Republican Impeachment Defense A String Of Bad Faith Complaints | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Republican Impeachment Defense A String Of Bad Faith Complaints | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1


Rachel Maddow runs through the series of process complaints Republicans have made against the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry that have each been exposed for their bad faith as they've been satisfied over time, only to produce new bad faith complaints. Aired on 12/6/19.
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Republican Impeachment Defense A String Of Bad Faith Complaints | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

55 Comments on "Republican Impeachment Defense A String Of Bad Faith Complaints | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. And Dems were following the Rules established by Republicans during Bengazi, so Republicans were actually complaining about the rules they wrote themselves. Also, the closed-door hearings were the initial investigation part of the process, similar to the special counsel investigation in Clinton or Nixon’s Impeachment (or equivalent to a Grand Jury investigation, both of which are always private.) And although Republicans pretended that they were being shut out of the closed-door investigations, Republicans on the closed-door committees WERE allowed access to the SCIP & were allowed to participate in questioning the witnesses. Nunes’ stunt to storm the SCIF was a bogus fraud.

    • thunder wolf blah blah blah

    • @Michael Beelby guess what ,you don’t have a clue, what Schiff did behind closed doors violated every law there is. And seeing how much you are against president Trump tells me two things, your a drug dealer or your involved in curruption your self. So before you comment, know there are a lot of us who actually follow up on the laws. So take your ,your stupid BS and go back in your safe space. Your not as smart as you think you are.

    • @thunder wolf LOL I don’t even think you are dumb enough to believe your own BS. I am pretty sure you are just a Troll. Even FoxNews Judge Napolitano confirmed that “the Rules Republicans are complaining about were written when the GOP controlled Congress in 2015.” (It’s called Google – learn to use it) He goes on to explain (to the dumbfounded Fox & Friends stooges) that the initial depositions are ALWAYS done in PRIVATE during the investigation stage by law enforcement. (similar to the Grand Jury stage.) Public testimony & trials come later. AND that ALL REPUBLICANS ON THE 3 INVESTIGATING COMMITTEES were allowed admittance to the SCIF & allowed to participate in the depositions. (ALL YOU HAD TO DO WAS READ THE RELEASED TRANSCRIPTS TO SEE THAT THE REPUBLICANS WERE IN THE SCIF TOO, ASKING THEIR QUESTIONS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS – but you are either too stupid to read or too much of a Troll to be bothered.) Odds are you are not even American. GTFO Troll

    • Michael Beelby | December 7, 2019 at 1:59 PM | Reply

      @thunder wolf LMAO…..So tell everyone all the ‘laws violated behind closed doors’. Why is it you halfwits think you know everything, yet can provide no facts or substance to back your bs up? BTW it would be ‘corruption’ not ‘curruption’…Perhaps while you’re policing the laws in the halls of Congress you take a little time to look into how to spell as well?
      It is interesting how you seem to think you know everything, yet courts that have looked into this have not come down in your favor…Do you know more than the courts and those that argued the cases? Do you know that the ‘rules’ used by the House were put in place by John Boehner and the GOP majority of the time? Are you saying that those rules were against the law? Odd that you would be fine with it until they are used against your mango man….but I guess that’s what willfully ignorant, blind, slavish loyalty looks like.
      Please try harder….You’re an utter disappointment thus far…But I suppose you are probably used to that by now.

  2. Why did Matt Gaetz blow into the microphone so hard? He mistook it for a breathalyzer.

  3. The White House wants to “get back to business.” Let us be clear, the business to which the White House wants to get back is the business of corruption, criminality, and betrayal.

    • @Sask Sun seekers
      Yeah, I often tell these types that I hope that they are getting paid because, if they actually think like this on their own, that’s just sad.

    • Crystal Giddens | December 7, 2019 at 1:45 PM | Reply

      @Sask Sun seekers SHOCK: RUTH BADER GINSBURG Blocks Democrats From Obtaining President Trump’s Tax Records

    • Crystal Giddens
      She didn’t “block” the House, she put a temporary hold on bringing it before the full Court because Trump’s lawyers requested a delay, and her colleagues and herself have a full docket. It’s expected to be heard by Dec. 13th. More misinformation from you.

    • salvador sierra | December 7, 2019 at 6:08 PM | Reply

      ruth depew
      When I was told by a republican that this country was going to be run Like privet Corp owned by Trump
      He was write but for he’s own personal benefit , not for the country
      This country know is Trump’s Family business ,

    • Henri Jean Baptiste | December 7, 2019 at 8:44 PM | Reply

      @Crystal Giddens Really you’re back at this again??? Guys don’t bother responding to her, all she does is spout conspiracy theories and when you call her out she just tells YOU to find HER source than stops responding.

  4. My grand-daughter told me 🇷🇺President Trump🇷🇺 acts like “Dennis The Menace” runnin’ around with a BIC! 🇷🇺 flag of Russia

  5. When you can’t attack an argument, attack the process. Well, they’re group shanking the process. Now what?

    • Charles Griffin | December 7, 2019 at 7:53 AM | Reply

      Republicans tire themselves out, attempting to shank an ever-growing ball of justice. Their lies and vitriol adding to it’s girth. Eventually it will become so large as to roll over them, silencing their disingenuous protests to a political process they themselves drafted.

    • Mary Rose Kent | December 7, 2019 at 8:53 AM | Reply

      Charles Griffin
      Very eloquently stated.

  6. “You have done everything we wanted. That is unfair, because now we have nothing to complain about. Which is our new complaint: we have nothing to object to!”

    • LOL
      The sky is blue, said the Dems.
      But the Dear Leader Cadet Bone Spurs said it’s actually Orange.

      Ergo fake news.
      The sky is now Orange.

    • Sask Sun seekers | December 7, 2019 at 1:23 PM | Reply

      @MVVpro…yep totally…but it’s still not fair…it’s not fair because the president being impeached is a REPUBLICAN!!! You see if it was a democrat he would have already been impeached…

    • Johnny B Perkins | December 7, 2019 at 6:07 PM | Reply

      @Sask Sun seekers No way, you mean we republicans are having trouble with impeachment rules that we made? Lets first agree that since no Trump supporter will cooperate then Trump should be absolved. And apologized to for being tricked into that confession, hello entrapment. That’s how Fox & Friends see things and so do we. Unless of course someone like Obama tried this kind of crap, we’d of lynched him for no tax returns.

  7. The Republican’s idea a winning is just taking the ball and going home.

    • AlphaNet Telecommunications | December 7, 2019 at 5:48 AM | Reply

      cause you want to impeach sports

    • @Jim Mauch Yep, they got all indignant because their captain was caught out not playing by the rules (the Constitution) and they have no actual defense. LOL They don’t like having to play by the rules.

    • Michael Beelby | December 7, 2019 at 12:42 PM | Reply

      Actually their idea of ‘winning’ is to schedule the game but if any of the opposing team shows up ready to play, then they throw a tantrum, take their ball, go home to hide and flood twitter with messages about how they won. Their ‘wins’ are just like their bad faith defenses of Spanky, based entirely in a fantasy world that ignores reality. And they are immensely proud of it, which shows what sad sacks of garbage they are.

  8. Let’s be real: That is a VERY large signature. It’s like he’s shouting.

    • CommaCam or overcompensating…

    • Trump has thrown out traditional ink pens and now everyone has to use sharpies.

    • This smells like the two Dr reports Trump bribed his doctors to submit. The first Dr report even used the word “positive” incorrectly (in medical terms “Positive” is bad not good.) It was obvious that trump dictated those letters, just like this letter does not read like any letter a “real” lawyer would have ever written. Even the Sharpie signature appears to have been forged by Trump.

    • Like Trump signed it for him.

    • Looks like the same pen used to retroactively include Alabama in the path of our last hurricane

  9. Republicans are running out of field to move the goal posts.

  10. Looks to me every signature coming out of WH was done with a ‘sharpie’…

  11. Is there any truth to the rumer that the incumbents asked the first lady, ” would you be surprised if I got up and kissed you,” she said I’d be surprised if you got up.”

  12. Annetta Talsma | December 7, 2019 at 7:31 AM | Reply

    It odd that it looks like the President forged Otis big like he signs his name

  13. They’re criminals and they have no defense of the facts of the case.

  14. If we could only know who has actually written this letter…

  15. Blindspot Spotter | December 7, 2019 at 9:00 AM | Reply

    That signature looks like one of my 6th grade practice signatures when trying to sign my mother’s name to an excused school absence note.

  16. The president is invoking his Fifth Amendment right to not further incriminate himself by keeping silent. What else would you expect from a draft dodging coward who is afraid of a powerful older woman like Nancy Pelosi?

  17. The Republicans cannot take YES for an answer.

  18. Never again ask what “really” happened in 1930s Germany.

    • It’s easy for people to look back and think, how could that ever happen? But here we have Russia taking over parts of Ukraine by military force with no consequences and Trump doing “whatever he wants” in his own words while Republicans in congress think they can let it slide and maintain control over the ugly monster they’ve created in the party. They lesson from history is they won’t.

    • @ScienceBitch
      trump supporters are already primed and ready for evil deeds of you haven’t noticed. Too many of them believe America isn’t great and can’t be great because democrats and immigrants exists.

  19. The letter is screaming, “Supreme Court help me, pleeeease!”

  20. Does anyone else wish Chris Hayes would stop saying “below me” at the end of these videos?

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