Wiley: If This Is Not Impeachable, There Is No Longer An Impeachment Power | MSNBC

Wiley: If This Is Not Impeachable, There Is No Longer An Impeachment Power | MSNBC 1


Maya Wiley discusses the testimony of the four legal scholars at the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment hearing, notably Prof. Gerhardt. who testified that "if what we’re talking about is not impeachable, then nothing is impeachable." Aired on 12/4/19.
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Wiley: If This Is Not Impeachable, There Is No Longer An Impeachment Power | MSNBC

60 Comments on "Wiley: If This Is Not Impeachable, There Is No Longer An Impeachment Power | MSNBC"

  1. The Republicans are ruled by their belief that “it’s okay if it’s a Republican”. If a Democratic president did 1/10 of what Trump has done, the Republicans and RW media would be apoplectic.

    • @SPZ Aruba sorry I didn’t realize you were illiterate.

    • O SNOOPY SNOOP COLEMAN | December 4, 2019 at 8:10 PM | Reply


  2. Politicians that tell inconvenient truths may get punished in the moment but are ALWAYS rewarded in history! Those that tell convenient lies are labeled as such. Maya’s right, there is no Presidential accountability if a President can simply withhold the evidence that proves their guilt. That would make him a King, not a President!! It’s only a witch hunt if their is no probable cause and this White House has ZERO transparency with the other branches of government. This cannot stand in a Democracy!

    • That’s why you have 3 branches …you take it to court.

    • @Kevin Mcneil Already have and he’s stalling, ignoring and obstructing those proceedings too! He’s not just doing it on some fronts, he’s doing it on ALL fronts. Even when it comes to third parties cooperating with the investigation. You don’t need a court to see that this is a blatant subversion of the constitution and any semblance of Democratic norms. He doesn’t deserve to sit in that chair any longer and it’s obvious that he won’t mind cheating his way to a win. These are just the acts that we know of. What else don’t we know?? He cannot be trusted with more power.

  3. I have to disagree with Ms. Wiley. Just now, when hearings are live, I counted almost 200 thousand people watching on YouTube alone. Sure, we’re not all lawyers, but this is our country, this is history.

    • Richard Thomas | December 4, 2019 at 3:12 PM | Reply

      @Margo I said 2 things , you picked out one . SAD

    • Richard Thomas Other people commented on the US population; but you and you alone cited the population of the planet 🌎👏👏👏👏👏👏

    • Richard Thomas However, the comment wasn’t with regards to the numerical number of Americans/ US citizens. Not the numerical estimate of people in the world. That is why reading and comprehension is fundamental.Soooooooooooo…..

    • Margo A lot of ppl watch highlights. Because they are at work during the day.

  4. Pump out the septic tank and vote Trump out next year.

  5. Gaetano Vindigni | December 4, 2019 at 1:29 PM | Reply

    The Constitution, a document made relevant by the will of the American people and the Congress.

  6. Jason Tuscaloosa | December 4, 2019 at 1:32 PM | Reply

    The Trump Cult has become more embarrassing every single day. Shame.

    • Not at all. The fact that the terms keep shifting shows you people have no case. You may have the votes but you have no basis for impeachment. Your hatred of Trump has rendered you all utterly stupid. YOU should be embarrassed.

    • Juliet Salinas | December 4, 2019 at 2:49 PM | Reply

      A lesson for onlookers – this is called “projection” and it’s something that guilty people do by accusing their opponents of the very offenses of which they, themselves, are guilty. You see it whenever someone who is guilty is facing overwhelming evidence, or are simply too inept to form a coherent defense for their actions. The republicans have shuffled their talking points almost daily:

      “The call was perfect!”
      “This is a witch hunt!”
      “The whistleblower is a partisan never-trumper!”
      “We do this every day. Get over it!”
      “Read the transcript!”
      “The hearings shouldn’t be secret!”
      “The hearings should’t be public!”
      “Trump should be allowed to testify!”
      “Trump refuses to testify”

      and Jeffrey here is accusing the accusers of “shifting terms”.

      Other examples:
      Trump saying :”Nancy Pelosi is unhinged!” or “Adam Shiff is sick and deranged”
      Or Devin Nunes saying, “I don’t know what kind of drug deal you guys are cooking up with this impeachment”

      These are all accusations that have been levied against the defending parties, and rather than offer a rebuttal, they simply reflect the same attacks, often verbatim. It’s literally the adult equivalent of “I’m rubber and you’re glue!”.

      I honestly halfway expect Jeffrey Meade to respond to this by accusing me of projecting. Let’s all stand back and watch.

    • @Juliet Salinas – 👏👏👏💯👏👏👏
      An *excellent summation* on *all* ‘subjects, concerned’… 😏

  7. Turley is a puppet

    • Dump – It’s been *most disappointing* to see Professor Turley be *so ‘deliberately disingenuous’* on behalf of the *clearly unfit* #45. 🤨

  8. Jimmie Gonzalez | December 4, 2019 at 1:38 PM | Reply

    I hate that the media and politicians feel they have to dumb down the facts for typical Americans to understand. Its due to Trumps base, the need to spoon feed the information comes I get it, but that doesnt apply to the majority.

    • E.Michelle Campbell | December 4, 2019 at 1:52 PM | Reply

      annoying, right?

    • Actually disagree, the people that needs to be targeted are Americans not involved in politics that not really know what is going on but may look at the TV in prime time when they are back from work. Trump base will just say its all a lie – do not lose time with them.

    • Luis Boqcas let’s agree to disagree. Sometimes I like to be spoon fed information and other times, no. Now let’s impeach trump!

  9. Turley’s argument is so ridiculous that it’s embarrassing. he is just there for plausible deniability… problem is that it’s not plausible.

    • @berdboy Turly’s argument is nonsensical. Just like your stupid conspiracy theories.

    • @Demond Kemp – And that ‘spastic capslocking’ doesn’t add *any* credence to berd’s ‘deplorable’ deceits. 🤣

    • @Daniel remember turley said there is no impeachable conduct here… i added the post because of some of the idiotic comments above saying president trump should abide by that which no liberal [shillary] had to abide by….. this is a SAD ATTEMPT to reverse a legal constitutional ELECTION that LIBERALS NEVER ACCEPTED…and liberals were afraid PRESIDENT TRUMP would not accept the ELECTION RESULTS!….BWAHHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAAAAAAAAA…..REMEMBER MUELLER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • O SNOOPY SNOOP COLEMAN | December 4, 2019 at 8:08 PM | Reply


  10. putins trump Taxes… where ? Are His Taxes ?

  11. It’s sad and terrifying that a man like “Donald Trump” can bring America down on its knees as a democracy through his autocratic, cleptocratic, behavior and cult of corrupt politicians.

    He needs to be impeached in order to restore some lost credibility of America to the world.

  12. RampagePhoenix | December 4, 2019 at 1:49 PM | Reply

    Well then its a good thing that trumps crime *IS* an impeachable offense.

  13. the Giant Orange Floater just got laughed off an Entire continent… 😂😂😂😂😂

    • @magicfox “There Will Be Not”?

      At this point Impeachment is guaranteed and if you were an American you would know that.

    • How many corrupt lying Democrats does it take to impeach a Republican president?!! 😁😂🤣

    • @magicfox 👈Lame

    • @Ralph Boyd magicFox can laugh on the outside all he wants, he’d be lying if he said he was actually laughing though as Trump was laughed at by the world today and it shattered his belief that he was right about anything…

  14. Steel Hammerhands | December 4, 2019 at 1:53 PM | Reply

    What an incredibly beautiful and intelligent woman.

  15. They are are watching YOU say it Maya! ; )

  16. Sad . People are so confused on breaking the law .

  17. If this isn’t impeachable, then arrest him.

  18. To all Trump supporters who believe that this is an unfair trial without lawyers representing Trump, please be informed that a Trump refused to sent his lawyers to represent him at this impeachment trial. I hear lots of Trump supporters moaning over this, complaining that he is not given due process. This is another example of how ill-informed and ignorant Trump base is.

    • That’s what males Trump tantamount to a cattle herder. He herds those who don’t like to think, to question, to introspect, to ponder. Those who simply parrot whatever the herder says.

    • @Luis Corona The leader of the mindless people who lack the cognitive ability to assimilate and process facts; the “three-word-chant people who can’t make complete sentences; the leader of the unintellectuals. You can assail these people with as much logic and reason as you like. It would be the equivalent of reading Shakespeare to a cow.

    • @Luis Corona It’s called a cult and many Trump supporters are cultists. They gave up reconciling truth, actions and facts a long time ago.

  19. John Te Whauwhau | December 4, 2019 at 2:31 PM | Reply

    Amazes me how this clown got elected in the first place. The last 3 years shows, how unfit he was, for president. America needs to vote him out in 2020.

  20. Richard Thomas | December 4, 2019 at 2:34 PM | Reply

    She is a very intelligent lady ………. Unless everything is said in very simple terms and if there is no artist rendering of cartoon type drawings the Trumpers simply can not understand what is going on .

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