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OF THIS IMPEACHMENT CLASH AND WE’RE TRACKING A WHIRLWIND OF WE’RE TRACKING A WHIRLWIND OF BREAKING NEWS. BREAKING NEWS. PRESIDENT TRUMP UNDER FIRE AS PRESIDENT TRUMP UNDER FIRE AS DEMOCRATS ARE DRAFTING IMPEACH DEMOCRATS ARE DRAFTING IMPEACH MENT SUBPOENAS. MENT SUBPOENAS. IF THAT WASN’T ENOUGH THERE ARE IF THAT WASN’T ENOUGH THERE ARE SMOKING GUN DEX MESSAGETEXT MESS SMOKING GUN DEX MESSAGETEXT MESS IS THE EVIDENCE AGAINST THE IS THE EVIDENCE AGAINST THE PRESIDENT IS MOUNDING AND IS PRESIDENT IS MOUNDING AND IS THERE ARE SIGNS IT IS GETTING TO THERE ARE SIGNS IT IS GETTING TO HIM, HERE IS THE CONTEXT HIM, HERE IS THE CONTEXT DEPARTMENTS WARNING THAT REFUSAL DEPARTMENTS WARNING THAT REFUSAL WILL RESULT IN IMPEACHMENT WILL RESULT IN IMPEACHMENT ITSELF. ITSELF. AND A MOVE AGAINST MIKE PENCE. AND A MOVE AGAINST MIKE PENCE. SIGNS TRUMP DOESN’T THINK HE SIGNS TRUMP DOESN’T THINK HE FOUND A WINNING DEFENSE BETWEEN FOUND A WINNING DEFENSE BETWEEN HE KEEPS CHANGING HIS DEFENSE. HE KEEPS CHANGING HIS DEFENSE. WE CAN NOW COUNT FOUR DIFFERENT WE CAN NOW COUNT FOUR DIFFERENT CONFLICTING RESPONSES THAT CONFLICTING RESPONSES THAT INCLUDE THE PRESIDENT’S LATEST INCLUDE THE PRESIDENT’S LATEST TODAY. TODAY. HE HAS LITERALLY GONE FROM HE HAS LITERALLY GONE FROM HIDING AND DENYING THIS FOREIGN HIDING AND DENYING THIS FOREIGN COLLUSION, TO ADMITTING IT, TO COLLUSION, TO ADMITTING IT, TO ASKING OTHER COUNTRIES TO GET IN ASKING OTHER COUNTRIES TO GET IN ON IT AS A BIZZARO SUPER ON IT AS A BIZZARO SUPER CONFESSION MIND GAME. CONFESSION MIND GAME. AND THIS NEWS HAS CLOBBERED THE AND THIS NEWS HAS CLOBBERED THE WHITE HOUSE AND LEAD TO A WHITE HOUSE AND LEAD TO A FOURTH. FOURTH. THE NEWS IS DONALD TRUMP’S OWN THE NEWS IS DONALD TRUMP’S OWN DIPLOMATS RIDING OUT THEIR DIPLOMATS RIDING OUT THEIR EVIDENCE OF THIS INCRIMINATING EVIDENCE OF THIS INCRIMINATING SECRET PLOT. SECRET PLOT. TEXTING ABOUT HOW THE PRESIDENT TEXTING ABOUT HOW THE PRESIDENT NEEDED TO INVESTIGATE. NEEDED TO INVESTIGATE. AND ANOTHER TRUMP INSIDER AND ANOTHER TRUMP INSIDER REBUKING THIS PLOT, ARE WE NOW REBUKING THIS PLOT, ARE WE NOW SAYING THAT SECURITY ASSISTANCE SAYING THAT SECURITY ASSISTANCE IS MEETING CONDITIONED IS MEETING CONDITIONED INVESTIGATIONS. INVESTIGATIONS. THERE WAS SOME INTERNAL PUSH THERE WAS SOME INTERNAL PUSH BACK FOR THIS PLOT, SENSING IT BACK FOR THIS PLOT, SENSING IT COULD ALL GO PUBLIC SOME DAY. COULD ALL GO PUBLIC SOME DAY. THEY WRITE OUT “I THINK IT IS THEY WRITE OUT “I THINK IT IS CRAZY TO WITHHOLD SECURITY CRAZY TO WITHHOLD SECURITY ASSISTANCE.” ASSISTANCE.” THESE REBUKES BROUGHT OUT A THESE REBUKES BROUGHT OUT A FORTH STORY LINE. FORTH STORY LINE. NOW HE IS BACKING OFF THAT NOW HE IS BACKING OFF THAT NORMALIZATION ATTEMPT AND NORMALIZATION ATTEMPT AND CLAIMING THOSE TEXTS ARE SOMEHOW CLAIMING THOSE TEXTS ARE SOMEHOW HELPFUL. HELPFUL.>>THE DEMOCRATS HAVE THE VOTES,>>THE DEMOCRATS HAVE THE VOTES, THEY COULD VOTE VERY EASILY, BUT THEY COULD VOTE VERY EASILY, BUT THEY WON’T DO IT. THEY WON’T DO IT.>>SO TAKE IT ALL TOGETHER HERE,>>SO TAKE IT ALL TOGETHER HERE, AND LET ME EXPLAIN WHAT ELSE YOU AND LET ME EXPLAIN WHAT ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW. NEED TO KNOW. DIPLOMATS INVOLVED IN THE DIPLOMATS INVOLVED IN THE SCANDAL KNEW OR SUSPECTED THAT SCANDAL KNEW OR SUSPECTED THAT HE WAS ABUSING THE POWER OF HIS HE WAS ABUSING THE POWER OF HIS OFFICE FOR POLITICAL GAIN. OFFICE FOR POLITICAL GAIN. AND WE HAVE THIS LITERAL IMAGE AND WE HAVE THIS LITERAL IMAGE OF HOW IT IS PLAYING FOR DONALD OF HOW IT IS PLAYING FOR DONALD TRUMP FROM THE WHITE HOUSE. TRUMP FROM THE WHITE HOUSE. KELLY O’DONNELL SIGNALS A PHOTO KELLY O’DONNELL SIGNALS A PHOTO OF THE PRESIDENT’S HAND HERE, OF THE PRESIDENT’S HAND HERE, THE STIFF ARM TO THE PRESS, AS THE STIFF ARM TO THE PRESS, AS HE TRIED TO GET AWAY FROM A HE TRIED TO GET AWAY FROM A QUESTION ON A DAY WHEN HE COULD QUESTION ON A DAY WHEN HE COULD BARELY HANDLE THAT PUBLIC BARELY HANDLE THAT PUBLIC APPEARANCE. APPEARANCE. I BEGIN WITH A DIPLOMAT WE HAVE I BEGIN WITH A DIPLOMAT WE HAVE COME TO KNOW AND LOVE. COME TO KNOW AND LOVE. MICHAEL McFALL. MICHAEL McFALL. GOOD EVENING, SIR. GOOD EVENING, SIR.>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME ARI.>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME ARI.>>ABSOLUTELY, THESE TEXTS FROM>>ABSOLUTELY, THESE TEXTS FROM THE DIPLOMATS AS I’M EMPHASIZING THE DIPLOMATS AS I’M EMPHASIZING IN OUR CONTEXT OF REPORTING HERE IN OUR CONTEXT OF REPORTING HERE HAVE CHANGED THE PRESIDENT’S HAVE CHANGED THE PRESIDENT’S RESPONSE. RESPONSE. I TAKE IT FOR FACE VALUE, BUT I TAKE IT FOR FACE VALUE, BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU THAT HE WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU THAT HE DENIES THESE. DENIES THESE.>>BECAUSE THOSE TEXTS ARE JUST>>BECAUSE THOSE TEXTS ARE JUST SO DAMMING. SO DAMMING. IT SPELLS OUT IN LOTS OF DETAIL IT SPELLS OUT IN LOTS OF DETAIL WHAT THE PLAY WAS. WHAT THE PLAY WAS. THE TEXT, THE CALL, THE THE TEXT, THE CALL, THE TRANSCRIPT. TRANSCRIPT. YOU MIGHT SAY THAT IS JUST YOU MIGHT SAY THAT IS JUST DONALD TRUMP, HE IS ALWAYS DONALD TRUMP, HE IS ALWAYS SAYING CRAZY THINGS. SAYING CRAZY THINGS. WHAT THESE TEXTS SHOW FROM WHAT THESE TEXTS SHOW FROM PEOPLE THAT ARE APPOINTEES OF PEOPLE THAT ARE APPOINTEES OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, BY THE THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, BY THE WAY, IS THAT THEY WERE PLOTTING WAY, IS THAT THEY WERE PLOTTING THIS PLAY, BEFORE THE CALL, THIS PLAY, BEFORE THE CALL, AFTER THE CALL, FLYING TO THE AFTER THE CALL, FLYING TO THE UKRAINE. UKRAINE. JAMMING THE UKRAINIANS TO TRY TO JAMMING THE UKRAINIANS TO TRY TO PUT IT ON THE RECORD. PUT IT ON THE RECORD. IT SHOWS A QUID PRO QUO AND IT SHOWS A QUID PRO QUO AND THESE WERE THE OPERATIVES TRYING THESE WERE THE OPERATIVES TRYING TO MAKE THAT TRANSACTION HAPPEN. TO MAKE THAT TRANSACTION HAPPEN.>>TAKE A LISTEN TO ANOTHER>>TAKE A LISTEN TO ANOTHER IMPORTANT POINT HERE, THE WAY IMPORTANT POINT HERE, THE WAY THE PRESIDENT REALLY DOESN’T THE PRESIDENT REALLY DOESN’T HAVE ANY MASTERY OR SENSE OF HOW HAVE ANY MASTERY OR SENSE OF HOW HE WANTS TO HANDLE BASIC HE WANTS TO HANDLE BASIC QUESTIONS. QUESTIONS. THIS WAS ON, OF COURSE THE THIS WAS ON, OF COURSE THE TARGETING THAT IS ACCORDING TO TARGETING THAT IS ACCORDING TO DEMOCRATS INPEACH DEMOCRATS INPEACH DEMOCRATS IMPEACHABLE, TAKE A DEMOCRATS IMPEACHABLE, TAKE A LOOK. LOOK.>>DO YOU HAVE ANY CASES THAT>>DO YOU HAVE ANY CASES THAT ARE ASKING FOR INVESTIGATION ARE ASKING FOR INVESTIGATION THAT DON’T INVOLVE A POLITICAL THAT DON’T INVOLVE A POLITICAL COMPETITOR? COMPETITOR?>>WE WOULD HAVE TO LOOK.>>WE WOULD HAVE TO LOOK.>>THIS CLOSES THE SECOND NEWS>>THIS CLOSES THE SECOND NEWS WEEK IN WASHINGTON, IN WEEK IN WASHINGTON, IN GOVERNMENT, WHERE WE HAVE SEEN GOVERNMENT, WHERE WE HAVE SEEN HIM ON THE RUN. HIM ON THE RUN.>>I WATCHED THAT INTERVIEW, THE>>I WATCHED THAT INTERVIEW, THE PRESS CONFERENCE, I DON’T KNOW PRESS CONFERENCE, I DON’T KNOW WHAT WE CALL IT ANY MORE. WHAT WE CALL IT ANY MORE. I’M FIGHTING CORRUPTION ALL OVER I’M FIGHTING CORRUPTION ALL OVER THE WORLD, IT’S NOT ABOUT THE WORLD, IT’S NOT ABOUT POLITICS, BUT THERE IS NO POLITICS, BUT THERE IS NO EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THAT CLAIM. EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THAT CLAIM. HE WAS NEVER INTERESTED IN HE WAS NEVER INTERESTED IN FIGHTING CORRUPTION IN UKRAINE FIGHTING CORRUPTION IN UKRAINE OR ANY OTHER COUNTRY. OR ANY OTHER COUNTRY. AND WHEN YOU SINGLE OUT THE SON AND WHEN YOU SINGLE OUT THE SON OF YOUR OPPONENT, THAT IS NOT AN OF YOUR OPPONENT, THAT IS NOT AN ANTICORRUPTION CAMPAIGN. ANTICORRUPTION CAMPAIGN. THAT REMINDS ME OF WHAT PUTIN THAT REMINDS ME OF WHAT PUTIN DID TO HIS MAIN POLITICAL DID TO HIS MAIN POLITICAL OPPONENT UNDER THE RUBRIC OF OPPONENT UNDER THE RUBRIC OF FIGHTING CORRUPTION, HE PUT HIS FIGHTING CORRUPTION, HE PUT HIS OPPONENTS BROTHER IN JAIL. OPPONENTS BROTHER IN JAIL. THAT WAS NOT THE RULE OF LAW, THAT WAS NOT THE RULE OF LAW, THAT WAS AN AUTOCRATIC WAY TO THAT WAS AN AUTOCRATIC WAY TO SQUELCH HIS OPPONENT. SQUELCH HIS OPPONENT. WHO BELIEVE THAT’S WHEN HE JUST WHO BELIEVE THAT’S WHEN HE JUST YELLS AND YELLS AND YELLS. YELLS AND YELLS AND YELLS. I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE SMARTER THAN THAT. SMARTER THAN THAT.>>I WOULD SAY TO YOUR POINT>>I WOULD SAY TO YOUR POINT EVEN HIS SUPPORTERS WOULD VERY EVEN HIS SUPPORTERS WOULD VERY HIM RUDE AND OBSESSED. HIM RUDE AND OBSESSED. IT IS A TROLLISH TYPE OF IT IS A TROLLISH TYPE OF REBUTTAL NOT DESIGNED TO AMEAN REBUTTAL NOT DESIGNED TO AMEAN TO ANYONE ON THE SUBSTANCE. TO ANYONE ON THE SUBSTANCE. I WANT TO BRING IN MYA WHILEY. I WANT TO BRING IN MYA WHILEY. I WANT TO LOOK AT SOME OF THE I WANT TO LOOK AT SOME OF THE WITNESSES. WITNESSES. SOME WERE FACT WITNESSES. SOME WERE FACT WITNESSES. THEY HAVE TO DECIDE WHEN AND IF THEY HAVE TO DECIDE WHEN AND IF THEY WILL TELL THE TRUTH AND THEY WILL TELL THE TRUTH AND OTHERS ARE PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR OTHERS ARE PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR DONALD TRUMP THAT HAVE TO DECIDE DONALD TRUMP THAT HAVE TO DECIDE IF THEY WANT TO GET IN ON IF THEY WANT TO GET IN ON COVERUPS OR NOT WHICH MAY HAVE COVERUPS OR NOT WHICH MAY HAVE LEGAL CONSEQUENCES. LEGAL CONSEQUENCES. I HAVE A UPDATE ON ANOTHER STORY I HAVE A UPDATE ON ANOTHER STORY WITH THAT. WITH THAT. HERE IS ONE OF WHAT I AM CALLING HERE IS ONE OF WHAT I AM CALLING THE LATTER GROUP. THE LATTER GROUP. THIS IS LARRY KUDLOW. THIS IS LARRY KUDLOW.>>YOU HAVE TO ASK THE PRESIDENT>>YOU HAVE TO ASK THE PRESIDENT ABOUT THE ISSUE OF CHINA LOOKING ABOUT THE ISSUE OF CHINA LOOKING AT OTHER CORRUPTION MATTER AT OTHER CORRUPTION MATTER I CAN’T SPEAK TO THAT. I CAN’T SPEAK TO THAT.>>BUT YOU COULD ASSURE US THAT>>BUT YOU COULD ASSURE US THAT WON’T BE PART OF DISCUSSIONS WON’T BE PART OF DISCUSSIONS NEXT WEEK? NEXT WEEK?>>WELL IN SOME SENSE I CAN’T>>WELL IN SOME SENSE I CAN’T ASSURE YOU OF ANYTHING. ASSURE YOU OF ANYTHING.>>THAT MIGHT BE HIS BENSST>>THAT MIGHT BE HIS BENSST ANSWER, BUT HE DIDN’T GIVE THE ANSWER, BUT HE DIDN’T GIVE THE DEFENSE THAT THE PRESIDENT DEFENSE THAT THE PRESIDENT PREFERS FROM HIS TELEVISED AIDS. PREFERS FROM HIS TELEVISED AIDS.>>YES, BECAUSE IT IS GETTING>>YES, BECAUSE IT IS GETTING HOT UP IN THERE. HOT UP IN THERE. THAT IS MY LEGAL VERSION. THAT IS MY LEGAL VERSION. BUT HAVE CLEAR INDICATIONS NOT BUT HAVE CLEAR INDICATIONS NOT JUST OF THE PRESIDENT DOING JUST OF THE PRESIDENT DOING THING THAT’S ARE CAMPAIGN THING THAT’S ARE CAMPAIGN FINANCE CRIMES, BUT FINANCE CRIMES, BUT CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN ENVOYS OF CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN ENVOYS OF THE PRESIDENT THAT INDICATE THE PRESIDENT THAT INDICATE THEIR UNDERSTANDING THAT HE IS THEIR UNDERSTANDING THAT HE IS AN AN ENGAGED IN SE A QUID PRO QUO ENGAGED IN SE A QUID PRO QUO WITH THE UKRAINE. WITH THE UKRAINE. LET ME BE CAREFUL ABOUT MY LET ME BE CAREFUL ABOUT MY ANSWERS AND LET ME BE CAREFUL ANSWERS AND LET ME BE CAREFUL BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW WHAT BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW WHAT PRESIDENT WILL SAY TONIGHT OR PRESIDENT WILL SAY TONIGHT OR TOMORROW OR WHAT MY INSTRUCTIONs TOMORROW OR WHAT MY INSTRUCTIONs WILL BE. WILL BE. SO I’M FINDING IT ASTOUNDING SO I’M FINDING IT ASTOUNDING THAT HE SIMPLY DIDN’T SAY I WILL THAT HE SIMPLY DIDN’T SAY I WILL BE ACQUITTING THE JOB I WAS BE ACQUITTING THE JOB I WAS ASSIGNED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ASSIGNED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RULE AND THE LAWS AND THAT IS MY RULE AND THE LAWS AND THAT IS MY COMMITMENT AND IN FACT DOING COMMITMENT AND IN FACT DOING THAT, AND TO YOUR POINT, ARI, IN THAT, AND TO YOUR POINT, ARI, IN ANY INSTANCE IN WHICH HE WAS ANY INSTANCE IN WHICH HE WAS ASKED TO DO SOMETHING THAT MIGHT ASKED TO DO SOMETHING THAT MIGHT BE PART OF EITHER A COVERUP OR BE PART OF EITHER A COVERUP OR SOMETHING THAT WAS FORWARD, THEN SOMETHING THAT WAS FORWARD, THEN HE SHOULD MAKE THE RIGHT HE SHOULD MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION THAT ANY AMERICAN DECISION THAT ANY AMERICAN SHOULD MAKE. SHOULD MAKE.>>AND AMBASSADOR, ON THE WAY>>AND AMBASSADOR, ON THE WAY THEY HAVE BEEN ROPED INTO THIS, THEY HAVE BEEN ROPED INTO THIS, I WANT TO READ MORE FROM THESE I WANT TO READ MORE FROM THESE TEXTS. TEXTS. THIS IS AFTER UKRAINE IS THIS IS AFTER UKRAINE IS BASICALLY BEING PRESSED AND THEN BASICALLY BEING PRESSED AND THEN THEY’RE WANTING A WHITE HOUSE THEY’RE WANTING A WHITE HOUSE VISIT AND WE HAVE THIS WRITTEN VISIT AND WE HAVE THIS WRITTEN TEXT. TEXT. ONCE WE HAVE A DATE WE’LL CALL ONCE WE HAVE A DATE WE’LL CALL FOR A PRESS BRIEFING ANNOUNCING FOR A PRESS BRIEFING ANNOUNCING A UPCOMING VISIT OUTLINING A UPCOMING VISIT OUTLINING VISION FOR A REBOOT INCLUDING VISION FOR A REBOOT INCLUDING ELECTION MEDDLING IN ELECTION MEDDLING IN INVESTIGATIONS, AND THE TRUMP INVESTIGATIONS, AND THE TRUMP OFFICIAL SAYS SOUNDS GREAT. OFFICIAL SAYS SOUNDS GREAT. WHO WOULD KNOW YOU’RE NOT WHO WOULD KNOW YOU’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO DO THAT AND INDEED SUPPOSED TO DO THAT AND INDEED YOU MIGHT BE ROBED INTO A YOU MIGHT BE ROBED INTO A CONSPIRACY IF DO YOU THAT. CONSPIRACY IF DO YOU THAT.>>I KNOW AMBASSADOR VOLKER AND>>I KNOW AMBASSADOR VOLKER AND DAY DAY TAYLOR. TAYLOR. I DON’T KNOW AMBASSADOR SONLAND. I DON’T KNOW AMBASSADOR SONLAND. WITH RESPECT TO THAT TEXT I HAVE WITH RESPECT TO THAT TEXT I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT, OF NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT, OF COURSE, IT IS EXTRAORDINARY, COURSE, IT IS EXTRAORDINARY, WRONG, DISAPPOINTING. WRONG, DISAPPOINTING. I UNDERSTAND THAT CURT IS TRYING I UNDERSTAND THAT CURT IS TRYING TO BRING SUPPORT TO THE BOSS. TO BRING SUPPORT TO THE BOSS. IT IS A FOREIGN POLICY IT IS A FOREIGN POLICY OBJECTIVE. OBJECTIVE. IT HELPS US TO UNDERSCORE THE IT HELPS US TO UNDERSCORE THE CONSPIRACY. CONSPIRACY. YOU’RE THE LEGAL EXPERTS, I’M YOU’RE THE LEGAL EXPERTS, I’M NOT, HE UNMASKTEDED THAT THIS WA NOT, HE UNMASKTEDED THAT THIS WA BIG PLAY. BIG PLAY. THERE IS A HERO HERE WHO IS THERE IS A HERO HERE WHO IS AMBASSADOR TAYLOR. AMBASSADOR TAYLOR. HE GETTING CALLED TOUT DO HE GETTING CALLED TOUT DO TEMPORARY DUTY. TEMPORARY DUTY. HE IS IN AND OUT KIEV AFTER THEY HE IS IN AND OUT KIEV AFTER THEY FIRED THE LAST AMBASSADOR AND FIRED THE LAST AMBASSADOR AND APPOINTED BY PRESIDENT BUSH. APPOINTED BY PRESIDENT BUSH. HE IS SAYING WAIT, GUYS, THIS IS HE IS SAYING WAIT, GUYS, THIS IS WRONG, AND HE SAYS IF WE’RE WRONG, AND HE SAYS IF WE’RE DOING THIS TRANSACTION, I’M DOING THIS TRANSACTION, I’M LEAVING, I QUIT. LEAVING, I QUIT. WE SHOULD CELEBRATE HIM, BUT IT WE SHOULD CELEBRATE HIM, BUT IT UNDERSCORES HOW WRONG THE OTHER UNDERSCORES HOW WRONG THE OTHER TWO WERE TO BE IN THIS SCAM. TWO WERE TO BE IN THIS SCAM.>>AND HERE HE WAS, MAKING>>AND HERE HE WAS, MAKING AGAIN, WE’RE GETTING TO PLACES AGAIN, WE’RE GETTING TO PLACES IN SOME OF THE ATTEMPTS OF THE IN SOME OF THE ATTEMPTS OF THE DEFENSE, TAKE A LISTEN. DEFENSE, TAKE A LISTEN.>>DO YOU THINK IT IS OKAY FOR>>DO YOU THINK IT IS OKAY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP TO ASK CHINA TO PRESIDENT TRUMP TO ASK CHINA TO LAUNCH ON INVESTIGATION OF LAUNCH ON INVESTIGATION OF HUNTER AND JOE BIDEN. HUNTER AND JOE BIDEN.>>I DON’T KNOW IF THAT IS A>>I DON’T KNOW IF THAT IS A REAL REQUEST OR HIM JUST REAL REQUEST OR HIM JUST NEEDLING THE PRESS. NEEDLING THE PRESS. HE PLAYS IT LIKE A VIOLIN. HE PLAYS IT LIKE A VIOLIN. THAT IS NOT A REAL REQUEST. THAT IS NOT A REAL REQUEST.>>.>>.>>IT’S NOT REAL, WHAT YOU’RE>>IT’S NOT REAL, WHAT YOU’RE SEEING IS NOT REAL, NOT SEEING IS NOT REAL, NOT HAPPENING. HAPPENING.>>IT SOUNDED REAL TO ME.>>IT SOUNDED REAL TO ME. THATCH IS SIMPLY SPIP. THATCH IS SIMPLY SPIP. THAT IS THE KIND OF NARRATIVE THAT IS THE KIND OF NARRATIVE YOU TRY TO WRAP AROUND SOMETHING YOU TRY TO WRAP AROUND SOMETHING BECAUSE YOU THINK YOU HAVE A BECAUSE YOU THINK YOU HAVE A BOOK THAT IS PLAUSIBLE RATHER BOOK THAT IS PLAUSIBLE RATHER THAN LOOKING AT WHAT THE LAW IS THAN LOOKING AT WHAT THE LAW IS AND WHAT LAW SAYS. AND WHAT LAW SAYS.>>AND A SENATOR CAN SAY WHAT HE>>AND A SENATOR CAN SAY WHAT HE WANTS, DOES THAT TYPE OF DEFENSE WANTS, DOES THAT TYPE OF DEFENSE CARRY PEOPLE THAT ARE IN CARRY PEOPLE THAT ARE IN TESTIMONY SITUATIONS? TESTIMONY SITUATIONS?>>NO, EVERYBODY IS BEING ASKED>>NO, EVERYBODY IS BEING ASKED TO TESTIFY ABOUT WHAT IS TO TESTIFY ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH CHINA. HAPPENING WITH CHINA. WE HAVE REPORTING THAT THERE WAS WE HAVE REPORTING THAT THERE WAS A JUNE PHONE CALL, AND TRUMP DID A JUNE PHONE CALL, AND TRUMP DID NOT JUST MENTION BIDEN, BUT NOT JUST MENTION BIDEN, BUT TALKING ABOUT THE PROSPECTS OF TALKING ABOUT THE PROSPECTS OF ELIZABETH WARREN TO A FOREIGN ELIZABETH WARREN TO A FOREIGN LEADER. LEADER. THOSE TWO THINGS MAKE HIS THOSE TWO THINGS MAKE HIS STATEMENT LESS CREDIBLE, BUT STATEMENT LESS CREDIBLE, BUT ANYONE WITH KNOWLEDGE WHO IS ANYONE WITH KNOWLEDGE WHO IS ASKED TO TESTIFY WHO IS PROBABLY ASKED TO TESTIFY WHO IS PROBABLY NOT MARCO RUBIO HIMSELF, BUT NOT MARCO RUBIO HIMSELF, BUT THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE KNOWLEDGE AND THEY HAVE TO MAKE KNOWLEDGE AND THEY HAVE TO MAKE A CALCULATION RIGHT NOW TO YOUR A CALCULATION RIGHT NOW TO YOUR POINT ABOUT WHAT SIDE OF HISTORY POINT ABOUT WHAT SIDE OF HISTORY AND WHAT SIDE OF THE LAW ARE AND WHAT SIDE OF THE LAW ARE THEY GOING TO SIT ON. THEY GOING TO SIT ON.>>AND WE’RE GOING TO STAY ON>>AND WE’RE GOING TO STAY ON THOSE FACTS BECAUSE OF THE OTHER THOSE FACTS BECAUSE OF THE OTHER MATERIALS SUGGESTING HOW REAL MATERIALS SUGGESTING HOW REAL THOSE WERE. THOSE WERE. IF YOU’RE WORRIED ABOUT THE IF YOU’RE WORRIED ABOUT THE FOREIGN MEDDLING, AND THE FOREIGN MEDDLING, AND THE INVESTIGATION, IT IS HERE, NOW,




Comments
  1. Trump administration was soliciting foreign governments to make up fake documents to smear Trump’s political rivals.

  2. What a mad men is trump he is deliquent little men. Trump already ya he did what he did call Ukraine and ask them to investigate his opponent that is a crime .

  3. This is the Republican party?lol What ever happened to good old values of conservatism? #UpsideDownParty #RealRepublicansNoMore #MarcoPolo

  4. What did he just say?😒🇺🇸nope not smart!! If so 🇺🇸 would not have voted for a con fam. 🇺🇸is builded on GREED never smart of human kind. SLAVERY was that 🇺🇸smart?

  5. A fifth defense is "I'm very very very concerned about corruption." American people in general are smart enough to see through the ruse. But apparently not Trump supporters and Republican Politicians.

  6. What does this next year look like, if the House impeaches, but the Senate declines to remove? Seriously, we thought he had a chip on his shoulder before this…he's dangerous enough when he's getting his way, and aggrieved even when "winning." I hope McConnell decides he's gotten enough use out of this stooge, and cuts bait to try and save some shred of decency.

  7. He should have been disqualified from ever running for office with the Birther Lie. In the future, every candidate should have to pass an extensive test on the Constitution before being allowed to run.

  8. Those texts are the gun shooting before it smokes of trumps Republican conspiracy witholding military aid by trying to extort Ukraine to saying Biden and the Democrats did the interference..trump made it up and the texts prove it all…

  9. What sort of people support a man whose attorneys know they can't let answer questions in person because he would lie

  10. I don't get it Considering all the drama this has caused in America, why would Ukraine go through with the investigation?

  11. lawyers and think-tanks drilled trump to parrot the word "investigate corruption" every time Ukraine is mentioned by the media. now all they need to train him on is how to be a "descent human being" and i'm sure the rest will follow….

  12. To foolish men like trump, running a government seems so easy—until they try it. “No one knew it was so hard.”
    Same way begging for the executions of 5 young men seemed like a no-brainer. Which it was, because they didn’t commit the crime.
    Run the country? This guy couldn’t even make it as my latex salesman.

  13. Being a foreigner I can't understand why you Americans care at all about what this champion of champion liars is claiming. Why is that important at all? Everyone knows that it is load of bull…. why not attack him directly on his actions? Really, it doesn't make sense. Are you guys waiting for the day that he'll admit being a swindler??????

  14. I wish everyone was smarter than that, but we are seeing just how dumb Americans can be when it comes to trump especially republicans

  15. He can't step down unless they make a deal that he won't do jail time once he's out. Until then he actually has no choice. However, ALL of the republican politicians do. His every day folk followers don't care that trump used to be a democrat before, so…

    …this is no party affiliation. Straight cult behaviour, and they'll literally go down in flames with this desperate, disliked, no-friend having, dictator wannabe, orange faced loser… who was elected president. It's ironic. And it's f#@king insane.

  16. When will it be enough, Americans are fighting for their lives literally and trump gets protected by republicans instead of republicans protecting the Country

  17. Besides going to prison, Trump should reimburse the USG for any cost related to his personal smear campaign.

  18. Anyone running against Republicans need only replay clips of them defending all of his crimes, violations, incompetence, lies, and every other red flag that has shown he is the least fit person to ever hold or run for the office of President. They must be held accountable for selling us out to the most corrupt groups in America and abroad, and standing proudly behind such a destructive force of idiocy.

  19. Imagine Obama asking Ukraine and China for help finding dirt on trump or John McCain. Just imagine the shame and anger!!!

  20. I don’t want to be cruel but I pray trump drives himself crazy 😜 in front of the camera where he has to step down, seems that’s the only way we’re gonna get rid of trump

  21. Unlike democrats who habitually tell the truth, republicans always have to stop and think "should I tell the truth or not?"

  22. Even some voters who don't believe him vote for him because they want to see how it will be handled – a kind of 'schadenfreude'.

  23. Stick a pistol in your mouth and pull the trigger trump….save us the trouble and expense of a trial….the whole world knows your guilty.

  24. Fake news MSNBC talking points without a witness are we suppose to believe them for only big word. Bringing on Micheal Mcfaul who worked under Obama as ambassador to Russia.

  25. Bush administration found Saddam Husain, Obama’s administration found Osama bin laden yet Trump administration can’t even find the whistle blower in the White House!

  26. trump's down to the old Talk To The Hand rebuttal. What an ignorant a double s. And Republicans are still trying to sell the BS he's the best they have for the oval office.

  27. #ClownInChief trump is at his pathetic worst when he elevates his own wishful thinking from the center of his tiny mind to the verbalized claim of "a lot of people are saying/thinking…"

  28. "I think the American public is smarter than that" (Former U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul)
    Well, about 40% is not.

  29. America, you have to save your democracy! This is serious. There is an autocratic leader who tries again and again to normalize the abuse of power in public. His supporters fall for it, republicans don’t stop him. The end of the US democracy would be catastrophe for the whole world. Lots of other countries are already in starting gates to follow.

  30. You seem to assume that Trump's constant change of responses is based on tactics or logic. More likely, I think, just panicked outbursts.

  31. ….sooo why did China bother to give a response if it was “fake”.. maybe someone or an entire party are getting played more like a set of drums… and have ruined their “rule of law” principles among many things. I’m sorry guys.

  32. Can a sitting president be subpoenaed. If one can its simple, subpoena him. He will defy the subpoena, all the work is done, let him burn himself down, the rest of the rats will promptly leave the sinking ship.

  33. His lies are getting mind blowing. Now he is saying what others might think from his perspective and talks on their behalf…

  34. It's sad that the Republicans want Trump to represent their party. I'm not a Republican, but there are so many other choices. What I find sickening is that even people who think Trump is despicable and untrustworthy will vote for him if he's the party nominee. I know a few.

  35. For anyone who would like to read the texts, and DO NOT miss page 8, from Bill Taylor on 9/1/2019 https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6451371-Volker-docs.html, It is over, it is in writing in these texts, and we need to help our Congress people need our help, It is time people, Do your duty! Everyone needs to contact their representatives, and call them(you need a verifiable name and address,so the sockpuppets and foreigners can't do it) and since they're starting to hide their numbers(against Everything this country stands for!)call the Capital Switchboard – the switchboard will connect you to any office. Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 Only together can we take this country back, and make it the one that honored the Founding Fathers, do it for the children..do it for the Nation!#RemoveTrumpNow!

  36. Does the REPUBLICAN PARTY not have a backbone you have all these senators not up for re-election yet they will not say a word against TRUMP has he threatened them with the withholding of there pensions

  37. Maya seems pretty intelligent… I can't help but wonder why she keeps her hair like that. It looks so nappy and disgusting all clumped up the way it is.

  38. Would you believe the #NowUnavoidable SPIN for Republicans?
    From "There is absolutely no Quid Pro Quo" to "That is an UNREAL request."
    WTF is wrong with the GOP?

  39. It should be ILLEGAL for publicly elected officials to handle U.S. Govt. business, on apps that are encrypted to avoid U.S. Intel. Like the entire staff appointed by moron.

  40. We need to name the other co-conspirator with Trump in the destruction of constitutional governance…THE REPUBLICAN PARTY!…..TRAITORS!!!!!

  41. Meanwhile, somewhere in Tel Aviv Bibi n Bolton r sipping Margaritas singing along George Michael's song 🎵"that's wat u get .. 🎵that's wat u get for CHANGING your mind…,'🎵🎵 while Sara serves them popcorn appetizers. (Clinton was impeached bc he didn't invade Iraq … Trump is being impeached bc he didn't bomb Iran n fired Bibi's eyes n ears in the WH = Bolton. U swim/ the swamp – u'll b a swamp creature!
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-12/israel-denies-report-it-planted-spying-devices-in-washington-d-c

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/our-relations-are-with-israel-trump-appears-to-give-embattled-netanyahu-the-cold-shoulder/2019/09/18/9950eb24-da45-11e9-bfb1-849887369476_story.html

  42. Why dont Trump and his minions write out several excuses on note cards and tack them onto the wall then trump gets to throw a dart and they use the note card that he skewers to make up a final version of the lies they're going to tell the country.

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