Vindman: Trump-Ukraine Call Record Omitted Biden-Related Mentions | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Vindman: Trump-Ukraine Call Record Omitted Biden-Related Mentions | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


>>>BECAUSE IT’S A DAY SINCE>>>BECAUSE IT’S A DAY SINCE WE’VE BEEN ON THE AIR THERE’S WE’VE BEEN ON THE AIR THERE’S NEW BREAKING NEWS TO BRING YOU NEW BREAKING NEWS TO BRING YOU TONIGHT. TONIGHT. THIS TIME IT’S THE “THE NEW YORK THIS TIME IT’S THE “THE NEW YORK TIMES” THAT’S JUST BROKEN NEWS, TIMES” THAT’S JUST BROKEN NEWS, SOME FAIRLY EXPLOSIVE NEWS ABOUT SOME FAIRLY EXPLOSIVE NEWS ABOUT THE TESTIMONY THAT JUST WRAPPED THE TESTIMONY THAT JUST WRAPPED UP TODAY FROM LIEUTENANT COLONEL UP TODAY FROM LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALEXANDER VINDMAN WHO’S THE TOP ALEXANDER VINDMAN WHO’S THE TOP UKRAINIAN EXPERT ON THE NATIONAL UKRAINIAN EXPERT ON THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNSEL. SECURITY COUNSEL. WE KNOW BECAUSE “THE NEW YORK WE KNOW BECAUSE “THE NEW YORK TIMES” WAS THE FIRST TO REPORT TIMES” WAS THE FIRST TO REPORT LAST NIGHT ON THE CONTENT OF LAST NIGHT ON THE CONTENT OF COLONEL VINDMAN’S OPENING COLONEL VINDMAN’S OPENING STATEMENT. STATEMENT. WE KNOW HE WAS DUE TO TELL WE KNOW HE WAS DUE TO TELL CONGRESS TODAY IN THE CONGRESS TODAY IN THE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS ABOUT IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS ABOUT HIS CONCERNS AND THE FACT HE HIS CONCERNS AND THE FACT HE RAISED AN INTERNAL ALARM AFTER RAISED AN INTERNAL ALARM AFTER LISTENING IN ON THE PRESIDENT’S LISTENING IN ON THE PRESIDENT’S CALL TO THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE CALL TO THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE BECAUSE HE BELIEVED WHAT HE BECAUSE HE BELIEVED WHAT HE HEARD WAS IMPROPER AND HE HEARD WAS IMPROPER AND HE REPORTED IT UP THE CHAIN OF REPORTED IT UP THE CHAIN OF COMMAND. COMMAND. NOW ACCORDING TO “THE NEW YORK NOW ACCORDING TO “THE NEW YORK TIMES” WE’VE GOT MORE DETAIL AS TIMES” WE’VE GOT MORE DETAIL AS TO WHAT COLONEL VINDMAN TO WHAT COLONEL VINDMAN TESTIFIED ABOUT. TESTIFIED ABOUT. LET ME JUST TELL YOU WHAT THE LET ME JUST TELL YOU WHAT THE LEAD OF THEIR PIECE IS. LEAD OF THEIR PIECE IS. QUOTE, LIEUTENANT COLONEL QUOTE, LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALEXANDER VINDMAN TOLD HOUSE ALEXANDER VINDMAN TOLD HOUSE IMPEACHMENT INVESTIGATORS TODAY IMPEACHMENT INVESTIGATORS TODAY THAT THE WHITE HOUSE TRANSCRIPT THAT THE WHITE HOUSE TRANSCRIPT OF A JULY CALL BETWEEN PRESIDENT OF A JULY CALL BETWEEN PRESIDENT TRUMP AND UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT TRUMP AND UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT OMITTED CRUCIAL WORDS AND OMITTED CRUCIAL WORDS AND PHRASES AND THAT HIS ATTEMPTS TO PHRASES AND THAT HIS ATTEMPTS TO RESTORE THEM FAILED. RESTORE THEM FAILED. CITING THREE PEOPLE FAMILIAR CITING THREE PEOPLE FAMILIAR WITH THE TESTIMONY, THEY WITH THE TESTIMONY, THEY DESCRIBED THIS BASIC PROCESS. DESCRIBED THIS BASIC PROCESS. “THE TIMES” SAYS, QUOTE, THERE’S “THE TIMES” SAYS, QUOTE, THERE’S NO RECORDING OF THE CALL AND NO RECORDING OF THE CALL AND NOTE TAKING AS WELL AS VOICE NOTE TAKING AS WELL AS VOICE RECOGNITION SOFTWARE BUT NAMES RECOGNITION SOFTWARE BUT NAMES AND TECHNICAL TERMS ARE AND TECHNICAL TERMS ARE FREQUENTLY MISSED BY THE FREQUENTLY MISSED BY THE SOFTWARE ACCORDING TO PEOPLE SOFTWARE ACCORDING TO PEOPLE FAMILIAR WITH THE MATTER. FAMILIAR WITH THE MATTER. AFTER THE CALL TOOK PLACE IN AFTER THE CALL TOOK PLACE IN WHICH COLONEL VINDMAN LISTENED WHICH COLONEL VINDMAN LISTENED IN HE WAS GIVEN A HARD COPY OF IN HE WAS GIVEN A HARD COPY OF THE ROUGH TRANSCRIPT TO MAKE THE ROUGH TRANSCRIPT TO MAKE UPDATES AND CORRECTIONS. UPDATES AND CORRECTIONS. COLONEL VINDMAN WENT THROUGH THE COLONEL VINDMAN WENT THROUGH THE TRANSCRIPT, MADE CHANGES AND TRANSCRIPT, MADE CHANGES AND GAVE HIS WRITTEN EDITS TO HIS GAVE HIS WRITTEN EDITS TO HIS BOSS, TIMOTHY MORRISON, WHO’S BOSS, TIMOTHY MORRISON, WHO’S THE CURRENT DIRECTOR OF RUSSIAN THE CURRENT DIRECTOR OF RUSSIAN AND EUROPEAN AFFAIRS AT THE AND EUROPEAN AFFAIRS AT THE SECURITY COUNSEL. SECURITY COUNSEL. BUT IN TERM OF WHAT VINDMAN BUT IN TERM OF WHAT VINDMAN TRIED TO CORRECT IN THAT TRIED TO CORRECT IN THAT TESTIMONY, THIS IS EXPLOSIVE, TESTIMONY, THIS IS EXPLOSIVE, THE OMISSIONS COLONEL VINDMAN THE OMISSIONS COLONEL VINDMAN SAID INCLUDED PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SAID INCLUDED PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ASSERTION THAT THERE WERE ASSERTION THAT THERE WERE RECORDINGS OF JOE BIDEN RECORDINGS OF JOE BIDEN DISCUSSING UKRAINE CORRUPTION DISCUSSING UKRAINE CORRUPTION AND AN EXPLICIT MENTION BY AND AN EXPLICIT MENTION BY UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT ZELENSKY OF UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT ZELENSKY OF BURISMA HOLDINGS. BURISMA HOLDINGS. COLONEL VINDMAN TOLD THE COLONEL VINDMAN TOLD THE IMPEACHMENT INVESTIGATORS TODAY IMPEACHMENT INVESTIGATORS TODAY HE TRIED TO CHANGE THE HE TRIED TO CHANGE THE CONSTRUCTED TRANSCRIPT MADE BY CONSTRUCTED TRANSCRIPT MADE BY WHITE HOUSE STAFF TO THOSE WHITE HOUSE STAFF TO THOSE OMISSIONS BUT THOSE TWO OMISSIONS BUT THOSE TWO CORRECTIONS WERE NOT MADE. CORRECTIONS WERE NOT MADE. COLONEL VINDMAN — DRIVING COLONEL VINDMAN — DRIVING FURTHER QUESTIONS HOW OFFICIALS FURTHER QUESTIONS HOW OFFICIALS HANDLED THE CALL AND THE HANDLED THE CALL AND THE DECISION TO PUT IT INTO THE DECISION TO PUT IT INTO THE WHITE HOUSE’S MOST CLASSIFIED WHITE HOUSE’S MOST CLASSIFIED COMPUTER SYSTEM AND ALSO DRIVE COMPUTER SYSTEM AND ALSO DRIVE QUESTIONS WHETHER THOSE MOVES QUESTIONS WHETHER THOSE MOVES WERE MEANT TO CONSEAL THE CALL’S WERE MEANT TO CONSEAL THE CALL’S MOST CONTROVERSIAL ASPECTS. MOST CONTROVERSIAL ASPECTS. YEAH, IT WILL. YEAH, IT WILL. JOINING US NOW IS MICHAEL JOINING US NOW IS MICHAEL McFALL, FORMER AMBASSADOR TO McFALL, FORMER AMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA. RUSSIA. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US THANK YOU FOR JOINING US TONIGHT. TONIGHT. I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU MAKING I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU MAKING THE TIME. THE TIME.>>SURE.>>SURE. GLAD TO BE HERE, RACHEL. GLAD TO BE HERE, RACHEL.>>COUPLE OF THINGS GOING ON>>COUPLE OF THINGS GOING ON HERE. HERE. I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT YOUR I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH COLONEL VINDMAN, EXPERIENCE WITH COLONEL VINDMAN, YOUR REACTION TO THE WAY HIS YOUR REACTION TO THE WAY HIS TESTIMONY WAS TREATED TODAY. TESTIMONY WAS TREATED TODAY. I DO HAVE TO ASK YOUR REACTION I DO HAVE TO ASK YOUR REACTION TO THE BREAKING NEWS JUST COMING TO THE BREAKING NEWS JUST COMING OUT FROM “THE NEW YORK TIMES” HE OUT FROM “THE NEW YORK TIMES” HE MAY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED AND SEEMS MAY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED AND SEEMS LIKE WAS PROPERLY INVOLVED IN LIKE WAS PROPERLY INVOLVED IN TRYING TO MAKE SURE THE WHITE TRYING TO MAKE SURE THE WHITE HOUSE TRANSCRIPTS SLASH NOTES OF HOUSE TRANSCRIPTS SLASH NOTES OF THAT CALL WERE ACCURATE BUT WHEN THAT CALL WERE ACCURATE BUT WHEN HE TRIED TO MATERIALLY FILL IN HE TRIED TO MATERIALLY FILL IN NOTES LEFT OUT OF THAT NOTES LEFT OUT OF THAT TRANSCRIPT IT WAS REJECTED. TRANSCRIPT IT WAS REJECTED.>>I WORKED THREE YEARS AS THE>>I WORKED THREE YEARS AS THE SENIOR DIRECTOR, LISTENED TO SENIOR DIRECTOR, LISTENED TO MANY PHONE CALLS AND MY MANY PHONE CALLS AND MY DIRECTORS WRITE THE EQUIVALENT, DIRECTORS WRITE THE EQUIVALENT, THEY FREQUENTLY WOULD SIT DOWN THEY FREQUENTLY WOULD SIT DOWN THERE IN THE SITUATION ROOM NEXT THERE IN THE SITUATION ROOM NEXT TO THE TRANSCRIBERS SO THE TO THE TRANSCRIBERS SO THE DIRECTORS WOULD LISTEN AS WELL DIRECTORS WOULD LISTEN AS WELL AND THEN CORRECT THE RECORD JUST AND THEN CORRECT THE RECORD JUST TO MAKE SURE THEY GET ALL THE TO MAKE SURE THEY GET ALL THE FACTS RIGHT, ESPECIALLY AS YOU FACTS RIGHT, ESPECIALLY AS YOU JUST NOTED THE PROPER NOUNS, JUST NOTED THE PROPER NOUNS, RIGHT? RIGHT? WHO KNOWS WHAT BURISMA? WHO KNOWS WHAT BURISMA? THERE’S A GUY WHO DOES KNOW WHAT THERE’S A GUY WHO DOES KNOW WHAT BURISMA IS, IT’S COLONEL BURISMA IS, IT’S COLONEL VINDMAN. VINDMAN. IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE AN OFFICIAL IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE AN OFFICIAL RECORD. RECORD. SO THAT WAS LEFT OUT. SO THAT WAS LEFT OUT. IT IS SHOCKING TO ME. IT IS SHOCKING TO ME. THAT IS NOT STANDARD OPERATING THAT IS NOT STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE. PROCEDURE.>>IF THERE IS A SCANDAL HERE,>>IF THERE IS A SCANDAL HERE, IF THERE IS SOMETHING IF THERE IS SOMETHING POTENTIALLY CRIMINAL HERE IN POTENTIALLY CRIMINAL HERE IN TERMS OF THE WHITE HOUSE TRYING TERMS OF THE WHITE HOUSE TRYING TO BASICALLY LOCK DOWN THE TO BASICALLY LOCK DOWN THE EVIDENCE ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S EVIDENCE ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S BEHAVIOR HERE, IMPROPERLY BEHAVIOR HERE, IMPROPERLY CLASSIFYING THIS MATERIAL OR CLASSIFYING THIS MATERIAL OR MOVING IT OR MAKING SURE THAT MOVING IT OR MAKING SURE THAT THE RECORDS WERE NOT CORRECT, THE RECORDS WERE NOT CORRECT, DELIBERATELY TO TRY TO PREVENT DELIBERATELY TO TRY TO PREVENT PEOPLE FROM KNOWING EITHER PEOPLE FROM KNOWING EITHER INSIDE THE GOVERNMENT OR INSIDE THE GOVERNMENT OR ULTIMATELY IN THIS KIND OF ULTIMATELY IN THIS KIND OF IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDING KNOWING IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDING KNOWING AN ACCURATE RECORD OF WHAT AN ACCURATE RECORD OF WHAT HAPPENED, DO YOU BELIEVE THE HAPPENED, DO YOU BELIEVE THE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS WILL BE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS WILL BE ABLE TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF ABLE TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THAT? THAT? ARE THESE PROCESSES IN THE WHITE ARE THESE PROCESSES IN THE WHITE HOUSE LEAVE ENOUGH OF A TRAIL HOUSE LEAVE ENOUGH OF A TRAIL THAT INVESTIGATORS WILL BE ABLE THAT INVESTIGATORS WILL BE ABLE TO FIND IT? TO FIND IT?>>I’M NOT SURE, RACHEL.>>I’M NOT SURE, RACHEL. THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION. THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION. I DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER. I DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER. IT WOULD BE HARD — I HAD READ IT WOULD BE HARD — I HAD READ MULTIPLE TRANSCRIPTS IN MY TIME MULTIPLE TRANSCRIPTS IN MY TIME AT THE WHITE HOUSE. AT THE WHITE HOUSE. IT WOULD BE HARD FOR ME TO IT WOULD BE HARD FOR ME TO RETRACE LIKE WHO IS THE ONE THAT RETRACE LIKE WHO IS THE ONE THAT ACTUALLY DID IT FINAL EDITS. ACTUALLY DID IT FINAL EDITS. USUALLY IT’S THE DIRECTOR IN USUALLY IT’S THE DIRECTOR IN CHARGE, RIGHT? CHARGE, RIGHT? USUALLY IT WOULD BE ME, THE USUALLY IT WOULD BE ME, THE SENIOR DIRECTOR AND MY SENIOR DIRECTOR AND MY DIRECTORS, THAT IS PEOPLE AT THE DIRECTORS, THAT IS PEOPLE AT THE LEVEL THAT COLONEL VINDMAN WAS LEVEL THAT COLONEL VINDMAN WAS SERVING THAT WOULD HAVE THE SERVING THAT WOULD HAVE THE FINAL SAY. FINAL SAY. THIS SOUNDS LIKE IT OBVIOUSLY THIS SOUNDS LIKE IT OBVIOUSLY WASN’T. WASN’T. BUT WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR BUT WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT, I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU WOULD THAT, I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU WOULD TRACE THAT. TRACE THAT. I DO THINK IT UNDERSCORES I DO THINK IT UNDERSCORES SOMETHING WE’VE TALKED ABOUT SOMETHING WE’VE TALKED ABOUT BEFORE. BEFORE. IF THIS WAS A PERFECT CALL AND IF THIS WAS A PERFECT CALL AND THERE’S NOTHING TO HIDE, WHY DID THERE’S NOTHING TO HIDE, WHY DID THEY PUT IT ON THIS SUPER SECRET THEY PUT IT ON THIS SUPER SECRET SERVER? SERVER? WHY ARE WE NOW LEARNING THAT WHY ARE WE NOW LEARNING THAT THEY DID NOT PUT IN FACTUALLY THEY DID NOT PUT IN FACTUALLY CORRECT CORRECTIONS THAT COLONEL CORRECT CORRECTIONS THAT COLONEL VINDMAN WAS TRYING TO PUT IN THE VINDMAN WAS TRYING TO PUT IN THE OFFICIAL RECORD? OFFICIAL RECORD?>>ONE OF THE REASONS I WANTED>>ONE OF THE REASONS I WANTED TO TALK TO YOU TONIGHT, SIR, IS TO TALK TO YOU TONIGHT, SIR, IS BECAUSE I KNOW FROM YOUR TWITTER BECAUSE I KNOW FROM YOUR TWITTER FEED TODAY YOU SAID YOU SERVED FEED TODAY YOU SAID YOU SERVED WITH COLONEL VINDMAN IN MOSKOW. WITH COLONEL VINDMAN IN MOSKOW. YOU CALLED HIM A PATRIOT AND A YOU CALLED HIM A PATRIOT AND A FIRST RATE MILITARY ATTACHE, ONE FIRST RATE MILITARY ATTACHE, ONE OF THE BEST ON THE TEAM. OF THE BEST ON THE TEAM. I WANT TO GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO I WANT TO GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO RESPOND TO THE ATTACKS ON HIM, RESPOND TO THE ATTACKS ON HIM, FROM SOME OF THE PRESIDENT’S FROM SOME OF THE PRESIDENT’S SUPPORTERS IN CONGRESS SUPPORTERS IN CONGRESS ESSENTIALLY QUESTIONING HIS ESSENTIALLY QUESTIONING HIS PATRIOTISM, DESCRIBING HIM OZ PATRIOTISM, DESCRIBING HIM OZ HAVING SOME SORT OF SUSPECT HAVING SOME SORT OF SUSPECT LOYALTIES BECAUSE HE’S FROM AN LOYALTIES BECAUSE HE’S FROM AN IMMIGRANT FAMILY. IMMIGRANT FAMILY.>>FIRST, RACHEL, I WANT TO>>FIRST, RACHEL, I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU ALREADY THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU ALREADY SAID ABOUT HIM BEFORE THE BREAK. SAID ABOUT HIM BEFORE THE BREAK. SECOND, WE LIVE IN A POLARIZED SECOND, WE LIVE IN A POLARIZED SOCIETY. SOCIETY. HERE AT STANFORD WE STUDY THE HERE AT STANFORD WE STUDY THE CAUSES OF POLARIZATION. CAUSES OF POLARIZATION. I PERSONALLY DEAL WITH IT. I PERSONALLY DEAL WITH IT. I KNOW YOU PERSONALLY DEAL WITH. I KNOW YOU PERSONALLY DEAL WITH. I FELT YESTERDAY WE REACHED A I FELT YESTERDAY WE REACHED A NEW LOW, HOWEVER. NEW LOW, HOWEVER. WHEN I SAY WHAT PEOPLE WERE WHEN I SAY WHAT PEOPLE WERE SAYING ABOUT DUAL LOYALTITIES, SAYING ABOUT DUAL LOYALTITIES, HYPHENATED AG HYPHENATED AG HYPHENATED HYPHENATED HYPHENATED ADJECTIVES AND EVEN HYPHENATED ADJECTIVES AND EVEN ONE SUGGESTION OF ESPIONAGE ONE SUGGESTION OF ESPIONAGE BECAUSE HE TALKS TO UKRAINIAN BECAUSE HE TALKS TO UKRAINIAN OFFICIALS, THAT’S IN HIS JOB OFFICIALS, THAT’S IN HIS JOB DESCRIPTION, BY THE WAY WORKING DESCRIPTION, BY THE WAY WORKING AT THE NATIONAL SECURITY AT THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNSEL. COUNSEL. AND I FOUND IT COMPLETELY AND I FOUND IT COMPLETELY OUTRAGEOUS. OUTRAGEOUS. YOU KNOW, WHAT HAVE WE COME TO YOU KNOW, WHAT HAVE WE COME TO THAT PEOPLE THAT SIGN-UP TO THAT PEOPLE THAT SIGN-UP TO SERVE IN OUR COUNTRY IN HARMS SERVE IN OUR COUNTRY IN HARMS WAY, IN IRAQ AND ALSO THE WAY, IN IRAQ AND ALSO THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNSEL AND IN NATIONAL SECURITY COUNSEL AND IN OUR EMBASSIES AND KIEV AND OUR EMBASSIES AND KIEV AND MOSKOW, WE’VE DONE THIS BEFORE MOSKOW, WE’VE DONE THIS BEFORE AND IT REALLY TROUBLES ME ANYONE AND IT REALLY TROUBLES ME ANYONE WOULD INSINUATE ANYTHING ABOUT WOULD INSINUATE ANYTHING ABOUT THAT. THAT. HE WAS A FIRST RATE MILITARY HE WAS A FIRST RATE MILITARY OFFICER AND HE WAS OUT STANDING OFFICER AND HE WAS OUT STANDING AND APPOINTED BECAUSE HE IS ONE AND APPOINTED BECAUSE HE IS ONE OF THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST. OF THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST. AND THE IDEA THAT SOMEONE WITH AND THE IDEA THAT SOMEONE WITH HIS RÉSUMÉ WOULD NOT SERVE THE HIS RÉSUMÉ WOULD NOT SERVE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS JUST UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS JUST DISGUSTING. DISGUSTING. IT’S OUTRAGEOUS. IT’S OUTRAGEOUS. AND I WANT THOSE PEOPLE TO AND I WANT THOSE PEOPLE TO APOLOGIZE TO REMEMBER WHAT APOLOGIZE TO REMEMBER WHAT THEY’RE DOING WHEN THEY TAKE THEY’RE DOING WHEN THEY TAKE CHEAP SHOTS AT PEOPLE LIKE CHEAP SHOTS AT PEOPLE LIKE COLONEL VINDMAN WHEN THEY DON’T COLONEL VINDMAN WHEN THEY DON’T KNOW HIS BACKGROUND AND THEY KNOW HIS BACKGROUND AND THEY DON’T KNOW HIS HISTORY. DON’T KNOW HIS HISTORY.>>SIR, THANK YOU FOR BEING>>SIR, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. HERE. I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU TAKING I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THE TIME. THE TIME.>>THANKS FOR LETTING ME SAY ALL

100 thoughts on “Vindman: Trump-Ukraine Call Record Omitted Biden-Related Mentions | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

  1. It's really very simple: half of those who made those remarks yesterday are dullards and the other half were playing to the dullard vote.

  2. First they manipulate our world views to make us polarized, at each others throats, for their easy divide and conquer. Them they make us lose our friends and allies, make sure no one will trust us. Then they tear down the rightfully proud men amd women of patriotic service and their agencies, making sure our own will think twice about serving.

    Wtf is going on?! This gotta stop!

  3. It kills me that this is the focal point for impeachment. Between committing a dozen acts of obstruction, profiting off a position of authority, declaring a sham national emergency to override the Congressional budget, and whoring out the US military to the highest bidders, the Office has been sufficiently tainted. Such a disgrace.

  4. "We" have not come to this. Republicans have. Turning traitor in order to protect their government power. put every single Republican in jail.

  5. Why don't they record the freaking conversation? What is this, the Stone Age before the invention of the bow and arrow? Or was the recording destroyed? Inquiring minds want to know….

  6. The questions that need to be asked are #1 why aren't these calls recorded and archived? #2 if these conversations aren't worthy of recording why do we have transcribers listening in and creating a written transcript of these the conversations. #3 Perhaps we should ask Ukraine if they record their conversations with heads of state, especially those heads of state engaged in extortion and if they do, would they be willing to share?

  7. The US Constitution was organized naming rights, rules, and requirements, to ensure "We The People" (the private sector) can maintain control over the government. "Domestic Enemies" weaken the Constitution by the transfer of power away from "We The People" and over to the government through taxation, regulation, and creating dependents on the government using socialist policy. Through cutting taxes, deregulation, getting people off welfare, defending the border, and resetting world trade, President Trump has done more to defend the US Constitution than any other in our lifetime. President Obama did the opposite.

  8. TRUMP cheating again? He has cheated on every woman he has ever slept with, why wouldn't he cheat the Citizens of the United States?

  9. This is basically going as people expected. Back when the white house released the call notes, most people thought it was funny that they basically admitted to a crime. Some people, however, posted that it was a somewhat-santitized version of the call, meant to toss out some red meat to the prosecution while hiding some of the more juicy bits of the quid-pro-quo arrangement. Those folks won the bet.

  10. You could tell the the transcript was not perfect by the way trump said it was. "word for word, comma for comma", riiiiight, whenever he adds details they are always bs.

  11. You are a confused little gentleman, your fans all have a serious issue because nobody in their right mind should trust someone that supports a secret soviet inquiry, should be all hung ho about leaks from said secret inquiry. Eat dirt you lying little man.

  12. I wouldn’t be surprised Democrats have the actual transcript and just suing all these tactics as a run around before they release it….

  13. Ohh my god, the whistleblower is trying to now be a witness as someone else in this soviet style inquiry. Pathetic

  14. There is no low that the orange criminal wont sink to bc he is terrified and KNOWS that he is gonna be impeached and removed and in PRISON soon. PLEASE BY NEW YEAR!

  15. That pale pasty faced dough boy isn't a "war hero", whatever his background, it's not "risking his life" anywhere in war. And his buddy, the lying Obama Russian ambassador who had the shady Russian so-called "lawyer" sitting next to him at a hearing, who are all connected to the shady lying set ups for hire, GPS. Of COURSE Dems don't want cross-examination.

  16. Let's see… Oh yeah. FBI, CIA,, NSA and member's of the Senate Intelligence committees. Conspiracy to commit treasonous unconstitutional operations while in high Office's. Implemented to undermine and criminalize a US Presidential candidate. What I remember. Documented. U.S. Secret Service files.

    Yeah. It's interesting how a foreign allied (British Secret Service Agent's) Were recruited by one former FBI Director Comey. Along with operations using Online US FBI Agent's to infiltrate his campaign under FISA warrent. Obtained with false testimony with malicious intent.

    Still awaiting the order from the President to arrest you all and have the U.S. Marshal's Service place you into Grand Jury custody pending serious charges. Enjoy.

  17. The hardesd task is to convince the brain washed FOX News audience that they have been duped by blatant propaganda. And the position of the Evangelicals is most shameful.

  18. The root cause here is Fat Donny refuses to listen to his intelligence leaders on a debunked conspiracy theory and instead listens to the morons on Fox. I saw an intern with the former intelligence officer that flat out said the conspiracy theory of an DNC server being held in Ukraine is complete bunk. He also said Trump refuses to listen and here we are.
    The man simply is mentally unfit to hold office. Plan and simple. He is a full blown cluster B Narcissistic Personalty Disorder Moron.
    Impeach him and Pence. Do not allow this menace to society to Pardon Himself or allow Pence to do The same. Pence is an accessory to multiple crimes. They both need to tried and impeached for their crimes and violations of office. As the walls come closer in Trump will do whatever he can muster up in that sick Brain to sway his base. They need to move quickly and strike unexpectedly. Otherwise he might start something we can’t get out of!

  19. This is the year 2019, and we still don’t have a recording system that automatically starts recording when the handset is lifted from the main part of the phone?! We need humans to transcribe it? Even the police knows that humans are fallible and can’t remember certain things especially if It’s something that is done quickly,…which speech is.

  20. Do Republicans Believe TRUMP? NO. They are determined to defend anything he does b/s they hate other Americans that they think he also Hates.

  21. THANK GOD THAT JESUS CHRIST WAS NOT CALLED TO GIVE TESTIMONY. THE GOP AND TRUMP WOULD DO CHARACTER ASSANATION OF CHRIST AND FOX NEWS WOULD ATTEMPT TO FOREVER CHANGE CHRISTIANITY –ATTACKING CHRIST AS EVIL AND HAVING ILLEGAL TIES TO GOD. I TELL U GOD IS INVOLVED AND WILL DESTROY "EVIL INCARNATE"—TRUMP AND THE GOP. THEY ARE SODOM & GOMORRAH AND WILL BURN TO ASHES!!

  22. this would explain trump repeatedly insisting it was a "perfect" phone call. he thinks it was perfectly altered and FAKED.

  23. That uniform seems WAY TOO MUCH.
    Not the wearing of the uniform, I mean all the glitter , blue band on the cap and the # of ribbons and gold trim everywhere ?
    I get the " war hero " and all of that, I'm just saying TONE IT DOWN A BIT !

  24. This is why the republicans want to know who is testifying . So they can obstruct justice and try and discredit these true patriots who put the United States not their party . Like Matt gaetz who should of lost his seat to witness tampering with Cohen

  25. This is starting to get embarrassing,another Russian collusion hoax. These liberal nut jobs will lose again because no one gives a carp,Trump is winning and this feman will be crying again in 2020.

  26. That is tampering with FEDERAL RECORDS. Illegal due to the fact things were taken out and a false narrative was made. THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS AND SHOWS GUILT. Thus, All material from the Muller Report and all calls with Putin will be lies.

  27. Not breaking and nothing explosive here….We have the transcripts of the call and despite people's opinions, still no Quip Pro Quo…it was the perfect call……🤣🤣😂😂🤣😂😂🤣🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  28. As a Canadian I see Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman as a real and true patriot of the USA. He is a person who is willing to fight, die and speak out for his country. He realizes that above all the country is far more important than the leader. Where as Fox News and the people who support Trump are for Trump but not the country. Trump should be representing everything good about the USA but as we all know Trump only cares for Trump.The GOP have forgotten what it's like to be American and are supporting Trump over the best interests of your country.
    When you cannot defend against the truth you make up things like loyalty. In the last few years the GOP has proven to be loyal only to the GOP. They no longer represent the truth. They no longer support the people. They only support themselves. It's really sad. The USA once was a world leader and a place that many people in the world wanted to be a part of. Now the rest of the world just watches in disbelief as greed, arrogance, hate and just plain stupidity has taken over your country.

  29. So Republicans are claiming a man the immigrated for Ukraine when he was 3 years old is some how a Spy. Yet Trump trusts Putin over all our security organizations? Now tell me who are the traitors?

  30. All the incriminating evidence I put in the transcript is not there anymore……I'M SURE…..boy they are going hard to stop Trump…….FAKE NEWS

  31. look the turks are mongols
    the russians are tartars
    they are cut from the same cloth
    they are the ones called Gog and Magog and if you think I am delusional I am very serious

  32. unless the senate can see with clemency that is mercy all men are blind
    and though justice is blind in the mind it see all things
    in truth

  33. the president or commodus
    he does not give back to the people who gave to him
    what man is this to go over the house who gave him power
    he gives no tithes and the people praise his ignorance and they are led into tyranny

  34. that guy who say he for the people he don`t like black people
    he don`t give nobody poor anything but more work
    we have done enough

  35. Amazing how fast an anti Trump statement is released from the "secret closed door" hearing with no chance to factcheck or cross examine or defend against a witness because its "SECRET"!

  36. We knew someone had changed the transcript when it was released right after DOJ was given the Whistleblowers complaint. FAKE POTUS was trying to jump out in front … what has become a fast moving train.

  37. Typical Trump, if you say something against him or his reasoning his first go to thing is to impugn the persons reputation, especially those with obvious better moral ethics than him.

  38. Bush was right about him being the last Republican President , it's a sad time for America , dump the trash Trump Mafia now , make America great again with a real American hero .

  39. Trump continues to rage for us to read the call transcript. Well, Mr. President, release the actual transcript if it will clear you.

  40. you can call me Cicero
    the Senate must be run on the basis of survival of the people
    not for any particular enslavement
    we are the individual and we are right to treat the hunger justly with truth for to debate survival is to die

  41. Definitely a new LOW for this Kangaroo Administration to smear a patriot WAR veteran like LT COLONEL VIDMAN. Those people has no SHAME whatsoever. While Dumpt stuffed his mouth with hot dogs and burgers this guy out in the WAR ZONE PROTECTING our country along with other veterans. LOCK THIS ORANGE PARASITE UP ALREADY.

  42. America is turning into a dictator country like Russia and Venezuela. Please wake up and stop Trump and his minions or your future, your kids future will be doomed

  43. When Mulvaney admitted several times there was a quid pro quo on tv, he also mentioned that there was a tape that they had listened to in order to create the call summary.

  44. It makes sense now why he kept saying the call was perfect. It’s coz he edited them to make it look like it’s perfect.

  45. As a US Veteran I found Laura Ingraham's comment's anti-american. When right is wrong and wrong is right? Is this how it is? Fux News is a pollutant. BOYCOTT SPONSERS OF FOX CORP!

  46. He's one of our best and brightest? So you ADMIT he's predisposed to hate president Trump, who is only liked by our worst and most stupid?? Haha! Got you!

  47. They are the "bad guys" "spies" "traitors" until they take out the biggest at-large terrorist leader since OBL. They are the "deep state" and "corrupt" until their years of asset development and intelligence gathering pinpoints a location, a reliable pattern of movements and habits from which a highly complex military operation can be orchestrated. " They are no angels " until they give highly valuable real- time intel at zero hour that launches that spectacular take down of Baghdati even as the same bloviating President crowing about "his" military, " his" CIA and "his" killing of said Terrorist target, coordinates with other dictators to slaughter thousands of their own elderly fathers, mothers, their women and children in an act of ethnic cleansing. Amazing the extent of crassness the Trump surrogates will stoop to to blindly defend the indefensible.

  48. oh please – you want a record of the all? ask Ukraine. trump doesn't understand video or audio recordings – that's pretty clear. people who do wrong things, try to cover it up or 'change history'. honest people aren't worried about anyone knowing their activities. trump supporters have split brain syndrome – they'll call accuse someone of espionage because they talk to a 'friendly' foreign country, yet the stable genius they pray to, is clearly in an UNfriendly leader's pocket. the concepts of irony and hypocrisy are totally lost on stupid people.

  49. THE ONLY OPTION TO SAVE AMERICA IS ARREST LAWLESS TRAITOR TRUMP AND HIS UNPATRIOTIC REPUBLICAN MINIONS – DEAD OR ALIVE !

    BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE AND BEFORE THEY TOTALLY DESTABILIZE AND DESTROY AMERICA !

  50. “When the truth offends, we lie and lie until we can no longer remember it is even there. But it is still there… Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Soon or later, that debt is paid.” Valery Legasov

  51. Anything and everything out of Boris Trump’s beak should be considered a LIE! People who’ve served this country with honor have pegged Trump as a dishonest individual, all his actions have been to benefit russia and his financial interests. Why are so many in the GOP ignoring Trump’s crimes? Could it be that they too have been funded by russia directly and indirectly? Follow the money; bet anything else here’s a barrel of Republicans working with russia for political and financial gain! LOCK THEM UP!!!!

  52. might be an idea to ask those knocking this man, to have a quick gander at the medals on his chest… and ask them for a photo of THEIR medals.

  53. More fake news. Read the transcripts for yourself. CNN is spinning and living again. Orders from Zucker to CNN employees, keep propagandizing about the fake news made up fable called impeachment.

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