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New York Nursing Home Deaths: F.B.I. Investigating if Cuomo Aides Gave False Data
"The FBI is reportedly investigating whether AIDS to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo submitted false data on nursing homes to the Justice Department. The New York Times is reporting. The Department of Justice is looking into whether AIDS purposely falsified records regarding the number of nursing home deaths from the pandemic. The Times also says New York Attorney General Letitia James investigation into allegations of sexual harassment has expanded And is now looking into claims that another aide made calls to Democratic lawmakers searching for support for the embattled governor. In addition, a new probe by the FBI is looking into whether Cuomo's office cut a deal at the height of the Koven shutdown to shield health care workers from lawsuits boxes. Lauren
Trouble for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as Democrats demand resignation
"State legislators in New York are demanding the resignation of Governor Andrew Cuomo over allegations of sexual misconduct. The mayor of New York Bill de Blasio agrees that it's not one. It's not too. It's not three. It's not. Four. Not five, is six women who have come forward. It's deeply troubling. Governor Cuomo has repeatedly said he won't resign and urge the public to await the outcome of an investigation of his conduct by state Attorney General Letitia James. The Colorado
New York attorney general appoints attorneys to lead Cuomo investigation
"Nathan. New York Attorney general Letitia James appointed a former federal prosecutor and an employment lawyer to investigate allegations that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed female aides. Appointments came as New York lawmakers were privately debating whether to join calls for Cuomo to resign from office or urge patients while the investigation is
New York Attorney General Letitia James Names Team Investigating Cuomo Sexual Harassment Allegations
"Also keeping an eye on the investigation into those sexual harassment allegations against the governor of new york. Andrew cuomo cuomo five women have now come forward accusing cuomo of harassment or inappropriate behavior today. New york's attorney general letitia. James appointed to attorneys to head up the investigation and gop members of new york's assembly have just introduced a resolution to impeach cuomo who remains defiant. I'm not going to resign because of allegations. There is no way i resign. That's do the attorney general investigation. Let's get the findings and then we'll go from there
New York AG Appoints Attorneys To Lead Cuomo Investigation
"New York Attorney General Letitia James is announcing the attorneys who will lead an investigation into the allegations of sexual harassment against Governor Andrew Cuomo, Former Acting U. S attorney for the South District of New York. Joon Kim and attorney and Clark are being assigned the case, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio commented on the situation. Unfortunately, it's a situation where Fewer and fewer people are believing what the governor saying and that has to be addressed.
New York Attorney General Sets Team To Investigate Sexual Harassment Claims Against Governor Cuomo
"To investigators are appointed to look into sexual harassment allegations against New York's governor. Former acting U. S attorney for the Southern District of New York. Joon Kim and employment lawyer and Clark have been appointed by New York Attorney General Letitia James to investigate sexual harassment allegations against Governor Andrew Cuomo. Several women accused Cuomo of making inappropriate comments and, in some cases, giving them uncomfortable hugs or unwanted kisses. Cuomo has said some allegations are false. But he has apologized for banter in the office that some women interpreted as
New York Gov. Cuomo refuses to resign amid growing allegations against him
"New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reiterates he won't resign over allegations of misconduct. Saying to do so would be anti Democratic. In a conference call with reporters Sunday, the governor addressing calls from two step down over claims of inappropriate behavior made by multiple women. I was elected by the people of the state. I wasn't elected by politicians. I'm not going to resign because of allegations woman called accusations made by one accuser, former aide Karen Hinton quote. Not true. Said the investigation being conducted by New York Attorney General Letitia James will determine the
NY House Democrat calls for Cuomo to resign after latest allegation
"Just moments ago. New york congressman caffeine rights. Democrat called on new york governor. Cuomo to resign. The time has come. She says governor signed that comes after a third woman has now come forward to tell the new york times when we'll made unwanted advances to her at a wedding touching her hair back and asking if he could kiss her. That is the picture of taking at the moment of the moment in question. Now that news breaking tonight just hours. After new york's attorney general letitia james announced. Her office will move forward with an independent investigation into allegations of sexual harassment. by cuomo. promising that quote the findings will be disclosed and a public report over the weekend. A second former aide had gone on the record new york times accusing the governor of sexual harassment. Cuomo the allegations. He released an apology on sunday. Saying i now understand. My interactions may have been insensitive or two personal that some of my comments given my position made others feel in ways i never intend
Gov. Cuomo Apologizes For 'Misinterpreted' Comments Amid Sexual Harassment Claims
"New york governor andrew cuomo responded to allegations of sexual harassment against him yesterday in a statement. He expressed regret that his previous workplace. Comments were quote misinterpreted as unwanted flirtation. Essentially using the classic non apology. I'm sorry you felt what i did was wrong. Komo maintained his denial of the recent allegations. Which have now been brought forward by two former aides. The second is someone who worked for komo during the pandemic and she revealed this weekend that he asked her inappropriate questions about her sex life and implied. He was open to a sexual relationship with her. After initially choosing a clinton appointed former federal judge to lead an investigation into the claims leading to concerns that there would be political bias cuomo reverse and said he would cooperate with whatever. Independent investigator is chosen by new york. Attorney general letitia
Cuomo Apologizes For ‘Misinterpreted’ Comments, Refers Sexual Harassment Investigation To New York Attorney General
"Hour, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo acknowledged for the first time It's some of his behavior with women had been misinterpreted as unwanted flirtation and said he would cooperate with a sexual harassment investigation led by the state's attorney general. Here's correspondent Ed O'Keefe. Cuomo's calling on the state's attorney general to appoint an independent investigator to look into the allegations detailed in today's New York Times Attorney General Letitia James said that the governor had to formally requested investigation in order for her office to launch one Latest allegations comes the governor's also facing a federal investigation into how he oversaw in nursing homes during the pandemic, notably today, Even the White House press secretary said that President Biden Ah, long time ally of Cuomo, backs an independent investigation. All of this could affect Cuomo's plans to run for an unprecedented fourth term. In
"attorney general letitia" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"Is facing accusations for sexual harassment from a second former aide. State Attorney General Letitia James has asked Cuomo for a referral, which will allow an independent investigation of his conduct with subpoena power and a massive $1.9 trillion covert relief land now heads to the Senate after passing the house. Democrats and President Biden not happy about the bill moving forward without the $15 an hour minimum wage. This is ABC News. Pinera's new flatbread, pizzas air here, but to our new chef Claus. They're not just pizzas. They're masterpieces because it's not just cheese. It's hot and melty mozzarella and fontina cheese. It's not just sauce. It's market tomato Red bell pepper sauce, and it's not just toppings. It's fresh mozzarella, basil and great tomatoes. Mm. Taste our delicious new flatbread pizzas today. Order online for pickup or delivery. Panera restrictions apply. Well, everybody out that car You must be Sunday must be as I'm here. You're here and hope is there and it.
Former aide accuses Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, felt 'scared'
"New york governor andrew. Cuomo says he wants an independent investigation into sexual harassment. Claims made by two former aides. And the governor is asking the state's attorney general and chief justice to appoint someone to do with attorney general. Letitia james says that she is ready to oversee that investigation and make any appointment or necessary appointments and she also stated in power. There must be a truly independent investigation to go thoroughly to review. These troubling allegations against the governor. All of this after a report by the new york times charlotte bennett says her former boss. Cuomo would ask her questions about her intimate relationships. And if she ever been with older men bennett says she felt scared. And she thought this would mean the end of her job. In november the twenty five year old left her role as an executive assistant and a health policy advisor. Fox's alex
Daniel Prude Case Reflects Difficulty of Prosecuting Police in New York
"I wanted to ask you. Ben crump about another case that you're involved with and that's the case of daniel prude. This horrific killing almost a year ago in rochester. Major protests This week because a grand jury refused to charge any of the officers involved. Daniel prude's daughter to share. A prude appeared on cnn. In september calling for the rochester officers involved in the killing to be fired and charged with murder. This is what she said. I will like to see them be fired and charged with murder there. There's video footage of these people suffocating. My father my father was murdered by these police officers. There's no reason why they should be on a paid suspension. They should be arrested in. They should be try as the killers that they are and so now. This grand jury has refused to indict despite the the calls for the charges to be brought by. New york's attorney general letitia james whose office lend the investigation She said Most recently daniel prude was in the throes of a mental health crisis in what he needed was compassion karen help from trained professionals tragically. He received none of those things. Can you talk about the refusal to indict this regrettable that many times because grand jury proceedings are secret. We don't know what evidence was all for it About a prosecutor to the jurors and making their determination we must remember brianna taylor's case And michael brown and ferguson missouri. Case one of the rare instances will we saw the inner workings of the grand jury. We saw that the prosecutors put forth of very weak case and when you put four four week case to get a prosecution then you won't get the grand jury to decide amy. It has been said that a prosecutor can indict a ham sandwich because ninety nine point nine nine nine percent of the time when a prosecutor wants. An indictment are prosecuted. Gets an indictment oftentimes prosecutors. Because they have this symbiotic. Relationship with law enforcement will give greater consideration to police officers than the unknown african american or hispanic citizens that they have no relationship with when they go into a grand jury. Proceeding we saw so many times with throughout the country is historical where they were trying to establish off their as by saying well we presented a grand jury and the grand jury found no probable cause. Will we don't buy that. We know that's part of the intellectual justification of discrimination. That leads to the legalized genocide of black people in america. And that's why we have to have. Systemic reform changed intact coach criminal justice in america as we said at the michael brown graduated decision was announced. The whole system needs to be indicted other than that they will continue to kill. Black people with impunity
New York Governor Cuomo Should Resign or Be Impeached Over Covid Scandal
"Finally allowed to talk about the fact that Andrew cuomo is a garbage governor. Who got a lot of people killed with bad policy. In fact there's a piece in the week today. By ryan cooper titled resign andrew cuomo. He points out that his administration concealed data about kroger's cases in nursing homes reportedly for fear of federal prosecution stories of his vitriolic abuse and threats directed at other democratic. new york. Politicians are coming out yet even all that is only the start of deadly corrupting competence. So in keeping with judging by his by his results cuomo should resign immediately and free new york state from his dismal. Misrule says ryan cooper of the week and not at the nursing home scandal has been bubbling for nearly a year. Now it starts with cuomo's inexplicable decision back in march two thousand twenty two order nursing homes to accept recovering covid nineteen patients even if they were still testing positive a recent. Ap investigation found that. At least nine thousand recovering patients were sent back to nursing homes and long term care facilities a number that is forty percent larger than his administration had previously admitted is unquestionably worsened. The pandemic as it ripped through new york's elderly population. that's not the only number cuomo fudged nursing homes new york attorney general letitia. James investigated situation found that his people may have under counted the number of deaths associated with nursing homes by fifty percent cuomo. Then instead of the eighty five hundred said they'd been reporting. The true number was over. Fifteen thousand about a third of the state's deaths and then of course in your post reported comments from cuomo's top aide. Melissa rosa seemingly admitted that they deliberately faked the numbers as part of a cover up. His officials froze fear. The truth is going to be used against us. By federal prosecutors ran cooper says cuomo bungled the pandemic basically from the jump. The new york city metro got hammered with the worst break in the country. In the following months cuomo's compulsive bullying and control. Habits gradually drove an exodus of public health professionals from the state government including the state's health department director of bureau of communicable disease control as medical director for uppity myalgia in the state epidemiologist and then his micromanagement tangled up the early stages of the state's vaccine rollout he throughout the plan. The state health department had worked up over months substituting his own he put he put in place strict requirements that only people who qualified to get shots but then added threats of punishment for organizations that didn't distribute their shots fast enough and the result was chronic delays. His bottom line is this. Cuomo has been a garbage governor in the media. Didn't just cover for him. They featured him. He was the greatest government in america. Meanwhile ron santa's greatest villain. In america down in florida with the number two populations seniors in america by percentage after main which has seven people.
New York Sues Amazon, Saying It Inadequately Protected Workers From COVID-19
"The state of new york versus amazon on tuesday. New york's attorney general letitia. James sued the company over working conditions in their warehouses. So gideon take us through what we learned yes. James is largely focusing on two specific facilities here one in staten island and the other in queens according to the new york times the suit alleges that these facilities just provide good enough safety measures for the workers during the pandemic including that the company didn't adequately clean their buildings or do adequate contact tracing when people tested positive. The suit claims that amazon got rid notifications of at least two hundred fifty employees at the staten island facility. Having bid and in more than ninety of those instances the suit alleges that the employees had been at work week before without amazon closing those portions of the facility and doing state mandated
New York attorney general sues Amazon over 'flagrant disregard' of COVID-19 safety
"Is suing Amazon over its handling of worker safety issues around the covert 19 pandemic. Attorney General Letitia James said Amazon has cut corners in complying with the particular requirements that would most jeopardize its sales volume and productivity's rates. James maintains that dry for higher profits let toe flagrant disregard of steps needed to protect workers from the coronavirus said warehouses in Staten Island and Queens. Amazon had filed a lawsuit earlier trying to stop the James suit, saying that they care deeply about their workers help. And she was overstepping her authority.
New York sues Amazon over worker safety during pandemic
"Amazon, facing some controversy and workplace safety at safety, and now they may have to defend themselves in court KGO a tens. Mark Nieto with that story, New York State is suing Amazon over its handling of worker safety issues around the covert 19 pandemic. Attorney General Letitia James said Amazon has cut corners in complying with the particular requirements that would most jeopardize its sales volume and productivity's rates. James maintains that dry for higher profits led to flagrant disregard of steps needed to protect workers from the coronavirus said warehouses in Staten Island and Queens. Amazon had fight allows it earlier trying to stop the James suit, saying that they care deeply about their workers Health and she was overstepping her authority.
Amazon sues New York attorney general to stop virus probe
"The country's biggest online retailer is suing new york state's attorney general filed on friday by amazon in brooklyn. Federal court is aimed at stopping new york from taking legal action over amazon's early covid. Nineteen response at issue is the firing of activists christian smalls in march after. He led a demonstration of amazon workers. Protesting conditions at a staten island warehouse. Amazon says he was fired after he was asked to stay home. Paid quarantine because he'd come into contact with a worker that had tested positive for the coronavirus. Lawmakers questioned amazon about it and new york attorney. General letitia james said the company may have violated. The law amazon is accusing james of overstepping bounds and threatening the company
"attorney general letitia" Discussed on 710 WOR
"On January 6. It's a crazed mob religiously assaults officers trying to keep them from getting inside the capital's officers who were there describing utter pandemonium. They look like a medieval battle scene. There is some of the most brutal combat I've ever encountered. This seems so chaotic the mob so hell bent that rioters trampled. The woman identified as Roseanne. Boiling later died. A two year old girl is recovering from a gunshot wound to the chest in New York Thursday night. The victim's grandfather said it happened after a fender bender must some girl from them things sticking back into somebody's car and the gods got out shooting. The bullets started flying around 11 P.m. on Cabinet Street. The toddler's 27 year old father and his girlfriend were also shot. Mayor Ross Baraka says he's grateful to the police officers who responded to the scene and is asking the public to come forward with any information. All of the victims are expected to survive. Governor Cuomo's pushing back on the attorney general's report concerning covert deaths and nursing homes, calling it a political football. Cuomo says the pain of losing someone isn't changed. My word happened. People died. People died. Was in the hospital. I got transferred to a nursing home. And my father died. My father was in a nursing home got transferred to a hospital. My father died. People died. Meanwhile, Attorney General Letitia James is report indicates the state failed to release accurate data in effect under reporting nursing home deaths. State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker insists New York never failed to report a Corona virus related death, but rather all deaths that occurred in hospitals were classified as hospital deaths. Johnson and Johnson's single dose Corona virus vaccine may be less effective against some strains. The New Brunswick based drug maker is saying it's vaccine showed 66% effectiveness overall and protecting against Cove in 19 in late stage trials. The vaccine was 72% effective in the U. S. But only 57% in South Africa. While approved 66% effective in Latin America, Johnson and Johnson is expected to ask the FDA for emergency use authorization as soon as they This week..
"attorney general letitia" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Voice of New York 7 10 W O R an I Heart radio station. It's 18 degrees feels like nine with clear skies and 12 o'clock. Good morning. I'm a show. Kabbalah, the top leader of Isis in Iraq, is dead after a joint mission with the U. S and Iraqi forces spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, says the 43 year old known as Abu Yes, sir. Was killed in an airstrike this week in the northern part of the country. The attack was meant to stem resurgence efforts and comes after the double suicide bombing in Baghdad last week. Colonel Wayne Murad Oh says the U. S led military coalition will continue to remove key leaders and degrade the terrorist organization. He warned. Others they will be pursued to the ends of the Earth. The hunt is on for the person who left behind bombs on January 5th the night before the attack on the Capitol authorities say this shows it was a well planned and coordinated terror attack. And the search continues for the suspect who trampled a woman to death while trying to storm the capital. Here's a BCS chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas fury and utter lawlessness unfolding on January 6 as a crazed mob. Relentlessly assaults officers trying to keep them from getting inside the capital's officers who were there describing utter pandemonium. It looks like a medieval battle scene. There's some of the most brutal combat I've ever encountered. This seems so chaotic the mob so hell bent that rioters trampled. The woman identified as Roseanne. Boylan later died. A two year old girl is recovering from a gunshot wound to the chest in Newark Thursday night, the victim's grandfather said it happened after a fender bender Masson girlfriend Gnome. I was thinking back into somebody's car and the guy just got out shooting bullets started flying around 11 P.m. on Cabinet Street. The toddler's 27 year old father and his girlfriend were also shot. Mayor Ross Baraka says he's grateful to the police officers who responded to the scene and is asking the public to come forward with any information. All of the victims are expected to survive. Governor. Cuomo is pushing back on the attorney general's report concerning covert deaths and nursing homes, calling it a political football. Cuomo says the pain of losing someone is not changed by where it happened. People died. People died. I was in the hospital, I got transferred to a nursing home. And my father died. My father was in a nursing home got transferred to a hospital. My father died. People died. Meanwhile, Attorney General Letitia James is report indicates the state failed to release accurate data in effect under reporting nursing home deaths. State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker insists New York never failed to report a Corona virus related death, but rather all deaths that occurred in hospitals were classified his hospital deaths Cuomo's administration has been criticized for an earlier policy that mandated nursing homes except people who tested positive for the virus. The governor argues, nursing homes have been and continue to be plagued by loss of life due to their higher risk population. And the governor is saying endured. Dining can resume here in the city on Valentine's Day at 25% capacity. It's a good time to remind everybody. Valentine's Day is two weeks away, So if you're looking to make plans, governor Cuomo says, you can try and get a spot at your favorite New York City eatery. Come February, 14th. The restaurant's want a period of time so they can notify workers order supplies, etcetera. So we're saying into a dining 25%. On Valentine's Day is also allowing wedding receptions of up to 150. People come March 15th, but everyone must be tested before going, he says. Testing like what was used for the Buffalo Bills. Playoff games could allow other large events to resume. James Footman W O. R News. Johnson and Johnson's single dose Corona virus vaccine may be less effective against some strange 66% is what people going to focus on. But this vaccine really does prevent severe disease, the feared complications of those positions and death. So we should be focused on and I think this is a really important weapon that is Brown University's Dr Ashish Joshi. He says. The vaccine offers very good news where it counts in sports. The Nets beat the thunder 1 47 1 25. They faced The Wizard Sunday night, The Knicks beat the Cavs 102 to 81 to take on the Clippers Sunday afternoon. Here's your W Whoa. Our weather channel forecast we could be looking at a significant snow storm here in the New York area as we start the brandy week. Clear 16 tonight, Sonny 29 on Saturday. 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Attorney General Letitia James Takes on Trump
"Letitia james was a new york city public defender and a city council member before becoming new york. State's attorney general twenty nineteen. She's the first woman and the first black person elected to the office this year. Attorney general james filed a lawsuit aimed at dissolving. The nra successfully blocked immigration officials for making arrests in and around state courthouses and is leading a lawsuit against facebook for stifling competition. Her office is leading an investigation into president. Donald trump's finances which she intends to continue after he leaves office and even if he pardons himself that pardon would only protect him from federal prosecution. Welcome attorney general james. Thank you for having me. I really appreciate it so you are obviously a new york. State official not a federal officials. So how if at all do the recent events on capitol hill affect what you're doing is it. You know speeding things up or pressure or is it just the same as usual It's unfortunate that we all witnessed an attempted coup an attack on our democracy and the president and his associates who have Question the legitimacy of this election have blood on their hands. These wild conspiracy theories that led to these acts of terror in sedition. It wasn't attempt to basically destroy our democratic republic and so all of those who are responsible should be held accountable and i've called on the justice department To beginning investigation into the attempted insurrection attempted coup into whole all of those responsible for their roles in fanning. The flames that led to this failed coup. We are working with justice to identify those individuals who breached the capital. And we will do all that. We can to identify those individuals and to send a message. that will not happen again. And it certainly will not be tolerated in the state capital in albany
"attorney general letitia" Discussed on NPR News Now
"Live from npr news. I'm lakshmi sang after waiting for congress to act. Millions of americans are closer than they have been in mums to getting more relief from the coronavirus pandemic lawmakers are said to be fine tuning the last major or latest major package. It includes three hundred dollars a week. Bonus federal jobless benefits and the renewal of state benefits expire soon. The package also includes six hundred dollar direct payments to individuals as well as money for vaccine distribution schools and people facing food and housing problems. npr's cloudy goody sally's reports. It may take several more days though before they can present the final terms of a plan to their colleagues republican and democratic members of congress remain optimistic about the outlook for a deal which currently aims to extend unemployment benefits aid small businesses and issue direct payments to americans. Here senate majority whip. John thune talking to reporters. I mean nothing's done deal yet. But i think progress is being made seems there's movement in the right direction. Members are not sure they'll be able to approve a deal ahead of a government shutdown deadline friday night. If that's the case congress may take another temporary funding measure to buy even more time for a final deal that includes economic stimulus measures cloudy silas. Npr news washington and fda advisory panel is now data for another cove in nineteen vaccine from dern up. It's likely to recommend the fda authorize it for emergency use the us embarked on. Its most ambitious vaccination drive beginning with the pfizer in biontech vaccine at the fda authorized. Last week french president emmanuel macron has tested positive for corona virus. Npr's eleanor beardsley. Reports macron is keeping his regular scheduled today appearing on a video conference wearing a white medical mask in a communique. The eliza palace said a pcr tests administered following the onset of symptoms shows. That macron has the virus in keeping with world health organization protocols. The french president plans to self isolate for a week macro has always taken the virus seriously ungoverned. According to scientific recommendations france reduced its infection rate from sixty thousand to fourteen thousand cases a day after a month. Long lockdown in november restrictions have been loosened but the country remains under an eight pm overnight. Curfew macron has remained active throughout the pandemic but is always seen wearing a mask. France hopes to begin. Administering the pfizer biontech vaccine by the end of december along with the rest of the european union beardsley. Npr news paris. Thirty eight states are now suing google for with they allege abuse saying it abused its dominant position in online search new york attorney general letitia. James announced the suit on twitter. You're listening to npr news. Russian president vladimir putin has denied poisoning his most vocal critic and accused him of working with american spy agency's npr's lucian kim reports from moscow of is in germany recovering from poisoning with the rare chemical agent. This summer during his annual press conference president putin was asked about journalistic investigation that identifies russian state security officers who trailed alexia vanni right before his poisoning in you mind who called the report the recycling of material from us intelligence services. He did not deny. Russian officers shattered navalny but suggested navalny is so insignificant. He isn't worth killing navalny. Who was barred from running against putin in the last presidential campaign blames putin for the poisoning german chancellor. Angela merkel intervene to bring nevada to a berlin hospital widening rift in relations between russia and germany lucian kim. Npr news moscow. Bosnian officials are investigating. If the presiding serb member of bosnia's three-member presidency gave the foreign minister of russia an artifact that was actually stolen from eastern ukraine. The gift was a three hundred year old gilded. Religious icon eastern ukraine is under the control of pro russian rebels in the serb leader. In question is fiercely pro russian at last check on wall street. The dow jones industrial average is up one hundred twelve points at thirty thousand two hundred seven. The nasdaq has risen eighty-five points. Snp up sixteen since the open. This is npr..
"attorney general letitia" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"I know company. No company should have this much unchecked power over out personal information and our social interactions american authorities pushback against big tech firms sharpened yesterday with two lawsuits against bush. One filed by the federal trade commission and another attorneys general of forty eight states and territories. Attorney general letitia. James of new york lead the state's investigation called on the court to halt the social media. Giant's anti competitive conduct today. We are sending a clear and strong message to facebook and every other company that any efforts to stifle competition hurt small businesses reduced innovation and creativity or cut privacy protections will be met with full force of our offices. The federal trade commission said facebook's purchases of what's up an instagram had stifled competition and that it would push to make the company sell them off again. Facebook isn't the only object of regulatory scrutiny in october. America's justice department filed a sweeping antitrust suit against google. There's a growing consensus in america. That the tech giants are just two giant but entrenching in law what is fair for consumers and competitors will be no easy task the lawsuit alleged that facebook has behaved in an anti competitive manner. How hodson is economists. Technology correspondent that is used. It's market power as social media. Giants in the united states to squash competition and to kind of maintain market dominance in a way that is unfair and the lawsuit seeks to address that central to the. Ftc's case are two acquisitions that facebook made almost a decade ago. One of instagram. And one of what's up. And the sense of the case is that essentially those acquisitions were competitive and that by buying those young fast growing services facebook was buying up. Its future competition and that if that hadn't happened. The sort of competitive dynamics of the social internet today would be much much stronger because instagram and whatsapp would be their own thriving businesses. Is there an argument to be made that that. What's up and instagram have grown as much as they have in the interim because they've been under the facebook umbrella yeah absolutely and this gets into kind of prophecy and reading. The tea leaves very very quickly. Facebook had huge amount of money that it was able to pump into those services and facebook was able to introduce those services to all of the users of facebook in various ways to make connections between the two so yes. There's absolutely an alternative present. Where instagram and whatsapp don't exist because facebook destroyed them instead of buying them. But we can't really know and in some ways that is some of the contentiousness about this case is that it sort of tries to present alternative futures. That would be better. And it's hard to say whether they really would be and the central charge here. Is that these practices have hurt. The consumer how in practice has the consumer been harmed here. Well the basic idea would be that. It has reduced consumer choice. My personal view is that that's not quite the right way to think about it. The real way that facebook's market dominance hurts the consumer is making it more expensive for companies to market their products and that's because facebook is so dominant eight specific vertical of social media marketing. That anybody who wants to bring a product to market any small business kind of has to go through facebook and that means that probably the prices for reaching facebook's consumers are higher than they should be those high costs passed onto consumers and that's how it hurts consumers have facebook so dominant. Is that to say that. The the regulators are barking up the wrong tree here. I just think when you look at the other apps in the marketplace you look at the growth of tiktok and the perseverance of snapchat. People spend as much time on snapchat as they do on instagram. These days pretty much. It's just hard to say. There's no competition in these areas. Watts up past competition with i message and telegram and all kinds of different thing signal so for each individual app. that is inside the facebook universe. There's loads of competition but the problem is that for the specific service of social media marketing. Facebook really does dominate. That and what has facebook said about the charges. Well one of facebook's first things that they say is hey. Ftc you guys approved both of these transactions back in the day and now you're telling us that actually that was anti-competitive. Facebook makes the fairly reasonable point that it would have been better to know this at the time than a decade later when lots of things have changed and they're going to have to unwind loads and loads of things and not least the fact that it makes the environment. Field kind of uncertain. If one of america's biggest regulators is changing. Its mind ten years later. And so what about that beyond the effects for facebook and and its properties and the users of all of those different apps. How do you think this lawsuit might cast a shadow over the industry more and more widely. Well there has been a shadow over the industry for quite a while. Already the tech lashes going along in full force and governments around the world are looking at ways to curb what they see is unacceptably high levels of power that these companies have but i think that the uncertainty for businesses and technology companies is a real problem in a funny way reminds me of what the american government was trying to do to tiktok to unwind its acquisition of musically many years after the fact and one of the biggest complaints that we heard about that was well. Hey how many foreign companies feel confident in making acquisitions in america if the government is essentially just going to change the rules post hawkins they actually now. We have a problem with this. So i think that it does increase the amount of uncertainty the way that the. Ftc's gone about this focusing on those acquisitions and so how do you think this particular lawsuit. Then we'll we'll play out well face because a pile of cash. The right of money it makes is very contingent on the integration of these apps in fact its big growth property the where the amount of money it is making accelerating. The fastest is instagram facebook. Not gonna go quietly on this and they have a huge amount of money to fight it. So i expect this to be in the courts for a very long time. There's also a question about the transition between american administrations. A lot of folks are saying. This is a trump action. Because you know it's sort of backlash against the social media companies but it sort of remains to be seen. How independent from the white house. This sort of thing is and whether we'll we'll biden being office change it. We don't yet know the europeans will absolutely be watching this. They have similar complaints. I think in. In both cases in europe and america the regulators still. Don't quite know exactly what they want to do about it and the focus on the acquisitions by the suggests that that is that's the clearest thing that they've got and i think the europeans will be watching to see how that is received in court. What kind of arguments facebook makes to rebut those charges and will probably hone its own actions against facebook which we all expect to be on the way In response so do your mind. This is just the beginning of of a broader battle then between regulators and facebook. I think one of the important things about this. This action and all of the actions against all of the big american companies is that even though these issues have been around for years right. The instagram acquisition from facebook is almost a decade old. At this point the regulators themselves are still only just getting to grips with how these companies work what technologies they are made of where they can actually exert the influence of the law to change things and so. I don't think that this suit is necessarily the last word in how facebook is going to be regulated. I expect a whole approach to shift and evolve going forward and the best outcome would be the government's get better at understanding how the technology companies work and understanding what sensible interventions they should be making and my own view is that i don't necessarily think that unwinding decade old transactions is the best approach. Thanks very much for joining us. How thanks for having me jason. This podcast is sponsored by master dynamic headphones and earphones. That sound is good as they look. They combine premium design and materials with brilliant. Sound a unique sonic range. Whether you're looking for luxurious and comfortable over ear headphones portable power packed. True wireless earphones or immersive wireless speaker master and dynamic has what you need to upgrade your listening experience. Visit master dynamic dot com and use code p. o..
"attorney general letitia" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"They violate their principles. When Democrats controlled the Senate in the next Congress, we must abolish the filibuster and expand the Supreme Court because they will have stolen a Supreme Court seat as they did in 2016 and violation of their own principles. In a statement, Senator Markey says, We must fight for Justice Ginsburg's legacy We must mobilize, organize and remove President Trump from office in Rochester, New York, Attorney General Letitia James is calling on the people to work with the city to find the gunman responsible for killing two people and injuring several others in a shooting this weekend to need to take off. Take these guns off about streets, and I would hope that individuals I'd come together and join together to address senses Gun violence. James also announced police body Cam footage will now be released to her office and not at the discretion of local authorities in the wake of the death of Daniel Prude. Boeing 77 37 Max jetliner was grounded 18 months ago now following two deadly crashes, and now congressional investigators have provided the most scathing account so far of what went wrong, calling it Ah, horrific culmination of errors here. CBS's Chris Van Cleef committee chair Peter DeFazio is finalizing FAA reform legislation. Well, I'm astounded that we can have a system. We're both Boeing and FAA find that they were compliant with the process and yet 346 innocent people died. That means the process doesn't work. The 245 page report argues Boeing employees made a conscious effort to conceal the existence of M cast to avoid potential delays from additional FAA scrutiny and the possibility of additional training requirements. Massachusetts Department of Public Health just now releasing new Corona virus numbers. The state sees 340 new cases. That's more than 125,000. In total. 3 40 is significantly down from yesterday's numbers. They also announced 15 more deaths, bringing the death.
"attorney general letitia" Discussed on Up First
"Yeah so we're learning more this morning about profits earned by the sackler family. From the sale of Oxycontin that's the controversial opioid drug marketed by their privately. Owned Company Purdue Pharma. The company filed for bankruptcy earlier. This year as we've been reporting but before bankruptcy the sackler withdrew more than twelve billion dollars into their personal accounts and let's bring in north country. Public Radio's Brian. Man Who follows opioid litigation for NPR. Heater Brian Morning. David David so it looks like Oxycontin made. The sackler is very very rich. remind US just the context. You're wise that so controversial. Well it happened at a time time. When a lot of Americans were dying as the prescription opioid epidemic was going viral across the United States ravaging communities the company of course this faces thousands of civil lawsuits tied to its alleged role spring this addiction crisis legal blowback so big at force the company into this bankruptcy but as you said the sackler had already pocketed billions of dollars in in the end? A lot of that money may not ever be forfeited as part of any settlement. And what's new. Here's some details that we're learning being from a new audit of the company. So what exactly is this. Yeah the data submitted to the bankruptcy court on Monday shows that in all members of the family withdrew roughly twelve point a two billion dollars from their company and a review by the New York. Times found that this really accelerated the soccer's began pulling more and more cash out of the company beginning in two thousand eight hundreds hundreds of millions of dollars every year some of that went to pay taxes but it also went into their personal trusts and and this particular scrutiny David some of it went into offshore accounts counts okay so so they have all this money. It seems the family has offered to pay something. Like three billion dollars of this personal wealth to settle the OPIOID claims against Purdue Pharma but state attorneys general. Saying that's simply not enough is every. Yeah that is right. The sackler have consistently denied any wrongdoing. Doing but they have offered this bankruptcy deal that would mean them paying out billions of dollars of their cash and giving up control of proof armor as part of that. They've asked the bankruptcy court. To essentially actually halt all personal lawsuits against them they would be out of the OPIOID business but still one of the richest families in the country because of Oxycontin and a coalition of states are. You're pushing back there. Saying that the sackler should I give a full accounting of all their personal holdings even stuff that's offshore in foreign accounts and those attorneys general claw back more of that cash and this audit is adding fuel to that argument. To New York's Attorney General Letitia. James issued a statement last night demanding more for detailed financial records. She said she wants full. Transparency into their total assets. Okay and on its face. This doesn't look very good either. You have this other part of the bankruptcy process Purdue Pharma decision to pay out these big bonuses to executives in the company. I mean wh what is the court saying. They don't allow that to happen. They are judged. Robert Drain agreed earlier. This month to let the company pay roughly thirty five million dollars in bonuses this year to employees the argument from Purdue Pharma that the court accepted is that key staff staff. You know people in the company needed to keep the firm operating during this turbulent time. Those folks just won't stay on if they're not well compensated but of course David David dot money. That's being paid out is money will never be paid to victims or two communities Brian Man covers opioid litigation for NPR. Brian we appreciate it as always. Thanks a lot..
"attorney general letitia" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Thousands approved a resolution making it easier to take current. And former Trump administration officials to court when they defy subpoenas correspondent larger reports it could also be used to force the Justice department to provide Democrats evidence from the Russia probe. The whole ballgame for the Justice department was to try to get contempt of congress taken off the table for attorney general Bill bar. They wanted to avoid that at all costs. And at least so far they've been able to do that, because of the deal that was struck yesterday with House Judiciary chairman, Jerry Nadler over documents. So as long as contempt is off the table. DOJ does not have an issue with today's vote. President Trump and Joe Biden are sparring today in Iowa. The president told supporters in west of mine that Democrats have problems despite are amazing success. The democrat party has never been angry at so angry to give us your people so angry. For what? What these are angry people by net an appearance in Thomas. As President Trump likes to stir up fears and call others names. Not something like that, for God's sake. I mean it's bizarre and it's damaging. And so I think he's generally threat to our core values. And he's a threat to our standing in the world. Ten states have filed a federal lawsuit to block T Mobile's twenty six and a half billion dollar bid for sprint new York Attorney General Letitia, James says consumers would be harmed by the deal. The two companies were to merge. The wireless market would be control by only three companies instead of four in recent years, intense competition, spurred in particular by T mobile and sprint as meant declining prices, increased coverage and better quality for all mobile phone subscribers. Modest losses today on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average fell fourteen points, the s&p five hundred and the NASDAQ both closed.
"attorney general letitia" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"From ABC news. I'm Daria Aldinger. The House Judiciary chairman says Democrats will move quickly and seeking enforcement of subpoenas against Trump administration. Officials that after the house made it easier to file lawsuits against witnesses who defied subpoenas after a heated debate in which Republicans accused Democrats of trying to change the rules, the house passed a resolution authorizing committee chairman to go to court to seek civil enforcement of congressional subpoenas, including attorney general William bar, and former White House counsel, Don, Mcgann this vote comes one day after House Judiciary chairman, Jerry Nadler, announced that he will hold off on taking legal action against the Justice department in light of a new agreement to turn over key evidence from the Muller report. Mona Kosar, Abdi ABC news. Washington in Iowa. President Trump is signed an executive order intended to simplify the regulatory process for genetically engineered agriculture. Former vice president in twenty twenty democratic rival Joe Biden is also an Iowa olden campaign events. A group of state attorneys general are suing to block a merger between t mobile and spray. New York Attorney General Letitia, James says the deal would hurt consumers T mobile and sprint merger would not only cause irreparable harm to mobile subscribers nationwide. By cutting access to affordable reliable wireless service for millions of Americans, but what particularly affect lower income, and minority communities here in New York, and urban areas across the country. The Justice department is still reviewing the deal. Michelle Franzen, ABC news, hundreds of accused child sex predators or arrested nationwide. A large scale operation in all fifty states, close to seventeen hundred suspected child sex predators. Justice department is calling them have been arrested. The operation called broken heart went after those who have been producing child pornography engaging in sex trafficking of children, and who have been traveling to sexually abused children, because he's Alex stone spokesman David Ortiz's, conscious and talking heresy after surgery in Boston for gunshot wounds. You're listening to ABC news, people are always.
"attorney general letitia" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO
"Forsa Justice department to provide Democrats evidence from the Russia probe. The whole ballgame for the Justice department was to try to get contempt of congress taken off the table for attorney general Bill bar. They wanted to avoid at all costs. And at least so far they've been able to do that, because of the deal that was struck yesterday with House Judiciary chairman, Jerry Nadler over documents. So as long as contempt is off the table. DOJ does not have an issue with today's President Trump and Joe Biden are sparring today in Iowa began even before president from flew off to Iowa where Joe Biden was campaigning three stumps with him, calling Biden a loser. But now it looks like he's failing it looks like his friends from the left, they're going to overtake them pretty soon. CNN poll in Iowa shows Biden, in the lead among Democrats in the first caucus state, but with Bernie Sanders, eight points back, Mr. Trump clearly heard about the Biden speech excerpts released in the media as a way to up interest in Biden's attacks on the president, making note of how many times Biden mentions him. I think he's the weakest mentally and I like running against people that are weak mentally. I think. Joe is the weakest up here, the president saying, well, pointing a finger Torchy's head Bob Costantini, the White House. Ten states have filed a federal lawsuit to block T Mobile's twenty six and a half billion dollar bid for sprint new York Attorney General Letitia, James says consumers would be harmed by the deal. The two companies were to marriage the wireless market would be control by only three companies instead of four and recent years, intense competition, spurred in particular, by T mobile and sprint as declining prices, increased coverage and better quality for all mobile phone subscribers. Street. The Dow Jones industrial average fell fourteen points, the SNP and the NASDAQ down.
"attorney general letitia" Discussed on Mueller, She Wrote
"Other financial transactions relating to the financing of Trump organization projects and his unsuccessful attempt to buy the Buffalo Bills football team specifically they're looking into the Trump International hotel in DC the door all the Doral. That's some fucking piece of shit golf club in Miami. And the Trump hotel and tower in Chicago, this is all based on the Coen testimony saying Trump. Gave false financial statements to your Bank to to support his failed attempts to to buy the bills Buffalo Bills and lower his real estate taxes both crimes by the way, both crimes manafort's going to prison for so we know their crimes don't you want to plead deal. Don't don't gonna make t shirts. Don't you want to resign? And he's now facing the Manhattan DA charges for falsifying business documents Manafort is and that we covered earlier so the part of that real estate fraud that the Manhattan d is charging Manafort with has to do with falsifying business documents. That's probably the time when he tried to take his PDF and turn it into a word document and change it and convert it back to a PDF and fucked up the formatting because Republicans can't tech and the hits just keep coming this week because we learned in a new court filing Thursday that new York Attorney General Letitia James Tissa, James detailed her case against the Trump foundation lawsuit seeking two point eight million and an order banning the Trump's from operating charity in New York for ten years. Just filing was in response to a submission from the Trump foundation lawyers saying her initial lawsuit was flimsy and politically motivated. Did even though they settled and shut down. They had reached a deal right because in December. They they reached a deal to close their doors and distribute they had one point seven million dollars in funds and they agreed to distribute other charities under supervision under court supervision, by the way, not like how you how Trump wants to probably distribute it to charity, but the agreement apparently didn't resolve the lawsuit. So she's going after him still I like her I do too. And if that weren't enough we found out that New York appeals court rejected Trump's motion to dismiss the defamation suit filed against him by summers Irv OSA, former contestant on the apprentice, she said he groped her. He called her a liar. She sued him for calling her a liar. He filed a motion to dismiss because he's above state law court says, no, you're not. So he's got to go now forward with this lawsuit. I wonder how Trump keeps track of all of his lawsuits. I was just thinking that today. That. Murder board. I was just going to say, yeah, that's a that's a weird Lisa. Frank Brander binder trapper keeper. Yeah. It was making me think too. If that sets a precedent for states being able to indict or not indict just move forward with the case. And if the federal government won't indict him, then maybe the state government will. Yeah. And they did actually use the precedent of Paula Jones versus Clinton because she sued him. Right. And that was I think a federal civil suit..
"attorney general letitia" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"News this hour from townhall dot com on Jones, Scott, total of sixteen states have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration's emergency declaration on the wall at the US, Mexico border, new York, Attorney General Letitia James says the Trump administration's plan to divert funding for military construction and other programs to pay for a border wall threatens her state's public safety infrastructure, all of the states involved in the lawsuit have attorneys general who are Democrats. Correspondent Jackie Quinn. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders who's two thousand sixteen presidential campaign riche. Shaped democratic politics made the big announcement today. Hi, I'm Bernie Sanders. I'm running for president. Seventy-seven-year-old? Sanders says his campaign is about transforming the country in creating a government based on the principles of economic social racial and environmental Justice also on townhall dot com. The supreme court's oldest Justice has returned to the bench. Correspondent Warren Levinson reports. Eight weeks after undergoing lung cancer surgery, judge Ruth, Bader Ginsburg was back on the supreme court bench. The eighty five year old Justice walked without assistance to her seat beside chief Justice John Roberts for the courts public session this morning, she wore her usual, black robe, and an ornamental collar Ginsburg had surgery in December and was back in the supreme court building Friday for a private conference in the justices. She missed arguments in January as she recovered from surgery, but the court says she participated nudity work from home while she was out. I'm Warren Levinson. A Justice department official says deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein is expected to leave his position in mid March. Official was not authorized to discuss. The move by name and spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Monday. The White House expected to name a replacement for Rosenstein this week..
"attorney general letitia" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"This hour from townhall dot com on John Scott, total of sixteen states have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration's emergency declaration on the wall at the US, Mexico border, new York, Attorney General Letitia James says the Trump administration's plan to divert funding for military construction and other programs to pay for a border wall threatens her state's public safety infrastructure, all of the states involved in the lawsuit have attorneys general who are Democrats. Correspondent Jackie Quinn. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders who's two thousand sixteen presidential campaign. Reshaped democratic politics made the big announcement today. Hi, I'm Bernie Sanders on running for president. Seventy-seven-year-old? Sanders says his campaign is about transforming the country in creating a government based on the principles of economics, social, racial and environmental Justice. Also on a townhall dot com. The supreme court's oldest Justice has returned to the bench. Correspondent Warren Levinson reports. Eight weeks after undergoing lung cancer surgery, judge Ruth, Bader Ginsburg was back on the supreme court bench. The eighty five year old Justice walked without assistance to her seat beside chief Justice John Roberts for the courts public session this morning. She wore her, usual, black robe, and an ornamental caller Ginsburg had surgery in December and was back in the supreme court building Friday for a private conference in the justices. She missed arguments in January as she recovered from surgery, but the court says she participated nudity work from home while she was out. I'm Warren Levinson. A Justice department official says deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein is expected to leave his position in mid March. The official was not authorized to discuss. Thus the move by name and spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Monday. The White House expected to name a replacement for Rosenstein this week..
"attorney general letitia" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"And one of New York's most respected journalist is leaving the field after twenty five years covering the New York. State capital Ken love it who has been a guest on this program fifty times. This is the fiftieth has been the daily news Albany bureau chief he is now going to a political consulting company called metropolitan public strategies, which works on behalf of progressive causes and clients now yesterday Ken published a final column in the daily news called goodbye. And farewell reflections on twenty five years covering the New York state capital. So let's hear some of those reflections and also have one more go round on the Albany news of the day of which there is plenty in this week after the Amazon deal collapsed. Can thanks for joining us on this day after your farewell column? Welcome back to WNYC and this show for visit number fifty. Yeah. That really surprised me. I didn't realize it was fifty. But it ends at a nice round number. Absolutely. So before we get to some. Leaper thoughts about life and politics and journalism. I'm going to start by asking you put on your news analysis hat one last fiftieth time on a couple of developing stories. Okay. One is that New York state is leading the way with California among sixteen states that sued the Trump administration last night over the national emergency declaration at the border. We're going to have the New Jersey attorney general long after you. But is there is this the first major act of the newly elected new York Attorney General Letitia, James. And a lot of people have been wondering where she you know, she started in January. She's hardly hit the ground running. But it's no surprise that. This would be her first action. Either though, she basically ran saying she was going to take on Trump to the extent that some former members of the attorney general's office have been concerned that she's painting cases and the ongoing cases against Trump foundation by saying how much she wants to go after Trump, and and that it seems more political and personal. But in this case, it's not a surprise to lawsuit was filed yesterday. It's not a surprise. She was part of it. I mean Trump actually predicted. It would happen. I may need to get this legal question answered by the attorney general later, but any thoughts on why New York here in the northeast has standing or is affected enough to sue on a policy directly aimed at states in the south west. I think we we've done it a lot of the immigration. You know, the children who were taken at the border as part of that policy ended up in New York. New York is sued over that, you know, the the attorney general's the tourneys general nationally have banded together. A lot of these lawsuits have been filed jointly with as many as they can get. But New York has been impacted by that. And maybe that is the reason that you know, when they were taking away children at the border. Some of those a lot of those children thousands of them ended up in New York facilities, and we'll get more on that. From the New Jersey attorney general later in the hour and on the post Amazon world, I mean, Ken people are seeing this as you know, as a potentially defining moment that could markedly slow the growth of New York, which is already the second biggest tech jobs hub in the country behind Silicon Valley or. It's the wakeup call that everyone needed on unnecessary corporate tax breaks that might lead to a less extorted process or on how Amazon really treats its workers who who are the big camps up there. Now after this collapsed about the risks and benefits of being willing to blow Amazon off. I think the impact on New York City there will be an impact. But it won't be as big as say that was up. In Utica, New York is adding jobs, New York City is growing. So the impact won't be as much. However, the message it sends has worried a lot of people, and I think even the Senate Democrats estate tenant Democrats are marrying many of them were posing it then particularly the Senate deputy majority leader, Michael J. And I think they were surprised that Amazon pulled out they kind of didn't have an end game. And so then when it happened. It took them by surprise to two things. One tends to message nationally New York is known as a high tax state, and this doesn't help its reputation in terms of hey, we're open for business, which is something. The governor has tried to claim, you know, since taking office in two thousand eleven he's run ads nationally saying we're open for business. Secondly, it plays into the Republican. Narrative that the Senate Democrats are anti-business, and whether you know, what role they played in killing it, and how big a role that was could be debated. But the reality is that plays into that perception, and I think you're going to see that used over and over again by the Republicans. Also, I also think you're gonna see a push both on the city level and state level to take another look at these tax incentives for big corporations. Do you think with generous in general who is in particular? I mean, who's the number two? Democrat in the Senate right below. Andrea Stewart cousins is the majority leader comes Michael genus represents Long Island city. He was so vocal as an opponent to this. Even though the polls came out showed that the people in this district, by and large and in some cases by very large numbers. Like seventy percent of African Americans eighty percent of Latinos wanted Amazon to be there with their jobs. Do you think that Michael jars was surprised, by the way, this ended that he thought he was playing a different game that by opposing Amazon he was really trying to get them to come to the table with more for the community. And he overplayed his hand, I do, and I think it goes even beyond what he wanted for the community. I think he was playing his own local political game. Because this really was the Alexandria conscio- Cortez effect DNR sent out signed onto a letter before Joe Cortez. Joe Crowley who was who was very close to. He's onto a letter welcoming saying, hey, come to New York City. Well, we didn't know but come to New York, Amazon and after Crowley loss. He's shifted grammatically. You know, he was always more of a moderate middle of the road kind of democrat. But since a copy of Cortez, he's he's not only, you know, two days later, it was wearing a t shirt with their name on it. But he is he is slung hard to the left, and I think that's his own internal politics, and and and fear of potential fear of potential primary. So he was playing that game as well. I'm not sure he had an actual endgame other than he would fight hard against it. And I don't think he expected Amazon would just walk away. He's surprises anybody when that happened. So how much do you think the divide between governor Cuomo and the new Democratic Senate over Amazon threatens other goals at all? Any of the many progressive bills that we've been covering consistently in this season of newfound Democratic Party control. I think I have to look at how much this is going to affect the conference itself. You know, the governor. There's no doubt the governor has seemingly tried to divide them a little bit. The suburbs, particularly while island versus the city Democrats, but that is real. And I think you know, one real thing they're gonna see they were hoping to break this week. And they were hoping when they come back next week. They were going to do criminal Justice reform. I would not be surprised if that gets delayed several weeks because of all islanders in particular, who you know, they now control six of nine seats in Nassau Suffolk County they were upset by this. And they're getting hammered on this. And they want to show that this is not just going to be a leftist New York City run conference. And so there was already some concerns about some of the criminal Justice reform proposals. And how far they should go. I don't think they're gonna come out of the gate when they come back after the break and do it as they were hoping to let let me just follow up on that with one question because the state Senate, which has that newfound democratic control has it largely because as many of our listeners know the elections last. Year destroyed the block of eight breakaway Democrats in the Senate known as the IDC independent Democrats who helped the Republican stay in power. But this new Long Island block. I is giving itself a name the Long Island six six democratic state senators from the island, not happy with how the city Democrats ran Amazon out. So do you think can that this has bigger implications for new crippling divide on other progressive agenda items within the Democratic Senate? I don't know if it will be crippling there's going to be progressive things definitely agree to. But I think how far certain things go we'll be up in the air now, and you know, that could back and play out in the budget talks when it comes to school funding that can play out on criminal Justice reform, a whole host of issues because they do not want to be tied to the democratic socialists in the New York City agenda, and the Republicans are already starting to reach out and. There's potentially going to be ads on, you know, basically saying that they're anti anti-business. And and this is what you get when you get and they're gonna tie them to Kasi Cortez. Listeners. If you're just joining us, my guest, very familiar voice is Ken love it who was the daily news Albany bureau chief he is now leaving journalism after twenty five years of covering New York state capital politics, and he wrote his farewell column yesterday. Maybe a saw it. He was giving us one last shot of political analysis on the news of the day. So far, we're also gonna get into some of his memories and somebody wrote in his farewell column right now. So listeners your calls one last time for Ken love it or maybe he'll be on at some future role. But not as a journalist, but your calls for Ken love it on the news of the day from Albany or anything he has covered over the past twenty five years. How about that on appearance number fifty on this show and just seems like so much to both of us? Right. But it's really twice a year on average, which is not that much. That's long enough in between for you to sit around and say, well, why isn't the Brian Lehrer show calling? Yes. I I never have said that I've always enjoyed my appearances out here. But sure I'll have that. Now, why why why not more? I don't know. I can't hope to one to listeners four three three WNYC with one last go round as journalists for Ken love it two one two four three three nine six nine two before he goes off.
"attorney general letitia" Discussed on MacBreak Weekly
"Because that's the thing that they need to get better is like how did we fail to get this? What process was missing to get this report at all of these different points flagged as potentially enormous like, you know, what did we not have enough resources to duplicate this? Did we shunted into the wrong been in our in our support or our or our bug reporter, right? Like that to me. It's the learning experience here right like because this is going to happen again. Something's going to come in off probably comes in on the transom every few months every few weeks, they need and they failed here they completely failed. So how do they learn from that and change the processes to be better? They're not going to be perfect. But they could at least make them better than they were this time, new York Attorney General Letitia, James and governor Andrew Cuomo financed. Their intent to investigate. You know? Prosecution. I mean, these are politicians this publicity that that is the most traditional and transparent being a publicity hound that you could possibly do it. I I'm amazed that it's the governor and the attorney general usually it's the attorney us this is they're trying to govern olitical because they want to be governor. Andrew Cuomo is forgotten. He's already governor. Lawsuit. The lawsuit from the Texas go from lawyer in Texas is a little more interesting because he's claiming that because of this because of this bug a private deposition was not could have been, but was eavesdropped upon which makes me think that how did you know that someone was eavesdropping on this? So so if unless this is a lawyer trying to make more money from suing apple than he could have with a thing he was taking deposition on. I'd like to say exactly what the what he's actually saying happened. Well, that's why I wasn't too perturbed about it. Because you can't just listen indefinitely. Right. I mean, mighty longtime really so until until. Notifications. He won't know that he's in a face time. Call until later, then he he doesn't choose that. You were in a FaceTime. Call. I g impression that a best. You might get twenty seconds because the face maybe not though if you. Now in the call. Yeah. I guess a call has terminated. I mean, I think the the answer there is going to be that they'll do some discovery and find out if that actually happened. And if it did I imagine apple we'll probably have to pay that's Ambi damages. But, but I, you know, the funny thing. Well, it's not funny. I say that is that so many of these bugs that are publicly disclosed are known right there known but not publicly and the question is not. I mean, maybe there's something involving a deposition or something like that. But I think also the question is are there state agents that we're using this to spy on people because you know, oftentimes, it's known and all the spy agencies are using these kinds of approaches. And then they don't they don't want to not known by apple it's known by three letter agencies. Who are damned if they're going to tell anybodys athletes that's scary where you're listening to a political dissident or you know, whoever and your spying on them against their. That's you know, we're all sitting here with iphones that could be in a FaceTime. Call right now. We wouldn't know, you know, this is what this is what again. People say I'm never going to have a never going to have an never going to have a, you know, any of these assistants Mike in my house don't wanna microphone in my bedroom or something it's like every device you own is a microphone and a camera like every single one. And that's just be aware of if you wanted security is there if you want security, you leave all the electron IX at the door. You know, it's it's also why you imagine with everything you imagine. What is the worst case not even likely, but even out outlying scenario, how bad is it and how bad would it be to my life? If I suddenly found out that I was exploited that by technology was exploit it that way. And that is why I have a little tab of gaffer's tape blocking every singles camera that's on my laptop and everything else because this thing is right right next to my bed, and it's like in my living room and moves around with me..
"attorney general letitia" Discussed on This Week in Tech
"You're going to hear more about them on on our shows and future because I'm kind of a thousand is buff a fan. I didn't mention this. But I should probably mention it that, you know. And it's funny because we've been just saying how government needs to step in Facebook. Facetime bug will be investigated by new York Attorney General Letitia, James and governor Andrew Cuomo. They want think yeah. See this is C. But we just say, oh what we do because we. Your reactions. Exactly, right. Oh god. No. Because we need when he's right. Like think Georgia's initial point which is that we need more literacy across, you know, legislators about tech we need better tackling. Thank people like the right thing. People like Alexandra Cossio Cortes and other new young legislators coming in and more all the time. I mean, she it's to see her use social media. She gets it. She understands I think he's won her view we need. Yeah. A lot more. What we will. I think this is a process. Remember, my other issue? I think governments never been designed to move fast as industry, that's instructional. Absolutely. What what the worst thing in the world would be a super efficient government? Right. The founders knew that that's what we have three competing branches there's oversight. I mean, it's intentionally deliberate which means it's a little bit of a mismatch to a very fast moving world. Not just by the way, not just info tech. But shouldn't get ready for the genetic revolution. It's going to. And if you think they don't understand, you know, it's in bites wait till it gets to DNA and crisper. And by the way, in that respect. I I know we roll our eyes when we see, you know, government investigating something like this. This was still a serious flaw. Yeah. I still think it's worth if the worst the New York state taking a look at this and just being like doing the rundown seeing how this happened. How apple did notice? I have no problem with that. We should be doing this for every security flaw for every data breach. I'm still like relaying what was the the widespread one that was shutting down wannacry like after all the wannacry step which revealed. That hospitals across the u k just had bad IT, and that left them vulnerable to a lot of this. Like, those are those are problems we could fix like those are like, well, that's what I'm saying. I don't think like regulation is the fix for everything. But I think like ensuring that a company is keeping their software up to date. You know, is securely patch as much as an OS maker has available. Like, I think that's where things should be standardized. And if somebody is involving that should be punished for it. Because of a wise. Yeah, you have secure you have critical systems like hospitals that could go down because somebody forgot to windows update. Did you see this was actually it's old news? But I just saw Mondelez which was bit by Pecchia. The big food company had insurance was Zurich Zurich said, no, not Pecchia. The ransomware was an act of war. You're not covered. You're not covered. Mondelez is suing Zurich insurance group for one hundred million dollars in damages. It is an act of war, isn't it? Yeah. I mean, it was launched against the, you know, the world by national actors, of course, the technology came from the NSA. Secure your system. Wow. That'll be an interesting lawsuit to follow. Speaking of court actions on Friday oral arguments, very important oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the repeal of net neutrality. The United States court of appeals for the district of Columbia, circuit is hearing these arguments the plate is in the suit led by Mozilla. Ye Mozilla Ugo Mozilla around and supported by twenty two state attorneys general say the FCC lacked a sound legal reason for scrapping the title to regulations. The government will argue it's expected according to New York Times at the rules were repealed because of the burden they provide the imposed on broadband providers. Like Comcast I'd be very interesting to hear the arguments and see what happens..
"attorney general letitia" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
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