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Rep. Cohen: Americans Only Oppose Impeaching Trump Because He’s ‘Brainwashed the Public’ (clip)
Name: MTP Daily
, Steve Cohen
Name: Peter Alexander
Employment: NBC News
Position: National Correspondent
Name: Steve Cohen
07/22/2019 09:42 am
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ALEXANDER So sir you ░░░░░░░░ a good point here ░░░░░░░░ Trump Administration has made ░░░░░░░░ that they won t ░░░░░░░░ Donald Trump s defenders ░░░░░░░░ not adhering to congressional ░░░░░░░░ Do you think that ░░░░░░░░ Hope Hicks would just ░░░░░░░░ a subpoena COHEN I ░░░░░░░░ she would I think ░░░░░░░░ whole Trump team would ░░░░░░░░ it I think they ░░░░░░░░ following Trump s orders ░░░░░░░░ So where does it ░░░░░░░░ you I guess is ░░░░░░░░ question COHEN Where does ░░░░░░░░ get who Us the ░░░░░░░░ ALEXANDER Yeah Where does ░░░░░░░░ get you as members ░░░░░░░░ Congress trying to COHEN ░░░░░░░░ think the only thing ░░░░░░░░ can really do is ░░░░░░░░ I know that we ░░░░░░░░ to go forward We ░░░░░░░░ to listen to Mueller ░░░░░░░░ need to listen to ░░░░░░░░ We need to see ░░░░░░░░ evidence that s been ░░░░░░░░ from us in the ░░░░░░░░ jury We need to ░░░░░░░░ from Lewandowski and there ░░░░░░░░ be some other people ░░░░░░░░ need to hear from ░░░░░░░░ there s no question ░░░░░░░░ on the emoluments based ░░░░░░░░ the information of obstruction ░░░░░░░░ justice that Mueller has ░░░░░░░░ his report we ll ░░░░░░░░ more about on Wednesday ░░░░░░░░ on what he said ░░░░░░░░ the press and attacks ░░░░░░░░ the First Amendment and ░░░░░░░░ attacks on the judiciary ░░░░░░░░ judges Clinton appointed or ░░░░░░░░ appointed judges etc that ░░░░░░░░ s right for impeachment ░░░░░░░░ the Senate convict No ░░░░░░░░ House needs to take ░░░░░░░░ They need to impeach ░░░░░░░░ We need to bring ░░░░░░░░ impeachment forward And if ░░░░░░░░ Senate doesn t act ░░░░░░░░ tell you the voters ░░░░░░░░ respond at the polls ░░░░░░░░ will claim he is ░░░░░░░░ no matter if he ░░░░░░░░ impeached or not impeached ░░░░░░░░ will claim he s ░░░░░░░░ vindicated ALEXANDER Sir to ░░░░░░░░ clear though isn t ░░░░░░░░ a political risk here ░░░░░░░░ Democrats right now I ░░░░░░░░ the latest polling that ░░░░░░░░ did at NBC News ░░░░░░░░ The Wall Street Journal ░░░░░░░░ that 21 percent just ░░░░░░░░ percent of Americans believe ░░░░░░░░ impeachment hearings that this ░░░░░░░░ should begin compared to ░░░░░░░░ percent who say no ░░░░░░░░ 27 percent who basically ░░░░░░░░ keep doing what you ░░░░░░░░ doing So why would ░░░░░░░░ all be on board ░░░░░░░░ you suggest with impeachment ░░░░░░░░ Well I m not ░░░░░░░░ if those numbers are ░░░░░░░░ The numbers I ve ░░░░░░░░ say about 74 percent ░░░░░░░░ Democrats favor impeachment and ░░░░░░░░ 35 percent of independents ░░░░░░░░ I don t know ░░░░░░░░ 35 percent is still ░░░░░░░░ third of independents COHEN ░░░░░░░░ s right But that ░░░░░░░░ a pretty good amount ░░░░░░░░ I think if you ░░░░░░░░ forward with impeachment and ░░░░░░░░ bring out information from ░░░░░░░░ and others will be ░░░░░░░░ likely to get evidence ░░░░░░░░ our subpoenas enforced on ░░░░░░░░ on documents to be ░░░░░░░░ over If we get ░░░░░░░░ information and it comes ░░░░░░░░ that there will be ░░░░░░░░ and more people that ░░░░░░░░ ll see what happened ░░░░░░░░ our Constitution which was ░░░░░░░░ The government s former ░░░░░░░░ for the three branches ░░░░░░░░ government and the Constitution ░░░░░░░░ just totally been disrespected ░░░░░░░░ I think you will ░░░░░░░░ more people for impeachment ░░░░░░░░ the hearings go on ░░░░░░░░ 19 percent were for ░░░░░░░░ when the hearing started ░░░░░░░░ Watergate And when they ░░░░░░░░ the proof they changed ░░░░░░░░ mind There s a ░░░░░░░░ of proof to be ░░░░░░░░ We heard a month ░░░░░░░░ no collusion no obstruction ░░░░░░░░ by Barr lies by ░░░░░░░░ They brainwashed the public.”
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