Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi: Democrats Must Do More On Trump Oversight | MTP Daily | MSNBC

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi: Democrats Must Do More On Trump Oversight | MTP Daily | MSNBC


COUNTRY OR ACCUSING AMERICANEWS OF BEING DISLOYAL. OF BEING DISLOYAL. EVERYTHING I JUST MENTIONED ALL EVERYTHING I JUST MENTIONED ALL HAPPENED WHILE CONGRESS WAS ON HAPPENED WHILE CONGRESS WAS ON RECESS. RECESS. RAJA KRISHNAMOORTHI IS ONE OF RAJA KRISHNAMOORTHI IS ONE OF THE LATEST LAWMAKERS TO COME THE LATEST LAWMAKERS TO COME OUT. OUT. HE SERVES ON THE INTELLIGENCE HE SERVES ON THE INTELLIGENCE AND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEES. AND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEES. CONGRESSMAN, THANKS FOR COMING CONGRESSMAN, THANKS FOR COMING ON. ON. GOOD TO SEE YOU, SIR. GOOD TO SEE YOU, SIR.>>THANKS, CHUCK.>>THANKS, CHUCK.>>LET ME JUST ASK THIS.>>LET ME JUST ASK THIS. WHY NOW? WHY NOW? WHY DID YOU WAIT? WHY DID YOU WAIT?>>WELL, YOU KNOW, LAST WEEK>>WELL, YOU KNOW, LAST WEEK CHAIRMAN NADLER FORMALLY CHAIRMAN NADLER FORMALLY REQUESTED COOPERATION FROM AN REQUESTED COOPERATION FROM AN INVESTIGATIVE AUTHORITY SUCH AS INVESTIGATIVE AUTHORITY SUCH AS THE OVERSIGHT AND INTELLIGENCE THE OVERSIGHT AND INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEES ON WHICH I SIT TO COMMITTEES ON WHICH I SIT TO COOPERATE WITH HIS IMPEACHMENT COOPERATE WITH HIS IMPEACHMENT INVESTIGATION SO I HAD TO TAKE A INVESTIGATION SO I HAD TO TAKE A STAND AND DECIDE WHETHER I STAND AND DECIDE WHETHER I WANTED TO SUPPORT THESE EFFORTS. WANTED TO SUPPORT THESE EFFORTS. I REALLY DIDN’T RELISH THE I REALLY DIDN’T RELISH THE THOUGHT OF, YOU KNOW, BEGINNING THOUGHT OF, YOU KNOW, BEGINNING AN IMPEACHMENT OR INVESTIGATION AN IMPEACHMENT OR INVESTIGATION OR INQUIRY, BUT I DECIDED I HAD OR INQUIRY, BUT I DECIDED I HAD TO SUPPORT IT. TO SUPPORT IT. I’M ENCOURAGING COOPERATION AND I’M ENCOURAGING COOPERATION AND I EXPECT THAT OUR COMMITTEES I EXPECT THAT OUR COMMITTEES WILL COOPERATE. WILL COOPERATE.>>WHAT IS THE IMPEACHABLE>>WHAT IS THE IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE THESE DAYS? OFFENSE THESE DAYS? NANCY PELOSI ONCE SAID IN HER NANCY PELOSI ONCE SAID IN HER WAY OF HOLDING OFF ON CALLING WAY OF HOLDING OFF ON CALLING FOR AN INQUIRY, SHE SAID HE FOR AN INQUIRY, SHE SAID HE PRACTICALLY SELF-IMPEACHES EVERY PRACTICALLY SELF-IMPEACHES EVERY DAY. DAY. SHE GOT A SOUND BYTE, SOUNDS SHE GOT A SOUND BYTE, SOUNDS LIKE SHE WAS READY TO LOOK AT LIKE SHE WAS READY TO LOOK AT IMPEACHMENT, BUT AT THE SAME IMPEACHMENT, BUT AT THE SAME TIME SHE’S NOT READY TO LOOK AT TIME SHE’S NOT READY TO LOOK AT IMPEACHMENT. IMPEACHMENT. WHAT HAS HE DONE THAT SAYS, YOU WHAT HAS HE DONE THAT SAYS, YOU KNOW WHAT, WE GOT TO QUESTION KNOW WHAT, WE GOT TO QUESTION WHETHER HE BELONGS IN OFFICE? WHETHER HE BELONGS IN OFFICE?>>WELL, I THINK THAT THE>>WELL, I THINK THAT THE MUELLER REPORT, YOU KNOW, MUELLER REPORT, YOU KNOW, DOCUMENTS IN DETAIL, FOR DOCUMENTS IN DETAIL, FOR INSTANCE, THE VARIOUS INSTANCE, THE VARIOUS OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE CHARGES. OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE CHARGES. I THINK ARE IMPEACHABLE CONDUCT. I THINK ARE IMPEACHABLE CONDUCT. BUT REALLY NOW WE HAVE TO BUT REALLY NOW WE HAVE TO CONTINUE WITH THE INVESTIGATION. CONTINUE WITH THE INVESTIGATION. THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY OR THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY OR INVESTIGATION HAS TO CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATION HAS TO CONTINUE TO ASSEMBLE THE EVIDENCE NECESSARY ASSEMBLE THE EVIDENCE NECESSARY TO DECIDE WHETHER TO TAKE THE TO DECIDE WHETHER TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP AFTER THAT. NEXT STEP AFTER THAT.>>WELL, WHAT DO YOU>>WELL, WHAT DO YOU INVESTIGATE? INVESTIGATE? CAN I ASK THIS? CAN I ASK THIS? ARE YOU ONLY LOOKING AT THIS ARE YOU ONLY LOOKING AT THIS THROUGH THE PRISM OF THE MUELLER THROUGH THE PRISM OF THE MUELLER REPORT, OR AT WHAT POINT DO YOU REPORT, OR AT WHAT POINT DO YOU LOOK AT THE DIVERSION OF FEMA LOOK AT THE DIVERSION OF FEMA FUNDS, WHAT HAPPENS AT THE TRUMP FUNDS, WHAT HAPPENS AT THE TRUMP HOTEL, THINGS LIKE THAT. HOTEL, THINGS LIKE THAT. AT WHAT POINT IN YOUR MIND DOES AT WHAT POINT IN YOUR MIND DOES THAT BELONG IN THIS PROCESS? THAT BELONG IN THIS PROCESS?>>WELL, I THINK THAT AT THE>>WELL, I THINK THAT AT THE POINT THAT, YOU KNOW, CRIMES ARE POINT THAT, YOU KNOW, CRIMES ARE ESTABLISHED OR HIGH CRIMES OR ESTABLISHED OR HIGH CRIMES OR MISDEMEANORS ARE ESTABLISHED. MISDEMEANORS ARE ESTABLISHED. I THINK THAT QUESTIONS OF I THINK THAT QUESTIONS OF JUDGMENT ARE A DIFFERENT ISSUE JUDGMENT ARE A DIFFERENT ISSUE ALTOGETHER. ALTOGETHER. FOR INSTANCE, YOU KNOW, A COUPLE FOR INSTANCE, YOU KNOW, A COUPLE WEEKS AGO HE PROPOSED BUYING WEEKS AGO HE PROPOSED BUYING GREENLAND. GREENLAND. YOU KNOW, THAT’S SOMETHING THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT’S SOMETHING THAT, YOU KNOW, I THINK IS A PROPOSAL YOU KNOW, I THINK IS A PROPOSAL THAT CONGRESS WOULD PUT ON ICE, THAT CONGRESS WOULD PUT ON ICE, SO TO SPEAK. SO TO SPEAK. BUT ON THE OTHER HAND, WHEN THE BUT ON THE OTHER HAND, WHEN THE PRESIDENT ACTUALLY COMMITS PRESIDENT ACTUALLY COMMITS CRIMES, THAT’S A DIFFERENT ISSUE CRIMES, THAT’S A DIFFERENT ISSUE ALTOGETHER. ALTOGETHER. I THINK THAT IS IMPEACHABLE I THINK THAT IS IMPEACHABLE CONDUCT. CONDUCT.>>SO YOU LOOK AT THE MUELLER>>SO YOU LOOK AT THE MUELLER REPORT AS SORT OF SEPARATE AND REPORT AS SORT OF SEPARATE AND ABOVE SORT OF THE OTHER STUFF. ABOVE SORT OF THE OTHER STUFF. I MAY ASK YOU THIS. I MAY ASK YOU THIS. DO YOU BELIEVE THE PRESIDENT DO YOU BELIEVE THE PRESIDENT MAKING A CASE FOR PUTIN TO COME MAKING A CASE FOR PUTIN TO COME INTO G7 IS AT ALL CIRCUMSTANTIAL INTO G7 IS AT ALL CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE ON THE MUELLER REPORT? EVIDENCE ON THE MUELLER REPORT?>>WELL, I THINK YOU’VE RAISED A>>WELL, I THINK YOU’VE RAISED A REALLY GOOD POINT, WHICH IS THAT REALLY GOOD POINT, WHICH IS THAT I THINK THE MUELLER REPORT DID I THINK THE MUELLER REPORT DID RAISE THE QUESTION ABOUT EVEN RAISE THE QUESTION ABOUT EVEN THOUGH THE LINKAGES MAY NOT HAVE THOUGH THE LINKAGES MAY NOT HAVE ESTABLISHED A CRIMINAL ESTABLISHED A CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY ON THE PART OF THE CONSPIRACY ON THE PART OF THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN TO PARTICIPATE IN TRUMP CAMPAIGN TO PARTICIPATE IN RUSSIA’S INTERFERENCE IN THE RUSSIA’S INTERFERENCE IN THE 2016 ELECTIONS, THOSE LINKAGES 2016 ELECTIONS, THOSE LINKAGES HAVE NOT BEEN INVESTIGATED FOR HAVE NOT BEEN INVESTIGATED FOR THEIR COUNTERINTELLIGENCE RISKS. THEIR COUNTERINTELLIGENCE RISKS. AND I BELIEVE ONE OF THE AND I BELIEVE ONE OF THE COUNTERINTELLIGENCE RISKS COUNTERINTELLIGENCE RISKS CREATED BY SOME OF THOSE CREATED BY SOME OF THOSE LINKAGES MAY PROVIDE SOME OF THE LINKAGES MAY PROVIDE SOME OF THE MOTIVE FOR WHY THE PRESIDENT MOTIVE FOR WHY THE PRESIDENT BEHAVES THE WAY HE DOES RELATIVE BEHAVES THE WAY HE DOES RELATIVE TO PUTIN. TO PUTIN. JUST AS AN EXAMPLE, IN MY JUST AS AN EXAMPLE, IN MY QUESTIONING OF BOB MUELLER, HE QUESTIONING OF BOB MUELLER, HE SAID THAT THEY DID NOT FORM A SAID THAT THEY DID NOT FORM A COUNTERINTELLIGENCE ASSESSMENT COUNTERINTELLIGENCE ASSESSMENT RELATED TO THE FINANCIAL RELATED TO THE FINANCIAL DEALINGS AND TIES BETWEEN DEALINGS AND TIES BETWEEN MR. TRUMP AND THE RUSSIANS. MR. TRUMP AND THE RUSSIANS. AND THAT’S IN PART WHY WE ARE AND THAT’S IN PART WHY WE ARE DELVING INTO DEUTSCHE BANKS DELVING INTO DEUTSCHE BANKS RECORDS. RECORDS. WE MAY HAVE LEARNED THAT THEY WE MAY HAVE LEARNED THAT THEY MAY EVEN POSSESS SOME OF THOSE MAY EVEN POSSESS SOME OF THOSE TAX RETURNS THAT WE’VE BEEN TAX RETURNS THAT WE’VE BEEN TRYING TO LOOK AT. TRYING TO LOOK AT. AND THE REASON WHY THAT’S AND THE REASON WHY THAT’S IMPORTANT IS THAT MIGHT HELP IMPORTANT IS THAT MIGHT HELP EXPLAIN WHY THE PRESIDENT WANTS EXPLAIN WHY THE PRESIDENT WANTS TO CURRY FAVOR WITH PUTIN, WHY TO CURRY FAVOR WITH PUTIN, WHY HE SIDES WITH PUTIN ALMOST IN HE SIDES WITH PUTIN ALMOST IN EVERY FORM, AND WHY HE WANTS TO EVERY FORM, AND WHY HE WANTS TO BRING PUTIN INTO THE G7. BRING PUTIN INTO THE G7.>>WHAT WOULD YOU TELL YOUR>>WHAT WOULD YOU TELL YOUR CONSTITUENTS IF THEY ASKED YOU CONSTITUENTS IF THEY ASKED YOU RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD YOU TELL RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD YOU TELL YOUR CONSTITUENTS THAT YOU’VE YOUR CONSTITUENTS THAT YOU’VE BEEN ABLE TO DO WHEN IT COMES TO BEEN ABLE TO DO WHEN IT COMES TO ACCOUNTABILITY AND OVERSIGHT OF ACCOUNTABILITY AND OVERSIGHT OF THIS PRESIDENT THAT HAS HAD AN THIS PRESIDENT THAT HAS HAD AN IMPACT? IMPACT?>>WELL, I CAN POINT TO ONE>>WELL, I CAN POINT TO ONE ISSUE, WHICH IS VERY TIMELY ISSUE, WHICH IS VERY TIMELY WHICH IS THE CENSUS THANKS TO WHICH IS THE CENSUS THANKS TO CHAIRMAN CUMMINGS’ LEADERSHIP ON CHAIRMAN CUMMINGS’ LEADERSHIP ON THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, WE THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, WE BROUGHT GREAT ATTENTION TO THE BROUGHT GREAT ATTENTION TO THE ADDITION, THE POTENTIAL ADDITION ADDITION, THE POTENTIAL ADDITION OF THE CITIZENSHIP QUESTION TO OF THE CITIZENSHIP QUESTION TO THE CENSUS AND ACTUALLY HELD THE CENSUS AND ACTUALLY HELD HEARINGS AND INQUIRIES INTO THE HEARINGS AND INQUIRIES INTO THE TRUE MOTIVES FOR WHY THEY WANTED TRUE MOTIVES FOR WHY THEY WANTED TO BRING THAT CITIZENSHIP TO BRING THAT CITIZENSHIP QUESTION ONTO THE SURVEY. QUESTION ONTO THE SURVEY. I THINK THAT HELPED TO HIGHLIGHT I THINK THAT HELPED TO HIGHLIGHT THE FACT THAT ACTUALLY THEY ARE THE FACT THAT ACTUALLY THEY ARE TRYING TO BRING A CHILLING TRYING TO BRING A CHILLING EFFECT ON THE COUNTING OF, FOR EFFECT ON THE COUNTING OF, FOR INSTANCE, IMMIGRANTS AND OTHER INSTANCE, IMMIGRANTS AND OTHER HARD TO COUNT COMMUNITIES. HARD TO COUNT COMMUNITIES. I THINK THAT THE REASON IN PART I THINK THAT THE REASON IN PART WHY PRESIDENT TRUMP DID NOT WHY PRESIDENT TRUMP DID NOT PERSIST WITH TRYING TO ADD THE PERSIST WITH TRYING TO ADD THE CITIZENSHIP QUESTION EVEN AFTER CITIZENSHIP QUESTION EVEN AFTER THE SUPREME COURT RULED AGAINST THE SUPREME COURT RULED AGAINST HIM WAS BECAUSE OF THIS GREAT HIM WAS BECAUSE OF THIS GREAT ADVOCACY ON THE PART OF THE ADVOCACY ON THE PART OF THE WIDER COMMUNITY BUT ALSO, FOR WIDER COMMUNITY BUT ALSO, FOR INSTANCE, CHAIRMAN CUMMINGS AND INSTANCE, CHAIRMAN CUMMINGS AND THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE’S THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE’S LEADERSHIP ON THIS ISSUE. LEADERSHIP ON THIS ISSUE.>>DO YOU THINK IT’S FAIR TO SAY>>DO YOU THINK IT’S FAIR TO SAY DEMOCRATS HAVE DONE ENOUGH ON DEMOCRATS HAVE DONE ENOUGH ON THE ACCOUNTABILITY AND OVERSIGHT THE ACCOUNTABILITY AND OVERSIGHT FRONT AS FAR AS THE PUBLIC’S FRONT AS FAR AS THE PUBLIC’S CONCERNED? CONCERNED? OR DO YOU ACCEPT SOME OF THE OR DO YOU ACCEPT SOME OF THE CRITICISM THAT’S COMING, HEY, CRITICISM THAT’S COMING, HEY, YOU GUYS NEED TO DO MORE, YOU’RE YOU GUYS NEED TO DO MORE, YOU’RE NOT DOING ENOUGH. NOT DOING ENOUGH. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO SOME OF WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO SOME OF THAT CRITICISM? THAT CRITICISM?>>WE ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO DO>>WE ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO DO MORE. MORE. AND WE HAVE TO DO MORE AND WE HAVE TO DO MORE UNFORTUNATELY EVERY SINGLE DAY UNFORTUNATELY EVERY SINGLE DAY AS WE LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT’S AS WE LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON, YOU KNOW, YOU BROUGHT GOING ON, YOU KNOW, YOU BROUGHT UP THE BORDER WALL. UP THE BORDER WALL. THERE ARE MULTIPLE OUTRAGEOUS THERE ARE MULTIPLE OUTRAGEOUS PIECES OF CONDUCT THAT EMERGE PIECES OF CONDUCT THAT EMERGE FROM THAT STORY. FROM THAT STORY. HE’S DANGLING THE PARDON POWER HE’S DANGLING THE PARDON POWER TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO COMMIT TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO COMMIT WRONGDOING POTENTIALLY. WRONGDOING POTENTIALLY. HE IS POTENTIALLY VIOLATING HE IS POTENTIALLY VIOLATING ENVIRONMENTAL RULES AND ENVIRONMENTAL RULES AND REGULATIONS. REGULATIONS. HE MAY BE TRAMPLING ON PROPERTY HE MAY BE TRAMPLING ON PROPERTY OWNERS’ RIGHTS. OWNERS’ RIGHTS.>>THAT’S A LOT OF POTENTIALLY>>THAT’S A LOT OF POTENTIALLY AND MAYBES. AND MAYBES. HOW ARE YOU GOING TO FIND OUT, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO FIND OUT, RIGHT? RIGHT?>>YES.>>YES. AND THAT’S WHY, YOU KNOW, I AND THAT’S WHY, YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT IT’S SO IMPORTANT FOR THINK THAT IT’S SO IMPORTANT FOR US TO INVESTIGATE, HAVE US TO INVESTIGATE, HAVE HEARINGS. HEARINGS. IF THEY DON’T COOPERATE IN IF THEY DON’T COOPERATE IN PRODUCING EVIDENCE AND PRODUCING EVIDENCE AND DOCUMENTS, THEN WE HAVE TO ISSUE DOCUMENTS, THEN WE HAVE TO ISSUE SUBPOENAS AND GO TO THE COURTS. SUBPOENAS AND GO TO THE COURTS. I THINK IN THE COURTS WE ARE I THINK IN THE COURTS WE ARE SEEING THAT THEY ARE UPHOLDING SEEING THAT THEY ARE UPHOLDING OUR RIGHT TO OVERSIGHT AS THEY OUR RIGHT TO OVERSIGHT AS THEY HAVE FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS NOW. HAVE FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS NOW.>>CONGRESSMAN RAJA

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39 thoughts on “Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi: Democrats Must Do More On Trump Oversight | MTP Daily | MSNBC”

  • Please don’t remove Trump from office. Without Donald who is going to nuke hurricanes when they threaten Florida and the midwest? Ha 😄

  • Police Officers Spray Fake Bl**d on themselves during Philadelphia Shooting 8/14/2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5VYWdILMRU

  • Every time i hear "potentially" or "may be" in the face of overwhelming evidence of criminal activity a little piece of my soul dies. Please stop hedging and get off the fence, your words matter and we are all paying the price for congress' inaction.

  • Boyd Gilbreath says:

    Oh, Chuck Todd! One starts with suspicion not with proof. The President is telling people he will pardon them is they commit crimes for him. Investigate! See if he can be impeached for that! Come on Chuck. We know you are a Republican.

  • Representative Raja is a smart man! Waiting on impeachment for more metadata. Most cut the cake carefully as to not miss a drop.

  • The DEms drive me crazy,they are so pusillanimous. This is why people don't easily slide to them …one more time,Democrats: Question: "Trump and his campaign welcomed Russian attacks on our election?" Mueller: "Yes.": Question:"And then Trump and his campaign lied to cover it up?" Mueller: "Yes." Ball game. WTF is this ,mealy mouthed jackhole talking about?

  • Nancy Pelosi & Chuck Shumer are sitting on their old butts when impeaching tRump should be a slam dunk. If you cannot impeach an obvious corrupt crook like SpankyPants then who can you impeach?

  • There is a whole list of impeachable offenses that, taken together, provides more than enough justification for impeachment. The question is this: do the Democrats have more spine than the Republicans, who seem to have none. Or maybe it is just a sad fact that ALL spine turns to jelly in the shadow of Trump. In that case we really ARE in trouble.

  • Rochelle Pratt says:

    This is why Trump is trying his dam nest to stay in office,  cant try   a sitting president, Trump you jail cell awaits

  • Johnny Davisson says:

    We are past time for criticism of how this government is NOT doing it's job. The public should be able to impeach with a 2/3 majority vote, any elected politician in a national referendum. If we had such a law, I doubt that 60% of the current politicians would be working in DC. And, at least half of them would be in JAIL wearing an orange jumpsuit just like TRUMP.

  • All I heard were talking point….also that this class of dems are too lame-brained to vigorously protect democracy from this usurper in WH. THEY JUST REALIZED DEUTSCHE BANK HAS TAX RETURN??? WTF dems. So NONE of you hundreds in federal level of government realize to apply for a loan, you need taxes? NONE of your thousands of staff realize you need tax returns to apply for business loans?? For Shame!!!

  • Richie Tattersall says:

    The Republicans filed Articles of Impeachment on Clinton because he lied to Congress, perjury, a Felony. That doesn't even come CLOSE to all the ones Trump should be charged with. Nixon resigned between the Supreme Court decision that Executive Privilege does not apply to criminal investigations, he had to turn over the tapes, and the full House of Representatives voting to file the Articles of Impeachment. One of the charges was Obstruction of Justice. He had been doing the exact same thing Trump is doing, blocking people from testifying to Congress. Obstruction of Justice has absolutely NOTHING to do with the results of an investigation, it applies to the investigation itself. One thing that FOOL in the White House doesn't get, the Statue of Limitations clock doesn't start till he stops breaking the law. Every single time he blocks a person from testifying, pushes it further into the future.

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