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Jeffrey Toobin Probably Thinks Life Is Good, Compared to Chris Cuomo

Mike Gallagher Podcast

00:51 sec | 2 d ago

Jeffrey Toobin Probably Thinks Life Is Good, Compared to Chris Cuomo

"Because if I'm Chris Cuomo at CNN, I'm looking over at Jeffrey toobin and I'm saying you kept that guy on? But you're firing me? I don't know that I'm even gonna get into the details of Jeffrey toobin. Look it up. It's really bad. Let's put it this way. Jeffrey toobin did something that I don't think any of us in the workplace could get away with. Anybody who did what Jeffrey toobin did in a normal work environment would be fired. Not him. He's still the CNN legal analyst. He was on the set last night when Anderson Cooper announced the indefinite suspension of Chris Cuomo. He's got to be sitting there thinking. Life is good, baby. Look what I got away with. Good luck. I'll tell you somebody who didn't drop to his knees and cry on consolidate about Chris Cuomo is Jeffrey toobin. You know, he's just in there thinking life is good.

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CNN's Van Jones Claims Glenn Youngkin Is the 'Delta Variant of Trumpism'

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

00:56 sec | Last month

CNN's Van Jones Claims Glenn Youngkin Is the 'Delta Variant of Trumpism'

"The left there insane and their fascists. This is a man who admitted to being a communist not too long ago, but I think he's more of a Nazi because only Nazis caught people they disagree with a disease, and that's what van Jones did. Got 7. When this lecture's over in Virginia, we will know. Have we seen the emergence of the delta variant of trumpism? The delta variant of Trump is in other words, junk and same disease, but spreads a lot faster. It can get a lot more places. The suburbs, if they fall to him, you are implying that, yeah, that youngin is more dangerous than the president. No, no, more easier to spread. Okay. Because Anderson Cooper just, oh yeah, you just called a human being a disease. Like the Nazis did. That's fine van Jones. That's who they are and that's part of why we won because they are

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How the Heck Is Joe Biden Running This Country?

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:22 min | Last month

How the Heck Is Joe Biden Running This Country?

"How the hell is Joe Biden running this country? After that debacle of a town meeting oh my gosh. Give him out somehow. Christie is right. I mean, I know there's some news that came from the town hall meeting last night like he doesn't have the votes for free college. He doesn't have the votes to raise taxes. He's stuck. He's in a hole, but other than that, you want to know what the major news is. I'm not kidding you. I watched the whole thing. I'm not making this up. You think I'm being partisan, I swear to you. I don't think I am. I'm sitting here as a human being, admittedly, I've spent 42 years of my life as a professional communicator. This guy didn't have a coherent answer to anything. He didn't give a he did not give a normal at one point he stood there with his fists clenched. It went viral last night because they were saying, oh my gosh, is he having a stroke? He doesn't know what to do with his hands. He had his like his elbows extended and he's got his fists clenched, why Anderson Cooper is blabbing on about a question. He doesn't know what to do with his hands. But these answers he gave every one of them was

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'American Marxism' Continues to Succeed Because of You

Mark Levin

01:21 min | Last month

'American Marxism' Continues to Succeed Because of You

"I'd say 6 to 8 months As we've been talking about American Marxism as you've been listening to the audio or reading American Marxism and as I say I've spent a lot of time on it both here and on la vin TV and on Fox Who truly convinced it's had an enormous impact and it's going to continue to have an enormous impact I don't know we know tomorrow but I think this book will be on The New York Times Best Seller list for 14 weeks in a row by tomorrow's Announcement course The New York Times hates it and they'll do everything they can to remove it We actually beat Anderson Cooper last week but they gave him a higher spot on the list than my book This is what they do so be it This book just keeps pressing on pressing on pressing on even though I talk about it less and less Because the lessons in the book the history in the book the activism in the book speak for themselves at this point don't they You're the people To her encouraging your family your Friends your colleagues your neighbors You're the people Your fellow parishioners We're spreading the word about American Marxism in the book American Marxism It's word of mouth

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Defense Bureaucrat Robert Gates Gives Lackluster 60-Minutes Interview on Afghanistan

Mark Levin

01:47 min | Last month

Defense Bureaucrat Robert Gates Gives Lackluster 60-Minutes Interview on Afghanistan

"So Robert Gates is on 60 minutes And he's asked about this Afghanistan's situation Cut 6 go It was really tough For a few days there I actually wasn't feeling very well And I realized it was because of what was happening in Kabul and I was just so low About the way it had ended if you will And I guess the other feeling that I had was that it probably did not need to have turned out that way Well prison Biden said any withdrawal is messy Certainly the military considers the withdrawal the most dangerous part of an operation But they really had a lot of time to plan Beginning with the deal that president Trump cut with the Taliban So that was in February of 2020 Robert Gates who oversaw the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2006 to 2011 told us president Trump failed to plan properly for the evacuation of Afghans who'd helped the U.S. fight the Taliban Don't you love this part where they narrate Don't you love it We don't get to hear Robert Gates say that We don't hear We hear Anderson Cooper Whose career Top interview was of stormy Daniels Remember that mister balus Three boobs there at least two boobs as far as I can tell And so he says Robert Gates he told us why are you here Robert Gates told us about Trump Why don't you have him say what he said

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The Unanswered 'Jeopardy!' Question: Who's the New Host?

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 6 months ago

The Unanswered 'Jeopardy!' Question: Who's the New Host?

"The search for a new jeopardy host continues who are Anderson Cooper my M. B. L. A. N. can Jennings that would be the correct question to the answer who are just some of the people who have addition to replace the late Alex Trebek and it does not even count robin Roberts levar Burton and Dr Sanjay Gupta who have yet to do their own air test to replace Trebek who died in November of twenty twenty it's a far cry from nineteen eighty four when jeopardy last needed to host comedian Lucille Ball then told creator Merv Griffin to picture back who is doing high rollers at the time it's expected a decision will be made before the new season begins taping later this summer I'm Oscar wells Gabriel

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Jeopardy Guest Host Dr Oz Draws Criticism

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

01:38 min | 9 months ago

Jeopardy Guest Host Dr Oz Draws Criticism

"You guys. I know you guys all heard that they had doctor is on as a guest host for getting getting a little blowback. I don't know if they're trying out new hosts to see who's going to become the permanent replacement. Yeah they're like rotating a lot of different people. So we've got. You know. Aaron rodgers anderson cooper katie couric katie couric sanjay. Gupta kind of random. A random mix of people. I think can jennings guest hosted as well a doctor is. They didn't really realize how how much people were going to be pissed and i'm seeing a blowback by. I'm seeing some kind of like. Not i don't wanna say funny. But some some comments quote this stands in opposition to everything jeopardy stands for fans or calling to boycott the show. There's like you know people collecting signatures. There was a petition. Signed by almost six hundred former contestants from players calling for his removal. They said that you know jeopardy's known for being credibly. Rigorous deserved reputation to then invite doctor is to guest host a slap in the face to all involved right right. That's pretty strong. Pretty strong. i love is true. All of the clues on jeopardy are facts checked if knowledge and oz as we know pushy pseudoscience. And that's not just our opinion his they've been they've been studying what dr oz has been saying and they've come out with reports about how inaccurate and how much crappy has been peddling.

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President Joe Biden to hold first press conference

Fox News

00:21 sec | 9 months ago

President Joe Biden to hold first press conference

"Questions on the border gun control in Who knows what else? The White House press corps is going to be judged as well. It won't only be Joe Biden gives judge and if the White House press Corps acts like either Anderson Cooper or George Stephanopoulos, who both had interviews with the president. Then it will be a game of softball. I'm Jessica Rosenthal could do heavily populated blue states soon

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Dr. Oz Begins His Run as ‘Jeopardy!’ Guest Host

Tony Katz and the Morning News

00:23 sec | 9 months ago

Dr. Oz Begins His Run as ‘Jeopardy!’ Guest Host

"Mehmet Oz begins his two week run guest hosting jeopardy Today. The heart surgeon and TV personality is the fourth guest host of the iconic game show. Future Guest host will include CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, Today's show host Savannah Guthrie and My Biologic, The Star of the Fox sitcom. Call Me Cat, a permanent host to replace its long time host Alex Trebek. Might not be chosen until September

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Biden Holds Milwaukee Town Hall

WTMJ Nights

02:58 min | 10 months ago

Biden Holds Milwaukee Town Hall

"Came in office, there was only a 50 million. Doses that are available. We have now by the engine alive will have over 600 million doses enough to vaccinate every single America. So, the president says, By the end of July, there should be enough doses for everybody. By next Christmas. I think we'll be in a very different circumstance. God willing Then we are today. Now. He did say, though, that we're not there quite yet that things aren't perfect, and there's gonna be some rough spots ahead. I thought this was interesting. Interesting question from Anderson Cooper on CNN ST. Stop Giving priority to certain groups and just open vaccine access for well. It depends on how much they have available. I think they're still should be priority groups in case there are not enough for everyone. Every available to everybody. I agreed to president there, there are still people that are of advanced age that have not be able to get the appointment of some of them are getting very frustrated, talked. I talked to some people I said invent last week. It is. It is something that we have to sort out. I certainly think that the people that are in the high risk groups the elderly population who have really suffered the most Riko vid. I think they need to be still prioritized. But the good news is and I agree the president, we will be in a much better position by December, but that's 10 months from now. And does anybody want I said this yesterday. I want to go through what we just went through. Last year. Everything canceled. I don't I want to go to football games. I want to go to festivals. Let's try to get this ramped up as soon as possible. If it's July, let's get shots in the arms by July, Let's start the summer. With a better situation than we had last summer that I think just for the psyche of the nation, people would start to feel like okay, We've got this under control. We don't know We're not going to solve it. It's virus is gonna be around forever. Probably. And there may be mutants, mutations and strange that we haven't figured out yet. But there could be booster shots for that. But let's try to least get back to some semblance of normal. Whatever that's gonna be. Let's get there by the summer. I think that's realistic. Also points to get schools going again. We don't know for certain. But it is highly unlikely that by the beginning of next year school traditional school year in September, we are not significantly better off than we are today, but it matters. It matters whether you continue to wear that President wants to get schools back open, if possible in areas that don't obviously there are some that aren't open yet, at least for in person line. You know, I should mention here in Wisconsin. I thought it was interesting. He made a comment and I can't. I've been doing a little investigating. I'm not sure if he meant this or if it was just an off the cuff. Just saying things, but he talked about maybe school district's considering being open through the summer months per semester. Now, that's I'm not unprecedented, but I would imagine highly unlikely. It's like what happened with scars that a school district would without for that. First of all, you have to get the

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Biden Takes To The Road To Push His COVID-19 Relief Plan

NPR's Business Story of the Day

03:12 min | 10 months ago

Biden Takes To The Road To Push His COVID-19 Relief Plan

"President biden is on the road this week. He wants congress to pass his one point nine trillion dollar covert relief package. And so he's making the case for it directly to american citizens last night. He was in wisconsin for a town hall produced by cnn. and host. anderson. Cooper asked the question. When is every american. Who wants it going to be able to get vaccine by the end of july this year. Npr national political correspondent. Mara liasson is good morning mar. Good morning joe. Biden took a lot of questions about vaccines and also a lot of questions about when schools are going to reopen. How yes school. Openings have become a really controversial issue and a potential vulnerability for the white house. The republicans have been saying that biden is not being aggressive enough on something that too. Many americans is the most important signal of getting back to normal. In addition to the many reasons why it's important for kids and parents to get schools open and one of the reasons that this could be potentially damaging for the white house is that the president's press secretary had set a remarkably low bar of what biden meant by school opening. She said that he wants half of them. Having in person instruction one day per week by the end of his first one hundred days last night biden said that was a mistake in communications. He wants to see k. Through eight classes back five days a week. Here's what he said. We'll be close to that. At the end of the first hundred days you'd have a significant percentage them being able to be opened my rent. My guess is they're going to probably be pushing to open all for all summer to continue like it's different semester days a week or a. I think many of them have five days week. The goal we five days a week. So that's a more ambitious goal. But as biden pointed out is a state and locally controlled thing can set goals put out guidelines. But it's not up to him. Speaking of ambitious he still wants one point nine trillion dollars. There are critics of his plan. There are economists. also who say that's just too much money it seems like biden is saying. Let me make the case to the people who are suffering and explain why we need one point nine trillion. Yes and he did that last night. He pointed out the polls show that many republicans even trump voters are support. The package the package has very very high approval ratings and even though it's not popular with republican members of congress biden also defended the price tag saying. There's a consensus among economists. About spending more rather than less. And you know both biden's treasury secretary janet yellen and the fed chair. Jerome powell have both said that a bigger package is better and if it does spark inflation they can handle that. What's unclear is if the package will get any republican support in congress. Despite those bipartisan talks. You know senate minority leader mitch. Mcconnell told the wall street journal that he thinks the first step to unify republicans and of course. They've been badly split. Deeply divided is to unify around to the relief package. This is what republicans did in two thousand and nine. when they opposed obama's stimulus

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New celebrity guests to host "Jeopardy!" for charity

Tim Conway Jr.

00:17 sec | 10 months ago

New celebrity guests to host "Jeopardy!" for charity

"More celebrities have been added to the guest host roster for jeopardy. Anderson Cooper, Savannah Guthrie, Dr Oz and Dr Sanjay Gupta will also be able to raise money for a charity of their choice. Jeopardy will match the amount of money one by contestants. The guest host episodes

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New celebrity guests to host "Jeopardy!" for charity

Charlie Parker

01:45 min | 10 months ago

New celebrity guests to host "Jeopardy!" for charity

"We got new jeopardy guest host being announced who's on the list? Okay, Charlie, a couple of names that are interesting and not really surprising. Anderson Cooper from CNN. You don't find him surprising I do. I'm not really. He's a host in in many ways on New Year's Eve, they've had a decade of successful hosting and and aside from his politics, he's kind of a likable guy, Okay, And so I see that and then Dr Oz surprised me. I was surprised by it that one Because while I find this information, the show fascinating. I don't think he's that warm and fuzzy. Okay, Who else? Those are the two biggest names. You know, we're waiting to see if Katie Couric will pass the test after she made some very political statements. They're kind of hedging their bets against the backlash that came out after she made some real angry or deprogramming statements about Trump supporters, and they're going to do all this. Just when I'm really, really I was comfortable from day one, but I've gotten really comfortable with Ken Jennings. Hi. I'm so I see. I feel like he's a college bowl host. You know, the old College bowl show. He just seems a little less refined than Alex was. But Alex had decades there so Maybe I need to give a little more time. Well, you know how many of people in our audience now just went college ball college? That was Allen Ludden, wasn't it? G College world one. Yeah, well, now I continue to date both of us.

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New celebrity guests to host "Jeopardy!" for charity

Atlanta's Morning News

00:22 sec | 10 months ago

New celebrity guests to host "Jeopardy!" for charity

"Its next set of guest host Savannah Guthrie, Anderson Cooper, Dr Mehmet Oz and Dr Sanjay Gupta will join a growing roster of celebrity hosts as part of each television personalities. Time on the show Money will be donated to a charity of their choice. Matt Piper says the amount equals the total winnings from the week Alex Trebek died November No Permanent host has been named planning your

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New celebrity guests to host "Jeopardy!" for charity

Broncos Country Tonight

00:17 sec | 10 months ago

New celebrity guests to host "Jeopardy!" for charity

"And the executive producers for Jeopardy, revealing the next set of guest hosts journalists. Anderson, Cooper and Savannah Guthrie, as well as Dr Oz and Dr Sanjay Gupta will help fill in for the late host Alex Trebek. In addition to hosting the show East, each guest host gets to raise money for a charity

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Homebound viewers boost New Year's Eve ratings; a CNN high

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 11 months ago

Homebound viewers boost New Year's Eve ratings; a CNN high

"Being home bound for new year's eve turned out to be a big boon for the TV networks it used to be a point of shame to be watching the ball drop at Times Square on TV instead of partying into new year's day but with the pandemic continuing its hold TV viewers flocked to their flat screens to see twenty twenty out the door ABC's Dick Clark's new year's Rockin eve with host Ryan Seacrest grew eighteen point four million viewers in the last hour of twenty twenty and the first half hour of the new year that's up five percent over last year CNN ushered in twenty twenty with its highest rated new year's eve special on record Nielsen reports three point four million people tuned in as Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen I should be in the new year cracking jokes and downing shots I'm Oscar wells Gabriel

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"Jeopardy!" will resume production with a new interim host

Wisconsin's Afternoon News with John Mercure

00:34 sec | 1 year ago

"Jeopardy!" will resume production with a new interim host

"So when was that you guys were talking about who should host jeopardy and you thought it should be who Coop Right, and I like I like Anderson Cooper, Greg wanted Tony Danza, Anderson, Cooper and Melissa Melissa had, said Ken Jennings. I have some news for you. Jeopardy. And now on scene, they will resume production on November 30th with the Syriza of interim guest host. Yes. Starting with Can genes. Additional host will be announced later. Let me Melissa's the leader in the club. Yes, yes.

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Anderson Cooper compares Trump to an 'obese turtle' following White House press conference

Dana Loesch

01:39 min | 1 year ago

Anderson Cooper compares Trump to an 'obese turtle' following White House press conference

"Hear a little bit from some of the folks at CNN because They had a big problem with Donald Trump in that press conference yesterday, and hopefully you heard it here at 93 WNBC listen to Anderson Cooper after the president's speech that is the president of United States that is the most powerful person in the world and we see him. Like an obese turtle on his back, flailing in the hot thing, realizing his time is over. Okay, an obese turtle flailing in the hot sun. Now before the speech, you had Jim Acosta doing his usual monologue. The president, I suspect is very frustrated about this. We've been seeing the tweets summon all caps all day long. Some being labeled by Twitter is being false and misleading on the president, You know, he hates that He wants to get around that coming out to the podium and having us take this on live television. Gives him a way of getting around those those types of restrictions. And so I suppose, in addition to the presidential seal being slapped on that lectern behind me, they're probably ought to be a surgeon general Warning what you're about to hear from the President, United States. May not be in line with the facts may be hazardous to your democracy may be hazardous to the counting of the votes. I suspect that you know, when the president comes out here, we're going to see a fair amount of bending of the truth. And I just think we just all have to be prepared for that. You know, we can tiptoe through the tulips and dance around the truth here, Anderson We're going to say, Well, we've we've seen over the last four years. This president will lie and lie and lie purposes and I suspect we're going to be seeing more of that when he comes out here.

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"anderson cooper" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

Anderson Cooper 360

02:59 min | 2 years ago

"anderson cooper" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"Is there a plan other than criticizing the chairman of the federal reserve. I mean and again this comes on the heels of the china tariffs being postponed bone so as not to freak people out over christmas anderson. It seems like the plan is to fix the blame on the federal reserve chairman jerome powell. We can tell you that his top trade advisor peter navarro he was on fox earlier today. Describing this as a fed downturn not trump downturn but a federal downturn after months of top administration officials touting the president's handling of the economy you'll recall earlier this year larry cudlow just in may <hes> saying that they were killing it on the economy. They're not making those kinds of bold statements <hes> this evening but anderson you're right. They did make this major reversal on tariffs on china yesterday delaying them a new round of saying a new round of terrorists. I should say until december. The president almost acknowledged the obvious yesterday which is these terrorists are being passed the cost also these tariffs are being passed on to consumers and then the commerce secretary wilbur ross earlier today said once again that they're trying to protect the christmas shopping season anderson that's once again an an acknowledgement that the president's tariffs has trade war with china is having a negative effect on consumers and they're very worried about it inside the administration. I talked to a source close to the white house earlier this evening evening. Who said <hes> as economy goes so go. The president's reelection prospects pretenders system appreciate it. Thank you more now from c._n._n. Political commentator in washington post opinion columnist calmness <hes> katharine graham pell who covers the economy also c._n._n. Political analysts in new york times white house correspondent maggie haberman <hes>. Do you agree with that as the economy economy goes so goes the prospect for president trump. That's and i think the president's own advisers look at it that way. I don't think they think that is the only issue that he is going to be facing reelection on but it is certainly certainly the one that he has staked a lot of brown on the president himself. We know over the last two and a half years has treated the stock market like his poll and he has watched it. Go up is treated as if that was something to celebrate he rarely talks about when it goes down but what he has come to believe over warnings repeatedly when the stock market has taken a dip he then tells advisors it will eventually come back up and he has come to experience that over these sort of lurches on the economy. This one feels a little different so we will say catherine. I mean this economic indicator pointing toward a possible looming recession if you can't just kind of explain what it is to to all of us and how successful indicator has been sure so basically in order to <hes> in order to lend someone money generally for a longer period of time generally oh you expect them a bigger return right. That's why longer-term bonds tend to have higher yields than shorter term bonds. We're seeing a reversal of that which suggests that markets. I believe that basically the fed is going to have to cut rates. The economy's going to weekend that we're going to have less inflation going forward so it's an indicator in the past of a looming recession..

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"anderson cooper" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

Anderson Cooper 360

04:06 min | 3 years ago

"anderson cooper" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"They would call me and say Bill, we don't agree with that particular statement once you take it out, and I would either say, okay, take it out on. I wanna see the president. Because this is something I feel strongly about. So though, that's the way it normally works. That's why you have a national security advisor. That's why you have a national security team to make sure the sector stayed the secretary of defense the intelligence community. They're all kind of coordinating the intelligence to make sure if there are differences between the DIA and the CIA or the India the. Rector of national intelligence were states intelligence that at least the national security advisor would know about it. So the president isn't blindsided. So he doesn't take the news media and then blast his intelligence community saying you've got it all wrong, go back and get a higher education. But be not going to say, what is frightening about this administration. Is that I mean, that's what happens when you were describing is what happens in a normal administration. When there's a normal setup in this administration where you have the president meeting privately with Ladimir Putin and Kim Jong UN and to this day. No one knows really what was discussed between him and vitamin Putin in Helsinki in in any number of places his own national security advisor may not even fully know what was discussed because only the president knows Vladimir Putin knows. And how the president told his own people about it. We have no idea and no idea if it was accurate his perception of it. So it's it's particularly scary. When the the president himself, I'm even even if the national security team had checked in with Dan Coats. It's not clear. Clear what the national security team knows what the president is really thinking. Well, the great irony is the President Putin knows more about the situation than we do. And that is not only unorthodox I think it's a very dangerous to the security of this country that one person the president United States believes that he and only he can make these decisions without regard without even accounting to his national security team. Not to mention the American people secretary Cohen. I appreciate your time. Thank you so much. Sure. With me, former FBI senior intelligence advisor, inform CI counterterrorism official Philip Mudd and CNN legal analysts carry Cordeiro fill you actually help prepare. These types of reports when you wear the CIA is it all possible. The president was actually surprised by what his intelligence sheets told congress. I mean, isn't this exactly what they would have been reporting to him previously. Boy, this is head scratcher, by the way preparedness was one of the more unpleasant tasks I had at the at the FBI at the not very fun. But there's a couple of questions you might ask. And I'd put the vast Anderson Cooper. Three sixty staff on this tomorrow to questions two questions for the national security adviser, number one. Did you get an advanced copy of this? And as the former secretary was just saying a moment ago secretary Cohen that would be traditional practice. Did you get a copy of what they were going to say did you with either advise the president? If not why not the second thing the president's been around for two years presumably he receives regular intelligence briefings, including on significant issues ISIS Russia, North Korea, Iran, Mr President if you've gotten briefings at least once a week presumably several times a week for two years. How did you not know what your deny thought about the intentions of the North Koreans Iranians? How did you not know? I don't get it Anderson. It's not that complicated. But it's clear. The president is just make stuff up about in the wake of the Kim Jong UN meeting. Everybody can sleep safely tonight. Because now they're going to denuclearize. I mean, that's just made up. I I it's clearly not a message that he's getting from carry. There's not what he's being told. I soon by Dan, Coats, and others. So he just seems upset that. They're not toeing the line of the stuff. He makes up. Well, I think what it is is he has political objectives. And what he's doing is. He was upset what I take from. What's happened is that he didn't like the coverage of the aftermath of the worldwide threats briefing, which by the way happens every year. And so he didn't like the coverage the.

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"anderson cooper" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

Anderson Cooper 360

03:06 min | 3 years ago

"anderson cooper" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"If the president United States does not failure work product does not believe it, and instead chooses to believe somebody like of mayor Putu now, I mean, I think they are still doing useful things because remember the US government does a lot of things that don't involve. Donald trump. I mean, they're hunting terrorists. They're keeping America safe. They're doing a lot of good for the country. But I think it is very demoralizing for the intelligence community to have the chief consumer their product be somebody who prefers to get his news from FOX and friends, and I mean, either other Dan Coats is right, and ISIS is still a threat, and I still has territory in Syria, and you know, it or or it it's not and there's not a lot of middle ground there between what the president is saying, Dan Coats, and it's not it's not like it's not on the one hand on the other hand, it's not equally balanced positions. Dan, Coats has facts and reality on his side. Donald Trump lives in this alternative reality fake news bubble, but I think what's what's valuable about what Dan Coats is doing areas that he is basically a firm, and what we do at CNN or the Washington Post or the New York Times. And he's basically saying that the mainstream media organizations the ones that President Trump calls out. It's fake news. And the enemy of the people. We're actually getting it, right? Because the news we're reporting is accurate is. In line with the findings of the intelligence community. It's but this is dangerous, isn't it? I mean, this is a dangerous thing. We've never had a president who is basically unreachable and refuses to learn and prefers conspiracy theories to actual facts. I mean, this is the person with his finger on the nuclear button that is incredibly dangerous. Max boot always good to have you on thinking Mexico's to check in with Chris Hewitt. He's working on for Cuomo primetime the top the our Chris, oh just type in it up. This president conceals what matters and he confounds by creating things that don't matter the border crisis Brown menaces, I call it. It's all manufactured. But when it comes to this president and his meetings with Putin. We always are the last to know why why if they have nothing to hide Anderson. Why do the people around this president, and you'd have to say the president himself lying so often about Russia? We're going to look at this deeply tonight Rosso going to look at what really kicked off last night with the big town. All we have Andrew gillum on a new. CNN member of the family. What does he think about comma Harrison, whereas party needs to be on policy to win yet for folks that are no Kamla Harris had a town hall with their Jake tapper. It was like, yeah. They're like, the it was the most watched one I think we've ever had. Yes. Didn't even have Anderson Cooper in it. What are the chances that that happens? I say not very good. So obviously, very resonant and we're going to discuss why. All right, Chris. Thanks very much. We'll see you in about eleven minutes from now coming up speaking of the truth. The president has spun this yarn over and over again and nightmare scenario scenario women being trafficked in the US with duct tape over their mouths. You know, the problem is so far there's no evidence of this actually happening. According to expert, so what a government officials do when the president makes a claim without evidence new reporting, they try to find it. Anyway, that's next. Good day. Sweep old Jay skeets here. From the starters.

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"anderson cooper" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

Anderson Cooper 360

02:52 min | 3 years ago

"anderson cooper" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"But I would love to know his thought process on that. It's right and Shimon. What are we learning? I mean, the Roger stone and his attorney they've been very critical of how the FBI raided him essentially saying there was no point in doing that. He didn't need a swat team, you need people, you know, knocking on the door, whatever six AM in the mornings, right? The could've just called. Attorney. Why did they do that? Yeah. Look, I think Roger stone from everything we know in the conversations that our reporters here I've had with him. He was hoping that the FBI would call him and tell them to surrender, and it could be because of the that what he wanted to do kind of put on a show with his surrender give reporters a heads up. They had been called, and he was going to show up at the FBI and kind of put on a show as he did today outside of court, but the FBI had other plans here, they say in court documents that they were worried that he was going to flee that he was gonna have they give him a heads up that he was gonna take off the other big concern. They say was that if they had given him a heads up that they were going to come and arrest them, and they wanted him to surrender that he was going to destroy evidence. Look, I think when you look at this video the way in which the FBI proceeded here, it's almost like they were going in to arrest. A violent gang member of some kind. You don't normally see these kinds of apprehensions in these kinds of cases. But I do think also the FBI wanted to send him a message. I think he's been pretty harsh on the FBI here on the Muller team. For obvious reasons. And I think they just did not want to give them a heads up. And they went ahead. And did what they did this Moore this morning at six AM. All right. Sam Shimon pro Cuba's. Thanks very much with you now Sam Nunn bergh's, both former Trump campaign aide and a one time protege Roger stone also CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin who wrote that great stone profile in the New Yorker, some years back should look it up. It is. So some does does the indictment comport with what you know, Roger stone to have done. Well, it does in terms of the fact that rot the indictment does not say that Roger directly had contact with Russians which is what Roger has routinely said. But it also says to me between the lines being there. Obviously, remember, I'm fired on a Sunday Roger quits that Friday. I look at this is tragic for my part because I feel as if he wanted to ingratiate himself in stay relevant within a type of campaign, and that he was doing things that were not in his best interest. And they weren't because they made him a target this long. Shimon pointed out the from the diamond senior in from campaign official was directed to contact stone about future WikiLeaks postings, given that you works in the campaign who would be in a position to direct a senior Trump campaign official to talk to stone. Look, it's very, that's I read all these nights. I've been through eight hours voluntary I've been through six hours of the grand jury, and I've followed this, and I started falling special counsels Muller is very particular. It could it could be for all we know the president. I don't short answer Galveston. I don't know..

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Anderson Cooper 360

03:12 min | 3 years ago

"anderson cooper" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"Nice to know that some people still have guts, keeping them honest. None of this is even remotely normal CNN contributor and former White House counsel. John dean could only recall one other similar instance, his old boss, Richard Nixon, telling chief of staff Alexander Haig that dean who had just testified before congress must be destroyed. President Nixon never said in public or anything like that nor has any president before since none Nixon was caught on tape and witness tampering became part of the articles of impeachment against him passed by the House Judiciary committee in July nineteen seventy four President Trump. Whether he's committing a crime or not. Whether it's an impeachable offense or not is doing what he's doing in plain sight and seems to have worked the house oversight committee is seeking Michael cones testimony. So the question now is what will that committee do next? Joining us now is a committee member congressman Gerald Connelly democrat of Virginia congressman, thanks for being with us. So is the president who with you ended in your opinion to blame for Michael Cohen, canceling his appearance before your committee, or is it more complicated than that. I think clearly there's a concerted effort from the White House of led by Mr. Trump and his hard gun Rudy Giuliani to not only discredit this witness. But to a by insinuation and no proof bring even more attention to the Coen family, and to thereby to intimidate us to Cohen and discourage his testimony and it worked. My understanding is the family of Mr. Cohen is very upset and concerned by the climate the toxic climate Trump has created for Mr. Cohen and discourage them strongly from testifying in open session. Yeah. I mean, the the irony is you have Rudy Giuliani bringing up the idea that the father in law may be involved in organized crime again, he's. He's working for Donald Trump. You know, who knows the thing about New York real estate? Do do you believe that the president or Rudy Giuliani? They've actually engaged in witness tampering because that's obviously something specific and legal. If they haven't crossed that line. They've come perilously close and their behavior. Ironically when they're talking about the mob. Looks a lot like how mob behavior looks like. And I it's a shameful moment for the presidency of the United States. Comes from Connolly if you would just stay with. I'm joined by Jeff Toobin and Gloria borger, Dan bash. I know they also have some some questions for you. Jeff. Sh should Muller. Investigate the president for this shitty. Add this to the things he's investigating Jeff. You know? I think that a lot of what we're concerned about actually has happened in front of our own is for example, obstruction of Justice. And yeah, I think we they went on television did this and it's had an impact. And I think it is absolutely worthy of examination by the special prosecutor before he completes his work. Does it make it less of a crime that someone does it in public as opposed to in secret?.

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"anderson cooper" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

Anderson Cooper 360

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"anderson cooper" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"Fair question. Of course, it bothers me when crazy support any legitimate political movement. So it bothers me the David Duke endorses, the president the president does not endorse him. It. Also bothers me that the shooter Steve Scalise in wars berries. He's not president pretended. He didn't Senator Sanders was, but it doesn't mean it doesn't mean that Senator Sanders endorses that reprehensible attempted murderer. So if we want to start a fixing crazies to political movements, I think that's an unfair way to proceed at and we can do it with both sides. But you would it bother me. Of course, it would bother me tremendously more if the president were doing anything in policy terms, if he would do anything that David Duke would actually like in fact, he's doing the opposite. He's. Lacquer that is precisely what he's doing. And so I lived through David Duke running for office in Louisiana. I was a college student there and wasa in real time. And also this this past election cycle taught a course at yeah. Amazing books written about David dukes political life, not him as a as the grain was Lucas cleared, but his political life and the parallels both in terms of policy in terms of the way, he treats the media in terms of where he is articulate his campaign and his appeal to white voters is exactly the same as Donald Trump. And in fact, the New York Times wrote a story a couple of years ago about how if you strip away all of the white supremacist stuff from David hit was basically a blueprint for how the president GOP is running on a policy level. Not not about like, I'm ex grand wizard. Kugler play on a positive. He basically was the blueprint for. What is so this idea? Oh, I would be upset if it was a policy issue. You should be upset because these. The policy we've got to leave it there. Charles blow Cortez? I appreciate it. Thank you the democratic field for the twenty two thousand presidential election getting more crowded seemingly by the day. California's Senator Kamala Harris is the latest to announce more on that next. Remember to create an ad like this one visit pure winning dot com slash CNN..

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Anderson Cooper 360

03:15 min | 3 years ago

"anderson cooper" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"Buzzfeed publishes, a story with serious allegations against the president reporting that he directed Michael Cohen to lie to congress the White House after first holding back finally begins pushing back, then in a very rare move special counsel's office takes issue with with it BuzzFeed response, and now buzzfeed's editor in chief Ben Smith is tweeting in response to the statement tonight from the special counsel. Spokesman we stand by reporting and the sources who informed it, and we urge the special counsel to make clear what he's disputing the president is also tweeting one of the back to Pam Brown and the White House for that Pam which the president. That's right. As expected Anderson. The president is responding to the statement from the special counsel disputed the BuzzFeed report by tweeting. But interestingly he is just re tweeting at this point so far. There have been a few re tweets he's recruited from radio talk show. Hosts Dan Bongino who had tweeted we called it fake news more BuzzFeed b s he reached Wade another tweet from a reporter for news back. Newsmax who it said, I told you. All the BuzzFeed story was nonsense. And then he also tweeted this retweeted his son, Don, jR, which showed a video of Donald Trump speaking to Oprah nineteen Eighty-eight, and he retweeted that basically say just a son who loves his dad. Nice so unclear what prompted that tweet. But certainly the White House has stayed mum. They are letting the president tweets speak speak about this. And just letting this play out. I think they're certainly an attitude here Adrian vindication attitude of I told you so White House officials throughout the day had been knocking this down or attempting to knock down the BuzzFeed report, which was unusual for the White House to do normally on Russia related stories. The White House would tell reporters to go to outside counsels just as Rudy Giuliani. But in addition to that, they also came out and and said that simply wasn't true, Sarah Sanders. Oppress secretary said it was categorically falls, HOGAN Gidley. A press spokesperson here at the white. House also said that essentially it wasn't true. And other aides here at the White House came out and said, we're we're bringing up the credibility of BuzzFeed talking about Michael Cohen saying he's a proven liar saying this is another egregious example of leakers. And so certainly that is the attitude here at the White House. Now, we should note Anderson, and you did point out in the lead into me that BuzzFeed has come out basically asking the special counsel to identify what exactly it's disputing been Smith who was the editor in chief said in response to the statement tonight from the special counsel spokesman he is saying we stand by our reporting and the sources who informed it, and we urge his special counsel to make clear what he is disputing. But make no mistake here. Anderson is extraordinarily rare for the special counsel to release a statement like this, and they probably wouldn't do such a thing unless they were knocking down the central premise of the story, which is that the president that there is evidence. Corroborating that the president directed Michael Cohen to lie. The congress about. Trump Tower, Moscow Anderson and Brown appreciate it from the White House tonight back from heroin creeper, our Jeff Toobin, and Brian Stelter. We should point out that just in terms of the kind of the time line from the White House response in the morning. I think it was Kellyanne Conway HOGAN Gidley who were on attacking the the Michael Cohen has a liar..

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Anderson Cooper 360

01:55 min | 3 years ago

"anderson cooper" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"It is very rare that they issue any statement at all little own something of this nature. It probably would have been more helpful head. They done at earlier today that I don't think they felt that they could. It's also interesting that President Trump who obviously tweets quite a bit and attacks things had said nothing about this all day. He wasn't. He wasn't saying. This is not true. So it's interesting. There was silenced from the White House or we're not going to get into it. As you saw HOGAN Gidley do and I think Sarah Sanders did the same thing earlier onto right? And there are a bunch of officials were not talking about we're not going to get into this. You know, the reality is that the president is not known for making truthful statements to his own folks. So I think that nobody has its early wanted to go out on a land, and what was striking about this was Rudy Giuliani. Did then issue the president's personal lawyer categorical denial and then Sarah Sanders went without later. And so I think that was when you did start to see something change here. Look, the president is very likely to point to this. Say this is an exempt witch hunt. You know, no collusion. This is an example of what of what they do. The interesting thing about the Muller report is that depending on whether it is ever made public. There's going to be an answer to this. Right. We're going to know at some point whether it's in the full report or a summary X, not exactly, but what was what was found. This was a was a knowable unknowable thing. The two reporters involved in this have broken consistently. Very good stories about this issue about the Trump Tower project in Moscow, for instance. And so I think that that lent a lot of credibility to this. I am I am curious to see what else evolves. But I do think that you can expect the president is going to point to this as an example of veracious media. And I think that it is it is understandable that he would do that. If I could just add one point to what Maggie said, we may know, February seventh what substance there is to this story because Michael Cohen is going to be testifying in public on February seventh and he will undoubtedly be asked about..

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Anderson Cooper 360

03:48 min | 3 years ago

"anderson cooper" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"Well. I think that when you want the congress to act. This overwhelming support you trying to get those language you feel that that will be comfortable. So what we were trying to do is get the house to express disapproval of Mr. king at the same time condemn white supremacy and white nationalism. And that was in the wording now to go further than that at this particular junkie. I thought would not yield the number of votes that wanted to see he said there's no chance he'll resign. Well, he may not. But I think that whether or not he remains in the congress, it'd be up to his constituents. I notice now that Republicans are already announced against him in the primary and a third is contemplating doing the same. And if you recall, it was some time before it was determined that he wanted to general election last year because he did so poorly. Early ran against the democrat. When people thought we had no chance, so I think people begin to grow bit a bit wary because this is certainly not in the first time, he said, not the first time. In fact, I think the New York Times just published earlier today just the chronology of things like this. This man said about him since he was in state legislature. Do you think he is actually regrets? What he said he was on a right wing radio show earlier today, and he said the Kevin McCarthy who's the GOP leader in the house decided to believe the New York Times over Steed king doesn't actually sound like a guy taking responsibility for his words. Oh, I don't think he regrets in ended at all. Even in this speech on the flow today. He kept talking about who he is in this people on the stand in him. He did talk about his background with on the union side of the of the look, I know the history of our very well used to teach this stuff. And so it is a great progressive state for digitally. It's not been voting that way, recently, gene, believe when President Trump says that he hasn't been following this and therefore hasn't commented on it for guy who watches news as much as President Trump seems to watch the news and tweet about just about everything. Does it surprise you that I mean, do you believe he hasn't been following their shores unaware of these comments while I'm glad you amended the question. No, I don't believe it. No, no. Yeah. I think he he's fully aware. Why wouldn't he way? I mean, this is. Why? Then why wouldn't he weigh in on it as we say down south the traveling pot in as many comes to this this philosophy? So I think that even Mr. king today when he spoke on the house floor he made reference to the New York Times. And this condemnation of some of the things that Mr. Trump has said, so he puts himself in company with this president. And I suspect the president feels very comfortable being in company with him. So I mean, if if that is the case, and the a lot of Republicans have now said, they disapprove of white Steve king said you don't hear that kind of talk from Republicans about the president. They know, you know, in the past on things he said, well, I understand the difference in their positions within the party. And so that then surprise me at all. One of the things that that king said I said about Liz Cheney who is the highest ranking woman in there in the Republican caucus..

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Anderson Cooper 360

04:00 min | 3 years ago

"anderson cooper" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"I'm wondering overall what you made of what you heard from bartender. So a couple of things I thought that he conveyed that he's going to bring back regular order to the apartment of Justice that he's going to follow the rules and the norms and that he believes in the integrity of the department and the institutional independence. So I thought that was a really positive sign for people in the Justice department and for Justice department watchers. The second thing is I did hear hear him say things that indicated that he believes there is some limit an outer limit on the executive powers in that he conveyed that the president can abuse executive authority in some way and the way that he described that pertain to the pardon power where he said that if the president used the pardon power in a way that would be trying to tamper with a witness or obstruct witness that that would be an example of the president actually abusing his power and for somebody who subscribes to a strong executive power legal interpretation. I thought that was an important thing for him to say today. They've administered support of the president. Do you think bar is the person the president needs? Listen, so just to drill down on the ill conceived notion of of the the Muller investigation, and that one line if you read if you read the the reports of this amount, I'm not read the Vars memo. But what he's speaking about is if we're going to remove this president, it should be for something is actually a duly elected. President is h to be something that's really that. Every agrees is a crime, and they Barr says this this notion that somehow he may have struck a busy fired Komi that's not clear cut enough in bars mind to remove a sitting president who was duly elected. That's what he's really speaking about ill-conceived. So it's a fairly narrow if you look at it and drill down on it. It's fairly narrow whether he's the guy the president needs in this case. Yeah, you need a strong head of the department of Justice. Whether the president knows what he's getting. I think he, you know, Gloria said he went in there. He was like, what do you think? What do you think a mother Muller's straight shooter should be dealt that way? You know, where he told the president there's friends of the bars in the Muller's our friends. I mean, he knew exactly he was getting into when he when when he bought this attorney General Paul would he'd make the fact that earlier day bar said, he didn't believe Muller would be involved in a witch hunt later in the day, he sort of defended the president's use the term saying presumably is a better understanding the facts he's playing to audiences right? I if I I think is the committee, and I thought he he did pretty well. And I talked to that. I think Democrats on the hill. Looks members of the committee who thought he did pretty well, particularly when Senator Feinstein asked him, very directly will you make sure molar has enough resources. Would you fire Muller? If no no, no. So that was very good. The then the other audiences the president. And that's I think why he weasel on recusals right terminal has to step aside, if it involves directly the president, it's pretty common standard, it's been happening for many times in other administrations he whistled on that, of course, because that's why President Trump fired sessions. He couldn't bear sessions. Didn't keep control of the Russia. Investigation. The second thing that I think is a bigger problem is that he wouldn't commit to releasing the report Jeffrey talk about that. That's politically untenable seventy five percent of Republicans want that report released in effect. NPR did a poll on this percentage of Americans think it would be a good idea for the Trump administration to take the report and then released what it wants six. Okay. Come on six percent. So that's untenable politically. And I think it'd be explosive if the attorney general United States Barbara comes stands up and says I've got the report, but I'm only going to show you what I want. It'll get leaked national security concerns. There's privacy concerns, the real legitimate issues here there there are legitimate issues here, but there are much bigger issues. Compelling the repeal but not but not in the whole cloth. It'll be it'll be predicted portions. I mean, look look Chuck Grassley here what he said he thinks that you barely. Let's let's let's all this..

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"anderson cooper" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

Anderson Cooper 360

03:28 min | 3 years ago

"anderson cooper" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"Of relief and concern there were plenty of supporters and skeptics alike today, the nominee assured center does he would not terminate Robert Muller without in his words. Good cause and vouch for the investigation. Do you believe Mr. Muller would be involved in a witch hunt against anybody? I don't I don't believe Mr. Muller would would be involved in a witch hunt. However later in the proceedings after much of the live coverage went dark the nominee without prompting return to that subject. Are you concerned having written above morality and consensus in our society? Are you concerned about the way Donald Trump undermine saying institution in our society that help us to maintain a moral consensus? No Senator and I'd like to make a point about the witch hunt. Which is we have to remember that. The president is the one that has denied that that there was any collusion has been steadfast in that. So presumably he knows facts. Well, on the other side of the ledger. Also said he won't be bullied by the president. But he neither pledge to necessarily recuse himself. If advised to by department of Justice ethics professionals, nor did he commit to make any upcoming Muller report public only to provide. And I'm quoting now as much transparency as I can consistent with the law. So obviously, supporters and skeptics alike have plenty to choose from. And that one center on the skeptical side of the the rooms, Connecticut Democrat, Richard Blumenthal. Here's what he told CNN's maharaja during a break in the proceedings. What I'm saying is the possibility that he could invoke unknown rules and regulations that would permit him to say no to subpoena. No to an indictment. No to resources no to an additional area of investigation that is directly related to Russian interference in our elections or obstruction and conspiracy. Well, Senator Blumenthal sits on the judiciary committee tonight. He's sitting next to me. So I don't really think so very much for being with us. I wanna get to what we heard today from Barbara just about what about what does Shimon pro business reporting about what we learned today about Manafort, and this guy Kalinic how serious do you think that is it is very serious because it relates to a key figure in Vladimir Putin's orbit and a potential Russian agent. But equally significant is the clear sign that this investigation is far from done. Right. If they need sixty more days just for Gaid's. There's no telling what the time on exactly and I've been saying for some time that Robert Mueller has miles to go in this investigation. Anybody watching it seeing all the leads that are uncovered additional witnesses that he is using. He's using Rick gates because obviously the agreement with Manafort fell apart for his cooperation, but sixty days is in my view, just the beginning of the amount of time and the re. Why it's so important is that it goes back directly to the lack of a specific commitment ironclad and strong commitment by William bar today that he would protect against any attempt to restrict subpoenas or witnesses scope in this dictation resources. These questions are all very relevant..

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Anderson Cooper 360

03:56 min | 3 years ago

"anderson cooper" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"And even if they're not interconnected at least not yet quite yet. Chances are they soon will be the rush investigation. And the man who will have the final say in it. Once the Senate has the final say on him will have plenty tonight and willing bars confirmation hearings and how the president's pick for turning general quitted himself today. I though we have breaking news in the Muller probe a new court filing from the special counsel that conceals quite a bit. But also speaks volumes at the same time. See national Mon procure best has the latest joins us out. So talk about what's in this filing. There's really a lot and Senator, you know, we say that they have redacted a lot of information. They have concealed a lot of information. But when you read through these documents, it's eighty pages of exhibits and evidence essentially against Paul Manafort, and then thirty pages of an affidavit from an FBI agent that really gives you a blow by blow list of how Paul Manafort lied to the special counsel. And one of the things that we learned is that he'd lied about the frequency of contact. It's that he had with this Russian by the name of Constantine Kalinic that the FBI and Muller's team has accused him of working for the Russian government being intelligence official for the GRU. So we have that you also have things about business dealings, Paul manafort's business dealings meanings. He had there's information about another DOJ investigation that we know nothing about that Paul Manafort was asked questions about and then of course, there's information in there about Rick gates. This was Paul manafort's deputy during the campaign. He's cooperating with the Muller investigation. He gave over a lot of information concerning poll Madame foot, but one of the central things in all of this is that this shows us that the grand jury here in Washington DC, still very active and at the center, perhaps all of this in this collision investigation is this Russian Constan Kalinic and port of the filings today reveal that Manafort began communicating with clinic on August, second two thousand. Sixteen while he was still campaign chairman to then candidate Donald Trump, and that's important because for a long time. Now, a lot of the president's supporters and the from the White House we've been hearing. Well, whatever Paul Manafort, did it was long before he had anything to do with the campaign. Right. And that clearly tells us that that's not the case. This is also the person Constantine Kalinic, Paul Manafort share those secret internal campaign polls with during the campaign all their information. He's met with this, man. Several times it would seem through these documents. That Constantine Kalinic is still very much at play all of this. And that the grand jury is very much still investigating him, and he could potentially face more charges. I think this is very important in terms of what this Russian education is. And what Robert Muller has been mandated here to do which is to investigate Russian interference in the twenty sixteen election. And we learned today also that according to molar, they need more time with Rick as right? Yes. Another sixty days. Yeah. There. He was due for sensing update. A report from the mother team today. They asked for an extension sixty days as you said and the significance of that tells you that they're just not done with him. He's still cooperating he still providing information, and these documents layouts what some of that information is. But also, would it could tell us that maybe this is not gonna wrap up as quickly as we thought because they're not ready to sentence him. And they now need two more months Shmona. Thank you very much. That was unfolding. President Trump's choice to run the Justice department went before the Senate Judiciary committee, William bars, generally been there before he was attorney general during the first George Bush administration. He's known and respected in Washington. Both sides of the aisle, perhaps under other circumstances confirmation. Hearing would come and go without much attention. But keeping them honest at simply not possible. Now, it's no exaggeration to say that if if and when Mr. Boras confirmed he'll take the job at the most consequential moment for the rule of law, and the constitution probably since Watergate and that light, given those steaks is nomination is generated equal measure..

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"anderson cooper" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

Anderson Cooper 360

04:00 min | 3 years ago

"anderson cooper" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"There's no denying it has brought out the fight in people on both sides, the kind of bare knuckle brawl the Donald Trump in public and private has always said that he enjoys we should point out again that the stakes this time involve eight hundred thousand men and women many doing vital jobs. None of them getting paid which is quite a bit more consequential than getting good deal on concrete for a condo. And whether the president recognizes what's really stake is no question. There's no question though. He recognizes a punch in the face when he takes one. And this clearly was. It is so sad that in matter of hours are just a few days. Many of federal workers will not be receiving their paychecks. And what that means in their lives is tragic in terms of their credit rating paying their mortgage paying their rent paying the car payment paying the children's tuition and the rest, the president seems to be incentive to that. He thinks maybe they could just ask your father for more money, but they can't. Nancy pelosi. The question is will the president's own hardball tactics. Serve him well poorly. Here our chief political correspondent Dana bash joins us a little also Trump biographer, Michael dantonio most recently, he's co author of the shadow president the truth about Mike Pence. Wh what's your your sense of officials surprised at what happened in this meeting today? Or was it kind of expected that this was just part of the show. And this was what does what the president wanted to? I think it's the latter. There is not much surprised left in the people who have now dealt with the president for the last two years and watched him longer than that. It's really interesting, and you can probably speak this better than I. But just in talking to people who have known Donald Trump for a long time and worked with him in business. This is classic. Donald Trump to have a dramatic scene to get up to walk out. But with that usually ends up usually ends up happening after that is a deal it usually is. Because they are close to a deal. And that's the way you push it towards the end somebody told me that this is actually something that he saw George Steinbrenner doing when he was negotiating for the Yankees. It's not unusual in business the difference between that kind of scenario. And now is there nowhere near a deal? And he's not talking to people who have any desire any impetus to give one inch on what he really want. Which is the wall Walser, Michael there's a huge difference between the kind of business deals. Don't Trump used to be involved with and deals involving national security and federal employees in hundreds of thousands of people throughout -solutely as I think that in his past the president actually lost a billion dollar deal on the Upper West side when he made at Koch angry at him, and the mayor was not going to go along with this television city project that up until that point had real potential, and he did this also with the United States football league where? All the other owners wound up being really angry at him because he pushed something beyond what was constructive. But as I've been watching this I've been thinking about the fact that this is a man who has been having tantrums for seventy two years this. You know, what Nancy Pelosi is doing as what a good mother does. She doesn't give in to the kid having a tantrum. Now, Chuck Schumer may not have that impulse. Because maybe he wasn't as active a parent as Nancy Pelosi has been but the last thing you do is give a kid who's having a tantrum what he wants. And I think this is perplexing the president. I really do. I think he's met his match in MRs Pelosi is the president right in saying that if he gives into the Democrats on this. He's gonna lose, you know, Republican support in the Senate, and there's there's mixed opinion on the answer to that. I talk to people who are close to him today. Who argue? Yes that he's right. That this is one thing he can. Not give on for for his base or his base. He cannot give on that..

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"anderson cooper" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

Anderson Cooper 360

04:01 min | 3 years ago

"anderson cooper" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"The president tweeted that his intentions on Syria or no different. From his original statement, the United States will be leaving at a quote proper pace while at the same time continuing to fight ISIS and keeping them on honest. That's not exactly true. What the president originally said is different. The apparent reason? He tweeted that today is that national security adviser John Bolton has contradicted. What seemed to be the president's policy yesterday bulletin told reporters that the United States will leave Syria only under the condition that Turkey promises, not to attack Curtis allies there later in a news conference with Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Bolton again referred to a conditional withdrawal. We're going to be discussing the president's decision to withdraw. But to do so from northeast Syria in a way that makes sure that ISIS is defeated and is not able to re revive itself and become a threat again end to make sure that the defense of Israel, and our other friends in the region is absolutely assured and to take care of those who have fought with us against ISIS and other terrorist groups, well, you may remember just a few weeks ago, the president claim that ISIS already had been wiped out. I'm quoting he said, we have defeated ISIS and Syria. My only reason for being there during the Trump presidency originally, a president had eight thirty day timeline to withdraw the troops. Which was later extended to four months then yesterday, the president said this take look we are pulling back in Syria. We're going to be removing. I never said we're doing it that quickly, but we're decimating. When I was elected president to years ago. Isis was all over Syria and all over Iraq. We've wiped out ISIS in Iraq, keeping them honest. He said they were doing it quickly thirty days. In fact, the same day he claimed victory over ISIS. He posted a video saying they're coming back now full stop that. They're quote, getting ready. You're going to see them soon. Meaning US troops are boys. Are young women are men they're all coming back and they're coming back. Now, we won keeping them honest. The only thing that's happening. Now is that the old policies seems to be back in place? Joining me now is retired army Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters Colonel thanks for being with us. Should it? Come as any surprise that these plans for a thirty day, which are all are now being walked back with the president wants to admit that they are not well on a very practical logistical level. We couldn't leave in thirty days unless you wanted to leave behind very expensive military equipment classified gear. So it was just another example of the president not having any idea whatsoever. What he was talking about. But as far as policies go, there's no consistency. The president is is very childlike. He's loyal to the other kid that he's playing with at the moment. He was on the phone with aired Yvonne their pals airlines says, you know, you you really ought to you know, the Kurds bad people. There are terrorists. We'd take care of that, and blah, blah and Trump impulsivity Mace announce it now you have John Bolton trying to walk it back further because the job is not done. And it's problem on multiple levels. Anderson first of all any US presidential announcement or policy that pleases, Vladimir Putin, the Iranians the Shaw, and ISIS is inherently flawed policy. But Secondly, it's not just about the Kurds. Although they're very important, and they've been outside of Israel, the best ally we have ever had in the Middle East brave. They're doing the fighting. Ground us. We're supporting them. But it's not just about the shame. The disgrace betraying the currents rather. It's a global issue for the United States because after the president attack NATO and stirred doubt about whether we'd support our NATO allies. Now, he's threatening to walk away. From the Kurds said, he was going to do it alliances are critical the president himself said we can't be the world's policeman..

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"anderson cooper" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

Anderson Cooper 360

04:29 min | 3 years ago

"anderson cooper" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"People. Well, Michigan democrat or she did to leave made history yesterday by becoming the first Palestinian American woman, sworn into congress few hours later who was making headlines for something else or expletive about President Trump. When your son looks at you and says momma, look, you won bullies don't win. And maybe they talked because we're going to go on they're going to teach them. That language languages created headaches for her party. But the congresswoman is not sorry for she's standing by. Here's what she told CNN affiliate W late today. I think no one expects me to be anything. But myself the girl from southwest Detroit. The little SAS attitude. I think, you know, President Trump has. His match. I can tell you. I've talked to a number of my colleagues, including congresswoman, Maxine Waters, and Al green and others who were very, you know, smiling and telling me, we love your spirit. We welcome it. We're, you know, come to us if you ever need any help or advice, and may agree that we need to impeach the president of the United States. You know, look, I it's probably exactly how my grandmother she was alive with say it, obviously, I am a member of congress and things that I say is elevated on the national level. And I understand that very clearly. Well, here's the president's reaction earlier. Does her comments were disgraceful using language like that in front of her son? And whoever else was there. I thought that was a great dishonor to her and to her family. I thought it was highly disrespectful to the United States of America. Hilson said you can't impeach somebody. That's doing a great job speaker Pelosi says she wouldn't have used congresswoman until the ABS language but said it's nothing worse than what the president himself has said. When to bring in USA today columnists and CNN political analyst Kirsten powers and former Michigan governor, Jennifer Granholm, CNN senior political commentator secure. Do you think it's the word the message with the person saying that it's really upsetting people here? Like, this is this was a private event. It's not like she did it on the floor of the house the president himself. I mean, the idea that he's sitting here and criticizing this language is ridiculous. If for no other reason, there's a clip of him during a campaign rally using the exact same word. She's using it at a private event, he's using it at a public event. And yet somehow it's completely disgraceful. When she does it. I think that of course, you know, it's probably better for a member of congress not to talk like that. But it's not quite the crime of the century that it's being made out to be. And I think that she's being held to a much higher standard, frankly than any Trump supporter holds the president to who has you know, uses vulgarities all the time. And and it's completely unapologetic about it. Yeah. No. I I when he uses words like it was a disgrace, the language he used, and this guy has used the P wordless seaward, the F word that I mean, you name it. I actually re tweeted a montage today of all of not all some of the profanities that he has used. But you know, what is really profane? I mean, I think Kristin has it right that she's held to a double standard and no one. No, no, one is clutching their personal pearls about what he has done and said, but what he's done is profane. What he's done is obscene, meaning separating children's on their parents at the borders or putting kids in cages at the borders. I mean that that is what's obscene. This is you know, Rashida to lead is is reflecting the anger of her constituents. I totally understand that. But I would love to see the president held to the same Pearl. Clutching standards that she's being held to Curson. Does it help them across though to have, you know, a somebody who's just started in congress and with all the concerns about impeachment whether or not it's good for Democrats bad for Democrats. Whether it's something they are going to pursue or not going to pursue coming out. And saying that the granted us as you said it was a small event, but as we know in any event now everything's videotape. Right. Yeah. Look until this happened..

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"anderson cooper" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

Anderson Cooper 360

03:17 min | 3 years ago

"anderson cooper" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"But look, I think we're the president is on this in the short term is a short term battle versus a long term war and going back to my example of the Bill Clinton. Newt Gingrich fight we Republicans lost that fight in the short term. But in the long-term, Bill Clinton, signed a balanced budget. He signed Republican bills on the funding levels that we wanted on things like Medicare. I think the president is trying to establish the going into twenty twenty that he series of a border security, and the Democrats aren't and the rest of these things that he's sort of come out every day in tweets or the details that we're going to focus on now while we're in the fight. He's trying to set up a longer term sort of difference between the two parties here. Congressman Dan is that something he you think he could win and setting that up that kind of long-term fight. Boy, I'll tell you what the party that the party that makes the policy demand in one of these funding fights usually ends up owning the shutdown. I I don't. An easy way out right now there should be an easy way out. But, but what can happen now is Senator McConnell is going to be under tremendous pressure from some of his own members say members like Susan Collins, Thom Tillis, Cory Gardner, Joni arts, P, senators who are going to be up for election. And you know, the the McConnell has to make a decision do I support the president in his position or do. I help my most vulnerable members in this election cycle who certainly are not gonna wanna prolong shutdown, and if I'm McConnell, I have to be more answerable, I think to my members who elect me as majority leader. So I think this is a I think the Senate Republicans are going to be in a really tough spot here over the coming over the coming days longer. This thing drags on. Julia mean, the president has made it clear he won't accept anything less than than five billion dollars for his wall has he set himself up. So that anything less than that will look like he's lost battle or two mikes point. This is a public negotiation. And if accepts less than. It's just all part of the deal. I mean, I think he hasn't a lot of ways painted himself into a corner here. He can he continues to come back to this five billion dollar figure. He even shot down the two point five billion dollar proposal that Mike Pence floated with Democrats a couple of weeks ago right before the shutdown took took effect and said, no, no, no two point five is not enough. It has to be five point six. So every every sort of off ramp that even people inside the White House and Republicans on Capitol Hill, and certainly Democrats have offered he keeps refusing to take. So I think sure he could decide that he's going to come down from that number and having to go she ation, I'm the kind that congressman dent was talking about. But there's no indication that he's willing to do that and his comment in the meeting today that he would look foolish if he were to accept a package of bills to reopen most of the government while continuing to negotiate on these other issues really gives you the sense that he's not going to change that position. That's that's where he Davis. Appreciate it. Mike shields. Dentists. Well, thank you up next is Mitt Romney positioning himself to take over the role of Jeff flake as one of the most vocal Republican critics of President Trump in the Senate. We'll talk to Jeff flake. What does he think about Romney's eyebrow raising op-ed and the president's new attacks on him today with the departing Arizona Senator saying next joins me. Remember to create an ad like this one visit pure winning dot com slash CNN..

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"anderson cooper" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

Anderson Cooper 360

03:45 min | 3 years ago

"anderson cooper" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"I spoke with the lawmaker who was not in the situation room this afternoon, but might influence the outcome. Independent Senator in two thousand sixteen democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Here's the full interview. Senator sanders. The president says he's not budging Democrats say they're not budging. So weird things go from here. I think the American people are going to have to stand up and tell Donald Trump that when he told us several weeks ago that he wanted to shut down the government that he was wrong. And that right now, we have eight hundred thousand federal employees not getting paid. When Trump tells us he's concerned about national security. You've got people in our airports on you got people in the Federal Bureau investigations, the FBI who are not being paid. This is an outrage. And I think that while Trump told the American people he wanted the shutdown. I think he's got to understand that it's not in the best interest of this country. And what we've got to do is pass what you nanosecond passed the US Senate every Republican supported and that is an extension of the government. At least until February to give us time to work out a longer understanding Mitch McConnell reiterated today that he won't put the continuing resolution thous Democrats plan to pass tomorrow for vote because the president said he won't sign. It is it at all possible. There could be enough Republicans support in the Senate to override a presidential veto. Well, I don't know the answer to that one. But I do think this is a very profound point that the Republicans in the Senate, and I know all of them, you got a lot of decent people. Then they have got to understand that the Senate is an independent pot of the United States government. They don't work for President Trump. They work for the American people and their constituents, and we need senators Republican senators to stand up to this president and tell him that he cannot always get his way he cannot simply shut down the United States government and close a lot of suffering to a lot of people. I was went through TSA today in Burlington, Vermont, and I know this is true all over this. You got a lot of workers who don't make a lot of money. So they got to pay them mortgages, they gotta pay their trial camp. They are asking why this government shutdown why they are not being paid. And I ask and I beg on my Republican colleagues. Stand up to Trump do the right thing for this country. But as you know, this is now, the the Republican party is the party of Donald Trump. Now, it's his party. And there are a lot of there. Some Republican senators who are going to who are living in fear of facing a primary challenge if they go against the president, you know, Anderson, I do know a lot of what you just said is true. But that's not what American democracy is supposed to be about. When you've got a president every American remembers that he sat down with Schumer and he signed down with Pelosi a few weeks ago. And he said, you can blame me I'm proud to shut down the United States government. And that there are not honest Republicans in the senators thing, it's the president. That's not the way we should do business. So you're raising all right question. But in a democrat. Society, and our form of government, the Republican party should not be from is the lead him. But he is not the dictator of that party. And we should have member standing up and representing their constituents. Not just the wind cicle approach that this president consistently takes the president told Senator Schumer today that according to our reporting that he would look foolish if he backed down is he right about this. I mean, this is something he vigorously campaigned on promises were made. This is this is what drives the American people crinsley eight.

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