Listen: President Trump, Hicks, Trump Bay discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"We have several major stores, incites shell. So thank you for joining us. We just received a transcript of hope Hicks congressional testimony, the first Trump bay to testify ever in this obstruction probe. And while she does duck many questions. She also talks collusion, so we're going to get to that. Meanwhile in a case that Bob Muller referred tonight. I have it right here, the DOJ is actually exploring jailing, Roger stone. Remember him for allegedly violating his gag order. This is brand new. This is a Muller referral and it's interesting because it shows Trump's DOJ leadership have been intervening to help Trump advisor, Paul Manafort, avoid prison in New York. The rank and file prosecutors who filed this just now they are trying to put a different Trump advisor stone in prison. So we have that later in the hour, there, also, I should note, and you may have heard because it was just being discussed, of course, on MSNBC in the last hour, breaking news. These escalating tensions amidst reports that Iran shot down a US drone. That's obviously an important international story. We have a report on it later on the beat tonight. So there's a lot going on. But we begin with the transcript from the hope Hicks testimony chairman, Jerry Nadler points to one hundred and fifty five separate questions that he says, she just defied just declined to answer, many circle these obstruction issues and potential criminal evidence against President Trump. Like, what did she know about why he fired James Komi and why interfere in the prosecution of former aide Michael Flynn and things on the hill are clearly heated about all this. Now, there is invoking explaining the Miller report to this day while there are others accusing the Democrats of wishing Donald Trump was a foreign agent. President's willingness to again. Welcome prohibited. Foreign assistance is indeed, shocking. The president may be willing to discard the lessons of the mullahs report. We are not Democrats are not only disappointed. They're angry angry. The president was not a Russian. I said it seems imagine disliking, a president so much that you wish he were foreign agent. Meanwhile we should note these calls for impeachment in the house are growing bit since last night. There are former lawmakers have joined this list of house members who back impeachment or some sort of impeachment pro one of them congressman Sean cast, and appearing on morning, Joe saying that he actually regrets even having to take this position. Should there be an impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump? So with great regret the answer's yes, this wasn't why I came, but the daily assaults on the constitution what we know Russia did and the failure of, of, of the president to allow us to do. Our job has I think made this assessing. As mentioned, this number of lawmakers in this impeachment caucus has now risen to all the way to seventy one want to get right to it with my Wiley, former council, the mayor of New York City civil prosecutor, this other district Paul Butler, a former federal prosecutors. Well, and Julian Epstein, former chief democratic council to House Judiciary committee, and well-versed in these kind of probes. Welcome to each of you a Paul, what do you take from hope Hicks? And a lot of the non-answers, eight hours a hundred and fifty times she said, I'm not going to answer that question. This extraordinarily the broad claim of absolute immunity, which doesn't exist in the law. It's her decision. She could have said my responsibility is not to Donald Trump. It's to the American people and to the rule of law. And so I'm going to answer your questions.."