People In Trump’s Cabinet Willing To Speak Truth To Power Is Rapidly Shrinking | Deadline | MSNBC

People In Trump’s Cabinet Willing To Speak Truth To Power Is Rapidly Shrinking | Deadline | MSNBC


>>>A NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN DONALD>>>A NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN DONALD TRUMP’S CABINET WILLING TO SPEAK TRUMP’S CABINET WILLING TO SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER IS RAPIDLY TRUTH TO POWER IS RAPIDLY APPROACHING ZERO. APPROACHING ZERO. ONE OF THE LAST, NATIONAL ONE OF THE LAST, NATIONAL DIRECTOR DAN COATS, WHO WILL BE DIRECTOR DAN COATS, WHO WILL BE REPLACED BY RATCLIFFE, WHO REPLACED BY RATCLIFFE, WHO ESSENTIALLY AUDITIONED FOR TRUMP ESSENTIALLY AUDITIONED FOR TRUMP DURING THE MUELLER HEARINGS LAST DURING THE MUELLER HEARINGS LAST WEEK. WEEK.>>RESPECTFULLY, DIRECTOR, YOU>>RESPECTFULLY, DIRECTOR, YOU DID NOT FOLLOW THE REGULATIONS, DID NOT FOLLOW THE REGULATIONS, REFLECT BY DO THAT YOU MANAGED REFLECT BY DO THAT YOU MANAGED TO VIOLATE THE MOST SACRED TO VIOLATE THE MOST SACRED TRADITIONS ABOUT PROSECUTOR NOT TRADITIONS ABOUT PROSECUTOR NOT OFFERING EX-PATORIAL ANALYSIS. OFFERING EX-PATORIAL ANALYSIS. I AGREE WITH THE CHAIRMAN THIS I AGREE WITH THE CHAIRMAN THIS MORNING WHEN HE SAID DONALD MORNING WHEN HE SAID DONALD TRUMP IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW, HE’S TRUMP IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW, HE’S NOT. NOT. BUT HE DAMN SURE SHOULDN’T BE BUT HE DAMN SURE SHOULDN’T BE BELOW THE LAW, WHERE VOLUME TWO BELOW THE LAW, WHERE VOLUME TWO OF THIS REPORT PUTS HIM. OF THIS REPORT PUTS HIM.>>JOINING US NOW, FRANK>>JOINING US NOW, FRANK FIGLIUZZI, FORMER ASSISTANT FIGLIUZZI, FORMER ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR COUNTERINTELLIGENCE DIRECTOR FOR COUNTERINTELLIGENCE AT THE FEB AND AT THE TABLE NBC AT THE FEB AND AT THE TABLE NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT CAROL LEE. NEWS CORRESPONDENT CAROL LEE. CAROL, I WANT TO ASK YOU THIS CAROL, I WANT TO ASK YOU THIS QUESTION, WHO IS THIS MAN, MR. QUESTION, WHO IS THIS MAN, MR. RATCLIFFE, WHO WILL NOW BE THE RATCLIFFE, WHO WILL NOW BE THE MOST POWERFUL PERSON IN OUR MOST POWERFUL PERSON IN OUR INTELLIGENCE BUREAUCRACY? INTELLIGENCE BUREAUCRACY?>>AS YOU POINTED OUT, HE’S A>>AS YOU POINTED OUT, HE’S A STRONG SUPPORTER OF PRESIDENT STRONG SUPPORTER OF PRESIDENT TRUMP. TRUMP. HE WAS ELECTED TO THE HOUSE IN HE WAS ELECTED TO THE HOUSE IN 2014. 2014. HE COMES FROM A VERY, VERY HE COMES FROM A VERY, VERY REPUBLICAN DISTRICT. REPUBLICAN DISTRICT. ONE OF THE MOST REPUBLICAN IN ONE OF THE MOST REPUBLICAN IN THE HOUSE. THE HOUSE. HE’S SERVED ON THE INTELLIGENCE HE’S SERVED ON THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE BUT HE DOESN’T HAVE COMMITTEE BUT HE DOESN’T HAVE THE KIND OF BACKGROUND WE HAVE THE KIND OF BACKGROUND WE HAVE TYPICALLY SEEN WITH THE PREVIOUS TYPICALLY SEEN WITH THE PREVIOUS FIVE DNIs. FIVE DNIs. SO THAT’S ONE OF THE CRITICISMS SO THAT’S ONE OF THE CRITICISMS HE’S GETTING. HE’S GETTING. BUT HE HAS CRITICIZED THE FBI BUT HE HAS CRITICIZED THE FBI FOR BEING BIASED. FOR BEING BIASED. HE’S, YOU KNOW, AS WE SAW FROM HE’S, YOU KNOW, AS WE SAW FROM THE CLIP BROUGHT INTO A LOT OF THE CLIP BROUGHT INTO A LOT OF THE REPUBLICAN — HE BOUGHT INTO THE REPUBLICAN — HE BOUGHT INTO THE REPUBLICAN LINE THAT THE THE REPUBLICAN LINE THAT THE PRESIDENT IS BEING WRONGFULLY PRESIDENT IS BEING WRONGFULLY INVESTIGATED AND HE’S REALLY INVESTIGATED AND HE’S REALLY CURRIED FAVOR WITH THE CURRIED FAVOR WITH THE PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. AND OBVIOUSLY HIS QUESTIONING IS AND OBVIOUSLY HIS QUESTIONING IS IN THE LIGHT OF WHAT WE KNOW, IN THE LIGHT OF WHAT WE KNOW, THEY HAD MET AND DISCUSSED THIS THEY HAD MET AND DISCUSSED THIS JOB AND HE WAS GOING TO BE PUT JOB AND HE WAS GOING TO BE PUT FORWARD FOR IT REALLY KIND OF FORWARD FOR IT REALLY KIND OF CASTS A DIFFERENT LIGHT ON IT. CASTS A DIFFERENT LIGHT ON IT. YOU CAN SEE CERTAINLY LOOKS LIKE YOU CAN SEE CERTAINLY LOOKS LIKE SOMEBODY WHO IS AUDITIONING FOR SOMEBODY WHO IS AUDITIONING FOR THIS JOB. THIS JOB. BUT THOSE ARE BELIEVES HE LONG BUT THOSE ARE BELIEVES HE LONG HELD. HELD.>>UP UNTIL THIS DAY WE HAD A>>UP UNTIL THIS DAY WE HAD A TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WHERE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WHERE PEOPLE WHO HAD JOBS IN THE PEOPLE WHO HAD JOBS IN THE NATIONAL SECURITY ENVIRONMENT NATIONAL SECURITY ENVIRONMENT WOULD BE ALL WHAT WE CONSIDERED WOULD BE ALL WHAT WE CONSIDERED TO BE PEOPLE WHO HAD A GRASP OF TO BE PEOPLE WHO HAD A GRASP OF REALITY. REALITY. WE HAVE NOT HAD PEOPLE WITHIN WE HAVE NOT HAD PEOPLE WITHIN THE ADMINISTRATION WITH THOSE THE ADMINISTRATION WITH THOSE JOBS THAT VIOLENT INVESTIGATE JOBS THAT VIOLENT INVESTIGATE THE INVESTIGATOR TYPES. THE INVESTIGATOR TYPES. NOW WE HAVE SOMEONE FIRMLY FROM NOW WE HAVE SOMEONE FIRMLY FROM THAT CAMP, DEVIN NUN OUZES SCHOO THAT CAMP, DEVIN NUN OUZES SCHOO INTELLIGENCE. INTELLIGENCE. SOME REPUBLICANS PRIVATELY SOME REPUBLICANS PRIVATELY EXPRESSED CONCERNED, INCLUDING EXPRESSED CONCERNED, INCLUDING SENATOR RICHARD M BUR THAT SENATOR RICHARD M BUR THAT CAUTIONED THE ADVISERS HE CAUTIONED THE ADVISERS HE CONSIDERED MR. RATCLIFFE TOO CONSIDERED MR. RATCLIFFE TOO POLITICAL FOR THE POST, POLITICAL FOR THE POST, ACCORDING TO PEOPLE FAMILIAR ACCORDING TO PEOPLE FAMILIAR WITH THE DISCUSSIONS. WITH THE DISCUSSIONS. SO, FRANK, I ASK YOU, TOO SO, FRANK, I ASK YOU, TOO POLITICAL FOR THE POST? POLITICAL FOR THE POST?>>I THINK WE HAVE A COMBINATION>>I THINK WE HAVE A COMBINATION OF TOO PARTISAN AND NOT OF TOO PARTISAN AND NOT QUALIFIED. QUALIFIED. THOSE TWO ARE DANGEROUS THOSE TWO ARE DANGEROUS COMBINATIONS. COMBINATIONS. SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE TRUMP SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, JOHN, WE’VE BEEN ADMINISTRATION, JOHN, WE’VE BEEN ON A SLIPPERY SLOPE NOT ONLY ON A SLIPPERY SLOPE NOT ONLY TOWARDS THE COMPLETE DISCOUNTING TOWARDS THE COMPLETE DISCOUNTING OF RAW INTELLIGENCE BUT ALSO THE OF RAW INTELLIGENCE BUT ALSO THE WEAPONIZATION AND POLITICIZING WEAPONIZATION AND POLITICIZING OF INTELLIGENCE TOWARDS THE OF INTELLIGENCE TOWARDS THE PRESIDENT’S AGENDA AGAINST HIS PRESIDENT’S AGENDA AGAINST HIS ENEMIES, FOR HIS PERSONAL ENEMIES, FOR HIS PERSONAL FRIENDS, SO WHEN YOU APPOINT FRIENDS, SO WHEN YOU APPOINT SOMEONE LIKE RATCLIFFE, YOU RUN SOMEONE LIKE RATCLIFFE, YOU RUN INTO THE TRUE RISK OF FAKE NEWS INTO THE TRUE RISK OF FAKE NEWS GETTING TO THE WHITE HOUSE, GETTING TO THE WHITE HOUSE, RIGHT? RIGHT? SO THINK ABOUT THE ROLE OF THE SO THINK ABOUT THE ROLE OF THE DNI. DNI. IT’S A POST 9/11 POSITION IT’S A POST 9/11 POSITION DESIGNED TO OVERSEE AND DESIGNED TO OVERSEE AND COORDINATE THE INTELLIGENCE COORDINATE THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY BUT SPECIFICALLY TO COMMUNITY BUT SPECIFICALLY TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE IS ROWING IN MAKE SURE EVERYONE IS ROWING IN THE SAME DIRECTION, EVERYONE HAS THE SAME DIRECTION, EVERYONE HAS GOT THE SHOPPING LIST EVERY YEAR GOT THE SHOPPING LIST EVERY YEAR OF WHAT INTEL TO COLLECT, WHAT OF WHAT INTEL TO COLLECT, WHAT THE PRIORITIES ARE AND REPORT IT THE PRIORITIES ARE AND REPORT IT UP TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND OUT TO UP TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND OUT TO CONGRESS AND THE PUBLIC. CONGRESS AND THE PUBLIC. SO IF THE WHITE HOUSE DOESN’T SO IF THE WHITE HOUSE DOESN’T WANT TO HEAR UNPLEASE AMENDMENT WANT TO HEAR UNPLEASE AMENDMENT NEWS IN THE FORM OF NEWS IN THE FORM OF INTELLIGENCE, LIKE FOR EXAMPLE INTELLIGENCE, LIKE FOR EXAMPLE THE SAUDIS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAUDIS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MURDER OF KHASHOGGI OR NORTH THE MURDER OF KHASHOGGI OR NORTH KOREANS ARE CONTINUING THEIR KOREANS ARE CONTINUING THEIR NUCLEAR PROGRAM OR PUTIN IS NUCLEAR PROGRAM OR PUTIN IS POISONING PEOPLE, THE WHITE POISONING PEOPLE, THE WHITE HOUSE DOESN’T WANT TO HEAR IT HOUSE DOESN’T WANT TO HEAR IT AND IT’S NEVER GOING TO GET AND IT’S NEVER GOING TO GET COLLECTED AND NEVER GET REPORTED COLLECTED AND NEVER GET REPORTED SO WE WILL LIVE IN A FAKE NEWS, SO WE WILL LIVE IN A FAKE NEWS, FAKE INTEL BUBBLE. FAKE INTEL BUBBLE. THAT’S THE DANGER OF SOMEBODY THAT’S THE DANGER OF SOMEBODY LIKE RATCLIFFE. LIKE RATCLIFFE.>>HERE’S ANOTHER GUY WHO KNOWS>>HERE’S ANOTHER GUY WHO KNOWS SOMETHING ABOUT NATIONAL SOMETHING ABOUT NATIONAL SECURITY. SECURITY. HIS NAME IS JOHN BRENNAN. HIS NAME IS JOHN BRENNAN. HE USED TO HEAD THE CIA. HE USED TO HEAD THE CIA. LET’S LISTEN TO WHAT HE USED TO LET’S LISTEN TO WHAT HE USED TO SAY ABOUT RATCLIFFE HERE. SAY ABOUT RATCLIFFE HERE.>>I HAVE NO SENSE THAT TRUMP IS>>I HAVE NO SENSE THAT TRUMP IS LOOKING FOR SOMEBODY TO SPEAK LOOKING FOR SOMEBODY TO SPEAK TRUTH TO HIM ABOUT ALL OF THESE TRUTH TO HIM ABOUT ALL OF THESE CHALLENGES AROUND THE GLOBE THAT CHALLENGES AROUND THE GLOBE THAT REALLY THREATEN OUR NATIONAL REALLY THREATEN OUR NATIONAL SECURITY. SECURITY. MR. RATCLIFFE DOES NOT GIVE ME MR. RATCLIFFE DOES NOT GIVE ME ANY CONFIDENCE AT ALL THAT HE ANY CONFIDENCE AT ALL THAT HE WILL BE ABLE TO DIRECT THE MEN WILL BE ABLE TO DIRECT THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE INTELLIGENCE AND WOMEN OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY TO DO WHAT THEY NEED COMMUNITY TO DO WHAT THEY NEED TO DO AT THIS TROUBLING TIME. TO DO AT THIS TROUBLING TIME.>>THERE’S TWO SMART GUYS WHO>>THERE’S TWO SMART GUYS WHO KNOW A LOT ABOUT NATIONAL KNOW A LOT ABOUT NATIONAL SECURITY. SECURITY. NEITHER OF THEM HISTORICALLY NEITHER OF THEM HISTORICALLY PARTISAN FIGURES. PARTISAN FIGURES. BOTH OF WHOM READING THE DANGERS BOTH OF WHOM READING THE DANGERS OF THIS APPOINTMENT AND OF THIS APPOINTMENT AND MOTIVATION FOR THIS APPOINTMENT. MOTIVATION FOR THIS APPOINTMENT. ARE YOU AS DISCONCERTED BY THIS ARE YOU AS DISCONCERTED BY THIS AS THEY ARE? AS THEY ARE?>>ONLY BY A MATTER OF DEGREES>>ONLY BY A MATTER OF DEGREES LESS SO. LESS SO. LOOK, HE COULD HAVE APPOINTED LOOK, HE COULD HAVE APPOINTED JARED KUSHNER TO BE DNI AND HE JARED KUSHNER TO BE DNI AND HE CHOSE NOT TO. CHOSE NOT TO. JOHN RATCLIFFE, I WILL SAY THIS, JOHN RATCLIFFE, I WILL SAY THIS, I SERVED WITH HIM, PERFECTLY I SERVED WITH HIM, PERFECTLY CAPABLE OF RUNNING AN CAPABLE OF RUNNING AN ORGANIZATION AND SERVING IN AN ORGANIZATION AND SERVING IN AN EXECUTIVE CAPACITY, BE IT EXECUTIVE CAPACITY, BE IT COORDINATING INTELLIGENCE COORDINATING INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES. AGENCIES. HE’S A FORMER U.S. ATTORNEY FOR HE’S A FORMER U.S. ATTORNEY FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS. THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS. VERY CAPABLE. VERY CAPABLE. WHAT WE’VE SEEN ON DISPLAY WHAT WE’VE SEEN ON DISPLAY THOUGH IS HE’S WILLING TO PLAY THOUGH IS HE’S WILLING TO PLAY TO THE POLITICAL NARRATIVE THAT TO THE POLITICAL NARRATIVE THAT ENABLED DONALD TRUMP. ENABLED DONALD TRUMP. I BELIEVE RATCLIFFE WILL I BELIEVE RATCLIFFE WILL APPROACH HIS JOB WITH A CERTAIN APPROACH HIS JOB WITH A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF SOLEMN DUTY. AMOUNT OF SOLEMN DUTY. I REALLY DO. I REALLY DO. I THINK HE WILL PRESENT THE I THINK HE WILL PRESENT THE PRESIDENT WITH THE INTELLIGENCE PRESIDENT WITH THE INTELLIGENCE THE PRESIDENT NEEDS TO BE THE PRESIDENT NEEDS TO BE PRESENTED WITH. PRESENTED WITH. THE QUESTION IS, WHEN THE THE QUESTION IS, WHEN THE PRESIDENT SAYS NO, WE’RE NOT PRESIDENT SAYS NO, WE’RE NOT GOING IN THAT DIRECTION OR GOING IN THAT DIRECTION OR REPRIORITIZES THINGS OR REFUSES REPRIORITIZES THINGS OR REFUSES TO COMMIT TO THE FACT RUSSIA AND TO COMMIT TO THE FACT RUSSIA AND NORTH KOREA ARE ADVERSARIES AND NORTH KOREA ARE ADVERSARIES AND NOT FRIENDS, DOES RATCLIFFE THEN NOT FRIENDS, DOES RATCLIFFE THEN FALL IN LINE AND PEDDLE THAT FALL IN LINE AND PEDDLE THAT NARRATIVE PUBLIC FACING TONIGHT NARRATIVE PUBLIC FACING TONIGHT CONGRESS? CONGRESS? BASED ON WHAT WE SAW IN BASED ON WHAT WE SAW IN JUDICIARY, HE MAY BE WILLING TO JUDICIARY, HE MAY BE WILLING TO DO SO. DO SO. HE’S A CAPABLE PERSON BUT WILL HE’S A CAPABLE PERSON BUT WILL HE TURN THIS INTO A POLITICAL HE TURN THIS INTO A POLITICAL SPOT WE HAVE NOT SEEN BEFORE? SPOT WE HAVE NOT SEEN BEFORE? I SAY THE LIKELIHOOD IS PRETTY I SAY THE LIKELIHOOD IS PRETTY GOOD. GOOD.>>I GO BACK TO FRANK, JOLLY>>I GO BACK TO FRANK, JOLLY TRIED TO PUT A DECENT FACE ON IT TRIED TO PUT A DECENT FACE ON IT SAYING THIS RESUME MAKES HIM SAYING THIS RESUME MAKES HIM MODERATELY QUALIFIED FOR THIS MODERATELY QUALIFIED FOR THIS JOB. JOB. I LOOKED AROUND THE LAST 2 1/2 I LOOKED AROUND THE LAST 2 1/2 YEARS AND WE THOUGHT SOME OF THE YEARS AND WE THOUGHT SOME OF THE GUARDRAILS WE HAD. GUARDRAILS WE HAD. WE TALKED ABOUT THOSE BEFORE. WE TALKED ABOUT THOSE BEFORE. MATTIS, COATS WAS ONE OF THE MATTIS, COATS WAS ONE OF THE LAST REMAINING GUARDRAILS. LAST REMAINING GUARDRAILS. THE NOTION RATCLIFFE WILL STEP THE NOTION RATCLIFFE WILL STEP IN AND BE THE KIND OF GUARDRAIL IN AND BE THE KIND OF GUARDRAIL THAT DAN COATS WAS STRIKES ME AS THAT DAN COATS WAS STRIKES ME AS IMPLAUSIBLE, NOT ON THE BICE SIS IMPLAUSIBLE, NOT ON THE BICE SIS OF OF BASIS OF HIS RESUME BUT THE BASIS OF HIS RESUME BUT THE PERFORMANCE HE TURNED IN LAST PERFORMANCE HE TURNED IN LAST WEEK SITTING IN FRONT OF ROBERT WEEK SITTING IN FRONT OF ROBERT MUELLER. MUELLER.>>I’M ENCOURAGED BY DAVID’S>>I’M ENCOURAGED BY DAVID’S PERSONAL INSIGHTS AND PERSONAL INSIGHTS AND OBSERVATIONS OF RATCLIFFE. OBSERVATIONS OF RATCLIFFE. BUT LET’S LOOK AT THE RECENT BUT LET’S LOOK AT THE RECENT RECORD, WHICH IS WHAT I HAVE TO RECORD, WHICH IS WHAT I HAVE TO GO ON HERE? GO ON HERE? AND MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE DNI AND MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE DNI POSITION, HAVING BRIEFED THE DNI POSITION, HAVING BRIEFED THE DNI THROUGHOUT MY CAREER. THROUGHOUT MY CAREER. LOOK, RATCLIFFE’S COME AFTER THE LOOK, RATCLIFFE’S COME AFTER THE INVESTIGATORS. INVESTIGATORS. HE WANTS TO INVESTIGATE THE HE WANTS TO INVESTIGATE THE INVESTIGATORS. INVESTIGATORS. HE HARANGUED MUELLER WRONGLY SO. HE HARANGUED MUELLER WRONGLY SO. HE’S ADVOCATED FOR GOING AFTER HE’S ADVOCATED FOR GOING AFTER THOSE IN THE INTEL COMMUNITY AND THOSE IN THE INTEL COMMUNITY AND FBI AND DOJ WHO THE PRESIDENT FBI AND DOJ WHO THE PRESIDENT DISAGREES WITH AND SO WHAT KIND DISAGREES WITH AND SO WHAT KIND OF ENVIRONMENT DOES THAT CREATE OF ENVIRONMENT DOES THAT CREATE NOW IN THE INTELLIGENCE NOW IN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY IF THE BIG BOSS COMING COMMUNITY IF THE BIG BOSS COMING IN IS SOMEONE WHO SAYS, YOU DO IN IS SOMEONE WHO SAYS, YOU DO THE WRONG THING, I DON’T HAVE THE WRONG THING, I DON’T HAVE YOUR BACK. YOUR BACK. YOU COME AT THIS FROM A TRUE YOU COME AT THIS FROM A TRUE UNVARNISHED FACT-FINDING UNVARNISHED FACT-FINDING PERSPECTIVE, YOU SEND UP TO ME PERSPECTIVE, YOU SEND UP TO ME RAW INTEL THAT’S BAD NEWS, I MAY RAW INTEL THAT’S BAD NEWS, I MAY END UP ADVOCATING GOING AFTER END UP ADVOCATING GOING AFTER YOU. YOU. MORAL IS LOW ENOUGH ALREADY IN MORAL IS LOW ENOUGH ALREADY IN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY AND I THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY AND I THINK IT MAY DROP FURTHER. THINK IT MAY DROP FURTHER.>>CAROL, WE GO TO BREAK BUT I>>CAROL, WE GO TO BREAK BUT I WANT TO GET THIS QUICK THING TO WANT TO GET THIS QUICK THING TO YOU. YOU. PEOPLE SAY IT WAS LIKE HE WAS PEOPLE SAY IT WAS LIKE HE WAS AUDITIONING LAST WEEK IN THE AUDITIONING LAST WEEK IN THE HEARINGS. HEARINGS. DO YOU THINK HE WAS AUDITIONING DO YOU THINK HE WAS AUDITIONING IN THE HEARINGS? IN THE HEARINGS? HAD WE HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT HAD WE HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT RATCLIFFE BEING UP FOR THIS JOB RATCLIFFE BEING UP FOR THIS JOB BEFORE LAST WEEK? BEFORE LAST WEEK?>>THERE WERE CERTAINLY>>THERE WERE CERTAINLY DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THAT. DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THAT. YES, THERE WAS AN AWARENESS, YES, THERE WAS AN AWARENESS, ABSOLUTELY. ABSOLUTELY. WHETHER OR NOT IT WAS A SEALED WHETHER OR NOT IT WAS A SEALED DEAL, I DON’T KNOW. DEAL, I DON’T KNOW. WAS THAT PART OF THE AUDITION? WAS THAT PART OF THE AUDITION? I DON’T KNOW BUT THEY ALREADY I DON’T KNOW BUT THEY ALREADY HAD THE DISCUSSIONS. HAD THE DISCUSSIONS. THE POINT YOU GUYS ARE MAKING THE POINT YOU GUYS ARE MAKING HERE, ONE OF THE FIRST RIFFS HERE, ONE OF THE FIRST RIFFS BETWEEN PRESIDENT TRUMP AND DAN BETWEEN PRESIDENT TRUMP AND DAN COATS IS WHEN THE PRESIDENT COATS IS WHEN THE PRESIDENT ASKED HIM TO GO FIND EVIDENCE ASKED HIM TO GO FIND EVIDENCE THAT BARACK OBAMA HAD WIRETAPPED THAT BARACK OBAMA HAD WIRETAPPED HIM TON GO OUT GO OUT PUBLICLY A HIM TON GO OUT GO OUT PUBLICLY A CRITICIZE HIS OWN INTELLIGENCE CRITICIZE HIS OWN INTELLIGENCE AGENCY HE WAS OVERSEEING. AGENCY HE WAS OVERSEEING. I THINK THOSE ARE THE QUESTIONS I THINK THOSE ARE THE QUESTIONS PEOPLE HAVE ABOUT TO YOUR POINT, PEOPLE HAVE ABOUT TO YOUR POINT, AND DAN COATS DIDN’T DO THAT AND AND DAN COATS DIDN’T DO THAT AND OFTEN HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH THE OFTEN HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH THE VICE PRESIDENT AND SAID I DON’T VICE PRESIDENT AND SAID I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO HERE, HOW DO I KNOW WHAT TO DO HERE, HOW DO I HANDLE THESE THINGS?

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  1. Ratcliffe will fall when he refuses to murder his own children for Trump to eat and that will be his one self redeeming gesture.

  2. Mr Radcliffe was so overwhelmed by his bravado that he ran off to the gents to breathe feverishly into a brown paper bag for a while in order to calm down.

  3. potus is endeavouring to create a mob like hitler did who do not know what honesty and integrity means – so sad

  4. The GOP is all about money, and serving as puppets to money.. massive tax breaks for the upper 2%-ers and corporate welfare queens — while wages remain stagnant, infrastructure ignored, and healthcare DESTROYED… traitor-trump is a criminal, leading criminals… the entire GOP needs to be imprisoned, for life — traitors, liars, conmen, SCUM.

  5. It's funny, all this jockeying he's doing for 45 during these hearings is going to be all for naught after he steps in the mud pond. Then and only then will he see what everyone is talking about. When his eyes are opened he'll be looking up at a big pile of crap that's going to work it's way all between his toes, kneck, ears, fingers, mouth, and nose and all the toilet paper in the world won't wipe it away!! So good luck Ratty boy and eat hardy!! LMFAO!!! Courtesy of 45!!!

  6. Good. We don't need obstructionists. We need people who are completely on the Trump train and simply do what Trump wants them to do. #MAGA

  7. Trash trump the traitor is trying to build a Gestapo in an attempt to not be imprisoned after he's thrown out of office. He's trying everything Hitler tried.

  8. I still stand by Mueller..Huge difference than the Liar in chief , to an honorable , truthful person..Would have given his life for Country..The coward in chief dodged vietnam 5 time..

  9. IM just following mein Fuerer about his wishes. >Heil ORANGE . His children Evilanka and Her Wife Jared Powder DickHead

  10. The dismantling of the United States intelligence capabilities
    Is another feather in Putin's cap
    Private bone spurs is proving that he works under the command of his commander and chief Field Marshal Putin the real leader of trump

  11. I swear the republicans don't want to make this country better, they want to destroy it! Trump's putting corrupt, idiotic, inexperienced, hacks in every government agency and all they're doing is destroying those agencies from within, making America weak! Republicans work for Satan! They're doing Satan's work! Republicans killed Jesus's word long ago!

  12. TRUMP IS KICKING OUT HIS LOYAL CRONIES AT THE TOP AND REPLACING THEM WITH PEOPLE THAT WILL GO FULL CRIMINAL FOR HIS SAKE!

  13. I appreciate the reporting, but my God, when will the PEOPLE end this??? Is it like George Carlin predicted? That we are so distracted by our phones that make pancakes that we will just watch this happen??

  14. another agency stifled… we complain often enough, and the mueller hearing again mentioned that he rejected intelligence recommendations and warnings, so what happens is that he puts one of his puppets in charge. his evil becomes more blatant, his putin over America bias showing even more clearly. he must go! blue wave!

  15. This is a sad and scary situation when the man being nominated is not qualified!!! Trump has so many Cabinet members that are not qualified for their jobs that all of us should be concerned…except of course his supporters.

  16. At what point is there someone, anyone who can block this nightmare? Can anyone stop this from getting confirmed???? PLEASE!!

  17. Loyalty over Patriotism and Country. This is going to be disastrous for this country and the next elections.

  18. Any lapdog who praises trump in public gets to sit on trumps lap. Shame on you John Radcliff, You lowdown stink for you have no honor.

  19. Mueller was playing it straight…thinking his swing away from the shortcomings of the last special council persuing Clinton was the honorable thing to do. He failed to see the ideology and vitriol on the radical right that pushed to excesses of the previous investigation in the first place. That has multiplied. Trump is building his dictatorship.

  20. Is it just me but is Trump getting rid of anyone who opposes him and putting people in with his same views. Didn't Hitler do that before he gained power

  21. His yelling, ranting and raving audition worked for Trump. No credentials.
    The Republicans love the whiners like this dud and Kavanagh.

  22. I feel for the next president who has to go in and clean up this mess of the staffing in the White House. They will need replace EVERYONE!!!

  23. Trump appoints people who he thinks will lie for him no matter what, and he showers praise on them as the "greatest, most honorable and honest person". But when they get cought lying and have to eventually tell the truth, he throws them under the bus… This guy should stay away from bus stops!!!

  24. Worse than the freaking twits are this incompetents nominated for serve on this admin of thiefs and liars. He's a tool! U are funked overthere! The real deepState is crippling U.S. of A's.

  25. Debates wont stop Trump to put the horse behind the cart. Trump has very easily duped the vetetan politicians of this country and pulled them over to his side without baiting an eye lid.

  26. A RACIST TOO! A DODGE MILITARY DRAFTER! (DONALD TRUMP) UNPATRIOTIC! PATRIOT BETRAYER! SELLING AMERICA IN DIFFERENT WELL KNOWN WAYS! TO THE BEST POSTER! NAMELY AMERICA"S ENEMIES! LIKE NORTH COREA! BUT THE AMERICA MOST DANGER ENEMY! PUTIN"S RUSSIA! HE'S ACCUSING ONE OF THO MOST WELL KNOWN! AND ALWAYS PATRIOTIC! BEHAVIOR THE AMERICAN NEW YORK TIMES ! NEWS PAPER ! prove their parasitism! for many years since their fecundation!! ON THE CONTRARY ! THE ACCUSER! UNPATRIOTIC TREASON ! TO OUR AMERICA ARE NOW WELL KNOWN! WHOSE ALL HE'S TREASON! we Americans steal don't know how many are going to surface soon! WE DON'T KNOW YET!! HOW MORE AND IN HOW MANY! STEAL WE DON"T KNOW!——–SO THE SAUDI CRIMINALS! NOW TRUMP ASSOCIATED! IN (WHAT) IN CRIMES! THAT'S THE ASSOCIATION SAUDI GIVE PART TO TRUMP!

  27. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
    CRY BABY DEMS HAHHAHHAHAAAA
    TRUMP RULES AND THE DEMS ARE SO LOW TO BE LICKING RODENTS BUTTS.

  28. I have zero faith in any administration trump puts together and therefore will not live in a country where trump is elected to a 2nd term, no way… LET'S get him OUT

  29. No one in Trump's Cabinet has what it takes to speak truth to Power. They have all been cowered like drunken sheep, and only jump when Trump orders them to, sit, when he tells them to. These are spineless cowards who have 'sold their souls to Mephistopheles'. They cannot even recognize their own long-held moral principles, nor do they consider their previously loudly touted Christian religious spiritualism as anymore relevant to their lives with and around Trump.

  30. Congress needs to pass legislation that requires nominees to positions in any administration to qualifications standards!!
    Most of Trump's appointments are ridiculously and dangerously unqualified!!

  31. This fascist admin. is just one rapid fire disaster after another!

    The best people?

    Looks more like the sewer has become so bad, I can smell the stinch of the fascists republicans from here to Washington!

    The fascists Republican party of corrupt ignorant uneducated know nothings!

    This country has definitely sunk into the abyss of ignorance and stupidity under republicans, and gets even worse daily!

  32. The fascists Republican party of idiots and clown's!

    Clowns to the left of me, and Jokers to the right, and here I am, Stuck in the Middle with you!

  33. Yup , let's give the least qualified person the job that begs for the most experienced. Just when I thought America couldn't go any further down the rabbit hole. This guy is the rat that will lead the intelligence community over the cliff , pun intended sadly……

  34. I'm surprised Trump the orange buffoon hasn't chosen Matt Gaetz the psychotic puke for the job, he's a spoiled useless rich kid who's daddy bought his way through life like Trump!

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