Trump’s Bribery Apprentice? How Failed Bribery Plot Put Governor In Prison For 14 Years | MSNBC

Trump's Bribery Apprentice? How Failed Bribery Plot Put Governor In Prison For 14 Years | MSNBC 1


MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber reports on a troubling case for Pres. Trump’s Ukraine scandal — how Governor Rod Blagojevich’s failed bribery plot led to his impeachment, and a conviction that landed him in jail for 14 years. The former “Apprentice” contestant was caught on tape seeking a bribe in exchange for appointing the replacement for Barack Obama’s senate seat. The legal precedent shows how a politician can be convicted for a bribery felony, even when the plot fails, and how under the law, “merely demanding” a bribe without receiving it constitutes the crime of bribery. Melber also reports that Trump discussed pardoning Blagojevich in comments after Trump’s infamous call with Ukraine’s President, which Congress is investigating as a potential bribery solicitation. Aired on 11/26/19.
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Trump's Bribery Apprentice? How Failed Bribery Plot Put Governor In Prison For 14 Years | MSNBC

44 Comments on "Trump’s Bribery Apprentice? How Failed Bribery Plot Put Governor In Prison For 14 Years | MSNBC"

  1. There has not been a President in the US since Obama left. All that squats in the WH now is a Russian asset.

  2. Who around Trump is not a criminal. Very few.

    • @V At least Nixon was smart!! He resigned……

    • @An Sar that’s easy how about 7 billion dollars laundered through the Ukraine by the Obama Administration which Joe Biden got 14 million dollars from and that’s why Obama is not supporting Joe Biden with his campaign because he knows old Joe is going down with his son

    • @John Dowling
      Even if Buden did go down Trump is still a failure and career criminal. What else you got? Facts only. NOT LIES.

  3. If he had a jury full of people that needed him to stay in power, he would’ve been acquitted.

  4. Michael Simmons | November 26, 2019 at 9:35 PM | Reply

    I needed that Obama moment! thank you!

  5. Denise Richardson | November 26, 2019 at 9:47 PM | Reply

    Excellent reporting! Quid Pro Quo comparison!! Trump is a hypocrit!!!

  6. INSTANTDOPELORD | November 26, 2019 at 9:50 PM | Reply

    Ahhhhh!! The good ol days.. 🥺

    • INSTANTDOPELORD It’s becoming more clear every day that Obama’s administration was the most corrupt this country has ever seen.

  7. From the Audacity of Hope, to the Audacity of a Dope!

  8. shimmy 1973 Schermerhorn | November 26, 2019 at 9:51 PM | Reply

    How do you spell bribery: t r u m p

  9. Happy_Zebra_86 | November 26, 2019 at 9:52 PM | Reply

    Wish they had Trump wire tapped 🧩

  10. Elvis would be turning in his grave

  11. 😭😥 oh how I miss President Obama

  12. INSTANTDOPELORD | November 26, 2019 at 9:54 PM | Reply

    “That’s bad, and that’s not even the smoking 🔫.” 🤣 🤣 🤣

  13. When America had class, morals, and eloquence…sighhh

  14. Ingram is a fake blonde 👱🏼‍♀️

  15. Lived in Illinois when Blagojevich was the crooked Governor!! Ughh and Ryan and lived in Crook County I have has enough of corruption!!

  16. I look forward to the day America says, “You’re Fired!” to the guy who made that his tagline.
    Because that day marks the day when it’s possible that t’rump gets Blagojevich’ed and dragged off to prison.

  17. “I would like you to do us a favor though …” = Quid Pro Quo = Tit for Tat!

    If the school yard bully comes up to you on the playground, at recess, and says, “I’ll let you keep your lunch, if you give me 5 bucks!”

    My “new” crystal clear “Quid Pro Quo” for all the tRump Supporters who just don’t get it!

  18. Grandraplady akaAMB | November 26, 2019 at 10:18 PM | Reply

    “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.”

    • Grandraplady akaAMB Are you talking about the Clinton Foundation and the hundreds of millions they received from Russia? Or the Bidens and the millions they took from Ukraine?

  19. Grandraplady akaAMB | November 26, 2019 at 10:20 PM | Reply

    “was there a quid pro quo, the answer is yes”

  20. Grrrr. You just made me watch more of The Apprentice than I’d ever seen before. Excuse me. I have to disinfect my eyeballs.

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