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MSNBC 31 Jan 2020

In New Report, John Bolton Claims Trump Pressed Him To Begin Pressure Campaign In May

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Per New York Times reporting, John Bolton alleges in his new book that Trump instructed a Ukraine pressure campaign early last May. Aired on 01/31/20.


U.S. senators in the impeachment trial of President Trump are set to begin submitting written questions to Chief Justice John Roberts, as the trial enters a new phase. White House counsel wrapped up its opening arguments Tuesday. CBS News' Katherine Johnson joined CBSN AM with the latest from Capitol Hill.
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On today's newscast, former White House official John Bolton's upcoming book could throw a wrench in President Trump's legal team's case. According to excerpts leaked to The New York Times, President Trump told Bolton he didn't want aid released to Ukraine until they helped look into Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Also on today's show, just a week to go before the Iowa caucuses 2020 Democratic candidates are making a last ditch-effort in the Hawkeye state. Lastly, Walmart upped its employees hourly wages in an effort to improve the quality of customer service.
New reporting about the conduct of the president's closest aides in the Ukraine scandal shows what information they could provide as witnesses in an impeachment trial. Aired on 12/30/19.

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TIMES" BROKE A SECOND STORY BUT IT WAS ABOUT DONALD TRUMP’S
IT WAS ABOUT DONALD TRUMP’S AFFINITY FOR DICTATORS AND HIS
AFFINITY FOR DICTATORS AND HIS DESIRE TO DO FAVORS FOR THEM.
DESIRE TO DO FAVORS FOR THEM. THIS WOULD APPEAR TO BE WHAT
THIS WOULD APPEAR TO BE WHAT BOLTON WORLD WAS ALLUDING TO.
BOLTON WORLD WAS ALLUDING TO. THIS IS BRAND-NEW REPORTING IN
THIS IS BRAND-NEW REPORTING IN THE "NEW YORK TIMES" ABOUT THE
THE "NEW YORK TIMES" ABOUT THE BOLTON BOOK AND I’LL JUST READ
BOLTON BOOK AND I’LL JUST READ THE BEGINNING OF IT BECAUSE THIS
THE BEGINNING OF IT BECAUSE THIS IS GERMANE TO THE VOTE.
IS GERMANE TO THE VOTE. THESE SENATORS ARE ABOUT TO
THESE SENATORS ARE ABOUT TO TAKE.
TAKE. AND I HOPE THEY STOP AND LISTEN
AND I HOPE THEY STOP AND LISTEN AND STOP AND READ THIS.
AND STOP AND READ THIS. MORE THAN TWO MONTHS BEFORE HE
MORE THAN TWO MONTHS BEFORE HE ASKED UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT TO
ASKED UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT TO INVESTIGATE HIS POLITICAL
INVESTIGATE HIS POLITICAL OPPONENTS, PRESIDENT TRUMP
OPPONENTS, PRESIDENT TRUMP DIRECTED JOHN BOLTON, HIS
DIRECTED JOHN BOLTON, HIS NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, TO
NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, TO HELP WITH HIS PRESSURE CAMPAIGN,
HELP WITH HIS PRESSURE CAMPAIGN, TO EXTRACT DAMAGING INFORMATION
TO EXTRACT DAMAGING INFORMATION ON DEMOCRATS.
ON DEMOCRATS. IT’S ACCORDING TO THE
IT’S ACCORDING TO THE UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT.
UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT. MR. TRUMP GAVE THE INSTRUCTION
MR. TRUMP GAVE THE INSTRUCTION DURING AN OVAL OFFICE
DURING AN OVAL OFFICE CONVERSATION IN EARLY MAY THAT
CONVERSATION IN EARLY MAY THAT INCLUDED THE ACTING WHITE HOUSE
INCLUDED THE ACTING WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF MICK MULVANEY,
CHIEF OF STAFF MICK MULVANEY, THE PRESIDENT’S PERSONAL LAWYER,
THE PRESIDENT’S PERSONAL LAWYER, RUDY GIULIANI, AND THE WHITE
RUDY GIULIANI, AND THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL PAT CIPOLLONE
HOUSE COUNSEL PAT CIPOLLONE WHO’S LEADING THE PRESIDENT’S
WHO’S LEADING THE PRESIDENT’S IMPEACHMENT DEFENSE.
IMPEACHMENT DEFENSE. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS CAN’T
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS CAN’T BE UNDERSTATED.
BE UNDERSTATED. THE PRESSURE CAMPAIGN BEGAN IN
THE PRESSURE CAMPAIGN BEGAN IN MAY.
MAY. IT BEGAN IN MAY.
IT BEGAN IN MAY. AND BOLTON SEEMS TO IMPLICATE
AND BOLTON SEEMS TO IMPLICATE ALL OF THE PLAYERS AND I WOULD
ALL OF THE PLAYERS AND I WOULD LIKE IN THAT FIRST BOLTON LEAK,
LIKE IN THAT FIRST BOLTON LEAK, IF YOU WILL, REPORTED BY "THE
IF YOU WILL, REPORTED BY "THE TIMES," TO THE SCENE WHERE TOM
TIMES," TO THE SCENE WHERE TOM CRUISE RUNS INTO THE FIRM AND
CRUISE RUNS INTO THE FIRM AND REALIZES THE FIRM WAS CORRUPT,
REALIZES THE FIRM WAS CORRUPT, THIS IS THE FEELING CAPTURED BY
THIS IS THE FEELING CAPTURED BY THESE LEAKS FROM THE BOLTON
THESE LEAKS FROM THE BOLTON MANUSCRIPT THAT WHAT BOLTON
MANUSCRIPT THAT WHAT BOLTON WRITES IS THAT IN THE OVAL
WRITES IS THAT IN THE OVAL OFFICE WITH DONALD TRUMP, MIKE
OFFICE WITH DONALD TRUMP, MIKE MULVANEY, RUDY GIULIANI, AND PAT
MULVANEY, RUDY GIULIANI, AND PAT CIPOLLONE WHO WAS THE ACTING
CIPOLLONE WHO WAS THE ACTING DEFENSE COUNSEL FOR DONALD TRUMP
DEFENSE COUNSEL FOR DONALD TRUMP WHO IF HE’S BROUGHT ALONG
WHO IF HE’S BROUGHT ALONG REPUBLICANS, HE’S THE ONE WHO
REPUBLICANS, HE’S THE ONE WHO WAS PART OF THE ILLEGAL SCHEME.
WAS PART OF THE ILLEGAL SCHEME. >> MR. TRUMP TOLD MR. BOLTON TO
>> MR. TRUMP TOLD MR. BOLTON TO CALL ZELENSKY WHO HAD RECENTLY
CALL ZELENSKY WHO HAD RECENTLY WON AN ELECTION OF UKRAINE TO
WON AN ELECTION OF UKRAINE TO ENSURE ZELENSKY WOULD MEET WITH,
ENSURE ZELENSKY WOULD MEET WITH, WAIT FOR IT, RUDY GIULIANI, WHO
WAIT FOR IT, RUDY GIULIANI, WHO WAS PLANNING A TRIP TO UKRAINE
WAS PLANNING A TRIP TO UKRAINE TO DISCUSS THE INVESTIGATIONS
TO DISCUSS THE INVESTIGATIONS THAT THE PRESIDENT SOUGHT.
THAT THE PRESIDENT SOUGHT. THIS IS UP AGAINST IT ON TIMING.
THIS IS UP AGAINST IT ON TIMING. >> AND THE -- LET ME READ THE
>> AND THE -- LET ME READ THE NEXT LINE.
NEXT LINE. MR. BOLTON NEVER MADE THE CALL.
MR. BOLTON NEVER MADE THE CALL. SO DONALD TRUMP CALLED IN THE
SO DONALD TRUMP CALLED IN THE CODE RED, DONALD TRUMP TOLD HIS
CODE RED, DONALD TRUMP TOLD HIS NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, NOT
NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, NOT HIS NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER,
HIS NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, THE COUNTRY’S NATIONAL SECURITY
THE COUNTRY’S NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, TO CALL ZELENSKY AND
ADVISER, TO CALL ZELENSKY AND TELL HIM TO DO A DEAL WITH
TELL HIM TO DO A DEAL WITH GIULIANI.
GIULIANI. THIS HAPPENED IN MAY.
THIS HAPPENED IN MAY. WHAT HE WRITES ABOUT IN HIS
WHAT HE WRITES ABOUT IN HIS UKRAINE CHAPTER TOOK PLACE IN
UKRAINE CHAPTER TOOK PLACE IN MAY.
MAY. BOLTON HUNG ON UNTIL SEPTEMBER
BOLTON HUNG ON UNTIL SEPTEMBER 11th WHICH IS THE DAY THE AID
11th WHICH IS THE DAY THE AID WAS RELEASED.
WAS RELEASED. BOLTON’S DEMISE LIKELY BEGAN IN
BOLTON’S DEMISE LIKELY BEGAN IN MAY WHEN HE REFUSED TO DO THIS.
MAY WHEN HE REFUSED TO DO THIS. IN MAY, JOE BIDEN, WAS NUMBER
IN MAY, JOE BIDEN, WAS NUMBER ONE IN THE POLLS.
ONE IN THE POLLS. DONALD TRUMP REMAINS HAUNTED AT
DONALD TRUMP REMAINS HAUNTED AT NIGHT BY THE PROSPECT OF JOE
NIGHT BY THE PROSPECT OF JOE BIDEN TAKING SOME OF HIS WINNING
BIDEN TAKING SOME OF HIS WINNING COALITION FROM HIM.
COALITION FROM HIM. HE KNOWS HE CAN’T WIN IF SIX OR
HE KNOWS HE CAN’T WIN IF SIX OR MORE STAY HOME.
MORE STAY HOME. THE IDEA THAT THE PRESSURE
THE IDEA THAT THE PRESSURE CAMPAIGN BEGAN IN MAY HAS NEVER
CAMPAIGN BEGAN IN MAY HAS NEVER BEEN CORROBORATED, HAS NEVER
BEEN CORROBORATED, HAS NEVER BEEN PUT OUT THERE BY A

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