House Democrats Map Out Way To Move Forward On Impeachment | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC


As witness testimonies continue to roll in, House Democrats are mapping out a way to move forward on impeachment. Former Ambassador Michael McFaul, New York Times Correspondent Charlie Savage, and former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner join Stephanie Ruhle and Ali Velshi to break down what we can expect from Congress throughout the week. Aired on 10/29/19.
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72 Comments on "House Democrats Map Out Way To Move Forward On Impeachment | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC"

  1. GOP is turning into a disgrace.

    • Suuuuuure, Peter… 🙄
      *Just like* Jim Comey was indicted.
      *Just like* John Podesta was indicted.
      *Just like* Greg Craig was convicted.
      On the *’other hand’* …
      #45’s *’accrued’ THREE disbarred lawyers, FOUR former employees who are convicted felons, and, at last count, FIVE current ‘administrative members’ with “Contempt Citations” on their resumes.*
      And we won’t even *mention* #45’s *numerous* ‘financial fiascos’… 💸😏💸

    • Scratch the words “turning into,” Mike, and you’ve got a more accurate statement.

    • @Peter Gostelow Trump has to be guilty of a crime to be a removed from office or something that Congress presumes to be a crime that is why they draft articles of impeachment to remove someone from office. I know what the process is. Do you know what treason is? Selling out your country to an adversary? I know treason has nothing to do with shedding light on wrongdoing of a President, especially treasonous actions by a president. It’s people like you who cry treason towards the brave men and women who speak out against the administration that send the country backwards. Watch what you say.

    • Peter Gostelow | October 30, 2019 at 10:56 AM | Reply

      @Mike Litoris
      Try writing your own thoughts for a change. What you wrote is Democrat propoganda.

      The Democrats have been trying to impeach Trump since 2015. After 500 witnesses in the Mueller investigation, no campaign violation was found. Nothing.

      The phone call Trump made shows the whistleblower either got false information and/or lied about it. Either way, the Dems are not impeaching the president for that, but hoping to do so for obstructing them from manufacturing a crime to impeach.

      I’m not speaking out against the government, the House Democrats are. Trump won the 2016 elections despite interference by the DNC and the Mueller investigation conspired by the FBI, CIA, and DOJ. That is treason.

      Do you agree the House of Representatives cannot impeach a president because their candidate lost an election?

  2. Lisa Marie Barker | October 29, 2019 at 5:12 PM | Reply

    Trump doesn’t care who gets hurts as long as he wins!

  3. mike MaCullough | October 29, 2019 at 5:14 PM | Reply

    If Ronald Reagan came back to life and said Trump should be impeached…Republicans would turn on him, too.

  4. Do open hearings mean GOP will have to face the truth?

  5. Trump: He’s a Purple Heart who was injured in Iraq? Oh. I like smart veterans who weren’t injured. Plus, did you hear? He’s an immigrant! He also speaks another language besides English and was working in our government. Does that make him a spy?

    Trump Supporters: OMG. More pearls of wisdom from the Supreme Leader. Did you hear, Trump has never defecated. MAGA. MAGA. MAGA.

  6. Integrity is nothing trump knows about …probably can’t even spell it …he is a complete disgrace…

    • @Peter Gostelow More like.. A Putin puppet when Putin invaded Ukraine and the G8 kicked out Russia and became the G7 and put sanctions on Russia, then the US and other nations promised aid to Ukraine. Then Trump vetoes sanctions on Russia and holds hostage the help from the US to protect Ukraine from Russian attacks. Let’s not forget also when Russia attacked our 2016 election, as you can easily read in bi-partisan and non-partisan reports in which every intelligence community agrees. Then when the US congress put sanctions on Russia, again Trump vetoes.

      I mean there’s also the part where Trump literally left our allies for dead to face ethnic cleansing, only to move our troops to protect oil fields.. a move condemned by both parties as it forever weakens America’s trustworthiness. There’s the parts where he divulges secrets, tactics, and protected material on live TV. Seriously undermining our country’s national security.

      And if I had time and space, I’m sure I could write you a novel of other crimes of betrayal, but if you’re loyal to Trump at this point it’s pretty clear that you are too deep in his cult following to understand logic, reason, or even why he’s being impeached. So perhaps you should hold off on the commentary until, at the very least you’ve read the Mueller report. You can ask a grown up to read it for you if you don’t understand the big words.

    • @M X – *Only* ‘Russian press’ *were allowed* to film #45 and Putin in July…as Putin joked about “…getting rid…” of reporters.
      And #45 *laughed right along* with the former *KGB agent who rules over* Russia.
      *No* other American President *would’ve allowed* such insults to *our country* and *constitutionally-protected* ‘free press’.
      But #45 loves his -banker- -mentor- ‘like-minded leader’.
      *So* embarrassing for America… 😒

    • @M X
      “You can ask a grown up to read it for you if you don’t understand the big words.”
      Great comment ! But it’s no use trying to put any sense in this toad’s head. His neurons are cross-wired.

  7. Trump doesn’t work for the people or the United States government he works for Russia and Putin and anyone who will pay to sell America out let’s not forget the Puppeteer Mike Pence hiding behind his religion but loves being on the dark side with Trump

    • Oved G. : Speaking from 🇬🇧 back in 16 in a hospital bed back then, was delivered a newspaper to read just after Tboy git in, OK, the face I’d never seen before but which scared the bejasus outta me was that of Pence, stop! He’s the real bowl of poison awaiting. Still believe that.

    • Oved G. Yes he does

  8. Turku Youngester | October 29, 2019 at 5:21 PM | Reply

    What they are doing is fight the system that will lead them to jail. That is why DOJ is under-attack . They must be stopped . the constitution is the only thing that is protecting us from these rich blood sucking vampire .

  9. Impeach, remove, convict & exact punishment upon tRump & all his crony’s!

    • Peter Gostelow | October 30, 2019 at 4:44 AM | Reply

      @Grace Munich

      You project much? I’ll take a really wild guess you got the idea from the Democrat’s impeachment accusations. But don’t worry, Barr/Durham are looking into investigating the invesitagors, so we’ll know what you and the Democrats are projecting. Like a coup, maybe?

      As someone once said, if you don’t like free speech and hate America, you’re free to leave, go back to your country, fix it, then come back here and show us how to do it.

    • Grammar-mangling Gostelow sputtered *what* …? 😂

    • Peter Gostelow | October 30, 2019 at 11:34 AM | Reply


      You don’t seem to read the truth very well, do you? Maybe stop watching fake news and think for yourself, you can right? Try and say something about Trump’s Apprentice TV shows that isn’t Party politics. He was the media’s darling then.

  10. Anthony 337 chism | October 29, 2019 at 5:26 PM | Reply

    This Military Man is more Decorated than a Whitehouse Christmas Tree. He is a true Hero!

    • Oh! Please don’t bring up those scary looking White House Christmas trees that Malaria likes to decorate every year…

    • Anthony 337 chism | October 29, 2019 at 7:47 PM | Reply

      @Trevor McKenna-Williams He is so high up military ranks that he is on the phone with the president when the president makes phone calls… there is no way trump and republican leader’s can tarnish and discredit his service to this nation! This man is a true patriot by all means and accounts! On a whole next level of service to this nation, today this man stood up for America and I stand with him!

    • Trevor McKenna-Williams | October 30, 2019 at 5:31 AM | Reply

      @Anthony 337 chism Whilst I absolutely agree with you about his service to the nation can we please get some facts right. He’s not that high up in the military ranks, he’s lieutenant colonel which is on the high end of mid level. He owes his position to his specialism in Russia and the Ukraine and his command of the Russian and Ukrainian languages.

    • Anthony 337 chism | October 30, 2019 at 5:55 AM | Reply

      @Trevor McKenna-Williams awesome thanks for the good info! Thumbs up to ya!

  11. If this administration has done nothing wrong why all the hiding and blocking testimony??????????????

    • Peter Gostelow | October 30, 2019 at 3:27 AM | Reply

      The WH is refusing to co-operate with a group of people who have decided to impeach the president, without a cause, and are using the inqiry to create a crime that will meet their narrative. The inquiry itself is not being conducted, nor endorsed by the House, who are legally the only ones who can impeach. This is basiclly a coup that began in late 2015.

    • Peter Gostelow | October 30, 2019 at 3:36 AM | Reply

      @Audrey Campbell
      You obviously don’t love American values, one of the main ones is: Innocent until proven guilty (in a court of law).

      The default is everyone is innocent. The burden of proof rests with the accuser. If you think Trump is guilty then you have prove, beyond reasonable doubt, through the American Law of evidence, what your are accusing Trump of (not) doing is an offense.

    • And
      – obstruction,
      – refusal to testify,
      – outright lies,
      – bribery,
      – extortion,
      – continuos collusion with Russia,
      – threats,
      – STILL no tax returns,
      – promises of pardons,
      – changing of their stories daily, if not hourly.
      – hiding docs on encrypted servers that they assert would “prove their innocence”, but refuse to disclose,

      “All roads lead to Putin.”
      But yeah, “I did nothing wrong.” – DJT ROTFL

      Trump’s going to prison.

    • Peter Gostelow | October 30, 2019 at 4:23 AM | Reply


      Trump’s going to prison because you made a list of things you hope he did? Seriously, you don’t care about the voting system and your country? Just keep bad mouthing someone because its the politically correct thing to do?

      You know its all fake news don’t you?

      Trump was arguably the most iconic American in the news for decades, probably as well known as the Kardashians. He did real-time TV and hosted pagents. He was a darling of mainstream media. A successful businessman and friend of the people. Wrote several books, which celebrities usually do.

      What do you think changed, Trump, or the media? Can you prove it? I can, its called Fake News and it came from Obama, who wanted Trump’s reputation destroyed by the media. And boy did they convince you! You are a minority, but not alone.

    • @Lapin074 – #45 *didn’t ‘write’* any books. In fact, he *went to court* against one of his ‘ghostwriters’…and trump *lost* ‘bigly’.
      “Sad!” 😂

  12. Patrick Kennedy | October 29, 2019 at 5:37 PM | Reply

    A president is impeachable if he attempts to subvert the Constitution. – James Madison

    • @Peter Gostelow
      “White men who support Trump are the problem to Democrats who commit High Crimes and misdemeanors.”
      Who are these “Democrats who commit High Crimes and misdemeanors” ?
      Unless you come up with a list, STFU. I can already say that you’ll come up with the Clintons. Sorry for you! Whatever they may have done, if any, it certainly would not fall under “High Crimes and misdemeanors”. Conversely, what is being investigated at the moment does fall under “High Crimes and misdemeanors”. Even any of the Three Stooges would have understood this.

    • Trump has stated publicly that he rejects the Constitution.

    • Peter Gostelow | October 30, 2019 at 11:12 AM | Reply


      The DNC planned to remove Trump starting in 2015, before he was even elected. Their twofold strategy was to get the media to lie about him (fake news) and second, the FBi, CIA, DOJ, DNC, Ukraine and several other countries would manufacture false information to have him impeached. Both the Fake News and Mueller investigation failed.

      The Do Nothing Democrats have spent the last 3 years trying to get rid of a president duly elected by the American people.

      That is a High Crime, its called Treason, or Sedition. The overthrow of a government by force. Impeachment without cause is their method of overthrow.

      Trump promised the American people he would drain the swamp, and that happens to include the people trying to impeach him because they’re criminals who sold out America to globalism. And white men who support Trump are helping him remove the Democrat from government.

    • Peter Gostelow | October 30, 2019 at 11:44 AM | Reply

      Sorry, the only people who hate Trump and white men are those who hate America. America elected Trump as its president and the DO Nothing Democrats have been attempting to overturn the result ever since.

      You attack the president and white men as though they are the problem. That’s projecting your own offense. You, and other like minded fasists, are the embaressment to America.

  13. How does a colonel reporting misconduct to a superior amount to Treason? Welcome to Trump world!!!

  14. let those Republicans behave that way shamelessly and openly…when voting time comes around the citizens of our country will remember this outrageous spectacle

  15. I hope every patriot in the Executive Branch marches forth to report the truth.

    • @Peter Gostelow You lie. Schiff, Nadler and Pelosi have not lied about impeachment ever, much less for three years. They have not lied about the traitorous Ukraine phone call. Barr and Durham have revealed nothing but a willingness to pretend to investigate a thoroughly debunked conspiracy theory about the 2016 election. Seek professional help. Good bye.

    • Peter Gostelow | October 30, 2019 at 6:07 AM | Reply

      @ruth depew

      You’re right about Barr and Durham revealing nothing because their investigation is private. Schiff, of course, claimed the Trump campaign asked Russia to rig the 2016 elections. Mueller’s report didn’t show the campaign was involved in Russia’s meddling. The DNC, FBI, CIA, and Ukraine did create the hoax.

      You can label the Ukraine call however you like, but before you can impeach the president you must point show what was the High Crime committed in the call before you can assume the president is guilty.

      There is no Trump crime, if there was one, the Dems would have found it by now and begun impeachment. Remember, only socialists hate the truth, believe in power, and look for a crime to match the accusation. In this case, it is an attempted coup by the Democrat Party. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty (in a court of law).

    • @Peter Gostelow Trump asked for foreign help in his reelection campaign. That is a federal election CRIME. There was quid pro quo which, with the first crime, is a second CRIME of bribery. The US Constitution names bribery as an impeachable offense. The rest is supporting evidence.

    • Peter Gostelow | October 30, 2019 at 11:26 AM | Reply

      @ruth depew
      That is Democrat propaganda. You stated what the whistleblower claimed, which now turns out to be false in light of the call’s transcript.

      And think about this: Trump is winning the 2020 by a landslide, its the Democrats who need Ukraine’s help (again!) to win 2020.

      You are right about the Ukraine quid pro quo and bribery of course, but that was Joe Biden in 2015 when he threatened to withold $1B from Ukraine if they didn’t fire their public prosecutor. And of course Hunter BIden was receiving money through the Burisma company.

  16. Jennifer Slack-Smith | October 29, 2019 at 6:11 PM | Reply

    Another brave person has stepped forward to do his duty. Something trumps WH does not understand.

  17. GOP Nixonian chant:
    If it’s a crime then you can

    As long as Republican

  18. GOP would Slander Jesus Christ to save Trump and Maintain Power 💁

    • Omega742000 absolutely! Didn’t you know that Donald J Trump is the Chosen One? He said so himself. This Jesus person is clearly a Never Trumper and therefore Human Scum.

    • Citadel of winds | October 29, 2019 at 9:09 PM | Reply

      They would slander Jesus, because he was a Jew, and is probably a Never Trumper. And many people have the temerity to call him the Chosen One. Don’t those people understand that TRUMP is the Chosen One?! OK, enough MAGA.

      I bet that in the future there will be a sad little group of old white men who erect (ahem) a Temple of Trump, and meet there in secret to worship Dear Leader and plot the takeover of America so it can be made 100% white again. Never mind that it was never 100% white, thanks to the slave owners who brought in countless kidnapped Africans to work as unpaid labour on their fields.

      America’s original sin is the sin of slavery. And under Trump, his white supremacist backers, and a willing GOP, this has exploded in a blatant attempt at a white supremacist takeover of the government. It’s no coincidence that one of Trump’s core election promises was a wall to keep out those brown people, and one of his early acts in the presidency was the Muslim travel ban. If Jesus tried to enter the country today, robes and beard and all, they would probably assume he’s a Muslim terrorist and either kick him out or arrest him.

  19. I love how we barely see Pelosi but she’s making moves. Like pulling the strings from behind the scene, the HRIC Head Rep In Charge.

  20. Why are they still calling the president of the USA ‘the leader of the free world’??? HE IS NOT CONSIDERED SO BY THE REST OF THE WORLD.

    • In addition to his flagrant dishonesty, narcissism and psychopathy, he is, in fact, THE LEADER OF THE FREE LUNCH.

    • to understand trump, you have to do some research on his “evil dad” Roy Cohn. Everything don the con does is out of Cohn’s playbook.
      be very afraid.

    • Peter Gostelow | October 30, 2019 at 3:04 AM | Reply

      How about this,

      Trump: “Hi Puttin, listen I’m going to send some planes over your airspace, I know you’ll like what I’m going to do, so stand down”

      Trump to Turkey: Says the same

      Trump to Syria: Says the same

      Trump to Iraq: says the Same

      What did these countries do?

      A few hours later ISIS leader and 2nd in command are both dead, their compound destroyed and valuable intel gathered on remaining ISIS activists. No American lives lost.

      You’re right, the rest of the world don’t think Trump is the leader of the free world, but leader of all of it.

    • Not anymore anyway.

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