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NPR News: 02-22-2019 6AM ET
"This message comes from NPR sponsor. Comcast business. Business has always been driven by innovators. That's why Comcast business is helping you with technology that provides better experiences. Comcast business beyond fast line from NPR. News in Washington, I'm korva Coleman. Federal judge has imposed a gag order on President Trump's longtime informal adviser. Roger stone NPR's Ryan, Lucas reports stone has been barred from speaking publicly about his criminal case. Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered stone to appear in court to explain an inflammatory social media post stone posted a photo of the judge online with what appeared to be across hairs in the corner. Stone took the stand to testify under oath Thursday. He called the photo a lapse in judgment and apologized, and he asked that he be given a second chance. Prosecutors argued that zone was trying to manipulate public opinion and taint the jury pool and requested a gag order. Judge Jackson who grilled stone while he was on the stand said, she did not find his. Policy or explanation convincing. She said it was her duty to defend the integrity of the proceedings, and she barred stone from speaking publicly about the case, if he violates the order, she said she will put him in jail, pending trial. Ryan, Lucas NPR news, Washington. A federal judge in San Diego may soon. Order the government to identify and possibly reunite thousands more families who may have been wrongfully separated at the border from member station. K Q E D Julie small reports last June US district judge Dana Subroto ordered the government to return roughly twenty seven hundred migrant children to their parents. But just as the task was nearly complete. A government watchdog reported that thousands more children may have been separated that the judge didn't know about ACLU attorney league alert wants the government to identify them. So they can be helped the truth is they separated these families illegally deliberately and now they're saying we don't want to do anymore to hearing in San Diego. A US attorney argued that reunited. More families would be costly and time consuming to which judge Sabrina responded shouldn't the class include everyone who's been allegedly unlawfully separated for NPR news. I'm Julie small incendiary go. There's disagreement in the Virginia state house over whether to hold hearings into sexual assault allegations against democratic Lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax, Republicans say Democrats are blocking to Fairfax's accusers from testifying the democratic leader in Virginia's statehouse. Eileen filler. Corn says Republicans have refused to explain how the process would work, including how witnesses would be cross examined. We're concerned about due process concern about the within the best interest of the accused accuser. And the Commonwealth Virginia. How is that going to be done? What does that look like how do we move forward? She also says the Virginia state legislature could possibly heard a possible criminal investigation in Massachusetts. Where one of the assaults allegedly occurred. Word. Fairfax has denied the allegations. This comes as Virginia's democratic governor and democratic attorney general face repercussions from their admissions that they were black face several decades ago. This is NPR. The US Geological Survey says a powerful earthquake has struck southeastern Ecuador near Peru's northern border. The magnitude was seven point five. There are no initial reports of damage and is really spacecraft is on its way to the moon from member station. W M F E Brendan Byrne reports it's the first privately funded mission to attempt to touchdown on the lunar surface. It's called bureau sheet. Meaning in the beginning in Hebrew. And it was designed by the nonprofit groups space, I out on about one hundred million dollar budget of mostly private donations the Gulf card sized Lander is moon bound after launching on a SpaceX falcon nine rocket from Cape Canaveral. Hitching a ride with an Indonesian communication satellite. The spacecraft will spend the next two months making its orbit around the earth bigger and bigger before getting captured by the moon's gravity once it touches down on the moon. Beer sheet will beam back pictures from the landing site for about two days until it shuts down if successful Israel will join only three countries to successfully land on the. When the US Russia and China for NPR news. I'm Brendan Byrne in Orlando. The White House says the US will leave about two hundred US troops behind in Syria to act as peacekeepers this alters President Trump's declaration last year. He would withdraw all US troops from that country. Democrats in the house are expected to introduce a resolution today aiming to block President Trump's national emergency declaration Trump is trying to skirt congress to move around money to build a southern border wall. Democrats are expected to pass the measure in the house, but the resolutions fade is uncertain in the Senate and Trump can still veto it, I'm korva Coleman. NPR news. Did you know you can ask Google home to play NPR podcast for you? It's easy. Just ask like play the fresh air podcast, use Google home or Google assistant to connect with your favorite shows anytime.
AP One Minute Headlines Feb 21 2019 20:00 (EST)
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Closing Bell Brief for Thursday, February 21st
"Get exclusive insider access to Milan style and design with WSJ magazine and into Garay make private visits to galleries top restaurants and shops lake coamo and much more book this once in a lifetime trip at Indy. Gory dot com slash WSJ magazine or call six four six seven eight zero eight three eight three I'm Charlie Turner. In the newsroom of the Wall Street Journal stocks fell Thursday, pressured by some weak economic data in the US and Europe. The Dow Jones industrials fell one hundred three points to twenty five thousand eight fifty the NASDAQ lost twenty nine the S and P fell nine sales of existing homes fell for the third straight month in January. The national association of realtors said sales dropped one point two percent surprising many who had expected a rise. Some economists believe housing could rebound in the spring due to falling home prices and mortgage rates as well. As rising. Household incomes online immature. In company Pinterest has filed confidentially for an initial public offering joining a parade of tech companies seeking to list shares this year Pinterest reportedly plans to seek evaluation of twelve billion dollars. It follows a Wall Street Journal report Wednesday that ridesharing company lift plans to listed shares on the NASDAQ a federal judge Thursday imposed abroad gag order on Roger stone saying that his inflammatory social media posts posed a very real risk of inciting violence in a combative hearing judge. Amy Berman Jackson ordered stone the longtime Republican political consultant and confidante to President Trump to avoid any further comment about his pending criminal trial. It comes after stone posted a photo on Instagram of judge Jackson with what appeared to be crosshairs next to her head for more head to wsJcom or the WSJ app.
NPR News: 02-19-2019 12PM ET
"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from Comcast business having the nation's largest gig speed network was just the start. Now, they're providing gig fueled apps and solutions that exceed expectations and help businesses perform Comcast business beyond fast. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. The Trump administration is accused of rushing to illegally transfer sensitive US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia Democrats on the house oversight committee have released. An interim staff report that they say is based on claims made by multiple whistle blowers. According to the document career officials warned that some White House staffers, including the president's son-in-law Jared Kushner had conflicts of interest, President Trump signs an order today to begin the process of establishing a United States space force NPR's. Jeff Brumfield tells us what Trump wants to do will require an act of congress. President Trump called for the creation of a space force back in June of last year. This latest directive provides more details. Trump had wanted it to be a fully independent branch of the military. But this directive would make it part of the air force. At least initially. It's commander would be a member of the join. Chiefs of staff this arrangement would require next of congress. And today's directive instructs the secretary of defense to begin drafting proposed legislation while awaits for space force the administration hopes to create a separate space. Command that recorded a many of the military satellites for things like surveillance communications and advocation. Jeff Brumfield NPR news, Washington. Bernie Sanders is backed the US Senator from Vermont who ran in two thousand sixteen has launched another campaign for president in twenty twenty NPR. Scott detro- reports the independent says is twenty twenty run. We'll finish the revolution that began during the last race center surprise, the political world 2016, sixteen winning several primaries and caucuses and challenging Hillary Clinton for the democratic nomination through June since then the Democratic Party has embraced much of his platform like national Medicare for all healthcare plan and fifteen dollars minimum wage, but twenty twenty eight will be very different for Sanders. He's the twelfth declared candidate. For the democratic nomination and many other contenders. Share the same progressive views at seventy seven Sanders is the oldest declared candidate, but he tells Vermont public radio he's healthy and has the energy to run for and serve as president Scott detro- NPR news, Washington judge Amy Berman Jackson is ordering President Trump's informal adviser. Roger stone to appear in court this week to explain his Instagram post, attacking her stones Instagram account posted a photo on Monday of Jackson with a critical caption. The photo was then deleted and stone filed documents apologizing to the judge just Jackson impose a limited gag order in the case on Friday. And she again had scheduled a hearing for this week at which stone must appear to explain himself. At last check on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average was up thirty two points at twenty five thousand nine hundred fifteen from Washington. This is NPR news. USA gymnastics is announcing its fourth CEO in two years Lee. Lung takes the helm at an especially difficult time in the history of the organization. USA gymnastics is fighting to survive a widening sexual abuse scandal involving former gymnastics team, Dr Larry Nassar, the organization has endured a barrage of criticism for how it handled the allegations and the subsequent fallout. Lung is a former gymnast who most recently served as vice president at the National Basketball Association in the Philippines. Human rights groups are condemning the government for seeking the removal of United Nations scrutiny of more than six hundred cases of enforced and involuntary disappearances. From Manila NPR's, Julie McCarthy reports Filipino military forces reportedly are implicated in the disappearances the government is urging a U N working group on disappearances to no longer list. Cases, dating from the Ferdinand. Marco's dictatorship through two thousand twelve rights. Activists say that's tantamount to whitewashing the crimes advocates for the victims. Families said the UN should not give the government the opportunity to sanitize. What it calls a bad human rights? Record Manila argues that the Philippines has its own legal mechanism to deal with such cases. And at least one hundred of them have been resolved. Yet activists say was the tireless work of families that brought the cases to the UN's attention when the government through a barriers and insist that the perpetrators should be held to account before an international body. Julie McCarthy NPR news Manila, I'm Lakshmi Singh. NPR news in Washington, did you know, you can ask Google home to play NPR podcast for you. It's easy. Just ask like play the fresh air podcast, use Google home or Google assistant to connect with your favorite shows anytime.
AP Headline News Mar 13 2019 13:00 (EDT)
"Stacy's asia. After years of enroll dope within an inch of my life. I'm free receipts of a mind of their own go, paperless and manager travel expenses online with my taxi business, make the smarter choice of my taxi dot com. AP radio news. I'm Ed Donahue, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is going to spend more time in prison. He was sentenced today in Washington for his foreign consulting work on behalf of a pro. Russia Ukrainian political party. Here's the saga megani. Metaphor was sentenced last week to roughly four years in prison in a separate case and will serve about three and a half years on top of that Manafort had pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy. Which could have landed him ten years in prison. Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down the sentence after saying she'd give Manafort credit for accepting responsibility. But she also laced into it over the crimes Manafort earlier Reta statement, pleading for leniency saying he sorry for what he's done and asked the judge to not give him more jail time into instead. Let him get back to being his wife's primary caregiver. Saga megani? At the White House. Legal issues are not over for Paul Paul Manafort, he has been indicted. In New York City on mortgage fraud conspiracy and other state charges. Canada is the latest country to ground bowing, max planes, amac's eight crashed in Ethiopia killing one hundred fifty seven people Canada's transport minister, Marc Garneau says they got new information suggesting a possible, although unproven similarity in the flight profile of the lion air aircraft. And I cautioned that. This new information is not conclusive and that we must await further evidence. Boeing said it has no reason to pull the popular aircraft from the skies and does not intend to issue new recommendations about the aircraft to customers. The FBI says actress Laurie Lachlan has been taken into custody in Los Angeles. She's facing charges in a scheme where wealthy parents are accused of bribing paying bribes to get their kids into top colleges. The national weather service says a tornado touchdown in Dexter, New Mexico. Ten homes were destroyed five people were injured the injuries not life threatening. This is AP radio news. Some cosmetics are being recalled Claire stores says it has recalled Clair's ice shadows, compact powder and contour pallet after food and Drug administration. Tests found traces of best us in them. The company says the makeup items were sold beginning in two thousand sixteen until this month. It's removed them from its stores and issued an alert urging buyers to stop using them and return them for a refund in hellacious of his bestest fibers can cause lung cancer, though, the dangerous mainly associated with long term exposure clear says there have been no reports of disease or injury from the powder's Warren Levinson, New York Spotify is complaining to European Union regulators about apple for allegedly abusing its dominant position in music streaming and stifling competition. A formal antitrust complaint has been filed the company takes issue with how apple acts as a gatekeeper to the internet by controlling important platforms like the app store while also competing against services like Spotify with apple music. I'm Ed Donahue, AP radio news. Wherever you go. However, you go for energy on the go, and it's got to be five hour energy it works fast. It works long. It tastes good. And with zero sugar and four calories. There's nothing holding you back fits your pocket fits your backpack fits your on the dole life. Whether you're going to work going on vacation or just going out with friends five hour energy energy on the go. For more information. Visit five hour energy dot com.
4-17-20 What's News
"It's time for New Coal Sandler's what's news from Nicole Sandler Dot Com and the progressive voices network just days after declaring total authority over states. Donald Trump on Thursday gave the responsibility for corona virus related shutdowns back to state governors along with his new set of general guidelines for a phased reopening of the economy in a call with governors and at a White House news conference trump dubbed the moment quote. Open Up America again. Oh you a you allow our and presented it a key step in reviving a devastated economy and an opportunity for state sales leaders to tailor a response to their individual needs nice aspirations platitudes. But trump left many critical questions unanswered for the states including how testing will be ramped up. Dramatically and where additional resources will come from to protect millions of frontline workers so under these guidelines if a state documents a fourteen day decrease in cases and is able to return hospitals back to pre-crisis conditions then social distancing measures recommended by. Cdc can be lifted however these are just guidelines ultimately will still decide when and how states reopen here that Donald and more governors are doing that in the Mid West seven midwestern governors from Michigan Ohio Wisconsin Minnesota Illinois. Indiana and Kentucky have announced. They will work together in a coalition type group to reopen their economies. Also on Thursday trump. Invited a bipartisan group of lawmakers to participate in a task force to advise him on getting the economy going again. Every Republican senator except for Mitt Romney was invited as were some Republican House. Members and twenty two congressional. Democrats didn't see that one coming. Some Republicans called for returning to normal quickly. Democrats that it was best to continue social distancing policies. See the timing for the loosening of rules is suspicious as the. Us is not even close to being out of the woods the number of reported deaths in the US from Cova nineteen spiked to nearly double the prior record Thursday as governors extended their lockdown orders and the trump administration released these new federal guidelines to reopen the economy. But there's this analysis from the Wall Street Journal and the twenty four hours ending at eight. Pm Eastern Time Thursday. Four thousand five hundred ninety one people were reported to have died from covert nineteen here in the US. This according to this Wall Street Journal analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University the Prior. Record with two thousand five hundred sixty nine on Wednesday. The number of new reported. Us cases meanwhile was roughly equal with what was reported on Wednesday at thirty one thousand. Four hundred fifty one while we're talking numbers. I'm consistently espousing the opposite world nature of our situation. One of the best examples was in the rise of Donald Trump's polling numbers concerning his response to the corona virus crisis. Well not so fast. Bucko there was a brief moment in mid March when trump was twelve points above water in an ABC IPSOS poll fifty five to forty three. But that was very short lived. There's been a turnaround in the subsequent three polls conducted in the new poll from ABC Ipsos published. Friday forty. Four percent of Americans approve of trump's handling of the cove in one thousand nine outbreak versus fifty four who disapproved it's a complete flip and a ten point spread and that's actually just a microscopic improvement from the prior week. When approval was the same forty four percent but disapproval was a tick higher at fifty five the week before that trump was five points. Underwater at forty seven percent approve. Fifty to disapprove now. That's a trend in a more logical direction so donald trump's former lawyer and longtime fixer. Michael Cohen will be released from federal prison to serve the remainder of his sentence at home confinement amid the corona virus. Pandemic Cohen is currently locked up at. Fc Is Otis Bill in New York after pleading guilty to numerous charges including campaign. Finance BROADEN LINE TO CONGRESS. He'll remain under quarantine for fourteen days before being released. Federal statistics show. Fourteen inmates and seven staff members at the prison have tested positive for corona virus and in a related story. Us District Judge. Amy Berman Jackson on Thursday denied. Roger Stone's request for a new trial Jackson said lawyers for stone longtime advisor to trump fail to provide evidence to back up their claims of juror misconduct or provide any reason to find. There was a miscarriage of justice. In the case quote. The defendant has not shown that the juror lied. Nor has he shown that the supposedly disqualifying evidence could not have been found through the exercise of due diligence at the time? The jury was selected. Jackson said the judge sentenced to forty months in prison on February twentieth for lying to Congress about communications he had with the trump campaign about wikileaks. Plan to post documents stolen from the Democrats The good old days. And that's just a bit of what's news four now. I'm Nicole Sandler if you're appreciate these reports and the Nicole Sandler show. I hope you'll consider making a contribution. My work is one hundred percent listener supported. And I can't do it without your help. So go to Nicole. Sandler DOT COM explore but be sure to click on that donate button for more information.
AP One Minute Headlines Feb 21 2019 18:00 (EST)
"Don't gagged I'm Tim Maguire, the AP newsmen to Washington federal district. Judge Amy Berman Jackson has issued a gag order on Roger stone. After President Trump's longtime confidant posted a photo of the judge with what appears to be the crosshairs of a gun actor jussie smollet is out on bond after being arrested for allegedly filing a false police report on his claims of being a victim of a racial and homophobic attack. In Chicago police superintendent, Eddie Johnson empire actor Jesse Smolin took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career. I'm left hanging. My head and asking why authorities say smell led hired two men to help him stage the attack January twenty ninth wanna smell. Let's attorney says his client maintains these are outrageous allegations and denies they are true trial should begin early next year for nNcholas cruise the suspect in Florida highschool massacre that left seventeen people dead. He could get the death penalty. If convicted I'm Tim Maguire. You're with the rhinestone dog collar between us dogs. I just convinced. My human of grade to a new home with the twelve hundred square foot bathroom. I think she called it a yard with Wells Fargo's three percent down payment on a fixed rate loan. My human realized a new home was within. Reach learn more at wellsfargo dot com slash Wells Fargo home mortgage down payments as low as three percent on a fixed rate loan require mortgage insurance has the home mortgage consultant about loan requirements. Wells Fargo home mortgage is a division of Wells Fargo Bank NA equal housing lender. MLS d three nine nine hundred one eight you with the rhinestone dot collar between us dogs. I just convinced. My human of grade to a new home with the twelve hundred square foot bathroom. I think she called it a yard with Wells Fargo's three percent down payment on a fixed rate loan. My Uman realized new home was within reach learn more at wellsfargo dot com slash wolf. Wells Fargo home mortgage down payments is those three percent on a fixed rate loan require mortgage insurance. Ask a home mortgage consultant about loan requirements. Wells Fargo home mortgage is a division of Wells Fargo Bank NA equal housing lender. NMLS all right. Three nine hundred one.
Morning Brief for Thursday, March 14th
"Join the Wall Street Journal and National Geographic on one of five unique land expeditions to Israel and Palestine Columbia, South Korea, China or South Africa book this once in our lifetime trip at NAT GO, expeditions dot com slash W, S J or call eight eight eight two zero five five six two one. I'm Tanya boost does in the newsroom at the Wall Street Journal. British lawmakers unexpectedly ruled out a no deal exit from the European Union on Wednesday, overturning Prime Minister, Theresa May's Brexit calculus, lawmakers are now likely to vote on Thursday in favor of a further proposal to request a delay in in scheduled exit date beyond the twenty ninth of March that will require the unanimous approval of the other twenty-seven EU governments Roger stone informal advisor to President Trump is due back in court on Thursday before judge Amy Berman Jackson who is expected to set a date for his trial. Mr. stone has pleaded not guilty and denied wrongdoing and response to his indictment in. January for allegedly lying to congress, but his effort with WikiLeaks plans to publish emails damaging to twenty sixteen presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, the US's alleged the emails were stolen by Russian government. Hackers the journal notes that judge Jackson could implement more restrictive conditions on Mr. stones bail on Thursday after repeatedly having to revisit his public, social media and other commentary days after cutting the price of the model three sedan to reach mainstream buyers. Tesla is expected to unveil the model why compact sport utility vehicle event takes place Thursday night in front of a crowd near Los Angeles. Tesla hasn't said when it will begin taking deposits for the model, y but analysts expect the company to follow tradition and start soon after Thursday's unveiling for more head to wsJcom or the WSJ app.
AP One Minute Headlines Feb 21 2019 17:00 (EST)
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NPR News: 03-13-2019 7AM ET
"NPR podcasts are now available on every major platform checkout all our shows at NPR dot org slash podcasts. That's NPR dot org slash podcasts. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm to Wayne Brown. Several pilots in the USA. They too have experienced control problems with Boeing seven thirty seven max airplanes in two instances the planes. Noses pitch down unexpectedly as NPR's. Russell Lewis tells us this is similar to what investigators are examining in two fatal crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia the files come from NASA, which operates the aviation safety reporting system pilots used the anonymous service when they've encountered anomalies made mistakes regulators scan the reports and use them to suggest operational changes. In two cases pilots flying in the US late last year described their planes. Suddenly nosing downward after departure both times the crew disengaged the autopilot to keep flying safely in a third report. A pilot complained that the Boeing seven thirty seven Max's flight manual was inadequate and quote almost criminally insufficient in an order on Monday. The FAA mandated a seer. He's of changes, including improvements to the operating instructions. Russell Lewis NPR news. President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is facing up to ten years in prison when he sentenced later today in Washington DC NPR's Ryan Lewis says awry, Ryan Lucas says last week Manafort was sentenced to prison in a separate case in Virginia. Manafort pleaded guilty to conspiracy counts in Washington DC as part of his plea deal. He agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Muller's office that agreement collapsed late last year after Muller's team accused Manafort of line to them. Judge Amy Berman Jackson weighed the evidence and ultimately agreed that could factor into Jackson's decision on a sentence for Manafort who faces up to ten years behind bars in the Washington case manafort's attorneys have asked for leniency Jackson, also must decide on how much of any sentence. She imposes will be on top of the nearly four year prison sentence Manafort received last week in his related case in Virginia. Ryan, Lucas NPR news, Washington. The longest peace talks between the US and the Taliban in America's seventeen year war in Afghanistan of ended both sides say they made progress after nearly two weeks of talks, but Jennifer glass reports there are still issues to be solved between the militants and the US government using Goshi eaters on may Helios on says, it's clear all sides want to end the war. But there are still outstanding issues not least getting the Taliban to talk to the Afghan government something. They've refused to do and say has not been agreed yet both sides say this latest round of talk show progress, and that there will be more negotiations ahead. Jennifer glass reporting plans for withdrawal time line for the Taliban is still being worked out the militant group stress. No ceasefire deal had been reached nor any agreement for to speak to the Afghan government in the financial markets. Asian stocks finished lower today amid continuing global uncertainty some traders took profits from rally earlier in the week. I'm Wayne Brown. You're listening to NPR news. Authorities who accused dozens of superwealthy parents of paying bribes to get their kids into elite US colleges say the investigation is far from over actresses, Felicity Huffman, and Laurie Laughlin or among the list of fifty people charged in court documents that describe scheme to cheat the admissions process at eight sought after schools, including Yale University of southern California and Georgetown, desperate. Housewives star Huffman posted a two hundred fifty thousand dollar bond after an appearance in federal court in Los Angeles. Forecasters in Colorado or warning a very destructive avalanches is heavy. Snow and strong winds are expected this week avalanches have already buried cars and killed skiers in that state from member station. K U N C Ray Ellen. Shell reports. Avalanches have already left chunks of forests scattered across roads, and even dangling from power lines. Carl Brooklyn directs the national avalanche center with the US forest service. He says big snowstorms. This winter have caused avalanches across the west. But the events in Colorado have been historic. They've been landscape changing events, in some cases, where they've been knocking out, you know, acres and acres of trees and and forest. The Colorado Avalanche information center says quickly changing conditions will make human triggered avalanches likely. It recently warned on its Facebook page that this is not the time to try and outsmart mother nature for NPR news. I'm rail and be shell people are flocking to a highway shoulder in Venezuela's capital during the country's worst blackout. It's one of the few places residents can find a cell phone. So.
Companies Invest More in Retraining Employees
"Discover Milan Italy with WSJ magazine and into Garay. Join WSJ magazine editors for behind the scenes access in Milan. As you meet the city's most influential taste makers dine at top restaurants. Visit the private villas of lake coamo and much more book. This once in a lifetime trip at integrate dot com slash WSJ magazine or call six four six seven eight zero eight three eight three. We at what's news from the Wall Street Journal. I'm Anne Marie for totally and New York and tight labor market more companies are investing in training programs. It's optionally more. You have to open up the purse strings, and and pay for training for your employees. Not just to get the workers in the door. But it's a matter of retention as well, if you want your work to stay happy, you have to give them a chance to develop their skills. Wall Street Journal reporter, Zeke Mnaya joins us with more in just a moment. But first, here's some other top stories. We're following former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort who was sentenced last week to forty seven months in prison faces another sentencing hearing this week this time in Washington DC. He's facing up to ten years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of conspiracy against the US and conspiracy to obstruct Justice US district. Judge Amy Berman Jackson found Manafort in violation of his plea agreement. Ruling that he had repeatedly lied to investigators this week she'll decide whether his sentence will be added to or run concurrently with the forty seven months sentence handed down last week landlords could pose a challenge to Tesla's plans to close more than one hundred of its stores and galleries as part of a plan to cut cost and shift. It's global sales online. Securities filings show, the company has totally Saab legations of one point six billion dollars with more than a billion of that total do between this year and twenty twenty three tesla announced plans to close stores last month along with a lower sticker price for the model three sedan at thirty five thousand dollars. Allston round rock, Texas tops anew, Wall Street Journal ranking of the hottest labor markets in the US. The ranking used five metrics, including unemployment rate and wage growth to rank three hundred seventy seven US metro areas. Overall, technology centers and college towns have the hottest labor markets. But despite a strong market, not all parts of the country are seeing equal benefits to find out how your city fairs check out the rankings at wsJcom the cleaning craze sparked by net. Flicks. Reality TV show tidying up. With Marie condo has led to an increase in donations to thrift stores as consumers offload items that no longer spark joy, some thrift stores say they're becoming inundated and want to remind people to donate items that can be of use to others not goods. They simply don't want anymore as a manager. And an Australian charity told the Wall Street Journal, quote, we aren't a place for people to just dump their rubbish still to come. Why some companies are investing more in? Training for their employees. Join the Wall Street Journal and National Geographic on one of five unique land expeditions to Israel and Palestine Columbia, South Korea, China or South Africa along the way, you'll enjoy exclusive access to pioneering journalist scientists and business leaders in each country and game profound perspectives on the past present and future of our world book this once in a lifetime trip at NAT GO, expeditions dot com slash W, S J or call eight eight eight two zero five five six to one. Employers are having a tougher time attracting skilled workers amid a tight labor market. That's prompted some top companies to invest in retraining, their employees. Joining me now in studio with more details is Wall Street Journal reporter Zeke Nyum Zeke we got the most recent jobs figures on Friday unemployment fell to three point eight percent. And that's making it tougher for employees to attract top talent. But there are also some other factors at play here, contributing to a shortage of skilled workers, what can you tell us about those? There's been a lot of Henrik hang over this. Apparently corporate leaders are looking at the workforce and not just seeing a shortage of workers, but not seeing the workers that they need declining birth rates have been blamed for this a misaligned educational system. That's not producing the skills that are are hotly sought after and a quickly advancing digital workplace that might be leaving some people behind are there particular industries that are. Feeling this pinch more than others? Oh, yeah. There's some interesting blind spots in the labor market. A shortage of truck drivers shortage of welders. There's a shortage of a data scientist as well. If you have any of those skills, you are your resumes is highly sought after let's talk about what some companies are doing to bridge the gap. You found several employers who are investing in retraining. What are some of the steps they're taking? Yeah. It seems to be a trend a growing trend to say folks, looking inward looking at employs at our ready on the payroll and training them to to to get some of those skills that they can't find on the on the labor market. So you have for example, there's a company that I interviewed CFO that I interviewed for waste management a garbage company, and they always after their employees or truck drivers and technicians. So they've opened up new training schools. When a Florida went on Zona to try to fill some of those spots. Our company is spending. More now than they have in the past on training programs. Yeah. Yeah. Absolutely. I I've talked to a few CFO's who say that it just isn't optional anymore. You have to open up the purse strings, and and pay for a training for your employees, not just to get the workers in the door. But it's a matter of retention as well, if you want your workers to stay happy you have to give them a chance to develop their skills. The Trump administration is also taking a look at this issue. A group known as the American workforce policy advisory board met for the first time last week. Tell us about some of the factors they're focusing on. Yeah. This is quite a heady group. Do you have the CEO's of some of the biggest companies in the United States, and they're and they're tossing around? This question of of training, filling the skill gap. Trying to address the needs that they have in their companies and looking for solutions in educational reform immigration reform to try to bring some of those skills on workers into the American workplace. And you also spoke to some experts about longer term solutions to some of those factors. We talked about earlier. What did they have to tell you? Yeah. They mentioned that schools, especially trade schools would have to step in and and get some of the future workers of America trained up, and it isn't necessarily just a white collar jobs. That were missing we need welders when truck drivers immigration reform to get some of those workers from overseas, targeted immigration reform. It's a hot issue. But it's something that they were talking about in their first first meeting at other long-term solutions possible solutions. I mean, there's not much can do about declining birth rates. But that's something that they were also discussing. That's Wall Street Journal reporter Zeke Maniaci joining us in our studio in New York. Thanks, the Vicks. And that's what's news. I'm Ameri for totally in New York for the Wall Street Journal.
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"The following program contains graphic material, including offensive language, if you're this question is advised without the democratic form of government could examine switch it out. Standing on looking out overland tonight. Good luck. Good evening from our CBS news room in New York and EC presents Chet Huntley and David Brinkley from ABC this is world news tonight Jennings in London Robinson in Chicago. And from our desk in Washington Frank rebel to this historic legislation to tell cases law the free. The free. When the press is free of people of a country when abreast is free people of a country are in of flavor. Before we finish relation and the views of people making the news. It's been a cold Sandler shawl on the goals. Handler dot com and the progressive voices network. Any sensible human knows not to do never lick a bus station door handle never start a conversation with a man about infinite jest and never going to radio show hosted by a guy named Bubba. The love sponge Tucker Carlson is not a sensible human being defending underage marriage. I just don't think it's the same thing. Exactly as pulling child for me bus, stop and sexually assaulting up the rapist in this case as meeting lifelong commitment to women take care of the person. I love women, but they're extremely primitive their basic. Why like you too? And I mean that USA I mean that non way, but I I actually mean it. That is vile and disgusting and presumably the audition tape that got him a job interview at. It gets worse. If there were democrat to come out in the two thousand eight election and say, you know, what the problem is. It's these lunatic. Muslims who are behaving like animals, and I'm gonna kill as many of them as a can elect me vote for you. If you said that Iraq is a crappy plates filled with a bunch of you know, semi literate monkey. Hi, Tucker Carlson publicly advocated, a genocide well, promoting his MSNBC show to quote, Tucker Carlson's face. After the release these tapes Tucker issued a statement responding with all the grace and humility you'd expect media matters. Caught me saying something naughty on a radio show. I'm on television every week Night Live for an hour. If you want to know what I think you can watch. Not a little bad. Boy, advocating genocide will guess what? Fuck. Oh, we have been watching your show we've found it's revolting trashy of racist talking points. Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not saying Tucker Carlson as a white supremacist. Oh, no. I'm sorry. Yes. Yes. I am. If you have to take my word for it, you'd be moral obligation to admit the world's poor. They tell us even if it makes our own country poor and dirtier and more divided says, look civilization superior, and we need to defend it. What's wrong with saying that anyone in Tucker's audience doesn't pick up on his subtle messages? He sometimes turns up then dog whistle Latin American countries are changing election outcomes here by forcing demographic change on this country. They're political success. Does not depend on good policies. But on demographic replacement, and they'll do anything to make sure it happens. I'm just inform Americans, and nobody cares about them. It's like shut up your dying. We're going to replace you. Oh, that's where we having heard sweaty Whiteman yelling about being replaced before. So he's against white supremacy, but uses the catchphrase of the Charlottesville, that's like saying, I hate the movie borat. But you know, who loves it. My one. And none of this was hard to find the only indepth research. We did was to determine that. His name can be rearranged to spell old cracker nuts. Can't get to know. L? The white supremacist who waits zone warmer, KKK grand wizard and current plastic surgery mannequin, David pulse. Tucker his favorite commentator? Meanwhile, the founder of the Neo Nazi website. The daily Stormer says Tucker Carlson tonight is basically daily Stormer the show and he calls Tucker, literally our greatest ally. Now, many of Tucker's defenders say you can't fault someone for who their fans are just kind of true. If you own a restaurant that Neo Nazis Goto that doesn't make you a white supremacist, but if Neo Nazis go there because you make the soups fell out racist tropes than he. Might be a white supremacist. Worry about it though. Because it barely even exists. The American Naci party, then KKK don't really exist in a meaningless. Then they may have an officer a website, which is not ubiquitous in America places, really not even a meaningful category. Incredibly rare. You could easily live your entire life in this country without meeting a single person who believes anything like that most of us have with lives like that. I have you know, who hasn't. Like that anyone who has ever met you? Only one kind of prejudice in America. Everybody gets to safe-space except white men. They are hated and despised you divide people on the basis of their skin color and say this one group of people's lives. Everybody's life matters. It's so racist to say black lives matter just like it was so racist Lincoln to free the slaves because he then free a single person. Has spent nearly twenty years getting paid to be an angry white men on all three cable, news networks only two of which have fired him so far playing to white victimhood. Does his whole shtick eclipse what he's doing? This is genius. I don't even know what white nationalist means. That's okay, Tucker. There's a show on FOX. That can teach you all about it. We haven't talked about Tucker Carlson on this program for good reason on me, I've never ever watched his show, but media matters has been digging up on this audio of as Samantha b so eloquently called him fucker Carlson. On the Bubba Bubba. The love sponge radio show where he said all kinds of really sickening things. So hey, he said it he's got own it. So there you go Samantha b covering the Tucker Carlson. Insanity for us. But there's big news today. It's been a busy morning so far in our nation's capital. The big news. Of course, is that the Senate this just moments ago completed voting on the resolution of disapproval over Donald Trump's national emergency declaration for the southern border. So the vote it passed this resolution of disapproval past fifty nine to forty one with twelve courageous Republicans crossing though for voting with the Democrats. So were those twelve well. Hold on. I've got I've got their names here. Alexander blunt, Collins, Lee moron. Oh, that's Moran. I'm sorry. Murkowski, Paul Portman Romney Rubio to me and wicker. Now if you're thinking to yourself, but wait a minute Thom Tillis, I think of where's he from? I don't know they won the southern states. Thom Tillis had earlier signaled that he was going to vote in favor of the resolution while pressure was put on Senator Tillis by the White House and he flipped back. Thom Tillis has no balls if you would like to contribute a pair of balls for Thom Tillis think again, maybe just vote against him. The next election is Mitch McConnell in the bunch. No. Of course, not Mitch McConnell's not in the bunch. Now. There was another another vote in the Senate. You might think. All right. So this is the first time that Donald Trump has been rebuke. Dht by the Republican controlled Senate to which I would say, oh, not so fast. My friends. Let me find this story because this also happened this morning. The house. I guess so that was the only time the Senate did it the house passed a resolution this morning by a vote of four hundred twenty two zero. Urging the Justice department to make special counsel, Robert Muller's full report public and available to congress. Now, if you're thinking, wow, a unanimous vote in the house of representatives. I'd say not so fast because although the vote was four twenty two zero not all the Republicans voted in favor of it. Four of them. Yes. For voted present. Who were these chicken shit four? Oh shit. I don't have it here. One of them was that moron from Florida Matt gaetz in case, you're wondering a gosar the idiot from where's he from Louisiana? I believe or Texas or Tennessee, you know, he's the dentist who knows all about body language because he's a dentist. He's also the guy who's numerous siblings all got together and recorded a commercial for his opponent in the last election, saying do not reelect our brother, he's an idiot. He doesn't know what he's doing. He doesn't deserve to be in congress. Do not vote for him. He is simply unqualified for the job. So he was one who voted present. There were two others. Whose names escape me at the moment. But. You know, it's what you would expect. So it was four twenty two zero with four voting present. So not quite unanimous. Yeah. All right. So I guess we're we are we're into it. Let's let's continue and talk about the other stuff in the news because it was a busy morning in Connecticut. Big news out of Connecticut this morning, where a divided Connecticut supreme court ruled that the gun maker Remington. Can be sued over how it marketed the bushmaster rifle that was used to kill twenty children and six and six educators at sandy hook elementary school in two thousand twelve sorry. Quick aside to to answer a question from the chat room auto de Shah is asking is gigs in my is my district's congressman hell, no my congressman Ted Deutch chew is better than most. Let me say not quite progressive. But he's not a conservative either. I've got my issues with him. But so far, he's okay. He's certainly better gates is in the. The Florida panhandle. It's like, Alabama minor. It's it's Joe Scarborough's former district, and unfortunately, it is ruby red. It is it is right at borders. It's like the, you know, the the Pensacola, Florida. District that borders, Alabama. So no, no, no Democrats live there. Anyway, back to this this decision by the Connecticut's supreme court today. The plaintiffs include a survivor of the sandy hook shooting and relatives of nine people who were killed in the massacre. They argued that the a fifteen style rifle used by the shooter is too dangerous for the public and that Remington, oh, go SARS from Arizona. Thank you. I knew it was something out there anyway, and that Remington glorified the weapon in marketing to young people. So the justices on the Connecticut supreme court issued a four to three decision that reinstated. A wrongful death lawsuit and overturned a lower court ruling that the lawsuit was prohibited by two thousand five federal law that shields gun manufacturers from liability in most cases when their products are used in crimes. So that's that's big. It's a big move in the right direction. All right in other news. Well, you know, we found this out yesterday. But it's still in our news today. Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to another forty three months in prison on top of the forty seven months. He got last week for a total of about seven and a half years behind bars on federal conspiracy and obstruction charges. A judge Amy Berman Jackson warned manafort's attorneys about feeding Trump's no collusion narrative saying that prosecutors had not addressed the issue of collision in of collusion in this case. And she said that it was still under investigation by special counsel, Robert Muller. There's no cameras allowed in federal courtrooms. But there were reporters in the room who transcribed exactly what she said. And here's her quote is the judge speaking the no collusion refrain that runs through the entire defense. Memorandum is unrelated to matters at hand. It's hard to understand why an attorney would write that the no collusion mantra is simply a non sequitur. The judge then issued what could be taken as a warning to anyone still facing potential charges related to the special counsel probe. She said court is one of those places where facts still matter. So what did Paul manafort's attorney? Do he walked out of the courtroom up to the waiting microphones assembled in front of the huge gathering of press waiting for the the hearing to end stepped up to the microphone and said this one of them about to say will not be surprised? Jokes jackson. Conceded that there was absolutely no evidence at any Russian collusion in this case, thanks to courts to courts, several no evidence of any collusion rush. Liar. Not what you said. No. That is totally unnecessary. This you guys. I know I played the sound yesterday. Right after it happened. But it's too stunning to not repeat again today that that's lawyer. I mean, the judge specifically said quote, this no collusion refrained that runs through the entire defense. Memorandum is unrelated to matters at hand, the no collusion mantra is simply a non sequitur. It wasn't addressed in this case it never came up. And it was not linked upon and this moron of a judge. I mean of a of an attorney goes before the microphones and says the exact opposite says that the judge rolled in their faith said that there was no collusion. She never said. There was no collusion. This is gas lighting. This is what Trump and his lemmings do and they do it. So well, they will look you in the. By and say, the sky is greening you'll look outside and say, well, no, the sky is blue. And they'll say, it's green. We know it screen will prove it's green look with your own two eyes. It's green. And after a while you go am I nuts? You're not nuts. They are doing this to you. And to prove it, so Donald Trump, I guess this morning. There was a little press gaggle in the Oval Office. He was meeting with the prime minister of Ireland and. Again, he doubled down or tripled down or quadrupled down on the lies that that lawyer told. Have. No, I did have no idea. I can only tell you one thing again that was proven today. No collusion is no collusion. Should. You should buy has collusion, and it was all a big hoax. And you know, it was done and stated by the Democrats because they lost an election that they should have one because my college is in big honored for Democrats publicans today again. No, collusion the other day. No, collusion that said it wasn't. I it's a bold faced lie. Or is it bald faced lie? However, the saying goes it's a fucking by the man is a prolific liar. That's the one thing. He does often does. Well, he lies through his teeth. Nobody has ruled anything on collusion. The molar report hasn't issued its findings one way or another because it hasn't issued its findings home. My god. And yes, thank goodness. There were people that were in the courtroom who could shout down that attorney through his lies. I just I he should be removed from the bar. He should have his his his bar license. Taken away from him for misrepresenting. What the judge said? But karma is a bitch. Because just moments after manafort's latest sentence was handed down adding forty three months onto the forty seventy already got the Manhattan District Attorney, then indicted Manafort on sixteen charges of fraud and conspiracy and by the way because these are charges brought by the state not in federal court. These are charges that can't be overturned by presidential. Pardon karma is a bitch. We'll say it again, by the way, Roger stone was back before that same federal judge this morning. Amy Berman Jackson for a status hearing that was initially set to how shout pretrial issues and potentially set a trial date, and that's pretty much. What happened stones trial? Will. We'll start November fifth is expected to last about two weeks, and the judge then said that she didn't wish to waste time. Talking about the rerelease of a bookstore. Published in two thousand seventeen a move that could have been considered a violation of his. Bangor? The judge said she was taking it under advisement. But I did see some of the talking heads commenting on it and said that that. You know, throwing him in jail for that would have been considered maybe a bridge too far. But now. Roger stone has an eight month time period in which he's got a remain on the best of behavior. To quote, the idiot and the White House. We'll see what happens. Matthew whitaker. Remember him? The Trump's former acting attorney general testified before a closed door hearing yesterday in front of the House Judiciary committee. Jerrold Nadler who is the chairman of that committee came out of the hearing and said to the press that Matthew Whitaker did not deny the Donald Trump called him to discuss the case against Michael Cohen. Here's Nadler talking to the assembled reporters outside the hearing room. Breaking news from the chairman of the House Judiciary committee, Jerry they're telling reporters few minutes ago that former acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker in a meeting today did not deny having conversations with the president that could become critical in an obstruction of Justice investigation out of the loan and southern district in New York. Three million ways that we take away from today. One. I'm like in the hearing room. Mr. Whittaker did not deny that the president calls into discuss. Michael Cohen, the Michael Cohen case and personnel decisions in the southern district to while. He was acting attorney general Mr. Whittaker was directly involved in conversations about whether to fire one or more US attorneys three. While he was any general acting attorney general Mr. way to go was involved in time for stations about the scope of the southern district of New York, US attorney Berman's recusals, and whether the southern district went too far in pursuing the campaign finance case in which the president was listed as individual number one. Those are the three takeaways from our from today. Okay. So there you go Jerrold Nadler, by the way, I don't know if it's Muller's office or just the Republicans, but they're pushing back on on Nadler statement. We'll see it happened. Just thought I would share that with you. Okay. So today is Thursday. That means there are now. Fifteen Democrats running for the presidency better. Whoa. Rourke unbelievably made it official this morning. Amien are are happy to share with you that I'm running to serve you as the next president of the United States of America. This is a defining moment of truth for this country, and for every single one of us challenges that we face right now, the interconnected crises in our economy, our democracy and our climate have never been greater and they will either consume us. They will Ford us the greatest opportunity to unleash the genius of the United States of America. In other words, this moment of peril produces perhaps the greatest moment of promise for this country, and for everyone inside of it. Okay. If you say, so so that's better Little Rock. He released a video this morning. He's in Iowa today. Driving around in a rented dodge. Van. He'll have a big kickoff event in El Paso in the coming days or so today, Donald Trump I mentioned earlier spoke to the press from the Oval Office where he was meeting with Ireland's prime minister he was asked about better aerobic jumping into the presidential race. I could read what he said I have the quote transcribe because I know you hate his voice. But it's just so unbelievable that he actually said these words the president who mocked or reporter who has a physical disability, and he mocked his disability with hand movements. The president who is. About whom they were have been discussions. Reportedly among senior administration officials as to whether or not they should use the twenty fifth amendment to remove him from office that guy had the nerve to say that the way Beto Iraq moves his hands. He must be crazy seriously. Sorry, it's only eighteen seconds. Let me play him saying it because it's just unbelievable. Well, I think he's got a lot of hand movement. I've never seen so much an movement. I said is you crazy. Or is that just the way he that's you. I've never seen head movement. I watched him a little while this morning doing. I assume it was some kind of a news conference. And I'm actually never seen anything quite like studying. I'm sure you'll agree study it, I'm sure you're all agree. Oh my God. The man is fucking certify -able. Congress by the way in case you were wondering when they were done with their votes this afternoon, which the big ones are done. They're heading out for their March recess. Just so, you know, they'll be on vacation get next week. In case you're wondering the administration yesterday finally reversed its position on a Boeing seven thirty-seven, max jets and ordered the planes grounded the FAA, finally, citing new satellite, data and evidence gathered from the scene of Sunday's crashing EC opium which occurred. Six minutes after takeoff. The US was the last country to do. So. Yeah. From the misery loves company files, we head to Great Britain. Where today marks another day of Brexit voting after lawmakers yesterday were jetted the option of a no deal Brexit, so parliament returned today to vote on whether Brexit should be postponed for a couple of months to give everyone more time to figure this out. There were actually it was more than just that one vote. So this is already happened. So here's what went on the British parliament voted down the call for a second referendum that that was another choice. They were given today to vote to to do it all over again have a new Brexit vote. Just like we wished we could have a do over of the twenty twenty presidential election here. I guess some were hoping for a do over the Brexit vote while that that failed resounding lay three thirty four to eighty five and regarding they did vote to delay Brexit, the final vote on that was four twelve to two zero two although the European Union. Yeon must still formally agree to it before March twenty ninth. Yeah, that's the deadline for the for for for the UK to leave the European Union. Dennis Campbell of UK. Progressive magazine will join us tomorrow to try to explain what the fuck is going on there, and what happens next because I have no clue commerce secretary Wilbur Ross Wilbur Ross testified today before the house oversight and reform committee about his controversial in court challenge decision to add a citizenship question to the twenty twenty census Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was also testifying today. He before the House Ways and means and Senate finance committee's answering questions about Trump's fiscal twenty twenty budget proposal. And more. Yeah. Trump's education department budget released on Monday calls for ending a loan forgiveness program and would alter other student loan policies House Democrats, of course, are unlikely to approve those proposed changes and finally a shoutout to California's governor Gavin Newsom who yesterday signed an executive order placing a moratorium on executions in doing so he granted seven hundred thirty seven inmates reprieve from their death sentences. Do some also withdrew the lethal injection regulations that death penalty opponents already of tied up in courts and moved close to a new x and moved to close a new execution chamber, which has never been used. Let's see California's not executed and inmates since two thousand six and since then the state's death row population has grown to house. One of every four condemned inmates in the United States, Donald Trump for his part. In response said he is quote, not thrilled. I'm not thrilled with the governor's action. Although I did see somebody on Twitter point out. The fact that Donald Trump's shutdown of the government caused a delay in. Within the FAA within the system for a proposed software fix to those Boeing seven thirty seven a planes. There was no movement on the fix to the software for the whole time. The government was shut down. So in that sense. Trump is sort of indirectly responsible for quite a few deaths. Yeah. He's against the death penalty or he's for the death penalty, high just saying all right? Let's see. It's it's it's almost time. We'll take a quick break. We'll come back on the other side with the one and only Howie Klein of down with tyranny and the blue America Pac coming up next. Don't go away. I'm Nicole Sandler and Nicole Sandler dot com on net. Roots radio on GT PR on f y nation and other wonderful internet stations near you. Don't go away. We'll be right back. The your monthly donation. 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Steagle for dessert. Trier DNC tarts little cooking's tell the quality of that. Most restaurants give you a mint but at monkey jockeys. You get complimentary Sweden and law who picks up the tab for all this find out now with Howie Klein of down with. Or dot com on the Nicole Sandler show. I yes every Thursday. We get together with our pel Howie Klein to talk, politics and more. Hello Howie Klein. Hi, how you doing cold? I'm okay. How are you doing today? Good. Good day today. Yeah. Anything in particular? I was happy to see that the Senate just passed that that resolution decrying trumps of fate phony emergency declaration. Yeah. That was a big deal nine to forty one. That's good margin. Yeah. Very good. The only one the one last minute defection was Thom Tillis who had earlier in the week happy about that. Yeah. The end of his his his career in politics. He'll be defeated. Now. He's up for reelection in twenty twenty and how people are gonna look at him. I mean, he wrote a big at a he wrote a a major up and about why he was going to stand up for the constitution against Trump. And then he got a little tiny bit of a threat of a primary, and boom he evoked with Trump. And I don't think that's going to please anybody now only gonna off independence and some Republicans aren't going to like it. And I think that's going to be enough for him to lose his seat. I'm trying to encourage Brad Miller former congressman from North Carolina to to run. I don't know if that's going to work or not. But there there are a few good candidates in there. That would be great Brad. Miller's is is is a good one. Yeah. Brad's amazing. He's you know, I feel like he was he's the best elected official from North Carolina in decades Hm. Okay. Well, hopefully, he'll get in there. And. We can build on that. I don't know that he will. I mean, I think he, you know, he's saying he's you know, he's in private private law practice now. And he says he's staying there. But we'll okay. There was also a big rebuke of Trump in the house today where it was it was I hate to say it was a unanimous vote. Even though it was four twenty two to zero on the house, urging the Justice department to make Robert Muller's full report publican available to congress, obviously, it's a nonbinding vote. But the fact that it was virtually unanimous four members of congress voted present. And I understand that Matt gaetz that the toll his head out of Trump's asthma enough to vote president and stick it back up. Yes. And the others were gosar of Arizona. He's the the dentists who can who can read body language Massey and Ammash Martian, Matthew. I'm sure have their own convoluted reasons for doing it that are. Based on principle. They're they're both principal guys. Yeah. So I didn't want to condemn them until I read what they have to say. I looked for Martius. It wasn't there yet. But they I'm sure that they have a reason you unlike, you know, unlike gates who just insane. Yes. Who said something along the lines of all, of course, you know? I think that that everyone should be able to see the report. I just don't need to back up Nancy Pelosi to say, so he's such that would be gas. That would be gates. Yes. Says that won't that won't be messy in a March fell. Have some civil liberties reason for not backing it. I don't know what the reason is. But they'll have actual reason. Good. Okay. Well, I'm curious to see what it is. It'll be an interesting postscript on that vote. Then the Senate brings this up where I don't know. What do you think it will do in the Senate you'd think they'll be a few defections enough to to make this pass in the Senate? I do. Well, it should because the do. Although now that I think about it didn't didn't MC turtle already say he won't bring it up. Is that what he in MC? Turtle always says he won't bring things up. I don't know if that's why. I don't know. I think he said he's not gonna let it happen on it. Okay. Well, I wouldn't surprise me. But that's where we are aren't we? Usually, we talk politics one post maternal, okay? Whose approval rating in Kentucky. He's also up for re election. I think it was about thirty percent thirty something percent. And most people in in Kentucky. He's been in too long. And he needs to move along. I I saw his chief of staff just left today. I mean was it you who wrote that you think he's not going to run for reelection. No, I haven't met. I you know, I can see that possibility especially if he thought seeing polling showing him losing to a specific democrat. In other words, there is no specific democrat yet. But there will be there were a couple of good good possibilities and once they declare they're going to run and the polls lead asking. And if if McConnell thought seeing that he's gonna lose somebody. I think he'll back out. He's he's the longest serving Senator in Kentucky history. All right. Well, it's time to retire him to the horse farm. I think if anybody, you know, a lot of horses. I know I said that by the way, Donald Trump just all cap tweeted, the word veto and our friends on that it was already crazy earlier today. He what he claims that. Beta was crazy. Yes. He did. He did the way he could tell the betas crazy is by. Looking at his hand gestures. Yes. Yeah. I know I played the clip earlier just because I couldn't believe that the fucking moron who about whom the twenty fifth amendment has been bandied about to remove him from office because he certify -able is calling someone else crazy because he talks with his hands. Give me a fucking break. Speaking of Beto. Betto jumped in announced his candidacy for the presidency. This morning. Any thoughts on why he's doing this? Yes. I do have some thoughts about it. And and I I wanna speak from just wanna give a little background to the people who don't know that I know Beethoven, and and tell and talk about that for a minute, which is that when when I first met Pedro, he although I I knew a little tiny bit about him because he as a as a musician play played in the same kinds of clubs that the bands that were on my label used to play at small clubs in the middle of the country. But I didn't really know him at all. But I I knew that I knew the band, but then when I found out that he he was a city councilman in El Paso of so-called reformer. I got interested that here's this guy from a punk rock band, more or less was was in on the city council. So and it turns out learn although much much later I learned that he was not all that he made himself. To be on the city council. He was taking a lot of developer money, and really sort of a champion of gentrification of some very very specific ole historic neighborhoods. And there was a lot of opposition in those neighborhoods to what he did stuff didn't turn out as well. If you thought it was, you know, those then he ran for congress. And when he ran for congress, I didn't know that stuff about the city council. He ran against a democ on entrenched. Ally of Pelosi is a democrat who is extremely corrupt and had been in the wrong time, and he was kind of a conservative old democrat definitely a pro war kinda guy and beta ran against him with a very flashy kind of campaign the way he does these kind of fleshy campaigns. You know, young nice, looking energetic guy, you know, without a lot of specifics on on issues ran against someone who's got a horrible record, and is really really bad. So. No blue America backed him. And we we did some independent expenditures on his behalf, and he wound up winning, and then you get into congress. And he's like nothing so much nothing that we never back can begin. Well, I mean, you know, like right now, we're, you know, we're backing the incumbents not every incumbent that we ever endorsed. But we're only backing, you know, the people that are doing a great job like Ted lieu like Alexandria Cossio where she to to leave. Right. I mean, we're backing people who we helped get in who we think great. And we've bathed hope it's not like I against him. Are we certainly weren't? And he, but he was just thinking garden variety democrat backbench, you never made waves and never did anything sometimes voted well sometimes voted badly. He went up joining the new Dem's, and that got and then seem to sort of go in a little more conservative direction than he had been. So I wasn't happy with him. And you know, I carefully. I would talk to him. He. Always open to conversation. And you know, when I asked him about why he joined the new Dem's, he said, oh, you know. It's just a a once a week lunch. And I hear what you know, they have to speculate on things, but you know, not not good, not not not inspiring, not not anything. And but then when he ran against Ted Cruz. Wow. Yeah. So here's a guy who's kind of okay and likable and not bad on Paul not bad on most Palestinian good on a few things. Bannon a couple of things, but he's running against Ted Cruz an arch villain, and I feel. Hey, what the hell let's give them a hand sore? So we did back him for his run. And I thought he did a great job. Now, he says that in the middle of that campaign or the breathing actually in the beginning of that campaign. He got sort of like some kind of superpower, not he doesn't call it a superpower. But he got like this somebody that came into him from the outside there's nowhere. He comes from three says, he doesn't know how he got it where it came. I'm from. But suddenly, this kind of kind of an energy entered his body and made and made him say things and and made and made him, you know, move his hands around in a way that would disturb. And he and he became a really good candidate. I've never seen him as good as he was. And he got better and better as the campaign proceeded. So I was very excited about about him by the end and he came close to beating Cruz, but he didn't be cruise. Right. And now he had two choices. Or will? He had more than two we have further. He's wealthy. So it's not like, you know, he's got he hasn't to wear. I'm right, or or, you know, at all he married into a very very rich families. Right. And by the way, when I said that wealthy developers supported him in his when he was a city councilman that includes a very sketchy Republican firm real sort of scummy firm who only supports Republicans and him and his father-in-law owns it. Of course, of course. Yeah. So anyway, no, no worries about him for money. But he he had to decide what the young guy had to decide what he's gonna do for his career. He could have run against John. Cornyn who's up in twenty twenty. It was some early polling that showed them neck and neck. And then I think he was thinking very seriously about it. I know we had a long talk with Schumer who tried to talk him into it. And then another poll came out, and literally just a, you know, a poll comes out one day poll comes at another day. Maybe a poll come out next week to and but the poll showed him using badly to Cornyn and the next day. He's thoughts hinting strongly that he's going to run for president. And he never looked back. One set Bal came out. He was running and twenty I did a poll last night because because you know, leaked out that he would be announcing today. So I didn't poll last night asking people, you know, what do you think he's going to announce tomorrow where you very happy? Are you just happy are you neutral, or are you unhappy and came percent of the people said they were happy or very happy. That's it. Okay. Team percents. Eighteen everybody else mostly were. Forty four percent were neutral, and then everybody else was unhappy. So that you know, I mean, that's just people who follow me on on Twitter will happen to have seen the tweet somehow. And but I get I'm getting a feeling from social media that people aren't all that excited about him that you know, that people who were you know, crazy wild excited about him running against Ted Cruz. It's not gonna it's not gonna you know translate into him running for president. That's my feelings, and we'll see just spoke to a friend of mine in Texas who said, you know, kind of upper middle class Texas women are nuts about him. And they're really excited about this. Okay. You know, win the presidency that way apparently, you don't even when the Senate in Texas that way, but there's going to be something through Seattle him. I don't think it's going to be enough for him to go the whole distance. I think he's going to figure out pretty fast that this ain't happening, and I could be wrong. Of course. He maybe he'll catch fire. But I I at this point. I don't think. So my worry is that he'll team up with status quo. Joe that that's what I fear that. It'll be a Biden Bego and they'll run as a ticket in the primary. We don't want it again in this year of the woman. And when it's after we've learned really how much how important women of color are to the democratic coalition to white guys on the ticket is not the way to win in twenty twenty. I completely agree with you. I have been saying for the entire cycle that it's going to have to be one, man. And one woman could be a woman running for president with a man from VP could be a man for president. We will one for VP. But it really we the Democratic Party for the next few cycles at least the next four or five cycles has to have a woman on the tax write it was far as I'm in fact, I was even I heard some talk yesterday that Donald Trump is is looking at, duh. Thumping Mike Pence and putting Nikki Haley on the ticket because he sees the writing on the wall that that again to white guys in twenty twenty is not the way to win. Well, I mean for for them. No. Stuff has been going on for a while. I don't think she's running with. Yeah. You're wanting to run anything herself when he's out of there and in terms of dumping Pence that's been talked about a bit. And you know, Pence has a lot of followers who Trump thinks. He'll hold onto you know, even Jellicoe who who are really more attracted to Penton. They are to Trump. Yeah. And I'm sure he'll hang onto some of them. But some of them maybe not and he can't afford to alienate anybody in his coalition. An all he's he's too shit on shaky ground for that. Yeah. Exactly. You know? I just saw it's a random tweet on Twitter. I don't know who this person is. But at the comment resonated with me, they wrote must be frustrating to be Elizabeth Warren rolling out policy after policy, and then seeing Beddoe make a splash by saying he just like needs to be in it, man. Yep. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, that's that's the thing that the the Twitter person got it. Right. Yeah. That avai does not have any substance. I mean, you know, the the speech was really good that he wrote and humiliate me, then sent out the exact tame speech as a you know, that was on the video, you know, video centered out it's an Email, and and it's good and whoever wrote it for opponents, but there's no substance. It's you know, he did devise a lot of problems. But where does he stand on those problems? You know, he had an opportunity to be one of the co-sponsors like the majority of Democrats in the house were for for the Medicare for all. But he never did. He he he teased people hinting that he was for it. But he you know, where was the the courage of his convictions. And during the campaign, he never campaigned on it. I talked to him about it. And he kind of intimated to me that he was for it. So, but he he he would never co-sponsor it even though most Democrats, including. A lot of Democrats to the right of him blue dogs, a new Dem's cosponsored Medicare for all. He didn't nor did he and he's also talking about how we've got us save the world and from global warming. But he never cosponsored the green new deal either. Right. He can identify the problems which are pretty easy. He concern. The, you know, these easiest thing in the world is to show that you're better than Donald Trump. But whereas is be on that. Yeah. Now, Bernie and Elizabeth Warren among others. Are talking about very specific policy that they worked out over years. And with this kid just comes in. And he said, you me too me too. What right to where what who I mean? I just think he should have run. I wish you would rent the Senate. Yeah. No, I do too. I do too. So I use the. An RFK. I think I have my beta store. Coming up tomorrow. Okay. But I used a quote that I wanna read if I don't keep choking, Tom Swazi gave me Tom Swazis, a a moderate Long Island congressman, but he happens to be a friend of mine, and he he and we were talking about it's completely different topic yesterday, which has to do with how do you get to older Americans who who have, you know, the electoral power in this country and growing electoral power in this country. And hey, you get to them. Convince them that you know, something like the green new deal. So so it's Wasi as co-sponsor of the green new deal. So how do you convince them that they should they basically pay for the green new deal, which is going to have affect after they're dead. And he says it's not just convincing them that it's good for their grandchildren. He said that's not gonna do it. You need to convince them that. It's the right thing to do what he said is you have to appeal to their better angels. That's a quote people wanna do the right thing for the world for the country. We have to lay out the case and show them why it's the right thing. So they can brace. It was enthusiasm. Whenever people try and dissuade me talking about himself about what's possible. And what's not I try to remember what it felt like to be a swashbuckling idealist before I got beaten up in some tough political battles. He he he was barely out of his twenty s by the way when he. He ran for mayor. He became mayor. He had he he served four terms as mayor. He was you know, always being voted as the best mayor of a small city in America. You want awards? He did a lot. What a why when he was mayor. So then when he goes into is this, you know, Bobby Kennedy's one of his political heroes. He talks about Kennedy lot. And he any he read me this quote from Kennedy that I use in in my post and made me think about beta today as well in the lacking in Baidoa comparison between beta and Bernie, so let me read it. And then you know, let's see if everybody gets them talking about. So this is Swazi giving reading a a Bobby Kennedy quote. This world demands the qualities of youth not a time of life. But a state of mind a temper of the will a quality of imagination a predominance of courage over to Minniti of the appetite for adventure over the life of ease. So to me it sounds like he's describing Bernie Sanders. It doesn't sound like he's describing beta we'll walk who who you know. I hate to say it was the timid guy politically he was always a little bit worried. Now, he's in a a district. That's never going to get never gonna vote for Republican. It's a blue blue blue district. And yet he always was very very timid which made me think what does he so timid about why is he not being more progressive? Why is he always holding back? Why is he never among? Who vote the right way. You know? I I never I never could understand that until I figured out. Oh, yes. He's going to run for higher office. That's what he's looking at at creating record for himself as a Republican light moderate rather than as a fighting progressive. And what what Bobby Kennedy was describing in that quote was. When he's describing what the attributes of youth were and saying that it's not age, but it's a state of mind, he was describing someone who would stand up and be, you know, be strong and be ready to go to the mat? And that I'm I'm afraid that's not Bego his Bernie. Yes, I agree hundred percent is Barney, and it is a state of mind. And it's interesting that still you look at the crowd in any Bernie Sanders rally, and it is young and it is diverse. And it is it's it's America. How he climbed before we run out of time. I do wanna get your take on the story that I think is captivating the country today for a number of reasons, and that is the the story of the college admissions scandal just saw this New York magazine has a story. Here's a little excerpt. Former school official on Kushner getting into Harvard, quote, his GPA didn't warrant it. His SAT scores didn't warrant it. We thought for sure there. No way this kid. This was going to happen. Then lo and behold, Jared was accepted his dad donated two point five million dollars while you have oppose it. Yes. That from magazine that for my post, I that is from the new from New York magazine believe it or not in exactly eight minutes. I know that talks about the I know that's why I'm reading it to you. Because I just saw your post that's going up eight minutes. So you cited that very same story and some some other stuff because as it turns out, I'm not supposed to be talking about this. But I'm going to so please don't anyone repeat it, but his his tutor in high. He went to you Sheva in parameters. Okay. I need wasn't a very good student there, and he had he had a tutor. And it turns out many years have passed since then. But the tutoring is a good friend of mine. The tutor told me he is so stupid that he would be lucky to get into any decent school. He's not stupid enough not to get into anything. Right. She thought was he'd be lucky to get into like a good state university. He'd be lucky to get into Rutgers their New Jersey, which is where he was from. And when he got into Harvard. Everyone was shocked everyone at the Sheva was shocked and some people angry because it became very apparent very quickly that his father who's a crook. I went to jail, by the way. Yes, he did his father off Harvard gave he gave him to they gave Harvard two hundred and fifty thousand dollars a year for ten years Zuma bleed to cover both Jared and his brother who also went to Harvard, and I don't know if his brother's smarter dumb. I've no idea. So if using those terms, but but they both went to Harvard. Jared certainly would was not someone who could the anger back in New Jersey was that because he got into Harvard more deserving students who certainly had much better grades and and ply themselves better and had better SAT scores. And we're, you know, the the kind of people who Harvard supposedly likes to take in supposedly they didn't get. In. There was no places for them because because of Jared. Yeah. So that was so that causes a little a little bit of anger. But in in my piece, I talk about those same things that you were just talking about end about my friend, the tutor, and how shocked the tutor was to to find out that Jared who between her thought would, you know, be lucky to get into Rutgers wind up getting into Harvard. But what I the talk about is Jared father-in-law Jarrett's father in law who, you know, Donald Trump president of the United States now. Yeah. Basically flunked out of Fordham, Fordham is a decent school. But it's not doesn't have high academic qualifications to get in. You can pretty much get in there. It's not that difficult. In other words. If you're a, you know, C, plus or would be my student, you can get into you can get into Fordham. Okay, and got into Fordham did really really badly. You know, he won't obviously he's he's been able to tie up his academic records. But people who claim that they've seen them say he was flunking out of the school at which point. He went to his his his brother's former roommate who was in admissions officer at at Warton, I wa- university of Pennsylvania, Ryan, very hard to get into you get in there, you have to have an in those days, especially you had to have an a plus. And I mean, they play. I mean, you had to have an a plus more stuff sorted wanted to get very very hard school to get into and Donald Trump cut in. So how does someone flunking out of cutting not a mediocre school get into one of the best schools in the country, and that was odd? And you know, but he's kept that very very very secret. Well, how? He got in. But he is constantly bragging about oh. This is the toughest school in the country. It is a horrid school. Anyway, you get into it. He always be exaggerating that it was you know, better than Harvard and better than Yale in better than Princeton. But he got in. And that proves how smart he is stable genius. But the fact of the matter is that's not how we got in. So this whole scandal goes back to this, you know, privilege rich people, and it's it's not a new thing. I mean, I it's it's an interesting thing in the news right now. And and the way they caught it in the way, they're treating it as a criminal offense is very interesting. But it's certainly not new right? No. It's been going on that, you know, at the top of the the social ladder right now, so called president of the United States. There is a perfect example of it. Unbelievable. And you got to wonder about his sons too because obviously they're not rocket scientists. And they went to Ivy league schools as well and Vonk as well. Oh, absolutely. I should've said his spawn rather than his sons because they're all in it together. Yeah. And so today, I noticed that a group of rejected students who should have been able to get into some of these schools, but were turned down have filed a class action lawsuit lawsuit. So I'm sure we'll hear a lot more talk about that. In equipped action is not against Christner were Trump. It's again, right? The the school that accepted these kids by. Yeah. Who paid off? Right. Right. Exactly. Yeah. Because these kids who work qualified who worked their asses off to legitimately get the grades to get into these schools. We're told no I mean, I've seen tweets and posts from people whose one whose kid had a like a four point three GPA, and and couldn't get into the school of his choice. I forget what school it was. But, you know, then you see these these, you know, snotty rich kids get in. I don't understand what the parents are thinking because. You know, as a parent of somebody who is not a good student. The last thing I wanted to do with set my kid up to fail. I mean, I I only I alternate. When you say that. Yeah. I do about my post. It's come in two minutes as well. I I called roommate his mother worked for the board of education, and she was in a position to monkey with his permanent record, which he did. So he was accepted into a school where he could never have done. Well, he he was not he didn't have the academic achievements or the intellectual ability to do. Well, they're so he flunked out. And you know, he didn't even make it through the end of the freshman year. He I mean as an all his papers because his roommate was writing papers for him. But he was he everything else was an F plateau a on the paper f everything else, and, you know, the teacher said, hey, there's something going on here. And and he finally just decided to leave, and he he left, but what you say about a mother putting a trial or parent putting your child in. Physician to fail. That's exactly what she did. She thought she was putting him in a position where he would have an opportunity to do. Well, but instead, she, you know, maybe he should have gone to a community college thought, exactly. But instead, she puts them into a very very highly competitive situation, where is just ain't gonna happen crazy. Well, that's what's in the news today. How he client always a pleasure again your post on this college admission scandal goes live at down with tyranny dot com. Oh in about ten seconds or so, thank you so much Howie. It is always great to talk with you on Thursdays. We'll do it again next week. Good. All right. Nicole take care. Bye. And I'll see you tomorrow. Thanks for listening. Everyone have a great night. Bye.
3-14-19 What's News
"It's time for new coal Sandler's. What's news from the coal, Sandler dot com and the progressive voices network. Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort with sentence to another forty three months on top of the forty seven months. He got last week for total of seven and a half years behind bars on federal conspiracy and obstruction charges. Judge Amy Berman Jackson warned manafort's attorneys about feeding Trump's narrative about no collusion saying that prosecutors had not addressed the issue of collusion in this case. And she said that was still under investigation by special counsel, Robert Muller, quote, the no collusion refrain that runs through the entire defense. Memorandum is unrelated to matters at hand. It's hard to understand why an attorney would write that the no collusion mantra is simply non sequitur, the judge then issued what could be taken as a warning to anyone still facing potential charges relating to the. Special counsel probe quote court is one of those places where facts still matter she said, but after the court proceedings ended manafort's attorney went right to the microphones to explicitly lie about exactly that good things some loud people who were in the courtroom were there to challenge him. What about to say will not be a surprise? Judge Jackson conceded that there was absolutely no evidence at any Russian collusion in this case. Thanks to courts to courts have ruled no evidence of any collusion Russian. What? Very sad. Such sentence. That is totally unnecessary. You guys. Then just moments after the latest sentence was handed down the Manhattan District Attorney indicted Manafort on sixteen charges of fraud and conspiracy charges that by the way can't be overturned by presidential pardon. Roger stone is back before that same federal judge Amy Berman Jackson on Thursday for a status hearing that was initially set to hash out pretrial issues and potentially set a trial date, but stones behavior in recent weeks testing, the limits of his gag order after he and his attorney plotted a book publicity tour could also dominate the proceedings. The is clearly unhappy with him about the books availibility, and is told him he's crossed a line that she already warned him should not be crossed. Stay tuned at a closed door hearing Wednesday. Former acting attorney general Matt Whitaker did not deny the Donald Trump called him to discuss the case against Michael Cohen this according to congressman Jerrold Nadler. Comments about Whitaker's testimony before the House Judiciary committee. Three main takeaways that we take away from today. One. I'm like in the hearing room. Mr. Whittaker did not deny the president called into discuss. Michael Cohen, the Michael Cohen case and personnel decisions in the southern district to while. He was acting attorney general Mr. Whittaker was directly involved in conversations about whether to fire one or more US attorneys three while he was attorney general acne general, Mr. Whittaker was involved in conversations about the scope of the southern district of New York US attorney Berman's recusals, and whether the southern district went too far in pursuing the campaign finance case in which the president was listed as individual number one. Those are the three takeaways from today, and then there were fifteen Beto. Rourke made it official Thursday morning, Amy, and I are happy to share with you that I'm running to serve you as the next president of the United States of America. This is defining moment of truth for this country, and for every single one of us the challenges that we face right now, the interconnected crises in our economy, our democracy and our climate have never been greater and they will either consume us. They will Ford us the greatest opportunity to unleash the genius of the United States of America. In other words, this moment of peril produces perhaps the greatest moment of promise for this country. And for everyone inside of it congress heads out for its March recess Thursday afternoon, but not before the Senate votes on the resolution of disapproval over Trump's national emergency declaration at least five Republican senators Collins Murkowski, rand Paul, Thom Tillis, and my glee have said, they'll join Democrats and approving the resolution intended to challenge Trump's executive authority. The White House has said Trump will for the first time. In his presidency veto the Bill. Meanwhile, the Senate on Wednesday quietly voted to rebuke Trump over his foreign policy. They voted fifty four to forty six on a resolution introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders, requiring Trump to withdraw US troops from the Saudi led war in Yemen within thirty days, the house still needs to pass the Bill but administration officials have already advised Trump to veto that resolution to the administration on Wednesday reversed its position on the Boeing seven thirty-seven, max jets and ordered the planes grounded the FAA, citing new satellite. Data and evidence gathered from the scene of Sunday's crash in Ethiopia which occurred six minutes after takeoff. The US was the last country to do. So. And that's just a bit of what's news for now. Nicole Sandler, if you appreciate these reports and the Nicole sampler show. I hope you'll consider making a contribution. My work is one hundred percent listener supported and I can't do it without your help. 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NPR News: 02-01-2019 11PM ET
"NPR podcasts are now available on every major platform checkout all our shows at NPR dot org slash podcasts. That's NPR dot org slash podcasts. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Shay Stevens Virginia. Governor Ralph northern is facing widespread condemnation for appearing in photograph of two people wearing racially offensive costumes northern has issued a statement and video apologizing for behavior, but gave no indication of any plans to resign as NPR Sarah mccamman reports the photo published online today is from nine nineteen Eighty-four medical school yearbook. Ralph northern page has some pretty typical year, but pictures in it looks like a typical portrait one that appears to be him in front of a car kind of a cool sports car another one with a cowboy hat, and then the one that is drawing a lot of attention. And and is quite offensive to pretty much everyone appears to show one person in black face and another person in KKK costume. It's not clear, which of those people is governor north them. But he did just put out a statement acknowledging that he appeared in these photos and apologizing for us in Sarah mckim reporting, the White House has. President Trump will use his state of the union address on Tuesday to push for unity and bipartisanship following weeks of political wrangling over border security NPR's, I Asia Rosco has more in his state of the union address on Tuesday. President Trump will press for congress to find common ground on issues, like rebuilding US, infrastructure and cutting healthcare costs. The administration says the president will also lay out a bipartisan path forward on the current border wall stalemate, but didn't offer any details on what his plan might be Trump has said he will likely to clear a national emergency to get funds for a wall. If congress will not provide the money, the president's speech will also urged lawmakers to approve the administration's new trade deal with Canada, and Mexico that will replace NAFTA Aisha Rasco NPR news, the White House, you as employers added more than three hundred thousand jobs in January that's far greater than the one hundred sixty five thousand figure analysts were expecting. Light of the partial federal shutdown last month. Jobless rate remained at three point nine percent manufacturing activity showed some worrisome signs late last year. But Steve Beck. Ner says a January survey of corporate purchasing manager shows some games this year, the institute for supply management's closely watch manufacturing index dropped sharply in December amid concerns that slowing global growth and tensions with you. As trading partners were hurting exports. But in January the purchasing managers index unexpectedly rebounded more than two points to fifty six point six that shows an acceleration of manufacturing activity. Timothy Fiori who headed the survey says exports are growing more slowly, but that is being offset by stronger domestic sales of manufactured goods for NPR news. I'm Steve Beck ner on Wall Street stocks closed mixed with the Dow gaining sixty four points and the NASDAQ losing seventeen this is NPR news. A federal judge is considering a gag order in the case against Trump friend and adviser, Roger stone. Judge Amy Berman Jackson gave the parties involved until February eighth to submit briefs on the matter Jackson also says that prosecutors may use stones inconsistent statements as evidence in their case against him. Stone is accused of lying to congress obstruction and witness tampering. His next hearing is set for March fourteen the US has ended its aid projects in the Palestinian territories, including assistance for Palestinian security, forces NPR's, Daniel estrin has more from Jerusalem for years. The US was the leading provider of aid to Palestinians in the West, Bank and Gaza, but last year, the Trump administration cut, most of the humanitarian and development aid officials say it was in part to pressure Palestinian leaders to cooperate with US efforts to broker a peace process with Israel. Now, a US official says all aid projects for the Palestinians have ended. That's because of the US anti-terrorism clarification act. Which says if the Palestinians accept US aid, it could expose the Palestinian government to multimillion dollar lawsuits from American victims of Palestinian attacks under those conditions. The Palestinian Authority has refused. US aid Daniel estrin NPR news Jerusalem, national security adviser, John Bolton says the United States is honoring a request to send humanitarian aid to Venezuela. The move comes. As embattled leader nNcholas Maduro faces increasing pressure to give power the aid request came from opposition leader, one Guido recognized by the US and more than two dozen other nations as Venezuela's interim president, I'm Shay Stevens. NPR news in Washington. Did you know you can ask Google home to play NPR podcast for you? It's easy. Just ask like play the fresh air podcast, use Google home or Google assistant to connect with your favorite shows anytime.
Full Episode: Friday, March 15, 2019
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Doc hist dice smash college, admissions cheating scam, ins- coaches and facilitators lied cheated and covered up through crimes rebel Republicans in the president's national emergency embarrassing rejection for the president no question about and thanks from an ailing Alex trebek's. I'm a lucky guy. People in events that made headlines when world news this week continues. Being there matters in in a world that can be uncertain your United States navy protects and defends America on the oceans where there are threats against America anywhere around the globe. Your navy ships submarines aircraft and most importantly, tens of thousands of America's finest young men and women are ready to bend America at all times when pirates threatened commerce your navy is there to ensure the world's oceans are safe and free from tax. When disaster strikes like the typhoon that devastated. The Philippines in two thousand thirteen. Your navy was there providing medical supplies and relief to those in need when drug traffickers attempt to use the ocean to ferry narcotics to our borders. Your navy's they're defending America. You're navy is deployed around the world around the clock. Always ready when it comes to protecting and defending America being there matters in America's navy is already there. Anythi OB an airliner crashed this week, nobody survived eight Americans among the one hundred fifty seven killed nations in airlines around the world grounding or banning the Boeing plane involved ABC's Matt gutten at the crash site in Addis Ababa spoke to people who saw the plane go down. We've seen eye witnesses who said they saw smoke trailing the plane as it porpoise up and down trying to gain altitude before it crashed in a new report based on cockpit. Recordings finds the pilot reported problems almost immediately ABC news senior transportation correspondent David curly has the chilling details. Right after take off the captain reporting problems. The New York Times reporting the controller saw the Boeing seven three seven Maxine tilting up and down moving unusually fast. And then minutes later panic. A person familiar with the air traffic communications says as the genyk celery to beyond it safety limits. The captain then asked to return to the airport in a panicky voice the plane disappearing from radar three minutes later killing all one hundred fifty seven. On board. Investigators on the scene are now looking at what is called a Jack screw a threaded. Rod in the tail section of the plane, which controls whether the nose tilts up or down this afternoon. Data led the FAA to order a temporary. Grounding of all seven three seven max is in the US leaving hundreds of flights canceled. The concern is that the yoga crashes related to the lion. Aircrash less than five months ago. Answers may come from the black boxes which are being worked on in France with the current fleet of three hundred seventy jets grounded Boeing as stopping delivery of all maxes, but we'll continue building its fastest selling jetliner with nearly five thousand on order. Also, new details about the aftermath of that. First crash. One seven three seven pilot coming forward, citing a tense meeting between Boeing executives and other pilots last November claiming they were left in the dark about a new automated safety feature in this brand new jet after the lion air tragedy. We learned that. There was equipment on our aircrafts that we. Were not aware of it wasn't even in our books. Grounding. The max aircraft has led to the cancellation of hundreds of flights Southwest Airlines, which flies Boeing seven thirty-seven aircraft, exclusively scrambled define other planes mixed reaction from passengers as we hear from ABC, Sherry, Preston uneasy. Actually, I find south less a lot. I thought that they should've done better job of notifying people at least Priscilla Trumpy had just arrived in Phoenix on a Boeing seven thirty seven max eight when she heard that the planes had been put out of service here in the US. Lisa Hendricks was flying through the Oakland airport. She thinks maybe the FAA went too far. I know that they've had two planes have crashed so far, but there's so many that been operational that I'm not sure it's really as big of an issue as some people are making it sound like it is. And Dan, Louise, also in Oakland says he trusts the FAA. The need to go ahead and ground those eight I think they should I think from safety standpoint, I've got to believe that's on top of their list to both the crashes still going on there were mass shootings two months in Christ's church. New Zealand Friday, forty nine people or did details from ABC's in panel. Horrific scenes in the normally peaceful country as worship is where midday press, the holiest the week multiple people ruthlessly gunned down witnesses say a man dressed all in black entered the mess Gino mosque shooting an automatic weapon. People were running out Eissa some people had blood on their body in some people who are limping this man with blood on his shirt was the last to escape hiding under a bench who's this game in shooting in thinking that. If I get out I'll get sugar with keeping nothingness gross. So I could be allowed to men under woman now in custody in connection to the attacks. The shooter who appears to a being from Australia is linked to a seventy full page manifesto filled with white supremacist rhetoric. He's charged with murder New Zealand's, Prime minister condemning this terrorist attack. This is one of New Zealand's dacas te dice. Clearly weren't his hip, and here is an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence. President Trump tweeted sympathy invest wishes to the people of New Zealand the council for American Islamic relations, noting the shooting suspect quoted President Trump online, Mr. from your words matter. Your policies matter. They impact the lives of innocent people at home and globally care. National executive director knee hot oh on how rents coaches and facilitators lied cheated and covered up through crimes at the expense of hardworking students and taxpayers everywhere. That's the FBI's Joe Bonneville onto this week revealing an elaborate college admissions cheating scam. It's ensnared dozens of wealthy parents including actresses, Felicity Huffman, and Laurie Lachlan more from ABC's Qena Whitworth. Investigators say thirty three wealthy parents paying up to six million dollars to college consultant William singer, who they say paid off as a t and ACT proctors and bribed coaches to help land there children at top schools like Yale Georgetown and Stanford. The money allegedly funneled tax-free through singers, fake charity. No students have been charged. And prosecutors say many. Were unaware, Felicity Huffman. The former star of desperate housewives allegedly paid singer fifteen thousand dollars to help arrange for her daughter to take the SAT at a site singer controlled where he could arrange for a Proctor to secretly, correct. Her answers, one of the many services, they say singer was providing singer did guilty to multiple charges, including racketeering and conspiracy to defraud. Prosecutors say one family paid singer one point two million dollars. He in turn bribed Yale's women's soccer coach to recruit their daughter, even though she didn't play soccer coaches. And at least one athlete director have been fired in the fallout. Also includes loss of employment for Laurie Laughlin, the hallmark channel telling ABC news. They've cut ties with the star after discovering her alleged involvement in the largest college admissions cheating scandal ever charged along with her husband with paying a five hundred thousand dollars bribe to get her two daughters into USC. The network telling us her work will no longer appear on their air. Lachlan's daughter, social media, influence or Libya. Jade also feeling the backlash Sephora collection. Pro blending brush Sephora ending their partnership removing the nineteen year olds makeup palate. From its stores j trust may following suit. Saying his statement trust may is no longer working with the Livia J giannoli Laughlin and her husband each out on one million dollars bond using their palatial six-bedroom Westwood home as collateral Thursday morning additional fallout. The first class action lawsuits were filed a pair of Stanford students suing there were Turney saying in a statement, they request that anyone who paid an application fee to any of the eight named universities. But was denied admission gets their application feet return marketing CEO, Jane Buckingham is also charged in the scandal used of paying fifty thousand dollars to have an ACT Proctor. Take her sons exam now her son Jack is opening up telling the Hollywood reporter. I am upset that I was unknowingly involved in a large scheme that helps give kids who may not work as hard as others an advantage over those who truly deserve those spots. ABC's Eva pilgrim, President Trump has signed his first veto following the senate's vote blocking his national emergency to free up unapproved money for a border wall, a dozen Republicans voted with all the Democrats Trump this week increased his pressure on Republicans saying vote for this resolution was a vote against border security, but many of the GOP defector said this was about the constitution executive authority and the power of congress. The administration insists the president has the authority to declare a national emergency in order to shift federal funding already approved by congress toward construction of a border wall. Karen Travers, ABC news, Lou Whitehouse. As we hear from ABC's Mary Bruce on Capitol Hill. This fight is far from over the president's decision to declare a national emergency to. Build his wall is still likely to be clogged in the courts and here on the hill Democrats vowing to keep up this fight though, realistically, they don't have enough votes to overturn President Trump's veto. This wasn't embarrassing rejection for the president. No question about it. Twelve Republicans from across the ideological spectrum breaking ranks with their own president garage this week proposed even more money for a border wall and his record budget proposal here again ABC's Mary Bruce that president is requesting another eight point six billion dollars to build his wall that in times the amount that he got out of congress during the last byte now, look the president budget is always aspirational more than anything. It tells you about the president's priorities and President Trump is making very clear to his conservative base that he's not giving up on this fight even after he didn't get a single extra dollar during the shutdown fight. But Democrats they are also making clear that they're not budging on this issue democratic leader saying that history will repeat itself if the president tries to take on this fight once again warning him, quote, we hope he learned his lesson. Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort was sentenced to more prison time this week in a case stemming from the special counsels Russia investigation ABC news, senior Justice, correspondent Pierre Thomas says that moma's after Paul Manafort was sentenced caught up with his attorney Kevin downing surprised by Senate disappointed Manafort was wheeled into court parenthesis prepared statement. But this time telling judge Amy Berman Jackson. I'm sorry for what I have done. I want to apologize. But just Jackson was unmoved. It's hard to overstate the number of lies. She said and the amount of money involved metaphors crimes reigned from money laundering to tax fraud to obstruction of Justice still his attorneys argued he was in Robert Muller's crosshairs for one reason his work for President Trump manafort's lawyer telling the court, but for a short stint as a campaign manager in a national election. I don't think we would be here today. The judge Jackson did not buy it to defend it is not public enemy number one. She said. Said, but he's not a victim either. She sent us the once high-flying strategies to just over three and a half years behind bars on top of that roughly four years since he received last week moments later, downing went on the attack. It was hostile. And it was totally unnecessary. Manafort's. Team had told the court. Prosecutors showed no proof the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. But judge Jackson pointing out that was never part of the case saying, the no collusion refrain is irrelevant to the matter at hand. She suggested manafort's Turney was really putting on a show for someone else. Critics say that person is President Trump speaking to reporters that lawyer appear to mischaracterize the judges words judge Jackson conceded that there was absolutely no evidence at any Russian collusion in this case that bakes to courts to courts ruled no evidence. Collusion russian. At the White House. This question, pardon volume, have not even given a thought as of this moment soon after the sentencing Manafort was indicted on sixteen felony counts in New York state charges at fall outside of the president's pardon power this week the house made a largely symbolic request about releases special counsel, Robert Muller's Russia report when it's finished the measure blocked in the Senate, the house overwhelmingly voted to pass a bipartisan measure demanding the Justice department released the report to the American people undercurrent regulation Muller is only required to hand his findings to the newly appointed attorney general William bar. It's then up to bar how much of that information. He will release a congress Democrats say they want more than just a summary of Muller's Russia probe Justice. We cannot yield to Trump's attempt to discredit this distinguished team of legal experts. Neither can we let them bury the results of this taxpayer paid investigation across the aisle, Republican congress. Men will heard shared similar words tax payers paid millions for this information, and they should get to see all of it. The resolution is non-binding, but Democrats have vowed to sue if the report is in released ABC's Mona kosher object on Capitol Hill at another democrat to the crowded field of contenders for the twenty twenty presidential race better Rourke ABC's Paula Farris is traveling with the candidate in Des Moines. Iowa Amien, I are happy to share with you that I'm running to serve you as the next president of the United States of America that to overwork is joining the twenty twenty freight the only way for us to live up to the promise of America is to give it our all the former Texas congressman skyrocketing onto the national political scene. When a Senate race caught fire in two thousand eighteen despite his loss to Ted Cruz, the rock and roll loving forty six year old caught the nation's attention. He's offbeat social media posts of healing to a younger generation conservatives have called him a shiny new penny, and they are already coming for him saying that he drips with white male privilege and wealth than some Democrats are wondering whether or not he's the street fighter that they want or need. But there will be two big parts of his platform that was those will be healthcare for all and climate change as the economic and political situation continues to deteriorate in Venezuela. The State Department is warning American citizens still in the country to get out. Now US citizens in Venezuela are strongly urged to leave with the State Department listing as a level four do not travel country on par with Syria or North Korea. But commercial flights are starting to stop as blackouts and the threat of violence head Venezuela on edge special envoy, Elliot Abrams said in the event of a major threat. There will always plans to help people leave in in a situation of danger. There are an estimated thirty. Eighty thousand American citizens left, although exact numbers are difficult to track. Connor Finnegan ABC news the State Department. British lawmakers have voted to extend the deadline for leaving the European Union by a healthy majority is the right hundred twelve the left two hundred two. So the is the is. Ear agreed to back a delayed Brexit by at least three months, meaning Britain's March twenty ninth departure now looks unlikely EU council president Donald toast for one says he'd be open to a long extension if the UK needs to rethink its European exit strategy also UK lawmakers voted against holding a second referendum on Britain's E U membership at least for now. Tom rivers ABC news, London. A court in Australia has sentenced cardinal, George. Pell to six years in prison for sexually abusing two choirboys as the Austrian judge sentenced seventy seven year old cardinal Pell to prison, he had this to say about Pels attack onto thirteen year old choirboys some twenty years ago, the offending which the jury has found you having guys ding was on any view breathtakingly arrogant. But the judge also said Pell sentence was strictly limited to that attack. Not two separate accusations against him in the Catholic church of covering up sex abuse by priests you are not. Are not to be might I Skype for any filings or per se filings of the Catholic church Pell once the third most powerful man at the Vatican will serve almost four years without chance of parole. He says he'll appeal outside the courthouse. Sex abuse survivors, celebrated the sentencing even if some felt it was too lenient when Pels guilty verdict was made public last month. The Vatican said it would wait for the result of Pell's appeal likely to be launched in June before it considers removing his title, but survivors want actually soon Francis. He's talked Meghan Williams. ABC news, California halted the death penalty this week a largely symbolic move state has an executed anyone for thirteen years. But it technically reprieves all the inmates on what is the largest death row in the US. Governor Gavin Newsom blocking any future executions under his watch California has seven hundred thirty seven condemned inmates. He says they could execute one a week for fourteen years, but he feels a death penalty is unfair unequally applied to expensive. And that innocent people have been sentenced to death are innocent people on death row. There are guilty people on death row, and those people are not going to be let out by this act. They will be held to account, but families of murder victims are angry saying Newsom is not the judge or the jury. Alex stone, ABC news, Los Angeles, reputed, head of one of the most notorious crime families in America was gunned down this week in front of his own home on New York's Staten Island, the reported target of. This assassination. Fifty-three-year-old Francesco, Frankie. Boy, Kelly murdered in cold blood Steph from his front door, his wife and children home at the time. Kelly the reported mob boss of the infamous Gambino crime family shot multiple times in the torso. One nine one one caller telling a thorny is that he was then run over by a blue truck. This is significant because it's the first brazen killing of a mafia kingpin in New York. Going back decades nineteen eighty-five was the last Paul cast Alonzo killed in front of a restaurant that really paved the way for John Godley to then take over the crime family, which he ruled with an iron fist until he was eventually convicted of murder and racketeering in the early nineties later dying in prison. Also this week authorities announcing a record cocaine seizure disguised as a nutritious snack. The crates were labeled dried fruit, and they seem to fill the shipping container. But thority say it was all a front hidden behind those crates thirty two hundred pounds of. Cocaine seventy seven million dollars worth making this the biggest coke bust in the New York area in a quarter century, the massive stash discovered on a ship that traveled from win of Columbia to Newark, New Jersey, a legal point of entry to the United States. Customs officials seized the illicit cargo handing it over to the department of homeland security keeping it off the street. ABC's GIO Benitez the women's national soccer team has filed suit over fair pay speaking out now as we hear from ABC's Aaron Katersky. Three days after finding a gender discrimination lawsuit against the US soccer federation store. Midfielder Meghan, ripping told ABC news she and her teammates want to send a wider message to all women fighting for equal pay fight her. What you believe in you should fight for what you feel you earned and never give up twenty eight members of the women's national team said in their lawsuit. They have consistently been paid less than their male counterparts. Even while outperforming them on the world stage. US soccer issued a statement that did not address the women's argument, but spoke of its unwavering commitment to the women's game. Aaron Katersky ABC. News New York coming up. Thanks to the believe it or not hundreds of thousands of people who have sent in tweets texts. Emails cards and letters wishing me. Well, jeopardy host Alex trebek back at work when world news this week continues. Spending time in nature, improves kids, fit us, creativity confidence and other important ill need to rock helps families get out into nature by showing you places to go. 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"The. Eighteen radio news. I'm Tim Maguire. Chicago police superintendent Eddie Johnson could barely hide his anger when he told reporters about the investigation led to empire actor jesse's Malek being charged with a felony for filing a false police report alleging he was the victim of racial and a homophobic attack by two men Millette attempted to gain attention by sending a false letter that relied on ratio, homophobic, and political language when that didn't work. Millette pay thirty five hundred dollars to stage this attack and drags ACOG O's reputation through the mud and the process was made his first allegations democratic politicians and celebrities called it. A shocking instance of Trump, era, racism and hate Republicans. Now say it's an example of liberals immediate of rushing to judgment, a Washington federal judge imposes a gag order on President Trump's longtime adviser Roger stone. Jackie Quinn with more side. A Washington federal courthouse. Sixty-six-year-old? Roger stone a longtime political operative took the witness stand to try to explain why he posted a photo of district. Judge Amy Berman Jackson with an image that appear to be the crosshairs of gun. He later said the image was really a logo regardless. The judge rejected his apology and said he would pose a danger to others unless she imposed a gag order. Telling him not to discuss his criminal case with anyone stone is free on bond charged with lying to congress witness tampering and obstructing a congressional investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. Jackie Quinn, Washington. The man who caused one of the nation's biggest corporate meltdowns Jeffrey Skilling is out of federal prison. Skilling was a CEO Houston-based Enron when it collapsed into bankruptcy in two thousand one putting five thousand people out of work, wiping out billions in employee pensions. And stock this is AP radio news. The Justice department says. Sons of convicted drug Lord, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman have been indicted on drug conspiracy charges prosecutors allege the two brothers conspired to distribute cocaine methamphetamine marijuana in the US for more than a decade. Both men are believed to be living in Mexico where they remained fugitives musician and actor Peter Tork of the monkeys is dead at seventy seven ABC correspondent Margie's, Sarah Letta has more. The monkeys were derided back in the day for not being real musicians, but Peter Tork could play guitar bass, piano, keyboards and banjo. He was part of the Greenwich Village folk scene when he ran out of money and moved to Los Angeles torque set in a two thousand AP interview, he tried out for the biggest role of his life. Like it didn't matter. I was not at all nervous for the Monkees audition didn't care whether I got that I've been to number of audition since where I was quite nervous. I'm Archie zaraleta? I'm Tim Maguire AP radio news. Source. America elevates what it means to buy products and services your contract creates jobs for people with disabilities right here. In the US at source America, you can look forward to exceptional customer service grounded in contract expertise and specific industry knowledge. You'll get the products and services you need when you need them at a competitive price source America offers business solutions, you'll feel good about learn more at source, America dot org source America is an authorized ability won't enterprise run into old navy for fifty percents off old navy active. Today's only today and tomorrow, all your favorite active leggings, hoodies mesh teasing more are fifty percent off. Hurry. It ends tomorrow. At old navy and old navy dot com. Valla to twenty three and two twenty four excludes in store clearance.
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Roger Stone in court after posts about judge; Smollett posts bond, expected to leave court soon; NC elections board votes for new election in U.S. house race
"Courtroom sketch artists. The leads starts right now. Breaking news, former Trump adviser Roger stone in court right now attempting to say sorry to the judge after he posted a photo of her with but looks like crosshairs in the corner any moment, the judge's ruling might she lock him up. Also in court today. Jussie smollet Cicak Chicago's top cop says the actor pay two men to stage in alleged hate crime attack just over three weeks ago. The texts that small at exchange with those men were just read out loud in the courtroom. What did they say? Plus, an active duty coast guard officer accused of planning a terrorist attack in the United States, his hitlist filled with the names of politicians and journalists as he stockpiled more than a dozen guns. CNN breaking news. Welcome up to the lane and Jake tapper we begin with breaking news, former Trump adviser Roger stone is in court right now taking the stand and attempting to apologize for his Instagram posts stone posted on Monday a photo of judge Amy Berman Jackson with what appears to be the crosshairs of a gun in the corner. The caption referencing the quote, deep state hitman, Robert Muller and calling his case a quote show-trial, the blurring you see of the judges images CNN's own blurring stone deleted the pictures soon after and reposted this time without the crosshairs. He later took down that post as well minutes ago on the stand stone told judge Jackson he was kicking himself for the post saying he was heartfully sorry. But stone could not explain who sent him that particular photo. And he claimed he did not recognize the crosshairs at first stone was arrested and charged last month with lying to congressional investigators about his efforts to communicate with WikiLeaks to try to damage Hillary Clinton during the two thousand sixteen presidential election. CNN? Sara Murray has been in the courtroom today, and Sarah understand there's a ruling just in. Yes. That's right. The judge has decided to gag Roger stone completely. We have our folks inside the courtroom. We have folks outside the courtroom. This is just now coming from the judge. Remember, Roger stone had fairly tailored gag order before he just couldn't speak about the case around this courthouse. Now, the judges said, No, MR stone. I'm not giving you another chance. This is after after Roger stone decided to take the stand in his own defense. But the judge said that his apology rung hollow she didn't feel like his testimony was credible. And now she's saying he cannot make any statements about the investigation or any participants in the investigation not on the radio, no press releases. No media interviews, nothing on social media, and Jake you could tell the judge was very aggravated when she was in court today. She felt that Roger stone was shifting in his stories of how this post came to be. There are a lot of questions from her as well as from prosecutors about why he posted that image twice his role in it. And he wasn't able to answer their question about where the image. I'm from in the first place, which seemed to be a point of frustration for the judge in particular, Jake, and Sarah stone took the stand. He did apologize for the post. He claimed he didn't know what that simple meant that look very much like across air. But it's it's oft also just not the photo in and the crossers image. It's also the content of the caption. Well, that's right, Jake. And the judge did say, look there's nothing ambiguous about crosshairs. So she wasn't buying into this belief that stone didn't know what that symbol men or that. Maybe it stood for something else you pointed that out, but she and the prosecutor also pointed out that he then, you know, had this caption that he wrote on the Instagram post, which took aim at the judge took aim at special counsel, Robert Muller. And then he continued to do interviews. He went on on info wars and said that this was all something the media was jenning to make him look bad. And so she really felt that his statements around this Instagram post in interviews didn't reflect what he was showing up in core and trying to deliver as this heartfelt apology. And that's why the judge I think Jake said that this rang hollow. David urban is going to join us and talk about this ceremony. Thank you so much David urban. I wanna go right to you stone. Trying to play dumb on the on the stand here, crosshairs Instagram post, the judge was just not buying. Yeah. It's it's hard to understand how when you're looking down the barrel of a bunch of years in prison that you don't understand when the judge says don't say things about, you know, don't go outside the these two lines, and you go far afield of that. You don't understand? There's going to be re reprecussions is hard to it's pretty incredulous. The judge was clearly concerned that stone was trying to incite something. And she said she was not convinced that he was just all talk no action that she was she thought he was trying to get somebody to do something potentially to her. Do you think there's that much strategy going on in? Roger stone's head. I don't know if he specifically thought that posting this within lead directly to someone doing. Something but the insinuation is absolutely there. I mean, Roger stone. This is a pattern for him. This is something he he this behavior is not out of the ordinary, and it's so interesting that he would not be sitting in that courtroom today. He he wouldn't have the spotlight on him. Had he not tied himself with Donald Trump all of this all of this that Roger stone is quote unquote, going through registered things he's the victim. But whatever is because he's tied himself to Donald Trump. So look these antics enter thefts, and because he lied, but again, I wouldn't put it past them Jake that write us on headline previously, but because previously and various other instances, but specifically because riders tied himself to Donald Trump. He has gotten mixed up into the mess of that of his candidacy, and now the presidency he is sitting in this courtroom for antics that he regularly engages. It is it is odd ball that a president of the United States would be associated with somebody like this. I mean, there are sleazy people in all walks of life. But normally there's at least one person who's a buffer between the politician, and and the sleeves and Mr. stone has been close to this president for forty years. He he's probably got the longest political relationship with Donald Trump of anybody was was key to his activities in Atlantic City. Pushed him in previous times to run for governor of New York. Maybe for president they're terribly close. They're very very close. And I know Mr. stone likes to sort of hold himself out in public as Mary prankster, and this is not a prank. This is not a joke. You know, there's a federal judge murdered when Gabby giffords was shot in two thousand eleven in Tucson judge. John roll we don't even have to go back up to twenty seventeen when Steve Scalise. Republican congressman was murdered by political terrorist who want to kill Republicans derive survived. He was shot. And he's got he's still with us. There are really evil people out there and those of us in the public. I had to be really careful. Not to incite violence, or you post a picture of a judge with crosshairs. That's just not a mistake that could be incitement, Tony, totally agree. I think we've seen far too much incendiary rhetoric going on for too long. I think we've seen antisemitism on the rise in New York all over the world. I think we need to just settle down and stop with this kind of chicanery and all of that. I want to bring in the former assistant US attorney for the southern district of New York A L E L. What did you make of? Roger stone's explanation this afternoon in court for the Instagram post is claim that it was it was not intended to be threatening. It was extremely Roger stone issue. And by that I mean, he was trying to have it both ways. And he was highly non-credible this idea that he didn't know how the image God on his phone. He didn't know how the image got posted. He didn't know which of his volunteers. I don't know who's volunteering for Roger stone. He didn't know which of his volunteers did this and three bad things came out of this hearing Roger stone one he's got a complete gag order on him now to the prosecutor and the judge both. Said on the record that they found stones testimony not credible. That's going to have a major hit. If when he gets sentenced down line. There are sentencing enhancements for giving false testimony and three stone still could be looking at a new federal charge. And at the end of the hearing when the judge says on the record in front of the prosecutor, I found that post to be threatening. If I'm if I'm back in the prosecutors chair I'm going back to my office. And I'm going to my chief. And I'm saying we need to think hard about whether we're charging him for the federal crime of threatening federal judge. We'll let me ask you. I mean, it was it was it not wise for the defense to put him on the stand to put Roger stone on the stand. It was incredibly risky. I was shocked when when we found out that this was happening. I think there are thought was this is the only way we can avoid having a more restrictive gag order put on so they rolled the dice a little bit. But boy, did it backfire on him terribly. Are you surprised at the way the judge spoke with him? I mean, I know obviously, nobody likes to be threatened or feel like they're being threatened in. There is there are. Greater punishments in this country for threats and crimes against people who are symbols of law enforcement, whether police officers are judges, but her tone was really very very sharp. Yeah. I give her a lot of credit. Judge jackson. She shown before she had a piece of the Manafort case, she has a no nonsense. Judge. Her ruling was was not at all mealy mouth. She came right out and said what needed to be said she understands probably as well as anybody that they're real threats out there to judges. Prosecutors defense lawyers, and she looked she really could have sent him to jail. I had criminal defendants in cases, I've handled sent to jail for far less than putting an image of rifle. Crosshairs over the shoulder of a judge. I've had defendants remanded for getting caught smoking marijuana for missing curfew for minor things like that. So in a sense Rogers, don't she'll be thanking his lucky stars that he gets the walk out the front door that courtroom today. I want to go back to Sara Murray was at the courthouse. Sarah, do we have any indication? If stone does anything like this again, which let's face it. He could what? What the punishment will be what the repercussions will be. Yes. She warned him Jake in court that he could be detained. She pointed out to him that this was not going to be a third chance. And if he violated this order he could be detained. And look he's not allowed to talk publicly about this case. There are a few exceptions. He can ask for money for his legal defense fund. He can say he's innocent. And that's about it. He can still talk publicly about any other subjects, you know. This is one of the arguments Roger stern his attorneys made that he makes his money being able to speak publicly and she's still preserving that right for him. But she's she's giving him a very stern warning. Jay, that's always on one of the concerns about Roger stone that if you put a gag order on his case, he could just decide to violate it. And she's saying look if you decide to do that, I'm not afraid to put you in jail. So much David Ervine was going to say, you know, Roger stone has played the character of Rogers Rogers point. That's just don't walking out of court right now with this. So he he's played his character for tire. You know today, I think. He kind of went up against the wall. Where what what the line is too far is always pushed the line. And I think he went over that line and found out he got smacked down pretty hard by the judge unless this to remember why we're even covering this. Roger stone is referenced by Mahler during the indictment in Roger stone had said quote after the July twenty second two thousand sixteen release of stolen DNC emails by organization one. That's wikileaks. A senior Trump campaign official was directed to contact stone about any additional releases and what other damaging information organization one. That's WikiLeaks had regarding the Clinton campaign mother also claims to have direct evidence of stones contacts with WikiLeaks, which US officials say has ties to Russian intelligence. So so I mean, there is a six it's not just a freak show. There is a significance in terms of the Muller investigation here. Right. The the accusations against on or not only that he lied. But that perhaps in these documents indicating he could have been central to conspiracy. To invade the United States by means of cyber invasion, which is what the Russians did in the in the two thousand sixteen election, if that's deadly serious stuff when we Roger could go to jail for a very long time. And I think David's right that he somehow seems to not understand the gravity of situation. So I think at the end of the day, I think you're find out there's not there's no big smoking gun there between Roger stone and the Russians other than Roger stone's own hubris, and you know, standing up and taunting the special counsel saying, I've been indicted. I haven't been called before the grand jury I've done nothing. You know, you saw him coming out of this courthouse completely differently than it came out of the courthouse after his arrested and the Knicks Sonian pose and almost enjoying it. Right. And he didn't look like he was enjoying walking out. Right. Then I do want to say to your point about it. There's there's no smoking gun here. Look, I think the fact that Roger stone has been charged is in the courtroom repeatedly cells that there is some there there that the special counsel says there are these emails, but our emails. Okay. We're. Emails yet again almost about him emails. And so there there is some I've always said where there's smoke there's fire, and this may not be the fire. You know that someone by very good progressive friends I've been looking for, but this is the type of fire. It seems to be that. Roger stone was instrumental in orchestrating the release of the WikiLeaks, the emails from WikiLeaks or from or or some. Exactly. Fire starting hockey. And it's not, and I just want to notice someone just I mean, I was on the campaign trail in two thousand sixteen we're in we're going back into a presidential election season that is not normal. You should not have this kind of content around. We're going to follow some more breaking news as empire actor Jesse small at also just appeared in court accused of faking a hate crime. The new details were revealed and the judge's tough words for a different defendant next. A book dotcom vacation includes a beautiful all inclusive beach resort with all meals, all drinks, including alcohol activities taxes. Tips all included are most popular destination for all inclusive resorts is Mexico's Caribbean coast including Cancun Riviera Maya the people food history. And of course, the beaches make this a great reason to go, and here's one more right now. Save up to seventy percent off all inclusive. Mexico vacations on book dotcom. Imagine yourself relaxing all day on the beach shore by the pool with unlimited food and drinks all included sound good. Head over to book dot com slash podcast to save up to seventy percent off your next all inclusive vacation that's book dot com slash podcast. Breaking news any moment. We're expecting to see empire actor Jesse small wet leave court after posting bond. Prosecutors just laid out point by point their case against small at revealing extensive details about the planning behind the alleged attack, including prosecutors say he had his attackers by red hats to resemble make America great again, hats, smaller, just wrapped up his first quarter appearance for the judge set bail at one hundred thousand dollars and headed surrender his passport CNN's Nick watt joins me now live from Chicago. Nick, you're in the courtroom today. There was a lot of drama and a lot of surprising information. Jake. There were no cameras in there. But reporters were led and it was an extraordinary scene. Smell at walked in wearing a black puffy jacket. Looking straight ahead, no expression on his face. His family was in the courtroom. They stood as Jesse entered the courtroom, and they stayed standing threw out the proceedings as you mentioned, the prosecutor laid out their case that this was not a hate crime that Jesse someone that was not attacked by two people shouting maga- country. But that in fact, he orchestrated this entire attack. And they took us through it point by point how it was smell at idea. How he I recruited one brother than the other brother. There were a number of texts and phone calls that they cited to back up their case. You know, they also told us that smell it took the brothers to the scene tote them through what was going to happen that they were supposed to hit him. But you're not too hard. And they were supposed to let him fight back. He apparently told these brothers that they were to shout. At him. This is mega country. And as you mentioned he'd also given them a hundred dollars to buy supplies, including the news that made that wrote the wrote that made the news, I'm sorry. And also the clothing they were wearing that night. And also very interesting on the camera. He pointed out the camera to the brothers. And then when he was speaking to police, he told the police, I think that the attack was caught on that camera. In fact, it wasn't the camera was pointing the other way, Jake, Nick, the state kicked off with a pretty intense news conference from the Chicago police superintendent who did not hold back when it came to criticizing small atom. Listen Jay in this job. We get used to what I call law enforcement speak when they give press conferences, it's usually going to adjust. The fact ma'am approach that was not this. There were a lot of facts don't get me wrong. But also to pretend and Eddie Jones from was really speaking from the heart. And he said this city is taken in jesse's Millette, and he has slept everyone in this city across the face taking listen. Chicago police are pissed off their words, not mine. I'm offended by what's happened. And I'm also angry empire. Actor jussie smollet had claimed he was attacked by two men shouting, this is mega country, hurling, homophobic, and racist. Epithets throwing a noose around his neck Q, an outpouring of love sympathy and support on social media, but some doctors and a defensive appearance. Good Morning, America. True who make something like this up or add something to it or whatever it may be police say, that's exactly what's Millette did. So he went from that tearful TV if here in just last week to today an courtroom bombed hearing police say smell smollet new his attackers hired them, cut them. A check choreographed this entire attack. And why? The stunt was castrated by Sma let because he was dissatisfied with his salary. So he can cockpit. A story about being attacked police say they tracked to two alleged attackers using surveillance footage from around the city identified the two men one of whom had appeared on empire would smollet they'd flown to Nigeria after the attack on return. Tickets arrested them on arrival back in Chicago last week. The law says they can be held for forty eight hours for questioning eventually they confessed and were not charged. So it wasn't until the forty seventh hour of their forty eight hour hold time that we can legally hold them in custody that it that it took a change. But when we discovered the actual motive, quite frankly, it pissed everybody off. Here's what police say actually happened that threatening letter that arrived at the empire set week before the attack small it sent it to himself when that didn't work. Millette pay thirty five hundred dollars to stage this attack and drag Chicago's reputation through the mud and the process we have video of the two alleged hard attackers the day before buying the clothes. They wore. We also know they built that rope at a local hardware store. Police beliefs Millette plan for the attack be caught on camera. But the nearby camera was facing the other way they punched him a little bit. But as far as we can tell the scratches and bruising that you saw his face was most likely self inflicted Latin. Now charged with a felony filing. False police reports sentencing guidelines on that up to three years in jail. Absolute Justice would be an apology to the city that he smeared. Emitting what he did. And then be man enough to offer what he should offer up in terms of all the resources that were put into thank you out. Let's lawyers for now criticizing the investigation of the leaks saying they will mount an aggressive defense. Now, the judge in this case that it would be entirely inappropriate to release to Millette without bail. He as we've discussed he imposed one hundred thousand dollars from to pay ten thousand weeks backed him to be leaving jail cell over there at the jail has any second. Now, the other thing is that judge who has never gonna American. He said that if this is true, it is utterly outrageous. And he spoke specifically about that noose. That smell allegedly told those men put over his head. He said that symbol conjures up such an evil in this country. But he stressed listen and this until proven guilty, but if true officer -ly -rageous, Jake, thank you so much. I want to bring in two individuals Simone centers. You're one of them. What's your reaction to the story? I mean, look take one I have spoken with Jesse smell his team. I've heard Jesse tell. His account in his own words. And I wanna tell you when I taught when I when I had this conversation about two days ago. I I believed him I was it was staunchly believable. But Jake when the video came out yesterday of the two gentlemen, buying what I refer to it the hate crime starter back. I like everyone else had questions and so at this point wall where what my thoughts are that. I think we need to see some of the evidence. I think it's very concerning that all of these leaks came from the Chicago police department, so frankly, all we have is leaks from this police department now what they said in this press conference and with Jesse small and his team have said, and so at the very least, I think we should see the police report. But this is not a good day for Justice Millette. And frankly, it's a terrible day for folks who have not come forward who have experienced hate crimes. And who now are are are hesitant maybe head the tend to come forward if something does actually happen to them because of this. So it's just not a good day. Jake and still a terrible black extrema. Take a listen to what the Chicago superintendent said earlier. Why would anyone especially an African American man? Use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusations. And the judge according to a report earlier, the judge is also African American express a similar sentiment. Obviously the legacy of lynching in this country is horrific. It's a stain on this nation. What's your reaction? Look again, I think Senator Connell Harris and Senator Cory Booker and Senator Tim Scott, they have co sponsored the Bill to make lynching a federal crime lynching was still not a federal crime. And matter of fact, still isn't the in two thousand nineteen the Bill is passed the Senate. But it hasn't passed the house yet, this is very serious stuff. So I stand with the comments that the judge might also San with the comments at the superintendent may, but I'd like again, Jake I'd like to know things do not add up here. This just doesn't seem right thirty five hundred dollars won't even by around chip ticket to Nigeria. So I like many people in America and confuse even though I heard I've seen I've seen what the police department said I've heard what jesse's Maleta had to say, I'm confused, which is why I think this has been litigated in the court of public opinion quarter public opinion, I think Jesse smollet as loss, but this still has to go through the actual legal system. And so I mean, you are innocent until proven guilty. And I think we need to see some of this evidence the leaks from the Chicago police department of very concerning, but a news. Evoking images of lynchings are unacceptable, and it is not a game or Simone Sanders. Thanks so much. We're going to take a quick break. We do have more breaking news from another hearing, the North Carolina board of elections is going to hold a new election in one US congressional district after massive election fraud was uncovered stay with us. 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Amidst allegations of fraud on behalf of the Republican Mark Harris Harris today said a new election should be called after the hearing into allegations that one of his consulted consultants tampered with absentee ballots CNN's. Diane Gallagher joins me now live from Raleigh, North Carolina. Diane there will now be a new election. And the board just voted by Ferguson vote five to zero to hold a new election. That means they're going to be new primaries here as well. In the North Carolina's ninth congressional district. It's a complete one eighty what Mark Harris did today. Jake. He came into this essentially going with this GOP line that there was some sort of conspiracy to prevent the Republican who won the race from taking office. But look it's ended the way it began. It started with this astonishing testimony from a worker who explicitly detailed being paid collecting ballots adding in votes, not sealing them and his son his own son, and assistant US attorney general then testified produced emails a paper trail that basically refuted every single claim that his father had made about having no idea about this operatives pass in public. Now, we were surprised by Mark Harrison's decision today. He was asked as he was leaving whether or not he was going to run again, Jake. He did not answer. But his wife Beth said that it was something they would have to think about. Or Diane Gallagher. Thank you so much. Also in our national lead today this afternoon. Prosecutors presented evidence that a coastguard officer plan to domestic terror attack and hope to kill as many people as possible. And now the accused who calls himself, a white nationalist is behind bars until his trial. The US attorney for Maryland said today, Christopher Hassen built up a stockpile of weapons and amunition inside his Silver, Spring, Maryland home and created a hit list of prominent democratic politicians as well as media figures he wanted to target which includes regrettably, some CNN anchors. Jessica Schneider joins me live outside the courthouse where the accused of here this afternoon, and Jessica his lawyers tried to argue that what he's accused of is not a crime. How? Yeah. That's exactly right. So notably Jake this criminal complaint. It only charges Lieutenant Hasson with drug and firearms possession. There's actually no violent crime that's alleged here. And that's exactly what his attorney the assistant federal public defender. Tried to argue in stress to the judge. She said look judge in this detention memo, the government lays out this massive plot that Lieutenant Hasson was plotting this mass murder, but they don't actually charge it. In fact, the defender the public defender putting it this way saying we are not yet a society that criminalizes people for their thoughts or detains people for their internet searches. So making the point that he shouldn't be detained because he's not charged with any violent crime. The judge in part bought that argument. However, he's still ruled that Lieutenant Hassans should be detained pending his trial because he does in the judge's view. Pose a danger to the one caveat to that Jake if the government here doesn't press any additional charges against Lieutenant hasn't in the next four. Eighteen days any violent crime charges. The defense team can come back and once again argue for his release from detention, Jake just explain to us who exactly prosecutors say the subject plan to to target and why he chose them. Prosecutors actually say that Lieutenant Hassen maintained this list, they say it was on an excel spreadsheet that's actually stored on his work, computer. They say that on the hit list he was really targeting some prominent politicians, including house speaker Nancy Pelosi Senate, minority leader Chuck Schumer among other some democratic candidates for president in twenty twenty. They also say on the hitless where some prominent media personalities, and the prosecutors say that Lieutenant has was actually taking his cue from a Norwegian convicted terrorists unders brevity. He published this fifteen hundred page manifesto and prosecutors were worried that Lieutenant Hassen was laying the groundwork for a similar type of mass murder here. And that's what they contend Jake. Thanks so much the quarter. Raymond highlights the draft of a letter that the suspect wrote to a quote known American neo-nazi leader. And it says quote in the letter the defendant identified himself as a white nationalist for over thirty years and advocated for focused violence in order to establish. A white homeland. That's the definition of terrorism terrorism is the intentional targeting of civilians with violence or threats to achieve a political end Americans tend to think about nine eleven rightly, but this is homegrown terrorism. The anti defamation league said there were fifty political crimes hate crimes political terrorism acts last year, frankly, every one of them committed by the far right now, I mentioned earlier it was it was somebody who hated Republicans who shot and wounded congressman Scalia from so it's not it's not. But right now, there's an ace symmetrical hatred in this country. And I have to say our president should be standing up and saying violence is wrong targeting media figures in politicians is wrong. He has an obligation here to speak out against these kinds of hate crimes anti. I mean share. I think the president should absolutely do that. But I don't think it's fair to sort of pin assault on the president of the United States. I think political violence is an unfortunate reality in America's berry, bloody hissed. Sorry. We had a lot of political violence in the nineteen sixties seventies. So he needs to speak out and firmly speak out. It is unacceptable. We need a free press in this country and these democratic politicians they should not be targeted. This guy deserves go to jail and he deserves to have the book thrown out him, and he has a domestic terrorist. As far as I'm concerned and enough of this kind of crap prosecutors say that his Google searches included, quote, what if Trump illegally impeached, civil war, if Trump impeached where in DC does congress live the court documents go on to say that the defendant performed that. This is a quote, the defendant performed an internet search for Joe Scarborough after the MSNBC personality after viewing a headline claiming that Scarborough referred to President Trump as the worst ever, obviously, this individual is responsible for his own actions. We're not blaming the president or anyone else for his actions. But he clearly has a political view here. Look he's clearly mentally ill. That's that's the that's the key. Look lots of. Anders Behring the gentleman who he's he's kind of fashioning himself after the mass murder killed seventy seven people in Norway. I mean, that's always looking at for guidance here in his hatred, unfortunately channeled in a wrong direction, but the guys clear clearly mentally ill or lots of people. And if you wanna talk about what the crisis is in America, let's discuss the opioids mental illness homeless this. There are lots of crises. We should have full throated stigmatize mental illness. No, this is evil not meant we don't he's mentally ill. We know he's guilty. He's evil evil and mentally ill as well. And listen, Paul. I mean, nobody sits down at their house and stockpiles of weapons and writes hatred like that if they don't have some sort of subset screw. So that's not normal behavior. But I I would be remiss if I didn't point out that the news came just hours after President Trump tweeted in part, quote, the press has never been more dishonest than it is today stories are written it eventually no basis in fact in response. Rachel Pachalla reporter at the capital gazette. We're five journalists were killed during a horrific mass shooting last June tweeted as one of the six survivors of our nation's only newsra mass shooting seeing generalised media-bashing tweets from the president makes me fear for my life is words have power and give bad actors justification to act. We saw I think it was a week or two ago at a at a Trump rally and El Paso, one of his supporters went over to a BBC journalist and and attacked him. That's all I mean, we also saw the president tweet not a couple of days ago, specifically singling out the New York Times and saying. They the New York Times is the enemy of the people. And so what this gentleman did. And I'd like to remind folks that the KKK were the original domestic terrorists. And so if we are folks anyone out there is not calling this Mesic terrorism. I'm floor you to change your language? Yeah. Everybody I'm talking about the folks at home Jake because people like to play semantics, and we can't play semantics with terrorism, but when it comes to Donald Trump, I think what folks are what what Paul's getting that. And I agree with him. And what folks myself are asking for is that the president has to change his rhetoric and his words matter rhetoric coming from his Twitter feed and the White House and the put him in his rallies. They matter and his rhetoric is not only not only hot it is inflammatory and your words can incite violence. There needs to be kind of both sides you to put their guns down there. Has anybody? Anybody three minutes up saying. I'm simply saying we just both sides. No, the the media needs to stop referring to the president is the enemy of the people and everything the president does is not the end of the world every action that he takes is not something incite violence, and everything the president realized everything the media does is an doesn't make them the enemy tell the media. No. Know the enemy of the people who the cover covered chain inflammatory. And if he feels like he. Load off what off the one that's on ninety percent. If you look at look statistically, negative coverage isn't calling the president. But it's it's incredibly negative coverage. All right. Pretty certain coverage compared the nationalist, not clever ones ninety around in America and not even call in American seen in this picture with a Joseph Stalin portrait is now a new target of the senate's Russia investigation his links to Russia and to Donald Trump coming up. Stay with us. Remember to create an ad like this one visit pure winning dot com slash CNN. Something of a mystery on Capitol Hill today. Michael Cohen, President Trump's former fixer and personal attorney was spotted heading into the Senate intelligence committee hearing room just a week before he's scheduled to testify both publicly and behind closed doors. I wanna bring Pamela Brown Hamlin next week's public testimony is highly anticipated. Why was going on the hill today? You know, as you said it's somewhat of a mystery Jake he spent several hours today inside the cell Senate intelligence committee, secure spaces ahead of his closed door testimony scheduled before the panel next week. This is an unusual step for witnesses who have been interviewed by the panel was part of the two year Russia investigation, though, I did speak to see an legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin who says it would make sense for both sides. Michael Cohen and Senate Intel to coordinate to prepare before such a highly anticipated testimony next week, but he was spotted departing. And then we're turning from the committee spaces today after lunch using a freight elevator to move through the capital. Because in his attorney Lynn Davis declined to answer questions about what they were doing there today, but the Senate until testimony will be behind closed doors next week along with his testimony to house until but he is slated testify publicly on Wednesday before the house oversight committee, and that will be the testimony garnering a lot of it to Jen because he's been cleared to talk about the President Trump and his businesses, including hush money payments, his compliance with tax laws attempts by Trump to intimidate witnesses. And the accuracy of Trump's statements now Russia related matters will be handled behind closed doors bison, an Intel. But of course, see Michael Cohen with his attorney on Capitol Hill today, spurred a lot of speculation Jake. Thank you so much. Well, Michael Cohen hunch negotiations for a possible Trump Tower Moscow well into the two thousand sixteen presidential campaign. It was this man who shepherded Donald Trump around Russia during his visit in the hundred ninety s when Trump was pursuing a real estate deal there. Now, multiple sources confirmed the CNN that Senate Intel. Committing. Investigators want to question David Giovanni, so Russian based American businessman with longtime connections to Trump as well as connections to an oligarchy whose closed with Latimer. Putin CNN's, Nina dos Santos picks up the story. Russia would continue the Senate intelligence committee wants to talk to this man. An American who wants the school to Donald Trump around Moscow to see if he can confirm claims that Russia embarrassing material on the president. According to multiple sources, David Jonas has been based in the Russian capital for almost three decades at one point taking this picture in front of Joseph Stalin, portrait surrounded by scantily clad women sources, tell C N N that Jovana says known Donald Trump since at least nineteen Ninety-six when he helped organize meetings like these for the now president and men who would go on to become donors to his twenty sixteen campaign. It's been the best business year of my life. This Russian news from the time emerged online among ago, it shows on looking on as Trump meets with Moscow's deputy man by his side real estate, moguls, Bennett, LeBow and Howard Lorber. According to the New York Times, Donald Trump junior colts Luba after his now infamous Trump Tower meeting with a Kremlin connected lawyer in two thousand sixteen to say, we have some of our great businessmen of the world, our logger, Ben lebowe Lupu did not respond to several requests for comment. The nineteen Ninety-six trip was part of a long held plan to explore building Trump Tower in Moscow is also has close ties to another figure of interest in the investigations Oleg. Derek husker a sanction Russian mining magnate whose ties to Trump's a campaign chief pool manifold have been scrutinized. Well, Jake we spoken to David giovani's. Who's a fuse to comment on the Senate intelligence committee's interest in him also known as full Donald Trump refused or declined to comment and the White House and the Trump organization declined to comment on this report. But either way he you have a new intriguing character who has been investigated and his links to the president Russia. Go much further back the previous characters who emerged as part of these probes. And because he remains in Russia. He won't have been interviewed despite speculation that the Miller report will come out sing back to you Jake or thank you so much in a reminder that even when the Muller report comes out there are still other investigations earth matters series today, another dire sign of the escalating and current impact of climate change type of small Brown rat is now the first mammal known to have become extinct because of human induced climate change. That's according to the Australian government, which says that the demise of the Bramble cay Maloney's is due to. Rising seas which has led to a loss of habitat for the ran on a small coral island on the Great Barrier. Reef the Washington Post reports that the White House is putting together a new presidential committee on climate change. But climate scientists are not happy about it. Because the man reportedly picked to lead this committee on climate security is this guy meet William hacker, a national Security Council official. He's on record as being very passionate about the threat. Here's what he said he told Donald Trump in two thousand seventeen quote, I think climate change has been tremendously exaggerated its significance. It's become sort of a cult movement in the last five or ten years. I'm quote, not only is happier. Unworried about the rise of carbon dioxide emissions. He's actually known for promoting the fringe idea that the rise of carbon dioxide emissions is beneficial which to state the abuses at odds with the vast majority of scientists. And then of course, there's this. The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler carbon dioxide is actually a benefit to the world. And so were the Jews. The men President Trump may now put in charge of deciding if climate change is a national security threat. We'll be right back. The right sheets can take your sleep and your style to the next level with Boll and branch. 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But is North Korea any closer to denuclearization CNN's? Alex Marquardt looks into it. It's the sequel to a movie we've seen before and as with all sequels will it live up to the hype following President Trump's historic summit with Kim Jong UN last year and Singapore round two is designed to actually follow through on the commitments made the first time around but haven't quite gone anywhere. What's been cited? A success really has not been either unique or meaningful. We have had no denuclearization since Singapore. The White House announcing today that the president will meet one on one with the North Korean dictator to take off their meetings in Vietnam's capital. We've made a lot of progress. We met a tremendous amount that doesn't mean this is going to be the last meaning because I don't believe it will. But we have subjects to discuss which will be very fruitful. I believe the president's message. The White House says is to talk about what North Korea could gain. 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Is Democracy in Danger? Legal Experts Dahlia Lithwick and Ian Bassin On Trump, Barr and The Abuse of the Criminal Justice System
"Hey everybody I just want you to know that. I'll be appearing in New Haven Connecticut at the College Street Music Hall on March Fifth at Eight. Pm That's right. I'm currently the only former center comedian on tour and you can catch me there in new haven or in South Orange New Jersey Performing Arts Center March seventh and eighth Those are so loud but you can call them. Ask if somebody you know somebody got sick. We've got an important one today now for a change Because our system of justice is in jeopardy and we have dying with Wick from Slate with us Who is a great writer on jurisprudence and Ian Bassin from Had A project democracy which measures democracy notches around the world but here in the United States. And that's what. This crisis is about on Thursday. Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced Roger Stone to forty months in prison for lying to Congress and witness tampering and she couldn't have been more straightforward and eloquent. So I'm just going to quote her at trial. The defense appropriately question. Randi credit goes credibility and Rick Gates credibility but it was largely stones on emails and his own texts that prove the allegations beyond a reasonable doubt. So what did the defense say to the jury on his behalf? So what? So what of all the circumstances in this case that may be the most pernicious the truth still exists? The truth still matters Roger Stone's insistence that it doesn't his belligerence. His pride in his own lies are a threat to our most fundamental institutions to the very foundation of our democracy. And if it goes unpunished it will not be a victory for one party or another. Everyone loses because it depends on the representatives. They elect to make the right decisions on a myriad of issues many of which are politically charged. But many of which aren't based on the facts. Everyone depends on our elected representatives to protect our elections and foreign interference based on the facts. No one knows where the threat is going to come from next time or whose side. They're going to be on. And for that reason the dismay and disgust at the defendant's belligerence should transcend party the dismay and disgust at the attempts by others to defend his actions as just business as usual in. Our polarized climate should transcend party the dismay and disgust with any attempts to interfere with the efforts of prosecutors and members of the judiciary to fulfil their duties should transcend party. Sure the defense is free to say so what who cares. But I'll say this congress cared the United States Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia that prosecuted the case. Still prosecuting the case cared the jurors who served with integrity. Under difficult circumstances cared the American people cared and I care. This is judge Amy Berman Jackson. This case also exemplifies why it is that this system for good reason demands that responsibility falls to someone neutral someone whose job may involve issuing opinions in favor of and against the same administration in the same week and not someone who has a long standing friendship with the defendant. Not someone whose political career was aided by the defendant and surely not someone who has personal involvement in the events underlying the case that that by the way would be president. I'd say the court cannot be influenced by those comments. They were entirely inappropriate. But I will not hold them against the defendant. Either it would be equally improper to be buffeted by the winds blowing from the left. The enthusiastic callers who object to what the defendant stands for. I cannot and will not send him for the behavior of those he supports. Sentencing is personal. And it's based on the evidence this I've the only people who think this is easy are the ones who don't have to make the decision. Many people wait in formerly through letters informally by Calling Chambers pontificating on cable TV and in blogs op eds and tweets unquote. Didn't say podcast. So yeah I received letters urging me not to silence important voice in the public arena guest Roger Stone but that will not be an element of the sentence in any way expect. He will keep talking. And as you've just her when I went through the elements of the offense. He was not convicted and is not being sentenced for exercising. His First Amendment rights his support of the President's campaign or his policies he was not prosecuted as some have complained for standing up for the president. He was prosecuted for covering up for the president. The reason this one is so important. Today is our democracy is teetering right now. We have Dahlia Litho. Who you've heard from Before and it was from slate and Ian Basson who is from project democracy to speak to this perilous time that we live in. Oh boy this past week. We just had a debate in Las Vegas and nobody brought this subject up and I know the candidates all wanted to destroy each other That's what you do at this point in the campaign to try to show that you're the best handed to beat trump but I think part of showing that is to demonstrate that you can talk to the American people you can talk to both Democrats and Republicans about what a dangerous point. We're at what a crisis point. We're at in our democracy. If trump believes that he can become the law unto himself and actually do it achieve it. And I know Di- yours incensed about this as I am. So why don't you want you begin? I essentially started a week ago when we had four prosecutors walk off the Roger Stone case one walked right out of the Justice Department after Torney general bill bars essentially withdrew their proposed sentencing recommendation for stone and that happened after trump had tweeted demanding as much and then we had kind of a lot of drama. Where BAR GOES ON ABC? And says I wasn't going to be bullied into doing what the president wanted. So I did with the president wanted but I wish he'd stop tweeting. At which point. The president continued tweeting. Then we had a really interesting weekend where we had a two thousand former DOJ employees signing a public documents saying that Berge Resign We had Donald Air who was the deputy attorney general under George H W Bush put a piece in the Atlantic saying that bill bars. America is freaking terrifying and We had the Federal Judges Association which is an independent organization of judges holding an emergency meeting to try to talk about what was happening at the Justice Department. All of this happened while trump continues to tweet. Threats at the Muller team continues to tweet what looked like threats or certainly seems to be intimidation toward one of the jurors in the stone. Jury and the judge All that is going on and as you said most of life is just going on as normal as the justice department becomes kind of suddenly a machine that goes after trump's enemies and exculpate S- trump's friends. It's worry in is rule of law important in democracy. It is the cornerstone of democracy off. I think the sculptor who was hired to put the finishing touches on the Department of Justice Building in Washington actually attached into the stones in the building. Equal Justice under law So literally it's it's in the stone of the Justice Department equal justice under law. And that's what's at stake and I agree with you. It should be one of the top topics being discussed by people who want to assume the presidency Because I'd go back further than a week and I am a here Dianne. Why this week has been so alarming. But actually I WANNA rewind back. Maybe Fourteen fifteen years right. And here's why I want to go back. Fourteen fifteen years because put this all in context. Freedom House which is an organization that studies democracies around the world including whether they have rule of law based societies. And it's been doing that since pretty much. The end of World War Two had basically been tracking. It's data that democracies had been improving and spreading to more countries through most of the latter half of the twentieth century until about fifteen years ago and about fifteen years ago. You start to see that data go into retreat and there are countless scholars who have studied this and pointed out that what is happening in places like Hungary where Viktor Orban's has dismantled Hungarian democracy or Venezuela where Nicholas Maduro has dismantled Venezuelan. Democracy is part of a trend in the twenty first century of democracies fading and autocrats rising and one of the things that all of these autocrats do is they try to turn law enforcement into a weapon to go after their opponents locker up lock her up and protect their friends go easy on stone go easy on stone. Those societies are not democracies. There autocracies And I think it's notable that twenty five hundred now former department of justice officials who signed that letter point out in it that society is that US law enforcement to go after the government's enemies and protect its friends aren't representative democracies and constitutional republics anymore. Let's heartening about this is that After trump was acquitted even before he was acquitted Susan Collins said that he was going to learn from this they learned a lesson from this Danny said his phone call was perfect The next day he said that and then she voted to quit anyway. This is just giving him license. He feels right. He is headed full-throatedly toward what we always feared. This guy was. Yeah Adam Serwer has an excellent piece in the Atlantic this week Where he basically says we are witnessing the ending days of the trump administration and the first days of the trump regime He sort of invoke certain turning point in the end of the Roman republic and there are some who would call that hyperbolic and Sky's falling And I think it's worth US saying I hope that it is hyperbolic right. We hope that he's wrong. But let's not be caught flat-footed if he's right because the lesson that most of the autocrats learn is if they push on a check on their power and the Czech falls they push further right and that's the lesson that Donald Trump learned from being acquitted for abusing. His power is that the current Republican Party is simply not going to hold him accountable or provide you learn from from this. That's what he learned right. You keep saying well okay. You were the United States of America. This can't happen here but we know who this guy is and we're seeing a Republican Party. That is completely unable to counter him. Just scared to death of him and once the fear is there then. He's two thirds of the way there. I think that one of the things that I've been mulling this past week and I completely agree within that. I think part of the problem here is that the rule of law is so baked in to any foundational theory of Constitutional Democracy. That everyone believes that it is made of steel that it is inviolable and cannot be violated in all these systems exist To make sure that the rule of law is protected. And what? I think we've certainly learned in the last few weeks and months. Is that actually no? It's a bunch of soft norms Some of them are hard norms. But they're just norms and if in fact Alexander Vehement is to be marched out of the White House for having done nothing more than testify. Truthfully something has changed and we don't know what it is and we can't name it. We can identify it. It seems to me what's really been fascinating is for bill bar simply insert himself into the stone sentencing recommendation and then to act as though this happens all the time. And that the attorney general does special favors for the president's confederates and colleagues And we all just think well. Maybe that is what happens. Maybe this has always been the case that the attorney general is just the president's personal fixer I think it's happening. Both in a really compressed amount of time and happening in ways that make it not discernible to the naked eye. What's going on if you had told me you could have gotten two thousand. Former justice department employees to sign the statement that was signed last weekend I would have been shocked but the fact is. I don't know that anybody noticed or cared. One person certainly noticed him care. That's the attorney general. Because attorney the Attorney General has clearly backtracked so in the stone. Sentencing Judge Amy. Berman Jackson questioned the new. Doj Prosecutor on the case about which sentencing enhancements department was recommending. And in some of those cases the prosecutor in the courtroom relied on the first sentencing recommendations the ones that Barr had countermanded suggesting perhaps that DOJ was backtracking. And I think the public statements from bar. Recently that you know he he can't do his job if the president keeps weighing in whether one takes them at face value or not whether when thinks bars being genuine or not I think one thing that is clear as bar realizes he is losing the building? He is losing the support of the staff that he overseas and he knows he can't do the job if he loses the building and so the fact I think of that letter has been to force him to figure out ways to win back the building. Perhaps by being a little bit stronger on these things and it's important to recognize the impact that statements like that because in moments like this where democracies are challenged by autocratic movements Especially where the institutions whether it's Congress or the courts aren't doing everything that is necessary to check those. It really does fall to all of us. It falls to civil society and the fact that these retired alumni of the department spoke out and had an impact really does underscore that we can make a difference. We do still have certain powers as a free society we have to. We have to break for a commercial and here it is those of you who listen to the podcast and all that very often. We have Guests who are doing something good for people Jason Cantor who ran for the Senate in Missouri in two thousand sixteen in barely loss in in a landslide for trump in that state. He lost by three percent. He is very involved with something called the Veterans Community Project. And it's what it does is it It it helps homeless vets and they do this by building what are called tiny homes for vets. And as you know the number one solution to homelessness is a Ho- these tiny homes are in a community of other tiny home. So there's a community there. They also provide services but these tiny homes have a kitchen. They have a bedroom. They have bathroom in basically. They're call tiny homes but an apartment this size in Manhattan would go for two million easy you know in the village three million And also as I said they give services To these vets as well may remember that Jason was running for mayor of Kansas City. And then he was going to win and he. He announced he was quitting the race because he felt he had to take care of his. Ptsd from his service in Afghanistan and he is just This organization is is just wonderful. Doing Great Work Veterans Community Project. And if you would like I would love for you to make a contribution to veterans community project and here is where you go. Www DOT veterans community project dot. Org that's veterans community project DOT ORG so Thank you and by the way they're not paying for this. They're not paying for this. So you don't have to do backslash Al One of things to me was really interesting. Is that yeah bar responded saying. I can't do my job. If if you keep tweeting tweet and trump just double down kept tweeting and bar still there so I mean to me borrowers just saying come on. Man Don't blow our cover and trump. Has THIS INSTINCT. Which has kind of proven real days right that he go further than anyone ever thought he could go the day after muller testifies bum so Lonski shaking down a guy and he's just emboldened by this and he knows something about either the American people he knows something about being an autocrat or it's all instinctual because of his pathological narcissistic personality but it's working his his approval ratings have gone up during this period. I think that one of the things that is super interesting and again I commend the the Donald earpiece from the Atlantic weekend. I think one of the things. That's very interesting is I have heartlessly named this phenomenon. The constitutional relation of Donald Trump's narcissism. But I think there's a way in which he authentically believes that he has you know in his view this sort of limitless Article to power. That can go unchecked because nothing. Nothing doesn't answer to it and in a weird way. When Bar auditioned right with that memo to be the new attorney general he more or less reinforced that he he put forth this unitary executive theory he more or less has been the architect of the idea that Donald Trump doesn't answer to anybody in court and also not to Congress there's no scenario in which Donald Trump has to subordinate his authority to any other branch of government. And so in a weird way. They have this mutually reinforcing theory of this unitary executive this all powerful executive branch that stands head and shoulders above the other branches and and bar has given that real muscle enforce And so there's a strange way in which between the two of them they are cooking up a theory of the presidency in presidential power that maps perfectly onto donald trump's view of himself in the world. And so it's just an interesting moment when you can see again. This subtle slip into authoritarianism into these kind of King George ideas but look at some terms the unitary executive now one of the alarming things. I thought that happened. During this whole impeachment process was the blanket refusal to obey any subpoena. Now that seemed unprecedented. Was it absolutely? I served at the White House. Counsel's office and when Congress would subpoena or simply seek testimony from the Executive Branch. There was always a negotiation. That went on. It was called the accommodation process. Where the executive would meet with the Congress? And say look You know we have our concerns and considerations and certain privileges and you have your job. You know things that you need to do. This is about. There's executive privilege when you have to be able. The president has to be able to you know speak openly and confide in just all of his people and that is protected. But there's some stuff that's right isn't protected and that's what you're negotiation was about right. That's right and you always generally at the end of the day. You still had to appear right. And if you wanted to invoke a privilege with respect to a particular piece of information invoke that privilege but you don't just not appear at all and then the other key thing about these privileges. Privileges are designed to protect as you know the ability of the present get candidate advice from his or her ours. It's not designed to hide misbehavior or corrupt activity. And to the extent that it's being used to block the Congress from finding about out about possible. Misbehavior that could lead to an impeachment. It's holy holy out of the Ballpark as a reasonable position or theory and of course the theory was disingenuous because the White House lawyers said to Congress. You can't get this information. You have to go to the courts and subpoena and the courts have to weigh in and then they turned around and said to the courts. You have no jurisdiction over this. This is Congress's job so it wasn't even a genuine theory. It was just sycophancy for a president who as Dahlia said. Really views himself more monarch then constitutional executive. You know what struck me? During the trial the White House counsel would argue both of these. This is taking too long to close to the election. There's that and you should've gone to court. Part of the reason house didn't go to court was one of the trump lawyers argued that didn't belong in the court but the other was the house didn't do because they knew it would take a long time so basically the White House counsel was having it both ways which is why didn't you go to court and also this is. GonNa take too long. Yeah no it was preposterous. And it was also preposterous. I think to make the claim that we can resolve this in the twenty twenty election when the president was charged with trying to manipulate the twenty twenty election. I think Adam Schiff must have made that point one hundred times that be election itself is compromised by this kind of conduct was about this. Listen about and exactly but but I think you know both of those things both the sort of fallacious you know. We'll we'll this gets resolved in court. We're going to block it in courts and have blocked at historically in courts and also the idea that this doesn't impact the twenty twenty election. I think all of that was just ridiculous. Futile trying to get to the end of the thing but I also think you make a point that I think is really important. Which is the the senators who were charged with oversight of that trial who were charged with being open minded fair minded jurors and who made the decision to have no witnesses and no testimony for the first time in a Senate impeachment trial? But I think that this goes to just a fundamental misunderstanding of what the checks and balances in play were that this wasn't just about did Donald Trump. Or did he not make this phone call to Zilenski to extort up research in exchange for aid? That was the narrowest possible definition of the case. The point was can. This president be stopped and checked or not and the fact that. Republicans in the Senate didn't look down the line as you said at the beginning and and say hey. If we allow this to go on checked he will be emboldened to do more and more things that are going to make this look like a cakewalk. Like nothing nobody seemed to feel any sort of institutional responsibility to deter future acts of this sort one of the real lessons and I don't in any way mean to say that it doesn't matter that more than two thousand people signed that statement I think extraordinary and I do think it matters but I think that the larger lesson for me is the John. Kelly's John Bolton's the people who slink off into the night who you know the REX. Tillerson'S WHO throw their hands up in the air and given the opportunity to have any kind of role in this either sell their books or give paid speeches that to me is the really alarming part of this. That anybody who seems to have an opportunity with the exception. Maybe of Mitt Romney to stand up and say hey. I have a role in checking this out of control. Executive Branch makes the decision to like. Go get lunch instead. Part of that is a failure of imagination on many of their parts You know our organization is Cross ideological cross partisan we have Republicans on staff. We Have Democrats on staff We work across the aisle with both parties on reforms in one of the things that I've gathered from some interactions with some Republicans. These days is that there seems to be general consensus. That trump is embarrassing that he's immoral that he's unethical that he's unintelligent All of those things but not a real grappling with the fact that he's dangerous And I think that's something that I would suspect a lot of the Bolton and Kelly's and Tillerson's and some of the Senators Collins Etcetera really. That's the line. They kit up almost imagine that America could go down the road towards autocracy. It can't happen here at the Saint Clair Lewis Question. They can't imagine that the answer is yes and they sort of feel like well this guy this bumbling guy I don't think he can do it and so To be as generous as possible they come up with ways of perhaps not formenting and what they view would say. Lamar Alexander views as potentially an even greater crisis. And I think that that failure imagination is perhaps the scariest thing that we face as a country because of course we know from history that no constitutional republic or democracy goes on forever. There's always the possibility of things ending and changing and we almost need people in America to realize. That's why I think it's good. The three of us are sitting here using the word authoritarianism over and over again. People need to realize not only. Is it possible? It's actually trending around the world and that's why we need our presidential candidates talk about how we all need a wake from slumber in order to prevent it from happening here because it absolutely can Ian. We've spoken before about democracy and how Americans Americans feel about democracy and you've noticed some trends where people that are younger are less inclined to say. That's an essential part of America. Yeah we have a senior adviser on our team was also a professor at Johns Hopkins Yasha Monk Who's done some empirical research about public perceptions of democracy around the both in their states around the world thirty years ago one in sixteen Americans said they would be comfortable with the idea of military ruling states In the last couple of years that number has dwindled? To one in six would be comfortable with the idea of military will end. The bulk of that shift is young. People of Americans over six feet actually has dwindled. It's increased one-sixth is bigger than one sixteenth. So so right more more people. Today in America would be comfortable with the idea of military rule of Americans who are over sixty-five. Nearly three-quarters that democracy is unnecessary form of government of Americans under thirty only a third do gene one wonders. Why is this? What is happening? And in some ways there are some potentially logical explanations for it if you grew up in the United States in the latter half of the twentieth century. Especially if you were white You could expect that you would have a standard of living that was higher than your parents. And whatever flaws democracy had the Churchillian notion that it was the worst form of government except for all the rest was visibly staring you in the face because the alternative was was the bread lines of the Soviet Union. The lack of freedom of the Soviet Union That's the which I grew up. I'm genetics if you grew up. More in the millennial era the Soviet Union is gone. Right you are not not only not guaranteed to do better than your parents. You're more likely to move into their basement You know after you if you're lucky enough to graduate saddled by data that's graduated all. What is your future job? Opportunity look like robots are going to be doing it. And Gee what's the alternative out there? It's not actually the failing Soviet Union. It's the rising China right. It's the double digit. Gdp growth of the authoritarian state in Turkey the other models out there look not so bad. And what is your. What is your own democracy? Look like look at what our democracies doing over the last couple of years. It looks dysfunctional. So there are reasons why I think you're seeing this rise in openness to alternative forms of government and that's not just happening at states pew research did some Did A survey just a couple months ago showing that that openness to alternative forms of government outside democracy is growing around the world. And so we're seeing out where you started. The presidential candidates need to be addressing this because it is along with climate change. I think the fundamental challenge of our time. Yeah it's it's also an existential threat. That's right it's hard to deal with. Existential threats like the climate. If you don't have a functional government that's right. There is something about American exceptionalism American notions that this stuff is all carved into stone That you know the American dream is alive and living and world grade world all free and we don't have a king and everybody has a vote that it it's almost as though we've we've watched this Western you know this movie so many times over and over on a loop that it both blinkers us to what is actually happening in front of us. It blinkers us to the kind of palpable declines in democratic institutions and and and Norms that we're seeing and it also. I think maybe in a way this ends point about failure of imagination but it means that we we can't even begin to believe that it could happen here and I would just say. This is the depressing thing. I am going to say. Which is one of the things that I read on a loop Is the Nuremberg judges. Trial not fun reading but it's not the Nuremberg trials as we think of these aren't Nazis. They're just the judges and the prosecutors and it's the separate trial that they were when they were put on trial and it's really just interesting because I think we have these very magical ideas about courts and judges and laws and how they do the right thing and that statutes are good and judges are good and prosecutors are fair. It's really useful to know that. Even things like judges and prosecutors and statutes and the rule of law can be pressed into service to authoritarian ends. And that to just sort of mollify yourself with look we have courts and cops and it's all good because we have these instruments of democracy without looking at the ways that they can be warped and change to do real harm I think is just. It's a way in which we're very very fanciful about the machinery of Justice and democracy without necessarily looking really hard. What it's doing we're about to pass a threshold. I don't think people really grasp and that's what you're talking about I. There's there's this this feeling that what America. This can't happen here. We've got to be vocal about it. And our candidates have to be vocal about it and we have to be vocal about who this guy is. I'm fine with our candidates. You know Expressing the different point out the differences between themselves each advocating for himself or herself but a certain point what this election is about is if donald trump gets reelected there is danger afoot. It's funny because I've kind of clearly been on the same roller coaster as Ian Bassin Because I I also have just really taken what's happened at the Justice Department to Heart for me. It's been really difficult to see. Donald trump going after jurors. I think that's a foundational. Something has broken there that I think we haven't paid enough attention to The idea that the Muller Team are going to be sort of somehow punished For for what they did in the stone. Prosecution terrifies me I would just note that the idea that we are now somehow conscripting random. Us Attorneys to review both the Muller Prosecution in the Flint Prosecution. This stuff is just not normal. It's scary get. Put it as bluntly as possible. We cannot allow this guy to be re-elected because he has just captured the Republican Party. I thought they're morally serious. People who are my Republican colleagues former Republican colleagues in the Senate and they all folded it much as we can admire the people who stood up those four prosecutors one of left the Justice Department. It is frightening that all these Republicans are falling in. Line is is an existential threat. This election in so many ways but in terms of our democracy because what happens if he is reelected I mean if he will do this now what will happen if he has four years. Think about that when he is doing stuff now. That is shocking to you. That is shocking to the two of you. That's what he's doing. Now that's what he's doing now. He gets reelected. Will we recognize his country in three years anyway? Listen I think we should cut for break when we come back. We'll be talking about some of the Fun Stuff in democracy. All the optimistic Things are happening right. Those of you listened to the podcast by definition you. You are You know that we often have a great cast. 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You don't have to do backslash Al we're back with DIA with wicks and with Ian Basson and in view of what has been happening last few weeks after the acquittal of President trump in the impeachment trial and the following demonstration of the lesson he learned and by the way Roger Stone. Worst one of the worst. Frigging you in being in the world. Would you agree or is that not your job? I've never met the man. But his impact on our democracy I would say is not a salutary one. Shall we say there you go office? Take Democracy in index index of worst people in the world the end. That should be something. We're we're GONNA DO IT IN CERTAIN PEOPLE MAGAZINE. That will do do some ratings like that. I'm going to say something that I think is is helpful. I'm going to say something. God I think that Roger Stone is emblematic of the thing that threads through both what both of you are saying Which is there's a way in which we have become spectators to democracy and Roger Stone. I think is emblematic of the sort of reality show performance art. It's all just a joke. My dirty tricks don't have real impacts. Everything is fun randy. Credit Co never really thought it was going to kill his dog the whole showmanship and the whole. It's all just fun and we're having a rollicking. Good time quoting movies And threatening the judge. While the trial is pending. I think that part of the problem is that we are sliding into this torpor of thinking. That is how democracy happens that. It's just a really interesting reality show and I think it's one of the reasons that the debates can be so frustrating because they're not actually talking about threats to the rule of law. They're they're taking potshots at each other for all the reasons out. That may may or may not be good reasons but I think that there is this impulse to just lean back and watch and into that vacuum. The Roger Stone's will crawl and so I think maybe one way to think about this and I'm just thinking about what Ian saying about these four prosecutors who left the case. They didn't give press conferences. They didn't get a reality show. They don't they're not hawking Nike products. This week there just really quietly hoping that we see in them the hero ISM that they Have in fact performed and I think one of the things we have to do. As part of sort of taking responsibility for democracy is to stop wanting to be entertained and to realize that entertainers quote Unquote Entertainers Roger. Stone are deeply deeply nihilistic dangerous. And whether he's a good person or a bad person to me is immaterial. The fact is he is not a serious person. He is not an ethically morally serious actor on the national stage and the fact that he is performing All the way to the you know prison. Apparently Is is part of the problem. You don't WanNA WANNA do. I WanNa do I WANNA change it a little bit here because I just WanNa talk about Bill Bar for second I. I'm really really really really hated. The press conference he gave before the Miller report was released but I wanNA play a few clips from that and just talk about who. Bill Bar is for second. Let's go right to clip one. Put another way. The special counsel found no collusion by any Americans in. Ira's illegal activities okay. That was accurate now. He kept saying in the press conference. No collusion no collusion. No collusion but that was very precise. It was no collusion by any Americans in the I. R. as illegal activity but let's continue with the snow collusion. Then it was good too but again the special counsel's report did not find any evidence that members of the trump campaign or anyone associated with the campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in these hacking operations. In other words there was no evidence of the trump campaign collusion with the Russian government's hacking. Okay now he's using collusion which is not a term that was used in the mall. Report in fact Muller on Beijing to says I'm not using collusion because not legal starting in the code right so you this guy in a very tortured way keeps saying there's no collusion now. Eight just keeps using the words and this one is really tortured Let's play a number three. The special counsel also investigated whether any member or affiliate of the trump campaign in courage to or otherwise played a role in these dissemination efforts under applicable law. Publication of these types of material would not be criminal unless the publisher also participated in the underlying hacking conspiracy. Here to the special counsel's report did not find that any person associated with the trump campaign illegally participated in the dissemination of materials. Okay you're both lawyers. Can you just an e either of us to speak to that? Yeah he's playing a whole bunch of tricks in in this presentation Trick one he says that there is no evidence okay if you read the Mullahs report. There the Muller report is very careful about how it characterizes different claims that analyzes and it basically breaks them down to three categories categories where they could definitively say that the thing alleged happened Categories where they could definitively say the thing. Alleged didn't happen in categories where they didn't have enough evidence to say that definitively happen therefore they couldn't say that happened in in a manner that they could present to court to argue beyond a reasonable doubt. There was a lot of stuff in the report in that Middle Category Where they just didn't have enough evidence to say definitely happen and therefore they couldn't conclude that had happened and then on top of that the introduction to the report there's a section that talks about the fact that because they couldn't get full cooperation from some witnesses and because they suspected that some witnesses may have actually destroyed evidence or otherwise obstructed. It's possible that there is other evidence out there That might suggest different things. And they found in the report Bar just completely ignores all fat and makes the claim that there was no evidence of as you pointed out this sort of non legal term collusion. That's just not an accurate representation of what the Muller reports said. And I think that's not my opinion I think that's Bob Muller's opinion. Because as you recall Bob Muller called William Bar after this and was upset about the characterizations because presumably this press characterized. That was. Yeah right PRESKA. I was after the letter. The four page letter came out so even after he's been warned that he's missed misrepresenting the report. Let me read through this again. The special counsel this is what he says special counsel also investigate whether any member affiliate of the trump campaign encourage your otherwise played role in these dissemination efforts. While by the way they did they did play a role and guess who did who did play a role in that. Disseminating these in coordinating that would be Roger Stone. That would be Roger. Stone work with wikileaks. So he says in this sense the special counsel also investigated whether any member or affiliate of the trump campaign encouraged or otherwise played a role in these dissemination efforts. Well they found they did but that was blacked out right. That was Because it was the indictment at that point it was in the indictment now now. This is beautiful. This is beautiful. I'm not a lawyer but I'm fascinated by this kind of thing. This is waste under applicable law. Okay right away. I'm I'm suspicious. Okay publication of these types of materials would not be criminal unless the publisher also participated in the underlying hacking conspiracy. So yeah I mean the wikileaks. Did they were they involved? In the hacking conspiracy. I duNno was Roger Stone or a member of the campaign involved in hacking conspiracy. Well there's no proof of that cell in order for this to be some kind of conspiring under law. You have to be involved in the hacking so here too. We've set goes on here. To the special counsel report did not find that any person associated with the trump campaign illegally participated in the dissemination of the materials. Is there a term for wording something so in such a tortured way that it's so evident that you're putting those words together in such a very specific way that you're skirting the truth? It's it's zealous. Defense lawyers do what bar was doing. There is being zealous. Defense lawyer for the interest of the president. That's not the job of the Department of Justice. The wonderful thing about the Department of Justice is it's there to represent the United States and serve Justice and Truth and that's not what bar was doing if you can constrain and cra- cabin the alleged harm to something so minuscule that you kind of hived off all the wrongdoing around it. Then it's very very easy to come to the conclusion you want to come to and so in much the same way that as we've said a bunch of times no collusion has no meaning so did no quid pro quo. So did the Alan Dershowitz theory that if the president does it in order to win an election it's not illegal. It's just a trick and as Ian says it's a defense lawyers trick where you distort the meaningful crime to be nothing and then you say since that didn't happen there's nothing else to see. And when you get Alomar Alexander or Susan Collins or a Lisa Murkowski saying well. He didn't do this. One teeny tiny thing. That is now all. I am. Laser focused on your abdicating your responsibility to look at the bigger the bigger picture so I think it's not just. This is artful defense lawyering defining the crime out of existence. But it's also a way to kind of misdirect the jurors or the public to look at a thing that doesn't exist as opposed to the entire totality of wrongdoing. So it's just the same play over and over and it relies upon a public. That is kind of willing to be led there and and what does did was what this press. Conference did was allow trump to keep saying no collusion see no collusion because if you listen to that press conference that's what you can't you kept. Hearing no collusion. No collusion no collusion. This was bar doing the bidding of of Donald trump and ill serving everybody and he really should be gone. This guy should be gone and it's a disgrace and the fact that he's still there now. After the president continues tweeting says a lot doesn't it? I guess I would just say. Did you ever think we've missed? Jeff sessions this hard. Oh that reminds me Jeff. Sessions was chief law enforcement officer in the United States and so now is bill bar but trump thinks he is right. I'm Sorry D. I might depressing you guys. You just sound like I'm I'm just bringing a down can can I make a happy with another thing? This is bill bar at Notre Dame talking about The importance of of virtue and being religious for Democracy. I guess basically so. Let's let's listen. Please listen carefully. Men are subject to powerful passions and appetites and if unrestrained are capable of ruthlessly riding roughshod over their neighbors and the community at large. No society can exist without some means of restraining individual rapacity. But if you rely on the worst of power of the government to impose those restraints framers believed this would inevitably lead to a government. That is too controlling. And you would end up with no liberty and tyranny anybody's irony alarm go off. I saw a picture the other day in the paper of some SWAT teams that were being deployed from the southern border into cities around this country. armed vehicles people designed as experts have pointed out to you know see lacy. John on sort of violent criminal gangs. I don't remember the attorney general as a legal adviser to the president voicing those concerns when the president made that decision in the past week. If you've been watching what's happened at the Justice Department. Somebody has probably commended to you. The famous speech that Robert Jackson gave in nineteen forty called the federal prosecutor Because he was trying to talk about the unbounded power that a federal prosecutor has under the current system. I'm just GonNa read one line from it This is Robert Jackson cautioning federal prosecutors about the enormity of unbridled power. He says quote. The prosecutor has more control over life liberty and reputation than any other person in America. His discretion is tremendous. He can have citizens investigated and if he is that kind of person he can have this done to the tune of public statements unveiled or unveiled intimations or the prosecutor make use them may choose a more subtle course in simply have a citizens friends interviewed He goes on the entire thing. Is a cautionary statement about what happens. When the federal prosecutorial machinery decides to gun up for somebody and and destroy their life? And I just think it's such an interesting moment when we're seeing you know Jim Komi Andrew McCabe and Lisa page and now apparently I guess the Biden's and The floor prosecutors who prosecuted Roger Stone. Everybody is subject to that kind of the threat that the government is going to Vin men. Vitamins brother The threat that the government is going to ruin your life that the Justice Department is going to go after you And find whatever they need to find to ruin your life and that is exactly the kind of thing that Robert Jackson charged federal prosecutors with. Not Doing so to me. The idea that we can reopen cases that are closed. We can close cases that are open depending on whether you're on the right or wrong side of this president's Naughty or nice list it is just chilling and it's kind of where we started but I think that it seems like an abstraction to Robert Action Jackson it was not an abstraction and billboard knows that well and there's somebody who definitely knows that and who fully agrees with it as I'll just point out which is some person who spoke at Notre Dame named William Bar and someone should introduce that guy the attorney general. I just want to repeat one. Part of that. Men are subject to powerful passions and appetites and if unrestrained are capable of ruthlessly riding roughshod over their neighbors and the community at large okay powerful passions and appetites and if unrestrained capable of ruthlessly riding roughshod. Anybody anybody Miami of anybody and everybody I would say. Donald trump powerful passions and appetites. It was I especially a Downer today was I. 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Wait before they get back on the road and stay on the side of the road for a second there before he wrote also do do do checkout protect democracy dot org where we got reams of information about how to get smart on the issues that we're seeing the Arcana that I used to police when I was in the White House counsel's office that kept our tried to keep our government honest. Try Try to keep the making sure that they work in the public interest Especially on these issues that we've been talking about here today by the Department of Justice's independence and that longstanding tradition and where it comes from So join US sign up. They are We'll keep you informed ways you could also stay engaged in Fairfield is a wonderful organization to before you turn on your turn indicator and gently ease back into traffic one thing. I would say Just to amplify what what Alan Ian are saying. Which is there is a part of this that is just the the the Basic Steve. Bannon playbook flood the zone with bullshit right just have people exhausted and depleted by not knowing what is true and what is not true and fake news real news and who knows what's going on and they don't understand. I would say one other thing is just finder. Three sources of news that you trust and don't get kind of completely jerked around by a new cycle that is designed to make you give up on the process and It doesn't matter what it is but let it be something that is committed to accuracy and transparency and correcting. Its own errors. I think one of the real problems and I say this as journalists is that people are exhausted because they're inundated by so much garbage that they don't know what is true anymore and this really is the Putin playbook is just have so much that is out there that people are destabilized. And don't leave anything and I think part of heading into the two thousand twenty election is just not being at the mercy of a bunch of untrue bubbles and really really commit to not share information that's false and to commit yourself to the proposition that the truth is knowable and that you have a role to play in that very well said. Can we all agree that everyone's GonNa pull their car over and and do a thing? Maybe that'll feel better car over if you're at the gym get off the treadmill or when you're done Do something for God's Sakes Join Something. Give money to somebody. Aclu D- do something. Jesus Christ everybody is. This is this is it. This is the time guy doing okay. Hey thank you and goodbye. Dalia always great always thought. Well I hope you enjoyed Listening beautiful music is by Wilcox greatly. Okapi I WANNA thank Peer Osborne. For producing this podcast. We'll talk again next week.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Lakshmi Singh President. Trump's longtime friend and informal adviser Roger. Stone has been sentenced to forty months in prison. Npr's Ryan Lucas reports. Stone showed little emotion as the sentence was read aloud in federal court in Washington. Dc in a packed courtroom judge. Amy Berman Jackson spoke for nearly an hour before pronouncing stone sentence. She said that stone was not as some of his supporters have claimed prosecuted for standing up for the president instead. She said he was prosecuted for covering up for the president. Stone was convicted last year of obstruction witness tampering and lying to Congress about his efforts to contact wikileaks during the two thousand sixteen campaign. Judge Jackson said stones lies impeded a congressional investigation into Russia's election interference. They also threatened. She said quote the very foundation of OUR DEMOCRACY. Stone declined to address the court before his sentencing. He is expected to file an appeal. The president meanwhile has not ruled out a possible pardon for Stone Ryan Lucas. Npr News Washington. Again trump is not yet saying if you'll pardon Roger Stone but he said I'm not GonNa do anything in terms of the great powers bestowed upon a president of the United States. I want the process to play out. I think that's the best thing to do. Because I'd love to see Roger Exonerated and I'd love to see it happen because I personally think he was treated very unfairly. Trump was speaking in Las Vegas. Two days before Nevada holds. Its caucuses resent her of member station. K. U. N. R. Reports Democrats in rural communities could run into significant hurdles when they caucus Saturday though Nevada has a fair amount of cities. The vast amount of the state is a sea of Sagebrush with very few towns. And that makes it tough. For some counties to caucus pershing and white pine counties in the northern part of the state only have one caucus site available in one day for early voting Kimmy. Coal Chair of the Rural Nevada Democratic Caucus says some have to travel up to one hundred miles to join in. I do know some people that You know have challenges with Transportation maybe not the best eyesight Then some people. Just say hey. That's too far to go to participate Cole. Says there's more volunteers helping out this year and rural counties will be able to pull off a smooth caucus for NPR news. I'm breeze under in Reno. Npr's Windsor Johnson reports. The president is moving onto Colorado Springs. The latest stop of his reelection swing through the Western. Us trump is taking part in a series of fundraising and other campaign events. This week in California Arizona and Vada tonight who appear alongside Colorado. Senator Cory Gardner. The rally comes less than two weeks before voters in Colorado go to the polls on Super Tuesday trump lost the state in two thousand sixteen to his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Npr's Windsor Johnston this is NPR news. The US Secretary of State. Mike Pompeo says that Russia is behind a cyberattack that cripple the Internet in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. Npr's Lucian Kim reports from Moscow. Pompeo joins the British Foreign Office in condemning. The October cyber attack in a statement the Georgian Foreign Ministry says the Gru Russia's military intelligence arm is to blame for the large scale attack which hit websites and servers belonging to government media and businesses. Georgia says a cyber attack targeted. It's national security and was designed to paralyze services and so panic among the population. Georgia like Ukraine is striving to exit Moscow's orbit and join NATO and the European Union. The country fought a five day war with Russia in two thousand eight. Moscow is denying it had anything to do with the cyber attack. The Russian Foreign Ministry says Russia has not interfered in Georgia's internal affairs in the past and doesn't plan to in the future. Lucian Kim. Npr News Moscow. The Chancellor of Germany is imploring. Her fellow countrymen and women to overcome the poison of racism a day after a suspected far-right extremist ambush to hookah bars in the Frankfurt area. The majority of the people he killed were. Turks suspected gunman was later found dead at his home along with his mother. Investigators are treating the case as an act of domestic terrorism. They say the forty three year old shooter posted a manifesto calling for the extermination of Multiple Races and cultures. I'm Lakshmi Singh. Npr News in Washington.