‘Presidents Are Not Kings’: Judge Rules Former White House Counsel To Testify – Day That Was | MSNBC

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A federal judge ruled late Monday that former White House Counsel Don McGahn must obey a subpoena and testify before Congress, despite the White House’s claim of “absolute immunity,” which Federal Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson wrote “simply does not exist.” Jackson added that McGahn retains the ability to "invoke executive privilege where appropriate." In the 120-page ruling, Judge Jackson strongly rebuked the president, writing that “"The primary takeaway from the past 250 years of recorded American history is that Presidents are not kings.” Judge Jackson also compared the Department of Justice’s argument of “immunity” to a line from George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’: “All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.” Aired on 11/25/19.
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'Presidents Are Not Kings': Judge Rules Former White House Counsel To Testify – Day That Was | MSNBC

76 Comments on "‘Presidents Are Not Kings’: Judge Rules Former White House Counsel To Testify – Day That Was | MSNBC"


    • @Michael Wilson Those are just your opinions. If you can’t list facts, crawl back in your parent’s basement.

    • @Mayan Ruins Trump crimes??? Name them and your widdy feelings don’t count. None of the so called witnesses could name them…..only hearsay and that does not hold up in any court of law. You must be a Soviet.

  2. Nicholas Mueller | November 26, 2019 at 9:24 AM | Reply

    Senators are not nobles clown

    • Jordan Valencia | November 26, 2019 at 10:55 AM | Reply

      Senators are meant to be the ruling class as stated in Locke’s theory of a more perfect government who stated that a more perfect government requires a governing house to represent the people(The House), a Ruling Class(The Senate) and a Leader(The President) but that this government must be on a plate in a delicate balance atop of a Pyramid so one side can not have more power and privilege than the others.

    • Some are clowns that’s for sure.

  3. Neal Katyal – words matter! It’s a win for the average citizen, democracy and the rule of law. NOT Nancy!

    • Vengeful Revenge of the blue November | November 26, 2019 at 6:58 PM | Reply

      @Seth Bishop
      Odd doesn’t that answer usually come with some kind of explanation?

    • @Vengeful Revenge of the blue November Wrong!

      (No you didn’t watch the video before posting, you’re burnt).

    • Vengeful Revenge of the blue November | November 26, 2019 at 9:57 PM | Reply

      @Seth Bishop
      Really? Burnt huh?
      You sure you’re not just upset cuz I found a way around your b*******.

      Hey Seth,
      If you have a point to make about the video then by all means my brother make it. Or do me a favor… Shut the f*** up. Please.

    • Vengeful Revenge of the blue November | November 26, 2019 at 10:06 PM | Reply

      @Seth Bishop

      The whole video containing minor element details as they may be… States the same thing that every other broadcast network has stated.

      You know Seth it’s not difficult to find the same data from a different source and watch it there
      I’m curious does this b******* ever actually work?

      Well obviously, Captain Doof is in the white house after all… You always have that for a bright shining moment. But how long did you expect this driving in circles thing to really hold up?

      Now if you don’t mind bro, I have some new media clips to start looking into as there’s going to be some new hearing testimony…
      Chow Seth

    • @Vengeful Revenge of the blue November yeah, but you’re not going to watch them all they way to the end and then make a stupid comment one somebody else’s stupid comment.

      And dont bother with impeachment, it won’t make it pass the Senate. Also if it did he would still be eligible to run in 2020, so have fun with president Pence for a year.

  4. L.t. General Tom Mclnerney: “The D.O.J. investigating democrats top leaders for espionage”

    • And the IG report comes out, Democrats heads will roll.

    • Justice is within our reach now, Patriots rejoice🇺🇸

    • Matthew Huszarik | November 26, 2019 at 11:53 AM | Reply

      Aaron Weiser Sorry it already came out and like all Republican investigations except for minor paperwork issues and a lack of professionalism nothing else was found. No bias against Trump and no violations of regulations or laws. To bad for you I know you had your hopes up, but you should be getting used to Republican’s utter failure at following through on anything.

  5. 1:25 anyone hear weird background music?

    • Toy Dubz You noticed it. Others may not. Some people get a rash from Poison Ivy, others don’t.

    • Mike McGarrity are you saying we live in a world controlled by our government 🤔🤔🤔🤔, they make us think and feel a certain way while letting us believe that we are in control but in reality we’re not

    • Yea they are trying to scare you. It’s a form of subconscious insinuation

    • Mike McGarrity | November 26, 2019 at 1:21 PM | Reply

      right? – No, as compared to 1900 through now, Government appears to have lost much control. I believe we are at Peak Government now in terms of resource expenditures relative to outcome of the expenditures. The System is rapidly losing Institutional Power due to a lack of Credibility of many former participants. Government is maladaptive.

  6. Talk about those career politicians in congress that have “served” for as long as I’ve been alive… Who writes laws that benefit them over time and their special interest groups…???

    • Julien Martinez | November 26, 2019 at 1:20 PM | Reply

      @Better Days there is no conversation to be had you assume you know more than everybody. Numb nuts is a figure of speech doesn’t mean you have testicles 😑😑 forgot i had to break it down for you

    • U.S.S. Scambalam | November 26, 2019 at 1:31 PM | Reply

      ​ @ *Andrew Schnatter* It’s cute how you Hillary pizza-parlor-pedo conspiracy theorists always try to convince everyone that Maddow is the nut.

    • U.S.S. Scambalam | November 26, 2019 at 1:33 PM | Reply

      ​ @ *Julien Martinez* Lame self-defense.

    • @Pete 913 The question is whether term limits would refocus an elected officials decisions to the greater good rather than paying back their donors. No, that is not the solution. First, the source of all funding needs to be transparent. Second, all foreign sources need to be prohibited. I am open to more ideas to disconnect corporate financial interests from the election process.

  7. Of course not, that’s why we have term limits.

  8. The DOJ is scarily corrupt. I hope this nightmare ends sooner rather than later 🙁

    • Bill Randleman so what you’re saying is that republicans are not capable of telling the truth even under oath?

    • Barr will appeal and then one of the SCOTUS’s Trump appointee will overturn it.. Watch.. I mean might as well throw away the law at this point, Trump stacked so much of the court system that he’s getting away with everything.

    • Nossgrr the Supreme Court isn’t going to rule in Trump’s favor against Congress. His arguments are so bad that the SCOTUS won’t even take his cases.

    • Return Of the Mac | November 26, 2019 at 3:39 PM | Reply

      “Fluke” is just one letter away from “Flake”. 😉

    • Return Of the Mac I think that’s just a………. _fluke_

  9. Trump never met him, doesn’t even know him, where’s the bus.

  10. #RhymingOverBeats | November 26, 2019 at 10:15 AM | Reply

    Tuesday, November 3 2020.



  12. ok the michael myers music in the background is a bit extra

  13. Steven Tarsitano | November 26, 2019 at 10:41 AM | Reply

    being the president is a job. if you’re not good at it you should be fired

  14. Once the rule of law breaks down, civil unrest will commence.

  15. Term limits should be installed in our Constitution

  16. There is 0 reason for a president to have any executive privilege to hide conversations from congress

    • Matthew Huszarik | November 26, 2019 at 1:36 PM | Reply

      Victor Barnes Sorry McGahn isn’t Trump’s lawyer he is the White House chief counsel. Two very different things. Second in a conspiracy to commit a crime privilege is invalid the crime was Obstruction of Justice. Finally the White House and McGahn already waived privilege by talking to Mueller. Once you wave privilege you can’t get it back.

    • Only when he’s a crook and a liar.

    • Well conversations between world leaders can be hidden, all presidents get this privilege if you like them or not. If we dont like it then we can vote or contact our local representatives.

    • Matthew Huszarik | November 26, 2019 at 5:27 PM | Reply

      Seth Bishop They still should be reviewable by Congress, anything that is sensitive can be reviewed in closed Congressional hearings, but I see no reason that the President should be able to keep any government business from Congress.

    • @Matthew Huszarik Wrong.

  17. Frank Winkhorst | November 26, 2019 at 11:31 AM | Reply

    Every time the wingnuts lose a major case, their stooges come out in full force and pretend they really won. Their bubble just keeps getting cloudier.

    • 100% agree, they’re looking like a fool everytime they fail on damaging trump presidency

    • they will have a difficult time with this one

    • That’s why they add spooky soundtracks to try to make you FEEL a certain timidness. These bigots can’t control me with their bogus narrative. It’s paper thin. Just hold it to the light!

    • @john norris you all are funny. This isn’t a win for either side. It’s a step in the process. Next up, emergency injunction. Then onto the appeals court. A loss there then either side can appeal to the Supreme Court if they have a legal reason to appeal it. Then only after the Supreme Court either refuses to hear the case, or decides the case can anyone declare a win. So enjoy Christmas and we’ll see how it plays out sometime next year

    • @camjamsdad you’re wrong.

  18. This will be appealed and fail, we have separation of powers.

    • Obviously you want a King – we are a country of laws and that is why we have a constitution in place – this is not Hitler country and the rest of us don’t care if you want to worship your King but we are grateful for our laws to protect s from tyrants like Criminal Trump and the lot.

    • @H West-Belle what I want is irrelevant, the litigation will fail.

    • @Michael Peden lol they can’t argue with you so they gotta make things about about you…

    • @H West-Belle you’re so delusional. Without consequences.

  19. MSNBC, if you are listening, this was a good compilation. You need to do more stuff like this.

  20. The.Salty.Sarlacc | November 26, 2019 at 12:58 PM | Reply

    Their final defense going to be “God told me to.”

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