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FOR JOINING US. THE RACHEL MADDOW STARTS WITH THE RACHEL MADDOW STARTS WITH JOY REEDID IN FOR RACHEL. JOY REEDID IN FOR RACHEL.>>RACHEL HAS THE NIGHT OFF.>>RACHEL HAS THE NIGHT OFF. SHE’LL BE BACK ON MONDAY. SHE’LL BE BACK ON MONDAY. WE’LL BEGIN TONIGHT WITH THE WE’LL BEGIN TONIGHT WITH THE BREAKING NEWS FROM “THE NEW YORK BREAKING NEWS FROM “THE NEW YORK TIMES.” TIMES.” HERE IS THE HEADLINE AGAIN, FBI HERE IS THE HEADLINE AGAIN, FBI OPENED INQUIRY INTO WHETHER OPENED INQUIRY INTO WHETHER TRUMP WAS SECRETORY WORKING ON TRUMP WAS SECRETORY WORKING ON BEHALF OF RUSSIA. BEHALF OF RUSSIA. QUOTE, IN THE DAYS AFTER QUOTE, IN THE DAYS AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP FIRED JAMES B. PRESIDENT TRUMP FIRED JAMES B. COMEY COMEY COMEY, LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS COMEY, LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS BECAME SO CONCERNED BY THE BECAME SO CONCERNED BY THE PRESIDENT’S BEHAVIOR, THEY BEGAN PRESIDENT’S BEHAVIOR, THEY BEGAN INVESTIGATING WHETHER HE HAD INVESTIGATING WHETHER HE HAD BEEN WORKING ON BEHALF OF RUSSIA BEEN WORKING ON BEHALF OF RUSSIA AGAINST AMERICAN INTEREST. AGAINST AMERICAN INTEREST. THAT’S ACCORDING TO FORMER THAT’S ACCORDING TO FORMER OFFICIALS. OFFICIALS. THE STORY. THE STORY.>>>CO-S– CONTINUES.>>>CO-S– CONTINUES. COUNTER INTELLIGENCE INCEST GUY COUNTER INTELLIGENCE INCEST GUY INVESTIGATIONORS HAD TO CONSIDER INVESTIGATIONORS HAD TO CONSIDER WHETHER THE PRESIDENT’S OWN WHETHER THE PRESIDENT’S OWN ACTIONS CONSTITUTED A POSSIBLE ACTIONS CONSTITUTED A POSSIBLE THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY. THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY. AGENTS SOUGHT TO DETERMINE AGENTS SOUGHT TO DETERMINE WHETHER MR. TRUMP WAS KNOWINGLY WHETHER MR. TRUMP WAS KNOWINGLY WORKING FOR RUSSIA OR FALLEN WORKING FOR RUSSIA OR FALLEN UNDER MOSCOW’S AGENTS. UNDER MOSCOW’S AGENTS. FBI OFFICIALS BECAME SUSPICIOUS FBI OFFICIALS BECAME SUSPICIOUS WITH TIES TO RUSSIA DURING THE WITH TIES TO RUSSIA DURING THE 2016 CAMPAIGN BUT HELD OFF ANON 2016 CAMPAIGN BUT HELD OFF ANON OPENING AN INVESTIGATION BECAUSE OPENING AN INVESTIGATION BECAUSE THEY WERE UNCERTAIN HOW TO THEY WERE UNCERTAIN HOW TO PROCEED WITH SUCH SENSITIVITY PROCEED WITH SUCH SENSITIVITY AND MAGNITUDE. AND MAGNITUDE. THE PRESIDENT’S ACTIVITIES THE PRESIDENT’S ACTIVITIES BEFORE AND AFTER MR. COMEY’S BEFORE AND AFTER MR. COMEY’S FIRING IN MAY OF 2017, FIRING IN MAY OF 2017, PARTICULARLY TWO INSTANCES IN PARTICULARLY TWO INSTANCES IN WHICH MR. TRUMP TIED THE COMEY WHICH MR. TRUMP TIED THE COMEY DISMISSAL TO THE RUSSIA DISMISSAL TO THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION. INVESTIGATION. HELPED PROMPT THE COUNTER HELPED PROMPT THE COUNTER INTELLIGENCE AS SPEBLGTPECT OF T INTELLIGENCE AS SPEBLGTPECT OF T INQUIRY. INQUIRY. ONE OF THESE INSTANCES WAS A ONE OF THESE INSTANCES WAS A LETTER WRITTEN BY TRUMP WITH THE LETTER WRITTEN BY TRUMP WITH THE HELP OF STEVEN MILLER IN THE HELP OF STEVEN MILLER IN THE DAYS BEFORE HE FIRED COMEY DAYS BEFORE HE FIRED COMEY OUTLINING HIS REASONS FOR DOING OUTLINING HIS REASONS FOR DOING SO. SO. THE EXISTENCE OF THAT LETTER WAS THE EXISTENCE OF THAT LETTER WAS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED BY “THE PREVIOUSLY REPORTED BY “THE TIMES” WHICH NOTED THEN WHITE TIMES” WHICH NOTED THEN WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL DON McGAHN HOUSE COUNSEL DON McGAHN INTERVENED AND STOPPED IT FROM INTERVENED AND STOPPED IT FROM BEING SENT. BEING SENT. THE SECOND INSTANCE WAS THIS THE SECOND INSTANCE WAS THIS INTERVIEW THAT THE PRESIDENT DID INTERVIEW THAT THE PRESIDENT DID WITH LESTER HOLT TWO DAYS AFTER WITH LESTER HOLT TWO DAYS AFTER HE FIRED COMEY IN WHICH HE DIS HE FIRED COMEY IN WHICH HE DIS DISCUSSED HIS REASONING FOR DISCUSSED HIS REASONING FOR DOING SO. DOING SO.>>THERE IS NO GOOD TIME TO DO>>THERE IS NO GOOD TIME TO DO IT, BY THE WAY. IT, BY THE WAY.>>BECAUSE IN YOUR LETTER, YOU>>BECAUSE IN YOUR LETTER, YOU SAID I ACCEPTED THEIR SAID I ACCEPTED THEIR RECOMMENDATION, SO YOU HAD RECOMMENDATION, SO YOU HAD ALREADY MADE THE DECISION. ALREADY MADE THE DECISION.>>I WAS GOING TO FIRE>>I WAS GOING TO FIRE REGARDLESS OF RECOMMENDATION. REGARDLESS OF RECOMMENDATION. HE MADE A RECOMMENDATION, HE’S HE MADE A RECOMMENDATION, HE’S HIGHLY RESPECTED, VERY GOOD GIER HIGHLY RESPECTED, VERY GOOD GIER VERY SMART GUY. VERY SMART GUY. THE REPUBLICANS LIKE HIM, THE THE REPUBLICANS LIKE HIM, THE DEMOCRATS LIKE HIM. DEMOCRATS LIKE HIM. REGARDLESS OF RECOMMENDATION, I REGARDLESS OF RECOMMENDATION, I WAS GOING TO FIRE COMEY KNOWING WAS GOING TO FIRE COMEY KNOWING THERE WAS NO GOOD TIME TO DO IT THERE WAS NO GOOD TIME TO DO IT AND IN FACT, WHEN I DECIDED TO AND IN FACT, WHEN I DECIDED TO JUST DO IT, I SAID TO MYSELF, I JUST DO IT, I SAID TO MYSELF, I SAID, YOU KNOW, THIS RUSSIA SAID, YOU KNOW, THIS RUSSIA THING WITH TRUMP AND RUSSIA IS A THING WITH TRUMP AND RUSSIA IS A MADE UP STORY. MADE UP STORY.>>WHEN I DECIDED TO JUST DO IT>>WHEN I DECIDED TO JUST DO IT I SAID TO MYSELF, I SAID, YOU I SAID TO MYSELF, I SAID, YOU KNOW, THIS IS A MADE UP STORY. KNOW, THIS IS A MADE UP STORY. THIS BOMBSHELL REPORT REPORTING THIS BOMBSHELL REPORT REPORTING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS WERE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS WERE SO CONCERNED BY THE PRESIDENT’S SO CONCERNED BY THE PRESIDENT’S BEHAVIOR AFTER HE PYREFIRED COME BEHAVIOR AFTER HE PYREFIRED COME THEY BEGAN INVESTIGATING WHETHER THEY BEGAN INVESTIGATING WHETHER HE HAD BEEN WORKING ON BEHALF OF HE HAD BEEN WORKING ON BEHALF OF RUSSIA AGAINST AMERICAN RUSSIA AGAINST AMERICAN INTERESTS. INTERESTS. “THE TIMES” SAY THIS WAS A “THE TIMES” SAY THIS WAS A CONTROVERSIAL DECISION, THAT CONTROVERSIAL DECISION, THAT IT’S NOT CLEAR IF THE IT’S NOT CLEAR IF THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES, BUT INVESTIGATION CONTINUES, BUT THAT SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT THAT SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT MUELLER DID IT, TOOK IT OVER MUELLER DID IT, TOOK IT OVER WHEN HE WAS APPOINTED IN MAY. WHEN HE WAS APPOINTED IN MAY. AS “THE TIMES” REPORTS, THE AS “THE TIMES” REPORTS, THE CRIMINAL AND COUNTER CRIMINAL AND COUNTER INTELLIGENCE ELEMENTS WERE INTELLIGENCE ELEMENTS WERE COUPLED TOGETHER INTO ONE COUPLED TOGETHER INTO ONE INVESTIGATION, FORMER LAW INVESTIGATION, FORMER LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS SAID IN ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS SAID IN INTERVIEWS IN RECENT WEEKS INTERVIEWS IN RECENT WEEKS BECAUSE IF MR. TRUMP OUSTED THE BECAUSE IF MR. TRUMP OUSTED THE HEAD OF THE FBI TO IMPEDE OR HEAD OF THE FBI TO IMPEDE OR EVEN END THE RUSSIA EVEN END THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION, THAT WAS BOTH THE INVESTIGATION, THAT WAS BOTH THE POSSIBLE CRIME AND NATIONAL POSSIBLE CRIME AND NATIONAL SECURITY CONCERN. SECURITY CONCERN. “THE TIMES” TONIGHT REPORTS “THE TIMES” TONIGHT REPORTS GETTING ACCESS TO THE TESTIMONY GETTING ACCESS TO THE TESTIMONY OF THE TOP LAWYER AT THE FBI AT OF THE TOP LAWYER AT THE FBI AT THE TIME, FBI GENERAL COUNSEL THE TIME, FBI GENERAL COUNSEL JAMES BAKER. JAMES BAKER. AND THEN FROM MR. BAKER’S HOUSE AND THEN FROM MR. BAKER’S HOUSE TESTIMONY, QUOTE, NOT ONLY WOULD TESTIMONY, QUOTE, NOT ONLY WOULD IT HAVE BEEN ISSUE OF IT HAVE BEEN ISSUE OF OBSTRUCTION, IT WOULD HURT OUR OBSTRUCTION, IT WOULD HURT OUR ABOUT TOYILITY TO FIGURE OUT WHA ABOUT TOYILITY TO FIGURE OUT WHA RUSSIANS HAD DONE AND THAT’S A RUSSIANS HAD DONE AND THAT’S A THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY. THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY. IN HIS TESTIMONY, PORTIONS WERE IN HIS TESTIMONY, PORTIONS WERE READ TO THE “NEW YORK TIMES.” READ TO THE “NEW YORK TIMES.” WHAT A STORY. WHAT A STORY. JOINING US NOW IS MICHAEL JOINING US NOW IS MICHAEL SCHMIDT. SCHMIDT. PART OF THE THREE-PERSON TEAM PART OF THE THREE-PERSON TEAM BREAKING THE STORY. BREAKING THE STORY.>>THANKS FOR HAVING ME.>>THANKS FOR HAVING ME.>>GIVE US A BACKGROUND.>>GIVE US A BACKGROUND. HOW LODGENG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKIN HOW LODGENG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKIN ON IT? ON IT?>>IN MANY WAYS FOR A YEAR AND A>>IN MANY WAYS FOR A YEAR AND A HALF BECAUSE SINCE MUELLER WAS HALF BECAUSE SINCE MUELLER WAS APPOINTED AND COMEY FIRED, WE’VE APPOINTED AND COMEY FIRED, WE’VE BEEN TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHAT BEEN TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE FBI AND THE JUSTICE THE FBI AND THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HAVE BEEN EXAMINING DEPARTMENT HAVE BEEN EXAMINING ON THE PRESIDENT. ON THE PRESIDENT. FOR MUCH OF THAT TIME, THAT FOR MUCH OF THAT TIME, THAT MEANS WE FOCUSED ON CRIMINAL MEANS WE FOCUSED ON CRIMINAL OBSTRUCTION. OBSTRUCTION. THAT SORT OF IS THE COLLECTIVE THAT SORT OF IS THE COLLECTIVE CONSEQUENCE, THE PUBLIC’S CONSEQUENCE, THE PUBLIC’S UNDERSTANDING TO THIS. UNDERSTANDING TO THIS. THERE IS A CRIMINAL OBSTRUCTION THERE IS A CRIMINAL OBSTRUCTION INVESTIGATION INTO THE PRESIDENT INVESTIGATION INTO THE PRESIDENT BUT WHAT WE’RE BRINGING FORTH BUT WHAT WE’RE BRINGING FORTH TONIGHT, WHAT WE LEARNED IS THAT TONIGHT, WHAT WE LEARNED IS THAT THERE WAS ALSO THIS COUNTER THERE WAS ALSO THIS COUNTER INTELLIGENCE ASPECT OF THAT INTELLIGENCE ASPECT OF THAT INVESTIGATION WHERE THEY WERE INVESTIGATION WHERE THEY WERE LOOKING DIRECTLY AT THE LOOKING DIRECTLY AT THE PRESIDENT’S TIES TO RUSSIA. PRESIDENT’S TIES TO RUSSIA. WHAT INITIALLY BEGAN HERE AS WHAT INITIALLY BEGAN HERE AS WHAT WE ALL THOUGHT WAS JUST AN WHAT WE ALL THOUGHT WAS JUST AN OBSTRUCTION INVESTIGATION WAS OBSTRUCTION INVESTIGATION WAS MUCH BIGGER AND HAD LARGER MUCH BIGGER AND HAD LARGER NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES AND NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS TO IT BECAUSE THE FOLKS CONCERNS TO IT BECAUSE THE FOLKS AT THE FBI AT THE TIME SAW THIS AT THE FBI AT THE TIME SAW THIS AS A POTENTIAL GROWTH OF AS A POTENTIAL GROWTH OF RUSSIA’S LARGER MADE ERR MEDDLIN RUSSIA’S LARGER MADE ERR MEDDLIN THE COUNTRY, THE GENERAL COUNSEL THE COUNTRY, THE GENERAL COUNSEL AT THE TIME JIM BAKER TESTIFYING AT THE TIME JIM BAKER TESTIFYING ON CAPITOL HILL, THE FIRING OF ON CAPITOL HILL, THE FIRING OF COMEY AS THE NATIONAL SECURITY COMEY AS THE NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT BECAUSE IT COULD BE A WAY THREAT BECAUSE IT COULD BE A WAY OF TRYING TO IMPEDE THE FBI’S OF TRYING TO IMPEDE THE FBI’S ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND HOW RUSSIA ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND HOW RUSSIA MEDDLED IN THE ELECTION, MEDDLED IN THE ELECTION, INTERFERED IN THE ELECTION AND INTERFERED IN THE ELECTION AND HELP GET DONALD TRUMP ELECTED. HELP GET DONALD TRUMP ELECTED.>>FOR MANY PEOPLE THAT HEAR>>FOR MANY PEOPLE THAT HEAR THIS STORY, IT’S A BOMBSHELL AND THIS STORY, IT’S A BOMBSHELL AND CONGRATULATIONS ON THE SCOOP, CONGRATULATIONS ON THE SCOOP, THE FBI SEEMED TO HAVE BEEN THE THE FBI SEEMED TO HAVE BEEN THE MORE OF THE AGENCIES MORE OF THE AGENCIES INVESTIGATING DURING THE 2016 INVESTIGATING DURING THE 2016 CAMPAIGN. CAMPAIGN. THEY VERY FAMOUSLY ESSENTIALLY THEY VERY FAMOUSLY ESSENTIALLY DOWNPLAYED THE IDEA AND DIDN’T DOWNPLAYED THE IDEA AND DIDN’T EVEN MENTION THE FACT THAT THE EVEN MENTION THE FACT THAT THE DONALD TRUMP CAMPAIGN WAS UNDER DONALD TRUMP CAMPAIGN WAS UNDER INVESTIGATION DURING THE INVESTIGATION DURING THE CAMPAIGN. CAMPAIGN. IS IT YOUR REPORTING THAT AT IS IT YOUR REPORTING THAT AT SOME POINT AFTER DONALD TRUMP SOME POINT AFTER DONALD TRUMP WAS ELECTED, THEY CAME TO SEE A WAS ELECTED, THEY CAME TO SEE A NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT INSIDE NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE THAT THEY DIDN’T THE WHITE HOUSE THAT THEY DIDN’T SEE DURING THE CAMPAIGN? SEE DURING THE CAMPAIGN?>>I’M NOT SURE IF THAT NOTION>>I’M NOT SURE IF THAT NOTION IS ACCURATE. IS ACCURATE. WHAT IS GOING ON AT THE FBI IN WHAT IS GOING ON AT THE FBI IN THE MONTHS BEFORE THE ELECTION THE MONTHS BEFORE THE ELECTION IS THEY HAD FOUR TRUMP IS THEY HAD FOUR TRUMP ASSOCIATES UNDER INVESTIGATION ASSOCIATES UNDER INVESTIGATION LOOKING AT THEM. LOOKING AT THEM. IT WAS A COUNTER INTELLIGENCE IT WAS A COUNTER INTELLIGENCE INVESTIGATION. INVESTIGATION. THEY WEREN’T SURE WHAT THE REAL THEY WEREN’T SURE WHAT THE REAL LINKS WERE BACK TO RUSSIA, WHAT LINKS WERE BACK TO RUSSIA, WHAT THE REAL THERE WAS AND THEY WERE THE REAL THERE WAS AND THEY WERE NOT GOING TO GO PUBLIC WITH THAT NOT GOING TO GO PUBLIC WITH THAT INVESTIGATION. INVESTIGATION. THE PROBLEM THE FBI RUNS INTO IS THE PROBLEM THE FBI RUNS INTO IS THAT IS SEEN WITH A BACKDROP OF THAT IS SEEN WITH A BACKDROP OF THE CLINTON E-MAIL INVESTIGATE, THE CLINTON E-MAIL INVESTIGATE, WHICH THEY HANDLED DIFFERENTLY WHICH THEY HANDLED DIFFERENTLY SO THEY GET ACCUSED OF TREATING SO THEY GET ACCUSED OF TREATING THEM DIFFERENTLY PROCEEDING WITH THEM DIFFERENTLY PROCEEDING WITH THE COUNTER INTELLIGENCE THE COUNTER INTELLIGENCE INVESTIGATION TO FIGURE OUT HOW INVESTIGATION TO FIGURE OUT HOW MUCH WAS THERE. MUCH WAS THERE. THEY KNEW THE DECISION TO OPEN THEY KNEW THE DECISION TO OPEN AN INVESTIGATION INTO A AN INVESTIGATION INTO A CANDIDATE OR INTO A PRESIDENT CANDIDATE OR INTO A PRESIDENT HIMSELF, TRUMP, WOULD HAVE BEEN HIMSELF, TRUMP, WOULD HAVE BEEN AN ENORMOUS DEAL AND THEY NEEDED AN ENORMOUS DEAL AND THEY NEEDED TO MEET A PARTICULAR THRESHOLD TO MEET A PARTICULAR THRESHOLD TO DO THAT. TO DO THAT. AFTER THE COMEY FIRING, THEY AFTER THE COMEY FIRING, THEY THOUGHT THEY HAD ENOUGH TO DO THOUGHT THEY HAD ENOUGH TO DO THAT, TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT THAT, TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT MONUMENTAL DECISION, REGARDLESS MONUMENTAL DECISION, REGARDLESS OF WHAT COMES OUT OF THE MUELLER OF WHAT COMES OUT OF THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION, IT IS A HISTORIC INVESTIGATION, IT IS A HISTORIC MOMENT THAT THE FBI OPENED AN MOMENT THAT THE FBI OPENED AN INVESTIGATION INTO WHETHER THE INVESTIGATION INTO WHETHER THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WAS COLLUDING WITH A FOREIGN WAS COLLUDING WITH A FOREIGN POWER, JUST IN AND OF ITSELF. POWER, JUST IN AND OF ITSELF.>>THAT’S EXTRAORDINARILY AS IS>>THAT’S EXTRAORDINARILY AS IS TWO THINGS IN YOUR REPORTING ARE TWO THINGS IN YOUR REPORTING ARE THE THINGS THAT CAUSED THE FBI THE THINGS THAT CAUSED THE FBI TO REALLY RELAX THEIR TO REALLY RELAX THEIR RESERVATIONS AND GO FORWARD. RESERVATIONS AND GO FORWARD. TWO THINGS THAT DONALD TRUMP TWO THINGS THAT DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF DID, THAT THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF DID, THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES DID, TALK A OF THE UNITED STATES DID, TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THIS FIRST LITTLE BIT ABOUT THIS FIRST THING, WHICH IS THE LETTER AND THING, WHICH IS THE LETTER AND THIS IS THE LETTER DONALD TRUMP THIS IS THE LETTER DONALD TRUMP WANTED TO SEND TO JIM COMEY, WANTED TO SEND TO JIM COMEY, SORT OF AN EXIT LETTER TO HIM. SORT OF AN EXIT LETTER TO HIM. CAN YOU TALK MORE ABOUT THAT? CAN YOU TALK MORE ABOUT THAT?>>THE WEEKEND BEFORE COMEY>>THE WEEKEND BEFORE COMEY FIRES, TRUMP GOES TO HIS GOLF FIRES, TRUMP GOES TO HIS GOLF CLUB IN BEDMINSTER, NEW JERSEY, CLUB IN BEDMINSTER, NEW JERSEY, HE’S THERE WITH HIS KIDS AND HE’S THERE WITH HIS KIDS AND STEVEN MILLER, HIS CLOSE AID AND STEVEN MILLER, HIS CLOSE AID AND TRUMP DECIDES HE’S GOING TO FIRE TRUMP DECIDES HE’S GOING TO FIRE COMEY AND HE AND KUSHNER AND COMEY AND HE AND KUSHNER AND MILLER COAL UP WITH ERER COME UP MILLER COAL UP WITH ERER COME UP TRUMP WILL SEND TO COMEY. TRUMP WILL SEND TO COMEY. TRUMP GOES BACK TO WASHINGTON TRUMP GOES BACK TO WASHINGTON AND SAYS I’M FIRING THE FBI AND SAYS I’M FIRING THE FBI DIRECTOR AND GIVES HIM THE DIRECTOR AND GIVES HIM THE LETTER. LETTER. DON McGAHN LOOKS AT IT AND SAYS DON McGAHN LOOKS AT IT AND SAYS THIS IS NOT A GOOD IDEA TO BE THIS IS NOT A GOOD IDEA TO BE SENDING. SENDING. TRUMP HAS REFERENCES TO THE TRUMP HAS REFERENCES TO THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION AND McGAHN RUSSIA INVESTIGATION AND McGAHN THINKS IT’S PROBLEMATIC. THINKS IT’S PROBLEMATIC. WHAT HAPPENS IN TWO DAYS THAT WHAT HAPPENS IN TWO DAYS THAT FOLLOWS IS McGAHN HAS ROD FOLLOWS IS McGAHN HAS ROD ROSENSTEIN AND JEFF SESSIONS AND ROSENSTEIN AND JEFF SESSIONS AND ATTORNEY GENERAL AT THE TIME ATTORNEY GENERAL AT THE TIME COME OVER TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND COME OVER TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND ROSENSTEIN AGREES TO WRITE A ROSENSTEIN AGREES TO WRITE A LETTER FOR THE PRESIDENT. LETTER FOR THE PRESIDENT. I’LL COME UP WITH A LETTER FOR I’LL COME UP WITH A LETTER FOR YOU. YOU. YOU DON’T NEED TO MENTION YOU DON’T NEED TO MENTION RUSSIA. RUSSIA. THE LETTER FROM ROSENSTEIN COMES THE LETTER FROM ROSENSTEIN COMES BACK THE FOLLOWING DAY. BACK THE FOLLOWING DAY. IT SAYS COMEY MISHANDLED THE IT SAYS COMEY MISHANDLED THE CLINTON E-MAIL INVESTIGATION AND CLINTON E-MAIL INVESTIGATION AND SORT OF A DIFFERENT REASON THAN SORT OF A DIFFERENT REASON THAN TRUMP WANTING — WHY TRUMP WANTS TRUMP WANTING — WHY TRUMP WANTS TO GET RID OF COMEY AND THAT IS TO GET RID OF COMEY AND THAT IS THE LETTER THAT IS SENT BUT THE LETTER THAT IS SENT BUT TRUMP WAS IRRITATED WITH ROSE TRUMP WAS IRRITATED WITH ROSE ROSENSTEIN FOR NOT MENTIONING ROSENSTEIN FOR NOT MENTIONING RUSSIA. RUSSIA. TRUMP ULTIMATELY WHEN HE SENDS TRUMP ULTIMATELY WHEN HE SENDS HIS LETTER TO COMEY SAYS DEAR HIS LETTER TO COMEY SAYS DEAR MR. COMEY, THANK YOU FOR TELLING MR. COMEY, THANK YOU FOR TELLING ME THREE TIMES I WAS NOT UNDER ME THREE TIMES I WAS NOT UNDER INVESTIGATION IN THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION IN THE RUSSIA INQUIRY AND WHAT HAPPENS IS THE INQUIRY AND WHAT HAPPENS IS THE FBI FINDS OUT ABOUT THAT IN THE FBI FINDS OUT ABOUT THAT IN THE FOLLOWING DAYS AND PERPLEXED WHY FOLLOWING DAYS AND PERPLEXED WHY IS IT TRUMP WANTED TO MENTION IS IT TRUMP WANTED TO MENTION RUSSIA IN THE LETTER? RUSSIA IN THE LETTER? WAS IT THAT WAS REALLY DRIVING WAS IT THAT WAS REALLY DRIVING THAT? THAT? THE SECOND THING IS YOU WERE THE SECOND THING IS YOU WERE POINTING OUT EARLIER WERE HIS POINTING OUT EARLIER WERE HIS COMMENTS TO LESTER HOLT WHERE HE COMMENTS TO LESTER HOLT WHERE HE APPEARS TO SAY RUSSIA WAS ON HIS APPEARS TO SAY RUSSIA WAS ON HIS MIND WHEN HE FIRED COMEY. MIND WHEN HE FIRED COMEY.>>YOU HAVE IN HERE, IT IS>>YOU HAVE IN HERE, IT IS EXTRAORDINARY WHAT WE’VE BEEN EXTRAORDINARY WHAT WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IN THE OBSTRUCTION TALKING ABOUT IN THE OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE INQUIRY GENERALLY UP OF JUSTICE INQUIRY GENERALLY UP TO NOW HAS BEEN ABOUT THE FIRING TO NOW HAS BEEN ABOUT THE FIRING OF COMEY AS A WAY TO OBSTRUCT OF COMEY AS A WAY TO OBSTRUCT THE FBI’S INVESTIGATION MORE THE FBI’S INVESTIGATION MORE BROADLY BUT THE FBI CAME TO SEE BROADLY BUT THE FBI CAME TO SEE THE POTENTIAL OBSTRUCTION IN AND THE POTENTIAL OBSTRUCTION IN AND OF ITSELF A NATIONAL SECURITY OF ITSELF A NATIONAL SECURITY CONCERN. CONCERN.>>COLLECT.>>COLLECT. THAT IS THE TESTIMONY THAT WAS THAT IS THE TESTIMONY THAT WAS GIVEN LAST YEAR BY THE FBI GIVEN LAST YEAR BY THE FBI GENERAL COUNSEL AT THE TIME. GENERAL COUNSEL AT THE TIME. HE’S BASICALLY SAYING LOOK, HE’S BASICALLY SAYING LOOK, THERE WAS THIS VERY IMPORTANT THERE WAS THIS VERY IMPORTANT NATIONAL SECURITY INVESTIGATION NATIONAL SECURITY INVESTIGATION THAT WAS GOING ON, AND TO THE THAT WAS GOING ON, AND TO THE AND TENT AND TENT EXTENT TRYING TO GET RID OF EXTENT TRYING TO GET RID OF COMEY WAS TRYING TO END THE COMEY WAS TRYING TO END THE INVESTIGATION, THAT COULD HAVE INVESTIGATION, THAT COULD HAVE NATIONAL SECURITY WERE CASES IN NATIONAL SECURITY WERE CASES IN AND OF ITS SELL. AND OF ITS SELL. THAT WOULD HURT OUR ABILITY TO THAT WOULD HURT OUR ABILITY TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS AND GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS AND FIGURE OUT WHAT DID THE RUSSIANS FIGURE OUT WHAT DID THE RUSSIANS DO IN TRYING TO PREVENT IT FROM DO IN TRYING TO PREVENT IT FROM HAPPENING AGAIN AND THAT WAS THE HAPPENING AGAIN AND THAT WAS THE BROADER NATIONAL SECURITY BROADER NATIONAL SECURITY CONCERN. CONCERN. THE INTERESTING THING IS WE THE INTERESTING THING IS WE THINK OF OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE THINK OF OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE AS SOMETHING THAT HAPPENS IN THE AS SOMETHING THAT HAPPENS IN THE CRIMINAL CONTEXT WHERE SOMEONE CRIMINAL CONTEXT WHERE SOMEONE IS INTERFERING WITH THE WITNESS IS INTERFERING WITH THE WITNESS OR LYING TO INVESTIGATORS IN A OR LYING TO INVESTIGATORS IN A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION THAT’S CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION THAT’S LOOKING AT ONE OR SEVERAL LOOKING AT ONE OR SEVERAL INDIVIDUALS. INDIVIDUALS. THE DIFFERENCE HERE IS THAT THE THE DIFFERENCE HERE IS THAT THE POTENTIAL OBSTRUCTION COULD HAVE POTENTIAL OBSTRUCTION COULD HAVE BEEN ON A NATIONAL SECURITY BEEN ON A NATIONAL SECURITY INVESTIGATION, ONE THAT IMPACTED INVESTIGATION, ONE THAT IMPACTED THE ENTIRE COUNTRY. THE ENTIRE COUNTRY. THIS IS NOT JUST ON A BANK THIS IS NOT JUST ON A BANK ROBBERY. ROBBERY. THIS IS NOT JUST ON A REGULAR, THIS IS NOT JUST ON A REGULAR, YOU THOUGH, CRIME THEY WERE YOU THOUGH, CRIME THEY WERE LOOKING AT. LOOKING AT. THIS WAS THE ATTACK ON THE THIS WAS THE ATTACK ON THE ELECTION. ELECTION.>>ABSOLUTELY.>>ABSOLUTELY. ANOTHER PIECE AT THE END OF THE ANOTHER PIECE AT THE END OF THE PIECE THAT’S AN EXTRAORDINARY PIECE THAT’S AN EXTRAORDINARY THING, A LOT OF US REMEMBER THE THING, A LOT OF US REMEMBER THE OVAL OFFICE MEETING DONALD TRUMP OVAL OFFICE MEETING DONALD TRUMP INVITING RUSSIAN OFFICIALS IN INVITING RUSSIAN OFFICIALS IN AFTER HE FIRED MR. COMEY AND AFTER HE FIRED MR. COMEY AND THAT, TOO, BECAME PART OF THIS THAT, TOO, BECAME PART OF THIS INQUIRY. INQUIRY.>>CORRECT.>>CORRECT. THEY DON’T LEARN ABOUT THAT THEY DON’T LEARN ABOUT THAT MEETING UNTIL AFTER IT’S MEETING UNTIL AFTER IT’S DISCLOSED SOMETIME LATER. DISCLOSED SOMETIME LATER. THAT IS RIGHT AFTER TRUMP FIRES THAT IS RIGHT AFTER TRUMP FIRES COMEY, HE HAS THE RUSSIAN COMEY, HE HAS THE RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER AND THE RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER AND THE RUSSIAN AL BASS AL BASS AMBASSADOR INTO THE OVAL OFFICE AMBASSADOR INTO THE OVAL OFFICE AND SAYS HE RELIEF AID LOT OF AND SAYS HE RELIEF AID LOT OF PRESSURE ON HIM IN RELATION TO PRESSURE ON HIM IN RELATION TO THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION AND THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION AND CALLS COMEY A NUTJOB AND WHEN CALLS COMEY A NUTJOB AND WHEN THIS COMES OUT, IT FURTHER THIS COMES OUT, IT FURTHER UNNERVES THE FBI AGENTS SAYING UNNERVES THE FBI AGENTS SAYING WHY DID HE HAVE THESE FOREIGN WHY DID HE HAVE THESE FOREIGN ADVERSARIES INTO THE OVAL ADVERSARIES INTO THE OVAL OFFICE? OFFICE? WHY WOULD HE BE SO WILLING TO DO WHY WOULD HE BE SO WILLING TO DO THIS AND TELL THEM BY FIRING THIS AND TELL THEM BY FIRING COMEY, HE ALLEVIATED PRESSURE ON COMEY, HE ALLEVIATED PRESSURE ON HIMSELF. HIMSELF.>>MICHAEL SCHMIDT, ONE OF THREE>>MICHAEL SCHMIDT, ONE OF THREE THAT BROKE THIS STORY TONIGHT.

Small Business Owners Rally Behind Medicare For All


Medicare for all is still hugely popular here
in the United States. And according to a new poll, there is another
group of people here in the United States that now a majority of them say they support
the idea of medicare for all. And those people happen to be small business
owners according to a new report, a new poll, excuse me, 58% of small business owners here
in the United States say they support Medicare for all because it’s going to lower costs
for them. It’s gonna lower their overhead costs. And here’s why big corporations or even just
larger companies do have the ability to hire human resources. People maybe even hire an outside consultant
to go out there and negotiate insurance plans with insurance companies, smaller businesses. Maybe you’re just a, a local, a Bodega at
the end of the street, you don’t have that benefit because you don’t have that luxury
of being able to afford those things. So you’re kind of stuck. You and your employees with whatever plan
they have to offer, you can’t negotiate. Prices so you end up, getting screwed pretty
hard and they’re tired of it. And they want Medicare for all because then
not only does it save them money, it’s also now something they don’t ever have to worry
about and that is the argument that needs to be
made more frequently. It even needs to be made for the corporations. Those who do go out there and negotiate prices,
you’re still paying too much and you will be paying less under Medicare for all. It puts more money into the pockets of the
corporations. And I know we do most of our reporting here
on ring of fire talking about how horrible corporations are and they are. They also hold a lot of power. So what if we just reframe the argument slightly. What if we start telling them how much money
they’re going to save, how many more super yachts they get to buy if they no longer have
to pay for their employees healthcare coverage. I think about some of these massive corporations
here in the United States, you know AT&T springs to mind. We’ve got an office right down the street. I see it all the time. That’s why it springs to mind. But AT&T nationwide, thousands upon thousands,
hundreds of thousands of employees. Most of them have health insurance in AT&T
like other employers pays for that. So how much money are they going to be putting
in their pockets if suddenly that’s something they don’t have to pay for? They don’t have to have administrators. So those people can free up their time and
work on other things for the company. You save money all around and that’s the argument
that needs to be made. We know as a public that we save a ton of
money with it. Yeah, our taxes are going to go up, but we’re
no longer paying insurance premiums. So overall more money goes in our pockets,
but the corporations, the ones out there calling the shots, they need to be told that, hey,
guess what? Yeah, you suck as a corporation, but this
puts more money in your pocket too. You save money and health care becomes something
you never have to worry about for your employees. Again, whether it’s somebody working minimum
wage part time or a full time executive, you don’t have to cover them at all or ever even
think about giving them health care because we got it covered. That is the argument that needs to be made.

The Propaganda Game Is Strong At The Trump TV Business channel | All In | MSNBC


>>>THING ONE TONIGHT, A FEW>>>THING ONE TONIGHT, A FEW WEEKS AGO THERE WAS A REPORT THE WEEKS AGO THERE WAS A REPORT THE PRESIDENT WAS UPSET BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT WAS UPSET BECAUSE THE PRO-TRUMP PUNDIT STEVE CORTEZ PRO-TRUMP PUNDIT STEVE CORTEZ WASN’T GETTING ENOUGH AIRTIME ON WASN’T GETTING ENOUGH AIRTIME ON CNN. CNN. HE’S APPARENTLY BEEN BENCHED BY HE’S APPARENTLY BEEN BENCHED BY THE NETWORK WHERE HE WAS A PAID THE NETWORK WHERE HE WAS A PAID CONTRIBUTOR PERHAPS BECAUSE HE CONTRIBUTOR PERHAPS BECAUSE HE WAS STILL PART OF THE TRUMP TEAM WAS STILL PART OF THE TRUMP TEAM AS PART OF HIS HISPANIC ADVISORY AS PART OF HIS HISPANIC ADVISORY COUNSEL. COUNSEL. HE WAS ONE OF THE OPENING ACTS HE WAS ONE OF THE OPENING ACTS AT TRUMP’S NEW MEXICO RALLY AND AT TRUMP’S NEW MEXICO RALLY AND ONE OF THE SUBJECTS OF A ONE OF THE SUBJECTS OF A COMPLETELY RACIST SHOUT OUT BY COMPLETELY RACIST SHOUT OUT BY THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF. THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF.>>HE HAPPENS TO BE HISPANIC BUT>>HE HAPPENS TO BE HISPANIC BUT I’VE NEVER QUITE FIGURED IT OUT I’VE NEVER QUITE FIGURED IT OUT BECAUSE HE LOOKS MORE LIKE A BECAUSE HE LOOKS MORE LIKE A WASP THAN I DO WASP THAN I DO SO I HAVEN’T FIGURED THAT ONE SO I HAVEN’T FIGURED THAT ONE OUT. OUT. BUT I’LL TELL YOU WHAT THERE’S BUT I’LL TELL YOU WHAT THERE’S NOBODY THAT LOVES THIS COUNTRY NOBODY THAT LOVES THIS COUNTRY MORE OR HISPANIC MORE THAN STEVE MORE OR HISPANIC MORE THAN STEVE CORTEZ CORTEZ STEVE. STEVE. WHO DO YOU LIKE MORE, THE WHO DO YOU LIKE MORE, THE COUNTRY OR THE PASSHISPANICS. COUNTRY OR THE PASSHISPANICS. HE SAYS THE COUNTRY. HE SAYS THE COUNTRY. I DON’T KNOW, I MAY HAVE TO GO I DON’T KNOW, I MAY HAVE TO GO FOR THE HISPANICS TO BE HONEST FOR THE HISPANICS TO BE HONEST WITH YOU WITH YOU WE’VE GOT A LOT OF HISPANICS WE’VE GOT A LOT OF HISPANICS WE LOVE OUR HISPANICS. WE LOVE OUR HISPANICS. GET OUT AND VOTE GET OUT AND VOTE AND STEVE, I WANT TO THANK YOU AND STEVE, I WANT TO THANK YOU VERY MUCH, BY THE WAY, AND YOU VERY MUCH, BY THE WAY, AND YOU WERE INCREDIBLE ON CNN AND NOW WERE INCREDIBLE ON CNN AND NOW YOU’LL GET A REAL JOB, OKAY? YOU’LL GET A REAL JOB, OKAY? STEVE, THAT AUDIENCE WASN’T BIG STEVE, THAT AUDIENCE WASN’T BIG ENOUGH FOR YOU ENOUGH FOR YOU THEY’RE RATINGS AREN’T GOOD.>>>THERE ARE TWO CABLE NETWORKS>>>THERE ARE TWO CABLE NETWORKS DEVOTED TO SPREADING PROPAGANDA DEVOTED TO SPREADING PROPAGANDA FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP THERE’S FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP THERE’S TRUMP TV AND THEN THE TRUMP TV TRUMP TV AND THEN THE TRUMP TV BUSINESS CHANNEL WHERE A MAN BUSINESS CHANNEL WHERE A MAN NAMED LOU DAUBS DOES HIS NAMED LOU DAUBS DOES HIS BUSINESS EVERY NIGHT BUSINESS EVERY NIGHT>>AND SPENT SOME TIME AND I>>AND SPENT SOME TIME AND I WANT TO GIVE YOU AN UNAUTHORIZED WANT TO GIVE YOU AN UNAUTHORIZED QUICK ACCESS I WITNESSED IN THE QUICK ACCESS I WITNESSED IN THE WHITE HOUSE, THE DEMEANOR OF THE WHITE HOUSE, THE DEMEANOR OF THE FOLKS WORKING FOR THIS PRESIDENT FOLKS WORKING FOR THIS PRESIDENT FOR THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE IT COULDN’T BE MORE POSITIVE IT COULDN’T BE MORE POSITIVE THE MOOD IN THAT WHITE HOUSE KPT THE MOOD IN THAT WHITE HOUSE KPT BE MORE HIGH ENERGY. BE MORE HIGH ENERGY. I’VE SEEN A NUMBER OF WHITE I’VE SEEN A NUMBER OF WHITE HOUSES HOUSES I’VE HAPPENED TO HAVE SEEN THIS I’VE HAPPENED TO HAVE SEEN THIS UN IN ITS EARLY DAYS AND I HAVE UN IN ITS EARLY DAYS AND I HAVE SEEN IT NOW, AND I WANT YOU TO SEEN IT NOW, AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW THE JOINT IS HOPPING. KNOW THE JOINT IS HOPPING. AT EVERY LEVEL ON EVERY FLOOR AT EVERY LEVEL ON EVERY FLOOR THIS WHITE HOUSE IS ENERGIZED. THIS WHITE HOUSE IS ENERGIZED. THERE’S SUNSHINE BEAMING THERE’S SUNSHINE BEAMING THROUGHOUT THE PLACE AND ALMOST THROUGHOUT THE PLACE AND ALMOST ON EVERY FACE. ON EVERY FACE. IT’S WINNER AND WINNING IT’S WINNER AND WINNING CENTERED CENTERED AND OUR WHITE HOUSE, OUR AND OUR WHITE HOUSE, OUR PRESIDENT IS AT THE TOP OF HIS PRESIDENT IS AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME GAME>>WHAT THE HECK DUDE?>>WHAT THE HECK DUDE?>>THAT SOUNDED LIKE SOMETHING>>THAT SOUNDED LIKE SOMETHING YOU’D SEE ON NORTH KOREA STATE TV YOU’RE NOT ALONE YOU’RE NOT ALONE THE DAILY SHOW SHOWED US WHAT THE DAILY SHOW SHOWED US WHAT THAT WOULD LOOK LIKE THAT WOULD LOOK LIKE BUT HONESTLY THE REAL THING IS BUT HONESTLY THE REAL THING IS EMBARRASSING ENOUGH ON ITS OWN EMBARRASSING ENOUGH ON ITS OWN>>HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.

Trump Wants Obama Investigated Over Netflix Deal


It’s no secret that Donald Trump is being
investigated for everything under the Sun right now. His hush money payments to a porn stars and
playboy playmates, his emoluments clause violations, his tax returns, his business tax returns,
and pretty much anything else you could imagine. So yeah, the guy’s a little investigation,
uh, you know, tired right now, doesn’t want to deal with it anymore. And he thinks that all of these investigations
are witch hunts. They’re all hoaxes. Just like he claimed the Mueller investigation
was a hoax. Well, yesterday he finally snapped. I guess he kinda hit that point where he just
couldn’t take it anymore and Dang it. He wants the House Judiciary Committee to
look at the real scandals. And the real scandals are Barack Obama’s book
deal and his deal with Amazon to produce some programming for the streaming platform. Those, according to Donald Trump, are the
real crimes that house Democrats better start looking into because yes, no president ever
after leaving office has, you know, cashed in because people want to hear what a president
has to say. Donald Trump’s an idiot. And I can’t say that enough. And I feel like I say it all the time, and
that’s still not quite enough. I mean, obviously this is classic deflection. He’s trying to say, yeah, but look what Obama’s
doing. I’m losing money. He told us on Twitter, he says, I’m losing
billions by being president. But I did it because I wanted the honor of
being your president. Meanwhile, Obama’s out here writing a book
and getting money for it. How? Which one of us is the real crook. Trump wants to know, this is actually what
Donald Trump tweeted. So they say, okay, let’s look at everything
else. And all of the deals that Trump has done over
his lifetime, he’s referring to the fact that Mueller allegedly came up with nothing, but
it doesn’t work that way. I have a better idea. Look at the Obama book deal or the ridiculous
Netflix deal. Then look at all the deals made by the Dems
in Congress, the congressional slush fund, and lastly, the inspector general reports. Okay, let’s look at him. What kind of bad things do they say about
Democrats? Because inspector general reports tend to
be taken pretty seriously. Uh, people do read those. They do make headlines. And as far as I can remember for God, probably
at least the last two years, uh, all the IG reports that have come out have been about
things like, oh, you’re violating the emoluments clause. Oh, members of your cabinet are exceeding
the spending limits and broke the rules. And of course, Kellyanne Conway’s countless
hatch act violations. Those have all come from the inspector general. So if you want us to start looking at those
reports, we have solutely well, because we already have been and we’ve been reporting
on them since you came into office. Obama’s deal with Netflix. I don’t care if you love Obama, you hate Obama,
where you think he’s, whatever. That’s not illegal. The man’s not in office anymore. He’s not funneling money. He’s not laundering money. He’s not getting paid under the table. He’s not committing tax fraud. He’s a former president who was hugely popular
and Netflix wants to capitalize on that by giving him lots of money to go make some programming. There is literally nothing wrong with that. Now, depending on your opinion of Obama, you
may not be happy that it’s happening, but oh well that’s life. Suck it up, buttercup. These things happen. It’s like if George W. Bush got a deal to
start a new sit-com, I wouldn’t sit here and say that it needs to be investigated. I would just say, that’s dumb. I’m not going to watch it, and then I’d move
on with my life and forget all about it, but I guess Republicans aren’t able to do that
are ya, you know, for the group that always likes to whine, that the other side is always
triggered and the other side’s a bunch of snowflakes. You guys sure as hell do seem to dwell on
the most tiny, innocuous little things out there and you let it burrow down into your
skin to where it just becomes this constant irritation that you don’t know how to rid
yourself of. That’s what happened with the Obama Netflix
deal when all those Republicans came out and said, well, I’m canceling Netflix now. bruuuuuuh, I’m not going to do it anymore. Nobody cared, and I’m also willing to bet
nobody actually canceled their Netflix subscriptions. Did you? He just wanted to make a scene because you
hate Obama with everything that you’ve got. The real criminal, the real crook, the real
guy who’s breaking the law. He’s the one still in the White House today,
and I can promise you when he leaves office, nobody’s going to be offering him a buttload
of money to produce some shows for Netflix.

House Probing Elaine Chao On Questions Of Conflict With Family Business | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


AND HE’S NEVER BEEN A GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE, IT SHOULD BE FIREWORKS EMPLOYEE, IT SHOULD BE FIREWORKS AT THE LEAST. AT THE LEAST. AND YOU KNOW, IF THE SCANDALTURE AND YOU KNOW, IF THE SCANDALTURE CHURWHEEL NEVER STOPS SPINNING CHURWHEEL NEVER STOPS SPINNING THESE DAYS, HARD TO KEEP UP WITH THESE DAYS, HARD TO KEEP UP WITH WHAT’S THE SCANDAL NOW, I HAVE WHAT’S THE SCANDAL NOW, I HAVE TO TELL YOU BECAUSE IT TURNS OUT TO TELL YOU BECAUSE IT TURNS OUT THE CHORE WHEEL OF SCANDAL IN THE CHORE WHEEL OF SCANDAL IN THIS ADMINISTRATION IS A THIS ADMINISTRATION IS A FLYWHEEL, LIKE, IT’S WEIGHTED FLYWHEEL, LIKE, IT’S WEIGHTED AND IT NEVER STOPS. AND IT NEVER STOPS. I MEAN, THEY WILL SPIN OUT NEW I MEAN, THEY WILL SPIN OUT NEW SCANDALS EVERY SINGLE DAY THEY SCANDALS EVERY SINGLE DAY THEY ARE IN OFFICE. ARE IN OFFICE. SO EVEN WITH ALL OF THAT ALREADY SO EVEN WITH ALL OF THAT ALREADY HAPPENING, NATURALLY TODAY, HAPPENING, NATURALLY TODAY, THERE’S WORD OF YET ANOTHER THERE’S WORD OF YET ANOTHER INVESTIGATION INTO YET ANOTHER INVESTIGATION INTO YET ANOTHER TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SCANDAL. TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SCANDAL. “THE NEW YORK TIMES” FIRST TO “THE NEW YORK TIMES” FIRST TO REPORT TODAY THAT THE HOUSE REPORT TODAY THAT THE HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE HAS TOLD THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE HAS TOLD THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S SECRETARY TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION, ELAINE CHOWAO OF TRANSPORTATION, ELAINE CHOWAO SHE NEEDS TO HAND OVER DOCUMENTS SHE NEEDS TO HAND OVER DOCUMENTS RELATED TO HER FAMILY’S SHIPPING RELATED TO HER FAMILY’S SHIPPING COMPANY. COMPANY. ELAINE CHAO IS THE ELAINE CHAO IS THE TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY FOR THE TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY FOR THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, BUT SEE THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, BUT SEE THE VISUAL HERE, THAT’S HER, THAT’S VISUAL HERE, THAT’S HER, THAT’S HER DAD. HER DAD. SEE WHAT THEY’RE SITTING IN SEE WHAT THEY’RE SITTING IN FRONT OF? FRONT OF? SHE HAS MADE A HABIT OF DOING SHE HAS MADE A HABIT OF DOING EVENTS WITH HER FATHER WHO RUNS EVENTS WITH HER FATHER WHO RUNS HER FAMILY’S SHIPPING COMPANY. HER FAMILY’S SHIPPING COMPANY. SHE’S MADE A HABIT OF HER DOING SHE’S MADE A HABIT OF HER DOING EVENTS AS SECRETARY OF EVENTS AS SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION SITTING NEXT TO TRANSPORTATION SITTING NEXT TO HER FATHER WHILE THE TWO OF THEM HER FATHER WHILE THE TWO OF THEM SIT IN FRONT OF, LIKE, THE FLAGS SIT IN FRONT OF, LIKE, THE FLAGS AND THE SEALS OF THE U.S. AND THE SEALS OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. MAKING IT SEEM LIKE MAYBE HE MAKING IT SEEM LIKE MAYBE HE WORKS THERE, TOO. WORKS THERE, TOO. OR HE’S OFFICIALLY SPONSORED BY OR HE’S OFFICIALLY SPONSORED BY THEM SOMEHOW? THEM SOMEHOW? SHE HAS ALSO BROUGHT HER FATHER SHE HAS ALSO BROUGHT HER FATHER ONTO AIR FORCE ONE. ONTO AIR FORCE ONE. SHE HAS TALKED IN INTERVIEWS SHE HAS TALKED IN INTERVIEWS ABOUT HER FATHER AND PRESIDENT ABOUT HER FATHER AND PRESIDENT TRUMP HAVING SUCH A GOOD TRUMP HAVING SUCH A GOOD RELATIONSHIP, WHICH IS NICE, YOU RELATIONSHIP, WHICH IS NICE, YOU KNOW, AH, IT’S HER DAD, BUT IT’S KNOW, AH, IT’S HER DAD, BUT IT’S ALSO BEEN AWESOME AND VERY ALSO BEEN AWESOME AND VERY HIGHLY CAPITALIZED ON BY THE HIGHLY CAPITALIZED ON BY THE FAMILY BUSINESS THAT HER DAD FAMILY BUSINESS THAT HER DAD RUNS. RUNS. AS THEY HAVE BEEN TRYING TO AS THEY HAVE BEEN TRYING TO PROJECT THEIR INTERNATIONAL PROJECT THEIR INTERNATIONAL REACH, THEIR APPARENT REACH, THEIR APPARENT ENDORSEMENT BY THE U.S. ENDORSEMENT BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, THEY’VE BEEN TURNING GOVERNMENT, THEY’VE BEEN TURNING THAT INTO THEIR OWN BUSINESS THAT INTO THEIR OWN BUSINESS INTERESTS. INTERESTS. ELAINE CHAO AT ONE POINT ELAINE CHAO AT ONE POINT REPORTEDLY TRIED TO ARRANGE FOR REPORTEDLY TRIED TO ARRANGE FOR HER FAMILY MEMBERS TO MEET WITH HER FAMILY MEMBERS TO MEET WITH CHINESE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ON CHINESE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ON HER OWN PLANNED OFFICIAL U.S. HER OWN PLANNED OFFICIAL U.S. TRIP TO CHINA AS TRANSPORTATION TRIP TO CHINA AS TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY. SECRETARY. IT WAS ONLY WHEN THE STATE IT WAS ONLY WHEN THE STATE DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL IN CHINA DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL IN CHINA WHO WERE ASKED TO SET UP THESE WHO WERE ASKED TO SET UP THESE MEETINGS FOR ELAINE CHAO’S MEETINGS FOR ELAINE CHAO’S FAMILY, IT’S ONLY WHEN THEY FAMILY, IT’S ONLY WHEN THEY SQUAWKED IN PROTEST THAT SHE SQUAWKED IN PROTEST THAT SHE BACKED OFF THE REQUEST THAT HER BACKED OFF THE REQUEST THAT HER FAMILY MEMBERS SHOULD BE IN ON FAMILY MEMBERS SHOULD BE IN ON THOSE MEETINGS AND THE TRIP, THOSE MEETINGS AND THE TRIP, ITSELF, WAS ULTIMATELY CANCELED. ITSELF, WAS ULTIMATELY CANCELED. IT’S ALSO WORTH NOTING THAT AS IT’S ALSO WORTH NOTING THAT AS ELAINE CHAO HAS USED HER PUBLIC ELAINE CHAO HAS USED HER PUBLIC POSITION TO BOOST HER FAMILY’S POSITION TO BOOST HER FAMILY’S BUSINESS OVER THE PAST FEW BUSINESS OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS, HER FAMILY HAS ALSO YEARS, HER FAMILY HAS ALSO REPORTEDLY GIVEN MILLIONS OF REPORTEDLY GIVEN MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO HER AND HER HUSBAND. DOLLARS TO HER AND HER HUSBAND. THE REPUBLICAN LEADER OF THE THE REPUBLICAN LEADER OF THE U.S. SENATE, MITCH McCONNELL. U.S. SENATE, MITCH McCONNELL. WHICH MEANS THAT IF SHE HAS BEEN WHICH MEANS THAT IF SHE HAS BEEN USING HER PUBLIC POSITION TO USING HER PUBLIC POSITION TO BOOST THE FORTUNES OF HER FAMILY BOOST THE FORTUNES OF HER FAMILY BUSINESS, WELL, HER FAMILY’S BUSINESS, WELL, HER FAMILY’S FORTUNE HAS BEEN IN AN IMMEDIATE FORTUNE HAS BEEN IN AN IMMEDIATE SENSE TURNED RIGHT AROUND AND SENSE TURNED RIGHT AROUND AND PARSE LD OUT TO HER AND HER PARSE LD OUT TO HER AND HER HUSBAND WHILE SHE HAS BEEN DOING HUSBAND WHILE SHE HAS BEEN DOING THAT. THAT. ELIJAH CUMMINGS AND THE ELIJAH CUMMINGS AND THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ARE NOW OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ARE NOW DEMANDING DOCUMENTS AND DEMANDING DOCUMENTS AND COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT AND FROM ELAINE CHAO AND BECAUSE SHE FROM ELAINE CHAO AND BECAUSE SHE IS A MEMBER OF THE TRUMP IS A MEMBER OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, PRESUMABLY, THE ADMINISTRATION, PRESUMABLY, THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT AND ELAINE CHAO REFUSE ENTIRELY TO

Smart Congressman Destroy’s Ocasio Cortezs Green New Deal


Smart Congressman Destroy’s Ocasio Cortezs Green New Deal My name is Matt Gaetz, I represent Florida’s 1st congressional district while it is above water Just yesterday the Secretary of the Air Force the Secretary of the army the Chiefs of Staff of both the Army and the Air Force Testified to the House Armed Services Committee that in real time Climate change is impacting the strategic decisions that our military makes regarding weapons testing basing decisions The global movement of humans and high stakes territorial claims made by our adversaries in the Arctic Our military does not have the luxury of an academic debate about climate change They must respond to the reality that we face today. And so should the United States Congress History will judge harshly my Republican colleagues who deny the science of climate change similarly those Democrats who would use climate change as a Basis to regulate out of existence the American experience will face the harsh reality that their ideas will fail today along with other members of Congress I’ll be filing a green real deal a common-sense rebuttal to the green New Deal the green real deal rejects regulation as the driving force of reform and instead unlocks the unlimited potential of American innovation and ingenuity The question for America is pretty simple either. We want a bunch of bureaucrats in Washington Telling us what we can’t do or we empower American innovators to unlock things that we can do Do we really believe that if we outlaw cars cows planes and buildings that the rest of the world will follow of course They won’t they will laugh at us If we outlawed carbon emissions do we really think that carbon creating jobs? Wouldn’t just move overseas as they have already done for decades. Is there a single piece of evidence? Smart Congressman Destroy’s Ocasio Cortezs Green New Deal that emerging economies will put off their own economic development for a generation to accommodate an environmental concern no matter how legitimate and if we do not reduce global carbon emission if we merely Export pollution and service of our own virtue signaling then we will have not done anything real to protect our beautiful planet Being the world’s fool or Patsy won’t combat climate change Unilaterally disarming the American economy through crushing regulations will empower Washington but few others our rise in global leadership on climate must be fueled by American innovators And I have a plan to support them the green real deal establishes four platforms For American innovators to utilize exploit and deploy for their success the first is an international marketplace that is fair to American innovators our current global trade and Intellectual property policies fail to protect American innovation. Just look at solar when photovoltaic cells were initially developed America led the world in solar and right now our market share is collapsing because China robbed American technology replicated that technology Inexpensively and then replaced American companies in the market place China is now doing the very same thing with electric cars and electric vehicles and so by having better Policies for the platform of trade and intellectual property. It’s a great platform for innovation The second platform that the green real deal establishes is a modernized electric grid for our country the American Society of Civil Engineers rates the American electrical grid ad plus This functions as a wet blanket over American innovation because there is no mechanism by which we can have renewable Technology used given the vast fluctuations and capability and production and utilization of renewables but if we get this Right, if we make the right investments in our grid then we will create an entire class of energy entrepreneurs all over the country where people can put up solar cells access hydropower and then move that power back on to the grid so that Renewable cleaner energy can be democratized over wider swaths of the country The third critical platform to unlock Fed lands Innovators should see our federal lands as an open canvas for renewable energy research development test and evaluation Instead a complex series of regulations and special interest driven contracting processes Limit the ability of our beautiful spaces in our environment to contribute to their continued preservation The fourth platform is an inclusive technology Doctrine that would underlie an American innovation strategy right now the Nuclear Regulatory Commission won’t approve Scalable modular nuclear reactors our agricultural and tax policies don’t even contemplate the best carbon capture technologies in the world and Hydropower some of the cleanest cheapest power that you can access in our country is too often blocked by needless government regulation The green real deal doesn’t tell Americans what they can and cannot do It doesn’t use the apparatus of government to pick winners and losers in a distortion of the private market Smart Congressman Destroy’s Ocasio Cortezs Green New Deal The green real deal is a love letter to the American innovator and it is a real serious plan to address climate change Thank You, mr. Speaker and after a meeting with President Trump yesterday regarding the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, I rise to praise the Trump administration For its mindful and strategic response to conditions in that country All options must be on the table including military force My constituents would likely be among the first in that fight I’m incredibly proud of them and if asked they will successfully execute any mission that they are called to do But policy makers have an obligation not to send any of America’s sons and daughters into any ill-advised conflict the Trump administration clearly Understands the risks associated with military intervention in Venezuela at this time they include a few things first if the United States military were to have Troops on the ground in Venezuela today, it is very likely that the Maduro regime would scapegoat their own the people of Venezuela Voted their way into socialism and now it appears they have to fight their way out of it Well, this should be a lesson to us all military intervention should not be Presented as an opportunity for the Majuro regime to explain away why people in Venezuela? Have no medicine have no food are starving at times see their own countrymen turning tanks and weapons against them those failures belong to the Maduro regime those failures belong to this socialist dictatorship and Were we to intervene in an unwise way? Potentially that would create confusion about the conditions that led to these terrible circumstances Second if the United States military were to intervene at this time It is my concern that it would allow them endure a regime to externalize their conflict It is no surprise to any in this chamber or many in the Trump administration that there remains some latent resentment within pockets of Latin America regarding US intervention and regime change and nation-building and at a time when we are seeing Smart Congressman Destroy’s Ocasio Cortezs Green New Deal Democratic successes and governments stood up that are beginning to provide for their citizens It would be deeply unwise to stoke any anti-american resentment with ill-advised conflict right now Maduro functionally lacks material support from the forward-thinking countries in the Western Hemisphere And we would not want to create any opportunity for there to be a call to the new Bolivarian Alliance That ultimately is what a lot of these transnational criminal organizations want in Venezuela. They want to Road nation-states and borders They want to end Nationalism in our hemisphere so that they have a more permissive environment for their illicit activities third the Trump administration Clearly understands that if the United States were deemed to be too involved in the popular uprising in Venezuela that Maduro would potentially have the opportunity to deny the organic desires of Venezuelans to fight for their own freedom The reason people are up in Venezuela right now is not a consequence of the United States government it’s a consequence of the failures of their own government and their Passionate desire for freedom and one that we should stand with the people of Venezuela to execute Despite these conditions and despite the challenges I remain hopeful that there is a brighter future for Venezuela as we meet and gather now Juan guardo is able to go about the country freely to fight despite not having a military despite not having staff. He’s able to rally Smart Congressman Destroy’s Ocasio Cortezs Green New Deal Thousands of his fellow countrymen in public squares and make the argument for freedom meanwhile The coward Maduro remains huddled up in a military base unable to move around and unsure who will turn on him next But if the last quarter century has taught our country anything About the nature of freedom it is that freedom has to be fought Hardest fought for hardest by those who yearn to live it Freedom cannot be the gift that America gives other countries purchased solely with the currency of the blood of u.s Servicemembers people have to fight for freedom and earn it they have to die for it They have to bury their relatives over it and then they have to love it and care for it so much that they will never let another strong man take it away from them and that they will never fall victim to the passions that led Venezuela down this dark path to socialism and dictatorship and starvation and desperation Smart Congressman Destroy’s Ocasio Cortezs Green New Deal We stand with the people of Venezuela and they must stand now and fight for a better future for their country

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TALK LIVE WITH DEMOCRATIC A CONGRESSMAN WHO SERVES ON THE CONGRESSMAN WHO SERVES ON THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE. HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE.>>>ANOTHER MAJOR STORY IS THE>>>ANOTHER MAJOR STORY IS THE UNITED AUTO WORKERS UNION STRIKE UNITED AUTO WORKERS UNION STRIKE SET TO START TONIGHT AT SET TO START TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT. MIDNIGHT. ROUGHLY 49,000 MEMBERS OF ROUGHLY 49,000 MEMBERS OF GENERAL MOTORS PLANTS WILL STOP GENERAL MOTORS PLANTS WILL STOP WORKING. WORKING. LAST NIGHT, THE UNION ALLOWED LAST NIGHT, THE UNION ALLOWED THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT TO EXPIRE. AGREEMENT TO EXPIRE. THIS IS THE FIRST STRIKE IN A THIS IS THE FIRST STRIKE IN A DOZEN YEARS WHEN GM WORKERS WERE DOZEN YEARS WHEN GM WORKERS WERE OUT FOR TWO DAYS AND COMES AFTER OUT FOR TWO DAYS AND COMES AFTER CONTRACTED NEGOTIATIONS BROKE CONTRACTED NEGOTIATIONS BROKE DOWN. DOWN. WAGES, HEALTH CARE, TEMPORARY WAGES, HEALTH CARE, TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES, JOB SECURITY AND EMPLOYEES, JOB SECURITY AND PROFIT SHARING. PROFIT SHARING. THESE WERE ALL SOME OF THE THESE WERE ALL SOME OF THE ISSUES ON THE NEGOTIATING TABLE. ISSUES ON THE NEGOTIATING TABLE. GM SAYS IT OFFERED WAGES MORE GM SAYS IT OFFERED WAGES MORE THAN $7 BILLION U.S. INVESTMENTS THAN $7 BILLION U.S. INVESTMENTS AS WELL AS 5,400 JOBS. AS WELL AS 5,400 JOBS. NOW, IT’S CALLED THE UNION’S NOW, IT’S CALLED THE UNION’S DECISION TO STRIKE QUOTE DECISION TO STRIKE QUOTE DISAPPOINTING. DISAPPOINTING. JOINING ME TO TALK ABOUT ALL OF JOINING ME TO TALK ABOUT ALL OF THIS. THIS. THERE HAVE BEEN MONTHS OF THERE HAVE BEEN MONTHS OF NEGOTIATING. NEGOTIATING. WHY DO YOU THINK THE SIDES WHY DO YOU THINK THE SIDES COULDN’T COME TO SOME SORT OF COULDN’T COME TO SOME SORT OF DEAL? DEAL?>>>EVEN THOUGH GM LAID OUT A>>>EVEN THOUGH GM LAID OUT A LOT OF ITS PROPOSAL TODAY, WE LOT OF ITS PROPOSAL TODAY, WE DON’T KNOW A LOT OF THE DETAILS DON’T KNOW A LOT OF THE DETAILS OF IT. OF IT. IT SAID IT COMMITTED TO BEST OF IT SAID IT COMMITTED TO BEST OF CLASS HEALTH CARE WHICH AUTO CLASS HEALTH CARE WHICH AUTO WORKERS HAVE, BUT WE REALLY WORKERS HAVE, BUT WE REALLY DON’T KNOW IF THAT’S AS GOOD A DON’T KNOW IF THAT’S AS GOOD A PLAN AS WE HAVE CURRENTLY OR IF PLAN AS WE HAVE CURRENTLY OR IF GM IS STEPPING BACK A LITTLE GM IS STEPPING BACK A LITTLE BIT. BIT. IN A BROADER SENSE, OUR WORKERS IN A BROADER SENSE, OUR WORKERS HAVE BEEN UPSET WITH GM SINCE HAVE BEEN UPSET WITH GM SINCE NOVEMBER WHEN IT ANNOUNCED PLANS NOVEMBER WHEN IT ANNOUNCED PLANS TO SHUT DOWN FOUR U.S. PLANTS TO SHUT DOWN FOUR U.S. PLANTS AND A CANADIAN PLANT INVOLVED, AND A CANADIAN PLANT INVOLVED, TOO. TOO. THEY FEEL LIKE THAT WAS A THEY FEEL LIKE THAT WAS A VIOLATION OF THE PREVIOUS VIOLATION OF THE PREVIOUS CONTRACT. CONTRACT. GM SAID MARKET CONDITIONS GM SAID MARKET CONDITIONS CHANGED. CHANGED. THE AUTO WORKERS HAD BEEN UPSET THE AUTO WORKERS HAD BEEN UPSET THAT THE NEW BLAZER SUV IS BEING THAT THE NEW BLAZER SUV IS BEING ASSEMBLED IN MEXICO EVEN THOUGH ASSEMBLED IN MEXICO EVEN THOUGH THE ENGINES ARE BUILT IN THE THE ENGINES ARE BUILT IN THE UNITED STATES. UNITED STATES. IN SOME WAYS, WHEN THAT IN SOME WAYS, WHEN THAT HAPPENED, IT SEEMED LIKE WE MAY HAPPENED, IT SEEMED LIKE WE MAY HAVE BEEN HEADING TO THIS POINT HAVE BEEN HEADING TO THIS POINT ALL EALONG. ALL EALONG.>>THE STRIKE DOESN’T INCLUDE>>THE STRIKE DOESN’T INCLUDE FORD AND CHRYSLER. FORD AND CHRYSLER. DO YOU THINK THIS COULD BE A DO YOU THINK THIS COULD BE A SIGN OF MAYBE WHAT’S TO COME FOR SIGN OF MAYBE WHAT’S TO COME FOR OTHER COMPANIES? OTHER COMPANIES?>>WELL, WHAT THE UAW DOES EVERY>>WELL, WHAT THE UAW DOES EVERY FOUR YEARS IS PICKS ONE COMPANY FOUR YEARS IS PICKS ONE COMPANY THAT IT’S GOING TO NEGOTIATE THE THAT IT’S GOING TO NEGOTIATE THE FIRST CONTRACT WITH. FIRST CONTRACT WITH. AND THAT BECOMES THE TEMPLATE AND THAT BECOMES THE TEMPLATE THAT IT TAKES TO THE OTHER TWO THAT IT TAKES TO THE OTHER TWO COMPANIES AND TRIES TO USE THAT COMPANIES AND TRIES TO USE THAT AS A PATTERN, WHICH USUALLY AS A PATTERN, WHICH USUALLY WORKS PRETTY WELL. WORKS PRETTY WELL. SO IT’S LIKELY THAT THE OTHER SO IT’S LIKELY THAT THE OTHER TWO NEGOTIATIONS WILL BE LESS TWO NEGOTIATIONS WILL BE LESS CONTENTIOUS. CONTENTIOUS. IN 2007, THERE WAS THE TWO-DAY IN 2007, THERE WAS THE TWO-DAY STRIKE AGAINST GM AND THEN A STRIKE AGAINST GM AND THEN A VERY SHORT STRIKE AGAINST WHAT VERY SHORT STRIKE AGAINST WHAT WAS THEN CHRYSLER. WAS THEN CHRYSLER.>>THIS REALLY COULD HAVE A>>THIS REALLY COULD HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON DETROIT

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MUELLER’S SPOKESPERSON TODAY, AND I WILL DETAIL WHAT WE AND I WILL DETAIL WHAT WE LEARNED THERE IN JUST A MOMENT. LEARNED THERE IN JUST A MOMENT. BUT FIRST, TAKE A LOOK AT THIS BUT FIRST, TAKE A LOOK AT THIS PICTURE TODAY. PICTURE TODAY. THIS IS WHAT MAY MARK THE TMZ THIS IS WHAT MAY MARK THE TMZ PHASE OF THIS PROBE, BUT YOU ARE PHASE OF THIS PROBE, BUT YOU ARE LOOKING AT WHAT A PHOTOGRAPHER LOOKING AT WHAT A PHOTOGRAPHER CAUGHT, THE SPECIAL COUNSEL IN CAUGHT, THE SPECIAL COUNSEL IN HIS BALL CAP ON HIS WAY INTO HIS BALL CAP ON HIS WAY INTO WORK THIS MORNING, GETTING READY WORK THIS MORNING, GETTING READY FOR ANOTHER DAY. FOR ANOTHER DAY. NOW, THE SPECIAL COUNSEL’S NOW, THE SPECIAL COUNSEL’S OFFICE IS NOT INSIDE THE REGULAR OFFICE IS NOT INSIDE THE REGULAR DOJ BUILDING. DOJ BUILDING. IN FACT, IT’S TECHNICALLY AN IN FACT, IT’S TECHNICALLY AN UNDISCLOSED GOVERNMENT FACT. UNDISCLOSED GOVERNMENT FACT. ALTHOUGH INSIDERS AND LAWYERS IN ALTHOUGH INSIDERS AND LAWYERS IN WASHINGTON DO KNOW WHERE IT IS. WASHINGTON DO KNOW WHERE IT IS. AND PUT IT BACK UP. AND PUT IT BACK UP. I WANT YOU TO SEE THIS AGAIN. I WANT YOU TO SEE THIS AGAIN. INCLUDING THE PHOTOGRAPHER, WHO INCLUDING THE PHOTOGRAPHER, WHO AT THIS POINT, I MEAN, MUELLER’S AT THIS POINT, I MEAN, MUELLER’S BEEN GOING TO WORK FOR 20 BEEN GOING TO WORK FOR 20 MONTHS, BUT WE’RE NOW IN SOME MONTHS, BUT WE’RE NOW IN SOME SORT OF MOOD WHERE PHOTOGRAPHERS SORT OF MOOD WHERE PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE CAMPED OUT, TRYING TO GET ARE CAMPED OUT, TRYING TO GET THIS. THIS. AND WHEN YOU SEE HIS BASEBALL AND WHEN YOU SEE HIS BASEBALL CAP, YOU THINK, WELL, MAYBE HE CAP, YOU THINK, WELL, MAYBE HE ISN’T THAT INTO BEING ISN’T THAT INTO BEING PHOTOGRAPHED LIKE THIS. PHOTOGRAPHED LIKE THIS. STAS STAS IT IS A RARE WINDOW INTO WHAT IT IT IS A RARE WINDOW INTO WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE WHEN BOB MUELLER LOOKS LIKE WHEN BOB MUELLER SHOWS UP FOR ANOTHER DAY OF SHOWS UP FOR ANOTHER DAY OF WORK. WORK. NOW, HE IS FAR HARDER TO FIND NOW, HE IS FAR HARDER TO FIND THAN HIS BOSS, ATTORNEY GENERAL THAN HIS BOSS, ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL BARR, WHO WAS AT THE WHITE BILL BARR, WHO WAS AT THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY. HOUSE TODAY. AND IF MUELLER’S PREVIOUS AND IF MUELLER’S PREVIOUS SUPERVISOR, ROD ROSENSTEIN SUPERVISOR, ROD ROSENSTEIN REMAINS ON THE JOB DESPITE SOME REMAINS ON THE JOB DESPITE SOME OF THE STUFF HE SAID, HE WAS OF THE STUFF HE SAID, HE WAS ALSO SPOTTED LEAVING THE WHITE ALSO SPOTTED LEAVING THE WHITE HOUSE. HOUSE. THE TWO ALSO WENT TO A CEREMONY THE TWO ALSO WENT TO A CEREMONY TODAY TOGETHER. TODAY TOGETHER. NO CAMERAS ALLOWED IN THERE. NO CAMERAS ALLOWED IN THERE. THEY WERE HONORING THE ATTORNEY THEY WERE HONORING THE ATTORNEY GENERAL WHO TRUMP RAGED AT EVERY GENERAL WHO TRUMP RAGED AT EVERY ONE THING, THIS VERY RUSSIA ONE THING, THIS VERY RUSSIA PROBE AND JEFF SESSIONS’ FAILURE PROBE AND JEFF SESSIONS’ FAILURE TO TAKE CONTROL OF IT WHEN HE TO TAKE CONTROL OF IT WHEN HE WAS ADVISED TO ACCUSE. WAS ADVISED TO ACCUSE. SO ALL OF THAT IS WHERE THOSE SO ALL OF THAT IS WHERE THOSE BIG PLAYERS WERE AT TODAY. BIG PLAYERS WERE AT TODAY. NO SIGN ON WHEN THEY MAY GET NO SIGN ON WHEN THEY MAY GET WORD FROM BOB MUELLER THAT HE’S WORD FROM BOB MUELLER THAT HE’S DONE. DONE. AND AS OF THIS MOMENT, I WANT TO AND AS OF THIS MOMENT, I WANT TO TELL YOU, BOB MUELLER IS NOT TELL YOU, BOB MUELLER IS NOT DONE, AT LEAST NOT AT THIS DONE, AT LEAST NOT AT THIS MOMENT, AND MOST OF HIS MOMENT, AND MOST OF HIS PROSECUTORS ARE STILL WORKING PROSECUTORS ARE STILL WORKING FOR HIM. FOR HIM. TODAY I ASKED FOR A FULL COUNT. TODAY I ASKED FOR A FULL COUNT. THIS IS THE KIND OF THING, THE THIS IS THE KIND OF THING, THE KIND OF PIECE OF INFORMATION KIND OF PIECE OF INFORMATION THAT MUELLER’S OFFICE WILL THAT MUELLER’S OFFICE WILL CONFIRM ON THE RECORD. CONFIRM ON THE RECORD. SO, WE’RE GOING TO WALK THROUGH SO, WE’RE GOING TO WALK THROUGH WHAT HE TOLD US THROUGH HIS WHAT HE TOLD US THROUGH HIS SPOKESPERSON, SPECIAL COUNSEL SPOKESPERSON, SPECIAL COUNSEL MUELLER BASICALLY HAS TEN MUELLER BASICALLY HAS TEN FULL-TIME PROSECUTORS THAT YOU FULL-TIME PROSECUTORS THAT YOU SEE STILL WORKING. SEE STILL WORKING. THAT’S ACTUALLY THE MAJORITY OF THAT’S ACTUALLY THE MAJORITY OF HIS TEAM. HIS TEAM. AND ONE WELL-KNOWN PROSECUTOR, AND ONE WELL-KNOWN PROSECUTOR, ANDREW WEISMANN, QUOTE, LEAVING ANDREW WEISMANN, QUOTE, LEAVING SOON. SOON. NOW, THAT’S BEEN REPORTED NOW, THAT’S BEEN REPORTED PREVIOUSLY. PREVIOUSLY. NEFS CHARGE NEFS CHARGE HE WAS IN CHARGE OF ALL THE HE WAS IN CHARGE OF ALL THE MANAFORT TRIAL ACTION. MANAFORT TRIAL ACTION. WE ALSO KNOW, TWO PROSECUTORS WE ALSO KNOW, TWO PROSECUTORS LEFT LAST YEAR AND THREE OTHER LEFT LAST YEAR AND THREE OTHER PROSECUTORS LEFT AND NOW I’M PROSECUTORS LEFT AND NOW I’M READING WHAT YOU SEE ON THE READING WHAT YOU SEE ON THE SCREEN IS WHAT SPECIAL COUNSEL SCREEN IS WHAT SPECIAL COUNSEL MUELLER’S OFFICE TOLD ME. MUELLER’S OFFICE TOLD ME. AND AGAIN, THEY RARELY SPEAK ON AND AGAIN, THEY RARELY SPEAK ON THE RECORD, BUT THIS IS A NORMAL THE RECORD, BUT THIS IS A NORMAL FACT THEY CAN CONFIRM. FACT THEY CAN CONFIRM. THREE HAVE LEFT WORKING ON THREE HAVE LEFT WORKING ON MATTERS ASSIGNED TO THEM DURING MATTERS ASSIGNED TO THEM DURING THEIR DETAIL. THEIR DETAIL. THESE ARE THE QUOTES FROM THESE ARE THE QUOTES FROM MUELLER’S OFFICE. MUELLER’S OFFICE. THIS IS HOW THEY ARE DESCRIBING THIS IS HOW THEY ARE DESCRIBING THE PEOPLE WORKING ON THE JOB IN THE PEOPLE WORKING ON THE JOB IN THE PRESENT TENSE. THE PRESENT TENSE. MEANWHILE, INVESTIGATORS IN MEANWHILE, INVESTIGATORS IN CONGRESS ARE ALSO WORKING ON A CONGRESS ARE ALSO WORKING ON A RANGE OF ACTIVITIES. RANGE OF ACTIVITIES. THEY ARE, OF COURSE, BY THEY ARE, OF COURSE, BY DEFINITION, MORE PUBLIC. DEFINITION, MORE PUBLIC. THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE PRESSING THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE PRESSING THE WHITE HOUSE OVER IVANKA AND WHITE HOUSE OVER IVANKA AND JARED KUSHNER’S USE OF PERSONAL JARED KUSHNER’S USE OF PERSONAL E-MAIL MESSAGING APPS. E-MAIL MESSAGING APPS. AND WARNING OF MORE SEVERE AND WARNING OF MORE SEVERE ALTERNATE MEANS TO OBTAIN THIS ALTERNATE MEANS TO OBTAIN THIS EVIDENCE IF THEY DON’T COMPLY. EVIDENCE IF THEY DON’T COMPLY. TODAY, JULIAN ASSANGE NOW TODAY, JULIAN ASSANGE NOW DENYING THERE’S A REQUEST FOR DENYING THERE’S A REQUEST FOR DOCUMENTS INTO ACTION. DOCUMENTS INTO ACTION. ROGER STONE DENYING MATERIAL AND ROGER STONE DENYING MATERIAL AND CITING HIS OWN MUELLER CITING HIS OWN MUELLER PROSECUTION AS THE REASON HE’S PROSECUTION AS THE REASON HE’S INVOKING THE FIFTH AMENDMENT, INVOKING THE FIFTH AMENDMENT, WHICH YOU DO WHEN YOU HAVE A WHICH YOU DO WHEN YOU HAVE A CRIMINAL EXPOSURE. CRIMINAL EXPOSURE. DEMOCRATS ALSO NOW CONSIDERING A DEMOCRATS ALSO NOW CONSIDERING A WHOLE SECOND WAVE OF DOCUMENT WHOLE SECOND WAVE OF DOCUMENT REQUESTS, THIS IS FOR PEOPLE REQUESTS, THIS IS FOR PEOPLE LIKE RUDY GIULIANI, REX LIKE RUDY GIULIANI, REX TILLERSON, GARY COHN, AND TILLERSON, GARY COHN, AND MICHAEL COHEN’S FORMER LAWYER, MICHAEL COHEN’S FORMER LAWYER, ACCORDING TO THE “WALL STREET ACCORDING TO THE “WALL STREET JOURNAL.” JOURNAL.” WHILE TRUMP CONFIDANT, HOPE WHILE TRUMP CONFIDANT, HOPE HICKS, WE SHOULD NOTE, IS HICKS, WE SHOULD NOTE, IS REPORTEDLY COOPERATING. REPORTEDLY COOPERATING. THAT IS A LOT OF OTHER MAX IN THAT IS A LOT OF OTHER MAX IN PROBES ON THE HILL, SEEING WHAT PROBES ON THE HILL, SEEING WHAT CONGRESS IS DOING, WHILE BOB CONGRESS IS DOING, WHILE BOB MUELLER IS MAYBE OCCASIONAL THIS MUELLER IS MAYBE OCCASIONAL THIS MORNING SEEN, BUT RARELY HEARD. MORNING SEEN, BUT RARELY HEARD. IN FACT, THE ONLY WAY YOU IN FACT, THE ONLY WAY YOU USUALLY HEAR HIM IS IN WHAT THEY USUALLY HEAR HIM IS IN WHAT THEY CALL THOSE SPEAKING INDICTMENTS, CALL THOSE SPEAKING INDICTMENTS, WHERE THERE ARE 37 PEOPLE OR WHERE THERE ARE 37 PEOPLE OR ORGANIZATIONS WHO HAVE NOW BEEN ORGANIZATIONS WHO HAVE NOW BEEN INDICTED. INDICTED. LET’S GET RIGHT TO IT. LET’S GET RIGHT TO IT. NICK ACKERMAN IS A FORMER NICK ACKERMAN IS A FORMER WATERGATE SPECIAL PROSECUTOR. WATERGATE SPECIAL PROSECUTOR. ALONZO, FORMER PROSECUTOR, ALONZO, FORMER PROSECUTOR, FORMER D.A. OF MANHATTAN, WHERE FORMER D.A. OF MANHATTAN, WHERE THE MANAFORT CASE HAS MOVED AND THE MANAFORT CASE HAS MOVED AND THE DALY BEAST’S BETSY WOODRUFF. THE DALY BEAST’S BETSY WOODRUFF. HI, EVERYBODY. HI, EVERYBODY. NICK, WHAT DO YOU THINK? NICK, WHAT DO YOU THINK?>>I THINK THINGS ARE GOING TO>>I THINK THINGS ARE GOING TO GO ALONG JUST AS I WOULD EXPECT. GO ALONG JUST AS I WOULD EXPECT. I ASSUME WE’RE GOING TO SEE MORE I ASSUME WE’RE GOING TO SEE MORE INDICTMENTS BEFORE THIS IS OVER. INDICTMENTS BEFORE THIS IS OVER. CONGRESS IS DOING WHAT SSTIT’S CONGRESS IS DOING WHAT SSTIT’S SUPPOSED TO BE DOING. SUPPOSED TO BE DOING. THEY’VE PUT OUT LOTS OF DOCUMENT THEY’VE PUT OUT LOTS OF DOCUMENT REQUESTS. REQUESTS. THEY’RE GOING TO GET THOSE THEY’RE GOING TO GET THOSE DOCUMENTS, DECIDE WHERE THEY’RE DOCUMENTS, DECIDE WHERE THEY’RE GOING TO PUT THEIR RESOURCES. GOING TO PUT THEIR RESOURCES. I’M SURE THEY’RE COORDINATING I’M SURE THEY’RE COORDINATING THIS WITH THE MUELLER OFFICE, SO THIS WITH THE MUELLER OFFICE, SO THAT THEY’RE NOT IMPINGING ON THAT THEY’RE NOT IMPINGING ON ANY OF THE INVESTIGATIONS THAT ANY OF THE INVESTIGATIONS THAT ARE GOING ON. ARE GOING ON. THEY HAVE BEEN VERY CAREFUL TO THEY HAVE BEEN VERY CAREFUL TO STAY AWAY FROM CERTAIN AREAS, STAY AWAY FROM CERTAIN AREAS, SUCH AS, YOU KNOW, WITH MICHAEL SUCH AS, YOU KNOW, WITH MICHAEL COHEN’S TESTIMONY. COHEN’S TESTIMONY. THEY’VE BEEN VERY CAREFUL ON THEY’VE BEEN VERY CAREFUL ON THAT. THAT. SO I DON’T SEE THAT THERE’S SO I DON’T SEE THAT THERE’S GOING TO BE ANYTHING OTHER THAN, GOING TO BE ANYTHING OTHER THAN, LET’S SEE WHAT — I MEAN, I’M LET’S SEE WHAT — I MEAN, I’M EXPECTING AN INDICTMENT. EXPECTING AN INDICTMENT. IN TERMS OF THE MUELLER REPORT, IN TERMS OF THE MUELLER REPORT, WE’VE SEEN THE MUELLER REPORT WE’VE SEEN THE MUELLER REPORT NOW IN MANY ITERATIONS. NOW IN MANY ITERATIONS. I MEAN, IT IS AN ONGOING REPORT I MEAN, IT IS AN ONGOING REPORT IN INSTALLMENTS. IN INSTALLMENTS. WE’VE HAD A NUMBER OF WE’VE HAD A NUMBER OF INDICTMENTS OF RUSSIANS, OF INDICTMENTS OF RUSSIANS, OF TRUMP ASSOCIATES, TRUMP HIGH TRUMP ASSOCIATES, TRUMP HIGH ECHELON APPOINTMENTS. ECHELON APPOINTMENTS. AND I THINK WE’RE GOING TO SEE AND I THINK WE’RE GOING TO SEE MORE OF THAT. MORE OF THAT.>>AM I EXPECTING AN INDICTMENT?>>AM I EXPECTING AN INDICTMENT? I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW. I’VE GOT TO WAIT AND SEE. I’VE GOT TO WAIT AND SEE. I AM EXPECTING THAT AT SOME I AM EXPECTING THAT AT SOME POINT, THIS INVESTIGATION WILL POINT, THIS INVESTIGATION WILL END AND THERE WILL BE THINGS END AND THERE WILL BE THINGS THAT HAVE PROBABLY BEEN PARCELED THAT HAVE PROBABLY BEEN PARCELED OUT TO OTHER DISTRICTS, LIKE THE OUT TO OTHER DISTRICTS, LIKE THE ONE WE KNOW ABOUT THE SOUTHERN ONE WE KNOW ABOUT THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT, THAT LITTLE CLUE ABOUT DISTRICT, THAT LITTLE CLUE ABOUT PROSECUTORS TAKING CASES THEY PROSECUTORS TAKING CASES THEY HAD BACK — HAD BACK –>>WALK US THROUGH THAT FROM>>WALK US THROUGH THAT FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE. YOUR PERSPECTIVE. AND I NOTED THAT NEW YORK IS A AND I NOTED THAT NEW YORK IS A TOTALLY SEPARATE JURISDICTION. TOTALLY SEPARATE JURISDICTION. BUT GO AHEAD. BUT GO AHEAD.>>IT’S NOT UNCOMMON FOR CASES>>IT’S NOT UNCOMMON FOR CASES TO TRAVEL WITH A PARTICULAR TO TRAVEL WITH A PARTICULAR TRIAL ATTORNEY WITH THE TRIAL ATTORNEY WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, AND DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, AND PARTICULARLY WHEN YOU DON’T PARTICULARLY WHEN YOU DON’T THINK THAT THE CONFLICT THAT LED THINK THAT THE CONFLICT THAT LED TO THE ORIGINAL APPOINTMENT OF TO THE ORIGINAL APPOINTMENT OF THE SPECIAL COUNSEL IN THE FIRST THE SPECIAL COUNSEL IN THE FIRST PLACE IS WHAT IS GOING TO — IS PLACE IS WHAT IS GOING TO — IS GOING TO AFFECT THAT PERSON BACK GOING TO AFFECT THAT PERSON BACK AT THEIR HOME U.S. ATTORNEY’S AT THEIR HOME U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE OR COMPONENT OF THE OFFICE OR COMPONENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. SO I THINK THAT IS PROBABLY A SO I THINK THAT IS PROBABLY A CLUE THAT THIS IS HEADING CLUE THAT THIS IS HEADING TOWARDS SOME KIND OF CONCLUSION. TOWARDS SOME KIND OF CONCLUSION. BUT IT DOESN’T MEAN THAT THE BUT IT DOESN’T MEAN THAT THE MATTERS THAT ARE BEING MATTERS THAT ARE BEING INVESTIGATED AND CERTAINLY NOT INVESTIGATED AND CERTAINLY NOT THE ONES THAT ARE INDICTED THE ONES THAT ARE INDICTED WITHOUT RESOLUTION ARE DONE. WITHOUT RESOLUTION ARE DONE.>>DO YOU THINK, FOR BOTH OF>>DO YOU THINK, FOR BOTH OF YOU, AS LAWYERS. YOU, AS LAWYERS. AND I’M GOING TO BRING BETSY IN, AND I’M GOING TO BRING BETSY IN, THAT AT THIS TIME, IF IT IS SORT THAT AT THIS TIME, IF IT IS SORT OF NEAR THE NINTH INNING, WHICH OF NEAR THE NINTH INNING, WHICH DOESN’T MEAN THAT YOU KNOW THE DOESN’T MEAN THAT YOU KNOW THE EXACT TIMELINE, BUT THERE’S A EXACT TIMELINE, BUT THERE’S A LOT OF EVIDENCE ABOUT, WE JUST LOT OF EVIDENCE ABOUT, WE JUST SHOWED SOME OF IT, ABOUT WHERE SHOWED SOME OF IT, ABOUT WHERE THEY’RE AT, DO YOU THINK THAT THEY’RE AT, DO YOU THINK THAT MEANS THAT BARR REALLY KNOWS MEANS THAT BARR REALLY KNOWS WHAT THE CORE OF MUELLER’S WHAT THE CORE OF MUELLER’S FINDINGS ARE AND THE FORMAT HE’S FINDINGS ARE AND THE FORMAT HE’S GOING TO GET IT IN? GOING TO GET IT IN? WE’VE REPORTED ON THIS SHOW, WE’VE REPORTED ON THIS SHOW, UNDER THE RULES, IT COULD BE UNDER THE RULES, IT COULD BE VERY SPARSE OR IT COULD BE VOL VERY SPARSE OR IT COULD BE VOL LUMINOUS. LUMINOUS.>>I THINK BARR HAS BEEN CLUED>>I THINK BARR HAS BEEN CLUED IN ON WHAT’S GOING ON AT THIS IN ON WHAT’S GOING ON AT THIS POINT. POINT. I THINK HE KNOWS. I THINK HE KNOWS. HE KNOWS IF THERE’S GOING TO BE HE KNOWS IF THERE’S GOING TO BE AN INDICTMENT, HE KNOWS IF AN INDICTMENT, HE KNOWS IF THERE’S GOING TO BE A REPORT. THERE’S GOING TO BE A REPORT. I MIGHT JUST ADD, THE FACT THAT I MIGHT JUST ADD, THE FACT THAT SOME OF THESE PEOPLE HAVE LEFT SOME OF THESE PEOPLE HAVE LEFT IS NOT A VERY BIG DEAL AND SOME IS NOT A VERY BIG DEAL AND SOME OF THEM ARE STILL WORKING ON THE OF THEM ARE STILL WORKING ON THE ASSIGNMENTS THEY HAD. ASSIGNMENTS THEY HAD. IN THE WATERGATE PROSECUTION, WE IN THE WATERGATE PROSECUTION, WE HAD A NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO HAD A NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO WORKED IN THE COURSE OF THAT AND WORKED IN THE COURSE OF THAT AND THAT DIDN’T MEAN THAT WE WERE THAT DIDN’T MEAN THAT WE WERE WINDING DOWN. WINDING DOWN. PEOPLE LEAVE FOR ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE LEAVE FOR ALL KINDS OF REASONS. REASONS.>>WELL, I’LL PUSH YOU A LITTLE>>WELL, I’LL PUSH YOU A LITTLE BIT. BIT. IT DOESN’T MEAN ANYTHING IT DOESN’T MEAN ANYTHING AUTOMATIC OR SHORT-TERM. AUTOMATIC OR SHORT-TERM. BUT WHEN YOU HAVE A CREW OF SAY BUT WHEN YOU HAVE A CREW OF SAY ABOUT 15 AND ABOUT FIVE LEAVE ABOUT 15 AND ABOUT FIVE LEAVE AND NONE ARE REPLACED, IT IS AND NONE ARE REPLACED, IT IS SOME KIND OF INDICATION. SOME KIND OF INDICATION. JUST LIKE WHEN YOU SAY, YOU’RE JUST LIKE WHEN YOU SAY, YOU’RE DONE WITH MANAFORT, YOU’RE NOT DONE WITH MANAFORT, YOU’RE NOT GETTING A NEW BRIEF. GETTING A NEW BRIEF. WISEMAN IS A HEAVY HITTER. WISEMAN IS A HEAVY HITTER. IF THERE WAS ANOTHER REALLY IF THERE WAS ANOTHER REALLY COMPLEX TRIAL, YOU MIGHT KEEP COMPLEX TRIAL, YOU MIGHT KEEP HIM AROUND, AND FROM WHAT WE’VE HIM AROUND, AND FROM WHAT WE’VE LAEMPBD LAEMPBD LEARNED ABOUT HIM, HE MIGHT WANT LEARNED ABOUT HIM, HE MIGHT WANT TO STAY AROUND. TO STAY AROUND. I’M NOT DOING THE TIMING GAME, I’M NOT DOING THE TIMING GAME, BUT IT DOESN’T MEAN NOTHING. BUT IT DOESN’T MEAN NOTHING. THEY ARE OBVIOUSLY PEOPLE WHO THEY ARE OBVIOUSLY PEOPLE WHO ARE STILL ENGAGED IN WHAT THEY ARE STILL ENGAGED IN WHAT THEY WERE DOING THERE. WERE DOING THERE. KEEP IN MIND THAT BOB MUELLER KEEP IN MIND THAT BOB MUELLER DOESN’T WANT TO BRING MORE DOESN’T WANT TO BRING MORE PEOPLE ON TO THE — ON TO HIS PEOPLE ON TO THE — ON TO HIS PROSECUTION GROUP. PROSECUTION GROUP. HE’S CONCERNED ABOUT THE BUDGET HE’S CONCERNED ABOUT THE BUDGET AND STAYING WITHIN A BUDGET, SO AND STAYING WITHIN A BUDGET, SO IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE A LOT OF IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE A LOT OF MONEY HAS BEEN SPENT. MONEY HAS BEEN SPENT. WITH HIS PRIOR FORMER SPECIAL WITH HIS PRIOR FORMER SPECIAL COUNSELS HAVE BEEN CRITICIZED COUNSELS HAVE BEEN CRITICIZED FOR THAT. FOR THAT. SO HE HAS BEEN VERY SMART IN SO HE HAS BEEN VERY SMART IN TERMS OF FARMING OUT DIFFERENT TERMS OF FARMING OUT DIFFERENT CASES TO DIFFERENT PEOPLE, CASES TO DIFFERENT PEOPLE, KEEPING PEOPLE IN THE KEEPING PEOPLE IN THE DEPARTMENT. DEPARTMENT. IT’S MORE OF A DEPARTMENT OF IT’S MORE OF A DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE INVESTIGATION. JUSTICE INVESTIGATION.>>ALSO, WHAT DID YOU THINK OF>>ALSO, WHAT DID YOU THINK OF HIS HAT? HIS HAT?>>I KIND OF LIKED THE HAT.>>I KIND OF LIKED THE HAT. IT’S THE SAME HAT I USUALLY WEAR IT’S THE SAME HAT I USUALLY WEAR WHEN I’M DRIVING TO WORK. WHEN I’M DRIVING TO WORK.>>YOU TRY TO STAY LOW KEY?>>YOU TRY TO STAY LOW KEY?>>EXACTLY.>>EXACTLY.>>BETSY, TAKE A LISTEN TO>>BETSY, TAKE A LISTEN TO SENATOR KLOBUCHAR PRESSING BILL SENATOR KLOBUCHAR PRESSING BILL BARR ON THE EXACT QUESTION THAT BARR ON THE EXACT QUESTION THAT EVERYONE’S WONDERING. EVERYONE’S WONDERING. TAKE A LOOK. TAKE A LOOK.>>WILL YOU COMMIT TO MAKE>>WILL YOU COMMIT TO MAKE PUBLIC ALL OF THE REPORTS’ PUBLIC ALL OF THE REPORTS’ CONCLUSIONS, THE MUELLER REPORT, CONCLUSIONS, THE MUELLER REPORT, EVEN IF SOME OF THE EVIDENCE EVEN IF SOME OF THE EVIDENCE CAN’T BE MADE PUBLIC? CAN’T BE MADE PUBLIC?>>YOU KNOW, THAT CERTAINLY IS>>YOU KNOW, THAT CERTAINLY IS MY GOAL AND WENT, BUT IT’S HARD MY GOAL AND WENT, BUT IT’S HARD TO SEE A CONCLUSION THAT WOULD, TO SEE A CONCLUSION THAT WOULD, YOU KNOW, RUN AFOUL OF THE REGS, YOU KNOW, RUN AFOUL OF THE REGS, AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN. AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN.>>YOU KNOW, BETSEY, I DO THIS>>YOU KNOW, BETSEY, I DO THIS FOR A LIVING AND I’M NOT EVEN FOR A LIVING AND I’M NOT EVEN SURE WHAT HE COMMITTED TO THERE. SURE WHAT HE COMMITTED TO THERE.>>BASICALLY NOTHING.>>BASICALLY NOTHING. BILL BARR IS A VERY SMART LAWYER BILL BARR IS A VERY SMART LAWYER WHO KNEW EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS WHO KNEW EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS SAYING IN THAT ANSWER, WHICH IS SAYING IN THAT ANSWER, WHICH IS MAYBE HOPEFULLY NO PROMISES AND MAYBE HOPEFULLY NO PROMISES AND HERE’S A LITTLE BIT OF HERE’S A LITTLE BIT OF COMMENTARY THAT YOU WILL NOT BE COMMENTARY THAT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO HOLD ME TO. ABLE TO HOLD ME TO. THE REALITY IS, BARR IS ALSO THE REALITY IS, BARR IS ALSO QUITE SAVVY. QUITE SAVVY. HE’S BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL IN THE HE’S BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL IN THE GOVERNMENT DOJ SIDE AND THE GOVERNMENT DOJ SIDE AND THE CORPORATE SIDE. CORPORATE SIDE. BOTH LANES HAVE A FAIRLY BOTH LANES HAVE A FAIRLY SOPHISTICATED UNDERSTANDING OF SOPHISTICATED UNDERSTANDING OF POLITICS. POLITICS. AND HE SAILED THROUGH HIS AND HE SAILED THROUGH HIS CONFIRMATION PROCESS IN LARGE CONFIRMATION PROCESS IN LARGE PART BECAUSE OF THAT. PART BECAUSE OF THAT. BECAUSE HE SORT OF MAINTAINED BECAUSE HE SORT OF MAINTAINED HIMSELF AS A BLACK BOX. HIMSELF AS A BLACK BOX. I AGREE WITH THE EARLIER COMMENT I AGREE WITH THE EARLIER COMMENT THAT BARR ALMOST CERTAINLY HAS A THAT BARR ALMOST CERTAINLY HAS A SENSE OF THE SHAPE OF THE SENSE OF THE SHAPE OF THE MUELLER REPORT THAT’S GOING TO MUELLER REPORT THAT’S GOING TO BE COMING. BE COMING. MY EXPECTATION FROM TALKING TO MY EXPECTATION FROM TALKING TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE A DECENT AMOUNT PEOPLE WHO HAVE A DECENT AMOUNT OF VISIBILITY INTO THE PROCESS OF VISIBILITY INTO THE PROCESS IS THAT ONCE BARR GETS THE IS THAT ONCE BARR GETS THE REPORT, THERE’S A VERY GOOD REPORT, THERE’S A VERY GOOD CHANCE THAT HE WILL HANG ON TO CHANCE THAT HE WILL HANG ON TO IT FOR QUITE SOME TIME. IT FOR QUITE SOME TIME. IT’S BEEN WEEKS, POTENTIALLY IT’S BEEN WEEKS, POTENTIALLY MORE. MORE. HE’S GOING TO GO THROUGH IT. HE’S GOING TO GO THROUGH IT. IF IT’S QUITE LONG, IF WE’RE IF IT’S QUITE LONG, IF WE’RE TALKING POTENTIALLY HUNDREDS OF TALKING POTENTIALLY HUNDREDS OF PAGES, HE’S GOING TO GO THROUGH PAGES, HE’S GOING TO GO THROUGH IT. IT. HE’S PROBABLY GOING TO RUN IT BY HE’S PROBABLY GOING TO RUN IT BY WHITE HOUSE LAWYERS AND ASSESS WHITE HOUSE LAWYERS AND ASSESS IF THE WHITE HOUSE WANTS TO MAKE IF THE WHITE HOUSE WANTS TO MAKE ANY CLAIMS OF EXECUTIVE ANY CLAIMS OF EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE. PRIVILEGE. SO EVEN IF BARR WERE TO GET THE SO EVEN IF BARR WERE TO GET THE REPORT TOMORROW, EVEN IF MUELLER REPORT TOMORROW, EVEN IF MUELLER CLAPS ON HIS BASEBALL HAT AND CLAPS ON HIS BASEBALL HAT AND DRIVES IT OVER TO MAIN JUSTICE, DRIVES IT OVER TO MAIN JUSTICE, I DON’T THINK IT’S GOING TO SEE I DON’T THINK IT’S GOING TO SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY FOR QUITE SOME THE LIGHT OF DAY FOR QUITE SOME TIME. TIME.>>AND DANIEL, THIS GOES TO THE,>>AND DANIEL, THIS GOES TO THE, YOU KNOW, THE SAMUEL BECKETT YOU KNOW, THE SAMUEL BECKETT ASPECT, IF YOU KNOW WHAT I’M ASPECT, IF YOU KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT. TALKING ABOUT.>>GADOE.>>GADOE.>>GADOE.>>GADOE. WELL, CLASSIC — WELL, CLASSIC –>>THIS IS CLASSIC –>>THIS IS CLASSIC –>>CLASSIC WAITING FOR GADOE.>>CLASSIC WAITING FOR GADOE. BY WHICH I MEAN, NOT THAT WE’RE BY WHICH I MEAN, NOT THAT WE’RE WAITING, BECAUSE EVERYTHING THAT WAITING, BECAUSE EVERYTHING THAT IS IN THE FUTURE, YOU MIGHT WAY IS IN THE FUTURE, YOU MIGHT WAY FOR, IF YOU’RE LOOKING FORWARD FOR, IF YOU’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. TO IT. BUT RATHER THAT AS, WELL, I BUT RATHER THAT AS, WELL, I DON’T WANT TO DO ANY SPOILERS, DON’T WANT TO DO ANY SPOILERS, THE PLAY HAS BEEN AROUND FOR A THE PLAY HAS BEEN AROUND FOR A WHILE. WHILE.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>PEOPLE KNOW.>>PEOPLE KNOW.>>THEY’RE WEIGHING.>>THEY’RE WEIGHING.>>GADOE DOESN’T SHOW UP.>>GADOE DOESN’T SHOW UP. AND SO IF GADOE IS A VOLUMINOUS AND SO IF GADOE IS A VOLUMINOUS OR A DETAILED REPORT, BETSY JUST OR A DETAILED REPORT, BETSY JUST REFERRED TO THE IDEA THAT IT REFERRED TO THE IDEA THAT IT COULD BE LONG AND THERE ARE COULD BE LONG AND THERE ARE PREFERENCES FOR THAT, THE IRAN PREFERENCES FOR THAT, THE IRAN CONTRA AND STAR WERE LONG CONTRA AND STAR WERE LONG REPORTS. REPORTS. BUT THESE RULES DON’T BY ANY BUT THESE RULES DON’T BY ANY MEANS SUGGEST OR REQUIRE A LONG MEANS SUGGEST OR REQUIRE A LONG REPORT. REPORT. PATRICK FITZGERALD, WHO OPERATED PATRICK FITZGERALD, WHO OPERATED PREVIOUSLY UNDER THESE RULES DID PREVIOUSLY UNDER THESE RULES DID NOT ISSUE A VOLUMINOUS REPORT. NOT ISSUE A VOLUMINOUS REPORT. WHAT IS YOUR VIEW — NOT ASKING WHAT IS YOUR VIEW — NOT ASKING YOU TO PREDICT, BUT YOUR VIEW OF YOU TO PREDICT, BUT YOUR VIEW OF WHAT IT MEANS IF THE REPORT AS WHAT IT MEANS IF THE REPORT AS SOMETHING BIG AND LONG TO BE SOMETHING BIG AND LONG TO BE REVIEWED AND RELEASED IS A REVIEWED AND RELEASED IS A GADOE? GADOE?>>THERE’S TWO THINGS ABOUT THE>>THERE’S TWO THINGS ABOUT THE REPORT THAT I SHOULD SAY. REPORT THAT I SHOULD SAY. I THINK THAT A LONG REPORT IS I THINK THAT A LONG REPORT IS PROBABLY WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN PROBABLY WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN HERE, BECAUSE THERE’S BEEN SO HERE, BECAUSE THERE’S BEEN SO MUCH PUBLIC ATTACK THAT YOU MUCH PUBLIC ATTACK THAT YOU REALLY WANT IT TO BE AS REALLY WANT IT TO BE AS BULLETPROOF AS POSSIBLE. BULLETPROOF AS POSSIBLE.>>AND YET, AND YET, ALTHOUGH I>>AND YET, AND YET, ALTHOUGH I LOVE YOU, YET I ASKED YOU, WHAT LOVE YOU, YET I ASKED YOU, WHAT ABOUT IF IT’S NOT. ABOUT IF IT’S NOT.>>IF IT’S NOT A LONG REPORT?>>IF IT’S NOT A LONG REPORT?>>WHAT IF IT’S GADOE.>>WHAT IF IT’S GADOE. THERE’S A LOT OF TALK ABOUT, THERE’S A LOT OF TALK ABOUT, QUOTE, MUELLER REPORT, AS IF QUOTE, MUELLER REPORT, AS IF THAT’S THE ONLY OPTION. THAT’S THE ONLY OPTION. LET’S CALL MUELLER REPORT LET’S CALL MUELLER REPORT SOMETHING OVER TEN PAGES. SOMETHING OVER TEN PAGES. THERE WOULD NOT BE A COVER-UP THERE WOULD NOT BE A COVER-UP WHERE HE SAYS, THESE ARE MY WHERE HE SAYS, THESE ARE MY DECISIONS OF WHO I CHARGE, DECISIONS OF WHO I CHARGE, HERE’S WHO I DECLINE TO CHARGE HERE’S WHO I DECLINE TO CHARGE AND THAT’S IT. AND THAT’S IT.>>THERE’S VERY LITTLE DOWNSIDE>>THERE’S VERY LITTLE DOWNSIDE TO MAKING ATEE GING IT A LONG RE TO MAKING ATEE GING IT A LONG RE SINCE IT WOULD BE FRANKLY IN MY SINCE IT WOULD BE FRANKLY IN MY VIEW SILLY. VIEW SILLY.>>SO YOU THINK THERE WILL BE>>SO YOU THINK THERE WILL BE SOMETHING BIG? SOMETHING BIG?>>I THINK THERE WILL BE>>I THINK THERE WILL BE SOMETHING BIG AND I THINK IT’S SOMETHING BIG AND I THINK IT’S CONFIDENTIAL. CONFIDENTIAL. AND I ALSO THINK IF THEY’RE AND I ALSO THINK IF THEY’RE SMART, WHICH THEY VERY MUCH ARE, SMART, WHICH THEY VERY MUCH ARE, THEY WOULD MAKE IT EASILY THEY WOULD MAKE IT EASILY SEVERABLE. SEVERABLE. SO THINGS LIKE GRAND JURY SO THINGS LIKE GRAND JURY INFORMATION AND CLASSABLE INFORMATION AND CLASSABLE INFORMATION. INFORMATION.>>WOULD IT BE AS LONG AS THE>>WOULD IT BE AS LONG AS THE SHOW AND TELL THAT NICK BROUGHT. SHOW AND TELL THAT NICK BROUGHT.>>THIS IS THE WATERGATE REPORT>>THIS IS THE WATERGATE REPORT WE ISSUED 12 MONTHS AFTER WE ISSUED 12 MONTHS AFTER RICHARD NIXON LEFT OFFICE. RICHARD NIXON LEFT OFFICE.>>RIGHT HERE.>>RIGHT HERE. SO, I MEAN, NICK ACKERMAN, THIS SO, I MEAN, NICK ACKERMAN, THIS IS WHY NICK ACKERMAN IS UNLIKE IS WHY NICK ACKERMAN IS UNLIKE ANYONE ELSE. ANYONE ELSE. I BELIEVE THIS IS YOUR ORIGINAL I BELIEVE THIS IS YOUR ORIGINAL COPY? COPY?>>THAT’S THE ORIGINAL COPY.>>THAT’S THE ORIGINAL COPY. SO YOU’VE BEEN HOLDING ON TO IT SO YOU’VE BEEN HOLDING ON TO IT FOR HOW MANY YEARS? FOR HOW MANY YEARS?>>OH, 45 YEARS, MAYBE.>>OH, 45 YEARS, MAYBE.>>I MEAN, THIS IS WHAT WE CALL>>I MEAN, THIS IS WHAT WE CALL A BOSS MOVE. A BOSS MOVE. YOU THINK IT WILL BE THIS KIND YOU THINK IT WILL BE THIS KIND OF A REPORT? OF A REPORT?>>I THINK, SURE, AND IT ALSO>>I THINK, SURE, AND IT ALSO MAY COME LONG AFTER THE MAY COME LONG AFTER THE INDICTMENTS COME OUT. INDICTMENTS COME OUT. OR IT COULD BE PART OF THE OR IT COULD BE PART OF THE INDICTMENTS. INDICTMENTS. I MEAN, THIS SUMMARIZES THE I MEAN, THIS SUMMARIZES THE INDICTMENTS THAT WERE FILED IN INDICTMENTS THAT WERE FILED IN THE WATERGATE CASE. THE WATERGATE CASE. SO WE DON’T KNOW WHAT IT’S GOING SO WE DON’T KNOW WHAT IT’S GOING TO BE. TO BE. BUT I THINK WE’VE GOTTEN THE BUT I THINK WE’VE GOTTEN THE MUELLER REPORT ON THE MUELLER REPORT ON THE INSTALLMENT PLAN, STARTING WITH INSTALLMENT PLAN, STARTING WITH ALL OF THE — ALL OF THE –>>STARTING WITH THE RUSSIANS.>>STARTING WITH THE RUSSIANS.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>BETSEY, BRING IT ALL HOME FOR>>BETSEY, BRING IT ALL HOME FOR US. US. YOU’RE IN WASHINGTON, YOU’VE YOU’RE IN WASHINGTON, YOU’VE DENY COVERING THIS FROM THE DENY COVERING THIS FROM THE START. START. YOU’RE STEEPED IN IT. YOU’RE STEEPED IN IT. WHAT’S THE MOOD DOWN THERE WHAT’S THE MOOD DOWN THERE TONIGHT AND WHAT DO YOU THINK OF TONIGHT AND WHAT DO YOU THINK OF WHAT WE JUST HEARD HERE FROM THE WHAT WE JUST HEARD HERE FROM THE WATERGATE EXAMPLE? WATERGATE EXAMPLE?>>I WOULD SAY IT’S VERY UNEVEN.>>I WOULD SAY IT’S VERY UNEVEN. IN D.C. OVER THE LAST WEEK OR IN D.C. OVER THE LAST WEEK OR SO, I’VE TALKED TO SOME PEOPLE SO, I’VE TALKED TO SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE ON PINS AND NEEDLES AND WHO ARE ON PINS AND NEEDLES AND ARE SORT OF FRANTICALLY ARE SORT OF FRANTICALLY EXPECTING THE REPORT TO DROP IN EXPECTING THE REPORT TO DROP IN THE NEXT FIVE SECONDS. THE NEXT FIVE SECONDS. AND I’VE TALKED TO OTHER FOLKS AND I’VE TALKED TO OTHER FOLKS WHO THINK EVERYBODY NEEDS TO WHO THINK EVERYBODY NEEDS TO TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND POTENTIALLY GO ON VACATION FOR A POTENTIALLY GO ON VACATION FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS. COUPLE OF DAYS. ONE STRATEGY THAT I KNOW HAS ONE STRATEGY THAT I KNOW HAS BEEN EFFECTIVE FOR SOME FOCUS BEEN EFFECTIVE FOR SOME FOCUS COVERING THIS IS TO E-MAIL COVERING THIS IS TO E-MAIL OTHERWISE RETICENT DOJ SOURCES OTHERWISE RETICENT DOJ SOURCES AND SAY, SHOULD I CANCEL MY AND SAY, SHOULD I CANCEL MY LUNCH PLANS TODAY? LUNCH PLANS TODAY? SHOULD I SKIP MY WEEKEND TRIP? SHOULD I SKIP MY WEEKEND TRIP? DO I NEED TO BE IN TOWN? DO I NEED TO BE IN TOWN? AND THAT’S BEEN SORT OF A NOT AND THAT’S BEEN SORT OF A NOT FRUITLESS WAY OF TAKING THE FRUITLESS WAY OF TAKING THE TEMPERATURE. TEMPERATURE.>>WHAT DO YOU SAY AS A REPORTER>>WHAT DO YOU SAY AS A REPORTER TO PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING ON TO PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING ON TENTERHOOKS LIKE THAT? TENTERHOOKS LIKE THAT?>>WELL, I REACH OUT TO PEOPLE>>WELL, I REACH OUT TO PEOPLE AT DOJ AND SAY, HEY, I HAVE A AT DOJ AND SAY, HEY, I HAVE A LONG LUNCH PLAN, SHOULD I CANCEL LONG LUNCH PLAN, SHOULD I CANCEL IT? IT? IF I GET THE GREEN LIGHT, I FEEL IF I GET THE GREEN LIGHT, I FEEL SHARING THAT VITAL INFORMATION SHARING THAT VITAL INFORMATION WITH OTHER FOLKS WHO ARE ALSO WITH OTHER FOLKS WHO ARE ALSO INTERESTED. INTERESTED.>>IF IT’S GET DOUNGTING DOWN TO>>IF IT’S GET DOUNGTING DOWN TO MINUTE BY MINUTE, YOU HAVE TO MINUTE BY MINUTE, YOU HAVE TO GO, I HAVE TO CHILL. GO, I HAVE TO CHILL.>>I’M GOING TO BE OUT OF TOWN>>I’M GOING TO BE OUT OF TOWN THIS WEEKEND AND MY PHONE IS THIS WEEKEND AND MY PHONE IS PROBABLY NOT GOING TO BE ON MOST PROBABLY NOT GOING TO BE ON MOST OF THE TIME. OF THE TIME. SO FINGERS CROSSED. SO FINGERS CROSSED. HOPEFULLY MUELLER DOESN’T PULL A HOPEFULLY MUELLER DOESN’T PULL A FAST ONE. FAST ONE.>>DANIEL AND NICK ARE BOTH ON>>DANIEL AND NICK ARE BOTH ON THE RECORD EXPECTING A LENGTHY THE RECORD EXPECTING A LENGTHY REPORT. REPORT. WE’LL HOLD YOU TO. WE’LL HOLD YOU TO. WE’LL REPLAY THE SOUND AS I DID

Trump ‘Art Of The Deal’ Co-Author: It’s Been Fraud All Along | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC


. .>>>DONALD TRUMP DID A PHOTO OP>>>DONALD TRUMP DID A PHOTO OP AT THE BOREDER TODAY. AT THE BOREDER TODAY. THIS IS A TRIP HE TOLD REPORTERS THIS IS A TRIP HE TOLD REPORTERS HE DIDN’T THINK WAS WORTH MAKING HE DIDN’T THINK WAS WORTH MAKING AS THE SHUTDOWN GETS LONGER. AS THE SHUTDOWN GETS LONGER. IT IS ON PACE TO BREAK THE IT IS ON PACE TO BREAK THE RECORD FOR THE LONGEST SHUTDOWN RECORD FOR THE LONGEST SHUTDOWN BY THIS WEEKEND AND ALL THIS CAN BY THIS WEEKEND AND ALL THIS CAN TURN THE FOCUS AWAY FROM THE TURN THE FOCUS AWAY FROM THE WALL AND BACK INSIDE THE U.S. WALL AND BACK INSIDE THE U.S. WHERE FURLOUGHED WORKERS AND WHERE FURLOUGHED WORKERS AND PROTESTERS ARE HITTING THE PROTESTERS ARE HITTING THE STREETS AND GETTING ATTENTION STREETS AND GETTING ATTENTION FOR IT. FOR IT. MEANWHILE, U.S. RESIDENTS, MANY MEANWHILE, U.S. RESIDENTS, MANY SAYING THEY OPPOSE THE WALL IN SAYING THEY OPPOSE THE WALL IN THEIR BACKYARD. THEIR BACKYARD. ALL THAT HAS SOME REPUBLICANS IN ALL THAT HAS SOME REPUBLICANS IN BOTH CHAMBERS STARTING TO WALK BOTH CHAMBERS STARTING TO WALK AWAY FROM TRUMP. AWAY FROM TRUMP. THAT’S A PROBLEM FOR THE SELF THAT’S A PROBLEM FOR THE SELF PROCLAIMED DEAL MAKER WHO LIKES PROCLAIMED DEAL MAKER WHO LIKES TO BE THE ONE THREATENING TO TO BE THE ONE THREATENING TO WALK AWAY. WALK AWAY. TWO FORMER INSIDERS OF TRUMP. TWO FORMER INSIDERS OF TRUMP.>>Reporter: WITH ME TO EXPLORE>>Reporter: WITH ME TO EXPLORE WHY THE BLUSTER ISN’T WORKING WHY THE BLUSTER ISN’T WORKING THIS TIME. THIS TIME. TRUMP USED TO CLAIM HIS STRATEGY TRUMP USED TO CLAIM HIS STRATEGY WAS TO TAKE THINGS TO THE EDGE WAS TO TAKE THINGS TO THE EDGE BUT THEN MAKE A DEAL. BUT THEN MAKE A DEAL. ONCE SAYING YOU TAKE PEOPLE TO ONCE SAYING YOU TAKE PEOPLE TO THE BRINK OF BREAKING THEM THE BRINK OF BREAKING THEM WITHOUT HAVING THEM BREAK TO GET WITHOUT HAVING THEM BREAK TO GET A BETTER DEAL AND TRUM COP A BETTER DEAL AND TRUM COP ALWAYS WALK OUT IF HE DIDN’T GET ALWAYS WALK OUT IF HE DIDN’T GET A BETTER DEAL. A BETTER DEAL. HE COULD WALK TO BANKRUPTCY. HE COULD WALK TO BANKRUPTCY. BUT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BUT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CANNOT DECLARE BANKRUPTCY. CANNOT DECLARE BANKRUPTCY. THEY CANNOT STAY CLOSED FOREVER. THEY CANNOT STAY CLOSED FOREVER. TRUMP INSISTED MEXICO WOULD PAY TRUMP INSISTED MEXICO WOULD PAY FOR THE WHOLE WALL. FOR THE WHOLE WALL. HE DIDN’T PUSH THEM TO THE BRINK HE DIDN’T PUSH THEM TO THE BRINK OF BREAKING OR GET THEM TO COVER OF BREAKING OR GET THEM TO COVER SAY HALF THE WALL’S COST OR A SAY HALF THE WALL’S COST OR A QUARTER. QUARTER. HE GOT NOTHING. HE GOT NOTHING. AND HE GOT NOTHING FROM THE U.S. AND HE GOT NOTHING FROM THE U.S. CONGRESS FOR THE WALL. CONGRESS FOR THE WALL. AND WHEN CALLED ON ALL THAT, AND WHEN CALLED ON ALL THAT, TRUMP SAYS NOW THE BUCK DOESN’T TRUMP SAYS NOW THE BUCK DOESN’T STOP WITH THE PRESIDENT ANYMORE. STOP WITH THE PRESIDENT ANYMORE. WATCH THIS SAD DECLINE. WATCH THIS SAD DECLINE.>>MEXICO’S PAYING FOR THE WALL.>>MEXICO’S PAYING FOR THE WALL. OKAY? OKAY? IT’S AN ISSUE OF LEAST IT’S AN ISSUE OF LEAST IMPORTANTLY DOLLARS. IMPORTANTLY DOLLARS. WE HAVE TO FINALLY DO IT. WE HAVE TO FINALLY DO IT. THE WALL WILL PAY FOR ITSELF ON THE WALL WILL PAY FOR ITSELF ON A MONTHLY BASIS. A MONTHLY BASIS.>>DOES THE BUCK STOP WITH YOU>>DOES THE BUCK STOP WITH YOU OVER THIS SHUTDOWN? OVER THIS SHUTDOWN?>>THE BUCK STOPS WITH>>THE BUCK STOPS WITH EVERYBODY. EVERYBODY.>>I WANT TO BRING SOME SPECIAL>>I WANT TO BRING SOME SPECIAL GUEST BARBARA REZ, A FORMER GUEST BARBARA REZ, A FORMER TRUMP ORGANIZATION EXECUTIVE AND TRUMP ORGANIZATION EXECUTIVE AND AUTHOR OF “ALL ALONE ON THE 68th AUTHOR OF “ALL ALONE ON THE 68th FLOOR” AND TONY SCHWARTZ, FLOOR” AND TONY SCHWARTZ, CO-AUTHOR OF “THE ART OF THE CO-AUTHOR OF “THE ART OF THE DEAL.” DEAL.” WONDERFUL TO HAVE BOTH OF YOU WONDERFUL TO HAVE BOTH OF YOU HERE SEATED TOGETHER. HERE SEATED TOGETHER. BARBARA, IT IS EASY TO NORMALIZE BARBARA, IT IS EASY TO NORMALIZE WHAT SHOULD NOT BE NORMAL. WHAT SHOULD NOT BE NORMAL. SO FOR YOUR VIEW, THE MAN YOU SO FOR YOUR VIEW, THE MAN YOU KNOW, I TO REPLAY THAT LAST KNOW, I TO REPLAY THAT LAST MOMENT, THE PRESIDENT OF THE MOMENT, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES ON WHERE THE BUCK UNITED STATES ON WHERE THE BUCK STOPS. STOPS. TAKE A LOOK. TAKE A LOOK.>>DOES THE BUCK STOP WITH YOU>>DOES THE BUCK STOP WITH YOU OVER THIS SHUTDOWN? OVER THIS SHUTDOWN?>>THE BUCK STOPS WITH>>THE BUCK STOPS WITH EVERYBODY. EVERYBODY.>>WHAT KIND OF DEAL MAKING ARE>>WHAT KIND OF DEAL MAKING ARE WE SEEING HERE? WE SEEING HERE?>>I NEVER THOUGHT HE WAS A>>I NEVER THOUGHT HE WAS A GREAT DEAL MAKER, TO BE HONEST GREAT DEAL MAKER, TO BE HONEST WITH YOU. WITH YOU. AND IN TERMS OF TAKING THE AND IN TERMS OF TAKING THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE BUCK, RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE BUCK, JUST WOULD NEVER DO IT. JUST WOULD NEVER DO IT. IT’S NOT IN HIS DNA. IT’S NOT IN HIS DNA. HE NEVER RESPONSIBLE. HE NEVER RESPONSIBLE. IT IS ALWAYS SOMEONE ELSE’S IT IS ALWAYS SOMEONE ELSE’S FAULT. FAULT.>>YEAH.>>YEAH. I FOUND MYSELF GOING BACK TO THE I FOUND MYSELF GOING BACK TO THE ART OF THE DEAL AND LOOKING OVER ART OF THE DEAL AND LOOKING OVER THOSE DEALS THAT I UNFORTUNATELY THOSE DEALS THAT I UNFORTUNATELY DESCRIBED 30 YEARS AGO AND DESCRIBED 30 YEARS AGO AND REALIZING THAT MOST OF THOSE REALIZING THAT MOST OF THOSE DEALS IN THAT BOOK WERE FAILURES DEALS IN THAT BOOK WERE FAILURES AND THE NUMBER OF DEALS HE’S AND THE NUMBER OF DEALS HE’S MADE OVER THE YEARS SINCE THEN MADE OVER THE YEARS SINCE THEN HAVE OVERWHELMINGLY BEEN HAVE OVERWHELMINGLY BEEN FAILURES. FAILURES. st IT’S A ACCIDENT OF HISTORY st IT’S A ACCIDENT OF HISTORY THAT HE IS PRESIDENT. THAT HE IS PRESIDENT. BUT AS A DEAL MAKER, HE IS BUT AS A DEAL MAKER, HE IS REALLY ONE OF THE WORST I’VE REALLY ONE OF THE WORST I’VE EVER COME ACROSS. EVER COME ACROSS. YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT DEAL MAKING, WHAT IS IT ACTUALLY DEAL MAKING, WHAT IS IT ACTUALLY REQUIRE? REQUIRE? IT REQUIRES UNDERSTANDING THE IT REQUIRES UNDERSTANDING THE OTHER SIDE. OTHER SIDE. IT REQUIRES EMPATHY. IT REQUIRES EMPATHY. IT REQUIRES HUMILITY. IT REQUIRES HUMILITY. IT REQUIRES COURAGE. IT REQUIRES COURAGE. THESE ARE QUALITIES DONALD TRUMP THESE ARE QUALITIES DONALD TRUMP DOES NOT HAVE IN SPADES. DOES NOT HAVE IN SPADES.>>AND TO YOUR POINT, IF THE>>AND TO YOUR POINT, IF THE DEAL IS ABOUT AGREEING TO DO DEAL IS ABOUT AGREEING TO DO SOMETHING REAL, THERE MAY BE SOMETHING REAL, THERE MAY BE NEGOTIATION AND SOME NEGOTIATION AND SOME EXAGGERATION OF BUSINESS, THE EXAGGERATION OF BUSINESS, THE FUNDAMENTALS HAVE TO BE TRUE FUNDAMENTALS HAVE TO BE TRUE OTHERWISE YOU END UP WITH A OTHERWISE YOU END UP WITH A FRAUD WHICH IS ILLEGAL EVEN IN FRAUD WHICH IS ILLEGAL EVEN IN TOUGH BUSINESS DEALS. TOUGH BUSINESS DEALS. HERE WAS DONALD TRUMP CLAIMING HERE WAS DONALD TRUMP CLAIMING THAT HE ACTUALLY IS HONEST WHEN THAT HE ACTUALLY IS HONEST WHEN HE NEGOTIATES. HE NEGOTIATES. TAKE A LOOK. TAKE A LOOK.>>A LOT OF NEGOTIATIONS ABOUT>>A LOT OF NEGOTIATIONS ABOUT HONESTY, BE HONEST. HONESTY, BE HONEST. THE OTHER SIDE YOU’RE DEALING THE OTHER SIDE YOU’RE DEALING WITH INTELLIGENT PEOPLE. WITH INTELLIGENT PEOPLE. THEY’RE GOING TO SEE IT. THEY’RE GOING TO SEE IT. BUT HAVE AN IDEA. BUT HAVE AN IDEA. MAKE SURE IT’S THE RIGHT IDEA. MAKE SURE IT’S THE RIGHT IDEA. AND NEVER, EVER QUIT OR GIVE UP AND NEVER, EVER QUIT OR GIVE UP ON IT. ON IT.>>AND YET HE HAS BEEN LYING>>AND YET HE HAS BEEN LYING ABOUT THE FUNDING FOR THIS WALL ABOUT THE FUNDING FOR THIS WALL FROM THE START. FROM THE START. ISN’T THAT THE FUNDAMENTAL CON? ISN’T THAT THE FUNDAMENTAL CON? IF SOMEONE ELSE COULD BE MADE TO IF SOMEONE ELSE COULD BE MADE TO PAY FOR IT, SOME PEOPLE MIGHT PAY FOR IT, SOME PEOPLE MIGHT FEEL DIFFERENTLY ABOUT THE FEEL DIFFERENTLY ABOUT THE PROPOSAL. PROPOSAL. THAT WAS ALWAYS THE PROPOSAL. THAT WAS ALWAYS THE PROPOSAL. OTHER PEOPLE PAY. OTHER PEOPLE PAY.>>IT’S BEEN FRAUD ALL ALONG.>>IT’S BEEN FRAUD ALL ALONG. SO WHEN YOU SAY THAT A DEAL HAS SO WHEN YOU SAY THAT A DEAL HAS TO BE LEGITIMATE OR ELSE YOU’RE TO BE LEGITIMATE OR ELSE YOU’RE LIBEL FOR FRAUD, WELL, THAT LIBEL FOR FRAUD, WELL, THAT HASN’T STOPPED HIM IN THE PAST HASN’T STOPPED HIM IN THE PAST AND WE KNOW HE MADE A SERIES OF AND WE KNOW HE MADE A SERIES OF FRAUDULENT DEALS AND THIS IS, OR FRAUDULENT DEALS AND THIS IS, OR THE FAILURE TO MAKE THIS DEAL, THE FAILURE TO MAKE THIS DEAL, THIS IS THE MOST FRAUDULENT THIS IS THE MOST FRAUDULENT ATTEMPT YET. ATTEMPT YET. HE’S GOT A CLAIM ABOUT WHAT’S HE’S GOT A CLAIM ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON AT THE BORDER THAT IS GOING ON AT THE BORDER THAT IS TRANSPARENTLY NOT TRUE. TRANSPARENTLY NOT TRUE.>>AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT HOW>>AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT HOW NANCY PELOSI IS DEALING WITH NANCY PELOSI IS DEALING WITH HIM, HOW DOES THAT COMPARE TO HIM, HOW DOES THAT COMPARE TO OTHER PEOPLE YOU SAW ON THE OTHER PEOPLE YOU SAW ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE? OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE? IS SHE DOING THIS THE RIGHT WAY? IS SHE DOING THIS THE RIGHT WAY?>>SHE’S DOING I THINK A GREAT>>SHE’S DOING I THINK A GREAT JOB. JOB. PART OF THE REASON FOR IT IS SHE PART OF THE REASON FOR IT IS SHE HAS AS MUCH POWER AS HE DOES. HAS AS MUCH POWER AS HE DOES. THIS IS A VERY FIRST TIME I’VE THIS IS A VERY FIRST TIME I’VE EVER SEEN HIM IN A SITUATION EVER SEEN HIM IN A SITUATION WHERE HE DOESN’T HAVE THE WHERE HE DOESN’T HAVE THE LEVERAGE. LEVERAGE. HE WAS A GREAT DEAL MAKER HE WAS A GREAT DEAL MAKER BECAUSE HE SUED EVERYBODY. BECAUSE HE SUED EVERYBODY. AND RAN THEM DRY. AND RAN THEM DRY. I MEAN HE DRAGGED THEM THROUGH I MEAN HE DRAGGED THEM THROUGH THE COURTS UNTIL HE REEFRP A THE COURTS UNTIL HE REEFRP A POINT WHERE THEY GO BROKE OR POINT WHERE THEY GO BROKE OR MAKE THE DEAL HE WANTED. MAKE THE DEAL HE WANTED. NOW HE’S UP AGAINST A WOMAN NOW HE’S UP AGAINST A WOMAN WHICH IS A WHOLE OTHER STORY AND WHICH IS A WHOLE OTHER STORY AND SHE’S GOT AS MUCH POWER AS HE SHE’S GOT AS MUCH POWER AS HE DOES IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES. DOES IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES.>>SO DO YOU THINK HE>>SO DO YOU THINK HE UNDERSTANDS THAT RIGHT NOW? UNDERSTANDS THAT RIGHT NOW?>>NO.>>NO.>>NO?>>NO?>>NO, I DON’T.>>NO, I DON’T.>>SO HOW MANY PEOPLE THIS IS>>SO HOW MANY PEOPLE THIS IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT HAPPENS ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT HAPPENS NINT NINT IN INTERVIEWS, A POTENTIALLY IN INTERVIEWS, A POTENTIALLY UNANSWERABLE QUESTION. UNANSWERABLE QUESTION. BUT HOW MANY PEOPLE IN AMERICA BUT HOW MANY PEOPLE IN AMERICA ARE GOING TO HAVE TO PAY FOR HIS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO PAY FOR HIS LEARNING CURVE? LEARNING CURVE? BECAUSE BOTH OF YOU HAVE A BECAUSE BOTH OF YOU HAVE A UNIQUE INSIGHT INTO THIS. UNIQUE INSIGHT INTO THIS. YOU LOOK AT THE ACTUAL DATA YOU LOOK AT THE ACTUAL DATA WE’RE SEEING, I JUST WANT TO PUT WE’RE SEEING, I JUST WANT TO PUT UP ON THE SCREEN SO PEOPLE UP ON THE SCREEN SO PEOPLE UNDERSTAND, YOU HAVE 38 MILLION UNDERSTAND, YOU HAVE 38 MILLION LOW-INCOME AMERICANS THAT ARE LOW-INCOME AMERICANS THAT ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE FOOD NOT GOING TO HAVE FOOD ASSISTANCE. ASSISTANCE. YOU HAVE 800,000 PEOPLE, THE YOU HAVE 800,000 PEOPLE, THE GOVERNMENT BEING A MAJOR GOVERNMENT BEING A MAJOR THE FEDERAL COURT SYSTEM THE FEDERAL COURT SYSTEM SLOWING, WHICH IS PART OF THE SLOWING, WHICH IS PART OF THE SECURITY HE CLAIMS THIS IS FOR. SECURITY HE CLAIMS THIS IS FOR.>>YOU KNOW, WHAT HAS HAPPENED>>YOU KNOW, WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO HUMANITY? TO HUMANITY? IN A WAY IT’S ALMOST NOT ABOUT IN A WAY IT’S ALMOST NOT ABOUT TRUMP BECAUSE HE IS LACKING THE TRUMP BECAUSE HE IS LACKING THE SHAME GENE. SHAME GENE. SO HE DOESN’T CARE THAT THERE SO HE DOESN’T CARE THAT THERE ARE 38 MILLION OR 380 MILLION ARE 38 MILLION OR 380 MILLION WHO ARE SUFFERING JUST AS A WHO ARE SUFFERING JUST AS A WHOLE SERIES OF AUTOCRATS HE WHOLE SERIES OF AUTOCRATS HE ADMIRES DON’T CARE WHAT HAPPENS ADMIRES DON’T CARE WHAT HAPPENS TO PEOPLE. TO PEOPLE. BUT SITTING BEHIND HIM ARE 50 BUT SITTING BEHIND HIM ARE 50 PLUS REPUBLICAN SENATORS 180 PLUS REPUBLICAN SENATORS 180 REPUBLICAN CONGRESS PEOPLE FOR REPUBLICAN CONGRESS PEOPLE FOR WHOM YOU WOULD ASSUME THIS WOULD WHOM YOU WOULD ASSUME THIS WOULD BE MEANINGFUL. BE MEANINGFUL. THEY’RE BEING INTIMIDATED BY THEY’RE BEING INTIMIDATED BY SOMEONE WHO IS JUST BARELY SOMEONE WHO IS JUST BARELY HUMAN. HUMAN.>>I WONDER, BARBARA, WHEN YOU>>I WONDER, BARBARA, WHEN YOU SEE HOWMANY MANY PEOPLE INCLUDIN SEE HOWMANY MANY PEOPLE INCLUDIN THE PRESIDENT’S ALLIES, THE PRESIDENT’S ALLIES, REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, NARRATORS WHO TRY TO BE NARRATORS WHO TRY TO BE OBJECTIVE REFERRING TO HIM IN A OBJECTIVE REFERRING TO HIM IN A WAY YOU WOULD REFEAR A 6 OR WAY YOU WOULD REFEAR A 6 OR 8-YEAR-OLD’S LEVEL OF 8-YEAR-OLD’S LEVEL OF DISCIPLINE. DISCIPLINE. WHEN YOU WORK WOULD HIM WAS IT WHEN YOU WORK WOULD HIM WAS IT SOMETHING WHERE PEOPLE SAID HE SOMETHING WHERE PEOPLE SAID HE GOT THROUGH A WHOLE DAY WITHOUT GOT THROUGH A WHOLE DAY WITHOUT A TANTRUM? A TANTRUM?>>IT’S GOTTEN WORSE.>>IT’S GOTTEN WORSE. THERE WAS A TIME WHEN HE WOULD THERE WAS A TIME WHEN HE WOULD ACTUALLY LISTEN TO PEOPLE’S ACTUALLY LISTEN TO PEOPLE’S ADVICE AND OFTEN FOLLOW IT. ADVICE AND OFTEN FOLLOW IT. MINE INCLUDED. MINE INCLUDED.>>DUD HE KNOW YOU WERE A WOMAN?>>DUD HE KNOW YOU WERE A WOMAN?>>HE NEVER, EVER TREATED ME>>HE NEVER, EVER TREATED ME LIKE A WOMAN AND I ALWAYS SAID LIKE A WOMAN AND I ALWAYS SAID HE DIDN’T DISCRIMINATE GNS ME. HE DIDN’T DISCRIMINATE GNS ME.>>HE DIDN’T TREAT YOU>>HE DIDN’T TREAT YOU DEMEANINGLY, YOU’RE SAYING? DEMEANINGLY, YOU’RE SAYING?>>YOU’RE SAYING HE DIDN’T TREAT>>YOU’RE SAYING HE DIDN’T TREAT YOU THE WAY HE’S ACCUSED OF YOU THE WAY HE’S ACCUSED OF TREATING SOME OTHER WOMEN? TREATING SOME OTHER WOMEN?>>NO.>>NO.>>WHEN DID IT SLIDE?>>WHEN DID IT SLIDE? THIS IDEA THAT DON’T TALK TO HIM THIS IDEA THAT DON’T TALK TO HIM BEFORE HE HAS LUNCH? BEFORE HE HAS LUNCH? HE GOT THROUGH THE MEETING WUT HE GOT THROUGH THE MEETING WUT TANTRUM? TANTRUM?>>I THINK AFTER TRUMP TOWER WAS>>I THINK AFTER TRUMP TOWER WAS DONE I LEFT AND WENT TO WORK FOR DONE I LEFT AND WENT TO WORK FOR LEONARD — AND I CAME BACK AND LEONARD — AND I CAME BACK AND SAW A VERY DIFFERENT MAN. SAW A VERY DIFFERENT MAN.>>I THINK IT’S BEEN>>I THINK IT’S BEEN PROGRESSIVE. PROGRESSIVE. YOU CAN MARK NOVEMBER 2016 AS YOU CAN MARK NOVEMBER 2016 AS THE IT BIGGEST MOMENT OF SHIFT, THE IT BIGGEST MOMENT OF SHIFT, WHICH IS THE MORE POWER HE WHICH IS THE MORE POWER HE HAS — YOU KNOW THIS IS THE HAS — YOU KNOW THIS IS THE CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF POWER CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF POWER CORRUPTS AND ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS AND ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY. CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY. HE WAS CORRUPT WITH POWER. HE WAS CORRUPT WITH POWER. HE’S ABSOLUTELY CORRUPT NOW AND HE’S ABSOLUTELY CORRUPT NOW AND INSENSIBLE TO ANY KIND OF INSENSIBLE TO ANY KIND OF INPRESIDENT TRUMP. INPRESIDENT TRUMP.>>IT’S FASCINATING LISTENING TO>>IT’S FASCINATING LISTENING TO BOTH OF YOU. BOTH OF YOU. YOU’LL PROBABLY BE WORKING ON

BUSTED! Trump Had Secret Deal With Scotland Airport To Boost Business


Yesterday. Monday, Donald Trump tweeted out the following
in response to the, uh, mounting reports of how the US military and Vice President Mike
Pence, we’re using the a little airport over in Scotland that just happened to be not far
down the road from Donald Trump’s Turnberry golf resort and spending millions of dollars
there. Donald Trump tweeted out the following. He said, I know nothing about an air force
plane landing at an airport, which I do not own and have nothing to do with near Turnberry
resort, which I do own in Scotland, and filling up with fuel with the crew staying overnight
at Turnberry. They have good taste. Nothing to do with me. He says in all caps at the end there. Well, I guess that’s, that’s kind of cut and
dry then, right folks, he doesn’t own that little tiny airport. The a Prestwick I believe it is. He doesn’t own it. He doesn’t have an agreement with them, certainly. He says, actually he does though. Yeah. You see some good investigative reporters
got their hands via a foya over in Scotland on an agreement between this little Prestwick
airport and Donald Trump himself. Donald Trump does in fact have an agreement
with the airport and he’s had it since he opened up Turnberry because again, this little
airport is basically the main artery into Turnberry. If you don’t fly into this airport, it’s a
pretty long, multiple hours, long drive to get to Donald Trump’s golfers or, but the
little airport was failing. They were running out of money, they didn’t
have enough. So Donald Trump comes in and says, Hey, I’m
building this golf course 20 miles down the road. I’ll direct a lot of traffic in through your
little airport. What you’re going to do for me instead is
you are going to ferry people or shuttle people, excuse me, over to my golfers resort. I know it’s very far away, much further than
any of the other hotels you shuttle people to, but you’re going to do it for my golfers
resort because I’m going to give you lots of business. And the airport said, okay. And they had an agreement according to documents
obtained. So he did have an agreement to give them lots
of money. Oh, and you know who else actually has an
agreement with them now too. For some reason, the US military, the US military
does in fact have a deal with this tiny little failing airport to stop there and fill up
with gas and spend millions of dollars in tax payer money. They’ve, uh, made more than 250 stops at this
little airport just so far this year. Hundreds more in the other two years of Donald
Trump’s presidency because they do have a deal. This is 100% an impeachable offense. Not only did Donald Trump lie to the American
public about it, and I know that’s not technically impeachable. The man wouldn’t have lasted a day, but this kind of quid pro quo, this is absolutely
impeachable. Donald Trump is raking in money, taxpayer
money because of a deal he negotiated shortly before he became president with this tiny
little airport. What started off as just a story about Donald
Trump, you know, unjustly enriching himself has turned into a full blown scandal at this
fo- Uh, at this point, folks, the documents are there and the documents are clear and
we now know that this is a thing that happened and, that Donald Trump was lying through his
teeth when he sent out that tweet saying, he has nothing to do with it, and there is
no deal. There is a deal. It’s in writing, and Donald Trump is guilty
as hell. In this particular instance.