If there ever was a quintessential Hollywood celebrity that thinks they possess more intelligence and common sense than the majority of Americans, that lowly individual would be Jimmy Kimmel. On Thursday night, the notorious Trump-hating late night host pandered to the liberal California audience and his peers in the media by asking a series of softball, ludicrous questions to the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.
The Jimmy Kimmel Live host began his segment by indulging the appetite among liberals and the media for impeachment queries. “Yesterday Robert Mueller finally spoke.... He said, 'If we had confidence that the President clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.' So he didn't say so. And then he indicated that now it's Congress's job to take it from here."
Pelosi was still very reluctant to declare forthright any plans to impeach President Trump, however, this did not deter Kimmel from continuing to push the topic: “So are you saying that you want to make sure everybody's on board before you would get into something like impeachment?”
Kimmel wondered: “Have you read the Mueller report?” Once Pelosi admitted that she has indeed read the report, Kimmel made a statement that makes one ponder whether he is truly paying attention to anything outside of his liberal bubble or the news in general. “Oh, interesting. I would want to see it, but you know... we haven't had a chance to see the Mueller report.”
It is concerning Kimmel has the platform to mischaracterize the Mueller Report to millions of people, while he dismisses and disregards the contents by not bothering to read them.
A night of Jimmy Kimmel would not be complete if somebody did not lambaste President Trump. Thus, he ranted: “I think sometimes they do things and they go oh, that's not allowed? And then they kind of go back and try to figure out what it was and how they can keep it quiet."
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Jimmy Kimmel Live
5/31/19 (5/30/19 outside of east coast)
JIMMY KIMMEL: Yesterday Robert Mueller finally spoke. And he -- he stepped down, he made a statement, and he said -- I wrote it down here. He said, "If we had confidence that the President clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so." So he didn't say so. And then he indicated that now it's Congress's job to take it from here.
NANCY PELOSI: That's right
KIMMEL: Are you taking it from there?
PELOSI: Well, we've been on that path for a while. And when we do get to where we're going, we're going to be ready.
KIMMEL: But it feels like we've been on the path for a really, really long while. Like since the '70s.
PELOSI: You have to remember, we've only had the majority, the majority, the Democratic majority. You got that?
PELOSI: Since this year. And the first month government was shut down. You remember.
PELOSI: So we have -- I'm very proud of our chairman. We had a big week last week. We won three court cases and one decision by the Justice Department to give us documents. We have to be ready. It is -- it's a very -- our founders, I always like to say this, our founders in the darkest days of the revolution they said the times have found us. Well, I think right now the times have found us. We have a defiance of the Constitution of the United States. And so when we go down this path we have to be ready and it has to be clear to the American people and we have to hope that it will be clear to the Republicans in the United States Senate.
KIMMEL: So are you saying that you want to make sure everybody's on board before you would get into something like impeachment?
PELOSI: No, no. I'm not -- well, we're on a path to gain information. The public deserves to know the truth. The facts. When you go down a path like impeachment, which is very divisive, it could divide the country.
PELOSI: But let's just put it this way. We understand our oath of office to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. Apparently, the President does not understand.
KIMMEL: No, I think he understands it. He just doesn't love the Constitution that much.
PELOSI: Well, he doesn't honor the oath to protect and defend. So what we have to do, we know our responsibility, but again, because it is divisive we have to try to bring people together. E pluribus unum. I quote our founders again. From many one. They couldn't imagine how many we would be or how different we would be from each other, but they knew we had to try in what we did to unify and not divide. So let me just say this immodestly. I probably have a better idea as to what the President has to be held accountable for than anyone.
KIMMEL: Have you read the Mueller report?
PELOSI: Yes, I have.
KIMMEL: Even the blacked-out parts?
PELOSI: No. We're calling for that. They would show it to me. But I said I'm not going to let you show it to me unless you show it to the whole country.
KIMMEL: Oh, interesting. I would want to see it.
PELOSI: The only person who knows better than I why this president is not above the law, why this president must be held accountable, the only person who knows better than I do is the President of the United States. He knows. He knows what his violations have been.
KIMMEL: I don't think he even knows
PELOSI: Well, he may not care. But I think he knows.
KIMMELI think sometimes they do things and they go oh, that's not allowed? And then they kind of go back and try to figure out what it was and how they can keep it quiet.
PELOSI: You know what really bugs me about that because when you see what they say oh, I didn't know, I didn't know it was wrong to talk to Russians about this, I didn't know, I say why don't -- how do you explain that to kids in the hood, when they're approached by law enforcement and they say well, I didn't realize that I was supposed to do this or that. Well, they're supposed to know. But these very wealthy people with high-priced lawyers can get away with saying I didn't know it was wrong --
KIMMEL: That's why we need you to get in there and to take care of this and do something to these guys. Here's what drives me crazy. Because I believe, honestly, I believe that -- I -- you know, I know it may sound disingenuous, but I hope the President didn't do anything. I hope that when we look through the Mueller report it is what he says it is. We don't want that in the United States.
KIMMEL: But you know, we don't -- we haven't had a chance to see the Mueller report. It doesn't seem like -- it seems
like when you subpoena somebody in congress they, for some reason it used to be it seemed like you got subpoenaed by Congress you had to go in and speak. Now it's like I don't know if I'm going to do that, if I do I have some different terms -- can't you put those people in jail if they say they're not going to -
PELOSI: Well, you can fine them. And you could -- let me just, because you mentioned several things