Democrats And Republicans Make Their Case For And Against Impeaching Trump | NBC News Now

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Democrats and Republicans used the only remaining scheduled public impeachment hearing to make their arguments for, or against, impeaching President Trump. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is a collectio...



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The framers of the constitution were careful students of history. They warned us against the dangers of would-be monarchs, fake, populist and charismatic demagogues. They knew that the most dangerous threat to our country might come from within in the form of a corrupt executive who put his private interests above the interests of the nation president trump put himself before country president tru ...
p put himself before country. The evidence shows that donald j trump, the president of the united states, has put himself before his country. Let me be clear: every fact alleged by the whistleblower has been substantiated by multiple witnesses, each of whom has been questioned extensively by democrats and republicans alike. The allegations also match upwith the president's own words, as released by the white house, words that he still says were perfect. You know: they've been famous moments in impeachment, they've been famous moments in impeachment, as we've gone forward, their famous lines from nixon like what did the president know, and when did he know it from the clinton impeachment there was. I did not have sex with that woman. What would be known about this? One is probably where's the impeachable offense. Why are we here? This is all about, as i said last week, a clock in a calendar. The record in the democrats. Impeachment inquiry does not show that president truong abused the power of his office or obstructed congressto impeach a president who's 63 million people voted for over eight lines in a call transcript is baloney.

The call summary reflects absolutely no pressure or conditionality. President zalenski vocalized no concerns with the subject matters discussed and there is no indication of bribery, extortion or other illegal conduct on the call and when faced with the opening of an official and pietschmann inquiry into his conduct, president trump launched an unprecedented campaign of obstruction of Congress ordering executive branch agencies and government officials to defy subpoenas for documents and testimony we're talking about eight ambiguous lines in a in a call transcript. What you want to talk about the transcript. I don't want to tell i want totalk to you about something. Did you said it's eight lines? Let'S look at slide three. If we may the reference to biden, so you see on the july 25th call on page four. Isn'T it the fact that president trump in his call with president solinsky, said that he heard that former vice president joe biden had stopped the prosecution of a son? Is that correct, sir? Yes or no? It says the other thing. There'S a lot of talk about biden's son. That biden stop the prosecution and all of that is correct. He said he stopped the prosecution point of order he's entitled to answers question fully. Mr. chairman, gentlemen, have you seen the exact if heknows there's a video of the former vp? I think that's what the president's referring to he's.

He was at the council on foreign relations and it was a little bit of a i'm. Only asking you what it says on the transcript is that what it says, sir? It says the other thing, there's a lot of talk about biden's son and that biden stopped the prosecution. It says that correct. That'S what it says here, yes and then it also says it goes on to say. President trump asked president szalinski, if you can look into it correct is that that the words, if you can look into it, correct, that's what it says, and then he saysso president drop by right. President trump was asking ukrainian president szalinski to have the ukrainian officials look into vice president joe biden correct. Is that correct yesterday? I don't. I don't think the record supports that it doesn't say. Can you look into it? President trump is not asking him, i don't. I don't think it supports that. I think it's ambiguous mr. goldman you're an experienced federal prosecutor.

I know that firsthand is this president trump asking president solinsky to investigate his political rival, joe biden? I don't think there's any other way to read the words on the page than to conclude that the wall street journal reported that the committee issued at least four subpoenas toverizon and at & t for call records. Is that correct? We are we wondering yes? Yes, we are because we we only issued subpoenas for call records for people who were involved in the investigation and who had already been subpoenaed by the committee for documents and testimony of their own. Absolutely wonderful ask my question for well. I am trying to answer your question. It was it at least four. Yes, thank you. Gon na save us a lot of time there. How many nissa penis were issued at & t. I don't know if they can. You check your records. This is important because we just found out about this. Over the weekend we got a massive document dump over the weekendpreparing for this hearing, in which the chairman had made it there and the staff admitted they're, not gon na, be able to read it all anyway.

So for all of you riding on fours, but is all that massive documented um we're just simply going on a shift report where she refuses to come testify about during watergate the famous phrase from senator howard baker was asked. What did the president know and when did he know it, who asked president solinsky for a favor president trump, who personally asked president szalinski to investigate his political rival, joe biden, president trump, who stood on the white house lawn and confirmed that he wanted ukraine to investigate? Vice president biden presidentfrom, who stood on that same lawn and said that china should also investigate vice president biden, president trump, as to anything that we do not know in this investigation who has blocked us from knowing it president trump in the white house. So as it relates to president trump, is he an incidental player or a central player in this scheme? President trump is the central player in this scheme. Hey nbc news viewers, thanks for checking out our youtube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch. The latest interviews show highlights and digital exclusives thanks for watching.


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