Judge Rules "Presidents Are Not Kings," Meaning Don McGahn May Be Compelled To Testify

  • Published: 27 November 2019
  • The President was dealt a setback in his effort to stonewall the House impeachment inquiry when a judge ruled that former White House lawyer Don McGahn is not immune from a congressional subpoena. #Colbert #Monologue #Impeachment

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  • Uaine Diabhal
    Uaine Diabhal  10 hours back

    Trump is a breathing mistake with no discernible value of any kind, but I am always stunned anew by how disgusting he is to look at. His head looks like a bloated, infected toe (same I.Q. I'm sure)

    • Nikki C
      Nikki C  11 hours back

      Presidents are leaders not rulers!!

      • Betty Nolo
        Betty Nolo  24 hours back

        The word trump means fart in the UK

        • Elipous Cates
          Elipous Cates  24 hours back

          First America going to take out china no more Mr,nice guy then plant the American flag in there soil with a peach tress so that Americans.A know when its safe to come over..Then America going to plant some Apple trees on Ukraine land with the American flag so Americans know it's our land an it's safe to come over..And sense Trump showing his Americans he'll stand strong then let us stand strong with our president together cause..Divided will fall

          • K H
            K H  1 days back

            I'm sure Trump had zero clue when he said this, but US military issue MREs do actually say "Warfighter Approved" on them, which is some clunky, sappy branding by the contractor or something..

            • nab 6215
              nab 6215  1 days back

              Sure you heard wrong. How could anyone want pardoned war criminals to campaign for him? Were they incorrectly labeled criminals? I haven't heard anything about this except for marijuana sellers and smokers. I don't think they are war criminals. Please tell me that it was a joke or I was high.

              • Where’s my Country
                Where’s my Country  1 days back

                I want one!

                • Erin Shoemate
                  Erin Shoemate  1 days back

                  Alas, "warfighter" is actually what the military calls them. I write proposals for DoD contractors, and it's pretty common. Annoying, but common.

                  • Anetta Newport
                    Anetta Newport  2 days back

                    Oh Stephen, Stephen, please don't insult Whitesnake by mentioning that great band among that group of lunatics.  Rock & Roll forever!

                    • emilio kowalski
                      emilio kowalski  2 days back

                      Not afraid of cardboard boxes. Not afraid of things that are sticky?

                      • smellONearth
                        smellONearth  2 days back

                        These YouTube commercials are out of control. I just wanted to listen to a 5 min clip of Colbert while I took a shower and instead was subjected to 5 min long informercial about pants made from bamboo! WTF?!?! Lol

                        • Stasia
                          Stasia  2 days back

                          Wait, president can block testimony of someone, that testify against president? WTF?

                          • Brett Caila
                            Brett Caila  2 days back

                            So how’d the bs impeachment stuff work for ya?

                            • Xtoriez Novel
                              Xtoriez Novel  2 days back

                              What democrats don't understand is that Trump was hired to cut government and he is doing just that, in his own weird way (surprisingly more republicans than democrats). The problem is that liberals are so pro government it's not funny.

                              • sordello51
                                sordello51  2 days back

                                I've wondered when Trump will realize that being a business owner is different from being in public service.

                                • Jane Doe
                                  Jane Doe  2 days back

                                  "Presidents are not Kings."

                                  I wish those simple words would finally be enough to wake up the simple folk in Trump's base.

                                  • LiquidT3nsion
                                    LiquidT3nsion  2 days back

                                    Impeachment advent calendar! Can't wait to get one. I love the little scroll it is so cute!!!

                                    • Lisa Gulick
                                      Lisa Gulick  2 days back

                                      "Horclux".... LMAO!!!!

                                      • Jade Laurel
                                        Jade Laurel  2 days back

                                        He wants the war criminals and disgraced soldiers that he pardoned by breaking all protocol and meddling in the military justice system to the point of firing the navy secretary for telling him straight up that what he was doing was unacceptable.

                                        Trump has the worst combination of qualities when it comes to learning; he knows nothing and completely lacks any sense of intellectual curiosity so he doesn't ever know anything except what people tell him, and he doesn't even listen. He doesn't know or care about the presidency. He's been told he can dismiss ambassadors, but doesn't care to know that there are restrictions, he can't be dismissing them for petty or criminal reasons as revenge without consequences, even if they're informal like turning congress and the public against him. Same goes for overturning the public and military courts. There are consequences. Informal or formal. Abuse of power is a formal consequence.

                                        And how dumb is he to think that having these people campaign for him would have beneficial consequences? We know what these people did. Gallagher, Lorance and Golsteyn are murderers. Cold blooded murderers of civilians. They were found guilty because they are guilty. Same goes for the civilian pardons Trump has handed out. He has totally perverted the justice systems. As if anyone would find that appealing.

                                        But let's be real. That's the best Trump could do. Such a despicable person. That's all he attracts. Everyone around him is just awful. His entire orbit.

                                        • Horst Jedlika
                                          Horst Jedlika  2 days back

                                          Stop whining about Trump already. Take some responsibility. It's not Trump. It's the American society. You are to blame. You enabled this trash bag travesty. You, the American voter. Here in Europe people'd be in the streets demonstrating long time ago. Pathetic!

                                          • Ruari Martin
                                            Ruari Martin  1 days back

                                            Horst Jedlika People are in the streets demonstrating. Demonstrating does jack when the entire government is controlled by one party.

                                        • Candice Waller
                                          Candice Waller  3 days back

                                          Liked for the Whitesnake joke

                                          • B Q
                                            B Q  3 days back

                                            Why do you keep wearing the same old boring suits Colbert? Spice it up! Wear a double breasted.

                                            • CommanderLVJ1
                                              CommanderLVJ1  3 days back

                                              All I can think to "say" is to just remember that regardless of whether or not whomever is or is not doing whatever whomever else is or is not doing and or whether or not whomever does or does not have anything(s) or otherwise to do with whomever else that, whoever is born in a certain area is native to that area if only by technical definition.

                                              Oh yes and in regards to the hearings: the U.S. congress just needs to do their job; then it will be up to the U.S. senate to do theirs! "Stay tuned!"...;)

                                              • Billy Dee Cig
                                                Billy Dee Cig  3 days back

                                                Colbert’s ignorant warfighter comment was aimed at his simple-minded audience...people whose grandmothers buy them video games, aka CHILDREN!😂

                                                • Im old As dirt.
                                                  Im old As dirt.  3 days back

                                                  He will get away. He has connections. Witnesses will disappear. Bad accidents will occur. Nothing could be done. There are only a few talking heads beating that drum Colbert. Be safe with yourself buddy. Be safe.

                                                  • charles foster
                                                    charles foster  3 days back

                                                    Colbert, your viewership is dropping like a rock and I cant wait till you are replaced with someone that is actually funny.

                                                    • Ryan Jansen
                                                      Ryan Jansen  3 days back

                                                      As a Democrat the impeachment hearings are pointless and rather stupid. This will have to pass through the senate last and there will need to be 12 Republicans who vote to impeach him and I just don’t see that happening. There are more than 12 Republicans who don’t support him, but voting against him will be seen as a betrayal. 90% of trump voters support the president in a fanatical way. As a Republican You vote against him, and you’ll get pushed out of office. It’s a shit system, but it’s the one we have and this is all stupid. He’s got less than a year left, just sit it out and actually show up to the polls this year, cause red voters may be statistically speaking rather uneducated, but at least they show up, democrats make lazy ass voters.

                                                      • ann harding
                                                        ann harding  3 days back

                                                        So true, and refreshing. Crooked Washington has "made our comedians into geniuses." Heroic, too.

                                                        • Chuck Replogle
                                                          Chuck Replogle  3 days back

                                                          Love your vid, but we do call them “warfighters” to distinguish the people on the front line vs the analysts and decision makers that are in the background supporting the brave people of our military fighting the actual war.

                                                          • PoaTB87
                                                            PoaTB87  3 days back

                                                            Wait... He is willing to pardon a war criminal, but he remains critical about prisoners of war? The hypocrisy of this man continues to astound me, unsurprisingly....

                                                            • Fifi Fifi
                                                              Fifi Fifi  4 days back

                                                              Trump aka Shitball

                                                              • Charity Mack
                                                                Charity Mack  4 days back

                                                                3:19 Trumps 7 Horcrux’s
                                                                1. Mike Pence
                                                                2. Rudy Giuliani
                                                                3. Mike Pompeo
                                                                4. Roger Stone
                                                                5. Don Jr
                                                                6. Paul Manafort
                                                                7. Melania Trump aka Nagini

                                                                • Russell Decker
                                                                  Russell Decker  4 days back

                                                                  Colbert you are nothing

                                                                  • Micah
                                                                    Micah  4 days back

                                                                    Technically "warfighters" is actually a phrase used by DoD and military contractors so it's not surprising for him to use that.

                                                                    That said...Trump is still an idiot.

                                                                    • xanithofdragons
                                                                      xanithofdragons  4 days back

                                                                      For a second I was thinking how weird it is for a president to pardon a war criminal, but then I remembered that Trump already pardoned Joe Arpaio, who seriously abused detainees. We're already so far past the point of decency that it's scary.

                                                                      • Social Justice Warrior

                                                                        Found the perfect description of trump from an Adam Sandler's movie

                                                                        • Jesse Cole
                                                                          Jesse Cole  4 days back

                                                                          Horclucks, LOVE it. Didn't get an awesome reaction.

                                                                          • David M
                                                                            David M  4 days back

                                                                            You should have told Obama that before he wrote up executive orders taking all our rights away at any time he chooses. The thing is, Hillary was supposed to be the one to execute the orders and she lost. Thank you God!!

                                                                            • Thor's Twisted Beard
                                                                              Thor's Twisted Beard  4 days back

                                                                              Name an executive order by Obama that took your rights away. I'll wait.

                                                                          • Freddy Freddy
                                                                            Freddy Freddy  4 days back

                                                                            Unlike Steffy cold-Bert who is afraid Of everything. What a blow hard!

                                                                            • skipjack johnson
                                                                              skipjack johnson  4 days back

                                                                              What a great strategy... campaigning with war criminals... geezus

                                                                              • SassyFatCat
                                                                                SassyFatCat  4 days back

                                                                                I confess, I loved Trump at first. But I want him impeached now...
                                                                                Don't tell my family lol

                                                                                • Cpt. Crunch
                                                                                  Cpt. Crunch  4 days back

                                                                                  I don't like Trump but you all realize that if he's outed you're left with president Mike Pense right? Not exactly a win at all.

                                                                                  • Frank
                                                                                    Frank  4 days back

                                                                                    As much as I loath Trump, if he said "War Fighters", he is using the terminology standard for at least a decade. Which is the time I lost my job due to the Great Recession, which, as you know, was a scam on a global scale by American banks and private investment firms. My company was contracted to produce the ads for the US military with the very words "War Fighters". in the years 2001 to 2009.

                                                                                    • HuckFinn
                                                                                      HuckFinn  4 days back

                                                                                      Dear America,

                                                                                      As the most fantastic, humble, intelligent, honest, loving, faithful, loyal, friendly, kind, mature, sensitive, generous, inclusive, moral, ethical, transparent, thoughtful, successful, beloved American president in the entire history of our magnificent nation, it’s rather easy for me to appreciate just how much all of you love me so. I do admit that I make it easy for you. It’s impossible for me to list all of my accomplishments since I’ve been in office. They’re simply too manifold to list so I’ll offer the most salient ones. Everyone keeps saying what a wonderful president I am. Even people abroad are always complimenting America on her current leadership.

                                                                                      The first great thing that I’m always told is how wonderful it was when I exposed my predecessor as one who isn’t even an American citizen by sending a team of investigators to Hawaii to uncover the truth behind his fraudulent citizenship. As a Muslim from Kenya, my predecessor would have gotten away with his shenanigans had it not been for my investigative team who discovered he had his birth announcement published in the Hawaiian newspapers just because he wanted to grow up to be the American president. Everybody keeps reminding me that I’m a hero for my clever expose revealing my unbelievable claims.

                                                                                      Then there was my descent from the escalator to announce my run for the presidency . They say that exposing Mexican-Americans as criminals and my promise to build a wall to keep them out was the one policy stance that helped my candidacy take off. As you well know …Trump is always thinking a step ahead of his adversaries and so I also brilliantly promised that Mexico would pay for that wall. Now this really shot me to the next level in getting real Americans to support me. I’ve been the most successful president ever in building a physical barrier on our border to keep out Mexicans and other cockroaches that we don’t want.

                                                                                      My initial efforts using the Russians to get elected was quickly criticized by my adversaries who were totally embarrassed by my enormous win over “Crooked Hillary”. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with getting dirt on one’s enemy regardless of the source of that Dirt. After all, the wicked Dems invented a story that I watched Russian prostitutes pee on each other. Everybody knows that’s nonsense. I’m a married, family man with high morals and ethics. There was never the slightest evidence that this ever happened. If the Dems could do this to me, I could …in return ask the Russians for those stolen emails.
                                                                                      Everybody says how genius this was of me. I totally agree.

                                                                                      This entire Ukraine Hoax is a Democrat-led sham. Everybody knows how honest, ethical, transparent, and law-abiding I am and that I’d never ask anyone to do something that was immoral, unethical, or illegal. Why would I need to get dirt on Joe Biden anyway given how wonderful, brilliant, beloved, and “re-electable” I am. Everybody already knows this. All those Dems are always reading my tweets and half the time I’m just joking and pranking just to get their goat. They fall for it every time. I welcome this impeachment hoax because I have complete confidence that the GOP is going to support me no matter what I do...including shooting someone on Fifth Avenue.

                                                                                      As the best president this nation has ever had, I wish all of you a Merry Christmas. Everybody is thanking me for bringing the greeting, “Merry Christmas!” back from extinction. Only a wonderful genius like me could pull off such a thing. After all…you know you’re only having a “Merry Christmas” on account of Trump who put tariffs on China and brought jobs back to America. Vote for me in 2020 even if I’m in the slammer because you know sooner or later Pence will pardon me! Don’t forget, Merry Christmas and vote for me! You can’t spell America without “me”.

                                                                                      President Donald J. Trump aka: The Greatest Genius President in American History

                                                                                      • Ricardo Gonzalez
                                                                                        Ricardo Gonzalez  4 days back

                                                                                        LOL I love it when he goes after Eric Trump.

                                                                                        • Nick Nack
                                                                                          Nick Nack  4 days back

                                                                                          then all the liberal cucks clapped, drank a glass of soy milk then tucked their wife's son into bed.

                                                                                          • anthony magliaro
                                                                                            anthony magliaro  4 days back

                                                                                            little Stevie can't wait to see him cry again in 2020 when Trump wins again in 2020

                                                                                            • Anthony Carroll
                                                                                              Anthony Carroll  4 days back

                                                                                              “Royal family inbred” damn, now that’s some savage writing.