Day 1,103: Bolton Bombshells Overshadow Team Trump’s Impeachment Defense | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Day 1,103: Bolton Bombshells Overshadow Team Trump's Impeachment Defense | The 11th Hour | MSNBC 1


The New York Times drops its second bombshell report about John Bolton's book in two days overshadowing the Trump defense in the Senate impeachment trial. Aired on 01/27/20.
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Day 1,103: Bolton Bombshells Overshadow Team Trump's Impeachment Defense | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

86 Comments on "Day 1,103: Bolton Bombshells Overshadow Team Trump’s Impeachment Defense | The 11th Hour | MSNBC"

  1. Happy to skip over the “defense” days in the trial – they really got nothing to offer but bull💩 and lies.

  2. Did anybody ask Bibi if trump got permission to off his asset before they picked off Epstein?

  3. What is flabbergasting, is that Trumps defence team think talking about a totally different legal case is how you defend your current case.

    It’s absurd.

    • kato093 you make zero sense. CNN isn’t fake news just because it reports the FACTS. Fox on the other hand have to legally describe themselves as ‘Infotainment’. You really should get your news from reading news as well as watching ‘infotainment’. eMinitanksandchairs wrote a clear and well informed view based on facts, you threw a word salad together.

    • whats wrong with you trump haters you cry babies i would like to tell you morons to your face you cowards

    • George Dunn then the Democrats’ election ads will have to remind them. I’m afraid you’re probably right, but my brain screams out ‘how can anyone forget something so historically significant as this?’ It will also depend on how outraged the public will be by the Republicans flouting all known precedents. There’s just over 50% of people who think that trump should be removed from office, but something like 70+% who think that witnesses should be allowed to be heard. Quite frankly without witnesses it will not be a trial, and that and the lack of precedence for not allowing witnesses may well be what is needed for the outcome of this whole thing to stick in people’s memories. Time will tell.

    • kato093 we who are informed actually read you know? Which is why we don’t preface our sentences with “Like…”, it’s also why we don’t shower them with “…literally…”, as if anything we say we don’t mean literally. The reason why you recognise a CNN “analyst?” in minitanksandchairs’ words is because when we read, we have all of the facts, just like REAL journalists do, so we come to the same obvious conclusions as they do. You should try it sometime (reading). Put down that TV remote control, and read prize winning journalists with excellent reputations to uphold, so you can be sure of the veracity of their work. You seem to be stuck in a trump made loop of the cry of “fake news!” which he clearly uses every time someone writes or broadcasts any truth about him which he doesn’t want his cult followers to know. That call of “fake news!” is truly the last refuge of a scoundrel.

  4. So Bolton can write about it in a book, but saying the same things at a congress, or the senate hearing is way over the line, and needs to be blocked? Yeah, that makes sense.

    • can’t wait to see what don the con says in his interview before the superbowl – too bad we can’t swear him in. then we can add perjury to the charges.

    • Someone Else – Bolton had stated he would testify at the Senate. Interestingly, the Whitehouse ie: the defence has known about this transcript and the damage it may cause to them and like it has been shown throughout the process of discovery they are complacent with hiding the truth. Absolutely no credibility. So the Senate trial if they do not bring forth the 4 witnesses and the documents the Democrats have requested before making a decision is merely a scam and cover up at the highest level.

    • @richard hunter
      That’s what Democrats are banking on. Showing America how corrupt the GOP is in this mess.

  5. fried spaghetti | January 28, 2020 at 2:23 AM | Reply

    This stuff about dictators really isn’t fair, little Donnie would do “favours” for anyone who’d pretend to be his friend in public.

    • fried spaghetti So PATHETICALLY true. 🤦‍♀️
      “He said nice things about me” GAWD.

    • anthony patterson | January 28, 2020 at 11:17 AM | Reply

      yeah I’m sure ‘fried spaghetti’ knows more about this than NSC John Bolton. There clearly must be some distinction in Bolton and Barrs minds, and considering the amount of detail they know, it’s certainly fair.

  6. russell campbell | January 28, 2020 at 2:24 AM | Reply

    Would Trump shooting someone in Fifth Ave constitute an impeachable offence, Al? Just checking.

  7. CALL WITNESSES unless theres something to hide. IF TRUMP IS INNOCENT, then he should be more than happy to call all witnesses

    • @O SNOOPY SNOOP whom said what? Be specific.
      And Google is not exactly unbiased when it comes to politics. Its been shown over and over that they bury what they disagree with and push those things they do agree with so if you are relying simply on Google then I would suggest you use other search engines as well if your actually interested in getting the full view of basically anything.

    • @O SNOOPY SNOOP to be fair,… your not saying anything at all. Your just trying to instigate.

    • Fake trial. Fake defense. Fake president. trump’s’ entire presidency is a HOAX. Shame on you donald.

  8. The notion that Trump was actually concerned about corruption in Ukraine, or corruption in general, is laughable.

    Trump is not only the most corrupt president in American history, he’s the most corrupt president imaginable. If someone had told me years ago that we would ever have a president this immoral, unethical, deceitful, and sociopathic, I would have laughed. Well….I’m not laughing now. 😔

    November of last year, Trump was ordered by a judge to pay $2 m in damages for illegally using funds intended for charity to boost his 2016 presidential election campaign.

    Trump had to admit to personally misusing the money, according to the New York’s attorney general office, despite having previously denied any wrongdoing.

    The fine adds to several other investigations into allegations that he is using public office for self-enrichment.

    The lawsuit last year states that Trump, and his three money grubbing useless children – Don Jr, Ivanka and Eric – broke campaign finance laws in 2016 by using Trump Foundation’s tax-exempt status “as little more than a checkbook to serve Trump’s business and political interests.
    Trump and his talentless children, had violated their fiduciary duties as officers and directors of the now-shuttered Trump Foundation. As a result of that failure, charitable dollars — consistently and over many years — often benefited Trump rather than the causes he repeatedly claimed he supports.

    There was “a shocking pattern of illegality involving the Trump Foundation – including unlawful coordination with the Trump presidential campaign, repeated and willful self-dealing, and much more,” the suit claimed.

    In the agreements, Trump admitted to misusing funds from the foundation, which he dissolved last year, including to pay for a portrait himself that cost $10,000. He also agreed to pay back $11,525 he spent on sports memorabilia and champagne at a charity gala.
    Trump also directed the foundation to use money for charity to buy a Tim Tebow helmet for himself, and to settle a couple of lawsuits.

    Trump also admitted in the agreements to directing that $100,000 in foundation money be used to settle legal claims over an 80-foot flagpole he had built at his Mar-a-Lago resort, instead of paying the expense out of his own pocket.

    In addition, the charity foundation paid $158,000 to resolve a lawsuit over a prize for a hole-in-one contest at a Trump-owned golf course, and $5,000 for ads promoting Trump’s hotels in the programs for charitable events. Trump admitted these transactions were also improper.
    But let’s be honest, what Trump did wasn’t just improper, it was downright criminal and reprehensible.



    • @John Edward The same was said about conspiracy with Russia. And we all saw what happened.

    • boo hoo you trump haters

    • @Don Smith I’m sorry to hear that happened to your friend, you’ve got reason for grievance on behalf of your friend then.
      @donald orange, if you’re questioning integrity based on whether they vote for your President without knowing anything about them then that’s as partisan as it gets.
      Embarrassing to be honest, like Jeremy Corbyn here, your democratic party are using political games as opposition instead of offering a legitimate alternative.

  9. I definitely think that Rudy should go on fox & friends again so that he can clear all of this up. 😃😂😆😄

    • Woah– it’s all in caps! She must be right! BTW, did anybody notice how the wall just up and disappeared? The wall was all a hoax– but you got so *excited,* he stood by it for quite some time…. Nice to see him let go of it….again!(I told you it would never happen!)

    • @Crew TheAftermath debunked? Who debunked it? The Bidens? Fake News?

    • carmen patricia conde fierro | January 28, 2020 at 5:26 PM | Reply

      he is not on fox because that will incriminate him more…….they are so stupid

    • I’d like to see Rudy and Donald called to testify. That would be comedy gold.

  10. It’s Cover Up…not a Trial.

  11. “Totalitarianism in power invariably replaces all first-rate talents, regardless of their sympathies, with those crackpots and fools whose lack of intelligence and creativity is still the best guarantee of their loyalty.” ― Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism

    “Umberto Eco Makes a List of the 14 Common Features of Fascism”
    1. The cult of tradition. “One has only to look at the syllabus of every fascist movement to find the major traditionalist thinkers. The Nazi gnosis was nourished by traditionalist, syncretistic, occult elements.”
    2. The rejection of modernism. “The Enlightenment, the Age of Reason, is seen as the beginning of modern depravity. In this sense Ur-Fascism can be defined as irrationalism.”
    3. The cult of action for action’s sake. “Action being beautiful in itself, it must be taken before, or without, any previous reflection. Thinking is a form of emasculation.”
    4. Disagreement is treason. “The critical spirit makes distinctions, and to distinguish is a sign of modernism. In modern culture the scientific community praises disagreement as a way to improve knowledge.”
    5. Fear of difference. “The first appeal of a fascist or prematurely fascist movement is an appeal against the intruders. Thus Ur-Fascism is racist by definition.”
    6. Appeal to social frustration. “One of the most typical features of the historical fascism was the appeal to a frustrated middle class, a class suffering from an economic crisis or feelings of political humiliation, and frightened by the pressure of lower social groups.”
    7. The obsession with a plot. “The followers must feel besieged. The easiest way to solve the plot is the appeal to xenophobia.”
    8. The enemy is both strong and weak. “By a continuous shifting of rhetorical focus, the enemies are at the same time too strong and too weak.”
    9. Pacifism is trafficking with the enemy. “For Ur-Fascism there is no struggle for life but, rather, life is lived for struggle.”
    10. Contempt for the weak. “Elitism is a typical aspect of any reactionary ideology.”
    11. Everybody is educated to become a hero. “In Ur-Fascist ideology, heroism is the norm. This cult of heroism is strictly linked with the cult of death.”
    12. Machismo and weaponry. “Machismo implies both disdain for women and intolerance and condemnation of nonstandard sexual habits, from chastity to homosexuality.”
    13. Selective populism. “There is in our future a TV or Internet populism, in which the emotional response of a selected group of citizens can be presented and accepted as the Voice of the People.”
    14. Ur-Fascism speaks Newspeak. “All the Nazi or Fascist schoolbooks made use of an impoverished vocabulary, and an elementary syntax, in order to limit the instruments for complex and critical reasoning.”

    • @Shaun Clark You listen to Mark Dice, enough said. Maybe you’re not as intelligent and educated as you think you are…

    • Trumpty Dumpty your fall is coming! | January 28, 2020 at 1:28 PM | Reply

      @Shaun Clark Dude, Mark Dice is a conspiracy theorist and right-wing pundit. He’s got an agenda he’s selling and you clearly just take it as gossip. Try opening your view to more than 1 side or 1 opinion. Try some critical thinking skills for a change.

    • Shaun Clark ok, tumor

    • @Shaun Clark comedy has no place in this occurrence right now.

  12. “I am sure that if the devil existed, he would want us to feel very sorry for him.”
    “If… you find yourself often pitying someone who consistently hurts you or other people, and who actively campaigns for your sympathy, the chances are close to 100 percent that you are dealing with a sociopath.”
    ― Martha Stout, The Sociopath Next Door

    • Defensor Pacis there are mentally ill people that do very well. Most don’t act like Trump. Unfortunately his behavior is the behavior used to classify his disorder. It is all to common. My comments are directed at Trump only. His behavior is classic and toxic.

    • Shaun Clark ok, tumor

    • Daniel Duvalle what did I say that you don’t like?

    • @Rick Skeels I clicked reply on the wrong name. Disregard.

    • Daniel Duvalle no problem. I don’t mind being disagreed with. I just wanted to know what it was specifically . Unlike Trump I’m capable of learning from my mistakes. Mostly because Trump doesn’t make mistakes. Lol

  13. Cassiel Ligthman | January 28, 2020 at 2:53 AM | Reply

    All this muppets theater just makes me puke. Republicans are the worst type of people for our country. Liars at the top level!

    • What if these Lies were really the Truth? ISAIAH 5:20 EXPLAINS dark hearts are confused

    • @David Goldman Unemployed Gluttuns says the Lord Jesus!

    • @Pax Webb 1 Corinthians 2:11 u know Nothing

    • @william kobling facts are not magic tricks Identify as a girl while being a boy now that’s magic tricks

    • william kobling | January 28, 2020 at 3:38 PM | Reply

      Josh S Think about this for a second. Is it not VERY COINCIDENTAL that Biden is also the front runner for the next election? Let us all not be so naive. Trump wants leverage, and he is willing to let citizens and soldiers of Ukraine pay the ultimate price of war and death, so he can be re-elected. POS.

  14. Next time you get a parking ticket just tell the courts “but hillary, but biden, but obama”
    apparently it’s a legal defence now.

  15. Linda Pinda Belinda | January 28, 2020 at 3:06 AM | Reply

    Nobody blocks witnesses when they prove innocence, so…

    • @Dds214 So you don’t see any problem with all witnesses from Trump’s inner circle who could validate his actions refusing to testify and him saying at the q & a session at Davos ” they don’t have all the material, we have all the material” Your “innocence” is astounding.

    • @duprattcarol Subpoenas or gtfo. They could’ve done it, but they didn’t.

      Plus, and read this very slowly.
      “He said, she said” is NOT evidence of impeachable behavior, let alone criminal behavior. That’s a ridiculous standard that would’ve probably resulted in impeachment of every president in loving memory.

      The 2 people in the convo, deny any improper activity. Everybody else heard what they claim to have heard 2nd or 3rd hand. Or are engaging in mind reading.

      Otherwise, the burden of proof is on the pro-impeachment side, and they got nothing.

      Case closed.

    • @Dds214 Amazing! By your answer, you have just denied the fact that the president’s men refused to testify during the House enquiry when Mulvaney admitted the quid pro quo, then back tracked and refused to abide by the subpoena. . Now Bolton writes in his book that their was one. So there is evidence that the WH is withholding by Trump’s command which is obstruction of justice. That is proof enough that an equal branch of government was not allowed to function properly in bringing the case to trial by the subject of

    • @duprattcarol None of that is evidence of anything improper.

      Mulvaney admitted he never heard that, just assumed. That doesn’t cut it.

      And the Ukrainian president denies it.

      You see?

      1. If someone says there was, and someone else says there wasn’t, and there’s no record to prove it either way; that’s just “he said, she said” and nothing is remotely proven.

      2. The burden of proof is on the accuser, not the accused.

      3. Accuser fails to prove guilt. Innocent until proven guilty. Default to innocent.

      I’m getting tired of explaining what amounts to proof/hard evidence, and the presumption of innocence to you leftists. Since it’s the basis of our legal system, you might want to look into it.

      Also, I wouldn’t want to participate in this circus either. If they feel so strongly about someone refusing Subpoenas, then put out a bench warrant.

  16. Andrew Mitchell | January 28, 2020 at 3:34 AM | Reply

    With Epstein committing suicide, the people who specialise in defending the indefensible had to find a new client.

  17. Innocent men don’t spend all of their time blocking evidence and witnesses.

  18. John Bolton is now considered “a witness for the Democrats”, let that sink in..

    • Dems should demand these witnesses to start, probably won’t need but a few

      any and all Top Constitutional lawyers/ professors

    • just wait until Rudy releases his “insurance” recordings and documents; and Melania produces her tell all book…

    • just wait until Rudy releases his “insurance” recordings and documents; and Melania produces her tell all book…

  19. ANYONE who doesnt call witnesses, have lost.
    WE the People want witnesses and if We say that’s what we want, we better get it.

  20. When Bolton left his position, he warned us that he would have more to say later. Say it now, not just in your book.

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