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MSNBC 10 Dec 2019

'Threat To National Security': Dems Charge Trump With 'High Crimes' As Impeachment Trial Looms

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In a historic day, House Democrats unveil impeachment charges against Trump alleging "high crimes and misdemeanors" and drafting two articles of impeachment. MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent, Ari Melber analyzes both articles of impeachment and the narrow scope strategy. Melber reports on the Democrats focusing impeachment on Trump's "scheme" to abuse power and how the second article of impeachment against Trump is narrow -- treating his "defiance of subpoenas" and blanket opposition to the impeachment probe as "Obstruction of Congress". Aired on 12/10/19.


The U.S. is pressuring allies in the West to ban Huawei.
The Chinese tech giant provides world-leading technology for the next generation of mobile networks called 5G.
However, the Trump administration has long accused Beijing of using it for spying.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wants Britain to rethink its decision to allow Huawei a limited role in building its 5G networks.
He says Huawei equipment could jeopardise intelliegence-sharing with the U.S. and other members of the so-called Five Eyes security alliance - the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
So is Huawei a threat to cyber security? Or are there deeper reasons for Washington's mistrust?

Presenter: Sami Zeidan

Guests:
Simon Lacey - Former Vice President of Global Government Affairs at Huawei Technologies

Max Eiza - Lecturer in Computer and Network Security at the University of Central Lancashire

Richard Weitz - Security Analyst at Wikistrat
Pres. Trump is headed for an impeachment trial in the Senate overseen by a judge he once called an "absolute disaster," Chief Justice John Roberts. MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber reports on Roberts' work as a lawyer, his testimony as a judicial nominee stating "no one is above the law" including "the President," and the outlook for key rulings at the Senate trial. Aired on 01/13/20.
President Trump's legal team for his impeachment trial is taking shape. It will be led by White House counsel Pat Cipollone and the president's personal attorney Jay Sekulow, along with Alan Dershowitz, Ken Starr and Pam Biondi. CBS News' Natalie Brand, McClatchy congressional reporter Emma Dumain, and AP White House reporter Jill Colvin joined CBSN with the latest developments.
President Trump meets with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House as Trump's legal team continues to present their case in the Senate impeachment trial amid fallout from a new report that former national security adviser John Bolton's book manuscript says Trump directly tied the holdup of nearly $400 million in military assistance to Ukraine to investigations of Joe Biden and his son.

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GOOD EVENING, ARI. >> THANK YOU, CHUCK.
>> THANK YOU, CHUCK. WE BEGIN THIS EPISODE OF "THE
WE BEGIN THIS EPISODE OF "THE BEAT" WITH NEWS BREAKING.
BEAT" WITH NEWS BREAKING. DECEMBER 2019, THE U.S. CONGRESS
DECEMBER 2019, THE U.S. CONGRESS UNVEILS TWO ARTICLES OF
UNVEILS TWO ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT AGAINST PRESIDENT
IMPEACHMENT AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP.
TRUMP. IF CONGRESS VOTES ON THESE NEW
IF CONGRESS VOTES ON THESE NEW ARTICLES, DONALD TRUMP WILL
ARTICLES, DONALD TRUMP WILL BECOME ONLY THE THIRD PRESIDENT
BECOME ONLY THE THIRD PRESIDENT EVER IMPEACHED IN THE FIRST,
EVER IMPEACHED IN THE FIRST, THINK ABOUT THIS, THE FIRST
THINK ABOUT THIS, THE FIRST ELECTED PRESIDENT EVER IMPEACHED
ELECTED PRESIDENT EVER IMPEACHED IN HIS FIRST TERM.
IN HIS FIRST TERM. >> THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON THE
>> THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY IS INTRODUCING TWO
JUDICIARY IS INTRODUCING TWO ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT.
ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT. >> THE FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS
>> THE FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS IS THE
FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS IS THE SOLEMN ACT TO TAKE AN OATH TO
SOLEMN ACT TO TAKE AN OATH TO PROTECT AND DEFEND THE
PROTECT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION.
CONSTITUTION. >> THE ARTICLES PUT FORWARD
>> THE ARTICLES PUT FORWARD TODAY WILL GIVE US A CHANCE TO
TODAY WILL GIVE US A CHANCE TO SHOW THAT WE WILL DEFEND THE
SHOW THAT WE WILL DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION AND THAT OUR OATH
CONSTITUTION AND THAT OUR OATH MEANS SOMETHING TO US.
MEANS SOMETHING TO US. >> THE DEMOCRATS UNVEILING THE
>> THE DEMOCRATS UNVEILING THE PLAN, SPEAKER PELOSI MOVING
PLAN, SPEAKER PELOSI MOVING FORWARD UNITING HER CAUCUS WITH
FORWARD UNITING HER CAUCUS WITH A NARROW CASE AGAINST HIM HERE.
A NARROW CASE AGAINST HIM HERE. INTRODUCING JUST TWO ARTICLES OF
INTRODUCING JUST TWO ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT.
IMPEACHMENT. NOW, THIS IS NOT A SITUATION
NOW, THIS IS NOT A SITUATION WHERE THEY ARE THROWING
WHERE THEY ARE THROWING EVERYTHING AT DONALD TRUMP AND
EVERYTHING AT DONALD TRUMP AND SEEING WHAT STICKS OR NARROWING
SEEING WHAT STICKS OR NARROWING ON THE HOUSE FLOOR WHAT PEOPLE
ON THE HOUSE FLOOR WHAT PEOPLE WANT TO VOTE FOR.
WANT TO VOTE FOR. AND THAT MEANS TONIGHT AS WE GO
AND THAT MEANS TONIGHT AS WE GO THROUGH THIS, THERE ARE A LOT OF
THROUGH THIS, THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS THAT ARE POTENTIALLY
THINGS THAT ARE POTENTIALLY IMPEACHABLE THAT ARE LEFT OUT OF
IMPEACHABLE THAT ARE LEFT OUT OF THESE ARTICLES.
THESE ARTICLES. SAY OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE,
SAY OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, REMEMBER ALL THAT IN THE MUELLER
REMEMBER ALL THAT IN THE MUELLER REPORT, OR DIRECT REFERENCES TO
REPORT, OR DIRECT REFERENCES TO BRIBERY OR EVEN ELECTION CRIMES
BRIBERY OR EVEN ELECTION CRIMES WHICH ARE IMPLICATED, AS WELL AS
WHICH ARE IMPLICATED, AS WELL AS DONALD TRUMP’S LEGENDARY
DONALD TRUMP’S LEGENDARY SELF-DEALING, PROMOTING HIS OWN
SELF-DEALING, PROMOTING HIS OWN HOTELS AS GOVERNMENT BUSINESS,
HOTELS AS GOVERNMENT BUSINESS, OR USING SOMETHING THAT PAST
OR USING SOMETHING THAT PAST CONGRESSES HAVE USED, THE
CONGRESSES HAVE USED, THE ARGUMENT THAT A PRESIDENT
ARGUMENT THAT A PRESIDENT BROUGHT DISGRACE ON THE OFFICE,
BROUGHT DISGRACE ON THE OFFICE, LIKE JOHNSON OR VIOLATED
LIKE JOHNSON OR VIOLATED AMERICAN’S RIGHTS LIKE THE DRAFT
AMERICAN’S RIGHTS LIKE THE DRAFT ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT AGAINST
ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT AGAINST NIXON.
NIXON. INSTEAD WHAT WE’RE SEEING, I’M
INSTEAD WHAT WE’RE SEEING, I’M GOING TO WALK THROUGH ALL OF IT
GOING TO WALK THROUGH ALL OF IT WITH YOU, 9 DEMOCRATS ARE
WITH YOU, 9 DEMOCRATS ARE BUILDING A CASE SOLELY AND
BUILDING A CASE SOLELY AND EXCLUSIVELY ON THE PRESIDENT’S
EXCLUSIVELY ON THE PRESIDENT’S ACTIONS TO TRY TO EXTORT UKRAINE
ACTIONS TO TRY TO EXTORT UKRAINE FOR HELP WITH HIS REELECTION.
FOR HELP WITH HIS REELECTION. ONE ARTICLE ON ABUSE OF POWER,
ONE ARTICLE ON ABUSE OF POWER, ONE ON OBSTRUCTION OF CONGRESS.
ONE ON OBSTRUCTION OF CONGRESS. WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN, THE
WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN, THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WILL MEET
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WILL MEET IMMEDIATELY TO APPROVE THE
IMMEDIATELY TO APPROVE THE ARTICLES, THEN IT GOES FOR A
ARTICLES, THEN IT GOES FOR A FULL VOTE ON THE HOUSE FLOOR.
FULL VOTE ON THE HOUSE FLOOR. I’M GOING TO TAKE YOU THROUGH
I’M GOING TO TAKE YOU THROUGH THE EVIDENCE THE DEMOCRATS SAY
THE EVIDENCE THE DEMOCRATS SAY THEY GATHERED WHICH IS ESSENTIAL
THEY GATHERED WHICH IS ESSENTIAL TO MAKING THIS CASE.
TO MAKING THIS CASE. WHILE THAT HAPPENED THERE’S A
WHILE THAT HAPPENED THERE’S A FLURRY OF OTHER NEWS, THE D.O.J.
FLURRY OF OTHER NEWS, THE D.O.J. CLEARING THE FBI IN THE MUELLER
CLEARING THE FBI IN THE MUELLER REPORT.
REPORT. THEY ARE CONTINUING THE ATTACKS
THEY ARE CONTINUING THE ATTACKS TO UNDERCUT THE D.O.J. FINDINGS
TO UNDERCUT THE D.O.J. FINDINGS . WE HAVE MORE ON THAT AS WELL
. WE HAVE MORE ON THAT AS WELL AS A SPECIAL GUEST WITH INSIDE
AS A SPECIAL GUEST WITH INSIDE KNOWLEDGE.
KNOWLEDGE. AS THE D.O.J. STANDS BY THE
AS THE D.O.J. STANDS BY THE MUELLER PROBE, TODAY OF ALL DAYS
MUELLER PROBE, TODAY OF ALL DAYS WE SAW THE LEGAL RESOLUTION OF A
WE SAW THE LEGAL RESOLUTION OF A KEY MUELLER WITNESS, ONE OF THE
KEY MUELLER WITNESS, ONE OF THE FINAL TRUMP AIDES TO BE
FINAL TRUMP AIDES TO BE SENTENCED.
SENTENCED. PROSECUTORS RECOMMENDING
PROSECUTORS RECOMMENDING PROBATION, MEANING ZERO JAIL
PROBATION, MEANING ZERO JAIL TIME, FOR FORMER SENIOR TRUMP
TIME, FOR FORMER SENIOR TRUMP CAMPAIGN AIDE RICK GATES.
CAMPAIGN AIDE RICK GATES. AND THIS DEVELOPMENT, YOU SEE
AND THIS DEVELOPMENT, YOU SEE MR. GATES RIGHT THERE FROM BACK
MR. GATES RIGHT THERE FROM BACK IN THE DAY, WELL, THIS
IN THE DAY, WELL, THIS DEVELOPMENT INCLUDES SOME SHADE
DEVELOPMENT INCLUDES SOME SHADE FOR DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF THAT IS
FOR DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF THAT IS RELEVANT TO IMPEACHMENT IN THE
RELEVANT TO IMPEACHMENT IN THE FILING THESE PROSECUTORS NOTE,
FILING THESE PROSECUTORS NOTE, MR. GATES RECEIVED PRESSURE NOT
MR. GATES RECEIVED PRESSURE NOT TO COOPERATE WITH THE GOVERNMENT
TO COOPERATE WITH THE GOVERNMENT AND HELPED THEM ANYWAY.
AND HELPED THEM ANYWAY. RECALL, OF COURSE, DONALD TRUMP
RECALL, OF COURSE, DONALD TRUMP ATTACKING PEOPLE WHO COOPERATE
ATTACKING PEOPLE WHO COOPERATE WITH MUELLER AS, QUOTE, RATS.
WITH MUELLER AS, QUOTE, RATS. WHAT’S WHITE HOUSE ANGLE AS ALL
WHAT’S WHITE HOUSE ANGLE AS ALL THIS IS HAPPENING?
THIS IS HAPPENING? THEY’RE BASICALLY TELEGRAPHING
THEY’RE BASICALLY TELEGRAPHING TO THEIR OWN SUPPORTERS, YOU CAN
TO THEIR OWN SUPPORTERS, YOU CAN IGNORE WHAT THE EVIDENCE SAYS,
IGNORE WHAT THE EVIDENCE SAYS, IGNORE WHAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE
IGNORE WHAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE DOING AND THEY ARE PREDICTING
DOING AND THEY ARE PREDICTING DONALD TRUMP WILL BE ABLE TO
DONALD TRUMP WILL BE ABLE TO BEAT ANY POTENTIAL CONVICTION IN
BEAT ANY POTENTIAL CONVICTION IN THE U.S. SENATE WHERE MITCH
THE U.S. SENATE WHERE MITCH McCONNELL WILL SAY THIS TRUMP
McCONNELL WILL SAY THIS TRUMP TRIAL WILL COME IF IT DOES COME,
TRIAL WILL COME IF IT DOES COME, AFTER THE HOLIDAYS.
AFTER THE HOLIDAYS. I WANT TO DO SOMETHING WE’VE
I WANT TO DO SOMETHING WE’VE COME TO DO QUITE REGULARLY
COME TO DO QUITE REGULARLY AROUND HERE.
AROUND HERE. I WANT TO SHOW YOU THE EVIDENCE
I WANT TO SHOW YOU THE EVIDENCE IN WHAT THE DEMOCRATS SAY IS THE
IN WHAT THE DEMOCRATS SAY IS THE REASON TO DO SOMETHING THAT
REASON TO DO SOMETHING THAT ALMOST NEVER HAPPENS TO IMPEACH,
ALMOST NEVER HAPPENS TO IMPEACH, AND THEY ARGUE REMOVE AND
AND THEY ARGUE REMOVE AND DISQUALIFY FROM OFFICE AGAIN
DISQUALIFY FROM OFFICE AGAIN EVER HOLDING OFFICE AGAIN THE
EVER HOLDING OFFICE AGAIN THE PRESIDENT.
PRESIDENT. THERE ARE TWO PIECES TO THIS.
THERE ARE TWO PIECES TO THIS. WE’RE GOING TO BREAK IT UP.
WE’RE GOING TO BREAK IT UP. THE ABUSE OF POWER, THE BIG
THE ABUSE OF POWER, THE BIG UKRAINE PLOT FIRST NOW, I’LL GET
UKRAINE PLOT FIRST NOW, I’LL GET YOU THE REST IF YOU KEEP
YOU THE REST IF YOU KEEP WATCHING.
WATCHING. THIS NEW ARTICLE A US KEYS THE
THIS NEW ARTICLE A US KEYS THE PRESIDENT OF USING THE POWERS OF
PRESIDENT OF USING THE POWERS OF HIS HIGH OFFICE TO SOLICIT
HIS HIGH OFFICE TO SOLICIT ILLEGAL INTERFERENCE OF A
ILLEGAL INTERFERENCE OF A GOVERNMENT UKRAINE IN 2020.
GOVERNMENT UKRAINE IN 2020. THE ARTICLE NOTES DONALD TRUMP,
THE ARTICLE NOTES DONALD TRUMP, AS MANY PEOPLE HAVE SEEN, PUSHED
AS MANY PEOPLE HAVE SEEN, PUSHED THE UKRAINIANS TO PUBLICLY
THE UKRAINIANS TO PUBLICLY ANNOUNCE AN INVESTIGATION INTO
ANNOUNCE AN INVESTIGATION INTO BIDEN.
BIDEN. THE EVIDENCE OF THAT IS LARGELY
THE EVIDENCE OF THAT IS LARGELY PROVIDED BY DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF
PROVIDED BY DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF IN THE NOTES OF HIS CALL THAT
IN THE NOTES OF HIS CALL THAT THE WHITE HOUSE RELEASED.
THE WHITE HOUSE RELEASED. WE HAVE HIM ASKING THE UKRAINIAN
WE HAVE HIM ASKING THE UKRAINIAN MANY FAMOUSLY TO LOOK INTO BIDEN
MANY FAMOUSLY TO LOOK INTO BIDEN AT A TIME THAT NO ONE KNEW THAT
AT A TIME THAT NO ONE KNEW THAT WAS GOING ON.
WAS GOING ON. THE IMPEACHMENT ARTICLES OUT NEW
THE IMPEACHMENT ARTICLES OUT NEW TONIGHT, THOUGH, THEY GO
TONIGHT, THOUGH, THEY GO FURTHER, SAYING THAT DONALD
FURTHER, SAYING THAT DONALD TRUMP WANTED THE INVESTIGATION
TRUMP WANTED THE INVESTIGATION ALSO INTO THIS THEORY THAT IT
ALSO INTO THIS THEORY THAT IT WAS UKRAINE RATHER THAN RUSSIA
WAS UKRAINE RATHER THAN RUSSIA THAT DID ANY 2016 INTERFERENCE.
THAT DID ANY 2016 INTERFERENCE. AND THIS IS REALLY STRIKING.
AND THIS IS REALLY STRIKING. THE ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT
THE ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT THEMSELVES SAID SOMETHING VERY
THEMSELVES SAID SOMETHING VERY SIMPLE THAT ANYONE CAN
SIMPLE THAT ANYONE CAN UNDERSTAND AND YOU SEE IT ON
UNDERSTAND AND YOU SEE IT ON YOUR SCREEN.
YOUR SCREEN. THEY SAY, THE FACT THAT THE IDEA
THEY SAY, THE FACT THAT THE IDEA THAT UKRAINE RATHER THAN PUTIN
THAT UKRAINE RATHER THAN PUTIN INTERFERED HAS BEEN TOTALLY
INTERFERED HAS BEEN TOTALLY DISCREDITED.
DISCREDITED. YOU PROBABLY KNOW THAT BECAUSE
YOU PROBABLY KNOW THAT BECAUSE YOU CONSUME THE NEWS AND YOU
YOU CONSUME THE NEWS AND YOU PROBABLY HEARD WITNESSES
PROBABLY HEARD WITNESSES METICULOUSLY DISCREDIT AND
METICULOUSLY DISCREDIT AND DEBUNK THAT THEY’RE I.
DEBUNK THAT THEY’RE I. HERE’S WHAT I’M GOING TO TELL
HERE’S WHAT I’M GOING TO TELL YOU NOW.
YOU NOW. THERE IS A NEW PUBLIC DEBUNKING
THERE IS A NEW PUBLIC DEBUNKING OF THIS WHICH IS RELEVANT TO ANY
OF THIS WHICH IS RELEVANT TO ANY SENATE TRIAL OF TRUMP AND
SENATE TRIAL OF TRUMP AND PERHAPS SADLY FOR DONALD TRUMP
PERHAPS SADLY FOR DONALD TRUMP IT COMES COURTESY OF HIS OWN
IT COMES COURTESY OF HIS OWN HAND-PICKED FBI DIRECTOR.
HAND-PICKED FBI DIRECTOR. >> WE HAVE NO INFORMATION THAT
>> WE HAVE NO INFORMATION THAT INDICATES THE UKRAINE INTERFERED
INDICATES THE UKRAINE INTERFERED WITH THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL
WITH THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.
ELECTION. >> IT IS THAT SIMPLE.
>> IT IS THAT SIMPLE. WHAT YOU SAW ON YOUR SCREEN IS
WHAT YOU SAW ON YOUR SCREEN IS NEW FROM THE FBI DIRECTOR FROM
NEW FROM THE FBI DIRECTOR FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND IT
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND IT MATCHES THE NEW ARTICLE OF
MATCHES THE NEW ARTICLE OF IMPEACHMENT.
IMPEACHMENT. THAT THEORY DISCREDITED.
THAT THEORY DISCREDITED. ASKING A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT TO
ASKING A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT TO HELP YOU PROVE THAT DISCREDITED
HELP YOU PROVE THAT DISCREDITED THEORY, THE DEMOCRATS ARE SAYING
THEORY, THE DEMOCRATS ARE SAYING TONIGHT THAT’S PART OF WHY THIS
TONIGHT THAT’S PART OF WHY THIS PRESIDENT MUST BE IMPEACHED.
PRESIDENT MUST BE IMPEACHED. >>> NOW, THEY ARE ALSO ARGUING
>>> NOW, THEY ARE ALSO ARGUING IN THESE ARTICLES DONALD TRUMP
IN THESE ARTICLES DONALD TRUMP DID NOT ACT ALONE, BUT USED
DID NOT ACT ALONE, BUT USED AGENTS WITHIN AND OUTSIDE THE
AGENTS WITHIN AND OUTSIDE THE U.S. GOVERNMENT PURSUING THIS
U.S. GOVERNMENT PURSUING THIS PLOT.
PLOT. WE’VE SEEN EVIDENCE OF THAT IN
WE’VE SEEN EVIDENCE OF THAT IN THE HEARINGS AS WELL AS IN
THE HEARINGS AS WELL AS IN NATIONALLY TELEVISED INTERVIEWS.
NATIONALLY TELEVISED INTERVIEWS. >> SECRETARY PERRY, AMBASSADOR
>> SECRETARY PERRY, AMBASSADOR VOLKER AND I WORKED WITH
VOLKER AND I WORKED WITH MR. RUDY GIULIANI ON UKRAINE
MR. RUDY GIULIANI ON UKRAINE MATTERS AT THE EXPRESS DIRECTION
MATTERS AT THE EXPRESS DIRECTION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED
OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
STATES. >> SO YOU DID ASK UKRAINE TO
>> SO YOU DID ASK UKRAINE TO LOOK INTO JOE BIDEN.
LOOK INTO JOE BIDEN. >> OF COURSE, I DID.
>> OF COURSE, I DID. >> AND THEN THE CRUX OF THE
>> AND THEN THE CRUX OF THE CASE, DONALD TRUMP WAS NOT JUST
CASE, DONALD TRUMP WAS NOT JUST REQUESTING SOME SORT OF GENERIC
REQUESTING SOME SORT OF GENERIC INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OR
INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OR INVESTIGATION.
INVESTIGATION. HE WAS -- AND THIS IS WHAT WE
HE WAS -- AND THIS IS WHAT WE ARE GOING TO SEE, THIS IS MAYBE
ARE GOING TO SEE, THIS IS MAYBE PART OF WHY THE DEMOCRATS WANT
PART OF WHY THE DEMOCRATS WANT TO KEEP THIS SO FOCUSED AND
TO KEEP THIS SO FOCUSED AND NARROW.
NARROW. THEY’RE SAYING HE WANTED IT AND
THEY’RE SAYING HE WANTED IT AND HE CONDITIONED ANY ANNOUNCEMENT
HE CONDITIONED ANY ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE INVESTIGATIONS ON WHAT
OF THE INVESTIGATIONS ON WHAT WE’VE HEARD ABOUT, THE $391
WE’VE HEARD ABOUT, THE $391 MILLION THAT UKRAINE WAS SO
MILLION THAT UKRAINE WAS SO DESPERATE TO GET WHICH WAS
DESPERATE TO GET WHICH WAS AUTHORIZED UNDER U.S. LAW AS
AUTHORIZED UNDER U.S. LAW AS WELL AS A VISIT AT THE WHITE
WELL AS A VISIT AT THE WHITE HOUSE, AND THAT EVIDENCE, OF
HOUSE, AND THAT EVIDENCE, OF COURSE, HAS ALSO BEEN PRESENTED
COURSE, HAS ALSO BEEN PRESENTED IN HEARINGS.
IN HEARINGS. >> I THINK IT’S CRAZY TO
>> I THINK IT’S CRAZY TO WITHHOLD SECURITY ASSISTANCE FOR
WITHHOLD SECURITY ASSISTANCE FOR HELP WITH A POLITICAL CAMPAIGN.
HELP WITH A POLITICAL CAMPAIGN. >> THE POSSIBILITY OF A WHITE
>> THE POSSIBILITY OF A WHITE HOUSE MEETING WAS BEING HELD
HOUSE MEETING WAS BEING HELD CONTINGENT TO AN ANNOUNCEMENT.
CONTINGENT TO AN ANNOUNCEMENT. >> WAS THERE A QUID PRO QUO?
>> WAS THERE A QUID PRO QUO? THE ANSWER IS YES.
THE ANSWER IS YES. >> THE ANSWER IS YES.
>> THE ANSWER IS YES. WHAT YOU’RE SEEING ON YOUR
WHAT YOU’RE SEEING ON YOUR SCREEN HERE IS THE CASE AND THE
SCREEN HERE IS THE CASE AND THE EVIDENCE.
EVIDENCE. IT WILL ULTIMATELY BE UP TO
IT WILL ULTIMATELY BE UP TO DONALD TRUMP’S LAWYERS AND STAFF
DONALD TRUMP’S LAWYERS AND STAFF TO FIGHT THIS OUT.
TO FIGHT THIS OUT. AND PEOPLE MAY AGREE WITH THE
AND PEOPLE MAY AGREE WITH THE EVIDENCE IN THE SENATE AND STILL
EVIDENCE IN THE SENATE AND STILL ACQUIT HIM.
ACQUIT HIM. BUT THERE IS A LOT OF EVIDENCE
BUT THERE IS A LOT OF EVIDENCE HERE, AND THE DEMOCRATS IN THESE
HERE, AND THE DEMOCRATS IN THESE IMPEACHMENT ARTICLES DO
IMPEACHMENT ARTICLES DO SOMETHING ELSE REALLY IMPORTANT.
SOMETHING ELSE REALLY IMPORTANT. AND I THINK THIS IS A LITTLE BIT
AND I THINK THIS IS A LITTLE BIT NEW.
NEW. WE FOLLOW THIS STUFF CLOSELY
WE FOLLOW THIS STUFF CLOSELY AROUND HERE, AND WE’VE BEEN
AROUND HERE, AND WE’VE BEEN SCOURING IT WITH OUR TEAM ALL
SCOURING IT WITH OUR TEAM ALL DAY.
DAY. THEY MAKE THE CASE THAT WHEN THE
THEY MAKE THE CASE THAT WHEN THE PRESIDENT GOT CAUGHT, HE
PRESIDENT GOT CAUGHT, HE RELENTED ON THE QUID, BUT KEPT
RELENTED ON THE QUID, BUT KEPT PUSHING ON THE QUO.
PUSHING ON THE QUO. LET ME EXPLAIN.
LET ME EXPLAIN. THE ARGUMENT HERE ABOUT
THE ARGUMENT HERE ABOUT IMPEACHING TRUMP IN THE NEW
IMPEACHING TRUMP IN THE NEW ARTICLES WHICH WE HAVE FOR THE
ARTICLES WHICH WE HAVE FOR THE FIRST TIME, WHEN BUSTED DONALD
FIRST TIME, WHEN BUSTED DONALD TRUMP GAVE UP ON ATTEMPTED
TRUMP GAVE UP ON ATTEMPTED EXTORTION.
EXTORTION. UKRAINIANS GOT MOST OF THE MONEY
UKRAINIANS GOT MOST OF THE MONEY THAT HE HAD FROZEN.
THAT HE HAD FROZEN. BUT THE DEMOCRATS SAY IN THESE
BUT THE DEMOCRATS SAY IN THESE NEW ARTICLES, HE WAS STILL
NEW ARTICLES, HE WAS STILL GUILTILY CORRUPTLY PURSUING THE
GUILTILY CORRUPTLY PURSUING THE THING, THE QUO, THE ARTICLES SAY
THING, THE QUO, THE ARTICLES SAY AFTER EVERYTHING.
AFTER EVERYTHING. AND AFTER ALL THE WHISTLES BLOWN
AND AFTER ALL THE WHISTLES BLOWN AND ALL THE PUBLIC HEAT, THE
AND ALL THE PUBLIC HEAT, THE PRESIDENT, QUOTE, PERSISTED IN
PRESIDENT, QUOTE, PERSISTED IN OPENLY AND CORRUPTLY URGING AND
OPENLY AND CORRUPTLY URGING AND SOLICITING UKRAINE TO UNDERTAKE
SOLICITING UKRAINE TO UNDERTAKE INVESTIGATIONS.
INVESTIGATIONS. >> WE DO THAT ALL THE TIME WITH
>> WE DO THAT ALL THE TIME WITH FOREIGN POLICY.
FOREIGN POLICY. >> WELL, I WOULD THINK THAT IF
>> WELL, I WOULD THINK THAT IF THEY WERE HONEST ABOUT IT,
THEY WERE HONEST ABOUT IT, THEY’D START A MAJOR
THEY’D START A MAJOR INVESTIGATION INTO THE BIDENS.
INVESTIGATION INTO THE BIDENS. IT’S A VERY SIMPLE ANSWER.
IT’S A VERY SIMPLE ANSWER. >> VERY SIMPLE ANSWER.
>> VERY SIMPLE ANSWER. THAT’S NOW EVIDENCE IN THIS RARE
THAT’S NOW EVIDENCE IN THIS RARE THING, ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT
THING, ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT AND ENSUING MARKUP AND VOTE AND
AND ENSUING MARKUP AND VOTE AND POTENTIALLY SENATE TRIAL OF THE
POTENTIALLY SENATE TRIAL OF THE SITTING PRESIDENT.
SITTING PRESIDENT. MULVANEY AND TRUMP HAVE, OF
MULVANEY AND TRUMP HAVE, OF COURSE, WALKED BACK THE CLAIMS I
COURSE, WALKED BACK THE CLAIMS I JUST SHOWED YOU, BUT THEY ARE
JUST SHOWED YOU, BUT THEY ARE PUBLIC STATEMENTS.
PUBLIC STATEMENTS. THEY ARE LEGALLY INTERESTS
THEY ARE LEGALLY INTERESTS DEEMED MORE CREDIBLE BECAUSE
DEEMED MORE CREDIBLE BECAUSE THEY LOOK BAD FOR THE PEOPLE WHO
THEY LOOK BAD FOR THE PEOPLE WHO SAID THEM.
SAID THEM. THEY ARE PART OF WHAT DEMOCRATS
THEY ARE PART OF WHAT DEMOCRATS SAY IS A MOUNTAIN OF EVIDENCE
SAY IS A MOUNTAIN OF EVIDENCE WILL NOW CONSIDER ONCE THESE
WILL NOW CONSIDER ONCE THESE VOTES ARE HELD.
VOTES ARE HELD. AND IT MAKES THE JUDGMENT ON
AND IT MAKES THE JUDGMENT ON TRUMP’S FITNESS FOR OFFICE.
TRUMP’S FITNESS FOR OFFICE. THESE ARTICLES CLOSE ON A QUITE
THESE ARTICLES CLOSE ON A QUITE SOMBER NOTE AND I’M GOING TO
SOMBER NOTE AND I’M GOING TO READ IT TO YOU.
READ IT TO YOU. THEY ARGUE, IN ALL OF THIS
THEY ARGUE, IN ALL OF THIS PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS ACTED IN A
PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS ACTED IN A MANNER CONTRARY TO HIS TRUST AS
MANNER CONTRARY TO HIS TRUST AS PRESIDENT AND SUBVERSIVE OF
PRESIDENT AND SUBVERSIVE OF CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT, AND
CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT, AND THAT HE WILL REMAIN A THREAT --
THAT HE WILL REMAIN A THREAT -- I WANT TO REPEAT THAT.
I WANT TO REPEAT THAT. THAT’S THE CONGRESS SPEAKING
THAT’S THE CONGRESS SPEAKING ABOUT THE CURRENT PRESIDENT.
ABOUT THE CURRENT PRESIDENT. HE WILL REMAIN A THREAT TO THE
HE WILL REMAIN A THREAT TO THE CONSTITUTION IF ALLOWED TO
CONSTITUTION IF ALLOWED TO REMAIN IN OFFICE.
REMAIN IN OFFICE. AND NOT ONLY THE DEMOCRATS IN
AND NOT ONLY THE DEMOCRATS IN THE CONGRESS ARGUE DOES HE WARN
THE CONGRESS ARGUE DOES HE WARN IMPEACHMENT IN TRIAL, BUT THIS
IMPEACHMENT IN TRIAL, BUT THIS IS A SEPARATE QUESTION IN THE
IS A SEPARATE QUESTION IN THE CONSTITUTION.
CONSTITUTION. THEY ARGUE TODAY FOR THE FIRST
THEY ARGUE TODAY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN WRITING, REMOVAL FROM
TIME IN WRITING, REMOVAL FROM OFFICE AND DISQUALIFICATION TO
OFFICE AND DISQUALIFICATION TO HOLD AND ENJOY ANY OFFICE OF

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