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"THE BEAT WITH ARI MELBER STARTS RIGHT NOW RIGHT NOW

GOOD EVENING, ARI GOOD EVENING, ARI >> GOOD EVENING, CHUCK >> GOOD EVENING, CHUCK BREAKING IMPEACHMENT NEWS

BREAKING IMPEACHMENT NEWS AS CHUCK JUST MENTIONED WE ARE AS CHUCK JUST MENTIONED WE ARE ON THE EVE OF HISTORY IN ON THE EVE OF HISTORY IN WASHINGTON AND PERHAPS FOR THE WASHINGTON AND PERHAPS FOR THE NATION NATION HOURS AWAY FROM THIS IMPEACHMENT HOURS AWAY FROM THIS IMPEACHMENT TESTIMONY GOING PUBLIC FOR THE TESTIMONY GOING PUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME ON LIVE TV FIRST TIME ON LIVE TV

I HAVE A LOT IN TONIGHT’S SHOW I HAVE A LOT IN TONIGHT’S SHOW LET ME BEGIN WITH THE CONTEXT LET ME BEGIN WITH THE CONTEXT PRESIDENT TRUMP BRACING AS MORE PRESIDENT TRUMP BRACING AS MORE BRIBERY TESTIMONY EMERGES, BRIBERY TESTIMONY EMERGES, UNDERCUTTING HIS DEFENSE AND A UNDERCUTTING HIS DEFENSE AND A NEW PREVIEW WE GOT MOMENTS AGO NEW PREVIEW WE GOT MOMENTS AGO ON WHAT THE DEMOCRATS THINK ON WHAT THE DEMOCRATS THINK MIGHT BE THE STRONGEST CASE TO MIGHT BE THE STRONGEST CASE TO IMPEACH TRUMP

IMPEACH TRUMP SO WE’RE GOING TO GET INTO ALL SO WE’RE GOING TO GET INTO ALL OF THAT OF THAT THE GOP DEFENSE HAS SAID, AMONG THE GOP DEFENSE HAS SAID, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THERE’S A NEW WAY OTHER THINGS, THERE’S A NEW WAY TO DEFEND TRUMP TO DEFEND TRUMP

FOUR POINTS IN A WRITTEN MEMO FOUR POINTS IN A WRITTEN MEMO THAT WE CAN DETERMINE ARE FALSE THAT WE CAN DETERMINE ARE FALSE WITH FACT CHECKS WITH FACT CHECKS DONALD TRUMP’S TOP AIDE, SOMEONE DONALD TRUMP’S TOP AIDE, SOMEONE WE TALKED A LOT ABOUT RECENTLY WE TALKED A LOT ABOUT RECENTLY ON "THE BEAT," MICK MULVANEY, ON "THE BEAT," MICK MULVANEY, PULLING OUT OF A COURT FIGHT, PULLING OUT OF A COURT FIGHT, CAVING ON THIS SUIT THAT WAS CAVING ON THIS SUIT THAT WAS ABOUT DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF AND ABOUT DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF AND BASICALLY WILL TRY TO FOLLOW HIS BASICALLY WILL TRY TO FOLLOW HIS BOSS’ ORDERS AND NOT TESTIFY BOSS’ ORDERS AND NOT TESTIFY IF THIS SOUNDS FAMILIAR, YES, IT IF THIS SOUNDS FAMILIAR, YES, IT IS CLASSIC MULVANEY

IS CLASSIC MULVANEY HE MOVES AROUND A LOT HE MOVES AROUND A LOT APPARENTLY HE WAS LOOKING FOR APPARENTLY HE WAS LOOKING FOR COVER, TRYING TO JOIN JOHN COVER, TRYING TO JOIN JOHN BOLTON’S LAWSUIT BOLTON’S LAWSUIT

I DID A BREAKDOWN OF THAT LAST I DID A BREAKDOWN OF THAT LAST NIGHT NIGHT HE PULLED OUT OF THAT, FILING HE PULLED OUT OF THAT, FILING HIS OWN SUIT, ESSENTIALLY ASKING HIS OWN SUIT, ESSENTIALLY ASKING A JUDGE TO TELL HIM WHETHER TO A JUDGE TO TELL HIM WHETHER TO TESTIFY AGAINST HIS BOSS, TRUMP TESTIFY AGAINST HIS BOSS, TRUMP IF THAT WAS NOT ENOUGH — PEOPLE IF THAT WAS NOT ENOUGH — PEOPLE CAN JUDGE WHETHER MR

MULVANEY’S CAN JUDGE WHETHER MR MULVANEY’S PUBLIC PROBLEMS ARE HELPING OR PUBLIC PROBLEMS ARE HELPING OR HURTING DONALD TRUMP HURTING DONALD TRUMP NOW HE’S TAPPING OUT AND NOW HE’S TAPPING OUT AND CLAIMING HE HAS ABSOLUTE CLAIMING HE HAS ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY IMMUNITY

IF YOU REALLY HAVE IT, YOU IF YOU REALLY HAVE IT, YOU WOULDN’T BE FILING ALL THOSE WOULDN’T BE FILING ALL THOSE MOTIONS TO BEGIN WITH MOTIONS TO BEGIN WITH MULVANEY’S LAWYERS SAY, QUOTE, MULVANEY’S LAWYERS SAY, QUOTE, THEY WILL RELY ON THE DIRECTION THEY WILL RELY ON THE DIRECTION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE PRESIDENT HERE IS WHAT WE HAVE

HERE IS WHAT WE HAVE MULVANEY, CLEARLY CONCERNED MULVANEY, CLEARLY CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT HE WILL SAY TO DEFEND ABOUT WHAT HE WILL SAY TO DEFEND TRUMP AND WHETHER HE HAS HIS OWN TRUMP AND WHETHER HE HAS HIS OWN EXPOSURE EXPOSURE TRUMP’S INNER CIRCLE WORRIED TRUMP’S INNER CIRCLE WORRIED ABOUT WHO WILL GO TO THE MAT FOR ABOUT WHO WILL GO TO THE MAT FOR THE PRESIDENT AS THIS EVIDENCE THE PRESIDENT AS THIS EVIDENCE CONTINUES TO PILE UP CONTINUES TO PILE UP

NBC NEWS REPORTING THAT JOHN NBC NEWS REPORTING THAT JOHN BOLTON WAS TRASHING TRUMP’S BOLTON WAS TRASHING TRUMP’S POLICY SAYING HIS PERSONAL OR POLICY SAYING HIS PERSONAL OR BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS WERE BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS WERE DICTATING THE PRESIDENT’S DICTATING THE PRESIDENT’S POSITION ON A WHOLE DIFFERENT POSITION ON A WHOLE DIFFERENT COUNTRY, ON TURKEY COUNTRY, ON TURKEY THAT MATTERS IF PART OF THE THAT MATTERS IF PART OF THE IMPEACHMENT CASE IS ABOUT DONALD IMPEACHMENT CASE IS ABOUT DONALD TRUMP ABUSING FOREIGN POLICY TRUMP ABUSING FOREIGN POLICY POWERS TO ENRICH OR HELP HIMSELF POWERS TO ENRICH OR HELP HIMSELF POLITICALLY POLITICALLY THOSE COMMENTS OBVIOUSLY THOSE COMMENTS OBVIOUSLY MAGNIFIED WITH BOLTON WAITING ON MAGNIFIED WITH BOLTON WAITING ON WHETHER OR HOW HE WILL TESTIFY

WHETHER OR HOW HE WILL TESTIFY HE HAS REPORTEDLY REFERRED TO HE HAS REPORTEDLY REFERRED TO THE ENTIRE UKRAINE BRIBERY PLOT THE ENTIRE UKRAINE BRIBERY PLOT AS, QUOTE, A DRUG DEAL AS, QUOTE, A DRUG DEAL HE ALSO HAS A BOOK DEAL HE ALSO HAS A BOOK DEAL

ALSO HE’S POTENTIALLY A KEY ALSO HE’S POTENTIALLY A KEY WITNESS IN THESE PUBLIC HEARINGS WITNESS IN THESE PUBLIC HEARINGS THAT BEGIN TOMORROW THAT BEGIN TOMORROW EVEN WITHOUT BOLTON THIS EVEN WITHOUT BOLTON THIS IMPEACHMENT INVESTIGATION HAS IMPEACHMENT INVESTIGATION HAS SHOWN CLEAR CRACKS IN TRUMP’S SHOWN CLEAR CRACKS IN TRUMP’S CASE CASE DOES HE KNOW THAT? DOES HE KNOW THAT? LET ME SHOW YOU NEW REPORTING ON LET ME SHOW YOU NEW REPORTING ON HOW IT’S PLAYING

HOW IT’S PLAYING "NEW YORK TIMES," TRUMP IS "NEW YORK TIMES," TRUMP IS CONSIDERING FIRING THE INSPECTOR CONSIDERING FIRING THE INSPECTOR GENERAL WHO INITIALLY DEEMED THE GENERAL WHO INITIALLY DEEMED THE WHISTLE-BLOWER COMPLAINT URGENT WHISTLE-BLOWER COMPLAINT URGENT AND CREDIBLE AND CREDIBLE MORE OFFICIALS LINING UP, MORE OFFICIALS LINING UP, PROVIDING THE FACTS AND THE PROVIDING THE FACTS AND THE EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THE EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THE ALLEGATION THAT THERE WAS QUID ALLEGATION THAT THERE WAS QUID PRO QUO BRIBERY PRO QUO BRIBERY

CONSIDER STATE DEPARTMENT CONSIDER STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL LAURA COOPER, ADDED TO OFFICIAL LAURA COOPER, ADDED TO THE LIST WE’VE BEEN KEEPING HERE THE LIST WE’VE BEEN KEEPING HERE OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE ALLEGED FACTS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE ALLEGED FACTS TO SUPPORT BRIBERY TO SUPPORT BRIBERY MEANWHILE TWO OTHER OFFICIALS MEANWHILE TWO OTHER OFFICIALS HAVE CONFIRMED THE PLOT, HAVE CONFIRMED THE PLOT, DIPLOMAT BILL TAYLOR AND STATE DIPLOMAT BILL TAYLOR AND STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL GEORGE KENT DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL GEORGE KENT THEY ARE EXPECTED TO LAY IT OUT THEY ARE EXPECTED TO LAY IT OUT IN THE PUBLIC HEARINGS TOMORROW

IN THE PUBLIC HEARINGS TOMORROW THAT WILL BE NEW THAT WILL BE NEW REPUBLICANS? REPUBLICANS? WELL, HERE IS THEIR RESPONSE WELL, HERE IS THEIR RESPONSE WITH HOURS TO GO WITH HOURS TO GO

SELECTION OF BASICALLY A LENGTHY SELECTION OF BASICALLY A LENGTHY MEMO MEMO A NEW TALKING POINT THAT THE A NEW TALKING POINT THAT THE MONEY THAT ULTIMATELY WENT TO MONEY THAT ULTIMATELY WENT TO UKRAINE MEANS MAYBE THERE WAS NO UKRAINE MEANS MAYBE THERE WAS NO PLOT PLOT IF THEY GOT THE MONEY THEY IF THEY GOT THE MONEY THEY WANTED

WANTED DONALD TRUMP BASICALLY SAYING, DONALD TRUMP BASICALLY SAYING, WELL, IF THERE WAS AN ATTEMPTED WELL, IF THERE WAS AN ATTEMPTED PLOT BUT THEY ULTIMATELY GOT THE PLOT BUT THEY ULTIMATELY GOT THE MONEY, MAYBE NO HARM, NO FOUL MONEY, MAYBE NO HARM, NO FOUL BREAKING NEWS AS WELL AS I WAS BREAKING NEWS AS WELL AS I WAS WALKING OUT ON TO THE SET WALKING OUT ON TO THE SET

ADAM SCHIFF HAS JUST SPOKEN, ADAM SCHIFF HAS JUST SPOKEN, OBVIOUSLY THE POINT PERSON FOR OBVIOUSLY THE POINT PERSON FOR THE DEMOCRATS ON IMPEACHMENT THE DEMOCRATS ON IMPEACHMENT HE HAS SAID SOMETHING ABOUT WHAT HE HAS SAID SOMETHING ABOUT WHAT TOMORROW’S PUBLIC HEARINGS MAY TOMORROW’S PUBLIC HEARINGS MAY LOOK LIKE, SO THIS IS NEW LOOK LIKE, SO THIS IS NEW BRIBERY, MR

SCHIFF SAYS, IS BRIBERY, MR SCHIFF SAYS, IS WHAT THE FOUNDERS UNDERSTOOD, WHAT THE FOUNDERS UNDERSTOOD, NOT JUST WHAT IS UNDERSTOOD IN NOT JUST WHAT IS UNDERSTOOD IN THE LIGHT OF DAY THE LIGHT OF DAY WE JUST GOT THE SOUND, I’M BEING WE JUST GOT THE SOUND, I’M BEING TOLD TOLD

THIS IS ADAM SCHIFF THIS IS ADAM SCHIFF THINK ABOUT THE CONTEXT, TEEING THINK ABOUT THE CONTEXT, TEEING UP THE ARGUMENTS THAT ARE GOING UP THE ARGUMENTS THAT ARE GOING TO FORM THE FOUNDATION OF TO FORM THE FOUNDATION OF TOMORROW’S PUBLIC HEARINGS, TOMORROW’S PUBLIC HEARINGS, BRINGING IN THE BRIBERY WORD AS BRINGING IN THE BRIBERY WORD AS A WAY TO IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT A WAY TO IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT LET’S LISTEN IN

LET’S LISTEN IN >> FIRST OF ALL, AS THE FOUNDERS >> FIRST OF ALL, AS THE FOUNDERS UNDERSTOOD BRIBERY, IT WAS NOT UNDERSTOOD BRIBERY, IT WAS NOT AS WE UNDERSTAND IT IN LAW AS WE UNDERSTAND IT IN LAW TODAY TODAY IT WAS MUCH BROADER IT WAS MUCH BROADER

IT CONNOTED THE BREACH OF THE IT CONNOTED THE BREACH OF THE PUBLIC TRUST IN A WAY WHERE PUBLIC TRUST IN A WAY WHERE YOU’RE OFFERING OFFICIAL ACTS YOU’RE OFFERING OFFICIAL ACTS FOR SOME PERSONAL OR POLITICAL FOR SOME PERSONAL OR POLITICAL REASON, NOT IN THE NATION’S REASON, NOT IN THE NATION’S INTEREST INTEREST >> I WANT TO BRING IN HEATHER >> I WANT TO BRING IN HEATHER McGEE, SENIOR FELLOW, NICK McGEE, SENIOR FELLOW, NICK ACKERMAN, FORMER WATERGATE ACKERMAN, FORMER WATERGATE PROSECUTOR PROSECUTOR GOOD EVENING TO BOTH OF YOU

GOOD EVENING TO BOTH OF YOU >> GOOD EVENING >> GOOD EVENING >> NICK I START WITH YOU HERE >> NICK I START WITH YOU HERE

I APOLOGIZE FOR MAKING YOU DO I APOLOGIZE FOR MAKING YOU DO SUCH LIVE, BREAKING NEWS BUT WE SUCH LIVE, BREAKING NEWS BUT WE WERE LITERALLY SCRAMBLING TO WERE LITERALLY SCRAMBLING TO GET — GET — >> THAT’S OKAY >> THAT’S OKAY >> — THE ACTUAL AUDIOTAPE >> — THE ACTUAL AUDIOTAPE WE HAD THE WRITTEN PART

WE HAD THE WRITTEN PART CLOSE VIEWERS OF THIS ON "THE CLOSE VIEWERS OF THIS ON "THE BEAT" HAVE HEARD US REPORT ON BEAT" HAVE HEARD US REPORT ON THIS THIS A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE TUNING IN, A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE TUNING IN, SAYING WHAT IS THE IMPEACHMENT SAYING WHAT IS THE IMPEACHMENT ALL ABOUT? ALL ABOUT? MR SCHIFF SAYING IT IS MR

SCHIFF SAYING IT IS FUNDAMENTALLY, QUOTE, ABOUT FUNDAMENTALLY, QUOTE, ABOUT DONALD TRUMP OFFERING OFFICIAL DONALD TRUMP OFFERING OFFICIAL ACTS FOR A PERSONAL OR POLITICAL ACTS FOR A PERSONAL OR POLITICAL REASON REASON WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF HIM WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF HIM DISCUSSING IMPEACHABLE BRIBERY DISCUSSING IMPEACHABLE BRIBERY TONIGHT? TONIGHT? >> BRIBERY IS EXPLICITLY >> BRIBERY IS EXPLICITLY MENTIONED IN THE CONSTITUTION AS MENTIONED IN THE CONSTITUTION AS AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE CLEARLY WHAT WE HAVE IS BRIBERY, CLEARLY WHAT WE HAVE IS BRIBERY, UNDER ANY CONTEXT, BRIBERY IS UNDER ANY CONTEXT, BRIBERY IS BRIBERY

BRIBERY EVEN IF YOU TAKE THE STATUTE EVEN IF YOU TAKE THE STATUTE THAT’S ON THE BOOKS TODAY, IT THAT’S ON THE BOOKS TODAY, IT STILL COMES WITHIN THE BRIBERY STILL COMES WITHIN THE BRIBERY DEFINITION DEFINITION THE QUID PRO QUO HAS TO BE DONE THE QUID PRO QUO HAS TO BE DONE WITH A CORRUPT INTENT WITH A CORRUPT INTENT

CORRUPT INTENT IS AN IMPROPER CORRUPT INTENT IS AN IMPROPER PURPOSE PURPOSE WHEN YOU START GOING OUT TAKING WHEN YOU START GOING OUT TAKING $400 MILLION THAT’S APPROPRIATED $400 MILLION THAT’S APPROPRIATED BY CONGRESS TO DEFEND THE BY CONGRESS TO DEFEND THE UKRAINE AND THEN YOU HOLD BACK A UKRAINE AND THEN YOU HOLD BACK A VISIT TO THE WHITE HOUSE THAT VISIT TO THE WHITE HOUSE THAT THE UKRAINIANS NEED IN ORDER TO THE UKRAINIANS NEED IN ORDER TO GIVE THEM THE POSTURE THAT THEY GIVE THEM THE POSTURE THAT THEY WANT AGAINST THE RUSSIANS, NOT WANT AGAINST THE RUSSIANS, NOT TO MENTION THE FUNDS THEY NEED TO MENTION THE FUNDS THEY NEED TO DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST THE TO DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST THE RUSSIANS AND YOU DEMAND IN RUSSIANS AND YOU DEMAND IN RETURN THAT YOU INVESTIGATE YOUR RETURN THAT YOU INVESTIGATE YOUR CHIEF POLITICAL RIVAL, THAT IS CHIEF POLITICAL RIVAL, THAT IS CLASSIC BRIBERY CLASSIC BRIBERY >> AND THIS SEEMS TO GO TO THE >> AND THIS SEEMS TO GO TO THE REPUBLICAN DEFENSE, WHICH I REPUBLICAN DEFENSE, WHICH I MENTION AND WHICH WE’LL COVER MENTION AND WHICH WE’LL COVER MORE IN THE HOUR

MORE IN THE HOUR IT’S VERY IMPORTANT TO LOOK AT IT’S VERY IMPORTANT TO LOOK AT THE DEFENSES THE DEFENSES IT SEEMS THAT CHAIRMAN SCHIFF IS IT SEEMS THAT CHAIRMAN SCHIFF IS OUTLINING A THEORY OF THE CASE OUTLINING A THEORY OF THE CASE FOR TOMORROW FOR TOMORROW

HE DIDN’T SAY THIS A MONTH AGO HE DIDN’T SAY THIS A MONTH AGO AND HE DIDN’T WAIT UNTIL AFTER AND HE DIDN’T WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE PUBLIC HEARINGS THE PUBLIC HEARINGS TODAY ON THE EVE OF THE PUBLIC TODAY ON THE EVE OF THE PUBLIC HEARINGS, THE FOUNDERS HAD A HEARINGS, THE FOUNDERS HAD A BROAD VIEW OF BRIBERY

BROAD VIEW OF BRIBERY REPUBLICANS SAY MAYBE ULTIMATELY REPUBLICANS SAY MAYBE ULTIMATELY WE DIDN’T HOLD UP THE FUNDS WE DIDN’T HOLD UP THE FUNDS I ASK YOU, IS THAT A VALID, I ASK YOU, IS THAT A VALID, FACTUAL DEFENSE? FACTUAL DEFENSE? >> ABSOLUTELY NOT >> ABSOLUTELY NOT

AN ATTEMPTED BRIBERY IS THE SAME AN ATTEMPTED BRIBERY IS THE SAME AS BRIBERY AS BRIBERY IN FACT, WHAT THE FACTS DO SHOW IN FACT, WHAT THE FACTS DO SHOW IS THAT BUT FOR THE FACT THAT IS THAT BUT FOR THE FACT THAT CERTAIN PEOPLE IN CONGRESS, BOTH CERTAIN PEOPLE IN CONGRESS, BOTH REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS, REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS, PREVAILED ON THE WHITE HOUSE TO PREVAILED ON THE WHITE HOUSE TO RELEASE THOSE FUNDS, NOT KNOWING RELEASE THOSE FUNDS, NOT KNOWING WHAT WAS GOING ON BEHIND THE WHAT WAS GOING ON BEHIND THE SCENES WITH RUDY GIULIANI AND SCENES WITH RUDY GIULIANI AND THE REST OF THE CROWD THAT WAS THE REST OF THE CROWD THAT WAS TRYING TO GET THIS QUID PRO QUO TRYING TO GET THIS QUID PRO QUO FOR INVESTIGATING THE BIDENS, FOR INVESTIGATING THE BIDENS, THAT MONEY WAS RELEASED THAT MONEY WAS RELEASED IT WAS ONLY BY COINCIDENCE

IT WAS ONLY BY COINCIDENCE HAD THEY WAITED A COUPLE OF MORE HAD THEY WAITED A COUPLE OF MORE DAYS, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN DAYS, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN EFFECTIVE EFFECTIVE THIS WAS A CLASSIC ATTEMPT AT THIS WAS A CLASSIC ATTEMPT AT BRIBERY, NO MATTER HOW YOU BRIBERY, NO MATTER HOW YOU DEFINE IT DEFINE IT

>> YOU ARE A WATERGATE SPECIAL >> YOU ARE A WATERGATE SPECIAL PROSECUTOR PROSECUTOR YOU HAVE THE UNIQUE EXPERIENCE YOU HAVE THE UNIQUE EXPERIENCE OF WHAT IT MEANS TO INVESTIGATE OF WHAT IT MEANS TO INVESTIGATE A PRESIDENT A PRESIDENT BEFORE I TURN TO HEATHER, WHERE BEFORE I TURN TO HEATHER, WHERE DO YOU VIEW CHAIRMAN SCHIFF’S DO YOU VIEW CHAIRMAN SCHIFF’S STRATEGY TONIGHT FOCUSING ON STRATEGY TONIGHT FOCUSING ON BRIBERY? BRIBERY? >> I GIVE IT AN A PLUS

>> I GIVE IT AN A PLUS THIS IS THE PART OF THEIR THIS IS THE PART OF THEIR OPENING GAM BY THE OPENING GAM BY THE THIS IS PHASE THREE OF THIS THIS IS PHASE THREE OF THIS WHOLE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDING, WHOLE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDING, STARTING OFF WITH THE CLOSED STARTING OFF WITH THE CLOSED HEARINGS HEARINGS

PEOPLE GOT A LITTLE BIT OF PEOPLE GOT A LITTLE BIT OF INFORMATION INFORMATION SECOND FAIS PHASE WAS THE SECOND FAIS PHASE WAS THE RELEASE OF THE TRANSCRIPTS RELEASE OF THE TRANSCRIPTS PEOPLE GOT TO REALLY SEE WHAT PEOPLE GOT TO REALLY SEE WHAT THIS WAS ALL ABOUT

THIS WAS ALL ABOUT TOMORROW IS IT TOMORROW IS IT THIS IS GAME TIME, SHOW TIME THIS IS GAME TIME, SHOW TIME

WE ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO HEAR WE ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO HEAR FROM THE WITNESSES FROM THE WITNESSES YOU’RE GOING TO GET A REAL FEEL YOU’RE GOING TO GET A REAL FEEL FOR HOW THEY FELT AT THE TIME, FOR HOW THEY FELT AT THE TIME, WHAT THEY SAW, WHAT THEY HEARD WHAT THEY SAW, WHAT THEY HEARD TRUMP SAY DURING THIS PHONE TRUMP SAY DURING THIS PHONE CALL CALL YOU’VE GOT AMBASSADOR TAYLOR WHO YOU’VE GOT AMBASSADOR TAYLOR WHO HAS VERY METICULOUS NOTES THAT HAS VERY METICULOUS NOTES THAT HE KEPT OF ALL OF HIS HE KEPT OF ALL OF HIS CONVERSATIONS

CONVERSATIONS THIS IS LIKE THE NIXON TAPES ALL THIS IS LIKE THE NIXON TAPES ALL OVER AGAIN OVER AGAIN >> HEATHER McGEE, I TURN TO YOU >> HEATHER McGEE, I TURN TO YOU

NICK ACKERMAN HAS HANDLED A LOT NICK ACKERMAN HAS HANDLED A LOT OF THE LAW OF THE LAW I TURN TO YOU, AS WE OFTEN DO, I TURN TO YOU, AS WE OFTEN DO, AS A BROADER VOICE, YOUR VIEW OF AS A BROADER VOICE, YOUR VIEW OF WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE DEMOCRATS WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE DEMOCRATS TO BE UNVEILING SOME OF THEIR TO BE UNVEILING SOME OF THEIR ARGUMENT AS THEY GO INTO THESE ARGUMENT AS THEY GO INTO THESE HEARINGS TOMORROW AND BIG HEARINGS TOMORROW AND BIG PICTURE, AS I MENTIONED, FOLKS PICTURE, AS I MENTIONED, FOLKS LIVING LIVES, BUSY, WHAT DOES IT LIVING LIVES, BUSY, WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE IMPEACHMENT MEAN TO HAVE IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS START TOMORROW? HEARINGS START TOMORROW? >> TOMORROW, HISTORY WILL BE >> TOMORROW, HISTORY WILL BE MADE MADE IT IS A VERY BIG DAY

IT IS A VERY BIG DAY I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE’RE I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE’RE JUDGING IT NOT JUST WITH THE JUDGING IT NOT JUST WITH THE TELEVISION OPTICS TELEVISION OPTICS I THINK WE MADE THAT MISTAKE I THINK WE MADE THAT MISTAKE WITH THE MUELLER TESTIMONY BUT WITH THE MUELLER TESTIMONY BUT RATHER MAKING THE VERY PLAIN RATHER MAKING THE VERY PLAIN CASE, AS I THINK THE DEMOCRATS CASE, AS I THINK THE DEMOCRATS HAVE ACTUALLY DONE A VERY GOOD HAVE ACTUALLY DONE A VERY GOOD JOB OF SO FAR, OF DOING EXACTLY JOB OF SO FAR, OF DOING EXACTLY WHAT MR ACKERMAN JUST SAID, WHAT MR

ACKERMAN JUST SAID, LAYING OUT THE FACT THAT DONALD LAYING OUT THE FACT THAT DONALD TRUMP PRESSURED A FOREIGN TRUMP PRESSURED A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT TO DO SOMETHING THAT GOVERNMENT TO DO SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE IN HIS PERSONAL AND WOULD BE IN HIS PERSONAL AND POLITICAL INTEREST AND USED THE POLITICAL INTEREST AND USED THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENCY, THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENCY, THE OFFICE OF THE PURSE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PURSE OF THE CONGRESS AND IN MANY WAYS OUR CONGRESS AND IN MANY WAYS OUR FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL SECURITY TO DO SO SECURITY TO DO SO THAT’S GOT TO CONNECT BACK TO THAT’S GOT TO CONNECT BACK TO AMERICANS’ LIVES AMERICANS’ LIVES I SAT THERE WATCHING ON MONDAY, I SAT THERE WATCHING ON MONDAY, DONALD TRUMP IN MY TOWN IN NEW DONALD TRUMP IN MY TOWN IN NEW YORK CITY AT THE VETERANS DAY YORK CITY AT THE VETERANS DAY PARADE, SOMEONE WHO DECIDED TO PARADE, SOMEONE WHO DECIDED TO USE ANY EXCUSE HE COULD NOT TO USE ANY EXCUSE HE COULD NOT TO GO INTO SERVICE WHEN HE COULD GO INTO SERVICE WHEN HE COULD STAND THERE AND LAUD THE SERVICE STAND THERE AND LAUD THE SERVICE OF VETERANS

OF VETERANS AT THE SAME TIME, HE ABSOLUTELY AT THE SAME TIME, HE ABSOLUTELY HAS BEEN CORRUPTING OUR NATIONAL HAS BEEN CORRUPTING OUR NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY FOR HIS OWN SECURITY POLICY FOR HIS OWN ENDS, PERSONALLY, FINANCIALLY ENDS, PERSONALLY, FINANCIALLY AND POLITICALLY AND POLITICALLY YOU’VE GOT TO MAKE THOSE YOU’VE GOT TO MAKE THOSE CONNECTIONS CONNECTIONS

TO SAY IT’S NOT JUST HE’S A BAD TO SAY IT’S NOT JUST HE’S A BAD GUY GUY KIND OF EVERYONE KNOWS HE’S KIND OF EVERYONE KNOWS HE’S CORRUPT CORRUPT IT COMES HOME TO ROOST, RIGHT? IT COMES HOME TO ROOST, RIGHT? HE IS PUTTING OUR BROTHERS AND HE IS PUTTING OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN ARMS IN DANGER BY SISTERS IN ARMS IN DANGER BY WARPING OUR NATIONAL SECURITY WARPING OUR NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY FOR HIS OWN ENDS

POLICY FOR HIS OWN ENDS THINK ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN THINK ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN SYRIA RIGHT AFTER ALL OF THIS SYRIA RIGHT AFTER ALL OF THIS CAME OUT CAME OUT IT IS VERY MUCH CONNECTED IT IS VERY MUCH CONNECTED

HIS ABILITY TO JUST TURN A BLIND HIS ABILITY TO JUST TURN A BLIND EYE TO WHAT’S IN THE BEST EYE TO WHAT’S IN THE BEST NATIONAL INTEREST FOR WHATEVER NATIONAL INTEREST FOR WHATEVER PERSON IS IN HIS EAR, TALKING PERSON IS IN HIS EAR, TALKING ABOUT HOW HE CAN PERSONALLY ABOUT HOW HE CAN PERSONALLY GAIN, THAT’S A THREAT TO OUR GAIN, THAT’S A THREAT TO OUR NATIONAL SECURITY NATIONAL SECURITY >> YOU MENTIONED NATIONAL >> YOU MENTIONED NATIONAL INTEREST INTEREST WE CITED THE REPORTING ABOUT WE CITED THE REPORTING ABOUT JOHN BOLTON RAISING FLAGS WITH JOHN BOLTON RAISING FLAGS WITH OTHER COUNTRIES

OTHER COUNTRIES WE DO NOT KNOW HOW MUCH ANY OF WE DO NOT KNOW HOW MUCH ANY OF THIS INVESTIGATION ABOUT DONALD THIS INVESTIGATION ABOUT DONALD TRUMP’S POTENTIAL ABUSE OF THE TRUMP’S POTENTIAL ABUSE OF THE POWERS OF THE PRESIDENCY TO HELP POWERS OF THE PRESIDENCY TO HELP HIM WIN RE-ELECTION COULD HIM WIN RE-ELECTION COULD OVERLAP WITH THE SECRETS IN THE OVERLAP WITH THE SECRETS IN THE FAMOUSLY HIDDEN TAX RETURNS FAMOUSLY HIDDEN TAX RETURNS WHERE THERE’S QUESTIONS ABOUT WHERE THERE’S QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER THERE ARE BUSINESS WHETHER THERE ARE BUSINESS INTERESTS COMPROMISED HERE INTERESTS COMPROMISED HERE IF SOMEONE IS WILLING, ACCORDING IF SOMEONE IS WILLING, ACCORDING TO THE DEMOCRATS’ ARGUMENT, SEEK TO THE DEMOCRATS’ ARGUMENT, SEEK A BRIBE FOR THE PERSONAL, A BRIBE FOR THE PERSONAL, POLITICAL INTERESTS, THEY MAY DO POLITICAL INTERESTS, THEY MAY DO THAT FOR THEIR PERSONAL THAT FOR THEIR PERSONAL ENRICHMENT ENRICHMENT

I WONDER HOW THAT ALL FITS IN I WONDER HOW THAT ALL FITS IN ONE THING WE TRY TO AVOID AROUND ONE THING WE TRY TO AVOID AROUND HERE IS PREDICTIONS HERE IS PREDICTIONS WE DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO WE DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN

HAPPEN IT’S INTERESTING LOOK AT "THE IT’S INTERESTING LOOK AT "THE NEW YORK TIMES," SOMETHING THAT NEW YORK TIMES," SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE MIGHT NOT HAVE PREDICTED PEOPLE MIGHT NOT HAVE PREDICTED SIX MONTHS AGO, WHICH IS THE SIX MONTHS AGO, WHICH IS THE LEVEL OF HIGH, HIGH SENIOR LEVEL OF HIGH, HIGH SENIOR OFFICIALS IN-FIGHTING OFFICIALS IN-FIGHTING I MENTIONED WHAT I CALL THE FULL I MENTIONED WHAT I CALL THE FULL MULVANEY, DOES SOMETHING TO MULVANEY, DOES SOMETHING TO CONTRADICT HIMSELF AND THEN CONTRADICT HIMSELF AND THEN TELLS YOU THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN TELLS YOU THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN

POST REPORTING HERE, MULVANEY’S POST REPORTING HERE, MULVANEY’S OFFICE BLAMES WHITE HOUSE OFFICE BLAMES WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL TO STOP OTHER OFFICIALS COUNSEL TO STOP OTHER OFFICIALS FROM NOT PARTICIPATING IN FROM NOT PARTICIPATING IN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY THAT HAS ONLY MADE MATTERS WORSE THAT HAS ONLY MADE MATTERS WORSE WITH HIS OCTOBER 17th NEWS WITH HIS OCTOBER 17th NEWS CONFERENCE WHEN HE PUBLICLY CONFERENCE WHEN HE PUBLICLY ACKNOWLEDGED QUID PRO QUO, ACKNOWLEDGED QUID PRO QUO, BRIBERY BRIBERY HEATHER HEATHER HEATHER, TAKE YOUR PICK ON HEATHER, TAKE YOUR PICK ON ANALYZING ANY OF THAT

ANALYZING ANY OF THAT >> YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT >> YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT MULVANEY HAS BEEN ONE OF THOSE MULVANEY HAS BEEN ONE OF THOSE FIGURES THAT WILL BE STUDIED IN FIGURES THAT WILL BE STUDIED IN CASE STUDIES, PERSONNEL CASE CASE STUDIES, PERSONNEL CASE STUDIES STUDIES HE HAS HELD, YOU KNOW, 87 ROLES HE HAS HELD, YOU KNOW, 87 ROLES IN THE ADMINISTRATION NOW, I IN THE ADMINISTRATION NOW, I THINK? THINK? HE HAS HELD SO MANY ROLES IN THE HE HAS HELD SO MANY ROLES IN THE ADMINISTRATION AND LEFT A WAKE, ADMINISTRATION AND LEFT A WAKE, A WAVE OF CORRUPTION IN HIS WAKE A WAVE OF CORRUPTION IN HIS WAKE AT EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM, AT EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM, WHETHER IT’S THE CONSUMER WHETHER IT’S THE CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU, THE FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU, THE BUDGET BUDGET

THIS IS THE LAST STRAW THIS IS THE LAST STRAW THE FACT THAT HE HAS BEEN REALLY THE FACT THAT HE HAS BEEN REALLY AT THE CENTER, MULVANEY ON THE AT THE CENTER, MULVANEY ON THE OFFICIAL SIDE, GIULIANI ON THE OFFICIAL SIDE, GIULIANI ON THE PERSONAL SIDE OF THIS WEB OF PERSONAL SIDE OF THIS WEB OF CORRUPTION AROUND UKRAINE AND CORRUPTION AROUND UKRAINE AND THAT HE WASN’T EVEN DUPLICITOUS THAT HE WASN’T EVEN DUPLICITOUS ENOUGH TO LIE ABOUT IT ON ENOUGH TO LIE ABOUT IT ON NATIONAL TELEVISION, YOU KNOW, NATIONAL TELEVISION, YOU KNOW, IN SOME WAYS I ALMOST FEEL BADLY IN SOME WAYS I ALMOST FEEL BADLY FOR HIM FOR HIM >> IN FAIRNESS, HEATHER — >> IN FAIRNESS, HEATHER — >> YEAH? >> YEAH? >> — AFTER HE TOLD THE TRUTH HE >> — AFTER HE TOLD THE TRUTH HE LIED ABOUT HIS TRUTHFUL LIED ABOUT HIS TRUTHFUL CONFESSION

CONFESSION >> THAT’S RIGHT >> THAT’S RIGHT THAT’S RIGHT THAT’S RIGHT

IN FAIRNESS, HE DID COVER BOTH IN FAIRNESS, HE DID COVER BOTH BASES BASES I REALLY LIKE THE FULL MULVANEY I REALLY LIKE THE FULL MULVANEY I’M GOING TO SEE IF I CAN USE I’M GOING TO SEE IF I CAN USE THAT

THAT I ALMOST FEEL BADLY FOR HIM I ALMOST FEEL BADLY FOR HIM BECAUSE HE IS LIKE ONE OF THE BECAUSE HE IS LIKE ONE OF THE MANY REPUBLICANS WHO, RIGHT NOW, MANY REPUBLICANS WHO, RIGHT NOW, IS REALLY TRAPPED IN TRYING TO IS REALLY TRAPPED IN TRYING TO FIGURE OUT AS MORE AND MORE FIGURE OUT AS MORE AND MORE DETAILS ARE UNFOLDING EXACTLY DETAILS ARE UNFOLDING EXACTLY WHAT THE REPUBLICAN LINE IS WHAT THE REPUBLICAN LINE IS GOING TO BE GOING TO BE FIRST IT WAS NO QUID PRO QUO FIRST IT WAS NO QUID PRO QUO

THEN QUID PRO QUO IS NOT A THEN QUID PRO QUO IS NOT A PROBLEM PROBLEM NOW IT’S TRYING TO CHASE AROUND NOW IT’S TRYING TO CHASE AROUND A PROCESS A PROCESS THEN IT’S GOING TO BE BRIBERY, THEN IT’S GOING TO BE BRIBERY, ONCE THE DEMOCRATS TO MAKING ONCE THE DEMOCRATS TO MAKING THAT ARGUMENT, SAYING BRIBERY IS THAT ARGUMENT, SAYING BRIBERY IS NOT A CRIME SOMEHOW

NOT A CRIME SOMEHOW IT’S DIFFICULT IT’S DIFFICULT FACTS ARE PRETTY PLAIN AND FACTS ARE PRETTY PLAIN AND SIMPLE SIMPLE

SOMEHOW THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SOMEHOW THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS CONTINUED TO HAVE THEIR OWN HAS CONTINUED TO HAVE THEIR OWN GOALS, RELEASING THE TRANSCRIPTS GOALS, RELEASING THE TRANSCRIPTS AS IF THEY WERE EXONERATING AS IF THEY WERE EXONERATING SOMEHOW SOMEHOW I THINK IT’S GREAT WE’VE HAD SO I THINK IT’S GREAT WE’VE HAD SO MANY MEMBERS OF OUR PUBLIC MANY MEMBERS OF OUR PUBLIC SERVICE, HELLO, COME OUT AND SERVICE, HELLO, COME OUT AND ACTUALLY FOLLOW THE LAW AND ACTUALLY FOLLOW THE LAW AND FOLLOW THEIR SUBPOENAS FOLLOW THEIR SUBPOENAS >> AND GO IN — >> AND GO IN — >> AND TESTIFY

>> AND TESTIFY >> — GIVE THEIR ACCOUNTS THAT >> — GIVE THEIR ACCOUNTS THAT HAVE BUILT THE EVIDENCE OF HAVE BUILT THE EVIDENCE OF BRIBERY BRIBERY SCHIFF SAID TONIGHT IT’S ALL SCHIFF SAID TONIGHT IT’S ALL ABOUT, QUOTE, ABUSING OFFICIAL ABOUT, QUOTE, ABUSING OFFICIAL POWERS POWERS

FOUNDERS WERE OBVIOUSLY WORRIED FOUNDERS WERE OBVIOUSLY WORRIED ABOUT BRIBERY ABOUT BRIBERY AS YOU BOTH KNOW, BRIBERY IS AN AS YOU BOTH KNOW, BRIBERY IS AN ARCHAIC WORD FOR THE SWAMP ARCHAIC WORD FOR THE SWAMP THIS IS A SWAMP THEY WERE TRYING THIS IS A SWAMP THEY WERE TRYING TO CLEAN UP

TO CLEAN UP YOU CAN’T GO TO WASHINGTON AND YOU CAN’T GO TO WASHINGTON AND SELL YOUR OFFICE

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