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ATTORNEY WHO SERVED OVER 20 YEARS IN THE CHIEF COUNSEL’S YEARS IN THE CHIEF COUNSEL’S OFFICE AT THE IRS, SOMEONE WHO OFFICE AT THE IRS, SOMEONE WHO KNOWS MUCH MORE ABOUT THAT KNOWS MUCH MORE ABOUT THAT SUBJECT THAN I DO. SUBJECT THAN I DO. THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THE SOME THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THE SOME DAY SOON, A FEDERAL JUDGE IS DAY SOON, A FEDERAL JUDGE IS GOING TO ORDER THE TREASURY GOING TO ORDER THE TREASURY SECRETARY AND DIRECTOR OF THE SECRETARY AND DIRECTOR OF THE IRS TO HAND OVER DONALD TRUMP’S IRS TO HAND OVER DONALD TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS TO THE CHAIRMAN OF TAX RETURNS TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE AND THE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE AND THE JUDGE WHO ISSUES THAT ORDER THE JUDGE WHO ISSUES THAT ORDER WILL NO DOUBT, BE ECHOING AND WILL NO DOUBT, BE ECHOING AND POSSIBLY EVEN SPECIFICALLY POSSIBLY EVEN SPECIFICALLY CITING THE ORDER ISSUED BY A CITING THE ORDER ISSUED BY A FEDERAL JUDGE IN NEW YORK CITY FEDERAL JUDGE IN NEW YORK CITY TODAY WHO ORDERED DEUTSCHE BANK TODAY WHO ORDERED DEUTSCHE BANK TO COMPLY WITH A HOUSE SUBPOENA TO COMPLY WITH A HOUSE SUBPOENA FOR THE TRUMP RECORDS. FOR THE TRUMP RECORDS. IN HIS OPINION TODAY THAT, JUDGE IN HIS OPINION TODAY THAT, JUDGE REFERRED SPECIFICALLY TO THE REFERRED SPECIFICALLY TO THE JUDGE’S OPINION ON MONDAY THAT JUDGE’S OPINION ON MONDAY THAT WAS THE FIRST TO ORDER WAS THE FIRST TO ORDER COMPLIANCE WITH A HOUSE SUBPOENA COMPLIANCE WITH A HOUSE SUBPOENA FOR TRUMP FINANCIAL RECORDS FROM FOR TRUMP FINANCIAL RECORDS FROM AN ACCOUNTING FIRM. AN ACCOUNTING FIRM. FEDERAL JUDGES ARE NOW DONALD FEDERAL JUDGES ARE NOW DONALD TRUMP’S WORST ENEMIES BECAUSE TRUMP’S WORST ENEMIES BECAUSE THEY ARE FOLLOWING THE LAW. THEY ARE FOLLOWING THE LAW. AND BECAUSE THEY DON’T PLAY AND BECAUSE THEY DON’T PLAY TRUMP GAMES. TRUMP GAMES. FEDERAL COURTROOMS DO NOT ALLOW FEDERAL COURTROOMS DO NOT ALLOW THE KINDS OF SILLY STATEMENTS THE KINDS OF SILLY STATEMENTS THAT DONALD TRUMP MAKES AT HIS THAT DONALD TRUMP MAKES AT HIS RALLIES OR THE SILLY STUNTS THAT RALLIES OR THE SILLY STUNTS THAT HE PULLS IN THE WHITE HOUSE LIKE HE PULLS IN THE WHITE HOUSE LIKE THE STUNTS THAT HE PULLED TODAY THE STUNTS THAT HE PULLED TODAY IN THE WHITE HOUSE. IN THE WHITE HOUSE. PRESIDENT TRUMP ACTUALLY PRESIDENT TRUMP ACTUALLY SCHEDULED A RIDICULOUS STUNT IN SCHEDULED A RIDICULOUS STUNT IN THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY SO THAT HE THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY SO THAT HE COULD USE IT AS THE BASIS FOR AN COULD USE IT AS THE BASIS FOR AN EVEN MORE RIDICULOUS STUNT EVEN MORE RIDICULOUS STUNT MINUTES LATER IN THE WHITE HOUSE MINUTES LATER IN THE WHITE HOUSE ROSE GARDEN. ROSE GARDEN. THE ONLY THING THAT WILL BE THE ONLY THING THAT WILL BE REMEMBERED FROM HIS STUNT UPON A REMEMBERED FROM HIS STUNT UPON A STUNT IS THAT THE PRESIDENT OF STUNT IS THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES ACTUALLY SAID THE UNITED STATES ACTUALLY SAID THIS. THIS.>>I DON’T DO COVER-UPS.>>I DON’T DO COVER-UPS.>>NO PRESIDENT WHO DID NOT DO>>NO PRESIDENT WHO DID NOT DO COVER-UPS EVER SAID I DON’T DO COVER-UPS EVER SAID I DON’T DO COVER-UPS. COVER-UPS. THE CLOSEST RICHARD NIXON CAME THE CLOSEST RICHARD NIXON CAME TO THAT WAS “I AM NOT A CROOK,” TO THAT WAS “I AM NOT A CROOK,” AND HE WAS FORCED TO RESIGN THE AND HE WAS FORCED TO RESIGN THE PRESIDENCY BECAUSE HE DID PRESIDENCY BECAUSE HE DID COVER-UPS. COVER-UPS. HE WAS NEVER BUFFOONISH ENOUGH HE WAS NEVER BUFFOONISH ENOUGH TO SAY I DON’T DO COVER-UPS. TO SAY I DON’T DO COVER-UPS. HE SAID THAT TODAY BECAUSE THIS HE SAID THAT TODAY BECAUSE THIS MORNING THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE MORNING THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE SAID THIS. SAID THIS.>>WOULD YOU BELIEVE THAT IT’S>>WOULD YOU BELIEVE THAT IT’S IMPORTANT — WE DO BELIEVE IT’S IMPORTANT — WE DO BELIEVE IT’S IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW THE FACTS. IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW THE FACTS. WE BELIEVE THAT NO ONE IS ABOVE WE BELIEVE THAT NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW AND CLEARLY THE THE LAW AND CLEARLY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND WE BELIEVE THAT THE AND WE BELIEVE THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS ENGAGED IN A COVER-UP. IS ENGAGED IN A COVER-UP. IN A COVER-UP. IN A COVER-UP. THAT WAS THE NATURE OF THE. THAT WAS THE NATURE OF THE.>>NOW, AS EVERYONE IN POLITICS>>NOW, AS EVERYONE IN POLITICS KNOWS, YOU SHOULD NEVER ADOPT KNOWS, YOU SHOULD NEVER ADOPT THE LANGUAGE OF THE OPPOSITION THE LANGUAGE OF THE OPPOSITION ESPECIALLY WHEN IT IS AN ESPECIALLY WHEN IT IS AN ACCUSATION AGAINST YOU AND EXTRA ACCUSATION AGAINST YOU AND EXTRA ESPECIALLY WHEN IT IS A CRIMINAL ESPECIALLY WHEN IT IS A CRIMINAL ACCUSATION AGAINST YOU LIKE ACCUSATION AGAINST YOU LIKE COVER-UP. COVER-UP. NEL HALF COMPETENT WHITE HOUSE NEL HALF COMPETENT WHITE HOUSE STAFF WOULD HAVE STRONGLY STAFF WOULD HAVE STRONGLY ADVISED THE PRESIDENT NOT TO USE ADVISED THE PRESIDENT NOT TO USE THE WORD COVER-UP TODAY OR EVER. THE WORD COVER-UP TODAY OR EVER. HE WAS IN THE ROSE GARDEN TO HE WAS IN THE ROSE GARDEN TO EXPLAIN TO REPORTERS WHY HE WAS EXPLAIN TO REPORTERS WHY HE WAS NOT IN THE CABINET ROOM WHERE HE NOT IN THE CABINET ROOM WHERE HE WAS SCHEDULED TO BE AT THAT WAS SCHEDULED TO BE AT THAT MOMENT IN A MEETING WITH THE MOMENT IN A MEETING WITH THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP OF THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP OF THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE TO TALK HOUSE AND THE SENATE TO TALK ABOUT POSSIBLE INFRASTRUCTURE ABOUT POSSIBLE INFRASTRUCTURE LEGISLATION. LEGISLATION. BUT THE PRESIDENT SAID HE WAS BUT THE PRESIDENT SAID HE WAS INCAPABLE OF DOING HIS JOB ONCE INCAPABLE OF DOING HIS JOB ONCE HE HEARD THAT NANCY PELOSI HAD HE HEARD THAT NANCY PELOSI HAD ACTUALLY USED THE WORD COVER-UP. ACTUALLY USED THE WORD COVER-UP.>>INSTEAD OF WALKING IN HAPPILY>>INSTEAD OF WALKING IN HAPPILY INTO A MEETING, I WALK INTO LOOK INTO A MEETING, I WALK INTO LOOK AT PEOPLE THAT HAD JUST SAID AT PEOPLE THAT HAD JUST SAID THAT I WAS DOING A COVER-UP. THAT I WAS DOING A COVER-UP. I DON’T DO COVER-UPS. I DON’T DO COVER-UPS. YOU PEOPLE PROBABLY KNOW THEY’LL YOU PEOPLE PROBABLY KNOW THEY’LL BETTER THAN ANYBODY. BETTER THAN ANYBODY.>>OH, AND THAT LITTLE TAG IS>>OH, AND THAT LITTLE TAG IS ONE OF HIS PATHOLOGICAL TELLS. ONE OF HIS PATHOLOGICAL TELLS. YOU PEOPLE KNOW THAT PROBABLY YOU PEOPLE KNOW THAT PROBABLY BETTER THAN ANYBODY. BETTER THAN ANYBODY. HE CONSTANTLY SAYS THAT TO THE HE CONSTANTLY SAYS THAT TO THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS CORPS. WHITE HOUSE PRESS CORPS. KNOWING THAT THEY ARE ALL YOU KNOWING THAT THEY ARE ALL YOU LOCKED INTO A TRADITION OF LOCKED INTO A TRADITION OF POLITENESS THAT PREVENTS THEM POLITENESS THAT PREVENTS THEM FROM SCREAMING BACK AT HIM, NO, FROM SCREAMING BACK AT HIM, NO, WE DON’T KNOW THE THAT THE WE DON’T KNOW THE THAT THE BETTER THAN ANYBODY. BETTER THAN ANYBODY. MOST OF US HAVE WRITTEN STORIES MOST OF US HAVE WRITTEN STORIES IN WHICH YOU ARE REPORTED TO BE IN WHICH YOU ARE REPORTED TO BE ENGAGED IN A COVER-UP. ENGAGED IN A COVER-UP. IT IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE IT IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE TRUMP PUBLIC TECHNIQUE WHEN HE TRUMP PUBLIC TECHNIQUE WHEN HE THROWS IN THAT LINE, YOU PEOPLE THROWS IN THAT LINE, YOU PEOPLE PROBABLY KNOW THAT BETTER THAN PROBABLY KNOW THAT BETTER THAN ANYBODY AND IT IS MET WITH ANYBODY AND IT IS MET WITH SILENCE. SILENCE. THAT IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE DONALD THAT IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE DONALD TRUMP KNOWS THAT IN THE TV TRUMP KNOWS THAT IN THE TV AUDIENCE’S MIND, HE THINKS AUDIENCE’S MIND, HE THINKS ANYWAY, THAT THAT SILENCE ANYWAY, THAT THAT SILENCE AFFIRMS THAT THOSE PEOPLE REALLY AFFIRMS THAT THOSE PEOPLE REALLY DO KNOW BETTER THAN ANYBODY THAT DO KNOW BETTER THAN ANYBODY THAT WHAT HE JUST SAID IS TRUE. WHAT HE JUST SAID IS TRUE. DONALD TRUMP USES THE WHITE DONALD TRUMP USES THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS CORPS AS A PROP AS HOUSE PRESS CORPS AS A PROP AS HE DID TODAY AND HE USED THE HE DID TODAY AND HE USED THE DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP AS A PROP ONCE AGAIN LEADERSHIP AS A PROP ONCE AGAIN TODAY AND IS NOW TELLING AMERICA TODAY AND IS NOW TELLING AMERICA THAT NOTHING DANGEROUS BRIDGE THAT NOTHING DANGEROUS BRIDGE WILL BE REPAIRED, NOT ONE PENNY WILL BE REPAIRED, NOT ONE PENNY OF INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT WILL OCCUR IN THE UNITED STATES WILL OCCUR IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS LONG AS THE OF AMERICA AS LONG AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS BEING INVESTIGATED. IS BEING INVESTIGATED.>>I WALKED INTO THE ROOM, AND I>>I WALKED INTO THE ROOM, AND I TOLD SENATOR SCHUMER, SPEAKER TOLD SENATOR SCHUMER, SPEAKER PELOSI, I WANT TO DO PELOSI, I WANT TO DO INFRASTRUCTURE. INFRASTRUCTURE. I WANT TO DO IT MORE THAN YOU I WANT TO DO IT MORE THAN YOU WANT TO DO IT. WANT TO DO IT. I’D BE ALREADY GOOD AT THAT. I’D BE ALREADY GOOD AT THAT. THAT’S WHAT I DO. THAT’S WHAT I DO. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? YOU CAN’T DO IT UNDER THESE YOU CAN’T DO IT UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES. CIRCUMSTANCES. SO GET THESE PHONY SO GET THESE PHONY INVESTIGATIONS OVER WITH. INVESTIGATIONS OVER WITH.>>THAT STATEMENT AN HOPE BY ANY>>THAT STATEMENT AN HOPE BY ANY OTHER PRESIDENT WOULD BE AN OTHER PRESIDENT WOULD BE AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE. IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE. TO SAY I WILL NOT PERFORM MY TO SAY I WILL NOT PERFORM MY CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY AS LONG AS CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY AS LONG AS I’M BEING INVESTIGATED WOULD BE I’M BEING INVESTIGATED WOULD BE IN AND OF ITSELF AN ARTICLE OF IN AND OF ITSELF AN ARTICLE OF IMPEACHMENT AGAINST ANY OTHER IMPEACHMENT AGAINST ANY OTHER PRESIDENT BUT THIS CONGRESS HAS PRESIDENT BUT THIS CONGRESS HAS A REPUBLICAN SENATE WHICH WILL A REPUBLICAN SENATE WHICH WILL ABIDE ANY VIOLATION OF DONALD ABIDE ANY VIOLATION OF DONALD TRUMP’S OATH OF OFFICE AND HAS TRUMP’S OATH OF OFFICE AND HAS ALSO AN BESIDED MANY OF THEM AND ALSO AN BESIDED MANY OF THEM AND THE DEMOCRATIC HOUSE IS NOW THE DEMOCRATIC HOUSE IS NOW APPARENTLY LOST ON WHAT APPARENTLY LOST ON WHAT IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE ACTUALLY IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE ACTUALLY MEANS. MEANS. THEY ALL GREEN EVEN THE SPEAKER THEY ALL GREEN EVEN THE SPEAKER THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS COMMITTED THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS COMMITTED IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES BUT DO NOT IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES BUT DO NOT AGREE THAT THE PRESIDENT SHOULD AGREE THAT THE PRESIDENT SHOULD BE IMPEACHED FOR IMPEACHABLE BE IMPEACHED FOR IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES. OFFENSES. THEY HAVE YET TO EXPLAIN THAT. THEY HAVE YET TO EXPLAIN THAT. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY THAT A PARTY IN THE HOW HISTORY THAT A PARTY IN THE HOW WAS REPRESENTATIVES HAS HAD SUCH WAS REPRESENTATIVES HAS HAD SUCH A TORTURED RELATIONSHIP TO THE A TORTURED RELATIONSHIP TO THE ISSUE OF IMPEACHMENT, BUT THE ISSUE OF IMPEACHMENT, BUT THE COURTS ARE MARCHING ON AGAINST COURTS ARE MARCHING ON AGAINST THE PRESIDENT IN WAYS THAT ARE THE PRESIDENT IN WAYS THAT ARE POSSIBLY ALMOST AS DEVASTATING POSSIBLY ALMOST AS DEVASTATING AS IMPEACHMENT. AS IMPEACHMENT. THE FUNNY THING ABOUT THE WORD THE FUNNY THING ABOUT THE WORD IMPEACHMENT, COMPARED TO THE IMPEACHMENT, COMPARED TO THE WORD COVER-UP, IS THAT PRESIDENT WORD COVER-UP, IS THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS FINALLY FOUND A WORD TRUMP HAS FINALLY FOUND A WORD THAT HE THINKS A PRESIDENT JUST THAT HE THINKS A PRESIDENT JUST SHOULD NOT SAY. SHOULD NOT SAY.>>ALL OF A SUDDEN I HEAR LAST>>ALL OF A SUDDEN I HEAR LAST NIGHT THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE A NIGHT THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE A MEETING RIGHT BEFORE THIS MEETING RIGHT BEFORE THIS MEETING TO TALK ABOUT THE “I” MEETING TO TALK ABOUT THE “I” WORD. WORD. THE “I” WORD. THE “I” WORD. CAN YOU IMAGINE? CAN YOU IMAGINE?>>WHAT I COULD NOT IMAGINE IS>>WHAT I COULD NOT IMAGINE IS THAT DONALD TRUMP WOULD FIND A THAT DONALD TRUMP WOULD FIND A WORD THAT HE IS AFRAID TO SAY IN WORD THAT HE IS AFRAID TO SAY IN PUBLIC. PUBLIC.>>YOU KNOW THEY SAY>>YOU KNOW THEY SAY CONFIDENTIAL SOURCES. CONFIDENTIAL SOURCES. DO YOU EVER NOTICE THEY NEVER DO YOU EVER NOTICE THEY NEVER WRITE THE NAMES OF PEOPLE WRITE THE NAMES OF PEOPLE ANYMORE. ANYMORE. EVERYTHING IS A SOURCE SAYS. EVERYTHING IS A SOURCE SAYS. THERE IS NO SOURCE. THERE IS NO SOURCE. THE PERSON DOESN’T EXIST. THE PERSON DOESN’T EXIST. THE PERSON’S NOT ALIVE. THE PERSON’S NOT ALIVE. IT’S BULL SHIT, OKAY? IT’S BULL SHIT, OKAY? IT’S BULLSHIT. IT’S BULLSHIT.>>FROM THE START, THE ONLY>>FROM THE START, THE ONLY POSSIBILITY FOR INFRASTRUCTURE POSSIBILITY FOR INFRASTRUCTURE HAS BEEN THAN NANCY PELOSI AND HAS BEEN THAN NANCY PELOSI AND CHUCK SCHUMER AND DONALD TRUMP CHUCK SCHUMER AND DONALD TRUMP WOULD BUILD A ROAD TO NOWHERE WOULD BUILD A ROAD TO NOWHERE BECAUSE AT DEMOCRATS AND THE BECAUSE AT DEMOCRATS AND THE TRUMP PARTY WILL NEVER AGREE ON TRUMP PARTY WILL NEVER AGREE ON INFRASTRUCTURE LEGISLATION. INFRASTRUCTURE LEGISLATION. SOME DEMOCRATS WOULD BE WILLING SOME DEMOCRATS WOULD BE WILLING TO PAY FOR INFRASTRUCTURE TO PAY FOR INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING WITH A GASOLINE TAX OR SPENDING WITH A GASOLINE TAX OR CUTS TO DEFENSE SPENDING. CUTS TO DEFENSE SPENDING. AND REPUBLICANS WOULD NOT AGREE AND REPUBLICANS WOULD NOT AGREE TO PAY FOR INFRASTRUCTURE TO PAY FOR INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING AT ALL, PERIOD, ZERO. SPENDING AT ALL, PERIOD, ZERO. REPUBLICANS WOULD NOT SUPPORT REPUBLICANS WOULD NOT SUPPORT INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING. INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING. THEY WOULD SIMPLY SUPPORT GIANT THEY WOULD SIMPLY SUPPORT GIANT TAX BREAKS FOR COMPANIES ENGAGED TAX BREAKS FOR COMPANIES ENGAGED IN VERY LOOSELY DEFINED IN VERY LOOSELY DEFINED INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS. INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS. SO THERE HAS NEVER BEEN EVEN A SO THERE HAS NEVER BEEN EVEN A 1% OF A POSSIBILITY CHANCE OF AN 1% OF A POSSIBILITY CHANCE OF AN AGREEMENT ON INFRASTRUCTURE AGREEMENT ON INFRASTRUCTURE LEGISLATION AND DEMOCRATS KNEW LEGISLATION AND DEMOCRATS KNEW THAT BUT THEY DID NOT WANT TO THAT BUT THEY DID NOT WANT TO APPEAR TO BE UNWILLING TO APPEAR TO BE UNWILLING TO NEGOTIATE WITH PRESIDENT FRUMP. NEGOTIATE WITH PRESIDENT FRUMP. SO NANCY PELOSI AND CHUCK SO NANCY PELOSI AND CHUCK SCHUMER HAVE REPEATEDLY ALLOWED SCHUMER HAVE REPEATEDLY ALLOWED FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF NEGOTIATIONS IN THEIR LAST NEGOTIATIONS IN THEIR LAST DISCUSSION WITH THE PRESIDENT, DISCUSSION WITH THE PRESIDENT, THEY ASKED THE PRESIDENT TO THEY ASKED THE PRESIDENT TO PRESENT THEM WITH PROPOSALS FOR PRESENT THEM WITH PROPOSALS FOR HOW TO PAY FOR INFRASTRUCTURE HOW TO PAY FOR INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING. SPENDING. THAT WAS THE POINT OF TODAY’S THAT WAS THE POINT OF TODAY’S MEETING. MEETING. IN A NORMAL WHITE HOUSE, IN A NORMAL WHITE HOUSE, PRESIDENT WOULD HAVE WALKED INTO PRESIDENT WOULD HAVE WALKED INTO THE ROOM WITH THE BUDGET THE ROOM WITH THE BUDGET DIRECTOR, WITH PERHAPS THE DIRECTOR, WITH PERHAPS THE TREASURY SECRETARY AND PERHAPS TREASURY SECRETARY AND PERHAPS THE TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY AND THE TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY AND THEY WOULD LAY OUT THEY WOULD LAY OUT INFRASTRUCTURE OPTIONS WITH INFRASTRUCTURE OPTIONS WITH DIFFERENT PRICE TAGS AND DIFFERENT PRICE TAGS AND DIFFERENT WAYS OF PAYING FOR DIFFERENT WAYS OF PAYING FOR THOSE PROJECTS AND THERE WOULD THOSE PROJECTS AND THERE WOULD BE A GIVE AND TAKE AT THE TABLE BE A GIVE AND TAKE AT THE TABLE IN THE CABINET ROOM, THE KIND OF IN THE CABINET ROOM, THE KIND OF MEETING I SAW MANY TIMES IN THAT MEETING I SAW MANY TIMES IN THAT ROOM WHEN I WAS A SENATE STAFFER ROOM WHEN I WAS A SENATE STAFFER AND IT MIGHT TAKE MONTHS BUT IN AND IT MIGHT TAKE MONTHS BUT IN THAT ROOM USING THOSE PUZZLE THAT ROOM USING THOSE PUZZLE PARTS, AN AGREEMENT WOULD PARTS, AN AGREEMENT WOULD EVENTUALLY EMERGE. EVENTUALLY EMERGE. THAT IS THE ADULT JOB OF THE THAT IS THE ADULT JOB OF THE PRESIDENCY. PRESIDENCY. THAT IS THE JOB DONALD TRUMP HAS THAT IS THE JOB DONALD TRUMP HAS NEVER DONE AND WILL NEVER DO. NEVER DONE AND WILL NEVER DO. AND SAID TODAY HE WILL NOT DO. AND SAID TODAY HE WILL NOT DO. AND SO IT BECAME ANOTHER STUNT AND SO IT BECAME ANOTHER STUNT DAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE WITH THE DAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE WITH THE PRESIDENT WHO IS NOW ON RECORD PRESIDENT WHO IS NOW ON RECORD AS BEING THE FIRST PRESIDENT IN AS BEING THE FIRST PRESIDENT IN HISTORY TO GO ON STRIKE. HISTORY TO GO ON STRIKE. THE PRESIDENT WHO IS GOING TO THE PRESIDENT WHO IS GOING TO STAY ON STRIKE AS LONG AS HE’S STAY ON STRIKE AS LONG AS HE’S BEING INVESTIGATED. BEING INVESTIGATED.>>SO I’VE SAID FROM THE>>SO I’VE SAID FROM THE BEGINNING RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING, THAT HA YOU PROBABLY BEGINNING, THAT HA YOU PROBABLY CAN’T GO DOWN TWO TRACKS. CAN’T GO DOWN TWO TRACKS. YOU CAN GO DOWN DID THE YOU CAN GO DOWN DID THE INVESTIGATION TRACK AND YOU CAN INVESTIGATION TRACK AND YOU CAN GO DOWN THE INVESTMENT TRACK OR GO DOWN THE INVESTMENT TRACK OR THE TRACK OF LET’S GET THINGS THE TRACK OF LET’S GET THINGS DONE FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. DONE FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.>>WE HAVE MY TWO FAVORITE>>WE HAVE MY TWO FAVORITE PEOPLE TO DISCUSS STUNT DAY AT PEOPLE TO DISCUSS STUNT DAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE TONIGHT. THE WHITE HOUSE TONIGHT. LEADING OFF OUR DISCUSSION, LEADING OFF OUR DISCUSSION, EUGENE ROBINSON, ASSOCIATE EUGENE ROBINSON, ASSOCIATE EDITOR AND PULITZER PRIZE WING EDITOR AND PULITZER PRIZE WING COLUMNIST FOR THE “WASHINGTON COLUMNIST FOR THE “WASHINGTON POST,” AN MSNBC POLITICAL POST,” AN MSNBC POLITICAL COLUMNIST AND JOY REID, MSNBC COLUMNIST AND JOY REID, MSNBC NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT AND HOST NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT AND HOST OF “AM JOY” AND THE AUTHOR OF OF “AM JOY” AND THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK “THE MAN WHO SOLD THE BOOK “THE MAN WHO SOLD AMERICA.” AMERICA.” THIS IS ONE OF THOSE SUBJECTS, THIS IS ONE OF THOSE SUBJECTS, STUNT DAY, THAT REQUIRES A MIX STUNT DAY, THAT REQUIRES A MIX OF ALERTNESS AND SENSITIVITY TO OF ALERTNESS AND SENSITIVITY TO THE POLICY AND TO THE WORKINGS THE POLICY AND TO THE WORKINGS OF THE WHITE HOUSE THE WAY OF THE WHITE HOUSE THE WAY GOVERNMENT IS SUPPOSED TO WORK. GOVERNMENT IS SUPPOSED TO WORK.>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>AND I THIS I YOU BETTER BRING>>AND I THIS I YOU BETTER BRING A SENSE OF HUMOR TO GET THROUGH A SENSE OF HUMOR TO GET THROUGH IT, YOU HAVE TO BRING A SENSE OF IT, YOU HAVE TO BRING A SENSE OF HUMOR TO IT. HUMOR TO IT. SO HE PILES THE STUNT ON TOP OF SO HE PILES THE STUNT ON TOP OF THE STUNT AND HE GOES ON STRIKE. THE STUNT AND HE GOES ON STRIKE.>>LAWRENCE, THANK YOU SO MUCH>>LAWRENCE, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DOING THAT. FOR DOING THAT. I APOLOGIZE FOR CACKLING IN THE I APOLOGIZE FOR CACKLING IN THE BACKGROUND AS HE WERE DOING IT. BACKGROUND AS HE WERE DOING IT. I COULDN’T STOP MYSELF FROM I COULDN’T STOP MYSELF FROM LAUGHING. LAUGHING. I MEAN, IT’S HILARIOUS. I MEAN, IT’S HILARIOUS. THE REALITY IS THIS GUY HAS HIS THE REALITY IS THIS GUY HAS HIS ENTIRE PUBLIC CAREER SENIOR BRED ENTIRE PUBLIC CAREER SENIOR BRED KIT INDICATED ON TRICKING BANK B KIT INDICATED ON TRICKING BANK B INTO BELIEVING HE HAD MONEY EVEN INTO BELIEVING HE HAD MONEY EVEN THOUGH HE HAD BUILT BANK A AND THOUGH HE HAD BUILT BANK A AND GETTING THEM TO FUND CASINO C GETTING THEM TO FUND CASINO C EVEN THOUGH A & B HAD GONE EVEN THOUGH A & B HAD GONE BANKRUPT AND HAVING TO SHOW “THE BANKRUPT AND HAVING TO SHOW “THE APPRENTICE” AFTER HE WAS ALREADY APPRENTICE” AFTER HE WAS ALREADY A BUSINESS FAILURE. A BUSINESS FAILURE. NOW THE DEMOCRATS ENTIRE NOW THE DEMOCRATS ENTIRE RESPONSE IS PREDICATED ON THE RESPONSE IS PREDICATED ON THE IDEA HE’S GOT A MASTER STRATEGY IDEA HE’S GOT A MASTER STRATEGY THAT HE’S TRYING TO TRICK THEM THAT HE’S TRYING TO TRICK THEM INTO IMPEACHING HIM AND HE’LL INTO IMPEACHING HIM AND HE’LL FOOL THEM AND HE’S GOT A FOOL THEM AND HE’S GOT A STRATEGY THAT WILL IGNITE A WAVE STRATEGY THAT WILL IGNITE A WAVE OF TRUMP AFFECTION THAT’S GOING OF TRUMP AFFECTION THAT’S GOING TO COME FROM NOWHERE BECAUSE 52% TO COME FROM NOWHERE BECAUSE 52% OF AMERICANS SAY THEY WILL NEVER OF AMERICANS SAY THEY WILL NEVER VOTE FOR HIM. VOTE FOR HIM. HE’S GOING TO BE BILL CLINTON HE’S GOING TO BE BILL CLINTON AND EVERYONE IS GOING TO LOVE AND EVERYONE IS GOING TO LOVE HIM. HIM. DONALD TRUMP IS TERRIFIED OF DONALD TRUMP IS TERRIFIED OF IMPEACHMENT. IMPEACHMENT. DONALD TRUMP IS TERRIFIED OF DONALD TRUMP IS TERRIFIED OF HUMILIATION OF BEING EXPOSED HUMILIATION OF BEING EXPOSED THAT’S WHY HE’S SO FREAKED OUT THAT’S WHY HE’S SO FREAKED OUT ABOUT HIS BUSINESS RECORDS. ABOUT HIS BUSINESS RECORDS. IF HE WAS GOADING THEM TO IF HE WAS GOADING THEM TO IMPEACH HIM, HE WOULDN’T MIND IMPEACH HIM, HE WOULDN’T MIND THE MUELLER REPORT COMING OUT THE MUELLER REPORT COMING OUT BECAUSE HE WOULDN’T BE AFRAID. BECAUSE HE WOULDN’T BE AFRAID. HE’S TERRIFIED. HE’S TERRIFIED. THE DEMOCRATS ARE MORE AFRAID OF THE DEMOCRATS ARE MORE AFRAID OF TRUMP AND MORE AFRAID OF THIS TRUMP AND MORE AFRAID OF THIS MAGICAL BASE THAT’S GOING TO MAGICAL BASE THAT’S GOING TO FALL IN LOVE WITH HIM WHEN HE’S FALL IN LOVE WITH HIM WHEN HE’S IMPEACHED THAN THEY ARE OF THEIR IMPEACHED THAN THEY ARE OF THEIR OWN BASE TURNING ON THEM IF THEY OWN BASE TURNING ON THEM IF THEY WILL DO NOTHING. WILL DO NOTHING.>>GENE, THE DEMOCRATS HAVE>>GENE, THE DEMOCRATS HAVE ALREADY PASSED ABOUT 100 BILLS ALREADY PASSED ABOUT 100 BILLS IN IS THIS HOUSE OF IN IS THIS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES LARGE AND SMALL. REPRESENTATIVES LARGE AND SMALL. WHICH TAKES US BACK — WHILE WHICH TAKES US BACK — WHILE INVESTIGATING THIS PRESIDENT, TO INVESTIGATING THIS PRESIDENT, TO GO BACK TO 1974 TO THE GO BACK TO 1974 TO THE INVESTIGATION OF PRESIDENT NIXON INVESTIGATION OF PRESIDENT NIXON AS I KNOW YOU RECALL, I JUST AS I KNOW YOU RECALL, I JUST ASKED TODAY, GIVE ME A ROUGH ASKED TODAY, GIVE ME A ROUGH OUTLINE AFTER LEGISLATION THAT OUTLINE AFTER LEGISLATION THAT YEAR THAT CONGRESS WAS ABLE TO YEAR THAT CONGRESS WAS ABLE TO DO. DO. THINGS LIKE WHILE THEY’RE THINGS LIKE WHILE THEY’RE BASICALLY REMOVING THE BASICALLY REMOVING THE PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>THE FEDERAL AID TO HIGHWAY>>THE FEDERAL AID TO HIGHWAY ACT, REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973, ACT, REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973, THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT WHILE THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT WHILE THEY’RE DRIVING RICHARD NIXON THEY’RE DRIVING RICHARD NIXON OUT OF OFFICE INVESTIGATING, THE OUT OF OFFICE INVESTIGATING, THE BUDGET ACT OF 1974, NIXON SIGNS BUDGET ACT OF 1974, NIXON SIGNS IT ON JULY 12th AND HE’S. IT ON JULY 12th AND HE’S.>>HE’S ON A HELICOPTER A MONTH>>HE’S ON A HELICOPTER A MONTH LATER. LATER.>>EXACTLY.>>EXACTLY.>>THAT WAS A GIANT PIECE OF>>THAT WAS A GIANT PIECE OF LEGISLATION. LEGISLATION. THAT CREATED THE BUDGET THAT CREATED THE BUDGET COMMITTEES. COMMITTEES. IT CREATED THE CONGRESSIONAL IT CREATED THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE. BUDGET OFFICE. EVERYTHINGING ABOUT FEDERAL EVERYTHINGING ABOUT FEDERAL BUDGET IS WAS DEFINED IN THAT BUDGET IS WAS DEFINED IN THAT VERY COMPLEX LAW THAT THE NIXON VERY COMPLEX LAW THAT THE NIXON ADMINISTRATION TRACKED, ADMINISTRATION TRACKED, RESPONSIBLY. RESPONSIBLY. THEY DID THEIR JOBS. THEY DID THEIR JOBS. AND THE PRESIDENT FRANKLY DID AND THE PRESIDENT FRANKLY DID HIS JOB WHILE HE WAS BEING HIS JOB WHILE HE WAS BEING DRIVEN OUT OF OFFICE. DRIVEN OUT OF OFFICE.>>LOOK, THE NIXON>>LOOK, THE NIXON ADMINISTRATION FOR ITS MANY ADMINISTRATION FOR ITS MANY FLAWS WAS A PRESIDENCY. FLAWS WAS A PRESIDENCY. THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN A THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN A PRESIDENCY. PRESIDENCY. IT NEVER DID A REAL PRESIDENCY IT NEVER DID A REAL PRESIDENCY FROM DAY ONE. FROM DAY ONE. IT’S NEVER BEEN FULLY STAFFED. IT’S NEVER BEEN FULLY STAFFED. IT’S NEVER BEEN STAFFED WITH IT’S NEVER BEEN STAFFED WITH COMPETENT PEOPLE LET ALONE THE COMPETENT PEOPLE LET ALONE THE BRILLIANT PEOPLE THAT WE USUALLY BRILLIANT PEOPLE THAT WE USUALLY SEE IN ADMINISTRATIONS. SEE IN ADMINISTRATIONS. PEOPLE WHO REALLY KNOW THE INS PEOPLE WHO REALLY KNOW THE INS AND OUTS OF THE FEDERAL BUDGET, AND OUTS OF THE FEDERAL BUDGET, REALLY KNOW INFRASTRUCTURE. REALLY KNOW INFRASTRUCTURE. WHO ARE COMMITTED TO THE IDEA OF WHO ARE COMMITTED TO THE IDEA OF GOVERNMENT AND NOT THE IDEA OF GOVERNMENT AND NOT THE IDEA OF GRIFTING YOU KNOW THEMSELVES GRIFTING YOU KNOW THEMSELVES INTO A BIGGER HOUSE AND A BETTER INTO A BIGGER HOUSE AND A BETTER POOL. POOL. WHICH IS KIND OF WHAT WE HAVE WHICH IS KIND OF WHAT WE HAVE NOW. NOW. SO IT SHOULDN’T BE A SURPRISE SO IT SHOULDN’T BE A SURPRISE THAT THEY HAD NO INFRASTRUCTURE THAT THEY HAD NO INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN. PLAN. THEY NEVER WERE GOING TO HAVE THEY NEVER WERE GOING TO HAVE ONE AND THEY DON’T HAVE ONE. ONE AND THEY DON’T HAVE ONE. THEY HAVE FLOW IDEA HOW TO FUND THEY HAVE FLOW IDEA HOW TO FUND IT. IT. AND SO THEY CAME UP WITH A AND SO THEY CAME UP WITH A STUNT. STUNT. OR TWO STUNTS. OR TWO STUNTS. THE FIRST STUNT AND THEN THE THE FIRST STUNT AND THEN THE SECOND STUNT THAT BUILT ON THAT. SECOND STUNT THAT BUILT ON THAT. YOU KNOW, THE ONLY THING I CAN YOU KNOW, THE ONLY THING I CAN SAY FOR WHAT DEMOCRATS DID TODAY SAY FOR WHAT DEMOCRATS DID TODAY AND HOW THEY COME OUT LOOKING IS AND HOW THEY COME OUT LOOKING IS YOU’RE RIGHT. YOU’RE RIGHT. THEY ARE WRONG IF THEY THINK THEY ARE WRONG IF THEY THINK THERE’S SOME VERY SUBTLE SORT OF THERE’S SOME VERY SUBTLE SORT OF MACHIAVELLIAN LONG-RANGE MACHIAVELLIAN LONG-RANGE FOUR-DIMENSIONAL CHESS STRATEGY FOUR-DIMENSIONAL CHESS STRATEGY THAT DONALD TRUMP IS PLAYING THAT DONALD TRUMP IS PLAYING BECAUSE HE DON’T DO THAT. BECAUSE HE DON’T DO THAT. BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY WHO ARE FRUSTRATED THE COUNTRY WHO ARE FRUSTRATED THAT STUFF DOESN’T GET DONE. THAT STUFF DOESN’T GET DONE. AND IT IS USEFUL I THINK FROM AND IT IS USEFUL I THINK FROM THAT STANDPOINT FOR DEMOCRATS TO THAT STANDPOINT FOR DEMOCRATS TO BE SAYING LET’S GET STUFF DONE BE SAYING LET’S GET STUFF DONE AND FOR THE PRESIDENT TO SAY I AND FOR THE PRESIDENT TO SAY I WON’T DO ANYTHING, I REFUSE TO WON’T DO ANYTHING, I REFUSE TO DO MY JOB. DO MY JOB. I WILL HOLD MY BREATH TILL I I WILL HOLD MY BREATH TILL I TURN BLUE AND THEY STOP TURN BLUE AND THEY STOP INVESTIGATING. INVESTIGATING.>CAN YOU IMAGINE IF THAT WAS>CAN YOU IMAGINE IF THAT WAS BILL CLINTON’S CHOICE WHEN HE BILL CLINTON’S CHOICE WHEN HE WAS BEING INVESTIGATED. WAS BEING INVESTIGATED. WHAT BILL CLINTON’S CHOICE WAS WHAT BILL CLINTON’S CHOICE WAS THE ONLY THING YOU COULD THE ONLY THING YOU COULD POSSIBLY DO. POSSIBLY DO. HE WANTED TO APPEAR TO BE HE WANTED TO APPEAR TO BE STUDIOUSLY DOING HIS JOB EVERY STUDIOUSLY DOING HIS JOB EVERY SINGLE DAY. SINGLE DAY. AND THERE WAS NO REAL PUBLIC AND THERE WAS NO REAL PUBLIC EVIDENCE THAT HE WASN’T EVIDENCE THAT HE WASN’T STUDIOUSLY DOING HIS JOB EVERY STUDIOUSLY DOING HIS JOB EVERY SINGLE DAY, AND AS A RESULT, SINGLE DAY, AND AS A RESULT, BILL CLINTON’S JOB APPROVAL BILL CLINTON’S JOB APPROVAL RATING WENT UP WHEN HE APPEARED RATING WENT UP WHEN HE APPEARED TO BE SERIOUSLY DOING HIS JOB. TO BE SERIOUSLY DOING HIS JOB.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>WHILE BEING INVESTIGATED.>>WHILE BEING INVESTIGATED. DONALD TRUMP WOULD NEVER DONALD TRUMP WOULD NEVER CONSIDER THAT POSSIBILITY. CONSIDER THAT POSSIBILITY.>>I THINK THAT THE DEMOCRATS>>I THINK THAT THE DEMOCRATS ALSO EVEN THOUGH SOME OF THEM ALSO EVEN THOUGH SOME OF THEM LIVED THROUGH IT, MISREMEMBER LIVED THROUGH IT, MISREMEMBER EVERYTHING ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED EVERYTHING ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE CLINTON IMPEACHMENT. WITH THE CLINTON IMPEACHMENT. CLINTON WAS ALREADY POPULAR. CLINTON WAS ALREADY POPULAR. AND THE PUBLIC SAW HIM DOING AND THE PUBLIC SAW HIM DOING GREAT THINGS ON THE ECONOMY. GREAT THINGS ON THE ECONOMY. THEY SAW HIM ACTUALLY DOING A THEY SAW HIM ACTUALLY DOING A JOB THEY THOUGHT WAS COMPETENT JOB THEY THOUGHT WAS COMPETENT AND THEN THEY SEE HIM BEING AND THEN THEY SEE HIM BEING IMPEACHED OR A SEXUAL AFFAIR. IMPEACHED OR A SEXUAL AFFAIR. MOST OF THE PUBLIC THOUGHT THAT MOST OF THE PUBLIC THOUGHT THAT WAS RIDICULOUS. WAS RIDICULOUS. OF COURSE, HIS POPULARITY WENT OF COURSE, HIS POPULARITY WENT UP. UP. HE SAID I’M GOING TO GET BACK TO HE SAID I’M GOING TO GET BACK TO THE BUSINESS OF THE COUNTRY. THE BUSINESS OF THE COUNTRY. I THINK HE SAID THAT. I THINK HE SAID THAT.>>THAT WAS HIS PHRASE.>>THAT WAS HIS PHRASE.>>DONALD TRUMP, THE IDEA THAT>>DONALD TRUMP, THE IDEA THAT DONALD TRUMP WAS EVER GOING TO DONALD TRUMP WAS EVER GOING TO DO THE BUSINESS OF THE COUNTRY, DO THE BUSINESS OF THE COUNTRY, THAT’S WHAT I QUESTION WITH THE THAT’S WHAT I QUESTION WITH THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP. DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP. WHY PLAY ALONG WITH THE RUSE. WHY PLAY ALONG WITH THE RUSE.>>HE WASN’T GOING TO HAVE A>>HE WASN’T GOING TO HAVE A INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN. INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN. YOU THINK HE WAS GOING TO HAVE YOU THINK HE WAS GOING TO HAVE WHAT HE SAID? WHAT HE SAID?>>HE DIDN’T HAVE ONE.>>HE DIDN’T HAVE ONE. SO THE WAY TO DEAL WITH THE FACT SO THE WAY TO DEAL WITH THE FACT OF HIS INADEQUACY AS A PRESIDENT OF HIS INADEQUACY AS A PRESIDENT IS THROW A TEMPER TANTRUM. IS THROW A TEMPER TANTRUM. THE THING ABOUT THE DEMOCRATIC THE THING ABOUT THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP THAT IS CONFOUNDING LEADERSHIP THAT IS CONFOUNDING TO A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ASK ME TO TO A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ASK ME TO EXPLAIN IT IS THAT THEY ARE BOTH EXPLAIN IT IS THAT THEY ARE BOTH SAYING HE HAS COMMITTED SAYING HE HAS COMMITTED ESSENTIALLY A CRIME OR HIGH ESSENTIALLY A CRIME OR HIGH CRIME. CRIME. THEY SAID HE’S COMMITTING A THEY SAID HE’S COMMITTING A COVER-UP. COVER-UP. BUT NO, NO, IT DOESN’T RISE TO BUT NO, NO, IT DOESN’T RISE TO THE LEVEL OF IMPEACHMENT. THE LEVEL OF IMPEACHMENT. I DON’T UNDERSTAND IT. I DON’T UNDERSTAND IT.>>GENE.>>GENE.>>JUST ONE OTHER THING I THINK>>JUST ONE OTHER THING I THINK IS BEING MISREMEMBERED ABOUT THE IS BEING MISREMEMBERED ABOUT THE CLINTON IMPEACHMENT IS THAT THE CLINTON IMPEACHMENT IS THAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY DID FINE IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY DID FINE IN THE 2000 ELECTION. 2000 ELECTION.>>THEY WON.>>THEY WON.>>AFTER THE CLINTON.>>AFTER THE CLINTON.>>THEY WON.>>THEY WON.>>BECAUSE THE SCARF IMPEACHMENT>>BECAUSE THE SCARF IMPEACHMENT WAS ON HIM. WAS ON HIM. ONCE YOU STAMP THAT SCARLET “I” ONCE YOU STAMP THAT SCARLET “I” ON A PRESIDENT HE DIDN’T TOO ON A PRESIDENT HE DIDN’T TOO USEFUL. USEFUL.>>GENE, IMAGINE THE PRESIDENT>>GENE, IMAGINE THE PRESIDENT WALKED INTO THAT ROOM TODAY WITH WALKED INTO THAT ROOM TODAY WITH AN INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN, WITH AN AN INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN, WITH AN INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN THAT WAS INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN THAT WAS COMPROMISABLE IN WAYS THAT COMPROMISABLE IN WAYS THAT DEMOCRATSES WOULD HAVE TROUBLE DEMOCRATSES WOULD HAVE TROUBLE TURNING DOWN. TURNING DOWN. AND AT LEAST AND BEGAN WHAT AND AT LEAST AND BEGAN WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN WEEKS OF DONALD COULD HAVE BEEN WEEKS OF DONALD TRUMP APPEARING TO DO HIS JOB. TRUMP APPEARING TO DO HIS JOB. WHAT IF HE SAID THAT CHOICE? WHAT IF HE SAID THAT CHOICE?>>THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN>>THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN INCREDIBLE. INCREDIBLE. NANCY PELOSI AND CHUCK SCHUMER NANCY PELOSI AND CHUCK SCHUMER WOULD HAVE BEEN GOB SMACKED AND WOULD HAVE BEEN GOB SMACKED AND WOULDN’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY OR DO. WOULDN’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY OR DO. HE WOULD CONFOUND EVERYBODY IF HE WOULD CONFOUND EVERYBODY IF HE ACTUALLY SERIOUSLY DID HIS HE ACTUALLY SERIOUSLY DID HIS JOB. JOB.>>WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE A>>WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE A BREAK HERE. BREAK HERE. JOY REID’S BOOK IS “THE MAN WHO

100 thoughts on “Another Judge Rules Congress Can Get Donald Trump Financial Docs | The Last Word | MSNBC

  • Daniel Connelly Post author

    Awww…. isn't that cute, he thinks he's a dictator.

  • Laura McConney Post author

    Trump, himself just drew a red line on stopping Congressional action to cover up his criminal activity. He is threatening the people's voice thru our Congress. If he gets away with this it is time for Impeachment proceedings to begin. It is now or never ,we stand to lose our democracy, if we don't act now!!!

  • LTV The Locker Room Post author

    GUESS WHAT…NOT HAPPENING..AND WHEN IT DOES…THERE ISNT ANYTHING ON HIS TAXES THAT YOU ARE HOPING FOR…TRUMP IS PLAYING YOU ALL…HE ISNT RELEASING THEM SO THAT WHEN YOU FINALLY GET THEM…..IT WILL BE JUST ANOTHER BIG LET DOWN FOR YOU FAKE NEWS….YOU HAVE NO CLUE AT ALL…AND TRUMP DONT DO COVER UPS….YOU ARE FOOLS TO THINK WE BELIVE YOU

  • LTV The Locker Room Post author

    I CANT BELIEVE YOU STILL HAVE 30 FOLLOWERS ON HEAR…I USED TO HAVE SOME COMPETITION

  • LTV The Locker Room Post author

    WHAT IS THE COVERUP THEN…YOU DONT KNOW…I SEE…LETS MAKE UP SOME FAKE NEWS….AGAIN…AND HOPE IT BECOMES TRUE….LOSERS

  • LTV The Locker Room Post author

    TRUMP IS THE BEST AT INFRASTRUCTURE…HE IS….I KNOW HIM…

  • LTV The Locker Room Post author

    OMG…ITS THIS LADY…WHAT A CON ARTIST LIAR THIS ONE IS…AND SHE THINKS SHE IS A TV PERSONALITY…SHE IS FOR THE WEAK BUT REAL PEOPLE AT DONALD TRUMP ARE ABOVE HER….AND TRUMP IS NOT TERIFIED…WHAT A LOSER….WHY DONT SHE GET IMPEACHED….

  • William Helfrich Post author

    They aren't afraid to impeach the hooligan,they are doing the bidding of the pacs, watch on YouTube the 2018 Aipac conference both parties are cheering on netanyahu as he proclaimed Iran's destruction, Trump is the middle East foreign policy rubber stamp for these pacs to continue to spend our. Nation down the tubes and they will buy up the remnants.

  • Teri Browning Post author

    Deutsche. Bank TrumpDog Trash Will. Not. Pay. His. Loan. He. Will. Bankrupt. Putin your. Bad

  • monkey business Post author

    Why does he keeps saying working for the american people all that is a lie.

  • Randy Westfall Post author

    Oh a Federal Judge ordered it. By chance are you talking about the Federal judge that was appointed by Obumer, after he gave $6K to the 2008 Obumer campaign. The another $14K to his 2012 reelection campaign. Let us make sure of who we are talking about.

  • Gertrude Simpson-Collins Post author

    I agree with everything joy just said. Democratic sh.. or get off the pot.

  • Michelle Pfluger Post author

    THANK YOU! Your the 1st person to speak those words on TV. I agree! He lies thru his teeth constantly. I dont think he knows his lies from the truth. By the way isn't that blackmail?

  • Leroy Thomas Post author

    Time to stage the largest protest in this country and, around the world, to show discomfort with this administration. As far as Donald Trump being afraid of impeachment. That may be, but those around him knows an impeachment could take 3 years. Time is the only thing at this point, Donald is seeking, is more time. So to laugh because people see this as a possibility, is just plain ignorant. Plus, instead of what the public is saying, what is a solution besides gossip?

  • bobwes57 Post author

    Senator Justin Amash (R) got a standing ovation twice from his Republican constituants for his stance in opposition to the (T word)s totally corrupt take on the Presidency. Maybe we are witnessing something very good…the other Repub Senators maybe out of touch with their previous supporters

  • Adri Fluff Post author

    And what about Hillary Clinton classified Email. Or record of all donor to the Clinton Foundation. The Democrats pretends it never happens. To them is. Is all for good for Americans people's need not to know. The Democrats have several corruption incident under Democratic President Obama. Not including the 2010 Uranium One Deal with a Russian Government own company, Rossum and $15 millions was sent to the Clinton Foundation. Hypocrite.

  • Adri Fluff Post author

    Democrats Senator of California, Nancy Pelosi is willing to raised a high property tax in her own State of California. Just to make accommodations for millions of illegal immigrants. Americans citizens of California unable to own or live in their own home. This is what you called neglect money's and power by the state government of California. You can pull it and see it on YouTube videos. Should Americans should pay a high price for illegal immigrants or migrants?

  • Cheryl Bazemore Post author

    You're a crook orange That's what you do. Now he's cursing like he's on a cable talk show. With his gas emissions the Country will drown. He's too lazy to do real work like helping America stay above water. They're making me not want to vote for anyone because they're not worth it!!

  • Nhat Le Post author

    Do you think Donald and Ivanka involved incest relationships and cover that up also?

  • Alfredo Lopez Post author

    Lock him up

  • sayeed hossain Post author

    lol investigation track or investment track, what an excuse by this president to stop the investigation on him.

  • sayeed hossain Post author

    this is the most crooked and law averting president ever in the history of america.

  • sayeed hossain Post author

    bill clinton was the greatest ever american president. He cared for the average people.

  • sayeed hossain Post author

    and reid is so correct, what are democrats afraid, why are they so circumspect in the fight against a corrupt politician like trump.

  • suzi perret Post author

    Yes you do cover ups, Traitor Tumputin! You are the master of cover ups…A virtual Wizard of Oz.

  • RED BALL73 Post author

    PERFECT EXAMPLE OF A NARCISSIST/PSYCHO
    “Stop Hammering “!!!!!!!!🤣what a clown show! Smh

  • bidpronto Post author

    I know it better than anybody that you do cover ups. You hear that, no IQ tdump!!

  • Marie Cottingham Post author

    Trump is an enemy to every true American if you are a true American Trump is your enemy

  • bmcmanus28 Post author

    Anyone who supports trump would felch their mother.

  • Kelly Evans Post author

    Haha! Hold his breath til he turns blue! Great comment!

  • Aunty Mammalia Post author

    I can certainly imagine the I-Word. It's time to impeach.

  • Sherylyn Roberts Post author

    Please just stop. No one is going to ever take this lying clown off his throne. We're stuck with him for 8 years. Stupid Joy Reid is sitting there laughing as the black community falls apart. But I forgot she isn't #ADOS.

  • MrYorick271 Post author

    Trump has done more for Israel than America… In his words, America first and MAGA. Trump is playing the entire country.

  • Jeanie Delgado Post author

    The speaker of the house is the one doing the coverups!LOL! Declassified paperwork coming out! It cannot be stopped!

  • Laughingpug Post author

    Do you need any better example of obstruction of justice

  • Olga Rodriguez Post author

    When trump says I do it very well- he means he doesn't do anything well. Criminal crap representing crappers liars like himself. What a shame he brings to white people. Im glad not all white people are horrible crap like trump. Get that insult to white people out- Jesus!

  • Olga Rodriguez Post author

    In order to vote him out we must change all the election fraud Trump has in place. He will have Noeth Korea Kim, Putin the Kremlin, Saudis and Prince, Netanyahu Isreal s minister interfere to win again. How can you prevent the Trump brain control chippers from voting for Trump? Start praying and serving God correctly so God can change the outcome and switch all of the fraud around for good.

  • Jack Givens Post author

    So good to see you all telling it like it is…the truth will set you free…good bless America…

  • Elizabeth Cook Post author

    What a gross lump of lard and since the gut is considered the "second brain", he's clearly using it as his primary brain. Just imagine what those cheeseburgers look like a week later…ewwwww. And that sniffing…

  • THINKING HEADS Post author

    What do people think about Obama, pls anyone.

  • MrLougarou1000 Post author

    I'd buy Hillary's book before I buy Joy's

  • Lester Starks Post author

    We can go down throw Trump in Prison track !

  • karla Hammond Post author

    Wow! "PATHETICAL TELLS"…..perfect description of the way Trump speaks, "and you people know that better than any one else"🤔😂😂😂😂😂

  • karla Hammond Post author

    He is TERRIFIED….

  • Yong K peterson Post author

    we hopefully soon. ?

  • Yong K peterson Post author

    we saw on the CNN NEWS. that this women she lost~ her deposited money for the condo that USA P.DONALD~ TRUMP WAS GOING TO~~ BUILD BUT THAT NAVER~~ HAPPENED AND SHE WAS CRYING ON THE CNN~~ NEWS,MEDIA .IF THAT'S~ HAPPENING TRUTH WHY~ USA P.DONALD TRUMP IS~ NOT BE CHARGED AND~~ MAYBE EVEN IN THE JAIL… LIKE THE ANY ONE ELSE… WHO'S CHEATED ON TO… OTHERS PEOPLE'S MONEY'S ,SCAMMED TOO?

    WE US REMEMBERED THAT "DONALD TRUMP SCHOOL~ SCAMMED', students PAID FOR THE MONEY'S BUT ~ THAT'S NAVER HAPPENED TO STUDENTS TO GET IN THE SCHOOL'S THAT WAS SCAMMED FROM THE~~ DONALD TRUMP." ! ….
    IS HIS"FAKE USA P.DONALD TRUMP."!!!!?????

  • Yong K peterson Post author

    we are worried about the USA. "P.D.T"?~~~~
    HE MAYBE SCAMMED THE S.KOREA'S AND THE~~~ N.KOREA'S ISSUES TO GET MONEY'S FROM UNDER~~ "THE BEHINDS THE~~ CLOSED DOOR"? ????
    HE SURE MONEY'S HUNGRY MAN.

  • ShadowFoxSF Post author

    Set up some tents on the Whitehouse lawn… force these repubs who won't pay for infrastructure to live in them. Deny them access to any running water electricity and the toilets…not allowed to walk down the road or across the street either… Let them stew for a week or so. See what they say.

    Infrastructure is the water power sewers roads and more….they won't appreciate it until not having it affects them personally. At least with the tents on the lawn they can get to work for the day.

    Edit: no phones either. No cell phone no borrowing a land line. Communications are part of infrastructure.. as is mass transport, so if it wasn't obvious by denying them to cross a street, no busses because of no roads….they could take a taxi if they could do so without using the roads.

    What about food? Maybe get food trucks to roll in and feed them? The food trucks aren't the ones trying to hamstring infrastructure

  • wudangmtn Post author

    Donald Trump: I’m not going to work with you people if you expose me for what I really am!😭

  • MatchstalkMan Post author

    “You can’t see my business financial records.”
    “You can’t see my personal financial records.”
    “You can’t see my family’s financial records.”
    “You can’t see transcripts of conversations between my transition staff and Russians.”
    “You can’t see the unredacted Mueller Report.”
    “You can’t see the evidence Mueller amassed.”

    “I don’t do cover ups.”

  • Andy Monk Post author

    I cover up when I'm in bed and cold.

  • Andy Monk Post author

    Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,four dead in Ohio.Nixon resigned and pardoned by Ford, how convenient.History repeat.It could be worse.

  • Savareze 813 Post author

    Are you guys really believing this? Wake up people. We should no not to believe the media by now. Really look at what he's doing for America. Numbers don't lie. And this is coming from a guy that didn't vote for him. Pay close attention.please don't be fooled

  • Who am I ? No one! Post author

    Amen Pelosi ! Finally !!! Hurry …. Save lives…. Get rid of him. 3 Brown children now have died at our border on American soil. Hurry !!!!

  • Who am I ? No one! Post author

    The true children of Christ Jesus see right thru Trump. Trump seeks to deceive even the very children of God , if possible. Setting himself up to be God . I don't think it's funny. We are in trouble more than the Americans know ! This is it. Trump's starting the war of Armaggedon. All your laughing will turn into sorrow…

  • Doris Fowler Post author

    When Clinton was impeached, he still got up and did the peoples work . He carried on eith yhe daily jobs he had to do in spite of the pressure he was under. How many times has he said he wanted to do infrastructure? But where are the plans and policies that go along with what he says he wants to do.. Roosevelt put people to work building new roads and repairing bridges and buildings. Donald never had plans to do these things, so he turned to a temper tantrum.
    We have been letting our infrastructures go gor many years, things dont get repaired the way they should. We have many bridgest hat need to be repairtedand we have to modernize our railway system. We also need to fix schools or build more modern ones where learning really goes on. We need to stop the graft of companies that over price their products. Any one remember the 800.00 dollar hammer that the Clintons found, and put a stop to? The previous administration had baught them, and no one was minding the store.
    So mow we have a corrupt administration whos main man doesnt work unless he wants to, who plays golph every chance he gets, and who uses the Oval office to inhance his private finances. At no time in my 79 years have I seen anything like this. He has never done anything to govern this country for the better. You may say the job situation is good, but that was started by Obama and grew. We dont produce alot of industry, in fact we have lost some. Look st the Harley Davidson company, and the Ford company that recently shut its doors. How many companies did Trump shut down just by not paying for the work they did. Donnie doesn't pay his bills, and now he owes Texas money, which he promised to pay for one of his stupid rallies. The scammer and chief has been conning people for years, and living off the backs of people because he thinks he's owed something. ENOUGH SAID.

  • SamS Post author

    Ok, I've read the posts from all sides. Show the people your tax returns. If not, why not?

  • Colin Mahoney Post author

    Why are so many position in the white house filled with Acting Whatevers?
    Meanwhile the American Acting President cannot stop acting like a 3rd grade HACK!

  • Ronald Harback Post author

    Cover Up Don is the king of lies. trump has never paid his bills. Lied about everything. Cover Up trump is just a shameful pile of crap.

  • Noor Ali Cassim Post author

    I said that Donald Trump was the first Dictator of the United States and that we have the Republicans to thank for the loss of our Democracy.

  • Leonard NII BOYE Mettle Post author

    When you bury a dead person in a grave, its cover up and sealing of his life's journey. It costs a lot of money because witnesses have to be invited and catered for.

  • Leonard NII BOYE Mettle Post author

    The last respects of a will is what Solicitors prepare for in the writing of a Will.

  • Pat Garrett Post author

    This is amazing!!! After 8 years of Obama's low statistics on the economy and jobs , and low wages, and our world enemies making us do what THEY want, their hate filled opposition is trying to building a case against a President that has built an economy that has put $$$$ in the pockets of WE, THE ORDINARY CITIZENS! He has made our lives better and shown that Obama was such a huge failure, but somehow some people stii think that Obama is next to deity, and we were privileged to scrimp our lives while he lives better than ANY of US! ??? I guess Do we really want to return to the Obama days instead of where we are now!
    Think !! Is Hillary capable, ON HER OWN,.to keep AMERICA as a PoItical force to make America prosper and keep peace around most of the world? NO! Who will be telling her what to do and say? Obama! He will basically be President again and run the show through HER! Is this really what we want???? No! NO! NO!

  • Wendi Perkins Post author

    Donnie’s not the Boss of Me…….! I’m sure he works for Americans…….

  • Wendi Perkins Post author

    But you can do anything you want Donnie???

  • Wendi Perkins Post author

    The “I” is for “Ignorantassdonnie”

  • LordKellthe1st Post author

    Too bad the government is doing nothin else, meanwhile you became a thirdworld banana republic with el presidente dictator…… oh how far you have come since killing the natives and slavery. Oh wait…..

  • kevinsrocks71 Post author

    100,000 people showed up for his rally, enjoy five more years of your President Trump

  • Debra Feeser Post author

    If that was true donnie youd have done it. Are you a baby!

  • Debra Feeser Post author

    This sick potus kills everything. He has done so much damage!

  • JC Denver Post author

    Follow the dirty money trail!

  • K.T. Harmon Post author

    Why does this mufucker sound like Darth Vader when he breathes 😂😂😂😂

  • nunna yrbznez Post author

    When 45 lies, pauses for laugh Trac, in a quiet, more personal tone, "you people probably know better than anyone". To all the baby 45s in his head…

  • nunna yrbznez Post author

    IMPEACHMENT IS NOT IN LIEU OF CRIMINAL PROSECUTION !!!!! DO THE FASTEST ONE FIRST !!!!! HECK. I VOLUNTEER TO BE THE INDIVIDUAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR A CLASS ACTION AGAINST DONALD J. TRUMP FOR FRAUD. FRAUD in the inducement. INTENTIONALLY FALSE. REPRESENTATIONS WITH THE INTENT TO RECEIVE A TO GAIN ACCESS TO UNLIMITED POWER AND MONIES TO THE DETRIMENT OF THE CLASS. DEPENDENTS OF THE CLASS WITHIN AND WITHOUT THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. FORMER. CURRENT AND FUTURE MEMBERS OF THE CLASS
    ,

  • Pierre Williston Post author

    Trump is the messiah of a gospel of hate the his apostle back him up

  • Deanna Delmar Post author

    When will everybody learn? The trump does Cover Ups….

  • April Jones-Foston Post author

    So DISAPPOINTED with DEMOCRATS lack of leadership regarding IMPEACHMENT for the most deserving president in our history !

  • Carrol Clark Post author

    It's time for Nancy to get off her high horse and started peachment stop fooling around it's time to take Trump and his family down

  • Tina Tika Post author

    Sniffy Donnie.

  • vince baldwin Post author

    Yes Miss Joy he is that is Donald Trump afraid of being embarrassed afraid of being ashamed afraid of someone going one up and never stand in line… oh my God too special so special and this is the dude that's going to be right alongside OJ Simpson.

  • dan mac Post author

    the "I" word
    Imprisoned

  • Paul Johnston Post author

    trump …."I don't do cover ups " … Ok … Lets start with that hair …

  • Tucker Gary Post author

    pelosi has the orange monkey by his balls. and squezzing

  • Josh Majors Post author

    They need to start the impeachment process now. Or leave it alone and just wait to convict him after he leaves office. Yang 2020

  • Josh Majors Post author

    He got himself way way over his head when he decided to run for the presidency he thought it would be another TV show. but this ships real and he ain't sailing much longer

  • Alan Clarke Post author

    You dont do it well

  • Sheila O'Sullivan Post author

    I think trump is a dangerous species soon to be endangere .can a POTUS actually go on strike ? Its like a bad dream

  • Sundown Production Post author

    Impeach him, (inquiry) . make no mistake. To get the attention of the people. We'll pay attention. No mistake, Win Win

  • sitthapromwas phornsaran Post author

    Save America, jail Trdumbp !

    If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it probably is a crook !

  • Good Golly Miss Polly Post author

    He performance as President is always under scrutiny. He better get used to job performance reviews. He works for us, not himself.

  • Good Golly Miss Polly Post author

    Is he going to hold his breath until his face turns blue, too?

  • Good Golly Miss Polly Post author

    President Lame Duck

  • Nevuah Gallery Post author

    I would love to see a YouTube episode or SNL skit of the Annoying Orange imitating the Tangerine Tyrant!

  • rex wall Post author

    No, slapping your name on a building you don't even own is not 'doing infrastructure'.

  • Jean Engstrom Post author

    Deluded Don, he's just a con.
    DON'T say impeach…
    Say IMPRISONMENT 😘

  • john smith Post author

    Nancy Pelosi is being paid by the republicans and private sector CEO _oooh, u c my pills

  • Golden Girl Post author

    I love Lawrence….Nancy, Donald and Chuck would build a road to nowhere😂

  • Kwame Baffour Senkyire Post author

    Trump should be in prison

  • Saiu Avei Post author

    He will be a SORRY I DON'T KNOW PRESIDENT in da END..

  • claire bigelow Post author

    How hard can it be to get a subpoena… some IRS Agents..round up some Federal Marshalls and go to the IRS…. serve the subpoena and get the tax returns ????if Mnuchin resists…take him to jail and lock him up!! Trump is NOT above the Law !!!!!

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