Hayes: Directing Someone Explicitly To Break The Law Is An Impeachable Offense | All In | MSNBC

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>>WHEN “ALL IN” STARTS RIGHT NOW. NOW.>>GOOD EVENING FROM NEW YORK.>>GOOD EVENING FROM NEW YORK. I’M CHRIS HAYES THERE IS A CASE I’M CHRIS HAYES THERE IS A CASE TO BE MADE THAT THERE IS A TO BE MADE THAT THERE IS A LOADED GUN EMBEDDED IN THE LOADED GUN EMBEDDED IN THE CONSTITUTION, AND THAT LOADED CONSTITUTION, AND THAT LOADED GUN IS THE PARDON POWER. GUN IS THE PARDON POWER. JUST SITTING THERE, WAITING TO JUST SITTING THERE, WAITING TO BE ABUSED. BE ABUSED. IT’S A POWER GIVEN SOLELY TO THE IT’S A POWER GIVEN SOLELY TO THE PRESIDENT, AND IT WOULD PRESIDENT, AND IT WOULD THEORETICALLY ALLOW FOR ALL THEORETICALLY ALLOW FOR ALL KINDS OF MISUSE. KINDS OF MISUSE. FOR EXAMPLE, WHAT IF A REALLY, FOR EXAMPLE, WHAT IF A REALLY, REALLY VIOLENT GENUINELY FASCIST REALLY VIOLENT GENUINELY FASCIST PRESIDENT ORDERED HIS CHIEF OF PRESIDENT ORDERED HIS CHIEF OF STAFF TO MURDER THE HEAD OF THE STAFF TO MURDER THE HEAD OF THE OPPOSITION PARTY ON FEDERAL OPPOSITION PARTY ON FEDERAL PROPERTY AND THEN PARDONED HIM? PROPERTY AND THEN PARDONED HIM? WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? THE ONLY CONSTITUTIONAL SOLUTION THE ONLY CONSTITUTIONAL SOLUTION IS IMPEACHMENT BUT IF HIS PARTY IS IMPEACHMENT BUT IF HIS PARTY CONTROLS THE SENATE AND THEY CONTROLS THE SENATE AND THEY STICK WITH HIM. STICK WITH HIM. THE PARDON POWER IS A WAY OF THE PARDON POWER IS A WAY OF UNDOING THE ENTIRE STRUCTURE OF UNDOING THE ENTIRE STRUCTURE OF THE REST OF THE CONSTITUTION, THE REST OF THE CONSTITUTION, WHICH IS WHAT CAN MAKE IT SO WHICH IS WHAT CAN MAKE IT SO DANGEROUS IF ABUSED. DANGEROUS IF ABUSED. WE’VE SEEN IT SURFACE IN WE’VE SEEN IT SURFACE IN IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS BEFORE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS BEFORE IN THE CASE OF RICHARD NIXON. IN THE CASE OF RICHARD NIXON. NIXON FAMOUSLY DANGLED PARDONS NIXON FAMOUSLY DANGLED PARDONS IN FRONT OF PEOPLE WHO HAD IN FRONT OF PEOPLE WHO HAD COMMITTED CRIMES ON HIS BEHALF COMMITTED CRIMES ON HIS BEHALF AS PART OF THE ARTICLES OF AS PART OF THE ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT. IMPEACHMENT. AND THE REASON YOU HAVE TO USE AND THE REASON YOU HAVE TO USE IMPEACHMENT TO CHECK THE PARDON IMPEACHMENT TO CHECK THE PARDON POWER IS BECAUSE THERE’S POWER IS BECAUSE THERE’S LITERALLY NO OTHER CHECK IN THE LITERALLY NO OTHER CHECK IN THE CONSTITUTION. CONSTITUTION. NOT ONE. NOT ONE. IT IS UNREVIEWABLE AND ABSOLUTE. IT IS UNREVIEWABLE AND ABSOLUTE. IF YOU DON’T USE THE IMPEACHMENT IF YOU DON’T USE THE IMPEACHMENT POWER TO CHECK THE PARDON POWER, POWER TO CHECK THE PARDON POWER, THEN THE PARDON POWER IS THEN THE PARDON POWER IS ABSOLUTE. ABSOLUTE. THAT’S THE WAY THE CONSTITUTION THAT’S THE WAY THE CONSTITUTION WORKS, WHICH BRINGS US TO THIS WORKS, WHICH BRINGS US TO THIS STORY IN “THE WASHINGTON POST,” STORY IN “THE WASHINGTON POST,” WHICH SAYS PRESIDENT TRUMP IS SO WHICH SAYS PRESIDENT TRUMP IS SO EAGER TO COMPLETE HUNDREDS OF EAGER TO COMPLETE HUNDREDS OF MILES OF BORDER FENCE AHEAD OF MILES OF BORDER FENCE AHEAD OF THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, HE HAS DIRECTED AIDES TO FAST HE HAS DIRECTED AIDES TO FAST TRACK BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF TRACK BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS, CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS, AGGRESSIVELY SEIZED PRIVATE LAND AGGRESSIVELY SEIZED PRIVATE LAND AND DISREGARDS ENVIRONMENTAL AND DISREGARDS ENVIRONMENTAL RULES. RULES. HE HAS ALSO TOLD WORRIED HE HAS ALSO TOLD WORRIED SUBORDINATES THAT HE WILL PARDON SUBORDINATES THAT HE WILL PARDON THEM OF ANY POTENTIAL WRONGDOING THEM OF ANY POTENTIAL WRONGDOING SHOULD THEY HAVE TO BREAK LAWS SHOULD THEY HAVE TO BREAK LAWS TO GET THE BARRIERS TO BUILD TO GET THE BARRIERS TO BUILD QUICKLY. QUICKLY. THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME HE THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME HE HAS DONE SOMETHING LIKE THIS. HAS DONE SOMETHING LIKE THIS. JAKE TAPPER REPORTED IN APRIL JAKE TAPPER REPORTED IN APRIL THAT ON A TRIP TO THE BORDER THAT ON A TRIP TO THE BORDER PRESIDENT TRUMP TOLD McALEENAN PRESIDENT TRUMP TOLD McALEENAN HE WOULD GRANT HIM A PARDON. HE WOULD GRANT HIM A PARDON. TAPPER REPORTED ON THE SAME TRIP TAPPER REPORTED ON THE SAME TRIP THE PRESIDENT TOLD BORDER AGENTS THE PRESIDENT TOLD BORDER AGENTS TO NOT LET MIGRANTS IN. TO NOT LET MIGRANTS IN. TELL THEM WE DON’T HAVE THE TELL THEM WE DON’T HAVE THE CAPACITY. CAPACITY. IF THE JUDGE GIVES YOU HASSLE, IF THE JUDGE GIVES YOU HASSLE, TELL THEM SORRY, JUDGE WE DO NOT TELL THEM SORRY, JUDGE WE DO NOT HAVE THE ROOM. HAVE THE ROOM. HE DID ENCOURAGE THEM TO BREAK HE DID ENCOURAGE THEM TO BREAK THE LAW. THE LAW. BUT THIS IS NOW APPARENTLY A BUT THIS IS NOW APPARENTLY A PATTERN OF BEHAVIOR FOR THIS PATTERN OF BEHAVIOR FOR THIS PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. “THE WASHINGTON POST” HAS THIS “THE WASHINGTON POST” HAS THIS BLOCKBUSTER STORY ABOUT HOW THE BLOCKBUSTER STORY ABOUT HOW THE PRESIDENT IS RUNNING ROUGH SHOT PRESIDENT IS RUNNING ROUGH SHOT OVER THE RULE OF LAW IN EVERY OVER THE RULE OF LAW IN EVERY WAY TO BUILD THE BORDER WALL WAY TO BUILD THE BORDER WALL THAT CONGRESS DENIED HIM THE THAT CONGRESS DENIED HIM THE AUTHORITY TO BUILD AND THAT AUTHORITY TO BUILD AND THAT MEXICO WAS SUPPOSED TO PAY FOR. MEXICO WAS SUPPOSED TO PAY FOR. INSTEAD, TRUMP IS TRYING TO INSTEAD, TRUMP IS TRYING TO SHAKE DOWN THE SYSTEM OF SHAKE DOWN THE SYSTEM OF BALANCES TO GET HIS WALL BUILT BALANCES TO GET HIS WALL BUILT BECAUSE HE THINKS IT MATTERS TO BECAUSE HE THINKS IT MATTERS TO HIS BASE. HIS BASE. THE POST REPORTS AIDES SUGGESTED THE POST REPORTS AIDES SUGGESTED SOME OF HIS ORDERS ARE ILLEGAL SOME OF HIS ORDERS ARE ILLEGAL OR UNWORKABLE, QUOTE, TRUMP HAS OR UNWORKABLE, QUOTE, TRUMP HAS SUGGEST HEAD WOULD PARDON THE SUGGEST HEAD WOULD PARDON THE OFFICIALS IF THEY WOULD JUST GO OFFICIALS IF THEY WOULD JUST GO AHEAD, HE SAID. AHEAD, HE SAID. HE HAS WAVED OFF WORRIES ABOUT HE HAS WAVED OFF WORRIES ABOUT CONTRACTING PROCEDURES AND THE CONTRACTING PROCEDURES AND THE USE OF EMINENT DOMAIN, SAYING USE OF EMINENT DOMAIN, SAYING TAKE THE LAND. TAKE THE LAND. THE MOST DAMNING DETAIL ASIDE THE MOST DAMNING DETAIL ASIDE FROM THE CORRUPTION IS HE IS FROM THE CORRUPTION IS HE IS TELLING PEOPLE AS “THE TELLING PEOPLE AS “THE WASHINGTON POST” REPORTS, DON’T WASHINGTON POST” REPORTS, DON’T WORRY, I’LL PARDON YOU. WORRY, I’LL PARDON YOU. AND HERE’S WHAT’S REALLY AND HERE’S WHAT’S REALLY REVEALING. REVEALING. WHEN THE WHITE HOUSE HAS IS WHEN THE WHITE HOUSE HAS IS CONFRONTED WITH THIS EXTREMELY CONFRONTED WITH THIS EXTREMELY DAMNING ACCOUNT OF THE PRESIDENT DAMNING ACCOUNT OF THE PRESIDENT ABUSING THE PARDON POWER, THEY ABUSING THE PARDON POWER, THEY DON’T DENY IT. DON’T DENY IT. NO. NO. AN ANONYMOUS WHITE HOUSE AN ANONYMOUS WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL TOLD THE POST TRUMP IS OFFICIAL TOLD THE POST TRUMP IS JOKING WHEN HE MAKES SUCH JOKING WHEN HE MAKES SUCH STATEMENTS ABOUT PARDONS, WHICH STATEMENTS ABOUT PARDONS, WHICH OF COURSE IMPLIES HE IS MAKING OF COURSE IMPLIES HE IS MAKING THEM. THEM. HE IS JOKING ABOUT THE PARDONS, HE IS JOKING ABOUT THE PARDONS, BUT NOT ABOUT ORDERING PEOPLE TO BUT NOT ABOUT ORDERING PEOPLE TO BREAK THE LAW. BREAK THE LAW. AND THEN OF COURSE TODAY THE AND THEN OF COURSE TODAY THE PRESIDENT TWEETED IT WAS ALL PRESIDENT TWEETED IT WAS ALL FAKE NEWS, THAT HE WOULD GIVE FAKE NEWS, THAT HE WOULD GIVE LAW BREAKING AIDES A PARDON. LAW BREAKING AIDES A PARDON. HE DIDN’T ADDRESS WHETHER OR NOT HE DIDN’T ADDRESS WHETHER OR NOT HE TOLD AIDES TO BREAK THE LAW. HE TOLD AIDES TO BREAK THE LAW. THIS IS AIR FORCE BASE THE WHITE THIS IS AIR FORCE BASE THE WHITE HOUSE HAD ALREADY ACKNOWLEDGED HOUSE HAD ALREADY ACKNOWLEDGED THAT TRUMP SAID HE WOULD GIVE THAT TRUMP SAID HE WOULD GIVE OUT PARDONS QUESTIONING THE OUT PARDONS QUESTIONING THE TONE, NOT THAT HE HAD SAID IT. TONE, NOT THAT HE HAD SAID IT. BUT IT’S NOT JUST THE PARDONS. BUT IT’S NOT JUST THE PARDONS. THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS DIRECTING PEOPLE TO STATES IS DIRECTING PEOPLE TO IGNORE OR TO BREAK THE LAW. IGNORE OR TO BREAK THE LAW. DIRECTING SOMEONE EXPLICITLY TO DIRECTING SOMEONE EXPLICITLY TO BREAK THE LAW IS AN IMPEACHABLE BREAK THE LAW IS AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE, FULL STOP. OFFENSE, FULL STOP. JOINING ME NOW, DEMOCRATIC JOINING ME NOW, DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMAN AL GREEN OF TEXAS, CONGRESSMAN AL GREEN OF TEXAS, ONE OF THE FIRST MEMBERS TO CALL ONE OF THE FIRST MEMBERS TO CALL FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP’S FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP’S IMPEACHMENT AND SAID LAST WEEK IMPEACHMENT AND SAID LAST WEEK HE WILL TRY A FOURTH TIME TO HE WILL TRY A FOURTH TIME TO IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT WHEN IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT WHEN CONGRESS RETURNS NEXT MONTH. CONGRESS RETURNS NEXT MONTH. DO YOU THINK DIRECTING DO YOU THINK DIRECTING SUBORDINATES TO BREAK THE LAW SUBORDINATES TO BREAK THE LAW AND OFFERING THEM PARDONS AND OFFERING THEM PARDONS CONSTITUTES A HIGH CRIME AND CONSTITUTES A HIGH CRIME AND MISDEMEANOR UNDER THE MISDEMEANOR UNDER THE CONSTITUTION? CONSTITUTION?>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME ON.>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME ON. YES, IT DOES CUTE AN IMPEACHABLE YES, IT DOES CUTE AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE. OFFENSE. AND IT CAN BE A HIGH CRIME OR IT AND IT CAN BE A HIGH CRIME OR IT COULD BE A HIGH MISDEMEANOR. COULD BE A HIGH MISDEMEANOR. YOU AND I HAVE DISCUSSED HIGH YOU AND I HAVE DISCUSSED HIGH MISDEMEANOR BEFORE. MISDEMEANOR BEFORE. BUT HERE’S WHAT’S IMPORTANT. BUT HERE’S WHAT’S IMPORTANT. IF YOU LOOK AT FEDERALIST 69, IT IF YOU LOOK AT FEDERALIST 69, IT MAKES VERY CLEAR WHAT YOU HAVE MAKES VERY CLEAR WHAT YOU HAVE CALLED TO OUR ATTENTION ABOUT CALLED TO OUR ATTENTION ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S ABILITY TO THE PRESIDENT’S ABILITY TO PARDON A PERSON’S AND FEDERALIST PARDON A PERSON’S AND FEDERALIST 69 MAKES IT CLEAR THAT THIS IS 69 MAKES IT CLEAR THAT THIS IS THE CASE IN ALL OFFENSES SAVING THE CASE IN ALL OFFENSES SAVING IMPEACHMENT ITSELF. IMPEACHMENT ITSELF. FOR EXAMPLE, IF WE, THE MEMBERS FOR EXAMPLE, IF WE, THE MEMBERS OF THE CONGRESS SHOULD IMPEACH OF THE CONGRESS SHOULD IMPEACH THE VICE PRESIDENT, THE THE VICE PRESIDENT, THE PRESIDENT CANNOT PARDON THE VICE PRESIDENT CANNOT PARDON THE VICE PRESIDENT WHO HAS BEEN PRESIDENT WHO HAS BEEN IMPEACHED. IMPEACHED. SO FEDERALIST 69 TRACKS PRETTY SO FEDERALIST 69 TRACKS PRETTY MUCH WHAT YOU’VE SAID. MUCH WHAT YOU’VE SAID. BUT HERE’S THE REAL CONCERN. BUT HERE’S THE REAL CONCERN. THE REAL CONCERN IS THIS. THE REAL CONCERN IS THIS. WILL CONGRESS HAVE THE WILL TO WILL CONGRESS HAVE THE WILL TO IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT? IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT? THIS PRESIDENT HAS DEMONSTRATED THIS PRESIDENT HAS DEMONSTRATED THAT HE DISRESPECTS THE THAT HE DISRESPECTS THE CONGRESS. CONGRESS. HE’S DEMONSTRATED THAT HE HE’S DEMONSTRATED THAT HE DOESN’T BELIEVE THERE ARE ANY DOESN’T BELIEVE THERE ARE ANY GUARD RAILS. GUARD RAILS. HE HAS SO MUCH AS SAID IF HE HE HAS SO MUCH AS SAID IF HE WENT OUT ON FIFTH AVENUE AND IF WENT OUT ON FIFTH AVENUE AND IF HE SHOT SOMEONE THAT HE WOULD HE SHOT SOMEONE THAT HE WOULD STILL MAINTAIN THE SUPPORT LEVEL STILL MAINTAIN THE SUPPORT LEVEL THAT HE HAS FROM HIS BASE, BUT THAT HE HAS FROM HIS BASE, BUT THE QUESTION BECOMES NOW IF HE THE QUESTION BECOMES NOW IF HE DOES SOMETHING DASTARDLY, WILL DOES SOMETHING DASTARDLY, WILL THIS CONGRESS HAVE THE COURAGE, THIS CONGRESS HAVE THE COURAGE, THE INTESTINAL FORTITUDE TO GO THE INTESTINAL FORTITUDE TO GO FORWARD WITH IMPEACHMENT. FORWARD WITH IMPEACHMENT. I THINK THE PRESIDENT HAS CALLED I THINK THE PRESIDENT HAS CALLED OUR BLUFF. OUR BLUFF. HE SEES US WITH MORE BARK THAN HE SEES US WITH MORE BARK THAN BITE, AND HE’S WILLING TO DO BITE, AND HE’S WILLING TO DO WHATEVER HE THINKS HE CAN TO WHATEVER HE THINKS HE CAN TO SATIATE HIS BASE. SATIATE HIS BASE. HE HAS PROMISED THEM A WALL. HE HAS PROMISED THEM A WALL. HE WILL DELIVER A WALL BY ANY HE WILL DELIVER A WALL BY ANY MEANS POSSIBLE. MEANS POSSIBLE.>>I SHOULD NOTE THERE IS 135 I>>I SHOULD NOTE THERE IS 135 I BELIEVE MEMBERS OF THE BELIEVE MEMBERS OF THE DEMOCRATIC HOUSE CAUCUS ALONG DEMOCRATIC HOUSE CAUCUS ALONG WITH ONE INDEPENDENT MEMBER WHO WITH ONE INDEPENDENT MEMBER WHO HAVE COME OUT IN SUPPORT OF HAVE COME OUT IN SUPPORT OF EITHER IMPEACHMENT OR EITHER IMPEACHMENT OR IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY. IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY. YOU ARE OBVIOUSLY ONE OF THEM. YOU ARE OBVIOUSLY ONE OF THEM. I WANT TO ASK YOU A FOLLOW-UP I WANT TO ASK YOU A FOLLOW-UP QUESTION, BUT I WANT TO RETURN QUESTION, BUT I WANT TO RETURN TO THE FACTS FOR A MOMENT, WHICH TO THE FACTS FOR A MOMENT, WHICH IS THIS QUESTION. IS THIS QUESTION. THE PRESIDENT’S DEFENDERS WILL THE PRESIDENT’S DEFENDERS WILL OFTEN SAY WELL, HE SAYS A LOT OF OFTEN SAY WELL, HE SAYS A LOT OF STUFF. STUFF. YOU SAW THIS IN THE MUELLER YOU SAW THIS IN THE MUELLER REPORT WHERE HE CONTEMPLATES OR REPORT WHERE HE CONTEMPLATES OR ORDERS DON McGAHN TO FIRE ORDERS DON McGAHN TO FIRE MUELLER, HE DOESN’T DO IT. MUELLER, HE DOESN’T DO IT. HE TELLS THINGS AND EVERYONE HE TELLS THINGS AND EVERYONE SAYS HE IS BLOWING OFF STEAM OR SAYS HE IS BLOWING OFF STEAM OR JOKING IN THE CASE OF THE JOKING IN THE CASE OF THE PARDONS. PARDONS. DOES IT MATTER TO YOU WHETHER DOES IT MATTER TO YOU WHETHER THE ORDERS ARE EFFECTUATED? THE ORDERS ARE EFFECTUATED? IF THE PRESIDENT IS IMPOTENTLY IF THE PRESIDENT IS IMPOTENTLY LAWLESS, IF HE TRIES TO BREAK LAWLESS, IF HE TRIES TO BREAK THE LAW BUT CAN’T GET THE LAW BUT CAN’T GET SUBORDINATES TO DO IT, DOES THAT SUBORDINATES TO DO IT, DOES THAT MATTER FROM THE STANDPOINT OF MATTER FROM THE STANDPOINT OF IMPEACHMENT? IMPEACHMENT?>>HERE’S WHAT MATTERS.>>HERE’S WHAT MATTERS. IS HE ABUSING HIS POWER? IS HE ABUSING HIS POWER? AND IS HE INTENDING FOR HIS AND IS HE INTENDING FOR HIS ORDERS TO BE CARRIED OUT. ORDERS TO BE CARRIED OUT. THE PRESIDENT IS QUITE CLEVER. THE PRESIDENT IS QUITE CLEVER. HE DOES BACK OFF OF THESE HE DOES BACK OFF OF THESE THINGS, AND WE HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE THINGS, AND WE HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO GET SOMEONE TO GIVE US THE TO GET SOMEONE TO GIVE US THE ACTUAL TESTIMONY INDICATING THAT ACTUAL TESTIMONY INDICATING THAT HE INTENDS FOR THIS TO HAPPEN. HE INTENDS FOR THIS TO HAPPEN. I UNDERSTAND THAT THESE ARE I UNDERSTAND THAT THESE ARE STORIES THAT HAVE BEEN REPORTED, STORIES THAT HAVE BEEN REPORTED, SOURCES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN SOURCES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN CLEARLY IDENTIFIED. CLEARLY IDENTIFIED. BUT IF YOU CAN GET THE PROOF BUT IF YOU CAN GET THE PROOF POSITIVE EVIDENCE THIS IS WHAT POSITIVE EVIDENCE THIS IS WHAT HE INTENDED, THEN THE CARRYING, HE INTENDED, THEN THE CARRYING, FOLLOWING THROUGH ON IT IS NOT FOLLOWING THROUGH ON IT IS NOT GOING TO BE NECESSARY. GOING TO BE NECESSARY.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>BECAUSE HE IS ENCOURAGING THE>>BECAUSE HE IS ENCOURAGING THE BREAKING OF THE LAW. BREAKING OF THE LAW. AND THE PRESIDENT CAN’T DO THIS, AND THE PRESIDENT CAN’T DO THIS, NOT AND STAY IN OFFICE WITH A NOT AND STAY IN OFFICE WITH A CONGRESS THAT HAS WILL TO FOLLOW CONGRESS THAT HAS WILL TO FOLLOW THE CONSTITUTION AND IMPEACH THE CONSTITUTION AND IMPEACH HIM. HIM.>>WE HAVE TWO INSTANCES HERE OF>>WE HAVE TWO INSTANCES HERE OF REPORTERS UNCOVERING THIS, AS REPORTERS UNCOVERING THIS, AS THINGS THAT HAD ALLEGEDLY THINGS THAT HAD ALLEGEDLY HAPPENED. HAPPENED. THE WHITE HOUSE SEEMING TO THE WHITE HOUSE SEEMING TO CONFIRM IT, QUIBBLING ABOUT THE CONFIRM IT, QUIBBLING ABOUT THE TONE. TONE. THAT SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE THAT SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE THE SUBJECT OF AN IMPEACHMENT THE SUBJECT OF AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY? INQUIRY? SHOULD BRING FORMAL SHOULD BRING FORMAL INVESTIGATION INTO THIS WHEN THE INVESTIGATION INTO THIS WHEN THE CONGRESS RETURNS IN THE FALL? CONGRESS RETURNS IN THE FALL?>>AMONG THE MANY OTHER THINGS,>>AMONG THE MANY OTHER THINGS, YES, CONGRESS SHOULD MAKE YES, CONGRESS SHOULD MAKE INQUIRIES. INQUIRIES. WE SHOULD NOT ALLOW THE WE SHOULD NOT ALLOW THE PRESIDENT TO MAKE THESE KINDS OF PRESIDENT TO MAKE THESE KINDS OF STATEMENTS IF HE IS MAKING THEM STATEMENTS IF HE IS MAKING THEM TO HIS SUBORDINATES, AND THEN TO HIS SUBORDINATES, AND THEN LET THAT GO UNCHALLENGED. LET THAT GO UNCHALLENGED. THIS IS WHAT CONGRESS IS HERE THIS IS WHAT CONGRESS IS HERE FOR. FOR. AND WE SHOULD NOT ALLOW THE AND WE SHOULD NOT ALLOW THE BELIEF THAT THE SENATE MAY NOT BELIEF THAT THE SENATE MAY NOT FIND THE PRESIDENT GUILTY AND FIND THE PRESIDENT GUILTY AND REMOVE HIM FROM OFFICE TO REMOVE HIM FROM OFFICE TO PREVENT US FROM DOING OUR JOB. PREVENT US FROM DOING OUR JOB. WE HAVE A MANDATE. WE HAVE A MANDATE. WE SHOULD FOLLOW THROUGH. WE SHOULD FOLLOW THROUGH. AND IF WE FOLLOW THROUGH, THEN AND IF WE FOLLOW THROUGH, THEN WE’LL FIND OUT WHAT THE SENATE WE’LL FIND OUT WHAT THE SENATE WILL DO. WILL DO. THE SENATE MAY HAVE AN THE SENATE MAY HAVE AN EPIPHONOUS MOMENT. EPIPHONOUS MOMENT. WE OFTEN TALK ABOUT HOW THE SOUL WE OFTEN TALK ABOUT HOW THE SOUL OF THE COUNTRY IS AT RISK. OF THE COUNTRY IS AT RISK. WELL, THE SOUL OF THE HOUSE OF WELL, THE SOUL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IS AT RISK. REPRESENTATIVES IS AT RISK. WE HAVE NOT ACTED AS WE SHOULD WE HAVE NOT ACTED AS WE SHOULD HAVE, AND IF WE DO NOT, WE’RE HAVE, AND IF WE DO NOT, WE’RE SETTING PRECEDENTS THAT ARE SETTING PRECEDENTS THAT ARE GOING TO FOLLOW US FOR THE REST GOING TO FOLLOW US FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES PROBABLY BECAUSE OF OUR LIVES PROBABLY BECAUSE YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT THE NEXT YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT THE NEXT PRESIDENT WILL DO. PRESIDENT WILL DO. AND HE WILL THEN POINT TO THE AND HE WILL THEN POINT TO THE INEFFECTIVE CONGRESS THAT DID INEFFECTIVE CONGRESS THAT DID NOT TAKE ACTION. NOT TAKE ACTION. WE CANNOT BE FECKLESS.

100 thoughts on “Hayes: Directing Someone Explicitly To Break The Law Is An Impeachable Offense | All In | MSNBC

  • Pinion325 Post author

    Someone NEEDS to TAKE OUT Trump

    😉Wink 😉wink
    Totally kidding

  • will aware Post author

    Realize those who believe they have the right to "make up" laws are the same people who can change laws to suit their needs at the time.

  • Jean Nieves Post author

    Slimy greasy eel

  • mic01 Post author

    I just came for the comments, you people are a joke your president has done nothing wrong your heads are going to explode when he wins again.

  • Jean Nieves Post author

    Obvious this man in Oval Office
    Believes he can always have his way without consequences

  • Billy South Post author

    Rep Al Green is a joke; instead of doing some meaningful legislation he's too busy chasing the bogyman, resign!

  • Thomas Jeffries Post author

    Green is absolutely right. Show some balls and impeach! Your voters need to see that you are representing us. It's the right thing to do. Pelosi needs to go if she doesn't support impeachment!

  • Richard Braakman Post author

    It's odd that he's not yet selling pardons for $1 million each

  • Jennifer Fowler Post author

    He will be stripped of this power soon. Just make sure you vote dems.

  • Lady Bug Post author

    He's used to do as he pleases, there's no law for him, even pelossi is afraid to impeach him, why? She might have something hid under the carpet and trump knows it.

  • Chris Garcia Post author

    Charles Manson gave an order without actually killing someone either.
    Impeach Trump. Imprison Trump.
    That is justice.

  • White Centaur Post author

    What do you mean 'theoretical Fascist…'? The 👶🍊💩 is a Fascist, and a racist, a sexist, a felon, and a traitor! Impeach him!!

  • Urmy Sunn Sunnrrff Post author

    Trump and Republicans have made it very clear that America Democracy is for Sale.

    … To the highest foreign bidders.

    Trump and Republicans have a "For Sale" and they are getting top dollars from foreign buyers as we speak.

    Of course, they will Deny.

    But we already know what LYING shiatthole rats they speak Trump's language.

  • Jay Gibson Post author

    One day closer to this wall going up

  • Rebe Vera Post author

    There you go…IMPEACH!!!

  • Ed Turner Post author

    trump had a republican led congress for 2 years and they didn't give him his wall.

  • Ian Banks Post author

    A spinless Democratic leadership, who are ruled by fear and a compliant GOP. Deconstructing democracy is easier than you think.

  • burningfeet 57 Post author

    ATTENTION: TRUMP SAYS HE WILL PARDON YOU IF YOU BREAK THE LAW! LOL!! SURE TRUST HIS WORD, I DARE YOU!!!!

  • light Archer Post author

    i like Al Green , but why dose he always look as if there is a bad smell around?

  • Antony Bellingham Post author

    Spineless Nancy-Do-Nothing.

  • Human Being Post author

    Thank you please get it done

  • ღSwnsasyღ _ Post author

    It's fake news or he's joking? Which one is it? He's such a liar! Rep Green, how you going to impeach when Pelosi keeps playing around?

  • lead dog Post author

    Go ahead . Start taking land in Texas . Let me know how that works out for you .

  • Chiki Nini Post author

    So if they Trespass private property can we shoot them ?,,

  • J.P. Thompson Post author

    You are every earnest guy in my c/o '83 speech class, and I love you madly as a result. Nostalgia is equal parts blessing and curse.

  • Defcon Kitterman Post author

    Can we just have him shoot someone in the middle of 5th avenue and be done with this daily debate?

  • Calvin Bottoms Post author

    There is no LAW. I wonder if there ever was.

  • Marcio Coelho Post author

    Would Donaldo Trumpito be impeached today for the same reasons that got Nixon nearly impeached? I doubt it.

  • IDC EID Post author

    GREEN DO NOT BLAME TRUMP RACIST NANCY AND SCHUMER ARE THE PROBLEM. THEY SEEN HIM DEMONSTRATE RACIST CONDUCT. IMPEACH BOTH OF THEM, RACIST!

  • Dr. Jim McHugh Post author

    Mt. Rushmore is wating for another hero. Trump will trash art. [email protected]

  • alans73 Post author

    Impeach and imprison

  • hz0gzq Post author

    Pelosi should be impeached too. I am no longer a Democrat if she does not get off of the corporate bandwagon. Discusting

  • Raykibb Post author

    “High crimes and misdemeanors” are the only cause for impeachment. Conspiracy is the attempt to commit a crime between two or more people one of whom takes a step in the commitment of said crime. Hmmm, sounds like Trump violated the law, he offered a pardon to anyone who commits a crime. Trump is taking an action in furtherance of the crime by initiating illegal behavior to build his God damned wall. Impeach now!

  • Edith Young Post author

    So you Democrats worry about the law now after you've been breaking it for the last 10 years now Hummmmm .

  • ROBIONE Post author

    How can trumps supporters not be ashamed of themselves at this point?

  • Norcanex S.G. LLC. Post author

    Chump sure can make baby Bush look intelligent!

  • Douglas Baer Post author

    MSNBC is full of queers and commies!!!

  • bellamoon Post author

    The rest of us are having to deal with Trump's personal experience of Fantasia. History might stop repeating itself if our society could just learn how to handle bullies.

  • CITRUS KNIGHT Post author

    WHAT A BUNCH OF CRAP. FAKE NEWS IS NOT EVIDENCE OF ANYTHING.

  • Dr. Jim McHugh Post author

    He won't be impeached. Stop your wet dream. Politicians care about money, and Trump pays them off though crafty deals. Oh, and he paid off the jury – your Supreme Court. Grin and bear it. [email protected]

  • CITRUS KNIGHT Post author

    AL GREEN IS A PATHETIC JOKE

  • Fred A Post author

    History will look back this moment and we will not be able to justify how we let this happen, and then sat back and did nothing, except complain.

  • Trucker Journal Post author

    Lol. How few people are watching you guys?

  • Trucker Journal Post author

    Tight! I love Trump! I hope he executes everysingle one of you communist traitors. I would break the for Trump with no pardon!

  • R. Jones Post author

    Impeachment is never ever coming so don't get your hopes up. Pelosi is a total drip. Trump doesn't give af. His Ruskies have already sewn up 2020 so enjoy another 5 years.

  • Joel Runyan Post author

    they would have to be invesitgated… tried and sentenced BEFORE he can pardon them… hes only got 16 months left

  • Jason Lambek Post author

    First 45 seconds.
    Don't give them any ideas, k?

  • paul fogarty Post author

    I bet Stephen Miller – in between devising new ways of hurting brown people – is working frantically to get an amendment added to the pardon power of the president that says not only can the president pardon anyone and everyone he can also have any official record of their illegalities be struck.

  • Cris Briones Fourzán Post author

    It is my sincere belief that the Constitution needs to be revised, paying special attention to:
    the pardon power issued to a president,
    the senate majority leader powers;
    the need for Congress to step in and take provisions to be able to do something about a senator like McConnell, who stop bills from being voted, after these bills have been already voted by Congress, and which due to his actions stop the democratic process, converting him a dictator; the nepotism and emolument clauses have to be respected; tax returns need to be shown in advance, before this person is selected as candidate – no tax returns, no selection; demand that a president cannot look for lucrative methods to gain money from the government or by imposing his own properties for the use of government matters, and so on.
    Mr. Hayes, these are some of all the other issues that are in need to be addressed and revised in order to avoid a man to become the leader of the most powerful country and try to give it to the communist in gratitude for helping him in everything, up to win a PRESIDENTIAL election.
    A presidential election.
    Here comes one, and this president has already secured his appointment if the Congress doesn't step in and orders McConnell to stop the Russians.
    If he doesn't want to, I woukd think that a new law has to be created by Congress, fast, to be implemented, which will read something like: "In case that the senator majority leader, in turn, stops the due process of a bill, and with this disrupting such process, and in order to stop him/her from turning into a dictator, we – the Congress – are divesting him/her of the senator majority leader powers, and Congress will appoint another of the senators for this position. Especially if McConnell doesn't want to do what he is asked to do, and begins to act as a dictator.
    Something like that, Mr. Hays.
    And Barr should have been impeached and disbarred a month ago.
    These are only suggestions. I just want peace of mind and justice for all. Thank you.

  • David Miller Post author

    Impeach Pelosi and put someone in who won't play patty-cake with the the halfwit criminal.

  • invisble man Post author

    It's to bad Moscow Mitch is the one who controls section 4 of the 25th Amendment.

  • Janet A Post author

    Obstruction of Justice IS IMPEACHABLE. DO IT NOW, NANCY.
    AND SEND HIM TO TRIAL IMMEDIATELY.

  • Felix Carpio Post author

    Trump has pardoned murderous wackos like: Arizona sheriff psychopath Joe Arpio; or John Arthur Johnson, aka Jack Johnson (violation of the White Slave Traffic Act , Northern District of Illinois). Or pyromaniac Steven Dwight Hammond (Use of fire to damage and destroy property of the United States).

  • D best Post author

    On all sides this is the weakest and most egregious government ever.

  • CJ Guilford Post author

    Smh

  • Veronica Stewart Post author

    I love a man who can use the words "feckless" and "efficacious" correctly TOGETHER in one sentence.

  • Kirk Thomas Post author

    Trump will not be impeached. The body count among the liberals will be too high as a consequence of bad faith actions. Trump was elected to clean up the mess Oboy left behind and he has been nothing short of perfect

  • Billy Dean Post author

    BS, what a load of crap!!!!!!!

  • V Carvallo Post author

    What is he talking abt would set a precedence.. not at all, the repub would and will impeach a democratic president in a minute

  • Cherie Cullum Post author

    Law breaking tRUMP and his daily lies or catching up with him. When will the immigrant living off federal funds in the WH leave him

  • Brian Lastname Post author

    Lol this guy is still trying to impeach Trump after almost 3 years.

  • carmen flores Post author

    ALL THAT MONEY HE HAS STOLEN FROM HES FAKE FOUNDATIONS..WHY NOT DONATE TO YOUR WALL

  • Eric Temple Post author

    Have you noticed a lot of fake media like to refer to Trump Supporters as “Trumps base”- like they come from another world – but that “base“ refers to proper US citizens not “green carders” , not “foreigners”.

  • N Kel Post author

    al green
    for president of the united states….a rare man who has large-enough balls

  • carmen flores Post author

    WHY WAIT FOR THE COWARDLY SENATE OR 2020. LETS TAKE THIS TO THE POLLS IN 2019 AND SHOW THE ORANGE MAN THAT WE ARE STILL IN CONTROL …IMPEACH..FOR WE ARE THE PEOPLE AND THEY WORK FOR US NOT TRUMP OR RUSSIA

  • Ajo Joe Post author

    I love it when the political left suddenly pretends to respect Constitution ….. a document they want to do away with.

  • Robert Days Post author

    Why is he still there?

  • cruz silva Post author

    under the constitution. no president can't pardon if that person criminally braking the law.

  • thanh nguyen Post author

    Most of Americans do not like what Trump is doing, but Trump's base just loves it. Trump and Trump's base want to have a wall or fence to encircle all Americans inside just like the wall and fence of Kim Jong Un family in North Korea. Kim Jong Un family used the wall and fence to prevent and stop North Korean from escaping North Korea. Trump=an evil con man; Trump's base=stupid beyond words can describe.

  • Sarge Awokendreamer Post author

    Trump isn't going anywhere nor are the many dems who lie on him daily. I just laugh and watch the play…

  • Wolfgang Kruss Post author

    They ain’t never going to impeach, but it sure looks like they want revolution. Yup, that will keep trump in, that would be the best thing for him as re-election looks iffy or to expensive to rig , never paid the bill for the first one or something , failed to get them into g7 or something

  • Motley Flux Post author

    Not to change the subject but did anyone hear the Scorps are going on tour, they are re-releasing their mega-hit under a new name "Nuke you like Hurricane"!

  • Carolyn Womboldt Post author

    Impeach, indict, imprison this lying imbecile….NOW

  • ak Mc Post author

    Well said Sen.Al green

  • The P Post author

    CONALD THE FONDLE HAS PARDON BOTH OF HIS HANDS MANY TIMES

  • The P Post author

    PUTIN IS ALL THUMBS UP FOR THE CONALD FONDLE SWINDLER
    HIS BOY IS ON TRACK

  • Squat Little Witch Post author

    So, he will issue pardons, but in the meantime, will Trump reimburse them for all the legal expenses they will incur defending themselves in a court of law.
    Only a fool would think Trump would do so.

  • The P Post author

    EVERY SINGLE REP THATS NOT ON THE LIST TO IMPEACH SHOULD BE JAILED

  • Jame Franco Post author

    Be a Good person, better yet be a Good American( Democrat) and stop the games. The people are still confused( nice job).I can think of 30 actual reasons for impeachment and everyone should be able to also. That means nothing, unless– the House will Step up and break Rules, policies and maybe even a few laws? Use Dynamite on a Fire(SF-1906)

  • Dev Carter Post author

    Criminal in Chief

  • Kenneth Ringelspaugh Post author

    God is sending storm

  • I AM 2ND Post author

    Lol…still trying to impeach..just for the simple FACT that you ppl are all being exposed. What will your evil minds think of next? You are under the curse of strong delusion and you will NOT know truth and believe the lies, even the ones you tell.

  • Jame Franco Post author

    The House of Representatives impeaches for 1 reason.Get the Financial Documents that will never be seen, if he is not impeached. Yes, he has to be impeached but only so he can be indicted by the NY DA( not SDNY ). The Impeachment stops, no Senator is involved, no Senate Trial. ”We can't, Democrats”dont..”, it won't work, civil war…It will work!

  • Dr D Post author

    Your statements are true Green about impeachable offenses, like you, someone who is trying to overthrow the office of the President. That is breaking the law….he will NEVER be impeached and WILL win in 2020…he will have the LAST LAUGH on all of you!!! LMBO…

  • Stomp City Post author

    That makes Trump a criminal

  • James Bates Post author

    What if Epstein is in protective custody..Waiting to Rat out Demokrats that visited his Island of Demonic Debauchery

  • Lisa Lotwin Post author

    SO IMPEACH HIM ALREADY!

  • Linda Lauer Post author

    Just who did he make a deal with to build the wall in the first place huh ?? Are we so sure that it is just something that he wants ???

  • Joe C. Post author

    What's one more impeachable offense among so many?

  • MrSmokelife Post author

    Let's see how California is doing Chris… https://youtu.be/HKCfu4UJQiQ here's a REAL story, cover it.

  • fried miker Post author

    Chris Hayes (Beta)! Aides said? What aides? How about some names? FAKE NEWS. Al Green is the dumbest rep. in Houston. Nothing but a race baiter who keeps getting elected by dumb people along with She Jac. A bunch of winers who never solve anything and get rich from just being in Washington.

  • Karen M. Post author

    Why does he pack the court with right wing constitutionalists when the document means NOTHING to him? Oh yeah, maybe because Moscow Mitch is the shadow president.

  • Doug Grinbergs Post author

    45 is #NotAPresident. #ImpeachTheBastard

  • angelinshagows Post author

    What's it going to take. That we only remember what our majestic forest and the animals use to look like. That we use to have clean air to breathe, clear clean water to drink. We had crops and no famine, an abundance most Countries couldn't even fathom. Our parks and oceans were protected. Our endangered species meant something. Our environment for our future and our children and their children was something we fought for.
    With what is happening in our world under Trump ( only profit at any cost ) the unbelievable damage that may never be repaired. This is your gift to the future. Hope it's all worth the little raises and ridding the Country of the fear you have for other human beings ( all made equal in God's eye ).

  • Bud Pratt Post author

    Why is Trump still in office??

  • altitude illume Post author

    #TXalGREENsFACEmostCharacterEVER

  • M Hilde Post author

    Impeachable offense? …..just add it to the list. Thanks Nancy

  • KateOwlNebula9 Post author

    Pence might well win with Trump's base and swing "gut" voters, especially if Democrats go Progressive. Right now Dems can win nominating Donald Duck, if Donald Trump is the nominee. Frozen filet Pence lacks Obama's warmth, but voters elected Trump, Nixon, the Bushes and Coolidge. Would a right wing "Christian" group use Trump's fall to sharpen their talons over U.S.?

  • L B Post author

    The Clinton’s pardoned dozens of their drug dealing buddy’s on Bill’s way out of office… no outcry then, why now?

  • Florida Crypto R Post author

    He is welcome to come shoot me but he would not get to far but I would take a bullet from him for the country to get rid of him swiftly but do I really need to go to 5th. avenue or can it be in a public area in Florida?

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