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“DEADLINE: WHITE HOUSE” WITH NICOLLE WALLACE BEGINS NOW. NICOLLE WALLACE BEGINS NOW. ♪ ♪>>>HI, EVERYONE.>>>HI, EVERYONE. IT’S 4:00 IN NEW YORK. IT’S 4:00 IN NEW YORK. FOR THE FOURTH TIME IN OUR FOR THE FOURTH TIME IN OUR NATION’S HISTORY, CONGRESS HAS NATION’S HISTORY, CONGRESS HAS VOTED TO PURSUE AN IMPEACHMENT VOTED TO PURSUE AN IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDING AGAINST THE PRESIDENT PROCEEDING AGAINST THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. OF THE UNITED STATES. THAT HISTORIC VOTE TODAY WHICH THAT HISTORIC VOTE TODAY WHICH WENT DOWN PREDICTABLY ALONG WENT DOWN PREDICTABLY ALONG PARTY LINES USHERS IN A NEW PARTY LINES USHERS IN A NEW PUBLIC PHASE OF IMPEACHMENT. PUBLIC PHASE OF IMPEACHMENT. AND FOR THE REALITY TELEVISION AND FOR THE REALITY TELEVISION PRESIDENT KNOWN TO BE TRIGGERED PRESIDENT KNOWN TO BE TRIGGERED BY CABLE NEWS COVERAGE, THE NEXT BY CABLE NEWS COVERAGE, THE NEXT PHASE COULD ALSO USHER IN A MORE PHASE COULD ALSO USHER IN A MORE RECKLESS ONE FOR THE PRESIDENT RECKLESS ONE FOR THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF. HIMSELF. PUBLIC POLLING SHOWS THAT A PUBLIC POLLING SHOWS THAT A MAJORITY OF AMERICANS SUPPORT MAJORITY OF AMERICANS SUPPORT DONALD TRUMP’S IMPEACHMENT, ALSO DONALD TRUMP’S IMPEACHMENT, ALSO SUGGESTS THAT VOTERS HAVE SUGGESTS THAT VOTERS HAVE INTERNALIZED THE ALLEGED INTERNALIZED THE ALLEGED TRANSGRESSION ASKING FOR DIRT ON TRANSGRESSION ASKING FOR DIRT ON THE BIDENS FROM THE LEADER OF THE BIDENS FROM THE LEADER OF UKRAINE AND SUPPORT UKRAINE AND SUPPORT CONGRESSIONAL ACTION TO HOLD HIM CONGRESSIONAL ACTION TO HOLD HIM ACCOUNTABLE. ACCOUNTABLE. AND AS THE PRESIDENT RAILS AND AS THE PRESIDENT RAILS AGAINST HIS OWN IMPEACHMENT, AGAINST HIS OWN IMPEACHMENT, BRAND-NEW POLLING ON HIS BRAND-NEW POLLING ON HIS DISRESPECT FOR DEMOCRATIC DISRESPECT FOR DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS, ILLUSTRATES THE INSTITUTIONS, ILLUSTRATES THE BOX HE AND HIS PARTY ARE IN. BOX HE AND HIS PARTY ARE IN. IT ALSO LIKELY FORESHADOWS THE IT ALSO LIKELY FORESHADOWS THE DOUBLING DOWN ON THE BASE DOUBLING DOWN ON THE BASE STRATEGY THAT HAD BEEN A STRATEGY THAT HAD BEEN A HALLMARK OF HIS ENTIRE HALLMARK OF HIS ENTIRE PRESIDENCY. PRESIDENCY. THOSE OMINOUS POLL NUMBERS FOR THOSE OMINOUS POLL NUMBERS FOR DONALD TRUMP ARE ALSO LIKELY DUE DONALD TRUMP ARE ALSO LIKELY DUE TO THE STEADY STREAM OF CAREER TO THE STEADY STREAM OF CAREER PUBLIC SERVANTS, DIPLOMATS, AND PUBLIC SERVANTS, DIPLOMATS, AND MILITARY OFFICIALS WHO HAVE MILITARY OFFICIALS WHO HAVE APPEARED AS WITNESSES IN THE APPEARED AS WITNESSES IN THE IMPEACHMENT INVESTIGATION TO IMPEACHMENT INVESTIGATION TO PROVIDE DAMNING TESTIMONY ON THE PROVIDE DAMNING TESTIMONY ON THE EVENTS LEADING UP TO TODAY’S EVENTS LEADING UP TO TODAY’S VOTE. VOTE. TODAY TWO BIG DEVELOPMENTS WE TODAY TWO BIG DEVELOPMENTS WE ARE WATCHING. ARE WATCHING. ONE TAKING PLACE IN COURTING ONE TAKING PLACE IN COURTING WHEN A RULING COULD DETERMINE WHEN A RULING COULD DETERMINE WHETHER CONGRESS WILL HAVE WHETHER CONGRESS WILL HAVE ACCESS TO TESTIMONY FROM TWO ACCESS TO TESTIMONY FROM TWO FIGURES AT THE CENTER OF THE FIGURES AT THE CENTER OF THE SCANDAL. SCANDAL. JOHN BOLTON AND HIS DEPUTY JOHN BOLTON AND HIS DEPUTY CHARLES KUPPERMAN, AN ATTORNEY CHARLES KUPPERMAN, AN ATTORNEY REPRESENTING BOTH MEN ISSUED REPRESENTING BOTH MEN ISSUED THIS STATEMENT, QUOTE, BOLTON IS THIS STATEMENT, QUOTE, BOLTON IS NOT WILLING TO APPEAR NOT WILLING TO APPEAR VOLUNTARILY. VOLUNTARILY. I STAND READY AT ALL TIMES TO I STAND READY AT ALL TIMES TO ACCEPT SERVICE OF A SUBPOENA ON ACCEPT SERVICE OF A SUBPOENA ON HIS BEHALF. HIS BEHALF. BOLTON AND HIS DEPUTY LIKELY TO BOLTON AND HIS DEPUTY LIKELY TO LEAVE ANY DECISION ABOUT THEIR LEAVE ANY DECISION ABOUT THEIR TESTIMONY UP TO THE COURTS. TESTIMONY UP TO THE COURTS. BUT WITH OR WITHOUT BOLTON’S BUT WITH OR WITHOUT BOLTON’S TESTIMONY, A DEVASTATING TESTIMONY, A DEVASTATING TIMELINE COMING INTO SHARP TIMELINE COMING INTO SHARP RELIEF TODAY FROM NATIONAL RELIEF TODAY FROM NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICIALS WHO SERVED SECURITY OFFICIALS WHO SERVED ALONGSIDE JOHN BOLTON, A CURRENT ALONGSIDE JOHN BOLTON, A CURRENT SENIOR OFFICIAL FROM DONALD SENIOR OFFICIAL FROM DONALD TRUMP’S NATIONAL SECURITY TRUMP’S NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL IS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS COUNCIL IS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS THIS HOUR AFTER ANNOUNCING THIS HOUR AFTER ANNOUNCING YESTERDAY THAT HE PLANS TO STEP YESTERDAY THAT HE PLANS TO STEP DOWN TO PURSUE OTHER DOWN TO PURSUE OTHER OPPORTUNITIES. OPPORTUNITIES. THAT OFFICIAL TIM MORRISON THAT OFFICIAL TIM MORRISON CORROBORATING WHAT IS LARGELY CORROBORATING WHAT IS LARGELY THOUGHT TO BE AMONG THE MOST THOUGHT TO BE AMONG THE MOST INCRIMINATING ACCOUNTS DELIVERED INCRIMINATING ACCOUNTS DELIVERED TO DATE. TO DATE. THAT’S THE TESTIMONY OF DIPLOMAT THAT’S THE TESTIMONY OF DIPLOMAT BILL TAYLOR WHO DESCRIBED UNDER BILL TAYLOR WHO DESCRIBED UNDER OATH LAST WEEK A QUID PRO QUO OATH LAST WEEK A QUID PRO QUO DIRECTED BY DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF DIRECTED BY DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF FROM “THE WASHINGTON POST” FROM “THE WASHINGTON POST” REPORT ON MORRISON’S TESTIMONY, REPORT ON MORRISON’S TESTIMONY, QUOTE, MORRISON SAID THAT HE QUOTE, MORRISON SAID THAT HE ALERTED TAYLOR TO A PUSH BY ALERTED TAYLOR TO A PUSH BY TRUMP AND HIS DEPUTIES TO TRUMP AND HIS DEPUTIES TO WITHHOLD BOTH SECURITY AID AND WITHHOLD BOTH SECURITY AID AND THE WHITE HOUSE VISIT FOR THE THE WHITE HOUSE VISIT FOR THE UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT UNTIL UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT UNTIL UKRAINE AGREED TO INVESTIGATE UKRAINE AGREED TO INVESTIGATE THE BIDENS AND INTERFERENCE IN THE BIDENS AND INTERFERENCE IN THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. THAT IS WHERE WE START TODAY THAT IS WHERE WE START TODAY WITH SOME OF OUR FAVORITE WITH SOME OF OUR FAVORITE REPORTERS AND FRIENDS. REPORTERS AND FRIENDS. FROM “THE WASHINGTON POST,” FROM “THE WASHINGTON POST,” NATIONAL POLITICAL REPORTER NATIONAL POLITICAL REPORTER ROBERT COSTA. ROBERT COSTA. FORMER CHIEF SPOKESMAN FOR THE FORMER CHIEF SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE MATT DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE MATT MILLER. MILLER. WITH US AT THE TABLE, NICK WITH US AT THE TABLE, NICK CONFESS ORI, POLITICAL REPORTER CONFESS ORI, POLITICAL REPORTER FOR THE “NEW YORK TIMES.” FOR THE “NEW YORK TIMES.” A.B. STODDARD, ASSOCIATED EDITOR A.B. STODDARD, ASSOCIATED EDITOR FOR REAL CLEAR POLITICS. FOR REAL CLEAR POLITICS. AND JASON JOHNSON. AND JASON JOHNSON. BOB COSTA, LET ME START WITH BOB COSTA, LET ME START WITH YOU. YOU. TIM MORRISON, WHO UNDER NO TIM MORRISON, WHO UNDER NO UPSIDE DOWN ALICE AND WONDERLAND UPSIDE DOWN ALICE AND WONDERLAND DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE EVEN UNDER DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE EVEN UNDER TRUMP’S MOST DELUSIONAL FRAME, TRUMP’S MOST DELUSIONAL FRAME, THIS COULD NOT BE DEPICTED WITH THIS COULD NOT BE DEPICTED WITH ANYTHING RESEMBLING A DEEP STATE ANYTHING RESEMBLING A DEEP STATE RESUME, CORROBORATING THE MOST RESUME, CORROBORATING THE MOST DAMNING PIECE OF EVIDENCE THAT DAMNING PIECE OF EVIDENCE THAT DONALD TRUMP PUT IN PLACE A QUID DONALD TRUMP PUT IN PLACE A QUID PRO QUO WITH THE LEADER OF PRO QUO WITH THE LEADER OF UKRAINE. UKRAINE.>>EXACTLY RIGHT.>>EXACTLY RIGHT. THIS IS A REPUBLICAN THAT EVEN THIS IS A REPUBLICAN THAT EVEN REPUBLICANS WHO ARE CLOSE TO THE REPUBLICANS WHO ARE CLOSE TO THE PRESIDENT ACKNOWLEDGE PRIVATELY PRESIDENT ACKNOWLEDGE PRIVATELY AND SOMETIMES PUBLICLY AS AND SOMETIMES PUBLICLY AS SOMEONE WHO DOESN’T HAVE AN SOMEONE WHO DOESN’T HAVE AN AGENDA TO WORK AGAINST PRESIDENT AGENDA TO WORK AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP. TRUMP. WHAT HE DID WHICH WAS SO WHAT HE DID WHICH WAS SO IMPORTANT FOR THE DEMOCRATS IMPORTANT FOR THE DEMOCRATS TODAY IS TO UNDERSCORE WHAT TODAY IS TO UNDERSCORE WHAT AMBASSADOR TAYLOR SAID JUST A AMBASSADOR TAYLOR SAID JUST A FEW WEEKS OOHING THAT THERE WAS FEW WEEKS OOHING THAT THERE WAS AN EXPLICIT QUID PRO QUO, AT AN EXPLICIT QUID PRO QUO, AT LEAST IN THE UNDERSTANDING OF LEAST IN THE UNDERSTANDING OF BOTH THE UKRAINES AND OFFICIALS BOTH THE UKRAINES AND OFFICIALS WHEN IT. WHEN IT. AND BECAUSE NOW YOU ARE HAVING AND BECAUSE NOW YOU ARE HAVING CORROBORATION OF AMBASSADOR CORROBORATION OF AMBASSADOR TAYLOR IN SUCH DETAIL, IT’S TAYLOR IN SUCH DETAIL, IT’S HELPING THE DEMOCRATS TO BUILD HELPING THE DEMOCRATS TO BUILD THEIR CASE AS THEY MOVE FORWARD THEIR CASE AS THEY MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS VOTE. WITH THIS VOTE.>>BOB COSTA, YOU HAVE THAT –>>BOB COSTA, YOU HAVE THAT — ONE OF THE PIECES OF REPORTING ONE OF THE PIECES OF REPORTING THAT WILL ENDURE THROUGHOUT THIS THAT WILL ENDURE THROUGHOUT THIS IMPEACHMENT EPISODE AND BEYOND IMPEACHMENT EPISODE AND BEYOND ABOUT A SENIOR REPUBLICAN ABOUT A SENIOR REPUBLICAN SENATOR CALLING IT A HORROR SENATOR CALLING IT A HORROR MOVIE. MOVIE. IT HAS TO BE SORT OF THE HORROR IT HAS TO BE SORT OF THE HORROR MOVIE’S CLIMAX TO HAVE REALLY MOVIE’S CLIMAX TO HAVE REALLY RIGHT-WING FIGURES FROM INSIDE RIGHT-WING FIGURES FROM INSIDE THE CONSERVATIVE FOREIGN POLICY THE CONSERVATIVE FOREIGN POLICY ESTABLISHMENT TESTIFY TO THE ESTABLISHMENT TESTIFY TO THE THIRD RAIL OF THIS WHOLE THIRD RAIL OF THIS WHOLE SCANDAL. SCANDAL. DONALD TRUMP’S LAST LINE OF DONALD TRUMP’S LAST LINE OF DEFENSE WAS NO QUID PRO QUO, DEFENSE WAS NO QUID PRO QUO, THIS IS A RIGHT-WING FIGURE THIS IS A RIGHT-WING FIGURE TESTIFYING TO THE QUID PRO QUO TESTIFYING TO THE QUID PRO QUO TODAY. TODAY. JUST TALK WITH THE IMPACT IN JUST TALK WITH THE IMPACT IN TERMS OF WHAT YOU REPORTED TERMS OF WHAT YOU REPORTED MONDAY. MONDAY.>>WELL, YOU SEE THE HOUSE VOTE>>WELL, YOU SEE THE HOUSE VOTE TODAY IS ALONG PARTY LINES. TODAY IS ALONG PARTY LINES. THAT DOES NOT REFLECT THE THAT DOES NOT REFLECT THE UNSETTLED NATURE OF THE UNSETTLED NATURE OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY BEHIND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY BEHIND THE SCENES, BOTH IN THE HOUSE AND IN SCENES, BOTH IN THE HOUSE AND IN THE U.S. SENATE. THE U.S. SENATE. WHEN I TALK TO U.S. SENATORS, WHEN I TALK TO U.S. SENATORS, SOME VETERAN REPUBLICANS AND SOME VETERAN REPUBLICANS AND VETERAN REPUBLICANS IN THE VETERAN REPUBLICANS IN THE HOUSE, THEY SAY THEY DO FEEL HOUSE, THEY SAY THEY DO FEEL LIKE IT’S A HORROR MOVIE BECAUSE LIKE IT’S A HORROR MOVIE BECAUSE IN A HORROR MOVIE, AS THE ONE IN A HORROR MOVIE, AS THE ONE SENATOR DESCRIBED IT, YOU DON’T SENATOR DESCRIBED IT, YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT’S COMING AROUND THE KNOW WHAT’S COMING AROUND THE CORNER, BUT YOU FEEL CONSTANT CORNER, BUT YOU FEEL CONSTANT DREAD. DREAD. THAT’S WHAT THEY ARE DEALING THAT’S WHAT THEY ARE DEALING WITH AS CONGRESSIONAL WITH AS CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS. REPUBLICANS. THEY ARE BEING PRESSURED BY THE THEY ARE BEING PRESSURED BY THE WHITE HOUSE TO FIGHT ON THE WHITE HOUSE TO FIGHT ON THE DEFENSIVE FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP. DEFENSIVE FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP. BUT THEY DON’T REALLY HAVE ANY BUT THEY DON’T REALLY HAVE ANY KIND OF TOOLS TO NAVIGATE THE KIND OF TOOLS TO NAVIGATE THE SUBSTANCE OF THE FACTS AND THE SUBSTANCE OF THE FACTS AND THE FACTS CHANGE DAY BY DAY AS ALL FACTS CHANGE DAY BY DAY AS ALL OF THESE OFFICIALS CONTINUE TO OF THESE OFFICIALS CONTINUE TO TESTIFY. TESTIFY.>>AND A.B. STODDARD, I THINK>>AND A.B. STODDARD, I THINK THERE IS SUCH A CRUSH OF THERE IS SUCH A CRUSH OF IMPEACHMENT NEWS DAY AFTER DAY. IMPEACHMENT NEWS DAY AFTER DAY. BUT IF THE CONGRESS HADN’T VOTED BUT IF THE CONGRESS HADN’T VOTED FOR THE FOURTH TIME IN OUR FOR THE FOURTH TIME IN OUR COUNTRY’S HISTORY TODAY, IF COUNTRY’S HISTORY TODAY, IF THERE WASN’T A COURT PROCEEDING THERE WASN’T A COURT PROCEEDING UNDERWAY RIGHT NOW THAT MAY UNDERWAY RIGHT NOW THAT MAY DETERMINE THE FATE OF JOHN DETERMINE THE FATE OF JOHN BOLTON’S TESTIMONY, WE COULD BOLTON’S TESTIMONY, WE COULD SPEND 60 MINUTES TALKING ABOUT SPEND 60 MINUTES TALKING ABOUT THE FACT THAT A CONSERVATIVE THE FACT THAT A CONSERVATIVE FIGURE FROM INSIDE THE WHITE FIGURE FROM INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE, INSIDE THE WEST WING HOUSE, INSIDE THE WEST WING TODAY TESTIFIED TO A QUID PRO TODAY TESTIFIED TO A QUID PRO QUO. QUO.>>IT’S INTERESTING WHEN ROBERT>>IT’S INTERESTING WHEN ROBERT TALKS ABOUT SENATORS STRUGGLING TALKS ABOUT SENATORS STRUGGLING BEHIND THE SCENES BECAUSE THEY BEHIND THE SCENES BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT THIS VOTE IS COMING, KNOW THAT THIS VOTE IS COMING, AND IT’S REALLY, YOU KNOW, THEY AND IT’S REALLY, YOU KNOW, THEY DREAD IT. DREAD IT. HAVING TO BE ON THE RECORD, HAVING TO BE ON THE RECORD, SIDING WITH TRUMP, SAYING — SIDING WITH TRUMP, SAYING –>>WELL, THEY DON’T HAVE TO BE>>WELL, THEY DON’T HAVE TO BE ON THE RECORD SIDING WITH TRUMP. ON THE RECORD SIDING WITH TRUMP. LET’S JUST SAY THAT IS A VICE LET’S JUST SAY THAT IS A VICE THEY PUT THEMSELVES INTO. THEY PUT THEMSELVES INTO. THEY CAN’T EXAMINE FACTS. THEY CAN’T EXAMINE FACTS.>>THE FACTS ARE TERRIBLE.>>THE FACTS ARE TERRIBLE. THEY HAVE THE FACTS. THEY HAVE THE FACTS. THERE IS EXCESSIVE CORROBORATION THERE IS EXCESSIVE CORROBORATION AND CONFIRMATION OF A QUID PRO AND CONFIRMATION OF A QUID PRO QUO NOW. QUO NOW. WE’VE HAD IT FROM MULTIPLE WE’VE HAD IT FROM MULTIPLE PEOPLE OF ALL DIFFERENT KINDS OF PEOPLE OF ALL DIFFERENT KINDS OF PEOPLE. PEOPLE. BUT PEOPLE WHO ARE PATRIOTIC AND BUT PEOPLE WHO ARE PATRIOTIC AND HONEST AND IN THE ROOM OR ON THE HONEST AND IN THE ROOM OR ON THE PHONE OR IN THE INNER CIRCLE. PHONE OR IN THE INNER CIRCLE. WE KNOW HOW CONCERNED JOHN WE KNOW HOW CONCERNED JOHN BOLTON WAS. BOLTON WAS. IT’D BE VERY HARD FOR SENATORS IT’D BE VERY HARD FOR SENATORS IF HE GOES OUT IN PUBLIC SETTING IF HE GOES OUT IN PUBLIC SETTING AND TESTIFIES TO WHAT WE’VE AND TESTIFIES TO WHAT WE’VE ALREADY BEEN TOLD THE KINDS OF ALREADY BEEN TOLD THE KINDS OF THINGS HE WAS SAYING DIRECTING THINGS HE WAS SAYING DIRECTING SUBORDINATES TO GO TELL THE SUBORDINATES TO GO TELL THE LAWYERS AT THE SECURITY COUNCIL. LAWYERS AT THE SECURITY COUNCIL. IT’D BE VERY HARD FOR STRONG IT’D BE VERY HARD FOR STRONG ALLIES OF HIM FROM MITT ROMNEY ALLIES OF HIM FROM MITT ROMNEY TO TED CRUZ TO SAY THAT JOHN TO TED CRUZ TO SAY THAT JOHN BOLTON IS A CRAZY MAN FROM THE BOLTON IS A CRAZY MAN FROM THE DEEP STATE. DEEP STATE. IT’S WITNESS AFTER WITNESS, IT’S WITNESS AFTER WITNESS, VETERAN AFTER VETERAN, PATRIOT VETERAN AFTER VETERAN, PATRIOT AFTER PATRIOT. AFTER PATRIOT. NONE OF THESE PEOPLE ARE NONE OF THESE PEOPLE ARE GOOFBALLS NO MATTER WHAT GOOFBALLS NO MATTER WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP DOES TO TRASH PRESIDENT TRUMP DOES TO TRASH THEM DAY IN AND DAY OUT. THEM DAY IN AND DAY OUT. THE FACTS ARE JUST TERRIBLE FOR THE FACTS ARE JUST TERRIBLE FOR THE SENATORS. THE SENATORS. WE’VE SEEN THE SWITCH, NICOLE. WE’VE SEEN THE SWITCH, NICOLE. IT’S NOW, YES, I KNOW ALL THE IT’S NOW, YES, I KNOW ALL THE FACTS, THEY MIGHT MAKE SOME FACTS, THEY MIGHT MAKE SOME PEOPLE UNCOMFORTABLE. PEOPLE UNCOMFORTABLE. THEY MAKE ME UNCOMFORTABLE, TOO. THEY MAKE ME UNCOMFORTABLE, TOO. BUT IT’S NOT IMPEACHABLE. BUT IT’S NOT IMPEACHABLE. THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE A THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE A CHANCE TO NORMALIZE THIS, THEY CHANCE TO NORMALIZE THIS, THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE A ARE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE A CHOICE TO INVITE HELP FROM CHOICE TO INVITE HELP FROM GOVERNMENTS AND TO EXTORT AID GOVERNMENTS AND TO EXTORT AID APPROVED IT AND PASSED BY THE APPROVED IT AND PASSED BY THE CONGRESS. CONGRESS. IT’S AN AMAZING THING THAT THEY IT’S AN AMAZING THING THAT THEY ARE WRESTLING WITH. ARE WRESTLING WITH.>>YOU KNOW, NOT TO BACK UP>>YOU KNOW, NOT TO BACK UP BECAUSE THE SPECIFICS TODAY ARE BECAUSE THE SPECIFICS TODAY ARE SO RIVETING, MATT MILLER, BUT DO SO RIVETING, MATT MILLER, BUT DO IT ANYWAY. IT ANYWAY. SO MUCH HAS BEEN NORMALIZED. SO MUCH HAS BEEN NORMALIZED. DONALD TRUMP CREDIBLY ACCUSED OF DONALD TRUMP CREDIBLY ACCUSED OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT BY 19 WOMEN. SEXUAL MISCONDUCT BY 19 WOMEN. DONALD TRUMP, WHO HAS REALLY DONALD TRUMP, WHO HAS REALLY SORT OF DEBASED ALL OF THE SORT OF DEBASED ALL OF THE TRADITIONS OF THE PRESIDENCY. TRADITIONS OF THE PRESIDENCY. DONALD TRUMP WHO DESCRIBED DONALD TRUMP WHO DESCRIBED WHIMPERING OF A TERRORIST, AN WHIMPERING OF A TERRORIST, AN ENEMY OF THE STATE. ENEMY OF THE STATE. EVEN THOSE CLAIMS, WHICH IN AN EVEN THOSE CLAIMS, WHICH IN AN UNDENIABLE SUCCESS FOR HIS UNDENIABLE SUCCESS FOR HIS PRESIDENCY CAN’T BE BACKED UP BY PRESIDENCY CAN’T BE BACKED UP BY HIS OFFICIALS IN UNIFORM AT THE HIS OFFICIALS IN UNIFORM AT THE PENTAGON. PENTAGON. IT WOULD SEEM THAT, BUT THE IT WOULD SEEM THAT, BUT THE REPUBLICANS HAVE TO MAKE A REPUBLICANS HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION\THE REASON IT’S A DECISION\THE REASON IT’S A HORROR MOVIE BASED ON BOB HORROR MOVIE BASED ON BOB COSTA’S REPORTING IS THEY HAVE COSTA’S REPORTING IS THEY HAVE TO DECIDE IF IT’S OKAY FOR ANY TO DECIDE IF IT’S OKAY FOR ANY AMERICAN PRESIDENT, DEMOCRAT, AMERICAN PRESIDENT, DEMOCRAT, REPUBLICAN, TO ASK CHINA, REPUBLICAN, TO ASK CHINA, RUSSIA, AND UKRAINE THAT WE KNOW RUSSIA, AND UKRAINE THAT WE KNOW ABOUT. ABOUT. THOSE ARE THE ONLY INSTANCES OF THOSE ARE THE ONLY INSTANCES OF ASKING FOR FOREIGN AID THAT HAVE ASKING FOR FOREIGN AID THAT HAVE SPILLED INTO THE PUBLIC BECAUSE SPILLED INTO THE PUBLIC BECAUSE THEY WERE SO EGREGIOUS. THEY WERE SO EGREGIOUS. THAT SEEMS TO BE WHAT’S ON THE THAT SEEMS TO BE WHAT’S ON THE LINE, NOT JUST WHETHER OR NOT TO LINE, NOT JUST WHETHER OR NOT TO STAND WITH DONALD TRUMP OR SORT STAND WITH DONALD TRUMP OR SORT OF WITHER UNDER HIS MEAN TWEETS, OF WITHER UNDER HIS MEAN TWEETS, WHICH SEEMS TO BE THE ONLY TOOL WHICH SEEMS TO BE THE ONLY TOOL AVAILABLE TO HIM. AVAILABLE TO HIM. IS THAT RIGHT? IS THAT RIGHT?>>YOU’RE EXACTLY RIGHT.>>YOU’RE EXACTLY RIGHT. AND OTHER REPUBLICAN SENATORS AND OTHER REPUBLICAN SENATORS CAN IGNORE THIS BECAUSE AT THE CAN IGNORE THIS BECAUSE AT THE END OF THIS PROCESS THEY ARE END OF THIS PROCESS THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO VOTE AND GOING TO HAVE TO VOTE AND EXPLAIN THEIR VOTE. EXPLAIN THEIR VOTE. I KEEP THINKING ABOUT SOMETHING I KEEP THINKING ABOUT SOMETHING FROM BILL TAYLOR’S TESTIMONY FROM BILL TAYLOR’S TESTIMONY WHERE HE SAID GORDON SONDLAND WHERE HE SAID GORDON SONDLAND SAID THE PRESIDENT WANTED THIS SAID THE PRESIDENT WANTED THIS STATEMENT, THIS PUBLIC STATEMENT STATEMENT, THIS PUBLIC STATEMENT OF ANNOUNCING INVESTIGATION FROM OF ANNOUNCING INVESTIGATION FROM PRESIDENT ZELENSKY BECAUSE HE PRESIDENT ZELENSKY BECAUSE HE WANTED TO PUT PRESIDENT ZELENSKY WANTED TO PUT PRESIDENT ZELENSKY IN A PUBLIC BOX. IN A PUBLIC BOX. AND IN A WAY THAT’S WHAT ALL AND IN A WAY THAT’S WHAT ALL THIS TESTIMONY IS DOING TO THIS TESTIMONY IS DOING TO REPUBLICAN SENATORS. REPUBLICAN SENATORS. THEY ARE BEING PUT IN A PUBLIC THEY ARE BEING PUT IN A PUBLIC BOX. BOX. WHO ARE THEY GOING TO BELIEVE? WHO ARE THEY GOING TO BELIEVE? ARE THEY GOING TO BELIEVE BILL ARE THEY GOING TO BELIEVE BILL TAYLOR, THE CAREER AMBASSADOR TAYLOR, THE CAREER AMBASSADOR WHO SERVED THREE TOURS IN WHO SERVED THREE TOURS IN VIETNAM WHO WAS HIRED BY MIKE VIETNAM WHO WAS HIRED BY MIKE POMPEO? POMPEO? OR LIEUTENANT COLONEL WHO WAS OR LIEUTENANT COLONEL WHO WAS INJURED AND EARNED A PURPLE INJURED AND EARNED A PURPLE HEART IN IRAQ AND CAME FORWARD HEART IN IRAQ AND CAME FORWARD TO TESTIFY? TO TESTIFY? OR THE LIFELONG REPUBLICAN WHO OR THE LIFELONG REPUBLICAN WHO WORKED FOR REPUBLICANS ON WORKED FOR REPUBLICANS ON CAPITOL HILL AND WAS HIRED AS A CAPITOL HILL AND WAS HIRED AS A POLITICAL APPOINTEE IN THE WHITE POLITICAL APPOINTEE IN THE WHITE HOUSE? HOUSE? ARE THEY GOING TO BELIEVE ALL OF ARE THEY GOING TO BELIEVE ALL OF THOSE OFFICIALS? OR ARE THEY THOSE OFFICIALS? OR ARE THEY GOING TO BELIEVE DONALD TRUMP AT GOING TO BELIEVE DONALD TRUMP AT THE END OF THE DAY WHEN HE SAYS THE END OF THE DAY WHEN HE SAYS THERE WAS NOTHING THAT HAPPENED THERE WAS NOTHING THAT HAPPENED THAT WAS WRONG HERE. THAT WAS WRONG HERE. I THINK AT THE END OF THIS, THEY I THINK AT THE END OF THIS, THEY CAN CONTINUE IN THE HOUSE TO CAN CONTINUE IN THE HOUSE TO ARGUE ABOUT PROCESS FOR A WHILE. ARGUE ABOUT PROCESS FOR A WHILE. BUT THE FACTS ARE THE FACTS. BUT THE FACTS ARE THE FACTS. AND THE FACTS ARE NOW AND THE FACTS ARE NOW CORROBORATED BY MULTIPLE CORROBORATED BY MULTIPLE WITNESSES. WITNESSES. AND THAT PUTS THESE REPUBLICAN AND THAT PUTS THESE REPUBLICAN SENATORS IN THIS VERY PUBLIC BOX SENATORS IN THIS VERY PUBLIC BOX WHERE THEY ARE FORCED TO DECIDE WHERE THEY ARE FORCED TO DECIDE IS THIS APPROPRIATE, IS THE IS THIS APPROPRIATE, IS THE PRESIDENT’S CONDUCT APPROPRIATE, PRESIDENT’S CONDUCT APPROPRIATE, AND ARE YOU ALONG TO DEFEND THAT AND ARE YOU ALONG TO DEFEND THAT ON THE FLOOR OF THE SENATE, AND ON THE FLOOR OF THE SENATE, AND ARE YOU WILLING TO DEFEND THAT ARE YOU WILLING TO DEFEND THAT CRUCIALLY TO VOTERS IN YOUR CRUCIALLY TO VOTERS IN YOUR STATE WHEN YOU’RE UP FOR STATE WHEN YOU’RE UP FOR RE-ELECTION AND THEY’RE ASKING RE-ELECTION AND THEY’RE ASKING WHAT YOU DID AT THE END OF THIS WHAT YOU DID AT THE END OF THIS TRIAL? TRIAL?>>AND JUST TO UNDERSCORE MATT’S>>AND JUST TO UNDERSCORE MATT’S POINT, THIS IS A PIECE POSTED POINT, THIS IS A PIECE POSTED TEN MINUTES BEFORE WE CAME ON TEN MINUTES BEFORE WE CAME ON THE HOUR, NATIONAL SECURITY THE HOUR, NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL AID TESTIFIED ON COUNCIL AID TESTIFIED ON THURSDAY THE TOP DIPLOMAT WHO THURSDAY THE TOP DIPLOMAT WHO WAS CLOSED TO PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS CLOSED TO PRESIDENT TRUMP TOLD HIM THAT A PACKAGE OF TOLD HIM THAT A PACKAGE OF MILITARY ASSISTANCE FOR UKRAINE MILITARY ASSISTANCE FOR UKRAINE WOULD NOT BE RELEASED UNTIL THE WOULD NOT BE RELEASED UNTIL THE COUNTRY COMMITTED TO COUNTRY COMMITTED TO INVESTIGATING MR. TRUMP’S INVESTIGATING MR. TRUMP’S POLITICAL RIVALS CORROBORATING A POLITICAL RIVALS CORROBORATING A KEY EPISODE AT THE CENTER OF THE KEY EPISODE AT THE CENTER OF THE INQUIRY. INQUIRY. THE POINT BEING THAT EVERY PAPER THE POINT BEING THAT EVERY PAPER IN THE COUNTRY WILL HAVE ANOTHER IN THE COUNTRY WILL HAVE ANOTHER STORY IN THEIR PAPERS TOMORROW STORY IN THEIR PAPERS TOMORROW ABOUT ANOTHER ONE OF DONALD ABOUT ANOTHER ONE OF DONALD TRUMP’S OWN AIDES TESTIFYING TO TRUMP’S OWN AIDES TESTIFYING TO THE MOST DAMAGING PIECE OF THIS THE MOST DAMAGING PIECE OF THIS SCANDAL, THE CONNECTION OF SCANDAL, THE CONNECTION OF MILITARY AID TO DIRT ON THE MILITARY AID TO DIRT ON THE BIDENS. BIDENS.>>AND THE AFOREMENTIONED AID TO>>AND THE AFOREMENTIONED AID TO MORRISON IS A PROTEGE TO JOHN MORRISON IS A PROTEGE TO JOHN BOLTON, I BELIEVE. BOLTON, I BELIEVE. SO AGAIN A CONSERVATIVE IN GOOD SO AGAIN A CONSERVATIVE IN GOOD STANDING. STANDING. I THINK THAT IF THE DEFENSE HERE I THINK THAT IF THE DEFENSE HERE IS GOING TO RELY ON CONSPIRACY IS GOING TO RELY ON CONSPIRACY THEORIES AND WAVING AROUND IDEAS THEORIES AND WAVING AROUND IDEAS OF A DEEP STATE, IT’S GOING TO OF A DEEP STATE, IT’S GOING TO GET HARDER AND HARDER FOR EVEN GET HARDER AND HARDER FOR EVEN THE PRESIDENT’S MOST ARDENT THE PRESIDENT’S MOST ARDENT DEFENDERS TO HOLD IN THEIR MINDS DEFENDERS TO HOLD IN THEIR MINDS A THEORY THAT ENCOMPASSES JOHN A THEORY THAT ENCOMPASSES JOHN BOLTON AS AN ARCHITECT FOR THE BOLTON AS AN ARCHITECT FOR THE PRESIDENT’S DEMISE. PRESIDENT’S DEMISE. NOW, YOU CAN SEE HOW CAREFULLY NOW, YOU CAN SEE HOW CAREFULLY IT’S BEING DONE HERE, RIGHT? IT’S BEING DONE HERE, RIGHT? IF YOU’RE BOLTON, YOU DON’T WANT IF YOU’RE BOLTON, YOU DON’T WANT TO BE, YOU KNOW, THE CAREER TO BE, YOU KNOW, THE CAREER CIVIL SERVANT TYPE WHO IS GOING CIVIL SERVANT TYPE WHO IS GOING TO ONLY STAB HIM IN THE BACK, TO ONLY STAB HIM IN THE BACK, RIGHT? RIGHT? SO BOLTON HAS SAID — SO BOLTON HAS SAID –>>WELL, LET ME JUST — I DON’T>>WELL, LET ME JUST — I DON’T KNOW THAT ANY OF THOSE CAREER KNOW THAT ANY OF THOSE CAREER PUBLIC SERVANTS ARE STABBING PUBLIC SERVANTS ARE STABBING DONALD TRUMP IN THE BACK. DONALD TRUMP IN THE BACK.>>BOLTON AND I THINK HIS>>BOLTON AND I THINK HIS PROTEGE ARE LOOKING TOWARDS LIFE PROTEGE ARE LOOKING TOWARDS LIFE AFTER THIS. AFTER THIS. AND SO THEY ARE NOT GOING TO GET AND SO THEY ARE NOT GOING TO GET OUT THERE AND SAY I THINK IT’S OUT THERE AND SAY I THINK IT’S IMPEACHABLE. IMPEACHABLE. WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO DO IS SAY WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO DO IS SAY IT’S TRUE WHAT I HEARD. IT’S TRUE WHAT I HEARD. I CONCUR WITH THE FACTS THERE, I CONCUR WITH THE FACTS THERE, AND I’M OUT. AND I’M OUT. AND THAT’S KIND OF WHAT WE ARE AND THAT’S KIND OF WHAT WE ARE SEEING NOW. SEEING NOW.>>AND BOB COSTA LET ME BRING>>AND BOB COSTA LET ME BRING YOU BACK IN. YOU BACK IN. I THINK NICK’S TALKING ABOUT I THINK NICK’S TALKING ABOUT THIS LAWSUIT. THIS LAWSUIT. THERE IS MOVEMENT IN COURT THERE IS MOVEMENT IN COURT TODAY. TODAY. IT’S A LAWSUIT FILED BY THE IT’S A LAWSUIT FILED BY THE ATTORNEY WHO REPRESENTS BOTH ATTORNEY WHO REPRESENTS BOTH MR. KUPPERMAN AND JOHN BOLTON. MR. KUPPERMAN AND JOHN BOLTON. THAT’S BOLTON THE NATIONAL THAT’S BOLTON THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER AND HIS DEPUTY. SECURITY ADVISER AND HIS DEPUTY. DO YOU THINK THAT LEAVING IT UP DO YOU THINK THAT LEAVING IT UP TO THE COURTS, DO WE HAVE TO THE COURTS, DO WE HAVE ANYTHING IN THE TEA LEAVES THAT ANYTHING IN THE TEA LEAVES THAT SUGGEST HOW THOSE TWO MEN WOULD SUGGEST HOW THOSE TWO MEN WOULD LIKE FOR THIS TO END? LIKE FOR THIS TO END? DO YOU HAVE ANY REPORTING THAT DO YOU HAVE ANY REPORTING THAT SUGGESTS THEY’RE WILLING TO SUGGESTS THEY’RE WILLING TO APPEAR ON CAPITOL HILL? APPEAR ON CAPITOL HILL? OR ARE WE REALLY WILLING TO SORT OR ARE WE REALLY WILLING TO SORT OF THROW THIS TO THE JUDICIAL OF THROW THIS TO THE JUDICIAL BRANCH AND SAY WE’LL SERVE BRANCH AND SAY WE’LL SERVE WHICHEVER BODY THE JUDGE SAYS. WHICHEVER BODY THE JUDGE SAYS.>>YOU DON’T SEE AMBASSADOR>>YOU DON’T SEE AMBASSADOR BOLTON OUT IN THE PUBLIC BOLTON OUT IN THE PUBLIC DECRYING THE PROCESS ON CAPITOL DECRYING THE PROCESS ON CAPITOL HILL. HILL. INSTEAD HE IS TALKING TO HIS INSTEAD HE IS TALKING TO HIS LAWYER, CHECKING THE BOXES, LAWYER, CHECKING THE BOXES, SEEING HOW IT PLAYS OUT IN SEEING HOW IT PLAYS OUT IN COURT. COURT. BUT, REMEMBER, HE TEXTED ME JUST BUT, REMEMBER, HE TEXTED ME JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO, SAYS HE WILL A FEW WEEKS AGO, SAYS HE WILL HAVE HIS SAY AND THAT NATIONAL HAVE HIS SAY AND THAT NATIONAL SECURITY WAS ALWAYS TOP OF MIND SECURITY WAS ALWAYS TOP OF MIND WHEN HE WAS IN THE WHITE HOUSE. WHEN HE WAS IN THE WHITE HOUSE. WHEN I ASKED HIM TO GO FURTHER, WHEN I ASKED HIM TO GO FURTHER, HE SAID HE’LL LEAVE IT AT THAT. HE SAID HE’LL LEAVE IT AT THAT. AND BASED ON OUR REPORTING HE AND BASED ON OUR REPORTING HE WAS ALSO IN DISCUSSIONS ABOUT A WAS ALSO IN DISCUSSIONS ABOUT A BOOK DEAL. BOOK DEAL. SO THIS IS SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO SO THIS IS SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO HAVE HIS SAY AT SOME POINT. HAVE HIS SAY AT SOME POINT. WHAT YOU SEE FROM THE WHITE WHAT YOU SEE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE IS PAT CIPOLLONE, THE HOUSE IS PAT CIPOLLONE, THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL TRYING TO WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL TRYING TO STOP THIS WAVE OF TESTIMONY WITH STOP THIS WAVE OF TESTIMONY WITH THE LETTER SAYING THE WHITE THE LETTER SAYING THE WHITE HOUSE IS ASSERTING EXECUTIVE HOUSE IS ASSERTING EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE. PRIVILEGE. YET OFFICIAL AFTER OFFICIAL WERE YET OFFICIAL AFTER OFFICIAL WERE SAYING IF CONGRESS IS GOING TO SAYING IF CONGRESS IS GOING TO ISSUE US A SUBPOENA, WE ARE NOT ISSUE US A SUBPOENA, WE ARE NOT GOING TO LISTEN NECESSARILY TO GOING TO LISTEN NECESSARILY TO THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL. THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL. BECAUSE ON A LEGAL LEVEL THEY BECAUSE ON A LEGAL LEVEL THEY WANT TO LISTEN TO CONGRESS AND WANT TO LISTEN TO CONGRESS AND NOT HAVE THEIR REPUTATION AND NOT HAVE THEIR REPUTATION AND EVEN THEIR LEGAL STANDING EVEN THEIR LEGAL STANDING JEOPARDIZED. JEOPARDIZED.>>YOU KNOW, SO MUCH TO UNPACK>>YOU KNOW, SO MUCH TO UNPACK THERE. THERE. BUT OBVIOUSLY JOHN BOLTON BUT OBVIOUSLY JOHN BOLTON IMPORTANTLY SOMEONE WITH BOB IMPORTANTLY SOMEONE WITH BOB COSTA’S CELL PHONE NUMBER WHO COSTA’S CELL PHONE NUMBER WHO WAS TEXTING WITH HIM. WAS TEXTING WITH HIM. AND MY ONLY POINT IS IF SOMEONE AND MY ONLY POINT IS IF SOMEONE LIKE JOHN BOLTON FEELS LIKE LIKE JOHN BOLTON FEELS LIKE THERE IS AN EGREGIOUS MISTRUTH THERE IS AN EGREGIOUS MISTRUTH ABOUT THEM BEING REPORTED BY BOB ABOUT THEM BEING REPORTED BY BOB OR ANY OF HIS COLLEAGUES, HE HAS OR ANY OF HIS COLLEAGUES, HE HAS ACCESS TO CORRECT IT. ACCESS TO CORRECT IT. AND WHAT IS OUT THERE ABOUT JOHN AND WHAT IS OUT THERE ABOUT JOHN BOLTON FROM THE TESTIMONY OF BOLTON FROM THE TESTIMONY OF FIONA HILL, FROM THE TESTIMONY FIONA HILL, FROM THE TESTIMONY OF BILL TAYLOR, TODAY FROM THE OF BILL TAYLOR, TODAY FROM THE TESTIMONY OF TIM MORRISON, TESTIMONY OF TIM MORRISON, EARLIER IN THE WEEK FROM THE EARLIER IN THE WEEK FROM THE TESTIMONY OF COLONEL VINDMAN, IS TESTIMONY OF COLONEL VINDMAN, IS THAT JOHN BOLTON DESCRIBED RUDY THAT JOHN BOLTON DESCRIBED RUDY GIULIANI AS A HAND GRENADE THAT GIULIANI AS A HAND GRENADE THAT IS GOING TO BLOW UP ON ALL OF IS GOING TO BLOW UP ON ALL OF US. US. AND JOHN BOLTON DESCRIBED RUDY AND JOHN BOLTON DESCRIBED RUDY GIULIANI AND MICK MULVANEY’S GIULIANI AND MICK MULVANEY’S SHENANIGANS AROUND UKRAINE AS A, SHENANIGANS AROUND UKRAINE AS A, QUOTE, DRUG DEAL. QUOTE, DRUG DEAL.>>IT’S VERY CLEAR THAT HE’S>>IT’S VERY CLEAR THAT HE’S MAKING SURE THAT EVERYTHING’S MAKING SURE THAT EVERYTHING’S HEY, IF YOU COMPEL ME TO COME HEY, IF YOU COMPEL ME TO COME IN, I’LL DO IT SO HE DOESN’T IN, I’LL DO IT SO HE DOESN’T LOOK LIKE HE’S ACTIVELY LOOK LIKE HE’S ACTIVELY PARTICIPATING AND BRING DOWN THE PARTICIPATING AND BRING DOWN THE PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. BUT HE CLEARLY HAS NO PROBLEM BUT HE CLEARLY HAS NO PROBLEM DOING IT. DOING IT. AND THAT’S I THINK THE LARGER AND THAT’S I THINK THE LARGER STORY OF HOW DIFFICULT THE STORY OF HOW DIFFICULT THE PRESIDENT HAS MADE EVERYTHING PRESIDENT HAS MADE EVERYTHING FOR EVERYBODY. FOR EVERYBODY. YOU TALK ABOUT IT’S A HORROR YOU TALK ABOUT IT’S A HORROR MOVIE. MOVIE. LIKE IT’S “SAW.” LIKE IT’S “SAW.” PRESIDENT TRUMP IS THE DUMMY WHO PRESIDENT TRUMP IS THE DUMMY WHO IS GIVING EVERYBODY THESE IS GIVING EVERYBODY THESE TERRIBLE CHOICES ON HOW TO GET TERRIBLE CHOICES ON HOW TO GET OUT OF THE SITUATION. OUT OF THE SITUATION. DO I CUT OFF MY ARM, DO I CUT DO I CUT OFF MY ARM, DO I CUT OFF MY LEG. OFF MY LEG. THEY ARE ALL IN SUCH DIFFICULT THEY ARE ALL IN SUCH DIFFICULT POSITIONS, NOT JUST FOR THE 2020 POSITIONS, NOT JUST FOR THE 2020 ELECTION, BUT 2021, 2022 THAT ELECTION, BUT 2021, 2022 THAT THEY HAVE SPENT HALF A DECADE THEY HAVE SPENT HALF A DECADE WORKING ON THEIR REPUTATIONS. WORKING ON THEIR REPUTATIONS.>>TALKING ABOUT SOME OF THE>>TALKING ABOUT SOME OF THE AMBASSADOR’S FRIENDS, THEY TELL AMBASSADOR’S FRIENDS, THEY TELL ME PRIVATELY HE IS NO SAINT ME PRIVATELY HE IS NO SAINT HERE. HERE. HE WANTED TO HAVE TOTAL POWER HE WANTED TO HAVE TOTAL POWER OVER NATIONAL SECURITY AND OVER NATIONAL SECURITY AND BECAME DEEPLY FRUSTRATED THAT BECAME DEEPLY FRUSTRATED THAT RUDY GIULIANI, AN OUTSIDE RUDY GIULIANI, AN OUTSIDE LAWYER, WAS SOMEHOW COMING INTO LAWYER, WAS SOMEHOW COMING INTO HIS TURF, THE NSC TURF, AND HE HIS TURF, THE NSC TURF, AND HE WAS TELLING EVERYONE AROUND TO WAS TELLING EVERYONE AROUND TO KEEP GIULIANI OUT AND WHEN KEEP GIULIANI OUT AND WHEN GIULIANI KEPT GETTING INVOLVED, GIULIANI KEPT GETTING INVOLVED, BOLTON BECAME ALARMED TO THE BOLTON BECAME ALARMED TO THE POINT OF HAVING CONVERSATIONS POINT OF HAVING CONVERSATIONS BEHIND THE SCENES ABOUT HIS BEHIND THE SCENES ABOUT HIS ALARM. ALARM. IT WAS A POWER STRUGGLE AS MUCH IT WAS A POWER STRUGGLE AS MUCH AS IT WAS CONCERN ABOUT NATIONAL AS IT WAS CONCERN ABOUT NATIONAL SECURITY, BASED ON MY REPORTING. SECURITY, BASED ON MY REPORTING.>>LET ME JUST PUT A FEW MORE>>LET ME JUST PUT A FEW MORE DATA POINTS INTO THAT. DATA POINTS INTO THAT. BECAUSE THE CONTEXT AROUND BECAUSE THE CONTEXT AROUND BOLTON IS IMPORTANT. BOLTON IS IMPORTANT. HE HAD BIG STRUCTURAL HE HAD BIG STRUCTURAL DISAGREEMENTS ABOUT BIG FOREIGN DISAGREEMENTS ABOUT BIG FOREIGN POLICY THINGS WITH DONALD TRUMP, POLICY THINGS WITH DONALD TRUMP, DID NOT CROSS INTO NORTH KOREA DID NOT CROSS INTO NORTH KOREA WITH THE PRESIDENT, I THINK HE WITH THE PRESIDENT, I THINK HE TOOK HIS DAUGHTER INSTEAD. TOOK HIS DAUGHTER INSTEAD. HE HAD A BIG SHOWDOWN, IT WOULD HE HAD A BIG SHOWDOWN, IT WOULD APPEAR, FROM REPORTING OVER THE APPEAR, FROM REPORTING OVER THE TALIBAN BEING AT CAMP DAVID. TALIBAN BEING AT CAMP DAVID. IT TURNS OUT WE ARE LEARNING IT TURNS OUT WE ARE LEARNING THAT THESE QUESTIONS, AND AS YOU THAT THESE QUESTIONS, AND AS YOU DESCRIBE IT, AND I TAKE YOUR DESCRIBE IT, AND I TAKE YOUR WORD AND YOUR REPORTING FOR IT, WORD AND YOUR REPORTING FOR IT, A POWER STRUGGLE OVER UKRAINE A POWER STRUGGLE OVER UKRAINE POLICY, IT WAS A VERY, VERY POLICY, IT WAS A VERY, VERY COMPLICATED RELATIONSHIP BY THE COMPLICATED RELATIONSHIP BY THE END, WASN’T IT? END, WASN’T IT?>>IT CERTAINLY WAS.>>IT CERTAINLY WAS. AND THIS IS A HAWK WHO CAME INTO AND THIS IS A HAWK WHO CAME INTO A NONINTERVENTIONIST POPULIST A NONINTERVENTIONIST POPULIST ADMINISTRATION AND NEVER FIT. ADMINISTRATION AND NEVER FIT. HE’S SOMEONE WHO WORKED FOR HE’S SOMEONE WHO WORKED FOR REAGAN FOR PRESIDENT GEORGE W. REAGAN FOR PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH, WAS NEVER PART OF THE BUSH, WAS NEVER PART OF THE CULTURE OF TRANSACTIONAL CULTURE OF TRANSACTIONAL POLITICS WITHIN THE TRUMP POLITICS WITHIN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. ADMINISTRATION. HE ENDED SIDING NOT NECESSARILY HE ENDED SIDING NOT NECESSARILY WITH THE HAWKS INSIDE BUT THE WITH THE HAWKS INSIDE BUT THE ESTABLISHMENT THAT FOUND ESTABLISHMENT THAT FOUND PRESIDENT TRUMP’S CONDUCT TO BE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S CONDUCT TO BE BEYOND THE BOUNDS OF NORMALITY BEYOND THE BOUNDS OF NORMALITY INSIDE. INSIDE.>>AND, MATT MILLER, IT WOULD>>AND, MATT MILLER, IT WOULD SEEM THAT THE PIECE OF SEEM THAT THE PIECE OF IMPEACHMENT AND WHETHER OR NOT IMPEACHMENT AND WHETHER OR NOT HE’S CONVICTED THAT TURNS AROUND HE’S CONVICTED THAT TURNS AROUND BOLTON IS WHY DID HE SEND FIONA BOLTON IS WHY DID HE SEND FIONA HILL, AND WHY DID COLONEL HILL, AND WHY DID COLONEL VINDMAN END UP IN THE WHITE VINDMAN END UP IN THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL’S OFFICE? HOUSE COUNSEL’S OFFICE? NOBODY GOES TO THE WHITE HOUSE NOBODY GOES TO THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL’S OFFICE TO CHITCHAT. COUNSEL’S OFFICE TO CHITCHAT. NOBODY GOES TO THE WHITE HOUSE NOBODY GOES TO THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL’S OFFICE TO, YOU KNOW, COUNSEL’S OFFICE TO, YOU KNOW, SEE WHAT’S ON THE MENU AT THE SEE WHAT’S ON THE MENU AT THE MESS. MESS. YOU GO TO THE WHITE HOUSE YOU GO TO THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL’S OFFICE IF YOU THINK COUNSEL’S OFFICE IF YOU THINK YOU ARE IN LEGAL JEOPARDY, IF YOU ARE IN LEGAL JEOPARDY, IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE BEEN INVOLVED YOU THINK YOU HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN SOMETHING ILLEGAL. IN SOMETHING ILLEGAL. JOHN BOLTON, WE NOW KNOW FROM AT JOHN BOLTON, WE NOW KNOW FROM AT LEAST TWO WITNESSES SENT HIS LEAST TWO WITNESSES SENT HIS DEPUTIES TO THE WHITE HOUSE DEPUTIES TO THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL’S OFFICE. COUNSEL’S OFFICE.>>YEAH.>>YEAH. AND I THINK OBVIOUSLY HE KNEW AND I THINK OBVIOUSLY HE KNEW THAT THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG. THAT THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG. AND I WONDER WHETHER HIS AND I WONDER WHETHER HIS MOTIVATION. MOTIVATION. I HAVE WONDERED THIS FOR SEVERAL I HAVE WONDERED THIS FOR SEVERAL WEEKS NOW IN END SENDING THEM TO WEEKS NOW IN END SENDING THEM TO REPORT TO THE COUNSEL’S OFFICE REPORT TO THE COUNSEL’S OFFICE WAS BECAUSE HE WAS TROUBLED BY WAS BECAUSE HE WAS TROUBLED BY WHAT WAS HAPPENING OR BECAUSE HE WHAT WAS HAPPENING OR BECAUSE HE HAD A KEEN SENSE OF HAD A KEEN SENSE OF SELF-PRESERVATION AND WANTED TO SELF-PRESERVATION AND WANTED TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT HE WAS GOING MAKE IT CLEAR THAT HE WAS GOING TO PARTICIPATE THIS IN NO WAY. TO PARTICIPATE THIS IN NO WAY. AND I STILL HAVE A QUESTION AND I STILL HAVE A QUESTION BECAUSE HE’S NOT COMING FORWARD BECAUSE HE’S NOT COMING FORWARD AND TESTIFYING. AND TESTIFYING. I KNOW HE SAYS HE NEEDS TO BE I KNOW HE SAYS HE NEEDS TO BE COMPELLED, BUT HE COULD GET A COMPELLED, BUT HE COULD GET A SUBPOENA FROM THE HOUSE SUBPOENA FROM THE HOUSE COMMITTEE. COMMITTEE. AND THAT IS COMPULSION. AND THAT IS COMPULSION. HE COULD BE THERE AND HE COULD BE THERE AND TESTIFYING. TESTIFYING. HE COULD BE DOING WHAT TIM HE COULD BE DOING WHAT TIM MORRISON WHO WORKED FOR HIM IS MORRISON WHO WORKED FOR HIM IS DOING AND RECEIVING THAT DOING AND RECEIVING THAT SUBPOENA AND IS COMING UP TO SUBPOENA AND IS COMING UP TO TESTIFY. TESTIFY. I THINK THE FACT THAT HE’S I THINK THE FACT THAT HE’S KICKING THIS TO THE COURTS KICKING THIS TO THE COURTS KNOWING FULL WELL THAT THE KNOWING FULL WELL THAT THE TIMELINE FOR THE COURTS IS TIMELINE FOR THE COURTS IS ALMOST CERTAINLY GOING TO BE ALMOST CERTAINLY GOING TO BE AFTER THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY IN AFTER THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY IN THE HOUSE IS CONCLUDED AFTER THE HOUSE IS CONCLUDED AFTER THEY WILL NEED HIS TESTIMONY THEY WILL NEED HIS TESTIMONY TELLS ME THAT HE IS STILL TELLS ME THAT HE IS STILL APPROACHING THIS SOMEWHAT APPROACHING THIS SOMEWHAT THROUGH A POLITICAL LENS. THROUGH A POLITICAL LENS. HE WANTS TO SEND VERY CLEAR HE WANTS TO SEND VERY CLEAR SIGNALS THAT HE DID NOTHING SIGNALS THAT HE DID NOTHING WRONG. WRONG. BUT, LOOK, IF HE REALLY WANTED BUT, LOOK, IF HE REALLY WANTED TO BE KIND OF A NOBLE ACTOR TO BE KIND OF A NOBLE ACTOR HERE, HE’D BE UP ON THE HILL HERE, HE’D BE UP ON THE HILL TESTIFYING LIKE ALL THESE BRAVE TESTIFYING LIKE ALL THESE BRAVE PUBLIC SERVANTS WHO HAVE A LOT PUBLIC SERVANTS WHO HAVE A LOT MORE TO LOSE THAN HE DOES. MORE TO LOSE THAN HE DOES.>>YOU ARE JUMPING OUT OF YOUR>>YOU ARE JUMPING OUT OF YOUR CHAIR. CHAIR.>>I ACTUALLY READ IT THAT HE>>I ACTUALLY READ IT THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO BE SUBPOENAED AND WOULD LIKE TO BE SUBPOENAED AND HE’D LIKE TO COME NEXT THURSDAY, HE’D LIKE TO COME NEXT THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7th. NOVEMBER 7th. BUT MATT MIGHT BE CORRECT AND I BUT MATT MIGHT BE CORRECT AND I MIGHT BE WRONG. MIGHT BE WRONG. I ALSO THINK THAT THE COURT I ALSO THINK THAT THE COURT ACTION IS MOVING PRETTY RAPIDLY. ACTION IS MOVING PRETTY RAPIDLY. AND PEOPLE WERE SURPRISED IT WAS AND PEOPLE WERE SURPRISED IT WAS BEING HEARD TODAY. BEING HEARD TODAY. BUT COOPER, HIS LAWYER, MADE IT BUT COOPER, HIS LAWYER, MADE IT SOUND LIKE HE WOULD BE DELIGHTED SOUND LIKE HE WOULD BE DELIGHTED BY A SUBPOENA. BY A SUBPOENA. YES, HE PLAYS A KEEN INSIDE GAME YES, HE PLAYS A KEEN INSIDE GAME AND HE PROBABLY HAS A GOOD KNACK AND HE PROBABLY HAS A GOOD KNACK FOR SELF-PRESERVATION. FOR SELF-PRESERVATION. BEING MARGINALIZED BY MIKE BEING MARGINALIZED BY MIKE POMPEO, THE SECRETARY OF STATE POMPEO, THE SECRETARY OF STATE AND THE ACTING CHIEF OF STAFF AND THE ACTING CHIEF OF STAFF MICK MULVANEY OUT OF HIS ROLE OF MICK MULVANEY OUT OF HIS ROLE OF NSA IS ONE THING AND HAVING TO NSA IS ONE THING AND HAVING TO PUSH BACK AGAINST THAT. PUSH BACK AGAINST THAT. BUT THIS ISN’T ABOUT JOHN BUT THIS ISN’T ABOUT JOHN BOLTON. BOLTON. THIS IS ABOUT RUDY GIULIANI AND THIS IS ABOUT RUDY GIULIANI AND PRESIDENT TRUMP CONDUCTING A PRESIDENT TRUMP CONDUCTING A ROGUE FOREIGN POLICY THROUGH A ROGUE FOREIGN POLICY THROUGH A PRIVATE CITIZEN WHO’S PRIVATE CITIZEN WHO’S UNACCOUNTABLE TO THIS GOVERNMENT UNACCOUNTABLE TO THIS GOVERNMENT OUTSIDE THE CHANNELS OF OUR OUTSIDE THE CHANNELS OF OUR NORMAL SYSTEM FOR POLITICAL NORMAL SYSTEM FOR POLITICAL GAIN. GAIN. IT’S REALLY NOT ABOUT JOHN IT’S REALLY NOT ABOUT JOHN BOLTON. BOLTON. AND — SO IT’S ONE THING FOR HIS AND — SO IT’S ONE THING FOR HIS PEOPLE AROUND HIM TO SAY, OH, HE PEOPLE AROUND HIM TO SAY, OH, HE GOT MAD BECAUSE HE WAS IN A TURF GOT MAD BECAUSE HE WAS IN A TURF WAR. WAR. NO, HE SAW A ROGUE FOREIGN NO, HE SAW A ROGUE FOREIGN POLICY FOR POLITICAL MEANS BEING POLICY FOR POLITICAL MEANS BEING CONDUCTED OUTSIDE OF THIS. CONDUCTED OUTSIDE OF THIS.>>ROBERT COSTA, SINCE THAT IS>>ROBERT COSTA, SINCE THAT IS YOUR REPORTING, DO YOU WANT IT YOUR REPORTING, DO YOU WANT IT GET THE LAST WORD IN THERE? GET THE LAST WORD IN THERE? THEY COULD BOTH BE TRUE, IT THEY COULD BOTH BE TRUE, IT WOULD SEEM TO ME. WOULD SEEM TO ME.>>THIS IS AN ADMINISTRATION>>THIS IS AN ADMINISTRATION WHERE YOU HAD A PRESIDENT COME WHERE YOU HAD A PRESIDENT COME IN WITH NO GOVERNING EXPERIENCE IN WITH NO GOVERNING EXPERIENCE AND HAS ALWAYS RELIED ON ROY AND HAS ALWAYS RELIED ON ROY COHEN AND MICHAEL COHEN, THE COHEN AND MICHAEL COHEN, THE WORLD’S LAWYERS TO NAVIGATE HIS WORLD’S LAWYERS TO NAVIGATE HIS OWN INTERESTS. OWN INTERESTS. AND HE WAS LOOKING AT HIS AND HE WAS LOOKING AT HIS POLITICAL INTEREST, HIS ADVISERS POLITICAL INTEREST, HIS ADVISERS SAY, AS WELL AS FOREIGN POLICY. SAY, AS WELL AS FOREIGN POLICY. IT BECAME A MUDDIED FIELD. IT BECAME A MUDDIED FIELD. AND PEOPLE LIKE JOHN BOLTON, HIS AND PEOPLE LIKE JOHN BOLTON, HIS NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER SAID NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER SAID THIS IS VERY DICEY AND THEY THIS IS VERY DICEY AND THEY WANTED TO PROTECT THEMSELVES WANTED TO PROTECT THEMSELVES WHICH IS WHY THEY SAID TO FIONA WHICH IS WHY THEY SAID TO FIONA HILL AND OTHERS THAT YOU CAN TO HILL AND OTHERS THAT YOU CAN TO THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL. THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL. THIS IS THE KEY QUESTION FACING THIS IS THE KEY QUESTION FACING REPUBLICANS. REPUBLICANS. WILL THEY ACCEPT PRESIDENT WILL THEY ACCEPT PRESIDENT TRUMP’S CONDUCT AS SOMETHING TRUMP’S CONDUCT AS SOMETHING THAT’S JUST PART OF HIS THAT’S JUST PART OF HIS CHARACTER, HE DIDN’T HAVE THE CHARACTER, HE DIDN’T HAVE THE INTENT TO ABUSE POWER? INTENT TO ABUSE POWER? OR DO THEY LOOK AT ALL THE FACTS OR DO THEY LOOK AT ALL THE FACTS AND ALL THE TESTIMONY AND SAY

100 thoughts on “Latest Impeachment Witness Corroborates Amb. Taylor’s Account Of A Quid Pro Quo | Deadline | MSNBC

  1. With Trump, it's all about the fight….He could care less about our country or the Constitution…..DJT is all about DJT and serving his master Vladimir Putin.

  2. To answer Robert Costa's question… the answer is 'easy's peasy'. Of course 45 an HIS crew knew exactly what they were doing. Otherwise, they wouldn't have embraced and employed such elaborate methods too guarantee the secretive nature of this ploy. It appeared as tho djt had gotten away with the RUSSIAN fiasco… 45 is an opportunist, HE thgt HE had found a way too eliminate an opponent. In HIS mindset… HE could get away with this ruse also. The GOP'ers know this… don't confuse and muddy the facts. POTUS is a grifter… and this scam, like so many of HIS others failed.

  3. We've already established that 'quid pro quo' was a false goal post. Does it really do any good to give the Cons control of the narrative?

  4. So republicans, is it now okay for a president to bribe and extort to get dirt on a political opponent? Because that is what he did and all the witnesses, transcripts and recorded confessions confirm it. Do we just "get over it" like Mr "all the time equals never" Mulvaney says? Will Trump stop doing this if not removed?

  5. When history is written who is going to want to hold up their hand and say I still backed up the Russian agent and sold the nation to white supremacists and serial abusers of women and human rights abuses that left kids in cages. Not one Republican crossed the line in Congress ? This is the kind of trumpers that put him in.

  6. "it went down as predicted across party lines" excuse my frankness but truth is truth & this country is built represented on lies & when u can denie truth out in the open like is happening in front of every nation rite now your days are numbered .. Trump bout to bring this whole world system down

  7. 12 hours ago · NSC Official Tim Morrison To Schiff: ‘I Was Not Concerned That Anything Illegal Was Discussed’ In Trump-Ukraine Phone Call. Tim Morrison, a former National Security Council official under Trump, told Rep. Adam Schiff in testimony today that he was never concerned that Trump

  8. Well….my extended family and neighbors who CONTINUE to at least "vocally" support DJT's Presidency…as they catch these upcoming House impeachment hearings wil be in for many shocks to their system: the House committee….run by Rep. Schiff/Caalifornia…and separately, House Speaker Pelosi and several other House committees have warehoused testimony from various corroboarating witnesses, in some cases going back to the release of the Mueller report this past Spring. Most of these witnesses are willing to speak 9again) in front of a more structured House committee, but demanded that their testimony be taken NOW..some fearing they'd be targets of either assassination and/or public ridicule. When it comes down to it, how can God fearing Americans believe Trump over a dozen-plus career diplomats, incluing military career people….who've PROVEN love of country. TRUMP NEEDS TO GO….ENOUGH OT THIS BOMBTHROWING.

  9. We as Americans need to remember the names we are hearing those who defended the constitution and those who defended their party

  10. I think that the GOP need to look back at history in the previous impeachments and think about how their story will be told in the history books. They are destroying the GOP from within. I can’t picture any of these Republicans serving in the party of Reagan. It’s pretty sickening overall.

  11. Guys, today I met a Trump maniac who point blank said this man broke the law and it’s an impeachable offense. He said he hopes he doesn’t GET impeached, but he actually acknowledged a shortcoming in the Orange One which I’ve never seen a Trumpanzee do. We’re getting there people. 👍☮️❤️

  12. Trump essentially called Article I, Section 9, Paragraph 8 of the US constitution "fake news". This is not a person who has a clue what he is doing and why he is in this impeachment mess. I don't think he was informed that we don't have kings in America, but a president and a constitution that is intended to protect us from the things he is doing. His defenders/enablers should know better.

  13. But the Republican House leadership stated, this morning, they do not believe trump has done anything wrong. How does this show acknowledgment of the presented facts?

  14. I truly hope some of the Republicans use there hearts and minds, the law & constitution if they don’t I believe some of them will never be trusted again!!!! That’s huge. (I learned all that from you guys) 👏

  15. If Bolten loves his party, he Shld go to Congress n testify. This will give those weaklings(spineless) Republicans the shield they needed to vote frump out of office

  16. No "quid pro quo" is needed, simply soliciting (asking) a foreign nation/actor to investigate your political rival, is in and of itself, a impeachable offense.

  17. "I want to be clear, I was not concerned that anything illegal was discussed." – Tim Morrison

    Another lie by msnbc and liberal media. Who would take the characterization of wapo over the words of Tim Morrison?

  18. GOP senators if you are listening, by standing by frump, if a Democrat is elected with or without foreign help, you guys hv no leg to stand on. After all you guys approved the using of foreign help for personal gain.

  19. The American people waited on Mueller with a report that was millions of dollars of taxpayers money. But it wasn't what was needed to advance forward….stall,blah,blah blah….Democrats need to learn from the Republicans how to get business done; by being rude, ugly & like a pitbull. Don't worry about hurting anyones feelings or respect them, just like the Republicans. As trump called his trumpers, "SCUM."

  20. The CASE AGAINST the blonde-guest and her foxpigego, via Mr. Bolton's supposed "keen game" "self preservation"

    6:09–6:25. That's bull how blondie-guest threw her sentence together after she said (and was corrected by the host) that these Senators are "siding with Trump, saying it's acceptable" all because they had to– as if they got elected into them expensive positions to do exactly that (duck duck goose) (…the cliff is small, big and steep with these shortstoryslobs).

    The MSNBC host was exactly right for correcting the guest to, but yet blondie sure was trying to continue to sound valid and connected afterwards by taking a jab and throwing fluff at the situation and the host by stating "right, but they have no tools" "the facts they have" (that is a tool by the dam way…) "but they're not impeachable" (jabs for jobs, or rather pig egos).

    6:48. Then she continues (her own "credibility") by talking about how Mr. Bolton is "concerned" and "it would be very hard for Senators if he went out to the public"

    18:30. Someone entering or leaving a White House position is huge (as if that comes every day). Mr. Bolton is literally the third person that Trump hired to that NSA position– to the White House, a place where "all things are balanced" (crazy how blondie doesn't state how she got a different opinion at the start)

    You saw how blondie was dying to get a last word in…that's exactly what the foxnewsshortnewpigs became– a bunch of giddy shortstorypigs. All blondie was trying to say was that Mr. Bolton doesn't have anything for what's been going on. Yet she states that this "worried man" (6:09), has "a keen game" and is "self preserving" (18:50). I wanna know how many time she thought of JUANRR3 when she said that s***.

  21. Can you get me Michale Cohen plz I want him to fix this impeachment,because Jillian is not a good fixer😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 .

  22. GOOD WILL PREVAIL OVER TRUMP, OOPS I MEAN OVER EVIL👿, IN GOD WE TRUST N THE TRUTH WILL PREVAIL OVER ALLL THE LIES THIS PRESIDENT HAS SAID!!!!🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾, THIS “ PRESIDENTS POSSES AAALLLL THE CREDITS N REQUIREMENTS N RECORDS OF BROKEN LAWS, N NOW HE IS TRYING TO BREAK THE RULE OF LAW TO THIS BIUTIFULLLLLL COUNTRY, ONLY TO BECOME A DICTATOR AND TRAITOR, I PRAY HE WILL NOT WIN!!!!

  23. You would think Bolton's Testimony Would be a Boost for His Book Sales , Like What Else do you Have ? Purhaps if he Testifies Before Congress , N. Pelosi Will Offer Him A Quid Pro Quo and Prior to His Testimony , Give Him Ten Minutes to PLUG his New Book , According to the Repubs , There's No Such Thing as a " Quid Pro Quo " ha , ha , ha . . .

  24. I would like people to focus more on the fact Trump was withholding MILLIONS of dollars in Security Aid that Congress had already appropriated to go to a country that Russia INVADED! If the Ukraine President didn't agree to investigate the Bidens, what was Trump going to do with all that money designated for them that WASN'T HIS to keep??? By doing that, not only was the American Congress being overruled for Trump's personal gain, but more importantly– Ukranians died because of Trump withholding that money!!!

    Laura Ingraham's flippant totally ignorant comments could cost more Ukranian lives!!! Which would be against American interests. Her careless ignorance isn't funny. And, Maliciously Slandering ANY person for political fanfare is disgusting!!! Especially in an environment that could put not only the person's career but also their very life in jeopardy for doing their duty to report crimes and save lives!!! What does she have against helping our Ukranian ALLIES fight Russian Attacks??? Does she care that the Russian Military CYBER ATTACKED the USA and comitted SOCIAL WARFARE and planted MALWARE to thwart our American elections??? Does she care that our President welcomed more of the attacks on Americans with both arms open ON VIDEO???

  25. MY QUESTION IS WHO WAS PAYING THE VENTRILOQUIST DOLL GIULIANI!!????? US TAXPAYERS OR OUT OF MR PRESIDENT S POCKET$$$?????

  26. Trump is such a baby. .. 'triggered by cable news'.. I don't know why any Americans supports him. He thinks your all chumps watching you repeat his stupid lies.

  27. Hopefully when the take Drumpf away and they're putting him into tge squad car, the police "aren't too nice and careful with him"!

  28. The people still wait for the russia evidence that pig Schiff promise them.
    An now he run with another b.s hoax.> let the People speak for themself.

  29. It's because your country is a most corrupted country, and actually the real reason for corruption is Poverty. You should be able to imagine how many Republican congresses are SO MUCH IN POVERTY, so they could not resist money from nowhere. I don't think people will fight for anyone against their own interests.

    Trump was elected by Poverty and hatred to the big gap of money. The reason there is Trump presidency, is because your country is in very deep poverty. Ethic and integrity only exist when life is safe. Trump is a man in deep poverty of his whole life and spend his whole life to lie. Poverty will lie and cheat to gain a meal.

  30. Like the president politically, I get. 35% of the electorate handed to you on a silver platter just with a word or a tweet from DJT. No campaigning necessary for that 35% of the voters, some of whom wouldn't bother to vote at all if the president didn't tell them to. Like the president personally? If GOP senators are thinking they like him personally, my guess is they are the first people to think that in Donald Trump's adult life, and yes, I am including his wives. Part of Pres. Trump's problem, part of the reason that he acts like he does is that no one likes him personally, nor ever has. Somehow he had an underdeveloped "like me for who I am not what I can do for you" gene, and never got any "gene therapy". As a result, he acts according to what you can do for him and he can do for you right now (so-called transactional politics), always trying to get more than he gives (greed — a deadly sin). It is reflected in his total lack of loyalty to those who can't or refuse to do anything more for him personally. How many people around the world are wondering what kind of people the American people are, what kind of political system the American people support if they can elect, sort of democratically, someone like Donald Trump as their leader? So much harm being done.

  31. The problem is the President and Vice President think an impeachable phone call is perfect. That’s quite a disconnect from what I saw with my own eyes. I know a wanna be dictator when I see one.

  32. We shouldn't have to go through all of this if anybody else would have done it they be in jail. Matter of fact they are in jail if the police hadn't done it they would be call corrupt police if the mayor of corrupt mayor anybody would have done what he done would be call corrupt. When are Americans going to stand up and see did Russia is taking over our country along beside China and all other countries with no morals. May God bless us it may God help us and keep us

  33. This is a false story. The witness did confirm that he was concerned the call would be subject to leaking but that there was absolutely no criminal content. He also went on to say that the transcript was an accurate account of the conversation.
    If this is not solely an attempt by the Democrats to railroad opposition out of the White House would it not be in the public’s best interest to allow the President to have counsel in the proceedings. Why are only approved questions allowed to be answered? Why must any witness called by Republicans first be agreeable to Adam Schiff? ALL Americans have a right to due process under the Constitution. No citizen deserves this type of treatment no matter what they believe. This is a seriously dangerous precedent to establish because the shoe may fall on the other foot in the near future. This is a very sad day for this nation and I hope that the people open their eyes as to who really wishes to destroy us. Until this becomes a fair and honest process it is not valid under the law and cannot be enforced so what is the reason for this other than political. Is this type of postering worth grid locking the legislative branch.

  34. I'm a moron takes one to know one. News cast is mronic to do they have any brain cells working."leave it to the tea leaves". Wast of time tit for tat. Bla bla bla what data points? Talking bird brain heads .they wonder this they think that. Who cares. Cock_a- dodledo. Get a last word in there"it could all be true". " A dicey muddy field" horror movie how discriptive what do you think Frankinstin .merry holy ween. Yes less holy. No replys or you'll be impeached..

  35. A pitty the vote has passed. Now we have to sit through these endless irritatingly stupid hypocrit Republican rants.

  36. Guess why President Trump has made a last ditch attempt to stop 2 newspapers in all offices under his direct control.

    He does have some situational-cunning in his desperate heart. But too little too late.

    1. People will be so fed up of overkill-posts in the virtual internet social media that they will rely on comprehensive NEWSPAPER REPORTS.

    2. NEWSPAPERS will again confirm or deny or simply INFORM about this whole 'L'Affaire Ukraine' – and testimonies will be verbatim and transcribed word to word. Interpretations may differ but the basic text will be exact….

    3. This brings people to use their own minds after reading the MORNING NEWSPAPER.
    4. President Trump needs to Resign to prevent the republican party from forever shaming itself into 'normalizing' foreign-election-interference forever.
    5. President Trump should resign, else he will leave a long stain on his country.

  37. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/31/us/chicago-shooting-halloween.html 10/31/19 1800 hours a 7 year old girl shot in her neck by sons of former slaves. They were chasing their kind a 31 yr old. One of their 4 bullets struck the girl who may die. Most Democrats & children of former slaves don't care because impeaching Trump for making a phone call gives them more satisfaction than stopping the constant shootings/murders of 7 year olds.

  38. Tick Tick Tick… It's only a matter of time before Donny and the enablers are singing their songs behind bars – 🎵”Oh Donny Boy…. The Feds, The Feds are coming!” 🎵

  39. House of Representatives is 2 year terms of service. Even if a Republican PERSONALLY supported the Impeachment investigation, they had to vote party lines or be kicked out of office on Nov 3rd 2020. "Party First" B$ is DESTROYING THIS COUNTRY!!!

  40. The United States Supreme Court: US v Clinton. If the United States Supreme Court rulled that the standing President of the United States of America had to testify to Congress, where the F do those IDIOTS get the idea that THEY don't have to? NO one is above the law.

  41. The Republican'ts are in such dire circumstances, because Russian money has entered U.S. politics. Kevin McCarthy's infamous statement regarding Donald Trump and Dana Rohrabacher receiving the most Russian money should not be forgotten.

  42. I wish McCain was still around. It’s credible honourable individuals like him which will turn the tide. Do what’s right, not what’s convenient.

  43. ..and like some generic bimbo from an 80's slasher movie, the Republicans seem too scared of the monster in their midst to do anything but stand there and watch it all happen…

  44. Republican delegates at the Congress certainly think their voters are stupid. They show respect to their President but not to their voters. Shame on you history will remind you of this mistake.

  45. Stop the F… calling it "quid pro quo" and start calling it extortion and bribery!

    Most Americans arent clever enough to figure out what that latin means. But they know the words 'extortion' and 'bribery' in a scheme of 'abuse of power'!

  46. No, it is not just about who are you going to believe the witnesses or Trump, it is about McConnell making them do this. None of them would be doing this for Trump, they're doing it because McConnell told them to. McConnell needs to be charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice, at a minimum.

  47. People keep calling it random, a deal. It’s simple. “ you want this money to purchase weapons to protect your country” “Do this, or put your people at risk of being slaughtered, murdered” what other choice does he have?

  48. Man, if only we had a transcript to clear up all this confusion and misinformation about quid pro quo. You know the one the “whistle blower” wrote about in his complaint. Oh wait…. All these allegations about the president and no prosecutions, why? Is the govt that incompetent they can’t take a clear case of corruption by a standing president to a judge? All show with no spark, this is over. Pay attention to all the info that’s about to come out about how this sham got started though, that’s going to be interesting. I know y’all need the clicks to stay relevant so keep your eyes peeled, idiots.

  49. Screw Bolton. He’s not needed—anywhere.
    They have enough without giving this most extreme warmonger any credibility.

  50. The House "Rupublicans" corruption, and the "wallflower Republicans" timidity, has prevented them from publicly acknowledging and confronting the truth of the "president's" incompetence and corruption. They instead have all decided to rely on Democrats to investigate and impeach the "president".
    "Rupublicans" are now in the process of making sure that Democrats pay a high political price for insisting on meeting the requirement of their oath of office and their Constitutional duty of providing oversight of the executive branch.

    The primary election on November 3, 2020 will show the voter and non-voter alike what the cost will be and to whom.

    Impeach – convict – remove!

  51. Remember,he isn't Hitler.He's more of a Twitler.Agolf Twitler going down with his clownish immature lawless enablers.

  52. I wish they would stop with the Deep State. The only Deep State is Trumps White House. Change the definitions to what it really is. Also don’t stand for the impeachment to be called communist. Point out the game. Bolton was in an official place Giuliani wasn’t.

  53. The Republicans must find the courage to face that trump is wrong and that they are wrong and PURGE!!! This will help them regain credibility…

  54. The stupid people in this country who condone dictatorship should be the actual subjects of a dictator like Kaddafy or Sadam Husein and should go back to where they came from.

  55. What moron would have hired Bolton given his history of getting his boss into touchy situations then stepping back and writing about it?
    It is a cabal!

  56. Trump has always been a disrespectful, vulgar, selfish, arrogant boor. That's why he's never really had friends, just hangers on.

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