Why are the Democrats racing to impeach Trump if he’s out of office in 8 days time? - BBC Newsnight

12 ਜਨਵਰੀ 2021
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Democrats have introduced an article of impeachment against US President Donald Trump for his role in last week's deadly invasion of the Capitol. Please subscribe HERE bit.ly/1rbfUog
Democrats say a vote on the article will go ahead in the House on Wednesday unless Vice-President Mike Pence invokes constitutional powers to remove Mr Trump from office.
The article filed in the House on Monday accuses Mr Trump of "incitement of insurrection".
Why are the Democrats racing to impeach President Trump if he’s out of office in 8 days time?
Newsnight’s US Correspondent David Grossman reports. Emily Maitlis is joined by Donald Trump's impeachment attorney in 2020, Robert Ray and Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee.
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  • Not fair impichment

    Anne DahlAnne Dahl2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Kudos to the moderator: "quick on her feet" and asking excellent follow-up questions.

    jon haydenjon hayden4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
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    느님못생겨ᄊ느님못생겨ᄊ4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Oh please,, have you seen the news???? Do you havet to remember what he started????

    Tennessee wiskeyTennessee wiskey4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Lol, crafted together, was the journalist suppose to imply that he was videoing his interviewee (1 minute in), it wasn't a video conference call as the journalist's phone was too close to his own face and the quality of video from the interviewee was too good and wasn't from his laptop as the video had bounce on it. Was the bounce artificially added, I think so and if so why, to suggest the journalist had videoed the footage with his phone and if so why the sound was not from the same environment as the journalist? No, the footage was most likely supplied by 'Storyfull' as stated in the previous footage. The same Storyfull that was bought out by News Corp, News Corp having one of its major share holders being TEDA, which is a China based company (Tianjin TEDA Co., Ltd) . and is a Chinese conglomerate based in Tianjin, China which engages in many business areas such as 'transportation operations' and medicines . Enjoy your electronic tags BBC, read the small print on them, where does it say they were made, let's guess 👀

    A. J. Atkinson ARTA. J. Atkinson ART5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Dipshit lawyer trying to downplay the situation.

    Michael B.Michael B.5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Bolshevik Brainwashing Corporation

    DestroyEraseImprove ;DestroyEraseImprove ;5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Impeached for what though?

    Tsar Kievan RusTsar Kievan Rus5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Maitlis is sub-par. She's such a poor interviewer, and completely inept in her prosecution of points. She's a diversity hire, and way below Paxman's standard. The BBC should replace her with someone fearless and competent so that Newsnight is once again the best news digest on the planet.

    V MahanV Mahan6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Democrats are the kkk remember that

    Tim GanterTim Ganter6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • The Democrats are doing this to ruin Pence. Pence is an incredibly good choice for the United States in the next election. And for those who do not see that Pelosi is the warrior who excites the mood must be blind. Or will be blind. Pelosi is the culprit in the vandalism on the hill.

    Krinken KrinkensenKrinken Krinkensen7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Why are you asking us.

    Anthony JarrettAnthony Jarrett7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Come on Trump! 4 more years.

    Michael PMichael P7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • "My mom thinks I'm special " hilarious

    Reality MattersReality Matters7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Oh!! God help us the Americans. Amen

    Agatha EsotuAgatha Esotu7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • this host is trying to stir up trouble, not get to the truth.

    Randy HarrisRandy Harris7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Because corruption? Not normal to judge somebody before investigation provocators. He has not doing nothing wrong. This hate compani destroy country. Democrats will rull forever but those who support them will be disupointed with them too. This is ekstremism and will not choose between presidents, the criminal rebels can take over then. Dont be naiv. President Trump is you better frend.

    Anne DahlAnne Dahl7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • poor Britts are looking for the logic in what repubs are suggesting...hahaha

    shandiz Uribeshandiz Uribe7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • I also don't want my tax money going towards his pension after he's out of office. I'd feel like I was supporting domestic terrorism.

    🗽🗽7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • I'm no trump lover but hearing that Pelosi woman accusing someone else of being unhinged made me laugh.

    Annoying B'stardAnnoying B'stard7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Dems are scared he will win in 4 years. He did not incite anymore than Biden/Harris incited BLM/Antifa to loot and arson

    Miss British EmpireMiss British Empire7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • He is special to the fbi as well ,

    John LoiblJohn Loibl8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • He has to be impeached ,demo racy at stake

    John LoiblJohn Loibl8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • If you think that Trump is guilty of his words, prosecute him through lawsuit but not through impeachment which isn’t an appropriate way. The democrats is just using the riot as an excuse to stop Trump from being back four years later because they are fear of an utter lose by then.

    Vincent CheungVincent Cheung8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Rock on, Democracy 💙💙💙

    Maxim PopovMaxim Popov8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Outlaw that too exists in USA۔

    Mir HidayatMir Hidayat8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Rigging the Election is OK, but if you object, you will be impeached.

    V MV M8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Trump

    Thianlangam KameiThianlangam Kamei8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Only if convicted in Congress will the vote then be open to prevent him from future office.

    Matthew Manokhina-GallegosMatthew Manokhina-Gallegos8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • I understood that BBC as always, is Democrat and left wing. Nothing new about that.

    Cheguei UKCheguei UK8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Because the deep state are terrified of him, they literally promoted violence 7 months ago while businesses burned and people died, also election was rigged so much evidence so much corruption in this world

    JordacaiJordacai8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Wow the lies in this new feed is cringe AF.

    spike19874spike198748 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • One question : this what "democrats" call "democraty" and "freedon of expression" also garentees by US Constitution ? Or is that what Stalin called "purges"?

    Gaïa SoGaïa So8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Because they scarded about what common people could learn about they lives ? About their corruption, about their sexual déviances ?

    Gaïa SoGaïa So8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Blame the guy who carried a pair of scissors as tactical weapon..... come on!

    Julia YuanJulia Yuan8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Whatever. The civil war soon will start soon.

    Dima MatatDima Matat8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Because he's serving another 4 yrs and all the fake news from media houses and election fraud by Democrats will be EXPOSED.. they fear Trump the trumpet. He doesn't fear anyone..

    Karen KagendoKaren Kagendo8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • What is the big deal about impeaching, again? All he did was tweet and play golf and take credit for everything he had nothing to do with. Oh, and lie; incite sedition; desecrate democracy; spit on the Constitution; ignore the pandemic; encourage assassination of politicians; alienate world leaders; divide the nation; con the cultists; practice inhumane internment and segregation; normalize hate, violence and misogyny; con his way to the White House; adulterate the Republican Party and turn into an unrecognizable totalitarian regime; make history with two impeachments under his belt, as the worst President, the first fascist dictator of a nation founded on democracy; bar the media; exploit nepotism; spotlight his unimaginable stupidity and dangerous mental instability; and...most egregious of all, turn toilet paper stuck to the bottom of a shoe a fashion statement.

    Ramona PestRamona Pest8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • All theater by the hid den fam ilies who con trol every nat ion. rene gade trib une dott kom

    Anthony RAnthony R8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Emily knows how to give it back to guests 😀

    NITIN SHETNITIN SHET8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Looked at the blatant bias from bbc , cancel your tv licence

    Jason KokJason Kok8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • If only the bbc would cover antifa so vigorously, cancel your tv licence

    Jason KokJason Kok8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • I doubt very seriously Trump would run in 2024 anyway.

    GeoSGeoS8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
    • wrong. trump has said he plans to run in 2024. he likely won't win the primaries but many republicans really don't want trump as their figurehead again.

      some person on planet earthsome person on planet earth8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Evil democrats

    Anna LasAnna Las8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • "The government functions just fine." lol wut

    El DandyEl Dandy8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • you have to get the whole picture, like what rudy and trump's son said too, its a package deal

    Husky PassionHusky Passion8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • that lol fence wont stop them more than 30 seconds !

    Husky PassionHusky Passion8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • the capitol burns, and the republicans wouldn't lift a finger

    Husky PassionHusky Passion8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • don't put words in my mouth, but do allow me to repeatedly interrupt you and interpret your words to suit my intentions... THIS whole thing is chaos, absurd and with no single group/party/person to blame.

    Niki RomaniNiki Romani8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • paworld.info/face/v/iqCo2X_SsrBteYo

    Irene GeaIrene Gea8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Anna HuntAnna Hunt8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Well if he's already signed the insurrection act then impeachment is void that's what they're concerned about and so they should be democrats are criminals and their dirty secret world is gonna be exposed soon.

    Summer 1976Summer 19768 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • That Lawyer is so slimy.

    sjewitt22sjewitt228 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Mansplain harder please. Please.

    Alexandria SchulzAlexandria Schulz8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • The west is too literal and dismissive of the simple fact of how suggestable people really are (this is researched based) and of course will continue to dismiss it because it suits their insidious means to an end. The gaslight has been on since before day one. People are still asleep. Unbelievable so. My profile pic will shed some light 4 u with a little bit of irony ;)

    Alexandria SchulzAlexandria Schulz8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Because they've been desperate to do it for the last four years, they don't want him pardoning Assange etc and they don't want him running again.

    BalthusBalthus8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • low key the most powerful thing that's making Trump lose his mind is that he's finally off social media. Agreeing with what everyone else said: He won't be able to run in 2024 No 200K pension No travel budget each year (after he's already used like $144 million of our tax dollars for golf) No lifetime secret security Other than that, it's the precedent of why he should be impeached (and I say that as an American who is hyper aware that we're the most hypocritic country high key). Like, for citizens who are "with it" this shit is no surprise because we knew a civil war was on the way since 2016. Shit's crazy y'all side note: I live in NYC now but I'm from outside of DC and there is no way that they just "stormed the capitol". Every government building is within sight of one another and there are snipers on top of each building 24/7...people were complacent

    Claire HansenClaire Hansen8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Because they know nothing more than blackmail it is lazy work

    C SC S8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • This woman is unbelievably stupid!

    The BrexiteerThe Brexiteer8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Where were the BB fu**ing C when people were being murdered in antifa riots throughout 2020?

    The BrexiteerThe Brexiteer8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Impeachment should have also happened 80 years ago with Hitler!

    Lina 2020Lina 20208 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • It's not because he deserves impeachment, it's because they want to block him from running in the next election. Disgraceful tactics from a party which stopped being democratic a long time ago.

    Guy FawkesonGuy Fawkeson8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • I am not a Trump supporter, far from it, however the way in which the BBC correspondent’s stance clearly shows that she believes that Trump is guilty as charged. This reprehensible attitude does no favours to the BBC’s supposed impartial position.

    World of AMEISOWorld of AMEISO8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Go

    Andrew LeungAndrew Leung8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • No

    Andrew LeungAndrew Leung8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Yes

    Andrew LeungAndrew Leung8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Love when 3rd party british interviewer comes in and sees how f$&#@$ the Republicans are in their views that Trump can do no wrong.

    C mathC math8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Trump surely exposed the double standards in America, apparently white supremacists can terrorize and the police enable them.

    Rebell i Us SoulRebell i Us Soul8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • TRUMP IMPEACHMENT : Democrats want to impeach Trump because they know that he won the 2020 election. So they are afraid that he will make a comeback in 2024. If they are confident that Trump Lost, then it implies that the American people don't like Trump ,Therefore the Democrats need not fear Trump's re-election in 2024. No need to waste time and energy to impeach Trump , if Demonstrats are very confident

    Dongsheng DiDongsheng Di8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • If Democrat's are confident in their narrative and if they think Americans support them they would not impeache Trump and silence him

    STEALTHSTEALTH8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Because Trump has to be cancelled. He is not one of the elite ruling class.

    Gerrit SmithGerrit Smith8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Couldn't stand this anchor/interviewer. She kept talking over her guests, was argumentative, Robert's sound conveniently went out when he was disagreeing with her--what a coincidence!, she's trying to instill fear in people by babbling about things that aren't even true.

    Heather MorganHeather Morgan8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Why is this women 7:43 always interrupting him? so annoying

    oh honeyoh honey8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Because Trump can't behave himself.

    Bianca SwartBianca Swart8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • 'before everyone rushes to the ramparts'? ... completely tone deaf to reality, and utterly disingenuous, failed human being

    Michael MoragaMichael Moraga8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Can the BBC give an instance of Donald Trump inciting violence ?

    Jim FiggertyJim Figgerty9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Ridiculous they cut off Rob just because his point it is valid a this and this people are exaggerating everything!

    Maher AgratiMaher Agrati9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • 14th Amendment

    Courtney CalderonCourtney Calderon9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Out Turnip !

    Algernon TopladyAlgernon Toplady9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Emily maitlis : this president still has the nuclear launch codes ‘So your saying he’s going to start a nuclear war?’ Maitlis: don’t put words in my mouth Wtf is the bbc playing at 😞

    Stefan BroughtonStefan Broughton9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • He is not responsible? Give me a break bald trumpist... you are in denial

    Stock GurujiStock Guruji9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • "this election was hijacked. We have to protect our democracy" Nancy Pelosi - 2016 - instigating 4 years of constant attempts to remove the winner of the election. Hypocrisy at its finest.

    Fuji GerryFuji Gerry9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
    • Typically the winner of an election gets more votes than the runner up but OK.

      El DandyEl Dandy8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
    • ☕☕☕☕☕🐸

      Acharich SpeaksAcharich Speaks8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Pelosi and Biden are bonkers, regardless of what you think of Trump

    Inda CageInda Cage9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • white demographics matter

    Miki DewberryMiki Dewberry9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • when there is rebellion by the people against a ruler, there is something wrong with the ruler. when there is rebellion for the ruler, there is something wrong with the opposition.

    UbiquitousUbiquitous9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • brood of vipers

    UbiquitousUbiquitous9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Best moment in the video, when attorney Robert Ray lost his audio. The guy is there to tap dance for the cause of defending Donald Trump, not to bring information to the viewers.

    Serene SingingSerene Singing9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • This BBC Mechanism stated the US is reaping the Whirlwind of Trump being President....FACT This BBC is supposed to state non partisan facts, it is self evident they have chose a political viewpoint on a President who got 75 million votes. The Riot was not a coup or a rebellion it was a riot. Who are the other 3 protesters killed? This BBC has failed to report who they were, do you people not think it odd? And more importantly this BBC reports that Tech companies are censoring information they deem not acceptable for individuals to see, the BBC does not condemn censorship. You will be censored next

    Peter PeterPeter Peter9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • What you see here is what the CIA has encouraged in other countries the world over for the last 70 years...now it's happening in their own country....trump's obviously unfit for the office but he didn't get there on his own....ask yourself why the people would vote for someone like trump?....these people would have trump for life if they could....just think about that

    Lee DavidLee David9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • The only reason they wanna impeach Trump is because they want to be sure he can never run for president again. They are mis-using amendment 25 for their own gains and to beat Trump in any future elections. If radical liberals so deeply fear, hate and/or despise this man, that makes me like him. "The enemy of my enemy is my friend".

    Heather MorganHeather Morgan9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • The reporter lady is 100% correct in her questioning andwow it was he delusional lying, incredibly rude and not surprisingly typical sexist too.

    The Velvet Lounge LifeThe Velvet Lounge Life9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Well done liberals you just ushered in the nwo stasi communist world

    breen species 1972breen species 19729 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Donald Duck..youre FIRED !!!!

    Ricky LRicky L9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Simple They are scared of him, he has Huge support base

    Mr. viral KoalaMr. viral Koala9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
    • 75+million people support, voted for and love President Trump. ❤️Woohoo 🥳

      Jennifer VictoreJennifer Victore9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • The Brit English do not believe in a President. British English will never understand. Because the Brits are royalist. Brits only serve the Queen.

    The WandererThe Wanderer9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • True evidence invading incident hatred by CNN/BBC Deep investigation Required

    sumit sharmasumit sharma9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Mummy Pelosi belongs to DC nursing home not the Congress.

    decalco137decalco1379 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Good luck. Trump will be re-elected.

    Hogarth HempHogarth Hemp9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • how have they not just JFK’d trump yet

    Blue 93:20Blue 93:209 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ