Joe: DOJ Protecting Donald Trump Politically | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Joe: DOJ Protecting Donald Trump Politically | Morning Joe | MSNBC


>>>TOMORROW MORNING AT 8:30>>>TOMORROW MORNING AT 8:30 EASTERN, FORMER SPECIAL COUNSEL EASTERN, FORMER SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT MUELLER WILL APPEAR ROBERT MUELLER WILL APPEAR BEFORE THE HOUSE JUDICIARY AND BEFORE THE HOUSE JUDICIARY AND INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEES AND THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEES AND THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IS TELLING DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IS TELLING MUELLER TO KEEP HIS PROMISE AND MUELLER TO KEEP HIS PROMISE AND STICK TO THE REPORT. STICK TO THE REPORT. THE LETTER CAME FROM THE THE LETTER CAME FROM THE ASSOCIATE DEPUTY ATTORNEY ASSOCIATE DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL THAT IS IN RESPONSE TO GENERAL THAT IS IN RESPONSE TO THE REQUEST FOR GUIDANCE FROM THE REQUEST FOR GUIDANCE FROM MUELLER EARLIER THIS MONTH. MUELLER EARLIER THIS MONTH. AND IMPLIES THAT MUELLER CANNOT AND IMPLIES THAT MUELLER CANNOT DISCUSS HIS DISAGREEMENTS WITH DISCUSS HIS DISAGREEMENTS WITH ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR. ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR. QUOTE, ANY TESTIMONY MUST REMAIN QUOTE, ANY TESTIMONY MUST REMAIN WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF YOUR WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF YOUR PUBLIC REPORT BECAUSE MATTERS PUBLIC REPORT BECAUSE MATTERS WITHIN THE SCOPE OF YOUR WITHIN THE SCOPE OF YOUR INVESTIGATION WERE COVERED BY INVESTIGATION WERE COVERED BY EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE. EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE. INCLUDING DISCUSSION ABOUT INCLUDING DISCUSSION ABOUT INVESTIGATIVE STEPS OR DECISIONS INVESTIGATIVE STEPS OR DECISIONS MADE DURING YOUR INVESTIGATION, MADE DURING YOUR INVESTIGATION, NOT OTHERWISE DESCRIBED IN THE NOT OTHERWISE DESCRIBED IN THE PUBLIC VERSION OF YOUR REPORT. PUBLIC VERSION OF YOUR REPORT. THE LETTER ADDS, IT IS THE THE LETTER ADDS, IT IS THE DEPARTMENT’S LONG STANDING DEPARTMENT’S LONG STANDING POLICY NOT TO DISCUSS THE POLICY NOT TO DISCUSS THE CONDUCT OF UNCHARGED THIRD CONDUCT OF UNCHARGED THIRD PARTIES. PARTIES. A SPOKESMAN FOR MUELLER, JIM A SPOKESMAN FOR MUELLER, JIM HOPKINS SAID ON MONDAY THAT HOPKINS SAID ON MONDAY THAT MUELLER WILL HAVE A BRIEF MUELLER WILL HAVE A BRIEF OPENING STATEMENT AND WILL THEN OPENING STATEMENT AND WILL THEN OFFER THE ENTIRE REPORT OF THE OFFER THE ENTIRE REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COUNSEL INVESTIGATION AS SPECIAL COUNSEL INVESTIGATION AS HIS FULL STATEMENT. HIS FULL STATEMENT. FOR THE HEARING RECORD. FOR THE HEARING RECORD. MUELLER INTENDS TO ABIDE BY THE MUELLER INTENDS TO ABIDE BY THE COMMITMENT HE MADE IN HIS ONLY COMMITMENT HE MADE IN HIS ONLY PUBLIC STATEMENT. PUBLIC STATEMENT. ANY TESTIMONY FROM THIS OFFICE ANY TESTIMONY FROM THIS OFFICE WOULD NOT GO BEYOND OUR REPORT. WOULD NOT GO BEYOND OUR REPORT.>>WELL, MIKE BARNICLE, IT IS>>WELL, MIKE BARNICLE, IT IS OUTRAGEOUS THAT ROBERT MUELLER OUTRAGEOUS THAT ROBERT MUELLER CAN’T TALK ABOUT THE CONCERNS CAN’T TALK ABOUT THE CONCERNS THAT HE MIGHT HAVE WITH BARR. THAT HE MIGHT HAVE WITH BARR. ESPECIALLY WHEN BARR MADE ESPECIALLY WHEN BARR MADE MISSTATEMENTS ABOUT THE NATURE MISSTATEMENTS ABOUT THE NATURE OF HIS REPORT. OF HIS REPORT. THEY HAD CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THEY HAD CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THOSE DISAGREEMENTS. THOSE DISAGREEMENTS. AND IT REALLY — THIS ENTIRE AND IT REALLY — THIS ENTIRE SITUATION IS GOING TO BE FODDER SITUATION IS GOING TO BE FODDER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL LAWYERS AND FOR CONSTITUTIONAL LAWYERS AND CONSTITUTIONAL LAW PROFESSORS CONSTITUTIONAL LAW PROFESSORS FOR YEARS TO COME BECAUSE YOU FOR YEARS TO COME BECAUSE YOU HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO IT WAS HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO IT WAS SUGGESTED IN THIS REPORT COULD SUGGESTED IN THIS REPORT COULD HAVE BEEN CHARGED ON TEN HAVE BEEN CHARGED ON TEN SEPARATE OCCASIONS FOR SEPARATE OCCASIONS FOR OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. BUT MUELLER SAID HE COULDN’T DO BUT MUELLER SAID HE COULDN’T DO THAT BECAUSE THE JUSTICE THAT BECAUSE THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TOLD HIM HE COULDN’T DEPARTMENT TOLD HIM HE COULDN’T DO THAT NOW THE JUSTICE DO THAT NOW THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS SAYING YOU CAN’T DEPARTMENT IS SAYING YOU CAN’T TALK ABOUT THE PRESIDENT OF THE TALK ABOUT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OBSTRUCTING UNITED STATES OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE OR WHAT CHARGES YOU JUSTICE OR WHAT CHARGES YOU WOULD HAVE BROUGHT BECAUSE WE WOULD HAVE BROUGHT BECAUSE WE TOLD YOU THAT YOU COULDN’T TOLD YOU THAT YOU COULDN’T CHARGE HIM. CHARGE HIM. AGAIN, IT’S CIRCULAR LOGIC AND AGAIN, IT’S CIRCULAR LOGIC AND AGAIN EVERYTHING THE JUSTICE AGAIN EVERYTHING THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS DOING NOW IS TO DEPARTMENT IS DOING NOW IS TO PROTECT DONALD TRUMP PROTECT DONALD TRUMP POLITICALLY. POLITICALLY. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WHAT’S IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WHAT’S THE LAW OR WHAT’S RIGHT. THE LAW OR WHAT’S RIGHT.>>YOU KNOW, JOE, EVEN WITH THE>>YOU KNOW, JOE, EVEN WITH THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT GUIDELINES JUSTICE DEPARTMENT GUIDELINES THAT WERE ISSUED LAST NIGHT IN THAT WERE ISSUED LAST NIGHT IN RESPONSE TO BOB MUELLER’S RESPONSE TO BOB MUELLER’S REQUEST FOR GUIDELINES, I THINK REQUEST FOR GUIDELINES, I THINK A LOT OF DEMOCRATS ARE GOING TO A LOT OF DEMOCRATS ARE GOING TO BE DISAPPOINTED TOMORROW IN BOB BE DISAPPOINTED TOMORROW IN BOB MUELLER’S TESTIMONY. MUELLER’S TESTIMONY. AND I THINK A LOT OF REPUBLICANS AND I THINK A LOT OF REPUBLICANS ON THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WHEN ON THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WHEN THEY BEGIN TO PROBE HIM ON THE THEY BEGIN TO PROBE HIM ON THE ROOTS OF THE RUSSIA ROOTS OF THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION ARE GOING TO GET INVESTIGATION ARE GOING TO GET SOME REAL PUSHBACK FROM THE SOME REAL PUSHBACK FROM THE FORMER DIRECT OF THE FBI. FORMER DIRECT OF THE FBI. HE WILL STAND UP FOR THE PEOPLE HE WILL STAND UP FOR THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE WORKED FOR HIM, BOTH IN WHO HAVE WORKED FOR HIM, BOTH IN THE BUREAU AND DURING THE THE BUREAU AND DURING THE INVESTIGATION. INVESTIGATION. AND YOU KNOW, LISTEN, LET’S FACE AND YOU KNOW, LISTEN, LET’S FACE IT. IT. THE BOTTOM LINE IS THERE ARE THE BOTTOM LINE IS THERE ARE ONLY THREE QUESTIONS THAT MOST ONLY THREE QUESTIONS THAT MOST AMERICANS WANT THE ANSWER TO. AMERICANS WANT THE ANSWER TO. WAS THERE OBSTRUCTION, WAS THERE WAS THERE OBSTRUCTION, WAS THERE COLLUSION AND WOULD DONALD TRUMP COLLUSION AND WOULD DONALD TRUMP HAVE BEEN INDICTED HAD HE NOT HAVE BEEN INDICTED HAD HE NOT BEEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED BEEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES? STATES? THOSE ARE THREE PRETTY SIMPLE THOSE ARE THREE PRETTY SIMPLE QUESTIONS BUT I DON’T THINK QUESTIONS BUT I DON’T THINK HE’LL — I DON’T THINK YOU’LL HE’LL — I DON’T THINK YOU’LL GET THE ANSWERS TO THOSE GET THE ANSWERS TO THOSE TOMORROW SADLY. TOMORROW SADLY.>>LET’S BRING IN NATIONAL>>LET’S BRING IN NATIONAL POLITICAL REPORTER FOR NBC NEWS, POLITICAL REPORTER FOR NBC NEWS, CAROL LEE, WITH LINGERING CAROL LEE, WITH LINGERING QUESTIONS THAT MUELLER IS LIKELY QUESTIONS THAT MUELLER IS LIKELY TO FACE. TO FACE. SPECIFICALLY, WHY DONALD SPECIFICALLY, WHY DONALD TRUMP JR. WAS THE ONLY AMERICAN TRUMP JR. WAS THE ONLY AMERICAN ATTENDEE OF THE INFAMOUS TRUMP ATTENDEE OF THE INFAMOUS TRUMP TOWER MEETING IN JULY OF 2016 TOWER MEETING IN JULY OF 2016 NOT QUESTIONED BY INVESTIGATORS. NOT QUESTIONED BY INVESTIGATORS. THAT IS A REALLY GOOD QUESTION, THAT IS A REALLY GOOD QUESTION, CAROL. CAROL.>>YEAH.>>YEAH. MIKA, IT IS ONE THAT IS MIKA, IT IS ONE THAT IS CERTAINLY CHAIRMAN SCHIFF OF THE CERTAINLY CHAIRMAN SCHIFF OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE TALKED INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE TALKED ABOUT OVER THE WEEKEND AS ABOUT OVER THE WEEKEND AS SOMETHING THAT HE SEEMS LIKELY SOMETHING THAT HE SEEMS LIKELY TO ASK ROBERT MUELLER ABOUT. TO ASK ROBERT MUELLER ABOUT. THAT WAS A KEY FOCUS OF THE THAT WAS A KEY FOCUS OF THE INVESTIGATION IN TERMS OF THE INVESTIGATION IN TERMS OF THE COLLUSION PORTION OF THE COLLUSION PORTION OF THE INVESTIGATION. INVESTIGATION. YOU KNOW, THIS WAS NOT SOME HE YOU KNOW, THIS WAS NOT SOME HE SAID/HE SAID. SAID/HE SAID. THERE WERE EXPLICIT EMAILS FROM THERE WERE EXPLICIT EMAILS FROM RUSSIANS TO TRUMP — TO DONALD RUSSIANS TO TRUMP — TO DONALD TRUMP JR. MAKING AN OFFER FOR TRUMP JR. MAKING AN OFFER FOR INFORMATION AND EXPLICIT INFORMATION AND EXPLICIT ACCEPTANCE OF THAT OFFER, ACCEPTANCE OF THAT OFFER, INTEREST IN THE OFFER. INTEREST IN THE OFFER. AND THEN THERE WAS THIS MEETING AND THEN THERE WAS THIS MEETING AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE DON’T KNOW IS WHY DONALD DON’T KNOW IS WHY DONALD TRUMP JR. WASN’T INTERVIEWED, TRUMP JR. WASN’T INTERVIEWED, WHY THE — AS PART OF THE WHY THE — AS PART OF THE INVESTIGATION. INVESTIGATION. ROBERT MUELLER’S REPORT SAID HE ROBERT MUELLER’S REPORT SAID HE DECLINED ON THE VOLUNTARILY DECLINED ON THE VOLUNTARILY INTERVIEWED AND THAT IS A KEY, INTERVIEWED AND THAT IS A KEY, BECAUSE IT SUGGESTS THAT THERE BECAUSE IT SUGGESTS THAT THERE WAS AN ASK SO SOURCES WE SPOKE WAS AN ASK SO SOURCES WE SPOKE TO SAID THERE WERE TWO POSSIBLE TO SAID THERE WERE TWO POSSIBLE REASONS THAT DONALD TRUMP JR. REASONS THAT DONALD TRUMP JR. WAS NOT INTERVIEWED. WAS NOT INTERVIEWED. ONE THAT INVESTIGATORS DECIDED ONE THAT INVESTIGATORS DECIDED HE WASN’T IMPORTANT TO THE HE WASN’T IMPORTANT TO THE INVESTIGATION. INVESTIGATION. THAT SEEMS ACCORDING TO THEM THAT SEEMS ACCORDING TO THEM IMPOSSIBLE TO BELIEVE GIVEN THAT IMPOSSIBLE TO BELIEVE GIVEN THAT HE ARRANGED THIS MEETING. HE ARRANGED THIS MEETING. ON THE SECOND POSSIBLE REASON ON THE SECOND POSSIBLE REASON WOULD BE THAT HE DECIDED TO WOULD BE THAT HE DECIDED TO INVOKE HIS FIFTH AMENDMENT RIGHT INVOKE HIS FIFTH AMENDMENT RIGHT AND DONALD TRUMP’S LAWYER AND DONALD TRUMP’S LAWYER DECLINED TO COMMENT ON WHETHER DECLINED TO COMMENT ON WHETHER HE DID THAT. HE DID THAT. BUT AS I SAID EARLIER, CHAIRMAN BUT AS I SAID EARLIER, CHAIRMAN SCHIFF SAID YOU KNOW THAT HE SCHIFF SAID YOU KNOW THAT HE INTENDS TO DIVE INTO EVIDENCE OF INTENDS TO DIVE INTO EVIDENCE OF THE PIECES OF EVIDENCE THAT THE PIECES OF EVIDENCE THAT RELATE TO THE COLLUSION PORTION RELATE TO THE COLLUSION PORTION OF THE INVESTIGATION. OF THE INVESTIGATION. HE SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED THIS HE SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED THIS INSTANCE. INSTANCE. THIS TRUMP TOWER MEETING SO THIS TRUMP TOWER MEETING SO WE’RE LIKELY TO SEE THIS COME WE’RE LIKELY TO SEE THIS COME UP. UP. HOWEVER, YOU KNOW, WHETHER HOWEVER, YOU KNOW, WHETHER ROBERT MUELLER DECIDES TO ADD ROBERT MUELLER DECIDES TO ADD ANYTHING TO WHAT WE DON’T KNOW ANYTHING TO WHAT WE DON’T KNOW IS A REAL OPEN QUESTION AND IS A REAL OPEN QUESTION AND SEEMS HIGHLY UNLIKELY GIVEN SEEMS HIGHLY UNLIKELY GIVEN EVERYTHING THAT YOU GUYS KNOW AS EVERYTHING THAT YOU GUYS KNOW AS WELL AS ANYBODY. WELL AS ANYBODY. YOU KNOW, HE JUST DOESN’T WANT YOU KNOW, HE JUST DOESN’T WANT TO GO ANY FURTHER THAN WHAT HE’S TO GO ANY FURTHER THAN WHAT HE’S ALREADY SAID. ALREADY SAID.>>WELL, WHAT WOULD BE THE>>WELL, WHAT WOULD BE THE REASON NOT TO EXPLAIN WHY DONALD REASON NOT TO EXPLAIN WHY DONALD TRUMP JR. WASN’T — I MEAN, IT TRUMP JR. WASN’T — I MEAN, IT SEEMS LIKE FAIR GAME TO SEEMS LIKE FAIR GAME TO UNDERSTAND WHY A CENTRAL PLAYER UNDERSTAND WHY A CENTRAL PLAYER IN THAT MEETING WHICH IS CENTRAL IN THAT MEETING WHICH IS CENTRAL TO EVERYTHING WITH THE REPORT TO EVERYTHING WITH THE REPORT WAS NOT QUESTIONED. WAS NOT QUESTIONED.>>WELL, IF YOU LOOK AT THE PAGE>>WELL, IF YOU LOOK AT THE PAGE 117 OF THE REPORT WHICH 117 OF THE REPORT WHICH ADDRESSES THIS QUESTION WHERE IT ADDRESSES THIS QUESTION WHERE IT SAYS THAT HE DECLINED TO BE SAYS THAT HE DECLINED TO BE VOLUNTARILY INTERVIEWED THE NEXT VOLUNTARILY INTERVIEWED THE NEXT SENTENCE IN THAT IS REDACTED. SENTENCE IN THAT IS REDACTED. AND IT SAYS THAT — YOU KNOW, AND IT SAYS THAT — YOU KNOW, BECAUSE IT WAS GRAND JURY — BECAUSE IT WAS GRAND JURY — THAT HAS TO DO WITH GRAND JURY THAT HAS TO DO WITH GRAND JURY MATERIAL SO THAT’S THE REASON MATERIAL SO THAT’S THE REASON WHY POTENTIALLY ROBERT MUELLER WHY POTENTIALLY ROBERT MUELLER MIGHT NOT SAY ANYTHING OR MIGHT NOT SAY ANYTHING OR DISCLOSE WHY HE WASN’T DISCLOSE WHY HE WASN’T INTERVIEWED. INTERVIEWED. YOU KNOW, CHUCK TODD HAD ASKED YOU KNOW, CHUCK TODD HAD ASKED PRESIDENT TRUMP A FEW WEEKS AGO PRESIDENT TRUMP A FEW WEEKS AGO WHETHER DON JR. HAS BEEN WHETHER DON JR. HAS BEEN SUBPOENAED AND THE PRESIDENT’S SUBPOENAED AND THE PRESIDENT’S ANSWER WAS I DON’T KNOW. ANSWER WAS I DON’T KNOW. YOU HAVE TO ASK HIM. YOU HAVE TO ASK HIM. WELL, WE HAVE AND WE HAVEN’T WELL, WE HAVE AND WE HAVEN’T GOTTEN AN ANSWER. GOTTEN AN ANSWER.>>CAROL LEE, THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>CAROL LEE, THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE APPRECIATE YOUR REPORTING. WE APPRECIATE YOUR REPORTING.>>THANKS.>>THANKS.>>YOU KNOW, THERE’S — STEVE>>YOU KNOW, THERE’S — STEVE RATTNER, IT’S FRUSTRATING. RATTNER, IT’S FRUSTRATING. THERE’S A RECURRING THEME HERE THERE’S A RECURRING THEME HERE ABOUT ALL OF THESE ABOUT ALL OF THESE INVESTIGATIONS GOING ON AND INVESTIGATIONS GOING ON AND EVERYBODY PULLING BACK BEFORE EVERYBODY PULLING BACK BEFORE GIVING AMERICANS THE ANSWERS GIVING AMERICANS THE ANSWERS THAT THEY NEED. THAT THEY NEED. DESPITE THE FACT THAT AMERICANS DESPITE THE FACT THAT AMERICANS HAVE PAID MILLIONS AND MILLIONS HAVE PAID MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO — FOR THESE OF DOLLARS TO — FOR THESE INVESTIGATIONS. INVESTIGATIONS. SO NOW WE’RE NOT GOING TO HEAR SO NOW WE’RE NOT GOING TO HEAR WHY DON JR. WASN’T SUBPOENAED, WHY DON JR. WASN’T SUBPOENAED, WHY HE WASN’T INVESTIGATED? WHY HE WASN’T INVESTIGATED? WHEN HE SET UP THAT INFAMOUS WHEN HE SET UP THAT INFAMOUS MEETING, HE ALSO WAS EXCITED MEETING, HE ALSO WAS EXCITED ABOUT IT AND SAID LOVE IT, CAN’T ABOUT IT AND SAID LOVE IT, CAN’T WAIT TO HAVE THE MEETING. WAIT TO HAVE THE MEETING. THAT’S THE FIRST GUY YOU WANT TO THAT’S THE FIRST GUY YOU WANT TO ACTUALLY INTERVIEW. ACTUALLY INTERVIEW. THE QUESTION THAT NEEDS TO BE THE QUESTION THAT NEEDS TO BE ANSWERED IS WHY DIDN’T HE ANSWERED IS WHY DIDN’T HE SUBPOENA DONALD TRUMP? SUBPOENA DONALD TRUMP? THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT MOST LIKELY WOULD HAVE UPHELD MOST LIKELY WOULD HAVE UPHELD THAT SUBPOENA AND MADE DONALD THAT SUBPOENA AND MADE DONALD TRUMP SIT DOWN AND BE TRUMP SIT DOWN AND BE INTERVIEWED BY ROBERT MUELLER. INTERVIEWED BY ROBERT MUELLER. IF YOU’RE DOING AN OBSTRUCTION IF YOU’RE DOING AN OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE CASE AND YOU HAVE TEN OF JUSTICE CASE AND YOU HAVE TEN INSTANCES THAT YOU BELIEVE INSTANCES THAT YOU BELIEVE JUSTICE WAS OBSTRUCTED YOU NEED JUSTICE WAS OBSTRUCTED YOU NEED THAT ANSWER. THAT ANSWER. WE COULD ASK THE SAME THING OF WE COULD ASK THE SAME THING OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK. YORK. IT IS BELIEVED BY MOST LEGAL IT IS BELIEVED BY MOST LEGAL SCHOLARS, MANY LEGAL SCHOLARS SCHOLARS, MANY LEGAL SCHOLARS THAT DONALD TRUMP’S PAYOFF TO THAT DONALD TRUMP’S PAYOFF TO STORMY DANIELS WAS ILLEGAL. STORMY DANIELS WAS ILLEGAL. IT VIOLATED THE FEC. IT VIOLATED THE FEC. WELL, THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF WELL, THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK DROPS THOSE CHARGES, NEW YORK DROPS THOSE CHARGES, DOESN’T EXPLAIN WHY. DOESN’T EXPLAIN WHY. WAS IT AGAIN BECAUSE THE JUSTICE WAS IT AGAIN BECAUSE THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS PROTECTING DONALD DEPARTMENT IS PROTECTING DONALD TRUMP FOR SO LONG HE’S PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR SO LONG HE’S PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND IF OF THE UNITED STATES AND IF THAT’S THE CASE, SO YOU’RE THAT’S THE CASE, SO YOU’RE SAYING SOMEBODY CAN BREAK THE SAYING SOMEBODY CAN BREAK THE LAW TO GET ELECTED PRESIDENT OF LAW TO GET ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THEN YOU THE UNITED STATES AND THEN YOU CAN’T CHARGE THEM WITH THAT CAN’T CHARGE THEM WITH THAT CRIME BECAUSE THEY’RE PRESIDENT CRIME BECAUSE THEY’RE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES? OF THE UNITED STATES? TALK ABOUT CIRCULAR LOGIC. TALK ABOUT CIRCULAR LOGIC. AND JUST A COMPLETE OBLITERATION AND JUST A COMPLETE OBLITERATION OF OUR BELIEF THAT NO MAN IS OF OUR BELIEF THAT NO MAN IS ABOVE THE LAW. ABOVE THE LAW. SO WHAT DO WE EXPECT FROM SO WHAT DO WE EXPECT FROM MUELLER TOMORROW? MUELLER TOMORROW?>>IT ALSO DOESN’T REALLY FIT>>IT ALSO DOESN’T REALLY FIT ENTIRELY INTO THE HISTORIC ENTIRELY INTO THE HISTORIC PARALLELS. PARALLELS. FOR THOSE OF US OF A CERTAIN AGE FOR THOSE OF US OF A CERTAIN AGE WE CAN REMEMBER LEON JAWORSKI, WE CAN REMEMBER LEON JAWORSKI, HE NAMED NIXON AS AN UNINDICTED HE NAMED NIXON AS AN UNINDICTED CO-CONSPIRATOR. CO-CONSPIRATOR. KEN STARR WHAT WE LIKED IT OR KEN STARR WHAT WE LIKED IT OR NOT PROBABLY TOLD US MORE THAN NOT PROBABLY TOLD US MORE THAN WE WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT BILL WE WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT BILL CLINTON’S ACTIVITIES BUT CLINTON’S ACTIVITIES BUT CERTAINLY DIDN’T HOLD ANYTHING CERTAINLY DIDN’T HOLD ANYTHING BACK AND NOW AS YOU HAVE JUST BACK AND NOW AS YOU HAVE JUST DESCRIBED WE HAVE THIS ODD DESCRIBED WE HAVE THIS ODD SITUATION WHERE WE HAVE A SITUATION WHERE WE HAVE A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR OF AN SPECIAL PROSECUTOR OF AN IMPECCABLE INTEGRITY WHO WENT IMPECCABLE INTEGRITY WHO WENT ABOUT THIS IN AS NONPARTISAN, AS ABOUT THIS IN AS NONPARTISAN, AS METHODICAL OF A WAY AS YOU CAN METHODICAL OF A WAY AS YOU CAN DO IT AND THEN HAS THIS ODD DO IT AND THEN HAS THIS ODD PLACE WHERE HE’S DECIDED TO STOP PLACE WHERE HE’S DECIDED TO STOP AND NOT GO ANY FURTHER. AND NOT GO ANY FURTHER. AND WHAT I WORRY ABOUT AND IT’S AND WHAT I WORRY ABOUT AND IT’S REALLY MORE FROM A POLITICAL REALLY MORE FROM A POLITICAL POINT OF VIEW IS THAT HE WILL POINT OF VIEW IS THAT HE WILL STOP TOMORROW AND HE WILL NOT GO STOP TOMORROW AND HE WILL NOT GO ANY FURTHER. ANY FURTHER. HE WILL SIMPLY EITHER REPEAT OR HE WILL SIMPLY EITHER REPEAT OR READ FROM THAT REPORT AND DONALD READ FROM THAT REPORT AND DONALD TRUMP WITH HIS HUGE MEGAPHONE TRUMP WITH HIS HUGE MEGAPHONE WILL STAND UP AND SAY, YOU SEE, WILL STAND UP AND SAY, YOU SEE, I SAID NO COLLUSION OR I SAID NO COLLUSION OR OBSTRUCTION AND MUELLER AGREED OBSTRUCTION AND MUELLER AGREED WITH ME YESTERDAY EVEN THOUGH HE WITH ME YESTERDAY EVEN THOUGH HE DIDN’T AND WE’LL BE IN THAT DIDN’T AND WE’LL BE IN THAT SITUATION. SITUATION. SO I THINK THE DEMOCRATS ARE SO I THINK THE DEMOCRATS ARE PLAYING A SLIGHTLY HIGH RISK PLAYING A SLIGHTLY HIGH RISK GAME HERE AS TO WHETHER THIS GAME HERE AS TO WHETHER THIS ACTUALLY HELPS THEM OR HURTS ACTUALLY HELPS THEM OR HURTS THEM IN TRYING TO MAKE IT CLEAR THEM IN TRYING TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT DONALD TRUMP BROKE A LOT OF

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  1. The DEMOCRATS should already bEEN schooled by attorneys. Harris would be a good attorney. This is madness!!!!PELOSI should have called for INQUIRY already then if Congress had questions for MUELLER subpoenas him.

  2. Barr works for Putin just like Trump . Protecting an attack that is still going on now, so how do they sleep at night . Isn't there a word to describe this type of behavior.

  3. No hopes up for tomorrow. Jokes and shams. No adults will be in the house. Also watch out for the Orange Nutter…..big distraction tweet from him I predict will hit by noon. 2.5 yrs and too sad. What's a 'young' America to do?

  4. Of course Mueller must stick to his report. Matters within the scope of the investigation do include privileged and confidential information. Mr. Mueller will have to abide by THE LAW!

  5. Mueller is no longer a DOJ employee. Who cares what the f*** they want? None of this is clearly protected by executive privilege.

  6. I’m offering Trump Impeachment, $200/hour minimum wage, free health care for every minority in the World, Free college for young adults age 04-55, reparations for slaves going back to the Babylonian Epstein’s, and you get a car and you get a car and you get a car. Yaayyy!!!!!!

  7. Tonight it’s been reported that two more FBI agents have come forward saying they knew what they were doing as far as the FISA spying was against the law. They say they warned Comey that the dossier could not be verified, but they went ahead and based everything off of it. Now Horowitz has put off releasing his report until September. Heads are gonna roll. Surely Comey, Sztrok, McCabe, Clapper and Brennan have lawyered up!

  8. WHY was the report finished?? It wasnt conclusive. To what extend was trump succesfull in obstructing justice? Report say "mostly" unsuccesfull, indicating that there was some succesfull obstruction in some areas. Was this enough to prevent the investigation to go forward?? why wasnt Trump interviewed?? why wasnt the taxreturns used in the investigation around Trumptower moscow? Was Mueller ordered to stop the investigation? Theres a lot more than 3 important questions that can be answered within what the report alrdy say

  9. I'm guessing you guys want to spend a few more 10s of millions of dollars to be proven wrong a second time?? Lmfao 😂🤣😂 you idiots blow my mind.

  10. Again your liying to the people. Mueller asked for guidelines from the DOJ and Barr sent him the letter. Not that Barr’s protecting the president. The letter was sent by request from Mueller.You guys are such liars. Pathetic.

  11. More fake news, there's going to be a war breakout here,Trump isn't the president of the U.S. anymore, the U.S. Army had to administer and enforce the law and make Trump not the president and Pence not the vice, Mary Stanley's gang bribed most of the federal government workers in Washington D.C. to quit their jobs that's why the U.S. Army had to do it, Trump's gang probably murdered some people in Washington D.C., probably those 6in9 ones went into nursing homes and murdered some people or else they murdered some U.S. Marine's or U.S. Senator's, I believe that Trump doesn't like the U.S. Military or the U.S. government and that it was his idea to murder some U.S. Marine's or U.S. Senator's and to have some of his gang people do it, the 6in9 ones.
    It's time to declare a war against those gangs, Trump's gang, Mary Stanley's gang, Pence's gang, Obama's gang, Bill and Hillary Clinton's gang, and Pelosi's gang, raid Trump's tower in New York City, there will probably be a wild shootout there the U.S. Military against Trump's gang inside of that tower, probably a bunch of those 6in9 gang criminals inside of there and the 6in9's that murdered some U.S. Marine's in Washington D.C., and some Russians, Trump and his wife, a lot of those people will be arrested and shot and killed there or wherever, there's probably a lot of illegal money inside of that tower, that will be seized, Trump's gang probably embezzled that money out of the federal tax accounts in Washington D.C..
    All of the federal courts and the FBI have been shutdown since about 2014 after Mary Stanley's gang and Pence's gang murdered an FBI agent from the Indianapolis Indiana FBI office, and Mary Stanley's gang murdered a U.S. Supreme Court judge or a U.S. Senator, Mary Stanley's gang bribed most of the FBI agent's and Federal court judges to quit their jobs, Mary Stanley's gang and Pence's gang also bribed a lot of police officers in the state of Indiana and West Virginia to quit their jobs, the White House will be seized, searched and destroyed by the real U.S. Army, there's going to be a war breakout against Trump's gang, Mary Stanley's gang, Pence's gang, Bill and Hillary Clinton's gang, Obama's gang, and Pelosi's gang, they've committed a lot of devilworshipping murders, embezzled billions of dollars, racketeered various crimes murders, labor, etc., fake police officer's all over the place, there will be a lot of real estate to seize that Mary Stanley's gang owns, a lot of homes and buildings to destroy. I want the job or contract tearing those homes down Cat 336 excavator and a Cat 973 track loader,I want the contract tearing down the Trump tower in New York City, if I can find a subcontractor to tear it down for about $10,000,000,000.00 that's ten billion dollars add my 5% to that and that is 10.5 billion dollars, that's $500,000,000.00 before taxes for myself, a lot of other homes and buildings that those gangs own to tear down, I'll get some subcontractor's to help me on those and I want my 5% on all of those. If Bill and Hillary Clinton's gang and Mary Stanley's gang own apartment towers in New York City I want the contract tearing those apartment towers down to, probably Ms-13 gang criminals and illegal cash in Bill and Hillary Clinton's gang owned apartment tower and 6in9 gang criminals and illegal cash in Mary Stanley's gang owned apartment tower, there's some homes in Jefferson county and Lawrence county Indiana that Mary Stanley's gang and Pence's gang own, there's probably fake names on the real estate deeds.
    The U.S. Army needs to go to Jefferson county Indiana and Lawrence county Indiana, to get the fake police officer's out of the police department's and court house, the schools here have been shutdown for about six weeks now because of the fake police officer's people are concerned about their safety and security, and those gangs embezzling money from the state and federal government. Some of those gang criminals will have to be shot and killed, gang criminals that have did those devilworshipping murders, Mary Stanley and Pence's gang have bought funeral homes to try to cover up murders, those funeral homes will have to be seized, searched, and destroyed by the real U.S. Army.
    There needs to be real news, I believe that the real U.S. Army will probably have to make those public announcements.

  12. The republican party as we know it will not survive Dump and co. It will take many decades for them too recover , if ever !!!

  13. More fake news, how I know something about the FBI, in March of 2018 I submitted some tips to the FBI, through online forms on the FBI's website, one tip was that I believe that my mom was murdered in 2014 by Mary Stanley's gang, she lived in an apartment building in Liberty Indiana, which I believe that her gang could own, another tip was that I believe that I had been stalked by Mary Stanley's gang since about 2013 and that I applied for some jobs in 2017 and I never got any of those jobs and I believe that her gang bribed those businesses to hire those gang criminals and not to hire me, and another tip was that I called 911 to get an ambulance to take my dad to an emergency room at a hospital to get checked out by a medical doctor and the paramedics wouldn't take him there, they said that would be "kidnapping". I called four different FBI office's in May of 2018 first one I called was the one in Pittsburgh PA, I called twice the first time it sounded like a black woman answered the phone and I said that I want to talk to an FBI agent about some tips that I submitted online and she said that "I have to call and leave a voicemail", no voicemail came up, I called again and the same woman answered and no voicemail came up, so next I called the FBI office in Indianapolis Indiana some guy answered and said "hold on" a few seconds later "click" that guy hung up on me, that happened to me twice, the third time some black guy sounded like he was from Fayette county WV answered and he said that "the FBI doesn't give out the statuses of case's", the fourth time I called some woman answered sounded like an Hispanic woman from Fayette county WV, I said that I want to talk to an FBI agent about some tips that I submitted and she said "why don't I contact the local authorities", and I said that there are no local authorities where I'm at their all fake Police officers, fake paramedics, etc., and some of the tips were about federal law the U.S.C. about gang stalking me, that Mary Stanley's gang had gang stalked me since about 2013, I asked for relief public funds or private funds and reasonable protection, racketeering conspiracy to commit murder against my mom, that Mary Stanley's gang murdered my nom, and racketeering labor and fake 911's fake paramedics and fake Police officers. I called two other FBI office's one in Quantico Bay, VA and one in NC both of those FBI office's were the same no one answered the phone, there was a recording, I never talked to anyone there. I never got any help from the FBI, because there's no FBI agent's here.

  14. Mueller is a private citizen and can say what he wants! I know that Mueller is a Republican so he may try to choose party over country! But we shall see!

  15. Mueller needs his sidekick he is not confident to tackle answers my guess is Wiseman wrote the report Mueller was on the verge of crying at the press conference

  16. How many prosecutors were on Mueller‘s team how many were investigated
    How many times or how many investigations nobody found anything Democrats are drowning

    They’re going to want a 6 7 8 9 Investigations on Russia Russia Russia Russia obstruction Russia Russia obstruction in the Russia Russia that’s how they won the house they hyped up the Russia conspiracy they didn’t win the house fair and square you know where the country knows it

  17. But a woman is above the law isn’t Hillary Clinton above the law or Democrat. FBI
    Department of justice federal Bureau of investigation directors Deputy assistant directors they were all above the law but then they are Democrats they have their own laws not the law of the country on the Republicans have to follow the laws of the country just saying

  18. Have you ever found out why Obama did not inform Trump that Russia was interfering in the election I think Obama used the interference to trap trunk just in opinion

  19. “Our investigation found multiple acts by the President that were capable of exerting undue influence over law enforcement investigations, including Russian-interference/obstruction investigations,”
    “The incidents were often carried out through one-on-one meetings in which the President sought to use his official power outside of usual channels.

  20. I don't think you guys get it , we didn't care before Muller , we don't care after Muller. Trump has already won the 2020………………….deal with it ,

  21. I don't think you guys get it , we didn't care before Muller , we don't care after Muller. Trump has already won the 2020………………….deal with it ,

  22. Okay, so Mueller can't discuss individuals who weren't charged, but that's within the context of the investigation. I think he should be able to answer any question about something he personally witnessed and that was not part of his investigation.

  23. MSNBC is lying to you, as usual. Mueller cannot, by law, testify beyond what is in the report. If he does he can be indicted for obstruction and/or perjury.

  24. MSNBC is lying to you, as usual. Mueller cannot, by law, testify beyond what is in the report. If he does he can be indicted for obstruction and/or perjury.

  25. Pelosi and Schumer have already said they dont want to impeach, it might offend republicans, Trump can do whatever he wants

  26. Trump said DOJ was protecting Hillary, now democrats are saying the DOJ is protecting Trump. Whos telling the truth ?

  27. What can one expect l am on this dreadful MSNBC they are such a bunch of jerks they know nothing they are cheap newsmen not lawyers,

  28. If you had a 12 yr old when Trump was ELECTED….. he/she will be 20 by the time Trump leaves the presidency….and the Democrats will have done absolutely nothing… except receive weekly paychecks for doing nothing and lining the pockets of lawyers and attorneys with millions…at everyone's expense. Demos can't see past their nose-jobs or their squads and it's costing the whole USA in wasted energy….Someday they'll all be saying:….well, that was then…."

  29. I hope to God that Robert Mueller answers all the questions as a private citizen, and avoids a pile of steaming lawyer talk.

  30. Yet MORE lies…..
    Mueller told us all MONTHS ago that IF he was going to be required to give testimony on his report he would NOT be going outside of what is contained within his report [the DOJ had NOTHING to do with Muellers firm decision on this point].

  31. I often wonder these days if I will ever tune to news
    programing on televison and find the anchors and reporters unenhanced by hair
    dye and make-up. It seems each and every newscast has been infected by ‘beauty
    pageantry’, so where has true unadorned journalism gone? gone to graveyards
    everywhere, replaced by contestants each trying to outdo one another, as in
    who’s hair can appear blonder, redder, or just projecting a younger image as a
    ‘storefront’ facing the crowd of viewers in front of television sets scratching
    their heads, asking themselves, as I so often do, where is the news, surely its
    not on the heads and faces of the Casters as in the constellation Gemini?
    luminating only the second brightest star on television, where the brightest stars
    are supposed to be news and information…

  32. Hungover much Joey? Jeez Mika too. You two sound exhausted!!! Mueller x2 not as exciting? Out of your script? What is it?

  33. Right wingers – trumps innocent no matter what article 2 says he can be a dictator.
    Also right wingers – Hillary Clinton lock her and all political opponents up for no reason or evidence.
    Then they say they love America and the constitution 😂😂😂. Ok you nazis go back to 1934 Germany

  34. Looks like the DOJ is moving the goalposts again so it helps Trump and hide the truth and justice. Sad day for freedom.

  35. Didn't the DOJ move Paul Manafort to a cushy jail. Almost mirrors the cushy deal given to Epstein… powerful white men protecting powerful white men… seems to me that Rich white men are never guilty of anything… I wouldn't want to test Trump's assertion that he could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot someone and not lose any voters as I hazard a guess he is probably right…

  36. I have a video from yesterday of Mike Pence sneaking into the white house dressed as stormy daniels and taking it from the back from Trump

  37. i like them but these are the same people who said republicans are "panicking" over trump's racist statements against the minority women of the 'squad,' after the polls showed a 5% increase of GOP support the day after the rally…get real democrats….impeach, arrest, imprison…

  38. Obviously we'll have to become aware of what is actually going on and not implicate ourselves in it!

    Really and truely people don't like liars!

    Mueller has given us a report and is now taking advice from the DOJ — to protect himself!

    Where I'm from people in our day to day activities are giving signs of not liking or appreciating liars and giving praise to hard work!

    Through our awareness we all know who began investigations and I'd say that's enough to ruin their own reputation!

    In the public where I live, people don't like being lied to! Period!

  39. Bad timing for us folks in Pacific Northwest, but we ALL already know trumps a crook! Setting my alarm for 4:30am anyway! 😪🤤

  40. As much as people do not like a liar — we really hate being lied about in order to protect a liar!

  41. Russia, Russia, Russia!!!!
    Racist, Racist, Racist!!!
    Bunch of craps from fake news msnbc😎

  42. Oh us Republicans are sooo scared 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  43. The republicans questioning Mr. Mueller are totally uncalled for the tone they hit Mueller with.

    I am not surprised that Mueller did not want to go and testify. He did his job – but the Republicans have learned well from Trump how to relentlessly cut someone down. How dare them – How dare them. I do hope that the American people stand up and show the Whitehouse Swamp that the "real" American still has a backbone left and is standing up for truth and the Law. The bombarded media over the last 2 years – stand up and call this corrupt Whitehouse for what it is: licking the feet of Trump who wants to be KING. He calls any government employee "MY" people…. Only as a king would he get away with being above the law. He is the orange Hitler…. same practices, same command, same speeches…

  44. When we get a new president the DOJ will be emptied of all the garbage that has infested this institution. I would fire everyone including the night crew

  45. Mr Mueller has a very tough situation here. But you can’t discount his commitment to our constitution and absolutely unbiased statements.

  46. 🚨 Proof President has Concentration Camps! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ07CINbFoE&list=PL6RsCLN8pBdcYwdOixPQ2S7iEBWizvQzo&index=21&t=1267s

  47. Well, it's against Republican narrative since party loyalty ranks above the law to many. A lot of American citizens aren't going to understand that Mueller really can't talk outside of what's in the report- that's why he declines to answer many of the question because they aren't what's in the report as a means to discredit Mueller. Opinions aren't facts. The report is documentations of Trump's words and actions, those are facts- evidences.

  48. MORE LIKE MUELLER IS PROTECTING THE DEMOCRATS DEEPSTATE AND KILLARY. HE LOOKS LIKE A DOWN SYNDROME ANSWERING QUESTIONS.

  49. The Americans have had the truth for 3 years!! Trump was persecuted by democrats for political reasons!! Hillary lost so get over it!! He broke no law and you are in need of charges for reporting LIES!!

  50. It’s really a conspiracy to protect the imbecile who gave mega tax cuts to the billionaire class and insure this corrupt charade continues.

  51. DOJ administered Cover up, what ever they are hiding will take them all down. I feel so dirty being led by Trump and his DOJ

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