Steve Schmidt: Trump’s Actions On Ukraine A ‘Profound Abuse Of Power’ | The 11th Hour | MSNBC


Fmr. Republican strategist Steve Schmidt reacts to the news Democrats have advanced the impeachment inquiry on the Hill and how Trump has reacted to claims he abused his office. Aired on 10/31/19.
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Steve Schmidt: Trump's Actions On Ukraine A 'Profound Abuse Of Power' | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

58 Comments on "Steve Schmidt: Trump’s Actions On Ukraine A ‘Profound Abuse Of Power’ | The 11th Hour | MSNBC"

  1. Scalise, Jordan, Collins are all trash, but as horrible as Amash’s politics may be, at least the guy has enough integrity to place country above party.

    • 3LD : I thought that about Bolton, until I discovered he’s trying to hold out for the sake of Book Sales . . . If Trump is still POTUS after the Impeachment, “elections,” will be pointless, as they will be blatantly RIGGED, by a vengeful Trump, with NOTHING to lose. Republic, OR Trump? By 2020, there WON’T be both

    • Amash is the only Republicans to date that has put Country over Party. Every single, stinking, other Republican in Congress, has betrayed America and puts Party over Country.

    • I don’t get it how someone like jordon or the other trash Colins are in Congress

    • @joe mazamutto
      Just look at the education test scores for their states.
      It’s really that simple.

      Devos is successfully plunging the rest of the nation as we speak.

      Extending the borders of stupidity.
      The new gerrymandering.

  2. Jim Jordan is still waiting for a blood donor I see.

    • Crimeans don’t want Putin in charge of them , they declared independence from Russia a quarter century ago, Putin would love to have his buffer states back from what he believes is an encroaching nato/EU who might tempt even his economically weak Russia to join this destroying his oligarchy, and your broken English is almost as broken as spirit, cheer up

    • Jakob Peter Raahauge | November 1, 2019 at 9:43 AM | Reply

      @John Thomas not sure – that often gives some interesting facial features. He is so gray – I think his stressed and that he might be somewhat overmedicated. Perhaps he smokes (cigarettes) 🎃😙

    • karin backstrom | November 1, 2019 at 9:57 AM | Reply

      @axiom1 Obama did not start any war. You are deeply ignorant. Probably because you watch fascist far right wing media. You need to learn to check facts. Don’t let scornful, fascist TV clowns like Hannity, Tucker Carlson and others well paid liars brainwash you. You are supporting an enemy of America. Donald said he believes Putin before America´s democratic intelligence agencies and the lunatic also says the constitution is a phony. That should make you very worried for America´s freedom and democracy. Stop believing liars and don´t be one yourself, because you are.

    • Christine Wright | November 1, 2019 at 10:40 AM | Reply

      Jimmy is a toddler and an obnoxious one at that

    • Peaches Williams | November 1, 2019 at 11:24 AM | Reply


  3. Once again Steve Schmidt nails it.

    • Julie Ann Scovern | November 1, 2019 at 9:23 AM | Reply

      Love this guy very smart !!!

    • No, he’s a bald headed loser. Nothing gonna happen to Teflon Don. Impeachment only makes Trump hard.

    • @Ash Roskell I can’t agree to being a conservative, myself, but I agree wholeheartedly with your right to be one, your analysis of the results of this impeachment process on 2020, and Steve Schmidt’s impassioned plea in this segment. This is not about either party. This is about the Republic, itself

    • That was a bunch of rubbish.

    • abundantYOUniverse | November 1, 2019 at 11:52 AM | Reply


  4. And the GOP are all in on it.
    Not one defense of Trump and his conduct has been made by their side. None.
    They’re all crooks to the core.

    • I can’t amagine why they are so scared. He can’t possibly have any hold over them. They know the truth about him. Maybe he’s gotten in their closets and he’s black mailing each and every one of them.

    • Marc Emson : It’s come down to the Republic OR Trump. Elections will NOT save America, if Trump is still there to rig them, with nothing left to lose. This Impeachment HAS TO REMOVE TRUMP ✌️👍

    • As you point out, Republicans have failed, they have betrayed America. They no longer represent America or stand with us. They stand against us.

    • @Nancy Fahey You don’t need blackmail when you have Russian goons on your payroll.

    • Bill Christian | November 1, 2019 at 12:33 PM | Reply

      Marc Emson, it is easy to understand the GOP is after their reelections to Congress. They all realize that Trump is not a Republican, who believes in Republican values or the party policies. They can not defend his actions against the US Constitution and federal election laws and abuse of power and obstruction of justice that the GOP can not touch.

  5. Our founding fathers left England largely to escape the tyranny that comes with living under a King. 250 years later Republicans think it would be great to live under the rule of Mad King Donald. I never thought the Monarchy vs. Constitutional Republic (Democracy) debate would ever be relitigated. Crazy!

    • Well hear we are him in a second term,will demonstate our republic is a sham and scam.

    • 3LD But even the British monarch doesn’t have the kind of power, and so is unable to abuse it in the way that Trump appears to think he can.

      S British Prume Minister would have been thrown out of office the very *second* that this became public.

      What we’re seeing is astonishing, from the perspective of this Brit – and our politics is an absolute mess at the moment.

    • carson kowalewski | November 1, 2019 at 10:02 AM | Reply

      Thankyou for finally revealing true history facts, it seems history has a habit to repeat its self hopefully not no, we the people need to unite and say enough is enough no more. removing this potus is imperative but who will take over,?

    • The first American’s left Europe because they wanted to practice alternative forms of Christianity. The worst tyranny was the denial of freedom of speechreligion.
      America is the birthplace of many alternative forms a Christianity.
      The apocalyptic evangelical Christians of America are Trump’s loyal base. They are extreme religious fanatics who believe Jesus is coming back any day.
      The religious right in America are responsible for Trump, and it can be traced back to the founding of America.

  6. Keith Pieterse | November 1, 2019 at 3:26 AM | Reply

    “…Trump’s Actions On Ukraine A ‘Profound Abuse Of Power’…” : Hear! Hear! Now Hang the villain High!

    • Beastt17. trump has never been above the law, he’s just always bought his way out of it…

    • Albert Rodgers | November 1, 2019 at 10:12 AM | Reply

      There is no abuse of power. We have a written agreement with Ukraine to exchange information on corruption. So what Biden did is O.K. but Trump exposing it is not.

    • Trump is responsible for making more DemoRats work since welfare was enacted to get the poor Democrats to vote demoRat

    • Darrell French | November 1, 2019 at 11:32 AM | Reply

      @Mr Smith yeah for slave wages cry cry cry whine whine whine you have got to be the dumbest trumpanzee I ever heard Trump’s the greatest thing since sliced bread right??? WTF

    • Bill Christian | November 1, 2019 at 11:50 AM | Reply

      @Merrilou Neigenfind He is right of course. Trump has also just held up approved aid to Lebanon without offering any explanation. His shenanigans has not revealed the meaning of his actions as the government in Lebanon is collapsing as you read this, and another US partner in the middle east is sacrificed. Merrilou, remember your own words, since our President does not know right from wrong , the nation will depend on you for direction even more than before…..

  7. Keith Pieterse | November 1, 2019 at 3:26 AM | Reply

    “…Trump’s Actions On Ukraine A ‘Profound Abuse Of Power’…” : Hear! Hear! Now Hang the villain High!

  8. Wassily Kandinsky | November 1, 2019 at 3:34 AM | Reply

    Steve Schmidt spot on as always.

  9. Supposed to be intellectual adult. Like babies throwing tantrums.

  10. President Trrrrrrrr
    ANY politician that provides protection to a CORRUPT president doesn’t deserve the PRIVILEGE of holding office.

  11. Calvin Bottoms | November 1, 2019 at 4:11 AM | Reply

    How many allies have to die?
    How many families seperated forever? How many times does Trump have to put America last?

    • Don’t worry he is working on food boxes people with Snap beniefits. I get a full snap card my job pays a few dollars more. IF I did not live on the family farm,I would be in a big city were 1.5 paychecks go to the land lord. I drive 10 miles to and from work.

    • Christine Wright | November 1, 2019 at 10:43 AM | Reply

      I hear you and I cry with all decent Americans who care about others and care that innocents are dying because of this evil hate-filled dictator who is bent on destruction.

  12. When the rules you made come back to bite you in the rear. Well done Republicans, your hypocrisy knows no bounds.

  13. No one is above the law…that includes orange Russian Assets and Moscow Mitch as well as Barr.

  14. What Steve Schmit said is exactly why the Republican party is dead.

  15. The only “Soviet-Style”-conduct I see has been and is coming from the Oval Office. Republicans are pushing hard vor tyranny, dictatorship and fascism.

  16. Loan TRAN-THANH | November 1, 2019 at 9:07 AM | Reply

    There are only 2 parties now: Trumpism and Democrats. GOP has vanished before our eyes, in a matter of 3 years.

  17. Michael Billington | November 1, 2019 at 9:07 AM | Reply

    “Don’t run a sham process…” Scalise says… after eight years of sham hearings on Benghazi, Clinton’s emails, etc. the Republicans have a lot of nerve accusing anyone of “sham hearings…”

  18. I love Steve Schmidt! He’s a straight shooter and has guts to say whatever is on his mind!

  19. Republicans have just become elected liars.


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