What The House Dems’ ‘Abuse Of Power’ Argument Means | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

What The House Dems’ ‘Abuse Of Power’ Argument Means | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC 1


House Democrats have a specific strategy when it comes to impeachment – they are zeroing in on the “abuse of power” argument. MSNBC Legal Analyst Mimi Rocah and Brennan Center for Justice President Michael Waldman join Ali Velshi to explain exactly what that means and what might happen if the inquiry actually made it to a Senate trial. Aired on 10/22/19.
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What The House Dems’ ‘Abuse Of Power’ Argument Means | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

47 Comments on "What The House Dems’ ‘Abuse Of Power’ Argument Means | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC"

  1. “The terms “high crimes and misdemeanors,” in their natural sense, embrace a very large field of actions. They are broad enough to cover all criminal misconduct of the President, — all acts of commission or omission forbidden by the Constitution and the laws. To the word “misdemeanor,” indeed, is naturally attached a yet broader signification, which would embrace personal character and behavior as well as the proprieties of official conduct. Nor was, nor is, there any just reason why it should be restricted in this direction; for, in establishing a permanent national government, to insure purity and dignity, to secure the confidence of its own people and command the respect of foreign powers, it is not unfit that civil officers, and most especially the highest of all, the head of the people, should be answerable for personal demeanor.”

    • @Michael Andersen Unless you’re a Democrat. Then you can be impeached for wearing a tan suit.

    • ☠🇺🇸🇺🇸☠TRUMP 2020☠🇺🇸🇺🇸☠

    • jfsfrnd thanks for the link Jf👍🤓

    • Mike Smith 💙💙💙💙❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸❤️❤️❤️⚪️⚪️🔵🔵🔵First and for most my allegiance is to my country! Not a party or the leader! I am an American!🧐. Our country has been high jacked, sold out by a traitor fake leader. 😢😢😢

  2. Trump abuses America every time we hear his voice.

  3. Trump has sold out America that’s make him a traitor.

  4. Turku Youngester | October 22, 2019 at 7:31 PM | Reply

    Trump is not more corrupted than the rest of the Republicans. He made the Republicans to show their real face. The idea of law &order party are all full of racist, corrupt and foreign agents,

  5. trumputin’s entire term of office has been one long case of abuse of power.

  6. the rep rats are leaving the trump titanic

    • Richie Tattersall | October 23, 2019 at 1:00 AM | Reply

      At this point, our next elections are just over 1 year away, 3 Republican Senators and 17 Republican members of the House of Representatives that are up for re-election have ALREADY announced that they are not running for re-election. It makes allot more sense to walk down the Gangplank of the great ship “The Donald Trump” while it is tied to the dock, then having to jump off it later with nothing but a life-preserver while it’s sinking.

  7. The fake president can’t win without cheating.

    • @Astrobrant2 Well then mhm…mah Russia! Did Mueller let the sore losers down? What happened to Trump-Russian collusion? How is Trump a fake president? I’m sure you’re too busy frothing over Schiffs version of the Trump-Ukraine call and the deep state whistleblowers (that really weren’t whistleblowers) to know that there are investigations going on that the democrats, media as well as republicans and the rest of the swamp want to keep from you.


      How is Trump a fake president and not because you dislike him?

    • @Brian Walls You know I was going to explain to you my point of view, until you made the Russian comment. Bruh, go read the link I sent the other ‘individual’ to clarify you can read before I embark on your lack of constitutional knowledge and sigh, that conspiracy theory.

    • @CRedding94 Conspiracy theory? Your boy Trump has made a lot of “conspiracy theories” since before and during his illegitimate presidency. Here, allow me to remind you of a few:

      Trump once alleged that the Clintons had that child molester Epstein killed.
      Claimed that Sen. Ted Cruz’s father was involved in JFK’s assassination.
      That Supreme Court Justice Scalia was murdered because a pillow was found over his face.
      Said that President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower and started this “birther” movement to provide proof that he was an American citizen.
      Claimed that Muslim Americans celebrated during 911. These are just a few of the many conspiracies that your president conjured up without any evidence to the contrary. Let me also remind you that the Mueller investigation wasn’t about collusion, he was investigating Russian interference in our 2016 elections in which our own US intelligence agencies confirmed that the Commies did do just that and what did your boy [Trump] do? He believed Putin over his own intelligence agency. That Helsinki debacle was an embarrassment to our country and made us look like fools in front of the world. Countries that at one time looked up to U.S. as a beacon of hope, freedom, and prosperity and leaders against communist aggression. Now, Trump made America as hypocrites!

  8. Jacob Cleveland | October 22, 2019 at 7:55 PM | Reply

    Anyone who thinks loyalty to Trump pays off. They should talk to Paul Manafort an ask him how its working out.

  9. Gaetano Vindigni | October 22, 2019 at 7:56 PM | Reply

    Moscow Mitch enabled Russian “Trojan Horse” investments in Ky.
    Consiglieri Giuliani enabled Russian “Trojan Horse” investments into american politics to influence the 2020 republican candidates.

    They and many more republicans hold the door open to DjT’s nascent dictatorship.

  10. Well this is the fate he picked! Law is law!

  11. When was the last time our military executed politicians? 2019.

  12. Robert Hartford | October 22, 2019 at 8:04 PM | Reply

    This is simple….it means they’re abusing their power. The communists always accuse their enemies of the very thing they themselves are doing.
    It’s an old tactic.

  13. Trump is screwed. There are real men “ who actually served in Vietnam” that aren’t afraid of him.

  14. maria van duinen | October 22, 2019 at 8:29 PM | Reply

    – Putin:👍👍👍🤣😂👍👏👏🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂🤣🤣hahahahahihihihahaha!

  15. i know this is real serious but I just couldnt keep from laughing…..like watching 50 clowns come out of a mini! lolololol

  16. The paid trolls do exactly what their masters tell them.

  17. So Impeachment is about high ranking official abusing their power well Tick to Trump and his WH they nailed that .

  18. *”Abuse OF Power”,* could be a move towards a bipartisan impeachment and removal of Trump. That puts the offence on Trump as POTUS, which can leave a Republican POTUS, by allowing Pence to slide by for the moment. If The House goes for the full crime, Pence is involved, so he too would need to be removed, which would put a Dem (Pelosi), in the White House. The Dems know that would be difficult to get passed this corrupt GOP in the Senate. Get Trump out of office, get his thugs out of office, put someone honorable as head of DOJ, and begin investigating and prosecuting from the bottom up. until Trump is in prison. Then put a Dem in The WH, and prosecute Pence at that time. If the Dems take out Pence at this time, the GOP will keep Trump in office.

  19. #AlltheConMansCapos, donnie tDUMP🤪

  20. Trump’s voice is like Microsoft Sam for deplorables who mispell their silliness in ALL CAPS

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