How Donald Trump’s Bluff On House Subpoenas May Backfire | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC
Articles Blog

How Donald Trump’s Bluff On House Subpoenas May Backfire | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

August 24, 2019


>>>TONIGHT WASHINGTON IS ON>>>TONIGHT WASHINGTON IS ON EDGE OVER HOW FAR TRUMP WILL EDGE OVER HOW FAR TRUMP WILL TAKE HIS TOUGH TALK ON DEFYING TAKE HIS TOUGH TALK ON DEFYING CONGRESS IS THAT SUBPOENAS. CONGRESS IS THAT SUBPOENAS. HIS HISTORY DOES SHOW LOTS OF HIS HISTORY DOES SHOW LOTS OF BLUFFING THAT LED TO FOLDING. BLUFFING THAT LED TO FOLDING. REMEMBER THE TRUMP UNIVERSITY REMEMBER THE TRUMP UNIVERSITY FRAUD CASE? FRAUD CASE?>>THIS IS A CASE I COULD HAVE>>THIS IS A CASE I COULD HAVE SETTLED VERY EASILY BUT I DON’T SETTLED VERY EASILY BUT I DON’T SETTLE CASES VERY EASILY WHEN SETTLE CASES VERY EASILY WHEN I’M RIGHT. I’M RIGHT. I DON’T SETTLE CASES. I DON’T SETTLE CASES. I DON’T GET SUED VERY OFTEN I DON’T GET SUED VERY OFTEN BECAUSE I DON’T SETTLE. BECAUSE I DON’T SETTLE. UNLIKE A LOT OF OTHERS. UNLIKE A LOT OF OTHERS.>>HE SETTLED THAT VERY CASE HE>>HE SETTLED THAT VERY CASE HE WAS TALKING ABOUT FOR $25 WAS TALKING ABOUT FOR $25 MILLION AFTER THE ELECTION. MILLION AFTER THE ELECTION. IT IS NOT JUST IN BUSINESS IT IS NOT JUST IN BUSINESS LAWSUITS EITHER. LAWSUITS EITHER. DONALD TRUMP SPENT MONTHS DONALD TRUMP SPENT MONTHS BLUFFING ABOUT HIS SUPPOSED BLUFFING ABOUT HIS SUPPOSED COURAGE THAT HE WAS READY TO COURAGE THAT HE WAS READY TO FACE DOWN MUELLER. FACE DOWN MUELLER.>>WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO SPEAK>>WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO SPEAK UNDER OATH TO GIVE YOUR VERSION UNDER OATH TO GIVE YOUR VERSION OF — OF –>>100%.>>100%.>>SO IF ROB MUELLER WANTED TO>>SO IF ROB MUELLER WANTED TO SPEAK WITH YOU — SPEAK WITH YOU –>>I WOULD BE GLAD TO TELL HIM>>I WOULD BE GLAD TO TELL HIM EXACTLY WHAT I JUST TOLD YOU. EXACTLY WHAT I JUST TOLD YOU.>>BUT HE WAS NOT GLAD, EVERYONE>>BUT HE WAS NOT GLAD, EVERYONE NOW KNOWS HIS LEGAL STRATEGY WAS NOW KNOWS HIS LEGAL STRATEGY WAS TO RUN FROM MUELLER. TO RUN FROM MUELLER. THE MUELLER REPORT NOTING THEY THE MUELLER REPORT NOTING THEY OFFERED AN INTERVIEW FOR A SPAN OFFERED AN INTERVIEW FOR A SPAN OF OVER A YEAR AND HE ALWAYS OF OVER A YEAR AND HE ALWAYS PASSED. PASSED. THEN THE MOST ABSURD ONE OF ALL. THEN THE MOST ABSURD ONE OF ALL. THAT DONALD TRUMP’S PERSONAL THAT DONALD TRUMP’S PERSONAL CATCH PHRASE, A TOUGH BOSS WHO CATCH PHRASE, A TOUGH BOSS WHO TELLS PEOPLE WHEN THEY’RE TOAST. TELLS PEOPLE WHEN THEY’RE TOAST.>>KEVIN.>>KEVIN. YOU’RE FIRED. YOU’RE FIRED. TERRELL, YOU’RE FIRED. TERRELL, YOU’RE FIRED. JAMIE. JAMIE. YOU’RE FIRED. YOU’RE FIRED.>>FIRED.>>FIRED.>>BUT AS PRESIDENT, WE HAD>>BUT AS PRESIDENT, WE HAD COUNTLESS REPORTS THAT DONALD COUNTLESS REPORTS THAT DONALD TRUMP STRUGGLES TO SAY THOSE TWO TRUMP STRUGGLES TO SAY THOSE TWO WORDS TO HIS OWN STAFF. WORDS TO HIS OWN STAFF. HE ASKS OTHERS TO HANDLE IT AND HE ASKS OTHERS TO HANDLE IT AND INCLUDING THE BIGGEST ONE OF INCLUDING THE BIGGEST ONE OF ALL, ASKING HIS LAWYER TO FIRE ALL, ASKING HIS LAWYER TO FIRE BOB MUELLER AND THAT HELPED HIM BOB MUELLER AND THAT HELPED HIM IN THE END BECAUSE McGAHN IN THE END BECAUSE McGAHN FAMOUSLY REFUSED. FAMOUSLY REFUSED. SO AS WASHINGTON GIRDS FOR THE SO AS WASHINGTON GIRDS FOR THE SUBPOENA WARS THAT DONALD TRUMP SUBPOENA WARS THAT DONALD TRUMP SAYS HE’S LAUNCHING, IT IS WORTH SAYS HE’S LAUNCHING, IT IS WORTH KEEPING IN MIND THAT DONALD KEEPING IN MIND THAT DONALD TRUMP OFTEN TALKS LIKE HE’S TRUMP OFTEN TALKS LIKE HE’S TOUGH, LIKE HE’S READY FOR THE TOUGH, LIKE HE’S READY FOR THE LEGAL FIGHTS, LIKE THE USE A LEGAL FIGHTS, LIKE THE USE A COMMON PARLANCE, HE WANTS THE COMMON PARLANCE, HE WANTS THE SMOKE. SMOKE. SOMETIME HE MAKES IT SOUND LIKE SOMETIME HE MAKES IT SOUND LIKE HE WANTS ALL THE SMOKE. HE WANTS ALL THE SMOKE. IN MANY OF THE BIG CASES, TRUMP IN MANY OF THE BIG CASES, TRUMP UNIVERSITY, TESTIFYING TO UNIVERSITY, TESTIFYING TO MUELLER, FIRING HIS OWN STAFF, MUELLER, FIRING HIS OWN STAFF, DONALD TRUMP DON’T WANT THE DONALD TRUMP DON’T WANT THE SMOKE. SMOKE. TO PARAPHRASE, WHY YOU FLEXING, TO PARAPHRASE, WHY YOU FLEXING, DONALD? DONALD? YOU DON’T WANT NO SMOKE. YOU DON’T WANT NO SMOKE. KEEP ON TAKING THESE PICTURES, KEEP ON TAKING THESE PICTURES, HOLDING THESE STRAPS, BUT YOU HOLDING THESE STRAPS, BUT YOU ARE A NONSMOKER. ARE A NONSMOKER. I’M JOINED NOW BY DAVID CORN I’M JOINED NOW BY DAVID CORN FROM MOTHER JONES. FROM MOTHER JONES. DOES HE REALLY WANT THE SMOKE? DOES HE REALLY WANT THE SMOKE?>>I DON’T KNOW WHAT GRAHAM>>I DON’T KNOW WHAT GRAHAM WOULD SAY ABOUT THIS BUT I THINK WOULD SAY ABOUT THIS BUT I THINK WHAT WE’RE GETTING TO, THE WHAT WE’RE GETTING TO, THE SMOKE, IS MAYBE EXISTENTIAL SMOKE, IS MAYBE EXISTENTIAL SMOKE. SMOKE. WE’RE NOT TALKING ABOUT, I’M WE’RE NOT TALKING ABOUT, I’M GLAD YOU BROUGHT UP THE TRUMP GLAD YOU BROUGHT UP THE TRUMP UNIVERSITY. UNIVERSITY. THAT’S WHAT I WAS THINKING THAT’S WHAT I WAS THINKING ABOUT, TOO. ABOUT, TOO. I NEVER SETTLE. I NEVER SETTLE. HE SETTLED THAT CASE. HE SETTLED THAT CASE. HE’S SETTLED LOTS OF CASES OVER HE’S SETTLED LOTS OF CASES OVER THE YEARS. THE YEARS. HE HAS PAID HUSH MONEY WHAT HE HAS PAID HUSH MONEY WHAT WE’RE SEEING NOW, WHEN IT COMES WE’RE SEEING NOW, WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING HIS TAX RETURNS. TO GETTING HIS TAX RETURNS. WHEN IT COMES THE PUTTING DON WHEN IT COMES THE PUTTING DON McGAHN ON THE CONGRESSIONAL McGAHN ON THE CONGRESSIONAL STAND. STAND. EMOLUMENTS AND EVERYTHING ELSE EMOLUMENTS AND EVERYTHING ELSE UNDERWAY. UNDERWAY. THIS IS AN EXISTENTIAL CRISIS THIS IS AN EXISTENTIAL CRISIS FOR DONALD TRUMP. FOR DONALD TRUMP. AND I THINK HE REALIZES IT. AND I THINK HE REALIZES IT. WE HAVE OTHER A LOT OF PEOPLE WE HAVE OTHER A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY IN THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS, HE SAY IN THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS, HE MAY BE VULNERABLE TO CRIMINAL MAY BE VULNERABLE TO CRIMINAL CHARGES WHEN HE’S OUT OF THE CHARGES WHEN HE’S OUT OF THE OFFICE AS WELL. OFFICE AS WELL. OF COURSE THE NEW YORK STATE OF COURSE THE NEW YORK STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL, A LOT GOING ON ATTORNEY GENERAL, A LOT GOING ON THERE. THERE. I THINK IN SOME WAYS, HE MAY BE I THINK IN SOME WAYS, HE MAY BE FIGHTING NOT JUST FOR HIS FIGHTING NOT JUST FOR HIS POLITICAL LIFE. POLITICAL LIFE. HE MAY BE FIGHTING FOR HIS HE MAY BE FIGHTING FOR HIS FREEDOM. FREEDOM. IN THOSE INSTANCES, HE MAY, YOU IN THOSE INSTANCES, HE MAY, YOU KNOW, TO USE ANOTHER GANGSTER KNOW, TO USE ANOTHER GANGSTER TERM, HE MAY BE WILLING TO GO TO TERM, HE MAY BE WILLING TO GO TO THE MATTRESSES. THE MATTRESSES. HE’S ALREADY SAID, HE’S HE’S ALREADY SAID, HE’S BASICALLY ORDERED, DON’T RELEASE BASICALLY ORDERED, DON’T RELEASE MY TAXES. MY TAXES. THAT SHOWDOWN COMES IN A COUPLE THAT SHOWDOWN COMES IN A COUPLE DAYS. DAYS. AND NOT TO SUBMIT TO NOTICE AND NOT TO SUBMIT TO NOTICE CONGRESSIONAL REQUESTS. CONGRESSIONAL REQUESTS. I THINK YOU AND I TALKED ABOUT I THINK YOU AND I TALKED ABOUT THIS A COUPLE WEEKS AGO. THIS A COUPLE WEEKS AGO. THERE IS A CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS THERE IS A CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS THAT IS BASICALLY UNFOLDING. THAT IS BASICALLY UNFOLDING. AND WHERE IT IS ABOUT TAXES OR AND WHERE IT IS ABOUT TAXES OR ABOUT CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY OR ABOUT CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY OR GETTING THE FULL MUELLER REPORT. GETTING THE FULL MUELLER REPORT. AT SOME POINT THE COURT WILL AT SOME POINT THE COURT WILL ORDER HIM TO DO SOMETHING. ORDER HIM TO DO SOMETHING. THAT HE DOESN’T WANT TO DO. THAT HE DOESN’T WANT TO DO. AND AT THAT POINT HE’LL SAY, NO, AND AT THAT POINT HE’LL SAY, NO, MAKE ME. MAKE ME. THEN WHAT HAPPENS? THEN WHAT HAPPENS?>>WELL, I’LL ANSWER YOUR>>WELL, I’LL ANSWER YOUR QUESTION MAY HAVE BEEN QUESTION MAY HAVE BEEN RHETORICAL. RHETORICAL.>>BUT PLEASE ANSWER IT.>>BUT PLEASE ANSWER IT.>>I’LL TRY ANSWERING PART OF>>I’LL TRY ANSWERING PART OF IT. IT. IF IT IS SOMETHING THAT INVOLVES IF IT IS SOMETHING THAT INVOLVES THE OTHER LAWFUL EMPLOYEES OF THE OTHER LAWFUL EMPLOYEES OF THE UNITED STATES, ONE OF THE THE UNITED STATES, ONE OF THE POSITIVES THAT THE MUELLER POSITIVES THAT THE MUELLER REPORT SHOWS IS PEOPLE GOING REPORT SHOWS IS PEOPLE GOING AHEAD AND FOLLOWING THE RULES. AHEAD AND FOLLOWING THE RULES. IN THE SAME WAY THAT THE TRAVEL IN THE SAME WAY THAT THE TRAVEL BAN CAN ONLY BE ENFORCED BY BAN CAN ONLY BE ENFORCED BY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN THE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES. UNITED STATES. WE KNOW WHEN TRUMP ORDERED IT, WE KNOW WHEN TRUMP ORDERED IT, THERE WERE QUESTIONS ABOUT IT. THERE WERE QUESTIONS ABOUT IT. BUT THE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES BUT THE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES FOLLOWED IT. FOLLOWED IT. AND AS SOON AS THE COURT ORDER, AND AS SOON AS THE COURT ORDER, IT BEGAN IN BROOKLYN AND MANY IT BEGAN IN BROOKLYN AND MANY OTHERS REMEMBER, THAT BLOCKED OTHERS REMEMBER, THAT BLOCKED THE TEMPORARY INJUNCTIONS, THEY THE TEMPORARY INJUNCTIONS, THEY STOPPED ENFORCING IT. STOPPED ENFORCING IT. IF IT DEPENDS ON OTHERS, THAT’S IF IT DEPENDS ON OTHERS, THAT’S THE GOOD NEWS. THE GOOD NEWS. THAT’S A DEEPER QUESTION OF THE THAT’S A DEEPER QUESTION OF THE NIXON TAPES. NIXON TAPES. WHAT IF IT DEPENDS ON THE WHAT IF IT DEPENDS ON THE PRESIDENT? PRESIDENT?>>LET’S PLAY THAT OUT.>>LET’S PLAY THAT OUT. THE ADMINISTRATION BLOCKS THE THE ADMINISTRATION BLOCKS THE REQUEST FOR HIS TAX RETURNS, AND REQUEST FOR HIS TAX RETURNS, AND IT GOES TO THE COURT, AND THE IT GOES TO THE COURT, AND THE COURT SAYS YOU CAN’T DO THIS. COURT SAYS YOU CAN’T DO THIS. WHAT DOES STEVE MNUCHIN AND THE WHAT DOES STEVE MNUCHIN AND THE IRS COMMISSIONER DO THEN IN DO IRS COMMISSIONER DO THEN IN DO THEY SAY I’M SORRY, MR. THEY SAY I’M SORRY, MR. PRESIDENT, I HAVE TO TURN IT PRESIDENT, I HAVE TO TURN IT OVER? OVER?>>IF IT’S UP TO THEM, DO THE>>IF IT’S UP TO THEM, DO THE TAX RETURNS EXIST OVER HERE, TAX RETURNS EXIST OVER HERE, THEY COULD BE HELD IN CONTEMPT THEY COULD BE HELD IN CONTEMPT WHICH IS DIFFERENT THAN WHICH IS DIFFERENT THAN SOMETHING PRIVATELY HELD. SOMETHING PRIVATELY HELD.>>SO HE THEN STARTS FIRING>>SO HE THEN STARTS FIRING THEM? THEM? DOES HE THROW UP HIS HANDS AND DOES HE THROW UP HIS HANDS AND LET IT HAPPEN? LET IT HAPPEN? THERE’S A LOT OF — THERE’S A LOT OF –>>OR DOES HE CAVE LIKE HE>>OR DOES HE CAVE LIKE HE CAVED. CAVED.>>HE MIGHT.>>HE MIGHT. BUT I THINK A LOT OF THE THINGS BUT I THINK A LOT OF THE THINGS COMING DOWN THE PIKE HERE ARE COMING DOWN THE PIKE HERE ARE THINGS THAT REALLY GET TO THINGS THAT REALLY GET TO WHETHER HE CAN SURVIVE AS WHETHER HE CAN SURVIVE AS PRESIDENT AND WHETHER HE HAS PRESIDENT AND WHETHER HE HAS SOME TREMENDOUS LEGAL SOME TREMENDOUS LEGAL VULNERABILITY. VULNERABILITY. MAYBE INVOLVING FAMILY MEMBERS. MAYBE INVOLVING FAMILY MEMBERS.>>I’M GOING TO A BREAK BUT I>>I’M GOING TO A BREAK BUT I DIDN’T GET YOUR FULL ANSWER. DIDN’T GET YOUR FULL ANSWER. DOES HE WANT THE SMOKE OR NOT? DOES HE WANT THE SMOKE OR NOT?>>HE WANTS THE CHAOS.>>HE WANTS THE CHAOS. HE WANTS THE CHAOS. HE WANTS THE CHAOS. SOMETIMES THERE’S SMOKE IN SOMETIMES THERE’S SMOKE IN CHAOS. CHAOS. SOMETIMES THERE’S FIRE. SOMETIMES THERE’S FIRE. SOMETIMES THIS IS A LOT OF SOMETIMES THIS IS A LOT OF QUIET. QUIET. I THINK ON SOME THINGS, I THINK

Only registered users can comment.

  1. Donald Trump is a genius. He promised to 'drain the swamp' and he is doing it. He is using a plan so cunning you could pin a tail on it and call it a weasel. He hires / appoints Swamp Monsters, they get investigated, charged, prosecuted and jailed. Job done. Don't tell me this is anything but un-adult-aerated genius…

  2. A country with more guns and laws on having them.. No one has shot the guy?? Conclusion..stupid f***ing people live in America!!!!

  3. How is this whole libtarded comment section not acknowledging the fact this 40 year old white man is butchering Gucci mane’s lingo?

  4. Silly man! He never obeyed the laws and got away with it all his life. But he wasn't thinking. When one is President (or any elected official really)–one needs to be squeaky clean. He never should have run. He brought this on himself. I guess he didn't learn from Hilary or Bill or others who went through years of investigations. 2 years is nothing compared to what others have endured.

  5. Dotard tRump is all bluster and noise. The orange POS never did a brave thing in his useless life.

  6. Crooked Trump's world just seems to be falling apart. No one believes him any more. trump had the chance to testify Congress but he kept stalling for over a year.

  7. To listen to this thing from afar …….wow , we mean this mr.trump ,what a mess he is creating every day ,do you really have to live with this much
    Longer …….strange bedfellows are there in the White House ……good night now ,we shall watch again tomorrow, as the saga continues ……k.c.

  8. Trump wins again PA Rally pays off Fred Keller Republican wins 12 th district was supposed to be a close race he won by 70 percent of the votes the real reason why the demo rats and liberal media all mad today Trump wins again

  9. 2:00 BRUHHH WHAT EVEN IS THE NEWS ANYMORE 🙄🙄🙄🤦‍♂️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♀️ MSNBC run by clowns fr 🤡🤡🤡

  10. At this point even if facts coming out of Trump's mouth, it's a lie. He's lying too much that there is no point in believing anything he says even when you know it's facts. Do not believe anything out of Trump's mouth! For the rest of his life, he's a liar and his words on any topics are worthless

  11. " SHALL FURNISH " MEANS NOW! " will furnish " means sometime. Republicans need to obey the
    LAW!and reiease Trumps tax returns to Congress!

  12. He's a liar and a fat mouth, we already know he's a coward, I'm trying to think of something nice to say about this dude, but I can't think of anything

  13. Trump has always played the drag it out in court game. Ppl run out of $$ it drags out too long, he settles. Sure sent a lot of attorneys to a hearing for someone with nothing to hide! 3 of the 5 present for Hicks were DOJ.. Why? Why are we paying for her attorney's? Why would you need 5 when you have done nothing??

  14. One thing that Trump is reliable for is that he will always say the best most positive thing about himself but always the opposite is true.

  15. He would nnneeevvvveerrrr casually quote Gucci Mane and then keep on going like he didn't just tie a whole rap lyric into his segment

  16. Y'all talking about Donald Trump's but are we gonna ignore the fact Gucci mane was qouted on MSNBC. Black people really are the culture

  17. BRUH “HE DONT WANT NO SMOKE” 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  18. The old fart of the deal he is dumb stupid his daddy's disgrace .Can't get out of his own way and loses his face every time .We wish all his lawyers would resign then you can see the real Donald Duck Trump and his stupid way of doing business .if its not his money he will lose it all it doesn't matter then.But if its his money he doesn't pay his bills .Just keeps delaying his portion as long as he can.That's why american tax payers have been paying his taxes for years .He didn't pay any tax because he is a loser .its jail time Donald duckster go ahead face the music its done you are broke now .not a billionaire You lost it all old fart of the deal blew it all Hahahahahahahahaha

  19. Gee , this sounds bias against our President .
    Trump doesn't run from the press . This is fake news .

  20. Trump's MO has always been deny create crisis deny create crisis deny twist the law do something big create crisis.. trump is a crisis his administration is an attack on America and all it stands for.

  21. If Trump doesn't respect the subpoenas send in the US Marshalls and cuff up Trump and take him away !

  22. It would be the best day in America history.

    When TRUMP gets pulled out FROM THE WHITE HOUSE.
    IN HANDCUFFS!!

    And serves hard prison time in jail.

    And THEN make it a legal holiday celebration.

    EVEY YEAR!!!!

    THAT WHEN AMERICA WILL BE GREAT AGAIN!!!!!

  23. And don't forget the charity scam!! And the fake Time magazine covers he had hung up at Mar a Lago… When he'd never been on the cover of Time magazine😂😁😂😁
    Real news about this FAKE Russian elected illegitimate illiterate president…😡🤬

  24. Why lie verifiable issues??? Trump is a scared little boy, he wants an image he can never acheive!!!

  25. I can’t take trump seriously but laugh saying he wants all the smoke with him rappin and the face underneath the caption no smoke this orange clown really the president 😂😂

  26. Trumps not worried about going to jail even after he's out of office because of white privilege . They didnt put Nixion in prison for his crimes, and Trump won't go either . And Trump knows this .

  27. Trump is a coward he can't do his own Dirty Work. He has other people to do his Dirty Work. Why should he do it when they can go to jail for him.

  28. The DOJ is going to be imprisoned before or after Trump's impeachment for protecting him, a criminal i,sn't that called aiding and abetting ?? Lat I checked any one of us would be in jail for it

  29. They've already been in contempt why hasn't anything been done about it they should already been in jail why are we stalling for what we know is the right thing to do lock them up

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *