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MSNBC 14 Jan 2020

Chuck Schumer 'Feeling Better' About Possibility Of Fair Impeachment Trial

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer talks with Rachel Maddow about the complexities of what Donald Trump's impeachment means for different senators, but admits that recent news makes him more hopeful of a fair Senate trial that includes witnesses and documents and not just a partisan cover-up. Aired on 01/13/20.


Can the Senate deliver an impeachment trial of Trump that everyone considers fair? Larry talks with Breitbart News' Joel Pollack, democratic strategist Zach Friend and a former member of Ken Starr's Clinton investigation team.


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CNN's Jake Tapper asks House intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff to explain why a top House attorney for Democrats discussed the possibility of bringing a third article impeachment against President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice relating to the Mueller investigation.
Senate Minority Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, rebuffed Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's criticisms of the House Democrats over impeachment and accused him of "plotting the most rushed, least thorough, and most unfair impeachment trial in modern history." Watch his remarks.
After being impeached for obstruction of Congress, President Trump is responding by ordering key witnesses not to testify in the Senate trial. Former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal joins The Beat to discuss why it is "essential" Senators have "a real impeachment trial, with real witnesses and other real evidence." Katyal argues that Mitch McConnell has "no appreciation for the Constitution" because he supports Trump's "grave abuse of power" of blocking witnesses in the Senate, calling it a "constitutional travesty." Aired on 12/27/19.

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FUNDAMENTALLY FLAWED AND -- WELL, NOT FLAWED.
WELL, NOT FLAWED. THE CONSTITUTION IS NOT FLAWED,
THE CONSTITUTION IS NOT FLAWED, BUT THE IMPLEMENTATION IS WAY
BUT THE IMPLEMENTATION IS WAY OUT OF BALANCE.
OUT OF BALANCE. >> THE LAST TIME YOU WERE HERE
>> THE LAST TIME YOU WERE HERE ON THIS PROGRAM AND WE TALKED
ON THIS PROGRAM AND WE TALKED ABOUT THESE MATTER, YOU SAID
ABOUT THESE MATTER, YOU SAID THAT YOU WERE INVOLVED IN TRYING
THAT YOU WERE INVOLVED IN TRYING TO ESSENTIALLY LOBBY
TO ESSENTIALLY LOBBY REPUBLICANS, SPEAK WITH YOUR
REPUBLICANS, SPEAK WITH YOUR REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES ACROSS THE
REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES ACROSS THE AISLE ON THIS MATTER ABOUT THE
AISLE ON THIS MATTER ABOUT THE WAY THE TRIAL WAS GOING TO BE
WAY THE TRIAL WAS GOING TO BE CONDUCTED, THE NEED TO HAVE
CONDUCTED, THE NEED TO HAVE WITNESSES AND DOCUMENTS.
WITNESSES AND DOCUMENTS. WE ALSO HEAR SUSAN COLLINS OF
WE ALSO HEAR SUSAN COLLINS OF MAINE TELL HER HOME PAPER ON
MAINE TELL HER HOME PAPER ON FRIDAY THAT SHE WAS MEETING WITH
FRIDAY THAT SHE WAS MEETING WITH A SMALL GROUP OF REPUBLICAN
A SMALL GROUP OF REPUBLICAN SENATORS TO TRY TO ENSURE THAT
SENATORS TO TRY TO ENSURE THAT THERE WOULD BE A VOTE FOR
THERE WOULD BE A VOTE FOR WITNESSES AND DOCUMENTS.
WITNESSES AND DOCUMENTS. CAN YOU TELL US AT ALL ABOUT HOW
CAN YOU TELL US AT ALL ABOUT HOW THIS HAS COME TOGETHER AND HOW
THIS HAS COME TOGETHER AND HOW CONFIDENT YOU ARE THAT THE VOTES
CONFIDENT YOU ARE THAT THE VOTES ARE THERE?
ARE THERE? >> WELL, YOU CAN’T BE CONFIDENT
>> WELL, YOU CAN’T BE CONFIDENT AT ALL.
AT ALL. I CAN IMAGINE THAT THE PRESIDENT
I CAN IMAGINE THAT THE PRESIDENT AND MITCH McCONNELL ARE GOING TO
AND MITCH McCONNELL ARE GOING TO PUT TREMENDOUS PRESSURE ON THESE
PUT TREMENDOUS PRESSURE ON THESE SENATORS TO HAVE A COVER-UP, TO
SENATORS TO HAVE A COVER-UP, TO NOT TELL THE TRUTH, TO HIDE WHAT
NOT TELL THE TRUTH, TO HIDE WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED, BECAUSE IF
ACTUALLY HAPPENED, BECAUSE IF YOU’RE -- IF YOU ARE WHAT DONALD
YOU’RE -- IF YOU ARE WHAT DONALD TRUMP SAYS, HE DID EVERYTHING
TRUMP SAYS, HE DID EVERYTHING RIGHT, EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT,
RIGHT, EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT, WHY WOULD YOU BE AFRAID OF
WHY WOULD YOU BE AFRAID OF WITNESSES AND DOCUMENTS?
WITNESSES AND DOCUMENTS? SO THEY’RE GOING TO PUT A BEE
SO THEY’RE GOING TO PUT A BEE UNDER A LOT OF PRESSURE AND
UNDER A LOT OF PRESSURE AND MAKING A PREDICTION IS DIFFERENT
MAKING A PREDICTION IS DIFFERENT TO DO.
TO DO. I CAN TELL YOU THIS.
I CAN TELL YOU THIS. THE CASE FOR WITNESSES AND
THE CASE FOR WITNESSES AND DOCUMENTS WHICH I BEGAN MAKING
DOCUMENTS WHICH I BEGAN MAKING THREE WEEKS AGO IS NOW GAINING
THREE WEEKS AGO IS NOW GAINING MOMENTUM IN THE SENATE.
MOMENTUM IN THE SENATE. IT’S GAINING MOMENTUM THROUGHOUT
IT’S GAINING MOMENTUM THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, AND I AM MORE
THE COUNTRY, AND I AM MORE HOPEFUL THAN EVER THAT WE CAN
HOPEFUL THAN EVER THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY GET A FAIR TRIAL.
ACTUALLY GET A FAIR TRIAL. WE HAVEN’T OVERREACHED.
WE HAVEN’T OVERREACHED. WE HAVEN’T ASKED FOR A LONG LIST
WE HAVEN’T ASKED FOR A LONG LIST OF WITNESSES TO BE DILATORY.
OF WITNESSES TO BE DILATORY. WE HAVEN’T ASKED FOR TRUCKLOADS
WE HAVEN’T ASKED FOR TRUCKLOADS OF DOCUMENTS.
OF DOCUMENTS. ONLY THE THINGS THAT WOULD BE
ONLY THE THINGS THAT WOULD BE EYEWITNESS TO WHAT HAPPENED ON
EYEWITNESS TO WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS MOST SERIOUS CHARGE THAT
THIS MOST SERIOUS CHARGE THAT THE PRESIDENT ACTUALLY WITHHELD
THE PRESIDENT ACTUALLY WITHHELD AID FROM UKRAINE TO GET THEM TO
AID FROM UKRAINE TO GET THEM TO INFLUENCE AN ELECTION.
INFLUENCE AN ELECTION. YOU KNOW, WHEN I READ THE
YOU KNOW, WHEN I READ THE CONSTITUTION IN HIGH SCHOOL AND
CONSTITUTION IN HIGH SCHOOL AND THEN AGAIN IN COLLEGE, AND THEY
THEN AGAIN IN COLLEGE, AND THEY SAID THE FOUNDING FATHERS WERE
SAID THE FOUNDING FATHERS WERE WORRIED ABOUT FOREIGN
WORRIED ABOUT FOREIGN INTERFERENCE IN OUR ELECTIONS, I
INTERFERENCE IN OUR ELECTIONS, I SORT OF SHRUGGED MY SHOULDERS
SORT OF SHRUGGED MY SHOULDERS AND SAID WHAT’S THAT ALL ABOUT?
AND SAID WHAT’S THAT ALL ABOUT? ONCE AGAIN, THE FOUNDING FATHERS
ONCE AGAIN, THE FOUNDING FATHERS WERE A LOT SMARTER THAN ME AND
WERE A LOT SMARTER THAN ME AND ALL OF US.
ALL OF US. THIS IS VERY SERIOUS STUFF.
THIS IS VERY SERIOUS STUFF. IT WEIGHS ON DIFFERENT SHOULDERS
IT WEIGHS ON DIFFERENT SHOULDERS WHEN IT’S SO PROFOUND IN
WHEN IT’S SO PROFOUND IN DIFFERENT WAYS, AND I AM FEELING

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