Look for Trump to bully impeachment witnesses | Anderson Cooper

 

As the public impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump ramp up, so do Trump's attacks on witnesses, labeling some witnesses "never Trumpers" and threatening to remove them from White House positions, sources say. CNN's Anderson Cooper reports.

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  1. Removing a duly elected president from office through impeachment is not a coup, and it’s certainly not a crime. It is the only legal and Constitution way to remove a president from office.

    On Aug. 7, 1974, Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., House Minority Leader John Rhodes, R-Ariz., and Senate Minority Leader Hugh Scott, R-Pa., made it clear to Nixon that he faced all-but-certain impeachment, conviction, and removal from office in connection with the Watergate scandal.

    Nixon announced his resignation the next day, effective at noon on Aug 9, 1974.

    In his 2006 book “Conservatives Without Conscience,” former Nixon White House Counsel John Dean wrote that the Capitol Hill trio “traveled to the White House to tell Nixon it was time to resign.”

    In his 1988 autobiography, Goldwater wrote that after hearing their grim assessment, Nixon “knew beyond any doubt that one way or another his presidency was finished.”

    The Founding Fathers understanding of bribery was derived from English law, under which bribery was understood as an officeholder’s abuse of the power of an office to obtain a private benefit rather than for the public interest. This definition not only encompasses Trump’s conduct—it practically defines it.

    The Founders placed articles of impeachment in the Constitution for the purpose of protecting our democracy. A democracy that Trump clearly has no respect for, and is trying to tear apart.

    Article II, Section 4, says the president “shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

    • @Rappin Ron a coup is when Moscow Mitch and Don the con and Greg Abbott appoint judges and attorneys on PARTY lines the same way that Hitler and the Nazis appointed Nazis to be judges and attorneys on PARTY lines. The KKK and the Confederates in America are the same as the Nazis in Germany and the Republican PARTY has adopted the same PRINCIPLES and racist BELIEFS and prejudiced ideologies as the aforementioned RADICALIZED white supremacist, white nationalist, Christian Terrorist cult groups.

    • @Kyle Holland Now mention the direct link between KKK and Democrats. You should be honest.

    • Chandler Hefley | November 21, 2019 at 11:57 AM | Reply

      “It is the only legal and constitutional way to remove a president from office” 🤔🤐🥴🤣💀 I’m actually glad the left thinks like this, we dont need em at the voting booths come election day! I hope they continue this witch hunt, its seemed to have discombobulated the whole dem party 👍

    • @Rappin Ron the direct link between the KKK and the Confederates and the Nazis and the Republican PARTY is white supremacist white nationalist Christian Terrorist beliefs and the favorite lie of BRAINWASHED Republicons is that the democrat party “started” the KKK however everytime I ask a BRAINWASHED republicon to show me the founding documents of the KKK which include the mention of the democrat party the republicon fails to show me those documents because those documents DO NOT EXIST. You see, liars love to tell lies without any proof to back up their lies and liars always believe other LIARS which is why Don the con has such a huge following because LIARS love following a fellow LIAR.

    • @Kyle Holland By liars you mean people that accuse white Christians of being Nazis.

  2. So now after intimidating witnesses, Trump wants to fire them. This man is pathologically incapable of NOT abusing his power. Oh well, let’s add another case of abuse of power to the articles of impeachment.

    • Colin Cleveland | November 20, 2019 at 2:50 PM | Reply

      @Nancy Stokvis True, Shep Smith Cris Wallace Neil Cavuto are fact based journalists.
      Funny how Trump had Shep squeezed out, and regularly criticises the other two, while fawning like a girl over Cucker Turdson.
      Edit, just checked, anonymous troll

    • @Colin Cleveland oh look another person who assumes things, you people sure are Foolish.
      But hey buddy the only person making an IDIOT of themselves is you, so keep up the Good Work Mate ✌️
      As for your assumption I am a boy, it’s nice for you to look at me as being Young 😁 but being over 50 I am probably older than you child.

    • Look how freaky and creepy Anderson Cooper is.

    • el bee wait but who won the election

  3. His reign of fear is dying. People will continue to stand up to him. There is power in numbers. This is the time all of America needs to stand together to oust this traitor.

    • @leslie easton I’LL BET $10,K THAT THE ACTIVE PORTION OF YOUR BRAIN IS NO BIGGER THAN A MILLENNIAL, GREEN PEA! AND, I’LL BET YOU ARE A BELIEVER IN FREE STUFF FROM THE GOVERNMENT!

    • @Scott Sperico You mean like Trumplethinskin’s socialist, farmer bailout payments which have now cost more than President Obama’s auto industry bailout. Yet another failure of governance from Individual-1. His overall record…no healthcare plan, no infrastructure plan, no climate plan, no wall, no trade deals, ballooning debt and deficits, lackluster GDP growth of 1.9%, (what happened to 5-6%), growing nuclear ambitions by N. Korea and Iran, resurgence of ISIS, waning American leadership globally, abandoning allies while appeasing Putin, gutting environmental regulations, including the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, manufacturing sector is in recession, falling job numbers. Trumplethinskin has signed virtually no positive legislation in his 3 years in office. He governs by Executive Orders, a major complaint he had about President Obama. He is under investigations for 10 counts of obstruction of justice from the Mueller Report, obstruction of Congress, emoluments clause violations by the bucket full, insurance fraud, bank fraud, tax evasion, money laundering. His “Foundation” was shuttered for self dealing and election finance crimes. The President of the United States of America is barred from sitting on the board of directors of any non-profit organization. Trumplethinskin is a national disaster. It will take years to clean up the mess he leaves behind.

    • @leslie easton AS I MAY HAVE MENTIONED, IA M A LIBERTARIAN AND DO NOT TRUST THE DEMS. NOR, REPS.. I KNOW THAT THINGS NEED TO BE ADDRESSED FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. I FELL INTO BELIEVING THAT “END OF THE WORLD” CRAP FOR ABOUT 10 YEARS. ALSO, I KNOW THAT YOUR NEWS SOURCES REPORTED A FAKE MISSILE ATTACK A DAY AFTER OUR REMOVAL FROM SYRIA WHICH, WAS PROVEN TO BE AN OLD VIDEO FROM A MILITARY TEST SIGHT HERE IN OHIO AND, THEY DID NOT REPORT THAT WHAT TRUMP DID IN SYRIA WORKED OUT PERFECTLY.
      CLEARLY, YOU ARE A VICTIM OF THE GLOBALIST’S FAKE NEWS AND THEIR DUMBING-DOWN OF THE ENTIRE EDUCATION SYSTEM, (AS WELL AS TDS)! TRUMP IS UNDOING THE PAST 30 YEARS OF THE DISMANTLING OF OUR MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY, ENERGY INDUSTRY, ECONOMY, ETC.. REPLACING NEVER ENDING MILITARY WARS WITH TRADE WARS. THERE ARE OVER I MILLION HIGH TECH. JOBS UNFILLED BECAUSE, THE VAST MAJORITY OF MILLENNIALS ARE SO-O-O-O… DUMBED-DOWN. THEY DO NOT HAVE THE SKILLS NOR, THE DESIRE TO LEARN NOR, TO WORK AT A GOOD SELF RESPECTING JOB. I GUESS YOU HAVE NOT NOTICED THAT THE TRUMP ALLIANCE IS SETTING UP THE FEDERAL RESERVE (AS WELL AS THE ENTIRE GLOBAL CENTRAL BANK SYSTEM), TO BE ENDED AND, THEIR FIAT CURRENCY, TO BE REPLACED BY SOUND MONEY BACKED BY GOLD! THERE BY MAKING THE CRIMINAL BANKING CABAL EAT OUR $23+ TRILLION DEFICIT.
      I CAN GO ON AND ON ABOUT THE INCREDIBLE THINGS THAT YOU WILL NEVER HEAR ABOUT (THROUGH YOUR “NEWS”(?) SOURCES) WHICH, HAVE ALREADY BEEN DONE AND, THAT WILL BE DONE BY THE TRUMP ALLIANCE. IF YOU CAN CONSIDER THAT YOU MAY POSSIBLY BE LIVING IN “THE MATRIX,” THE BEST RED PILLS THAT I KNOW OF ARE THE FOLLOWING YouTubers: > X22 Report > SGT Report > The Larry Elder Show > Black Conservative Patriot > Qanon.pub
      GOOD LUCK WAKING UP TO REALITY.
      MOST SINCERELY!

    • @Scott Sperico Trumplethinskin loves the poorly educated. You fit right in. Retune your tinfoil hat, sip your Kool-Aid slowly and await further instructions from whomever it is that talks through your toothbrush. Go away now. Far away, Forever. Cuckoo for Cocoa Pops.

    • @leslie easton HOPELESSLY BRAINWASHED MORONS LIKE YOU ARE A BIGGER THREAT TO OUR REPUBLIC THAN CHINA, N. KOREA, AND RUSSIA, COMBINED. I HOPE THE DAY IS COMING WHERE ENEMIES LIKE YOU ARE EXILED TO A COMMUNIST COUNTRY, OR EXECUTED.

  4. Victor chavarria | November 19, 2019 at 1:15 AM | Reply

    Mike Pompeo is a coward!!
    The snowflake weasels out of every serious question put to him.

    • Do snowflake weasels hibernate?

    • Jonathan Still | November 20, 2019 at 3:26 AM | Reply

      @jones – Hey Bud, how’s jonsen’ ? hahaha Me , Fear and Loathin’ was a favorite laugh rag, kinda lived it too starting back in Monterey 1967 and The Pop Festival . Been there done that but much like you , getting older .nDo you happen to like the Stone Poneys with Kinda Rondstat ” S/T ” A sweet classic……her and Fred Neil old faves, Bud ! …….among lotsa others…..music man, that’sa my thing . Usesta play harp myself . Say, thanks a bunch……Jones Brother ( also the ” S/T ” Doobie Bros. First album Sweet ! ), that was some very tasty slide playin’ ‘ there Boss.! ! ! Yes, indeed ! Yes, l yam Experienced , perhaps a bit too much- that and the cactus or da Tequila worm Uno. The sweet slow blues tune is /was very welcome too thanks you tasty ! ( 2 ) Taj Mahal’ s ” Natch’ l Blues ” 2nd album. Only the classy classics and modernity ? Afrofunk Jazz stuff,such as The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble “, Scone Cash Players ” The Mind Blower ” more . Say, want to also ok thank you, you make me feel less lonely even with bein’ in the lovin’ arms of Jesus. Say, Son, you gotta a real nice touch with that there git tar Loved it ! again, my friend Jonathan Namaste Brother ( Me : The Music Old Man )

    • Jonathan Still | November 20, 2019 at 4:21 AM | Reply

      @jones Another spiritual thumbs up ,it won’t respond to any of my fingers even extending the middle one, hahahaha…..rather a waste a time, mostly l suppose .Mary McCaslin? ….oh yeah and whatta babe as Linda useta was . Met the singer for Three Dog Night at a partee in the Hollywood Hills ……Chuck was quite a nice guy and great to talk to too, lived there as a run away for a year or so……I think , Put it Up on Da Turning Table and See But Not Fer Me I already know- most beautiful song they ever did……” Pieces of April ” ! Glad to have your company, by the way ! Linda was quite a man- Slayer back then l understand …..l always had a thing for Maria Muldaur….

    • @Troy Stocker
      No worries, Dolt 45’s puppet master Putin is restarting the gulags for all trumpazees that like a dictatorship more than our Democracy.
      BON VOYAGE M*THERF*CKER

    • @jones awe how racist to refer to Black Trump supporters as orangatangs. Awe poor, twisted racist, dem0nkkrat, ped0 reprobate.

  5. Life long bully, life long con man, life long liar.
    President Troll needs to go!

  6. I had a perfect call with my boss, he fired me but it was perfect.

    • Logical Conservative | November 19, 2019 at 1:22 PM | Reply

      @FirstIsa I’ve watched every bit of it, actually. I study this stuff. Sorry, but apparently you haven’t watched any of it, because the two witnesses today, about an hour ago, testified that the transcript is “accurate, and substantive,” as well as Volker, and also the Ukrainians. Any other lies I can correct for you?

    • @Logical Conservative
      How does trump admiting he asked Ukrainian president to investigate his American opponent for the 2020 election “exonerate” him?

    • Logical Conservative | November 20, 2019 at 10:08 AM | Reply

      @RJCHOICE He didn’t. He asked Ukraine to investigate corruption. Biden was just discovered to be involved.
      The US investigation into Ukraine began on Nov 2018.
      Ukraine General Prosecutor’s office agreed to re-open the case into Burisma and Biden on March 28, 2019.
      Quid Pro Joe didn’t announce he was running for President until April 25, 2019.

      There is no sane world where you’re going to convince a rational person that all *ongoing* investigations must immediately halt because the suspect is running for some office. That’s hog wash, and you know it.

      Didn’t the previous administration ask the UK, Australia, and Ukraine to investigate Trump when he was running for election? WHy yes. Yes they did, and the difference was Trump was already running, and they had no evidence.

    • @Logical Conservative You’ve read the transcript? really where because it sure as hell isn’t online.
      The so called “transcript” released by the WH says at the very top before even listing the time and place “Memorandum of Telephone conversation” and features this lovely note:

      “CAUTION: A Memorandum of a Telephone Conversation (TELCON) is not a verbatim transcript of a
      discussion. The text in this document records the notes and recollections of Situation Room Duty

      Officers and NSC policy staff assigned to listen and memorialize the conversation in written form
      as the conversation takes place. A number of factors can affect the accuracy of the record, including poor telecommunications connections and variations in accent and/or interpretation.

      The word “inaudible” is used to indicate portions of a conversation that the notetaker was unable
      to hear.

      An interpreter facilitated this conversation.

      Differences in interpretation may result in subtle differences in the exact meaning of phrases.”

      I’m half expecting with the amount of damage that the transcript did to Ukraine’s ties with the EU for Zelenskiy to release his own version at some point

    • Logical Conservative | November 22, 2019 at 10:21 AM | Reply

      @FirstIsa Yep. It’s a word for word Transcript. Every one of the witnesses who testified had no problems with it, including calling it “accurate and substantive.”
      The Ukrainians also said it was accurate.
      Even your whistleblower says, in his own words, that it is “word-for-word”:
      _”…all records of the phone call, especially the official _*_word for word transcript of the call that was produced,_*_ as is customary, by the White House Situation Room.”_
      Whistleblower Report. Page 2, section II.
      It says “not a verbatim transcript” because it was translated from Ukrainian, dum dum.
      So yes. We’ve all read the transcript. You’ll have to find a new argument.

  7. 1000 Subs With No Videos Challenge | November 19, 2019 at 1:30 AM | Reply

    Sometimes i feel that i am living in an alternate reality when all this is going on smh

  8. This is some crazy $h¡T going on !!! Trump is one crazy Mofo !!!!!

    • @Connor Lange the Cesspool lives with in Connor Lange !!!! Beware Connor worships the devil !!!! And Trump is a Orange Bastard !!!

    • @Connor Lange Connor’s mother told me he was born with horns !!!!! Beware Connor worships the devil and is a Republican !!!!!

    • @Connor Lange Connor said he got T-Bag by Trump !!! This was his 2nd greatest day … First was when he sleep with a Republican devil !!!! Jim Jordan !!!

    • @Connor Lange Connor has goat legs !!!! Beware Connor worships the devil !!!!

    • @Connor Lange Connor said he using a dildo that looks like Trump !!! This sicko needs to be baptized Beware Connor said he worships the devil !!!

  9. just adding charges, let him tweet away.

  10. pompeo is a tool.

  11. The orange Mr. Despicable, the current poster child of the GoP. Guys must be so proud ^-^

  12. Isn’t enough to see,even for Republicans, that he’s unfit? 🤔🙃 NOPE!🤪

    • Bob Weber Your grammar and typing ability is very entertaining. And by entertaining I mean laughable and embarrassing. You’re too old to be attempting political roasts bud.

    • @TheSteelerDad Republican is the new swear word. And only a Republican would criticize a fucking joke! Republicans the new N.A.Z.I.s!

  13. I love that 45 clearly yells at the phone like some tech ignorant grandpa.

  14. The prez did not “lash out” at Marie Yavanovich, he slandered and defamed her character. Slander and defamation are crimes.

  15. Pompeo went to West Point—where they try to instill the importance of honor and courage.
    Looks like all he learned was how to salute.

    • Can you back up your statement? Or are you merely taking it on faith that he can execute a proper salute? I hope you have done your research before making such a bold and unlikely claim . . . .

  16. Why not just put the Donald in jail and stop this damn circus.

  17. It was perfect for him perfect in his bullying the Ukrainian government like the big Mobster he is.

  18. Let’s talk about UK Sudafed and.Trump’s likely anxiety attack on Saturday.

  19. Françoise Dupré | November 20, 2019 at 7:38 AM | Reply

    Being called a “never trumper” is a compliment, surely?

    • @Rene Renee haha, good advice for Trump. All he does is spew hate on anyone that he disagrees with. He’s the only President that makes fun of disabled people and veterans. And makes nicknames for people who disagrees with him.

    • Françoise Dupré | November 21, 2019 at 11:16 AM | Reply

      @B T Trumpsters like Rene just get it back to front.

    • @Françoise Dupré You know as a Trump hater, that you are on the losing end! I always go with the winners!

    • Françoise Dupré | November 21, 2019 at 3:34 PM | Reply

      @Rene Renee Ha Ha, tRump is a winner, sure. Hey, you carry on loving a debauched unpatriotic liar, as you do, nothing to admire about him or his sidekick Stephen Miller, now that is hate personified.

  20. 45 is correct (for the first time) that “it was a perfect call” for impeachment that is!

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