Trump confidant: Mr. President, if you’re watching, please testify


Maurice Vega

100 Responses

  1. Hey CNN now it's Mr. President? What happened to Hitler you myopic POS. CNN the Communist News Network. Watched by the mind-numbing morons and pathetic losers of America!

  2. Trump is used to corrupt and the many that defend it so why should he worry? He's survived this long without being arrested besides charged a few times. Of course he'll continue doing what he does. Oligarchs and the elites run this world and country.

  3. I stopped watching after his first sentence about the most partisan Congress a Prez has ever seen, obviously he doesn’t remember Clinton or Obama. A shrill ideologue is worth less than nothing.

  4. Conservative Values:
    -Mass spending on military with no war to fight and prop up Military Industrial Complex
    -Keep Coal and other harmful jobs alive
    -Tax cuts to the rich (benefit the most)
    -Less regulation so the corrupt can get away with it and destroy the environment (enjoy the lead and smog or other)
    -Keep wages low so everyone is kept poor unless you're lucky

    What's good being a con again? Democrats aren't much better but still better than the cons. At least they support social services.

  5. 😉Well, he may as well be used ro walking on fire..
    Because..👐🤥🔥Nah😆🤣💬
    "He sure as hell are freaking out tritter tweetstorms like he truly feels it.

    💥💻💥👐🥵w💭t💭f💭🙄yep💬

  6. Why do Republicans keep saying how great the economy is? All that's happening is that full time jobs are being turned into part time ones, so more people have jobs that don't pay enough to live on, and no health care to boot.

  7. Yeah, that unhinged 6-page letter-rant showed how so COMPLETELY not bothered by impeachment he is. Good god, this guy's just as deluded as Trump himself.

  8. He wants to be impeached. Then Democrats will have problems in the swing states. It is the hail Mary but it did not work.

  9. This man is a Trump ass-kisser talking about everybody is enjoying the ride because of Trump. Most of the people are not enjoying the ride, why don't they take a poll of black people only he would be called the worst president ever.If Trump testify he would make a fool of himself. This guy is full of shit.

  10. Mind not what people say but what they do for their deeds will betray a lie. When Trump in front of the whole world said he thought if the Ukraine government was truthful they would investigate the Bidens. He has also bullied all the Republicans into being scared of him. There is no honor amongst thieves. The Republicans need to stand up to him and do their damn jobs!!

  11. Bullshit. There was a surplus when a Clinton was a President. And the economy was good when Obama was President. You people would like to believe that the economy is worth giving up our a democracy, it’s not.

  12. When someone says in their opinion it's only their opinion. Not factual. This dude knows damn well what the white transcripts says.The only reason the polls say no impeachment is the fear of Pence being president. Conservatives use the word conservative very loosely.

  13. Did you just say trump is transparent?? Just because he has public child like tantrums does not make him transparent. Must I make a list on the things he’s NOT transparent on?

  14. When people are told (over and over and over again) to believe only certain things, then of course there is polarization because there is no reading, no listening for another perspective, and certainly no original thinking.

  15. This man is talking complete rubbish, public opinion has changed, the marches in all major city’s , his rally’s shows the true Trump and are disgraceful, America do you really want this for 4 more years, he doesn’t represent the majority of the country, he is a bum.

  16. This guy thinks that the employment figures are good for Americans? Is he crazy? Working two or three jobs is good? a stagnant hourly wage is good? Tens of thousands of people on disability because the just cant find a job. This guy is really out of touch.

  17. “He’s not bother about the impeachment”, r u kidding me, dude? Have u not see his daily tweets as well as his ranting letter to Pelosi?

  18. He said Biden you stupid shill,quit with the he broke the law but it’s a little harmless crime. And using the word sin is playing to the Jesus cult crowds.

  19. What's with this "political sin" vs "political crime" nonsense? This whole mess just gets weirder and weirder, and we're exhausted. Please resolve this asap.

  20. Republicans think he is solid? Nawwww trump disrespect allot of groups so we see what he do. I personally think trump a liar plus this Replubicians are stretch stretching the truth a bit. Trump wanted to smear Biden so he can get the lock him up chants. Trump is slimy

  21. Nah, DJT is very disturbed by impeachment– he is tweeting maniacally and having his rallies to distract because he is petrified and is the mast of disinformation and distraction when he is in deep trouble. This man is supporting Trump way too much. Trump took over the Republican party and says, "I CAN DO WHATEVER I WANT." The Trumplican party is in deep doo-doo because they will never be able to control him and he is their downfall.

  22. To provide transparency to your otherwise opaque and unfair process, and after
    consultation with Ranking Member Jim Jordan and Ranking Member Michael McCaul, the
    American people deserve to hear from the following witnesses in an open setting:
    1. Devon Archer, former board member of Burisma Holdings. Multiple Democrat
    witnesses in closed-door testimony explained that Ukrainian energy company Burisma
    has a reputation in Ukraine for corruption. Mr. Archer is Hunter Biden 's long-term
    business partner and served as a board member of Eurisma Holdings with Mr. Eiden.
    Mr. Archer's firsthand experiences with Eurisma can assist the American public in
    understanding the nature and extent of Ukraine's pervasive corruption, information that
    bears directly on President Trump's longstanding and deeply-held skepticism of the
    country.
    2. Hunter Biden, former board member of Burisma Holdings. As stated previously,
    Eurisma has a reputation in Ukraine for corruption. According to public reporting,
    Eurisma recruited Mr. Eiden to its board to improve its public image at a time when Mr.
    Eiden's father, Vice President Joe Eiden, was the Obama Administration's point person
    for Ukraine policy. 8 Mr. Eiden reportedly received $50,000 a month for his presence on
    Eurisma's board.9 Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent testified that he raised
    concerns in 2015 to Vice President Eiden's office about the appearance of a conflict of
    interest stemming from Mr. Eiden's position on Eurisma's board. Ambassador Marie
    Y ovanovitch testified that the Obama State Department prepared her to address Mr.
    Eiden's position on Eurisma during her confirmation hearing to be ambassador to
    Ukraine. As with Mr. Archer, Mr. Eiden's firsthand experiences with Eurisma can assist
    the American public in understanding the nature and extent of Ukraine's pervasive
    corruption, information that bears directly on President Trump's longstanding and
    deeply-held skepticism of the country.
    3. Alexandra Chalupa, former Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer. During
    the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Alexandra Chalupa, a former DNC staffer and
    contractor, worked with the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington, D.C. to try and get
    political dirt on then-candidate Trump's campaign. 10 She has admitted to providing anti-
    Trump dirt to the DNC and the Hillary Clinton campaign, and to discussing such dirt with
    then-Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States Valeriy Chaly. Given President
    Trump's documented belief that the Ukrainian government meddled in the 2016 election
    to oppose his candidacy, which forms the basis for a reasonable desire for Ukraine to
    investigate the circumstances surrounding the election and any potential Ukrainian
    involvement, Ms. Chalupa is a prime fact witness who can assist Congress and the
    American public in better understanding the facts and circumstances surrounding
    Ukrainian involvement in the 2016 election.
    4. David Hale, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. The three committees
    interviewed Under Secretary Hale on November 6, 2019. Under Secretary Hale has
    direct knowledge of U.S. government policy with respect to foreign assistance and
    foreign assistance review, which is critical to informing the American public's
    understanding of President Trump's posture on such matters. Given Under Secretary
    Hale's firsthand knowledge of events preceding and surrounding Ambassador
    Yovanovitch's recall from Ukraine, as well as Under Secretary Hale's communications
    with Ambassador Taylor regarding Ukraine matters, the American people deserve to hear
    from Under Secretary Hale.
    5. Tim Morrison, former Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs on the
    National Security Council (NSC), to testify on the same panel as Lt. Col. Alexander
    Vindman, assuming you request Lt. Col. Vindman to testify. The three committees
    conducted a deposition of Mr. Morrison on October 31, 2019. You have yet to release
    Mr. Morrison's transcript; however, Mr. Morrison was one of the few witnesses who
    listened on the President's July 25 phone call and subsequently dealt with matters on the
    NSC related to U.S. military assistance to Ukraine. If you intend to call Lt. Col.
    Alexander Vindman, who worked for Mr. Morrison, to publicly testify, the minority
    requests Mr. Morrison sit on the same panel as Mr. Vindman.
    6. Nellie Ohr, former contractor for opposition research firm Fusion GPS. In a 2018
    interview with the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees, Ms. Ohr stated that,
    during her work with Fusion GPS that ultimately assisted in the production of the Steele
    Dossier-<:omprising false allegations against then-candidate Trump–Fusion GPS used
    information from sources in Ukraine, including Serhiy Leshchenko who recently lost his
    post from the Ukrainian parliament. 11 Given President Trump's documented belief that
    the Ukrainian government meddled in the 2016 election to oppose his candidacy, which
    forms the basis for a reasonable desire for Ukraine to investigate the circumstances
    surrounding the election and any potential Ukrainian involvement, Ms. Ohr is a prime
    fact witness who can assist Congress and the American public in better understanding the
    facts and circumstances surrounding Ukrainian involvement in the 2016 election.
    7. Ambassador Kurt Volker, former U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine
    Negotiations, to testify on the same panel as Ambassador William Taylor and
    Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent on Wednesday, November 13,
    2019. The three committees conducted a transcribed interview of Ambassador Volker on
    October 2, 2019 and you subsequently released the transcript of the interview on
    November 5, 2019. Given Ambassador Volker's role as a primary interlocutor and
    trusted confidant of the Ukrainian government, as well as his firsthand knowledge of the
    circumstances surrounding Ukraine, to include discussions with Mayor Rudy Giuliani,
    Ambassador Gordon Sondland, Ambassador William Taylor, and others, the American
    people deserve to hear from Ambassador Volker in public on the same panel as
    Ambassador Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kent.
    8. The anonymous whistleblower whose secondhand complaint initiated the
    Democrats' "impeachment inquiry." Because President Trump should be afforded an
    opportunity to confront his accusers, the anonymous whistleblower should testify. In
    addition, the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community reported that the
    whistleblower had a bias against President Trump and public reports indicate that the
    whistleblower worked closely with Vice President Biden. 12 Moreover, given the multiple
    discrepancies between the whistleblower' s complaint and the closed-door testimony of
    the witnesses, it is imperative that the American people hear definitively how the
    whistleblower developed his or her information, and who else the whistleblower may
    have fed the information he or she had gathered and how that treatment of classified
    information may have led to the false narrative being perpetrated by the Democrats
    during this process.
    9. All individuals relied upon by the anonymous whistleblower in drafting his or her
    secondhand complaint. In the whistleblower's complaint, the whistleblower suggests
    that he or she received accounts of President Trump's July 25 phone call with President
    Zelensky and associated information from "more than half a dozen" sources. 13 These
    sources provided information that does not match the closed-door testimony from
    witnesses, particularly as it relates to whether the President actually conditioned a faceto-
    face visit or U.S. military assistance on opening an investigation into the President's
    political rivals. The whistleblower's complaint alleged that most, if not all, of these
    individuals had firsthand information related to the whistle blower's claims, making their
    testimony particularly relevant to the American people.

  23. The Honorable Adam Schiff
    Chairman
    November 9, 2019
    Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
    U.S. House of Representatives
    Washington, DC 20515
     
    Dear Chairman Schiff:
    In March 2019, prior to unilaterally initiating an "impeachment inquiry" in the House of
    Representatives, Speaker Pelosi said that "impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there's something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don't think we should go down that path because it divides the country." ' Today, eight months after Speaker Pelosi's statement, there is bipartisan opposition in the House of Representatives to pursuing
    impeachment.2 Undeterred, Speaker Pelosi and you now plan to move your one-sided and purely political "impeachment inquiry" from behind closed doors to open hearings next week.
    Speaker Pelosi promised the "impeachment inquiry" would '"treat the President with
    faimess."3 You have failed to honor the Speaker's promise. During the Committee's last open
    hearing, you fabricated evidence out of thin air to portray President Trump's telephone
    conversation with President Zelensky in a sinister light.4 During your closed-door proceedings, you offered no due process protections for the President. You directed witnesses called by the Democrats not to answer Republican questions. You withheld deposition transcripts from Republican Members. You selectively leaked cherry-picked information to paint misleading public narratives about the facts. You misled the American people about your interactions with the anonymous whistleblower, earning you '·four Pinocchios" from the Washington Post.5 Your actions have greatly damaged the integrity of the Intelligence Committee and any legitimacy of your "impeachment inquiry."
    Americans see through this sham impeachment process, despite the Democrats' efforts to
    retroactively legitimize it last week. The resolution that Democrats passed last week- over
    bipartisan opposition-limits the rights of minority Members beyond those prescribed in the
    House Rules and prevents minority Members from fully and fairly participating in the
    proceedings. While in traditional hearings the minority is permitted the ability to call a witness, the resolution only allows minority Members to suggest a witness list and requires them to provide "a detailed written justification of the· relevance of the testimony of each requested witness. "6 The minority Members must identify all potential witnesses we wish to call before knowing the number, topics, or scope of hearings you intend to convene.7 The Democrats' impeachment process against President Trump is a drastic departure from bipartisan precedent for presidential impeachment proceedings.

  24. The Honorable Adam Schiff
    Chairman
    November 9, 2019
    Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
    U.S. House of Representatives
    Washington, DC 20515
     
    Dear Chairman Schiff:
    In March 2019, prior to unilaterally initiating an "impeachment inquiry" in the House of
    Representatives, Speaker Pelosi said that "impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there's something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don't think we should go down that path because it divides the country." ' Today, eight months after Speaker Pelosi's statement, there is bipartisan opposition in the House of Representatives to pursuing
    impeachment.2 Undeterred, Speaker Pelosi and you now plan to move your one-sided and purely political "impeachment inquiry" from behind closed doors to open hearings next week.
    Speaker Pelosi promised the "impeachment inquiry" would '"treat the President with
    faimess."3 You have failed to honor the Speaker's promise. During the Committee's last open
    hearing, you fabricated evidence out of thin air to portray President Trump's telephone
    conversation with President Zelensky in a sinister light.4 During your closed-door proceedings, you offered no due process protections for the President. You directed witnesses called by the Democrats not to answer Republican questions. You withheld deposition transcripts from Republican Members. You selectively leaked cherry-picked information to paint misleading public narratives about the facts. You misled the American people about your interactions with the anonymous whistleblower, earning you '·four Pinocchios" from the Washington Post.5 Your actions have greatly damaged the integrity of the Intelligence Committee and any legitimacy of your "impeachment inquiry."
    Americans see through this sham impeachment process, despite the Democrats' efforts to
    retroactively legitimize it last week. The resolution that Democrats passed last week- over
    bipartisan opposition-limits the rights of minority Members beyond those prescribed in the
    House Rules and prevents minority Members from fully and fairly participating in the
    proceedings. While in traditional hearings the minority is permitted the ability to call a witness, the resolution only allows minority Members to suggest a witness list and requires them to provide "a detailed written justification of the· relevance of the testimony of each requested witness. "6 The minority Members must identify all potential witnesses we wish to call before knowing the number, topics, or scope of hearings you intend to convene.7 The Democrats' impeachment process against President Trump is a drastic departure from bipartisan precedent for presidential impeachment proceedings.

  25. CNN lovers Biden is not a political rival of President Trump, he has not even won the Democrat nomination yet.
    As to the Impeachment, not only one leaving the Democrats and one no vote and two no votes says a lot about the Democrat party and this impeachment process. If you listen to the Trump Rally last night, he said he didn't feel like he was being impeached. 3:30 into the video was the first time I have heard someone allowed to say what he said. Those are the true fact in spite of what others testified. Even Volodymyr Zelensky said there was no pressure and didn't even know the money was being held up.

  26. I'm not sure of who needs meds more ? Trump, his followers, or the people who witness him having tantrums like a petulant child ALL THE WHILE being told how " normal" he is . I'm ready for the wacky ward see you there.

  27. So rich and poor Conservatives love someone who's destroying government and the environment so we can live in an imaginary libertarian "wild west" which will actually be run by the 1% and their corporations. After the massive tax cut and army buildup, there's not going to be much left for the commons except a huge bill.

  28. People, STOP defending this president! ENOUGH is ENOUGH! I have NEVER in my life seen a president like Trump. He is a DISGRACE to AMERICA, and these Republicans are helping him to be MORE evil by defending his EVERY action. This is sad! I can guarantee you that Fox News is NOT going to air the clip about what Trump said about Mrs. Dingee's late husband, because they don't see anything wrong with it. Remember, they are kissing Trumps butt. VERY SAD FOLKS! To my Christian family shame on you as well. Jesus would NEVER condone such actions and you know it. I was watching, a Christian network called, "Frances and Friends" on Sonlife broadcasting Network, and they defend Trump. Please do not watch that show. They are wolves in sheep clothing! VERY SAD! Jesus come quickly!

  29. The symbolism? The only thing that is going to come down the pipe if Trump is not removed is: Why did Mitch not want Bolton and Mulvaney to testify? They have first hand knowledge. There is going to be no place for them to hide when this question keeps popping up during the election. Their goose is cooked, they are going to lose the Senate.

  30. So, this is the asshole responsible for all the click-bait news links with no substance but commercial for some shitty products… No wonder interviews are mostly done while sitting; to help spineless scumbags sit straight.

  31. Chris must not have much influence at all with any of these big politicians. He is just another Trump surrogate, “Get him outta here!” to use Trump’s own words.

  32. Trump wont testify…he's not that much of a moron…lol.. He would go str8 to jail tellin on himself about shit he did ages ago…idiot

  33. Very typical guy that acts honest but is a.crook,,,, i have seen this type of character among many sinister business owners they are the worst…beware

  34. Chris Ruddy and NewsMax should be taking with a grain of salt, everyone who likes Trump have special interests. Whether its tax cuts or pure criminal behavior, they are getting something from Trump, remember "Everyone is in the loop".

  35. I despise cnn for things like this this puke is defending this orange immorality so fuck you cnn your reverting to click bait tsk tsk tsk

  36. I have no idea why they keep saying we have the best economy, just because trump said that doesn’t mean we do because the truth is our economy is exactly the same nothing has changed

  37. Trump is More conservative than Ronald Reagan who tripled the size of the government and the national debt? Yes, Donald Trump gave 1.5 trillion dollars to the Social Security Tax Exempt Parasite Rich. To be paid for by cutting Social Security benefits and destroying Medicare

  38. Even a non-politician would know not to do some of the things Trump has done. They would tread lightly not be the elephant in a china closet like Trump has been. Not to mention the slimy, infantile, personal attack on people to ruin them. Starting from day one he could have been impeached under the emolument clause.

  39. When Republicans talk about the economy or unemployment to define Trump as wonderful, is like Judas getting his 30 pieces of silver to overlook Trump's deficiencies .

  40. What Trump is not use to is being humble or loosing. Chris Ruddy is just trying to sugar coat how Trump feels. Every time he does not handle anything well it comes out in a letter, like with Pelosi, or he tweets. TWEET, TWEET!!!!! 🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦 😂

  41. LOL! this guy is hilarious just like trump full of denials and hot air. Please!! if the economy is not because of trump is coming from Obama's hard work. Unfortunately, this clown got a good start. He didn't do a thing, It makes me laugh when they said unemployment has been low since he took over!! LOL, not true people have to work even more now as everything is getting more expensive, and salaries had NOT increased. WHAT A RIDICULOUS JOKE THIS GOVERNMENT has been

  42. He runs his presidency like he does his business? Does that mean he going to cheat, lie , steal, and bankrupt the country?

  43. As soon as Trump is out of the White House door, there is many court cases waiting for him. So Trump's strategy is to stay in the White House for the rest of his life
    ANIMAL

  44. Trump is a terrible president a criminal, was actually a terrible businessman . We should all be very concerned with Trump in office. He doesn't want fair he doesn't want evidence out. Please let Trump testify the moron will hang himself.

  45. (1) "No evidence of a crime…" — You know damn well that a criminal offense proper isn't required as a basis for impeachment.
    (2) "…a fair trial…" — He was offered access to legal defense, to the choice of whether to testify, etc. No-one can say, without outright lying, that he was treated unfairly in re: the process.
    (3) And good on Ms. Amanpour for telling this sopping-wet bag of talking points to not drag the media into the talk.

    I rarely comment on this kind of stuff, but I needed to vent. I've never heard so much canned language being vomited out by so many people in my life; it's like they all caught the same strain of a GI virus from eating the same potato salad. Except it's political potato salad. You know what I mean.

  46. Best economy due to Obama. Quit pretending Trump has had anything to do with American success when all Trump does is bankrupt companies. Robbed his father on his deathbed, cheated on all his wives, pretends to be Christian, and if he's innocent then Clinton did nothing wrong and deserves his impeachment overturned.

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