Jon Meacham On Trump’s Wild Week: Our Public Life Has Become A Bar Fight | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Jon Meacham On Trump’s Wild Week: Our Public Life Has Become A Bar Fight | The 11th Hour | MSNBC


Book now at ChoiceHotels.com>>>IF WE HAD HAD CONFIDENCE Book now at ChoiceHotels.com>>>IF WE HAD HAD CONFIDENCE THAT THE PRESIDENT CLEARLY DID THAT THE PRESIDENT CLEARLY DID NOT COMMIT A CRIME, WE WOULD NOT COMMIT A CRIME, WE WOULD HAVE SAID SO. HAVE SAID SO.>>HE SAID, ESSENTIALLY, YOU’RE>>HE SAID, ESSENTIALLY, YOU’RE INNOCENT. INNOCENT. I’M INNOCENT OF ALL CHARGES. I’M INNOCENT OF ALL CHARGES. I THINK MUELLER IS A TRUE NEVER I THINK MUELLER IS A TRUE NEVER TRUMPER. TRUMPER. HE’S SOMEBODY THAT DISLIKES HE’S SOMEBODY THAT DISLIKES DONALD TRUMP. DONALD TRUMP.>>BOB MUELLER IDENTIFIED SOME>>BOB MUELLER IDENTIFIED SOME EPISODES. EPISODES. HE — HE DID NOT REACH A HE — HE DID NOT REACH A CONCLUSION. CONCLUSION. HE PROVIDED BOTH SIDES OF THE HE PROVIDED BOTH SIDES OF THE ISSUE. ISSUE. AND HE — HIS CONCLUSION WAS HE AND HE — HIS CONCLUSION WAS HE WASN’T EXONERATING PRESIDENT BUT WASN’T EXONERATING PRESIDENT BUT WASN’T FINDING A CRIME, EITHER. WASN’T FINDING A CRIME, EITHER.>>JUST SOME OF WHAT HE>>JUST SOME OF WHAT HE WITNESSED. WITNESSED. IT IS, PERHAPS, NO ACCIDENT THE IT IS, PERHAPS, NO ACCIDENT THE PRESIDENT CHOSE TO CLOSE OUT PRESIDENT CHOSE TO CLOSE OUT THIS WEEK BY LETTING US KNOW ON THIS WEEK BY LETTING US KNOW ON TWITTER HE’LL SOON BE OFFICIALLY TWITTER HE’LL SOON BE OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCING HIS, QUOTE, ANNOUNCING HIS, QUOTE, SECOND-TERM PRESIDENTIAL RUN. SECOND-TERM PRESIDENTIAL RUN. THIS WEEK HAS CALLED ON ALL OF THIS WEEK HAS CALLED ON ALL OF TRUMP’S MESSAGE-SHAPING SKILLS TRUMP’S MESSAGE-SHAPING SKILLS UNENCUMBERED BY THE FACTS. UNENCUMBERED BY THE FACTS. WITH US, PRESIDENTIAL HISTORIAN WITH US, PRESIDENTIAL HISTORIAN JOHN MEACHAM, CO-AUTHOR OF THE JOHN MEACHAM, CO-AUTHOR OF THE RECENT BOOK “IMPEACHMENT AND RECENT BOOK “IMPEACHMENT AND AMERICAN HISTORY AND” ” “SONGS O AMERICAN HISTORY AND” ” “SONGS O PAERK. PAERK. AMERICA.” AMERICA.” JON, WE TRY TO TALK TO YOU ONCE JON, WE TRY TO TALK TO YOU ONCE A WEEK. A WEEK. I’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT YOU A I’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT YOU A LOT THIS WEEK BECAUSE IT STRIKES LOT THIS WEEK BECAUSE IT STRIKES ME THAT ROBERT MUELLER IS THE ME THAT ROBERT MUELLER IS THE KIND OF PERSON HISTORIANS LOVE. KIND OF PERSON HISTORIANS LOVE. THIS GUY OF PROBITY AND THIS GUY OF PROBITY AND RECTITUDE. RECTITUDE. THE BEARING OF A XPY FLRKSFXPYNX THE BEARING OF A XPY FLRKSFXPYNX CALVIN COOLIDGE TALKED MORE THAN CALVIN COOLIDGE TALKED MORE THAN THIS GUY. THIS GUY. HISTORIANS MIGHT HAVE TO RECORD HISTORIANS MIGHT HAVE TO RECORD HE MIGHT HAVE BEEN BESTED BY A HE MIGHT HAVE BEEN BESTED BY A GUY, A PRESIDENT, BY THE WAY, GUY, A PRESIDENT, BY THE WAY, WHO ADHERES TO NO SUCH RULES OF WHO ADHERES TO NO SUCH RULES OF BEHAVIOR? BEHAVIOR?>>IT’S FUNNY, BASICALLY, OUR>>IT’S FUNNY, BASICALLY, OUR PUBLIC LIFE HAS BECOME A BAR PUBLIC LIFE HAS BECOME A BAR FIGHT, AND WHO KNEW IT WOULD BE FIGHT, AND WHO KNEW IT WOULD BE THE “STAR WARS” CANTINA BAR THE “STAR WARS” CANTINA BAR FIGHT. FIGHT. IT’S UNQUESTIONABLY MUELLER IT’S UNQUESTIONABLY MUELLER COMES FROM AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT COMES FROM AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT ETHOS THAN THE INCUMBENT ETHOS THAN THE INCUMBENT PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. HE COMES FROM THE WORLD OF HE COMES FROM THE WORLD OF GEORGE H.W. BUSH FROM DEAN GEORGE H.W. BUSH FROM DEAN ATCHISON, SORT OF THE A YOU, AS ATCHISON, SORT OF THE A YOU, AS SAY, FIGURES YOU CAN ABSOLUTELY SAY, FIGURES YOU CAN ABSOLUTELY IMAGINE HAVING TWO MARTINIS AT IMAGINE HAVING TWO MARTINIS AT LUNCH THEN DECIDING TO PROJECT LUNCH THEN DECIDING TO PROJECT POWER ACROSS THE WORLD. POWER ACROSS THE WORLD. AND THAT WORLD HAD ITS AND THAT WORLD HAD ITS LIMITATIONS, BUT IT HAD A LIMITATIONS, BUT IT HAD A COMPELLING SENSE OF PUBLIC DUTY. COMPELLING SENSE OF PUBLIC DUTY. AND ESSENTIALLY WA LYLY WHAT WE AND ESSENTIALLY WA LYLY WHAT WE WEEK WAS THE FORMER DIRECTOR OF WEEK WAS THE FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE FBI, A MAN WHO’S GIVEN HIS THE FBI, A MAN WHO’S GIVEN HIS LIFE TO PROTECT THE COUNTRY, LIFE TO PROTECT THE COUNTRY, ARGUING IN AN ANTIQUATED WAY, ARGUING IN AN ANTIQUATED WAY, AND IT’S TRAGICALLY ANTIQUATED, AND IT’S TRAGICALLY ANTIQUATED, LET ME BE VERY CLEAR THERE, THAT LET ME BE VERY CLEAR THERE, THAT HE THOUGHT PEOPLE SHOULD READ HE THOUGHT PEOPLE SHOULD READ LIZ 4 LIZ 4 HIS 400-PAGE REPORT AND HE — HIS 400-PAGE REPORT AND HE — BASICALLY I SAID THIS WITH OUR BASICALLY I SAID THIS WITH OUR COLLEAGUE, ARI MELBER, THIS COLLEAGUE, ARI MELBER, THIS WEEK, HE BROUGHT A KNIFE TO A WEEK, HE BROUGHT A KNIFE TO A GOING FIGHT AND ARI IMPROVED THE GOING FIGHT AND ARI IMPROVED THE LINE, HE BASICALLY BROUGHT A LINE, HE BASICALLY BROUGHT A BOOK TO A TWITTER FIGHT. BOOK TO A TWITTER FIGHT. I THINK WHEN WE LOOK BACK AT I THINK WHEN WE LOOK BACK AT THIS PRESIDENCY, THIS MOMENT IN THIS PRESIDENCY, THIS MOMENT IN OUR HISTORY, THIS IS GOING TO OUR HISTORY, THIS IS GOING TO BE, THIS EXCHANGE, THIS STANDOFF BE, THIS EXCHANGE, THIS STANDOFF BETWEEN ROBERT MUELLER AND TRUMP BETWEEN ROBERT MUELLER AND TRUMP WILL BE ONE OF THOSE ICONIC WILL BE ONE OF THOSE ICONIC MOMENTS WHERE YOU CAN SEE HOW MOMENTS WHERE YOU CAN SEE HOW PASSION AND IDEOLOGY HAVE TAKEN PASSION AND IDEOLOGY HAVE TAKEN OVER FROM REASON AND PROBITY. OVER FROM REASON AND PROBITY.>>HOW WILL WE KNOW IF NANCY>>HOW WILL WE KNOW IF NANCY PELOSI’S STANDARD, IRONCLAD PELOSI’S STANDARD, IRONCLAD SUPPORT FOR IMPEACHMENT, IS SUPPORT FOR IMPEACHMENT, IS REACHED? REACHED? DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER LEVER TO DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER LEVER TO PULL OTHER THAN US LOOKING AT PULL OTHER THAN US LOOKING AT PUBLIC POLLING? PUBLIC POLLING?>>ISTHE ONLY — WHEN I HEARD>>ISTHE ONLY — WHEN I HEARD THAT, I THOUGHT OF POTTER THAT, I THOUGHT OF POTTER STEWART’S GREAT DEFINITION OF STEWART’S GREAT DEFINITION OF PORNOGRAPHY, JUSTICE STEWART, PORNOGRAPHY, JUSTICE STEWART, SAID YOU KNOW IT WHEN YOU SEE SAID YOU KNOW IT WHEN YOU SEE IT. IT. BY SETTING THAT STANDARD, WHAT BY SETTING THAT STANDARD, WHAT IS INHERENTLY A POLITICAL IS INHERENTLY A POLITICAL PROCESS. PROCESS. THE FORMER GENERAL COUNSEL YOU THE FORMER GENERAL COUNSEL YOU JUST HAD ON MADE THIS POINT JUST HAD ON MADE THIS POINT EXACTLY RIGHT. EXACTLY RIGHT. IMPEACHMENT IS NOT A JUDICIAL IMPEACHMENT IS NOT A JUDICIAL PROCESS. PROCESS. IT HAS THE TRAPPINGS. IT HAS THE TRAPPINGS. THE SENATE IS A TRIAL. THE SENATE IS A TRIAL. THE CHIEF JUSTICE COMES DOWN AND THE CHIEF JUSTICE COMES DOWN AND SITS. SITS. BUT THE RULES ARE VERY BUT THE RULES ARE VERY DIFFERENT. DIFFERENT. AND I THINK WHAT SPEAKER AND I THINK WHAT SPEAKER PELOSI’S DOING, AND I PERSONALLY PELOSI’S DOING, AND I PERSONALLY AS A CITIZEN DISAGREE WITH IT, AS A CITIZEN DISAGREE WITH IT, RESPECTFULLY, IS SHE BELIEVES RESPECTFULLY, IS SHE BELIEVES THAT IF SHE WERE TO PROCEED WITH THAT IF SHE WERE TO PROCEED WITH THIS POLITICALLY, THAT THIS POLITICALLY, THAT ULTIMATELY IT WOULD PROBABLY ULTIMATELY IT WOULD PROBABLY STRENGTHEN TRUMP BECAUSE HE STRENGTHEN TRUMP BECAUSE HE WOULD BE ABLE TO RUN BECAUSE WOULD BE ABLE TO RUN BECAUSE HE’S — YOU’RE NOT GOING TO GET, HE’S — YOU’RE NOT GOING TO GET, WHAT, 12, 15, REPUBLICAN WHAT, 12, 15, REPUBLICAN SENATORS TO VOTE TO CONVICT THE SENATORS TO VOTE TO CONVICT THE GUY. GUY. THAT’S JUST NOT POSSIBLE. THAT’S JUST NOT POSSIBLE. SO HE WOULD RUN AS IF HE HAD SO HE WOULD RUN AS IF HE HAD BEEN EXONERATED. BEEN EXONERATED. THERE WAS A FAMOUS LOCAL THERE WAS A FAMOUS LOCAL POLITICIAN IN MY HOMETOWN IN POLITICIAN IN MY HOMETOWN IN EAST TENNESSEE WHO WAS INDICTED, EAST TENNESSEE WHO WAS INDICTED, STOOD TRIAL, AND WON, RAN FOR STOOD TRIAL, AND WON, RAN FOR RE-ELECTION. RE-ELECTION. HE WAS THE POLICE COMMISSIONER, HE WAS THE POLICE COMMISSIONER, BY THE WAY. BY THE WAY. RAN FOR RE-ELECTION ON THE RAN FOR RE-ELECTION ON THE GROUNDS THAT HE HAD BEEN GROUNDS THAT HE HAD BEEN DECLARED INNOCENT BY A COURT OF DECLARED INNOCENT BY A COURT OF LAW. LAW. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN DECLARED HAVE YOU EVER BEEN DECLARED INNOCENT BY A COURT OF LAW? INNOCENT BY A COURT OF LAW? AND THAT WAS THE PLATFORM WHICH AND THAT WAS THE PLATFORM WHICH PROPELLED HIM FORWARD. PROPELLED HIM FORWARD. AND I SUSPECT THAT SPEAKER AND I SUSPECT THAT SPEAKER PELOSI IS THERE. PELOSI IS THERE. IF I WERE A MEMBER OF CONGRESS, IF I WERE A MEMBER OF CONGRESS, I WOULD AT LEAST SUPPORT OPENING I WOULD AT LEAST SUPPORT OPENING HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE HEARINGS SO YOU COULD GIVE HEARINGS SO YOU COULD GIVE MUELLER’S READING ASSIGNMENT TO MUELLER’S READING ASSIGNMENT TO THE COUNTRY A BIT MORE OF A THE COUNTRY A BIT MORE OF A CHANCE. CHANCE.>>AND –>>AND –>>WHERE YOU COULD ADJUDICATE>>WHERE YOU COULD ADJUDICATE THIS. THIS.>>AND I’M STILL NOT DONE.>>AND I’M STILL NOT DONE. I WANT TO CIRCLE LBACK TO MUELLE I WANT TO CIRCLE LBACK TO MUELLE BECAUSE YOU MENTIONED ATCHISON, BECAUSE YOU MENTIONED ATCHISON, YOU MENTIONED 41. YOU MENTIONED 41. LET ME ALSO THROW INTO THE DNA LET ME ALSO THROW INTO THE DNA PILE, HE HAS SOME OF THE BLOOD PILE, HE HAS SOME OF THE BLOOD OF CHESTY PULLER, THE GREAT OF CHESTY PULLER, THE GREAT MARINE, BECAUSE LET’S NOT FORGET MARINE, BECAUSE LET’S NOT FORGET THE 74-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO STOOD AT THE 74-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO STOOD AT THAT LECTERN THIS WEEK HAS A THAT LECTERN THIS WEEK HAS A BULLET WOUND IN HIM FROM THE BULLET WOUND IN HIM FROM THE NORTH VIETNAMESE AND THAT MAKES NORTH VIETNAMESE AND THAT MAKES HIM OF DIFFERENT WIRING. HIM OF DIFFERENT WIRING. THE QUESTION IS, WILL HE BE THE QUESTION IS, WILL HE BE CONTENT WITH THIS AS THE CONTENT WITH THIS AS THE AFTERACTION REPORT ON ALL OF HIS AFTERACTION REPORT ON ALL OF HIS HARD WORK, ON TWO YEARS OF HIS HARD WORK, ON TWO YEARS OF HIS LIFE THAT HE THOUGHT WAS GOING LIFE THAT HE THOUGHT WAS GOING TO BE PRIVATE LIFE? TO BE PRIVATE LIFE? IS. IS.>>WELL, I THOUGHT IT WAS>>WELL, I THOUGHT IT WAS EXTRAORDINARY THEREAT HE SAID EXTRAORDINARY THEREAT HE SAID ANYTHING AT ALL, AND ONCE HE ANYTHING AT ALL, AND ONCE HE DID, HE BASICALLY ALSO TOLD US DID, HE BASICALLY ALSO TOLD US HE NEVER WANTED TO SPEAK AGAIN. HE NEVER WANTED TO SPEAK AGAIN. THAT DOES SEEM CHARACTERISTIC. THAT DOES SEEM CHARACTERISTIC. THERE IS THIS — THERE IS — THERE IS THIS — THERE IS — THERE WAS ONCE UPON A TIME IN THERE WAS ONCE UPON A TIME IN POLITICAL LIFE WHERE RETICENCE POLITICAL LIFE WHERE RETICENCE WAS A VIRTUE. WAS A VIRTUE. THAT SEEMS LIKE THERMOPOLY NOW, THAT SEEMS LIKE THERMOPOLY NOW, SO FAR AWAY. SO FAR AWAY. MY OWN VIEW OF THIS IS IF WE MY OWN VIEW OF THIS IS IF WE WERE WRITING THIS, THIS IS — WERE WRITING THIS, THIS IS — YOU HAVE TWO CONTRASTING SCENES, YOU HAVE TWO CONTRASTING SCENES, TWO CONTRASTING PEOPLE. TWO CONTRASTING PEOPLE. AS YOU SAY, YOU HAVE A WOUNDED AS YOU SAY, YOU HAVE A WOUNDED MARINE VETERAN WHO’S GIVEN HIS MARINE VETERAN WHO’S GIVEN HIS LIFE TO PUBLIC SERVICE, WHO’S LIFE TO PUBLIC SERVICE, WHO’S MAKING A SOBER STATEMENT ABOUT MAKING A SOBER STATEMENT ABOUT WHAT HIS REPORT SAID THEREAT HE, WHAT HIS REPORT SAID THEREAT HE, TO A FAULT, PERHAPS, FOLLOWED TO A FAULT, PERHAPS, FOLLOWED JUSTICE DEPARTMENT GUIDELINES. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT GUIDELINES. THAT’S AT THE JUSTICE THAT’S AT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. DEPARTMENT. CLASSICALLY, YOU’D SAY ON THE CLASSICALLY, YOU’D SAY ON THE OTHER SIDE OF PENNSYLVANIA OTHER SIDE OF PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, DONALD TRUMP WAS AVENUE, DONALD TRUMP WAS TWEETING. TWEETING. AND THAT’S WHERE WE ARE. AND THAT’S WHERE WE ARE. AND IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THEM. AND IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THEM. I UNDERSTAND THE FOCUS ON I UNDERSTAND THE FOCUS ON MUELLER. MUELLER. OBVIOUSLY. OBVIOUSLY. BUT WE HAVE TO FIGURE OUT A WAY, BUT WE HAVE TO FIGURE OUT A WAY, THE 51% OF THE COUNTRY THAT THE 51% OF THE COUNTRY THAT TENDS TO DRIVE THINGS, NEEDS TO TENDS TO DRIVE THINGS, NEEDS TO DECIDE IS THAT LEVEL OF BEHAVIOR DECIDE IS THAT LEVEL OF BEHAVIOR IN THE PRESIDENCY WHAT WE WANT IN THE PRESIDENCY WHAT WE WANT TO ENDURE? TO ENDURE? AND ARE YOU WILLING TO SET A AND ARE YOU WILLING TO SET A PRECEDENT WHERE A PRESIDENT GETS PRECEDENT WHERE A PRESIDENT GETS AWAY WITH THE THINGS THAT AWAY WITH THE THINGS THAT MUELLER LAID OUT? MUELLER LAID OUT? AND BILL — THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND BILL — THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CAN DISMISS IT ALL HE WANTS, BUT CAN DISMISS IT ALL HE WANTS, BUT THE FACTS ARE THERE. THE FACTS ARE THERE. I — I THINK IT’S A REALLY I — I THINK IT’S A REALLY INTERESTING QUESTION ABOUT IF INTERESTING QUESTION ABOUT IF NOT NOW, WHEN? NOT NOW, WHEN? IF YOU DON’T PROCEED TO IMPEACH IF YOU DON’T PROCEED TO IMPEACH HIM OR AT LEAST TO HAVE HEARINGS HIM OR AT LEAST TO HAVE HEARINGS AND RAISE THE QUESTION, NOT JUST AND RAISE THE QUESTION, NOT JUST ABOUT HIS FITNESS FOR OFFICE. ABOUT HIS FITNESS FOR OFFICE. THIS ISN’T ABOUT THAT. THIS ISN’T ABOUT THAT. THIS IS ABOUT HIS OVERT ATTEMPTS THIS IS ABOUT HIS OVERT ATTEMPTS TO OBSTRUCT JUSTICE. TO OBSTRUCT JUSTICE. IF YOU’RE NOT GOING TO DO IT IF YOU’RE NOT GOING TO DO IT NOW, LORD KNOWS WHAT YOU’D HAVE NOW, LORD KNOWS WHAT YOU’D HAVE TO

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  1. Their is a saying ! In the bible ! In the last days he that saves his life will lose it and he that loses his life for the righteous things will save it ! The American judiciary like Barr and Muller are trying to save their positions pensions jobs at the cost of hundreds of millions of American lives dignity and honor and the American dream ! With Trump's what they save will destroy them and America ! This is a Christ moment for America and Americans in the garden of getsennime known they have to go up on that cross for the world to live ! The Trump's are victims of demonic AIPAC an Jewish Zionist Russia pushing a fake Israel new world order ! America is only going to be a Gaza for this fake Israel American lives white or black mean nothing to them they're demonic haters of all humanity ! Trump is a victim of monsters and America all of it is next !

  2. Trump knows how to make truth and lies benefit himself. His base doesn't care what he does, but the rest of America should be use to his schemes and tactics. His daily lies and deflections are so obvious.

  3. SHUT UP YOU ARE GUILTY OF ALL CHARGES….YOU KNOW YOU ARE IN BED WITH PUTIN AND OLIGARCH RUSSIAN MONEY!

  4. Tulsi didn't just reminded us about our own problems, she shared great concern about our mind blowing spendings in the military industrial complex instead of focusing on the welfare of the people at home among other immediate concerns. She is a natural leader and my first choice as president of the US of A. Although 1k a month is a tempting offer by Yang, I would like to see a woman leading this country instead of another jerk full of promises no walk.

  5. You cannot impeach twice. So what is the point of throwing impeachment out of the window by having a GOP controlled Senate reject it exactly ? What would it achieve other than giving fodder to Trump's lies ? Problem ain't Pelosi here, it is Republicans that have no morals, values or sense of History.

  6. 1. Stop the news conference with the helicopters.
    2. Stop showing him in poses of power,,Nazi, alt-,right .

  7. What did u expect trumps not a real politician hes like some street thug thats been let into that whitehouse

  8. Trump is for a FACT the enemy of the people and USA!. Trump is for a FACT a criminal and a traitor and it is the DUTY of ALL Americans to ACT on this FACT !

  9. This is America. "We" don't read. I use quotation marks around 'we' because I do, and I'm talking in generalities.

  10. If the tables were turned – if it was a Democrat who was President, with Repugnicunts holding the majority in the House, and Democrats in the Senate – they would impeach. That doesn't necessarily mean WE should impeach, not for THAT reason. But we should impeach, because it's the right thing to do.

  11. Trump logic: trump has burned the constitution and all things American to massage his ego and make him look good to Putin and Kim. In his defence, a Liberal sold him the gasoline and he took the matchbooks from the strip club owned by a Democrat because he thought the strippers were all less than a ten and he wasn’t allowed to grab them. So blame the Liberals and Democrats for what’s happening in America today!

  12. "Stupid is as stupid does." — Sixty three (63) million U.S. voters disregarded the obvious signs in his behavior and the many public open warnings from the mental health professional community alerting us all about his malignant narcissist mental illness profile. — There you have it! Actions have consequences. Karma Is Inevitable.

  13. The adjective President strikes again . It’s either fantastic , wonderful , awful , terrible .. never any facts . USA USA USA

  14. is it true kim un killed some of his team after failed agreement? if so that`s a major game changer

  15. We are still ignorant to the truth that it doesn’t matter who is president anymore… American is run by corporate interests… Presidents and their personas are distractions that we are fed… so we will “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain”

  16. Garbage….there are no facts leading to crime, no proof and therefore no crime. Stop this lunacy, you cannot fight God and win. Trump is chosen and will remain there until his mission is over.

  17. Who controls the past, controls the future, who controls the present controls the past. From 1984 by George Orwell.

    Trump trying to control the present by changing what the past said to come in line with what he wants the present to be.

  18. To get the Senate to impeach, Americans will need to replace those in the Senate that refuse to impeach trump.

  19. Mueller is protecting the GOP. He put class and party before country. Barr played Mueller.

  20. Impeach. No one knows a dam thing about how the dice will fall. The people will at least see the movie of the Mueller report. Perhaps 12 republicans will find their spines. If not, at least these unpatriotic cowards will be on the record as voting against impeaching the most corrupt and dangerous president in the history of the country. And btw its your duty to impeach.

  21. LOCK BARR UP AND ALL THE REPUBLIKKKANS TRAITORS.. // our laws are only for the poor for the rich there are no laws .

  22. That’s because psychopaths, like Trump, create havoc and chaos in their endless need for attention. Impulsively reacting instead of thoughtful reasoning, bullying gaslighting, lack of empathy, callousness, lots of marriages and kids, sexual promiscuity, prone to boredom…all on the List. Educate yourselves on psychopaths. Google the PCL-R by Dr. Robert Hare.

  23. Since the principals of jurisprudence has been stood on it's head in Muiller's announcement can we "assume it will extend to the investigators? Obama, Clintons,…….., FISA Court(AKA Star Chamber Court)? Just dreaming, none of them can produce the volume of proof Trump mustered. Unequal treatment of the law demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt and in full public view. Something mathematically has to break. Game theory certainty.

  24. Hilarious and frightening also. American politics is now "The Star Wars Cantina bar fight." Impeach Trump immediately, before it is too late for the USA. This is beyond politics, it is about doing what is right, to save the USA. "If not now, when?"

  25. The Russian investigation was a complete fraud and should be treated as such. It was totally baseless and shouldn’t have taken place to begin with.

  26. The comments on all of MSNBC's videos look fake. Do you buy comments? YouTube needs to take a page out of Twitter and Facebook's plans and mark the region of every commenter. I would love to know how many fake Americans there are commenting here. Half the names I can't even pronounce. Fake Americans, bots, or paid comments all over MSNBC's channel.

  27. Lets us not forget Brian Williams getting shot down. Man I'm glad you didn't die in that crash but you go on reporting your strong my liar.

  28. He's been in campaign mode non stop. Why is he wasting taxpayer's money an announcement of something he hasn't stopped doing? He doesn't even work.

  29. Mueller is a true conservative, and and is a man of principles. That's why he felt so compelled to follow the rules. Whereas Trump is not a conservative, never was, but even worse, he is an immoral, faithless, despicable man(if you can even call the orange coward a man-see Helsinki, North Korea, etc.). Trump follows no rules that are inconvenient for him, but then points to other rules adamantly, if they can be twisted to his purposes. Trump is an idiot's smart man, a coward's tough guy, a conman's idol, and a horrible person's president. This presidency is a farce.

  30. He's not been bested by Trump, but might be silenced by the cowardly, obsequious and corrupt Nancy Pelosi. The woman that would not start a fight unless the opponent was already dead. What a monumental dereliction of duty.What a pathetic retraction: she's been saying Mueller's name for months. Then the man delivered his findings – she listened to Barr instead of reading. Mueller then wrote to protest against Barr – making clear that the Trump stooge was trying to hush it all up. Pelosi – crickets. Mueller finally walked to a podium and said RTFR and impeach. Pelosi – empty chair.

  31. Treasonous Trump and EVERYONE associated with his anti-American administration, from Treasonous Barr to Treasonous Pence, deserve to spend the rest of their lives in PRISON!
    Lock them up!
    Lock them up!
    Lock them up!

  32. Why is a Draft Dodger our Fckn President ??
    Draft Dodger and A Proud American have nothing in Common
    So how have we ended up with a draft dodging PRESIDENT
    THANX ELECTORAL COLLEGE
    NOT

  33. I agree; Mueller let the Truth down, by failing to paraphrase his report. In having integrity, in being a boy scout, he's failing truth, justice and the constitution. Let's hear his opinions!

  34. So the good guys lose another one, and we have our fates in the hands of a unhinged con man, who thinks more corruption in politics is the answer to America's problems! He wants to destroy the glue that holds America together! And he is succeeding with very little resistance from a corrupt Congress, and a failed system that ignores the plight of the majority of it's citizens! Representative's be damned!

  35. Yes, let’s remember Germany in 1933 when a strange guy named Hitler became chancellor and then broke all the rules and made himself ruler in what had been a democratic state, only to end up killing 6 million Jews, gays, and Gypsies.

    At the time, the Germans didn’t see it coming. We do! Trump must be stopped or we will end up in the same place.

    Impeach!

  36. When the time comes to put up the Presidential portrait in the White House it will be a fingerpainting.

  37. Wounded, decorated Marine vs. Chicken Bonespurs/lifetime conman/thief, liar/adulterer. Hello? Anyone home ? Talking to you, GOP.

  38. The Constitution is undermined. It won't save you because History shows us that authorians don't follow Law and Order.

  39. make no mistake, this climate of fear hate and distrust being amplified by the media from all sides is on purpose and for a purpose, it is too keep the working class dependent on its employers in a siamese twin fashion, fear demands dependency as a direct side effect, its a knee jerk emotional reaction, your work place does not not not promote democracy, you have no voice at work, you do what you are told or walk, your boss is the king and you the slave, the first and foremost priority of our corporate handlers is to control the work force, this is their number one uno reason for living, our sand box is a corporate democracy, which is a twisted concept

  40. Trump and Barr can only lie and obstruct so much. The American public is awake and switched on to their joint conspiracy. The public has STOPPED listening to the Trump harangue long time ago and are building walls to lock up Trump, Barr and the corrupt swamp.

  41. Jon Meacham's tone on Donald J. Trump is EXACTLY correct. … We should all be VERY SCARED indeed about the precedent for Presidential Criminality and Scumbaggery that the Orange POS is trying so shamelessly to establish. …. If Trump AND Barr DON'T go to prison, the American White PIG Empire will die a HORRIBLE DEATH in the very near future.

  42. woman will have one of the biggest says in trump's non re-election and the you have people of color also the truth on trump's very long list of crimes and that will be trump's major fail

  43. Can Nancy Pelosi resign?
    She is 100% wrong and obvious she only had one reason (?) she have a deal with this criminal behind closed doors! Please Congress can you fire Nancy Pelosi???? Remove her from her post or you all will regret it later!

  44. What is really unnerving is that Mike Pence is off of the radar screen. Where is he? What kind of nasty stuff is he up to? Are they keeping him in hiding? He gives me the creeps but we need to know where he is. He's like a white bread version of It.

  45. Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us.The ultimate rulers of our Democracy, are not a President and congressmen and senatorsand government officials, but the voters of this country. ( F.D. Roosevelt) Remains true today, folks.

  46. I'm not 💯 BUT, I'm pretty confident that President Bush does not drink 🍸. Just saying. He seems more like an IPA or a Hefeweißbier kinda guy. 🍺

  47. HE SAID I WAS INNOCENT AND BRAVE AND EVERYTHING HE SAID I REALLY AM A STABLE GENIUS SO THERE!!!

  48. Its never a fault to not follow the leadership of a corrupt clown.
    Just bc T doesn't have the self respect not to spend his entire presiduncy tweeting from the toilet doesn't mean we ALL need to follow his lead. Self-respect might be hard for the guy ogling his own daughter, but that bar is generally easily cleared by most other life forms.
    And that would be the saddest bar fight in the history of bar fights.
    Do you punch him back? do you just wait 5 secs until he runs out of air and then toss him out with the evening trash?
    What is the appropriate response when an old man comes at you with his floppy, tiny fists screeching "I am the best EVEeeeeR"? Do you wait and hope the trips and gets knocked out by his own butt?… So many questions.

  49. I got it! Its "lion king" —> Scar's rule!
    the incompetent leader who has to cheat to get the throne and make shady deals with shady characters in order to keep his power!!! 😀

  50. Mueller, at the end of the day simply didn't have the balls to do the job. AND The Democrats with their hand wringing, also do not have the balls to do anything.
    The United States Democracy and Justice system is not just broken, it is so corrupted it cannot ever do the job it is supposed to be doing.
    Nancy Pelosi is dragging her feet and is letting this entire thing slip through her fingers, as Meechan just said, if it's hard now what is it going to be like further down the track ??.
    Trump will get voted in again and this time will be twice as emboldened as he was and the damage to your country is going to go further down the drain.
    In this case the people had the chance to stop Trump and when the Politicians dropped the ball the people couldn't of even be bothered to pick it up then. That is why trump will be voted in for a second term. Because you have all allowed him to get away with all that he has done . Shame on you all.

  51. "What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence. The question is, what can you make people believe that you have done" Sherlock Holmes/Conan Doyle.

    Until people who vote for Trump and his accomplices realise Trump makes the World, America and, most saliently to the selfish, their lives worse, they will continue to allow themselves to be manipulated by Trump.

  52. Just a friendly reminder…a book is something solid that you can hold in your hands and read over and over….old tweets aren't as easy to find. Tweets are fleeting with limited expression of thought and not much room for rebutting. Books will always be more valuable to me than tweets.

  53. He’s right about Mueller. He’s MIA in the digital age. A book report won’t cut it with people who willfully ignore facts and overtly coverup blatant corruption and bald face lies.

  54. Trump will run based on him beating Impeachment & the Mueller Report whether or not they pursue impeachment. To not bring impeachment charges is a complete dereliction of Pelosi's Congressional duty and oath of office. Impeachment must happen.

  55. I find it fascinating that we admonish people for not behaving like Trump in order to "win" a public argument with him, while at the same time, expressing despair over the fact that public discourse and political behavior has eroded our sense of "decorum." You can't have it both ways. Stop painting anyone who doesn't behave like Donald as a loser or someone who lost a battle.

    Mueller curries favor because he is the antithesis of Donald. To say he lost because he told people to read the report, and won't reduce himself to idiotic rantings on Twitter to satisfy Trump's sycophants is not a perspective I can support, no matter how well respected Mr. Meacham may be.

  56. Sadly with the 1% donor controlled soulless republicans in the senate, the POS orange orangutan is still needed by them to dismantle our nation and hand it over to their lords & masters, the 1%.
    But at least with Impeachment in The House, The Democrats can exposes which traitorous republicans in the senate, have sold their souls and will have, The Blood of Our Constitution, on their hands.

  57. I'll say one thing here: George Nader. Google him… better yet, read about him. All the evidence is in the Mueller Report to Indict Trump. Criminal President is a criminal. Barr Report is not Mueller Report. Facts Matter. No Exoneration.
    see the report here for yourself: https://www.justice.gov/storage/report.pdf

    If they don't turn over tax returns, pretty sure US Code 7214 applies… which mandates the dismisal of all involved… mnuchin, barr, and trump. https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26/7214

  58. "We find ourselves in troubling times, our chief executive is, by and large, a proven criminal. There is the foundational concept that no person is above the law, but yet, institutionally wise, that is the established pretext concerning the President, he/she can not be charged as a criminal while in office."

    That needs to END, NOW!

    E-mail/call your Representatives/Senators, protest this policy,….if any one of you had been as guilty as this, you would be charged with a felony, which is a federal crime.

    You would be in a jail, and your assets seized. Unless of course, if you are the President.

    Does that seem right?

  59. I hope its not true, when this winning thats suppose 2b taken place, how he has helped them selves to the USA purse,which has trillions guys of the money the USA NEEDS TO GET UP 2DATE ON ALL LEVELS. WE DO NOT HAVE TIME FOR THIS CROOKS…THINK OF IT"WHO REALLY WANTS TO GO THOUGH THIS KINDA BS 4THE NEXT 2YEARS, I WISH COULD VOTE NOW…..CME

  60. American public life is a Trump Style Reality Show, and you don´t know if it´s a laughing or a crying matter.

  61. Jon Meacham should switch from biographies to pure fiction because that is what he is spewing like a baby barfing up its creamed carrots. How does a once respected author transform himself into a comic book writer? Frankly it beats the heck out of me. I bought his biography of Thomas Jefferson, read it front to back + now question every word in it. Mr. Meacham, please look in the mirror + see what you have become, a sniveling toadie of a network that is one of the top purveyors of fake news. Your legacy is at stake. It's up to you.

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