>>During Joe Biden’s Town Hall on CNN, the
topic of working with Republicans came up, and Biden seemed to have conflicting messages
on that front. In fact, according to CNN, he offered a contradictory
view on Republicans, insisting they’ll be more willing to work with Democrats after
President Donald Trump leaves office, while telling a story about them refusing to cooperate
before Trump had even become the GOP presidential nominee. For instance, their refusal to even hold a
hearing for Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland. So I don’t know where his head is at, and
the idea of->>I have a good guess.>>Republicans working with Democrats if he
gets elected is ridiculous.>>So I’m gonna read you the exact quote. Now first, you get the whole story about look,
I told the Republicans to work with me on Merrick Garland. Hey Joe, how’d that turn out? I mean, why are you even telling that story? We question Trump’s intelligence all the time. And look, I don’t wanna do false equivalency
between Biden and Trump, Biden’s a million times better. But why are you telling a story about how
they screwed you, if you’re saying that, hey, we should work with Republicans. That doesn’t make any sense at all. And he said at the time, Joe, according to
Republicans, I’m in a state where if in fact the Koch brothers drop in 10 to $12 million,
I will lose the primary. So Joe, didn’t you learn anything from that? You’re Republican buddies, when you try to
convince them, told you, I don’t give a damn about your principles. And he tried to make a constitutional argument. They basically told him, I don’t care about
the constitution, all I care about is the money, the money and it’s not me saying it,
it’s Joe Biden saying it. And did Joe Biden learn anything from that? Nothing, because he went on to say right after
that, in this town hall, quote, I honest to God believe, with Trump out of the way, you’re
gonna find people screwing up a lot more courage than they had before to say, OK, OK, I can
move now, I have more leeway. Based on what, Joe, based on what?>>On nothing, look, this is his attempt to
keep using this nonsense narrative about how he is more electable than other candidates,
how he is somehow going to appeal to people who voted for Trump, right? That is the argument that we keep hearing
over, and over, and over again from his campaign. And it’s just unfounded, and the very idea
that Republicans are willing to work with anyone on the left is ridiculous. And how many case studies do we need of Centrist
Democrats trying to appeal, by the way, fighting progressives and trying to appeal to the right
wing in order to garner support, and then that strategy fails. How many times do we need to go through this
process?>>So look guys, at a bare minimum, if you
think that hey, even though the Republicans didn’t work with Obama, and for eight straight
years, did an unprecedented blocking of a Supreme Court Justice, then told you they’re
doing it because of the money. And that was pre-Trump, that somehow after
Trump, they will come to their senses and have the courage to work with Democrats. At a bare minimum, you misunderstand politics
completely. It’s the money. It’s the money, they don’t care about principles. You’re having a nonsense mythical conversation
about my god, I bet I can convince these Republicans. Now, that’s the kind version. The unkind version is, you’re not that bright. No matter how many times they spit in your
face and say, hey Joe, you schmuck, why don’t you give us another good deal where we win
and you lose? You know the deal that he made with Mitch
McConnell to make the Bush tax cuts for the rich permanent? Bush couldn’t get it passed, even with Republicans
in charge, Bush couldn’t make it permanent. The deal that Biden struck was so in favor
of Republicans, and so in favor of rich donors that even very moderate to conservative Democrats,
or what I would call a corporate Democrat like Michael Bennett was so furious. He wrote a whole book about how Biden betrayed
the Democrats by giving McConnell everything you want. You know how much of the tax cuts that the
rich retained in the Biden-McConnell deal? 94%, so that is Joe Biden in a nutshell, giving
Republicans 94% of what they wanted and then bragging about the other 6%. That is a deal we are not remotely interested
in. If you want someone who’s gonna help the Republicans
and doesn’t know a thing about politics, you’d vote for Joe Biden. If you want actual real change that’s gonna
stand up and people who are gonna stand up for the average American, you’d vote for
Since the independence of United States as
a sovereign state, eight presidents have died in office. Of those eight, four were assassinated and
four died of natural causes. In all eight cases, the Vice President of
the United States took over the office of presidency as part of the United States presidential
line of succession. On March 26, 1841, William Henry Harrison
became ill with a cold. According to the prevailing medical misconception
of that time, it was believed that his illness was directly caused by the bad weather at
his inauguration; however, Harrison’s illness did not arise until more than three weeks
after the event. The cold worsened, rapidly turning to pneumonia
and pleurisy. Harrison’s doctors tried cures, applying opium,
castor oil, leeches, and Virginia snakeroot. But the treatments only made Harrison worse,
and he became delirious. He died nine days after becoming ill, at 12:30
am on April 4, 1841, of right lower lobe pneumonia, jaundice, and overwhelming septicemia. He was the first United States president to
die in office. Harrison served the shortest term of any American
president: March 4 – April 4, 1841, 30 days, 12 hours, and 30 minutes. The cause of Zachary Taylor’s death has not
been fully established. On July 4, 1850, Taylor was known to have
consumed copious amounts of ice water, cold milk, green apples, and cherries after attending
holiday celebrations and the laying of the cornerstone of the Washington Monument. That same evening, he became severely ill
with an unknown digestive ailment. Doctors used popular treatments of the time. Taylor died in the White House at 10:35 p.m.
on July 9, five days after becoming ill. Contemporary reports listed the cause of death
as “bilious diarrhea, or a bilious cholera”. Almost immediately after his death, rumors
began to circulate that Taylor was poisoned by pro-slavery Southerners, and similar theories
persisted into the twentieth century. The remains were exhumed and transported to
the Office of the Kentucky Chief Medical Examiner on June 17, 1991. Neutron activation analysis conducted at Oak
Ridge National Laboratory revealed no evidence of poisoning, as arsenic levels were too low. The analysis concluded Taylor had contracted
“cholera morbus, or acute gastroenteritis”, as Washington had open sewers, and his food
or drink may have been contaminated. The assassination of Abraham Lincoln took
place on Good Friday, on April 14, 1865, as the American Civil War was drawing to a close. The assassination occurred five days after
the commanding General of the Army of Northern Virginia, Robert E. Lee, surrendered to General
Ulysses S. Grant and the Army of the Potomac. Lincoln was the first American president to
be assassinated, though an unsuccessful attempt had been made on Andrew Jackson 30 years before
in 1835. The assassination of Lincoln was planned and
carried out by the well-known stage actor John Wilkes Booth, a Confederate sympathizer,
vehement in his denunciation of Lincoln, and a strong opponent of the abolition of slavery
in the United States. Lincoln was shot once in the back of his head
while watching the play Our American Cousin with his wife Mary Todd Lincoln at Ford’s
Theatre in Washington, D.C. at around 10:15 pm on the night of April 14, 1865. An army surgeon who happened to be at Ford’s,
Doctor Charles Leale, assessed Lincoln’s wound as mortal. The President was then carried across the
street from the theater to the Petersen Boarding House, where he died the next morning at 7:22
am on April 15, 1865 without regaining consciousness. The assassination of James A. Garfield took
place in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. Garfield was shot by Charles J. Guiteau at
9:30 am, less than four months into Garfield’s term as the 20th President of the United States. Garfield was scheduled to leave Washington
on July 2, 1881 for his summer vacation. On that day, Guiteau lay in wait for the President
at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad station, on the southwest corner of present-day Sixth
Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. As President Garfield entered the waiting
room of the station Guiteau stepped forward and pulled the trigger from behind at point-blank
range. Guiteau fired again and Garfield collapsed. One bullet grazed Garfield’s shoulder; the
other hit him in the back, passing the first lumbar vertebra but missing the spinal cord
before coming to rest behind his pancreas. Garfield, conscious but in shock, was carried
to an upstairs floor of the train station. One bullet remained lodged in his body, but
doctors could not find it. Garfield was carried back to the White House. Although doctors told him that he would not
survive the night, the President remained conscious and alert. The next morning his vital signs were good
and doctors began to hope for recovery. His condition fluctuated. Fevers came and went. Garfield struggled to keep down solid food
and spent most of the summer eating little, and that only liquids. However, after struggling eleven weeks Garfield
died on September 19, 1881. William McKinley was assassinated on September
6, 1901, inside the Temple of Music on the grounds of the Pan-American Exposition in
Buffalo, New York. McKinley was shaking hands with the public
when he was shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist. The President died eight days later on September
14 from gangrene caused by the bullet wounds. McKinley had been elected for a second term
in 1900. He enjoyed meeting the public, and was reluctant
to accept the security available to his office. The Secretary to the President, George B.
Cortelyou, feared an assassination attempt would take place during a visit to the Temple
of Music, and twice took it off the schedule. McKinley restored it each time. Czolgosz shot McKinley twice as the President
reached to shake his hand in the reception line at the temple. One bullet grazed McKinley; the other entered
his abdomen and was never found. McKinley initially appeared to be recovering,
but took a turn for the worse on September 13 as his wounds became gangrenous, and died
early the next morning; Vice President Theodore Roosevelt succeeded him. After McKinley’s murder, the United States
Congress passed legislation to officially charge the Secret Service with the responsibility
for protecting the president. Warren G. Harding died from a sudden heart
attack in his hotel suite while visiting San Francisco at around 7:35 p.m. on August 2,
1923. His death quickly led to theories that he
had been poisoned or committed suicide. Rumors of poisoning were fueled, in part,
by a book called The Strange Death of President Harding, in which the author suggested that
Mrs. Harding had poisoned her husband after learning of his infidelity. Mrs. Harding’s refusal to allow an autopsy
on President Harding only added to the speculation. According to the physicians attending Harding,
however, the symptoms in the days prior to his death all pointed to congestive heart
failure. On March 29, 1945, Franklin D. Roosevelt went
to the Little White House at Warm Springs, Georgia, to rest before his anticipated appearance
at the founding conference of the United Nations. On the afternoon of April 12, Roosevelt said,
“I have a terrific pain in the back of my head.” He then slumped forward in his chair, unconscious,
and was carried into his bedroom. The president’s attending cardiologist, Dr.
Howard Bruenn, diagnosed a massive cerebral hemorrhage (stroke). At 3:35 pm that day, Roosevelt died without
regaining consciousness. Roosevelt’s death was met with shock and grief
across the U.S. and around the world. His declining health had not been known to
the general public. Roosevelt had been president for more than
12 years, longer than any other person, and had led the country through some of its greatest
crises to the impending defeat of Nazi Germany and within sight of the defeat of Japan as
well. Less than a month after his death, on May
8, the war in Europe ended. President Harry S. Truman, who turned 61 that
day, dedicated Victory in Europe Day and its celebrations to Roosevelt’s memory, and kept
the flags across the U.S. at half-staff for the remainder of the 30-day mourning period. After Roosevelt’s death, an editorial by The
New York Times declared, “Men will thank God on their knees a hundred years from now that
Franklin D. Roosevelt was in the White House”. John F. Kennedy was assassinated at 12:30
p.m. Central Standard Time (18:30 UTC) on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dealey Plaza,
Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was fatally shot while traveling with
his wife Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally, and the latter’s wife Nellie, in a Presidential
motorcade. The ten-month investigation by the Warren
Commission of 1963–1964 concluded that President Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald
and that Oswald had acted entirely alone. It also concluded that Jack Ruby acted alone
when he killed Oswald before he could stand trial. Nonetheless, polls conducted from 1966 to
2004 found that as many as 80 percent of Americans have suspected that there was a plot or cover-up. Most current John F. Kennedy assassination
conspiracy theories put forth a criminal conspiracy involving parties as varied as the CIA, the
Mafia, anti-Castro Cuban exile groups, the military industrial complex, sitting Vice
President Lyndon B. Johnson, Cuban President Fidel Castro, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover,
the KGB, or some combination of those entities. In an article published prior to the 50th
anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination, author Vincent Bugliosi estimates that a total of
42 groups, 82 assassins, and 214 people have been accused in conspiracy theories challenging
the “lone gunman” theory.
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increased by 700. And finally, we can
shoot hibernating bears, my boys will love that. Sir, here’s a new bill that
you must read immediately. It lowers taxes for
only Republicans. Can Fox News read it and
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last me the whole four years! Marge, please! Give the President of the
United States some time. He’s only 70 years old. GRANDPA: Help! They’re taking me back
to where I came from! Where’s that? GRANDPA: I don’t remember! (TV REPOTER): 100 days. We are 6.8% of the way home. Paid for by Anybody Else 2020.
>>OH, MY GOSH.
>>THAT’S CATCHY. >>BEFORE THE BREAK WE TOLD YOU
ABOUT THE EFFORTS FROM THE STATE OF MARYLAND AND WASHINGTON,
D.C., TO SUE THE PRESIDENT, ACCUSING HIM OF PAYMENTS FROM
FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS. JOINING US NOW FROM CAPITOL
HILL, DEPUTY WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF FOR “TIME” MAGAZINE ALEX
ALTMAN. HIS NEW COVER STORY DETAILS HOW
PRESIDENT TRUMP’S WASHINGTON, D.C., HOTEL IS RAISING AN
INCREAING AMOUNT OF ETHICAL CONCERNS AND HE WRITES IN PART
THIS. THIS IS THE NEW TOWN SQUARE IN
DONALD TRUMP’S WASHINGTON. TOURISTS PERCH ON THE BLUE
VELVET SOFAS IN THE LOBBY, SNAPPING CELL PHONE PICTURES AS
POWER PLAYERS STREAM ACROSS THE DARK MARBLE FLOORS AND CREAM
CARPETS. IN THE PAST, PRESIDENTS HAVE
OFTEN GONE TO GREAT LENGTHS TO ASSURE THE PUBLIC THAT THEY
AREN’T MIXING THE NATION’S BUSINESS WITH THEIR OWN.
TRUMP HAS TAKEN A DIFFERENT APPROACH.
HE HAS STEPPED AWAY FROM THE OPERATIONS OF HIS BUSINESS, BUT
HE HAS NOT RELINQUISHED OWNERSHIP.
CRITICS SAY THE APPROACH FALLS FAR SHORT.
HE IS ONE GREAT BIG EXAMPLE OF EXPLOITING PUBLIC OFFICE FOR
PRIVATE GAIN, SAYS KATHLEEN CLARK, A LAW PROFESSOR AT
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS, WHO TRAINS GOVERNMENTS
AROUND THE WORLD IN ETHICS AND ANTI-CORRUPTION PRACTICES.
OF COURSE IT’S A SCANDAL. >>SO, ALEX, IS THIS A GUY THAT
KNOWS HOW TO GO RIGHT UP TO THE LINE BUT NEVER CROSSES IT OR DO
YOU THINK IN YOUR INVESTIGATING THAT ACTUALLY THERE IS SOMETHING
THAT THESE STATES ATTORNEYS GENERALS MAY BE ABLE TO SINK
THEIR TEETH INTO? >>WELL, ONE QUESTION WITH THE
LAWSUITS IS GOING TO BE STANDING.
THE PRESIDENT HAS TRADITIONALLY HAD A GREAT DEAL OF LATITUDE
FROM THE CONGRESS AND FROM THE SUPREME COURT IN TERMS OF WHAT’S
I THINK THE PRESIDENT’S LAWYERS MAY BE ON SOLID GROUND IN SAYING
NOTHING THAT HE’S DONE HAS CROSSED THE LINE.
THERE’S NOT JUST THE QUESTION OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST BUT THE
QUESTION OF THE APPEARANCE THEREOF.
WE’VE NEVER HAD A PRESIDENT TAKE OFFICE WITH A GLOBAL EMPIRE,
FOREIGN OUTPOSTS AND A TROPHY HOTEL ON PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE
RIGHT IN THE SHADOW OF THE WHITE HOUSE.
>>AND HE GOES TO ALL OF HIS FACILITIES JUST ABOUT EVERY
WEEKEND. THIS WEEKEND.
THERE HAVE BEEN PROMISES THAT HE MIGHT SHOW UP AT WEDDING
RECEPTIONS. THIS WEEKEND HE DID SHOW UP AT A
WEDDING RECEPTION AT ONE OF HIS HOTELS.
>>YEAH. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT HE HAS
DONE SINCE THE BEGINNING OF HIS CAMPAIGN.
YOU KNOW, REPORTERS AND HIS PRESS CORPS CAN RECALL BEING
DRAGGED ALONG TO TRUMP PROPERTY AFTER TRUMP PROPERTY.
I MEAN I CAN RECALL VISITING ONE OF HIS GOLF COURSES IN SCOTLAND
RIGHT BEFORE THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION, WHICH STRUCK A LOT
OF PEOPLE AS ODD. AS YOU NOTE, IT IS SOMETHING HE
HAS CONTINUED DURING THE PRESIDENCY.
HE DECAMPS FOR HIS GOLF COURSE IN VIRGINIA AND NEW JERSEY ALL
THE TIME. HE’S BROUGHT FOREIGN LEADERS TO
MAR-A-LAGO, HIS FLORIDA ESTATE, AND IT’S SOMETHING THAT HE’S
>>AND THE DUES ARE UP AT MAR-A-LAGO.
THEY RAISED THE PRICE. >>THAT’S CORRECT.
I BELIEVE THEY RAISED THE INITIATION FEE FOR NEW MEMBERS
FROM $100,000 TO $200,000. >>OKAY.
HOW’S THAT NOT BENEFITING? PRESIDENT TRUMP’S WASHINGTON,
D.C. HOTEL ISSUE COULD BE PART OF A LARGER ETHICS ISSUE.
LET’S BRING IN ANDREW RICE. HIS NEW PIECE ASKS THE QUESTIONS
IS TRUMP INC. HIS GREATEST VUBLNER ABILITY.
EVEN AS REPUBLICANS LIKE LINDSEY GRAHAM STARTED TO TALK ABOUT
INVESTIGATING TRUMP’S FINANCES, IT BEGAN TO OCCUR TO MANY PEOPLE
THAT THE PRESIDENT’S DEFIANT REFUSAL TO SEPARATE HIMSELF FROM
HIS TANGLE OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS INTERESTS MIGHT
REPRESENT SOMETHING MORE OMINOUS THAN MERE STUBBORNNESS, THAT HIS
INVETERATE HUCKSTERISM MIGHT NOT BE A SIMPLE PERSONALITY QUIRK OR
AN IMPLAUSIBLE SELLING POINT OF HIS SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN, BUT THE
FATAL WEAKNESS OF HIS PRESIDENCY.
>>AND THE BELIEF OF A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT HE’S IN IT FOR THE
MONEY. HE’S GOING TO MAKE AS MUCH MONEY
AS HE CAN IN OFFICE AND OUT OF OFFICE.
>>THIS GOES TO THE CENTER OF THIS UNPRECEDENTED SITUATION
THAT WE FIND OURSELVES IN AS A COUNTRY, IN THAT, YOU KNOW,
TRUMP HAS NOT DIVESTED HIS BUSINESS INTERESTS.
YOU KNOW, THE CONFLICTS ARE REAL.
I MEAN THERE’S A RECENT REPORT IN “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL” OR
IN “THE DAILY CALLER” SAUDI ARABIA SPENT $270,000 DURING THE
TRANSITION AT THIS WASHINGTON HOTEL.
SO THAT’S AN EXAMPLE OF LIKE A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT PUTTING A
QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS INTO THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION’S
POCKETS. >>THAT’S ACTUALLY WHAT I WAS
GOING TO ASK YOU AND ALSO TO ALEX AS WELL, THIS $270,000 TAB
COINCIDING WITH A SAUDI LOBBYING PUSH AGAINST LEGISLATION TO
ALLOW VICTIMS OF TERRORIST ATTACKS TO SUE FOREIGN
GOVERNMENTS THAT CAME OUT OF 9/11, DIPLOMATS FROM BAHRAIN, WE
WERE TALKING ABOUT EARLIER, THE WAY THE PRESIDENT TALKS TO THOSE
NATIONS AS COMPARED TO OUR ALLIES.
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THERE ARE ALLIES USING THE HOTEL AND HOW
THE PRESIDENT TALKS ABOUT THESE COUNTRIES AND HIS OWN BUSINESS
INTERESTS? >>I THINK CLEARLY, YOU KNOW,
THERE’S A LOT OF EVIDENCE, JUST SMALL THINGS ON SOCIAL MEDIA,
LIKE THE AMBASSADOR OF GEORGIA TWEETING OUT A PICTURE OF THE
TRUMP HOTEL AND SAYING BEST DINING EXPERIENCE I’VE EVER HAD,
ET CETERA. YOU KNOW, THESE SEEM LIKE SMALL
THINGS. BUT WE KNOW THAT TRUMP IS, AS
NORM EISEN, THE HEAD OF CREW, WHO IS BRINGING THESE — THIS
EMOLUMENTS LAWSUIT, HE’S INFLUENCED BY THESE MINOR FORMS
OF TRIBUTE SEEMINGLY FROM THE PUBLIC RECORD.
IF YOU’RE A DIPLOMAT AND YOU HAVE A CHOICE BETWEEN THE FOUR
SEASONS AND THE TRUMP HOTEL, WHY NOT STAY AT THE TRUMP HOTEL.
>>ALEX, THE UNITED STATES’ FOREIGN POLICY, THE PRESIDENT
HAS TREATED OUR ALLIES IN EUROPE BADLY AND EMBRACED TYRANTS IN
TURKEY AND IN THE PHILIPPINES, WHERE TWO HUGE TRUMP PROPERTIES
EXIST. >>THAT’S RIGHT.
NOT ONLY DOES IT RAISE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHY THE PRESIDENT IS
SAYING AND DOING THE THINGS THAT HE’S DOING WITH RESPECT TO
GEOPOLITICAL HOT SPOTS, BUT JUST ANSWER THE PREVIOUS QUESTION.
WE’VE ALSO SEEN POWERFUL DOMESTIC INTERESTS TAKE AN
INTEREST IN PATRONIZING THE PRESIDENT’S PROPERTY.
DURING THE PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION, THE HERITAGE
FOUNDATION, WHICH IS IS A POWERFUL CONSERVATIVE THINKTANK
HERE IN D.C., PERHAPS ONE THAT’S DONE MORE THAN ANY OTHER TO FORM
THE TRUMP POLICIES, THANKED DONORS WITH A GALA AT THE TRUMP.
WE’VE SEEN A BANQUET, PUT UP POWERFUL INTERNATIONAL CLERICS
AT THE TRUMP HOTEL. THESE ARE ALL CAUSE FOR CONCERN.
>>IT’S UNSEEMLY, IT HAS THE APPEARANCE OF CONFLICT OF
INTEREST. MY HUNCH IS YOU’RE NEVER GOING
TO BE ABLE TO SHOW QUID PRO QUOS SO I DON’T THINK ULTIMATELY THIS
DOG WILL HUNT BUT IT CREATES THE PERCEPTION OF AN ADMINISTRATION
THAT ISN’T DEALING WITH THE WHITE HOUSE, THIS SOUNDS CORNY,
AS CHERISHED AS IT IS. IT’S AN UNBELIEVABLE
RESPONSIBILITY AND OBLIGATION AND HONOR TO BE THERE, AND ONE
JUST JUST SENSES THERE’S BEHAVIOR
THAT’S INCONSISTENT. >>STEVE, WHAT’S SO REMARKABLE
ABOUT THIS, HERE WE ARE AGAIN, SIX MONTHS AFTER A CAMPAIGN,
NINE MONTHS AFTER A CAMPAIGN. FOCUSED ON A POLITICAL CANDIDATE
WHO USED HER POSITION IN GOVERNMENT TO SOME PEOPLE
ACCUSED HER OF GETTING MONEY INTO THEIR FOUNDATION, WOULD
CHANGE POLICIES, HER HUSBAND WOULD GO GIVE SPEECHES, AND
INSTEAD OF GETTING HIS 250,000, AND ONCE SHE BECAME SECRETARY OF
STATE, GET THE 500,000. I’LL BE DAMMED IF WE’RE NOT IN A
POSITION NOW WHERE IT’S THE SAME THING.
HOW DO YOU PROVE SECRETARY CLINTON CHANGED U.S. POLICY, BUT
IT DID JUST SO HAPPEN TO BILL CLINTON GET HALF A MILLION
DOLLARS FOR A 30 MINUTE SPEECH. AND, AGAIN, HOW DO WE PREVIEW
ANYONE IS GOING IN THERE. IT’S SLEAZY ON BOTH SIDES.
>>THE STUFF DONALD TRUMP WAS GOING AFTER HILLARY CLINTON FOR
A LOT OF REPUBLICANS WERE GOING FOR HILLARY CLINTON.
A LOT ARE SILENT NOW WITH STUFF MUCH MORE GLARING.
IT COMES BACK TO THE ELECTION WITH HIM.
HE GOT THROUGH THE CAMPAIGN. NOT PUTTING OUT HIS TAX RETURN.
THUMBING HIS NOSE AT THE CROWD ON THE TAX ISSUE.
HE FEELS HE GOT ELECTED AND IT’S VINDICATION AND SO THIS SAME
ETHICS CROWD COMES OUT OF HIM. DIVESTING, BLIND TRUSTING.
I THINK HE SAYS I GOT AWAY WITH THE CAMPAIGN ON TAXES, I’LL GET
AWAY. >>JOE BRINGS UP A GREAT POINT
ABOUT THE CLINTON PRACTICES WHICH I WILL SAY I WAS KIND OF
ALONE. I BROUGHT IT UP IN REALTIME.
I’VE GOT THOUGHT IT WAS SLEAZY TOO.
THE CLINTON PRACTICES AS IT PERTAINS TO SPEECHES SET THE
PRECEDENT FOR DONALD TRUMP NOW. REALLY HARD TO NAIL DONALD TRUMP
ON THIS. DIALING IT RIGHT BACK TO HOW THE
CLINTONS PRACTICED THEIR FINANCIAL GAINS AND KIND OF PUT
THAT I RECALL GRIPS ON A LARGE SECTOR OF SOCIETY THROUGH THEIR
FOUNDATION. BY USING THE SAME.
>>AS GEORGE STEPHEN WOULD SAY. YOU GIVE THEM MONEY BECAUSE YOU
WANT TO BUY ACCESS. IF HE WAS SAYING THAT, YOU KNOW
FOREIGN LEADERS WERE SAYING THAT.
BY THE WAY, HOW IS THE CLINTON FOUNDATION DOING NOW THAT
THEY’RE OUT OF OFFICE. >>I WOULD SAY THE ONE THING,
THERE’S A SUBTLE DIFFERENCE HERE FROM NORMAL CORRUPTION CASES.
WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE CAUSE OF THE CONSTITUTION.
ABSOLUTE PROHIBITION ON TAKING BENEFITS FROM FOREIGN
GOVERNMENTS. DON’T HAVE TO PROVE HE DID
ANYTHING IN RETURN FOR THIS MONEY, ALL YOU HAVE TO PROVE SU
THAT HE HAS BEEN ACCEPTING. >>WOULDN’T A JUDGE HAVE TO LOOK
AT IT AND SEE HE’S GETTING MORE THAN FAIR MARKET VALUE.
IF THEY BUILD A HOTEL AND PEOPLE GO VISIT HIS HOTEL, YOU CAN’T
GET HIM FOR THAT, BUT IF THERE SEEMS TO BE A PATTERN OR E-MAILS
OR HERE WE ARE LOOKING FOR E-MAILS AGAIN OR EVIDENCE THAT
THERE’S A QUID PROQUO THAT’S FINE.
IF THEY’RE GETTING FAIR MARKET VALUE FOR A HOTEL IN WASHINGTON,
D.C., IT BECOMES DIFFICULT. THE WORDING IS PRETTY CLEAR.
YOU CAN’T TAKE A PROFIT WHATSOEVER.
YOU’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO TAKE PAYMENTS.
>>HE WAS TAKEN. IF HE BASICALLY IS ONE STEP
REMOVED AS OTHER PEOPLE ARE RUNNING THE BUSINESS, DOESN’T
THAT GIVE HIM A CHINESE WALL THAT PROTECTS HIM FROM THIS
ARGUMENT. >>HE SET UP SOMETHING A DONALD
J TRUMP TRUST.
REVOCABLE. HIS KIDS RUN IT.
IT’S NOT PARTICULARLY ARM’S LENGTH.
I THINK THAT’S SOMETHING THAT ULTIMATELY LITIGATION WILL
DETERMINE. THIS IS LIKE WHY CREW AND OTHER
ORGANIZATIONS ARE BRINGING SUITS.
ARE ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THEM. IT WILL ALSO GIVE AN OPPORTUNITY
FOR TRUMP’S OPPONENTS OR ETHICAL ADVOCATES TO GET INTO HIS TAX
RETURNS TO GET INTO THE DETAILS OF HIS FINANCES.
>>IT’S GOING TO BE REALLY TOUGH TO PROVE THIS.
JUST AS TOUGH TOLL PROVER QUID PRO QUO.
>>YOU CAN READ THE HIS PIECE IN THE NEW ISSUE OF “NEW YORK
TIMES.” >>>DEMOCRATS STRUGGLE TOLL GET
ON THE SAME PAGE. STEVE KORNACKI, DEEPENING
DIVIDE. >>>ALSO AHEAD, POLITICAL BATTLE
LINES ARE BEING REDRAWN ACROSS EUROPE.
EMMANUEL MACRON PARTY IS POISED FOR AN UNBELIEVABLE WIN IN
FRANCE. WHILE PRIME MINSTER THERESA
MAY’S FUTURE IS UNCERTAIN IN THE UK.
AND AS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S COMMENTS ABOUT LONDON’S MAYOR
DRAWS BACKLASH S THE WHITE HOUSE CONSIDERING POSTPONING OR
CANCELLING AN UPCOMING TRIP TO ENGLAND.
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