Top Diplomat Rips Trump Ukraine ‘Scam’ As Damning Texts Emerge | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

Top Diplomat Rips Trump Ukraine 'Scam' As Damning Texts Emerge | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC 1


President Trump is under fire as damning texts reveal his own diplomats expressed hesitation over his Ukraine plot, saying ‘it’s crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign.’ Former U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul argues the “extraordinary” evidence shows Trump’s actions were “wrong,” and analyzes the plot as a “autocratic way to squelch his opponent.” Aired on 10/4/19.
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Top Diplomat Rips Trump Ukraine 'Scam' As Damning Texts Emerge | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

87 Comments on "Top Diplomat Rips Trump Ukraine ‘Scam’ As Damning Texts Emerge | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC"

  1. Traitor Trump no longer has a defense for his actions.

    • @Geof Thompson Exactly what we are doing.

    • @Heather Shaw I don’t think many of them do. Just a bunch of little boys still playing war.

    • @Diane Hooper I think the game they’re playing is line my pockets with money and get reelected. That’s all they really care about.

    • @Ali Durand This is why we need to get money out of politics and set term limits. That would be a good way to remind them that they work for us not themselves.

    • @Heather Shaw You are correct. It is so sad in these times to have such a fool for president and all his staff to be so corrupt and selfish as they all are.

  2. abundantYOUniverse | October 5, 2019 at 12:18 AM | Reply

    Just Think! trump is FINALLY doing something OBAMA and HILLARY couldn’t do! GET IMPEACHED! 🙂

  3. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the modern-day ‘smoking gun’: the smoking text.

    Also known as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

  4. tRump has one way out, really only one, quitting will only have him arrested. he should just have that stroke he has bee working on for so long.

    • He wants to stay put. He’s trying to work up the alt reich, they it seem had been chapping for it for so long……walking around with their second amendment guns.Someone wrote he should be taken out of White House ala Hannibal Lecter in straightjacket

    • Ganiscol
      Best pence gets impeached along with trump..

    • On a dark night a row boat appears on the shore and trump dressed as a woman with diamonds sewn into it’s hem, slips quietly into the dark foggy sea. Dressed as a male, trump is spotted in Moscow some months later.

    • Jesus Huerta
      Nope, don’t let trump the criminal walk free! What kind of justice is that?
      Once it’s out of government and into the courts politics will be less effected.
      let the courts do their job. Hold everyone accountable or this will reoccur.
      We have trump behavior because Nixon wasn’t held accountable.

    • @Ganiscol Pence goes down with Drumpf; no chance for pardons.

  5. When Ukraine has a chance to reduce corruption, Trump sends $♓ℹt loads of it Ukraine’s way.

  6. “If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed…….and we will deserve it.” -Lindsey Graham, may 3, 2016
    Looks like Nostradumbass was right! 👍

  7. Blanca Hutchinson | October 5, 2019 at 12:31 AM | Reply

    He’s an a abusive man,there are different types of abuse,and he abuses the rule of law”,All Abuser’s Have one thing in common,They are Coward’s, And they Lie,Lie Lie”.

  8. trump did all this on the taxpayer’s dime, so we have contributed to the trump campaign and I didn’t even gt a stupid hat

  9. *Trump:* Better Call Saul. Somebody is at the door! *Adam Schiff:* I Am The One Who Knocks.

  10. I am confused….this man who just speaks without any thought is our President? Well….what are the ELECTED REPUBLICANS DOING? Zzzzzzzzzzzzz….

    • @Lulu Smith. What is the GOP doing? Aiding in 45’s crimes. Obfuscating, spinning, lying-the only things they know how to do. They are a bunch of cowardly little rats who need to be voted out in November 2020.If you want to save America at this point you have to vote Democrat . #Bluewave 🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊

    • wildlikearabbit | October 5, 2019 at 8:21 AM | Reply

      Why do you think republicans is backing him soo much, they also have something to hide, if Trump falls, he will take down his henchmen. No doubt Trump is the biggest crook of them all, but don’t forget the more crimes they made, the harder they fight back, majority of the republicans are defending him no matter how bad it looks, because they know themselves they are also guilty of something.
      Think about it a hand shake here, money in the pocket there, if they check his bank records, I am sure most of them has some sort of financial backing from the corrupt commander and chief. They not sleeping, they just disappear in the shadows like most cockroaches do!!!

    • Heather Shaw
      Aiding and abetting seems illegal no matter what position one holds.
      I’m hoping some gop from Congress are charged along with trump and his administration.

    • @Ali Durand Yes, it is illegal. Not that it stops them. Why do you think people like Giuliani, Pompeo and Barr are practically screaming about how innocent the calls were. They understand that they can go to jail for their crimes, whereas, 45 will just be impeached. Well, Giuliani probably doesn’t understand that. People forget that 48 people went to prison for their part in the Nixon Watergate scandal because of the cover-up. People also forget when this started Nixon had a 60% approval rating. Something that 45 has never had despite his delusions of grandeur. The people caught up in this need to do what is right and what is smart. Cooperate and cut a deal.

    • The Republicans are fundraising. That is the only thing they are doing, since they are not taking up any bills in the Senate, not reading the Muller Report, not reading the Whistleblowers report, not sending in documents for the investigations.

  11. There must be something that Barr can be indicted for.

  12. anyone with a bit of common sense can see trump is UNFIT to be president.

    • Bernadette Smart | October 5, 2019 at 11:42 AM | Reply

      If any one is deciding DJT deserves impeachment based on the “facts” given in this report then many are being woefully misled.

      The hosts’ opening statement proves it.

      He clearly says that new facts revealed today COULD show a POTENTIAL crime committed by President Trump.

      See what they do to give those that desire impeachment false hope by inferring wrong doing.

      What ‘s more they have been doing this for over three years by distorting, cherry picking and lying by omission.

      Nothing but a cascade of ifs, maybes, possibilities and wait and sees, permeate almost every report with accusations levelled at the President with the fervent hope viewers will be sufficiently encouraged to return for the next promising saga.

      However, dissecting evidence as opposed to opinions often leaves those seeking fact based broadcasts scarily misinformed.

      The ramifications of such is dangerous for the individual, community and eventually the country.

      Unless, ALL the relevant facts are presented in the precise timeline, within the correct context as written or spoken then all that remains is OPINION, and as such is not news on which fair and unbiased decisions can be made.

      One only has to look at the Adam Schiff opinion piece in the Intelligence Committee this last week for a glaring example of how an opinion was taken as fact and consequently became the basis for the
      news cycle.

      Hatred for someone has never and will never alter the exacting truth of the actual verifiable facts.

      A case in point. Many probably believe The President is being impeached by the hearings being held now.

      Fact is he is not. Nor will he be unless it is announced as a Formal Procedure.

      If people are surprised or confused by this then that is because Pelosi will not declare it as such simply because she knows she has no legal grounds for doing so and no amount of wishing otherwise will overturn the results of the 2016 election.

      Nor has it been explicitly explained by the majority of the hosts on the MSM.

      From the most minor whisper of possible wrong think, to the imagined, salacious scandal that was meant to send the man to jail, nothing has eventuated.

      At what point do you say just where are the smart investigators and reporters that have promised so much and delivered nothing more than what amounts to layer after layer of pretty wallpapering covering up the cracked wall of the previous day’s bulletin board?

      Every single new development becomes the “gotcha” this time Trump.

      Yet not a single solitary action has even been a remotely near enough prosecutable reason for removing him from office.

      The proof of this being the fact if there were he would have been.

      So, unless someone is able to site a statutory crime or an actual, not imagined reason for which The President should be impeached then it will be as MSM commentators have breathlessly and incessantly regurgitated for the past four years.

      “Coming up breaking news just in, we can assure you that IF this occurred and IF that happens, then
      MAYBE, DJT just MIGHT need to leave office.

      Fortunately for the sake of sanity hundreds of thousands have abandoned the likes of the hollow, misleading and at times damaging deceptive news sources such as this channel.

      Don’t believe this? Be honest enough to at least compare the ratings results for all the news outlets and ask yourself why some programs have lost up to 40 percent of their viewers.

      With that I am going to check out the good news for today in America.

      DJT IN A LANDSLIDE 2020.

    • True.

    • @GK what???

    • @Will Mills- that about 40% of white Americans are total dopes and morons raised on 30 years worth of Fox “News” nonsense.

    • @Bernadette Smart lol… Very smart words for someone who refuses to acknowledge their deflection, mirroring and sense of grandeur. If you’re watching fox, you are also watching one of those news stations that is lying for just ratings. TV watching is your main issue.

  13. Earl Kaminsky | October 5, 2019 at 1:03 AM | Reply

    Wake up yahoos your country is no longer a democracy.

    • Greg Moonen they have actually found that Republican’s brains in brain scans light up in the right amygdala areas of the brain that deal risk, fear and being afraid. It’s also been found out that Republicans are actually more squeamish and found liberals pay less attention to negative stimuli and threats and their brain scans show more activation in processing emotion which is in left posterior insula, a portion of the brain responsible for processing emotions, particularly visceral emotional cues from the body. The particular region of the insula that showed the heightened activity has also been linked with “theory of mind,” or the ability to understand what others might be thinking. All this makes sense why Republicans would vote against their interest since they are more afraid of people that are not like themselves. It also makes sense why democrats are more accepting of people that are different from themselves because they have an easier time stepping into other people shoes.

    • @Robby *res publica* is the very same as *demos kratos* and keep on ponding on a difference between those two is just a water for a windmill

    • @Robby I heard about the correlation between the amygdala size and people who call themselves conservative – I’ve also heard that there’s a high correlation between those types with those whose mothers experienced great fear and stress during their pregnancies. A fair number of Republicans, though, will agree to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes before they criticize them. That way, if their criticism is not well might, they’re a mile away – AND…they’ve got their shoes….

    • Of course. We are a republic. Currently The Banana Republic of Trumpistan.

    • @Greg Moonen the Republikkkan platform is upheld via three legs to wit:
      1) anti abortion; support of the “moral majority ”
      2) anti gun control
      3) racism

      Because of these issues the Reublikkan rank and file will forever vote against their best interest, specifically fiscal issues.

  14. Carlos Planas, Jr. | October 5, 2019 at 1:17 AM | Reply

    He’s NOT fighting corruption, he is corruption!!!

    • He is fighting corruption with corruption openly doing Putins bidding in Ukraine extorting them in a standoff demanding personal favors disguised as corruption investigations against Biden.

  15. Personality disorder is destroying this country,how would a sane human being still support this guy

  16. That’s called “gaslighting” Rubio

  17. Lie after lie after lie, this disgrace to the presidency is vomiting lies like pezz hoping someone eats it as truth.

  18. Richard Johnsen | October 5, 2019 at 4:17 AM | Reply

    Whistle blower…”Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country”…Thomas Paine

  19. Neil Sharpson | October 5, 2019 at 5:11 AM | Reply

    “I think the American people are smarter than that.”
    Ah, a betting man.

    • Simon Hamilton | October 5, 2019 at 8:55 AM | Reply

      If only…

    • 😃😃😃 look where we are, smart people actually had a choice

    • @Julie Even smart people can be overwhelmed by propaganda. The Russians didn’t interfere by changing the election results, they interfered by spreading propaganda on the left.
      People on the left (The majority of Americans) were either convinced that:

      (A) Voting didn’t matter because they’re all the same and Hillary was gonna win anyway.
      (B) That Hillary was a horrible criminal/murderer/warmonger
      (C) That Bernie Sanders was a nutty old man with no chance of winning.

      None of these things were true, but people still believe them and now people are already starting to split up because of the propaganda being sent out about the current list of candidates.

      I hope for the sake of this country that the current candidates reject the propaganda against their opponents and tell people to support whoever wins the nomination because while there may be some variation in their thinking, they are all good people who would be a huge step in the right direction over what we have now.
      Sadly, I doubt that will happen.

    • @ROArecords2 true.

  20. Freewheelin' Franklin | October 5, 2019 at 6:26 AM | Reply

    “I think the American people are smarter than that” Clearly, about 36% aren’t.

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