Listen: Donald Trump, Willie, JOE discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"The the notion that you can withhold information and documents from Congress no matter whether you're the party in power or not Our is wrong respect for the rule of law must mean sopping irrespective of the vicissitudes of political cycles. yeah good ones I guess what the kids say Yeah I think that the Democrats should hire that man Reghati to be like a special counsel for impeachment for the impeachment inquiry because he spoke so honestly and eloquently and so passionately about dog gonnit he's just a country lawyer like me you know what it's like matlock it no it's like matlock willie me come on now Mrs Jones come on that really wasn't yours was it was your daughters and your covering up for let's just tell the truth about the for hat right and the fried chicken stains on the hat and issue there we're the murderer was in the back of the conduct no I'm just saying though Willie he's you know he does that matlock stuff don't you think will he would be perfect for the McGrath since he spoke forcefully lie agreement transparency and the rule of law and that no one and I mean no one is above the law okay well listen Nancy if you're if you're listening we think you should hire trait wait what he's joining trunks legal team but but wait as an outside counsel K I'm caveman lawyer restraint ways all right maybe it'll be process okay serious times Joe is the White House escalates it standoff with how serious time taller Ed series tied Willie can you believe the raise last night sorry Mika now this is serious time they had more than fourteen people there last night for a good reason I can't listen they're a great team they've got a great manager eight organization and their fans why their fans are the worst in America I gotTa say show they showed up last night I was watching that game I said that is a great crowd where those people have been for the last six months but good for them for coming out last night because the rays got to Justin burland she's very excited about this it's amazing throw this is unbelievable cuts altuve down home sick that's amazed so the story here is that the rays of now comeback tied the series with the best team in baseball the Houston Astros forced it to a deciding game five tomorrow in Houston with the winner getting the thank the American League Championship series goodnight in Tampa K.. Gave a good night in Tampa and Mike Barnicle what a Houston you've got a problem and what a great night for baseball three of the four series pushed all the way to gain VI- today today is a great day Joe you've got to sudden death games going on a big one out in Los Angeles national versus dodgers Strasbourg versus Walker Beulah two of the best pitchers in the Game Willie is thrilled because the Yankees real breathing room with the astros being pushed it's game pitches lender call won't face the Yankees in the first two games of any series I got to tell you see the polls look Quinnipiac poll out right now right like the Wall Street Journal NBC News Washington Post Boca Raton we're into the fifties now with people wanting this impeachment inquiry to go forward I I wish you I wish I could read some news and let us hear about into it we've got joe definitely hear Willie and me and Mike Barnicle also Congress necessity editor for The Washington Post David Ignatius historian and author of soul of America and Rogers professor of the president. Commander Built University John He's an NBC News and Msnbc Contributor and former US attorney now and ABC News Law enforcement analyst Chuck Rosenberg he was a former aide to Robert Muller there is a lot to cover this morning NJIT Chuck is Chuck very sad that easier he's going to arrest us for bad television inside too it's sad also what's happening in Washington which we'll get to a lot of fast moving developments in the push to impeach president trump but joe mentioned the polls a new Quinnipiac poll is just the latest to show the majority Americans now support impeachment fifty three percent this follows yesterday's Washington Post poll of which found fifty eight percent of Americans support the House Prob- Twenty one point increase since to lie Yeesh that's a big that's a big jump Gel yet really is and you know we've often we show balls and everybody around the table as go or or or this this doesn't really matter and oh the election still a long way off I will say no polls matter more than these impeachment polls you actually see members of even the Republican Senate start to move saying a word here there when the numbers jump up and Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats in the house have breathing room nobody nobody can say it's a political witch hunt when fifty five fifty six fifty seven fifty eight percent of Americans actually support that impeachment inquiry or if they do call it a witch hunt it actually just hurts them even more because the majority of Americans want to see this impeached an inquiry move forward on Donald Trump. Yeah I mean a majority and almost every one of those polls wants to see it go forward and you got to the key why the polls matter because that's when you start to see mint inside the United States Congress all these senators and Congressmen and women who've been silent puzzlingly Thailand over the last several weeks and months if it gets to the point in there eight or their district where their voters the people who can reelect them or not reelect them have moved on it that's when they move it's not exactly profiles in courage but that is the works and if those polls move so to some of the trump was saying the other day we'll show this later you I saw my poll numbers went up and it was like four impeachment Donald talking about impeaching a you but he doesn't watch we'll have much more on the significance of this polling just a moment we also learned yesterday that the trump administer creation will not cooperate with the inquiry calling it illegitimate and unconstitutional we've got the first sign of that when the State Department blocked EU ambassador Gordon Son Linda key witness in the probe from testifying before Congress Democrats responded to that by issuing in a subpoena to compel his testimony and for documents related to the president's efforts to get Ukrainian officials to investigate Joe Biden and his son and remember the text message that diplomat Bill Taylor sent sunland that said it was quote crazy to withhold military aid to Ukraine to help the president's campaign a source now tells NBC News that before responding hours later quote no quid pro quo sideline actually old and consulted with the president there's also new reporting related to the president's call with the president of Ukraine according to the New York Times one day after that call the whistle blower wrote a memo about a White House official who was quote visibly shaken after listening to the conversation and adding two sources CNN is reporting that the president's demand for Energy Secretary Rick Perry and two other top State Department officials to work with Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine dates back to at least may and then there's this despite the president's quest to prove that Ukraine interfere in the two thousand sixteen election to help Hillary Clinton the Republican led Senate Intelligence Committee released a bipartisan report yesterday that affirms the assessment from the intelligence community that Russia Newsday vast social media campaign to help trump win the election Joe a lot to unpack here before we even get to the White House response to the impeachment inquiry what do we do we start with that last item Jon Meacham some Republicans and Defenders People who blindly defend Donald trump regardless always sees on the Muller report and say there was collusion there was a Russian which which hot it's a witch hide it was a hoax and brees passed all of the troubling finding it's in there we still have a president who was still chasing down conspiracy theories across the world with his attorney general instead of worrying about what's going on at home trying to prove that the Russians in fact were not at the center of it that it was Ukraine are somebody else crowd strike here we have the the Republican led Intel Committee in the Senate saying for his story as a matter of fact that the Russians she did influence two thousand sixteen election they tried to influence it at least for the sake of Donald Trump they are now lined up with the FBI the CIA the NSA every every federal agency now agrees on the same thing along with the Senate Intel Eddie that the Russians tried to influence the election to help elect donald trump the only person in Washington apparently who still doesn't believe this is Donald trump right way says he doesn't believe it and I suspect what we're going to see here is they re vilification if you will a renewal of the outrage of the concern of the fact that our national security has been at risk here and we don't have to be hysterical about it this doesn't have to be a partisan shoot that that's that's the critical thing here these are pretty cold facs stone cold to use the president of the president's favourite locations and you go back to that crazy liberal Dick Cheney who said that if in fact Russia tried to tamper with the elections was the elections it was an act of war well here we have it and I think that also puts the entire story in context that again no matter where you stand on the ideological spectrum be driven by the facts and as you say here's a Republican led committee saying what seems to be obvious and that's the context in which which we're dealing here we have been under attack from a a foreign power that wants to sow chaos and they've done it here we are well and you know David Ignatius I think at this point we just need to go down the list again because it is so damning to the president and Mitch McConnell both of whom continued to try to block all efforts to put up the type of security that we need to prevent Russia from interfering in two thousand twenty but you have trump's director of the FBI by trump's appointed director of the CIA trump's past director Past India you had trump's the Secretary of Department of Homeland Security all saying directly that this was an imminent threat to American democracy been had trump's acting in the I go to the hill last week and saying for more than a thermonuclear blast from North Korea or another country the gravest threat to America was Russia interfering in our elections you now have the Republican led Senate Intel Committee drawing this same conclusion and again not only Donald Trump but Mitch McConnell a wink absolutely nothing to protect us in twenty twenty from a similar attack that all of these agencies say is the greatest threat to eric in democracy I think the importance of this bipartisan Senate report is that it undermines the narrative that Donald Trump's attorney general William bar even now is trying to construct about some kind of deep state plot to do in the president."