Making the case for impeaching Trump: a look back at the key testimony

Making the case for impeaching Trump: a look back at the key testimony


This president believes he is above the law,
beyond accountability. How could our system fail like this? Was there a quid pro quo?
Yes. It was normal. We spoke about many things. It’s a witch hunt. The single most important thing we have to do in Congress is defeat Donald Trump. [cheers] Donald Trump is back on the phone asking
another nation to involve itself in another US election. How could our system fail like this? How is it that foreign corrupt interests
could manipulate our government? Which countries interests are served
when the very corrupt behaviour we have been criticising is allowed to prevail? As we sit here testifying, the president is
attacking you on Twitter. What would you like to respond to the president’s
attack that ‘everywhere you went turned bad’? I actually think that where I’ve served
over the years, I and others have demonstrably made things better. I mean, I can’t speak to what the president
is trying to do, but I think the effect is to be intimidating. I want to let you know, ambassador, that some
of us here take witness intimidation very, very seriously. Mr. Goldman. It was improper for the president to demand
an investigation into a political opponent. It would undermine our Ukraine policy
and it would undermine our national security. This is America. This is the country I’ve served and defended
that all of my brothers have served and here, right matters. I know that members of this committee
frequently frame these complicated issues in the form of a simple question. Was there a quid pro quo?
The answer is yes. Everyone was in the loop.
It was no secret. The leadership of the State Department,
the National Security Council and the White House were all informed about the Ukraine efforts. Ready? You have the cameras rolling? I say to the ambassadors, respond,
‘I want nothing. I want nothing. ‘I want no quid pro quo.’ Tell Zelenskiy to do the right thing. Then he says ‘this is the final word from
the president of the United States. I want nothing’. Often when women show anger, it’s not
fully appreciated. It’s often pushed onto emotional issues,
perhaps, or deflected onto other people. I very unfortunately had a bit of a blow up
with ambassador Sondland. Now actually realise, having listened to his
deposition, that he was absolutely right; that he wasn’t coordinating with us because
we weren’t doing the same thing that he was doing. He was being involved in a domestic
political errand. I did say to him, ambassador Sondland,
Gordon, I think this is all going to blow up. And here we are. There is nothing more dangerous than
an unethical president who believes they are above the law. We are better than that.
Adjourned.

42 comments

  1. Trump 2020! The world needs more Trump to weed us off this delusion that America is either beneficial for our freedom or security. Trump is a big win for the world 2024.

  2. While Trump is likely to be impeached for meddling in his opponent's election prospects next year, it's unlikely it'll mean he'll lose his job – see Bill Clinton's impeachment as a reference point.

  3. These impeachment hearings are an absolute joke. Criticism is not intimidation. Everyone on the left is so weak and easily offended it’s laughable

  4. Ameri kwa turned Ukraine into a corrupt, war-ravaged third world colony/failed state where its coup making agents wrecked havoc. The "impeachment" is basically a cover-up operation for the crimes the CIA/State Dept and S oros Foundations committed sending a message to anyone who would dare investigate their activities.

  5. Everyone knows that there is ample evidence to impeach and convict Trump, thus removing him from office. But everyone also knows that the Republican senators are terrified of annoying Trump's base by voting to convict and thereby losing the support of that base when those senators are next up for reelection. They will therefore choose their own personal interest over the moral health of the country and will vote to acquit.

  6. There's no need to intimidate you….you're already fired mam. All I hear is a bunch of know best career politicians and civil servants whining and not produce an iota of evidence. STOP WASTING TAX PAYER MONEY!

  7. Why don't you show the whole testimony of mr. Sunland when he had to answer no to every question involving any criminal activity by the president or impeachable offenses

  8. Why don't you show the clip where he said no I do not have first-hand knowledge somebody told me or why don't you show the clip where he said I presumed all of this b***** for why don't you show the clip where mr. Simon said I'm the one who told the Ukrainian officials what you presumed or thought the president wanted instead of the President

  9. And if the president is in the know and the President is responsible for everything then President Obama should be held responsible for all of his activity that was unconstitutional or downright treason President Trump is going to be scrutinized like this then President Obama should be scrutinized the same and so should all the other elected officials they should all have to answer for their crimes president has to answer for no crimes committed

  10. Guardian News,
    Nice cutting and pasting video bits, especially the one where you cut and paste two separate testimonials from Soundlan making it seem like he testified that there was a quid quo pro. That was footage of two separate answers he gave and it's clear from the different angles it was recorded at. VIEWERS- GUARDIAN NEWS THINKS YOURE STUPID that's why they think you'll fall for that cut and paste fail and that you wont actually pursue watching the actual trial footage.
    Also, Adam Schiffs word is not the truth, he is expressing his opinion and take on the matter just as everyone else invovled in the trials, aside from those who actually recount and focus on actually events that took place. VIEWERS- GUARDIAN NEWS THINKS YOURE STUPID and that you will form your opinion based off of a 7 second clip of Adam Schiffs opinion.

    By the way, Guardian News isnt the only group that thinks you are stupid, anyone who is not advocating for you to watch the full footage of the trials and to review all relevent publicly released documents YOURSELF, anyone who doesnt encourage you to use your own brain to formulate your opinion (instead of encouraging you to just adopt others opinions) thinks you're stupid.

    There are people like me who believe that everyone is intelligent and that everyone has the ability to access their intelligence. I believe in the human mind and spirit and therefore encourage you to seek out information for yourself.

  11. Trump and his associates have already confessed to withholding aid while demanding an inquiry, so it matters not how the Guardian presents matters.

  12. "Orange man bad." That's the fundamental legal argument, isn't it? Oh, and "Hillary should have won, life's not fair!" That's the other one.

  13. House intelligence committee Democrats release Trump impeachment report – live ► https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/dec/03/donald-trump-news-today-live-democrats-impeachment-report-nato-summit-latest-upda

  14. An intimidating text from your own boss is unnerving, let alone from President Trump ( tweets of evidence to Ukraine, NATO ally in a subvert border war with it's powerful neighbour, Russia.)

  15. Trump will not be impeached. This entire charade has been a complete waste of time and money. The dems dont have a single witness….just a bunch of haters who heard and saw nothing.

  16. Impeach President Trump for bringing unemployment among African Americans to it's lowest ever? Impeach President Trump for making the United States more secure? Impeach President Trump for massively reducing business regulations? Impeach President Trump for cutting taxes? . . . . . . . No, impeach Donald J. Trump for winning the 2016 election. That's precisely what the Dems want to do. An attempted coup. A disgrace.

  17. The Guardian's reporting on this has been shameful. Every word you've reported may as well have come straight from DNC headquarters.

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