How Trump’s Ukraine Conspiracy Backfired In The Impeachment Probe | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

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Newly-released documents from the Mueller probe reveal Paul Manafort began pushing the debunked Ukraine conspiracy theory at the heart of Trump’s bribery plot as far back as 2016. Buzzfeed reporter Anthony Cormier joins Ari Melber to discuss how Trump and his allies tried to weaponize the debunked conspiracy and how it’s backfired on them. Aired on 11/11/19.
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How Trump's Ukraine Conspiracy Backfired In The Impeachment Probe | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

80 Comments on "How Trump’s Ukraine Conspiracy Backfired In The Impeachment Probe | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC"

  1. One thing most Americans can agree on, Trump is by far the most corrupt and criminal POTUS in American History.

    • Matthew Huszarik | November 13, 2019 at 7:31 PM | Reply

      D’Artagnan Wertz Just because you served doesn’t make you either intelligent, educated, or a decent patriotic American there have been plenty of traitors who have served. I served most the enlisted aren’t the brightest that is why they enlisted instead of being commissioned.

  2. We’re left with the precarious situation of an unindicted criminal in the oval office scot-free to continue his campaign at Putin’s behest of wreaking havoc and chaos on the nation. A pathetic and dangerous travesty!🤔🙄

  3. Patrick Kennedy | November 11, 2019 at 2:43 PM | Reply

    The president…shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. – US Constitution, Article II, Section 4

  4. Give Trump the boot let’s move on

  5. Thank you, Ari, for explaining everything so clearly. Intellectually bankrupt Trump supporters scratch their empty heads because they don’t understand a single word that you’re saying.

    • @Zachary Fluke about a third will never come back because they were never truly here. Some humans demand a “strong horse” as a leader. That way they are never truly responsible for their own evil.
      “I was only following orders”.

    • @Dana Herron jawhol meine fuhrer. Than they best start practicing.

  6. Trump kfc chicken is coming home to roost.

  7. Trump knows this is all bull. He’s the one that committed the dirty deeds, and he knows the truth. So telling him he has the facts incorrect is pointless, he is trying to control the perceptions of his base, who merely need any excuses to stay true to him. His apprentices are involved in the same activity, so they know what to lie about as well.
    They didn’t plan on the truth coming for them, and now all those lies are impossible to excuse without sounding impeachable for another reason! Lol

    • Joy Phillips so in your universe Biden bragged about getting his son off charges that never existed. It is interesting getting a view into the insane alternative world you live in.

    • Impossible to have a rational and civilized argument with a narcissist such as djt.

  8. Thank you for being the only prominent broadcaster who consistently calls it bribery.

  9. Trump wants Ukraine to be scapegoat because then he can lift sanctions for Putin! Why would Trump do this for Putin? He is getting a commission which is totally in his character to so this.

  10. QUID PRO QUO and Bribery means the samething in the Webster dictionary.

    • Bingo!

    • @LordZontar Meanwhile, back in the real world, Laura Cooper destroyed the Dems narrative by stating that up front Ukrainian aid is dependent upon conditions that the Ukraines have to meet (quid pro quo). Just as all foreign aid…..

    • LordZontar Just like the Mueller investigation into collusion was??

    • @Bucky Pinata No, Bucky. That’s only what happened in Republican Alternative Fact World. You Trumplings seem to get that confused with reality a lot.

    • JoeyFiveandDimes | November 13, 2019 at 9:23 PM | Reply

      Toni O   ……………..   Correct ! But let’s get the TIMELINE for this in order, and the criminal chicanery and Impeachable conduct will be clear . FIRST, trump had to issue a directive to someone in the administration to suspend – put a freeze on the distribution of the Congressionally appropriated military assistance funds intended for Ukraine . Bipartisan vote, BTW . This was MISAPPROPRIATION and Abuse of Power of his office and a violation of his Oath . Impeachable on its own, without any other elements or events needed . The question then is: Why ? The reason can only be that it was concocted IN ORDER to be able to put pressure on and exert undue leverage on Ukraine FOR THE PURPOSE of domestic political interference against an opponent ( Biden ), utilizing Ukraine as a seeming ‘disinterested’ third party; to shield trump and his goon squad . That’s clear intent and motive for this extortion and bribery ‘high crime’ .

  11. Radwulf Eboraci | November 11, 2019 at 3:00 PM | Reply

    The consequence of this ‘theory’ is it gets Putin off the hook, gets the sanctions lifted and restores Putin’s cash flow. What’s that worth to Russia? Additionally, Trump’s distancing from NATO and forcing Ukraine to negotiate with Putin strengthens Russia. What’s that worth? Trump is jockeying for a HUGE payday … Putin is his coach.

  12. Michael Cohen’s warning is ringing in the ears of Jordan, McConnell, Graham, Gaetz, Hamilton and more.

    • I doubt it. Graham’s too focused on the taste of Don’s dik, and Gaetz is a frat boy, chach bar, meathead.

    • @AL- BOT your spin sucks, all the kings man prove he’s a crook in many ways, impeach.

    • My guess: there are at least two dozen other shoes to drop. Everyone in the Administration is running around DC trying to lawyer up in the hopes of not getting sucked in. And all of the top people in that field within DC already have deep pockets clients signed up.
      The number of potential conflicts which prevent dual representation is astronomical.

  13. Trump can’t win without help, he knows it, his supporters know it and the rest of the world knows it.

    He was not elected, he was PUT IN.

  14. Power corrupts | November 11, 2019 at 3:10 PM | Reply

    The lying orange puppet has removed all credibility from the office of commander in chief.
    He lies around ninety percent of the time.
    He is not a credible source of information.

  15. Manafort really looks like a criminal in his convict outfit .

  16. If he believed Ukraine hacked the server, then why did he ask Russia, on camera, to find those emails.

    • For proof…duh.

    • @Vvoh vaelez He was holding up the military aid and money over time. Now he claims that the reason and intention was to fight corruption in Ukraine. At the very same time as the top brass at the Pentagon certified to the NSC that Ukraine was in compliance with anti-corruption provisions of the agreement with the US by which the military aid would be forwarded and would not end up in corrupt hands, i.e., black market arms dealers.
      When is Trump lying? Whenever some air and sound comes out of his mouth.

    • @apextroll Two liars. Each trying to get over on the other one in the hopes of personal gain, i.e., $$$$$.

  17. The bigger picture is Trump is helping Putin. All roads lead to Putin.

  18. You go from having previous president’s laughing at conspiracy theories
    To a bozo who creates a new 1 every 3 to 6 hours
    15000 lies and those are just the ones we know about
    Trump doesn’t know Rudy lol😂😂😂😂
    This hoax is a witch hunt
    How do i know because many people say so
    I have a very large big brain which makes me a stable genius with unmatched wisdom
    Now where are Hillary’s emails and Obama’s tan suit and birth certificate
    They are corrupt
    I am the chosen 1 and I alone will save YOU

    • Nothing in my comment could be construed as a threat, I was merely pointing out the difference between your defence of being a white male, and a country’s “whiteness” as referred to in the video. Of course I care about human rights, for everyone, you really mis-understood my comment, I was pointing out that South Africa tried to be a “white” nation and it did not work out.

    • President Trump Ivanka has admitted pro quo..
      Trump: “I don’t know tht woman”.

    • @Tracey Chisholm
      Well said

    • @Tidbit
      Republicans don’t care about FACTS human rights America minorities or the law
      That’s a fact
      They don’t care that Trump is racist. A pedophile. A criminal and a whole host of other things. They might as well be taking orders from Putin himself

    • @Baws Nitti I agree.

  19. Trump can’t even win at golf without cheating

    • @Khan James <-- apparently, neither can James

    • generationofswine | November 11, 2019 at 9:22 PM | Reply

      He only got into building golf courses because no reputable club would have him as a member.

    • I was told by two Secret Service Agents I know that the Presidents who ALMOST ALWAYS cheated at golf were Slick Bill and Oblabla…… because they have poor athletic abilities.

    • @jack frost hahaha…that’s hilarious. Maybe Fox will pay you big $$ to spew that on their “news”shows…

    • @Sad, but true. I doubt that, almost no one covered that years ago; so why would FOX news ? And, if it’s the truth, then no one has to ”spew” anything………..

  20. With the utmost pleasure I declare I’m a NEVERTRUMPER

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