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And that really should alarm the American people the Attorney General William Bar said you gotta take everything that comes out of Ukraine with a huge grain of salt. Because so much disinformation this information is there so he says they have a process over there at the Justice Department to review any of these things before they move on what we're seeing here though wolf is as as he called an intake process in the field. That's what he called it. That's not the regular kind of acceptance of tips or information it is a pipeline and a back channel for Rudy Giuliani. What should bar do if Rudy Giuliani? The former mayor of New York a former. US Attorney the Southern District of New York. Says I've got information I'd like to share with you. What should do you should do? What Lindsey Graham suggested and direct rudy? Giuliani to intelligence officials. Lindsey Graham said that he should go to the intelligence committee but not use it in effect to establish a special pipeline for Rudy Giuliani to create this kind of opposition research for the benefit of the president the deputy director of the FBI wooden say whether there's some sort of open investigation into the Biden's That's protocol but do you accept that when when he refused to say whether or not. There's any open investigation his job and I had that responsibility when I was a federal law enforcement prosecutor as United States turned in Connecticut is to neither confirm nor deny but in this instance. I think that it's pretty clear that the reports about lawbreaking by the Biden's have been completely debunked and discredited. And he should say talk. You expect more firings to come from the president now. We saw what happened Friday. Night With Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vitamin Gordon Sunland the US ambassador to the EU expect Beck more individuals to be fired. This president's pretty unpredictable in his personal vengeance. which is what happened to lieutenant colonel? Benjamin and his brother contended colonel. Women came forward in response to a congressional subpoena to tell the truth. He's a decorated combat veteran and he assured his father if you remember in that movie moment when he testified we're not in the Soviet Union. Dad Right matters here truth matters here but he was escorted in a highly humiliating way and really disgusting. You're one of his friends l'ancienne today he wasn't even say goodbye to his friends his colleagues that he had been working Over the National Security Council with Chuck Schumer the Democratic leader in the Senate minority leaders calling on all federal inspectors general to investigate retaliation allegation against witnesses. Come before Congress who have been subpoenaed and then testify truthfully You think that's a good idea. I think the inspector generals should investigate any any and every report of retaliation or revenge. which clearly was what happened when the president fired ineffective attending Colonel Vitamin or transferred transferred him in that way but equally important we need to strengthen the laws that protect whistleblowers and the kind of dedicated patriots who come forward with truth and speak it to power in the way? We kind of colonel women you heard. What senator Lindsey Graham? Your Republican colleague suggested these the chairman of the Judiciary Committee accusing Vitamin and other various officials at the CIA the FBI the Justice Department of having this vendetta going after the president of the United States. So what do you you think there's no vendetta here. The attempt to link him to the deep state or to some kind of conspiracy theories absolutely absurd. And I think that these kinds of theories linking patriots like Colonel Vitamin A disservice to the the Patriots who come forward but also to the brave public servants who work every day and those intelligence agency put their lives on the line all across the globe so that we it can be safer and I believe by the way that there needs to be reform of the Pfizer. Court I advocated it under President Obama because there need to be checks imbalances. So it's not as if the film is totally flawless or perfect but we need to approach it with the kind of respect for truth that Colonel Kinman demonstrators. And let's not forget. Those ten Colonel Venda decorated Iraq war veteran who was wounded in Iraq still has some shrapnel in his body for that. Thanks very much senator. Senator Blumenthal of Connecticut up next the knives come out is the Democratic presidential candidates stumped votes. Just ahead of tomorrow's New Hampshire primary and get this. There's a new national poll. That shows a very dramatic shakeup in the Democratic race. We'll discuss all the developments with the chairman of the Democratic Party. There seem Tom Perez. He studied by. How do you judge someone not by what they say by what they do? We're a nation of doers. What's Mike Bloomberg about doing things? A middle class kid worked his way through college and Entrepreneur Bloomberg built a global news and information business business from scratch mayor of a diverse progressive sitting Mike Bloomberg rebuilt after nine eleven creating nearly five hundred thousand jobs improving health care and public school so now he's running for president and Mike's the change. We need from chaos to steady leadership from lies to someone who believes in facts and data from divisiveness to someone who builds teams nurtures good ideas and hold himself accountable for results. My Bluebird knows how to leave to build to deliver favor to do. He'll win unite this country. Mike will get things done. I'm Mike Bloomberg candidate for president. And I approve this message because we need you to deliver on the promise of the American Dream Paid for by Mike Bloomberg Twenty Twenty on the eve of New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation presidential primary. Hey Mary new. Nationwide poll shows that dramatic shakeup in the Democratic presidential race. Let's go to our political director. David challenges on the ground for US in Manchester David. This this is one poll but it does suggest that there's been some major momentum shift in the race it is one poll. I'll be eager to see other national. Polls that come Mount Wolf but there's a new sheriff in town nationally in this race and it's Bernie Sanders The Guy who performed quite well in Iowa last week who may be on the precipice. epistle victory here in New Hampshire. Take a look at the numbers. And you'll see he's at a twenty five percent in this poll. Joe Biden is no longer according to this poll. The National Front runner in this race and this is fascinating. Look who's in third place. It's Michael Bloomberg at fifteen percent This is what three hundred and fifty fifty million dollars of advertising gets you. It gets you from going to zero in November when he gets in to fifteen percent now. This is his second pole to qualify for that Nevada debate stage next week. Perhaps we'll have a couple more and perhaps Michael Bloomberg will be joining the debate stage. Well we're going to talk about that with the chairman of the DNC shortly in another part of this poll is eye-catching that evolves support among African American voters. What are you seeing Wolf as you know? There is no path for anyone to the Democratic nomination without substantial support from African Americans. It is the very base of the Democratic Party and take a look. Joe Biden has really taken a dive here just a month ago in January in this poll among African Americans he was up at like forty nine nine forty seven percent if you will that has been sliced nearly in half and it is because of Michael Bloomberg's appeal among African Americans. Take a look at these numbers. He's now at twenty two percent. Michael Bloomberg is among African Americans. Joe Biden went from forty nine to twenty seven percent. So that's why you see Michael Bloomberg overall sitting at fifteen percent nationally because he is carving a huge slice of Joe Biden's base of support with African Americans into his own camp. This is this one poll and again in ease one poll. Let's see other polls and see if this is confirmed specially after we get results in New Hampshire here tomorrow night but if this is indicative of the shape of the race this race is entirely reshuffled the Quinnipiac University poll is respected indeed. But you're absolutely right. Let's see what's up other polls are showing David Chalian in New Hampshire for us. Thank you joining us now. Here in the Situation Room Democratic National Committee chairman. Tom Perez. Thanks so much control your time. Of course we're both from Buffalo New York bills allies. Tom Polls especially the fact that Bloomberg is is doing as well as well. I think it's important to remember that this is a marathon. It's not a sprint We have Had One primary one caucus forty one delegates allocated located We will continue to see a lot of activity. What excites me? Is that the energy out there. Across America's very real people understand the need to defeat Donald Trump. They're organizing everywhere. I think we have a deep bench of candidates and what everybody understands is at the end of the day.