Facilitators Looked Past Legal Concerns In Trump Ukraine Scheme | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Facilitators Looked Past Legal Concerns In Trump Ukraine Scheme | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


>>>AS TODAY WE SAW THE FIRST>>>AS TODAY WE SAW THE FIRST ARRESTS OF PEOPLE ASSOCIATED ARRESTS OF PEOPLE ASSOCIATED WITH THE SCHEME FOR WHICH THE WITH THE SCHEME FOR WHICH THE PRESIDENT IS BEING IMPEACHED, PRESIDENT IS BEING IMPEACHED, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT IS COMING ONE OF THE THINGS THAT IS COMING INTO CLEARER VIEW IS THAT AS THE INTO CLEARER VIEW IS THAT AS THE PRESIDENT TRIED TO ENACT THIS PRESIDENT TRIED TO ENACT THIS SCHEME TO GET UKRAINE TO GIVE SCHEME TO GET UKRAINE TO GIVE HIM HELP AGAINST HIS DEMOCRATIC HIM HELP AGAINST HIS DEMOCRATIC OPPOSITION IN THE NEXT ELECTION, OPPOSITION IN THE NEXT ELECTION, HE NOT ONLY HAD TO ENLIST HE NOT ONLY HAD TO ENLIST FRIENDS OF RUDY, INCLUDING A FRIENDS OF RUDY, INCLUDING A NUMBER OF WHOM ARE EITHER IN NUMBER OF WHOM ARE EITHER IN PRISON OR ON THEIR WAY TO IT, HE PRISON OR ON THEIR WAY TO IT, HE ALSO HAD TO MOVE PEOPLE OUT OF ALSO HAD TO MOVE PEOPLE OUT OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT WHO WERE IN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT WHO WERE IN THE WAY OF THAT SCHEME, PEOPLE THE WAY OF THAT SCHEME, PEOPLE WHO WERE DOING THEIR JOBS AND WHO WERE DOING THEIR JOBS AND WERE EITHER PRONE TO RAISE THE WERE EITHER PRONE TO RAISE THE ALARM ABOUT WHAT WAS HAPPENING ALARM ABOUT WHAT WAS HAPPENING OR JUST WOULDN’T HELP CARRYING OR JUST WOULDN’T HELP CARRYING IT OUT HAD TO GET PUSHED OUT. IT OUT HAD TO GET PUSHED OUT. WE KNOW, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT THE WE KNOW, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT THE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO UKRAINE, A U.S. AMBASSADOR TO UKRAINE, A CAREER FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER CAREER FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER NAMED MARIE YOVANOVITCH WAS NAMED MARIE YOVANOVITCH WAS SUDDENLY REMOVED FROM HER SUDDENLY REMOVED FROM HER POSITION AS AMBASSADOR BECAUSE POSITION AS AMBASSADOR BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE RUDY GIULIANI HAD PEOPLE LIKE RUDY GIULIANI HAD STARTED A CAMPAIGN TO DENOUNCE STARTED A CAMPAIGN TO DENOUNCE HER AND PEOPLE LIKE THE HER AND PEOPLE LIKE THE PRESIDENT’S ELDEST SON, DON PRESIDENT’S ELDEST SON, DON JUNIOR, SOON JOINED IN. JUNIOR, SOON JOINED IN. HERE, FOR EXAMPLE, IS A NICE HERE, FOR EXAMPLE, IS A NICE PICTURE OF DONALD TRUMP JR. ON PICTURE OF DONALD TRUMP JR. ON THE LEFT WITH THE TWO GUYS WHO THE LEFT WITH THE TWO GUYS WHO WERE ARRESTED LAST NIGHT, THAT’S WERE ARRESTED LAST NIGHT, THAT’S THE TWO OF THEM ON THE RIGHT. THE TWO OF THEM ON THE RIGHT. THE GUY IN BETWEEN THEM IS THE THE GUY IN BETWEEN THEM IS THE MAN WHO AT THE TIME WAS HEADING MAN WHO AT THE TIME WAS HEADING THE PRO TRUMP SUPER PAC TO WHICH THE PRO TRUMP SUPER PAC TO WHICH THOSE ARRESTED GUYS HAD JUST THOSE ARRESTED GUYS HAD JUST GIVEN A GIGANTIC $300,000 PLUS GIVEN A GIGANTIC $300,000 PLUS ILLEGAL DONATION. ILLEGAL DONATION. AFTER MARIE YOVANOVITCH WAS AFTER MARIE YOVANOVITCH WAS SLIMED BY PEOPLE LIKE RUDY SLIMED BY PEOPLE LIKE RUDY GIULIANI AND THE PRESIDENT’S GIULIANI AND THE PRESIDENT’S ELDEST SON WITH BOGUS ELDEST SON WITH BOGUS ALLEGATIONS AGAINST HER THAT HAD ALLEGATIONS AGAINST HER THAT HAD BEEN REPORTEDLY PROVIDED BY BEEN REPORTEDLY PROVIDED BY THESE TWO GUYS WHO HAVE NOW BEEN THESE TWO GUYS WHO HAVE NOW BEEN ARRESTED, AFTER SHE WAS RECALLED ARRESTED, AFTER SHE WAS RECALLED FROM KIEV, ONE OF THE FROM KIEV, ONE OF THE INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT THIS INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT THIS SAGA IS THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP SAGA IS THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP NEVER MADE AN EFFORT TO REPLACE NEVER MADE AN EFFORT TO REPLACE THE U.S. AMBASSADOR IN UKRAINE. THE U.S. AMBASSADOR IN UKRAINE. THERE’S NO NOMINEE FOR SOMEBODY THERE’S NO NOMINEE FOR SOMEBODY TO BE THE NEW U.S. AMBASSADOR TO BE THE NEW U.S. AMBASSADOR SINCE MARIE YOVANOVITCH WAS SINCE MARIE YOVANOVITCH WAS SECRETARY HOME.– SENT HOME. SECRETARY HOME.– SENT HOME. INSTEAD WHAT THE PRESIDENT DID INSTEAD WHAT THE PRESIDENT DID IS PUT IN A DIFFERENT GUY IN A IS PUT IN A DIFFERENT GUY IN A DIFFERENT ROLE BUT IT WAS AT THE DIFFERENT ROLE BUT IT WAS AT THE PRESIDENT’S REQUEST. PRESIDENT’S REQUEST. HE WAS SENT IN TO HANDLE THIS HE WAS SENT IN TO HANDLE THIS VERY SPECIAL SITUATION THAT THE VERY SPECIAL SITUATION THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS COOKING UP WITH PRESIDENT WAS COOKING UP WITH RUDY GIULIANI AND HIS BIG BAND RUDY GIULIANI AND HIS BIG BAND OF CORRUPTION FIGHTERS IN OF CORRUPTION FIGHTERS IN UKRAINE. UKRAINE.>>NOW, CERTAININGONCERNING YOUR>>NOW, CERTAININGONCERNING YOUR YOU’RE THE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO YOU’RE THE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE EU BUT HAVE BEEN SPENDING A THE EU BUT HAVE BEEN SPENDING A GREAT DEAL OF TIME IN CAN I I’VE GREAT DEAL OF TIME IN CAN I I’VE>>WELL, PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS NOT>>WELL, PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS NOT ONLY HONORED ME WITH THE JOB AS ONLY HONORED ME WITH THE JOB AS AMBASSADOR TO THE EU BUT HE’S AMBASSADOR TO THE EU BUT HE’S GIBB ME OTHER SPECIAL GIBB ME OTHER SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS, INCLUDING UKRAINE. ASSIGNMENTS, INCLUDING UKRAINE.>>THAT’S GORDON SONDLAND ON>>THAT’S GORDON SONDLAND ON UKRAINIAN TELEVISION AFTER OUR UKRAINIAN TELEVISION AFTER OUR U.S. AMBASSADOR TO UKRAINE, U.S. AMBASSADOR TO UKRAINE, MARIE YOVANOVITCH, WAS SENT HOME MARIE YOVANOVITCH, WAS SENT HOME APPARENTLY FOR PART OF THIS APPARENTLY FOR PART OF THIS SCHEME FOR WHICH THE PRESIDENT SCHEME FOR WHICH THE PRESIDENT IS BEING IMPEACHED. IS BEING IMPEACHED. GORDON SONDLAND DOES SEEM TO GORDON SONDLAND DOES SEEM TO HAVE PERSONALLY DIRECTED BY THE HAVE PERSONALLY DIRECTED BY THE PRESIDENT TO OVERSEE HIS PRESIDENT TO OVERSEE HIS INTERESTS IN UKRAINE, INCLUDING INTERESTS IN UKRAINE, INCLUDING NOW WHAT WE UNDERSTAND TO BE NOW WHAT WE UNDERSTAND TO BE THOSE INTERESTS. THOSE INTERESTS. SONDLAND, FOR EXAMPLE, APPEARS SONDLAND, FOR EXAMPLE, APPEARS TO BE THE ONE WHO PRESSED THE TO BE THE ONE WHO PRESSED THE UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT NOT ONLY TO UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT NOT ONLY TO OPEN INVESTIGATIONS INTO JOE OPEN INVESTIGATIONS INTO JOE BIDEN BUT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY BIDEN BUT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY MADE PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT MADE PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT THE FACT THAT THEY WERE DOING SO THE FACT THAT THEY WERE DOING SO BECAUSE IT SEEMS CLEAR WHAT THE BECAUSE IT SEEMS CLEAR WHAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WANTED FROM TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WANTED FROM UKRAINE WAS THE PUBLIC IMPACT OF UKRAINE WAS THE PUBLIC IMPACT OF ANNOUNCED INVESTIGATIONS INTO ANNOUNCED INVESTIGATIONS INTO BIDEN. BIDEN. THEY WANTED IT TO HAVE A PUBLIC THEY WANTED IT TO HAVE A PUBLIC IMPACT AND A POLITICAL EFFECT SO IMPACT AND A POLITICAL EFFECT SO IT WAS IMPORTANT THAT IT HAD TO IT WAS IMPORTANT THAT IT HAD TO BE ANNOUNCED OUT LOUD. BE ANNOUNCED OUT LOUD. GORDON SONDLAND IS THE ONE WHO GORDON SONDLAND IS THE ONE WHO DELIVERED THAT MESSAGE. DELIVERED THAT MESSAGE. SONDLAND ALSO SPOKE DIRECTLY TO SONDLAND ALSO SPOKE DIRECTLY TO PRESIDENT TRUMP ABOUT THE PRESIDENT TRUMP ABOUT THE UKRAINE SCHEME MULTIPLE TIMES, UKRAINE SCHEME MULTIPLE TIMES, INCLUDING TALKING DIRECTLY WITH INCLUDING TALKING DIRECTLY WITH THE PRESIDENT ON THE PHONE THE PRESIDENT ON THE PHONE IMMEDIATELY BEFORE THE PRESIDENT IMMEDIATELY BEFORE THE PRESIDENT MADE THE PHONE CALL TO THE MADE THE PHONE CALL TO THE UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT, WHICH IS UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT, WHICH IS NOW THE BASIS FOR THE NOW THE BASIS FOR THE PRESIDENT’S IMPEACHMENT. PRESIDENT’S IMPEACHMENT. SONDLAND ALSO REPORTEDLY TOLD SONDLAND ALSO REPORTEDLY TOLD WISCONSIN REPUBLICAN SENATOR RON WISCONSIN REPUBLICAN SENATOR RON JOHNSON THAT IN FACT PRESIDENT JOHNSON THAT IN FACT PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTED A QUID PRO QUO WITH TRUMP WANTED A QUID PRO QUO WITH UKRAINE. UKRAINE. THAT HE WAS NOT PLANNING ON THAT HE WAS NOT PLANNING ON GIVING THEM PROMISED MILITARY GIVING THEM PROMISED MILITARY AID UNLESS THE UKRAINIAN AID UNLESS THE UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT INITIATED GOVERNMENT INITIATED INVESTIGATIONS THAT THE TRUMP INVESTIGATIONS THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WAS REQUESTING. ADMINISTRATION WAS REQUESTING. IN “THE WASHINGTON POST” IN “THE WASHINGTON POST” TONIGHT, GORDON SONDLAND BLURTED TONIGHT, GORDON SONDLAND BLURTED OUT AT A WHITE HOUSE MEETING OUT AT A WHITE HOUSE MEETING THAT UKRAINE NEEDED TO START UP THAT UKRAINE NEEDED TO START UP SOME INVESTIGATIONS, AN OUT SOME INVESTIGATIONS, AN OUT BURST AT A WHITE HOUSE MEETING BURST AT A WHITE HOUSE MEETING THAT CAUSED ALARM AMONG OTHER THAT CAUSED ALARM AMONG OTHER NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICIALS. NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICIALS. SO THIS ENDS UP BEING SORT OF AN SO THIS ENDS UP BEING SORT OF AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE DYNAMIC IMPORTANT PART OF THE DYNAMIC FOR HOW THEY CARRIED THIS THING FOR HOW THEY CARRIED THIS THING OUT, RIGHT? OUT, RIGHT? TRUMP WASN’T DOING THIS ALONE. TRUMP WASN’T DOING THIS ALONE. HE HAD TO USE THE U.S. HE HAD TO USE THE U.S. GOVERNMENT TO TRY TO EFFECTUATE GOVERNMENT TO TRY TO EFFECTUATE THIS SCHEME. THIS SCHEME. IN ORDER TO DO SO THEY HAD TO IN ORDER TO DO SO THEY HAD TO GET THE NORMAL FOREIGN SERVICE GET THE NORMAL FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICERS, ITS NORMAL LAW-ABIDING OFFICERS, ITS NORMAL LAW-ABIDING CAREER OFFICIALS OUT OF HER SO CAREER OFFICIALS OUT OF HER SO THEY CAN INSTEAD DE FACTO THEY CAN INSTEAD DE FACTO REPLACE THE UKRAINE AMBASSADOR REPLACE THE UKRAINE AMBASSADOR WITH THIS OTHER GUY WHO WAS WITH THIS OTHER GUY WHO WAS APPARENTLY HAPPIER TO BE PART OF APPARENTLY HAPPIER TO BE PART OF THE SCHEME. THE SCHEME. I MEAN IN THIS CASE GORDON I MEAN IN THIS CASE GORDON SONDLAND WAS REPORTEDLY PUT IN SONDLAND WAS REPORTEDLY PUT IN TO TAKE OVER U.S. RELATIONS WITH TO TAKE OVER U.S. RELATIONS WITH UKRAINE, EVEN THOUGH ON PAPER UKRAINE, EVEN THOUGH ON PAPER WHAT HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE WAS WHAT HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE WAS THE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE THE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE EUROPEAN UNION. EUROPEAN UNION. UKRAINE IS NOT PART OF THE UKRAINE IS NOT PART OF THE EUROPEAN UNION. EUROPEAN UNION. WHY WOULD HE BE THE AMBASSADOR WHY WOULD HE BE THE AMBASSADOR TO THEM AND ALSO HAVE UKRAINE TO THEM AND ALSO HAVE UKRAINE TACKED ONTO IT? TACKED ONTO IT? HE ALSO HAS ZERO EXPERIENCE AS A HE ALSO HAS ZERO EXPERIENCE AS A DIPLOMAT WHATSOEVER. DIPLOMAT WHATSOEVER. HE’S A PORTLAND HOTEL GUY. HE’S A PORTLAND HOTEL GUY. HE ONLY GOT HIS AMBASSADORSHIP HE ONLY GOT HIS AMBASSADORSHIP AFTER GIVING A MILLION DOLLARS AFTER GIVING A MILLION DOLLARS TO PRESIDENT TRUMP’S INAUGURAL TO PRESIDENT TRUMP’S INAUGURAL COMMITTEE THROUGH A SERIES OF COMMITTEE THROUGH A SERIES OF ANONYMOUS LLCs THAT WERE ANONYMOUS LLCs THAT WERE INTENDED TO CONCEAL HIS IDENTITY INTENDED TO CONCEAL HIS IDENTITY AS A MILLION DOLLAR DONOR. AS A MILLION DOLLAR DONOR. SONDLAND WAS DUE TO TESTIFY SONDLAND WAS DUE TO TESTIFY ABOUT HIS ROLE IN THIS SCHEME ABOUT HIS ROLE IN THIS SCHEME EARLIER THIS WEEK. EARLIER THIS WEEK. THAT WAS BLOCKED BY THE STATE THAT WAS BLOCKED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT. DEPARTMENT. AMBASSADOR YOVANOVITCH, THE AMBASSADOR YOVANOVITCH, THE PERSON HE EFFECTIVELY REPLACED PERSON HE EFFECTIVELY REPLACED AFTER SHE WAS PUSHED OUT FOR NOT AFTER SHE WAS PUSHED OUT FOR NOT BEING WILLING TO GO ALONG WITH BEING WILLING TO GO ALONG WITH THE SCHEME, SHE IS DUE TO THE SCHEME, SHE IS DUE TO TESTIFY TOMORROW BEFORE THE TESTIFY TOMORROW BEFORE THE IMPEACHMENT COMMITTEES. IMPEACHMENT COMMITTEES. AS YET THAT TESTIMONY APPEARS AS YET THAT TESTIMONY APPEARS NOT TO BE BLOCKED BECAUSE SHE IS NOT TO BE BLOCKED BECAUSE SHE IS STILL A STATE DEPARTMENT STILL A STATE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEE. EMPLOYEE. SHE’S STILL A SERVING FOREIGN SHE’S STILL A SERVING FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER. SERVICE OFFICER. SOME OBSERVERS HAVE RAISED THE SOME OBSERVERS HAVE RAISED THE PROSPECT THAT SHE MIGHT HAVE TO PROSPECT THAT SHE MIGHT HAVE TO QUIT THE STATE DEPARTMENT IF SHE QUIT THE STATE DEPARTMENT IF SHE WANTS TO IN FACT GIVE THIS WANTS TO IN FACT GIVE THIS TESTIMONY TOMORROW MORNING. TESTIMONY TOMORROW MORNING. THAT IS IF SECRETARY OF STATE THAT IS IF SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO TAKES STEPS TO BLOCK MIKE POMPEO TAKES STEPS TO BLOCK HER FROM SHOWING UP. HER FROM SHOWING UP. BUT I WANT TO POINT OUT THIS BUT I WANT TO POINT OUT THIS ARTICLE THAT I THINK OTHERWISE ARTICLE THAT I THINK OTHERWISE GOT A LITTLE BIT OVERSHADOWED GOT A LITTLE BIT OVERSHADOWED TODAY JUST BECAUSE OF ALL OF THE TODAY JUST BECAUSE OF ALL OF THE HULLABALOO AROUND THESE ARRESTS. HULLABALOO AROUND THESE ARRESTS. “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL” “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL” REPORTS ON ANOTHER INSTANCE THAT REPORTS ON ANOTHER INSTANCE THAT LOOKS JUST LIKE THIS WITHIN THIS LOOKS JUST LIKE THIS WITHIN THIS SCHEME. SCHEME. THIS DYNAMIC WHERE THEY HAVE TO THIS DYNAMIC WHERE THEY HAVE TO GET THE REAL PUBLIC OFFICIAL, GET THE REAL PUBLIC OFFICIAL, THE TECHNOCRATIC PERSON OUT OF THE TECHNOCRATIC PERSON OUT OF THE WAY SO THEY CAN REPLACE THEM THE WAY SO THEY CAN REPLACE THEM WITH SOMEONE WILLING TO BE PART WITH SOMEONE WILLING TO BE PART OF THE PRESIDENT’S SCHEME. OF THE PRESIDENT’S SCHEME. ACCORDING TO THIS VERY IMPORTANT ACCORDING TO THIS VERY IMPORTANT ARTICLE TODAY IN “THE WALL ARTICLE TODAY IN “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL” TRUMP AND STREET JOURNAL” TRUMP AND GIULIANI APPEAR TO HAVE NOT ONLY GIULIANI APPEAR TO HAVE NOT ONLY DONE THAT WITH THE U.S. DONE THAT WITH THE U.S. AMBASSADOR, THEY APPEAR TO HAVE AMBASSADOR, THEY APPEAR TO HAVE DONE THAT INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE DONE THAT INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE ITSELF WHEN IT COMES TO MILITARY ITSELF WHEN IT COMES TO MILITARY AID TO UKRAINE. AID TO UKRAINE. ACCORDING TO “THE WALL STREET ACCORDING TO “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL” THEY REPLACED CAREER JOURNAL” THEY REPLACED CAREER STAFFERS INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE STAFFERS INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE WHO WORKED ON BUDGET ISSUES WHO WORKED ON BUDGET ISSUES AFTER THOSE CAREER OFFICIALS AFTER THOSE CAREER OFFICIALS RAISED CONCERNS ABOUT THE RAISED CONCERNS ABOUT THE LEGALITY OF THE PRESIDENT LEGALITY OF THE PRESIDENT BLOCKING THIS MILITARY AID. BLOCKING THIS MILITARY AID. QUOTE, AFTER CAREER BUDGET STAFF QUOTE, AFTER CAREER BUDGET STAFF MEMBERS QUESTIONED THE LEGALITY MEMBERS QUESTIONED THE LEGALITY OF DELAYING AID FUNDS TO OF DELAYING AID FUNDS TO UKRAINE, THE WHITE HOUSE GAVE A UKRAINE, THE WHITE HOUSE GAVE A POLITICALLY APPOINTED OFFICIAL POLITICALLY APPOINTED OFFICIAL THE AUTHORITY TO KEEP THE AID ON THE AUTHORITY TO KEEP THE AID ON HOLD. HOLD. QUOTE, AFTER CAREER STAFF BEGAN QUOTE, AFTER CAREER STAFF BEGAN RAISING THEIR CONCERNS, RAISING THEIR CONCERNS, POLITICAL APPOINTEE MICHAEL POLITICAL APPOINTEE MICHAEL DUFFY WAS GIVEN THE AUTHORITY DUFFY WAS GIVEN THE AUTHORITY FOR CONTINUING TO KEEP THE AID FOR CONTINUING TO KEEP THE AID RETAINED. RETAINED. THE INVOLVEMENT OF A POLITICAL THE INVOLVEMENT OF A POLITICAL OFFICIAL LIKE MR. DUFFY IN THE OFFICIAL LIKE MR. DUFFY IN THE APROPORTIONMENT PROCESS IS APROPORTIONMENT PROCESS IS UNUSUAL. UNUSUAL. ACCORDING TO SEVERAL FORMER OMB ACCORDING TO SEVERAL FORMER OMB OFFICIALS, CAREER STAFF HAVE OFFICIALS, CAREER STAFF HAVE HISTORICALLY OVERSEEN THE HISTORICALLY OVERSEEN THE APPORTIONMENT PROCESS, PEOPLE APPORTIONMENT PROCESS, PEOPLE WITH YEARS AND SOMETIMES DECADES WITH YEARS AND SOMETIMES DECADES OF TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE OF TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE FUNDING PROCESS. FUNDING PROCESS. ALL RIGHT, BUT THAT’S THE ALL RIGHT, BUT THAT’S THE PROBLEM, SEE. PROBLEM, SEE. PEOPLE WITH YEARS OR DECADES OF PEOPLE WITH YEARS OR DECADES OF TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE FUNDING PROCESS AND THE LEGAL FUNDING PROCESS AND THE LEGAL STANDARDS NECESSARY FOR HOLDING STANDARDS NECESSARY FOR HOLDING UP CONGRESSIONALLY APPROVED UP CONGRESSIONALLY APPROVED MONEY, THOSE WOULD BE MONEY, THOSE WOULD BE INCONVENIENT PEOPLE IN THE INCONVENIENT PEOPLE IN THE PROCESS IF YOU WERE TRYING TONE PROCESS IF YOU WERE TRYING TONE ENACT A CRIMINAL SCHEME TO ENACT A CRIMINAL SCHEME TO WITHHOLD MONEY UNTIL THEY WITHHOLD MONEY UNTIL THEY COUGHED UP DIRT THAT YOU COULD COUGHED UP DIRT THAT YOU COULD USE IN YOUR RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN USE IN YOUR RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN AGAINST YOUR OPPONENTS. AGAINST YOUR OPPONENTS. AND SO AFTER CAREER TECHNOCRATIC AND SO AFTER CAREER TECHNOCRATIC OFFICIALS EXPRESSED CONCERNS OFFICIALS EXPRESSED CONCERNS ABOUT THE ILLEGALITY OF WHAT THE ABOUT THE ILLEGALITY OF WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE WAS TRYING TO DO, WHITE HOUSE WAS TRYING TO DO, THE WHITE HOUSE TOOK THOSE THE WHITE HOUSE TOOK THOSE PEOPLE OUT OF THE PROCESS AND PEOPLE OUT OF THE PROCESS AND INSTEAD INSTALLED THIS GUY, INSTEAD INSTALLED THIS GUY, MICHAEL DUFFY, TO BE IN CHARGE MICHAEL DUFFY, TO BE IN CHARGE OF UKRAINE’S MILITARY AID. OF UKRAINE’S MILITARY AID. NOW, WHAT’S HIS BACKGROUND THAT NOW, WHAT’S HIS BACKGROUND THAT MIGHT MAKE HIM A BETTER FIT MIGHT MAKE HIM A BETTER FIT INSIDE THIS SCHEME? INSIDE THIS SCHEME? HE’S THE FORMER EXECUTIVE HE’S THE FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE WISCONSIN DIRECTOR OF THE WISCONSIN REPUBLICAN PARTY. REPUBLICAN PARTY. SO MAYBE THAT’S ENOUGH. SO MAYBE THAT’S ENOUGH. THAT’S PERFECT. THAT’S PERFECT. THEY HAVE GOT TO GET THE REAL THEY HAVE GOT TO GET THE REAL PEOPLE, THE CAREER PEOPLE, PEOPLE, THE CAREER PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY THE PEOPLE WHO KNOW ESPECIALLY THE PEOPLE WHO KNOW WHAT’S ILLEGAL, THEY HAVE GOT TO WHAT’S ILLEGAL, THEY HAVE GOT TO GET THEM OUT OF THE WAY SO THEY GET THEM OUT OF THE WAY SO THEY CAN INSTEAD INSTALL THE MILLION CAN INSTEAD INSTALL THE MILLION DOLLAR INAUGURAL DONOR AND THE DOLLAR INAUGURAL DONOR AND THE GUY FROM THE WISCONSIN GUY FROM THE WISCONSIN REPUBLICAN PARTY TO BE IN CHARGE REPUBLICAN PARTY TO BE IN CHARGE OF WHAT IS OTHERWISE TO BE THE OF WHAT IS OTHERWISE TO BE THE PROFESSIONAL WORKINGS OF THE PROFESSIONAL WORKINGS OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. U.S. GOVERNMENT. YOU HAVE TO GET THOSE GUYS INTO YOU HAVE TO GET THOSE GUYS INTO THESE KEY POSITIONS IF WHAT THE THESE KEY POSITIONS IF WHAT THE NEW PURPOSE OF THE U.S. NEW PURPOSE OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IS, IS EXTORTING GOVERNMENT IS, IS EXTORTING FOREIGN COUNTRIES THAT ARE FOREIGN COUNTRIES THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO BE OUR ALLIES INTO SUPPOSED TO BE OUR ALLIES INTO PARTICIPATING ILLEGALLY IN THE PARTICIPATING ILLEGALLY IN THE PRESIDENT’S RE-ELECTION EFFORT PRESIDENT’S RE-ELECTION EFFORT AND TAKING THESE WILD SWINGS AT AND TAKING THESE WILD SWINGS AT DEMOCRATS, JUST TO MAKE TRUMP’S DEMOCRATS, JUST TO MAKE TRUMP’S RE-ELECTION EFFORT A LITTLE BIT RE-ELECTION EFFORT A LITTLE BIT EASIER. EASIER. THE PROBLEM WITH THIS IS THAT THE PROBLEM WITH THIS IS THAT BECAUSE THEY ACTUALLY TRIED TO BECAUSE THEY ACTUALLY TRIED TO ENACT THIS SCHEME USING THE U.S. ENACT THIS SCHEME USING THE U.S. GOVERNMENT AND MOVING IN GOVERNMENT AND MOVING IN INCONVENIENT PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR INCONVENIENT PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR WAY, THERE’S A PAPER TRAIL. WAY, THERE’S A PAPER TRAIL. YOU IDIOTS. YOU IDIOTS. I MEAN “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL” I MEAN “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL” TONIGHT DESCRIBING A PUBLIC TONIGHT DESCRIBING A PUBLIC DOCUMENT INDICATING THE CHANGE DOCUMENT INDICATING THE CHANGE INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE ONCE THEY INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE ONCE THEY OUSTED THE CAREER PEOPLE WHO OUSTED THE CAREER PEOPLE WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS ILLEGAL AND THOUGHT THIS WAS ILLEGAL AND INSTEAD INSTALLED THEIR OWN GUY. INSTEAD INSTALLED THEIR OWN GUY. WITH GORDON SONDLAND BEING WITH GORDON SONDLAND BEING SHOVED TO RUN THINGS IN UKRAINE SHOVED TO RUN THINGS IN UKRAINE AFTER THEY OUSTED THE REAL AFTER THEY OUSTED THE REAL AMBASSADOR, THERE’S A PAPER AMBASSADOR, THERE’S A PAPER TRAIL THERE TOO. TRAIL THERE TOO. WE’VE SEEN THE TEXT MESSAGES, WE’VE SEEN THE TEXT MESSAGES, RIGHT? RIGHT? AS I SAID ON THE PHONE I THINK AS I SAID ON THE PHONE I THINK IT’S CRAZY TO WITHHOLD SECURITY IT’S CRAZY TO WITHHOLD SECURITY ASSISTANCE FOR HELP WITH A ASSISTANCE FOR HELP WITH A POLITICAL CAMPAIGN. POLITICAL CAMPAIGN. THIS STUFF IS ALL WRITTEN DOWN, THIS STUFF IS ALL WRITTEN DOWN, BECAUSE THEY TRIED TO DO THESE BECAUSE THEY TRIED TO DO THESE THINGS THROUGH THE U.S. THINGS THROUGH THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. GOVERNMENT. THERE IS A PAPER TRAIL FOR ALL THERE IS A PAPER TRAIL FOR ALL OF THESE THINGS. OF THESE THINGS. AND YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE THERE AND YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE THERE ARE? ARE? WITNESSES. WITNESSES. INCLUDING THE UNDISAPPEARABLE INCLUDING THE UNDISAPPEARABLE TRUE-LIFE STORIES OF THE REAL TRUE-LIFE STORIES OF THE REAL PUBLIC OFFICIALS, THE NORMAL, PUBLIC OFFICIALS, THE NORMAL, NONPOLITICAL, TECHNOCRATIC NONPOLITICAL, TECHNOCRATIC CAREER STAFF PEOPLE WHO WERE AT CAREER STAFF PEOPLE WHO WERE AT MULTIPLE LEVELS PUSHED OUT AFTER MULTIPLE LEVELS PUSHED OUT AFTER RAISING THE ALARMS ABOUT THIS RAISING THE ALARMS ABOUT THIS ILLEGAL SCHEME THAT THE ILLEGAL SCHEME THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS CARRYING OUT OR PRESIDENT WAS CARRYING OUT OR JUST REFUSING TO TAKE PART IN JUST REFUSING TO TAKE PART IN IT. IT. MARIE YOVANOVITCH IS DUE TO MARIE YOVANOVITCH IS DUE TO TESTIFY TO THE IMPEACHMENT TESTIFY TO THE IMPEACHMENT COMMITTEES TOMORROW. COMMITTEES TOMORROW. FIONA HILL, TOP RUSSIA AID ON FIONA HILL, TOP RUSSIA AID ON THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL IS THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL IS DUE TO TESTIFY ON MONDAY. DUE TO TESTIFY ON MONDAY. NBC TONIGHT REPORTING ON HER NBC TONIGHT REPORTING ON HER INTENTIONS ON THAT TESTIMONY. INTENTIONS ON THAT TESTIMONY. BOTH WILL COME UNDER DISGUSTING BOTH WILL COME UNDER DISGUSTING ATTACK FROM CONSERVATIVE MEDIA ATTACK FROM CONSERVATIVE MEDIA AND FROM THE PRESIDENT’S ALLIES AND FROM THE PRESIDENT’S ALLIES IN CONGRESS AND FROM THE WHITE IN CONGRESS AND FROM THE WHITE HOUSE. HOUSE. THEY WILL COME UNDER INCREDIBLE THEY WILL COME UNDER INCREDIBLE PRESSURE TO TRY TO PREVENT THEM PRESSURE TO TRY TO PREVENT THEM FROM TESTIFYING TOMORROW AND FROM TESTIFYING TOMORROW AND MONDAY. MONDAY. IN TERMS OF WHAT HAPPENS NEXT IN TERMS OF WHAT HAPPENS NEXT HERE, WE’LL PRESUMABLY GET HERE, WE’LL PRESUMABLY GET EFFORTS FROM THE PRESIDENT AND EFFORTS FROM THE PRESIDENT AND HIS ELDEST SON TO EXPLAIN AWAY HIS ELDEST SON TO EXPLAIN AWAY THEIR PHOTOS WITH THE GUYS WHO THEIR PHOTOS WITH THE GUYS WHO HAVE JUST BEEN ARRESTED IN THIS HAVE JUST BEEN ARRESTED IN THIS SCHEME. SCHEME. “THE NEW YORK TIMES” REPORTS “THE NEW YORK TIMES” REPORTS THAT THE FOURTH OF FOUR MEN WHO THAT THE FOURTH OF FOUR MEN WHO WERE CHARGED IN THIS SCHEME WERE CHARGED IN THIS SCHEME TODAY IS EXPECTED TO SURRENDER TODAY IS EXPECTED TO SURRENDER HIMSELF TO AUTHORITIES. HIMSELF TO AUTHORITIES. THERE WERE FOUR PEOPLE IN TOTAL THERE WERE FOUR PEOPLE IN TOTAL CHARGED IN THIS ILLEGAL CAMPAIGN CHARGED IN THIS ILLEGAL CAMPAIGN DONATION SCHEME TODAY. DONATION SCHEME TODAY. THOSE TWO GUYS I SHOWED THE MUG THOSE TWO GUYS I SHOWED THE MUG SHOTS OF, THEY WERE ARRESTED SHOTS OF, THEY WERE ARRESTED LAST NIGHT AT DULLES. LAST NIGHT AT DULLES. THE THIRD WAS ARRESTED IN SAN THE THIRD WAS ARRESTED IN SAN FRANCISCO AND HAS ALREADY FRANCISCO AND HAS ALREADY APPEARED IN COURT. APPEARED IN COURT. THE FOURTH ONE HAS BEEN AT LARGE THE FOURTH ONE HAS BEEN AT LARGE ALL DAY BUT “THE NEW YORK TIMES” ALL DAY BUT “THE NEW YORK TIMES” IS REPORTING THAT HE IS EXPECTED IS REPORTING THAT HE IS EXPECTED TO SOON TURN HIMSELF IN. TO SOON TURN HIMSELF IN. WE DON’T KNOW WHO THE RUSSIAN WE DON’T KNOW WHO THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL IS WHO THE INDICTMENT NATIONAL IS WHO THE INDICTMENT SAYS PUT UP A CONSIDERABLE SAYS PUT UP A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT GIULIANI’S AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT GIULIANI’S CLIENTS STARTED SPREADING AROUND CLIENTS STARTED SPREADING AROUND TO LOTS AND LOTS AND REPUBLICAN TO LOTS AND LOTS AND REPUBLICAN ENTITIES AND CANDIDATES OVER THE ENTITIES AND CANDIDATES OVER THE COURSE OF THIS ALLEGED ILLEGAL COURSE OF THIS ALLEGED ILLEGAL SCAM. SCAM. WE KNOW MANY OF THESE ENTITIES WE KNOW MANY OF THESE ENTITIES AND CANDIDATES INCLUDING THE AND CANDIDATES INCLUDING THE NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE, THE NATIONAL HOUSE COMMITTEE, THE NATIONAL HOUSE ELECTION CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE, WE ELECTION CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE, WE KNOW THAT THE NRCC, THE HOUSE KNOW THAT THE NRCC, THE HOUSE MINORITY LEADER, KEVIN McCARTHY. MINORITY LEADER, KEVIN McCARTHY. WE KNOW FLORIDA GOVERNOR RON WE KNOW FLORIDA GOVERNOR RON DeSANTIS AND OTHERS HAVE MADE DeSANTIS AND OTHERS HAVE MADE ANNOUNCEMENTS THAT THEY WILL ANNOUNCEMENTS THAT THEY WILL RETURNING THOSE FUNDS OR DONATE RETURNING THOSE FUNDS OR DONATE THEM TO CHARITY. THEM TO CHARITY. SO THE NEWS IS COMING IN FAST SO THE NEWS IS COMING IN FAST NOW. NOW. THE ENERGY SECRETARY, RICK THE ENERGY SECRETARY, RICK PERRY, JUST GOT SUBPOENAED BY PERRY, JUST GOT SUBPOENAED BY THE IMPEACHMENT COMMITTEES. THE IMPEACHMENT COMMITTEES. THE WHISTLE-BLOWER WHO SET OFF THE WHISTLE-BLOWER WHO SET OFF THIS IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDING HAS THIS IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDING HAS COMMUNICATED THAT HE WANTS TO COMMUNICATED THAT HE WANTS TO GIVE HIS TESTIMONY IN WRITING GIVE HIS TESTIMONY IN WRITING BECAUSE HE IS SO WORRIED ABOUT BECAUSE HE IS SO WORRIED ABOUT HIS IDENTITY BEING UNMASKED BY HIS IDENTITY BEING UNMASKED BY REPUBLICANS OR BY THE WHITE REPUBLICANS OR BY THE WHITE HOUSE. HOUSE. FOR THEIR PART THE IMPEACHMENT FOR THEIR PART THE IMPEACHMENT COMMITTEES NOW SAY THEY MAY NO COMMITTEES NOW SAY THEY MAY NO LONGER MAKE PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS LONGER MAKE PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT WHICH FORMER OFFICIALS ABOUT WHICH FORMER OFFICIALS THEY ARE ASKING TO COME IN AND THEY ARE ASKING TO COME IN AND GIVE DEPOSITIONS AND PROVIDE GIVE DEPOSITIONS AND PROVIDE DOCUMENTS. DOCUMENTS. THAT’S AN EFFORT TO SHIELD THOSE THAT’S AN EFFORT TO SHIELD THOSE FORMER OFFICIALS FROM PRESSURE FORMER OFFICIALS FROM PRESSURE BY THE PRESIDENT AND BY THE BY THE PRESIDENT AND BY THE CONSERVATIVE MEDIA TO TRY TO CONSERVATIVE MEDIA TO TRY TO INTIMIDATE THOSE PEOPLE OUT OF INTIMIDATE THOSE PEOPLE OUT OF PROVIDING THEIR TESTIMONY. PROVIDING THEIR TESTIMONY. I DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO DO I DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO DO WITH THIS BUT AFTER ALL THE BIG WITH THIS BUT AFTER ALL THE BIG HEADLINE NEWS YESTERDAY THAT THE HEADLINE NEWS YESTERDAY THAT THE PRESIDENT HAD RETAINED FORMER PRESIDENT HAD RETAINED FORMER REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN TREY REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN TREY GOWDY TO COME BACK TO LEAD HIS GOWDY TO COME BACK TO LEAD HIS IMPEACHMENT DEFENSE TEAM, IT IMPEACHMENT DEFENSE TEAM, IT APPEARED THAT FIZZLED OUT AND APPEARED THAT FIZZLED OUT AND MAYBE CONGRESSMAN GOWDY WON’T BE MAYBE CONGRESSMAN GOWDY WON’T BE DOING THAT AT ALL. DOING THAT AT ALL. I DON’T KNOW IF IT’S TOO LATE I DON’T KNOW IF IT’S TOO LATE FOR HIM TO GET HIS FOX NEWS GIG FOR HIM TO GET HIS FOX NEWS GIG BACK IN THE MEANTIME, BUT IT BACK IN THE MEANTIME, BUT IT APPEARS THAT HE MAY NOT BE GOING APPEARS THAT HE MAY NOT BE GOING TO WASHINGTON. TO WASHINGTON. THE IMPEACHMENT SAGA REMAINS AT THE IMPEACHMENT SAGA REMAINS AT ITS CORE AS SIMPLE AS IT HAS ITS CORE AS SIMPLE AS IT HAS BEEN FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. BEEN FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. THE INVOLVEMENT OF ALL THESE THE INVOLVEMENT OF ALL THESE OTHER PEOPLE IN THE SCHEME IS OTHER PEOPLE IN THE SCHEME IS NOW PROVING TO BE A FASCINATING NOW PROVING TO BE A FASCINATING STORY AND A CRIMINAL ONE AS STORY AND A CRIMINAL ONE AS WELL. WELL. BUT THIS IS BASICALLY THE STORY BUT THIS IS BASICALLY THE STORY OF THE PEOPLE WHO TRIED TO OF THE PEOPLE WHO TRIED TO IMPLEMENT THE PRESIDENT’S SCHEME IMPLEMENT THE PRESIDENT’S SCHEME TO GET HELP FROM A FOREIGN TO GET HELP FROM A FOREIGN COUNTRY FOR HIS ELECTION. COUNTRY FOR HIS ELECTION. AS CRIMINAL CHARGES START TO BE AS CRIMINAL CHARGES START TO BE BROUGHT HERE, AS OTHER PEOPLE BROUGHT HERE, AS OTHER PEOPLE START TO FEAR LEGAL JEOPARDY AND START TO FEAR LEGAL JEOPARDY AND CAREER JEOPARDY HERE LET ALONE CAREER JEOPARDY HERE LET ALONE EXPOSURE AND SHAME, MORE WILL EXPOSURE AND SHAME, MORE WILL SHAKE LOOSE. SHAKE LOOSE. BUT THE CENTRAL ALLEGATION AT BUT THE CENTRAL ALLEGATION AT THE HEART OF THE PRESIDENT’S THE HEART OF THE PRESIDENT’S IMPEACHMENT REMAINS AS SIMPLE AS IMPEACHMENT REMAINS AS SIMPLE AS IT EVER WAS. IT EVER WAS. JUST A LANDMARK DAY TODAY. JUST A LANDMARK DAY TODAY. ONE OF THE REPORTERS WHO HELPED ONE OF THE REPORTERS WHO HELPED UNRAVEL THIS THING FROM THE VERY UNRAVEL THIS THING FROM THE VERY BEGINNING BY DOING THE FIRST BEGINNING BY DOING THE FIRST FOLLOW THE MONEY REPORTING THAT FOLLOW THE MONEY REPORTING THAT APPEARS TO HAVE LED TO THIS APPEARS TO HAVE LED TO THIS INDICTMENT TODAY, HE’S GOING TO INDICTMENT TODAY, HE’S GOING TO JOIN US TONIGHT AS WILL JOIN US TONIGHT AS WILL CONGRESSMAN ADAM SCHIFF, WHO IS CONGRESSMAN ADAM SCHIFF, WHO IS THE LEAD ON THE IMPEACHMENT

100 thoughts on “Facilitators Looked Past Legal Concerns In Trump Ukraine Scheme | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

  1. Gowdy is a good lawyer, but what breaks him is that he can spin conspiracy theories into a legal matters without being able to land into the veracity of the facts they created in their conspiracy theories…that was happened into Benghazi affair. So each and one of the investigations they had concocted against the Clintons. Politics at its best but this guy got cut up into the whirlpool. So bad. I like him.

  2. Trump is desperate cuz if doesn't win in 2020.
    It's the big house for him. Trump and his mobs need to be imprisoned.
    FOR GOOD

  3. Just here to watch all the #TDS people think they finally got Trump. See you guys in 2020, when Trump wins again. I have my popcorn and drink's ready to see you guys cry once again. #Trump2020LandSlideVictory

  4. The Johnson Barr is currently brainwashing-briefing this guy to give the non-answers they prefer for his Oct 17th 'Plead the 5th' testimony.

  5. Oh ya Trump is so confident in the job he is doing that he has to commit Felony Campaign Financial Fraud to try to get elected in 2020. What a weak and disturbed man.

  6. These guys are exactly like the "Plumbers", the Watergate burglars that was the tip of the iceberg for the Nixon Administration.

  7. Trey Gowdy was in my mind Mr. Constitution. IF he agrees to represent Dementia 45? He will be forever stained with the corruption of this criminal. He will be thrown to the trash heap of used Dementia 45 people.

  8. """WHY ARE POS COPS SO AFRAID OF A CAMERA , BECAUSE THE CAMERA DON'T LIE AND THEY DO …………. FTP"""
    """THE REPUBLIKKKANS …….TRAITORS OF AMERICA …….. FDT"""

  9. Wow, this is a complete ring of corruption.
    But that's exactly the way trump has always operated.
    What I find Astonishing is the fact that so many are willing to go along with this corruption.
    Selling their souls to individual 1.

  10. I can't get over it. I may nit have agreed with all of trey gowdys opinions and policy ideas but i at least respected him as a person and a congressman.

  11. Trump wants war with Iran. War time president has more power hope and pray he doesn't get his wish. Many dyeing for his chance of re election. Scary ,sad times.

  12. Hey , Mussolini , can you spell N-I-X-O-N …..and W-A-T-E-R-G-A-T-E ……hows about S-P-I-R-O A-G-N-E-W ……give a try , I gave you some hints !!!

  13. US Supreme Court US v Nixon: Executive Privilege does NOT apply to Congresional Investigations, he had to turn over the tapes. He resigned between turning over the tapes, and the full House of Representatives voting on filing the Articles of Impeachment. BECAUSE of that decision, Obstruction of Justice charges were included, he had done the exact same thing as Trump is, denying Citizens of the United States of America their right to testify to Congress. An Obstruction of Justice has absolutely NOTHING to do with the results of an investigation, it only applies to the actual investigation. ANY attempt to block or hinder in any way an ongoing investigation is an Obstruction of Justice. What that FOOL in the White House doesn't get, the Statute of Limitations clock can't start counting down untill he stops breaking the law. His latest B$ just keeps pushing it into the future.

  14. I can only imagine how many scams and corrupt schemes Trumpanzee and his swamp are doing,that we haven't or never will hear publicly.

  15. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves. It was called the Emancipation Proclamation but after that the remaining slaves were hanged from the neck until dead, and this was called a picnic (?)

  16. unfounded information spoken about with more words and frequency is still hearsay, could she not stop spewing out the same shaped TRUMPLOVE lies, such hatred in the media has to go before anyone will ever believe again.

  17. MSNBC you as publisher of your own videos here should know better and give the actual date along with the published date. I consider it to be improper reporting to do this and misquote the actual date of the production of the broadcast thereby leading those who decide to 'click' it is breaking news.

  18. 1: Rudy Giuliani IS the personal lawyer for the President of The United States of America.
    2: We now know that Rudy Giuliani is ALSO working for these two Ukrainians, Lev Parnas, and Igor Fruman.
    3: The Ukrainians were VERY well funded by a shadowy third person, known to be Russian.
    4: How much more treasonous CAN this become? We're living in a trashy, third rate detective/spy novel. This is beyond disgusting…

  19. What about RUSAL, the Russian Company thatMOSCOW MOB MASSACRE MITCH brought to Kentucky. OLEG DERIPASKA Putin trump and McConnell’s GOOD FRIEND. trump lifted SANCTIONS to allow him in OUR COUNTRY. He also has made SIZABLE DONATIONS to trump and McConnell. RUSAL is reported to be a front for the Russian Mob

  20. They are going to return funds, they are only saying that because they were caught. No one takes money and put it in a bank and don't spent it because they think its illegal, what they should have done is reported it to the FBI.

  21. Donald Trump is having major regret over winning the presidency, he thought he could take his criminal mentality to Washington DC.

  22. WOW!! You guys are actually so twisted. So NOW the president is being impeached? Hmmm..you skipped right past the IMPEACHMENT IQUIRY? What about others who said she was not fulfilling the role properly??

  23. Racheal makes it so clear that anyone with a 5th grade education can clearly understand the truth…if any one disagrees, just admit what you are!!

  24. So… they're giving the money to charity you say.
    So… if I was to rob a bank (or anything else) and get caught after doing the crime, can I just donate the proceeds to charity and walk away? Yeah, no…. I guess that option is only for the 'special' people in the upper level society.

  25. So Trump was replacing all the inside "disagreeing officials" with his "enablers" to execute and commit all of what he wanted yo do. Anybody who still "believes" Trump as a leader of America should stop now to think what a President should do and how he should behave "within the legality"… Otherwise they all are siding the criminal conducts committed by Trump and they ate not the legal abiding people. All the money involved in the criminal schemes designed by Trump for his own benefits.

  26. MSNBC, you need to assign each show their own channel so I can be sure not to miss any Maddow! Or at least put her name first in the title!

  27. Thanks Rachel for keeping us up to the mark. traitor evil Hitler trump and Coward GOP's do not CARE and RESPECT our Nation,but only want to Destroy America for greed. Just RESIGN now traitor evil trump.

  28. Explains why McConnell has so much authority over Republicans in the senate. He let most or all of them know he and they got elected or reelected using Russia money. If they "go Rouge" they will be on their own.

  29. As a lover of mystery, observation of people and open minded person able to look at the big picture, I offer the following.
    The two men taken into custody, after having a Rudy meeting photographed in a Trump facility, are obviously not the brightest bulbs in the bunch.
    They got caught a little to conveniently, photo op and all. Does the word 'patsy' seem appropriate.
    Also, somewhere along the way someone was able to convince Mr. T. That everything that is being revealed would be completely kosher. NYET has he realized ' this doesn't look as good ask he halucinated it would be.

  30. You are saying these two Russians are involved in a scheme by the President of the United States to help him get elected in 2020.

    Of course you have facts to back that up right? So what are the facts that prove this connection? You don't have any facts proving any connection between these two Russians and the President. So why do you continue to say this is what the President has done?

    Just foolish nonsense.

  31. The Democratic leadership is in deeper

    https://youtu.be/wj-wNuKmBrY

    Hillary, Obama and Joe Beiden the three Putin Puppets lol

  32. The saddest part of all of this is that President Zelensky, who was trying to clean up his country and campaigned on ending corruption in the Ukraine, has very possibly been corrupted by the US in front of his own people. Will any of them continue to have faith in him? This will leave the task of cleaning out Ukraine corruption unfinished and seriously wound the government's credibility.

  33. Just like Jim Comey's investigation against Hillary Clinton that yielded no charges, but tainted her presidential bid…shame, shame

  34. C'mon America – Give Trump a chance! He needs help from outside in order to get re-elected from inside. Trump can only win with foreign / Russian help and lies – Give Trump a Chance! – LOL

  35. The Coal giant and industrial city Donetsk of Ukraine is a gift by Trump to Putin. This is all Trump working as a Russian agent.

  36. Putin is working with Trump to set up a Dictator ship.
    For years I always wondered how a guy like Hitler could rise and hold on to power in a modern society like Germany. Thanks to Trump and the Republican political party I no longer have to wonder how Hitler came to power.

  37. After the WH dismissed the previous US ambassador to Ukraine, the US ambassador to the EU, Sondland, was "given 'special assignments' by the President (including visits to Ukraine, even though the latter isn't even in the EU, and 'actually spoke with President Trump just a few minutes before he placed the call' [to the Ukrainian President, Zelensky]. Ron Johnson said that Sondland also 'described to him a quid pro quo by Kiev to probe matters related to US elections and the status of nearly $400M in US aid [to Ukraine] that the President had ordered to be held up'. A photo exists of Don Trump, Jr, with the two arrested Russians who passed money to a Trump super PAC (even though the President claims to know nothing about the men), and video has now emerged of the same two men enjoying the company of the President's personal layer, Rudy Giuliani (who is, uncharacteristically, rather quiet at the moment). Nothing at all odd in any of this, I'm sure you'd agree!!!

  38. What I am unable to understand with the people who associate themselves with Trump is their willingness to overlook the dishonesty, the indecency, the lack of empathy, to be asked to go out every single day and defend the undefendable.

  39. Rachel. Zero credibility. And not even entertaining. A shill. Not a journalist. Propaganda. Biased. Scripted It’s nonsense

  40. Good on you Rachel. I feel you do not lie . If you do ; you are extremely good at it .keep up the good work. The only thing Hanitty can say is hysterical ,criminal rubbish .

  41. There are 3 things tying all this mess
    1 individual pumpkinghead
    2 Russia
    3 corrupcion
    There is a 4th one, stupidity, but that one is tied together with #1

  42. God! The arrogant brazenness of this gangster president is breathtaking. He seems to have no limits. His enablers and ignorant supporters are just as bad.

  43. When Rachel remarked "the IDIOTS," she wasn't name-calling. She was fairly expressing the mindlessness of the incompetent people Trump chose to surround himself with.

  44. Former Ambassador scared trumpPAB. She's very bright, knowledgeable, devoted to her job. Wouldn't commit a crime for the trumpPAB cartel. Well of course she had to go.

  45. Former Ambassador scared trumpPAB. She's very bright, knowledgeable, devoted to her job. Wouldn't commit a crime for the trumpPAB cartel. Well of course she had to go.

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