McFaul: Bill Taylor’s testimony ‘devastating’ for Trump

Former Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul joins MTP Daily to discuss Bill Taylor’s testimony about a quid pro quo with Ukraine tied to military aid and Washington Post’s reporting that Russia and Hungary helped sour Trump on Ukraine.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 5:31pm

I was told Trump wanted quid pro quo deal, Ukraine ambassador reportedly testifies – live

Bill Taylor, acting US ambassador to Ukraine, reportedly directly contradicted testimony of Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the EU

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That’s it from me today. My west coast colleague, Maanvi Singh, will take over the blog for the next few hours.

Here’s where the day stands so far:

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 5:00pm

Will impeachment proceedings cost Trump some GOP support?

Washington Post Opinion writer and MSNBC Contributor Jennifer Rubin tells Ali Velshi why she thinks a new poll showing 50% of Americans think Trump should be removed from office could move some Republican lawmakers.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 4:48pm

Del. Plaskett: Republicans are afraid of the facts

Del. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI), member of the House Oversight Committee, joins Ali Velshi to discuss what’s next in the impeachment inquiry. She also says President Trump’s usage of the word “lynching” in reference to the impeachment inquiry is the

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 4:45pm

Castro warns he’ll drop out if he fails to raise $800k

In an email to supporters, 2020 presidential candidate Julián Castro warns that if he doesn’t hit his fundraising goal, he won’t have the resources to keep his campaign going. Castro joins Ali Velshi to discuss his campaign’s road ahead.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 4:41pm

The irony behind Trump’s 'lynching' tweet

New York Times best-selling author Mychal Denzel Smith joins Ali Velshi to discuss why President Trump’s comparison of the House impeachment inquiry to a “lynching” revives his racial insensitivity during the arrest of the Central Park Five.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 4:38pm

Man dies after falling 10 metres from zipline in far north Queensland

A woman was also injured when the pair fell from the flying fox at Cape Tribulation

A man has died and a woman is in hospital after they fell about 10 metres from a zipline in the in Queensland’s far north.

Paramedics were called to a tourist attraction at Camelot Close at Cape Tribulation, north of Cairns, after the pair fell about 2pm on Tuesday.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 4:06pm

The Inquiry: U.S. ambassador to the Ukraine Bill Taylor testifies

United States ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor appears on Capital Hill to testify on President Trump’s actions in the Ukraine. Taylor is expected to give context to the texts between himself, E.U. Ambassador Gordon Sondland and former Special Envoy Kurt

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 3:45pm

Joel Stein on Trump voters: ‘They’re voting for what they think is the best interest for the country’

75 percent of Americans think people like them have too little influence in Washington. Meanwhile, a majority of Americans say wealthy people, large businesses, political lobbyists and Wall Street have too much influence in Washington. Time Magazine Staff

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 3:40pm

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