Listen: Aired On Wednesday, August 21, 5 AM, On The Beat with Ari Melber.
"We don't work for donald trump we work for everyday americans and so we have have a constitutional responsibility serve as a check and balance one and out of control executive branch. We are undertaking a lawful constitutional legislative oversight oversight responsibilities. Bill bar is rewriting the constitution claiming we have no legitimate purpose. The constitution is our legitimate purpose and that lays out sort of the battle in the courts then you have the specific issue of mr bill bar. <hes> sure you know is a legal scholar. She's independent pendant expert. She's not a part of your democratic team but she has has argued here in the beat that really there is a problem with how mr bars carrying out his role to take a look it feels like bar sort of leaping in front of the president yet again and saying first and foremost my interest is not the justice department or the united states people people. It's protecting this president win or lose. I mean the courts are ultimately going to decide and it could go to the supreme court which we just heard from in a different context about what the president has to has to deal with are you at all concerned that mr bar though has interceded in cases that seem more personal than public in nature definitely and you know the so-called attorney general has long since flushed his personal integrity down the toilet. That's a shame and so many members of the trump cabinet have done that over the last last three years or so and i expected that will continue because the president surrounds himself with sycophant but look at what is at stake we want those deutsche bank records because we believe that they could show potential evidence of criminality that deutsche bank employees on the ground recommended that suspicious activity reports be filed as it relates to donald trump's business activities and transactions in two thousand thousand and sixteen in two thousand seventeen higher ups at deutsche bank vetoed that recommendation and squelched and we want to know what donald trump is potentially hiding as part of our oversight responsibilities so we can share that information with the american the people now the the last thing. I want to ask you because i understand where you're coming from on that is impeachment. Remember those old those all toothpaste ads that would say like nine out of ten dentists. Prefer this toothpaste tonight at ten dennis be wrong. That's right okay. Well can one hundred and twenty six democrats in your caucus and i know you're part of leadership. That's the the majority of your caucus that you work with that like toothpastes. Are i ask you one hundred twenty six democrats biran. They definitely can't be wrong but there are different perspectives. There's and what we've decided to do is to make sure that every member has an opportunity over the next couple of weeks during this district work period in august to talk to their constituents wins and then follow their conscience follow their conscious but you and speaker pelosi still disagree with them that you should move forward on impeaching trump no well. My view is that jerry. Nadler is in the midst of of impeachment investigation on part of that impeachment investigation. You're on every time we've talked about youtube. You check me of getting a history wrong. Every time we talked about it defending the speaking well because i believe the speaker has the correct perspective in terms of making sure that we follow the facts apply. The law be guided by the constitution come together after the august recess in september. We're going to have to make some decisions but in order for us to proceed with any form of accountability inquiry including an impeachment inquiry we we need fact witnesses and we documents. That's why we're fighting before the second circuit fighting before the d._c. Circuit eventually.."