Sunday, April 26, 2015

This Week with George Stephanopoulos – April 26, 2015

Alex Marquardt
Brian Ross
Cecilia Vega
Richard Clarke
Rep. John Delaney (D-MD)
Peter Schweizer
Newt Gingrich
Donna Brazile
Jon Heileman
Mark Halperin

Stephanopoulos: omg there was a massive
earthquake in Nepal killing American
mountain climbers and assorted others

Marquardt: there was just another
aftershock so we had to go back to India

Stephanopoulos: oh wow

Marquardt: two Americans were killed on
Mount Everest including a Google executive

Stephanopoulos: that's terrible

Marquardt: indeed George

[ break ]

Stephanopoulos: oh wow two
hostages were killed in drone strikes

Ross: the White House may let hostages'
families pay ransom if they want to

Ross: six hostages has been killed

Stephanopoulos: that's a lot

Ross: and one family paid the ransom
and the hostage was killed anyway

Stephanopoulos: you can't 
trust those darn terrorists

Ross: families were threatened with
prosecution for paying a ransom but
now the White House has changed the policy

Negotiator: you can deal with ISIS!

Ross: so there has been a change
in policy but the government still
won't pay any ransoms

Stephanopoulos: welcome Richard Clarke
should the U.S. change the policy and
let families pay terrorists a ransom?

Clarke: no

Stephanopoulos: really?

Clarke: no because paying ransom
will only encourage more hostage-taking

Stephanopoulos: Obama's drone 
policy is also controversial

Raddatz: they bombed without
knowing who the hell was there

Stephanopoulos: bomb first - 
ask questions later

Raddatz: although the drone
policy has really worked

Stephanopoulos: well that's good

Raddatz: before the CIA starts raining
bombs they're supposed to have
near-certainty that there are no civilians there

Clarke: by definition you don't know
who you're killing when you use drones –
you just got to let those missiles fly
and hope for the best

Delaney: we need a hostage czar!

[ break ]

Stephanopoulos: omg another 
Clinton scandal!!

Vega: Hillary is dogged by reports!

Vega: Hilary is accused of bribery!

Vega: she signed off on the sale
of an American uranium mine to Russia!

Vega: Bill Clinton made a lot of money
which is the first time in history a
politician's spouse has had a job

Clinton: the whole thing is ridiculous

Rubio: it's so so so troubling

Stephanopoulos: welcome Peter Schweizer

Schweizer: nice to be here George

Stephanopoulos: please tell me how
Clinton is unfit to be President

Schweizer: it's a troubling pattern of influence!

Stephanopoulos: you say she's a criminal

Schweizer: yes look at Senator Menendez

Stephanopoulos: okay

Schweizer: there should be an
open-ended criminal investigation  
of the Clintons

Stephanopoulos: well why not

Schweizer: Ken Starr is tanned 
and rested and ready!

Stephanopoulos: there's no 
evidence Clinton changed any 
policy based on donations

Schweizer: where there's smoke there's fire!

Stephanopoulos: is there a smoking gun?

Schweizer: the smoking gun is 
a pattern of behavior

Stephanopoulos: I see

Schweizer: she's hiding her donations!

Stephanopoulos: your big case is the
uranium mine but the guy sold it before
she was ever Secretary of State

Schweizer: but there are 
many layers of donors

Stephanopoulos: eight federal agencies
approved the uranium sale and Clinton
wasn't even involved

Schweizer: yes but she was 
in charge of Russia

Stephanopoulos: but nine different 
 agencies approved the sale

Schweizer: no no no it was all Hillary Clinton!

Stephanopoulos: you've got her at
the center of a web of decision-making
when there's no evidence at all  
she was even involved

Schweizer: I question that

Stephanopoulos: do you have 
any evidence at all?

Schweizer: no I don't – that's why
we need a broad investigation

Stephanopoulos: you briefed Republicans – did you brief any Democrats

Schweizer: of course I didn't

Stephanopoulos: you're very partisan

Schweizer: I can't be partisan because
I went to The New York Times which is
a well-known friend to the Clintons

Stephanopoulos: but they found no
evidence of wrongdoing at all

Schweizer: that's why we need a
huge endless investigation with subpoena
power and an unlimited budget!

Stephanopoulos: the media dutifully
reported that you are going to write
a book about Jeb Bush – is that true?

Schweizer: we're looking into it

Stephanopoulos: you're never writing
a book about Jeb are you?

Schweizer: no

Stephanopoulos: thanks for coming

[ break ]

Stephanopoulos: omg Hillary is corrupt!

Brazile: there are more drippings 
than sauce here

Stephanopoulos: well put Donna

Gingrich: Hillary Clinton is 
much worse than Nixon

Stephanopoulos: Richard or Cynthia?

Gingrich: Hillary Clinton will 
probably be indicted

Stephanopoulos: Newt you think 
Clinton is going to jail?

Gingrich: maybe she killed someone! 
Who can say?

Stephanopoulos: strong words

Gingrich: taking foreign money 
is against federal law!

Halperin: Bill Clinton increased his
speech fees which is horrible

Stephanopoulos: but there's 
no evidence of wrongdoing

Halperin: she deleted e-mails and won't
come on the show today which much worse

Heileman: where are the e-mails?
It's the appearance of obstruction of justice!

Brazile: this is just more there there

Stephanopoulos: right

Brazile: the Clintons have been very forthcoming!

Gingrich: the Constitution says 
you can't take stuff!

Stephanopoulos: I've read that

Gingrich: Clinton is dangerous to America!

Halperin: everyone knows they were
trying to curry influence with the
Secretary of State – I mean who would
want to hear a speech from Bill Clinton?

Stephanopoulos: and that's the last word

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