Rep. McCaul: Sondland testimony confirms no quid pro quo

Rep. McCaul: Sondland testimony confirms no quid pro quo


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  1. Well…
    The White House chief of Staff … just proved you WRONG sir… but hey… we knew that before watching, right..?😝

  2. There is one clear fact most people are missing. You can argue the evidence all day who said what and when. The simple fact is this Trump does not have to be found guilty of the original charges to be impeached. If you impede an investigation, or tamper with witnesses that in of itself is a crime.

    If the cops come to your house with a warrant you could be totally innocent of the charges but if you refuse to comply or if you instruct your family to lie to law enforcement guess what? You're all going to jail. Some of you forget why Nixon was impeached. It wasn't for the original charges railed against him. It was for obstruction of justice, witness tampering, and contempt for Congress. On that ground Trump could have been impeached a year ago. No one is above the law including Mr. Trump.

  3. Please correct me if I am wrong. Congress approved funding for the purchase of Javelins missiles from the US and trump impounded (legal for up to 45 days without congressional approval) the funding until Ukraine would announce that they are investigating the Bidens. Just trying to figure out why he and his enablers even think the country that he labeled corrupt has the capability of conducting an investigation of anything much less his political opponent.

    One day we pull out and he threatens sanctions if Turkey invades Syria. Does he have the power to impose sanctions? Then Turkey invades and stops for 5 days. He said no need for sanctions. Then I hear the congressman say he is going to introduce a bill for sanctions. Who has the power to impose sanctions????????

  4. Mick mulvaney just confirmin Donald trump is using presidency to make money on his personal business. Open corruption ,don't even try to hide anymore.

  5. That's not what Mulvaney said!? Fire him! Oh, Trump can't fire a congressman. I guess your next Mulvaney. How many is tha going to be now?

  6. adam shifty is a treasonous lying bastard. PRESIDENT TRUMP just fixed the problem with a treaty and saved our troops unlike clinton with benghazi. democrats hate a good resolve for America's national security and proven capitalism global benefit.

  7. Earlier this week, pro Publica got their hands on some of Donald Trump's business, a tax documents from the state and city of New York. And what they found in this bombshell report that they have put out is that it really looks like the president committed both tax fraud and bank fraud. And here is what those documents from the Trump organization itself tell us. They tell us that on at least four different properties in New York city, the president under reported occupancy to the tax authorities buddy over reported occupancy of those buildings to the banks that he was trying to get money from. That ladies and gentlemen is fraud. That is tax fraud and that is bank fraud. That is what this organization led by Donald Trump was very obviously engaged in. Now, ProPublica did speak to some real estate lawyers who said, yes, there are plenty of circumstances where somebody would under-report occupancy to the IRS and over reported to banks, and that's not even necessarily illegal depending on the circumstances, but according to ProPublica, they couldn't find any of those specific legal circumstances in these numbers, and the numbers were so wildly different in what they reported to tax authorities versus what they reported to banks, that it's pretty obvious that this was intentional and not some kind of error. So here's what, what matters here. Here's what this is about. Donald Trump and these four buildings in New York, he would go to the banks and say, yes, I've got 90% occupancy in this building. Things are selling like hotcakes. People want them, just give me some money, loan me some money so I can do more great things. We'll sell the remaining 10% everybody wins. The bank says, wow, these numbers look great. Yeah, sure, absolutely you qualify for this loan. Then he goes and he tells the tax authorities in the state, the property tax authorities and he says, listen, I've only got 70% occupancy in this building. So 30% of it is not being used. That goes to waste. I get to write all that off. You know, my poor me, I can't, I can't sell anything in this building. Everything's awful there. And the tax authority say, Oh wow, this is poor you. Yes you can. You can write all these things often. Sorry, hope you start selling more bud. Best of luck to you. That's fraud. That is fraud and that is pretty much the hallmark of Donald Trump's entire career. But this is a big story and this is a big story that not enough people are paying attention to. You know, the entire time the president has been president and we've had all of these different investigations happening. The one thing we have always come back to here is saying, we've got to look at the financial records. We got to look at the tax returns, and we've got to pay a little bit more attention to what's happening in the state of New York, because if you want to pop Trump on a crime, that's pretty easy to prove. Go to the banks. That's where Trump seems to be committing most of his, at least according to his former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, who did testify before Congress, that Donald Trump was doing this exact thing. That's a big deal. That's bad news for the president of the United States. But luckily these prosecutors and investigators up there in the state of New York are not hindered by Congress and rules and procedures that they have to go through that make it a little cumbersome to conduct an investigation. In New York it's just straight through, and that is exactly what they're doing so that they can

  8. This impeachment is just a scam to take up time from the President when he could be doing good things for the Country. In addition to the Presidents valuable time her delays are costing millions in taxpayer money and she is doing nothing in congress or the swamp as it is related to now days!!! It is hate that has caused her to be mentally disturbed and all she can think about is destroying the President. If their was any justice in Washington she and her gang of liars would be removed from office!!! This President won the election in spite of their attempts at controlling the ballet boxes, live with it old woman your time has come!!!

  9. NO QIUD PRO QUO? Ask Malveney, and again that is not necessary. What will be the following line of defensive lies? Great day for civilisation? The day that Individual 1 will be in jail! Not very far away, thouhg!

  10. You should read his statement. Trump told him to say "no quid pro quo." He said he didn't know if there was one or not. This channel must be fake news!

  11. WooHoo, YeeHaw!! Go Trump! Am I right guys! …WOW He is the greatest…ufff! Gives me a chubby just thinking of his next Rally. WooHoo…Yeehaw!! Ir's a Great Day for Civilization…you betcha!!

  12. Perhaps he should consult with Mulvaney's quid pro quo confirmation and then get over it as Mulvaney suggested? It was a great day for Russia and Turkey, but for our Kurdish allies, not so much. I guess bombing our own military bases to keep them out of enemy hands is the new cutting edge foreign policy? So this is another "don't believe what you see and hear". Spin it, FOX news, spin it.

  13. Most trump supporters just happen to also be christians. And they are REALLY GOOD at telling people "you just took what he said out of context"
    Practicly the reigning champs.

  14. "ADAM SCHIFF PUT A GAG ORDER ON THIS" means they have to keep hiding ANY ACTUAL TRUTH, and the actual truth is there was NO QPQ. These years of DEMS' _DO-NOTHING prove one thing– THEY SMEAR WHOM THEY FEAR, and the PEOPLE HAVE A VOICE WITH DONALD TRUMP ! One thing more is needed, to restore the VOICE stolen by big moneyed interests—– by the "CITIZENS' EQUALITY ACT"

  15. Mulvaney never said, the Ukraine phone call had quid pro quo. Besides that, the transcript (not Schiff's fake, illegal transcript) proves that to be a fact.

  16. Dems struggle with listening skills which is why Republicans are necessary to help them understand politics.  Glad to help a liberal comprehend "quit pro quo."

  17. If Trump gets re-elected, and then forgets that Hillary, The Biden's, and the Treasonous Dems need to be Prosecuted. I'll start a recall petition for him myself.

  18. Democrats should take up the slogan MAGA in all Blue! We agree, 2020, send his azz to prison and get the Peach Stain out of the White House and dignity and truth BACK to the office of POTUS! That would definitely MAGA!

  19. Mulvaney admitted a Trump quid pro quo in his negotiations with Ukraine: “Did [Trump] also mention to me in the past the corruption related to the [Democratic National Committee] server?” he said, referring to a conspiracy theory that the actual intervention in the 2016 presidential election came from Ukraine on behalf of the Democrats. “Absolutely, no question about that. But that’s it, and that’s why we held up the money,” said Mulvaney, essentially confirming a quid pro quo, though not the Biden-oriented quid pro quo that has preoccupied news coverage in recent weeks. — Erik Wemple

  20. High Crimes and Misdemeanors need not be criminal offenses. Under the US Constitution, violation of the presidential oath of office or putting personal gain over America's best interest are clear impeachable offenses.

  21. Interesting, isn’t it? A gag order on attendees in a closed interrogation of witnesses that is held in total secret, even forbidden to members of the Senate and the House….a totally illegal behavior for a subject so important as overturning the will of the people in electing the President they want and still want. Nothing Adam Schiff will present at the end of this kangaroo court will be believable. They refuse to allow the truth to be public, and they will control what smidgen of information they give as they pronounce the duly elected President as “impeachable”. They are doing everything they can to clear the field to put Nancy Pelosi in the White House, to create whatever chaos and disaster she can, until the election comes up. What they don’t seem to realize is that, at this point, if they are successful in their illegal and unconstitutional efforts to remove OUR PRESIDENT, We the People would vote for ANYONE other than the Democratic Party candidates……we’ve spoken loud and clear before and we’ll do it again. There are always other choices than them – the majority of Americans absolutely DO NOT WANT more of their crap, and we certainly don’t want them running the country. They can tout all the polls they want, just because the numbers seem to come up in their favor, it’s simply because we conservatives aren’t answering the phone. We get hammered every day with unknown callers, and there’s no way we’re going to tell them a darned thing.

  22. No matter what the President does , it will be ripped apart ! It's up to the Kurds and the Turks to work this out?Everybody seems to be real happy when the blood of our military is soaking the sand over there? We the parents and families do not like it? Our President does not like it! The US military are not a police force to monitor ancient feuds in the Middle East. Sanctions are being put in place for protection of the Kurds. Give it a chance?

  23. Mulvaney admits quid pro quo pro quo, you call it "Fake news" … misconstrued… HILARIOUS. Your Evangelical Christian Republican has 5 kids with 3 women is our Moral leader ? Lead us oh Chosen one !

  24. A Quid Pro Quo is moot if it for a criminal Investigation for which Joe is being investigated for – The DON is Duty bound to Investigate all CRIMES ????

  25. Sondland confirmed something the transcript confirmed weeks ago. You really have to spell it out for these Godless liberals.

  26. Saul Alinsky advised his followers to be as ignorant of the facts as possible….
    so they can lie with a clear conscious… useful idiots
    Hillary is at the center of this crap pile…and soros is paying all the bills

  27. Martha what part of the fact that Turkey is part of NATO don’t you understand? The President has no control over that and he can’t go to war with a NATO ally just because the President of Turkey is not trusted. I don’t think President Trump trusts a lot of them bottom line but he knows what he is doing in negotiating with them. All you media types think you are experts simply because you have grown up in your careers under four globalist presidents but President Trump is not a globalists which is exactly why we elected him. You guys all need to go back to school and learn how a nationalist leader moves and deals with other countries instead of expecting this very qualified President to behave according to what you are used to.

  28. The issue is that Trump asked a foreign government to help him get elected. That's against everything democracy stands for. Quid pro quo has nothing to do with it. That is a reframing

  29. Nothing Mulvaney said was offensive or surprising or improper. This is the way diplomacy works. If you think we should give foreign aid with no strings attached you are idiotic. You are whining about Trump trying to root out corruption but you have no problem with the corruption itself. Geeze. Democrats have not one molecule of sense or decency.

  30. They bought Russian weapons because we backed out of a weapons deal with them ! Fox is not a right wing news source, fox news is fake news like the rest. Research all news regardless of where you get it.

  31. Ok I have to say I thought Mulvaney was either part of the deep state or just plain stupid. So I did something most people didn't do. I listened to the whole exchange and didn't cherry pick the parts that were taken out of context. The meltdown on the left occurs when he says get over it. But plainly if you listen closely he did not go down the path of quid pro quo. But like I said you have to be able to listen to the whole exchange. Still voting for Trump fake news media. Trump 2020

  32. VIVA Trump. The ceasefire took 02:52:32 you saved millions of lives!! Good job. We will deal with ISIS later over here, no worries. Our allies have our back. Kurds who? They wherein a "sh**hole" anyways.

  33. TRUMP IS GUILTY OF MAKING AMERICA UNSAFE. BREAKING THE LAW, THE CONSTITUTION AND LYING TO AMERICA. TRUMP GIVES SECURITY CLEARANCES AWAY TO ANYONE. TRUMP CONCEALS HIS ACTIONS NOT FOR AMERICA BUT AGAINST US. TRUMP HURTS AND KILLS PEOPLE.

  34. He’s lying through his teeth. Can you tell me this would be his position if Obama did this and don’t get me started about the pull out of Syria. Nobody should or will trust us in the future. This President is the worst thing our party has ever had to endure and the republicans aren’t standing on principle they’re hiding their heads in the sand. Do the job we elected you to do. Protect our democracy

  35. Not according to Mick. This what happens when you work for a conman in office: Loony Donny. Cant keep them lies in check.
    trump supporters are that dumb they cant see this conman for what he is!

  36. All the news site comments are filled with negative comments. U watch cnn it’s a bunch of negative comments u watch fox it’s a bunch of negative comments it’s like the opposites are watching each other’s news.

  37. Martha I'm so sick of your democrat bias I thought I was going to hear about the guys testimony and you switch the subject right over to slamming republicans and how we should be in these forever wars I feel like I'm watching CNN your no different every one of your shows your slamming republicans I'm done watching your garbage

  38. “ ' Once we have a date we will call for a press briefing,' a Zelensky aide texted the U.S. envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker. The briefing would announce 'among other things Burisma and election meddling in investigations ' ” — Sondland & Volker can scramble to hide their co-conspirator status, but the truth is all too obvious.
    Not that there needs to be a "Quid Pro Quo" anyway. Obstruction of justice is impeachable. Breaking federal law ("China should investigate the Bidens") is impeachable. What a load of shameful BS from Rep. McCaul.

  39. VP JOE BIDEN ADMITTED PRO QUID QUO, TOO BUT ONCE AGAIN MSM REFUSES TO COVER IT. VP BIDEN GETTING A PROSECUTOR FIRED FOR INVESTIGATING HIS SON'S ENERGY COMPANY DEALINGS IS A LOT MORE SERIOUS THAN ASKING FOR AN INVESTIGATION BY PRES. TRUMP. VP BIDEN HAD NO REAL POWER TO DO ANYTHING ON HIS OWN, SO HE HAD TO INVOLVE OBOZO IN GETTING IT DONE. THE FACT MSM KEEPS OVERLOOKING THE STEELE DOSSIER, WHEN IT PAID FOR BY HILLARY, AND USED AS A MEANS TO SPY ON AN AMERICAN CITIZEN IS ASTOUNDING AND TOTALLY PATHETIC.

    IF JOE BIDEN & OBOZO CAN DO IT, THEN IT SHOULD BE OKAY FOR TRUMP TO DO IT, TOO. BUT THAT ISN'T HOW THE MSM PLAYS IT. KING OBOZO, PRINCE BIDEN & QUEEN HILLARY DON'T GET A FREE PASS JUST BECAUSE SHE LOST. WE STILL PROSECUTE FAILED BANK ROBBERIES AND ATTEMPTED MURDERS. WHY ARE DEM'S AND MSM PROTECTING BIDEN & SON, HILLARY & OBOZO'S SHENANIGANS FROM PROSECUTION???

  40. How do these people sleep at night?
    How can they get on national TV and deliberately lie with every breath they can muster?
    How can they look their families in the face?

  41. UK determined long ago that Fox is the fakest of the fake news Trump propaganda sources & dropped them from being aired in their country and there Fox goes proving it all over again even with all the evidence in plain sight & being said by the people trying to cover for the Liar-in-Chief

  42. Corrupt Schiff puting a gagging order on something which protects a lying resentful so called whistleblower, cannot be legal in any land. Those Democrats are continually conniving and colluding to protect their own lies. No wonder Obama /Clinton got NOTHING done.

  43. If Donald Trump was holding a hot, smoking gun with powder residue on his sleeve and impact splatter on his suit while standing over a bloody, dead body in the middle of times square in broad daylight with a priest, a cop, a six year old and Jesus Christ, himself as a witness and said " I didn't do it! It wasn't me!" , Republicans would believe Trump!

  44. Mulvaney made a huge mistake. Who knew public speaking was so hard.

    Oh yeah, General Mattis joke that he earn his spurs on the battlefield, while Donald Trump earn his spurs from a doctor's note.

  45. I dedicate this song to you leftist disinformation agents:

    MINE EYES HAVE SEEN THE COMING OF THE GLORY OF THE LORD;
    HE IS TRAMPLING THE VINTAGE WHERE THE GRAPES OF WRATH ARE STORED;
    HE HAS LOOSED THE FEARFUL LIGHTNING OF HIS TERRIBLE, SWIFT SWORD;
    HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON!

  46. The Communist Democrats have put up a smokescreen to try to hide all their CORRUPT misdeeds! Americans deserve to know all of the corruption…we want the truth and justice!!

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