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NOW.>>>HI, EVERYONE, IT’S 4:00 IN>>>HI, EVERYONE, IT’S 4:00 IN NEW YORK. NEW YORK. I’M STEVE KORNACKI IN FOR I’M STEVE KORNACKI IN FOR NICOLLE WALLACE. NICOLLE WALLACE. WE START WITH SOME BREAKING WE START WITH SOME BREAKING NEWS. NEWS. FOLLOWING DAYS OF BIPARTISAN FOLLOWING DAYS OF BIPARTISAN SCRUTINY, ANOTHER FAILURE FOR SCRUTINY, ANOTHER FAILURE FOR THE EVER-CHAOTIC WHITE HOUSE THE EVER-CHAOTIC WHITE HOUSE VETTING PROCESS. VETTING PROCESS. DONALD TRUMP’S EMBATTLED PICK DONALD TRUMP’S EMBATTLED PICK FOR DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL FOR DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, CONGRESSMAN JOHN INTELLIGENCE, CONGRESSMAN JOHN RATCLIFFE, IS NOW WITHDRAWING RATCLIFFE, IS NOW WITHDRAWING HIS NOMINATION. HIS NOMINATION. THAT ANNOUNCEMENT AFTER THE THAT ANNOUNCEMENT AFTER THE PRESIDENT SPENT THE BETTER PART PRESIDENT SPENT THE BETTER PART OF HIS WEEK FIGHTING OFF OF HIS WEEK FIGHTING OFF LEGITIMATE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE LEGITIMATE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CONGRESSMAN’S LACK OF CONGRESSMAN’S LACK OF EXPERIENCE, HIS PADDED RESUME EXPERIENCE, HIS PADDED RESUME AND PARTISANSHIP, NOT EXACTLY AND PARTISANSHIP, NOT EXACTLY DESIRED CHARACTERISTIC FOR THE DESIRED CHARACTERISTIC FOR THE NATION’S TOP INTELLIGENCE JOB. NATION’S TOP INTELLIGENCE JOB. HERE WAS THE ANNOUNCEMENT A HERE WAS THE ANNOUNCEMENT A SHORT WHILE AGO ON TWITTER — SHORT WHILE AGO ON TWITTER — OUR GREAT REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN OUR GREAT REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JOHN RATCLIFFE IS BEING TREATED JOHN RATCLIFFE IS BEING TREATED VERY UNFAIRLY BY THE LAMESTREAM VERY UNFAIRLY BY THE LAMESTREAM MEDIA. MEDIA. I EXPLAINED TO JOHN HOW I EXPLAINED TO JOHN HOW MISERABLE IT WOULD BE FOR HIM MISERABLE IT WOULD BE FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY TO DEAL WITH AND HIS FAMILY TO DEAL WITH THESE PEOPLE. THESE PEOPLE. JOHN HAS, THEREFORE, DECIDED TO JOHN HAS, THEREFORE, DECIDED TO STAY IN CONGRESS WHERE HE HAS STAY IN CONGRESS WHERE HE HAS DONE SUCH AN OUTSTANDING JOB DONE SUCH AN OUTSTANDING JOB REPRESENTING THE PEOPLE OF TEXAS REPRESENTING THE PEOPLE OF TEXAS AND OUR COUNTRY. AND OUR COUNTRY. I WILL BE ANNOUNCING MY I WILL BE ANNOUNCING MY NOMINATION FOR DNI SHORTLY. NOMINATION FOR DNI SHORTLY. THIS, OF COURSE A BIG REVERSAL THIS, OF COURSE A BIG REVERSAL FROM WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAD SAID FROM WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAD SAID ABOUT RATCLIFFE JUST 24 HOURS ABOUT RATCLIFFE JUST 24 HOURS AGO. AGO.>>CONGRESSMAN RATCLIFFE IS AN>>CONGRESSMAN RATCLIFFE IS AN OUTSTANDING MAN AND I’M SURE HE OUTSTANDING MAN AND I’M SURE HE WILL BE ABLE TO DO VERY WELL. WILL BE ABLE TO DO VERY WELL. I THINK HE’S JUST OUTSTANDING. I THINK HE’S JUST OUTSTANDING. HIGHLY RESPECTED THAT EVERYBODY HIGHLY RESPECTED THAT EVERYBODY THAT KNOWS HIM. THAT KNOWS HIM.>>THE PRESIDENT ACTUALLY JUST A>>THE PRESIDENT ACTUALLY JUST A FEW SECONDS AGO FINISHED TALKING FEW SECONDS AGO FINISHED TALKING WITH REPORTERS ON THE SOUTH LAWN WITH REPORTERS ON THE SOUTH LAWN OF THE WHITE HOUSE. OF THE WHITE HOUSE. WE’RE GOING TO BRING YOU THOSE WE’RE GOING TO BRING YOU THOSE COMMENTS. COMMENTS. HE DID GET INTO THIS SUBJECT OF HE DID GET INTO THIS SUBJECT OF JOHN RATCLIFFE QUITE A BIT. JOHN RATCLIFFE QUITE A BIT. WE WILL BRING YOU THOSE COMMENTS WE WILL BRING YOU THOSE COMMENTS WHEN WE CAN. WHEN WE CAN. FOR HIS PART, MEANWHILE, FOR HIS PART, MEANWHILE, RATCLIFFE, HOURS BEFORE HIS RATCLIFFE, HOURS BEFORE HIS NOMINATION WAS ON FOX NEWS NOMINATION WAS ON FOX NEWS SUGGESTING THERE MAY HAVE BEEN A SUGGESTING THERE MAY HAVE BEEN A CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY SURROUNDING CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY SURROUNDING THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION. THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION. HE WROTE THIS ON TWITTER, QUOTE, HE WROTE THIS ON TWITTER, QUOTE, I DO NOT WISH FOR A NATIONAL I DO NOT WISH FOR A NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTELLIGENCE DEBATE SECURITY AND INTELLIGENCE DEBATE SURROUNDING MY CONFIRMATION, SURROUNDING MY CONFIRMATION, HOWEVER UNTRUE, TO BECOME A HOWEVER UNTRUE, TO BECOME A PURELY POLITICAL AND PARTISAN PURELY POLITICAL AND PARTISAN ISSUE. ISSUE. THE COUNTRY WE ALL LOVE DESERVES THE COUNTRY WE ALL LOVE DESERVES THAT IT BE TREATED AS AN THAT IT BE TREATED AS AN AMERICAN ISSUE. AMERICAN ISSUE. ACCORDINGLY, I HAVE ASKED THE ACCORDINGLY, I HAVE ASKED THE PRESIDENT TO NOMINATE SOMEONE PRESIDENT TO NOMINATE SOMEONE OTHER THAN ME FOR THIS POSITION. OTHER THAN ME FOR THIS POSITION. HERE TO BRING US ALL THROUGH ALL HERE TO BRING US ALL THROUGH ALL OF THE DETAILS ON THIS AT THE OF THE DETAILS ON THIS AT THE TABLE WITH US WE HAVE FORMER TABLE WITH US WE HAVE FORMER REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN FROM REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN FROM PENNSYLVANIA, RYAN COSTELLO. PENNSYLVANIA, RYAN COSTELLO. ANOTHER FORMER REPUBLICAN ANOTHER FORMER REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN NOW AN INDEPENDENT, CONGRESSMAN NOW AN INDEPENDENT, DAVID JOLLY FROM FLORIDA, “THE DAVID JOLLY FROM FLORIDA, “THE WASHINGTON POST” SENIOR WASHINGTON POST” SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENT PAUL CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENT PAUL KING, FORMER COLLEAGUE OF MY AT KING, FORMER COLLEAGUE OF MY AT ROLL CALL, BY THE WAY, ALONG ROLL CALL, BY THE WAY, ALONG WITH WHITE HOUSE REPORTER FOR WITH WHITE HOUSE REPORTER FOR THE DATY BEAT, AND FORMER THE DATY BEAT, AND FORMER DIRECTOR ASSISTANCE FOR DIRECTOR ASSISTANCE FOR COUNTERINTELLIGENCE AT THE FBI COUNTERINTELLIGENCE AT THE FBI FRANK FIGLIUZZI. FRANK FIGLIUZZI. THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US. THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US. WE PLAYED THE PRESIDENT 24 HOURS WE PLAYED THE PRESIDENT 24 HOURS AGO, SEEMED TO HAVE FULL FAITH AGO, SEEMED TO HAVE FULL FAITH IN THIS NOMINATION. IN THIS NOMINATION. NOW THE PLUG IS PULLED. NOW THE PLUG IS PULLED. WHAT HAPPENED BETWEEN THEN AND WHAT HAPPENED BETWEEN THEN AND NOW? NOW?>>WELL, THE PRESIDENT OF THE>>WELL, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AS YOU SHOWED IN UNITED STATES, AS YOU SHOWED IN THE TWEET TO THE AUDIENCE IS THE TWEET TO THE AUDIENCE IS BLAMING THE QUOTE/UNQUOTE BLAMING THE QUOTE/UNQUOTE LAMESTREAM MEDIA AND WHAT THE LAMESTREAM MEDIA AND WHAT THE POTENTIALLY NEGATIVE NEWS POTENTIALLY NEGATIVE NEWS COVERAGE COULD POSSIBLY DO TO COVERAGE COULD POSSIBLY DO TO REPRESENTATIVE RATCLIFFE DURING REPRESENTATIVE RATCLIFFE DURING A TESTY NOMINATION PROCESS. A TESTY NOMINATION PROCESS. BUT THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN BUT THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN ABSORBING COVERAGE OF THIS FOR ABSORBING COVERAGE OF THIS FOR THE PAST 24 HOURS AND SEVERAL THE PAST 24 HOURS AND SEVERAL DAYS BEFORE THAT AND HE’S DAYS BEFORE THAT AND HE’S NOTICED IT HASN’T JUST BEEN THE NOTICED IT HASN’T JUST BEEN THE MEDIA AND DEMOCRATS THAT HAVE MEDIA AND DEMOCRATS THAT HAVE BEEN LAYING INTO RATCLIFFE AND BEEN LAYING INTO RATCLIFFE AND HIS SUPPOSED SHORTCOMINGS OR HIS SUPPOSED SHORTCOMINGS OR LACK OF QUALIFICATIONS ON HIS LACK OF QUALIFICATIONS ON HIS RESUME, IT’S BEEN REPUBLICANS AS RESUME, IT’S BEEN REPUBLICANS AS WELL. WELL. THERE HAS NOT BEEN THIS THERE HAS NOT BEEN THIS OUTPOURING OF WARMTH OR SUPPORT OUTPOURING OF WARMTH OR SUPPORT OR LOVE FOR RATCLIFFE FROM OR LOVE FOR RATCLIFFE FROM REPUBLICANS ON CAPITOL HILL, REPUBLICANS ON CAPITOL HILL, INCLUDING FROM RELIABLE TRUMP INCLUDING FROM RELIABLE TRUMP ALLIES ON THIS ISSUE. ALLIES ON THIS ISSUE. AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, OUR SOURCES ARE TELLING STATES, OUR SOURCES ARE TELLING US AT THE DAILY BEAST, HAVE US AT THE DAILY BEAST, HAVE TAKEN NOTE OF THAT AND IT TAKEN NOTE OF THAT AND IT SERIOUSLY CONTRIBUTED TO HIM SERIOUSLY CONTRIBUTED TO HIM PULLING THIS NOMINATION. PULLING THIS NOMINATION.>>SO PAUL, GET INTO THAT.>>SO PAUL, GET INTO THAT. THIS WAS A POSITION THAT NEEDED THIS WAS A POSITION THAT NEEDED CONFIRMATION IN THE SENATE. CONFIRMATION IN THE SENATE. REPUBLICANS HAD 53. REPUBLICANS HAD 53. THAT MEANS IT DOESN’T TAKE THAT THAT MEANS IT DOESN’T TAKE THAT MANY REPUBLICANS DEFECTING TO MANY REPUBLICANS DEFECTING TO KILL A NOMINATION. KILL A NOMINATION. IS THAT WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN IS THAT WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN HERE? HERE?>>JOHN MANSION TOLD US AND HE’S>>JOHN MANSION TOLD US AND HE’S THE MOST MOD RIFT, CENTRIST THE MOST MOD RIFT, CENTRIST DEMOCRAT, HE SAID RIGHT AWAY HE DEMOCRAT, HE SAID RIGHT AWAY HE WAS VOTING NO, I DIDN’T THINK HE WAS VOTING NO, I DIDN’T THINK HE HAD THE RIGHT QUALIFICATIONS. HAD THE RIGHT QUALIFICATIONS. THAT MEANS YOU’RE LOOKING AT A THAT MEANS YOU’RE LOOKING AT A POOL OF 53 REPUBLICANS. POOL OF 53 REPUBLICANS. THERE WAS ALMOST NOBODY CREATING THERE WAS ALMOST NOBODY CREATING ANY ECHO CHAMBER OF SUPPORT. ANY ECHO CHAMBER OF SUPPORT. TODD YOUNG, WHO SERVED IN THE TODD YOUNG, WHO SERVED IN THE HOUSE FOUR YEARS WITH RATCLIFFE, HOUSE FOUR YEARS WITH RATCLIFFE, WHO THESE TWO KNOW WELL, TODD WHO THESE TWO KNOW WELL, TODD YOUNG ASKED BY ONE OF MY YOUNG ASKED BY ONE OF MY COLLEAGUES ABOUT HIM SAID, I COLLEAGUES ABOUT HIM SAID, I DON’T KNOW HIM. DON’T KNOW HIM. IF THAT’S THE KIND OF SUPPORT IF THAT’S THE KIND OF SUPPORT YOU’RE GOING TO GET, THAT SHOWS YOU’RE GOING TO GET, THAT SHOWS YOU WHERE THE NOMINATION WAS YOU WHERE THE NOMINATION WAS HEADED IN THE SENATE. HEADED IN THE SENATE.>>WE HAVE TWO FORMER REPUBLICAN>>WE HAVE TWO FORMER REPUBLICAN MEMBERS. MEMBERS. DID YOU KNOW HIM? DID YOU KNOW HIM?>>NO, I SERVED WITH HIM, CAME>>NO, I SERVED WITH HIM, CAME IN WITH HIM, HIS OFFICE WAS IN WITH HIM, HIS OFFICE WAS RIGHT ACROSS FROM MINE. RIGHT ACROSS FROM MINE. I LIKE HIM. I LIKE HIM. HE’S HARD WORKING AND SMART. HE’S HARD WORKING AND SMART. I WOULD ADD, THE POLITICAL I WOULD ADD, THE POLITICAL DYNAMIC IS THIS, I THINK, YOU DYNAMIC IS THIS, I THINK, YOU HAVE YOUR MUELLER HEARINGS IN HAVE YOUR MUELLER HEARINGS IN THE HOUSE. THE HOUSE. THIS NOMINATION, IF IT GOES TO THIS NOMINATION, IF IT GOES TO THE SENATE, JUST BRINGS THAT THE SENATE, JUST BRINGS THAT ENTIRE — IT’S LIKE AN ENTREE ENTIRE — IT’S LIKE AN ENTREE FOR SENATE DEMOCRATS TO PLAY FOR SENATE DEMOCRATS TO PLAY WHACK-A-MOLE ON THE NOMINATION WHACK-A-MOLE ON THE NOMINATION AS WELL. AS WELL. TO JOHN RATCLIFFE’S POINT OR TO JOHN RATCLIFFE’S POINT OR TWEET, IT WILL BE ENTIRELY TWEET, IT WILL BE ENTIRELY POLITICAL IN THE SENATE IF HE POLITICAL IN THE SENATE IF HE WERE TO GO FORWARD WITH WERE TO GO FORWARD WITH CONFIRMATION. CONFIRMATION.>>FRANK, THE OTHER QUESTION>>FRANK, THE OTHER QUESTION HERE TOO IS ABOUT THIS POSITION HERE TOO IS ABOUT THIS POSITION ITSELF, DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL ITSELF, DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE TALKING THROUGH, INTELLIGENCE TALKING THROUGH, BECAUSE I THINK IT HAS A BECAUSE I THINK IT HAS A REPUTATION AS BEING AT LEAST IN REPUTATION AS BEING AT LEAST IN DESIGN A LITTLE BIT ABOVE, A DESIGN A LITTLE BIT ABOVE, A LITTLE BIT SEPARATE FROM THE LITTLE BIT SEPARATE FROM THE NORMAL PARTISAN FRAY WHICH NORMAL PARTISAN FRAY WHICH MEANS, AGAIN, AT LEAST IN THEORY MEANS, AGAIN, AT LEAST IN THEORY HERE FOLKS LOOKING AT THIS FROM HERE FOLKS LOOKING AT THIS FROM A CONFIRMATION STANDPOINT ARE A CONFIRMATION STANDPOINT ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEBODY WHO’S GOING LOOKING FOR SOMEBODY WHO’S GOING TO SEEM A LITTLE LESS POLITICAL TO SEEM A LITTLE LESS POLITICAL THAN YOUR AVERAGE NOMINEE. THAN YOUR AVERAGE NOMINEE.>>STEVEN, FOR THAT YOU’RE RIGHT>>STEVEN, FOR THAT YOU’RE RIGHT AND FOR THAT REASON, WE NEED TO AND FOR THAT REASON, WE NEED TO CHALK THIS UP IN THE WIN COLUMN CHALK THIS UP IN THE WIN COLUMN FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND TRUTH AND INTELLIGENCE TRUTH AND INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY. COMMUNITY. YOU’RE RIGHT IT’S A POST 9/11 YOU’RE RIGHT IT’S A POST 9/11 CREATED POSITION TO COORDINATE CREATED POSITION TO COORDINATE ABOUT 17 INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES ABOUT 17 INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES AND HAVE THEM ALL ROWING IN THE AND HAVE THEM ALL ROWING IN THE SAME DIRECTION. SAME DIRECTION. HE SETS ELECTION PRIORITIES, HE HE SETS ELECTION PRIORITIES, HE SPEAKS TRUTH TO THE WHITE HOUSE SPEAKS TRUTH TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL AND NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL AND CONGRESS, AND SO IT’S CRATE AND CONGRESS, AND SO IT’S CRATE CAL CAL A CHRIS CAL A CHRIS CAL A CHRIS CALRITICAL POSITION, ESP A CHRIS CALRITICAL POSITION, ESP WHEN WE’RE UNDER ATTACK, DEEP WHEN WE’RE UNDER ATTACK, DEEP THREAT, BROAD THREATS, AND WE THREAT, BROAD THREATS, AND WE NEED EXPERIENCE. NEED EXPERIENCE. THIS WAS NOT THAT GUY. THIS WAS NOT THAT GUY. I CHOCK THIS UP AS A RARE WIN I CHOCK THIS UP AS A RARE WIN FOR THE RIGHT THING BEING DONE. FOR THE RIGHT THING BEING DONE. THE FACT REPUBLICANS WERE THE FACT REPUBLICANS WERE LOOKING TO STANCE THIS LOOKING TO STANCE THIS NOMINATION, WE NEED TO APPLAUD. NOMINATION, WE NEED TO APPLAUD.>>YOU MENTIONED THE NAME HERE,>>YOU MENTIONED THE NAME HERE, JOHN RATCLIFFE WAS NEW TO A LOT JOHN RATCLIFFE WAS NEW TO A LOT OF FOLKS. OF FOLKS. JUST IN THE LAST COUPLE OF JUST IN THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THIS FOM WEEKS, ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THIS FOM NATION AND RIGHT BEFORE THAT THE NATION AND RIGHT BEFORE THAT THE QUESTION AREAL ROBERT MUELLER. QUESTION AREAL ROBERT MUELLER. HEARINGS CERTAINLY CAUGHT THE HEARINGS CERTAINLY CAUGHT THE ATTENTION APPARENTLY OF THE ATTENTION APPARENTLY OF THE ADMINISTRATION IN SOME WAYS BUT ADMINISTRATION IN SOME WAYS BUT FOLKS WATCHING THAT TOO. FOLKS WATCHING THAT TOO. AGAIN, THIS IS A TASTE OF AGAIN, THIS IS A TASTE OF RATCLIFFE WITH MUELLER. RATCLIFFE WITH MUELLER. TAKE A LOOK. TAKE A LOOK.>>RESPECTFULLY DIRECTOR, YOU>>RESPECTFULLY DIRECTOR, YOU DIDN’T FOLLOW THE SPECIAL DIDN’T FOLLOW THE SPECIAL COUNSEL REGULATIONS. COUNSEL REGULATIONS. RECOLLECTFULLY RECOLLECTFULLY RESPECTFULLY BY DO THAT, MANAGED RESPECTFULLY BY DO THAT, MANAGED TO VIOLATE THE MOST SACRED TO VIOLATE THE MOST SACRED TRADITIONS OF PROSECUTORS NOT TRADITIONS OF PROSECUTORS NOT OFFERING PROSECUTORIAL ANALYSIS. OFFERING PROSECUTORIAL ANALYSIS. I AGREE WITH THE CHAIRMAN WHEN I AGREE WITH THE CHAIRMAN WHEN HE SAID DONALD TRUMP’S NOT ABOVE HE SAID DONALD TRUMP’S NOT ABOVE THE LAW. THE LAW. HE’S NOT. HE’S NOT. BUT HE DAMN SURE SHOULDN’T BE BUT HE DAMN SURE SHOULDN’T BE BELOW THE LAW, WHICH IS WHERE BELOW THE LAW, WHICH IS WHERE VOLUME TWO OF THIS REPORT PUTS VOLUME TWO OF THIS REPORT PUTS HIM. HIM.>>DAVID JOLLY, A LOT OF CRITICS>>DAVID JOLLY, A LOT OF CRITICS LOOKING AT THAT SAID A, THAT LOOKING AT THAT SAID A, THAT MOUNTED AS AN AUDITION FOR THIS MOUNTED AS AN AUDITION FOR THIS APPOINTMENT FOR DONALD TRUMP AND APPOINTMENT FOR DONALD TRUMP AND B, CALLED INTO QUESTION THE KIND B, CALLED INTO QUESTION THE KIND OF LOYALTY HE HAD PERHAPS TO OF LOYALTY HE HAD PERHAPS TO DONALD TRUMP THAT SHOULD BE DONALD TRUMP THAT SHOULD BE SEPARATE FOR THE POSITION. SEPARATE FOR THE POSITION.>>I DON’T THINK THAT’S WHAT>>I DON’T THINK THAT’S WHAT SANK HIM. SANK HIM. I SERVED WITH JOHN RATCLIFFE. I SERVED WITH JOHN RATCLIFFE. I THINK HE’S A CAPABLE PERSON. I THINK HE’S A CAPABLE PERSON. YOU COULD HAVE RUN AN YOU COULD HAVE RUN AN ORGANIZATION. ORGANIZATION. FRANKLY, COULD YOU HAVE HAD FRANKLY, COULD YOU HAVE HAD LINDSEY GRAHAM IN EXACTLY THAT LINDSEY GRAHAM IN EXACTLY THAT MOMENT AND HE WOULD HAVE SAID MOMENT AND HE WOULD HAVE SAID EXACTLY THAT SAME THING. EXACTLY THAT SAME THING. I DON’T THINK IT’S THE I DON’T THINK IT’S THE PARTISANSHIP OR INEXPERIENCE PARTISANSHIP OR INEXPERIENCE THAT SANK THIS NOMINATION. THAT SANK THIS NOMINATION. DONALD TRUMP THRIVES IN THAT DONALD TRUMP THRIVES IN THAT ENVIRONMENT, INEXPERIENCE, ENVIRONMENT, INEXPERIENCE, PARTISAN LOYALISTS. PARTISAN LOYALISTS. THIS IS ABOUT LYING ON YOUR THIS IS ABOUT LYING ON YOUR RESUME. RESUME. KUDOS TO THOSE IN THE MEDIA, KUDOS TO THOSE IN THE MEDIA, PETE WILLIAMS, KEN LITTLEDILANIA PETE WILLIAMS, KEN LITTLEDILANIA NOTION HE SAID HE PROSECUTED NOTION HE SAID HE PROSECUTED TERRORISTS AND WHETHER ASKED TO TERRORISTS AND WHETHER ASKED TO CLARIFY THAT IT TURNS OUT HE CLARIFY THAT IT TURNS OUT HE INVESTIGATED JUROR MISCONDUCT IN INVESTIGATED JUROR MISCONDUCT IN A TERRORIST TRIAL, THE DYNAMIC A TERRORIST TRIAL, THE DYNAMIC IN WASHINGTON, PAUL KNOWS WELL, IN WASHINGTON, PAUL KNOWS WELL, CONGRESS IS OUT ON RECESS CONGRESS IS OUT ON RECESS THERE’S FIVE WEEKS FOR THIS THERE’S FIVE WEEKS FOR THIS STORY TO SIMMER. STORY TO SIMMER. AND THE ONE THING THE AND THE ONE THING THE ADMINISTRATION AND RATCLIFFE ADMINISTRATION AND RATCLIFFE COULD NOT DEFEND IN A COULD NOT DEFEND IN A CONFIRMATION HEARING IS A DNI CONFIRMATION HEARING IS A DNI PROSPECT WHO WOULD LIE ABOUT PROSPECT WHO WOULD LIE ABOUT PROSECUTING TERRORISTS. PROSECUTING TERRORISTS. WE WILL KNOW BASED ON WHETHER WE WILL KNOW BASED ON WHETHER HIS BIO GETS CORRECTED AFTER HIS BIO GETS CORRECTED AFTER WITHDRAWING THE NOMINATION. WITHDRAWING THE NOMINATION.>>WE PUT UP KEN DILANIAN’S>>WE PUT UP KEN DILANIAN’S POST — ALTHOUGH RATCLIFFE PUT POST — ALTHOUGH RATCLIFFE PUT TERRORISTS IN PRISON THERE’S NO TERRORISTS IN PRISON THERE’S NO EVIDENCE HE EVER PROSECUTED A EVIDENCE HE EVER PROSECUTED A TERRORISM TASTE. TERRORISM TASTE. WHILE HE WAS A U.S. ATTORNEY IN WHILE HE WAS A U.S. ATTORNEY IN EAST TEXAS, RATCLIFFE WAS EAST TEXAS, RATCLIFFE WAS APPOINTED A PROSECUTOR AGAINST A APPOINTED A PROSECUTOR AGAINST A GROUP FOUND GUILTY OF FUNNELING GROUP FOUND GUILTY OF FUNNELING MONEY TO A TERROR GROUP BUT HIS MONEY TO A TERROR GROUP BUT HIS NAME IS NOT IN THE TRIAL RECORD. NAME IS NOT IN THE TRIAL RECORD. WE MENTIONED APPARENTLY THE WE MENTIONED APPARENTLY THE PRESIDENT IN THE LAST FEW PRESIDENT IN THE LAST FEW MINUTES WAS TALKING TO THE PRESS MINUTES WAS TALKING TO THE PRESS AND THE QUESTION CAME UP, WHY AND THE QUESTION CAME UP, WHY DIDN’T YOU VET THIS? DIDN’T YOU VET THIS? WHY DIDN’T YOU KNOW THIS? WHY DIDN’T YOU KNOW THIS? THE PRESIDENT APPARENTLY THE PRESIDENT APPARENTLY RESPONDED WELL, THE VETTING RESPONDED WELL, THE VETTING PROCESS TO ME IS THE PRESS. PROCESS TO ME IS THE PRESS.>>IT’S SORT OF PAR FOR THE>>IT’S SORT OF PAR FOR THE COURSE FOR THE TRUMP COURSE FOR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AT THIS POINT, ADMINISTRATION AT THIS POINT, OVER TWO YEARS IN, THAT THE OVER TWO YEARS IN, THAT THE VETTING PROCESS FOR THIS VETTING PROCESS FOR THIS ADMINISTRATION AT THE HIGHEST ADMINISTRATION AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS EVEN FROM THE LEVELS EVEN FROM THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY HAS BEEN INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY HAS BEEN A FRAUGHT MESS. A FRAUGHT MESS. THAT’S SADLY THE REALITY THE THAT’S SADLY THE REALITY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS NOT ONLY LIVING WITH BUT IS NOT ONLY LIVING WITH BUT ACTIVELY OPERATING. ACTIVELY OPERATING. WHEN IT COMES TO ALL OF THE WHEN IT COMES TO ALL OF THE DISCUSSIONS THAT OCCURRED OVER DISCUSSIONS THAT OCCURRED OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS IS THIS GUY THE LAST FEW DAYS IS THIS GUY RIGHT OR IS HE EVEN FIT FOR THIS RIGHT OR IS HE EVEN FIT FOR THIS VERY IMPORTANT INTELLIGENCE VERY IMPORTANT INTELLIGENCE POST, EVEN FOR SOMETHING AS POST, EVEN FOR SOMETHING AS FUNDAMENTALLY IMPORTANT AS THIS, FUNDAMENTALLY IMPORTANT AS THIS, WHEN IT COMES TO THE 45th WHEN IT COMES TO THE 45th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, THE TOP QUALIFICATION FOR AN THE TOP QUALIFICATION FOR AN AUDITION OR A JOB INTERVIEW FOR AUDITION OR A JOB INTERVIEW FOR TRUMP IS FUEL TO PRESIDENT TRUMP IS FUEL TO PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AND DID RATCLIFFE DONALD TRUMP AND DID RATCLIFFE WHATEVER HE DID OR ALLEGEDLY DID WHATEVER HE DID OR ALLEGEDLY DID FIT THAT QUALIFICATION? FIT THAT QUALIFICATION? AND THE VETTING AND SCRAMBLING AND THE VETTING AND SCRAMBLING CAME AFTER. CAME AFTER. AGAIN, THIS IS ABSOLUTELY NOT AGAIN, THIS IS ABSOLUTELY NOT THE FIRST TIME SOMETHING LIKE THE FIRST TIME SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAS HAPPENED IN A BUNGLING, THIS HAS HAPPENED IN A BUNGLING, SORT OF HUMILIATING FASHION SORT OF HUMILIATING FASHION PLAYING OUT IN PUBLIC FOR THIS PLAYING OUT IN PUBLIC FOR THIS PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. IT’S HOW HE DOES BUSINESS AS IT’S HOW HE DOES BUSINESS AS LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD. LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD.>>SO I MENTIONED THE PRESIDENT>>SO I MENTIONED THE PRESIDENT TALKING WITH THE PRESS THERE ON TALKING WITH THE PRESS THERE ON THE SOUTH LAWN OF THE WHITE THE SOUTH LAWN OF THE WHITE HOUSE A FEW MINUTES AGO. HOUSE A FEW MINUTES AGO. AGAIN, WE’RE TRYING TO GET THE AGAIN, WE’RE TRYING TO GET THE TAPE TURNED AROUND AND THE TAPE TURNED AROUND AND THE COMMENTS HE MADE ABOUT THE COMMENTS HE MADE ABOUT THE VETTING PROCESS. VETTING PROCESS. YOU SEE THAT WAS HIM APPROACHING YOU SEE THAT WAS HIM APPROACHING THE PRESS JUST A COUPLE MINUTES THE PRESS JUST A COUPLE MINUTES AGO. AGO. PAUL, PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS ASKING PAUL, PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS ASKING TOO I THINK DYNAMICS AMONG TOO I THINK DYNAMICS AMONG REPUBLICANS IN THE SENATE ABOUT REPUBLICANS IN THE SENATE ABOUT WHERE THEY DRAW THE LINE AND ARE WHERE THEY DRAW THE LINE AND ARE WILLING TO SAY — TO COME UP WILLING TO SAY — TO COME UP AGAINST THIS ADMINISTRATION ON AGAINST THIS ADMINISTRATION ON SOMETHING. SOMETHING. DO YOU AGREE WITH WHAT DAVID DO YOU AGREE WITH WHAT DAVID JOLLY WAS SAYING, THIS THIS JOLLY WAS SAYING, THIS THIS PIECE ABOUT THE TERRORISM, THE PIECE ABOUT THE TERRORISM, THE CLAIMED TERRORISM BACKGROUND WAS CLAIMED TERRORISM BACKGROUND WAS THE LINE FOR THEM? THE LINE FOR THEM? OR WOULD THERE HAVE BEEN TROUBLE OR WOULD THERE HAVE BEEN TROUBLE NO MATTER WHAT? NO MATTER WHAT?>>DAVID’S RIGHT.>>DAVID’S RIGHT. THAT WAS A VERY BIG POINT. THAT WAS A VERY BIG POINT. BUT ALSO THEY WERE REPLACING A BUT ALSO THEY WERE REPLACING A GOOD FRIEND OF THEIRS — GOOD FRIEND OF THEIRS –>>WE HAVE TO INTERRUPT YOU.>>WE HAVE TO INTERRUPT YOU. WE HAVE THE TAPE AND HE’S WE HAVE THE TAPE AND HE’S STARTING. STARTING. HERE WE GO. HERE WE GO.>>CONGRESSMAN RATCLIFFE WAS>>CONGRESSMAN RATCLIFFE WAS BEING TREATED VERY UNFAIRLY. BEING TREATED VERY UNFAIRLY. I WAS READING THE PRESS AND I I WAS READING THE PRESS AND I THINK I AM A STUDENT OF THE THINK I AM A STUDENT OF THE PRESS AND I COULD SEE THE PRESS PRESS AND I COULD SEE THE PRESS WAS HURTING HIM, I FELT VERY WAS HURTING HIM, I FELT VERY UNFAIRLY. UNFAIRLY. HE’S AN OUTSTANDING MAN. HE’S AN OUTSTANDING MAN. I ASKED HIM, DO YOU WANT TO GO I ASKED HIM, DO YOU WANT TO GO THROUGH THIS FOR TWO, THREE THROUGH THIS FOR TWO, THREE MONTHS OR WOULD YOU WANT ME TO MONTHS OR WOULD YOU WANT ME TO MAYBE DO SOMETHING ELSE? MAYBE DO SOMETHING ELSE? AND HE THOUGHT ABOUT IT. AND HE THOUGHT ABOUT IT. I SAID IT’S GOING TO BE ROUGH. I SAID IT’S GOING TO BE ROUGH. I CAN SEE EXACTLY WHERE THE I CAN SEE EXACTLY WHERE THE PRESS WAS GOING. PRESS WAS GOING. AND FAKE NEWS. AND FAKE NEWS. HE’S A FINE MAN. HE’S A FINE MAN. HE’S A FINE MAN, AND SO WE HE’S A FINE MAN, AND SO WE HADN’T STARTED THE PROCESS, AND HADN’T STARTED THE PROCESS, AND I THOUGHT IT’S EASIER BEFORE WE I THOUGHT IT’S EASIER BEFORE WE START. START. BUT I READ THINGS THAT WERE JUST BUT I READ THINGS THAT WERE JUST UNFAIR. UNFAIR. AND HE’S JUST TOO GOOD. AND HE’S JUST TOO GOOD. HE DOESN’T DESERVE IT. HE DOESN’T DESERVE IT. [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ]>>THAT MIGHT BE, I LIKE SUE>>THAT MIGHT BE, I LIKE SUE GORDON. GORDON. SUE GORDON IS THERE NOW. SUE GORDON IS THERE NOW. AND I LIKE HER VERY MUCH. AND I LIKE HER VERY MUCH. I’VE ALWAYS LIKED SUE GORDON. I’VE ALWAYS LIKED SUE GORDON. IT COULD BE. IT COULD BE. IT COULD BE. IT COULD BE. WE’LL MAKE ANOTHER CHOICE. WE’LL MAKE ANOTHER CHOICE. SUE WILL BE — SHE’S THERE NOW SUE WILL BE — SHE’S THERE NOW AND CERTAINLY SHE WILL BE AND CERTAINLY SHE WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THE ACTING. CONSIDERED FOR THE ACTING. AND THAT COULD HAPPEN. AND THAT COULD HAPPEN. WE’LL PROBABLY BE TALKING ABOUT WE’LL PROBABLY BE TALKING ABOUT IT EITHER LATER TODAY OR NEXT IT EITHER LATER TODAY OR NEXT WEEK. WEEK. DO YOU LIKE SUE GORDON? DO YOU LIKE SUE GORDON? NO, I THINK HE WAS TREATED VERY NO, I THINK HE WAS TREATED VERY BADLY, VERY HARSHLY BY THE BADLY, VERY HARSHLY BY THE PRESS. PRESS. HE HAD A DECISION TO MAKE, DO HE HAD A DECISION TO MAKE, DO YOU WANT TO GO THROUGH THIS? YOU WANT TO GO THROUGH THIS? IT COULD BE MONTHS. IT COULD BE MONTHS. AND I SAID I THINK I SEE EXACTLY AND I SAID I THINK I SEE EXACTLY WHAT THEY’RE TRYING TO DO. WHAT THEY’RE TRYING TO DO. NOBODY UNDERSTANDS THE PRESS. NOBODY UNDERSTANDS THE PRESS. BUT I THINK I UNDERSTAND THEM AS BUT I THINK I UNDERSTAND THEM AS WELL AS ANYBODY. WELL AS ANYBODY. AND I DIDN’T THINK IT WAS — AND I DIDN’T THINK IT WAS — [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] NO, THEY DIDN’T. NO, THEY DIDN’T. I THINK HE WOULD HAVE HAD I THINK HE WOULD HAVE HAD SUPPORT BUT, AGAIN, WE WERE VERY SUPPORT BUT, AGAIN, WE WERE VERY EARLY IN THE PROCESS. EARLY IN THE PROCESS. WE HADN’T EVEN STARTED. WE HADN’T EVEN STARTED. SO WE WERE VERY EARLY IN THE SO WE WERE VERY EARLY IN THE PROCESS. PROCESS. I THINK HE WOULD HAVE HAD GOOD I THINK HE WOULD HAVE HAD GOOD SUPPORT, CERTAINLY FROM THE SUPPORT, CERTAINLY FROM THE REPUBLICANS. REPUBLICANS.>>THEY WERE PRETTY CHILLY.>>THEY WERE PRETTY CHILLY.>>I CAN’T SAY THAT.>>I CAN’T SAY THAT. I CAN TELL YOU DEMOCRATS WERE I CAN TELL YOU DEMOCRATS WERE CHILLY. CHILLY. REPUBLICANS WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY REPUBLICANS WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY GOOD. GOOD. BUT A LOT OF THE REPUBLICANS BUT A LOT OF THE REPUBLICANS DIDN’T KNOW JOHN, BUT I THINK HE DIDN’T KNOW JOHN, BUT I THINK HE WOULD HAVE HAD GOOD RECEPT WOULD HAVE HAD GOOD RECEPT TINKTY AND HETINK TINKTY AND HETINK TIVETY AND HE WAS GETTING THAT. TIVETY AND HE WAS GETTING THAT. BUT I BELIEVE HE MADE THE RIGHT BUT I BELIEVE HE MADE THE RIGHT DECISION. DECISION. [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ]>>NO, YOU VET FOR ME.>>NO, YOU VET FOR ME. I LIKE WHEN YOU VET. I LIKE WHEN YOU VET. YOU VET. YOU VET. I THINK THE WHITE HOUSE HAS A I THINK THE WHITE HOUSE HAS A GREAT VETTING PROCESS. GREAT VETTING PROCESS. YOU VET FOR ME. YOU VET FOR ME. WHEN I GIVE A NAME, I GIVE IT WHEN I GIVE A NAME, I GIVE IT OUT TO THE PRESS, AND YOU VET OUT TO THE PRESS, AND YOU VET FOR ME. FOR ME. A LOT OF TIMES YOU DO A VERY A LOT OF TIMES YOU DO A VERY GOOD JOB. GOOD JOB. NOT ALWAYS. NOT ALWAYS. I THINK THE — IF YOU LOOK AT I THINK THE — IF YOU LOOK AT IT, I MEAN IF YOU TAKE A LOOK AT IT, I MEAN IF YOU TAKE A LOOK AT IT, THE VETTING PROCESS FOR THE IT, THE VETTING PROCESS FOR THE WHITE HOUSE IS VERY GOOD. WHITE HOUSE IS VERY GOOD. BUT YOU’RE PART OF THE VETTING BUT YOU’RE PART OF THE VETTING PROCESS, YOU KNOW. PROCESS, YOU KNOW. I GIVE OUT A NAME TO THE PRESS I GIVE OUT A NAME TO THE PRESS AND THEY VET FOR ME. AND THEY VET FOR ME. WE SAVE A LOT OF MONEY THAT WAY. WE SAVE A LOT OF MONEY THAT WAY. BUT IN THE CASE OF JOHN, I BUT IN THE CASE OF JOHN, I REALLY BELIEVE HE WAS BEING REALLY BELIEVE HE WAS BEING TREATED VERY HARSHLY AND VERY TREATED VERY HARSHLY AND VERY UNFAIRLY. UNFAIRLY.>>THERE IT WAS AGAIN, JUST A>>THERE IT WAS AGAIN, JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO. FEW MINUTES AGO. TOOK US A FEW SECONDS ON THE TOOK US A FEW SECONDS ON THE TAPE. TAPE. THAT WAS THE PRESIDENT YOU CAN THAT WAS THE PRESIDENT YOU CAN SEE CONTINUING TO TALK TO THE SEE CONTINUING TO TALK TO THE PRESS. PRESS. THIS JUST AFTER ANNOUNCING ON THIS JUST AFTER ANNOUNCING ON TWITTER THE WITHDRAWAL OF HIS TWITTER THE WITHDRAWAL OF HIS NOMINEE TO BE DIRECTOR OF NOMINEE TO BE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, JOHN NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, JOHN RATCLIFFE. RATCLIFFE. RYAN COSTELLO, LET ME JUST ASK RYAN COSTELLO, LET ME JUST ASK YOU, YOU HEARD HIM AT THE END YOU, YOU HEARD HIM AT THE END SAYING WHAT WE WERE PARAPHRASING SAYING WHAT WE WERE PARAPHRASING A MINUTE AGO, ESSENTIALLY THE A MINUTE AGO, ESSENTIALLY THE PRESS IS PART OF THE VETTING PRESS IS PART OF THE VETTING PROCESS TO HIM. PROCESS TO HIM. THAT’S HOW HE’S EXPLAINING THAT’S HOW HE’S EXPLAINING APPARENTLY NOT KNOWING ABOUT APPARENTLY NOT KNOWING ABOUT SOME OF THESE CONTROVERSIES SOME OF THESE CONTROVERSIES INVOLVING RATCLIFFE. INVOLVING RATCLIFFE. THE PRESIDENT BLOWING THAT OFF THE PRESIDENT BLOWING THAT OFF AS NO BIG DEAL. AS NO BIG DEAL. TO REPUBLICANS IN WASHINGTON, TO REPUBLICANS IN WASHINGTON, REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS, HOW DO REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS, HOW DO THEY FEEL ABOUT THE VETTING THEY FEEL ABOUT THE VETTING PROCESS RIGHT NOW? PROCESS RIGHT NOW?>>WELL, I THINK THAT — TO THE>>WELL, I THINK THAT — TO THE POINT PAUL WAS MAKING A LITTLE POINT PAUL WAS MAKING A LITTLE EARLIER, HAD IT PROCEEDED TO A EARLIER, HAD IT PROCEEDED TO A SENATE CONFIRMATION PROCESS, THE SENATE CONFIRMATION PROCESS, THE NEXT FIVE WEEKS IN WHAT MAY OR NEXT FIVE WEEKS IN WHAT MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN UNEARTHED, WHO MAY NOT HAVE BEEN UNEARTHED, WHO KNOWS WHERE IT MAY HAVE HEADED. KNOWS WHERE IT MAY HAVE HEADED. IT WAS PROBABLY THE RIGHT IT WAS PROBABLY THE RIGHT DECISION, SOMEWHAT ENTERTAINING. DECISION, SOMEWHAT ENTERTAINING. I WAS WAITING FOR HIM TO SAY YOU I WAS WAITING FOR HIM TO SAY YOU GUYS ARE SAVAGES OR SOMETHING GUYS ARE SAVAGES OR SOMETHING ALONG THAT NATURE. ALONG THAT NATURE. BUT YOU SAVED MONEY ALSO. BUT YOU SAVED MONEY ALSO.>>A LOT OF THESE REPUBLICANS IN>>A LOT OF THESE REPUBLICANS IN THE SENATE DIDN’T KNOW JOHN THE SENATE DIDN’T KNOW JOHN RATCLIFFE. RATCLIFFE. HE SAID THEY WOULD HAVE WARMED HE SAID THEY WOULD HAVE WARMED UP. UP. BUT WHAT WAS YOUR SENSE OF THAT? BUT WHAT WAS YOUR SENSE OF THAT?>>HE WOULD HAVE BEEN REPLACING>>HE WOULD HAVE BEEN REPLACING THEIR CLOSE FRIEND DAN COATS, THEIR CLOSE FRIEND DAN COATS, FORMER REPUBLICAN SENATOR WHO FORMER REPUBLICAN SENATOR WHO THEY WERE VERY, VERY COMFORTABLE THEY WERE VERY, VERY COMFORTABLE WITH. WITH. FELT LIKE COATS WAS A STRAIGHT FELT LIKE COATS WAS A STRAIGHT SHOOTER. SHOOTER. THEN YOU GIVE THEM SOMEBODY THAT THEN YOU GIVE THEM SOMEBODY THAT THEY DON’T KNOW AT ALL, WHOSE THEY DON’T KNOW AT ALL, WHOSE BACKGROUND GETS A LITTLE BIT BACKGROUND GETS A LITTLE BIT SHAKY, MAYBE HE INFLATED HIS SHAKY, MAYBE HE INFLATED HIS RESUME AND THIS IS TO THEM RESUME AND THIS IS TO THEM ANOTHER MICK MULVANEY PICK. ANOTHER MICK MULVANEY PICK. MICK MULVANEY IS THE ACTING MICK MULVANEY IS THE ACTING WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF NOW WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF NOW FOR EIGHT MONTHS AND HE’S FOR EIGHT MONTHS AND HE’S PULLING IN ONE OF HIS GUYS FROM PULLING IN ONE OF HIS GUYS FROM THE OLD HOUSE GOP CAUCUS FOR A THE OLD HOUSE GOP CAUCUS FOR A REALLY SENSITIVE JOB. REALLY SENSITIVE JOB. MULVANEY HAS DONE THIS A FEW MULVANEY HAS DONE THIS A FEW TIMES WITH OTHER HOUSE MEMBERS TIMES WITH OTHER HOUSE MEMBERS THAT HE’S TRIED TO THROW INTO THAT HE’S TRIED TO THROW INTO IMPORTANT JOBS. IMPORTANT JOBS. AND THERE HAVE BEEN AT LEAST AND THERE HAVE BEEN AT LEAST THIS IS THE THIRD ONE THAT HAS THIS IS THE THIRD ONE THAT HAS BLOWN UP WITH EGG ON HIS FACE. BLOWN UP WITH EGG ON HIS FACE. AND MULVANEY, THERE’S NO LOVE AND MULVANEY, THERE’S NO LOVE LOSS FOR HIM IN THE SENATE LOSS FOR HIM IN THE SENATE REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE. REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE. SO THOSE THINGS ALL ADDED UP TO SO THOSE THINGS ALL ADDED UP TO WHAT WAS REALLY GOING TO BE A WHAT WAS REALLY GOING TO BE A TOUGH CONFIRMATION. TOUGH CONFIRMATION.>>FRANK FIGLIUZZI, YOU ALSO>>FRANK FIGLIUZZI, YOU ALSO HEARD THE QUESTION THERE COMING HEARD THE QUESTION THERE COMING UP OF WHAT’S NEXT? UP OF WHAT’S NEXT? WHO, IF NOT RATCLIFFE, THE NAME WHO, IF NOT RATCLIFFE, THE NAME SUE GORDON. SUE GORDON. WHERE DO YOU THINK THIS GOES WHERE DO YOU THINK THIS GOES FROM HERE? FROM HERE? DO YOU HAVE ANY SENSE IN WHAT DO YOU HAVE ANY SENSE IN WHAT WOULD BE A GOOD PLACE FOR THIS WOULD BE A GOOD PLACE FOR THIS TO GO NOW? TO GO NOW?>>WELL, WE SAW TODAY JUST IN>>WELL, WE SAW TODAY JUST IN THIS CLIP THE PRESIDENT I THINK THIS CLIP THE PRESIDENT I THINK STARTING TO CHANGE HIS TUNE AND STARTING TO CHANGE HIS TUNE AND PERHAPS SOFTEN ON SUE GORDON. PERHAPS SOFTEN ON SUE GORDON. WE ACTUALLY HEARD HIM SAY HE WE ACTUALLY HEARD HIM SAY HE LIKES SUE GORDON. LIKES SUE GORDON. AND THAT’S CONTRARY TO SOME OF AND THAT’S CONTRARY TO SOME OF THE REPORTING THAT WE HAVE BEEN THE REPORTING THAT WE HAVE BEEN HEARING. HEARING. SO PERHAPS PEOPLE ARE GETTING TO SO PERHAPS PEOPLE ARE GETTING TO HIM AND SAYING THIS REQUIRES A HIM AND SAYING THIS REQUIRES A PROFESSIONAL. PROFESSIONAL. THIS REQUIRES EXPERIENCE. THIS REQUIRES EXPERIENCE. WE MIGHT ACTUALLY SEE HIM KEEP WE MIGHT ACTUALLY SEE HIM KEEP SUE GORDON IN PLACE AS ACTING. SUE GORDON IN PLACE AS ACTING. WE WILL SEE. WE WILL SEE. IT SEEMS TO ME THE WHEELS ARE IT SEEMS TO ME THE WHEELS ARE SPINNING. SPINNING. HE’S TRYING TO FIGURE THIS OUT. HE’S TRYING TO FIGURE THIS OUT. HE CAN’T TAKE ANOTHER BLOW ON A HE CAN’T TAKE ANOTHER BLOW ON A BAD VETTING PROCESS PUBLICLY AND BAD VETTING PROCESS PUBLICLY AND PICKING AN ACTING WITH PROBLEMS, PICKING AN ACTING WITH PROBLEMS, SO IT MIGHT BE SMART. SO IT MIGHT BE SMART. WOULD IT LEAD TO A PERMANENT WOULD IT LEAD TO A PERMANENT POSITION? POSITION? I CAN SAY THIS, I HOPE WE’RE NOT I CAN SAY THIS, I HOPE WE’RE NOT GOING TO SEE ANOTHER ACTING — GOING TO SEE ANOTHER ACTING — YET ANOTHER ACTING IN A VERY YET ANOTHER ACTING IN A VERY SENIOR CENTRAL POSITION. SENIOR CENTRAL POSITION. THIS IS GOING TO REQUIRE SOMEONE THIS IS GOING TO REQUIRE SOMEONE TO FILL THIS POSITION ON A TO FILL THIS POSITION ON A PERMANENT BASIS WHO HAS THE PERMANENT BASIS WHO HAS THE TALENT. TALENT. LET’S HOPE AT LEAST THAT WE SEE

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  1. Donald Trump is a master at playing the "good boy" to a T, and the other one of his greatest tells is he ALWAYS doubles down.

  2. “Despite the tragic loss of Ashanti Billie, with the love and support of Meltony and Brandy Billie (her parents), along with the Hampton Roads community, the Ashanti Alert Act is now law of the land

  3. Trump figured out that his GOP Senate friends could only tolerate so much incompetence being thrust upon them- Radcliffe, who would not know a station chief from a radio station manager got on Trumps radar through his TV performance with Mueller. His confirmation attempt before Senate would bring Late Night to a new level.

  4. The law is named after Ashanti Billie, a Maryland native who disappeared from the Hampton Roads, Virginia area back in September 2017. She was suspected to have been abducted but at 19 years old, Billie was too old for an Amber Alert notice, which notifies the nation of child abduction, and too young for a Silver Alert, which helps locate endangered seniors. There was nothing in place to expedite a search for her.

  5. WE HERE TOTALLY AGREE THAT THE DEMON RATS PARTY IS RACIST SPECIALLY THE AOC LUNATICS LIKE OMAR WHO MARRIED HER BROTHER !!!!!! THE 2ND DEMON RATS DEBATE WAS A TOTAL DISASTER – IT WAS A CLOWN SHOW – WERE WAS THE INTELLIGENCE – ALL WHAT CAME OUT OF THEIR CAKE HOLES WAS GIBBERISH AND THEY HAD AN IQ THAT OF A COMMON GARDEN SNAIL !!!!! OUR PRESIDENT WILL HAVE THEM ALL FOR BREAKFAST IN 2020 – HA-HA-HA-HA – IT WILL BE SUCH AN EASY WIN WHEN THE MEGA WAVE FLUSHES THE MARXIST DEMON RATS DOWN THE TOILET IN 2020 WERE THEY REALLY BELONG !!!!!!!
    SKY NEWS IN AUSTRALIA JUST SHOWED A TV SPECIAL OF BALTIMORE WHEN A CAMERA CREW FILMED WHOLE NEIGHBOUR HOODS OF BURNED OUT HOUSES – DAMAGED AND TRASHED HOUSES – BOARDED UP HOUSES AND YES THEY SHOWED RATS AND COCKROACHES RUNNING AROUND AND NOT A PERSON ANYWERE – THE RUBBISHED UP STREETS WERE EMPTY OF HUMAN BEINGS ! WE HERE ARE SOOOOO GLAD THAT OUR PRESIDENT POINTED BALTIMORE OUT TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND THE CRIMINALS CUMMINGS AND HIS WIFE ARE – IT IS NOW SAID BALTIMORE IS NOT THE ONLY CITY – WOW – THE DEMON RATS ARE DOOMED !!!!!!!!!!!!! AGAIN MEGA IN 2020

  6. This network made little to NO effort to publicize a valuable new tool to fight Human Trafficking… The Ashanti Alert

  7. This network makes no effort to publicize the 75,000 Missing Black Females Nationwide… an Epidemic in Black Communities have no importance to this network. Yet this network claims to have the highest Black viewership in the nation. Shameful

  8. The rats (Repub) will continue to jump ship as they see a safe (cowardly) way (Ratcliffe) to do so. Big Picture: it's sinking deeper each day. Democrats for Integrity 2020 🇺🇸

  9. The press was very unfair to Ratcliffe, yet the press is responsible for the vetting process? More OXY from the MORON.

  10. Another King Tiny lying RAT jumps ship before it even leaves the dock…let’s have a round of applause for “The ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE” for their excellent “extreme” vetting, haha…

  11. Let’s just say Trump loses in Nov 2020, what do the next two months look like? Daily twitter rants about fake ballots and lame stream press.

  12. Awww another nominee unqualified.. Such a HUGE surprise he blamed the MEDIA over something that is TRUE and on record 😒

  13. Trump such a fat orange serial Liar. Trump knew the he/she's in the Republican party, Wouldn't confirmed his Bozo the clown nominee.

  14. cain't understand why everyone's p issed
    what could be hit..he obviously missed
    me and kim share much that is hard
    beside all the grief…
    our haircuts and lard
    I understand, the missiles were just kim at play
    I expect another big letter…
    to me any day

  15. Have just listen to The Orange Thing s railly yesterday. He is really a nigthmare, so close to Mussolini/Hitler . its so scary

  16. RaTclitt didnt get the job because he was investigated by the media and exposed as a bias scum not because he or trump decided not to proceed with the nomination!

  17. Mr. Trump is very confused. He doesn’t know who he works for. For that matter he thinks his boss, the us citizens and constitution, are his direct enemies. He thinks the u.s. Congress is here to serve him or it’s a disgrace. He is backward and upside down. What else doesn’t he know that we will also have to pretend we don’t know?

  18. Hi John ratcliffe wow you are a big fraud on your resume you prosecute terrorist lying just like trump do you remember how you spoke to Mueller. Your darkness is comes to light.

  19. What would happen if Twitter just decided to not to allow Donald Trump to tweet? And all the news cameras, including Fox stopped recording him and reporters no longer asked him questions on camera?

  20. Time for Trumpo to make another selection. He'll do it his usual way, he'll shake his butt and see who falls out.

  21. #LazyDumbApprentise45 Trump praising the "fake news media" Says, they vet for him.[stupid]

    “I like when you vet, no, no, you vet. I think the White House is a great vetting process. You vet for me. When I give a name, I give it out to the press, and you vet for me.”

    -you’re part of the vetting process, you know? I give out a name to the press, and they vet for me. We save a lot of money that way.

  22. Question:  How does one differentiate between the "Press" and "Fake News"?  Is it not the "Press" that generates "News",  Fake or Otherwise?

  23. Too late, RATcliff! You've already been exposed as a tRump bootlicker, LIAR, and all-round partisan hack. Everything tRump touches turns to s###.

  24. THe RAT????was quickly found out to also be apart from unqualified, ignorant, a lying rat.expert on terrorists? he wasted his time attacking MUELLER .I believed he should be investigated , compromised?

  25. Trump offered up another sleazebag, maybe another pedophile friend of his. Rat got treated like the sleazebag he is. Rat had an opportunity to counter any criticism.

  26. Am i the only one that thinks Steven Miller is texting for his highness? The grammar and thought structure is too erudite and structured for our fearless leader.

  27. What a mess this White House is.. This would be the best time for Russia or China to militarily attack America.

  28. 14:22 "You're a part of the vetting process you know? I give out a name for the press and they vet for me. We save a lot of money that way".

    THIS ladies and gents, is why there's no vetting, why the Trump administration is staffed with unqualified corrupt people and why so many of the permanent positions aren't filled.

  29. Trump, McConnell and this entire greedy, pathetic, Republican administration is out of control it's immoral😠 it's desperate, it's soooo sad…. Moscow Mitch and trump can't possibly believe that anybody will accept any election result in their favor without the protection bills being passed, how stupid do they think we are? Especially because they have no cred..
    I will call trump #1 for being the worst president in America's history….

  30. I'm just relieved someone saw sense in pulling the nomination. Now we wait with baited breath for the next wacky nomination.

  31. Trump got off the phone with Putin a few days ago in another secret talk between his solo self and Putin's full team and he took his orders to undermine the American "intelligence" departments by appointing another willing puppet like Barr. That puppet appointee will carry out Trump agenda which of course, comes from Putin. Therefore Putin in effect starts running America's intelligence agency. The next nominee will be no more qualified or shamelessly spineless than this weasel. A Putin puppet in an influential place before The Infant Terrible can be thrown or voted out.

  32. Come on # 45, they didn't treat your candidate unfairly. They just pointed out that he has no qualifications for the position. This is not surprising as you seem to like flunkies in most positions!
    I've thought before that you must have an algorithm to specifically select the least qualified and experienced individuals available to create your short list.
    As you have no government experience or qualifications for the job you consider that sop. Before someone brags about your vast business skills, that is cancelled by the big bankruptcies.

  33. Can we have a list of all the "great" people that no 45 says are great so I can know who the really crappy people are? Thanks, let's get this list stickied to the top please; too many future racist enablers to keep track of these days.

  34. A blatant audition – you could see him searching for the cameras. He was dumped because he lied. So, why is unindicted co-conspirator no 1 still in office?

  35. HELLO MY TRUMP😊😊😊BANDAR JAKARTA AND BANTIN GEMPA BUMI .
    DASYAT 😊😊😊😊☝

  36. America will collapse because the people's intelligence is just too low. They can't see the people they invited in 200 years ago HATE them with a passion. Everything they do and say is to trash America, Americans and the Institutions of America. They've enslaved the cowardly and uninformed whites while hiding as whites.

  37. (MY TUHAN ALLAHTAALLAH PRAY TO ADZAB 🇮🇩🇮🇩🇮🇩🇮🇩☝☝)I AM BOY SMILE😊😊☝

  38. The mismanteling of barely competent people, to be replaced by syncophants is a problem.

    Breaking down conscientious people:
    The USDA, people who look out for the health and being of citizens, told either move across the country to Kansas or resign.
    The Department of the Interior, as arm plagued by allegations of misuse and abuse by Trump appointee, staff told to move to Colorado or resign.

    Fun fact, even a moron's pawns can over time find ways to remove thoughtful, caring people who get in the way. Oh not Trump's agenda, he serves Oligarchs. What about the Pentagon? The CIA and FBI… If they disagree, they are all replaced with syncophants who pretend!

    It's attrition, but I wouldn't call it a war it's more of an embarrassing disgusting smear of ignorance and stupidity of greed, blind and oblivious to all they harm. Never having understood democracy, the social compact and all those words in books which require reading and thoughtful contemplation of history, this shallow consumer culture animal does something quite bizarre, his Illusion of thinking is a performance to sell things, himself, ideas, when he never understood anything.

    Sorry, neither do his voters! People who are imitations of life, and yet call THEMSELVES angels in human skin.

    Evangelical Christians… You can fool some of the people all of the time, yeah, that's you.

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