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>>I HAVE NOT HAD ANY CONVERSATIONS ON THAT SUBJECT. CONVERSATIONS ON THAT SUBJECT.>>SO HE WAS LYING ABOUT THAT?>>SO HE WAS LYING ABOUT THAT?>>YOU WOULD HAVE TO ASK HIM.>>YOU WOULD HAVE TO ASK HIM.>>CONGRESSMAN RO KHANNA, MEMBER>>CONGRESSMAN RO KHANNA, MEMBER OF THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND OF THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND WAS IN THE ROOM TODAY WHEN THE WAS IN THE ROOM TODAY WHEN THE REPUBLICANS BARGED IN AND TRIED REPUBLICANS BARGED IN AND TRIED TO STOP THE DEPOSITION. TO STOP THE DEPOSITION. ALSO JOINING US, MIKA OYANG, WHO ALSO JOINING US, MIKA OYANG, WHO HAS BEEN IN THAT ROOM MANY, MANY HAS BEEN IN THAT ROOM MANY, MANY TIMES BUT HAS NEVER SEEN TIMES BUT HAS NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE WHAT HAPPENED ANYTHING LIKE WHAT HAPPENED TODAY. TODAY. NED PRICE, SPOKES PAPERSON FOR NED PRICE, SPOKES PAPERSON FOR THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL IN THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, MSNBC THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, MSNBC NATIONAL SECURITY CONTRIBUTOR NATIONAL SECURITY CONTRIBUTOR AND CONGRESSMAN KHANNA, LET ME AND CONGRESSMAN KHANNA, LET ME BEGIN WITH YOU ON WHAT HAPPENED BEGIN WITH YOU ON WHAT HAPPENED WHEN THEY CAME IN THERE, TRYING WHEN THEY CAME IN THERE, TRYING TO STOP THIS DEPOSITION. TO STOP THIS DEPOSITION.>>WELL, IT WAS A SCENE NOT IN>>WELL, IT WAS A SCENE NOT IN THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS BUT THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS BUT AT A FRATERNITY. AT A FRATERNITY. I MEAN, YOU HAD ABOUT 20 I MEAN, YOU HAD ABOUT 20 REPUBLICANS COME IN. REPUBLICANS COME IN. THEY WERE YELLING. THEY WERE YELLING. THEY WERE BASICALLY DISRUPTING THEY WERE BASICALLY DISRUPTING THE ENTIRE PROCEEDINGS. THE ENTIRE PROCEEDINGS. THEY BROUGHT THEIR PHONES INTO THEY BROUGHT THEIR PHONES INTO THE SKIFF, WHICH EVERYONE KNOWS THE SKIFF, WHICH EVERYONE KNOWS IS AGAINST THE LAW. IS AGAINST THE LAW. THEN THEY STARTED ORDERING PIZZA THEN THEY STARTED ORDERING PIZZA AND PIZZA BOXES WERE STREWN ALL AND PIZZA BOXES WERE STREWN ALL OVER THE SKIFF. OVER THE SKIFF. THEY DIDN’T EVEN CLEAN UP. THEY DIDN’T EVEN CLEAN UP. IT WAS AN EMBARRASSMENT, ALMOST IT WAS AN EMBARRASSMENT, ALMOST OUT OF THE ANNUAL HOUSE MOVIE. OUT OF THE ANNUAL HOUSE MOVIE.>>THIS REPORTING TONIGHT THAT>>THIS REPORTING TONIGHT THAT LAURA COOPER, IN HER DEPOSITION, LAURA COOPER, IN HER DEPOSITION, TALKED ABOUT A LOT OF THE TALKED ABOUT A LOT OF THE TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF DELIVERING TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF DELIVERING MILITARY AID TO UKRAINE THROUGH MILITARY AID TO UKRAINE THROUGH THE PENTAGON WHERE SHE WORKS, THE PENTAGON WHERE SHE WORKS, HOW THAT CAN BE PAUSED OR HOW THAT CAN BE PAUSED OR STOPPED, OR HOW FUNDING FOR THAT STOPPED, OR HOW FUNDING FOR THAT CAN BE BLOCKED, AND THAT THE CAN BE BLOCKED, AND THAT THE ONLY REAL WAYS TO DO THAT ONLY REAL WAYS TO DO THAT LEGALLY IS CONGRESS CAN PUT A LEGALLY IS CONGRESS CAN PUT A HOLD ON THE FUNDING, BUT THERE HOLD ON THE FUNDING, BUT THERE WAS NO DESCRIPTION IN THE WAS NO DESCRIPTION IN THE TESTIMONY OF ANY LEGAL WAY THAT TESTIMONY OF ANY LEGAL WAY THAT THAT FUNDING WAS BEING HELD UP? THAT FUNDING WAS BEING HELD UP?>>IN THE REPORTING SUGGESTS>>IN THE REPORTING SUGGESTS THAT WHAT HAPPENED HERE IS THAT THAT WHAT HAPPENED HERE IS THAT THE PRESIDENT TOLD PEOPLE THAT THE PRESIDENT TOLD PEOPLE THAT UNDER — UNLESS ZELENSKY DOESN’T UNDER — UNLESS ZELENSKY DOESN’T GO ON TELEVISION AND SAY THAT HE GO ON TELEVISION AND SAY THAT HE IS GOING TO INVESTIGATE BIDEN IS GOING TO INVESTIGATE BIDEN THAT THERE’S GOING TO BE A THAT THERE’S GOING TO BE A STALEMATE. STALEMATE. AND WHAT HAS TAKEN PLACE IS THE AND WHAT HAS TAKEN PLACE IS THE MILITARY AID WAS WHEN WOULD IN A MILITARY AID WAS WHEN WOULD IN A WAY THAT WAS A VIOLATION OF THE WAY THAT WAS A VIOLATION OF THE LAW AND IT WAS CLEAR TO EVERYONE LAW AND IT WAS CLEAR TO EVERYONE INVOLVED THAT THE ONLY WAY THEY INVOLVED THAT THE ONLY WAY THEY WERE GOING TO GET THAT AID IS WERE GOING TO GET THAT AID IS NOT ONLY IF ZELENSKY NOT ONLY IF ZELENSKY INVESTIGATED BUT IF ZELENSKY INVESTIGATED BUT IF ZELENSKY TOLD THE WORLD HE WAS GOING TO TOLD THE WORLD HE WAS GOING TO INVESTIGATE JOE BIDEN. INVESTIGATE JOE BIDEN.>>MIKA, YOU ISSUED A VERY>>MIKA, YOU ISSUED A VERY EDUCATIONAL TWEET, FLOW OF EDUCATIONAL TWEET, FLOW OF TWEETS TODAY. TWEETS TODAY. I HOPE TO GET YOUR TWITTER I HOPE TO GET YOUR TWITTER HANDLE UP THERE ON THE SCREEN SO HANDLE UP THERE ON THE SCREEN SO PEOPLE CAN FOLLOW YOU. PEOPLE CAN FOLLOW YOU. IT WAS VERY INSTRUCTIVE TO ME. IT WAS VERY INSTRUCTIVE TO ME. I DIDN’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT I DIDN’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT WHAT YOU WERE SAYING TODAY ABOUT WHAT YOU WERE SAYING TODAY ABOUT THE DANGER OF BRINGING PHONES THE DANGER OF BRINGING PHONES INTO THAT ROOM AND WHAT THEY DID INTO THAT ROOM AND WHAT THEY DID BY BARGING IN THE ROOM THAT WAY. BY BARGING IN THE ROOM THAT WAY.>>YEAH.>>YEAH. THIS IS A VERY SENSITIVE THIS IS A VERY SENSITIVE FACILITY. FACILITY. THE KIND OF INFORMATION THEY THE KIND OF INFORMATION THEY HANDLE IN THE FACILITY IS HANDLE IN THE FACILITY IS ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE TO ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE TO COVERT ACTION. COVERT ACTION. IT’S NOT JUST THIS TESTIMONY. IT’S NOT JUST THIS TESTIMONY. SO WE KNOW FOREIGN ADVERSARIES SO WE KNOW FOREIGN ADVERSARIES ARE DESPERATE TO TRY TO FIND OUT ARE DESPERATE TO TRY TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS ROOM. WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS ROOM. THIS IS A ROOM SPECIFICALLY THIS IS A ROOM SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO KEEP OUT ELECTRONIC DESIGNED TO KEEP OUT ELECTRONIC EAVESDROPPING, TO TRY TO PREVENT EAVESDROPPING, TO TRY TO PREVENT SIGNALS FROM LEAKING, FROM OUR SIGNALS FROM LEAKING, FROM OUR ADVERSARIES FROM KNOWING WHAT ADVERSARIES FROM KNOWING WHAT GOES ON INSIDE. GOES ON INSIDE. ONE OF THE WAYS WE GET CONCERNED ONE OF THE WAYS WE GET CONCERNED IS BY TAKING ELECTRONIC DEVICES IS BY TAKING ELECTRONIC DEVICES LIKE CELL PHONES INTO THE ROOM, LIKE CELL PHONES INTO THE ROOM, WHICH CAN BE COMPROMISED IN WAYS WHICH CAN BE COMPROMISED IN WAYS THAT CAN BE TURNED INTO THAT CAN BE TURNED INTO LISTENING DEVICES. LISTENING DEVICES. WE ALSO KNOW THAT MEMBERS OF WE ALSO KNOW THAT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ARE VERY HIGH PRIORITY CONGRESS ARE VERY HIGH PRIORITY TARGETS FOR OUR FOREIGN TARGETS FOR OUR FOREIGN ADVERSARIES. ADVERSARIES. THEY’RE INTERESTED IN KNOWING THEY’RE INTERESTED IN KNOWING WHAT THEY’RE DOING, WHAT THEY’RE WHAT THEY’RE DOING, WHAT THEY’RE THINKING, CAN THEY COMPROMISE THINKING, CAN THEY COMPROMISE THEM? THEM? THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO DON’T THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO DON’T TYPICALLY HAVE VERY GOOD TYPICALLY HAVE VERY GOOD SECURITY PROCEDURES. SECURITY PROCEDURES. THEY TOOK THESE DEVICES INTO THEY TOOK THESE DEVICES INTO THIS VERY SECURE FACILITY, THIS VERY SECURE FACILITY, MARCHING RIGHT PAST THE ARMED MARCHING RIGHT PAST THE ARMED GUARDS AND CABINETS SET ASIDE GUARDS AND CABINETS SET ASIDE FOR PEOPLE TO LOCK THEIR FOR PEOPLE TO LOCK THEIR ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN BEFORE ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN BEFORE THEY GO INTO THE ROOM AND THEY GO INTO THE ROOM AND STARTED, FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND, STARTED, FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND, RECORDING WHILE EVEN IN THE RECORDING WHILE EVEN IN THE ROOM. ROOM. THE COMMITTEE IS STILL TRYING TO THE COMMITTEE IS STILL TRYING TO CONDUCT OTHER BUSINESS, CONDUCT OTHER BUSINESS, OVERSIGHT OF CLASSIFIED PROGRAMS OVERSIGHT OF CLASSIFIED PROGRAMS AND THESE ARE MEMBERS WANDERING AND THESE ARE MEMBERS WANDERING AROUND, RECORDING INSIDE THE AROUND, RECORDING INSIDE THE SECURE FACILITY. SECURE FACILITY. IT’S STUNNING. IT’S STUNNING. THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ARE THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT MAINTAINING VERY CONCERNED ABOUT MAINTAINING THE SECURITY OF THIS FACILITY. THE SECURITY OF THIS FACILITY. AND I THINK WERE LIKELY APPALLED AND I THINK WERE LIKELY APPALLED AT WHAT WAS HAPPENING. AT WHAT WAS HAPPENING.>>NED, I’VE NEVER SEEN A WEAKER>>NED, I’VE NEVER SEEN A WEAKER DEMONSTRATION OF AN ATTEMPTED DEMONSTRATION OF AN ATTEMPTED DEFENSE OF THE PRESIDENT. DEFENSE OF THE PRESIDENT. YOU WOULD WANT TO HEAR A DEFENSE YOU WOULD WANT TO HEAR A DEFENSE OF THE PRESIDENT ON THE EVIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT ON THE EVIDENCE AND NOT ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE AND NOT ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE SHOUTING IN THAT ROOM COULD FIND SHOUTING IN THAT ROOM COULD FIND ONE PIECE OF EVIDENCE TO DEFEND ONE PIECE OF EVIDENCE TO DEFEND DONALD TRUMP ON TODAY. DONALD TRUMP ON TODAY.>>NO.>>NO. THEY SURE COULDN’T. THEY SURE COULDN’T. AND I THINK WHEN THEY CAN’T AND I THINK WHEN THEY CAN’T DEFEND HIM ON THE EVIDENCE, THEY DEFEND HIM ON THE EVIDENCE, THEY GO TOWARDS THESE CLOWNISH GO TOWARDS THESE CLOWNISH TACTICS. TACTICS. WHAT WE SAW WAS, YES, CLOWNISH WHAT WE SAW WAS, YES, CLOWNISH BUT STARTING IN A NUMBER OF BUT STARTING IN A NUMBER OF WAYS. WAYS. MEIKA JUST DISCUSSED THE MEIKA JUST DISCUSSED THE SECURITY WHICH IS NOT SECURITY WHICH IS NOT INSIGNIFICANT. INSIGNIFICANT. HYPOCRISY, ONE OF THE HYPOCRISY, ONE OF THE CONGRESSMAN CAPTURED ON CAMERA CONGRESSMAN CAPTURED ON CAMERA FILMING HIMSELF, THE FACILITY AS FILMING HIMSELF, THE FACILITY AS HE WALKED INTO THE SKIFF JUST HE WALKED INTO THE SKIFF JUST LAST YEAR CO-SPONSORED A HOUSE LAST YEAR CO-SPONSORED A HOUSE RESOLUTION CALLING FOR THE RESOLUTION CALLING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A SPECIAL COUNSEL APPOINTMENT OF A SPECIAL COUNSEL TO INVESTIGATE WHY IT WAS THAT TO INVESTIGATE WHY IT WAS THAT HILLARY CLINTON WAS NOT HILLARY CLINTON WAS NOT CRIMINALLY CHARGED FOR HER CRIMINALLY CHARGED FOR HER HANDLING OF CLASSIFIED HANDLING OF CLASSIFIED INFORMATION, BUT TO MY MIND, INFORMATION, BUT TO MY MIND, LAWRENCE, THE MOST JARRING LAWRENCE, THE MOST JARRING ELEMENT OF ALL OF THIS IS REALLY ELEMENT OF ALL OF THIS IS REALLY THE FACT THAT IT’S A MICROCOSM THE FACT THAT IT’S A MICROCOSM OF THE LARGER SCANDAL THAT WE’RE OF THE LARGER SCANDAL THAT WE’RE WITNESSING AROUND US. WITNESSING AROUND US. YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER AT THE END YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER AT THE END OF THE DAY WHY DONALD TRUMP IS OF THE DAY WHY DONALD TRUMP IS IN TROUBLE IS BECAUSE HE DECIDED IN TROUBLE IS BECAUSE HE DECIDED TO BETRAY HIS OATH OF OFFICE, TO TO BETRAY HIS OATH OF OFFICE, TO BETRAY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND BETRAY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND TO BETRAY OUR NATIONAL SECURITY TO BETRAY OUR NATIONAL SECURITY BY PUTTING HIS OWN NARROW BY PUTTING HIS OWN NARROW POLITICAL INTERESTS AHEAD OF OUR POLITICAL INTERESTS AHEAD OF OUR NATIONAL INTERESTS. NATIONAL INTERESTS. PUTTING HIS OWN NARROW POLITICAL PUTTING HIS OWN NARROW POLITICAL INTERESTS AHEAD OF OUR NATIONAL INTERESTS AHEAD OF OUR NATIONAL SECURITY. SECURITY. AND THAT’S PRECISELY WHAT WE SAW AND THAT’S PRECISELY WHAT WE SAW TODAY FROM THESE MEMBERS OF THE TODAY FROM THESE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. THEY SUBORDINATED OUR NATIONAL THEY SUBORDINATED OUR NATIONAL SECURITY BY WALKING INTO THIS SECURITY BY WALKING INTO THIS SKIFF, THIS SECURE FACILITY IN SKIFF, THIS SECURE FACILITY IN ORDER TO SCORE A CHEAP POLITICAL ORDER TO SCORE A CHEAP POLITICAL POINT. POINT. I’M NOT EVEN SURE THEY SCORED I’M NOT EVEN SURE THEY SCORED THOSE POINTS. THOSE POINTS. THEY SURE DEGRADED OUR NATIONAL THEY SURE DEGRADED OUR NATIONAL SECURITY. SECURITY.>>CONGRESSMAN KHANNA, I AM MUCH>>CONGRESSMAN KHANNA, I AM MUCH MORE STRUCK BY THE 170 OR SO MORE STRUCK BY THE 170 OR SO REPUBLICANS THAT REFUSED TO HAVE REPUBLICANS THAT REFUSED TO HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT, KNOWING ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT, KNOWING THAT DONALD TRUMP WAS WATCHING THAT DONALD TRUMP WAS WATCHING AND TAKING ATTENDANCE AT IT. AND TAKING ATTENDANCE AT IT. BUT IT ALSO IS PART OF THE LIE, BUT IT ALSO IS PART OF THE LIE, THAT DEMONSTRATION IS PART OF THAT DEMONSTRATION IS PART OF THE LIE THAT DONALD TRUMP IS THE LIE THAT DONALD TRUMP IS TELLING ON FOX NEWS, MATT GATES TELLING ON FOX NEWS, MATT GATES AND OTHERS TELL ON FOX NEWS THAT AND OTHERS TELL ON FOX NEWS THAT REPUBLICAN MEMBERS ARE BEING REPUBLICAN MEMBERS ARE BEING LOCKED OUT OF THE ROOM. LOCKED OUT OF THE ROOM. IN FACT, YOU HAVE REPUBLICAN IN FACT, YOU HAVE REPUBLICAN MEMBERS ON THE COMMITTEES IN THE MEMBERS ON THE COMMITTEES IN THE ROOMS WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES. ROOMS WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES. WHAT WAS THEIR REACTION TO THEIR WHAT WAS THEIR REACTION TO THEIR FELLOW REPUBLICANS INVADING FELLOW REPUBLICANS INVADING THEIR JOBS THERE? THEIR JOBS THERE?>>WELL, LAWRENCE, FIRST, YOU>>WELL, LAWRENCE, FIRST, YOU MAKE A VERY IMPORTANT POINT. MAKE A VERY IMPORTANT POINT. REPUBLICANS ARE IN THAT ROOM. REPUBLICANS ARE IN THAT ROOM. THEY GET TO ASK QUESTIONS. THEY GET TO ASK QUESTIONS. THEY GET EQUAL TIME AS THE THEY GET EQUAL TIME AS THE DEMOCRATS. DEMOCRATS. BY THE WAY, IN THE WHOLE BY THE WAY, IN THE WHOLE BENGHAZI HEARING, THEY HAD THE BENGHAZI HEARING, THEY HAD THE SAME DEPOSITIONS IN THE SKIFF SAME DEPOSITIONS IN THE SKIFF THAT WERE NOT PUBLIC. THAT WERE NOT PUBLIC. IT’S THE HYPE OF HHEIGHT OF IT’S THE HYPE OF HHEIGHT OF HYPOCRISY. HYPOCRISY. I SAID WERE YOU THERE IN THE I SAID WERE YOU THERE IN THE PROTEST? PROTEST? HE SAID ABSOLUTELY NOT. HE SAID ABSOLUTELY NOT. I FOLLOW THE RULES. I FOLLOW THE RULES. THERE ARE A LOT OF REPUBLICANS THERE ARE A LOT OF REPUBLICANS WHO DON’T WANT TO BE AFFILIATED WHO DON’T WANT TO BE AFFILIATED WITH THOSE 23 MEMBERS. WITH THOSE 23 MEMBERS. AND PRIVATELY, YOU DO HAVE AND PRIVATELY, YOU DO HAVE REPUBLICANS SAYING THAT SOME OF REPUBLICANS SAYING THAT SOME OF THE THINGS ARE INDEFENSIBLE. THE THINGS ARE INDEFENSIBLE. THEY MAY NOT BE AT THE POINT OF THEY MAY NOT BE AT THE POINT OF COMING FOR IMPEACHMENT, BUT THEY COMING FOR IMPEACHMENT, BUT THEY DOESN’T WANT TO HANG THEIR DOESN’T WANT TO HANG THEIR REPUTATIONS IN THE PUBLIC REPUTATIONS IN THE PUBLIC DEFINITION OF SOME THINGS THAT DEFINITION OF SOME THINGS THAT ARE INDEFENSIBLE. ARE INDEFENSIBLE.>>MEIKA THAT, ROOM DOES HAVE>>MEIKA THAT, ROOM DOES HAVE REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF THE REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEES IN IT. COMMITTEES IN IT. IT HAS A LOT OF REPUBLICAN STAFF IT HAS A LOT OF REPUBLICAN STAFF MEMBERS IN IT. MEMBERS IN IT. THEY WOULD BE IN A POSITION TO THEY WOULD BE IN A POSITION TO MAKE PUBLIC FROM THAT ROOM, MAKE PUBLIC FROM THAT ROOM, LEAK, ANY WAY THEY WANTED TO, LEAK, ANY WAY THEY WANTED TO, ANY INFORMATION COMING IN IN ANY INFORMATION COMING IN IN THESE DEPOSITIONS THAT IS THESE DEPOSITIONS THAT IS HELPFUL TO DONALD TRUMP. HELPFUL TO DONALD TRUMP. AND THEY HAVE NOT FOUND ONE AND THEY HAVE NOT FOUND ONE PIECE OF INFORMATION IN THOSE PIECE OF INFORMATION IN THOSE DEPOSITIONS THAT THEY’VE WANTED DEPOSITIONS THAT THEY’VE WANTED TO, IN ANY WAY, MAKE PUBLIC. TO, IN ANY WAY, MAKE PUBLIC.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>THAT’S RIGHT. IF THERE WAS EXCULPATORY IF THERE WAS EXCULPATORY EVIDENCE FOR THE PRESIDENT THEY EVIDENCE FOR THE PRESIDENT THEY WOULD BE TALKING ABOUT THAT ON WOULD BE TALKING ABOUT THAT ON THE NEWS, LOOK, IT’S NOT REALLY THE NEWS, LOOK, IT’S NOT REALLY WHAT YOU THINK OR SEE. WHAT YOU THINK OR SEE. THIS PERPENDICULAR SAID, IN THIS PERPENDICULAR SAID, IN FACT, IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO FACT, IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. DO. WHAT WE SEE OVER AND OVER AGAIN, WHAT WE SEE OVER AND OVER AGAIN, AND THEY CANNOT DENY, IS THAT AND THEY CANNOT DENY, IS THAT THIS WAS NOT THE RIGHT THING TO THIS WAS NOT THE RIGHT THING TO DO, THAT IT WAS NOT RIGHT TO SET DO, THAT IT WAS NOT RIGHT TO SET UP A SECONDARY CHANNEL. UP A SECONDARY CHANNEL. IT WAS NOT RIGHT TO WITHHOLD THE IT WAS NOT RIGHT TO WITHHOLD THE AID. AID. IT WAS NOT RIGHT TO FIRE THE IT WAS NOT RIGHT TO FIRE THE AMBASSADOR TO UKRAINE. AMBASSADOR TO UKRAINE. IT WAS NOT RIGHT TO DEMAND A IT WAS NOT RIGHT TO DEMAND A QUID PRO QUO. QUID PRO QUO. IT WAS NOT RIGHT TO CONDITION IT WAS NOT RIGHT TO CONDITION ALL OF THESE THINGS ON THE ALL OF THESE THINGS ON THE UKRAINIANS AND THAT THE UKRAINIANS AND THAT THE UKRAINIANS THEMSELVES DID NOT UKRAINIANS THEMSELVES DID NOT WANT TO DO. WANT TO DO. THEY HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO FIND THEY HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO FIND ANY EXCULPATORY EVIDENCE FOR THE ANY EXCULPATORY EVIDENCE FOR THE PRESIDENT AND STUCK PULLING PRESIDENT AND STUCK PULLING THESE STUNTS THAT EVEN THOUGH THESE STUNTS THAT EVEN THOUGH THEY SEEM JUVENILE ARE REALLY THEY SEEM JUVENILE ARE REALLY ACTUALLY UNDER MINING OUR ACTUALLY UNDER MINING OUR NATIONAL SECURITY. NATIONAL SECURITY.>>WE’VE HAD 24 HOURS FOR THEM>>WE’VE HAD 24 HOURS FOR THEM TO FIND SOMETHING IN WILLIAM TO FIND SOMETHING IN WILLIAM TAYLOR’S DEPOSITION THAT TAYLOR’S DEPOSITION THAT REPUBLICANS WANT TO EMPHASIZE OR REPUBLICANS WANT TO EMPHASIZE OR MAKE PUBLIC AND WILLIAM TAYLOR, MAKE PUBLIC AND WILLIAM TAYLOR, AT THIS POINT, BASED ON WHAT AT THIS POINT, BASED ON WHAT WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO GLEAN FROM WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO GLEAN FROM WHAT’S HAPPENED IN THESE WHAT’S HAPPENED IN THESE DEPOSITIONS, SEEMS TO BE, BY DEPOSITIONS, SEEMS TO BE, BY FAR, THE MOST VALUABLE, MOST FAR, THE MOST VALUABLE, MOST IMPORTANT WITNESS TO HAVE IMPORTANT WITNESS TO HAVE TESTIFIED SO FAR. TESTIFIED SO FAR.>>IT SURE SEEMS THAT WAY FROM>>IT SURE SEEMS THAT WAY FROM WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR, LAWRENCE. WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR, LAWRENCE. I DON’T THINK WILLIAM TAYLOR’S I DON’T THINK WILLIAM TAYLOR’S TESTIMONY REALLY CHANGED THE TESTIMONY REALLY CHANGED THE CONTOURS OF THIS SCANDAL BUT HE CONTOURS OF THIS SCANDAL BUT HE DID ADD TO THE SCOPE AND TO THE DID ADD TO THE SCOPE AND TO THE SCALE OF THIS SCANDAL. SCALE OF THIS SCANDAL. AND I THINK MOST IMPORTANTLY AND I THINK MOST IMPORTANTLY CONNECTED IT DIRECTLY TO THE CONNECTED IT DIRECTLY TO THE PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. THERE WERE A LOT OF DAMNING THERE WERE A LOT OF DAMNING ELEMENTS OF HIS TESTIMONY AND ELEMENTS OF HIS TESTIMONY AND THAT WE READ IN HIS PREPARED THAT WE READ IN HIS PREPARED REMARKS. REMARKS. BUT I THINK NONE MORE SO THAN BUT I THINK NONE MORE SO THAN THE FACT THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP THE FACT THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HIMSELF DIRECTED GORDON HIMSELF DIRECTED GORDON SONDLAND, HIS AMBASSADOR TO THE SONDLAND, HIS AMBASSADOR TO THE EUROPEAN UNION, TO RELAY THESE EUROPEAN UNION, TO RELAY THESE DEMANDS TO THE UKRAINIANS. DEMANDS TO THE UKRAINIANS. AND THERE WAS NO SUBTLY IN DOING AND THERE WAS NO SUBTLY IN DOING THIS. THIS. THIS WAS NOT SORT OF A, YOU THIS WAS NOT SORT OF A, YOU KNOW, CLOAK AND DAGGER OPERATION KNOW, CLOAK AND DAGGER OPERATION WHERE SUBTLY WHISPER INTO THE WHERE SUBTLY WHISPER INTO THE UKRAINIAN EAR THAT MAYBE THEY UKRAINIAN EAR THAT MAYBE THEY SHOULD THINK ABOUT THIS SHOULD THINK ABOUT THIS INVESTIGATION IF MAYBE THEY INVESTIGATION IF MAYBE THEY WANTED THEIR AID. WANTED THEIR AID. NO. NO. GORDON SONDLAND THEN WENT TO THE GORDON SONDLAND THEN WENT TO THE UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT AND SAID UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT AND SAID HERE IS THE DEAL. HERE IS THE DEAL. YOU TAKE THESEUP THESE INVESTIGA YOU TAKE THESEUP THESE INVESTIGA OR THERE WOULD BE A STALEMATE. OR THERE WOULD BE A STALEMATE. HE DIDN’T USE THE WORDS QUID PRO HE DIDN’T USE THE WORDS QUID PRO QUO, BUT SAID THERE WOULD BE A QUO, BUT SAID THERE WOULD BE A STALEMATE AND UKRAINIANS WOULD STALEMATE AND UKRAINIANS WOULD NOT BE RECEIVING THEIR AID. NOT BE RECEIVING THEIR AID. I THINK THAT’S PRECISELY WHY I THINK THAT’S PRECISELY WHY YOU’VE NOT HEARD ANYTHING FROM YOU’VE NOT HEARD ANYTHING FROM THE REPUBLICANS FROM WHAT

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  1. Hey, if Barr can keep the Mueller Report secret while he reacts 20% of it (and 100% of the best/worst stuff) while declaring Trump innocent, then the Republicans have nothing to (whine) about.

  2. There should be an investigation with the security team that is charged with security procedures in the congressional buildings.
    Conspiracy?

  3. Do those spineless republican politicians know they just made things worse. It’s not Quid Pro Quo for them. It’s Quid Pro Joe

  4. Republicans had closed door meeting for bengize?? How many times hv these hypocrites block Obama nominations?? Freaking cowards behind a coward.

  5. Shouldnt they be arrested for obstruction of justice , trspassing. Are they above the law like trump is above the law

  6. Every one of these invading republicans have broken security laws by both intruding into and recording a secure meeting. This is not a lighthearted stunt. Every one of these persons must be charged and i hope arrested, with this action on their arrest record. This was neither funny nor helpful. We do not know what their smart phones captured for enemy agents. They must be punished.

  7. Uh, what are the security guards there for? A good paycheck and healthcare? Why didn't they stop the ineligible Reps from barging in? I want a great paying job and government healthcare where I can sit around and do nothing.

  8. Impeach the Russian agent in the wh. Putin ordered trumpf to get out of Syria, shut down the govt, lift sanctions, and create chaos,. Trumpf obeys Putin’s orders.

  9. So trump was in on this, knew in advance and may have even been in on the planning of it. This is a clear obstruction of justice. Why did the guards just let them walk in?

  10. I thumbed down the ad that was playing, then I realized that wasn't the video. I left it down because you tried to make me watch an 8 min commercial.

  11. Never thought GOP, the conservative party, will be acting like third world government; so uncivilized the stunt they pulled.  And these are supposed to be the elected officers who are adults, either have kids or grandkids.   Makes you think twice where is all the good and real GOP are at; looks like KKK in those black and white movies when say, let's try to get in. Lets force our way in.  It was pitiful.

  12. Where is the list? Who were the Republicans who illegally entered the SCIF?

    [There is a list below posted by gr33kb0i, but it's self-contradictory]

  13. The rubes just don't get it. They LOSE bigger than they can face reality. And Matt Gaetz? HAW, he wants to be the next nut job to make an international fool of himself.

  14. The thumbnail looks like a male choir and Steve scalise is the lead singer. If only they were that honorable.

  15. That's a great word fraternity. They did look like a judge kavanaugh crowd. A bunch of fraternity Brother's INSTEAD OF ELECTED OFFICIALS.

  16. It's well past the time to be 'appalled' by these traitorous Congressmen/women. It is time for them to be impeached.

  17. But i don't understand why aren't democrats saying ok turmp investigate this Ukrainian scandal we democrats haven't done nothing wrong think about it if democrats haven't done nothing wrong this would make democrats look good and tump look bad but their not doing that are they so disgusting turmp win are you going to lock up these criminals and traders up for treason against AMERICA and crimes thay have done all of AMERICA nose democrats are criminals and traders turmp 2020baby

  18. If what those republicans did was against the law and therefore illegal as Rep. Khana described, they should all be put IN JAIL . Rules and laws are worthless unless there are penalties in place which are enforced. They should be immediately removed from office, arrested, and put on trial for violating this law, obstruction of justice, witness tampering, and witness intimidation.

  19. Marvels, Assemble! Beta's, Unite! Now, chins down, avoid eye contact with the confident people and huddle together for support, we have food coming so we have a moral boost on the way.

  20. There is a reason why the Republican party is known as the stupid party and this demonstration is a perfect example of that. Just straight up creme de la creme of stupidity.

  21. Stop talking about what "they did" and start talking about what's going to be "DONE" about it! They should be arrested and have their clearance revoked

  22. Never have I heard of this in America but it does happen in the Middle East and Asian. They are lucky they are not arrested.

  23. Distraction through drama, live tweeting, violating security precautions, ordering fast food. Hmmm. This smacks of Dotard.
    Betting the farm he did not just know about it. He orchestrated this.

  24. Please read this to the end to better understand the process. The House Committees' are FOLLOWING the rules set up by REPUBLICANS in 2015. Also, let's not forget that those 23 who pulled the stunt have Republican colleagues that are in the SCIF listening to testimony during this proceeding. They also are getting EQUAL time as the Democrats to ask questions of all those who are in these proceedings. Republicans have not been left out & it is up to their Minority Leader of the House, who is a Republican, chooses who gets to go to these hearings. The same is also done on the Democrats side. So, with all that out of the way……Here WE GO! This is an inquiry, much like when someone in the private sector is undergoing an arrest for a crime. The prosecution & defense both conduct interviews (in private) to determine if a witness is "worthy" to help their case, either for or against the person in question. So at this point in the inquiry, we are at the gather information phase of the proceedings. Example: Usually the accused sits in jail during this time or is out on bail with a strict order to not leave the area, should they be able to afford the bail. Once the prosecution/defense has accrued their information, the accused then puts in a plea. Guilty or not guilty. Then that is where the defense and prosecution provide their statements to the judge on why this should go to trial or a plea bargain is given. In the case of the congressional hearings, they do not have a judge. What happens is that the House creates the list of the ARTICLES of IMPEACHMENT. It may be a list of 2 or 3 or 100. The House then has a vote, in place of a judge, to pass the articles of impeachment. A majority vote by the House then sends the ton of research/testimonies/etc to the Senate. They then release all of this over to the Senate who then takes the time to review the information that the House gathered & then whether or not that the evidence should result in a trial or be dismissed. Then, if deemed that a trial should take place, that is where the lawyers pop in and all witnesses are asked questions per their statements and evidence given, as well as the accused (the person that committed the crime or crimes). Both from Republicans and Democrats, that must be in the Judicial Committee. (Which all have a background in law so that it is a fair proceeding). After the cross-examinations and the evidence has been gone through has been exhausted, the Committee then goes BEHIND CLOSED DOORS to decide the fate of the President. Impeach and Stay in his Office or Impeach & Remove. There is the proceeding, in the easiest way I could put to make it so all understand.

  25. The stupidity of Trumpft is he's always been about visual effects. Instead of having Ukrainian prez. do the investigation quietly and behind the seens, he goes of his way to make sure everyone hears them say Biden is being investigated.

  26. ORDERING PIZZA AND WAITING FOR IT TO BE DELIVERED AND SPENDING TIME TO EAT PIZZA IN THE SECURE ROOMS AND LITTERING THE PLACE WITH PIZZA BOXES AND LEFTOVERS?????????? THIS IS THE BOTTOM OF THE SEWER AMERICA HAS PLACED ITSELF BECAUSE OF DONALD TRUMP'S CRIMES AND VILE BEHAVIOUR AND LAWLESS ACTIONS. WHAT A TRAGEDY!!!!!!

  27. What gives the republican party the right to interfere with congressional committees..to refuse subpoenas and worst of all to grant trump the right to break any law? Barr says Americans do not have the right to investigate or impeach him. OUTRAGE OF OUTRAGES. The republican party should be banned for attempting to destroy the US CONSTITUTION. This is not an American political party.

  28. Despicable Republicans. Some will remember Donald Segretti, an attorney working as a political operative with Nixon's Committee to Re-elect the President (CREP, pronounced "CREEP") during the early 1970s who was in charge of "dirty tricks".

    The "Canuck letter" typifies the tactics used by Segretti and others working with him. The forged letter ascribed to Senator Edmund Muskie maligned the people, language, and culture of French Canadians, causing the Democratic presidential candidate problems by having to repeatedly deny writing the letter, and by having to continue dealing with that recurring issue.

    Historians have pronounced that Muskie's withdrawal from the Presidential primaries was at least partly the result of Segretti and some of the other "Ratfuckers"' (a term used by Richard Nixon's campaign insiders to describe electoral fraud and dirty tricks they used against their opponents). The term was coined by political operative Don Segretti, who claimed it had come from his college days when he stuffed ballot boxes for student government candidatse.) It's speculated that having created so much confusion, and so many false accusations, that Muskie simply could not respond in any meaningful way.

    Another notable example of Segretti's wrongdoing was a letter he faked, on Democratic presidential candidate Edmund Muskie's letterhead, falsely alleging that U.S. Senator Henry "Scoop" Jackson, a fellow Democrat, had an illegitimate child with a 17-year-old. The "Muskie letters" also accused Senator Hubert H. Humphrey of sexual misconduct.

    After testimony regarding the Muskie letters emerged, Democrats in Florida noted the similarity between those sabotage incidents and others that involved stationery stolen from Humphrey's offices after Muskie dropped out of the race.

    For example, a false news release on Humphrey's letterhead "accused Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-N.Y.) of being mentally unbalanced", and a mailing with an unidentified source mischaracterized Humphrey as supporting a controversial environmental measure that he actually opposed.

    Does any of this sound familiar as in the case of Sen. John McCain?

  29. reps dont need to follow the rules or laws nor our Constitution.
    this staged 'act' was only for tRumps base and the antagonists voters, who are too stupid to know what is going on in real life.

  30. I for one would like some transparency. Why the secrecy if they are not hiding something. Schiff has lied to the American people in congress regarding the contents of the transcript as he did when he claimed throughout the Muller investigation that he had solid proof of Russian collusion which was a big lie. Also he is not following precedent with the running of this inquiry which he should be doing when there is no law stating what procedure to follow. Iv'e followed politics for over 50 years and what he is doing rings alarm bells. Its easy just to agree as a Trump hater but history shows secrecy is a cover up. Surely everyone here wants a just outcome and that will only happen through transparency not through secrecy in a one sided inquiry and selective leaks by Schiff to the media, leaks that we can't know if they have made up or not. I smell a rat…..

  31. These republicans 'who were involved in this makes one question if they are some type of back-channel to Russia/putin. How can it be that they've seen/heard the Facts pertaining to donald j trump, yet they still condone and support donald, instead of The USA's National Security?! Maybe these republicans 'who were involved in that act, should be investigated to see if they're in cahoots with donald j trump. 'Because criminals flock together, like the birds of a feather.'

  32. Don’t forget Dumbo used his own iPhone instead of the phone given to him in the beginning of his term. Dumbo show GOP follow.

  33. Great eyeroll from the young lady in the middle at about 00:20 , lol
    Calling this stunt clownish is insulting to clowns.
    The stunt was infantile. Pardon me for insulting infants.

  34. Any chance Hannity will mention the fact that around fifty Republican's are entitled to attend the behind closed door hearings and ask any questions they want, including eleven of the clowns who "stormed the room" complete with their cell phones thus jeopardising national security.

  35. I can imagine college guys rushing into a room shouting and disturbing the peace and thinking that they are being really rebel and cool and eff-the-system, but adult politicians???

  36. A new sacrificial lamb… Matty Geatz. That the men followed the frat idoit should have pay frozen, locked out if their office and prohibited from being on the oroperty.
    They work for us , kers get some backbone .

  37. 6:42 I thought Lawrence was gonna burst out laughing. It's UTTERLY ridiculous–REPUBLICANS HAVE FREAKING ACCESS. They're on the committee.

  38. This ignorant fake republicans should be held accountable for its stupid actions of bringing cell fones in a restricted area exposing US security – threatening highly sensitive information that are ongoing unrelated to the impeachment inquiry – they are well aware of their actions but broke the law- They should be arrested and have their high clearance revoked – like the ignorant Gaetz who was arrested in Florida for driving intoxicated – They should all be held accountable – officers in the military are jailed for these types of ignorant actions

  39. They where actually probly putting in a direct line to putnikums I'd be sweeping thatcentire building them guys are not to be trusted snyofthem!"

  40. Those Republican politicians need to be held accountable for their crimes and those pizza delivery people need to be investigated to make sure they are not spy's
    #IMPEACHTRUMP
    #IMPEACHALLTHECORRUPT
    #TRUMPPENCEOUTNOW
    #OUTNOW

  41. Republicans show their voters how strong and intimidating they are by leaving their empty greasy pizza boxes behind.
    They must scare the crap out of mothers and children in the local park picnic area with that kind of terrorism.

  42. Don't put it passed the Russian operatives among these Republicans to have planted listening devices in the SCIP. They work for Putin, not the USA.

  43. Those who stir the pot should be made to lick the spoon. They are really trying to reach for anything but nothing is holding up.

  44. It was disgusting the way the house representatives behaved, they look like a gangster, moron. No respect for the law of the land. This is what Trump to see distractions that what he is.. sad. Seeing this kind of House Representatives behaviours, did they gain anything for they Master Trump. It appalling and it just difficult to put it in words,We were shocked 😮 Trump cronies and himself working for Putin and Erdogan of Turkey 🇹🇷 against Americans,They want to destroy America. America in exchange of lots of money for their pocket so greedy so sad . Trump has two Tower in Turkey what do you expect..trump has no morals or dignity same as with his cronies , they using the white white like a meeting for a mobsters making money for themselves.

  45. Trump was trying to be like the movie.The God Father "I'm going to make you an offer you can't refuse" What a choice the. Russians knocking at the back door and a US President who has the weaponry you need to defend your country. Asking you to phony up charges against apolitical rival because he knows he will lose.

  46. That showed us there are NO LEADERS IN THE REPUBLICANS, they came so low that they are following a MAFIA MONEY GREED UNFIT POTUS MAFIA MOB BOSS, dragging with corruption and greed fo perpetually stay in power, lying, denying, distracting with FAKE NEWS AND FAKE TWEETS!

  47. Are they going to be charged for this? I think Gaetz lead it so at least he should be charged. I don’t get why there freaking out there are Republicans in there so there not in secret or there wouldn’t be any republicans. So maybe all those with a phone in there should be charged. They must be awful people to protect the no. 1 most awful person!

  48. Hee Haa good old boys being illegal and pulling a juvenile delinquent stunt, except that they were in a highly secure room, breaking the law. Not a pizza party boys! Old fat boys!

  49. If they broke the law, why aren't they held responsible? Why aren't there arrest warrants? Are these GOONS OF PUTIN/GOP above the law? They won't think it's all jokes and giggles if there are consequences for their behavior. Just like with Adolf tRump, if when he experiences consequences he'll reconsider some of his actions/words.

  50. Trump is surging to be America’s ruler. He wants to be a dictator and if necessary, will encourage a hot civil war to succeed. Democracy and Trump can NOT coexist. This struggle will end in one of two ways. Either he will destroy U.S. democracy and be America’s ruler or he will be gone.

    GOONS OF PUTIN/GOP are sycophants of tRumputin. I wonder if their relatives were sycophants of Hitler? Maybe their character flaw is genetically based, or just aggrandizing cowardice.

  51. Was it a stunt OR an attempt at witness intimidation? If you are someone who needs to remain anonymous, this type of stunt might intimidate you into not testifying, or not filing a whistle blower report.

    If there are armed guards why was this allowed? If 30 homeless people charged that door, would they also be allowed in? If not, then are the GOP above the law?

  52. I found it insulting to my intelligence. It was the epitome of ignorance. Butt you have understand is a visual learner and he needed that GOOD OLD BOYS gotcha visual.
    They should get arrested just on that act alone. They put the safety of an American Citizen in danger. They violated the very Law's they swore to PROTECT. Shame on them. It was a Mob rule
    and had all the making's of a lynching except the hanging ROPE.

  53. Thank you my PATRIOT congressman and woman, Matt Gaets is a STAR! No he's a SUPPER STAR. Storm in on Adam Sh1t every day. I hope he runs for potus after Trump's 8 more years then Pence ,then Gaets. You hate Trump un Americans are going down. It's Barr time. BTW Gaets is with the pres. at the wold series.go Nats

  54. If people are prepared to break the rules (installed by their own party) for their own foolish misguided ends, where will they draw the line. This stunt reminds me of Stephen Millers rant against janitors when he said he was fed up beng asked to clean up his own mess after himself, when there were janitors paid to do that job. Pigs have more respect for themselves.

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