‘Damage Done’: Trump’s Virus Purge Backfires As Congress Zeroes In On Fired Watchdogs | MSNBC


>>>WE’RE BACK WITH>>>WE’RE BACK WITH CONGRESSWOMAN VAL DEMINGS, THE HOUSE IMPEACHMENT PANGER IN THE SENATE TRIAL OF PRESIDENT TRUMP. THANKS FOR MAKING THE TIME FOR US.>>GOOD TO BE WITH YOU, ARI.>>YOUR REACTION TO THIS LATEST FIRING AND DO YOU SEE A PATTERN THAT IS ILLEGITIMATE?>>WELL, LET ME START HERE. MYA ANGELOU SAID WHEN PEOPLE SHOW YOU WHO THEY ARE, BELIEVE THEM. AND PRESIDENT TRUMP, AND IT LOOKS LIKE EVEN LONG BEFORE HE OCCUPIED THE WHITE HOUSE, HAD ZERO INTEREST IN TRANSPARENCY OR OVERSIGHT. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT A PRESIDENT WHO BELIEVES THAT IF HE FIRES THE PERSON IN CHARGE OF OVERSIGHT, THEN THERE’S NO SCANDAL. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT A PERSON WHO, JUST LIKE HE’S INDICATED SEVERAL TIMES, IF WE DON’T DO TESTING FOR COVID-19, THERE MAY BE 2 MILLION PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY THAT WILL NOT CONTRACT COVID-19. THE SENATE HAD THEIR OPPORTUNITY DURING THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL TO HOLD PRESIDENT TRUMP ACCOUNTABLE AND PERHAPS AVOID A LOT OF WHAT WE’RE SEEING RIGHT NOW. BUT THEY EITHER DIDN’T HAVE THE POLITICAL WILL, THE COURAGE, OR THE BACKBONE TO HOLD HIM ACCOUNTABLE. AND SO HERE WE ARE. YET ANOTHER WATCH DOG HAS BEEN FIRED FOR DOING HIS JOB FAITHFULLY PERFORMING AND EXECUTING THE DUTIES OF HIS JOB, WHICH IS SIMPLY DISGRACEFUL.>>WHAT CAN CONGRESS DO ABOUT IT?>>WELL, YOU KNOW WHAT? WHAT A TIME WE ARE HAVING IN CONGRESS. OBVIOUSLY, THE PRESIDENT HAD ZERO RESPECT OR RECOGNITION FOR EQUAL BRANCHS OF GOVERNMENT. THAT ONE, GOVERNMENT IS DESIGNED TO CHECK THE OTHER BRANCH. BUT WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO THE NECESSARY OVERSIGHT. THIS IS ONE OF THE TOP ISSUES THAT WE HAVE BEEN ENGAGED IN DISCUSSIONS ABOUT TODAY, AND ACTUALLY SINCE HE TRIED TO BURY THIS STORY ON FRIDAY EVENING. AND WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO FIND WAYS, AS WE ALWAYS DO, TO GET AROUND THE PRESIDENT’S DISREGARD FOR THE LAW AND DISREGARD FOR THE OFFICE IN WHICH HE HOLDS.>>THE PRESIDENT, AS A LARGER PATTERN THAN BEYOND THE WATCH DOGS, HE’S WELCOMED AND EMBRACED THE WATCH DOGS WHO ISSUED REPORTS THAT WERE CRITICAL. THERE WAS AN IG REPORT THAT FOUND SOME PROBLEMS IN HOW JAMES COMEY PERFORMED. THE PRESIDENT LIKED THAT, BECAUSE HE VIEWS THIS AS A CHANCE TO WEAPONIZE THE SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT AGAINST PEOPLE, HIS OPPONENTS AND THEN WANTS TO USEISTS AND REMOVE THOSE THAT DON’T GO ALONG WITH IT. I WANT TO PLAY ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR RESPONDING TO SOMETHING ELSE PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DOING. THEN THERE’S THE LARGER QUESTION OF WHAT YOU IMPEACHED THE PRESIDENT FOR, THE VIEW THAT HE WAS TRYING TO PURSUE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE BIDENS. THIS HAS COME BACK UP WITH REGARD TO BIDEN AND OBAMA. HERE WAS ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR SPEAKING ON THIS. TAKE A LOOK.>>AS TO PRESIDENT OBAMA AND VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN, WHATEVER THEIR LEVEL OF INVOLVEMENT, BASED ON THE INFORMATION I HAVE TODAY, I DON’T EXPECT MR. DURHAM’S WORK WILL LEAD TO A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION OF EITHER MAN. OUR CONCERN OVER POTENTIAL CRIMINALITY IS FOCUSED ON OTHERS.>>LET ME — I HAVEN’T HAD A CHANCE TO COVER THIS YET. I’M GOING TO TELL VIEWERS WHAT I THINK THINK. I THINK THIS IS THE CLASSIC LAWYERLY, LEGALISTIC SNEAKY WAY OF PRETENDING YOU’RE DOING SOMETHING BY THE BOOK, BECAUSE HE’S SAYING WE’RE NOT GOING THERE, WHILE ALSO, WITH NO EVIDENCE, NO REASON, NO RATION RATIONALITY, THROWING DIRT ON BIDEN. DONALD TRUMP HAS HAD SEVERAL ADVISERS PLED GUILTY, BARACK OBAMA DIDN’T. SO FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL APPOINTED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYING OBAMA IS CORRUPT, HEY, IF YOU THINK OBAMA IS CORRUPT, WE’RE NOT GOING TO PUT OBAMA IN JAIL, THAT STRIKES TO ME BACKWARDS. I’M CURIOUS IF YOU THINK THIS STATEMENT IS ON THE LEVEL OR IS BILL BARR DOING A POLITICAL THING? YOUR VIEWS ON ALL OF THIS?>>WELL, ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR HAS HAD OPPORTUNITIES TO ACT LIKE AN ATTORNEY GENERAL. REMEMBER, WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE SAME MAN WHO CAME OUT WITH A SUMMARY OF BOB MUELLER’S REPORT THAT REALLY HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE REPORT. IT WAS DESIGNED TO REALLY DECEIVE THE AMERICAN PUBLIC. AND LOOK, ARI, IT REMINDS ME OF SMOKE AND MIRRORS. THAT’S ABSOLUTELY CORRECT. STANDING AT THE PODIUM AS ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYING THERE’S NOTHING TO SEE HERE, WHILE AT THE SAME TIME HE’S ALLOWING THE PRESIDENT TO CARRY THAT NARRATIVE AND OTHERS TO CARRY THAT NARRATIVE. EVEN IN THE BIDEN CASE, THE PRESIDENT WAS NOT INTERESTED IN AN ACTUAL INVESTIGATION. IT WAS JUST THE ANNOUNCEMENT. REMEMBER? OF THE INVESTIGATION, BECAUSE IF YOU CAN SPIN THAT STORY, THE DAMAGE IS DONE. AND SO I THINK ONCE AGAIN ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR IS TRYING TO DEFLECT OUR ATTENTION WHILE THE PRESIDENT CONTINUES TO UNDERMINE OUR COUNTRY, UNDERMINE OUR NATION, AND CONTINUE TO TRY TO THROW DIRT ON THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION, AND NOT EFFECTIVELY DEAL WITH WHAT’S RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM, THE CORONAVIRUS.>>RIGHT. AND WE SHOULD MENTION ONE OF THE ISSUES WE’RE DOING OVERSIGHT ON WAS THE OUSTING OF A WATCH DOG AT HHS WHICH DEALS WITH A VIRUS RESPONSE. I’M OUT OF TIME, BUT INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW, CONGRESSWOMAN, IS IT A WORKING FIREPLACE BEHIND YOU OR NO?>>IT’S A GAS FIREPLACE. DOES THAT COUNT?>>IT COUNT IT IS YOU CAN TURN IT ON. SOMETIMES YOU GO TO THE — YOU GO TO HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOODS IN BROOKLYN, IT’S THERE, BUT YOU CAN’T DO ANYTHING IN IT.

100 thoughts on “‘Damage Done’: Trump’s Virus Purge Backfires As Congress Zeroes In On Fired Watchdogs | MSNBC

  1. This coming from the most non transparent party besides the communist party. they rigged their own primary twice against burnie and didnt tell you. they lie so much I dont think they are capable of telling the truth because the lies are so deep they if they did tell the truth everything would come unraveled

  2. Trump Made America Grieve Again! He is the Con-In – Chief. America deserves much better. The blood of all those who die prematurely due to his adamant refusal to mobilize adequate resources, or to his insistence on People to take Hydroxychloroquine would be on his head. If China erred to delay in containing the Pandemic, why would Trump copy same by claiming it was all a hoax that the Democrats were pulling to derail his imperial Presidency?

    What did America do to wrong to get this man for a President?

  3. Liar Liar Liar . Wasn’t that Jim Carey?
    No it was Donald Trump!
    I’m English and I love our American friends
    but I watch with my jaw open the lies that come out of that mans mouth
    He is taking you down and he doesn’t care as long as Donald Trump wins the election.
    More importantly he’s costing thousands of lives and seems incapable of showing empathy for the poor families
    who’ve lost a loved one. It’s heartbreaking and disgusting behaviour from a Leader of any country

  4. We don't believe him . Barr is crooked too!!! That is all they do. They just want to hurt people.

  5. She's more fit to sell fried chicken than being in the Congress. Wow… some Congress woman! What is it that she does not understand on the tittle 'Commander in Chief'? He has THE POWER, he IS The President, and he CAN dismiss any one within the Constitution's given powers. That is why this is still an IDIOCRACY.

  6. Bernie supporters (and I'm one) we have the power to get Trump out in November. Please vote for Biden no matter how disappointed you are. I am too. Very disappointed to have to vote for Biden. But I will vote willingly to get rid of Trump. Please consider doing the same. Do not stay home on voting day.

  7. I never thought a low-life lying cheating theiving unqualified incompetent racist fake leader 😈 would disrespect/violate the USA 🇺🇸, the Constitution, and democracy like trumpdemic 🤑 is doing

  8. 1# Vote Him Out!
    2# Take Back The Senate!
    3# Impeach Installed Minions! &Barr!
    4# Press Charges & Arrest Warrants Against Moscow Mitch! & his Wife!
    5# Federal Prison For Jared Kushner and the MobTrump Family!

  9. TRUMP IS FIRING PEOPLE THAT COULD TALK ABOUT HIS CORRUPTION.HE MUST BE TAKING OUT.A TERRORISTS, CONMAN.

  10. Congress can't do anything about him firing someone on HIS CABINET. HOWEVER, what Congress COULD do is get the man evaluated for mental capacity, and evaluated to see if he's actually FIT FOR OFFICE and mentally sound enough to be nominated again in August. This man is NOT WELL. He is mentally DISTURBED and possibly even certifiably so. Congress needs to force him to be evaluated… mentally.

  11. Why can't the Congresswoman answer the question? Ari asked if this was illegitimate and all she says is it's disgraceful. This is how Trump is never held accountable. She is no longer credible.

  12. Fired fired fired fired fired fired you don’t work for me haha is the way trump tries to get out of an investigation, showed up every time,and lies about his actions,

  13. America never ever has had a worse president, or will ever again.  Trump has made it CLEAR that he only cares about himself and his rich friends. In the middle of this Virus He just gave his buddy a 1.3 BILLION dollar contract to work on the WALL He swore the Mexicans would pay for???????     WTF?? WE could have used that money to help AMERICANS!! The wall wont stop the VIRUS, And NOBODY in the world wants to come to America right now anyway, We have more DEATHS than any other country simply because we have a self absorbed child in the white house. 100,000 AMERICANS DEAD!!! WHY??

  14. "Because power corrupts, society's DEMANDS for MORAL AUTHORITY and CHARACTER increase as the importance of the position increases."

    ⇾ John Adams

  15. trump is destroying every vestige of what a democracy is which includes accountability and over-sight. These firings and the silencing of those who speak the truth are right out of the KGB handbook written by trump's best friend Vladimir Putin. trumps base is so willfully blind to his treachery that they cheer him on has he rips the country apart. They will only learn the truth when he decides that THEY are nothing but canon fodder who serve no purpose to him after the votes are in.

  16. Maybe humpdy trumps can buy epstein island and all the republicans and their supporters can move their. The first time they get out of line we can send a few Jdams their way

  17. A mother or father ? All I have is my word of the true. Who gets left out of their own family-friendly business?

  18. Lets hope the next Congress passes a Bill that prohibits any Trump ever taking public office given the corrupt nature of their innate character. They should also prosecute all living Trumps for their roles in the crimes, robbing and ruining of America for their family profits. Lastly, they should be relieved of all their ill gotten wealth and either imprisoned or forced to live on a stipend of no more than the average SS income for the rest of their lives and anything extra they earn, or rather con out of others, must be paid to the government to repay the billions they have stolen over the years.

  19. Why did President Trump declined to work with the World Health Organization.
    Money that could be sent on citizens stimulas were delayed on May 19, 2020 because Trump flying solo contracted $354 million to increase to $812 million on a deal; the lead company Phlow Corporation who makes drugs for India and China, Civica Rx, Ampac Fin Chemicals to manufacture generic medicine for covid-19. Agar and Navaro where is the protection for the people when it's not enough time to test the true performance of safety for Americans. .

  20. Democrats are so much haters,he can fire who ever he wants. I think Trump doing a excellent. This he fired was another spy the demoracts put him in. Democrats should be arrested for the constant harressment no person in America should harassed at work like these evil people have done. Why didn't this lady harassed Obama for spying.

  21. MSNBC The most corrupt media outlet there is! When will we hold these people accountable, WHEN? They are completely wrong! There buddy CNN is also FAKE news! All news outlets should be held accountable for there actions!
    #WAKE UP AMERICA

  22. Obama,Biden and Hillary ,bill are all criminal and should be arrested. This lady is a harasser , racist hate Trump because he white. It not right to spy on a citizen like Trump who running for office to try to help Hillary win son no one can find out what and how much they sold America to china. Outsource all our job. Favors.

  23. tRUMP'S contempt for the Pillars of Democracy are as obvious as Putin's. We are a Dictatorship now. Thank you Mr Koch, Mercers, Adelson and all the other American Oligarchs.

  24. One thing we need to do is to now impeach him for trying to take away the first amendment rights of the press and reporters.

  25. Donald trump said. If there is No. Hospital. Then all Covid 19 patients will die in their own Home. Then US. Will not have Numbers of dead Covit peoples. Trump Brilliant ideasssd

  26. VOTE! DJT IS " CONTINUING HIS CIRCUS PERFORMANCE" AS HE HAS ALL HIS LIFE!!
    HE WAS BROUGHT UP IN SUCH OUTRAGEOUS CONDITIONS (NOT!)
    OLD SAYING" A THEFT IS A THEFT ALL HIS LIFE EXCEPT WHEN THEIR ALTAR EGO POPS UP THEN A LIAR IS A LIAR,IS A LIAR AND SO ON.
    VOTE! FOR THE HEART OF OUR COUNTRY AS WELL AS ATTEMPTING TO REGAIN OUR COUNTRY, OUR HONOR, OUR TRUFUL PLACE IN HISTORY (NOT A COUNTRY THAT WAS DESTROYED) BY PEOPLE/PERSON THAT EVEIDENTLY LACKS THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THE USA WAS,AND IS OUR COUNTRY. FOUGHT FOR, LOST LIVES BELONGS TO THE CITIZENS OF USA WE ARE NOT A KINGDOM !
    NO KING'S EVER!, FAR PAST, CURRENT PRESENT & DEFINITELY NOT IN THE FUTURE.
    GOD BLESS AMERICA AND ALL THAT LOVE THIS GREAT COUNTRY.
    VOTE! NOT PARTY BUT TRUFUL EXPERIENCE, MORALS, RESPECT AND LOVE OF USA AND HER POPULATION.
    GOD BLESS & PRAYERS

  27. I DON'T MIND AT ALL IF Y'ALL CALLED IT TRUMP'S VIRUS……. CAUSE THAT'S JUST WHAT IT IS…..

  28. The senate didn't do their job. They enabled trump to go on lying and conniving ,where trump would have been impeached long ago . Trump is like a pot of beans that has exploded from within a pressure cooker.Now it cannot be contained. 2020 is the answer-vote him out.

  29. Yea lets get the upper black class to criticize n bash Trump so the black ppl can follow smh, if yall dont see chess n not checkers i dont knw what to tell you…vote for trump…and yes im black

  30. There is still a orange wigged fat tapeworm in the swamp. Who will call in the pest exterminators?

  31. Obama mob boss had a lot of powerful people working for him for 8 years of destroying this great nation

  32. Diversity protected Obama for 8 years , no one dared challenge our first half white President without being declared racist ,and it looks as though it’s still working for him

  33. China screwed up big time! Anti American Democrats want to crash the economy! TRUMP is doing great for all true Americans!

  34. Everyone vote except the illegals that Democrats are trying hard to make possible to get away with , volunteer to monitor polls Democrats will be trying every lie in the book, a lot of dead and illegals will be voting for Democrats this year

  35. Barr is trying to set a precedent for the day Trump leaves office. He’s going to say we didn’t investigate Obama or Biden and you can’t Investigate Trump.

  36. Nancy Pelosi said she is praying for the president . So am I ,I hope he hangs around long enough to pay the price.At home and abroad he has commited genocide.

  37. If don't stand for something you'll fall for anything. Anyone who has a brain in their head and eyes that can see definitely knows that trump and the rest of those grifters are the worst and it's time to take out the trash. That includes that tramp he married…BE BEST wth does that even mean?

  38. When people show you who they are…. BELIEVE IT… problem is…obviously folks are not looking at the same thing….This idiot’s fans are Suicidal AND Homicidal. 😷🤔

  39. Biden needs to accuse Trump and Barr of illegally using government agencies for opposition research.

  40. Straight from the Dictator's playbook!  Undermine the institutions, particularly those dealing with oversight and governance, undermine confidence in the free press, and undermine or distort the judiciary, and bingo, you have complete control as a Dictator. I constantly find myself asking what is Trump scared of that he has to fire those charged with impartial oversight??? And now his overweening need for control, and inability to admit he is wrong, is costing American lives as the death toll continues to soar. Reps when will enough be enough, maybe when you are nursing one of your dying loved ones??? For god sake act now before it is truly too late!

  41. Stop calling him the President!!!!!! he is the "Anti-president", "Bogus-president", "Corrupted-president" ….. etc…

  42. Not even Candid, (Voltaire’s character in that story called Innocence) would fall for that interplay between Trump and Barr! 😄 it’s kind of like the bad cop-good cop routine, where Barr tries to play the role of non-partisan, independent justice official, like he did in that interview when he complained that the president’s tweets were making his job harder…just look at what happened shortly after with the roger stone and Paul Manafort ‘s sentences. When they meet alone, the potus and the a.g, they must have a good laugh about it!

  43. Oh wow! I like this lady. She's not holding back, and she's doing it very professionally. Never heard her before but she's well spoken and not pulling punches. How come we can't vote for someone like her? I haven't voted in over a decade but I'd come out for her, whatever party she belongs to.

  44. I don't believe Barr. Nope!!!! Congress Demmings you're so smart and beautiful!! You said what we're all thinking. I wouldn't take anything Barr says wholeheartedly.

  45. If trump isn't forced out of White House soon, he will undoubtedly unleash the evil that is permanently inside his brain! Hope it doesn't take until the election!…..it could be to late, but unfortunately the way it is going today, it might already be too late….

  46. So what…he done a lot worse and got away with it, there is no accountability and Congress won't do anything…call me in Nov when it's time to vote.

  47. She's black outside but white on the inside smfh, Trump i respect you🇦🇬🇦🇬🇦🇬🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 for the excellent work u doing.
    I would love to see Bill Gates, Obama and the rest of the bad elites behind bars and i would appreciate you coming to Antigua and Barbuda 🇦🇬🇦🇬 to investigate these bad politicians that are working with the bad people

  48. Congress (GOP) will do zero. We may still get lucky with corona 💁‍♂️🦠 but don’t count on it. The electoral college is our only hope 🙏🏽

  49. She mentioned people having backbone which we continue to see that no one will stand up to this evil man Trump because they know he will fire them. The Senate needs to grow some and fire this bully, clean up the mess he's put this country in, and bring back the respect this country once had before "the chosen one" took office.

  50. Donald Trump is a gangster of world format and a most despicable person. In Norway, where I am from, most people hate or laugh at him. He should be judged by the international court in the den Haag for crimes against humanity!

  51. November cant come soon enough. dont let your teens watch this goon on TV God forbid they learn some gas lighting skills. Some Christian he is. Ya sure you are!

  52. Yesterday I bought a new BMW. It has a voice activated radio. I said to the radio Willie Nelson an ON THE ROAD AGAIN started playing. Then I said Ray Charles and GEORGIA ON MY MIND replaced ON THE ROAD AGAIN. Today someone ran a red light and almost hit my new BMW. I yelled A$$HOLE and the radio responded with which Trump do you want before or after he became president. lol. PEACE.

  53. How come MSNBC doesn't show real news, like the lady who's taken H'chlor'qn for 17 yrs and is now pos. for CV?

  54. Why is the senate afraid of holding trump accountable for his intolerable actions & incompetent actions against America! Shame on the republicans senators😤

  55. … consider into the commission of what crimes, impieties, wickedness, and unheard of villainies, we have been led, cheated, cozened, and betrayed, by that grand impostor, that loathsome hypocrite, that detestable traitor, that prodigy of nature, that opprobrium of mankind, that landscape of iniquity, that sink of sin, and that compendium of baseness, who now calls himself our President. What have we done. nay. what have we not done, which either hellish policy was able to contrive, or brutish power to execute ? We have trampled underfoot all authorities, we have laid violent hands upon our own Sovereignty; we have ravished our Congress, we have deflowered the virgin liberty of our nation; we have put a yoke, an heavy yoke of iron, upon the necks of our own countrymen; we have thrown down the walls and bulwarks of our people's safety; we have broken often repeated oaths, vows, engagements, covenants, protestations; we have betrayed our trusts; we have violated our faiths; we have lifted up our hands to Heaven deceitfully; and that these our sins might want no aggravation to make them exceedingly sinful, we have added hypocrisy to them all; and… like the audacious strumpet, wiped our mouths, and boasted that we have done no evil…

  56. The new branch of military needs to be replaced by an oversight branch. Not employees of the President or either Senate and House.
    Oversight on Lobbyist Activity, Government Servents..no more life time appointments, Run by citizens for citizens.
    Transparency Team for Democrracy.
    Tests all candidates for mental issues. Especially anyone involved in life and death decisions. Reevaluated as necessary.
    Power to retire, replace law breakers. Like any other business in the free world.

  57. A Concept Trump Doesn’t Understand…Sometimes People Do Things Because It’s Simply the Right Thing to Do.

  58. Funny. I remember one Saturday morning a CARTOON type of drawing of people wearing oxygen mask and tank. Back then nobody ever thought we be buying water as we did soda pop!

  59. The senators have the balls to do something about Trump. They don't because they're to busy groveling for Trump's trickle down.

  60. Congress is as useless as my turd. Republicans in congress will protect him and keep looking for Hillary's email and Hunter private life but they will ignore Ivanka and Jareed dealings in China and elsewhere. November will end this corruption if people simply vote.

  61. Backfires? I don't see any of trump's brutality or vindictivelness backfiring. Until the criminal trump family is behind bars, nothing in this country will be civilized, no one in this country is safe. Mitch McConnell and 40% of voters – trumpublican voters – are the most belligerent, corrupt, filthy, destructive detritus ever to step foot in the USA. They should be imprisoned.

  62. They never get this guy for anything. Why even listen until the final decision is made.
    Repubs will let him off as per usual.

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