Todd Touts Simplicity of Impeach Narrative, But Frets It Could Take too Long

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At the onset of the Democratic impeachment inquiry into President Trump, the liberal media emphasized that Congress could “read between the lines” to move forward with the process and find the conclusion they want. On NBC’s Sunday Today, political director and Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd praised how simple their narrative against Trump was this time around, but fretted the process to impeach the President could take too long.

In the conversation with Todd, and with the on-screen headline reading "closing in," host Willie Geist gawked at what the White House would be facing in the coming days:

Meanwhile, back at home, Chuck, Rudy Giuliani, obviously the President has come out yesterday again in support of the former New York City mayor and his personal attorney. Two Giuliani clients arrested on a plane in Washington taken off a jetway there. Testimony coming up from key officials around Ukraine story on Capitol Hill in the impeachment inquiry this week.

“There’s a lot in the air. What does it all amount to for the White House,” Geist wondered.

 

 

Todd remarked that the problem for the White House was “that it’s not just a lot in the air,” because that’s how it was with the special counsel’s investigation into the supposed Russian collusion.

There was always a lot in the air for Mueller but it did not know it is tied together. Here it’s – it’s everything is related, it’s pretty easy to understand,” he touted. “The picture gets both uglier I think at times for the President, the more we learn of Rudy Giuliani's associates. And at the same time a bit more complicated.”

Shortly after the Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced the Democrats would be launching their partisan impeachment investigation (September 24), the media reported that the Democrats were hoping to have their impeachment vote sometime around Thanksgiving. Todd seemed concerned about them sticking to that timetable.

The one larger question I have Willie is: is this investigation getting so big that they're not going to be able to wrap it up as quickly as they thought they were,” he fretted. Geist reminded viewers that Pelosi “emphasized the speed and clarity of what she's going after.” “[It] may be more difficult to do that,” Geist added.

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NBC Sunday Today
October 13, 2019
8:09:26 a.m. Eastern

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WILLIE GEIST: Meanwhile, back at home, Chuck, Rudy Giuliani, obviously the President has come out yesterday again in support of the former New York City mayor and his personal attorney. Two Giuliani clients arrested on a plane in Washington taken off a jetway there. Testimony coming up from key officials around Ukraine story on Capitol Hill in the impeachment inquiry this week. There’s a lot in the air. What does it all amount to for the White House?

CHUCK TODD: Well, I think it amounts to -- the problem for them is that it’s not just a lot in the air. There was always a lot in the air for Mueller but it did not know it is tied together. Here it’s – it’s everything is related, it’s pretty easy to understand. The picture gets both uglier I think at times for the President, the more we learn of Rudy Giuliani's associates. And at the same time a bit more complicated. The one larger question I have Willie is: is this investigation getting so big that they're not going to be able to wrap it up as quickly as they thought they were.

GEIST: Yeah, Nancy Pelosi emphasized the speed and clarity of what she's going after. May be more difficult to do that.

Chuck, thank you so much.

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