Making sense of quid pro quo and the people involved

Making sense of quid pro quo and the people involved 1


CNN's Lauren Fox breaks down an issue at the heart of the impeachment inquiry: Quid pro quo. Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, US ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, Rudy Giuliani, and President Donald Trump play key roles. #CNN #News

71 Comments on "Making sense of quid pro quo and the people involved"

  1. Mulvaney wants everyone to not believe what they heard and saw with their own eyes and ears, just like Trump…

  2. Apprentice POTUS, acting cast of characters.

    • nunya business | October 20, 2019 at 7:19 PM | Reply

      @ASTROCHRONIC the truth is on my side it’s easy for me to remember it’s the same never changing

    • nunya business | October 20, 2019 at 7:20 PM | Reply

      @ASTROCHRONIC no that was Russian Trump trash because you’re spreading misinformation and you’re helping Russia more than you’re helping America

    • The quid pro quo where Biden exchanged American Aid for $50,000 a month kickbacks to his son?  LOL

  3. Mulvaney just doesn’t have the unmatched wisdom for perfection that his boss, the stable genius has, one supposes.

  4. “Hey, I said the truth by accident, everyone makes mistakes”

  5. Easy to see why this administration doesn’t have Press Conferences very often!

    • Leonaza7 ~ Yeah, because he doesn’t need to seeing as how the brainwashed public doesn’t need more mind control programming.

    • Anonymous Person | October 21, 2019 at 12:02 PM | Reply

      I don’t think it’s easy for you to see anything. Seems like you need CNN to tell you what you saw.

  6. That clarification didn’t make things better, btw

    • The prosecutor asks; “did you kill him him”, you say; “yes”. Then you say; “your honor, I didn’t say I killed him”…….

  7. Police: Sir, you just confessed to a crime.
    Mick: Do over?

    • @R. McBride Can you link to the part of the transcript that shows Trump asking him to investigate Biden for money please 😂

      No country has ever used money to strong arm another country to do anything… Apart from that time Biden did it, but that’s fine 😂 nothing to see here.

    • Nice Guy Eddie | October 21, 2019 at 7:01 AM | Reply

      Asarni Thomas Mulvaney explained his comments to the Leftists media morons; they are just too stupid or partisan to get it.

    • Nice Guy Eddie | October 21, 2019 at 7:06 AM | Reply

      R. McBride BTW, please continue to demand impeachment. I’m all for an impeachment vote in the house. I’m all for the transparency it will bring. I’m all for the whistle blower testifying. I’d like to know why the whistle blower lied about not already having prior communications with Adam Schiff’s office. I’d like to know why Schiff lies about his knowledge of the so-called whistle blower. I’m all for opening an investigation of the clear conflict of interest of Hunter Biden profiting off of his father’s VP position and influence in Ukraine and China.

    • Why would a wookie, and 8ft tall wookie, want to live on Endor with a bunch of 2ft ewoks?

    • Nice Guy Eddie | October 21, 2019 at 9:38 AM | Reply

      @R. McBride We have the transcripts of the conversation. There was no quid pro quo to investigate Biden or his son with the Ukrain. Military aid was already flowing. Read the transcript of the actual event and do some research on the subject before you jump all with CNN, a media network that has a clear ax to grind with President Trump and has zero objectivity or credibility. Regarding providing assistance and aid to Russia, don’t ever forget that Obama did nothing when Russian invaded Ukraine. It was also Senator Obama who helped convince Ukraine to give up their nuclear weapons/ WMD, and promised protection by the United States. Obama also drew a “red line” with Syria regarding chemical weapons and then did nothing. The power vacuum ushered in Syria’s ally, Russia.

      “One irony is that the Trump administration was going further with its aid than the Obama administration by deciding to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons. In 2017, Trump announced his intent to provide the Javelin, and Congress approved an assistance package of 210 missiles and 37 launchers, together worth $47 million.”

  8. After this is over, I never want to hear the words “Quid Pro Quo” ever again

    • The quid pro quo where Biden exchanged American Aid for $50,000 a month kickbacks to his son?  LOL

    • I won’t mention “Quid Pro Quo” again, but …. _I need you to do me a favor though_ … 😂😂😂

    • I did not make comment as any sort of criticism of you. I thought your comment was funny & gave it a thumbs up. It was impossible to tell from comment you made what “side” you were on except as most are the side of disgust with it all.
      I did not vote in the Presidential election. I try to get my news from many different sources and then decide what is factual. I rarely watch fox but did early in Mueller investigations as I was caretaker for an over 90 year old woman who loved our President and watched fox. Her daughter lived next door & watched CNN. Fox turned out to be right Mueller investigations were a big fat “nothing burger” other than disturbance, lies, lost time, lost money and abuse of many innocent. Not to mention problems for our President in forming good relations with Russia which should be desirable. I do not have regular TV and select my news off internet according to issues. Propoganda and corruption of media is an issue I’m very upset by as I always thought US was “safe” because we had a great free press and brave journalists. Wrong. You could call me a “conspiracy theorist” or tin foil hat person and be correct. I do not believe the official 911 story and I do not believe vaccines are “safe & effective ” . I was leaning towards voting for Trump because he said he would establish an independent commission to evaluate vaccines. The MEDIA made me change my mind as there was non stop attacks on him making him sound crazy. The nail in the coffin for my vote was right before elections numerous MSM channels had experts predict if Trump was elected the stock market would crash immediately (because he was so crazy & incompetant) Although i no longer had an investment in this area I believed the stories and decided no to vote and let people who knew more than I did decide. That will not happen again. I am 63 and President Trump is the best President in my lifetime. I have a wonderful relative who watches CNN and MSNBC who hates him because of his “lies” while conceding she likes the things hes done.
      The news media is being exposed by good people within it but this is not even necessary if you watch the real interviews and then watch what is reported out of context but that takes time which the propaganda machine knows most people dont have.
      So far as “side” it is obvious the impeachment nonsense is continually driven by corrupt dems and corrupt media. There are many many corrupt Republicans also but they are better at hiding under rocks. The press would have impeached if possible on basis that Trump ate too much fast food and therefore was a security risk. This is very much about corruption and those attacking are trying to hide their own corruption. None of these dem candidates have a chance against Trump and they know it. Too many people like me out there who believed the lies last time but dont anymore and are very angry with the thieves and liars.
      Corruption world wide is being exposed. People in other countries are demonstrating against corruption in government and for human rights. THEY ARE WAVING THE AMERICAN FLAG!!! Whens the last time that happened? Not in my lifetime. And what is one thing many of these people now love about America? Trump’s calling out the “fake news”

    • Chauncey Chappelle | October 21, 2019 at 8:45 AM | Reply

      Or unprecedented… we have heard that word an unprecedented, I meant a sh!! load of times, since 2016.

  9. johnthetrekker | October 20, 2019 at 4:20 PM | Reply

    First they lie and deny, then cover up and obstruct, and when that doesn’t work say it was all legal so get over it.

  10. Kellyanne Conway: “Facts are not facts.”
    Rudy Giuliani: “Truth isn’t truth.”
    Mick Mulvaney: “Crime isn’t crime.”

    • Painkiller Jones | October 21, 2019 at 9:08 AM | Reply

      @RuBaron715 Yes

    • John Norris Metal Sculpture & Innovative Creations | October 21, 2019 at 9:26 AM | Reply

      In my opinion it’s all part of the same grand Russian plan. Ultimately the explanation is Epstein Island and the numerous influential people who compromised themselves there … people that would do ANYTHING not to have the truth come out about their nefarious activities, including selling out there country and countrymen. It is a reaction to Western foreign policy of the last 70 years that has in many ways been nothing more than a bullying asset grab of epic self serving proportions. Crippling Russias economy over the last few years has certainly forced Putin to take drastic action. There is no other explanation for the insanity that is Donald Trump’s daily actions and utter betrayal of his people. Had Putin himself been elected in 2016 he could not have done more to alienate America from her allies, destroy any remaining good will towards America globally, utterly divide the people and wage a propaganda war of disinformation and hate not seen since the days of Adolf Hitler. Right now Britain is scared! And the reason is that we are no match for Russia. Without America we are toothless. Our intelligence services know it and are no doubt giving out weekly advisories to government not to point the finger since we now find ourselves unequipped to deal with Russian retribution without the backing of our compromised US ally. Before BREXIT and before the US election I noticed that our social media feeds were being spammed with Pro BREXIT and anti Hilary propaganda that never should have been in my feeds since that is not how the algorithms work! Clearly someone was ‘tinkering’ with what information to send to what people and quite clearly it was done to cause maximum destabilizing and divisive effect. Both campaigns against democracy in UK and USA are clearly part of Russias larger plan. My hunch and instinct that this social media influencing was taking place proved 2 years later to be correct! demonstrated by Robert Mueller in his 2 year investigation, something Trump is now trying to cover up and blame on Ukraine, thus exonerating Russia, the country proven by Mueller and the entire American intelligence community to have done it. That’s partly what the impeachment probe is about right now and over the next few weeks you can expect more revelations to come out that show more and more the level of Russian influence over Trump and Republicans! Keep watching!!! It is huge and large scale espionage. Think about it, take a step back and work out the ‘why’ as well as the ‘what’. Russia influence American election result to get Trump in … it works! Trump refuses to acknowledge Russian intervention ignoring all reports, evidence and intelligence assessments that it took place. He conducts a foreign policy that utterly hands Putin everything he wants whilst simultaneously alienating America from allies (even talking about breaking up NATO!!!). He then tries to plant fake proof (via Guilliani and Ukrainian mobsters with links to Russias mob and Putin himself) that it was Ukraine not Russia who did it. Now think about the utterly inexplicable defence of the indefensible by the entire Republican party in America, just out right refusing to say a bad word about Trump or call him to task on his actions! According to them it’s not suspicious that he has allegations of Russian mob money laundering against him since 1984!, its ok that he ignores all US intelligence in favour of Putins word and advice!, its ok he’s told 13,000+ documented lies to the American since he’s been in office!, its ok that he has utterly ignored the rule of law and American constitution since day 1,an utter betrayal of his oath of office to respect American values and the co equal power of congress to perform checks and balances to make sure he is legit! Its ok that he promised to make tax cuts for the many and instead gave it all to the wealthiest 1%! etc etc etc, there is so much more. Wake up world! My main concern right now is that the range of influential people compromised on Epstein Island is vast. It doesn’t take much …. Epstein Island itself or a fund raiser somewhere, a freebie hotel suite afterwards … a pretty young girl thrown in to the mix after an evening of wining and dining, no doubt made up to look older than she is … suddenly you have a network of politicians, corporate giants, media moguls and intelligence officials who will do exactly what you want because they don’t want the world to know that they molested an under aged girl (or boy!) …Powerful blackmail! Is Bill Barr (Trumps Attorney General) travelling the world right now cashing in on all the vile video evidence of this? He sure as hell covered up the Iran contra scandal and his dad also covered up a huge paedophile ring in the 70’s! Furthermore he totally distorted the facts of the Mueller investigation which when public showed that he dis, he’s trying to do the same with the impeachment probe and ‘Ukraine phone call’ and now travelling the world ‘liasin’ with foreign intelligence for some unknown purpose! Now let me tell you what happens next so you’ll believe me when all of this happens in the next week or two …. Bill Barr returns home from visiting foreign intelligence workers all over the world … Trump reveals a conspiracy theory of epic proportions blaming Ukraine over Russia and produces evidence provided by global intelligence that confirms it. (all manufactured and provided under threat of exposure of Epsteins videos!) Probably he will also fabricate evidence that those investigating him in USA are also somehow involved. Its bullshit and because of whistleblowers and the free press this plan has (to an extent) already been revealed and undermined … BUT … like his entire disinformation campaign it muddies the waters. Those that aren’t paying attention buy in to it. Those that are still getting flooded by lies on social media see only what the master plan wants them to see! It undermines the credibility of all the legitimate evidence against Trumps wrong doing and impeachment probe / Mueller report. And … and this is genuinely So close to happening already … if it looks like he will get impeached for sure then he will attempt to maintain power by calling on his army of disinformed followers and right wing nuts to take to the streets claiming ‘coup!’ It will happen! No American patriot who wants to ‘make America great again’ would do this or any of the other things he has done …. but mark my words … he will do it! As for us here in the UK … stop being shocked by WHAT is happening … the Tories behaviour, Boris Johnsons lack of respect for the law, by the BREXIT issue and the social media war that divides us …. start seeing WHY it is all happening! Russia Russia Russia. As Nancy Pelosi said to Trumps face in a White House meeting just a few days ago … ‘All roads with you lead to Putin’. Just stop and think about that for a second … in a White House meeting, recorded and made public .. the speaker of the house told the President of the Untied states that his actions are those of Putin! Worried yet? The world needs to be! Here’s a final scary food for thought … On the sly Trump just arranged to have Russian Intelligence coordinate with America intelligence on ‘cyber security’.!!!! Something he has tried to keep very quiet. Why would he let Russian intelligence in to American secrets and techniques when it has already been proven that they not only influenced the American election but are (in Muellers own words) still attacking America through social media campaigns at this very second while I sit here’. There is only one explanation …. Trump is a Russian asset and many others are also compromised. WAKE UP PEOPLE. The internet is our only tool … the power of the free press and free speech is out only weapon! Those things are being taken away from us in plain sight! This isn’t about BREXIT or Democrats vs Republicans .. those are just the issues set to divide us by Russia grand plan! Why are we fighting amongst ourselves?!!?!? Its NOT because of BREXIT … its because of the divisive information spoon fed to us that we lap up and act on. The people of America and UK need to unite and realise .. and they need to do it bloody fast! It American democracy falls … all democracy globally will follow. Truly dark and cruel times follow. This is NOT a conspiracy theory this is what is happening. I implore you all to start paying attention to what is happening in America and note the similarities and clear link between the two. It really is VERY obvious!

    • Mervyn Stephens | October 21, 2019 at 11:06 AM | Reply

      Trump: Billionaire I am not
      Trump: intelligent I am not
      Trump: A President I am not

    • @Gooey 911
      Thank the lord baby Jesus that people/bots like you go out of your way and warn the rest of us how wrong we are for not putting all our egg’s into the *FOX HANNITY OPINIONATED NEWS NETWORK.*
      Everyone follow me, we shouldn’t think for ourselves when we should allow *FOX SPEWS* that honor!

    • @William H 👈Just suffers!

  11. Investigator: so what crimes have been committed?
    Mulvaney: We do it all the time get over it!
    Investigator: …and what crimes are you admitting to?
    Drunk Guiliani: Yes

    • @nunya business inquiry not impeachment dumbass

    • @Jonny Sevent shiffs words paraphrasing the transcript “I want you to MAKE UP dirt on my political opponent….lots of it”
      he fucking lied about what was in the transcript…just because CNN doesn’t tell you idiots, doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. It’s on video.
      Shiff also claimed he had “undeniable evidence of collusion”
      Also a lie….because he is a liar..

    • Brittany S : Your own, “Government,” is telling you that your Constitution is, “Unconstitutional.” What more do we NEED? Trump IS the, “Coup.” Who doesn’t KNOW that? Especially after what he just did for Putin in Syria? . . . Smh

  12. You’re under arrest. Get over it.

  13. Mulvaney: ” For the record, you didn’t hear me say, what you heard me say. I hope I’ve made myself clear.”

  14. Thats not funny | October 20, 2019 at 4:53 PM | Reply

    It’s all about Trump trying to remove sanctions on Russia. I think the media should make that clearer for people just getting into watching politics because of the impeachment inquiry.

    • @Miles Dyson Do you need more reasons.

    • lewis forsythe | October 21, 2019 at 11:13 AM | Reply

      R u serious… I hope you’re aware of what CNN is… It’s nothing but propaganda for the gullible and weak minded. They do exactly what they are told by their Overlord Zucker. Aren’t you not aware of this?.. or are you blind and brainwashed?

    • lewis forsythe | October 21, 2019 at 11:17 AM | Reply

      @Bob Loblaw you’re so triggered, Do you actually believe what CNN is telling you? The lefts hate is blinding them. You’re on the losing team, but you’re too angry and gullible to see it.

    • Robert Clawson | October 21, 2019 at 12:07 PM | Reply

      If you are still blaming Russia, then you never learned it was Clinton who cost herself the election by isolating Sanders. Clinton split the Democratic Party. Sanders’ Social Democratic voters did not vote for Clinton in Democratic states. Stop making excuses for Clinton. Prosecute Clinton and the misconduct by FBI Directors. Once that cancer is addressed then the US can believe in justice for all. Democratic fascism has to end.

  15. This lie is complicated. Let the liars explain it to you.

  16. nebulous stargate | October 20, 2019 at 6:20 PM | Reply

    The best part is how he tried to blame the media for reporting on something that he said on live tv🤣

    • @Streeknine Suck on a liberal root you straw grasping orange turd

    • @sixstringman you cant pretend a crime clown. No matter how much you believe it. It’s why the bidens have no friends in jail and trumps own FBI is arresting ghouliani and friends.

    • After watching the Mulvaney press conference is pretty clear the media did its best to misinterpret what Mulvaney said. The Democrats do not have a legal leg to stand on since the president is perfectly within his legal purview word for leader of a country to investigate government corruption between the two countries.

  17. “I thought the reporter was asking about our fishing rights treaty with Ukraine, and said ‘squid pro cod’.”

  18. It’s like when you’re on a jury and the judge tells you to ignore what you just heard.

    • STOP ABORTING BABIES START ABORTING LIBERALS | October 21, 2019 at 1:34 AM | Reply

      *You mean like how you Democrats literally IGNORE Biden actually BRAGGING about his quid pro quo and act like Mulvaney is the one that actually did it?*

    • And, Trump is, “furious,” even though it was HIS idea to try this? When your, “government,” is calling your Constitution, “Unconstitutional,” does anyone NEED more clues?

    • STOP ABORTING TRUTH: Your shouting makes Normals ignore you, son 😉

    • 0 0 dream on loser

    • @STOP ABORTING BABIES START ABORTING LIBERALS Who cares about stupid Biden? It’s Trump who’s President and requires impeachment and criminal prosecution.

  19. subscribe please | October 20, 2019 at 8:33 PM | Reply

    Cop: did u murder the guy
    Me: yea i did. What we gonna do bout it. He dead already. Get over it

    • William Kallemeyn | October 20, 2019 at 10:46 PM | Reply

      “we do it all the time”

    • No collusion….get over it..

    • Ari Onassis-Sugen | October 21, 2019 at 2:06 AM | Reply

      Report: Ukraine whistleblower has ties to Rep. Schiff’s staffers….was fired from the white house as being untrustworthy..

      democrat..Ukraine specialist …CIA operative d. .. and angry towards President Trump.. .

    • Interacting With Illiterates | October 21, 2019 at 4:21 AM | Reply

      @Ari Onassis-Sugen Hello.

    • Ari Onassis-Sugen | October 21, 2019 at 11:04 AM | Reply

      @Interacting With Illiterates oh lame.. enjoy..

      Ari Onassis-Sugen

      8 hours ago

      Report: Ukraine whistleblower has ties to Rep. Schiff’s staffers….was fired from the white house as being untrustworthy..

      democrat..Ukraine specialist …CIA operative d. .. and angry towards President Trump.. .

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