Witnesses Left Scattered In Wake Of Trump Impeachment Scandal | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Witnesses Left Scattered In Wake Of Trump Impeachment Scandal | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1


Rachel Maddow looks at the trail of empty positions left by people involved in the impeachment investigation of Donald Trump's Ukraine scheme who either felt compelled to leave or were forced from their jobs. Aired on 2/7/2020.
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Witnesses Left Scattered In Wake Of Trump Impeachment Scandal | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

64 Comments on "Witnesses Left Scattered In Wake Of Trump Impeachment Scandal | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. TheStevo427563 | February 8, 2020 at 7:13 AM | Reply

    The real scandal is MSNBC.

  2. Wave of liberal tears 😭 coming through

    • @taltal milal you are saying you cannot tolerate anyone who thinks differently from you

    • Uptowns Finest | February 8, 2020 at 8:35 AM | Reply

      @Casale Smith nobody wants to live in Ohio but rent is cheap 3 bd house is $650-$900 depending on the area of course we dont have hurricanes, Tornadoes or earthquakes all we have is Bi-polar weather one day its 25° next is 50° rain one day a blizzard next followed by sunshine blue skies lol

    • Colorado Topshelf | February 8, 2020 at 8:59 AM | Reply

      @nate murga I can’t wait for Trumps 2nd term either…

    • Colorado Topshelf | February 8, 2020 at 9:01 AM | Reply

      @William Kievit I know right?? TRUMP is the MAN.

  3. Andrew Hillman | February 8, 2020 at 7:23 AM | Reply

    Give it up already…. Everyone is tired of this.

    • @Johnathan Damron It’s never been about party sides. It’s about the truth. I have never heard of a case where witnesses weren’t allowed to testify. If I ever am a defendant I’m going to request a “trump”. No witnesses=no guilty verdict. I only want the nation to open their eyes. He’s a modern day Hitler. Years to come we will be ashamed of this time in our history.

    • Johnathan Damron | February 8, 2020 at 7:23 PM | Reply

      @devon k Then you have never paid attention to any court case. An attorney can object to any witnesses for multiple reasons. More importantly here you are focusing on how Trumps team blocked Whitehouse members which i have already explained why I think its fair, yet you can not blame OUR party for not calling the whistleblower to testify. You clearly have tunnel vision from the perspective of someone with trump derangement syndrome. When you say “truth” you mean your truth, not the truth. You need a broader perspective. I bet you have read everything I written and have not realized I seriously dislike Trump. You have only came from a perspective of “orange man bad” anyone who doesn’t say he is bad in every way, also bad. I imagine Trump atleast implied to Ukraine that investigating Hunter Biden was the cost of continuing US support. Yet I never hear any of you with TDS(Trump derangement syndrome)saying Hunter Biden being on a foreign energy company seem very corrupt and should be investigated. Which makes me think you dont know that the current Ukrainian president ran on a platform of ending corruption in Ukraine. Again I am not sayinf what Trump did was good. I have had many conversations with people like you that have TDS and I am assuming you forgot that already. I am saying that is all you see and that is why you don’t understand the real reasons people support Trump. You go on late night TV shows and the news, which would do anything to create drama especially dedicated national news channels and they lie and they say Trumps a liar and you stare down that tunnel not challenging anything they say.

    • @SAMSQUATCH Moss What?! Obama was over 3 years ago, and you’re here now whining about him. Trump won’t win in 2020 – I’d surprised if he didn’t give himself a stroke before then. And good riddance when he does.

    • SAMSQUATCH Moss you still talk about him now. Case in point lol

    • @devon k – #45✳ *AND* his corrupt cadre have *REPEATEDLY* ‘tweeted’ the name of the man they ‘think’ *MIGHT* be the whistleblower, *NOT caring* if they’re correct *OR* if he (AND his family) are *NOW* in danger.
      *Then* KY ‘Senator’ Rand Paul *TRIED to trick* Justice Roberts into reading the whistleblower’s name *out loud* …and *INTO the Senate record.* 👎
      *Beyond* shameful, *UTTERLY* repellent… *AND* pretty d*mn ‘unpatriotic’, really. 🤨

  4. William Bledsoe | February 8, 2020 at 7:24 AM | Reply

    It sure matches up with ….. ” Heads on a pike”.

  5. Gregory Reimer | February 8, 2020 at 7:24 AM | Reply

    I can’t wait to watch you on election night lol

  6. Looks like MSNBC is grasping for straws.

    • I wouldn’t say that….many straws leading to Putin….that’s why these patriots have lost their jobs bcos they dared to speak up!! The rest of the goofs are either scared or brainwashed 🤔

    • Victor Johnson | February 8, 2020 at 4:41 PM | Reply

      But exposing the truth of this dictatorship and corruption.

    • altitude illume | February 8, 2020 at 4:42 PM | Reply


      god didn’t curse you as an incapable, hopefully. try to not join a bullshix raging kid sport perverted football ‘game’ mentality politic. what common sense would anyone, especially one who’s never read nor understood tsun tsu
      back up a step, see the trip wires, use YOUR eyes, if you’re even real. christ, sfb, #17thousandDOCUMENTEDliesOFtrump, man! lol! are you slow or joined to a slow culture?
      way more ex-military in democracy than this new AUTHORITARIANISM. we are not a POLICE STATE, but, you seem to be interested in creating one, like putin’s.
      i’m a wounded front line combat vet, 24th id mech, etc, in desert storm, where “WE WON AMERICA’S MILITARY RESPECT BACK FROM THE WORLD after vietnam, etc….”

    • @altitude illume sadly this lil marine boy is biggly deluded…..all I can say at this point is, it makes magat supporters look even more stupidter believing even lie that comes out of frumpsters filthy mouth.

  7. These sociopaths have more money then I’ll ever see in my life and I’m supposed to shed a tear now that their lives are easier because they are retired?

    • RFI-Crypto Lab | February 8, 2020 at 7:31 PM | Reply

      Fake news loses again
      TRiUMPh 2020!

    • Madcow suffers from hysterical blindness of the deliberately obtuse kind. False witness/perjury, is a crime and being fired is being let off easy. They’re lucky they’re not in handcuffs.

    • How are they sociopaths? You sound like a bitter loser who’s jealous of others who worked hard for their success.

  8. Do you really expect there not to be fallout when a coup attempt fails. In most countries these people would be tried for treason. In some countries they would be executed without a trial. They are lucky to be Americans.

    • BlazingOwnager | February 8, 2020 at 6:26 PM | Reply

      @Jacob Trost I think I’m at the point where the only people I want to see elected are outsiders and hated by the parties / systems they are connected to, like Sanders. Nobody from within the establishment can be trusted, on either side.

    • Captain1 Jones | February 8, 2020 at 7:45 PM | Reply

      If this was a coup attempt do you Trump still be in office? He and all of his minions would have been dragged out of the White House. So the person who is luck to still be American is Trump.

    • Curt Brockhaus | February 8, 2020 at 7:56 PM | Reply

      This is like the coup of the automobile industry. Problem is, the money being made by the coastal States and Sun Belt. It will never be made illegal in government because of the majority of votes. Rev 13:11

    • Howard Atkinson | February 8, 2020 at 8:48 PM | Reply

      Wrong !  We are lucky they are Americans !

  9. When you roll the dice and try to overthrow the government, sometimes you lose.

    • @Jacob Trost Yes, they did. They said it over and over again. They kept saying, If Trump is innocent then why doesn’t he let these people come in and testify. That is putting the onus on the President to PROVE that he’s innocent and it would destroy the separation of powers by making the President, any President the subservient slave of the Congress. In direct contravention of the Separation of Powers and violating Executive Privilege which every President has as a right, privilege, and immunity. Not absolute immunity, but it is Constitutional Law that has been upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States. Also, those that testified offered nothing to prove Trump was guilty. They were asked if they had any knowledge of Trump committing any crime. Bribery, extortion, anything. And they all said NO. Meaning the House had no evidence to support impeachment. It was a political hit job that they said they were going to do. The reason why the House didn’t have all they wanted and needed as they claim is because they weren’t going to go to the courts to have their subpoenas enforced. They couldn’t wait. While during the Nixon and Clinton impeachments the House Judiciary committee followed the proper Constitutional process of going to the courts to settle the matter when there is a difference between the legislative branch and the executive branch. But they weren’t willing to do that because this was all about getting Trump off of the ballot in November because they KNOW they are going to be crushed in this election. This wasn’t about any crime as they stated this is a “political process”. Except that the articles of impeachment for Johnson, Nixon, and Clinton all cited statutory felonies. This is the FIRST time in US History where a sitting President has been impeached without an actual crime being included in the articles of impeachment. The precedent the Democrats have no set is that ANY president can be impeached simply because the other party has control of the House. No crime has to be present, and the House can fabricate nonexistent crimes, such as they did here. It’s that plain and simple.

    • @War Lord Saying “an innocent person doesn’t hide witnesses and evidence” is NOT the same as saying “he needs to let them testify, otherwise he’s guilty.” They were pointing to his actions and demeanor as further evidence that he was involved in wrongdoing. He was not guilty until proven innocent as you have suggested, otherwise he would have been convicted as guilty without the witnesses testifying, not the other way around. Accusing them of “destroying the separation of powers” is a great laugh, considering impeachment IS the check that the legislative branch has against the executive, and the executive branch in this case was the one impeding the legislative’s ability to perform that check! Your stance on all of this is absolutely formed by a blind partisan alliance to the president.

      And at the end of the day, you can go after the Democrats in the House all you want, but that’s not even what the video is about! It’s about a bunch of public servants with outstanding careers and accomplishments being punished by a vindictive and corrupt White House for doing their civic duty, responding to congressional subpoenas, and taking their testimonies under oath seriously. Are you going to tell me that Vindman, Yovanovitch and Sondland were all in on this supposed coup as well?

      And while we’re talking about precedents, we’ve also just set the precedent that any sitting president can call on a foreign power to aid in their next campaign. So when Trump fails to “crush” this next election, I’ll be really interested to see how Fox News and all their little internet warriors try to spin it when the next guy in the White House decides to phone a friend.

  10. FROGGED MARCHED…Haven’t heard that in years or since watching Hogan’s Heroes!

  11. I can’t wait to see your face on election night again. “Priceless”

  12. This is what it looks like when you start to drain the swamp.

    • @Power corrupts
      To me, it looks like a long overdue spring cleaning.

    • NUTRITIONAL REVALUTION | February 8, 2020 at 12:29 PM | Reply

      Yes! And this is only the beginning!

    • Ok – Drain the Swamp — Here goes the story — In one town people are fed up with all the certified plumbers (aka politicians) who cannot clean the choked up pipes (our institutions). Then one fine day a magician shows up. He speaks the people’s mind, understands their frustration, and promises to “drain the swamp” with a magic spell. People hire him. The magician tells that the real problem is the pipes and not the drain. So he suggests to remove all the pipes (destroy the institutions) and people agree. Next day will all pipes removed, people are happy that there is no swamp. They try to use their toilets, flush it like 1000 times but still no water (no law and order) because there are no pipes (aka institutions). So now onwards, the people perform their morning “rituals” in open looking at each others BEAUTIFUL and PERFECT A**holes and enjoying the fragrance of freshly minted p**p. While the magician after looting the people is living the life of a king. This is how -“Drain the Swamp” story will end. Wake up America before its too late. REMOVE THE DICTATOR AND SAVE DEMOCRACY. God Bless America!

  13. The evidence is overwhelming as soon as we can make up more…

  14. Looks like a list of swamp creatures to me. More to come I’m sure.

  15. TRUMP WON~ that’s how history will remember the impeachment.

  16. It’s called, draining the Swamp…

  17. Bassmaster 365 | February 8, 2020 at 8:37 AM | Reply

    Keep draining the SWAMP Mr. President 😂😂


  19. Yeah, we made up a bunch of stuff because orange man bad.

  20. TylerKirkFilms | February 8, 2020 at 2:01 PM | Reply

    “You’re fired!!!” MAGA 2020

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