Rep. Adam Schiff: Trump Defense Forced To Fall Back On ‘So What?’ | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Rep. Adam Schiff, a House impeachment manager, talks with Rachel Maddow about the prospects for witnesses being allowed in the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump, and how the House manager team is preparing for questions from senators. Aired on 1/28/2020.
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Rep. Adam Schiff: Trump Defense Forced To Fall Back On 'So What?' | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

67 Comments on "Rep. Adam Schiff: Trump Defense Forced To Fall Back On ‘So What?’ | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Trump is guilty. Everyone knows it. End this farce.

  2. USA – The World is looking on at your democracy. A trial with no testimonies or witnesses is a very dangerous precedent!

    • Every trial Trump has been in throughout his life, even those he himself started, if they’ve ended up with witnesses and evidence, they have been a disaster for him because they have always ruled against him.

      So of course we can understand why Trump is deathly afraid of witnesses and evidence in this trial.

      The only cases Trump has ever won in courts are those where he has financially had more money than his opponent (whether he sued them or they sued him) and he has exhausted them financially in the court process that they gave up and threw the towel in to not be bankrupted by further litigation. These gave Trump his legal “wins” not based on legal merit, but based on the deepest pocket.

      Luckily for the American people, this is one trial which is being conducted by congressional prosecutors, by and for the American people, and they have the pockets of the US government to prevent Trump dragging it out to exhaustion.

    • @Cody Rey What about Trumps threat of executive privilege on ALL witnesses during the Impeachment investigation, did you not understand? A wise man once told me, “No one knows a person’s true intellect, until that person opens their mouth (or comment in this instance). I have a question for you❗ Why are you so concerned about witness statements so much to where you have to show your disappointment about a fair and PROPER trial if you wasn’t concerned about your corrupt and criminal minded president being guilty❓

    • Meeca Lyke Obama exercised Executive Privilege 9 times. So you concede that Obama was corrupt?

    • pittarak1 Articles of Impeachment that do not include any crime also sets a very dangerous precedent.

    • @Rod incorrect.

  3. Progressive Humanist | January 29, 2020 at 1:19 AM | Reply

    It’s deeply disturbing that our democracy is so damaged that some intellectually and psychologically incompetent career criminal who openly hates everything the US stands for like 45* could ever get near any public office, and it’s alarming that he has not been removed yet.
    Whatever happens with 45*/the current GOP, unless major changes are made to strengthen our democratic institutions, US democracy will die within less than a generation…it’s been on a steady decline since the 70’s thanks mostly to the radical far right GOP.

    • @Professor Moriarty the majority isn’t. But a lot are undereducated, hence the extreme gullibility.

    • @Professor Moriarty No one claims Trump is incompetent at screwing the country – he’s exceptional in that regard. But, that’s the same quality that makes him incompetent at running the country.

    • So much virtue signaling. So little facts and substantive argument. What a sad sorry state the left is in.

    • @Inde nmc Please explain precisely how he has screwed the country?

  4. Daniel Duvalle | January 29, 2020 at 1:21 AM | Reply

    Dopey Donny the Deranged Dinky-Dicked Despot-Dunce’s defense depends on delusional drivel and denial of despicable dereliction of duty by desperate dirt-bags.

    • Christina Denham | January 29, 2020 at 7:13 AM | Reply

      Serious note for a sec….gosh ain’t y all tired of us all hating each other over Trump. He is not worth this fight. And what if he stays….oh boy the tweets….lol. Thats when he’ll actually get himself a high crime and misdemeanor that will stick…..threatening somebody 😂
      Ok carry on dammit 😂😂😂

    • Elizabeth Burton | January 29, 2020 at 11:11 AM | Reply

      @Christina Denham nah , the hate us over! Time to just shut the gop DOWN ! BLUE WAVE A COMIN !

    • Zair Morningstar | January 29, 2020 at 11:32 AM | Reply

      You supposed to be a Walmart V?

    • Daniel Duvalle funny! A take on he who deals in insulting name calling. You know the thin skinned Trump can’t take it.

  5. So What means guilty as charged in my book!

  6. First of all, my date with your daughter was perfect. And even if it wasn’t, and I indeed assaulted her, that’s not a crime. And even if it were, so what get over it.
    republican logic in a nutshell. 🤔😄😆

    • Ya we must believe her.

    • It’s ok for the Democrats to start investigate Danald trump over a conversation in a bar. The FBI lied to the fisa court 7 times to investigate Danald trump while he was running for president. So why is looking into or opening an investigation into Biden wrong. Everyone has seen the video of Biden talking about exactly what he did. He had the prosecutor fired with in 6 he or he would hold the aid to Ukraine.
      And the Democrats answer to all of that is………so what…🤔🇺🇸✌

    • @Marq LOECSTA It looks like Schifty Schiff was busy with a 13-year-old boy at the Chateau Marmont. Anthony Bordain was three doors down. Funny the boy and Anthony didn’t survive. What do you think about that?

    • What if the daughter lied about the assault?

  7. Of course they’re falling back on “so what”. The facts are against them. Every trial Trump has been in throughout his life, even those he himself started, if they’ve ended up with witnesses and evidence, they have been a disaster for him because they have always ruled against him.

    So of course we can understand why Trump is deathly afraid of witnesses and evidence in this trial.

    The only cases Trump has ever won in courts are those where he has financially had more money than his opponent (whether he sued them or they sued him) and he has exhausted them financially in the court process that they gave up and threw the towel in to not be bankrupted by further litigation. These gave Trump his legal “wins” not based on legal merit, but based on the deepest pocket.

    Luckily for the American people, this is one trial which is being conducted by congressional prosecutors, by and for the American people, and they have the pockets of the US government to prevent Trump dragging it out to exhaustion.

    • D SP These are the facts that will not change.
      1. Ukraine received the aid.
      2. Ukraine did nothing to receive the aid.
      3. Zelinsky has stated numerous times that there was no pressure or linkage to the aid.
      The rest is Bull Schiff smoke and mirrors

    • Rod Allen, these are the facts that will not change.

      1. The battered wife got her half of the marital pool assets upon divorce.
      2. The battered wife is not dead because she was not murdered to prevent her from getting her half.
      3. The battered wife doesn’t want to press charges against the father of her children because of her children.

      Here are facts that also won’t change.

      1. The battered wife got her half of the marital pool assets on divorce because the hit was called off by her abusive husband once he found out someone blew the whistle that they overheard him contracting for her murder.
      2. The battered wife is alive because her abusive husband was caught before the murder hit was completed even though it was arranged and he paid the deposit to the hitman.
      3. The battered wife is stupidly and irrationally putting her kids before her own safety. She thinks she needs her husband to be free to continue working and paying child support since she can’t fend for herself and all her kids if he’s in jail.

      But the prosecutors have all the evidence against the husband, and it’s not up to the wife whether the prosecutors indict her husband. And he’s not being charged with murder. He’s being charged with conspiracy to murder. And she has no say whether he is tried and convicted and sentenced and jailed. Whether she forgives him is irrelevant. She is not the law. If she attempts to misguidedly interfere in the process of justice, then she will be charged herself for her own good and she will be subpoenaed to give evidence against her will.

    • Rod Allen, Zelensky did the wrong thing (gave into Trump’s extortion) for the right reason, to save his country from Russia’s war. And Zelensky is still doing the wrong thing, protecting Trump, for the right reason, to continue to save his country from the Russian war. Zelensky is the battered wife whose husband put out a hit on her, and she thinks she’s doing the right thing by her children to protect the man that would have had her killed.

    • @Rod dummy

  8. I’m waiting for Trump to turn on Republicans in the Senate whenever they fail to block witnesses from testifying. It’s going to be EPIC!!!😂😆

    • Christina Denham | January 29, 2020 at 4:39 AM | Reply

      💯 😂😂😂

    • Kittykitty Katt | January 29, 2020 at 9:27 AM | Reply

      Any Republican who votes to hear John Bolton’s testimony will probably be blown up in a missile strike. After a Trump Twitter tirade calling them every name in the book.

    • Coming soon, from him & Hannity….Watch. Will they succumb to the pressure…I say “Yes” because they are a weak bunch of Cowards.

  9. Good job IMPEACHMENT Manager Chairman Mr. Adam Schiff❗️❗️
    Wellsaid Well Done Sir❗️❗️ 👏👏👍👍

  10. Email your senators over and over and over for docs and witnesses under judiciary.

    • Yes agree we need to hear Biden testify under oath that he didn’t hold aid to Ukraine and he didn’t except any bribes and have his son placed on the board of an corrupt energy company in Ukraine to except a million dollars a year.
      Also we need to have shifft testify under oath to as when did he and his staff meet with the whistle blower.
      Also we need to hear from the whistle blower ( who was not on the call but still managed to file a complaint )
      And who shared classified information ( which has been proven a lie) to the whistle blower?
      Also the ambassador of Ukraine needs to be recalled and asked about the information that she was spreading about trump even before the impeachment hearings.
      Yes we need witnesses.

    • yes ! thank you for posting this. SILENCE IS COMPLICITY. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Attributed to Edmund Burke, including by John F Kennedy in a speech in 1961.Aug 25, 2017. pass it on. (i spend an hour a day on social media between recommending that people don’t just express their opinions randomly but be heard by our ever-vote hungry politicians and then doing the same myself. i feel less helpless and depressed…)

    • Dawn-Marie Langlois | January 29, 2020 at 6:17 PM | Reply

      @Gary Gowan EVANKA with CHINA trade rights JARRED PAID MILLIONS to pay off debt on 666, his whole family are milking American taxpayers MILLIONS EVERY week. Most EXPENSIVE PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY AND MOST CORRUPT PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY

    • @Dawn-Marie Langlois the Trump’s don’t need to steal any money from taxpayers. They have all been set since birth. Whose spouting conspiracy theories these days. You believe that its completely ok for Hillary to pay for the lies the FBI used to lie to the fisa court which lead to Donald Trump being investigated by Muller. But……Biden admits exactly what he did on tv and he can’t be investigated because he’s running for president…Biden dosen’t need any help losing the Democratic nomination.

  11. trumpublicans oscillate between shoveling 🐂💩 and 🐴💩 down the throats of Americans.

  12. Superlative CG | January 29, 2020 at 2:44 AM | Reply

    If human cloning becomes possible, will that make DNA evidence inadmissible in court?

  13. April Jones-Foston | January 29, 2020 at 3:50 AM | Reply

    I thought the goal of the Senate TRIAL is to seek TRUTH.

  14. It’s literally ‘so what’, an attempt to persuade people not to care.

    • manifest Very few are watching this sham. Americans are fed up with the “do-nothing democrats”.

    • @Rod dummy. Hundreds of bills past this year. Sitting on lazy Moscow Mitch’s desk. Hey are you so ignorant?

    • @Rod If you’re going to troll your nonsense, go do it on Fox where people don’t care about the facts. If the recent polls are any indication, 75% of the population DO care, and they want witnesses.

  15. If they have no defence then they are admitting guilt.

  16. For how many years can someone cry wolf! He doesnt trust the voters but wants us to trust him!

  17. she didnt say russia or putin for a single time in this show. rachel you have changed . dont give up with russia and putin.never trump.

  18. “Nah..Nah…Nah” *fingers in ears* is NOT a good defense……

  19. Are we going to let a kid run this country the people have to predict words to him he don’t have any presidential ability so please get this man out of office soon not later but right now

  20. As a Brit who doesn’t really care either way I can’t believe how eloquent this Adam Schiff is….impressive ! The trump side can only oppose technicalities

    • We feel the same way. The Defense team is a Joke and their defense is no defense at all…it’s a Joke because they have nothing.

    • Jonathan Beckham | January 29, 2020 at 9:53 PM | Reply

      You care more than the average American. That is why you guys are probably going to take us over in about a decade.

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