Bombshell Evidence Emerges as House Sends Impeachment Articles to Senate: A Closer Look

Bombshell Evidence Emerges as House Sends Impeachment Articles to Senate: A Closer Look


-Today the house voted to send articles of impeachment
against President Trump to the Senate
as damning new evidence emerges against Trump’s henchmen. For more on this, it’s time
for “A Closer Look.” [ Suspenseful theme plays ]
[ Cheering and applause ] It’s official:
We will now have the third Senate impeachment trial of a president
in American history. And, knowing that this
historic moment was coming, Trump decided
to soothe his ego last night by holding another one
of his group therapy sessions in Wisconsin,
[ Laughter ] where he surrounded himself with his cult
of fawning admirers and tried to fill the stage with as many underwhelming
white guys as possible. [ Laughter ] I guess to make himself
look good by comparison? I mean, look at this. This looks
like the audition room for a Cialis commercial. [ Laughter ]
It’s like the curtain call for a regional
theater production of “12 Angry White men.” [ Laughter ] But, as always,
it wasn’t enough for Trump to surround himself
with admirers. He also had to admire himself by talking about himself
in the third person. -We’ve produced everything
we said, and more, and more. [ Cheering and applause ]
Before it was talk, I said, “I’m gonna do this. We’re gonna take care
of your trade.” What we’ve done with China, now, on Wednesday, we sign —
That’s tomorrow. [ Cheering and whistling ]
What we’ve done with the USMCA. What we’ve done with Japan:
$40 billion trade deal. [ Cheering and applause ]
And a lot of it has to do
with the farmers. [ Whistling ]
South Korea. Oh, you gotta love Trump. You gotta love Trump. [ Laughter and applause ] -No, we [chuckling] don’t. [ Fresh laughter and applause ]
Trump is so detached from reality,
he’s startin’ to talk like a sitcom character
doin’ his catchphrase. [as Trump]
Uh-oh. Looks like
the kitchen’s on fire and the cops are here. Still, you gotta love Trump! [ Whimsical sting plays ]
[ Applause and cheering ] [ Laughter ]
By the way, sitcom Trump
is not a stretch. If you don’t believe me, here’s the president
of the United States goin’ full “King of Queens”
and complaining, [laughing] once again,
about water pressure. -But sinks, [ Laughter ]
toilets, and showers. You don’t get any water. -Are you…getting oxygen? [ Laughter and applause ]
To your brain? I don’t wanna be critical,
but is it possible you’re not paying
the White House water bill? [ Laughter and applause ] [as Trump]
“Final notice”?! [ Laughter ] And then, today Trump continued
his attempt to counterprogram House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s historic impeachment
announcement with his own announcement, on the first phase
of a trade deal with China. But it seemed like Trump never
got to the actual announcement because he spent
the entire press conference just callin’ out the names of supporters
who were in the room. -Bob Lighthizer’s really
an outstanding guy. Thank you very much, Steve.
Great job. Jared Kushner.
Where is Jared? And, Ivanka, nice to have
you here. Thank you, honey. Larry, you’ve been fantastic.
[ Laughter ] Peter Navarro.
Chris Liddell. Wilbur Ross.
Sonny Perdue. Elaine Chao.
The great Kevin McCarthy. [ Laughter ]
The great Lou Dobbs.
Henry Kissinger. A friend of mine,
Steve Schwarzman. Nelson Peltz is here. Hank Greenberg is here.
Hank. Steve Daines.
Joni Ernest. Deb Fischer.
Lindsey Graham. He’s become a great
friend of mine. Chuck Grassley.
Jerry Moran. [ Applause ]
Rob Portman.
Pat Roberts. [ Laughter ]
Mike Rounds.
And Dan Sullivan. Vern Buchanan.
Mike Conaway. Kristi,
thank you for being here. I didn’t know you were
gonna be here. [ Laughter ]
Mike Kelly
Drew Ferguson. Darin LaHood.
Michael McCaul. Patrick McHenry.
Devin Nunes. Adrian Smith.
David Abney. Darius Adamczyk. Ajay Banga, Mastercard. [ Laughter ]
Josh Bolten. -[as Trump]
Congratulations to the Class of 2020. [ Laughter and applause ]
Ohhhhh. Oh, the places you’ll go. Jail. [ Laughter ] And then, in an even more
desperate attempt to counterprogram
the impeachment talk, Trump made a random
announcement, out of nowhere, about the 4th of July,
that had nothing to do with trade or China,
or, really, anything at all. -We’re gonna do a big
fireworks display, right? Mount Rushmore. We’re going over. I think I’m gonna try
to be there on July 4th. They haven’t been there like
for 20 years. I said, “Why?” Environmental reasons. I said, “You mean,
can’t have fireworks because of the environment?” Yeah, environmental reasons. I said, “What can burn?
It’s stone, you know. [ Laughter ]
It’s stone.” -You idiot! It’s in the Black Hills
of South Dakota! [ Laughter ] [laughing]
It’s surrounded by trees. There’s a forest like
right across the street. [ Laughter ]
‘Cause he used to be
a New Yorker, Trump thinks everything is
in Times Square. [as Trump]
What can burn? It’s stone. You just take the subway
up to Mount Rushmore [ Laughter ]
and then, when you’re done, you go
next door to the M&M store. [ Laughter and applause ] It’s stone.
It’s fine. But Trump’s attempt to distract
from impeachment news did not work because,
as this was all happening, the House was also releasing
bombshell new documents involving Trump’s lawyer
Rudy Giuliani and two of Rudy’s
indicted associates, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman. Remember these guys, the Mario and Luigi
of entry-level mobsters? [ Laughter and applause ]
They’re the Soviet
Turner & Hooch, except they’re both Hooch. [ Laughter ] They look like off-brand
Russian Cabbage Patch Dolls. [Slavic accent]
What patch? Is just — [ Laughter ]
Is just cabbage doll. Now, let’s remember
that it’s well-established these guys were workin’
for Trump. There are multiple photos
of them with Trump and Rudy. They had at least ten separate
interactions with Trump. They told associates
they had been given a special assignment
by the president, like some sort
of James Bond mission, and one of Trump’s
former lawyers — one of Trump’s former lawyers —
even wrote a letter to Congress, stating that Parnas and Fruman
assisted Giuliani in connection with his representation
of President Trump. That’s right, these guys! Who look like the guys
who spray your bowling shoes when you turn them in,
[ Laughter ] were supposedly
representing Trump. I guess it’s all part
of Trump’s strategy to surround himself with lawyers
who look guiltier than he does. If you saw all four of these
guys in a police lineup [ Laughter ]
and the cops asked you to point out the suspect, you’d need all four fingers. It was him. [ Laughter and applause ] So it’s well-established these
guys worked directly for Trump in his scheme
to get Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 election
by digging up dirt on Joe Biden. In fact,
in one of those documents the House released last night, there was a letter,
written by Rudy, to the new Ukrainian president
in May of 2019, in which Rudy requested
a private meeting to discuss what we now know was their scheme to cheat
in the 2020 election. Rudy said explicitly,
in that letter, that he was working for Trump, while simultaneously
trying to claim he wasn’t working
for the president and insisting that all
of this was very normal. Here’s the first paragraph
of Rudy’s letter. “Dear President-Elect Zelensky: I am private counsel
to President Donald J. Trump. Just to be precise, I represent him
as a private citizen, not as President
of the United States. This is quite common
under American law because the duties
and privileges of a President and a private citizen
are not the same. Separate representation
is usual process.” Wow! When you have
to start your letter by explaining that what you’re
doing is not suspicious, [ Laughter and applause ]
that is definitely suspicious. Like when you text a weed
dealer for the first time and say, “I am writing to obtain
marijuana for medical purposes, and not because my parents
are out of town.” [ Laughter and applause ]
But, in many ways — [ Applause ] In many ways, that letter was
one of the least shocking things the House released last night. There were also additional
notes and text messages, related to the scheme to get
Ukrainian President Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden. For example, there are
handwritten notes, from Parnas, on stationery from the
Ritz-Carlton in Vienna, where Parnas literally says —
and these are completely real — “get Zalensky to announce
that the Biden case will Be Investigated and “do my ‘magic’
and cut [a] deal.” What magic was this
[laughing] guy gonna do? [ Laughter ] Other than make a meatball
sandwich disappear? [ Laughter and applause ]
[muffled] “Ta-da!” [ Laughter ] And then, there were
the text messages, which were ominous,
chilling, and bizarre. For example,
they also introduced a completely new character
into this whole saga: a Trump supporter
from Connecticut, named Robert Hyde,
who owns a landscaping business and ran for Congress. Hyde was apparently
working with Parnas on this whole scheme in Ukraine. And, yes, before you ask, there are multiple photos
of Hyde posing with Trump. How is it possible
that Trump has taken photos with every meathead goon
in the tri-state area? [ Laughter ]
Trump’s like a mall Santa for wannabe goodfellas. [ Laughter and applause ]
These guys look like they’re starring in a kid’s show
called “Spongebob Squarehead.” [ Laughter ] Parnas and Hyde, apparently,
had an ongoing exchange of text messages in which
they appeared to be stalking and spying on the former
U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch. You might remember
that Yovanovitch was a key impeachment witness, who was the target of smears
by Trump and his inner circle because she was a career
foreign service official who they saw as an obstacle
to their criminal scheme. In fact, at various points, she
was told Rudy, and his goons, had plans for her and that there
were concerns for her security. And, now, we have
these text messages, in which it appears
Hyde and Parnas were closely tracking
her movements and planning something
very ominous. -We are starting
to see the contents of the cellphone and files
of one Lev Parnas and it is giving us a window into a rather
astounding operation, supervised by Rudy Giuliani,
in the name of the president. [ Camera shutter clicking ]
-Text messages suggesting that former U.S. Ambassador
Marie Yovanovitch may have been
under physical surveillance. -Robert Hyde, a Trump supporter
and congressional candidate, claimed to have contact
with a “private security” team monitoring the ambassador’s
moves and communications. -He’s talking
about Marie Yovanovitch, the ambassador. He says,
“She’s under heavy protection. She’s talked to three people. Her phone is off. Her computer is off. They’ll let me know
when she’s on the move.” Then, later that day,
“They’re willing to help, if you/we would like a price.” -Holy [bleep],
this idiot literally wrote in a text message that his guys
were willing to help “if you would like a price.” These guys are a lot dumber
than the criminals on TV. [ Laughter ]
Those criminals are always
using burner phones and switching cars,
meeting in back alleys. In real life, these guys
were texting each other and puttin’ up posters
on telephone poles, that said, “Looking
for thugs to do crimes. [ Laughter and applause ]
This is for Trump as citizen, not as president. He is my friend.
Here is a picture of us.” [ Cheering and applause ] So, all, every bit,
of this damning new evidence is coming out as the Senate
prepares to hold only the third impeachment trial
of a president in history and, whatever happens,
that will be a historic stain on Trump’s presidency that
will follow his name forever, which is a point
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hit home multiple times
in her press conference today. [ Camera shutters
clicking continuously ]
-On December 18th, the House of Representatives impeached the president
of the United States, an impeachment
that will last forever. And, yes, it is a fact: When someone is impeached,
they are always impeached. It cannot be erased. -Oh, she definitely knew
Trump was watching. [ Laughter ]
She might as well have looked
directly into the camera and said, “Donald,
this will follow you. [echoing]Forever.[ Laughter ]
Forever. Forever.
Forever. Forever.[ Applause ]
Forever. Forever.
Forever. Forever.Forever. Forever.So the House voted today
to send the two articles that passed last year
to the Senate for a trial and Pelosi also appointed
impeachment managers, who are basically
just prosecutors, to make the case against Trump
during the trial. Pelosi said
she focused specifically on choosing experienced lawyers
when she made her selections. [ Camera shutters
clicking continuously ]
-Today I’m very proud to present the managers who will bring the case, which
we have great confidence in, in terms of impeaching
the president and his removal. Chair Adam Schiff of California,
lead manager. Chairman Jerry Nadler, chair of the
House Judiciary Committee. Chair Zoe Lofgren,
Chair Hakeem Jeffries, Congresswoman Val Demings, Congressman Jason Crow, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia. The emphasis is on litigators. The emphasis is on comfort
level in the courtroom. -That’s right:
Democrats are actually appointing
experienced litigators, whereas, Trump’s team is just
a bunch of heavies he picked up off a street
corner in Bayonne. [ Laughter ]
You know, the guys Trump bought at Goons R Us. [ Laughter ]
They even all dress the same. I mean, look at this. These guys look like they shop at a store called Abercrombie
and Snitches Get Stitches. [ Laughter and applause ] So, Trump’s
now preparing to face the third Senate
impeachment trial in history as more damning evidence emerges about the criminals
he surrounded himself with to carry out his illegal scheme
to cheat in the 2020 election. Trump will be on trial
for multiple crimes as his presidency goes
down multiple… -Toilets! [ Laughter and applause ]
-This has been “A Closer Look.” ♪♪
[ Cheering and applause ]

100 comments

  1. Boggles the  mind  that everyone  could  see from the  very  beginning that Trump  was so very   corrupt. and  nothing  was  done  about it  except  whine    for  his  full  term  as  president. He  has  destroyed  trust  and  respect  for  the  country  He  has  driven  the  debt to  highest  ever..  On the  edge of  creating  a  war that  will  be on  American  soil  His personal  spending has been more than  all other presidents  combined . The   whole  Repugnant-can party  is  corrupt.   It is  now  obvious that there is a  very  dangerous  nut  case  in the   White House  and has  surrounded  himself  with people who  are  just as  crazy. Just  look at S Miller and  one  can  see . evil.  Add to that  fat  Pompeo  corrupt mumbles  Ross,    constantly on  their knees  AG Barr,  Mulvaney, Then  you  have ass licking   L Graham  with the permanent  pucker and chinless and  spineless Moscow Mitch …The  list  goes on. Then  you  have  the  new press secty and  the  blond  bimbo (stormy stand in.)  who  lie  as much  as  Tramp  The impeachment  is an   effort to  bring  some  sanity  back to America  but  will  end up a  joke  .

  2. The Chinese must be truly impressed with he US President's list of the US Mafia Mob that they signed the first phase of the Trade Deal .

  3. Do you think republicans wake up every morning and look in the mirror and tell lies until they get hard? Like seriously.

    "We WON the popular vote. WE won the popular vote. The country LOVES trump. UGH!"

    Buddy, I'm sorry, but democrats keep winning 🤣

  4. Trumps first loss his entire presidency. And it's based on no FACTS.no proof no evidence……..and most of us DO LOVE TRUMP…….TRUMP 2020

  5. Chump supporters are really something, talk about going down with the ship…Chump would’ve long bailed this ship if multiple prison sentences weren’t hanging over.

  6. USMCA was Obama's deal without his name on it. China deal STILL does not remove the tariffs. If he wants credit for something, how about actually doing something.

  7. So he pretty much copied Nancy Pelosi when she introduced the impeachment managers. He don't have a clue of the decorum of any political situations.

  8. We need that list of names from Trump.  All of these losers need to be investigated for their involvement into the Trump crimes!

  9. Seth is late night because he is a loser and no one sale will take the spot at that lame time,lol. Poor Seth, Too Bad so sad……

  10. Trump keeps proving that he is a criminal. Rapist racist sexist makes fun of mentally disabled disrespect our troops and families. He can't read write spell count. He is now a murderer incapable of intelligent conversation starting wars. I do not understand why sane people support him. I think I do. WTF?!?!

  11. All the people on Trump's Giant List of Very Good Friends can look forward to Trump claiming he never met them when their friendships become inconvenient for him.

  12. He promised to run the government like his business and he is! Unprecedented corruption and thuggery-well done America! You decided to stuff up America this time instead of the rest of the world!

  13. I'm tryna figure out if trump is gonna get kicked out and why.
    How can you take this seriously? I want politics and facts, not some dumbass trying to crack retarded jokes.

  14. The environmental reasons for burn bans and no fireworks in the Black Hills is because of drought and forest fires that we battle almost every year!! Of course, our Governor will toe the line if this is what Trump wants cuz she is a bootlicker!

  15. How is getting trade deals done with many countries equal to a kitchen fire?? This whole segment comes across as incredibly bitter. Seems like he's out of real things to complain about

  16. Why is Trump approaching Zelinsky as a private person through his lawyer? All this pretending it has nothing to do with the presidency is in itself suspicious.

  17. Hey Seth, since you are so great at being President….. What? Wait? (personally just realizing how you are not the President) You are not President of the United States? But you have so much pivotal information about current affairs, and you had that whole promotion from a comedy writer. Surely we the people should be able to trust a comedian who has never held public office, split hairs about a man willing to take yours and every other Oompa Loompa’s morning dookie 💩 as the Gospel right? Oh my bad, that was a rhetorical question, iloveyou forgot that was so last decade ago. And yet so poignant in this particular occasion. Come to think 🤔 of it i never did mix well with Seths they(Seths) always overrate their good looks and my willingness to put up with their morning poos 💩💩. Still love you, but new material would definitely look better on you..

  18. All Trump has done is give his business chums a big tax break to rich peeps. All, now to be paid by the mid-classes. 20 million jobs have fled to Mexico. No wall– just a fence. The Chinese whipped Trump's ass on a trade deal. Even a stupid crook– can't keep his mouth shut.

  19. You and your team are acting irresponsible if you think trump is funny or relevant. He is not. Trump is a symptom, not the cause of the problems.

  20. Now that sotero's Corrupt FBI/DOJ/DNC/IRS/DNC/CIA/MSM COUP has failed, WHEN do the trials for TREASON begin? The U.S. Constitution has a 'cure' for TREASON…! Love of country Trumps hate for Donald. MAGA!

  21. Not one Asian understood one word that he spoke. You can tell by their facial expressions.

  22. OMG, does he realize how ridiculous this looks, he's standing behind a podium shouting out names of people that mean nothing to the American people, it's just another one of his pat's on the back that he HAS to give himself because no one else will, or cares too… He is an embarrassment to humankind…

  23. Bombshell Evidence lol. Dam you Dems/Libs are really grasping for straws lol. Last week you were sticking up for Qassim Soleimani, this week Lev Parnas is your impeachment savior. Terrorists and Criminals are all you can come up with. I have news for you, Trump will win again and he will never be removed from office by the bullshit you have come up with so far. Have a good day!

  24. The only thing you produced is money to the rich and this FAKE ECONOMY WITH NO
    ONE PROFITING,ACCEPT THE ONE % RICH AND ITS GONNA COST US IN THE END.AMERICA,WATCH OUT
    FOR SOCIAL SECURITY CHECKS and MEDICARE,IF YOU VOTE THIS DUDE IN THE W/H FOR 4 MORE
    YEARS….WAKE UP USA

  25. I wonder how long it's going to take for tRumps base to realize that their toilets, showers, and dishwashers work just fine? And that he just lies his ass off?

  26. And about the sign in sheet he read from. "Sign in if you want the prezdent to read your name out." How childish is that?

  27. Gotta wonder where these late night liberal shill show hosts would be without the carefully synchronized editorial insertion of canned laughter essentially timed to audibly tail the standard late night show format to give the tube audience the faux impression a live sudience is actually being entertained but importantly disguising what would otherwise be the sound of crickets vis a vis the usual silence of comedy critcs underwhelmed by lead baloon bombs masquerading as politically tainted pc jokes maliciously compiled by writers with a malicious anti Trump agenda woven the intro of lame stand up intro of none to subtle smears & piss weak pc jokes combined in light hearted style such like ingredients baking an outright hit piece nightly revisionist political history sheep dipping of "official truth" being what social engineers might deem agitation propaganda formed by design 2 marinate the suggestible subconscious minds of the meek herded masses infused as per this instance with the preferred narrative of the DC swamp pizza lovin' management class compromised cog bonded slaves by honey pot blackmail for indefinite period of subordinate service to meet whatever be the demands of the big wheel oligarch organ grinding overlords the puppeteers who are hidden from view by deliberate drve 4 anonymity to "have their cake and eat it too"!!!

  28. Is this idiot serious? This is a closer look? This is a FN joke and this guy should be fired. I hate this guy. Report something real for god sakes and shut the hell up already.

  29. hey Seth I think you better check in with your DNC masters on the latest talking points about the latest buzzword. "BOMBSHELL" is totally dated. it was phased out a few months ago.

  30. How can the same media that peddled the Russian hoax for 3 years still expect anyone to believe them anymore? They released sho many "bombshells" then you think it was WW III" No. I don't think Ill believe you this time either, especially since Pelosi set that guy up while she held the papers the last 3 weeks.

  31. Bombshell ! Trump will wear the pants again. Hillary will drink herself to death. Nadler and Schiff die from aids.

  32. Parnas is nowhere as dumb as he looks. he had his a** covered from here to sunset. He made records of everything. to paraphrase Patton, "Damn you, Cohen, I read your book!"

  33. No one had to "scheme" to interfere in Ukraine. Ukraine has been in the works ever since Putin decided to turn tRump into an asset after the USSR dissolved in 1991. It's all part of Putin's plan to become the most powerful man in the world by toppling America from 1st. place and installing Russia – with himself as permanent President/Prime Minister – as the next #1. I haven't seen a map of Eastern Europe recently, but whichever nation is just west of Ukraine might want to start building a wall on it's eastern border. There's a new career for tRump! He could handle building a wall from a jail cell, couldn't he? Reject the 2010 Citizens United decision and accomplish campaign finance reform.

  34. why this fucking maniac keeps talking in each of his rallies about showers, toilets, etc., He's more and more deranged than ever. Hopefully his fucking useless brain will stop soon and he'll die as he talks his usual nonsense.

  35. Trump is much more of an infomercial than a sitcom. He's all hyperbole and superlatives. All he needs is the guy in the sweater asking all the obvious questions.

  36. People who aren’t getting any water for toilet ,shower or otherwise is people living in 3rd world 🌍 country’s ,Because NO ONE in the 1st world (rich) country’s DON’T GIVE A BIG RAT’S ASS ! Trump talking about water is because he has water for a brain ,nothing but liquid lies floating in his bald Orange skull ! Butt then if you think about it the water could be brown like💩. Or ☃️(Frozen)

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