WILSON: “At the same time, are Democrats seizing on a position of pay-back against this president who tried to delegitimize President Obama with the whole birther movement, denying a hearing for supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, and if so, what’s the risk in doing that?”

WATERS: “Well, the fact of the matter is, without all of that — and I mean those were outrageous kinds of actions that he took, talking about Obama was not born in this country, et cetera, et cetera. What he has done since he has been president has been outrageous. He has not provided legitimate leadership. And this last action that he was involved with, Nunes, and — I mean I do believe that he was involved — they concocted a scheme by which two appear that somehow his accusation about being wiretapped was real and he tried to convert that into talk about possible surveillance where his people were picked up doing surveillance. And so he has done so many things to show that he doesn’t understand government. He’s not willing to learn. He doesn’t learn from his mistakes. Instead of learning, he gets up the next morning and tweets something else all over again. Most people believe that is he about diversion, that he’s about keeping people from really dealing with the issue.

We want to know whether or not there was collusion. We want to know about the hacking into the DNC and the interference with our elections. I really want to know — because I know if we can prove collusion, he is impeachable. Lot of people don’t want to talk about that, but I do. I want to talk about him. I want to talk about this Kremlin clan that’s around him. All of them with oil interests. But more than that, they’re all focused on lifting the sanctions. This love of Putin that he has, this business that he has of always commending him and talking about what a great leader he is, it is all about this oil, I believe, and wanting to lift the sanctions. That includes Flynn. That includes Manafort. That includes even Tillerson who comes from Exxon.

So I think that if we do the investigations, if we follow the dollar, and if we understand why this president is talking the way he’s talking and telling us that we should know that Putin is our friend. We’re going to find out what it’s all about. And I think that those people, Republicans, people in some of the small towns in rural communities that are standing with him now, they are not going to be able to stand with him when they understand the danger he is to our country. I’m saying for those of us who understand this and we are concerned about our democracy, we’re concerned about our country, we are showing how patriotic we are in being willing to take on this president and the way that he’s misleading this country because we want to make sure that the democracy is secure. And so I’m just waiting for real investigations to take place, and we can forget about my side of the house. On the house side, that intelligence committee cannot move forward with Nunes. That does not make —
“I think that’s been completely compromised.”