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Scott Perry Spokespersn Denies Any 'Overturning-the-Election' Talk
"Perry's spokesman Jay ostrich said the congressman denied being part of any such discussion about Ways to overturn the election I suppose Let's see Perry was present during the December 21 meeting between members of their house Arch conservative freedom caucus they write and Trump the strategize about what Congress could do to block final certification of Biden's election They're perfectly free to do that That's not a crime and the Democrats do this all the time Acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue Now this guy is a real louse In my opinion Told Senate Judiciary Committee stab Perry called him at Trump's behest on December 27th To discuss what turned out to be an Erin analysis circulating among Trump backers at the time that Pennsylvania certified vote count was higher than a number of voters who had actually cast about who cares So what And they go on Of course they cite That's a case here Cassidy hutcheson Who of course was found not to be all that of a reliable witness was she
"acting deputy attorney general richard donoghue" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"The subpoenas issued this week in Harrisburg are essentially official requests. For information or documents from federal prosecutors, who believe the information they seek will be helpful to an ongoing grand jury investigation. Said David freed the former U.S. attorney for the middle district of Pennsylvania. Says it's different from a warrant in the sense that it's not a requirement to show probable cause of a crime that's been independently reviewed by a judge, but absent a legal challenge that results in the subpoena being squashed. It does require the recipient's compliance. Pretty amazing. Should they go on after Jeffrey Clark, John eastman, he may not be a target, but he's not exactly being ignored. Scott Perry. Go on the Trump's home. They're going to Varys, state legislators. Now why are they going after various state legislature, even shaking them down for documents and information? Why are they doing Because they do not want Republican, legislators in Republican legislatures, ever. Ever. Exercising their constitutional power or even what they think might be their constitutional power. To ever again challenge a Democrat court, a Democrat governor or the so called election of a Democrat prisoner. This is all one side you never saw anything like this after 2016. Ever. Never. But this is really quite remarkable. What's taking place here? Perry's spokesman, Jay ostrich said the congressman denied being part of any such discussion about. Ways to overturn the election, I suppose. Let's see, Perry was present during the December 21 meeting between members of their house. Arch conservative freedom caucus, they write, and Trump the strategize about what Congress could do to block final certification of Biden's election. They're perfectly free to do that. That's not a crime, and the Democrats do this all the time. Acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue. Now this guy is a real louse. In my opinion. Told Senate Judiciary Committee stab Perry called him at Trump's behest on December 27th. To discuss what turned out to be an Erin analysis circulating among Trump backers at the time that Pennsylvania certified vote count was higher than a number of voters who had actually cast about who cares. So what? And they go on. Of course they cite. That's a case here Cassidy hutcheson. Who, of course, was found not to be all that of a reliable witness, was she? The Pennsylvania Republican state committee said at the time that they met the cast a conditional vote for Donald Trump and Mike Pence. Quote, we took this procedural vote to preserve any legal claims that may be presented going forward said Bernie comfort. Pennsylvania chair of the Trump campaign. This was in no way an effort to usurp a contest the will of the Pennsylvania voters. They're allowed to do that. Again, the Congress has the final say. They've said the slight of electors was appointed only to act in the event that the results of the election were lawfully overturned as far as I'm concerned. I'm quoting. Everything that was done that day by the alternate electors was done properly set forth as an alternate slate if the federal court or other courts found the Biden slate was not to be recognized. We did everything right and from what I heard and saw, they wanted to do everything in the proper way. Says Jerome. The Trump slate included a number of well-known GOP luminaries. Former congressman Lou barletta Allegheny county Republican committee chair, Sam Demarco, the third, comfort, the current vice chair of the Pennsylvania Republican state committee. Andy Reilly won a Pennsylvania members on the Republican National Committee. Pennsylvania attorney general Josh Shapiro. This is a radical left wing Democrat hack. Who's running for governor? Said in January that his investigators had looked over the Republican elector slate and felt that while the action was intentionally misleading and purposefully damaging to our democracy, they didn't believe it meant the legal standards for criminal prosecution under state law and it doesn't. Nor under federal law. So they keep calling these fake electors. And now you're learning a little bit more about how this came to be. No sitting Pennsylvania legislators were a part of the pro Trump elector slate. Though The New York Times reported last month at at least some in Trump's campaign leadership, considered most real of the Republican candidate for governor as the point person to help organize electors in Pennsylvania. Anyway, I'm going to make a crime out of that. Everything you see here is lighting a match to our history and our constitution. They are creating precedents here from a criminal investigative and potentially criminal prosecutorial perspective that has never been done in American history before, and so they are willing to do whatever they feel they need to do to get to where they want to go. Including, including this search warrant, which was a backdoor effort to try and stab Trump in the back. I'm going to keep hammering on this damn thing to the end of time. Because it's worse. It's worse than people understand. It's worse than you're being told. Luckily you're listening to me and I'm not just saying that. They were using the presidential documents or act. The records act
"acting deputy attorney general richard donoghue" Discussed on WTOP
"Bash, Alicia abelson is our producer, the top stories we're following for you tonight. Former Justice Department officials today testified about the presidential pressure put on them in the days and weeks following the November 2020 election. That was the focus of the 5th public hearing of the House select committee investigating last year's attack on the U.S. capitol. Republican committee member Liz Cheney questioned former acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue about his comments and eventual meeting with Jeffrey Clark, former president Trump's supposed choice for attorney general late in his term. One of the things that you said to mister Clark is, quote, what you are doing is nothing less than the United States Justice Department meddling in the outcome of a presidential election. And I assume you conveyed that to him as well and you're meeting that evening. Yes, in those very rewards. It was a very contentious meeting, but yes, that was said amongst other things The house panel is now taking a break until July, it has a lot of new video evidence to review and compile ahead of next month's hearings. Could the former president be indicted Jeffrey jacobovitz, a trial attorney with the firm Arnold golden Gregory in D.C., tells WTO, it's possible. I guess you could say there's been an unwritten rule at the Department of Justice to leave former presidents alone, but these facts and circumstances certainly weren't close scrutiny and you have the Georgia DA looking at this with a pile of evidence amount of evidence, including a tape where the election was being interfered with in Georgia. And you have the panel, every time there's a hearing, there's new evidence against the president that's coming out. Meantime, we're learning federal agents have searched the Virginia home of Jeffrey Clark that Trump era Justice Department official who championed efforts by then president Trump to overturn the results of the 2020 election. That, according to a person familiar with the matter, not clear, though, what investigators are looking for. In a major expansion of gun rights, the Supreme Court today struck down a New York law restricting who can get a permit to carry a gun in public. The ruling is expected to allow more people to legally carry guns on the streets of the nation's largest cities, justice clarence Thomas wrote the majority opinion. Ever since the court ruled in 2008 that there was an individual right to own a gun in the home for self defense purposes, he's wanted the court to expand on the other part of the Second Amendment, which says that you can bear arms and exactly what that means. And so he made it clear that bear arms means that people have a right to carry hand guns outside the home for self defense purposes. That is Washington Post Supreme Court reporter Robert Barnes in his dissent justice Stephen Breyer says the ruling will make it more difficult for states to take steps to limit gun violence. Now, today's high court ruling could have an impact in our area as Maryland has a so called Kerry requirement similar to New York's Maryland attorney general Brian frost says he's examining the decision to figure out its impact on the state, but he believes the ruling will result in more deaths and pain from gun violence. D.C.'s attorney general says his team is reviewing the decision, as for Virginia, a spokesperson for attorney general Jason Miller tells WTO, Virginia is concealed carry laws do not include the proper cause restriction that the Supreme Court today struck down as unconstitutional. Meantime, just across the street from the Supreme Court, the Senate is one step closer to passing a gun control bill. The Senate voted 65 to 34 to advance the bill, clearing the required 60 vote hurdle needed to overcome a potential filibuster. The bill which follows the mass shootings in Yuval di Texas and Buffalo New York includes enhanced background checks for gun buyers under 21 and funding for states to administer red flag laws. Now it's up to Senate leaders to work out an agreement on whether to hold the final vote today tonight or tomorrow. At CBS News correspondent Linda kenyon, and still ahead on WTO after traffic and weather, there is a new incentive for some federal workers to change their commute. It's
"acting deputy attorney general richard donoghue" Discussed on WTOP
"Presented by Capital One. I'm Monica rixon, New York, the Justice Department is the big focus of today's January 6th hearing. CBS Linda kenyon is in Washington. Illinois Republican representative Adam kinzinger opening the hearing saying former acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen, and former acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue, were right to refuse to bow to presidential pressure. The president can not and must not use the department to serve his own personal interests. Then president Trump had considered ousting Rosen and Donahue and replacing them instead with Trump loyalist Jeffrey Clark. A major Supreme Court decision on gun rights today. Pure CBS Steven portnoy. The ruling strikes down a New York law that said gun owners must have proper cause to get a license to carry their pistols in public. Justice clarence Thomas's opinion builds on the courts 2008 decision that the Second Amendment guarantees the right of self defense inside the home. The court now says that right extends outside the home. The three liberal justices dissented with Stephen Breyer riding the ruling has potentially deadly consequences. Juul says it's appealing a new FDA ban on its electronic cigarettes. Greg Connolly is president of the American vaping association and says removing these products could lead to more actual cigarette smoking. Do you have a product come along that is about 1% the potential harm of cigarette smoking? And they just want to ban the product entirely. What's going to happen to the existing 1 million 2 million joule users, many of whom are off of cigarettes because of Juul. In Afghanistan, the Taliban is now asking for international help after yesterday's earthquake killed at least a thousand people. CBS's Charlie dagger. An orderly line of men prepare a row of graves for the victims of the earthquake. A
"acting deputy attorney general richard donoghue" Discussed on WTOP
"Expenses. I'm Melissa Howell. Good to have you this morning. It's 9 o'clock. This is CBS News on the hour presented by Capital One bank. I'm Deborah Rodriguez, the Supreme Court is expected to close out one of its most contentious sessions in years today and tomorrow with rulings expected on several controversial issues, including abortion, a leaked draft opinion suggested justices are poised to overturn roe V wade. Dolores wise Carver with the pregnancy center in Northern Virginia hopes they do. There's a tendency to vilify the other side. And that's not it. I mean, we're here about helping each other and getting through this. Our respondent, Stacey Lynn, is in Washington. Another big decision involves the Second Amendment, and the right to carry a gun outside the home. This case centers around a New York State law that requires residents to show a proper cause. And the court will also rule on a case of a high school football coach who was told he wasn't allowed to pray on the field. He claims this violated his First Amendment rights to free speech. There's another public hearing today in the January 6th investigation. CBS is Robert Costa from Capitol Hill. Three witnesses will discuss Trump's alleged attempts to manipulate the Justice Department, former acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen, former acting Deputy Attorney General, Richard Donoghue, and former assistant attorney general Steven engel. A British filmmaker is testifying privately. He filmed 11 hours of interviews with mister Trump and his family for months before and after January 6th. Both Republicans and Democrats in Washington snubbing their noses at President Biden's bid to pause the 18 cent a gallon gas tax in Virginia, prices are at four 78, that's 63% more than a year ago. Governor Glenn youngkin requested a gas tax holiday in the state's new budget. He says the legislature rejected it and tells CBS mornings. It's roughly 26 cents a gallon. And unfortunately, our Senate, led by Democrats, said no. And I've sent the bill down three times and they've said no three times, and I don't understand why. In eastern Afghanistan, villagers rushing to bury the more than 1000 people killed in yesterday's 6 earthquake. According to Muslim tradition, they're still digging through the rubble of homes searching for survivors. Correspondent Charlie dagda
"acting deputy attorney general richard donoghue" Discussed on WTOP
"Good morning, I'm Joan Jones. And I'm John Aaron. Teddy gellman is our producer. The top story we're following those strong storms that rolled through the area have knocked out power for more than 24,000 homes and businesses in Northern Virginia. Falkirk county was hit hardest in WTO's Neil Augustine is there checking out the damage this morning. Here in the historic district of warrenton, one of those trees is on top of the general district court that sits in the middle of town at the top of the hill. This morning many roads into the historic district remain blocked, so crews can work on removing trees and replacing power lines that were pulled down when the trees fell. There were no reported injuries, the extent of the damage is still being tallied this morning. In warrenton, Neil, all I can stand up news. Now Dominion Energy says that it could take more than a day for all the affected customers in Fokker county to get their power back. There are more than 9000 dominion customers without power in the county. Also 2400 dominion customers are out in the city of Fredericksburg and 1500 customers are out in loudoun county and substantial outages are reported now in Arlington, fairfax, and Alexandria cities, as well as Pennsylvania and Stafford counties. Rappahannock electric cooperative says 2700 customers are in the dark and culpepper county and 1700 are out in fuck here county. Novek is reporting smaller outages in fall Kieran loudoun counties. Falkirk county public schools are canceling all summer school classes and other school activities today because of widespread outages. Keep it here with WTO for the latest. 6 34 now in today's public hearing of the January 6th committee, examines how former president Trump considered forcing out his acting attorney general as he sought to overturn the 2020 election results. We get the latest from WTO's Mitchell Miller today on the hill. The chair of the select committee, congressman Benny Thompson, says the hearing will show. That Donald Trump was also the driving force behind the effort to corrupt the Justice Department. This after testimony at the most recent hearing that the former president and his allies pressured state officials to alter vote counts. Among those testifying today will be former acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue. In audio released by the panel, he made it clear he would step down if Trump replaced acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen with Jeff Clark, an environmental lawyer who supported efforts to overturn the election. There is no way I'm serving one minute under this guy, Jeff Clark. Donahue also warned of mass resignations at the Justice Department. On Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller WTO. The hearing begins at three, this afternoon, you can listen to it live at WTO P dot com. A not guilty plea from the California man accused of traveling to Montgomery county with a plan to kill Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. 26 year old Nicholas Rossi entered that plea yesterday in a federal courtroom in greenbelt. He was arrested outside Kavanaugh's home earlier this month armed with a gun a knife and burglary tools shortly after his arrival there Rossi called 9-1-1 saying he was having suicidal thoughts and had a gun. Officers then took him into custody. He's told investigators he was upset about the leaked Supreme Court draft decision in an abortion case and about the recent school shooting a new baldy Texas. In Texas, the Yuval school districts police chief has now on administrative leave following allegations that he aired in his response to the mass shooting at rob elementary school that killed 19 students in two teachers. The head of the Texas Department of Public Safety told state lawmakers earlier this week, the chief of Pete arundo made what he called terrible decisions as that massacre unfolded and that police response was in his words an abject failure. Armed officers waited in a school hallway for more than an hour while the gunman carried out the massacre inside a classroom. A major earthquake is killed more than a thousand people in Afghanistan, another 1500 were injured when the quake struck the southeastern part of the country near the Pakistan border. A charity group working in the region has told WTO it's already started trying to assist those affected by the quake. The Kumar foundation has a detailed plan for helping the victims. Number one to provide them warm meals and water to immediately they can have something to eat. And then we want to give them food packs for their families. Rama Tula ruse is CEO of that foundation, which operates in the affected areas. And then we will be providing them with hygiene materials, baby milk formulas, hygiene for women. And then we will be planning even to rebuild some of the houses because how is the extremely cheap with $2000 you can build the entire house. And he says they're going to go further than just the
"acting deputy attorney general richard donoghue" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing
"Presented by Amazon. Hey, good morning. Playbook or something to fall in, it's Monday. We'll tell you what to expect from day two of the January 6th committee hearing. It's your Politico plea book daily briefing. Just before two 30 a.m. on November 4th 2020, then president Donald Trump went before a group of supporters at The White House and prematurely declared victory over Joe Biden and an election he ultimately lost. Today at 10 a.m., that moment and the avalanche of lies about the election that followed will be front and center as the House committee investigating the January 6th attack. One, highlights the origins of the big lie about the 2020 election. Two, show us how it spread and three attempts to prove that in the weeks and months following election day, even as Trump continued to falsely claim that he'd actually won, he privately knew he'd lost, and that his public consistence otherwise led to the insurrection. Here's what will go down in today's big hearing. First up, the logistics. Chair Betty Thompson will help the hearing. The representatives of lofgren will play a quote key role in presentations per committee aids. Unlike what we saw Thursday night, today will be a more traditional congressional hearing, with two separate panels of witnesses testifying. The first panel has just two witnesses Bill stepien, Trump's 2020 campaign manager, whose participation was a surprise when announced Sunday, and two, Chris stirewalt, the former political editor at Fox News, who defended the network's decision to call Arizona for Biden before its competitors did, and was fired by the company in January 2021. Fox's maintained that his dismissal was part of a corporate restructuring. The two big questions here at stepping a friendly or hostile witness. Some observers have speculated that because he's appearing under subpoena, stepien might not be a friendly witness for the committee. But as Politico's calcium notes in today's playbook, if you really didn't want to testify, stepien could have sued to block or at least delay his testimony, like other Trump allies have, and quote, existence of a subpoena doesn't necessarily mean a witness is resistant, as we just saw with the filmmaker Nick quest that's testimony last Thursday. The other big question what will step in reveal Luke broadwater and Maggie haberman from The New York Times report that stepien was, quote, present for key conversations about what the data showed about mister Trump's chances of succeeding in an effort to win swing states, beginning on election night, and part of a November summoned the meeting after a cascade of news outlets called the election for Biden and would stepien told, quote, Trump of the exceedingly low odds of success with this challenge is interesting tidbit here. Stepien is an adviser to Harriet eigen, the Trump act candidate aiming to oust committee vice chair Liz Cheney in her Wyoming GOP primary. One thing you can count on today, whatever stepien has to say is sure to take over the news cycle and depending on what he says earn him Trump's ire. The second panel has three witnesses, Benjamin Ginsberg, a renowned Republican election lawyer who helped craft the GOP's Florida recount strategy in the 2000 election between Al Gore and George W. Bush, BJ pock, a former U.S. attorney based in north Georgia, who is pressured by Trump to pursue bogus election fraud allegations in the state following the 2020 election and resigned in January 2021 after learning Trump intended to fire him in Al Schmidt, a former Republican city commissioner in Philadelphia, who was on the board that oversaw the city's elections and whom Trump falsely accused of refusing quote to look at the mountain of corruption and dishonesty. A committee ate on Sunday Night, said what to expect from their testimony. Quote, we're going to hear testimony from government officials who are the ones who looked for the fraud, and about how the effort to uncover these beasts allegations, or no fruit. Simply, the fraud that they were looking for didn't exist, and the former president was told that, again and again, claims were baseless, but he continued to repeat them anyway. Looking ahead to Wednesday's committee hearing, it'll focus on efforts by Trump and his allies to pressure the Department of Justice into overturning the presidential election results. Among the expected witnesses, former acting attorney general, Jeffrey Rosen, former acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue, and former head of the office of legal counsel, Steve engel. Here's what's up in Washington today starting with The White House at 1110 a.m. eastern. The president will depart Wilmington Delaware, arriving back to The White House in 1205, at 2 p.m., president Joe Biden will sign into law the creation of a commission to study a national museum of Asian Pacific American history and culture, with vice president Kamala Harris delivering remarks. Press secretary queen Jean Pierre would prove it 3 p.m.. The house will meet at noon with votes of postponed until 6 30, the January 6th committee will hold its second public hearing at 10 a.m. the Senate will meet at 3 p.m. to take up the honoring our promise to address comprehensive toxics act with the vote on the amendment at 5 30 p.m.. All right, for more news, what's breaking in D.C. right now, subscribe to the playbook newsletter. That's at Politico dot com slash playbook. Our music is composed by the mysterious breakmaster cylinder. I'm ragu mandelin, have a good week. We'll see you first thing. Tomorrow morning. Only 23% of workers have access to paid parental leave. 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