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China says it will retaliate after US orders its Houston consulate to close
"With the Chinese. Let's deal with the hacking situation and the story that broke yesterday and even before this, we had heard that the Chinese were actively trying to steal intellectual property on Research for a Corona virus vaccine and it comes down to the Chinese know that this virus originated in Wuhan. The Chinese know that they misled the world. They misled the United States they misled. Originally, the World Health Organisation, which has become complicity with the Chinese. On multiple levels and the Chinese did a disservice to humanity. Let's look at it through the prism and the lenses of us here in the United States. That if they would have let us know in December Or early January what they knew and if the Chinese would have locked down Wuhan sooner, even just a week sooner. They didn't tell their own people between January 14th in the 21st and there was a massive spread and rule on at that point. They don't even tell their own people or they didn't move to lock things down. And again the Chinese Communist government completely to blame here for mishandling and mismanaging and lying to the world. And with that said the Chinese don't want Toby. Shown up that they don't want to be behind the eight ball. They want to also be the ones that say, Hey, we've got the best vaccine against Corona virus. Instead of all of the other pharmaceutical and research and institutions around the world that are working diligently and feverishly. On a vaccine whether it's German scientists whether it's French, whether it's what we're hearing out of Oxford in the UK Fizer here in the United States and, of course, their branches all around the world, Moderna. You know, that's just a fraction of who's working. Johnson and Johnson here in the United States is just a fraction of who's working on this vaccine. And the Chinese were we heard this two months ago. I talked about this on the program months ago that the Chinese were tryingto hack and steal data from all over the world so they could be first. Was saying, Hey, we got the vaccine. And now we have two Chinese hackers that have been formally charged with trying to steal research on the Corona virus vaccine. Trying to steal from private companies trying to steal from our government agencies as well. And this is what came down from the DOJ yesterday. And these two guys apparently work that the Chinese Ministry of State Security and the Gwang Dong State Security Department To lead a campaign, which the DOJ the assistant attorney General, John Demmer said was a sweeping global computer intrusion campaign. That's the nice way to say hacking intellectual property theft just going in and stealing. Chinese are very, very good at this. That's why they've gotten so far militarily. From a industrial standpoint, they stolen countless countless hundreds of billions or trillions. An intellectual property. Lee. Zhou Yu, 34 years old and dung. Jeez, I got zero J A Z a shot. G, uh 31. According to the reports, they targeted intellectual property and confidential business information. Held by Pharmaceutical companies and those that are steaming full speed ahead toward a corona virus treatment. Treatments. So the therapeutics the testing issues, the vaccines they were trying to rip off and bust into everything. And this is what the Chinese have done again. Defense contractors. Why do you think the latest generation of the Chinese fighter jet looks just like the F 35 Because they ripped off was the Lockheed Martin or north of Groman. They They controlled her back in the late to thousands like 8 4009 And they stole a whole lot of defence information on the F 35 ripped it off. So it's defense contractors. They rip off the pharmaceutical companies. A computer high tech medical device companies. The Chinese even have a history of busting into solar energy companies here in the United States video game development They're ripping off information. They're stealing codes. It's nonstop on what the Chinese do their absolute thieves. When it comes to intellectual property. According to the indictment. These malicious cyber activities began more than 10 years ago. And were ongoing as of the date of the indictment, according to AA de MERS. During that time, the hackers stole terabytes of data from hundreds of targets. Establishing themselves as a prolific threat to the U. S and foreign networks. And these charges from the feds. They say that these Chinese hackers tried to access the accounts of other organizations that we're not government organizations. They tried to bust also into dissident organizations or actual dissidents or clergy, human rights activists. Is it trying to get Intel and so they can punish and and go after anything that's a threat to the Chinese Communist. Regime. That's what this comes down to. Yeah, Lee and Dung they were working on high tech companies. That was their focus, but they had a whole team. They work of others, obviously, but Lee and Dung they were, they were focused on busting into high tech companies here in the United States, also in South Korea, and Sweden and Spain, Australia, Belgium, Britain. Germany, Japan, Lithuania Nothing about a stony and Latvia. But Lithuania and these indictments were filed in U. S District Court in Washington. And shows that Beijing is using fight cyber theft. In a worldwide campaign. To quote Robbe replicate and replace non Chinese companies in the global marketplace. And then there's also said that China is providing the safe haven for these criminals in order for the Chinese government to get all this information that these guys were Pretty much on the Chinese kami payroll. China has not taken its place alongside Russia, Iran and North Korea in that shameful club of nations that provide a safe haven for cyber criminals to exchange or in exchange for those criminals being on call toe work for the benefit of the state. Again to feed the Chinese Communist Party's insatiable hunger. For American and other non Chinese companies. And to steal their hard earned intellectual property, including covert 19 research, according to Des Murs, assistant attorney general It's a huge problem it has been, and that's why the Chinese are as far as they are. So on the heels of that now we go to the next chapter. And that's that the Chinese consulate in Houston, Texas, has been ordered closed and, you know he's got his finger on this pulse and is spot on and is not a great job and doesn't pull punches. Mince words. And that's Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio. He gets and has gotten the Chinese threat for a very long time. And what Marco Rubio said today in Fox Business interview is that the Chinese Consulate in Houston is a front for a massive spy organization. And the State Department has ordered that consulate in Houston. To shut down, he said. This consulate is basically a front. It's kind of the central node of a massive spy operation. Commercial espionage, defense espionage. Also influence agents try to influence Congress, according to Marco Rubio. And by the way, Senator Rubio is the acting chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee. And he said that this closure of the Houston Chinese consulate was long overdue. And he said the State Department Was completely right Team make this move, and the State Department says that this is absolutely necessary to protect intellectual property here in the United States and private information. And of course, the Chinese. They're going ballistic. They're saying that they could retaliate. That this is uncalled for. This is a gray GIs. We could retaliate. China China When you get there, try to get you to send another virus our way. Is that how you going to retaliate? And Rubio also predicted that China Would then retaliate by closing one of our diplomatic facilities. In China. And if you wanna get a snapshot of what we have in China, Of course, we have the official U. S embassy in Beijing, but we have five consulates around China. We have a consulate in Shanghai. We have a U. S consulate in Gwang Ju. We have a U. S consulate and Cheng do and Wuhan Great and in Shenyang, So we have apparently five other Consulates. On top of our embassy. So the expectation is the Chinese going to retaliate by shutting down one of our places. Hey, what about this fire? What about the Houston Fire Department being called to this embassy or this consulate? Has to shut down by end of business like 45 o'clock on Friday. So the Chinese have to shut this thing down and get out by the end of this week. By Friday afternoon, And last night, there was a fire at the embassy Smoke and Houston Fire department responded. What do you think happened? Where was the fire? What were they doing? Hold on to that thought, because we'll wrap up this whole story with that next. Here on Schmidt, I
U.S. accuses China of sponsoring criminal hackers targeting coronavirus vaccine research
"Company's working on Corona virus vaccines and treatments. Two former engineering students have been indicted in connection with the case. They're said to have worked both the personal profit on for one of Beijing spy agencies. U. S. Officials said the case showed China had joined what they called the shameful Club of nations who provide safe havens to cyber criminals in exchange for them stealing intellectual property. Assistant attorney general for National security is John Demas. This case highlights the efforts being taken by the FBI and our partners to counter the threat posed by China. To the economic and national security of the United States. It also demonstrates the FBI's commitment to protect our nation. And sends a message that as director Ray mentioned just two weeks ago, when China violates our criminal laws and international norms, we're not going to tolerate The indictments came as the U. S Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, visiting London praised Britain for banning far away from its five G network. China says this decision will harm Britain's trade prospects Mr Pompeo said he wanted to build a coalition against what he called the threat from China. We want every nation to work together to push back against the Chinese Communist Party's efforts in every dimension that I described to you today that it certainly includes the United Kingdom. Includes every country way hope weaken, build out a coalition that understands this will work collectively to convince the Chinese Communist Party. It's not in their best interest to engage in this kind of behavior. South Korea's Internet giant Neighbor Corp has moved back up
Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down Wisconsin's stay-at-home order that closed businesses to limit spread of coronavirus
"A piece of audio from a state Supreme Court justice this was from esquire magazine in discussing the governor's order to stay at home the assistant Attorney General Colin Ross appeared to be rethinking his career choice Bradley the Supreme Court justice went full on Glenn Beck never go full on Glenn back this is what the press called full on Glenn back listen to this judge my question for you is where in the constitution to the people of Wisconsin confer a sorority on the singles on elected cabinet secretary to compel almost six million people to stay at home and close their businesses and face imprisonment if they don't comply with no input from the legislature without the consent of the people isn't it the very definition of tyranny for one person to order people to be imprisoned for going to work among other ordinarily lawful activities where does the constitution say that's permissible council one of the bravest guys and the guy who appointed her to the Supreme Court successful governor economic education healthcare reformer Scott Walker joins us now governor how are you Sir Eglin even better today because of the Supreme Court yesterday sure okay so the Supreme Court yesterday in Wisconsin struck down the stay at home order what does that mean well there was no stay so it means technically anyone anywhere in the state of Wisconsin could be opened the one caveat to that is welcome to the home rule states so there are still the ability of local jurisdiction so a handful of communities city Milwaukee city of R. we're seeing a Dane county or state capitals at all very Liberal Democrat areas there governor should be there mayors and or account executives issued similar orders to what the governor's administration will done but for everybody else it means technically any retail establishment or whatever's open last night around the state there are other places out there although and I heard the tail end of year your last segment in the end the governor I've said for weeks the government can get out of the way but ultimately the market will determine when businesses reopen when employees feel safe to come back in when the when customers ultimately come back as well but it the first step is getting the government out of the way so Z. the get the new governor the guy who I think replaced you it had issued the stay at home order he said yesterday last night on CNN this puts our state in the chaos now we have no plan no protections for the people when you have more people in a small space I don't care if it's bars restaurants or the home you're going to be able to spread the virus today thanks to the Republican legislators convinced for Supreme Court justices not to look at the law but look at their political careers I guess it's a bad day for Wisconsin because now it's the wild west commented when it's it's like it's like they've suspended common sense not only in his statement but not others across the country we see this over and over again we've been operating for nearly two months now with the threat of this coronavirus in every time anyone goes in a grocery store every time someone goes into a pharmacy every time someone goes to the hardware store every time someone shows up in a in a manufacturing plant that is deemed essential by the government they've been able to do that overwhelmingly across the country safely so to me it just defies common sense that now certainly since the so called nonessential businesses can open finally because those justices actually upheld the law they did exactly opposite what he said they actually upheld the law now does that mean the people who've been operating safe we're certainly going to go crazy and and not use the same watching the done before of course not you know here here's here's the thing first of all I think you guys had the election when every but when nobody knew what was gonna happen and with that it shows that no there was no spread to from you guys holding L. holding the election which quite honestly at the time I would have found surprising but there was no problem for holding the election yeah I guess the the governor didn't learn his lesson from that one and when did we go from a let's not overwhelm the system let's not overwhelm hospitals and doctors and the nurses let's flatten the curve to nobody's going out until everybody is safe yeah it it's it's the flat occur versus now we have to find a cure before anyone can set foot out there the logic I went back and looked two months ago yesterday I wrote a piece on Facebook about how we need to be rational we needed to follow the guidelines we probably shouldn't have Dick's sporting events or concerts for awhile so we could figure this out but that we could do these things without shutting down the economy we just had to use our common sense we had to be purposeful interactions to make sure we're safe the same is true today over two months we flatten the curve but do you still have government officials whose immediately seem like they're hiding under their beds open a guide somehow this will just go away it's not going away it's not going to change anytime soon and if we don't win this year register Connie devastate but think of all the people across America who missed out on doctor's visits in clinics and other checkups who missed out on early detection I mean this is literally a life threatening issue even when it comes to re opening the economy so governor do you really believe that these people are hiding under their beds or is there something else involved I mean there is we have to balance things and that is what a leader does he gets advice from the FAO cheese and they save Valjean just tell me about the health effects and then somebody else has to advise is didn't tell me just about the economic effects and then I have to make choices as a leader on what we do we are now looking at a group of people in Washington and it seems to be falling on party lines that they for some reason we just don't want to open the economy and no one is talking about the deadly effects of America going down the drain or going into a deep depression not only the affects financially but the effects of health and welfare all over the globe millions could die because we go down it even amazing the group that are not aligned with that don't normally reference but even a United Nations report recently just this week showed that grave concerns about massive I mean we're talking crippling poverty around the world because of the economic effects here in their point was that this will actually have a much larger devastating impact on the Taliban casualties because of malnutrition because of the depression because of suicide because of all sorts of issues I think it's a combination of summer parade and some have an agenda when I look at Nancy Pelosi's and we could talk all day about her ridiculous three trillion dollar bill that's out there but one of the things I think's been ignored about what you did put out this week is they've got a provision that would extend the federal unemployment enhanced benefits till January one that tells me Democrats believe our whole some have an agenda that they want the economy not to open until after the start of the year which conveniently happens to be after the presidential election I I got to say if you're an American not a Republican not a Democrat now to conserve not a liberal but Americans that should scare the crap idea we should be doing something about it so do you think that the American people are I mean I think that my father used to say there is no such thing as bad it doesn't it nothing is bad it's depends on how you react to it that will make it a bad thing in your life for good thing you can go to prison for robbing a bank that's not bad that is something that you could use now to reforge yourself and and become better the corona virus I think has helped a lot of people get perspective on their life it is showing us that we need family and shows us that you know this arguing back and forth with the politics is really the Washington doesn't have the power we have the power we could use this to wake up on the bill of rights etcetera etcetera or we will allow it to destroy us do you think the American people are waking up on both sides of the aisle and saying wait a minute wait a minute these essential bill of rights liberties are really important I I do have some more slowly than others but but I do think they're waking up yesterday's ruling in the Wisconsin Supreme Court was a good step in the right direction because as I said after the ruling came out you know though okay holding the rule of law is important even in an emergency it's an important event and I'm optimistic it as frustrated as I am as as challenging as times are I think about American particular country that started out in defeating the greatest military power at the time who overcame a civil war that would have torn apart just to any other country in the world you ever came to me two world wars took on nine eleven were Americans and were country based on freedom and as long as we cherish those freedoms and liberties even in times like this I have no doubt we can overcome anything the part of that means of free will and the ability to engage in free enterprise that's something that I think it's fundamentally a part of who we are it's what king Solomon talked about finding joy in your labor I often say nobody signed by my high school yearbook saying good luck becoming it depend on the government we all no matter who we can where we come from what we look like we all in our hearts we want to work we want to find join our labor we need to get the government on lease and get it out of the way so that we can go back to work and and restore
In Unprecedented Times, Governors Have Unprecedented Power
"Now let's move on to the power governors in the states have explained their responsibilities during a public health crisis so we're gonna do this what is your view of the constitution of the limited document the tenth amendment to the constitution stresses that they're in the powers not delegated to the federal government to research this thanks so I understand our constitutional law we understand that the states have what's called quote unquote the police power and it's not the power just to have a police force that power to regulate everything within the borders of the state all people and conduct except when it's taken away specifically given to the federal government so that's why it the governors of the states who are exercising that power under their own constitutions or because the state legislatures given that power they're the ones who decide whether businesses can stay open out whether we're allowed to travel outdoors what can be bought and sold because the states have the general reservoir power over everything within their territory finally local governments mayors county commissions do they have any unique powers or they beholden to what state government decides on last a governor specifically gives them the leeway to make their own decisions like an acting curfews or ordering residents to wear face masks in public question and that's really up to each state so some something could give if they wanted to their cities and counties that power that's the case in California for example but again that's just they launched a constitution each they could be different I'm joined by former Deputy Assistant Attorney General and visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution John you let's talk about re opening the economy and your piece explaining how the president can't force states to do it explain who as what authority there it's interesting so based on the police power states hi I have the primary thirty over in the opening closing of businesses for example restaurant in your hometown A. L. a public health standards that's under state law that under the police power the greatest use of the state police power in the system record is one where is their power to protect the public health and safety of the residents of that state hi imposing these lockdown orders that's all under state law now the federal government has a lot of tools at its disposal to try to get the economy reopened and going again what they're saying you can't do is actually reverse those lockdowns so the federal government can boost spending ranking give out more checks to more people her unemployment benefits it can actually directly assessed since it can reopen travel can encourage people to travel want to control whether businesses and establishments the open or not whether people go outside or not thanks still to this day in
"assistant attorney general" Discussed on Politics: Meet Me in the Middle
"Have to request it. It still has to be my decision because maybe I'd like what it does for my life to be followed but right now there is no law and I think that's what we're both saying. There is no law that does it. The Trust Law doesn't do that in particular. Now you would need to pass a new law that would say that and then you'd have to develop a regimen either with regulations or with legal cases that you could bring you could do it either way. The Europeans have to an extent passed it. Now you've got to realize though if you pass that law it would regulate American companies but it probably wouldn't regulate China and China would probably still no when you were breathing and where you are and also you know. Look THOSE LAWS. Those APPs that really. That did not sit well with me. That's an interesting. Have you ever use? Take Talk Yeah well I mean the law all it could say is you must get the consent from the consumer in this next time. You're on favorite APP. A little pop up window comes up. Says if you want to continue on you must press okay and you accept by pressing okay. All of these rules So I'd like to bring up a kind of a a distant subject for a second. I'm I I like single malts bourbons I like to experiment in Nice restaurants and bars and learn new things but do you know how hard it is for a small producer of spirit to get into restaurants when you have the big players telling restaurants and bars. No no no. You're not giving up your shelf space to some new guy so to to what extent do you look at protecting? My interest of wanting variety price competition new product and protect the reality that the big guys are owning the shelf space because of the power. Look WE OF COURSE WE CARE. Ultimately it is the choice we want to ensure that you as the consumer will have the choices that you want But we also look at the economic factors play. We look at the supply and the demand. None of us have necessarily the right to have anything. We want in the local supermarket. That's privately owned. They make their decisions. We want to ensure that there's enough outlets enough distribution channels. What's great about technology? Is that if you don't find something at the local Ralph's or Safeway's you can now just go to your phone. Order it on You know half a dozen different outlets and some of them with free delivery. You'll have it by tomorrow. And maybe some of them you'll even have it in the evening and you'll cut out some more of the folks in the middle and so the technology has solved some of these issues. Maybe I didn't the president the the problem clearly enough that there's a guy in Malibu that has a new campaign called MoD. Do you think that moet-hennessy is going to allow that to show up anywhere where they have such power over the shelf space for Champagnes in restaurants and bars. I don't know if they won't if the quality is good. Quality is excellent and they do enough the marketing so that consumer awareness will be there and therefore the demand. I think it becomes difficult. Now if Hennessy comes in and puts restrictive covenants saying that as a condition of offering my product you cannot offer any of my competitors. That's something antitrust. Law will address but if the business owner on his own makes a decision. Look nobody has ever heard of Maud. There's not going to be the consumer demand. I'm not GonNa Waste Shelf space. I could sell five more hennessy products because in addition to that they're also going to bring in all these other promotions that they do. That's a decision that business owner will make out big big companies do flex their muscle often and prevent new competitors from coming in that take bits of their market. You know all of us and that WHO has a business school. We all had to learn a case. Study that we call the spaghetti sauce worse right so we remember the days. Where now Ragu did it differently back. Then they decided to lower the price of their spaghetti sauce because of their power beneath the price that it cost to make for years they made the price so low that put all the other spaghetti sauces out of business and they got another seven years of basically exclusivity. Their power allowed them to do that. Is that something that the trust department thinks is cool. Well it depends on the facts on the product. You know a thing you know. Nowadays you can order again that over the Internet spaghetti sauce what we would look at is. Are you pricing your product below market? And there's a test for this called predatory pricing in order to drive out competition but now the consumers winning as long as you're doing that because they're getting a smaller a lower price for a better quality or at least as good of a quality product or we can only buy a crappy product because nobody turns around and buys the good stuff because this is such a massive price difference if that higher quality is not worth the higher price and that's the market speaking but if the consumer's preference is the cheaper one. Now here's where the antitrust laws would step in. If they're dumb enough to sell below their cost for a long period of time they're just GONNA go out of business if they D- then can raise the price because others cannot enter and then they erect barriers. That keep somebody else from giving them price competition. Well that could be a situation where an antitrust violation would occur. Because you would meet what's called the predatory pricing test so I can't help but take the opportunity. Well you're here. The reason why this program exists is because our society is way too polarized and we're hoping we can bring people together and have them listen to each other with respect and solve issues you know have family members get back together and friends be able to dine together again. I can't help but wonder what it's like for you in the current environment and I'm wondering how much you can share with us about your experiences in Washington. There's no question we're living in a time where people are divided and perhaps technology has some reasons for that because we are getting our information and news through certain sources and we are Fed in Echo Chamber of information that we want to hear people have lost their ability to be objective about some of these issues. And we everybody looks at each other as if you are wearing a red shirt or a blue shirt. But the fact that the intolerance has grown for different ideologies is a troubling development in our society. Because you know lots of people blame your boss And I think probably inappropriately blame him because I think there's you know there's a lot of discussion That goes on about some of these issues. An obscene it You know the fact that. There are roadblocks thrown to just the proper functioning of the government. The way our forefathers wanted people also make a difference and say as a historian. I'd say that so you look back and you take for example. George Washington George Washington chose to have a cabinet where he brought in Alexander. Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. He was trying to create a big tent. It depends on the personality. So if the electorate chooses an authoritarian minded leader or a hyper partisan sort of leader. You'RE GONNA get one sort of approach but look people come to a lot of these jobs with crate level of passion dedication and sacrifice in order to improve the system. Well making delaram. I speaking about commanding half our audience would approach this program listening to you with incredibly critical mines and the other half would would potentially adopt everything you have to say and be saying. Yeah The reality here is obvious to us here at this table. Spending this time with you. Is that you personally put in the kind of energy intellectual power education and time that we are very grateful for and it doesn't matter what your party affiliations are and it doesn't matter whether or not We agree with everything you have to say. But what we are is very impressed with you. What you've chosen to do to try to help our society and please do something about the cell phones. Okay thank you so much again. It's a privilege to serve and I should also say that all my colleagues across the government and in both parties throughout we may disagree on on the margins of some policy but across the country. You know you look at the SEC chairman the FCC chairman the FTC chairman The CFTC some of these are some of the most brilliant people with incredible character That are sacrificing. Conserving each day. And I think most of your listeners should know the quality and I thank you for allowing me this opportunity to share some of my experiences and my thoughts with you. Hopefully it'll help improve the dialogue. Well thank you. I hope you'll come back at some point. I know I know we kept you too long. And Ed Larson always a pleasure. You certainly bring a knowledge genasense ability to these discussions that I really appreciate a have a wonderful day. Everybody and thank you for meeting us in the middle. Thanks for coming. I'm bill curtis come back again. If you like what you hear please tell your friends and let us know how we're doing by leaving a comment. It really helps. If you give us a five star rating and we really appreciate it you can also subscribe to the show on Apple podcasts. Stitcher or wherever you. Listen to your favorite podcast. This episode was produced and edited by Mike. Thomas Audio Engineering. By Michael Kennedy and the theme music was composed and performed by. Celeste and Eric Dick. Thanks for listening. Room Kirk Oh media media for your mind..
Trump is creating a task force on missing and murdered Native American women. President Fawn Sharp, Tribal Leaders meet in Washington to address climate change. SD Supreme Court Weighs State Cops' Jurisdiction In Indian Country.
"This is national native news on Tony. Al Gonzales in January two thousand seventeen to agents from the South Dakota Division of criminal whole investigation went onto the Pine Ridge reservation to investigate a crime committed off the reservation. They were accompanied by a bureau of Indian affairs. Agent and one of the state agents spoke with the suspect as six circuit state judge throughout the statement saying D. C.. I lacked authority in Indian country. Now the South South Dakota Supreme Court will decide the issue before the case continues Victoria. Wicks reports Morgan Cummings was eighteen years old when agent Dane Rasmussen knocked on his door and asked to speak with him. Cummings made statements about the Crimes Rasmussen was investigating and was eventually charged and prosecuted leading up to the trial. The defense attorney asks that coming statements be suppressed and the trial judge agreed. The state appealed that decision during oral arguments assistant attorney general. Stacey Hegi says Rasmussen employed a knock and talk method of making contact with Cummings something any ordinary citizen has the implied license to do Hegi says as the trial judge aired by considering agent Rasmussen to be a law enforcement officer rather than a member of the public the defense says Rasmussen and the other agent agent were acting as law officers when they arrived in police cars and questioned a suspect attorney. Terry Pagoda says the only way to right. The wrong is to suppress coming statement and we cannot dispute the fact that at the time that this occurred state law was that they did not have any jurisdiction in Indian country. You can collar. Aw knocking implied license. Whatever the state calls it it doesn't make any difference? They did not have any Saudi. They're put iota says there is no justification for the agent's actions even if they didn't know they were acting contrary to law as the state suggests for National Native News. I'm I'm Victoria. Wicks in rapid city South Dakota tribal leaders from across the country are in Washington. DC This week discussing priorities at the National Congress of American Indians Winter Session Ncaa. I president font sharp delivered the state of Indian nations earlier this week which included a focus on climate change. Von Golden has more. The president's sharp did not hold back calling out federal lawmakers on what she others see as inaction on climate change when it comes to climate change and sustaining humanity on this planet. We have no time left to lose and yet our government is nowhere to be found. She said her home in Washington. State the Quin autonation. autonation has already been forced to higher ground from sea level rise and other attendees at her address are feeling the effects to Sam. Schimmel grew up on Saint Lawrence Orange Island off the coast of Alaska. You're watching language disappearing as a result of weather patterns. You're seeing changes in weather meaning that traditional practices aren't able to be pursued food and that's something that is having severe negative effects on the mental health and wellbeing of tribal communities across Alaska across the US Schimmel Schimmel. He's only nineteen years old but he participates in. NCAA is Climate Action Task Force. And he's been a regular in lawmakers offices over the issue in Washington Yvonne Golden National Native News President Trump's task force on missing a murdered American Indians and Alaskan natives is holding a tribal listening session Wednesday in in Washington. DC as leaders are in the area for the National Congress of American Indian session. The task force's reviewing cold cases and seeking ways to improve investigations and and information sharing when it comes to missing persons cases some native women's advocates and Congresswoman deb Holland are critical of the task force for its lack of tribal leaders and community members. The seven members are all from federal agencies. I'm Antonio Gonzales.
Accused El Paso mass shooter charged with 90 counts of federal hate crimes
"Got an update on the story involving the el Paso Walmart shooter yeah the justice department is falling hate crimes and firearms charges against that twenty one year old man accused of carrying out the mass shooting that killed twenty two people at a Walmart in el Paso here's the story US attorney for the western district of Texas John bashing now it's the ninety federal charges six months after Patrick Chrissy is allegedly opened fire inside the el Paso Walmart twenty two of the ninety counts carry a maximum penalty of death bash says the department of justice is sending a message everyone who serves in this department from the Attorney General on down to the newest prosecutor is committed to keeping all of our citizens and all visitors to this country safe for racist violence all across the country DOJ is going on offense against those were plotting hate crimes as we've seen a lot of instances over the last year Chrissy is laid out his intentions in a manifesto posted online before the shooting assistant Attorney General Eric drive and confirm the alleged shooter was targeting Mexicans we in the grand jury allege that the defendant committed these federal hate crimes that he committed these violent crimes to frighten and intimidate the Hispanic community he echoes bashes promised that hate crimes won't be taken lightly at the federal level such crimes seek to intimidate innocent people and groups of people because of who they are these horrific crimes and may leave many people feeling terrorized isolated and vulnerable will hate crime charges us carries significant value they recognize that a violent crime was both an attack against specific victims and also an attack against a particular population subtleties in el Paso say they will seek the death penalty against Patrick course yes who pleaded not guilty I'm
Deval Patrick to Democrats: Others have plans, I have results
"Divall Patrick is the accomplish two-term former governor of Massachusetts and he's running for the Democratic nomination for president. His is an Uphill Hill. Fight made tougher by the fact that African American voters are not giving the only black candidate in the race now the boost and support. He needs to have a fighting chance. The Patrick isn't giving up with reasons I said earlier. You know I have Others have plans. I have results here. What they are right now governor? Patrick thank you very much for being on the podcast Jonathan. Thank you for having me all right so when we were writing up in the elevator you said to me what what was that that you're a black man can't win so let's let's go right there. We're talking about my aunt. Gloria man part was off the Rick Now I read your column I read your column and I you know I was telling you on the way up about a caller to a a radio call in show. I was on in South Carolina a few weeks ago and he sounded. And I'm I'm aware of my presumptions and say he sounded like a Like a black man and he said To the effect governor. Patrick he said you know you are exactly right. You are just right for the country he said but I don't think that America's going to elect another black president And I will say more and he said well you see that Trump is the reaction to Obama and and we're just not ready for For Black President we thought we were when we elected Obama. But we're not today and you know I I have not Had not heard that again Until I saw your uh until I saw your article and I know you said that's not exactly what you were Right the article was about well. I mean what we're talking about is my my aunt. Gloria who lives in North Carolina at the Family Barbecue will uphold. I my relatives in in in the in the in the yard at the barbecue and she said the way the the the system the way it is right now things being so racist that it's going to take an old white man into beat an old white man old school against old school and that was her argument. For why Joe Biden she thought would be the person who should be the nominee the and should be someone who could beat President Trump and the Washington Post did a pole with Ipsos where Vice President Biden foreign away is leading among black voters in this was a poll. Only a black voters this sort of reinforced On Gloria's areas viewpoint you're standing in that poll was less than point five percent Do you think I mean given the call from the South Carolina giving on Gloria and the family hold them well the oath of the look. I think I might experience as a candidate. Eight and watching Candidates and in politics is to be deeply skeptical of polls Really right up until the eve of the election the mole that it matters to say the obvious is is Is the vote cast by by voters you know polls told us that the outcome of two thousand sixteen presidential the election was going to be very different than than the and it's not that all poles are bad. It's just I think most of what we're getting today are polls about name recognition in that. Add respect I have a lot of work to do Nationally and we're getting that work done but I think the the The part of the of the column Jonathan if I may okay so as a Respectful of your incredible work. I'll give you the critique. No it just made me sad Because I think what is happening in many ways and this goes beyond race but I also see it among A black voters I meet is that we are so focused on the very very very important work of defeating the incumbent president that we are all of us looking for permission to devote our aspirations so we keep being We keep talking ourselves or in some cases being talked into. What is the smart outcome and candidates do it as well Columnists pollsters pundits and And so forth and I think you know voters others have a singular power and that is to make up their own minds about who best represents events their aspirations for for themselves their families their communities and And the nation and seating that to To people who were you you know hard at work trying to sort of outsmart or forecast outsmart. The electorate forecast the election before people have really begun to focus in on it. I think is a a is a worry not just for me as a candidate but for me as a citizen. I'm going to ask you this question that I have I have here. You may have already answered it. But I'm going to ask it because it's sort of our black voters being pragmatic or too cautious is not just black voters and and When I say When you when when I hear pragmatic I am hearing That they are buying a narrative about likelihood of success from people whose success at predicting likelihood is mixed at best folks aren't GonNa unreason their way through polls and punditry to the right answer. They're going to Eventually pay attention to. WHO's making the best case and WHO's likely to make the strongest case against Against President Trump and the fact that we know Joe Biden. We're familiar with With Joe Biden. Who by the way is wonderful person? doesn't necessarily mean that He's the most effective at a At standing up to to president trump and I'll just say if I may on my own behalf and I say this mindful that there are it's big talented field with with a bunch of my friends in it no one else in this race has a range of life and leadership experience that I do domestic and abroad private sector and public And when you consider the range of challenges that face people black and brown and white and everybody else how much like The experience of growing coming up on the south side of Chicago with other black people and That I had and neighborhoods like it. How much like that? Experience is is experienced experienced today in In the suburbs in small towns among a white working class People better be willing and able to be a bridge to change that That lasts while speaking of of your career. I'll be a little more specific. You were the two term governor of the Commonwealth uh of Massachusetts. Yes you were the former. US Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights. Division during the Clinton administration correct rang and in private sector at Bain capital in other places. Why don't you think given this range of experience and having I'm Ben in the race now is two months yet? I think so. Yeah too much like today that you haven't that you haven't been able to break through through well we you know we have a lot of work to do. We are focusing not on national polls are becoming famous. I'm focusing on building in the early states. We have With a real emphasis on New Hampshire and South Carolina for reasons we can talk about but we have organizations in each places teams growing very a fast in those two primary states up on the air with TV commercials digital commercials in in the early states and that is a that is terrific. Perfect you know in the I think in the days before I came here To your offices in. DC We were in New Hampshire. I WANNA say three three days and did nine or ten events in those days had four front page Articles in local newspapers. There's big headlines and so on bigger and bigger crowds and they're very engaged so for me it's not about you know just showing up and having rallies. It's really trying to listen to people. I have a whole bunch of very strong ideas of my own campaign by asking people to make personal increasingly. They are they're doing so so again. I have no illusions about the about how heavy the lift And had life not intervened. I would have come in more than a a year ago and I think you know that story but I came in when I did because it felt like This great talented field. Good as it is and familiar to me as many many of them are Might Miss the
Trump administration launches task force on missing, murdered indigenous peoples
"The White House Task Force on missing murdered indigenous women indigenous people met recently. The Task Force is comprised of federal officials and aims to address the disproportionate rates of missing and murdered. Native people joining us. Now is Catherine Sullivan. She is the principal. Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Office of Justice Programs. Welcome to native America Calling Katie. Thank you I'm so pleased to be here and thank you for highlighting this issue absolutely also on the line. We have Kurt all me. He is the United States attorney for the district of Montana on Tanna. Welcome Kurt thanks Monica. It's a pleasure to be here Kenny. Let's start with you I understand the first meeting of the missing and murdered indigenous. People Task Task Force was on Wednesday. Tell us about that meeting. Well first I WANNA say and commend president trump in directing the creation the task force and really think the attorney general for making has designated on the task force. I have a CO chair and that is Terrorists Sweeney the assistant secretary of the Bureau of Indian affairs at the Department of Interior. We also have a designated from health and Human Services Services and the idea is that we are coming together to meet certain deliverables that were set by the president to address the epidemic of of missing Missing people and murdered people in in In native in I'm sorry Indian country So it is an exciting. The Task Force came together. Talked about creating and A consultation schedule so we he can be meeting our trust responsibility Working in a government to government fashion getting out to Different reservations in places. This is to hear feedback on what what they would like to see. The challenges that they're facing At the same time we're looking at building Some cold case teams in certain areas And data collecting is also something that is of great concern both to the president and we know from Indian countries so we are working on all of those friends and it was very exciting to be a part of the first task force meeting meeting and I look forward to everything. We're going to accomplish going forward. Yeah you have a tremendous job ahead of you with this task force. What do you hope will? We'll get accomplished this year. You know one of the things That's certainly near and dear to my heart and one of the things that I love about. The the president's executive order is it talks about creating a collaborative multidisciplinary teams to address these issues shoes and I know from my work with the office on violence against women and certainly in my position and running the office of justice programs. How how effective these multidisciplinary teams are when someone goes missing The effect on the community is so great. We WanNA to make sure that victims are served in including families of of of the missing People who go missing and you know have have been subject to some kind of crime. We WanNa make sure that we have victim services involved along with the appropriate Investigators I and officials and prosecutors and the people who can make sure that anyone who has been engaged in criminal conduct In Indian in country is held responsible so collaborating with all three of the agencies and with our native American partners. I just think there's GonNa be a huge success when we When the Task Force was first announced we did a show about it and one of the issues that was brought up on our show? was that that it didn't that. The task I didn't include any community members in particular survivors or a family members of survivors. Is there any effort to address address. This yes one hundred percent so a federal so when you put together a task force it must include food for all kinds of reasons that are far too laborious to go into now and would be very boring for the people listening but It it it must include just federal Basically Federal Employees All the rules change about meetings etc that are when you clued so the the idea is as we have the federal task force group that then we'll go out into Indian country to hear from native Americans. Of course yes. We are anxious to hear stories from survivors Families that have been left devastated by this issue and we we also are really looking forward to getting out into the field to get good and accurate data. Missing People. Data is very Makira coll- When someone goes missing and they're found we know that the different reporting systems aren't always updated so getting some accurate data is something thing that you know we're also looking forward to doing so engaging in a government to government fashion to meet our trust responsibility Onto our native American partners is primary to the task force. I can say as journalists. We are looking forward to having accurate data to report on as as well.
Former DOJ Official On Why She Thinks Domestic Terrorism Should Be A Federal Crime
"The man accused of stabbing people who were celebrating Hanukkah in New York this weekend has been charged with hate crimes New York governor Andrew Cuomo called the attack domestic terrorism he wants to see a new state law that makes domestic terrorism itself a crime federal law does define domestic terrorism but there are no criminal penalties for it someone who's been long arguing to make domestic terrorism a federal crime is merry McCord she was a former acting assistant Attorney General for national security under both president Obama and president trump she joins us now welcome I'm glad to be here also how is domestic terrorism currently defined under federal law well it's a actually defined almost identically to international terrorism that is a crime of violence under state or federal law so think things like murder assault with a dangerous weapon aggravated assault when done with the specific intent and that is the intent to intimidate or coerce a civilian population or influence the policy of government through intimidation or coercion and so the primary difference then is where the act occurred so if the act occurs overseas or even if occurs in the US but with a connection to overseas terrorist that's considered international so lay out the case briefly for why you think making domestic terrorism a federal crime would change the way it's prosecuted in the US so to be clear there are a suite of terrorism statutes in the federal criminal code and many of these would apply to terrorism occurring domestically but only in very specific circumstances such as when a weapon of mass destruction like a bomb or nuclear devices used or when the attack is on a US government official or government property in the case of a mass shooting or multiple stabbings like this weekend domestic terrorism would not apply that's right so when we're talking about a vehicle which sometimes we see such as entering unite the right rally in Charlottesville Virginia in twenty seventeen those criminal acts would not be chargeable as terrorism offenses if they were not linked to a foreign terrorist organization but let me ask I mean there are still other laws already on the books that punish the kinds of acts were talking about there are laws against murder there are hate crime laws firearms and explosives laws why are those current laws not enough you're absolutely right that when we're talking about crimes of violence as the predicate for any act of terrorism those crimes of violence already are illegal so it's not an issue of there not being effective prosecutions it's an issue of how do you drive resources toward prevention but if prevention or putting effort into prevention is part the problem isn't that just more of an issue of helping federal law enforcement agencies prioritize prevention efforts when it comes to say hate crimes are certainly some sort of read training and re organizing of how federal law enforcement approaches federal hate crimes is certainly an order and I very much support that it's just not the way it has been historically and hate crimes not all hate crimes are going to be a domestic terrorism crimes not all domestic terrorism crimes are going to be hate crimes and that's because some terrorism crimes are not based on race or religion or anything protected under the hate crimes they can be big based on anti government sentiment and other types of extremism the van diagram between domestic terrorism and hate crimes is not a perfect circle that's exactly right the main push back from a lot of civil liberties organizations against making domestic terrorism a federal crime is that there are real first amendment concerns here the concern that politics to get mixed up in this some Republicans for example were demanding that the F. B. I. investigate and tifa and that anti for should be labeled a terrorist organization so I think that it's a very valid concern that I share with many civil rights and civil liberties organizations and advocates that there needs to be oversight to ensure that law enforcement appropriately uses its resources in a way that corresponds to the threat so the threat right now is predominately from white supremacist or white nationalist violence so any new statute would need to come with oversight to ensure reporting to Congress and to the public of how the FBI is using its resources and is it using its resources in a way that matches up with where the threat is merry McCord is the legal director at Georgetown University Law Center institute for constitutional advocacy and protection thank you very much for joining us today it's my
State attorney general proposing statewide cold case unit
"Sixteen hundred murders remain unsolved in Washington that's according to state Attorney General Bob Ferguson who hopes a new investigative unit can crack these cold cases ever Herald reports Ferguson is required we're requesting one point seven million dollars a year to form the unit to be made up of eight senior investigators an assistant Attorney General in a violent crime analyst says the unit would also tackles and ten thousand unsolved
10 ex-NFL players charged in health care fraud scheme
"The department of justice says ten NFL players are charged with over three million dollars in fraud in a scheme to build a health care benefit program for retired players the plan provides tax free reimbursement of out of pocket medical expenses not covered by insurance for former players independence indictment filed in the Eastern District of Kentucky charge the play submitted bogus claims for pricey medical equipment that was never purchased or received on more than one occasion they were claims filed for very expensive equipment that's used to treat horses and so when you see something like that as a claims administrator it tends to draw your attention assistant Attorney General Bryant and
Justice Department charges 10 former NFL players with defrauding the league’s health care benefit program
"The department of justice has charged ten former NFL players with defrauding the league's healthcare benefit program assistant Attorney General for the criminal division of the DOJ Brian bench kowski announcing the charges for the players have been charged in two separate indictments with conspiracy wire fraud and health care fraud
Testimony released from Trump's former Russia adviser
"News just released transcripts from the house impeachment inquiry revealing even more officials testifying under oath that they had a great great concerns about president. Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani's work in Ukraine Fiona Hell of former Russia advisor to president trump. Testifying quote I was extremely family concerned. That whatever was that Mr Giuliani was doing might not be legal. Especially after you know people had raised with me these two gentlemen Parnis and and Fruman Ella E. Fruman of course to Giuliani associates. Who are arrested recently while trying to flee the United States and Lieutenant Colonel Alexander van the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council saying this about the July phone call or president? Trump urged Ukraine's president to help Giuliani. Dig Up dirt on the bites. Let's frankly up until that call you know. In certain regards. He was acting as a private citizen advancing his own interest to a certain extent. It wasn't until that call all that it became that that it became that he was pulled into kind of an official role all right. Let's discuss all of this out front. Now Greg Brower who was an assistant the FBI director Kerry Cordeiro who was the council to the US Assistant Attorney General for national security also with US tonight former Nixon White House counsel John Dean and former Republican congressman. Charlie Dent it has been a very busy news day going through these transcripts from two top White House officials. Carry to start with you witnessed ernest after witnesses testify and they had these concerns about. Giuliani what do you make of this of all. These officials testified that they knew what Giuliani was up to. They had these concerns. They did because we had there was an individual Rudy Giuliani who was not in government. who was doing things that from their perspective? At the as as far as State Department officials are White House officials working on national security related to Ukraine that he was stepping into interfering with what they were trying to carry out as legitimate foreign policy so on one hand you have a person not in government at all who is interfering in national security interests but then the second thing that but it also tells me is that there were a lot of people in the White House who knew what was going on. And it took the whistle blower to actually report it through an official channel Hannele and start that we part of this. I mean you have about it. He'll testifying a lot of people. Knew about what was going on. But you're right. It was the whistle blower who went through those channels. But what's interesting too is just the view of these officials Juliani. You know they're trying to do their official Government Work Greg. Then you have someone going rogue Outsides doing their own thing. I mean it kind of painted this picture of pure chaos when it came to Ukraine Policy Fiona Hill testified that John Bolton Liken Giuliani to a hand grenade alive handgrenade Do you think that's proven to be true. In all of this as you learn more and more Giuliani's role becomes more apparent and and not surprisingly so and and there was also the description of John Bolton oath you know Rudy's drug deal as if to dismiss this. Yeah exactly we have more understand the context around Right that's right and it would be hard enough frankly to have the national security and diplomatic Bureaucracy dealing with some kind of rogue operation if that rogue operation was parallel but legal. But in this case it appears that perhaps it wasn't even a legal rogue operation that not only complicates it's things for the govern- officials who are supposed to be pursuing national security and diplomatic relations but it it creates a whole Potentially impeachable the situation. And that's how it's playing out. It is how it's playing out John because this is all part of this. The Democrats impeachment inquiry. I WANNA bring up. What lieutenant colonel them and testified to who about acting chief of staff and they won't be head Mick? Mulvaney Vin was asked. Do you understand how he saw. Inland came to believe that this deliverable was necessary. This area and then men responded so I heard him say that this had been coordinated with White House Chief of Staff Mr Mick Mulvaney question. What did he say about that answer? He just Said said that he had had a conversation with Mr Mulvaney. And this is what was required in order to get a meeting. How significant is it to you that he testified that the president's acting chief of staff directed this quid pro quo essentially certainly gets closer to the president and and You know whether whether they'll claim that the president had no lodge we don't know yet Feel a hill gave the same testimony. Which cooperates spend Edmund? So it's a pretty strong charge and it certainly puts Mulvaney in the loop No question about that and Pamela. I'd I would just point out at this whole thing is just one giant conspiracy to extort a bribe. And it's very conspicuous. It's just no question and now how deep the president is. That's what the House is going to establish and so do you think this is an impeachable offense then because as we know bribery. According to the constitution is impeachable impeachable. Act John They have managed in this in this instance to come right within the definition of impeachable offenses. Because you the high crimes but how. But if if no one has made that directly to the president then then how do you make that case that he should be impeached impeached. Well you know it's interesting with Nixon When he was impeached they stayed away from conspiracy? Charges There is a reference in in in the minority report of all places that he conspired but the majority the Democrats with Nixon did not charge him with a conspiracy. All of that was very conspicuous. Louis in the in the evidence I so I don't think by precedent. They'll try to draw trump in through conspiratorial actions. They'll look for him being directly involved or enough. They'll look for testimony and we're they're gonNA find that is in the Document the the readout on
"assistant attorney general" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"To apply for and obtain authorization from the assistant Attorney General for administration to retain any FBI records after his removal company violated these department at the I. policies by failing to surrender his copies of members two four six and seven upon being removed as FBI director and by failing to seek authorization to retain them you know I kept these memos ladies engine he was hoping to blackmail presently and I expect coming violated FBI policies in the requirements of happy I implement agreement when he sent a copy a memo for to Richmond that's the professor with instructions to provide the contents to a reporter and when he transmitted copies of members two four and six and a redacted version of seven two is three attorney this is a scathing report scaling it wasn't Jim call me it was special agent or FBI agent or any robot ski maybe going to prison I just want to I want you to understand this call me violated FBI policy the requirements of his have been employment agreement when he chose this path coming was not authorized to disclose the statements he attributed to president trump a memo for which call me viewed as evidence of an alleged attempt to obstruct the flint investigation and which are relevant to the ongoing Flynn investigation but again trump didn't interfere with any investigation of anybody rather than continuing the safe guards such evidence coming unilaterally and without authorization disclosed it to all ever call me some personal conception of what was necessary was not an appropriate basis for ignoring the policies and agreements governing the use of FBI records especially given the other lawful and appropriate action she could have taken to achieve his desired and he one of these memos to use for black now he wanted to be able to leak so course is not to let the F. B. I. know what he did with the the authorized disclosure this information information the coming new only by virtue of his position as FBI director they continue hammering violated the terms of his at the I. employment agreement and the F. B. I.'s pre publication review policy but coming was not authorized to provide these memos to his attorneys without prior approval from our coordination with the FBI by providing memos two four six and seven does attorneys without seeking FBI approval come we took for himself the card blonde so tardy expressly denied by the courts a clear violation of the F. B. I.'s pre publication review policy the requirements of commies happy I implement agreement as a result call me not only disclose sensitive law enforcement information to his personal counsel but also a small amount of information contained a memo to that the FBI subsequently determined was classified at the confidential level and once he knew that the F. B. I. classified portions a memo to call me failed to immediately notify the FBI that he had previously given memo to to his attorneys the FBI safeguarding classified national security information policy guide clearly states that any person who is knowledge that classified information has been may have been lost compromise or disclosed to non authorized person must immediately report the circumstances to his or her security officer call me violated this requirement by failing to immediately inform the FBI the provide a memo to do his attorneys and by not immediately reporting that it provided member to do his attorneys one call me first learned the FBI designated a small portion of my motu has classified at the confidential level call me violated FBI powers but after his removal as FBI director two months later call me provided a copy a memo for which come it kept without authorization to professor Richmond with instructions to share contents with a reporter for The New York Times but even when these employees believe that their most strongly held personal convictions might be served by an unauthorized disclosure the F. B. I. depends on them not to disclose sensitive information former director Comey failed to live up to is this responsibility we have previously faulted call me for acting unilaterally and inconsistent with department policy Comey's unauthorized disclosure of sensitive lawn Forsman information about the flint investigation merits similar criticism call me had several other lawful options available to him to advocate for the appointment of a special counsel which he told us was his goal in making the disclosure what was not permitted was the honest authorize disclosure sensitive investigative information obtained during the course of the F. B. I. employment in order to achieve a personally desired outcome and by the way it's even worse than this the interview of all people McCabe and Baker and others who since been forced out of the FBI senior level and to a man they all said they were shocked stunned surprise disappointment economies handling of the memo so the other reprobate where even appalled by the chief reprobate I'll be right back then.
T-Mobile, Sprint merger OK'd, creating No. 3 wireless carrier
"The justice department has given its blessing to a deal that would transform America's wireless industry sprint and T. mobile are now a step closer to merging it would create the nation's third largest wireless phone carrier behind Verizon in eighteen T. as in here as you can Gucci reports the two carriers first proposed merger five years ago that fell through because of concerns that less competition would raise prices for consumers then last year the company's came back with their current twenty six billion dollar plan to merge Eric Gordon is a business professor at the university of Michigan's Ross school of business this deal is one of the longest deals and just station ever the companies argued that by combining they could invest more heavily in super fast five G. wireless networks neither company wanted to foot the bill alone so they had every incentive to get together Gordon says the justice department bought that argument make and downright heme is assistant Attorney General the combination of T. mobile and sprint creates real pro competitive efficiencies by accelerating the five G. broadband build out in the United States and importantly too many people in the world parts of the country as part of it's bargain with regulators sprint will have to sell its boost mobile prepaid phone business and some of its valuable airwaves to dish network that means dish satellite TV company with no experience in the phone business would resell T. mobile service becoming the fourth largest national wireless provider these concessions did not appease consumer advocates Gigi cell is a fellow at the Georgetown institute for technology law and policy she says the merging companies had been the industry's fiercest competitors and their rivalry served consumers well T. mobile Willie was the maverick company in this space both T. mobile and sprint they were the ones who got rid of two year contracts they were the ones to let you take your device to different networks yeah they were the ones with family plans towards Slover senior policy counsel for consumer report says he thinks the effect is that consumers will end up paying more it's gonna be less quality higher prices fewer choices all of the harms that we've been talking about since the merger was proposed the deal has won tentative approval from the Federal Communications Commission which will vote on the proposal but the deal has not yet cleared all legal hurdles a group of state attorneys general led by California and New York has filed suit trying to block the deal they claim the combination would raise wireless prices and consumers by more than four and a half billion dollars a year that trial is currently scheduled to take place in October but the states have requested a delay you can agree G. NPR news
"assistant attorney general" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Full four eight two. Full if you don't have control over your own healthcare. You have nothing nothing else matters. If you don't have that portions of America, I proudly brought to you in pots by the sociation from the chill Americans. Let's see, for citizens always forget that mature American citizens. Amac. We're going to Kohl's, but I have to share with you something that I've received from the department of Justice, it's a letter sent to the chairman of the judiciary committee. The undrivable Jerrold Nadler, and it is signed by Stephen e Boyd. He's got a fascinating signature kind of uptick signature, who is the assistant attorney general and it kind of presages what we have in stores nation, but I read one section to you about what the attorney general is up to. It is now. Well, established that in twenty sixteen the US government, and others and others isn't that interesting undeterred Sutton intelligence, gathering and investigative steps die. Rected at persons associated with the Trump campaign. As the attorney general has stated publicly at congressional hearings and elsewhere. There remain open questions. Relating to the origins of this counter intelligence investigation, and the e u s and foreign intelligence activities, that took place prior to and during that investigation. The purpose of the review. This is the one that is now occurring. DOJ is to more fully understand the efficacy and propriety propriety of those steps and to onset to the satisfaction of the attorney general, those open questions, among other things, the review will seek to determine whether the investigation compiled, whether the investigation complied with the playable policies, and knoll. Meaning was it a legal? According to deter, any general, has directed that a team led by John Dharam the United States attorney for the district of Kenna, Connecticut conduct the review in order to better understand the tippety leading up to an relating to the counter intelligence investigation. Game on America. The cracking is swimming in the water is unleashed. I'm gonna post that letter at out website said, Google dot com because it is a very, very important leda Kohl's line one, Kevin an Ohio welcome to America fest. Hello. Dr Gorka saw their trotted out, John dean, Keaton expert on anything. Yes, I've probably read more Watergate books in any non-journalist alive and growing up when I was a kid. Of course the Watergate hearings made him look like this big hero. Right. Read his book and his wife books, but they're the most whining self-serving books in the entire world. He's a totally different person in real life. Persona of this quiet genius brought down president Nixon what what's really like. Oh, I didn't do anything. I can't believe, you know, especially lifespan folk with, at least entertaining. Yeah. And they're also country club Republicans. There are not what today's conservatives are not. They were talking about how they were just average people because they only took the Porsche to Nixon inaugural balls in seventy two joking. No, it actually said that they were, you know, they thought everyone else was so pretentious to they had to limousines, go to the inaugural. Party. So, and they drove the unpretentious Germans Polska. They also, you know, that's when they knew things were getting really bad, and they were destitute when they might have to sell the Porsche and the townhouse. Oh, no. Not sell a Porsche. Oh, not the push anything. But that also the other thing I think is interesting about that area. We go ahead. We like ten seconds. Go ahead. Okay. Economic metrics that are all going back to best. They've been since Nixon, the media thought the economy was terrible on the sixty. Yes. Yes. But, hey, that would require that you have a memory and that you've actually read stuff like you have Kevin and the Democrats know that most people haven't, thank you. Kevin for that. I'm going to have to check into that odor by Raphy. No. Oh, no. They have to sell the Porsche. That's back to getting you on top form because it's gonna be a fight. It's going to be a real humdinger for the next fourteen months. If you'll feeding rundown, you don't have the energy that you think you need..
Assange Indicted Under Espionage Act, Raising First Amendment Issues
"Story, but Julian Assange you remember the WikiLeaks founder. Well, there's new charges filed against him United States charging that he violated the espionage act by publishing secret documents that contain the names of confidential military, and diplomatic sources charges say Assange, damaged national security by publishing documents that harm the US and its allies and aided adversaries. So you remember WikiLeaks back in two thousand ten they published large caches of US military and diplomatic documents of first leaked by now. Chelsea Manning astonished currently jailed in the UK for skipping bail after his years long asylum in Ecuador's embassy in London that was revoked last month. The new charges raise first amendment issues. Concerned that journalists who publish classified information could also be targeted reporters committee for freedom of the press. They call the case, a quote, dire threat to media freedom, but assistant Attorney General John Denver's said, Julian Assange is no journalist, no responsible actor journalist, or otherwise would purposely publish the names of individuals that he or she knew to become potential human sources in war zones, exposing them to the gravest
Kevin Patrick Mallory, US And Assistant Attorney General discussed on BBC World Service
"A former CIA officer. Kevin Patrick Mallory is received a twenty year prison sentence for disclosing military secrets to Chinese agent. The US assistant attorney general said the key should an alarming trend of former US intelligence officers being targeted by China and betraying their
West Virginia, Brian Benz And Ohio discussed on AP 24 Hour News
"In Appalachia announce a big crackdown on prescribers of opioid chart sixty people including thirty one doctors for their roles in illegal prescribing and distributing of opioids and other dangerous drugs Brian Benz cow. Ski is the US assistant attorney general approximately three hundred and fifty thousand opioid prescriptions and more than thirty two million pills. And what would that look like the equivalent of a dose of opioids for every man woman in child across the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and West Virginia. West Virginia and Ohio have regularly been among the states with the highest opioid
Brian Bench, DOJ And Justice Department discussed on Gary Jeff Walker
"The Justice department says doctors in five states were prescribing opioids in exchange for sex and cash that's what the DOJ opioid task force is alleging today in what they're calling the biggest multi state bust ever. Speaking in Cincinnati assistant, attorney general Brian bench county said the sixty indictments against doctors, pharmacists, and medical professionals is the single largest prescription opioid law enforcement operation in history. That
"assistant attorney general" Discussed on SuperTalk WTN 99.7
"Enabled the WTN scale. Then to play us say Alexa, open WTN. Well, isn't this interesting? Well, the mainstream media the left wing media froth in the mouth over allegations of voter fraud and North Carolina. They all but ignore this story. A federal jury in Pennsylvania found a longtime democrat political operative guilty of federal crimes campaign crimes. Obstructing justice. A Federal Election Commission investigation. Kenneth smuggler age fifty eight convicted yesterday on charges of making an causing unlawful campaign contributions and giving false statements to the FCC that was all in connection with a twenty twelve reelection bid for US Representative Bob Brady, according to statements from the department of Justice, prosecutors say smuggler love the name. Don't you smuggler? Kenny smuggler. Who's been working to elect dozens of Democrats for the past thirty years was involved in and helped orchestrate a ninety thousand dollar payment to Brady's primary election opponent. Former Philadelphia municipal judge Jimmy more to convince him to drop out of the race. Here's what they said. In a statement. And this from US attorney William MC Swain smuggler was the mastermind of multiple crooked political schemes showed a true pattern of deception by misusing funds and lying to corrupt the entire political process. Funneled the money through his own companies. A shell company of Moore's campaign manager in another campaign consultant. The Villanova based democrat also found guilty in connection with his work as a campaign manager for former democrat u s Representative Marjorie Margolis in April of two thousand fourteen smuggler realize the campaign was running out of funds that it could appropriately spin on primary election expenses, so smuggler instructed funds from the general election be used for primary election expenditures. The Jays press release says inner about may twenty fourteen one of smugglers companies made a seventy eight thousand seven hundred and fifty dollar payment to the campaign that was used to pay for primary election expenses. Smuggler falsely told the campaign did this money came from a segregated media account after his candidate lost the primary. The campaign didn't have enough money to repay the contributions aid received for the general election. So to make up for it. Smuggler funneled illegal contributions, totaling one hundred and fifty thousand dollars from an associate to the campaign. And then he lied to the FCC about where the money came from. He's facing a possible prison sentence at a hearing that US district. Judge Jan DuBois set for March thirteenth this going to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The assistant attorney general of the Justice Department's criminal division says today's convictions demonstrate the department of Justice's commitment to ensuring a level playing field and the financing of federal elections. So I did a search on CNN. There's not one word of it. I mean, this is a major player in Philadelphia area. Politics who is convicted of of campaign finance crimes, and there's not a mention of it. But they're all over this thing in North Carolina about somebody who may have, you know, cosign witnessed some of these absentee ballots for about four hundred and eighty folks. I'm just telling you, what am I told? You about media bias is not what they tell you. It's what they don't. And this is where the media bias comes in. We have men are now being booted from the leadership of some of these committees of the Democrats are taking over there. Moving women into the leadership roles and key party organizations, including the campaign arms for national and state races. And even in the moderate blue dog coalition, which is going to be led by a woman of color for the first time in his twenty three year history. Why it matters? Well, this according to axios, it's a recognition of the importance of women in the democratic coalition, especially the role of women voters played in the house midterm election victory and a nod to the growing diversity of the parties. Elected officials Republicans have made similar moves in their leadership ranks will I would assume that they're giving leadership based on merit and not based on your plumbing. Why that would matter I have no idea, but these positions carry tremendous influence in candidate recruitment messaging, securing donations in future elections. Elevating more women addresses some of the concerns from the party's base and more progressive members who want fresh faces to lead the carcass. Now, here's something else. You need to know about speaking of some of these women, you've got Alexandria Cossio Cortez. Who is defending the price tag for her progressive proposals. She defends an estimated forty trillion dollar price tag for progressive programs including Medicare for all. And I gotta handed a Jake tapper. He was interviewing her and he says. The numbers don't add up where are you gonna find forty trillion dollars? Heck we bring in four trillion dollars. Just for the entire expenditures yet you want to spend forty trillion dollars for Medicare for all. Where are you going to find it?.
"assistant attorney general" Discussed on WRIR.org 97.3FM
"Government, including as deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice department chief counsel phone nations on the Senate Judiciary committee, and as a deputy chief for the US courts joins us. We'll discuss Whitaker's role as a she'll for a bottom feeding invention promotion operation in Miami. That scammed inventors many of whom will veterans which the FBI investigated resulting in the company going out of business and paying fines in both promoting the scam. Then intimidating the victims who claim they ripped off by the scam Whitaker used his credentials as a former u U S attorney, and now as acting AG he oversees the FBI which investigated him then with President Trump's cancellation on Saturday of his visit to a US military cemetry in France to on America's fallen in World War One we will discuss the gathering of world leaders for the one hundredth anniversary of the armistice at which the president. France. Emmanuel Macron us the opportunity to denounce Trump's embrace of nationalism describing nationalism as a quote betrayal of patriotism, along with chauvinism nationalism was an undeniable cause of World War One in which to twenty million died a half of whom with civilians along with one hundred seventeen thousand Americans Jeffrey wire row professor and the director of the military history center at the university of North Texas and the author of mad catastrophe. The outbreak of World War One and the collapse of the Habsburg empire joins us to discuss. Whether the intellectually incubus in curious Donald Trump who gets a lot of information from conspiracy sites like info wars could be educated by his peers to accept the lessons of history. Then finally, we are joined in the studio by tell Durkee a documentary filmmaker who was born in Damascus and has been based in Berlin since twenty fourteen. He joins us to discuss his new documentary feature just out of fathers and sons, which reveals how deeply rooted Salafist Islam practiced by al-qaeda and promoted by Saudi Arabia is in the lives of the father and sons facing death as their country Syria is destroyed this powerful important film brings a unique insight to western audiences who for the first time we'll begin to understand what inspires and motivates jihadists to fight corrupt regimes in the Middle East and the US which they see as the enemy and joining us. Now is Lisa graves. The car director of documented a watchdog group that investigates how corporations to manipulate public policy harming our environment communities and democracy. She has served as a senior adviser and all three branches of the federal government as deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice department as chief counsel for nominations on the Senate Judiciary committee, and as a deputy chief for the US courts. Welcome to background briefing. Lisa graves. Thank you so much revenue on, Ian. Well, thank you, Lisa. And since you were a deputy chief for the US courts. I imagine that strikes you as a bit odd that the new acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker doesn't believe in Marbury versus Madison, which is the foundation for judicial review. So I guess to his mind much of your earlier career was was in vain, right? Shocking. You know, it's really a crackpot thing to say for this guy to have really challenged the most important the most fundamental real precedent, a US history, which is Marbury versus Madison that is settled law beyond settled law. That's core to our checks and balances and core to the interpretation of our constitution. And so to have someone installed even temporarily at the head of the US Justice. Hugh has such a crackpot belief is shopping. Well, his professional career, such as it is is very very much marred by recent revelations about his job that he had on the board of a scamming company down in Florida and invention promotion company cool will patent marketing thanks to the work of Brittany shameless of the Miami New times they were able to obtain a letter from the FBI's victim specialists confirming that they were investigating the FBI up until recently, and the idea that the acting attorney general has been investigated by the FBI full fraud. And now he's in charge of the FBI those optics onto good. Well, if they're not good. And in fact, it's terrible. It it it both underscores how a completely Saudi and an app. This White House is Trump White House is at betting of any kind. And also it just shows how what happens when a nepotism and loyalty overtake, the rational process for staffing, the top positions of our government in this case, you have a firm that he was an adviser. I'd adviser for that Justice spring not in the distant past just as spring was subject to a multimillion dollar fine by the federal government for this in as part of this fraud investigation and ongoing issues related to the victims of that of that company. That was basically ripping off American Americans who have ingenuity the desire to patent their inventions, and the, you know, these agencies have agencies don't just go entering a multimillion dollar fines for nothing. That was a serious a serious set of issues. And he I wasn't advised that firm, but also, you know, he has a checkered past and other ways, for example. He also when he ran for the state Senate in twenty fourteen on lost to Joni Ernst, and the primary in Iowa he actually set at a public forum that if he were to become a Senator that he would impose a test on potential judicial nominees about whether they had a quote, biblical view of Justice. I don't know if that means stoning eye for an eye cutting off a hand death for, you know, an array of of of offenses, but the fact is is that our United States constitution from the very beginning of its passage in article six of the US constitution has expressly forbidden there from being any religious test for office for the federal government in the United States that was part of our founding fathers determination, and it is unambiguous. That any such tests would be invalid. But this guy thinks that he can do whatever he wants apparently. Well, it's particularly disturbing that he worked for this bottom. Feeding scamming operation that ripped off veterans. I might add right? And he played a major role because he was brought in as an former US attorney. They advertise that he was in that promotional videos, and apparently they just pretended to help these people and did some mockup drawings of their inventions, which one of the inventors said, you know, his grandchild could have done a better job. It's pretty clear that they would just taking the money and running. And then when the ripped off customers, the inventors who gave put up a bunch of money up front and got nothing in return when they complained Whitaker himself, actually using the fact that he's a former US attorney, harass these people and told him that he could come off to them using the full weight of his experiences attorney, so so he was used his credentials as he us attorney will use. To attract these investors who they ripped off. And then when the investors complained he used his credentials as a former US attorney to intimidate them. That's that's exactly right in and it's so disturbing because you know, the the weight of of being a federal prosecutor and being a fall four federal prosecutor should not be deployed on behalf of a commercial enterprise, and certainly not used to intimidate people who are making claim to a private entity. And and I think that that actually causing a question potential Barr. Thank shins, if he had been, you know, I I it's also a question of anyone who would be in any role at the department and attorney role who had done this previously who had made those threats who basically true that wait around to intimidate people who are making a complaint about a company they were to go through a background check for, you know, for a new position, and that came up that would be a serious ethical issue of whether. A person should be trust with any role. Even the smallest most entry level role at the Justice department. Let alone to be at the top of it. And again, I'm speaking with Lisa graves directive documented, the watchdog group that investigates how corporations manipulate public policy harming our environment communities and democracy. She has served as a senior adviser and also branches of the federal government as deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice department as chief counsel phone nominations on the Senate Judiciary committee, and as deputy chief for the US courts. Now, of course, when Trump was departing for the armistice hundred year memorial in France, the end of World War One in the rose garden. He took some questions and kept saying repeatedly. I don't know Matthew Whitaker. I don't know Matthew Wittig. And of course, the cable news people have managed to juxtapose him only a few weeks ago saying, oh, yes, I know, Matthew Whitaker. So now he's trying to distance himself. I didn't know whether that means. Means that somebody spoken to him saying, this guy's an embarrassment. Maybe Rupert Murdoch Osama vs friends that talked him all the time on the phone have told him, this is really pretty bad. I mean, it's the Wall Street Journal, incidentally, that has been breaking a lot of stories about how unqualified and how potentially corrupt this man is. So I don't know what's going on them. What do you think? Because the truth of the matter is that Trump was so mad at the attorney general Jeff Sessions that this guy came over to the White House for meetings in sessions place because Trump's simply didn't want him in the room. So Trump actually spent a lotta time with Whittaker. Yeah. I mean, it's it's really shocking. I mean, in a way not. It's not shocking that President Trump lied about this the many lies that he issues on a daily basis, but this surprising because it's just wrong and wrong morally wrong if incorrect according to what the public record show that it's contradicted by prior statements contradicted by the statements of people who've been at meeting involving Whitaker involving Trump. It's it's really just so false. It's shocking that he thinks that he can get away with this continue through falsity in the face of evidence. But when you think about Whittaker as well, you know, he was US attorney for the district of Iowa. But you know, I worked on some of those US attorney nominations when I was at the Senate Judiciary committee, and quite frankly, we had a situation where we really could not stop any of Bush's US attorney nominees during that period. We were busy trying to protect the courts for lifetime appointments and the US are trained position as important as it is one that was a temporary position for that post in a state. Like Iowa or somewhere else? And there was no way we were gonna be able to filibuster those Omni's when we had a set to battle with the Republicans over some of these most extreme people who are being nominated for the federal bench for the circuit court. And so the fact that he had that credential past that, it was approved unanimously was justified, unfortunately of us not being able to stop those lower level appointees from those positions, but in this instance, with Whittaker I think do see the president apparently kind of distanced himself from him. But it's also quite clear that he was chosen because of his antagonism toward sessions and more importantly chosen because of his antipathy toward Muller and the investigation his statements on CNN, which were basically designed to get him a job within the administration criticizing the investigation claiming there was no evidence echoing President Trump. And and so on that point. It's even more extraordinary and outlandish for this person. Ought to be given this role. It really is a coup at the department of Justice to have this person installed unilaterally by the president without Senate consent. Without any real betting, and who has such serious serious, cloud hanging over based on his past statements, including crackpot statement. So it was clear that we did audition. And basically he was on CNN on the interested in an audience one. And we know that Trump spends most of his working day watching television. In fact, he admitted the other day when he attacked a African American female journalists in the rose garden when he was basically saying I never heard of this guy who Matthew Hiddick can no I don't know him. I don't know him. It was at that moment that he was asked to whether or not this was a precursor for firing Mela. And he just said that was a stupid question, and he attacked this journalists, but he did tweet out Trump that Leonard Leo the federal society was among the people who thought very highly of Whitaker and recommended him to him. That's pretty extraordinary..
"assistant attorney general" Discussed on News & Talk 1380 WAOK
"Assistant Attorney General John Moore is accused the Russians have engaging and militia cyber activities against the US and allies. He said some of the charges involved the targeting and pork Cassation's investigating Russia's alleged use of chemical weapons. The Senate is now looking at the latest FBI interviews into sexual assault allegations against supreme court Dominy Brett Cavanaugh. The Senate is expected to take its first vote on Kavanagh's confirmation Friday with a final vote possibly being taken as soon as Saturday. Meanwhile, dozens of women are heading to DC today to protest against capital ahead of the vote while boarding buses and heading to what's called the cancel capital rally taking place later in Washington DC, this comes as the FBI completes their investigation into sex assault allegations against the US supreme court nominee, dozens of women throughout the city being. Bust down. And this woman in Brooklyn, not thrilled with Kavanagh's testimony at last week's hearing, his anger the way he dissemble the way he was all over the place. He just didn't seem judicial Scott Pringle NBC. News Radio New York. The man suspected of opening fire on Florence county, South Carolina law enforcement yesterday has been identified seventy four year old Fred Hopkins officials say they were serving award at his home when Hopkins started shooting killing one officer and injuring three deputies and three other officers. Two of the officers remain in critical condition. This morning three. The officers were women four of the others, including the one who was killed. Here are men this morning. According to the most recent statistics from the FBI this would make the forty first officer killed in the line of duty this year. NBC news correspondent Kerry Sanders in South Carolina and early ninety thousand pounds of ham from North Carolina is being recalled by the USDA because of possible listeria contamination. You're listening to the latest from NBC. News radio. There are two kinds.
"assistant attorney general" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"Broadly speaking, people say Francisco. This guy Francisco, who is the solicitor general. However. This. Francisco is. Member of a law firm that apparently has some adjoins day that apparently has some connection to the Russian investigation. So no franscisco would probably have to be recused from the Russia investigation Jones day, which is his former firm, I guess, represents the Trump campaign. Francisco has recused himself in all supreme court cases. If it is not Francisco, who should also know is a federal society guy. It could go to Stephen Engle who is the assistant attorney general for an heads? The o. l. c. this, the office of this is the office of legal counsel, which essentially functions as an arbiter for the president as to you know, giving him legal advice, it's legal for you to do this. It's not legal fee to do this. This is where woo was saying tortures. Okay, etc. Etc. Stephen angle. Also federal as society also former clerk for Kaczynski the federal judge who had to resign amid sexual harassment charges. So the federalist decides done a pretty good job of inserting their folks into government. Meanwhile. I said on Chris Hayes program, I don't know a couple of months ago that Sean Hannity was now arguably one of the most important advisers to the president. I took a little bit of grief for that. Here is Sean Hannity on his radio program on September. Eleventh. Mike in Detroit, Mike? Hi. How are you. Hello, Sean, it's good.
"assistant attorney general" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Trump administration's nominee for this job has been an odd choice all along and here's the question we asked mr bench kaczynski you're seeking the position of assistant attorney general in charge of the criminal division with six hundred prosecutors that you will direct please tell the committee how many cases you have prosecuted as a lawyer i civil cases the answer oh well how about criminal cases how many criminal cases have you prosecuted in your lifetime as a lawyer none how many motions have you filed before a federal court none wait a minute you were being chosen to head up the criminal division of the department of justice and you have no experience you have never prosecuted a case never never once been in a federal courtroom not one time that's fact it is an odd thing for the trump administration to have chosen someone to lead hundreds of prosecutors in the criminal division of the justice department when that person has never in their life filed a motion in federal court let alone try to case right but this particular nominee in addition to that almost bizarre lack of relevant experience is also controversial for another very specific reason again his name is brian bench kaczynski he's a former staffer to senator jeff sessions before senator sessions became attorney general mr bench belsky was also part of the trump transition when the trump transition was over because trump was getting sworn in the administration was starting brian bench cow ski put in a request that he be considered for a job at the justice department he put in that request and then he left and he went back to private practice specifically he went to work for a russian bank called alphabank which at the time was trying to clean up its reputation after it appeared prominently.
"assistant attorney general" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"The mastermind the cover up tell henry peterson who was the assistant attorney general for the kremlin visit how what to tell them prospered is how to handle these issues it was john dean who who was behind by being offered the hush money and of course he did not want this to come out before the grand jury because after him and that's why the prosecutors refused to let me acidy spain further about that but i didn't watch want to mention one thing about jimmy that is that i was succeeded months months before the grand jury had to represent and these individuals and it was succeeded by william bettman representing howard honey it was very prominent partner of a law from there in washington but before that he was a prosecutor in the white house to justice and he was a prosecutor jimmy hoffa and about a month to two months before the first watergate trial he called me to his office and he said doug you're going to be a key witness at the first watergate trial prosecutors wrong and everything they've mistreated you qc wrongly and now they fear they've lost their case and so your testimony is going to be gone over for the fine tooth comb and it said when they go your testimony you said and you said before that you'll be called down to the office and go for your grand jury testimony and when you go pick a grand jury testimony the transcript see if they've altered anything that you said before the grand jury well when you said that really filled out of my chair because you're under there under oath holzer sworn to tell the truth and if the if the prosecutors alternator grand jury transcript it puts you in dr apparel it sure but when i read into this is that that's what they did the hoffer that's what minimum the justice department did offer is they alter the grand jury transcript and ultimately went to prison hoffa hated bobby kennedy hated him in i've always wondered i knew hoffa by the way douglas i you i was with him in may of nineteen seventy five in detroit he was executive producer of a newscast and we had interviewed him and i was walking him to his car and we're talking about all these things i know idea he was part of or could have been part of the kennedy assassination but i did know that he hated bobby kennedy and at this point now in my career after reading so many books about this case i'm just wondering if he was part of it in some former fashion knowing that if you got rid of jfk it would take the heat off him with with bobby which of course it did not cause off ended up going to jail anyway yeah i'll just say he was a key player in one way or another but i guess we'll never really know the exact dimensions of it let's talk a little bit about lbj's role in all of this what have you concluded based on everything you now know what do you think his role might have been if anything well my book is based on on personal information by that things happen to me and so i try to bring to light information that is not found elsewhere in other words there's a lot of there's a lot of books about lbj and so forth but my my my the knowledge i have a lbj comes from billy celestis and after expanding by d and do you believe billy sol at the time i'm doing okay billy so because he was a swindler wasn't he yes he was fun but he was also the the bag man and the business partner of lbj and and so he had a story to tell and.
"assistant attorney general" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Good afternoon as mentioned my name's todd hassle i'm an assistant attorney general in criminal appeals division maryland's attorney general's office and i just wanted to thank laura and georgetown for inviting me and i'll also start with a disclaimer that any opinions i offer my own not be official policy of the state of maryland or the attorney general's office so without out of the way from a law enforcement perspective i would agree with what nate and loris at earlier in that one the decision one creates a lot of uncertainty over what was formerly settled legal rule that being the third party doctrine and it's going to lead to a lot more litigation and that's somewhat of an issue for law enforcement going forward with respect to third party records because what was pretty previously understood as being a categorical rule that if you shared information with a third party that the law enforcement could acquire that information without a warrant now that's no longer the case but i it's not entirely clear beyond the cell site location information at issue in this particular opinion how far that goes the opinion appears to acquire some sort of qualitative assessment of the data but there's not a lot of clear guidance going forward as far as what other types of records to which this decision might apply and thought it was interesting actually the the kennedy descent seems to tease out some factors actually a little more clearly than the majority opinion itself justice kennedy notes some of the factors the majority opinion considers our intimacy comprehensiveness expense retrospectively and voluntariness so is that the potassium and that's from a from the dissenting opinion so certainly it's not controlling so now going forward prosecutors are going to have to make an assessment if you're looking for some third party records is this the is this the type of information to which the decision might apply and you might say well you know just go ahead and and get a warrant and protect yourself and i would agree with that that's the safest course going forward but in some cases that might not be an option i mean what if you're looking you don't have probable cause yet and you're looking to acquire this information to make your case getting a warrant is not an option so you now have to sasser are you putting yourself at risk of getting this evidence suppress if you go ahead and acquire it without a warrant and even beyond i think there's now we're going to test this decision with a new and different types of evidence certainly as no more technology allows us to collect more data but i think even the types of records that under the third party doctrine previously understood not to require warrant like banking records i mean the decision says that smith and miller are still good law but i consider for a second if you're someone like me that you know you make all of your purchases with a debit or credit card and consider how invasive those banking records might be i mean i think no not withstanding that the opinion says it's narrow and smith and miller still apply i think you know creative and talented defense attorneys are going to challenge those precedents as applied to modern records going forward so and even within cell site location information itself you have to ask yourself well are.
"assistant attorney general" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"Execute or i would often ask my agents were assistant attorney general to complete investigation by a date certain and their response to me quite rightly was we'll do our best but we need to follow the facts and the law and that's what the special counsel is doing if he sets an arbitrary deadline and i have a lot of skepticism that he would have used rudy giuliani as his spokesman even if he were going to do it you think this might be giuliani trying to put pressure public pressure on muller more likely than not that's exactly what it is when the president tweeted out that i hereby demand the doj look into the fbi did did that language i mean concern you as a former attorney general i mean he does have the constitutional authority to you know to really he has wide constitutional authority he has constitutional authority to ask the department of justice to investigate it's the circumstances here that are so concerning number one no factual predicate you know when an fbi agent begins an investigation they sit down and they do a form that says here's the factual predicate and the potential illegality or they tell their superior that special agent in charge what is the violation of law what's the factual predicate again no evidence whatsoever except what is going through the presents mind that's one dangerous point but also we've been through some dark here's where officials asked or directed investigation without any factual basis simply on suspicion or for political motives and i'm afraid that's what's happening you do believe the credibility of the department of justice the fbi is being permanently armed i think it has been harmed i say that with great sadness and i've spoken on the floor of the senate to say that there are dedicated hard working people working the fbi day in day out they make cases they put their lives in danger.
"assistant attorney general" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Why did the drive by media never reported how are these people coming to this conclusion when the mainstream media never reports on any of the mainstream media is not detailing the truth about the steel gas here any let fusion gps and yet a poll has found that a majority thing that the obama white house for spying on the trump campaign it has to be beacause of conservative alternative medium just it's an it's another reason why the drive bys despises hugh hewitt had a series of texts tweets i should more properly save and this has not been reported in the mainstream media either any have you ever heard of the guy named david laughlin l a u f m a n you haven't heard of it right while i will admit that i l rushbo had never heard of him either but he resigned i know many of your soul well who wants it david loft men was the deputy assistant attorney general for national security he was the primary supervisor over cow counterintelligence work in national security david loft woman would have had a hand in the approval of the fis application of carter page whenever an application is submitted to the fis a court there are a lot of people the fbi and the national security apparatus that review the application and pass muster on it give it their stamp of approval which moves it along the process in this guy david lofgren deputy assistant attorney general for the national security division was the primary supervisor over counterintelligence work in the national uh national security wing of of the doj he would have had a hand in the approval of the fight the application he resigned effective immediately yesterday maybe wednesday the day the known as memo hits and the grassley memo hits the week we learn that the steel dossier a pack of lies on substantiated uncorroborated was in fact used to secure eighth faisal warrant and it was renewed three times to spy on carter page and incidentally anybody else carter page was talking to this guy resigns now nobody knows why but it's highly suspicious.
"assistant attorney general" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Hey it's so fear eisenberg host of ask me another we headed out to la for two also liberty contestant shows and the competition was more intense than the traffic on the 405 linda cartolini jeff garland lance radic and paul rest only one tacoma and asked me another rubik's cube find asked me another on the empire one app and wherever you listen to podcasts this is on point i'm jane place in we're talking about the many many young female athletes who were harmed by a sexual predator and how they finally defended themselves after years of being nord even warned to keep quiet you can join the conversation parents does his story scare you does it empower you to prepare your child your child athlete follow us on twitter and finest on facebook at on point radio we're speaking right now with former gymnast and member of the u s national gymnastics team to knit antalan about her experience with disgrace convicted team dr larry nassar and reminder listeners were discussing sexual abuse this hour in the language we might use unlike be difficult for some people to here on janette i wanted to play this sound a couple of pieces here this is from the sentencing hearing yesterday assistant attorney general angelopolous the said nasser got away with molesting girls for three decades despite all the warnings and that he was only stopped because former gymnast rachel dan hollander made stopping nasser her mission let that sink in florida right now he would be at his office on hagedorn in hata not far from this courtroom in the michigan state university campus abusing children had it not bad for the investigative reporters and rachel who brought this case.
"assistant attorney general" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Jail once they were arrested they say he hoped with the hushmoney plan to keep them quiet and he helped with concocting the false story to put a shine on what had happened there without burglary assistant attorney general robert murdiono was indicted in conjunction with watergate in 1974 he was automatically convicted he was sentenced to ten months in prison in nineteen 75 but then a nineteen seventy six his conviction was overturned and his conviction was overturned for very unusual in specific reason assistant attorney general robert mardyan did not have to go to prison for watergate he got his conviction thrown out he got a sentence thrown out in the end for a very specific reason because in the middle of his trial for watergate his lawyer collapsed in the courtroom and wasn't able to go on his lawyer was sick he passed out in court during murdiono trial he was too sick to continue with his representation of his clients the judge informed a junior lawyer who had just been helping with the case hey you you're now believe defence counsel for your client the assistant attorney general of the united states who has been criminally charged in this case that junior lawyer was thirty three years old at the time i'm what now but he stepped up he mounted that defence in nineteen 76 by which point the original distinguished defence lawyer had died that young assistant who had been unexpectedly thrust into that case he got his client off he got robert mardyan off got the jailtime thrown out got the conviction thrown out and that was probably the end of rubber mardyan being famous even as a watergate figure but it was really the start of something for that kid lawyer who unexpectedly ended up in charge in that case in those dramatic circumstances that kit lawyer was named tom green and tom green has been representing political figures in massive political scandals ever since his strange start in watergate after accidentally ending up defending the assistant attorney general in watergate tom green went on to represent defendants in the whitewater scandal and in the irancontra scandal and in the long forgotten bill clinton state department passport scandal when the same process.
"assistant attorney general" Discussed on Boston Herald Radio
"Valid regulation delivered the congress and eligible under cra to be considered a rejected uh continue to argue that that was off would you agree that you're attorneys on your behalf should not argue regulations which have not been delivered to congress and as a result are not eligible for cra review ties i have a narrow calls a k some odd didn't call it by name on that matter was intensely reviewed by new assistant attorney general for the acting osce police for the environment natural resources division after great consideration now we fell thaw it was advise to me and i i'll proved going forward with that position in court so i will take responsibility fart but i gotta tell you we did look at it very hard but in general you would agree that if a regulation has created some logged words of the executive branch they don't have the weight of law unless there delivered to congress so we have an opportunity to review the monitor the congressional review act that would sound correct thank you my last question is less of a softball and neither one of these were softball they're very important to california but in a previous congress the ways in means means committee of the united states house voted for and referred criminal charges against lois lerner i also was involved investigating her wrongful activity they referred criminal charges and they did so under a statute that says an all paraphrase it as well as i can that the us attorney for the district of columbia shall present to the grand jury the following and then they laid out the criminal charges the previous attorney general ordered the us attorney or us attorney in district made a decision not to enforce that now the statute as we understand it is not a statute that says you will look at this and decide independently it actually says it shall be presented to the grand jury will you commit to review that and if you agree with us as to what the statute says when we think about forty plain english club order a us attorney to present to a grand jury and.
"assistant attorney general" Discussed on First Mondays
"Hariri lawyers do some work there sometimes run detailed like everyone understands this is you know this is where the sort of administrations program as it relates to our part of the uh department is sort of factual waited and administrated administered on the ground so if you're there presumably you know it's it's totally fair game to be like if you're gonna be in the front office need to be signing stuff like this because this is the at this at the president's position so we have no francisco with the s g chad readler who's the acting assistant attorney general jeff wall who's the deputy hospital pan who's the deputy assistant attorney general in charge of civil appellate also a political appointee although not senate confirmed and then alex hossin catherine dorsey or the attorneys just previously described were a in the front office no clue as reality as as other people have reported to as other people have reported yet another personally but no career people none and you have to go back mardi kind of plumbed the depths this you have to go back pretty far and may be maybe it's never happened to find an instance of a cerpa tishrin that is not designed by a single career government lawyer we should note there are other weird norms about estaury filings like for for reasons i don't understand briefs and opposition are always just by signed by the s g yes sir petitions are always signed by people who work on them he had a brief libraries or scientists by the as she like like i don't know why that is but it the briefs in opposition are i don't really know why this is either it is the number the office they're signed by the s g and like uh and like the basically the you know like the criminal appellate staffers who who drafted the initial fanged like the assistant if it's agree grave it's a criminal case if it's not a criminal case they just like designed anyway and get their name outrun a brought up the totals um but yeah so the so there are some weird norms but the petitions aren't like that um and marty speculates and all we can really do is speculate about why that is um and there's kind of two possibilities one is no career people were asked to work on it.
"assistant attorney general" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Of heroin in chicago politics this is back from the fbi hey welcome back to back on the beat on this dreary saturday afternoon but we're going to liven things up a little bit we are pleased to welcome to the studio sharon fairly who is former assistant attorney general former assistant us attorney yup former head of kobo the civilian office of police accountability yep what else did i miss well we naturally i was also first deputy general counsel inspector general the city of chicago arm in two thousand and fifteen so i served there as well so now you now you're the one who is effect dave lady you set up copa yes the civilian of police accountability that replaced it bre yes yes it was it was an incredible opportunity to have to be given that the leadership of of bayne that new agency online and i had a really strong vision for what i wanted the agency to be and i was really grateful that we have the resources to actually build out what i believe is going to be a best in class civilian oversight agency for the chicago police department it was a lot of work on and it was it was difficult because just because we had to also manage the ongoing operations of while we were building the new agency so is almost like our entire leadership team had two jobs you know during that twelve or fourteen month period while we were working on it but we really set up an agency that we believe is designed to deliver integrity independence and transparency to police misconduct investigations and um we put in place at a strong organization we brought in new capabilities to the agency that imprint never had such as we built out a new internal quality management function to help the agency deliver on quality.