One More Crime? Trump’s GA Call May Be An Unpardonable Felony | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

One More Crime? Trump’s GA Call May Be An Unpardonable Felony | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC 1


In an instantly-infamous call, Pres. Trump demanded Georgia election officials take action to reverse his election loss to Biden in the state, urging them to “find” new votes. MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber breaks down the political and ethical debate surrounding the call, why a federal pardon won't help Trump in Georgia, and what Trump’s possible defenses could be. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. ). Aired on 1/4/2021.
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One More Crime? Trump’s GA Call May Be An Unpardonable Felony | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

87 Comments on "One More Crime? Trump’s GA Call May Be An Unpardonable Felony | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC"

  1. Thomas Spencer | January 4, 2021 at 9:05 PM | Reply

    Keeping up his streak for worst president ever.

    • How is it possible a man as intellectually limited as Trump made it this far???

    • Bijan Mehrpour | January 5, 2021 at 2:06 AM | Reply

      ​@James Ryan It might be funny, but it’s the truth. He is, and will remain the ‘best game in town’ for the GOP — and since his “Trump brand” is as good as dead now; ‘politics’ is all that he has left to do in life. Therefore, you can bet your life that he will be running again in 2024…and he might just win. It all depends how the next 4 years turn-out for Biden and Harris. No-one knows what the future holds, but if he’s breathing — have no doubt that he will be seeking the office again, just because he can — especially with his ‘huge base’ of devout followers; which is much larger than any other politician (both Democrat or Republican) in the country. That’s an undeniable fact.

    • Bypass Security | January 5, 2021 at 2:08 AM | Reply

      Thomas are you ignorant? Obama was the worse president in history.

    • Bijan Mehrpour | January 5, 2021 at 2:17 AM | Reply

      @b52gf16c It’s all how you see yourself… He might be, like you said, “intellectually limited”, which I agree with you 100% – but he doesn’t think so. He thinks of himself as the smartest man who has ever walked this earth…and as the saying goes, ‘you are what you think you are.’ That’s where his confidence comes from.

    • Anandan Kannoosamy | January 5, 2021 at 3:59 AM | Reply

      @Paul Bullinger THE BEST-WORST PRESIDENT OF ALL TIME!! Don’t trust anything the Orageness says…

  2. Wandering Questions | January 4, 2021 at 9:12 PM | Reply

    Trump has sealed his place in history.

  3. Progressive Humanist | January 4, 2021 at 9:17 PM | Reply

    No, 45*, the real people of this great democracy are not angry, they are euphoric that you and the unAmerican GOP will soon be out of power.

  4. Trump did the crime.
    Trump needs to do the time.
    GOP is a criminal organization.

    • It’s a SHAMEEEEE!

    • Hassam Capery | January 5, 2021 at 3:53 AM | Reply


    • @orangetruckman No , its an old saying , What it basicaly means is tou should play by the rules and it does not matter if you win or lose . Its a bit like the saying ”its the taking part that counts ”

    • @Shawn Mendenall Exactly right , what happened to education io wonder

    • @陳J I read very little of your veeeeeeery long comment but one thing did stand out to me and that was the part about Gerald Crabtree and his findings about people becoming dumber . Its very true , people have lost the ability to think for themslves on a lot of issues , if they had not lost that ability there would not be this situation with Trump , he would never have been elected

  5. Cynthia Hawkins | January 4, 2021 at 9:48 PM | Reply

    He ABSOLUTELY broke the law. He ‘encouraged’ and solicited others in trying to get them to commit election fraud.

  6. Michael Hoerig | January 4, 2021 at 9:48 PM | Reply

    He’s committed so many ‘unpardonable’ felonies already. It would be nice if he were finally held to account for his crimes.

    • Smileyrie.yeppoon | January 5, 2021 at 12:50 AM | Reply

      Thoroughly agree! And not just be fined either, but actually arrested, arraigned, refused bail & be sent to prison.

  7. He finally talked himself right into a felony

    • surely you joke, mein failüre | January 4, 2021 at 11:37 PM | Reply

      This is just the stuff we know about, which is probably a very small slice of the pie. How many other states did he try to get to change the election results? How many other countries besides Ukraine did he call to try to get them to make up dirt on Biden? Remember that secret server with all the hidden transcripts?

    • Awelewa Cureton | January 5, 2021 at 12:08 AM | Reply

      Right! He never stops his aimless ranting. 😂

  8. Finally! The voter fraud that Trump was claiming existed! It’s him.

  9. If Georgia revealed this, imagine what states he’s lost where the GOP governor didn’t report his crimes.

    • Red Roy, it be interesting to see the results of a recount in states where he won. I’m starting to think there’s no way over 70 million people voted for him.🤔

    • That’s why I’ve never believe he had 70+ voters, don’t forget he told his supporters
      to vote twice and you know those Trump supporters they do everything he says.

    • @Dahlia I witnessed what I believed to be an attempted voter fraud instance.

      I was at my local Precinct. Two men with Trump 2020 hats were standing in front of the poll workers, demanding to receive a ballot without having any ID.

      However my state does not allow one to vote without ID, so though they held up what was a short line for about 10 minutes they were refused a ballot until they could produce some form of state identification.

      They were the only two with trump hats there. And they were the only two without IDs.

    • surely you joke, mein failüre | January 4, 2021 at 11:35 PM | Reply

      @Red Roy Well, they heard [from Trump, of course] that some people just walk around the block, change clothes, and vote again without showing any ID.

    • hugh g rection | January 4, 2021 at 11:53 PM | Reply

      I bet there are more. They just won’t turn him in or record it if they are republican.

  10. helanna andres | January 4, 2021 at 10:02 PM | Reply

    Georgia votes have been counted 3 separate times. Trump is asking the election officials to knowingly break the law. That’s a crime.

  11. David A. Graham writes, was “eerily reminiscent” of the Ukraine phone call at the center of those proceedings. Back then, critics warned that, if not removed, Trump would do it again.

    • Back then they couldn’t touch him because of the senate, that’s why we need the two democrats in the senate, it will wipe the smug grin off old turtle face..Otherwise moscow mitch has said he will block any bill they try to pass,just like he did against Obama.

  12. Trump: “I don’t know Brad Raffensperger, never heard of him.”

  13. Trump base : “Stop the steal !!”
    Trump: “Not when I’m doing the stealing” …

  14. He needs to be tried on this matter in GA and federal courts.

    • barbara Walker | January 5, 2021 at 12:26 AM | Reply

      Yes he does

    • Yes, Trump should be tried in Georgia for obviously breaking Georgia law. However, there are too many Georgia Republicans in office & it is unlikely Trump would be charged & convicted, no matter how serious the crime & how strong the evidence.

  15. He doesn’t even see the irony of complaining about “election fraud” while committing election fraud.

  16. Trump: That phone call was perfect. Just like my Ukraine call. Perfect.

  17. This “president” has been allowed to stomp on democracy long enough. He should have been removed years ago.

    • The End of this Nightmare is Nigh…The Orange Stain will remain forever

    • Absolutely!

    • He should have never had a first term. Losing the popular vote by 3.5 million in 2016. The Electoral College and our elected officials are put in Office to do the will of the people, majority rules. 81 million to 75 million… that is the will of the people…and should be protected as a fundamental right, not with anyone as a designated elector who can ignore the will of the people. It’s happened 3 times since 2000. Bush, Trump twice now. It needs abolished, or who knows…anyone for a President Ivanka? Not me…unless it’s the will of our people. As Nancy Reagan said, “just say no.”

    • Chris Scrogum | January 5, 2021 at 4:29 AM | Reply

      It is an profound national shame that he was not removed merely on the basis of his documented cheating domestically (violations of election laws) and colluding internationally (primarily Russia) in order to steal the election of 2016 — let alone the dozens of other heinous and damaging things his administration has gone on to do!

  18. Any of us caught doing this would have been in jail yesterday.

  19. He’s busy golfing, tweeting lies & committing fraud, while Americans
    Are dying.

  20. Kevin White's Time Is Life | January 4, 2021 at 11:48 PM | Reply

    Trump said he was going to “Drain The Swamp.” HE is the SWAMP!

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