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Fresh update on "attorney general" discussed on WCBS Programming
"Showed up. They were marching in solidarity with those in Louisville, Kentucky. After the grand jury decision there in the Briana Taylor case, none of the three officers Involved in her shooting death were charged for that incident. Instead, one officer was indicted for firing shots into neighboring apartments. The Kentucky attorney general has been pressed to release the grand jury's report and transcript. I said no initially, but says you will think about it after the FBI finishes up its independent investigation. More protests are planned for this weekend here and throughout the country. More than six years ago after the death of Eric Garner his family still looking for justice. They're trying to get Mayor de Blasio and former police Commissioner James O'Neill to testify. More of this with our macro zipper. It's an investigation into the investigation. Eric Garner's family still wants answers about how the NYPD handled its own officers after he was killed more than six years ago. We'll still know the names of all the officers. They were there that day. Um, we do not know the basis for for the stop one side and information about a purported cases. But The record on that it is far from fleshed out there. Lots of questions about the narrative that's been put forward Attorney Alvin Bragg is representing the Gardner family and its most recent effort for transparency. Which appears to be a victory because the state Supreme Court judge ruled that the case can go forward, and it might mean Mayor de Blasio and former police Commissioner O'Neill testifying under oath. It's very different. Gotta have a mayoral press conference of press availability to be put under oath and cross it again in a court of law brag, thinks it will happen even though the city is reportedly planning to appeal the decision. He says. Transparency must lead to accountability. Mac Rosenberg Double D CBS News Radio 80. And we did get word from the City Law Department that it does plan to appeal. It says the death of Eric Garner was tragic. The officers were held accountable. Law Department, also saying there's no evidence the mayor or any other agency had neglected their duties or violated the law. 10 07 WCBS will.
Probe Into ‘Discarded’ Ballots In Luzerne County, Northwest Of Philadelphia, Becomes Campaign Outrage Fuel
"Investigation underway in Pennsylvania tonight after a handful of military ballots were found thrown out today, Attorney General Bill Bar says nine ballots in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Were discarded tonight We're learning. Seven of them are cast for president Trump. Election officials say a worker open the ballots thinking they were for absentee ballots. That worker has since been fired right now. The FBI and state police are investigating the incident.
Fresh update on "attorney general" discussed on In the Garden with Ron Wilson
"General this is a case involving 99 ballots were found thrown out with the attorney general took rather unusual step of actually briefing the president about this before it was announced, a loser and county manager said a temporary worker incorrectly discarded the ballots and the county stamp. Didn't know for whom those ballots have been cast. Florida Governor Rhonda Santis is allowing all restaurants in his state to operate at full capacity, said the Superbowl, scheduled for Tampa this year should be normal and that when it comes to wearing masks, all outstanding fines and penalties that have been applied against individuals are suspended. I think we need to get away from trying to penalise people for social distancing and just work with people. Constructively steps forward have concerned some health experts nationwide. New cases of the Corona virus were up by nearly 9% last week, and a third night of protests were peaceful in Louisville after the grand jury's decision in the Briana Taylor case, you're listening to ABC News. Ah.
Families Grateful Charges Were Filed In Soldiers’ Home Coronavirus Deaths, West Of Boston
"The Holyoke soldiers home now facing charges in connection with the deaths of dozens of veterans there from covert 19 Attorney General Maura Healey. Criminal charges against superintendent than at Walsh. And former medical director David Clinton. Thes charges stem from their alleged role in the deadly coded 19 outbreak at the Holy Oak Soldiers home. We believe this is the first criminal case in the country. Brought against those involved in nursing homes during the Cobain 19 pandemic more from WNBC TV Cheryl Fiandaca, Thank God I was just so grateful that was Laurie Mandeville bowed its reaction to the criminal charges filed against the former Holyoke soldiers, home superintendent and its medical director. Lori's dad, Jim, one of 76 veterans who died after getting Cove in 19 at the state run facility. I personally believe they deserve the maximum sentence under law. Cheryl Blaze feels the same way. Her dad Robert, also died of Covitz at Holy Oak, the decisions that they made to put Bets together in a room that somewhere positive somewhere negative. It was criminal. It was awful. I'm thrilled. I'm really, really happy that they're being held accountable. Attorney Tom Lesser represents more than 20 families. In a civil rights lawsuit, heartened that Bennett walls and Dr David Clinton are indicted, but says others are also to blame for the tragic deaths. We have. I've defended. We have the secretary of Veterans of Bears Arena we have the director of nursing You have the assistant director of nursing We think those are the five people most responsible. The family say they know they have a long road ahead. But they now believe they're one step closer to justice. Coming up Bloomberg
Fresh update on "attorney general" discussed on True Value Home Improvement Hour
"Firm studio Doing good by doing right. This is Katy K. A radio It's Harley. Cloudy 64 degrees at Pittsburgh International Attend o'clock, I'm more a shylock. In Louisville. Hundreds of people protested for a third straight night demanding justice for Briana Taylor Taylor was killed by police in a botched raid, CBS News correspondent Adriana Diaz says protesters young and old say they will remain on the streets until someone is held accountable for Briana Taylor's death. Family attorney Ben Crump accused Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron of swaying the grand jury. He demands that Cameron, who was tasked with impartially, presenting evidence to the grand jury, make that evidence public released a transcript so we can have transparency Theater Knee general's office told CBS News. Everyone's entitled to their opinion. But prosecutors and grand jury members are bound by the facts and by the law. With less than 40 days to go until the election. Pennsylvania is poised to emerge as the most crucial battleground on the map. One President Donald Trump may not be able to win. Another term without. But while Trump's campaign has made an overwhelming push for the state, the president is visiting, visiting it twice this week. Capturing its 20 electoral college votes would be required would require beating Joe Biden in his own backyard. Recent presidential polls disagree over the state of the race. Some show trump and biting in a competitive race, while others have by then slightly ahead. French authorities say seven people are in custody after stabbing after a stabbing outside of the former Paris offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, including the suspected assailant. Counterterrorism authorities are investigating what authorities call an Islamic extremists. Attack linked to Charlie have dough, which lost 12 employees in an Al Qaeda attack in 2015. The weekly has repeatedly published caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed that outraged Muslim militants. Two people were wounded in Friday's attack. The halls of Pittsburgh public schools will remain empty for a little while longer. Pittsburgh public schools announced Friday. Teachers would return to classrooms for on site instruction Monday. November 9th. Coinciding with the return of students to school grounds. In a press release the district down stone agreement between Pittsburgh public schools and the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers that allows for remote instruction to proceed as it has been through the original October 5th landmark for teachers returning With.
Family of Breonna Taylor demands release of evidence in case
"The family of Briana Taylor is demanding that the Kentucky Attorney general release the grand jury transcript. After the grand jury this week decided not to indict any of the three police officers who shot into Taylor's apartment in connection with her death. Family attorney Ben Crump demanded the grand jury's files be released, released a transcript so we can have transparency. We didn't choose this fraternity Thiss fraternity chose us Jacob Lake senior whose son was left paralyzed by an officer's bullets to his back in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Says he drove eight hours to be here. I want people to understand that we're set up way demand justice everywhere.
Fresh update on "attorney general" discussed on The Home Show With Richard McKann
"Trump will announce his pick for the Supreme Court vacancy later today, and sources tell ABC News that his pick will be judged Amy Cockney Barrett. ABC is Terry Moran has more on the 46 year old judge Judge Amy Cockney Barrett of favorite of anti abortion rights groups and pressed by senators. In her 2017 confirmation hearing, Barrett told senators her faith would not impact her decisions. It's never appropriate for a judge to improve. Those that judge's personal convictions whether they derived from faith or anywhere else on the law. Barrett would push the court farther to the right president and Trump on the campaign trail, continuing to attack mail in voting, even though the FBI director said there's no evidence of widespread voter fraud. No questions your being raised about how the Department of Justice handled an investigation into ballots found trashed in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, ABC chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl explains. It turns out that the attorney general.
NYPD should stop making traffic stops, attorney general says
"Leticia James, today recommended the NYPD stop making routine traffic stops for minor infractions. She says these encounters too often end in violence inside of the death of Allan Feliz. A year ago after he was pulled over in the Bronx for a seatbelt violation. James's office investigate certain police killings and concluded the NYPD his use of deadly force in the police case was justified. But they also determined the sequence of events leading up to his death wouldn't have happened if police hadn't stopped him in the first place and hadn't tried to arrest Feliz on outstanding warrants for low level offenses like spitting. His family is now suing the NYPD, which hasn't commented on the attorney general's recommendation yet
Fresh update on "attorney general" discussed on WBZ Morning News
"Degrees cloudy in Boston, and still some fog. 9 30. Good morning. I'm Charlie Bergeron. Here's what's happening in one of the worst Corona virus outbreaks in the nation to people now facing charges over the handling of the deadly outbreak at the Holy Oak Soldiers home, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says decisions that Led to the mass deaths at the facility were not mistakes. They were criminal acts. There's double BBC's Karen Regal Bennett. Walsh was hired to run the Holyoke soldiers home in 2016, with no experience running a medical facility. Now he and his former medical director of criminal defendants they're accused of causing or permitting serious bodily injury or neglected an elder multiple counts. Attorney General Maura Healey says the fatal decision to combine wards and cramps of veterans into a dining room was criminal. The beds of these veterans in the dining room were just a few feet apart from each other and next to the room were confirmed positive residents were located, Haley says. These veterans died horrifically 76 veterans died at the Holyoke Soldiers home. Karen Regal W. B Z Boston's news radio. Later today, President Trump expected to announce he'll nominate Judge Amy Cockney Barrett to the Supreme Court. If the federal judge from Indiana is confirmed it will allow President Trump to put a historic conservative stamp on the high court just weeks before the election shortly after landing for a rally in Newport News, Virginia last night, the president Seizing the crowd about his announcement. You know, they say the biggest thing you can do is the appointment of judges, but especially.
Breonna Taylor's family demands to see evidence from grand jury
"Taylor's family is calling on Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to release the full transcript of the grand jury proceedings. The family's attorney has been Crump did he present any evidence Briana Taylor's behalf or did he make a unilateral decision to put his phone? On the scales of justice. The Taylor family spoke publicly today for the first time since yesterday's release of the grand jury report. I'm Haley Hanson
Breonna Taylor's family demands to see evidence from grand jury
"Attorney for the family of Briana Taylor, slamming the Kentucky attorney general tonight for how he handled A grand jury investigation, which resulted in no charges against Louisville Police officers who opened fire the night that Briana Taylor died last march. Make a unilateral decision put his thumb on the scales of justice in favor of the police exonerate Damn for killing Briana Taylor and ensuring that she would not get her day in. Court Attorney Benjamin Crump in Louisville today says he wants to see the evidence asking this for the transcript. It's to be released of the grand jury proceedings so we can see what evidence Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron presented to the grand jury. Did he present any evidence on Briana Taylor's behalf? Attorney? Crump says he's asking the FBI, which is investigating. To make sure they give Briana Taylor a voice.
Family demands release of evidence in Breonna Taylor's case
"Her family is demanding the release of transcripts from the grand jury hearings that led to no charges against police officers in Louisville Kentucky involved in the depths of Brianna Taylor lawyers for the family including Juanita Baker say they have seen the evidence they have questions for the Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron the grand jury on the grand jury if your office make that decision yeah and where does the right to know what is it that we need to say I got it wrong when it was read by Brianna Taylor's mother saying Cameron had the power to do the right thing he had the power to help me in over four hundred years of oppression what he helped me realize is that it will always be us against them governor Andy Beshear is also calling for the Attorney General to release what evidence in the Taylor case he can I'm at Donahue
'I Have No Faith In The Legal System,' Breonna Taylor's Mother Says
"There were protests in cities across the country last night and more are likely this weekend after what happened in Kentucky on Wednesday. That's when the State Attorney General announced. There would be no charges against any officers for the shooting death of Briana. During a botched narcotics rate Taylor was twenty six years old the only charges brought against one officer who shots went into another apartment. I was reassured Wednesday of why I have no faith in the legal system in the police in the law that are not may to protect US black and Brown people. But when I speak on it, I'm considered an angry black woman. But no this I am angry. Taylor's aunt. Bianca Austin read a statement today in Louisville on behalf of her sister. Taylor's mother to Meka Palmer angry because our children are dying at the hands of police officers and I'm angry because this nation is learning that are black women dying at the hands of police officers and this is not okay.
Graham releases new details about source of Steele dossier
"On the sources behind the steel dossier and eventual launch of the investigation into Russia. Interference in the 2016 election. Primary sub source for the steel dossier was previously investigated for its ties to Russia. Stunning revelations in a new letter from Attorney General Bill Bar to Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham. Quote. A footnote in the inspector general's report contains information which up till now has been classified and redacted. Bearing on the reliability of the steel dossier. The FBI has declassified the relevant portion of the footnote. Number 334, which states that the primary sub source was the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation from 2009 to 2011 that assessed his or her contacts was suspected Russian intelligence officers Bar notes. In his letter quote, Mr Durham confirms that the disclosure of that information would not interfere with his investigation and the department otherwise to first to the D A. And I concerning the handling of this information as Fox's
Boston - Former Holyoke Soldiers’ Home Superintendent, Medical Director Charged In Coronavirus Deaths
"Of the Holyoke Soldiers Home and his medical director are facing criminal charges this afternoon after dozens of veterans and their care died of covert 19 the criminal case, There's a victim in this case there were ultimately 76 Attorney General Mara Healey says a grand jury has indicted former Holyoke soldiers home had been at Walsh and former medical director Dr David Clinton. On 10 counts each of criminal neglect. They were the ultimate decision makers. They were ultimately responsible for the deadly decision to consolidate these two units. General Haley says she believes these are the first prosecutions in the country to come from a covert 19 outbreak in a nursing home. Karen Regal W. B. Z Boston's news radio to
Breonna Taylor family attorney Ben Crump: Kentucky attorney general should release grand jury transcripts
"Benjamin Crump has a message for the Attorney general in Kentucky release. The transcript released the transcript. Crump is talking about the transcripts from the grand jury that decided not to charge any of the officers involved in Briana Taylor's death. They charged the police For missing Shoo ambulance into black bodies but not charging the police for a shoe and bullets into black. Bali's. The only charges involve shots fired at neighbors. Trump says he wants to see the transcripts to see if there was anyone who gave a voice to Taylor. Man charged with shooting two
Two Charged in Coronavirus Outbreak at Veterans’ Home West Of Boston That Left 76 Dead
"And we have breaking news regarding nearly 80 covert 19 deaths in a veteran's home in Massachusetts earlier this year, State Attorney General Maura Healey today I am announcing criminal charges against superintendent than at Walsh. And former medical director David Clinton. These charges stem from their alleged role in the deadly Coben 19 outbreak at the Holy Oak Soldiers home. The charges come three months after a scathing report that called the decisions they made during the pandemic utterly baffling. Walsh was placed on leave later fired. The two men are charged with five counts of criminal neglect, five counts of serious bodily
Scambusters: Be aware of work-at-home scams
"WSB scam Alert con artist petal work from home schemes in in the the pandemic. pandemic. Naomi Naomi Simms Simms thought thought she'd she'd been been hired hired as as a a contractor contractor threw threw it it a a cab cab company, company, but but a a month month in in no no paycheck paycheck calling calling and and calling calling and and No No one one would would answer answer the the phone phone channel Two action news tracks down the company and discovers its name and address had been hijacked. The Georgia Attorney General Warren Scammers, are preying on people's desperation.
As Trump attacks democracy, both parties vow orderly election.
"Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. If he loses drew swift blowback yesterday from both parties in Congress and lawmakers turns to unprecedented steps to ensure he can't ignore the vote of the people. Amid the uproar trump said, he's not sure the election will be honest. Congressional leaders including Senate majority, leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected trump's assertion that he'll see what happens before agreeing to any election outcome. Many. Other lawmakers including from trump's own Republican party vows to make sure voters wishes are followed ahead of inauguration day in January. And some Democrats what taking action including formerly asking trump's defense secretary, homeland, security adviser, and Attorney General to declare they'll support the November third results whoever wins. Ost as he was departing the White House for a campaign rally, if the election is only legitimate if he is the winner trump said. See. Trump's attacks on the upcoming vote almost without modern precedent in the US demonstrates rhetoric in line with autocratic dictatorships hitting as partisan tensions, rage, and more Americans than ever a planning to vote by mail because of the corona. Virus pandemic. Even. Without signs of illegality results could be delayed because of the pandemic leaving the nation exposed to groups or foreign countries seeking to provoke discord McConnell. GOP Senate leader said in a tweet the winner of the November election will be inaugurated on January twentieth. He said that will be an orderly transition just as there has been every four years since seventeen, ninety two. Nancy Pelosi said calm down Mr President you are in the United States of America is a democracy she said reminding trump, this is not North Korea Russia or other countries with strong leaders that he admires trump is fanning the uncertainty. As he floats theories, the election may be rigged. If he loses echoing warnings, he made ahead of the two thousand, sixteen voting even though past elections have not shown substantial evidence of fraud from Malin voting trump doesn't appear to have a strategy though if he wins. It is unclear if trump's lack of intellect is to blame or a genuine desire to sow doubt and create chaos around the election.
Louisville preparing for another night of protests after Breonna Taylor decision
"Of Louisville is bracing for another night of protests after Kentucky's attorney general said he would not charge three officers in the death of Briana Taylor. She is the black woman shot and killed by police in her apartment in March. The decision not to charge the officers involved drove demonstrators into the streets around the country. But it's Louisville. That is the center of this story. And that is where NPR's Adrian Florido is now. Hey there, Adrian. I'm a really describe to us what you are seeing. What you're hearing is you're out and about reporting on the streets there in Louisville. So, so far today, things have been calm. That was not the case. Last night, however, the streets of downtown Louisville were really tense as police worked to enforce and nine PM curfew and disperse crowds or furious Attorney General Daniel Cameron's announcement just before curfew, two officers were shot. Their injuries were non my threatening and the suspect was arrested. But this morning, Mayor Greg Fischer pleaded for peace. We never had control over what attorney General of the grand jury would do. We do have control over what happens next in our city, So I'm asking everyone to reject violence and join me and committing Ourselves to the work of reform for justice and for equity and do that now. And Adrian. How our people out on the streets protesting. How are they hearing that? How are they responding to that? I think that there is a lot of skepticism that meaningful change that the mayor is calling for if they participate will actually happen, You know, people here in Louisville protested for 120 days. Demanding that the three police officers who participated in the raid on Briana Taylor's apartment be charged with her murder. Instead. What they got was a grand jury and the state attorney general deciding to charge just one of those officers not for Taylor's death, but because the bullets that this officer fired into her apartment, entered the apartment next door and endangered the lives of Taylor's neighbors. This morning, I spoke to a man named Marcus Reed. He runs a barbecue joint near where Taylor was killed wasn't what he said. If it was may 20 years, But you know, this is police and he's not my skin color. They Just a slap on the wrist. They keep doing it. He told me that his friends and family are deeply resentful of the decision not to charge and that he would not be surprised if tensions on the streets actually actually grow worse after this, Yeah, well, I was going to ask where where my things go because people out protesting many of them had some pretty specific goals in mind. They weren't just angry. They wanted all of the involved officers to be fired and charged with murder. Which, as of yesterday seems to be off the table. So so where do things go now? Rights of the local investigation into Taylor's killing is complete. There will be no more charges Theater New general has said that but the police Department is continuing an internal investigation on whether the officers followed department protocols on the night of the raid. There's also an ongoing federal investigation. The FBI is looking into whether police violated Briana Taylor's civil rights and they're looking at How they obtained that warrant raid Taylor's apartment to look for drugs drugs that they did not find, And aside from that Kentucky's governor Andy this year, he is calling on the attorney general to release the evidence from his investigation against the officers. Here's what the governor said just a little while ago. I know the attorney general talks about the truth, and I talk about the truth. I think we ought to let the people of Kentucky see all of that evaluate and come to the truth. I believe that it is fully appropriate to do at this point in time, Put it all on line. The attorney general has said that he won't do that for now, because of the charges brought yesterday against the one former officer Onda also that pending FBI investigation so briefly, Adrian, you're watching for more protests there in Louisville tonight. There will be more protests. You know, The police say that they're going to continue to enforce the curfew, which is still in effect. Police say that they will do the same thing they did yesterday. They have today arrested more than 100 protesters yesterday. I should also say Marie Louise that we're expecting to hear from Briana Taylor's family tomorrow. NPR's Adrian Florido reporting from Louisville tonight. Thanks, Adrien.
Some On The Right See 17-Year-Old Charged With Killing 2 Kenosha Protesters As Hero
"Riton House, the 17 year old charged with killing two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, goes before a judge tomorrow for a preliminary hearing. Rittenhouse has become a hero to some on the right. Sean Johnson of Wisconsin public radio reports on those pushing that narrative. After Kenosha police shot Jacob Lake, a black man in the back multiple times. The city erupted into protest on August 25th Kyle Rittenhouse made the 20 mile trip to Kenosha from his home in Antioch, Illinois. Rittenhouse, a lifeguard and a vocal supporter of police said he was there to protect the local business and offer medical help if needed. He walked through the crowds that night with an air 15 rifle strapped to his chest. What happened that night is disputed and will eventually be hashed out in court. But a full scale public relations blitz is underway by some of written houses supporters. A group called the Fightback Foundation released a dramatic video compilation of cellphone footage from the night of the shootings. It claims Riton House fired his gun on Lee after being chased and attacked. Narrator speaks of Rittenhouse being sacrificed by politicians. But it's not Kyle Riton house there after their end game is to strip away the constitutional right of all citizens. To defend our communities, our personal property. Our lives and the lives of our loved ones written houses cause got the attention of conservative media figures. Here's former Florida attorney general Pam Bondi, on Fox News. What's it coming, too? In these liberal cities? When teenagers have to go out there to try to provide aid? The Fightback Foundation says it's raised almost $2 million for Riton House. The group's chairman, is Linwood, a prominent attorney who made a name for himself representing Richard Jewell in the 1996 Olympic bombing case. Longtime Wisconsin defense lawyer Dean Strang, who is not involved in this case, says the teens, attorneys may well argue self defence, but it has nothing to do in the first instance with being the hero. It has everything to do with whether you will be held responsible for killing other people or you want. Kyle Rittenhouse is charged with first degree reckless homicide in the death of 36 year old Joseph Rosenbaum and first degree intentional homicide in the death of 26 year old Anthony Huber. Huber. Surviving partner, Hannah Giddings is among a group of plaintiffs who this week filed a civil lawsuit against Riton House and a Kenosha militia group in a YouTube clip. She talks about Hubert. He did not deserve that. He was a Good human Being. The plaintiffs are also suing Facebook for publicizing the militia groups call to arms. John Pearce has written houses lead attorney. He told the conservative news site Breitbart that his client had a god given right to be in the city that night. But I will tell you There's no doubt about this. That is, every law abiding Americans showed up in the city that they love. There are 15 The chaos would stuff immediately. Aside from the Rittenhouse case, it does appear more people are embracing violence as a solution. In 2020, University of Arizona sociology professor Jennifer Carlson researchers gun politics, She says she's noticed the difference this year. Rather than solving problems at the ballot box, she says. Some are reaching for a box of bullets. People are beginning to really think that we have reached the point of no return with regard to violence and whether we have or not. If people believe that we have that is very troubling. Kyle Rittenhouse is in custody in Lake County, Illinois. Tomorrow's court hearing there will focus on whether he can be extradited to Wisconsin. For
Kentucky grand jury decides against homicide charges for police in Breonna Taylor's death
"Good afternoon. Thank you for joining us today. I know that many. In Louisville and across the Commonwealth. In country have been anxiously awaiting the completion of our investigation. into the death of Miss Riana. Taylor? Six months at the Briana Taylor was shot and killed by police in her Louisville apartment. Kentucky grand jury decided that none of the officers involved would be held responsible for death. On Wednesday Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced the grand jury decision to charge one former officer Brent Hankinson with first degree wants an endangerment. He's accused of firing into nearby apartments and endangering tillers neighbors. But Attorney General. Cameron. said the other two officers involved Johnson mattingly and miles cosgrove would not face any charges. According to Kentucky Law. Use of force by mattingly and Cosgrove, was justified to protect themselves. This justification bars us from pursuing criminal charges. And Miss Brianna Taylor's death. Twenty six year old Briana Taylor was killed on March Thirteenth when officers from the Louisville Police Department burst into apartment with a battering ram during a botched drug raid. Policy announce themselves but according to her boyfriend they didn't So he fired a shot hitting officer in the leg. Then, officers returned fire and struck Taylor Multiple Times. Till his family had been hoping for a minimum charge of manslaughter. But Attorney General Cameron was a Republican and the states first black attorney general said, the outcome was appropriate. The decision before my office as the Special Prosecutor in this case was not to decide the loss of miss. Taylor's life was a tragedy. The answer to that question is unequivocally. Yes. In response, the city of Louisville rose up. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer had been bracing for this moment. When Tuesday a state of emergency was declared to prepare for potential unrest? Police barricades and the judge ordered federal courthouse closed this week in anticipation of a decision. On Wednesday, the mirror announced a nine pm curfew still protests spread through downtown Louisville, last night. In some moments, the scene turn violent to police. Officers were shot about one hundred people were arrested and protests spread throughout the country to to places like Denver, Portland, in Buffalo.
Philadelphia - Pennsylvania leads federal lawsuit against USPS over mail delays as postmaster general signals a reversal
"Federal lawsuit to prevent the post office from future service cutbacks without going through proper channels was being heard today in eastern Pennsylvania. Here's Katie gave radios Joe Giusti. Oh, several states have joined Pennsylvania's attorney general and claiming Postmaster General Lewis to joy. I passed the Postal Regulatory Commission in implementing cuts They've produced a leadership power point that forbids overtime Post office today claimed it was misinterpreted a whole lot more we could do other than do what we've already done by overtime is a level overtime. It permitted. Your honor Judges in Washington State and New York have already issued injunctions against cutbacks.
"attorney general" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government
"Discreet individuals more importantly though it obfuscates the fact that what really happened here is that bar lied to Congress during his confirmation hearings, and if Congress is going to have any teeth in their oversight role of the extra constitutional bureaucratic state, one of the red lines that Congress must hold the line on is when these unelected bureaucrats lied to Congress during the course of their confirmation proceedings. If they make promises that they do not keep and they say, they're going to go one way, and in fact, go the extreme opposite way in such a way that Congress would not have confirmed them that should serve as a red line and. Here's barges stepping over it, saying, what are you going to do? Swallow and the Democrats? Not Much looks like. Now Mr. Par are you investigating Donald Trump for commuting the prison sentence of his longtime friend and Political Adviser Roger Stone? Why Why should I? Well it's. Mr Stone, was convicted by jury on seven counts of line and the Russian investigation. He bragged that he lied to save trump's but but why would he lie your prosecutors? Mr Bar told the jury that stone lied because the truth look bad for Donald. Trump. And what truth is that Donald Trump denied in written answers to the restaurant investigators that he talked to Roger Stone during the time. Roger Stone was in contact with agents of Russian influence operation. There's evidence that trump and stone indeed did did talk during that time? You would agree that it's a federal crime to lie under oath. Is that right? Yes, it's a crime for you. What's a crime for me and it's certainly a crime for the president of the United States is that right? This is a perfect illustration of the improper relationship between the attorney. General and the president. The Attorney General is presented with information from investigators and prosecutors that the president during the course of this investigation. This intelligence investigation presented false information to the investigators and the prosecutors and the Attorney General would confronted with that information chooses not to action on it as the Attorney General. The FBI, the Department of Justice, writ large would naturally do with any other citizen. Citizen, of the United States, but instead to bury it under the rug for the president of the United States. So if Donald, trump, lied to the muller investigators which you agree with the a crime. Then frankly he ought to be impeached over that alone in addition to a number of other things that the Democrats left off their skinny list of impeachment items. Then, Roger Stone was in a position to expose Donald Trump's lots. Are you familiar with the December third two? Thousand Eighteen tweet? Donald. Trump said Roger. Stone had shown guts by not testifying against him. No, I'm not familiar with that. You. Don't read the president's tweets. This is also an important moment in this exchange between swallow embar. Here's why what bar saying is that habitually. Either through willful ignorance or sheer incompetence bar is missing important information that would speak to the men's Raya of people either under investigation or under prosecution by the Justice, Department. So he's making decisions without having the full range of information and calibrating it in. Well there's a lot of evidence in the president's treats Mr Attorney General I. Think you should start reading them because he said Mr Stones showed guts. But on July ten of this year, Roger. Stone declared a reporter. I had twenty nine or thirty conversations with trump during the campaign period. Trump knows I was under enormous pressure to turn on him. It would have eased my situation considerably. But I didn't the prosecutors wanted me to play juice I refused. Are you familiar with that stone statement? Actually I'm not. So how can you sit here and tell us why should I investigate the president of the United? States, if you're not even aware of the facts concerning the president losing the pardon or commutation power. To swap the silence of a witness, the question is Is. Bar Willfully ignorant are woefully ignorant embar. I don't like the Guy, but he's clearly not stupid this ignorance to these statements that speak to the men's Raya of the President and Roger Stone. This ignorance is willful and the other thing that bar is insane is that a lot of his actions can only be accounted for by thinking about them in tandem with the president's office, you don't have this synchronized usage of the US marshals to clear out protesters at the church. So the president can get a photo op unless the Attorney General's office in the Office of the. The president are working hand in hand like a wingmen should, in fact, this hand in glove relationship got so tight later on the month, just four weeks prior to this hearing that you get the firing of Berman, that's the real issue, and the question is, what are the Democrats going to do about it? Their answer would be what we're going to have an election that presumes they're going to win the election I submit to you that perhaps good governance doesn't presume that every upcoming election is in the bag. Mr Attorney. General, let's turn to the Michael Cohen. Case. Are you aware Sir that Michael Cohen, after being released from prison was not engaged with the media including to write a book. Were you wear that that was going to be asked of him was I aware. Yes. No. Do you know if anyone else in your department was aware. Maybe I should tell you what happened. Why don't you tell us what? He was furloughed from the Bureau of Prisons. Why don't you tell us why he was asked I will tell you. Something that people don't seem to understand that his home confinement was not. supervised. But the Bureau of prisons you it was being supervised by the probation. Office. which is part of the US court system, and it was the US court system that had the requirements about. US Court system called your actions retaliatory. With. that. I know is what I, what has been said in court before the judge and in the record MS, which is that the individual was then called by the US court system. Saying that this Guy Cohen is uncooperative. He's not agreeing to the conditions, and at that point, two bureau of Prisons Person made the decision that he was no longer eligible for home confinement. Federal judge said, no other inmate had ever been asked of in his experience Mr. Party you told ABC News that the President tweets sometimes make your job impossible. But Sir your job is only impossible. If you enable the president's corrupt schemes now you'll back. Over, the last hour I've been making the case to you that there is a real problem when it comes to the relationship of the Department of Justice, but in specific the attorney general and the closeness with the office of the presidency..
"attorney general" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government
"Kobi blew the whistle on this and he blew the whistle on those with Robert Mueller. The third of this reauthorization plan they race should ask but it'll sirens blaring and they tried to arrive ahead of Alberto Gonzales and card this. Of course made Komi A real enemy, and it's actually part of what made Obama pick. Komi. Didn't play Ball Obama either he was doing his own thing. So Ashcroft quote, somebody the strength to lift his head and speak refused to sign by the description in his interview with Jack Goldsmith who was the head of the office legal counsel for Justice at the time. He was there in Supportive Ashcroft. As was Patrick Philbin who was an associate deputy attorney general. So you get Robert Mueller, who's also there Russia, the hospital, and he's speaking Ashraf security detail ordering them not to allow Carter Gonzales to have Komi removed from the hospital room because they were using Komi as the witness to prevent the reauthorization of stellar wind. Whole thing is one of the most kind of surreal movie like. Moments of the Bush presidency, and it gets right to the heart of trying to abuse the office of the Attorney General and when Ashcroft wouldn't do what Bush do guess you'd becomes the next Attorney General. Alberto Gonzales kind of already teas that one. But following the accounts of Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse that scandal in Iraq, one of the torture memos was ultimately lead to the press in two thousand and four in June Jack. Goldsmith who is the head of the office of Legal Counsel had already withdrawn the memos written, by John. You. And advised agencies not to rely on them. Those memos written by John, you more or less authorized. The usage of torture. Goldsmith was forced to resign because of his objections I. Think he's now over at law fair like he kinda got booted from the government here and Attorney General Ashcroft issued a one paragraph opinion reauthorizing the use of torture. Now, why with the Attorney General reauthorized the use of torture? Is it more likely that the attorney general is in favor of reauthorizing the usage of torture because he's looked at the Constitution thought about the Geneva Convention, the way human rights ought to work watched several episodes at twenty four put. Put them into a blender, put it on Frat pay and came up with some jurisprudence that said, you know sometimes when when you get the nine elevens, you gotTa do the tortures or is it more likely that John Ashcroft is calibrating his position as the Attorney General of the United States of America to be in alignment with the political position of the present in the United. States of America, who's elected guy who put him in power? I'd argue like, yeah. Obviously, the blender thinks of gives it away here. But no, it's. It's pretty obvious to me that Ashcroft was getting his policies in line and in harmony with the president. If not serving at the pleasure of the president serving to bring pleasure to the president's policies, and when Ashcroft could no longer do that. The president put in someone else who was not going to serve an adversary. He put in Alberto Gonzalez, and Alberto, Gonzales, starts off. Like the Upper Gonzales, here Gonzalez tenure as US attorney general was marked by controversy regarding warrantless surveillance of US citizens and legal authorisation of so called enhanced interrogation techniques, which were later generally acknowledged as constituting torture in the US government's post nine eleven war on terror. So I was up real quickly because I'm getting some questions about Tiktok and how do I. Feel about Tiktok. So y'all. I did a segment a couple of years ago, talking about Tiktok and how you need to not get on it because there's no reason to share data with the Chinese government, and if you were someone anyone who was concerned about the US government getting access to your information, you'd actually be doubly worried about non US actors getting access to it because then that that moves from the US to the whole world. Yeah. Of course the. The government that is closest to you is the one that is most likely to oppress you DUHR but. China as a nation state is going to pass through states economically speaking China as a nation state. The Chinese Communist Party, and their fascistic tendencies. They do not have our best interests at heart guys. They're not this benevolent overlord I for one. Welcome them. No, this is not gonNA. Be Cool. I guess a better way of putting this though is ask you this. I. Mean. The Chinese Communist Party having this. Will you link me up so that I can see all of your information. If you're signing for. TIKTOK. In your boy Novi I'm I'm local. I'm not part of the Fed's some not not part of the national government, but you don't want me to see all your chat logs in all your information, all your doubting credit card stuff. Why is that was that? Because you don't trust me or because you like me and you think, I'm okay. Even generally trust me like in the normal healthy way that we trust one another. But you also recognize that it's better to keep some shit fucking private. Yeah. So the Are Tiktok, the same way that I talked about government surveillance all through the audits and all through the last decade here. Is. The idea of privacy is not that you should be entitled. Uniform complete privacy, but it's more this premise that there are certain things that we want to be able to keep to ourselves, and there are certain things that are better kept to ourselves, and if you think that it's a problem that US companies take our data and stuff I, agree with you, I agree with you I, don't know what we do to stop that at this point, but I'd love to I'd love to have either one of the major political parties actually care about that piece of the puzzle rather than just you know boogeyman and Amazon like Tucker, Carlson does or. Talking about occasional little piecemeal reforms to the Patriot Act or whatever the NDA like I mean come on like grousing about that stuff in the absence of an actual privacy act. It's pointless, but we need a real privacy act. So if you're someone like me, who believes that we need a real privacy out to be able to protect your data from companies and from nation states the no. Obviously, I'm not in favor of China getting. If I'm not in favor of our own government getting it, why would I be in favor of another government getting it? That makes absolutely no sense I mean even if. Like let's Let's assume tankeea here, and then I think that the Chinese government are awesome. Really good nail in it. Killing it. You might say. Killing it indeed..
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"attorney general" Discussed on AM Joy
"If in fact, a proceeding was not well-founded if it was groundless proceeding if it was based on full Saleh Gatien's, the president does not have to sit there constitutionally and allow it to run its course the president could terminate that proceeding, and it would not be corrupt intent because he was being full Slee accused good morning and welcome to AM joy. Well, we've got a lot to get to this morning including Donald Trump's brazen phone call with Russian president bladder Putin. Where not surprisingly he did not confront Putin on Russia's interference in the two thousand sixteen election, but he did get a smile. So that's nice, but we start with what you just heard from attorney general William Barr this week that is everything you need to know about his view on obstruction of Justice. Namely that essentially a president at least a Republican one cannot. Commit bar is among several legal minds on the right to hold a particular view about presidential power based on the theory called the unitary executive theory. According to politico, supporters of the notion of unitary executive argue that the constitution grants president's broad control, the executive branch to take a salient Trump era example, the power to fire FBI director for any reason at all. And apparently, according to William bar any reason includes to stop it investigation of himself simply because he thinks the investigation is unfair. If that sounds familiar I refer you to Richard Nixon said to David Frost after he was forced to resign from the presidency. There are certain situations. And the Huston plan that part of it was one of them where the president can decide that. It's in the best interest of the national something and do something illegal. Well, when the president does it that means that it is not a legal definition, exactly. Joining me now is called Butler, a former federal prosecutor MSNBC legal analyst Ryan Goodman, a professor of law at New York University and Walter Dellinger law professor at Duke University. Thank you for being here. Mr. Dellinger, you're not at the table. So I will actually go to you. I I'm politico has posted a piece called is titled the real reason that Bill bar is defending Trump, and I'll read a bit of it bar made. His first imprint in the battle as head of the Justice Department's office of legal counsel in the George H W Bush administration where he authored a controversial memo giving the FBI the right to seize fugitives abroad, without consent of the foreign government in question as deputy attorney general he told George H W Bush he had the power to send US military forces into Iraq. Without congressional authorization is what we're seeing here. A an attorney general who simply believes that president essentially has absolute power, and that he cannot truly be checked by congress..
"attorney general" Discussed on Let's Get Civical
"And then I was like, okay. The alternate was like syphilis like great all consumption. Yeah. I think that's like a good way. This sort of keep me on track like one, I'm sort of like one of my late depressive moods should be like I could have civilized should be what like kicks back into gear. Like, we could it could be eighteen twelve right? And I could write up or you know. H running around, and I could die in childbirth. Yeah. Yeah. Well. I love it. It's still in. It's far. We've come look it is I can read. And then the last fun fact is that every state has an attorney general, and they do pretty much the exact same thing that the attorney general the United States does for us. But for nor parts of the loan, ignore the law. They're like, this is what Texas ones this is. How Texas New York attorney general's out for Trump blood just like our like thing after thing after thing. I love it to you. I'm sorry to interrupt. No. Do you think? Southern district of New York is our only hope in terms of getting Trumpy bec- Trumpers and behind bars. Like is Rica gonna do it's it's work that it did for mobsters of your. Is this the only way? Yeah. I think the touchable 's. Moment. I hope so. Yeah. That would be great. Because there there are cases in other states. I know there's their cases and other states or some of this other district in New York. But I think there's been California. Maybe there's a couple of other ways. You know, what I mean, especially the financial ones. Yeah. I think it's the only the only legal way to get him out to ninety get him out on that you'll get him out. But the only way to like put him in jail but him in jail at some point in his life. I don't know that they would do it while he's still president AFC was posting that there there's still trying to move to impeach. But. I don't think around some. Yeah. I think I think the. All sign thinking. But this is not. But I think the moment is now to just focus on twenty twenty and you know, rallying behind. I just I don't think I know people want him gone, and I do too. It's not that. I want him to stay. I don't think that like impeachment is the way to go..
"attorney general" Discussed on We The People
"I'm Jeffrey Rosen presidency. Yo the national constitution center. And welcome to we the people a weekly show of constitutional debate. The national constitution center is a nonpartisan nonprofit chartered by congress to increase awareness and understanding of the constitution among the American people after the twenty eight team midterm elections. Democrats took control of the house of representatives and divided government has reemerged in Washington that may bring a host of constitutional issues, including is the acting attorney general's appointments consistent with the constitution with federal statutes, if congress thanks it, isn't what can I do about it? What if congress tries to subpoena, the attorney general or the special counsel? And what is the supreme court said about Congress's investigatory powers about Congress's power to oversee the executive Rach joining us to discuss these pressing customer questions too. America's leading constitutional scholars and historians. Stephen Vladeck is eight Dalton cross professor of law university of Texas school of law. He's co editor in chief of just security senior contributor to law. Fair. Co host of the national security law podcast miss CNN legal analyst, he co wrote the constitution centers. Interactive constitution explainers on the constitution on the commander in chief clause of article two and the declare war clause of article one with Michael Ramsey, and those might be good places to start your homework. Steve thank you so much for joining x jeopardy with and Gregory Weiner is a political scientist and associated professor of political science at assumption college. He is author of the spectacular book Madison's metronome, the constitution majority rule in the tempo of American politics. Dear we the people listeners, I want you to read Greg's book because it changed the way I thought and understood Madison's understanding of the need for slow reason majority rule over time, I knew you will learn as much from it. As I did Gregory is going to join us at the constitution center soon for our Madison commissions expiration of what Madison would think of American democracy today? Greg. I can't wait to meet you in person and welcomed, the we the people podcast. Thank you so much looking forward to it as well. Great. Okay. Let's jump right in with the appointment of the assistant attorney general, Steve you wrote a piece in the New York Times recently of the headline was Whitaker, maybe a bad choice, but he's a legal one. And you were responding to arguments that the appointment may have violated the appointments clause of article two, and you noted among other things in eighteen ninety eight decision. United States person eaten in which the supreme court rejected. The argument that only a principal officer confirmed by the Senate contemporary fill the shoes of another principal officer walk us back. Tell us what. Article two says why the case said that you don't need Senate confirmation to serve as acting attorney gen. Title. And while you believe the constitutional arguments against Whitaker's appointment or not convincing. Sure. I mean, so article two's appointments clause. Creates a distinction that the supreme court has basically relied upon for the better part of a century now between three categories of people who work in the executive branch at the bottom. You just have ordinary employees, and the competition has very little to say about how their chosen how they're supervised how they're fired and the apartments Austin, which is between what we now. Call principal officers. So think about like attorney general other cabinet heads has of independent agencies and inferior officers and the rules are different. With regard to how those individuals are both appointed and how they can be supervised removed of ever since chief Justice taps opinion for the supreme court admires versus netted states nine thousand twenty six. The supreme court has taken the position that if you're a principal officer, you can only be chosen by presidential nomination. And Senate confirmation, and you must serve at the pleasure of the president. So the argument is that because the attorney general is a principal officer someone who temporarily exercises the functions of the attorney general must also be a principal officer also therefore have been Senate confirmed the as as you mentioned, Jeff the supreme court in the one case where it's really even considered a similar question to eaten case from.
"attorney general" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"As the attorney general of the United States, you'd have to be lucky and smarter than everyone in that building to get away with that John Mitchell must have felt pretty lucky as Richard Nixon's campaign manager when they won the nineteen sixty eight election and John Mitchell knew he was going to be the next attorney general of the United States. He must have felt pretty lucky. He was sentenced to two and a half years in prison and served nineteen months with good behavior. Richard nixon's. Second attorney general the one who took over from his first criminal attorney General Richard Kleindienst, Richard Kleindienst, ended up pleading guilty to a misdemeanor. He got a suspended sentence and served. No time. And sentencing judge said Richard Kleindienst had quote, a heart. That is too loyal. If Matthew Whitaker has a heart that is too loyal to Donald Trump. He will be very very lucky to get off as easy as Richard Kleindienst. Donald Trump could easily. Dr Matthew Whitaker into earning. A prison sentence that sets the record for Republican attorneys general of the United States convicted of federal crimes. Joining us now democratic congressman Steve Cohen of Tennessee, and member of the judiciary committee in the house who was just reelected and Laurence tribe. Harvard law professor and constitutional scholar and professor tribe. I want to start with you on this question that has now been we've had forty eight hours of public consideration of it. And that is the legality of the installation of Matthew Whitaker in the attorney general's office. Well, hi Lawrence. I guess I say at the beginning that new almost made me feel sorry for the guy. But. But I think I can resist feeling too sorry for him. He has no legitimacy quite apart from the stupid things. He said in the fact that he's obviously not a good lawyer in the fact that he's a fraudster. It seems is the fact that there is no constitutional basis for treating him as legitimate, the appointments clause of the constitution makes clear that anyone with the kinds of responsibilities that this guy would have as the chief law enforcement officer of the United States supervising, not only the Muller pro, but every district court in the country and every fraud investigation any such person has to be not simply nominated by the president, but confirmed by the Senate, it's not a little technicality. It's a really big deal, and I could go on that much more length than you or your viewers would be interested in about why all of this. Supreme court precedents established that the constitution means exactly what it says. So we don't have to go chasing after you know, technical statutory, squirrels when there is a constitutional elephant in the room, everything he does as you said is without legal effect. If he tries to squeeze Muller to restrict his options to deny him the right to subpoena. Something Muller has no reason to respect that Muller. Could just disregard it or he could go to court and get a judgment that says that he's been given an order by basically a buffoon with no legal standing to give that order. And cars would Cohen your reaction to to this acting attorney general, and what the House Judiciary committee of might do under democratic control in January. A you could request his testimony under oath in that committee. Well, we certainly can we could have him come before the committee. We could subpoena any papers of Muller reports that he might have tried to squelch and keep from the American public, and we had a conference call today and we've had to this week. Ranking member Nadler has got all of us together. And we shared our ideas. And we're going to try to pursue some actions in conjunction with the Senate. I think the Senate might have standing to pursue legal action questioning his appointment for they were harmed as was Mr. Rosenstein and being not having that particular advise and consent as they're supposed to and Mr. Rosenstein was stepped over. He should have been the logical person. And they order of. Ascendancy in the in the Justice department to take on this acting role this fellow as you call it. He's acting. He is indeed only acting. He's not the attorney general. And it's Don Corleone appointed Luca Brasi is considerably airy. Obviously not because he thought he was the best for advice. But because he had people he wanted to knock off and professor tribe. The president is one of the most transparent, criminally minded, people that we've ever had in public life..
"attorney general" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"He will ever be all of whom suspect and have every right to suspect. That Matthew Whitaker has been installed in the attorney general's office to commit crimes for the president. If necessary that is exactly what Republican president Richard Nixon expected of his attorney general, and that is exactly what the exactly what he got. Which is why Richard Nixon's Attorney General John Mitchell went to prison, and when Richard Nixon's Attorney General John Mitchell took office, no one no one in the FBI. No one in the Justice department. Suspected that. He was capable of committing a crime. He was a respected New York lawyer on Matthew Whitaker's first day in that office, everyone in the FBI and every federal prosecutor had every right to regard him and treat him as a potential criminal suspect. Every single person Matthew Whitaker speaks to in that Justice department. Every day is writing down every word he says to them whether he knows that or not they have all learned James Comey's lesson of dealing with Trump world right down everything they say immediately after the meeting when Matthew Whitaker watches deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein, or any of the other lawyers. He's surrounded by all day leave the room after meeting they are all going to their desks to write down. Exactly what they just heard Matthew Whitaker say they all. No, they are going to need those notes someday. They all know that Matthew Whitaker is going to spend many many hours under oath against his will in the house of representatives next year, and possibly in the grand jury room with a special prosecutor, we know what Matthew Whitaker wants to do for Donald Trump because he has said so publicly he wants to end the special prosecutor's investigation. I could see a scenario where Jeff Sessions is replaced it with a recess appointment, and that attorney general doesn't fire Bob Muller. But he just reduces the budget so low that his his investigation grinds to of absolute almost. If Matthew Whitaker isn't smart enough to know that everyone around him all day regards him as a potential criminal suspect? If he has to hear that from me in order to realize it, then he is not smart enough to realize the other very important thing about everyone. He will be dealing with in the Justice department every day every one of them is much smarter than he is every one of the prosecutors he will be dealing with from rod Rosenstein on down are much better legal scholars and much better legal practitioners. They are profoundly dangerous to him every time he opens his mouth. So when rod Rosenstein was quoted today as saying that Matthew Whitaker is quote, a superb choice to run the Justice department. That should probably be interpreted. To mean, Matthew Whitaker has not said one word to interfere with rod Rosenstein. Stein or a special prosecutor Robert Muller not yet that is probably rod Rosenstein 's signal from within about what is not happening in the Justice department. Matthew Whitaker is not getting his way Matthew Whitaker has said some of the stupidest things that any law school graduate has ever said, he questioned the legitimacy of that first supreme court opinion that we all learn about in history class Marbury versus Madison he says that judges should all be Christians who believe and live by the New Testament that obviously puts him in opposition to the appointment of Jewish. Judges not to mention Muslim judges or atheist judges. It's hard for law school graduate to sound stupider than Matthew Whitaker. But when Matthew Whitaker spent his first full day yesterday sitting in the attorney general's office surrounded by the highest powered prosecutors in the world. World and experienced high ranking FBI officials his ego must have shrunk a bit. He must have felt a bit less confident about the blustery nonsense. He has spewed on television as a pundit when he was actually using television to audition for a job with President Trump. This is bath. You Whitaker's dirty Harry moment, it's that line that Clint Eastwood made so famous when he confronted criminals in that movie. Clint Eastwood's dirty Harry said you've got to ask yourself. One question. Do I feel lucky? So Matthew Whitaker has to ask himself. Do I feel lucky on Matthew Whitaker is sitting in that room with federal prosecutors and FBI agents who regard him as a suspect? Does he feel lucky? Because you would have to be very very lucky to get away with doing what Donald Trump wants you to do.
"attorney general" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Who is Donald Trump going to replace Jeff Sessions with in the immediate aftermath of this resignation? Generally, when you fire the attorney general or ask him to leave the deputy attorney general would take over which would be rod Rosenstein, right? That is not what is happening here. Trump has gone out of the line of succession to name Sessions's chief of staff Matthew Whitaker to the job of acting attorney general while he tries to find a replacement. So I I guess are to unusual things happening here. One is that he didn't even leave sessions in the job long enough to figure out who he was going to permanently replace him with and second is that once he did ask sessions he didn't just let Rosenstein takeover, but picked this other guy who has some pretty. Concerning stuff in his record of public statements about the Muller investigation, specifically, tell me more. So Whitaker just to tell you a bit about who he is. I he was US attorney for the southern district of Iowa under George W Bush for a few years, and that's his main Justice department experience since then he's been kind of bouncing around Republican, politics and various legal and business stuff. And then in the summer of two thousand seventeen Whitaker became worthy for going on CNN and attacking the Muller investigation. There is no evidence. And we would know by now it's much leaking. As there has been that there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. There is no criminal rupture of discharge to be had here. There's just the evidence is weak no reasonable prosecutor bring a case on what we know right now, he wrote a column. Which was called Muller's investigation of Trump is going too far. He warned Muller not to look too closely at Trump's finances and said any investigation into President Trump's finances or the finances of this family would require Muller to return to rod Rosenstein for additional authority under Muller's appointment as special counsel to continue to investigate the financial relationships without a broadened scope in his appointment. Then this would raise serious concerns that the special counsel's investigation was a mere witch hunt. This was before he was chief of staff. This is when he was just a commentator in the media. And here's the thing. He has reportedly told people that he was doing this specifically to get Trump's attention because Trump watches cable news all the time. So whereas this might have disqualified him from working in the department of Justice under a different president under this president it made him an appealing candidate. He it it sort of looks like a job addition in some ways, the the big question with this firing and replacement is what does this mean for the Muller investigation. So there are three scenarios here. Number one. Is that Whitaker is coming in as kind of a hatchet man to end, the probe fire Muller? Shut everything down. You know, that that is obviously the most worrying scenario, but there are a couple reasons to think that might not happen. They're legal problems with firing Muller. Whitaker himself could be on the hook for obstruction of Justice. If if he does this so he may not go that far. Okay. So then scenario to is that Whitaker. Let's Muller continue, but kind of rains him in Whitaker himself has talked about I could see a scenario where Jeff Sessions is replaced it with a recess appointment, and that attorney general doesn't fire Bob Muller. But he just reduces the budget so low that his his investigation grinds to absolute almost he can also refuse to sign off on new investigative moves demand. More evidence on certain things before moving forward. Try to cover up a report that. Muller writes, make sure it's not released to congress or publicly, and then there's number three, which is that actually kind of turns out fine that Whitaker whether due to fear of exposing himself to legal jeopardy or political blowback that he just doesn't interfere much..
"attorney general" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
"That's a good question. You know, the way he he talked about it in the bed that he wrote. Was through the power of the attorney general generally who has the ability to send certain resources to certain parts of the department and not to other parts of the department. Just like, you know, United States attorney has the ability to decide you're going to staff at soccer. Donald second. Hold on Preet. We're looking pictures for the department of Justice. There's the suit to be former attorney general as leaving. He's leaving the of Justice to buy some of his associates there. Laura jarrett. Our Justice department reporter is watching all of this unfold, Laura. This is a moment that Jeff Sessions probably -ticipant of of not necessarily today pretty incredible feed out here. Jockeys department courtyard. I say, really. Film career. That was Whitaker. A saying goodbye Winokur his chief of staff now going to be the acting attorney general you see the around of applause that the Jeff Sessions is getting from officials over there at the department of Justice last time, he's they're getting into his vehicle saying goodbye. And then moving on a brief little farewell for the attorney general of the United States are Laura. Go ahead. Tell us what else do you joint here? Could be at the Lipitor Donald ramp. Chief of staff, of course. Deputy attorney general, and it's really quite big here. Welcome. I mean, I would say they're up to two hundred people here at what attorney general departing hippo cool. Where he officials to get called a class usually happens bide outside the office. But of course, it is an extraordinary circumstance at the which is anything, but typical instances clearly everyone wanting to see him on dial wanting to say goodbye and show on really a level of support that is unusual here. You know? Filled with at not being where you see clapping like this. Get back to pre Deloris them by free. What are you think of that a little farewell for the attorney general? You know, a little bit of deja vu all over again. You know, I was fired at a certain point a couple of years ago and have the experience of walking out of my building one Saint Andrews plaza in front of all the people who I had served with and I respect so much and whose mission is incredibly important to the country, and I've been critical of Jeff Sessions as a lot of people have been with respect to some of his policies, and how he's undone some I think civil rights initiatives in the department, but I never doubted that Jeff Sessions loves the department loves the lawyers who work there and was very honored to be in that position and humbled by being in that position. So, you know, after several weeks of a months in fact, being humiliated by the president who appointed him being taunted by the president who appointed him. I I think it's fitting that he got a graceful exit such as such as it was it was it was grateful of it. You got some more information to that was a staged event. Obviously there was a an attempt by people around the Turney. The deputy general rod Rosenstein, no Francisco, the solicitor general all other people trying to give the the the attorney general a graceful, farewell. But it was a stage event to sort of show like some kind of like show force, you know, to sort of show solidarity with him. But let me tell you. I mean, there was a lot of weirdness to to those pictures. This is a by the way, this is the way you traditionally say goodbye to attorneys general. I was there what Eric Holder walked out of the building. There were tears people were clapping. Just just exactly like this. The circumstances today are so so different because you know, Eric Holder was fired as attorney general was today..
"attorney general" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"Jake or Sunlen Serfaty on the hill. I wanna bring Josh Campbell former specialist distant to former FBI director James Comey. Josh the president's been pretty transparent about his frustration with the now former attorney general sessions, what do you make of this decision? What do you make of the time? So I don't think any of us are surprised. In fact, I've been talking to someone former colleagues inside the FBI and one person described it as you know, as the media prepares a bitch worries for example to have on the shelf. This is what they were expecting with attorney general Jeff Sessions. They knew that his time was limited based on all the back and forth. That's been going on with the president one percent of. This is a very dangerous time potentially because of the person that they're now bringing in Mr. Whittaker and the fact that he's already been on record criticizing the molar investigation. Obviously, there's a conflict of interest there. And one thing that's interesting is that you in any case, Jake, it is inappropriate for the White House to be even perceived as influencing investigation doubly. So when that investigation pertains to the president himself. So I don't think we can overstate the gravity. What's going on here? I want to show some video right now, a deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein, leaving the White House. We just saw him. He was at the White House. We're not exactly sure why he was there. We're told it was for a previously arranged meeting. Although obviously eyebrows being raised his presence at the White House right now, Josh knowing what you know about Bob Muller would this change anything from his focus on the Russia investigation. So it's not going to change. Bob, molars focus though, but he may not be the person making the decisions here. Now up to this point that conventional wisdom has been that Bob Muller was protected so long as. Rod Rosenstein, was there that that has gone out the window. We can shuffle the deck on that conventional wisdom because now Rosenstein is not that barrier. He's not the person appears so Whitaker now will be supervising the investigation. So again, someone who's been on record criticizing being put in by the president that can only lead in one direction when you think about why he's actually there and potentially what could happen to Muller down the road. It's very troubling. I will say Jake that you know, one thing that we know based on the president's history with the department of Justice's every major personal changes that he's made at DOJ has involved seemingly some type of alterior motive, you had Sally Yates who obviously she divide the Muslim the immigration band. But she was also trying to sound the alarm on Michael Flynn. You had pre Peron who you talking to earlier who defied the presence attempt to, cultivate, a potential relationship with him. And obviously, my former boss James Komi, who, you know, the president was demanding loyalty from and he was trying to influence the investigation. Each of those instances we've seen some kind of other motive at play here with sessions that appears to be the same case he recused himself. That was obviously something that angered the present. It may be now that the president's putting someone in place who would be loyal to him based on some of the past statements that Whitaker's been on record saying and Josh how's this going over with rank and file in DOJ Justice department and the FBI. Yeah. So as I mentioned, I mean, the fact that sessions left was surprised no-one everyone assume that that was going to be the case. And the fact of the matter is on any given day, the attorney general doesn't directly impact the work of an FBI Asian or analysts out in the field. It's not something they think about, but again, when you have someone who's now being put in place who could potentially influence a very major investigation in a significant way that is something that is giving people that I've been great pause because they don't know where it's headed. They look at the facts, and you know, they can't draw a line through it. But it appears as though the president is clearing out obstacles to some, you know, possibly getting rid of Bob Muller significantly limiting his work. All right. Josh campbell. Thanks so much do Republicans on the Senate Judiciary committee need to speak out publicly over Jeff Sessions firing or are they better off staying silence. Stay with us..
"attorney general" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"Ziprecruiter, the smartest way to hire. And we're back with the major breaking news. President Trump fired attorney general Jeff Sessions going from Trump loyalist to embattled attorney general after sessions recused himself from the Russian investigation. Now, the ex attorney general in his place at least temporarily is Matthew Whitaker. Let's go to CNN's Evan Perez and Shimon Peres for more on that. What can you tell us about the now acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker, Jake? You know, he's been a skeptic of the investigation. He is written an op-ed for CNN dot com in which he talked about his thoughts that that Muller had gone too far in the investigation and needed to be hemmed in and here who was discussing on Don lemon show just last year a away that a future acting attorney general could come in unlimit what Muller was doing take a listen to what he had the fake. You can see a scenario where Jeff Sessions is replaced it with a recess appointment, and that attorney general doesn't fire Bob Muller. But he just reduces the budget so low that his his investigation grinds to almost an hall. Jake, obviously now, this is a big thing for wicker whipper to deal with certainly the Justice Department's ethics officials are going to have a say as to whether or not they believe this constitutes an appearance of conflict. And whether it means that Matthew Whitaker needs to recuse himself from this investigation. Obviously, this is something that is simply a vice that they would get from from people at the Justice doesn't necessarily have to follow it, Jake. And she moaned we saw Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, and incoming likely speaker Nancy Pelosi call on Whittaker to recuse himself from overseeing the investigation. I don't imagine that's going to happen. But is there any indication that it's even being considered? No there isn't and really, you know, his opinions of where this investigation was certainly when he was on CNN, and when he wrote the op-ed he was in a very different place when he gave that opinion. We don't think that he's been briefed on any aspects of this investigation. It will be now his job to give brief by Robert Muller and his team, certainly. Special counsel team on where things stand and the other thing, Jake, I think that's important to keep in mind. Right. Rod Rosenstein was overseeing the investigation would give Robert Muller. Certain permission Muller would have to go. Tim say, hey, I want to subpoena this one I want to do this isn't a grand jury. And then the big question is remember is whether or not if the president has refused to answer questions by the special counsel team would Robert Muller and his team subpoena. The president that now ultimately lies with Whittaker. He would have to tell the special counsel can go ahead since the president is refusing to answer your questions, you can go ahead and subpoena him. That's obviously unlikely to happen now. And that is where I think issues can come up in this investigation. Because this is the guy now that could tell Robert Muller, you know, you need to speed this up. You can't do this. You can't do that. Let's go. Let's go. We're done here that could happen in this case. And you know, one other point I wanted to make Jake is that we know certainly evident I and from people we've talked to that there are there were contingency plans in place. For something. Like this. The Justice department has been prepared for this. And certainly most importantly is the FBI were all of this evidence lives all of this intelligence lives. Where all the witnesses live all of that information. You can be rest assured. I think the public needs to know this is that that is going to be preserved by people at the FBI. Evan your sources signal the possible end to the Muller investigation after the midterms. What could end in the investigation under Whitaker mean? Right. I think a lot of people are focusing on whether Whitaker might try to end the investigation and all indications J gar that the probe is coming to a close probably perhaps as soon as the end of the year early next year. But what happens to brought Muller's report is now in the hands of Matt Whitaker, whether any of it becomes public, whether it even the report goes to congress all of that now lies in the hands of Matt Whitaker..
"attorney general" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"Now, I may get involved at some point. If it gets worse. At one low point Trump even going so far as to declare, quote, I don't have an attorney general's good to be with you all because session stepped aside from overseeing the Russian vested Gatien something that overshadowed nearly all of his twenty months at the Justice department. He took the job. And then he said, I'm going to recuse myself. I should what kind of a manage this. And despite all the tweets and withering critiques from his boss put an attorney general that never took control of the Justice department. Jeff Sessions never took control of the Justice department. And it's a sort of an incredible thing sessions rarely push back. The president speaks his mind. He says what's on his mind at the time. And he's been frustrated about my accused and other matters. But we have been so pleased and honored to be given the responsibility to exit his agenda at the department of Justice part of that is just this kind of case. And so I am pleased and honored to have that responsibility in will do. So as long as it's appropriate for me traditional picking his moments carefully and valuing in August that the Justice department will not be improperly influenced by political considerations publicly. He advanced the president's most controversial immigration policies, privately a source close to sessions, tell CNN he too has been frustrated that Muller's investigation is not yet completed and the attorney general hopes he will be remembered for never undermining the integrity of the department with sessions now gone his chief of staff Matt Whitaker will take over the department and the interim Whitaker are former US attorney from Iowa and former CNN contributor has served as sessions right hand man since September twenty seventeen but with sessions now gone the question is who will replace him. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has. Reportedly been asked about the job and has repeatedly said he's not interested others said to be in the running include former federal prosecutor and current Republican congressman John Radcliffe Boeing general counsel, Michael Ludwig, and others potentially in the mix or federal appeals court judge Edith Jones who sits on the fifth circuit and Janice. Rogers Brown who used to sit on the DC circuit, though, a source close to Brown. Tell CNN she is likely not interested Laura Jarrett, CNN Washington, and our thanks to large Erin for that piece. This just in current democratic minority leader, incoming likely house speaker Nancy Pelosi tweeted, quote, it is impossible career attorney general sessions firing as anything other than another blatant attempt by President Trump to undermine and end special counsel Muller's investigation policy. Also, weighing in on the appointment of the acting attorney general adding quote, given his record of threats to undermine and weaken the Russia investigation, Matthew Whitaker should recuse himself from any involvement in Muller's investigation. Congress must take him meet action to protect the rule of law and integrity of the investigation on quote. And our panel is here with us to discuss this and David urban let me start with you as somebody who is closely allied with the White House. Are you surprised by this? Do you think it's wise? Sure slow news day. So. No, no news out there. So we need to make some news heads is completely surprising j- just for that fact. Right. I mean, the president had a news conference today where he's out there touting look we did great things we move the needle at our great agenda. And then you come to step all over the message. And you're onto another story and other kind of crisis here so to speak and do I did I see coming ever? He's kinda saw coming. We. We all knew the attorney general is kind of living on borrowed time. But today, the timing pretty pretty bad. I think the timing is the question inside the White House to but also Matt Whitaker being named as also a question. I asked several White House officials why not aim why not name the deputy attorney general as the attack. Attorney acting attorney general let's typically the process or something like this..
"attorney general" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"To the to the table and it's interesting you know as a former public defender as a former assistant attorney general former staff attorney in albany former city councilmember now with the public advocate of the city of new york all of the responsibilities and duties of the office of attorney general body you know life and experience of tissue james and that's why i believe on destined to serve in this capacity and look forward to serving as the next attorney general the state of new york so a lot of the of the role of attorney general is defending the state in lawsuits but also filing active prosecution it's a blend of the of the two in in much of the legal work how would you balance that and in some respects as attorney general you have to be in some ways the governor's lawyer the executive branches lawyer but then also it is a separately elected position and there's a lot of speculation that the attorney general is a is something of a check on the executive branch now you right seventy percent of what the attorney general does is really it's it's not in the headline not sexy work it's defending state agency then defending policies of the governor state of new york that's your mission that's your job twenty percents affirmative litigation and ten percent of advocacy and that affirmative litigation that advocacy work i look forward to and sometimes there are conflicts there are conflicts with the second floor they refer to the governor's office and in some and in some ways actions that you take particularly as relates to criminal prosecutions and civil prosecutions like for instance the moral neck that's subject to the approval of the governor of the state of new york and so going forward i would look forward to working with the state legislature to give the office of attorney general independent power so you don't have to have a provable by the governor of the state of new york to investigate corruption state of new york i don't wanna be beholden to anyone i wanna follow the evidence wherever it leads and and wanna make sure that the office of attorney general served of the check and balance on state government and local municipalities all throughout the state of new york what would you say to someone who looks at the fact that governor cuomo who polls indicate is likely to be governor if you along with you if you if you win the race he has endorsed you he's he's nominated you he's he's raising money for you and then you'll be in the position of being at least something of a check or watchdog on him that could that could be a little awkward no not really he did nominate me it was delegates mistake at the state convention nominated me i decided to run for the office of attorney general after deliberation and after receiving the fielding calls from countless number of individuals all across the state of new york and the governor of the state of new york decided to endorse me because he looked over my wreck and and he's of the opinion that i'm in a position to get things done in a have gotten things done so there is no quid pro quo and there's no allegiance a loyalty to anyone the only loyalty that i have is to the rule of law and have lies you know had been ward and sometimes this shield and at this particular point in our history of our country when we find ourselves very precarious moments when we facing what i would argue with a constitutional crisis i think what we need is someone who understands the love of someone who's not afraid of bite and i've been fighting all of my life and and just by the nature of who i am i've been an outsider and someone who's been independent and we wanna hear more about what you'd certainly do with regard to the to what's happening with the federal government because as we said in the introduction to the show that's a lot of where people were looking to and have been looking even after eric schneiderman resignation with barbara underwood in the role people have been looking to the new york attorney general oil on such a national stage but before we dive further into that just on the question of.
"attorney general" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"The attorney general's teams in maryland and dc on a parallel lawsuits the journal new york has not brought that lawsuit i think i know as in general i would but it's one of a suite of business related lawsuits follow the money go after the harder power there's a few other areas in which the relationship to trump is important again this is not all of the work or even necessarily the bulk of the day to day work but i think given the moment it's important understand what did you think of eric sermons performances ag obviously go stand the end of his term will be found about is a different story but right how he performed the rules you're talking about in the other roles the office and how you would be different in your approach yeah i mean i there's there's things that i bring that are unique background in anticorruption work one of the things that i believe is we should be up our public corruption unit beef up the criminal unit those are areas that have a background in and we have a crisis moment not only federally but if you're in new york state just to give you a step back a bit and you guys are good at going into the weeds so when bob abrams was attorney general and reagan came into power he really transformed the office in some ways moving it from an office whose primary job was defending the state and slip and falls defending the state which is still a big part of the office and important part of the office to saying okay if the federal government isn't going to deal with environmental disasters i'm gonna pursue love if the federal government isn't gonna enforce antitrust law so you really moved it from a defensive office to an offensive office and i do think that's this weren't another one of those times where what's happening at the federal level shapes what we should do at the state level so things that i would do that are different include one a greater focus on corruption in the business areas with with trump to beefing up the the criminal corruption corruption unit krim unit we haven't even gotten to the ways in which i think the attorney general really has to step up given broken politics in albany and b both of us and an investigator and where necessary prosecutor of wrongdoing this happening in albany because the absence of another check here and again that's context specific you know in an ideal world we wouldn't you you could rely on existing agencies like j cope which is a broken agency of its core but you can't and it's really holding back new york do you you think think you mentioned we're check and i was curious outside of the realm of corruption is the ag supposed to be a check on the governor's power do you see that as a function of the job it's an independent voice so in the corruption area that's important but it really again it's an elected office in new york and by constitutional design we wanted to split those authorities in new york unfortunately what's happened both because of the characters involved including andrew cuomo who's very much focused on gathering power in the executive branch and lots of different ways because of the budgeting process and the three men in the room process we've seen it's incredible concentration of power in the executive branch in new york and that has led to corruption legal and illegal we see an example of the illegal form of that this summer in the caldera trial i'm a student of history so one of the things the writers of our constitution were really wary of is the ways in which concentrated power tends to lead to corruption so to answer your question yes you know be be an independent voice on transparency which is so critically important being independent voice on one thing i care a lot about is criminal justice reform in police transparency be avoi sauce on saying all you know when there's a police shooting of a civilian we should know the names of those shooters within forty eight hours that's what las vegas does and then release all records within seventy two there's some areas in other words where the.
"attorney general" Discussed on Civics 101
"Uh neither uh the attorney general is not in charge of the state attorneys general those individuals uh depending upon the rules of individual states might report to the governor or somebody else and certainly not judges judges are decide cases ultimately oh way in on a prosecutions especially those that go to trial answer from that standpoint neither the only person or institution that the attorney general theoretically on reports to is the president i'd states who appointed him or her would the attorney general have sway over federal judicial appointments are state's attorney's general great question and the answer is that is up to the presidency knighted states some presidents have heavily relied on the attorney general for advice on who to appoint two lower courts in who to appoint to the supreme court gerald ford and ronald reagan both heavily relied on their attorneys general we also have examples of presidents of the united states who really did not consulted all or in very limited ways with the attorney general and president bill clinton would be an example of that so it's completely up to the prison united states to decide how to use his attorney general in that kind of advisory capacity but if the attorney general advised the president well yes and no unfortunately not no clear answers there he or she is the chief law enforcement officer and certainly provides advice for the president in terms of what laws might be broken and what the procedures might be but when we're talking about let's say personal advice if the president is looking for advice not about the us government per se about his own status uh whether he could be sued uh individually not as president i'd states uh at that point you would have something called conflicting loyalties the attorney general uh would probably recommend that the president hire a personal attorney under those kinds of circumstance so the attorney general is not the president's lawyer it's the lawyer for the united states.
"attorney general" Discussed on 1A
"This is one a i'm joshua johnson in washington yesterday attorney general jeff sessions started his testimony before the senate intelligence committee like this this suggestion that operatives have paid it in any collusion that i was aware of any collusion with the russian government to hurt this country is in a pauling and the test of all laugh democrats challenged mr sessions for denying that he had contact with the russians some accused him of impeding the senate investigation by not answering questions about his direct conversations with president trump did the attorney general's answers shed any light or just add more heat joining us in studio to discuss it for the our npr justice correspondent carry johnson carry welcome back to one a anc sandwich great to be here we also welcome by josh gerstein senior reporter with politico welcome josh josh or good to be with you joining us also this hour is walter dellinger former solicitorgeneral assistant attorney general and the head of the office of legal counsel during the clinton administration mr dell injured glad to have you with us thank you and joining us on the line from beverly hills is john dean the legal counsel to president richard nixon during the watergate investigation he is the author of the nixon defense and blind ambition john dean glad to have you with us welcome pleasure behavior i should note at the beginning we did reach out to a number to the white house which decline we reached out to a number of supporters of attorney general jeff sessions including william smith the former chief counsel when mr sessions was a senator mr smith declined he had testified on behalf of jeff sessions as confirmation hearing we also reached out to jd gordon the former pentagon spokesman who has supported jeff sessions he also declined to join us.