‘Unnerved’: Trump Fears Unpredictable Impeachment Trial | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

As President Trump’s “judgement day” looms, The New York Times reports Trump is “increasingly unnerved” about the uncertainty of his impeachment trial. Now, all eyes turn to the United States Senate as they are no longer functioning as a “legislative body,” but a “partial-courtroom” for the impeachment trial of Trump. Referencing Clinton’s Senate impeachment trial, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber provides a “citizen’s pamphlet and viewer guide,” on what to expect from Trump’s trial, including the duties of the House Impeachment Managers, Trump’s legal team and Chief Justice Roberts, why you won’t hear Senators’ speak during the trial and how the rules are not “set in stone,” and could potentially allow for more witnesses. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. ). Aired on 01/20/20.
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'Unnerved': Trump Fears Unpredictable Impeachment Trial | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC


  1. a FAIR trial with witnesses and documents is the only solution. Any actions to block witnesses and documents is clearly attempts to cover up a criminal act!

    1. We need to raise the Voice of the People by calling the offices of our reps, along with our, “reps,” to convey our stance on impeachment and a fair Senate Hearing-complete with witnesses and document evidence. We make our Voice relentless by sheer number when we ask our friends and families to do the same. US Senate 202-225-3121, US House 202-224-3121. The record needs to reflect the People stood up and spoke up!

    2. Ansonidak of Course this jury was selected! ALL jury are selected. Oh my God. 😂. This Jury are members of CONGRESS. that’s what Congress does. And we now have a Democrat because we VOTED last year to have one. Remember? 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

  2. Have Donald Trump testify then.
    He started this whole mess.
    You can’t get a witness more “firsthand” than that.

    1. I would love him to get caught lying to Congress, as he can’t speak for more than 30 seconds without telling a lie. Let him testify, its part of Due Process, along with witnesses and evidentiary documents. They don’t want witnesses, as any of his cabinet or Rudy are subject to prosecution and jail for lying to Congress, unfortunately even if Trump lies and is caught, he can only be kicked out of office…no jail.

    2. For certain individual(s) here who repeatedly question what Trump did wrong, this is the response. If Trump did nothing wrong as he claims then he should have no problems testifying to that fact. He should also have no qualms with bringing in Mulvaney, Pence, Pompeo, Bolton, Conway, Nunes, Giuliani, Ivanka, and Kushner to testify as well.

    1. Yeah, like if the house dumb dumbs had any real evidence of high crimes he’d be able to get away with it. All the left has done is made Trump out to be a unstoppable force of legendary power. At the raise of his hand he is able to get away with the most heinous of crimes they cry out. He cannot be defeated by his sheer cunning ability to deceive all those around him. Including all us dim dems. Nothing can phase him! He’s just…just…to powerful.


  3. Amazing how we, the American people, wave our flag and point our finger at other countries for being corrupt.
    Wake up America, the country needs a new direction, end Citizens United

  4. “On Tuesday the Senate will stop functioning as a legislative body” yeah, pretty sure it stopped functioning like that four years ago…

    1. @Reg U Nah, I think the top tier of the FBI are either fired, retired, or under criminal investigation for fake FISA warrants, leaking classified information, lying under oath………

    2. @Randy Smith lmao yaaa right on the thing that kills me about Obama is he gave soleimani that money to buy those ballistic missiles that he just fired at us not too long ago thanks Obama oh my God that was our president let’s not make that mistake again

    3. If ever there was a “staged trial” this is it. The fixed is in. Whoever heard of a trial where witnesses and documents are prohibited. Our democracy is in the balance.

    4. @Lonnie Simpson that’s why the media pushes their agenda but they don’t realize that’s going to push another civil war if they’re not careful I feel sorry for people who hate Trump and don’t know why

    1. @Sux_2_B_U This is called projection. Because you’re ignorant, guillible, stupid, hate-filled, impotent and angry, you apply these labels to other people.

    2. Boudica. And re-elected, after beating the haters charges in the senate, lol. We will rub it in your face afterwards. Trump 2020!! Don Jr., 2024!!!

    3. @Sux_2_B_U
      Maybe millions of high school students will pass their AP US HISTORY TEST with Trump’s knowledge of US HISTORY.

      I had to write an essay about the time “our army men took over the airports in 1776”, so I listened to his speech on the 4th of July last year, and barely passed!

      Thank you, Mr. Trump. I need you to help me get through college, too!!

    1. @lord of the Sith liberal slayer the Democrats and left wing have been on the attack for the last 3 years instead of just helping us American people we need help we don’t need people fighting with each other this is ridiculous Donald Trump is helping if anybody is even noticed for a half a second or even looked at some of the things he’s done which I have it’s kind of obvious he’s helping. Duu it does not take a rocket scientist to see that he’s helping so obviously if you do not like Donald Trump it’s simply because you don’t like Donald Trump here’s my advice if you love America and you want it to be a nice place to live let this man stay in office he’s helping things have gotten a lot better you’d have to be blind not to see that wild Barack Obama gave soleimani billions of dollars so he could buy those ballistic missiles he shot at us just lately but I’ll present it now I said no no no this is America you do not mess with us and he took him out that’s what we’re supposed to do with terrorists we do not deal with them we do not give them money mister Obama

    2. @gudgen2004 agreed !!! Every single Democrat is a pandering, sniveling , identity politician bootlicker. Total weasels who represent grevince oriented groups that have culture envy !!!

    3. @lord of the Sith liberal slayer oh my God you nailed it culture Envy you won’t get them to admit that but I believe that’s exactly what it is they’re envious of what we have built and we did it with hard work not diversity

    4. @gudgen2004 correct !! Look at those ny skyscraper pictures . Those are all precious, precious white people. Slavery was located In The south and the south has always been dirt poor , so how much did slavery really build ?

    5. @Josh S Anyone susceptible to confirmation bias has limited intelligence, so don’t feel bad. You’re not the only ignoramus.

    1. @Bigly Muffdivr Ha.I doubt you pay taxes. Clearly you’re not educated to lump all people simply for ethnicity . And no I’m not Latino.

      You don’t sound competent enough to work at McDonald’s 😂

    2. I don’t understand how this administration sets their own rules in how the Trail is going to be…sounds fishy!!

  5. American politics will be the downfall of the empire just like Rome. It’s empire fell due to crooks infiltrating and running the system.

    1. Rome fell because the rich got richer, the poor got poorer and the middle class got squeezed out. No one to pay the tax’s so the whole lot went up the Swanee.
      Sounding familiar yet?

    2. @Another Little Piece of My Art no one told me that you were in charge of the comment section and I needed to check with you before I made a comment.

    3. That is something of an over simplification. I did wade my way through Gibbons’ Decline and Fall years ago, and yes, I do feel as though I am living through the decline and fall of the American empire .

  6. Clinton was Impeached for lying ONE TIME! Trump has been verified in 3 years having lied 12,000 + lies! Trump must be removed.

    1. @James K. Boyle said he doesn’t know Lev :lie
      Said he didn’t withhold money from the Ukraine:lie
      Finish building the wall(lol😂):lie
      Wiped out al queda/Isis :lie
      Skimmed money out of a charity:fraud
      Says windmills cause cancer(lmao😂):lie
      Said the hurricane was headed for Georgia and it wasn’t so he drew on the map with a Sharpie(lmao😂😂😂😂)to change the area hurricane was predicted:lie and altering an official weather map
      Said he knows more about *insert any subject here* :lie

    2. TampaDaves wow. And that’s ok with his supporters. Scary. Many years ago, Trump told a reporter that his father once advised him if he ever gets caught in anything, just lie and lie and keep lying. Eventually people will believe you. Imagine a parent giving such advice to their child.

      “Some people are so poor all the have is money” Bob Marley

  7. You won’t have a fair trial unless you take Lindsey Graham moscow Mitch out they will not be true to there oath.

    1. IMAGINE the looks on the Faces of the LIBERAL SOCIALIST DUMBOCRATS if TRUMP wins in 2020?? PRICELESS 😁😁😁

    2. That glove was soaked in blood by Detective Furman…instead of proving his guilt the glove shrank and got OJ simpson acquitted…Judge Ito crying…a low point in criminal justice!…

  8. There is a Spanish saying that says.
    Tell me who you hang around with.
    And I will tell you who you are.
    Donald Trump hang around with criminals and con men .🐍🐍🤪

    1. The origin of this proverb is attributed to Seneque. A Greek Philosopher from Antiquity. It was translated in all languages in Europe and probably much further.

  9. Trump’s Lawyer Ken Starr: “Sleeping with your White House secretary is an Impeachable offence”… And sleeping with Vladimir Putin and having a high-five Celebration with Russians in the Oval Office is Not?. 👍😉

    1. @M. Rodrigo LemusFBI director J.Edgar Hoover was considered an expert on Communist infiltration. Here is an interview he gave between 1947-1950. How can you tell a Communist? It is possible that a concealed Communist may hide in the most unsuspected and unlikely place. He is trained in deceit and uses cleverly camouflaged movements to conceal his real purposes. But he may frequently be detected by certain characteristics. He will always espouse the cause of Soviet Russia over that of the United States. His viewpoint and position will shift with each change in the Communist party’line’. He will utilize a language of’double talk’-referring to the Soviet dominated countries as democracies and complain that the United States is imperialistic. He will attempt to infiltrate and gain control of organizations and subvert them to the use of the party. Sounds like trumpy boy. What better place to hide than in OUR HOUSE? Sorry I piggybacked your conversation.

    2. That reminds me of when Obama told the Russian leader that he would have more flexibility after the election.

    1. @Sara Brant The popular vote of the American people was NOT for trump. If not for treason, trump would have not acted at all. He is a wholly owned asset of Vladimir Putin.

    2. @Sara Brant If there is no evidence, then why won’t they allow witnesses huh? Why do they need to vote on whether to force witnesses? If it’s to be an impartial bipartisan issue than surely they would want as many testimonies as possible.

  10. Trump’s greatest Fear = Facing the TRUTH! His whole life has been a fabrication of the worst kind imaginable!

    1. The 1st of the 3 Presidents that HAVE been Impeached during their 1st term and he won’t even reach 3 full years in office until Jan 21st 2020.

  11. “cherished system of justice” – seems pretty useless to me if it can’t even remove someone as inept and corrupt as Donald Trump, a danger to the planet not just the USA.

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