‘Constitutional Travesty’: See Trump And McConnell Block Fair Impeachment Trial | MSNBC

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After being impeached for obstruction of Congress, President Trump is responding by ordering key witnesses not to testify in the Senate trial. Former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal joins The Beat to discuss why it is “essential” Senators have “a real impeachment trial, with real witnesses and other real evidence.” Katyal argues that Mitch McConnell has “no appreciation for the Constitution” because he supports Trump’s “grave abuse of power” of blocking witnesses in the Senate, calling it a “constitutional travesty.” Aired on 12/27/19.
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'Constitutional Travesty': See Trump And McConnell Block Fair Impeachment Trial | MSNBC

92 Comments on "‘Constitutional Travesty’: See Trump And McConnell Block Fair Impeachment Trial | MSNBC"

  1. surely you joke, mein failüre | December 27, 2019 at 10:24 AM | Reply

    The Republicans are at the bottom of a hole and they just keep digging. Somebody robbed a bank. A suspect has been named and the investigation is ongoing. The DA is asking for the CCTV camera recordings and other evidence to prove or disprove that the suspect is indeed guilty. The defense attorney claims that he will easily win the trial, but he and the defendant frantically oppose the release of the CCTV recordings. He also wants to keep to witnesses and the bank teller from testifying. The judge and many of the jurors have said that they will act in total lockstep with the defendant’s attorney.

    • This. This is basically what is happening and its totally INSANE. How Americans are letting the GOP destroy our democracy and laws is a travesty that we will regret for years if not decades to come.

    • o-ptimus prime | December 27, 2019 at 6:24 PM | Reply

      but the accusers want to know if the bank teller is telling the truth. maybe he is lying but the accusers keep saying everybody is in the loop. What should the bank teller do? Keep saying fake news?!!! lmao!!!!

    • surely, how many more investigations will it take for you to realize that you are listening to fake news?

  2. How many laws does Trump have to break in plain sight before members of the “law and order” party do anything about it?

    • @AL- BOT He paid 25 million dollars fine for his FAKE university. He is a con man. Always has been and always will be.

    • Hayden Williams | December 27, 2019 at 10:09 PM | Reply

      @Jeffrey Meade you’re a complete failure

    • @Freedom & Liberty Bot Trump could be impeached for murder, if he committed such a crime, and the Senate full of republican lickspittles would find him innocent even if they had a video showing him doing the murder and confessing on TV. This is on the basis that if you confess to a crime you must be really innocent. Your president is a lap dog for murdering psychos like Putin, Kim Jong Un, and lots of other tin pot dictators all over the world. His snivelling obedience to his master in Helsinki will go down in the annals of infamy.


    • @Bob Bart
      I never implied you were a Hillary supporter, she just got brought up in random conversation. The thing I do like is the way this economy has been booming. Between unemployment being down and the housing market being up, it’s hard to vote against something like that. Capitalism is what this country was founded on. Its lead us to be who we now are. If something is working, why try and fix it?

    • The guy runs the country like a business and that’s because he isnt a politician

    • @Mustang Mark And the people of America ARE NOT his Employees.

    • His the devil

  4. Vote out ALL Republicans!

  5. Explaining why the GOP has continued to enable the criminal imbecile is going to be the real revelation.

    • right, but Bidens admission on video proving he actually did what trump is blamed for means nothing huh?

    • The Repubs wouldn’t have a problem with Hitler if he were our president. They’d be waving swastikas and avoid looking at the death camps.

    • @Ron DeForest That’s why they’re hiring people and expanding business before the Democrats get back in and raise the taxes back up to there they were before Trump. It’s a simple math equation.

    • jake canebrake | December 27, 2019 at 8:51 PM | Reply

      So calling Trump names is the democratic strategy to win the WH?…good luck with that.

  6. That Russian money is something!!! Look at at the lowest level they are willing to go and keep this circus going. The american people know and see the complete truth.

  7. Susan Colins is NOT going to “do the right thing.”
    Were you not paying attention to Kavanagh? Please. You insult our intelligence, msnbc. A lot.

    • MSNBC, lol. in the ratings cellar right alongside CNN, year after year.

    • Neither is Mitt Romney while he talked plenty of shyt just like Miss Lindsey.

    • The Roybert
      –I think they played that clip to show how she justified what the redumblicans did to Clinton back in 1999, but has no intention of following that same thought process with Trumpty Dumpty. I don’t think they’re relying on her to do the right thing. They’re betting she won’t.

  8. Kentucky voters need to get it right in 2020, and vote Moscow Mitch out once and for all. He’s barely won re-election in the last two elections. Now it’s time to get it right.

  9. He refused testimonies and now the skeletons are now coming out from the closets republicans and the White House are embarrassment to democracy and constitution

    • @Dustin Lynne I’ve read the entire report!
      Enjoy your trip to Egypt! That’s where you’ll find…

      DE NILE!

    • @David Grover Sometimes just because you have the right to do something, doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do.

    • brio, Refusing to participate in a politically driven Lynching is always the right thing to do.

    • jake canebrake | December 27, 2019 at 8:55 PM | Reply

      LOL!..all of a sudden the democrats are constitutional scholars…that’s a good one.

    • @David Grover I mean at one point, you legally could not get in trouble for lynching black people in the south. Does that mean those racists had to do it?

  10. Flavius Stilicho | December 27, 2019 at 11:08 AM | Reply

    Speaker Pelosi is protecting the Constitution, the balance of powers, and America itself.

  11. C myfriendscallmeColin Powell | December 27, 2019 at 11:20 AM | Reply

    Mitch McConnell kissed trumps a$$ so hard he tasted Hannity! 😳

  12. HannibalOrJustRex | December 27, 2019 at 11:20 AM | Reply

    He sure gets bent out of shape over something he said doesn’t even feel like is happening to him.

  13. Key word spoken. This is not a Soviet trial. We have witnesses for a trial.

    • Freedom & Liberty Bot | December 27, 2019 at 4:19 PM | Reply

      @Chaz Jackson So, it’s the President’s duty to make certain are money is used for the good of the American people….. not to do so would be impeachable.

    • You have second-hand liars.

    • @Chaz Jackson Those witnesses are putting forward stuff like “Overheard someone talk about a conversation about a phonecall Trump had”

      Then trump released that transcript of the phonecall.

      One of the witnesses was Adam Schiff, but he refused to be questioned. The same guy who said they had proof Russia hacked the elections. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

      Something very important to consider that isn’t brought up by the MSM:

      Aid = Missiles.

    • Chaz, all the democrats have to do to you dumb b…. is tell you that you are victim of white racism. The real truth is you are doing better under President Trump than Obama, so please stop crying

  14. I am looking forward to Roberts looking McConnell and Graham straight in the eyes and saying, “Jurors McConnel and Graham dismissed for excessive partisan hackery.”

    • ruth depew, It is not a matter of opinion it is a matter of Constitutional Procedure.

    • ruth depew Yeah there’s zero chance Roberts will do that. The entire SCOTUS is protecting Trump. They prevented his financial records from being released even though this would’ve aided the impeachment process. Trump has laundered money and defrauded the IRS, for God’s sake.

    • @Serie26 Relax, the Republicans live in a reality free zone 24/7. We should all have the occasional flight of fantasy. It’s meant to trigger Trump zombie slave, not real people.

    • Serie26, You have even less evidence of that than your other absurd claims.
      Just because you want it to be true doesn’t mean it is.

    • @ruth depew I HOPE YOU ARE RIGHT.

  15. Susan Collins STILL needs info? Oh boy.

    • That was from the Clinton trial. They used it to prove that witnesses ARE need for impeachment trials and that GOP are being hypocritical by now preventing witnesses

  16. The entire gop is committing treason against the USA!

  17. Let him walk around with the stink of impeachment on him. He will blow his stack, and have a massive babbling breakdown on camera. Wait that happens weekly

  18. Just wondering why they keep underestimating Nancy Pelosi.

    • Dawn Silverstone | December 27, 2019 at 2:54 PM | Reply

      Because she’s a woman

    • Don Anderson I don’t understand it either! They were just talking about how the homeless people in her district has increased 16% from last year. Trump’s talking about stepping in because the only thing she cares about is impeachment. Do you think she’ll get the extra witnesses she needs in her impeachment circus???

  19. I like president’s that haven’t been impeached!

  20. Fox News is so fake. She said it’s a fake impeachment. Haha I mean he’s already Impeached

    • impeachment is not a vote it is a process….they voted to impeach, he has not been impeached. Peolsi failed to take it to the step of impeachment.

    • …… and what do you think is going to be different now that Spanky Bone Spurs is Officially Impeached??

    • @colette s they have voted to impeach him and now it’s up to Senate to how they will downplay it, so now must they take a stand how they will let ppl witness or not
      President have been impeached anyhow it’s going down.

    • MSNBC is 100 percent fake news. How many times did you watch Madcow say that President Trump did not pay his taxes. Than come to find out he paid 30 million that year. How many more times are you going to be lied to and realize that you are listening to a liar.

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