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Pres. Richard Nixon was forced out of office partly because of incriminating statements on secret tapes, while Pres. Trump is now under fire for incriminating statements about his Ukraine plot that me made in public. Renowned presidential historian Michael Beschloss & veteran DC journalist Eleanor Clift discuss the parallels and contrasts in these cases in the context of the current impeachment probe against Trump, plus lessons from the Clinton case. The experts also discuss how Trump’s conduct fits with some of the fears of the Founding Fathers who drafted the impeachment section of the Constitution, in this discussion from an MSNBC special hosted by Ari Melber. Aired on 10/14/19.
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The Nixonian 'Smoking Gun' From Trump Impeachment Probe | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

90 Comments on "The Nixonian ‘Smoking Gun’ From Trump Impeachment Probe | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC"

  1. Hey GOP, here’s your boy. What are you going to do about him?

  2. trump is too narcissist to resign, he will surround himself with hysterical screeching trumpeters claiming fake news…. 🤢

  3. His cultist will tell you that it’s fake news. Even though it came straight from his mouth.

  4. “Republicans are not going to get a spine, their cowardice will just turn in a different direction.” Spot on, Rick Wilson! Impeachment will succeed!

    • @CynAnne1 Crusty Dusty getting a bit rusty and musty, but his clueless hypocrisy was good for a laugh, anyway!

    • @wily wascal Obama and Biden waited till his last 6 months to “liberate” Ukraine. America vice president son ends up in the oil fields 30 days later. Hunter decides to quit after he was caught on Friday 10/11/2019. It’s all there doc😉

    • @CynAnne1 demonrats not a derogatory term. It’s an accurate description. Do you like abortion? Do you like Mexican dope? Do you hate the church and fathers while supporting the LGBTQ community but will shun polygamist like the Mormons and rkelly? Hence, yall Demonrats.

    • @Rat Dusty With Republicans, it’s all about the Whataboutism and projectionism, Doc! That’s a big reason how GOP got here to the low point of the Republican Party. Keep up the good work!

  5. Richard Thomas | October 14, 2019 at 4:56 PM | Reply

    Trump is just like Nixon trying to control the FBI and demanding loyalty in spite of his crooked ways

  6. This isn’t ‘smoking gun’ material, this is ‘speeding bullet’ material.

  7. Last week Donald Trump betrayed the Kurds, he has an impeachment inquiry, a Judge demands 8 years of his taxes, 26 brand new sexual assault allegations in a book.

    And it is only Monday.

  8. fried spaghetti | October 14, 2019 at 5:09 PM | Reply

    “The secret server”, sounds like the source of hamberders..

    • @Scion of Madness Wow straight out of the left wing playbook.. When we can’t debate the point, we attack the messenger. lol weak minded people these days..

    • @Scion of Madness You go ahead and enjoy your brainwashing your clearly gullible enough for it.

    • @Scion of Madness – You vexed Eddie *so* nice, he had to post twice…
      ‘Well played’. 😏

    • Scion of Madness | October 15, 2019 at 5:28 AM | Reply

      @CynAnne1 Wasn’t difficult. Blowhards such as him are easily provoked.

      So convinced they are right, so self-righteous in their cause, they never stop to question their beliefs, their certitude, and are easily made indignant when someone else does.

      Those most deeply in thrall to the Dunning-Kruger effect are the most incendiary when it is suggested that they might be wrong, that they should stop and think.

  9. GOP: party.of Nixon, Joe McCarthy, Trump

    • Government of PUTIN !! 😶

    • 2020: VOTE EVERY REPUBLICAN OUT, from president to dog-catcher.

    • Why did you leave out Reagan and Bush 2?. Reagan was involved with the Iran-Contra, Plus he made a deal with Iranians as a candidate which technically is treason. George Bush lied us into a 3 trillion dollar War. Which isn’t even over yet. And by the way Nixon also back channeled with the North Vietnamese and told them he could give them a better deal if they signed a treaty with Nixon AFTER he was elected than Johnson would. This likely cost Johnson the election And of course Nixon reneged on it after he was re-elected and then started doubling down on the bombing campaigns and prolonged the war another 3 or 4 years killing several thousands more troops. So you see the Republicans have a history of colluding with hostile foreign governments.

    • @O.P. Yates Reagan’s administration – which was equally, if not more corrupt than Nixon’s – made a similar deal with Iran, promising the Ayatollah he’d give them weapons if Iran kept the American hostages until after the next election. And that’s exactly what happened. Reagan committed treason and cost Jimmy Carter the election in one fell swoop.

  10. Why is this lunatic still in office? Why? His list of infractions is becoming endless! It is impossible to express in words the urgency of removing this corrupt, vile, traitorous, narcissistic sociopath from the White House before he does even more damage to our country.

  11. 🚢🌊The Ttumptanic staff can’t even find the lifeboats. 🚢🌊

    • @Raoul Fleckman – *And* ‘their heads’, based on their difficulties in remembering, well… *’anything’* , really. 😏

    • He sold them !! 😶

    • Deborah Lawson | October 14, 2019 at 9:07 PM | Reply

      @Raoul Fleckman Hahaha! Their ‘hulls’ I take it are their brains? I listened to an interview very recently addressing the individuals who are hired and working in this admin and why are so many committing crimes and being hauled off to jail… . The reason given was these ‘best people’ were chosen for a reason. They were picked for their lack of common sense, lack of morals and their willingness to commit crimes. I may have left something out but what the interviewer was stating answered some of my unanswered questions.

    • Crack or tweek?

    • … … … … … ^ troll or turd? ^ … … … … …

  12. But Nixon would have been impeached if he hadn’t resigned.

    • Trump getting reelected folks. The real question is: How will demonrats react to Pence/Carson 2024 victory?

    • @Rat Dusty
      Do you remember that OLD “Reds Under Your Bed Mantra” ?
      Which started up in the US after the Russian People kick out their Royal Family and opposed and removed their corrupt Right Wing Government?

      Well it now appears that those “Reds Under Your Beds” that are evil and are out to destroy the World are now occupying the US White House, and the repugnant Party in the US!

      Come on America lets remove those Red Traitors (not the ones under your bed) but the corrupt ones that are occupying most of the top position of power and Government through out America!

      !’m fully expecting to see a Pardon very soon from tRump pardoning himself and his Family!
      For any crimes he/they may have “In/un-tentionally” committed in the past or in the future!

      Which obviously will be fully supported by the Repugnants in Congress, as long as he pardons them as well!

    • Motor City Fats | October 14, 2019 at 11:25 PM | Reply

      @Rat Dusty trump will never let pence run for election… He holds that spot for one of his kids… But trump wont make it to election night 2020

    • He would most likely have been impeached. But it is truly unlikely he would have been removed from office. We just hadn’t gotten that far. Honestly, for the good of the country (and probably for his own posterity) Nixon made the most honorable choice and resigned.

  13. Trump spent his life being corrupt and corrupting others.

    • @SPRINDYS The Republicans have always been rotten.

    • @Brock Knackstedt Of course you would support a crook for 2020, you’re all crooks.

    • @Brock Knackstedt no thanks.. I’d rather
      DUMP trump 2020.

    • His ability to corrupt others is actually what I’m most surprised with. It’s probably his true superpower (aside from reality denial).
      As an outside observer and not a member of his inner circle, I can’t for the life of me, figure out why individuals who are otherwise highly competent with distinguished and fine pedigrees the likes of Pompeo, Barr, even Giuliani once upon a time, would debase themselves in service of this guy, who if not for his position as President would not even come close to measuring up to these men.

  14. Gregory Jenkins | October 14, 2019 at 5:25 PM | Reply

    What would Trump know about “thinking” or “honesty?”

    • @Rat Dusty You’re right…obstruction of justice, abuse of power, and contempt of Congress is so last century…

    • @D Tschuor fake news!! Did your fake news show Rudy demands? They quite simple. Mr. President wants to present evidence, subpoena witnesses, and be allocated time to speak. Pretty simple right?
      Rudy begging to testify but they won’t call Rudy in. Why? To save the Bidens from arrest. Dems know they’ll fall in their own trap. Too much evidence on the house floor while cameras rolling demands action. 🤔They not gonna call Rudy to the house floor or mention his name anymore in fake news. 👀Watch

    • @Rat Dusty Honey, your Shchi is done…it’s time to go home and take your boots off.

      That is a pure fantasy, but so elaborate. I’ll bet you have some amazing REM dreams…

    • @DAYBROK3 – Thank you… *they owe* Seth’s family *an apology* , as well. 😒
      It’s *beyond shameful* to keep hurting them…and yet *utterly* unsurprising that trolls are doing so. 🤨

  15. Daddy Vladdy must be so proud of his liddle’ Twumpy-rumpy.

  16. masterblackthorn | October 14, 2019 at 5:30 PM | Reply

    I wish the Helicopter Pilot would just cut his engine once in these BS press conferences. So that he couldnt pretend he hadnt heard the questions. This President is so dumb, he thinks this Helicopter nonsense gives him gravitas, and adds drama. It is stupid just makes him look like the dikkk he is

    • Artaine Detail | October 14, 2019 at 7:39 PM | Reply

      I always thought it was so that we couldn’t hear the reporters questions as the mic really only picks up trump and he figures he can say what he wants.

    • @Artaine Detail Yes, and I think he does it with the helicopter noise so that he can avoid answering any pesky questions he doesn’t want to answer. Sorry, I’ve gotta go! My ride is waiting. This way HE is in control.

    • I wish the pilot would accidentally cut the engines in flight.

  17. Trump is plain evil, hateful and corrupt.

    • alchemistking dickinson | October 14, 2019 at 8:47 PM | Reply

      Drain the swamp get the mfers;))))!!! Go Trump;))) Bidens are so wrong and u kno it!!!

    • humanforotherhumans | October 14, 2019 at 8:52 PM | Reply

      No second-guessing about it. Trump is the worst living organism in the history of life on Earth. As you may notice, I have lowered the bar to include ticks, lice, serpents, rodents, grabs, viruses,….etc.

    • General Mosquito Spray | October 14, 2019 at 9:42 PM | Reply

      @Pat McCann Trump is an anti-Christ. He is pure self, and his tongue is the father of lies.

    • What about Hillary called black people “super predators”. What about when Schumer said illegal Mexicans not humans?

    • But…but…but…Hillary!
      Buh…buh…bye-bye, #45!

  18. Incredible historical lesson!
    History is not on Trump’s side.

    • @Rat Dusty how’s Rudy going to that from a jail cell??

    • Suuuuuure, Dusty… 🙄
      *Just like* Jim Comey was indicted.
      *Just like* John Podesta was indicted.
      *Just like* Greg Craig was convicted.
      On the *’other hand’* …
      #45’s *’accrued’ THREE disbarred lawyers, FOUR former employees who are convicted felons, and, at last count, THREE current ‘administrative members’ with “Contempt Citations” on their resumes.*
      And we won’t even *mention* #45’s *numerous* ‘financial fiascos’… 💸😏💸

    • @Tim Countis
      Drumppff does seem happy, when administering them to Putin.

    • @Rat Dusty
      Why would rude-ee “bury” what he’s _part_ of?

  19. Nixon didn’t betray his country by enlisting a foreign country.

    • No he sure didn’t. He was also an educated, intelligent man, who did some good things for the country. I think he was one of those guys who let power go to his head. He wasn’t a traitor.

    • He was not a nice man, but at least he wasn’t a traitor.

  20. Asbjørn Okkenhaug | October 14, 2019 at 11:13 PM | Reply

    Quote: “The Nixonian ‘Smoking Gun’ From Trump Impeachment Probe.”

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