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Rachel Maddow looks at the collection of reports of records of Donald Trump's interactions with foreign leaders being made accessible to only a very limited number of people, a practice exposed by the I.C. whistleblower whose report ultimately led to the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry. Aired on 12/11/19.
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  1. Kompromat. That is why Mr. Trump is in this box by his own greed and ambition. Someday Putin will lay it all out as the final flip off of the USA.

    • Saltponds239 There’s a lot in the Mueller report than goes against Trump, but the crooked , Barr got all his lies before anyone else got to see it and blacked out anything that would condemn Trump. The corrupt Republicans have a lot of trash on Trump he. Put in a server that is for only for National Security, not for lies and corruption of the president. I can’t for the life of me figure out you people than condone all the corruption in the WH and the illegal president!

    • Richard Darlington | December 12, 2019 at 6:19 PM | Reply

      Frankly, I’ve heard enough, more than enough. Anything else is just piling on.
      It’s interesting to me that other people (for whatever reasons), with eyes and ears that work the same as mine, see and hear something completely different?
      How is that possible?

    • @sandy frye if you think Trump is such a treasonous traitor why are you on YouTube talking about it? If I thought for a second that everything the Dems say was the absolute truth I would be in DC doing something about it and if I thought he actually put Russia before the US I would at least try to eliminate the threat because he’s an enemy to the Republic. I thought Obama was bad for the country and even though he actually said HE COULD BE MORE FLEXIBLE AFTER HE GOT ELECTED I don’t think he was attempting to overthrow a country!! If I did I would have taken action. I realize many people don’t like him because I didn’t like him to begin with but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t done at least a decent job so far.

  2. What more is needed to put this traitor in prison ?

    • @CatPower Electric Chair would be better. It’s more painful.

    • @Hub Giles Did you see the comment made by Cornelius Gal just after your comment to CatPower? Unbelievable.

    • George Washington | December 12, 2019 at 2:41 PM | Reply

      What more? The very thing you fools never demanded from your treasonous leaders…direct evidence. You took their word on it, you trusted them and now they’ve proven to have taken you for a fool. You are heavily invested in this and like a brain pulled from the matrix at an older age? Will have difficulty letting go. The question I give to you, is what more do you need to see that your party has lied to you, stolen your tax dollars and pocketed it, and broken their oath in “service” to you by serving themselves? What more?

    • Walter Andries | December 12, 2019 at 7:46 PM | Reply

      20 Senators who have still 0.00001 % decency in their body?

    • Walter Andries | December 12, 2019 at 7:48 PM | Reply

      20 Senators who have still 0.00001% decency in their body?

  3. If any republican is ok with this our country is in chaos.

  4. Richard Johnson | December 12, 2019 at 4:52 AM | Reply

    All the dictators want to take over the world and divide up the United States.

    • exactly.

    • Realistic Views | December 12, 2019 at 8:44 PM | Reply

      @Hub Giles Exactly Hubbie—-My—-Boy , the Treasonous—-Demonic—-Deceptive—-DemocRAT—-Political—-Criminal—-Party Had Already Destroyed Their Own Chance In The 2020—-Presidential—-Election By Pushing Forward With This HOAX—-Presidential—-Impeachment—-Circus—-Show…….

      How can the American people Vote Into the Highest—-Office In The Land , SomeOne That Comes From A Group Of Stupid—-Incompetent—-DemocRAT—-Political—-Criminal—-Party Who Are So Blinded To The Fact Of What Trump Had So—-Far Done For The Economy Of This Beautiful—-Great—-Nation ?????

      They ‘re ONLY Have 1 Sole Objective Of OVER—-THROWING The Sitting—-U.S.—-President At ALL Costs , By ALL Means , REGARDLESS……..then after that , None of Them Stupid—-Incompetent—-DemocRATs Is Capable Of NAVIGATING The Massive Largest—-Economy—-Nation—-In—-The—-World…….because They Never Ever Had To Run / Operate A Multi-Billion—-Dollar—-Empire In Their Own Personal Life…….

      They ‘re Just Blindly Want That Presidential—-Office For Their Personal—-GREED Of Money / Wealth And POWER , Although They ‘re Very Incapable + Incompetent To Handle That Presidential—-Office For The BENEFITs Of The American People !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Why are we not addressing what really is screwing the country over in terms of voting?…cause when you address them…the actual voting system, then any outside interference won’t have a real impact. Electoral College, Gerry Mandering (2012 house of rep…dems got 1.4 million more votes overall then the republicans…yets republicans got the majority with over 30 more seats) Voter Purging, Voter Suppression, people not voting….more people vote, the more likely dems win.
      Imaging have a presidential race where everyone’s vote mattered…that u didn’t recount a state to seen if a hundred people decide the election in one state, when one side is losing by millions of actual votes….if you actually think that putin is trying to influence american elections, the answer is having elections that can’t be fraudulently influenced.

    • Denise Richardson | December 12, 2019 at 9:45 PM | Reply

      With TRUMP all roads lead to RUSSIA!!! Impeach Traitor Trump!!!!

    • @Maha Tiki Cat ALTERNATIVE HISTORY!!

  5. It’s not as if extorting a bribe from Ukraine would be all he had to hide. Three years into his presidency couldn’t possibly be the first time he had something he wanted to hide from the public (like his tax returns). He is, after all, a speak before thinking (sometimes instead of thinking) kind of guy.

    • Haha no..just no….the alleged ukranian victims themselves have said trump never did anything wrong and this is all political games, and the transcript proves that..despite leftists like Schiff making up complete Fabrications and conspiring with fake whistle blowers …maddow is a leftist Alex Jones who spouts conspiracy theorys based upon interpretations and mind reading and never has any real proof of anything…like a live version of the daily beast…the American people are done with this bs and the polls especially in swing states are proving this…this bs has all but guaranteed trump 2020… congrats 😉

    • @btm56841 The only alleged victim is Trump. Just because he’s too stupid to realize at what point his behavior becomes criminal doesn’t mean he’s innocent. He’s guilty of obstructing congress. That’s beyond dispute. If he has nothing to hide White House staff should be permitted to testify. Tweeting dozens of versions of his truth daily won’t change the fact that Trump invites foreign interference in our elections. That Republicans in the Senate will benefit from that foreign interference may be enough to buy their cooperation on Trump’s behalf. But blind optimism guarantees nothing. Corruption doesn’t always get you what you want either.

    • @btm56841 Nah breh, as stated in the hearing today, if you are holding up my money, to which you STILL have not given me all of it, why would I tell people you are pressuring me, as I could lose what you have that is mine to begin with.

      Saying favor for us, does not explain why the aid was held up, which is the problem. If it was because you wanted to “test” the new president(latest running Repub theory), then why give hundreds of hundreds of millions to the guy who we knew was corrupt before him lol. This truly is, every lie, needs a bigger lie to cover the one before it. No actual reason to why the aid was held up, and still millions being held up as of the hearings, nor that Giuliani is in Ukraine now digging up dirt on the Bidens, as he confirmed on Fox News. No worries though, he has a insurance policy, for pennies a day I bet, “rates will never increase, yada yada yada”.

    • @Blokka Nokka “No pressure.” has one more problem. The Ukrainians watch TV. They know Trump is unlikely to be removed from office. Telling the truth won’t help them and will probably make things worse.

      They don’t necessarily see us as helping with their Russia problem. They see Trump as part of their Russia problem.

  6. We will have these records eventually. All of them. And it will be devastating. That’s why trump is so astonished that it’s the Ukraine scandal that led to impeachment. Because he’s done so much worse.

    • Sunny Bradshaw | December 12, 2019 at 3:17 PM | Reply

      Sadly, there is nothing to stop Trump & staff from making all kinds of secret records just “disappear”.
      Would they? Yes.
      Could they? Yes.
      Is it something Presidents “always do”? NO.
      Is it legal? It is against the Rules & Protocol of U.S. Presidency & the Executive Branch….
      1) To destroy any Official Records of conversations, official briefings, daily schedules/activities, meeting notes & transcripts, discussions, decisions & other paperwork generated, plus records of any actions taken, with regard to any/all Official Business of the U.S. Gov’t.
      2) To ‘secret away’ President’s Official phone calls made in course of presidential duties, including any conversations with foreign leaders. An accurate, official record is kept of all calls, on the normal White House server. Exception is for specific Nat’l. Security situations, such as troop movements & other things of a highly sensitive nature; that is when Official Record of call is placed in special “coded” server ~ only a VERY FEW people with that code can access that server.
      Unlike in a monarchy or dictatorship, the U.S. President is speaking for & doing the work of, the American People in his/her official capacity. Just as he/she lives in the White House — a.k.a., “The People’s House”. Keeping official, exact records of president’s conversations with others protects BOTH callers, should there be any dispute over what was said during phone calls. Because each side knows records of calls are kept, it can prevent accusations later & provide clarity in case of faulty memory, or a misunderstanding.

      If anyone is old enough to remember Oliver North & “Iran/Contra” scandal (involving drugs for arms), you may recall that North & his secretary had a major “shredding party” to get rid of incriminating documents relating to their illegal actions in that ugly matter. Shredding of those documents was ALSO illegal, a separate crime, as its intention was to keep secret & destroy any proof of the unauthorized/illegal program, participants & its illegal activities! They did manage to destroy many incriminating documents before being caught. That was also the Republicans, doing what they wanted to do, after Congress (in wiser days) had voted against it.
      [Reagan/Bush 1980’s]

    • @Richard Barber have you read the IG report? I would suggest you read it fully and think for yourself for just once.

    • @Brent Hooven Apparently they can’t…….either read or think for themselves.

    • Walter Andries | December 12, 2019 at 7:55 PM | Reply

      @George Thompson Ask some money from your ‘Beloved Leader’, buy one braincell and wait another….before you speak again my friend.

    • You are spot on there… This is Ukraine scandal was only ever the tip of the iceberg and the whistleblower, and his sources, have known this all along… They knew that by putting this one verifiable crime out there that they others would slowly be revealed…

  7. Irene Gavenlock | December 12, 2019 at 4:55 AM | Reply

    trump is a crook so why is the man still president of the United Sates of America?

    • Its because we need someone to count toilet flushes in the White House .

    • George Thompson | December 12, 2019 at 2:41 PM | Reply


    • Irene Gavenlock prove it

    • I’ve been charged with muder. Cops for an alibi proving I did’nt do it. I refuse to show said evidence to prove my innocence. I spend the rest of my life in jail.

  8. Who are these “White House officials”? And how are they enabling this for all this time?

    • @Scaffgal That is exactly correct.

    • It is dangerous to cross the Russian mob and Putin is the head of it.

    • celticman agreed

    • They are a combination of the willfully subservient and mere bureaucrats caught up in a system where they only ever follow the rules and never step outside the lines… Many of them simply do not want to put themselves in danger and too bad about the country being sold out in the meantime…

    • @Ant B However, doing Trump’s bidding and following his illegal orders is “against the rules,” and the law.
      The Government should have told Trump from the outset that he could not visit his country clubs or Mar a lago while POTUS because of the financial entanglements of Secret Service lodgings, meals, Etc.
      Obama lamented giving up his BlackBerry phone upon becoming POTUS, Trump should have been forced to give up his unsecured cell phones. If everyone in Government service would have stood firm with the regulations against him in a matter of fact way he would not be able to fire everyone. And maybe it would have been obvious that the Presidency was not for him.

  9. A compromised American president to dictators, that’s the craziest thing I’ve ever seen. If you’re still an republican voter, you’re forever a traitor to this country.

  10. Private Bonespurs | December 12, 2019 at 5:21 AM | Reply

    He _invited_ Russia’s assault on America’s electorate, he _condoned_ Russia’s assault on America’s electorate, he _rewarded_ Russia’s assault on America’s electorate… _repeatedly…_ and he _coerced Ukraine into agreeing to_ assault America’s electorate. Why wouldn’t we all just _trust_ him?

    Just because he _also_ invited _China_ to assault America’s electorate?

    So unfair!

    • @George Thompson Right, so what are you A Russian troll or are you a hack bought by some oligarch?

    • @reverant tangent It is in their own minds, they’re authoratarian minded people.
      They always have been, probably since childhood. They’re sad individuals but we really are stuck with them.
      However, they are stuck with drawing an ever smaller circle around themselves. They can feel that even if they can’t see it, so I think maybe TRUMP is the hill they choose to die on, metaphorically speaking of course.

    • Relative Insanity | December 12, 2019 at 6:48 PM | Reply

      George Thompson
      Fffs NOBOBY CARES about Hillary. Stay focused on the fat fool in the WH.

    • @George Thompson give proof a demo shot him?

  11. He is really coming close to actually being a traitor.

  12. Carriemchardy Carrie | December 12, 2019 at 5:28 AM | Reply

    I hope The Watchdog Group in America apply to the courts to get these records released as well, under the Freedom Of Information ACT!

  13. It is very clear Treasonous Trump is a Russian asset.

    • Color Purple what “facts”?? Pray tell?? You can’t just simply say “facts matter” w/out stating said so called “facts”! If you want actual FACTS, let’s talk FACTS!! According to the IG report and the FACTS stated in said report, the entire Mueller investigation had ZERO premise to have even begun! PeePeeGate, Papadopolous, Carter Page, ALL OF IT, had virtually NO CAUSE for surveilling a Presidential Candidate!! One of which this so called “reporter” (activist) “reported” on for nearly two freaking years!! Seriously, focusing on only one sides narratives and never considering ALL the actual FACTS, is called CONFIRMATION BIAS!
      And I gotta say, it’s things such as this that makes it extremely difficult to take you guys & gals serious and instead have to handle with kid gloves so to speak.
      Would you like to know more ways the deep state & Democrats spied on President Trump, along with Senator Ted Cruz & Dr Ben Carson?? Would you also be interested in knowing why the actual Russian investigation (spying) started in the first place as how it’s simply evolved into this now Ukraine sham?? I could also fill you in on how these morons foolishly fell into a trap that’s soon, if it’s hasn’t already, to expose the Biden’s and essentially the entire Obama Administration as a whole for the really REAL QUID PRO QUO 😂 Its freaking genius and we, who haven’t been suckered by MSM, are truly enjoying every second of it and once it’s all over, folks like yourself will either remain in denial or feel utterly ashamed of yourselves for not seeing this for what it truly is 😂 We’ve all given you people enough chances and you’ve remained willfully dense to it all. Either that or you’ve outsourced your own opinions to these hacktivists so much that you simply allow them to do all the thinking for you! I certainly hope it’s not that but if it is, then I wouldn’t expect anything else but denial for a response. You truly have zero clue as to the size & severity of this all!! I’ll pray for you🙏🏼🇺🇸

    • mary nyaga Luv, these people in mainstream media would like us all to believe that but as soon as you start questioning it all, like I and millions of others have, you start noticing a REAL shift in things! Things like heavy censorship, attacks, name calling, and people getting triggered very easily, when that’s rarely been the case historically. I was once where you are and things started to seem fishy to me. It is right then when I was bombarded with being called things I would never EVER be called if someone truly knew me!! This has happened to many MANY others!! Regardless of whether or not your opinions differ from mine, censoring our voices & ridiculing one another’s opinions is the beginning of a true dictatorship/communism/authoritative state and I would fight just as hard for your right to have that opposing opinion as I would for someone who’s like minded!! So maybe just consider that next time someone civilly approaches you with an alternative opinion than yours. Maybe they where like myself and one day just started questioning their narratives & opinions as tho they’re indisputable facts.

    • @killersushi99 Those javelins must be kept miles from the frontlines – no threat to Russian tanks.

  14. Kristian Aaberg | December 12, 2019 at 5:31 AM | Reply

    It must be made illegal for a president to hide away details of his phone conversations from his intelligence agencies.

    • Sunny Bradshaw | December 12, 2019 at 3:51 PM | Reply

      @Jeremy Backup I remember that!

    • Steven Hoskins | December 12, 2019 at 4:22 PM | Reply

      Through amendments, the constitution will be strengthened as to never allow this to ever happen again. Checks and Balances in place (we thought were adequate) are not.
      In lawmakers defense… they had no Idea that a MORON of this magnitude would ascend to the highest office in this country. Article II may also require amendment. Time to
      fire up that jail under the House for public servants that decide they don’t have to comply with subpoenas from Congress.

    • BUT 17 agencies hide anything and everything, and that’s all right ? The MILITARY IS THE 4th Branch of Gov. WITH ABSOLUTELY NO OVERSIGHT !

  15. These facts need to be known by every American. We need transcripts of every call and meeting Traitor Trump has.

    • Bonnie Shockley | December 12, 2019 at 9:50 PM | Reply


    • Bonnie Shockley | December 12, 2019 at 9:51 PM | Reply

      @M Dugger Follow the money

    • clayton delanie | December 12, 2019 at 10:01 PM | Reply

      @monroe444444 Ask Hillery she has a direct line to Putin, remember the reset button. You could ask Berry , he’s pretty flexible, if you know what I mean. Google it.

    • @clayton delanie Just because Hillary was dirty, which I tend to agree with, doesn’t mean the world should be subjected to the dangers of a madman controlled by the president of Russia. President Obama did not take meetings with Putin without a translator or destroy the translator’s notes. That (plus your inability to spell) shows your racist bent.

    • clayton delanie | December 12, 2019 at 10:13 PM | Reply

      @monroe444444 I project you’ll be very disappointed in the 2020 election. Enjoy, sweets.

  16. The Manchurian president. He sold out America.. for cheap

  17. The fat fool really does believe that Putin is his friend and mentor.

  18. Trump has to ask the real president of the United states president Putin

  19. Why would trump ask putin ? Because putin is his boss

    • T Rosemore wtf does that even mean?? A response as immature & ignorant as that says all I need to know

    • T Rosemore I can only imagine that you’re capable of thinking for yourself. That said, have you ever asked yourself some basic questions like; why do these news outlets project so much hate toward man? Or why is it that this man, who has historically been revered as the epitome of an American and when this woman (Maddow) says “and we’re told” that trump did this & Trump did that, WHO told her this and that?? What about Trump, not being a career politician like those who attack him EVERY SINGLE DAY since he’s been elected? Does that factor in to your decision to hate this man so much? Do you think “project Mockingbird” is just a “conspiracy theory”?? The same operation that deliberately placed CIA agents into mainstream media! The same media that for YEARS we’ve all been saying “spread propaganda”!! The same CIA that could havevery well be involved in the assassination of JFK, invasion of Iraq, infiltrating other countries to cause regime change, 9/11 and SOOOO many more disasters!! Do you think that’s not existed or even possible?? Have you looked into them or seen the declassified documents?? Which party voted 0% support for the 13th amendment, freeing slaves? Which party voted 23% support for the 14th Amendment, granting freed slaves citizenship or the 15th allowing them to vote?? Which party created the KKK and Jim Crowe?? Who was the very first black politicians, Martin Luther King, Abe Lincoln, Malcolm X & Mohammad Ali affiliated with?? I’ll tell you it wasn’t! The Democrats! Do you hate Trump more than you love America?
      I voted for Obama’s first term but eventually saw & started questioning moves & the lack of lives he was making!! I’ll NEVER vote democrat EVER again and if you think I’m the only one who feels that way, think again fro-end! Look into the #Walkaway movement. Listen to Brandon Tatum, Candace Owens, David J Harris, Imam of Peace, Terrance K Williams and many MANY MORE if you’d like to know more. Just remember man, it’s not me VS you. I’m not your enemy & It’s nothing personal. You don’t know me as I don’t know you and therefor I have ZERO to gain from wasting my time here explaining this all to you. I just care about America and more importantly, I DEEPLY care about fellow Americans being told lies by a group of power hungry people with vested interests in regaining power in order to control us further. THIS is why I believe Trump has been doing what he’s been doing. Cuz he genuinely cares about America. He’s doing everything he’s spoken about doing for years now! I’m more than happy to hear your side of this, if you’re capable of conducting at least some semblance of a civil dialogue with me, if you like? @SeanAnon82 on Twitter. If not, then it’s fine. I take nothing personal

    • Putin: Ah… As I always said, I will take over america without raising a fingure! /trump then calls him. Putin: Yes… on schedule….

  20. The next president needs to declassify every single trump phone call.

    • @MegaDannyBoy6 then why didn’t you try to impeach him when you had full control of the House and Senate? Gotta love when Republicans refuse to do anything about any corruption they alledge.😂😂😂

    • @Dee Pattison I don’t trust anyone in the US government. Just make everything public : it’s not like trump hasn’t already told every one whatever should have stayed secret. At this point the Russians probably no more about trump than the Americans, time to balance that out.

    • @Universal Soldier the only people these days who hang on to conspiracy theories are the GOP. I’m not with the GOP.

    • @Christian Geiselmann if that’s true then this shattering is inevitable. Secrets never stay secrets.

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