Sanders: Impeachment push will unify GOP, push Trump over the top in 2020


GRASS. BRIAN: HE WAS IN NEW YORK FOR COUPLE DAYS. STEVE: SARAH SANDERS FORMER WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR, USED TO WORK IN THE BUILDING BEHIND KEVIN, SHE JOINS US RIGHT NOW. SARAH, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE TRANSCRIPT, NOT EXACTLY A TRANSCRIPT AS WE EXPLAINED A MOMENT AGO I DON’T SEE A LOT OF STUFF WE HAD HEARD WOULD BE IN IT. WHERE THE WHISTLE-BLOWER COMPLAINED THE PRESIDENT MADE A PROMISE TO A FORMER LEADER T PROMPT AD COMPLAINT. THERE WAS ESSENTIALLY QUID PRO QUO. WE’LL NOT GIVE YOU THE $400 BILLION UNLESS YOU LOOK AT THE BIDENS, WHERE IS ALL THAT STUFF.>>IT ISN’T THERE. BEFORE WE GET TO THAT, ONE THING I WANT TO CLEAR UP, THEY’RE NOT MOWING THE GRASS BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT IS COMING BACK. THEY’RE MOWING THE GRASS BECAUSE SOMEBODY DOING A LIVE TV HIT. DOESN’T FAIL ANYBODY AT THE WHITE HOUSE DOING LIVE TV THE LAWN MOWERS AND STREET CLEANERS COME OUT FULL FORCE TO CHALLENGE YOUR JOB. GOOD JOB TO KEVIN FOR STAYING ON TASK. IN ALL SERIOUSNESS THE IDEA THEY THOUGHT THERE WOULD BE SOME TYPE OF MAJOR BOMBSHELL TO COME OUT OF THIS IS FRANKLY EMBARRASSING FOR THE DEMOCRATS. I THINK THAT IT IS ONE OF THE DUMBEST AN POLITICAL MOVES WE’VE SEEN IN HISTORY. HOW THEY FORCED IMPEACHMENT OVER THIS ISSUE. THE FACT ITS, I THINK THIS SHOULD BE LOOKED AT IN-KIND CONTRIBUTION TO THE PRESIDENT’S RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN. ALL THAT IS DOING HELPING FUEL HIS CAMPAIGN. THEY’RE RAISING MORE MONEY. THEY’RE RALLYING HIS BASE AND THEY’RE UNIFYING THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IN A WAY ONLY THEY CAN BY ATTACKING THIS PRESIDENT THE WAY THEY DO TIME AND TIME AGAIN. IT IS ABSURD THAT THEY CONTINUE TO GO DOWN THIS ROAD AND HAVEN’T LEARNED ANYTHING NEW FROM IT. I THINK THE BIG LOSER IN ALL THIS PROCESS HAS TO BE JOE BIDEN. HE IS COMING OUT LOOKING TERRIBLE. SO FAR THE ONLY INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR I’M SEEING IN THIS ENTIRE THING IS THAT OF VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN IN ORDER TO HELP HIS SON. BRIAN: SARAH, WHEN YOU WERE THERE WAS THERE DECISION IN HOW MUCH RUDY GIULIANI DOING IN THE UKRAINE? UNNAMED SOURCES THAT PEOPLE IN THE ADMINISTRATION SAID WE’RE UNCOMFORTABLE RUDY GIULIANI TAKING THE LEAD. NOW THIS ALL COME OUT? CAN YOU EXPAND ON THAT?>>LOOK I’M NOT GOING TO GET INTO THE PAST BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN RUDY GIULIANI. HE WAS NOT AN ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL BUT A GOOD FRIEND OF THE PRESIDENT. CERTAINLY THEY DEVELOPED A GOOD RELATIONSHIP OVER THE COURSE OF MANY YEARS BUT PARTICULARLY OVER THE PRESIDENT’S FIGHT IN THE ABSURD RUSSIA WITCH-HUNT THAT WENT ON FOR 2 1/2 YEARS. THIS IS EXACTLY OUT OF THE DEMOCRATS PLAYBOOK. THEY USED A FAKE SCANDAL WITH RUSSIA. NOW THEY’RE TRYING TO CREATE A FAKE SCANDAL WITH UKRAINE. DOESN’T MATTER WHO THE ACT SOURCE ARE. THE REAL BAD PLAYERS IN THIS PROCESS ARE THE DEMOCRATS TRYING TO FOOL AMERICAN VOTERS. THE GOOD THING THE AMERICAN VOTERS ARE FAR TOO SMART TO FALL FOR THE DEMOCRAT LIES. I THINK ONE OF THE BEST THINGS THAT IS COMING OUT OF THIS IS THE CONTRAST WHO IS SHOWING UP TO BE FIT TO LEAD OUR COUNTRY IN VERY TRYING TIMES. YOU HAVE THE DEMOCRATS PLAYING GAMES AND PULLING TOGETHER THESE FAKE SCANDALS ON IMPEACHMENT YET THE PRESIDENT IS AT THE U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY STRIKING MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR DEALS WITH JAPAN HELPING OUR FARMERS AND RANCHERS. HE IS CHAMPIONING RELIGIOUS LIBERTY. HE IS SHOWING WHO IS FIT TO BE PRESIDENT, WHO IS FIT TO LEAD THIS COUNTRY. CERTAINLY THIS PRESIDENT AND NOT ANY OF THE CANDIDATES WE’RE SEEING FROM THE DEMOCRAT SIDE. AINSLEY: I THINK DEMOCRATS, OPTICS OF THIS, DIDN’T WAIT UNTIL THE TRANSCRIPT WAS SCENE BECAUSE SO MANY ARE SO PROGRESSIVE THEY WANT TO IMPEACH, IMPEACH. YOU MENTIONED THE HYPOCRISY OF JOE BIDEN AND HIS SON. PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT THE DOUBLE STANDARD, PLAYING VIDEO OF 1998 ALL THE DEMOCRATS PUSHING IMPEACHMENT NOW, WERE SLAMMING IT BACK IN 1998 WHEN BILL CLINTON WAS GETTING IMPEACHED. WATCH THIS.>>THE REPUBLICANS IN THE HOUSE ARE PARALYZED WITH HATRED, NOT JUDGING THE PRESIDENT WITH FAIRNESS BUT IMPEACHING HIM WITH A VENGANCE.>>IMPEACHMENT OF A PRESIDENT IS AN UNDOING OF A NATIONAL ELECTION.>>THEY HATE BILL AND HILLARY CLINTON SO MUCH THEY WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO BRING HIM DOWN.>>I EXPECT HISTORY WILL SHOW THAT WE HAVE LOWERED THE BAR ON IMPEACHMENT SO MUCH, THAT IT WILL BE USED AS A ROUTINE TOOL TO FIGHT POLITICAL BATTLES. MY FEAR IS THAT WHEN REPUBLICAN WINS THE WHITE HOUSE, DEMOCRATS WILL DEMAND PAYBACK.>>THIS IS THEIR PRESIDENT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. MAKE DARN SURE THAT WE’RE ABLE TO CONVINCE THEM IF WE DECIDE TO UPSET THEIR DECISION, THAT OUR DECISION TO IMPEACH HIM WAS BASED UPON PRINCIPLE AND NOT POLITICS. AINSLEY: SARAH?>>I MEAN IT IS ASTONISHING. I WISH I WOULD SAY IT IS SURPRISING BUT FRANKLY IT ISN’T. WE’VE SEEN THE DEMOCRATS BE SO HYPOCRITICAL NOT JUST ON IMPEACHMENT BUT ON MAJOR POLICIES ISSUES, WHETHER IT IS IMMIGRATION AND HEALTH CARE, TIME AND TIME AGAIN THE DEMOCRATS SHOW THEIR TRUE COLORS. THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT THE COUNTRY. THEY CARE ABOUT TEARING THE PRESIDENT DOWN. THEY HAVE COMPLETELY LOST SIGHT WHAT IS IMPORTANT AND ARE SINGULARLY FOCUSED MAKING SURE THEY DESTROY THE PRESIDENT AND WIN RE-ELECTION THE IT’S SAD THEY HAVE DECIDED TO PUT POLITICS AND THEIR WINNING AN ELECTION OVER WHAT IS BEST FOR THE COUNTRY. THANKFULLY THE PRESIDENT HAS CALLED THEM OUT. HE SAYS NOT ON MY WATCH. BRIAN: RIGHT.>>HE IS QUICK TO POINT OUT, HE STANDS UP AND FIGHTS. NO OTHER PRESIDENT IN HISTORY I THINK COULD WITHSTAND THE TYPE OF AGGRESSIVE ATTACKS THE PRESIDENT HAD TO ENDURE AND STILL COME OUT ON TOP, STILL STAY FOCUS WHAT IS BEST AND DELIVER TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. HE CALLED ON DEMOCRATS TO WORK WITH HIM. HOPEFULLY THEY WILL START TO SEE THE TACTICS ARE NOT WORKING AND DO EXACTLY THAT. STEVE: SPEAKING OF AGGRESSIVE I THINK THE DEMOCRATS NEVER THOUGHT THAT THE PRESIDENT WOULD DECLASSIFY AND RELEASE THAT TRANSCRIPT SUCH AS IT IS OF THE PHONE CALL BECAUSE THE TERRIBLE PRECEDENT AS WE HAVE HEARD BUT HE DID, ULTIMATELY HE PROBABLY THOUGHT IT WOULD EXONERATE HIM. NOW IT HAS GIVEN WHERE YOU STAND POLITICALLY, WHETHER OR NOT YOU SEE SOMETHING THERE OR YOU DON’T?>>I THINK THE PRESIDENT’S DONE EXACTLY THE RIGHT THING. WHILE VERY DIFFICULT BECAUSE IT PUTS EVERY SINGLE FOREIGN LEADER INTERACTION HE HAS DOWN THE LINE IN QUESTION NOW EVERYBODY WILL WANT TO SEE THE TRANSCRIPT EVERY TIME. I THINK HE HAS DONE THE RIGHT THING BEING TRANSPARENT IN THE PROCESS. HOPEFULLY DEMOCRATS WILL DO THE SAME THING AND ASK THAT OF VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN AND ALL OF HIS INTERACTIONS WITH CHINA AND UKRAINE. LET’S HOPE THEY CAN RISE TO THE SAME STANDARD THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS SET THROUGHOUT THIS PROCESS. BRIAN: IN THE SHORT TERM BRAD PARSCALE SAID THEY RAISED A MILLION THE FIRST DAY AND NOW OVER ABOUT FIVE MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE CAMPAIGN SINCE THEY CAME OUT WITH THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY. SO LOOKS LIKE THE SUPPORTERS ARE DOUBLING DOWN. REAL QUICK, DO YOU, DO YOU WORRY ABOUT BEN SASSE, WHO SAYS, REPUBLICANS SLOW DOWN AND MAKE SURE YOU DON’T ATTACK THE WHISTLE-BLOWER. HE SAID THERE ARE DISTURBING THINGS HERE. REPUBLICAN SENATOR OUT OF NEBRASKA.>>LOOK, SENATOR SASSE IS CERTAINLY WELCOME TO HIS OWN OPINION. HE IS NOT WELCOME TO HIS OWN FACTS AND I THINK THE FACTS ARE CLEAR. WE’VE SEEN THAT IN THIS TRANSCRIPT THAT CAME OUT. THERE WAS NO QUID PRO QUO. THE PRESIDENT WAS HAVING, AS ALL CAN SEE A VERY NORMAL AND STANDARD CONVERSATION WITH ANOTHER FOREIGN LEADER. BOTH WHO CAMPAIGNED GETTING RID OF CORRUPTION. BOTH WHO TALKED ABOUT DRAINING THE SWAMP IN THEIR OWN COUNTRIES. THIS WAS A CONVERSATION SIMPLY ON THAT. I THINK THE PRESIDENT WAS SHOWING THAT HE IS CONTINUING TO DELIVER ON HIS PROMISES TO DO WHAT HE TOLD PEOPLE HE WAS GOING TO DO IN 2016. HE IS CONTINUING TO DO SINCE HE GOT ELECTED. BRIAN: DO YOU THINK YOU KNOW WHO THE WHISTLE-BLOWER IS?>>I HAVE GOT SOME GUESSES. WE’LL WAIT TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS. BRIAN: GO AHEAD. AINSLEY: WHO DO YOU GUESS.>>WE’LL DO THAT OFF-LINE BEFORE I GET INTO TROUBLE. BRIAN: DO YOU THINK THE

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