Trump On Trial? How The Senate Tries A Sitting President | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

Trump On Trial? How The Senate Tries A Sitting President | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC 1


In a special report, “Trump and Ukraine: The Impeachment Crisis,” Ari Melber moderates a discussion with two unique figures on how a senate impeachment trial would unfold. Former federal appeals court Judge Tim Lewis examines the stakes for the chief justice who would preside over a trial and former North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan, who served during the Clinton impeachment, explains how the Senate would set the rules. Senator Dorgan, who voted against the Clinton impeachment charges, said Trump’s behavior is “vastly different,” because while the Clinton trial focused on personal conduct, asking a foreign government for election interference “is criminal.” Aired on 10/14/19.
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Trump On Trial? How The Senate Tries A Sitting President | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

78 Comments on "Trump On Trial? How The Senate Tries A Sitting President | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC"

  1. birdlynn hubbard | October 14, 2019 at 6:22 PM | Reply

    Let’s hope Lindsey Graham is listening to himself.

  2. Evelyn Rodriguez | October 14, 2019 at 6:28 PM | Reply

    We Americans are carefully watching republicans and Democrats in a tag awar. crook Trump is trying to spin his way out of impeachment Trump and family should have locked up long time ago.

    • c j macq…TRUST YOURSELF! Three Million MORE Americans Voted AGAINST Trump THAN VOTED For TRUMP. The Majority of Americans who Voted Did Not Trust This Mercenary Buffoon. So call EVERY REPUBLICAN SENATOR And DEMAND They Vote GUILTY FOR TRUMP’S Senate Trial. And Keep On Calling Until Mitch McConnell is Facing a VOTE FOR EXPULSION From The Senate. BECAUSE The MAJORITY Of American VOTERS GOT IT RIGHT. TRUMP Is A Fool Not To Be Trusted With The Authority of the American People.

    • BW MadDog [retired] | October 15, 2019 at 9:06 AM | Reply

      @CornPop Dude Ask a legitimate question, and You’ll get the fake news stupidity. It’s not worth it to even ask. When the trials start and the evidence is examined in federal court, we will see who believed a lie.

    • Stop lying. The Dems should have been locked up long ago for their attempt coup in 2016, and their 3 year long attempt coup over the fake news about Russia, and now the fake news about Ukraine.

      The Democrats have no principles, only “anti Trump”. Trump fixed the economy after Obama broke it, and with historic low unemployment somehow that means Trump is a racist? Trump cares more about Americans than Democrats do. Stop lying about Trump and start looking at the facts. Turn off the biased media and start expanding the sources of news you pay attention to. Left wing media is 99% of all the media out there, so expand your sources to include right wing sources and other biases instead of exclusively left wing biased sources.

    • STOP WHINING. There is Only One Coup and that is Mitch “The SHILL” McConnell’s and the Corporate and Vested Interest Coup.

    • @Ann Owens The only coup in the US is the Democrats trying to coup the Republicans out of the presidency which the Republicans fairly won in 2016 yet the Demcrats continue to not accept it.

  3. How is it that red hatters don’t know that asking for foreign help on your political opponent is Illegal and a crime?? Can MSNBC do an expose on this law?
    Really, stupid russians and their bots, really?

    • bingbonga binga | October 14, 2019 at 9:53 PM | Reply

      Stephan Maurer moveon.duh

    • Lily Jade Trump’s people won’t believe it unless it comes from Fox.

    • How is it that small minded individuals such as yourself & everyone else on this comment section 🤦🏾‍♂️ can’t comprehend the corruption from the left, that is so blatantly in your face. It is also backed up with pure facts. However you are all too deaf, dumb & blind to see the truth, that is President Donald Trump. Can MSNBC do some real journalism for once??The American people deserve the truth. The left’s narrative is so far from reality it is actually sickening.

    • bingbonga binga | October 15, 2019 at 6:06 AM | Reply

      William Cody they can’t see corruption because they themselves are corrupt. To them government is moral authority. If Trump disagrees with them he’s immoral and must be crucified politically. Then Hillary can make a comeback.

  4. Trump must be removed before the election………Don’t even want to imagine the damage he would do between November 2020 and January 2021.

    • @Joyce Wills So what you’re saying is the Democrats should all be rounded up and arrested for treason for actively trying to destroy the USA and the American people?

      I agree.

    • @BW MadDog [retired] look in the mirror…YOUR LOSING!!!!!!! bigley

    • @degen83 Not what I said, or implied. The Government has relied too heavily on a two party system, that is polarizing the population, into a divisiveness, creating an atmosphere of animosity, intolerance, and unharnessed anger.
      The levels of criminality in both Republicans, and Democratics is unpresidented (sp).
      The current administration blatantly flaunts their criminal behavior, with no consequences.
      The USA has lost credibility on the world stage, not trusted due to misinformation, lies, criminal activity, at home and abroad. Be well

    • @Joyce Wills Trump has no criminal behavior while President and it is not flaunted, it is fake news being brought up by Democrat activists masquerading as the media reporters who have spent 92% of all their coverage on the president to smear him and as facts continue to come out that prove the media flat out wrong, like the Covington Kids, like the Trump Russia collusion, like the Kavanaugh false accusations, like the second round of fake accusations surrounding Kavanaugh, most of the anti Trump news coverage is just fake news.

      The Democrats think that Trump winning means Trump colluded with Russia because they live in such an echo chamber that they can’t believe people actually voted for Trump because they only interact with far leftists in an echo chamber where every dissenting opinion gets censored. That is the real divide in this country is Leftists in positions of power, in schools and in moderator positions in big tech companies who censor anyone spouting the Republican positions and in many cases today who criticize the far left positions. Feminists have been banned off Twitter for saying “men aren’t women”.

      That line of regression, authoratarianism, and censorship is exclusively pushed and supported by the DNC and every Democrat politician. It is not the Republicns pushing that. It is only the Democrats. And in this line of thinking it is only President Trump who has called big tech out for their censorship of conservative ideals.

      In the US it comes down to 2 parties in 2020. 1 party, the republicans, promote small business, promote making America as a country and EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN great. White Americans, black americans, chinese americans, every single american citizen. Every single one.

      Then we have the Democrats who want open borders, who want to bring in more immigrants who will take low skilled labor positions which will make it even harder for low skilled workers already in the US who are currently citizens to get jobs. The Dems want to raise all minimum wage which many Democrats cities have already voted for and already in every single city that has raised minimum wages has seen job loss because the companies chose to automate out of existence those jobs instead of paying for labor. We have the Democrats who want to confiscate every gun in the USA. We have Democrats who want to give every single illegal immigrants full health care and full economic benefits.

      There is a long list of promises made by every Democrat candidate for president currently in the running. All of their plans are not feasible even if we diverted the entire US military budget to those plans.

      I will never vote Democrats while their plans are to screw over all white people who are currently American citizens and give unearned benefits to people who are not citizens. I don’t care what skin color you are, we all must be held to the same standard yet the DNC holds white people to one standard and all non white people to a separate standard. The DNC is racist, sexist, anti Christian, and they actively promote violence and intolerance. I will never vote for any party that actively holds those views today. I don’t care what they believed 200 years ago, I care about modern currently poliies and the Democrats have lost my vote with the crap they are promising if they win the presidency in 2020.

      Pay attention to what the Democrats say then review the actual feasibility and cost of those plans. The Dems are great at lying , they propose a “new green deal” bill and in the “new green deal” bill they say that capitalism is bad and we need state control over the entire economy. It also states that we need to pay reparations to all black people. It also mentions many things like racial equity and things like intersectional feminism and critical race theory, which are both racist and sexist theories pushed by the far left to justify anti white male discrimination.

      If I took the Dems at their word at face value, I would vote Democrat. But I have done the research on what the policies they propose actually mean. What is actually in the bills they propose. The facts surrounding the incidents they mention which just do not support their narrative, like on the Covington Kids and Bret Kavanaugh.

      Only the indoctrinated and uneducated will vote Democrat in 2020. Pay attention to their policies and if you have any shred of common decency you will not support those policies.

  5. Every time Lindsey Graham opens his pie hole, he should be shown his video from 1998 during Clinton’s impeachment!

  6. Lindsey cannot hear his words from the past, with Trumps thighs blocking his ears.

  7. Singing-in-the Rain | October 14, 2019 at 6:48 PM | Reply

    Will the Republicans do what is right and put honor and the country before politics or will they be hypocrites and find no fault with #45?

  8. More integrity in their little fingers than in the entire GOP.

  9. Gary Preikschas-Flaathen | October 14, 2019 at 6:53 PM | Reply

    trumps milked, every dime he can!! soon he’s going to flee!! thats what cowards do

    • He’s donating his salary, dumb butt.

    • Why would he flee? Republicans won’t hold him accountable for anything and he might even win election. Then he can do all the illegal vile things he wants with no repercussions at all. He is above the law now. Hopefully once he’s out of office he will continue this behavior so he can be prosecuted.

    • @CornPop Dude I feel so sorry for these freaking idiots that are so gullible. All they can see is orange. Yes you.

    • @CornPop Dude Duh, you are the dumb butt…..and how much do you think his golf trips are costing the country each time …. millions and millions of $…. His salary give away is dirt cheap in comparison.

  10. Moron breaks the law every time he speaks!

    • bingbonga binga | October 14, 2019 at 9:54 PM | Reply

      BeachBum Trump kicks your butts every time he speaks.

    • his kids are breaking the law every minute at don the con’s orders – doesn’t even care about the emoluments clause. He just keeps sending government employees to his hotels and results.

  11. Refreshing to hear a republican who has not lost his mind and lives in a chump bubble.

    • BW MadDog [retired] | October 15, 2019 at 9:03 AM | Reply

      Believe it (all but the chump bubble drivel). Understand that there are still plenty of country-club republicans who hate that “their party” has even considered the plight of working Americans. I truly hope they will join up with the new, country-club demonic rats. I’m amazed at the success of the fake newsies and their control over the minds of otherwise somewhat intelligent Americans.

  12. Bob The Builder | October 14, 2019 at 7:15 PM | Reply

    I think this is 100x worse then Bill Clinton.

    • Trump= selling our country, colluding with foreign countries, taking bribes Vs. Clinton= having an affaire

    • Erica Espinosa | October 15, 2019 at 2:11 AM | Reply

      Oh definately. Huge difference

    • angela bluebird60 | October 15, 2019 at 11:15 AM | Reply

      Countless times worse! The Senate did not vote to remove Clinton expressly because his misconduct, and lie had nothing to do with the work of the Presidency. Trump is entirely hostile, ignorant, destructive, inept and unfit.

    • ThatShrek FromHell | October 15, 2019 at 12:23 PM | Reply

      I don’t think yall read the transcript, I URGE YOU to stop trusting the media and fact check it for yourselves, there was NOTHING in that transcript that was near “impeachment worthy”. If you dont believe me, look it up for yourselves when the senators said it themselves. If anything if Trump doesn’t get impeached (which is highly likely) it would only make a clown out of you people and support Trump even further.

  13. They impeached President Clinton because he lied about a BJ. Great job, Graham

    • manyy people have said | October 14, 2019 at 8:45 PM | Reply

      envious dog lindsay

    • bingbonga binga | October 14, 2019 at 9:38 PM | Reply

      It was purgery. The cowards in the Senate would not hold a trial.

    • BW MadDog [retired] | October 15, 2019 at 8:58 AM | Reply

      Stupe’. Clinton was impeached for lying to a grand jury, a felony. His immorality was well known and accepted by an immoral electorate.

    • hamid malik It made him feel vexed and unusual. 😄

    • Annie wether she blabbed or not it was his decision to lie to a grand jury under oath that was totally on him because the world we live in this day and age if he would have come out and said yea SHE SLOBBED ON THIS PRESIDENTIAL KNOB 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 he would have assumed office and kept getting head 🤣🤣🤣👅💦

  14. Patrick Martin | October 14, 2019 at 7:22 PM | Reply

    Clinton knew how to run country. Trump runs a con game to line his pockets with green.

    • bingbonga binga | October 14, 2019 at 9:32 PM | Reply

      Patrick Martin Hillary tried to run a bimbo catching operation. But stupid could not keep his pants buttoned up.

    • President of the Virgin Islands | October 14, 2019 at 9:33 PM | Reply

      Yep, when Clinton left office we had a budget surplus. When trump leaves we will have the biggest deficit ever. He will have bankrupted the country just like all his other failures.

    • bingbonga binga | October 14, 2019 at 9:33 PM | Reply

      Patrick Martin oh and Hillary was to stupid to win the election. That is why the Democrats are screwed.

    • “Clinton knew how to run country” 26 rides on the lolita express to lolita island was a sure fire way to keep the country “humming” ….

  15. Chris Universe | October 14, 2019 at 7:44 PM | Reply

    This seems like a set-up for failure due to the fact that we would rely on corrupt republicans to grow a conscience and vote for the people and not themselves.

  16. ExPFC Wintergreen v2.0 | October 14, 2019 at 7:59 PM | Reply

    *of members present

    If they’re not there, then they can keep their hands clean 🤔

  17. The fact that most of Trump’s wounds are self inflicted proves that he’s not very smart or savvy.

    • @blob darkass That is why Pelosi has been sitting on a deal that would be great for the country but bad for the DNC. I guess you would have rather for Trump to have done as every President has done since Bill Clinton allowed our manufacturing companies to move out of the US whike we have lost 500 billion to to China in trade and they have been stealing our intellectual property for over 20 years. You either enjoy getting screwed or you are from China. Liberal proganda has got you!! Try doing your own research intead of blindly following!!!

    • Really? Who is the moron who can’t see what is really going on? Who keeps voting for the SOS expecting different results? You’re 24 TRILLION in debt with 125 TRILLION in unfunded liabilities and rather than ask questions and side with the newest guy in DC who has never held political office so nothing can be his fault you side with those who suckered you out of 24 trillion with nothing to show for it while trusting them to fix it this time if you just vote for them one more time.

      Now that’s STUPID.

    • BW MadDog [retired] | October 15, 2019 at 8:59 AM | Reply

      Funny. We the People haven’t had the choice to vote for a president who was for us little guys since JFK. We really will vote for a lion who protects us, warts and all. We are better off than we have been for most of my life.

    • Most of Trumps “wounds” are fake news the media invents an then runs with for a year because they are all biased against Trump.

  18. Sen. Graham now that your president committed a crime, would you “cleanse” the office of the president?


  20. Hey, if Trump doesn’t resign he has the possibility of being the first president to be impeached and removed from office

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