Dems Dial Up Heat In Impeachment Probe As Trump Stonewalls Text Message Evidence | MSNBC


House Democrats send a subpoena to a key witness in the impeachment inquiry, seeking information and testimony from U.S. ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland. The subpoena comes just hours after the Trump State Department blocked Sondland from testifying before three Democratic committees. Former federal prosecutor John Flannery, former CIA officer David Priess, and former NSC official Katrina Mulligan join The Beat. Aired on 10/8/19.
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Dems Dial Up Heat In Impeachment Probe As Trump Stonewalls Text Message Evidence | MSNBC

79 Comments on "Dems Dial Up Heat In Impeachment Probe As Trump Stonewalls Text Message Evidence | MSNBC"

  1. Christopher Oros | October 8, 2019 at 9:36 PM | Reply

    Trump always says he is “ the most transparent president “…. I’m starting to think he does not know the definition of “transparent” and might think it means something else …

  2. Michael Brown | October 8, 2019 at 9:39 PM | Reply

    Trump is transparent. He does most of his crimes in the open.

    • Benoti Sanchez | October 9, 2019 at 8:57 AM | Reply

      Has the house dems mentioned the first article of impeachment? Or the exact laws/statues that were violated? You don’t get to yell crime just because msnbc says so .,,

    • He’s doing worse in private. Like working a deal with Rudy and 2 con men to profit off an energy company in Ukraine

    • Jun Huang I am not talking to you mind your mind your own business ; and next time speak when you’re spoken to.

    • Roberto Beltran | October 9, 2019 at 12:10 PM | Reply

      Traitor Trump is a disgrace !

  3. carolus smith | October 8, 2019 at 9:46 PM | Reply

    Try, charge and sentence them for their crimes!

    • YES! America must decide, and END this destructive skirmish: Regent, OR Republic? King, OR CONSTITUTION? FRAUD, OR FOUNDING FATHERS? If we are no longer a Republic, just put a crown on Trump, and be DONE WITH IT?

  4. This is worse than the Saturday massacre that Nixon tried.

    • AGREED

    • Pompeo had Hillary front of a committee to testify for 11 h and now that crybaby is whining like yellow belly that republicans are , when they need to do the same .

    • tRumpet troll Killer | October 9, 2019 at 10:13 AM | Reply

      Pete Lind He will be gone soon enough never to be heard from again along with every last republicon and scum bag appointee! I can’t wait for them to all write books! I am running low on toilet paper

  5. Delay, Distract, Defy. House Trump’s motto.

  6. John Edward Jones | October 8, 2019 at 9:57 PM | Reply

    Just heard interview with 3 people, two former Watergate prosecutors including Jill Wine-Banks and a Congresswoman. Take away: This WH is way out of line. Do not understand the constitution and the roll of congress. In a sense Congress is all powerful in Impeachment.
    Any refusal to produce people and documents is obstruction of justice.

    • @Thimble  Who’s going to arrest them and on what authority?

    • @Cliff Hanley The Sargent at Arms for the House has the authority to arrest them and detain them for failure to comply with a subpoena. That is a power granted under the law.

    • @Cliff Hanley IDK, don’t we still have police officers that are sworn to uphold the laws in this country? Probably some of those.

    • @Kelly Harvey exactly and it’s not under that rotten crook Barr either so SaA can totally throw em in the dungeon under the capital building if they will not cooperate.

    • @Thimble Fox  Isn’t this unprecedented territory though? Who has the ultimate authority?

  7. Trump is about to become acquainted with two, heretofore, unfamiliar concepts: The Truth and the Law.

    • Joyce Chisman | October 9, 2019 at 6:28 AM | Reply

      @Cris Moore TRUMP HAS WOVEN
      GET A GRIP ON.

    • Joyce Chisman | October 9, 2019 at 6:40 AM | Reply

      @Lance Walker you are blind to what is going on, And TO the corruption that swirls around you. Quit watching t.v. and START READING….

    • Benoti Sanchez | October 9, 2019 at 8:58 AM | Reply

      Typical that people with no knowledge of the law keep bringing up the law … I dare you to cite one law that has been broken …

    • tRumpet troll Killer | October 9, 2019 at 10:18 AM | Reply

      Benoti Sanchez You broke the law of nature when you married your mother and conceived a beautiful mongoloid! Don’t worry your 9 year old sister still wants you to have at her! All in the trash family!

  8. Trump thinks he’s digging a shelter but he really digging his political grave. Every time he opens his maw he incriminates himself. His two digit IQ and his dementia are becoming apparent. Totally unfit for office.

    • @Jesse you fly that American flag proudly on your profile yet you put this one man’s personal agenda over the national security of the country you love? Look how divided the country is. I hope someday in the future you look back and see how awful and dangerous Trump is. You should be ashamed.

    • tRumpet troll Killer | October 9, 2019 at 10:30 AM | Reply

      Jesse sure Comrade whatever you say! Merry impeachmas and a happy new President to you

    • tRumpet troll Killer | October 9, 2019 at 10:32 AM | Reply

      manchesterblue2007 He can go to Russia if he doesn’t want to pay taxes! He can proudly wear his maggot hat and shitstained I’d rather be Russian T-shirt!

    • manchesterblue2007 she speaks 5 languages that falls under the category , qualification, entitlement , for this type of Genius Visa !
      If Trump is a racist he would have never married Melania …

  9. Lenny Kuklosky | October 8, 2019 at 10:05 PM | Reply


  10. That flippin twerp needs a history lesson. And one in how to be humbled

  11. Congress(The People) has the right to put all these criminals in jail, starting with Trump.

    • stephen glover | October 9, 2019 at 7:30 AM | Reply

      Biden is fine though, give him a free pass, that’s fine. This whole impeachment process has been a sham from the start the fact that Schiff lied in front of congress, (which is an obstruction of justice) which no-one actually denies but then completely controls the interview with Volker behind closed doors and only releases selective text messages. No release of the transcript, no transparency from Schiff. So why should Trump trust this very bias process and have you interview Sondland in the same manner. There is no stonewalling, they just want a fair process, it’s actually in Trump’s interest to have Sondland interviewed, but it needs to be out in the open so the American people can see what the truth is, facts not narrative. If the Dems are so confident then they would have voted by now, they know they haven’t got anything and Trump saying what he did on the south lawn, doesn’t actually mean anything, it’s just off the cuff, what you’re going to impeach him off that lol. The Dems don’t have anything….AGAIN… Pelosi is under huge pressure and Schiff is joke, a fact witness that’s actually prosecuting, incredible. The Dems don’t have the stones to impeach

    • @stephen glover Another fake brain just like the Criminal in the White House.

  12. Ramiro Chavera | October 8, 2019 at 10:12 PM | Reply

    The United States Constitution must be defended at all costs, including detaining and arresting for contempt of Congressional authority

  13. Listen to the Irishman he’s dropping nuggets of knowledge

  14. Conspiracy to obstruct justice ! Be done with it ! Everyone that doesn’t respect the subpoena gets a conspiracy charge ! There’s the evidence !

  15. HodgePodge Doodles | October 8, 2019 at 10:19 PM | Reply

    Republicans don’t care about the Constitution. Never have. It’s just a paper wall they call on when convenient.

    • HodgePodge Doodles So who are you working for Russia or China mabe the Middle East ?

    • Led by the RumpUS and big money….only reasons GOP is failing us. 🇺🇸

    • Nathan Cabrales | October 9, 2019 at 3:34 AM | Reply

      Up Your’s there only one person who loves Russia, Saudi Arabia and China the most. He told you as much on tv already.

    • HodgePodge Doodles | October 9, 2019 at 12:31 PM | Reply

      @Up Your’s The Middle East 😀 ? You know that is a large place that could mean I work for countries ranging from Israel to Iran. Muppet.

  16. A guy paid a million dollars to trump and was then appointed an ambassador to the EU. Now trump won’t let him testify. Oh ya that seems totally innocent.

  17. Andreas Venizelou | October 8, 2019 at 10:36 PM | Reply

    This is unbelievable, the I really don’t understand why Democrats aren’t taking action to lock people up for obstruction of justice.

  18. What exactly is ambassador Sonlands expertise that allows him to have his position? Oh, that’s right, he gave a million clams to tRump.

    • Dorientje Woller | October 9, 2019 at 2:37 AM | Reply

      I wonder why, as his office is in the EU Parliament building hasn’t been raided yet by the European authorities. Conducting at least possible illegal activities while in his position as ambassador to the EU shouldn’t be taken lightly by them.

    • @Dorientje Woller Because EU is legally prohibited to do so. Sondland has diplomatic immunity in EU.

    • Dorientje Woller | October 9, 2019 at 4:47 AM | Reply

      @RhondaH Diplomatic immunity can be stripped. Never forget that an ambassador has to be accepted/rectified as one by the country where he is assigned to. Never forget that we are entitled to shut down embassies if we are aware or suspect that illegal activities have taken place.

  19. If you even think about to re-elect this crazy dude, you must be out of your mind.

  20. Nothing says innocence like blocking all testimony and refusing to give up evidence!

    • Benoti Sanchez | October 9, 2019 at 11:46 AM | Reply

      @Marcus Clark what nonsense are you spouting? A grand jury requires a super majority vote to indict. One person in a grand jury cannot just wake up and indict you: that’s how their process works: and every person has the same treatment. Similarly Congress only opens an impeachment inquiry via a majority vote: it has happened in the previous three impeachments. And it should happen now. That’s due process.

    • Awesom2beme lonestar | October 9, 2019 at 11:54 AM | Reply

      @Benoti Sanchez everything your saying makes no sense. Your talking a bunch of garbage, doo doo, your talking.

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