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Explaining the Michael Flynn controversy
"City every thing that we have been saying we're now going on three plus years is now true there is a miscarriage of justice they set up general Flynn we now have hand written notes to prove it where do we stand and your thoughts what we have even more evidence now Sean than we had yesterday we did a new filing at about one o'clock this afternoon with a report from the FBI that completely exonerated planets of January fourth of any sort of Russia problem and repeats in multiple ways that they had checked all the government files on him the FBI files the DA files probably ASCII files all those those two were redacted and found no derogatory information on him whatsoever so then we learned a task a confidential informant against them from the other information I have another that staff and helpers and he's a total slimeball but was running an operation against when I'm probably through the office of net assessment James Baker colonel James Baker in the department of defense with his handler and we think banker that they could not be at the operator but the defense department Baker is the one who had the connection that allowed him to get the transcript of the Kinsley act calls that he then probably leaked to his friend David Ignatius there been recent disclosures of how cozy their relationship was which was inappropriate for more reasons than one and we've just got more and more evidence of the strong page text messages hell struck at the instructions of seven four went back in which means the upper echelon of the FBI Comey and McCabe went back in and kept the following general Flynn from being closed he references their own incompetence and realizing that the file has been closed even though it was supposed to be on so they started all over again and start making up the attempt for the Logan act delegations and set up the interview now as I read these hand written notes and and new information that has come out potential questions for DD's call explain what that is this is from struck that son an email from strong before McCabe is going to place the call to swing on the day of the interview that Comey was talking and bragging about his little speech on national January twenty fourth four days into the trump administration and McCabe now general Flynn it's been widely reported ask or do I need a lawyer anything in Andrew McCabe lied to him did he not and deny him his Miranda rights well actually technically Maranda doesn't apply in the non custodial setting but what they always do is at least mention of one thousand one possibility the false statement possibility and what that means that they have plans and schemes by other information we have not even do that with general Flynn there emails yesterday produced that recommended that they do that and note that they always do that at least mention it in an interview and they decided here because it was planned not to mention it at all they schemes and plans and met at length about it to decide to keep him relaxed and unguarded and then I would not have their and what wouldn't a White House council of as well what is the nature of this then again improper process was and protocol what is the nature of the discussion with general Flynn and if they had the Telemus about an investigation into planned and Russia well that point the White House counsel would say will red flags general Flynn they probably would have told you probably need a lawyer that would have happened now in that and then these other you know hand written notes what is our goal now why would any FBI agent ever have to ask the question because the goal should be truth the goal should be justice they say then it goes on truth admission R. or to get him to lie get him we're trying to get him to do something or and then it's so so we can then prosecute him or get him fired well that sounds like a perjury trap but I'm not the smart lawyer that you are Sydney about one that was obviously written obviously their goal and that's even more apparent in the text messages of Strzok and page and others that came out in the production today where they also talk about using a defensive briefing as a pretext to talk to him they're trying to figure out a way to talk to him in such a way that he doesn't know he's being interviewed so they could try to trap him or make something up against him and they wound up having to just make it up and we learn more in today's production also about how Mr Strzok did massive added to the original agents three oh two and was trying very hard to keep that other agents employees in the report despite his significant changes to it and was talking to Lisa page about that she was fussing with him that helps lobbyists work was on it all right I'm I want to get John Solomon here in here in a second but Sydney what we now knows that this was a set up that they knew ahead of time that they had put this case to rest they resurrected it for political purposes we know even earlier and and the attorney general's confirm this that in fact when we've confirmed it that it was premeditated fraud on the FISA court because they will warn John Solomon will address this in a minute and that is they will warn that the dirty dossier that Hillary paid for should not be trusted it was political in nature it's unverified and my and that Christopher Steele has an agenda numerous times but they took the unverified later we find out unverifiable odd dirty Russian dossier that even apparently the Russians knew was going to Hillary Clinton which brings up a whole new story likely Russian disinformation even The New York toilet paper times got that was used as the foundation for all four FISA warrants totally debunked at this point they never even tried to verify it and then they took away Carter page's civil liberties and constitutional rights they spied on a candidate a transition team and deep into the presidency of Donald Trump those last words are Attorney General bars are and then we have other issues involving helper and Joseph miss foot in Brandon and and clapper which I assume at some point will be addressed to hear Sydney but here's what happened they denied that we now know that general Flynn is even a bigger hero don't week that what we have been saying on this program and thank god for you because you've got the crap beat out of you all a lot you work your your you know what off offered no money for the most part pro bono and donations from generous people thank god because this guy went bankrupt and he fell on the sword to save his son is not true Sidney Powell yes yes the generosity of the American people has kept our litigation going in his defense and we've learned that there was a secret side deal of course but generally they have promised not to indict his son but the judge didn't know it and we found documentary evidence only recently that Covington and Burling as per our lawyers and the prosecutor Mr van crack it made this a secret side deal deliberately to avoid that Mr Bannon cracks obligation to produce that exculpatory or impeachment information to any future defendant that they wanted general Flynn to testify against so it was another example of them cracked deliberately trying to hide the ball of exculpatory evidence and believe that the same time we on at the same time the judge did not note that the plea was coerced at and the plea was course because they said well we didn't think ally but you're going to admit to lying rose we're going after your son which that is prosecutorial abuse to I don't want to keep John Solomon out of this discussion John you've brought amazing work here and you have a lot of updates we have to listen today's documents that should be forced into the public I think really bring to light the deliberate nature of what was going on here the normal process for the F. B. I. was taking its course they looked at general plan they decided he wasn't a Russian asset he posed no threat he should be okay to be the national security adviser and then this is a more right from their notes the seventh floor of the FBI got involved the seven floors James Comey and Andrew McCabe and they stop the closure of the files the they were gonna treats when the right way and just give me a defensive briefing I move on and they put a stop to it and then they can talk this interview and you
"andrew mccabe" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"On Andrew McCabe's CD believes that people like McCain and others just were able that basically flout laws sands so far with impunity I think the president has every right to be frustrated because I think what happened to him was one of the greatest travesties in American history without any basis they started this investigation of this campaign and even more concerning actually is what happened after the campaign the whole pattern of the French while he was president so I had to sabotage residency and I I think that or least effective sabotaging the presidency sabotaging the presidency that was the interview that the Attorney General Bhargava lore Ingram last week news roundup information overload our he also said in that interview very clearly that Durham was not about a report that durable is deep into looking at specific potential crimes that were committed we know that now beyond any doubt but the IG report and all that we have gathered all the information we have that yes premeditated fraud on the FISA court for the purpose of spying on then candidate trump transition team trump and deep into the trump presidency happened they used as the basis for the warrant even though they were worn numerous times ahead of signing the warrants they were worn numerous times that in fact Hillary paid for it it's unverified and it really unverifiable Christopher Steele has an agenda now we know more as of Friday Charles Grassley senator Iowa Ron Johnson senator Wisconsin that they they have now pointed out newly declassified evidence shows there was a a quote a direct Russian disinformation campaign in twenty sixteen and there were ties between Russian intelligence and a presidential campaign the Clinton campaign not trump's campaign F. B. I. crossfire hurricane team investigating the trump twenty sixteen campaign received multiple indications that former British spy Christopher Steele one of the key informants and their investigation was part of an elaborate Russian disinformation campaign according to newly declassified put notes from IG Michael Horowitz is report on FBI misconduct it goes on from there it is ironic that Russia collusion Russian collusion narrative was fatally flawed because of Russian disinformation as Grassley and Ron Johnson who would push for the declassification said in a statement to fox news on Friday these footnotes confirm there was a direct Russian disinformation campaign in twenty sixteen and it goes on and it was the Clinton campaign one of the put notes stated according to a document circulated among crossfire hurricane team members and supervisors in early October twenty sixteen person one had a historical contact with persons and entities suspected of being linked to Russian intelligence the document described the report redacted the person one was rumored to be a former KGB SPR officer in addition in late December twenty sixteen department attorney Bruce or told SS a FBI agent that he had met with Glenn Simpson and Simpson had assessed the person was was a R. I. S. officer who was central in connecting trump to Russia Friday's the classification suggests Steele's sources were part of a Russian interference effort was immediately highlighted by trump allies at center at center right now just the news dot com John Solomon has put together a column thirteen revelation showing the F. B. I've never really had a Russia collusion case to begin with Gregg Jarrett Gregg Jarrett dot com Clinton funded the Russian disinformation drove the witch hunt against trump now it's beginning to unfold and anticipation over attorney John dorms investigation is building and the F. B. I. A. nor the early warnings that the bonk the anti trump dossier was Russian disinformation pretty sick anyway Gregg Jarrett is with us all through the New York times bestseller which on John Solomon fox news contributor investigative reporter and now the editor in chief of just the news dot com welcome both of you John let's talk about what we're learning and on top of that we know that there was exculpatory information as it relates to Papadopoulos and part I. Davos was saying no nobody's colluding with Russia what the hell you're talking about one being set up by professor misprint well this think about what we know now before they launch the FISA before they launch suffice we now though the FBI had in its own delta five its own intelligence control file for Christopher Steele warnings that he was susceptible to being fed disinformation from Russian intelligence that warning came in because of twenty fifteen contacts he had with Russian oligarchs we now know that before the FISA was submitted Alstork Papadopoulos and Carter page made multiple exculpatory statements undercut the very allegation that the FBI was about to present the FISA court in none of those cases did the FBI stop even though their training says stop we have information that runs contrary don't don't proceed until you figure out what's going on they blew through those warning signs and they filed a false FISA and they allowed an investigation to go on for two and a half years in my column today goes to thirteen different things the FBI knew were wrong about the case and still proceeded unbelievable Gregg Jarrett you know we were right all along the mob in the media but now the ones that are you know trying to excoriate Donald Trump who pretty much did everything they said he shouldn't do and literally it's incalculable how many less people contracted corona virus in the U. S. because of his travel ban his quarantine is subsequent travel bans and all is mitigation efforts and all of his efforts to build hospitals it all around the country and take care states that were ill prepared especially New York well don't expect the mainstream media ever to issue an apology or a mea culpa for misleading the American people in this day I mean trump Russia collusion a hoax as I write in a column today that's not how they operate the medial their currency is lies not credibility but it's amazing you have long called for and still find John the declassification of valuable information hats off to Richard Grinnell the acting director of national intelligence he amassed this classified information what do we find out that the whole trump Russia collusion set of accusations were nothing more than the product of Russian disinformation fabrications and lies in James Comey and the FBI Newark that's what this declassified information shows and instead of telling the truth the American people the Congress to judges on the FISA court to the president instead they bury that information they concealed it and the accelerated comi xcelerated his investigation of Donald Trump to batter him politically in hopes of protecting him from office into the Attorney General was absolutely right when he said this is one of the greatest travesties in American history as I call it in my book which is not the greatest mass delusion in American political history the question is now and the Attorney General said that we're not he's not focus so much on a report two armies more focused on on whether crimes were committed now to me if it's an unverifiable dossier annual warned repeatedly R. and the top of a FISA warrant says verified and you abuse your power and do it anyway knowing that you shouldn't do this why wouldn't every person that signed those warrants including call me a McCabe and and a bunch of other people whose names we know rod Rosenstein Sally Yates said and others why wouldn't they be held accountable for the signatures on documents that were false that they warned were false that's every application every smart person in middle America asking that question of dragons after his book for two years right I want to point to do things a bit tricky general said in the interview because a very important look at his words the first wives there was no basis for investigating trump that is a profound statement there wasn't even a basis to open the investigation never mind everything else came after but he also said if we're going to bring crimes are gonna bring charges we have to be able to prove and I think that's the process are going to say let me give you one example from the declassified notes that showed the sort of trouble the DOJ is going to have the we know the that file existed and that all the dirt on steel and is it possible Russian disinformation was available to the FBI but the two people who are most responsible for looking at it said we don't think we looked at it those are the sort of things are complicated jury in the grand jury in an effort to get people indictment so there'll have to weed through that stuff and figure out if that person lying today really overlook it with this incompetence was an intentional willful blindness it's going to take some time but I think the important words the focus that we're going to bring charges if we can prove them well I'm to me it's irrefutable you're the lawyer hired Greg to maids you know open and shut case is a slam dunk they were warned they they were told not to trust deal they were told specifically Hillary paid for it they wouldn't we now know still never stood by his own dossier now we're getting more details that the information likely came to Russia and that the people involved in this at the highest levels they knew and they kept it going anyway I know it is the it's a bit it's a bigger boomerang than I ever thought yeah you know who is the guy I wrote in my book that either the dossier was invented completely or it was sad by Russians to gullible ex British spy being paid by Hillary Clinton I must've laughed at their handy work and and but when cold we discovered this early on in the investigation he and his Confederates Andrew McCabe Peter Strzok and others at the FBI they lied they lied to the FISA court and they perpetrated a fraud on the court that's perjury and it also appears that the information they were giving to Congress was also equally untrue you know a series of lies that we know a lot of this for a long time now we just even know more than we do right now the question is how is it that the charges have been filed well it's something that Barr said is very important he said this was more this was not sloppiness and and Mr this was something more than that which means criminal activity are you both more inclined John you've been dubious of the idea that people will be held legally accountable does this give a signal that they're serious about enforcing the law I've always said I thought laws were violated and I thought there would be a small number of indictments and whether those numbers become larger depends on who flips on her right it's just like the mob or any other criminal case you gotta flip witnesses on other people to roll up on the top team I think the thing why why do we have to flip James Comey put his signature on three of them McCain put his signature on one we know that Rosenstein put a signature on one we know Sally Yates did they are all documents whether they can prove that they intended to sign that false document intense in you when you can prove it with I think criminality Kurt what what if James Comey says you know what I just trusted the people who prepared the FISA warrant when I sign my name to it really I just lose my tax attorney when I sought filed a false tax return I'm sure Hannity gets a pass right yeah and that's actually when it comes to taxes but criminals I never do because I'm not stupid but go ahead criminal law in terms of lying.
A Complete List of Trump’s Pardons and Commutations
"Today. Donald Trump continued his full on assault. On the rule of law pardoning and commuting the sentences of several high profile criminals he notably included former Illinois governor. Rod Blagojevich was convicted of trying to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat vacated because he was elected president in exchange for campaign contributions. Begovic had served eight years of a fourteen year prison sentence. You may also remember the governor from the apprentice where he messed up the Harry Potter Challenge and got fired Donald Trump. We'll technically by the apprentice producers today the President Communities Sentence Response Members of the Illinois House Republican delegation released a saying quote. We're disappointed by the president's commutation of Robert Mugabe of federal sentence. Begovic is the face of public corruption in Illinois. And not once has he shown any remorse for his clear undocumented. Record of egregious crimes that undermined the trust placed in him by the voters. Nbc News Correspondent. Tom Winter reminds us are eating. A jury found him guilty of trying to extort the CEO of Children's Memorial Hospital for a donation in exchange for increasing the payments to doctors. Who took care of Specialty Care Kids? Oh but Donald Trump was not done there he also pardoned former New York police department. Commissioner Bernard Kerik pleaded guilty to eight felony charges including tax fraud and lying to White House officials. Carrick was nominated by George W Bush to be the Secretary of Homeland Security before withdrawing that nomination just a week later. The judge gave a longer sentence than agreed to the plea deal saying quote. I think the damage caused by Mr Carrick is in some ways. Immeasurable trump also pardoned bond. Trader Michael Milkin. So guy considered to be the face of insider trading in the nineteen eighty S. Milton was originally charged with ninety eight. Federal counts including racketeering. He pleaded guilty to six felony charges of securities fraud conspiracy. He was sentenced to ten years in prison. He also paid six hundred million dollars in fines and restitution at sentencing. The judge said quote when a man of your power in the financial world repeatedly conspires to violate and violate securities and tax laws in order to achieve more power and wealth for himself and his wealthy clients. A significant president prison term is required in order to deter others others receive clemency from trump today glued former San Francisco Forty niners owner Edward debartolo junior. Who pleaded guilty in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight two concealing an extortion attempt involving the governor of Louisiana David Savvy and the former Bush administration official who was sentenced to a year in prison for lying about his association with Jack? Abramov June grown the owner of a Mental Health Care Company. Who was serving a thirty five year prison sentence for running? A two hundred. Five million dollar Medicare fraud scheme to be clear. This is the president who spent the last six months arguing. He so pose corruption. He had to make sure. Ukrainian president was to by withholding credit grudgingly approved military aid unless you launch fake investigation into the Biden's and route around Kremlin source conspiracy theory tourist findings but somehow this group of liars an extortionist and swindlers is the group of people. Trump felt deserve clemency. Maybe it's just a coincidence. That trump is pardoning these felons as the sentencing yet. Another one of his criminal pals looms earlier today. Trump tweeted about the judge in the trial of his longtime friend and advisor. Roger Stone suggesting stone deserved a new trial. Not long after the judge ruled stone. Sentencing hearing we'll go on that's planned on Thursday. Although she did say Roger. Stone's sentence will not begin until after she rules on his request for a new trial. Trump's interference with the stone cases. Troubled the Federal Judges Association so much that they called an emergency meeting tomorrow to address it and joining me now. For more on the president's pardoning spree. Today's Walter Dellinger. He was formerly formerly the acting. Solicitor General and also the head of the office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice under president. Bill Clinton Mr Dellinger. What do these pardons say to you as somebody who worked in in at high levels in justice in the United States? Well I think the show that we're really at the at the end of being a country that believes in equal justice under law there was no process to see how these crimes and these sentences compared with others who remain in prison. It's the president's own whim when a president acts by Wim and says he did of the Goya Vich. I wanted wife on television that that is an assault on the rule of law. But it goes much deeper than that. This is part of a three pronged assault on low as we know it. It involves threats of criminal prosecution of political opponents. Those investigate you. It involves promises that the president will intervene on behalf of those who commit crimes on his behalf and it. The third leg of this assault is his attack on judges and jurors in cases in which he's involved there is there's a banana republic aspect to it as you said that if you're friends with the president or on his TV show you get a pardon no matter what you've done and if you cross him in any way you might end up being prosecuted and we know that William Bar doesn't seem to be opposed to doing that but they're also does seem to be kind of a sort of Ross statement of power that Donald Trump is saying that if you commit these particular kinds of crimes that are against the Public. Trust that our financial in nature that are about corruption when he himself was impeached for corruption. It almost as sort of I don't know it almost feels like a message about that too about the fact that he's saying no no. I'm going to use of dive into corruption and revel in it. That's a good point Jordan. He treats he treats very high status people as if they're high status is a mitigation of their crops. When in fact it is an exacerbation that makes him so much worse. When you're a privileged person take for example. The fact that he has intervened on behalf of someone who was this got to be the national security adviser and lied about an investigation not just any investigation an investigation into a foreign military powers intervention. Our election. He intervened on behalf of someone who has been a prominent associated with President. Said is Roger Stone Who who committed five categories of lies and engaged in what the first department memo said was a relentless multi year attempt to again and obstruct justice in terms of an investigation into the corruption and the election and then finally the sympathy for someone. Who had the Honora being governor of one of our largest states? And who is thoroughly corrupt? And who sold a position in the United States Senate? Now that's he treats those because high status people as mitigation of their crops. And would it surprise you if the after to the things that Donald Trump does as well when it surprised if he's setting up there's been a lot of questions about whether he might try to part himself like if he's ever found to have committed some crime and that would certainly make himself the biggest part of the mall. I think he would undoubtedly attempt to pardon himself and everyone around him. He certainly let it be known that if a if he's re-elected or or even in the period after he was defeated he is GonNa take care of Of of everyone he knows including himself. I think the courts would reject hisself pardon but you know no presents ever tried that before so we can't be sure and the way in which he he seems to revel in the fact that he could take someone like sheriff. Joe Arpaio a law enforcement officer who is targeting Latinos for harassment and using the power of the police deliberately against a minority group and he pardoned him of criminal contempt of court that the way in which he plays with this. I think Dolly Elliptic who some times on this show referred to the `constitutionalisation of narcissism is what we face in this country. Yeah IT DONALD. Trump wants credit of also doing first step back kinds of criminal justice reform. He wants credit for that. But but do you sense in the pardons that he's doing especially today that the real message here is his own power right that he's essentially saying if you're powerful and you're my friend that is actually how you get a justice not by being somebody who was falsely accused of a crime or got too long of a sentence for having marijuana or something like that. That's why there's absolutely the absolute absence of any sense that the people pardoned held they compared with the culpability and the sentences of the tens and tens of thousands who remain in federal prison. The idea that he can act on on Mir welcome. I think something we've never seen the president before you know. Some people are going to raise the a Bill Clinton's pardon of financier and fugitive Bark Rich. And that was the worst thing. Bill Clinton did in eight years and an office is unjustified pardon but Donald Trump is taking it to a very different level where he's using the levers of the of the power of his office in order to corrupt law threatening opponents rewarding those who would commit crimes on his behalf going after judges and jurors in. I don't know where we go from here. I think we two thousand former prosecutors not just signed a letter but perhaps to think about blocking the willing to be arrested blocking the entrance of the Justice Department out. You have to use your imagination where we go from here Walter Dellinger. Thank you very much really appreciate your time and joining me now. For more. On the president's pardoning Spree Matthew Miller former chief spokesperson for the Department of Justice who's down MSNBC Justice analyst and Betsy Woodruff Swan Politics reporter at the daily beast and she's also an MSNBC contributor. So let's talk about sort of where where he could go from here and where and what it means and I'll start with where he could go from here. Betsy because is there any reporting on how much more of this because it does appear that there is a pattern? Somebody is either you know his friend or was on the apprentice goes on Fox News and pleads for his help he immediately responds to his friends and gives them a pardon. Who's who might be next on the list. I spent the afternoon talking to people who identify or describe themselves as allies of Roger Stone and they said that they saw the spate of clemencies that came down today as very comforting to them. Because they believe it's a signal. The President is sending that Roger. Stone may be next in line for this type of executive action. I thought your use of the phrase Banana Republic was really interesting because a federal judge. Us that exact same phrase in a transcript that was recently released from a closed door hearing regarding the investigation. That's now closed into Andrew McCabe and the judge literally said that the fact that trump was tweeting about McCabe so often the fact that he appeared to be interfering in that process created the appearance of a Banana Republic. So the thing to keep an eye on both the president of course granting clemency to people who he views as his political allies in part because he sees them on Fox News and the inverse of that which is the president encouraging DOJ to weaponize itself against people who he sees as his foes. And I'm glad also that Mister Diligent Joe Arpaio because they're also sort of symbolic arden's of people who are hurting the People Donald Trump's base wants to see hurt.
Calls For Barr's Resignation Grow
"Growing calls for Attorney General William bars resignation this comes after bar ordered a review in the criminal case of president trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn who pled guilty to lying to the FBI democratic lawmakers are calling bars actions unprecedented and say it's sending dangerous path for the justice department as the decision triggers more accusations of political interference from president trump the announcement came as the justice department also said Friday that it was dropping its criminal investigation of former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe a frequent target of the president we Jiang is traveling with president trump despite Attorney General William bars insistence that he and the DOJ act independently he has been accused of carrying water for president trump by launching investigations just to please the president like looking into the origins of the Russia probe there are new questions involving a case with the president's first national security adviser president trump avoided reporters on his way to floor questions mount about Michael Flynn someone he is often defended their to be ashamed of themselves what they've done the general fled and why IT tourney general William Barr's decision to review the criminal case against when Mr trump's first national security adviser could be viewed as a favor senior justice department officials reportedly pushed for a lighter sentence for Flynn than prosecutors originally asked for exactly what happened in the case of Roger stone the president has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case bar insists he and president trump did not talk about a sentence for stone a long time friend of Mr trump in the same interview bar revealed the president's tweets interfere with his work to have public statements and tweaks made about the department about people in the department for men and women here cases pending in the department of five judges before whom we have cases make it impossible for me to do my job CBS news has learned that bar privately expressed his frustration to president trump trump for for weeks weeks but but a a defiant defiant president president we we did did he he has has every every legal legal right right to to weigh weigh in in on on criminal criminal cases cases in in a a blow blow to to Mr Mr trump trump federal federal prosecutors prosecutors announced announced they would not pursue criminal charges against former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe who authorized the Russia investigation the DOJ was looking into whether Mr lied about allowing other FBI officials to talk to reporters in twenty sixteen McCabe is one of president trump's go to target I believe that's why he was being investigated at all the pursuit of political enemies in the use of the criminal justice system and criminal investigations to exact some sort of revenge on those political enemies is not something that should be happening in the United States of America CBS news has learned president trump was not happy about the justice department's decision not to charge McCabe the president also tweeted that the four person in that Roger stone K. show bias which may have prompted stone to once again asked the court to grant him a new trial
Andrew McCabe, former FBI deputy director, won't face criminal charges
"President trump broke almost seventeen hours of silence following the ABC news exclusive interview with bill Maher in which the Attorney General said our is a constant background commentary that under the president tweeting that he has the legal right to step in during a criminal case almost of postal got more from maybe season as Democrat terra he remained undeterred after this is this interview that came from the bar during which bill Barr said that he feels that the president tweeting read him from doing his job properly the president though it remained undeterred and he still tweeting about DOJ business he wrote that he has not asked bar to intervene in a criminal case but that that doesn't mean he doesn't have the legal right to do that so that is the president I mean it's it's in line with his character the president who you know it'll be like through a third his his authority and so he's saying I can definitely can do whatever I want when it comes to to criminal cases here this comes just is there was the issue with the Roger stone case in which the DOJ backed off on a sentencing recommendation after the president tweeted about it and then the yeah do it justice department also informed former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe that it will not be seeking charges against him for allegedly lying to the internal investigators all of this well there's a lot going on there is a lot going on and it's reading lots of questions about the relationship between president trump and the justice department the reason that we got to this point is because Roger stone is waiting at sentencing and and trial attorneys had recommended that he gets seven two nine eight years in prison the department of justice eventually over ruled that recommended sentencing and I came right after the president himself had tweeted that he felt that the seventy nine year sentence was a very horrible and a miscarriage of justice that there are any that kind of kicked out for a round of questions this to be okay with bill Barr over ruling this recommended sentencing for for Roger stone who's a friend of the president and one of his former associate with bill Maher over rover ruling to the sentencing for stone because of the president's tweet busy with that kind of the way they're communicating is is bar acting you know based on what the president is telling him or did bar really feel that the sentencing was unfair and then today we found out that the department of justice was dropping the case in two former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe that it's unclear why that's being died in the the you know what I'm clear what has changed and why this is happening all of a sudden and at the same time we also learn in that bar is re opening the keys into trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn plan had been waiting for sentencing after pleading guilty to charges that he had lied to the FBI about a conversation with the former ambassador to Russia now the DOJ's could be taking a second look at this case so many watching that and saying this thing feels kind of like that that stone case where the the DOJ is oral questioning whether the DOJ is stepping in here to help one of the president's former associates that's all and clear but it's all reading questions about the relationship between the DOJ
DOJ won't pursue criminal charges against Andrew McCabe
"Fifty federal prosecutors declined to charge former FBI director enter the cave I was an investigation into whether the long time target of president Donald Trump lied to federal officials about his involvement in a news media
No criminal charges for ex–FBI official McCabe, DOJ tells his lawyers
"The justice department has informed Andrew McCabe's lawyers a daily two years after he was dismissed from the FBI the bureau is former deputy director will not be facing criminal charges separately the DOJ is now looking into how it is handled the case of president trump's first national security adviser I'm Stephen Portnoy the justice department is now undertaking a review of how its own prosecutors handled Michael Flynn's case in late twenty seventeen the former national security adviser pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his talks with Russia's ambassador despite reaching a deal with special counsel Robert Muller Flynn has been trying to get out of his guilty plea president trump has since praised Flynn and said prosecutors destroyed Flynn's life US officials said the move could bring this group in the in the political motives behind actions at the justice
Andrew McCabe, former FBI deputy director, won't face criminal charges
"A criminal investigation against former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe has been dropped the department of justice announced today McCabe will not be charged following allegations that he lied to investigators about a leak to the media we're gonna get some perspective we're joined live on the KCBS ring central news line by Joseph Moreno former federal prosecutor who is now in private practice in Washington DC thank you very much for talking to us this afternoon I want to talk to first about that the timing of all this I mean with so much going on the focus on the department of justice I mean this is all coincidental it's not related Hey Patty it's great to join you it did seem like a whirlwind of a week with respect to the justice department but yet if you take the Attorney General at his word I mean just a confluence of events that all seem to happen back to back right and we had a couple media a stepper to forward but a couple of steps backward in terms of that I think how the reputation of the justice department continues under this administration I wanted to ask you was a former federal prosecutor to kind of strip away the politics in in talk about how this plays without politics factoring in I mean this is a it is a typical investigation we might see over the years well Japanese anytime you have a very prominent very publicized prosecution like that of Roger stone or like that of Michael Flynn for that matter or any these people that are big in the news they always have to be handled really delicately and you hope by the most professional and least political people that the justice department has that being said is always criticism right are they too harsh are they too lenient did politics come into play and so at the end of the day you do have people reasonable people putting politics aside not totally understanding why some people like in the case of Michael Flynn might get prosecuted criminally for lying to the FBI where other people like Andrew McCabe ultimately did not get charged and every case is different but I think reasonable people can kind of look at it and scratch their heads and say how does this all work you know when we would talk about political considerations oftentimes we mean externally about is involving the president the United States in the political parties but but internally within the D. O. J. could this decision to drop the investigation against McCabe beat meant to kind of boost employee morale internally in baby Patty means so many things go into why these decisions are ultimately made the quality of the evidence how many witnesses were there do you believe the person had a criminal criminal or corrupt intent to live or what is it something that could be explained as either a mistake or mis understanding but also it's a it's almost impossible not to factory in the big picture right who is the person how much scrutiny has he under gone and what and what is the president and other people saying about the case so I mean it is it's a great decision for Andrew McCabe I'm sure it's a tremendous you know relief on his back and as far as the the rank and file hopefully it is a little green it's one of those steps forward that I mentioned to say okay despite the fact that the president really had it out for Andrew McCabe hopefully the correct impartial non political decision was made by professionals to say you know what for whatever reason this is not a case we want to pursue this Moreno thanks so much for your time very much appreciate the perspective
DOJ won't pursue criminal charges against McCabe
"D. O. J. will not prosecute former FBI director Andrew McCabe deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe although he was acting director for a while McCabe of course a frequent target of the president's tweets and this as we learn the justices taking another look at the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn and of course all eyes got wider jaws dropped yesterday to hear Attorney General bill Barr tell the president to stop tweeting about his department in light of the Roger stone case and how many years that presidential confidante may go to prison for well it's now checking with Washington post reporter Robert Costa who is also the moderator of Washington week great to have you back Bob thank you so much right to be with you well so much going on here let's start with Michael Flynn the the the store your paper has that been reported today what's going on here between this is the in this investigation you see Attorney General bill Barr in a stand off with president trump about the integrity and independence about the department justice not only to Roger stone case from earlier this week and his sentence scene that led bar to give an interview to ABC news but now you see the department is making its own decisions on moving forward did it look at general flow at the lieutenant general Flynn and whether he his case was properly prosecuted if the Attorney General doing his own thing taking his own initiative about bar still has an uncertain future as the classes with the president right this is the the new set of arguments between the president and I one of the people that works with him what about McCabe could that be a big gear into irritant for Donald Trump it is in president trump facing a lot of challenges right now and because at one level you have an Attorney General who is defended him throughout the Muller investigation you have an Attorney General as The Washington Post reports today has passed outside prosecutors in this is in the deputy Attorney General's office in Saint Louis to review handling the criminal case about former national security adviser Michael Flynn and others political figures two on one level he's very much a loyalist to president trump but the the DOJ's refusal to prosecute McCabe the sentence scene of Roger stone earlier in the week has infuriated the president and you see HIM lashing out in this post acquittal phase of his presidency all right let's switch gears to the democratic presidential race and of course New Hampshire primary just few were few days past that now it's on to Nevada and South Carolina what's going on here with the front runner Bernie Sanders said how strong of a front runner he is he at this point he's strong winning the New Hampshire primary is no joke but it was a narrow win over former south and mayor Pete booted judge they now heading to South Carolina which was a tough state for Sanders in twenty sixteen secretary Clinton came back after Sanders beat her in New Hampshire if she came back in South Carolina but Sanders has made a lot of ground with African American voters in the last four years what really matters is not just South Carolina and the Nevada caucuses but super Tuesday in early March fourteen states will vote a huge amount of delegates will be awarded Sanders looks perhaps strong it's in the California primary estate full of progressives and liberals and his campaign feels good about that and and that the the fact that they feel like they're in it for the long haul finals two seconds here to talk about Joe Biden not dead yet by far especially if he does well in South Carolina but if his campaign flames out cannot be attributed to president trump painting him not as a great statesman or as a long time senator but as hunter Biden's daft that could be part of the factor the impeachment and the wear and tear but don't count out the Bloomberg factor as well mayor Bloomberg has been hovering over the biting campaign for months and that's only escalated in recent weeks as Bloomberg has spent millions in advertising in early states and he's seen a poll numbers rising now black voters in moderate voters in the Democratic Party have another option a well funded option and that's been a big problem for biting Bob good to talk again thanks so much thank you Washington Post Robert Costa moderator of Washington week airs tonight at eight on TV
Justice Department won't charge Andrew McCabe
"Federal prosecutors have declined to charge former FBI your deputy director Andrew McCabe closing investigation into whether the long time target of president trump's higher had lied to federal officials about his involvement in a leaked to the news media the justice department informed his legal team by mail as glad as I am that the justice department and the DC US attorney's office finally decided to do the right thing today it is an absolute disgrace that they took two years before they finally drew the obvious conclusion McCabe said today the pursuit of political enemies he is not something that should be happening in the United States of
Andrew McCabe, former FBI deputy director, won't face criminal charges
"Federal prosecutors have declined to charge former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe closing an investigation into whether he lied to a federal officials about his involvement in the news media disclosure prosecutors told the caves lawyers they decided not to pursue criminal charges against him after careful
Book by "Anonymous" prompts denials from White House officials
"An excerpt from a new book written anonymously is all the talk in Washington and CBS news correspondent Paula read reports that the excerpt has prompted denials from White House officials while campaigning in New Hampshire vice president Mike pence denied that he would've considered removing president trump from office those rumors I dismissed him several years ago and I'm happy to dismiss them without qualification today CBS news has learned that in a soon to be published book and anonymous administration official claims top White House staffers dot pants was prepared to sign a letter invoking the twenty Fifth Amendment which allows the president to be removed from office if he's deemed unable to perform his job the anonymous official previously published an op ed in The New York Times blasting president trumps a morality and describing a resistance operating inside the administration the very notion of this anonymous wrote an editorial now it's reported that they were the focus just appalling to me deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe who was fired last year for lying about a separate issue previously told sixty minutes that former deputy Attorney General rob Rosenstein raise the twenty Fifth Amendment shortly after the president fired former FBI chief James Comey Rosenstein was actually open lady talking about whether there was a majority of the cabinet who would vote to remove the president that's correct counting votes for possible votes in an interview to air on CBS Sunday morning Norah o'donnell asked for you and ambassador Nikki Haley about efforts to oust the president from office you ever part of any discussion invoking the twenty Fifth Amendment against the president the twenty fifth the moment never came up in any discussion I had even though this book doesn't come out until later this month it's already near the top of the bestseller lists and White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham came out with a sarcastic statement on the book's author saying it takes a lot of conviction and bravery to write a whole book anonymously is
McCabe lawyer presses Justice Department to drop criminal case
"The lawyers for former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe are indicating they believe the department of justice is bluffing when it comes to how strong its case against became this so the lawyers have now sent a letter to federal prosecutors urging them to drop the case entirely saying there are rumors that a grand jury voted not to approve charges against the former deputy director but the justice department is standing Pat in fact the caves attorneys have made personal appeals to both the US attorney for
McCabe lawyer presses Justice Department to drop criminal case
"The justice department recommended against bringing criminal charges against fired FBI director James call me but his second in command may not be as lucky Andrew McCabe lawyers argue did any prosecution of him would be politically motivated but the justice department has turned aside his request to avoid facing charges for improper leaked to the media regarding an investigation into the Clinton foundation that's according to department sources McCabe a frequent target of president trump's Twitter finger in twenty eighteen was fired just before he was to retire in is in turn suing for back pay in a couple days reinstatement he needs for a full
Ex-FBI No. 2 official faces prospect of criminal charges
"Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe facing possible charges after justice department officials rejected his attorneys appeal not to pursue charges over accusations their client disclosed sensitive information to a reporter and lied about it to investigators he had a finding by the inspector general a referral for criminal prosecution McCabe's legal team argued at the highest levels of the justice department to avoid that and they have now been notified that their appeal has been
Former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe could be close to facing criminal charges
"Andrew McCabe may soon be indicted the deputy director there is CBS the Stephen Portnoy tells us the justice department rejected his efforts to avoid charges acting FBI director Andrew McCabe true the president's higher for contradicting the white house's claims that agents were happy to see former director James call me go Mr trump then call for McCabe's ouster pointing to his wife's twenty fifteen run for state office in Virginia the president since is referred to McCabe as a sleaze bag part of a co ball of FBI officials out to get him for months now McCabe's lawyers have been urging prosecutors not to pursue criminal charges what led to his firing the belief that he lied to investigators about his involvement with the Wall Street journal article just days before the twenty sixteen election sources say the US attorney in Washington is recommending moving ahead with unspecified charges. against
Justice Department nears prosecution of ex-FBI official McCabe: sources
"Not federal prosecutors are recommending charging former FBI official Andrew McCabe for allegedly lying to internal investigators about whether it authorized the news media leak in relation to Hillary Clinton pro probe CBS's Paula re enter became the legal team appeals to the justice department asking them not to move forward with this indictment his legal team just said look this is this is part of a larger and politically motivated campaigns to attack the former deputy FBI director there's a look he's suffered enough they did not think it was necessary to move forward with these charges but clearly the justice department
Comey violated FBI policies in handling of memos
"Catherine Herridge our chief intelligence correspondent fox news joins me in studio Catherine some very major news today breaking from the inspector general at the DOJ involving the fired FBI director James calmly and his handling of some classified and other materials tell us what we're learning well first of all guy it's not every day that the inspector general investigates a former FBI director because they're held to the highest standard because they set the tone for thirty five thousand F. B. I. government employees and what the inspector general found is that director call me violated F. B. I. policy violated his F. B. I. employment agreement and took matters into his own hands when he removed seven government memos documenting his private conversations with the president in order to achieve his own personal agenda which was the kick starting of the special counsel investigation an inspector general Michael E. Horowitz use the word dangerous example being set by director call me so this was misconduct and that is laid out over the course of dozens of pages and you use the phrase personal agenda that's not your editorializing at all although I think it's true it was actually written by the inspector general those words about coming that's right that he took the memos he shared them outside the bureau not only with his legal team who was who was not authorized to receive this information but also a New York times reporter and it was to pursue this personal agenda to kickstart a special counsel investigation and what's important if we just back up a little bit is that this is the same accusation which is made against his former deputy Andrew McCabe that he lied information about the existence of the Clinton foundation investigation in the fall of twenty sixteen to benefit himself personally to make it look like he was objective that he wasn't somehow beholden to the Democrats because of money his wife had received for state race in Virginia so McCabe we might circle back to him because there's a chance he might get prosecutor we had Andy McCarthy on the show yesterday talking about potential indictments coming down the pike for McCabe that will not be the case for calling me right so they outlined all of the abuses or example he's got you know he colored outside the lines of established FBI procedure and he's a leaker that's the other thing that the report found yes and that's important because part of his job as the chief law enforcement investigator for the nation is to prevent leaking and to track down leakers and when you look at the record today by the inspector general and you look at his FBI interview which was recently obtained by judicial watch you don't see the picture of an individual whose candid and forthcoming you see someone who is spinning information to their benefit and yes there will not be a prosecution in this case call me is sort of try to take a victory lap which is almost astonishing on Twitter quoting one part of the IG report he said the I. G. found no evidence that call me or his attorneys released any of the classified information contained in any of the memos to members of the media then he went on to say I don't need a public apology from those who defamed me but a quick message sorry lied about you would be nice that is from call me of course he is omitting all of the damning stuff in the report but he will not be prosecuted that's correct the justice department has declined to prosecute in this particular case the IG report is eighty three pages long it really is a laundry list of actions by the former director that went against all of the policies and the procedures that he was meant to uphold and he is correct he did not leak a memo to the media that a classified information what the document shows is that he shared memos one with classified information with his lawyers and he did that using a personal scanner and a personal on security email account and on its face that starts to check the boxes for something called eighteen U. S. C. seven ninety three south which is the gross negligence statute for mishandling classified information and if that rings a bell that was the same statute that they investigated Hillary Clinton for violating with her use of a personal server and her violations I think just objectively were far more numerous and far more serious on that front and call me is I mean she was sharing through that leg server other was taught was secret was top secret but the law doesn't you in this particular case what I've heard from former agents is they they know that he was fired very publicly and he was shamed publicly I mean this report does that but then they say there's no carve out in the law for getting fired and being shamed which allows you to escape prosecution and this is what is say unsettling to people because so far we had a handful of FBI executives who violated ethics rules by accepting gifts from journalists they have this led investigators they call it lack of candor or they have released information to reporters which was non public I think in one case it was under seal and none of these people have been prosecuted and there's kind of a joke that circulates in Washington they say maybe there are three tiers of justice there's justice for the average person there's justice for the powerful and connected and then there's the department of it just us to give a pass to F. B. I. N. DOJ people who are coloring outside the lines Catherine last question and I think it's important for the broader contacted by the way folks at home can hear her phone blowing up she is the chief intelligence correspondent she's getting info all the time so she's one of the few people that we allow to have our phones on here in the studio because she could have a breaking news group as soon as she walked out of the studio Catherine some people hearing okay cold the memos leaking you know Russia trump all of that is this the long awaited inspector general that distinction for the inspector general Michael E. Horowitz has had several investigations running in parallel one has been focused really on the actions of the FBI director and the handling of these memos that's what we got right now but the awaited reports deal with Faiza abuso alleged surveillance abuse and targeting of the trump campaign that's really kind of the mother lode in the situation and I believe there's going to be an additional investigation which looks at leaking whether this was a culture within the F. B. I.'s also from the IGS under director call me and then the the violation of ethics rules so accepting gifts from sources or from journalists there's also yet another investigation into this correct issue sat ordered by the Attorney General John Jerome is running at do you have any sense from your sources on the time line of when we might start to see some of these other investigations wrap up and go public with the conventional wisdom was that we would get the call me investigation first which is what's happened this week and it would be the precursor to any big findings on the FISA investigation I think what you the folks at home have to I would not be surprised if some of the files investigation is redacted in part because the US attorney in Connecticut is still pursuing these issues and there may be information they don't want out in the public to me but is the term investigation and possible criminal prosecution which would be the one that's most concerning to some of these
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sues FBI over his firing
"A former FBI director rather deputy director Andrew McCabe a frequent target of president trump is suing the FBI and the justice department over his firing the cave says the firing was part of trump's plan to rid the bureau of leaders he perceived as disloyal to him the second lawsuit this week from an ex FBI official on Tuesday Peter Strock also
"andrew mccabe" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"It's less clear who oversee over you. That's probably a responsibility that falls back to congress. I don't think congress is distinguished itself in terms of oversight in the last two years. We'll see what happens going forward. All right. We're going to have more with Andrew McCabe next on morning. Joe stay with us, by the way. I just gotta say something very serious. I'm sorry willy. Well. It was just about a week. No, no. We just you. We're in the middle and very important conversation conversation with Andrew McCabe. But me it's time to give out a daily score quarter. Kornak scorecard. Yes. Okay. He's seven for Chris Matthews when we were just talking about Chris before we came on the air. Yeah. And how did he do good? It was better. It was better. You know, we told Kornak you gotta be really punchy when you open the steam Kornacki a couple nosy opening line. Healing. Disturbing. When you look very close. Let's play hurt ball though. We'll get you up to syllables. If Matthews we are trying to do his McCabe on give us give us what he came. Could be Denver gerbil Thome bull. Don't clouds over the White House. Now. That's what it do. Storm clouds. Let's play it would cover. All right. We'll really ask you. Something grabs you on the show because you can say, yes, no. This is this has been great. Overactive? New book is the threat how the FBI protects America in the age of terror and Trump so I wanna ask you about this twenty fifth amendment. Come you had within deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein, there's been some interpretation of what you said on sixty minutes. It's not actually in the book. Can you clarify the conversation you had with rod Rosenstein about the twenty fifth amendment? And what exactly he wanted to do? Yeah..
"andrew mccabe" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Not like all those new people with nose rings and tattoos. Who knows what they're doing? Did you raise your hand and say general IM Irish? You know, I thought with a name like McCabe that was fairly self evident. But not Jeff Sessions not Larson these moments we'd be sitting in a small room Skift protected for top secret discussions, very small group of people senior leadership of the of the bureau senior leadership of DOJ when the attorney general would make remarks like this was silence. We wouldn't react just kinda stare at him. I personally never wanted to indicate any sort of agreement we needed to try to push on and try to get him focused on the work that we were doing if the table, but it was incredibly incredibly odd an awkward, and there's a steady stream of these kinds of things from Jeff Sessions in the book, your wife at the at the end of a long day described in this book says to you you did your job your kids know it. That's what matters is that what you carry forward. Absolutely. Absolutely. I am so proud of my wife and my children for having gone through this experience. It's just been. It's been so hard on so many different levels, and they are strong independent clear ride. Well, informed, people all families go through struggles. All families have tough things that they have to suffer with. So we're no different in that way. But like all those families, we've become closer and stronger as a result of it. I have tried to squeeze three hours of questions into this half hour down a hell, that's the best. We can do look I know others have talked to you about the inspector general's report. And how you left the FBI one of the reasons I haven't done that as I've seen your other interviews, and there's a lot about that that you can't discuss said you can be part of a lawsuit. I think those are all worthy areas of inquiry. But in the time, I had I wanted to get into these things that are in this book which times is right. It is well written. It is a quick read. And I learned stunning things on every page. And thank you very much for joining us, really, really. Appreciate thank you. And when we come back, we will have some reaction to what we've just learned here tonight. We have a panel of guests who will join us. Neil cut y'all is here and others. To discuss what we've just heard from Andrew McCabe. We are joined now by Neil T, L, former acting solicitor general the United States. He's a veteran of the Obama Justice department and the Clinton Justice apartment Barbara mcquade is with us. She's a former US attorney MSNBC legal contributor. And Natasha Bertrand is a staff writer at the Atlantic covering national security and the intelligence community recently interviewed Andrew McCabe herself about his book and Neil cut, y'all. I'd like to start with you. And I like to point you to the gang of eight meeting, but you're free to react to anything else that that McKay talked about I actually made a mistake when I said that Kevin McCarthy was in the room for the gang of eight. He's a member of the gang of eight now, but he wasn't then. But the important point that I heard of from Andrew McCabe is after announcing to Democrats and Republican leadership in the congress that the the FBI had lost launch an investigation the president United States. None of them had any real questions about it. And none of them raised any doubts about why the FBI would be investigating. The president United States. Yeah..
"andrew mccabe" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Rachel so having a deputy attorney general with no prosecutorial or law enforcement experience is unheard of for my first guest. Mccabe who I just checked with while you were unheard of it on. So I mean, surely we've had one at some point in the past. But it is not the way it has been working in the modern Justice. This will not be the first deputy general who has not worked at the Justice department before. But this will be this'll be groundbreaking in some other ways, and it is unusual especially given what's going on in the Justice department right now, where institutionalists are probably the most valuable thing we could have as a country to have somebody there who's a new we will get Andrew McCabe is reaction to rod Rosenstein is replacement and so many other things including Rachel, including this which I don't think you've heard anyone else mentioned from his book the first time Andrew McCabe heard the Donald Trump wants to go to war in Venezuela. You want to guess guess which year that was on? It wasn't wasn't anytime recently. The that's in here last book, I have to tell you just Lawrence. I'm let you go. I have been I have watched all the Andrew McCabe interviews. I have looked at everything that has been published about his book the interview, I am in most excited about is this one year about to do and I'm very excited, you know, why? Because it's going to be two Irish guys sitting around talking about Jeff Sessions Goto that's go. Thanks arts. Well in an investigative report released today by four New York Times reporters, the nary times summarized what they describe as President Trump's two year war on the investigations and circling him that war has included attacks by the president on our first guest tonight, Andrew McCabe, and his wife much of the times report today is a cohesive assembly of most of it is what of things that we already know and have already been revealed about the president's war on the investigations and the investigators, including special counsel, Robert Muller and his staff, but the lead item in the times report shows the president once again stepping up to the line if not crossing the line of obstruction of Justice the times reports that shortly after firing attorney general Jeff Sessions the president's called Matthew g Whitaker his newly-installed attorney general with the question he asked whether. Jeffrey Berman the United States attorney for the southern of New York, and the Trump ally could be put in charge of the widening investigation that was that was of course, a widening investigation, which the president of the United States had already been affectively named an unindicted co conspirator in federal court in Manhattan, and none indicted co conspirator who committed crimes with Michael Cohen and ordered Michael Cohen to commit crimes in arranging payoffs for these silence of two women in the final days of the presidential campaign. The problem for the president was that Jeffrey Perman who the president appointed as the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan had already recused himself from any investigation involving the presence. So Jeffrey Berman could not do what Andrew McCabe says the President Trump expects from federal prosecutors who he appoints Jeffrey Berman could not protect Donald Trump in his book, Andrew McCabe writes that what he knows about President Trump. He writes what he knows about. President Trump asking then FBI director James Comey to drop the investigation of Donald Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. He writes this after commes conversation with the president. He called me on the phone to tell me, what Trump said this was the moment when I realized that the president and his administration were not just inexperienced not just unfamiliar with the established norms of democratic government. They wished to manipulate the functions of government mainly for their own interests..
"andrew mccabe" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"Is this? Good laugh when I saw one of President Trump's tweet this morning. I really good laugh. And I was wondering if the double entendre was. Intentional. Whether this was an intended Hon. So in regard to the Andrew McCabe interviews in the book, that's come out. Now, the book the the threats. Threat by Andrew, McCabe, and all the media. He's doing so in regard and in response to the book, and what McCabe is saying in these interviews whether it was sixty minutes, whether it was the today show this morning. The president tweeted out remember this Andrew McCabe didn't go to the bathroom without the approval of leaking James Comey, so leak leak bathroom was that attention. Listen, I think Trump is called James Comey leaking James combing the past but most of the humor did not escape me with leak in and bathroom. And so Trump is insinuating that Andrew McCabe wouldn't do a thing wouldn't even go to the bathroom without the permission or knowledge of of James Comey. Now, speaking of the book, and I tease this right at the very end of last hour. I teased because what's happening. The book is out now and folks are getting a chance to go through bits and pieces. You know, it seems that this book was held pretty tightly because some of these books. A lot of the passage is a lot of the meat had leaked days or even. In a week or so prior to a books release. So the James Cawley book James collies book there were a lot of passengers. And a lot of the details had come out even before the big interviews that he had done it. Seems that the McKay book, you know, these revelations that were made on sixty minutes in that taping and came out late last week. And then of course, the actual interview running on a Sunday night on sixty minutes. But there are important chunks that are coming out. Meaning that it seems that a lot of folks did not get advance copies that they kept this pretty tight and close to the vest. So this presents an interesting dilemma is not the right? Well, maybe it is. I guess it depends on through which lens you look at this. But you know, here I'll admit I'm saying that you have to be skeptical in some of Andrew McCabe claims because he's trying to sell books. He lost his big gun. Government pension is big benefits package because he was fired just hours short of locking in his full benefit. And and sue. Thanks reminding. The Sooners reminded me that he is planning on suing the department of Justice, and I had seen that earlier as well. But here's the interesting. Okay. Dilemma. In that. You know, we know the McCabe has lied in the past. We know that McCabe had lied while it was investigated, and he did leak to reporters, and he did not tell the truth. So he did lie. So when somebody is a known liar on something. I'll be everything should be or you should question everything and all should be suspect. Right. I listen. I think that's fair. But with that being said that not everything subsequently is going to be alive. They could've lied about X to save their but on a large scale and the other things they're saying could be true. What I'm saying is with McCabe. I don't know. But here's the curious issue is at the end of last hour. I was saying that all in the book were just learning now that McCabe goes after Hillary Clinton. And Loretta Lynch, essentially in the book, so a watch this because you'll see that certain outlets certain news outlets. Ellison. I'm on the conservative entertainment side of the equation. And I'd be hypocritical. If I sent all males McCain, bona fide, look at this look at this opinion, and then try to prop him up because a claim or a statement in his book attacks, Democrats, liberals, Hillary Clinton, Lorenzo Lynch. I'd be a hypocrite. If I said, oh, I'm gonna glum onto that. And wow, that's the gospel right there. That's awesome. What? But then to try to gloss over everything else and saying, oh, that's a bona fide lie. That's that's double standard. That's hypocritical. You know, what I will say is that the claims that he makes I just don't know what's true. And what's not so McCabe, and you will see many on on the right? Glommed onto this. I do agree with the statement. I I've said this on on countless occasions on the show that in the book former this is a Fox News report today. So Fox News is reporting today. Former FBI director Andrew McCabe in his new book. Rails against President Obama's attorney general Loretta Lynch for her decisions and actions wall the FBI investigated Hillary Clinton's Email server during the two thousand sixteen campaign, saying Lynch should have been recused from the probe and a special council should have been appointed. Instead, I folks I can't even tell you. How many times I said that on this show? There is no doubt about it that Hillary Clinton her private Email server classified or secret documents that were taken off of a secure department of state in Trump's net, and then sent to Hillary Clinton's private E mail over the internet. With full exposure. Was absolutely criminal. No doubt about it. There people that should have been prosecuted charged and prosecuted and potentially ended up in jail, the private emails the private server, I folks bleach bit wiping those servers. I mean, it it it it goes beyond heinous on what the Clintons did with that private Email, the private server, and the fact that there was not an independent council. There should have been an absolute Muller type investigation of Hillary Clinton and that whole boondoggle without a doubt. So McCabe is slamming, you know, Hillary Clinton, essentially, an Loretta Lynch. Mccabe wrote in the threat, which came out today that the tarmac meeting was a horrible lapse in judgment by Loretta Lynch. Of course, that's when she met in Phoenix on the ramp newbies. And those not in the know call of the tarmac, but they met on the ramp inside a private jet. And that was absolutely unprofessional uncalled for an absolute breach of ethics. There's no doubt about oh. We just talked about grandchildren golf. That's what the Loretta Lynch. Or as I used to say, Loretta Lynn. So again, can you have it both ways on this book is crap. All but look at this. This is great Hillary Clinton in a Loretta Lynch are well rightfully being slapped. Folks. People learn I'm by the way, I'm looking at my array in front of me, I have so much to get on in the final forty five minutes of the show today. Do not miss a thing. In fact, if he get home if you're in your car, just stay in the car, and I just listened to just put the seat back recline. And analysts because there's just so much to get to here. Got a question. Are you ever going to be a bonehead? That polls shenanigans and acts like a complete imbecile. On an airplane. I hope not the overarching question here is when will people learn? Don't do anything wrong on an airplane. Don't yell. Don't scream don't have meltdown. Don't get into any kind of an incident. A scuffle. You're going to lose. We're all sensitive about airplanes security, don't mess around. When will be figuring out whatever your beef is whatever your ticked off about do. Not do not. I repeat do not do it on the airplane. Well, we got another case here. Ladies and gentlemen. I'd like to introduce you to one Valerie Gonzalez now who is Valerie Gonzales fell. This is your lucky day folks, because I'm gonna tell you exactly who Valerie. Valerie was a passenger on a JetBlue Airbus. They only fly the eighty three twenty family. So what are they have the three nineteen three twenty three twenty one? Those are the big jets flying. I I believe that. Jetblue also has some of the they have a small they have a couple of the, you know, the small commuter jets for for certain runs, but primarily the Airbuses the entire fleet. So this woman's on this Airbus from Fort Lauderdale Hollywood international airport so from Fort Lauderdale to Vegas late last week. And the story goes that she was drunk, and she was intoxicated, and she became very ticked off that she was seated next to a three year old. Well, this devolved this melted down. She ended up not going to Vegas. She ended up arrested. She said I'm not sitting next to a bleeping three year old. I've been drinking all day. You can even hear on the audio about the play. We'll put the video link-up as well. So he can see it. We'll have it up on Schnitt show dot com. The the fellow passenger this Orlando, I'll zoo gotta. He recorded the whole thing on video, and she's even saying whose recording this this needs to go viral. This is well, guess what? It did it did go viral, and it seemed that she was talking to somebody on our phone whether it's FaceTime or but she was complaining about the situation. Folks. Don't let this be you. And it also appears to be a ROI which is an alcohol related incidents. Sorry..
"andrew mccabe" Discussed on The View
"And you're just sending her as much love and compassion and prayers as possible here from your family, do you? We're thinking of you. Okay. So coming up next former FBI director jeopardy director, Andrew McCabe is here. He just wrote a book we have a lot to talk to him about. We'll be right back. So former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe really ruined presidents day for Trump. Who has ranting about the shocking claims about him in the new book the threat had the F B I protects American the age of terra and Trump. Please welcome Andrew McCabe. To mind, everyone, you took over as acting FBI director after your boss, James Komi was fired by Trump and almost immediately. We've now learned you opened investigations into Trump obstructed Justice. And whether he was acting as an agent for Russia. Did you believe he was actually an agent for Russia? We believe that could be possible. And that's why we open those case possible. Well, joy, the FBI doesn't open cases because we like a person or we don't like a person. We don't open cases because we are political in one direct other. We open cases because we look at the information we have in our hands at the time. And if that information gives us a credible articulo basis to believe that a threat to national security exists or that a federal crime may have been committed. It is obligated under those circumstances to open a case. That's the determination. We went through and decided to open a case on the president. We and our who what are we talking about? How many? What goes into making that decision who caller? So that was the recommendation that came to me from the investigative team that was responsible for the investigation of Russian interference into the twenty sixteen election. It was something that we considered very closely. I further discussed it with FBI attorneys general counsel. And then of course, I had several conversations with rod Rosenstein about it following that process. Rod, and I together briefed congressional leadership about the steps we've taken to play devil's advocate on this. It looks like it was an attempt to lash out at Trump who had just fired her boss. Do you actually believe that Russians ordered Trump to fire me? Well, we don't know. And we certainly didn't know that at the time. So I think it's important to realize that the things that were causing us to believe that a threat to national security might exist had been building up throughout the investigation. We'd been conducting through the fall, it was the way the president had been interacting with us the way that he had talked about the case publicly tried to kind of undermine our efforts made it clear that he wasn't happy about what we were doing the fact that he had asked him Komi to shut down the investigation into Mike Flynn, which was an important part of that investigation. And then, of course, the fact that he fired the director when he didn't do those things that the that the president had asked so you put all those circumstances together. And then, of course, add to it the president's own public statements indicating that he was thinking about Russia when he fired the director of the FBI, we felt it was our obligation to act in those circumstances was undeniable let me ask you this director you had a lot of meetings with. Dag Rosenstein during this time, and I'm more than one occasion. He offered you say seriously. He said it was a joke to wear a wire into the White House. You say he also floated the idea of invoking the twenty fifth amendment to remove the president and speculated about which cabinet officials would be on board. So what goes through your mind when you hear the number two at the Justice department, a Trump appointee?.
"andrew mccabe" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Sullivan. So I know the bureaucrats hang around there for life. They do twenty thirty years working for the government. So all kinds of different administrations. Come and go from DC. But the deep state is what was started to be talked about regarding President Trump's in office. He's been duly elected by the people and the is deep state out to get him. And I'm thinking, oh, I just bunch of bureaucrats. No, this is it. This is it this Andrew McCabe was trying to orchestrate removing the president of the United States because he did not think that this guy was capable. Phone number's eight five five two nine five sixty six hundred congressman Chris Stewart. Reacted to McCain's comments about how he opened this probe of Trump. And basically says nothing good about Andrew McCabe. All my first reaction is what a crock for heaven's sakes. The Russian investigation was never on solid ground. He knew at the time. There was nothing there. This is what we know about Andrew McCabe. And I'm going to use the word that I rarely use. But it's true. He's a liar. He has not told the truth. That's why he was fired from the FBI, and I can tell you that he came before a comedian said things that make absolutely no sense. The second thing we know is this is an individual who hated Donald Trump and did not want him to be president. What she said to the American people as you guys are too stupid. You made a mistake the smarter ones are going to fix that. And he did that by doing things launching investigation into Russian and this allusion towards obstruction of Justice. And now, we know two years later there was no basis for. Anyhow, he knew that at the time. They were simply trying to remove a president.
"andrew mccabe" Discussed on Bill O'Reilly's Free Podcast
"Certain and ways so we do investigation so be impeached now i took it a step further and maybe i'm being unfair but andrew mccabe was fired for lying to investigators that's why he was fire the inspector general says we don't know why andrew mccabe go out of his way to have a secret source and it was secret nobody knew lisa page of speed him information we don't know what i'm going i know why this is only one reason why my wrong well we'll think about this there are three people that know and that's mccabe struck and page you know struck knows as well she's the lead investigator on the lead investigator they have discussions about it and remember something else that that comes out in the email exchanges between struck and page when they when they they talk about trump they've talked about the voters they you know there's all those you know salacious texan emails but it's very very clear in one of them i believe it's page that makes reference to the upcoming interview of of hillary clinton and who's going to be there who's going to be present and they're trying to establish that there's going to be two investigators and to prosecutors in the room and they make a comment say and why are we going to leave it to to into because this just might be the next president of the united states so you have now in my in my opinion this is the kind of evidence you look for for conspiracy is individuals operating in secrecy with a common interest and what does that common interest it's for hillary clinton to become president and trump not okay it's complicated but there are statutes on the books.
"andrew mccabe" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Different andrew mccabe gets indicted if andrew mccabe gets indicted four james call me what happens as far as any investigations are legal things they they signed off on before we're those people have grounds for appeal and for you don't retry in their cases and whatnot least we can answer that however however let's say that one of the charges was and i'm making up facts here so i you know would be an hypothetical let's say that in it that andrew mccabe was charged with a crime of tampering with evidence suborning perjury and you know tampering with with witnesses and he in one particular case well then the person in that case may browns and say hey i got i've got grounds to reopen the case because fraud was committed upon me by the legal system and i didn't know about it right it was hidden from me until this new indictment of andrew mccabe so now i'm discovering new facts that call my call my conviction at question so if there was one specific case or two or three but the the indictment would have to name the case in name the exact miscarriage of justice but but it it's the same thing i gotta tell you dave i get questions from time to time for people saying nor let's say trump's indicted let's say he's impedes let's say they kick him out whatever can we undo all of his actions just because he was illegitimate answer there is no so no.
"andrew mccabe" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"Mueller and the inspector general might have a couple of hundred pieces congress we're we're still sitting here with maybe twenty five fifty all right let me ask you have some sense but again what we do know there's a lot of smoke here that he's the needs public disclosure indeed and we are now starting to see a picture that sort of natural conclusions lead us to start you know filling in gaps here because we've got the government that doesn't want us to fill in gaps leaking information to the press that wants to find a way to spin the gaps into oblivion but you started with james call me in the emails the emails that were just uncovered by your committee these are emails that were exchanged between a number of people at the fbi not the least of which is james comey andrew mccabe and some others including sally yates talking about briefing president trump and the steele dossier and it sounds very much at least from what we can gather from these emails that are still heavily redacted that this was done in concert with cnn because cnn pro it was provided documentation and an attachment solely on the most salacious elements of the dossier and now we have learned that president trump was only briefed on this on the most salacious elements of the dossier and then to your point james comey says the briefing went exactly as i had planned that says to me that these guys are working together to try to make sure information that otherwise would never pass the smell test of a tabloid could be in could be put into the public sphere for consumption and create the call for the muller investigation first of all the coordination i'm concerned about is twinned komi and james clapper and it was james clapper did i think admitted to the fact that he leaked the fact that james comey had briefed president trump as the trigger as the hook for cnn release story th there may be nothing to various really about cnn contact the fbi seeing they had access steele dossier and the fbi knowing about it and then trying to figure out exactly how bad it was all going to.
"andrew mccabe" Discussed on 550 KFYI
"Andrew mccabe and why he was fired of course andrew mccabe was with the fbi he was a former deputy director of the fbi and days before he would have been able to collect his pension he was ruthless fired by jeff sessions and liberals were so upset democrats were scrambling and they said you know what we will rehire andrew mccabe for just over the weekend so he can collect his pension and they went a step further they set up a gofundme the account in which they want to raise one hundred and fifty thousand dollars will yesterday the account was shut down after it had raised over five hundred thousand dollars proving once again that liberals are perfectly willing to fund illegality former deputy director of the fbi andrew mccabe was fired from the bureau last month for committing three violations of the bureau's ethics code now remember at the time we did not know why he was fire we just do that it was recommended internally like internal affairs recommended his firing these were people who could be i'd easy violations initially were uncovered by the justice department's office of the inspector general and confirmed by the fbi is office of professional responsibility they included lack of candor under oath isn't that isn't that a kind of a nice holiday phrase that lack of candor under oath you lied okay he was lying under oath lack of candor lack of candor we're not under oath which is the same thing you lie you lied under oath and you lie we were not under oath because you lie in lyon.
"andrew mccabe" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"The entire fbi when he stripped andrew mccabe of his pension was i can personally destroy you personally right you wanna work twenty years for the fbi and then retire we're gonna take your retirement or will find one of a hundred other ways to destroy you i suspect that there's a bunch of people at the fbi right now who are looking into many of these things some on behalf of muller some on behalf of just you know hey the fbi has investigations you've got a family that the trump crime family that for years and years and years has been you know in business with or done business with the very least actual mafia figures in new york city and this is no secret look at you know where the concrete came from for trump tower if the news reports i've read are accurate and and using these mob like techniques i mean this is right out of the godfather mccabe half you don't wanna cross why contention a nice little pension you got there i mean that's what's going on in my opinion the trump caught fight crime family is fighting back and they're and they're fighting back against law enforcement and this is wrong this is just fundamentally wrong and the thing that shocks me is that that particular take on it the trump not just getting revenge on andrew mccabe because you know here's the ironic part of right of this right and i pointed this out on fox news.
"andrew mccabe" Discussed on AM Joy
"Of service and you need to reach the age of the the so reready at twenty more years but he didn't reach the age twenty six hours or of being fifty years old that's not be a reason look you're gonna tell me the session the thirty general of the united states who lied to congress when he went to go get confirmed at all no i never spoke to the right said who is of part and parcel of this ida administration that we have donald trump's yeah mr itell the true all of the time i'm not going to judge men on andrew mccabe twenty six hours before no this was mean this was been dictated and we should have a little balance that's all i'm doing have you heard back from mr mackay on your offer no haven't heard haven't heard back from them but i hope that he comes by and look i'm being very very clear very transparent if this resolves the issue on the other hand quite honestly if wants to stay and work in the office through july the second of twenty nineteen which is my last day in congress he's welcome to come and work with you know on the judiciary committee i'm one of the proponents the articles of impeachment of this president and we love and we are sure that he could be of great value great service to us on the judiciary there because i want to read you what the chairman of the committee that you serve on the house shake many bob goodlatte had to say about the firing of andrew mccabe said i applaud attorney general jeff sessions for taking action and firing former fbi director andrew mccabe prior to his scheduled retirement mr caves actions of tarnished reputation on the fbi america's premiere law agency what do you make of republicans including the chairman of your committee attacking andrew mccabe and applauding him being fired such that he could not get his pension.
"andrew mccabe" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"What andrew mccabe is describing there and we'll have to hold one against the other right and two things can simultaneously be true and ben put this well when he was describing it it is absolutely clear name another deputy director of the fbi who was became a household name he became a household name because he was attacked by first presidential candidate donald trump and then president donald trump and he's in he was attacked and i would submit probably fired for largely political reasons and i would throw in there the absolutely shameful sing signal singling out that sarah huckabee sanders did of him from the podium yesterday but this episode that he alludes to you know it's part of this behind the scenes dads that's really necessary part of washington that goes on where on background officials guide reporters to help reporters get their stories more accurate to make sure that things are not written that are unfair to subjects targets of an investigation this this is a dance that has to go on that needs to go on behind the scenes but something happened there that i that leased it sounds like the inspector general found wasn't exactly right and something then seemed to have happened with mccabe testimony that the inspector generalized suspect had a problem with so the fury that mccabe has about the politicization of the fbi in about his being fired i totally get i don't want to say that it's clear that his conduct has been completely above reproach because it feels like it's much more complicated story than that.
"andrew mccabe" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW
"Hours before pension kicks in i'll tell you what my answer to that is i don't care i care more about if we have a rogue fbi agent that was covering up incudes with peter stroke and lisa page and they were in cahoots with this judge contraire us the friend of peter a stroke if they did all of that and withheld exculpatory evidence in the michael flynn case and then when congress sent the fbi and the department of justice subpoena instead send us all of the all of the text messages send us all of the conversations andrew mccabe engage in a coverup to keep congress from doing their job and to keep congress from discovering the corruption within the fbi i would rather see andrew mccabe prosecuted for those things that you and i would be prosecuted for regardless of how big of the hero we have been in the past do you think four one nanosecond that any of the investigators in the boston bombing case whether they were local officials or they were andy mccabe do you think that any member of a swat team for the new york field office of the fbi who may have done some hero ick things do you think he should just get off scotfree from criminal charges.
"andrew mccabe" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"This year so even if there is a more wealth fun of information that two is unbiased as comes from henry unbiased day after places that that my would family and i are going lead to have to fun probable all cause the to way look through into december uh and we're doing it that at sea carter page will join us only here of your it sea still will doesn't favorite get over what's that the one new coaster sentiment electric that eu despite coming this all summer that wealth i of i'm information moving if they didn't have to the the dossier top of information my did do they left wouldn't have gotten pay the warrant forcing yeah day and glee again all just year to reiterate with a just using those clunker words that bridge that line became it the doesn't by mean that this was the only document that they use that the fbi used by it was the most important obviously the other troubling part of this memo despite what else the fbi may have had is that there was a senior department of justice official who was involved with with obtaining this warrant whose wife was working for fusion gps to assist in finding all his anti trump stuff it's a clear conflict of interest on its face that your yet that was not disclosed never disclosed in court so if you just look at this and even if this is cherry picked information is this the way the democrats describe it that right there is enough to raise some eyebrows at the very least raise some eyebrows about the way the fbi handled this now we have to figure out what the democrat version of this is we have to know what's in there memo to compare of this to fill in any holes that that they say they would be filling in with their information and even as you mentioned that that testimony from andrew mccabe it took place behind closed doors in a secret meeting classified meeting from the house intelligence committee december 20th i think it was and when andrew mccabe came out of there he didn't say a word about what he talked about and democrats have said that vat line in the memo from the republicans is.
"andrew mccabe" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Instead of look we've seen the numerous ports as all of you have and any specifics i can tell you none of this decision was made by that of the white house in any specifics i would refer you to the fbi i look at the president stands by his previous comments but in terms of the situation today as i just said we've seen the reports just as all of you have we don't have any specific comments the president did not play a role in younger became stepping now yes i can say the president was a part of this decision making process no one at the white house contact with the fbi foul mccain known one putting directors or even had any discussions about his his tenure at the fbi didn't even at the white house now there are more of it nothing specific to mccabe in his stepping down as of today no one of the white house giving instructions or even communique fbi about the white house's view on andrew mccabe really are well let's go to some news reports of a tweet from donald trump back to nbc in recent weeks the white house has agitated for me caves exit say he's part of a broader pattern of bias against the present in the highest levels of federal law enforcement seems like they had some sort of discussion uh more trump's repeated criticism of mccabe which is very public both in public and private made the fbi said director the leading example of concerns republicans have increasingly raise about potential impartiality of the justice department while they've been all over television talking about that and then there is of course this trump's tweet he said how can fbi deputy director andrew mccabe the man in charge along with leaking james colmey of the phony hillary clinton investigation hooting or thirty three thousand illegally deleted emails.