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STARTS NOW. >>> GOOD EVENING.

>>> GOOD EVENING. WE BEGIN WITH BREAKING NEWS

WE BEGIN WITH BREAKING NEWS ALTERING THE COURSE OF THE TRUMP

ALTERING THE COURSE OF THE TRUMP ERA.

ERA. TODAY THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS

TODAY THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TOOK ITS MOST FORMAL STEP

TOOK ITS MOST FORMAL STEP TOWARDS IMPEACHING PRESIDENT

TOWARDS IMPEACHING PRESIDENT TRUMP, THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

TRUMP, THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE PASSING TWO ARTICLES OF

PASSING TWO ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT, A MOVE THAT CAME

IMPEACHMENT, A MOVE THAT CAME AFTER TWO DAYS OF DEBATE THAT

AFTER TWO DAYS OF DEBATE THAT RANGED FROM SOLEMN TO

RANGED FROM SOLEMN TO EXHAUSTIVE.

EXHAUSTIVE. CHAIRMAN NADLER ADJOURNING CLOSE

CHAIRMAN NADLER ADJOURNING CLOSE TO MIDNIGHT, BRINGING MEMBERS

TO MIDNIGHT, BRINGING MEMBERS BACK FOR THIS TODAY.

BACK FOR THIS TODAY. >> IMPEACHING DONALD J. TRUMP

>> IMPEACHING DONALD J. TRUMP FOR ABUSING HIS POWER, THE CLERK

FOR ABUSING HIS POWER, THE CLERK WILL CALL THE ROLE.

WILL CALL THE ROLE. IMPEACHING DONALD TRUMP FOR

IMPEACHING DONALD TRUMP FOR OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE.

OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. >> THERE ARE 23 AYES AND 17

>> THERE ARE 23 AYES AND 17 NOES.

NOES. >> IF YOU FOLLOW THE NEWS, YOU

>> IF YOU FOLLOW THE NEWS, YOU KNEW THIS WAS COMING.

KNEW THIS WAS COMING. YOU WATCH THE PROCESS UNFOLD,

YOU WATCH THE PROCESS UNFOLD, THE HOUR THAT IS LED UP TO A

THE HOUR THAT IS LED UP TO A LITTLE MOMENT, A PARTY LINE

LITTLE MOMENT, A PARTY LINE VOTE.

VOTE. BUT IT IS A VOTE THAT ACTUALLY

BUT IT IS A VOTE THAT ACTUALLY CHANGES EVERYTHING.

CHANGES EVERYTHING. IT PUTS HOUSE DEMOCRATS ON

IT PUTS HOUSE DEMOCRATS ON RECORD AND ON TRACK FOR A FULL

RECORD AND ON TRACK FOR A FULL OAT IN THE UNITED STATES

OAT IN THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS ON THE HOUSE FLOOR NEXT

CONGRESS ON THE HOUSE FLOOR NEXT WEEK.

WEEK. FROM WHAT WE CAN TELL RIGHT NOW,

FROM WHAT WE CAN TELL RIGHT NOW, THERES NO GOING BACK, AND IF

THERES NO GOING BACK, AND IF THE HOUSE PASSING IMPEACHMENT,

THE HOUSE PASSING IMPEACHMENT, IT WILL THEN TAP THE MANAGERS

IT WILL THEN TAP THE MANAGERS WHO COULD ACT AS PROSECUTORS IN

WHO COULD ACT AS PROSECUTORS IN THIS BATTLE.

THIS BATTLE. YOURE LOOKING AT SOME OF THE

YOURE LOOKING AT SOME OF THE FAMOUS FACES UNDER

FAMOUS FACES UNDER CONSIDERATION.

CONSIDERATION. THEN IT WOULD TEE UP THE SENATE

THEN IT WOULD TEE UP THE SENATE TRIAL.

TRIAL. REPUBLICANS RALLYING AROUND A

REPUBLICANS RALLYING AROUND A BLATANTLY PARTISAN APPROACH,

BLATANTLY PARTISAN APPROACH, SENATOR McCONNELL SAYING HE IS

SENATOR McCONNELL SAYING HE IS GOING TO FULL COURT NATION WITH

GOING TO FULL COURT NATION WITH TRUMPS LAWYERS.

TRUMPS LAWYERS. THAT ACTUALLY MAY VIOLATE AN

THAT ACTUALLY MAY VIOLATE AN OATH THAT HE HAS TO SWEAR --

OATH THAT HE HAS TO SWEAR -- EXCUSE ME.

EXCUSE ME. WERE GOING TO GET INTO THAT

WERE GOING TO GET INTO THAT LATER TONIGHT AS WELL.

LATER TONIGHT AS WELL. BUT BEFORE I GO ANY FURTHER, I

BUT BEFORE I GO ANY FURTHER, I WANT YOU TO JUST UNDERSTAND AS

WANT YOU TO JUST UNDERSTAND AS WE GO THERE LIVE THROUGH THESE

WE GO THERE LIVE THROUGH THESE TIMES TOGETHER THAT THIS IS

TIMES TOGETHER THAT THIS IS HISTORIC NO MATTER HOW YOU COUNT

HISTORIC NO MATTER HOW YOU COUNT IT UP.

IT UP. DONALD TRUMP ON TRACK NOW TO

DONALD TRUMP ON TRACK NOW TO BECOME ONLY THE THIRD PRESIDENT

BECOME ONLY THE THIRD PRESIDENT EVER IMPEACHED AND THE FIRST

EVER IMPEACHED AND THE FIRST ELECTED PRESIDENT TO FACE SUCH A

ELECTED PRESIDENT TO FACE SUCH A REBUKE IN HIS FIRST TERM.

REBUKE IN HIS FIRST TERM. PAUSE ON THAT RIGHT THERE AND

PAUSE ON THAT RIGHT THERE AND UNDERSTAND THATS AN ASTERISK

UNDERSTAND THATS AN ASTERISK THATS FAR WORSE THAN STEROIDS

THATS FAR WORSE THAN STEROIDS NEXT TO A HOME RUN RECORD.

NEXT TO A HOME RUN RECORD. THATS A HISTORICAL BLIGHT ON

THATS A HISTORICAL BLIGHT ON HIS RECORD.

HIS RECORD. AMERICA HAS NEVER DONE THIS,

AMERICA HAS NEVER DONE THIS, NEVER EVER IMPEACHED A PRESIDENT

NEVER EVER IMPEACHED A PRESIDENT ELECTED IN THEIR FIRST TERM,

ELECTED IN THEIR FIRST TERM, NEVER HAPPENED.

NEVER HAPPENED. AND DONALD TRUMP MAY NOT BE A

AND DONALD TRUMP MAY NOT BE A STUDENT OF HISTORY, BUT HE IS

STUDENT OF HISTORY, BUT HE IS CERTAINLY A STUDENT OF EGO AND

CERTAINLY A STUDENT OF EGO AND COMPARISONS.

COMPARISONS. AND HE KNOWS THIS, AND HE

AND HE KNOWS THIS, AND HE DOESNT LIKE IT.

DOESNT LIKE IT. SO, EVERYONE OUT THERE WHOS

SO, EVERYONE OUT THERE WHOS SAYING WELL IF IT DOESNT LEAD

SAYING WELL IF IT DOESNT LEAD TO ANYTHING OR DOESNT CHANGE

TO ANYTHING OR DOESNT CHANGE ANYTHING, WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

ANYTHING, WHAT DOES IT MEAN? IT MEANS A LOT.

IT MEANS A LOT. THE JUDICIARY HEARINGS MAY HAVE,

THE JUDICIARY HEARINGS MAY HAVE, I WOULD ADMIT, EXHAUSTED VIEWERS

I WOULD ADMIT, EXHAUSTED VIEWERS AND PARTICIPANTS ALIKE.

AND PARTICIPANTS ALIKE. WE WANT TO SHOW YOU BRIEFLY SOME

WE WANT TO SHOW YOU BRIEFLY SOME OF THE IMPORTANT MOMENT THAT IS

OF THE IMPORTANT MOMENT THAT IS GOT US HERE.

GOT US HERE. >> WERE HERE TODAY BECAUSE THE

>> WERE HERE TODAY BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT ABUSED HIS POWER.

PRESIDENT ABUSED HIS POWER. WERE HERE TODAY BECAUSE HE

WERE HERE TODAY BECAUSE HE SOLICITED FOREIGN INTERFERENCE

SOLICITED FOREIGN INTERFERENCE IN THE 2020 ELECTION.

IN THE 2020 ELECTION. HES A SERIAL SOLICITOR.

HES A SERIAL SOLICITOR. >> WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES FOR

>> WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES FOR NATIONAL SECURITY, FOR THE

NATIONAL SECURITY, FOR THE INTEGRITY OF OUR ELECTIONS, AND

INTEGRITY OF OUR ELECTIONS, AND FOR OUR COUNTRY IF WE FAIL TO

FOR OUR COUNTRY IF WE FAIL TO ACT?

ACT? >> I AM PROUD TO HAVE WRITTEN A

>> I AM PROUD TO HAVE WRITTEN A BILL THAT WAS SIGNED INTO LAW BY

BILL THAT WAS SIGNED INTO LAW BY PRESIDENT TRUMP.

PRESIDENT TRUMP. I AM NOT PROUD OF THE

I AM NOT PROUD OF THE PRESIDENTS ACTIONS THAT BRING

PRESIDENTS ACTIONS THAT BRING US HERE TONIGHT.

US HERE TONIGHT. >> NOT PROUD.

>> NOT PROUD. BUT THERE WE WERE.

BUT THERE WE WERE. NOW, THE HOUSE IS MARCHING

NOW, THE HOUSE IS MARCHING TOWARDS IMPEACHMENT.

TOWARDS IMPEACHMENT. DONALD TRUMPS ADVISERS NOW

DONALD TRUMPS ADVISERS NOW ADMIT HE WAS BASICALLY LYING

ADMIT HE WAS BASICALLY LYING WHEN HE SPENT THOSE WEEKS

WHEN HE SPENT THOSE WEEKS CLAIMING THAT HE WAS DOWN WITH

CLAIMING THAT HE WAS DOWN WITH IMPEACHMENT, THAT HE WANTED IT

IMPEACHMENT, THAT HE WANTED IT TO HAPPEN.

TO HAPPEN. THE REPORTS ARE NOW TRUMP VIEWS

THE REPORTS ARE NOW TRUMP VIEWS THIS AS A QUOTE, HUMILIATION.

THIS AS A QUOTE, HUMILIATION. THE PR CONSCIOUS PRESIDENT WILL

THE PR CONSCIOUS PRESIDENT WILL SEE HIS PRESIDENCY WITH NIXON

SEE HIS PRESIDENCY WITH NIXON AND JOHNSON.

AND JOHNSON. HE BROKE HIS OWN RECORD FOR

HE BROKE HIS OWN RECORD FOR TWEETING DURING THE JUDICIARY

TWEETING DURING THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE MARK UP AND THE

COMMITTEE MARK UP AND THE ENSUING PROCESS BECAUSE HE

ENSUING PROCESS BECAUSE HE TWEETED 123 TIMES OVER A ROUGHLY

TWEETED 123 TIMES OVER A ROUGHLY 24-HOUR PERIOD, ANOTHER FORM OF

24-HOUR PERIOD, ANOTHER FORM OF ANGER RELEASE.

ANGER RELEASE. NOW, TODAY, PRESIDENT TRUMP GAVE

NOW, TODAY, PRESIDENT TRUMP GAVE EXTENDED REMARKS IN RESPONSE TO

EXTENDED REMARKS IN RESPONSE TO THIS VOTE.

THIS VOTE. AS HE SPOKE, WE SHOULD NOTE

AS HE SPOKE, WE SHOULD NOTE THREE OF HIS TOP AIDES SAT BY.

THREE OF HIS TOP AIDES SAT BY. YOU CAN SEE THEM RIGHT THERE

YOU CAN SEE THEM RIGHT THERE THAT ARE EMBROILED IN THE

THAT ARE EMBROILED IN THE SCANDAL.

SCANDAL. THEYVE BEEN CALLED OUT BY

THEYVE BEEN CALLED OUT BY CONGRESS, MIKE POMPEII, MICK

CONGRESS, MIKE POMPEII, MICK MULVANEY, MIKE PENCE.

MULVANEY, MIKE PENCE. THE PRESIDENT LAYING OUT FOR HIS

THE PRESIDENT LAYING OUT FOR HIS ALLIES HOW HE WANTS TO FIGHT

ALLIES HOW HE WANTS TO FIGHT THIS LOOMING SENATE TRIAL.

THIS LOOMING SENATE TRIAL. AND NOTE THAT UNLIKE SOME OF THE

AND NOTE THAT UNLIKE SOME OF THE PAST DISCREDITED COMPLAINTS

PAST DISCREDITED COMPLAINTS ABOUT BIAS OR WITCH HUNTS, TRUMP

ABOUT BIAS OR WITCH HUNTS, TRUMP ALSO HITTING ON A DEFENSE OF THE

ALSO HITTING ON A DEFENSE OF THE UKRAINE CONDUCT ITSELF.

UKRAINE CONDUCT ITSELF. >> ITS A WITCH HUNT.

>> ITS A WITCH HUNT. ITS A SHAM.

ITS A SHAM. ITS A HOAX.

ITS A HOAX. YOURE TRIVIALIZING IMPEACHMENT.

YOURE TRIVIALIZING IMPEACHMENT. THEY KEPT SAYING ME.

THEY KEPT SAYING ME. IT SAID US.

IT SAID US. CAN YOU DO US A FAVOR, OUR

CAN YOU DO US A FAVOR, OUR COUNTRY, COMMA, OUR COUNTRY.

COUNTRY, COMMA, OUR COUNTRY. >> THE WHITE HOUSE ESSENTIALLY

>> THE WHITE HOUSE ESSENTIALLY BACKING UP THAT ARGUMENT

BACKING UP THAT ARGUMENT RELEASING THIS NEW MEMO THAT

RELEASING THIS NEW MEMO THAT SAYS WELL, MILITARY AID THAT WAS

SAYS WELL, MILITARY AID THAT WAS WITHHELD FROM UKRAINE

WITHHELD FROM UKRAINE TEMPORARILY WAS ABOUT U.S.

TEMPORARILY WAS ABOUT U.S. POLICY, NOT SOME KIND OF

POLICY, NOT SOME KIND OF POLITICAL VENDETTA AGAINST THE

POLITICAL VENDETTA AGAINST THE BIDENS.

BIDENS. AS ALL THIS IS GOING DOWN, THE

AS ALL THIS IS GOING DOWN, THE DEFENSE OF DONALD TRUMPS

DEFENSE OF DONALD TRUMPS ACTION, WHERE WAS UKRAINE

ACTION, WHERE WAS UKRAINE HINCHMAN RUDY GIULIANI.

HINCHMAN RUDY GIULIANI. HE WENT WALKING INTO THE WHITE

HE WENT WALKING INTO THE WHITE HOUSE RIGHT BEFORE THE JUDICIARY

HOUSE RIGHT BEFORE THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE VOTED ON THE ARTICLES.

COMMITTEE VOTED ON THE ARTICLES. ALL THIS FRESH OFF THE TRIP TO

ALL THIS FRESH OFF THE TRIP TO THE UKRAINE LAST WEEK WHERE HE

THE UKRAINE LAST WEEK WHERE HE WAS AGAIN BASICALLY SOLICITING

WAS AGAIN BASICALLY SOLICITING THE VERY INVESTIGATIONS AND THE

THE VERY INVESTIGATIONS AND THE TYPE OF MEDDLING THAT DONALD

TYPE OF MEDDLING THAT DONALD TRUMP IS GETTING IMPEACHED OVER.

TRUMP IS GETTING IMPEACHED OVER. LOOK AT ALL THIS TOGETHER AND

LOOK AT ALL THIS TOGETHER AND YOULL SEE WHAT DEMOCRATS ARE

YOULL SEE WHAT DEMOCRATS ARE ARGUING.

ARGUING. HIGH CRIMES.

HIGH CRIMES. THEY OCCURRED AND THEY ARGUABLY

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