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Roll call vote to officially nominate Joe Biden underway
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"acting attorney general" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
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Robert Mueller, President And Donald Trump discussed on John Hancock
"Or if you've read everything you can get your hands on regarding the Miller report you're exhausted. The president. He must be exhausted B's been tweeting up a storm and responding to the report's release yesterday. Including one in which he says the could have fired the special counsel. And he could have he said, you know, anything Russians did concerning the twenty sixteen election was done while Obama was president. He was told about it and did nothing and then later yesterday, he quoted remarks from Tucker Carlson over at FOX and some other FOX hosts, and he said, the Mueller report is perhaps the single most humiliating thing that has ever happened to the White House press in the history of this country. They no they lied. And then he got in trouble with game of thrones. Used a game of thrones mean to. And got a wild rebuke from from HBO. But. He said though, we can understand the enthusiasm for game of thrones. Now that the final season is arrived. We still prefer our intellectual property that'd be used for political purposes. So that was the president of the United States down for using your. Your product. And then today, the president alas doubt at Mike Doyle talking about. This certain associates who actually spoke with the special counsel Robert Mueller as part of the Russia investigation. And he called some of the claims made about him meeting about him, Donald Trump total Bs. Quotes statements are made about me by certain people than the crazy Mueller report in itself written by eighteen angry democratic trumpeters, which are fabricated and totally untrue. Watch out for people that take so called notes when the notes never existed until needed, and he was probably pointing out at his own counsel on that, Don Mcgann. He. The Miller report dropped and found no evidence of collusion. But there was a report that outlines how Trump told then White House counsel, Don Mcgann to inform. The acting attorney general that Mueller should be removed in two thousand seventeen June of two thousand seventeen and megani ignored that. And by the way. Magan was with the president just about six months ago. So Trump also allegedly question Magons habit for taking notes and making memos for the record assigned that his tweets were likely aimed at in part is former counsel. Why do you take notes lawyers? Don't take notes I've never had a lawyer who took notes. But actually, he must have because. Gone was his Gasol and he took notes. So the notes appear to have angered Trump, but also allowed Mueller to conclude that Magan was a credible witness with no motive to lie or exaggerate given the position that he held in the White House. So Wall Street Journal today says by the fall of twenty seventeen it was clear that special counsel's opinion piece by Kimberly throttle. It was appear that the it was a clear that the special counsel Robert Mueller as a former director of the federal re Federal Bureau of investigation was too conflicted to take detached look at the Russia collusion story that had become more about F B I malfeasance than about Donald Trump and the evidence of that has now been staring us down through four hundred forty eight pages of his report, and she goes on to say that the attorney general Bill bar noted Thursday that the that he disagreed with some of the special counsels legal theories, and she says, maybe he had in mind, Mr. Mueller's proposition that he was entitled to pursue obstruction questions. Even though that was not part of his initial mandate from rob Rosenstein, the deputy. Attorney general said the report instead mostly reads as a lengthy defense of the FBI of its shaky claims about how the investigation began of it's far fetched theories of its procedures even of its leadership. One of the more telling sections concerns comas firing Mueller's team finds it generally beyond the realm of possibility that the FBI director was canned for incompetence or insubordination it treats everything that the F B I or Komi did is legitimate, even as it threatened, even as the treats everything the president did as suspect Mueller is an 'institutionalised and many of us and many on his team were the same Justice department attorneys who I fanned the partisan collusion claims. He was the wrong man to provide an honest assessment of the twenty sixteen collusion's dirty trick. And we've got a report approve. Of it. So. Wall Street Journal always comes up for the niche angle a different way to look at things. And in some cases, solidifies your side of the equation. If you need. To be so reinforced. Sure if you haven't had enough of the Mueller report in the last seven or eight days, you'll have an entire Easter weekend. Because the news networks not gonna have a lot to do between now and Monday except talk about this
Whitaker â€˜did not denyâ€™ talking to Trump about Cohen, says top Dem
"The chairman of the House Judiciary committee Jerrold Nadler suggested former acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker may have had conversations with President Trump about Michael Cohen legal trouble. He said Whitaker didn't deny the conversations during a private meeting on Capitol Hill.
Former Acting AG Matt Whitaker leaves Justice Department
"KRLD. Former acting US attorney general Matthew Whitaker has left the Justice department. What occur had joined the department and the fall of twenty seventeen and was named the acting attorney general by. President Trump after he fired Jeff Sessions Whitaker had been reassigned. From the department's top position after attorney general. William bar was sworn in Whitaker had been serving as a senior counselor before he left the
Trump's best outcome from Mueller report? Severe political damage
"There are indications that Russia's special counsel Robert Muller could hand in his report on the Russia investigation as soon as next week. The few hints to suggest mothers work is finally winding down for acting attorney general Matt Whitaker told reporters he believes the investigation was close to being completed. Team has been partnering with US attorneys offices on newer cases, a sign that a hand off to regular prosecutors is in the works. Sources say expect report to come before the attorney general rod Rosenstein departs sometime in mid March
Trump reportedly wanted loyalist to oversee Cohen probe
"The president is denying a New York Times report that he s then attack acting attorney general Matt Whitaker if he could replace the prosecutor investigating Michael Cohen with someone seen as friendly to the administration, and he'd rather really recused himself from the lower case over a routine conflict of interest issue ABC's. Karen Travers is at the White House. Trump continues to push back on a report in the New York Times that says he asked his former acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker to intervene in the investigation into hush money payments bay by Mr. Trump's former personal Turney Michael Cohen the president writing on Twitter Wednesday morning quote. The New York Times reporting is false times reports that late last year. The president asked Whitaker to appoint a potentially sympathetic US attorney to oversee that
Trump Says He Didn't Ask Whitaker to Change Hush-Money Probe
"Trump is rejecting a new report about him allegedly asking former acting attorney general Matt Whitaker if a change could be made in the investigation of Michael Cohen at the White House on Tuesday, Trump called it fake news. More fake news fake. There's a lot of fake news out there. The New York Times says Trump asked Whitaker if he could put US attorney Jeffrey Berman in charge of the Coen probe Berman is a Trump ally. Who runs the southern district of New York, but he had recused himself from the Cohen
Donald Trump denies NYT report he tried to interfere in Michael Cohen probe
"That President Trump tried to interfere in the federal investigation of his former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen. The president is now denying New York Times story that he asked then acting attorney general Matt Whitaker to put a Trump supporter in charge of the pro supporter. US attorney Jeffrey Berman had already recused himself from the investigation. And the times reports the president soured on Winokur when he was unable to make this happen. Auspey congressman Roque of the oversight committee and our correspondents analysts have full coverage of the day's top stories us, go straight to our White House. Correspondent Caitlyn Collins. Caitlyn take us through this truly remarkable report alleging that the president tried to influence the Michael Cohen investigation. Yeah. Wolf if you're starting to sense of pattern here. I'm not sure anyone can blame you an explosive report in the New York Times that claims that the president asked then acting attorney general mad. Whitaker to reach out to the US attorney in the southern district of New York and try to get him to unrequir- himself from overseeing that investigation into Michael Cohen hush money payments to women an investigation that is tied to the president. And this report wolf that the president today denied. Stunning report in the New York Times, claiming President Trump asked then acting attorney general Matt Whitaker to put someone who is supported Trump in charge of investigating hush payments made by his former fixer Michael Cohen. I think he's done a great job. Bombshell. Trump to nine today. No. Gave you that us. More fake news. A lot of a lot of fake fake news out there. No, I did the person Trump wanted in the job US attorney for the southern district of New York. Jeffrey Berman had ardor himself from overseeing the pro according to the times it's unclear how Whitaker responded, and there's no evidence he took steps to intervene despite telling us OC, it's that he knew part of his job was to jump on a grenade for the president still Whitaker remarked that the New York prosecutors required adult supervision, according to the times while Berman is recused from this probe. He has not recused from another that could touch Trump one looking into the president's inaugural committee the times adding Trump soured on Whitaker after his inability to make the change and he has since been replaced by Bill bar, but Whitaker could be facing bigger problems. He recently told a congressional committee under oath that the president had never pressured him regarding any. Investigations at no time has the White House. Ask for nor have I provided any promises or commitments concerning the special counsel's investigation or any other investigation. Whitaker is now under scrutiny by house. Democrats. Potential perjury today at DOJ spokesperson said he stands by his testimony and Trump is standing by him to very very straight shooter. I watched him during the hearing some of it. I thought he was exceptional since Trump told advisors deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein, assured him the Cohen investigation had nothing to do with him. The New York Times reports he has since wondered if Rosenstein was deliberately misleading him to keep him calm. The extensive report is also claiming Trump's told advisers and February twenty seventeen they should say he asked for Michael Flynn's resignation because quote that sounds better pressed by Sean Spicer, if it was true Trump reportedly. Responded say that say that I asked for his resignation, according to the times White House lawyers were so concerned about what Spicer said from the briefing room podium that they compiled an entire memo laying out his misstatements the White House counsel reviewed and determined that. There is not an illegal issue. But rather a trust issue. The report coming amid headlines that former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe who was fired last spring briefed congressional leadership about the counterintelligence investigation. He launched into President Trump purpose of the briefing was to let our congressional leadership know exactly what we've been doing opening a case of this nature. Not something that an FBI director, not something that acting FBI director do by yourself, right? And that no one raised concern congress, and I told congress what we had done anyone object. That's the important part here. So that no one of Jack not on legal grounds, not on constitutional grounds. And not based on the facts. Now wolf the times also notes the president has had private conversations with Republican lawmakers about a campaign to attack the Muller probe something he's done over eleven hundred times and could very well serve as a public relations strategy in addition to a legal one will developments. Indeed, art, Caitlyn facts very much. Let's bring in our Justice reporter Laura Jarrett, and our chief legal analyst Jeffrey to then the Lord is President Trump's alleged request of Winokur to replace the person leading the cone investigation of struck to what some are suggesting could be obstruction of Justice the legal question in this case as always what was the president's intent if he wanted to have Berman on the case because he thought he was a better lawyer. And he thought that the US attorney zombie was not doing a good job that might be legitimate. But if he wants Berman on the case because he thinks he's going to protect him. Somehow, that's where we tread into the land of whether he's doing it for corrupt reasons and where obstruction could come into play. But the other point is that the New York Times lays out more. More than just the fact that he wanted Berman on the case, they lay out a month long campaign of trying to undermine the Muller probe. And
Dual investigations into Trump and associates
"You quote Whitaker's telling department of Justice associates that prosecutors in New York needed some quote, adult supervision, do Whitaker men by that. And what if anything it led to? Well, it doesn't appear that Whitaker took direct action to do or intervene in the southern district case. But another, quote, we say in the story is that his ju viewed as job he told people in part to jump on a grenade for the president. Now that is quite a statement for an attorney general even in acting attorney general to make so to be fair. It does not appear that Whitaker directly did intervene in this case, but it gets a little bit at his mindset about some of these US attorney's offices in the ongoing investigations, you report that in two thousand seventeen one of the president's lawyers reached out to Manafort and Flynn's lawyers about possible pardons. Can you explain what exactly was going on there? Because the the prisons new attorney general Bill bar said flatly last month in his confirmation hearing that President Trump pardon someone in exchange for a promise not to incriminate him. It would be a crime, right? This is something that both the New York Times and the Washington Post reported last year that the president's lawyer John Dowd reached out to the attorneys for both Manafort and Flynn that at least suggested the idea. That these men could get pardons. Now, this is not to imply there was a direct quid pro quo in exchange for something, you know, not cooperating they will get a part in. But raising this issue at a time when booth Manafort and Flynn were recently under legal scrutiny raises questions about the reason why he did it.
Trump denies asking former acting AG about hush-money investigation
"Separately. The president today denied asking Mark Whitaker. Who was then acting attorney general to have an hour. I run a key investigation. It involves hush money payments to women claiming affairs with Mr. Trump. The New York Times reports that the president asked for Jeffrey Berman a federal prosecutor in New York to run the investigation Berman had previously recused himself from the case. Mr. Trump today, branded it as quote fake
Jeff Berman, President Trump And Acting Attorney General discussed on Tom Sullivan
"President Trump denies trying to influence an investigation into his campaign faced about hush payments to Trump called it fake news that he asked then acting attorney general Matt Whitaker to put a different prosecutor in charge of the investigation into payments to stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal made by Michael Cohen. The New York Times reports the president wanted Jeff Berman the US attorney for the southern district of New York to lead the case. Even though Berman had recused himself Berman has not recused
Trump denies asking ex-acting AG about hush-money probe
"President Trump denying a report in the New York Times that he tried to interfere with the Michael Cohen investigation. The time said that late last year, the president asked acting attorney general Matt Whitaker to put US attorney Jeffrey Berman in charge of the investigation into the hush money paid to a playboy model and a porn star. Who said they had affairs with Donald Trump Berman had recused himself from the probe. And the time says Whitaker told the president it would not be possible. We'll times reporter Mark mazzetti says this could open Whitaker up to perjury charges after denying any White House interference. When he tested. Five before congress lot of his questioning about conversations he had you the president doubt different investigations going on one of them being the Muller investigation. And of course, there's the southern district investigation. Whitacre city had been pressured as we say in the story house, investigators are examining whatever Whitaker's homage and investigating whether he might have committed perjury pull the times report, meantime, says the president soured on Whitaker because he could not put Berman
Whitaker tells lawmakers he hasn’t talked to Trump about Mueller’s investigation
"News. Keep your hands off the Muller investigation democratic congressman came Jeffries, telling acting attorney general Matt Whitaker that he should remain neutral on the nearly two year old Russian investigation. Wigger expected to be replaced by nominee Bill bar next week and says he believes Muller is doing everything by the book. I haven't been on the record about my respect for Bob Mueller and his ability to conduct this investigation and Whitaker's saying neither he nor the president has pressured the special counsel to end this is going to finish his investigation when he wants to finish this investigation conversations with President Trump about an investigation that may center on the president liquor wouldn't
The Latest: Whitaker won't answer 'witch hunt' question
"American media acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker has declined to answer a question about whether a special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is a witch hunt. President Donald Trump has reportedly called the repeatedly I should say call the Russia probe a witch hunt asked by democratic Tennessee Representative Steve Cohen today. If he also thought it was Whitaker declined to answer citing the
Whitaker testifies he hasn't talked about Mueller probe with Trump
"Acting attorney general Matt Whitaker was called to testify today by Democrats on the House Judiciary committee who grilled him on his oversight of special counsel. Robert Muller's Russia investigation, Whitaker said the White House has never asked nor has he provided any promises or commitments concerning the Mueller probe and he had this response to democr-. Chairman Jerry Nadler who continued to press him over whether he had discussed the investigation with President Trump. Have you ever been asked to approve any request their action to be taken by the special counsel? Mr Chairman, I see that. You're five minutes is up. And so.
Matt Whitaker, Acting Attorney General And Robert Mueller discussed on News and Perspective with Taylor Van Cise
"Lowered and acting attorney general Matt Whitaker says he hasn't discussed the Muller probe with the president today. During a house hearing Whitaker insisted he has attempted to thwart special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation in any way, Whitaker overseeing the probe after taking over the Justice department in November
Whitaker testifies he hasn't talked about Mueller probe with Trump
"Acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker is declining to say whether special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation is a quote witch hunt. Democratic congressman Steve Cohen of Tennessee repeatedly asked Whitaker to characterize the probe Whitaker declined to answer. While the investigation. He says is underway. The democratic majority on the House Judiciary committee is pressing Whitaker about his oversight of an investigation that he has previously criticized also want to know what he's told President Donald Trump at no time has the White House asked for nor have I provided any promises or commitments concerning the special counsel's investigation or any other investigation. Whitaker's tenure leading the Justice department is likely drawing to a close President Trump's nominee for attorney general William bar is a step closer to being confirmed by the full US,
Senate Judiciary Committee to vote on Barr nomination today
"In Washington. The Senate Judiciary committee votes today on the nomination of William bar to be attorney general Bill Rakoff is their bar is not expected to attend today's vote which is expected to approve his nomination from there. The full Senate would vote on that nomination where it too is expected to pass bar who would replace acting attorney. General Matthew Whitaker is drawn concern from lawmakers over his comments about releasing the special counsel's report to the public when it's finished bar has said that he would let the include and has expressed confidence in Robert
"acting attorney general" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"Six six ninety redeye so Devin Nunes, by the way was on Fox News on Wednesday and said they still plan. They're in the minority, but they can still plan and still give criminal referrals to the department of Justice. All right. And he didn't name any names you signed with Tucker Carlson and Tucker Carlson. Floated the names of Peter Struck and James only, oh, he did that he wasn't wasn't Nunez. Who who did? That said look we may not be able to subpoena the witnesses because we're in the minority, but we can still throw what criminal referrals look at. I don't know. It's in the the the whole thing really now is just waiting for Trump to eventually declassify the information that we have with all the text messages, and what was in the Pfizer warned application, or is the is the does the president know that the molar thing is going to be a big dud and that will work for him. And he doesn't want to declassify anything until after that drops. Does he know what's going nowhere? Look, you have the new acting AG. Well, who was who was definitely in in the president's corner and has been very critical before he was acting attorney general of the Mueller investigation. So if he's been briefed and the president has top clearance. If you're the acting attorney general you you can the president. I don't think he would be a no I there would be held to pay. If he was briefing the president on down not details. But the the question should you be concerned? Should I be concerned? I guess that wouldn't would that be out of line for the president to ask? AM.
"acting attorney general" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"Robert Muller has a distinguished record as few public servants in this country. Have who is respected and highly regarded by Republicans and Democrats who was head. The FBI under both Republicans and Democrats and along comes President Trump and calls him a disgrace. There's no evidence a Robert Muller ever having been a disgrace in anything he's done in public life. I think we need to look at the last two weeks since election day, we have seen a rage a holic president of the United States, such as we have never seen certainly in our modern history. We have never seen a president in a prolonged rage a public rage, such as we have seen these past weeks in Paris in Washington at the special prosecutor at the press, it has been unceasing it has been horrible to look at in terms of what does this mean in terms of our governance, and what we are seeing. Now is this president has his back to the wall. And I want to say one thing about he keeps saying no collusion. No collusion. No collusion. We know that Muller has a sprawling investigation that is all about looking for collusion. Among Trump's associates, his family his campaign age whether or not he has founded or not we don't know. But it is a serious sprawling investigation with lots of dots following the money and following the connections and Trump understands that and what has happened with Matthew Whitaker as the new deputy attorney general is Trump acting. Acting attorney general thank you is that Trump now houses spy for the first time who is looking at what Muller has and he has been Trump for throughout his presidency absolutely in a crazed state because he doesn't know what mother is doing. Look he has a sense of what may be going on. And we may be seeing that in this rage. A hallway engines yesterday about the inner workings of the Miller campaign is that because all of a sudden he knows about the inter workings. We don't know we don't know what Matt Whitaker has been telling him Jeffrey, we do know that once again, the president is talking about something he likes to refer to as a perjury trap as you, and I have discussed that's not something they taught you at Harvard loss. Right. I mean, perjury trap is an I it's a phrase that people throw around I think it is literally a meaningless phrase because perjury is perjury. And this idea the president talked about it is that if you if you say it was a sunny day, and it was cloudy. They're gonna charge you with perjury of. Not perjury has to be a substantive statement that is relevant to a central issue in the case. It's not just aim and it has to be an intentional falsehood. Not a mistake and just because your testimony conflicts with another person that doesn't mean either one of you is lying perjury is about intentional lying, and it is rarely prosecuted. But it is prosecuted when prosecutors see it it's they don't prosecute people who make mistakes what the best way to avoid perjury, by the way, tell the truth carry. Gary. These written answers. They're not the end here, necessarily, they turn in the homework assignment. But the special counsel could come back and follow up on these questions. Right. What's the procedure? Sure. Well, so the special counsel will receive at some point on these answers. It seems like and then they'll decide whether or not they find those answers sufficient whether or not they want to still pursue potentially talking to the president so much time has gone by that it does seem like if the president was requested to interview or even if they decided to go forward with a subpoena that he certainly would challenge at and that's where the appointment of acting. Attorney general Whitaker becomes really important because the acting attorney general over the special counsel's investigation exercises real substantive authority and a decision like whether or not to service subpoena on the president is something that right now could beat subsided by the acting attorney general who is in a. Questionable legal from a statutory and constitutional perspective it questionable legal appointment. And so it is hard to understand with all of the other Senate confirmed senior officials who could have been and should have been appointed as the acting attorney general after attorney general sessions resigned that position becomes quite important. And remember he is only agreed to answer questions about events during the campaign..
"acting attorney general" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Stage. One of the resistance to Trumpism was a success winning the house of representatives for the Democrats stage. Two is now underway winning the United States Senate and winning the White House and the momentum four Democrats in Tuesday's election indicates that as of now both of those objectives in stage two are more likely to happen than not in the next election. Donald Trump has never had the approval of a majority of voters as disapproval just continues to get worse. According to polls, he is not changed one voters mind in his favor since he was elected president the resistance will deliver an unprecedented level of turnout avoiders against Donald Trump if his presidency even survives to the reelection stage. Republicans will have to defend double the amount of Senate seats. The Democrats have to defend two years from now that's a reversal of what we just saw this week, and that will be a huge advantage for Democrats in the next Senate election, just as it was a huge advantage for Republicans in this week Senate election, no Republican seat in the Senate is now safe now that better Aurora has shown that even in Texas. The Republicans have to worry about reelection six million more people voted for Democrats than Republicans in the house races. That comes after almost three million more voters voted for Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump. Here are some of what the newly elected Democrats in the house of representatives had to say on election night..
"acting attorney general" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"David corn articles of impeachment being drawn up for Richard Nixon, one of them was lying to the American people. Yeah. And if that's the case, the Washington Post has six thousand one article. For Donald Trump just through September. I mean, not only did he lie, but but the journal about a week or so before the election broke, the news of the payoff to Karen, McDougal and hope Hicks after talking to Donald Trump said there's nothing to the story that we don't know anything about this. Well, that was another lie a lie that happened very conveniently right before the election to prevent this from coming out. Listen, we already have Michael Kohn, his Trump zone lawyer pleading guilty to criminal conspiracy and saying that Trump was a part of party to this. Now there about a gazillion things for the incoming House Democrats to look at when they get oversight responsibilities in the house in January the president being part of a criminal conspiracy. It's hard to look at that. And put it at least in the top thousand of things they should look at. I mean, this is Siri. Stuff. It gets not as much attention as that should have. But I salute the Wall Street Journal and the reporters today for that piece. Putting it right back and the middle of the radar screen. Let's listen to another moment of Donald Trump lying on Fox News on the question of when he knew about these payments that Michael Cohen was arranging. Later on. I knew later on them standings what he did. And they weren't taking out of campaign finance. That's a big thing. That's a much bigger thing. Did they come out of the campaign? They didn't come out of the campaign. They came from me. Barbara mcquade your reaction to that. After what we've learned from the Wall Street Journal. I think one of the things that a prosecutor looks at when they're considering whether there is guilt, especially for a crime like this which requires willfulness. Meaning that you know that what you're doing is illegal is evidence of what's known as consciousness of guilt. And when somebody is changing this story or lying about the facts, then that is often evidence of consciousness of guilt. It is not necessary to lie if done nothing wrong, he lie when you want to cover something up, or you know, that you violated the law, and so I think his changing stories both there and on Air Force One really suggest that he knew that what they were doing was wrong. Barbara mcquade David corn. Thank you both for joining us. Not shit. And when we come back more election results in what this week's results indicate about the next election..
"acting attorney general" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"To buy her silence. The journal reports that Michael Cohen had to make the payment using his own funds because the National Enquirer refused to cooperate on that deal because David pecker quote didn't want his company to pay a porn star. The journal reports that Donald Trump told Michael Cohen to quote, get it done during the presidential transition after Donald Trump was elected. Don't Trump thanked David pecker for suppressing the McDougals story. The journal reports. Mr. pecker granted immunity for his grand jury. Testimony told investigators about Mr. Trump's involvement in the McDougal deal joining us now Barbara mcquade, a former US attorney in an MSNBC legal contributor. And David corn is back with us, Barbara you're reading of the legal implications of this Wall Street Journal reporting. Well, it's a very painstaking walk through the very same criminal information. That Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to they filled in a lot of the gaps here in filled in a lot of the blanks. You know, it is protocol at the Justice department when you're not going to charge someone to refer to them by a pseudonym candidate one executive one at cetera, and based on the reporting, we now know that President Trump himself, if this report is true was intimately involved in every step of the way, which makes him essentially an unindicted co-conspirator. But for the Justice department policy of not charging a sitting president. They would certainly have all the pieces of the evidence. To charge the president with being a co conspirator with Michael Cohen based on that report. Let's listen to the president of the United States lying to the American people about knowing nothing about the payment to stormy Daniels..
"acting attorney general" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"The Rupert Murdoch owned Wall Street Journal has another devastating article tonight about Donald Trump that will be ignored by the Rupert Murdoch owned. Fox News a team of five reporters at the Wall Street Journal have sources inside the federal investigation of Donald Trump and his former lawyer Michael Cohen the journal says they interviewed quote, three dozen people who have direct knowledge of the events or who have been briefed on them. The Wall Street Journal has these smoking gun on the national enquirers illegal attempt to help presidential candidate Donald Trump by paying women to remain silent about their sexual experiences with Donald Trump. The article includes a description of a meeting during the presidential campaign in Trump Tower with Donald Trump and David pecker who runs the National Enquirer that is the smoking gun meeting. A criminal plot was. Hatched in that meeting to have the National Enquirer by the silence of women. David pecker was nervous enough about the legal risks. He was taking that he consulted lawyers who advised him on how to avoid a violation of campaign finance law. Everyone involved except the president of the United States is now cooperating with federal prosecutors, including David pecker who has been granted immunity for the crimes he could be charged with in exchange for the information. He is now giving to prosecutors about Donald Trump, and what was said in that meeting, David pecker and others at the National Enquirer who are also cooperating with the investigation made a deal with Keith Davidson, a Los Angeles lawyer who represented Karen McDougal, a former playboy model who was paid one hundred and fifty thousand dollars by the National Enquirer for the rights to her story about her affair with Donald Trump a story that the national choir never intended to. To publish, but simply bury four Donald Trump included in that deal was a provision for Karen McDougal to contribute to articles about fitness in the National Enquirer sources told the Wall Street Journal that the additional provisions of the deal were there if they needed to mount a legal defense against the crime of an illegal campaign contribution to the Trump campaign one hundred and fifty thousand dollar payment to McDougal benefited the Trump campaign by keeping her quiet about an affair with the candidate. Donald Trump was supposed to reimburse the National Enquirer according to everyone involved, but David pecker was ultimately afraid that the reimbursement. Part of the deal would be even more evidence of a crime Wall Street Journal reports Mr. pecker called off the Trump reimbursement deal in October two thousand sixteen on the advice of his lawyer accepting reimbursement from Mr. Trump, the executive worried could undermine any. Argument that the McDougal payment was made for editorial and business reasons rather than as an in-kind campaign contribution, Mr. pecker told Mr. Cohen to tear up the reimbursement agreement, but Mr. Cohen kept a copy federal agents founded in a search of Mr. Cohen's office earlier this year, the journal reports that Donald Trump was fully involved in the payment. Michael Cohen made the stormy Daniels one hundred and thirty thousand dollars.
"acting attorney general" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"As the attorney general of the United States, you'd have to be lucky and smarter than everyone in that building to get away with that John Mitchell must have felt pretty lucky as Richard Nixon's campaign manager when they won the nineteen sixty eight election and John Mitchell knew he was going to be the next attorney general of the United States. He must have felt pretty lucky. He was sentenced to two and a half years in prison and served nineteen months with good behavior. Richard nixon's. Second attorney general the one who took over from his first criminal attorney General Richard Kleindienst, Richard Kleindienst, ended up pleading guilty to a misdemeanor. He got a suspended sentence and served. No time. And sentencing judge said Richard Kleindienst had quote, a heart. That is too loyal. If Matthew Whitaker has a heart that is too loyal to Donald Trump. He will be very very lucky to get off as easy as Richard Kleindienst. Donald Trump could easily. Dr Matthew Whitaker into earning. A prison sentence that sets the record for Republican attorneys general of the United States convicted of federal crimes. Joining us now democratic congressman Steve Cohen of Tennessee, and member of the judiciary committee in the house who was just reelected and Laurence tribe. Harvard law professor and constitutional scholar and professor tribe. I want to start with you on this question that has now been we've had forty eight hours of public consideration of it. And that is the legality of the installation of Matthew Whitaker in the attorney general's office. Well, hi Lawrence. I guess I say at the beginning that new almost made me feel sorry for the guy. But. But I think I can resist feeling too sorry for him. He has no legitimacy quite apart from the stupid things. He said in the fact that he's obviously not a good lawyer in the fact that he's a fraudster. It seems is the fact that there is no constitutional basis for treating him as legitimate, the appointments clause of the constitution makes clear that anyone with the kinds of responsibilities that this guy would have as the chief law enforcement officer of the United States supervising, not only the Muller pro, but every district court in the country and every fraud investigation any such person has to be not simply nominated by the president, but confirmed by the Senate, it's not a little technicality. It's a really big deal, and I could go on that much more length than you or your viewers would be interested in about why all of this. Supreme court precedents established that the constitution means exactly what it says. So we don't have to go chasing after you know, technical statutory, squirrels when there is a constitutional elephant in the room, everything he does as you said is without legal effect. If he tries to squeeze Muller to restrict his options to deny him the right to subpoena. Something Muller has no reason to respect that Muller. Could just disregard it or he could go to court and get a judgment that says that he's been given an order by basically a buffoon with no legal standing to give that order. And cars would Cohen your reaction to to this acting attorney general, and what the House Judiciary committee of might do under democratic control in January. A you could request his testimony under oath in that committee. Well, we certainly can we could have him come before the committee. We could subpoena any papers of Muller reports that he might have tried to squelch and keep from the American public, and we had a conference call today and we've had to this week. Ranking member Nadler has got all of us together. And we shared our ideas. And we're going to try to pursue some actions in conjunction with the Senate. I think the Senate might have standing to pursue legal action questioning his appointment for they were harmed as was Mr. Rosenstein and being not having that particular advise and consent as they're supposed to and Mr. Rosenstein was stepped over. He should have been the logical person. And they order of. Ascendancy in the in the Justice department to take on this acting role this fellow as you call it. He's acting. He is indeed only acting. He's not the attorney general. And it's Don Corleone appointed Luca Brasi is considerably airy. Obviously not because he thought he was the best for advice. But because he had people he wanted to knock off and professor tribe. The president is one of the most transparent, criminally minded, people that we've ever had in public life..
"acting attorney general" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"He will ever be all of whom suspect and have every right to suspect. That Matthew Whitaker has been installed in the attorney general's office to commit crimes for the president. If necessary that is exactly what Republican president Richard Nixon expected of his attorney general, and that is exactly what the exactly what he got. Which is why Richard Nixon's Attorney General John Mitchell went to prison, and when Richard Nixon's Attorney General John Mitchell took office, no one no one in the FBI. No one in the Justice department. Suspected that. He was capable of committing a crime. He was a respected New York lawyer on Matthew Whitaker's first day in that office, everyone in the FBI and every federal prosecutor had every right to regard him and treat him as a potential criminal suspect. Every single person Matthew Whitaker speaks to in that Justice department. Every day is writing down every word he says to them whether he knows that or not they have all learned James Comey's lesson of dealing with Trump world right down everything they say immediately after the meeting when Matthew Whitaker watches deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein, or any of the other lawyers. He's surrounded by all day leave the room after meeting they are all going to their desks to write down. Exactly what they just heard Matthew Whitaker say they all. No, they are going to need those notes someday. They all know that Matthew Whitaker is going to spend many many hours under oath against his will in the house of representatives next year, and possibly in the grand jury room with a special prosecutor, we know what Matthew Whitaker wants to do for Donald Trump because he has said so publicly he wants to end the special prosecutor's investigation. I could see a scenario where Jeff Sessions is replaced it with a recess appointment, and that attorney general doesn't fire Bob Muller. But he just reduces the budget so low that his his investigation grinds to of absolute almost. If Matthew Whitaker isn't smart enough to know that everyone around him all day regards him as a potential criminal suspect? If he has to hear that from me in order to realize it, then he is not smart enough to realize the other very important thing about everyone. He will be dealing with in the Justice department every day every one of them is much smarter than he is every one of the prosecutors he will be dealing with from rod Rosenstein on down are much better legal scholars and much better legal practitioners. They are profoundly dangerous to him every time he opens his mouth. So when rod Rosenstein was quoted today as saying that Matthew Whitaker is quote, a superb choice to run the Justice department. That should probably be interpreted. To mean, Matthew Whitaker has not said one word to interfere with rod Rosenstein. Stein or a special prosecutor Robert Muller not yet that is probably rod Rosenstein 's signal from within about what is not happening in the Justice department. Matthew Whitaker is not getting his way Matthew Whitaker has said some of the stupidest things that any law school graduate has ever said, he questioned the legitimacy of that first supreme court opinion that we all learn about in history class Marbury versus Madison he says that judges should all be Christians who believe and live by the New Testament that obviously puts him in opposition to the appointment of Jewish. Judges not to mention Muslim judges or atheist judges. It's hard for law school graduate to sound stupider than Matthew Whitaker. But when Matthew Whitaker spent his first full day yesterday sitting in the attorney general's office surrounded by the highest powered prosecutors in the world. World and experienced high ranking FBI officials his ego must have shrunk a bit. He must have felt a bit less confident about the blustery nonsense. He has spewed on television as a pundit when he was actually using television to audition for a job with President Trump. This is bath. You Whitaker's dirty Harry moment, it's that line that Clint Eastwood made so famous when he confronted criminals in that movie. Clint Eastwood's dirty Harry said you've got to ask yourself. One question. Do I feel lucky? So Matthew Whitaker has to ask himself. Do I feel lucky on Matthew Whitaker is sitting in that room with federal prosecutors and FBI agents who regard him as a suspect? Does he feel lucky? Because you would have to be very very lucky to get away with doing what Donald Trump wants you to do.
"acting attorney general" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Now, it's time for the last word with Lawrence O'Donnell. Good evening. Good evening, Rachel, and I want to begin just by saying thank you for what you did today. And I I know hard you work. And so I didn't want to interrupt your day with even those two words of thank you. And we don't have to get into. Why you did this on say a word just gonna leave that aside? What? We can share with the audience that you did did send me flowers today. When I arrived at our LA bureau today there were flowers from from you, they're fantastic. And I just want you to know you have a place in history. I believe this is the first time I have ever received flowers while not being in a hospital. I think that's what we did today. I think this is that I, you know, manage women we're good at this. This is this is the thing we do it really lifted my day. And it's I think it's gonna show in tonight's show. The just the feeling that you brought to my workplace today. God by so Rachel. Thank you. You're you're welcome, my friend. I won't talk about why did it? Thanks. No. Thanks, rachel. Well, President Trump was running scared in the final days of the midterm election campaign. He was obviously running scared. He was afraid of what losing the house representatives would mean to his political life and to his legal life and legal jeopardy. And now that the president lost the midterm elections. The president is just losing it. He had a crazier press conference than usual at the White House this week sending an intern to try to grab a microphone away from the reporter. And then he denied White House press credentials to some White House reporters, the president is panicked. The president is panicked by the election results. Which are getting worse worse for the president every day as the Democrats continue to win more seats in the house of representatives as the final votes are being counted? And now the president is running scared again he is trying to. Run away from the house of representatives. Investigators who he knows will be coming for him next year. And he is trying to run away from special prosecutor, Robert Muller. The president's criminal defense team is the single worst team of lawyers who have ever been hired to represent a president of the United States. And the president probably knows that. That's why he tried to install an attorney general this week who will be his most effective criminal defense lawyer that is clearly what Donald Trump expects from Matthew Whitaker who now sits at the desk of the attorney general of the United States, but does not legally occupy that job and every legal action that Matthew Whitaker attempts to take as an acting attorney general is now subject to a legal challenge. In court. We'll have more on the Democrats election victory and the votes that continue to be counted later. In this hour. But now consider where Matthew Whitaker's sits tonight after completing his second full day, claiming the title of acting attorney general the Wall Street Journal reports that he is being investigated by the F B I.
"acting attorney general" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"Meets mats, which echo acting attorney general and really Jecht Humpty Dumpty. He was a tight end for the university of Iowa the US attorney for five years and a failed Senate candidates in two thousand fourteen and in his spare time, he's an amateur powerlifter. Look at that guy that does the police tape around him as confidence right? They're to want to take this off because I'm about a murder these weights. Medwick basically seems like the exact opposite of Jeff Sessions. I mean like sessions also posted a photo of himself. Powerlifting. But wasn't as impressive. That's what I'm saying. Look, I mean, we've gotta get short jokes in. Now. It's now never done now apart from being a former US attorney and looking like Bain during the off season. There is one of the thing about Whitaker that probably makes him the perfect pick for President Trump. He shares a similar passion for business ethics. Matt would occur. The now acting attorney general after Jeff Sessions was fired. He is now linked to a company referred to as a scam rule patent marketing billed itself as helping investors secure patents and Whitaker was hands on design. That's going to help showcasing a hot tub invention in this post from the company the company that has since been shut down and flapped with the twenty six million dollar fine. By federal authorities house American going to hire guy who scams hot tub invents has as its top cop because that seems like a real conflict of interest to me like he'll be interrogating bad guys. Like, tell me who your partner is. And like you and my partner. Yeah. We had a good run. Didn't we? Now, if you think would it looks familiar, you either just cleaned your bathroom, all like the president's. You've been watching a shit ton of CNN because every chance that which could guts he was on the news saying that he needs to step in and pull the reins back on Bob Muller. If he starts to go outside of those bounds of his delegation of thorns. I think we should watch for Bob Muller. If he's really going to go down these paths of unrelated financial transactions the only difference between Watergate in this situation is actually Watergate there were crimes that occurred in right now, we have no evidence of any crime happening. So the guy who's now in charge of the investigation was on CNN over a dozen times should talking Muller and his investigation that is so unfair to Robert Muller, the guy was trash talking him. And now that guy is his boss, and I know how much that sucks because when I was in school. There was a kid who bullied me every single day. And then one day, I got home, and he was my stepdad. But it turns out it wasn't just a coincidence that what's it was on TV trashing Mullah. Right. It was actually his latest scam. We know a here we we had on the show a number of times, this is from attorney John Q Barrett about a conversation. He says that he had in the green room before their joint appearance. Okay..
"acting attorney general" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"What should we read into that that that is common when someone is still continuing to provide information or to cooperate in other ways negation that you put off their sentencing until all of the cooperation is complete so that the judge when he or she is sentencing. The defendant has the benefit of knowing everything that they did an effort to try to assist the government in cooperation. So the longer it goes on the more cooperation we can infer. Yes, roughly. We'll be right back with Sally Yates former acting attorney, general of the United States stay with us. We are back with Sally Yates. It was the former acting attorney general of the United States. And before she was acting attorney general of the United States, she was the deputy attorney general of the United States, which all of us in America now have a much greater appreciation of the importance of as a position. Do you feel that rod Rosenstein who is deputy attorney general because of Jeff Sessions being recused from the rush amount, or he's overseeing the Mueller investigation and other things in the Russia matter. Do you feel like he is insulated enough in his position in terms of undue influence from the administration? If you were still in his shoes, is that was still your job? What kind of protections would you want people pushing for for you when you're, that's one of the things that's worried me is that so many people are focused on insuring that Bob Muller isn't fired. We need to be equally focused in making sure that rod Rosenstein isn't fired either. And that's because he really has an ability to be able to control the special counsel's investigation in terms of significant steps that are taken. He has to approve those in terms of information that might go to congress in terms of information that could be publicly released. So if you want a back door way to try to choke the life out of the special counsel investigation, you would. Place. Rod Rosenstein was someone whom you can control. And I think that he's done a very good job. So far of of ensuring that this investigation is going where it needs to go, that they're going to follow the facts and the evidence, and that Bob Muller has the running room. But he needs to be able to get to the bottom of these really important questions. We say, people need to focus on making sure that he hasn't fired. I mean, thinking hard about it won't help. I mean, what's what can be done to protect them? Well, folks in congress seemed to be making movement and trying to do this work as well to make them public enemy absolutely on. And even some talking about impeachment articles on what basis I have absolutely no idea. You would be impeaching him, but I think that that the White House and members of congress respond to public pressure and respond to a focus. And I think that most people have come to realize now that it's absolutely essential that Muller stay in his place, but. Needs to be that same public focus on rope rod Rosenstein as well. Were you ever pressured in the way that he has been by Republicans in congress, we ever pressured by anybody to handover since law enforcement sensitive documents in the middle of ongoing investigation. That's been a hallmark of of of the sort of efforts to demonize him with congress. Now that is long been a firm tradition of the department of Justice that you don't turn over materials about ongoing investigations to congress and did come. But I understand that the Justice department always felt that was a long standing norm. Did members of congress ever violated? I mean, we're members of congress pushing for this kind of stuff before, or is this Newt in specific to this investigation?.
"acting attorney general" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"I don't think anybody in the Intel community has a doubt about that you wanted the White House dot? Absolutely, yes to to do so. We expect it the White House. Do you expect them to quickly? Yes, there was to to the information? Yes. Do you think Michael Flynn should have been fired, whether he's fired or not as a decision for the president of the United States to make. But doesn't seem like that's a person who should be sitting in the national security adviser position if you hadn't been fired, if you were still in your position and you hadn't seen any action over the course that eighteen days, was there more your role as the acting attorney general would have permitted you to do? I would have come back to the White House. If you were still the acting attorney general, you would have gone back to the White House wouldn't be knocking on the door again. Why? Because I would have been concerned that we had a national security adviser who was compromised. I would have been able to control what happened, but I would have gone back to. What sort of questions would you've asked? What have you done. It's been a mystery all along clearly somewhat frustrating mystery to sell the yourself all along why the White House didn't act for more than two weeks. After this very urgent. National security threat was brought to their attention. But now eighteen months later, right? Another part of this is unfolding. In December. We learned that despite assurances from the White House that Mike Flynn had acted alone that his contacts with the Russian government had been the act of a rogue official. Nobody else knew what he was doing. We learned in December that in fact, he hadn't acted alone. His deputy KT McFarland had known about Flint, secret contacts with the Russian government before during an after those contacts happened, she helped set him up. These are the same contacts with the Russian government that he pled guilty to lying to the FBI about. KT McFarland would also later lie about her knowledge of Flint's contact with the Russian government when she was questioned about it by the US Senate. One of the weird long tails of this story is that after she got ousted as deputy national security adviser, following the Flynn debacle the Trump administration actually for a while, tried to name her an ambassador as part of the confirmation process for her would be ambassadorship. She appears to have lied to the US Senate and denied any knowledge of Flynn's contact with the Russian government. Her emails from the transition show. In fact, she knew about those contacts she was in on it. Flynn was not acting alone. Flynn was not even alone in lying about those contacts with the Russian government KT McFarland did it too. And now as of now based on this new reporting from the Washington Post, we know that US person. One reportedly Paul Erickson, Maria, Boutin 'as fake boyfriend who prosecutors say she was romantically involved with as part of part of her covert operation to serve as an agent of the Russian government in this country. Matinez Maria Boutin is just for the sake of spying boyfriends according to the Washington Post. He's the one who recommended Katie MacFarlane for that job in the first place, which is a job. You really might not ever expected her to get. Sally Yates was acting attorney general when she tried to warn the White House with urgency about a senior official in the Trump White House being compromised by the Russian government. She was driven by the urgency of needing to get that official out of there because of the danger that represented to our country, the White House. We know at the time didn't see it that same way. How does it change that story? How does it affect our understanding of that lack of urgency on the part of the Trump White House to now know that Flynn wasn't alone. That Flint's deception around this issue was not on something in which he was acting alone. And at least bleakly there appears to be a connection to an illegal Russian influence operation, which the Justice department apparently just broke up with this new indictment. Sally Yates is the first person from whom we Americans got the news about people at the highest level in this Trump administration being compromised by the Russian government while they served as US officials today, that warning has a whole new resonance. Sally, the joins us for the interview. Next..
"acting attorney general" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"Gate massacre basically what happened is that president nixon wanted watergate investigation to end he ordered the special there's a special investigator metropole cox he ordered his attorney general the fire archibald cox the attorney general refused to fire chabal cox fired his attorney general replacing with robert bork who then fired archibald cox that's what the saturday massacre was none of that has happened here he is not fire jeff sessions is not fight rosenstein his not fired any of these people so none of that is in evidence at all nonetheless democrats are very excited democrats are hoping that trump makes a big mistake they're hoping the president trump doesn't use the law enforcement methods at his disposal that he just precipitously goes and fires a bunch of people inside his own administration and then they can claim that it was obstruction so here is a congressman eric swallow who says maybe this will lead to impeachment we can hope can hope his governing the wrong country he's obstructing an investigation into his campaign where he is potentially a suspect the consequences of course our removal from office we're not helpless here okay so yes you're not going to be impeaching him okay like this is all crazy talk but i hope the democrats continue to pursue the crazy talk because it is indeed crazy sally yates you'll recall was an associate attorney she was she was the was the deputy attorney general i believe these the acting attorney general in the russian investigation after jeff sessions recused himself and she was fired when she refused to defend president from travel ban in court which is not her job she's supposed to do the bidding of the president of the united states she does work for the j while now she's on morning joe and she is claiming that the the doj has been corrupted by president trump and she claims that trump has taken his assaults to a new low but you're not think what we're saying here is the president has just taken his all out of salt on the rule of law to new level and this time he is ordering up an investigation of the investigators who were examining his own campaign here's the great irony of what she's saying there has it here's the great irony that's shocking it's terrible so let's get this straight or supposed to trust the investigators of president trump's campaign but we're not supposed to trust the.
"acting attorney general" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW
"Cam sessions announced the appointment even name acting attorney general now i think congress is going on recess pretty have to check the calendar and make a recess appointment for not for acting attorney general not rod rosenstein somebody else or maybe pull up a us attorney that he has confidence in inane them the acting attorney general while the other person's going through the nomination the confirmation process then he's got somebody who can exercise some oversight of what more is doing who is countable to and is in sync with the agenda of the president and then if that person on his own wants to either rain in bob mueller and say you can't go off on these tangents that you're going off on or he wants to firing up to the attorney general he gives to do it now they're still be political fallout people will still scream bloody murder but i think it's the proper way to do it and get some sort of control over this uncontrolled investigation because it's been going on long enough and so far what are we have we might have a lawyer that has committed some process crimes we might have paul manafort with simplisafe we might have some bank fraud wire fraud or some federal election commission violations of the attorney but nothing on trump.
"acting attorney general" Discussed on WTMA
"Is the acting attorney general respecting a very limited area he can't now used that authority to agree to give muller who doesn't have that authority expanded jurisdiction beyond the attorney general's recusals letter and yet that's exactly what's taking place third attorney general sessions limiting muller would enforce the limits intended on rosensteins letter authorization contrary to antitrump critics muller's mandate was not to get trump indict anybody who ever worked for trump muller's authority is limited to links between the russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of president trump which by the way is absurd on its face since most of the links are with the hillary campaign and the russians and the dnc and the russians and the surrogate of both in the russians this was a preposterous authorization of power to begin with but that's a footnote let me get on so any subject matter that does not concern quote unquote the campaign is a subject matter that sessions constitutionally must directly supervised over muller because that's what the appointments clause is all about this includes sessions power to notify muller and formally revoked muller's authority at any time in cases that do not concern the campaign itself and sessions can remove authority thirty two requests search warrants subpoena grand jury testimony subpoena grand jury records target individuals or issue indictments unless the subject matter is constricted to the campaign itself sessions can return power over the existing indictments to regular department of justice prosecutors as both the constitution and the statutes compel sentence can dismiss existing indictments as an excess of authority of muller's team team already infamous for acting outside their authority in the past whether it be ethical abuses or overbroad unconstitutional transportations of federal criminal law fourth sessions taking formal notice of his atari would remedy what some saw as an overbroad authorization by rosenstein what muller investigating his tooth the two thousand five tax crimes and the twenty ten bank fraud crimes and the twenty thirteen foreign agent crimes what's that rosenstein authorized muller to investigate all crimes that directly arise from the investigation as some legal critics noted there will always to problems with this interpretation of rosensteins authorization i if it could be interpreted so broadly it would make muller a defacto attorney general the united states which the appointments clause does not permit because he wasn't democratically vetted by the senate and confirmed.
"acting attorney general" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Unapologetic patriot and unapologetic constitutionalist you can reach him at eight seven seven three eight one three eight one one well we had a good time on hannity last night looks like he won the night beating rachel mad cow and everybody else in primetime cable so we want to congratulate him you know it's no easy thing for me to go on these shows it's no easy thing for me to go on these shows the reason is i'm doing this show i have levin tv there are other things i need to do you know family matters and so forth but i try to do my best tried to be a team player and do it i will be on the jesse waters show on saturday and then of course life liberty and levine on sunday but as i said there's only so many of these that i can do but if i can help and help advance the cause and push the mission i want to do that to i asked you now this is something you really need to think about bashed you a simple question which is this it's actually a simple question but it could be complicated matter rod rosenstein is the deputy attorney general the united states he is not the attorney general of the united states these are statutory positions there are not constitutional positions are created by statute rod rosenstein was confirmed as the deputy attorney general the united states not the attorney general of the united states rod rosenstein is the acting attorney general and matters related to russia when the attorney general of the united states recused himself on one matter and one matter only russia that's it no matter fridge legal team has actually raised a brilliant point which is being sloughed off by supposedly eagles which are more like legal pigeons and others and what matters legal team is saying wait a minute rod rosenstein does not have the authority the statutory authority he does not have the authority to direct and supervise mr muller for the purpose of investigating matters unrelated to russia and their point is this he's indicted our client paul manafort on matters having nothing to do with russia on tax issues whether or not he is registered as a foreign agent on other financial issues that have absolutely nothing to do with russia and mr muller here's the thirty cannot be expanded beyond russia by the deputy attorney general.