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Trump Corruption Mars U.S. Relationship With Ukraine: Michael McFaul | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>I TEXTED MY KIDS, THIS IS>>I TEXTED MY KIDS, THIS IS THEIR ISSUE, CLIMATE. THEIR ISSUE, CLIMATE. THANK YOU ALL OF YOU AT HOME FOR THANK YOU ALL OF YOU AT HOME FOR JOINING US THIS HOUR. JOINING US THIS HOUR. IF YOU FOLLOW THE NEWS IN THE IF YOU FOLLOW THE NEWS IN THE CURRENT POLITICAL ERA THAN YOU CURRENT POLITICAL ERA THAN YOU KNOW THAT EVERY DAY IS A KNOW THAT EVERY DAY IS A TREADMILL OF BREAKING STORIES TREADMILL OF BREAKING STORIES AND BY THIS TIME EVERY EVENING AND BY THIS TIME EVERY EVENING WE’RE TRYING TO SPRINT TO KEEP WE’RE TRYING TO SPRINT TO KEEP UP, WE HAVE GOTTEN BRAND NEW, UP, WE HAVE GOTTEN BRAND NEW, ASTONISHING REPORTING ABOUT A ASTONISHING REPORTING ABOUT A PHONE CALL BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT PHONE CALL BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE UKRAINE. PRESIDENT OF THE UKRAINE. IT IS AT THE CENTER OF A WRISTLE IT IS AT THE CENTER OF A WRISTLE BLOWER COMPLAINT FILED BY A BLOWER COMPLAINT FILED BY A MEMBER OF THE INTELLIGENCE MEMBER OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY. COMMUNITY. IT STARTED A WEEK AGO WHEN THE IT STARTED A WEEK AGO WHEN THE CHAIR OF THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE CHAIR OF THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE ADAM SCHIFF REVEALED THAT THE ADAM SCHIFF REVEALED THAT THE INSPECTOR GENERAL RECEIVED A INSPECTOR GENERAL RECEIVED A WHISTLE-BLOWER COMPLAINT. WHISTLE-BLOWER COMPLAINT. AND HE DEEMED THE COMPLAINT AND HE DEEMED THE COMPLAINT CREDIBLE AND URGENT, BUT DONALD CREDIBLE AND URGENT, BUT DONALD TRUMP’S DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL TRUMP’S DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE WAS REFUSING TO INTELLIGENCE WAS REFUSING TO SHARE IT WITH DOCK AS REQUIRED SHARE IT WITH DOCK AS REQUIRED BY LAW. BY LAW. SOMETHING CONGRESSMAN SCHIFF SOMETHING CONGRESSMAN SCHIFF SAID HAD NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE. SAID HAD NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE. A FEW DAYS AGO WE GOT THE FIRST A FEW DAYS AGO WE GOT THE FIRST INKLING OF WHY. INKLING OF WHY. IT CONCERNED HIS COMMUNICATIONS IT CONCERNED HIS COMMUNICATIONS WITH A FOREIGN LEADER INCLUDING WITH A FOREIGN LEADER INCLUDING A PROMISE THAT WAS REGARDED AS A PROMISE THAT WAS REGARDED AS SOMETHING SO TROUBLING THAT IT SOMETHING SO TROUBLING THAT IT PROMPTED AN OFFICIAL IN THE U.S. PROMPTED AN OFFICIAL IN THE U.S. INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY TO FILE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY TO FILE THE COMPLAINT. THE COMPLAINT. YESTERDAY IT WAS REPORTED THAT YESTERDAY IT WAS REPORTED THAT THE COMPLAINT HAD SOMETHING TO THE COMPLAINT HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH TRUMP AND UKRAINE. DO WITH TRUMP AND UKRAINE. THE INTERSECTION OF DONALD TRUMP THE INTERSECTION OF DONALD TRUMP AND YOUUKRAINE RAISES A LOT OF AND YOUUKRAINE RAISES A LOT OF IMPLICATIONS. IMPLICATIONS. PEOPLE’S ATTENTION TURNED TO A PEOPLE’S ATTENTION TURNED TO A PHONE CALL THAT TRUMP HAD WITH PHONE CALL THAT TRUMP HAD WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE UKRAINE A THE PRESIDENT OF THE UKRAINE A COUPLE OF WEEKS BEFORE THE COUPLE OF WEEKS BEFORE THE WRISTLE BLOWER COMPLAINT WAS WRISTLE BLOWER COMPLAINT WAS FILED. FILED. “THAT CALL IS ALREADY UNDER “THAT CALL IS ALREADY UNDER INVESTIGATION BY HOUSE DEMOCRATS INVESTIGATION BY HOUSE DEMOCRATS EXAMINING WHETHER OR NOT TRUMP EXAMINING WHETHER OR NOT TRUMP AND HIS ATTORNEY SOUGHT TO AND HIS ATTORNEY SOUGHT TO MANIPULATE THE UKRAINIAN MANIPULATE THE UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT INTO HELPING TRUMP’S GOVERNMENT INTO HELPING TRUMP’S REELECTION CAMPAIGN BY DIGGING REELECTION CAMPAIGN BY DIGGING UP DIRT ON JOE BIDEN. UP DIRT ON JOE BIDEN. ALL WHILE TRUMP WAS HOLDING UP ALL WHILE TRUMP WAS HOLDING UP $250 MILLION IN MILITARY AIDE TO $250 MILLION IN MILITARY AIDE TO THE UKRAINE. THE UKRAINE. AFTER THAT NEWS BROKE LAST AFTER THAT NEWS BROKE LAST NIGHT, RUDY GIULIANI MADE A NIGHT, RUDY GIULIANI MADE A COLORFUL APPEARANCE ON CNN. COLORFUL APPEARANCE ON CNN. HE DENIED ASKING OFFICIALS TO HE DENIED ASKING OFFICIALS TO INVESTIGATION JOE BIDE P, AND INVESTIGATION JOE BIDE P, AND THEN HE ADMITTED THAT HE DID. THEN HE ADMITTED THAT HE DID. GIULIANI SAID THAT IF TRUMP GIULIANI SAID THAT IF TRUMP PRESSURED UKRAINE, THAT WOULD PRESSURED UKRAINE, THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN TOTALLY FINE. HAVE BEEN TOTALLY FINE. BUT IT WAS AAPPARENTLY HE BUT IT WAS AAPPARENTLY HE RECOVERED ENOUGH TO SPEAK WITH A RECOVERED ENOUGH TO SPEAK WITH A UKRAINIAN BUSINESSMAN WHO IS UKRAINIAN BUSINESSMAN WHO IS HELPING HIM DIG FOR DIRT ON JOE HELPING HIM DIG FOR DIRT ON JOE BIDEN IN THE UKRAINE. BIDEN IN THE UKRAINE. ANYWAY, SURE ENOUGH THE ANYWAY, SURE ENOUGH THE SCENARIOS SO HEAVILY SCENARIOS SO HEAVILY OVERSHADOWED BY GIULIANI BEGIN OVERSHADOWED BY GIULIANI BEGIN BREAKING ACROSS ONE NEWS OUTLET BREAKING ACROSS ONE NEWS OUTLET AFTER ANOTHER AFTER ANOTHER. AFTER ANOTHER AFTER ANOTHER. THE WALL STREET JOURNAL AT THE THE WALL STREET JOURNAL AT THE FIRST REPORT. FIRST REPORT. PRESIDENT TRUMP IN A JULY PHONE PRESIDENT TRUMP IN A JULY PHONE CALL REPEATEDLY PRESSURED THE CALL REPEATEDLY PRESSURED THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE TO PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE TO INVESTIGATE JOE BIDEN’S SON. INVESTIGATE JOE BIDEN’S SON. URGING UKRAINE’S LEADER ABOUT URGING UKRAINE’S LEADER ABOUT EIGHT TIMES TO WORK WITH JULIANI EIGHT TIMES TO WORK WITH JULIANI ON A PROBE THAT COULD HAMPER HIS ON A PROBE THAT COULD HAMPER HIS POTENTIAL OPPONENTS. POTENTIAL OPPONENTS. HE REPORT EDED THAT IS AT THE HE REPORT EDED THAT IS AT THE CENTER OF THE COMPLAINT THAT THE CENTER OF THE COMPLAINT THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS NOW TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS NOW WITHHOLDING FROM THE LAW IN WITHHOLDING FROM THE LAW IN VIOLATION OF CONGRESS. VIOLATION OF CONGRESS. THE “NEW YORK TIMES” QUICKLY THE “NEW YORK TIMES” QUICKLY MATCHED THAT RECORDING GOING MATCHED THAT RECORDING GOING ONLY SO FAR AS TWO DESCRIBE THAT ONLY SO FAR AS TWO DESCRIBE THAT PHONE CALL AS PART OF THE CLANT. PHONE CALL AS PART OF THE CLANT. NBC NEWS CONFIRMED ONLY THAT THE NBC NEWS CONFIRMED ONLY THAT THE COMPLAINT CONCERNS A CALL THAT COMPLAINT CONCERNS A CALL THAT TRUMP HAD WITH A FOREIGN LEADER. TRUMP HAD WITH A FOREIGN LEADER. IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT TO NOTE IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT ALL OF THE REPORTS TODAY THAT ALL OF THE REPORTS TODAY FROM THE JOURM,NAL, THE POST, AN FROM THE JOURM,NAL, THE POST, AN THE TIMES, THEY ALL SAY THAT THE THE TIMES, THEY ALL SAY THAT THE PRESIDENT DID NOT DISCUSS THE PRESIDENT DID NOT DISCUSS THE MILITARY AIDE TO THE UKRAINE MILITARY AIDE TO THE UKRAINE BEING HELD UP AT THAT TIME. BEING HELD UP AT THAT TIME. QUESTIONS HAVE EMERGED ABOUT QUESTIONS HAVE EMERGED ABOUT WHETHER MR. TRUMP’S PUSH FOR AN WHETHER MR. TRUMP’S PUSH FOR AN QUIRE RI WAS BEHIND A HOLD ON QUIRE RI WAS BEHIND A HOLD ON THE MILITARY AIDE FOR THE THE MILITARY AIDE FOR THE UKRAINE. UKRAINE. THEY SUSPENDED THE AIDE IN EARLY THEY SUSPENDED THE AIDE IN EARLY JULY. JULY. MR. TRUMP DID NOT DISCUSS THE MR. TRUMP DID NOT DISCUSS THE AIDE IN THE JULY 25 CALL. AIDE IN THE JULY 25 CALL. SO YES, AS THE TIMES SAYS, SO YES, AS THE TIMES SAYS, QUESTIONS HAVE EMERGED. QUESTIONS HAVE EMERGED. WE KNOW THE WHITE HOUSE HELD UP WE KNOW THE WHITE HOUSE HELD UP MILITARY AID THAT IS INTENDED TO MILITARY AID THAT IS INTENDED TO HELP THE UKRAINE STAND UP WITH HELP THE UKRAINE STAND UP WITH RUSSIA. RUSSIA. WE HAVE REPORTS THAT THE WE HAVE REPORTS THAT THE PRESIDENT PRESSURED UKRAINE TO PRESIDENT PRESSURED UKRAINE TO HAVE A POLITICAL RIVAL. HAVE A POLITICAL RIVAL. THE QUESTION NOW, THE QUESTION THE QUESTION NOW, THE QUESTION THAT REPORTERS WERE FURIOUSLY THAT REPORTERS WERE FURIOUSLY FITTING INTO, WHETHER OR NOT FITTING INTO, WHETHER OR NOT THAT IS AN EXPLANATION OR NOT, THAT IS AN EXPLANATION OR NOT, THE EFFECT MAY BE THE SAME. THE EFFECT MAY BE THE SAME. THAT IS WHAT THEY TOLD ANDREA THAT IS WHAT THEY TOLD ANDREA MITCHELL TODAY. MITCHELL TODAY.>>GIULIANI SAID HE IS TRYING TO>>GIULIANI SAID HE IS TRYING TO GET THE UKRAINEIANS TO MEDDLE. GET THE UKRAINEIANS TO MEDDLE. HE SAYS HE HAD NO INTENT TO DO HE SAYS HE HAD NO INTENT TO DO THAT BUT HE WAS VERY CONCERNED THAT BUT HE WAS VERY CONCERNED ABOUT WHY THE SECURITY AIDE WAS ABOUT WHY THE SECURITY AIDE WAS BEING CUT OFF AND EVEN IF THERE BEING CUT OFF AND EVEN IF THERE WAS NOT THIS EXPLICIT PROMISE, WAS NOT THIS EXPLICIT PROMISE, THAT WAS CERTAINLY THE THAT WAS CERTAINLY THE IMPRESSION. IMPRESSION. THEY COULD NOT HELP BUT CONNECT THEY COULD NOT HELP BUT CONNECT THESE DEMANDS THEY WERE GETTING, THESE DEMANDS THEY WERE GETTING, AND THE SUDDEN SURPRISING CUT AND THE SUDDEN SURPRISING CUT OFF OF SECURITY HAID. OFF OF SECURITY HAID.>>THAT SCENARIO IS SCARY AND>>THAT SCENARIO IS SCARY AND REPUGNANT ON IT’S OWN TERMS NO REPUGNANT ON IT’S OWN TERMS NO MATTER WHO THE PRESIDENT IS AND MATTER WHO THE PRESIDENT IS AND WHAT COUNTRY HE IS PUTTING THE WHAT COUNTRY HE IS PUTTING THE SCREWS ON. SCREWS ON. THE UKRAINE IS NOT JUST ANY THE UKRAINE IS NOT JUST ANY COUNTRY. COUNTRY. THEY ARE AT THE CENTER OF THE THEY ARE AT THE CENTER OF THE EVENTS A. EVENTS A. THEY GAVE US THIS PRESIDENCY IN THEY GAVE US THIS PRESIDENCY IN THE FIRST PLACE. THE FIRST PLACE. IT FEELS LIKE WE CANNOT DO THE IT FEELS LIKE WE CANNOT DO THE FULL SCOPE OF THIS STORY WITHOUT FULL SCOPE OF THIS STORY WITHOUT ACKNOWLEDGING THE CONTEXT OF ACKNOWLEDGING THE CONTEXT OF THIS YEAR. THIS YEAR. UKRAINE INFORMS CHAOS. UKRAINE INFORMS CHAOS. PROTESTS DESIGNED TO FORCE OUT PROTESTS DESIGNED TO FORCE OUT THE DEMOCRATIC LEADER. THE DEMOCRATIC LEADER. AND THE LEADER. AND THE LEADER. THEY ARE CLOSER TO RUSSIA, AND THEY ARE CLOSER TO RUSSIA, AND FURTHER FROM NATO AND WAS FORCED FURTHER FROM NATO AND WAS FORCED TO FLEA THE COUNTRY. TO FLEA THE COUNTRY. RUSSIA OUT SO MUCH. RUSSIA OUT SO MUCH. UKRAINE IS THE LARGEST COUNTRY UKRAINE IS THE LARGEST COUNTRY IN EUROPE AFTER RUSSIA. IN EUROPE AFTER RUSSIA. IT HAS AND RUSSIA AND WESTERN IT HAS AND RUSSIA AND WESTERN EUROPE. EUROPE. PUTIN SEES PART OF THE UKRAINE. PUTIN SEES PART OF THE UKRAINE. HE SEIZED CRIMEA, IT IS THE HE SEIZED CRIMEA, IT IS THE FIRST TIME SINCE WORLD WAR TWO FIRST TIME SINCE WORLD WAR TWO SINCE THE BORDERS OF A COUNTRY SINCE THE BORDERS OF A COUNTRY IN EUROPE WERE CHANGED BY IN EUROPE WERE CHANGED BY OUTSIDE MILITARY FORCES. OUTSIDE MILITARY FORCES. IN RESPONSE, WAGING A LOW GRADE IN RESPONSE, WAGING A LOW GRADE WAR, WESTERN NATIONS LEAD BY THE WAR, WESTERN NATIONS LEAD BY THE UNITED STATES UNDER PRESIDENT UNITED STATES UNDER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA TOOK STEPS TO BARACK OBAMA TOOK STEPS TO PUNISH RUSSIA. PUNISH RUSSIA. THERE WERE STRICT NEW SANCTIONS THERE WERE STRICT NEW SANCTIONS AGAINST THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY AGAINST THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY THAT REALLY HURT THE COUNTRY’S THAT REALLY HURT THE COUNTRY’S FRAGILE ECONOMY. FRAGILE ECONOMY. IT COULD HAVE BEEN A LUCRATIVE IT COULD HAVE BEEN A LUCRATIVE DEAL. DEAL. THE G 8 COUNTRIES DECIDED TO THE G 8 COUNTRIES DECIDED TO BECOME THE G 7. BECOME THE G 7. THE U.S. CONGRESS PASSED A THE U.S. CONGRESS PASSED A MILITARY ACTION. MILITARY ACTION. VLADIMIR PUTIN REALLY, REALLY, VLADIMIR PUTIN REALLY, REALLY, REALLY WANTED THOSE SANCTIONS REALLY WANTED THOSE SANCTIONS LIFTED. LIFTED. THEY WERE REALLY PAINFUL, REALLY THEY WERE REALLY PAINFUL, REALLY HURTING HIM POLITICALLY AT HOME. HURTING HIM POLITICALLY AT HOME. EVEN IF YOU PREVENT ANYONE ELSE EVEN IF YOU PREVENT ANYONE ELSE FROM RUNNING AGAINST YOU, YOU FROM RUNNING AGAINST YOU, YOU CAN ONLY HOLD ON TO POWER FOR SO CAN ONLY HOLD ON TO POWER FOR SO LONG IF YOUR ECONOMY IS IN THE LONG IF YOUR ECONOMY IS IN THE TANK AND YOUR PEOPLE BLAME YOU TANK AND YOUR PEOPLE BLAME YOU FOR IT. FOR IT. THEN FROM THE MUELLER REPORT, THEN FROM THE MUELLER REPORT, EVERY NOTABLE CONTACT THE TRUMP EVERY NOTABLE CONTACT THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN HAD WAS AT SANCTIONS. CAMPAIGN HAD WAS AT SANCTIONS. THE TOWER MEETING BETWEEN DONALD THE TOWER MEETING BETWEEN DONALD TRUMP JUNIOR AND THE KREMLIN TRUMP JUNIOR AND THE KREMLIN CONNECTED LAWYER, MIKE FLYNN’S CONNECTED LAWYER, MIKE FLYNN’S PHONE CALLS WITH THE RUSSIAN PHONE CALLS WITH THE RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR WHICH HE PLEADED AMBASSADOR WHICH HE PLEADED GUILTY ABOUT, THOSE WERE ABOUT GUILTY ABOUT, THOSE WERE ABOUT SANCTIONS. SANCTIONS. A SECRET UKRAINIAN PEACE PLAN, A SECRET UKRAINIAN PEACE PLAN, THEY WERE REPORTEDLY HAND THEY WERE REPORTEDLY HAND DELIVERING TO MICHAEL FLYNN AT DELIVERING TO MICHAEL FLYNN AT THE WHITE HOUSE, THAT WAS ALSO THE WHITE HOUSE, THAT WAS ALSO BASICALLY JUST A PLAN TO LIFT BASICALLY JUST A PLAN TO LIFT SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA. SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA. THE MYSTERIOUS MEETING THAT THE MYSTERIOUS MEETING THAT HAPPENED BETWEEN ERIC PRINCE AND HAPPENED BETWEEN ERIC PRINCE AND THE HEAD OF A RUSSIAN FUND. THE HEAD OF A RUSSIAN FUND. THEY TRIED TO BUILD NUCLEAR THEY TRIED TO BUILD NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS ALL OVER THE MIDDLE POWER PLANTS ALL OVER THE MIDDLE EAST WAS ALSO A PLAN, WAIT FOR EAST WAS ALSO A PLAN, WAIT FOR IT, TO GET RID OF SANCTIONS. IT, TO GET RID OF SANCTIONS. AND WHO SHOULD POP UP AGAIN BUT AND WHO SHOULD POP UP AGAIN BUT PAUL MANAFORT NOW RUNNING DONALD PAUL MANAFORT NOW RUNNING DONALD TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN AFTER A YEAR’S TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN AFTER A YEAR’S LONG CAREER WORKING FOR THE LONG CAREER WORKING FOR THE UKRAINIAN POLITICAL PARTY THAT UKRAINIAN POLITICAL PARTY THAT WANTED TO BRING UKRAINE CLOSER WANTED TO BRING UKRAINE CLOSER TO RUSSIA. TO RUSSIA. AND BRINGING UKRAINE CLOSER TO AND BRINGING UKRAINE CLOSER TO RUSSIA IS THE KEY HERE IF IS THE RUSSIA IS THE KEY HERE IF IS THE FLIP SIDE OF THE SANCTIONS COIN. FLIP SIDE OF THE SANCTIONS COIN. THE SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA ARE THE SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA ARE ABOUT UKRAINE. ABOUT UKRAINE. IF UKRAINE STOPS FIGHTING WITH IF UKRAINE STOPS FIGHTING WITH RUSSIA OR THE UNITED STATES RUSSIA OR THE UNITED STATES DECIDES THEY NO LONGER CARE IF DECIDES THEY NO LONGER CARE IF RUSSIA INVADED UKRAINE, THAT IS RUSSIA INVADED UKRAINE, THAT IS THE PATH THAT LEADS TO THE THE PATH THAT LEADS TO THE SANCTIONS BEING DROPPED. SANCTIONS BEING DROPPED. NOW JUST GENERALLY AMERICA’S NOW JUST GENERALLY AMERICA’S POSTURE TOWARD THE UKRAINE IS POSTURE TOWARD THE UKRAINE IS ALL ABOUT RUSSIA AND PUTIN. ALL ABOUT RUSSIA AND PUTIN. A STRONG INDEPENDENT WELL A STRONG INDEPENDENT WELL SUPPORTED WELL FUNDED UKRAINE IS SUPPORTED WELL FUNDED UKRAINE IS A BOOD PARTNER IS STANDING UP TO A BOOD PARTNER IS STANDING UP TO PUTIN. PUTIN. A UKRAINE THAT DOES NOT HAVE A UKRAINE THAT DOES NOT HAVE GOOD RELATIONS WITH THE UNITED GOOD RELATIONS WITH THE UNITED STATES IS WHAT PUTIN WOULD STATES IS WHAT PUTIN WOULD PREFER. PREFER. ALL OF THAT, THAT IS THE ALL OF THAT, THAT IS THE NECESSARY CONTEXT FOR NECESSARY CONTEXT FOR UNDERSTANDING WHAT IT MEANS THAT UNDERSTANDING WHAT IT MEANS THAT THIS COMPLAINT SCANDAL MAY THIS COMPLAINT SCANDAL MAY CENTER ON TRUMP’S COMMUNICATIONS CENTER ON TRUMP’S COMMUNICATIONS WITH UKRAINE. WITH UKRAINE. BECAUSE THIS PRESSURE THAT BECAUSE THIS PRESSURE THAT DONALD TRUMP IS REPORTEDLY DONALD TRUMP IS REPORTEDLY PUTTING ON UKRAINE, TO DIG UP PUTTING ON UKRAINE, TO DIG UP DIRT ON HIS POLITICAL RIVALS DIRT ON HIS POLITICAL RIVALS COMES AT THE SAME TIME THAT HE COMES AT THE SAME TIME THAT HE APPEARS TO BE TRYING TO REVERSE APPEARS TO BE TRYING TO REVERSE ALL OF THE MEASURES THAT THE ALL OF THE MEASURES THAT THE UNITED STATES TOOK STARTING IN UNITED STATES TOOK STARTING IN 2014 TO PUNISH RUSSIA FOR 2014 TO PUNISH RUSSIA FOR INVADING UKRAINE. INVADING UKRAINE. WE HAVE SEEN TRUMP REPEATEDLY WE HAVE SEEN TRUMP REPEATEDLY ASK FOR RUSSIA TO BE PUT BACK IN ASK FOR RUSSIA TO BE PUT BACK IN THE G 7. THE G 7. AND WHAT RUSSIA IS DOING HAS NOT AND WHAT RUSSIA IS DOING HAS NOT CHANGED AT ALL. CHANGED AT ALL. WE SAW TRUMP BLOCK THE DELIVERY WE SAW TRUMP BLOCK THE DELIVERY OF THAT MILITARY AID THAT IS OF THAT MILITARY AID THAT IS MEANT TO HELP RUSSIA TO STAND UP MEANT TO HELP RUSSIA TO STAND UP TO RUSSIA AND ONLY RELEASE THE TO RUSSIA AND ONLY RELEASE THE AIDE UNDER BIPARTISAN PRESSURE. AIDE UNDER BIPARTISAN PRESSURE. THEY ARE ALSO SHORING UP THEY ARE ALSO SHORING UP DEFENSES AGAINST RUSSIA, AN DEFENSES AGAINST RUSSIA, AN INITIATIVE THAT STARTED AGAINST INITIATIVE THAT STARTED AGAINST THE ADMINISTRATION. THE ADMINISTRATION. TRUMP IS USING THAT MONEY FOR TRUMP IS USING THAT MONEY FOR HIS BORDER WALL INSTEAD. HIS BORDER WALL INSTEAD. THOSE THINGS ALMOST ALL INSOME THOSE THINGS ALMOST ALL INSOME WAY OR ANOTHER CONNECT TO WAY OR ANOTHER CONNECT TO UKRAINE. UKRAINE. DROPPING SANCTIONS, GETTING BACK DROPPING SANCTIONS, GETTING BACK INTO THE G 8, BLOCKING MONEY OR INTO THE G 8, BLOCKING MONEY OR WEBS GOING TO SUPPORT YEW CANE, WEBS GOING TO SUPPORT YEW CANE, AND YES, THE WHISTLE-BLOWER AND YES, THE WHISTLE-BLOWER COMPLAINT IN THE INTELLIGENCE COMPLAINT IN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY, THAT TRUMP IS TRYING COMMUNITY, THAT TRUMP IS TRYING TO GET A FOREIGN LEADER TO DO TO GET A FOREIGN LEADER TO DO HIS DIRTY WORK FOR HIM, THAT IS HIS DIRTY WORK FOR HIM, THAT IS UPSETTING ON HIS OWN TERMS UPSETTING ON HIS OWN TERMS JOINING ME NOW IS THE FORMER JOINING ME NOW IS THE FORMER RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR. RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR. ALWAYS GREAT TO TALK TO YOU. ALWAYS GREAT TO TALK TO YOU.>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.>>CAN WE GO BACK?>>CAN WE GO BACK? THIS UKRAINE PART. THIS UKRAINE PART. . . CAN YOU TALK ABOUT RUSSIA’S CAN YOU TALK ABOUT RUSSIA’S OBSESSION OF UNDOING WHAT OBSESSION OF UNDOING WHAT PRESIDENT OBAMA DID WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA DID WITH UNIVERSITY TOGETHER TO SANCTION UNIVERSITY TOGETHER TO SANCTION THEM? THEM?>>.>>.>>I THOUGHT YOU JUST DID AN>>I THOUGHT YOU JUST DID AN EXCELLENT JOB, THAT IS A GREAT EXCELLENT JOB, THAT IS A GREAT CON CON CONTEXTUAL WAY TO PUT THAT IN A CONTEXTUAL WAY TO PUT THAT IN A BIGGER PARAGRAPH. BIGGER PARAGRAPH. ABSOLUTELY, THE THINGS THEY DID ABSOLUTELY, THE THINGS THEY DID ARE THINGS THAT VLADIMIR PUTIN ARE THINGS THAT VLADIMIR PUTIN IS TRYING TO ROLL BACK EVER IS TRYING TO ROLL BACK EVER SINCE IT HAPPENED. SINCE IT HAPPENED. IT IS SANCTIONS, SUPPORT FOR IT IS SANCTIONS, SUPPORT FOR NATO, AND SUPPORT FOR UCKRAINE. NATO, AND SUPPORT FOR UCKRAINE. THEY ARE TRYING TO LIFT THEY ARE TRYING TO LIFT SANCTIONS, IT IS PART OF THE SANCTIONS, IT IS PART OF THE REASON HE SUPPORTED CANDIDATE REASON HE SUPPORTED CANDIDATE TRUMP IN 2016. TRUMP IN 2016. WE KNOW THAT THEY WANT TO PUSH WE KNOW THAT THEY WANT TO PUSH BACK ON THAT ASSISTANCE TO NATO BACK ON THAT ASSISTANCE TO NATO AND YOU RIGHTLY POINTED OUT THAT AND YOU RIGHTLY POINTED OUT THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HIMSELF HAS NOW PRESIDENT TRUMP HIMSELF HAS NOW DONE THAT, AND THEN THIS THIRD DONE THAT, AND THEN THIS THIRD PIECE IS A PORT FOR UKRAINE. PIECE IS A PORT FOR UKRAINE. I WAS ONE OF THE PEOPLE THAT I WAS ONE OF THE PEOPLE THAT GAVE CREDIT TO THE TRUMP GAVE CREDIT TO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION THAT IS ADMINISTRATION THAT IS SUSTAINING SUPPORT FOR THE SUSTAINING SUPPORT FOR THE CAMPAIGN, BUT THEY WENT EVEN CAMPAIGN, BUT THEY WENT EVEN FURTHER. FURTHER. THEY PROVIDED LETHAL ASSISTANCE THEY PROVIDED LETHAL ASSISTANCE AND I GAVE THEM CREDIT FOR THAT. AND I GAVE THEM CREDIT FOR THAT. THAT IS WHY THIS IS SUCH AN IE THAT IS WHY THIS IS SUCH AN IE CHRONIC TRAGIC TWIST THAT THE CHRONIC TRAGIC TWIST THAT THE ONE THING THAT I THINK PRESIDENT ONE THING THAT I THINK PRESIDENT TRUMP DID RIGHT VIS-A-VIS RUSSIA TRUMP DID RIGHT VIS-A-VIS RUSSIA HE IS NOW USING TO TRADE FOR HE IS NOW USING TO TRADE FOR SOMETHING FOR HIS PERSONAL GAIN. SOMETHING FOR HIS PERSONAL GAIN. BUT THE BIGGER CONTEXT IS BUT THE BIGGER CONTEXT IS IMPORTANT, ALL OF THESE THINGS. IMPORTANT, ALL OF THESE THINGS. AND ON EVERY FRONT, PRESIDENT AND ON EVERY FRONT, PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN PULLING BACK. TRUMP HAS BEEN PULLING BACK.>>KEN, YOU DRAW A LINE, I STILL>>KEN, YOU DRAW A LINE, I STILL RECALL IN THE CAMPAIGN, IN THE RECALL IN THE CAMPAIGN, IN THE CONVENTION IN CLEVELAND, THE ONE CONVENTION IN CLEVELAND, THE ONE CHANGE MADE TO THE REPUBLICAN CHANGE MADE TO THE REPUBLICAN PLATFORM WAS PULLED BACK. PLATFORM WAS PULLED BACK. YOU ADD THAT TO THE DISTAN AND YOU ADD THAT TO THE DISTAN AND THE DISTASTE FOR ANGELA MERKEL THE DISTASTE FOR ANGELA MERKEL AND THE OTHER MEMBERS OF NATO, AND THE OTHER MEMBERS OF NATO, THIS WAS ALL ONE BIG RUBIX CUBE THIS WAS ALL ONE BIG RUBIX CUBE THAT FITS TOGETHER IN SOME WAY? THAT FITS TOGETHER IN SOME WAY?>>YES, AND I’M GLAD YOU BROUGHT>>YES, AND I’M GLAD YOU BROUGHT THAT UP. THAT UP. I ALLEGEDLY — PAUL MANAFORT WAS I ALLEGEDLY — PAUL MANAFORT WAS BEHIND THAT CHANGE, TAKING OUT BEHIND THAT CHANGE, TAKING OUT GIVING LETHAL ASSISTANCE TO THE GIVING LETHAL ASSISTANCE TO THE UKRAINE. UKRAINE. THE POLICY OVERROAD THE THE POLICY OVERROAD THE PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. THEY SAID NO WE HAVE TO GO THEY SAID NO WE HAVE TO GO FORWARD WITH THIS. FORWARD WITH THIS. BUT THERE HAS BEEN TENSION FROM BUT THERE HAS BEEN TENSION FROM THE BEGINNING BETWEEN PRESIDENT THE BEGINNING BETWEEN PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HIS NATIONAL SECURITY TRUMP AND HIS NATIONAL SECURITY TEAM. TEAM. WITH RESPECT TO UKRAINE AND WITH RESPECT TO UKRAINE AND RUSSIA. RUSSIA. HERE I SEE THE PRESIDENT USING HERE I SEE THE PRESIDENT USING ONE OF THOSE THINGS AS A CHIP TO ONE OF THOSE THINGS AS A CHIP TO TRY TO HELP HIM FOR SOMETHING TRY TO HELP HIM FOR SOMETHING VERY PERSONAL AND THIS IS NOT, I VERY PERSONAL AND THIS IS NOT, I WANT TO UNDERSCORE, NOT IN WANT TO UNDERSCORE, NOT IN AMERICA’S NATIONAL INTEREST TO AMERICA’S NATIONAL INTEREST TO HAVE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED HAVE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES BETRAYING THINGS. STATES BETRAYING THINGS.>>WE KNOW THAT OTHER THAN THE>>WE KNOW THAT OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT HE IS A FORMER STANDUP FACT THAT HE IS A FORMER STANDUP COMEDIAN, WHAT WAY DOES HE FALL COMEDIAN, WHAT WAY DOES HE FALL ON THIS METER OF BEING CLOSER AT ON THIS METER OF BEING CLOSER AT TRYING TO BE CLOSER TO RUSSIA OR TRYING TO BE CLOSER TO RUSSIA OR TRYING TO BE CLOSER TO RUSSIA. TRYING TO BE CLOSER TO RUSSIA. COULD DONALD TRUMP HAVE TO COULD DONALD TRUMP HAVE TO ACTUALLY GET HIM, IF HE WERE ACTUALLY GET HIM, IF HE WERE AMENABLE TO INTERFERE IN THE AMENABLE TO INTERFERE IN THE ELECTION AND HURT ONE OF DONALD ELECTION AND HURT ONE OF DONALD TRUMP’S ELECTIONS. TRUMP’S ELECTIONS.>>HE ALSO HAS A BRAND NEW>>HE ALSO HAS A BRAND NEW PARLIAMENT THAT WAS JUST PARLIAMENT THAT WAS JUST ELECTED, AND THIS IS A MOMENT, A ELECTED, AND THIS IS A MOMENT, A PIVOTAL MOMENT IN UKRAINIAN PIVOTAL MOMENT IN UKRAINIAN HISTORY WHERE THEY MIGHT HISTORY WHERE THEY MIGHT BREAKTHROUGH TO MOVE THIS WAY BREAKTHROUGH TO MOVE THIS WAY AND THAT IS WHY WHEN THE AND THAT IS WHY WHEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, INSTEAD OF EMBRACING THAT, INSTEAD OF EMBRACING THAT, INSTEAD OF SAYING WE SUPPORT YOU INSTEAD OF SAYING WE SUPPORT YOU 100 100 100%, HE SAYS INSTEAD I WANT TO 100%, HE SAYS INSTEAD I WANT TO DO THIS LITTLE TRADE WITH YOU, DO THIS LITTLE TRADE WITH YOU, THE LITTLE KIND OF THE TRADES WE THE LITTLE KIND OF THE TRADES WE HAVE BEEN TELLING THE UKRAINIANS HAVE BEEN TELLING THE UKRAINIANS TO STOP DOING FOR YEARS OR DECK TO STOP DOING FOR YEARS OR DECK TADS SENDS A VERY BAD SIGNAL, TADS SENDS A VERY BAD SIGNAL, AND EVEN IF THE MILITARY AND EVEN IF THE MILITARY ASSISTANCE WAS NOT DIRECTLY ASSISTANCE WAS NOT DIRECTLY CONNECTED AS A QUID PRO QUO TO CONNECTED AS A QUID PRO QUO TO INVESTIGATE THE VICE PRESIDENT’S INVESTIGATE THE VICE PRESIDENT’S SON, REMEMBER THE UNITED STATES SON, REMEMBER THE UNITED STATES IS THE BIGGEST MOST IMPORTANT IS THE BIGGEST MOST IMPORTANT COUNTRY IN THE FREE WORLD. COUNTRY IN THE FREE WORLD. AND THAT IN AND OF ITSELF AND THAT IN AND OF ITSELF CREATES LEVERAGE. CREATES LEVERAGE. HE CAN’T JUST DISMISS A REQUEST HE CAN’T JUST DISMISS A REQUEST FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. STATES. AND I JUST THINK IT IS A AND I JUST THINK IT IS A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY FOR AMERICAN TERRIBLE TRAGEDY FOR AMERICAN NATIONAL INTERESTS. NATIONAL INTERESTS. ILY LEAVE IT TO PEOPLE MORE ILY LEAVE IT TO PEOPLE MORE EXPERT THAN I. EXPERT THAN I. THIS IS NOT THE WAY TO CONDUCT THIS IS NOT THE WAY TO CONDUCT FOREIGN POLICY. FOREIGN POLICY. THANK YOU SO MUCH, APPRECIATE THANK YOU SO MUCH, APPRECIATE YOUR TIME TONIGHT. YOUR TIME TONIGHT.>>SURE, THANK YOU FOR HAVING>>SURE, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. ME.>>MORE ON THIS NEXT, INCLUDING>>MORE ON THIS NEXT, INCLUDING WHAT ALL OF THE INTRIGUE MEANS

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  1. Steve Preston
    Steve Preston September 21, 2019

    Trump for prison 2020.I prefer presidents who are not criminal's. 🔒🔒🔒🔒🔒🔒🔒🔒🔒🔒🔒🔒🔒

  2. Steve Preston
    Steve Preston September 21, 2019

    Trump should leave America and take Moscow Mitch with him 🛠🛠🛠🛠🛠🛠🛠🛠🛠🛠🛠🛠🛠🛠🛠🛠🛠🛠🛠🛠🛠🛠🛠🛠🛠

  3. Sarah Hardy
    Sarah Hardy September 21, 2019

    Can someone just explain to me – why Ukraine? Can he not just hire US investigators to dig up dirt. I just don’t understand why?

  4. JoAnn Holmes
    JoAnn Holmes September 21, 2019

    Russia murdered civilians in Ukraine in 2014, no one remembers? It was terrible!

  5. mr. kellan
    mr. kellan September 21, 2019

    Your President continually embarrases you world wide and less trusted on the world stage. Your allies are waiting for Trump to leave. Vote America!! Get up and vote!!

  6. JoAnn Holmes
    JoAnn Holmes September 21, 2019

    Flynn still hasn't been sentenced, has he? The Judge who read redacted material was furious at what Flynn had been doing. Being paid by Turkey $500,000 per year while serving as Trumps main intelligence advisor. Manafort and Flynn and Trump are still the criminals we need to set in jail. Serious criminals. Is Pelosi ready yet? "I don't want him impeached, I want him in JAIL." Isn't that what she said. Now would be a good time to end this man. How much criminal behavior do we need from this fake President.

  7. Peter Kropotkin
    Peter Kropotkin September 21, 2019

    Hey look… its footage of biden admiting to pressuring the Ukrainian
    leadership into firing a prosecuter that was investigating corruption in
    a corporation his son served as a board member in…
    /watch?v=KCF9My1vBP4

  8. Killary Klinton
    Killary Klinton September 21, 2019

    Outside of the games, the social media, the internet. People need to wake up. No matter where you are in the world. No matter what your political alliance is; we can't live in a world of corruption like this. We all are suffering. Stop this campaign of lies. Trump has to go. Russian needs to be exposed. You still live on this planet too, this is no fun and games.

  9. Barb Mulvaney
    Barb Mulvaney September 21, 2019

    The whistleblowers life could be in danger. I'm surprised there haven't been murders yet, that we know of. These right wingers are capable of anything.

  10. Jesus Castanares
    Jesus Castanares September 21, 2019

    OPINION:

    PRESIDENT TRUMP IS THE PRESIDENT; SO, HE MAY DO, OR CAN DO WHAT IS FAVORABLE TO AMERICA.

    THE DEMOCRATS' COMPLAINTS ARE USELESS, LIKE THEIR ANTI-ADMINISTRATION REBELLIOUSNESS, OR NON-COOPERATION.

  11. urbanimage
    urbanimage September 21, 2019

    It's not difficult to understand why Putin is doing this. After the USSR fell apart the US and the West encouraged former members of the Warsaw Pact to join NATO. Imagine how the US would have acted if Mexico had joined the Warsaw Pact.

  12. Guy
    Guy September 21, 2019

    For decades, Trump has laundered billions of dollars for Russian organized crime figures and other oligarchs.  Ultimately, Trump's involvement with Russia's criminal underworld created an opening for Putin and his agents to manipulate and control him.

    Trump has had contacts with the Russian mafia for 35 years. His properties have laundered money for them. The Russian mafia are connected to Russian intelligence. They were and still are, living and have  working in Trump's buildings. Trump has even partnered with them. There are many ways in which he’s compromised.

    After the fall of the Soviet Union, you suddenly have trillions of dollars that have to be laundered. It opened the floodgates for the Russian mafia and for the oligarchs. A good way to launder that money is through real estate. Trump made it clear he was ready, willing and able to do that without asking any questions. Trump was $4 billion in debt after his casinos failed in Atlantic City. He came back thanks to the Russians.

    The Republicans are also implicated. The Russians didn't just go after Trump: They went after the entire Republican Party. There is Russian money going into the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, the NRA, and then to Republican officials and candidates directly.

    When Trump first visited Russia in 1987, he immediately came back and took out full page ads in the New York Times, the Boston Globe and Washington Post. These ads were very anti-NATO, anti-Western alliance, and that was exactly what the Russians want, even today.

    Back in 1984, Trump had started laundering money for the Russian mafia. In ‘92, the Russian mafia had people like Vyacheslav Kirillovich Ivankov, who was one of the key figures under the mob boss Mogilevich. The FBI was looking all over for him but he was actually in Trump Tower. A lot of the Russian mobsters were going to Trump Tower to launder money as well. Trump was completely overextended in Atlantic City. He ended up $4 billion in debt. He had no future at all until the Russians came to his aid.

    Russian Oligarchs made Trump an offer that he could not refuse. Suddenly Trump started dealing with cash, and he couldn’t get bank loans except some from Deutsche Bank. He was so bankrupt that almost no Western bank could loan him a dime.

    There were ways of laundering money that Trump had. The financing of building projects that involved $400 million or $500 million to build a skyscraper. Once the building was built, they could sell the condos through the shell companies, and limited liability corporations. This was done anonymously in all cash transactions with the Russian oligarchs and other people affiliated with the Russian mafia. They owned Trump before he ever met Putin. Trump became close with the oligarchs who were in turn close to Putin.

  13. SPRINDYS
    SPRINDYS September 21, 2019

    And you can be entirely assured that tRump and his Republicans are as a corrupt swamp as the orange-faced baboon promised to clean out before he was elected. His disregard to honesty and the future generations on this planet make tRump totally inelligible of being president a second term; don't allow it. Save America, squash tRump!

  14. yhwhzson
    yhwhzson September 21, 2019

    For all of the thumbs down dip sticks.
    This Rudys for you!
    Consider it a beer commercial.
    youtube.com/watch?v=q6EHQKL2wdo

  15. mikes gt
    mikes gt September 21, 2019

    Trump is Russia's greatest asset

  16. Margaret Opine
    Margaret Opine September 21, 2019

    JOY REID LOOKS BEAUTIFUL AND LIVELY. (I like pink.)
    THIS WAS A VERY GOOD SHOW. EXCELLENT!!!
    Soooo. Here we got a clear understanding of the '''love nest'''
    between Putin & Trump. And this is what I supposed from the
    very beginning. There had to be something Putin wanted and
    there is something Trump definitely wants–Trump wants his
    '''billion dollar loans accruing with interest'''' to go away. Just
    melt as if they were never there.
    That would mean Trump is involving us in his schemes; he
    would be shoving us under the bus. He would get his debts
    dissolved by doing favors for Putin while in OUR government.
    Not favors to the Russian People .. but favors to Putin.
    I'm praying, praying that Putin does not get back into the G-8.

  17. Wientz
    Wientz September 21, 2019

    It will ultimately boil down to the actions of the Pee-resident of the USA. Mark my words.

  18. Kat M
    Kat M September 21, 2019

    Lol. Biden???

  19. erniemajor
    erniemajor September 21, 2019

    They wouldn't be admitting this if it was not a smokescreen for much worse.

  20. Cadre Deux
    Cadre Deux September 21, 2019

    Finally Trump gets the media to talk about Biden’s corruption with the Ukraine. The funny thing this is nothing compared to with Biden’s dealings with China.

  21. Muw Weti
    Muw Weti September 21, 2019

    For me as a German this is world history in democracy, which means: the US is demonstrating how stabile your democracy is, which means: „We the People“ is stronger than the executive branch thanks to the fathers of the US Constitution. You still have the SDNY and the free Media and Congress!

  22. Seoul Man
    Seoul Man September 21, 2019

    oh my God, our relationship with Ukraine might have soured…this is SO important in my day-to-day life.

  23. Genie Mememe
    Genie Mememe September 21, 2019

    This is a scary and nasty.

  24. Ermeric Carolissen
    Ermeric Carolissen September 21, 2019

    And the Dems will do nothing.

  25. Tara Drolma
    Tara Drolma September 21, 2019

    It was a 1.5 billion dollar deal made not just by Biden’s son but by his partner John Kerry’s son. We need to call out all politicians regardless of party and hold them accountable. “My frustration,” writes Peter Schweizer in his new book, “Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends,” “is not that the solid reporting on Trump has been too tough, but that the reporting on the Obama administration has been way too soft or in some cases nonexistent.”

  26. John Reaper
    John Reaper September 21, 2019

    Trump 2020!!

  27. Pascale Dominique
    Pascale Dominique September 22, 2019

    Wow Joy, thank you for connecting the dots on this

  28. max man
    max man September 22, 2019

    lol biden is involved here not trump, big mistake by the media

  29. Harumi H.
    Harumi H. September 22, 2019

    Day by day, Trump's corruption and criminal conducts are increasing. GOP would not stop him because many of or most of GOP still expect to get a piece of Trump"s dirty pie. The Russian money, Saudi money and all other money related crimes are not enough???
    AG also enjoys and wants to enjoy dirty piece of pie from Trump's fat ego creation. Trump is not rich but his money all came from the government that are coming from the people =tax payers. And whatever he does only hurts America not helps it. The way he behaves is the same way as mafia gangsters or cult leaders do. As long as he can get money and power, he can break the laws and constitutions. Breaking laws and destroying orders would not matter to him. He says himself. "Doesn't matter" even when he ignores laws and constitutions. He is desperate because he knew that if he is not elected in 2020, the prison is waiting for him!!!

  30. Carol Gaskill
    Carol Gaskill September 22, 2019

    Russia is in this p.o.s pocket! Vote blue America!

  31. Apryl’s Page
    Apryl’s Page September 22, 2019

    United Soviet America: MAGA Make Adolf’s Germany America

  32. JJSC
    JJSC September 22, 2019

    You DNC nard lickers at MSNBC have NO IDEA how utterly, comprehensively, up-and-down, through-and-through, holistically, hopelessly corrupt Ukraine is. I have absolutely no doubt Trump and they corruptly conspired. I ALSO have no doubt Biden's son did as well to buy political influence. If you think the stench of corruption hangs only on Trumpublicans or the Orange moron-clown, you're deluded.

  33. Slick Rock
    Slick Rock September 22, 2019

    The real corruption is MSNBC. I've been on to them since they edited the Zimmerman 911 call.

  34. fat and sassy
    fat and sassy September 22, 2019

    She said all msnbc could verify was that there was a phone call between trump and Ukraine. the rest is speculation and conspiracy theories .

  35. Brave Voice
    Brave Voice September 22, 2019

    And yet in reality Trump has consistently and openly increased sanctions against Russia,

  36. Bruce Smith
    Bruce Smith September 22, 2019

    Fake newz from msnbc. Trump is not corrupt. Obama was.

  37. Champion Wiseman
    Champion Wiseman September 22, 2019

    JOE BIDEN & HUNTER BIDEN GUILTY OF CORRUPTION IN UKRAINE! DIRT BAG TRAITOR DEMONCRAPPER!!

  38. richard thayer
    richard thayer September 22, 2019

    HAHA …TRUMP does NOT need to dig up dirt on CREEPY Joe Biden..the video clips of him groping young girls are out…he doesn't have a chance against a BILLIONAIRE.

  39. george plimpton
    george plimpton September 22, 2019

    Trump is going to go bankrupt again paying all of these Russian trolls. Or is he just going to stiff them like he does to his American workers?

  40. Merle Folven
    Merle Folven September 22, 2019

    Trump is mudding the true, he will never win in 2020 and he knows it.

  41. Baruch Ben-David
    Baruch Ben-David September 22, 2019

    Astonishing? Hardly. It's business as usual.

  42. Stephen Kaylor
    Stephen Kaylor September 22, 2019

    In 2013, the Ukrainian leaders had decided to establish closer ties to the Eurasian Economic Union + the Belt and Road Initiative – both led by China. This meant ending ties with the EU bankers' dictatorship, and then using credit from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to develop their physical economy. / After the people of Crimea voted 82% to join Russia, it was then annexed ( Since 1790, Crimea had been Russia's only warm port. In 1954, under the S.U. – it had been made an administrative unit of Ukraine. ). / Michael Flynn proposed a peace thru prosperity plan – by building many nuclear power plants throughout the M.E. This had also been part of Assad's 5 Seas Development Plan – when he toured the Region in 2007. Flynn, Assad and DJT are for prosperity and ending Regime Change wars. To enact prosperity – the President must drop his request for lower interest rates, which are getting close to the EU's negative rates. Instead, he must ask the leaders of China, Russia, India [ a G-10 ], Japan and Italy to – help him construct a New Bretton Woods credit architecture. This would subsume a global Glass-Steagall Act, which would freeze $1.5 thousand trillion of future bet Derivatives and all other parasitic claims { as was done here, in 1933 }. Then with much more credit available, U.S. companies could contract to build great infrastructure projects here and abroad. We could bring massive amounts of water from western Canada into the SW. This large TVA project would employ millions, green the deserts, temporize the climate, and provide water for 100 nuplex cities, interconnected by High Speed Rail. We could also contract for projects south of the Border, under Julian Castro's Marshall Plan. / With global prosperity as everyone's goal, there could be much more cooperation on NASA modeled science drivers. Fusion power could be invented and the moon industrialized. Thus with credit generating banks, science drivers, modern infrastructure and cultural excellence – all nations can become part of an Economic & Cultural Renaissance!

  43. John Trump
    John Trump September 22, 2019

    MORE FAKE NEWS FROM THE NAZI TYPE PROPAGANDIST AT MSNBC NOTHING NEW HERE ! #MAGA

  44. T Hoop
    T Hoop September 22, 2019

    IMPEACH trump NOW!

  45. Tim VeePee
    Tim VeePee September 22, 2019

    I guess at least he didnt threaten to Nuke them. But that could be next.

    Trump could claim he would use nuclear weapons to get his way. Clinton said, dont let him have the nuclear codes.

    If he did, he would first blow up Mexico. Then he would turn his attention to PR.

    Obama hot more flack for wearing a beige suit. But no one white is saying anything about Trump.

    Amazing the hypocrisy of white folks.

  46. Cue 1st Amend
    Cue 1st Amend September 22, 2019

    Trumpsters are lying about Joe Biden. Biden has been cleared of all accusations concerning Ukraine and his son. Don't drink the Faux News kohl-aid.

  47. roger peet
    roger peet September 22, 2019

    Thump: Insane Fake President.

  48. Spooky Ninja
    Spooky Ninja September 22, 2019

    Alot of Russian bots on here today ;-p Trumpys goose is cooked

  49. Gcode Mfg
    Gcode Mfg September 22, 2019

    MSNBC, CNN, the traitors news.

  50. Joe m
    Joe m September 22, 2019

    I love my America, no Trump, no Obama, No clintons, no democrats, no republicans, no hate, no racism, no religions, no right, left, top and bottom, no news, no black, white, yellow, brown, pink, green, blu…. honey please let me go back to sleep

  51. RickyD DRicky
    RickyD DRicky September 22, 2019

    This story is trying to promote and create a rivalry between the 2 candidates for 2020 elections which most people don't want I have a simple solution Bernie 2020 real democracy

  52. Bruce strkland
    Bruce strkland September 22, 2019

    WINNING?? It's not the holocaust but millions that supported it, that boggles the mind. The dems are participating at this point. And the train steams toward the ravine.

  53. Isis sucks
    Isis sucks September 22, 2019

    Yeah but you guys are all liars hello

  54. Alasdair Paterson
    Alasdair Paterson September 22, 2019

    How about this? President Trump made an offer to meet with the President of Ukraine at the UN. This will purposely be a one on one meeting and the translator's notes will be confiscated.

  55. EMN emn
    EMN emn September 22, 2019

    MSNBC is such a joke along with the people that watch it.

  56. Sarpong Sarpong
    Sarpong Sarpong September 22, 2019

    joy looks great

  57. p v
    p v September 22, 2019

    Since bohemian grove created by rich business owners and politicians !
    So what's new ?

  58. Kevin Tewey
    Kevin Tewey September 22, 2019

    Why don’t you call this and Rachel Maddow show the anti-Trump show because to a progressive Democrat you guys look really ridiculous never talking about the election or the platform or what people want meanwhile …. Real news

  59. Kevin Tewey
    Kevin Tewey September 22, 2019

    You and your viewers so far behind in reality stuck in your little bubble and never even noticing a great candidate going up through the ranks in the Democratic candidate list

  60. Scott Scotsman
    Scott Scotsman September 22, 2019

    Anyone else read the title of this video and hoped this was a story about Mars?

  61. GEOFFREY BAKER
    GEOFFREY BAKER September 22, 2019

    Long. Live. The. Greatest. President. In. Modern. World. History

  62. JP Moore
    JP Moore September 22, 2019

    Defining Journalism! Thank you!

  63. Anatoli Titarev
    Anatoli Titarev September 22, 2019

    Seems like a bot invasion. Check the number of dislikes! Where were they hiding?

  64. sanjuansteve
    sanjuansteve September 22, 2019

    Let's stop being naive about this.

    This entire presidency was never more than one giant treasonous #CashGrab. But for Russian debt and development funding, Trump Tower Moscow, money laundering, oil pipelines, sanctions, etc, and all related opportunities to cash in, and but for all of the other sellouts of the environment to the fossil fuel industry, to the military industrial complex, etc, etc, Trump would have never run for office and Republicans wouldn't have supported him into office. This was all a pure CASH-GRAB of a presidency and most of his campaign crew, family, cabinet, and the GOP Congress, etc are sloppily all in on the deal. With control of the house and senate and having stolen the Supreme Court seat to have Republican control there too, potential pardons for all, etc, they all felt like it was/is worth the risks.

    #getALLmoneyOut

  65. Doris Hruska
    Doris Hruska September 22, 2019

    This is so disheartening and disgusting…just accept you're going to jail when you lose. Your lawyers can't help you then

  66. Jayanti Ramiah
    Jayanti Ramiah September 22, 2019

    mcfaul has aged 10 years since trump took office.

  67. LB2007
    LB2007 September 22, 2019

    This could blow up to the scale of Iran-Contra fiasco… But then again, Reagan got out of it almost unscathed and his VP, who was central to the scandal, won the next election in a landslide.

  68. Kato Miler
    Kato Miler September 22, 2019

    How does it feel, America, to have a Russian asset as president of the United States? Agent orange at it again.

  69. Inez Qtaish
    Inez Qtaish September 22, 2019

    Inez Qtaish closed my eyes, I hear tons will not survive what's coming

  70. buddyrichable1
    buddyrichable1 September 22, 2019

    Trump has been in the news every day since he started his campaign, usually being investigated for one crime after another. He has dragged the USA down to the level of some banana republic, with a lunatic dictator in power.
    He is quite honestly the most despicable, unprincipled human being I have ever seen.
    How Americans have tolerated him for this long is a mystery to me.

  71. Mindy Hitchcock
    Mindy Hitchcock September 22, 2019

    trump. Is totally a traitor to our Country. He does not care about his so-called "base," which he sees only as something to use to keep his worthless self in power, not as real human beings who actually believe in him. He is actively throwing our Country under the bus for his own gain. And just as he has done with every single person who has shown him loyalty, he will use his base, and our country up and throw them out like trash. @dumptrump

  72. Sean Coles
    Sean Coles September 22, 2019

    Thanks joy that was a lot

  73. carla kay
    carla kay September 22, 2019

    Great synopsis!

  74. Nancy Stanton
    Nancy Stanton September 22, 2019

    Hmmm, why are thoughts of the 1984 movie "Red Dawn" running through my head?

    Oh, I know!! Joffrey Trump weakens defenses and puts the country into turmoil under the direction of Putin… and maybe Kim. They then move in and take the chunks of the country they want. The United States of America is no more. We are just a satellite of Russia and North Korea.
    Putin has been known to play the long game and found a chump named Trump to help him.

    #TrumpForPrison2020 #Trumpisachump <—-IMHO

  75. Roberto Beltran
    Roberto Beltran September 22, 2019

    Trump is a Russian SPY working for his Mother Russia !

  76. Good Golly Miss Polly
    Good Golly Miss Polly September 22, 2019

    We fear Russia may have incriminating evidence on Trump. Russia wants Ukraine. We withdraw Ukrainian military support, assisting Russia's objective. Military support offered again to Ukraine for investigating Biden's son. Is this true?

  77. Ian Home
    Ian Home September 22, 2019

    The corrupt politician dummy Trump is an embarrassment to America.

    “Donald Trump was the dumbest goddam student I ever had” Professor Kelley – Wharton

  78. Navid T
    Navid T September 22, 2019

    Hi there for this news I should get same money. Iran going to hit Dubai and abozabi. Very soon

  79. riplstrip
    riplstrip September 22, 2019

    Poor old Rudi, when he had that blue with Cuomo, I thought he was going to spit his false teeth across the room. What an A-hole.

  80. kingsoren2010
    kingsoren2010 September 22, 2019

    Poor Ukraine, wannabe acting dictator (WAD) withholds aide to them but wants them to do his dirty work. Blackmail?? Does this even make sense?

  81. Candy JohnsonCanoli
    Candy JohnsonCanoli September 22, 2019

    Thank you for recapping the Ukraine connection to the orange turd and Putin. This all makes sense now. Manafort didn’t end up as the orange turd’s campaign manger just for his own financial issues, but to push the removal of Russian sanctions because of Ukraine aggression.

  82. Charles Hull
    Charles Hull September 22, 2019

    🙄 Do you believe these tin foil hat wearing clowns at MSDNC?
    🤔 Maybe we should talk about Biden's corruption!

  83. Alex Boricua
    Alex Boricua September 22, 2019

    No matter what trumps gets in Biden’s son, In a debate the pee pee tape will destroy trump.

  84. Krista Kenneth
    Krista Kenneth September 22, 2019

    Trump is owned by Putin.
    Its plain and simple.
    Trump is a traitor to this USA

  85. Arthur Radtke
    Arthur Radtke September 22, 2019

    Criminal activity on a daily basis. That's what Trump wants. Happening so often it becomes normal and nobody can keep up with it. Add to the fact he's taking over all our democratic institutions and walla we now have a dictatorship.

  86. Lonny Fuller
    Lonny Fuller September 22, 2019

    The only corruption is the entire democratic party along with the mainstream media. Waisted three years and 30million dollars of taxpayers money on a hoax. This is TREASON but no one will ever go to prison because the democrats won't do their job go figure. If the Republicans would have done this everyone involved would be behind bars. Love the double standards. Hypocrites piers. Traitors

  87. Nehemiah Scudder
    Nehemiah Scudder September 22, 2019

    The USA is not the largest country in the free world. If the USA wants to be considered to be the largest country in the free world it needs to change some of its attitudes and behaviour, and join the rest of the free world.
    We are waiting, but beginning to lose patience.

  88. Will Ganness
    Will Ganness September 22, 2019

    Breaking stories that you fabricate and then we all realize its fake. You cannot sustain this fake news model Joy. The thing trump is most successful at is breaking the media. He has caught you in a cycle of sensationalism and you cannot help yourself – you are dying from your own opioid crisis.

  89. James Farris
    James Farris September 22, 2019

    Here we go again. Donald Trump pushes the boundaries just a little farther away from what's legal or ethical. The Democrats are in disbelief, and the news media is blowing it up. The followers of Trump that used to be the Republican party are hiding in the cracks, and our country slips a little farther down that road of no return. The week ends, and Trump does something even more illegal, and vile, and the cycle starts again. An orange corrupt grifter con man has control of the greatest country on earth, and every American is watching him, and his pack of jackels destroy our freedom, and what so many have fought, and died for. (America where are you now, don't you care about your sons and daughters, don't you know we need you now, we can't fight alone against the monster.) John Kay, Steppenwolf 1969. Donald Trump is a monster. You know Trump is scared when he turns his pet rat loose on the media.

  90. a1612
    a1612 September 22, 2019

    Who are we? We are willing to accept a president who partners with foreign countries in subverting our elections

  91. Adam P
    Adam P September 22, 2019

    Can’t the Ukraine divulge the details? They don’t owe anyone anything. Or do they?!

  92. Robert Bjork
    Robert Bjork September 22, 2019

    Ya think he would've learned after a two year long investigation… Nope, he's that stupid

  93. Agni Ban
    Agni Ban September 22, 2019

    Joy Reid does and outstanding job of summarising the entire Sordid Unending Republican saga of strengthening All Un-American Activities in Collusion with All America’s Enemies. What she needs to add is Moscow Mitch’s (and his cronies) Continuous domestic sabotage on multiple fronts (like getting Russian investment for Kentucky among many other ongoing activities to weaken American Election processes against foreign interference) to strengthen the entire Republican Strategy of Colluding with American a Enemies to destroy this country.

  94. Bemcgonigle
    Bemcgonigle September 22, 2019

    What nasty corruption has he now done? This needs American citizens to ask themselves is this constitutional destruction of your nation and the rising of a dictatorship?

  95. George B. Wolffsohn
    George B. Wolffsohn September 22, 2019

    "Giving aid and comfort to the enemy". Textbook treasonous activities by Widdle Donnie.

  96. dm9542
    dm9542 September 22, 2019

    The corrupt liberal MSM & DNC want a Warren/Hillary Clinton ticket in 2020, along with Trump being impeached….in a bow tie. It fits their twisted, evil narrative well….

  97. Astrid Schwarz
    Astrid Schwarz September 22, 2019

    Wouldn't it interesting if someone in Russia got this Ukrainian Oligarch to ask Biden's son to work at the board of his company?
    Just a thought.

  98. mine own
    mine own September 22, 2019

    Trump imperilled security of Ukraine to boost his reelection campaign.

  99. Stay Hungry
    Stay Hungry September 22, 2019

    So let me get this straight.
    (1) Former VP Joe Biden strong arms Ukrainian officials into firing a prosecutor investigating crimes committed by his son, Hunter Biden.
    (2) Joe Biden then goes on TV and actually brags about doing so.
    (3) President Trump ask Ukrainian president for information about the incident.

    Conclusion: President Trump should be fired and jailed?

  100. Myron Gibson
    Myron Gibson September 22, 2019

    Lol keep trying. MAGA

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