Laughter is the Best Medicine


good evening Kristin I'm gonna listen to the podcast as I went here to sit down okay listen to it Thank You Man appreciate it all right thank you and as well at home for joining us this hour rachel has the night off okay remember summers these to be so light and fun and relaxing and for the news business super slow well not anymore now summer is just another season in the reality show we're all trapped in together for example the US House of Representatives begin its six-week summer recess at the end of last week but just today three more House Democrats made public pronouncements that they are now in favor of an impeachment inquiry regarding Donald Trump now if you add them to those who announced their support this weekend in the wake of robert miller's testimony last week the number of lawmakers and the number of lawmakers calling for an impeachment inquiry is now over a hundred and ten and quickly approaching half of the democratic caucus in the house and we're gonna speak live with one of those three members of congress who announced their support for an impeachment inquiry today very shortly but starting tomorrow all eyes in the political universe will not be on Washington but on Detroit where 20 Democratic presidential candidates will be participating in the second primary debate over the next two nights and particularly because they will be meeting in Detroit not just a major American city but a majority-black City the Democratic candidates will doubtless be pressed to respond to the latest racist attack from the president they hope to defeat Donald Trump's weekend tirade which continued into today against congressman Elijah Cummings and his majority black Baltimore district calling it a disgusting rat and rodent infested mess is now as routine and predictable as it is outrageous and ugly Trump singling out a lawmaker of color attacking a majority black urban area after being tweaked by something he saw in Fox News and projecting his own qualities onto others calling congressman Cummings racist and a bully it's also clear by now that this is how Donald Trump intends to run for a second term whether you think this is intentional political strategy or just can't control himself the racism the xenophobia the stoking of people's worst impulses this is the Trump 2020 campaign not the economy or jobs or some normal political thing it's just this which means that even if we wish we could just ignore Trump's provocations on a day like this we cannot and so we're going to talk more it's our about his vitriol will be joined live by the Reverend Al Sharpton who came to the defense of Cummings and his City and earned his own attacks from the president for that today and also by Michael Steele the former lieutenant governor of Maryland and former head of the Republican National Committee the two of them came together today to defend Baltimore but on a day like today when so much oxygen is being eaten up and understandably so by what the president says it's important to also pay attention to what the president is doing one of the things we learned from the Muller report is that locker up was not just something Donald Trump said at political rallies to get the base all pumped up once he became president Donald Trump really did try to get the US Justice Department to go after his political enemies calling the Attorney General at home to tell him to quote direct the Department of Justice to investigate and prosecute Hillary Clinton meeting privately with the Attorney General and telling him that quote the Department of Justice was not investigating individuals and events that the president thought the department should be investigating like Hillary Clinton's emails pulling the Attorney General aside in the Oval Office right after former national security adviser Michael Flynn had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI again telling the AG that he needed to open an investigation of Hillary Clinton the president told the Attorney General quote you'd be a hero Trump wanted his Justice Department to investigate and prosecute Hillary Clinton and he told him to do it repeatedly and he repeatedly expressed frustration and anger that it was not happening under attorney general Jeff Sessions the president told NBC's Chuck Todd last month that giving sessions that job was the worst mistake of his presidency but he eventually fixed that mistake he fired Jeff Sessions and got a new attorney general nominated and confirmed and his new Attorney General got right to work absolving the president of obstruction of justice immediately upon receiving the special counsels report keeping that report under wraps for weeks while he publicly painted it as an exoneration of the president William Bar has also been hard at work launching the kinds of investigations that Donald Trump has waited for so long for the kind that our premise taun the idea that maybe the investigators of Russia's interference in our election and Americans accepting that interference the people who investigated those things well maybe they are the real criminals another thing we know from the Muller report and also from great reporting and from career government officials trying to raise the alarm is that it's not only the Justice Department that's been under this kind of pressure from the president Donald Trump has also been trying very hard ever since taking office to bend the intelligence agencies to his will in the same way and if Trump's repeated efforts to take over the Justice Department manifested themselves in the constant brow beating of Jeff Sessions then his efforts to take over the intelligence community manifested in the awkward pauses of national director of intelligence dan coats have you talked about this issue with Admiral Rogers that is that is something that I would like to withhold that question at this particular point in time truly one of the greatest sound bytes of the Trump era courtesy of DNI dan coates that was Coates back in 2017 being asked in the Senate about Trump putting pressure on him and pressure on the head of the National Security Agency Mike Rogers about the Russia investigation Senator Richard Blumenthal asked Coates in an open hearing so when both of you got pressure about about the President on the Russia matter did you guys ever talk to each other about that have you talked about this issue with Admiral Rogers at which point point Dan Coates paused for nine seconds which as you can see is an eternity in congressional hearing time Dan Colson actually scored a second Hall of Fame nominee for sound bytes in our of our insane era in American politics and it came during a conversation that he had with NBC's Andrea Mitchell at a security conference last year or Coates criticized aspects of Trump's meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki I do want to say we have some breaking news the White House has announced on Twitter that Vladimir Putin is coming to the White House in the fall say that again [Laughter] you Vladimir Putin come right here yeah yeah okay that's gonna be special honestly a lot of people thought coats would be out as Director of National Intelligence the next morning after that performance but he survived and for the record Vladimir Putin never did visit coats stayed on long enough to deliver to Congress earlier this year a report from the intelligence community that contradicted Donald Trump at nearly every turn coach said that North Korea was not giving up its nuclear stockpile that Iran was not taking steps to build a nuclear weapon and that the Islamic state was not defeated Trump responded by calling the intelligence community quote passive and naive saying quote perhaps intelligence should go back to school after meeting personally with Coates and the CIA director Trump claimed that in fact they totally agree with him they had been misquoted misquoted in the official report that they themselves submitted to Congress but the Trump tweet comes for everyone eventually and this weekend it was Dan coach's turn the president tweeting that coach is stepping down and now Donald Trump will had the opportunity to install someone more to his liking at the top of the country's intelligence apparatus just as he did at the Justice Department Donald Trump is learning from his hiring mistakes just as Jeff Sessions Dan Coates apparently did not do enough protecting of Donald Trump nor enough going after Trump's enemies I mean look at the bang-up job the new Attorney General is doing he's investigating the intelligence community itself looking for evidence that they were all totally wrong about Russia trying to help Trump in 2016 now bat is loyalty but when Trump announced in May that he was granting the attorney general authority to selectively make public any classified information that he wants to dan coates pushed back warning about the consequences Coates said the intelligence community would continue providing quote a political intelligence to the president well we can't have that and so now Coates is out and the president is ready to finally have someone at the top of the intelligence community who thinks the investigation into Trump is a sham Americans need to know this as they listen to the Democrats and socialists on the other side of the aisle as they do dramatic readings from this report that volume 2 of this report was not authorized under the law to be written it was written to a legal standard that does not exist at the Justice Department and it was written in violation of every DOJ principle about extra prosecutorial commentary I agree with the chairman this morning when he said Donald Trump is not above the law he's not but he damn sure shouldn't be below the law which is where volume 2 of this report puts him Wow that is Republican Congressman John Ratliff of Texas Donald Trump's picked to be the nation's top intelligence official telling report Robert telling Robert Muller that while Democrats might want to talk about what's in his report congressman Ratliff is of the opinion that the report should never have been written in the first place today if you don't were there were crimes President Obama's administration that's what rackleff told Fox News yesterday that's what the new pick for national intelligence chief says ought to be gone after the last democratic administration and especially the people involved in the Russia administration so on a day like today we do have to watch what the president says because the things he's saying the attacks he's launching and the targets he's choosing well it's so repellent that it it has an actual tangible effect on our politics and our social fabric so we are gonna talk more this hour about that but on a day like today we also need to watch very carefully what the president is doing joining us now is net price he worked at the CIA for more than 10 years and thought he would spend his whole career at the CIA until Donald Trump was elected in February of 2017 net price quit his job at the CIA in defiance of the president's posture towards the intelligent Kim intelligence community and he wrote quote I didn't think I'd ever leave the CIA but because of Trump I quit thanks much for being here good to see you joy great to see you too so you know when everyone is a madman the least mad person seem sane right is that sort of the way that you would look at Dan coats that he may not have been Eroica but at least he seemed like somewhat credible yeah I think you're on to something I think we have a tendency during this administration it's perfectly understandable to deify decent but flawed public servants and I think that's how we should characterize dan dan coats he was decent a decent man but he was certainly flawed I think he could have done more to stand up for the men and women of the intelligence community when their work was being politicized I think he could have done to stand up to D classifications of things like the newness memo right these efforts that had nothing that no other ends except to protect Donald Trump I think he could have done more in to said so publicly when Donald Trump asked him the Oval Office to intervene with Comey into in to intervene with Muller to put this Russia investigation to bed I think he should have sounded the alarm at the time but I think we do have to judge dan coates by what he did do and that is when push came to shove he did speak truth to power before the American people we know that the intelligence community continues to assess with high confidence that Russia was behind the attack on our election because Dan Coates said so we know that Iran was abiding by the terms of the Iran deal because Dan said the dan coates said so publicly in congressional testimony we know the intelligence community has concluded that North Korea almost certainly won't denuclearize because Dan Coates was very clear about that in public testimony and in his written work and much to the ire of President Trump as he noted well you know there is that is true and I mean he did tell us a lot but and he was also operating in a world in which Donald Trump made sure that the Deputy Director of the FBI lost his pension I mean the punitive nature of the rule of Donald Trump is a real thing so does it surprise you that more people have not you know either publicly in testimony etc come out and said what they know well it's a balancing act right and I think we saw Dan Coates do this every single day there were a couple occasions where he spoke up he did so after president Trump's summit in Helsinki with Vladimir Putin where President Trump embraced Putin's assessment rather than the conclusions of our intelligence community that Russia was behind this attack dan coates to his credit issued a statement but you always have to balance when you have someone decent in that post like Dan coats someone who wants to do the right thing day in day out knowing what will come after him will be so much worse than I think now we've seen that nightmare come to come to life with the nomination of John Ratcliffe who may well succeed Dan Coates and John Ratliff has is he seems to be in a sense a William bar in the sense that he's willing to take Donald Trump's view of everything including the intelligence regarding whether Russia attacked this country's election to help Donald Trump he seems to not believe that he seems not at home potentially maybe he'd be open to investigating the Obama administration which you were a part of how much danger are we in if Donald Trump was a dump Trump in charge of the national intelligence services well look it's no secret that this presidency has been a continuous assault on the men and women of the intelligence community it started even before Donald Trump took office when he was a candidate in the through in the final throes of the campaign of course he casually dismissed the then high confidence findings of the intelligence assessment regarding Russia's aggression when he was president-elect he tweeted comparing our intelligence professionals to Nazis on his first full day in office he went out to the CIA headquarters stood before the most solemn site in all of Langley Memorial wall that the time commemorated the hundred and seventeen men and women of the CIA who had given their lives in service to their country and bragged about the size of the crowd at his inauguration the day before all the while he is politicized intelligence he has suppressed intelligence he has he has taken part in these politicized D classifications but I have to say that if if Ratcliffe is confirmed by the Senate that would by far be the most dangerous assault we have seen to date on the men and women of the intelligence community and their work and I say that because as you said he would be the bill Barr of the intelligence community he would be a bill Barr but who would keep all the secrets who would know where the bodies are buried we appointed to the president's bestowal to bill bar of declassification authority when it came to the Russia investigation I think the key point there is the president had to take a proactive step he had to bestow this upon the Attorney General if Ratcliffe is in that position if he sits atop the nation's 17 intelligence agencies there that won't be necessary to bestow that authority on him it will be inherent to his job to declassify and to classify to keep what the president wants secret and to declassify what the president wants out there for his own personal and political ends we're out of time but could he apprise Donald Trump of what the contents of the counter tell counterintelligence investigations that are still going on about Donald Trump are he's not supposed to but he would certainly be privy to that and I think as we've heard from Adam Schiff and others on the House Intelligence Committee they continue to demand the full access as is required by statute to the counterintelligence findings that Muller and his team collected over time and they've yet to get those full findings I think if John Radcliffe is nominated and if he is in fact confirmed to this post the Intelligence Committee can probably kiss their chances of seeing those findings goodbye it's pretty scary yeah morville bar it's not good thing uh net price former CIA intelligence officer and it's an NSC spokesperson thank you very much for being here give appreciate it all right we have a lot more to get to in this busy Monday night we're gonna talk with Reverend Al Sharpton the latest target of Donald Trump's vitriol and also with one of the latest Democratic members of Congress to call for an impeachment inquiry stay with us in a few moments I will sign the 9/11 victims compensation front this law makes permanent the financial support for families who lost precious loved ones as a result of September 11th attacks it also provides pensions for those who are suffering from cancer and other illnesses stemming from the toxic debris they were exposed to in the aftermath of the attacks many of those affected were firefighters police officers and other first responders and I was down there also but I'm not considering myself a first responder but I was down there I spent a lot of time down there with you I'm not considering myself a first responder but I was down there Donald Trump at a signing ceremony for the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund and Thank You mr. president for letting us know that you know you're not a first responder and no you played no role in the heroic response to 9/11 this is not the first time that Donald Trump has tried to twist the worst terrorist attack inside the United States to make it about himself on the very afternoon of 9/11 just a few hours after the planes crashed into the Twin Towers Trump called into a local TV station and bragged that he now had the tallest building in downtown Manhattan since the World Trade Center had collapsed not only was that a really monstrous reaction to the collapse which killed nearly 3,000 people but tallest tower brag wasn't even true Trump would even use the attacks as a way to rake in federal money accepting a hundred and fifty thousand dollars in post 9/11 funding for a building that hadn't actually been damaged in the attacks more than a decade later he used 9/11 as a campaign tool telling the pernicious lie that thousands of New Jersey Muslims had celebrated as the towers fell he even claimed that his Muslim van would have stopped 9/11 now in a normal world today's event would have n a somber occasion as well as a decidedly non partisan one the legislation that Trump signed into law today passed both chambers of Congress with near unanimous support even with Rand Paul of Kentucky trying to stop it because he thought caring for America's first responders is too expensive unlike tax cuts and comedian Jon Stewart had to step in shame Mitch McConnel into putting it on the floor and yet the lead co-sponsor of the bill democratic congresswoman carolyn Maloney of New York said that she never received an invite to today's ceremony trouble even made a joke about the structure he was standing on maybe falling down and people getting hurt at a 9/11 signing today was just one more day of him making the presidency smaller and smaller earlier this month he told for Congress women of color all citizens of this country to go back where they came from and this weekend he targeted congressman Elijah Cummings calling his Baltimore district which to be clear has lots of different areas affluent not affluent and like many cities and yes rural counties to some struggling a disgusting rat and rodent infested mess living one of the most well-liked members of Congress in either party a bully and a racist now of course these attacks are full of irony and not just the irony that trumps any patience zero for his wife's be best campaign Donald Trump at his father once owned a housing complex just outside of Baltimore and according to a 2017 book by Washington Post reporters michael kranish and mark fisher trump's father was served with an arrest warrant in 1976 for housing people in poor conditions just a year earlier the Trump family business had settled a housing discrimination lawsuit in New York City for having rejected black renters in these days according to numerous reports from son-in-law and presidential adviser Jared Kushner owns lots of Baltimore area apartments some of which are infested with mice and not exactly great places for economically struggling people to live although to be fair for other news reports mar-a-lago and the Trump Tower Grill in New York City have been found to have infestation problems too so the Trump family might just be equal-opportunity bad landlords after getting slammed for attacking congressman Cummings Trump started lashing out against Nancy Pelosi's district and finally landing on a new yet old target Reverend Al Sharpton who is known Trump and been sparring with him since Trump's heyday in New York City in the 1980s this morning he blasted Reverend Sharpton as a con man who hates whites and cops but traum apparently doesn't know Reverend Sharpton very well at least not well enough to understand that he would not back down in said sharp and responded quote Trump says I'm a troublemaker and a conman I do make trouble for bigots if he really thought I was a con man he would want me in his cabinet joining me now is Reverend Al Sharpton host of politics nation here on MSNBC and president of the National Action Network and Michael Steele former lieutenant governor of Maryland and former chairman of the Republican National Committee earlier today they came together for a news conference to condemn the president's comments on congressman Cummings in the city of Baltimore thank you both for being here I'm gonna come to you first here at the table Michael Steele because first of all this pairing right the most unlikely pairing it shows that in normal politics yeah I mean you and I are friends don't agree on anything I'm sure politically but there was a time when you could be the chief pugilist against President Obama and still be friends with lots of Democrats which you are yeah Donald Trump has brought this new thing in where he goes after not just any console but like the nicest congressman but also Baltimore and you used to be lieutenant governor of Maryland this was a zero-sum calculation by by the president in that for anybody else other than him there was there was no benefit to this we just go down this rabbit hole and we just get lost in it which is way license to play so there's no for the communities that are affected by what he says you sit in stunned silence which it was which is why it was so important for people to stand up and speak and say something in that moment the deafening silence from members of my own party who you all know and I hate code doing though what about is it with Obama and all that but you know if Barack Obama had said something about Appalachia or some poor neighborhood in Mississippi hmm where was all white I said it was infested with rats and no one would want to live there these Republicans would lose their damn mind remember when he said people were cuddling their guns and guns people wouldn't they was crazy so it was important to say something and and it was fortuitous for the Rev and I to be together because we'd already plan to be together some 30 days before we had planned to do this conversation in Baltimore on housing I've written a couple of pieces that have been up on online talking about the crisis that has still not been addressed that will impact what's left of the middle class but particularly help hurt african-american and Hispanic homeowners should we go down that road again because the banks still constrict access to affordable housing by their lending practices red line communities so we wanted to have that conversation and then the president drops his tweet and it again raises the bar of the conversation to the point where you realize that these policies are inherently racist in and of themselves yeah and the president contributed to that conversation and kept going you know and Reverend Sharpton it's it was you know um dollar for a really long time and you made the point earlier saying you and I have talked about this they know he's called you when he won the White House he's don't you'd that long the fact that he went back to going in attacking you and trying to basically use you as a wedge to further you know gin up just anger among white voters is that who he has always been or is this a new Donald Trump losing now well I think that he has always been a one that would play any card that he felt was to his advantage clearly we fought over the Central Park five case where I marched on him clearly we disagree on many issues but you would think that he as president would be more concerned with governing I marched on George Bush for George Bush invited me to his last speech as president at a school in Philadelphia and praised me for being there saying we can at least try to pull the country together on education as his last speech as you know our joy President Obama had Newt Gingrich in our tour so this kind of low-level immature ranting that he does is something beneath the presidency when you look at the fact not only did he say I hate whites he said congressman Elijah Cummings who has a significant amount of whites in his district was racist Donald Trump must think he is a race because the disagree with him makes you against a whole race of people no we're against his policies and I think that the critical thing is that when you have the former a chair of the Republican Party Michael Steele who he and I have disagreed like President Bush and I did say they will come together go to Baltimore deal with the threat of many blacks and Latinos being redline not being able to get what they should without of banks and we come together in a bipartisan way and he turns this whole thing around tweeting and attacking me for standing up for Elijah Cummings who we all know is not a racist and we all know has a district as you said accurately that has affluent and well-educated constituents and like any other district may have some rural areas that are struggling when he is father owned property near Baltimore where it is reported that his son-in-law does now it is about building and having solutions to problems not just name-calling I have for years been open to or dealing with people I disagree with and even that I felt may have had some kind of racial antagonisms including Donald Trump Donald Trump has come two or three times to National Action network's conventions Donald Trump called me and asked me to meet with him after he was elected if you thought somebody hated white sand cops why would you go to their conventions why would you call them as president lol semantical wrote in a book that he continually said to get out to meet with me he doesn't breathe that but he believes he can play the race card and prey on people in a demagogue way to try in some kind of way energize them and to ignite them in a racial divide to lead to his reelection I think it's bad for the country and I do not think it will work politically yeah and I mean that the point about his son owning property and himself zoning order whose owns those buildings because I wonder if we looked into it if people are true mistreating the folks in those buildings maybe we want to talk to those folks now sharpton michael steele thank you both for being here for what you did today appreciate you and coming up next here tonight some good news for Democrats hey good news if your bid to keep control of the house next year stay with us we are less than 24 hours from the next Democratic presidential debate where the first slate of candidates will face off in Detroit I could already feel the tension from here while we wait for tipoff tomorrow night I have something for you to keep an eye on today Republican congressman Rob Bishop of Utah announced that he will not be running for reelection next November he is the fourth House Republican in just two weeks to announce they are vacating their seats including congresswoman Martha Roby from Alabama congresswoman Roby is one of 13 just 13 Republican women in the house she's the second Republican woman to announce that she's giving up her seat ahead of 2020 which means House Republicans are losing get this 15% of their entire female caucus next year oops while House Republicans seem to be scavenging for help wanted signs supposed outside their offices House Democrats are fighting like Arya Stark facing the night King to try and keep the house blue in 2020 and they are doing it with a firewall of cash this is when The Associated Press oca2 press today quote each of the 62 freshman House Democrats has raised more money than their top opponent the same is true for all 31 Democrats from districts Donald Trump had won in 2016 and for all 39 Democrats who switched Republican health seats last November all eyes are on tomorrow's debate and the Democratic blitz to take back the White House and Donald Trump but there are a ton of interesting races down ticket to keep an eye on as we inch closer to 2020 start taking notes more ahead tonight stay with us breakdown the defining moments of the second democratic debate who owned the night and how does it affect the 2020 race when we last left the United States Congress on Friday the House Judiciary Committee was going to court to pry loose the secret grand jury material from Robert Muller's report at the time chairman Jerry Nadler also offered a coming attractions preview for this week starting with a lawsuit to try and enforce a subpoena against former White House Counsel Don began and to get him to testify they remember that began refused back in May to testify before Congress and again claimed he has absolute immunity from congressional subpoenas which House Democrats say is poppycock they are threatening jail time and fines from again if he does not comply and they said on Friday they would be going to court early this week to push the issue well Monday's all but over and still there's no sign of that McGann lawsuit so tick-tick-tick meanwhile it is worth remembering the other big thing that chairman Adler rolled out on Friday the idea that a de facto impeachment inquiry is effectively already underway House Democrats told the court they need the grand jury material as part of considering what Congress should do about potential articles of impeachment the message from a growing number of Democrats go for it despite the naysaying of the punditry after robert molars testimony failed to dazzle the media on Sunday alone a surge of congressional Democrats announcing they would support an impeachment inquiry brought the total to 107 support for an impeachment inquiry is approaching a milestone that speaker Pelosi is reportedly watching closely as a Sunday night it was just 11 votes shy of being a majority of all House Democrats and the run continued today Missouri congressman Emanuel cleaver of Missouri said he is for an impeachment inquiry so did congressman Jose Serrano of New York and so did a lawmaker who singled out this exchange from Robert Morris testimony is the reason she got off the fence okay could you say director Morello that the president was credible answer that question director Marilla isn't it fair to say that the president's written answers were not only inadequate and incomplete because he didn't answer many of your questions but where he did his answer showed that he wasn't always being truthful there I would say generally that exchange with robert muller saying Trump's answers generally weren't always truthful got Democratic congresswoman dina Titus to announce she's also in I'm calling for an impeachment inquiry because of the mounting evidence that Donald Trump has repeatedly broken the law to protect his own interest to be clear misleading the public and the press is not an impeachable offense but lying to law enforcement officials who are investigating the Russian attack on our democracy and ordering his staff to do the same are serious crimes and joining us now is chorus woman Dinah dina Titus from the great state of Nevada and Congressman Titus thank you very much for joining us so you are now off the fence and you say it was Robert mullahs testimony that moved you in that direction was it solely on the question of lying potentially to the FBI or were there other aspects of what you heard from Robert Muller that moved you to where you are now well that was certainly one of the factors but it's been accumulation of things that really led me to this point the fact that they have not answered our questions they have not provided information they won't come and testify hiding behind the executive privilege all of that in addition to the Muller testimony and also I'm trying to conduct a study on the emoluments violation with the hotel and they've just stonewalled us as well as the people who are calling me here in my district in Las Vegas since the Muller television investigation have just increased in number and intensity in favor of just moving forward with this impeachment inquiry and you know that you got to a question that I wanted to ask you so before Robert Miller testified did you hear a lot from your constituents about impeachment did it increase after Muller spoke well I've heard kind of a case distant drumbeat but it's certainly increased after the investigation I think one of the reason that people are paying attention here in Nevada is that we are the first in the West with the caucus so a lot of the presidential candidates have been coming through so they're paying closer attention to the issue here and that has gotten them more and more stirred up and there's been this sort of meme that the reason not to impeach is that what what people are saying to their representatives they just want to hear about health care they don't want this done and that's kind of been the perception that the Democrats believe that the public doesn't want it so you're saying that's not true I don't think it's true in my district and I think as people get more information as we do an inquiry it will be less and less the case they want us to get things done we've always said we need to legislate as well as investigate the frustration should really be with the Senate because we have passed a major legislation out of the house in terms of election protection gun violence Medicare to protecting our health care issues and so I think they need to focus on the Senate that's where the frustration should be yeah and as far as the impeachment inquiry as it stands now do you believe as you said you want to look more into the emoluments Clause violations etc that with an impeachment inquiry or what's been called an impeachment investigation do you believe that Congress will have more power to get testimony and documents is that your understanding this is the same as an impeachment inquiry that gives Congress more power in terms of issuing demands for testimony and documents I believe it will it will have more gravitas if it's a an official impeachment inquiry it will be more focused I think there'll be more pressure on the executive to comply and we will have more information in a consolidated way I think it will give us more authority to get some of that information that they just don't want to give us makes you wonder what they're trying to hide and do you worry that as this moves forward with Donald Trump's on you know I'm sure that he will not be pleased with this happening and and may try to impede the investigations even further are you concerned that he's got one William bar in place to potentially wreak havoc even though as you said an impeachment inquiry is supposed to give Congress more power

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  2. I didn't care much about Al Sharpton before because I had difference of opinion but now I have more respect for him for telling the sociopath rapist ignorant clown what he deserves.

  3. All respect and admiration for America and Americans has unfortunately withered away over these past three years.
    The country has become a reality clown show.
    It’s not just Trump, one man cannot do this damage, but the mass of Americans who support him, and the rest who sit idly by allowing this to happen.
    When a man like Elijah Cummings is insulted by the President.
    While children locked in cages rot on the southern border. ( are you telling me that no one in America can stop this atrocity)
    While AOC and a few others are the only ones in government making any sense.
    The sabres are rattling again. Let’s kill innocent Iranians for keeping their word on the nuclear agreement.
    I think the USA is out of control and needs to be stopped.

  4. Trump is fucking corrupt and is a vindictive and malicious asshole.All Americans must vote him out and take the streets to demand he leave s the presidency. Next, bill Barr is involved in cover up of trump . Investigate him and jail him .

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