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76 Comments on "Impeachment Witness Confirm Bribery Plot | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC"

  1. Woohoo… Bring on the Lev Parma Tapes!

  2. Li Li Marleaux | November 25, 2019 at 5:48 PM | Reply

    Most trump supporters have no idea what “anathema” means.

    • Not most All

    • @Spaghetti Monster you forgot that Mueller from the very beginning was not investigating to indict the sitting president

    • Spaghetti Monster | November 25, 2019 at 10:06 PM | Reply

      @Grace OrL “Mueller from the very beginning was not investigating to indict the sitting president” You poor b@$+@rd$, they really have done a number on the democratic voters.

    • @Gablesman888 …and refers to Republicans’ hatred of the truth, and their hatred of having the courage of their own convictions. If JFK were alive and writing “Profiles in Courage” today, he’d be stuck on chapter one.

  3. Gordon Sondland, affirmed in Wednesday’s impeachment hearing that a key White House meeting between Trump and Ukraine’s new president was conditioned on the country opening an investigation into Trump’s political opponents.

    “Was there a quid pro quo?” Sondland said in his opening statement to the House Intelligence Committee. “The answer is yes.”

    Sondland emphasized that there was little mystery among senior White House officials that the meeting with Zelensky would only happen if he promised investigations into Joe Biden’s son Hunter and, separately, into a conspiracy theory that suggests Ukraine, and not Russia, was behind the 2016 election interference.

    Sondland said he communicated to Mulvaney, Rick Perry, Mike Pompeo that he “told President Zelensky in advance that assurances to ‘run a fully transparent investigation’ and ‘turn over every stone’ were necessary in his call with President Trump.”

    “Everyone was in the loop,” Sondland said.

    Sondland also said that he believed there was also a quid pro quo attached to hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid that was supposed to go to Ukraine. Upon learning of the hold on military aid to the country, Sondland said, “I tried diligently to ask why the aid was suspended, but I never received a clear answer.”

    He went on: “In the absence of any credible explanation for the suspension of aid, I later came to believe that the resumption of security aid would not occur until there was a public statement from Ukraine committing to the investigations of the 2016 election and Burisma, as Mr. Giuliani had demanded.”

    • @fran bran trump only said that when trump had full knowledge of the WB report, and what it said about him. He was making a pointless effort to deny the facts he had been jamming down sondland’s throat all summer long- that nothing moved until the quid pro quo trump demanded was met.

      The WB report stopped *EVERYTHING* . The money wasn’t released until the WB report was. The blackmailed CNN press conference by the Ukraine Prez was cancelled the monent the money was released, because he knew he was announcing a lie forced by that blackmail by trump. The WH meeting was only scheduled *AFTER* the interview on CNN was booked.

      You’re either blind, or intentionally self deluded.

    • mikael feathers | November 25, 2019 at 9:28 PM | Reply

      David J ITS HIS OWN OPINION it’s literally his perception

    • mikael feathers | November 25, 2019 at 9:30 PM | Reply

      David J they actually got the aid and there was no investigation so how can there be bribery or quid pro quo whichever one your after today if the aid was received but the investigation never happened

    • Then why do they have to “study” the results of the hearings?

  4. Trump’s strategy has been clear from the beginning. He and his sycophants in Congress are telling the American people to ignore everything that you see, and everything that you hear. That’s the only strategy you’re left with when you have no defense.

    For me personally, I’ve always had a hard time ignoring facts, and it’s virtually impossible for me to ignore what’s right in front of my face, and I can see it with my own eyes. However Trump’s supporters have the uncanny ability to ignore facts and things that they can see with their own eyes, and hear with their own ears.  They will literally ignore a turd (the turd representing Trump) that’s in the middle of their living room floor. They’ll hop over it, and walk around it all week, and just pretend it isn’t there.

    • Vengeful Revenge of the blue November | November 25, 2019 at 10:18 PM | Reply

      The full transcript and actual transcript will come out. Don’t give me some b******* about a full transcript being released I don’t want to hear about it save it for someone else. Also, the Supreme Court turned him down he’s on his final appeal, those taxes are going to come out. And the Congress is going to get the full review of the Russian probe findings. Did you guys think that was over?🙄

      He’s fighting pretty hard to block every one of them. Why is that? What do you suppose that is?

    • @Dave Schultz You are parroting Putin. You are a traitor.

    • Would maybe clear things up if he was allowed to defend himself, but as we know that’ll never happen.

    • Vengeful Revenge of the blue November | November 25, 2019 at 10:24 PM | Reply

      @Bob Ford
      He was offered to take the stand? He was allowed to present answers in “writing”… Remember?

  5. I’m surprised Gorden Sandland still has his job , as his testimony tip Trumptanic to take a nose dive 😳

    • Of course he still has his job with  a 1 million donation to the DOTARD the DOTARD has no say ….just dispite towards Sonland !  Beside CHUMP can’t win against Sodland ….Sodland has more money then Chump and better lawyers ! LOCK THEM ALL UP !

    • It’s just a matter of timing. Trump can’t make the retribution *that* obvious. Sondland is as good as gone, once the senate aquits Trump.

    • Who knows if he wants it. Give it a couple months.

  6. That’s so true! Trump supporters are so blind to the truth it’s “PATHETIC”!!! Our great USA needs a change for the better and to restore our respect to Government and globally. We are being laughed at.

  7. Wild Animals Mystic CT | November 25, 2019 at 5:56 PM | Reply

    Boy do I pray this Guy is OUT of office. Come on USA he is a MOBSTER.

  8. Nothing changes if YOU dont VOTE!! End the rotten gop

    • @paul shoultz Amen. But vote him out of office so his life is then destroyed by federal criminal prosecution, and that will send a pretty good message that law still exists

    • Vote Blue to get out country back on track.

    • @COO415 not so we can vote you and this party Out of Office.

    • Dave Schultz : 25 November 2019 Monday PM : ANY Government employee, elected Politician, Citizen or person inside or outside these UNITED STATES colluding, coordinating, cooperating, conspiring or complicit with a FOREIGN Country, Military, Agent, Politician, Citizen, anywhere on this PLANET, to interfere in our Democracy or Elections, in ANY way minuscule or tantamount, either directly or indirectly, OR defending or condoning such behavior, is a TRAITOR and should be HUNG very HIGH for TREASON.

  9. I think for the record everything should be included.! Acting corruptly under the President’s orders does not protect anyone.

  10. It is very upsetting, when speaking to people, either they say- I don’t follow politics, I dont vote, it is so sad. Women, People of Color, and others fought to get rights. The right to vote being one of the most important, and 100 years later. . .people don’t want to bother. They would rather watch the Kardashians, and they watched the OJ trial. But politics. . .Nooooo!!!!!

    • Complacency clears the path for fascism, in my view. Very sad to see that we generally don’t value democracy more than we do. Or maybe we do deep inside, but too many people don’t realize that democracy can die, that democracy isn’t a natural state. We make it a democracy by actively engaging in the democratic process. I see this complacency in my country Sweden, too.

    • Well, when they complain about anything, remind them they have no right to complain. They are letting others decide their future.

    • Kathleen Mitchell | November 25, 2019 at 7:47 PM | Reply

      @Johan Nilsson I never thought I would live to see the rise of fascism in the US but here we are. The hate, bigotry, lies, divisiveness, I don’t recognize this country anymore.


    • mikael feathers | November 25, 2019 at 9:26 PM | Reply

      NBK Krypto he is going to wipe the floor with dem candidates in 2020 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 Bernie or Biden ain’t beating him and he isn’t getting impeached

  12. gourmet cavewoman | November 25, 2019 at 6:28 PM | Reply

    The mid terms are an indication of the Nov 2020 election

    • Yes! There is hope after all!

    • I hope you’re right…

    • Famous last words that were said about the 2014 midterms, not to mention the soooo accurate 2016 pre-election polling showing a Hillarrhoidal win.

    • A midterm is NEVER an indication of the general election. look it up.

    • @brian gardner Trump backed candidates are losing all over the country. In Kentucky, (a deep red state) the governor was ahead by 5 points the day before the election when Trump came to campaign for him. He lost. Same in Louisiana, (another red state); states that Trump won by a landslide in ’16. Trump’s endorsement is the kiss of death.

  13. Darlene Hawkins | November 25, 2019 at 6:29 PM | Reply

    Federal judge orders Don McGahn to comply with House subpoena


    • It goes to appeal.

  14. This wats happens when you put a old Evil and Veil man in power, he doesn’t care about anything..

  15. If you still don’t see what’s wrong with what t’rump did, you’re actually the problem here. Sorry.

    • @confucius12012 Dunning Kruger…sure you think so, ask the rest of us. A halfwit could see this President is corrupt. You have my sympathies.

    • confucius12012 | November 25, 2019 at 9:26 PM | Reply

      @John Cahill The impeachment hearings didn’t work. I’m sure they are going to try and continue the circus but the polls say support for impeachment is waning mainly with independents. I suggest you get your information from multiple unbiased sources. It might help you understand what’s really going on.

    • theodore chondros | November 25, 2019 at 9:55 PM | Reply


    • Alex Ocasio-Gomez | November 25, 2019 at 10:03 PM | Reply

      If you still can’t explain what’s wrong with what Trump did, you’re actually the problem here. Sorry.

    • Alex Ocasio-Gomez | November 25, 2019 at 10:05 PM | Reply

      @Patrik Åstrand Fake news. Biden admitted he did it so one of you is lying.

  16. Sad we need revolution to remove criminals from the senate and White House!

  17. Sondland’s “I followed the direction of the President…..” sounds similar to Michael Cohen’s “at the direction of Individual one”.

  18. 40% of Americans are just playing their banjos louder so they can’t hear the facts…

    • Alex Ocasio-Gomez | November 25, 2019 at 9:55 PM | Reply

      @James Soltis Just because MSNBC refused to report it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Trump read the transcript on fox news and your witness confirmed it.

    • Alex Ocasio-Gomez | November 25, 2019 at 9:57 PM | Reply

      @Scott Allen The banjo was invented by black people. In africa they made banjos out of gourds in order to play hate music.

    • What Facts? Want to hear a couple. Real ones, not some made up stuff.

    • @James Soltis Yes a summary of the transcript 😂 thanks

    • Alex Ocasio-Gomez …yeah? So Trump read the transcript of the entire 25 minutes or so call on Fox, a transcript that hasn’t been released? Funny, I can’t seem to find that Fox ‘News’ clip…maybe you can post a link to that.

  19. Shawn Lauderdale | November 25, 2019 at 7:45 PM | Reply

    After his navy move I would hope the military turns on him as well. He is just a terrible creature

  20. How can anyone get fooled by Donald Trump.. He is such a childish immature fool.

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