Listen: President Trump, Donald Donald Trump, Ukraine discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Tonight on all in Russia if you're listening the president keeps running the same play. If you don't talk about corruption why would you give money. Donald Donald trump admits to using his power to coerce a foreign government into sabotaging his opponent. I think the most serious charge against the president tonight what we we know about what the president has already done and his new pressure builds on leaders in the house we may very well have crossed the Rubicon here. We'll Democrats dare to try and stop Donald Trump. When do we say we hold them accountable and what happened today. When the world convened in New York to address the climate catastrophe we we are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is a money tales of each economic growth. How okay you all in starts right now. Good evening from New York. I'm Chris as when it comes to the president's actions with Ukraine. We don't have all the facts we don't have access to the whistleblower complaint which is still being withheld from Congress and apparent violation law. We don't have the transcript of the phone conversation. President trump have the Ukrainian president even though trump today said quote. I hope you get to see it and I hope you get to see it soon. Take that with a little salt but what is clear now is it. The basic contours are essentially agreed to by all parties including the president the reporting and over time president trump himself acknowledging that in a phone call. Donald trump pressured the head of Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden with the possibility hanging over his head the US would not release hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid the country says it needs to defend itself against the Russians who have already the invaded all of that has essentially been copter and we've gone through this trajectory before just not in quite as short a timeframe. I the president denies it and the White House and trump. TV called fake news and then Rudy Giuliani gives an interview giving away way more than anyone expects and then we'll behold president trump one caught pivots too so what defense confirming that he talked to the Ukrainian president and he said they talked about quote unquote corruption which of course we all know is is use the same way they talked about adoption with the Russians in two thousand sixteen. That's just a code word for this very specific. Ask us the official instruments of Ukraine's Ukraine's justice system to wound my political rival. President also conceded that the money the US had appropriate to give Ukraine was at issue issue and to make it easy for us. He did all of that in front of cameras earlier this morning Ukrainian president about Joe Biden and his son and you're gonna see because what we are doing. Is We want honesty and if we do with the country we want honesty and I think with the new president you're going to see much more honesty in the Ukraine and that's what we're looking for. We're supporting a country. We want to make sure that countries honest. It's very important to talk about corruption corruptions. If you don't talk about corruption. Why would you give money to a country that you think is is corrupt. One of the reasons the new president got elected as he was going to stop corruption corruption so it's very important that on occasion you speak to somebody about corruption very important so throughout the day all three major parts of the contention right and investigation negation pertaining to Biden or you don't get the money and that is obviously impeachable abuse of power a president unilaterally hijacking American foreign policy and public dollars as a tool for extortion bribery and blackmail a foreign country to get them to sabotage.."