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"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

08:16 min | 6 months ago

"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

"This is CNN breaking news. I will let her in the situation situation room. And we're following breaking news just two days after the Senate voted to acquit president trump on two articles of impeachment. Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Veneman National Security Security Council officials who testified against the president during the impeachment hearings has been fired from his job over at the White House Vin bins brother. Eugene an attorney at the National Security Council was also fired from his White House. Physician off speak with the Democratic Congressman. Roque Connie's a member of the House oversight and armed services assists committees and our correspondents analysts will have full coverage of the day's top stories. First let's go to our chief White House correspondent. Jim Acosta Jim. The president has been fuming. Donovan Vincent apparently ever since he testified and the president is making it clear tonight wolf that he is seeking retribution after this impeachment fight and it seems the first on his list is a lieutenant. Colonel Alexander Vinson of the national security official was fired by the White House. He was scored off the grounds of the White House earlier today according according to his lawyer Ambassador David Pressman. We have a statement we can put up on screen From pressman about what happened to his client Alexander Vitamin it says there is no question question in the mind at any American. Why this job is over? Why this country now has one less serving it? One less soldier serving it at the White House. Lieutenant Colonel. Vin was asked to leave. Leave for telling. The truth is honor his commitment to write frightened the powerful The other thing we can point out in this In this statement from his attorney Wolf it goes on to say That essentially that the president here has decided to exact revenge Earlier in the day the president was asked about Some some speculation Reports that were coming out that then was on his way out here at the White House and the president of all but confirmed those reports. Here's what he had to say earlier today. Why isn't it? Would you like to see Alexander out of your White House. You Want Allauddin while I'm not happy with them. You're supposed to be happy with it. I'm not They'll make that decision you'll be hearing. They'll make a decision and of course we all remember during the impeachment inquiry when Alexander van men testified in front of the House and said In this country right matters That testimony obviously got under the president's skin For weeks he was going off on women and other administration. Staffers who were testifying in the impeachment query as never trumpers There were some allies. The president up on Capitol Hill as we all recall who were questioning Lieutenant Colonels Vitamins patriotism. That was met with a lot of criticism. At that time. We should also note at this hour wolf That there's other talk inside the white. How's about a house a house cleaning earlier today It was asked of the president whether or not he had his sights set on his acting. Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney. Any weather mulvaney might be on his way out. There had been some talk for weeks now that after this impeachment inquiry was over that perhaps mulvaney would be out the door but no the president visited said that is not the case. I talked to a senior administration official earlier today. WHO said quote all as well With Mick Mulvaney and that reports of his demise have been greatly lately exaggerated But at the same time we'll if there is talk about bringing in an outsider as per perhaps a new counselor to the president perhaps a new adviser to the President and that what is the North Carolina Republican Mark Meadows told by a couple of administration officials earlier today. That meadows may be coming into the White House. Just not in that Chief of staff role. You'll see what does the White House saying about the fact that Vin Men Alexander Vitamin Lieutenant. Colonel Vincent who's fired also is twin brother. A JAG officer. US Army officer a lawyer working at the National Security Council was also removed. That's right both of these brothers. Were abruptly fired today and the White House for now is is is silent on this matter. All the White House will say at this. Point is that they don't comment on personnel issues of it obviously raises the question Wolf whether or not the president. It himself ordered the firing of these two brothers retaliation against Alexander Vitamin for testifying during this impeachment inquiry. Obviously this is not the the first administration official to feel the heat from this White House. Of course there's the former Ukrainian Ambassador Maria Vich who was essentially forced out According waiting to house Democrats because she was standing in the way of the president's a scheme to exchange military assistance with the Ukrainians of for dirt on former vice president as an Joe Biden and wolf. Obviously this is also going to spark debate. Raise the debate once again here in Washington as to whether or not the president has learned anything from this impeachment. Saga Susan Collins is one Republican senator. Who was saying earlier this week that she believes the president learned something? Learned a lesson in all of this But perhaps the lesson that the president has learned wolf after this entire impeachment. Saga is now over Is that He can get away with. What do you got away with and that he can seek retaliation allegation against people who were testifying against him During those hearings up on Capitol Hill. But we're waiting to find out whether or not the president has more to say in all of this He's a arriving having at the White House just now after an event earlier today down in Charlotte North Carolina. We'll see what if anything he says. All Right Jim Acosta at the White House thank you. Let's go to Capitol Hill Right now. The Maharaja laws you has been getting congressional reaction to Lieutenant Colonel Vitamins. Firing amount of what are you hearing. Democrats are just starting to react now. This of course happened in the past hour. Most I congress has gone for the weekend but some statements are starting to come out one from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Chairman Eliot Engel. Who was part of that impeachment inquiry in the House he issued a statement that says this is shameful of course but this is also what we should now expect from an impeached president? Whose Party has decided that? He's above the law and accountable to no one in any senators who voted to keep trump in office thinking. He has learned his lesson. Must Answer for this and for whatever parade of abuses abuses. We see in the future now as word was spilling out earlier today that women could be fired. Democrats were already reacting clean. The House Judiciary Committee chairman told reporters reporters just off the House floor. That this subversion of justice and Nancy Pelosi told reporters that she'd be stunned at the president took that step. We'll see how she responds now. Now at the hearing that vitamin participated in before the House Intelligence Committee. He raised serious concerns about the president's phone call with Ukrainian President Zilenski and also was asked about retribution. that he may face and he said it was nothing like the retribution. His family faced when they were in the Soviet Union. Dad I'm sitting here today in the. US Capitol talking to our elected professionals. Talking to our elected professionals is proof that you made the right decision forty years ago to leave the Soviet Union come here to the United States of America in search of a better life for our family. Do not worry I will be fine for telling the truth. Now we're still waiting to see how Republicans react if any and as Jim was noting our number of Republicans who have mentioned that they believe. The president has learned some lessons from all of this. I talked with several of them this week. WHO said they hope that the president has realized that he can't cross a line anymore? Everyone from Rob Portman of Ohio to Susan Collins of Maine Lisa Lisa Murkowski of Alaska others including Senate majority whip. John Thune also said the president. They hope the president's taken something away from this. The only person who reacts so far earlier today with Susan in college he was asked by reporters before firing about the prospects of his removal. She says obviously be concerned about that. But we'll see if there's any more reaction from the president's own party in the aftermath of decision to apparently retaliate against his key witness. Okay Mono thank you montage up on Capitol Hill and other key impeachment witness Bill Taylor under the former top US diplomat in Ukraine toll. CNN's Jake Tapper. That he was deeply worried about smears against lieutenant. Colonel Vincent and Others Watch this. Does it bother you when you see like how Rudy Giuliani was out there. SMEARING IANOVICH and the the dual loyalties smears against Lieutenant Colonel Van and men who you know and I assume you.

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"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

04:37 min | 6 months ago

"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Shay Stevens. President trump is looking ahead to his reelection bid after being acquitted it of two articles of impeachment during the White House. Victory ceremony trump again. Insisted he's been the victim of unfair investigations and it never really stopped We've been going right through this now. For over three years it was evil. It was corrupted was dirty cops it was leakers and liars. Then this should never ever happen to another president. Trump says. He became a target as soon as he announced he was running for president. The former ambassador ambassador to Ukraine says she stands by her testimony during hearings on the house impeachment inquiry as NPR's Michele Keleman reports. The diplomat also has a dire warning for Americans Americans in an OP. Ed Piece published yesterday. three-time Ambassador Maria Vich was recalled from her post in Ukraine after facing what she describes as a disinformation nations campaign recently retired from the foreign service she writes in The Washington Post that she's been shocked by the storm of criticism. She's face for testifying but she says she has has no regrets. Ivanovich says it is the American way to speak up about wrongdoing adding quote we must not allow the United States to become a country. Where standing up up to our government is a dangerous act? She accuses the trump administration of undermining democratic institutions and leaving public servants without support Michele Kelemen NPR news. The State Department. The trump administration has finalized plans to allow drilling and mining on public lands and Utah. NPR's Kirk siegler reports forced the Proposals Rollback Obama era protections for sites near two large national monuments. These plans stemmed from a presidential order in two thousand seventeen that cut the grand staircase National Monument in half and reduce the bears years National Monument from one point three million acres two hundred thousand acres tribes and conservation group sued arguing. That only Congress has this authority Josh. Hewing heads the bluff Utah based friends of Cedar Mesa. If you can do this at bears years you can do it just about anywhere where else you can roll back protections for really special important places conservationists say these management plans should be on hold until the courts way in Kirk Siegler. NPR renews a suspected Gunman Accused of killing twenty two people and injuring two dozen others last year. At an El Paso Walmart will face federal hate crimes charges. This police say twenty year old. Patrick Crusius told officers he was targeting Mexicans. Federal prosecutors say they'll consult with defense attorneys and the victims families before for deciding whether they'll pursue the death penalty crews already faces the possibility of capital punishment if convicted of state murder charges on Asia market. This year closed mostly lower today. Following a delay in the release of China's trade data shares rose a fraction in Shanghai this is NPR news off a powerful winter storm blamed for at least four deaths in the southeast is expected to bring a wintry mix two parts of the Northeast and New England beginning today. Virginia's Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency yesterday following hundreds of rescues and flooded southern counties a plane that's Gary. Americans rescued from from the epicenter of the Corona virus. Outbreak in China is expected to land today in San Antonio Texas as Carson Frame Texas public radio reports it's one one of several government chartered flights bringing. US evacuees home from Wuhan. More than five hundred American evacuees have already landed in the. US Lackland Air Force. Space is preparing for its first planeload captain Jennifer mcquilkin of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The passengers will stop at California's Travis. Air Force Base before they land in San Antonio anyone who's showing any symptoms or of illness at that time we'll be kept at Travis Air Force Base so it's actually very unlikely that on the flight that lands here there will be somebody with active signs of illness wants the passengers arrive stateside. They'll be moved to lackland on a privately contacted plane. They'll then be quarantined for about two weeks leaks at a hotel complex on the base for NPR news. I'm Carson frame in San Antonio Whistle Blower who issued a warning about corona virus before it was officially recognized in in December has died from the disease Dr Lee when Leon was reprimanded for spreading rumors after alerting group of colleagues about a case of Acute Respiratory Syndrome Syndrome. Chinese government has now confirmed more than thirty one thousand corona virus cases including six hundred. Thirty six deaths. This is N._p._R. News..

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"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on The Daily Beans

The Daily Beans

04:45 min | 6 months ago

"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on The Daily Beans

"Eighty four minutes or something. Eighty four minutes at the DC downtown hotel by fruman of all people and walked out with an eighty four minute tape of him or you know recording tape. I'm so eighties Gosh got a cassette broiler here with my walkman and and so again you take this track record of WHO. Who Do you think is better at knowing what to classify? And what not out to classify Bolton or the trump administration and it to me. The answer is obvious and clear. There are just a Lotta lies coming out of the White House on this An- another thing thing that happened. Today Eliot Engel issued a statement saying he had a phone call with John Bolton last year in which Bolton told him unprompted that the committee should look into the firing of Ambassador Ambassador ianovich quote president. Trump is wrong That Bolton didn't say anything about the trump Ukraine scandal at the time. The president fired him. Because that's one of his defenses quo Going back to the letter. How he said something to me? On September nineteenth. Shortly after Bolton's departures nestles national security adviser. My staff reached out to him at my request I've known Ambassador Bolton for years we've had a cordial and respectful relationship and I wanted to thank him for his service and I also wanted to ask if he would talk to the Foreign Affairs Committee as former Secretary of state REX. Tillerson did to aid our general oversight efforts in the US in US foreign policy and Because Eliot Engel is the chair of that committee He goes goes on to say he and I spoke by telephone. September twenty third on that call Ambassador Bolton suggested to me unprompted that the committee look into the recall of Ambassador Maria Vich. He strongly implied that something improper had occurred around her removal as our top diplomat. In kief at the time I said nothing publicly about what was a private the conversation but because this detail was relevant to Foreign Affairs Intelligence and Oversight Committee's investigations into this matter. I informed my investigative colleagues. It was one of the reasons we wished to hear from ambassador. Bolton under oath in a formal setting ambassador Bolton has made clear over the last few months that he has it has more to say on this issue and now that the president has called his credibility into question. It's important to set the record straight. It's telling that of all people. John Bolton is now that it's telling that of all people John Bolton is now the target of right wing ir it underscores just how important it is that the Senate Subpoena Ambassador Bolton as a witness so that that happened today with Eliot Engel and also today Parnasse got permission for he and his lawyer Bondi. Joseph Bondi Handy to be present in the Senate Gallery for the. US trial the impeachment trial today. U S District Judge J.. Paul oaken wrote quote on consent of the government. The request quest for a modification of the terms of pretrial release to allow travel to and from Washington DC on January twenty nine. Th Two thousand twenty is granted to the extent that it seeks the removal of the GPS es monitoring device. The request is denied. So that you can't take your ankle jewelry off but yet you can go and in a related story. The Tampa Obey Times reported last night that at the same time at that same dinner in April thirtieth twenty eighteen the one where trump discussed the ouster of Maria Voinovich get river takeout route. They also discussed Florida. Senator Rick Scott about halfway through the conversation is when it happened and Parnasse mentioned. He lived in Florida. Prompting trump to ask how Rick Scott was doing in his bid for Senate. I think governor at the time and Parnell then repeatedly referred to the campaign of Rick Scott as we saying. It's going to be close but we're going to pull it out out and we're doing a fundraiser. For Scott in May and he mentioned having lunch with Pam Bondi. That's former Florida attorney. General that took twenty five thousand dollar contribution from trump and eventually shut down the fraud investigation into trump university and who is now on his legal team and Fruman donated fifty four hundred dollars to Scott. What Rick Scott? By the way along with another fifteen thousand to Scott's SUPERPAC the Rick Scott Victory Fund Fruman Per Nassir under indictment for funneling foreign foreign money into US campaigns. So that's something to keep in mind as as we add something to frame this whole discussion about Rick Scott and we're gonNA pull it out. I think we're GONNA win with and Scott ended up donating that money to charity after finding out about the indictment of freemen and Parnasse and spokesman for Rick Scott says he doesn't isn't recollect meeting Parnassus and that he had no involvement Parnasse had no involvement with his campaign for Senate. Of course there are photos. Rick Scott and I I don't think there's any Republicans in the history of the universe that our NAS doesn't have photos with to be honest. We do have a lot more news to get to so stick with us. We'll be right right.

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"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on No Agenda

No Agenda

09:38 min | 6 months ago

"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on No Agenda

"From the It's the the the net. What is what is called again? The net assessment the office of net assessment. You've I've heard of this the office of Neta Cessna it's It's a Pentagon thing. Wait until you learn about what this this fantastic Senator Chuck Grassley Grassley has expanded his investigation into the Department of Defense's Office of net assessment. The office was supposed to be a unique futuristic. Think tank reporting directly to to the Secretary of defense but Grassley in his January twenty. Second Letter noted the office may have become a part of the deep state the asks if the office awarded Contracts Stephon Helper who hired the Russian intelligence officer who contributed to the now discredited trump dossier to dig into this obscure office whistle blower Adam Levinger in his exclusive interview talks to us about how it has become a slush fund for Washington's politically connected. There was some very deliberate deliberate thinking that went into the placement of the office that this had to be. The Secretary of defense is think tank to advise him on a difficult. Strategic Challenges callenges the often at assessment produced note and assessments to inform our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and has produced no net assessment on Iran for example and so truly when you look at the range of threats to the United States the office is actually avoided all those and what what Senator Grassley has revealed in his letter. Is it's really a two part problem. One is at the office. Derelict in its duty. Its primary duty to produce these high level strategies known as net assessments. And secondly what has it become it's become is a slush fund for politically connected contractors the contracting system and the opposite is utterly broke the contractors chosen or not chosen for their ability to contribute to net assessments which is really the reason why they should be chosen chosen because they're the friends of the leadership in that assessment the office. Unfortunately I mean the leadership wasn't placed put in place by President Obama Leans leftward. It's an office that historically downplayed the strategic threats posed to the United States sirs. So so we've got the National Security Council filled with people who hate trump Tom. We've got the The Pentagon with paying This was it the professor who was part of the whole sting operation. And just make it crazy. I don't know. Do you WanNa play one of your left Parnasse clips you had an ABC thing and then we can almost be done here. Let's play the left harnessed guy I want to mention this year. They they They make a big. They tried to dramatize effect that trump said I never met donahue. This guy is as if everybody that ever has a picture taken with trump. I could have had a picture taken with trump and trump could honestly honestly say because you you can get a picture taken with trump if you're in the right circumstance and you'll take your picture and Neil you get a picture doesn't mean he knows you or ever be the you know the the problem is they're spinning it because now there's this video where you actually hear Parnasse say something and respond right right but I mean so they're spending. I know what they're doing but I don't think they're even spinning. I think they're dramatizing it. That's a better way. So let's start with impeach. ABC goes after trump. Outlive outlives a brand new phase of the president's impeachment trial underway in Washington and tonight new developments in a story. ABC News was first to report tonight audio and now video video president trump at a small gathering with Rudy Giuliani. Associate left part ASEAN here and others recently indicted for campaign. Finance fraud is someone. The President President has repeatedly denied knowing on the recording of voice sounding like the president's orders removal of Ukraine ambassador. Maria you'll Banovic same. Take her out sources familiar with the recording. Say It's from a trump hotel private dinner in the spring of twenty eighteen. ABC's David Right at the White House tonight. Starting US off president. Thank you for being here. April two thousand eighteen. President Trump arrives at a private dinner at the trump international hotel. Don Jr. is there a show is indicted rudy. Giuliani associate lead Parnasse. And there's the place set for the president on the tape of voice identified as has parnasse can be heard telling trump that the ambassador to Ukraine was bad mouthing. Had she's basically walk around telling everybody wait. He's GonNa get impeached just this way out to take her out to would. President trump has repeatedly said. He doesn't know Parnasse. I am too but on the tape. They talk in detail about Ukraine Russian without without relying on lead partners to get rid of your ambassador but I have a lot of people speaking to Fox News. The president did not question the authenticity of the tape. Get rid of her. The State Department. I wouldn't have been saying that I probably would have said it was rudy. There are somebody but I make no bones about it. I WANNA have ambassadors. I have every right. I want ambassadors ambassadors. That are chosen by me. I have a right to hire and fire. Ambassadors the recall of Ambassador Maria vich features prominently in the Democrats case this against the president. Yeah what's funny about this any if you look it up on even snow pts has this. Is that trump. Fired heard all the ambassadors when he first got into office they didn't know leave but yes she didn't leave. Jesse refused to go upstairs day in here and so nobody ever even brings that up. I mean it wasn't as though you know you're right because the dramatization is perfect. We have the president saying well. I don't I don't think I've ever. I spoke to him and clearly damning evidence at a a meet up. Meet up and I don't want to degrade our meet up because our meet ups really really fantastic fantastic. But you will remember won't remember everybody's name no play trump. This is part two of that clip or David Right joins us now live from the White House. David there's no evidence of anything illegal on this tape which was recorded on the phone by another EDYTA Giuliani associate. Both men have pleaded not guilty fifty two charges but David Democrats believe this bolsters their case they do tom for two reasons first. It shows that despite his efforts to distance himself the President President had firsthand knowledge of at least some of the work being done in Ukraine by Giuliani and his associates. Also it's suggests there may well be other material out there that we haven't seen yet relevant to the impeachment. Yes there's all kinds of material that may be out there. They use indicted dated this guy. Oh yeah the indicted. What what does that become something? That's that's kosher. Well how about just saying the not yet indicted John Doran. I mean that's perfectly you say that the not yet indicted Adam Curry. You must've said about everybody. Well I'm going to just as bad it's really a bad. It's bad form. I am the not get indicted. Adam Curry I just WANNA make sure everybody knows not yet so left. Parnassus is of course the character. That is very interesting keeper I think nails it by saying oh is the new avenue Adi thinks she's right although this one belongs more to msnbc then to also was a superstar hero. He's going to run for president. And you know this guy starts off indicted quite ebonite but check this out. George Webb investigative journalist George Webb. WHO does fantastic work? I always went. How the guy makes his money all he travels all over these all over the US mainly but he's an international? He does forty five minutes of video a day. It's impossible to keep up with him but he's down in Florida or at least he was on the twenty second when he shot this pulled the clip. And he's right across from the afghan-pakistani Costano Center of excellence which is right by the base there and of course it's a it's a spook training operation and he has some interesting connections to that and others and left part US thing here very close To try to get as much information as we can especially about this center that was established called the Afghan Pakistan Center of. Excellence the half pack center of Excellence or COE. And that's going to become come very important in Centcom recruiting a private set of DIA informants. That are used and were used politically. The and it has been used politically at least since two thousand twelve the AFC pack. Coe was established in two thousand nine one of the key directors was a guy named Derek carvey and he is the handler and recruiter of left. Parnasse he is.

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"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on No Agenda

No Agenda

09:37 min | 6 months ago

"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on No Agenda

"From the It's the the the net. What is what is called again? The net assessment the office of net assessment. You've I've heard of this the office of Neta Cessna it's It's a Pentagon thing. Wait until you learn about what this this fantastic Senator Chuck Grassley Grassley has expanded his investigation into the Department of Defense's office of net assessment. The office was supposed to be a unique futuristic. Think tank reporting directly to to the Secretary of defense but Grassley in his January twenty. Second Letter noted the office may have become a part of the deep state the asks if the office awarded Contracts Stephon Helper who hired the Russian intelligence officer who contributed to the now discredited trump dossier to dig into this obscure office whistle blower Adam Levinger in his exclusive interview talks to us about how it has become a slush fund for Washington's politically connected. There was some very deliberate deliberate thinking that went into the placement of the office that this had to be. The Secretary of defense is think tank to advise him on a difficult. Strategic Challenges callenges the often at assessment produced note and assessments to inform our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and has produced no net assessment on Iran for example and so truly when you look at the range of threats to the United States the office is actually avoided all those and what what Senator Grassley has revealed in his letter. Is it's really a two part problem. One is at the office. Derelict in its duty. Its primary duty to produce these high level strategies known as net assessments. And secondly what has it become it's become is a slush fund for politically connected contractors the contracting system and the opposite is utterly broke the contractors chosen or not chosen for their ability to contribute to net assessments which is really the reason why they should be chosen chosen because they're the friends of the leadership in that assessment the office. Unfortunately I mean the leadership wasn't placed put in place by President Obama Leans leftward. It's an office that historically downplayed the strategic threats posed to the United States sirs. So so we've got the National Security Council filled with people who hate trump Tom. We've got the The Pentagon with paying and this was it the professor who was part of the whole sting operation. And just make it crazy. I don't know. Do you WanNa play one of your left Parnasse clips you had an ABC thing and then we can almost be done here. Let's play the left harnessed guy I want to mention this year. They they They make a big. They tried to dramatize effect that trump's I never met donahue. This guy is as if everybody that ever has a picture taken with trump. I could have had a picture taken with trump and trump could honestly honestly say because you you can get a picture taken with trump if you're in the right circumstance and you'll take your picture and Neil you get a picture doesn't mean he knows you or ever be the you know the the problem is they're spinning it because now there's this video where you actually hear Parnasse say something and respond right right but I mean so they're spending. I know what they're doing but I don't think they're even spinning. I think they're dramatizing it. That's a better way. So let's start with impeach. ABC goes after trump. Outlive outlives a brand new phase of the president's impeachment trial underway in Washington and tonight new developments in a story. ABC News was first to report tonight audio and now video video. President trump at a small gathering with Rudy Giuliani. Associate left part. is you see him here. And others recently indicted for campaign. Finance fraud is someone. The President President has repeatedly denied knowing on the recording of voice sounding like the president's orders removal of Ukraine ambassador. Maria you'll Banovic same. Take her out sources familiar with the recording. Say It's from a trump hotel private dinner in the spring of twenty eighteen. ABC's David Right at the White House tonight. Starting US off president. Thank you for being here. April two thousand eighteen. President Trump arrives at a private dinner at the trump international hotel. Don Jr. is there a show is indicted rudy. Giuliani associate lead Parnasse. And there's the place set for the president on the tape of voice identified as has parnasse can be heard telling trump that the ambassador to Ukraine was bad mouthing. Had she's basically walk around telling everybody wait. He's GonNa get impeached just this way out to take her out to would. President trump has repeatedly said. He doesn't know Parnasse. I am too but on the tape. They talk in detail about Ukraine Russian without without relying on lead partners to get rid of your ambassador but I have a lot of people speaking to Fox News. The president did not question the authenticity of the tape to get rid of her. The State Department. I wouldn't have been saying that I probably would have said it was rudy. There are somebody but I make no bones about it. I WANNA have ambassadors. I have every right. I want ambassadors ambassadors. That are chosen by me. I have a right to hire and fire. Ambassadors the recall of Ambassador Maria vich features prominently in the Democrats case this against the president. Yeah what's funny about this any if you look it up on even snow pts has this. Is that trump. Fired heard all the ambassadors when he first got into office they didn't know leave but yes she didn't leave. Jesse refused to go upstairs day in here and so nobody ever even brings that up. I mean it wasn't as though you know you're right because the dramatization is perfect. We have the president saying well. I don't I don't think I've ever. I spoke to him and clearly damning evidence at a a meet up. MEET UP I don't want to degrade our meet up because our meet ups really fantastic fantastic but you will remember won't remember everybody's name no play trump. This is part two of that clip or David Right joins us now live from the White House David. There's no evidence of anything illegal on this tape. which was recorded on the phone by another EDYTA GIULIANI associate? Both men have pleaded not guilty fifty two charges but David Democrats believe this bolsters their case they do tom for two reasons first. It shows that despite his efforts to distance himself the President President had firsthand knowledge of at least some of the work being done in Ukraine by Giuliani and his associates. Also it's suggests there may well be other material out there that we haven't seen yet relevant to the impeachment. Yes there's all kinds of material that may be out there. They use indicted dated this guy. Oh yeah the indicted. What what does that become something? That's that's kosher. Well how about just saying the not yet indicted John Doran. I mean that's perfectly you say that the not yet indicted Adam Curry. You must've said about everybody. Well I'm going to just as bad it's really a bad. It's bad form. I am the not get indicted. Adam Curry I just WANNA make sure everybody knows not yet so left. Parnassus is of course the character. That is very interesting keeper I think nails it by saying Oh is the new of Nadi I think she's right although this one belongs more to MSNBC then to also was a superstar hero. He's going to run for president. And you know this guy starts off indicted quite ebonite but check this out. George Webb investigative journalist George Webb. WHO does fantastic work? I always went. How the guy makes his money all he travels all over these all over the US mainly but he's an international? He does forty five minutes of video a day. It's impossible to keep up with him but he's down in Florida or at least he was on the twenty second when he shot this pulled the clip. And he's right across from the afghan-pakistani Costano Center of excellence which is right by the base there and of course it's a it's a spook training operation and he has some interesting connections to that and others and left part US thing here very close To try to get as much information as we can especially about this center that was established called the Afghan Pakistan Center of. Excellence the half pack center of Excellence or COE. and that's going to become come very important in Centcom recruiting a private set of DIA informants. That are used and were used politically. The and it has been used politically at least since two thousand twelve the AFC pack. Coe was established in two thousand nine one of the key directors was a guy named Derek carvey and he is the handler and recruiter of left. Parnasse.

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"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on No Agenda

No Agenda

09:36 min | 6 months ago

"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on No Agenda

"From the It's the the the net. What is what is called again? The net assessment the office of net assessment. You've I've heard of this the office of Neta Cessna it's It's a Pentagon thing. Wait until you learn about what this this fantastic Senator Chuck Grassley Grassley has expanded his investigation into the Department of Defense's Office of net assessment. The office was supposed to be a unique futuristic. Think tank reporting directly to to the Secretary of defense but Grassley in his January twenty. Second Letter noted the office may have become a part of the deep state the asks if the office awarded Contracts Stephon Helper who hired the Russian intelligence officer who contributed to the now discredited trump dossier to dig into this obscure office whistle blower Adam Levinger in his exclusive interview talks to us about how it has become a slush fund for Washington's politically connected. There was some very deliberate deliberate thinking that went into the placement of the office that this had to be. The Secretary of defense is think tank to advise him on a difficult. Strategic Challenges callenges the often at assessment produced note and assessments to inform our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and has produced no net assessment on Iran for example and so truly when you look at the range of threats to the United States the office is actually avoided all those and what what Senator Grassley has revealed in his letter. Is it's really a two part problem. One is at the office. Derelict in its duty. Its primary duty to produce these high level strategies known as net assessments. And secondly what has it become it's become is a slush fund for politically connected contractors the contracting system and the opposite is utterly broke the contractors chosen or not chosen for their ability to contribute to net assessments which is really the reason why they should be chosen chosen because they're the friends of the leadership in that assessment the office. Unfortunately I mean the leadership wasn't placed put in place by President Obama Leans leftward. It's an office that historically downplayed the strategic threats posed to the United States sirs. So so we've got the National Security Council filled with people who hate trump Tom. We've got the The Pentagon with paying This was it the professor who was part of the whole sting operation. And just make it crazy. I don't know. Do you WanNa play one of your left Parnasse clips you had an ABC thing and then we can almost be done here. Let's play the left harnessed guy I want to mention this year. They they They make a big. They tried to dramatize effect that trump said I never met donahue. This guy is as if everybody that ever has a picture taken with trump. I could have had a picture taken with trump and trump could honestly honestly say because you you can get a picture taken with trump if you're in the right circumstance and you'll take your picture and Neil you get a picture doesn't mean he knows you or ever be the you know the the problem is they're spinning it because now there's this video where you actually hear Parnasse say something and respond right right but I mean so they're spending. I know what they're doing but I don't think they're even spinning. I think they're dramatizing it. That's a better way. So let's start with impeach. ABC goes after trump. Outlive outlives a brand new phase of the president's impeachment trial underway in Washington and tonight new developments in a story. ABC News was first to report tonight audio and now video video. President trump at a small gathering with Rudy Giuliani. Associate left part. is you see him here. And others recently indicted for campaign. Finance fraud is someone. The President President has repeatedly denied knowing on the recording of voice sounding like the president's orders removal of Ukraine ambassador. Maria you'll Banovic same. Take her out sources familiar with the recording. Say It's from a trump hotel private dinner in the spring of twenty eighteen. ABC's David Right at the White House tonight. Starting US off president. Thank you for being here. April two thousand eighteen president trump for rives at a private dinner at the trump international hotel. Don Jr. is there a show is indicted rudy. Giuliani associate lead Parnasse. And there's the place set for the president on the tape of voice identified as has parnasse can be heard telling trump that the ambassador to Ukraine was bad mouthing. Had she's basically walk around telling everybody wait. He's GonNa get impeached just this way out to take her out to would. President trump has repeatedly said. He doesn't know Parnasse. I am too but on the tape. They talk in detail about Ukraine Russian without without relying on lead partners to get rid of your ambassador but I have a lot of people speaking to Fox News. The president did not question the authenticity of the tape. Get rid of her. The State Department. I wouldn't have been saying that I probably would have said it was rudy. There are somebody but I make no bones about it. I WANNA have ambassadors. I have every right. I want ambassadors ambassadors. That are chosen by me. I have a right to hire and fire. Ambassadors the recall of Ambassador Maria vich features prominently in the Democrats case this against the president. Yeah what's funny about this any if you look it up on even snow pts has this. Is that trump. Fired heard all the ambassadors when he first got into office they didn't know leave but yes she didn't leave. Jesse refused to go upstairs day in here and so nobody ever even brings that up. I mean it wasn't as though you know you're right because the dramatization is perfect. We have the president saying well. I don't I don't think I've ever. I spoke to him and clearly damning evidence at a a meet up. Meet up and I don't want to degrade our meet up because our meet ups really really fantastic fantastic. But you will remember won't remember everybody's name no play trump. This is part two of that clip or David right joins us now live from the White House. David there's no evidence of anything illegal on this tape which was recorded on the phone by another EDYTA Giuliani associate. Both men have pleaded not guilty fifty two charges but David Democrats believe this bolsters their case they do tom for two reasons first. It shows that despite his efforts to distance himself the president president had firsthand knowledge of at least some of the work being done in Ukraine by Giuliani and his associates. Also it's suggests there may well be other material out there that we haven't seen yet relevant to the impeachment. Yes there's all kinds of material that may be out there. They use indicted dated this guy. Oh yeah the indicted. What what does that become something? That's that's kosher. Well how about just saying the not yet indicted John Doran. I mean that's perfectly you say that the not yet indicted Adam Curry. You must've said about everybody. Well I'm going to just as bad it's really a bad. It's bad form. I am the not get indicted. Adam Curry I just WANNA make sure everybody knows not yet so left. Parnassus is of course the character. That is very interesting keeper I think nails it by saying oh is the new avenue eighty. I think she's right although this one belongs more to msnbc then to also was a superstar hero. He's going to run for president. And you know this guy starts off indicted quite never naughty but check this out. George Webb investigative journalist George Webb. WHO does fantastic work? I always went. How the guy makes his money all he travels all over these all over the US mainly but he's an international? He does forty five minutes of video a day. It's impossible to keep up with him but he's down in Florida or at least he was on the twenty second when he shot this pulled the clip. And he's right across from the afghan-pakistani Costano Center of excellence which is right by the base there and of course it's a it's a spook training operation and he has some interesting connections to that and others and left part US thing here very close To try to get as much information as we can especially about this center that was established called the Afghan Pakistan Center of. Excellence the half pack center of Excellence or COE. And that's going to become come very important in Centcom recruiting a private set of DIA informants. That are used and were used politically. The and it has been used politically at least since two thousand twelve the AFC pack. Coe was established in two thousand nine one of the key directors was a guy named Derek carvey and he is the handler and.

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"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on NBC Nightly News

NBC Nightly News

07:13 min | 7 months ago

"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on NBC Nightly News

"Including conversations that could be considered potential evidence and his impeachment. Trial is also on the guest list. Live harness who through his lawyer gave this recording two house. Democrats and the media and his associate eager fruman who made the recording both now now indicted on federal campaign finance violations. Parnis says he can be heard discussing Ukraine with president trump and efforts to remove then. US Ambassador Maria Vich regard Basler. is she still leftover from the Clinton administration. Where the great yeah? She's basically walk around telling everybody ready. Wait he's GonNa get impeached. Just wait. The president sounded unfamiliar with the ambassador. I compromise to deliver an abrupt order. Take her out. Aw but you vaunt which was removed. One year later asked Friday the president denied directing parts to undermine the ambassador. I have every right. Ah I want ambassadors that are chosen by me. Donald joins us now from the White House. Kelly why did left Parnis releases video tonight. Well a lawyer. APARNA says that his clients goal is to give the public equal access to the material on the recording including the Senate and remember partners has pleaded not guilty to those federal charges and has told authorities. He's willing to cooperate. Jose Kelly O'Donnell thank you. Let's turn now to Chuck Todd Moderator of Meet the Press Chuck thank you the first first week of the Senate trial is now over. Do you see any shift. In the positions both sides took before the trial. You don't really see any shifts and if anything I think before the trial began I thought they had a good shot at getting witnesses. And maybe at least extending this a little bit if you just judge it by the comments the quiet conversations. I've had with some Senate sources of mine. I think it's pretty clear that Mitch McConnell has convinced them that the amount of time it would take to to essentially little gate getting one of these witnesses to testify. It's not worth it. It's an election year. It certainly looks like those senators on the fence are are buying into that argument. Chuck Todd Great to see you. Thanks for being like you sir. Joining Chuck on meet the Press Tomorrow. An exclusive interview with Democratic Congressman. Adam Schiff the lead prosecutor in the impeachment human trial. The United States government is launching a major effort tonight to get Americans in quarantined areas of China out. The deadly corona virus is spreading and quickly there with tens of millions on lockdown. So far at least forty one people have died from this. Highly contagious disease and there are more than thirteen. Hundred confirmed firm cases across the globe. Jeff Frazier is in Beijing tonight. and has this report tonight. Deepening Crisis China's President Xi Jinping warning warning of grave situation as the State Department scrambles to get Americans out of Wuhan sources telling NBC News that a Task Force is working to charter a plane for for US consulate staff and their families as well as other Americans living there but with only two hundred forty seats on board as many as a thousand Americans in Wuhan on Ed those seeking help from the US embassy in Beijing hearing this if you are calling about the situation on please be advised that reports of charter plane for US citizens. Leaving tomorrow are not true. A lot of kind of How do I put? It's getting Russell's this woman tweeting to President Donald Donald Trump. Please help us the State Department confirming only that the health of US citizens is a priority with hospitals in Wuhan Overrun with people. Fearful your full. They have symptoms of the virus. Cars are now banned in the city centre. Checkpoint screening anybody out in public. How do I feel about being here? And it locked in with no information and when Ling supplies I feel extremely horrible the government here banning all travel abroad for tour groups in an extraordinary campaign to contain. The virus officials are building to specials hospitals. One of them to be finished in just ten days and the military dispatching hundreds of doctors with supplies with masks selling out across the country. Jazz joins out for Beijing. Janice Sunny Word on what the State Department will be. Evacuating joining those Americans. In Wuhan Jose. We were told that a first attempt to charter plane fell through and now this task force is working with with Chinese authorities to try to make it happen so what might be within days that Xi Jinping speaking publicly about the virus signals the growing seriousness of the situation for China's government and also an expectation that. It's probably going to get worse Becky for in Beijing. Thank you here. In the United States the number of suspected cases chases is growing and tonight sick passenger in a major American city was taken off the plane for testing. Here's Erin McLaughlin GonNA recycling aircraft in Baltimore Corona virus scare medical officers escort a sick passenger off of a southwest flight from Las Vegas. The passenger recently recently been to Beijing the airline statement saying in light of the recent concerns of the corona one of virus our crew followed recommendations from the Center for Disease Control the Maryland Department of Health later saying the passenger ultimately did not meet the criteria for corona virus is testing the extra precaution symptomatic of a nation on edge after two confirmed corona virus cases. One of them in Chicago. Where sixty year old woman allman is in isolation but in good condition she had cold like symptoms shortness of breath? Fever and many times would present present just like a cold just to pike. Colder flew across the country more than sixty possible cases of the virus. Twenty two states have sent samples to the CDC you to test including North Carolina Texas and Michigan. How concerned should ordinary Americans be about this? All people are concerned about the krona virus. Because they're hearing a lot of news about it right now but the reality is comparing it to flu for example. It's not even close to being at stage but they're still fear in New York City pharmacies reporting a run on surgical masks. Everybody wants it and people want to take appropriate precautions to protect themselves and their families. So yeah there is a dashboard. There enjoys me now. Aaron do those disposable paper masks work well experts. Tell me at this point in the United States. Most people do not need those masks because they likely likely have not been exposed the best vice. Wash your hands because that will also help prevent the flu. You're a McLaughlin. Thank you so very much sue politics now and the race for Iowa. It's a game of catch up for Democrats who spent time in Washington for the impeachment trial. Now they're back on the trail end in new poll shows. One of them is way ahead of the pack. She killed Bruce her reports from a break in the.

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"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on The Report

The Report

15:33 min | 7 months ago

"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on The Report

"His opponent's campaign and the president has made it clear. This was also not be the last time asking China only recently to join Ukraine in investigating investigating is political opponent. Over the coming days. We will present to you. And to the American people the extensive evidence collected during the houses impeachment inquiry into the president's abuse of power overwhelming evidence notwithstanding his unprecedented and wholesale obstruction of the investigation into that misconduct. You will hear and read testimony from courageous public servants who upheld their oath to the constitution and their legal obligations to comply with congressional action despite a categorical order by president trump not to cooperate operate with the impeachment inquiry. These are courageous. Americans who were told by the president of the United States not to cooperate not to appear not to testify. But who had the sense of duty to do. So but more than that you'll hear from witnesses who have not yet testified like John Bolton Mick Mulvaney Mr Blair and Mr Duffy and if you can believe the president's words last month you will also hear from Secretary Pompeo. You'll hear their testimony at the same time as the American people that is if you allow it if we have a fair trial during our presentation you will see documentary records. Those the president was unable to suppress that exposed. The present scheme in detail you will learn learned a further evidence that has been revealed in the days since the House voted to impeach president trump even as the president and his agents have persisted in their efforts to cover up their wrongdoing from Congress and the public and you will see dozens of new documents providing new in critical evidence of the president's guilt that remain at this time in the president's hands and in the hands of the Department of Defense and the Department of State and the Office of management budget even the White House you will see them and so will the American people if you allow it if in the name of a fair trial you will demand it. These are politically glee charged. Times tempers can run high particularly where this president is concerned but these are not unique times deep divisions in disagreements were hardly alien concepts to the framers so they designed the impeachment power in such a way as to insulate it as best they could from the crush a partisan politics the framers place the question of removal before the United States Senate a body able to ray rise above the fray prey to soberly judge. The president's conduct or misconduct for what it was nothing more and nothing less in in federal is sixty five Hamilton. wrote where else in the Senate could have been found tribunal sufficiently dignified defied or sufficiently independent. What other body would be likely to feel confident enough in this own situation to preserve reserve on Auden uninfluenced the necessary impartiality between an individual accused and the representatives of the people his accuser? It is up to you to the tribunal that Hamilton envisioned it is up to you to show the American people and yourselves all of us that his confidence in that of the other founders was rightly placed the constitution entrusts. You'd responsible to the spots ability of acting as impartial jurors. Here's to hold a fair trial and to weigh the evidence before you no matter what your party affiliation or your vote in the previous election or the next. Our duty is the constitution and to the rule of law I recognize. There'll be times during the trial that you may long to return to the business businesses. The Senate the American people look forward to the same but not before you decide what kind of democracy that you believe we ought to be you and what the American people have a right to expect in the conduct of their president. The House believes that an impartial jer. Upon hearing the evidence that the managers will lay out in the coming days. We'll find that. The constitution demands the removal title of Donald J trump from his office president of the United States. But that will be for you to side with the weight of history upon you and as President Kennedy once said a good conscience you're only Shirley Ward. Hamilton explained that impeachment was not designed to cover only statutory or common law crimes but instead crimes against the body politic Hamilton wrote the subjects of jurisdiction are those offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men or in other words from the abuse or violation of some public trust. They are of a nature which may with peculiar propriety be denominated political as they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to society itself in other words impeachment would be confined to abuses of people's trust and to the society itself. This is precisely the abuse that has been undertaken by our current president when he withheld money and support for an ally at war to secure a political benefit. The punishment for those crimes would fit the political nature of the the offense as James Wilson Delegate at the constitutional convention and a future Associate Justice of the Supreme Court reasoned impeachment confined to political characters to political crimes and misdemeanors and to political punishments that punishment the framers determined would be neither prison nor fines but instead limited to removal from office and disqualification from holding future office US Congressman Shift then gave an overview of the house impeachment inquiry which began September twenty fourth. He discussed the testimony me and the documents the house which will hear about in detail later. Now let me turn to the second articles of impeachment which charges the present with misusing the powers of his office to obstruct and interfere with the impeachment inquiry. The evidential here during the house presentation is equally undeniable and damning president trump issued a blanket order directing the entire executive branch not to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry into withhold. All documents and testimony is order was categorical. It was indiscriminate and historically unprecedented no president before president trump has ever ordered complete defiance of impeachment inquiry or sought to obstruct and impede so comprehensively the ability of the House of Representatives to investigate a high crimes and misdemeanors. The president was able to block agencies across the Executive Branch from producing any records or documents to the house. Investigative Committees despite duly authorized subpoenas. Yes the White House continues to refuse to produce a single document or record in response to a house. Subpoena that remains in full force and affect the Department of State and Office of Management and Budget Department of Energy and the Department of Defense continued to refuse to provide a single document record in response to how subpoenas that remain in full force and effect. House manager Jerry Nadler outlined the beginnings of the president's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and his involvement in trump's conduct at issue or what now referred to as quote the story the president's Ukraine scheme on quote he also provided backstory behind conspiracy theories related to ambassador Maria Vich and former vice president president. Joe Biden already engaged in an effort to convince Ukrainian officials to announce to sham investigations. The first was an effort to smear former vice president Joe Biden the second was designed to undermine the intelligence community is unanimous animus assessment that Russia interfered in the two thousand sixteen election. One obstacle to Mr Giuliani's work was ambassador. Sit in Marie Ivanovich. A thirty three year veteran of the Foreign Service Basseterre. You've had partnered with Ukraine to root out the kind of of corruption. That would have allowed. Mr Giuliani lies to flourish in order to complete his mission. Mr Giuliani I needed embassador. Vassily Ivanovich out of the way and so in early. Two Thousand Nineteen. Mr Giuliani launched a public smear campaign against the ambassador. An effort than involved Mr Giuliani's allies in Ukraine the president's allies in the United States and eventually president trump himself please remember that the object of the presence Ukraine scheme was to obtain a corrupt advantage for his reelection campaign. As has Mr Kent indicated the smear campaign against embassador advantage was orchestrated by a core group of corrupt Ukrainian officials. Working at Mr Giuliani's direction. This group included two additional characters. Who have been in the news of light left point US US and Eager Fruman Mr Parnasse and Mr Fruman were of course indicted last year? Several charges including charges related eighty two large donations. They made to support president trump simply put in doing her job well. Ambassador Advantage drew drew. Mississippi Sankoh's Ir and as Mr Kent observed you can't promote principled anticorruption efforts without pissing off corrupt people people as it turned out. This statement apply to your loot Sankoh and to Rudy Giuliani who feared that the ambassador would stand in the way of his corrupt efforts to coerce Ukraine into conducting investigations that would benefit the political interest of his client. President Trump Giuliani's coordinated smear campaign against embassador advantage became public in the United States in late March two thousand nineteen with the publication of a series of opinion pieces in the hill based on interviews with Lukashenko and March twentieth. Two two thousand nine hundred nineteen in one piece in the hill who'd Sankoh falsely alleged that ambassador advantage had given him a so-called do not prosecute it list not only was the allegations false but after having helped originate the claim Sankoh himself would later go on to retract it. The same piece also falsely stated. That ambassador You had quote made disparaging disparaging statements about President trump unquote statement issued by the State Department declared the allegations to be a total fabrication. President trump promoted Salomon's article in a tweet which intensified the public attacks against embassador advantage. Then on March twenty four th Donald Trump junior called ambassador Vajna vich a joker on twitter and call for her called for removal. You can see the slides of the tweets these unfounded smears by the president and his son reverberated traded in Ukraine. Deputy Assistant Secretary George. Kent testified that starting in mid-march Rudy Giuliani was almost unmissable so in this campaign of slander close quote. And according to Mr Kent. Mr Lusaka's press spokeswoman Re tweeted Donald Trump the juniors tweet attacking the ambassador further undermining her standing second false allegation that the president wanted the Ukrainians begins to announce. Was that Vice. President Biden used his power to protect the company whose board his sunset get by forcing the removal of Victims Shokhin. The corrupt former prosecutor general. It is true that Vice President Biden helped her move. Mrs Shokhin who was widely believed to be corrupt and as I said a few minutes ago it was official policy. The United States the European Community MM unity and others in order to fight corruption in Ukraine to ask that Shokhin and Sango be removed. So the Vice President Ah vice-president Biden in fulfilling. US policy pressured Ukraine to remove shocking not to secure some personal benefit but to advance dance the official policy of the United States and its allies.

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Giuliani associate Parnas willing to testify in impeachment proceedings

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

03:49 min | 7 months ago

Giuliani associate Parnas willing to testify in impeachment proceedings

"As associated of the president's lawyer Rudy. Giuliani is now directly implicating. Mr Trump in the Ukraine crane scandal. Our chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta. Joining US Jim Tonight. The president is team they are responding. That's right wolf and despite a growing number of photos and even video showing the two men together. President trump kept repeating himself over and over the dozen know Rudy. Giuliani associate left. The White House is attacking. Parner saying he cannot be trusted in the Oval Office. The president suggested party who has been indicted is simply trying to cut her better deal for himself in response to the president's comments an attorney for par just a short while ago tweeted out a video of his client with Mr Trump you over with the administration's alleged dirt for dollar scheme heading to trial in the Senate. The president is Sounding angry and firing back at left Parnis who is pointing the finger at Mr Trump in Ukraine. Scandal this president. What is your response to live partners? Who says your efforts? It's in Ukraine. Were all about twenty twenty. I don't know parse other than I guess they had pictures taken which do thousands of people that know nothing about him. He's trying they probably make a deal for president insisted. He's only posed for photos with the indicted associated. Rudy Giuliani. And nothing more. Mr Trump did not respond to parnassus claim that multiple officials in the administration knew about the alleged pressure campaign for information on Joe Biden telling CNN at one point to be quiet so when he says Mulvaney knew about the bold new about this quiet you just have to take a look at the pictures you just have to take a look at the polls. You see anybody's help. I don't need the help of a demand that I never met before I welcome him to say that even more every time. He says they'll show them another picture. He's lying he's lying in an interview with C. N. N.'s Anderson Kupa partners is offering to do more than just produce more photos standing with the president saying he's willing to testify on Capitol Hill. How you personally viewed it? This is about twenty twenty to help him get the next four years those away. Everybody viewed that I mean there was that was the most important thing for him to stay out for another four years and keep the fight going. I mean there was no other reason for doing it. President also maintained. He didn't know anything about a letter written by his personal attorney. Rudy Giuliani to the leader of Ukraine requesting. The meeting a letter that claim to have Mr Trump's consent I didn't know about a specific ladder. But if he wrote a letter wouldn't have been a big deal house speaker. Nancy Pelosi blasted Republicans. Who are resisting assistant? Calls from. Democrats to hear from witnesses like parties and former National Security Adviser John Bolton during Mr Trump's trial in the Senate fair afraid of the truth. They don't WanNa see documents connect. They don't want to hear from eye-witnesses President's defenders say parnes doesn't deserve the attention he's getting. This man lacks credibility one more piece of damaging information surfaced purpose as the federal watchdog. The Government Accountability Office found. The White House broke the law. In Withholding Aid Ukraine saying a statement faithful execution of the law does not permit. The the president is substitute is on policy priorities for those that Congress has enacted into law. And I've been here since the time of president four so I have never ever seen a report like this objective so strongly the actions of a president now. We also attempted to ask about former Ukrainian ambassador. Maria Vich and whether there was an effort to intimidate or or conduct surveillance on her but the president did not respond to those questions as age shouted at us to leave the Oval Office. At the moment. The President says he is still heading to the Global Economic Forum. Malvo's next week a trip that would take him far away from the impeachment trial that will be unfolding next week in the Senate at least temporarily president guests that the trial would go very quickly but as the White House snows and the president knows all too. Well there's no guarantee of that

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"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

02:02 min | 7 months ago

"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts was sworn in on Capitol Hill. Today to preside over President Donald Trump's impeachment trial and in his first official act at this time. I will administer the oath to all senators in the chamber in conformance with article. One section three clause six of the constitution and the Senate's impeachment rules. We'll all senators now stand remains standing And raised their right hand as part of the oath senators promising to ensure impartial justice as only the third impeachment trial ever for us the president gets underway earlier today. US Representative Adam. Schiff read the formal charges against trump abuse of power and obstruction of justice arising from his dealings with Ukraine. Meanwhile the Nonpartisan Government Accountability Office. Today said it found. The White House broke the law by withholding security aid for Ukraine approved by Congress the Government Accountability Ability Office says the White House violated the law when it withheld military aid from Ukraine last year. NPR's Roscoe reports that decision to temporarily blocked the funds is at the center of the impeachment proceedings against President Trump. It's it's Tuesday afternoon Brian Naylor. NPR News Washington just days before the trial. A close associate of president. Trump's personal lawyer Rudy. Giuliani is directly the implicating the president in the alleged scheme to pressure Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden published references to have parnassus communications have led Ukraine to open been an investigation into whether trump supporters illegally spied on former. US ambassador. Marie Ianovich last spring before she was removed from her post. NPR's Lucian Kim has that story Ukraine's Interior Ministry has invited the FBI to join it in investigating the possible surveillance of former US ambassador. Maria Vich a ministry spokesman made the statement and keep our goal.

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"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

02:02 min | 7 months ago

"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts was sworn in on Capitol Hill. Today to preside over President Donald Trump's impeachment trial and in his first official act at this time. I will administer the oath to all senators in the chamber in conformance with article. One section three clause six of the constitution and the Senate's impeachment rules. We'll all senators now stand remains standing And raised their right hand as part of the oath senators promising to ensure impartial justice as only the third impeachment trial ever for us the president gets underway earlier today. US Representative Adam. Schiff read the formal charges against trump abuse of power and obstruction of justice arising from his dealings with Ukraine. Meanwhile the Nonpartisan Government Accountability Office. Today said it found. The White House broke the law by withholding security aid for Ukraine approved by Congress the Government Accountability Ability Office says the White House violated the law when it withheld military aid from Ukraine last year. NPR's Roscoe reports that decision to temporarily blocked the funds is at the center of the impeachment proceedings against President Trump. It's it's Tuesday afternoon Brian Naylor. NPR News Washington just days before the trial. A close associate of president. Trump's personal lawyer Rudy. Giuliani is directly the implicating the president in the alleged scheme to pressure Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden published references to have parnassus communications have led Ukraine to open been an investigation into whether trump supporters illegally spied on former. US ambassador. Marie Ianovich last spring before she was removed from her post. NPR's Lucian Kim has that story Ukraine's Interior Ministry has invited the FBI to join it in investigating the possible surveillance of former US ambassador. Maria Vich a ministry spokesman made the statement and keep our goal.

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"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

02:02 min | 7 months ago

"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts was sworn in on Capitol Hill. Today to preside over President Donald Trump's impeachment trial and in his first official act at this time. I will administer the oath to all senators in the chamber in conformance with article. One section three clause six of the constitution and the Senate's impeachment rules. We'll all senators now stand remains standing And raised their right hand as part of the oath senators promising to ensure impartial justice as only the third impeachment trial ever for us the president gets underway earlier today. US Representative Adam. Schiff read the formal charges against trump abuse of power and obstruction of justice arising from his dealings with Ukraine. Meanwhile the Nonpartisan Government Accountability Office. Today said it found. The White House broke the law by withholding security aid for Ukraine approved by Congress the Government Accountability Ability Office says the White House violated the law when it withheld military aid from Ukraine last year. NPR's Roscoe reports that decision to temporarily blocked the funds is at the center of the impeachment proceedings against President Trump. It's it's Tuesday afternoon Brian Naylor. NPR News Washington just days before the trial. A close associate of president. Trump's personal lawyer Rudy. Giuliani is directly the implicating the president in the alleged scheme to pressure Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden published references to have parnassus communications have led Ukraine to open been an investigation into whether trump supporters illegally spied on former. US ambassador. Marie Ianovich last spring before she was removed from her post. NPR's Lucian Kim has that story Ukraine's Interior Ministry has invited the FBI to join it in investigating the possible surveillance of former US ambassador. Maria Vich a ministry spokesman made the statement and keep our goal.

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"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

02:43 min | 7 months ago

"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer. The House of Representatives has formerly delivered its articles of impeachment pitchman. After weeks of wrangling with the Senate House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also name seven managers to lead the prosecution team during the Senate trial. NPR's Tim Mack reports ports in symbolic fashion. The managers walked the articles from the House to the Senate in a ceremony. Pelosi signed the articles of impeachment with the large number of pens so that she could gift gift pens to committee chairs as a keepsake. Pelosi said that the impeachment was necessary to prevent future presidential misconduct. The seven impeachment managers led by the House clerk then formally formerly delivered the documents to the Senate. The managers will read allow the impeachment articles before the Senate Thursday at noon other trial procedures including the swearing in of senators. And the chief justice of the Supreme Court will also Kerr Thursday. The trial is set to begin in earnest on Tuesday after the holiday weekend to Mac. NPR News Washington the US and China Today signed off on phase. One of a trade deal ended increasing sales of us. Goods and services to China and requiring China to do a better job of or protecting the intellectual property of companies operating in the Chinese market. A part agreement is party ceasefire and what has been out eighteen month. Long bilateral dispute between the the world's two largest economies the would call for the purchase of at least an additional two hundred billion. US goods and services over two years by China US would also great suspender under reduce some tariffs against Chinese goods the former US ambassador to Ukraine whom president trump ousted is calling for an investigation into whether she was under surveillance surveillance. That's after house. Investigators released new documents more mentors. Michelle Kellerman the latest document. Dump includes text messages between left Parnis and indicted associated associated with trump's private lawyer and a man named Robert Hyde trump supporter running for congress hide reports on the movements of then Ambassador Maria Vich pointing announced in one message that she's talked to three people. Her phone is off. Computer is off. Yuval Nevada's lawyer tells. NPR that the notion that American citizens ends and others were monitoring the ambassadors movement is quote disturbing. The statement goes on to say we trust at the appropriate authorities will conduct an investigation instigation to determine what happened Michelle Kellerman. NPR News Washington within thirteen hundred temporary employees General Motors plants mostly in the Midwest and the South are looking at moving into full time jobs by the end of March. That's according to a statement from the company today which says workers at four-team GM facilities in Michigan in Indiana New York Tennessee Missouri. Kansas and Kentucky..

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"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show

The Charlie Kirk Show

08:00 min | 9 months ago

"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show

"All right so back to the murder on the Orient Express some half kidding. Of course so remember have our characters are deputy assistant secretary of state. George Kent Ambassador. Bill Taylor and former Ukrainian Ambassador Maria Vich and so basically on Wednesday a deputy Pity Assistant Secretary in the European and Eurasian Bureau at the State Department. George Kent testified alongside acting Ukrainian Basseterre Bill Taylor so you might have saw all this testimony. It was a really good lullaby kind of put anyone who watched it asleep. There is really no. They're they're somewhat uneventful. Basically testified if you missed it. I hope you did miss it because you were probably a happier human being but he basically testified that he believed that Giuliani was going Rudy Giuliani former mayor New York and personal attorney. The United States was going through irregular regular channels and was part of a campaign of slander that led to president firing ambassador. Marie Ivana that shortstop right there the whole firing Maria von which is kind of part the crux of this whole impeachment hysteria. Let me make perfectly clear. The president is allowed to appoint fire do whatever he wants to any ambassadors anytime. In in fact President Obama cleaned house of George W Bush ambassadors right upon becoming President so Maria Vich has been alleged anti-trump but she denies all these claims. These are deep state bureaucrats. I mean typically ambassadorships are given to experienced business. People sometimes donors campaigns or people people that are loyal to the president. Marie Ivanovich does not seem as if she's very loyal to the press the United States. And you might be thinking. Well what does that matter. We have seen within this White House within the government people undercutting this president and this administration writing anonymous articles claiming things that are not true writing anonymous book saying that we are the deep state. Eight trying to protect America against this president so in a critical regional world such as Ukraine. The least that we can ask is that there is an ambassador to that country that actually is loyal. The president's aims and objectives and goals and before I even die further into how was not even on the phone call with Vladimir Alinsky. This is all about. These is deep state permanent war bureaucrats. These are poor minute. Permanent War bureaucrats that were perfectly fine with continuing the status quo of the Bush Obama foreign policy occupation overseas. They are critical not of trump's style. They hate trump style. They're not critical of trump's tweets. They hate his tweets. As well and Marie Ivanovich was critical. Eventually actually of it but what they're really critical of what this really is about is. They don't like President Trump's foreign policy they don't like his ideas and and they believe that they are being the moral crusaders. Stand up against this White House and this president for actually disrupting the status quo overseas. So again George Kent. WHO's the deputy assistant secretary of state in the European Eurasian Bureau? Can you imagine having that on Your Business Card going to cocktail party a hello. What do you do on my teacher? I run the European and Eurasian beer on us a deputy assistant secretary of state. Wow that's a long title not to diminish what he does but just the just in the title just oozes bureaucracy. It's just. I am a deep state bureaucrat. And and my name is George Kent All right anyway so that was not on the phone. Call Vote Amir's Alinsky so first of all he's not a witness. I don't believe that's a witness someone who heard about about something. I know as much about the phone call as George knows about the phone call. Why don't they called me to testify? Hey Adam Schiff testified I know as much about the phone call so the question was as follows so in this in that circumstance you were read into the July twenty fifth phone conversation by the lieutenant colonel. But you're not actually on the call and quote Kent Response Correct Act of never at twenty seven years but not a call made by a president of the United States and quote. Okay so you know nothing you know as much as the transcript. I don't care if you read in by a conversation. You Sir are nothing more than a long biography with a impressive long bureaucratic title to try to de-legitimize the president using the argument from authority. You know nothing you know nothing about the actual phone call you were there. You didn't hear something you're not a witness you're nothing more than a walking higher education academe equivalent of an argument from authority. So I deal with this all the time a turning point. USA where professors basically up these long titles have been around for thirty years and they use the logical fallacy. I'll see to argue from authority essentially. It's I am correct because I have lots of degrees and therefore I must be right but I'm not going to prove that I'm right sitting next to him was ambassador Ukraine Bill Taylor again. Be Very thankful. Praise God if you did not have to watch this. Because there's way too much information about deep state. Bureaucrats have to share with you for the good of the Republic and the good of the country. Okay so ambassador Taylor testified about a call. One of his staff members reportedly eavesdropped on between the president. And think about that. One of the staff members reportedly eavesdropped on they call between the president and sunlit and then he's telling Congress about it. This is like a game of telephone gone wrong. This everyone knows that game telephone as I'm sure you do. Okay here's how telephone works. You get five people lined up in a room very quiet room and you whisper as quietly as you can to the first person something. The Mississippi runs over the Missouri Delta in the middle of the night and then he'll take it to another person. He'll say it's another person he'll say. By the time you get the fifth person the fifth person says the Mississippi River is really bright in the middle of the night. No no that's not at all what I said. That's actually not at all and with the point. Being is the game of telephone. We used to play this. All the time growing up is it demonstrates that hearsay of hearsay of hearsay people. Here one thing and say another and the transmission of information or early is actually one of the most inefficient ways to transmit information in today's time. Now if we we were dealing two thousand years ago in oral tradition of the Bible it'd be something completely different when you're dealing with something as specific as important as the impeachment of a president of the United Sates. You cannot possibly peach pretty United States because Taylor claims he heard from the other staff member that they overheard the president mentioned the investigations Tucson went again. The call reportedly took place central. I twenty six the day after the president's call was Alinsky on the twenty fifth. So here's basically what happened. Is that the United States. Had this call his Alinsky and the deep state was going nuts. The deep state was running circles and they couldn't help themselves and they're all having served a phone calls and they're overhearing the phone calls and they're having lunch meetings about the phone calls and instead of doing their actual job which to preserve and protect the United States and preserve the constitution it fully execute the duties as a numerator the United States. They were all chattering about how they could possibly use this against the president president more hearsay still no quid pro quo. The president mentioned these issues during his July twenty fifth phone call was Alinsky. Of course he would mention it the day after after this new snippet makes no mention whatsoever of any alleged quid pro quo. Taylor's new testimony is hearsay. Hearsay House. Democrats have based this entire Sham. I'll what's amounts house. Democrats have based this whole sham. On what basically amounts to a fourth grade version of deep state telephone. That's what this is deep state. Telephone hyper credentialed very vengeful neoconservative. Foreign Policy War focused and obsessed games of of telephone. There's another point I really WanNa make about this that I think everyone's missing especially with Marie Ianovich and how this all ties together. But right now I am looking at Mr Producers Ventura Watch he is just staring at his watch and smiling because he loves this watch so much. Every time I talk about Ventura watches he smiles and lifts it up. I HAVE NOT NAZI MR producer. Without his Ventura. Watch sense we have started partnering with Insurer Watches and look you guys. Not Charlie Kirk show. 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"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

13:46 min | 9 months ago

"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"The breaking news of the night is that closed door. Deposition of David. Holmes started this afternoon just ended about six hours after it started going late into the night tonight. One of the members of Congress who was in that deposition will join us as soon as he can get to US David. Holmes opening statement has been obtained by NBC News and it has has rocked Washington as much as any of the testimony already made public and it will have a profound effect on next week's hearings in in the impeachment inquiry one of the striking things revealed and David Holmes opening statement is that his testimony was actually provoked very specifically provoked by some some of the things that Republicans have been saying in the public hearings. This Week David homes had no intention of testifying to the impeachment inquiry until he saw aw that Republicans kept complaining about what they called Hearsay and David Holmes realized that he had relevant testimony that was not career say and so he testified this afternoon in a closed door under oath deposition after former Ukraine ambassador. Maria Vich testified in a dramatic public. Hearing this morning David. Holmes is a member of the senior staff of the American Ambassador to Ukraine stationed at the US embassy in in a copy of David. Holmes opening statement obtained by NBC News. He explained exactly why he came forward as the current impeachment inquiry has progressed. I have followed press reports and reviewed the statements of investor Taylor Ambassador Yovich based on my experience experience in Ukraine. My recollection is generally consistent with their testimony and I believe that the relevant facts were therefore being laid out for the American people however over in the last week or so I read press reports expressing for the first time that certain senior officials may have been acting without. The president's is knowledge in their dealings with Ukraine. At the same time I also read reports noting the lack of first hand evidence in the investigation and suggesting getting that the only evidence being elicited at the hearings was hearsay. I came to realize I had first hand. Knowledge regarding certain events on on July twenty six that had not otherwise been reported and that those officials were using the levers of our diplomatic power to induce the new Ukrainian cranium president to announce the opening of a particular criminal investigation. It is at that point that I made the observation to ambassador Taylor that the incident I had witnessed had acquired greater significance. which is what he reported in his testimony earlier this week? The evidence that David Holmes presented that is not hearsay is a telephone call made by Donald Trump's ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sunlen from a restaurant in Ukraine to the president of the United States sitting at the table with ambassador. Someone David Holmes could easily hear what the president was saying on the other end. End of that call quote investor. Someone's phone was not on speakerphone. I could hear the president's voice through the earpiece of the phone. The president's voice was very loud and recognizable. Ambassador Sunland held the phone away from his ear for a period of time presumably because of the loud volume. I heard ambassador. Mr Sunland. Greet the president and explain that he was calling from heave. I heard President trump then clarify that ambassador sunland was in Ukraine and best will solid replied. Yes he was in Ukraine and went on to state that presidents Alinsky loves your ass I then heard president trump. Ask Ask so he's GonNa do the investigation ambassador Sunland replied that he's GonNa do it. Adding Presence Alinsky will do anything you ask him into. After the call ended in vegetal sunland remarked that the president was in a bad mood. As Industrial Sunlen stated was often the case early in the morning I then took the the opportunity to ask impressed with Sunland for his candidate. Impression of the president's views on Ukraine in particular I asked him investors on if it was true that the president went nuts did not give a crap about Ukraine. Best Sunland agreed that the president did not give a crap about Ukraine. I asked why not an investor sunland stated that the president only cares about big stuff. I noted that there was big stuff going on in Ukraine like a war with Russia. An investor sunlit replied that he met big stuff that benefits the president like the Biden Investigations. But Mr Giuliani was pushing leading off our discussion. Tonight is democratic cards from Eric Swallowed California. He's a member of the House Intelligence Committee and the House Judiciary Committee he has been in the David Holmes homes closed-door deposition all afternoon and this evening and he has just left that deposition to journalists who also took part in Maria Voinovich's public look impeachment hearing earlier today. Carl swallow thank you very much for joining us. And as I understand it the deposition just wrapped up has just been completed. Good Evening Lawrence We are done with Both Ambassador Von Adventures testimony and the deposition with David Holmes. And of course tomorrow tomorrow morning bright and early We have one last witness for the week an OEM be employees. We have read as you know. The the opening statement has become public. It is a shocking enough. Just doesn't opening statement before you get to any questions after this opening being statement What was developed in the six hours of a testimony that followed it? Just what exactly did Mr Home See. What did he hear and what did he do? You know it was the reason we called him in Today eh I will say first and foremost with gratitude to Mr Holmes Because he showed up he came from Ukraine and despite Mick Mulvaney and John Bolton and Secretary Rick Perry refusing to cooperate with our investigation. Mr Holmes continues this long line of career our Foreign Service officers honoring the duty to cooperate with Congress and each time. Someone has done that just as Mr Homestead today. We have learned new information. And and we learn new information today and in terms of the The security of that phone call let cell phone call. Did you learn learn any more details about exactly. What kind of device that was? was that a personal cell phone making that. Call all the more risky so Laura. I'm not going to go into his testimony. Just yet I'll let our chairman Characterize Bat but I will say I think we're about five exits pasts operational security concerns as it relates to Donald Trump We know that Donald Trump does not really execute or carry out operational security as it relates after his cellphone. There were concerns from other witnesses about ambassador Sunlen and his own operational security. What we are focused on though is whether the president leverage taxpayer dollars there's for his personal benefit to have the Ukrainians investigators opponent? And as you heard ambassador Taylor talk about his interaction with David Holmes. I don't think there's anyone in the world who has a hard time believing that Donald Trump the day after he talked to presidents alinsky followed up with ambassador. Sahlin to say hey are are they gonNA follow through with these investigations obsessive behavior by the president because he needed those investigations for his own personal political. Game What what can you tell us about David? Holmes a credibility in the in this six hours and the Republicans approach to David Holmes Credibility. Ah Lawrence I can tell you just like people. Before him he served all over the world. you know he is a person of integrity I did not you know judge You know any judge or see any reason to question you know his truthfulness us And again the fact that he showed up says a lot about who he is compared to so many people who have chosen to defy us and I I don't expect There to be any issues with his integrity or credibility the the opening saving. I think has many things that are striking but one thing about it is. It's very clear here. The David Holmes is saying that he didn't see himself as a witness in these proceedings until he heard Republicans complaining repeatedly about out here say and he realized that what he has to say is not hearsay. A witness physically present listening to these words exactly as they were spoken spoken What was there any complaining about hearsay in this deposition tonight? I did not hear them him. Say Anything about that Lawrence However the best evidence remains the president's own words that the president put out that's an admission by the president The next has evidence we have for people like ambassador Sunlen. Who told him Basser Taylor? The president was telling him everything is on the line with with the Ukrainians. Not just the White House visit but also the security assistance and of course as ambassador Taylor described you have a new witness David. Holmes who heard the president talking obsessively about the investigations with the Biden's and finally Lawrence. We use here. Say all the time if we are talking about hearsay to find out and take actions By the way terrorists name Osama bin Laden was captured and brought to justice in a bottom BOT- Pakistan based on on hearsay evidence so hearsay evidence can be quite effective and David. Holmes was very in his opening statement Full of praise for investor. You've evaluate what was your your assessment in the end of that of the of the effect of the public hearing this morning. The American people saw a smart dedicated. Tough anti-corruption ambassador who was removed removed from her post math because she was not fighting corruption but because she was fighting corruption and she was a barrier to president trump wanting to weaponized corruption to his personal benefit. I also believe Lawrence that this was bigger than just ambassador Yvonna Vich and and she recognized that that if the the president can do this to her he can do it to anyone and that should be of great concern that the president will use his powers to act this way she acknowledged. The president has every right to remove someone from from office. If it's for a good reason not if it's for a corrupt reason without necessarily specific reference to David Holmes testimony. which I know you can't reveal any more? About how much more trouble is Gordon. Sunlen in in his testimony next week. He's already changed. His testimony to your committee wants For fear of possible perjury charge of a testimony that he had that was in conflict with other under oath witnesses now. He has a major major conflict in his testimony. David Holmes he never said a word about this cell phone call and clearly gave testimony indicating that he had no additional additional communication with the president that wasn't included in his testimony This is very clearly. The David testimony is a very clear contradiction of that. So where do you see Gordon Son's possible legal jeopardy at this point tonight. Gordon silent has the opportunity to come forward and do the right thing on Wednesday Lawrence. I have a different view of Gordon. Silent because as a prosecutor I presented to juries a lot of witnesses like Gordon Sunland Donlan people who were not necessarily forthcoming. At the first time they were asked to recall something that happened but over time for a variety of reasons is usually because they want to do the right thing of volve and give the full version of the truth and Mr Samland I hope comes forward on Wednesday and gives us that version because because this investigation his obligation to the constitution and our country in the integrity of this process is relying on. That car's been Eric's Eric's while well. Thank you very much for joining us after this very long day for the committee's works. I really appreciate it. Thank you appreciate it. We'll hear is rudy. Giuliani's Janis entry in David Holmes under oath deposition testimony to the impeachment inquiry today at one point during a preliminary meeting of the inauguration delegation. Someone wondered aloud about why. Mr Giuliani was so active. In the media. 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"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on Buzz Burbank News and Comment

Buzz Burbank News and Comment

12:13 min | 9 months ago

"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on Buzz Burbank News and Comment

"Says they're the ones who told trump to fire Ukraine ambassador. Maria Vich because she was unfriendly to the president and his agenda agenda later in that infamous phone call. With Ukraine's president trump would call ianovich bad news. We also heard heard this week. That former national security adviser John Bolton can offer a lot of new testimony new information from meetings. He says we don't yet know about. And that. Bolton is willing to defy the president's order not to testify if a court rules in his lawsuit that a congressional subpoena outranks a presidential order in the meantime this important witness would like you to know he'll spill it all in a book he's writing that's due out next year. The court battle over whether Bolton should testify buys him some time to get some writing done we also now know that Ukraine new the money was being held back act long before the rest of us did as a key part of trump's defense republicans have argued Ukraine. Couldn't be a victim of a shakedown. Because it didn't know until late August when the rest of US found out up the money was being held back if the Ukrainians didn't know they argued there could be no quid pro quo. No this for that no extortion. But the Clintons did know Ukraine specialist at the State Department Katherine Kroft testified that Ukrainians knew the money was frozen on July eighteenth a week before trump's trump's phone call to Vladimir's Alinsky that involved asking political favor from Ukraine after its president had asked about military aid and as reported here last week Hugh crain found out during trump's first year in office that it had to perform certain services if it expected to keep getting help from its most important ally in late 2017. The Office of Management and budget in the trump white house withheld javelin antitank missiles from Ukraine until Ukraine stopped cooperating with the Mueller probe and ended its own investigations into trump's campaign manager. Paul Manafort by May twenty eighteen Ukraine had dropped its anti anti corruption work and got those missiles we now know after a visit from Rudy Giuliani. Associate Love Parnasse of Levity Gore Fain legs loves lawyer says his client got his marching orders from Rudy Giuliani. Who He says love believes got his marching orders from Donald Trump? Interesting Giuliani on. A does not pay love Ebore for the work they do for him instead. Levin Eager Pay Guiliani. We still haven't gotten to the bottom of that at but after lives visit Ukraine got its missiles and official state visit from Vice President. Mike Pence to attend the inauguration of Ukraine's new president attendance by trump was not on the table as he held out for something. More State Department official Christopher Anderson told Congress that in May hey of this year he was told of meeting which trump said the Ukrainians had tried to take him down reflecting a grudge based on a conspiracy theory. Well every every other government agency involved in Ukraine policy was anxious to give Ukraine. Its money only one objected. The president's Office of Management and budget led by. I'm Mick Mulvaney quoting the testimony of the state. Department's Catherine Kroft the loan objector on the Javelin decision was o. m. b. she added that but not giving the missiles to Ukraine was in Russia's interests and there's Russia again the fact-finding meanwhile continues about about Russia's interference in the two thousand sixteen election in the form of the criminal trial of trump confidant and political dirty trickster Roger Stone. We've already heard from. I'm former trump campaign manager. Steve Bannon who insisting he was only testifying because he was subpoenaed told the court that the campaign viewed Roger Stone as a link to wikileaks which published the stolen democratic emails. The emails stolen by Russia. Bannon testified that stone had implied that wikileaks had material. That would help trump and possibly hurt Clinton's chances bannon says he and stone talked at least a dozen times and that when trump was trailing in the polls stone told him he knew you how trump could win but quote. It Ain't pretty and then on Tuesday of this week. We heard in stones trial from former deputy trump campaign manager rick gates who testified that trump told him more information would becoming meaning more stolen emails. That indicates the president had personal knowledge of his campaigns dealings with wikileaks that brought together the common interest of both trump's campaign and Russia Roger. Stone's trial is now in. Its closing arguments. We are also hearing now about the role of energy secretary. Rick Perry in the Ukraine scandal while Ukraine desperately needed that promised military aid while it was being extorted to announce conduct an investigation based on disproven conspiracy. Theory about the Biden's and another about the Democrats on the two thousand sixteen election Ukraine was also being asked for a favor by Rick. Perry knowing Ukraine was being pressured by Giuliani and his men. Perry Harry suggested that one of the men best qualified to advise the country's new president on the oil and gas industry just happens to be an American oilman who has for many years donated generously to Rick Perry's various political campaigns. Michael Blazer had even loaned Perry his personal jet for Perry's failed two thousand fifteen presidential campaign blazer and his partner by the way have just been awarded a fifty year contract to drill for oil and gas on government land in Ukraine rang disrupt distract and disinform that appears to be the three D. strategy of congressional Republicans Republicans as they try to defend the indefensible at trump's impeachment hearings. The disruptions came as Florida Republican that gates repeatedly stormed closed-door hearings. He's he's not authorized to attend and a good example of disinformation gates and others have claimed that Republicans have been shut out of these secret hearings when as the transcript show Oh. Republicans were present and used every bit of the equal time they'd been allotted and we've now seen Republicans use their time to pursue questions about Joe Biden and his Assan at about the same disproven conspiracy theories pursued by Rudy Giuliani on behalf of the president including the Democrats colluded with Ukraine to interfere in the two thousand sixteen election therein. Lay both disinformation and distraction and attempt to draw attention away from what the president did two point. Instead to trump's supposed supposed- anticorruption efforts. These transcripts made available to us made clear how Republicans plan to fight the impeachment of their president. They go after to the witnesses in one case asking Marie Ivanovich about her national heritage trying to make impeachment witnesses appear biased again as part of the distract defends ends one. Republican asked Giovanni if she knew anything about the website that's accused of pizza place in D. C. of being the home of a ring of democratic pedophile 's the transcripts also show Republicans asking about the Clinton Foundation and former Obama administration officials and a handful of other things that have nothing to do with Ukraine scandal impeachment of Donald Trump during his turn in the closed door sessions Republican Devon Nunez used his time to ask befuddled witnesses about the origins of the Russia. Investigation and the Steele Dossier Gordon. The Washington Post most witnesses told Nunez. They had no idea what he was talking about. Another Republican approach appears to be ready to throw three of trump's deputies under the bus to spare trump. Three are the aforementioned Gordon Sunland Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and the president's current personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani. Some Republicans have throwing doubts on whether Sunlen Mulvaney Indian Juliani are really representing the president or rogue actors pursuing their own agendas but the Washington Post reports. Mulvaney was ordered to withhold Ukraine. Money personally family. By the president a week. Before that infamous delight twenty-fifth call Linski and Giuliani had already confessed publicly and proudly that he was also oh acting at the direction of Donald Trump and sunland testified that he got his marching orders from Giuliani. About what the president wanted out of Ukraine and now thanks to that over over her phone call we know Simon was also taking orders directly from the president but the Republican strategy appears to also involve fall guys like Mulvaney. Sunlen Giuliani if it will keep their president from being driven out of office on Sunday. Republicans released their wishlist for the witnesses. They would like to call in these. He's public impeachment hearings. The list included Joe Biden son Hunter and the anonymous whistleblower who's complained has already been corroborated by witnesses with faces voices assist and documents because the whistle blowers claims have been confirmed and because the law requires they be protected to protect the integrity of government. There is only one reason now for exposing whistle blower revenge to harm them to try to destroy their reputation to open them up to public. Ridicule will end perhaps physical arm to make them a target as for the president's claims of a right to meet his accuser that only applies criminal trials and an impeachment. pitchman inquiry is not a criminal. Trial the president's lawyers. We'll have a chance to defend him against the whistleblowers claims both in the house during the articles of impeachment phase and in the Senate during the impeachment trial government officials elected or not. Along with the ethical news media have worked to keep the whistle blowers name out of the public view but for more than a month trump allies have labored to expose the whistleblower. The extreme right wing media outlet Breitbart published a name aim that got re tweeted by both the President and Donald Trump junior and in just twenty four hours. Juniors tweet got one hundred fifty thousand retweets and several hundred thousand views. WHO's a religious right businessman from North Carolina? Paid a thousand bucks for ads on facebook spreading the supposed whistle blowers name several hundred thousand more times. Both he and facebook may have broken the law if a court decides that the purpose of those ads was to intimidate harass or threaten anyone. According to a former State Department official who talked to The Washington Post those ads have since been removed by facebook but millions of people around the world. You have now seen that name at a trump rally republican congressman Rand Paul of Kentucky called on mainstream news media to publish the name a comment so well liked by Russia it it was quoted in tweets by the Russian news agencies. RT and sputnik while facebook and Youtube were busily blocking posts aimed at exposing exposing the whistleblower. Twitter was letting them fly trump social media summit earlier this year was paying off he's US supporters in that field gathered at the White House earlier this year to coordinate on behalf of the president. Several names of alleged whistleblowers have surfaced but one names been circulating since early October over when it was published by the trump supporter who pushed the debunked conspiracy theory about a democratic child sex abuse ring operating out of a Washington. DC PIZZA PARLOR on October second a lawyer for the whistle blower got an email with the subject line. A bullet in your head lawyer reported it to the FBI and then came another email. That Red Dye you filthy scum and then more emails about the whistleblower saying Vladimir Putin would quote would have already shot scum like this. The whistle blowers lawyer became so concerned. He shot off a cease and desist letter. The White House lawyer Pat Scipione that read. Let me be clear should any harm befall my my suspected whistleblower or their family the blame will rest squarely with your client. Meaning the.

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"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

04:22 min | 10 months ago

"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on The Daily

"Before the career diplomats who deal with Ukraine discovered a shadowy power structure around president trump that was determined a conversation with former secretary of Veterans Affairs David Schulkin it's Thursday Octobber twenty four by secretaries Ecuador Dr Secretary Secretary yeah okay so I wanNA start with the email that you sent me because I think it was it was interesting you describe yourself as somebody who was fired and essentially by a tweet from the president and the that came after a a an ordeal that you went through that involved political appointees essentially undermining you and you call the experienced strangely unusually relevant these with the issue of interference by outside political influences and you specifically mentioned what happened to Ambassador Maria Vich the US ambassador to Ukraine and you said we should perhaps talk about it on the daily so here you are well at the time of course this all seemed very unique to me but as I've now been out of the trump administration for almost eighteen months I have noticed a similarity in the behavior patterns. There's a lot of talk about how the State Department seems to be Sidelined in this administration senior State Department official in charge of you crane policy George Kent told House Committee lawmakers Tuesday he was sidelined from his job news that really Tiller told congressional investigators they were quote two channels for policy making on Ukraine quote one regular and one highly irregular investigators more about how Ivanovich ultimately came benched in this entire thing how she became sideline so I want to get to that and why you think would happen to you is similar but I want to start with your story your experience with the trump administration how is it that you came to be considered for a cabinet position by President trump well I was in the Obama Administration I was a presidential appointee I was the Under Secretary of Health for the Department of Veteran Affairs I had come from the private sector where I'd been running hospitals and if I was given the opportunity to help I didn't feel like I could say no so I spent eighteen months in the Obama administration and I was watching very closely about who the trump administration would choose for its leadership positions in the va but as a political appointee of the Obama Administration I was preparing to leave like everyone else had prepared my resignation letter for January twentieth and every day I would hear that there was a new person being spent he later on as the secretary of Va and as time went on we found ourselves into January just a few weeks right before the inauguration without any idea of WHO that Secretary would be Martha we begin with the Fox's alert we're awaiting the start of that news conference and with president-elect Donald Trump his first I happen to have heard that the president elect on January eleventh was going to be giving a press conference then there's always watching a teaser on the cable networks the reporter at the very end said the president-elect may be announcing the new secretary va give her much thought if I had time because I had a very busy day I'd like to watch that see who chooses and by the way speaking of Veterans I appoint today the head Secretary of the Veterans Administration David Schulkin and will do a news release in a little while about David he's fantastic and I watched the press briefing to find out that he announced me a secretary so you'll learn that you will be secretary of the va by watching the news and the breaking news on television is literally breaking news to you yes.

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"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on Buzz Burbank News and Comment

Buzz Burbank News and Comment

12:09 min | 11 months ago

"ambassador maria vich" Discussed on Buzz Burbank News and Comment

"Law in two thousand sixteen not him locking up if possible wish he shares with Vladimir Putin and trump wants to prove that is twenty sixteen victory was legitimate and that he is a legitimately elected president and the Good Ole Russia had nothing to do with it and maybe we should lift those sanctions. It is crucial to note that trump is working to clear Russia of any wrongdoing be it in our election or in Crimea clearing Russia is very important to trump after Russia provided so much help to him in two thousand sixteen at the direction of trump secretary of state Mike pompeo Paola conducting a new investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails Bombay State Department investigators contacted about one hundred thirty current and former department government officials who communicated with Clinton through her private email address in two thousand sixteen some are high ranking individuals others low level employees who had used that address rest and to show how serious these investigators are those emails. Despite being years old now have just been retroactively classified putting in many of the e-mailers in possible legal jeopardy. It's actually the revival of an investigation that was launched right after trump's inauguration but an investigation that faded faded over time this week it has new life as trump in that call does alinsky pressured Ukraine to find Clinton's email server which he believes. He's there three and a half years after the F. B. I. Had Exonerated Clinton of any wrongdoing to our knowledge. This president still uses an unsecured secured phone and has more than once exposed intelligence secrets but her emails is back just in time for the twenty twenty election even though Clinton there's no longer a candidate and even though trump won in two thousand sixteen this week's revelations about pressure on Ukraine aimed at the gate Biden and pressure on Australia to get dirt on the Russian probe have cracked up demands to release the other transcripts. The trump administration has hidden away in that top OP secret computer. Russia's net that none of the conversations between trump Putin. It'll be released without Russia's express permission. In fact act officials in other countries are worried about conversations with trump that might be exposed in his impeachment and whether they can ever speak confidentially to this or perhaps perhaps any US president again this morning. The Washington Post reports of the trump is now urging China publicly to investigate his debunked conspiracy theory theory on the Biden's even though his bribe offer to Ukraine for that same campaign help is what's getting him impeached after the Muller report approved relatively toothless demographic crept forward with their investigations and then trump's phone call with Ukraine fell into their laps and things began to move much faster the whistleblowers complaint is the new roadmap to impeachment clear and easy to read far more so than the Muller report or even the best summaries of it and with much less confusion. This one is shockingly simple. Washington lawmakers had at the start of the year scheduled another break for this weekend next but for members of the top House committees. It's all work and no play among the things they're considering the White House Office of Management and budget had to be involved involved in telling the Pentagon and the State Department to hold back that money for Ukraine lawmakers believe trump's been using oh embiid pull all the strings on a number of government policies by withholding their agencies funding will be busy promised intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff to which Connecticut Democratic Congressman Jim Hines ads the speaker has made it clear very clear that we are not to let momentum drop in these two weeks we will soon hear from the aforementioned ex envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker and acts Ukrainian Ambassador Maria Vich when they allow themselves to be deposed by Congress onerous after being advised not to buy Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. They agreed to appear anyway Volker today the Ivanovich on October Eleventh Week from tomorrow zero now trump's imprisoned former personal lawyer Michael Cohen would also like to speak with the lawmakers to tell what he knows about trump trump and Ukraine. Things are moving quickly still there are road blocks the three top impeachment committees have subpoenaed secretary of State Mike Pompeo Peyot to talk about his role with Ukraine and to bring with him his documents relevant to the Ukraine scandal will pompeo comply with that subpoena. We don't know yet but if this week is an indication Pompeii. Oh did order five of his State Department officials with knowledge of that phone call not to appear as requested by those committees this week for depositions and impeachment investigation centered around Ukraine POMPEII. Oh gave his order right after it was revealed that he was among those. I was listening in on the call until Tuesday POMPEII. Oh claim to know nothing about the call he had heard in real time bomb. Peyot is now a fact witness in the impeachment of Donald Donald Trump the schedule depositions of State Department personnel did not at first come with subpoenas but that's likely to change thanks upon Pao's intervention and lawmakers say in Pompeii. Oh does not obey his own subpoena. He will face felony obstruction charges. The House committees announced they'll issue subpoenas to the White House. If if it does not voluntarily ended a timely manner handover nearly all of the records pertaining to Ukraine stay tuned here here now with some helpful tips for interpreting the president during the impeachment Salon Dot Com's Bob Zesco. Thank you buzz so I've developed a convenient method of categorizing. Donald Trump's blurts in general shrieking his looney ideas as well as his wild threats either violence or revenge against his perceived enemies. Whenever you read about trump saying something outlandish ask yourself whether the outlandish thing is space force or nuking hurricanes the former space force was trump blurt alert over her during one of his endless coke grants that actually became a real thing the ladder nuking hurricanes was a concept that trump pitch to his aides as a means of disrupting opting mega storms but thank goodness he never actually pursued it for real. Here's another example his idea for a moat with gators and snakes adjoining the border wall. That's a nuking looking hurricanes idea while feeding visiting dignitaries. McDonald's hamburgers was of course space force because it came true. That's how we do it. Either trump's blurts eventually actually become a thing space worse or they die as quickly as their reported nuking hurricanes as you've likely heard the president is in the midst of an ongoing mental snap in which he's blurting new cockamamie threats record pace the in progress impeachment and the horrendous news that launched it are clearly disconnecting trump from his uncle in a way we we haven't quite witnessed in the past and I suspect it will only get worse as trump slowly faces the inevitable that is only chance of escaping accountability for his crimes is to resign the presidency with the goal of being pardoned by Mike Pence once he's boarded marine one for the last time so let's review in the past week or so trump has threatened the following number one. Adam Schiff should be charged with fraud while also being investigated and arrested for treason okay so trump has repeatedly said shift committed treason for yeah paraphrasing the quid pro quo in the White House is non transcript transcript of the call with with Ukraine's President Alinsky the threats continue during a pool spray and a press conference with the Finnish president on Wednesday. When trump repeated his treason accusations and of course we all know shift was merely illustrating the nature of the mafia style coercion employed by the president on that call? It's worth noting to the trump. Trump did the exact same thing on Wednesday when he told reporters that Nancy Pelosi said quote we can impeach him on this conversation. This is a great conversation. No Pelosi never said that nor did she imply such a thing using other wording nevertheless trump mischaracterized. Pelosi's language and actions therefore or by his own definition trump committed treason the upshot. Here's the trump will never order bill bar to indict Adam Schiff on charges of treason partly because he doesn't have the guts and partly because it's not treasonous in any way it doesn't have anything to do with offering aid and comfort to an enemy during war so the threat potential nuking hurricanes number two trump accused the whistle blowers confederates of being spies who deserved to be executed it goes without saying the whistle blower any White House staffers staffers who may have assisted him or her won't be executed again. Trump doesn't have the guts to do such a thing short execution though trump's interest in learning the identities entities about the whistleblower and his slash her confederates has everything to do with trump's interest in smearing them publicly to undermine their credibility and thus undermining the impeachment human process so in a way it's execution by way of smear tactics wants trump learns their names. You can expect Fox News to spring into action relentlessly docking Xing the accusers until the whole story is shoved back to a distance lightyears beyond the original allegations a distance at which the public begins to forget about why there's an impeachment underway in the the first place so the threat potential here is nuking hurricanes with the possibility of space for US number. Three trump threatened to investigate what happened during the two thousand sixteen sixteen election. This might be his most self destructive move ever. I'll explain clearly he saying here that the Obama Administration's actions during the two thousand sixteen election especially. NSA's intercepts of calls between Carter page in Russian operatives deserve to be investigated consequently trump has ordered bill bar commence a probe probe into the circumstances surrounding the intelligence communities approach to the attack by Russia against our election and attack the continues today by the way simply put what trump is now the first chief executive to order an investigation into his predecessor in the White House breaking with a long-standing precedent and don't forget Russia ZSA is pushing this investigation to exonerate itself as we all know trump always makes things worse for trump and this is a doozy as a consequence of this investigation and the Obama team trump's opening himself up to be investigated by the next Democratic president now that the president is broken this could lead to the prosecution of trump on a variety of federal charges beginning with obstruction of justice and myriad other felonies regardless bill bars currently in Italy pursuing on this matter while Lindsey Graham sent letters on Wednesday to the prime ministers of Italy Australia and England requesting assistance with the proceedings. This is a real thing and the blowback against trump is going to be fun to observe threat potential space force us as long as we bear in mind that most of trump's worst blurts are never pursued in real life and which are often directly contradicted by other administration officials we can safely maintain a reasonable stress level rather than flipping out with each chunk of crazy however we should never take for granted that the president is saying these things in the first place regardless of whether he means it. It's all damage. It's all diminishing America's reputation around the world. It's all fathoms beneath the dignity of the office office dignity. That's now hiding crawlspace somewhere under the West Wing until the trump's vacate the building and it looks like the events of the past month will absolutely l. e. hasten that moving day. I'm Bob Ceska for Buzz Burbank News and comment. 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