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Rep. Jim Himes, member of the House Intelligence Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about what is to prevent Donald Trump from abusing the power of his office and ordering U.S. agencies to stand down in the face of further outside election interference. Aired on 02/21/20.
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Jim Himes: 'There Are A Lot Of Lt. Col. Vindmans Out There' | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

67 Comments on "Jim Himes: ‘There Are A Lot Of Lt. Col. Vindmans Out There’ | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. So much fun to read all the trump cultists comments

  2. Frederik Hirche | February 22, 2020 at 2:52 AM | Reply

    There will be less and less Lt. Col. Vindmans out there if the institutions are not able to protect them, which includes protecting their careers. The system is failing.

  3. At what point does it move beyond ‘disappointing’ ‘dangerous’ and become treasonous?

  4. You do not need “advanced cyber capabilities”, you just need to bribe the janitor in any of the major data nodes, to spill a bucket of water on one of the switches.

    • Deborah Freedman | February 22, 2020 at 1:48 PM | Reply

      You clearly have never been in a server farm. Nobody would be allowed in with a bucket of water. Also, the data is redundant, not just in one locale.

    • @Deborah Freedman It was a figure of speech .. the point is, its not that hard to find someone with access that is not nescessaritly happy with his job or pay. And the best cyber attack, is simply pulling the plug.

    • Maria Maoh
      That won’t change anything..The Election meddling Dems and fake news are talking about are Russian bots trying to sway opinions on social media..I haven’t seen any..A Russian BOT would not take an adversarial stance against Dems.. That’s a sure way not to succeed.. To be effective they would have to play the role of a Dem that suggests things in a way that would get Dems to take a harder look at Dem candidates without revealing their true agenda…. If a person argues with someone no matter who it is , they are not a bot..

    • @toob maniac Are you a crazy person? Oh .. you are.

    • @Maria Maoh

      Typical liberal , tosses logic out the window and goes straight to name calling..You think the best cyber attack, is simply pulling the plug. and you call me crazy.. Voting machines are not connected to the world wide web !

  5. Now drumpy wants to play CZAR, keep in mind what happened to him AND his family?
    Or would he rather be Fuhrer? What happened to him again?

  6. The intelligence community really needs to investigate Trump.

      Obstruction of Justice
      The Brookings Institution Report: Presidential Obstruction of Justice: The Case of Donald J. Trump

      The Brookings Institution Blog: Did President Trump Obstruct Justice?

      After Comey Firing, Congress Must Stand Up to Trump, USA Today

      The Criminal President?, The New York Times

      Comey’s Case for Obstruction of Justice, The New York Times

      Trump Jr. Communicated with WikiLeaks during Campaign, The New York Times.


      Obstruction of Justice Case Against Trump Only Scratches the Surface

      Did President Trump Obstruct Justice?

      Comey’s Answers to the Right Questions Could Take Us into Impeachment Territory

      Money Laundering

      Comey’s Testimony Today Could Turn Congressional Probes Toward Question of Obstruction, Virginian Pilot

      ACSblog: The Reach of the Money Laundering Laws and the Curious Settlement Involving Prevezon Holdings

      Campaign Finance
      Did Donald Trump Jr. Break the Law? The New York Times

      Issues Raised by Mueller Indictments

      Manafort Indictment is Bad News for Trump – The New York Times

      ACSblog: Russian Indictment and Extradition – Daniel Goldman

      ACSblog: Mueller Will Face Tough Choices If He Finds Trump Broke the Law – Dan Froomkin

      Questions for the President

      #TrumpUnderOath – Caroline Fredrickson

      Tweets Pose Legal Risks

      President Trump’s Twitter Habit Puts Him Keystrokes Away From Breaking Laws, USA Today

      I Helped Prosecute Watergate. Comey’s Statement is Sufficient Evidence for an Obstruction of Justice Case, The Washington Post

      Implications of SDNY U.S. Attorney Investigation of Michael Cohen

      The FBI Raids on Trumps’ Attorney Are Bad News for President Trump – Eisen, Bookbinder, Shaw, Politico

    • What rock have you been under ? #DeepStateInDeepShit #WinningIsFun

  7. KesselRunner606 | February 22, 2020 at 4:50 AM | Reply

    Between 1947 and 1991, the USA and the USSR were engaged in a bitter global struggle called The Cold War. This battle of ideologies was fought in proxi-wars, espionage, assassinations and coups; unseen naval battles beneath the seas between nuclear submarines playing cat and mouse, and the terrifying proliferation of nuclear weapons that held the entire world under the imminent threat of apocalypse and the end of civilisation.

    Just think of the lives lost, the countless billions spent, the terror and fear. I grew up in a time when government pamphlets on how to survive a nuclear attack were posted on school notice boards, as we lived near a naval shipyard. Here in the UK, our whole country was basically a giant aircraft carrier for the US.

    In all that time, nearly 50 years, America and the West held the upper hand, and ultimately the Soviet Union collapsed under the economic weight of it all.

    Now look at what’s happened to America in less than 4 years. Her standing in the world diminished. Her enemies emboldened. NATO under its greatest threat. America’s democratic system torn apart. Her intelligence and security forces weakened like never before.

    More harm and damage than at any time through the Cold War.

    And all it took was Vladimir Putin paying off a few internet trolls in the Balkans to get a washed up Reality TV game show host who owed him money elected President.

    Well played, sir. Well played.

    • The first realisation that trumpists exhibit on the damage done to America will be “Wait, Putin’s done what because of trump?”

    • Håkan Bråkan Kråkan | February 22, 2020 at 7:03 PM | Reply

      @Rand Kocher No, the shareholders, i.e. the business owners (and the AI that trades stocks at, literally, lightning speed for them) doesn’t care much about the businesses themselves or about creating jobs. They just want to gain economical output. And the boards only have loyalty to the share owners. The “triple down” economy did not work. And it has become a “sucking up” economy, Actually there are two economies. The businesses owners/shareholders trades with shares as virtual products to continuously increase their gains. While “normal people” earns a salary and buy services and goods that they need or want. But the business owners gain in the normal capitalist way from the workers labour, and by selling their products or services back to the laborers. Those gains are however used by the owners/shareholders to increase the value of the shares. It is far more advantageous (in the US) to make money from money, than to actually make money from manufacturing or selling goods and services.. So the money is “sucked up” in this separate economy. Only if you begin using your salary to buy shares (and pay for experts and AI to invest your money wisely for you) can you be part of this parallel economy,. But you need quite some money to being earning money from money, because you have to pay for the AI and the experts.
      The indirect subsidizing of the businesses, with the help of tax cuts, makes this trading with stocks ever more advantageous then investing the money in manufacturing, etc. The tax cuts are used to increase the value of the shares. Not to create jobs. (Further it is far cheaper to invest in automatization than human labour.)

      The tax cuts are payed for by increasing the national debt. The collective loan American voters have agreed to take. Sure, some of the crumbs from the national debt and the tax cuts can be used to increase salaries. In part as a strategy to make people happy and vote for the tax cuts and increased debt. But that money is not free… they are a loan. And loans must be payed back, And with interest costs that only gains those who offer the loans… often shareholders in banks and foreign nations like China. So eventually, when responsible politicians comes to power they must increase taxes so the loans can be payed back (most likely they will still increase anyway, due to the massive debt and that the interest costs must be pay…i.e. the US must loan from the lenders to pay the lenders. And many of those who have agreed to take the loans (by voting) will be mad when they have to pay it back (with interest) through tax increases (and indirectly through lowered income). Never blaming themselves or the politicians that made them take the loan, but the politicians who just does what they must… pay it back.
      And why must the debt has to be payed? Can’t we just refuse to pay the lenders (banks and nations)? No one would go to war with a superpower for the money. ,But no… it would mean that money can’t be made from the $. The $ wouldn’t be worth the digital memory it is stored in. It would become worthless. And they US economy would be just a memory. That is… both American economies.

    • KesselRunner606
      Your narrative is absurd !

    • Beenthere Donethat | February 22, 2020 at 8:31 PM | Reply

      It doesn’t help that trump followers have forgotten how ruthless Russia can be.

  8. Gaetano Vindigni | February 22, 2020 at 5:09 AM | Reply

    Do not:
    > allow the “president” to divide / distract / set the narrative;
    > be quiet;  > stay out of the political fray;
    > allow hatred to stop you from responding with unity, devotion and love;
    > stop being kind and doing good acts;
    > rehash the past three years with trumpists;
    > threaten violence; > despair.  

    Instead prepare for the November 3, 2020 election:
    > donate to your candidate;
    > understand the issues;
    > register yourself and new voters; > vote in 2020.

    • Gaetano Vindigni | February 22, 2020 at 7:45 AM | Reply


      The political tag team of DjT** and putin.

    • @one love one life i wouldnt vote for warren if she was handing out $2500 checks for every vote. Not even for vp.

    • These Democrats are trash. 2021 .. year of the reprisals.

    • Do not fall for the diversion democrats have been putting out to cover the fact everything they have touched is now in ruins and a state of decay.Do not allow the United States go down the same road as democrat run cities like Chicago or Baltimore or Detroit where 60 or 70 kids get killed every weekend.Do not let America get turned into democrat run cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle with hundreds of thousand homeless in the streets.Where kids can’t play outside anymore because of the human waste and dirty needles or fear of getting mugged by a junky for their next fix.Do not allow yourself to fall for their diversion from the truth of the devastation that democrat policies have brought to this country.please please do not…

  9. Treason !

  10. The National security is this un-American russian dumpass family and the russian republickin GOP of criminals.

  11. JFH-Online-Teaching | February 22, 2020 at 6:36 AM | Reply

    Why are people so reluctant to use the word, “fascism”?

    • @Raptango_NA Anyone with half a brain know Trump will crown himself king in 2024 . #LeftistLogicIsWACK #1/2BrainLibs #WinningIsFun

    • @Raptango_NA
      The National Parks Service.
      Trump is systematically discrediting all sources of authority and veracity beyond his own direct control − beginning with the press, and moving on to Congress, the FBI and Justice Department, and the intelligence services.

      I have no interest in Warren or English liberals.

      Your oleaginous VP, Pence purports to believe that “secular popular culture” corrodes that which is most important, and extols religious faith as “essential to maintaining our republic,” yet worked to make a reality-TV star who celebrated greed, Playboy, and Howard Stern—a man with no credible religious convictions—the most powerful man in the GOP and the United States.
      The United States is a sick and depraved country.

    • @Raptango_NA No need arguing with people who live in a echo chamber of deceit denial and delusion … these people live and are dying on vile transparent false narratives . #DementedDems #WinningIsFun

    • @Jeremy Backup “no one is denying ” lol The only thing ” no one is denying ” is the fact the Left has drove their clown car straight of the cliff and truly have zero chance in 2020 #WinningIsFun

  12. Like Stalin, Putin is ordering a purge of government.  Stalin’s purge occurred in the Soviet Union;  Putin’s purge is occurring in the USA.

    • @Debate Me! Which American told Trump to conspire with Putin? Trump has his own personal responsibility in this purge although there are clearly others who are co-conspirators. For example, why did Trump, Jr., Princess Jared-ella, and Paul Manafort meet with Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian attorney and Putin surrogate? Trump and his state-run media are feeding his base daily doses of propaganda so you are right about the American sheep who are willing to be sacrificial animals for their cult–just as the GOP Castrati who have castrated themselves as proof of their fealty to their “Chosen One,” the Pus*y-Grabbing POTUS and Putin Boot Polisher. Trump is not off the hook just because there are other criminals willing to get their hands covered with blood.

    • @Debate Me!
      Splendid and accurate response!!
      Americans are all too ready to blame others for the failure of their own political system. The fact is Trump is the result of decades of corruption in American politics, he is the product of a greedy corrupt culture, elected by the American political system and supported by one of the two American political parties. I’m sure even the corrupt DNC would rather Trump than one of their own progressives.
      The Russian thing is based on 70 years of anti-Russian propaganda instilled into the American people, very useful in diverting people away from the fact that this circus of dishonesty is 99.9%, “Made in USA”.

    • @judd442009 Trump has been good for america. Are you still litigating the Mueller report? How dumb do you have to be? You’ll accept it if Trump is found guilty, but reject it if he’s not. The Mueller report found nothing, because nothing was there, accept in your head. Why dont you say something that makes sense?

  13. Radwulf Eboraci | February 22, 2020 at 8:12 AM | Reply

    Anybody who does care about America should make sure information does NOT go missing.

    • I agree lets just hope Durham finds the 30,000 missing emails and can recover the information from all the staffers devices Hillary ordered smashed with hammers #DeepStateInDeepShit #WinningIsFun

  14. The Swamp is rising.

  15. Here’s my prediction for the coming months, more whistleblowers and leaks.

    • @toob maniac Whistleblower said nothing about collusion and what he said was said on the call was confirmed by the memo Trump released that brain dead MSM called Transcript which was a word Trump used to manipulate.

      So I’m still waiting for you to tell me one lie he told. Trump’s own people all confirmed what whistleblower said. The only person who challenged whistleblower was:

      FOX which is basically state TV
      Trump…the accused
      And GOP senate NOT under oath
      People who WANT to believe in Trump the saleman with 7 decades of manipulation experience who only repeat what they heard on TV

      Please note that TONS of people in the senate challenge the whistleblower but NONE would do it under oath under potential penalty of purgury

    • @AP AS FUC OFF

  16. President Degenerate Maximus pardons low life politicians, war criminals and privileged pervert minions.

  17. Remember Hitler? He had a lot of followers too. All afraid to stand up to him.
    Given time, your dictator is becoming your Hitler.
    He relentlessly attacks Americans who are merely doing their job. The very people, the president is tasked with protecting the citizens of America.
    You are all exposed. There is no protection for you.

  18. Every elected official and military person has a responsibility and duty to refuse a lawful order that is counter to their oath. That oath being to the Constitution, it’s people and our way of life, such as it is, not a madman.

  19. There are literally hundreds of vinmans but with a tyrant and his sycophants what’s the point?

  20. Vindman got a Purple Heart fighting for his country. Bone spurs ran home to mommy.

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