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We’re PetSmart!>>>WHAT A PHONY DEAL IT IS.>>>WHAT A PHONY DEAL IT IS. WHAT A PHONY INVESTIGATION IT WHAT A PHONY INVESTIGATION IT IS, AND THE REPUBLICANS HAVE TO IS, AND THE REPUBLICANS HAVE TO GET TOUGHER AND FIGHT. GET TOUGHER AND FIGHT. WE HAVE SOME THAT ARE GREAT WE HAVE SOME THAT ARE GREAT FIGHTERS, BUT THEY HAVE TO GET FIGHTERS, BUT THEY HAVE TO GET TOUGHER AND FIGHT BECAUSE THE TOUGHER AND FIGHT BECAUSE THE DEMOCRATS TRYING TO HURT THE DEMOCRATS TRYING TO HURT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY FOR THE ELECTION. ELECTION.>>TO THAT POINT, IT WOULD>>TO THAT POINT, IT WOULD APPEAR PRESIDENT TRUMP IS USING APPEAR PRESIDENT TRUMP IS USING MONEY TO INSTILL LOYALTY AMONG MONEY TO INSTILL LOYALTY AMONG VULNERABLE REPUBLICAN SENATORS. VULNERABLE REPUBLICAN SENATORS. THE STORY TONIGHT BEING REPORTED THE STORY TONIGHT BEING REPORTED BY POLITICO. BY POLITICO. TRUMP IS TAPPING HIS VAST TRUMP IS TAPPING HIS VAST FUNDRAISING NETWORK FOR A FUNDRAISING NETWORK FOR A HANDFUL OF LOYAL SENATORS FACING HANDFUL OF LOYAL SENATORS FACING TOUGH REELECTION BIDS IN 2020. TOUGH REELECTION BIDS IN 2020. EACH OF THEM HAS SIGNED ON TO A EACH OF THEM HAS SIGNED ON TO A REPUBLICAN-BACKED RESOLUTION REPUBLICAN-BACKED RESOLUTION CONDEMNING THE INQUIRY AS AN CONDEMNING THE INQUIRY AS AN UNPRESS — AS UNPRECEDENTED AND UNPRESS — AS UNPRECEDENTED AND UNDEMOCRATIC. UNDEMOCRATIC. THE SENATORS HERE INCLUDE THE SENATORS HERE INCLUDE TILLIS, NORTH CAROLINA. TILLIS, NORTH CAROLINA. GARDNER OF COLORADO, ERNST OF GARDNER OF COLORADO, ERNST OF IOWA. IOWA. THREE STATES WHERE TRUMP IS THREE STATES WHERE TRUMP IS PRESENTLY UNDER WATER IN THE PRESENTLY UNDER WATER IN THE POLLING. POLLING. WITH US TONIGHT TO TALK ABOUT IT WITH US TONIGHT TO TALK ABOUT IT ZERLINA MAXWELL, FORMER ADVISER ZERLINA MAXWELL, FORMER ADVISER TO HILLARY CLINTON’S CAMPAIGN. TO HILLARY CLINTON’S CAMPAIGN. THESE DAYS THE DIRECTOR OF THESE DAYS THE DIRECTOR OF PROGRESSIVE PROGRAMING AT PROGRESSIVE PROGRAMING AT SIRIUSXM. SIRIUSXM. AND BACK WITH US AGAIN, A.B. AND BACK WITH US AGAIN, A.B. STODDARD STODDARD STODDARD, EDITOR AT REAL CLEAR STODDARD, EDITOR AT REAL CLEAR POLITICS. POLITICS. WELCOME TO YOU BOTH. WELCOME TO YOU BOTH.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>A SPECIAL WELCOME TO YOU,>>A SPECIAL WELCOME TO YOU, ZERLINA. ZERLINA. I WANT TO START OFF BY GETTING I WANT TO START OFF BY GETTING YOUR REACTION TO WHAT SUSAN YOUR REACTION TO WHAT SUSAN GLASSER HAS PUT OUT TONIGHT. GLASSER HAS PUT OUT TONIGHT. “SO FASCINATING THAT OF ALL “SO FASCINATING THAT OF ALL THESE DOZENS OF REPUBLICAN HOUSE THESE DOZENS OF REPUBLICAN HOUSE MEMBERS, NONE OF THEM, NOT ONE MEMBERS, NONE OF THEM, NOT ONE MAKES THE CALCULATION THAT MAKES THE CALCULATION THAT HISTORY WILL JUDGE THEM HARSHLY HISTORY WILL JUDGE THEM HARSHLY FOR PICKING DONALD TRUMP. FOR PICKING DONALD TRUMP. IT’S A BET ON AMERICA’S FUTURE IT’S A BET ON AMERICA’S FUTURE THAT SUGGESTS TRUMPISM OUTLIVES THAT SUGGESTS TRUMPISM OUTLIVES TRUMP.” TRUMP.” DO YOU THINK THAT WILL SURVIVE? DO YOU THINK THAT WILL SURVIVE? DO YOU THINK WITH ALL OF THE DO YOU THINK WITH ALL OF THE MEDIA AND ALL OF THE DEMOCRATS MEDIA AND ALL OF THE DEMOCRATS REMINDING THESE REPUBLICANS THIS REMINDING THESE REPUBLICANS THIS IS A VOTE FOR YOUR IS A VOTE FOR YOUR GRANDCHILDREN, DO YOU THINK THAT GRANDCHILDREN, DO YOU THINK THAT WILL SURVIVE? WILL SURVIVE?>>WELL, TIME WILL TELL, BECAUSE>>WELL, TIME WILL TELL, BECAUSE EACH DAY THAT GOES BY, THERE ARE EACH DAY THAT GOES BY, THERE ARE MORE DAMAGING FACTS THAT ARE MORE DAMAGING FACTS THAT ARE COMING OUT THAT ARE NEW FACTS, COMING OUT THAT ARE NEW FACTS, MORE WITNESSES THAT ARE COMING MORE WITNESSES THAT ARE COMING OUT TO CORROBORATE THE BAD OUT TO CORROBORATE THE BAD INFORMATION THAT WE’VE ALREADY INFORMATION THAT WE’VE ALREADY LEARNED ABOUT THE PRESIDENT. LEARNED ABOUT THE PRESIDENT. SO THIS IS A VERY FLUID SO THIS IS A VERY FLUID SITUATION STILL. SITUATION STILL. BUT TODAY IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT BUT TODAY IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT MOMENT IN HISTORY FOR THREE MOMENT IN HISTORY FOR THREE REASONS, REALLY. REASONS, REALLY. NANCY PELOSI TALKED ABOUT NANCY PELOSI TALKED ABOUT STANDING UP AND PROTECTING THE STANDING UP AND PROTECTING THE CONSTITUTION, RIGHT? CONSTITUTION, RIGHT? YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT THE YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT THE FOUNDING OF OUR COUNTRY AND FOUNDING OF OUR COUNTRY AND ENSURING THAT OUR PROCESS IS ENSURING THAT OUR PROCESS IS FAIR AND THAT PEOPLE ARE HELD FAIR AND THAT PEOPLE ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE WHEN THEY VIOLATE ACCOUNTABLE WHEN THEY VIOLATE THE RULE OF LAW. THE RULE OF LAW. SO THAT’S WHY WE’RE DOING THIS SO THAT’S WHY WE’RE DOING THIS TODAY, AND THAT’S A MARKER THAT TODAY, AND THAT’S A MARKER THAT WE SHOULD PUT DOWN AND SAY THIS WE SHOULD PUT DOWN AND SAY THIS IS THE SIGNIFICANT MOMENT IN IS THE SIGNIFICANT MOMENT IN HISTORY FOR THAT REASON. HISTORY FOR THAT REASON. THE SECOND AND THIRD REASONS WHY THE SECOND AND THIRD REASONS WHY TODAY ARE SO IMPORTANT IS TODAY ARE SO IMPORTANT IS BECAUSE WE’RE TALKING ABOUT A BECAUSE WE’RE TALKING ABOUT A FUTURE ELECTION. FUTURE ELECTION. SO REPUBLICANS CAN’T SIT BACK SO REPUBLICANS CAN’T SIT BACK AND SAY WE DON’T HAVE — WE AND SAY WE DON’T HAVE — WE DON’T HAVE TO TAKE A STAND OR DON’T HAVE TO TAKE A STAND OR TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY BECAUSE THE TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY BECAUSE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE GOING TO AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE GOING TO UNDERSTAND THAT IF THE ELECTION UNDERSTAND THAT IF THE ELECTION THAT IS COMING ABOUT A YEAR FROM THAT IS COMING ABOUT A YEAR FROM NOW IS NOT FAIR, THAT THIS IS NOW IS NOT FAIR, THAT THIS IS NOT FUNDAMENTALLY A DEMOCRACY. NOT FUNDAMENTALLY A DEMOCRACY. THE THIRD POINT I’LL MAKE IS THE THIRD POINT I’LL MAKE IS THAT IN THIS MOMENT, TRUMP IS THAT IN THIS MOMENT, TRUMP IS UNDERMINING OUR NATIONAL UNDERMINING OUR NATIONAL SECURITY. SECURITY. SO I THINK THAT’S WHY YOU’VE SO I THINK THAT’S WHY YOU’VE SEEN IN THE LAST FIVE WEEKS THIS SEEN IN THE LAST FIVE WEEKS THIS MOVED SO QUICKLY, BECAUSE THAT MOVED SO QUICKLY, BECAUSE THAT IS AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO THE IS AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO THE COUNTRY YOU. COUNTRY YOU. HAVE YOU RUDY GIULIANI AND ALL HAVE YOU RUDY GIULIANI AND ALL HIS CRONIES DOING SIDE HUSTLE HIS CRONIES DOING SIDE HUSTLE FOREIGN POLICY AND UNDERMINING FOREIGN POLICY AND UNDERMINING REALLY WHAT ALL OF THE ELECTED REALLY WHAT ALL OF THE ELECTED OFFICIALS HAD BEEN SWORN TO OFFICIALS HAD BEEN SWORN TO PROTECT WHICH IS UPHOLDING THE PROTECT WHICH IS UPHOLDING THE CONSTITUTION AND PROTECTING OUR CONSTITUTION AND PROTECTING OUR NATIONAL SECURITY. NATIONAL SECURITY. SO I THINK THAT REPUBLICANS ARE SO I THINK THAT REPUBLICANS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO GO TO SLEEP GOING TO HAVE TO GO TO SLEEP EVERY SINGLE NIGHT THINKING EVERY SINGLE NIGHT THINKING ABOUT THOSE THREE POINTS BECAUSE ABOUT THOSE THREE POINTS BECAUSE THOSE ARE THREE THINGS THE THOSE ARE THREE THINGS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE UNDERSTAND. AMERICAN PEOPLE UNDERSTAND.>>AND AB, ON THAT EXACT FRONT,>>AND AB, ON THAT EXACT FRONT, YOU SPOKE EARLIER TODAY WITH YOU SPOKE EARLIER TODAY WITH GREAT EMOTION ABOUT THE FACT GREAT EMOTION ABOUT THE FACT THAT ESPECIALLY REPUBLICANS AND THAT ESPECIALLY REPUBLICANS AND ESPECIALLY REPUBLICAN SENATORS ESPECIALLY REPUBLICAN SENATORS ARE GOING TO GET THE CHANCE HERE ARE GOING TO GET THE CHANCE HERE TO DECIDE WHAT’S OKAY. TO DECIDE WHAT’S OKAY. WHO DO WE WANT TO BE GOING WHO DO WE WANT TO BE GOING FORWARD? FORWARD? WHAT ARE WE GOING TO ALLOW OUR WHAT ARE WE GOING TO ALLOW OUR PRESIDENT TO DO? PRESIDENT TO DO?>>THEY KNOW THAT THEY TOOK AN>>THEY KNOW THAT THEY TOOK AN OATH OF THE CONSTITUTION AND NOT OATH OF THE CONSTITUTION AND NOT THE MAN, AN OATH TO OUR SYSTEM. THE MAN, AN OATH TO OUR SYSTEM. THEY KNOW SO DEEPLY THAT IF THIS THEY KNOW SO DEEPLY THAT IF THIS IS NOT AN ABUSE OF POWER, THERE IS NOT AN ABUSE OF POWER, THERE IS NOT MUCH THAT CAN BE DEFINED IS NOT MUCH THAT CAN BE DEFINED AS ABUSE OF POWER. AS ABUSE OF POWER. AND I DO THINK THAT THEY — THEY AND I DO THINK THAT THEY — THEY KNOW THE FOUNDERS WERE VERY KNOW THE FOUNDERS WERE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT FOREIGN CONCERNED ABOUT FOREIGN INFLUENCE AS WELL. INFLUENCE AS WELL. AND THAT FOLDS INTO WHAT IS A AND THAT FOLDS INTO WHAT IS A GREAT THREAT WHEN YOU ABUSE THE GREAT THREAT WHEN YOU ABUSE THE VAST AND AWESOME POWERS YOU HAVE VAST AND AWESOME POWERS YOU HAVE AS PRESIDENT. AS PRESIDENT. I DO THINK THAT THERE ARE I DO THINK THAT THERE ARE SEVERAL MEN WHO ARE RETIRING WHO SEVERAL MEN WHO ARE RETIRING WHO WILL HAVE TO LOOK AT THE PAGES WILL HAVE TO LOOK AT THE PAGES OF HISTORY, AND THEY’RE LEAVING OF HISTORY, AND THEY’RE LEAVING ANYWAY. ANYWAY. IT’S NOT ABOUT REELECTION, AND IT’S NOT ABOUT REELECTION, AND THEN YOU LOOK AT SOME SENATORS THEN YOU LOOK AT SOME SENATORS WHO ARE RIGHT NOW MAYBE ENJOYING WHO ARE RIGHT NOW MAYBE ENJOYING SOME CAMPAIGN DONATIONS FROM SOME CAMPAIGN DONATIONS FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP. PRESIDENT TRUMP. BUT IF IT COMES TO THE POINT, BUT IF IT COMES TO THE POINT, BRIAN, WHERE THEY’RE GOING TO BRIAN, WHERE THEY’RE GOING TO LOSE ANY WAY, ALL THREE OF THOSE LOSE ANY WAY, ALL THREE OF THOSE PEOPLE ARE UNDERWATER IN THEIR PEOPLE ARE UNDERWATER IN THEIR STATES. STATES. AND THEY’RE POLLING AND THEY’RE AND THEY’RE POLLING AND THEY’RE HAVING TROUBLE FUNDRAISING. HAVING TROUBLE FUNDRAISING. IF IT GETS TO THE POINT IN IF IT GETS TO THE POINT IN FEBRUARY WHERE THEY’RE NOT GOING FEBRUARY WHERE THEY’RE NOT GOING TO WIN ANYWAY, IS THE LAST VOTE TO WIN ANYWAY, IS THE LAST VOTE THEY WANT TO TAKE TO PROP UP THEY WANT TO TAKE TO PROP UP PRESIDENT TRUMP AND TO NORMALIZE PRESIDENT TRUMP AND TO NORMALIZE WHAT HE HAS DONE ON THE CALL WHAT HE HAS DONE ON THE CALL WITH PRESIDENT ZELENSKY AND WITH PRESIDENT ZELENSKY AND POSSIBLY WITH OTHER LEADERS OF POSSIBLY WITH OTHER LEADERS OF FOREIGN NATIONS. FOREIGN NATIONS. SO THEY HAVE A LONG TIME. SO THEY HAVE A LONG TIME. IF THIS WAS TAKING PLACE IF THIS WAS TAKING PLACE TOMORROW AND THEY COULD SAY TOMORROW AND THEY COULD SAY WELL, IT’S REALLY HARD TO DO WELL, IT’S REALLY HARD TO DO THIS ON ONE PHONE CALL, IMPEACH THIS ON ONE PHONE CALL, IMPEACH A PRESIDENT. A PRESIDENT. BUT THIS AS ZERLINA POINTS OUT BUT THIS AS ZERLINA POINTS OUT IS GOING THE GRIND ON AS THE IS GOING THE GRIND ON AS THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK CONTINUES TO PROBE RUDY GIULIANI CONTINUES TO PROBE RUDY GIULIANI AND OTHER THINGS, UGLY FACTS AND OTHER THINGS, UGLY FACTS CONTINUE TO POP UP. CONTINUE TO POP UP. I THINK IT’S GOING TO BE VERY I THINK IT’S GOING TO BE VERY PAINFUL FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT PAINFUL FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT NAMED MITT ROMNEY WHO ARE EITHER NAMED MITT ROMNEY WHO ARE EITHER IN CYCLE OR RETIRING IN THE IN CYCLE OR RETIRING IN THE SENATE. SENATE.>>I WOULD ADD THREE MORE NAMES>>I WOULD ADD THREE MORE NAMES TO THAT HOPPER, ALEXANDER BLUNT TO THAT HOPPER, ALEXANDER BLUNT PORTMAN. PORTMAN. REALLY INTERESTING. REALLY INTERESTING. I THINK ALL THREE HAVE I THINK ALL THREE HAVE GRANDCHILDREN.

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