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Why Are Politicians Doubling Down On Their Offensive Comments? | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC



this just in cNN has just filed a lawsuit against the White House the network is demanding the return of the White House press credentials for their reporter Jim Acosta and they're also accusing the White House officials of violating CNN and Acosta's First Amendment rights and if you think that's not normal now Mississippi Senator Cindy hyde-smith she's doubling down defending her comments after joking about attending a public hanging video of the Republican making remarks first surfaced over the weekend the senator then released this statement quote in a comment on November 2nd I referred to accepting an invitation to a speaking engagement in referencing the one who invited me I used an exaggerated expression of regard and any attempt to turn this into a negative connotation is ridiculous reporters surprise surprise pressed her on this yesterday I put out a statement yesterday and we stand by the statement and that's all I'm going to say about it hyde-smith faces they run off on November 27th with Democrat Mike SB who is african-american joining me now MSNBC contributor and Princeton University professor Eddie Glaude and back with me former senator bob torricelli Eddie there's a lot to go through here every day we're trying to figure out do we follow the the most recent this is unheard of this is unprecedented this is crazy because when we do many people say oh you're just chasing the most recent shiny distraction but in not covering them and not talking about these issues the risk we run Eddie is that our norms are being pushed out of whack and our democracy the foundation of this nation was built on those norms yeah what we've experienced since 2016 and actually but a little bit before that Stephanie is Normie Rosen that the kind of basic common sense agreements that we've had that we've held that kind of stabilize our democracy have been tossed out of the window and here what we see I think is really interesting is the effects of the discussion of discourse around political correctness that somehow to apologize to engage in a kind of decent to demonstrate decency with regards to people who are different from you if somehow a sign of weakness when in fact what it becomes is justification for violin harmful and hurtful remarks and what's interesting about synthesis via hyde-smith here there's a tendency Stephanie for people to play fast and loose with my our dead with black people's dead it's not like lynching is an ancient practice their folks are walking in Mississippi right now who have relatives who were lynched who have people who have dead people because of that violent ritual of American of the American South that Mississippi was excellent at so it was real was crude it wasn't just simply an exaggerated expression of public regard it was crude insensitivity it was harmful it was ugly and and I think she needs to go down to Bryan Stevens's Museum over in Birmingham and get a sense of the depth of violence and violence of that of that practice it's also not an expression senator translating this idea of hyper political correctness and what is common decency and what concerns me is she didn't really apologize she said don't turn this into something negative and and she brushed it aside attempt to what does it say that she doesn't believe she will pay a political or ethical price it's as though there's no shame well first of all she's either as just suggested incredibly insensitive where she's an idiot my kids would be thrown out of school but my son would be expelled from school if he suggested something I've noted my caste all my adult life I served in the house with them first of all Mike I am so sorry that you and your family have to be part of a discussion where someone would have the audacity to raise lynching I get upset even saying this while you're trying to serve your country it it is beyond the pale and I've tried to think it's an italian-american what someone could have said to me that would have been as offensive to me and my family there isn't anything there is anything it would like being in a race as a Jewish American and having a Holocaust denial if the history of this there's a wonderful new book out the warmth of another Sun if you if there's anyone left in America who doesn't know the history of lynching hard though it is to believe the public spectacles the thousands of people the people not not to not grown men lynch whole families thousands of people who gather to celebrate the deaths you grew up in Mississippi you want to serving the United States Senate and you didn't know this history it is impossible anyway Mike I'm sorry if I'm sorry you have to endure it Cindy I may feel no shame but I've shame you ma'am I got to ask you about this Eddie this story I didn't want to believe it it is making headlines and it is yet another example of the deterioration of norms please look at this picture a Wisconsin School District is investigating after a photo of what appears to be a group of mostly white male students holding up a Nazi salute this image went viral this is 2018 Eddie when I saw this for the first time last night I'm a fool I'm naive I didn't want to believe it was true my husband I looked at it I looked at it upside down I looked at it backwards I looked at pictures of my sons dabbing with their friends saying maybe I'm confused but I'm not this is 2018 there were parents of these kids taking that picture how concerned are you that this is where we are Stephanie there's so much ugliness in our country right now so much disregard for the humanity of others it begins at the top but it doesn't start there it he's just an exaggerated indication of the ugliness that's in us those those are those are children young men engaging in the Nazis by the way let's remember those are children who are not so hating and so part of what we're standing at the precipice this is a crisis moment a unique inflection point the nation will have to decide whether or not it's going to be racist or not these aren't these aren't outlier Stephanie these aren't you know individual monsters these are our children this is us we have to decide whether or not we're going to be racist or not and that's not going to we can't hide anymore it's all out in the open you can't put this genie back in the bottle and so we're gonna have to decide who we're going to be who do we take ourselves to be and that decision is going to say that this has to be rooted in that is no longer acceptable and it must be banished once and for all from our body politic and until we do that we will see even more we will see even uglier things in the immediate future in even uglier even more vile things Stephanie on the immediate horizon because this is where we are right now mind you that politics is the ultimate consumer business it's the last great competitive industry in America it is consumer led when people do this and candidates say these things and they behave this way they're doing it because they have a market it isn't simply the candidates they know what they are doing people will respond to it that's the greater danger I'm gonna respond to it with love for all those boys in those pictures in that picture you're teenagers you have a chance to be better today be better tomorrow and we're gonna teach you to do that and I'm so sorry that your parents or your community and your school didn't but you have the chance to be great tomorrow and I believe in you hey there I'm Chris Hayes from MSNBC thanks for watching MSNBC on YouTube if you want to keep up to date with the videos we're putting out you can click subscribe just below me or click over on this list to see lots of other great videos

House Democrats Hold Mueller Report Hearing



the Judiciary Committee will come to order without objection the chair is authorized to declare recesses of the committee at any time we welcome everyone to today's hearing on lessons from the Muller report presidential obstruction and other crimes I will now recognize myself for an opening statement just over two years ago Special Counsel Robert Muller was charged with conducting a full and thorough investigation of the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election unquote including an examination of quote any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump and any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation close quote he concluded in his own words quote Russian intelligence officers who were part of the Russian military launched a concerted attack on our political system those officers used sophisticated cyber techniques to hack into computers and networks used by the Clinton campaign they stole private information and then released that information through fake online identities and through the organization WikiLeaks we now know that the Russian government linked that time to their operation to interfere with our election to harm the candidacy of Secretary Clinton and to benefit the Trump campaign separately the special counsel concluded the Russian entities quote engaged in a social media operation where Russian citizens posed as Americans in order to interfere in the election close quote using fake identities on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter these operatives planned rallies in favor the president and spread lies about Secretary Clinton made to look like with Media again these activities represent a direct attack on our democratic process with respect to these two specific up with respect to these two specific operations by the Russian government the special counsel did not find sufficient evidence to charge Trump campaign officials with conspiracy against the United States he did however document at least 171 contacts between members of the Trump campaign and transition team and the Russian government 16 Trump campaign officials are known to have had direct communications with Russian agents representatives of the Trump campaign exchanged emails and phone calls and held face-to-face meetings with high-level Russian government officials Russian oligarchs and even some of the hackers the special counsel accused of working to sway the election there can be no question that Congress must investigate this direct attack and our democratic process I believe that ranking member Collins agrees that we must do so without delay in a letter he sent last month he urged the committee to call Robert Muller to testify during the Memorial Day recess if necessary both for the sake of transparency and quote for the American public to learn the full contours of the special counsels investigation close quote in a letter he sent last week the ranking member again asked us to examine quote the threat Russia and other nefarious actors have played and may continue to play in our elections close quote over the course of the coming weeks this committee will do just that we will examine the effects of foreign influence in our elections I hope that we will hear testimony from the special counsel as well but the country cannot hope to understand the Russian government's attack on our democratic system if we do not also investigate who stood to benefit from that attack and the extent to which the Trump campaign may have welcomed it similarly we cannot fully understand the special counsels work without also discussing president Trump's repeated attempts to undermine it in his report the special counsel describes 10 separate incidents in which the president attempted to change the scope of direction of the investigation or to end it all too at one point President Trump ordered White House Council Don began to fire the special counsel later he asked me Gann to write a letter stating that the incident never happened again said he would rather resign at different stages he asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Unruh cues in quotes himself and to step in to direct the investigation away from the president's conduct and of course the president's public statements about this investigation before and after before and after the results of the Miller report are at best at odds with the evidence laid out in the report itself there can be no question that this committee must investigate this behavior as well today's hearing is the first in a series of hearings designed to unpack the work of the Special Counsel and related matters we have a responsibility to do this work to follow the facts where they lead to make recommendations to the whole house as circumstances warrant and to craft legislation that makes certain no president Democrat a Republican can ever act in this way again our witnesses today include three former federal prosecutors each of whom has considerable experience weighing the kind of evidence laid out by the special counsel in his report and is in demand in his indictments of 34 individuals including President Trump's national security adviser his campaign manager his deputy campaign manager and his personal attorney our panel also includes mr. John Dean who served as white House Counsel to President Nixon and who became a critical witness for prosecutors and congressional investigators attempting to respond to President Nixon's attempt to obstruct the Department of Justice and the FBI we will rely on the expertise of these witnesses to help draw our own conclusions about the findings of the special counsel and other evidence before us today we will do so mindful of the house rules that prevent us from making inappropriate personal references to the President to members of this committee and to other members of Congress but the rules of decorum in the House of Representatives are a shield not a sword the rules are designed to focus the debate on the facts and the law and can therefore help us this that's the findings of the special council with the seriousness they deserve the rules are not however an opportunity to avoid discussing serious allegations of misconduct altogether I know that the ranking member and I disagree on any number of topics including on what conclusions we should draw from the facts laid out by the special counsel for example in his last letter he argued that President Trump has been quote vindicated unquote by the special counsels report I cannot agree with that conclusion either I believe with the special counsel given his insistence that his report quote does not exonerate the president close quote but I also know that the ranking member and I agree on the seriousness of the attack on our elections now and that we must work together to make it more difficult for any president to ignore the danger that presented itself in 2016 that work continues in this hearing room today and that continues that the Department of Justice later this afternoon when this committee will begin to review some of the document documents that Attorney General Barr previously denied us I am pleased that we have reached an agreement to review at least some of the evidence underlying the Mullah report including interview notes first-hand accounts of misconduct and other critical evidence and that this material will be made available without delay to members of the committee on both sides of the aisle as a result I see no need to resort to the criminal contempt statute to enforce our April 19th subpoena at least for now so long as the department upholds its end of the bargain but our arrangement with the department does not extend to the full scope of our request for the full model report and its underlying materials including grand jury information nor does it extend to our demand that done began a key fact witness testified before this committee our work will therefore continue tomorrow on the House floor when we consider chairman McGovern's resolution to authorize this committee to enforce its subpoena through civil litigation is my expectation that as a result of this authorization mr. McGann will testify before here before long between now and then we still have an obligation to investigate the deeply troubling evidence outlined by the special counsel not merely the portions that implicate Russian Nationals as some have suggested but the entire report including the volume that lays out some of the president's troubling behavior the committee's work is serious we should delay it no further we should conduct ourselves in a manner that is consistent with the rules of the house and worthy of this chamber and even if we cannot agree to draw the same conclusions from the evidence we should at least proceed with a common with the common understanding we were attacked we were attacked by a foreign adversary president Trump's campaign took full advantage of the attack when it came the descriptions of obstruction of justice and volume to go to the heart of our legal system if we can agree on this common set of facts as our starting place and agree to follow the facts of the law where they take us I believe we can make a great deal of progress in this hearing today I thank the panel for being here today and I look forward to your testimony before we proceed further I want to note for the record that the gentlelady from Pennsylvania miss Dean is unable to be with us today due to a death in the family she very much wanted to participate in today's hearing and I did not want anyone to misinterpret her absence it is now my pleasure to recognize the ranking member the Judiciary Committee the gentleman from Georgia mr. Collins for his opening statement Thank You mr. chairman and I appreciate especially the last and I would spend my prayers and thoughts to miss Dean as well I'm just a little over a little under a year in fact Monday this week will be one year from losing my mother so it is for all of us we go through that and it's an expression of love however I will come to this hearing today and say that we were continuing I appreciate the Chairman's understanding I appreciated the Chairman outlying a great deal of the Masek conclusion that was an affirmative conclusion from the Moller investigation that was a the foreign interference in the Russian part of this what is amazing though and I agree with the Chairman's assessment of being attacked and and there's something we've known the Russians were always a part for some of us we've been talking about the Russians for a long time in that but it's about priorities and here's my question about priorities and coming to this hearing and the question of priorities is is if we were attacked as the chairman just said then the priority should be to go to the battlefield on the attack where we were attacked on and not run by the sideshow to hear from the commentators we should actually go to the one that the the mr. Muller actually said was we have a problem here we're showing you we've actually inducing indictments here how can we firm up our elections how can we do away with foreign interference how can we do that it's about priorities and I think what has happened here is the Chairman is showing the priorities the priorities were from November 2016 it appears that we have an issue with who got elected president and we thought the Moller investigation would solve this for us and it really did not even after a lot of discussion we're gonna hear a lot about that today and in the discussion that we have but he goes back to priorities and priorities of bringing what we focus on and how we focus on it and if you look at the the witnesses today and you discuss what was actually just went on fro ha we're not bringing Russia front and center we're not bringing the the threats to our election front and center although I appreciate the Chairman reading the letters that I send him and understanding what we could actually be working on and I'm wanting to move forward there but however here we come with some folks that are great folks you're wonderful on TV I could catch your testimony on TV in fact by the way I couldn't this morning I'm a Republican I believe that you use everything that you've got there's much business you won't generate as much as you want to work for yourself I don't believe it's the problem of this committee to have to come in here from those who are not a part of the Moller investigation who are not a part of this pontificating on things that you can do on TV like all of us get a chance to do occasionally but not here on the hearing but then we get and I'm sort of reminded to rush the priority issue because just a few years ago it was brought up and one of our kin has talked about Russia being a threat and the former president mr. Obama said you know that the 80s are asking for their foreign policy by well guess what this committee is now hearing from the 70s and

House Democrats Begin Public Hearings On Mueller Report | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC



welcome back I'm Stephanie ruhle House Democrats are not committing to impeachment proceedings but short of that they are doing everything they can to keep the President and Robert Muller's report in public eye this week that includes two congressional hearings and a full house vote on whether to hold Attorney General William Bar and former White House Counsel Don Magan it's civil contempt first up a hearing in the Judiciary Committee that will feature testimony from John Dean President Nixon's White House Counsel who testified against his former boss during the Watergate hearings back in 1973 Joyce maths is a former US attorney and professor at the University of Alabama law school and she will also be testifying in this afternoon's hearing also joining the conversation Matt Miller a former chief spokesperson for the Justice Department Joyce obviously we should note you are an MSNBC contributor but you are testifying on your own today as a former US Attorney with a whole lot of expertise what can you tell us about your testimony and why you think this hearing is going to be so valuable it's an interesting hearing Stephanie because today when we testify and I'll be there with my former colleague barb McQuaid who is the US attorney in Detroit Michigan when I was the US Attorney in Alabama and we're there not because we have personal political views but we're there to lend our expertise as prosecutors and talk with the committee about how prosecutors evaluate evidence in an investigation and how they compare that and analyze it in light of the legal standards the elements you have to prove in order to establish a crime and and how we would make charging decisions given the the body of evidence that the Moller report has compiled Matt John Dean is going to testify today yes he's an expert on what happened to Richard Nixon 40 years ago but what does he bring to the table because many people are saying it's odd he has nothing to do with this and Republicans of course are saying this is just political theater ignore it you know it's a fair question I don't know if you're a fan of all country music and know that old Charlie Robinson song you're not the best but you're the best that I can do but I think that's a little bit how I think of this hearing today which is not a slide against Joyce obvious she's the best in my book and this hearing is important but look the committee wanted to have a bunch of other witnesses by now they wanted to have Bob Muller before the committee they wanted to have Don began before the committee but they've been unable to get that done so I think what you see now is a two-track strategy so while they go to court to try to compel testimony from witnesses like Don McGann they're going to bring other witnesses like Joyce and John Dean and barb McQuaid who can come in and speak to what the Moller report shows which is pretty clear evidence that the cook the president committed obstruction of justice and a number of occasions most Americans don't know that I think the point of today's hearing is to bring experts in to explain that while the committee separately goes to court to try to get the witnesses from the Muller report compelled to appear then to that point Joyce these hearings are not fact-finding missions John Dean Barbara and yourself were not involved in this administration it seems more that they're simply trying to shine a spotlight and explain more to the American people most of whom have not read the report I think that's right Stephanie this is table setting this is helping people understand the context in which the events that the Moller report examined occurred and and Matt makes an important point and all acknowledge being the best that they can do because the real shame here is that folks who should have complied with subpoenas to appear in front of this committee because Congress has an article one oversight function to comply with the fact that those subpoenas have been essentially ignored is shameful it's a violation of the norms I know people get tired of hearing us talk about norms being violated but these are so essential to the functioning of our government hopefully the American people will begin to see that but here's the issue it's setting a table for those who are already at the table who believe that there is obstruction of justice who are going to be watching this saying hell yes but does it move the needle in any way Matt tomorrow you've got this houseboat does the vote make any difference because even if they agreed to hold bar and begin in contempt here's what gets me does any of it matter when is it going to happen in my little mind I would think subpoenas and being held in contempt would actually cost you something well look I think you're seeing the committee there they're always kind of two things in congressional oversight one is try to move the needle needle on public opinion and I don't know that a contempt vote does that and I think that could the house may actually not hold the two of them in contempt but the other thing that's going to happen on the floor is a very separate second piece of it which is authorize the committees to go to court so while moving that you that may in itself not move the needle on public opinion it gives the committee's the ability to go to court and try to enforce these subpoenas you know I think you've seen as Joyce said a bunch of witnesses just kind of flagrantly thumb their nose at the committee's lawful exercise of their constitutional authority and so what they're what Congress is being forced to do what the house is being forced to do is go to court and what what that vote in the house did we'll do tomorrow is give the committee's a chance to be able to do that more quick so it gives not just the G okay but Intel and banking and all the others who are seeing witnesses from inside out the and outside administration's just completely Stonewall the chance to try to break down that wall hey there I'm Chris Hayes from MSNBC thanks for watching MSNBC on YouTube if you want to keep up to date with the videos we're putting out you can click subscribe just below me or click over on this list to see lots of other great videos

Vice President Mike Pence On Pride Flag At Embassies: I Support ‘One Flag Should Fly’ | NBC News



it is Pride Month did the administration direct US embassies not to fly the pride flag I'm aware of that the State Department indicated that on the flagpole of our American embassies that one flag should fly and that's the American flag and I support that to the LGBTQ community who feels as though that runs counter to the president celebrating Pride Month in his tweet well as the president said on the night we were elected we're proud to be able to serve every American and and we both feel that way very passionately but when it comes to the American flag pole at American embassies in capitals around the world having the one American flag fly I think is the right decision and we put no restrictions on displaying any other flags or any other any other displays at our embassies beyond that hae-in see 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

Nancy Pelosi Reportedly Tells Democrats She Wants To See Donald Trump ‘In Prison’ | NBC Nightly News



tonight House Speaker Nancy Pelosi escalating her war of words against the president Politico reporting that during a meeting Tuesday she was pressed by Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler to start impeachment proceedings NBC News has learned from a congressional source in the room Pelosi then said about the president I don't want to see him impeached I want to see him in prison Pelosi has indicated she wants the president prosecuted after leaving office a spokesperson for the speaker would not confirm the comments at the somber ceremonies in Normandy today Pelosi didn't want to get political telling MBC's Andrea Mitchell with all due respect to your question on my but against the same Normandy backdrop the president took aim at Pelosi when he was asked whether Special Counsel Robert Muller should testify he made such a fool out of himself equally nervous Nancy Nancy Pelosi doesn't talk about it Nancy Pelosi is a disaster okay she's a disaster and let her do what she wants you know what I think they're in big trouble tonight Pelosi is facing pushback from a growing number of Democrats calling for an impeachment inquiry up to 60 House members but Pelosi insists it's too soon we're following the facts well take them where they lead us according to Politico Judiciary Chairman Nadler told some Democrats he might subpoena Robert Muller in the next two weeks Nadler has said he's confident Muller will come in soon but it will be behind closed doors hey NBC News fans 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

Full Demmings: Impeachment Is 'A major Undertaking' For House Democrats | MTP Daily | MSNBC



we're from valve Deming she is a member of the House Judiciary Committee and is one of the 59 Democrats who support opening an impeachment inquiry congresswoman good to see you hi Chuck good to see you as well so let me ask do you feel are you surprised that there wasn't a greater number willing to go public about impeachment here we are one week removed from Robert Muller's at the time stunning public remarks Chuck no I really wasn't because you know to begin an impeachment proceeding or process is a major undertaking and for me as a former law enforcement officer you know I say it along with the majority of my colleagues in the very beginning let's wait to see what is in the Muller report and kind of take our direction from that well after reading their report I've said two months ago and I still say today I believe there is enough in that report to show that the president clearly obstructed justice tried to prevent others from cooperating persons around him lying they've been indicted I believe there's more than enough right now to begin those proceedings but look I have the utmost respect for a speaker she's the speaker she has a lot more to consider she has to look at the bigger picture than what's going on in the Judiciary Committee so I'm not really surprised at the number of people who have not come out publicly publicly you know when we have private conversations a lot of people are frustrated they are inpatient they feel the way that I do but let him figure it out we want to get this right and so but for me I believe we have enough and we're ready it's interesting that do you believe it was interesting Jim Clyburn over the weekend and he sort of walked it back a little bit he was implying the idea that impeachment feels inevitable that it's not you're not ready now but you're sort of you're getting close are you one of those that believe and I know he walked back to comment do you believe it's going to happen you're just not there yet or this is a 50/50 proposition yeah let me say I mean when you read the mullah report clearly the president multiple times either obstructed justice or attempted to obstruct justice we know right now Chuck that he is continuing to obstruct justice by not allowing those around him and those who are former staffers to obey lawful subpoenas that have been issued that prevent us from doing the investigations that the American people expect us to do now you know I heard what the Majority Whip said I believe if we stay on this path and justices continue to be instructed and we're unable to provide the oversight and do the investigations we need to do I don't see how impeachment is not inevitable you know congresswoman how would you if you got a run when you I assume you're gonna run for reelection I don't want to make assumption but assuming you run for re-election a year from now and you're out there campaigning and you've not opened an impeachment inquiry do you think that's a tougher thing for you to explain to your constituents or do you think it amazing yeah but I think a major part of what we're doing right now right is to make sure that the American public people in my districts and districts all over this country understand exactly what the impeachment process means what it involves and really lay out the case to them we know they don't have time to read all four hundred and something pages of the Mulla report so it's up to us to lay the case out for them it was so significant for the American people to hear Bob Muller in his own voice explain some of the most significant portions of that report but you know I keep an open dialogue with the people in my district of course they are asking when are you all going to begin and feech met summer s and could you explain what that means and I'm being sure to just keep the lines of communications open for them so they'll understand those who are in favor but clearly understand those who are not quite there yet so we can all move forward and deal with some of the issues really that we have been sent to Congress to deal with like health care and other issues that the American people worry about I'm curious should it does it matter to you that polls are showing that a majority aren't there yet on impeachment we got one in Michigan showing the majority in Michigan this is swing state where right now Democrats are polling very well against Trump but a majority don't want impeachment I know in Florida that number is even higher of people that want impeachment does that have an impact on you at all that a you know you're look you're you're in the swingingest of swing states you thought if somebody came to you and said you know that impeachment is going to mean the difference between Florida going red or blue and starting impeachment is gonna push it red would that have an impact on you chuck you know I wish that I had the luxury for me to make every decision as a former law enforcement officer now as a member of Congress based on how popular or unpopular that decision would be I don't have that luxury and when as I said earlier when you read the Muller report it is clear to me that the president abused his power obstructed justice and tried to get others to do the same we have an obligation to address that and take the action that has been given to us by the Constitution I think Bob Muller was also pretty clear it would have been great if he had drawn a prosecutorial decision but he didn't but I think he laid out the case that it's Congress responsibility and he's given it to us to act and we need you Sam by the way you sound like you think Bob Muller wasn't clear enough that he I had somebody on my panel on Sunday say he took a mulligan and hit it into the lake well what I said a couple of months ago on a confidential phone call that I was on with the Democratic caucus was that I wish he had been clear but he did leave us my words breadcrumbs to follow okay so it would have been great if he had drawn all the conclusions he didn't but we know in our hearts what the right decision is and we have work I do congresswoman Bal Demmings from Central Florida thanks very much for coming on Sharyn reviews I appreciate it thank you hello youtubers if you're watching this it means you've checked out our channel so thank you now do me a favor subscribe by clicking on that button down there click on any of the videos to watch the latest interviews and highlights from MTV daily and MSNBC you get more me to press content every morning and the first read newsletter if you're tired of content that you don't know anything about where it came from you don't have to have that problem with us NBC News MSNBC MTP and the Meet the Press mindset right here for you on YouTube subscribe now

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DC where a few miles from here Donald Trump is still stewing and fuming and tweeting about Robert Miller's press conference and the prospect that it may have increased his chances of being impeached among the ripple effects of that historic appearance by robert muller this week Elizabeth Warren one of the first Democratic presidential candidates a call for Donald Trump's impeachment today proposed shredding the DOJ policy that places presidents above the law from her proposal quote Congress should make it clear the president can be indicted for criminal activity including obstruction of justice and when I'm president I'll appoint Justice Department officials who will reverse flawed policies so no president is shielded from criminal accountability and while we're on the topic of accountability new comments today from Attorney General Bill Barr who says he's not worried about his legacy or political capital in his words everyone dies adding he does not regret taking the job in many ways I'd rather be back to my old life but I think that I love the Department of Justice I love the FBI I think it's important that we not in this period of intense partisan feelings destroy our institutions I think one of the ironies today is that people are saying that it's President Trump that's shredding our institutions I really see no evidence of that from my perspective the idea of resisting a democratically elected president and basically throwing everything Hahnemann and you know really changing the norms on the grounds that we have to stop this president that's where the shredding of our of our norms and our institutions is occurring really stop and think about what he said for a second and how appropriate it is that the man who decided unilaterally what Robert Miller would not that there wasn't enough evidence to say that the President had committed a crime also seized not enough evidence that Trump is shredding institutions mr. Attorney General has this for evidence everybody sees what's going on in the Justice Department was for justice now with quotes these are really really dishonest people and they're bad people and I really think they don't like our country I really believe that questions from CNN is fake news I don't take questions from CNG that's okay I know you're not thinking you never do this was an Obama judge and I'll tell you what it's not going to happen like this anymore there was treason and it should never be allowed to happen to another president again ever ever ever I think father is a true never jumper 18 Trump haters including people that work for Hillary Clinton and some of the worst human beings on earth shredding institutions is his thing and on top of all that new calls from Republicans now for robert muller to testify so that they might make the fox news highlight reel Rudy Giuliani saying Republican Congressmen would eviscerate Muller but the special counsel is afraid Sean Hannity parroting that insisting Muller doesn't want to answer questions from Jim Jordan Mark meadows and Matt Gaetz it's worth pointing out testimony from Muller is unlikely at this point he said on Wednesday that he's retiring and that the report speaks for itself and in this post fact era championed by the current president some are wondering if Muller's by-the-book dedication to a lawful process makes him ill suited for the moment New York Times writing today quote mr. Muller seemed to expect that the system would work as it had in the past with Congress or perhaps voters making the decision about whether mr. Trump had committed a crime only to see the president's hand-picked attorney general and mr. Muller's longtime friend make his own determination that there was not enough evidence to support such a charge and that is where we start today with some of our favorite reporters and friends Cara Lee is an NBC national political correspondent joining us from Los Angeles Times White House reporter Eli Stokes plus former Democratic congresswoman in Washington Post columnist Donna Edwards making some headlines of her own today also joining us is former US Attorney Joyce Vance and Chuck Rosenberg former senior FBI official and US attorney Chuck I've been waiting to talk to you all week about this extraordinary performance from Robert Muller and I want your thoughts on all of it but but but first I want to know if you have a theory on the case as to why Barre is so obsessed with bracketing everything everything his alleged friend Robert Muller does going out five times before his friend Robert Muller releases his report racing to do a sit-down with be at news the minute the minute Robert Muller leaves the podium at DOJ and continuing to disparage the process by which Robert Muller reached his conclusion on the obstruction investigation right it seems like it's really hard for the truth to catch up to Bill Barr dobar is sprinting ahead of it you know I want to just take a moment to address what the New York Times wrote about Bob Muller and I think it addresses your question Nicole you know is Bob the right man at the right time for this task and to my mind and I'm admittedly biased the answer is absolutely yes what we need now more than ever is somebody who plays by the rules Bob Muller is the epitome of that person and what you see perhaps are those that we criticize for shredding norms now including the Attorney General the United States by the way who bridle at the things that Bob Muller does and stands for and says and so if I had to choose a path even if it's less effective I would choose the path that Bob Mollica walked I will say this bar holds a robust view of article 2 of the Constitution and so perhaps he and you know and I'm not sure I believe the words about to come out of my mouth but perhaps he in good faith thinks the President of the United States didn't commit a crime fine he was entitled to his opinion but he's not entitled to disparage Bob Muller or his work or to leave him out there hanging if Bill Barr really had difficulty with what Bob Muller did he remains his boss he could demand that that Muller give him his conclusion it just seems like they're trying to set up a very good man and I find it highly distressing let me just drill down on what bar is doing bar is still Chuck Rosenberg disparaging and targeting the refusal to say that Donald Trump did not commit crimes when he obstructed the investigation Robert Muller I think you'd agree chooses his words like a precision missile said when an individual obstructs an investigation that individual clearly Donald Trump the investigation obviously his own what Barr is doing now is I think trying to stick a stick in the axle there and stop the wheels of justice from grinding up from the special counsel's office to Capitol Hill which is where they appeared to be going after special counsel Muller's press conference on Wednesday can you explain why bar would be so determined to do that why the open question about criminality around obstruction is still so dangerous and so terrifying to the president right because if the question on criminality is decided if it's resolved if it's resolved the way that Muller and his team obviously think it should be resolved then this president ought to be impeached by Democrats by Republicans by libertarians by independence by everybody up there and so if you want to save the president you have to talk about him in ways that just don't square with the truth you have to say that there was an exoneration you have to say that there was no collusion you have to say that it was a hoax you have to characterize it as a witch-hunt you have to do everything Nicole but read the darn report once you get into the details once you get into those stubborn facts what you see is a pattern of obstruction of justice and oh by the way we don't need to convict a president of obstruction of justice to remove him from office we just have to reduce those facts in an impeachment trial to remove him from office and so what I think you're seeing on the other side is an attempt to hide two outfits off you skate right to to sort of decode the facts and I think that's really dangerous it's not new we've seen a lot of it but I think it's really dangerous I have one more for you jack and then I'm gonna open this up but I spent a lot of the week trying to I've a seven year old so I spend a lot of my life trying to boil things down to seven-year-old comprehension and I'm not saying the Congress is seven but you can take from that parallel whatever you want so presidential motorcade speed I've been in a lot of them they speed for safety they speed to get through sometimes dangerous cities they speed for efficiency and they speed because most presidential motorcades drive on closed freeways they drive above the speed limit no police officer sits on the side of the freeway with that you know speed gun to catch them and no presidential motorcade vehicle receives a ticket doesn't mean they weren't speeding a former national security official said that was a suitable analogy to obstruction just because Muller wasn't examining or prosecuting Donald Trump for the crime of obstruction doesn't mean he wasn't obstructing and just because at the end he didn't write him a ticket for obstruction of justice doesn't mean that he couldn't be charged if he were anyone else is that an appropriate parallel absolutely and I think it's actually a good way to think about it lots of people do things that are wrong and don't get caught or don't get charged for it you know in the world of criminal tax evasion not civil tax mistakes but criminal tax evasion we know we catch a very small percentage of people who cheat on their taxes so you can cheat on your taxes and go to jail you can cheat on your taxes and skate by but the conduct is still cheating on your taxes or speeding down a freeway even if it's shut down to the regular public and so I think the analogy works what Bob Muller found was a set of facts that would for anybody else on the planet constitute an obstruction of justice the fact that he couldn't charge the president with it based on DOJ policy doesn't mean the president didn't do it so I think your analogy is spot-on Joyce Vance let me ask you to jump in on what is not not a good-faith campaign on the part of Rudy Giuliani or Sean Hannity for the public or the Congress to hear from Robert S Mulliken astir and very different but calls from the right some of the president's allies to have robert muller on capitol hill to be pressed by jacket list Jim Jordan what's that about so we all know what it's about we've seen this dog-and-pony show before this won't be about asking questions of director Muller it will be about congressmen jumping up and down on their stage using the bully pulpit to make statements and then ending their statements with a question mark at the end so they remain within the procedural rules of the house it's I I think unfortunate it may be worth it so here's from Bob Muller firsthand in that forum perhaps being questioned more cohesively by Democrats but this is just another part of the Republican effort to discredit a man who is Chuck I think has said very eloquently has played by the rules has tried to preserve the country when those around him seem to be burning down its norms at a frightening pace and we're gonna get to your calls because it's double sided right I mean we saw the power of nine minutes from robert muller to move this conversation to move people's understanding about what was in the report and there is a valid and legitimate wish desire effort to see more of that on Capitol Hill to educate the public and that's what you write about today right it is I mean I think it's actually really important to be able to tell a story that is a full narrative and my fear right now is that Democrats have spread this information out across six different committees multiple subpoenas and court proceedings and it's kind of incoherent for the American public and I think it is important to hear from Bob Muller and frankly in a select committee setting or something like that they can actually set the terms where there's questioning from counsel and not from members where members pass off questions to counsel to try to tell a story they don't have to have the terms of the debate set like ordinary congressional hearings and I think that's what Democrats need to do and if the American people don't hear it in that way and I describe it as the difference between reading a book and I read the book and seeing the movie the movie kind of sticks with you because that's the kind of world that we're in people are busy and Democrats in order to move public opinion have to begin to tell the story otherwise they don't have the narrative at all where are we though in that process I talked to a former national security official who thought that that the moment was slipping away from Democrats well I think it's I think it's close I think the danger here is that the president pretends in his language that he wants to bring impeachment on I don't believe it for a minute you need his tweets you look at his demeanor and a you know on a press cluster this is somebody who is fearing impeachment like you know you fear the measles he wants he doesn't want impeachment Democrats should not run away from it and frankly the Constitution requires it all right now to the people who know more than I than all of us the reporters where is this story going what is the president doing because the president disagrees with Sean Hannity and Rudy Giuliani he tweeted last week I don't know why the radical left Democrats want Bob Muller I guess that's you to testify when he just issued a 40 million dollar report that states loud and clear for all to hear no collision no obstruction now he's got a different message or at least his friends do and maybe it's thinking that that is not what Robert Muller concluded where is the White House on the Moller testimony on Barras antics and on where this thing is heading well clearly they were a bit nervous watching him on television unsure of what he was going to say they had some you know imagery ready to tweet out afterwards saying case closed and everything else but I think the reason that the White House is sending out this message that we what you do not comply with these subpoenas from House Democrats is because they appreciate the value of a televised hearing they understand what that would mean for the country how everybody would focus on the president understands the power of television as well as anybody and and he knows that you sit Bob Muller there for several hours and everybody in the country is watching it that's going to be a serious moment and that may change public opinion in a way that a lot of other things have not I think Bob mower also understands the spectacle that that would be and that's why not to disagree with anything that Chuck said about Bob mower and his Constitution and how he he sees things and not wanting to get involved in something that would come across incredibly partisan but that is if he decides not to go testify that is depriving the Democrats of that opportunity just as the way that his you know because he's following the rules he's thinking I can't say this explicitly that the president of – justice so I will say the president you know if I could have said that if I could have exonerated him I would have he's basically in the absence of saying that proving a negative saying you can deduce what I'm saying but he enables the White House to come and basically do the opposite and Sarah Sanders and everybody else to say well see if he if he'd been able to prove it he had a moral obligation to say so so they're just flipping it around and because there's that gray area and because Robert Muller simply will not go quite as far as would be convenient for Democrats to go that is at this point preventing them from making that case more publicly the White House doesn't know where this is going back to from this thing to that thing no we mean this no we're having that I mean now the strategy Israel robert muller has to has to testify we need him in there we want him in the rudy giuliani analogy that this would be you know he would be eviscerated worse than michael cohen well Michael Cohen was something that the president his testimony was obsessed with and was unhappy about and it didn't really work right this week and so there just seemed to be it's like the spaghetti on the wall like what sticks they're totally reactive they're not in control they're trying to figure it out they don't know and you know we may have a better sense of where it's going next week when the house is back and there's more of everybody's in the same space and you can kind of see the speaker try to figure it out and where and how far she's going to be pulled towards impeachment or whether they're gonna try to subpoena mall or her who knows but the White House doesn't know and they don't ever know they don't never know what spilled bar doing that I'll tell you from Informer Republican circles both from people who knew him during his CIA days people who knew him and his first tour of duty as Attorney General and people who knew him in private practice some of them not all of them find this version of Bill Barr unrecognizable yeah you talk to people and you hear that and then you talk to other people and you say well this is kind of some of what he's saying is what you would expect because of his his the idea that he has about president executive power and how much he believes in that and he's believed in that for a long time and he thinks that that's something that should be preserved and you wanted to step in and you know he saw it being eroded and feels this duty what I find interesting about when you look at what bar says in his interview and then you look at what the Giuliani and the others are saying they're basically saying some of the same things there and it's all the undercurrent of it all is to discredit Muller and and bars just saying it and the things that he's saying are much more they're just softer and he's you know he's a figure who doesn't he's not bombastic he's kind of you know barely gesturing while he's speaking far yeah exactly and so you're sort of it's a little bit you're like oh yeah listening but it's but he's his message is very similar to these other people around Trump who are saying very directly I mean Barr says in his interview that there's evidence to make that make some believe senior government officials improperly surveil the Trump campaign well the people around the president say the same thing they just say it differently if he did it they were spying they were do and he actually used the word spying you know and then when you look at what he has said about Muller you know oh I thought he was gonna give me a report that I could just hand out I had to write that summary everyone was clear media were camped out you know that's just saying like how did they not first of all how do they not figure that out or they on the same page before that happened but it's just this whole undercurrent of trying to discredit Muller and he's doing in a very subdued way and other people around the president are doing it in a very aggressive overt way Joyce I would I would just add that bars doing it in a soft voice but an extremely extremely aggressive way and Bart the thing about bar to track is that their story is changing the first read from senior Justice Department officials close to the investigation when Muller finished was that there were no disagreements about the law or the evidence bar has totally changed his message to CBS interview he he questioned the legal analysis any had a different take or different words on the evidence and this is this is this is Clintonian parsing the likes of which we really haven't seen since that era I think that's absolutely right bar seems to almost be taking a leaf from Trump's book and saying what he needs to say to get through this particular day without worrying about whether it's consistent with what he said in the past this is such a level of disingenuous conduct from the person who sits on the fifth floor in the Justice Department is and is supposed to be our top federal law enforcement officer and you know it's I think one of the difficult things here is that bar on the one hand says well I just couldn't withstand the pressure of depressed during those two days after I had the report and Muller didn't give me what I thought he was going to give me so I had to rush something out couldn't withstand that pressure from the press but at the same time he had no trouble with standing the pressure of a duly issued subpoena asking him to testify in front of Congress this is just new levels of dishonest behavior hey there I'm Chris Hayes from MSNBC thanks for watching MSNBC on youtube if you want to keep up to date with the videos we're putting out you can click subscribe just below me or click over on this list to see lots of other great videos