Lawrence Takes Apart The Republican Defense Of Trump | The Last Word | MSNBC

Lawrence Takes Apart The Republican Defense Of Trump | The Last Word | MSNBC 1


The Republican counsel for the House Intelligence Committee tried to defend Trump's action with Ukraine, but Lawrence O’Donnell points out that each part of that GOP defense leaves out or overlooks critical information that makes their arguments wrong. Aired on 12/9/19.
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Lawrence Takes Apart The Republican Defense Of Trump | The Last Word | MSNBC

74 Comments on "Lawrence Takes Apart The Republican Defense Of Trump | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. #0 The “transcript” of the phone call is neither complete nor accurate. jeez. How could he not address that lie right up front. The full phone call has not yet been released. Even the edited version is incriminating. What’s in the omitted parts?

    • @Coldwynn Frost well we know the missing parts are either incriminating or meaningless but related to National Security. There’s nothing in the missing parts that are good for mr. Trump.

      Since the Republicans are not fighting for release of these missing parts, I’m going to assume they are incriminating.

    • Thank you

    • Jeffrey Photonboy | December 10, 2019 at 7:40 PM | Reply

      Err… I’m pretty sure it’s a perfect call and has been translated exactly… in fact, they correctly translated the part that says “not a verbatim transcript of a discussion” so I’m not sure what your complaint is.

  2. Kevin Sullivan | December 10, 2019 at 3:06 AM | Reply

    Saying that there was “no pressure”is admitting guilt.

    • Jeffrey Photonboy | December 10, 2019 at 7:37 PM | Reply

      @TrumpTrain2020 ,
      Trump didn’t have to release the funds?
      You’ve got NO IDEA what you’re talking about. Congress had already done an investigation into corruption before approving those funds. Trump came along and put a hold on it for months with no explanation then suddenly released it after being found out… and why have a back channel and lie about the Ukrainian Ambassador from the USA who was the very person who would actually be assisting the fight to corruption?… also Joe Biden assisted in fighting corruption and if you take the time to investigate you find out he did NOT help his son… and the same guy who gave Trump’s campaign a million dollars and got his UK Ambassador job admitted that Ukraine only had to ANNOUNCE an investigation not even do one.

    • @TrumpTrain2020 <---- moron who's mommy and daddy are brother and sister. Worthless and a waste of time to engage.

    • that’s just too nuanced for the dim bulb repubs

  3. Power corrupts | December 10, 2019 at 3:13 AM | Reply

    He got caught and then wrote a big note in sharpie.
    “See, look it couldn’t have been me. I wrote this note denying everything. And it’s in sharpie. “

  4. Trump to Zelensky:

    “If you want me to protect *your* people, I need you to lie to *my* people and get me reelected.“

    Trump‘s crime wasn‘t against Ukraine but against every single American citizen!

  5. Attempted bribery , extortion is a crime.. same as attempted burglary etc etc

  6. Teacher:Ok class what did we Learn today
    Class: Trump got caught
    Teacher: Very good students

  7. Looks like things are getting worse for trump day by day

    • Brilliant Hooligans | December 10, 2019 at 6:13 PM | Reply

      Rory Cannon Impeachment means he loses his job. A Civil Trial will happen. All while being re elected. Where he can serve two more terms. 🙏🏼🇺🇸

    • It’s WAY past time. We should never had to have suffered thru this ignorant beast!

    • claire bigelow | December 10, 2019 at 8:08 PM | Reply

      GOOD !!!! i wish him nothing but misery and unending unhappiness

    • Steph J if you’re talking about Trump, you understand NOTHING about human behavior. His history is all about swindling people, conning investors, pulling the rug out from under them, running off with all the money, then declaring the project bankrupt, leaving the investors holding the debt. He’s doing the same with the country.

  8. Mymomsaidiwascool | December 10, 2019 at 3:37 AM | Reply

    Where are the the fake Americans calling this fake news?

  9. Is anybody else curious how a Trump IQ test would turn out?

  10. Country before Party

    We need to make a list of these “useful idiots” from the GOP and kick them out of office because if they can’t see the facts that are right in front of them, they are either too dumb or treasonous. Either one is dangerous for our country.

    • U.S.Vet
      They see the evidence but they aren’t patriotic Americans.
      I think all of the people who are defending Little Donny Lies Alot are swimming in Russian money.

    • All of them

    • @Larry Snyder Or are brainwashed from Trump/Putin propaganda.

    • They are most certainly treasonous & that is such a crying shame to think that we have such traitors as part of our government! It’s time to clean house and rid both the house and the senate of these fraudulent imbeciles. We need to stand up and get out in the maximum numbers that we should come this next November and make this blue wave a tsunami wave the likes of which have never been seen before and start effecting some truly positive change for this great but sickened nation!

  11. D.A. Justice Ministries | December 10, 2019 at 4:28 AM | Reply

    If you do the crime, you must do the time. LOCK HIM UP!

  12. No ~34 million is still not released. The crime is still being committed.

    • Sheila Davidson | December 10, 2019 at 12:47 PM | Reply

      They should talk about that 35million everytime they are in front of a camera because that is stealing and somebody is sharing that money

    • correct, by withholding the funds allocated in FY 2019 which ended in October, it was clear that Trump’s original intention was for a win win, getting the Ukraine to announce an investigation into the Bidens and also to have that money go undistributed, perhaps redirected to his wall initiative.

    • Jacqueline Rimmer | December 10, 2019 at 1:16 PM | Reply

      Exactly. And it took them weeks to get any money to them.

    • @Jacqueline Rimmer yes it was only released once Trump was notified there was a whistleblower. The CNN interview for the quid-pro-quo by President Zylenski was already booked.
      Just because someone attempts murder about doesn’t murder a doesn’t mean it isn’t a crime. Another cardboard cutout defence by the Moscow Republicans down the drain.
      Yesterday’s defense of “Your point of order is out of order” is laughable. Who can watch these Republican buffoons and say “yup, that’s my boy” sad sad state of affairs… literally.

  13. Keith Pieterse | December 10, 2019 at 4:33 AM | Reply

    He got caught with his tiny, thieving hands in the cookie jar. He quickly pulled his hand out of the jar and said: “I did not take any cookies. My hand is empty. I am therefore not guilty.” In the meantime his closest associates / accomplices are spending “quality time” in various penitentiaries! Hahaha!

  14. The Republicans don’t care, they can’t handle the truth, they’ll defend the conman to the death .. for thier own Political agenda above all else

    • Folks, return of the GILOTEENS

    • Jeffrey Photonboy | December 10, 2019 at 7:32 PM | Reply

      Actually, most of this has been about ramming through right-wing Judge’s that Mitch stopped from getting positions during Obama’s eight years… now they are painted into a corner defending Trump but really just want him to bugger off… if he had health problems requiring him to suddenly step down almost every Republican Senator would secretly scream for joy then frantically decide who they can get to run for POTUS in 2020.

    • CottageGarden SMITH | December 10, 2019 at 8:23 PM | Reply


    • @Yaka Bowe Did you mean guillotine as chop off heads
      or Guillotine rock band? In either case, spelling counts.

    • @CottageGarden SMITH
      Write this one’s name down..we’ll use it during the extradition process.

  15. I like presidents that don’t get caught. John McCain

  16. “I released the hostage immediately after I got caught, so it’s ok.”

  17. damien claxton | December 10, 2019 at 9:48 AM | Reply

    If this was a democratic president the republicans would go in even harder on impeachment

  18. Trump’s Era has proven to be the most “Grave Time” during the history of America! If the American people fail to act based on the law, the America as we know it will suffer greatly!

  19. “President Trump got caught”

  20. “President Trump got caught”

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