MSNBC Host Straight Up Asks Beto: Does The Whistleblower Have Any Connection to You?

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Posted: Oct 09, 2019 6:05 PM
MSNBC Host Straight Up Asks Beto: Does The Whistleblower Have Any Connection to You?

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On Tuesday, we learned the Ukraine whistleblower had a "connection" to one of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, although it wasn't revealed who the candidate is. During an interview on MSNBC, Beto O'Rourke was asked, flat out, if he was the candidate in question.

“This morning the president seizing on a report that the whistleblower whose complaint set off this whole impeachment inquiry had, a quote, ‘professional tie’ to one of the 2020 Democratic candidates. According to Axios that’s what the intelligence community Inspector General Michael Atkinson told lawmakers last week. But keep this in mind, the inspector general also found that, despite arguable political bias, the whistleblower’s allegations still appeared credible," host Hallie Jackson explained. "The whistleblower’s attorney has said partisanship is not involved here." One of the 2020 presidential candidates joins me now, former Congressman Beto O’Rourke. Congressman, thank you for being on the show. And we have a lot to talk about this morning.”

"Let me start with what we just laid out. Do you know — are you aware if this whistleblower has a professional tie to you or your campaign?” Jackson asked.

“No, not that I’m aware of. Don’t know the identity of the whistleblower and really know what you’ve reported and what I’ve read in the newspapers," O'Rourke responded. 

According to the former Congressman, the person's political bias plays no role in the whistleblower complaint.

"But — but I really think whatever political bias he or she may have is immaterial to the charge that’s been leveled against the president, one that has been confirmed by, as you just reported, the inspector general, reconfirmed in the reconstructed transcript that has been released, a transcript that initially was put on an NSC server to keep it from distribution so that we would not find out," he said. 

O'Rourke said that President Trump needs to "be held accountable" for his actions. He pointed to the second whistleblower, who had more direct knowledge of the phone call, as evidence of Congress proceeding with impeachment. 

"I think there's sufficient sufficient evidence to, of course, proceed with impeachment and make sure that Congress and through them their constituents, can — can reach a conclusion about this president’s criminality," he explained. 

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Let's call this what it is: another witch hunt that started based on a person's personal feelings about President Donald Trump. The whistleblower had second and third-hand knowledge of what took place. He or she has direct ties to a 2020 Democrats. How the hell does that not warrant a political bias that can cloud his or hers judgement? 

Democrats have clearly learned nothing from the two-and-a-half year Russia collusion delusion. Instead, they doubled down, thinking they had the "smoking gun" that would take out Trump. They were so confident in their whistleblower that Speaker Nancy Pelosi made her announcement for a formal impeachment inquiry before the White House released the transcript of the call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. And now it's falling flat on their face.