Breaking: Chairman Schiff Says Dems Can Impeach Trump For Bribery | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC


On the eve of the historic impeachment hearing, the top impeachment investigator, Rep. Adam Schiff tells NPR there is enough evidence to impeach Trump for bribery, for abusing “official” powers of the presidency and because Trump was “offering official acts for some personal or political reason.” Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman says the bribery case is a major part of “their opening statement.” Demos’ Heather McGhee says “history will be made” but it’s more than “television optics” but making the “very plain case” against Trump. Ari Melber wrote about why bribery makes a strong impeachment case on October 20th and has reported on it for weeks leading up to the public testimony. Aired on 11/12/19.
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Breaking: Chairman Schiff Says Dems Can Impeach Trump For Bribery | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

44 Comments on "Breaking: Chairman Schiff Says Dems Can Impeach Trump For Bribery | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC"

  1. Are the Republicans really going to go with “Trump can’t really do crime correctly so it doesn’t count” is that their best defense?

    • He belongs in jail. That’s where he should be.

    • Michelle M. OMG. Another trumpist cherry-picking dummy. Can you say $480 B? What do you think he was using to get his way?? Furthermore, he is guilty for merely asking a foreign country to interfere with his campaign. “It is better to remain sient & thought a fool then to speak out and remove all doubt.”

    • jukey it’s not even a criminal case you moron. Democrats accuse Trump of the crimes they are guilty of. Ask yourself why the media, Hollywood and the Democrat party used to love Trump before he became a Republican President? Trump has exposed the communist Democrat party, the deep swamp, Hollywood creeps and the fake news and none of these people are happy about it.

    • They don’t need a defense against the witnesses best being feelings, no facts.

    • @@Mark O’Connell – I honestly hope that Republicans keep this exact same energy through the rest of these hearings, it’ll make this whole process go a lot smoother without any real resistance 😂

  2. #45 is enabling the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the ethnic cleansing by Turkey of the Kurds (they used to be allies of USA).

    • Team Colby is the way to go | November 14, 2019 at 12:25 PM | Reply

      Hopefully they’re still our allies.

    • Chinaxxl Green please state sources, facts, evidence of your statement, excuse me your “opinions”…

    • Luke Spacewalker | November 14, 2019 at 6:09 PM | Reply

      The only Curds Americans care about are the cheese kind. Seriously, America is eating the planet into global warming which will mean death for everybody!

    • Mighty Shanolgorhythm | November 15, 2019 at 1:00 PM | Reply

      Luke Spacewalker the Earth is fine and will be around for millennia. It’s unfortunate that certain people that have very little scientific aptitude are so easily politically manipulated.

    • aussie jim well that is nothing but a big lie. Between Obama and Trump we have Trump giving equipment to the Ukrainians to defend themselves from Russia whereas Obama did not do help Ukraine during his term including letting them invade Crimea Ukraine. The other issue is also a lie. Trump has worked to keep campaign promises to get us out of endless wars and the fighting between those two has been taking place for longer than we have been the USA.

  3. He might actually get removed from office and face charges. Nixon knew when to cut his losses, Trump is too narcissistic to resign and in any way look like the loser

    • @DK Durham bribery and witnesses intimidation so far. And if they actually go with witness intimidation, then it’s already clear that trump is guilty. But the real article of impeachment will be bribery. The defense that trumps administration is using, that Ukraine got the aid in the end and that they didnt investigate Biden and so they are innocent, isnt going to work. You dont let a criminal go because he got caught before he could complete his crime.
      Republicans need to be careful with their next moves. Trump could sink the ship and take them down with him, and that’s not something either party really wants to happen, the two party system may have its problems be we dont have a replacement plan and we all know what happens when you try and “repeal without a replacement”. The Republican party need to realize the danger of continuing to defend a man who is not loyal to anyone but himself. Sondland was one of trumps main characters, but the second he starts to speak up we hear Trump starting up with his “oh I dont know him very well” crap and distances himself from a man who donated 1 million to his campaign. Trump has never cared about the Republican party or America. Hes only ever been good at conning others into doing his dirty work, and hes taken advantage of American division to pull his greatest con yet. Problem is that hes not as good a con man as he thinks. And over the years he has made many mistakes. It was a good con for a while but it was always destined to end in flames. He isnt capable of percepting personal wrongdoing, it makes sense that it would fall apart after enough time past. Just sucks that hes been able to harm our country’s image so severely. We will regain our glory as we always do, but its gonna take some time.

    • Today we learned there is not one single witness that saw or heard any evidence of bribery, espionage, or quid pro quo. Not one single human being on the planet has a shred of direct evidence of a crime. He didn’t get caught before completing a crime. There was no crime. There was no criminal offer. The parties Trump talked to had no idea money was being with held let alone a quid pro quo. Nothing NADA. Everyone interviewed today admitted such I don’t know what planet you were on but I did hear left wing media reported as if they were in an alternate reality. Because they are fake news working for the Deep State. But lets step back and look at the essence of this and the Russian Collusion Delusion. Like Trump or not, whether you think he’s honest or a manipulator, Hillary didn’t lose because of Russia, And Trump doesn’t need to risk illegally investigating Joe and son in order to wipe the floor with him if he even wins the primary. That’s what this is about and its ridiculous. I know you guys got burned real bad by a campaigning genius and it still stings. To make things worse the country is prospering, especially minorities and blue collar. In 2016 Trump held rallies drawing 30,000+ inside and thousands more outside over and over again in swing states and rust belt and fashioned a genius campaign message targeting middle working America and toward the end 3 and 4 times a day. Literally spoke to 150,000 people a day few of those days. And he was 70 yrs old and eats mostly McDonalds. while Hillary couldn’t fill a high school gymnasium. Its so pathetic you soar losers have to delude yourselves that if it weren’t for Putin Hillary would of won. We wouldn’t even know Joe Biden actually did what Trump is accused of if the Dems wouldn’t have started a low rent sequel to the flop that was the Russian Delusion. We wouldn’t even know Biden gave the Ukraine 6 hrs to fire a prosecutor looking into a company Hunter was on the board of making 83,000 a month for doing nothing, or lose a billion in aid (now THATS Quid Pro Quo!) if Schiff for brains didn’t lead another witch hunt (which he began with a lie about Trumps call) And Trump SHOULD look into that I hope he does pressure them. This will be over next week with egg in their face again and it will just assure Trump 2020, and you’ll just have to endure the continuing prosperity, sorry dude. and MSDNC which has been wrong about everything again will act like nothing happen and go on to the next lie, and their viewers will have amnesia again! SAD!

    • @DK Durham you need to know the facts if your gonna argue a point, you obviously dont know any, and even worse is you are willing to lie so belligerently. But then again you are a trump supporting moron, the president who thinks Colorado is a boarder state.

  4. SO glad to see the media stop saying “quid pro quo” and use the one, CORRECT term, “BRIBERY”. It’s one of only two named high crimes actually specifially listed in the Constitiution, Article II, Section 4, and happens to be the FACTUAL case against Trump.
    “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” It’s about time we ALL(I’m looking at you, GOP) started calling it for what it actually IS.

  5. Trump: “I would never abuse my office for personal gain. Now I want all of you to book a room in my hotels. The bed bug problem is mostly under control.”

  6. Mulvaney is a political leech, trying to latch onto any host so that he can survive

  7. Democrats love transparency so let’s see schift’s text messages and e-mails from the last 3 years.

  8. Mick Mulvaney. “ Only the very best “
    “ I know the very best people “
    “ It’s what I do “

  9. Colin Thompson | November 13, 2019 at 1:28 PM | Reply


  10. “attempted bribery is still bribery” … attempted murder is still a crime!!!

  11. If Democrats knew the legal definition of “should” and “must” this wouldn’t be an issue.

    Honestly there’s nothing to talk about with these people anymore…

  12. so this impeachment is based on differences in policies? OOOOOOkay

  13. It’s literally the same story 20 times a day with the same lines

  14. When Joe Biden did this a few years ago, it was alright then? He, at least bragged about it on national TV…

    • Michael Ben Ribuah | November 15, 2019 at 7:22 PM | Reply

      Yeah because the removal of that crooked Ukrainian was in AMERICA’S interest.

    • Yes, because he did so on behalf of the USA and our allies, including Ukraine, not for the personal and political benefit any-one American, especially not the president thereof. The latter being a crime according to our constitution. Big difference.

  15. LMFAO!! Trump Derangement Syndrome is a real thing, folks!

  16. Almost nobody on this anti trump forum has any facts. Per usual it’s just feelings and you freaks that think Adam Schiff is a decent human being make me physically sick

  17. The only thing “Breaking” here at MSNPC is truth, logic, and reason.

  18. Did Ari miss the middle of his upper lip when shaving before the show?

  19. Honest Gas Handmade | November 21, 2019 at 7:05 AM | Reply

    and the left wing nuts continue to live in their own little fantasy world.

  20. MOSELLE WHITEHEAD | November 21, 2019 at 12:58 PM | Reply

    Is nunez married? If so she might be filing for divorce because ummm…..

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