FBI Director Christopher Wray Not Particularly Attentive To Mueller Findings | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

FBI Director Christopher Wray Not Particularly Attentive To Mueller Findings | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


>>>HOW WOULD YOU ELICIT FROM>>>HOW WOULD YOU ELICIT FROM ROBERT MUELLER THE STORY OF HIS ROBERT MUELLER THE STORY OF HIS INVESTIGATION? INVESTIGATION?>>I WOULD EITHER ASK HIM DIRECT>>I WOULD EITHER ASK HIM DIRECT LEADING QUESTIONS TO HAVE HIM LEADING QUESTIONS TO HAVE HIM AFFIRM KEY PARTS OF THE REPORT AFFIRM KEY PARTS OF THE REPORT OR I WOULD ASK HIM TO READ LINES OR I WOULD ASK HIM TO READ LINES FROM THE REPORT OR BOTH. FROM THE REPORT OR BOTH. THIS IS A CHANCE FOR THE THIS IS A CHANCE FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO LEARN WHAT HE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO LEARN WHAT HE FOUND. FOUND. IT’S TOO BAD THAT HAVING IT’S TOO BAD THAT HAVING PUBLISHED A 450-PAGE REPORT THAT PUBLISHED A 450-PAGE REPORT THAT DIDN’T GET THE JOB DONE, BUT IT DIDN’T GET THE JOB DONE, BUT IT DIDN’T. DIDN’T. FOLKS DON’T KNOW WHAT HE FOUND FOLKS DON’T KNOW WHAT HE FOUND AND YOU CAN ASK HIM IN A SIMPLE AND YOU CAN ASK HIM IN A SIMPLE STRAIGHTFORWARD WAY AND GET STRAIGHTFORWARD WAY AND GET THOSE DETAILS IN FRONT OF THE THOSE DETAILS IN FRONT OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. AMERICAN PEOPLE.>>FORMER FBI DIRECTOR JAMES>>FORMER FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY TODAY SPEAKING WITH THE COMEY TODAY SPEAKING WITH THE GREAT NICOLLE WALLACE HERE ON GREAT NICOLLE WALLACE HERE ON MSNBC. MSNBC. DIRECTOR COMEY IS ONE OF MANY DIRECTOR COMEY IS ONE OF MANY FIGURES EITHER NEAR TO THIS FIGURES EITHER NEAR TO THIS INVESTIGATION OR WHO ARE INVESTIGATION OR WHO ARE OTHERWISE IN A POSITION TO KNOW OTHERWISE IN A POSITION TO KNOW WHO HAVE SUGGESTED WHAT ROBERT WHO HAVE SUGGESTED WHAT ROBERT MUELLER SHOULD BE ASKED TOMORROW MUELLER SHOULD BE ASKED TOMORROW AND HOW. AND HOW. JOINING US NOW ARE TWO PEOPLE JOINING US NOW ARE TWO PEOPLE WHO HAVE THEIR OWN VERY WHO HAVE THEIR OWN VERY WELL-EARNED PERSPECTIVES ON THIS WELL-EARNED PERSPECTIVES ON THIS AHEAD OF TOMORROW’S QUESTIONING. AHEAD OF TOMORROW’S QUESTIONING. CHUCK ROSENBERG IS A FORMER CHUCK ROSENBERG IS A FORMER SENIOR JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SENIOR JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL AND FORMER FBI CHIEF OF OFFICIAL AND FORMER FBI CHIEF OF STAFF. STAFF. AND NEAL KATYAL, FORMER ACTING AND NEAL KATYAL, FORMER ACTING SOLICITOR GENERAL. SOLICITOR GENERAL. CHUCK AND NEAL, WE NEVER PUT TWO CHUCK AND NEAL, WE NEVER PUT TWO PEOPLE ON TOGETHER. PEOPLE ON TOGETHER. I PROMISE YOU’RE NOT HERE TO DO I PROMISE YOU’RE NOT HERE TO DO PUNCHING JUDY AND FIGHT EACH PUNCHING JUDY AND FIGHT EACH OTHER. OTHER.>>DEFINITELY NOT.>>DEFINITELY NOT.>>LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT THIS>>LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT THIS BREAKING NEWS WE GOT TONIGHT. BREAKING NEWS WE GOT TONIGHT. PREVIOUSLY DESCRIBED IN PREVIOUSLY DESCRIBED IN REPORTING ABOUT THE SPECIAL REPORTING ABOUT THE SPECIAL COUNSEL’S PROCESS ABOUT COUNSEL’S PROCESS ABOUT MUELLER’S CHIEF OF STAFF AND WE MUELLER’S CHIEF OF STAFF AND WE KNOW HE WAS MUELLER’S CHIEF OF KNOW HE WAS MUELLER’S CHIEF OF STAFF WHEN MUELLER WAS FBI STAFF WHEN MUELLER WAS FBI DIRECTOR. DIRECTOR. NOW IT SEEMS THAT THE NOW IT SEEMS THAT THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE HAS MADE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE HAS MADE THE DECISION THAT THEY’RE GOING THE DECISION THAT THEY’RE GOING TO SWEAR MR. ZEBLEY IN AS A TO SWEAR MR. ZEBLEY IN AS A WITNESS, TO SIT NEXT TO MUELLER WITNESS, TO SIT NEXT TO MUELLER AND ALSO ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM AND ALSO ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM AT LEAST THE INTELLIGENCE AT LEAST THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS, EVEN IF COMMITTEE MEMBERS, EVEN IF JUDICIARY COMMITTEE SEEMS LIKE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE SEEMS LIKE THEY MAY NOT BE FOLLOWING THAT THEY MAY NOT BE FOLLOWING THAT SAME PATH. SAME PATH. CHUCK, I KNOW YOU HAD THE SAME CHUCK, I KNOW YOU HAD THE SAME JOB THAT AARON ZEBLEY DID AS JOB THAT AARON ZEBLEY DID AS CHIEF OF STAFF. CHIEF OF STAFF. WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THIS? WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THIS?>>WELL, AARON IS AS SMART AND>>WELL, AARON IS AS SMART AND HUMBLE AND DILIGENT AS YOU COULD HUMBLE AND DILIGENT AS YOU COULD HOPE FOR. HOPE FOR. HE ALSO WILL KNOW THE CASE HE ALSO WILL KNOW THE CASE BACKWARD AND FORWARD. BACKWARD AND FORWARD. HE WORKED RIGHT NEXT TO BOB FOR HE WORKED RIGHT NEXT TO BOB FOR YEARS, INCLUDING ON THE ENTIRE YEARS, INCLUDING ON THE ENTIRE SPECIAL COUNSEL PROJECT. SPECIAL COUNSEL PROJECT. SO HERE’S WHAT I MAKE OF IT. SO HERE’S WHAT I MAKE OF IT. IF BOB DOESN’T KNOW AN ANSWER, IF BOB DOESN’T KNOW AN ANSWER, AARON WILL. AARON WILL. AND AARON’S TESTIFIED IN BIG AND AARON’S TESTIFIED IN BIG CASES BEFORE, INCLUDING IN THE CASES BEFORE, INCLUDING IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA WHEN I WAS U.S. ATTORNEY. WHEN I WAS U.S. ATTORNEY. AARON WENT FROM BEING AN FBI AARON WENT FROM BEING AN FBI SPECIAL AGENT TO BEING A FEDERAL SPECIAL AGENT TO BEING A FEDERAL PROSECUTOR AND WAS ONE OF THE PROSECUTOR AND WAS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT WITNESSES IN OUR MOST IMPORTANT WITNESSES IN OUR PRESENTATION OF THE 9/11 CASE. PRESENTATION OF THE 9/11 CASE. SO BIG CASE EXPERIENCE. SO BIG CASE EXPERIENCE. DILIGENT, HUMBLE, SMART AND DILIGENT, HUMBLE, SMART AND EARNEST. EARNEST. KNOWS THE CASE BACKWARDS AND KNOWS THE CASE BACKWARDS AND FORWARDS AND WILL HELP TELL THE FORWARDS AND WILL HELP TELL THE STORY. STORY.>>NEAL, WHAT DO YOU MAKE ABOUT>>NEAL, WHAT DO YOU MAKE ABOUT THE SORT OF CHURN AROUND THIS THE SORT OF CHURN AROUND THIS DECISION TODAY? DECISION TODAY? OBVIOUSLY THESE TWO COMMITTEES, OBVIOUSLY THESE TWO COMMITTEES, I’M NOT SURE ABOUT WHAT THE I’M NOT SURE ABOUT WHAT THE TIMING WAS IN TERMS OF WHEN THIS TIMING WAS IN TERMS OF WHEN THIS WAS FIRST BROACHED AND HOW WAS FIRST BROACHED AND HOW THEY’RE MAKING THESE DECISIONS. THEY’RE MAKING THESE DECISIONS. IT SEEMS LIKE THE JUDICIARY IT SEEMS LIKE THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WON’T SWEAR MR. ZEBLEY COMMITTEE WON’T SWEAR MR. ZEBLEY IN. IN. THEY’LL ALLOW HIM TO ADVISE MR. THEY’LL ALLOW HIM TO ADVISE MR. MUELLER BUT NOT ANSWER HIS OWN MUELLER BUT NOT ANSWER HIS OWN QUESTIONS. QUESTIONS. THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE WILL THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE WILL HANDLE IT A LITTLE BIT HANDLE IT A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT. DIFFERENT. OBVIOUSLY IT’S UNUSUAL TO HAVE A OBVIOUSLY IT’S UNUSUAL TO HAVE A SECOND WITNESS AT THE LAST SECOND WITNESS AT THE LAST MOMENT. MOMENT.>>YEAH, LOOK, IT’S UNUSUAL.>>YEAH, LOOK, IT’S UNUSUAL. WE’RE ALL GUESSING AS TO WHAT’S WE’RE ALL GUESSING AS TO WHAT’S GOING ON, BUT FUNDAMENTALLY I GOING ON, BUT FUNDAMENTALLY I DON’T THINK IT’S GOING TO CHANGE DON’T THINK IT’S GOING TO CHANGE VERY MUCH. VERY MUCH. WE EXPECT MUELLER TO GO IN WE EXPECT MUELLER TO GO IN TOMORROW AND DO WHAT HE SAID, TOMORROW AND DO WHAT HE SAID, WHICH HE SAID HE’S GOING TO WHICH HE SAID HE’S GOING TO STICK TO THE FOUR CORNERS OF HIS STICK TO THE FOUR CORNERS OF HIS REPORT. REPORT. THE QUESTION IS ARE THE THE QUESTION IS ARE THE DEMOCRATS GOING TO GRANDE STAND DEMOCRATS GOING TO GRANDE STAND IN THE HOUSE OR GET TO THE HEART IN THE HOUSE OR GET TO THE HEART OF THIS AND SAY TO MUELLER, TELL OF THIS AND SAY TO MUELLER, TELL US WHAT YOUR REPORT ACTUALLY US WHAT YOUR REPORT ACTUALLY SAYS BECAUSE I THINK IF THE SAYS BECAUSE I THINK IF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HEAR WHAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HEAR WHAT THE REPORT ACTUALLY SAYS AS OPPOSE REPORT ACTUALLY SAYS AS OPPOSE TO THE SPIN AROUND IT, IT’S TO THE SPIN AROUND IT, IT’S GOING TO BE A DEVASTATING DAY GOING TO BE A DEVASTATING DAY FOR THE PRESIDENT. FOR THE PRESIDENT.>>THIS IS A BIT OF A SENSITIVE>>THIS IS A BIT OF A SENSITIVE QUESTION. QUESTION. DO YOU THINK THERE MAY BE SOME DO YOU THINK THERE MAY BE SOME WORRY THAT DIRECTOR MUELLER MAY WORRY THAT DIRECTOR MUELLER MAY NOT BE FULLY — MAY NOT BE AT NOT BE FULLY — MAY NOT BE AT 100% CAPACITY OR SOME REASON WHY 100% CAPACITY OR SOME REASON WHY HE AND HIS OFFICE FEEL THAT THEY HE AND HIS OFFICE FEEL THAT THEY NEED TO HAVE SOMEBODY THERE NEED TO HAVE SOMEBODY THERE EITHER ADVISING HIM OR PICKING EITHER ADVISING HIM OR PICKING UP PART OF THE WITNESS UP PART OF THE WITNESS RESPONSIBILITIES TO ANSWER THESE RESPONSIBILITIES TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS? QUESTIONS? IS THAT POSSIBLY WHAT’S GOING ON IS THAT POSSIBLY WHAT’S GOING ON HERE. HERE.>>YEAH, I DON’T KNOW FOR SURE.>>YEAH, I DON’T KNOW FOR SURE. DO I KNOW THIS. DO I KNOW THIS. AT THE END OF A 22-MEANT AT THE END OF A 22-MEANT INVESTIGATION AND A 448-PAGE INVESTIGATION AND A 448-PAGE REPORT, IT’S NICE TO HAVE REPORT, IT’S NICE TO HAVE SOMEONE SITTING NEXT TO YOU TO SOMEONE SITTING NEXT TO YOU TO HELP YOU. HELP YOU.>>MMM-HMM.>>MMM-HMM.>>IF I STUMBLE HERE, NEAL WILL>>IF I STUMBLE HERE, NEAL WILL PICK IT UP AND, YOU KNOW, CARRY PICK IT UP AND, YOU KNOW, CARRY IT ACROSS THE FINISH LINE. IT ACROSS THE FINISH LINE. THAT’S COMFORTING. THAT’S COMFORTING. FIVE HOURS OF TESTIMONY BEFORE FIVE HOURS OF TESTIMONY BEFORE TWO COMMITTEES ABOUT AN TWO COMMITTEES ABOUT AN INVESTIGATION THAT LONG AND INVESTIGATION THAT LONG AND COMPLEX, PROBABLY CALLS FOR TWO COMPLEX, PROBABLY CALLS FOR TWO PEOPLE. PEOPLE. NOW, IT IS UNUSUAL. NOW, IT IS UNUSUAL. BUT I CAN TELL YOU AS A FEDERAL BUT I CAN TELL YOU AS A FEDERAL PROSECUTOR, WE ALMOST ALWAYS HAD PROSECUTOR, WE ALMOST ALWAYS HAD PEOPLE TRYING CASES TOGETHER PEOPLE TRYING CASES TOGETHER UNDER THE VERY SIMPLE PREMISE UNDER THE VERY SIMPLE PREMISE THAT TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN THAT TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE. ONE.>>NEAL, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT>>NEAL, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT YOU RAISED IN AN OP-ED TODAY IN YOU RAISED IN AN OP-ED TODAY IN “THE NEW YORK TIMES” WAS THAT “THE NEW YORK TIMES” WAS THAT THE QUESTIONING COULD ACTUALLY THE QUESTIONING COULD ACTUALLY BE VERY SIMPLE AND DIRECT. BE VERY SIMPLE AND DIRECT. THAT THE SPECIAL COUNSEL AND THAT THE SPECIAL COUNSEL AND INDEED MR. ZEBLEY ALONGSIDE HIM INDEED MR. ZEBLEY ALONGSIDE HIM SHOULD PERHAPS JUST BE ASKED SHOULD PERHAPS JUST BE ASKED ABOUT THE WAY THE PRESIDENT HAS ABOUT THE WAY THE PRESIDENT HAS CHARACTERIZED MUELLER’S CHARACTERIZED MUELLER’S FINDINGS. FINDINGS. ASK HIM IF IT’S TRUE THAT IT ASK HIM IF IT’S TRUE THAT IT PROVED NO COLLUSION, THAT IT PROVED NO COLLUSION, THAT IT PROVED NO OBSTRUCTION. PROVED NO OBSTRUCTION. WHY DO YOU THINK THAT’S AN WHY DO YOU THINK THAT’S AN EFFECTIVE APPROACH? EFFECTIVE APPROACH?>>WELL, BECAUSE I THINK>>WELL, BECAUSE I THINK ULTIMATELY THIS IS A REALLY ULTIMATELY THIS IS A REALLY SIMPLE SET OF QUESTIONS, WHICH SIMPLE SET OF QUESTIONS, WHICH IS DID THE PRESIDENT OBSTRUCT IS DID THE PRESIDENT OBSTRUCT JUSTICE? JUSTICE? AND AFTER MUELLER TURNED IN HIS AND AFTER MUELLER TURNED IN HIS REPORT, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL REPORT, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SPUN IT WITHOUT SHOWING US THE SPUN IT WITHOUT SHOWING US THE REPORT FOR MANY WEEKS AND SAID, REPORT FOR MANY WEEKS AND SAID, OH, IT SHOWS NO OBSTRUCTION. OH, IT SHOWS NO OBSTRUCTION. THE REPORT ACTUALLY SAYS THE THE REPORT ACTUALLY SAYS THE REVERSE, WHICH IS WHY OVER 1,000 REVERSE, WHICH IS WHY OVER 1,000 FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTORS, FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTORS, INCLUDING TODAY JIM COMEY IN INCLUDING TODAY JIM COMEY IN ANOTHER PART OF THE CLIP BEFORE ANOTHER PART OF THE CLIP BEFORE NICOLLE WALLACE SAYING, LOOK, IF NICOLLE WALLACE SAYING, LOOK, IF I READ THAT REPORT IT WOULD SHOW I READ THAT REPORT IT WOULD SHOW THAT IF THIS WERE ANY OTHER THAT IF THIS WERE ANY OTHER AMERICAN, THAT PERSON WOULD BE AMERICAN, THAT PERSON WOULD BE LOOKING AT A FEDERAL INDICTMENT. LOOKING AT A FEDERAL INDICTMENT. SO I THINK SIMPLE QUESTIONS ARE SO I THINK SIMPLE QUESTIONS ARE IMPORTANT. IMPORTANT. THEN I THINK TWO QUESTIONS THAT THEN I THINK TWO QUESTIONS THAT GO BEYOND SIMPLE ARE IMPORTANT GO BEYOND SIMPLE ARE IMPORTANT AS WELL, WHICH IS THE — WE KNOW AS WELL, WHICH IS THE — WE KNOW THAT MUELLER’S BY THE BOOK. THAT MUELLER’S BY THE BOOK. SO HE WANTS TO STICK TO THE FOUR SO HE WANTS TO STICK TO THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE REPORT. CORNERS OF THE REPORT. BUT THE BOOK HAS CHANGED BECAUSE BUT THE BOOK HAS CHANGED BECAUSE AFTER HE TURNED HIS REPORT IN, AFTER HE TURNED HIS REPORT IN, BARR SAID, OH, YOU COULD HAVE BARR SAID, OH, YOU COULD HAVE ACTUALLY TOLD THE AMERICAN ACTUALLY TOLD THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DID MR. TRUMP COMMIT A PEOPLE DID MR. TRUMP COMMIT A CRIME. CRIME. AND IF, YOU KNOW, NOW THAT BARR AND IF, YOU KNOW, NOW THAT BARR IS SAYING THAT’S PERMISSIBLE FOR IS SAYING THAT’S PERMISSIBLE FOR MUELLER TO HAVE DONE, I THINK MUELLER TO HAVE DONE, I THINK BARR — I THINK MUELLER SHOULD BARR — I THINK MUELLER SHOULD BE ASKED THAT QUESTION BY BE ASKED THAT QUESTION BY CONGRESS AND SHOULD ANSWER THAT CONGRESS AND SHOULD ANSWER THAT QUESTION BECAUSE BARR IS SAYING QUESTION BECAUSE BARR IS SAYING THAT’S FAIR GAME TO ANSWER, THAT’S FAIR GAME TO ANSWER, MUELLER. MUELLER.>>I THINK THAT’S A REALLY,>>I THINK THAT’S A REALLY, REALLY INTERESTING QUESTION. REALLY INTERESTING QUESTION. I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN YOUR I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN YOUR TAKE ON THIS, CHUCK, BECAUSE TAKE ON THIS, CHUCK, BECAUSE BARR HAS DISCUSSED A NUMBER OF BARR HAS DISCUSSED A NUMBER OF THINGS, INCLUDING DECISIONS THINGS, INCLUDING DECISIONS WITHIN THE SPECIAL COUNSEL’S WITHIN THE SPECIAL COUNSEL’S OFFICE AND IN THE JUSTICE OFFICE AND IN THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ABOUT THE SPECIAL DEPARTMENT ABOUT THE SPECIAL COUNSEL’S FINDINGS. COUNSEL’S FINDINGS. THINGS THAT THE JUSTICE THINGS THAT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT JUST TOLD MUELLER HE DEPARTMENT JUST TOLD MUELLER HE CAN’T TALK ABOUT. CAN’T TALK ABOUT.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>SO THERE IS THIS SORT OF>>SO THERE IS THIS SORT OF STRANGE SITUATION WHERE THE STRANGE SITUATION WHERE THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS WILLING TO JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS WILLING TO CHARACTERIZE WHAT HAPPENED IN CHARACTERIZE WHAT HAPPENED IN MUELLER’S OFFICE, BUT MUELLER’S MUELLER’S OFFICE, BUT MUELLER’S BEING TOLD THAT HE, HIMSELF, IS BEING TOLD THAT HE, HIMSELF, IS NOT ALLOWED TO. NOT ALLOWED TO. THERE IS ALSO THE CIRCUMSTANCE THERE IS ALSO THE CIRCUMSTANCE IN WHICH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, IN WHICH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, AS NEAL SAYS, HAS SORT OF AS NEAL SAYS, HAS SORT OF REDEFINED WHAT THE RULES ARE AND REDEFINED WHAT THE RULES ARE AND WHETHER OR NOT MUELLER SHOULD WHETHER OR NOT MUELLER SHOULD HAVE SAID WHETHER OR NOT THE HAVE SAID WHETHER OR NOT THE PRESIDENT COMMITTED CRIMES. PRESIDENT COMMITTED CRIMES. WILL ROBERT MUELLER SEE THOSE WILL ROBERT MUELLER SEE THOSE THINGS THAT ATTORNEY GENERAL THINGS THAT ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR HAS SAID AS THE POLICY OF BARR HAS SAID AS THE POLICY OF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT THAT HE THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT THAT HE SHOULD FOLLOW BECAUSE THEY’RE SHOULD FOLLOW BECAUSE THEY’RE PROCLAMATIONS BY THE A.G.? PROCLAMATIONS BY THE A.G.?>>YEAH, I THINK IT PUTS BOB IN>>YEAH, I THINK IT PUTS BOB IN A VERY DIFFICULT SPOT. A VERY DIFFICULT SPOT. I MEAN, I’VE LEARNED TO TAKE I MEAN, I’VE LEARNED TO TAKE THAT MAN AT HIS WORD, HAVING THAT MAN AT HIS WORD, HAVING WORKED FOR HIM. WORKED FOR HIM. BY THE WAY, HIS DEFAULT IS BY THE WAY, HIS DEFAULT IS TACITURN. TACITURN. SO THE NOTION THAT HE WOULD DO SO THE NOTION THAT HE WOULD DO SOMETHING OTHER THAN WHAT HE SOMETHING OTHER THAN WHAT HE ALREADY SAID HE WOULD DO — WHEN ALREADY SAID HE WOULD DO — WHEN HE GAVE HIS PRESS CONFERENCE, HE HE GAVE HIS PRESS CONFERENCE, HE SAID I’M NOT GOING BEYOND MY SAID I’M NOT GOING BEYOND MY REPORT. REPORT. MY REPORT IS MY TESTIMONY. MY REPORT IS MY TESTIMONY. I HAVE NOTHING TO ADD. I HAVE NOTHING TO ADD. I UNDERSTAND THAT MR. BARR I UNDERSTAND THAT MR. BARR OPENED THE DOOR. OPENED THE DOOR. I GET THAT. I GET THAT. BUT I DON’T THINK IT’S IN BOB BUT I DON’T THINK IT’S IN BOB MUELLER’S DNA TO DO IT. MUELLER’S DNA TO DO IT.>>MMM-HMM.>>MMM-HMM.>>IT MAY NOT BE IN HIS DNA, BUT>>IT MAY NOT BE IN HIS DNA, BUT DOESN’T HE HAVE TO? DOESN’T HE HAVE TO? I MEAN, THIS IS A GUY WHO I MEAN, THIS IS A GUY WHO OVERSAW THIS 22-MONTH OVERSAW THIS 22-MONTH INVESTIGATION, DIDN’T REACH A INVESTIGATION, DIDN’T REACH A CONCLUSION BECAUSE OF THIS LEGAL CONCLUSION BECAUSE OF THIS LEGAL BARRIER THAT HE THOUGHT EXISTED BARRIER THAT HE THOUGHT EXISTED AND THEN YOU HAVE THE ATTORNEY AND THEN YOU HAVE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYING I’M YOUR BOSS, GENERAL SAYING I’M YOUR BOSS, THAT LEGAL BARRIER DOESN’T THAT LEGAL BARRIER DOESN’T EXIST. EXIST.>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>I THINK HE’S GOT TO ANSWER>>I THINK HE’S GOT TO ANSWER THE QUESTION TOMORROW. THE QUESTION TOMORROW.>>I WOULD LOVE TO BE WRONG.>>I WOULD LOVE TO BE WRONG.>>NEAL KATYAL, CHUCK ROSENBERG,>>NEAL KATYAL, CHUCK ROSENBERG, I KNOW YOU TWO ARE GOING TO BE A I KNOW YOU TWO ARE GOING TO BE A KEY PART OF OUR FOOTAGE — OUR KEY PART OF OUR FOOTAGE — OUR COVERAGE OF THIS AS IT UNFOLDS COVERAGE OF THIS AS IT UNFOLDS OVER THE COURSE OF TOMORROW. OVER THE COURSE OF TOMORROW. WHICH I KNOW MEANS YOU HAVE TO WHICH I KNOW MEANS YOU HAVE TO GO HOME AND GO TO SLEEP RIGHT GO HOME AND GO TO SLEEP RIGHT THIS SECOND. THIS SECOND. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE TONIGHT. TONIGHT. I REALLY APPRECIATE IT. I REALLY APPRECIATE IT. I’LL SEE YOU TOMORROW. I’LL SEE YOU TOMORROW.>>>ALL RIGHT.>>>ALL RIGHT. WE’VE GOT MUCH MORE TO GET TO WE’VE GOT MUCH MORE TO GET TO THIS MUELLER TESTIMONY EVE. THIS MUELLER TESTIMONY EVE. WE’VE ACTUALLY GOT THE VICE WE’VE ACTUALLY GOT THE VICE CHAIR OF THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE CHAIR OF THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WHO CAN HOPEFULLY HELP US WITH

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  1. Not worried about Mueller too much. Barr can't have it both ways; either he released Mueller to testify freely, or he is seeking to limit his testimony to only that contained in his Report. This presents the Trump administration with a paradox of its own making. If Mueller testifies freely, he exposes Barr and potentially much, much more. If Mueller restricted to his Report, that plays into Mueller's hands, as there are enough felonies to sink a battle ship contained therein…and Republicans can't waste time misleading the public and gaslighting by questioning him regarding particulars about the "oranges" of the investigation which are outside the scope of his Report. They will be forced into asking relevant questions about the damning revelations the Report contains, or exposing their own treason for all to see on prime time national TV!

    If it helps also ease your mind, Mueller is a decorated vet who had a long career in the FBI, which runs counter-intelligence for the U.S. Thus, Mueller views Trump as a grave security risk, is well aware from the evidence obtained that America has a compromised Russian asset in the Oval Office. Additionally, the Mueller investigation discovers multiple felony counts of obstruction were committed by the President. Mueller realizes Trump needs to be impeached to uphold rule of law, preserve security, and for the good of nation. Mueller sees how Barr mishandled Report, how Congressional Republicans likewise sought to cover-up serious crimes.

    All of that appears evident. However, no one, not even those who worked closely with Mueller, know exactly why he has been a reluctant witness, or precisely what his thinking currently is on matters pertaining. We can only speculate. I suspect that Mueller is disgusted with Barr and Republicans. But I also suspect that Mueller is trying to create a situation which allows (or forces) Republicans to do the right thing. Not so much out of any concern for Republican face-saving, rather motivated by the need to impeach.

    While disappointed that Mueller wasn't more aggressive in his investigation, and chagrined and frustrated by his reluctance to testify freely and support his work more fully, it is premature to judge him until we have more facts. For now, his Report–reinforced by his DOJ farewell address–stands as a reliable testament to his character and integrity. Initially expected to get many of these answers at the upcoming hearing. Now, we can only hope to get some. However, very confident we will have the truth about related details about what transpired with Mueller and Barr soon enough.

  2. DNA… DNA… Trump and Mueller are German DNA… Is this Germany vs Russia about to lay waste offshore? Or still Germany vs Jews? Or Russia trying to disrupt Germany’s ruling class by conflicting two or more silent houses…. oh my… Hey #kittygirl WTF is going on up in here?

  3. I bothered to read the report and trump and his minions are GUILTY of CRIMES they should be all in JAIL tRump especially as he is the RING LEADER Over ten Crimes, Where if you or i had done them we would be in prison NOW plus all the collusion with the russians is amazing basicly russia is in charge of america and trump is definitely under putin he has trump by the short and curlys the pee tape plus all the money he lent trump.

  4. Muller owes his conclusion on obstruction of justice to the American public that have paid for the investigation. Whichever side you're on, you should want to know whether or not your president would be indicted if they weren't the president.

  5. Comey should not be trusted he intentionally threw the election in numb nuts favor and I say Trump gave him a Hefty envelope to do so and I don’t by his reasoning as to why , he should of kept his mouth shut both we’re under investigation and released that only one, Bogus.

  6. Bob Mueller needs to sack up and do the right thing. If he wasn’t going to go all the way for the American people he should have never taken the job.

  7. I think Neal has it correct: ask simple questions, do not grandstand/use question time to score political points, question Mueller about things Barr has said the special counsel should have reported on. Beyond that there isn't much Congress can do to get the truth on record if Mueller isn't willing, but that should be enough.

    And after this is done begin your formal impeachment hearings. Of course the Senate will exonerate Donnie, even if credible evidence is found showing swearing allegiance to Putin while watching prostitutes pee on a bed a better man than him slept in. But if the legal experts are right, then during discovery you have the opportunity to break through Donnie's obstruction and get answers to your questions.

  8. "Explain this to me like I'm a two year-old, okay? Because there's an element to this thing that I just cannot get through my thick head." Denzel Washington, Philadelphia

  9. Ragardlee of what he has done in the past is of no consequence what is iimportant is this paryticular reporrt

  10. Who knows. maybe Mueller is going to use his deputy, to get around the "guidance" from Barr. The letter may state that Robert Mueller cannot discuss things outside the report, and doesn't mention anyone from his staff, which would leave a legal loophole that would allow his deputy to answer those questions. We can hope at least.

  11. I would be surprised if Muller will be as forthcoming as the Dems would hope. I am very cautiously hopeful.

  12. The DOJ letter only directed Mueller not to go outside the 4 corners of his report, not Zebley. Crooks like Trumpo love to exploit legal loopholes, why not Mueller?

  13. The one thing we have learned from all of this is that Republicans are NOT the party of law and order, they are the party of lies and obstruction. Barr needs to be held responsible for lying to the American people, obstructing congressional inquiries and being a party to witness tampering by telling them to ignore subpoenas. Mueller needs to grow a pair and do what is right, not what some ancient MEMO – not the Constitution, a freaking 40 year old MEMO – tells him to do. Unfortunately he won't. He's going to cave to Barr and the rest of the DOJ obstructionists.

  14. Doesn't matter, Trump could shoot someone on Pennselvania ave. and nothing would happen, he said it himself.

  15. Hi Rachel Anne.👋🍺.
    Exceptional reporting, Rachel.👍☺🍺👏👏👏👏👏👏👏.
    Keep on digging, Rachel.👍.
    👉👉Patience democrats, patience.👍.

  16. WE NEED TO REGONIZE THAT THE FISSA COURT STARTED WITH MANAFORT AND COHEN THAT HILLARY PAYED FOR THE DOSSIER AND MUELLER USED THAT FISSA WARRANT TO GO AFTER THEM IN MR. TRUMP IVESTIGATION AND THAT SHOW MUELLER CONSPIRED WITH HILLARY PAYED DOSSIER INORDER TO GET THE FISSA WARRANT AGAINST MR. TRUMP AND COHEN AND MAMAFORT. THIS IS HOW THE FAKE INVESTIGATION GOT STARTED. PAY THE REAL CRIME SOME ATTENTION. HILLARY USED THE FBI, DOJ, TO ENFORCE THIS FAKE FISSA WARRANT. MUELLER HAS NO LEGAL CASE OR INVESTIGATION. THEY ALL PLOTTED TO FRAME MR. TRUMP AND MANAFORT, COHEN IN ORDER TO GO AFETR THE PRESIDENT. MUELLER SHOULD BE ARRESTED AND ALL THE REST OF THEM TO ABUSE THEIR POWER AND AUTHORITY TO AFTER MR. TRUMP ILLEGALLY. THE FISSA COURT AND WARRANT PROVES IT ALL.

  17. Sorry. I like Chuck Rosenberg, but he lionizes Mueller way beyond anyone's due. Katyal is right: Barr gave Muller an open door, Mueller should step through it.

  18. You know you've been watching entirely too much news when your celebrity crushes are former CIA/FBI commentators on MSNBC. And these two guys are my favorites, so much so that I'm not sure who I'd rather win a date with first, Chuck Rosenberg and Neil Katyal!!! I never had crushes as a teen (or since for that matter) for actors or rock stars so it's pretty funny to be an old lady fan girl now!

  19. America……. Does it not stand out in your mind…….IF the Democratic Party had ANYTHING on TRUMP. Then they would have already brought it to light a LONG TIME AGO !!!! They wouldn't continue to say they have SPECIAL circumstances that TRUMP did this and TRUMP did that….. YOU WOULD HAVE PUT THE EVIDENCE ON THE TABLE and gloated and gloated, AND GLOATED !!!!! You have NOTHING !!! …….. EXCEPT…

    TRUMP IN 2020 !!! MAGA. !!! KAGAlways !!!!

  20. Trump OBSTRUCTED the investigation. The Mueller Report proved that. Trump was NOT totally exonerated. Trump is a LIER! If Trump was not a sitting president, he would have been charged with serious federal charges. Trump can/will be charged in 2020 when he loses the election. Don't be a 🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑to a party.

  21. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Trump is innocent, as Muller stated: not enough evidence to bring a charge. The presumption of innocence is self evident. There is no need for gov to determine if someone is innocent as everyone is innocent until proven guilty.

  22. The dems pinned their hopes on Muller's testimony and he's looking like he's on drugs. Can't even understand the majority of questions asked and acts like he's first hearing words he supposedly wrote. Sorry but Dems will certainly loose in 2020. Should have worked hard to close the border instead as most American's including dems and reps want secure borders.

  23. Mueller is a Republican, what he did in the report was his Job, he found what the evidence said, he couldn't find anything else, if he came to any different conclusion the rest of his team would have known he was not being honest(like Barr)…..I am certainly not disparaging Mueller, I just think some are expecting a lot if they think he is going to open up and expand on the report now that he is a citizen, it is a expecting a Republican to have honor, I hope he does but I don't expect it……….I think when he said he couldn't indict a sitting President that was a loophole he found in order NOT to do his job…..there is NO law that says a sitting President can't be indicted….shouldn't he know that?? His former Boss (Barr)has said he could have indicted Trump if he thought he had broken the Law…………why wouldn't Mueller know that already??….simple answer is he did…….but he didn't want to

  24. We will soon see, how Mr Mueller will handle the Questions. How can barr the Liar tell Mr Mueller to say or not to say to Congress.

  25. The only reason I can think of why Republican Party leaders are not all over supporting impeachment. To my way of thinking; why is it they do not want to protect their party from scandal, or for that matter our nation? Is it they are hiding something? No one in the US is elected to a leadership position in the US who allow Trump to be so destructive. I am going to stretch my mind; maybe someone or something is extorting them as in blackmail. Maybe someone has tapes of McConnell, or other leaders including Democrats doing or saying something so very very bad for national security? I cannot believe our nations ethical bar has been lowered this much to allow this sort of behavior from both parties.

  26. When you ask a man a question and he has sworn to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth… he should be allowed to answer.

  27. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA THE FAKE NEWS MSNBC LOST AGAIN LOOK ON THERE FACE LOOKS LIKE THERE HOUSE IS ON FIRE AND HOPE THERE IN TROUBLE AND PAY. POISONING PEOPLES MIND IS BAD LIKE WHAT THERE DOING MSNBC PEOPLE HIT A BAD KARMA

  28. REPUGS NEED TO HAVE THEIR WATERGATE MOMENT AGAIN….. "Mr.President, due to all the curroption and lies from your office of late, I want to inform you that all but 4 members of your party will be voting in support of any IMPEACHMENT proceeding that may be forthcoming from the House." GOD BLESS AMERICA VOTE ALL DEM 2020!

  29. "…we did not want to exercise the subpoena power because of the necessity of expediting the end of the investigation…”  – Robert Mueller
    which begs the question: "necessity of expediting"??? (so far, I ain't heared no fat lady singin')

  30. When asked, point blank, if Trump can be prosecuted for obstruction of justice when he ceases to be President Mr Mueller said YES. If that isn't an accusation then I don't know what is.

  31. The person in charge of the FBI has NOT read the Russian investigation. Chris Wrey needs to put our nation security ahead of his political party.

  32. So fine and clearly. What a difference to the wording of those responsible for this presidency. Thank you and keep going this wonderful decent way, please!

  33. Remember in October 2016 Comey informed everyone about the investigation into the Democrats, but completely forgot to tell us about the Trump/Russia investigation.

    In 2012, Mr. Comey and his wife gave the Republikkkans $20,000 in campaign contributions.
    https://classic.fec.gov/finance/disclosure/advindsea.shtml

  34. I’m asking one of the most liberal channels what evidence there is that there is collusion. Please, anybody. I have replied to many comments and no one has come up with anything. I plead for anyone to give me facts…

  35. Democrats went down in flames maybe Madcow can get Toyota Prius and live in a homeless shelter in Portland.

  36. the reason he cannot talk about it because an investigation was ongoing on Russia's attempt to interfere in American election?

  37. BORN A MAD COW ALWAYS A MAD COW !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    WE NOW HEARD THAT THE COLLUSION IS BETWEEN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND RUSSIA – WOW AND WOW AGAIN !!!!
    HA-HA-HA-HA AND HA – THIS HEARING BLOWN UP INTO THE FACES OF THE DEMON RATS PARTY – NOOOOOO RUSSIAN COLLUSION – WAS A HUGE WITCH HUNT BY THE LEFT —- WE TOLD YOU SO – HA-HA-HA-HA AND HA !!!!!!!!
    COMEY HAS TO GET JAIL TIME – WHAT A CREEP AND LIAR AND CHEATER !!!!!!!!
    MUELLER IS AN OLD MAN-FINISHED!!!!!!
    THE LEFT AND DEMON RATS AND FAKE NEWS MEDIA ARE IN COLLUSION WITH THE CLINTON CAMP AND FOSTERED AND PROMOTED ALL THE FAKE CLINTON DOCUMENTS AND DEMON RATS STORIES TO BRING OUR PRESIDENT DOWN JUST BECAUSE THEY HATED HIM FOR WINNING IN 2016 – IT IS A DISGRACE WHAT THE DEMON RATS AND THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA EMBARKED ON – A WITCH HUNT OF THE HIGHEST ORDER – WE HOPE JAIL TIME FOR A LOT OF THEM !!!! MEGA IN 2020 AND WE WILL FLUSH ALL DEMON RATS DOWN THE TOILET WERE THEY REALLY BELONG !!!!!!!!

  38. The Republican senators shut him down and didn't allow him to answer any of the questions in the first half of the testimony!!!!

  39. Today was the DEMS BIGGEST DISASTER for 2019.
    MUTE-ler got busted several times today.
    He was a total FLOP.

  40. I believe Neal Katyal is a black Asian. Indian. I believe he is bleaching his skin. If you don't believe me, watch pictures and videos from earlier years. Why do Indians do this? Why do Indians bleach their skin? Why

  41. I think if this was about Obama who was investigated in this way and they had all of these instances of obstruction and ties with Russias and so on that they would already be trying to impeach him.  I am not sure why the Democrats aren't beginning investigations into impeachment? And already began the processes as Republicans would have already by now.. Come On Democrats get on with Impeaching Trump and his cabinet and children and their spouses.

  42. Do the people who watch this crazy man/lady know she is delusional and on purpose creating false narratives with half true statements! My god this fruity lefty is hated by 75% of USA

  43. So grateful that Mueller took his opportunity to alert the nation to the very real danger of foreign interference in our Presidential election. He has also made a point of the compromised status of our current potus as well as his top assistants. Now, we just need some assertive action by Congress to reassure us that they will move to protect the country.

  44. lol hehehe….. just spent the day watching the Mueller dementia episode… it looked like Schiff's main man was looking for his pudding and waiting for his CNA to change his depends…. omg, you guys gotta stop this it's getting to the point that people in white suits are going to come get you all and put you into an asylum lmao

  45. WOW – – everything MSNBC has stated has come true, Trump did conspire with a hostile government, Trump did collude with a hostile government, Trump did obstruct the investigation, Trump did commit Treason, that Trump is going to prison and they are going to throw away the keys. This is a beautiful day for liberal/socialist/communist America, a day that will live infamy. Good for you MSNBC you delivered exactly what you have been promising for THREE YEARS, you guys are GREAT.

  46. "the great Nicole wallace". are you kidding? is pandering to other news commentators a last resort to get ratings up now? silly. Why did you say that?

    it is obvious Mueller had nothing to do with the report. Poor guy. Dems should have screened him and seen he will present himself as a pawn. Not the lead. The testimony backfired. Puppet's dont make good witnesses. We can see the strings were pulled by the people around him which will strengthen Trumps point that his investigating team was 90% or more Dems. Report is now worse than suspect. It has been exposed as bias and tainted by partisanship (as mueller was one of the only Republicans on the team)

  47. MUELLER'S TESTIMONY WAS A JOKE…..HE WAS EXPOSED FOR THE CLINTON CLOWN THAT HE IS. HE DID NO INVESTIGATING…..NO INTERVIEWS….HE WAS JUST THE FIIGURE HEAD TO TRY TO GIVE THIS HOAX SOME CREDIBILITY. WELL, IT DIDN'T WORK….THE WHOLE CABAL WAS  EXPOSED FOR WHAT IT WAS YESTERDAY. THIS WAS THE ANDREW WEISSMANN JEANNIE RHEA TRUMP HATING DOSSIER……HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH   WILLIAM BARR AND JOHN DURHAM ARE FIXING TO JAIL EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THIS COUP….HAHAHAHAHA

  48. Mueller's testimony was an unmitigated DISASTER !!!!!! Dems panicked. Their vile dream of impeachment is SHATTERED !!!!! Trump virtually guaranteed FOUR MORE YEARS !!!!!!!

  49. Rachel FFS Put it to bed. You`re flogging a dead hairdo. Go back to QVC and if you weren`t there then go there. Woks and watches.

  50. So on the eve of Mueller's testimony, Warmonger Rache implies that Mueller might be a bit senile. The next day, she was proved to be right. But how did she know there was a "problem with his mental faculties" in advance of Mueller's testimony.

  51. When are we going to get a full review of Clinton's participation in Russian collusion? And why didn't the clueless Maddow make that point during her recent interview with the witch?

  52. Ramsey county Minnesota Referee Elizabeth Clysdale is corrupt and biased. She needs to be removed and charged with obstruction.

  53. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/26/opinion/mueller-testimony.html#commentsContainer&permid=101670825:101674092

  54. It's a Republican coverup of an illegitimate presidency and possibly the entire 2016 election; that's why they're fighting logic so profoundly.

  55. YouTube is blocking me receiving content from your channel EVEN THOUGH I am subscribed to your channel. I need help!

  56. 3 yrs of Russia Russia Russia collusion collusion collusion impeach impeach impeach a total disaster for the Demodards head witch hunting cheerleader Rachel madcow

  57. Maddow sheds more than 800,000 viewers in 6 months – July 30, 2019
    MSNBC prime-time host Rachel Maddow has seen her monthly ratings drop more than 800,000 viewers since the beginning of 2019.
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/maddow-monthly-ratings-continue-6-month-plummet

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