Escalation: Trump Response To Impeachment Probe Courts ‘Constitutional Crisis’ | MSNBC

Escalation: Trump Response To Impeachment Probe Courts ‘Constitutional Crisis’ | MSNBC 1


Foreign Policy Expert David Rothkopf joins The Beat to discuss Trump’s attempt to stonewall key evidence and witnesses in the impeachment inquiry. Rothkopf argues Trump is ‘playing a game’ by saying he ‘doesn’t believe in the legitimacy of the Congress’ and ‘past precedent’ to impeach the President. Rothkopf adds Trump’s blatant attempt to defy the probe, as stated in the White House’s newly released letter, will result in the Constitution being ‘tested’ by the ‘Court’ or by ‘Congress taking action’ and putting somebody ‘in jail.’ Aired on 10/8/19.
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Escalation: Trump Response To Impeachment Probe Courts ‘Constitutional Crisis’ | MSNBC

66 Comments on "Escalation: Trump Response To Impeachment Probe Courts ‘Constitutional Crisis’ | MSNBC"

  1. We’ve been in a constitutional crisis for 991 + days.

    • @nunya business No matter what language is say it in the clown car better known as the democratic can’t didates have absolutely Zero chance

    • nunya business | October 9, 2019 at 7:34 AM | Reply

      @Paul Belardo you’re backing a dead horse . Donald Trump Republicans begged several foreign hostile governments live on national TV moron

  2. Bina BithYahu Yahudah Yashar'El | October 8, 2019 at 9:35 PM | Reply

    Has anyone else noticed that the amount of subscribers for MSNBC has increased by a couple thousand in these past few weeks??? lol this impeachment inquiry is hot stuff!!

  3. Sociable Graces | October 8, 2019 at 9:41 PM | Reply

    Rudy: “Yes I ordered the Code Red”

    • Connecting Dots | October 9, 2019 at 9:09 AM | Reply

      @andrew30 or….Trump: “You want me on my wall”…”You need me on my wall”

    • May be because I’m british I missing something?? A whistle blower said he did it, he admitted he did it, he released a document saying he did it, his lawyer said he was asked to facilitate it, he said he wants another country to do it as well…where’s the discussion on his guilt come in??

    • Connecting Dots | October 9, 2019 at 9:28 AM | Reply

      @andrew30 …when he (they) realize he had no right to do it.
      ….we will call this …A Few Bad Men

    • Sociable Graces | October 9, 2019 at 10:10 AM | Reply

      ​@andrew30 Waiting for public opinion to shift enough for Republican senators to vote to boot him out of office.

    • manchesterblue2007 | October 9, 2019 at 12:33 PM | Reply

      @andrew30 he says we cant believe our ears and eyes…thats literally his defence

  4. ZERO FUCKS GIVEN | October 8, 2019 at 9:53 PM | Reply

    The presidential duty is to the people, the nation, and the office.
    Not party, not the president themselves,, and definitely not to foreign interest.

  5. A State Department lawyer told Vox that Secretary of
    State Mike Pompeo or Trump don’t have the right to stop Sondland from
    testifying. That makes sense, as a 1912 federal law
    stipulates “[t]he right of employees, individually or collectively, to
    petition Congress or a Member of Congress, or to furnish information to
    either House of Congress, or to a committee or Member thereof, may not
    be interfered with or denied.”

    • Philip Clarke | October 9, 2019 at 9:37 AM | Reply

      @LunarJane Global WarmingIs Real Agree..or fine them for every day they skip

    • Hence the subpoena.

    • We can only hope we have reached a tipping point. There’s ample support based on trumps own admission.

      They have repeatedly demonstrated obstruction.

      They have motive.

      They have witnesses.

      They have confessions of advanced knowledge of illegality.

      If this were a court case, it would be the perfect case, where all the events are known. It is a joke that we need this much before people start breaking rank.

    • Yeah, well, there’s that.

    • @truth shallsetyoufree Congress knows this.

  6. Too many wimps in Washington. I’ve said that since George Bush 2 when no one would challenge Republicans on the notion that Iraq was responsible for 911.

    • Jim Battersbee | October 9, 2019 at 12:00 AM | Reply

      At the heart of all this is white Christian extremism. Yes, there’s the greed, the dishonesty, the complete lack of integrity and the hypocrisy we have come to expect from Americans but this current fascist express is powered by white Christian extremism.

    • @Jim Battersbee religion has nothing to do with it makes me laugh when Americans go on about Christianity like everything else Americans bastardise

    • Jim Battersbee | October 9, 2019 at 12:24 AM | Reply

      @Densum 81
      I think white Christian extremism is what is driving this circus and ‘religion’ has everything to do with it.

    • Paul Wellstone voted against the Iraq war.

  7. Ari is so boss. I wonder if he realizes it. Lol

  8. “The president is an agent of KAOS” – let’s get Maxwell Smart on the job!

  9. please send the sgt. in arms to detain someone

    • Victor Estrada | October 9, 2019 at 1:45 AM | Reply

      Should’ve locked up Lewandowski after his display for contempt of congress right at the end of the day would’ve made the MAGAts poop their pants

    • @Victor Estrada Yes. If Congress doesn’t start grabbing these rats by the scruff of the neck, the impeachment enquiry will become a joke.

  10. Really? Did we not know they were going to do this!!? If they don’t starting putting these stonewallers behind bars then we are GOING to lose this battle and god knows what!

  11. Private Private | October 8, 2019 at 10:51 PM | Reply

    Why does the POTUS and his administration use Twitter to run our country? Twitter Troll tRump ready to throw Rudy under the bus. Scoot over Michael Cohen

  12. Pretty sure they decided to block Sundland from testifying after they asked him if he would lie to protect the president, and he said no.

    • They would have told Sondland what they expected him to say.

    • I am sure your reasoning is incorrect.

    • Philip Clarke | October 9, 2019 at 9:34 AM | Reply

      @Ted Fritz So…why not let him testify since this administration is so ‘ transparent ‘ according to trump

    • SuperUbermensch | October 9, 2019 at 11:15 AM | Reply

      Sondland gave a million dollars to Trump’s campaign and that’s how he got the Ukraine gig.
      While Sondland could be counted on to quietly do Trump’s dirty work behind the scenes he can’t be counted on to hold up under the intense scrutiny of a public inquiry as he has no job knowledge and no credentials to hold his position, he will likely crumble and expose himself glaringly to the nation and the world for the political hack he is. Giuliani and the GOP, on the other hand, will go full drama queen relying entirely on the basest of human emotions rather than facts..Trump is truly the ‘Lord of the Flies’.

  13. CJusticeHappen21 | October 8, 2019 at 11:10 PM | Reply

    “Agent of Chaos”
    See Joker in theatres and IMAX, playing now.

  14. christopher burleigh | October 8, 2019 at 11:47 PM | Reply

    Future presidents will not cooperate with impeachment inquires either, why should they?

  15. beatriz vigilzamora | October 9, 2019 at 12:00 AM | Reply

    The Emporer with No Clothes thinks he is King🤣😂🤣😂🤣

  16. Jericho Jericho | October 9, 2019 at 12:49 AM | Reply

    If this was happening in any developing country the media in the the West will be singing the song of corruption, dictatorship, evil, everyday and more.Great shame on America

  17. The House needs to light a fire under these obstructionists, i.e. JAIL, FINES !

  18. dude on the left has no idea who “Drake” is

    • Knowing some hiphop artist is usually no requirement to appear as an political expert on tv… Ari proves with his permanent quotes (and his insistence that his guests bring those quotes, too) that he’s no journalist.

    • TheMobileHomestead | October 9, 2019 at 6:39 AM | Reply

      @O. B. Yup .. I’m all for Taking Trump out …but Ari’s infantile compulsion to always equate all things to hip hop references is just a clear sign he should get a job on the “View” …and get out of the news business …

    • That makes him the smartest.

  19. Ok dems! Less talk, more action. Start making arrests for contempt. We all know what trump is doing. Dems, get some spine and pull the carpet from under trump’s feet. He will fall.

  20. Victor Estrada | October 9, 2019 at 1:40 AM | Reply

    “The president is an agent of chaos” in other words #PutinsPuppet

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