Donald Trump Disregard For Rule Of Law Puts Officials In Awkward Spot | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Donald Trump Disregard For Rule Of Law Puts Officials In Awkward Spot | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


THAT IRAN IS RESPONSIBLE FOR A SPATE OF RECENT ATTACKS. SPATE OF RECENT ATTACKS. WE’LL HAVE EXPERT ADVICE ON THAT WE’LL HAVE EXPERT ADVICE ON THAT SITUATION IN JUST A MOMENT. SITUATION IN JUST A MOMENT. WE’RE GOING TO START TONIGHT WE’RE GOING TO START TONIGHT WITH STUFF THE PRESIDENT SAYS. WITH STUFF THE PRESIDENT SAYS. HE SAYS A LOT OF STUFF. HE SAYS A LOT OF STUFF. YOU MAY BE FAMILIAR WITH HIS YOU MAY BE FAMILIAR WITH HIS TWITTER ACCOUNT. TWITTER ACCOUNT. HE SAYS A LOT OF THINGS THAT WE HE SAYS A LOT OF THINGS THAT WE CHOOSE AS A COUNTRY TO IGNORE CHOOSE AS A COUNTRY TO IGNORE BECAUSE THIS IS OUR LIFE NOW. BECAUSE THIS IS OUR LIFE NOW. IN ORDER FOR GOVERNMENT TO IN ORDER FOR GOVERNMENT TO CONTINUE RUNNING, FOR THE RULE CONTINUE RUNNING, FOR THE RULE OF LAW TO REMAIN INTACT AND EVEN OF LAW TO REMAIN INTACT AND EVEN FOR US AS CITIZENS TO MAINTAIN FOR US AS CITIZENS TO MAINTAIN OUR SANITY, WE HAVE TO JUST OUR SANITY, WE HAVE TO JUST IGNORE SOME OF THE STUFF THE IGNORE SOME OF THE STUFF THE PRESIDENT SAYS. PRESIDENT SAYS. FOR INSTANCE, DID YOU KNOW THAT FOR INSTANCE, DID YOU KNOW THAT TODAY OUR PRESIDENT TOLD HIS TODAY OUR PRESIDENT TOLD HIS FRIENDS AT THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL FRIENDS AT THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL THAT WHEN HE VISITED THE U.K. THAT WHEN HE VISITED THE U.K. LAST WEEK QUEEN ELIZABETH LAST WEEK QUEEN ELIZABETH ENJOYED HIS COMPANY, THE COMPANY ENJOYED HIS COMPANY, THE COMPANY OF DONALD TRUMP, MORE THAN SHE OF DONALD TRUMP, MORE THAN SHE HAS ENJOYED THE COMPANY OF HAS ENJOYED THE COMPANY OF ANYONE IN DECADES, IN DECADES. ANYONE IN DECADES, IN DECADES. THIS IS ACTUALLY THE SECOND TIME THIS IS ACTUALLY THE SECOND TIME IN A WEEK THAT HE HAS TOLD THIS IN A WEEK THAT HE HAS TOLD THIS TO FOX NEWS. TO FOX NEWS. THE FIRST TIME HE SAID HE HAD THE FIRST TIME HE SAID HE HAD HEARD FROM PEOPLE THAT THE QUEEN HEARD FROM PEOPLE THAT THE QUEEN HAD NEVER HAD A BETTER TIME THAN HAD NEVER HAD A BETTER TIME THAN SHE DID WITH HIM, DONALD TRUMP. SHE DID WITH HIM, DONALD TRUMP. NOW QUEEN ELIZABETH IS 93 YEARS NOW QUEEN ELIZABETH IS 93 YEARS OLD. OLD. SHE HAS BEEN THE QUEEN FOR SHE HAS BEEN THE QUEEN FOR NEARLY SEVEN DECADES BUT THIS, NEARLY SEVEN DECADES BUT THIS, THIS WAS THE PINNACLE, THIS WAS THIS WAS THE PINNACLE, THIS WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF HER REIN. THE HIGHLIGHT OF HER REIN. MIGHT AS WELL ABDICATE THE MIGHT AS WELL ABDICATE THE THRONE AND HAND IT OVER TO THRONE AND HAND IT OVER TO CHARLES. CHARLES. NOTHING WILL TOP HER TIME WITH NOTHING WILL TOP HER TIME WITH DONALD TRUMP. DONALD TRUMP. IF YOU THINK ABOUT THAT CLAIM IF YOU THINK ABOUT THAT CLAIM FROM OUR PRESIDENT TOO LONG AND FROM OUR PRESIDENT TOO LONG AND TOO HARD, YOU START TO KIND OF TOO HARD, YOU START TO KIND OF TWITCH A LITTLE. TWITCH A LITTLE. I MEAN, IT WOULD BE EMBARRASSING I MEAN, IT WOULD BE EMBARRASSING FOR ANY AMERICAN TO MAKE THAT FOR ANY AMERICAN TO MAKE THAT CLAIM. CLAIM. SO IT’S THE KIND OF STUFF WE SO IT’S THE KIND OF STUFF WE IGNORE. IGNORE. IT’S BACKGROUND NOISE. IT’S BACKGROUND NOISE. IT’S TRUMP BEING TRUMP BUT IT’S TRUMP BEING TRUMP BUT SOMETIMES OUR PRESIDENT SAYS SOMETIMES OUR PRESIDENT SAYS THINGS THAT DEMAND A RESPONSE. THINGS THAT DEMAND A RESPONSE. SOMETIMES HE SAYS THINGS THAT SOMETIMES HE SAYS THINGS THAT ARE SO OFFENSIVE OR SO REPELLANT ARE SO OFFENSIVE OR SO REPELLANT THAT WE FEEL LIKE WE HAVE TO THAT WE FEEL LIKE WE HAVE TO RESPOND TO IT JUST SO THAT WE’RE RESPOND TO IT JUST SO THAT WE’RE NOT IMPLICATED IN IT. NOT IMPLICATED IN IT. WE HAVE TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST IT WE HAVE TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST IT SO NO ONE THINKS WE THINK IT IS SO NO ONE THINKS WE THINK IT IS ACCEPTABLE. ACCEPTABLE. SOMETIMES HE SAYS SOMETHING THAT SOMETIMES HE SAYS SOMETHING THAT IMPLICATES A SPECIFIC PARTICULAR IMPLICATES A SPECIFIC PARTICULAR PERSON, WHICH FEELS LIKE IT PERSON, WHICH FEELS LIKE IT DEMANDS SOME KIND OF RESPONSE, DEMANDS SOME KIND OF RESPONSE, EITHER LEGALLY OR JUST EITHER LEGALLY OR JUST REPUTATION AL REPUTATION AL REPUTATION REPUTATION REPUTATIONALLY LIKE IN THE CASE REPUTATIONALLY LIKE IN THE CASE OF DON McGAHN. OF DON McGAHN.>>EXCUSE ME, THEY HAD NO>>EXCUSE ME, THEY HAD NO EVIDENCE OF CRIME. EVIDENCE OF CRIME.>>HE LAYS OUT A LOT OF>>HE LAYS OUT A LOT OF EVIDENCE, INCLUDING THE EPISODE EVIDENCE, INCLUDING THE EPISODE WHERE YOU ASK YOUR WHITE HOUSE WHERE YOU ASK YOUR WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL, DON McGAHN, YOU CALL COUNSEL, DON McGAHN, YOU CALL HIM TWICE, YOU SAY, MUELLER HAS HIM TWICE, YOU SAY, MUELLER HAS TO GO, CALL ME WHEN IT’S DONE. TO GO, CALL ME WHEN IT’S DONE.>>THE STORY ON THAT, I WAS>>THE STORY ON THAT, I WAS NEVER GOING TO FIRE MUELLER. NEVER GOING TO FIRE MUELLER. I NEVER SUGGESTED FIRING I NEVER SUGGESTED FIRING MUELLER. MUELLER.>>THAT’S NOT WHAT HE SAYS.>>THAT’S NOT WHAT HE SAYS.>>I DON’T CARE.>>I DON’T CARE. DOESN’T MATTER WHAT HE SAYS. DOESN’T MATTER WHAT HE SAYS. THAT WAS TO SHOW WHAT A GOOD THAT WAS TO SHOW WHAT A GOOD COUNSEL HE WAS. COUNSEL HE WAS.>>WHY WOULD HE LIE UNDER OATH?>>WHY WOULD HE LIE UNDER OATH?>>BECAUSE HE WANTED TO MAKE>>BECAUSE HE WANTED TO MAKE HIMSELF LOOK LIKE A GOOD LAWYER HIMSELF LOOK LIKE A GOOD LAWYER OR — OR HE BELIEVED IT BECAUSE OR — OR HE BELIEVED IT BECAUSE I WOULD CONSTANTLY TELL ANYBODY I WOULD CONSTANTLY TELL ANYBODY THAT WOULD LISTEN, INCLUDING THAT WOULD LISTEN, INCLUDING YOU, INCLUDING THE MEDIA, THAT YOU, INCLUDING THE MEDIA, THAT ROBERT MUELLER WAS CONFLICTED. ROBERT MUELLER WAS CONFLICTED. ROBERT MUELLER HAD A TOTAL ROBERT MUELLER HAD A TOTAL INTEREST. INTEREST.>>I NEVER SAID THAT.>>I NEVER SAID THAT.>>THAT RIGHT THERE, THE>>THAT RIGHT THERE, THE INTERVIEW PORTION RELEASED TODAY INTERVIEW PORTION RELEASED TODAY BY ABC NEWS, THAT IS THE BY ABC NEWS, THAT IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES ACCUSING HIS FORMER WHITE HOUSE ACCUSING HIS FORMER WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL OF A CRIME. COUNSEL OF A CRIME. HE’S ACCUSING DON McGAHN OF HE’S ACCUSING DON McGAHN OF LYING UNDER OATH, BUT AT THE LYING UNDER OATH, BUT AT THE SAME TIME THE PRESIDENT IS SAME TIME THE PRESIDENT IS BLOCKING DON McGAHN FROM BLOCKING DON McGAHN FROM TESTIFYING TO CONGRESS ABOUT TESTIFYING TO CONGRESS ABOUT WHAT McGAHN TOLD MUELLER. WHAT McGAHN TOLD MUELLER. HE’S TELLING McGAHN, YOU’VE GOT HE’S TELLING McGAHN, YOU’VE GOT TO KEEP QUIET WHILE I TELL TO KEEP QUIET WHILE I TELL EVERYONE YOU’RE A LIAR, PURGER EVERYONE YOU’RE A LIAR, PURGER PURGERER, HOW DO YOU NOT RESPOND PURGERER, HOW DO YOU NOT RESPOND TO THIS? TO THIS? HERE’S THE THING THAT’S NEW TO HERE’S THE THING THAT’S NEW TO OUR ERA, SOMETIMES THE PRESIDENT OUR ERA, SOMETIMES THE PRESIDENT SAYS SOMETHING OUT LOUD THAT SAYS SOMETHING OUT LOUD THAT ENDORSES OR ENCOURAGES BEHAVIOR ENDORSES OR ENCOURAGES BEHAVIOR THAT IS SO WILDLY UNETHNICAL OR THAT IS SO WILDLY UNETHNICAL OR EVEN BLATANTLY LEGAL, SOMEONE EVEN BLATANTLY LEGAL, SOMEONE ELSE FROM THE GOVERNMENT HAS TO ELSE FROM THE GOVERNMENT HAS TO STEP IN AND REMIND PEOPLE THAT, STEP IN AND REMIND PEOPLE THAT, NO, ACTUALLY, YOU CANNOT DO THAT NO, ACTUALLY, YOU CANNOT DO THAT THING EVEN THOUGH THE PRESIDENT THING EVEN THOUGH THE PRESIDENT JUST TOLD YOU SO. JUST TOLD YOU SO. A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO NEAR THE A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO NEAR THE MEXICAN BORDER THE PRESIDENT MEXICAN BORDER THE PRESIDENT TOLD AGENTS, QUOTE, DON’T LET TOLD AGENTS, QUOTE, DON’T LET MIGRANTS IN. MIGRANTS IN. TELL THEM YOU DON’T HAVE THE TELL THEM YOU DON’T HAVE THE CAPACITY. CAPACITY. IF JUDGES GIVE YOU TROUBLE SAY, IF JUDGES GIVE YOU TROUBLE SAY, I’M SORRY, JUDGE, WE DON’T HAVE I’M SORRY, JUDGE, WE DON’T HAVE THE ROOM. THE ROOM. THEY SOUGHT FURTHER ADVICE WHO THEY SOUGHT FURTHER ADVICE WHO TOLD THEM THEY WERE NOT GIVING TOLD THEM THEY WERE NOT GIVING THEM THAT DIRECTION AND IF THEY THEM THAT DIRECTION AND IF THEY DID WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID, DID WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID, THEY WOULD TAKE ON PERSONAL THEY WOULD TAKE ON PERSONAL LIABILITY. LIABILITY. YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW THE LAW, THEY YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW THE LAW, THEY WERE TOLD. WERE TOLD. YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW THE LAW. YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW THE LAW. NOT WHAT THE PRESIDENT TOLD TO NOT WHAT THE PRESIDENT TOLD TO YOU DO, WHICH WOULD BE VIOLATING YOU DO, WHICH WOULD BE VIOLATING THE LAW. THE LAW. THERE WAS ALSO THE TIME THE THERE WAS ALSO THE TIME THE PRESIDENT MET WITH TRIBAL PRESIDENT MET WITH TRIBAL LEADERS AND TOLD THEM TO IGNORE LEADERS AND TOLD THEM TO IGNORE FEDERAL LAWS PREVENTING THEM FEDERAL LAWS PREVENTING THEM FROM DRILLING ON THEIR LAND. FROM DRILLING ON THEIR LAND. QUOTE, PRESIDENT TRUMP HOSTED A QUOTE, PRESIDENT TRUMP HOSTED A GROUP OF NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBAL GROUP OF NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBAL LEADERS AT THE WHITE HOUSE AND LEADERS AT THE WHITE HOUSE AND URGED THEM TO JUST DO IT AND URGED THEM TO JUST DO IT AND EXTRACT WHATEVER THEY WANT FROM EXTRACT WHATEVER THEY WANT FROM THE LAND THEY CONTROL. THE LAND THEY CONTROL. THE CHIEFS EXPLAINED TO TRUMP THE CHIEFS EXPLAINED TO TRUMP THAT THERE WERE REGULATORY THAT THERE WERE REGULATORY BARRIERS PREVENTING THEM FROM BARRIERS PREVENTING THEM FROM GETTING AT THEIR ENERGY. GETTING AT THEIR ENERGY. TRUMP REPLIED, BUT NOW IT’S ME. TRUMP REPLIED, BUT NOW IT’S ME. THE GOVERNMENT’S DIFFERENT NOW. THE GOVERNMENT’S DIFFERENT NOW. OBAMA’S GONE. OBAMA’S GONE. WE’RE DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY WE’RE DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY HERE. HERE. THERE WAS A PAUSE IN THE ROOM THERE WAS A PAUSE IN THE ROOM AND THE TRIBAL LEADERS LOOKED AT AND THE TRIBAL LEADERS LOOKED AT EACH OTHER. EACH OTHER. CHIEF, CHIEF, TRUMP CONTINUED, CHIEF, CHIEF, TRUMP CONTINUED, ADDRESSING ONE OF THE TRIBAL ADDRESSING ONE OF THE TRIBAL LEADERS, WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO LEADERS, WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO? DO? ONCE YOU GET IT OUT OF THE ONCE YOU GET IT OUT OF THE GROUND, ARE THEY GOING TO MAKE GROUND, ARE THEY GOING TO MAKE YOU PUT IT BACK IN THERE? YOU PUT IT BACK IN THERE? I MEAN, ONCE IT’S OUT OF THE I MEAN, ONCE IT’S OUT OF THE GROUND, IT CAN’T GO BACK IN GROUND, IT CAN’T GO BACK IN THERE. THERE. YOU’VE JUST GOT TO DO T. I’M YOU’VE JUST GOT TO DO T. I’M TELLING YOU, CHIEF, YOU’VE JUST TELLING YOU, CHIEF, YOU’VE JUST GOT TO DO IT. GOT TO DO IT. THE TRIBAL LEADER LOOKED BACK AT THE TRIBAL LEADER LOOKED BACK AT ONE OF THE WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS ONE OF THE WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS IN THE ROOM. IN THE ROOM. PERHAPS SOMEBODY FROM THE WHITE PERHAPS SOMEBODY FROM THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL’S OFFICE AND SAID, HOUSE COUNSEL’S OFFICE AND SAID, CAN WE JUST DO THAT? CAN WE JUST DO THAT? THE OFFICIAL EQUIVOCATED AND THE OFFICIAL EQUIVOCATED AND SAID THEY HAVE A PLAN AND SAID THEY HAVE A PLAN AND PROGRESS TO ROLL IT BACK. PROGRESS TO ROLL IT BACK. SPARE A THOUGHT WHEN SOMEONE SPARE A THOUGHT WHEN SOMEONE ASKS, SO ARE WE ALLOWED TO BREAK ASKS, SO ARE WE ALLOWED TO BREAK FEDERAL LAW LIKE THE PRESIDENT FEDERAL LAW LIKE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES JUST TOLD OF THE UNITED STATES JUST TOLD US TO? US TO? BUT EVEN THAT OFFICIAL WITH THE BUT EVEN THAT OFFICIAL WITH THE PRESIDENT SITTING RIGHT THERE PRESIDENT SITTING RIGHT THERE REPORTEDLY COULD NOT BRING REPORTEDLY COULD NOT BRING HIMSELF TO ENDORSE THE HIMSELF TO ENDORSE THE PRESIDENT’S INSTRUCTION TO BREAK PRESIDENT’S INSTRUCTION TO BREAK THE LAW. THE LAW. NO, YOU CANNOT REALLY DO THIS. NO, YOU CANNOT REALLY DO THIS. THEN THERE WAS THIS, A PRESIDENT THEN THERE WAS THIS, A PRESIDENT ASKING 9 ROOMFUL OF LEADERS TO ASKING 9 ROOMFUL OF LEADERS TO PLEASE BE MORE VIOLENT WITH PLEASE BE MORE VIOLENT WITH SUSPECTS. SUSPECTS.>>WHEN YOU SEE THESE TOWNS AND>>WHEN YOU SEE THESE TOWNS AND YOU SEE THESE THUGS BEING THROWN YOU SEE THESE THUGS BEING THROWN 234509 BACK OF A PADDY WAGON, 234509 BACK OF A PADDY WAGON, THROWN IN, ROUGH, I SAID, PLEASE THROWN IN, ROUGH, I SAID, PLEASE DON’T BE TOO NICE LIKE WHEN YOU DON’T BE TOO NICE LIKE WHEN YOU GUYS PUT SOMEBODY IN THE CAR AN GUYS PUT SOMEBODY IN THE CAR AN YOU’RE PROTECTING THEIR HEAD. YOU’RE PROTECTING THEIR HEAD. YOU PUT THE HAND LIKE DON’T HIT YOU PUT THE HAND LIKE DON’T HIT THEIR HEAD AND THEY’VE JUST HIT THEIR HEAD AND THEY’VE JUST HIT THEIR HEAD. THEIR HEAD. I SAID, YOU CAN TAKE THE HAND I SAID, YOU CAN TAKE THE HAND AWAY. AWAY.>>AFTER THOSE COMMENTS THE HEAD>>AFTER THOSE COMMENTS THE HEAD OF A MAJOR U.S. LAW ENFORCEMENT OF A MAJOR U.S. LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY SENT AN EMAIL TO HIS AGENCY SENT AN EMAIL TO HIS ENTIRE WORK FORCE REMINDING THEM ENTIRE WORK FORCE REMINDING THEM THAT IN FACT THEY COULD NOT AND THAT IN FACT THEY COULD NOT AND SHOULD NOT DO WHAT THE PRESIDENT SHOULD NOT DO WHAT THE PRESIDENT WAS ENCOURAGING. WAS ENCOURAGING. THE ACTING CHIEF OF THE DRUG THE ACTING CHIEF OF THE DRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, THE D.E.A., ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, THE D.E.A., WROTE TO THE GROUP THE PRESIDENT WROTE TO THE GROUP THE PRESIDENT CONDONED POLICE MISCONDUCT CONDONED POLICE MISCONDUCT REGARDING THE TREATMENT OF REGARDING THE TREATMENT OF INDIVIDUALS PLACED UNDER ARREST INDIVIDUALS PLACED UNDER ARREST BY LAW ENFORCEMENT. BY LAW ENFORCEMENT. I WRITE TO OFFER A STRONG I WRITE TO OFFER A STRONG REAFFIRMATION OF THE OPERATING REAFFIRMATION OF THE OPERATING PRINCIPLES TO WHICH WE AS LAW PRINCIPLES TO WHICH WE AS LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS ADHERE. ADHERE. I WRITE BECAUSE WE HAVE AN I WRITE BECAUSE WE HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO SPEAK OUT WHEN OBLIGATION TO SPEAK OUT WHEN SOMETHING IS WRONG. SOMETHING IS WRONG. OUR CORE VALUES ARE CLEAR AND OUR CORE VALUES ARE CLEAR AND APPLICABLE. APPLICABLE. RULE OF LAW, RESPECT AND RULE OF LAW, RESPECT AND COMPASSION, SERVICE, DEVOTION, COMPASSION, SERVICE, DEVOTION, INTEGRITY, ACCOUNTABILITY, INTEGRITY, ACCOUNTABILITY, LEADERSHIP AND COURAGE, LEADERSHIP AND COURAGE, DIVERSITY. DIVERSITY. THIS IS HOW WE CONDUCT THIS IS HOW WE CONDUCT OURSELVES. OURSELVES. THIS IS HOW WE TREED THOSE WHOM THIS IS HOW WE TREED THOSE WHOM WE ENCOUNTER IN OUR WORK, WE ENCOUNTER IN OUR WORK, VICTIMS, WITNESSES, SUBJECTS AND VICTIMS, WITNESSES, SUBJECTS AND DEFENDANTS. DEFENDANTS. THIS IS WHO WE ARE. THIS IS WHO WE ARE. THAT ACTING DEA CHUCK ROSENBERG THAT ACTING DEA CHUCK ROSENBERG RESIGNED A FEW WEEKS LATER. RESIGNED A FEW WEEKS LATER. NOW WE ARE IN THE LATEST NOW WE ARE IN THE LATEST ITERATION OF THIS PATTERN, THIS ITERATION OF THIS PATTERN, THIS BRAND-NEW PATTERN THAT WE ARE BRAND-NEW PATTERN THAT WE ARE ALL HAVING TO COME TO GRIPS WITH ALL HAVING TO COME TO GRIPS WITH AS AMERICANS, OF THE PRESIDENT AS AMERICANS, OF THE PRESIDENT PUBLICLY ENDORSING OR ADVOCATING PUBLICLY ENDORSING OR ADVOCATING LAWLESS BEHAVIOR. LAWLESS BEHAVIOR. AFTER THE PRESIDENT EARLIER THIS AFTER THE PRESIDENT EARLIER THIS WEEK SAID HE WOULD ABSOLUTELY WEEK SAID HE WOULD ABSOLUTELY ACCEPT CAMPAIGN HELP FROM A ACCEPT CAMPAIGN HELP FROM A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT IN THE NEXT FOREIGN GOVERNMENT IN THE NEXT ELECTION AND OF COURSE HE WOULD ELECTION AND OF COURSE HE WOULD NOT REPORT THAT TO THE FBI. NOT REPORT THAT TO THE FBI. WHAT ARE YOU CRAZY? WHAT ARE YOU CRAZY? THE CHAIR OF THE FEDERAL THE CHAIR OF THE FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PUT OUT A ELECTION COMMISSION PUT OUT A STATEMENT WHICH SHE PREFACED BY STATEMENT WHICH SHE PREFACED BY SAYING, I WOULD NOT HAVE THOUGHT SAYING, I WOULD NOT HAVE THOUGHT THAT I NEEDED TO SAY THIS, THAT I NEEDED TO SAY THIS, QUOTE, STATEMENT REGARDING QUOTE, STATEMENT REGARDING ILLEGAL CONTRIBUTIONS FROM ILLEGAL CONTRIBUTIONS FROM FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS. FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS. LET ME MAKE SOMETHING 100% CLEAR LET ME MAKE SOMETHING 100% CLEAR TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC AND TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC AND ANYONE RUNNING FOR PUBLIC ANYONE RUNNING FOR PUBLIC OFFICE. OFFICE. IT IS ILLEGAL FOR ANY PERSON TO IT IS ILLEGAL FOR ANY PERSON TO SOLICIT, ACCEPT, OR RECEIVE SOLICIT, ACCEPT, OR RECEIVE ANYTHING OF VALUE FROM A FOREIGN ANYTHING OF VALUE FROM A FOREIGN NATIONAL IN CONNECTION WITH A NATIONAL IN CONNECTION WITH A U.S. ELECTION. U.S. ELECTION. ANY POLITICAL CAMPAIGN THAT ANY POLITICAL CAMPAIGN THAT RECEIVES AN OFFER OF A RECEIVES AN OFFER OF A PROHIBITED DONATION FROM A PROHIBITED DONATION FROM A FOREIGN SOURCE SHOULD REPORT FOREIGN SOURCE SHOULD REPORT THAT TO THE FBI. THAT TO THE FBI. THAT IS THE HEAD OF THE U.S. THAT IS THE HEAD OF THE U.S. AGENCY THAT ENFORCES CAMPAIGN AGENCY THAT ENFORCES CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW. FINANCE LAW. SHE SAYS, YES, I KNOW THE SHE SAYS, YES, I KNOW THE PRESIDENT SAID YOU CAN DO IT BUT PRESIDENT SAID YOU CAN DO IT BUT YOU CANNOT DO THAT. YOU CANNOT DO THAT. JUST LAST MONTH THE HAND PICKED JUST LAST MONTH THE HAND PICKED FBI DIRECTOR SAID THE SAME FBI DIRECTOR SAID THE SAME THING. THING. MY VIEW IS IF ANY PUBLIC MY VIEW IS IF ANY PUBLIC OFFICIAL OR ANY MEMBER OF THE OFFICIAL OR ANY MEMBER OF THE CAMPAIGN IS CONTACTED BY ANY CAMPAIGN IS CONTACTED BY ANY NATION STAYED OR ANYBODY ACTING NATION STAYED OR ANYBODY ACTING ON BEHALF OF A NATION STATE ON BEHALF OF A NATION STATE ABOUT INFLUENCING OR INTERFERING ABOUT INFLUENCING OR INTERFERING WITH OUR ELECTION, THAT’S WITH OUR ELECTION, THAT’S SOMETHING THE FBI WOULD WANT TO SOMETHING THE FBI WOULD WANT TO KNOW ABOUT. KNOW ABOUT.>>SO WE’RE ALL IN AGREEMENT>>SO WE’RE ALL IN AGREEMENT HERE, RIGHT? HERE, RIGHT?>>SAYS THAT’S WHAT SHOULD>>SAYS THAT’S WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN. HAPPEN.>>THE FBI DIRECTOR IS WRONG.>>THE FBI DIRECTOR IS WRONG.>>SO NOW WHAT?>>SO NOW WHAT? I MEAN, THE PRESIDENT’S BREAKING I MEAN, THE PRESIDENT’S BREAKING THE LAW. THE LAW. THAT’S A SITUATION WE ARE THAT’S A SITUATION WE ARE FAMILIAR WITH. FAMILIAR WITH. WE ARE CURRENTLY DISCOVERING OUR WE ARE CURRENTLY DISCOVERING OUR ABILITY TO ADDRESS THAT ABILITY TO ADDRESS THAT SITUATION BUT IT IS NOT A SITUATION BUT IT IS NOT A BRAND-NEW EXPERIENCE FOR US. BRAND-NEW EXPERIENCE FOR US. WE HAVE SOME EXPERIENCE WITH WE HAVE SOME EXPERIENCE WITH PRESIDENTS DIRECTS PEOPLE AROUND PRESIDENTS DIRECTS PEOPLE AROUND THEM TO BREAK THE LAW BUT A THEM TO BREAK THE LAW BUT A PRESIDENT WHO PUBLICLY EVEN PRESIDENT WHO PUBLICLY EVEN GLEEFULLY TELLS AMERICANS TO GLEEFULLY TELLS AMERICANS TO BREAK THE LAW, YOU BREAK THE LAW BREAK THE LAW, YOU BREAK THE LAW AND YOU BREAK THE LAW, LET’S ALL AND YOU BREAK THE LAW, LET’S ALL BREAK THE LAW TOGETHER. BREAK THE LAW TOGETHER. I DON’T THINK THIS IS SOMETHING I DON’T THINK THIS IS SOMETHING WE’VE DEALT WITH BEFORE. WE’VE DEALT WITH BEFORE. EVERY GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL WHO IS EVERY GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL WHO IS NOT THE PRESIDENT HAS TO DECIDE NOT THE PRESIDENT HAS TO DECIDE EVERY DAY HOW TO NAVIGATE THIS EVERY DAY HOW TO NAVIGATE THIS NEW TERRAIN. NEW TERRAIN. JOINING ME NOW, CHUCK ROSENBERG, JOINING ME NOW, CHUCK ROSENBERG, FORMER U.S. ATTORNEY AND SENIOR FORMER U.S. ATTORNEY AND SENIOR FBI OFFICIAL AND FORMERLY THE FBI OFFICIAL AND FORMERLY THE ACTING HEAD OF THE DEA. ACTING HEAD OF THE DEA. HE’S ALSO AN MSNBC CONTRIBUTOR. HE’S ALSO AN MSNBC CONTRIBUTOR. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.>>THANKS FOR HAVING ME.>>THANKS FOR HAVING ME.>>WE USED YOU IN THE SETUP TO>>WE USED YOU IN THE SETUP TO EXPLAIN WHEN YOU WERE THE ACTING EXPLAIN WHEN YOU WERE THE ACTING DEA AND THE PRESIDENT MADE THOSE DEA AND THE PRESIDENT MADE THOSE COMMENTS ABOUT NOT BEING SO NICE COMMENTS ABOUT NOT BEING SO NICE AND THE POSITION YOU TOOK. AND THE POSITION YOU TOOK. YOU HAD TO TAKE IT UPON YOURSELF YOU HAD TO TAKE IT UPON YOURSELF TO WRITE AN EMAIL TO YOUR STAFF TO WRITE AN EMAIL TO YOUR STAFF TO SAY, THIS ISN’T THE WAY WE DO TO SAY, THIS ISN’T THE WAY WE DO BUSINESS AFTER DONALD TRUMP MADE BUSINESS AFTER DONALD TRUMP MADE HIS COMMENTS ABOUT ACCEPTING HIS COMMENTS ABOUT ACCEPTING FOREIGN CAMPAIGN HELP. FOREIGN CAMPAIGN HELP. THEY SAID THIS HAD UNDONE MONTHS THEY SAID THIS HAD UNDONE MONTHS OF WORK ESSENTIALLY HIDING WITH OF WORK ESSENTIALLY HIDING WITH FOREIGN SPIES AND DEMORALIZING FOREIGN SPIES AND DEMORALIZING THE AGENTS TRYING TO STOP THEM. THE AGENTS TRYING TO STOP THEM. TELL US WHAT THE EFFECT OF WHAT TELL US WHAT THE EFFECT OF WHAT THE PRESS SAYS HAVE ON OUR THE PRESS SAYS HAVE ON OUR ELECTIONS? ELECTIONS?>>I THINK THAT POLITICO ARTICLE>>I THINK THAT POLITICO ARTICLE WAS SOMEWHAT HYPERBOLIC, ALI, WAS SOMEWHAT HYPERBOLIC, ALI, AND SOMEWHAT ACCURATE. AND SOMEWHAT ACCURATE. LET ME EXPLAIN THAT. LET ME EXPLAIN THAT. SURE THE PRESIDENT’S COMMENTS SURE THE PRESIDENT’S COMMENTS WILL DEMORALIZE THE AGENTS, BUT WILL DEMORALIZE THE AGENTS, BUT DON’T THINK FOR A MINUTE THEY’RE DON’T THINK FOR A MINUTE THEY’RE GOING TO STOP THE WORK THEY’RE GOING TO STOP THE WORK THEY’RE DOING BECAUSE HE SAYS SOMETHING DOING BECAUSE HE SAYS SOMETHING IRRESPONSIBLE OR OWED YUSDIOUS. IRRESPONSIBLE OR OWED YUSDIOUS. THE RUSSIANS STARTED THIS LONG THE RUSSIANS STARTED THIS LONG BEFORE DONALD TRUMP BECAME BEFORE DONALD TRUMP BECAME PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. NOW WE SEE WHY THEY WANTED TO BE NOW WE SEE WHY THEY WANTED TO BE IN CONTROL WHEN DONALD TRUMP IN CONTROL WHEN DONALD TRUMP BECAME PRESIDENT. BECAME PRESIDENT. THIS IS A CURRENT, ONGOING THIS IS A CURRENT, ONGOING SERIOUS THREAT. SERIOUS THREAT. THE PRESIDENT’S WORDS DO NOT THE PRESIDENT’S WORDS DO NOT HELP. HELP. THEY ARE IRRESPONSIBLE, ODIOUS. THEY ARE IRRESPONSIBLE, ODIOUS. THEY WILL NOT STOP THEM FROM THEY WILL NOT STOP THEM FROM DOING THIS. DOING THIS. WHAT ARE WE MEANT TO THINK WHEN WHAT ARE WE MEANT TO THINK WHEN THE PRESIDENT SAYS THIS. THE PRESIDENT SAYS THIS. WHAT DOES THE SYSTEM ALLOW FOR WHAT DOES THE SYSTEM ALLOW FOR IN TERMS OF PEOPLE PUSHING BACK. IN TERMS OF PEOPLE PUSHING BACK. YOU AS THE HEAD OF THE DEA SERNT YOU AS THE HEAD OF THE DEA SERNT A LETTER. A LETTER. THE FBI IS SOMETHING THE THE FBI IS SOMETHING THE PRESIDENT TARGETS ALL THE TIME. PRESIDENT TARGETS ALL THE TIME.>>YES, HE DOES.>>YES, HE DOES. LOOK, THAT WAS A HARD LETTER TO LOOK, THAT WAS A HARD LETTER TO WRITE AND IN SOME WAYS A HARDER WRITE AND IN SOME WAYS A HARDER LETTER TO SEND. LETTER TO SEND. I DID IT INTERNALLY. I DID IT INTERNALLY. I DIDN’T INTEND FOR IT BEING I DIDN’T INTEND FOR IT BEING DISSEMINATED BUT I KNEW THERE DISSEMINATED BUT I KNEW THERE WAS A RISK. WAS A RISK. THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE DEA DO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE DEA DO DIFFICULT, IMPORTANT, DANGEROUS DIFFICULT, IMPORTANT, DANGEROUS WORK AND THEY DO IT WELL. WORK AND THEY DO IT WELL. YOU DON’T WANT TO DRAG THEM INTO YOU DON’T WANT TO DRAG THEM INTO A DEBATE, CERTAINLY NOT A A DEBATE, CERTAINLY NOT A POLITICAL DEBATE. POLITICAL DEBATE. I THINK THAT’S THE CALCULATION I THINK THAT’S THE CALCULATION ANY LEADER HAS TO MAKE. ANY LEADER HAS TO MAKE. CERTAINLY THE CALCULATION CHRIS CERTAINLY THE CALCULATION CHRIS WRAY HAS TO MAKE AS THE DIRECTOR WRAY HAS TO MAKE AS THE DIRECTOR OF THE FBI. OF THE FBI. YOU CANNOT RESPOND EVERY TIME YOU CANNOT RESPOND EVERY TIME THE PRESIDENT SAYS SOMETHING THE PRESIDENT SAYS SOMETHING IRRESPONSIBLE. IRRESPONSIBLE. ALI, YOU WOULD BE RESPONDING ALI, YOU WOULD BE RESPONDING EVERY HOUR OF THE DAY. EVERY HOUR OF THE DAY. PLEASE BELIEVE WHEN I TELL YOU PLEASE BELIEVE WHEN I TELL YOU THERE ARE 37,000 MEN AND WOMEN THERE ARE 37,000 MEN AND WOMEN IN THE FBI, 36,999 ARE A IN THE FBI, 36,999 ARE A APOLITAL CAREER CIVIL SERVANTS APOLITAL CAREER CIVIL SERVANTS AND THEY WILL CONTINUE TO DO AND THEY WILL CONTINUE TO DO THEIR WORK. THEIR WORK.>>CHUCK ROSENBERG, ALWAYS GREAT>>CHUCK ROSENBERG, ALWAYS GREAT TO SEE YOU. TO SEE YOU. FORMER U.S. ATTORNEY, SENIOR FBI

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  • So, many law enforcement are listening the crap he has puked out of his mouth, and many of them are exercising it………That's why they're so aggressive, and instigate lawless behavior! This is him. This is the "United States Corporation".

  • Now who use who Trump is a few classes higher and better , one man played all media anchors into exposing themselves in a childness way , they all take the bait over and over again.

  • I AM BEING AS HONEST AS I WAS THOUGHT BY MY PARENTS… WHY WOULD AS A PRESIDENT TELL AN OFFICIAL OF THE IMMIGRATION IF HE BREAKS THE LAW AND. GOES TO PRISON HE WOULD PARDON HIM I KNOW WHAT'S RIGHT AND WHAT'S WRONG SO THE WAY I WAS RAISED COMING FROM GOOD PARENTS I SEE MR.TRUMP PRESIDENT TOTALLY AND DEFINITELY AND ABSOLUTELY WRONG THAT'S MY OPINION…

  • Everyyyybody lies, Comey, Mueller, Don Mcghan, that lady from the elevator, the guy that wrote the book, the other guy that told the news, the weather man, your late great uncle Benjamin and even God, they all lie, EXCEPT for ME – Donald Trump, I have like the smartest brain and I tell truth bigfully all the time.
    ** May God help us, this is how civilizations crumble from within.

  • Wait till all the Dems find out how the Royal Family is involved in the Pedophile/ Pedovore Scandal. OMG!!! Those who have relied on the MSM for their info will be sorry they didn't do their own research and let themselves be brainwashed by George Soros paid Monsters.

  • its amazing how childish this network is.. nit picking on your own president… if this is what the democrats rely on.. yall gonna lose another election

  • Jonathan Harrison says:

    Be prepared to ignore when people are kidnapped from your streets and thrown into the back of a van! Habeous Corpus! People carted off in vans, in front of your eyes, roughly treated, just ignore it.

  • 8:40 in he gives you the path for Hillary's legal charges over the dossier that was obtained by someone from another country…….

  • If you want to hear something funny that fits in with this vid check out this vid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-LTRwZb35A A VERY STABLE GENIUS – Randy Rainbow Song Parody

  • Doreen Forauer says:

    No matter how hard "some people" try to sabotage President Trump, he is STILL going to be Everyone's President come 2020…….God Bless America and those bright enough to know that President Trump saved this country from those that are too greedy, stealing our taxes and NOT doing their JOBS that they are suppose to be doing, but instead, they are all for ILLEGALS…..Keep making Americans number 1 ~~~ #Trump2020

  • Ofcorse she had a good time! She never met a clown in real life in her house disguised as a " president "
    O ,to be a flie on the wall in Buckingham palace after the Orange partycrashers gone to their hostel.
    The queen single handed opening windows to let in fresh air .

  • jorge rodriguez says:

    For so long we all fought for equality for everyone whether your were black, brown, blue , white or green that because of this president i have lost friends and now he has awaken the racism and segregation between white and every one else. not all of us are born with a silver spoon in our mouth like this president . Thanks to all of you for showing your true colors because of this dude.

  • Action Jackson says:

    I bet this video gets more views than the whole station fake news is fake news and the American people are speaking look at your ratings lol

  • I really cant believe that the good people of America are letting this happen. You've elected one of the most narcissistic and ignorant people in history as your leader. He's destroying two centuries of good work done by past presidents and other world leaders. Two years ago I had emense respect for the USA, today I have none. I do maintain my respect the majority of decent american people but as a country you are in serious trouble. The world is watching and is quite frankly disgusted and worried. Being a 'great' nation is not about how many times your military can destroy the world or how much money you have, It's about making the world a better place for us all. It seems however your leader shares personal traits and ideologies with many of the worst dictators of the past. Clearly he has little or no respect for the world beyond America. But don't be fooled, he really doesn't care that much about the american people either, trump loves trump and you are nothing more than his toys, to be played with and discarded at will. Unchecked, you will not only witness the downfall of your beloved America but a repeat of the world unrest brought on by people like Hitler. Perhaps the caps should read "God Help America".

  • The man,trump, wants to rule by dictates, like a dictator. Screw the law, too much freedom, going on. America is becoming more and more like those authoritative and repressive countries our teachers and leanders used to program and remind us of, how lucky we were to be born in a land that uphold freedom, justice and the American way. Perhaps the country have become bored and tired of those principles?

  • Joseph Schwarzkopf says:

    Now that sotero's COUP has failed, WHEN do the trials for Treason begin? The U.S Constitution has a cure for Treason. Love of country Trumps hate for Donald. MAGA

  • Hector Barajas says:

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-2020-campaign-banners-are-being-proudly-produced-in-china-2018-07-25?fbclid=IwAR1FkDLgafdusD3rolaH4HdpTWgbPrkNSOvWGq1DABx1wKQU7_feGY3tnZ8

  • Donald Trump's disregard for rule of law?…This is EXACTLY what happens when a CRIMINAL, yes, he is — Did I say that? Damned straight, I did! — is President of the United States.

  • Trump says what he wants and does what he wants gets away with it and no one does anything about it. The world is fd up. Get over it.

  • SHE WAS SO FED UP WITH HEARING POLITICAL BS FROM CAREER POLITICIAN WITH THERE POLITICAL CORRECTNESS. SPOON FEEDING HER WHAT SHE WANTED TO HEAR SO THE DONALD WAS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR SO HE GRAB HER BY THE PONYTAIL AND HAD A GOOD TIME

  • Ruth I AM WHAT I AM ! says:

    That right there is what Michael Cohen said when he testified in Congress, that's exactly what he does, he lies and then says" that's not what I said " and so on, watch his testimony again and again until you get it!!!!

  • Constance Zigman says:

    Msnbc
    You bald headed jerk you should be impeached off the air
    You don't seem to realize that once President trump is no longer President in the future there will come a real evil Hitler monster President trump is an angel next to. HITL E R MONSTER that will be in the future
    You will be wishing president trump was back in office you ignorant fool

  • Anyone can say what one wants to say, whether it's good or bad.  We do have the constitution giving us this privilege under our law.  We are not living in the communist country, you know!  It is up to the individual's sound discretion to say or not to say about anything.  The problem is that the people often times do not hear what others have said, turning it into an arguments instead.  Being a contentious person is not a good or mature thing to do.  Thank you.

  • I have three children that I am truly worried for them in our “New America”… he is a 100% Dictator, definitely not an American President!

  • trump is fine, he comes across as an ordinary man, he is more truthful than these people who keep quiet, he comes out with it as it is, he is straight, give him a break, he is doing his best

  • It seems as though everyone who has had contact with POTUS walks away confused by his lies or ripped off in one way or another. Pure poison!

  • Trevor Headley says:

    Pocahontas the great American sent up peace signals. And the Caribs and the Arawaks did not see war clouds. Only black gold and eldorado.

  • Pamela Douglas says:

    Well all this talk and talk and more talk.
    I said this im gonna say it again. Trump does and says anything he wants.
    I said that to say this,
    When he mashes that nuclear button everybody will be satisfied. Us,as,a nation there is no one to keep the people in
    This Country out of harms way. And thats my view

  • Marguerite Galimitakis says:

    This guy hates the law. Lock him up now. This guy should of nevet been allowed to be president. We have a low life criminal in the white house. This guy hates the rule of law.. the f.b.i. director is wrong. Lock yrumo up.now!

  • Marguerite Galimitakis says:

    These trumpist like this low life criminal. They need to shut their mouths. Trumo needs to be in prison not in the white house. He is a very dangerous man in rhe wnite house.

  • Ken Bugbee
    You are the fool, you are supporting the racist child molester and his foreign wife and the rest of his family, maybe you should use your guns on trump

  • Trump alone is not the problem. WTF's the GOP doing? Where is the enforcement of Checks and Balances. The Founding Fathers put everything into the Constitution you need to curb a tyrant. What's missing is the execution. Sadly, all Americans of voting ability can sort out the Trump problem in 2020, but to repair the damage that has been done to the institutions and democracy may well be a tougher solve.

  • Jlaudiomustangs10 says:

    Blah blah blah…Trump 2020 is all I got out of this and the polls show the same thing…hahaha. please place liberal verbal diarrhea replies below👇👇💩

  • Glenn Oropeza says:

    Donald is so evasive! He never owns up to anything! He breaks the law and denies it and the GOP enables him! Not an honest bone in his body yet Trump supporters believe he's honest! Make our country great again? Not with Trump in office!

  • Okay, talking bout rule of law. Then, is it lawful to keep a fraudulent person like Omar as a representative for a whole big group of American people?

  • Impeach. Congress & Senate must be pushed into action by overwhelming public opinion. Email your reps, tell them you want Trump out!

  • It just kills them that trump is “the cool kid” and that he is only about 20 times smarter than him. It really kills them that people enjoy being around him more than them. And it really really kills them that he is a man if GOD and that his morals are not corrupted like theirs. Lmao. I love it

  • SEMPER FIDELIS says:

    WHEN WHEN WHEN OH GOD WILL THIS LIAR, CRIMINAL, SEXUAL PREDATOR, CHEAT, WHOREMONGER, BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL HIS CRIMES!!!?????

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