>>>THE WHITE HOUSE HAS MADE IT>>>THE WHITE HOUSE HAS MADE IT CLEAR THEY’RE GOING TO FIGHT CLEAR THEY’RE GOING TO FIGHT THIS IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY TOOTH THIS IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY TOOTH AND NAIL INCLUDING THE AND NAIL INCLUDING THE PRODUCTION OF ANY DOCUMENTS OR PRODUCTION OF ANY DOCUMENTS OR WITNESSES. WITNESSES. THEY’RE TRYING TO MAKE A LEGAL THEY’RE TRYING TO MAKE A LEGAL ARGUMENT NOW THEY DON’T NEED TO ARGUMENT NOW THEY DON’T NEED TO COMPLY UNTIL HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY COMPLY UNTIL HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI HOLDS A FULL HOUSE VOTE PELOSI HOLDS A FULL HOUSE VOTE FIRST. FIRST. THAT’S NOT ANYWHERE IN THE THAT’S NOT ANYWHERE IN THE CONSTITUTION. CONSTITUTION. THEY’RE JUST MAKING THAT UP. THEY’RE JUST MAKING THAT UP. ALTHOUGH IT IS THE CASE TO BE ALTHOUGH IT IS THE CASE TO BE FAIR THE LAST TWO IMPEACHMENT IF FAIR THE LAST TWO IMPEACHMENT IF DWIER DWIER INQUIRIES BEGAN WITH A FULL INQUIRIES BEGAN WITH A FULL HOUSE VOTE. HOUSE VOTE. THERE IS BASICALLY NOTHING IN THERE IS BASICALLY NOTHING IN THE CONSTITUTION ON HOW TO THE CONSTITUTION ON HOW TO ACTUALLY GO ABOUT DOING IT. ACTUALLY GO ABOUT DOING IT. WE’VE ONLY DONE IT THREE TIMES WE’VE ONLY DONE IT THREE TIMES IN OUR NATION’S HISTORY. IN OUR NATION’S HISTORY. I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE GOOD TO I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE GOOD TO TALK TO THREE PEOPLE WHO WERE TALK TO THREE PEOPLE WHO WERE PART OF THE INVESTIGATION PART OF THE INVESTIGATION IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY INTO RICHARD IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY INTO RICHARD NIXON. NIXON. NOW AN MSNBC LEGAL ANALYST JILL NOW AN MSNBC LEGAL ANALYST JILL WINE-BANKS, ALSO FORMER WINE-BANKS, ALSO FORMER ASSISTANT WATERGATE PROSECUTOR ASSISTANT WATERGATE PROSECUTOR AND FORMER ASSISTANT TO TREASURY AND FORMER ASSISTANT TO TREASURY RICHARD DAVIS, AND FORMER RICHARD DAVIS, AND FORMER JUDICIARY FORMER DEMOCRATIC JUDICIARY FORMER DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSWOMAN FROM NEW YORK CONGRESSWOMAN FROM NEW YORK ELIZABETH. ELIZABETH. WE GOT WORD TONIGHT THAT THEY WE GOT WORD TONIGHT THAT THEY HAVE SUBPOENAED THE WHITE HOUSE, HAVE SUBPOENAED THE WHITE HOUSE, MICK MULVANEY, VICE PRESIDENT MICK MULVANEY, VICE PRESIDENT PENCE THIS IS BIG DEAL PENCE THIS IS BIG DEAL CONSTITUTIONALLY. CONSTITUTIONALLY. WHAT DOES IT MEAN, WHERE DOES IT WHAT DOES IT MEAN, WHERE DOES IT GO AND WHO RESOLVES IT? GO AND WHO RESOLVES IT?>>WELL, WE WENT THROUGH THAT IN>>WELL, WE WENT THROUGH THAT IN THE NIXON IMPEACHMENT PROCESS. THE NIXON IMPEACHMENT PROCESS. BY THE WAY, WE STARTED THE BY THE WAY, WE STARTED THE IMPEACHMENT PROCESS BEFORE THERE IMPEACHMENT PROCESS BEFORE THERE WAS A HOUSE VOTE DURING THE WAS A HOUSE VOTE DURING THE NIXON IMPEACHMENT. NIXON IMPEACHMENT. WE STARTED ACTUALLY READING THE WE STARTED ACTUALLY READING THE CONSTITUTION AND TRYING TO CONSTITUTION AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT A HIGH CRIME AND FIGURE OUT WHAT A HIGH CRIME AND MISDEMEANOR WAS WAY BEFORE WE MISDEMEANOR WAS WAY BEFORE WE HAD A HOUSE AUTHORIZATION. HAD A HOUSE AUTHORIZATION. ABSOLUTELY, WE STARTED, WE HAD ABSOLUTELY, WE STARTED, WE HAD STAFF, JUST NONSENSE WHAT THE STAFF, JUST NONSENSE WHAT THE ADMINISTRATION IS SAYING. ADMINISTRATION IS SAYING. IT’S NOT HISTORICAL. IT’S NOT HISTORICAL. SECONDLY, THE ADMINISTRATION SECONDLY, THE ADMINISTRATION TOTALLY STONEWALLED US. TOTALLY STONEWALLED US. NIXON GOT UP AND SAID LOOK AT NIXON GOT UP AND SAID LOOK AT ALL THE DOCUMENTS I’M TURNING ALL THE DOCUMENTS I’M TURNING OVER. OVER. HE HAD THESE THREE RING BINDERS. HE HAD THESE THREE RING BINDERS. HE SAYS I’VE GIVEN EVERYTHING HE SAYS I’VE GIVEN EVERYTHING BUT OF COURSE THEY WERE DOCTORED BUT OF COURSE THEY WERE DOCTORED TRANSCRIPTS. TRANSCRIPTS. AND WHEN WE COMPARE THE AND WHEN WE COMPARE THE TRANSCRIPTS AGAINST THE ACTUAL TRANSCRIPTS AGAINST THE ACTUAL TAPES THERE WERE NOT JUST TAPES THERE WERE NOT JUST EXPLITIVES EXPLITIVES EXPLITIVES DELETED BUT THINGS EXPLITIVES DELETED BUT THINGS ADDED AND YOU CAN’T TRUST IT. ADDED AND YOU CAN’T TRUST IT.>>RIGHT, THE TRANSCRIPT WE SAW>>RIGHT, THE TRANSCRIPT WE SAW RECALLS, RIGHT, INFAMOUSLY THE RECALLS, RIGHT, INFAMOUSLY THE NIXON TAPES HAVE THIS SECTION. NIXON TAPES HAVE THIS SECTION. IT DOESN’T SEEM TO TIME OUT. IT DOESN’T SEEM TO TIME OUT. WHAT WOULD BE THE PROCESS FOR WHAT WOULD BE THE PROCESS FOR GOING ABOUT — RICH, WHAT WOULD GOING ABOUT — RICH, WHAT WOULD BE THE PROSFOR GOING ABOUT TO BE THE PROSFOR GOING ABOUT TO GET THE FULL THING? GET THE FULL THING?>>OBVIOUSLY, THAT’S ONE THING>>OBVIOUSLY, THAT’S ONE THING SUBPOENA BECAUSE FORM NORMALLY SUBPOENA BECAUSE FORM NORMALLY YOU WOULD SAY THERE’S A GREAT YOU WOULD SAY THERE’S A GREAT EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE ARGUMENT, EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE ARGUMENT, THIS IS AFTER A PRESIDENTIAL THIS IS AFTER A PRESIDENTIAL CONVERSATION. CONVERSATION. BUT THEY’VE ALREADY RELEASED THE BUT THEY’VE ALREADY RELEASED THE SUMMARY OR SUMMARY TRANSCRIPT SO SUMMARY OR SUMMARY TRANSCRIPT SO I THINK THAT IS NOT GOING TO BE I THINK THAT IS NOT GOING TO BE A STRONG ARGUMENT HERE. A STRONG ARGUMENT HERE. BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY WHAT BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY WHAT WE’VE SEEN FROM THIS WHITE HOUSE WE’VE SEEN FROM THIS WHITE HOUSE IS THEIR POSITION IS THEY DON’T IS THEIR POSITION IS THEY DON’T REALLY CARE, THEY’LL JUST SAY NO REALLY CARE, THEY’LL JUST SAY NO AND ARTICLE 3, THE THIRD ARTICLE AND ARTICLE 3, THE THIRD ARTICLE WAS FAILURE TO RESPOND WAS FAILURE TO RESPOND SUBPOENAS, A SERIES OF SUBPOENAS SUBPOENAS, A SERIES OF SUBPOENAS AND THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED THEN, AND THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED THEN, AND WE’LL SEE WHETHER THAT’S AND WE’LL SEE WHETHER THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS NOW OR THIS GETS WHAT HAPPENS NOW OR THIS GETS RESOLVED BY THE COURTS. RESOLVED BY THE COURTS.>>THERE’S THE COURTS, AND>>THERE’S THE COURTS, AND WHAT’S REALLY FASCINATING TO ME WHAT’S REALLY FASCINATING TO ME IS THIS NAS FATING EDUCATION IS THIS NAS FATING EDUCATION THERE’S THIS NEBULOUS ABOUT THERE’S THIS NEBULOUS ABOUT WHO’S GOING TO ADJUDICATE THIS WHO’S GOING TO ADJUDICATE THIS AND WHICH BRANCH HAS PRIVACY. AND WHICH BRANCH HAS PRIVACY. AND ONE OF THE THINGS AND ONE OF THE THINGS FASCINATING TO ME, JILL, IS THAT FASCINATING TO ME, JILL, IS THAT THEY ARE CLEARLY IN A STRONGER THEY ARE CLEARLY IN A STRONGER POSITION HAVING JUST ANNOUNCED POSITION HAVING JUST ANNOUNCED AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY. AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY. LIKE ALREADY THAT HAS MADE LIKE ALREADY THAT HAS MADE PEOPLE SHOW UP AND DOCUMENTS PEOPLE SHOW UP AND DOCUMENTS TURNED OVER. TURNED OVER. THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT THE THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT THE INDICATION OF THAT IT SEEMS TO INDICATION OF THAT IT SEEMS TO ME THAT HAS ITS OWN KIND OF ME THAT HAS ITS OWN KIND OF FORCE. FORCE.>>IT’S NOT JUST AN IMAGINATION>>IT’S NOT JUST AN IMAGINATION THAT YOU HAVE BECAUSE THE COURTS THAT YOU HAVE BECAUSE THE COURTS HAVE MADE IT CLEAR THAT WHEN HAVE MADE IT CLEAR THAT WHEN THERE’S A JUDICIAL PROCEEDING THERE’S A JUDICIAL PROCEEDING PENDING YOU HAVE MORE POWERS. PENDING YOU HAVE MORE POWERS. AND AN IMPEACHMENT IS A JUDICIAL AND AN IMPEACHMENT IS A JUDICIAL PROCEEDING. PROCEEDING. AND ULTLY THE ONE THAT WENT TO AND ULTLY THE ONE THAT WENT TO THE SUPREME COURT WAS FOR TRIAL. THE SUPREME COURT WAS FOR TRIAL. THE GRAND JURY HAD ALREADY THE GRAND JURY HAD ALREADY INDICTED AND WE THEN SUBPOENAED INDICTED AND WE THEN SUBPOENAED MORE TAPES. MORE TAPES. AND YOU’RE RIGHT, THE ELLIPSIS AND YOU’RE RIGHT, THE ELLIPSIS SORT OF IN THE SUMMARY, THE CALL SORT OF IN THE SUMMARY, THE CALL NOTES ARE NOW BEING CALLED THE NOTES ARE NOW BEING CALLED THE ROSEMARY MOMENT OF THIS SCANDAL ROSEMARY MOMENT OF THIS SCANDAL OR THE 18-MIPT GAP SO I’M OR THE 18-MIPT GAP SO I’M VOLUNTEERING TO HELP. VOLUNTEERING TO HELP.>>YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO GO IN>>YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO GO IN THERE. THERE.>>THE SUBPOENA, YOU KNOW, IF IT>>THE SUBPOENA, YOU KNOW, IF IT COMES OUT, YOU KNOW, THE ISSUE COMES OUT, YOU KNOW, THE ISSUE WHETHER IT’S A JUDICIAL WHETHER IT’S A JUDICIAL PROCEEDING MIGHT BE AN ISSUE PROCEEDING MIGHT BE AN ISSUE BECAUSE SOMEBODY WOULD SAY, BECAUSE SOMEBODY WOULD SAY, WELL, IT’S AN IMPEACHMENT, NOT WELL, IT’S AN IMPEACHMENT, NOT JUDICIAL. JUDICIAL. HOWEVER, IT’S BEEN STRIPPED AWAY HOWEVER, IT’S BEEN STRIPPED AWAY BY HAVING AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY BY HAVING AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY IS ANY ARGUMENT THERE’S NO IS ANY ARGUMENT THERE’S NO LEGISLATIVE PURPOSE. LEGISLATIVE PURPOSE.>>AND THEY’VE BEEN USING THAT>>AND THEY’VE BEEN USING THAT TO STONEWALL. TO STONEWALL.>>THAT’S WHAT ONE OF THEIR>>THAT’S WHAT ONE OF THEIR MAJOR ARGUMENTS HAS BEEN NO MAJOR ARGUMENTS HAS BEEN NO LEGISLATIVE PURPOSE. LEGISLATIVE PURPOSE. THE PURPOSE HERE IS TO THE PURPOSE HERE IS TO INVESTIGATE WHETHER THERE’S BEEN INVESTIGATE WHETHER THERE’S BEEN ABUSE OF POWER AND PLAINLY THEY ABUSE OF POWER AND PLAINLY THEY DON’T HAVE THAT DEFENSE. DON’T HAVE THAT DEFENSE.>>THE OTHER THING IS CHAIRMAN>>THE OTHER THING IS CHAIRMAN RODINO DURING THE NIXON RODINO DURING THE NIXON IMPEACHMENT SAID WE’RE NOT GOING IMPEACHMENT SAID WE’RE NOT GOING TO THE COURTS BECAUSE THE TO THE COURTS BECAUSE THE IMPEACHMENT POWER IS SOLELY IN IMPEACHMENT POWER IS SOLELY IN THE HANDS OF CONGRESS, AND THE THE HANDS OF CONGRESS, AND THE COURTS CAN’T DETERMINE WHAT COURTS CAN’T DETERMINE WHAT CONGRESS DECIDES IS IMPORTANT. CONGRESS DECIDES IS IMPORTANT. SO THERE ARE TWO THINGS I WANTED SO THERE ARE TWO THINGS I WANTED TO SAY ABOUT THAT. TO SAY ABOUT THAT. NUMBER ONE IS THAT IF CONGRESS NUMBER ONE IS THAT IF CONGRESS DECIDES THAT MEANS THE AMERICAN DECIDES THAT MEANS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IN THE END BECAUSE THEY PEOPLE IN THE END BECAUSE THEY SUPPORT THIS PROCESS, THEN THERE SUPPORT THIS PROCESS, THEN THERE WILL BE AN IMPEACHMENT ARTICLE WILL BE AN IMPEACHMENT ARTICLE ON THIS GROUND. ON THIS GROUND. AND THE SECOND THING IS THAT I AND THE SECOND THING IS THAT I THINK ADAM SCHIFF IS BEING THINK ADAM SCHIFF IS BEING REALLY SMART AND THE OTHER REALLY SMART AND THE OTHER COMMITTEE CHAIRS ARE BEING COMMITTEE CHAIRS ARE BEING REALLY SMART ABOUT HOW THEY’RE REALLY SMART ABOUT HOW THEY’RE HANDLING THESE SUBPOENAS BECAUSE HANDLING THESE SUBPOENAS BECAUSE WHAT THEY’RE SAYING TO THE WHAT THEY’RE SAYING TO THE ADMINISTRATION IS IF YOU DON’T ADMINISTRATION IS IF YOU DON’T TURN OVER THOSE SUBPOENAS WE’RE TURN OVER THOSE SUBPOENAS WE’RE GOING TO DRAW AN ADVERSE GOING TO DRAW AN ADVERSE INFLUENCE — INFERENCE, SORRY. INFLUENCE — INFERENCE, SORRY. AND WE’RE GOING TO DECIDE THAT AND WE’RE GOING TO DECIDE THAT BASICALLY YOU’VE GOT SOMETHING BASICALLY YOU’VE GOT SOMETHING TO COVER UP AND HIDE — TO COVER UP AND HIDE –>>BECAUSE THERE’S NO>>BECAUSE THERE’S NO EXTERNAL — THAT’S A REALLY EXTERNAL — THAT’S A REALLY IMPORTANT POINT. IMPORTANT POINT. THIS IS CONSTITUTIONAL GRANTED THIS IS CONSTITUTIONAL GRANTED TO CONGRESS AND THERE’S NOT SOME TO CONGRESS AND THERE’S NOT SOME OUT THERE JUDICIAL PROCEEDING, OUT THERE JUDICIAL PROCEEDING, THERE’S NO LIKE PLEADING THE THERE’S NO LIKE PLEADING THE FIFTH. FIFTH. WE’RE THE ONES SITTING IN WE’RE THE ONES SITTING IN JUDGMENT, SO IF YOU INSTRUCT US, JUDGMENT, SO IF YOU INSTRUCT US, WE’RE GOING TO COME TO THE WORST WE’RE GOING TO COME TO THE WORST POSSIBLE CONCLUSION ABOUT THE POSSIBLE CONCLUSION ABOUT THE DOCUMENTS YOU HAVEN’T TURNED DOCUMENTS YOU HAVEN’T TURNED OVER. OVER.>>LEGALLY THAT’S OF COURSE>>LEGALLY THAT’S OF COURSE PERMISSIBLE IN ANY COURT BUT PERMISSIBLE IN ANY COURT BUT LET’S FACE IT, PEOPLE WOULD LET’S FACE IT, PEOPLE WOULD NORMALLY DRAW THAT CONCLUSION. NORMALLY DRAW THAT CONCLUSION. EVEN WITH THE FIFTH AMENDMENT, EVEN WITH THE FIFTH AMENDMENT, YOU SHOULDN’T DRAW AN ADVERSE YOU SHOULDN’T DRAW AN ADVERSE INFERENCE BUT PEOPLE DO BECAUSE INFERENCE BUT PEOPLE DO BECAUSE THEY KNOW YOU’RE HIDING THEY KNOW YOU’RE HIDING SOMETHING IF YOU WON’T COME SOMETHING IF YOU WON’T COME FORWARD TO IT. FORWARD TO IT.>>ONE OF REASONS THEY HAD HOUSE>>ONE OF REASONS THEY HAD HOUSE RESOLUTIONS IN SPP 74 IS BECAUSE RESOLUTIONS IN SPP 74 IS BECAUSE THE NATURE OF THE HOUSE RULES AS THE NATURE OF THE HOUSE RULES AS THEY THEN EXISTED. THEY THEN EXISTED. SINCE THAT TIME THE HOUSE RULES SINCE THAT TIME THE HOUSE RULES AND COMMITTEE RULES HAVE BEEN AND COMMITTEE RULES HAVE BEEN CHANGED. CHANGED. THEY HAVE MUCH GREATER POWER TO THEY HAVE MUCH GREATER POWER TO ISSUE SUBPOENAS JUST BY THE ISSUE SUBPOENAS JUST BY THE CHAIR, AND THEY HAVE MUCH CHAIR, AND THEY HAVE MUCH GREATER POWER TO HAVE STAFFDES GREATER POWER TO HAVE STAFFDES THAN THEY HAD. THAN THEY HAD. SO IN THOSE CASES ONE OF THE SO IN THOSE CASES ONE OF THE PURPOSES OF THE RESOLUTION WAS PURPOSES OF THE RESOLUTION WAS TO INCREASE THE POWER BEYOND TO INCREASE THE POWER BEYOND WHAT THE HOUSE HAD DELEGATED WHAT THE HOUSE HAD DELEGATED THROUGH RULES. THROUGH RULES. IT’S NOT LINKED TO THE ABILITY IT’S NOT LINKED TO THE ABILITY TO GET INFORMATION. TO GET INFORMATION.>>IN FACT, IN THE SUBPOENA>>IN FACT, IN THE SUBPOENA DOCUMENT LETTER THAT WAS ISSUED DOCUMENT LETTER THAT WAS ISSUED TODAY BY THE OVERSIGHT TODAY BY THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEES THEY READ, THEY COMMITTEES THEY READ, THEY BASICALLY MAKE THAT ARGUMENT. BASICALLY MAKE THAT ARGUMENT. BECAUSE THE HOUSE RULES THE BECAUSE THE HOUSE RULES THE CONGRESS PASSED, THE HOUSE PASS CONGRESS PASSED, THE HOUSE PASS SAID IN THE BEGINNING — HERE’S SAID IN THE BEGINNING — HERE’S MY QUESTION FOR YOU IN THIS MY QUESTION FOR YOU IN THIS HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE, I THINK HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE, I THINK THIS SENSE WE KNOW WHAT’S GOING THIS SENSE WE KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN. TO HAPPEN. THE HOUSE WILL IMPEACH HIM AND THE HOUSE WILL IMPEACH HIM AND THE SENATE WILL ACQUIT. THE SENATE WILL ACQUIT. I FEEL THINGS ARE MUCH MORE I FEEL THINGS ARE MUCH MORE DYNAMIC THAN THAT. DYNAMIC THAN THAT. I FEEL WE GENUINELY DON’T KNOW I FEEL WE GENUINELY DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN AND I’M WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN AND I’M CURIOUS IF YOU LIVED THROUGH CURIOUS IF YOU LIVED THROUGH WATERGATE IF YOU HAVE THAT WATERGATE IF YOU HAVE THAT FEELING TOO IN. FEELING TOO IN.>>WHEN WE STARTED THE>>WHEN WE STARTED THE IMPEACHMENT PROCESS AFTER THE IMPEACHMENT PROCESS AFTER THE SATURDAY NIGHT MASSACRE AND THE SATURDAY NIGHT MASSACRE AND THE PEOPLE SAID WAIT A MINUTE WE’RE PEOPLE SAID WAIT A MINUTE WE’RE NOT A BANANA REPUBLIC, WAIT A NOT A BANANA REPUBLIC, WAIT A MINUTE, CONGRESS, YOU DO MINUTE, CONGRESS, YOU DO SOMETHING. SOMETHING. WHEN WE STARTED IT WE DID WANT WHEN WE STARTED IT WE DID WANT KNOW WHAT AN IMPEACHMENT WAS, KNOW WHAT AN IMPEACHMENT WAS, WHAT A HIGH CRIME OR MISDEMEANOR WHAT A HIGH CRIME OR MISDEMEANOR WAS, WE DIDN’T HAVE A VOTE COUNT WAS, WE DIDN’T HAVE A VOTE COUNT ON COMMITTEE. ON COMMITTEE. FORGET THE SENATE, WE DIDN’T FORGET THE SENATE, WE DIDN’T EVEN KNOW WHAT THE CASE WAS. EVEN KNOW WHAT THE CASE WAS. WHEN WE STARTED, WE STARTED FROM WHEN WE STARTED, WE STARTED FROM SCRATCH. SCRATCH. BUT WE BUILT A CASE AND DID IT BUT WE BUILT A CASE AND DID IT IN A FAIR WAY, BUILT ON SOLID IN A FAIR WAY, BUILT ON SOLID EVIDENCE AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE EVIDENCE AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WERE WITH US. WERE WITH US. SO ANYONE WHO WOULD HAVE SO ANYONE WHO WOULD HAVE PREDICTED AT THAT TIME NEVER BE PREDICTED AT THAT TIME NEVER BE AN IMPEACHMENT, THEY WERE WRONG. AN IMPEACHMENT, THEY WERE WRONG. YOU CAN’T PREDICT THIS IF THE YOU CAN’T PREDICT THIS IF THE CONGRESS ACTS IN A RESPONSIBLE, CONGRESS ACTS IN A RESPONSIBLE, FAIR AND HONORABLE WAY.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 9:48 am
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    Trump 12 more years !!

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  • October 5, 2019 at 11:01 am
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    Are they suggesting they may be doctoring transcripts? What a SHOCKING idea. Don't they realise this is the Trump administration?

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  • October 5, 2019 at 12:15 pm
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    Biden is toast. Burnt toast.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 1:02 pm
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    Elipse = 20 mins missing in this case too.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 1:38 pm
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    Why isn’t he impeached yet. Apparently “still investigating”. The prove is their, he admitted it, so did people involved, whats the wait?

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  • October 5, 2019 at 1:48 pm
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    Why would bone spurs be so afraid? He claims he's innocent. So prove it with all the docs. And be done. Make fools of all your political enemies. Bring out the tax docs, all the stuff. Take the lead on this and prove how wonderful you are bone spurs. Can't be done.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 2:07 pm
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    This is true NASTY patrician politics.
    ALL AMERICANS NEED TO MAKE BOTH PARTIES STOP THE NONSENSE.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 2:15 pm
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    Good article from American Thinker–good reading even for Democrats ==> https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/10/its_impeachment_or_violence_take_your_pick.html

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  • October 5, 2019 at 2:30 pm
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    Let’s stick our heads in the sand and pretend the Ukrainium thing never happened 😃

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  • October 5, 2019 at 2:35 pm
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    Might end up with President Pence. Or are Democrats gonna go after him also to get President Pelosi?

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  • October 5, 2019 at 3:03 pm
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    You guys are not serious……

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  • October 5, 2019 at 4:45 pm
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    Its time all law abiding citizens of America that know the impeachment of president Trump is illegal which is most of America to stand up to the Democrats that are trying to impeach President Trump and let them know we the people are tired of their bs lies and we demand they stop it now or they will regret it. They need to have a full house vote to even start the impeachment inquiry they dont have it and they know it .that's why refuse to call for a vote . They think it is legal and it's not. If they try to impeach President Trump we will rise up and put a stop to it by ignoring the Democrats and impeaching everyone of them and doing away with the Democrat party all together .lets band together and throw a Monkywrench in to this bs and stop them now

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  • October 5, 2019 at 4:48 pm
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    People Are Sick Of The Democratic Mobs Sick Lies…Do Something For The Country For A Change…Work For The Best President Ever…Get On The Trump Train Or Just Dont Say A Thing.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 4:51 pm
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    Keep in mind the Congress is working for we the people not for their own political reasons. We need to rise up and let Pelosi, nadler, aoc ,Warren, Talib, Presley and the rest of the corrupt, dishonest criminal Democrats we will not stand for anymore of this false farce and thier corrupt ways have been exposed and we will not take it anymore

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  • October 5, 2019 at 5:25 pm
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    Yup, adverse inference! Obstruction of congress. Yum yum… 😊

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  • October 5, 2019 at 5:50 pm
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    One of the democrat reps/senators should also read the whistleblower report and the transcript of the call within both chambers of Congress so that it is of public record.

    While it might not have any affect, although it should….it would be giving back some trolling medicine to Trump and his enablers.

    All the best.

    Cheers.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 6:41 pm
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    Nowhere. Just like russia.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 6:54 pm
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    Pelosi told us once before that this President is self-impeachable. She knows the voters will soon demand impeachment, so there's no room left for Trump and Republicans to lie that this is a politically motivated witch hunt hoax, as they've been ludicrously claiming all along.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 7:08 pm
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    52 U.S. Code§ 30121 and US Constitution Article 1 Section 9
    Team Trump, and the GOP, are traitors. Congress needs to enforce compliance.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 7:14 pm
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    These are the true experts with brilliant legal minds. Thanks!

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  • October 5, 2019 at 8:04 pm
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    Nancy Pelosi “wanted to indict this President” but instead all she could do was impeach this criminal President

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  • October 5, 2019 at 8:06 pm
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    Joe Biden has a son who works in Ukraine

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  • October 5, 2019 at 8:07 pm
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    Adam Schiff is part of the Intelligence Committee

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  • October 5, 2019 at 8:12 pm
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    Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii wants no more foreign wars. They cost money and lives.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 8:14 pm
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    democrats are doing more to get Trump reelected than Trump could ever do.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 8:15 pm
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    Just look at the distance traveled in the last 10 day. imagine the next 20 days.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 8:20 pm
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    Many people feel Congress has not been doing their jobs for a long time. They were given certain powers by our Constitution as to oversight and we expect them to use it, otherwise they may as well lie down and be useless.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 8:28 pm
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    Forget the were in a weird space. .law is law….truth is truth…so we're north Korea

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  • October 5, 2019 at 8:35 pm
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    Bye Bye CONald !

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  • October 5, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    They are going to LOSE!

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  • October 5, 2019 at 9:32 pm
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    Trump is just playing silly games, demanding that the House vote on having an inquiry. This is NOT in the Constitution and they should just move forward. I'm sick of his antics. And if the Senate had any brains, they would follow what the majority of people want. The base isn't big enough to reelect many of them.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 10:08 pm
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    You put your right foot in, you put your right foot out, you put your right foot in and the tape gets all wiped out… Rosemary Woods.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 10:45 pm
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    bill barr did nixon's tapes? I know he did iran contra and a few other things.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 10:51 pm
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    NO WHERE !

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  • October 5, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    Jill Win banks is brilliant .

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  • October 5, 2019 at 11:12 pm
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    Thanks, Chris, distinguished guests, and MSNBC. More, more, MORE!♥

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  • October 5, 2019 at 11:15 pm
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    Yeah… the house ain't gonna do nothin… they have proven that!

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  • October 5, 2019 at 11:23 pm
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    Very good segment. I love hearing from the experts from history

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  • October 5, 2019 at 11:37 pm
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    Rep. Holtzman: "..there was also more than 'expletives deleted'." Ha ha

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  • October 5, 2019 at 11:47 pm
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    Great discussion indeed!

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  • October 5, 2019 at 11:53 pm
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    GAG ORDER on trump 🤐 will help us all!!

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  • October 6, 2019 at 1:24 am
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    I am not from America, but have a question. Why would you keep a President around that has all of You BREATHING THROUGH YOUR ARSEHOLES?

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  • October 6, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    Clinton in 74? Could you invite ppl that aren't all over 80 and confused?

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  • October 6, 2019 at 1:43 am
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    The format change is terrible and a disaster. You're a news guy, not an entertainer. Fix it

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  • October 6, 2019 at 1:47 am
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    Whatever comes, this is the moment of catalyst. There’s no stopping impeachment from here on in.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 1:52 am
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    Keep up the good work and help inform those people who don't have knowledge of how this works. Thanks for the good work you are doing.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 2:31 am
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    Wen y’all starting the “Baby Eaten”?…..go aoc 👍🏻

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  • October 6, 2019 at 2:35 am
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    Aint never gonna happen bitches…..M.A.G.A

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  • October 6, 2019 at 3:08 am
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    A talk show. Y'all play too much 😋

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  • October 6, 2019 at 3:10 am
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    Impeachment is a special class on it's own.. it's both quasi political and quasi judicial.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 3:19 am
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    The United Supreme Court: a Congresional investigation has wider Authority over an investigation regarding evidence then the Judicial branch of our Government. The Judicial has to have "just cause" the Congressional doesn't. One is political, the other is judicial, the laws are not the same.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 3:25 am
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    Lets get reed of this pathological Lier. Democrats be strong
    — Independent voter

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  • October 6, 2019 at 4:03 am
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    If the White House submits "doctored" document – helloooo – just add this crime to all the others already committed

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  • October 6, 2019 at 4:29 am
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    Treat every single Trump minion as a hostile witness and subpoena the lot of them right from the start.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 5:22 am
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    I'd like to think that the American people would 'be with it' once the evidence is laid out, but they didn't have Fox News putting out disinformation 24/7 to half the public back in Nixon's days.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 6:18 am
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    The saddest part of all this sh*t show, is that of all the crimes this guy has been committing, none of them had the gravitas to call for impeachment except when he decided to go after one of the political elite… sad, very sad.
    Also, Americans should be recording every single politician that defends the most corrupt person to ever occupy the seat of the presidency.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 7:42 am
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    It will go away just like the rest of the fake stories. Yet democrat supporters will still continue to look like idiots because of it

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  • October 6, 2019 at 8:08 am
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    "These most deadly adversaries of republican government might naturally have been expected to make their approaches from more than one quarter, but chiefly from the desire in foreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in our councils. How could they better gratify this, than by raising a creature of their own to the chief magistracy of the Union? "

    Federalist Papers #68
    Alexander Hamilton

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  • October 6, 2019 at 8:40 am
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    There is plenty of evidence in Trumps past history that he IS shifty as [email protected] is NOTHING Patriotic about wilful ignorance folks 🙄
    I suggest folks go educate themselves on the many documentaries and books that pre date Trumps ride down that escalator in 2015 when he began his biggest Fraud EVER on the US public! Google..go use it!

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  • October 6, 2019 at 10:37 am
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    seriously jill?? DRINK SOME WATER BEFORE GOING ON AIR 1!!

    its just with her and everytime she speaks on air, i just dont get it, who hates her that much to let this happen?

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  • October 6, 2019 at 11:00 am
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    There would appear to be more adults "round the table" here than are in the White House.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 12:06 pm
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    THE CONALD FONDLE SCAMMINGLY SEEKS DRAMA
    THE PPL ARE TIRED OF IT ALL

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  • October 6, 2019 at 12:32 pm
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    It's going nowhere. Politicians are above the law. Just like you can't indict a sitting president you can't impeach one after they resign. And this is an investigation into whether or not to ACCUSE not an actual impeachment which would begin a whole other process. The media knows this because a lot of them are former politicians. They all protect each other and the media is just quelling the masses by beating us over the head with it continuously. So nothing is going to happen to trump.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 2:09 pm
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    Who voted for Trump and still support him chose him precisely because he is …The sick man becomes a king of his own world and, unlike the opening to the world that suffering … King Lear, Lamb speaks of how sickness makes us more selfish and self-centred than …

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  • October 6, 2019 at 3:53 pm
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    but.. the supreme court has been unfairly stacked in trump's favour… Moscow Mitch refused to replace a vacancy in the supreme court during Obama's last year… trump knows that he is not the only corrupt politician in Washington… the question may come down to whether the supreme court will make determinations on the basis of law and precedent … or whether they are also corrupt republicans…

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  • October 6, 2019 at 4:29 pm
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    Current political events have conjured up haunting memories of earlier times, when allied territory existed under the oppressive thumb of Kremlin rule.
    In the early 1960s my family traveled overseas, when my father was transferred to Wiesbaden, Germany. To give us an understanding of both the cultural and historic background of our host country, Dad took us on the overnight military train from Frankfurt to Berlin. At this time Germany was divided into East and West, with the Russia dominating the Eastern half; the Berlin Wall had just been constructed. Since this trip happened over fifty years ago, many of the details have become blurred, however three things have remained foremost in my memories.
    Our first encounter or welcome came when we crossed the boarder and were inspected while in our pajamas (it was a night train) by Russian troops carrying machine guns. I was thirteen years old at the time, my brother was age nine. Another highlight of Berlin at that time, was a bus tour of the Eastern Zone, the area that was designated to the Russians at the end of WWII. We traversed from the American Zone behind the Iron Curtain through Checkpoint Charlie, whose infamy was established by the many stories of attempted escape by men, women, and children; some survivors with joyful endings, others with tragic results. The Eastern Zone had its main thoroughfare rebuilt, however, just one block away buildings were nothing but rubble, creating a bleak picture of what the city of Berlin must have looked like at the end of the war. The final memory I took away from Berlin is the river Spree which divided the city and became part of the Berlin Wall, where many people also died.
    At the time we moved to Germany, we did not even take a television with us because programming was very limited, so we were reliant upon the Armed Forces Network for news via the radio. News came on at 6 o’clock every evening; the dinner hour. Along with news from the States and other world news, I recall that stories of daring escapes along with many more tragic endings seemed to be a nightly occurrence. At times my Mother would ask my Father if we could please just turn off the broadcast.
    Like the tragic picture of the Father and his Daughter that we recently saw drowned in the Rio Grande, this narrative is currently be played out in our country. The youngest victim to drown in Berlin was one years old; no rescue was afforded the victims of the Spree because the Russian soldiers would simply shoot everyone. So we are now characterized as heartless Americans, with a president calling for flesh piercing razor wire and shooting victims in the legs to slow them down.
    As I watch the media focus on the whistleblower story, as the story has unfolded to inform the American public on how our president attempted to shake down and extort the Ukrainian President Zelensky. However, since the story keeps expanding daily to include not just the President but his Vice President, his personal representatives, his White House staffers, along with some State Department officials and other agencies, there is one aspect of this whole narrative that has been totally undermined.
    The Ukraine is a divided country with the Russian Bear occupying the Crimea; another divided and Russian occupied country. Nearly 13,000 Ukrainian’s have already been killed. They desperately need the financial support voted on last year by a bipartisan Congress. To delay this support will cost Ukrainian lives. How many more innocent lives will Russia dispose of in their grab for oil and gas wealth? The question is, will we let Trump get away with this crime? So he isn’t shooting his victim in the middle of 5th Avenue, but to withhold this support is tantamount to murder by Donald Trump.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 7:43 pm
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    MSNBC IS FAKE-NEWS!

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  • October 6, 2019 at 7:44 pm
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    KILLUMINATI ALWAYS!

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  • October 6, 2019 at 7:55 pm
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    It will go nowhere, because there was no crime committed by the President. Only the Bidens.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 9:21 pm
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    trump supporters have zero idea what being honorable is. they, with Putins help put this criminal in the White House.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 9:23 pm
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    No President has been removed as a result of impeachment, historically speaking.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 10:05 pm
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    Trump is unfit for office. Simple. Its not hatred or sour grapes. Trump is unfit and not interested in anything but making money out of the office and covering up white collarcrime. Facts.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 11:17 pm
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    You honestly don't know what's going to happen? After Mitch McConnell openly admitted he would block the removal vote before reviewing any evidence?

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  • October 6, 2019 at 11:39 pm
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    EVERY TIME the Republicans feel they could lose an election they threaten CIVIL WAR.
    1 million Americans died during Obama's era- remember??? I don't either.
    Dumb Donald will soon get a Karma kiss he'll never forget.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 11:48 pm
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    IVEDONE SOME HOMEWORK, CREEPY JOE AND JR. LOOK REALLY GUILTY

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  • October 7, 2019 at 12:46 am
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    I'm agnostic, but here's a prayer anyway : "May this be the time that proves — CATEGORICALLY — that the wholly demonstrable cover-up is INDEED worse even than the wholly demonstrable and grievous offenses of this monster. AMEN!" (That might actually constitute, to some extent anyway, a kind of proof of the existence of a GOOD deity. I say "might", mind you.)

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  • October 7, 2019 at 1:39 am
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    The Ukrainians convicted two guys for interfering in the 2016 US Election trying to help Hillary. It's all on tape but MSNBC will never tell you this true explosive story. Why? Because Obama made sure the corporate fat cats that run MSNBC got their share of the spoils from $ Billions sent to the Ukraine that ended up lost in a Ukrainian bank. MSNBC has no credibility, none whatsoever. You'll never get the truth here. But then, their audience is so small and insignificant it really doesn't matter.

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  • October 7, 2019 at 3:58 am
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    Trump won't quit. That's too easy. No he'll dig in and expect the Senate to save him. He'll do a Clinton, be impeached but survive by Senate vote. Then lose the election to Warren 2020. And have the 1st Female President you should have had in 2016

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  • October 7, 2019 at 4:28 am
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    THE REPUBLIKKKANS ………. TRAITORS OF AMERICA ……. FDT

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  • October 7, 2019 at 5:32 am
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    Mob boss con man Trump, the king of the swamp…🐀🐀🐀🤢🤢🤢

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  • October 7, 2019 at 6:30 am
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    CNN and MSNBC are actually Ted Turner and Bill Gates.

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  • October 7, 2019 at 7:38 am
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    What’s the point of impeachment, Pence, Sanders and Biden are correct as well

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  • October 7, 2019 at 9:34 am
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    You know what you do have to do in congress whether it be passing a law, having an investigation, having an inquiry, even adjourning and it isn't actually written in the Constitution….VOTE and obtain a majority to do anything. The idea that because something isn't specifically written in the Constitution or that precedent doesn't create common law is completely devoid of any understanding of hoe the law works. Under that reasoning any one person in congress can decide to pass a Bill without having a vote by congress. Trump is daring them to take it to the courts…because what is happening is unconstitutional. Committees are meant to organize and disseminate information so that the House can vote on them…they can't legally act unilaterally.

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  • October 7, 2019 at 10:34 am
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    But now USA IS A BANANA-REPUBLIC!!! SAD!!!

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  • October 7, 2019 at 11:26 am
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    Truth is always the most important thing in a country
    A country run on lies will never succeed, and America needs truth more then ever
    Trump and administration need to start telling the truth people are not stupid
    and to believe they are shame on you and shame on us for allowing it to happen

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  • October 7, 2019 at 12:02 pm
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    Will go nowhere…..there is no impeachment inquiry

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  • October 7, 2019 at 1:07 pm
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    can he simply burn the actual transcript?

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  • October 7, 2019 at 1:26 pm
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    please god, let them act honorably. We need the truth.

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  • October 7, 2019 at 2:32 pm
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    After Nixon it should be a law oops sorry republicans do believe in the law we’ll still it should be a requirement for all presidential phone calls to be taped and in the invent a impeachment inquiry tapes should be hand over from the start of a president has nothing to hide no need to hide them

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  • October 7, 2019 at 6:50 pm
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    "If you will not be turned, you will be destroyed." The Emperor Trump tapes circa 2019

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  • October 7, 2019 at 8:04 pm
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    The Repubs are complicit in their silence & the Dems have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory before – the people are going to have to rescue themselves from Trump & all his enablers. Use the first 3 words of your constitution – "We the people…" Vote.

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  • October 7, 2019 at 8:04 pm
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    The Repubs are complicit in their silence & the Dems have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory before – the people are going to have to rescue themselves from Trump & all his enablers. Use the first 3 words of your constitution – "We the people…" Vote.

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  • October 7, 2019 at 8:43 pm
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    What does Nixon have to do with Trump? why don't you just say you have nothing on Trump but you need to feed the fear-mongering public because that's what you do. the mainstream medias crimes perpetrated on the American citizen and the rest of the world. Has exposed the truth. Objective journalism is dead…

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  • October 8, 2019 at 4:09 am
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    If subpoenas are ignored its time these recalcitrant people were jailed until they comply ….enough is enough all ready !!

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  • October 8, 2019 at 5:17 am
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    I hope the gentleman facing the host checks this skin lesion on his temple.

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  • October 8, 2019 at 6:13 am
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    I hope they skin him alive, then dip him in a vat of salt water……..

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  • October 8, 2019 at 7:29 am
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    Any Republican Senator who doesn't see this as bribery and extortion is hiding behind the FoxNews Propaganda curtain

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  • October 8, 2019 at 7:42 am
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    No impeachment vote means no impeachment inquiry. It’s very simple. Huff and puff all you like …. the Dems love scamming the people … it’s all BS.

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  • October 8, 2019 at 7:53 am
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    I love trump supporters argument that this is all 4d chess and he’s playing the media and the left and in time he’ll release everything and he’ll truly be exonerated. Because it fails to comprehend a simple concept- if trump were such a smart man, why would he pit us against each other by being purposefully vitriolic and hiding things from us when he could just come out with it all, and find a way to unite our country rather than be fine with dividing it. Doesn’t seem like a very smart man when you consider it that way. Cooperation isn’t a partisan issue, it’s the way humanity has lasted this long, and driving us apart only makes cooperation that much harder with one another one a small and large scale.

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  • October 8, 2019 at 9:43 am
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    Impeach MSNBC

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