Support for impeachment grows after Mueller testimony


Cars and Jerry Nadler Represents Ground Zero the nine eleven attack on the World Trade Center occurred in Jerry Nadler's congressional district Jerry Nadler was the first elected official to raise concerns about the toxic fumes that first responders were exposed to and the rubble of nine eleven when they were trying to rescue people buried under the debris including in some cases their friends and relatives Jerry Nadler was a co-sponsor of the nine eleven victim's compensation fund bill which President Trump signed and into law today in the Rose Garden working told a new lie about nine eleven because Donald Trump cannot speak about nine eleven with outlying we will show you the new lie that Donald Trump told about nine eleven today at the end end of this hour and remind you of his other vicious and pathological lies about nine eleven we will hear Jerry Nadler's reaction to Donald Trump's latest fly about nine eleven when he joins us as our first guest tonight he was last year a month. After the Democrats won back the House representatives and a month before he took up the gavel of chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. My first questions to Congressman Nadler back in December were about impeachment and my first questions tonight to Chairman Napa will be about impeachment in his twenty sixth year in the House representatives. Jerry Nadler has become the fourth chairman in the two hundred six year history of the House Judiciary Committee to to be handed the house judiciary chairman most solemn duty and heaviest burden to consider whether the hustle representatives should impeach the president of the United States yesterday. Chairman Nadler said this we are investigating whether to report <hes> whether to approve articles of impeachment. That's that are before the committee when we will make that determination you would think if donald trump was going to spend the weekend attacking a member of the House representatives a chairman it would be the chairman who has announced that he is investigating the possible impeachment of the president but that is not who donald trump chose to attack this weekend he chose to attack one of the three chairman of the three most important committees that are investigating Donald Trump and the trump White House here they are at a press conference on Wednesday after Robert Muller testified to the House Judiciary Committee and then the House Intelligence Committee chaired by German Adam Schiff terminal the logic cummings was also at that press conference. Even though Robert Mueller did not testify his committee that day because Chairman Cummings is conducting multiple investigations of Donald Trump and the trump administration and the house oversight committee turn Cummings last week. Let a committee committee vote to authorize subpoenas for senior White House officials communications be a private email accounts and messaging applications including the electronic communications of the president's daughter and the president's son-in-law who have been repeatedly a using private email for government purposes for which Donald Trump and everyone supporting his campaign last time said Hillary Clinton should be locked up that was the basis of their locker up chant surely Donald Trump does care care about his daughter being exposed for doing a much worse version of what Hillary Clinton was accused of doing by using private email for government communications but Donald Trump cares much more about the possibility that he will be impeached still he chose to spend the weekend attacking Elijah Cummings Not Jerry Nadler the president fired off tweets about chairman comings and his Congressional district calling it the worst congressional district in the country without saying what worst means what could it be about illogic cummings that makes Donald Trump Wanna spend the entire weekend attacking him. Why Not Adam Schiff? Why Not Jerry now what is it about illogic Cummings awnings what could possibly be leading off our discussion? Tonight is Democratic Congressman Gerry Nabet of New York. He is the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Mr Chairman. Thank you very much for joining us again tonight. Thank you and let me just start with what we all saw saw the president do with Elijah Cummings this weekend in this tweet ramp on and on what is your interpretation of that interpretation is it's it's racist and discussing and discussing thing attack and it was designed to whip up racist sentiment which the president is hoping to basis reelection. You've been watching him here in New York since he got in trouble with the Justice Department over racial discrimination in housing practices his father <hes> there's no surprise to you. I don't think in any of this does it look to you like this is the campaign. This is the trump presidential campaign. <hes> try to not don't leave a single racist possible. Vote certainly seems that's a very large wjr part of the of the trump campaign making no attempt to reach out anybody behind his his his so-called base his base. He is betraying his base in terms of all the economics. He's handing you know he's opposed to minimum wage in Greece opposed with any kind of health and safety regulations for the Working People. He's not bringing back manufacturing jobs. He's doing everything against their interests but he is appealing to People's native is and that's what this whole immigration things all bad is appealing to People's native ISM and their racial show another prejudices. Now you've said over the weekend and you've said since since Friday that the committee is considering articles of impeachment are these the articles that some members have introduced and tried to bring to a vote in the house some have been referred to your committee said since well before Friday he finally picked up on we said it in the notices for hearings we held back on July twelfth yeah there there are articles of impeachment that referred by various members that we're introduced by various members of the committee. I'm sorry of the House several months ago that referred to the Committee and obviously we are investigating all of the president's crimes and violations the constitution and we we will present them to the American people and we will do what we have to and we will then consider whether report those articles of impeachment or some new articles of impeachment which we may draft for ourselves to the floor and you said essentially that or a shorter version of that in legal filings seeking the underlying evidentiary material material in the mall report so you're telling judge <hes> that we are considering the impeachment of impeachment procedure against does president so. We need this information yes so we need this information. We're a grand jury information. You can't get the court of Appeals and in Washington ruled that you don't have inherent right the grand jury information unless you come within one of the statutory the exceptions one of the statutory exceptions is a judicial proceeding in impeachment is a judicial preliminary through judicial proceeding and we've told the court that we're in that we are investigating possible oil article one remedies and possibly possibly <hes> recommendation of of of impeachment drizzle of impeachment articles to the floor and on the same basis <hes> we're going into court this week <hes> <hes> to to enforce subpoena against Miss <hes> former white S. Gansel Mcginn and we'll be telling the court that <hes> the enforcement of that subpoenas absolutely necessary in our investigation of possible impeachment articles and when we first discussed us in December I made the point that basically and introducing introducing the here is the person's GonNa have the unique power to initiate impeachment proceedings and as you've pointed out over the weekend. There's more than one way to do this. I think a lot of people have fallen into the belief that the entire House has to pass a resolution resolution asking you to start impeachment or authorizing you to it. That's one way that's a version of that has happened in the past version but also just start at yourself. Well there have been impeachments have been started in several ways. Even the Nixon impeachment the house <hes> directed the the Judiciary Committee to do an impeachment <hes> investigate impeachment articles that six months after the committee started doing that yes there have been number number of impeachments where there has never made made such a vote impeachments various judges that went through with the community on its own initiative and we certainly have ample power to do that and we're doing it might might that be the way this if this moves to formal <hes> consideration of articles of impeachment where are in okay go ahead situation of articles of impeachment among other remedies is no such thing as formal consideration. We are considering we we are investigating the actions of the president we have impeachment resolutions on filed the committee we may introduce others and at the conclusion of our investigations we will either vote on those impeach and resolutions or go not maybe we'll vote on essential or something but we're all being considered now so in other words. This looks a lot. This could look a lot like the legislative process might on some sort of a criminal justice legislation moving through your committee which is to say you're investigating some kind of criminal justice reform and after having a bunch of informational hearings about it at a certain point the chairman just comes out with basically a schedule saying we're going to have a vote on these reforms on a given day so essentially we could at some point down the road. <hes> have a day where Chairman Nadler announces that he is going to schedule a vote on two three for whatever it is articles of impeachment on X. Date at time release those articles and and that will be the moment it's well that'd be the moment for the vote yes right but the but everything leading up to that is what people would think of as as an impeachment richman inquiry. Well people can think what they want. Everything leading up in that is the process that leads up to possible voting on articles of impeachment we have to you know we've accomplished several things I think number one last week with smaller hearings <hes> despite the press is saying well he wasn't the Rockstar and so forth. That's not important what's important is that we broke the logjam of the lies being told by the attorney general by the president that the findings were of Muller report with no no collusion no obstruction and total exoneration all three those are not true. The mother report found after investigations very clearly that the Russians attacked our our democracy that in order. Ready to help the trump campaign that the trump campaign welcomed that help worked with the Russians formed their messaging strategy around anticipated releases of information stolen by the Russians at certain periods as of time that the president lied to investigators and lights the American people that he told other people to lie to investigators all of those very serious crimes of obstruction of justice so you now have the report and I think this word will seep out that they found very serious evidence a very serious crimes by the president when president plus they're working with the Russians to subvert an American election which is another serious crime and we we have to look into this now. We have to lay out more evidence before the American people. We have to get the witnesses. The Mullahs report is a summary of what other witnesses told them we have to get the same witnesses Don mcgann hope Hicks Corey Lewandowski and other people come in to and testify. We are breaking the law Jim. This is what I allegations is designed to do to break the logjam of the administration. Doing what was unprecedented. Deny all congressional subpoenas denying all information Nixon did much less than that in terms of proposing subpoenas and that was article three of the impeachment of Nixon this president set right out front. He's going to deny all subpoenas but we have to break that logjam and we were in the strongest strongest position of doing so when we can honestly tell the court we're doing so for the purpose of considering how to discipline the president whether we need whether we should vote articles of impeachment more and more members of the house want to move into away vote on articles of impeachment. We're now up to one hundred what well over one hundred nine something like that today. There seems to have been significant movement since the Muller hearing what what what is the what is the point into this counters there. Is there a spot. We're going to get to in that number where something changes in the dynamic in the house well. I don't know that the specific number is that important but obviously the more the more members of the house say that we we should vote in articles impeachment or even just having a an inquiry the more the easier it is politically to do it now. This should not be political issue but it is political to some extent because it's not traditional national but it makes it easier and it shows the increasing number of members who have seen this serious nature of the allegations of the series evidence here and also we've seen in back home that people are paying attention are getting more involved in this because ultimately the American people. If we're GONNA vote articles of impeachment the American people have to be in a position to support that Nancy Pelosi seems more reluctant to go in this direction than the new from my observation having worked in the Senate for a committee chairman. It is common for a leader of one of the bodies to be a slightly different posture on something then a chairman that happens in multiple directions all the time. Where do you see yourself? Interns say the lawsuit that we brought last Friday to get the to get the grand jury material the less that we're bringing this week begins testimony and if we break mcgann we'll get everybody else's testimony because the same legal issue they could not have been brought without the strong support of Speaker Pelosi they being brought by the House counsel which is office which is controlled by the speaker not by the champion judicial every committee and Speaker Pelosi is just as determined urban to hold this president accountable anyone all right. Let me just go to something before you go. which is the president's nine eleven lie today? I JUST WANNA show this to the audience before we discussed. Many of those affected were firefighters police Lisa offices and other first responders and I was down there also but I'm not considering myself. I responded but I was down there. I spent a lot of time down there with you. Since September eleventh we <hes> that was the an audience that had a lot of people who were down there. <hes> none of them clapped for that indicating that they don't believe he was down there and some of the people who were there told the New York Times after it's no he was not down there. I was there not all the time I never saw him there. <hes> I thought would <hes> with the federal government did in the aftermath of the nine eleven disaster was shameful. I fold no-one for working on the pile without proper respiratory equipment the first three days when he may have been saving people in the might have been people still buried there but after three days it was a clean up not a rescue operation and you had the the head of the EPA and the mayor of the city New York for that matter assuring everybody there were safe to breathe and we knew perfectly well. It was not S. H. B.. I always telling people don't send your kids back to school. Don't go to work there. Don't work on the pile because what made you think that at that point well because you went down the down there you smelt smelt while you smelled it obviously but you saw the dust all over everything you knew that they had to be as best as that'd be fine part of concrete the first two days that they were saying that the safe debris. We really didn't have the scientific data we you just said suspicions after that. We knew they were lying. We had the scientific that we had environmental groups telling us and people were being told you could save to work. They're safe to go back to school there. It's it's safe to work on the pile. It was yeah I it was not only unjustified was manslaughter manslaughter on the part of the federal government and the mayor of the city at that point to to allow people to tell people it was safe when we knew wasn't safe and people are dying and we'll continue to die because of that today term Jerry now. Thank you very much for joining us. I really appreciate thank you and when we come back we have new polling tonight on the eve of the next Democratic presidential debate and later Mitch McConnell is very very upset and he went to the floor the United States Senate to talk about the comments that he has found so upset hint those comments were not made by Donald Trump. Hi It's Katy Tur- WanNa keep up with M._S._N._B._C. While you're on the go subscribe to the M._S._N._B._C. Daily newsletter. You'll get the best of what you've missed. During this unprecedented era of news text M._S._N._B._C. to six six eight six to subscribe Donald Trump won the electoral college with Russia's help as the mullahs report shows and it seems Donald Trump wants Russia's help again for his reelection campaign and that could be why Dan Coats now that he has left the director of National Intelligence will be replaced. If Donald Trump has his way by this guy you manage to violate every principal and the most sacred of traditions about prosecutors not offering extra prosecutorial analysis about potential crimes that aren't charged so Americans need to know this as they listen to the Democrats and Socialists on the other side of the I'll tonight N._B._C.. News is reporting that there is no legal record of Congressman Radcliffe participating in any terrorism prosecutions when he served in the Bush Justice Department in Texas even though the cars wins website claims he quote put terrorists terrorists in prison. If Donald Trump manages to get Texas congressman John Ratcliffe confirmed by the Senate as his next director of national intelligence the president will continue his record breaking pace of a pointing inexperienced a an utterly incompetent people to his administration and his cabinet joining us now is Brett mcgurk who served in senior national security positions under presidents Bush Obama and president trump. He is also a senior foreign affairs analyst for N._B._C.. News and M._S._N._B._C.'s also joining US Democratic Garnishment Seth Molten from Massachusetts a member of the Armed Services Committee. He's also a Democratic candidate for president. Let me start with you and your reaction to the possibility of Congressman Ratcliffe is being the next head of the intelligence operations of this country. The most important conclusion of Robert Muller's investigation is that Russia attacked the United States and what John rackliff did to earn this nomination donation is undermine Robert Muller in the United States Congress. He's playing politics with a national security issue and that is the last thing we need a director of national intelligence who we should have is someone like will hurt fellow congressman who actually had the courage edge to ask tough pointed questions about Russia whether Russia will will infiltrate meddle in the twenty twenty elections Rubber Muller said Yes they will and oh by the way will hurt his also a former C._i._A.. Officer he actually has a background in intelligence which this John Ratcliffe does not but he didn't do anything that hearing that please the president that's right and so once again the president is getting rid of people who will tell the truth and replacing them with people who play politics. This is a national security issue. This is why we need to take on Donald Trump as as commander-in-chief not just as president but as commander in chief in that in this race. That's what I'm doing in this presidential race. I actually think it's where donald trump is weakest. It's also just fundamental to our national security. We need to show how we need to keep America Safe Brett. This happens only if the United States Senate confirms the President's nominee but this senate has not been requiring much by way of qualification for trump nominees well. It's interesting and I I very much agree with the excellent points to seth just made but there's a statute here for y disposition was craters created after the attacks of nine eleven and the First Section of the statute that creates the Oh deny says the director of National <hes> intelligence shall have extensive national security experience. That's a statutory requirement so that's something obviously by the Senate is going to pick up. I just want to echo what set said. This is such an important position. I mean I've been multiple meetings in the situation room and what the Director of National Intelligence does is. He frames the meeting at the beginning of each meeting. It is the Odeon I that office that principal who basically lays out the facts of the situation that the president and his advisors have to decide and these are the most weighty consequential quench matters our country faces such as a and you're sitting there with the real hero on your set a sending men and women off to to foreign conflicts so this is an extremely consequential appointments and I think the Senate has some real due diligence to do <hes> listen to what John Brennan had to say about this no sense that trump is looking for somebody to speak truth to him about all of these challenges around the globe that really threaten our national security and Mr Ratcliffe does not give me any confidence. Sit All that he's going to be able to direct men and women of the Intel's community to do what they need to do. At this troubling time set it may be all up to Mitch McConnell. A lot of things are today's world which is why we got to get rid of Mitch McConnell <hes> but you know bread is absolutely right. These are national security issues and one of the things that is true about any leadership position but especially President United States. Is You have to have people around you who are going to tell you the bad news. That's a quote from John F. Kennedy. He said you've got to have people who are going to tell you the bad news tell you the truth and not play politics with something as as as as fundamental as keeping our country safe and these decisions about whether we put young men and women into combat combat and whether we respect the work of our intelligence professionals who are risking their lives every single day to keep us safe every intelligence agency in the United States government concluded that Russia attack the United States but we have a president who who would rather trust Putin Dan Coats. I don't agree with them on everything but he was willing to stand up to the president and tell the president when he was wrong. That's obviously why he resigned. I'm not sure John Ratcliffe will do the same breadth. There's a lot the jobs in the federal government that where you can install as the boss someone who has no idea what they're doing or even someone who has bad intentions but as long as that person is surrounded by people who do have honorable intentions do you have experienced and do know how to control the ball that person at the top can sometimes be rendered harmless. Is this one of those jobs. I really don't think so. This is not the kind of job where you can kind of learn on the job I I mean the reason that this job was created is that this is the job that prioritizes that collects and that sets basically deprioritization of all the intelligence coming into the U._S. government from sixteen different intelligence agencies and basically delivers the presidential daily brief to the president every day so it is one of the most important jobs in government. It's in the shadows that statute I mentioned says at this position shall not sit and the executive officer. The president is supposed to be independent because you have to do exactly what's this seth that said <hes> tell the president the truth when I was on the National Security Council to President Bush spending some time the Oval Office. I asked his new chief of Staff Josh Bolten you know any advice and he said Yeah tell the president the truth in five minutes every morning. That's what you have have to do to protect the country. That's what presidents deserve and obviously. I think there's some pause about this appointment and I hope the Senate the Senate does this job with you here as a member of Congress two things I want to touch very quickly impeachment. You've already said you're in favor of absolutely in fact I was the first person this entire presidential field to not only come out in favor of of having this impeachment investigation but actually actually voting for it and Congress back in December of two thousand seventeen and I understand the political arguments for why it's tough on the politics are difficult. I get the fact that the polling is not with us yet but how much is doing the right thing by the constitution the constitution that is sworn oath to protect and defend. I didn't swear to protect and defend the politics of my party or the politics of the two thousand twenty election I swore an oath to protect and defend the constitution of the United States and that's what we have to do here. It's up to US Democrat now to uphold the law to have this impeachment inquiry because the laws actually very simple muller made it clear that he didn't think he could prosecute the president but if the president breaks the law you hold impeachment proceedings. I don't know why Democrats are so afraid to do. The oath you took is to defend the constitution against enemies foreign and domestic is is donald trump in domestic enemy of the constitution. I think he is and when you have a commander in chief. Let's just a present but a commander in chief who's more interested in listening to Russia than our own intelligence it professionals. What message does that send to a country of of people who volunteer serve at our military people like I mean Brett Brent was our man on the ground in Iraq for many years? That's how I got to know him and he he is working every day to understand what we need to do an incredibly difficult place like a rock. What does it say to him if he believes that? The commander in chief won't listen to what he says because he'd rather listened to the political interpretations of his new Director of National Intelligence. That's what's at stake here. That's what's at stake in this election. It's why we need to take on Donald trump not just as president but has commander in chief. I believe he's been derelict in his duty to keep this country. Safe cars molten gets the last word in this discussion Brett mcgurk. Thank you for joining us shit and when we come back we have new polling tonight in the Democratic presidential campaign on the eve of the next debate and later Donald Trump's new lie about nine eleven. We will take a look at it. We we will analyze it. We will take a look at what we can. We think we can see him thinking when he's telling that lie a new Quinnipiac Yeah poll shows Joe Biden returning to a strong lead in the Democratic field of presidential candidates and that poll Joe Biden has moved back up to thirty four percent. That's up twelve points in the Quinnipiac poll from earlier this month Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren Orne is in second position in that poll with fifteen percent. That's a one point in the last month. Kamala Harris is at twelve percent and that is down eight points from the last Quinnipiac Poll Bernie Sanders is in fourth position in the poll now at eleven eleven percent down two points from the last Quinnipiac poll and Pete Buddha judges that six percent that is up two points from the last Quinnipiac poll today Senator Harris released her own Medicare for all proposal that is of course different from the Medicare for all proposal introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders in the Senate that is co sponsored by Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Kamala Harris unlike Senator Sanders Plan Senator Harrison's proposal would reserve <music> a role for private insurance as Supplement to Medicare Elizabeth Warren is also with a new international trade plan today would she discussed during a town hall in Toledo Ohio. We've had a trade policy basically for decades and it kind of boils down to this do whatever the giant multinational corporations want America to do in Warren Administration you who's GonNa be in the room to negotiate. It's going to be Labor. Small businesses environmentalists people care about human rights after a break we will get into the presidential campaign with near attendant and Jonathan Kaye part. We'll be right back today. Presidential candidate Senator Harris was asked about Donald Trump's weekend of racist attacks on Congressman Elijah Cummings. He is doing what he has done on from the time he became a candidate which he is trying to five this country. He's trying to divide this country. He's trying to say it's US versus them that is not reflective of a leader and certainly not an American leader but the American people are smarter than that I believe in the American people and we know that that's not reflective of who we are. We know that the vast majority of us have so much more in common on what separates US Djurgarden discussion now is near a tendon. She's a former senior advisor to President Obama. She was on the staff of Hillary Clinton's first presidential campaign. She is president and C._E._O.. Of the Center for American Progress Jonathan Kaye parts with us. He's an opinion right for the Washington Post and M._S._N._B._C. Contributor near as a presidential campaign veteran. What is it like on the eve of a presidential debate? When a new poll comes out that kind of reshapes the whole standing of things well? I actually think despite what the polls say what was clear from last <hes> the last debate is that you have to go into the debates and and really try to meet your campaign goals. which is I think for Mris candidates is to show that they are ready to go toe-to-toe with Donald Trump Kamla did that in the last debate <hes> I think she'll have opportunity to do that in the coming days in the next debate but I think each of these candidates tomorrow and the next day one a show that they are ready not not for the fight they will have with Democrats truly with to prepare to actually take on trump as we see today is really streetfighter? Jonathan your reaction to the new poll well. It is kind of interesting that ah the vice president vice-president Biden has gone up but that Senator Harris has gone down as the poll showed minus aid but I looked at the fine print at the bottom where you have the margin of error and I went back to the Q. Polls announcement cement press release about this poll and it's plus or minus five percentage points on a sample size. It's just about five hundred five hundred sixty Democrats are lean Democrat and so that's a very that's that's very volatile aw and so I think going into I mean seeing these numbers. It gives you sort of an idea where the races but with the margin of margin of error that big and a dropped so big for for Senator Harris and for some of the for some of the other candidates I I think the race might be a little a little closer to what the old numbers were but going into this debate these debates is the same as it was going into the first set of debates and that is vice president. Biden is the front runner in this campaign. He has Straw is very strong support and to nearest point tomorrow. All the candidates are going to have to make the case but especially the ones on the stage with Vice President Biden on the second night are going to have to try to do things say things that dampen his support or at least make people give them a second look and near one of the very important elements of this poll which is actually consistent with many other polls and that is the question of Donald Trump definitely vote for donald trump thirty two percent consider voting for Donald Trump twelve percent which would put him up at a maximum to forty four percent and then this stunning number. Amber definitely not vote for trump fifty four percent near as you know and campaigning the hardest thing you can possibly try to do in campaigning is changed the mind of someone who says I definitely Lee will not vote for you. Yeah I mean this is this is a war flashing red light for the trump campaign and I think honestly one of the reasons why Mitch McConnell doesn't WanNa pass an election security bill is because because I I honestly believe they think they need outside help for this because a fifty four percent do not <hes> will not support really under any circumstances is really a problem for any campaign and I want to underscore one additional point when you look at the numbers numbers actually forty nine percent of white voters are saying that they will absolutely not support him and only thirty eight percent are saying they will support him so after all this racism where a lot of pundits said Ed that it's actually going to help him with white voters and it's actually you know super smart ploy to to invoke his base. What you're seeing is that he's actually repelling a majority of the country from his divisive have racist rhetoric and you know I think the challenge for the trump campaign is donald trump himself in the person that he is is just used to dividing and not adding? It's you know playing this kind of us. US versus them politics which I think the country is hopefully very tired and Jonathan. It seemed <hes> the president his campaign this weekend was he doesn't want to leave a single possible racist vote for him behind yeah. It's stunning that a man who burst onto the national political scene by questioning the the citizenship of the first African American President who announced his campaign on June twenty June sixteenth two thousand fifteen by saying within the first two minutes that Mexicans were rapists the idea that there were more stones too intern is incredible so this weekend was just bizarre and bananas a house to describe near attendant. Thanks for joining US tonight really appreciate and when we come back Mitch McConnell is very very upset. He had to go to the Senate floor because there was something he desperately needed to talk about on the floor. It wasn't legislation that was comments upset Him and it was not something president trump's Mitch McConnell rush to the Senate floor today to expresses outrage over Donald Trump's racist weekend rant against Congressman Elijah Cummings. I there's something I need to address now. It wasn't the trump weekend of public racist rants that didn't bother the majority leader of the United States Senate one bit he didn't care about that hasn't said a word about that. Here is what Mitch McConnell felt he had to urgently address over the last several days. I was called unpatriotic. Uh un-american and essentially treasonous by a couple of left wing pundits not me not guilty didn't do it. The smear that I am unquote a Russian asset ran in the opinion pages of the Washer impose. The accusation that I'm quote on American was broadcast on M._S._N._B._C. This this is the state Mr President of left wing politics and twenty nine thousand nine. No it's not the person who called Mitch McConnell un-american on M._S._N._B._C. on Friday which provoked Mitch McConnell to go to the Senate floor today to complain about about it is not a left winger. He is a former Republican congressman. I WanNa talk about Moscow. Mitch Moscow Mitch says it's a hoax how can Moscow Mitch so so willingly turn a blind eye. Moscow Mitch Wild even let the Senate take a vote on it is on American. He's Moscow Mitch. Joe Scarborough called Him Moscow Mitch Sixteen Eighteen Times Friday morning when I was watching morning Joe Joe Scarborough was objecting to the very same thing that Washington Post columnist Dana millbank was objecting to in his column entitled. Mitch McConnell is a Russian asset then a millbank is not a left-winger Dana millbank is not a partisan political columnist then a millbank who has now found his way into the congressional record through Mitch McConnell's Complaining Speech Today said that Mitch McConnell is a Russian asset because he his blocking legislation requiring presidential campaigns to report any offers of assistance from foreign governments to the F._B._I.. Then a millbank wrote this about Mitch McConnell. Presumably he thinks whatever influence Russia exerts over U._S.. Elections will benefit him. He's up for reelection in two thousand twenty and his party so the lesson of the day is do not dare hair call Mitch McConnell a Russian asset or un-american or Moscow Mitch because if you do he just might repeat some of your words into the congressional record where your words will live forever trump. Did it again today. He did what he always does. When he talks about nine eleven he lied this time he told them new lie and the proof that it is ally is right there in the video recording of what the president said the proof is the silence after the president said it a silent that speaks the truth to the president's lie today Donald Trump Profane Louis and falsely tried to include himself among the very brave people who went to Ground Zero where the World Trade Center once stood and expose themselves ourselves to the toxic debris there that made so many of the first responders fall? Ill some fatally you. Here's president trump reading his teleprompter today at the bill signing of the nine eleven victim's compensation fund a bill. The president did absolutely nothing to help pass. Many of those affected were firefighters police officers and other first responders and I was down there also but I'm not considering myself myself. I responded but I was down. There spend a lot of time down there with you. Since September eleventh we have lost more than two thousand first responders survivors to nine eleven related cancers and illnesses you notice it's when the president goes off his teleprompter that he adds his grotesque lie. I was down there also but I'm not considering myself a first responder but I was down there. I spent a lot of time down there with you and that statement was greeted by silence from the people in that audience who were down there. If Donald Trump spent a lot of time down there with them they would have applauded instead the people who know the truth were silent Richard. All's was a deputy the chief with the New York Fire Department on nine eleven and was in the Rose Garden today. When the president lied to his face he told The New York Times today that he spent many months at Ground Zero and he never saw Donald Trump all's told the times he had vivid memories as of other people being there like Democratic Win Carolyn Maloney who was one of the sponsors of the bill that the president signed today but Caroline Maloney's office said that she was not invited to the White House bill signing? This is what makes Donald Trump such a pathological liar that he will lie directly to people who he knows knows the truth. Now we're going to run that video of the lie once again so that you can watch the pathological processes he goes through and I think what you will see on his face in the small space that he leaves for applause is the very quick realization that he is more likely to get booed for his deplorable lie and so he chooses to race on to the next next sentence in his teleprompter. Take another look. Many of those affected were firefighters. Police officers and other first responders and I was down there also but I'm not considering myself oh I responded but I was down there but a lot of time down there with you. Since September eleventh is not the worst lie. He's told about nine eleven his worst lie about nine eleven was ally he told only twice in about a twelve hour period area and then never told it again and the fact that he did not tell that lie again today is further proof that it is ally and it is a lie that he got away with because when you look at the lists of trump nine eleven lies that most news reports have assembled assembled today this lie isn't on most of those lists and so it remains the great forgotten trump lie about nine eleven in the South Carolina Republican primary debate. Donald Trump told the lie that he lost hundreds of friends on nine eleven. How did you keep us safe? When the World Trade Center World I lost hundreds of friends? I immediately tweeted that that was ally when when I heard him say at that night in the next day on meet the Press Donald Trump reduced his lie to quote many many friends I was there I was many many friends in that tragedy and I immediately tweeted that that was also ally and Donald Trump never said it again. Donald Trump lost zero friends on nine eleven Donald Trump attended zero nine eleven funerals zero not hundreds zero and and if Donald Trump had attended even a single nine eleven funeral if Donald Trump had lost even a single distant acquaintance on nine eleven you would have heard about that today. If Donald Trump lost many many friends on nine eleven you'd have heard about that today so Donald Trump's silence today about about his own lying claim of suffering the loss of hundreds of friends on nine eleven proves once again that he was lying when he tried to steal the grief of the people who lost loved ones on nine eleven and make that grief his own and it proves once again that Donald Trump will lie to anyone at any time in any place on any occasion no matter how sacred or solemn about anything I I'm cater and I'm Jacob Sober off. Katie are teaming up for a special four.

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