Full Panel: Trump vs. Congress As President Promises To Fight Subpoenas | Meet The Press | NBC News

Full Panel: Trump vs. Congress As President Promises To Fight Subpoenas | Meet The Press | NBC News


>>>WELCOME BACK.>>>WELCOME BACK. THE PANEL IS HERE. THE PANEL IS HERE. HELENE COOPER, ROBERT COSTA AND HELENE COOPER, ROBERT COSTA AND MODERATOR OF WASHINGTON WEEK ON MODERATOR OF WASHINGTON WEEK ON PBS AND FORMER REPUBLICAN PBS AND FORMER REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN OF FLORIDA. CONGRESSMAN OF FLORIDA. WALL STREET JOURNAL COLUMNIST WALL STREET JOURNAL COLUMNIST PEGGY NOONAN. PEGGY NOONAN. WELCOME ALL. WELCOME ALL. LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS WHOLE LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS WHOLE ARGUMENT ABOUT THE MUELLER ARGUMENT ABOUT THE MUELLER REPORT AND THE APPROACH OF THE REPORT AND THE APPROACH OF THE PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. PEGGY, YOU HAVE LIVED THROUGH PEGGY, YOU HAVE LIVED THROUGH THIS BEFORE. THIS BEFORE. THE PRESIDENT SAYING THAT HE THE PRESIDENT SAYING THAT HE WILL ABSOLUTELY — IT’S CASE WILL ABSOLUTELY — IT’S CASE CLOSED. CLOSED. HE WILL NOT COOPERATE. HE WILL NOT COOPERATE. HE WILL NOT SEND WITNESSES. HE WILL NOT SEND WITNESSES. CAN HE GET AWAY WITH IT? CAN HE GET AWAY WITH IT?>>IT’S POSSIBLE.>>IT’S POSSIBLE. I MEAN, WE HAVE ROUGHLY A I MEAN, WE HAVE ROUGHLY A YEARLONG WINDOW FOR THIS TO BE YEARLONG WINDOW FOR THIS TO BE WORKED OUT IN TERMS OF WORKED OUT IN TERMS OF LEGALISMS. LEGALISMS. I HAVE TO TELL YOU, I THINK THE I HAVE TO TELL YOU, I THINK THE POLLING YOU SHOWED AT THE TOP OF POLLING YOU SHOWED AT THE TOP OF THE SHOW WITH A MAJORITY OF THE SHOW WITH A MAJORITY OF AMERICANS NOT WANTING TO GO AMERICANS NOT WANTING TO GO TOWARDS IMPEACHMENT, WHICH I TOWARDS IMPEACHMENT, WHICH I THINK IMPLIES THE HEARINGS AND THINK IMPLIES THE HEARINGS AND INVESTIGATIONS — INVESTIGATIONS –>>LET’S SHOW THAT.>>LET’S SHOW THAT. LET’S PUT IT UP ONE MORE TIME LET’S PUT IT UP ONE MORE TIME FOR PEOPLE TO SEE IT. FOR PEOPLE TO SEE IT. 56% SAYING THEY DO NOT WANT 56% SAYING THEY DO NOT WANT IMPEACHMENT. IMPEACHMENT. 37% SAY THEY DO. 37% SAY THEY DO. AND THE DEMOCRATS CLEARLY AND THE DEMOCRATS CLEARLY DIVIDED. DIVIDED.>>YES.>>YES. BUT EVEN MORE INTERESTING, I BUT EVEN MORE INTERESTING, I THINK A MAJORITY OR ALMOST A THINK A MAJORITY OR ALMOST A MAJORITY SAID THEY DIDN’T NOT MAJORITY SAID THEY DIDN’T NOT WANT IMPEACHMENT BECAUSE THEY WANT IMPEACHMENT BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT THE PRESIDENT WAS THOUGHT THE PRESIDENT WAS TELLING THE TRUTH. TELLING THE TRUTH. THEY DIDN’T THINK THE PRESIDENT THEY DIDN’T THINK THE PRESIDENT HAS TOLD THE TRUTH. HAS TOLD THE TRUTH.>>58% SAID THINK THEY HE LIED.>>58% SAID THINK THEY HE LIED.>>TO ME I THINK THEY GOT IT>>TO ME I THINK THEY GOT IT EXACTLY RIGHT. EXACTLY RIGHT. I WOULD THROW OPEN THE QUESTION, I WOULD THROW OPEN THE QUESTION, I UNDERSTAND THE PARTISAN I UNDERSTAND THE PARTISAN POLITICS OF IT. POLITICS OF IT. I UNDERSTAND THE INVESTIGATOR I UNDERSTAND THE INVESTIGATOR FERVOR GOING ON IN THE HOUSE. FERVOR GOING ON IN THE HOUSE. WHAT IS CURIOUS TO ME IS WHAT WHAT IS CURIOUS TO ME IS WHAT EXACTLY, IF YOU DEVOTE THE NEXT EXACTLY, IF YOU DEVOTE THE NEXT SIX, NINE MONTHS TO MORE SIX, NINE MONTHS TO MORE INVESTIGATIONS AND HEARINGS ARE INVESTIGATIONS AND HEARINGS ARE YOU LOOKING TO LEARN? YOU LOOKING TO LEARN? YOU WILL GET DON McGAHN IN, ASK YOU WILL GET DON McGAHN IN, ASK HIM WHAT HE SAID TO THE HIM WHAT HE SAID TO THE PRESIDENT, THE PRESIDENT SAID TO PRESIDENT, THE PRESIDENT SAID TO HIM. HIM. HE’LL SAY WHAT HE SAID IN THE HE’LL SAY WHAT HE SAID IN THE MUELLER REPORT. MUELLER REPORT. MY THOUGHT IS ACTUALLY THE MY THOUGHT IS ACTUALLY THE MUELLER REPORT DID THE WORK IT MUELLER REPORT DID THE WORK IT HAD TO DO. HAD TO DO. OVER TWO YEARS, 500 PEOPLE OVER TWO YEARS, 500 PEOPLE QUESTIONED AND INTERVIEWED, 40 QUESTIONED AND INTERVIEWED, 40 INVESTIGATORS AND FBI OFFICIALS. INVESTIGATORS AND FBI OFFICIALS. OH MY GOODNESS, LET EVERYONE IN OH MY GOODNESS, LET EVERYONE IN AMERICA READ IT. AMERICA READ IT. THEY’LL GET THE UNREDACTED THEY’LL GET THE UNREDACTED VERSION SOON. VERSION SOON. LEAVE IT ALONE. LEAVE IT ALONE. I HOPE THEY DO. I HOPE THEY DO. AND I THINK THEY PRETTY MUCH AND I THINK THEY PRETTY MUCH WILL. WILL. BUT CONGRESS HAS A JOB TO DO BUT CONGRESS HAS A JOB TO DO NOW. NOW. YOU KNOW, THERE IS SOCIAL YOU KNOW, THERE IS SOCIAL SECURITY, IMMIGRATION, ET SECURITY, IMMIGRATION, ET CETERA. CETERA. MY GOODNESS, WORK FOR THE MY GOODNESS, WORK FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. AMERICAN PEOPLE. SORRY TO GIVE A SPEECH THERE. SORRY TO GIVE A SPEECH THERE.>>LET ME SHOW YOU NEW YORK>>LET ME SHOW YOU NEW YORK MAGAZINE. MAGAZINE. IF THE PRESIDENT WANTONLY IF THE PRESIDENT WANTONLY OBSTRUCTS JUSTICE AND THE OBSTRUCTS JUSTICE AND THE OPPOSITION PARTY IMMEDIATELY OPPOSITION PARTY IMMEDIATELY WOIRYES ABOUT THE POLITICAL WOIRYES ABOUT THE POLITICAL COSTS, WE’RE IN DEEP TROUBLE. COSTS, WE’RE IN DEEP TROUBLE.>>I HAVE ASKED HOUSE DEMOCRATS>>I HAVE ASKED HOUSE DEMOCRATS ABOUT THOSE QUESTIONS. ABOUT THOSE QUESTIONS. WHY DO YOU NEED TO PROCEED WHY DO YOU NEED TO PROCEED FORWARD AND BRING OTHER PEOPLE FORWARD AND BRING OTHER PEOPLE MENTIONED IN THE MUELLER REPORT. MENTIONED IN THE MUELLER REPORT. THEY SAY THEY HAVE TO TELL A THEY SAY THEY HAVE TO TELL A STORY TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, STORY TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, HAVE PEOPLE PUT THEIR HAND IN HAVE PEOPLE PUT THEIR HAND IN THE AIR AND NARRATE WHAT THEY THE AIR AND NARRATE WHAT THEY SAID BECAUSE DEMOCRATS DON’T SAID BECAUSE DEMOCRATS DON’T BELIEVE THE OBSTRUCTION CASE HAS BELIEVE THE OBSTRUCTION CASE HAS BEEN FULLY MADE AGAINST BEEN FULLY MADE AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP. PRESIDENT TRUMP. BUT THEY DO RECOGNIZE, MOSTLY BUT THEY DO RECOGNIZE, MOSTLY PRIVATELY, THAT THERE IS A BIG PRIVATELY, THAT THERE IS A BIG POLITICAL RISK HERE. POLITICAL RISK HERE. WHAT IS THE APPETITE OUT THERE WHAT IS THE APPETITE OUT THERE IN THE COUNTRY. IN THE COUNTRY. WHEN I SPOKE TO PRESIDENT TRUMP WHEN I SPOKE TO PRESIDENT TRUMP THIS WEEK, HE BELIEVES HE CAN THIS WEEK, HE BELIEVES HE CAN MAKE A POLITICAL CASE AGAINST MAKE A POLITICAL CASE AGAINST THE DEMOCRATS. THE DEMOCRATS. THEY’RE SPENDING FAR TOO MUCH THEY’RE SPENDING FAR TOO MUCH TIME ON THIS. TIME ON THIS. BUT IT’S A LITTLE BIT NUANCED. BUT IT’S A LITTLE BIT NUANCED. HE SAID HE HASN’T MADE A FINAL, HE SAID HE HASN’T MADE A FINAL, FINAL DECISION ON ASSERTING FINAL DECISION ON ASSERTING EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE. EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE. WE SAW THIS WEEK WITH THE WE SAW THIS WEEK WITH THE SECURITY CLEARANCE PROCESS. SECURITY CLEARANCE PROCESS. THE DEMOCRATS ARE ACTUALLY GOING THE DEMOCRATS ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO BE ABLE TO BRING SOMEONE UP TO BE ABLE TO BRING SOMEONE UP TO TALK TO HOUSE DEMOCRATS. TO TALK TO HOUSE DEMOCRATS.>>THAT’S THE ONE EXCEPTION.>>THAT’S THE ONE EXCEPTION.>>YOU KNOW WHAT THAT REVEALS?>>YOU KNOW WHAT THAT REVEALS? IT REVEALS THERE IS A IT REVEALS THERE IS A NEGOTIATION GOING ON. NEGOTIATION GOING ON. IT’S NOT TOTALLY BLACK AND WHITE IT’S NOT TOTALLY BLACK AND WHITE AT THIS POINT IN TERMS OF THE AT THIS POINT IN TERMS OF THE STAND OFF BEHIND THE WHITE HOUSE STAND OFF BEHIND THE WHITE HOUSE AND CONGRESS. AND CONGRESS.>>WILL THE PRESIDENT PAY ANY>>WILL THE PRESIDENT PAY ANY PRICE FOR STONE WALLING IF HE PRICE FOR STONE WALLING IF HE CONTINUES TO OBJECT TO MOST OF CONTINUES TO OBJECT TO MOST OF THE UNREDACTED OR THE REDACTED THE UNREDACTED OR THE REDACTED VERSION NOT BEING ABLE TO VERSION NOT BEING ABLE TO CONGRESS. CONGRESS.>>HERE’S THE PROBLEM WITH THE>>HERE’S THE PROBLEM WITH THE MUELLER REPORT. MUELLER REPORT. FOR THE PRESIDENT AND HIS FOR THE PRESIDENT AND HIS SUPPORTERS, IT IS OBVIOUS THAT SUPPORTERS, IT IS OBVIOUS THAT IT WAS NOT A WITCH HUNT. IT WAS NOT A WITCH HUNT. IT WAS PROFESSIONAL. IT WAS PROFESSIONAL. IT WAS THOROUGH, AND IT WAS IT WAS THOROUGH, AND IT WAS FAIR, AND IT DOES CAST THE FAIR, AND IT DOES CAST THE ADMINISTRATION IN A NEGATIVE ADMINISTRATION IN A NEGATIVE LIGHT. LIGHT. HOWEVER, FOR THE PRESIDENT’S HOWEVER, FOR THE PRESIDENT’S OPPONENT, THE PROBLEM IS OPPONENT, THE PROBLEM IS SIMILAR, THAT THE MUELLER REPORT SIMILAR, THAT THE MUELLER REPORT WAS FAIR, IT WAS SOBER AND IT WAS FAIR, IT WAS SOBER AND IT DOES NOT OBVIOUSLY PROVOKE DOES NOT OBVIOUSLY PROVOKE IMPEACHMENT. IMPEACHMENT. SO THE WAY THE ADMINISTRATION SO THE WAY THE ADMINISTRATION HANDLED THESE INQUIRIES, THESE HANDLED THESE INQUIRIES, THESE SUBPOENAS, THAT’S WHERE THE SUBPOENAS, THAT’S WHERE THE PUBLIC COULD EITHER SUPPORT PUBLIC COULD EITHER SUPPORT IMPEACHMENT MORE OR REJECT IT IMPEACHMENT MORE OR REJECT IT MORE THAN WE’RE SEEING EVEN MORE THAN WE’RE SEEING EVEN TODAY IN THESE POLL NUMBERS. TODAY IN THESE POLL NUMBERS. THAT’S KIND OF THE SQUEEZE, THAT’S KIND OF THE SQUEEZE, RIGHT? RIGHT? I SAW THIS. I SAW THIS. JOHN BOEHNER WENT THROUGH THIS. JOHN BOEHNER WENT THROUGH THIS. NOW NANCY PELOSI IS GOING NOW NANCY PELOSI IS GOING THROUGH IT. THROUGH IT. THIS SQUEEZE THAT 37%, THE THIS SQUEEZE THAT 37%, THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC BASE THAT LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC BASE THAT DOES WANT IMPEACHMENT TO BEGIN DOES WANT IMPEACHMENT TO BEGIN TODAY, IT’S GOING TO BE TODAY, IT’S GOING TO BE INTERESTING TO WATCH THE SPEAKER INTERESTING TO WATCH THE SPEAKER NAVIGATE THESE WATERS. NAVIGATE THESE WATERS. IT HAS BEEN IN THE EARLY WEEKS. IT HAS BEEN IN THE EARLY WEEKS.>>WHEN WE LOOK AT THE>>WHEN WE LOOK AT THE REPUBLICAN SENATORS, MITT ROMNEY REPUBLICAN SENATORS, MITT ROMNEY IS THE ONLY ONE THAT SPOKE UP IS THE ONLY ONE THAT SPOKE UP ABOUT THE MUELLER REPORT. ABOUT THE MUELLER REPORT. AND YOU HAVE GOT LINDSEY GRAHAM AND YOU HAVE GOT LINDSEY GRAHAM HAS CHAIRMAN OF THE JUDICIARY HAS CHAIRMAN OF THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE SAYING HE’S NOT EVEN COMMITTEE SAYING HE’S NOT EVEN SAYING HE’S GOING TO LET MUELLER SAYING HE’S GOING TO LET MUELLER TESTIFY. TESTIFY. LET ME SHOW YOU ANOTHER LINDSEY LET ME SHOW YOU ANOTHER LINDSEY GRAHAM, A DIFFERENT PRESIDENT, A GRAHAM, A DIFFERENT PRESIDENT, A DIFFERENT IMPEACHMENT ISSUE. DIFFERENT IMPEACHMENT ISSUE.>>YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE TO BE>>YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE TO BE CONVICTED OF A CRIME TO LOSE CONVICTED OF A CRIME TO LOSE YOUR JOB IN THIS CONSTITUTION YOUR JOB IN THIS CONSTITUTION REPUBLIC. REPUBLIC. IF THIS BODY DETERMINES THAT IF THIS BODY DETERMINES THAT YOUR CONDUCT AS A PUBLIC YOUR CONDUCT AS A PUBLIC OFFICIAL IS CLEARLY OFFICIAL IS CLEARLY OUT-OF-BOUNDS IN YOUR ROLE. OUT-OF-BOUNDS IN YOUR ROLE. IMPEACHMENT IS NOT ABOUT IMPEACHMENT IS NOT ABOUT PUNISHMENT. PUNISHMENT. IMPEACHMENT IS ABOUT CLEANSING IMPEACHMENT IS ABOUT CLEANSING THE OFFICE. THE OFFICE.>>THAT’S THE SORT OF VIDEO>>THAT’S THE SORT OF VIDEO WHICH HAS BEEN GOING AROUND ALL WHICH HAS BEEN GOING AROUND ALL WEEK THAT MAKE PEOPLE SO WEEK THAT MAKE PEOPLE SO SKEPTICAL AND SO DISGUSTED WITH SKEPTICAL AND SO DISGUSTED WITH POLITICS. POLITICS. I MEAN, THAT’S WHY AT THE END OF I MEAN, THAT’S WHY AT THE END OF THE DAY, THIS ENTIRE DEBATE IS THE DAY, THIS ENTIRE DEBATE IS ALL POLITICAL THEATER. ALL POLITICAL THEATER. IT IS ALL ABOUT WHO IS IT IS ALL ABOUT WHO IS MANEUVERING TO MAKE SURE THAT MANEUVERING TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY LOOK GOOD? THEY LOOK GOOD? LET’S FACE IT. LET’S FACE IT. IT IS ALREADY 2020. IT IS ALREADY 2020. WE’RE IN AN ELECTION YEAR. WE’RE IN AN ELECTION YEAR. THIS IS THE ELECTION CYCLE. THIS IS THE ELECTION CYCLE. THE PRESIDENT’S ELECTION CYCLE THE PRESIDENT’S ELECTION CYCLE HAS BEGUN. HAS BEGUN. WHAT YOU ARE SEEING NOW IS ALL WHAT YOU ARE SEEING NOW IS ALL ABOUT HOW DO WE MANEUVER ABOUT HOW DO WE MANEUVER OURSELVES? OURSELVES? NANCY PEL LOWLY TRYING TO NANCY PEL LOWLY TRYING TO BALANCE. BALANCE. YOU SEE ON THE REPUBLICAN SIDE YOU SEE ON THE REPUBLICAN SIDE THEY WANT THIS MUELLER REPORT TO THEY WANT THIS MUELLER REPORT TO GO AWAY. GO AWAY.>>YOU GOT TO SEE THE REPUBLICAN>>YOU GOT TO SEE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY TODAY. PARTY TODAY. THAT INTERVIEW YOU DID WITH THAT INTERVIEW YOU DID WITH SENATOR JOHNSON, HE’S USING THE SENATOR JOHNSON, HE’S USING THE WORD SABOTAGE. WORD SABOTAGE. PRESIDENT TRUMP IS USING THE PRESIDENT TRUMP IS USING THE WORD SCUM, CUE. WORD SCUM, CUE. IF THEY CHOOSE TO IMPEACH, EVERY IF THEY CHOOSE TO IMPEACH, EVERY REPUBLICAN SOURCE I HAVE SAY REPUBLICAN SOURCE I HAVE SAY THAT IMPEACHMENT DIES IN THE THAT IMPEACHMENT DIES IN THE SENATE. SENATE. A TRIAL WILL NEVER GO FORWARD. A TRIAL WILL NEVER GO FORWARD.>>HASN’T THE PRESIDENT WITH THE>>HASN’T THE PRESIDENT WITH THE HELP OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL HELP OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL BRANDED THIS BEFORE THE MUELLER BRANDED THIS BEFORE THE MUELLER REPORT CAME OUT. REPORT CAME OUT. FOR THREE WEEKS THEY WENT AROUND FOR THREE WEEKS THEY WENT AROUND SAYING EXONERATED, NO COLLUSION, SAYING EXONERATED, NO COLLUSION, CONSPIRACY. CONSPIRACY.>>AND THEN PEOPLE GOT A LOOK AT>>AND THEN PEOPLE GOT A LOOK AT THE REPORT AND THEY SAW IT WAS A THE REPORT AND THEY SAW IT WAS A FAIRLY DREADFUL PORTRAIT. FAIRLY DREADFUL PORTRAIT. I DON’T THINK IT TOLD US EXACTLY I DON’T THINK IT TOLD US EXACTLY THINGS THAT WE DIDN’T KNOW THAT THINGS THAT WE DIDN’T KNOW THAT WERE SHOCKING. WERE SHOCKING. I THINK WE HAD A SENSE OF THE I THINK WE HAD A SENSE OF THE REIGNING REALITY THERE IN THE REIGNING REALITY THERE IN THE WHITE HOUSE. WHITE HOUSE. LET ME THROW IN, BY THE WAY. LET ME THROW IN, BY THE WAY. IF THE HOUSE MOVES TO IMPEACH IF THE HOUSE MOVES TO IMPEACH AND IF IT HAS BIG, SERIOUS, AND IF IT HAS BIG, SERIOUS, PROLONGED HEARINGS, I THINK PROLONGED HEARINGS, I THINK EVERYBODY ASSUMES THE PRESIDENT EVERYBODY ASSUMES THE PRESIDENT WILL REALLY HATE THAT. WILL REALLY HATE THAT. I THINK HE’S GOING TO USE THAT I THINK HE’S GOING TO USE THAT FACT EVERY DAY ON TV. FACT EVERY DAY ON TV. HE’S GOING TO USE IT AS A FOIL. HE’S GOING TO USE IT AS A FOIL. HE’S GOING TO BE TWEETING. HE’S GOING TO BE TWEETING. HE’S GOING TO BE FIGHTING. HE’S GOING TO BE FIGHTING. HE’S GOING TO BE PLAYING THE HE’S GOING TO BE PLAYING THE PART OF THE BESIEGED PERSON.

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100 thoughts on “Full Panel: Trump vs. Congress As President Promises To Fight Subpoenas | Meet The Press | NBC News”

  • Who are these polling numbers from? Old people with landlines? Let’s start getting accurate polls, put voting on Blockchain.

  • The Spirit of Food.com since 1998 says:

    We may be wise to leave the Mannequin in the White House and hold him mute and disarmed until 2020 elections officially remove him from office. Then let the courts determine his punishment. I do not need to see his punishment, rather the House and Senate take up their obligated work of serving We The People, again.

  • Noonan: "We have a year for this to be worked out with the legalisms" <—neglecting the simple fact that it was worked out 232 years ago in 1787.

  • Carolyn Talbot says:

    The majority of people haven't read the report. Public hearings allow the truth to counter the blatantly false characterization given by Barr. Bi-partisan support for impeachment will follow televised hearings, and ensure Trump's following is faced with facts. Right now, they have plausible deniability about supporting a traitor.

  • Curbelo: "It [the Mueller report] does not obviously provoke impeachment" <—- key words "obviously" and "provoke" showing us how political this is, and showing us how much Mr Curbelo is willing to allow a Republican president to get away with all the things listed in the Mueller report.

  • It's stupid! It's not a political issue. It's a criminal issue! Excusing Obstruction of Justice is criminal also. It should not matter which Party you identify with.

  • Democrats should focus on the election security aspect of the report because that was 100% confirmed by the Mueller report. The rest is all up for political debate. Nothing is going to get done in terms of impeachment but at least address that issue. If Republicans are comfortable with the report when it comes to Conspiracy and Obstruction of Justice, they should be forced to acknowledge and address something that could materially affect the 2020 election.

  • Voice of knowledge says:

    Pelosi's inability to lead and control her democratic colleagues has allowed the congress to degenerate into a liberal insane asylum, where nutcases like Tlaib, Omar, Cortez and Maxine waters are free to wander about while spewing out nonsense. Instead of helping America, they spend their time badmouthing all things Trump.

  • This debate is ridiculous ! The GOP poisened the Impeachment well with Clinton being impeached for lying about cheating on Hillary. They didn't even debate it. They went straight to Impeachment. The blatant, brazen, hypocrisy of the GOP is astounding and YOU the press go along with this merry- go-round charade. Nobody on this panel addresses the Elephant in the room. Donald Trump is an Unindicted co- conspirator in a crime that his personal lawyer is going to jail for.
    The President and the GOP controlled Senate are flouting laws and their oath of office. The President is refusing to allow Constitutional, Legal oversight of Anything he does.
    Democrats and the Press need to verbally separate the Mueller report ( which is about Russian hacking of the Election ) and Donald Trump's financial criminality. Tax evasion, insurance fraud, money laundering, Emoluments, Inauguration donations,
    Presidential Merchandise….for God sake !…. If this were 2012…the GOP would be absolutely apoplectic ! They would be calling for Obama's head and they the Republicans know it !
    I witnessed more outrage by the GOP over President Obama's Tan Suit, than they can muster for This criminal president.

  • One thing Peggy Noonan forgets, nothing is going to get done in Congress anyway. What ever the House puts to the Senate McConnell is going to shut down. Look at his last talk at his town hall meeting, he will obstruct anything the Dem's put forward. TKiwi

  • Not impeaching this president will guarantee this will all happen again, most likely in a much more egregious way. There is no tangible consequence for Trump’s bad behavior. Not only did Trump violate his oath to defend the Constitution, now Congress is doing the same for failing to carry out its oversight and prosecution of this president for his constitutional transgressions. They are all still looking out for their own personal political interests instead of the good of the nation.

  • What I want to learn: Pence knowledge of Flynn criminal activity. Trump tax crimes. Trump tower meeting caller blocked ID. Russian money funnelled through NRA. Translator notes from Putin meetings. Emoluments. Blocking DHS prep for Hackers in 2020. Conspiracy to interfere with Mueller. Secret back channel encryption equipment request to the Russians by Kushner. What happened after his driver saw the hookers at his hotel door in Moscow? Cleansing the office.

  • Q ANNOUNCEMENT
    MY POLITICAL VOTE WILL BE CAST FOR THE CANDIDATE WHO WILL STAND UP FOR THE CONSTITUTION AND ACT ON ITS PRINCIPLES.
    FREEING
    CHELSEA MANNING
    FREEING
    JULIAN ASSANGE AND
    BRINGING BACK HOME TO AMERICA
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  • Brigitte Scott says:

    1) Most people may not read “War and Peace”, but they just might watch the movie. Most people may not read the “Mueller Report” but they just might watch the movie. Congress should bring McGahn, et al. to testify in order to bring life to the Mueller report and bring reality to what Trump has done.

  • Martin Whalley says:

    You can't legislate under the rule of law, proceeding without restoring faith in the rule of law, is fantasy.
    Without letting these hearings proceed on a natural course, will embolden Trump to go even further off the legal path. You need to understand, he will not cede power under any circumstances

  • Longsnapper 53 says:

    LOL what a thick bunch of twits. Let's talk about passing some goddamned legislation. If anyone is getting investigated it's gonna be those that started the witch hunt.

  • Brigitte Scott says:

    2) Many Americans Consider immigrants coming to our southern border a national security risk while continuing to overlook the threat of Russia continuing to assault American democracy. why? Could it be optics. Many Americans can see immigrants marching to our borders on TV. Americans cannot see what our national security agencies see, the March of Putin against American Democracy. That’s why it’s important that congress hold hearings. Not just to expose Trump, but to expose Putin, in the context of the Mueller Report.

  • Brigitte Scott says:

    Peggy Nunan is naive and doesn’t seem to understand that Trump supporters will not read the Mueller Report. They are relying on Trump, Barr’s, and the Republicans to interpret it for them. As was said in “A Few Good Men” they don’t want to know.

  • Angelica RoseMarie says:

    MSNBC/Hello America!!!
    Respectfully, I'm a fan.
    Peggy Noonan from my perspective. … no one should "leave it alone " when it concerns alleged Obstruction of Justice criminal actions by this current president or any president.
    I've never heard you say, "leave it alone" when it concerned all the wasteful Republicans continous government spending about Hillary Clinton email investigations.
    The Trumpism swamp filled Republicans still want to hold hearings against Hillary Clinton.
    President Trump has mentioned he still wants Hillary Clinton investigated and probably locked up in federal prison.
    I can guarantee you he'll keep this ridiculous chant "lock her up" mantra within some of his campaign speeches.
    According to news reports /Mueller Special Counsel Criminal investigation team report,
    there was great probability allegedly that " Criminal Obstruction of Justice was committed," in order for Congress to hold more important investigation hearings towards this current president.
    Most people within our nation…. want to see and hear the truth about Trump's narcissistic drama within his alleged, "Criminal Obstruction of Justice" shenanigans.
    There's extreme interest amongst those registered voters, who will vote specifically due to President Trump's alleged unpresidential potential Obstruction of Justice criminal illegal actions.
    Who cares about the news polls?!!!Most American people want decent living wage jobs, the best medical health care insurance, being capable to breathe clean air/drink fresh uncontaminated water ,take safe showers/baths with out feeling they might have contacted some illness due to contaminated water.
    How many of these people are really registered voters?!
    Will they definitely show up to vote during the 2020 presidential elections?!
    Many registered voters I know are having voting party sleep overs, putting in for a few days off work just to prepare themselves for long lines, illegal voter suppression tactics by the tricky Republicans & the Russian military cyberspace intelligence criminal hacker trolls,
    who already has access to hack into our election systems and electrical grids from the 2016 presidential elections.
    They've probably already successfully purged millions of voter registration information that no one can trace through computer software counterintelligence cyberspace channels.
    My perspective is that. … President Trump isn't eager to stop the blatant corruption and election fraud by the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin / Russian military intelligence cyberspace criminals…. it would be a total disadvantage to Trump's narcissistic selfish ego to loose.
    Within my opinion, winning at all costs is Trump's goal……by any means necessary.
    Poltical pundits and debaters want to discuss the pros and cons of Trump's possible politica illegal shenanigans / mess.
    Most people within our nation would rather just vote Trump out of office. …ASAP!!!!
    Especially, because Trump costs most voters to pay a lot more in taxes this year, and made darn sure he enriched himself in tax returns and others within his swamp filled presidential inner circle.
    This definitely included…
    Mitch McConnell/the Majority Senate Republicans.
    America, there's 22 Republican seats up front & center to be voted out in 2020.
    In my earnest opinion,
    Some of these heartless Republicans continously support legal legislation action against there own loyal Repubican constiuents to remove/stop their valuable health care medical insurance.
    Talk about throwing grandma & grandpa and whomever else's families off the train, then pushing them over the cliff. WOW!!!
    The Grim reapers has stiff competition with some of these horrifically heartless Trump Era Swamp Majority Senate Republicans.
    We can all collectively fix these horrible threatening problematic situational health care insurance worries by swiftly voting out any political dirtiest deed politican who threatens to take away life saving medical health care insurance from millions of Americans….take is incurs your beautiful families Republican dedicated voters.
    It's extremely possible that Trump along with other 2020 presidential campaign election presidential candidates will not be allowed on certain state's ballots, if they refuse to present at least 5yrs of their tax returns. YESSS!!!
    The fleecing of America continues within the Trump Era. WOW!!!!!!!

  • The only thing needed for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing.ALL members of congress need to think long and hard about that, when looking in the mirror before bed tonight.

    And Congress IS working on the needs of the people. This impression that this Trump circus is all Congress have on their plate and nothing else is being done, is categorically false. The only reason anyone gets that impression, is because that is the only thing the media covers. The over 435 working members of congress and their thousands of staffers, are working on hundreds upon hundreds of cases in parallel every day. This ordeal is a false narrative created by a perpetual single-lane reporting focus for far too long, and now it has come full circle; the media is criticizing Congress on the basis of this false narrative of their own device.

    Dedicate some reporting and air time to all the other things going on in Congress. That is how you fix this.

  • Noonan, the good Republican, knows that the open committee investigations will horrify the American people and the republicans will pay at the ballot box

  • I'm pretty tired of these turds misrepresenting EVERYTHING. First, the Mueller report is NOT an impeachment report. The DoJ doesn't work for Congress. 2nd, all the INFORMATION in the Mueller report is Prosecutorial evidence, and is incomplete, and UNTESTED under cross examination. this is information from a prosecutor, not some independant commission, or bipartisan committe, which there were 2 investigations in the house and senate, and they came up with nothing as well. Imagine, if O.J. Simpson wasn't allowed a defense? Imagine if it were only a prosecutor, he'd be long gone, in jail. And lastly, showing a video of Lindey Graham, somehow is a lynchpin for impeachment. Why do you not think NBC is playing the Video clips of all the Democrat members? Because they were arguing AGAINST impeachment. Like Jerry Naddler. This is misdirection/propaganda as always.

  • America can not allow the censored, totally biased NBC network to be used as puppets by the dirty cops who run our Dept of Justice any longer. Donald Trump will rout out the military contractors and other crooks who own Democrat politicians and call their tune. The Russian hoax was Dems "insurance" against a Trump victory. We've got top cops admitting it under oath. Americans see through your propaganda and lies NBC.

  • Russia – Isn't that the Country where Obama leaned over to Medvedev and said; "tell Mr. Putin that I'll be glad to bend over and grab my ankles for Russia once I'm re-elected". That was about the same time he told us that the attack on our Lybian Embassy was made folks coming home from a movie that Muslims didn't like. Oddly, the movie goes were equipped with machine guns & mortars. After Obama, Hitler would have been an improvement.

  • Excuse me…… president committed obstruction of justice and does not even get impeached????? I’m sorry.. what kind of bull crap is that? What kind of Message does that send to him and future presidents?

  • Clifford Roebuck says:

    This is crap!! F*** the politics it can't be normalized. I don't want Pence, but trumped needs to be impeched.

  • NOONAN NEEDS TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE POLLS MORE THAN 60% OF AMERICANS WANT TRUMP IMPEACHED AND 37% CAN'T READ IF THEY COULD THEY WOULD HAVE READ THE MUELLER REPORT VOLUME I AND II IT PAINTS TRUMP AS A TREASONOUS CROOK HERE READ IT FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT HAS A READING DISORDER AMAZON HAS THE AUDIO BOOK >> MUELLER REPORT VOLUME I AND II https://games-cdn.washingtonpost.com/notes/prod/default/documents/f5fe536c-81bb-45be-86e5-a9fee9794664/note/a8d336ef-e98d-4a08-987d-b4c154b22700.pdf

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peggy_Noonan SHE A REPUBLICAN TRUMP FAN AND TRUMP SUPPORTERS SEEM TO HAVE A LOT OF FACT ISSUES MAYBE THEIR WATCHING TO MUCH TRUMP FOX FAKE SEAN HANNITY

  • Trump has effectively castrated the US political and legal system. People claim something must be done, but no one is able to do anything. Frightening and sad.

  • While questioning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) slammed the hearing as an "unethical sham" and accused Democrats for using the event for political purposes. The actions of the democratic party, and more recently Candace Owens, are some of the most Evil, Hate Driven and Treacherous acts in American History. Why is it so important that the democrats Not "govern" ? The Factual list is lengthily, however, giving examples opens the doors to a degree. DNC in 2012 Bood God OUT of the democratic platform, democratic support of Fetal Homicide, Full Term Murder and push for open boarder !! Take note of Europe as a result of their "open boarder""!! Democrats have become so Evil and Treacherous !!!! Once again, after a very long time, Prayer is back in The White House !!! People can say "Merry Christmas" again without fear !! Maxine [ another democrat Hatemonger ] will be voted out next elect. !!!

  • We've got get this traitor out of the office, before he's allowed to subject our country to even greater insecurity and demoralization.
    Impeachment is too slow!

    Seize his taxes, then indict, arrest, and convict him.

    Next, dissolve the Trump administration and allow Pence to serve as interim president until 2020.

    Unprecedented political events demand unprecedented political measures…

  • A whole panel of Hacks with fake poll numbers! Impeachment is necessary and warranted! The most impeachable president ever! Sick panel of paid hacks

  • Obama Staff didn't have to fight subpoenas because Obama utilized "executive Privilege" Who was the only AG to be held in contempt of Court? ERIC HOLDER.

  • The Democrats and Pelosi don't have the balls to file articles of impeachment against President Trump. They know it's a losing strategy in 2020. That is why they got Biden out of mothballs to try and take on Trump. Now the Democrats need to find a strategy to sabotage Crazy Bernie.

  • They hate Trump because he is a true threat to the Swamp.

    Maybe you think Trump is gross, or boorish, or stupid. I get it. But our DC system is broken – on both sides of the aisle – and they hate Trump because he is trying to pull back the curtain so that we can see how nasty the system truly is.

    DC only cares about DC. They care about staying in office, they care about influence, they care about their lunches at the most prestigious restaurants. They don't care about you.

    Trump is taking this system head on, and trying to fix it, and they hate him for it.

  • New Information says:

    WHOEVER THINK WE ARE IN DEEP TROUBLE NEED TO STEP DOWN FROM WHATEVER OFFICE THEY HOLD AND GET SOMEONE IN TRHERE, WHO WILL DO THE JOB OF INSURING THIS SH(T DON'T GET WORST!!

  • Yep … Andrea Mitchell is working in her Bath Robe.
    Must be Dreaming about the morning Headlines….President Trump impeached.

  • This entire administration and its pettiness with the 'stone fencing' maneuver is why there is a lack of faith in our justice system to obtain JUSTICE at all.

  • The people elected Congress to take ACTION for the people. It's their job to act. Failure to act will cost them their seat. Hearings need to happen, some people need to hear the truth from the horse's mouth, especially with 45 claiming witch Hunt. Air out all illicit Russian connections.

  • Theresa Torres says:

    Impeachment MUST begin. The Congress works for the American people and if they don’t do the job their being paid for then they need to go too! Trump is as dirty as it gets, he has destroyed the United States standing in the world., he is a grotesque character of a president. Yes! Do as Graham said, before he was ruined by trump, “cleanse the White House.” Lord knows it needs it. Enough of these bottom feeder grifters!

  • They keep referring to in the muller report but the FULL report has not been released yet. What is being kept hidden?

  • THE TABLES HAVE TURNED. WILLIAM BARR IS GOING TO COLDCOCK THE PEOPLE THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE COUP…THAT'S RIGHT COLDCOCK THESE PEOPLE RIGHT INTO PRISON…..LOOK OUT CLINTONS…COMEY, MCCABE, STROZK, PAGE, PRIESTAP, RICE, RHODES, POWER, OBAMA, LYNCH, YATES, ROSENSTEIN,  AND MANY OTHERS…YOU ARE GOING  DOWN AND DOWN HARD….

  • Johnny Davisson says:

    Stonewall Trump is a spoiled brat arrogant greedy jerk who has no concept of the average american life. The people who put him on this perch should be paying the piper.

  • It's impossible for Congress to work with the illegitimate president on immigration and infrastructure and social security – he made that clear months ago. More hearings will provide up front and in your face irrefutable evidence for those 39% who refuse to read the Mueller report.

  • Jose de la Cuadra says:

    Can he (Pres. Trump) get away with it? The gall of you people to make such a statement is apalling and you persist on the fake narrative to mislead gullible demonrats, as you are.. You shield yourselves with the "freedom of the press", even for false accusations. How can you get away with this for soooo long! If I could only sue you fake news MSM for poisoning the airwaves with your lies!!! You are dangerous socialist demonrats seeking to overthrow a duly elected president who has been the most productive president in 50 years and MOST HONEST and transparent by all accounts. Any one of you cannot come close to Pres. Trump"s moral integrity as president.

  • Just imagine what the Repukes would be doing if it was Obama refusing to cooperate. They are the most pathetic excuse for politicians I've ever seen in my life and I've seen a few over the years

  • Timothy Ritter says:

    LMAO….You LIBERALS should all prepare for civil war…because the pro-gun…pro constitution…TRUMP LOVING SUPPORTERS ARE!!!!!! And all you liberals who hate AMERICA and don't have guns don't stand a chance…….GOOD STUFF!!!!

  • Meet the press? The most Biased and fake news organization in the world-makes MSNBC and CNN look like Disneyland-What a bunch of 2 faced ill informed idiots spreading terrorism to the honest citizens in the United States!

  • Anthony Talerico says:

    With McConnell in the senate, how much can democrats accomplish? I think they have time to hold Trump accountable for trying to obstruct the investigation into Russia's attack on our democracy. How many felonies must the president commit to be unfit for office?

  • Richard Gonzales says:

    Love how the MSM is all about Trump lying..all presidents lie, and they get coverage if the MSM likes them or hates them

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