Trump Fixation On Exonerating Russia Entangles William Barr, Pompeo | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Trump Fixation On Exonerating Russia Entangles William Barr, Pompeo | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1


Rachel Maddow reports on Donald Trump's unusual fixation with finding reasons to undo sanctions on Russia for the annexation of Crimea and interference in the 2016 election, to the point where he is now reportedly sending Attorney General William Barr overseas to seek help in discrediting the U.S. intelligence community's conclusions about Russia's role in 2016. Aired on 09/30/19.
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Trump Fixation On Exonerating Russia Entangles William Barr, Pompeo | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

95 Comments on "Trump Fixation On Exonerating Russia Entangles William Barr, Pompeo | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Trump, Pompeo, Pence, Barr and Guilianni all have criminal culpability in this

    • @Paul Do Don’t forget #MoscowMitch and #LeningradLindsey! Nunes was flushed in year one of the trump admin, he has no reputation to lose anymore.

    • @Simon Few He has no plans to leave that office ever , unless he can have one of his own children take over from him . This is his plan of action to cover up for all his misdeeds and to stay out of prison , if for any reason he should be indicted after handing over to one of his own – AFTER HIS SECOND TERM .

    • and they’re all shake-weighting themselves because no one’s been able to stop them [yet]

    • David Lafleche Warren was head of the consumer protection department making sure the little guys like us were not getting ripped off. How soon we forget.

  2. Biggus Dickus | October 1, 2019 at 2:31 AM | Reply

    Somebody needs to tell Donald that he is supposed to conduct foreign policy, not invite foreign interference. Big difference.

    • buddyrichable1 | October 1, 2019 at 8:09 AM | Reply

      Did any of you understand this story? Soliciting help from a foreign government is only part of it.
      He has been sending his people around the world to discredit American intelligence and benefit Russia so that the sanctions will be lifted. He is acting as a Russian diplomat doing exactly what Putin needs to be done. He might as well be working for the Russian government.

    • He knows he is not that stupid

    • Biggus Dickus where’s the payback in that? He doesn’t do anything that doesn’t benefit him

    • @Darius Holden You are a racist just like Trump et al.

    • @buddyrichable1 He’s already working for them.

  3. I encourage all TRUE conservatives to get on the right side of history. You can still be respected despite disagreements, like John McCain is. Just be intellectually honest, and put country before party. Trump is a carpet-bagger, anyway. You don’t owe him anything.

    • Brian Griffin | October 1, 2019 at 9:11 AM | Reply

      I am 100% positive you dont know what “carpet bagger” means.

    • Drew Oliver Please detail for us what Trump has done for you? Everything he has done including the taxcuts which he, on camera, swore was not going to enrich him, is to give millions of dollars to his businesses and his family.
      His trade war has all but destroyed agriculture despite 28 billion dollars of taxpayer money going to farmers.
      His climate policies and deregulation of big business is destroying the water supply , the national parks, the air you breathe and in the not too distant future the polar ice caps and all the animals it sustains and that is just a beginning
      He has totally failed in healthcare, infrastructure, his foreign policy is in shambles.
      He has destroyed the good name of the US and us now trying to divide the country for his own political gain.
      Not to mention that he pretends to be a Christian by hugging a bible that he almost certainly has never read.
      He holds secret meetings and telephone conversations with Putin who for sure does not want America to be great again.
      He is trying to destroy the US intelligence agencies again for his own political purposes just as he has already made the DOJ his puppet under the dishonourable William Barr.
      His proposed 2019 budget was all about destroying social programs as well as cancer research and infectious disease research ( billion dollars off the budgets of the NCI -and CDC.
      Please try to think about what he will do if reelected if these are his plans now.

    • *Trumps Sick supporters have Abnomal Brains because of Imbreeding*

    • @Mohsin Qamar <--------This inbred idiot said "imbreeding"

    • You are FAR FROM a true conservative…

  4. Jeremiah Jeremecht | October 1, 2019 at 2:39 AM | Reply

    The whole Trump administration is run like a mob or criminal racket. They all fear the mob boss because he rules through fear. So they do ANYTHING he says.

    • LMAO. ok

    • I hope so I miss those days.

    • @Jukka Ollikainen now I know how people who speak of the deep state think ……

    • Jukka Ollikainen | October 1, 2019 at 12:16 PM | Reply

      @SpectroMan I hope you do but I seriously doubt it. I would recommend listening Bannon skyping Vatican 2014 and giving a speech at ZOA after gaslighting his way out of the White House. Then listen everything what Jane Meyer and Christopher Wiley have said about the Mercers, Cambridge Analytica, Brexit and 2016. And then do your own thinking.

      Just do it. I dare you.

    • Jukka Ollikainen | October 1, 2019 at 12:24 PM | Reply

      @SpectroMan And while you are at it, you might as well listen everything Chris Hedges and Noam Chomsky have said about the situation. Hedges was just at Decocracy Now.

      You can do it!

  5. Well the orange walrus told us what he deserves for his treasonous behaviour

    • BISHIPgreg davis | October 1, 2019 at 9:29 AM | Reply

      @Antony Stringfellow LOLOLOLOL

    • BISHIPgreg davis | October 1, 2019 at 9:31 AM | Reply

      @John Swofford I can’t believe this not already in place though SMH

    • @Mike C So right. Russia has been busy trying to unravel the European Union as it’s combined power weakens Russian plans. Trump is merely an ignorant puppet of Putin. He doesn’t have the intellect, insight or knowledge to figure it out. He’s totally out of his depth. His idea was to enrich himself. Now, the walls are falling down around him (pardon the pun). They cannot be rebuilt. He has surrounded himself with sycophants. The end of the Trump shaky dynasty is nigh.

    • @Mike C don’t discredit Britain in this though

    • Dragonfly.TV haha and in this case i agree with him 😂

  6. At the upcoming hearing . . .
    Congress: “Mister Pompeo, are you the whistleblower?”
    Pompeo: “Cannot confirm neither deny.”

    • The whistleblower has no first-hand knowledge. It isn’t Pompeo.

    • PhiL B or: “I’m wrestling with what you mean by ‘whistleblower’.

    • Patchwork Girl | October 1, 2019 at 7:23 AM | Reply

      Nice try, but absolutely not. Pompeo is 100% a Charles Koch-funded asset, has been from Day 1 of his political career. No integrity there.

    • 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂We would definitely know where to put the bullseye. 🎯

    • @lucas .servera or maybe he figured that someone or the other would leak it and everyone will report and it would be a big issue. Or maybe his boss had bossed him around too much. So maybe he threw in the complaint to make sure that he wouldn’t be persecuted in the end or something

  7. Lynette Patton | October 1, 2019 at 3:12 AM | Reply

    The world is supposed to stop on a dime when Donald Trump needs a favor, though..

  8. 🤔 SMELLS Like Trump is a Russian Asset! 🤮

    • One definition of “asset” is a useful resource towards a specific goal. In other words, the person who is the “asset” does not have to collude or conspire with the other party. The only thing the “asset” has to do is allow and not resist interference from the other party, in this case Putin.

    • DreamMasterStudios | October 1, 2019 at 12:24 PM | Reply

      @Caedo Thank God for Honest good people like you! I also left the GOP was republican all my life. What is going on is as far away from Republican as they can get! It is a Trumpian CULT! Vote Blue stay True to our Flag and Constitution, not a Liar, and Traitor!

    • @Ernest Heau Yep, and this is why I for one prefer asset over agent when describing Trump. I don’t believe he is loyal to Putin over the United States, as an agent might well be, but his odd views and actions, in particular his ongoing love for Putin and overt support for Putin while in office consistently make him an asset. Everything from denying Russian interference in our politics, including very publicly and shamefully at Helsinki, to calling for Russia to be re-admitted to the G7 makes him an asset to Putin and his regime. Trump is frankly more of an asset to Putin than he is to the American people.

    • Batcavesales Batman | October 1, 2019 at 12:31 PM | Reply

      Brynn I think they planned it for years . They had to wait out Obama bec Obama would have stopped the game

  9. Nathalie Dufour | October 1, 2019 at 3:22 AM | Reply

    Now that the noose is finally tightening around his orange neck, you’re about to see the full blown madness of your so-called president.

  10. Mason Farrell | October 1, 2019 at 3:25 AM | Reply

    William Barr swore to defend the constitution. I don’t think he ever intended to do that. I believe he wants to be the first chief of a police state. I believe he is a liar and an oath breaker. If trump and his minions including Barr don’t succeed in subverting our democracy future generations will spit when there names are mentioned.

  11. This was a great reporting, everyone should keep sharing this on social media until everyone Americans hear this and trump impeached God bless America amen!!!

  12. If it’s this bad in term of policy and politics, can you imagine how bad the money siphon reveal is going to be?

  13. Ezenwa Perfect Okolie | October 1, 2019 at 4:01 AM | Reply

    omg. this man is slowly destroying America

  14. Barr is discrediting his own department ,by doing trump’s bidding ,he should be removed ASP before he does more damage

    • Ronnell Littlejohn | October 1, 2019 at 12:11 PM | Reply

      I don’t see how a criminal can appoint anybody to anything

    • Enough damage has been done in 3 years. For now, let him commit more crimes like this in the open and let Congress pulk everything to the tabel, impeach Barr, Trump and any other executive who was involved. And the Senate must convict. If the Senate doesn’t convict, they haven’t just been corrupt politicians, they’re practically ready to sell the nation’s politics to outsiders

    • Yes, he needs to be removed As Soon Possible!

    • @Ronnell Littlejohn sensible people know ,but what I don’t understand is why these so called good characters when they go into the WH ,leave with tarnished reputation

    • @SpectroMan Republican’s never did any check and balance on trump, he got so embolden now he will do anything in the open and give America the middle finger,1 question that I can’t get my head around why are they willing for trump to put America national security at risk by asking a foreign country to interfere with our election again ,what is their end game

  15. It is almost depressing how *much better* Maddow is than her colleagues on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News at large. Research, context, details, focusing on the main story and avoiding stupid tweets and sensational journalism. Talk about discipline. I tip my hat to you & your team Rachel!!! 👌🏼🙏🏼

    • @Chloe Key Fox is a OPINION biased PARTISAN Network for low IQ jackasses that don’t want to BECOME more INFORMed!
      That’s why they hate the comedians, SNL. At some points the SNL coverage of this presidency is more informed then the actual idiots whom think that Fox is doing a wonderful job at covering this presidency!
      It’s not about the speciality’s they hold!
      What makes a reporter solid is their ability to tell the TRUTH! As much as the truth they can get a hold of. To remain unbiased and as factually correct as possible!
      Sometimes I get annoyed in how they go about their opinions in other channels like morning Joe even though I know they are good /ok reporters. Examples of good journalism see John Oliver, Trevor Noah, Rachel Maddow, bill mahr, Seth, Hasan, Jefferies.
      I also watch morning Joe, Chris, tapper, cumo.
      It’s sad when right wingers come on MSMs to shout their narrow biased opinions!
      It won’t work!
      Those whom reject Fox news and all CONSERvative media are far more INFORMed than those too lazy to get out of their own minds to broaden their perspectives!

    • @SceneMissingFilms – far less than fox and friends. Where are those pancakes?

    • @Onair Carna And Chris Hayes, also! Intelligent and great reporting!

    • Brian Williams, in a class of his own. AM Joy, just the whole MSNBC Crew. I think the cream of the cream!

  16. This is going to be one of those times in history that is carefully studied and taught in highschool and in college on a much deeper than level.

    • I study propaganda academically, so you’re already right.

    • Russ Olson … then you can agree it won’t be the first time ‘propaganda’ finally destroyed a totally despicable, festering bag of rotten offal.

    • @bob mon I think you’re confused. You’re indicating you disagree with by putting propaganda in quotes but then you’re saying he’s bad which I agree with. Do you think I’m accusing non-Fox of being propaganda?

  17. Oh, and when Trump get’s all sanctions on Russia lifted, the Trump gets more Russian help in his bid for reelection.

  18. GILBERT Hernandez | October 1, 2019 at 4:26 AM | Reply

    Rachel started reporting all this 3 years ago. How dare her. Lol.
    She’s great. Trump sux

  19. THIS IS JOURNALISM OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY:- Honestly, I have not seen a clearer, deeper explanation that joins all the dots despite the slime that has been sprayed in all directions by this 100% rotten administration. This video segment should be made compulsory viewing for (a) all Trump supporters (b) All Republican senators and (c) the three committees that are impeaching Trump. You have to be so inexplicably corrupt or warped NOT to see how Trump’s loyalties are absol-bloody-lutely nothing to do with the American peoples’. Just watch them try to explain this away. Honestly, if possible, could you please skip the impeachment process and go straight to criminal jail time ? Have you noticed that Trump, if he had the intelligence to know that he has a deep-deep-deep down conscience, would recognise that almost ALL the words he uses to try to falsely attack others who are just doing their job are actually words describing HIS own actions: The top three ? TREASON. FRAUD. CORRUPT. Well, here they are, beautifully encapsulated by Rachel & her team’s work above…. Great work. Please keep at it.

    • TheBlondeViking | October 1, 2019 at 11:25 AM | Reply

      It sure is!
      Facts after fact piled up, impossible to deny or call fake.
      This is what the Americans need and have asked for.
      I bet many people finally understand why we in Europe even feared having to go to war. One where the US would instantly be involved and voila…even Trump’s voters would have family members deployed.

      Hayden said it early and we agree.
      Trump is a very dangerous person whether he from his point of view means well or just is an ignorant elephant in the porcelain shop of international affairs.
      He has to be replaced!
      His ego is not worth the lives of thousands of soldiers and civilians on both sides.

    • TheBlondeViking | October 1, 2019 at 11:29 AM | Reply

      True and tons of respect to those at fox standing up for the truth even if it means Trump will throw a tweet.

    • T J E Rachel is 😎 awesome

    • Håkan Bråkan Lundberg | October 1, 2019 at 12:34 PM | Reply

      @esarchitectural Stop watching FOX !!!!!!!!! Wake up and smell the covfefe. What’s so sad is that you believe what a remotely controlled malfunctioning philosophical zombie is saying.

  20. There has been a massive sea change recently: the muck hit the fan and stuck to Trump, at last. However, some things don’t change: just when you think Trump couldn’t get any worse, he will find new ways to surprise and horrify. One thing however, is newly guaranteed: we can be sure of the author of Trump’s destruction, the name: Donald J. Trump.

    • So the next big issue; Trump has been poisoning his fan base with lies about evil entities wanting to remove him so that he could start a civil war through fear. We the American people must not allow ourselves to fight on Trumps behalf. We must embrace his fan base and steal them away from Trump.

      Just like north Korea dictator covers himself with innocent civilian slaves to prevent bombing… Trump will now hide under the bodies of his terrified fan base.

    • @Rory M Nicely put.

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