5 Democrats who can make Trump’s life miserable | With Chris Cillizza

– Here’s a joke for ya. What did the left eye
say to the right eye? Between us, something smells
(drum roll then deep breath). Donald Trump’s presidency changed forever on November 8, 2018. Democrats retook control
of the U.S. House, and, in so doing, ensured
that the second two years of Trump’s presidency are
going to be even more bumpy for the President than his first two. And let’s be honest, those first two years were,
uh you know, bumpy as hell. But, Trump ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Democrats who have been in the
House majority all of a week are already chomping at the bit to investigate a President
who, many of them believe, has run amuck in the White
House for far too long. From trying to get Trump’s
tax returns publicly released, to looking into the actions
of his Cabinet secretaries, to, yes, impeachment, there are a slew of potential political
landmines waiting for Trump in the House, over the next two years. So, who will emerge as Trump’s
main Democratic antagonist between now and 2020? Here’s a look at five names
you really should know. Number one, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Yes, yes, yes, I, I get it, you probably already know
Pelosi’s name, but she is, without any question, the
single most important figure in Washington these days
not named Donald John Trump. Elected Speaker of the
House for the second time in her political career,
fun fact, Sam Rayburn and Henry Clay are the
only other two people to be Speaker of the House
in non-consecutive terms. I did tell you it was gonna be fun. Pelosi does control what
comes to the House floor and doesn’t, as well
as just how aggressive her committee chairs are
going to be when it comes to investigating Trump
and his administration. Nothing moves in the new Democratic House without Pelosi, a, knowing about
it and, b, approving of it. Number two, New Your
Congressman Jerry Nadler. Now the New York City Congressman, he represents the Upper
West Side in Manhattan, has known Trump for a
very long time, as the two sort of orbited each other in
the Big Apple political scene. Trump once even called Nadler, quote, one of the most egregious
hacks in contemporary politics. So he’s got that going for him. Now Nadler is also the new Chairman of the House Judiciary
Committee, which has broad leeway to investigate any number
of contentious issues, from voting rights, you
will remember that Trump, early in his administration,
created a commission to look at alleged voter fraud before disbanding the
commission within months, to immigration policy put in place by this Trump administration. But Nadler’s most powerful
role, without question, would be to oversee any
effort to impeach Trump, a process that some
House Democrats believe should have started, like, yesterday. Nadler, like Nancy Pelosi,
has been relatively guarded about whether or not Democrats will try to
impeach Trump, though. In December, he told CNN. – An impeachment is an attempt
to, in effect, overturn or change the result of the last election. You should do it only for
very serious situations. So that’s always the question. – Number three, California
Congressman Adam Schiff. Now for years, the Chairman of the House Intelligence
Committee largely operated in the shadows, entrusted to work with the nation’s security
apparatus to counter threats from both within the
United States and abroad. Throughout the ongoing
special counsel investigation, being led by Robert Mueller, however, into Russia’s interference
in the 2016 election, the head of the intelligence committee has taken on a much higher profile role. And in the 116th Congress, that gavel is held by,
you guessed, Schiff. Now Trump and Schiff do have some history, in the sense that the
President has bestowed a series of nicknames on the California Democrat, from sleazy Adam Schiff,
to little Adam Schitt. Yup, you heard me right. Schiffff spent much of the past two years running down attempts by Republicans on the Intelligence Committee
to downplay any connections between Trump’s campaign and the Russians. But now he has the power
to investigate, well, almost whatever he wants. Number four, Massachusetts
Congressman Richard Neal. Okay, when you hear the words
Ways and Means Committee, it doesn’t exactly conjure up a whole lot of excitement and or fireworks. But it should. Because the Ways and Means Committee deals with all tax-related matters, and it means you need to
get to know Richard Neal. Neal, the Chairman of the
Ways and Means Committee, is one of only three
people on Capitol Hill who is authorized to ask to see President Donald
Trump’s tax returns. Now it’s not clear if Neal
would be able to get them, since Trump has fought like
hell to keep those returns out of the public eye. But Neal is a guy who can
and will ask for them. Quote, I think the President
has an opportunity here to defuse this and just release the forms as every other candidate
for President has done, Neal told CNN in November, 2018. Quote, even if the request
is made, I don’t expect that afternoon we’re going
to see those tax forms. So, I think we’ll do what we have to do, and then see where the road takes us and the path that we travel, end quote. It’s a very philosophical answer. Number five, Maryland
Congressman Elijah Cummings. Now, outside of Nancy Pelosi, Cummings may actually
have the widest latitude to look into the Trump administration as Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Now, that committee, you may remember, is where Republicans
conducted an investigation into the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. It’s the same committee where
Republicans investigated why the FBI didn’t indict Hillary Clinton over her decision to use
a private email server. Now Cummings has already
signaled he wants to look into, among other things, Trump’s
Cabinet secretaries, his immigration policies,
and the disbursement of hurricane relief and recovery dollars. This is Cummings, quote,
I believe that what we do in this Congress over the next year or so will have an impact for
the next 50 to 100 years. That’s from a CNN interview. Now, taken together, these five
men and women have the power to write, or at least co-author, a new chapter of Trump’s presidency. How they approach the
President, and how he reacts over the next two years will tell us a lot about Trump’s chances of
winning again in 2020. And that is The Po!nt. We make these videos every week, twice. Check in every Tuesday and
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  1. Hi Chris here- There’s a host of new Democratic leaders coming to power. Who else has the potential to cause serious headaches for the Trump administration?

  2. These people are marxist commies, should go home. Traitors to every American Citizen. Why dont they move to friggin Mexico? Cannot wait til one of their children, family or friend get murdered by an immigrant!

  3. CNN lies, slanders, and spreads hateful misinformation for their satanic agendas against God and the American people. ✝🇺🇸

  4. Hey Democrats if you say walls don't help, just remove your front doors or remove your gates in your gated communities? You know retarded that sounds? Just proves the Democrats are hypocrites, you don't give a shit about America you only care for votes an power an never changing anything.

  5. Nothing about Progressives who can make CNN's life miserable? Do that, I'd like to see that. Oh and while your at it, can you maybe consider not being so obviously serving corporate overlords? It's kind of maddening really, all the twisting of words and dis-ingenuousness.

  6. 5 Democrats that can keep thousands of government workers hungry with no paychecks. Cnn sure knows how to twist facts around.

  7. Why won’t CNN or MsNBC report on Biden talking about cutting social security and medicare? They just talk about his new dog, his Holliday plans, his #1 rankin in polls, ect ect day after day after day.

  8. Lock him up!!! Before he does something real stupid, oh wait, he already did. End corporate cronyism. Trump and his cult are the idiot tools of the super rich elitist criminal scum….A billionaire gets more welfare that any poor person will see in their entire life… Socialism is only ok with the rightwing if it goes to the 1% The republicans are lap dogs for the rich….

  9. Yeah ,right! Just the beginning of another CIVIL WAR! Come on and I will show you blood, you FUCKING TRUMP-HATERS!!!🇺🇸😡🤬🗡🏹⚔💀🔫⚰


  11. Hi Chris , there is in no way that you are a real man, if CNN ever fires you which is doubtful because losers are all they want. You could most likely get a job as a fluffer in the gay porn industry. Google it you will see.

  12. Chris, You should really consider a job in the porn industry. You would be a great fluffer in gay porn. Google the term you will see.

  13. Trump will never be impeached with a Republican senate. Good try democrats, looks like you gotta wait till next election lmao. So much winning rn and it feels so good.

  14. My Man Chris another great show have a good evening from from the UK as we still don't know what the hells going on with our nation's main problem #brexit

  15. Your Democrats just got blown out of the water by border patrol and you still sit here and run your mouth seriously?? Let me tell you win a democrat becomes president watch what happens because we are going to investigate every tiny thing that they do. Payback is a bitch

  16. But let’s not report on the bipartisan Womens entrepreneurship & empowerment act he signed Wednesday 🙄. Or the 2nd black gay escort found dead in Democratic donor Ed Bucks apartment in the last 18 months 🙄🙄

  17. Here's a joke for ya… Virtually everything in the MSM [DS scripted propaganda] is a perversely twisted self-projection. The current magnitude of this psychopathic ranting defies all rational rhyme or reason.

    We are dealing with Demoncratic Newspeak! All I can say is it's infinitely disgusting. George and Aldous are rolling over in their graves!

    Enter: A Real American President for a change doing the right thing in the face of preposterous odds (demoncratic opposition) Thank you sir!

    If only for this reason President Trump is expediently revealing the true nature of this Demoncratic Beast! We can now clearly see what a 'Hillary Presidency' would actually represent. Some key 'MAGA' points currently at issue:

    1) the absolute Sanctity of Elections 2) Draining the Swamp (of demoncratic 'sex-x-splaining') with inevitable Military Tribunals for sedition and treason 3) the Southern Border Wall (critical to National Security) State of Emergency 4) Restoration of the U.S. Constitutional Republic (as the greatest political experiment in Human History) 5) 'Salvation' (Reset) of the U.S. Financial Economy (Abolishment of the 'Fed') with interim Martial Law to Maintain Social Order – these are all Critical Issues at Point in the Trump Administration as Fundamental to Rational 'Bipartisan Responsibilities' of State and National Sovereignty.

  18. The DEPRAVED Trump CRIME CARTEL were the HORRID BOOGIE MAN my loving veteran GRANDPARENTS warned me about. Then DJT craving attention and bragged about psycho sex with 1,000 married women……..and with Howard Stern & Cheap tell all mags it became VOMIT WORTHY!! SEND THIS CARTEL TO PRISON & if they survive, EVICT FROM USA FOREVER!!!

  19. Impeach and watch the Senate derail it? Nah, the Mueller Report will be out in February. Why not be patient and just indict, try, convict and toss his ass in jail? Much more satisfactory to me and all the Federal Employees currently working without pay. Hah – tRump running in 2020? I wasn't aware a person could run for President from a jail cell.

  20. In other news. Jesus CNN get off of Trump's dick already. Trump this Trump that. Just sick his duck already and get it over with

  21. Hey Cillizza. The Democrats you talk about will be forced to recuse themselves of anything regarding Trump or Russia because of their past statements about the POTUS, they cannot sit in any committees or oversee any supposed investigations. In any case, as soon as the House Democrats even start one investigation into Trump, the Republicans will walk out of the House and not be party to any political fetishes these assholes have been brewing in their limited mind space.

  22. Politicians have personal security❗️Tex,Arizona,California have a PROBLEM‼️ Please HELP…We are AMERICA ♥️

  23. And this is why people tend to hate politicians. They become toxic and end up just spending their time acting on resentment instead of actually doing the job they were elected for.

  24. Thanks for informing the populace in such an engaging and authoritative manner. It's obvious that you an your staff really do your homework.

  25. Mueller, I am losing faith in you. Do something. Trump is way out of control. Show us something. We Americans need to hear it. I for one am tired of it all. What are you waiting for.

  26. Bad people win when good people fail to act. It happened in 2016, but good people are working to get the bad people out, asap, especially the orange.

  27. If you can't get your point across without profanity and poor grammar don't bother. It just shows your ignorance.

  28. This is Trump’s shutdown. We all heard him say he would be proud to causing the shutdown. Trump is a conman who is now demented and believes in his own cons.

  29. Democrats ..we have no real agenda, we just wanna get Trump….who will be in office because they can’t get him out unless he is voted out in 2020….but we will pretend we can since the liberal media who people like Trump proves is fake left propaganda and not real news needs to have stuff to report since they aren’t respected by most people.

    Trump in 2020!!!

  30. Chris I just saw a piece about how you took AOC quote out of context! WTF, I thought you were better than that!


  31. My first introduction to you was on a YouTube video. In which, they exposed you're "misquoting" of public officials. After being called out, very publicly, for being deceitful. You proceeded to attempt "damage control" by stating another lie that was so weak, a nine years old could fact check you.
    You are clearly somebody whose Integrity can be bought, who will push deceitful divisive falsehoods that please you owner.
    American slaves like you, hurt our Freedom's more than any other terrorist group possibly can.
    That was my first impression of you. And you know what they say about first impressions.

  32. This calls for national emergency. If someone invade my land or our home without permission. We all know our law in our country. I wish people would come here legally. Not put themselves and family in harm. In war if other country invades us with declaring a war. It also is against law. Just because there is no rockets and bombs that does not make a invasion. I don't hate immigrants… to be realistic we can't control all these citizens in our country. We still have so many people we need to take care of in our Country. Please illegal immigrants come legally through the door.
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  33. Cillizillic Acid..!
    A comical, dorky-looking, rather unsightly character, who spews lies and made up fake information, to steer matters in the sinister, leftist direction, that intellectually challenged, lesser brained humanoids customarily flock to..
    However, since we all know that facts remain true, whether they are believed or not, that sadly ugly bloke. with all his pernicious hubris and condescending very repulsive diction, is looked upon with extreme hate, splendid disdain, and utmost contempt.

  34. If only Cry-baby Chuck & Pelosi-Galore weren't beholden to the Mexican drug cartels, they would have included border wall funding in the budget and the government would be fully open now.

  35. This is the last thing we need right now – amateur-hour, jokey "analysis" of our politics while the country circles the drain with Trump at the helm.

  36. & Trump can make THEIR lives a living hell in return. The Government is at a stand still over personal vendettas on both sides

  37. The more these democrats drag their feet the more it helps Trump and his supporters. Keep reporting CNN you helped us win in 2016 and you're somehow still going so we already have 2020 secured. Appreciate it!

  38. Amen. Impeachment is just too easy for this head of a crime family. Dismantle Trump organization crime syndicate, piece by piece under RICO statutes till the day not only this motherfukka die but idiots progeny are gone.

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