Laurence Tribe: No Good Reason For Democrats To Delay Impeachment | The Last Word | MSNBC

Laurence Tribe: No Good Reason For Democrats To Delay Impeachment | The Last Word | MSNBC 1


Gordon Sondland implicated Trump and other top administration officials refusing to testify in the plot to bribe Ukraine as Democrats weigh the next steps in the impeachment inquiry. Laurence Tribe tells Lawrence O’Donnell that Democrats should not delay the inquiry while they fight witness subpoenas because Trump's stonewalling can be used as obstruction: "The evidence is all there and there's nothing left to do but collate it into articles of impeachment." Aired on 11/21/19.
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Laurence Tribe: No Good Reason For Democrats To Delay Impeachment | The Last Word | MSNBC

46 Comments on "Laurence Tribe: No Good Reason For Democrats To Delay Impeachment | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. about the only reason now is to give anybody sondland named who wants a shot at clearing themselves a chance to testify.

    • Not necessary. They can be called for the Senate trial. They will be in greater jeopardy if they refuse to appear there.
      Edit: mmm, wait. The Senate is under Republican control. They will never throw the book at administration people who refuse to show up. So, as you said, the House should get them.

    • @Astrobrant2 no. i like your idea. where they get a chance to clear their name in the senate trial, and then nobody calls them because they know theyll just turn states evidence, and so they end up all going to prison.
      we’ll just do it that way.

    • Flashy Paws They already been subpoenaed

  2. These hearings have proven to the American people that Trump is guilty of bribery, abuses of power, and obstruction of justice.  And we’ve also learned that Nunes and Gym Jordan, are two of the most self-abasing slavish little sycophants the world has ever known.

  3. Sounds like many people made a deal with the devil 😈=Trump

  4. Impeach him. Convict him for this and the Muller probe. Send him to Rikers.
    See ya nerd.

    • @Ruzita Abdul Rahim the Pompass needs to be on the Frontline of the Dombas region of central Ukraine.

    • Tommy Gunrunner | November 22, 2019 at 4:56 PM | Reply

      @Ruzita Abdul Rahim I thought you clowns said he was colluding with Russia?

      You clapping seals can’t even remember your first 3 attempts at impeachment… sad

    • They cannot impeach anyone, they dont even have enough house seats to vote it in, all of you dont talk about that. DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH thats why the Republicans know they cannot lose this.

  5. unknown President | November 22, 2019 at 2:14 AM | Reply

    Individual number one won’t testify in public … Republicans want an open investigation , why republicans so hush hush 🤔

  6. altitude illume | November 22, 2019 at 2:15 AM | Reply

    #MUDDYWATERrepublicanism put america on putin’s asset list. #TREASONtrump

  7. Removing a duly elected president from office through impeachment is not a coup, and it’s certainly not a crime. It is the only legal and Constitution way to remove a president from office.

    On Aug. 7, 1974, Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., House Minority Leader John Rhodes, R-Ariz., and Senate Minority Leader Hugh Scott, R-Pa., made it clear to Nixon that he faced all-but-certain impeachment, conviction, and removal from office in connection with the Watergate scandal.

    Nixon announced his resignation the next day, effective at noon on Aug 9, 1974.

    In his 2006 book “Conservatives Without Conscience,” former Nixon White House Counsel John Dean wrote that the Capitol Hill trio “traveled to the White House to tell Nixon it was time to resign.”

    In his 1988 autobiography, Goldwater wrote that after hearing their grim assessment, Nixon “knew beyond any doubt that one way or another his presidency was finished.”

    The Founding Fathers understanding of bribery was derived from English law, under which bribery was understood as an officeholder’s abuse of the power of an office to obtain a private benefit rather than for the public interest. This definition not only encompasses Trump’s conduct—it practically defines it.

    The Founders placed articles of impeachment in the Constitution for the purpose of protecting our democracy. A democracy that Trump clearly has no respect for, and is trying to tear apart.

    Article II, Section 4, says the president “shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

    • Gerald Haynes Jr | November 22, 2019 at 2:30 AM | Reply

      History 101. Thanks

    • Tommy Gunrunner | November 22, 2019 at 4:58 PM | Reply

      Three years for 4 different reasons is absolutely a coup. Remember the Mueller report? I guess fifth time is the charm?

      You clowns don’t even realize what’s happening. Just make up another reason once this fails…. again…. for the fifth time

    • Trump probably doesn’t understand. More likely: “I’m elected; they chose *ME,* so I have the right to do it *_my_* way. I can do whatever I want. The only thing that matters is _winning._ No matter how.”

  8. makes me wonder what part(s) have been kept ‘classified’ ? the obstruction has been obvious, and live and on camera, even. Witness intimidation too. The list of crimes this cabal has committed is almost as numerous as the actors involved. we’ve really lowered the barr on the concept of justice.

  9. And the Republicans are spinning and spinning an spinning.
    Watching this with a foreign background is quite mind-boggling. It looks und sounds like that Republicans are the Orwellian Party of the 21st century.

  10. Bribery obstruction abuse of power and the Republicans will continue to protect this lying CLOWN. Vote all Republicans out in 2020. 👣💙

    • Good Luck buddy!!!! Democrats will get destroyed in 2019 bc of this fake impeachment. You guys bit off more than you can chew this time littel fella, and Trump is going to cash in Watch

    • ole jørgensen | November 23, 2019 at 7:36 AM | Reply

      @Sly Stone You must be watching a different hearing that the rest of the world then. I guess in your alternate universe Trump is a slim, well spoken and decent man.

    • @ole jørgensen Is that why the Democrats are being called idiots Gloablly?

  11. Strangeman MTD | November 22, 2019 at 2:48 AM | Reply

    Trumplestiltskin Trumpty Dumpty Forrest Trump get rid of him America Mr Magoo is in the Whitehouse.

  12. David Lambourne | November 22, 2019 at 3:57 AM | Reply

    When you work for a crook you have to forfeit any moral compass you might have had. After a while corruption becomes the norm and you cease to even notice it.

  13. the only way trump & his gang stay out of jail is to become a dictator ~ like putin ~ & never leave ~ like putin

  14. Trump will not be convcted by the Senate. But he has been restricted in in his ability to corrupt the 2020 election. All eyes are now on him. That has to be good thing

  15. Thank you Mr. Tribe.  Hearing your comments has clarified where we are.  ” We have a lawless presidency”…

  16. Thomas Henderson | November 22, 2019 at 8:21 AM | Reply

    Professor Tribes comparison to Trump’s impeachment cases makes impeachment of Richard M Nixon look like a Boy Scout running in the park!

  17. Well, we know the answer to the big question; “What did the President know and when did he know it?” The answer — “Everything and right from the beginning.”

  18. Trump like Bill Clinton Andrew Johnson will have impeached by this name

  19. Lock them up, all of them. Trump, all his co-conspirators and those that are complicit by trying to cover up the crimes.

  20. And Moscow Mitch has been bribed by Russia to do NOTHING!

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