Closing In?: Trump Caught On Tape Calling January 6 ‘Important Date’ | The Beat With Ari Melber

Closing In?: Trump Caught On Tape Calling January 6 'Important Date' | The Beat With Ari Melber 1


Donald Trump’s former acting defense secretary bluntly stated in a Vice interview that Trump is to blame for the insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6. This comes as new audio evidence relating to his criminal probe in Georgia has come to light. MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber is joined by The New York Times’s Emily Bazelon to report on the developments. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. ). Aired on 03/11/2021.
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Closing In?: Trump Caught On Tape Calling January 6 'Important Date' | The Beat With Ari Melber

90 Comments on "Closing In?: Trump Caught On Tape Calling January 6 ‘Important Date’ | The Beat With Ari Melber"

  1. CONSTANTINE ANGEL GUTIERREZ | March 11, 2021 at 9:59 PM | Reply

    he is so guilty is not even funny, he knew. but we have a real attorney general I hope he gets to the bottom of this.

    • @Danny Oakenfold it is significant that not all of the people who participated in the riot at the capital were Trump supporters. It’s significant as it relates to the narrative of the left and it’s significant as it relates to the motives there of.

      You’re right. This is easy.

    • @Danny Oakenfold “And for such an intellectual you seem awfully fond of sweeping statements based on nothing but your feelings and opinions”

      Wrong. For the most part the entire premise of the black lives matter movement is based on a lie.

      Right down to the incident that birthed it.

      Trump was not responsible for inciting the riots.

      And he did want his supporters to gather and protest peacefully. Those were his exact words.

      Those are statements of fact.

    • @Danny Oakenfold “So how does a conversation go with one of such towering intellect“

      About the way you were expected to go when the person initiating the conversation is of such diminished intellect.

      Particularly when one is not allowed to provide citations.

    • Danny Oakenfold | March 24, 2021 at 4:03 AM | Reply

      @The Heretic “It’s significant as it relates to the narrative of the left and it’s significant as it relates to the motives there of.”.
      What “narrative of the left”?
      What “motives”?
      You’re just babbling at this point.
      And it’s “thereof” (another “typo” lol).

    • edwin nieves | March 25, 2021 at 3:50 PM | Reply

      @larry king and tweets this is what you get but deleted that right after

  2. Charlie Markham | March 11, 2021 at 10:01 PM | Reply

    Trump should’ve been charged… To the fullest of extent of the law.

    • Hopefully he still will be.

    • @D. let’s hope New York finds enough juicy to land him in prison.

    • Jerry Zogler | March 12, 2021 at 2:45 PM | Reply

      Because Biden he is planning genocide on the black community as Minister Farrakhan has revealed to the masses of the people that the Chiefs Joints of Staff has sat down with Colin Colonel Powell to plan genocide against the black community. But this is why the event. The mother plane is there, and the mother plane will destroy England, and that’s why you noticed that when the first sightings of the writing in the hedges, uh, from Stonehengees and the writings in the grass was 50 miles from what is call Stonehedges in England.

    • @Jerry Zogler sounds like you have found some bad drugs

    • Craig Warner | March 23, 2021 at 1:46 PM | Reply

      For what?

  3. Michael Humphrey | March 11, 2021 at 10:13 PM | Reply

    It seems to me that the Georgia Secretary of State is deliberately leaking the audio evidence proving Trump’s treason against the United States. That’s a good thing.

    • None of your Business | March 14, 2021 at 1:48 PM | Reply

      @Daniel Pickrell and I would love to know who is behind the millions and millions of loans from all the money laundering banks, no other bank would ever loan Trump that much money, loaning Trump all that money was NOT a business decision. I am betting Putin and Russia were behind those loans, and they are well known money laundering banks.

    • None of your Business | March 14, 2021 at 1:49 PM | Reply

      I would bet anything Putin and Russia own Trump

    • None of your Business | March 14, 2021 at 2:06 PM | Reply

      @Patricia Colombini it just blows my mind that anyone would think Trump is pro America. If you look at all the pro Russia things Trump has done, and all the money Trump got from money laundering banks and a lot more you have to be naive not to get it. It’s so sad so many good people are just that naive and used by Trump. Also I am positive that Putin has studied America for a long time and coached Trump on how to appeal to the naive in America, Putin is highly intelligent, Trump is actually a moron and could never pull it off without Putin.

    • Avery Kelley | March 22, 2021 at 7:35 PM | Reply

      He said he would release the tape if Trump lied about the conversation…which he did the same day on Twitter.

    • None of your Business | March 22, 2021 at 8:41 PM | Reply

      @Avery Kelley I will never understand it, how can anyone not understand Trump is the biggest liar to ever be president? It is mind boggling. If Trump told them that dirt was ice cream they would ear dirt. How is it possible!!

  4. I wish that official hadn’t humored Trump. She just should have said, “Look; that’s illegal. I’m not doing it. Good-bye.” Everyone treated this madman with more respect than he deserved.

  5. whats interesting is that everyone knew to record the phonecalls.

    • All governmental calls with high ranking officials are always recorded/ documented, this is how the people have continued history of words shared regarding our diplomacy. From George Washington to Joe Biden someone has recorded/ documented each word then it becomes available to you and I as a means for reference.

    • Michael Mcduffee | March 15, 2021 at 6:53 AM | Reply

      @Peoplelie Freethemen you need to loosen your tin foil hat. Its cutting off the circulation to your brain.

    • Alfred Basurto | March 15, 2021 at 7:19 AM | Reply

      @Peoplelie Freethemen they recorded it to protect themselves from a known criminal like Trump. In case he were ever to do exactly what he attempted to do.

    • @Peoplelie Freethemen You have such a stupid conspiracy theory.

    • anyone dealing with him would record his calls. He is a notorious liar

  6. Dolores Boston | March 12, 2021 at 8:08 AM | Reply

    Why else would he hold a “RALLY” in DC at that time??

    • @KING KONG : OK. You found ONE guy… out of how many, 315 arrests so far? His motives certainly aren’t clear. That doesn’t change much does it. The mob was certainly not on the left.

    • @Annette Mick : 315 arrests… so far. Zero antifa; one liberal recording events who’s motives are unclear. Lots of radical right.

    • @Annette Mick : BS “Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), “Some say the riots were caused by Antifa,. There is absolutely no evidence of that, and conservatives should be the first to say so.””

    • @LR Vogt keep drinking the koolaid

    • Jennifer Guinn | March 16, 2021 at 3:23 PM | Reply

      @Annette Mick of course he didn’t outright order it. You all are so proud of how Trump has everything in code. The code word was “Capitol”. The ones already there would hear this and know to begin the insurrection. Duh.


  8. Damien Darko247 | March 12, 2021 at 8:34 AM | Reply


    Defenders: “This is fine.”

    • Dolly Madison | March 13, 2021 at 11:59 PM | Reply

      yep. So true.
      “Its just a tiny flicker”
      “Antifa did it”
      “There is no fire, its a democratic hoax”
      And my personal favorite:
      “The democrats have such vile hate for him, they’ll do or say anything…”
      That’s my “favorite” bc I’m a republican turned independent (in 2016) and I like to remind Trump Cult members that the Republicans (The REAL ones who did NOT join the Cult) have invested more time, talent & treasure to get rid of him than any other group (RVAT, Meidas, etc.,) There’s really only 2parties; the Trump Cult & the Never-Trumper Party.

    • I think the GOLDEN Trump/Calf about sums up their belief system and what/who they worship. { For all unfamiliar, research old testament bible R.E. the GOLDEN calf }…you want the truth, well, here it is.

    • Jennifer Guinn | March 15, 2021 at 2:45 PM | Reply

      @Dolly Madison the “For the People” voting reform that they are looking to implement makes it nearly impossible for any third party candidates to get on the ballot. It would raise the cost of $5000 per state to $25,000 per state. IMO there needs to be limits on ad money and no corporate donations. There should be more debates and Q&A sessions, a limited amount of ads and equal time for all candidates. Think how many billions of dollars are wasted on irritating ads and could help people instead. Health screenings, provided by the Sanders campaign during the month of May etc…

  9. The investigator on that call responded like such a pro. Her answers were measured, her words chosen very carefully. She deserves a round of applause, whoever she is.

  10. A NATIONAL Holiday when this guy is held accountable.

    • Audrey Beeler | March 21, 2021 at 10:29 AM | Reply

      Are you also going to hold all the past presidents accountable too??
      Do you realize, if Hillary were president now, we would be at war with Russia, the democrats are taking away you rights…. Are you ok with this??? Bushes, Clinton’s, Bidens, Obama’s, his real name is Barry Soetoe. Maybe you need to do some research.

    • All developed countries deserve a weeks paid leave once the trash is on the Can!!

    • @Jennifer Guinn all maga maggots ! trump and the leaches that surround him, must be taken before the courts . Charges laid . Prison . Never again will the US be internationally humiliated like 4 years under trump !

    • Yeh even here in new zealand!
      Dispicable excuse for a human being!

    • @Dee Sandman nice comment.

  11. Arumugam Sankaran | March 12, 2021 at 12:01 PM | Reply

    a President who has no intention of stepping down..

    sounds like his friends Kim, Putin and Xi…

    • Ignorance is Never Bliss … trumps bone headed maga Margot devotees being a classic example . Most have nil idea as to what they are actually fighting for . They just follow blindly

    • @Jay Birdy the greatest wish in the developed world ! The US became the laughing stock on the world stage .. he is one really dumb guy!

    • @Alvis BondWinchester – Thankyou . Putin is on the top of his friendship list .

    • @Alvis BondWinchester his hero’s , like himself are thugs ! Criminals and thieves.

    • FORMER President . The majority of American citizens voted him out because he is moron and also because he is in the pockets of Putin and MBS; two of the most dangerous people on the planet ! He wanted to be friends with Kim and Xi as well. Despite being sods themselves, they don’t choose a friendship with an arsewipe !

  12. JANET EVERETT | March 12, 2021 at 1:46 PM | Reply

    I think him mentioning the 6th as an important date is so important and hope it will be used in his prosecution in GA and all other states filing charges against him

  13. Internet User | March 12, 2021 at 6:00 PM | Reply

    trump could be caught on tape walking out of the US Treasury with giant bags labeled “US Tax Payer Money” and covered in dollar signs – and his supporters would love him even more. They are the bigger problem than one person who will soon be in jail

    • George Troxel | March 25, 2021 at 5:12 PM | Reply

      @Tracy Marr morons put spaces before periods.

    • @George Troxel and Ignorance is never Bliss George – never !

    • George Troxel | March 25, 2021 at 7:43 PM | Reply

      @Tracy Marr Tell that to YOUR president, he seems to not be doing so well.

    • @George Troxel an assumption on your part that I am a Biden supporter ! bug the thought of even 1 more week under the evil corrupt self self self orientated former president … was enough for the greater majority of Americans ! As I said Moron is moron , educate yourself you blind following dimwit !

    • @George Troxel – Framton IS a democrat . Of cause …again moron is moron George !

  14. Magic Unicorn | March 12, 2021 at 6:37 PM | Reply

    If you go back and watch some of tRump’s “Apprentice” boardroom meetings, you’ll see that his one and only true “talent” is dividing people and pitting them against each other. Even people that were originally on the same team. He knew EXACTLY what he was doing on January 6th.

  15. Marshall L Smith | March 13, 2021 at 5:38 AM | Reply

    After he’s locked up and refused a retrial (misplace the keys) to his cell.

  16. He called all the Republicans in almost every state.
    There should be hundreds of these tapes! 🤔

  17. Never has one guy done so much and been held accountable for so little, in front of God and everybody.

  18. Olatunji Thomas | March 14, 2021 at 4:51 PM | Reply

    “all enemies, foreign and domestic” Not since the civil war, has America had so many domestic enemies.

  19. Gianni's Travels | March 14, 2021 at 6:33 PM | Reply

    The Delay of the Judicial System is Clearly Not working for the American People!😠

    • To give them the benefit of the doubt, it’s important to make sure you have a persuasive case, esp. against a former President.

  20. How would the crowd “Stop the steal” unless they entered the building?

    • Jeffrey Diehl | March 16, 2021 at 11:10 PM | Reply

      Yes Barbara Trump never stole the election Biden did, 297,000 unverified votes that were counted in Arizona 17,746 dead people voted in Arizona and they counted the votes, 3,456 votes from vacant lots. So yes if you call that Trump losing plain and simple then he He had it stolen from him, and those numbers above are just from one state.

    • @Jeffrey Diehl Lies. Arizona didn’t want Trump. Trump lost. Fair and square. Don’t be a sore loser.

    • Linda Walters | March 17, 2021 at 9:21 AM | Reply


    • Miss Wendy Jane | March 18, 2021 at 5:33 PM | Reply

      @Jeffrey Diehl Wow, Rudy should have brought you along on all those court dates where he was supposed to prove there was fraud and couldn’t. 81,283,786 people think you’re a moron.

    • @Jeffrey DiehlAll certified factual information says otherwise. Even conservative judges nation-wide won’t touch this for fear of being labeled a looney toon. Welcome back to earth my friend.

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