Trump Trial Nightmare? WH Aides Have Legal Duty To Testify | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

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Donald Trump’s impeachment is teeing up a clash over whether the Senate will call witnesses to testify about his Ukraine plot, and in this special report, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber breaks down how cabinet officials have a Constitutional obligation to testify. The segment reports on basic fact often overlooked in recent impeachment debates, many of the witnesses key to the case have already testified before Congress several times over matters far less important than the Ukraine scandal that got Trump impeached, including current government officials like Sec. Pompeo and Atty. Gen Barr. Aired on 12/20/19.
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Trump Trial Nightmare? WH Aides Have Legal Duty To Testify | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

82 Comments on "Trump Trial Nightmare? WH Aides Have Legal Duty To Testify | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC"

  1. David Schlessinger | December 20, 2019 at 11:32 PM | Reply

    “WH Aides Have Legal Duty To Testify” – the key is they have a legal duty. They purposely ignore that duty.

    • David Schlessinger | December 20, 2019 at 11:52 PM | Reply

      @Kevin Mcneil Yeah….hilarious. The same imbeciles who claim – ‘Why can’t be have witnesses?!?!?’ And now that the Senate has to host a trial…magically – ‘No witnesses.’ Imbeciles.

    • Chase Rayfield | December 21, 2019 at 2:54 AM | Reply

      @David Schlessinger This was nothing more than a baseless smear campaign by the Democrats.

    • @Chase Rayfield 😂😂😂

    • @Chase Rayfield baseless really ! fuckoof you Russian POS…trump and the entire GOP are corrupt and acting in the best interests of Russia, you supporting trump makes you an enemy of the state. Congress should declare trump an enemy of the state!

  2. Let Trump stew. It’s eating him alive.

    • @a. barker That I will admit was uncalled for and just plain stupid. One of his unforced erors. At least I am fair and objective, unlike liberals who are craven idiots.

    • Patrick Bullard | December 21, 2019 at 8:11 PM | Reply

      @Nell philpott A sophisticated legal argument there Nell. Don’t be embarrassed.

    • @Billy Pardew Don’t worry you pretty little head. We are already laughing at YOU.


  3. personalsafetykam | December 21, 2019 at 12:11 AM | Reply

    “Get used to it”

    “Drug deal “

  4. The Real Patriot | December 21, 2019 at 12:13 AM | Reply

    No witnesses cause he is guilty

    • The Real Patriot | December 21, 2019 at 2:57 AM | Reply

      The evidence is the lack of evidence because trump obstructed them, continues to

    • @The Real Patriot list the evidence or go home. America doesn’t recognize your Soviet system as law.

    • surely you joke, mein failüre | December 21, 2019 at 4:14 PM | Reply

      Republicans be like –
      Investigators: We’re collecting evidence.
      OJ Simpson: No. Your investigation is a fraud.
      Investigators: Alright. Sorry for bothering you, sir. Here, take this parking ticket. Your vehicle was illegally parked at Nicole’s place.
      OJ Simpson: Those bloody gloves are going to stay in my safe until I can burn them.

  5. Why even spend any time talking about fricking legal duty. There has been and will be none from the WH. Have you not been paying attention?

  6. Peter Schotanus | December 21, 2019 at 1:38 AM | Reply

    A ‘witness’ can be a lot of things. Of course there have been human witnesses already who the GOP calls career-burocrats, in line with their Führer who has to insult good people every day. But there are enough other substantiating, circumstantial, non-disputed tv/radio/interview/tweet material witnesses.
    This sham of a president should be ttied himsélf, he’s in hiding behind lawyers and court-cases.
    Trump must be grand-juried himself. I bet ya, after max. 1 minute he’ll already have perjured himself. Not that he would realize it. He’s just a pathological f*cking liar.
    And before he takes the stand there must be Bolton, Mulvaney, Barr, Pompeo and Giuliani.
    And all requested documents must be released.
    All of this is witness material so all of it should be brought to the trial.

    • Exactly!!!… The Only way you could Possibly get the TRUTH out of T-Rump would be to hook him up to a LIE DETECTOR TEST MACHINE!!!!… but then you run the chance of it Blowing Up the Entire Machine!!!😜😝😣😒😡

  7. So many men shamelessly willing to sell their soul, betray their oath of office and be emasculated by a con-man which will surely end up in the trash bin of history.

    • So many & WOMEN willing to $ell their soul? Yes it’s what the people Voted when they put their Trust in others instead of Controlling our Society😉

    • Patrick Bullard | December 21, 2019 at 8:08 PM | Reply

      @MAK Wha? Take your meds.

    • 1952mclean ; “That incompetent , lying ,
      extortionist, corrupt, Illigitimate excuse of a president is already in a trash bin 🗑 that he has created “. That, my fellow Americans is writing on the Rational Wall of Honesty !!!

    • You should meet the guy’s at work that voted for Trump I told them from the begining .He was more corrupt than Hillary .that was before he was elected .

    • charles richards | December 21, 2019 at 10:37 PM | Reply

      1952mclean so true

  8. Justin Brazelton | December 21, 2019 at 1:47 AM | Reply

    Only the guilty one hides evedince.

  9. ShrekMAN Castle | December 21, 2019 at 2:17 AM | Reply

    Pompeo is one McDonald’s away from a triple heart bypass

    • McDonalds need to stop selling those “Obama Meals” order anything on the menu and make the guy behind you pay for it….

    • @Billy Cole II but then the guy behind them paying for it is paying for it without his own money. He’s paying it with a pocket full of lunch money given to him by his daddy. And what’s funny is you’re trying to be smart Obama and his wife does not even eat fast food. So there are no Obama meals more like Trump dump meals. You’re so dumb it’s pathetic I might be going to laugh at you,you’re just sad.

    • @Catnipfumar Next time you go to McD’s , look on the menu, it’s up there…lol

    • Patrick Bullard | December 21, 2019 at 8:15 PM | Reply

      @Billy Cole II Still being a racist there hey billy?

  10. SAVE DEMOCRACY , save America , make America Great AGAIN – remove TRUMPET NOW

  11. Fernando Castillo | December 21, 2019 at 3:04 AM | Reply

    They won’t testify because they’re all GUILTY!

  12. Come on DOJ. Lock him up. No one is above the law.

    • California Girl | December 21, 2019 at 9:14 AM | Reply

      What is with our justice system? If any American ignored a supeona or didn’t show up in court there would be a bench warrant out for our arrest. So the White house says don’t testify and they listen to Trump instead of the law or God forbid their own morality?

    • Raymond – are you asking trump’s DOJ to do the right thing? Not gonna happen as long as Barr is trump’s AG.

    • He never committed a crime. It’s call executive privilege. Dems have to go to the courts and let the judge decide who testifies. That is the process. Dems don’t have time to go to court so they just charge him with obstructing Congress.

  13. No matter what happens the GOP has lost credibility for at least a generation, until people forget this debacle.

    • JUDITH MORNEAU | December 21, 2019 at 1:22 PM | Reply

      History will always be there to report on his IMPEACHMENT…

    • Considering that Trump only win by a small margin the three or 4 states that gave him a majority electoral votes, ha may not survive 2020 if only a small margin of Republicans, independents, and DINOs change their perspectives and vote Dem. It will be real close. However, the Republicans are very good at cheating, so…….

    • surely you joke, mein failüre | December 21, 2019 at 4:12 PM | Reply

      Republicans be like –
      Investigators: We’re collecting evidence.
      OJ Simpson: No. Your investigation is a fraud.
      Investigators: Alright. Sorry for bothering you, sir. Here, take this parking ticket. Your vehicle was illegally parked at Nicole’s place.
      OJ Simpson: Those bloody gloves are going to stay in my safe until I can burn them.

    • @Saint Scanderbeg I predicted that when the libards took back the House….

    • Manderson You mean unamerican royalists.

  14. hold their feet to the fire until all their flesh is burnt, lousy, no good rotten scoundrels. Are we great yet people?? i believe not.

  15. Lisa Barrett-Smith | December 21, 2019 at 4:19 AM | Reply

    How can the Republicans blame the Impeachment trial for NOT having any first hand witnesses, when the first hand witnesses are refusing to testify. And to top it off they are NOT testifying because Drump told them not to. Isn’t going against a subpoena against the law, and isn’t Drump party to the law? If that’s not pots and kettles I don’t know what is.

  16. They will not testify because they will lie and get in legal trouble.

  17. Mister Quantum | December 21, 2019 at 4:26 AM | Reply

    Fact check: Trump and his cohorts don’t care about the law so you better start impeaching and arresting EVERYONE!

    • @voodooblue61 blue I think it was your boy obama who said, “There are consequences to elections” House Dems ran a kangaroo court, now Nancy can send it to the Republican senate…what do you think will happen? buwhahahahahahha and Trump is still your president…Merry Christmas…

    • voodooblue61 blue | December 21, 2019 at 6:58 PM | Reply

      @Billy Cole II Oh how cute- you are repeating deranged Chump’s talking points- like “kangaroo court.” Yes elections do have consequences- like when a lying, cheating, draft dodging orange baboon somehow gets elected fake president than the baboon sh*t will fly! Maybe you would like to go to court and have the jurors openly say they think you are guilty and do not want to hear any evidence. See how you like that! Talk about a “kangaroo court!”

    • Patrick Bullard | December 21, 2019 at 8:03 PM | Reply

      @MAK Nah it doesn’t sorry.

    • Patrick Bullard | December 21, 2019 at 8:04 PM | Reply

      @Billy Cole II Racist much billy?

    • who is telling the truth cnn or fox

  18. Sheik Yo Booty | December 21, 2019 at 4:29 AM | Reply

    This is a putin installed criminal enterprise folks, the pussygrabber is a national security threat

  19. #45 isn’t a king! We as the people have right to hear testimony of all involved! Put them in jail if they don’t testify

    • JUDITH MORNEAU | December 21, 2019 at 1:21 PM | Reply

      He thinks of himself as a King because he has lived his life as a b.s.scum bag…

    • this mad-dog Trump doesn’t realise or fully aware that he is a crazy dog that barking were worthless,,he is not worth a single taxpayer money to a trial, throw him into the Guantanamo Prison without any trial,stop BARKING to my CHINA,,you are a deceiver,a cheat,a betrayer and BORN a liar,,Trump`s wife love my CHINA

    • I would rather my tax dollars go towards a real trial then a fake one or golf

    • @Rod Allen and let Trump and his cronies tamper with yet another election? Do you read history? This has been done before. This is the beginning of fascism. Our elections are what sets us apart from Russia. We seem to be floating downstream in murky waters toward Putin. WHY do I think so? Trump’s OWN WORDS. The Mueller Report did not exonerate Trump. This Ukraine call tells us that this President is dangerous to our national security. He has yet to condemn Putin for what he did in our last election. He’s invited Russia into our White House several times. He’s had private meetings where he does not allow American press or transcripts released. He’s begged to our allies to have Putin readmitted to the G-7 – the guy who tampered with the symbol of our democracy. What else do you need to convince you that this President is not working FOR AMERICA- he’s working for himself. He’s a corrupt conman. His narcissistic ignorance is a danger to our country. We can’t wait – he needs consequences. I don’t know about you- but I do not accept a man of his moral character to be the President of my country. My bar is much higher than a man like Trump.

  20. Ron Iwankovitsch | December 21, 2019 at 7:05 AM | Reply

    MAGA = Moscow Agents Governing America!

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