John Dickerson: Senators Can't Use Phones Or Talk To Each Other During Impeachment Trial

  • Published: 08 November 2019
  • "60 Minutes" contributor John Dickerson details how members of the Senate will have to act while sitting as jurors in a potential impeachment trial for President Trump. #Colbert #JohnDickerson #News

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  • Fullmetal Potato
    Fullmetal Potato  1 hours back

    Donald Trump attempting to get that foreign aid in his election is illegal in it of itself regardless of if he succeeded, regardless of a quic pro quo.
    If you attempt to murder someone, if you attempt sexual assault, if you attempt robbery, if you attempt to violate election laws, those are all crimes regardless of if you are "too incompetent to commit the crime".

    Basically it really boils down to if Trump deserves a longer sentence for succeeding in his attempt or partially succeeding in asking the quid pro quo (which has been verified), or if he deserves a bit shorter sentence for trying to break the law but not getting the result he wanted.

    There is no innocent for him. Stuff he admitted in PUBLIC on LIVE TV were evidence of impeachable offenses if not impeachable offenses themselves when he wanted to include asking China for dirt on Joe Biden.

    Media tends to play too much into irrelevant stuff. Like the whistleblower isnt even that important anymore, we already seen the stuff they reported with extra witnesses that listened to the call firsthand that can verify it..

    Almost no one in the media (outside of some independent media) seems to point out the fact that regardless of quid pro quo, regardless of him succeeding in the act, the very act of asking for that dirt on his political rival from a foreign entity that he admitted to was illegal and impeachable in it of itself.

    Its something that destroys basically every talking point the Republicans have. It puts them in a spot where if they defend the president they are setting a precedent for allowing criminals to go unpunished if they are president.

    • You Daymon
      You Daymon  7 hours back

      This was actually an incredibly instructive and concise account of the lines of reasoning that Republicans have committed to and how it breaks down as incoherent.

      • Stephen Thompson
        Stephen Thompson  9 hours back

        The House will be making a mistake if they refer to the Senate only this one questionable offence. There are plenty of other things they could add to the charge sheet.

        • neurofire
          neurofire  17 hours back

          Marvelous summary...sure hope he's right about the Republic tho'... I'm still shaky on that.

          • Sheena345 M
            Sheena345 M  23 hours back

            He means ", there's no single line" from the Republicans over what Happened. We already know because there's testimony and a tape

            • Sheena345 M
              Sheena345 M  23 hours back

              Corrupt as they are you know the Republican Senators will run through different scenarios w Trump/WH so they can coordinate in advance what they'll do. Meaning it won't be an honest proceeding.

              • Daniel waugh
                Daniel waugh  1 days back

                "Everyone's! Turn your phones off, all eyes forward. Pay attention! " boy the trump will have a hard time paying attention without tweeting lol

                • Peter Xiong
                  Peter Xiong  1 days back

                  So wait, in other circumstances they can just use their phones all day? I wish I could be paid for doing nothing...

                  • John Kristian Aasen
                    John Kristian Aasen  2 days back

                    you have been trough worse? Nope

                    • Karen Piotte
                      Karen Piotte  2 days back

                      trump must be questioned!

                      • MrXanthios
                        MrXanthios  2 days back

                        a week off for thanksgiving?!?!?!?

                        • MrRosiesfavorites
                          MrRosiesfavorites  2 days back

                          if Bolton wanted to do the rt thing he would have shown up. he is a republican thru and thru. I would not trust him as far as I could throw him. I noticed trump has not said anything bad about him. Bolton knows things but he will spin it. he does not want trump impeached because that could cost the party in the 2020 elections. no i would not trust the guy. I just read an article that claims Bolton circumvented Mulvany and released the funding to the Ukrainians. if true trump lied again.

                          • Phil Z.
                            Phil Z.  2 days back

                            The case has LONG BEEN airtight Dickershit.

                            • Chris Gajda
                              Chris Gajda  2 days back

                              it's not about lying .... it's about him shamelessly breaking the law...again....if he's gonna get away with it prepare yourself for domestic investigations and prosecution of political opponents as a general rule....there is no line he wouldn't cross from there

                              • Cicliste C
                                Cicliste C  2 days back

                                what a pleasant and smart guy DIckerson is. never heard of him before

                                • RAT RepublicansAgainstTrump

                                  The cover up was wrong but okay. The President serving himself is wrong but okay. Violating the constitution was wrong but that’s okay.

                                  • UberLummox
                                    UberLummox  2 days back

                                    God, I miss Rudy. His unhinged bul$#!+ was priceless!
                                    Someone musta finally told him to stfu and don't show your face on the tv. Probably his *lawyer!* : D

                                    • MIke MIhaljevich
                                      MIke MIhaljevich  3 days back

                                      Wow. This guy is an idiot. His explanation of what the alternative perspectives are makes it sound philosophical as opposed to plain out criminal. If this POTUS has not committed criminal acts and impeachable offenses, the OJ Simpson was innocent, the earth is the center of our solar system, the earth is 5000 or 6000 years old, and Republicans are not the horrific toadies that everyone else claims.

                                      • Greg Reuter
                                        Greg Reuter  3 days back

                                        Is it just me, or is John Dickerson coked up? I'm not saying that I don't agree with him, but unless he ran four blocks to get to the show, he is sweating something fierce.

                                        • SecondLifeDesigner
                                          SecondLifeDesigner  3 days back

                                          The Democratic leadership has to subpoena John Bolton! If he has turned on Trump he could take Trump down.

                                          • C Smith
                                            C Smith  3 days back

                                            If only the Republicans had some recent, relevant, truly on point precedent to apply about whether a president under investigation by Congress and a special prosecutor can be impeached just for lying, not any other charge of a substantial nature. Since they suddenly don't seem to trust investigators who follow the codes and values of the Marines and Army who actually volunteered for service knowing they were headed to war, maybe they could get a truly trustworthy opinion on the issue from the investigator they seemed to like and respect the last time there was an impeachment, Ken Starr. Kavanaugh's grueling confirmation was clearly payback for having been on that assisting Starr when he determined there was a serious offense of Clinton lying about sex, but they could at least ask about a one-phone-call rule to...oh, wait. Huh. I guess they don't need a cell, actually...

                                            • Doanie Roll
                                              Doanie Roll  3 days back

                                              This is wonderful. Thank you. I love the perspective of John Dickerson. Such a serious quantum issue,,,... (your silliness) it is yet it is not. Quantum physics

                                              • Eriq Kunz
                                                Eriq Kunz  3 days back

                                                Dickerson is SO damn hot!!

                                                • Lidia Kenig-Scher
                                                  Lidia Kenig-Scher  3 days back

                                                  Wow, Mr Dickerson! The clarity you provide! Thank you. I watched this segment twice!

                                                  • Pamela Damaris
                                                    Pamela Damaris  3 days back

                                                    I'm not so sure about the comment, "We've been thru a whole lot worse".

                                                    • Erosdox7
                                                      Erosdox7  3 days back

                                                      How goes the Republic and THIS is his answer? 6:44. John Dickerson and his other well placed friends and family are in a “durable” situation. A full third of the country has nightmares, gnaw there teeth at night, and have tuned out and given up because of the very real and devistating suffering they are experiencing. When a talking-head journalist belittles the rest of our suffering (even out of ignorance) it makes him a part of the problem.

                                                      • Mate Jebach
                                                        Mate Jebach  3 days back

                                                        Well nice. One guy get blowjob in office and it is impeachable. Other guy uses whole state apparatus and states money for his own business, to eliminate political rival and it is not impeachable.

                                                        Or can we ask. If Bill Clinton uses whole state apparatus and states money for his own business, to eliminate political rival, is it impeachable? And if Dumb Donald gets blowjob in office is this impeachable?

                                                        • Phat Vegan
                                                          Phat Vegan  3 days back

                                                          The Republic is about to tear itself apart! I don't know how he thinks it's fine!

                                                          • Andy
                                                            Andy  3 days back

                                                            I dont think this impeachment should be about any one issue but rather the entire combination, on the emoluments alone he should be removed.

                                                            • Andy
                                                              Andy  3 days back

                                                              His damaging tariffs and the fact he has alienated the US from the rest of the world.

                                                          • Old Woman
                                                            Old Woman  3 days back

                                                            What scares me is that the public may once again see all the evidence of this president's criminality and, again, just say "meh".

                                                            • Old Woman
                                                              Old Woman  3 days back

                                                              He did it and he should be impeached.

                                                              • Old Woman
                                                                Old Woman  3 days back

                                                                Republicans will find a way to cheat.

                                                                • Ryan Ortega
                                                                  Ryan Ortega  3 days back

                                                                  “All politics [are] local(,)” I like that, I like it with the slip even better...Is.

                                                                  • pen j'honson
                                                                    pen j'honson  3 days back

                                                                    He is corrupt in every sense of the word. Donald Trump has broken every Christian commandment and uncountable laws. He WILL be Impeached, fined, and imprisoned.

                                                                    • HannaKat McDeavitt
                                                                      HannaKat McDeavitt  3 days back

                                                                      Anyone else nervous about the fact that Trump is unstable AND has the nuclear launch codes? Remove the head of the beast and Pence is the President. Hello Hitler 2.0.

                                                                      • Ruben Marulanda
                                                                        Ruben Marulanda  3 days back

                                                                        Impeach him and remove him from office for crimes as folows:
                                                                        1 ABUSE OF EXECUTIVE POWER
                                                                        2 ABUSE OF OFFICE
                                                                        3 ABUSE OF POWER
                                                                        4 ALLEGED CRIMINAL CONDUCT
                                                                        5 BENEATH THE DIGNITY OF THE OFFICE
                                                                        6 CROOK
                                                                        7 CON MAN
                                                                        8 CORRUPTION
                                                                        9 DEMAGOGUE
                                                                        10 DRAFT DODGER
                                                                        11 FUNRAISING ABUSES
                                                                        12 HOMOPHOBIC
                                                                        13 OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
                                                                        14 UNETHICAL BEHAVIOUR
                                                                        15 RACIST
                                                                        16 SEXUAL PREDATOR
                                                                        17 WHITE SUPREMACIST
                                                                        18 ETC.ETC.ETC.
                                                                        and personality talents: white supremacist , the lying king, the tantrum in chief, the racist in chief, the most unstable in chief, the most unfit for office, the most erratic ever in the history of all presidents world wide. There you go that's my honest analysis on this idiot and stupid orangutan. this is not hate this is reality and the sole true. yours truly. have a good day everyone.

                                                                        • David Heintz
                                                                          David Heintz  3 days back

                                                                          Dickerson was the first "reporter" who interviewed Senator Bernie Sanders when he announced his 2020 run. I guess Dickerson has forgotten this? Bernie 20/20

                                                                          • M Mlas
                                                                            M Mlas  3 days back

                                                                            John Dickerson is hot. There i said it.

                                                                            • Noli Dee
                                                                              Noli Dee  3 days back

                                                                              STATE CRAFT... Is that a way of saying full of shit lies but for the government body not for personal use???

                                                                              • Alexander Popa
                                                                                Alexander Popa  3 days back

                                                                                All politics are local -- wtf, welcome to the Internet its 2019.

                                                                                • Vicki Schlegel
                                                                                  Vicki Schlegel  3 days back

                                                                                  Isn’t just withholding funds that Congress has already allocated to a country, impeachable? He ignored an equal branch of government on that only. Last I heard we are supposed to have three equal branch of government. Trump usurped that basic government set up as stated by the constitution....yet again! So, impeach already.

                                                                                  • Cheryl Sibson
                                                                                    Cheryl Sibson  3 days back

                                                                                    Meanwhile, to prep, they could read all I learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum

                                                                                    Most of what I really need
                                                                                    To know about how to live
                                                                                    And what to do and how to be
                                                                                    I learned in kindergarten.
                                                                                    Wisdom was not at the top
                                                                                    Of the graduate school mountain,
                                                                                    But there in the sandpile at Sunday school.

                                                                                    These are the things I learned:

                                                                                    Share everything.
                                                                                    Play fair.
                                                                                    Don't hit people.
                                                                                    Put things back where you found them.
                                                                                    Clean up your own mess.
                                                                                    Don't take things that aren't yours.
                                                                                    Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
                                                                                    Wash your hands before you eat.
                                                                                    Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
                                                                                    Live a balanced life -
                                                                                    Learn some and think some
                                                                                    And draw and paint and sing and dance
                                                                                    And play and work everyday some.
                                                                                    Take a nap every afternoon.
                                                                                    When you go out into the world,
                                                                                    Watch out for traffic,
                                                                                    Hold hands and stick together.
                                                                                    Be aware of wonder.

                                                                                    • Michelle Page
                                                                                      Michelle Page  3 days back

                                                                                      I miss you, John Dickerson, on CBS This Morning.

                                                                                      • aa5a9ak
                                                                                        aa5a9ak  3 days back

                                                                                        How can they even refer to Trump as the POTUS? I can't bring myself to refer to him as anything but Traitor Trump. I feel as if we are without a president. Trump is too stupid to be POTUS.

                                                                                        • Jorge Stolfi
                                                                                          Jorge Stolfi  3 days back

                                                                                          Congress should look into the previous case of Trump's extortion of Ukraine, that resulted in their government cutting the collaboration with the Mueller probe and holding back information about Manafort's doings there. It would show that the present case is not an isolated incident but rather an extensive, long-running and multi-pronged criminal operation.

                                                                                          • Josh Hansen
                                                                                            Josh Hansen  3 days back

                                                                                            Imagine what he could do if the country actually rallied around him supporting him. Let he who is with out sin cast the first stone.

                                                                                            • PoisonDart
                                                                                              PoisonDart  2 days back

                                                                                              Trump is evil at his core. Honest people do not rally around unclean individuals.

                                                                                          • NA Lilfriend
                                                                                            NA Lilfriend  3 days back

                                                                                            It's a giant shit sandwich and we're all gonna have to take a bite.

                                                                                            • Randy Owens
                                                                                              Randy Owens  3 days back

                                                                                              by shaking down the ukranians and the time to do it, it gave putin time with trump's blessing to get better positioning on the border with no U S supplied arms to do harm to putin's people. another back channel trump deal. love and kisses to putin!!