Analyst reveals secrets of White House ‘situation room’

Analyst reveals secrets of White House 'situation room' 1


In this weekend edition of The Point, Chris Cillizza and guest Samantha Vinograd, CNN National Security Analyst, break down the phone call at the center of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, and how the administration's actions after the conversation differed from official protocol. #CNN #News #Cillizza


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57 Comments on "Analyst reveals secrets of White House ‘situation room’"

  1. Hey, Chris here — what is your biggest question about the impeachment proceedings so far?

  2. *Michael* “I’ll take a bullet for Donald Trump” *Cohen*

    When Trump throws Rudy under the bus, he’s singing.

  3. Devildawg 0311 | October 12, 2019 at 4:07 AM | Reply

    Cue the idiots that never learned about the Constitution, Bill of Rights, Civil Rights Act, ect. from 2nd grade through high school.


    • @YouWillbe Mocked I have a strong feeling that, like in current day China, all of a person’s comments and online communications will be traceable right back to that person by any member of the public in the near future, (kind of like the Troll Trace episodes from South Park). I just wanted to ask you if you are comfortable with all the comments you make being attached to your real, legal name by some tech company like Google in the future? That could be a real possibility, though I imagine such a thing would only occur after many drawn-out legal battles over privacy rights.

    • Yo-yos Tenbucks | October 12, 2019 at 11:59 AM | Reply

      And the real news is..

  4. haters hating on this chick when they work at Taco Bell….

  5. I liked this explanation. It was very clear. Could do with more of this sort of thing. Samantha is well informed and able to get the message over succinctly.

    • @Raiders I can tell by your language that you’re a try hard nuff nuff. If you want to argue with my statements then bring it on. Otherwise, go spell check someone else.

    • @EatThe Babies so easily triggered. Relying on fiction to create an argument is your forte.

    • @Raiders You spent the time to read my statements. Refute them or move on. I’m not replying again if it’s just more nonsense and if so, good day mate.

  6. So, the criminal in chief did something illegal. I’m astonished….

    that he’s still in power.

    • @João Santos They went with the safer choice. More like Hillary bought out the party and forced Bernie out. The only thing she is qualified for is jail.

    • @Dwayne Shaw Well everything has been totally one-sided so far against Trump. Watch your polls once Horowitz releases his report and Durham starts charging the corrupt DOJ cabal and FBI which is one in the same.

    • @Logic B4Religion It’s not a stupid question. We all laugh because you have no answers to back up your TDS hysteria.

    • Logic B4Religion | October 12, 2019 at 12:16 PM | Reply

      @Gregg it is stupid, it has been answered repeatedly.

    • @Logic B4Religion Horseshit. It is never answered because you have no answer. Go ahead and answer it then, what actual laws has Trump broken? Enlighten us. Do you mean like Schiffs irrefutable evidence of collusion which he never had. Just because you don’t like him doesn’t mean he is breaking the law. He’s is the elected POTUS and doing a great job…………get over it and stop trying to ruin the country.

  7. Love this lady!!! She’s totally on point!!!!

  8. They’re describing how a *_normal_* situation room works. There’s nothing normal about this administration.

  9. The word “situation” , in Situation Room, refers to our president that got elected in 2016.

  10. Everybody’s looking for the next clickbait

  11. This is the type of young, intelligent and bright people Obama had around him, and Trump has Giuliani, Barr, Pompeo and Pence🙄

    • Darlene DeVegan | October 12, 2019 at 10:12 AM | Reply

      You mean the traitorous Obama who almost bankrupt our country, was chasing all of the major companies out America, and digging into our social security?

    • @RL Team it’s not a lie. You could verify it yourself through research. But you’d rather believe your lies and call them truth.

    • @Goofsters World yeah, have you noticed none of the women working for him are complaining? He’s not doing any of that. You really are a goof.

  12. World's Netizen | October 12, 2019 at 5:50 AM | Reply

    i want to see “Trump: Ukriane, are you listening….”

  13. Rudy who? I don’t know the guy….I have lotsa lawyers… No collusion……

  14. When the rule of law is so easily circumvented by our “leaders” & citizens are manipulated like sheep by an Australian political agitator / billionaire and his paid for lackeys, it’s already too late, the system is corrupt…next.

  15. Wait, this is the most transparent administration ever, right?
    Maybe it’s just the narrative they’re selling.

  16. I want breakfast | October 12, 2019 at 10:51 AM | Reply

    LOVE watching the corporate media die a slow death. lol

  17. CNN: “Drumpf man imPEACHED”

  18. Todd Bollinger | October 12, 2019 at 11:25 AM | Reply

    Better than average “Point” episode, Chris. Keep these experts coming.

  19. Thomas Gladders | October 12, 2019 at 11:59 AM | Reply

    Have you seen “picks booger” if he picked his nose for instance? 🤧

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