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Senate Confirms Avril Haines As Director Of National Intelligence

Democracy Now

00:29 sec | 3 months ago

Senate Confirms Avril Haines As Director Of National Intelligence

"Avril Haines is director of National Intelligence 84 Senators voted to confirm Haynes 10 voted against all of them Republicans. Haynes was President Barack Obama's top lawyer on the National Security Council, from 2010 to 2013 and CIA deputy director from 2013 to 2015, where she authorized using drone strikes to carry out extrajudicial assassinations. Meanwhile, the House of

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"avril haines" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW

TalkRadio 630 KHOW

01:54 min | 3 months ago

"avril haines" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW

"ABC News. I'm Michelle Franzen as it in Joe Biden laying out his covert 19 vaccination plan, saying there's no time to waste with 407,000 Americans dead in just one year we're in a national emergency. This time we treat it like one together the national plan. As the United States of America. He signed executive actions to fund testing and expand vaccination, mag asides and states and in communities of color, which suffered disproportionately from the virus. Our plan also protects those most at risk. Works for everyone. All races. And urban rural communities like Biden also called on Americans to wear masks for the next 100 days as Senate committees hold confirmation hearings for the president's Cabinet picks. So far, only one nominee Avril Haines, has been confirmed for director of National intelligence. Senate, also juggling an impeachment trial against former President Trump on the charge of inciting insurrection at the U. S. Capitol. This is ABC News for the second day in a row. Britain's recorded another record increase in covert related deaths. Details from ABC is Tom Rivers in London over 1800 died here over the past 24 hours. Cabinet member Gavin Williamson on the current lockdown. I think everyone would like to close the country not just in government wants to see Britain exiting from lockdown at the earliest possible stage, but we've had to take these measures in order to alleviate pressure on the NHS. That's the National Health Service. Britain is the highest virus related death toll in Europe. In fifth highest in the world. Tom Rivers may Be seen is London the U. S has condemned to deadly bombings in Iraq today. The suicide blasts ripping through a busy market in Baghdad, killing at least 32 people. One ticket matches all the numbers to last night's huge Powerball jackpot. Somebody bought it in a struggling coal mining community in Allegheny.

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Senate confirms Avril Haines as director of national intelligence

The Ben Shapiro Show

00:15 sec | 3 months ago

Senate confirms Avril Haines as director of national intelligence

"The Senate has confirmed Averil Haynes's president, Biden's director of national intelligence, She's the first Cabinet level nominee approved in the new administration. She also happens to be the first woman to serve in the role of Deanna. She was confirmed with a vote of 84 to

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"avril haines" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

01:47 min | 5 months ago

"avril haines" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"Joe Biden, presenting his first Cabinet nominees, saying they'll make us proud to be Americans boxes. Racial Sutherland has more live, Police said the president elect introduced key members of his national security team and Wilmington, Delaware. The team that reflects the fact that America is back, ready to lead the world not retreat from it. Antony Blinken is President elect Biden's choice for Secretary of state. Alejandro. My Yorkis will be nominated the first Latino and immigrant to lead the Homeland Security Department. Avril Haines is on course to become the first female director of national intelligence and former Secretary of State John Kerry will serve in the newly created position a special envoy on climate Lisa. Thanks, Rachel Biden did not take any questions. Neither did President Trump, who spoke about a half hour before him, focusing on the Dow hitting a new milestone. Today we've never broken 30,000, and that's just despite Everything that's taken place with the pandemic. I'm very thrilled with what's happened with the vaccine front. That's been absolutely incredible. Getting up to speed on the vaccine program is one of the top priorities for the incoming administration. Federal regulators could potentially approve Corona virus vaccines in early December, followed by immediate distribution of those plans will be able to be continued under a new administration in communication with the Biden transition team. We are immediately getting them all of the pre prepared transition briefing materials. We will ensure coordinated briefings with them to ensure they're getting whatever information that they feel. They need. Health and human services Secretary Alex Cesar who promises transition will be professional and with the goal of saving lives. Evan Brown Fox News a hint of life as we used to know it. GRAMMY nominees Beyonce With a leading nine.

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"avril haines" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

04:28 min | 2 years ago

"avril haines" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"When these come up there, rarely the operation that you've planned for the future, they usually something where there's been evidence of what has happened. So in Olympic Games as we said before the code got out accidents, but the code was out. So people had something to examine. And we knew from the nuclear inspectors that the Iranians were removing centrifuges that seemed for some reason to a failed, so you could put together. Something that happened in the past and once code got out the Iranians knew about it, of course, in case of a story, we wrote about attacks on the or efforts against the North Korean missile program. Not all of which was cyber which was electron of warfare. You saw a series of failures in the question was was very high rate of failures because of cyber and something going just because the North Koreans were bad at this suddenly, so I guess there could be cases where you hear about a program that's in the future. But most of those that I've seen have actually been things that have executed ready. You're wrong. Now that's what you just said is not what you claim to be. Those are ongoing operational issues and the case from what you say about Iran. It was not from what the newspapers say done, but it would finish a lot more quickly if it's on the front page of the New York Times. And then the Iranian say thank you very much. We found all this stuff, let's build our nuclear weapons. Let's continue. Enriching and the case of North Korea. If it is an ongoing thing that is not over and the New York Times publishes something that says, oh, this might be the case and the bad guys go rooting through all of it, and they find it here like operations done now. And I will usually find when reporters come and you explain if you're allowed to that operation is ongoing usually win some time. You always let me land didn't you always? You went some time that will mean we'll give you a week and then or his logger months or okay. Three months of national security until the times publishes something that will end what otherwise could have been a capability that maybe even prevented you from having to use Connecticut. Real force to right. Think about that. It doesn't mean that the threat goes away. And if we had something that was not based on Connecticut force. That's like physical bombing. There are a lot of ways to think about this. So, again, like I'm all for transparency, right? I keep I teach at the Kennedy School. I like pre all this stuff, too, but it's not as easy as just saying the public has a right to know about what all offense of cyber operations are going on. I've really appreciated honestly, and I think it's true for all my colleagues when reporters like yourself would come and talk to us before they would actually go out, and that is an enormously important stage. I think and I recognize each of us are going to come with our particular perspective, and our institutional interests that we're trying to promote effectively through the conversation. The very least, you know, having an opportunity to be heard on these issues and what the ramifications are is critical. One of the things that I think it seems to me, and again, you will know this better. And I think it'd be interesting to hear your on this is just whether or not the landscape for you from a reporting perspective has changed over the decades. So that it makes it harder for you to accept what you think are reasonable arguments, because, you know that it's going to get reported through some other means. And I think that's something that, you know, I have been curious just how much you. Believe that has made it more challenging to have these conversations and to have up of the of the new cycles made a difference. And in a non cyber case, we held for three years, a story about a secret US operation to help secure Pakistan's nuclear weapons, and this was at the request of the Bush administration. So it was in the president himself got involved in the discussion. President Bush did persuade us hold it. And we made a reason they made a reasonable case that had we revealed, it would make it easier for the Taliban to get it fun. Rable Pakistani systems as it turned out, it ended up getting revealed in the Pakistani play press..

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"avril haines" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

03:35 min | 2 years ago

"avril haines" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"I think Germany certainly have one, I think the never ones there were a couple spread around which led to the frustration. In this case it as soon as you brought something down it could it would appear someplace else, because it was stored in some cloud service, that you may have missed. Do you go and talk to the Germans? Do you just do your operation and hope the Germans, don't find you doing it inside their network? How do you go? I mean, hypothetically again, it goes through these, it is. It's an important question. And part of the question has some legal content and some of it is policy content. Right. So some lawyers will make the argument that article two of the UN charter, which basically deals with sovereignty can. In fact, be tripped in this area. In other words, that by doing certain things on networks, that you may be infringing on another country sovereignty in a way that actually could violated and therefore require consent. Other lawyers will say essentially depends on the amount of activity etcetera, and we'll disagree over when you've tripped that line. But as a policy matter, overall, you obviously thinking about working with other countries on a variety of issues, including cyber, and you wanna make sure. That you're being good actor and you also want to think about what are the norms that you wanna create in the space that you want other countries to pay attention to in the context of doing the same thing through the United States, right? Because we have a lot of cyber infrastructure, where unlikely to be untouched by opperations that other countries are interested in engaging in so all of those kinds of things that you need to think through and context matters, what the particular operation is, and which country and so on. So here maybe some hypothetical specific examples in the ISIS case if cyber com came to an assistant secretary or the secretary and said, we have a plan in which we can take down financial sector resources for ISIS in Syria. We can do it. We have a platform. It's based in some country this launch at prom. We have access to the network. We have a payload that would were we put them through the ringer. We bring it to the national Security Council. This is all. Title we go in there. We would think this is a great idea, this will take away most of their money prohibit them from inhibit them from doing in the past. But then you would go into the national Security Council and treasury would say, well, you know, have you thought about the fact that people will then do that to us. And they'll see what happened in some way, and it'll leak out and they'll say, but the US is attacking banks and financial infrastructure. Why should they do that, too? And that's where you think about the norms process, and it was always helpful for us. You could say that very often when it came to critical infrastructure, and the energy sector would have been easier to take some of that down. But here's where that doesn't always play is like, when you're talking about the Germans, or the Swedes, they're like the US, they'll always respect international law, or norms. But if you say you can do norm building so that the Russians or the Chinese or the North Koreans follow that example. You're totally kidding yourselves. Right. We would be in negotiations with the Russians or the Chinese about not attacking critical infrastructure during. Peacetime and they would say this is really important. Let's all sign on to this and at the same time they'd be hacking, our critical infrastructure hacking, our elections. Hacking our banks, you know. So it's a little more complicated than the ideal norms, take a long time to develop. So we should uphold the highest standard, but you have to wonder if you're on the receiving end of.

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"avril haines" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

04:05 min | 2 years ago

"avril haines" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Would you just take down their recruiting network? Would you just take out there see to network? Would you take out temporarily critical infrastructure in Syria or rock? That's helping ISIS operate knowing it could be reversible. And in the military, most often, the commander will say, we'll, please just let me drop a bomb on it, because then I'll know it's dead. And then you think okay? Why should we just dropped five five hundred pound bombs on the power station rather than trying to monkey around the cyber? So when you go through those things, that's the case, then you can talk through, what are the legal implications. Operational implications. Intel gain loss implications political implications of these things, and something like that might be done with the pure intelligence community as well. So. Several pretend hypothetically because I realize this never happened in real life that Eric shows up in the situation room with a proposed cyber operation maybe against ISIS or something like that. And you've got to grill him to make sure this is the right operation, that's aimed correctly that it's legal that he's got the restrictions on it that he just described walk us through what you do to put them on the Coles, or what you did the put them. She was so good at doing it role. So awesome. And doing this in a berry, you know, civil polite way and making us better to, to sound like enjoyed the process. That. It's love it in different ways. But I think there's a couple things. One is already many of the things that we've stated are the frame through, which Eric would be bringing something like that, to us, which is to say that we'd be saying we're trying to achieve X, whatever it might be in the context of a particular policy and. Destroying degrading deterring ISIS from the following activties. And so we think this is going to be something that will help us to do that. And it's sort of the best alternative as compared to other things. So one thing is that we're certainly not looking at it through the stovepipe of just cyber, but we're looking at it across a whole series of other possible options, and we're weighing as Eric really highlighted, essentially, how we can be most effective here with sort of the lowest amount of risk, and collateral impact in a variety of different ways against what it is. We're trying to achieve so that's one piece of it, but the second piece would be from process perspective. We'd bring it in and we bring it to the lawyers group, which would be essentially having lawyers from different agencies and departments who would look at this particular issue, and then also to the policy community, which would also have different agencies and departments at the table, and some of the value of that can be that essentially DOD's coming forward and saying, this is what we think makes the most sense in this context, and another agency or department like a State Department. Else would say, well, that's great. But here's sort of some of the diplomatic concerns, I might have. So, for example, again, hypothetically, many operations will touch through cyber not just the country that you're targeting, or, or the individuals within that country or engineer own, but also third countries. And you have to think about what that means what going through their infrastructure means how the degree to, which you look for consent or other things like that. You want to think about what are some of the locations for them? Other parts of the US government will be thinking about whether or not if you're transiting networks. And so on that are essentially privately owned and controlled, how do they perceive that, what are the issues that might be involved there? And they also want to understand the frame under which we're doing this because we know if we're doing it, then presumably, we're saying it's okay for others to do it. And how does that look in that context big down on that a little bit with some examples where just those kind of issues came up? So in the ISIS case, some of the recruitment that they were doing the servers were physically based in Europe..

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"avril haines" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"avril haines" Discussed on Skullduggery

"At at columbia university it's called the yeah i love my job so i'm working for columbia world projects it's a presidential initiative meaning president bollinger who's the president of columbia university initiative at the university it's university wide and it's really an effort to bring research and scholarship to bear on huge social fundamental challenges that we're facing around the world and this is sort of the key part in partnership with folks who are trying to solve those problems on the ground in a way that actually allows you to measure impact and at the same time bring back that information into the university to enrich research and scholarship and it's extraordinary we're working through set of challenges we we did a big discussion on energy energy access there over a billion people around the world that don't have access to electricity we know through a tremendous wealth of research and scholarship on the connection between that and poverty on health on food security on economic stability this is a critical issue to human development and we brought people in and ask them from around the world who are working on this issue from different perspectives where could research scholarship actually lend tremendous value to your work possibly transform your ability to expand access we talked to professors across the university who said these are areas where we're working this is where we think we could have partners and do something that's transformative and we develop projects out of that we work through those we see whether or not we can fund them and we sensually alternately hope to implement them in now we're working on a piece of inequality that i think is early critical so you find that their ways to sort of operationalize these ideas so you're not just you know in the ivory tower with a lot of smart people exactly exactly that's the idea and it's really extraordinarily we've got we've got an amazing project right now that deals with food security that is about providing essentially predictive climate analysis for key agricultral areas around the world in middle income and lower income countries that.

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"avril haines" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

01:59 min | 3 years ago

"avril haines" Discussed on Skullduggery

"Do you what's your what's your view of that question at at at this point i have really the utmost respect for bob mueller i i am really honestly just very comforted by the fact that he's looking into the situation and i think whatever he comes out with we'll be credible and and that's what i'm gonna look to to your your former boss john brennan has been quite outspoken about our president he's called him a demagogue a liar venal corrupt even cicero the to you share john brennan's view of the president of the united states i am deeply concerned that at the end of this administration and his time in office that we are going to be more isolated less influential in the world and more divided as a country and i think it is really i think all three of those things are to the great detriment of you know government in country that i love in that i've worked very hard to try to support in a variety of ways and it's really quite depressing to be honest just a take you back to the the controversy does your about the informant in the trump campaign the president tweeted on thursday starting to look like one of the biggest political scandals in us history spy gate and the scandal again is that the obama administration had somehow a place they spy and informant into the trump campaign i mean i you know surely you realize that i think that's ridiculous but it's not.

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"avril haines" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

01:53 min | 3 years ago

"avril haines" Discussed on Skullduggery

"But as you know there were people on your staff we had as a guest on the show michael daniel last week white house cyber coordinator and as i n david corn wrote in our book he drafted up options for some very aggressive responses cyber attacks on russian news sites going after some of the russian online personas that are dumping the email putin's family well that was yeah as less wall under had options for exposing what what we knew about what the government knew about the corruption in putin's government and his family to give him a taste of his own medicine there was a strong argument that you had to do it in real time you couldn't wait several months to kick the can down the road or let hillary clinton do it and they got told michael daniel got told by your boss susan rice to stand down to working on those options and wasn't present for you know this supposed conversation that occurred i what i can tell you is just as follows so we in the compartment had craziness that we had to deal with because of the sensitivity of the information the meanings that that we had did not include folks that were essentially below the deputies level in in the conversations we're going through and so when we ended up deciding to do the private messaging from the president to putin based on our views that that would be the best way to deter and to push back on action and at the same time we had our proposals for how to respond to the existing actions and we also had based on the very good work that michael celestin so i'm we're doing essentially in an ipc process disconnected being an inter principals committee.

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"avril haines" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

01:51 min | 3 years ago

"avril haines" Discussed on Skullduggery

"Rick and kind of provocation opportunities that we're seeing so that's probably my main concern but i think i'm like everybody else kind of watching and seeing what would you think that this is sort of more posturing and jockeying on on both sides or is it just is he is is well actually both of these leaders they just totally unpredictable and there's no there's no way of knowing what's actually going on so look the cynic in me and obviously i have no inside knowledge on either what's going on in terms of in our president's mind on this issue or kim jong loons but but i would say that you could certainly paint the story that kim jong un has played this situation vary effectively he's basically gotten a deterrent he's now essentially in a way he has opened the door for some possible movement on sanctions and other things with respect to his country and he's taken the pressure off to some extent on north korea in a way and and in sort of having this back and forth that has resulted in a stop of the summit he's actually managed to sort of laying a rope a dope game where he's delaying in effect what's going to happen but doing so in a way that doesn't lead to additional pressure at the same time and he makes it look as if we're walking away from the situation where you know previously the problem was from china's perspective that we weren't engaging enough and so on and so that was part of the reason you're you're makes them yeah you're making me think he should write the north korean version of the art of the deal yeah exactly maybe out negotiating trump i know it it certainly i think you could see it that way.

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"avril haines" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

02:04 min | 3 years ago

"avril haines" Discussed on Skullduggery

"We'll be back with more skulduggery and now for a somewhat different perspective on matters relating to president trump and russia we are joined by the aforementioned ever hands a real welcome to skulduggery thank you so much it's great to be here with both of you we are going to want to delve deep into the russia story and your very unique role in it but before we get there you you're the first woman deputy director of the cia we now have a woman director of the cia gina hassle what are your thoughts on gina hospital sure so i publicly supported her during the nomination and confirmation process and i i did absently worked closely with her in a variety of scenarios i have really the utmost respect for her i think she somebody who is extraordinarily talented she knows the building she knows the mission she cares about the workforce she's extremely qualified for the job and she's also somebody that in my view exercised very good judgment on the issues that we dealt with i never talked to her about her experiences in program that obviously has been the big focus attention being hit the turkish in or any of the other aspects of that program and one other quick question just on the news of the week you obviously spent a lot of time dealing with north korea when you're at the cia and at the nfc the president has just cancelled the summit yes yeah it has really been an odd just sequence of events in my perspective but i it's i hope very much that the event of cancelling the summit and so does not mean that there's a complete breakdown that leads to a provocation cycle that we've seen in the past before and i think that's probably one of the greater risks that we face right now given the sort of level of reading.

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"avril haines" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"avril haines" Discussed on Skullduggery

"I would not accept appointment at this time as being donald trump's lawyer i wanna maintain my independence i wanna be able to say what i believe sometimes it'll be very critical of president trump sometimes it'll be supportive i did play a formal role in the bill clinton impeachment i advised his legal team i had a lawyer client relationship i do not have that with president trump and if you were his lawyer if you were his lawyer would you advise him not to submit to an interview with with robert muller i always vise my clients not to submit the interviews with prosecutors prosecutors and never trying to help you and interview they're trying to hurt you mostly interviews like this perjury traps qomi said in his book the reason they didn't interview hillary clinton before they drafted the exoneration letter is by the time you're up to interviewing somebody you know all the facts the only purpose of the interview is to see whether they're going to tell the truth that perjury trap what do you think he's going to do what do you he's going to do well i think he will either testify in in an informal setting with constraints and limitations on the amount of time in the subject matter or he will not and he'll be subpoenaed and challenge it in court and raise all kinds of constitutional issues against the subpoena some of which he may win some of which he may lose it won't be a complete victory while there you that the president basically has pressured his justice department to turn over information to congress republicans in congress about a confidential informant that the fbi was using tachilek avenues we not look i have been a hook on informers since the civil rights movement when the justice department the good justice department the good guys the kennedy administration had informers the fbi had informed with martin luther king and they were saying that did it to help martha thing to make sure that he wasn't being influenced by.

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"avril haines" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"avril haines" Discussed on Skullduggery

"In jefferson demanded the prosecution of his political foe for personal reasons and they were so clearly personal reasons since that time we do have this unitary executive it's a mistake it's a fallacy it's something that the constitution shouldn't have done but we cannot trip it away out of it unfortunately we have to either amend the constitution or at the very least pass a statute setting up an independent council within or outside the justice but my preference would be outside the justice department within the judiciary which is a appointed for twenty year term a ten year terms subject to confirmation by the senate not answerable to the president that way the president couldn't fire him couldn't influence him but under the current law it's a mistake but under the current law the president has that authority and you can't change the law in retrospectively apply at that this president because we don't like them one thing that i think our listeners will want to know is what exactly is your role role in in advising president trump are you actually own it you're not advising at all trump not at all no i would go on his favourite tv shows yeah yeah it was a bit that's that's way been i've actually been much more often recently on cnn and on cnbc i was on anderson cooper this week last week the week before i was on meet the press was on on hannity nine months and i was on hannity haven't been on hannity now for a probably month i want to make my civil liberties point as widely as possible i turned down paternity to be a fox commentator 'cause i don't want to be i don't wanna lose my independence i don't what about what have you turned down the opportunity to be a formal a lawyer for the president has he asked you to to to his hair i can't tell you who ever asked me to be their lawyer but i can tell you that i've stated publicly unequivocally but.

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"avril haines" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"avril haines" Discussed on Skullduggery

"The nixon had the absolute authority to direct the cia to meddle in the fbi investigation keep it out of keep it against going after him is that don't you so a problem with that argument no i i wouldn't go that for i think if if nixon deliberately misled and lied to the fbi or the cia told them to say falsely that this is a national security issue that would be different because it is an obstruction of justice to lie and a crime and independent crime to lie to law enforcement so the president says publicly he's firing komi because he's concerned about what komi did during the hilary clinton email investigation but he's really trying to stop the russia investigation isn't that a lie and the same sort of size it's nothing either illegal or unconstitutional about lying you're not allowed to lie to a law enforcement official what to a grand jury or under oath but if lying were a crime or an impeachable offense we would have very few presidents who would survive that kind of scrutiny looked i don't like what the constitution says i don't like the fact that we have a unitary executive i wrote about this back during the clinton impeachment and i said we have to change the law it shouldn't be the law that the that the president has the authority over the justice department we're the only country in the western world that does that in england for example there's a director of public prosecution totally totally out of the political realm in israel the attorney general is not answerable to the prime minister or the legislature that's what should be the law here but there's an enormous difference between what the law should be in with the lawyers and the law today is and has been since atoms when he demanded prosecution under the alien and sedition act.

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"avril haines" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"avril haines" Discussed on Skullduggery

"Misdemeanor obviously my views change but the thrust of the book is you can't impeach the president and remove him because of malpractice in office maladministration any of the other criteria that people have been focusing on my friend and colleague larry tribe is written a very very compelling and brilliant book about this in which he takes the opposite point of view and says the criteria for impeachment should be interpreted based on a living constitution and it should include criteria other than those specifically enumerated in the constitution so we have an interesting argument well let's talk about some of your specific legal arguments are because richard nixon had he been impeached likely would have been impeached among other things on for obstruction of justice and and that would have been the right thing that would have been the right thing he obstructed justice without a doubt he he paid hush money to witnesses he lied told his people to lie to the fbi he destroyed evidence he engaged in other obstructions of justice my point is if of course if any president does that he's guilty of obstruction of justice my point is that you can't be guilty of obstruction of justice if you're the president simply for exercising your constitutionally authorized powers under article two of the constitution all right well let's examine that premise of it so so basically you're arguing that that trump had essentially immune absolute power to fire komi as long as he was doing it as part of his exercising his proper constitutional authority but water i go yeah well what what if the president is overheard on a wiretap saying you know bob mueller is closing in on me i'm gonna fire that son of a bitch before he indicts me i is that he could have even said that he could have said that on television and that would not change the situation that we're not saying.

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"avril haines" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"avril haines" Discussed on Skullduggery

"Statements about a political figure they despise but i put the constitution before politics and i'm always going to be there to defend the civil liberties of anybody i think is being treated unfairly whether it's nazis marching through skokie or pornographers or or very very controversial presidents of the united states but it has hurt me only because some of my family members who used to take pride and people saying oh you were related to ellen dershowitz now say people say to them you're related to ellen with my god how can you justify what he's been saying about donald trump now i see you have a book that will be coming out in july the case against impeaching trump so here's my question obviously robert muller his not finished with his investigation we do not know what he has uncovered in the course of it how can you make a case against impeaching ng the president without knowing what the evidence is against the president well i start the book by saying based on the evidence that's publicly available i take very very controversial view in the book i argue that to be impeached and removed under the constitution you must be guilty of a specified crime i reject the gerald ford notion that the criteria for impeachment is anything majority of the house says it is and anything the senate to third says it is i do believe very strongly that want us to follow the text of the constitution which requires conviction that's the word conviction of treason bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors and so my argument is really based on a an interpretation of the constitution it's not a political argument and it's based on the evidence that's currently available i say in the book that look if evidence would have come out of treason bribery or any other high crime.

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"avril haines" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"avril haines" Discussed on Skullduggery

"Have a real life trump defender on skulduggery today somebody who's raised a lot of eyebrows with his criticism of special counsel muller and his defense of the president's legal position alan dershowitz professor alan dershowitz welcome to skulduggery thank you so much so you have become quite a tv presence in recent months basically defending president trump and criticizing the special counsel investigation of him which has surprised a lot of your former friends on the left so wanted to just get your sense of what do you tell your friends when they express angst about your defense of the president i wish it was just angst hara and real animosity sometimes you know i wish they'd go back and look at my history oh about every decade or every other decade i get on television a lot to defend the unpopular it started with richard nixon when i was on the board of the american civil liberties union and the government named as an unindicted coconspirator which i thought was unfair i wasn't favor of impeaching nixon but i was there to protect civil liberties because i was afraid that when his civil liberties were in any way diminished all of our civil liberties would and then of course i was on television defending oj simpson which didn't make me very many friends and then bill clinton which made me a lot of friends on the left in fact i was saying about bill clinton almost exactly what i'm saying about donald trump and his accusers in about special counsel but the left adored me for my statements about bill clinton and they despise me for making exactly the same.

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"avril haines" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

01:58 min | 3 years ago

"avril haines" Discussed on Skullduggery

"The it was the late summer of two thousand and sixteen have real hanes was the point person for president obama's white house and dealing with the most sensitive national security issue facing the us government an attack by russia on the american election who was a real hanes and how did you find yourself coordinating the response to raise an operation by a foreign power to subvert american democracy itself she was at that point the deputy national security adviser capping an unlikely rise to the top of the us american intelligence and national security establishment the graduate of an elite japanese judo school with a brown belt she made it in theoretical physics at the university of chicago opened up an independent bookstore became a community organizer and somehow also find the time to go to law school after which he landed a job as a legal advisor in the state department before long she had become the top lawyer on obama's national security council where she was weighing in on the legality of highly classified covert operations and lethal drone strikes obama took a shine to hanes admiring her sharp legal mind her ability to build consensus in her ferocious work ethic he appointed a deputy director of the way in two thousand thirteen the first woman to hold that position in two thousand fifteen hanes returned to the white house as the top deputy to national security adviser susan rice just months before donald trump announced he was running for president and the fbi began to see the first evidence of russian meddling in american politics how do the obama white house respond to the russian attack why didn't it speak out earlier and what did it no about the fbi's counterintelligence investigation into the trump campaign in a skulduggery exclusive we'll ask of real hanes about these and other momentous events that continue to reverberate through american politics there is absolutely no collusion did make a phone goal i have nothing to do with russia everybody knows because people have got to know whether or not their president's.

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