The Green New Deal Is A Winning Issue For Democrats Among Voters


Democrats are still trying to come up with
the perfect message that they can sell to the American voters that they believe will
help put them into the white house in 2020 well guess what folks, if the Democrats were
paying attention to polling, which some of them are because their positions on a lot
of policies are super popular, but if they were paying attention to policies and polls
as a whole, the democratic party would understand that there truly are some issues out there
that are clear winners for the Democrats. Medicare for all is one of them. Debt free college and student loan forgiveness
is another, but another one that has emerged as a major winning issue for Democrats, including
among swing voters, is the green new deal. According to a new poll from data for progress,
49% of people in swing districts here in the United States, 49% approve of and support
the green new deal framework. While only 36% of voters in these swing districts
say thanks, but no thanks, not interested in it. So you have 49, you have a 13% plurality saying
we want the green new deal. And here’s the kicker. It’s not just because you have 49% out there
that say, Oh God, we’re destroying the planet. We’ve got to do something. We’re running out of time. No, it’s because they say, listen, we know
it’s expensive. We don’t care because it’s going to boost
the economy. It’s going to help the environment obviously,
but it’s also going to create jobs and that’s going to be an overall huge net benefit to
the United States. So why would we not support this? Because they’re thinking in economic terms. Many years ago I wrote an article, some interviews,
uh, one of them with Tom Hartman where I explained that we have to shift our talking on environmental
issues. We have to shift it away from environment. And I know that sounds weird, but this came
after years and years and years of writing about environmental issues, talking about
environmental issues and not being able to sway enough people to get some actions. So I said, we’ve got to do so we got to rethink
what we’re doing, and let’s frame it as an economic debate. This was years ago that I suggested this and
I have been talking about it in those terms ever since, and then suddenly the green new
deal comes out and what did it do? It shifted from being, Oh my God, we’re destroying
the planet. We have to take action too. What if not only save the planet, but we boost
the economy. We create jobs, we reduce emissions, which
saves you money on your medical bills. You don’t have as many asthma attacks, you
don’t have as many heart attacks, there’s not as many strokes. Those are good things that save John Q taxpayer
money and not happy with your job in the coal mines. We can give you a job over here in the renewable
energy sector, you’ll make more money over here. You’ll live a healthier lifestyle and as a
byproduct make the world a little bit cleaner. How about that? And they did it. And the reason I’m even bringing that up is
because the, the people polled in this latest poll, the 49% say, we don’t care that it costs
a lot of money. We care that it’s going to help the economy. Notice they’re not saying we care, that it’s
going to help the environment. They do care about that. Everybody cares about the environment. There’s just unfortunately not enough people
in the world really willing to actually do anything about it. But the economy, they feel that with the environment,
they think, okay, but really it’s not going to effect me even though it will. But they always have that viewpoint like,
Oh no, no, no, no. It’s probably my neighbors are going to be
affected. Maybe the state next to me. Uh, but, but I think I’m fine so I don’t have
to worry about that too much economics that affects every one of us. And you can’t deny it. Climate change, again, it does too, but people
can externalize that to an extent. They can’t externalize the financial issues. So to bring this full circle here, this is
what it is, Democrats, if you want to win in 2020 Medicare for all debt free college
and loan forgiveness, and almost most importantly, green new deal, it’s a winner with the voters. It’s a winner for the environment and it’s
a winner for
the economy.

California Man Arrested, Charged With Working As Foreign Agent | NBC Nightly News


CRACK DOWN ON CHINESE SPIES WORKING AND LIVING AMONG US. SPIES WORKING AND LIVING AMONG US. SENIOR CORRESPONDENT LIVING AMONG US. SENIOR CORRESPONDENT CYNTHIA MCFADDEN HAS SENIOR CORRESPONDENT CYNTHIA MCFADDEN HAS MORE. CYNTHIA MCFADDEN HAS MORE.>>Reporter: A MORE.>>Reporter: A NATURALIZED AMERICAN>>Reporter: A NATURALIZED AMERICAN CITIZEN WORKED AS A NATURALIZED AMERICAN CITIZEN WORKED AS A TOUR GUIDE IN SAN CITIZEN WORKED AS A TOUR GUIDE IN SAN FRANCISCO. TOUR GUIDE IN SAN FRANCISCO. DESPITE RECEIVING A FRANCISCO. DESPITE RECEIVING A DEGREE IN MECHANICAL DESPITE RECEIVING A DEGREE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING IN CHINA. DEGREE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING IN CHINA.>>THE CHINESE ARE THE ENGINEERING IN CHINA.>>THE CHINESE ARE THE NUMBER ONE>>THE CHINESE ARE THE NUMBER ONE INTELLIGENCE THREAT TO NUMBER ONE INTELLIGENCE THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES RIGHT NOW. THE UNITED STATES RIGHT NOW.>>Reporter: NO RIGHT NOW.>>Reporter: NO QUESTION.>>Reporter: NO QUESTION.>>NO QUESTION. QUESTION.>>NO QUESTION. THE RUSSIANS ARE UP>>NO QUESTION. THE RUSSIANS ARE UP THERE FOR SURE BUT THE THE RUSSIANS ARE UP THERE FOR SURE BUT THE CHINESE ARE NUMBER ONE THERE FOR SURE BUT THE CHINESE ARE NUMBER ONE AND ALSO THE NUMBER CHINESE ARE NUMBER ONE AND ALSO THE NUMBER ONE THREAT IN THE AND ALSO THE NUMBER ONE THREAT IN THE POLITICAL EDSPIONAGE ONE THREAT IN THE POLITICAL EDSPIONAGE CONTACT. POLITICAL EDSPIONAGE CONTACT.>>Reporter: THE CONTACT.>>Reporter: THE CRIMINAL COMPLAINT>>Reporter: THE CRIMINAL COMPLAINT UNSEALED TODAY READS CRIMINAL COMPLAINT UNSEALED TODAY READS LIKE A SPY THRILLER UNSEALED TODAY READS LIKE A SPY THRILLER WITH DEAD DROP AND LIKE A SPY THRILLER WITH DEAD DROP AND CODE WORDS. WITH DEAD DROP AND CODE WORDS. BEGINNING IN MARCH OF CODE WORDS. BEGINNING IN MARCH OF 2015 WHEN THE FBI BEGINNING IN MARCH OF 2015 WHEN THE FBI LAUNCHED AN ELABORATE 2015 WHEN THE FBI LAUNCHED AN ELABORATE STING OPERATION LAUNCHED AN ELABORATE STING OPERATION PLANTING A DOUBLE STING OPERATION PLANTING A DOUBLE AGENT INSIDE A RING OF PLANTING A DOUBLE AGENT INSIDE A RING OF CHINESE INTELLIGENCE AGENT INSIDE A RING OF CHINESE INTELLIGENCE OPERATIVES IN CHINA. CHINESE INTELLIGENCE OPERATIVES IN CHINA. TO STRING THE CHINESE OPERATIVES IN CHINA. TO STRING THE CHINESE ALONG, THE U.S. DOUBLE TO STRING THE CHINESE ALONG, THE U.S. DOUBLE AGENT FILLED SD CARDS ALONG, THE U.S. DOUBLE AGENT FILLED SD CARDS WITH NON-HARMFUL AGENT FILLED SD CARDS WITH NON-HARMFUL SECRETS CAREFULLY CURE WITH NON-HARMFUL SECRETS CAREFULLY CURE RATED BY THE U.S. SECRETS CAREFULLY CURE RATED BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. RATED BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. FROM TODAY’S GOVERNMENT. FROM TODAY’S COMPLAINT, PUT THE SD FROM TODAY’S COMPLAINT, PUT THE SD CARD IN A BOOK, WRAP COMPLAINT, PUT THE SD CARD IN A BOOK, WRAP IT IN A BAG, MARK THE CARD IN A BOOK, WRAP IT IN A BAG, MARK THE PACKAGE TO ED AND IT IN A BAG, MARK THE PACKAGE TO ED AND LEAVE IT AT THE FRONT PACKAGE TO ED AND LEAVE IT AT THE FRONT DESK OF A HOTEL LEAVE IT AT THE FRONT DESK OF A HOTEL LOCATED IN NEWARK, DESK OF A HOTEL LOCATED IN NEWARK, CALIFORNIA. LOCATED IN NEWARK, CALIFORNIA. ED PONG CAME TO CALIFORNIA. ED PONG CAME TO COLLECT THE PACKAGE IN ED PONG CAME TO COLLECT THE PACKAGE IN A SILVER MERCEDES. COLLECT THE PACKAGE IN A SILVER MERCEDES. THIS IS PONG HIDING A SILVER MERCEDES. THIS IS PONG HIDING $20,000 IN EXCHANGE THIS IS PONG HIDING $20,000 IN EXCHANGE FOR AMERICAN SECRETS. $20,000 IN EXCHANGE FOR AMERICAN SECRETS. THIS WENT ON FOR THREE FOR AMERICAN SECRETS. THIS WENT ON FOR THREE YEARS. THIS WENT ON FOR THREE YEARS. WHY SO LONG? YEARS. WHY SO LONG?>>YOU DON’T WANT TO WHY SO LONG?>>YOU DON’T WANT TO WATCH ONE DEAD DROP.>>YOU DON’T WANT TO WATCH ONE DEAD DROP. YOU WANT A SENSE OF IS WATCH ONE DEAD DROP. YOU WANT A SENSE OF IS THIS THE WAY THEY YOU WANT A SENSE OF IS THIS THE WAY THEY OPERATE AND PRACTICE? THIS THE WAY THEY OPERATE AND PRACTICE? AND IN THIS CASE, YOU OPERATE AND PRACTICE? AND IN THIS CASE, YOU CAN BECAUSE THE AND IN THIS CASE, YOU CAN BECAUSE THE INFORMATION YOU’RE CAN BECAUSE THE INFORMATION YOU’RE GIVING THEM IS INFORMATION YOU’RE GIVING THEM IS CAREFULLYCAREFUL GIVING THEM IS CAREFULLYCAREFUL LY CURATED.

‘Art Of The Deal’ Co-Author: ‘Terrified’ Trump Will ‘Get Way Worse’


>>>IS THE MELT DOWN GETTING>>>IS THE MELT DOWN GETTING WORSE, DONALD TRUMP NOW WORSE, DONALD TRUMP NOW ENCOURAGING CHINA TO INVESTIGATE ENCOURAGING CHINA TO INVESTIGATE JOE BIDEN. JOE BIDEN. WE’LL GET INTO ALL OF THIS RIGHT WE’LL GET INTO ALL OF THIS RIGHT NOW. NOW. SO FAR TRUMP STICKING IN A SO FAR TRUMP STICKING IN A ONE-MAN WAR ROOM, PROVIDING NO ONE-MAN WAR ROOM, PROVIDING NO GUIDANCE OR ASSISTANCE, NO GUIDANCE OR ASSISTANCE, NO COORDINATION WITH LEGAL COORDINATION WITH LEGAL ADVISERS. ADVISERS. THE IDEA THAT TRUMP CAN FIX IT THE IDEA THAT TRUMP CAN FIX IT IS ON DISPLAY IN THIS PAIR OF IS ON DISPLAY IN THIS PAIR OF RAMBLING APPEARANCES. RAMBLING APPEARANCES.>>THE CONVERSATION WAS PERFECT>>THE CONVERSATION WAS PERFECT HE COULDN’T CARY HIS BLANK HE COULDN’T CARY HIS BLANK STRAP, I WON’T SAY IT BUT THAT STRAP, I WON’T SAY IT BUT THAT GUY COULDN’T CARRY HIS BLANK GUY COULDN’T CARRY HIS BLANK STRAP. STRAP. PERFECT CONVERSATION. PERFECT CONVERSATION. THE CALL WAS PERFECT. THE CALL WAS PERFECT. NANCY PELOSI HANDS OUT SUBPOENAS NANCY PELOSI HANDS OUT SUBPOENAS LIKE — SHE HAS TO APPROVE IT. LIKE — SHE HAS TO APPROVE IT. SHE HANDS OUT SUBPOENAS LIKE SHE HANDS OUT SUBPOENAS LIKE THEY’RE COOKIES. THEY’RE COOKIES. YOU WANT A SUBPOENA, HERE YOU YOU WANT A SUBPOENA, HERE YOU GO, TAKE THEM. GO, TAKE THEM. LIKE THEY’RE COOKIES. LIKE THEY’RE COOKIES.>>YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS, STATE OF>>YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS, STATE OF MIND, OUR REOCCURRING SERIES MIND, OUR REOCCURRING SERIES WITH TONY SCHWARTZ, THE AUTHOR WITH TONY SCHWARTZ, THE AUTHOR OF THE WAY WE ARE WORKING ISN’T OF THE WAY WE ARE WORKING ISN’T WORKING, AND CO-AUTHOR OF “THE WORKING, AND CO-AUTHOR OF “THE ART OF THE DEAL”. ART OF THE DEAL”. THANK YOU FOR COMING IN. THANK YOU FOR COMING IN.>>THANKS FOR HAVING ME.>>THANKS FOR HAVING ME.>>LET’S START WITH YOUR>>LET’S START WITH YOUR OPINION, WHICH SOME PEOPLE CALL OPINION, WHICH SOME PEOPLE CALL YOUR BIAS. YOUR BIAS. YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS, YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS, YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING TO SEE YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING TO SEE DONALD TRUMP ON THE RUN. DONALD TRUMP ON THE RUN. IS HE MORE ON THE RUN IN THIS IS HE MORE ON THE RUN IN THIS UKRAINE SCANDAL THAN ANY TIME UKRAINE SCANDAL THAN ANY TIME WE’VE SEEN HIM SINCE HE BECAME WE’VE SEEN HIM SINCE HE BECAME PRESIDENT? PRESIDENT?>>I THINK THE OBJECTIVE>>I THINK THE OBJECTIVE EVIDENCE IS OBVIOUS THAT HE IS. EVIDENCE IS OBVIOUS THAT HE IS. I THINK WHAT’S REALLY I THINK WHAT’S REALLY INTERESTING IS TO OBSERVE A INTERESTING IS TO OBSERVE A LEVEL OF DE — FALLING APART LEVEL OF DE — FALLING APART THAT — MELTING DOWN THAT IS SO THAT — MELTING DOWN THAT IS SO FAR BEYOND WHAT WE’VE SEEN IN FAR BEYOND WHAT WE’VE SEEN IN HIS PRESS CONFERENCE YESTERDAY HIS PRESS CONFERENCE YESTERDAY TO WATCH HIM, ESPECIALLY IN THAT TO WATCH HIM, ESPECIALLY IN THAT MOMENT WHERE HE WAS GOING BACK MOMENT WHERE HE WAS GOING BACK AND FORTH WITH THE REPORTER AND AND FORTH WITH THE REPORTER AND SEE THAT HE ACTUALLY MOVED FROM SEE THAT HE ACTUALLY MOVED FROM FIGHT, WHICH IS HIS NORMAL FIGHT, WHICH IS HIS NORMAL PHYSIOLOGICAL PLACE, TO WHAT I PHYSIOLOGICAL PLACE, TO WHAT I WOULD CALL FREEZE, WHICH IS AN WOULD CALL FREEZE, WHICH IS AN EXTREME VERSION OF FIGHT WHERE EXTREME VERSION OF FIGHT WHERE HE LITERALLY WAS PARALYZED AND HE LITERALLY WAS PARALYZED AND FINALLY SAID, ASK THAT GUY A FINALLY SAID, ASK THAT GUY A QUESTION, ASK HIM A QUESTION. QUESTION, ASK HIM A QUESTION.>>THAT IS FASCINATING.>>THAT IS FASCINATING. YOU’VE WORKED WITH HIM, YOU KNOW YOU’VE WORKED WITH HIM, YOU KNOW HIM, YOU’VE STUDIED HIM. HIM, YOU’VE STUDIED HIM. WHAT YOU’RE SAYING IS SO WHAT YOU’RE SAYING IS SO REVEALING IN THAT MOMENT. REVEALING IN THAT MOMENT. THERE’S A DEBATE IN THIS THERE’S A DEBATE IN THIS COUNTRY, DO YOU INTERVIEW THE COUNTRY, DO YOU INTERVIEW THE PRESIDENT ANYMORE AND SOME OF PRESIDENT ANYMORE AND SOME OF HIS ENABLERS AND PEOPLE WHO HIS ENABLERS AND PEOPLE WHO ADMIT TO LYING. ADMIT TO LYING. WE WANT TO SHOUT OUT TO ROUTER’S WE WANT TO SHOUT OUT TO ROUTER’S JEFF MASON. JEFF MASON. HE HELD THE LINE, WHICH LED TO HE HELD THE LINE, WHICH LED TO THE MOMENT YOU’RE CALLING THE THE MOMENT YOU’RE CALLING THE FREEZE. FREEZE.>>THE QUESTION, SIR, WAS WHAT>>THE QUESTION, SIR, WAS WHAT DID YOU WANTED PRESIDENT DID YOU WANTED PRESIDENT ZELENSKY TO DO ABOUT VICE ZELENSKY TO DO ABOUT VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN AND HIS SON, PRESIDENT BIDEN AND HIS SON, HUNTER? HUNTER?>>ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?>>ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?>>YEAH, I WAS JUST A FOLLOW-UP>>YEAH, I WAS JUST A FOLLOW-UP OF WHAT I JUST ASKED YOU, SIR. OF WHAT I JUST ASKED YOU, SIR.>>LISTEN, ARE YOU READY?>>LISTEN, ARE YOU READY? WE HAVE THE PRESIDENT OF WE HAVE THE PRESIDENT OF FINLAND, ASK HIM A QUESTION. FINLAND, ASK HIM A QUESTION. I’VE GIVEN YOU A LONG ANSWER. I’VE GIVEN YOU A LONG ANSWER. ASK THIS GENTLEMEN A QUESTION, ASK THIS GENTLEMEN A QUESTION, DON’T BE RUDE. DON’T BE RUDE.>>I DON’T WANT TO BE RUDE.>>I DON’T WANT TO BE RUDE. I WANT YOU TO HAVE A CHANCE TO I WANT YOU TO HAVE A CHANCE TO ANSWER THE QUESTION THAT I ASKED ANSWER THE QUESTION THAT I ASKED YOU. YOU.>>I ANSWERED IT.>>I ANSWERED IT. IT’S A HOAX, YOU KNOW WHO’S IT’S A HOAX, YOU KNOW WHO’S PLAYING INTO THE HOAX? PLAYING INTO THE HOAX? PEOPLE LIKE YOU. PEOPLE LIKE YOU.>>THERE’S A PIECE OUT TODAY>>THERE’S A PIECE OUT TODAY CALLED UNFIT FOR OFFICE, BY CALLED UNFIT FOR OFFICE, BY GEORGE CONWAY, KELLYANNE GEORGE CONWAY, KELLYANNE CONWAY’S HUSBAND, ABOUT WHY CONWAY’S HUSBAND, ABOUT WHY TRUMP IS UNFIT FOR OFFICE. TRUMP IS UNFIT FOR OFFICE. IT’S FIRST OF ALL, QUITE IT’S FIRST OF ALL, QUITE EXTRAORDINARY. EXTRAORDINARY. IT’S LIKE A PROSECUTION OF TRUMP IT’S LIKE A PROSECUTION OF TRUMP BUT PARTICULARLY AROUND THIS BUT PARTICULARLY AROUND THIS IDEA THAT HE’S A FIDUCIARY. IDEA THAT HE’S A FIDUCIARY. THAT HE HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO THAT HE HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO REPRESENT THE COUNTRY IN THIS REPRESENT THE COUNTRY IN THIS CASE, AND HE IS PUTTING HIS CASE, AND HE IS PUTTING HIS PERSONAL INTERESTS AHEAD OF IT. PERSONAL INTERESTS AHEAD OF IT. AND THAT IS IN VIOLENT AND THAT IS IN VIOLENT OPPOSITION TO WHAT THE OPPOSITION TO WHAT THE CONSTITUTION LAID OUT. CONSTITUTION LAID OUT. HE ALSO TALKS ABOUT THE HE ALSO TALKS ABOUT THE COMPONENTS OF PATHOLOGICAL COMPONENTS OF PATHOLOGICAL NARCISSISM. NARCISSISM. THAT’S A PSYCHOLOGICAL THAT’S A PSYCHOLOGICAL DIAGNOSIS, BUT HIS POINT IS THAT DIAGNOSIS, BUT HIS POINT IS THAT IT DOESN’T TAKE A PSYCHIATRIST IT DOESN’T TAKE A PSYCHIATRIST TO RECOGNIZE, AS YOU JUST SAW IN TO RECOGNIZE, AS YOU JUST SAW IN THAT PIECE, THAT THIS IS A MAN THAT PIECE, THAT THIS IS A MAN WHO IS WAY, WAY OUT THERE. WHO IS WAY, WAY OUT THERE. HE’S WAY OFF IN THE BLUE YONDER. HE’S WAY OFF IN THE BLUE YONDER. TO WATCH THIS IS FRIGHTENING, TO WATCH THIS IS FRIGHTENING, PARTICULARLY BECAUSE, ARI, IT’S PARTICULARLY BECAUSE, ARI, IT’S GOING TO GET WAY WORSE. GOING TO GET WAY WORSE. BECAUSE WHAT’S HAPPENED TO HIM BECAUSE WHAT’S HAPPENED TO HIM IS, WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT IS, WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT NARCISSISM, YOU’RE BASICALLY NARCISSISM, YOU’RE BASICALLY TALKING ABOUT A GUY WHO’S TALKING ABOUT A GUY WHO’S CONSTANTLY TRYING TO FILL CONSTANTLY TRYING TO FILL HIMSELF. HIMSELF. I HEARD PETER TALK ABOUT THE I HEARD PETER TALK ABOUT THE IDEA OF A BLACK HOLE. IDEA OF A BLACK HOLE. THE BLACK HOLE IS REALLY, AT THE BLACK HOLE IS REALLY, AT BASE, ABOUT HIS OWN SENSE OF BASE, ABOUT HIS OWN SENSE OF HIMSELF. HIMSELF. THERE’S AN EMPTINESS AND THERE’S THERE’S AN EMPTINESS AND THERE’S A TERROR THAT’S SETTING IN THAT A TERROR THAT’S SETTING IN THAT HE’S GOING TO LOSE THE HE’S GOING TO LOSE THE LEGITIMACY THAT THE PRESIDENCY LEGITIMACY THAT THE PRESIDENCY GAVE HIM. GAVE HIM.>>THAT’S THE OTHER THING I WAS>>THAT’S THE OTHER THING I WAS GOING TO ASK. GOING TO ASK. I WAS WONDERING ABOUT THIS, I I WAS WONDERING ABOUT THIS, I DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER. DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU THAT WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU THAT THE MUELLER PROBE, WHICH HE THE MUELLER PROBE, WHICH HE TRIGGERED WITH HIS OWN BRASH TRIGGERED WITH HIS OWN BRASH FIRING OF THE FBI DIRECTOR, FIRING OF THE FBI DIRECTOR, COMES TO AN END WITH MUELLER’S COMES TO AN END WITH MUELLER’S TESTIMONY AND THE NEXT DAY HE TESTIMONY AND THE NEXT DAY HE DOES THIS, IS THAT ALMOST A DOES THIS, IS THAT ALMOST A POLITICAL DEATH WISH? POLITICAL DEATH WISH?>>I THINK DONALD TRUMP IS>>I THINK DONALD TRUMP IS UNDENIABLY HIS OWN WORST ENEMY. UNDENIABLY HIS OWN WORST ENEMY. AND I THINK THAT WE SEE IT PLAY AND I THINK THAT WE SEE IT PLAY OUT OVER AND OVER AGAIN. OUT OVER AND OVER AGAIN. AND PSYCHIATRISTS TALK ABOUT THE AND PSYCHIATRISTS TALK ABOUT THE NOTION THAT WHEN YOU ARE NOTION THAT WHEN YOU ARE DEFENSIVE THE INEVITABLE OUTCOME DEFENSIVE THE INEVITABLE OUTCOME OF THE DEFENSE IS TO PULL UPON OF THE DEFENSE IS TO PULL UPON YOURSELF PRECISELY WHAT YOU WERE YOURSELF PRECISELY WHAT YOU WERE MEANT TO BE DEFENDING AGAINST. MEANT TO BE DEFENDING AGAINST. SO HE GOES AND DOUBLES DOWN ON SO HE GOES AND DOUBLES DOWN ON THE VERY ILLEGAL ACT THAT HE’S THE VERY ILLEGAL ACT THAT HE’S DONE, BECAUSE HE’S IN SUCH A DONE, BECAUSE HE’S IN SUCH A STATE OF DEFENSIVENESS AND LACK STATE OF DEFENSIVENESS AND LACK OF GOOD COGNITION THAT ALL HE OF GOOD COGNITION THAT ALL HE CAN DO IS ATTACK. CAN DO IS ATTACK. AND THAT IS EVIDENCE OF WHAT HE AND THAT IS EVIDENCE OF WHAT HE DOES TO HIMSELF EVERY DAY. DOES TO HIMSELF EVERY DAY. EVERY DAY. EVERY DAY. AND THAT WILL GET WORSE. AND THAT WILL GET WORSE. IT’LL GET WORSE FOR HIM. IT’LL GET WORSE FOR HIM. AND IT’LL GET WORSE FOR US. AND IT’LL GET WORSE FOR US. WE ARE A LONG WAY FROM OVER IN WE ARE A LONG WAY FROM OVER IN WATCHING THIS UNFOLD. WATCHING THIS UNFOLD.>>IT LOOKS DIFFERENT, FEELS

Maria Butina Takes Plea Deal, Cooperating With Investigators: Reports | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


ARGUMENTS AND COHEN’S CRIMES AND WHAT HE HAS PLEAD TO, AND ON WHAT HE HAS PLEAD TO, AND ON WEDNESDAY MORNING, MICHAEL COHEN WEDNESDAY MORNING, MICHAEL COHEN WILL HAVE HIS SENTENCE HANDED WILL HAVE HIS SENTENCE HANDED DOWN. DOWN. BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE. BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE. BECAUSE NOW TONIGHT WE HAVE BECAUSE NOW TONIGHT WE HAVE LEARNED ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE LEARNED ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE REALLY IMPORTANT THAT IS GOING REALLY IMPORTANT THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN THAT SAME DAY AFTER TO HAPPEN THAT SAME DAY AFTER COHEN IS SENTENCED. COHEN IS SENTENCED. IT’S GOING TO BE JUST HOURS IT’S GOING TO BE JUST HOURS AFTER COHEN’S SENTENCING IN A AFTER COHEN’S SENTENCING IN A HEARING THAT IS SET FOR A D.C. HEARING THAT IS SET FOR A D.C. COURTROOM AT 3:15 EASTERN TIME COURTROOM AT 3:15 EASTERN TIME WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. WE LEARNED TODAY THAT IN THE WE LEARNED TODAY THAT IN THE CASE OF MARIA BUTINA, SHE IS CASE OF MARIA BUTINA, SHE IS ACCUSED BY PROSECUTORS OF BEING ACCUSED BY PROSECUTORS OF BEING A FOREIGN AGENT, WORKING A FOREIGN AGENT, WORKING SECRETLY ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETLY ON BEHALF OF THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT, TO INFLUENCE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT, TO INFLUENCE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, THE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT AND POEMLY CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT AND POEMLY THE 20 SAN FRANCISCO ELECTION, THE 20 SAN FRANCISCO ELECTION, WE LEARNED TODAY THAT MARIA WE LEARNED TODAY THAT MARIA BUTINA’S CASE IS COMING TO AN BUTINA’S CASE IS COMING TO AN END. END. THE PROSECUTORS AND DEFENSE THE PROSECUTORS AND DEFENSE LAWYERS TELLING THE JUDGE TODAY LAWYERS TELLING THE JUDGE TODAY THAT THEY HAD REACHED SOME KIND THAT THEY HAD REACHED SOME KIND OF RESOLUTION FOR HER CASE. OF RESOLUTION FOR HER CASE. THEY ALSO ASKED THE JUDGE TO THEY ALSO ASKED THE JUDGE TO SCHEDULE A HEARING IN WHICH SHE SCHEDULE A HEARING IN WHICH SHE COULD CHANGE HER PLEA. COULD CHANGE HER PLEA. MARIA BUTINA HAD PREVIOUSLY MARIA BUTINA HAD PREVIOUSLY PLEAD NOT GUILTY. PLEAD NOT GUILTY. SO WANTING TO CHANGE HER PLEA SO WANTING TO CHANGE HER PLEA IMPLIES SHE NOW INTENDS TO PLEAD IMPLIES SHE NOW INTENDS TO PLEAD GUILTY. GUILTY. THEN ABC NEWS WAS FIRST TO THEN ABC NEWS WAS FIRST TO REPORT TONIGHT THAT IN REPORT TONIGHT THAT IN CONJUNCTION WITH HER GUILTY PLEA CONJUNCTION WITH HER GUILTY PLEA TO A CONSPIRACY CHARGE, MARIA TO A CONSPIRACY CHARGE, MARIA BUTINA WILL ALSO AGREE TO BUTINA WILL ALSO AGREE TO COOPERATE, TO COOPERATE WITH COOPERATE, TO COOPERATE WITH FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN ONGOING AUTHORITIES IN ONGOING INVESTIGATIONS. INVESTIGATIONS. CNN SOON ADDED THE FACT OR THE CNN SOON ADDED THE FACT OR THE REPORT THAT BUTINA HAS ALREADY REPORT THAT BUTINA HAS ALREADY STARTED MEETING WITH PROSECUTORS STARTED MEETING WITH PROSECUTORS AS PART OF THIS DEAL. AS PART OF THIS DEAL. IF THIS ABC AND CNN REPORTING IS IF THIS ABC AND CNN REPORTING IS CORRECT, THAT MEANS THAT ON CORRECT, THAT MEANS THAT ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, THE JUDGE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, THE JUDGE WILL BE HEARING MARIA BUTINA’S WILL BE HEARING MARIA BUTINA’S GUILTY PLEA, AND WE PRESUMABLY GUILTY PLEA, AND WE PRESUMABLY WILL HAVE SOME PUBLIC-FACING WILL HAVE SOME PUBLIC-FACING INDICATION OF THE KIND OF INDICATION OF THE KIND OF COOPERATION DEAL SHE IS MAKING COOPERATION DEAL SHE IS MAKING IN CONJUNCTION WITH THAT PLEA. IN CONJUNCTION WITH THAT PLEA. I SHOULD TELL YOU THE DAILY I SHOULD TELL YOU THE DAILY BEAST HAS JUST MATCHED THAT BEAST HAS JUST MATCHED THAT REPORTING FROM ABC NEWS AND CNN, REPORTING FROM ABC NEWS AND CNN, AND IN THEIR REPORT, THEY’RE AND IN THEIR REPORT, THEY’RE ADDING SOME SORT OF INCREDIBLE ADDING SOME SORT OF INCREDIBLE DETAILS THAT THEY SAY ARE QUOTES DETAILS THAT THEY SAY ARE QUOTES FROM THE PLEA AGREEMENT. FROM THE PLEA AGREEMENT. AND AGAIN, NBC NEWS HAS NOT AND AGAIN, NBC NEWS HAS NOT CONFIRMED THIS REPORTING, BUT CONFIRMED THIS REPORTING, BUT HERE IS TWO EXAMPLES OF WHAT THE HERE IS TWO EXAMPLES OF WHAT THE DAILY BEAST IS CITING TONIGHT, DAILY BEAST IS CITING TONIGHT, SAYING THIS IS FROM THE PLEA SAYING THIS IS FROM THE PLEA AGREEMENT THAT WE WILL SEE IN AGREEMENT THAT WE WILL SEE IN COURT WHEN MARIA BUTINA HAS HER COURT WHEN MARIA BUTINA HAS HER HEARING TO CHANGE HER PLEA. HEARING TO CHANGE HER PLEA. QUOTE, BUTINA HELPED ARRANGE A QUOTE, BUTINA HELPED ARRANGE A TRIP TO MOSCOW FOR NRA LEADERS TRIP TO MOSCOW FOR NRA LEADERS IN DECEMBER 2015. IN DECEMBER 2015. SHE PUSHED FOR THOSE AMERICANS SHE PUSHED FOR THOSE AMERICANS TO VISIT WITH SENIOR RUSSIAN TO VISIT WITH SENIOR RUSSIAN POLITICIANS, ACCORDING TO THE POLITICIANS, ACCORDING TO THE PLEA DEAL. PLEA DEAL. THE AMERICANS ON THE TRIP MET THE AMERICANS ON THE TRIP MET WITH SERGEI LAVROV, RUSSIA’S WITH SERGEI LAVROV, RUSSIA’S MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND DIMITRI RIGOSIN. DIMITRI RIGOSIN. AFTER SHE SENT A MESSAGE TO THE AFTER SHE SENT A MESSAGE TO THE RUSSIAN CENTRAL BANK OFFICIAL TO RUSSIAN CENTRAL BANK OFFICIAL TO WHOM SHE ALLEGEDLY REPORTED AS WHOM SHE ALLEGEDLY REPORTED AS PART OF THIS FOREIGN THE AGENT PART OF THIS FOREIGN THE AGENT SCHEME. SCHEME. HER MESSAGE HAD TWO TRANSLATIONS HER MESSAGE HAD TWO TRANSLATIONS IN THE PLEA AGREEMENT. IN THE PLEA AGREEMENT. THE FIRST TRANSLATION ABOUT THE FIRST TRANSLATION ABOUT THESE NRA OFFICIALS GOING TO THESE NRA OFFICIALS GOING TO MOSCOW IN DECEMBER 2015 SAID, MOSCOW IN DECEMBER 2015 SAID, QUOTE, WE SHOULD LET THEM QUOTE, WE SHOULD LET THEM EXPRESS THEIR GRATITUDE NOW. EXPRESS THEIR GRATITUDE NOW. WE WILL PUT PRESSURE ON THEM WE WILL PUT PRESSURE ON THEM QUIETLY LATER. QUIETLY LATER. THE SECOND TRANSLATION, THE THE SECOND TRANSLATION, THE ALTERNATE TRANSLATION IN THE ALTERNATE TRANSLATION IN THE PLEA AGREEMENT ACCORDING TO THE PLEA AGREEMENT ACCORDING TO THE DAILY BEAST SAID, QUOTE, WE DAILY BEAST SAID, QUOTE, WE SHOULD ALLOW THEM TO EXPRESS SHOULD ALLOW THEM TO EXPRESS THEIR GRATITUDE NOW AND THEN THEIR GRATITUDE NOW AND THEN QUIETLY PRESS. QUIETLY PRESS. SO, AGAIN, THAT WAS A TRIP TO SO, AGAIN, THAT WAS A TRIP TO MEET WITH RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT MEET WITH RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN MOSCOW IN DECEMBER OFFICIALS IN MOSCOW IN DECEMBER 2015. 2015. IT WAS SENIOR PEOPLE IN THE NRA. IT WAS SENIOR PEOPLE IN THE NRA. WE WILL PUT PRESSURE ON THEM WE WILL PUT PRESSURE ON THEM QUIETLY LATER. QUIETLY LATER. LET THEM EXPRESS THEIR GRATITUDE LET THEM EXPRESS THEIR GRATITUDE NOW. NOW. THAT NRA TRIP IN DECEMBER 2015, THAT NRA TRIP IN DECEMBER 2015, THAT WAS AT THE EXACT SAME TIME THAT WAS AT THE EXACT SAME TIME THAT TRUMP NATIONAL SECURITY THAT TRUMP NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER MIKE FLYNN WAS ALSO IN ADVISER MIKE FLYNN WAS ALSO IN MOSCOW, SITTING WITH VLADIMIR MOSCOW, SITTING WITH VLADIMIR PUTIN AT A GALA DINNER THE PUTIN AT A GALA DINNER THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT PAID HIM TO RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT PAID HIM TO ATTEND. ATTEND. THE DAILY BEAST ALSO REPORTS THE DAILY BEAST ALSO REPORTS THIS TONIGHT, QUOTE, ACCORDING THIS TONIGHT, QUOTE, ACCORDING TO THE PLEA DEAL, BUTINA ALSO TO THE PLEA DEAL, BUTINA ALSO HELPED ARRANGE FOR A GROUP OF HELPED ARRANGE FOR A GROUP OF RUSSIANS TO ATTEND THE NATIONAL RUSSIANS TO ATTEND THE NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST IN WASHINGTON, PRAYER BREAKFAST IN WASHINGTON, WHICH WAS HELD ON FEBRUARY 2nd, WHICH WAS HELD ON FEBRUARY 2nd, 2017. 2017. SO RIGHT AFTER TRUMP’S SO RIGHT AFTER TRUMP’S INAUGURATION. INAUGURATION. BUTINA E-MAILED HER PURPORTED BUTINA E-MAILED HER PURPORTED BOYFRIEND, REPUBLICAN ACTIVIST BOYFRIEND, REPUBLICAN ACTIVIST ROBERT ERICKSON WITH A LIST OF ROBERT ERICKSON WITH A LIST OF ATTENDEES FOR THE NATIONAL ATTENDEES FOR THE NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST. PRAYER BREAKFAST. SHE TOLD HIM THEY WERE COMING TO SHE TOLD HIM THEY WERE COMING TO THE BREAKFAST TO, QUOTE, THE BREAKFAST TO, QUOTE, ESTABLISH A BACK CHANNEL OF ESTABLISH A BACK CHANNEL OF COMMUNICATION. COMMUNICATION. THAT’S SUBTLE. THAT’S SUBTLE. ERICKSON LATER E-MAILED THE LIST ERICKSON LATER E-MAILED THE LIST TO ANOTHER PERSON. TO ANOTHER PERSON. REACTION TO THE DELEGATION’S REACTION TO THE DELEGATION’S PRESENCE IN AMERICA WILL BE PRESENCE IN AMERICA WILL BE CONVEYED DIRECTLY TO RUSSIAN CONVEYED DIRECTLY TO RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN AND PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN AND FOREIGN MINISTER SERGEI LAVROV, FOREIGN MINISTER SERGEI LAVROV, HE WROTE. HE WROTE. SO WE’RE GOING TO TALK WITH THE SO WE’RE GOING TO TALK WITH THE DAILY BEAST REPORTER IN JUST A DAILY BEAST REPORTER IN JUST A MOMENT WHOSE BEEN ALL OVER THIS MOMENT WHOSE BEEN ALL OVER THIS STORY. STORY. BUT THIS IS A BIG KEEL, RIGHT? BUT THIS IS A BIG KEEL, RIGHT? THIS IS THE FIRST RUSSIAN TO THIS IS THE FIRST RUSSIAN TO PLEAD GUILTY TO A PRIME THAT HAS PLEAD GUILTY TO A PRIME THAT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH INFLUENCING ANYTHING TO DO WITH INFLUENCING AMERICAN POLITICS OR THE 20 SAN AMERICAN POLITICS OR THE 20 SAN FRANCISCO ELECTIONS. FRANCISCO ELECTIONS. SO THIS IS A BIG DEAL. SO THIS IS A BIG DEAL. BUT CAN WE ALSO JUST CONSIDER BUT CAN WE ALSO JUST CONSIDER FOR A SECOND WHAT MIGHT BE GOING FOR A SECOND WHAT MIGHT BE GOING ON HERE WITH THE NRA, RIGHT? ON HERE WITH THE NRA, RIGHT? NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION, THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION, THE NRA. NRA. IS THOUGHT OF AND HAS LONG BEEN IS THOUGHT OF AND HAS LONG BEEN THOUGHT OF AS A POWERHOUSE IN THOUGHT OF AS A POWERHOUSE IN WASHINGTON AND AMERICAN POLITICS WASHINGTON AND AMERICAN POLITICS WHEN IT COMES TO LOBBYING AND WHEN IT COMES TO LOBBYING AND INFLUENCE AND ESPECIALLY MONEY INFLUENCE AND ESPECIALLY MONEY IN ELECTIONS. IN ELECTIONS. THE NRA DOES SPEND A TON OF THE NRA DOES SPEND A TON OF MONEY EVERY ELECTION CYCLE, AND MONEY EVERY ELECTION CYCLE, AND ESPECIALLY EVERY PRESIDENTIAL ESPECIALLY EVERY PRESIDENTIAL YEAR. YEAR. BUT CLEARLY SOMETHING WEIRD BUT CLEARLY SOMETHING WEIRD HAPPENED WITH THE NRA IN 2016. HAPPENED WITH THE NRA IN 2016. FOR SOME REASON, IN 2016, THE FOR SOME REASON, IN 2016, THE NRA JUST EXPLODED ITS PREVIOUS NRA JUST EXPLODED ITS PREVIOUS SPENDING RECORDS. SPENDING RECORDS. THE NRA IN 2016 PUMPED $30 THE NRA IN 2016 PUMPED $30 MILLION INTO GETTING DONALD MILLION INTO GETTING DONALD TRUMP ELECTED. TRUMP ELECTED. AND IMPORTANTLY, THEY MADE SURE AND IMPORTANTLY, THEY MADE SURE THAT MOST OF THAT MONEY CAME OUT THAT MOST OF THAT MONEY CAME OUT OF AN ARM OF THE NRA THAT OF AN ARM OF THE NRA THAT DOESN’T DISCLOSE ANYTHING ABOUT DOESN’T DISCLOSE ANYTHING ABOUT ITS DONORS. ITS DONORS. AND I KNOW LIKE IN THE NEWS AND I KNOW LIKE IN THE NEWS THERE IS ALWAYS LARGE ROUND THERE IS ALWAYS LARGE ROUND NUMBERS, RIGHT? NUMBERS, RIGHT? $30 MILLION. $30 MILLION. SOUNDS LIKE A LOT OF MONEY. SOUNDS LIKE A LOT OF MONEY. A BIG ROUND NUMBER. A BIG ROUND NUMBER. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? FOR CONTEXT HERE, IN ORDER TO FOR CONTEXT HERE, IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND WHY I’M SAYING THAT’S UNDERSTAND WHY I’M SAYING THAT’S A REALLY STRANGE AMOUNT OF MONEY A REALLY STRANGE AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR THEM TO HAVE SPENT, THAT $30 FOR THEM TO HAVE SPENT, THAT $30 MILLION THEY SPENT ON TRUMP, MILLION THEY SPENT ON TRUMP, THAT IS TRIPLE WHAT THEY SPENT THAT IS TRIPLE WHAT THEY SPENT THE LAST TIME AROUND IN THE LAST THE LAST TIME AROUND IN THE LAST PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ON MITT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ON MITT ROMNEY. ROMNEY. ALMOST THREE TIMES WHAT THEY ALMOST THREE TIMES WHAT THEY SPENT ON ROMNEY. SPENT ON ROMNEY. NOW WHAT’S THAT ABOUT? NOW WHAT’S THAT ABOUT? TRUMP IS NOT A MORE PRO-GUN TRUMP IS NOT A MORE PRO-GUN REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE THAN WE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE THAN WE HAVE SEEN IN OTHER ELECTION HAVE SEEN IN OTHER ELECTION CYCLES. CYCLES. WHY DID THE NRA GO OFF THE WHY DID THE NRA GO OFF THE CHARTS FOR HIM IN A WAY THEY CHARTS FOR HIM IN A WAY THEY NEVER HAD FOR ANY OTHER NEVER HAD FOR ANY OTHER CANDIDATE IN ANY OTHER ELECTION? CANDIDATE IN ANY OTHER ELECTION? AND WHAT DO WE MAKE OF THAT, AND WHAT DO WE MAKE OF THAT, ESPECIALLY GIVEN THAT WE HAVE ESPECIALLY GIVEN THAT WE HAVE SEEN THE NRA’S FINANCES SEEN THE NRA’S FINANCES APPARENTLY FALL APART VERY APPARENTLY FALL APART VERY QUICKLY SINCE THEN? QUICKLY SINCE THEN? IN A COURT FILING THIS SUMMER, IN A COURT FILING THIS SUMMER, THE NRA SAID ITS FINANCIAL THE NRA SAID ITS FINANCIAL POSITION IS SO DIRE IT MAY SOON, POSITION IS SO DIRE IT MAY SOON, QUOTE, BE UNABLE TO EXIST. QUOTE, BE UNABLE TO EXIST. THE NRA HAD STARTED A DIGITAL TV THE NRA HAD STARTED A DIGITAL TV NETWORK TO EXPAND ITS REACH AND NETWORK TO EXPAND ITS REACH AND INFLUENCE. INFLUENCE. THAT DIGITAL TV NETWORK APPEARS THAT DIGITAL TV NETWORK APPEARS TO BE IMPLODING AS WE SPEAK WITH TO BE IMPLODING AS WE SPEAK WITH SOME OF THEIR BIGGEST NRA TV SOME OF THEIR BIGGEST NRA TV STARS GETTING THEIR SHOWS SHUT STARS GETTING THEIR SHOWS SHUT DOWN, EVEN JUST TONIGHT. DOWN, EVEN JUST TONIGHT. SO WHAT EXPLAINS THIS GIGANTIC SO WHAT EXPLAINS THIS GIGANTIC SEESAW, BIGGEST SPENDING EVER IN SEESAW, BIGGEST SPENDING EVER IN 2016 BY A MILE, AND THEN WHAT 2016 BY A MILE, AND THEN WHAT APPEARS TO BE FINANCIAL RUIN, APPEARS TO BE FINANCIAL RUIN, CERTAINLY FINANCIAL ATROPHY JUST CERTAINLY FINANCIAL ATROPHY JUST WITHIN A COUPLE OF YEARS. WITHIN A COUPLE OF YEARS. THE NRA MONEY IN THE 2016 THE NRA MONEY IN THE 2016 CAMPAIGN JUST DOESN’T MAKE MUCH CAMPAIGN JUST DOESN’T MAKE MUCH SENSE GIVEN THE HISTORY OF THE SENSE GIVEN THE HISTORY OF THE NRA AND GIVEN THE CAMPAIGN. NRA AND GIVEN THE CAMPAIGN. THEN WE GOT THIS REPORT LAST THEN WE GOT THIS REPORT LAST WEEK THAT THE NRA’S HUGE BOOST WEEK THAT THE NRA’S HUGE BOOST IN SPENDING IN 2016 MAY NOT HAVE IN SPENDING IN 2016 MAY NOT HAVE BEEN JUST INDEPENDENT BEEN JUST INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES THAT REDOUNDED TO EXPENDITURES THAT REDOUNDED TO DONALD TRUMP’S BENEFIT AND THE DONALD TRUMP’S BENEFIT AND THE CAMPAIGN. CAMPAIGN. THERE IS SOME PRETTY COMPELLING THERE IS SOME PRETTY COMPELLING EVIDENCE THERE MAY HAVE BEEN EVIDENCE THERE MAY HAVE BEEN ILLEGAL COORDINATION BETWEEN THE ILLEGAL COORDINATION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND THE NRA WHEN TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND THE NRA WHEN IT COMES TO SPENDING THOSE TENS IT COMES TO SPENDING THOSE TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO ELECT OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO ELECT TRUMP AND BEAT HILLARY CLINTON. TRUMP AND BEAT HILLARY CLINTON. ANOTHER REPORT IN MOTHER JONES ANOTHER REPORT IN MOTHER JONES MAGAZINE SHOWS THAT EVIDENCE, MAGAZINE SHOWS THAT EVIDENCE, HUNDREDS OF PAGES OF FEDERAL HUNDREDS OF PAGES OF FEDERAL CAMPAIGN RECORDS APPEARS TO SHOW CAMPAIGN RECORDS APPEARS TO SHOW THE NRA AND THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN THE NRA AND THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN OVERTLY COORDINATING THEIR OVERTLY COORDINATING THEIR MESSAGING STRATEGY AND THEIR AD MESSAGING STRATEGY AND THEIR AD BUYING THROUGH THE SAME PERSON. BUYING THROUGH THE SAME PERSON. REPORTERS SHOWED THOSE RECORDS REPORTERS SHOWED THOSE RECORDS TO THE FORMER CHAIR OF THE TO THE FORMER CHAIR OF THE FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION, AND FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION, AND THE EX-CHAIR TOLD MOTHER JONES, THE EX-CHAIR TOLD MOTHER JONES, QUOTE, I DON’T THINK I’VE EVER QUOTE, I DON’T THINK I’VE EVER SEEN A SITUATION WHERE ILLEGAL SEEN A SITUATION WHERE ILLEGAL COORDINATION SEEMS MORE OBVIOUS. COORDINATION SEEMS MORE OBVIOUS. IT’S SO PLATE IMPORTANT THAT IT IT’S SO PLATE IMPORTANT THAT IT DOESN’T EVEN SEEM SLOPPY. DOESN’T EVEN SEEM SLOPPY. EVERYONE INVOLVES SEEMS TO THINK EVERYONE INVOLVES SEEMS TO THINK THERE AREN’T GOING TO BE ANY THERE AREN’T GOING TO BE ANY CONSEQUENCES. CONSEQUENCES. AND I KNOW LIKE IN A WAY THIS IS AND I KNOW LIKE IN A WAY THIS IS KIND OF A BIG ROUND NUMBER OF KIND OF A BIG ROUND NUMBER OF POLITICAL SCANDAL, RIGHT. POLITICAL SCANDAL, RIGHT. POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS AND ADVOCACY POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS AND ADVOCACY GROUPS THAT AREN’T SUPPOSED TO GROUPS THAT AREN’T SUPPOSED TO BE COORDINATING WITH EACH OTHER, BE COORDINATING WITH EACH OTHER, NEVERTHELESS ILLEGALLY NEVERTHELESS ILLEGALLY COORDINATING AND ILLEGALLY COORDINATING AND ILLEGALLY WORKING TOGETHER. WORKING TOGETHER. I KNOW YOU’VE HEARD THAT A I KNOW YOU’VE HEARD THAT A MILLION TIMES. MILLION TIMES. IT’S LIKE A MAN BITES DOG STORY IT’S LIKE A MAN BITES DOG STORY OF FEDERAL CAMPAIGN FINANCE OF FEDERAL CAMPAIGN FINANCE VIOLATIONS. VIOLATIONS. BUT DON’T JUST LOOK AT THAT IN BUT DON’T JUST LOOK AT THAT IN ISOLATION. ISOLATION. PUT THAT APPARENT CLOSENESS PUT THAT APPARENT CLOSENESS BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND THE NRA, THIS BLATANT ILLEGAL THE NRA, THIS BLATANT ILLEGAL COORDINATION, ABOUT WHAT APPEARS COORDINATION, ABOUT WHAT APPEARS TO BE BLATANT ILLEGAL TO BE BLATANT ILLEGAL COORDINATION, PUT THAT TOGETHER COORDINATION, PUT THAT TOGETHER WITH THE NRA INEXPLICABLY WITH THE NRA INEXPLICABLY TRIPLING THEIR SPENDING IN ORDER TRIPLING THEIR SPENDING IN ORDER TO SUPPORT TRUMP, AND IT DOES TO SUPPORT TRUMP, AND IT DOES SEEM LIKE THERE MIGHT BE SEEM LIKE THERE MIGHT BE SOMETHING GOING ON THERE, SOMETHING GOING ON THERE, ESPECIALLY GIVEN THAT THEIR ESPECIALLY GIVEN THAT THEIR SPENDING TO SUPPORT TRUMP WAS SPENDING TO SUPPORT TRUMP WAS ALL PART OF THE NRA WHERE THEY ALL PART OF THE NRA WHERE THEY DON’T HAVE TO SAY WHERE THE DON’T HAVE TO SAY WHERE THE MONEY CAME FROM. MONEY CAME FROM. I SHOULD ALSO MENTION WHILE I I SHOULD ALSO MENTION WHILE I LIKE BEING SNARKY ABOUT CAMPAIGN LIKE BEING SNARKY ABOUT CAMPAIGN FINANCE VIOLATIONS, WILLFULLY FINANCE VIOLATIONS, WILLFULLY VIOLATING CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW VIOLATING CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW IS STARTING TO BECOME PERHAPS IS STARTING TO BECOME PERHAPS MAYBE A MORE CONSEQUENTIAL THING MAYBE A MORE CONSEQUENTIAL THING THESE DAYS. THESE DAYS. YOU CAN ASK MICHAEL COHEN ABOUT YOU CAN ASK MICHAEL COHEN ABOUT THAT WHEN HE TURNS UP IN COURT THAT WHEN HE TURNS UP IN COURT ON WEDNESDAY FOR AMONG OTHER ON WEDNESDAY FOR AMONG OTHER THINGS PLEADING GUILTY TO THINGS PLEADING GUILTY TO FELONIES INVOLVING CAMPAIGN FELONIES INVOLVING CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAWS. FINANCE LAWS. BUT ALONGSIDE ALL THAT WEIRD BUT ALONGSIDE ALL THAT WEIRD MONEY STUFF, THERE WAS ALSO A MONEY STUFF, THERE WAS ALSO A STRANGE TURN THAT HAPPENED IN STRANGE TURN THAT HAPPENED IN THE LEAD-UP TO THE 2016 CAMPAIGN THE LEAD-UP TO THE 2016 CAMPAIGN IN TERMS OF HOW WE UNDERSTAND IN TERMS OF HOW WE UNDERSTAND THE NRA AND ITS POLITICS. THE NRA AND ITS POLITICS. IT’S A TERM THAT SEEMS LITERALLY IT’S A TERM THAT SEEMS LITERALLY FOREIGN. FOREIGN. IN THE LEAD-UP TO THE 2016 IN THE LEAD-UP TO THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, THERE WAS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, THERE WAS ALL OF THE SUDDEN A WEIRD ALL OF THE SUDDEN A WEIRD RUSSIAN TWIST IN U.S. GUN RUSSIAN TWIST IN U.S. GUN POLITICS. POLITICS. A SPELLED OUT MARIA BUTINA’S A SPELLED OUT MARIA BUTINA’S PLEA AGREEMENT IN DECEMBER 2015 PLEA AGREEMENT IN DECEMBER 2015 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN RIGHT PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN RIGHT BEFORE THE IOWA CAUCUSES, A BEFORE THE IOWA CAUCUSES, A FORMER NRA PRESIDENT AND A FORMER NRA PRESIDENT AND A FUTURE NRA PRESIDENT AND A WHOLE FUTURE NRA PRESIDENT AND A WHOLE DELEGATION OF FARNRA OFFICIALS A DELEGATION OF FARNRA OFFICIALS A MEMBERS ALL GOT AN ALL-EXPENSES MEMBERS ALL GOT AN ALL-EXPENSES PAID TRIP TO MOSCOW. PAID TRIP TO MOSCOW. IT WAS ORGANIZED BY THE RIGHT TO IT WAS ORGANIZED BY THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS, PURPORTEDLY A GUN BEAR ARMS, PURPORTEDLY A GUN RIGHTS GROUP FOUNDED BY A SENIOR RIGHTS GROUP FOUNDED BY A SENIOR MEMBER OF VLADIMIR PUTIN’S MEMBER OF VLADIMIR PUTIN’S POLITICAL PARTY. POLITICAL PARTY. A HEAD OF THAT IS A DEPUTY A HEAD OF THAT IS A DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF THE RUSSIAN BANK. GOVERNOR OF THE RUSSIAN BANK. HE IS A CLOSE ALLY OF VLADIMIR HE IS A CLOSE ALLY OF VLADIMIR PUTIN. PUTIN. AND TORSIAN’S GROUP, THE RIGHTS AND TORSIAN’S GROUP, THE RIGHTS TO BEAR ARMS GROUP HAS ALWAYS TO BEAR ARMS GROUP HAS ALWAYS BEEN KIND OF A HEAD SCRATCHER. BEEN KIND OF A HEAD SCRATCHER. BECAUSE PUTIN AND HIS PARTY BECAUSE PUTIN AND HIS PARTY DON’T ACTUALLY SUPPORT GUN DON’T ACTUALLY SUPPORT GUN RIGHTS IN RUSSIA. RIGHTS IN RUSSIA. AND ALEXANDER TORSIAN’S GROUP AND ALEXANDER TORSIAN’S GROUP DOESN’T DO ANYTHING TO SUPPORT DOESN’T DO ANYTHING TO SUPPORT GUN RIGHTS IN RUSSIA, AT ALL. GUN RIGHTS IN RUSSIA, AT ALL. WHAT THEY HAVE DONE IS MAKE LOTS WHAT THEY HAVE DONE IS MAKE LOTS AND LOTS OF CONNECTIONS TO THE AND LOTS OF CONNECTIONS TO THE AMERICAN NRA. AMERICAN NRA. THIS OFFICIAL ALEXANDER TORSIAN THIS OFFICIAL ALEXANDER TORSIAN AND HIS PROTEGE MARIA BUTINA AND HIS PROTEGE MARIA BUTINA STARTED ATTENDING THE NRA’S STARTED ATTENDING THE NRA’S YEARLY CONFERENCES EVERY YEAR IN YEARLY CONFERENCES EVERY YEAR IN THE USA. THE USA. AT THE START OF THE 2016 AT THE START OF THE 2016 CAMPAIGN, TORSIAN AND BUTINA CAMPAIGN, TORSIAN AND BUTINA HOSTED THAT DELEGATION IN HOSTED THAT DELEGATION IN MOSCOW, DECEMBER 2015. MOSCOW, DECEMBER 2015. THEN DURING THE CAMPAIGN, BUTINA THEN DURING THE CAMPAIGN, BUTINA WAS FLYING AROUND THE COUNTRY, WAS FLYING AROUND THE COUNTRY, SHOWING UP AT EVENTS FOR VARIOUS SHOWING UP AT EVENTS FOR VARIOUS PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS DURING THE PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS DURING THE PRIMARIES, INCLUDING FAMOUSLY A PRIMARIES, INCLUDING FAMOUSLY A LAS VEGAS EVENT WITH DONALD LAS VEGAS EVENT WITH DONALD TRUMP WHERE MARIA BUTINA BECAME TRUMP WHERE MARIA BUTINA BECAME THE VERY FIRST PERSON TO ASK THE VERY FIRST PERSON TO ASK TRUMP HIS POSITION ON U.S. TRUMP HIS POSITION ON U.S. SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA. SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA. SHE WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO GET SHE WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO GET HIM ON RECORD OPPOSING THOSE HIM ON RECORD OPPOSING THOSE SANCTIONS. SANCTIONS. IN MAY 2016, BUTINA’S BOYFRIEND, IN MAY 2016, BUTINA’S BOYFRIEND, AN AMERICAN REPUBLICAN ACTIVIST, AN AMERICAN REPUBLICAN ACTIVIST, PAUL ERICKSON, REACHED OUT TO A PAUL ERICKSON, REACHED OUT TO A TRUMP CAMPAIGN ADVISER OFFERING TRUMP CAMPAIGN ADVISER OFFERING TO ARRANGE A BACK CHANNEL TO ARRANGE A BACK CHANNEL MEETING BETWEEN DONALD TRUMP AND MEETING BETWEEN DONALD TRUMP AND VLADIMIR PUTIN. VLADIMIR PUTIN. HE DID IT BY E-MAIL WITH THE HE DID IT BY E-MAIL WITH THE UNSUBTLE SUGGEST LINE, KREMLIN UNSUBTLE SUGGEST LINE, KREMLIN CONNECTION. CONNECTION. AND PAUL ERICKSON DIDN’T NAME AND PAUL ERICKSON DIDN’T NAME ALEXANDER TORSIAN IN THE E-MAIL ALEXANDER TORSIAN IN THE E-MAIL BUT HE REFERRED TO HIM AS BUT HE REFERRED TO HIM AS PRESIDENT PUTIN’S EMISSARY ON PRESIDENT PUTIN’S EMISSARY ON THIS OVERTURE. THIS OVERTURE. THAT DIDN’T WORK, BUT THAT SAME THAT DIDN’T WORK, BUT THAT SAME MONTH TORSIAN SOUGHT A MEETING MONTH TORSIAN SOUGHT A MEETING WITH DONALD TRUMP AT AN NRA WITH DONALD TRUMP AT AN NRA CONVENTION. CONVENTION. AND THAT ITSELF DIDN’T PAN OUT, AND THAT ITSELF DIDN’T PAN OUT, BUT TORSIAN DID GET TO SPEND BUT TORSIAN DID GET TO SPEND SOME TIME WITH DONALD TRUMP JR. SOME TIME WITH DONALD TRUMP JR. AT A GALA HOSTED BE I THE NRA. AT A GALA HOSTED BE I THE NRA. AND THEN AT THE BEGINNING OF AND THEN AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR, WE LEARN THAT THE FBI THIS YEAR, WE LEARN THAT THE FBI WAS INVESTIGATING WHETHER ALL OF WAS INVESTIGATING WHETHER ALL OF THIS, THE NRA’S HUGE SPIKE IN THIS, THE NRA’S HUGE SPIKE IN 2016 CAMPAIGN SPENDING, ITS 2016 CAMPAIGN SPENDING, ITS WEIRD AND SUDDEN AND SUDDENLY WEIRD AND SUDDEN AND SUDDENLY DEEPENING RUSSIA TIES, AND THIS DEEPENING RUSSIA TIES, AND THIS RUSSIAN OFFICIAL ALEKSANDR RUSSIAN OFFICIAL ALEKSANDR TORSHIN’S PERSISTENT ATTEMPTS TO TORSHIN’S PERSISTENT ATTEMPTS TO CONNECT WITH DONALD TRUMP OR TO CONNECT WITH DONALD TRUMP OR TO CONNECT DONALD TRUMP AND THE CONNECT DONALD TRUMP AND THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT, WE LEARNED A RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT, WE LEARNED A THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR THAT THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR THAT THE FBI WAS INVESTIGATING THE FBI WAS INVESTIGATING WHETHER ALL THOSE THINGS MIGHT WHETHER ALL THOSE THINGS MIGHT BE INVESTIGATED. BE INVESTIGATED. McCLATCHY REPORTING IN JANUARY, McCLATCHY REPORTING IN JANUARY, QUOTE, THE FBI IS INVESTIGATING QUOTE, THE FBI IS INVESTIGATING WHETHER A TOP RUSSIAN BANKER WHETHER A TOP RUSSIAN BANKER WITH TIES TO THE KREMLIN WITH TIES TO THE KREMLIN ILLEGALLY FUNNELED MONEY TO THE ILLEGALLY FUNNELED MONEY TO THE NRA TO HELP DONALD TRUMP WIN THE NRA TO HELP DONALD TRUMP WIN THE PRESIDENCY. PRESIDENCY. QUOTE, FBI COUNTERINTELLIGENCE QUOTE, FBI COUNTERINTELLIGENCE INVESTIGATORS HAVE FOCUSED ON INVESTIGATORS HAVE FOCUSED ON THE ACTIVITIES OF ALEKSANDR THE ACTIVITIES OF ALEKSANDR TORSHIN, THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF TORSHIN, THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF RUSSIA’S CENTRAL BANK, WHO WAS RUSSIA’S CENTRAL BANK, WHO WAS KNOWN FOR HIS CLOSE KNOWN FOR HIS CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS WITH BOTH RUSSIAN RELATIONSHIPS WITH BOTH RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN AND THE PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN AND THE NRA. NRA. AND THEN, OF COURSE, NOT LONG AND THEN, OF COURSE, NOT LONG THEREAFTER, MARIA BUTINA GOT THEREAFTER, MARIA BUTINA GOT ARRESTED. ARRESTED. AND CHARGED WITH CONSPIRING AND CHARGED WITH CONSPIRING AGAINST THE UNITED STATES AS A AGAINST THE UNITED STATES AS A SECRET RUSSIAN AGENT. SECRET RUSSIAN AGENT. NOW PROSECUTORS SS ALLEGE THAT A NOW PROSECUTORS SS ALLEGE THAT A OF HER WORK IN GUN RIGHTS OF HER WORK IN GUN RIGHTS CIRCLES IN THE U.S. AND PERHAPS CIRCLES IN THE U.S. AND PERHAPS EVEN HER ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP EVEN HER ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP WITH THIS REPUBLICAN ACTIVIST WITH THIS REPUBLICAN ACTIVIST PAUL ERICKSON, PROSECUTORS HAVE PAUL ERICKSON, PROSECUTORS HAVE INSINUATED THAT IT WAS ALL PART INSINUATED THAT IT WAS ALL PART OF A RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE OF A RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE OPERATION BEING RUN BY ALEKSANDR OPERATION BEING RUN BY ALEKSANDR TORSHIN. TORSHIN. THE AFFIDAVITS SUBMITTED BY THE AFFIDAVITS SUBMITTED BY PROSECUTORS IN CONJUNCTION WITH PROSECUTORS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CHARGES IN HER CASE, THERE THE CHARGES IN HER CASE, THERE IS MARIA BUTINA AT 3:00 A.M., IS MARIA BUTINA AT 3:00 A.M., THE NIGHT OF THE ELECTION, JUST THE NIGHT OF THE ELECTION, JUST AFTER DONALD TRUMP HAS WON THE AFTER DONALD TRUMP HAS WON THE ELECTION, E-MAILING ALEKSANDR ELECTION, E-MAILING ALEKSANDR TORSHIN IN MOSCOW, QUOTE, I AM TORSHIN IN MOSCOW, QUOTE, I AM READY FOR FURTHER ORDERS. READY FOR FURTHER ORDERS. WHAT WAS THE NRA DOING TIED UP WHAT WAS THE NRA DOING TIED UP WITH THESE GUYS? WITH THESE GUYS? AND NOW JUST IN THE LAST WEEK, AND NOW JUST IN THE LAST WEEK, THINGS ARE MOVING FAST FOR BOTH THINGS ARE MOVING FAST FOR BOTH MARIA BUTINA AND FOR ALEKSANDR MARIA BUTINA AND FOR ALEKSANDR TORSHIN. TORSHIN. LAST WEEK, ALEKSANDR TORSHIN LAST WEEK, ALEKSANDR TORSHIN MORE OR LESS EVAPORATED IN MORE OR LESS EVAPORATED IN MOSCOW. MOSCOW. THE RUSSIAN CENTRAL BANK WHERE THE RUSSIAN CENTRAL BANK WHERE HE HAD BEEN A DEPUTY GOVERNOR IN HE HAD BEEN A DEPUTY GOVERNOR IN A VERY HIGH PROFILE OFFICIAL A VERY HIGH PROFILE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCED UNEXPECTEDLY THAT HE ANNOUNCED UNEXPECTEDLY THAT HE HAD SUDDENLY RETIRED. HAD SUDDENLY RETIRED. AND BLOOMBERG NEWS’ RATHER AND BLOOMBERG NEWS’ RATHER OMINOUS CHARACTERIZATION, QUOTE, OMINOUS CHARACTERIZATION, QUOTE, THE CENTRAL BANK DECLINED TO THE CENTRAL BANK DECLINED TO ELABORATE ON ITS ONE-SENTENCE ELABORATE ON ITS ONE-SENTENCE STATEMENT FRIDAY. STATEMENT FRIDAY. TORSHIN DID NOT IMMEDIATELY TORSHIN DID NOT IMMEDIATELY RESPOND TO ATTEMPTS TO REACH RESPOND TO ATTEMPTS TO REACH HIM. HIM. HAPPY RETIREMENT ALL OF THE HAPPY RETIREMENT ALL OF THE SUDDEN. SUDDEN. IT CAN’T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO IT CAN’T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT THE AGENT YOU WITH THE FACT THAT THE AGENT YOU WERE RUNNING IN THE U.S. IS WERE RUNNING IN THE U.S. IS COPPING A PLEA AND MAKING AN COPPING A PLEA AND MAKING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE FIB NOW, CAN AGREEMENT WITH THE FIB NOW, CAN IT? IT? NOW TODAY WE APPARENTLY GOT HIS NOW TODAY WE APPARENTLY GOT HIS ALLEGED AGREEMENT, MARIA BUTINA ALLEGED AGREEMENT, MARIA BUTINA REPORTEDLY AGREEING TO COP A REPORTEDLY AGREEING TO COP A PLEA AND AGREEING TO COOPERATE PLEA AND AGREEING TO COOPERATE WITH THE FBI AND FEDERAL WITH THE FBI AND FEDERAL PROSECUTORS. PROSECUTORS. SO HERE’S MY QUESTION. SO HERE’S MY QUESTION. MARIA BUTINA HAS BEEN IN JAIL MARIA BUTINA HAS BEEN IN JAIL SINCE SHE GOT ARRESTED. SINCE SHE GOT ARRESTED. SHE HAS BEEN DENIED BAIL. SHE HAS BEEN DENIED BAIL. WE HAVE VERY LITTLE WINDOW INTO WE HAVE VERY LITTLE WINDOW INTO WHAT’S BEEN GOING ON WITH HER WHAT’S BEEN GOING ON WITH HER CASE. CASE. THERE IS A GAG ORDER ON THE THERE IS A GAG ORDER ON THE CASE. CASE. WE HAD VERY LITTLE TRANSPARENCY WE HAD VERY LITTLE TRANSPARENCY THERE. THERE. IF SHE IN FACT IS GOING TO IF SHE IN FACT IS GOING TO PLEAD, THE US THAT MEAN WE’RE PLEAD, THE US THAT MEAN WE’RE FINALLY GOING TO FIGURE THIS FINALLY GOING TO FIGURE THIS OUT? OUT? IF SHE’S COOPERATING, ALREADY, IF SHE’S COOPERATING, ALREADY, IF SHE IS GOING TO ENTER INTO A IF SHE IS GOING TO ENTER INTO A FORMAL COOPERATION DEAL AND FORMAL COOPERATION DEAL AND PLEAD GUILTY, WILL THIS EVEN PLEAD GUILTY, WILL THIS EVEN THIS WEEK IN COURT SHED LIGHT THIS WEEK IN COURT SHED LIGHT ON, OKAY, WHAT APPEARS TO BE THE ON, OKAY, WHAT APPEARS TO BE THE RELATED CASE OF PAUL ERICKSON, RELATED CASE OF PAUL ERICKSON, THE REPUBLICAN ACTIVIST AND NRA THE REPUBLICAN ACTIVIST AND NRA MEMBER WHO WAS HER MAYBE MEMBER WHO WAS HER MAYBE BOYFRIEND WHO APPEARS TO HAVE BOYFRIEND WHO APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN HER ENTREE INTO THIS WORLD. BEEN HER ENTREE INTO THIS WORLD. WE’VE HAD REPORTS FROM THE DAILY WE’VE HAD REPORTS FROM THE DAILY BEAST SEVERAL DAYS AGO THAT HE BEAST SEVERAL DAYS AGO THAT HE HAS RECEIVED A TARGET LETTER HAS RECEIVED A TARGET LETTER THAT FEDERAL PROSECUTORS ARE THAT FEDERAL PROSECUTORS ARE CONSIDERING CHARGING HIM AS A CONSIDERING CHARGING HIM AS A FOREIGN AGENT, AS AN AGENT OF FOREIGN AGENT, AS AN AGENT OF THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT OPERATING THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT OPERATING IN THIS COUNTRY. IN THIS COUNTRY. WILL THE ERICKSON CASE FINALLY WILL THE ERICKSON CASE FINALLY BECOME CLEAR IF MARIA BUTINA IS BECOME CLEAR IF MARIA BUTINA IS PLEADING AND COOPERATING? PLEADING AND COOPERATING? THEN THERE IS THE QUESTION OF THEN THERE IS THE QUESTION OF WHETHER HER PLEA WILL ULTIMATELY WHETHER HER PLEA WILL ULTIMATELY GIVE US A WINDOW INTO WHAT GIVE US A WINDOW INTO WHAT FREAKING HAPPENED WITH THE NRA FREAKING HAPPENED WITH THE NRA IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS ELECTION IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS ELECTION INTERFERENCE SCANDAL. INTERFERENCE SCANDAL. COULD THE RESOLUTION OF MARIA COULD THE RESOLUTION OF MARIA BUTINA’S CASE FINALLY GIVE US A BUTINA’S CASE FINALLY GIVE US A WINDOW INTO WHAT HAS BEEN GOING WINDOW INTO WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON HERE? ON HERE? IF THE FBI HAS BEEN IF THE FBI HAS BEEN INVESTIGATING, AMONG OTHER INVESTIGATING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE THINGS, THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE NRA WAS USED AS A LARGE SCALE NRA WAS USED AS A LARGE SCALE CONDUIT FOR RUSSIAN MONEY INTO CONDUIT FOR RUSSIAN MONEY INTO THE EFFORT TO ELECT PRESIDENT THE EFFORT TO ELECT PRESIDENT TRUMP PRESIDENT, WILL THE MARIA TRUMP PRESIDENT, WILL THE MARIA BOUTROS BOUTROS-GHALI — BUTINA

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AND RICHARD PAINTER, ET LICKS LAWYERET LAWYERET ETICES LAWYER. ETICES LAWYER. AND “NEW YORK TIMES” REPORTING AND “NEW YORK TIMES” REPORTING THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP TOLD A THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP TOLD A CROWD OF STAFF FROM THE UNITED CROWD OF STAFF FROM THE UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS THAT HE WANTS TO KNOW NATIONS THAT HE WANTS TO KNOW WHO PROVIDED INFORMATION TO THE WHO PROVIDED INFORMATION TO THE WHISTLEBLOWER ABOUT HIS PHONE WHISTLEBLOWER ABOUT HIS PHONE CALL WITH THE PRESIDENT OF CALL WITH THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE SAYING THAT WHOEVER DID UKRAINE SAYING THAT WHOEVER DID SO WAS CLOSE TO A SPY. SO WAS CLOSE TO A SPY. QUOTE, CLOSE TO A SPY AND THAT, QUOTE, CLOSE TO A SPY AND THAT, QUOTE, IN THE OLD DAYS SPIES QUOTE, IN THE OLD DAYS SPIES WERE DEALT WITH DIFFERENTLY. WERE DEALT WITH DIFFERENTLY. WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THIS, WHAT WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THIS, WHAT IS THE IMPLICATION HERE? IS THE IMPLICATION HERE?>>THAT’S RIGHT, THIS IS NEW>>THAT’S RIGHT, THIS IS NEW REPORTING BY MY COLLEAGUE MAGGIE REPORTING BY MY COLLEAGUE MAGGIE HABERMAN. HABERMAN. WHAT APPEARS TO HAVE HAPPENED, WHAT APPEARS TO HAVE HAPPENED, TRUMP WAS UP IN NEW YORK TODAY TRUMP WAS UP IN NEW YORK TODAY AS PART OF THE U.N. GENERAL AS PART OF THE U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY EFFORT AND HE SPOKE ASSEMBLY EFFORT AND HE SPOKE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS TO A GROUP BEHIND CLOSED DOORS TO A GROUP OF DIPLOMATS ALMOST ALL OF WHOM OF DIPLOMATS ALMOST ALL OF WHOM EXCEPT FOR THE AMBASSADOR TO THE EXCEPT FOR THE AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS HERSELF ARE LONG UNITED NATIONS HERSELF ARE LONG TIME CAREER DIPLOMATS, NOT TIME CAREER DIPLOMATS, NOT POLITICAL APPOINTEES. POLITICAL APPOINTEES. AND HE WENT AFTER WHOEVER IT WAS AND HE WENT AFTER WHOEVER IT WAS IN THE WHITE HOUSE WHO HAD TOLD IN THE WHITE HOUSE WHO HAD TOLD THE WHISTLEBLOWER ABOUT HIS THE WHISTLEBLOWER ABOUT HIS PHONE CALL TO THE UKRAINE PHONE CALL TO THE UKRAINE PRESIDENT IN JULY, THE ONE THAT PRESIDENT IN JULY, THE ONE THAT WE ALL SAW THE RECONSTRUCTED WE ALL SAW THE RECONSTRUCTED TRANSCRIPT OF YESTERDAY. TRANSCRIPT OF YESTERDAY. AND IMPLIED THAT THIS PERSON AND IMPLIED THAT THIS PERSON WAS — OR THOSE PEOPLE, SOURCES WAS — OR THOSE PEOPLE, SOURCES TO THE WHISTLEBLOWER, WAS A TO THE WHISTLEBLOWER, WAS A TRAITOR, WERE TRAITORS. TRAITOR, WERE TRAITORS. AND HINTED THAT THEY SHOULD BE AND HINTED THAT THEY SHOULD BE SHOT ESSENTIALLY. SHOT ESSENTIALLY.>>ENTIRELY AMAZING IN A WORLD>>ENTIRELY AMAZING IN A WORLD THAT NOTHING AMAZES ANYBODY THAT NOTHING AMAZES ANYBODY ANYMORE. ANYMORE. THE WHOLE POINT OF PROTECTING THE WHOLE POINT OF PROTECTING WHISTLEBLOWERS IS SO THAT THEY WHISTLEBLOWERS IS SO THAT THEY CAN FEEL SAFE USUALLY FROM CAN FEEL SAFE USUALLY FROM LOSING THEIR JOB. LOSING THEIR JOB. GENERALLY SPEAKING IN 2019, GENERALLY SPEAKING IN 2019, PROTECTIONS SHOULDN’T BE THAT PROTECTIONS SHOULDN’T BE THAT SOMEONE GETS SHOT FOR TELLING SOMEONE GETS SHOT FOR TELLING YOU THAT THERE IS A NATIONAL YOU THAT THERE IS A NATIONAL SECURITY CONCERN IN THE WHITE SECURITY CONCERN IN THE WHITE HOUSE. HOUSE.>>WELL, PSYCHOLOGICALLY>>WELL, PSYCHOLOGICALLY DERANGED AND IT WILL GET WORSE. DERANGED AND IT WILL GET WORSE. WE’RE ALREADY DEALING WITH A WE’RE ALREADY DEALING WITH A PRESIDENT WHO REFERS TO THE PRESIDENT WHO REFERS TO THE PRESS AS THE ENEMY OF THE PRESS AS THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE. PEOPLE. THAT IS LANGUAGE THAT WAS USED THAT IS LANGUAGE THAT WAS USED BY ADOLF HITLER IN HIS CAMPAIGNS BY ADOLF HITLER IN HIS CAMPAIGNS IN 1932. IN 1932. AND THIS IS A DANGEROUS MAN, AND THIS IS A DANGEROUS MAN, DONALD TRUMP, AND HE WILL GET DONALD TRUMP, AND HE WILL GET MORE DANGEROUS. MORE DANGEROUS. HE IS REFERRING TO A HE IS REFERRING TO A WHISTLEBLOWER AS A SPY. WHISTLEBLOWER AS A SPY. HE REFERS TO DEMOCRATS AS HE REFERS TO DEMOCRATS AS ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE. ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE. HE CONTINUES TO VIOLATE THE HE CONTINUES TO VIOLATE THE CONSTITUTION. CONSTITUTION. AND NOW HE WILL TRY TO DRAG MIKE AND NOW HE WILL TRY TO DRAG MIKE PENCE INTO THIS AND MIKE PENCE PENCE INTO THIS AND MIKE PENCE MAY VERY WELL BE CULPABLE, BUT MAY VERY WELL BE CULPABLE, BUT DONALD TRUMP IS TURNING ON HIS DONALD TRUMP IS TURNING ON HIS VICE PRESIDENT AND POINTING TO VICE PRESIDENT AND POINTING TO HIM AND MAYBE SENDING A MESSAGE HIM AND MAYBE SENDING A MESSAGE TO THE SENATE REPUBLICANS THAT TO THE SENATE REPUBLICANS THAT IF HE IS ASKED TO RESIGN, HE MAY IF HE IS ASKED TO RESIGN, HE MAY TAKE PENCE WITH HIM. TAKE PENCE WITH HIM. THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION FOR OUR COUNTRY RIGHT SITUATION FOR OUR COUNTRY RIGHT NOW AND IT IS AMAZING THAT WE NOW AND IT IS AMAZING THAT WE CONTINUE TO LET THIS MAN BE IN

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Which Candidates Support 2015 Nuclear Deal With Iran? | NBC News


ID LIKE IF YOU CAN JUST FOR A
MOMENT TO PUT ASIDE HOW YOU MOMENT TO PUT ASIDE HOW YOU
THINK WE MAY HAVE GOTTEN HERE. THINK WE MAY HAVE GOTTEN HERE.
WHAT I WANT TO KNOW IS HOW DO WHAT I WANT TO KNOW IS HOW DO
YOU DIAL IT BACK? YOU DIAL IT BACK?
A SHOW OF HANDS, WHO AS A SHOW OF HANDS, WHO AS
PRESIDENT WOULD SIGN ON TO THE PRESIDENT WOULD SIGN ON TO THE
2015 NUCLEAR DEAL AS IT WAS 2015 NUCLEAR DEAL AS IT WAS
ORIGINALLY NEGOTIATED? ORIGINALLY NEGOTIATED?
AS — KORCOREYY BOOKER — SENATO AS — KORCOREYY BOOKER — SENATO
BOOKER — BOOKER —
>>MAY I ADDRESS THAT?>>MAY I ADDRESS THAT?
FIRST AND FOREMOST IT WAS A FIRST AND FOREMOST IT WAS A
MISTAKE TO PULL OUT OF THAT MISTAKE TO PULL OUT OF THAT
DEAL. DEAL. ONE OF THE REASONS WERE SEEING ONE OF THE REASONS WERE SEEING THIS HOSTILITY NOW, DONALD TRUMP THIS HOSTILITY NOW, DONALD TRUMP IS MARCHING US TO A FAR MORE IS MARCHING US TO A FAR MORE DANGEROUS SITUATION. DANGEROUS SITUATION. HE TOOK US OUT OF A DEAL THAT
GAVE US TRANSPARENTCY INTO THEIR GAVE US TRANSPARENTCY INTO THEIR
NUCLEAR PROGRAM AND PUSHED BACK NUCLEAR PROGRAM AND PUSHED BACK A NUCLEAR BREAKOUT 10, 20 YEARS A NUCLEAR BREAKOUT 10, 20 YEARS AND IRAN, WE PULLED THEM FURTHER AND IRAN, WE PULLED THEM FURTHER AND FURTHER INTO THIS CRISIS. AND FURTHER INTO THIS CRISIS. WE NEED TO RENEGOTIATE AND GET WE NEED TO RENEGOTIATE AND GET BACK INTO A DEAL BUT IM NOT
GOING TO HAVE A PRIMARY PLATFORM GOING TO HAVE A PRIMARY PLATFORM
TO SAY UNILATERALLY IM GOING TO TO SAY UNILATERALLY IM GOING TO
REJOIN THAT DEAL. REJOIN THAT DEAL. WHEN IM PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED WHEN IM PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, IM GOING TO DO THE BEST STATES, IM GOING TO DO THE BEST I CAN TO SECURE THIS COUNTRY AND I CAN TO SECURE THIS COUNTRY AND THAT REGION AND MAKE SURE IF I THAT REGION AND MAKE SURE IF I HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEVERAGE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEVERAGE A BETTER DEAL, IM GOING TO DO A BETTER DEAL, IM GOING TO DO IT. IT.>>SENATOR KLOBUCHAR, ID LIKE
YOU TO ANSWER THAT QUESTIONKE YOU TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION BECAUSE YOU STAID YOU WOULD
NEGOTIATE YOURSELF BACK INTO THE NEGOTIATE YOURSELF BACK INTO THE
IRANIAN AGREEMENT. IRANIAN AGREEMENT.
CAN YOU ARGUE THAT THAT NUCLEAR CAN YOU ARGUE THAT THAT NUCLEAR PACT AS IT WAS RATIFIED WAS A PACT AS IT WAS RATIFIED WAS A GOOD IDEA? GOOD IDEA?>>YES, IT WAS.>>YES, IT WAS.>>IT WAS IMPERFECT BUT IT WAS A>>IT WAS IMPERFECT BUT IT WAS A GOOD DEAL FOR THAT MOMENT.
I WOULD HAVE WORKED TO GET I WOULD HAVE WORKED TO GET
LONGER SUNSET PERIODS AND THATS LONGER SUNSET PERIODS AND THATS SOMETHING WE COULD NEGOTIATE TO
GET BACK IN THE DEAL.GOTIATE TO GET BACK IN THE DEAL.
BUT THE POINT IS, DONALD TRUMP BUT THE POINT IS, DONALD TRUMP
TOLD US WHEN HE GOT OUT OF IT TOLD US WHEN HE GOT OUT OF IT
THAT HE WAS GOING TO GIVE US A THAT HE WAS GOING TO GIVE US A
BETTER DEAL. BETTER DEAL. THOSE WERE HIS WORDS. THOSE WERE HIS WORDS. AND NOW WE ARE A MONTH AWAY FROM AND NOW WE ARE A MONTH AWAY FROM THE IRANIANS WHO CLAIM NOW THAT
THEYRE GOING TO BLOW THE CAP ON THEYRE GOING TO BLOW THE CAP ON
ENRICHING URANIUM. ENRICHING URANIUM.
THE IRANIANS HAVE TOLD US THIS. THE IRANIANS HAVE TOLD US THIS.
THATS WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW. THATS WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW. HES MADE US LESS SAFE THAN WE HES MADE US LESS SAFE THAN WE WERE WHEN HE BECAME PRESIDENT. WERE WHEN HE BECAME PRESIDENT. SO WHAT I WOULD DO IS NEGOTIATE
US BACK INTO THAT AGREEMENT.ATE US BACK INTO THAT AGREEMENT.
STAND WITH OUR ALLIES AND NOT STAND WITH OUR ALLIES AND NOT
GIVE UNLIMITED LEVERAGE TO CHINA GIVE UNLIMITED LEVERAGE TO CHINA
AND RUSSIA, WHICH IS WHAT HE HAS AND RUSSIA, WHICH IS WHAT HE HAS DONE, AND THEN, FINALLY, I WOULD
MAKE SURE THAT IF THERES ANYOULD MAKE SURE THAT IF THERES ANY
POSSIBILITY OF A CONFLICT, AND POSSIBILITY OF A CONFLICT, AND WERE HAVING THIS DEBATE IN WERE HAVING THIS DEBATE IN CONGRESS RIGHT NOW, THAT HE
COMES TO CONGRESS FOR AN HE COMES TO CONGRESS FOR AN
AUTHORIZATION OF MILITARY FORCE. AUTHORIZATION OF MILITARY FORCE. I WOULD DO THAT.
AND THIS PRESIDENT IS LITERALLY AND THIS PRESIDENT IS LITERALLY
EVERY SINGLE DAY TEN MINUTES EVERY SINGLE DAY TEN MINUTES AWAY FROM GOING TO WAR, ONE
TWEET AWAY FROM GOING TO WAR AND TWEET AWAY FROM GOING TO WAR AND
I DONT THINK WE SHOULD CONDUCT I DONT THINK WE SHOULD CONDUCT
FOREIGN POLICY — FOREIGN POLICY –>>YOUR TIME IS UP.>>YOUR TIME IS UP.>>– IN OUR BATHROBE AT 5:00 IN>>– IN OUR BATHROBE AT 5:00 IN THE MORNING.
>>CONGRESSWOMAN GABBARD –>>CONGRESSWOMAN GABBARD —
CONGRESSWOMAN GABBARD, YOUVE CONGRESSWOMAN GABBARD, YOUVE SAID YOU WOULD SIGN BACK ONTO
THE 2015 DEAL. SIGN BACK ONTO THE 2015 DEAL. WOULD YOU — WOULD YOU INSIST,
THOUGH, THAT IT ADDRESS IRANS, THOUGH, THAT IT ADDRESS IRANS
SUPPORT FOR HEZBOLLAH? SUPPORT FOR HEZBOLLAH?>>LETS DEAL WITH THE SITUATION
WHERE WE ARE.WITH THE SITUATION WHERE WE ARE.
WHERE THIS PRESIDENT AND HIS WHERE THIS PRESIDENT AND HIS CHICKEN HAWK CABINET HAVE LED US
TO THE BRINK OF WAR WITH IRAN.US TO THE BRINK OF WAR WITH IRAN.
I SERVED IN THE WAR IN IRAQ AT I SERVED IN THE WAR IN IRAQ AT
THE HEIGHT OF THE WAR IN 2005. THE HEIGHT OF THE WAR IN 2005. A WAR THAT TOOK OVER 4,000 OF MY A WAR THAT TOOK OVER 4,000 OF MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN UNIFORMS BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN UNIFORMS LIVES. LIVES. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEED TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THIS WAR WITH IRAN UNDERSTAND THIS WAR WITH IRAN WOULD BE FAR MORE DEVASTATING, WOULD BE FAR MORE DEVASTATING, FAR MORE COSTLY THAN ANYTHING FAR MORE COSTLY THAN ANYTHING THAT WE EVER SAW IN IRAQ. THAT WE EVER SAW IN IRAQ. IT WOULD TAKE MANY MORE LIVES. IT WOULD TAKE MANY MORE LIVES. IT WOULD EXACERBATE THE REFUGEE IT WOULD EXACERBATE THE REFUGEE CRISIS. CRISIS. IT WOULDNT BE JUST CONTAINED IT WOULDNT BE JUST CONTAINED WITHIN IRAN. WITHIN IRAN. THIS WOULD TURN INTO A REGIONAL THIS WOULD TURN INTO A REGIONAL WAR. WAR. THIS IS WHY ITS SO IMPORTANT THIS IS WHY ITS SO IMPORTANT THAT EVERY ONE OF US, EVERY THAT EVERY ONE OF US, EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN, STAND UP AND SINGLE AMERICAN, STAND UP AND SAY, NO WAR WITH IRAN. SAY, NO WAR WITH IRAN. WE NEED TO GET BACK INTO THE WE NEED TO GET BACK INTO THE IRAN NUCLEAR AGREEMENT. IRAN NUCLEAR AGREEMENT. AND WE NEED TO NEGOTIATE HOW WE AND WE NEED TO NEGOTIATE HOW WE CAN IMPROVE IT. CAN IMPROVE IT. IT WAS AN IMPERFECT DEAL. IT WAS AN IMPERFECT DEAL. THERE ARE ISSUES LIKE THEIR THERE ARE ISSUES LIKE THEIR MISSILE DEVELOPMENT THAT NEEDS MISSILE DEVELOPMENT THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED.
WE CAN DO BOTH SIMULTANEOUSLY TO WE CAN DO BOTH SIMULTANEOUSLY TO
PREVENT IRAN FROM DEVELOPING A PREVENT IRAN FROM DEVELOPING A NUCLEAR WEAPON AND PREVENTING US
FROM GOING TO –ND PREVENTING US FROM GOING TO –>>YOUR TIME IS UP.
I HAVE A VERY QUICK FOLLOW-UP. I HAVE A VERY QUICK FOLLOW-UP.
WHAT WOULD YOUR RED LINE BE FOR WHAT WOULD YOUR RED LINE BE FOR MILITARY ACTION AGAINST IRAN? MILITARY ACTION AGAINST IRAN?>>LOOK, OBVIOUSLY, IF THERE WAS>>LOOK, OBVIOUSLY, IF THERE WAS AN ATTACK AGAINST THE AN ATTACK AGAINST THE AMERICAN — OUR TROOPS, THEN
THERE WOULD HAVE TO BE ATHEN THERE WOULD HAVE TO BE A
RESPONSE, BUT MY POINT IS, AND RESPONSE, BUT MY POINT IS, AND
ITS IMPORTANT FOR US TO ITS IMPORTANT FOR US TO RECOGNIZE THIS, IS DONALD TRUMP RECOGNIZE THIS, IS DONALD TRUMP AND HIS CABINET, MIKE POMPEO,
JOHN BOLTON, AND OTHERS, ARE, JOHN BOLTON, AND OTHERS, ARE
CREATING A SITUATION THAT JUST A CREATING A SITUATION THAT JUST A SPARK WOULD LIGHT OFF A WAR WITH SPARK WOULD LIGHT OFF A WAR WITH IRAN WHICH IS INCREDIBLY IRAN WHICH IS INCREDIBLY DANGEROUS. DANGEROUS. THATS WHY WE NEED TO THATS WHY WE NEED TO DE-ESCALATE TENSIONS. DE-ESCALATE TENSIONS. TRUMP NEEDS TO GET BACK INTO THE

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>>>THOSE IN THE UK ARE GROWING>>>THOSE IN THE UK ARE GROWING WEARY OF THE BREXIT BATTLE AND WEARY OF THE BREXIT BATTLE AND IT MAY BE SHIFTING THE POLITICAL IT MAY BE SHIFTING THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE IN FAVOR OF PRIME LANDSCAPE IN FAVOR OF PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON. MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON. THE “WALL STREET JOURNAL” THE “WALL STREET JOURNAL” REPORTS THERE ARE NEARLY 160 REPORTS THERE ARE NEARLY 160 LABOUR HELD DISTRICTS THAT VOTED LABOUR HELD DISTRICTS THAT VOTED TO LEAVE THE EU AND AT LEAST 40 TO LEAVE THE EU AND AT LEAST 40 TO 50 OF THEM ARE VULNERABLE TO TO 50 OF THEM ARE VULNERABLE TO SWING TO CONSERVATIVES. SWING TO CONSERVATIVES. ACCORDING TOO RECENT ACCORDING TOO RECENT ACCORDING TO RECENT POLLS, ACCORDING TO RECENT POLLS, JOHNSON’S APPROVAL RATING HAS JOHNSON’S APPROVAL RATING HAS INCREASED SINCE HIS NOMINATION INCREASED SINCE HIS NOMINATION AS LEADER INCREASING THE CHANCES AS LEADER INCREASING THE CHANCES OF A RESPONSIBLE FLIGHT. OF A RESPONSIBLE FLIGHT. JOINING US NOW FORMER PRIME JOINING US NOW FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF THE UNITED KINGDOM MINISTER OF THE UNITED KINGDOM DAVID CAMERON, HE IS AUTHOR OF DAVID CAMERON, HE IS AUTHOR OF THE NEW BOOK “FOR THE RECORD.” THE NEW BOOK “FOR THE RECORD.” THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING ON THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING ON THIS MORNING. THIS MORNING.>>MR. PRIME MINISTER, THANK YOU>>MR. PRIME MINISTER, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US. SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US. AND DESPITE THOSE POLL NUMBERS, AND DESPITE THOSE POLL NUMBERS, BORIS JOHNSON, A MAN YOU KNEW BORIS JOHNSON, A MAN YOU KNEW AT:00 FORWARD, MAY BE FACING A AT:00 FORWARD, MAY BE FACING A NO-CONFIDENCE VOTE IN NO-CONFIDENCE VOTE IN PARLIAMENT. PARLIAMENT. WILL HE SURVIVE THAT, SHOULD HE WILL HE SURVIVE THAT, SHOULD HE SURVIVE THAT? SURVIVE THAT?>>I THINK WHAT OUGHT TO HAPPEN>>I THINK WHAT OUGHT TO HAPPEN NEXT IS PRIME MINISTER BORERY NEXT IS PRIME MINISTER BORERY JOHNSON SHOULD GO TO BRUSSELS JOHNSON SHOULD GO TO BRUSSELS AND TRY TO NEGOTIATE A AND TRY TO NEGOTIATE A WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT WITH THE WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION. EUROPEAN UNION. THAT IS WHAT HE IS PLANNING TO THAT IS WHAT HE IS PLANNING TO DO IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OCTOBER DO IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OCTOBER AND HE SHOULD BRING THAT BACK TO AND HE SHOULD BRING THAT BACK TO THE UK PARLIAMENT AND I HOPE THE UK PARLIAMENT AND I HOPE THAT DEAL WILL PASSION. THAT DEAL WILL PASSION. AND WHILE I CONTINUE TO BELIEVE AND WHILE I CONTINUE TO BELIEVE THAT WE’VE TAKEN THE WRONG STEP THAT WE’VE TAKEN THE WRONG STEP WITH BREXIT, I LED THE CAMPAIGN WITH BREXIT, I LED THE CAMPAIGN TO STAY IN, THE REFERENDUM TO STAY IN, THE REFERENDUM RESULT WAS CLEAR AND IT SHOULD RESULT WAS CLEAR AND IT SHOULD BE DELIVERED AND THE BEST WAY TO BE DELIVERED AND THE BEST WAY TO DELIVER IT IS WITH A DEAL AND I DELIVER IT IS WITH A DEAL AND I HOPE THAT IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN. HOPE THAT IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN.>>SO WHAT ODDS DO YOU GIVE NO>>SO WHAT ODDS DO YOU GIVE NO DEAL BREXIT OF ACTUALLY TAKING DEAL BREXIT OF ACTUALLY TAKING PLACE, SOMETHING THAT PRIME PLACE, SOMETHING THAT PRIME MINISTER JOHNSON HAS BEEN MINISTER JOHNSON HAS BEEN PUSHING FOR SINCE HE ASCENDED TO PUSHING FOR SINCE HE ASCENDED TO HIS POSITION ABOUT. HIS POSITION ABOUT.>>THE CENTRAL FACT IS THAT THE>>THE CENTRAL FACT IS THAT THE GOVERNMENT DOESN’T HAVE A GOVERNMENT DOESN’T HAVE A MAJORITY IN PARLIAMENT ANDGISLAT MAJORITY IN PARLIAMENT ANDGISLAT TO PUT A NO DIEHL BREXIT OUT OF TO PUT A NO DIEHL BREXIT OUT OF BOUNDS. BOUNDS. SO THE REAL CHOICE IS TO GET A SO THE REAL CHOICE IS TO GET A DEAL AS I HOPE BORIS JOHNSON DEAL AS I HOPE BORIS JOHNSON WILL OR TO FIND ANOTHER WAY OF WILL OR TO FIND ANOTHER WAY OF UNBLOCKING THE BLOCKAGE. UNBLOCKING THE BLOCKAGE. IT IS VERY PAINFUL TO WATCH AND IT IS VERY PAINFUL TO WATCH AND I FEEL SOME RESPONSIBILITY FOR I FEEL SOME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SITUATION WE’RE IN. THE SITUATION WE’RE IN. WE’VE HAD THREE YEARS WHERE WE WE’VE HAD THREE YEARS WHERE WE HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO EITHER HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO EITHER IMPLEMENT THE OUTCOME OF THE IMPLEMENT THE OUTCOME OF THE TRUM OR TRUM OR REFERENDUM OR MOVE ON. REFERENDUM OR MOVE ON. SO FIRST STEP IS TO TRY TO GET SO FIRST STEP IS TO TRY TO GET THE DEAL. THE DEAL. IF WE CAN’T, I WOULDN’T ADVISE IF WE CAN’T, I WOULDN’T ADVISE NO-DEAL. NO-DEAL. I THINK IT WOULD BE ECONOMICALLY I THINK IT WOULD BE ECONOMICALLY DAMAGING AND WE’LL HAVE TO LOOK DAMAGING AND WE’LL HAVE TO LOOK AT OTHER WAYS OF UNBLOCKING THE AT OTHER WAYS OF UNBLOCKING THE BLOCKAGE, POSSIBLY A GENERAL BLOCKAGE, POSSIBLY A GENERAL ELECTION OR THERE IS THE 07GS OF ELECTION OR THERE IS THE 07GS OF A SECOND REFERENDUM WHICH I A SECOND REFERENDUM WHICH I DON’T THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE NECESSARILY WANT. NECESSARILY WANT. BUT WE CAN’T INTO HE ONE O GO ON BUT WE CAN’T INTO HE ONE O GO ON GOING FORWARDS NOR BACK WARDS. GOING FORWARDS NOR BACK WARDS.>>SO WE WANT TO GET TO YOUR>>SO WE WANT TO GET TO YOUR BOOK. BOOK. AND WHAT YOU SAY ABOUT BREXIT AND WHAT YOU SAY ABOUT BREXIT AND WHAT LED TO IF. AND WHAT LED TO IF. BUT BEFORE WE DID THAT, MAYBE BUT BEFORE WE DID THAT, MAYBE YOU CAN HELP US OUT. YOU CAN HELP US OUT. BECAUSE FOR THREE YEARS NOW AS BECAUSE FOR THREE YEARS NOW AS YOU SAID, THE UNITED KINGDOM HAS YOU SAID, THE UNITED KINGDOM HAS BEEN PARALYZED BY BREXIT. BEEN PARALYZED BY BREXIT. ANYTIME WE GO OVER THERE AND ANYTIME WE GO OVER THERE AND START ROLLING OUR EYES ABOUT OUR START ROLLING OUR EYES ABOUT OUR GOVERNMENT, WE’LL HAVE PEOPLE GOVERNMENT, WE’LL HAVE PEOPLE SAYING THAT IS JUST ONE MAN. SAYING THAT IS JUST ONE MAN. YOU WILL VOTE HIM OUT IN TIME. YOU WILL VOTE HIM OUT IN TIME. BUT IT IS OUR SYSTEM THAT SEEMS BUT IT IS OUR SYSTEM THAT SEEMS TO BE INCAPABLE OF BEING FIXED. TO BE INCAPABLE OF BEING FIXED. EXPLAIN TO THE AMERICAN AUDIENCE EXPLAIN TO THE AMERICAN AUDIENCE J IS IT THAT AFTER THREE HE J IS IT THAT AFTER THREE HE YEARS PARLIAMENT CAN’T MOVE YEARS PARLIAMENT CAN’T MOVE FORWARD, MAKE A DECISION, AND FORWARD, MAKE A DECISION, AND STICK TO IT. STICK TO IT.>>QUELL,>>QUELL,>>WELL, I THINK PART OF THE>>WELL, I THINK PART OF THE PROBLEM IS THIS 2015 I HAD A PROBLEM IS THIS 2015 I HAD A MAJORITY AND WAS ABLE TO PASS MAJORITY AND WAS ABLE TO PASS THE REFERENDUM BILL THROUGH AND THE REFERENDUM BILL THROUGH AND ACTUALLY 9 OUT OF 10 VOTED FOR ACTUALLY 9 OUT OF 10 VOTED FOR THAT BILL. THAT BILL. BUT IN 2071, THERE WAS AN BUT IN 2071, THERE WAS AN ELECTION WHERE EFFECTIVELY THE ELECTION WHERE EFFECTIVELY THE GOVERNMENT LOST ITS MAJORITY AND GOVERNMENT LOST ITS MAJORITY AND ONE OF THE REASONS THAT IT HAS ONE OF THE REASONS THAT IT HAS BEEN DIFFICULT TO GO FORWARD, WE BEEN DIFFICULT TO GO FORWARD, WE HAVE A PARLIAMENT WITHOUT A HAVE A PARLIAMENT WITHOUT A CLEAR MAJORITY. CLEAR MAJORITY. AND YOU HAVE — WHEN YOU ARE IN AND YOU HAVE — WHEN YOU ARE IN THAT SITUATION, YOU HAVE TO THAT SITUATION, YOU HAVE TO REACH ACROSS THE AISLES AS YOU’D REACH ACROSS THE AISLES AS YOU’D SAY HERE IN THE UNITED STATES SAY HERE IN THE UNITED STATES AND FIND SUPPORT FOR YOUR AND FIND SUPPORT FOR YOUR PROPOSITION FROM OTHER MEMBERS PROPOSITION FROM OTHER MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT AND THAT HASN’T OF PARLIAMENT AND THAT HASN’T REALLY HAPPENED. REALLY HAPPENED. AND SO MY SUCKCESSOR THERESA MAY AND SO MY SUCKCESSOR THERESA MAY DID A GREAT JOB IN GETTING THE DID A GREAT JOB IN GETTING THE DEAL FROM THE EU IN TERMS OF US DEAL FROM THE EU IN TERMS OF US LEAVING WITH AN AGREEMENT BUT LEAVING WITH AN AGREEMENT BUT COULDN’T GET THAT THROUGH COULDN’T GET THAT THROUGH PARLIAMENT BECAUSE MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT BECAUSE MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT FROM OTHER PARTIES PARLIAMENT FROM OTHER PARTIES WOULDN’T VOTE FOR IT. WOULDN’T VOTE FOR IT. SO THAT IS WHY WE’RE STRUCK. SO THAT IS WHY WE’RE STRUCK. IT IS VERY FRUSTRATING. IT IS VERY FRUSTRATING. AND I TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY ON AND I TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY ON AMERICAN TELEVISION TO SAY THE AMERICAN TELEVISION TO SAY THE BRITISH ECONOMY IS STILL STRONG, BRITISH ECONOMY IS STILL STRONG, OUR UNEMPLOYMENT IS THE LOWEST OUR UNEMPLOYMENT IS THE LOWEST SINCE THE 1970s BRITAIN STILL SINCE THE 1970s BRITAIN STILL HAS A LOT OF ADVANTAGES. HAS A LOT OF ADVANTAGES. AND WHILE I DISAGREE WITH AND WHILE I DISAGREE WITH BREXIT, IT IS A PERFECTLY BREXIT, IT IS A PERFECTLY LEGITIMATE CHOICE FOR THE SIXTH LEGITIMATE CHOICE FOR THE SIXTH LARGEST ECONOMY IN THE WORLD TO LARGEST ECONOMY IN THE WORLD TO SAY TO THE EUROPEAN UNION WE SAY TO THE EUROPEAN UNION WE WANT TO BE YOUR FRIENDS AND WANT TO BE YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, BUT WE WON’T BE NEIGHBORS, BUT WE WON’T BE MEMBERS ANYMORE. MEMBERS ANYMORE. IT IS NOT THE PATH THAT I WOULD IT IS NOT THE PATH THAT I WOULD HAVE CHOSEN, BUT IT IS A HAVE CHOSEN, BUT IT IS A LEGITIMATE PATH AND ONE THAT WE LEGITIMATE PATH AND ONE THAT WE CAN MAKE WORK. CAN MAKE WORK.>>THIS IS DAVID IGNATIUS.>>THIS IS DAVID IGNATIUS. I WANT TO ASK YOU A QUESTION I WANT TO ASK YOU A QUESTION THAT OBVIOUSLY IS ON OUR MINDS THAT OBVIOUSLY IS ON OUR MINDS THESE DAY AS WE DEAL WITH THESE DAY AS WE DEAL WITH AMERICAN POLITICAL PROBLEMS. AMERICAN POLITICAL PROBLEMS. DO YOU THINK THERE IS ANY DO YOU THINK THERE IS ANY POSSIBILITY THAT RUSSIAN POSSIBILITY THAT RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE, RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE, RUSSIAN MANIPULATION, WAS A FACTOR IN MANIPULATION, WAS A FACTOR IN THIS KIND OF TRAIN WRECK OF THIS KIND OF TRAIN WRECK OF BRITISH POLITICS THREE YEARS AGO BRITISH POLITICS THREE YEARS AGO THAT YOU ARE STILL STRUG ARE THAT YOU ARE STILL STRUG ARE LINK TO DEAL WITH? LINK TO DEAL WITH? HAVE YOU LOOKED INTO THAT, DO HAVE YOU LOOKED INTO THAT, DO YOU HAVE A FEELING ABOUT WHETHER YOU HAVE A FEELING ABOUT WHETHER THE ARE RUSSIANS MAY HAVE THE ARE RUSSIANS MAY HAVE AMPLIFIED THE “LEAVE” SENTIMENT AMPLIFIED THE “LEAVE” SENTIMENT AND TRIED TO PLAY ON THIS AND TRIED TO PLAY ON THIS POPULIST MOMENT? POPULIST MOMENT?>>IT WAS LOOKED INTO BY A>>IT WAS LOOKED INTO BY A SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS AND FROM MEMORY WHAT COMMONS AND FROM MEMORY WHAT THEY FOUND IS THERE WAS SOME THEY FOUND IS THERE WAS SOME ACTIVITY BUT I DON’T THINK THAT ACTIVITY BUT I DON’T THINK THAT ANYONE WOULD SAY THAT IT WAS IN ANYONE WOULD SAY THAT IT WAS IN ANY WAY DECISIVE. ANY WAY DECISIVE. OBVIOUSLY I REGRET HUGELY THE OBVIOUSLY I REGRET HUGELY THE OUTCOME OF THE REFERENDUM OUTCOME OF THE REFERENDUM CAMPAIGN, BUT AS PRIME MINISTER, CAMPAIGN, BUT AS PRIME MINISTER, I SPENT PUBLIC TAXPAYERS MONEY I SPENT PUBLIC TAXPAYERS MONEY WRITING TO EVERY SINGLE WRITING TO EVERY SINGLE HOUSEHOLD IN THE COUNTRY WITH A HOUSEHOLD IN THE COUNTRY WITH A LEAFLET EVERY WORD OF WHICH YOU LEAFLET EVERY WORD OF WHICH YOU I PORE THE OVER CAREFULLY TO PUT I PORE THE OVER CAREFULLY TO PUT THE ARGUMENT WHY WE SHOULD STAY. THE ARGUMENT WHY WE SHOULD STAY. I’VE COMPLAINED ABOUT INDIVIDUAL I’VE COMPLAINED ABOUT INDIVIDUAL BITS OF THE CAMPAIGN, BUT BITS OF THE CAMPAIGN, BUT GENERALLY SPEAKING IT WAS, YOU GENERALLY SPEAKING IT WAS, YOU KNOW, RAMBUNCTIOUS IN A BRITAIN KNOW, RAMBUNCTIOUS IN A BRITAIN CAMPAIGN BUT I DON’T CLAIM THAT CAMPAIGN BUT I DON’T CLAIM THAT IT WAS SOMEHOW UNFAIR. IT WAS SOMEHOW UNFAIR.>>MR. PRIME MINISTER, THERE IS>>MR. PRIME MINISTER, THERE IS A STRIKING LINE IN THIS BOOK A STRIKING LINE IN THIS BOOK WHICH I’M NOT SAYING YOU DID WHICH I’M NOT SAYING YOU DID THIS FOR CRISIS MANAGEMENT, BUT THIS FOR CRISIS MANAGEMENT, BUT I WOULD RECOMMEND TO POLITICIANS I WOULD RECOMMEND TO POLITICIANS TO BE AS STRAIGHTFORWARD AS YOU TO BE AS STRAIGHTFORWARD AS YOU WERE IN THIS ONE LINE. WERE IN THIS ONE LINE. OF COURSE OUR AMERICAN PRESIDENT OF COURSE OUR AMERICAN PRESIDENT WILL NEVER TAKE THIS TACT. WILL NEVER TAKE THIS TACT. BUT YOU SAY ON THE BREXIT BUT YOU SAY ON THE BREXIT FALLOUT, YOU SAY I ACCEPT THAT FALLOUT, YOU SAY I ACCEPT THAT MY APPROACH FAILED. MY APPROACH FAILED. THE DECISIONS I TOOK CONTRIBUTED THE DECISIONS I TOOK CONTRIBUTED TO THAT FAILURE. TO THAT FAILURE. I FAILED. I FAILED. VERY STRAIGHTFORWARD, VERY VERY STRAIGHTFORWARD, VERY STRIKING LANGUAGE. STRIKING LANGUAGE. BUT YOU GO ON TO TALK ABOUT BUT YOU GO ON TO TALK ABOUT DOING IT DESPITE THE FACT THERE DOING IT DESPITE THE FACT THERE DIDN’T SEEM TO BE A CLAMORING DIDN’T SEEM TO BE A CLAMORING FOR THIS VOTE, BUT YOU SAID FOR THIS VOTE, BUT YOU SAID STILL YOU BELIEVED THAT IT WAS, STILL YOU BELIEVED THAT IT WAS, QUOTE, INEVITABLE. QUOTE, INEVITABLE. WHY DO YOU BELIEVE THAT THIS WHY DO YOU BELIEVE THAT THIS STROET SOONER STROET SOONER VOTE WAS INEVITABLE ABOUT. VOTE WAS INEVITABLE ABOUT.>>WE HAD JOINED THE EU BACK IN>>WE HAD JOINED THE EU BACK IN THE 1970s, BUT WE HAD HAD TREATY THE 1970s, BUT WE HAD HAD TREATY AFTER TREATY, POWER AFTER POWER, AFTER TREATY, POWER AFTER POWER, PASS FROM THE UK TO THE EUROPEAN PASS FROM THE UK TO THE EUROPEAN UNION, REFERENDUMS KEPT BEING UNION, REFERENDUMS KEPT BEING PROMISED BUT THEY WERE NEVER PROMISED BUT THEY WERE NEVER BEING DELIVERED. BEING DELIVERED. AND ADDED TO THAT YOU HAD THE AND ADDED TO THAT YOU HAD THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE EURO AS DEVELOPMENT OF THE EURO AS CURRENCY OF SOME OF THE MEMBERS CURRENCY OF SOME OF THE MEMBERS OF THE EU BUT ABOUT NOT THE UK OF THE EU BUT ABOUT NOT THE UK AND THAT WAS CHANGING THE AND THAT WAS CHANGING THE ORGANIZATION BEFORE OUR VERY ORGANIZATION BEFORE OUR VERY EYES. EYES. SO QUESTION HAD TO FIX IT. SO QUESTION HAD TO FIX IT. BUT THE PASSAGE YOU READ IS MY BUT THE PASSAGE YOU READ IS MY AIM IN FIXING IT WAS TO USE A AIM IN FIXING IT WAS TO USE A REFERENDUM TO TRIGGER A REFERENDUM TO TRIGGER A RENEGOTIATION, TO FIX SOME OF RENEGOTIATION, TO FIX SOME OF THE GENUINE PROBLEMS I SAW. THE GENUINE PROBLEMS I SAW. AND THEN SECURE OUR PLACE AS A AND THEN SECURE OUR PLACE AS A SEPARATE DIFFERENT SORT OF SEPARATE DIFFERENT SORT OF BRITISH PLACE IN THE EUROPEAN BRITISH PLACE IN THE EUROPEAN UNION AND IN THAT ENDEAVOR UNION AND IN THAT ENDEAVOR OBVIOUSLY I FAILED AND I’M FULL OBVIOUSLY I FAILED AND I’M FULL OF REGRET FOR THAT BECAUSE I OF REGRET FOR THAT BECAUSE I THINK THE RIGHT ANSWER WAS TO THINK THE RIGHT ANSWER WAS TO STAY IN AND FIGHT FOR A BRITISH STAY IN AND FIGHT FOR A BRITISH POSITION IN EUROPE. POSITION IN EUROPE. BUT I ACCEPT THE OUTCOME OF THE BUT I ACCEPT THE OUTCOME OF THE REFERENDUM. REFERENDUM. THERE WAS A CLAMOR FOR IT BACK THERE WAS A CLAMOR FOR IT BACK IN 2012, TWO-THIRDS OF VOTERS IN 2012, TWO-THIRDS OF VOTERS SUPPORTED IT, 9D OUT OF 10 PMs SUPPORTED IT, 9D OUT OF 10 PMs VOTED FOR IT. VOTED FOR IT. EVERY POLITICAL PARTY IN BRITAIN EVERY POLITICAL PARTY IN BRITAIN WENT INTO ELECTION PROMISING A WENT INTO ELECTION PROMISING A REFERENDUM. REFERENDUM. SO THERE WAS A BIG PUBLIC DEMAND SO THERE WAS A BIG PUBLIC DEMAND FOR IT. FOR IT. BUT OBVIOUSLY I REGRET THE BUT OBVIOUSLY I REGRET THE OUTCOME. OUTCOME. BUT I THINK THAT WE CAN MAKE THE BUT I THINK THAT WE CAN MAKE THE ANSWER WORK, BUT WE NEED TO GET ANSWER WORK, BUT WE NEED TO GET OUT OF THIS DEADLOCK THAT WE’RE OUT OF THIS DEADLOCK THAT WE’RE IN AT THE MOMENT. IN AT THE MOMENT.>>YOU’RE RIGHT ABOUT BORIS>>YOU’RE RIGHT ABOUT BORIS JOHNSON. JOHNSON. AGAIN, SOMEONE YOU’VE KNOWN AGAIN, SOMEONE YOU’VE KNOWN SINCE YOUR DAYS AT EATON. SINCE YOUR DAYS AT EATON. AND YOU SUGGEST THAT — MAKE A AND YOU SUGGEST THAT — MAKE A SUGGESTION THAT MANY ARE SUGGESTION THAT MANY ARE SUGGESTING WITH THE AMERICAN SUGGESTING WITH THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT, THAT BORIS JOHNSON PRESIDENT, THAT BORIS JOHNSON WHEN IT COMES TO BREXIT CARES WHEN IT COMES TO BREXIT CARES MORE ABOUT HIS OWN POLITICAL MORE ABOUT HIS OWN POLITICAL FUTURE THAN THE FUTURE OF THE FUTURE THAN THE FUTURE OF THE COUNTRY. COUNTRY. MANY OTHERS HAVE ALSO SUGGESTED MANY OTHERS HAVE ALSO SUGGESTED THAT HE CYNICALLY EMPLOYED THAT HE CYNICALLY EMPLOYED BREXIT TO HELP FUEL HIS BREXIT TO HELP FUEL HIS POLITICAL RISE. POLITICAL RISE. EXPLAIN THE BORIS JOHNSON THAT EXPLAIN THE BORIS JOHNSON THAT YOU’VE KNOWN FOR DECADES AND THE YOU’VE KNOWN FOR DECADES AND THE BORIS JOHNSON THAT HAS EMERGED BORIS JOHNSON THAT HAS EMERGED OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS, THE OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THOSE TWO. DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THOSE TWO.>>THE POINT I MAKE IN THE BOOK>>THE POINT I MAKE IN THE BOOK IS THAT HE HADN’T PREVIOUSLY IS THAT HE HADN’T PREVIOUSLY ARGUED FOR LEAVING THE EU. ARGUED FOR LEAVING THE EU. I EXPLAIN THAT HE WAS A I EXPLAIN THAT HE WAS A EUROSCEPTIC, THERE WAS A LOT EUROSCEPTIC, THERE WAS A LOT ABOUT BRUSSELS HE DIDN’T LIKE, A ABOUT BRUSSELS HE DIDN’T LIKE, A LOT ABOUT THE SYSTEM THAT HE LOT ABOUT THE SYSTEM THAT HE DIDN’T LIKE, BUT HE NEVER ARGUED DIDN’T LIKE, BUT HE NEVER ARGUED FOR LEAVING. FOR LEAVING. SO I WAS PASSIONATELY TRYING TO SO I WAS PASSIONATELY TRYING TO DEFENSE HIM TO ARGUE FOR STAYING DEFENSE HIM TO ARGUE FOR STAYING ON THE BASIS THAT STAYING AND ON THE BASIS THAT STAYING AND FIGHTING FOR BRITISH INTERESTS FIGHTING FOR BRITISH INTERESTS WAS THE BEST ANSWER. WAS THE BEST ANSWER. BUT LOOK, I WANT BORIS TO BUT LOOK, I WANT BORIS TO SUCCEED AS PRIME MINISTER. SUCCEED AS PRIME MINISTER. HE HAS A VITAL JOB TO DO GETTING HE HAS A VITAL JOB TO DO GETTING THAT NEGOTIATION IN BRUSSELS. THAT NEGOTIATION IN BRUSSELS. I WORKED WITH HIM VERY CLOSELY I WORKED WITH HIM VERY CLOSELY WHEN HE WAS MAYOR OF LONDON. WHEN HE WAS MAYOR OF LONDON. HE WAS A VERY EFFECTIVE MAYOR. HE WAS A VERY EFFECTIVE MAYOR. HE CAN BE AT HIS BEST AN HE CAN BE AT HIS BEST AN EFFECTIVE POLITICIAN AND I WANT EFFECTIVE POLITICIAN AND I WANT HIM TO SUCCEED IN SORTING OUT HIM TO SUCCEED IN SORTING OUT THIS ISSUE TO BRITAIN AND ALSO THIS ISSUE TO BRITAIN AND ALSO THE OTHER THINGS THAT WE NEED TO THE OTHER THINGS THAT WE NEED TO DO. DO. KEEP THE ECONOMY GROWING, KEEP THE ECONOMY GROWING, CREATING JOB, IMPROVE PUBLIC CREATING JOB, IMPROVE PUBLIC SERVICES, ALL THOSE THINGS THAT SERVICES, ALL THOSE THINGS THAT WHERE SO VITAL. WHERE SO VITAL.>>I WANT TO END ON A PERSONAL>>I WANT TO END ON A PERSONAL NOTE. NOTE. YOU TALK ABOUT THE LOSS OF YOUR YOU TALK ABOUT THE LOSS OF YOUR SON IVAN, HE WAS 6 YEARS OLD IN SON IVAN, HE WAS 6 YEARS OLD IN 2009. 2009. AND I ASK THIS QUESTION BECAUSE AND I ASK THIS QUESTION BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW PARENTS THAT HAVE TO WE ALL KNOW PARENTS THAT HAVE TO ENDURE TERRIBLE LOSS, TERRIBLE ENDURE TERRIBLE LOSS, TERRIBLE HARDSHIP. HARDSHIP. IT HAPPENED TO YOU WHILE YOU IT HAPPENED TO YOU WHILE YOU WERE IN THE PUBLIC EYE. WERE IN THE PUBLIC EYE. YOU TALK ABOUT IT IN THE BOOK. YOU TALK ABOUT IT IN THE BOOK. HOW DID YOU MOVE FORWARD THROUGH HOW DID YOU MOVE FORWARD THROUGH THAT TRAGEDY? THAT TRAGEDY?>>IT WAS OBVIOUSLY EXTREMELY>>IT WAS OBVIOUSLY EXTREMELY DIFFICULT BECAUSE THESE THINGS DIFFICULT BECAUSE THESE THINGS WHEN THEY HIT YOU, THEY HIT YOU WHEN THEY HIT YOU, THEY HIT YOU LIKE A FREIGHT TRAIN AT 100 LIKE A FREIGHT TRAIN AT 100 MILES PER HOUR. MILES PER HOUR. AND FIRST HAVING A CHILD WITH AND FIRST HAVING A CHILD WITH SEVERE DISABILITIES IS NOT SEVERE DISABILITIES IS NOT SOMETHING YOU EXPECT AND NOT SOMETHING YOU EXPECT AND NOT SOMETHING THAT YOU KNOW HOW TO SOMETHING THAT YOU KNOW HOW TO COPE WITH. COPE WITH. AND SO THAT IS HUGELY IMPACTFUL. AND SO THAT IS HUGELY IMPACTFUL. AND THEN LOSING HIM SO YOUNG WAS AND THEN LOSING HIM SO YOUNG WAS HEARTBREAKING. HEARTBREAKING. I WROTE THE CHAP HE TER IN THE I WROTE THE CHAP HE TER IN THE BOOK BECAUSE I WANTED TO TALK BOOK BECAUSE I WANTED TO TALK ABOUT IT PARTLY FOR MYSELF AND ABOUT IT PARTLY FOR MYSELF AND PARTLY BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY PARTLY BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY PARENTS WITH DISABLED CHILDREN PARENTS WITH DISABLED CHILDREN WHO STRUGGLE AS WE STRUGGLED AND WHO STRUGGLE AS WE STRUGGLED AND I THINK THAT THEY WILL IDENTIFY I THINK THAT THEY WILL IDENTIFY WITH SOME OF THE DIFFICULTIES WITH SOME OF THE DIFFICULTIES THAT WE WENT THROUGH. THAT WE WENT THROUGH. GOING BACK TO WORK AFTERWARDS GOING BACK TO WORK AFTERWARDS WAS VERY DIFFICULT AND I THINK I WAS VERY DIFFICULT AND I THINK I SAY IN THE BOOK I MAYBE WENT SAY IN THE BOOK I MAYBE WENT BACK TO WORK A BIT TOO QUICKLY BACK TO WORK A BIT TOO QUICKLY RATHER THAN SPENDING MORE TIME RATHER THAN SPENDING MORE TIME THINKING IT THROUGH. THINKING IT THROUGH. BUT HE WAS A DIVINE WONDERFUL BUT HE WAS A DIVINE WONDERFUL BOY AND WE LOVED HIM. BOY AND WE LOVED HIM.>>SO AS WE READ THROUGH FOR THE>>SO AS WE READ THROUGH FOR THE RECORD, I’M CURIOUS, WHAT RECORD, I’M CURIOUS, WHAT TAKEAWAY WOULD YOU WANT AMERICAN TAKEAWAY WOULD YOU WANT AMERICAN AUDIENCES TO HAVE AS THEY READ AUDIENCES TO HAVE AS THEY READ “FOR THE RECORD” IN. “FOR THE RECORD” IN.>>I HOPE WHAT THEY WILL SEE IS>>I HOPE WHAT THEY WILL SEE IS AN EXPLANATION FOR WHERE BREXIT AN EXPLANATION FOR WHERE BREXIT CAME FROM, BUT ALSO A CAME FROM, BUT ALSO A GOVERNMENT, A GENUINE GOVERNMENT, A GENUINE CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT THAT I CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT THAT I WOULD CALL IT THAT CUT THE WOULD CALL IT THAT CUT THE BUDGET DEFICIT BY TWO-THIRDS, BUDGET DEFICIT BY TWO-THIRDS, GOT THE COUNTRY BACK TO WORK, GOT THE COUNTRY BACK TO WORK, CREATED MILLIONS OF JOBS AND NEW CREATED MILLIONS OF JOBS AND NEW BUSINESSES AND I HOPE THAT THEY BUSINESSES AND I HOPE THAT THEY CAN SEE THAT IN SPITE OF OUR CAN SEE THAT IN SPITE OF OUR CURRENT DIFFICULTIES, THERE IS A CURRENT DIFFICULTIES, THERE IS A HUGE AMOUNT OF STRENGTHS IN HUGE AMOUNT OF STRENGTHS IN BRITAIN THAT WE HAVE BECAUSE YOU BRITAIN THAT WE HAVE BECAUSE YOU OF NOT LEAST THE ACTION THAT THE OF NOT LEAST THE ACTION THAT THE GOVERNMENT I LED TOOK. GOVERNMENT I LED TOOK. AND THE AIM IS TO BE PRETTY AND THE AIM IS TO BE PRETTY FRANK ABOUT THINGS I GOT WRONG FRANK ABOUT THINGS I GOT WRONG AS WELL AS THINGS I GOT RIGHT. AS WELL AS THINGS I GOT RIGHT. I’M ALL FOR AS PRESIDENT BUSH I’M ALL FOR AS PRESIDENT BUSH ONCE ADVISED MY, YOU FINISH ONCE ADVISED MY, YOU FINISH BEING PRIME MINISTER, YOU WANT BEING PRIME MINISTER, YOU WANT TO LEAVE THE STAGE, BUT I THINK TO LEAVE THE STAGE, BUT I THINK AT SOME STAGE YOU HAVE TO WRITE AT SOME STAGE YOU HAVE TO WRITE DOWN WHAT YOU WERE THINKING, DOWN WHAT YOU WERE THINKING, WHAT YOU WERE TRYING TO DO, WHAT WHAT YOU WERE TRYING TO DO, WHAT YOU THINK NOW. YOU THINK NOW. IT IS A BOOK THAT YOU CAN WRITE, IT IS A BOOK THAT YOU CAN WRITE, HISTORIANS WILL PORE OVER EVERY HISTORIANS WILL PORE OVER EVERY DETAIL AND WILL COME TO THE DETAIL AND WILL COME TO THE CONCLUSIONS THAT THEY COME TO. CONCLUSIONS THAT THEY COME TO. BUT I THINK LEADERS SHOULD TRY BUT I THINK LEADERS SHOULD TRY TO WRITE DOWN WHAT THEY WERE UP TO WRITE DOWN WHAT THEY WERE UP TO AND WHY. TO AND WHY.>>AND WHAT A CRITICAL TIME FOR>>AND WHAT A CRITICAL TIME FOR THIS BOOK TO BE RELEASED. THIS BOOK TO BE RELEASED.>>THE BOOK IS “FOR THE RECORD.”>>THE BOOK IS “FOR THE RECORD.” DAVID CAMERON, THANK YOU VERY DAVID CAMERON, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING US ON “MORNING MUCH FOR JOINING US ON “MORNING JOE.” JOE.”>>WE GREATLY APPRECIATE IT.>>WE GREATLY APPRECIATE IT.>>>STILL AHEAD, WHILE DEMOCRATS>>>STILL AHEAD, WHILE DEMOCRATS GO FULL FORCE ON TRUMP’S GO FULL FORCE ON TRUMP’S IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY, AMERICANS IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY, AMERICANS ARE STILL HOLDING OUT ONE ARE STILL HOLDING OUT ONE POTENTIAL — HOLDING ON ONE POTENTIAL — HOLDING ON ONE POTENTIAL GLIMMER OF POTENTIAL GLIMMER OF BIPARTISANSHIP. BIPARTISANSHIP. BACKGROUND CHECKS. BACKGROUND CHECKS. UP NEXT, WE’LL TALK TO SENATOR UP NEXT, WE’LL TALK TO SENATOR CHRIS MURPHY ABOUT THE GUN CHRIS MURPHY ABOUT THE GUN LEGISLATION TALKS SITTING ON THE LEGISLATION TALKS SITTING ON THE PRESIDENT’S BACK BUNNER.

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HAVES BEEN OPENED UP ACROSS THE ISLAND AHEAD OF KAREN’S ACROSS THE ISLAND AHEAD OF KAREN’S ANTICIPATED LANDFALL AHEAD OF KAREN’S ANTICIPATED LANDFALL COME TOMORROW. ANTICIPATED LANDFALL COME TOMORROW.>>MORGAN CHESKY, COME TOMORROW.>>MORGAN CHESKY, THANK YOU.>>MORGAN CHESKY, THANK YOU.>>>BRITAIN’S PRIME THANK YOU.>>>BRITAIN’S PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON>>>BRITAIN’S PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON FACING PRESSURES OVER MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON FACING PRESSURES OVER A LOOMING BREXIT FACING PRESSURES OVER A LOOMING BREXIT DEADLINE. A LOOMING BREXIT DEADLINE. I SAT DOWN FOR AN DEADLINE. I SAT DOWN FOR AN EXCLUSIVE U.S. NETWORK I SAT DOWN FOR AN EXCLUSIVE U.S. NETWORK INTERVIEW WHERE I EXCLUSIVE U.S. NETWORK INTERVIEW WHERE I BEGAN BY ASKING IF HE INTERVIEW WHERE I BEGAN BY ASKING IF HE AGREED WITH THE U.S. BEGAN BY ASKING IF HE AGREED WITH THE U.S. ASSESSMENT THAT IRAN AGREED WITH THE U.S. ASSESSMENT THAT IRAN WAS BEHIND THE RECENT ASSESSMENT THAT IRAN WAS BEHIND THE RECENT ATTACK ON SAUDI OIL WAS BEHIND THE RECENT ATTACK ON SAUDI OIL FACILITIES. ATTACK ON SAUDI OIL FACILITIES.>>WE ARE VIRTUALLY FACILITIES.>>WE ARE VIRTUALLY CERTAIN THAT IT WAS>>WE ARE VIRTUALLY CERTAIN THAT IT WAS FROM IRAN, SO THAT’S CERTAIN THAT IT WAS FROM IRAN, SO THAT’S PRESENTING THE WORLD FROM IRAN, SO THAT’S PRESENTING THE WORLD WITH A VERY DIFFICULT PRESENTING THE WORLD WITH A VERY DIFFICULT SCENARIO AND VERY WITH A VERY DIFFICULT SCENARIO AND VERY DIFFICULT POSITION HOW SCENARIO AND VERY DIFFICULT POSITION HOW DO WE RESPOND? DIFFICULT POSITION HOW DO WE RESPOND?>>THAT’S MY QUESTION DO WE RESPOND?>>THAT’S MY QUESTION TO YOU, WHAT IS THE>>THAT’S MY QUESTION TO YOU, WHAT IS THE U.K.’S POSITION? TO YOU, WHAT IS THE U.K.’S POSITION?>>YOU KNOW, IT’S — U.K.’S POSITION?>>YOU KNOW, IT’S — LOOK, TO BE HONEST,>>YOU KNOW, IT’S — LOOK, TO BE HONEST, IT’S NOT SOMETHING I LOOK, TO BE HONEST, IT’S NOT SOMETHING I THINK WILL NECESSARILY IT’S NOT SOMETHING I THINK WILL NECESSARILY HELP THE SITUATION. THINK WILL NECESSARILY HELP THE SITUATION. I THINK ACTUALLY, HELP THE SITUATION. I THINK ACTUALLY, THERE IS LOGIC IN I THINK ACTUALLY, THERE IS LOGIC IN HAVING A DEAL WITH THE THERE IS LOGIC IN HAVING A DEAL WITH THE IRANIANS THAT STOPPED HAVING A DEAL WITH THE IRANIANS THAT STOPPED THEM GETTING A NUCLEAR IRANIANS THAT STOPPED THEM GETTING A NUCLEAR WEAPON IN EXCHANGE FOR THEM GETTING A NUCLEAR WEAPON IN EXCHANGE FOR SOME PARTICIPATION IN WEAPON IN EXCHANGE FOR SOME PARTICIPATION IN THE WIDER ECONOMY. SOME PARTICIPATION IN THE WIDER ECONOMY.>>WOULD WE BE HERE THE WIDER ECONOMY.>>WOULD WE BE HERE TODAY HAD THE U.S. NOT>>WOULD WE BE HERE TODAY HAD THE U.S. NOT WITHDRAWN FROM THAT TODAY HAD THE U.S. NOT WITHDRAWN FROM THAT AGREEMENT? WITHDRAWN FROM THAT AGREEMENT?>>THAT’S A DIFFICULT AGREEMENT?>>THAT’S A DIFFICULT QUESTION BECAUSE THE>>THAT’S A DIFFICULT QUESTION BECAUSE THE REALITY IS PRESIDENT QUESTION BECAUSE THE REALITY IS PRESIDENT TRUMP, IT WAS A BAD REALITY IS PRESIDENT TRUMP, IT WAS A BAD DEAL. TRUMP, IT WAS A BAD DEAL. IT WASN’T A GREAT DEAL. IT WASN’T A GREAT DEAL. IT WASN’T A GREAT DEAL. IRAN WAS AND IS DEAL. IRAN WAS AND IS BEHAVING DISRUPTIVELY IRAN WAS AND IS BEHAVING DISRUPTIVELY IN THE REGION AND I BEHAVING DISRUPTIVELY IN THE REGION AND I THINK THERE IS ONE GUY IN THE REGION AND I THINK THERE IS ONE GUY WHO CAN DO A BETTER THINK THERE IS ONE GUY WHO CAN DO A BETTER DEAL. WHO CAN DO A BETTER DEAL. ONE GUY WHO CAN DEAL. ONE GUY WHO CAN UNDERSTAND HOW TO GET ONE GUY WHO CAN UNDERSTAND HOW TO GET A DIFFICULT PARTNER UNDERSTAND HOW TO GET A DIFFICULT PARTNER LIKE IRAN OVER THE A DIFFICULT PARTNER LIKE IRAN OVER THE LINE. LIKE IRAN OVER THE LINE. AND THAT IS THE LINE. AND THAT IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE AND THAT IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.>>AND I BROUGHT UP UNITED STATES.>>AND I BROUGHT UP THOSE COMPARISONS OF>>AND I BROUGHT UP THOSE COMPARISONS OF JOHNSON TO PRESIDENT THOSE COMPARISONS OF JOHNSON TO PRESIDENT TRUMP EVEN BY THE JOHNSON TO PRESIDENT TRUMP EVEN BY THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF. TRUMP EVEN BY THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF.>>THEY ARE SAYING PRESIDENT HIMSELF.>>THEY ARE SAYING BRITAIN TRUMP.>>THEY ARE SAYING BRITAIN TRUMP. THEY CALL HIM BRITAIN BRITAIN TRUMP. THEY CALL HIM BRITAIN TRUMP AND PEOPLE SAY THEY CALL HIM BRITAIN TRUMP AND PEOPLE SAY THAT’S A GOOD THING. TRUMP AND PEOPLE SAY THAT’S A GOOD THING.>>WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT’S A GOOD THING.>>WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE COMPARISONS>>WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE COMPARISONS BETWEEN YOU AND DONALD ABOUT THE COMPARISONS BETWEEN YOU AND DONALD TRUMP? BETWEEN YOU AND DONALD TRUMP?>>WELL, LOOK, I THINK TRUMP?>>WELL, LOOK, I THINK THAT THEY ARE>>WELL, LOOK, I THINK THAT THEY ARE PECULIAR. THAT THEY ARE PECULIAR. THEY ARE NOT, YOU PECULIAR. THEY ARE NOT, YOU KNOW, I’M A BRITISH THEY ARE NOT, YOU KNOW, I’M A BRITISH CONSERVATIVE. KNOW, I’M A BRITISH CONSERVATIVE. I COME FROM, YOU KNOW, CONSERVATIVE. I COME FROM, YOU KNOW, A TRADITION THAT I COME FROM, YOU KNOW, A TRADITION THAT BELIEVES IN FREE A TRADITION THAT BELIEVES IN FREE MARKET, FREE TRADE, BELIEVES IN FREE MARKET, FREE TRADE, ALL SORTS OF THINGS. MARKET, FREE TRADE, ALL SORTS OF THINGS. WHERE MOST DIFFERENCE ALL SORTS OF THINGS. WHERE MOST DIFFERENCE IS, WHEN IT COMES TO WHERE MOST DIFFERENCE IS, WHEN IT COMES TO TWITTER. IS, WHEN IT COMES TO TWITTER. I’M NOT A MASTER OF TWITTER. I’M NOT A MASTER OF THAT. I’M NOT A MASTER OF THAT.>>IS THAT THE ONLY THAT.>>IS THAT THE ONLY BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN>>IS THAT THE ONLY BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOU TWO? BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOU TWO?>>I’M JUST GIVING YOU YOU TWO?>>I’M JUST GIVING YOU ONE DIFFERENCE.>>I’M JUST GIVING YOU ONE DIFFERENCE. I’LL LEAVE IT TO YOUR ONE DIFFERENCE. I’LL LEAVE IT TO YOUR IMAGINE FOR THE MANY I’LL LEAVE IT TO YOUR IMAGINE FOR THE MANY OTHER DIFFERENCES. IMAGINE FOR THE MANY OTHER DIFFERENCES. BUT THERE ARE PLENTY OTHER DIFFERENCES. BUT THERE ARE PLENTY OF DIFFERENCES. BUT THERE ARE PLENTY OF DIFFERENCES.>>WE HAD LIMITED TIME OF DIFFERENCES.>>WE HAD LIMITED TIME WITH THE PRIME>>WE HAD LIMITED TIME WITH THE PRIME MINISTER BUT I ALSO WITH THE PRIME MINISTER BUT I ALSO ASKED ABOUT BREXIT. MINISTER BUT I ALSO ASKED ABOUT BREXIT. HE SAID HE’S COMMITTED ASKED ABOUT BREXIT. HE SAID HE’S COMMITTED TO ACHIEVING THE HE SAID HE’S COMMITTED TO ACHIEVING THE BREAKUP WITH THE E.U. TO ACHIEVING THE BREAKUP WITH THE E.U. WITH OR WITHOUT A DEAL BREAKUP WITH THE E.U. WITH OR WITHOUT A DEAL DESPITE SUFFERING

Stocks slammed after Pelosi launches impeachment inquiry


WASHINGTON. BLAKE, WE START WITH YOU. REPORTER: RIGHT NOW CONNELL, UP ON CAPITOL HILL HERE IN WASHINGTON, D.C., NANCY PELOSI IS SET TO MEET WITH HOUSE DEMOCRATS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS TO DISCUSS A WAY FORWARD WITH AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY AGAINST THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. FOX IS TOLD THAT AFTER THAT, AT 5:00, PELOSI THE HOUSE SPEAKER WILL GO BEFORE THE CAMERAS AND MAKE THAT ANNOUNCEMENT. TODAY SEEMINGLY BEEN A TIPPING POINT FOR MANY HOUSE DEMOCRATS WHO ARE CALLING FOR AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE JULY PHONE CALL BETWEEN PRESIDENT TRUMP AND UKRAINE’S NEWLY-ELECTED PRESIDENT THIS WHICH PRESIDENT TRUMP SPOKE ABOUT THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE JOE BIDEN. THE PRESIDENT PREEMPTED THE DEMOCRATS MEETING AND ANNOUNCEMENT BY TWEETING THIS AFTERNOON HE WILL RELEASE THE TRANSCRIPT OF THAT CALL TOMORROW. THE PRESIDENT INSISTS THE CALL WAS PROPER AND SAYS THERE WAS NO QUID PRO QUO.>>THAT CALL WAS PERFECT. IT COULDN’T HAVE BEEN NICER. EVEN THE UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT PUT OUT A STATEMENT, THAT WAS A PERFECT CALL. NO PRESSURE PUT ON THEM WHATSOEVER. REPORTER: BUT PELOSI SAYS EVEN IF THE TRANSCRIPT HAS NO QUID PRO QUO, THE PRESIDENT’S CONVERSATION WAS PROPER.>>THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT THERE BE A QUID PRO QUO IN THE CONVERSATION. IF THE PRESIDENT BRINGS UP, HE WANTS HIM TO INVESTIGATE SOMETHING, THAT, ONE OF HIS POLITICAL OPPONENT, THAT IS SELF-EVIDENT THAT IT IS NOT RIGHT. REPORTER: PRESIDENT TRUMP BELIEVES THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED FOR INFLUENCING THE FIRING OF A UKRAINIAN PROSECUTOR TO BENEFIT THE BUSINESS INTERESTS OF HIS SON HUNTER BIDEN. JOE BIDEN MADE A STATEMENT TODAY OF HIS OWN AND DENIED ANY WRONGDOING.>>EVERY REPUTABLE PUBLICATION LOOKED AT THE CHARGE THAT HAS BEEN MADE AGAINST ME AND FOUND IT BASELESS AND UNTRUE, WITHOUT MERIT. THAT IS NOT ABOUT TO STOP HIM. REPORTER: BIDEN, LIKE MANY DEMOCRATS IS ALSO CALLING FOR THAT WHISTLE-BLOWER COMPLAINT TO BE BROUGHT TO LIGHT, CONNELL, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, THE HEADLINE TODAY, THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IS SET TO ANNOUNCE HER SUPPORT, WE ARE LED TO BELIEVE FOR IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY AGAINST THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. THAT TO HAPPEN NEXT HOUR. CONNELL? MELISSA: WE WILL SEE. BLAKE, THANK YOU. LET’S BRING IN TODAY’S MARKET PANEL. LIZ PEAK, FOXNEWS.COM COLUMNIST AND GARY KALTBAUM, KALTBAUM CAPITAL MANAGEMENT. THEY ARE BOTH FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTORS. LIZ, I HEARD A LOT OF FOLKS SAYING THIS AFTERNOON, THIS IS BUYING OPPORTUNITY IN THE MARKET. ARE YOU THAT BRAVE? WOULD YOU GO ALONG WITH THAT?>>THE MARKET DOESN’T LIKE THE IDEA THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP MAY NOT BE REELECTED BECAUSE HIS OPPONENTS HAVE ALL KIND OF TERRIBLE POLICIES THAT WILL HARM THE ECONOMY AND HARM MARKETS, I GOT TO TELL YOU, MELISSA, MY HEAD IS SPINNING ON THIS ONE. JUST SURVIVED THE EMBARASSMENT OF THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION AND CERTAINTY THAT DEMOCRATS PUT FORWARD HOW THAT WAS GOING TO SINK PRESIDENT TRUMP, BE GROUNDS FOR IMPEACHMENT HERE THEY GO AGAIN. IN THIS CASE THEY HAVE ALLEGATIONS AN HEARSAY AND THIRD PARTY WITNESSES BRINGING THEM TO AGREE ON AN IMPEACHMENT PROCESS UNDERGOING. I GOT TO TELL YOU I JUST THINK IT IS ASTONISHING. THEY HAVEN’T LEARNED A THING. THIS IS POLITICALLY EXTREMELY DANGEROUS FOR DEMOCRATS, MOST SPECIFICALLY FOR THOSE 31 MODERATE DEMOCRATS THAT WON SEATS IN TRUMP DISTRICTS. I HONESTLY DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY’RE THINKING. MELISSA: GARY THE REASON WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT TO OUR VIEWERS BECAUSE IT IMPACTS WHO IS GOING TO BE PRESIDENT NEXT OR WHO IS GOING TO REMAIN IN OFFICE FOR THE REST OF THIS TERM AND HOW THEIR POLICIES IMPACT THE ECONOMY AND THEIR MONEY. TO THIS END DOES THIS HELP OR HURT THE PRESIDENT AND HIS RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE SAY THAT THIS IS WHAT REALLY FIRES UP HIS PEOPLE AND ENERGIZES THEM IS ANOTHER RUN AT IMPEACHMENT THAT FAILS? IT MAKES HIM STRONGER SO THAT WOULD BE GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY IN THE LONG RUN. WHAT DO YOU THINK?>>LEAVE NO DOUBT THIS WILL FIRE UP THE BASE AND FIRE UP THE BASE BIG TIME BUT ON THE OTHER END OF THE SPECTRUM YOU WILL SEE NETWORKS AS WELL AS CABLE CHANNELS RUNNING THIS 24/7, THAT THE MAN IS A CROOK. SO THE OTHER SIDE WILL HAVE SOME CHUM FOR THEMSELVES. SO THIS IS GOING TO BE ONE HECK OF A MAGICAL YEAR IN D.C., AND AS FAR AS MARKETS AND THE ECONOMY, IT DOES DOESN’T HELP. THE FACT WE HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION THINGS WILL BE FRONT AND CENTER FOR A WHILE, TO THIS, THEN THE THINGS THAT REALLY, REALLY MATTER TO THE AVERAGE AMERICAN IS NOT GOOD NEWS. BUYING OPPORTUNITY, I’M NOT SO