Trump Trial: See Four Of Mitch McConnell’s Own Senate Veterans Fact-Check Him On Convicting POTUS

 

As the first week of Pres. Trump’s Senate trial wraps up, four Democratic senators who served during the Bill Clinton trial for an exclusive joint interview with MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber. All four say that abuse of power is an impeachable offense and a separate felony is not required for impeachment – fact-checking recent claims by Pres. Trump’s allies – while they differed on aspects of the Democratic House Managers’ arguments on obstruction of Congress. The four former Senators are Russ Feingold, Robert Torricelli, John Breaux and Byron Dorgan, who added that any President “has a responsibility to respond to the Congress, to provide those documents and those witnesses” requested in the Ukraine and impeachment investigations. Aired on 01/24/20.
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Trump Trial: See Four Of Mitch McConnell’s Own Senate Veterans Fact-Check Him On Convicting POTUS

81 Comments on "Trump Trial: See Four Of Mitch McConnell’s Own Senate Veterans Fact-Check Him On Convicting POTUS"

  1. No , Trump is Impeached , this is a trial to remove him for abuse of power , period . We need to keep it real He is Impeached

  2. Radwulf Eboraci | January 24, 2020 at 3:25 PM | Reply

    Extortion, Conspiracy, and Obstruction. If he gets out of this and gets re-elected all of this discussion will be moot … because there will be no further elections under King Donald I.

  3. Lorrie Hammond | January 24, 2020 at 3:29 PM | Reply

    That was taxpayers money, our money, that he was playing with. We have every right to know the truth of the matter.

    • Thomas Armsworthy Jr | January 24, 2020 at 5:18 PM | Reply

      Dear dumb liberal you know what’s pathetic? The democratic managers that are prosecuting our beloved President Trump can’t even keep a audience in the senate..they know this impeachment is a sham talk about waste of tax payers money

    • He’s always played with everyone else’s money, never his own. We should know about everything before he signs for it. Our whole system, functions and elected officials needs upgrading. I say let’s do what Ukraine did and re-elect 80% of political leaders. No more then six years in seats and only hold one official title. Then go to work as a civil servant and get payed like average Americans. This crap that we pay for everything from there lodging, meals, transportation while Americans live paycheck to check has to end. They don’t listen to us anyway.

    • Thomas Armsworthy Jr grow up and know your history, what America is and stands for. We have enough ignorance coming from the orange clown.

    • Lorrie Hammond for trump 🇺🇸2020🇺🇸

  4. Republicans are bored? That’s not unusual, children often get bored at grown up functions.

    • @PluckySmurf Mr.Smurf, I am but a humble man!

    • @facts not feelings send it You sound like you’re a hoot at parties. Why are you here? Something to do between work and bed? Why in the world would you actively interact in a comments section of a progressive news site when you don’t share their views? Masochist? Argumentative bitter nature? Just gotta be right?

    • @Wallace Mulls I’m not accusing you of greatness.

    • @Raymond Tucker Jr you havent read between thi lines. HB-1111 describes re education camps .So tell me how re education camps dont sound like communism ?
      Your either a moron or just plain ignorant .And if you read the bill you would know that the U.N.will come in and take guns away from law abiding americans . Then how do we defend our selves from foreign and domestic criminals .
      If you think that is some kind of utopia world that the UN is going to accomplish, you are truly lost .
      First thing you nreed to do is really read the whole bill and please try to understand what is going on .
      You really havent a clue !

  5. They are all former senators so it doesn’t matter, get 4 current Republican senators to ask for witnesses to approve evidence.

  6. Trump making corruption great again

  7. It’s a moot discussion, the republicans are traitors…it’s that simple…

    • @Arthur Radtke…I encourage you to do some research on Executive Privilege and Constitutional ‘Separation of Power’.
      The Dem’s ridiculous “Obstruction of Congress” charge ignores both principles.
      Moreover, they needed to have the SCOTUS rule on subpeonas and documents at the House level to make their case. As McConnell has said repeatedly, it isn’t he job of the Senate to rule on Executive Privilege.
      And remember…the SCOTUS was involved in ALL past impeachments. This is the biggest mistake the Dems made in their partisan circus (among many).
      In other words…the Dem’s case is doomed to fail on all counts.
      And you’d best brace yourself for 5 more years of prosperity. Trump’s looking stronger than ever for a second term.

    • Gutless republicons are going to flake and let the voters decide in November. It is up to all honest republicans to put trump and his cronies out of office.

  8. 🤯 ! REMOVE TRUMP AND HIS GOONS !

  9. Jonathan Chartrand | January 24, 2020 at 3:50 PM | Reply

    For anyone to say that the most important trial of this century is boring, shows how unconnected they are with the importance of their own country. Fox News is a bad joke, and so are the Senators who find the trial proceedings boring just because they are forced into a decision of acquittal and they have to hear all the prosecuting details. Disgusting

    • A cult is a very valuable thing to those who would start one. There’s a swath of Americans who don’t know the weather outside because fox news is telling them to stay indoors and watch close at the fox window. They are in a simulation wirhout the details of the behaviour and ethics of their champions. It’s subversive behaviour on the part of fox news to agree to push a false narrative for the benefit of power hungry thugs. News should not have a narrative. It’s news. Outrage and bitterness are hella drugs. And bullies feel empowerment in numbers. The republican party is about to fail a test with the American people who don’t watch fox news.

    • Timages Phx for Trump 🇺🇸2020🇺🇸

    • There is a trail ? 😂😂 i feel so sorry for you people

    • I was taught that boredom indicates a lack of intelligence.

  10. Alan Dershowitz’s Old Comments About Impeachment Come Back To Haunt Him [HuffPost]

    –In 1998 ― when President Bill Clinton was facing impeachment … “It certainly doesn’t have to be a crime if you have somebody who completely corrupts the office of president and who abuses trust and who poses great danger to our liberty,” Dershowitz said on CNN at the time. “You don’t need a technical crime.”
    –Dershowitz also said impeachment was “like a nonviolent revolution” and had to be limited to great offenses of state.

    –“We look at their acts of state, we look at how they conduct the foreign policy, we look at how they try to subvert the Constitution the way Iran-Contra did by going behind the back of Congress, by lying repeatedly and by misstating to the American public matters of great state issues,” he said.
    –Dershowitz added that Iran-Contra, a scandal under President Ronald Reagan, was not an impeachable offense. However, his concession that abusing the trust was an impeachable offense seemed to be at odds with his current belief that abuse of power

  11. Can’t believe he got them to say yes/no in 20 or fewer words.

  12. So, I guess we can expect another exoneration exaggeration.

  13. Ms Marple pschic investigator | January 24, 2020 at 4:16 PM | Reply

    not boring…they are short of attention abilities…history is being made, and presidential power is on trial. serious bs behind the scenes is being brought into the spotlight.

    • I agree

    • Mama Warbucks, sorry, that argument doesn’t work at all for an illegitimate president who is mentally unfit, a national security threat and a convicted fraud who is obviously a traitor. Trump is NOT a president at all. He’s a dimwit and a criminal with a malignant narcissistic personality disorder. He should be shot by firing squad and made an example to ANYONE who tries to get away with what he has.

    • PreMeditatED Noise | January 24, 2020 at 7:56 PM | Reply

      @Vincent Graham clearly Fox and Trump own you like a slave…you must be related to that little girl Lindsey Graham!

    • @Brian Walsh you obviously cannot separate your hateful emotions from fact based evidence… this includes a comparison of Trump to former presidents with their boolshitt lies sins & shortcomings..
      save your hateful noise for those uninformed brainwashed uneducated morons like yourself
      your hate & cacophony parrot noise is just that…NOISE!

    • @mxnfx another no nothing Parrot who does not read the Constitution & anything relevant to the Rule of Law..just another brain dead ignoramus easily led sheeple reinforcing that saying ‘ Ignorance is Bliss’ especially when you have the company of followers like yourself…
      Do some serious research on The Constitution …contribute knowledge instead of noise.

  14. Yes the Clinton hearing had documents and witnesses big difference we can thank bitchy mitch for that..

    • @Gabe Dudley Lol I stopped reading at “nazi” whenever someone starts there, you know they’re on a whole other level of ignorance.

    • Tricky Trump

    • @EJay Allgood kind of like using the word “russian” ?

    • @Matthew Huszarik no. New witnesses were called and new documents seen. What’s happening now is obstruction.

    • Dems can go back to the house, continue their fishing expeditions there, televise all of it for you gullible hater/losers. Then, if they ever come up with an actual case, bring that over to the Senate. We don’t want those corrupt Dems polluting the Senate with their phony little impeachment clown shows for the scum of American society.

  15. The largest EXECUTIVE BRANCH criminal conspiracy in our history. Not the biggest crime, but the largest cooperative effort “Everyone was in the loop”
    Thump, Pence, Pompeo, Guiliani, Mulvaney, Barr, Duffy, and others.

    A major Obstruction of Justice and Criminal conspiracy.

  16. Please Read! The only way Justice will ever be served.
    “WE THE PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO ASSEMBLE IN MAJOR PROTEST.”

  17. I’d love to see Sen Feinstein retire and have Adam Schiff replace her in the US Senate

  18. Thales of Malinda | January 24, 2020 at 5:31 PM | Reply

    Congress is an equal branch of government.

    Dang skippy and well said.

  19. And they’re getting paid EXTREMELY well to sit there and be bored. Easy money.

    • Shelley Everton | January 24, 2020 at 9:28 PM | Reply

      Laura Lafauve exactly! I truly feel a ton of compassion for you wonderful Americans who did not vote this lunatic clown into the Whitehouse. I can’t speak for all of Canada❤️

  20. Seriously?? They better get “unbored” and onboard with saving our democracy.

    • Robert The Bruce | January 24, 2020 at 9:18 PM | Reply

      Watch fake news much?

    • Projectheureka | January 24, 2020 at 9:21 PM | Reply

      The idiocy-sect & the follower of their “CHOSEN King” Trump will certainly dumbly claim it is not a Democracy, but a “Republic”…

      their infertile pretense of born-stupidity…

      never seize to amuse. Me..

      Godless Best,
      A.E.
      Projectheureka LLC

    • I got a feeling it will be more exciting once the reps start ripping the dems pittiful excuse for a trail to shređs

    • They chose to be in politics and worked hard to get there. It’s too bad that they find it boring.

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