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U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a joint press conference with the President of the Republic of Finland – South Portico.

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  1. Please stop talking. I didnt vote for you but this is sad. Your mouth is getting you in deep doo doo. The Art of the Dooky.

  2. It aint working mr loser

  3. Trump make the world great again!

  4. Trump make américa great again! You are loved

  5. Indeed, nobody has done lwhat you have done, made America crazy

  6. Amerika got a mad, Willy imbicil in the office and can' t tot hij out because republicans are do corrupt

  7. He actually used the phrase "stable genius" again.

  8. Finland President be like "Get me outta here, please."🤦‍♂️😣🤣🤣🤣

  9. The biggest enemy to America has always been since the 1700s especially the influx of spies in their early teens before and during World War 1 are the Kazarian Jew bastards. Stalin Lenin Trotsky kaganovich Jakob shift and 20 other men destroyed an entire country and murdered between 60 and 180 million people. Every village that had a church like my grandmother's Village Inn Ukraine were murdered because they were Christians they were murdered by the Jew bastards

  10. “Beautiful, tremendous, amazing and perfect call I had with president of Ukraine”

  11. He says ask the president of Finland a question. Then he starts talking after the interviewer asks the president of Finland a question lol

  12. What a laughingstock of a president!

  13. So here's the deal. Joe Biden went over to Ukraine, said that if they dont fire the prosecuting attorney that was investigating his son, that they were not getting a billion of our tax payer dollars. The attorney was indeed fired. This is illegal and all done with Obama's blessing. Then Trump gwts on the phone and expresses interest in Ukraine reopening the investigatiin and find out what the hell exactly happened. The media gets a hold of it and turns it into this farce. All ypu liberals make me sick. You have no sense of right and wrong. Good and evil. Just orange man bad. Thats all you have. No evidence. Just you and your high horse of social justice.

  14. Funny how Trump is angered by Schiff’s “paraphrasing” of the Ukraine phone conversation. Then Trump god on to paraphrase Schiff “He looked at the transcript and said ‘wow, there’s nothing here. If Trump is going to criticize paraphrasing, he shouldn’t paraphrase when he criticizes.

  15. He tells Finland they’re lucky not to belong to NATO as they save money. I thought Trump’s complaint was that NATO members don’t pay enough. Well, which is it? I’m sure Russia is always happy to see Trump take a dig at NATO

  16. Wow what an absolute nut case. And I'm not talking about the president of Finland

  17. Thought this guy was already impeached🤔😭😭😭

  18. Trump won’t answer the question then he answers for the Finnish President

  19. Mr. Trump, in spite of the conspiracy of smears, lies, innuendo and framing attempts, You Will Win Again.

  20. 36:35 is why Trump will be impeached

    He won’t answer the question because he knows what he did was wrong

  21. He's cracking under pressure… yes

  22. Trying to track any cohesion to trump's sentences…run on, jumpy, inconsistent, and non-sensical….gives me a headache.

  23. Damn! Someone is cracking under the pressure.roflmao

  24. He invokes civil war a stock market crash unseen be4 ………little man how dare you threaten the American people if your con manipulated racist little hand ass get caught being what you are a corrupt selfish rich pig
    Who eats KFC with knife and fork…..
    …….. YA grab it with you hands that KFC wing …thigh …….wat a prick punkass nimrodic bitchneck goofy racist swine feces worm slug shit con man………phew that understates what this blond punk has become ……….bring your civil war …….your stock market crash……..THE GREATEST PRESIDENT …………GRRRRRR DONT GET ME STARTED!!!!!!. DON JON. ……..

  25. The narcissistic racist old fool grifter speaks.

  26. Wahhhhhh waaaaaahhhhhhhh I'm a rich con man that can't get no respect………..waaaaahhhhhhh

  27. So angry. Liar In Chief. After fact checking, I attach NYT article Trump uses to accuse Adam Schiff of helping the whistleblower write the document.

    The New York Times

    Schiff, House Intel Chairman, Got Early Account of Whistle-Blower’s Accusations

    Representative Adam B. Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, knew some details of the allegations against Mr. Trump before the C.I.A. officer filed a whistle-blower complaint.CreditErin Schaff/The New York Times

    By Julian E. Barnes, Michael S. Schmidt and Matthew Rosenberg

    Oct. 2, 2019Updated 2:44 p.m. ET

    WASHINGTON — The Democratic head of the House Intelligence Committee, Representative Adam B. Schiff of California, learned about the outlines of a C.I.A. officer’s concerns that President Trump had abused his power days before the officer filed a whistle-blower complaint, according to a spokesman and current and former American officials.

    The early account by the future whistle-blower shows how determined he was to make known his allegations that Mr. Trump asked Ukraine’s government to interfere on his behalf in the 2020 election. It also explains how Mr. Schiff knew to press for the complaint when the Trump administration initially blocked lawmakers from seeing it.

    The C.I.A. officer approached a House Intelligence Committee aide with his concerns about Mr. Trump only after he had had a colleague first convey them to the C.I.A.’s top lawyer. Concerned about how that initial avenue for airing his allegations through the C.I.A. was unfolding, the officer then approached the House aide. In both cases, the original accusation was vague.

    The House staff member, following the committee’s procedures, suggested the officer find a lawyer to advise him and file a whistle-blower complaint. The aide shared some of what the officer conveyed to Mr. Schiff. The aide did not share the whistle-blower’s identity with Mr. Schiff, an official said.

    “Like other whistle-blowers have done before and since under Republican and Democratic-controlled committees, the whistle-blower contacted the committee for guidance on how to report possible wrongdoing within the jurisdiction of the intelligence community,” said Patrick Boland, a spokesman for Mr. Schiff.

    In his whistle-blower complaint, the officer said Mr. Trump pressured the Ukrainian government to investigate a host of issues that could benefit him politically, including one connected to the son of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

    A reconstituted transcript released by the White House of a call between Mr. Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine backed up the whistle-blower’s account, which was itself based on information from a half dozen American officials and deemed credible by the inspector general for the intelligence community.

    Mr. Trump has focused his ire on Mr. Schiff amid the burgeoning Ukraine scandal, even suggesting he could be arrested for treason. The president, who has also made thinly veiled threats against the whistle-blower and accused him of being partisan, is likely to use the revelation that the C.I.A. officer first approached the committee to try to undermine the complaint and suggest it was part of a Democratic plot against him.

    The whistle-blower’s decision to offer what amounted to an early warning to the intelligence committee’s Democrats is also sure to thrust Mr. Schiff even more forcefully into the center of the controversy.

    On Wednesday, Mr. Trump said Mr. Schiff should be forced to resign for reading a parody of the Ukraine call at a hearing, an act Mr. Trump has called treasonous and criminal.

    “We don’t call him shifty Schiff for nothing,” said Mr. Trump. “He’s a shifty dishonest guy.”

    Mr. Schiff’s aides followed procedures involving the C.I.A. officer’s accusations, Mr. Boland said. They referred the C.I.A. officer to an inspector general and advised him to seek legal counsel.

    Mr. Schiff never saw any part of the complaint or knew precisely what the whistle-blower would deliver, Mr. Boland said.

    “At no point did the committee review or receive the complaint in advance,” he said. He said the committee received the complaint the night before releasing it publicly last week and noted that came three weeks after the administration was legally mandated to turn it over to Congress. The director of national intelligence, Joseph Maguire, acting on the advice of his top lawyer and the Justice Department, had blocked the inspector general for the intelligence community, Michael Atkinson, from turning over the complaint sooner.

    The future whistle-blower went to Mr. Schiff’s committee after he grew concerned about the first investigation he had touched off.

    The C.I.A. officer first had a colleague take his concerns — in vague form — to the C.I.A.’s general counsel, Courtney Simmons Elwood, who began a preliminary inquiry by contacting a deputy White House counsel, alerting the White House that complaints were coming from the C.I.A.

    As C.I.A. and White House lawyers began following up on the complaint, the C.I.A. officer became nervous, according to a person familiar with the matter. He learned that John Eisenberg, a deputy White House counsel and the legal adviser to the national security adviser, was among those scrutinizing his initial allegation.

    Contacts in the National Security Council had also told the C.I.A. officer that the White House lawyers had authorized records of Mr. Trump’s call with Mr. Zelensky to be put in a highly classified computer system, meaning that the lawyers who were now helping the C.I.A. investigate the officer’s allegations were the same ones implicated in them. The officer has alleged that White House aides’ decision to store the call records more restrictively was itself an abuse of the system.

    The C.I.A. officer decided the complaint he had brought to Ms. Elwood was at risk of being swept aside, prompting him to go to the lawmakers who conduct oversight of the intelligence agencies.

    He followed the advice of Mr. Schiff’s aide and filed his complaint to Mr. Atkinson. And though Mr. Maguire blocked him from forwarding it to Congress, he did allow Mr. Atkinson to notify lawmakers of its existence.

    The complaint was filed in consultation with a lawyer, officials said. “The intelligence community whistle-blower followed the advice of legal counsel from the beginning,” said Andrew Bakaj, the lead counsel for the whistle-blower. “The laws and processes have been followed.”

    Filing a complaint with Mr. Atkinson gave the whistle-blower added protections against reprisals and also allowed him to legally report on classified information. While House Intelligence Committee members are allowed to receive classified whistle-blower complaints, they are not allowed to make such complaints public, according to a former official. A complaint forwarded to the committee by the inspector general gives it more latitude over what it can publicize.

    By the time the whistle-blower filed his complaint, Mr. Schiff and his staff knew at least vaguely what it contained.

    Mr. Schiff, after a private letter and phone call to Mr. Maguire, publicly released a letter seeking the complaint and suggested it could involve Mr. Trump or others in his administration. Mr. Schiff followed up by subpoenaing Mr. Maguire to testify before the intelligence committee.

    Mr. Schiff’s intense push took Mr. Maguire and his aides by surprise, current and former intelligence officials said. In other cases of lawmakers seeking classified material that the intelligence agencies were reluctant to share, including whistle-blower complaints, both sides usually tried to resolve the matter by holding quiet discussions.

    Officials in Mr. Maguire’s office, who did not know the details of the complaint, were puzzled why Mr. Schiff went public right away, eschewing the usual closed-door negotiations.

    Congressional officials insisted that Mr. Schiff and his aides followed the rules. Whistle-blowers regularly approach the committee, given its role in conducting oversight of the intelligence agencies, Mr. Boland said.

    “The committee expects that they will be fully protected, despite the president’s threats,” Mr. Boland said, referring to the whistle-blower without identifying his gender. “Only through their courage did these facts about the president’s abuse of power come to light.”

    Nicholas Fandos contributed reporting.

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