‘Unthinkable’: Top Obama Legal Mind On What Happens If Trump ‘Won’t Concede’ | MSNBC

'Unthinkable': Top Obama Legal Mind On What Happens If Trump 'Won’t Concede' | MSNBC 1

 

MSNBC's Neal Katyal joins The Beat in the latest edition of "Opening Arguments" to discuss updates in the battle over SCOTUS. Katyal responds to Speaker Pelosi's warning the House could decide the upcoming election. Katyal also asserts Democrats should focus their questions during Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing on "the transformational nature of this appointment" and the "rush to jam her through because the President's afraid he's going to lose in November." (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 09/28/2020.
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'Unthinkable': Top Obama Legal Mind On What Happens If Trump 'Won’t Concede' | MSNBC

104 Comments on "‘Unthinkable’: Top Obama Legal Mind On What Happens If Trump ‘Won’t Concede’ | MSNBC"

  1. Mango Mussolini | September 28, 2020 at 8:02 PM | Reply

    Most corrupt President in American history. At least Nixon had enough shame to resign.

    • Frank RenewablesCheap | September 28, 2020 at 11:08 PM | Reply

      Nixon was told by Republican senators that if he didn’t resign, they had the votes to remove him. Today’s republican senators are useless.

    • @Christine King This is why all the corrupt folks that stands by trump must go too! From Mitch, Lindsey, Rand, Ted you name it. We have the power to ignore the idiots saying don’t vote or stay with trump but that can’t happen #VoteBlue to change this system!

    • Christopher Romo | September 28, 2020 at 11:09 PM | Reply

      Mark Haddox you are full of crap

    • vote red Trump 2020 | September 28, 2020 at 11:10 PM | Reply

      @S Robin obama was president of the welfare dept putting hes in women’s restrooms because they wanted to show off what they didn’t have instead of going behind a tree and lifting their leg .handing out free cell phones for votes .stealing money from the working Americans which he hates.

    • Mango Mussolini Obviously you have not heard about Barack Hussein Obama. What happened? Were you in a deep coma during his “presidency”?

  2. Hello everyone, please take your seats, buckle the belt, and grip on for dear life … this ride is far from over!

  3. Trump will do anything to win. He is dangerous.

    • He’s a legit psychopath. He is not right in the head.

    • Katherine Raven | September 28, 2020 at 9:27 PM | Reply

      @C M 😬😔

    • Katherine Raven | September 28, 2020 at 9:28 PM | Reply

      @The Tweatles … and….
      the point of this comment is… ???

    • Thats why the Votes must be undeniable and by the hundred millions… every one that has not drank the poison kool-aid must vote blue down ballot. GA, FL, NC, SC, KY MI, PA, WI , WY all of them needs to be voted out. Esp Trump, Mitch and all the sidekicks along with the rest of the corrupted repubs, Lindsey, Ted, Rand the list goes on. They all must retire & don’t feel bad because they all have money & businesses to outlast several generations. What are we waiting on? We have the power… Enough is enough!
      (Sorry for the rant, I’m so over this mess) #VoteBidenHarris2020

    • The Halloween Warrior | September 28, 2020 at 9:58 PM | Reply

      Just like the Devil!

  4. It’s time for America to stop ignoring and start addressing its Christian extremist problem.

    • I can’t see Any difference between the Taliban and Christian Extremists that really have nothing do do with Christianity. Amy forgot, long ago one of the most basic of Christian admonitions to “Heal the Sick” She, who would strip health insurance during pandemic. At best, she is a Pharisee, hypocrite, false prophet. But not a Christian.

    • Richards Family | September 28, 2020 at 9:58 PM | Reply

      @Mary Hunter That’s because your hard-of-heart. You’re blind to the good and delight and celebrate those who do evil killing our defenceless little brothers and sisters. Your’e the Taliban and Hezbollah supporter.

    • @Mary Hunter I assume the “Amy” you write of is Amy Barrett of People of Praise. I know nothing of this sect and little of her, so I can neither agree nor disagree with your _takfir_ on her Christianity.

      Speaking on a topic with which I’m better acquainted, “Heal the sick” was an instruction Jesus gave to the Disciples, making it important, but not “basic,” a more general instruction, applicable to everyone, was “Judge not, that ye be not judged.”

    • @Richards Family I do believe your “professed” spiritual leader said something along the line that “Judgement is mind, sayeth the Lord.” Do i see a beam in that eye of yours? Hard proof of your hypocracy. Celebrate those who do evil killing? Please explain the 200,000 bodies of innocents on the White House Lawn? I didn’t do that or support your Dear Leader as the blood drips from his tiny hands. Personally I don’t approve of abortion, I assume that is what you are talking about. But I am wise enough to know that a personal moral can be a cruel and deadly public policy, so don’t go there. If you can’t understand the difference between doing the RIGHT thing and doing the MORAL thing. keep your pseudo religion, it does more harm than good. Yes, i harbor a righteous anger for the perversion of my faith by folk like you. Was Christ being kindly as he turned over the tables of the money changers? Consider your table turned over.

    • @eric marie No, North America is a continent.

  5. Leslie Williams | September 28, 2020 at 8:13 PM | Reply

    Trump is killing , American democracy. Trump is the divider , of America. Vote Biden & Harris 2020.

  6. No, he doesn’t want to go to jail.

  7. TheCultLeader In Chief | September 28, 2020 at 8:17 PM | Reply

    The movie of an old con man who fooled 40% of his poorly educated Americans.

    • LOL His only paying $750 income tax means his KNUCKLE DRAGGERS had to pay more. For some odd reason they don’t seem to comprehend that.

    • @Estela Cabus Some are coming out of the Cult of Personality, I have a cousin, big Drumpf supporter but Will vote Biden this year because of the Lousy Job Drumpf is doing.

    • @Laura Evenhouse I have tried tikk I’m BLUE in the face to try and make them see the wrong they will be doing voting for Trump. These people are completely uninformed voters. They have not a clue what the possible outcome could be if he is reelected Allow me to direct you back to some of their comments and you will clearly see my point As for the nasty comments, It absolutely enrages me when someone is voting because they think it’s a joke and are completely void of all logic in this situation!! Also, it seems to be the only way to communicate with them

    • Jeremiah Sandstrom | September 28, 2020 at 10:56 PM | Reply

      @notably Iamnothehero What?

    • Jeremiah Sandstrom | September 28, 2020 at 10:58 PM | Reply

      @notably Iamnothehero Aren’t respond and react (sorry to not put those words in bold) on the same level of meaning to some extent?

  8. A conflict of interest is an impeachable offense if she in fact does act on dumb donalds behalf

  9. Trump’s nominee will always be regarded as a Trump lackey no matter how great a supreme court judge she may be. Her biography will always be tarnished by her Trump association.

  10. The only election fraud is done by Donald j Putin. ☝️🤔 America or trump

    • @Just Me its true. Nee reports are saying Clinton colluded with Russia. There was a 3 year investigation into Trumps collusion allegations and they found ZERO evidence.
      Typical leftist move. Point fingers at somebody else for committing a crime that you yourself are committing. Takes attention off you. Democrats are DemonRats. You’ll see eventually.

    • @Jon R actually there is tons of evidence of Trump’s campaign colluding with Russia. It is literally in the Mueller report. Sigh you people are so gullible.

    • JJSMJ omg😂😂😂 ur dumb.. mueller and his team are being investigated for all the lies they did during this investigation! There was no Russia conclusion! What do u not get..! I hope they try to impeach a gain for no reason because then his poles number will go up more

    • @JJSMJ wasn’t mueller a left over from the previous administration and specifically told by said administration to “go after Trump”? Or sething to that effect.

    • @JJSMJ I think believing in a debunked report is being gullible

  11. SuperUbermensch | September 28, 2020 at 8:31 PM | Reply

    Any President who indicates they won’t leave should be ejected forthwith.

    • SuperUbermensch
      Exactly..

    • Don R. Mueller, Ph.D. | September 28, 2020 at 9:56 PM | Reply

      Joe Biden’s marbles were ejected from his head long ago. But don’t “mentia” his dementia did I “mentia” that?

    • Don R. Mueller, Ph.D.
      And he’s still a f/:;:/-ing genius compared to tRump.

    • Our government was designed to have a congress to check the president. But political parties have defeated that check. The senate could have EASILY taken down Trump. But the corruption and evil goes far deeper than Trump.

    • Head of secret service: “Plan to remove him out of the office after bunker boy loses in Jan 2021…We’re on it”👍

      Secret service man-Tom in a meeting with the majority of the secret service personnel: Okay guys…how are we going to decide who throws the orange turd out in Jan when he loses?
      Secret service man-Steve: Straws?
      Secret service woman-Carol: Draw names from a hat?
      Secret service man Tom: Okay I will draw names out of a hat. We will do this on Christmas Eve after bunker boy eats his regular huuuge Christmas dinner. It will be one great Christmas present for whoever wins.
      All secret service: Woooo hoooo!! 👏👏👏

      **Any neg comments from the orange cult’s morons will be ignored.

  12. Trump is literally telling people the options he holds to get around accepting the voice of the American people. Think about this!

  13. leaping kitties | September 28, 2020 at 8:32 PM | Reply

    What do you mean if? He is not going to quit until he is absolutely cornered. VOTE!

    • Derrick Connolly | September 28, 2020 at 10:53 PM | Reply

      That’s the most amazing thing about Trump. He doesn’t quit. He’s a work alcoholic. And he does all this for nothing. Now what’s your issue again.

    • He’ll quit when he’s dead. It’s the only way to “be sure”

    • Look up Muammar Gaddafi. An actual dictator that met a bad end. Self destructive behavior does seem to be part of the pathology. Hundreds of millions of dollars in debt and Trump keeps spending and frauding.

  14. Taralya Mcdonough | September 28, 2020 at 8:33 PM | Reply

    Since the democrats aren’t fighting Barrot’s nomination, they had better all agree to extend the Supreme Court. I’m going to be so mad if they don’t !

    • They will…along with the other 1 million things Trump destroyed…….

    • *THEY HAVE NO WAY TO BLOCK IT*
      *THE REPUBLICANS HAVE A SENATE MAJORITY* *AND THEY’VE ALREADY SAID THEY’LL APPOINT* *A JUSTICE SIGHT UNSEEN*
      *BEFORE YOU GET MAD YOU SHOULD LEARN HOW YOUR GOVERNMENT ACTUALLY WORKS*
      *STOP VOTING IN SO MANY REPUBLICAN SENATORS GODDAMMIT*

    • Awwww you’re going to be so mad ? =(

    • I hope you stay mad. Please look i to our constitution and why it was written the way it was. There is a reason for everything and everything was debated for a long time. It is absurd narcissism to think you are going to come up with something better.

  15. philosophicalreason | September 28, 2020 at 8:35 PM | Reply

    This is just the beginning,Trump already said even if he is re-elected he will get a third term and wont leave.

  16. citizenschallengeYT | September 28, 2020 at 8:41 PM | Reply

    Tearing the country apart is exactly what Donald Trump is all about.

    • It has nothing to do with Trump. Trump’s boss, Putin, wants to destroy the US, and everything he does, or gets his surrogate, Trump, to push through, is geared to this purpose.

    • @Jon R – Funny, but wasn’t it Trump’s own DOJ which found HIM in cahoots with Russia?

    • @Lana2k6 they were left overs from the previous administration and were told to continue to dig by Obama.
      And what did they find? Obviously nothing worth impeachment. It was a witch hunt.

    • notably Iamnothehero | September 28, 2020 at 10:48 PM | Reply

      🦆@Tony Hovgaard
      Joe Biden is also a draft dodger. He managed to avoid 5 times due to ‘asthma’ while being a ‘lifeguard’!
      😆😆😆😆😆

    • @notably Iamnothehero you know he really does have asthma. But where were you when it was time for you to serve.oh you were chickenshit coward. Already have something in common you’re both cowards. By the way more on your talking to you a veteran Vietnam era disabled from my service. What would you like to say to me now you chickenshit piece of s***

  17. Arrest him and take away his passport and freeze his bank accounts and prosecute the LIAR IN CHIEF and also prosecute on TREASON!!

  18. • Massachusetts • | September 28, 2020 at 8:59 PM | Reply

    If there’s an electoral tie, they should just go off popular vote. It’s about what the people want as president. Not land mass.

  19. Trump doesn’t care about democracy or anything but himself.

  20. Tyrannical Trump worry about democracy? I don’t think so!

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