FEC Hobbled By Resignations Going Into 2020 Campaign Season | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


>>>WHEN EVERY SEAT IS TAKEN,>>>WHEN EVERY SEAT IS TAKEN, THE FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION THE FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION HAS SIX MEMBERS SPLIT ALONG HAS SIX MEMBERS SPLIT ALONG PARTY LINES. PARTY LINES. THREE REPUBLICANS AND THREE THREE REPUBLICANS AND THREE DEMOCRATS. DEMOCRATS. THAT HASN’T HAPPENED FOR A THAT HASN’T HAPPENED FOR A WHILE. WHILE. ONE DEMOCRATIC COMMISSIONER LEFT ONE DEMOCRATIC COMMISSIONER LEFT IN APRIL 2017 THEN A REPUBLICAN IN APRIL 2017 THEN A REPUBLICAN COMMISSIONER LEFT IN EARLY 2018. COMMISSIONER LEFT IN EARLY 2018. NEITHER OF THEM WAS REPLACED. NEITHER OF THEM WAS REPLACED. THAT LEFT THE FEC WITH FOUR THAT LEFT THE FEC WITH FOUR MEMBERS WHICH IS THE BARE MEMBERS WHICH IS THE BARE MINIMUM YOU NEED FOR A QUORUM. MINIMUM YOU NEED FOR A QUORUM. THIS FEDERAL BOARD THAT OVERSEES THIS FEDERAL BOARD THAT OVERSEES U.S. ELECTION LAW, THE FEC, HAS U.S. ELECTION LAW, THE FEC, HAS LIMPED ALONG WITH THESE FOUR LIMPED ALONG WITH THESE FOUR MEMBERS EVER SINCE. MEMBERS EVER SINCE. THEY DEADLOCK ON MOST MAJOR THEY DEADLOCK ON MOST MAJOR ISSUES. ISSUES. THEY’RE KNOWN FOR NOT GETTING THEY’RE KNOWN FOR NOT GETTING VERY MUCH DONE EVEN ON THE BEST VERY MUCH DONE EVEN ON THE BEST DAYS. DAYS. AT LEAST THEY COULD TAKE ACTION AT LEAST THEY COULD TAKE ACTION IN THEORY BECAUSE THEY DID HAVE IN THEORY BECAUSE THEY DID HAVE FOUR MEMBERS, THEY DID HAVE A FOUR MEMBERS, THEY DID HAVE A QUORUM. QUORUM. NOW AS OF TODAY, THEY WON’T EVEN NOW AS OF TODAY, THEY WON’T EVEN HAVE THAT. HAVE THAT. REPUBLICAN FEC COMMISSIONER REPUBLICAN FEC COMMISSIONER MATTHEW PETERSON ANNOUNCED TODAY MATTHEW PETERSON ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT HE, TOO, IS STEPPING DOWN THAT HE, TOO, IS STEPPING DOWN FROM HIS JOB AS COMMISSIONER OF FROM HIS JOB AS COMMISSIONER OF THE FEC. THE FEC. THAT WILL BE IN EFFECT AS OF THAT WILL BE IN EFFECT AS OF THIS WEEKEND. THIS WEEKEND. THAT WILL MEAN THE FEC WILL BE THAT WILL MEAN THE FEC WILL BE DOWN TO THREE MEMBERS WHICH IS DOWN TO THREE MEMBERS WHICH IS NOS A NOS A NOT A QUORUM, HEADING RIGHT INTO NOT A QUORUM, HEADING RIGHT INTO THE 2020 ELECTION. THE 2020 ELECTION. I’M SURE THERE WILL BE NOTHING I’M SURE THERE WILL BE NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT IN TERMS OF TO WORRY ABOUT IN TERMS OF ELECTION LAW AND CAMPAIGN ELECTION LAW AND CAMPAIGN FINANCE IRREGULARITIES. FINANCE IRREGULARITIES. THERE IS AN EXPLICIT SET OF THERE IS AN EXPLICIT SET OF SPECIAL RULES FOR WHAT THE FEC SPECIAL RULES FOR WHAT THE FEC CAN DO WHEN THEY DON’T HAVE A CAN DO WHEN THEY DON’T HAVE A QUORUM. QUORUM. VERY SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR VERY SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR THAT SCENARIO. THAT SCENARIO. HERE GOES. HERE GOES. “IF LESS THAN FOUR MEMBERS OF “IF LESS THAN FOUR MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION ARE PRESENT AT THE COMMISSION ARE PRESENT AT ANY TIME DURING A COMMISSION ANY TIME DURING A COMMISSION MEETING, THE CHAIRMAN SHALL MEETING, THE CHAIRMAN SHALL DECLARE A TEMPORARY RECESS UNTIL DECLARE A TEMPORARY RECESS UNTIL A QUORUM IS AGAIN PRESENT. A QUORUM IS AGAIN PRESENT. AT WHICH TIME THE MEETING MAY AT WHICH TIME THE MEETING MAY RESUME.” RESUME.” SO AT WHICH TIME THE MEETING SO AT WHICH TIME THE MEETING MAY — THAT MEANS THEY CAN MEET, MAY — THAT MEANS THEY CAN MEET, THEY CAN COUNT HEADS. THEY CAN COUNT HEADS. ONE, TWO, THREE. ONE, TWO, THREE. AND THEN THEY GO INTO RECESS. AND THEN THEY GO INTO RECESS. I MEAN, IF WE WERE TALKING ABOUT I MEAN, IF WE WERE TALKING ABOUT PRESCHOOL, I WOULD BE ALL IN FOR PRESCHOOL, I WOULD BE ALL IN FOR THAT, BUT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THAT, BUT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE FEDERAL AGENCY THAT IS THE THE FEDERAL AGENCY THAT IS THE WATCHDOG FOR THE RULES FOR THIS WATCHDOG FOR THE RULES FOR THIS NEXT GIGANTIC ELECTION IN WHICH NEXT GIGANTIC ELECTION IN WHICH EVEN JUST ON THE DEMOCRATIC EVEN JUST ON THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL SIDE, 20-PLUS PRESIDENTIAL SIDE, 20-PLUS PEOPLE ARE NOW ACTIVELY PEOPLE ARE NOW ACTIVELY COMPETING WITH ALL THE MILLIONS COMPETING WITH ALL THE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS SLOSHING AROUND THAT OF DOLLARS SLOSHING AROUND THAT IN THE END. IN THE END. JOINING US NOW IS ELLEN JOINING US NOW IS ELLEN WEINTRAUB WEINTRAUB WEINTRAUB, ONE OF THE THREE WEINTRAUB, ONE OF THE THREE REMAINING FEC MEMBERS. REMAINING FEC MEMBERS. DEMOCRAT. DEMOCRAT. SHE’S THE CURRENT CHAIR OF THE SHE’S THE CURRENT CHAIR OF THE COMMISSION. COMMISSION. COMMISSIONER WEINTRAUB, IT’S COMMISSIONER WEINTRAUB, IT’S GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE. GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE. THANK YOU SO MUCH. THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>THANK YOU, RACHEL.>>THANK YOU, RACHEL.>>SO WHEN I FIRST STARTED DOING>>SO WHEN I FIRST STARTED DOING THIS SHOW APPROXIMATELY 60 YEARS THIS SHOW APPROXIMATELY 60 YEARS AGO, I THINK, ROUNDING UP TO THE AGO, I THINK, ROUNDING UP TO THE NEAREST 60, I USED TO DO A NEAREST 60, I USED TO DO A SEGMENT CALLED “TALK ME DOWN” SEGMENT CALLED “TALK ME DOWN” WHERE I WOULD DESCRIBE SOMETHING WHERE I WOULD DESCRIBE SOMETHING THAT APPEARED IN THE NEWS THAT THAT APPEARED IN THE NEWS THAT SEEMED ABSOLUTELY TERRIFYING AND SEEMED ABSOLUTELY TERRIFYING AND THEN I WOULD ASK SOMEBODY TO THEN I WOULD ASK SOMEBODY TO JOIN ME WHO COULD TELL ME WHY JOIN ME WHO COULD TELL ME WHY IT’S NOT AS BAD AS IT SEEMS. IT’S NOT AS BAD AS IT SEEMS. I SORT OF WANT TO REVIVE THAT I SORT OF WANT TO REVIVE THAT CONCEPT FOR TALKING TO YOU ABOUT CONCEPT FOR TALKING TO YOU ABOUT THIS. THIS. THIS TO ME SEEMS VERY ALARMING THIS TO ME SEEMS VERY ALARMING AND I’M HOPING YOU CAN TELL ME AND I’M HOPING YOU CAN TELL ME IT ISN’T AS BAD AS IT LOOKS. IT ISN’T AS BAD AS IT LOOKS.>>WELL, IT’S NOT GREAT.>>WELL, IT’S NOT GREAT. IT’S DEFINITELY NOT GREAT, IT’S DEFINITELY NOT GREAT, RACHEL. RACHEL. BUT I WANT TO ASSURE THE BUT I WANT TO ASSURE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT THE AGENCY AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT THE AGENCY IS NOT CLOSING ITS DOORS. IS NOT CLOSING ITS DOORS. WE HAVE A DEDICATED STAFF WHO WE HAVE A DEDICATED STAFF WHO WILL CONTINUE TO SHOW UP THE WILL CONTINUE TO SHOW UP THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT THE COMMISSION IS NOT CLOSING ITS COMMISSION IS NOT CLOSING ITS DOORS. DOORS. WE’RE GOING TO FOLLOW THE MONEY WE’RE GOING TO FOLLOW THE MONEY AND MAKE SURE THE AMERICAN AND MAKE SURE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CAN FOLLOW THE MONEY AND PEOPLE CAN FOLLOW THE MONEY AND FIND OUT WHO IS SUPPORTING WHICH FIND OUT WHO IS SUPPORTING WHICH CANDIDATES AND HOW THEY’RE CANDIDATES AND HOW THEY’RE SPENDING THEIR MONEY. SPENDING THEIR MONEY. THAT CAN HAPPEN WITHOUT A THAT CAN HAPPEN WITHOUT A QUORUM. QUORUM. HOWEVER, IT IS DEFINITELY NOT HOWEVER, IT IS DEFINITELY NOT GOOD FOR US NOT TO HAVE A GOOD FOR US NOT TO HAVE A QUORUM, BECAUSE WE CAN CONTINUE QUORUM, BECAUSE WE CAN CONTINUE TO DO INVESTIGATIONS THAT HAVE TO DO INVESTIGATIONS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN AUTHORIZED, BUT WE ALREADY BEEN AUTHORIZED, BUT WE CAN’T AUTHORIZE ANY NEW CAN’T AUTHORIZE ANY NEW INVESTIGATIONS, WE CAN’T ISSUE INVESTIGATIONS, WE CAN’T ISSUE ANY RULES, WE CAN’T ISSUE ANY ANY RULES, WE CAN’T ISSUE ANY ADVISORY OPINIONS. ADVISORY OPINIONS. THERE ARE CORE FUNCTIONS THAT THERE ARE CORE FUNCTIONS THAT REQUIRE FOUR MEMBERS OF THE REQUIRE FOUR MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION FOUL FILLTO FULFILL, COMMISSION FOUL FILLTO FULFILL, REALLY NEED TO HAVE A QUORUM. REALLY NEED TO HAVE A QUORUM. IN FACT, WE NEED TO HAVE A FULL IN FACT, WE NEED TO HAVE A FULL COMPLEMENT OF COMMISSIONERS. COMPLEMENT OF COMMISSIONERS. WE’VE BEEN LIMPING ALONG WITH WE’VE BEEN LIMPING ALONG WITH FOUR MEMBERS FOR A WHILE NOW, FOUR MEMBERS FOR A WHILE NOW, AND IT’S COMPLICATED BECAUSE YOU AND IT’S COMPLICATED BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO HAVE EVERYBODY IN THE HAVE TO HAVE EVERYBODY IN THE ROOM IN ORDER TO HAVE A MEETING. ROOM IN ORDER TO HAVE A MEETING. AND IF ONE PERSON IS ILL OR AND IF ONE PERSON IS ILL OR LEAVE TOWN FOR WHATEVER REASON, LEAVE TOWN FOR WHATEVER REASON, THEY CAN PHONE IN, BUT IT’S HARD THEY CAN PHONE IN, BUT IT’S HARD TO MAINTAIN A QUORUM WHEN YOU’VE TO MAINTAIN A QUORUM WHEN YOU’VE ONLY GOT THE BARE FOUR. ONLY GOT THE BARE FOUR. AND THERE REALLY IS NO EXCUSE AND THERE REALLY IS NO EXCUSE FOR THE FACT THAT THE POSITIONS FOR THE FACT THAT THE POSITIONS THAT HAVE BEEN VACANT, AS YOU THAT HAVE BEEN VACANT, AS YOU POINTED OUT, FOR OVER TWO YEARS POINTED OUT, FOR OVER TWO YEARS IN ONE CASE AND A YEAR AND A IN ONE CASE AND A YEAR AND A HALF IN ANOTHER CASE HAVE NOT HALF IN ANOTHER CASE HAVE NOT BEEN FILLED. BEEN FILLED. HOWEVER — TRYING TO TALK YOU HOWEVER — TRYING TO TALK YOU DOWN AGAIN — CONGRESS AND THE DOWN AGAIN — CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT CAN ACT AND CAN ACT PRESIDENT CAN ACT AND CAN ACT QUICKLY IF THEY ARE MOTIVATED. QUICKLY IF THEY ARE MOTIVATED. IN FACT, COMMISSIONER PETERSON IN FACT, COMMISSIONER PETERSON IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF THAT. IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF THAT. HE WAS NOMINATED AND THEN HE WAS NOMINATED AND THEN CONFIRMED 12 DAYS LATER. CONFIRMED 12 DAYS LATER. SO IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE SO IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE PRESIDENT TO NOMINATE PEOPLE TO PRESIDENT TO NOMINATE PEOPLE TO FILL THE EMPTY SLOTS AND FOR THE FILL THE EMPTY SLOTS AND FOR THE SENATE TO CONFIRM THEM IN FAIRLY SENATE TO CONFIRM THEM IN FAIRLY SHORT ORDER IF THEY DECIDE TO DO SHORT ORDER IF THEY DECIDE TO DO SO. SO. THE LAST TIME WE RAN OUT OF A THE LAST TIME WE RAN OUT OF A QUORUM IN 2008, IT TOOK SIX QUORUM IN 2008, IT TOOK SIX MONTHS BEFORE THEY DECIDED TO MONTHS BEFORE THEY DECIDED TO FILL THE EMPTY SEATS AND BRING FILL THE EMPTY SEATS AND BRING US BACK TO FULL STRENGTH. US BACK TO FULL STRENGTH. I AM SINCERELY HOPING THAT WE I AM SINCERELY HOPING THAT WE ARE NOT GOING TO RUN INTO THAT ARE NOT GOING TO RUN INTO THAT SITUATION AGAIN. SITUATION AGAIN.>>IF THE PRESIDENT DID DECIDE>>IF THE PRESIDENT DID DECIDE THAT HE WANTED TO FILL THESE THAT HE WANTED TO FILL THESE SEATS SO THE FEC COULD BE AT SEATS SO THE FEC COULD BE AT FULL STRENGTH, COULD DO THINGS FULL STRENGTH, COULD DO THINGS LIKE OPEN INVESTIGATIONS, LIKE OPEN INVESTIGATIONS, FULFILL ADVISORY EXPECTATIONS, FULFILL ADVISORY EXPECTATIONS, THINGS THAT YOU SAID THEY CAN’T THINGS THAT YOU SAID THEY CAN’T DO WITHOUT A QUORUM, THE DO WITHOUT A QUORUM, THE PRESIDENT WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE PRESIDENT WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR FILLING BOTH DEMOCRAT AND FOR FILLING BOTH DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICAN MEMBERS TO THE OPEN REPUBLICAN MEMBERS TO THE OPEN SEATS, RIGHT? SEATS, RIGHT?>>YES.>>YES. USUALLY WHAT HAPPENS IS THE USUALLY WHAT HAPPENS IS THE SEATS OF THE OPPOSITION PARTY TO SEATS OF THE OPPOSITION PARTY TO THE PRESIDENT ARE FILLED ON THE THE PRESIDENT ARE FILLED ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE LEADERS OF RECOMMENDATION OF THE LEADERS OF THAT PARTY IN THE SENATE. THAT PARTY IN THE SENATE. OFTEN WITH THE LEADERS IN THE OFTEN WITH THE LEADERS IN THE HOUSE. HOUSE.>>ELLEN WEINTRAUB, DEMOCRATIC>>ELLEN WEINTRAUB, DEMOCRATIC MEMBER OF THE FEDERAL MEMBER OF THE FEDERAL COMMISSION, CHAIR OF THE COMMISSION, CHAIR OF THE COMMISSION. COMMISSION. PLEASE KEEP US APPRISED. PLEASE KEEP US APPRISED. I UNDERSTAND IF THIS DOES I UNDERSTAND IF THIS DOES EVOLVE, IT MAY EVOLVE QUICKLY.

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100 thoughts on “FEC Hobbled By Resignations Going Into 2020 Campaign Season | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

  1. No election security and now no one can do anything . Sounds suspicious . ! And GOP
    Wants to make sure trump gets elected . ! He wont . Americans dont want trump . And trump and his follwers and GOP WILL ALL LOSE IN 2020! .

  2. Let's talk about the campaign violations by MSM for the DNC! Let's talk about how WP's Rubin wants to destroy Republicans and wipe the party from the face of the country! Like that's not Hitleresque.

  3. In life…I find it extremely difficult to fully trust a
    politician, pundit or television journalist that dyes their hair, it seems on
    the surface they are acting in service to another master, and it’s certainly is
    not truth, integrity or honesty on most matters that one would want to expect from
    them in their chosen professions.

  4. President Donald J Trump has embraced Vladimir Putin in every turn to ask for another US general election interference from the Russian government.

  5. Doesn’t matter as long as there’s less Republican traitors inside the FEC we can continue to pass anything we want. This is America we don’t need four people, there’s enough people there. Move along

  6. Trump predicted Obama would start a war before his reelection campaign to get a boost in the polls – because that's what Trump would do?
    His numbers are down – so what's the over / under on war with Iran?

  7. Great! (Sarcasm). This leaves us vulnerable against domestic cheaters and foreign attacks on our election. Since the Republicans benefit from this scenario, they won't lift a finger.

  8. Rachel, have you no shame? I would think you would resign in disgrace for 2+ years of lying about Russia,Russia, Russia.

  9. This is sounds suspicious the Federal Election Commission has been short 2 members for a while now a third member retire so they cannot do anything that means investigations that were already being investigated have to halt
    I don't know with all the publicity about Moscow Mitch blocking any security measures to upgrade the voting machines and now this.
    It looks like the Republican just trying to steal 2020 election

  10. The FEC is somewhat like Fake News. Not getting much done even on the best of days. The sky is falling Rachel, I cannot talk you down because you are a hysterical fool.

  11. Horrific. The FEC is currently a rudderless ship leading into one of the most important elections in American history. Elect a clown, expect a circus. Popcorn, anyone?

  12. This is exactly the same propaganda I heard when I visited Russia, msnbc is a communist propaganda machine full of lies, any one who believes this garbage has a mental disability…WWG1WGA…Trump2020…TrumpJr2024

  13. Will Don the Con fill the seats for the FEC, and bring regulations, investigations, and law into his next Russian supported election? I don't think so, to CORRUPT, so is the Senate! Blue 2020!

  14. So the last time the FEC lost its quorum was during the Bush Jr administration. There seems to be a pattern.

    It's as if the Republikkkans don't want a democracy.

    Spanky McBoneSpurs has the Attorney General and DOJ to help him get re-elected. He also has Moscow Mitch, the Supreme Court, Russia, China, and Saudi Arabia to help him get re-elected. It doesn't seem like a fair fight.

  15. The republican America is endlessly obstructionist. The WTO is in the same position due to the USA's blocking new judges.
    When you can't win in democracy and need to resort to dirty tricks, you must have some seriously unfair policies.
    Vote rigging, election meddling and illegal gerrymandering are now the hallmarks of the republican party.
    No party is immune to wrong ideas, but the republicans have made these evils thier main plank.

  16. The GOP's and traitor evil mentally sick dictator are working so hard that every one want's to quit their job. Do you hear Traitor trump just RESIGN now so unfit for the job.

  17. Hey, MSNBC… see if you can figure out why Bernie is topping the polls right now and Biden is slipping into third place. There's definitely a good reason — and your challenge is to figure out what that reason might be. I'll give you a hint, ready..? The Who had a big hit song back in 1969, the lyrics of which should explain what is actually going on right now among the American electorate.

  18. Jen Rubin: GOP Should Be 'Burned Down' with No 'Survivors'

    MSNB You're the one trying to kick off something in our country.

    https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/brad-wilmouth/2019/08/25/jen-rubin-gop-should-be-burned-down-no-survivors

  19. Mad cow another day another conspiracy theory, you do know mad cow States run their own elections so freaking stupid

  20. Hi Rachel Anne.👋🍺.
    Exceptional reporting, Rachel.👍☺🍺👏👏👏👏👏👏👏.
    Keep on digging, Rachel.👍.
    👉👉Patience democrats, patience.👍.
    Rachel, "rounding up to the nearest sixty." is wrong. 👎.
    Me, "rounding up to the nearest tenth/ten." is correct.👍.
    Numerical scale. e.g ten/0-9, tenth/10-99, hundred/100-999, thousand/1000-9999, ten thousand/10,000-99,999, hundred thousand/100,000-999,999, million/1,000000-9,999999, ten million/10,000000-99,999999, hundred million/100,000000-999,999999, billion/1,000000000-9,999999999, etc, etc.👍.
    Rachel, here's a little rhyme to help you remember how many days are in each month of the year. " thirty days(30) have September, April, June and November. All the other months have thirty-one(31) days, except for February which have twenty-eight days(28) and twenty-nine(29) days every leap-year(four(4) years)." 👍.

  21. Gallop poll says since 2016 support for Dems dropping and for first time ever support for Republicans has surpassed Democrats. Thank-you president Trump

  22. North Carolina voter fraud: New election ordered after Republican operatives ‘illegally collected ballots’ An operative working for the Republican is said to have hired workers to harvest ballots in an illegal door-to-door operation in two counties https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/north-carolina-new-election-voter-fraud-congressional-district-9-house-race-mark-harris-ballots-a8791281.html

  23. Those infected with De-Evolved-Anti-Abortion-Puta-Disease belong to a Suicidal-AGW-Denying-EVILgelical-KKKult. Trumpholes are insane, suicidal, immoral, will cheat, and suppress votes in order to server their master Satan. And destroy our Mother the Earth. Our only hope for survival is My universal free healthcare program called CardozaCare. Once everyone is covered with internet and artificial-intelligence based CardozaCare. Real-Greek democracy where every citizen votes on all issues through their patient care portal. And replaces the present money-corrupted representative government.

  24. I beleive that this was a SET UP by TRUMP AND HIS CRIMINAL THUGS !!!
    He appointed him in the first place to influence and now having him step down to influence !!!
    WHEN IS TRUMPS CRIMINAL RULING OF OUR COUNTRY GOING TO STOP !!!
    BY THE TIME ALL OF YOU ARE DONE DECIDING, WE WILL HAVE NOTHING LEFT !!!!!

  25. TRUMP SHOULD "NOT" BE ABLE TO NOMINATE ANYONE !!!
    SOMEONE ELSE IN CONGRESS SHOULD HAVE THE RESPONSABILITY DUE TO TRUMP ALREADY SHOWING CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR AND EXCEPTING FOREIGN INFLUENCE IN THE LAST ELECTION !!!!!
    WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH THE HONEST PEOPLE IN CONGRESS ??? DOES TRUMP HAVE SOMETHING ON ALL OF YOU ???

  26. MSNBC should be happy about this considering they lie about Bernie Sanders' policy all the time. Now the DNC can screw Sanders over again and this time the public won't find out. MSNBC can get whatever corporate shill in that they're backing this time.

  27. The Federal Election Commission isn't fully staffed?!?

    What are we going to do?!? lol their aren't many more completely toothless Government agencies than the FEC.

    Even when this so-called, "Watchdog Commission," was FULLY staffed and funded in the run-up to the 2016 election, under a President and administration that actually VALUED their work, they did virtually NOTHING about Trump's many blatant campaign finance violations.

    What's it matter if they, "cannot conduct meetings," or, "issue fines," or, "make new rules," or, "conduct audits," or, "vote on the outcome of investigations," lol when they're essentially a wholly powerless beurocracy ANYWAY?

  28. Just PATHETIC American Givernment! Shame on Congress! Shame, shame , shame for taking tax dollar pay checks for doing dog dung nothing. Trump, the Senate, the House William Lowering the Bar you people are just TRASH. Just TRASH.

  29. Stephen Miller, in touch with Brannon, are deconstructing the government behind the scenes, just like they always planned.

  30. This smells very Trumpy to me. Someone from the Trump camp probably persuaded the guy to quit. All so Trump and McConnell can cheat their back on their reelection bids.

  31. Starving the beast (i.e. government oversight) is a fundamental tactic of fascist regimes. More evidence it is happening here.

  32. Trump won't nominate and Moscow Mitch wouldn't bring to the floor to vote on even if he did. It's giving themselves free-reign to screw the Citizens of this country as much as they want to in the next Elections.

  33. But if you find irregularities you can always use trump methodical ways, make noises , let the press knows what’s going on .

  34. How convenient…a republican drops out just in time to make the FEC unable to launch any new investigations for the 2020 elections.
    SMDH
    I'm so sure trump is going to get right on the job of appointing new members to the FEC, in short order. So they can watch how the republican dirty money is rolling in for trump's reelection.

  35. I hate to admit it but if it wasn't for Trump/Putin trying to destroy our country, I would not know about all these administrations and how essential they are to guarenteeing our elections. I have to applaud the sneaky, conniving, immoral brain located between Trump's ears and like thinkers who encircle him to do what ever it takes to take away our rights and freedoms. It's kinda like learning from your doctor you have cancer. You're given two alternatives go into surgery have it removed then undergo radiation treatment, not a fun thing, but improves your survival rate. Or do nothing and allow the cancer to consume your body and painfully wither up and die.

    We're a young nation with new approaches to governing, we have alot to learn, but we can't let one man and those who have him under their control destroy our accomplishments. We're a strong and determined people, we shall overcome and become a positive Global Peoples. VOTE! www.ourrevolution.com.

  36. The right wing will not relent. They are determined to hold all power by any means necessary in America to destroy all its institutions to enrich themselves and use economic slave against poor Black and Brown Americans. This is about preserving the white aristocracy for many more years to come. They do not believe in fair elections.

  37. Maybe American's should stop paying taxes….Our government has failed us through petty power struggles and greed. DJT the worst decision and best decision for America.

  38. Interesting, Dr. Maddow and TRMS Team. I was vehemently posting on just this topic, this early morning, in public on FB. Are there legal provisions for Ellen Weintraub recalling a Commissioner to serve out her term (2011), if Cynthia L. Bauerly rescinds her resignation?

  39. Like that's gonna happen. trump wants to make sure the FEC has the means to investigate his crooked campaign. Rachel has left the planet.

  40. How many countries love Trump and want him re-elected? One, maybe. How many countries don't want Trump re-elected? Many. We're telling the whole world on you tube that US elections are hackable. Don't assume that foreign hackers will pick DT (Delirium Tremens). Who wants to be bullied?

  41. So… Lemme get this strait:
    Should a foreign power interfere in our elections, the FCC won't be there to stop them????

  42. Campaign finance irregularity??? Trump is financed by himself and millions of small donations from real Americans. I would be more worried about the influence of Big Tech and their handlers, China.

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