Raskin Criticizes Republican Defense Of Trump: 'They Don't Accept The Facts' | NBC News

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Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md. questioned how Republicans defend President Trump for working against corruption in Ukraine by bringing up previous court cases against the president. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News D...



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They invite us to believe that donald trump is an anti-corruption crusader who was shaking down president zalenski about corruption when he doesn't raise any corruption on that call, except for what he believed was going on with the biden's, except that he reduced anti-corruption funding for ukraine, except He doesn't raise it anywhere else that we can find, and what do you know you pick up the ne ...
york times yesterday president trump had to pay two million dollars to charities because he ripped off his own charity for millions of dollars. This is the anti-corruption crusader they want us to believe in the guy who had to pay twenty five million dollars to students at the phony trumpuniversity, which the attorney general of new york called a classic bait-and-switch operation. This is the guy that they want us to believe was shaking down the president of ukraine, because he had some secret anti-corruption agenda that actually wasn't related to the biden's that wasn't related to rehabilitating the totally discredited russian conspiracy theory that it was ukraine and not russia. That interfered in our campaign in 2016 come on, get real, be serious. We know exactly what happened here. Seventeen witnesses, it's uncontradicted, there's no rival story, no rival story at all and our our colleagues will not even tell us whether in theory, they think it would be wrong for the president, the united states to shakedown foreign governments to come and get involved in our presidential Campaigns in order to harm the president's political opponents, they won't even tell us in principle whether they think that's wrong, because they think it's too dangerous at that point. We know that they don't accept the facts. We know they don't accept the evidence. They don't like the fact that the depositions took place in the basement. Where should they've been in the from the first floor the second floor? Would they accept the facts if we found some other room? Would that be alright because their people were there? I was in that room. There were democrats, there were republicans. The democratic council got an hour.

Therepublican council got an hour. It was even on both sides. Enough of these phony process objections. Let'S get back to the facts of what happened. The president united states shook down a foreign power to come and get involved in our election. That'S wrong. I yield back 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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