House Invites Trump to Next Impeachment Hearing: A Closer Look

-The House has laid out the next steps in its
impeachment inquiry and now they’re inviting
President Trump himself to participate.
For more on this, it’s time for “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ] One thing we know about Trump is that his brain is basically
a toxic waste dump with a bunch of trash, debris
just floating around in there. And apparently, one particular
piece of brain litter that got lodged
in his skull recently is an insane and completely
nonsensical idea that there are people out there who want to change the name
of Thanksgiving an idea he barfed up at one of
his group therapy sessions in Florida last night. -As we gather together for
Thanksgiving — You know, some people to change the name Thanksgiving.
They don’t want to use the term Thanksgiving.
[ Crowd booing ] And that was true, also,
with Christmas, but now, everybody’s using
Christmas again. Remember I said that? [ Crowd cheering ] But now we’re gonna have to do
a little work on Thanksgiving. People have different ideas why it shouldn’t be called
Thanksgiving, but everybody in this room I
know loves the name Thanksgiving, and we’re not
changing it. -We could change it to “What the
[bleep] are you talking about?” [ Laughter ]
[ Cheers and applause ] Because nobody — nobody wants to change the name
of Thanksgiving! You see, as the impeachment
inquiry intensifies and Trump keeps losing,
he and his allies on Fox News have to keep inventing insane
new paranoid conspiracy theories to whip up their base and keep
them in line. I mean,
first it was war on Christmas, now it’s Thanksgiving.
What’s next? [ As Trump ] The Democrats
don’t want to use the term Halloween, folks! They want to change it
to All Gourds Day. We’re not gonna let it.” [ Garbled speech ] [ Garbled speech continues ] [ Cheers and applause ] Now, you will not — you will
not be surprised to learn that this dumb idea, like most
of Trump’s dumb ideas, originated on Fox News. In fact, at one point, Fox
literally aired a segment with a giant graphic that said
the words, “War on Thanksgiving.” There is no war on Thanksgiving. The only war on Thanksgiving
is the war between sane people and racist uncles who think
there’s a war on Thanksgiving. And then after that war,
you have to have a second war between cousins fighting over
the last bottle of red wine. [ Laughter ] And then just to fully
illustrate the lifecycle of an insane right-wing
conspiracy theory, the war on Thanksgiving idea
traveled from Fox News to Trump’s brain
and then back to Fox News. This morning, “Fox and Friends”
aired a clip of Trump’s comments and then puzzled over where it
could’ve possibly come from. -I don’t think
there’s a huge push to change the name of
Thanksgiving, is there? -Well, you know, uh… I think it was in 2015, there
was a rumor that Barack Obama wanted to change the name of
Thanksgiving, but that was debunked. -They actually did it. They found a way to tie it back
to Barack Obama. [ Laughter ] I’m shocked
they didn’t find a way to include Hillary Clinton, too.
In fact, I heard a rumor that one of Hillary’s missing
e-mails had the subject line — “Secret Plan to Rename
Thanksgiving.” So, I don’t know.
It’s hard to tell… [ Applause ] Trump is grasping at straws
and ridiculous lies because the impeachment inquiry
that threatens his presidency is intensifying and moving into
the next phase. Remember, we just had two weeks
of public hearings that featured
one witness after another testifying that there was,
in fact, a corrupt quid pro quo
with Ukraine. We already have all the
evidence. Remember how they had to arrest
Al Capone for tax evasion because they couldn’t get him on
the other crimes? Well, this is the exact opposite
of that. The President actually has
committed tax evasion. Everyone’s like,
“Oh, you don’t forget! We don’t have time for that!
The guy tried to get two countries to interfere
in our elections, he paid off a porn star, and
from the look of Rudy’s face, he judo chopped his own lawyer’s
ballsack. Now the House is laying out
its next steps for impeachment inquiry,
starting with a hearing schedule for next week in the
House Judiciary Committee, which will be responsible for
drafting articles of impeachment against the President, which
means a vote on those articles could come by the end
of the year. -While Congress remains
on Thanksgiving break, Democrats are already preparing
for a busy December in the impeachment inquiry. Once lawmakers return, it is the
House Judiciary Committee that will take center stage. Chairman Jerry Nadler writing
that on December 4th, the panel will hold its first
hearing in the probe to, quote, “Discuss the historical
and constitutional basis of impeachment. -December will be filled
with public hearings and a likely vote in the House
Judiciary Committee before a full vote to
impeachment on the House Floor, which could come before
Christmas day. -Wow, Trump could actually be
impeached in time for Christmas. I mean, in a way, it’s the one
promise he’s actually kept because remember, he did say… -You’ll be saying,
“Merry Christmas” again. -See, he was right! [ Cheers and applause ] Now, in announcing
this next step, the House also invited Trump
and his lawyers to participate in the
impeachment process, but in doing so, they laid out
what would seem like a pretty obvious rule. House Judiciary Chairman
Jerry Nadler wrote to Trump, “I am hopeful that you and your
council will opt to participate in the committee’s hearings consistent with the rules
of decorum and with the solemn nature
before us.” It’s amazing that they even had
to tell the President to adhere to the rules
of decorum. But it’s like how you have one
wedding invitation for all of your guests
and then another one just for your druggy cousin. [ Laughter ] Now, a CNN poll this week found
that 50% of Americans want Trump not just impeached
but removed from office, and the House’s invitation
to Trump comes after weeks of Trump complaining that he
wasn’t allowed to participate in the impeachment process.
In fact, last week in a rambling Fox News
interview, he even said he would welcome
a trial in the Senate, which would likely begin
early next year. -Don’t forget,
there was no due process, you can’t have lawyers, we
couldn’t have any witnesses. We want to call
the whistleblower. But you know who I want
as the first witness? ‘Cause, frankly, I want a trial. -No! You do not want a trial. You wouldn’t last more
than five minutes on the stand without confessing.
For one thing, your arresting demeanor is,
“You’re damn right I ordered the code red.” [ Laughter ] So now that
the impeachment inquiry is moving to its next phase,
Trump is preparing his defense. For example, he’s blocked
several of his closest aids from testifying — aids who have
been directly implicated in this scheme to extort
Ukraine. In fact, at this very moment,
Trump’s White House is fighting in court to block
those aids from testifying. But yesterday, Trump insisted
he’s actually love to let them tell their side
of the story. -Trump tweeted, “I would love to
have Mike Pompeo, Rick Perry, Mick Mulvaney,
and many others testify about the phoney
impeachment hoax. -Oh, would you? Would you love
for them to testify? He always goes so overboard and
makes it clear that he’s lying. That’s like if your girlfriend
said, “I’d love to stay in on a Friday night and watch you
play video games.” You’d be like, “Nuh-uh!” [ Laughter ] So Trump inner circle has been dragged into the
impeachment process, as well. Now, it’s well established that
America’s greatest Presidents have always succeeded in part
by assembling great teams. FDR had his famous Brain Trust,
Lincoln had his team of rivals, and Trump, of course,
has his team of off-brand
Mr. Potato Head dolls. [ Laughter ]
I mean, look at — Why do they all look like
their eyes and ears have been drawn onto their
heads? I mean, Stephen Miller
looks like a snake just rose
out of a basket, Devin Nunes looks like
someone poked two holes in a brown paper bag, Rudy Giuliani looks like
a face drawn on a kumquat. And now, Trump’s inner circle is
entangled in his criminal scheme to extort a foreign country to
interfere in the 2020 election. For example, today
the “New York Times” reported that Giuliani, who is reportedly
on a criminal investigation for everything from money
laundering to obstruction of justice to
campaign finance violations, also pursued business in Ukraine while pushing for inquiries
for Trump. And it wasn’t just Rudy.
Two of Giuliani’s henchmen, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman,
have already been indicted for their role in this scheme.
You remember these two guys? The guys who look like
characters from the Soviet version
of Guess Who? [ Laughter ] Now, you might remember that
these guys had at least 10 — 10 separate interactions
with Trump. And they told associates that
Trump had sent them on a secret mission to dig up
dirt on Joe Biden and Ukraine. I’m sorry, but these
are the guys you want on a secret mission?
Yeah, I mean, they’ll blend right in
as long as the mission is to infiltrate a convention
of Queens building supers. [ Laughter ] In fact, they specifically said
they’d been given a special assignment by Trump,
which they told people was some sort of James Bond
mission. It’s really great that Trump
came up with a James Bond mission
and he assigned it to two guys who look like they’d immediately
get thrown off a speedboat by James Bond. These guys look like
the mug shots that would come up during one of Bond’s briefings. You know, like at the beginning
of the movie when M is going through a list
of known suspects before they get to
the main villain. It’s like, “[British accent]
Lev Parnas — arms dealer eaten by a shark
in the South Pacific. Igor Fruman — drug trafficker
accidentally electrocuted after putting his [bleep]
in a socket in Kiev. [ Laughter ] That’s the photo from before
that happened.” [ Laughter ] Now — Now they’ve been
arrested, one of them
is basically begging to flip on Rudy and the President, and the House Intelligence
Committee is reportedly already
in possession of audio and video recordings
and photographs provided to the committee
by Lev Parnas. The material submitted
to the committee includes audio, video, and photos
that include Giuliani and Trump. That’s right, they have audio
and video recordings of Trump and Rudy.
And let’s just spare a thought for the Congressional
investigators who have to sit down and listen
to recordings of Rudy Giuliani. I mean, these are investigators
who probably clerked for judges and high-powered
law firms, and they’ll have to spend
their holiday sifting through the ramblings of
this lunatic. -Shut up, moron! Shut up. -Okay, hold on.
-Shut up. You don’t know what you’re talking about.
-We got the whistleblower. We have the transcript…
-Shhhh! Shh! Shh! -…of the call and the
President’s remarks. -[ Garbled ] I am Spartacus.
I am Spartacus. -By the way, Biden’s been off
the trip — -He’s our Al Gore. -Alright, Rudy,
hold that thought. -What thought is he gonna hold? You know you’re crazy when
you’re already practicing breaking free from your
straightjacket. “You’ll never hold me!
You’ll never hold me!” [ Cheers and applause ] So now, not only does the House
have possession of these recordings, but they’ve
also subpoenaed Lev and Igor, and Democratic Intelligence
Chairman Adam Schiff said this week,
“There’s a chance they’ll even be called
to testify.” -We have subpoenaed documents
from Mr. Parnas. We’ve had discussions with the
Southern District of New York. We have subpoenaed Mr. Parnas
and Mr. Fruman for their records. We would like them to fully
comply with those subpoenas. We may go beyond those
documentary requests, but we first want to see the
documents, and we have seen
time and time again the importance of getting
documents before witnesses testify. It would be nice
to have those documents before we question people
like the Secretary of State or question people
like Mr. Parnas. -Can you imagine this guys
testifying before Congress? He’d have to get
special permission to wear a tie
with his track suit. [ Laughter ] The House has laid out
the next steps in the impeachment inquiry.
A vote could come by the end of the year.
And judging by the polls, if Trump does get impeached, Americans will be doing
a lot of… -Thanksgiving. -This has been “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ]

100 Replies to “House Invites Trump to Next Impeachment Hearing: A Closer Look”

  1. I've literally never encountered anyone saying we shouldn't say Thanksgiving. And the only people I see saying anything about the "war on Christmas" or however else you'd like to put it are the ones trying to defend Christmas. I have literally never seen any attack on the holiday or the word.

  2. Trump wants to call it thanks for not giving.
    Idiot trump is close to being Amendment 25, maybe we can rename Christmas? “if he’s out of the White House In December”
    It will be snowing MAGA snowflake tears…

  3. As a pagan I don’t celebrate Christmas. I observe Yuletide, tho many of the things most people do at Christmas (the tree, the wreath, the dinner, the gifts) are actually all pagan practices. But I’ll call it what it is. Spendmoneyyoudonthavemas! Blessed be x

  4. Dude, cousins fighting over red wine? Seth, I love you dude, but it’s obvious that the cousin dealing with the insufferable uncle as a father gets it… it’s just like the airlines, middle seat gets both armrests and I’ll out drink Jim Jeffries to determine if he said it first or it’s just a common behavior.

  5. "to ttump's brain…" What brain? Having lived most of my long life in Queens, NY–ttump's stomping grounds–l've known of ttump since he started his career as a real estate "mogul" (hahahaha, "mogul" that's a laugh), and l can tell you that no one in my neighborhood credited him with having a brain; just the opposite, actually.

  6. Instead of a lump of coal for Trump ,Santa will give him an impeachment gift 🎁 Merry Christmas 🎄 As for the NewYear Let’s just wait and see !

  7. Guess What? It is your duty to show up and participate. Attendance is mandatory if We the People are to take you seriously. I say you are a bunch of chickens and know the fryer is your fate. If that is not true come on down to Congress and state your peace. Comrade Bonespurs is a very bad example that you do not need to follow if you have even a shred of honesty remaining.



  9. There was never a war on Christmas. Actually, referring to Christmas as, "Happy Holidays," was just in the effort to make the season more inclusive to all Americans and goodwill to everyone the world over. This change came about at a time when kinship was all-inclusive, and it just seemed the right thing to do instead of fomenting hate and encouraging the rise of White Supremacy. Now, the orange moron further declaring that Democrats want to change the name of Thanksgiving is doubly ridiculous and he should start listening to the people and what they really want and need instead of trying to con them into believing his bullshit rhetoric like the tax-cuts benefitting the middle-class and their healthcare policies that will take America back to the 1960s with no pre-existing conditions included in the insurance plans. With all that's at stake, it makes it hard for me to believe that the U.S. will come out the better at the end of the orange fascist regime. Impeach this incompetent idiot, ASAP!

  10. Speaking of barf references, I call" Breitbart =Barf-Barf." It works. Can the Turkeys pardon Trump?They are innocent, after all. I'd feel safer being governed by Turkeys.

  11. Shame on those black people who stand behind him and clap. He’s one of the most racist president America ever had and here they stand behind him and cheer him, they are probably paid, shame on them!

  12. What a joke. Get rid of all those bastards. The old ones. Its ovious that they all have oldzimers. We cannot have these idiots run our country, they are already running it to the GUTTER.

  13. Not really comfortable with Seth continuing to drag those Ukrainian guys for their looks and pushing East European stereotypes on them

  14. NO ONE WANTED TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THANKSGIVING! Why isn't the POTUS speaking to the American people about important matters?????

  15. Grandpa needs a straight jacket, gagged, blind-folded and kept in the basement cage to protect Americans. This man is insane and running amok. Lock him up! Lock him up!

  16. I think Trump was partly correct but was a bit confused. He was getting confused with the whole “Thanksgiving” day thing with “Columbus day”. Some indigenous people think Columbus day should be referred to as “indigenous peoples day”.

  17. It has to be comforting to know it's always a racist uncle, never a racist dad. It's comforting to know that he never reproduced.

  18. Recognizing Indigenous people's day is the point. It's not a war on Thanksgiving. He just spins whatever falls out of his 💩 mouth. I gave respect to our First Nation's people and our traditions of my family this past Thanksgiving. There can be a middle ground. He perceives everything as a threat like a rabid dog on crack.

  19. Complains he doesn't get to be at the impeachment hearings or ask questions.  Jerry Nadler sent him a letter letting him know that he can absolutely come to them or his attorneys if he wants to.  He said no he isn't coming.  Kind of hard to present your defense if you choose to skip court…just saying…

  20. guy cleaning up the road the thugs assaulted the guy and the man claimed he fell a big lie fake journalism.👎👎💩💩💩🤖🤖🤡🤡🖕🖕👎👎🤖🤖🤖🤖

  21. It is very hard for me to understand why a very good informed guy like Seth Meyers haven't heard that many people have been talking about a new name for Thanksgiving. And I am not a Trump's follower, but it is silly to talk so enthusiastically about he doesn't knwo what he is talking about.

  22. I hesitate to discuss a long & complicated issue such as the impeachment. It is not as simple as people make it out to be.

    There are many forces & spheres of influence at work.

    Best regards,

  23. Look at Germany and Rwanda propaganda took theses countries down we are doing the same damn thing. Please keep your morals in line and we will be OKAY.

  24. Have to mute the orange bastad now. If anyone in you life acted like this criminal, would you let him babysit for you? how about cook a meal for you.

  25. The ultra extreme conservo’s tend to whine about “they wanna change (name it) “ BUT they’re the poof balls who passively renamed Halloween. They have “harvest festivals” at the churches and refrain from calling it Halloween since most of them think it’s satanic. On that note they tend to turn their heads at any paranormal genre yet read the most paranormal book ever written called the Bible. These are just things to ponder kiddos.

  26. #sethmeyers LMAO Im a 56 yr old female in East TN a Independent ( imagine that in the Bible belt) #dumptrump I have NEVER been so embarrassed and shocked at what the GOP is OKAY with. I voted for George W Busch and I AM a Christian woman. However, following my faith and sacrificing my values and faith are something that I cannot understand at all! GOP bunch of hypocrites! Trump is danger to our National Security. Now he doesn't plan on funding NATO. !! Im a #bernie2020 voter! RN 36 yrs. I have NEVER been so inspired by any politician than Bernie since #senjohnmccain Like it or not folks the #ClimateCrisis is real AND #HEALTHCAREISAHUMANRIGHT the GOP will do nothing to help my grandkids or yours! #votebluenomatterwho but I pray it's #bernie2020 #healthcareisahumanright My values are between me and God. Why cant these politicians see that? #trumpisfortrump not OUR Country. WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS #repelijahcummings

  27. I see Trump was giving thanks again for himself and complaining that he didn't get enough turkey which I figure he could have every night at the White House if he wanted it it seems there is no empathy with this president

  28. I really do not understand why the media pretends that there are over 20 GOP senators that will chose to impeach trump.

  29. He is so stupid! I agree we could change it to what the f*** you are talking about!!! There was NO war on Christmas! There is no war on Thanksgiving! Stupid! Dangerous – only to separate USA people. Trump has to please Putin!

  30. Trump was confusing the controversy over “Columbus Day” with “Indigenous People Day”. What a dummy. There is no war on Thanksgiving, just on this wacko President.

  31. There may not be a war on Thanksgiving, Seth Meyers, but that doesn't mean everybody love love loves the memory of 95% of native peoples being killed, having their children taken from them, having their land and community and history and customs taken away from them, in return for being generous one autumn evening…. Glad to know these horrors don't affect your ability to make a Trump joke.

  32. This is America we are strong intelligent will protect our honor and integrity . This is not Democrat or republican. This is Americans saving our world integrity.

  33. He suddenly remembered it was Christmas not thanksgiving… but he couldn’t just admit it cuz he’s a loon and a coward.

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