Trump slams whistleblower report as ‘fake news’


OVERBLOWN. MARTHA.>>Martha: THANK YOU. WE ARE NOW, FORMER ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL MATT WHITAKER. GOOD TO SEE HER TONIGHT, WHAT YOU MAKE OF THIS?>>THANK YOU. I THINK THIS IS A CLEAR EXAMPLE OF SOMEONE THAT’S PART OF THE DEEP STATE, MAY BE PART OF THE DEEP STATE IN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY, TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THIS WHISTLE-BLOWER PROCEDURE, WHICH IS CLEARLY, AS TORRES REPORTED, OUTSIDE OF THE INTENTION OF THIS, AND THEN TRYING TO CREATE THIS FIRESTORM AND I THINK IT IS COMPLETELY OVERBLOWN AS IT WAS SUGGESTED.>>Martha: HOW DO YOU KNOW THOUGH? WE DON’T KNOW WHAT IS? WHAT WE DO KNOW IS THE WHISTLE-BLOWER BROUGHT IT TO THE IG AND THE IG ALSO FELT THAT IT WAS WORTH WRITING UP AND SENDING OUT A REPORT ON, SO THE IG DIDN’T LOOK AT HIM AND SAY THIS IS RIDICULOUS, WE’RE NOT GOING TO DO THIS. THAT’S TWO PEOPLE.>>I ALSO KNOW THAT THE GENERAL COUNSEL FROM DNI AND THE ACTING DNI DIRECTOR LOOKED AT THIS AND SAW IT EXACTLY WHAT IT WAS FOR. CONGRESS OVERREACTS AND ADAM SCHIFF IS GOING TO FIND ANY CAMERA TO GET IN FRONT OF THEM COMPLAIN ABOUT BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS THE PRESIDENT HAS BROAD DISCRETION IN THE AREAS TO NEGOTIATE WITH WORLD LEADERS AND HAVE A FEELING THAT WE DO HEAR THE WHOLE STORY, IT WILL BE A BIG NOTHING BURGER.>>Martha: AND MY GUESS IS THAT WE WILL. ESPECIALLY IF THEY DO TURN IT OVER TO CONGRESS, I THINK THAT’S PROBABLY ONE OF THE HESITATIONS, BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT THEN ANOTHER CONVERSATION FOR THE PRESIDENT A FOREIGN LEADER WILL BECOME PART OF THE PUBLIC DOMAI DOMAIN. FORMER CIA — GO AHEAD.>>AND IT ALSO IS AN EXAMPLE OF THIS PERSON WHO CLEARLY DISAGREED WITH WHATEVER THE POSITION THE PRESIDENT DID TAKE IN THIS CONVERSATION WANTED TO GET THAT OUT THERE. THEIR TAKE WAS DIFFERENT AND I DISAGREED WITH THE PRESIDENT WHATEVER HE SAID, THEY TRY TO GET THAT OUT AND GET INTO “THE WASHINGTON POST,” GET IT TO CONGRESS DOING EXACTLY WHAT THEY INTEND TO DO.>>Martha: I THOUGHT IT WAS INTERESTING THAT FORMER CIA ANALYST AND CNN COUNTERTERRORISM ANALYST WHO IS NOT A BIG FAN OF THE PRESIDENT, HE WAS OUTRAGED BY THIS. LET’S WATCH WHAT HE HAD TO SAY.>>I’M ABOUT READY TO BLOW A GASKET. THAT IS EXTREMELY UNUSUAL. WHAT THE HECK IS OVER THE LINE? THE PRESIDENT CAN SAY WHAT HE WANTS TO PUTIN. HE CAN SAY WHAT HE WANTS TO KIM JONG UN. THE PRESIDENT CAN SAY WHAT HE WANTS. IT’S NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE INTEL GUYS TO GO POLICE THE PRESIDENT AND GO SNITCH ON HIM TO THE CONGRESS. RIDICULOUS.>>Martha: I THINK THAT’S VERY INTERESTING AND IT RAISES THE QUESTION, WHAT WOULD RISE TO THE LEVEL OF WHAT THIS INDIVIDUAL HAS CHOSEN TO DO?>>I THINK THE ONLY THING WE KNOW IS THIS INDIVIDUAL, ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE THE SOURCE FOR “THE WASHINGTON POST,” MAY HAVE VIOLATED THE LAW IN PROVIDING INTELLIGENCE AND CLASSIFIED INFORMATION TO THE PRESS VIA LEAK OUTSIDE OF THE BOUNDS OF THE WAY THE SYSTEM IS SET UP TO BE SO I AGREE WITH — ONE OF THE RARE SITUATIONS I AGREE WITH HIM, I THINK THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS CONDUCT IN THE PRESIDENT IS ENTITLED TO NEGOTIATE ON BEHALF OF THE UNITED STATES, IT’S A CONSTITUTIONAL POWER AND I JUST CAN’T IMAGINE A SITUATION WHERE WHATEVER HE SAID TO ONE OF THESE INDIVIDUALS COULD BE SAID AS MAKING A PROMISE OR A COMMITMENT THAT STEPS OVER THE LINE BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT ‘HIS POWERS ARE SO BROAD.>>Martha: I ALSO THINK THE ADDITIONAL DETAILS THAT CAME UP THIS AFTERNOON, IT WASN’T JUST A PROMISE OR ONE THING, BUT IT WAS ACTUALLY A LOT OF THINGS. IN SOME WAYS COULD POTENTIALLY — IT MIGHT JUST BE AN INDICATION OF OVERALL DISGRUNTLED WITH THE WAY THE PRESIDENT WAS DEALING WITH. SO WE WILL SEE. WHAT ABOUT THE CRITICISM OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE? BECAUSE SOME ARE SAYING THAT THEY SORT OF STEPPED IN BETWEEN HERE TO PREVENT WHAT DEMOCRATS AS THE CORRECT PROCEDURE, WHICH WOULD BE TO RELEASE THE REPORT TO THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE TO HAVE THEM HAVE A LOOK AT IT BUT THE DOJ STANDING IN THE WAY OF THAT.>>THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND ESPECIALLY THE OFFICE OF LEGAL COUNSEL, WHO IS THE LAWYER OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH AND SOME OF THE SMARTEST PEOPLE THAT I KNOW AND HAVE WORKED WITH MANY OF THEM UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL. THEY ARE THE ONES THAT GET TO DECIDE THESE ISSUES REGARDING WHAT THE LAW IS AND WHAT YOU CAN AND CAN’T DO AND I WOULD STAND BEHIND REALLY ANYTHING THEY SAY BECAUSE STEVE ENGEL AND HIS GROUP ARE JUST THE SMARTEST LAWYERS AND THE GOVERNMENT.>>Martha: ALSO JUST AS A LAST MENTION, THE INSPECTOR GENERAL’S JOB IS TO SORT OF OVERSEE THE DEPARTMENTS THAT ARE UNDER THEM IN THE INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES, SO IT DOES SEEM THAT IT’S POTENTIALLY A VALID ARGUMENT THAT THE PRESIDENT IS OUTSIDE OF THAT CIRCLE AND THEY DON’T HAVE JURISDICTION OVER THAT.>>THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT, SO THE INSPECTOR GENERAL, THIS PROCESS IS RESERVED FOR ESSENTIALLY THEIR –>>Martha: EMPLOYEES.>>EMPLOYEES ON WHAT THEY HAVE AUTHORITY OVER AND THE PRESIDENT IS NOT INSIDE OF THE SCOPE AND SHOULD NOT BE PART OF THIS PROCEDURE TO TELL CONGRESS.>>Martha: WE WILL SEE WHERE IT GOES AND WHAT WAS SO EGREGIOUS THAT THEY — WE WILL

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  1. What the hell!.. Damm the childish demorat lawbreakers looking to start throwing their toys outa their cribs again, Jeez get over it already, You gonna have to live with the man for the next 4years.

  2. so no information has been released other than a complaint was made and it's fake news? The administration has resisted the complaint being transmitted to congress and we are to assume that that indicated there is nothing to it? another lowlight of a lowlife presidency

  3. Fox Noise has perfected the art of propaganda. Notice all the Trumptards posting who are incapable of differentiating between facts and spin. They are completely controlled. People, please at least try to think rationally and logically. If Trump has nothing to hide then why is he hiding?

  4. Trumps first soft reveal of five eyeballs? Let the American people know that FvEyes spies on all of us before tying it to Obama

  5. they are setting a standard, get out a fake story, spin it as true, let the trump supporters defend the president , then drop it and move on, so that when they have power they can now really do the things they say this president does and then accuse you of hypocrisy when you get outraged, cause justified.

  6. Everyone already knows its another phoney nothing burger just so the laimstream media can cream their jeans over until the real facts come out…The media has turned into dumpster news nothing but complete garbage ….

  7. At the core of Liberalism is the spoiled child — miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats.

  8. When he says "it's fake news" it always actually means, "it's true, it's a fact, and I'm super pissed about it. So I'm gonna trash the truth until you belive my lies."

    Individual 1, we see you ⚖️⚖️⚖️

  9. So where's the transparency in this administration? Why do they want to keep covering this stuff up if there's nothing in it? Let it come out if it's rubbish. They just look guilty if they keep trying to stop it going through the process. Why do they keep making excuses before letting everyone just look at it. What's your problem with that??? What's the problem with wanting a transparent administration in government?? I thought that was the whole point about hating Hilary, that she was covert and deceptive. Why shouldn't everything be laid out and proper procedures taken with this administration….like any other. I thought the idea was to clean up the swamp, not make the waters murkier??? How can anyone think this isn't a good thing for our politicians to be kept in check?

  10. Trump is always promising things to foreign leaders such as Kim Jong Un, Putin, Mohammed bin Salman, Uncle Tom Cobley and all. What's more, he delivers for them whenever he can. Shouldn't liberals be grateful that Trump is true to his word for once? Or is he just lying to foreign leaders too when he promises things to them? Let's at least consider that if they are offering him money to do something he is probably keeping his word. Foreign leaders need to know where they stand with the President and that he can be bought.

  11. Phil Mudd just kicked Adam Shiff out of the sandbox. Why are the Republican congress members so weak in blocking these unethical smear attacks ???

  12. Rudy Giuliani lost it on CNN tonight. He looked like a guilty man looks. He has to have a tumor. Something is not right with him. The degree of deflection was over the top. Trump and his appointed officials are continuing with their obstruction. Rudy Giuliani is on his deflection tour.

  13. Maybe the Justice giving him the Oath during his inauguration should have taken out the part "to the best of my Ability" and held him to a higher standard and not given him an out.

  14. As soon as Schiff sought out a microphone and press, It was a given that it was BS.Stood there for 20 minutes to tell the press he knows nothing. That sure is a funny way to protect a potential whistleblower.

  15. The reason the this story is in the fake media is the fact that Biden is mentioned. Considering that Biden is the only hope for left who can beat Trump a coordinating to their delusion. They are angry that Trump is investigating their messiah. Sad.

  16. I wonder if whistleblower was another paid Obama spy. Just like the supposed touting phony Trump Russia tower by Comey FBi spy (who was the one doing this then blaming Trump) Makes me sick

  17. Remember the democrats' reactions to Obama's hotmic with Medvev in 2012…something along the lines of, "I'll have more freedom to talk after the election", or something to that effect? I do! – not even crickets broke that silence. The democrat slogan should be 'Do as I say, not as I do'.

  18. Why the reporter says someone, something narrative of ilhan omar? Friends of Martha?
    Martha is very curious about the work in the world. When mary chose the best one, indeed the better one.
    Martha did you involve with anti-trump campaigners who used 3d holographic technology? Your friends in CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS pushing hard🤥?

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