Trump Inspector General Scandal Expands To Include Secretary Chao | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Trump Inspector General Scandal Expands To Include Secretary Chao | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1


Rachel Maddow looks at reports of a new facet in the scandal of Donald Trump firing inspectors general to avoid oversight of his administration in which Democrats are investigating whether Elaine Chao, transportation secretary and wife of Mitch McConnell played a role in the removal of the acting DOT inspector general. Aired on 5/19/2020.
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Trump Inspector General Scandal Expands To Include Secretary Chao | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

64 Comments on "Trump Inspector General Scandal Expands To Include Secretary Chao | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Steven Kelley | May 20, 2020 at 2:18 AM | Reply

    Rachel Maddow is so good and thorough, but given how horrid all the corruption is I am shocked her hair’s not already burst into flames! Mine has!!!!

    • Please stay from flammable objects

    • Adventure54 | May 20, 2020 at 4:23 AM | Reply

      @frictionRx9 Yeah, so is your mother’s!

    • Ash Roskell | May 20, 2020 at 4:45 AM | Reply

      Forgive me for repetition here, Steven, but I’ll just paste in what I wrote up top: When you can remove all oversight, at the point that it does it’s job, that means you have NO OVERSIGHT. You ALREADY have an unchecked Oligarchy, literally putting its people to the sword, for the sake of MONEY. And, if you think they will NOT cheat, lie, gerrymander and suppress the votes at this election, then you deserve the consequences of such naivety. FIGHT, America? You Republic is all but DUST!

    • foreigner fan | May 20, 2020 at 8:44 AM | Reply

      Lol Cuckoo TDS

    • The TDS here is at maximum strength. You people should all just move out of the US. Don’t come back!

  2. Dodgy Trump | May 20, 2020 at 2:20 AM | Reply

    Clearly tRump and his motley crew are up to no good.

  3. Trump is out to remove all and any oversight into his criminal activities.
    Trump is using the White House as his personal criminal syndicate headquarters. He wants to steal public treasury, profit from sales of government hardware and policy decisions with kickbacks or out right pay offs.
    With Barr controlling the DOJ and the removal of all oversight agencies trump can operate in a protected darkness and do as he pleases to enrich and empower himself with no respect or regard to our nation and its constitutional system of government. Trump truly believes he “owns” our government and treasury

    • Clinton, Obama Weinstein, Kennedy , Holder

    • Ash Roskell these gun nuts are the ones that are clueless to what our constitutional system of government is. They only think it’s the 2nd amendment as they’re oppose to almost every other amendment. Funny how these so-called patriots wave confederate/Gadsden/white nationalist/Nazi flags. How they feel they’re entitled to deny others rights or quickly turn on our government when a policy or candidate they don’t like is in place. Laughable hypocritical white rightwing racist trumpturd ignorant shitbags. They are the fake-patriot anti-American dousche-bags. These traitors think we should be a white dictatorship authoritarian autocracy of white rightwing privileged entitlement

    • So Obama was doing the same thing then right?

    • Josh Merrel | May 20, 2020 at 3:41 PM | Reply

      @Ash Roskell Paying off the Right Political officials is how you CONTROL The Narrative.

  4. america: your government will not save you from trump. he has the WH, the senate, the DOJ/AG, the secretary of state and the supreme court. they will steal the next election just like the last. take a lesson from michigan. march to the nation’s capitol and the white house en masse. wear camouflage. carry american flags. bring assault rifles. and occupy DC until everyone of these corrupt fascists leave.

    • cs e – Gave you a ‘hearty’ thumb up on that one. That would be nice but the American people have no stomach for that type of action. All they do is sit back, complain and some even ‘posture’ by carrying a weapon. They don’t have the guts to use it!

    • Sean McAleavy | May 20, 2020 at 7:49 PM | Reply

      Except, those people in Michigan were pro-Trump. So, just what is to be learned from this lesson that you want us to take?

  5. Erdal sayan | May 20, 2020 at 2:28 AM | Reply

    Dictator Trump!
    If he had his way he would be beheading them on the street.

  6. Didn’t Pompeii claim he had no idea the ig had been fired??!!🤔. And now Trump comes out to say, “oh Pompeii told me to do it!”. I think someone is lying! Who could it be???😳🙄

    • Sandra Whitlock | May 20, 2020 at 2:42 AM | Reply

      In this administration?…

    • Sanders Dooley | May 20, 2020 at 6:08 AM | Reply

      This is what we leaned as children it takes far energy to remember all parts of any lies and one lie tends to create another lie just like the trump administration are clearly showing.

  7. White Centaur | May 20, 2020 at 2:32 AM | Reply

    The deepest cesspool of Republican corruption American has ever had to deal with. Time to flush them all out and give them the boot out the door, and hopefully right into the prison cell each of them deserves.

    • Diane O'Donovan | May 20, 2020 at 9:18 AM | Reply

      and remember – this is exactly how CEOs earn their money in the world ‘out there’ including the banks and armaments industry. I say that if you’re going to deem a corporation a citizen, then they too should be disenfranchised if guilty of disregarding the rule of law and well-being of the people.

  8. LadyGlencoe | May 20, 2020 at 2:34 AM | Reply

    Fox in the hen house syndrome, there will be blood shed eventually when all is revealed.

  9. There’s no denying it anymore. The Republican party has fallen. The pure extent of their corruption has only gotten worse and worse, decade by decade, until Trump finally flushed the party straight down the toilet without even a gurgle.

    • Real Time Biblical Interpretation | May 20, 2020 at 9:46 PM | Reply

      Trump is the most incompetent and corrupt character to have graced planet earth in the last 2000 years. The wrath of God is against Trump and he will pay for his multiple crimes against God and the American people. Everything Trump touches die.

    • Maharajji NKB | May 20, 2020 at 9:51 PM | Reply

      @Real Time Biblical Interpretation No. I am definitely from this planet and we will win the war. It’s real time Biblical interpretation. The ‘Russian troll’ bit is getting old.

    • Real Time Biblical Interpretation | May 20, 2020 at 10:05 PM | Reply

      You will lose in November; that is one thing I am definitely sure of. God intervened and removed the one thing Trumo has continually bragged about, the economy which unfortunately will be in shambles by November. Trump will be blamed for his failures in the pandemic. Unfortunately many like you will be dragged down with Trump. Yes fallen, he is coming down and nothing can save him.

    • Maharajji NKB | May 20, 2020 at 10:22 PM | Reply

      @Real Time Biblical Interpretation No. False interpretation. The dark forces unleashed the plague to attack America and to stop Trump. Evil Dems, in league with Communist Chinese interests, intentionally made sure that the pandemic took hold in America. Remember Pelosi?.. It’s Okay. There’s no concern. Come to Chinatown. The impeachment farce was a diversionary maneuver, to preoccupy the attention of the President and the Senate, all while the virus was entering the US. They knew!
      God is long suffering, but He will not indefinitely tolerate evil.

    • Real Time Biblical Interpretation | May 20, 2020 at 10:45 PM | Reply

      @Maharajji NKB By your analysis Trump takes no accountability. Pelosi and China were never elected to run the country that person is Trump. But because of his lack of education, experience., and gangster style running of the Federal Government he is unable to effectively do his job. Why not resign and allow Pence to take over. He won’t. Because of greed and selfishness he won’t. He puts his interests over America’s interests and for that he must fall. The Democrats are not Angels but they would 100 percent be a better party at this time over Trump. I am convinced you are either a troll or a demon. I know this because you are unable to differentiate between good and evil.

  10. Investigations? Do they actually do anything? Does anyone actually get punished? Will there be a Piper to pay? In America? At this juncture? Meh, not so much…

  11. In any sane country all these people would have been tossen into prison long ago, quite a few of them for life for high treason. The US electorate just allows them to remain in office.

  12. It is against the law for Pompeo to fire his IG. So he asked Trump to do it and he said “I fired him because Pompeo asked me to, I don’t know why he wanted him fired “. Could it be that Pompeo was under investigation? Any other President would be impeached for this one act. Just add it to the list of impeachable offenses of this administration.

    • The arrogance ran through trump barr pompeo and mnuckchin (sp) extra credit goes to pasty jared n ghostly daughter wife….hail d drumpf clan. Reality show planning. The extension to 89 days, just one day away from them (the soldiers) some extra benefits are too much for this bunch of crooks. They need every single penny to swindle USA.

  13. Craig Savarese | May 20, 2020 at 3:03 AM | Reply

    No fascist behavior here… Move along… or else. Witness the death of our form of democracy.

  14. Darren Hemingway | May 20, 2020 at 3:04 AM | Reply

    Did trump give the mandatory 30 days notice to congress that he was firing these IGs?

  15. Just waiting for the day Trump will fire “the American voter”, because he has proof that they are anti-Trump and there is a nationwide conspiracy to defeat him in November.

    • MVVp – I’m sure you meant that ‘tongue in cheek’ but on the other hand that just may become a reality. He will not concede the election even if he gets NO votes. He’ll scream voter fraud and a long list of other things. He will have to be removed kicking and screaming. He has already alluded to that. At any rate, VOTE on November 3rd.

    • Rusty Shackleford | May 20, 2020 at 5:19 PM | Reply

      Not nationwide it’s just the communist.

  16. Robert Hollandsworth | May 20, 2020 at 3:22 AM | Reply

    Who knew draining the swamp meant firing every inspector general and whistleblower in the government?

  17. Major Balls | May 20, 2020 at 3:31 AM | Reply

    The odd thing is that if the Republicans had went along with the impeachment, 80000+ Americans most likely would still have been alive.

    • mohamedtowelhead | May 20, 2020 at 6:39 AM | Reply

      Major Balls 80,000 Americans are dead, BECAUSE of the Impeachment Fraud.

    • MB – You may have a point there but 80,000 ‘saved’? Not a fan of the ‘Orange Angel of Death’, A.K.A. ‘White Eyes’, by our Native American citizens and I’m not sticking up for him one iota. Perhaps many more lives would have been saved and it’s kind of hard to put a number on that. We have what we have because of his incompetence and the incompetence of his administration. Just remember that on 3 NOVEMBER. VOTE!

    • wow u r smart…you must watch MSNBC!!!!!

    • @mohamedtowelhead Trump was also playing golf during the impeachment period. But he couldn’t devote enough time to save dying Americans? Is that what you’re saying?

    • It still would have hit us, but under a different leader lives could have been saved.

      I won’t say the administration has done nothing at all. They’ve accomplished a lot. But the time to get things done was the most valuable time where our fellow Americans perished.

  18. Gunflint Viking North | May 20, 2020 at 3:31 AM | Reply

    Donald Trump… dividing our nation even during a pandemic again!

  19. Doug Thomson | May 20, 2020 at 3:51 AM | Reply

    Crooked, dirty, corrupt, fascistic, anti-Democratic and evil. That’s Trump’s administration.

  20. Being an Aussie, I cannot understand why even if he cannot be charged with a crime being the president surely he could be impeached and
    Then removed from office? Oh yes that’s right Mitch McConnell!

    • Being an Aussie as well I’m dumbstruck

    • Another Aussie here…. sitting on the outside watching this happening. The USA is finally reaping the rewards (in the negative) of an education system that only the rich can afford…. and a for profit medical system. Hopefully they will realise that pure capitalism does not create a fair, inclusive and functional society. But…. somehow I don’t think they will (same for their obsession with guns).

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