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MSNBC 11 Dec 2019

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: 'President Trump Is The Smoking Gun'

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Rep. Pramila Jayapal tells Lawrence O'Donnell that we are not hearing ‘hearsay' about President Trump's actions toward Ukraine. Rather, he has admitted to his wrongdoing on national television and that his admission is the "smoking gun reloaded" and, therefore, Congress must act. Aired on 12/11/19.


Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) says the Senate needs to provide "veto-proof" legislation to the Trump administration to stop future police brutality. Aired on 6/10/2020.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) is a civil rights activist who represents most of Seattle and is the first Indian-American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. As protesters around the country call for an end to police brutality and discrimination, she is working for change in law enforcement across the country, including the banning of federal facial recognition. Jayapal joins Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa to discuss her new book, "Use the Power You Have: A Brown Woman's Guide to Politics and Political Change." Watch live on Tuesday, July 14 at 11:30 a.m. ET.

Washington Post Live is the newsroom's live journalism platform, featuring interviews with top-level government officials, business leaders, cultural influencers and emerging voices on the most pressing issues driving the news cycle nationally and across the globe. From one-on-one, newsmaker interviews to in-depth multi-segment programs, Washington Post Live brings The Post's newsroom to life on stage.
In a heated exchange during a House Judiciary Committee hearing, the Attorney General answered questions from Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) about the Justice Department's responses to various protests.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal talks about her criticism of Attorney General Bill Barr's answers at today's House Judiciary Committee hearing and his selective enforcement of laws as they serve Donald Trump's political interests. Aired on 7/28/2020.

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(VO) QUICKBOOKS. BACKING YOU.
>>> THE PRESIDENT IS THE SMOKING QUICKBOOKS. BACKING YOU.
>>> THE PRESIDENT IS THE SMOKING GUN.
GUN. HIS OBSTRUCTION OF CONGRESS AND
HIS OBSTRUCTION OF CONGRESS AND BLANKET DIRECTED TO DENY US A
BLANKET DIRECTED TO DENY US A SINGLE WITNESS, A SINGLE
SINGLE WITNESS, A SINGLE DOCUMENT IS UNPRECEDENTED.
DOCUMENT IS UNPRECEDENTED. >> JOINING ME NOW IS DEMOCRATIC
>> JOINING ME NOW IS DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSWOMAN JAYAPA.
CONGRESSWOMAN JAYAPA. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING US TONIGHT.
US TONIGHT. WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOU MAKING
WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOU MAKING THE TIME FOR US.
THE TIME FOR US. FOR YOU TONIGHT, WHAT DID YOU
FOR YOU TONIGHT, WHAT DID YOU THINK WERE THE MOST IMPORTANT IF
THINK WERE THE MOST IMPORTANT IF YOU HEARD THE DEFENSE POINTS
YOU HEARD THE DEFENSE POINTS RAISED BY REPUBLICANS?
RAISED BY REPUBLICANS? >> WELL, I THINK THAT WAS THE
>> WELL, I THINK THAT WAS THE THING I WAS MOST SURPRISED BY.
THING I WAS MOST SURPRISED BY. THERE WERE VERY FEW PEOPLE WHO
THERE WERE VERY FEW PEOPLE WHO DEPENDED ANYTHING THAT THE
DEPENDED ANYTHING THAT THE PRESIDENT DID.
PRESIDENT DID. MOST OF THEM TALKED ABOUT OTHER
MOST OF THEM TALKED ABOUT OTHER ISSUES, THEY TALKED ABOUT THE
ISSUES, THEY TALKED ABOUT THE STEELE DOSSIER, THEY TALKED
STEELE DOSSIER, THEY TALKED ABOUT THINGS THAT THEY TALKED
ABOUT THINGS THAT THEY TALKED ABOUT FOR A LONG TIME.
ABOUT FOR A LONG TIME. FEW OF THEM OFFERED A REAL
FEW OF THEM OFFERED A REAL DEFENSE OF WHAT THE PRESIDENT
DEFENSE OF WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS DONE.
HAS DONE. SO, I THOUGHT IT WAS NOT A
SO, I THOUGHT IT WAS NOT A PARTICULAR STRONG SHOWING FOR
PARTICULAR STRONG SHOWING FOR THEM AND CONTRASTED OF WHAT, I
THEM AND CONTRASTED OF WHAT, I AM PROUD TO BE APART OF THE
AM PROUD TO BE APART OF THE DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY WHERE WE HAD
DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY WHERE WE HAD JUST A RAINBOW COALITION OF
JUST A RAINBOW COALITION OF INCREDIBLE, POWERFUL STORIES OF
INCREDIBLE, POWERFUL STORIES OF WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS
WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO NOT ALLOW
ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO NOT ALLOW THE PRESIDENT TO BE ABOVE THE
THE PRESIDENT TO BE ABOVE THE LAW BUT WHAT IT MEANS TO TAKE

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