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>> THERE IS EVIDENCE OF

COLLUSION AND COORDINATION.

IT DOESN'T GO BEYOND A

REASONABLE DOUBT.

IT DOESN'T MEAN HE IS A GOOD

GUY.

WE KNOW THE RUSSIANS HELPED HIM.

THE CAMPAIGN EXPECTED TO

BENEFIT FROM THE RUSSIANS

HELPING HIM.

WHY WON'T HE SHOW US HIS TAXES

AND FINANCES?

IF THIS GUY IS ABLE TO BE

BLACKMAILED BY A PORN STAR, HOW

DO WE KNOW HE WON'T BE

BLACKMAILED BY VLADIMIR PUTIN?

>> Bill: THAT MAN WANTS TO BE

THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE ERIC

SWALWELL DOUBLING DOWN ON

CLAIMS PRESIDENT TRUMP PUT

RUSSIA'S INTERESTS AHEAD OF THE

U.S.

HE ALSO REFUSING TO ACKNOWLEDGE

THAT THE MUELLER REPORT FAILED

TO ESTABLISH ANY CRIMINAL

CONSPIRACY WITH RUSSIA ON

BEHALF OF ANY AMERICAN.

FORMER UTAH CONGRESSMAN JASON

CHAFFETZ.

GOOD MORNING TO YOU AND WELCOME

BACK HERE.

ERIC SWALWELL IS NOT ALONE.

>> NO, BUT HE IS IN THE

MINORITY AND HE MAY FLAIL ALL

HE WANTS.

SWALWELL HAS NEVER LET FACTS,

EVIDENCE AND WITNESSES GET IN

THE WAY OF A GOOD STORY HE

WANTS TO SPIEL.

NOW HE IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT.

SOMEBODY HAS TO COME IN DEAD

LAST.

THAT'S WHAT HE IS GUNNING FOR

AND WHERE HE IS HEADED.

>> Bill: NEWT GINGRICH

CHARACTERIZED IT LIKE THIS.

>> YOU HAVE SO MANY DEMOCRATS

RUNNING AND THEY ARE SO

DESPERATE TO MAKE NOISE THAT

THEY WILL SAY A WIDE RANGE OF

THINGS THAT HAVE NO BASIS IN

FACT BUT GETS THEM THROUGH THE

NEXT INTERVIEW.

>> Bill: IS THERE SOMETHING TO

THAT?

>> YEAH.

I THINK HE IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.

IT IS SURPRISING ANYBODY

INTERVIEWS HIM.

HE GIVES THE SAME ANSWER NO

MATTER WHAT HE IS.

DOING IT FOR TWO YEARS.

THERE WAS A SERIOUS

INVESTIGATION.

EVERYTHING WAS IN THE CLEAR FOR

DONALD TRUMP.

AND AT SOME POINT SOMEBODY IS

GOING TO SAY WHY ARE WE EVEN

ASKING THIS GUY?

HE DOESN'T OFFER ANY WITNESSES

OR ANY EVIDENCE, NOTHING NEW.

BUT HE COMES TO A CONCLUSION

THAT REALLY VERY, VERY FEW COME

TO.

IT'S JUST NOT THERE.

>> Bill: HE WAS ASKING SEVERAL

TIMES TO TAKE IT BACK AND HE

DID NOT DO THAT.

YOU DEALT WITH SUBPOENAS ALL

THE TIME IN YOUR OLD ROLE AS A

CONGRESSMAN.

HERE IS ELIJAH CUMMINGS

STATEMENT, A GROWING PATTERN OF

OBSTRUCTION.

PRESIDENT TRUMP DECLARED TO THE

ENTIRE COUNTRY HE WOULD

OBSTRUCT CONGRESS AND ORDER ALL

WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS TO DEFY

LAWFUL SUBPOENAS.

THEY EXPANDED THIS POLICY TO

EMPLOYEES OF FEDERAL AGENCIES.

WHERE DOES IT GO BASED ON YOUR

EXPERIENCE THROUGH IT?

>> LOOK, WHEN I WAS IN THE

POSITION OF OFFERING SUBPOENAS,

WHICH I DID DOZENS OF TIMES TO

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, THEY

TOOK THEM AS MERE SUGGESTIONS.

DIDN'T EVEN ACKNOWLEDGE THEM.

I CAN'T NAME ONE SUBPOENA THAT

WAS FULLY COMPLIED WITH IN THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.

SO I HAVE THE GREATEST RESPECT

FOR ELIJAH CUMMINGS.

THIS IS A NEW PHENOMENON.

THE DEMOCRATS NEVER CAME TO

THIS CONCLUSION.

THE PRESIDENT HAS EXECUTIVE

PRIVILEGE.

YOU CAN'T GET THE GENERAL

COUNSEL TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE

UNITED STATES COME TESTIFY

BEFORE THE COMMITTEE.

IT'S RIDICULOUS.

WHEN I TRIED TO GET BEN RHODES

TO TESTIFY.

HE WOULDN'T COME TESTIFY ABOUT

THE IRANIAN PAYMENTS AND THE

WHITE HOUSE CLAIMED EXECUTIVE

PRIVILEGE.

THAT WAS THE END OF IT.

SO THIS FLAILING THAT THEY'RE

DOING, THE OVERREACH, THE POWER

GRAB THAT THEY'RE TRYING TO

HAVE, IT WON'T FLY BECAUSE

THEY'VE GOT TO HAVE A

LEGISLATIVE PURPOSE IN ORDER TO

JUSTIFY THESE DOCUMENTS.

AND WHEN THEY TRY TO GO AFTER

ALL OF HIS TAX RETURNS AND ALL

OF THE PRESIDENT'S FINANCIAL

INSTRUMENTS, THAT'S NOT A TRUE

LEGISLATIVE PURPOSE.

THEY ARE GOING TO LOSE THAT

FIGHT IN THE COURTS.

>> Bill: IF THEY GO AFTER DON

MCGAHN, THE FACT THAT HE SAT

WITH MUELLER FOR 30 HOURS BASED

ON THE MUELLER REPORT, HAVE

THEY ALREADY SURRENDERED THAT

EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE IN THAT

CASE OR NOT?

>> NO, THEY SURRENDERED

EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE WITHIN THE

EXECUTIVE BRANCH.

THEY CAN SAY LOOK WE'LL

COOPERATE WITH THE SPECIAL

COUNSEL AND THAT SHOULD BE

EVIDENCE ENOUGH.

THE GUY SPENT 30 HOURS.

BY THE WAY, DONALD TRUMP DOES

NOT GET ENOUGH CREDIT FOR BEING

OPEN, TRANSPARENT.

WAIVING PRIVILEGE FOR HIS

PERSONAL COUNSEL AND EXECUTIVE

PRIVILEGE.

HE DID ALL THAT.

WHY SHOULD HE HAVE TO DO WITH

CONGRESS HAVING GONE THROUGH IT

WITH THE SPECIAL PROSECUTOR

THAT THE DEMOCRATS LINED UP AND

SUPPORTED AND SAID WE'LL

BELIEVE MR. MUELLER.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIVE THAT

PRIVILEGE AGAIN FOR THE

CONGRESS.

THAT'S RIDICULOUS.

>> Bill: MY GUESS IS THEY DON'T

GIVE INTO THIS EASILY.

HOW DO YOU BELIEVE IT PLAYS OUT?

DO YOU GO TO COURT, DECIDED IN

THREE MONTHS OR SIX MONTHS OR A

YEAR FROM NOW, JASON?

>> WELL LOOK, WE TRIED TO GET

AFTER ERIC HOLDER BECAUSE WE

THINK THEY INAPPROPRIATELY

CLAIMED EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE ON

THE FAST AND FURIOUS DOCUMENTS.

THAT WAS A DECADE AGO.

IT IS STILL IN THE COURTS.

THEY STILL DON'T HAVE THE

DOCUMENTS ON FAST AND FURIOUS.

SO IF THEY GET ENTANGLED IN

THIS LEGAL BRAWL THEY WILL BE

IN THE COURTS THROUGH THE NEXT

ADD MIN -- THEY'LL LOCK EACH

OTHER UP.

GET IN THE CORNER AND THE NEXT

THING YOU KNOW IT WILL BE 2021.

>> Bill: IF YOU THINK ABOUT THE

STRATEGY ON BEHALF OF THE WHITE

HOUSE THEY'LL BUY TIME AND THAT

APPEARS TO BE THE POLITICAL

CALCULUS.

>> YES.

AND THE PROBLEM FOR THE

DEMOCRATS IS THEY REACHED FAR

-- THEY HAVE THIS SEPARATE

POWER GRAB IN PLACE AND REACH

FOR EVERYTHING.

THEY SEND OUT HUNDREDS OF

REQUESTS INSTEAD OF BEING VERY

FOCUSED.

THEY OVERREACHED AND NOW THEY

ARE TRYING TO GET DON MCGAHN.

GENERAL COUNSEL TO THE

PRESIDENT.

NAME A TIME WHEN THAT'S

HAPPENED BEFORE CONGRESS?

IT DOESN'T HAPPEN.

THERE IS PRECEDENT THAT SAYS

THERE IS EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE.

WHEN THE DEMOCRATS OVERREACH

LIKE THAT NOW THEY WANT THE

NARRATIVE THEY'RE TRYING TO

HIDE SOMETHING.

NO, THEY OVERREACHED AND THEY

TRIED TO ASK FOR TOO MUCH AND

THEY ARE NOT GOING TO GET

ANYTHING.

>> Bill: VERY GOOD.

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