Some Surprises Among Damning Mueller Testimony, Bad Day For Donald Trump | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Some Surprises Among Damning Mueller Testimony, Bad Day For Donald Trump | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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>>THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR TIME. THAT’S ALL IN. THAT’S ALL IN. THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW STARTS THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW STARTS NOW. NOW.>>GOOD EVENING, MY FRIEND.>>GOOD EVENING, MY FRIEND. I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO BE ON TV TONIGHT IN A WAY I BE ON TV TONIGHT IN A WAY I ALMOST NEVER AM ON ANY OTHER ALMOST NEVER AM ON ANY OTHER DAY. DAY. I’M ALWAYS GLAD FOR MY JOB AND I’M ALWAYS GLAD FOR MY JOB AND IT’S THE GREATEST JOB, BUT ON A IT’S THE GREATEST JOB, BUT ON A DAY LIKE TODAY IT’S A PRIVILEGE DAY LIKE TODAY IT’S A PRIVILEGE TO DO THIS WORK AND TO TALK TO DO THIS WORK AND TO TALK ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE SEEN. ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE SEEN. BUCKLE UP. BUCKLE UP. INTELLIGENCE CHAIRMAN ADAM INTELLIGENCE CHAIRMAN ADAM SCHIFF WILL JOIN US AND YOU WANT SCHIFF WILL JOIN US AND YOU WANT TO HEAR FROM HIM. TO HEAR FROM HIM. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I WILL THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I WILL HAVE HAD. HAVE HAD. SETTING THE STAGE FOR TALKING SETTING THE STAGE FOR TALKING WITH HIM, I WANT TO START WITH WITH HIM, I WANT TO START WITH THE BASICS. THE BASICS. I WANT TO START WITH MY FAVORITE I WANT TO START WITH MY FAVORITE PLACE WHICH IS AT THE END. PLACE WHICH IS AT THE END. I WANT TO START WITH THE BOTTOM I WANT TO START WITH THE BOTTOM LINE. LINE.>>I LIKE TO SEE IF WE CAN>>I LIKE TO SEE IF WE CAN BROADEN THE APPTURE AT THE END BROADEN THE APPTURE AT THE END OF THE HEARING. OF THE HEARING. FROM YOUR TESTIMONY TODAY, I FROM YOUR TESTIMONY TODAY, I GATHERER YOU BELIEVE THAT GATHERER YOU BELIEVE THAT KNOWINGLY ACCEPTING FOREIGN KNOWINGLY ACCEPTING FOREIGN ASSISTANCE IN A PRESIDENTIAL ASSISTANCE IN A PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN IS UNETHICAL. CAMPAIGN IS UNETHICAL.>>AND A CRIME IN GIVEN>>AND A CRIME IN GIVEN CIRCUMSTANCES. CIRCUMSTANCES.>>AND TO THE DEGREE THAT IT>>AND TO THE DEGREE THAT IT UNDERMINES OUR DEMOCRACY AND UNDERMINES OUR DEMOCRACY AND INSTITUTIONS, WE CAN AGREE IT’S INSTITUTIONS, WE CAN AGREE IT’S UNPATRIOTIC. UNPATRIOTIC.>>TRUE.>>TRUE.>>AND WRONG.>>AND WRONG.>>TRUE.>>TRUE.>>KNOWINGLY ACCEPTING FOREIGN>>KNOWINGLY ACCEPTING FOREIGN ASSISTANCE IN A PRESIDENTIAL ASSISTANCE IN A PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN IN A CRIME IN CERTAIN CAMPAIGN IN A CRIME IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES ACCORDING TO CIRCUMSTANCES ACCORDING TO SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT MUELLER. SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT MUELLER. IT’S A CRIME IN CERTAIN IT’S A CRIME IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNPATRIOTIC CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNPATRIOTIC AND WRONG AND UNETHICAL. AND WRONG AND UNETHICAL. COMING FROM A PERSON WHO SAID COMING FROM A PERSON WHO SAID REPEATEDLY HE WAS BLOCKED BY REPEATEDLY HE WAS BLOCKED BY POLICY FROM BRINGING AN POLICY FROM BRINGING AN INDICTMENT EVEN IF HE WANTED TO, INDICTMENT EVEN IF HE WANTED TO, MAYBE THAT BRINGS HOLLOW FOR HIM MAYBE THAT BRINGS HOLLOW FOR HIM TO SAY. TO SAY. THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN A CRIME. THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN A CRIME. MAYBE IT IS JUST INTERESTING. MAYBE IT IS JUST INTERESTING. JUST DISMAYING TO HEAR THE JUST DISMAYING TO HEAR THE ACTIONS OF THE PRESIDENT ACTIONS OF THE PRESIDENT DESCRIBED AS UNPATRIOTIC AND DESCRIBED AS UNPATRIOTIC AND UNETHICAL AND WRONG. UNETHICAL AND WRONG. MAYBE THAT’S JUST A BUMMER. MAYBE THAT’S JUST A BUMMER. MAYBE THAT’S A TERRIBLE THING TO MAYBE THAT’S A TERRIBLE THING TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR COUNTRY AND ITS HEAR ABOUT YOUR COUNTRY AND ITS LEADER. LEADER. EXCEPT SPECIAL COUNSEL MUELLER EXCEPT SPECIAL COUNSEL MUELLER MADE CLEAR UNDER CLOSE MADE CLEAR UNDER CLOSE QUESTIONING THAT THERE WAS MORE QUESTIONING THAT THERE WAS MORE TO IT THAN THAT. TO IT THAN THAT.>>THE NEED TO ACT IN AN ETHICAL>>THE NEED TO ACT IN AN ETHICAL MANNER IS NOT JUST A MORAL ONE, MANNER IS NOT JUST A MORAL ONE, BUT WHEN PEOPLE ACT UNETHICALLY BUT WHEN PEOPLE ACT UNETHICALLY IT EXPOSES THEM TO COMPROMISE IT EXPOSES THEM TO COMPROMISE WHEN DEALING WITH FOREIGN POWERS WHEN DEALING WITH FOREIGN POWERS S THAT TRUE? S THAT TRUE?>>TRUE.>>TRUE.>>WHEN SOMEONE ACTS UNETHICALLY>>WHEN SOMEONE ACTS UNETHICALLY WITH A FOREIGN PARTNER, THAT WITH A FOREIGN PARTNER, THAT FOREIGN PARTNER CAN EXPOSE FOREIGN PARTNER CAN EXPOSE WRONG-DOING AND EXTORT THEM? WRONG-DOING AND EXTORT THEM?>>TRUE.>>TRUE.>>THAT ARE CONDUCT, THAT>>THAT ARE CONDUCT, THAT UNETHICAL CONDUCT CAN BE OF A UNETHICAL CONDUCT CAN BE OF A FINANCIAL NATURE IF THEY HAVE A FINANCIAL NATURE IF THEY HAVE A MOTIVE OR BUSINESS DEALING, AM I MOTIVE OR BUSINESS DEALING, AM I RIGHT? RIGHT?>>YES.>>YES.>>IF YOU BEHAVED IN AN>>IF YOU BEHAVED IN AN UNETHICAL, UNPATRIOTIC, WRONG, UNETHICAL, UNPATRIOTIC, WRONG, POTENTIALLY CRIMINAL MANNER WHEN POTENTIALLY CRIMINAL MANNER WHEN IT COMES TO ANOTHER COUNTRY, IT COMES TO ANOTHER COUNTRY, THAT’S NOT JUST GROSS AND NOT THAT’S NOT JUST GROSS AND NOT JUST A DISMAYING THING THAT JUST A DISMAYING THING THAT SOMEBODY MIGHT SAY ABOUT YOU. SOMEBODY MIGHT SAY ABOUT YOU. IF YOU HAVE DONE THAT, YOU ARE IF YOU HAVE DONE THAT, YOU ARE COMPROMISED BY THE FOREIGN COMPROMISED BY THE FOREIGN POWER. POWER. THEY CAN USE WHAT THEY KNOW THEY CAN USE WHAT THEY KNOW ABOUT YOU. ABOUT YOU. THEY CAN EXPOSE YOUR WRONG-DOING THEY CAN EXPOSE YOUR WRONG-DOING AND EXTORT YOU. AND EXTORT YOU. YOU ARE COMPROMISED. YOU ARE COMPROMISED. IF SOMEBODY ASSOCIATED WITH A IF SOMEBODY ASSOCIATED WITH A PRESIDENT PRESIDENT PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN IS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN IS COMPROMISED, YOU ARE AT RISK. COMPROMISED, YOU ARE AT RISK. EVEN IF IT’S NOT THE CAMPAIGN. EVEN IF IT’S NOT THE CAMPAIGN. ESPECIALLY IF IT IS. ESPECIALLY IF IT IS.>>IN THE CASE OF MICHAEL FLYNN,>>IN THE CASE OF MICHAEL FLYNN, HE WAS SECRETLY DOING BUSINESS HE WAS SECRETLY DOING BUSINESS WITH TURKEY, CORRECT? WITH TURKEY, CORRECT?>>YES.>>YES.>>THAT COULD OPEN HIM UP TO>>THAT COULD OPEN HIM UP TO COMPROMISE, THAT FINANCIAL COMPROMISE, THAT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIP. RELATIONSHIP.>>I PRESUME.>>I PRESUME.>>HE ALSO LIED ABOUT HIS>>HE ALSO LIED ABOUT HIS DISCUSSIONS WITH THE RUSSIAN DISCUSSIONS WITH THE RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR AND SINCE THE AMBASSADOR AND SINCE THE RUSSIANS WERE ON THE OTHER SIDE RUSSIANS WERE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT CONVERSATION, THEY COULD OF THAT CONVERSATION, THEY COULD HAVE EXPOSED THAT, COULD THEY HAVE EXPOSED THAT, COULD THEY NOT? NOT?>>YES.>>YES.>>IF A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE>>IF A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WAS DOING BUSINESS IN RUSSIA AND WAS DOING BUSINESS IN RUSSIA AND SAYING HE WASN’T, RUSSIANS COULD SAYING HE WASN’T, RUSSIANS COULD EXPOSE THAT, TOO. EXPOSE THAT, TOO.>>I LEAVE THAT TO YOU.>>I LEAVE THAT TO YOU.>>I WILL LOOK MORE CLOSELY AT>>I WILL LOOK MORE CLOSELY AT THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN, THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN, PAUL MANAFORT. PAUL MANAFORT. YOUR INVESTIGATION FOUND YOUR INVESTIGATION FOUND TROUBLING CONTACTS BETWEEN TROUBLING CONTACTS BETWEEN MR. MANAFORT AND RUSSIAN MR. MANAFORT AND RUSSIAN VERDICTS DURING AND AFTER THE VERDICTS DURING AND AFTER THE CAMPAIGN, CORRECT? CAMPAIGN, CORRECT?>>CORRECT.>>CORRECT.>>MANAFORT MET WITH CONSTANTINE>>MANAFORT MET WITH CONSTANTINE KONSTANTIN KILIMNIK NICK,. KONSTANTIN KILIMNIK NICK,.>>HE SHARED PRIVATE TRUMP>>HE SHARED PRIVATE TRUMP CAMPAIGN POLLING INFORMATION CAMPAIGN POLLING INFORMATION WITH THIS MAN LINKED TO RUSSIAN WITH THIS MAN LINKED TO RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE, IS THAT RIGHT? INTELLIGENCE, IS THAT RIGHT?>>THAT IS CORRECT.>>THAT IS CORRECT.>>IN TURN THE INFORMATION WAS>>IN TURN THE INFORMATION WAS SHARED WITH AN OL’ DARK TIED SHARED WITH AN OL’ DARK TIED WITH VLADIMIR PUTIN? WITH VLADIMIR PUTIN?>>ALLEGEDLY.>>ALLEGEDLY.>>DIRECTOR MUELLER, MEETING>>DIRECTOR MUELLER, MEETING WITH HIM WASN’T ENOUGH. WITH HIM WASN’T ENOUGH. SHARING POLLING INFORMATION SHARING POLLING INFORMATION WASN’T ENOUGH. WASN’T ENOUGH. HE OFFERED THIS RUSSIAN OLIGARCH HE OFFERED THIS RUSSIAN OLIGARCH TIED TO PUTIN A PRIVATE BRIEFING TIED TO PUTIN A PRIVATE BRIEFING ON THE CAMPAIGN, IS THAT RIGHT? ON THE CAMPAIGN, IS THAT RIGHT?>>YES, SIR.>>YES, SIR.>>MR. MANAFORT DISCUSSED>>MR. MANAFORT DISCUSSED INTERNAL CAMPAIGN STRATEGY ON INTERNAL CAMPAIGN STRATEGY ON FOUR BATTLE GROUND STATES. FOUR BATTLE GROUND STATES. MICHIGAN, WISCONSIN, MICHIGAN, WISCONSIN, PENNSYLVANIA AND MINNESOTA. PENNSYLVANIA AND MINNESOTA. DID HE NOT, SIR? DID HE NOT, SIR?>>THAT’S REFLECTED IN THE>>THAT’S REFLECTED IN THE REPORT. REPORT.>>HE HOPED TO BE PAID BACK>>HE HOPED TO BE PAID BACK MONEY HE WAS OWED BY RUSSIAN OR MONEY HE WAS OWED BY RUSSIAN OR UKRAINIAN OLIGARCHS IN RETURN UKRAINIAN OLIGARCHS IN RETURN FOR THE PASSAGE OF PRIVATE FOR THE PASSAGE OF PRIVATE CAMPAIGN THACHGZ. CAMPAIGN THACHGZ.>>S THAT TRUE.>>S THAT TRUE.>>CONTACTS WITH RUSSIANS CLOSE>>CONTACTS WITH RUSSIANS CLOSE TO VLADIMIR PUTIN AND EFFORTS TO TO VLADIMIR PUTIN AND EFFORTS TO EXCHANGE PRIVATE INFORMATION ON EXCHANGE PRIVATE INFORMATION ON AMERICANS FOR MONEY LEFT HIM AMERICANS FOR MONEY LEFT HIM VULNERABLE TO BLACK MAIL BY THE VULNERABLE TO BLACK MAIL BY THE RUSSIANS? RUSSIANS?>>>>>>GENERALLY SO.>>GENERALLY SO. THAT WOULD BE THE CASE. THAT WOULD BE THE CASE.>>SEVERAL INDIVIDUALS WERE ALSO>>SEVERAL INDIVIDUALS WERE ALSO TRYING TO MAKE MOAN DURING THE TRYING TO MAKE MOAN DURING THE CAMPAIGN IN TRANSITION? CAMPAIGN IN TRANSITION?>>S THAT TRUE.>>S THAT TRUE.>>PAUL MANAFORT WAS TRYING TO>>PAUL MANAFORT WAS TRYING TO ACHIEVE DEBT FORGIVENESS? ACHIEVE DEBT FORGIVENESS?>>GENERALLY THAT IS ACCURATE.>>GENERALLY THAT IS ACCURATE.>>MICHAEL FLYNN WAS TRYING TO>>MICHAEL FLYNN WAS TRYING TO MAKE MONEY FROM TURKEY? MAKE MONEY FROM TURKEY?>>THAT IS TRUE.>>THAT IS TRUE.>>DONALD TRUMP TRYING TO MAKE>>DONALD TRUMP TRYING TO MAKE MOAN FRE MOSCOW. MOAN FRE MOSCOW.>>YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT THE>>YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT THE HOTEL IN MOSCOW? HOTEL IN MOSCOW? . .>>YES.>>YES.>>I WAS NOT SURE WHAT TO EXPECT>>I WAS NOT SURE WHAT TO EXPECT FROM TODAY’S TESTIMONY. FROM TODAY’S TESTIMONY. I THINK AG NOFT SIMPLE WAS I THINK AG NOFT SIMPLE WAS WARRANTED. WARRANTED. EVEN WITH THAT STUDIOUS REFUSE EVEN WITH THAT STUDIOUS REFUSE AM, YOU STILL COULD HAVE KNOCKED AM, YOU STILL COULD HAVE KNOCKED ME OVER WITH A FEATHER AS LATEs ME OVER WITH A FEATHER AS LATEs LAST NIGHT IF YOU TOLD ME THAT LAST NIGHT IF YOU TOLD ME THAT TODAY WE WOULD GET FROM ROBERT TODAY WE WOULD GET FROM ROBERT MUELLER OVER THE COURSE OF THESE MUELLER OVER THE COURSE OF THESE SEVEN HOURS SUCH A BLUNT SEVEN HOURS SUCH A BLUNT ACCOUNTING FROM HIM. ACCOUNTING FROM HIM. A BLUNT UNEQUIVOCAL ACCOUNTING A BLUNT UNEQUIVOCAL ACCOUNTING OF WHO IN THE PRESIDENT’S OF WHO IN THE PRESIDENT’S CAMPAIGN WAS COMPROMISED BY CAMPAIGN WAS COMPROMISED BY RUSSIA AND HOW, SPECIFICALLY HOW RUSSIA AND HOW, SPECIFICALLY HOW THEY WERE COMPROMISED BY RUSSIA, THEY WERE COMPROMISED BY RUSSIA, INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT. INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT.>>THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE>>THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE KREMLIN THAT THE TRUMP KREMLIN THAT THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION WAS IN CONTACT WITH ORGANIZATION WAS IN CONTACT WITH TO MAKE THAT HATCH, YOUPPEN, HE TO MAKE THAT HATCH, YOUPPEN, HE THE PHONE WITH THE OFFICE AND THE PHONE WITH THE OFFICE AND PRESUMABLY THE RUSSIANS COULD PRESUMABLY THE RUSSIANS COULD RECORD THAT CONVERSATION, COULD RECORD THAT CONVERSATION, COULD THEY NOT? THEY NOT?>>YES.>>YES.>>IF TRUMP WAS SAYING I HAVE NO>>IF TRUMP WAS SAYING I HAVE NO DEALINGS WITH THE RUSSIANS AND DEALINGS WITH THE RUSSIANS AND THEY HAD A TAPE RECORDING, THEY THEY HAD A TAPE RECORDING, THEY COULD EXPOSE THAT, COULD THEY COULD EXPOSE THAT, COULD THEY NOT? NOT?>>YES.>>YES.>>THAT’S THE STUFF OF>>THAT’S THE STUFF OF NIGHTMARES, IS IT NOT? NIGHTMARES, IS IT NOT?>>ROBERT MUELLER’S ANSWER WAS>>ROBERT MUELLER’S ANSWER WAS THAT IT POINTS UP THE NEED FOR A THAT IT POINTS UP THE NEED FOR A STRONG COUNTER INTELLIGENCE STRONG COUNTER INTELLIGENCE EFFORT, WHICH I THOUGHT WAS A EFFORT, WHICH I THOUGHT WAS A PLUCKY WAY TO PUT IT. PLUCKY WAY TO PUT IT. MR. MUELLER WOULD NOT SAY HOW MR. MUELLER WOULD NOT SAY HOW THE COUNTRY HANDLED THAT THE COUNTRY HANDLED THAT NIGHTMARE OR EVEN WHETHER IT’S NIGHTMARE OR EVEN WHETHER IT’S YET BEEN RESOLVED AND WHETHER YET BEEN RESOLVED AND WHETHER IT’S OVER. IT’S OVER.>>THE SPECIAL COUNSEL MUELLER,>>THE SPECIAL COUNSEL MUELLER, I WANT TO ASK YOU SOMETHING I WANT TO ASK YOU SOMETHING IMPORTANT TO THE NATION. IMPORTANT TO THE NATION. DID YOUR INVESTIGATION EVALUATE DID YOUR INVESTIGATION EVALUATE WHETHER PRESIDENT TRUMP COULD BE WHETHER PRESIDENT TRUMP COULD BE VULNERABLE TO BLACK MAIL BY THE VULNERABLE TO BLACK MAIL BY THE RUSSIANS BECAUSE THE KREMLIN RUSSIANS BECAUSE THE KREMLIN KNEW THAT TRUMP AND HIS KNEW THAT TRUMP AND HIS ASSOCIATIONS LIED ABOUT ASSOCIATIONS LIED ABOUT CONNECTIONS TO RUSSIA RELATED TO CONNECTIONS TO RUSSIA RELATED TO THE TRUMP TOWER DEAL? THE TRUMP TOWER DEAL?>>I CAN’T SPEAK TO THAT.>>I CAN’T SPEAK TO THAT.>>HE CAN’T SPEAK TO THAT.>>HE CAN’T SPEAK TO THAT. COULD TRUMP BE VULNERABLE TO COULD TRUMP BE VULNERABLE TO BLACK MAIL BECAUSE TRUMP AND BLACK MAIL BECAUSE TRUMP AND ASSOCIATES WERE LYING ABOUT THE ASSOCIATES WERE LYING ABOUT THE DEAL AND THE KREMLIN KNEW IT AND DEAL AND THE KREMLIN KNEW IT AND AS ADAM SCHIFF PUT IT, THEY AS ADAM SCHIFF PUT IT, THEY MIGHT HAVE TAPE RECORDED MIGHT HAVE TAPE RECORDED CONVERSATIONS WITH THE TRUMP CONVERSATIONS WITH THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION ABOUT THAT DEAL ORGANIZATION ABOUT THAT DEAL THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS LYING THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS LYING ABOUT. ABOUT. THEY COULD HAVE BLACK MAILED HIM THEY COULD HAVE BLACK MAILED HIM THAT WAY. THAT WAY. DID YOU LOOK INTO THAT? DID YOU LOOK INTO THAT? I CANNOT SPEAK TO THAT. I CANNOT SPEAK TO THAT. WE WILL TAKE THAT AS A MAYBE. WE WILL TAKE THAT AS A MAYBE. A LOT HAPPENED AT THIS HISTORIC A LOT HAPPENED AT THIS HISTORIC TESTIMONY. TESTIMONY. ROBERT MUELLER SEEMED OLDER THAN ROBERT MUELLER SEEMED OLDER THAN HIS 74 YEARS. HIS 74 YEARS. HE SEEMED LESS ON TOP OF MATTERS HE SEEMED LESS ON TOP OF MATTERS THAN ANYBODY WHO HAS WORKED WITH THAN ANYBODY WHO HAS WORKED WITH HIM IN THE PAST EXPECTED IN HIM IN THE PAST EXPECTED IN TERMS OF HIS APPEARANCE TODAY. TERMS OF HIS APPEARANCE TODAY. THERE HAD BEEN THE JUSTICE THERE HAD BEEN THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT THREAT AHEAD OF DEPARTMENT THREAT AHEAD OF TODAY’S TESTIMONY THAT MUELLER TODAY’S TESTIMONY THAT MUELLER SHOULDN’T TREAD OUTSIDE THE SHOULDN’T TREAD OUTSIDE THE BOUNDS OF HIS REPORT AND BOUNDS OF HIS REPORT AND SHOULDN’T TALK ABOUT UNCHARGED SHOULDN’T TALK ABOUT UNCHARGED THIRD PARTIES AND SHOULDN’T TALK THIRD PARTIES AND SHOULDN’T TALK ABOUT DECISION MAKING PROCESSES ABOUT DECISION MAKING PROCESSES AND DID REFERENCE THOSE AND DID REFERENCE THOSE BOUNDARIES AT TIMES, BUT SURELY BOUNDARIES AT TIMES, BUT SURELY WENT OUTSIDE THEM AT TIMES AS WENT OUTSIDE THEM AT TIMES AS WELL. WELL. HE DID SO IN WAY THAT IS IT HE DID SO IN WAY THAT IS IT SEEMS POINT THE NEON ARROWS SEEMS POINT THE NEON ARROWS TOWARD WHAT IS WE COULDN’T AND TOWARD WHAT IS WE COULDN’T AND DIDN’T GET FROM HIM THAT SEEMS DIDN’T GET FROM HIM THAT SEEMS IMPERATIVE TO CHASE DOWN. IMPERATIVE TO CHASE DOWN. GIVEN THE DIRE DESCRIPTIONS HE GIVEN THE DIRE DESCRIPTIONS HE GAVE ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S GAVE ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S CONDUCT AND THE CONDUCT OF THE CONDUCT AND THE CONDUCT OF THE PRESIDENT’S CAMPAIGN AND ONGOING PRESIDENT’S CAMPAIGN AND ONGOING IMPLICATIONS FOR THE COUNTRY. IMPLICATIONS FOR THE COUNTRY. IT SEEMS LIKE THEY GAVE US TWO IT SEEMS LIKE THEY GAVE US TWO BIG DIRECTIONS THAT FEEL BIG DIRECTIONS THAT FEEL IMPERATIVE TO TRY TO GET TO THE IMPERATIVE TO TRY TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS STILL OPEN BOTTOM OF THIS STILL OPEN SCANDAL. SCANDAL. THE FIRST ONE IS THAT MUELLER’S THE FIRST ONE IS THAT MUELLER’S PERSONAL PERFORMANCE TODAY PUTS PERSONAL PERFORMANCE TODAY PUTS A SPOTLIGHT ON THE MAN SITTING A SPOTLIGHT ON THE MAN SITTING NEXT TO HIM. NEXT TO HIM. HIS DEPUTY IS DESCRIBED AS THE HIS DEPUTY IS DESCRIBED AS THE DEPUTY SPECIAL COUNSEL AND TOLD DEPUTY SPECIAL COUNSEL AND TOLD HE RAN THE DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS HE RAN THE DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS OF THE INVESTIGATION AND THE OF THE INVESTIGATION AND THE REST OF MUELLER’S STAFF. REST OF MUELLER’S STAFF. THERE WAS SO MUCH THAT MUELLER THERE WAS SO MUCH THAT MUELLER SEEMED DETACHED FROM AND SEEMED SEEMED DETACHED FROM AND SEEMED TO BE AT TIMES TAKING IT ON TO BE AT TIMES TAKING IT ON TRUST THAT CERTAIN THINGS WERE TRUST THAT CERTAIN THINGS WERE IN HIS REPORT OR NOT. IN HIS REPORT OR NOT. WHETHER OR NOT HE PERSONALLY WHETHER OR NOT HE PERSONALLY RECALLED THOSE THINGS. RECALLED THOSE THINGS. BECAUSE OF THAT PERFORMANCE BECAUSE OF THAT PERFORMANCE TODAY, THAT LIGHTS A FIRE UNDER TODAY, THAT LIGHTS A FIRE UNDER THE NEED TO SPEAK TO THE PEOPLE THE NEED TO SPEAK TO THE PEOPLE ON HIS TEAM WHO ACTUALLY DID THE ON HIS TEAM WHO ACTUALLY DID THE WORK. WORK. IF CONGRESS DOES WANT MORE IF CONGRESS DOES WANT MORE SUBSTANTIVE AND DETAILED ANSWERS SUBSTANTIVE AND DETAILED ANSWERS FROM THE PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY DID FROM THE PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY DID THAT WORK, IT WOULD SEEM LIKE THAT WORK, IT WOULD SEEM LIKE THEY WOULD HAVE TO PURSUE THEY WOULD HAVE TO PURSUE CONVERSATIONS NOW AND TESTIMONY CONVERSATIONS NOW AND TESTIMONY NOW FROM ZEBLY AND THE OTHER NOW FROM ZEBLY AND THE OTHER MEMBERS OF HIS TEAM INCLUDING MEMBERS OF HIS TEAM INCLUDING THOSE SITTING BEHIND HIM IN THE THOSE SITTING BEHIND HIM IN THE HEARING ROOM AND THOSE WE HAVE HEARING ROOM AND THOSE WE HAVE SEEN INVOLVED IN THE SEARS COURT SEEN INVOLVED IN THE SEARS COURT CASES. CASES. WE WILL TALK MORE ABOUT THIS WE WILL TALK MORE ABOUT THIS OVER THE COURSE OF THIS HOUR, OVER THE COURSE OF THIS HOUR, BUT ONE OF THE OUTCOMES OF THE BUT ONE OF THE OUTCOMES OF THE HEARING IS A RENEWED INTEREST BY HEARING IS A RENEWED INTEREST BY CONGRESS IN HEARING FROM THE CONGRESS IN HEARING FROM THE PEOPLE ON MUELLER’S TEAM AND DID PEOPLE ON MUELLER’S TEAM AND DID THE WORK BEYOND THE SORT OF THE WORK BEYOND THE SORT OF DISTANT FIGURE HEAD FIGURE OF DISTANT FIGURE HEAD FIGURE OF MUELLER HIMSELF WHICH WAS MUELLER HIMSELF WHICH WAS REVEALED TODAY BY WHAT I THINK REVEALED TODAY BY WHAT I THINK WAS A SURPRISING AFFECT. WAS A SURPRISING AFFECT. THE SECOND THING THAT I THINK THE SECOND THING THAT I THINK SORT OF COMES OUT OF TODAY’S SORT OF COMES OUT OF TODAY’S PERRINGPER PERRINGPER ING ING HEARING IS A RENEWED FOCUS AT HEARING IS A RENEWED FOCUS AT LEAST BY DEMOCRATS ON FIGURING LEAST BY DEMOCRATS ON FIGURING OUT THE MONEY SIDE OF IT AND THE OUT THE MONEY SIDE OF IT AND THE FINANCIAL SIDE. FINANCIAL SIDE. ALL DAY LONG TODAY, MUCH TO MY ALL DAY LONG TODAY, MUCH TO MY SURPRISE, ROBERT MUELLER SURPRISE, ROBERT MUELLER AFFIRMED THE MONEY STUFF THAT AFFIRMED THE MONEY STUFF THAT LED THEM ALL INTO COMPROMISING LED THEM ALL INTO COMPROMISING POSITIONS WITH RUSSIA. POSITIONS WITH RUSSIA. WHEN IT CAME TO FOLLOWING THE WHEN IT CAME TO FOLLOWING THE FINANCIAL PATHS IN HIS FINANCIAL PATHS IN HIS INVESTIGATION AND FOLLOWING THE INVESTIGATION AND FOLLOWING THE MONEY, IT SEEMED FOR MUELLER MONEY, IT SEEMED FOR MUELLER THAT MAYBE THEY DIDN’T DO THAT. THAT MAYBE THEY DIDN’T DO THAT.>>OTHER THAN TRUMP TOWER>>OTHER THAN TRUMP TOWER MOSCOW, YOUR REPORT DOES NOT MOSCOW, YOUR REPORT DOES NOT ADDRESS OR DETAIL THE ADDRESS OR DETAIL THE PRESIDENT’S FINANCIAL TIES OR PRESIDENT’S FINANCIAL TIES OR DEALINGS WITH RUSSIA, CORRECT? DEALINGS WITH RUSSIA, CORRECT?>>CORRECT.>>CORRECT.>>SIMILARLY, SINCE IT WAS>>SIMILARLY, SINCE IT WAS OUTSIDE YOUR PURVIEW, YOUR OUTSIDE YOUR PURVIEW, YOUR REPORT DOES NOT ADDRESS WHETHER REPORT DOES NOT ADDRESS WHETHER RUSSIAN OLIGARCHS ENGAGED IN RUSSIAN OLIGARCHS ENGAGED IN MONEY LAUNDERING THROUGH THE MONEY LAUNDERING THROUGH THE PRESIDENT’S BUSINESSES, CORRECT? PRESIDENT’S BUSINESSES, CORRECT?>>CORRECT.>>CORRECT.>>OF COURSE YOUR OFFICE DID NOT>>OF COURSE YOUR OFFICE DID NOT OBTAIN THE PRESIDENT’S TAX OBTAIN THE PRESIDENT’S TAX RETURNS, WHICH COULD OTHERWISE RETURNS, WHICH COULD OTHERWISE SHOW FOREIGN FINANCIAL SOURCES. SHOW FOREIGN FINANCIAL SOURCES.>>I’M NOT GOING TO SPEAK TO>>I’M NOT GOING TO SPEAK TO THAT. THAT.>>THE SPECIAL COUNSEL SAID HE>>THE SPECIAL COUNSEL SAID HE WOULDN’T SPEAK TO THAT. WOULDN’T SPEAK TO THAT. SPECIAL COUNSEL DID NOT ADDRESS SPECIAL COUNSEL DID NOT ADDRESS OR DETAIL FINANCIAL TIES OR OR DETAIL FINANCIAL TIES OR DEALINGS WITH RUSSIA OR MONEY DEALINGS WITH RUSSIA OR MONEY LAUNDERING THROUGH THE LAUNDERING THROUGH THE PRESIDENT’S BUSINESS. PRESIDENT’S BUSINESS. SPECIAL COUNSEL WOULD SAY SPECIAL COUNSEL WOULD SAY NOTHING WHEN IT COMES TO THE NOTHING WHEN IT COMES TO THE PRESIDENT’S TAX RETURNS. PRESIDENT’S TAX RETURNS. YOUR OFFICE DID NOT OBTAIN THE YOUR OFFICE DID NOT OBTAIN THE PRESIDENT’S TAX RETURNS WHICH PRESIDENT’S TAX RETURNS WHICH COULD SHOW FOREIGN FINANCIAL COULD SHOW FOREIGN FINANCIAL SOURCES, CORRECT? SOURCES, CORRECT? I’M NOT GOING TO SPEAK TO THAT. I’M NOT GOING TO SPEAK TO THAT. DID THEY FOLLOW THAT MONEY DID THEY FOLLOW THAT MONEY TRAIL? TRAIL? SIMULTANEOUSLY TODAY, MUELLER IS SIMULTANEOUSLY TODAY, MUELLER IS TALKING ABOUT HOW FOREIGN TALKING ABOUT HOW FOREIGN COMPROMISE OF THE PRESIDENT AND COMPROMISE OF THE PRESIDENT AND HIS CAMPAIGN WERE DRIVEN BY THE HIS CAMPAIGN WERE DRIVEN BY THE ENTANGLEMENTS THEY LIED ABOUT ENTANGLEMENTS THEY LIED ABOUT THAT RUSSIA KNEW ABOUT AND COULD THAT RUSSIA KNEW ABOUT AND COULD EXPOSE AT WILL. EXPOSE AT WILL. IT WAS MONEY AND FINANCIAL IT WAS MONEY AND FINANCIAL INTEREST AND LIES ABOUT INTEREST AND LIES ABOUT ENTANGLEMENTS THAT WERE THE ENTANGLEMENTS THAT WERE THE ROOTS OF THE COMPROMISE HE ROOTS OF THE COMPROMISE HE DESCRIBED WITH PRESIDENT AND DESCRIBED WITH PRESIDENT AND MULTIPLE PEOPLE AND HIS MULTIPLE PEOPLE AND HIS CAMPAIGN, BUT HE WON’T SAY OUT CAMPAIGN, BUT HE WON’T SAY OUT LOUD HOW THEY PURSUED THAT LINE LOUD HOW THEY PURSUED THAT LINE OF INQUIRY. OF INQUIRY. ON THE PRESIDENT’S TAXES ALONE, ON THE PRESIDENT’S TAXES ALONE, THIS IS NOW KIND OF AN URGENT THIS IS NOW KIND OF AN URGENT MYSTERY. MYSTERY. YOU MIGHT REMEMBER AFTER THE YOU MIGHT REMEMBER AFTER THE MUELLER REPORT CAME OUT BEFORE MUELLER REPORT CAME OUT BEFORE TODAY, THE PRESIDENT SAID HE IS TODAY, THE PRESIDENT SAID HE IS SURE THAT ROBERT MUELLER LOOKED SURE THAT ROBERT MUELLER LOOKED AT HIS TAXES AND SINCE HE DIDN’T AT HIS TAXES AND SINCE HE DIDN’T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THAT, THAT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THAT, THAT MUST MEAN THEY ARE TOTALLY CLEAN MUST MEAN THEY ARE TOTALLY CLEAN AND CLEAR. AND CLEAR. REMEMBER WHEN THE PRESIDENT REMEMBER WHEN THE PRESIDENT STARTED MAKING THAT CASE? STARTED MAKING THAT CASE? YOU MAY ALSO REMEMBER THAT AMY YOU MAY ALSO REMEMBER THAT AMY KLOBUCHAR IS RUNNING FOR KLOBUCHAR IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT AND SHE AT ONE POINT PRESIDENT AND SHE AT ONE POINT ASKED WILLIAM BARR IF THAT WAS ASKED WILLIAM BARR IF THAT WAS TRUE IF ROBERT MUELLER OBTAIN TRUE IF ROBERT MUELLER OBTAIN AND LOOKED AT TRUMP’S TAXES AS AND LOOKED AT TRUMP’S TAXES AS PART OF THE MUELLER PART OF THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION. INVESTIGATION. BARR TOLD HER IN HIS TESTIMONY BARR TOLD HER IN HIS TESTIMONY THAT SHE SHOULD ASK ROBERT THAT SHE SHOULD ASK ROBERT MUELLER THAT IF SHE WAS MUELLER THAT IF SHE WAS INTERESTED IN GETTING THAT INTERESTED IN GETTING THAT QUESTION. QUESTION. SENATOR KLOBUCHAR DID ASK THAT SENATOR KLOBUCHAR DID ASK THAT QUESTION IN WRITING. QUESTION IN WRITING. DID YOU OBTAIN TRUMP’S TAX DID YOU OBTAIN TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS AND LOOK AT THEM AS PART RETURNS AND LOOK AT THEM AS PART OF THE INVESTIGATION. OF THE INVESTIGATION. SHE GOT NO ANSWER FROM MUELLER. SHE GOT NO ANSWER FROM MUELLER. TODAY IN PERSON UNDER TODAY IN PERSON UNDER QUESTIONING FROM CONGRESSMAN QUESTIONING FROM CONGRESSMAN KRISHNAMOORTHI, HE STILL KRISHNAMOORTHI, HE STILL WOULDN’T ANSWER IT, WHILE HE WOULDN’T ANSWER IT, WHILE HE MULTILY MULTILY SIMULTANEOUSLY WAS OPENED UP TO SIMULTANEOUSLY WAS OPENED UP TO BEING COMPROMISED BY THE HOSTILE BEING COMPROMISED BY THE HOSTILE FOREIGN POWER AS WERE SEVERAL FOREIGN POWER AS WERE SEVERAL OTHER PEOPLE. OTHER PEOPLE. DID MUELLER LOOK AT TRUMP A DID MUELLER LOOK AT TRUMP A TAXES OR DIDN’T HE? TAXES OR DIDN’T HE? SHOULDN’T SOMEONE? SHOULDN’T SOMEONE? GIVEN WHAT MUELLER JUST SAID GIVEN WHAT MUELLER JUST SAID ABOUT THE FINANCIAL BASIS OF ABOUT THE FINANCIAL BASIS OF TRUMP’S COMPROMISE BY RUSSIA. TRUMP’S COMPROMISE BY RUSSIA. IF YOU DIDN’T THINK IT WAS IF YOU DIDN’T THINK IT WAS URGENT BEFORE, IT’S WEIRD THAT URGENT BEFORE, IT’S WEIRD THAT THIS IS THE FIRST PRESIDENT NOT THIS IS THE FIRST PRESIDENT NOT TO RELEASE THE TAX RETURNS. TO RELEASE THE TAX RETURNS. IT’S INTERESTING AND A IT’S INTERESTING AND A FASCINATING LEGAL MATTER. FASCINATING LEGAL MATTER. IT’S NEVER BEEN A MORE URGENT IT’S NEVER BEEN A MORE URGENT MATTER THAN TODAY AFTER MUELLER MATTER THAN TODAY AFTER MUELLER DIRECTLY LINKED THE COMPROMISE DIRECTLY LINKED THE COMPROMISE BY RUSSIA TO THE FOREIGN BY RUSSIA TO THE FOREIGN ENTANGLEMENTS AND THE BUSINESS ENTANGLEMENTS AND THE BUSINESS PURSUITS HE MAINTAINED PURSUITS HE MAINTAINED CONCERNING THE GOVERNMENT OF CONCERNING THE GOVERNMENT OF RUSSIA THAT HE LIED ABOUT AND RUSSIA THAT HE LIED ABOUT AND RUSSIA KNEW ABOUT AND COULD RUSSIA KNEW ABOUT AND COULD EXPOSE AT WILL. EXPOSE AT WILL. NOW, GIVEN THAT NEW URGENCY NOW, GIVEN THAT NEW URGENCY AROUND THE PRESIDENT’S TAXES, I AROUND THE PRESIDENT’S TAXES, I SHOULD TELL YOU THAT LITERALLY SHOULD TELL YOU THAT LITERALLY EIGHT MINUTES AFTER THE CLOSE OF EIGHT MINUTES AFTER THE CLOSE OF THE MUELLER HEARINGS TODAY, THE MUELLER HEARINGS TODAY, EIGHT MINUTES AFTER THE SECOND EIGHT MINUTES AFTER THE SECOND HEARING, THE PRESIDENT FILED AN HEARING, THE PRESIDENT FILED AN EMERGENCY WRIT IN FEDERAL COURT EMERGENCY WRIT IN FEDERAL COURT TO TRY TO BLOCK HIS TAXES FROM TO TRY TO BLOCK HIS TAXES FROM BEING RELEASED IN NEW YORK BEING RELEASED IN NEW YORK STATE. STATE. AN EMERGENCY WRIT. AN EMERGENCY WRIT. EIGHT MINUTES AFTER THE HEARING EIGHT MINUTES AFTER THE HEARING WRAPPED UP. WRAPPED UP. NERVOUS MUCH? NERVOUS MUCH? THE OTHER THING THAT NOBODY THE OTHER THING THAT NOBODY EXPECTED FROM ROBERT MUELLER WAS EXPECTED FROM ROBERT MUELLER WAS HIS BLUNT ACCUSATION AND HIS BLUNT ACCUSATION AND ASSESSMENT OF WHAT THE PRESIDENT ASSESSMENT OF WHAT THE PRESIDENT DID WITH REGARD TO RUSSIA DID WITH REGARD TO RUSSIA RELEASING THE STOLEN MATERIAL RELEASING THE STOLEN MATERIAL THEY HACKED FROM THE DEMOCRATS THEY HACKED FROM THE DEMOCRATS TO TRY TO BENEFIT HIS CAMPAIGN. TO TRY TO BENEFIT HIS CAMPAIGN.>>FOR WE CAN PUT UP SLIDE SIX.>>FOR WE CAN PUT UP SLIDE SIX. THIS JUST CAME OUT. THIS JUST CAME OUT. WIKILEAKS. WIKILEAKS. I LOVE WIKILEAKS. I LOVE WIKILEAKS. DONALD TRUMP, OCTOBER 10, 2016. DONALD TRUMP, OCTOBER 10, 2016. THIS WIKILEAKS STUFF IS THIS WIKILEAKS STUFF IS UNBELIEVABLE. UNBELIEVABLE. S IT TELLS YOU THE INNER HEART. S IT TELLS YOU THE INNER HEART. THIS WIKILEAKS IS LIKE A THIS WIKILEAKS IS LIKE A TREASURE TROVE. TREASURE TROVE. DONALD TRUMP, OCTOBER 31st, DONALD TRUMP, OCTOBER 31st, 2016. 2016. BOY, I LOVE READING THOSE BOY, I LOVE READING THOSE WIKILEAKS, DONALD TRUMP, WIKILEAKS, DONALD TRUMP, NOVEMBER 4th, 2016. NOVEMBER 4th, 2016. DO ANY OF THOSE QUOTES DISTURB DO ANY OF THOSE QUOTES DISTURB YOU, MR. DIRECTOR? YOU, MR. DIRECTOR?>>I’M NOT SURE.>>I’M NOT SURE. I WOULD SAY — I WOULD SAY –>>HOW DO YOU REACT TO IT?>>HOW DO YOU REACT TO IT?>>IT’S PROBLEMATIC IS AN UNDER>>IT’S PROBLEMATIC IS AN UNDER STATEMENT IN TERMS OF WHAT IT STATEMENT IN TERMS OF WHAT IT DISPLAYS IN TERMS OF GIVING DISPLAYS IN TERMS OF GIVING SOME, I DON’T KNOW, HOPE OR SOME, I DON’T KNOW, HOPE OR BOOST TO WHAT IS AND SHOULD BE BOOST TO WHAT IS AND SHOULD BE ILLEGAL ACTIVITY. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY.>>PROBLEMATIC IS AN UNDER>>PROBLEMATIC IS AN UNDER STATEMENT. STATEMENT. COULD MAYBE BE THE THEME OF THE COULD MAYBE BE THE THEME OF THE DAY TODAY. DAY TODAY. ROBERT MUELLER SAID THE ROBERT MUELLER SAID THE PRESIDENT’S ENCOURAGEMENT AND PRESIDENT’S ENCOURAGEMENT AND PRAISE AND PROMOTION OF THE WAY PRAISE AND PROMOTION OF THE WAY RUGS WERE RELEASING THE RUGS WERE RELEASING THE INFORMATION THEY HAD HACKED AND INFORMATION THEY HAD HACKED AND STOLEN TO HELP HIS CAMPAIGN, STOLEN TO HELP HIS CAMPAIGN, ROBERT MUELLER SAID THAT WAS A ROBERT MUELLER SAID THAT WAS A BOOST TO ILLEGAL ACTIVITY AND BOOST TO ILLEGAL ACTIVITY AND PROBLEMATIC TO SEE THE LEAST. PROBLEMATIC TO SEE THE LEAST. IMMEDIATELY AFTER THAT SHOW IMMEDIATELY AFTER THAT SHOW STOPPING MOMENT IN THE HEARING, STOPPING MOMENT IN THE HEARING, ROBERT MUELLER WENT ON TO ROBERT MUELLER WENT ON TO SUGGEST THAT OTHER INTERACTIONS SUGGEST THAT OTHER INTERACTIONS BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND PEOPLE ASSOCIATED WITH THE PEOPLE ASSOCIATED WITH THE PRESIDENT AND THE RUSSIANS AND PRESIDENT AND THE RUSSIANS AND THEIR CUT OUTS, THOSE MAY STILL THEIR CUT OUTS, THOSE MAY STILL BE THE SUBJECT OF ONGOING BE THE SUBJECT OF ONGOING INVESTIGATION. INVESTIGATION.>>VOLUME ONE, PAGE 59.>>VOLUME ONE, PAGE 59. DONALD TRUMP, JR. HAD DIRECT DONALD TRUMP, JR. HAD DIRECT COMMUNICATIONS WITH WIKILEAKS COMMUNICATIONS WITH WIKILEAKS DURING THE CAMPAIGN PERIOD. DURING THE CAMPAIGN PERIOD. ON OCTOBER 3rd, 2016, WIKILEAKS ON OCTOBER 3rd, 2016, WIKILEAKS SENT ANOTHER DIRECT MESS ORIGIN SENT ANOTHER DIRECT MESS ORIGIN TO TRUMP, JR. ASKING YOU GUYS TO TO TRUMP, JR. ASKING YOU GUYS TO DEM NATE A LINK ALLEGING DEM NATE A LINK ALLEGING CANDIDATE CLINTON ADVOCATING CANDIDATE CLINTON ADVOCATING DRONES TO ATTACK JULIAN ASSANGE. DRONES TO ATTACK JULIAN ASSANGE. TRUMP, JR. SAID HE HAD ALREADY TRUMP, JR. SAID HE HAD ALREADY DONE SO. DONE SO. SAME QUESTION. SAME QUESTION. THIS BEHAVIOR AT THE VERY LEAST THIS BEHAVIOR AT THE VERY LEAST DISTURBING? DISTURBING? YOUR REACTION? YOUR REACTION?>>DISTURBING AND SUBJECT TO>>DISTURBING AND SUBJECT TO INVESTIGATION. INVESTIGATION.>>DIRECTOR, THANK YOU.>>DIRECTOR, THANK YOU. YOU MADE IT CLEAR THAT YOU THINK YOU MADE IT CLEAR THAT YOU THINK IT UNETHICAL TO PUT IT POLITELY IT UNETHICAL TO PUT IT POLITELY TO TIMEOUT A FOREIGN SERVICE TO TIMEOUT A FOREIGN SERVICE LIKE WIKILEAKS PUBLISHING STOLEN LIKE WIKILEAKS PUBLISHING STOLEN DO YOU MEANS IN A PRESIDENTIAL DO YOU MEANS IN A PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN. CAMPAIGN.>>CERTAINLY CALLS FOR>>CERTAINLY CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION. INVESTIGATION.>>CERTAINLY CALLS FOR>>CERTAINLY CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION. INVESTIGATION. WHAT YOU JUST QUOTED PEA O ME WHAT YOU JUST QUOTED PEA O ME ABOUT THE WAY DONALD TRUMP, JR. ABOUT THE WAY DONALD TRUMP, JR. COMMUNICATED WITH WIKILEAKS, COMMUNICATED WITH WIKILEAKS, THAT IS SUBJECT TO THAT IS SUBJECT TO INVESTIGATION. INVESTIGATION. OH. OH. THAT TOUTING OF WIKILEAKS THAT TOUTING OF WIKILEAKS PUBLISHING STOLEN DOCUMENTS PUBLISHING STOLEN DOCUMENTS CALLING FOR AN INVESTIGATION? CALLING FOR AN INVESTIGATION? THOUGH THEY ARE HAPPENING? THOUGH THEY ARE HAPPENING? THERE IS AN INDICTMENT AGAINST THERE IS AN INDICTMENT AGAINST JULIAN ASSANGE AND WIKILEAKS JULIAN ASSANGE AND WIKILEAKS WHICH RELATES TO STUFF THAT WELL WHICH RELATES TO STUFF THAT WELL PROCEEDS THE ELECTION. PROCEEDS THE ELECTION. THIS SUGGEST THAT IS NOT JUST THIS SUGGEST THAT IS NOT JUST WHAT WIKILEAKS DID, BUT ALSO THE WHAT WIKILEAKS DID, BUT ALSO THE PRESIDENT’S SON AND HIS PRESIDENT’S SON AND HIS ENGAGEMENT WITH THEM IS SUBJECT ENGAGEMENT WITH THEM IS SUBJECT TO INVESTIGATION AND CALLS FOR TO INVESTIGATION AND CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION AND IMPLYING THAT INVESTIGATION AND IMPLYING THAT IT IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. IT IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. BY THE WAY, WHILE WE ARE ON THE BY THE WAY, WHILE WE ARE ON THE SUBJECT, THERE ARE OTHER SUBJECT, THERE ARE OTHER INVESTIGATIONS STILL HAPPENING INVESTIGATIONS STILL HAPPENING THAT ROBERT MUELLER DESCRIBED THAT ROBERT MUELLER DESCRIBED FOR THE FIRST TIME. FOR THE FIRST TIME. HERE’S THE PART THAT TRUMP HERE’S THE PART THAT TRUMP NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER MIKE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER MIKE FLYNN SWALLOWED HIS TONGUE. FLYNN SWALLOWED HIS TONGUE.>>INDIVIDUALS CAN BE SUBJECT TO>>INDIVIDUALS CAN BE SUBJECT TO BLACK MAIL IF THEY LIE ABOUT BLACK MAIL IF THEY LIE ABOUT THEIR INTERACTIONS WITH FOREIGN THEIR INTERACTIONS WITH FOREIGN COUNTRIES, CORRECT? COUNTRIES, CORRECT?>>TRUE.>>TRUE.>>FOR EXAMPLE, YOU SUCCESSFULLY>>FOR EXAMPLE, YOU SUCCESSFULLY CHARGED FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY CHARGED FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER MICHAEL FLYNN OF LYING ADVISER MICHAEL FLYNN OF LYING TO FEDERAL AGENTS ABOUT HIS TO FEDERAL AGENTS ABOUT HIS CONVERSATIONS WITH RUSSIAN CONVERSATIONS WITH RUSSIAN OFFICIALS, CORRECT? OFFICIALS, CORRECT?>>CORRECT.>>CORRECT.>>SINCE IT WAS OUTSIDE THE>>SINCE IT WAS OUTSIDE THE PURVIEW OF YOUR INVESTIGATION, PURVIEW OF YOUR INVESTIGATION, YOUR REPORT DID NOT ADDRESS HOW YOUR REPORT DID NOT ADDRESS HOW FLYNN’S FALSE STATEMENTS COULD FLYNN’S FALSE STATEMENTS COULD POSE A NATIONAL SECURITY RISK POSE A NATIONAL SECURITY RISK BECAUSE THE RUSSIANS KNEW THE BECAUSE THE RUSSIANS KNEW THE FALSITY OF THOSE STATEMENTS, FALSITY OF THOSE STATEMENTS, RIGHT? RIGHT?>>I CANNOT GET INTO THAT,>>I CANNOT GET INTO THAT, MAINLY BECAUSE THERE ARE MANY MAINLY BECAUSE THERE ARE MANY ELEMENTS OF THE FBI THAT ARE ELEMENTS OF THE FBI THAT ARE LOOKING AT MANY ASPECTS OF THAT LOOKING AT MANY ASPECTS OF THAT ISSUE? ISSUE?>>CURRENTLY?>>CURRENTLY?>>CURRENTLY.>>CURRENTLY.>>MANY ELEMENTS OF THE FBI THAT>>MANY ELEMENTS OF THE FBI THAT ARE LOOKING AT DIFFERENT ASPECTS ARE LOOKING AT DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF THAT ISSUE. OF THAT ISSUE. THAT’S IN RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS THAT’S IN RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS ABOUT MIKE FLYNN’S LYING ABOUT ABOUT MIKE FLYNN’S LYING ABOUT HIS VOFLMENT WITH THE RUSSIAN HIS VOFLMENT WITH THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT AND WHETHER THAT GOVERNMENT AND WHETHER THAT COULD POSE A NATIONAL SECURITY COULD POSE A NATIONAL SECURITY RISK TO THE UNITED STATES RISK TO THE UNITED STATES BECAUSE THE RUSSIANS KNEW ABOUT BECAUSE THE RUSSIANS KNEW ABOUT THE FALSITY OF HIS STATEMENTS, THE FALSITY OF HIS STATEMENTS, THEREFORE COMPROMISED HIM, THEREFORE COMPROMISED HIM, THEREFORE IN A POSITION TO PUT THEREFORE IN A POSITION TO PUT THE UNITED STATES OVER A BARREL THE UNITED STATES OVER A BARREL BECAUSE THEY HAD THEIR NATIONAL BECAUSE THEY HAD THEIR NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER BY THE YOU KNOW SECURITY ADVISER BY THE YOU KNOW WHAT. WHAT. SO THAT’S NEW. SO THAT’S NEW. MR. MUELLER TELLING US THAT MR. MUELLER TELLING US THAT THERE ARE MANY ELEMENTS OF THE THERE ARE MANY ELEMENTS OF THE FBI LOOKING AT ASPECTS OF THAT FBI LOOKING AT ASPECTS OF THAT ISSUE RIGHT NOW. ISSUE RIGHT NOW. CURRENTLY WE KNOW FROM THE CURRENTLY WE KNOW FROM THE APPENDIX TO MUELLER’S REPORT APPENDIX TO MUELLER’S REPORT THAT THERE ARE A BUNCH OF THAT THERE ARE A BUNCH OF ONGOING CASES WE DON’T KNOW THE ONGOING CASES WE DON’T KNOW THE NAMES OF. NAMES OF. IN APPENDIX D, THERE WERE 14 IN APPENDIX D, THERE WERE 14 CASES THAT WERE DESCRIBED AS CASES THAT WERE DESCRIBED AS CRIMINAL MATTERS FROM MUELLER’S CRIMINAL MATTERS FROM MUELLER’S INVESTIGATION THAT WERE ONGOING. INVESTIGATION THAT WERE ONGOING. THEY WERE ALL PLAQUED OUT AND THEY WERE ALL PLAQUED OUT AND NOT ABLE TO SAY WHAT ANY OF THE NOT ABLE TO SAY WHAT ANY OF THE ONGOING MARRIES WAS. ONGOING MARRIES WAS. ONE OF THE CASES LISTED IN THAT ONE OF THE CASES LISTED IN THAT A PENTICS BY NAME WAS NOT A PENTICS BY NAME WAS NOT BLACKED OUT AND TRANSFERRED TO BLACKED OUT AND TRANSFERRED TO OTHER PROSECUTORS AND THE CASE OTHER PROSECUTORS AND THE CASE OF MIKE FLYNN’S BUSINESS PARTNER OF MIKE FLYNN’S BUSINESS PARTNER WHO WAS A TRUMP TRANSITION WHO WAS A TRUMP TRANSITION OFFICIAL AND FLYNN’S FORMER OFFICIAL AND FLYNN’S FORMER BUSINESS PARTNER. BUSINESS PARTNER. JUST YESTERDAY BIJAN I CAN ON JUST YESTERDAY BIJAN I CAN ON WAS CONVICTED IN FEDERAL COURT. WAS CONVICTED IN FEDERAL COURT. THAT CASE IS NOT ONE OF THE 14. THAT CASE IS NOT ONE OF THE 14. THAT IS BLACKED OUT THAT WE THAT IS BLACKED OUT THAT WE CAN’T NAME. CAN’T NAME. THAT ACCORDING TO MUELLER’S THAT ACCORDING TO MUELLER’S REPORT IS SPUN OFF FROM THE REPORT IS SPUN OFF FROM THE INVESTIGATION. INVESTIGATION. TODAY WITH THESE REFERENCES THAT TODAY WITH THESE REFERENCES THAT MUELLER MADE SURPRISING EVERYONE MUELLER MADE SURPRISING EVERYONE AS TO ONGOING INVESTIGATIONS AND AS TO ONGOING INVESTIGATIONS AND THING THAT IS THE FBI IS LOOKING THING THAT IS THE FBI IS LOOKING AT, THAT WAS A GOOD REMIND AT, THAT WAS A GOOD REMIND THEY’RE WE DON’T KNOW WHAT ANY THEY’RE WE DON’T KNOW WHAT ANY OF THIS STUFF IS BEHIND THE OF THIS STUFF IS BEHIND THE REDACTIONS. REDACTIONS. THE REFERENCE BY MULER TO AN THE REFERENCE BY MULER TO AN ONGOING INVESTIGATION BY FLYNN ONGOING INVESTIGATION BY FLYNN AND COMPROMISE TO A FOREIGN AND COMPROMISE TO A FOREIGN COUNTRY AND WIKILEAKS AND THOSE COUNTRY AND WIKILEAKS AND THOSE WERE ALL VERY MUCH PUT ON THE WERE ALL VERY MUCH PUT ON THE TABLE BY MUELLER. TABLE BY MUELLER. PRESUMABLY LOTS OF BILLABLE PRESUMABLY LOTS OF BILLABLE HOURS FOR THE ATTORNEYS FOR HOURS FOR THE ATTORNEYS FOR THOSE GENTLEMEN. THOSE GENTLEMEN. WE SHALL SEE. WE SHALL SEE. THAT WAS MUELLER PROPPING OPEN THAT WAS MUELLER PROPPING OPEN THE DOOR INTO A WING OF THIS THE DOOR INTO A WING OF THIS HOUSE WE DIDN’T KNOW EXISTED. HOUSE WE DIDN’T KNOW EXISTED. ALL IN ALL, AS YOU CAN TELL, ALL IN ALL, AS YOU CAN TELL, THERE WAS A BUNCH THAT HAPPENED THERE WAS A BUNCH THAT HAPPENED THEY THOUGHT WAS SURPRISING. THEY THOUGHT WAS SURPRISING. EVEN SOME OF STUFF YOU MIGHT EVEN SOME OF STUFF YOU MIGHT HAVE PREDICTED WOULD COME OUT HAVE PREDICTED WOULD COME OUT BECAUSE OF THE WAY WE KNEW WE BECAUSE OF THE WAY WE KNEW WE WANTED TO WALK THROUGH HIS WANTED TO WALK THROUGH HIS FINDINGS, ALL IN ALL, LOOK AT FINDINGS, ALL IN ALL, LOOK AT TODAY AS A WHOLE. TODAY AS A WHOLE. IT WAS A REMARKABLE DAY FOR THE IT WAS A REMARKABLE DAY FOR THE PEDESTRIAN. PEDESTRIAN. I I CHIN UP AND MAKE IT SEEM LIKE CHIN UP AND MAKE IT SEEM LIKE THEY HAD A GREAT DAY AND NOBODY THEY HAD A GREAT DAY AND NOBODY DIED. DIED. THEY DID NOT HAVE A GREAT DAY THEY DID NOT HAVE A GREAT DAY TODAY. TODAY. THIS WAS THE PRESIDENT’S DAY THIS WAS THE PRESIDENT’S DAY TODAY. TODAY. BREATHTAKING. BREATHTAKING.>>DIRECTOR MUELLER, THE>>DIRECTOR MUELLER, THE PRESIDENT HAS REPEATEDLY CLAIMED PRESIDENT HAS REPEATEDLY CLAIMED THAT YOUR REPORT FOUND NO THAT YOUR REPORT FOUND NO OBSTRUCTION AND THAT IT OBSTRUCTION AND THAT IT COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY EXONERATED HIM. EXONERATED HIM. THAT IS NOT WHAT YOUR REPORT THAT IS NOT WHAT YOUR REPORT SAID, IS IT? SAID, IS IT?>>CORRECT.>>CORRECT. IT IS NOT WHAT THE REPORT SAID. IT IS NOT WHAT THE REPORT SAID.>>THE REPORT DID NOT CONCLUDE>>THE REPORT DID NOT CONCLUDE THAT HE DID NOT COMMIT THAT HE DID NOT COMMIT OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. IS THAT CORRECT? IS THAT CORRECT?>>THAT IS CORRECT.>>THAT IS CORRECT.>>WHAT ABOUT EXONERATION.>>WHAT ABOUT EXONERATION. DID YOU EXONERATE THE PRESIDENT? DID YOU EXONERATE THE PRESIDENT?>>NO.>>NO.>>YOUR REPORT EXPRESSLY STATES>>YOUR REPORT EXPRESSLY STATES IT DID NOT EXONERATE THE IT DID NOT EXONERATE THE PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT.>>FOR DOES.>>FOR DOES.>>ADVISER FLYNN LIED ABOUT>>ADVISER FLYNN LIED ABOUT DISCUSSIONS WITH THE AMBASSADOR DISCUSSIONS WITH THE AMBASSADOR RELATED TO SANCTIONS? RELATED TO SANCTIONS?>>THAT IS CORRECT.>>THAT IS CORRECT.>>MICHAEL COHEN LIED ABOUT>>MICHAEL COHEN LIED ABOUT TRUMP MOSCOW, IS THAT CORRECT? TRUMP MOSCOW, IS THAT CORRECT?>>YES.>>YES.>>GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS LIED TO>>GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS LIED TO THE FBI ABOUT COMMUNICATIONS OF THE FBI ABOUT COMMUNICATIONS OF RUSSIA’S POSSESSION OF DIRT ON RUSSIA’S POSSESSION OF DIRT ON HILLARY CLINTON? HILLARY CLINTON?>>YES.>>YES.>>THE PRESIDENT’S CAMPAIGN>>THE PRESIDENT’S CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN LIED ABOUT MEETINGS CHAIRMAN LIED ABOUT MEETINGS THAT HE HAD WITH SOMEONE WITH THAT HE HAD WITH SOMEONE WITH TIES TO RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE, IS TIES TO RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE, IS THAT CORRECT? THAT CORRECT?>>THAT’S TRUE.>>THAT’S TRUE.>>ON JANUARY 25th, 2018, THE>>ON JANUARY 25th, 2018, THE “NEW YORK TIMES” REPORTED THAT “NEW YORK TIMES” REPORTED THAT “THE PRESIDENT ORDERED McGAHN TO “THE PRESIDENT ORDERED McGAHN TO HAVE THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE HAVE THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FIRE YOU.” FIRE YOU.” IS THAT CORRECT? IS THAT CORRECT?>>CORRECT.>>CORRECT.>>AFTER THE NEWS BROKE, DID THE>>AFTER THE NEWS BROKE, DID THE PRESIDENT GO ON AND DENY THE PRESIDENT GO ON AND DENY THE STORY? STORY?>>DO NOT KNOW.>>DO NOT KNOW.>>IN FACT THE PRESIDENT SAID>>IN FACT THE PRESIDENT SAID “FAKE NEWS, FOLKS, FAKE NEWS. “FAKE NEWS, FOLKS, FAKE NEWS. A TYPICAL “NEW YORK TIMES” FAKE A TYPICAL “NEW YORK TIMES” FAKE STORY, CORRECT? STORY, CORRECT?>>CORRECT.>>CORRECT.>>YOUR INVESTIGATION FOUND>>YOUR INVESTIGATION FOUND SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE THAT McGAHN SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE THAT McGAHN WAS ORDERED BY THE PRESIDENT TO WAS ORDERED BY THE PRESIDENT TO FIRE YOU, CORRECT? FIRE YOU, CORRECT?>>YES.>>YES.>>DID MR. TRUMP, JR. OR COUNSEL>>DID MR. TRUMP, JR. OR COUNSEL COMMUNICATE INTENT TO INVOKE COMMUNICATE INTENT TO INVOKE AGAINST SELF INCRIMINATION. AGAINST SELF INCRIMINATION.>>I’M NOT GOING TO ANSWER THAT.>>I’M NOT GOING TO ANSWER THAT.>>THE PRESIDENT DID NOT CLAIM>>THE PRESIDENT DID NOT CLAIM THE FIFTH AMENDMENT? THE FIFTH AMENDMENT?>>I’M NOT GOING TO TALK TO>>I’M NOT GOING TO TALK TO THAT. THAT.>>NEXT, THE PRESIDENT TOLD THE>>NEXT, THE PRESIDENT TOLD THE SECRETARY ROB PORTER TO PRESSURE SECRETARY ROB PORTER TO PRESSURE McGAHN TO MAKE A FALSE DENIAL. McGAHN TO MAKE A FALSE DENIAL. IS THAT CORRECT? IS THAT CORRECT?>>THAT’S CORRECT.>>THAT’S CORRECT.>>YOU FOUND THE “SAID HE WANTED>>YOU FOUND THE “SAID HE WANTED TO WRITE A LETTER TO THE FILE TO WRITE A LETTER TO THE FILE FOR OUR RECORDS, THAT IS FOR OUR RECORDS, THAT IS CORRECT? CORRECT?>>CORRECT.>>CORRECT.>>THE PRESIDENT IS ASKING HIS>>THE PRESIDENT IS ASKING HIS WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL, DON McGAHN, WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL, DON McGAHN, TO CREATE A RECORD THAT McGAHN TO CREATE A RECORD THAT McGAHN BELIEVED TO BE UNTRUE WHILE YOU BELIEVED TO BE UNTRUE WHILE YOU WERE IN THE MIDST OF WERE IN THE MIDST OF INVESTIGATING THE PRESIDENT FOR INVESTIGATING THE PRESIDENT FOR OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, CORRECT? OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, CORRECT?>>GENERALLY CORRECT.>>GENERALLY CORRECT.>>MR. BEGAN WAS AN IMPORTANT>>MR. BEGAN WAS AN IMPORTANT WITNESS? WITNESS?>>I WOULD HAVE TO SAY YES.>>I WOULD HAVE TO SAY YES.>>FROM YOUR TESTIMONY I GALTHER>>FROM YOUR TESTIMONY I GALTHER YOU BELIEVE KNOWINGLY ACCEPTING YOU BELIEVE KNOWINGLY ACCEPTING FOREIGN ASSISTANCE IN A CAMPAIGN FOREIGN ASSISTANCE IN A CAMPAIGN IS AN UNETHICAL THING TO DO. IS AN UNETHICAL THING TO DO.>>AND A CRIME.>>AND A CRIME.>>AND A CRIME.>>AND A CRIME.>>AND A CRIME, BOTTOM LINE.>>AND A CRIME, BOTTOM LINE. THAT’S WHAT TODAY WAS LIKE FOR THAT’S WHAT TODAY WAS LIKE FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. STATES. THAT’S WHAT IT WAS LIKE FOR THE THAT’S WHAT IT WAS LIKE FOR THE PRESIDENCY OF THE UNITED STATES. PRESIDENCY OF THE UNITED STATES. HAS A PRESIDENT EVER BE HAS A PRESIDENT EVER BE SUBSTANTIALLY ACCUSED OF THE SUBSTANTIALLY ACCUSED OF THE LITANY OF THINGS THAT THEY HAVE LITANY OF THINGS THAT THEY HAVE BEEN ACCUSED OF, NOT JUST IN BEEN ACCUSED OF, NOT JUST IN PRINT, BUT OUT LOUD TO PRINT, BUT OUT LOUD TO INVESTIGATE HIS BEHAVIOR OR INVESTIGATE HIS BEHAVIOR OR ANYTHING CLOSE TO THIS. ANYTHING CLOSE TO THIS. THAT INTERJECTION ON THE LAST THAT INTERJECTION ON THE LAST QUESTION AND A CRIME, YES, QUESTION AND A CRIME, YES, MR. CHAIRMAN, AND DON’T OVERLOOK MR. CHAIRMAN, AND DON’T OVERLOOK THAT. THAT. IT’S A CRIME, TOO. IT’S A CRIME, TOO. A REMARKABLE DAY IN THE HISTORY A REMARKABLE DAY IN THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY AND THE CHAIRMAN

100 thoughts on “Some Surprises Among Damning Mueller Testimony, Bad Day For Donald Trump | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

  • Brian Griffin Post author

    Watching you guys trying to spin this in your favor is painful.

  • John Post author

    WEEEEKEEEE LEEEEEKS

  • The Dennis Rice Post author

    How blind are you wingnuts? This whole investigation was started by a lie. A lie told by a human asset of the FBI. Any evidence uncovered by this farce is fruit of the poison tree. So now it’s ok in America to use false evidence to get warrants and start investigating a President because someone’s a sore loser. Pathetic.

  • Mali Post author

    You must be kidding. Stop humiliating yourselves CNN. Losers!

  • diarmuid Last Post author

    As a journalist,,,She's a total nut job.

  • Jack Givens Post author

    Nancy , Do you not care for the future of the democracy's of the USA? The youth will be affected by climate change, election meddling….Does whomever wins elections ,more important than the Constitution….Does changing weather, scientist have, researchers have proven the facts of it happening now… FUTURE OF….

  • I plead the 5th Post author

    Congressman Collins: "At any time during your investigation, was your investigation curtailed, or stopped, or hindered?"

    Robert Mueller: "No.."

    Robert Mueller admitted under oath before Congress and the entire world that there was no collusion or obstruction.

  • Waseem Amin Post author

    Bless Mueller. hes getting to that stage. and has gone a great job for hes county. we need more people like this

  • Rob 0 Post author

    Can you be more smug and condescending when your wrong?

    Maddow, you are going to force Dems like me to vote trump. GMAFB with these new conspiracies based on feathers. Find a solid foundation before you waste more time and Dem Voters.

  • I.J. T. Post author

    Mueller did a great job, but as long as Trump sits as President, there will be no vacation to the United States, and like thousands of others, we stay away from goods from the United States. The liar Trump makes us unwell and nauseous in Europe. Personally, both iPad and iPhone are sold, and Huawei bought in, and I'm actually more happy now. A silent protest against an unruly White House

  • The Matt Hatter Post author

    There's so much that wasn't investigated in all of this, that we will probably never know what went on in '16. Hopefully a great group of researchers/writers will make a blockbuster movie about it. And call it, simply, "Q".

  • Mr Kassis Post author

    So I've got a dumb question. If Trump's taxes are possibly so damning.Then have the men and women of the IRS not been doing there job's?

  • call me al Post author

    Title should be "Bad day for Rachel Maddow"

  • Amalgamated Potato Packing Pocatello Post author

    MSNBC should know VIEWS is thee play as they are players.
    •••…..after W. BUSH collapsed the economy. Ya, wages are crappy, but at least it's a job.
    Ya, healthcare is crappy but at least it's something. Lowered expectations.
    Those that knew of AMERICA before REAGANISM know how utterly vacuous, insecure, and devolved we have become in America.
    MSNBC, FOX, CBS, etcetera, are the bellows fanning the flame of IGNORANCE.
    Investigative journalism nowhere to be seen…..million dollar talking heads spew an endless stream of redundancy, gossip essentially, to a moron populace.
    European Union is all that's left of WESTERN CIVILIZATION.

  • Brian Kelly Post author

    In other words – Zilch. Nada. Nothing. But keep up on blathering and chopping the air with your hands in the hope of majicking the non-existent into existence. Or is that Beyond Your Purview? Look at Jimmy Dore – he has summed it up. It was a Hillary Clinton hoax.

  • Aric Bolf Post author

    I find it interesting how Mueller “doesn’t answer” certain questions with “I’m not going to talk to that” meaning it’s his choice to not answer that (probably for good reasons) and also answer with “that i can’t get into” meaning it’s someone else (probably republicans) forcing him to not answer those questions. Someone should do a review of his non-answer answers to questions to see the pattern. Maybe something can be gleaned from it?

  • Maceo Post author

    You got one of Trumps returns. I'm sure you remember. You're an embarrassment!

  • Jaws Trock Post author

    You can really tell Mr. Mueller's interest in the investigation was the Russia interference part, not the obstruction part. He constantly said "I refer to the report" or "I stand by the report" for most of the questions about obstruction, and wasn't certain what to answer, here on the interference part, he's far more direct, knew his stuff, etc.

  • Mitchell Heick Post author

    Mifsud

  • Howard Davidson Post author

    I find it incredulous that over three years nobody from the American law institutions or government has seen Trumps Tax Returns..It should be made a law.

  • Mitchell Heick Post author

    Jim Jordan asked the real questions. Like how Mifsud, who's claims are what started the investigation….lied. And he wasn't charged.

  • Mitchell Heick Post author

    He didn't even write his own report. He's a figurehead. He didn't even know what Fusion GPS was!

  • Deshawn Loc Post author

    Mueller: we have evidence of Russia meddling in the election..
    Donald Trump:Evidence smevidence I'm the President…

  • Illya Kuryakin Post author

    “When you talk about the firm that produced the Steele reporting, the name of the firm that produced that was Fusion GPS, is that correct?” Chabot asked. 
    “I’m not familiar with that,” said Mueller, while scouring through his 448-page report of the Russia probe. 

    Lol …

  • Lenny Gordon Post author

    Chickens are coming home to roost.

  • stephan miles Post author

    Absolutely cannot stand trump ……but the Mueller report was a worthless waste of time and served no purpose what so ever! It absolutely did not benefit or hurt anyone accept our pocketbooks OurTime

  • stephan miles Post author

    Regardless of what trump has done….this country does not have the back off the people!!!!!! US is becoming a" shithole country"

  • Maria Schick Post author

    Mueller doesn't even know what Fusion GPS is?

  • Nvi Warren Post author

    Let's see whats gonna happen… Nothing.

  • Graff Fhe Post author

    Rachel you promised me Trump would be impeach any day now …. for month…. actually for years. I like(d) you but you're absolutely delusional and emotionally invested in this at this point.

  • Sam Chiu Post author

    That is how the fbi turn others to work for the usa. So that is how other foreign countries turn us citizens to work for them.

  • José Hunter's EW&F Remixes Post author

    So, what's new and different? Seems like another dry-hump by Democows. Their inability to expose and convict obvious criminals is rather pathetic

  • timoteo Post author

    For the record: is your name Bob Mueller?………Ummmm.uhhhhhhh..that isn't under my purview.

  • Liza Belle Post author

    It has been known that Trumps taxes were important but also he had some issue due to the mandate but he could pass them off to state and local authorities and even in federal court of authorities much like other cases currently under way.

  • BJae X Post author

    BENEDICT DONALD IS UNAMERICAN & UNPATRIOTIC. HE WORKS FOR PUTIN NOT AMERICANS

  • Andrea David Edelman Post author

    She wants to talk to the manager.

  • streetglideyp 23 Post author

    Shameless Rachel its actually kind of sad I feel bad for her. And the rest of you sharring a brain with your best buddy Libs

  • Wizard ofAUS Post author

    What will it take for Trump's base to wake up and recognise how dangerous this man is? And once that happens – can Democrats support THE ONLY candidate in BERNIE SANDERS to revive and rebuild the United States?

  • Bmerchin Post author

    The "Pee-Tape" is real!

  • katy clasen Post author

    "AND A CRIME"

  • Mike Day Post author

    So much cry baby coming out of MSNBC. Truly pathetic.

  • Kenneth Lamb Post author

    Trump calls himself transparent, yeah right!

  • Cemal Hussein Post author

    I'm with Mueller. Never liked the look of that Trimp person!

  • Sam Corona Post author

    Its amazing how the American people still back Trump no matter how much evidence you show them. He has single handedly turned our most prestigeous position in the United States in to a laughing stock filled with traders. That's right I said our President is a trader and a huge threat to our national security. Take the veil from your eyes Republican party the gig is up. Our nation is being dismantled by our leader and we are allowing it by letting him continue to sit as President. You definitely can't fix stupid and stupid can't fix a Nation that was already great but it can betray it. This is way deeper than just stealing an election. Its one person holding our democracy hostage. I'll leave you to your own decisions.

  • gigi cats Post author

    I just don't believe Nancy Pelosi's reason for not wanting to impeach Trump. Clinton's impeachment and this case with Trump have nothing in common. Clinton was impeached for doing what every President has done, that's why people thought it was hypocritical. Trump's pals are all child molesters. However, I do think she had good reason for her position. Maybe she's afraid of what lunatic Trump will do to hurt the people in the US. Who knows. The thing is though, her reasoning is not shared by the majority obviously.

  • Aphobias Polemos Post author

    I'm beginning to think that the democratic party is there just for the amusement of sane people.

  • Vir Quisque Vir Post author

    "Exonerated" Is not a legal category. There is only "guilty" or "not guilty". Trump is not guilty.

  • WilliamOccamensis Post author

    What's the difference between hacking the DNC emails and breaking into the Watergate? None. Depend on it, Russia has dirt on everyone: they have a century of experience at manipulating people through disinformation and blackmail. They released the dirt on Hillary while holding back the dirt on Trump, to get a man elected whom they could blackmail. They will keep at it in 2020, to keep their guy in office. If he is re-elected, that's when they'll pull the trigger

  • Kurt Elliott Post author

    So the Steele dossier is from Mother Russia? the same place 20% of our uranium was sold to by the Clinton's and Butthole Obummer! very interesting! that's collusion conspiracy and treason! wow, thanks for pointing this out for us MSNBS! yep, BS!

  • NathanPaulClark C Post author

    Both sides got a cycle worth of soundbites. Like its…scripted.

  • Jay Lesley Post author

    I despair, I give up, American democracy is clearly a fragile institution, in that it can be dismantled so easily, by one immoral buffoon like Trump. American claims to be the leader of the free world, are clearly unsubstantiated.

  • ivan avila Post author

    Rachel, I wonder why you cherry picked some soundbites. What are you afraid of??

  • you6382tube Post author

    Mueller said "AND A CRIME" absolutely.

  • Mt man 1949 Post author

    How stupid Americans have become! How brainwashed by the major media! Trump 2020. Almost a certainty now!!

  • FLOYD DEWD Post author

    Come on, Rachel, you're smarter than this.. all you've been able to "prove" is that you have not only lost your moral compass, but also your raging, hate-filled mind.

  • Devik Lovecraft Post author

    Nothing to see here… move along 😂

  • Crabtastic ! Post author

    Smart move Rachel, play this up as a win, maybe your viewers won't notice it isn't. Welp, look on the bright side you still got tax return conspiracy theories you can peddle. Everyone loves a good tax return conspiracy. #Winning

  • PerthTowne Post author

    MSNBC, it's more important to identify the speaker than to run statements under the speakers such as "Mueller: Report did not exonerate the president." It is very irritating to see someone speaking and to get no label under them telling the viewer who that person is.

  • MICK FISHER Post author

    Just keep going. This sort of coverage will guarantee another orange victory.

  • Phil Broeders Post author

    And Manafort – despite obvious treason – got a lenient sentence from a GOP judge

  • Manfred Adams Post author

    Two years of fake news and peddling false conspiracy theories. Why isn't he/she/it demonetized and banned from facebook, youtube and twitter like alex jones?

  • Blue Sun Post author

    Russia didn't help trump win

    some group far worse did

  • Dan Williams Post author

    This about as grand an example of someone trying to convince themselves (and others) of a lie as I have ever seen. Rachel Maddow should be tried for treason. What a disgrace.

  • D J Koenig Post author

    We have been comprised & that can't be erased.

  • Dustin Smith Post author

    Keyword accused… Good thing we live in a country innocent until proven guilty

  • Primitivo Post author

    Mueller didn't EXONERATE President Trump. Morons, learn something from the true …
    https://youtu.be/ueCE3EZuUHM

  • will dill Post author

    If you want more money your gonna get more problems…australia votes for trump 2020

  • Lord Elrond Post author

    Maddow plays with her kids' toys under the table while the adults discuss real issues on the grown-up shows.

  • Lord Elrond Post author

    Watch Schiff's face at 3:58. I couldn't take anymore, but you can fast forward to it. He's so creepy, with his spaced out look and wide staring eyes. Adam, you need some counselling and a week in the south of France, dude.

  • C F Post author

    Trump syndrome has gone beyond derangement, If you believe this garbage that's been cherry picked to suit the Democrats narrative of Russian Interference and have not listened to the FULL testimony….your beyond deranged…..the rest of the world DID listen, and like or loathe Trump the Democratic party's spin on this Is the LAUGHING STOCK OF THE WORLD.

  • David Witmer Post author

    Is the republican line of questioning not valid in forming your opinion ? I believe that's called cherry picking.

  • Pam Ryan Post author

    How can you say that Mueller affirmed that he had "figured out" the Russian related financial transactions/motivations of Trump and his team and then in the next breath, claim he hadn't followed the money? WTF?

    Also, was Clinton compromised, then? Seeing as how you're so devoted to the argument that Russia had "dirt on Hillary Clinton". Again, WTF?

    Where is the proof that the Russians hacked anything. It was a leak, you easily manipulated dunderheads. BTW, if the Russians having dirt on Trump would compromise him, would the Russians having dirt on Clinton do likewise. Or does she have a magic impunity card?

    Where is the evidence that Wikileaks is a "foreign cut out". Oh that's right, there is no evidence because Wikileaks is nobody's cut out.

    And by the by, everyone everywhere is saying Maddow must have taped this segment before Mueller testified. That's how deranged the woman is.

  • Hung Gar Post author

    Funny how you have to tell your government your income/taxes, but the government doesn't have to tell the people anything…

  • ComedyGamingChannel CGC Post author

    She looks like a dude and sounds like a child

  • Mitch The Jeweler masih Post author

    Trump supporter just said. If u and him werent there. Its made up lol. The stupidity is real amongst trump supporters..

  • Sassie Troy Post author

    Good luck spinning what happened in the hearing, Rachel…
    Too bad in order to see things your way, we have to throw the constitution out.
    LOL

  • Sassie Troy Post author

    SUPREME COURT precedents for obstruction:

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Moreover, the endeavor must have the "natural and probable effect" of interfering with the due administration of justice, see, e.g., United States v. Wood, 6 F.3d 692, 695, and a person lacking knowledge that his actions are likely to affect a pending proceeding necessarily lacks the requisite intent to obstruct, Pettibone v. United States, 148 U.S. 197, 206-207.

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Greg Steube: Can’t the president fire the FBI director at any time without reason under Article One of the Constitution?

    Robert Mueller: Yes.

    Debbie Lesko: Were you ever fired as special counsel, Mr. Mueller?

    Robert Mueller: Not that I … No.

    Debbie Lesko: No. Were are you allowed to complete your investigation unencumbered.

    Robert Mueller: Yes.

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    “Only persons conscious of wrongdoing can be said to ‘knowingly … corruptly persuad[e],’” Rehnquist wrote. “And limiting criminality to persuaders conscious of their wrongdoing sensibly allows §1512(b) to reach only those with the level of ‘culpability … we usually require in order to impose criminal liability.’”

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Mr. Collins: Thank you. Isn’t it true the evidence do not establish that the president or those close to him were involved in the charged Russian computer hacking or active measure conspiracies or that the president otherwise had unlawful relationships with any Russian official? Volume two, page 76. Correct?

    Robert Mueller: I’ll leave the answer to our report.

    Mr. Collins: So that was a yes. Is that any true your investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with Russian Government in election interference activity? Volume one page two, volume one page 173.

    Robert Mueller: Thank you, yes.

    Mr. Collins: Yes, thank you

  • Nolan James Post author

    He was a joke!

  • stophypocrisy Post author

    "If you have behaved in an unethical unpatriotic or potentially criminal way" Rachel Maddow. Maddow must be talking about Trump's collusion with Israel that not even RT will mention. Who listens to this Maddow Marxist?

  • K Matt Post author

    Stfu madcow. Wish you would just disappear right along with pencil neck

  • Bruce Boyden Post author

    Madcow, short memory again? Remember election night.

  • Adaun Dan Post author

    MSNBC STOP day dreaming and accept the reality that you failed on this one.
    You have spent a lot of time to demonize TRUMP and trying to make us think and look at him that way. But some of us are not kids to be fooled any more.
    Look for something new again but this one…. you have fallen greatly….

  • Dave Stambaugh Post author

    Why do we use such ridiculous euphemisms that border on oxymornic like moderate democrat when we all know that they are right wing democrats.

  • Andrew Daley Post author

    We've come a long way since the hype around Pres. Obama's tan suit. That was un-Presidential back in the day according to the right. Now look at the POTUS Glory Hole Republican Senators.

  • Danny Heim Post author

    Rachel, he has not lost his composure, that was an act because he did not want to be there. He did hid report, from there he wanted congress to do their job, they have not as yet.

  • Danny Heim Post author

    Rachel, getting the tax returns was up to congress, not the special counsel, congress needs to do its job.

  • Steve Walker Post author

    Rachel – top quality work – again

  • livetotell100 Post author

    Did you watch the same hearing? Mueller said there was NO proof of collusion!! My God! You people are CRAZY!

  • Rodney S Post author

    You people at MSNBC are delusional! Mueller didn't write this report! I don't think he even read it!

  • WCVV WCVV Post author

    FAT DONNY 1 STICK CLAIMED THE 5TH WITHOUT A DOUBT…

  • Helen Beauregard Post author

    Lock him up already!!

  • m beginization Post author

    Funny that he is using allegations in Steele dossier Hillary paid Russians for

  • Pam Ryan Post author

    And the fact that Trump did not collude means the Russians have compromised him?!!!!!!

  • Bugsea Post author

    Well I have been on several clips Fox News You tube channel and people on there do not know about the indictments in Trumps campaign. We really have some issues. The indictments are not made up.

  • Bugsea Post author

    Enough! I want Trump impeached this is so ridiculous. Russia is using us like puppets.

  • Bugsea Post author

    Apparently Trump has been in and out of court for years. So I don't think any of it is a stretch.

  • Keep 'er Lit. Let 'er Rip! Post author

    The verdict is in. Manafort is guilty. Trump is guilty of trying to open a hotel in Russia and has been guilty of doing so for a period long before he ran for president.

  • Keep 'er Lit. Let 'er Rip! Post author

    Rachel. You showed us Trump's tax returns. Remember that nothing Burger. He's playing all you fools. You will eventually see them and we will all get a good laugh at you and all the fake news since it will be another nothing Burger! Trump makes fools of you all. No. You are all just fools.

  • bella50008 Post author

    How was it a bad day for Trump? Rachel you just keep lying.

  • jeffs1000 Post author

    Mueller himself said his investigation was not hampered in any way. Go after Hillary if you want a obstruction of justice story, you don't even need an investigation.

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