Ex-Congresswoman Who Voted to Impeach Nixon: Trump Firing Sessions Brings Back Troubling Memories


AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org,
The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman, with Nermeen Shaikh. NERMEEN SHAIKH: Democrats have seized control
of the House of Representatives, flipping more than two dozen seats in a historic midterm
election that gives Democrats subpoena power for the first time since President Donald
Trump was elected two years ago. A day after the election, Trump fired Attorney
General Jeff Sessions. Trump’s firing of Sessions has led to many
comparisons between Trump and former President Richard Nixon. On Wednesday, CNN’s Jake Tapper called Sessions’
ouster another chapter in, quote, “a slow-motion, multi-monthed Saturday Night Massacre.” He was referencing the infamous Saturday Night
Massacre in 1973, when then-Attorney General Elliot Richardson and his deputy resigned
after President Richard Nixon ordered Richardson to fire the special prosecutor investigating
the Watergate scandal. AMY GOODMAN: For more, we continue our conversation
with Elizabeth Holtzman, former U.S. congresswoman from New York. She served on the House Judiciary Committee
that voted to impeach Richard Nixon. For over 40 years, she had the record of being
the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Her new book, The Case for Impeaching Trump,
is out Monday. Still with us, David Cole, national legal
director of the American Civil Liberties Union. So, the Saturday Night Massacre. I mean, as you were watching this unfold yesterday,
Liz, you must have—you must have been flooded with memories. ELIZABETH HOLTZMAN: Oh, yeah. And it’s not just happy memories. These are very troubling memories. In fact, you can say that you get a, you know,
tingling up and down your spine from the repetition here. What triggered Richard Nixon’s impeachment
was his view that he was above the law, and particularly that he could not be held accountable—he
and his staff and his colleagues accountable—under the criminal law. So, when the special prosecutor asked for
his tapes—Nixon had White House tapes, and the tapes could prove whether or not he had
ordered a cover-up—Nixon said, “No, you’re not getting the tapes, and you’re going
to be fired.” And he ordered the special prosecutor fired. And two—the attorney general resigned; deputy
attorney general resigned. And then Robert Bork, number three, fired
him. The American people understood what was going
on. They knew that the tapes could prove whether
the president of the United States had engaged in a cover-up or whether John Dean, who alleged
he had been involved in a cover-up, was lying. Who was telling the truth? They understood this. And they said, “Congress, you have to do
something about it.” AMY GOODMAN: And these were tapes that Richard
Nixon had secretly ordered himself. ELIZABETH HOLTZMAN: Correct. AMY GOODMAN: The taping of the White House. ELIZABETH HOLTZMAN: Correct. And so, at that point, the impeachment inquiry
started. We didn’t know exactly where it was going
to go, but that’s when it started. And right now you have a president of the
United States who had waited, deliberately, ’til after the midterm elections, so it would
have no adverse political impact on him, to fire the attorney general of the United States. Why did he fire him? There’s nothing that—as Mr. Cole said, there’s
nothing that Sessions did that was contrary to his political view, I mean, or political
agenda, the president’s political views or political agenda, except that he wouldn’t
take control and he wouldn’t oversee and he wouldn’t supervise and he wouldn’t
interfere with Mueller’s investigation. And that was anathema to this president, because
this president, just like Nixon, wants to control the criminal process that’s going
to take place against him and his friends. And that is—if we go down that road, we
are becoming a banana republic. That’s not the United States of America. We are a country that’s committed to the
rule of law, and the president cannot put his finger on the thumb—on the scale—his
thumb on the scale of justice. That’s not going to happen. And if it does happen, then God help America. NERMEEN SHAIKH: Well, independent Senator
Bernie Sanders has warned that any attempt at obstruction on Trump’s part, obstruction
of the Russia probe, would be an impeachable offense. He tweeted Wednesday, quote, “Any attempt
by the president or the Justice Department to interfere with Mueller’s probe would
be an obstruction of justice and impeachable offense.” Liz, your— ELIZABETH HOLTZMAN: Well, there’s no question
about that. That was—the firing by Richard Nixon of
Archibald Cox, the special prosecutor, to stop and squelch that investigation, was one
of the grounds for the impeachment vote against Richard Nixon. So it may not—you don’t even need to go
much farther, I think, than even the appointment of Mr. Whitaker, because it seems apparent
that Mr. Whitaker is there for one purpose, which is to control and interfere with this
investigation. And if that turns out to be—and Congress
can investigate that. And if it turns out that the purpose was to
interfere with this investigation, then that, in and of itself, becomes not only a basis
for—becomes a basis for the removal and impeachment of Donald Trump. AMY GOODMAN: So, Liz Holtzman, last week,
the National Archives released documents from the Watergate scandal, including new information
relating to the indictment against President Richard Nixon. The draft documents, known as the “Watergate
Road Map,” show plans to charge Nixon with bribery, conspiracy, obstruction of justice
and obstruction of a criminal investigation. Nixon was never charged with the crimes, though
a number of his aides were. And some went to jail. The documents were released after a lawsuit
requested they be made public, citing their relevance for special counsel Robert Mueller
if he decides to issue a report to Congress as part of the ongoing probe into whether
the Trump campaign colluded with alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 elections. So, talk about—you know well—what this
indictment was of Richard Nixon. ELIZABETH HOLTZMAN: Well, let’s just make
one point. Richard Nixon was named by the grand jury
as an unindicted co-conspirator. That is the only time that’s ever happened
in the history of the United States. So, the grand jury wanted to indict Richard
Nixon. This wasn’t a hypothetical, a draft indictment. The grand jury said, “We want to indict
Richard Nixon.” They were told by the special prosecutor,
“You can’t indict a sitting president.” I don’t necessarily agree with that. And so, as an alternative, they issued this—they
charged him as being an unindicted co-conspirator. But yes, the Road Map pointed to—these were
criminal charges that were going to be made against the president of the United States,
and the supporting evidence. Impeachment is not a criminal proceeding. Impeachment is a civil proceeding by Congress
to preserve and restore our democracy. Doesn’t require a criminal standard of proof. It doesn’t require any of the trappings
of a criminal proceeding. What its purpose is, is to take a president
who is a threat to democracy, and remove that president from office. That’s what the Framers put impeachment
into the Constitution for. And that’s why the House Judiciary Committee
voted to impeach Richard Nixon, in part because he obstructed the investigation into the break-in
into the Watergate Hotel complex, the Democratic National Committee headquarters. And Donald Trump has done—has tried to interfere
with this investigation. He hasn’t succeeded in derailing it. He hasn’t succeeded in stopping it. But he’s put Whitaker there. Clearly, the appearance is to shut it down. AMY GOODMAN: And what does that mean? What if Whitaker shut it down or starved it
of funds? What does Mueller need to have in place now? And what would happen if he were fired? Could the indictments be made public, if there
are some already sealed? ELIZABETH HOLTZMAN: Well, that’s a very
interesting question, as to what would happen. I think we would have a national crisis, first
of all. If the American people, at that point, don’t
rise up to protect our democracy, then maybe nothing can preserve it. Because that’s what happened in Watergate. The American people forced Congress. Democrats were in control, Republican president,
but the Democrats didn’t want to bring impeachment proceedings. The American people forced them to do that. The democracy will— AMY GOODMAN: Why didn’t they? Because that’s the critical point here. ELIZABETH HOLTZMAN: Why didn’t they? Because they were, in a way— AMY GOODMAN: I mean, this is a very critical
issue. I mean, Nancy Pelosi, who has said she’s
going to run for House speaker again— ELIZABETH HOLTZMAN: Look— AMY GOODMAN: —has famously said impeachment
is off the table. ELIZABETH HOLTZMAN: Yeah, because it’s an
unknown process, because the first time that Congress ever did an impeachment of a president
was against Andrew Johnson, and that was done in a partisan way, and it left a historical
taint. We did the Nixon impeachment process. We did it in a bipartisan way. We did it in a fair way. That should have given the American people
a sense that this process works to preserve democracy. But then we had the Clinton impeachment, which
was, again, an abuse of power, as the Andrew Johnson impeachment was. But the issue is that the—I don’t really—I
wasn’t privy to why the speaker of the House and the majority leader, both Democrats, did
not want to proceed with impeachment proceedings until the Saturday Night Massacre. I think it’s because they just didn’t
know what was going to happen. The proceeding itself was—you know, had
a bad taint historically. And they didn’t know how the public was
going to react. You know, really, take down a president? Richard Nixon, unlike Trump, who squeaked
through in his election—Richard Nixon was elected with one of the biggest landslides
in American history. AMY GOODMAN: In 1972. ELIZABETH HOLTZMAN: In 1972. So, for an impeachment to take place, you’d
have to change the minds of a majority of American voters. Democrats weren’t sure that could ever happen. So they were worried about the political consequences
for themselves, instead of thinking about the country. But the American people demanded. They said, “Congress, you’ve got to protect
our democracy.” And Congress did. We didn’t take a nose count before we started. We didn’t even know what—I remember, when
we started the impeachment proceedings, nobody even knew what a high crime and misdemeanor
was. What’s the standard for impeachment? None of us had studied this in law school. AMY GOODMAN: So, explain what happened, in
the end, why Richard Nixon left. ELIZABETH HOLTZMAN: Richard Nixon left because
the House Judiciary Committee, proceeding in a methodical, fair, transparent, open and
bipartisan fashion, voted that he engaged in impeachable offenses. And ultimately, every single Republican on
the committee—initially, when we voted, there were about 11, 12 Republicans who didn’t
join. We had seven or eight who did. When there was a tape recording that was released
that showed Nixon himself orchestrating the cover-up from the very beginning, all the
Republicans joined with all the Democrats in saying Richard Nixon should be impeached,
including the most conservative. At that point, the handwriting was on the
wall. It was clear. Every single member of the House Judiciary
Committee, including conservative Republicans and conservative Southern Democrats, supported
impeachment. The House was going to support impeachment
overwhelmingly. And he would be removed by vote, convicted
in the Senate and removed. And he saw the handwriting on the wall. He didn’t want that humiliation. It was bad enough that he had to resign, became
the first American president to resign. But it was because the process was fair, open
and won the respect of the American people, many of whom—most of whom had supported
Richard Nixon in the election just a year and a half before. So it can be done. But it has to— AMY GOODMAN: So, Richard Nixon resigned and
didn’t get impeached. ELIZABETH HOLTZMAN: No. There was a vote to impeach in the House Judiciary
Committee. That was enough for Richard Nixon to get the
message he had to get out, because, otherwise, he’d be forcibly removed by the House, full
House, and the Senate. NERMEEN SHAIKH: Well, let’s go back to Sessions’
replacement, Matthew Whitaker, and his comments on another issue in an interview with CNN
last year. He said about the Constitution’s emoluments
clause that, quote, “the ethics laws and the conflict of interest rules do not apply
to the president or the vice president.” So, David Cole, could you respond to that? And also, if Whitaker were to impede or entirely
halt Mueller’s investigation, is this likely to provoke a constitutional crisis as some
say it will? DAVID COLE: So, on the first question, the
emoluments clause is a conflict of interest provision, and it is directly applicable to
the president and says the president can’t intermix his private monetary interests with
the power of his office, which is, of course, exactly what he’s doing. Two courts have ruled that cases against the
president for violating the emoluments clause can go forward, against the Justice Department’s
efforts to dismiss them. So, Whitaker is just wrong on that one. On the second one, on whether this will provoke
a constitutional crisis, I think, you know, Liz Holtzman is right: It depends on the American
people. And I think, you know, in some sense, it depends
on whether there is a smoking gun. Facts do matter. I’m hoping that in the social media world,
facts still matter. And, you know, these are the actions—if
you look at what Trump has done, these are the actions of a man with something to hide. If you have nothing to hide, then you don’t
mind the fact that there’s an investigation; you welcome an investigation. An investigation into Russian interference
with our democratic process? Anyone who didn’t have anything to hide
would say, “Absolutely, let’s look into that.” In fact, what he’s done is, at every stage,
try to obstruct it. Mueller is diligent. Mueller is talented. Mueller has been incredibly disciplined about
this. You know, I think Mueller will reveal whatever’s
there that Trump is seeking to hide. And then the question is: Will the American
people—and, most importantly, will the Republicans in the Senate—hold country over party loyalty? AMY GOODMAN: The Miami New Times reports Matthew
Whitaker was also involved in a Miami-based invention marketing company the Federal Trade
Commission shut down last year after calling it a scam. The paper reported Whitaker not only sat on
the board of World Patent Marketing, but also once sent a threatening email to a former
customer who had complained after he spent thousands of dollars and did not receive the
promised services. I mean, we’re just learning about Matthew
Whitaker right now. DAVID COLE: Yeah, yeah. And all we really know is that his number
one qualification for the job was loyalty to President Trump and criticism of the Mueller
investigation. And that’s not a justification for being
the highest law enforcement officer in the country. AMY GOODMAN: Liz Holtzman, just before we
break, Deb Haaland is our next guest, and she has made history. She is one of two Native American women who
will be going to Congress. This is for the first time ever in this country. She’s from New Mexico. You made history as the youngest woman ever
elected to Congress, and you held that record for over 40 years. Do you have a suggestion for her—you, Liz
Holtzman, who is now the author of The Case for Impeaching Trump? ELIZABETH HOLTZMAN: Well, first of all, congratulations
to her. And secondly, while all of these terrible
things are happening with regard to the president of the United States and interference with
the rule of law and with justice, the dream of America is still pretty strong. If we can have people who have been excluded,
Native American women, who have never served in Congress, now can reach for that high position,
that’s great, and I’m excited. Read my book. Americans should read my book, understand
how the process works. We don’t need a smoking gun to start it. We do need a sense that the president is interfering
with the rule of law. The minute that happens, then Congress has
to act, and the American people have to act, to start investigations. AMY GOODMAN: Well, we want to thank you both
for being with us. Liz Holtzman, at 31 years old, she was the
youngest woman elected to Congress, held that record for more than 40 years, until Elise
Stefanik was elected in New York in 2014 at age 30. And now Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, at 29, will
be the youngest member, the youngest woman elected to Congress. Liz Holtzman, former U.S. congresswoman. Her new book, The Case for Impeaching Trump. And David Cole, who is the legal director
of the ACLU, the American Civil Liberties Union. When we come back, we go to New Mexico to
speak with Deb Haaland, made history as one of two Native American women elected to Congress
for the first time ever. Stay with us.

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  1. What frustrates me is the lack of coverage from the bombing and starvation of people of Yemen to the slave trade now in Libya since the idiotic and criminal year long NATO bombing of that country . How about those NAZI's in Maidan Ukraine ( thank you Victoria Nuland and John McCain . Oh I forgot we never hold anyone accountable . But lets make a stupid public stupider .

  2. Tramp is a member of russian mafia/ Солнцевская ОПГ заселилась в Трамп-Тауэр. https://bespredel.org/solncevskaya-opg-zaselilas-v-tramp-tauer/

  3. This is the main point. Will Republicans and the Republican party do this?

    "Bipartisanship requires putting country over party."

    The answer is no.

  4. Richard Nixon left because he knew, if he didn't, he'd probably be charged with treason for his actions during the Vietnam War…

  5. Do you really think anything will shake the GOP Senate into doing the Patrotic thing? Their donors are on track to bankrupt the country with their tax cuts.

  6. Donald Trump is too stupid to walk away like Nixon. so stupid that he don't realize that the media that he hate so much can teach hom how thing is done Roght. so stupid he think Fux news is his best friend. thay won't even tell him when he is wrong. with friends like them who need Enemy's

  7. I stumbled onto this channel accidentally. I have never heard so much stupidity expressed in one place at one time in my life! My first clue should have been the title 'democracy now'. The intensity of your stupidity could be contagious. Now I have to find an antidote. Any sane person would run like hell.

  8. Trump must be considering suicide because he KNOWS he won't be able to handle prison — no silk sheets or tacky, gold-plated designer fails to "embrace" him there.

  9. Jamal Khashoggi's killing took seven minutes, Turkish source tells MEE#Khashoggi

    Middle East Eye publishes first details of audio tape acquired by Turkish investigators probing what happened to Saudi journalist

    https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/exclusive-khashoggi-829291552

  10. Saudi Arabia Wires U.S. $100 Million as Trump Proclaims M.B.S. Innocent The payment, which the Saudis had committed to in August, reportedly arrived on the same day that Pompeo landed in Riyadh.

    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/10/saudi-arabia-wires-us-dollar100-million-as-trump-proclaims-mbs-innocent

  11. With trumpgate it’s his
    taxes 👈🏻 that would take him down or he’d have released them by now but he to date refuses and says nobody would understand them????
    My grandson who’s just 2 night let’s just see~lol

  12. Are you kidding me? Have you guys even looked at the FISAGATE UNFOLDING. The whole thing was a set up by Obama FBI/DOJ/State dept, Clinton's 70 % of the country can see it. Yet you continue down this desperate road if obstruction. He an acting AG. We'll get a new AG next year. Trump could have shut down Mueller long ago. Why wait until now. You people have not deductive reasoning. Your batshit conspiracy theories are such bullshit. How can you face yourselves in the mirror. I'm so voting Trump in 2020. 2 years of presidential harassment and now more. Russia and Trump were not, are not and will not collude for jack. I'm done with this propaganda. Democrats need some ideas (not socialism) to win me back. You guys suck at your jobs.

  13. The Democrats are not interested for impeaching Trump for serious crimes for which there's ample evidence in plain sight … drone bombing innocents around the world, militarily occupying Syria, threatening to drop nuclear bombs on N. Korea at the U.N., putting refugees in cages and housing them in concentration camps, operating a warrantless domestic surveillance program, launching a coup in Nicaragua (etc.). The list is endless. Instead, the Democrats prefer chasing non-existent Russian ghosts. The D's and R's are wedded in a plethora of unconstitutional activities that they've agreed to seal off from discussion and investigation. Only the working class can put an end to their crimes against We The People.

  14. Nixon was a paranoid freak outa hell, who thought he was king, but he never would have colluded with a hostile foreign power. tRump is a common criminal, a GRU asset and an asshole in general. There is NO comparison between tRump and tricky dicky, and I fought VIGOROUSLY against the reign of king dick. tRump, on the other hand, needs to be removed, impeached, prosecuted, deported, and released in mid-Atlantic in a row boat.

  15. What has happened to Rudy Ghouliani? He was the main attorney for #TrumpTheInsaneRacistLyingFascistBigotPedophile. He has been out of the Fox fake news for weeks now. Did #TrumpTheInsaneRacistLyingFascistBigotPedophile have someone drive a stake through his heart?

  16. What a joke! The whole Russiagate thing is phony, still not a shred of evidence to prove that Trump conspired with Putin to affect the election outcome at all. The special prosecutor should never have been appointed in the first place. The Democrats are engaged in a dangerous fraud. They’re creating a new Cold War with Russia. And they’re looking for an excuse for their defeat in 2016. Besides, impeaching Trump just puts Pence in the Oval Office, and he’s even worse than Trump! The Democratic Party is no longer viable. It’s a corporate party and offers nothing to the people at all. That’s why they keep losing. Russiagate is just scapegoating and it’s totally phony.

  17. Your incredibly mirroring Trump to Watergate which makes you complicit because its Clinton who bleached 30000 emails with her ensemble of players spreading like a cancer growing larger and larger and higher up the food chain FBI DOJ STATE DPT as covering up tracks became more and more difficult. Hilary said if Trump ever got elected they would all hang. Obama authorized spying on "Cater page Trump" campaign and some one down the chain of command dialed the plumbers. Trump is the antidote the deep state is the poison.

  18. Such valuable information that Elizabeth is conveying. I hope all Americans understand the seriousness of this. We (I am not American) can only hope that the Americans rise up and force the Democrats to begin impeachment proceedings like they did back in '73.

  19. 10 Attorney Generals worked for less than a year in our history… logic and reason have flown the coop… more money spent on investigations…600,000,000 spent on "russian collusion" with no collusion… how about using that for education or helping immigrants or infrastructure?

  20. liarLiar trickyDick the wifeBeater picked his replacement/pardoner&resigned with full cadillac healthCare&retirementBenefits4life…. benefits are earned&notTaxed as this republicanProved….

  21. Can't wait for Trump to be dragged out of the white house; kicking & screaming like the 🍊 Toddler he is!! 🍸🍺🍻🍷🍹🎉🎈🎂🎆

  22. Check mate your move 45. Oh that's right he doesn't play chess because chess is a strategic game that take thought to out think your opponent. Which you'll know 45 doesn't have the mental capacity and will lash out and huff n puff and get enraged shoot he'd flip the chess board because that's how much of an infantile spoilt man child.

  23. Since I started watching DN recently and viewing the comments of the videos my IQ has dropped substantially! Good for entertainment though!

  24. I remember Elizabeth and she never waiver’s from the facts, she should be elected to Congress, to restore some dignity to that body….

  25. Democrats seized the House? I thought they simply won a majority and thereby will assume control of the House by the normal peaceful transfer of power.

    Historic Election? Not the most won seats or lost seats, pretty much an average mid term in normal sense as far as the House goes. Obama, Bush and Clinton lost more house seats while in office.

    If and when Trump fires Mueller, then people can make Archibald Cox comparisons, this is just hateful rhetoric.

    Democracy Now has turned into just another mainstream news hack.

  26. Anybody remember when mueller lied to america with the aim of getting us into the iraq war? Why the hell do these war criminals have any credibility? Why aren't they in jail for mass murder and torture?

  27. The constant derailment attempt of EVERY presidency makes America the biggest banana republic. How about an investigation into America’s collusion & in MANY other countries… Central & Sth America, Eastern Europe, etc…

  28. What is wrong with this picture…The whole investigation of Trump is that he illegitimately won the election in 2016, due to Russian tampering of the election…These mid terms in spite of every second, every hour, every day, every week…month…for years of relentless reporting by the main stream media of illegitimately being elected in 2016…these mid terms proves that Trump did win legitimately…or the Senate also would have been taken by Democrats in a landslide as well as a land slide of the house… to impeach him or to continue this fabricated investigation that now only proves this personalized, (Not of the majority vote of the public.) shameless effort to overthrow the office of a legitimate president… wow Alex jones, or the Russians can't even be blamed for these mid terms…The damage inflicted by the world reporting medias that's dividing everything is a national security threat to the office of a president including worldwide damaging influence and should be utility-ized…

  29. Trump being elected caught the democrats with their corrupt pants down…To avoid treason charges against these political celebrity veterans, they had to create a diversion and get Mueller investigating to gather all incriminating evidence of the mostly Democrats and destroy it, or hide it or tamper it before Trump exploited it all to the people or indict them to prison in front of the world … using tax money to cover-up Democratic corruption through Mueller…

  30. The big difference between Nixon and trump is, Nixon fired the AG because HE was being INVESTIGATED.Trump fired AG Sessions because he wasn't doing his JOB.I personally agree with the president,on this matter.There is NO crime and we've spent over 15 Million on a an investigation that's only perferred charges against Russians, and persons NOT connected to the president at the time the offences charged were alledged to have happened.

  31. Hey ! ….. Where are the Fucking Adults anymore ?
    The Nixon Impeachment only worked because the Republicans got scared that they would be seen as complicit and got on board with the idea to Impeach Nixon….
    Nowadays ,We can CLEARLY see that the Republicans don't care one bit what Trump does as long as they get to take away the ACA , privatize everything and give even more Tax breaks to their Rich Friends …so thinking that the Democrats can go on their own here without any support for the Republican Controlled Congress and impeach Trump is so fucking Childish it beggars belief…
    Under these OBVIOUS Real Life FACTS …Of course Pelosi and the Big Boy and Girl Democrats would never be so stupid as to try to impeach Trump ..they know that they would have to waste immense amounts of time on this process all the while being monkeyed wrenched by the Republicans who would use every dirty Trick delaying tactic they could find….
    This would waste Months of time that would be better used in trying to stop the Republicans from trying to kill the ACA and all the other evil shit they are doing now….
    Has the Trump Effect turned everyone so stupid that they can't even see simple facts of Reality like this anymore ….
    And even if we do get rid of our Dictator in Chief …then we have Pence who would take on the role of President …. Trumps a scumbag and a Fool …. Pence is so much worse ….. grow up Kids and other Dummies

  32. At some point, GOP politicians will realize Trump is a political liability just like they did with Nixon. Trump is less popular than Nixon was. His supporters are more radicalized but there are fewer of them. It's just a question of time.

  33. Fact: Democrats got over 12 million more votes than Republicans at the midterms. The US people have spoken loud and clearly.

  34. What you'll crying about PEOPLE, that's the results of person who is not qualified for the job of the presidency, what they expect good results from someone with no comprehension about the job.

  35. Is the Republican Party ethical enough to impeach that man? I think they are only about wining whatever the cost, even if democracy is at risk.

  36. I live by a saying: "Something good comes from something adverse." "The adverse is there to smack you upside the head to wake you up." I always thought I was aware of the degree of the 'Racist Cancer' still lurking in our Nation, but since Trump was put into the Oval Office my eyes are wide open! Yes we are a young Nation and have alot to learn, but we have come a long way with many of our elders who still remember the wicked brutality and atrocities Hitler and his Third Reich heaped upon innocent men, Women and children where ever his Nazi Armies invaded. And Mein Fuhrer Trump thinks he can make America Nazi Germany. Sorry creep, not as long as I have breath in my lungs, not on my watch.

  37. I didn't watch this segment yet because the caption is stupid. You have to be an idiot to find similarities between Watergate / The Saturday Night Massacre and the abomination of the Russia investigation / firing of Sessions who has been sitting on his hands all this time. There is evidence Nixon was trying to cover up something. Trump has nothing to cover up. He literally did nothing wrong.

  38. Seems like Trump is purposefully dividing our country so half the country will be against his inevitable impeachment.

  39. Wow! What a terrific discussion. The comparison between Nixon and Trump is amazing. Hope Mueller is moving to protect the investigation and impeach Trump. A threat to democracy is a impeachable act.

  40. There will be a very high turnover of Republican seats in 2020 unless they help soon to eliminate Trump. Whatever they decide to do……this nightmare will end.

  41. Trump just had a referendum on his presidency and lost. The majority of Americans in both of the last two elections voted Democrat. Of course Trump can be impeached. The Repubs lost support for impeaching Clinton because people could see it was them abusing power. In this case, the one being impeached would be the one abusing power.

  42. you damn people are straight loonies if you don't like trump fine no one said you had to …I didnt like obama but in no way would I ever want to impeach him because he won the vote. no laws have been broken soooo wth are you people even talking about

  43. AZ had a crazy governor a lot like Trump once. First thing he did was cancel the MLK holiday. He got impeached. Difference is, even the republicans were repelled by him. These republicans have no soul. They won't impeach him because they know they wouldn't stand a chance if they alienated the trump cult.

  44. Unfortunately Republicans aren't interested in any kind of bi-partisan effort to remove a corrupt tyrant from office. They are completely ok with it as long as it serves their purpose which is to enrich themselves at tax payer expense. The Republican party has no scruples whatsoever.

  45. From here in the uk..

    Y'know who looks unfit to serve???

    The democrats.

    I have sat here watching both sides.

    I have watched cnn
    I have watched Fox
    Then I watch other stations.
    I didn't particularly like Trump after hearing second hand what a terrible racist, homophobic, misogynistic pig he was.

    Well, I decided to watch him actually speak at rallies and other occasions.
    And I thought he was funny!
    I thought gosh! What is everyone on about on cnn and most of your news channels!!!!

    Y'know what I' have seen?

    Well, I've seen mass violence and unrest as has anybody who has been following all this.

    Y'know WHO I've watched inciting people to violence and hatred?

    Democrat party officials.
    Grown democrat men assaulting college kids.
    Male Democrat supporters attacking and kicking women!
    Democrat news presenters (who are the most rabid raging racists, I've ever seen on television btw)
    I've seen screaming democrats attack people ;
    in their homes
    on the street
    In restaurants
    In congress
    Attacked getting coffee
    Attacked at marches

    I could go on.

    I've also seen tent cities full of thousands of homeless people that have NOTHING.

    And then I wonder to my self….why do they want open borders.
    Why do the democrats and some republicans want to fill more tents and promote MORE homelessness by letting more poor people enter the country who have nothing and then pretend you're going to look after them when they get to America.

    You pretend you are going to house home and feed other people whilst it being more than OBVIOUS you have proven you CAN NOT look after your own poor hungry and homeless?!?!!

    Then I look at the state of Europe and I think that is what you want???

    You want to let in millions of people that you have not vetted or provided any criteria for admission and then think your government is going to look after and provide for these people??

    What? When you already have people in the THOUSANDS of hungry homeless and often sick Americans that Obama ignored and now you want Trump to ignore???

    Yeah! I hope that works out.
    I hasn't worked at all well here in Europe.

    https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/does-germany-have-a-problem-with-criminal-refugees-1.3345325%3fmode=amp

    Just google "European rape epidemic"
    Or
    "Terrorist attacks in Europe"

    And then there's this ;

    https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/boingboing.net/2015/12/16/americas-permanent-ubiquito.html/amp

  46. The US media is pure evil. Who is financing this ex-congress thing? What a disgusting waste of money. Both Democrats and Republicans love to invade non-white countries and ruin them.

  47. We should not even be debating what Whitaker will and won't do because Whitaker has been ILLEGALLY INSTALLED in that position, he has no grounds to do a damn thing. If I was Rod Rosenstein or anybody else working in the Justice Department I would not even ANSWER to Whitaker because he cannot legally be acting interim AG because he has not been vetted and confirmed by CONGRESS.

  48. Too many House members are pre-occupied with promoting their own conspiracy theories instead of investigating a real conspiracy by a foreign enemy working to defraud the United States. Unless the elected leaders provide consistent direction and resources to officials working to defend democracy, we will not stop Putin's assault.

  49. History repeats itself. Lessons never learned. Nixon should've paid the price for obstructing the rule of law by standing up in court and being locked up behind bars, not resigning.

  50. These stern women look like they would be capable of being the only survivors of the Donner's Party…Stupid driven to one end …..Funny

  51. These perverts are really sick people fuck you Bitches you want grown men to use the same restrooms as our little daughter you fucking perverts.

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