Listen: Paul Manafort, Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Dianne Feinstein discussed on The Norman Goldman Show
"The weekend, Dr Christine Blasi came forward. And the Washington Post identifying herself as the woman who in July sent a confidential letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein, the ranking democrat on the judiciary committee in which bossy Allah alleges that cavenaugh sexually assaulted her in the nineteen eighties. When the two were in high school in a statement this morning Cavanagh denied the. Allegation adding because this never happened. I had no idea who was making this accusation until she identified herself yesterday. I am willing to talk to the Senate Judiciary committee in any way, the committee deems appropriate to refute. This false allegation from thirty six years ago, and defend my integrity. That is we think MSNBC four that clip. And so we have a lot to discuss this. We get started here. Thank you. So very much choosing to spend your time with me, I know it's valuable so it only seems like a month ago that Paul Manafort pled guilty and decreed to cooperate. Do you remember Friday? All my goodness is way back. There is Friday. I don't know if we can go back that far in a memory banks all Manafort, he flipped, and he cooperated and the more I have reflected on that deal. The more. I came to the conclusion that Paul Manafort had no leverage, and he basically. Rolled over because he had no choice, Paul Manafort gambled and lost. And I'll get into Paul Manafort. I'd really like to spend a moment with on Paul Manafort. But that's now the second biggest story of the day. And so let's do Paul Manafort as Russia gate and senior legal analyst time in the next hour. And I have some thoughts have been reflecting since Friday on Manafort, and I kind of gave you one of the big ones is he didn't have any leverage. He kind of played he gambled any lost. And he kinda came to recognize that probably with the help of his attorneys in any event. Let's let's dive into Paul manafort's plea deal. And I don't know if that's related to a Benedict. Donald kinda gone, quiet me. Yeah. Now, he's done. Some bitter tweets this weekend. He went off on a bit of a tweet storm. But he didn't go to the golf course. Right. He wasn't out there Griffin off our tax dollars on the golf course. Right up. My best guess is an know on facts back it up. I don't have facts to back this up. I guess he was banging around inside the rubberized walls of the White House. He probably put up some pads on and rubberized rooms, and he's just bouncing around with his cell phone screaming and where we'll take your calls because he's the victim. And all it's all a with John knees crazy. And so we have Paul Manafort in the next hour as senior legal analyst time and Russia gate, but what happened this weekend with Cristine Blasi Ford, and incidentally, her credentials as a professional are really very impressive. She's a quite widely published research psychologist me she's she's a very well respected professional in her field. And she comes from a world of prep schools. I mean, when you start getting into the facts over story, and I suspect you, and I will be hearing a lot about the facts of this story, what we find is the elite world on just describing it, you know. Kind of observation Louis the elite world of prep schools. And there were there's an all girl with the story years is an all girls prep school now, he's all boys prep schools, and and so they kind meet mingle at different times. And as we go into this story. And certainly this is what's going to get started today as we go into this story. There's a fact that that's really really important from my perspective. And I don't think it's really getting a lot of play, and I've been reading as much as I can about her story and why she's waited so long and all that happen, and I get it. I mean, I get it. But I have time for you this out at one eight eight eight three two one six zero zero one one eight eight eight three two one six thousand one norm at normangoldman dot com for your emails norm at normangoldman dot com. And boy, oh boy did emails come in. Pardon me, come in hot and heavy here. So we've got oh, I've got I've got budget news about those. Tax cuts, and do, you know, Laura Ingraham, Laura Ingram as a brother, and he's not happy with his sister or they're dead. So we've got that as well. The indicted Republican congressman and upstate New York. Chris Collins to remember him Republican congressman one of the first Republican House member to endorse Benedict Donald back in the day. And so Republicans Chris Collins has been indicted for insider trading and the Republicans up in his rural kind of outside buffalo district in upstate New York. They've been looking for a replacement. Well, turns out they're not getting replacement. Chris Collins will be on the ballot and indicted, currently indicted, sitting Republican congressman will be on the ballot and a heavily Republican district. Maybe maybe the democrat has a chance there and the democrat as I recall is like a city council member in in one of the town's. So somebody, you know, respectable, and, you know, reasonably qualified, so I just wanted to bring you that as well. And we'll get into all of that. But the. Metoo movement to me, this is about the metoo movement. Because you remember back in the day. Let's flashback if you will to nineteen ninety two when an affidavit submitted by law, professor Anita hill to the Senate Judiciary committee was leaked to the press a month after its submission that use dropped just two days before the full Senate was to vote on Thomas's nomination, the all male judiciary committee. It was all men back then quickly called professor hill to testify at a hearing. Today's committee actually includes for women, but any decision on judge cavenaugh would be in the hands of eleven men because these eleven men are the only Republicans on the committee. There are zero women in the Senate Judiciary committee's Republican majority that again Allie velvet again, we think MSNBC for that. And so what we have to me is the metoo movement. Now a lot of people are wondering. A lot of different things about Christine Blasi Ford. Her husband's name is Ford. And what I have prepared for us today is from my experience as a lawyer. How do you suss out? How do you distinguish liars or people who are not being one hundred percent truthful from people who are telling the truth there are techniques, and and they they are not foolproof. They're not one hundred percent guaranteed. There is human judgement involved. However, there are tried and true tactics. There are ways to trip people up. There are ways to suss out the truth and find out if someone's telling the truth, and I will share those with you right now because I've put them together as part of this opening year because to me this is our big story of the day. Now Senator Doug Jones, obviously, a democrat, obviously, this is our big story the day, I think scuttling potentially scuttling out of nowhere. A a United States Supreme court nomination one as controversial as this one. I mean, Christine Blasi for this story. Kind of started brewing at the end of last week. You remember we were talking about this letter. That was sent to a congresswoman in northern California on a issue, and it was because you and I talked about this. And because the members of the house of Representative when you hear congressman or congresswoman that means house of representatives. They are interchangeable those synonyms, and because the house of representatives kind of the hangers men and women don't vote on supreme court nominees embassador cabinet. That's only the Senate only the Senate so congresswoman, and as you said, I got this letter that bears on the fitness of his currently pending supreme court nominee. What do I do? Well, there are two US senators every state, and I'm a democrat. I'm an issue. I give it to Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein because she's the senior of the two the other democratic Senator comma Harris, and so an you gave this letter to Diane Feinstein. Dear Senator Feinstein. I am writing with information relevant in evaluating the current nominee to the supreme court as a constituent, I expect."