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Inspector general probes if Justice Department officials tried to overturn election results
"Being launched by the Justice Department's inspector general to examine whether any former or current department officials engaged in an improper attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential elections. This investigation will look at allegations concerning the conduct of former and current Justice Department officials, but will not extend to other government officials. The probe coming after the New York Times reported that former Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clarke had been discussing the plan with then President Trump to house the acting attorney general and try to challenge the results of the presidential race.
Justice Department Says Walmart Helped To Fuel Ongoing Opioid Crisis
"The justice department is taking on one of the world's biggest companies walmart a civil suit alleges that the retail giant sold huge quantities of highly addictive opioid medications and they did so in a way that violated federal law. Npr's addiction correspondent. Brian man has been investigating walmart and his with me this morning. Hi there bryan morning david. So let's start with exactly what the doj is alleging here about walmart. So federal data shows walmart's pharmacies dispense to billions of opioid pills over the years often in rural communities that have been devastated by this addiction crisis with the doj says now david is that company executives failed to stop a lot of suspicious opioid orders. Hundreds of thousands of them. Walmart also allegedly failed to report potentially illegal opioid orders to the drug enforcement administration during an online regulatory conference last week. Deputy assistant attorney general. Daniel five signaled that this kind of lawsuit was coming. Armistice are the last two s i guess prescription opioid diversion the too many pharmacies for too long abdicated responsibility so now the doj says it plans to hold walmart accountable for allegedly contributing to this addiction. Crisis killed hundreds of thousands of americans will do we know more about these allegedly illegal drug sales at walmart and how how they sort of played out. Yeah been looking at this. And i spoke with his swannee. Sheeran who worked for walmart as a pharmacist in rural michigan in two thousand twelve when the opioid epidemic there was exploding and he says he quickly encountered red flags patients who would come in with. Suspicious prescriptions for huge doses of opioids. Sometimes he saw patients travelling long distances to filter opioid and also talked to patients. Who couldn't explain why they needed these powerful highly addictive. Painkillers visited direct indication. That does prescriptions are not for any genuine medical purpose instead of being abused by the patient and being distributed on this street sheeran alleges that walmart regularly ignored these warning signs and just went ahead and dispense the opioids anyway and the justice department. Alleges walmart did this all over the country. Knowingly filling prescriptions. that weren't for any legitimate medical. Need i mean it's such serious allegations suggesting that a major company like this contributed to such deadly crisis. What what is walmart saying. What is their response here. Yeah they're pushing back hard. They say that they tried in good faith. Over the years to comply with conflicting confusing laws that regulate opioid prescribing. Walmart's attorneys also argued that the justice department has been trying to embarrass the company allegedly part of an effort to squeeze leverage a big financial settlement. I should say the. Doj says that they've handled this investigation by the book. I mean i suppose this is a serious moment for walmart in terms of of both legal risk and potentially financial risk. Yeah yesterday's federal suit. David really up the ante but walmart was already being sued by a bunch of state and local governments that alleged. The company's opioid sales were irresponsible and dangerous. Cases are moving forward in ohio and west virginia and on top of the legal claims that could run into the billions of dollars. Walmart faces months maybe years now of headlines and disclosures about these opioid sales and that means having its name associated with opioid epidemic that continues to kill tens of thousands of americans every year
US charges 8 accused of Chinese surveillance
"The Department of Justice has charged eight people with acting as agents of China. You're accused of being involved in effort called Operation. Fox Hunt. Assistant Attorney general for National Security. John Dimmers says the goal of the illegal operation was to harass Doc and core certain residents in the US to return to China as part of a global repatriation effort. In many instances, the hunted are a penance of Communist Party chairman She Political rivals, dissidents, critics And in either event, the operation is a clear violation of the rule of law and international norms.
5 arrested, charged as illegal agents for China
"Of Justice has charged eight people with acting as agents of China. Well, allegedly involved in an effort called Operation Fox Hunt. He was assistant attorney general for national security. That's John DeMerit says the goal of the illegal operation was to harass stock and coerced certain residents in the United States to return to China as part of a global repatriation effort. In many instances, the hunted are a penance of Communist Party chairman she political rivals. Dissidents. Critics In either event, the operation is a clear violation of the rule of law and international norms. Six of the defendants are also facing conspiracy charges. Five of them were arrested. This morning.
6 Russian military officers charged in vast hacking campaign
"Of the Russian military charged and want the U. S Department of Justice is calling a widespread hacking scheme that targeted the French election 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea and U. S hospitals and businesses. But Attorney Assistant Attorney General John Deemer says you make no election interference allegations here then all believed to be officers in the Russian military agency. Are you there? Also accused of destructive attacks on Ukraine's power grid.
Two ISIS "Beatles" members charged with hostage-taking of Americans
"Islamic state militants, known as the Beatles are now in the U. S set to face trial on criminal charges for their alleged involvement in beheadings of American hostages in Syria. Assistant Attorney General John Dimmers Hotel, No Shake remembers of the notoriously brutal Isis hostage taking cell that became known as the Beatles. Name their captives gave to them because of their British accents.
Two ISIS "Beatles" members charged with hostage-taking of Americans
"Islamic state militants are facing federal criminal charges in the United States for their alleged role in the killings of American hostages. NPR's Ryan Lucas reports. The men are accused of being members of the notorious Isis cell nicknamed the Beatles. The two defendants Alexander Coty and El Shafie. L shake face eight counts in all, including conspiracy, hostage taking, resulting in death and material support to a terrorist organization. According to the indictment, the men played a leading role in Islamic states kidnapping, torturing and killing of U. S and European citizens. Among the groups victims were four Americans journalist James Foley and Steven Sotloff and aid workers Peter Kasich and Kayla Mueller. Assistant Attorney General John Deemer says while the U. S government cannot bring the four Americans back, the Justice Department quote can and will seek justice for them their families and for all Americans.
Trump authorizes declassification of all Russia collusion
"The top story. President Trump has authorized declassification of all Russian collusion. Hillary Clinton email investigation documents and the director of national intelligence is intelligence rather Has declassified John Brennan notes. The CIA memo on on Hillary Clinton. Stirring up the scandal between The trump in Russia and the whole nine yards, But I didn't I didn't wanna lead off today. The Justice Department just announced a press conference today. At 11 A.m. on a matter of national security. What could that be? What could that possibly be? We don't know. They haven't told us Apparently the FBI director Chris Ray. An assistant attorney General John Denver's They're gonna be holding a press conference saying that Chris Reyes involved it probably isn't good news.
Texas attorney general accused by top deputies of bribery
"Tripp Roy is calling on the Texas attorney general and fellow Republican can Paxton to resign following allegations of abuse of office from Paxton's top staffers. People are CEOs of Texas public radio reports, seven of Paxton's deputy attorneys are accusing the attorney, general bribery and other potential crimes. In a statement from his campaign's Facebook account, Chip Roy said the accusations are troubling and said Paxton deserves his day in court. But the people of Texas deserve a fully functioning ages office. Roy, a freshman Republicans seeking re election in the House had served as Paxton's first assistant attorney in 2015. Paxton's highest ranking staff members issued a letter last week saying the appropriate authorities had been notified but didn't go into many other details of the alleged crimes. Governor Greg Abbott and lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. Also, Republicans has had the allegations are concerning. On Monday afternoon, Paxton said he would not resign and that the quote false accusations were made by rogue employees.
DOJ won't reveal congressional candidate who asked for, received hacked info on their opponent
"With less than 100 days before the presidential election. U. S intelligence officials are warning that Russia and other adversaries are once again interfering in our democratic process. In 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his intelligence agencies to create chaos in our system, using a combination of social media manipulation, propaganda and other dirty tricks. President. Trump's Justice Department currently has at least two open cases against Russian citizens for disrupting the 2016 presidential and congressional elections. As we first reported last November, 12 Russian military officers are still at large, charged with breaking into the Democratic Party's computers in 2016. Stealing compromising information and selectively releasing it to undermine specific candidates. There's no evidence of similar operations against Republicans in 2016. With the 2020 election's just around the corner. Ah cautionary tale, the Russian hack. The Russians never left. I can guarantee you in 2016. After this all into news. They never left. They didn't stop doing what they're doing. This wasn't just a one time thing. No way. Russia doesn't do it that way. Robert Anderson should know. He spent 21 years inside the cloak and dagger world of spies and hackers overseeing the FBI's counterintelligence and cyber divisions. And tracking Moscow spy agencies, an alphabet of artifice, the FSB S V, R, and especially the G R U G. RU is military intelligence. So when we look at the attacks that happened during a presidential Races in 2016. You had military organisations inside of Russia attacking our infrastructure. So are the hackers or are the soldiers? So they're both on in most cases in most these units or not just hackers. They're probably some of the best mathematical minds in Russia. These air seasoned professionals that have worked away up the ranks to be in these units. To carry out the strategic attacks on behalf of that country. These are the hacker soldiers from G R U unit 26165, who, according to the Justice Department were responsible for breaking and entering into the Democratic Party's computers remotely from Moscow. Their names, ranks and faces are now on the FBI's most wanted list for stealing, among other things, the Democrats, strategic plans detailed targeting data and internal polling. G R U Colonel Alexander also joke commanded a separate unit. 744551 of his officers was in charge of spreading this stolen material to political operatives, bloggers and the media. Another hack state election boards. It wasn't some £400 guy in his parents Basement. No, this was a well choreographed military operation. With units that not only were set up specifically to hack into obtain information, but other units that were used for psychological warfare or weaponizing that this is not an operation that was just put together haphazardly. So that was the 26165 unit. The Justice Department's National security division is overseeing the Russian hacking case once they're doing that keystroke monitoring, Assistant Attorney General John Dimmers runs the division. Along with the deputies, Adam Hickey and Sean knew DOJ attorney Heather Al Pino worked with special counsel Mueller on the Russian indictments all have access to the underlying intelligence and have no doubt the rush. Shins interfered in the 2016 election. This really happened. Yes, that really happened. And we believe that if we had to, we could prove that in court tomorrow, using only admissible non classified evidence to 12 jurors. You ever expect to get the 12 Russian officials The trial. I would be surprised, But the purpose of the indictment isn't just that, although that's certainly one of the purposes, the purposes of this kind of indictment is even, uh, to educate the public. For a legal document. The 29 page indictment is a page Turner It. Details how U. S intelligence agencies tracked each defendant's actions, sometimes by the keystroke, revealing the fictitious names and phony emails used to infiltrate the Democrats, computers. And tracing the stolen data on its circuitous route from Washington, D. C. To Moscow. The information in the indictment is very detailed. You have descriptions of the Russian agents. Typing. Into their computers. Obviously, I can't go into too much detail because I don't want to reveal investigative methods. But the inside here is that behind every one of those Keyboard's is not night P address. It's a human being those indicted G R U agents. The U. S. Says one team, working out of a building in Moscow called the Tower created a website and a provocative character to disseminate this stolen material. Lucifer 2.0 So goose over 2.0 is a fictional online persona. It's all an effort. The Russian side to hide their involvement. And these guys are pretending to be one lone hacker. Correct, and that works. What it gives them is plausible deniability. Right. They don't need to work 100% as long as the Russians, Khun say. Wasn't us. Posing as goose A for 2.0. The Russians offered up stolen documents to Julian Assange, Jas wiki leaks and self proclaimed dirty trickster Roger Stone. It was all part of a broad campaign to disrupt the presidential election. But there was another less well known part of the Russian operation to undermine Democrats running for Congress. It started as large document dumps where goose for 2.0 was kind of taunting and saying, I have more Kelli Ward Burton was executive director of the D. Triple C. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. When the Russians hacked the committee's computers, these bullet points at the top are the summary for how we need to win. They swiped and dumped on the Internet material, she told us cost millions of dollars to produce. Battle plans for congressional races, demographic research on voters and extensive dossiers on the weaknesses of their own candidates. So when we deliberate internally about anything, you know that's not intended to be made public, and that's what makes this so important to understand these as stolen documents. It's not different than Watergate. It's not different than When Republicans came into the DNC and stole documents from the file cabinets. It's the cyber version of that they came into our office and they stole Our documents. Documents were never intended to be public. And then they used that in the election, even Democrat party bosses or questioning his character. Ward was shocked when Republicans used the stolen internal materials in this negative ad. We reach out to them and ask them, you know, we way, said We've been the victims of a cyber attack by a foreign adversary. Will you make a commitment not to use any of these stolen materials in In the campaigner in the 2016 election, and they wouldn't make a commitment to do so, she says. In the months leading up to the elections, Russian tactics evolved, the indiscriminate document dumps became more frequent and strategic. There would be thousands of documents that would show up on one day and then they got smarter and he started to really specific documents. Related to our specific races or documents that were in art most targeted states and are most targeted areas.
Feds seize millions of dollars in cryptocurrency raised by major terrorist groups, DOJ says
"Feds intercepting millions in crypto currency said to go to terror organization millions of dollars from crypto currency accounts have been seized by the Justice Department accounts the U. S government says were used by militant groups like Al Qaeda and Isis to raise money for violent operations. Trump Administration says the groups used the accounts to solicit donations through in some cases, a bogus scam for protective equipment for the Corona virus pandemic. Crypto currencies like Bitcoin have been used for criminal transactions because they're thought to be hard to trace. Assistant attorney general in charge of national security, says the action taken there's law enforcement remains steps ahead
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 us attorney" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"And tax evasion charges he ran in Arcadia based company called US fine investment arts and got investors to put up close to one hundred and fifty million dollars convincing them the company was mining amber and gemstones around the world and was planning an IPO prosecutors say investors were also offered jump points a made up crypto currency what eventually caused it to you to fall apart with that victims complaining repeatedly about what was happening that they weren't getting the investment that they were promised originally the form complaints made to the Arcadia police department and the FBI and it snowballed from there assistant US attorney Katherine right can also I I should say apparel SEC proceeding in that case I receiver with put in place there and there's the have managed to call back quite a bit of money approaching around sixty million dollars to you know repaid the amount of restitution and that the parties have you know agreed at this point that we think is appropriate is at least a hundred and twelve million dollars and a plea deal chan admits investors were offered luxury cars homes in the LA area even visas to recruit others to buy into the company he's due in court next month click give this guitar KNX ten seventy newsradio is attorney has not responded to our request for comment probably going which can't thank president trump enough the day after he community said it's the former Illinois governor walked out of a federal prison in Colorado yesterday after serving eight years of a fourteen year sentence for political corruption we'll go image told reporters outside his Chicago home is returning from a long exile as a freed political prisoner as he spoke the former governor repeatedly dab the blood off his chair in a long long journey that's right now brews and I'm battered and bloody it's been a long time since I've shared with a normal razor Glavine she was elected as a Democrat said he now has a new party affiliation he is.
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
"assistant us attorney" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Deputy Attorney General the United States our US attorney or assistant US attorney or god forbid the FBI director people say we don't want this to happen again well if you don't want it to happen again throw the damn book at the guy make an example I am then it won't happen again then it won't happen again look at all the books that were thrown at all these other guys Papadopoulos I didn't do anything general Flynn I didn't do anything yeah people pleading on false statements setting them up this is even a set up call me affirmatively broke the law while they were trying to set up the president the United States any dares to say he's owed an apology I disagree that he should be charged people have done a hell of a lot less and have been charged I have a lot less how are waiting for the big one what are you waiting for the big one if there's a big one then you you bring those charges on top of the other ones Allison are now I'm still waiting for the big one what kind of an argument is this waiting for the big one there may be a big one they may not be a big one if there is great but what does that have to do it this the man stole documents link them given the individuals who did not clearance and only gets said he broke the rules that's it he broke the rules now that's not justice that's not the equal application of justice certainly not in our federal bureaucracy you ask anybody who.
"assistant us attorney" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"He tries to punish you in the same is true. It seems with security clearances the remember that in the context of as we're learning overruling all these career people and giving security clearances to people who seem not to deserve them. He is on the other hand on multiple occasions wanted to withdraw the security clearances that people who happened to be his political rivals like John Brennan that's bad enough on its own but against the backdrop of. Of him overruling, all sorts of people who have a better idea these things, and he does I think it's obnoxious, and I think it's repugnant. And I think it's a problem, and I think it should be investigated. And I've heard some talk on the part of some Republicans of taking away Adam shifts security clearance. It's ludicrous. National security clearances are serious things. I had to go through multiple processes both as an assistant US attorney as a staffer in the Senate, and of course, as United States attorney to qualify for those things security clearances are not perks to be distributed. You know at holiday time to the people who you like and to be taken away from people who you think could behave badly this. Last question comes into tweet from Eric Snyder at east Neider underscore one who asks at pre Perahera. You are outwardly. Sanguine? How are you? Inwardly sanguine cautious skeptical concerned upset frantic panicked apoplectic. Hashtag Asprey Eric. Thank you for your question inside. I am a caged feral animal in I could explode at any moment. I'm kidding. I'm just cooling the gang. My guest this week is Sal Khan. He's the founder of the education nonprofit Khan Academy. He started out teaching one cousin over the phone. And now the videos on his site have been viewed more than one point six billion times. I speak with him about the inequities of the American education system, whether there's an attention crisis, and why we still studied trigonometry. Sometimes just unlocking the mysteries of the world is its own goal. That's coming up. Stay tuned. How much time do you think attorney span managing their legal practices, clients and cases as an attorney myself. I know that the answer is a lot, thankfully, there's a better way with Cleo..
"assistant us attorney" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Two suspects were killed officials say and police used to robots to search the home in the aftermath this all began because a neighbor had the courage to say, we're not gonna put up we think that there's there's dealing dope out of this house black tar heroin was being dealt out of this. And we know the poisons killing so many kids the crime scene remains under investigation. Chris martinez. CBS news governor Rhonda Santa's has named at Tampa, Circuit Judge to become Florida's next secretary of state NewsRadio WFL as legal analysts Felix Vega. Says judge laurel Lea has a long record of service on the bench. And in the law was a public defender for the federal court system before she became assistant US attorney before she became judge in two thousand thirteen recused herself from a lawsuit over Hillsborough county's transportation sales tax increase that passed in November because her husband, Brandon state Senator. Tom Lee oppose the referendum lease exceeds Mike Hertel who stepped down last week after pictures surfaced of him wearing black vase at a party in two thousand five the FDA is issuing a recall on peaches plums nectarines due to a list Steria concern the affected fruits stem from a New York produce company called Vandenberg. The fruit reportedly has been distributed more than a dozen states. But not Florida so far no reports of illness. The news that the US is imposing sanctions against Venezuela. Could impact prices at the pump which have been going down over the past few days following a mid January. Spike, Josh Carascalao is with AAA auto group in Tampa Bay area. Prices today are currently to sixteen a gallon, which is about three cents less than this time last week and about thirty three cents and this time last year. The Trump administration says it's taking action to keep Venezuela's president Madero from siphoning off the state run oil companies. Funds to Pat his pockets, and those of his friends the US and other nations have declared one Guido to be Venezuela's president. But so far Madero is not stepping down a new take on active wear this time, you can eat it. The North Koreans are releasing a line of clothing that can be eaten to avoid starvation. The clothing reportedly made of high grade protein amino acids, fruit, juice, magnesium iron and calcium. Now, we've heard stories before about mass starvation in North Korea. But that's supposedly not what prompted this it's marketed toward people who might get stranded while sailing mountain, climbing or exploring the great outdoors..
"assistant us attorney" Discussed on KOMO
"One thousand and FM ninety seven seven. From ABC news this week here. Now, she banker George Stephanopoulos. We're now joined by the chairman of the house intelligence committee, Adam Schiff Carson thank you for joining us this morning. You just heard Roger stone right there. I'm not going to repeat exactly what he said thin as well. I guess I'll repeat offenders piss on Iraq. That's what he says the indictment is your response. Okay. He's presumed innocent, but these are very specific allegations of lies and witness intimidation. They're matters that will be easily provable. These are not ambiguous statements. They're very detailed. And I think he's going to need a much better defense than the one. You just heard. But look I prosecuted a number of white collar cases when I was assistant US attorney white collar defendants always make a some variation of the same argument. That is I have a perfectly innocent explanation for this fact, and as for this other fact, I can come up with an explanation for that. And likewise for all these other facts, but whatever you do don't look at their totality. But when you look at the totality what's going on here. And you look at the chronology we know that the Russians told the Trump campaign as early as April of two thousand sixteen that they had the stolen emails, we know that they offer dirt to the president's son John junior, and he said he would love to have the Russian government help with that. And then we know that some person directed a senior campaign official to reach out to Roger stone to find out what WikiLeaks had gotten from the Russians. And then of course, you have the president publicly calling for the Russia's to help with those stolen emails and all of this taking place while Donald Trump is pursuing what would probably be the most lucrative deal of his entire life and one that requires Kremlin approval this Moscow Trump Tower, and then of course, all of the above lying about all of the above one hundred contacts, but probably a thousand lies at it's that. Bigger broader picture that Muller's looking at you laid out the bigger broader picture, but as we said so far. Robert, he's not charged anyone directly conspiring with the Russians based on everything. You've just laid out that charge still isn't there is it. Well, you know, Bob Mueller has the advantage of a lot of evidence that we don't we were really circumscribed or what we could look at for example, we wanted to try to compel some of the witnesses that Mr. stone alluded to come in and testify. We wanted to try to test. What Don jR, and others were telling us we wanted to get phone records. We couldn't do that. But Bob Muller has been able to do that. And I would expect George that. If there is a conspiracy to defraud the United States say collusion indictment. It would be the last indictment that Bob Muller would seek not the first. So we'll have to wait to see what evidence he produces. But certainly do have to ask the question over and over again if there were innocent explanations for all of this. Why all the lies? Why all the repeated efforts to get Russia and help you have this symmetry of interest here where Donald Trump wants help from the Russians with his camp. Pain. He wants help from the Russians to build this lucrative Moscow tower and the Russians want help from Donald Trump. They want sanctions relief and all of this going on at the same time your colleague on the committee. Jackie speier, congresswoman Jackie speier told CNN that she believes that Don jR, Donald Trump junior. Lied your committee at least two occasions. Do you agree? Well, I'd like the special counsel to have access to Don juniors testimony and determine whether it is evidence of false statements. I think in and I greatly appreciate the seriousness with which the special counsel takes lying to congress. So I'll let Bob Muller be the judge of that. But one of the first acts if not the first act of our committee will be to send all of these transcripts of all the witnesses to Bob Muller. So that he can consider whether digital perjury charges. Are you confident that Robert Mueller and his team have not yet seen any of those transcripts? No. I believe the special counsel has had access to the transcripts, but. Not for the purpose of use and a perjury prosecution. So that's what we want to make sure that the special counsel has access to these transcripts and can use them for whatever purpose, including perjury prosecution or witness intimidation, obstruction of Justice final question, the president is insisting that after the period of the government is reopened that he's going to demand. The wall again perhaps declare an emergency. If congress isn't provided or are you prepared to support any wall funding as part of a broader compromise? I don't support any wall funding, but I do support border security, and the, you know, the important thing, I think to remember here is Democrats and Republicans can not only reach an agreement aboard security. We already have multiple times. In fact, we agreed on conference supports that would set out the funding for border security. We sent multiple bills, you know, through each chamber with bipartisan support, the only thing that got in the way was the president was frightened off by Ann Coulter. And Rush Limbaugh, and I think one of our top priorities is passing a Bill to make that kind of shut. Down impossible in the future. Adam Schiff, thanks for your time this morning. Thank you. We're going to be right back after this from ABC stations..
"assistant us attorney" Discussed on The Moth
"Well, I'm a lawyer. And I said you kind of picked up the wrong guy. I'm an assistant US attorney. And at first they didn't get what that meant. They said, oh, you're an attorney. Wow. They're really impressed. So then they drove down twenty third street lucky explained that now the plan had changed they decided to keep me. So we said he's going to take me to a place and in the morning, they were going to take me to the Bank and have me withdraw fifty thousand dollars. And if I didn't do it. They were gonna kill me. So they drove down twenty third street to the west side highway all the way down through that tunnel at the bottom. Now lucky ordered one of his henchmen the guy who had the machine gun on me on the street to blindfold me, and he took my own scarf off in blindfold me with it. So I'm just hearing what I'm describing to you. And we went through that tunnel at the bottom of Manhattan that comes up on the other side by the FDR drive in a minute later. I can hear the sound of rubber tires going over the medal of one of the East River bridges, and as we got into Brooklyn lucky said Stanley era been on the Q E. And of course, I had because I grew up in Brooklyn, and then they talked themselves and they decided to stop at a gas station to buy duct tape for this little caper, which they did. And then we drove and a little while later, they stopped the car hustled me out across the street. Up three stairs through one door up. Three more stairs through another door. Now, the blindfold wasn't perfect. I could see out the bottom. And I could see the pattern on the tile sort of a typical pattern of tenement building in New York City. And in fact, that my grandmother had grown had lived in one of those when I was growing up on the Lower East Side it had that particular greasy cooking old building smell of a tenement building. And they sent me up two flights of stairs. I memorize the number of stairs. And I knew and they put me in an apartment get here that we were narrow hallway they shove me all the way down at the end to the end put me down on a mattress took off my trenchcoat. And there I sat. Now when we first got in there. This was a very exciting moment for them. They just brought home a really important catch, and they discussed will how are they gonna make this thing happen. So that they had my wallet. And unfortunately, my wallet had in it. My father's business card. My father was a cantor. That's the guy who sings in the synagogue, and he was retired. But he kept his business card with his home address on it. In case somebody needed him at the last minute to officiate at a Wetering or funeral. And I kept that card in my wallet. With the sense in my head that that somehow through a level of spiritual protection around him. Well, now what I had intended. Well, was leading me to a very bad place because they wanted to know where my father lived. And what was I going to say? So I gave the real address. I lied about the apartment number and they said Stanley tomorrow morning, if you don't cooperate with us at the Bank, not only will kill you. We'll kill your father by breaking every bone in his body..
"assistant us attorney" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"For the thing up your right, pending. This is L S AM aid ninety pretty good. Pretty good Jude. Well, done John. How was a Jennifer Keiper alongside six thirty seven. We'll take until seven o'clock. And it's the great one the marklevinshow here on WLS. What are you bringing me? Oh, thank you. Thank you, a long list of corrupt Illinois politicians. Yes. This is this is a stack. We'll have to read all of it again tonight rolled out onto the floor. That's there's a long list of local state and even federal politicians that have gone away for finger painting and weightlifting courtesy of us here in Illinois that brings us to our next guest early in his career. Patrick Collins served for twelve years as an assistant US attorney here in Chicago, including four years as deputy chief of the public corruption section. He's spearheaded the eight year operation. Rhode investigation. You remember that remember the the break? Licenses. There's former secretary of state George Ryan, right? Former US attorney and now he works at Cayenne s he's a partners there. And he led the prosecution in these six month trial and conviction of former Illinois Governor, George Ryan is his watched a lot of it here in our fair city for a long time. We welcome to wwl's Patrick Collins. Patrick, are you surprised are you shocked? Well, look, I it does explain their aggressive actions with the search warrants and as again as someone who's been on both sides of these sorts of actions. I I was frankly, hoping that the government had some significant evidence because I think by doing a search warrants in the way, they did. Certainly impacted Mr. Birks electoral chances, and I wanted to as a citizen I wanted to make sure there was some some bare their if you will. And I think today's today's criminal complaints is that question. Patrick collins. According to the complaint, the FBI won a judge's approval to wiretap alderman Burke, cell phone already recording his causing before the shakedown at the center of the charge began to unfold back in may of seventeen. What does that tell you? Well, look when you're thinking about presenting your case in court, particularly on someone like miss Burke after have evidence, and there's no better evidence than the individual himself incriminating himself and recorded phone conversation. So I mean, whether it's civil case or this number case, the government's best evidence in public corruption cases are the are the words of the alderman himself, and I think recorded conversations provide the government very compelling evidence. Really fortunate to have Patrick Collins here on double DLC surfer twelve years as an assistant US attorney in Chicago four years as deputy chief of public corruption. He was involved in the conviction of former Illinois Governor, George Ryan, remember, what does it tell you, Mr Collins about Chicago? How are we? So why are we so afflicted and burdened by corruption? We seem to be the Petri dish for the entire nation. Well, look if I had an answer that question, I would I would have retired years ago. I, you know, this issue of deterrence with all that's gone before alderman convictions. Governor gubernatorial convictions, you would think that we were in the new age, but what laid out in the criminal complaint. And again, I would want emphasize as as a lawyer in private practice. These are allegations are not proof, but the seems to be the playbook that we've seen time and again that aldermen have important influence. There's fifty city Chicago. They all have a lot of control over their individual wards. And they they have the ability to use that power to benefit themselves personally. And whenever you do that that's a violation of law, and we've seen it, unfortunately time and time again, but guys is shrewd, and I would say as smart as Ed Burke, and Dan Rostenkowski, even even a George Ryan. I mean, how did they get caught up in things like this? I don't I don't understand that hubris. Is it just you get lazy? You get you get to the point where you just wanna make problems go away. And they'll take the shortcut. I don't I don't understand the the mindset of these guys have been in. In the in the business. So long to slip up this family. Very fair question. It's certainly one that I can't answer. Mr Burke, I what is the pricing having read the criminal complaint is you would think that there would be several layers in between Mr Burke and the active.
"assistant us attorney" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"Assistant US attorney Tom Albus is moving to state government after serving in the US Justice department in the eastern district of Missouri. For the last sixteen years, he has been named incoming attorney general Eric Schmidt's. I assistant attorney general Alvis has specialized in white collar crime as a federal prosecutor and has tried more than twenty jury trials in his career. US attorney Jeff Jensen called the move a great loss to his office. But an overall gain for the state police unit is comprised. Is that Saint Louis county police Saint Louis metropolitan police department, and the Saint Clair county sheriff's district there will be representatives from all three police units. There that citizens Ramada transit's Kim Sela on this morning. Stay toasty on transit to underway until eight o'clock this morning at the north Hanley Metrolink station. Hot cocoa and sweet treats are being given out and you can give the gift of warmth by bringing a new or gently used coat or blanket. They will be distributed to the Jennings school district and Saint Patrick's center a man accused of murdering a librarian in Sacramento, California is also known for erotic behavior in the Saint Louis area. Reports say Ronald say was toss out of libraries throughout this region, including one in Ferguson in August and one in Brentwood in September. He threatened library workers and officers and was once arrested for trespassing say recently moved to Sacramento or he is accused of shooting amber Clark to death last week outside the north NATO Mus library coming up in the news at seven thirty Saint Louis community college. Wants to help veterans students wondering what's next? I'm Michael Calhoun. With the latest news time is seven twenty five. This.
"assistant us attorney" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Run in the same scheme for the local sheriff including this year. In terms of weather. There ought to have maybe been a federal prosecution of this guy. There is a US attorney in the eastern district in North Carolina. Interestingly the Trump administration intervened to move him up in the line of succession at the department of Justice not long ago. I don't know what that US attorney ever did with the criminal referral. He supposedly got at least a couple of years ago about this guy confessing to rigging elections in bladen county, North Carolina, but I can tell you right now that one of the people who that US attorney employers in his office as an assistant US attorney is Mark Harris's son, the son of the Republican candidate. Until recently appeared to help one. This congressional seat in part by putting on his payroll. This guy who has been openly confessing for a couple of years now that his job what he gets paid to do. Is rigging elections in that part of the state for Republicans? As of tonight, a California incumbent Republican congressman David Valdo has just conceded. His congressional race. He's lost his seat to a democrat in California named TJ Cox with Valdas concession tonight that puts the number of democratic pickups in the midterm elections at an even forty seats. But tonight with democrat, Dan, mccready recinding, his concession and with the criminal scheme that unfolded in the middle of his election now unraveling in plain sight at last it's not at all clear. What's going to happen in North Carolina's ninth district, nor is it at all clear. Why the guy who did it has never been prosecuted for or stop from doing this in the past? Despite the fact that it was all exposed well before this debacle democratic candidate North Carolina's ninth district. Dan mccready today. Unconsented this race his race is now the last outstanding congressional race in this country. I don't know how it's ever going to get resolved. But. Dan, mccready joins us for his first national interview since the election next. It does not happen. All that often when we see an election called for one candidate, and then uncalled, but that is what happened tonight in North Carolina congressional race. It's now the last uncalled race in the country after days of statistical analysis and outright descriptions of what sure sounds like blatant criminal election fraud on behalf of the Republican candidate. Mark harris. NBC news tonight says it can no longer. Call this race for Harris. Instead NBC now says there's no call in this race at all too much uncertainty about what happened there the democratic candidate who tonight took back his earlier concession in. That race is Dan mccready as of tonight, Dan, mccready still is a candidate for US congress from North Carolina's ninth district, Mr McCreevy joins us tonight for his first national interview since the election, Mr McCreevy, thanks very much for being with us. I really appreciate it. Thanks for having me on virtual. I wonder if it took you a little bit of psychological work to kind of gear backup. Up to the fact that you were still in this race. You can see the day after the election. It totally did I was at DisneyWorld with my with my four little kids and my wife Laura a couple of weeks ago. I was surprised as anyone to see the North Carolina State elections board refuse to certify the election results in an unprecedented. Bipartisan nine zero it decision and over the last week have just been floored as evidence and affidavits about fraud and irregularities in criminal activity. Have just been rolling in not just day by day, but but hour by hour, and in terms of that evidence, I had trying to decide how to tell the story tonight, and whether to go through it point by point in terms of what really appear to be these blatant statistical anomaly anomalies there's been interviews with people who said they were involved in the scheme, a lot of them saying they didn't realize it was a criminal scheme that they were being put up to you can also look at it..
"assistant us attorney" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Just like an assistant US attorney. No, no, he's the all powerful special counsel. President hasn't taken one penny for Mr. Mueller from the FBI. And it's pathetic outrageous investigation that was launched in violation of the department of Justice regulations were there was no criminal pretext basis for the appointment of a special counsel in the first place and notice the same Democrats and media. Mister, wicker has a conflict of interest because he wrote it bad, and he was on CNN notice when it comes to Mr. Rosenstein. Who recommended to the attorney general who then recommended to the president of the United States that he fired James Comey? And among the things that were told Muller's investigating is obstruction of Justice when the president fire James Comey as pathetic as that is. Among other things who has Mr. Rosenstein who recommended it, Mr. Rosenstein? Is not merely a witness as I keep hearing on cable TV. He should be a subject of this investigation. He should be a subject of this investigation. Why didn't he recused himself, Mr. Nadler? Mr chef. Mr. swindle, or whatever the hell. Your name is what about you morning schmo? How about fake tapper? How about Don lemonade or lemon lemon? How about all of these guys? How come they don't bring it up? They're too busy talking about a broken glass moment. A broken glass moment. Like this is crystal knock. These leftists in the media and the democrat party who keep making comparisons to Hitler and the Nazis and now Kristallnacht. These people are bigots. They are bigots. I'll be right back..
"assistant us attorney" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Those questions l. e. Hoenig from assistant US attorney for the sun just New York. Maybe Roca also former assistant US attorney in that office and MSNBC legal analyst. They wrote together today about the metaphor, cooperation agreement, and Paul Butler or former federal prosecutor and MSNBC legal analyst. I'll start here at the table. Elliott jumped out to you about what we learned today in court. To me the most important thing in the language in the documents we saw is that this is all or nothing, and that's the way federal cooperation works. I have some experience in the state system. Sometimes state systems, cooperation can be selective. We want this person, this person with the federal, it's everything. What? What does that meaning Manafort has to come in and tell the prosecutors, everything he knows about what he did and everything. He knows. What everybody else did from the lowest ranking person all the way up to Don Jr. all the way up the Kushner, all the way up to the president and he has no leverage. I mean, what's striking to me is he's been convicted once right? So he's facing sentencings there. He, he pleaded to these two crimes that are in the that we're going to be in the next trial in DC, but there's a lot of time hanging over his head, my wrong there is a lot of time. I mean, the way this is structured. It is now limited as to these charges that he planned to ten years that match these two today, right right now today they notified the judge Virginia about this play and also asked to postpone that sentencing as well. So both sentences now are being put off for some period of time for this cooperation to play out. So with that tells me that he is going to try with the government's agreement basically under this agreement to sort of have all the sentences combined together, run concurrent concurrently, both accounts in here and. The two different cases. So he's going to try to sort of wrap it all up into one and get less than ten years because of the cooperation reminders of sixty nine year old man, Paul cooperation agreement the what's included in the in the what was filed by the Muller team superseding criminal information is a lot of crimes..
"assistant us attorney" Discussed on KNSS
"To physically appear in. Front of a grand jury or. Physically appear for your questioning This would completely turned upside down Separation of powers The appointments clause of the constitution and the structure of. The executive branch this is what I mean that this man is more dangerous to our constitutional system. Than Vladimir Putin Putin, is without question a danger to this nation has nothing to do. With national security, so the dense Washington Post reporter is way above his. High q. level but all of you understand. What I'm saying these are important points. Stay with me these are the kinds of points that will be argued in a constitutional confrontation Now Michigan Muller and his lawyers are not constitutional expert Some have argued And appeals courts some of argued in front of. The supreme court But they're not experts per se in this area In any respect Moreover Mr. Muller will be opening the door To allow the president's attorneys to bring up any and all related matters. Involving, the nature and course of this investigation Now that doesn't mean some liberal judge or Justice or court won't knock them down but the door will be open Were they can challenge So much of what Mr. Mueller has done And the nature and with this investigation was launched And so Mr. Mueller has quite a high hill to climb Assuming he doesn't have. A bunch of liberal judges who want to help him out Why do you want to? Subpoena the president of the United States. What is it that you. Need to know I need to. Know why, he fired COMEX use. Me two, point you don't get to know that but moreover there's a public record he said why he fired Comey Well he, gave three different answers. Wow now, you have three inches But you're an? Inferior, employees report to the Justice. Now. Why is this important folks You cannot have Any. Assistant US attorney Issuing subpoenas for a president to appear in front of, a federal grand jury Task a bunch of questions which they claim they cannot get answered without forcing the president in front of a grand jury or demanding an interview of the president in a criminal matter The courts would be unleashing things they don't even know that they're unleashing It would completely undermine the power. Of the president's on the other hand the, president must defend his, prerogatives he, must defend the right of a. President any president to fire a subordinate The fire, support he must defend the rights. Of presidents not to be forced to appear, in front of federal grand juries At the demand effectively Inferior employees Mark. Judge star he issued a subpoena for the president to appear before federal grand jury that is Clinton Clinton should. Have fought it But they. Are two completely different. Cases Clinton In conducting. Himself the way he did wasn't protecting a presidential prerogative Clinton's actions Involve, Clinton's actions You see the issue of whether Clinton committed perjury in a civil trial Has nothing to do with our very. President of the United States is. Able to fire at the FBI director also think of it this way If a prosecutor is free to question a president about his. Perogative with the fire a subordinate Look, at the opportunities. For political blackmail from. Future FBI director.
"assistant us attorney" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"Off the charts smart you can be articulate but at the end of the day people can make lots of decisions you want to feel comfortable that they'll be aggressive enough fighting crime but fair and have judgment and the judgment to raise your hand when they think they're facing a difficult issue to seek advice so judgment and a sense of proportionality let's talk about criminal prosecution this is sort of one episode in a four part series that looks at criminal justice in the federal system from different angles from the defense angle from the defendants perspective from the prosecutor's perspective and obviously you've been in private practice for some time but he's been most of your career as an assistant us attorney in the united turney so you've seen it all and so you know a case begins with investigation you don't have a case unless you figure out what the facts are and i think a lot of people presume that it's a law enforcement agent the fbi agent with the secret service agent with a police officer who does the investigating and then the prosecutor just sort of takes it over like they're showing law and order and takes it to court after the investigations wrapped up and tied in bow you and i know that that's not true in the office where we worked explained what the role of the prosecutor is an investigation sure there are a bunch of cases where properly the agents will develop it on their own in a bank robbery is underway in the swat team comes in and arrest the bank robbers and catches them in the act in a lot of your investigating is done in the case is sort of handed over to work with the agents going forward but the best cases and the most sophisticated cases or ones that are a partnership between the agents and the prosecutors and always worried if an agent thought we investigate a new prosecute that's not going to be a good case and of a prosecutor thought that the agents worked for them that's not be a good case in the best cases were were you teamed up with agents who told you what was going on in the prosecutors weighing in on investigative techniques and steps and sometimes that was the pricing even agents at example it sticks in my mind we're going after some.
"assistant us attorney" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Report to as well as the president but their jobs are considered important so it's unthinkable for example he writes that the deputy secretaries of state or of defense or of this department of justice could be made it inferior officer on the say so of their bosses these officials simply exercise too much power to be denominated in fear officers they are instead principal officers who must be nominated by the president and confirmed by the senate that's your appointments cloth even the federal judiciary we find that federal court of appeals judges in federal district judges have always been treated as being principal officers even though their decisions can be overruled by the supreme court no one thinks or should think they congress could vest in the supreme court the power to appoint lower court judges are inferior judges thomas that lower federal court judges must be principal officers nominated by the president confirmed by the senate even though they're very existence he isn't even in the constitution and it's obvious they robert muller's behaving much more like a us attorney then he is behaving like an assistant us attorney muller has acted and has behaved like a principal officer even though he was never nominated by the president or confirmed by the senate and i've said that five times because it's important the text of the appointments clause and your constitution and the use of the word inferior elsewhere in the constitution makes it clear says calabrese that there are two prerequisites that must be met for someone to be an inferior officer and therefore not subject to nomination or confirmation i one must have a boss of the inferior officer reports do who can direct or fire the inferior officer an office cannot be inferior if the officer exercises as much power as his exercise by every united states attorney and even more and the deputy and assistant cabinet secretaries or even more this second test as the officer inferiority is somewhat subjective in close cases but it's very real nonetheless if a prosecutor has as much power as a us attorney he's by definition a principle office or the united states who must be nominated by the president confirmed by this obviously there are differences in some ways the us attorney's more powerful in terms of the breadth of what he can investigator she but in some ways mr muller's more powerful and the nature.
"assistant us attorney" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"So the so this was shocking apparently to the to the court officers they couldn't believe it an illegal alien trying to get married to another illegal alien so they could stay here on welfare in the united states he's so the the assistant us attorney apparently said well you know why don't they just get married i in down at the plymouth county house of correction they have a they have a ceremony they they apparently allow weddings down there twice a year the next the next date is in september and then the the lawyer for the legal aliens looked around the judge said but that'll be too late this is what i'm told happened the judge sarah said but that'll be too late meeting the illegal alien will be deported back to the third world hal hall from which he came so they allowed them to get married the legal aliens in the us district courtroom here in boston it isn't that a heart warming story i guess they have they what is the what do they call it the wishlist what do you call that it you you know your your your list of things six oh three says how we derivative asylum is a little opaque well that's the phrase that's the phrase in the in the illegal alien world that's why i'm using it it's right here in these court documents i hold in my hand let's go with chain asylum he illegal immigrants who have anchor chain asylum babies yup this is this is at motion for meeting to permit marriage who would ever thought that you would see something like this as a as a court document plaintiff hey my antonio alvarez figueroa hereby moves this court to permit him to meet with undersigned council in her paralegal ms daisy esther rachel a sanchez either before or after his court his hearing before the court scheduled for i guess was in the morning ten am.
"assistant us attorney" Discussed on WTMA
"Dot com as we continue here the story is coming from tech dirt dot com about six people that have been prosecuted out of hundreds arrested at the protest surrounding the donald trump inauguration and these six people are not accused at all of violence or property destruction the assistant us attorney whose prosecuting them in this case res one karesh she at no point made any allegations that they had committed violence but he says that because they were there they should be found guilty because they helped and two helped to anonymous others escape in a crowd now whether that was their intention or not is a hold other question and i don't think that you could easily prove something like that would kind of hooliganism statement yeah the idea that if you know a car full of bank robbers pulls out on the free way that somehow all of us on the freeway orissa guilty for um hiding those bank robbers as it it's the farthest to reach that a prosecutor could ever possibly make without being criminally negligent um you know frankly this person's boss should hear these arguments and demote them to cleaning out the garbage cans and beat us drop these charges through ridiculous so there's one person who actually had a a white helmet on in this supposed black crowd uh she had a white helmet on where the red cross but she was arrested in the prosecutor accused her of the she's not a medic even though she claim that she was there as a medic he claimed what what are you need gough's four i this was a protest there's nothing wrong with being a medic he said but she was aware there was a riot going on but now back to tech dirt opinions here uh w what being aware that a protest might turn violent and being interested in helping anyone who might get injured in no way makes you guilty of any of the violence and claiming that she was quote prepared for war and she was going to make it succeed unquote what does correctly think that doctors without borders is equally responsible for the war crimes committed from mending those who were injured during wars as for would the journalist who has live streaming the event and was arrested for it karesh you went after him for saying woohoo during the livestream quote from.
"assistant us attorney" Discussed on KBNP AM 1410
"Heison dua jimmy koh she ran for office to be a leader of american democracy while she stole money in a multitude of ways do also cited brown saying the government target her as a black woman mm deuba the attorney the assistant us attorney i should say cited brown all right quote refereeing brown to the judge in an explanation why she should be given the max quote brown as saying that the government targetted her as a black woman and her suggestion that the justice department could have used the energy it spent prosecuting her to stop the mass shooting at the pulse nightclub last year in on orlando assistant us attorney deuba goes on to say cold i wonder if any of her character it witnesses will address this why will you support someone who says this nonsense and do was of course referencing congresswoman sheila jacksonlee who likened corinne brown to martin luther king and that's why she should go to jail we have assisting in the opining in analysing she gears little bit the donner vine chairman of accuracy in media c a shortlist me chairman of accuracy miti's chair but of accuracy in media as well as accuracy in academia his father launched accuracy media 19th sixty nine and blog buys watch are frequently republished in outlets such as fox nation of national review is also co author of the highly praised book entitled why you can't trust the news volumes two and three good to have you back uh thanks a lot out gregory back always pledge actually with you want to shift gears leg bit die you're.