Tom Donilon: “Obligation To Share” Significant Intel Matters With Congress | The Last Word | MSNBC


>>>THIS DOESN’T INVOLVE SOME>>>THIS DOESN’T INVOLVE SOME POLICY DISAGREEMENT. POLICY DISAGREEMENT. THIS INVOLVES AN ALLEGATION OF THIS INVOLVES AN ALLEGATION OF SERIOUS WRONGDOING, SOMETHING SERIOUS WRONGDOING, SOMETHING THAT THE INSPECTOR GENERAL FELT THAT THE INSPECTOR GENERAL FELT NEEDED TO BE PRESENTED TO NEEDED TO BE PRESENTED TO CONGRESS, WAS SQUARELY WITHIN CONGRESS, WAS SQUARELY WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE DIRECTOR THE JURISDICTION OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, AND IT OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, AND IT IS UNPRECEDENTED FOR A DIRECTOR IS UNPRECEDENTED FOR A DIRECTOR TO WITHHOLD THAT INFORMATION TO WITHHOLD THAT INFORMATION FROM CONGRESS. FROM CONGRESS.>>JOINING OUR DISCUSSION NOW IS>>JOINING OUR DISCUSSION NOW IS TOM DONILON, THE FORMER NATIONAL TOM DONILON, THE FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER TO PRESIDENT SECURITY ADVISER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA FROM 2010 TO 2013. OBAMA FROM 2010 TO 2013. HE HAS ADVISED THREE U.S. HE HAS ADVISED THREE U.S. PRESIDENTS ON NATIONAL SECURITY, PRESIDENTS ON NATIONAL SECURITY, FOREIGN RELATIONS AND FOREIGN RELATIONS AND CYBERSECURITY ISSUES. CYBERSECURITY ISSUES. TOM, I JUST WANT TO GIVE YOU A TOM, I JUST WANT TO GIVE YOU A WIDE OPEN FIELD HERE AND YOUR WIDE OPEN FIELD HERE AND YOUR REACTION TO WHAT IS NOW TWO DAYS REACTION TO WHAT IS NOW TWO DAYS OF THIS STORY AND WHERE IT OF THIS STORY AND WHERE IT STANDS TONIGHT WITH THE LATEST STANDS TONIGHT WITH THE LATEST INFORMATION THAT IT APPEARS THAT INFORMATION THAT IT APPEARS THAT THE INFORMATION THAT IS INVOLVED THE INFORMATION THAT IS INVOLVED IN THIS IS THE PRESIDENT AND IN THIS IS THE PRESIDENT AND SOMETHING INVOLVING UKRAINE AND SOMETHING INVOLVING UKRAINE AND SOME KIND OF PROMISE. SOME KIND OF PROMISE. THOSE ARE THE KEY WORDS THAT WE THOSE ARE THE KEY WORDS THAT WE KNOW SO FAR. KNOW SO FAR. WE’RE NOT SURE EXACTLY HOW TO WE’RE NOT SURE EXACTLY HOW TO CONNECT THEM. CONNECT THEM.>>YEAH, LAWRENCE, IT’S NICE TO>>YEAH, LAWRENCE, IT’S NICE TO SEE YOU. SEE YOU. I’D SAY THREE THINGS. I’D SAY THREE THINGS. ONE IS THAT IT IS AN ONE IS THAT IT IS AN UNPRECEDENTED SITUATION. UNPRECEDENTED SITUATION. I DON’T KNOW OF AN EXAMPLE, AND I DON’T KNOW OF AN EXAMPLE, AND I HAVEN’T HEARD ANYBODY GIVE AN I HAVEN’T HEARD ANYBODY GIVE AN EXAMPLE OF WHERE A CREDIBLE AND EXAMPLE OF WHERE A CREDIBLE AND URGENT WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT URGENT WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT HASN’T BEEN SHARED WITH THE HASN’T BEEN SHARED WITH THE CONGRESS. CONGRESS. AND INDEED THE PRACTICE IS EVEN AND INDEED THE PRACTICE IS EVEN TO SHARE COMPLAINTS GENERALLY TO SHARE COMPLAINTS GENERALLY WITH THE CONGRESS. WITH THE CONGRESS. IF YOU’RE INVOLVED IN THE IF YOU’RE INVOLVED IN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH IN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH IN THE INTELLIGENCE WORLD, YOU INTELLIGENCE WORLD, YOU UNDERSTAND YOU HAVE AN UNDERSTAND YOU HAVE AN OBLIGATION, A STATUTORY OBLIGATION, A STATUTORY OBLIGATION TO SHARE INTELLIGENCE OBLIGATION TO SHARE INTELLIGENCE MATTERS WITH THE CONGRESS. MATTERS WITH THE CONGRESS. NOW, WE DON’T KNOW WITH RESPECT NOW, WE DON’T KNOW WITH RESPECT TO THE DETAILS OF THE UKRAINE TO THE DETAILS OF THE UKRAINE STORY THAT BROKE IN THE PAPERS STORY THAT BROKE IN THE PAPERS TONIGHT. TONIGHT. IF IT’S TRUE, OF COURSE, IT IF IT’S TRUE, OF COURSE, IT WOULD BE AN EXTRAORDINARY STORY WOULD BE AN EXTRAORDINARY STORY AND IT WOULD CERTAINLY BE WORTHY AND IT WOULD CERTAINLY BE WORTHY OF SERIOUS INVESTIGATION BY THE OF SERIOUS INVESTIGATION BY THE CONGRESS IF NOT OTHERS. CONGRESS IF NOT OTHERS. POINT ONE. POINT ONE. POINT TWO IS I THINK JOEL POINT TWO IS I THINK JOEL BRENNER DID A GOOD JOB OF LAYING BRENNER DID A GOOD JOB OF LAYING OUT THE SITUATION. OUT THE SITUATION. WE HAVE HERE A SITUATION WHERE WE HAVE HERE A SITUATION WHERE THE WHISTLEBLOWER HAS FOLLOWED THE WHISTLEBLOWER HAS FOLLOWED THE STATUTE AND THE REGULATIONS THE STATUTE AND THE REGULATIONS TO A TEE. TO A TEE. HE OR SHE DIDN’T LEAK THIS HE OR SHE DIDN’T LEAK THIS INFORMATION. INFORMATION. THEY DIDN’T GO INAPPROPRIATELY THEY DIDN’T GO INAPPROPRIATELY TO THE CONGRESS. TO THE CONGRESS. THEREFORE, HE OR SHE SHOULD BE THEREFORE, HE OR SHE SHOULD BE ABSOLUTELY PROTECTED UNDER THE ABSOLUTELY PROTECTED UNDER THE STATUTE HERE. STATUTE HERE. SECOND, WE HAD THE APPROPRIATE SECOND, WE HAD THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIAL UNDER THE STATUTE MAKE OFFICIAL UNDER THE STATUTE MAKE A DETERMINATION. A DETERMINATION. THAT OFFICIAL, BY THE WAY-S A THAT OFFICIAL, BY THE WAY-S A TRUMP APPOINTEE, AS THE TRUMP APPOINTEE, AS THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY, MADE A INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY, MADE A DETERMINATION UNDER THE STATUTE DETERMINATION UNDER THE STATUTE THAT IT WAS AN URGENT AND THAT IT WAS AN URGENT AND CREDIBLE MATTER AND SHOULD GO TO CREDIBLE MATTER AND SHOULD GO TO THE CONGRESS THROUGH THE DNI. THE CONGRESS THROUGH THE DNI. THE DNI IS OBLIGATED TO DO THAT. THE DNI IS OBLIGATED TO DO THAT. AND HE CAN MAKE COMMENTS, BY THE AND HE CAN MAKE COMMENTS, BY THE WAY, WITH RESPECT TO THE WAY, WITH RESPECT TO THE ALLEGATION. ALLEGATION. BUT HE’S OBLIGATED TO SEND IT BUT HE’S OBLIGATED TO SEND IT ON. ON. AND INDEED, WE HEARD TODAY IN AND INDEED, WE HEARD TODAY IN THE EXTRAORDINARY LETTERS THE EXTRAORDINARY LETTERS RELEASED BY CONGRESSMAN SCHIFF, RELEASED BY CONGRESSMAN SCHIFF, THAT THE INSPECTOR GENERAL ALSO THAT THE INSPECTOR GENERAL ALSO CONCLUDED THAT THE MATTER AT CONCLUDED THAT THE MATTER AT ISSUE HERE WAS SQUARELY IN THE ISSUE HERE WAS SQUARELY IN THE AMBIT OR RESPONSIBILITY, INDEED AMBIT OR RESPONSIBILITY, INDEED ONE OF THE CORE RESPONSIBILITIES ONE OF THE CORE RESPONSIBILITIES HE SAID THAT THE DNI HAS TO THE HE SAID THAT THE DNI HAS TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. AMERICAN PEOPLE. SO IT’S AN EXTRAORDINARY SO IT’S AN EXTRAORDINARY SITUATION. SITUATION. I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO POINT I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT, THOUGH, THAT THE PLAYERS OUT, THOUGH, THAT THE PLAYERS HERE HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THE HERE HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THE STATUTE AND REGULATIONS STATUTE AND REGULATIONS APPROPRIATELY TO THE TEE. APPROPRIATELY TO THE TEE. THE THIRD THING I WANTED TO SAY THE THIRD THING I WANTED TO SAY IS THIS. IS THIS. AND WE HAVEN’T REALLY TALKED AND WE HAVEN’T REALLY TALKED ABOUT THIS, AND I’D LIKE TO STEP ABOUT THIS, AND I’D LIKE TO STEP BACK A LITTLE BIT. BACK A LITTLE BIT. WHAT I’M REALLY WORRIED ABOUT WHAT I’M REALLY WORRIED ABOUT HERE. HERE. IT’S A BROADER CONCERN. IT’S A BROADER CONCERN. THIS IS ALSO VERY IMPORTANT, THIS IS ALSO VERY IMPORTANT, RIGHT? RIGHT? WE HAVE TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF WE HAVE TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF WHAT THE COMPLAINT WAS HERE. WHAT THE COMPLAINT WAS HERE. AND THE WHISTLEBLOWER NEEDS TO AND THE WHISTLEBLOWER NEEDS TO BE ABSOLUTELY PROTECTED. BE ABSOLUTELY PROTECTED. BUT THE BROADER CONCERN I HAVE BUT THE BROADER CONCERN I HAVE IS THIS. IS THIS. THIS IS INCREDIBLY DISTRACTING THIS IS INCREDIBLY DISTRACTING FROM THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY FROM THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY AND THE PEOPLE WHO PROTECT OUR AND THE PEOPLE WHO PROTECT OUR COUNTRY. COUNTRY. I HAVE TWO KIND OF SUBCONCERNS I HAVE TWO KIND OF SUBCONCERNS HERE. HERE. ONE IS THAT WE HAVE ONE IS THAT WE HAVE EXTRAORDINARILY — EXTRAORDINARY EXTRAORDINARILY — EXTRAORDINARY INSTABILITY AT THE TOP OF SOME INSTABILITY AT THE TOP OF SOME OF OUR KEY NATIONAL SECURITY OF OUR KEY NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCIES. AGENCIES. WE’VE HAD THE DEPARTMENT OF WE’VE HAD THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HAS BEEN HOMELAND SECURITY HAS BEEN VIRTUALLY DECAPITATED AS AN VIRTUALLY DECAPITATED AS AN ACTING DIRECTOR THERE. ACTING DIRECTOR THERE. I THINK THERE ARE PROBABLY HALF I THINK THERE ARE PROBABLY HALF A DOZEN OR MORE ACTING PEOPLE IN A DOZEN OR MORE ACTING PEOPLE IN SENIOR ROLES THERE. SENIOR ROLES THERE. WE HAVE AN ACTING DIRECTOR OF WE HAVE AN ACTING DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE. NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE. THE PRESIDENT LET GO OF THE THE PRESIDENT LET GO OF THE DIRECTOR AND THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR AND THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR. DIRECTOR. WE HAVE A NEW NATIONAL SECURITY WE HAVE A NEW NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER. ADVISER. THE FOURTH NATIONAL SECURITY THE FOURTH NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER. ADVISER. WE HAD A BREAKDOWN IN PROCESS. WE HAD A BREAKDOWN IN PROCESS. AND WE HAVE INCREDIBLE AND WE HAVE INCREDIBLE DISTRACTION. DISTRACTION. WHEN YOU HAVE SENIOR PEOPLE WHEN YOU HAVE SENIOR PEOPLE HAVING TO DEAL WITH THINGS LIKE HAVING TO DEAL WITH THINGS LIKE THEY’VE BEEN DEALING WITH THIS THEY’VE BEEN DEALING WITH THIS WEEK, WHICH TAKES ALL THEIR WEEK, WHICH TAKES ALL THEIR TIME, THEY’RE NOT ENGAGED IN THE TIME, THEY’RE NOT ENGAGED IN THE FOCUSED WORK OF PROTECTING THE FOCUSED WORK OF PROTECTING THE COUNTRY AND I CAN TELL YOU OVER COUNTRY AND I CAN TELL YOU OVER THE COURSE NOW OF 18 YEARS SINCE THE COURSE NOW OF 18 YEARS SINCE 9/11 IT IS NOT AN ACCIDENT THAT 9/11 IT IS NOT AN ACCIDENT THAT THIS COUNTRY HAS BEEN BETTER THIS COUNTRY HAS BEEN BETTER PROTECTED. PROTECTED. IT’S NOT AN ACCIDENT THAT THE IT’S NOT AN ACCIDENT THAT THE PROFESSIONALS HAVE THE FOCUS, PROFESSIONALS HAVE THE FOCUS, THE PROCESSES IN PLACE THAT HAVE THE PROCESSES IN PLACE THAT HAVE PROTECTED THIS COUNTRY. PROTECTED THIS COUNTRY. SO THIS INSTABILITY AT THE TOP, SO THIS INSTABILITY AT THE TOP, LAWRENCE, AND I THINK YOU’D LAWRENCE, AND I THINK YOU’D AGREE THE GREAT DISTRACTION AGREE THE GREAT DISTRACTION CREATED HERE IN ALL THIS CHAOS I CREATED HERE IN ALL THIS CHAOS I THINK IS REALLY DANGEROUS TO THE THINK IS REALLY DANGEROUS TO THE COUNTRY. COUNTRY.>>YEAH, I WANT TO GO TO THE>>YEAH, I WANT TO GO TO THE POSSIBILITY OF THE WAYS THIS POSSIBILITY OF THE WAYS THIS MIGHT COME OUT. MIGHT COME OUT. IT SEEMS LIKE IF THE DIRECTOR IT SEEMS LIKE IF THE DIRECTOR WANTS TO JUST CONTINUE TO BLOCK WANTS TO JUST CONTINUE TO BLOCK THIS IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE THE THIS IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE THE LAW PROVIDES A WAY AROUND THAT. LAW PROVIDES A WAY AROUND THAT. IT SAYS THAT ANY ACTION TAKEN BY IT SAYS THAT ANY ACTION TAKEN BY THE DIRECTOR OR THE INSPECTOR THE DIRECTOR OR THE INSPECTOR GENERAL IS NOT SUBJECT TO GENERAL IS NOT SUBJECT TO JUDICIAL REVIEW. JUDICIAL REVIEW. SO I DON’T REALLY SEE A WAY SO I DON’T REALLY SEE A WAY AROUND THAT. AROUND THAT. BUT THEY SHOULD ALL KNOW THAT BUT THEY SHOULD ALL KNOW THAT THE POLLS ARE INDICATING AS OF THE POLLS ARE INDICATING AS OF TONIGHT THAT THERE WILL BE A NEW TONIGHT THAT THERE WILL BE A NEW PRESIDENT 16 MONTHS FROM NOW AND PRESIDENT 16 MONTHS FROM NOW AND 16 MONTHS FROM NOW THERE WILL BE 16 MONTHS FROM NOW THERE WILL BE A NEW DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL A NEW DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND THIS WILL BE INTELLIGENCE AND THIS WILL BE RELEASED AT THAT TIME. RELEASED AT THAT TIME. THIS DOCUMENT IS STILL GOING TO THIS DOCUMENT IS STILL GOING TO BE THERE. BE THERE. IT WILL EVENTUALLY IN THE NEXT IT WILL EVENTUALLY IN THE NEXT PRESIDENCY AT THE VERY LATEST PRESIDENCY AT THE VERY LATEST ALL BECOME AVAILABLE TO THE ALL BECOME AVAILABLE TO THE CONGRESS. CONGRESS.>>YEAH, I THINK YOU HAVE TO>>YEAH, I THINK YOU HAVE TO ASSUME AT SOME POINT THAT THIS ASSUME AT SOME POINT THAT THIS INFORMATION WILL BE MADE INFORMATION WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE CONGRESS. AVAILABLE TO THE CONGRESS. I HAVE NOT HEARD — EARLIER AS I HAVE NOT HEARD — EARLIER AS JOEL BRENNER WAS SAYING, I HAVE JOEL BRENNER WAS SAYING, I HAVE NOT HEARD THE ADMINISTRATION NOT HEARD THE ADMINISTRATION MAKE AN EXPRESS PRIVILEGE CLAIM MAKE AN EXPRESS PRIVILEGE CLAIM HERE. HERE. IF THEY HAVE A PRIVILEGE CLAIM IF THEY HAVE A PRIVILEGE CLAIM TO MAKE, THEY SHOULD MAKE IT AND TO MAKE, THEY SHOULD MAKE IT AND IT SHOULD BE CONFRONTED — IT IT SHOULD BE CONFRONTED — IT SHOULD BE CONFRONTED WITH THE SHOULD BE CONFRONTED WITH THE CONGRESS. CONGRESS. AND TYPICALLY YOU TRY TO WORK TO AND TYPICALLY YOU TRY TO WORK TO SOME SORT OF A COMBINATION. SOME SORT OF A COMBINATION. THERE’S A LOT OF DISCUSSION THERE’S A LOT OF DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS STATUTE OVER THE ABOUT THIS STATUTE OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST — OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST — OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS. LAST 20 YEARS. AND THE THRUST OF KIND OF AND THE THRUST OF KIND OF LEARNING HAS BEEN THAT WHEN LEARNING HAS BEEN THAT WHEN THERE IS A DISPUTE OVER THE THERE IS A DISPUTE OVER THE RELEASE OF CLASSIFIED RELEASE OF CLASSIFIED INFORMATION THERE WOULD BE AN INFORMATION THERE WOULD BE AN ACCOMMODATION. ACCOMMODATION. IT WOULD BE WORKED OUT. IT WOULD BE WORKED OUT. OF COURSE HERE WE HAVE THE OF COURSE HERE WE HAVE THE EXTRAORDINARY SITUATION THAT IF EXTRAORDINARY SITUATION THAT IF THE PRESS REPORTS ARE TRUE IT THE PRESS REPORTS ARE TRUE IT INVOLVES THE PRESIDENT OF THE INVOLVES THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND HIS CONDUCT, UNITED STATES AND HIS CONDUCT, WHICH MAKES IT MUCH MORE WHICH MAKES IT MUCH MORE DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCE. DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCE. LAWRENCE, AS YOU KNOW, THE LAWRENCE, AS YOU KNOW, THE FOUNDERS HAVE SET UP THIS FOUNDERS HAVE SET UP THIS SYSTEM, SET UP THIS SYSTEM OF SYSTEM, SET UP THIS SYSTEM OF SEPARATION OF POWERS, OF CHECKS SEPARATION OF POWERS, OF CHECKS AND BALANCES. AND BALANCES. THEY HAVE AUTHORITIES AND THEY HAVE AUTHORITIES AND INTEREST ON BOTH SIDES. INTEREST ON BOTH SIDES. THE PRESIDENT HAS AN INTEREST IN THE PRESIDENT HAS AN INTEREST IN CONDUCTING FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND CONDUCTING FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND PROTECTING A DELIBERATIVE PROTECTING A DELIBERATIVE MATERIALS. MATERIALS. THE CONGRESS HAS AN INTEREST IN THE CONGRESS HAS AN INTEREST IN OVERSIGHT, WHICH BY THE WAY THE OVERSIGHT, WHICH BY THE WAY THE ADMINISTRATION’S TAKEN AN ADMINISTRATION’S TAKEN AN EXTRAORDINARY POSITION, WHICH IS EXTRAORDINARY POSITION, WHICH IS TO REJECT ALL OVERSIGHT. TO REJECT ALL OVERSIGHT. AND THAT TYPICALLY HAS TO BE AND THAT TYPICALLY HAS TO BE BALANCED. BALANCED. WE RELY IN THIS COUNTRY ON THE WE RELY IN THIS COUNTRY ON THE GOOD FAITH, THE JUDGMENT, AND GOOD FAITH, THE JUDGMENT, AND THE CHARACTER OF THE PLAYERS ON THE CHARACTER OF THE PLAYERS ON BOTH SIDES. BOTH SIDES.>>TOM DONILON, CANNOT THANK YOU>>TOM DONILON, CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR JOINING US TONIGHT.

100 thoughts on “Tom Donilon: “Obligation To Share” Significant Intel Matters With Congress | The Last Word | MSNBC

  • Your obligation is to STOP LYING Lying Corrupt schiff and why is your name on the flight logs to EPSTEIN island for little children,explain that schiff.INDICTMENTS COMING, DECLAS OF FISA ABUSE IS COMING AND NOTHING CAN OR WILL STOP WHATS COMING NOTHING.

  • HEY O'DUMMEL. I HEAR YOUR AT 8TH PLACE AGAIN !! FUNNY HOW PEOPLE GET SICK OF LIES !! YOU OTTA FEEL LUCKY !! NO ONE WOULD TAKE IT FROM THEIR SPOUSE !! 😞

  • How can you allow a business failure reality show running the country? This is the beginning of the end of America. You must change the constitution to prevent other demented ever run for president ever again.

  • The professionals need to pull up their pants, act like patriots and get rid of this traitor president in the interest of American security.

  • I'm guessing Trump promised Putin that the US would recognise Russia's illegal annexation of The Crimea. If so, Trump has betrayed not just the US, but the whole Western Alliance.

  • And the plan to throw the country into chaos is working…I feel it is no accident that these key positions are now all "acting." The Barr appointment along with the Kavanaugh appointment and the continued stonewalling by mithcie mcconnell is all to give aid and support to the enemy of the constitution and support those whose plan it is to give power to the corporations and shred the Constitution of all it's protections. This has been a daily occurrence…while those in the congress stand by and waffle twiddling their thumbs and spinning the stories. The filibustering, the pandering, the right out lying is mind blowing…And still trump is in the oval office like the school yard bully. Where are the honest actors…those with intelligence and courage who will repair our damaged and dying government? I would see trump and his allies in the town square stocks. the DARK AGES are returning.

  • My fellow America it is over, the democratic experiment is over and done with. The USA is past history, amen evil – jellycal Jesus $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

  • Democrats.. get your balls… BIG message to the Democrats and all their “committees.” STOP wishy washying… Send subpoena to the Whistle Blower under grant of immunity to come out and address to you and the public directly. That's it.. Stop pandering to what the Castrati is doing.. YOU TAKE THE OFFENSE… The Democratic Committees seems to be taking their stance in the defense… BE OFFENSIVE…

  • Good faith, judgement and character ?? Oh WOW….. .You must be joking… These are qualities that are not only lacking in our WH Leader but also all his followerd the lickarses. By having exactly these qualities the Democrats have lost their balls.. it is time to fight on equal terms…

  • Impeach Trump, Bar and Kavinaugh. Oust Pelosi and Schumer because they are inept in fighting for the people. Bring charges against McCOnnel for traitorous acts with Russia. Bring Charges against Trump for Traitorous acts with Russia. A constitutional amendment to get money out of politics, 1st to the pole voting congressional seats based on population within the district in the least amount of angles possible. All this is needed to reinstate Justice and fairness within the American system. Without them they fall into ruin

  • While this going on im 20 years old, homeless still, do not receive housing, do not have proper finacial support, father is deceased, failed to accomplish my diploma three months till my due date, still havent received food stamps, but only get one income social security income, and I habe my ticket to work but no ones wants to hire me, im proscribed to take medications I cant afford to get im car less without family aid influence. (ALWAYS GETTING CALLED POOR BROKE RIGHT HERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STATES ARKANSAS, and no-one still has complied with my regard or wish. Anyways can someone get to congress a passed bill of a freedom dividend universal basic income.. It aint like a brother or any of yall god helping me. Due to my talents its like you failed me I cant even tune into my schools functions my locals hospitals fundraisers NOTHING. !

  • Apparently senate Republicans are now finally getting the idea that the sham is about to be exposed. Trump has finally been caught in outright disloyalty.

  • LMFAO, it seems as if the orange turd attempted one of his "magnificent", "tremendous" deals (bribe; extortion) with the president of Ukraine, actually dangling allocated tax payer dollars in his face in exchange for dirt on Joe Biden, and/or Hunter Biden. Give a stupid MF'er a long enough leash, he will make the "best deals"!!!

  • Let me get this straight: The DNI is legally required to release all whistleblower complaints to the congressional intelligence oversight committee, but there is no legal mechanism to hold the DNI legally responsible for anything? The U.S. government is a nonfunctional mess.

  • We interrupt this program to bring you a special report . not once did i hear it coming from the fake news media except on the view where joy beher a comedian took the report. What a joke

  • The lies are never ending. Whistleblowers are procecuted and fired all the time. Tom Drake, William Binny and a lot of other people have had FBI raid their homes for exposing NSA violating the constitution! And now they are all up in arms on a whistleblower beeing silenced. The former IC guy saying he have never heard of whistleblower reports not given to congress. Tom Drake was arrested when he did go to congress. Hypocracy and LIES!

  • Rudy is about to be thrown under the bus and fired just like the other Trump boot licker and previous lawyer, Cohen.

    Trump will of course vehemently deny any involvement and then hold his tiny hand in the 👌 ok shape as he states this before national TV.
    He will then swear this is the truth and state that he would never break the law and never has and then say “Fake News, Fake News Folks, it’s just Fake News.”

    That is “classic” Trump behavior and it is probably how it will go down.
    No surprise here but what would you expect from the most highly consistent pathological liar and corrupt administration in the history of the Oval Office?

  • The swamp called The White House is now truly overflowing and most of those in it should be hauled before the courts for treason

  • I totally agree with him, America has never more unstable at the top level of government then we are right now. This is exactly what Putin wanted when he installed Trump into the white house.

  • Trump's treason and trader to the USA open for business.
    Morally bankrupted business as usual 🎺💩🧠🤡🐟📞☎️

  • Thank you whistle blower and we hope you get through this intact. You are a hero.
    Also, thank God for our free press. The investigative journalist are fearlessly protecting our democracy.

  • When did that lady who was POTUS' left hip fired because she said he liked her better than TAT. Whoa the scorn of a women. Always his downfall. If you 'you go girl'!

  • DNI Dan Coats resigned just before this event and encouraged his top lieutenant to resign, too. He could see that Trump was about to precipitate a constitutional crisis and did not want to have anything to do it. Coats is a principled conservative who had already gotten on Trump's nerves and he was not about to commit a crime at the behest of a Banana Republican. The House Intel Committee needs to have Coats testify about what alarmed him about Trump's actions leading up to this crisis/scandal. Undoubtedly one piece of it was Trump's announcement this summer that he intended to replace all 17 intel chiefs–undoubtedly with incompetent sycophants.

  • The President of the United States has every right to ask a foreign leader to investigate corruption in that country. The fact that the investigation involves somebody you like is irrelevant. No laws were broken. Sorry.

    BTW, Schiff leaks worse than a water bottle made out of Swiss cheese. The IC should refuse to work with him and make Pelosi appoint somebody else to that committee chairmanship.

  • Let some of these questions go to the Supreme Court and not even his hand picked justices would dare defend his contentions, such as the President is above the law.

  • i dont care guiliani i no is same terroriste and rudy no difference he thing he scare whit is dog face but only thing he scare is imshelf

  • Slowly but surely Trump is chipping away at our republic and our constitution to establish his absolute power over America. Will the Republic survive Trump’s wrecking ball? Trump is destroying anything he can’t manipulate or control. What’s really sad is he has sold 35% of the morons in this country to join his personality cult and live in an alternate reality. Of course Trump is a reality show tv star and a great salesman. He could convince you he’s a billionaire and self made even though he’s gone bankrupt 7 times and he’s piggybacked on daddy’s money. He’s been a showman fraud all his life. And a lot of Americans are dumb enough to buy into it.

  • I am 68 years old. I learned about honor and chivalry — truth and justice — the triumph of right over wrong — in books my father gave me to read. Men of Iron by Howard Pyle. Beau Geste by P.C. Wren. The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Christo by Alexandre Dumas. Robin Hood and King Arthur and Beowulf and Sinbad. Tarzan and John Carter of Mars and everything Burroughs. Tales of high adventure. Stories of truth and justice. Classics of heroism vanquishing evil.

    In these stories that my father recommended to me as a young boy, I learned that black knights can be toppled. That dark towers can be overturned. That fair maidens can (and generally should) be rescued. And that a truth-guided spirit will triumph over greed, misdirection, and the desecrations of self-serving thoughts, words and deeds.

    And I learned that there will always be good guys and bad guys — the kind the classic authors knew, in the stories they told so well, that have lasted for so long.

    Stand up to Trump. Do it now, while there is still time. Be one of the good guys.

    Feel free to share if you wish.

    Ted Thompson

  • This is a Harvey Weinstein, MeToo moment for Washington politics. The whistleblower has followed the law (to the letter), as has the I.G., only to be stopped by a group of stonewalling, 'make it go away' individuals. Let's hope that the I.G. & whistleblower have the moral fortitude & guts to tell their stories, in full, to the people who need to know, and act, for the good of the country…

  • Over 30 years USMC experience, Trump is working closely with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and following orders! Don the CON is screwing his own people now! Blue 2020 take Moscow Mitch too!

  • Dying bleats and tweets of GOP as they dig into indefensible positions in futile attempt to thwart justice, Constitution and national security.

  • Giuliani is a terrible lawyer! He's worse at public relations! He should be fired! Except Toxic Traitor Trump only keeps the worst of the worst!

  • i understand party tribalism but this is too much and the american people have to see that trump doesn't care about america and it's people he is a corrupt,greedy person who only cares for money and he has conned in the american people.wake up americans graham,mcconnell, and others have been in office a long time and therefor responsible for the country being the way it is now they all have to go now.SAY NO TO TRUMP HE AND HIS FAMILY HAVE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF AMERICANS FAR TOO LONG HE NEEDS TO GO TO JAIL.

  • WHAT DOES TRUMP REALLY HAVE ON THESE SENATORS?well for one they saw that trump was able to easily con his voters in.so now republican senators are terrified that they will lose power and b/c mcconnell,graham and grassely,and others are so indebted to their backers they have to keep their power to pay them back they are actually terrified to lose their seats but all i know is any person that votes for corey lewandowski for senator is seriously stupid.

  • Inez Qtaish is writing" somebody name Chandra from metro pcs sent me a message saying thanks Inez for calling in today, people like you make me love my job. Inez Qtaish is writing first of all, I didn't call nobody, my brother went in to the metro pcs store and paid thirty two dollars and the message saying thanks for your twenty dollar payment, now I'm about to call metro pcs and find out what is Chandra talking about and chandra capitalize job.

  • Since your president has control of military and military appointments of senior ranks also police forces its really impossible for congress to do anythingbif he just refuses to cooperate even if its illegal.

  • Trump needs to removed immediately and thrown in jail. Our laws must be changed, take away presidential authorities which makes it impossible to indict a sitting president, we have a vice president for a reason. He's a government employee not God!

  • How much sadder can it get. You mean to tell me, that no one wants to step up in this administration. What's really going on with our intelligence department or are they just that stupid they can't see the house is on fire.
    Trump has a hole card if it gets to hot.put nothing pass a coward. why you think they call a coward a coward. When you trap one, he will do anything to get out.yes, even start a war.mmmmm…

  • Do something with trump, imprison him, stop talking and take him out of office. Stop talking and start acting. Right, trump in 16 months will take over everything, so stop talking and act now. Trump has no interest for America but only for himself. Stop thinking there is goodwill re trump. You will be left with a tyrant dictatorship, he flouts the law every day and you people who are there to protect America from danger are standing there with your mouths hanging open, bleating. Stop this complicity and act. Without action against this monster you are helping him reach his goals and therefore are complicit too. A deadly virus cannot be allowed to grow and spread, not in nature and not in humans, unless of course you want another Hitler, and then there will be no light and no forgiveness. This is foreseeable. Act with foresight, you know by now who he is and with this power he is totally corrupted if he wasn't already. DO YOUR DUTY, STOP THIS MONSTER IN HIS TRACKS. DO YOUR DUTY NOW!

  • So, according to the now hack DOJ, unless the President is an employee of an intelligence agency, POTUS is not relevant to the gathering or dissemination of intelligence in the USA?

  • Bottom line my fellow americans –  WRITE TO SCHIFF, PELOSI AND NADLER TO TELL THEM YOU SUPPORT impeachment/prosecution 100%. THEN WRITE YOUR OWN REPS AND SENATORS AND TELL THEM THE SAME THING.  Instruct them to push back against the idiocy coming out of the WH. That's about 6 or 7 post cards. Too lazy to get off the computer and mail out six friggin' post cards? Then you deserve what we get when bone spur gets another 4 years. WRITE! And right now. Clicking "like" on youtube videos doesn't cut it people.

  • This country needs to get rid of Trump's enabler like Pelosi, before they can get to Trump. Trump is a cheat and a criminal, bu she is a disgrace.

  • what is going on right now is a big lesson for modern America–should never ever happen again, because everytime it happens it gets more vicious, more corrupt people are involved with less and less people with moral values

  • The media harps that "rule of law" will save this democracy… Where is anyone who stand up? The dems obviously are ready to embrace Trump as the permanent "ruler". It's either because are they so weak and amoral… and have a stash and island to run to or they are pompous fools without a clue and totally too stupid or to lazy to care

  • We need a new Magna Carta. These truths are not so self evident. What would Putin do? Disarm the Ukraine and elect Trump. The president of Ukraine should do some standup on this. COMEDIAN OR COMIELEAN. This election move is definitely from Putin. Trump can"t think beyond two scoops/

  • As it stands right now the lives of people who fought for independence has been squandered. Democracy is being abused and made a cruel joke.

  • Because most Americans are corrupt themselves. They cheat on taxes , many are cheating on their spouses, many are corrupt on their daily jobs even an act of using a fraudulent disabled parking card to your corrupt boss who is dishonest and lacks integrity. Millions of shareholders retain stock in companies that support murderous corrupt regimes and companies that addict people to drugs for profit or market dangerous inhalants  to young people. Corruption runs through society at every level. America your in denial. You deserve  trump

  • I prefer Kamala Harris. She is a prosecutor but she knows that there are predators in the Oval Office and in the White House and in Mar-a-Lago

  • Jennifer Ruben should be congratulated for joining the dots on the timeline on this when Trump made Mulvaney hold back the military aid two days before that phone call to the Ukrainian President .
    Since this Trump has done nothing but trying to distract with other things and hopefully people are watching what he’s trying to do behind closed doors .
    When are we ever going to see someone challenge Trump during his spouting . It’s so frustrating that no one gets to denounce his lies . He just goes up in front of the press and crowds and just talks about how wonderful he is and how he is working for the American people . Everyone knows it’s all to benefit him .
    If someone deems to say something he points a finger and tells them to shut up or has them removed from the room or sacks them .

  • this is dismantling of the political structure and a slow moving coup…if he's not stoped he will trylly become a dictator which is he's goal

  • Under the constitution anyone guilty of treason is to be impeached immediately. The law of the land says they shall receive the death penalty. So how will these criminals spin the story?

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