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PRESIDENTS BRAZEN AND
UNPRECEDENTED APPEAL TO UNPRECEDENTED APPEAL TO
INVESTIGATE JOE BIDEN IS WRONG INVESTIGATE JOE BIDEN IS WRONG
AND APPALLING. AND APPALLING.
I AM NOW JOINED BY TWO MEMBERS I AM NOW JOINED BY TWO MEMBERS
OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE. OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE.
SENATOR RON JONSON AND CHRIS SENATOR RON JONSON AND CHRIS
MURPHY MURPHY
MURPHY. MURPHY.
SENATOR JOHNSON, WELCOME BACK TO SENATOR JOHNSON, WELCOME BACK TO
“MEET THE PRESS. “MEET THE PRESS. REQUEST ITSELF. REQUEST ITSELF.>>GOOD MORNINGING CHUCK.>>GOOD MORNINGING CHUCK.>>LET ME START WITH SOMETHING>>LET ME START WITH SOMETHING YOU TOLD THE “WALL STREET
JOURNAL” LATE LAST WEEK, YOU JOURNAL” LATE LAST WEEK, YOU
SAID GORDON SUNLAND SEEMED TO SAID GORDON SUNLAND SEEMED TO
IMPLY THAT THE FROZEN MILITARY IMPLY THAT THE FROZEN MILITARY
AID WAS A PROMISE FOR AID WAS A PROMISE FOR
INVESTIGATIONS, YOU SAID, AT INVESTIGATIONS, YOU SAID, AT
THAT SUGGESTION, I WINCED. THAT SUGGESTION, I WINCED.
MY REACTION WAS, OH, GOD, I MY REACTION WAS, OH, GOD, I
DONT WANT TO SEE THOSE TWO DONT WANT TO SEE THOSE TWO
THINGS COMBINED. THINGS COMBINED.
WHY DID YOU WINCE? WHY DID YOU WINCE?
AND WHAT DID YOU MEAN BY THOSE AND WHAT DID YOU MEAN BY THOSE
TWO THINGS COMBINED? TWO THINGS COMBINED?
>>WELL, FIRST OF ALL, YOUR>>WELL, FIRST OF ALL, YOUR
SET-UP PIECE WAS TYPICALLY VERY SET-UP PIECE WAS TYPICALLY VERY
UNBIASED. UNBIASED. LET ME FIRST BEFORE I START LET ME FIRST BEFORE I START ANSWERING THE DETAILED ANSWERING THE DETAILED QUESTIONS, LET ME TALK ABOUT WHY
I AM PRETTY SYMPATHETIC WITH WHY I AM PRETTY SYMPATHETIC WITH
WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS GONE WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS GONE
THROUGH. THROUGH.
I AM 64-YEARS-OLD. I AM 64-YEARS-OLD.
I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFETIME I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFETIME
SEEING A PRESIDENT AFTER BEING SEEING A PRESIDENT AFTER BEING
ELECTED AFTER HAVING SOME ELECTED AFTER HAVING SOME
MEASURE OF WELL WISHES FROM HIS MEASURE OF WELL WISHES FROM HIS
OPPONENTS. OPPONENTS. IVE NEVER SEEN AN
ADMINISTRATION SABOTAGEED FROM ADMINISTRATION SABOTAGEED FROM
THE DAY AFTER ELECTION. THE DAY AFTER ELECTION.
IVE NEVER SEEN NO MEASURE OF IVE NEVER SEEN NO MEASURE OF
HONEYMOON WHATSOEVER. HONEYMOON WHATSOEVER.
SO WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID TO SO WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID TO
DOER. DOER. A FALSE VAELGS. A FALSE VAELGS. YOU HAVE DIRECTOR BRENNAN, YOU YOU HAVE DIRECTOR BRENNAN, YOU HAVE TO ASK HIM WHAT DID PETER
STRUCK MEAN WHEN HE TWEETED LISA STRUCK MEAN WHEN HE TWEETED LISA
PAGE. PAGE.>>SENATOR.>>SENATOR.>>CHUCK, LET ME FIN ENGLISH
THIS HAS TO DO WITH UKRAINE. THIS HAS TO DO WITH UKRAINE.
>>SCORNED AND THERE –>>SCORNED AND THERE —
>>WHAT DOES IT HAVE TO DO WITH>>WHAT DOES IT HAVE TO DO WITH
UKRAINE? UKRAINE?>>IT HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH
UKRAINE, THINK OUR SISTERS WITH UKRAINE, THINK OUR SISTERS
LEAKING LIKE MAD, SCORNED AND LEAKING LIKE MAD, SCORNED AND
WORD IN POLITICO, THEYRE WORD IN POLITICO, THEYRE
KICKING INTO OVERDRIVE. KICKING INTO OVERDRIVE.
THAT WAS DECEMBER 15th, SIX DAYS THAT WAS DECEMBER 15th, SIX DAYS
BEFORE THAT, IS WHEN WE FIRST BEFORE THAT, IS WHEN WE FIRST
START HEARING THE CIA LEAKING START HEARING THE CIA LEAKING
ABOUT RUSSIA SUPPORTING THE ABOUT RUSSIA SUPPORTING THE
TRUMP CAMPAIGN. TRUMP CAMPAIGN.
>>THAT IS WHY TRUMP IS SO>>THAT IS WHY TRUMP IS SO
UPSET. UPSET. HE HAD THIS FALSE NARRATIVE. HE HAD THIS FALSE NARRATIVE.>>THAT RESULTED IN HIM BEING>>THAT RESULTED IN HIM BEING SET UP BY JAMES COMEY ON JANUARY
16th.P BY JAMES COMEY ON JANUARY 16th. THEN HE HAS, AS THE COUNSEL THEN HE HAS, AS THE COUNSEL POINTED, IT HAS HAMPERED HIS
ENTIRE ADMINISTRATION AND NOW ENTIRE ADMINISTRATION AND NOW
ONCE HES BEEN, THAT WAS PROVEN ONCE HES BEEN, THAT WAS PROVEN
FALSE. FALSE.>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>HE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW, I>>HE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW, I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW. WOULD LIKE TO KNOW. I KNOW HIS SUPPORTERS WOULD LIKE I KNOW HIS SUPPORTERS WOULD LIKE TO KNOW, WHERE DID THIS ALL COME
FROM?OW, WHERE DID THIS ALL COME FROM? YOU PLANTED THAT FALSE STORY?
I HAVE MY THIRD LETTER INTO THE I HAVE MY THIRD LETTER INTO THE
INSPECTOR GENERAL OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OF THE
INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE ASKING TO INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE ASKING TO
JUST CONFIRM, JUST CONFIRM, ARE JUST CONFIRM, JUST CONFIRM, ARE
YOU INVESTIGATING THOSE LEAKS YOU INVESTIGATING THOSE LEAKS
THAT PE TUR STRUCK TALKED ABOUT THAT PE TUR STRUCK TALKED ABOUT
WITH LISA PAGE? WITH LISA PAGE?
>>I HAVE NO IDEA WHY.>>I HAVE NO IDEA WHY.
>>THATS A SPET-UP.>>THATS A SPET-UP.
>>WHY A FOX NEWS CONSPIRACY>>WHY A FOX NEWS CONSPIRACY
PROPAGANDA STUFF IS POPPING UP PROPAGANDA STUFF IS POPPING UP
ON HERE. ON HERE.
I HAVE NO IDEA. I HAVE NO IDEA.
>>IT IS NOT, THAT IS EXACTLY,>>IT IS NOT, THAT IS EXACTLY,
BECAUSE THIS IS GOING OVER THE BECAUSE THIS IS GOING OVER THE
LINE, EXACTLY WHY PRESIDENT LINE, EXACTLY WHY PRESIDENT
TRUMP IS UPSET AND WHY HIS TRUMP IS UPSET AND WHY HIS
SUPPORTERS ARE UPSET WITH THE SUPPORTERS ARE UPSET WITH THE
NEWS MEDIA. NEWS MEDIA.
>>THIS IS NOT ABOUT THE MEDIA.>>THIS IS NOT ABOUT THE MEDIA.
SENATOR JOHNSON, PLEASE. SENATOR JOHNSON, PLEASE.
CAN WE PLEASE ANSWER THE CAN WE PLEASE ANSWER THE
QUESTION THAT I ASKED YOU QUESTION THAT I ASKED YOU
INSTEAD OF TRYING TO MAKE DONALD INSTEAD OF TRYING TO MAKE DONALD
TRUMP FEEL BETTER HERE THAT YOU TRUMP FEEL BETTER HERE THAT YOU
ARE NOT CRITICIZING HIM. ARE NOT CRITICIZING HIM.
>>IM NOT.>>IM NOT.
>>SAME TRYING TO ANSWER YOU ARE>>SAME TRYING TO ANSWER YOU ARE
AIMPLE QUESTION WHAT MADE YOU AIMPLE QUESTION WHAT MADE YOU
WINCE? WINCE? IM ASKING A SIMPLE QUESTION IM ASKING A SIMPLE QUESTION ABOUT YOU CLEARLY WERE UPSET
THAT SOMEHOW THERE WAS ANSET THAT SOMEHOW THERE WAS AN
INVOCATION THAT MILITARY AID WAS INVOCATION THAT MILITARY AID WAS
BEING FROZEN BECAUSE THE BEING FROZEN BECAUSE THE
PRESIDENT WANTED AN PRESIDENT WANTED AN
INVESTIGATION? INVESTIGATION? WHY DID YOU WINCE?
>>BECAUSE I DIDNT WANT THOSE>>BECAUSE I DIDNT WANT THOSE
CONNECTED. CONNECTED. AND I WAS SUPPORTING THE AIDE AS AND I WAS SUPPORTING THE AIDE AS IS SENATOR MURPHY AS IS IS SENATOR MURPHY AS IS EVERYBODY THAT WENT TO THAT
INITIAL INAUGURATION.O THAT INITIAL INAUGURATION.
BUT HERES THE SALIENT POINT OF BUT HERES THE SALIENT POINT OF
WHY I CAME FORWARD WHEN I ASKED WHY I CAME FORWARD WHEN I ASKED
THE PRESIDENT ABOUT THAT HE THE PRESIDENT ABOUT THAT HE
COMPLETELY DENIED IT. COMPLETELY DENIED IT.
HE ADAMANTLY DENIED IT, HE ADAMANTLY DENIED IT,
VEHEMENTLY DENIED IT. VEHEMENTLY DENIED IT.
HE SAID, ID NEVER DO THAT THAT HE SAID, ID NEVER DO THAT THAT
IS THE PIECE OF THE PUZZLE IM IS THE PIECE OF THE PUZZLE IM
HERE TO REPORT TODAY UNLIKE THE HERE TO REPORT TODAY UNLIKE THE
NARRATIVE OF THE PRESS, THAT NARRATIVE OF THE PRESS, THAT
PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTS TO DIG UP PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTS TO DIG UP
DIRT ON HIS 2020 OPPONENT, WHAT DIRT ON HIS 2020 OPPONENT, WHAT
HE WANTS IS HE WANTS AN HE WANTS IS HE WANTS AN
ACCOUNTING OF WHAT HAPPENED IN ACCOUNTING OF WHAT HAPPENED IN
2016. 2016. WHO SET HIM UP? WHO SET HIM UP? DID THINGS SPRING FROM UKRAINE? DID THINGS SPRING FROM UKRAINE? THERE IS A GOOD PIECE, WE GOT A
OVERSIGHT LETTER ON FROME GOT A OVERSIGHT LETTER ON FROM
POLITICO IN 2017, LET ME QUOTE POLITICO IN 2017, LET ME QUOTE
THE ARTICLE. THE ARTICLE. IT SAYS, YOU KRA INDIAN
GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TRIED TO GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TRIED TO
HELP HILLARY CLINTON AND HELP HILLARY CLINTON AND
UNDERMINE TRUMP. UNDERMINE TRUMP.
THEY DID SO BY DISSEMINATEING THEY DID SO BY DISSEMINATEING
DOCUMENTS IMPLICATEING A TOP DOCUMENTS IMPLICATEING A TOP
TRUMP YAID SUGGESTING THEY WERE TRUMP YAID SUGGESTING THEY WERE
INVESTIGATING THE MATTER. INVESTIGATING THE MATTER.
UKRAINIAN OFFICIALS REPORTEDLY UKRAINIAN OFFICIALS REPORTEDLY
HELPED CLINTON ALLIES RESEARCH HELPED CLINTON ALLIES RESEARCH
TRUMPS ADVISERS. TRUMPS ADVISERS.
THERE IS POTENTIAL INTERFERENCE THERE IS POTENTIAL INTERFERENCE
IN THE 2016 CAMPAIGN. IN THE 2016 CAMPAIGN.
THATS WHAT TRUMP WANTS TO GET THATS WHAT TRUMP WANTS TO GET
TO THE BOTTOM OF. TO THE BOTTOM OF.
BUT THE PRESS DOESNT WANT TO. BUT THE PRESS DOESNT WANT TO.
THE PEOPLE THAT WROTE THIS ARGUE THE PEOPLE THAT WROTE THIS ARGUE
ARE PILLARY IDEA. ARE PILLARY IDEA.
IM BEING CALLED A CONSPIRACY IM BEING CALLED A CONSPIRACY
THEORIST, JOHN SOLOMON IS, THEORIST, JOHN SOLOMON IS,
BECAUSE THE PRESS IS HORRIBLY BECAUSE THE PRESS IS HORRIBLY
BIASED AND TRUMP AND HIS BIASED AND TRUMP AND HIS
SUPPORTERS COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND SUPPORTERS COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND
THAT. THAT.>>I UNDERSTAND THAT A WAY TO
AVOID ANSWERING A QUESTION IS TO AVOID ANSWERING A QUESTION IS TO
ATTACK US IN THE PRESS. ATTACK US IN THE PRESS.
IM WELL AWARE OF THAT. IM WELL AWARE OF THAT.
>>IM TRYING TO THEY GROUND TO>>IM TRYING TO THEY GROUND TO
ANSWER. ANSWER.>>LET ME TELL YOU WHAT>>LET ME TELL YOU WHAT AMBASSADOR VOELKER SAID UNDER
OATH.SADOR VOELKER SAID UNDER OATH. IM CURIOUS IF YOU SHARED THIS
CONCERN.US IF YOU SHARED THIS CONCERN. AMBASSADOR VOELKER SAID THIS I AMBASSADOR VOELKER SAID THIS I EXPLAINED THAT I BELIEVEED THAT EXPLAINED THAT I BELIEVEED THAT MAYOR GUILIANI CONTINUES TO HAVE MAYOR GUILIANI CONTINUES TO HAVE A NEGATIVE VIEW OF UKRAINE BASED
ON ASSERTION OF ACTIONS THATASED ON ASSERTION OF ACTIONS THAT
HAPPENED IN 2016 AND THIS HAPPENED IN 2016 AND THIS
VIEWPOINT IS LIKELY MAKING ITS VIEWPOINT IS LIKELY MAKING ITS
WHAT I TO THE PRESIDENT. WHAT I TO THE PRESIDENT.
WERE YOU CONCERNED THAT ROUGEUDY WERE YOU CONCERNED THAT ROUGEUDY
GUILIANIS DISINFORMATION GUILIANIS DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN UKRAINIAN PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGN UKRAINIAN PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGN WAS NEGATIVELY CAMPAIGN WAS NEGATIVELY INFLUENCING THE PRESIDENTS INFLUENCING THE PRESIDENTS VIEWS OF THE CURRENTS UKRAINIAN VIEWS OF THE CURRENTS UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT? PRESIDENT?>>WELL, ASSUMING THE REPORT,>>WELL, ASSUMING THE REPORT, NOT FROM GUILIANI BUT FROM KEN NOT FROM GUILIANI BUT FROM KEN VOKELE OUT OF POLITICO AND JOHN VOKELE OUT OF POLITICO AND JOHN SOLOMON DOING GOOD REPORTING,
NOW “THE WASHINGTON POST” IS, NOW “THE WASHINGTON POST” IS
ATTACKING HIM, UNDERMINING HIM. ATTACKING HIM, UNDERMINING HIM.
WE HAVE NEVER GOTTEN TO THE WE HAVE NEVER GOTTEN TO THE
ANSWERS TO THOSE QUESTIONS. ANSWERS TO THOSE QUESTIONS.
CHUCK, I WANT TO GET TO THE CHUCK, I WANT TO GET TO THE
PROOF, IM NOT HERE TO DEFEND PROOF, IM NOT HERE TO DEFEND
THE PRESIDENT OR TO DENOUNCE HIM THE PRESIDENT OR TO DENOUNCE HIM
EITHER. EITHER. IM GIVING YOU MY HONEST IM GIVING YOU MY HONEST ASSESSMENT OF WHAT I HEARD, HOW
THE PRESIDENT TOLD ME REPEATEDLY THE PRESIDENT TOLD ME REPEATEDLY
IN THE MAY 23rd OVAL OFFICE IN THE MAY 23rd OVAL OFFICE
VISIT ON THE PHONE ON THE 31st, VISIT ON THE PHONE ON THE 31st,
THE REASON HE HAD VERY THE REASON HE HAD VERY
LEGITIMATE CONCERNS AND LEGITIMATE CONCERNS AND
RESERVATIONS ABOUT UKRAINE, RESERVATIONS ABOUT UKRAINE,
FIRST CORRUPTION, GENERALIZED, FIRST CORRUPTION, GENERALIZED,
ITS ENDEMIC. ITS ENDEMIC. WE YOU A KNOW THAT.
AND FRAMING THE 2016 ELECTION. AND FRAMING THE 2016 ELECTION.
>>DO YOU THINK POWELL>>DO YOU THINK POWELL MICROSOFT. MICROSOFT.>>AND NOT STEPPING UP THE
PLATE. NOT STEPPING UP THE PLATE.>>DO YOU THINK PAUL MANAFORT
WAS FRAMED?HINK PAUL MANAFORT WAS FRAMED?>>NO, OBVIOUSLY, HE WAS>>NO, OBVIOUSLY, HE WAS CONVICTED. CONVICTED. THERE WAS A LOT OF OTHER STUFF THERE WAS A LOT OF OTHER STUFF GOING ON BACK THEN, TOO, YOU GOING ON BACK THEN, TOO, YOU KNOW, HILLARY CLINTONS CAMPAIGN KNOW, HILLARY CLINTONS CAMPAIGN WAS SEARCHING FOR DIRT, MAYBE
NOT ONLY ON PAUL MANAFORT BUT NOT ONLY ON PAUL MANAFORT BUT
TRYING TO KEEP VICE PRESIDENT TRYING TO KEEP VICE PRESIDENT
BIDEN OUT OF THE PRIMARY FROM BIDEN OUT OF THE PRIMARY FROM
THE DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGN SO THE DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGN SO
AGAIN, CHUCK, THE BOTTOM LINE IS AGAIN, CHUCK, THE BOTTOM LINE IS
THERE ARE SO MANY QUESTIONS THERE ARE SO MANY QUESTIONS
UNANSWERED, SO AGAIN, ASK JOHN UNANSWERED, SO AGAIN, ASK JOHN
BRENNAN WHAT WAS PETER STRUCK BRENNAN WHAT WAS PETER STRUCK
MEAN WHEN THE SISTERS WERE MEAN WHEN THE SISTERS WERE
LEAKING LIKE MAD. LEAKING LIKE MAD.
WHAT WAS THE CIA SCORNED AND WHAT WAS THE CIA SCORNED AND
WORRIED ABOUT, WHAT WERE THEY WORRIED ABOUT, WHAT WERE THEY
KICKING INTO OVERDRIVE? KICKING INTO OVERDRIVE?
THERE IS A KEY QUESTION ABOUT I THERE IS A KEY QUESTION ABOUT I
DONT KNOW HOW MANY. DONT KNOW HOW MANY.>>SENATOR, DO YOU NOT BELIEVE>>SENATOR, DO YOU NOT BELIEVE THE RUSSIANS INTERFERED IN THE THE RUSSIANS INTERFERED IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS TO PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS TO BENEFIT DONALD TRUMP? BENEFIT DONALD TRUMP?>>THEY ABSOLUTELY DID.>>THEY ABSOLUTELY DID. THEY ABSOLUTELY DID. THEY ABSOLUTELY DID. I DONT KNOW TO WHAT EXTENT THE
UKRAINIANS DID, TO WHAT EXTENT UKRAINIANS DID, TO WHAT EXTENT
HILLARY CLINTON AND DNC WERE HILLARY CLINTON AND DNC WERE
INVOLVED IN JUICING UP THE INVOLVED IN JUICING UP THE
UKRAINIAN INVOLVEMENT AS WELL. UKRAINIAN INVOLVEMENT AS WELL.
THERE ARE A LOT OF UNANSWERED THERE ARE A LOT OF UNANSWERED
QUESTIONS. QUESTIONS. CHUCK, I JUST WANT THE TRUTH.
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT THE. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT THE
TRUTH. TRUTH.>>YOU DONT TRUST THE FBI, THE>>YOU DONT TRUST THE FBI, THE CIA? CIA?>>NO, NO, I DONT.
ABSOLUTELY NOT.NT. ABSOLUTELY NOT.
LISA PAGE, AFTER JAMES COMEY. LISA PAGE, AFTER JAMES COMEY.
>>YOU BELIEVE THE FBI AND THE>>YOU BELIEVE THE FBI AND THE
CIA — CIA —
>>JOHN BRENNAN, I DONT TRUST>>JOHN BRENNAN, I DONT TRUST
ANY OF THESE GUYS IN THE OBAMA ANY OF THESE GUYS IN THE OBAMA
ADMINISTRATION. ADMINISTRATION.>>YOU DONT TRUST THEM NOW?
>>NO I DIDNT TRUST THEM BACK>>NO I DIDNT TRUST THEM BACK
THEN. THEN.>>YOU DONT TRUST THEM NOW?
>>I DO NOT TRUST JOHN BRENNAN.>>I DO NOT TRUST JOHN BRENNAN.
I DO NOT TRUST LISA PAGE AND THE I DO NOT TRUST LISA PAGE AND THE
FBI ANDREW McCABE. FBI ANDREW McCABE.
>>THOSE ARE CONCLUSIONS YOU ARE>>THOSE ARE CONCLUSIONS YOU ARE
TRYING TO COME TO. TRYING TO COME TO.
IM CURIOUS, DO YOU TRUST THEM IM CURIOUS, DO YOU TRUST THEM
NOW? NOW?>>WHAT, WHO ARE YOU TALKING>>WHAT, WHO ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? ABOUT?>>THE CIA.>>THE CIA.>>I DIDNT SAY ANDREW McCABE.
I DONT TRUST JAMES COMEY.ABE. I DONT TRUST JAMES COMEY.
I DONT TRUST PESTER STRUCK, I I DONT TRUST PESTER STRUCK, I
DONT TRUST JOHN BRENNAN. DONT TRUST JOHN BRENNAN.
>>SENATOR, LET ME ASK YOU THIS.>>SENATOR, LET ME ASK YOU THIS.
>>I JUST WANT THE TRUTH, CHUCK.>>I JUST WANT THE TRUTH, CHUCK.
>>SO WOULD I.>>SO WOULD I.
>>I WANT TO TRUTH.>>I WANT TO TRUTH.
YOU SET THIS THING UP TOTALLY YOU SET THIS THING UP TOTALLY
BIASED. BIASED. I CAN NEVER REALLY GET INTO THE I CAN NEVER REALLY GET INTO THE FULL NARRATIVE. FULL NARRATIVE. WE DONT HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO GO WE DONT HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO GO THROUGH ALL THE THINGS I CAN THROUGH ALL THE THINGS I CAN TALK ABOUT. TALK ABOUT.>>BECAUSE YOU CAME HERE AND>>BECAUSE YOU CAME HERE AND CHOSE TO BRING UP SOMETHING CHOSE TO BRING UP SOMETHING ABOUT. ABOUT.>>NO, YOU STARTED THE PIECE>>NO, YOU STARTED THE PIECE WITH SOMETHING INCREDIBLY BIASED WITH SOMETHING INCREDIBLY BIASED THAT I WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO THAT I WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO GET THE TRUTH OUT. GET THE TRUTH OUT.>>SENATOR, I DONT KNOW WHY YOU>>SENATOR, I DONT KNOW WHY YOU JUST CAME ON HERE TO PERSONALLY
ATTACK THE PRESS AND AVOIDNALLY ATTACK THE PRESS AND AVOID
ANSWERING QUESTIONS ABOUT. ANSWERING QUESTIONS ABOUT.
>>BECAUSE OF YOUR SET-UP PIECE.>>BECAUSE OF YOUR SET-UP PIECE.
>>SENATOR, ITS PRETTY CLEAR,>>SENATOR, ITS PRETTY CLEAR,
WERE ONLY DEALING WITH THE WERE ONLY DEALING WITH THE
FACTS THAT WE HAVE. FACTS THAT WE HAVE.
>>THATS WHAT I WANT TO DEAL>>THATS WHAT I WANT TO DEAL
WITH. WITH. I CANT GET THE ANSWERS.
AND I CANT GET THE ANSWERS. AND I CANT GET THE ANSWERS.
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CANT GET THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CANT GET
THE ANSWERS. THE ANSWERS.
SOMETHING PRETTY FISHY HAPPENED SOMETHING PRETTY FISHY HAPPENED
DURING THE 2016 CAMPAIGN AND THE DURING THE 2016 CAMPAIGN AND THE
TRANSITION, THE EARLY PART OF TRANSITION, THE EARLY PART OF
THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY AND WE THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY AND WE
STILL DONT KNOW. STILL DONT KNOW.
ROBERT MUELLER. ROBERT MUELLER.
>>WE DO KNOW THE ANSWERS.>>WE DO KNOW THE ANSWERS.
>>HE NEVER LEAKED ANY OF THAT>>HE NEVER LEAKED ANY OF THAT
NARRATIVE. NARRATIVE.
HOPEFULLY WE WILL GET TO THE HOPEFULLY WE WILL GET TO THE
BOTTOM OF THIS. BOTTOM OF THIS.>>YOU ARE MAKING A CHOICE NOT
TO BELIEVE THE INVESTIGATIONST TO BELIEVE THE INVESTIGATIONS
THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE, MULTIPLE. THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE, MULTIPLE.
>>NO, IM TRYING TO LOOK AT THE>>NO, IM TRYING TO LOOK AT THE
TRUTH. TRUTH. THE MEDIA DOESNT. THE MEDIA DOESNT.>>THE TRUTH IS ONLY WHEN IT
BENEFITS — POLITICALLYEN IT BENEFITS — POLITICALLY
COMFORTABLE WITH YOU?

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