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>>>THIS IS AN NBC NEWS SPECIAL REPORT. HERE’S LESTER HOLT. >>WE’RE COMING ON THE AIR TO BRING YOU AN EXTRAORDINARY MOMENT. A MEETING UNDER WAY WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE. THE SAME TWO MEN WHOSE PHONE CONVERSATION LAST JULY HAS NOW TRIGGERED A CONGRESSIONAL IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY. LET’S TAKE YOU INTO THAT MEETING.>>HIS REPUTATION, VERY, VERY STRONG, LOOKING INTO ALL SORTS OF CORRUPTION AND SOME OF THE PROBLEMS THEY’VE HAD OVER THE YEARS. I THINK IT’S ONE OF THE PRIMARY REASONS GOT ELECTED IS THE REPUTATION. AND IT’S AN HONOR TO BE WITH YOU AND WE SPOKE A COUPLE OF TIMES, AS YOU PROBABLY REMEMBER AND THEY’D LIKE TO HEAR EVERY SINGLE WORD AND WE GIVE THEM EVERY SINGLE WORD. AND THEY SAY, WHAT ABOUT TODAY? I THINK THE PRESS WOULD LIKE TO SAY BUT WE’VE GOT LOTS OF WITNESSES. BUT THE COUNTRY OF, OUR COUNTRY IS DOING PHENOMENALLY WELL. THE BEST ECONOMY WE’VE EVER HAD. WE HAVE THE BEST EMPLOYMENT NUMBERS WE’VE EVER HAD. WE HAVE NOW ALMOST 160 MILLION PEOPLE WORKING, WHICH IS MORE THAN WE’VE EVER HAD. WE’RE DOING VERY WELL IN EVERY RESPECT AND I HAVE A FEELING WILL DO FANTASTICALLY WELL.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. IT’S A GREAT PLEASURE FOR ME TO BE HERE AND IT’S BETTER TO BE ON TV THAN BY PHONE. I THINK.>>YEAH.>>AND MR. PRESIDENT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND I’M NOT IN NEW YORK BUT I KNOW THAT YOU NEVER BEEN IN UKRAINE.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>AND YOUR PREDECESSOR ALSO, HOW TO SAY IT IN ENGLISH, DIDN’T FIND TIME. CAN YOU GIVE ME A WORD THAT YOU’LL COME TO OUR GREAT COUNTRY?>>WELL, I’M GOING TO TRY. AND I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE, I SAY THIS, I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE FROM UKRAINE. THEY’RE GREAT PEOPLE. AND I OWN SOMETHING CALLED THE MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT AND YEARS AGO, SOLD IT TO IMG AND WHEN I RAN FOR PRESIDENT, I THOUGHT MAYBE IT WOULDN’T BE THE GREATEST THING TO OWN MISS UNIVERSE AND MISS USA PAGEANT BUT IT’S A GREAT THING AND WE HAD A WINNER FROM UKRAINE. AND WE’VE REALLY HAD, WE GOT TO KNOW THE COUNTRY VERY WELL IN A LOT OF DIFFERENT WAYS BUT IT’S A COUNTRY I THINK WITH TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL. >>YEP, I KNOW IT IS BECAUSE I AM FROM THAT COUNTRY. I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE INVITATION TO WASHINGTON. YOU INVITED ME. BUT I THINK, I’M SORRY, BUT I THINK YOU FORGOT TO TELL ME THE DATE. BUT I THINK — THEY KNOW BEFORE US AND I WANT TO THANK YOU, TO THANK YOU ESPECIALLY, MR. PRESIDENT, TO USA, TO YOUR GOVERNMENT, LIKE I SAID, I KNOW MANY PEOPLE, MANY FACES. IT’S LIKE SECOND FAMILY. WE KNOW EACH OTHER. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. ESPECIALLY NOW WHEN WE HAVE TWO, REALLY, WARS IN UKRAINE. WITH CORRUPTION, YOU KNOW, BUT WE’LL BE WINNER IN THIS FIGHT, I’M SURE, AND MY PRIORITY IS TO STOP THE WAR AND TO GET BACK OUR TERRITORIES. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN THIS CASE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. PRESIDENT. AND IF YOU REMEMBER, YOU LOST CRIMEA, NOT DURING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, BUT THE OTHER.>>YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO HELP US.>>THAT’S RIGHT. BUT THAT WAS DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION THAT YOU LOST CRIMEA AND I DIDN’T THINK IT WAS SOMETHING YOU SHOULD HAVE, BUT THAT WAS DONE A LONG TIME AGO AND I THINK IT WAS HANDLED POORLY, BUT IT’S JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS. ONE OF THE ELEMENTS THAT WE DISCUSSED IS THE UNITED STATES HELPS UKRAINE BUT I THINK THE OTHER COUNTRIES SHOULD HELP UKRAINE MUCH MORE THAN THEY’RE DOING. GERMANY, FRANCE, THE EUROPEAN UNION. THEY REALLY SHOULD HELP YOU A LOT MORE AND I THINK MAYBE TOGETHER, WE’LL WORK ON THAT. THEY HAVE TO FEEL A LITTLE BIT GUILTY ABOUT IT BECAUSE THEY’RE NOT DOING WHAT THEY SHOULD BE DOING. YOU’RE VERY IMPORTANT TO THE EUROPEAN UNION, VERY IMPORTANT STRATEGICALLY AND I THINK THEY SHOULD SPEND A LOT MORE IN HELPING UKRAINE AND THEY KNOW THAT ALSO AND THEY ACTUALLY TELL ME THAT, BUT THEY DON’T SEEM TO PRODUCE. SO I’M SURE YOU’LL TALK TO THEM AND I’LL CERTAINLY BE TALKING TO THEM. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. PRESIDENT. AND, YOU KNOW, NOW WE NEED, I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT, WE DON’T NEED HELP, WE NEED SUPPORT, REAL SUPPORT. THANKS TO ALL THE EUROPEAN COUNTRIES WHICH HELP US. BUT WE ALSO WANT TO HAVE MORE, MORE, BUT I UNDERSTAND. SO ONLY TOGETHER, AMERICA AND EU, ONLY TOGETHER WE CAN STOP THE WAR. AND, YOU KNOW, WE ALREADY, WE JUST WANT TO TELL THEM, REMEMBER, WE ARE THE BIGGEST COUNTRY IN EUROPE BUT WE WANT TO BE THE RICHEST ONE.>>YOU HAVE GREAT PEOPLE IN UKRAINE AND VERY TALENTED PEOPLE. MANUFACTURING. IN TERMS OF SOME OF THE THINGS THEY DO. AND WE’LL BE DOING, WE’RE DOING TRADING ALREADY, BUT WE SHOULD BE DOING A LOT MORE TRADING WITH UKRAINE BUT VERY TALENTED PEOPLE. THEY MAKE GREAT THINGS. AT THE TOP OF THE LINE, REALLY. SO THAT’S VERY IMPORTANT. AND THE OTHER THING, I’VE HEARD YOU ACTUALLY HAVE OVER THE LAST FAIRLY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, YOU’VE REALLY MADE SOME PROGRESS WITH RUSSIA. I HEAR A LOT OF PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE AND JUST KEEP IT GOING. IT WOULD BE NICE TO END THAT WHOLE DISASTER.>>I WANT TO TELL YOU, BEFORE THAT RELATIONSHIP WITH RUSSIA. I WANT TO KNOW THAT NOW WE HAVE THE NEW TEAM. THE NEW PARLIAMENT. THE NEW GOVERNMENT.>>RIGHT.>>SO NOW ABOUT 74 LAWS, NEW LAWS WHICH HELP FOR NEW REFORMS, LAND REFORM. CONCESSIONS. THAT GENERAL SECURITY, AND WE LAUNCHED THE SECRETARY. AND CORRUPTION COURT. AS WE CAME, WE LAUNCHED THE ANTI-CORRUPTION COURT. IT BEGAN TO WORK ON THE FIFTH OF SEPTEMBER. IT WAS FIVE DAYS, WE HAD THE NEW GOVERNMENT. SO WE ALREADY, WE WANT TO SHOW THAT WE JUST COME AND IF SOMEBODY, IF YOU WANT TO HELP US, SO JUST LET’S DO BUSINESS CASES.>>RIGHT.>>WE HAVE MANY.>>IT’S TOUGH, CORRUPTION IN UKRAINE. BECAUSE THAT WILL REALLY MAKE YOU GREAT PERSONALLY AND BE SO TREMENDOUS FOR YOUR NATION IN TERMS OF WHAT YOU WANT TO DO AND WHERE YOU WANT TO TAKE IT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. PRESIDENT.>>INVESTIGATE ABOUT JOE BIDEN AND HUNTER BIDEN?>>I THINK YOU READ EVERYTHING. SO I THINK YOU READ THE TEXTS. I’M SORRY, BUT I DON’T WANT TO BE INVOLVED TO DEMOCRATIC OPEN ELECTIONS OF USA. WE HAD, I THINK, GOOD PHONE CALL. IT WAS NORMAL. WE SPOKE ABOUT MANY THINGS. SO I THINK YOU READ IT.>>IN OTHER WORDS, THERE WAS NO PRESSURE. AND YOU KNOW, BY THE WAY, THERE WAS NO PRESSURE. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SEE IT WHAT WENT ON THE CALL, BUT YOU KNOW THAT. YOU COULD ASK THE QUESTION, AND I APPRECIATE THE ANSWER.>>VICE PRESIDENT ZELENSKY TO DO MORE ON JOE BIDEN?>>NO, I WANT HIM TO DO WHATEVER HE CAN. THIS WASN’T HIS FAULT. IN TERMS OF CORRUPTION BECAUSE THE CORRUPTION IS MASSIVE. WHEN BIDEN’S SON WALKS AWAY FROM UKRAINE WITH MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, THAT’S CORRUPTION. WHEN BIDEN’S SON WALKS OUT OF CHINA WITH $1.5 MILLION IN A FUND, AND BIGGEST FUNDS IN THE WORLD CAN’T GET MONEY OUT OF CHINA AND THERE FOR ONE QUICK MEETING AND THEN FLIES IN ON AIR FORCE 2, I THINK THAT’S A HORRIBLE THING. I THINK IT’S A HORRIBLE THING BUT I’M GOING FAR BEYOND THAT. I KNOW THE PRESIDENT, I’VE READ A LOT ABOUT UKRAINE, A LOT ABOUT A LOT OF COMPANIES. HE WANTS TO STOP CORRUPTION. HE WAS ELECTED, I THINK, NUMBER ONE ON THE BASIS OF STOPPING CORRUPTION WHICH UNFORTUNATELY, PLAGUED UKRAINE. AND IF HE COULD DO THAT, HE’S DOING REALLY, THE WHOLE WORLD A BIG FAVOR AND I THINK HE’S GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL.>>ON RUDY GIULIANI, WHY DO YOU THINK IT’S IMPORTANT FOR YOUR PERSONAL ATTORNEY TO GET INVOLVED.>>YOU’LL HAVE TO ASK RUDY. AND HE’S LOOKING WHERE THE PHONY WITCH HUNT STARTED, WHERE IT STARTED, THE RUSSIAN WITCH HUNT THAT TURNED OUT TO BE 2.5 YEARS OF PHONY NONSENSE AND RUDY GIULIANI IS A GREAT LAWYER. HE WAS A GREAT MAYOR. HIGHLY RESPECTED. I WATCHED THE PASSION HE’S HAD ON TELEVISION OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS. I THINK IT’S INCREDIBLE THE WAY HE’S DONE IT. HE WANTS TO FIND OUT WHERE DID THIS RUSSIA WITCH HUNT THAT YOU REALLY HELPED PERPETRATE, WHY DID IT START? IT WAS ALL NONSENSE, A HOAX, IT WAS A MEDIA HOAX AND A DEMOCRAT HOAX. WHERE DID IT START AND RUDY’S GOT EVERY RIGHT TO FIND OUT WHERE THAT STARTED AND OTHER PEOPLE LOOKING AT IT TOO. WHERE DID IT START? THE ENABLERS, WHERE DID IT COME FROM? IT WAS OUT OF THIN AIR AND I THINK HE’S GOT A VERY STRONG RIGHT TO DO IT. GOOD LAWYER, KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT HE’S DOING AND IT’S VERY IMPORTANT.>>DO YOU BELIEVE THE EMAILS WITH HILLARY CLINTON, THEY’RE IN UKRAINE?>>I THINK THEY COULD BE. THE 30,000 SHE DELETED? I THINK THEY COULD. BOY, THAT WAS A NICE QUESTION. I LIKE THAT QUESTION. BECAUSE FRANKLY, I THINK THAT ONE OF THE GREAT CRIMES COMMITTED IS HILLARY CLINTON DELETING 33,000 EMAILS AFTER CONGRESS SENDS HER A SUBPOENA. THINK OF THAT. YOU CAN’T EVEN DO THAT IN A CIVIL CASE. YOU CAN’T GET RID OF EVIDENCE LIKE THAT. SHE DELETED 33,000 EMAILS AFTER, NOT BEFORE, AFTER RECEIVING THE SUBPOENA FROM THE U.S. CONGRESS. I MEAN, I’VE NEVER HEARD — SHE’S DONE FAR WORSE THAN THAT, I DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH WORSE IT CAN BE BUT MANY OTHER THINGS SHE DID THAT WERE WRONG BUT THAT’S SO OBVIOUS. GETS A SUBPOENA FROM THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS AND DELETES THEM AND THEN SHE SAID, AS I REMEMBER IT, THEY HAD TO DO WITH THE WEDDING AND YOGA. SHE DOES A LOT OF YOGA, RIGHT? SO 33,000 EMAILS ABOUT THE WEDDING OF HER DAUGHTER AND OWE YOGA. IT’S CORRUPT GOVERNMENT. WE HAVE CORRUPTION IN OUR GOVERNMENT AS WELL AND WHEN YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENED WITH HILLARY CLINTON, WHEN YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENED WITH COMEY AND McCABE, ALL OF THESE PEOPLE, WE HAVE A LOT OF THINGS GOING ON HERE. HOPEFULLY, IT WILL BE FOUND OUT VERY SOON BUT I THINK A LOT OF PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE. A LOT OF PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE.>>MILITARY AID CONTINUE, I’M SURE IT WILL CONTINUE IN THE FUTURE?>>WE’RE WORKING WITH UKRAINE AND WE WANT OTHER COUNTRIES TO WORK WITH UKRAINE. WHEN I SAY WORK, I’M REFERRING TO MONEY. THEY SHOULD PUT UP MORE MONEY. WE PUT UP A LOT OF MONEY. I GAVE YOU ANTI-TANK BUSTERS THAT FRANKLY, PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS SENDING YOU PILLOWS. AND SHEETS. AND I GAVE YOU ANTI-TANK BUSTERS. A LOT OF PEOPLE DIDN’T WANT TO DO THAT, BUT I DID IT. AND I REALLY HOPE THAT RUSSIA, BECAUSE I REALLY BELIEVE THAT PRESIDENT PUTIN WOULD LIKE TO DO SOMETHING. I HOPE YOU AND PRESIDENT PUTIN GET TOGETHER AND CAN SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM. THAT WOULD BE A TREMENDOUS ACHIEVEMENT AND I KNOW YOU’RE TRYING TO DO THAT.>>LOOKING INTO JOE BIDEN, ASKED THE PROSECUTOR TO LOOK INTO THE MATTER. HAVE YOU HAD THAT CONVERSATION?>>NO, I HAVEN’T. BUT I THINK THIS. I THINK THAT SOMEBODY, IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT HE DID THAT’S SO BAD, HIS SON, HE GOES TO CHINA, WALKS AWAY WITH A BILLION AND A HALF DOLLARS. HE GOES TO UKRAINE AND HE WALKS AWAY WITH $50,000 A MONTH AND A LOT OF MONEY IN ADDITION TO THAT AND THE WHOLE THING WITH THE PROSECUTOR IN UKRAINE AND HE’S UNPAID. THIS ISN’T LIKE MAYBE HE DID IT OR DIDN’T, HE’S UNPAID DOING THIS. I SAW THIS A WHILE AGO. I LOOKED AT IT AND I SAID, THAT’S INCREDIBLE. NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THAT. EITHER HE’S DUMB OR THOUGHT HE WAS IN A ROOM FULL OF REALLY GOOD FRIENDS OR MAYBE IT’S A COMBINATION IN THIS CASE.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE HAVE INDEPENDENT COUNTRY AND INDEPENDENT GENERAL SECURITY. I CAN’T PUSH ANYONE, YOU KNOW? THAT’S THE QUESTION. THE ANSWER. SO I DIDN’T CALL SOMEBODY OR THE NEW GENERAL SECURITY. I DIDN’T ASK HIM. I DIDN’T PUSH HIM. [ SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE ] [ SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE ] [ SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE ] [ SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE ]>>UKRAINIAN SPEAKING IN UKRAINIAN, MORE COMFORTABLE, ESPECIALLY IN SOME OF THE MORE POINTED QUESTIONS.>>INVESTIGATION, I WANT TO UNDERSCORE THAT UKRAINE IS INDEPENDENT COUNTRY, WE HAVE A NEW PROSECUTOR GENERAL OF UKRAINE. WITH A WESTERN EDUCATION AND FREE TO INVESTIGATE AND CONSIDER THE PROSPECTS. WE HAVE MANY MORE ISSUES TO CARE ABOUT THAN TO TRACK HIM. AS PRESIDENT TRUMP MENTIONED ABOUT IT. SO WE KNOW WHAT TO DO AND WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO TACKLE.>>SHOULD THE ATTORNEY GENERAL BE INVOLVED IN THIS MATTER? PRESIDENT ZELENSKY?>>DID YOU ASK NANCY PELOSI THE FIND HER WAY OUT OF IMPEACHMENT YESTERDAY?>>NOT AT ALL. SHE’S LOST HER WAY. SHE’S TAKEN OVER BY THE RADICAL LEFT. SHE HAS REALLY LOST HER WAY. I SPOKE TO HER ABOUT GUNS YESTERDAY. SHE DIDN’T EVEN KNOW I WAS TALKING ABOUT IT. SHE’S NOT INTERESTED IN GUNS. NANCY PELOSI IS NOT INTERESTED IN GUNS AND GUN PROTECTION AND GUN SAFETY. ALL SHE’S THINKING ABOUT THIS, TAKEN OVER BY THE RADICAL LEFT. THE WHOLE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. LOOK AT WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE MEDIA. THE WHOLE PARTY IS TAKEN OVER BY THE LEFT AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH. MY POLL NUMBERS HAVE GONE UP BUT I DON’T WANT THEM TO GO UP FOR THIS REASON. WHEN THEY LOOK AND WHEN YOU SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING, PEOPLE ARE ANGRY AT DEMOCRATS, THEY’RE REALLY ANGRY AT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND THINGS LIKE, AS AN EXAMPLE, GETTING DRUG PRICES DOWN, THINGS LIKE GUN SAFETY, INFRASTRUCTURE, THE DEMOCRATS CAN’T TALK ABOUT THAT BECAUSE THEY’VE BEEN TAKEN OVER BY A RADICAL GROUP OF PEOPLE AND NANCY PELOSI AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED, SHE’S NO LONGER THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>PRESIDENT TRUMP NOT BITING ON ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS THERE IN A RATHER SPIRITED EXCHANGE, REACTING TO THE FORMAL IMPEACHMENT PROCESS THAT BEGAN, AT LEAST THE INQUIRY WITH THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE, PRESIDENT ZELENSKY AND WITH ANDREA MITCHELL WITH US HERE, THERE IS A LOT WE’VE BEEN WATCHING UNFOLD TODAY. WHAT WE SEE FROM THE PRESIDENT CLEARLY, HIS LINE OF DEFENSE IS THE POWER OF REPETITION, WHICH WE’VE SEEN MANY TIMES BEFORE, TURNING THIS ON TO THE ISSUE OF VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN.>>TURNING IT ON TO THE ISSUE OF BIDEN, WHICH HAS BEEN FULLY INVESTIGATED, AND IN FACT, JOE BIDEN WAS APPROPRIATELY ACCORDING TO ALL REPORTING, PRESSURING THE UKRAINIANS AS WAS THE EUROPEAN UNION, THE IMF AND THE WESTERN DEMOCRACIES TO CLEAN UP THEIR CORRUPTION AND PART OF THE PROBLEM WAS THIS PROSECUTOR WHO WAS PART OF THE PROBLEM. HE WAS PART OF THE CORRUPTION. SO THAT WAS THE PRESSURE TO GET RID OF THE PROSECUTOR. THIS IS REFERENCED IN THE CALL WHERE THE PRESIDENT INACCURATELY, APPARENTLY, IS TELLING THIS UKRAINIAN LEADER IN THEIR FIRST CONVERSATION ACCORDING TO THE TRANSCRIPT OF THE NOTES RELEASED TODAY THAT BIDEN INAPPROPRIATELY GOT RID OF THE PROSECUTOR TO SOMEHOW PROTECT HIS SON. THE PRESIDENT WAS GOING AFTER THIS. ZELENSKY, WHO’S SO VULNERABLE, HE’S A NEW LEADER, ELECTED TO CLEAN UP CORRUPTION AND TRY TO WIN THE WAR OR FIGHT OFF RUSSIAN AGGRESSION AND REGAINED CRIMEA. SO HE NEEDS THESE WEAPONS. THESE ARE WEAPONS THAT HAVE BEEN COMMITTED TO BY CONGRESS, THAT HAVE BEEN COMMITTED TO BY DECADES BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT IN EXCHANGE FOR THE UKRAINE GIVING UP THEIR NUCLEAR WEAPONS DECADES AGO. SO HE’S TRYING TO MAKE NICE AND SAYING, COME TO UKRAINE. YOUR PREDECESSOR DIDN’T HAVE ENOUGH TIME.>>FLASHES OF HUMOR, WE SHOULD NOTE, WAS A COMEDIAN.>>HE WAS AN ENTERTAINER. COME TO WASHINGTON BUT YOU HAVEN’T GIVEN ME A DATE. TRYING TO PIN HIM DOWN, TRYING TO CHANGE THE SUBJECT.>>A KEY PHRASE, NOBODY PUSHED ME. THE QUESTION, REALLY, ISN’T WHETHER HE WAS PUSHED. THE ISSUE AS DEMOCRATS SEEM TO BE POINTING OUT IS THE FACT THAT THERE WAS AN ASK FOR HELP REGARDING INVESTIGATING BIDEN. THAT IN ITSELF IS A VIOLATION.>>ON THE BASE OF IT, ACCORDING TO THESE NOTES, JUST THE FACT THAT THE UKRAINIAN WAS TALKING ABOUT DEFENSIVE WEAPONS, GETTING WEAPONS AND THE MONEY HAD BEEN FROZEN, THE WEEK BEFORE BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WITH NO REAL EXPLANATION AND THE PRESIDENT WAS SAYING, RIGHT AFTER THAT, YES, BUT I NEED A FAVOR. AND THE FAVOR WAS TO GO AFTER HILLARY CLINTON, TO GO AFTER THE ORIGINS OF THE MUELLER PROBE WHICH HE BELIEVES IS PART OF WHAT MANY SAY IS A CONSPIRACY THEORY AND TO GO AFTER JOE BIDEN AND JOE BIDEN’S SON.>>I WANT TO GO TO PETE WILLIAMS RIGHT NOW. YOU’VE BEEN WATCHING THESE EVENTS UNFOLD TODAY. WHAT’S THE LEGAL LINE HERE? PRESIDENT ASKED FOR HELP REGARDING A POTENTIAL OPPONENT. IS THAT A VIOLATION OF THE LAW?>>THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAYS NO. WE LEARNED TODAY, LESTER, WHILE THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY WAS TOLD BY JUSTICE THAT THIS DIDN’T RISE TO THE LEVEL OF A WHISTLE BLOWER COMPLAINT THAT SHOULD AUTOMATICALLY REPORT TO CONGRESS, IT SHOULD BE REFERRED TO JUSTICE FOR CRIMINAL PROSECUTION AND THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SPENT A COUPLE OF WEEKS LOOKING INTO WHETHER THIS DID, IN FACT, AMOUNT TO A SOLICITATION OF A FOREIGN CONTRIBUTION. NOW, THE LAW SPEAKS OF SOMETHING OF VALUE AND THERE HAVE BEEN CASES IN THE PAST THAT THE FEDERAL ELECTIONS COMMISSION PROSECUTED OR BROUGHT CHARGES ON OR LAWSUITS OVER INTANGIBLE THINGS LIKE POLLING DATA OR CAMPAIGN CONSULTATIONS, CONSULTANT HELP, THINGS THAT AREN’T FINANCIAL, DIRECT MONETARY CONTRIBUTION. NONETHELESS, JUSTICE SAYS, THIS KIND OF A CONVERSATION BETWEEN TWO LEADERS, A DIPLOMATIC CONVERSATION, THEY SAY, DOESN’T FIT THE DEFINITION OF SOMETHING OF VALUE, AND FOR THAT REASON, THEY CONCLUDED IT WAS NOT AGAINST THE LAW. BY THE WAY, THEY ALSO SAY ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR NEVER KNEW ABOUT THIS UNTIL THE COMPLAINT CAME TO THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, PRESIDENT TRUMP NEVER TALKED TO HIM ABOUT UKRAINE, BUT HE’S NEVER TALKED TO RUDY GIULIANI ABOUT THIS, BARR HASN’T, AND THAT BARR HIMSELF NEVER TALKED TO THE UKRAINIANS ABOUT IT. OF COURSE, WHETHER THAT’S AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE, THAT’S NOT A LEGAL MATTER. THAT’S A POLITICAL MATTER FOR CONGRESS.>>I WANT TO GO TO CHUCK TODD RIGHT NOW, THE MODERATOR OF “MEET THE PRESS.” YOU HEARD THE PRESIDENT THERE USING VERY FAMILIAR TERMS. WITCH HUNT. IS HE GOING TO TAKE THE SAME GAME PLAN FROM MUELLER AND MOVE IT INTO THIS INQUIRY?>>I THINK HE’S GOING TO TRY. YOU OBVIOUSLY DO WITH WHAT WORKED WITH YOU BEFORE AND HE’S GOING TO TRY TO DO THAT. I CAN’T GET OVER HOW REMARKABLE IT WAS THAT THE UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT THERE HAD TO SIT THERE AND I DON’T KNOW IF PEOPLE CAUGHT THE EXPRESSION ON HIS FACE WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP TALKED ABOUT THE CRIMEA SITUATION IN A VERY DISPASSIONATE WAY AS IF HE COULD PLAY NO ROLE IN THIS, YOU SAW THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE GOING OUT OF HIS WAY NOT TO EVEN USE THE WORD RUSSIA UNTIL FINALLY PRESIDENT TRUMP DID. HE SAID, WE’RE FIGHTING TWO WARS HERE. ONE ON CORRUPTION AND DIDN’T SAY THE NAME OF THE COUNTRY. IT’S REMARKABLE HOW MUCH THE UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT THERE IS TRYING DESPERATELY, FRANKLY, TO WALK THIS TIGHT ROPE OF NOT OFFENDING PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO COULD STOP THE AID, AND AT THE SAME TIME, NOT GETTING HIMSELF INVOLVED. HE DOESN’T WANT TO LOOK LIKE HE’S DEFENDING HIM EITHER. HE’S IN THIS HORRIBLE SITUATION. I WILL SAY THIS. I THINK THE PRESIDENT, FRANKLY, I DON’T THINK WE SHOULD ASCRIBE A STRATEGY HERE. I THINK THEY’RE GRASPING. IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, OVER THE LAST THREE DAYS, WE’VE SEEN DIFFERENT FORMS OF HOW HE’LL PUSH BACK. FIRST, WE’RE NOT GOING TO SEE A TRANSCRIPT. THEN IMPEACHMENT HAPPENS, OKAY, HERE IT IS. WELL, THERE’S NOT A VIOLATION OF THE LAW. THERE’S NOT THIS. I DON’T THINK THEY HAVE A STRATEGY YET, LESTER. I THINK THIS IS THE PRESIDENT FLAILING A BIT STILL.>>I WANT TO GO TO AMBASSADOR MICHAEL McFALL OUT OF STANFORD. YOU’VE BEEN INVOLVED IN THESE TYPE OF CONVERSATIONS. WE’VE HEARD THE TERM “TRANSCRIPT.” IT’S REALLY NOTES. DO YOU THINK WE HAVE A COMPLETE PICTURE OF WHAT OCCURRED IN THAT CONVERSATION?>>I DON’T KNOW FOR SURE, LESTER. I USED TO DO THOSE TRANSCRIPTS WHEN I USED TO WORK AT THE WHITE HOUSE AND USUALLY THE NOTE TAKERS IN THE WHITE HOUSE SITUATION ROOM TRANSCRIBED THEM FIRST AND PEOPLE LIKE MYSELF CORRECT THEM. I THINK IT’S PRETTY ACCURATE AND IT’S A VERY CLEAR QUID PRO QUO. MR. ZELENSKY, NOW PRESIDENT ZELENSKY KNOWS PERFECTLY WELL THE LEVERAGE THAT THE UNITED STATES HAS ON HIM. HE NEEDS THE UNITED STATES, HE NEEDS THOSE WEAPONS. SO WHEN THE PRESIDENT, PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID, CAN YOU DO ME A FAVOR, THE QUID PRO QUO ICLEAR AS DAY. I DON’T KNOW IF IT’S ILLEGAL BUT IT’S WRONG AND IT’S NOT THE RIGHT WAY TO CONDUCT DIPLOMACY.>>THE MONEY IS NEVER MENTIONED. $400 MILLION HAS BEEN FROZEN, YET SOMEHOW DOESN’T COME UP AT LEAST IN THE WRITTEN ASSESSMENT WE SEE.>>RIGHT, BUT PRESIDENT ZELENSKY KNOWS THE MONEY HAS BEEN FROZEN, RIGHT? IF YOU OWE ME A BILLION DOLLARS AND THEN I SAY, HEY, CAN YOU DO ME A FAVOR, LESTER, YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT’S GOING ON THERE. AND STAFF PREPPED THEIR PRESIDENTS, AT LEAST WHEN I WORKED IN THE WHITE HOUSE, SO THEY DON’T HAVE TO MAKE THOSE THINGS AS EXPLICIT. >>AMBASSADOR, THANK YOU. WE WANT TO LOOK AHEAD. WE’LL LOOK AT THE PRESIDENT FAIRLY SHORTLY. KRISTEN WELKER WITH MORE ON THAT. KRISTEN?>>THE PRESIDENT EXPECTED AT ABOUT 4:00 P.M. HERE AT THE INTERCONTINENTAL, WITH THE PRESS IN THE WAKE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND HAVE TO ANSWER MORE QUESTIONS LIKE THE ONES HE JUST GOT. YOU HEARD HIM THERE DEFIANT, DIGGING IN, I ANTICIPATE THAT’S THE PRESIDENT TRUMP WE’RE GOING TO QUESTION. WE KNOW THAT SOME OF THE ALLIES SAID, LOOK, THIS IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY COULD ACTUALLY HELP THE PRESIDENT POLITICALLY. COULD EMBOLDEN HIM AND ENERGIZE HIS BASE AND WHILE PRESIDENT TRUMP SEES SOME POLITICAL BENEFIT, HE UNDERSTANDS IT. AT THE SAME TIME, PRIVATELY, THIS IS A PRESIDENT WHO EARLIER THIS WEEK WAS TALKING ABOUT WINNING THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE. HE DOESN’T WANT TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE “I” WORD AND TALKING TO HIS ALLIES WHO SAY THIS CALL IS PROBLEMATIC. THEY’RE CONCERNED ABOUT IT. WHERE DOES IT GO FROM HERE? HE’LL HAVE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT AS WELL AS RUDY GIULIANI’S ROLE. YOU HEARD HIM SORT OF DODGE THAT QUESTION FROM MY COLLEAGUE, HALLIE JACKSON. HE’LL GET A LOT MORE OF THAT WHEN HE ADDRESSES THE PRESS SHORTLY. >>WE’LL CERTAINLY SEE YOU THEN. ANOTHER DAY OF FAST MOVING DEVELOPMENTS IN THE STORY INCLUDING THAT NEWS CONFERENCE BY PRESIDENT TRUMP SCHEDULED AGAIN TO TAKE PLACE AT 4:00 P.M. EASTERN TIME. THAT’S JUST A SHORT TIME FROM NOW. WE’LL BE BACK ON THE AIR TO BRING THAT TO YOU LIVE AND CERTAINLY ANY OTHER DEVELOPMENTS BEFORE THEN, WE’LL COME BACK TO YOU. FOR NOW, I’M LESTER HOLT. NBC NEWS IN NEW YORK. GOOD DAY.

100 Comments

  1. Reba Miller
    Reba Miller September 25, 2019

    Wow he must have put this guy on a supersonic jet to get him here so fast. What a bunch of ……..

  2. Teri Ward
    Teri Ward September 25, 2019

    Trump said we have a lot of corruption in this country he's right….. It's called Donald Trump!

  3. Jenny Zoet
    Jenny Zoet September 25, 2019

    The pot investigating the kettle's blackness.

  4. Luxandra Vela
    Luxandra Vela September 25, 2019

    🇺🇸🇺🇦

  5. Lily Jade
    Lily Jade September 25, 2019

    Is trump shooting himself on 1st avenue at the UN? Not even eye contact or handshake till the end? Not like with Putin in Helsinki!
    Oh trump telling on tv that all Europe should support Ukraine against THE russian putin regime!!! Sweet karma

  6. Jeremy Backup
    Jeremy Backup September 25, 2019

    Trump is the corruption….

  7. Gary Davidson
    Gary Davidson September 25, 2019

    Notice ourjustice dept ruled in ukraine and Russia the help requested by trump has no value therefore not illegal TELL THAT TO GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK

  8. Spike RaveOrDie
    Spike RaveOrDie September 25, 2019

    Wow Just WOW #FDT

  9. PeaceLoveAndJoy
    PeaceLoveAndJoy September 25, 2019

    Donald Trump is an embarrassment to this country.

  10. Diane Owen
    Diane Owen September 25, 2019

    "Whatever we can do….just take care of yourself." trump.

  11. H Pn
    H Pn September 25, 2019

    I bet the Ukrainians have those 33k emails

  12. Fuck Trump
    Fuck Trump September 25, 2019

    Trump is a crook and will go down as the biggest criminal this country has ever seen in the White House.

  13. ThE DuCk
    ThE DuCk September 25, 2019

    AWKWARD !! (>ლ)

  14. jodie vukmir
    jodie vukmir September 25, 2019

    Sorry this is NOT breaking news

  15. Diane Owen
    Diane Owen September 25, 2019

    remember that 'adult voice' from Charlie Brown? Shut up trump….just shut up.
    Wow, I have gained great respect for the Ukranian President, he managed trump well. trump is a rude, blow hard with no self awareness.

  16. jodie vukmir
    jodie vukmir September 25, 2019

    Don't care what they say now I think everything has been said already

  17. Reyn Portillano
    Reyn Portillano September 25, 2019

    Hahahaha,,, trump was looking STUPID in this interview listening to Ukrainian language .

  18. ken Sheeler
    ken Sheeler September 25, 2019

    The dems are a bunch of whiney babies

  19. Patricia Scott
    Patricia Scott September 25, 2019

    I think all you MFS.APEASE OUR PRESIDENTS WHILE IN THEIR COUNTRY.YOU LIARS KNOW POLITICS🤡BIDEN'S SON COMITTED A CRIME AND FATHER BAILED HIM WITH THREATS.OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WAS NORHING BUT CORRUPTION ●

  20. Anita Foster
    Anita Foster September 25, 2019

    This is shameful and embarrassing.

  21. tfcooks
    tfcooks September 25, 2019

    A person under investigation should not meet with a witness to the crime. Obstruction of justice on live TV? Again?

  22. me myself
    me myself September 25, 2019

    10:17 tells the tale. More made up BS from the MSM and their Democrat handlers pulling at strings. That is why they are talking about an Impeachment [i]inquiry[/i] and not [i]impeachment proceedings[/i].

  23. Malcolm Maclenan
    Malcolm Maclenan September 25, 2019

    The Ukrainian speaks excellent English, he is s clever chap.

  24. Zac L
    Zac L September 25, 2019

    Sounds to me like Trump is on to something and Pelosi knows it so she’s trying to get him impeached

  25. Otto Arcueid
    Otto Arcueid September 25, 2019

    DemoCraps is literally committing political suicide…they disgusts the whole world!

  26. Paul
    Paul September 25, 2019

    How can he say the economy is the best it's ever been with a straight face the whole time?

  27. Terrier Queen
    Terrier Queen September 25, 2019

    WASTED effort! Let's see the talking points….Miss Universe Pageant….cheap Travelosity routine…vague, generalized calls for EUROPE to do more…Zelenski denying HE pressured TRUMPUTIN (not the other way around)…Neither one addressing Trumputin's short-lived halting of financial aid to Ukraine. Excuse me, but WHAT was the PURPOSE of this dog-and-pony show?

  28. T.Kizer Söze
    T.Kizer Söze September 25, 2019

    Where’s the Biden video?

  29. 9 GOD
    9 GOD September 25, 2019

    S o m u c h c r i n g e .

  30. richard thayer
    richard thayer September 25, 2019

    TRUMP IS AWESOME NO MORE WITCH HUNTS THINK AND GROW RICH!

  31. Baqaqi Pekhebi
    Baqaqi Pekhebi September 25, 2019

    Trump is working for Russia. It is obvious! What can the Ukrainian President say? He is desperate to have support to end the war and get back all of Ukraine. He would never say he was pressured even if he felt he was. Trump is a bully. Let’s see his taxes and have the truth about this thug! Three years on he is still crying about Hillary, Putin’s #1 enemy. He is such a liar. The javelins were approved by Obama. Total nut job!

  32. Richy Rich
    Richy Rich September 25, 2019

    ORANGE TURD. IMPEACH. IMPRISON. HANG.

  33. DAT•CULTURE
    DAT•CULTURE September 25, 2019

    This clown president of ours, can say so many things, but he is reaching out to other presidents to make piece.

  34. Randi Ramm
    Randi Ramm September 25, 2019

    Crowdstrike data files and comms in Ukraine should be made public to the world…. Without deletions!

  35. Moscow Mitch
    Moscow Mitch September 25, 2019

    Trump is always so outclassed on the world stage …he discusses me!!!…best employment numbers…still riding Obama's coattails LOl.!

  36. Nowhere Man
    Nowhere Man September 25, 2019

    I want Lenny Dykstra for President!

  37. Paul
    Paul September 25, 2019

    lol – notice how he turned a question about using his personal attorney for government business from Ukrain to investigating the Russia connection.

  38. Robert G
    Robert G September 25, 2019

    This was a real waste of time. Nothing of any consequence was said…just a lit of thanking and braging. Useless.

  39. michael cortez
    michael cortez September 25, 2019

    Trump brings in his willing accomplice.

  40. scott pines
    scott pines September 25, 2019

    This president telling another leader corruption is bad. What a joke. The facts have to come out. Get the whistleblower to testify quickly. Our president is evil and its ominous how so many of his supporters react with glee each time he commits a crime without consequences.

  41. x* {x Neocortex x} *x
    x* {x Neocortex x} *x September 25, 2019

    OUT TRUMP NOW!!! OUT TRUMP NOW!!! OUT TRUMP NOW!!! OUT TRUMP NOW!!! OUT TRUMP NOW!!! OUT TRUMP NOW!!! OUT TRUMP NOW!!!
    OUT TRUMP NOW!!! OUT TRUMP NOW!!! OUT TRUMP NOW!!! OUT TRUMP NOW!!! OUT TRUMP NOW!!! OUT TRUMP NOW!!! OUT TRUMP NOW!!!

  42. Raul Mureş
    Raul Mureş September 25, 2019

    Trump is a liar… Watergate 2.0

  43. Derrick Williams
    Derrick Williams September 25, 2019

    I know nothing https://youtu.be/FEbOBG7vFts 🍷

  44. stevenshames111665
    stevenshames111665 September 25, 2019

    Trump is just a depression mess

  45. Lidia Santoro
    Lidia Santoro September 25, 2019

    The American people know that Trump did nothing. Its the Democrat fanatics that are crying wolf yet again.

  46. House Essentials
    House Essentials September 25, 2019

    How about Biden threatening to withdraw 1B in aid if Ukraine does not withdraw the investigation of the company that Biden son was involved with?

  47. Sandy P
    Sandy P September 25, 2019

    Trump is SCARED

  48. Aaron Rollins
    Aaron Rollins September 25, 2019

    It starts at 2:25

  49. Rocky USA
    Rocky USA September 25, 2019

    Why was all that money, weapons going to the Ukraine 🤔? What went on during traitor44 Obama administration? Trump does not want war, that's why Bolton was kicked out the door. Beware the military industrial complex!!! Trump2020 🇺🇸

  50. zz1956 zz1959
    zz1956 zz1959 September 25, 2019

    Yay for Mr. President trump trump Trump He is our man if he can't do it no one can Hey democrats form To lines And as you Walk past the president kiss him on His butt One on the right and 1 on the left You 1st stone face Nancy Pelosi

  51. Nate Jr
    Nate Jr September 25, 2019

    Shut up trump

  52. H Pn
    H Pn September 25, 2019

    The press is going to lalala.
    Americans will never accept the us media stuff out today.
    Credibility is shot.

  53. Al
    Al September 25, 2019

    Biden commits a corruption… everybody attacks Trump and Zelensky.

  54. chaoreye
    chaoreye September 25, 2019

    Trump NEVER thinks that anything he does or his family are HORRIBLE!!

  55. chaoreye
    chaoreye September 25, 2019

    HORRIBLE LEADER Trump!! FAKE PRESIDENT! Too corrupt and STUPID

  56. gotfreid
    gotfreid September 25, 2019

    we got to get our story straight.

  57. chaoreye
    chaoreye September 25, 2019

    Let see how many EVIDENCE has TRUMP destroyed??! I m sure a lot!!

  58. chaoreye
    chaoreye September 25, 2019

    Trump focus is others "wrongdoings" and he never ever mentions his and his familys wrongdoings

  59. chaoreye
    chaoreye September 25, 2019

    Is HILARY the president?? Should the focus on her or Trump and his stupidity and lack of leadership!! Hmmmm

  60. Bob Allen
    Bob Allen September 25, 2019

    No but liar

  61. George Neal
    George Neal September 25, 2019

    Your queen LOST. When are all you Embarrassmentsocrats ever going to just accept that FACT, and get over your TDS.

  62. A Tvi
    A Tvi September 25, 2019

    Trump just stepped in a hole big different mess. I'm glad that Ukrainian president got on the news and admitted that Trump said he will help them get back their lands. That would make a huge problem with Putin. Now Putin get to see just the type of guy he's dealing with, Trump is playing with fire and it's being revealed to the components. The Democrats or even goin to jail are the least of his worries. Maybe it's not all about the impeachment maybe.. the goal is to reveal, how Trump is playing these leaders like this.

  63. Andrew Jessen
    Andrew Jessen September 25, 2019

    The algorithm is hard at work on this message board. TRRRRUMMP TWENTY20

  64. Otto Arcueid
    Otto Arcueid September 25, 2019

    Zelensky was elected by Ukrainian people with 72% Votes, seems some DemoCraps want a war with Ukraine by messing up with their President!

  65. Nashanta Stanley
    Nashanta Stanley September 25, 2019

    Why is Trump there?! To deliver the 💰 he promised him?!

  66. FROM SMART TO WISE: ACTING AND LEADING WITH WISDOM
    FROM SMART TO WISE: ACTING AND LEADING WITH WISDOM September 25, 2019

    TRUMP THE PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD

  67. James Ricker
    James Ricker September 25, 2019

    He's getting desperate

  68. Adrine Khederlarian
    Adrine Khederlarian September 25, 2019

    Trump 2020 keep America great

  69. Bill Wisniewski
    Bill Wisniewski September 25, 2019

    the perfect cellmate for italian-american mayor rudy giulani is his paisano, attorney michael avenatti.

  70. Terri Phillips
    Terri Phillips September 25, 2019

    More more more deflection

  71. Bill Smith
    Bill Smith September 25, 2019

    So, when you ask another country's leader to clean up corruption and it's clearly pointing at the democrat party, that's grounds for impeachment. But when the democrat party's relatives prosper off these other countries in a questionable manner it's unacceptable to examine them? Nonsense. Trump is doing exactly what the American people want. Look at who's using their position(s) in the past to make millions.

  72. jarome schin
    jarome schin September 25, 2019

    Does anybody really know what the Whistleblower complaint is?

  73. JeevesReturns
    JeevesReturns September 25, 2019

    When trump said “I know a lot of people from Ukraine” I wish the guy had said “yeah? Who? Give me 5 names”.

  74. liam h.
    liam h. September 25, 2019

    the Scamboni Crime Family is going down. count on it

  75. Bobbi Lyon
    Bobbi Lyon September 25, 2019

    Trump has not read anything about any country – just ask him…….

  76. Mannequinwizard
    Mannequinwizard September 25, 2019

    AMERICA IS STARTING TO GET REALLY GOOD AT RECOGNIZING THESE FAKE STORIES OR FRAME JOBS THAT THE LEFT KEEPS PUTTING OUT IF ITS ATTACKING TRUMP THEN ITS PROBABLY FAKE AND FROM THE LEFT

  77. Mannequinwizard
    Mannequinwizard September 25, 2019

    TRUMP FOCUS IS OTHERS "WRONGDOINGS" CORRECTION DEMOCRATS FOCUS OTHERS "WRONGDOINGS" HENCE PROJECTION AND THE LEFT NEVER MENTION THEIR OWN WRONGDOINGS THEY ALWAYS ACCUSE OTHERS OF WHAT THEY ARE DOING PLEASE AMERICA TRY AND UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING ON

  78. Kezoman1
    Kezoman1 September 25, 2019

    We have the most fantastically obnoxious criminal president* that we've ever had.

  79. Mannequinwizard
    Mannequinwizard September 25, 2019

    TRUMP FOCUS IS OTHERS "WRONGDOINGS" CORRECTION DEMOCRATS FOCUS OTHERS "WRONGDOINGS" HENCE "PROJECTION" AND THE LEFT NEVER MENTION THEIR OWN WRONGDOINGS THEY ALWAYS ACCUSE OTHERS OF WHAT THEY ARE DOING PLEASE AMERICA TRY AND UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING ON

  80. Mannequinwizard
    Mannequinwizard September 25, 2019

    WE HAVE THE MOST LYING MEDIA AND FRAME JOB ARITST MEDIA THAT WE HAVE EVER HAD AND EVERY WEEK THEY PROVE IT WITH ANOTHER FAKE STORY THAT WAS MADE UP LIKELY IN A BAR SOMEWHERE !!!!!!!!!!!

  81. Mannequinwizard
    Mannequinwizard September 25, 2019

    IS THE WHISTLE BLOWER EVEN A REAL PERSON ??? BECAUSE ALL I SEE IS FAKE STORIES AND NOW LIKELY FAKE PERSONS WHEN ITS CONVENIANT OF COURSE

  82. Kezoman1
    Kezoman1 September 25, 2019

    It's more than obvious that Trump has the Ukrainian President terrified.

  83. Mannequinwizard
    Mannequinwizard September 25, 2019

    DEMS CAN FOOL SOME OF THE PEOPLE ALL OF THE TIME AND ALL OF THE PEOPLE SOME OF THE TIME BUT THEY CANT FOOL ALL THE PEOPLE ALL OF THE TIME !!!!!!

  84. mikespg
    mikespg September 25, 2019

    I voted for Trump because he said he would rid the corruption and drain the swamp.

  85. Johnny Cage
    Johnny Cage September 25, 2019

    thank you trump …jc

  86. Theresa Dodson
    Theresa Dodson September 25, 2019

    Trump said Ukrainian has potential. In other words, No. He is not planning on visiting lol

  87. Kezoman1
    Kezoman1 September 25, 2019

    Ahhh, but the strawberries…that's were I had them. They laughed at me and made jokes, but I proved beyond a shadow of a doubt and with geometric logic that a duplicate key to the wardroom icebox did exi…O oh, did I see a couple of ballbearings in Donald's right hand? Humphrey Bogart(1954) The Cain Mutiny:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLUZ0Nv7UH4

  88. Paranoid
    Paranoid September 25, 2019

    Biden's son got 50,000 a month from corrupt dealings within Ukraine. Biden's hiding behind pelosi now, Trump uncovering corrupt politicians.

  89. Robert Williams
    Robert Williams September 25, 2019

    They're meeting to get their stories straight. Kinda sudden like aint it.

  90. Christopher Robin Garrish
    Christopher Robin Garrish September 25, 2019

    Real question is why is US insisting Ukraine remain in conflict with her neighbour? Real question is why does US think what Europe, Russia, China and Iran have to say means nothing. Real question is why is $250,000,000 going to a failed attempt to do what Hitler could not do; permanently consolidate Ukraine's oil and gas fields into the 'western supply chain'.

  91. jessie k
    jessie k September 25, 2019

    there is lots of corruption in USA. That is true. Should start looking from within.

  92. jessie k
    jessie k September 25, 2019

    trump only cares about his poll number not the country's security.

  93. Tim Lý
    Tim Lý September 25, 2019

    15:32 Even the top comedian from Ukraine was stunted at the acts of American media! Look at his face. He may be thinking, OMG! This is more scared than Creamia …

  94. William Derrickson
    William Derrickson September 26, 2019

    NBC has the audacity to try to spin what really happened when Joe Biden took his son, Hunter on AF#2 to China and came home with 1.5 BILLION. The FACT this happened is enough to warrant an investigation into the Ukraine and China. Trying to spin this politically is another shady move on the part of the fake media. Joe and Hunter Biden will be answering questions about their 'business' deals abroad. President Trump is totally in control and NBC and others are so arrogant to think to report what you think we should know. You are fake news! Thank God I can get communication with my president directly from him. The whole story with no edits. I bet you hate that, don't you NBC – Never Believe Channel.

  95. Oddly Wired
    Oddly Wired September 26, 2019

    #LiarNChief
    #ImpeachTre45son

  96. GaysAgainstAbortion
    GaysAgainstAbortion September 26, 2019

    good job Mr. Trump.

  97. David Eaton
    David Eaton September 26, 2019

    Trump is a criminal and traitor plain and simple,

  98. A S
    A S September 26, 2019

    NBC news should be dismantled, and these mind poisoners thrown in jail

  99. Mrs.49er
    Mrs.49er September 26, 2019

    Lier Lier Lier Lier Lier Lier Lier Lier Lier Lier
    PANTS ON FIRE!!!!!!!!!!

  100. Robert Looney
    Robert Looney September 26, 2019

    Are you triggered Trump?

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