THAT’S SOMETHING WE’RE CONTINUING TO REPORT ON. CONTINUING TO REPORT ON.>>ELLEN NAKASHIMA, PLEASE STAY>>ELLEN NAKASHIMA, PLEASE STAY WITH US. WITH US. I WANT TO TURN TO BEN RHODES A I WANT TO TURN TO BEN RHODES A FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA AND NED PRICE TO PRESIDENT OBAMA AND NED PRICE FORMER SENIOR DIRECTOR FOR FORMER SENIOR DIRECTOR FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA’S NATIONAL PRESIDENT OBAMA’S NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL AND BOTH MSNBC SECURITY COUNCIL AND BOTH MSNBC CONTRIBUTORS. CONTRIBUTORS. ALSO WITH US PULITZER PRIZE ALSO WITH US PULITZER PRIZE WINNING COLUMNIST FOR THE “NEW WINNING COLUMNIST FOR THE “NEW YORK TIMES” WHO HAS WRITTEN YORK TIMES” WHO HAS WRITTEN EXTENSIVELY ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS. EXTENSIVELY ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS. YOUR REACTION TO THIS BREAKING YOUR REACTION TO THIS BREAKING NEWS? NEWS?>>WELL, IT’S ASTONISHING.>>WELL, IT’S ASTONISHING. I’VE NEVER HEARD OF ANYTHING I’VE NEVER HEARD OF ANYTHING LIKE THIS. LIKE THIS. IT SHOULD BE DEEPLY TROUBLING TO IT SHOULD BE DEEPLY TROUBLING TO AMERICANS THAT ESSENTIALLY AMERICANS THAT ESSENTIALLY SOMEBODY IN THE INTELLIGENCE SOMEBODY IN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY SEEMS TO THINK THAT COMMUNITY SEEMS TO THINK THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS A DANGER TO AMERICAN STATES IS A DANGER TO AMERICAN NATIONAL SECURITY. NATIONAL SECURITY. AND WHEN I THINK ABOUT WHAT THIS AND WHEN I THINK ABOUT WHAT THIS COULD BE, I MEAN, THE ONLY COULD BE, I MEAN, THE ONLY THINGS I CAN CONSIDER ARE, ONE, THINGS I CAN CONSIDER ARE, ONE, YOU HAD PRESIDENT TRUMP ACTUALLY YOU HAD PRESIDENT TRUMP ACTUALLY REVEALING SOMETHING SENSITIVE REVEALING SOMETHING SENSITIVE ABOUT U.S. INTELLIGENCE ABOUT U.S. INTELLIGENCE COLLECTION TO A FOREIGN LEADER COLLECTION TO A FOREIGN LEADER WHICH WE KNOW BY THE WAY HE HAS WHICH WE KNOW BY THE WAY HE HAS DONE ALREADY IN A MEETING WITH DONE ALREADY IN A MEETING WITH THE RUSSIANS EARLY M HIS THE RUSSIANS EARLY M HIS ADMINISTRATION. ADMINISTRATION. OR SECONDLY HE WAS TAKING SOME OR SECONDLY HE WAS TAKING SOME ACTION THAT WAS PROFOUNDLY NOT ACTION THAT WAS PROFOUNDLY NOT IN THE INTEREST OF THE UNITED IN THE INTEREST OF THE UNITED STATES, MAKING SOME PROMISE TO STATES, MAKING SOME PROMISE TO ACT AGAINST PERHAPS THE WILL OF ACT AGAINST PERHAPS THE WILL OF LEGISLATION OR CURRENT U.S. LEGISLATION OR CURRENT U.S. FOREIGN POLICY. FOREIGN POLICY. WHATEVER THIS WAS, WAS OF SUCH WHATEVER THIS WAS, WAS OF SUCH GRAVITY THIS PERSON FELT GRAVITY THIS PERSON FELT COMPELLED TO COME FORWARD. COMPELLED TO COME FORWARD. THE OTHER THING I THINK WE HAVE THE OTHER THING I THINK WE HAVE TO CONFRONT HERE, LAWRENCE, IS A TO CONFRONT HERE, LAWRENCE, IS A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THIS LOT OF PEOPLE IN THIS ADMINISTRATION KNOW THINGS THAT ADMINISTRATION KNOW THINGS THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS DONE OR IS PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS DONE OR IS DOING THAT ARE DEEPLY WORRYING. DOING THAT ARE DEEPLY WORRYING. I’D LIKE TO SEE MORE OF THEM I’D LIKE TO SEE MORE OF THEM COME FORWARD. COME FORWARD. WE’VE SEEN PEOPLE LEAVE AND WE’VE SEEN PEOPLE LEAVE AND WRITE BOOKS AND WE’VE SEEN WRITE BOOKS AND WE’VE SEEN PEOPLE LEAVE AND KIND OF MAKE PEOPLE LEAVE AND KIND OF MAKE VAGUE INSINUATIONS THAT THERE VAGUE INSINUATIONS THAT THERE ARE TROUBLING THINGS HAPPENING ARE TROUBLING THINGS HAPPENING AT THE WHITE HOUSE. AT THE WHITE HOUSE. THIS IS A MATTER OF NATIONAL THIS IS A MATTER OF NATIONAL SECURITY. SECURITY. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT COULD BE THIS IS SOMETHING THAT COULD BE PUTTING THE INTEREST OF THE PUTTING THE INTEREST OF THE UNITED STATES GRAVELY AT RISK. UNITED STATES GRAVELY AT RISK. AND WE SEE THE ADMINISTRATION AND WE SEE THE ADMINISTRATION ACTING IN WAYS THAT GO AGAINST ACTING IN WAYS THAT GO AGAINST THE LAW TO TRY TO REPRESS THAT THE LAW TO TRY TO REPRESS THAT INFORMATION. INFORMATION. THIS IS A TIME TO GET THE SUN THIS IS A TIME TO GET THE SUN LIGHT ON THIS INFORMATION SO LIGHT ON THIS INFORMATION SO THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CAN THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CAN MAKE A JUDGMENT. MAKE A JUDGMENT. AND THIS IS WHY BY THE WAY YOU AND THIS IS WHY BY THE WAY YOU HAVE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEES. HAVE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEES. YOU KNOW THIS FROM HAVING WORKED YOU KNOW THIS FROM HAVING WORKED ON THE HILL. ON THE HILL. THEY WERE SET UP PRECISELY SO THEY WERE SET UP PRECISELY SO THAT YOU HAD A VENUE FOR THAT YOU HAD A VENUE FOR OVERSIGHT BECAUSE IN THE PAST OVERSIGHT BECAUSE IN THE PAST WHEN YOU DIDN’T HAVE WHEN YOU DIDN’T HAVE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEES YOU HAD INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEES YOU HAD HUGE ABUSES OF POWER BY THE HUGE ABUSES OF POWER BY THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH. EXECUTIVE BRANCH. THIS IS PRECISELY WHY YOU HAVE THIS IS PRECISELY WHY YOU HAVE CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT INTELLIGENCE. INTELLIGENCE.>>I WANT TO READ THAT SECTION>>I WANT TO READ THAT SECTION OF THE LAW ELLEN WAS JUST OF THE LAW ELLEN WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT, THE DEFINITION OF TALKING ABOUT, THE DEFINITION OF URGENT CONCERN. URGENT CONCERN. THE EMPLOYEE WHO FILED THIS, THE EMPLOYEE WHO FILED THIS, THIS WHISTLE BLOWER REPORT, HAD THIS WHISTLE BLOWER REPORT, HAD TO HAVE WHAT THE LAW CALLS AN TO HAVE WHAT THE LAW CALLS AN URGENT CONCERN. URGENT CONCERN. THE LAW IS VERY SPECIFIC THAT AN THE LAW IS VERY SPECIFIC THAT AN URGENT CONCERN DOES NOT MEAN A URGENT CONCERN DOES NOT MEAN A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION ABOUT DIFFERENCE OF OPINION ABOUT POLICY. POLICY. HERE IS HOW THE LAW DEFINES HERE IS HOW THE LAW DEFINES URGENT CONCERN. URGENT CONCERN. THE TERM URGENT CONCERN MEANS, THE TERM URGENT CONCERN MEANS, ANY OF THE FOLLOWING. ANY OF THE FOLLOWING. ONE, A SERIOUS OR FLAGRANT ONE, A SERIOUS OR FLAGRANT PROBLEM, ABUSE, VIOLATION, OR PROBLEM, ABUSE, VIOLATION, OR LAW OR EXECUTIVE ORDER OR GEE LAW OR EXECUTIVE ORDER OR GEE FIGURESY RELATING TO THE FUNDING FIGURESY RELATING TO THE FUNDING ADMINISTRATION OR OPERATIONS OF ADMINISTRATION OR OPERATIONS OF AN INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITY AN INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITY INVOLVING CLASSIFIED INFORMATION INVOLVING CLASSIFIED INFORMATION BUT DOES NOT INCLUDE DIFFERENCES BUT DOES NOT INCLUDE DIFFERENCES OF OPINIONS CONCERNING PUBLIC OF OPINIONS CONCERNING PUBLIC POLICY MATTERS. POLICY MATTERS. NED PRICE, I WANT YOUR REACTION NED PRICE, I WANT YOUR REACTION TO THIS STORY AS WE KNOW IT AT TO THIS STORY AS WE KNOW IT AT THIS HOUR. THIS HOUR.>>LAWRENCE, I THINK THERE IS A>>LAWRENCE, I THINK THERE IS A MAXIM WE CAN ATTACH TO THIS MAXIM WE CAN ATTACH TO THIS ADMINISTRATION. ADMINISTRATION. IT COULD ALWAYS BE WORSE. IT COULD ALWAYS BE WORSE. IT COULD ALWAYS GET WORSE. IT COULD ALWAYS GET WORSE. I’M ACTUALLY NOT SURE THAT’S I’M ACTUALLY NOT SURE THAT’S TRUE IN THIS CASE, HOWEVER. TRUE IN THIS CASE, HOWEVER. I WILL BE HONEST THAT WHEN I I WILL BE HONEST THAT WHEN I STARTED TO HEAR ABOUT THIS STARTED TO HEAR ABOUT THIS STORY, THESE RUMBLINGS, I HAD STORY, THESE RUMBLINGS, I HAD ASSUMED THERE WAS A WHISTLE ASSUMED THERE WAS A WHISTLE BLOWER WITHIN THE INTELLIGENCE BLOWER WITHIN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY WHO WAS READY TO TELL COMMUNITY WHO WAS READY TO TELL SUPERIORS ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP SUPERIORS ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP OR SOMEONE IN HIS OR SOMEONE IN HIS ADMINISTRATION, SEVERE ADMINISTRATION, SEVERE MISHANDLING OF CLASSIFIED MISHANDLING OF CLASSIFIED INFORMATION. INFORMATION. AFTER ALL THIS IS A PRESIDENT AFTER ALL THIS IS A PRESIDENT WHO IN RECENT WEEKS AILEEN HAS WHO IN RECENT WEEKS AILEEN HAS TWEETED HIGHLY CLASSIFIED TWEETED HIGHLY CLASSIFIED SATELLITE IMAGERY, LEAKED SATELLITE IMAGERY, LEAKED INFORMATION TO THE RUSSIANS IN INFORMATION TO THE RUSSIANS IN THE OVAL OFFICE, HAS DETAILED THE OVAL OFFICE, HAS DETAILED THE LOCATIONS OF NUCLEAR THE LOCATIONS OF NUCLEAR SUBMARINES TO FOREIGN LEADERS. SUBMARINES TO FOREIGN LEADERS. BUT I CERTAINLY DON’T THINK BUT I CERTAINLY DON’T THINK THAT’S WHAT THE CASE IS. THAT’S WHAT THE CASE IS. THAT WOULD BE RECKLESSNESS. THAT WOULD BE RECKLESSNESS. THAT WOULD BE CARELESSNESS. THAT WOULD BE CARELESSNESS. I THINK THIS COULD BE SOMETHING I THINK THIS COULD BE SOMETHING CLOSER TO BETRAYAL GIVEN WHAT WE CLOSER TO BETRAYAL GIVEN WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED FROM “THE HAVE LEARNED FROM “THE WASHINGTON POST” THIS EVENING. WASHINGTON POST” THIS EVENING. IT’S ALWAYS DANGEROUS TO IT’S ALWAYS DANGEROUS TO SPECULATE ON THE ORIGINS OF SPECULATE ON THE ORIGINS OF POTENTIAL WRONGDOING DURING THIS POTENTIAL WRONGDOING DURING THIS ADMINISTRATION BECAUSE THERE IS ADMINISTRATION BECAUSE THERE IS SO MUCH OF IT TO GO AROUND BUT SO MUCH OF IT TO GO AROUND BUT LET ME OFFER ONE THEORY THAT I LET ME OFFER ONE THEORY THAT I THINK COMPORTS WITH THE SECOND THINK COMPORTS WITH THE SECOND LINE OF THOUGHT THAT BEN PUT LINE OF THOUGHT THAT BEN PUT FORWARD. FORWARD. I’VE ALWAYS BEEN CURIOUS ABOUT A I’VE ALWAYS BEEN CURIOUS ABOUT A JULY 31st PHONE CALL BETWEEN JULY 31st PHONE CALL BETWEEN PRESIDENT TRUMP AND VLADIMIR PRESIDENT TRUMP AND VLADIMIR PUTIN. PUTIN. THIS IS A PHONE CALL THAT THIS IS A PHONE CALL THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP, HIMSELF, PRESIDENT TRUMP, HIMSELF, INITIATED JULY 31st. INITIATED JULY 31st. THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER. THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER. THE WHITE HOUSE AFTER THE THE WHITE HOUSE AFTER THE KREMLIN DID PUT OUT A READ OUT KREMLIN DID PUT OUT A READ OUT THAT SAID THEY DISCUSSED THAT SAID THEY DISCUSSED POTENTIAL AMERICAN ASSISTANCE TO POTENTIAL AMERICAN ASSISTANCE TO ONGOING SIBERIAN WILDFIRES. ONGOING SIBERIAN WILDFIRES. THAT RAISED MY CURIOSITY EVEN THAT RAISED MY CURIOSITY EVEN MORE. MORE. PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS BARELY PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS BARELY LIFTING A FINGER TO FIGHT LIFTING A FINGER TO FIGHT ONGOING WILDFIRES IN CALIFORNIA. ONGOING WILDFIRES IN CALIFORNIA. THE KREMLIN READ OUT, HOWEVER, THE KREMLIN READ OUT, HOWEVER, ADDED SOMETHING QUITE DIFFERENT. ADDED SOMETHING QUITE DIFFERENT. IT SAID, QUOTE, THAT THE RUSSIAN IT SAID, QUOTE, THAT THE RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VIEWED TRUMP’S OFFER PRESIDENT VIEWED TRUMP’S OFFER AS A SIGN THAT FULLY FLEDGED AS A SIGN THAT FULLY FLEDGED BILATERAL RELATIONS COULD BE BILATERAL RELATIONS COULD BE RESTORED IN THE FUTURE. RESTORED IN THE FUTURE. IT SEEMED THAT THE RUSSIANS IT SEEMED THAT THE RUSSIANS SEEMED TO HAVE AN INDICATION SEEMED TO HAVE AN INDICATION THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAD PLEDGED THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAD PLEDGED OR PROMISED A RESTORATION OF OR PROMISED A RESTORATION OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS, OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS, OF BILATERAL RELATIONS IN A WAY BILATERAL RELATIONS IN A WAY THAT THE WHITE HOUSE CERTAINLY THAT THE WHITE HOUSE CERTAINLY DIDN’T ALLUDE TO IN ITS READ DIDN’T ALLUDE TO IN ITS READ OUT. OUT. THIS WAS PRECISELY TWO WEEKS THIS WAS PRECISELY TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE WHISTLE BLOWER FILED BEFORE THE WHISTLE BLOWER FILED THIS REPORT. THIS REPORT.>>YEAH.>>YEAH. NICK, THE WHISTLE BLOWER AS NICK, THE WHISTLE BLOWER AS ELLEN REPORTS IN “THE WASHINGTON ELLEN REPORTS IN “THE WASHINGTON POST” TONIGHT, THE WHISTLE POST” TONIGHT, THE WHISTLE BLOWER’S REPORT WAS FILED ON BLOWER’S REPORT WAS FILED ON AUGUST 12th, SO NED PRICE AND AUGUST 12th, SO NED PRICE AND OTHERS NOW ARE STARING AT OTHERS NOW ARE STARING AT EVERYTHING WE CAN FIND PUBLICLY EVERYTHING WE CAN FIND PUBLICLY ABOUT TRUMP COMMUNICATIONS WITH ABOUT TRUMP COMMUNICATIONS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS IN PROXIMITY TO FOREIGN LEADERS IN PROXIMITY TO AUGUST 12, PRIOR TO AUGUST 12th. AUGUST 12, PRIOR TO AUGUST 12th.>>AND, INDEED, THAT JULY 31st>>AND, INDEED, THAT JULY 31st PHONE CALL WITH PRESIDENT PUTIN PHONE CALL WITH PRESIDENT PUTIN DOES STAND OUT FOR OBVIOUS DOES STAND OUT FOR OBVIOUS REASONS. REASONS. LOOK, THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE LOOK, THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITHIN THE INTELLIGENCE WITHIN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY WHO WOULD BE PRIVY TO COMMUNITY WHO WOULD BE PRIVY TO THE CONTENTS OF THAT CALL IS THE CONTENTS OF THAT CALL IS FAIRLY LIMITED. FAIRLY LIMITED. THESE ARE SENIOR PEOPLE WITH THESE ARE SENIOR PEOPLE WITH PRESUMABLY GOOD JUDGMENT WHO ARE PRESUMABLY GOOD JUDGMENT WHO ARE NOT GOING TO RISK THEIR CAREERS, NOT GOING TO RISK THEIR CAREERS, MAKE A MOUNTAIN OUT OF A MAKE A MOUNTAIN OUT OF A MOLEHILL OUT OF SOMETHING THAT MOLEHILL OUT OF SOMETHING THAT INDEED DOES NOT RISE TO THAT. INDEED DOES NOT RISE TO THAT. THE INSPECTOR GENERAL IN TURN IS THE INSPECTOR GENERAL IN TURN IS ALSO NOT GOING TO ELEVATE ALSO NOT GOING TO ELEVATE SOMETHING THAT IS NOT A SERIOUS SOMETHING THAT IS NOT A SERIOUS CASE. CASE. AND THAT SUGGESTS THIS DOES NOT AND THAT SUGGESTS THIS DOES NOT INVOLVE — INVOLVE –>>STOP ON THAT FOR A SECOND.>>STOP ON THAT FOR A SECOND. THERE ARE TWO THRESHOLDS. THERE ARE TWO THRESHOLDS. AN EMPLOYEE, SERIOUS LEVEL AN EMPLOYEE, SERIOUS LEVEL EMPLOYEE WHO WOULD HAVE ACCESS EMPLOYEE WHO WOULD HAVE ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION IS SERIOUSLY TO THIS INFORMATION IS SERIOUSLY TROUBLED, THINKS THIS IS AN TROUBLED, THINKS THIS IS AN URGENT MATTER AS THE LAW REFERS URGENT MATTER AS THE LAW REFERS TO IT. TO IT. AN URGENT CONCERN. AN URGENT CONCERN. HAS AN URGENT CONCERN. HAS AN URGENT CONCERN. BRINGS THAT URGENT CONCERN TO BRINGS THAT URGENT CONCERN TO THE INSPECTOR GENERAL. THE INSPECTOR GENERAL. THE INSPECTOR GENERAL BELIEVES THE INSPECTOR GENERAL BELIEVES THIS IS AN URGENT CONCERN. THIS IS AN URGENT CONCERN. IF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL DOESN’T IF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL DOESN’T THINK IT’S AN URGENT CONCERN, THINK IT’S AN URGENT CONCERN, JUST THINKS IT IS AN OPINION JUST THINKS IT IS AN OPINION MATTER, THE INSPECTOR GENERAL MATTER, THE INSPECTOR GENERAL DOESN’T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING. DOESN’T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING. THE INSPECTOR GENERAL BRINGS IT THE INSPECTOR GENERAL BRINGS IT TO THE DIRECTOR BECAUSE IT TO THE DIRECTOR BECAUSE IT CLEARS ALL OF THOSE THRESHOLDS. CLEARS ALL OF THOSE THRESHOLDS.>>YOU COULD ALSO ARGUE THAT THE>>YOU COULD ALSO ARGUE THAT THE DNI FINDS IT A SUFFICIENTLY BIG DNI FINDS IT A SUFFICIENTLY BIG CONCERN THAT HE DOESN’T WANT TO CONCERN THAT HE DOESN’T WANT TO FOLLOW THE LAW. FOLLOW THE LAW. AND SHARE IT WITH THE AND SHARE IT WITH THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE AND WOULD INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE AND WOULD NOT DO THAT FOR SOMETHING LIGHT. NOT DO THAT FOR SOMETHING LIGHT. OBVIOUSLY WE ARE SPECULATING OBVIOUSLY WE ARE SPECULATING THERE. THERE. YEAH, THIS IS — WE’RE ALL YEAH, THIS IS — WE’RE ALL GROPING. GROPING. WE DON’T KNOW. WE DON’T KNOW. BUT THERE HAS TO BE CONCERN BUT THERE HAS TO BE CONCERN ABOUT THAT JULY 31st CALL. ABOUT THAT JULY 31st CALL. THE NOTION THIS CONVEYS A THE NOTION THIS CONVEYS A PROMISE OF SOME KIND, SOMETHING PROMISE OF SOME KIND, SOMETHING THAT IS DEEPLY ALARMING WITHIN, THAT IS DEEPLY ALARMING WITHIN, AMONG TWO KEY PEOPLE IN THE AMONG TWO KEY PEOPLE IN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY, THAT INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY, THAT ALSO RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT ALSO RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT PUTIN. PUTIN. YOU KNOW, I GUESS MORE BROADLY, YOU KNOW, I GUESS MORE BROADLY, I MEAN, LIKE BEN, I THINK BACK I MEAN, LIKE BEN, I THINK BACK TO THE EARLY 1970s WHEN WE HAD TO THE EARLY 1970s WHEN WE HAD THIS SERIES OF SCANDALS THIS SERIES OF SCANDALS INVOLVING THE WHITE HOUSE ABUSE INVOLVING THE WHITE HOUSE ABUSE OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY AND THE FRANK CHURCH HEARINGS AND THE FRANK CHURCH HEARINGS THAT AIRED THAT AND LED TO A THAT AIRED THAT AND LED TO A RESTRUCTURING OF THE RESTRUCTURING OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY, INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY, PROFESSIONALIZATION, DEEP PROFESSIONALIZATION, DEEP COMMITMENT THAT THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITMENT THAT THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY IS NOT GOING TO BE COMMUNITY IS NOT GOING TO BE USED FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES BY USED FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES BY THE WHITE HOUSE. THE WHITE HOUSE. NOW WE FIND THAT JEOPARDIZED NOW WE FIND THAT JEOPARDIZED BOTH IN WHAT THE WHISTLE BLOWER BOTH IN WHAT THE WHISTLE BLOWER REPORTS AND SECONDLY IN THE REPORTS AND SECONDLY IN THE REFUSAL IT SEEMS OF THE DNI TO

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  • September 20, 2019 at 12:36 am
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    The Whistleblower and IG said that Trump's action was of "URGENT CONCERN"………This means that Trump was involved in, not just one, but MULTIPLE acts of betrayal and treason, which is posing A SERIOUS SECURITY RISK TO THE USA!!!

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  • September 20, 2019 at 12:36 am
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    remenber how the fish get caught "by his mouth"

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  • September 20, 2019 at 12:40 am
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    What's scary is that even when he his no longer President he can get intelligence briefings. Dumps right to this should be revoked.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 12:45 am
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    An attorney forced out of the CIA's watchdog office is representing the Trump whistleblower

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/an-attorney-forced-out-of-the-ci-as-watchdog-office-is-representing-the-trump-whistleblower-190706953.html

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  • September 20, 2019 at 12:46 am
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    The MAGA nut jobs don't seem to think so even if the proof is right there in their faces! What a bunch of losers!

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  • September 20, 2019 at 12:47 am
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    Trump White House spending $33 million to house ‘imaginary’ migrants at empty detention camp

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-detention-center-homestead-texas-immigration-cost-a9112601.html?amp

    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION MUST EXPLAIN WHY U.S. TAXPAYERS ARE PAYING 'OUTRAGEOUS' 'TRUMP HOTEL' PRICES TO KEEP EMPTY MIGRANT DETENTION CENTER RUNNING:

    https://www.newsweek.com/migrant-detention-facility-homestead-florida-taxpayers-immigration-1460180

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  • September 20, 2019 at 12:48 am
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    Meanwhile

    Trump Got ‘Played’ By Benjamin Netanyahu And Israeli Officials, Says Rex Tillerson

    “In dealing with Bibi, it’s always useful to carry a healthy amount of skepticism,” the former secretary of state said in a talk at Harvard.

    https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5d83f698e4b0957256b3e9f4

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  • September 20, 2019 at 12:51 am
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    History shows that all great empires fall because of the greed of the leader and complacency of it's people. The leaders of the Republican party have put their party over the country. His supporters are willing to blindly follow. If Trump gets a second term, our democracy may be destroyed forever.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 12:57 am
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    Trump promised Putin that he would undue the Magnitsky act by Executive Order if they give them a cut of the Money.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 1:03 am
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    And yet still Pelosi does nothing.
    How many more $$$$ do you need Pelosi? How many more?

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  • September 20, 2019 at 1:15 am
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    I am going to say this until the day I die. The stress test on the constitution by this administration is the best example of the point that we as a country have to retrieve the powers we provided the executive during 911. This tragedy we will never forget, but if there’s one thing we should learn about it is that at that time we gave too much to the executive thinking it will help us be safe, I am not denying that maybe most has helped. Bottom line let’s keep what works but get back those things like IN THIS CASE, the director of the DNI is one of the positions created after 911 for the president to have a watchdog controlling all the intelligence information. In this case he is the subject of the concern and his soldier at the DOJ is protecting him too. Maybe there’s something here maybe not, it is Congress who determines that but now it will not happen. The 3 branches of government are not co equal any longer, if we live it like this we have to change history books to be factual with what’s happening today. Do I make my self clear? When will people wake up?

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  • September 20, 2019 at 1:16 am
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    Trump's greatest achievement has been to highlight the vulnerabilities in our governments system of checks and balances.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 1:22 am
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    His real quote: "I promise the most despicable people you'll ever meet are Democrats."

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  • September 20, 2019 at 1:25 am
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    The CFR most likely compelled John Bolton to make his whistleblower report. Trump is the best President ever. He would never compromise the USA. Your motives to continuously smear our beloved President are transparently obvious. You people are enemies of this Republic.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 1:27 am
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    Donnie needs to be put in ‘Time Out’!!

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  • September 20, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    Trump 2020

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  • September 20, 2019 at 1:39 am
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    He's a danger to the entire planet, not just National Security. A room with bars all around and no access to twitter would be (Thanks for this quote Melania) Be Best.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 1:40 am
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    Look at those goofs.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 1:59 am
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    He and his family should be judged and sentenced to the harshest punishment punishment possible under American policy! Show them

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  • September 20, 2019 at 2:00 am
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    I've been saying that from day one our President is a National security threat hello.. he is a asset to the Russians.. our military needs to take him down for TREASON…

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  • September 20, 2019 at 2:03 am
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    I don't like Asanges personality …and i don't like him at all. However, he should be free as a journalist. I do not decide upon personality. The key is to keep journalists free.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 2:07 am
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    The Orange cheeto dictator strikes again. Next episode tomorrow . I still think he should be tried as a traitor and all who stand with him. Moscow Mitch and commi chow I'm watching you

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  • September 20, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    An anonymous person showme it

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  • September 20, 2019 at 2:28 am
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    Fake news once again making assumptions already debunked !

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  • September 20, 2019 at 2:37 am
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    Why are these experts pretending to be 'astonished', when it has long become publicly clear that the president Americans has stupidly elected only ever cared about himself.

    This guy is a Class A narcissist.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 2:48 am
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    Typical fake news the story should be headlines who and why were they spying on the president's conversation would you like that would you like me to listen on your phone calls personal phone calls and then spew it over the nationwide TV you guys are a bunch of a holes

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  • September 20, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    Think about it RUSSIA is telling trump what to do. They know are constiution its been years in planning since trumps visit in the 80s

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  • September 20, 2019 at 3:03 am
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    Trump fire Madeleine, his personal secretary for YEARS, just 2 weeks after the complaint was filed. August 12th Complaint filed; August 29th Trump fired Madeleine. This is bad because he can't fire her for being a Whistle Blower. Someone told Trump who did it! Wow, that is urgent concern now it is 2 MONTHS LATER!!! Serious lag time for an "urgent matter."

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  • September 20, 2019 at 3:03 am
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    I have long held that trump is a traitor will this prove me correct… I actually hope not but he may go down in History as a greater traitor then Benedict Arnold or the Rosnebergs (look it up).

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  • September 20, 2019 at 3:54 am
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    Theses people are the devil Rump and the fat blobs followers

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  • September 20, 2019 at 4:18 am
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    Here we go again. A bunch of speculation about nothing. 👎

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  • September 20, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    America is vulnerable and in a very bad place, the Republicans will have a lot of explaining to do

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  • September 20, 2019 at 4:28 am
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    Beware, paid Tripelling Down for Trump and Patriots for Putin in the comments section.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 4:44 am
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    Trump loves to dictate

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  • September 20, 2019 at 6:07 am
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    Are we really going to do nothing? 👀

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  • September 20, 2019 at 6:10 am
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    Haven’t we known all along that Donald Trump is a danger to national security?

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  • September 20, 2019 at 7:32 am
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    Worst President ever.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 7:33 am
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    But the world knows Trump's promise doesn't hold water, he just cannot be trusted as an individual, or president. And that is not helping to the already diabolic image of the US throughout history. So I think you are wasting your time talking about what he said or didn't say.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 8:17 am
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    If this doesn't do it, it ain't gonna' happen.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 8:26 am
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    Now finally some critical thinking!!!

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  • September 20, 2019 at 8:44 am
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    Treasonous trump,will never stop. Putin has something huge on trump. wake up America.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 8:45 am
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    Surprise, surprise….more DNC former-Obama Administration members accusing the President! Give it a break guys…face the fact – you lost the elections and you're going to lose again!

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  • September 20, 2019 at 8:52 am
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    NObody…NOBODY…SAID PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS UNVOLVED…YOU FREAKS MAKE YOUR OWN HEADLINES!!!

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  • September 20, 2019 at 8:52 am
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    Trump '' I've defaulted on my Russian loans, but the Government will pay''

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  • September 20, 2019 at 9:40 am
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    Trump and his administration operates outside of the law and with Barr protection has no fear of prosecution.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 9:45 am
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    Nixon said I am not a crook, Trump says I am not a crook, both lied and we need to put him out of office.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 11:38 am
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    Trumps trolling you guys. Found the snitch. The whistle blower is the guilty one.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 11:57 am
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    It was "lock her up" for having a private email server. Now he's calling the arch enemies of the US repeatedly and selling the country out .

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  • September 20, 2019 at 12:56 pm
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    YOU WITNESS TRANSGRESSIONS AGAINST WOMEN, CHILDREN, DISABLED, THE WEAK, THE POOR AND FEEBLE. NOW THE TRANSGRESSION IS AGAINST THE ENTIRE COUNTRY. YET, THOSE WHO CAN, ALLOW THE SLIME BALL TO CONTINUE HIS TRANSAGRESSIONS????
    WE JUST CAN WRAP OUR MINDS AROUND THIS WHOLE THING!

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  • September 20, 2019 at 1:21 pm
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    All these bird brains on the MSNBC payroll …Making stuff up as they go…..not credible entertainers ….Looking forward to "crisis"…)))

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  • September 20, 2019 at 2:09 pm
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    Probably a business negotiation about how much the delivery cost will be in $$$/ton of high explosive bombs over Tehran;

    Saudi prince: "Don't lie, Donnie boy, don't lie,"

    Donnie boy: "The deal is not more than one (1) million $$$/ton, believe me, believe me."

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  • September 20, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    Trump Administration is like Scientology: It's always worse than you think/thought 👀

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  • September 20, 2019 at 2:21 pm
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    Support for sustainable growth with Economic Freedom from the Paradise of Búzios ( Rio de Janeiro – Brazil) ( http://buziosbeach.com.br/ ) with its wonderful and sunny beaches all along the year.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 2:39 pm
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    Ooooh… Russia
    O-o-o-h… Russia
    Oh, No… Russia
    But… But… Russia

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  • September 20, 2019 at 2:58 pm
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    😂 the looney lefts’ desperation is on full display again. Their feigned outrage over another Nothing Burger 🍔 is hysterical. This time….nobody cares

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  • September 20, 2019 at 3:12 pm
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    UHH….WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE RUSSHER COLLUSION NARRATIVE ON MSNBC?

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  • September 20, 2019 at 3:55 pm
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    What it was about: Hey hey Puttie, this is Donnie. How can we work together so that you can be in the G8 again? So sad, I miss you.No one has to know what we say privately Puttie. It’s just you and me, all the way……look out world,we are going to be rich Oligarchs!

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  • September 20, 2019 at 4:11 pm
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    This absolute BS.What the POTUS says to a foreign leader is none of MSNBC`s business.They all say things to other leaders and always have.This is just another pagan attempt of the Democrats to abuse their power and slur the Presidents name before the 2020 election.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 4:11 pm
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    If the American people cannot see any further than that they are idiots and deserve what they are going to get.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 4:20 pm
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    State police should have first crack at him. Fed's can't save him then. Just like Whitey Bulger.
    Troopers, polish your handcuffs.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 4:23 pm
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    TDS

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  • September 20, 2019 at 5:42 pm
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    Seems when there's a Republican president, the traitors come out in droves and have no problem ripping off the taxpayers. They are practically daring anyone to do anything about it. Why are they in office?

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  • September 20, 2019 at 6:41 pm
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    Dan Coats' departure and his instruction to his deputy that she needed to resign effective immediately make me wonder if he could be the point of origin.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 7:59 pm
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    It is also possible that Donald trump revealed the identity of us intelligence spies located abroad.

    If so, he wouldn’t be her first republican president to break the law by doing so.

    That’s the nexus where all the, intelligence officials can’t report stuff falls down.

    It’s treason. Full stop.

    I don’t know why no one is talking about this.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 8:36 pm
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    Whatever it is, nothing will happen. trump is untouchable!

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  • September 20, 2019 at 9:47 pm
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    This won't bring more people forward. Look at where this landed. In Trump's lap along with his personal AG.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 10:00 pm
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    If impeaching the president is like shooting fish in a barrel . how's that working out

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  • September 20, 2019 at 11:40 pm
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    Hey Larry…..so what. Biden is dirty on this and the Dems better think him over….

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  • September 21, 2019 at 1:53 am
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    Trump wants to bypass government and do what he wants. Like a dictator.

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  • September 21, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    The NYT start this,I'm sure it's more fake news.

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  • September 21, 2019 at 2:41 am
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    what scares me is. the Repub party that is lock step with all of this. They are as guilty.

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  • September 21, 2019 at 3:30 am
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    He Hates America!! Period..The Banks Won’t Lend Him Money!! 🙄

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  • September 21, 2019 at 4:06 am
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    he is a danger to ur country

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  • September 21, 2019 at 6:36 am
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    What the dems are doing is no longer joke. It is a tragedy. Who are these people and what law schools did the attend? How much more evidence could you possibly need? McConnell and Bannon and Trump have shown how easy it is to take over this country and the people have shown that they don't give a s—!

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  • September 21, 2019 at 10:19 am
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    LOL the left crying wolf again, or orange man bad.

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  • September 21, 2019 at 11:56 am
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    "Okay, I'll do that to your dog under the porch for a ruble that many times, as long as you promise not to release the pee-pee tape. Yes, Mistress Vladmira, I understand you'll be taping that, too. Love you too, tooveryrich, dose-viagra."

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  • September 21, 2019 at 1:14 pm
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    The President has been a danger to the US security and has placed his country gravely at risk many times before. We have those examples, this is just another one. The media has been sloppy by running after the latest story. The media MUST adhere to a higher standard and accurately link all previous breach of security protocols to the current story. The US people must begin to see the whole picture of criminality, self-interest, incompetent leadership within the Trump administration. The world is watching in dismay and frankly in utter disbelief that Your Democracy is so fragile and prone to corruption. If the Democracy in the USA is easily coming down as a house of cards we may all be doomed. I cannot believe that an entire country is simply pointing fingers while the criminals run the show.

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  • September 21, 2019 at 1:35 pm
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    IT'S ALL MADE UP STUFF BY THE DEEP STATE AND NEVER TRUMPERS.
    WE PATRIOTS WHO LOVE AMERICA KNOW MR. TRUMP AND ALL THE GOOD HE HAS DONE FOR OUR COUNTRY. KEEP IT UP SIR. YOU'RE OUR GREATEST PRESIDENT SINCE LINCOLN.

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  • September 21, 2019 at 3:20 pm
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    THIS IS ALL FABRICATED! OMG! 🤬👎👎😡

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  • September 21, 2019 at 4:35 pm
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    Walks like a duck Quacks like a duck and the republicans are protecting a TRAITOR

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  • September 21, 2019 at 5:08 pm
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    Voting gambling with our lives based on whiteness evidently is not the way enough of your hubris

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  • September 21, 2019 at 5:10 pm
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    Most of the country loses voting on whiteness giving your hard work to the rich whiteness gives us homelessness

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  • September 21, 2019 at 8:04 pm
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    We need to Execute this POS TRAITOR! He shows nothing but Contempt and Disrespect for America and it’s Laws !

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  • September 21, 2019 at 8:16 pm
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    1 crisis after another, like a bull in a China shop. The most unbelievable situation. If you saw it in a book or movie you'd say it wasn't credible at all. I can't wait to see to see the Dems turn these tactics around and back on the GOP. But being the good guys they won't. Depressing.😢😠

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  • September 21, 2019 at 8:20 pm
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    recent attack on Saudis is only a part of the upcoming scenario written in Kremlin for restorations of "relations" with putin, main issue to be pushed: "we can have sort of order and peace in the MidEast with participation of russia ONLY".. that is one of the principal goals of kremlin gang – to be brought back to the world's front stage as a superpower to be taken into account, to be allowed be 1 added to 7.. where do we have next G7 meeting, I wonder? who promised to invite russia no matter what the US allies regard as to this 'perspective' of putin at last G7 summit?… outch!…(YES:dot…dot..dot…)

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  • September 21, 2019 at 8:38 pm
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    The Gop is the party of lawlessness.

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  • September 21, 2019 at 10:51 pm
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    The truth is Trump is profiting on selling our secrets to other countries and everyone that supports Trump is guilty as well!

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  • September 21, 2019 at 11:14 pm
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    Shame on Republicans

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  • September 22, 2019 at 12:48 am
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    The FBI and CIA need to get Trump for us.

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  • September 22, 2019 at 1:38 am
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    Journalists the Warriors of the information age!

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  • September 22, 2019 at 2:17 am
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    Trump is careless

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  • September 22, 2019 at 2:50 am
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    Congress had better get tough and use its full range of powers and authorities because Trump and the GOP hold themselves above the law.   just how are YOU going to GET him OUT in 2020 let alone in 2024 thinks he's king  (he has said it enough times he wants to STAY in OFFICE )  
    Time to GET UP STAND UP

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  • September 22, 2019 at 3:06 am
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    MSNBC such fake news so much bull .dad very sad .will be sader in 2020 when THE GREAT PRESIDENT TRUMP WINS AGAI

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  • September 22, 2019 at 3:17 am
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    The president contacted the Ukranian President about dirt on Joe Biden and his son while his son was working there. Trump is holding up funds that are suppose to be paid to the Ukranian government 250,000. Trump said he will release those funds to Ukraine if he gets the dirt asked for. Trump and Ukrainian leader will be meeting next week in DC.

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  • September 22, 2019 at 3:26 am
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    I don't understand why "acting" President Trump is allowed to do so much damage to the U.S.A. and not be held accountable at all for his numerous dismeanours. He seems to think that he is above the law just like leaders of other countries who rule in a totatarian regime. Both Nixon and Clinton were impeached for one misdeed while Trump's are hard to remember because there are so many. Nancy Pelosi needs to quit her stalling and let the full impeachment proceedings happen for the health sake of her country..

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  • September 22, 2019 at 3:52 am
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    Democrats including the media are criminally insane. Projection their crimes on Trump. Joe is on tape talking about how he got the investigation shut down in Ukraine into his son's company or he's get their billion dollar subsidy from US cut. CNN, MSN are twisted. If it wasn't for double standards dumbo rats would have no standards at all. BIDEN'S KID 'EARNED' A BILLION POINT TWO on Ukraian gas company board of directors…give it up dumbo rats it can not be spun!!!

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  • September 22, 2019 at 7:20 am
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    Corrupt, from top to bottom. Enough said.

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  • September 22, 2019 at 7:44 am
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    Nancy Pelosi, do your JOB!🤯

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  • September 22, 2019 at 10:11 am
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    What upsets me is i grew up voting for Dan coats and having his back. So when we needed him to have our backs he bails. WTF. I thought he was an American? Where are the true Americans in government!!!! We the people are screaming for them.

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