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"barrett burger" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

08:57 min | 2 weeks ago

"barrett burger" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

"Well to our viewers. When you see this man on our show at means, we're GONNA talk about deadly serious business. Such has been the role of Michael Oester home on this broadcast and we greatly appreciate it every time you join us. Thank you much good to see you again. Thank you, Brian. Cutting up the legal questions the legal questions raised one federal officials. Rework reality to fit the president's demands when we continue. This is done frequently it's been done for presidents. It's been done for congressman and elected official. Who is questioned by the press? About his personal affairs. and. Respond in a way that is that he's been he's been sued for defamation. Is. Treated as having occurred in the course of his employment, and that then becomes a suit not against the individual but against the United States. You heard the man nothing to see here the attorney general attempting to paint a DOJ decision to intervene in a civil case against the president perfectly normal in what the New York Times is calling a highly unusual legal move. The DOJ is now representing Donald Trump and a defamation lawsuit. The suit was filed by the New York author e Jean Carroll who accused. Trump of rape in the ninety s she says, he defamed her in the course of his denial. This isn't the first time bar has been accused of undermining the integrity of the Justice Department to benefit the president or acting as if he is the personal lawyer to the president for more, we're delighted to welcome to the broadcast David Road. He's a Pulitzer Prize recipient. Reporter in weight was held captive by the Taliban for seven months prior to his escape. He's currently among the editors at the New Yorker and the author of indeed the FBI, the CIA and the truth about America's deep state also back with us again tonight, Barrett Burger, former assistant us attorney with both the Eastern District of New York and the southern district of new. York great to see you both David by way of welcoming on you on the broadcast. A question I ask of a lot of guests around here bar may call this legitimate but how far from normal are we now? With all due respect, the attorney general, this is just unprecedented. This is about Donald Trump's conduct twenty, five years before he became the president of the United States, it's about as conduct in Bergdorf Goodman a department store were Jean. Carroll says he sexually assaulted her this has nothing to do with his presidency is yet again far using the Justice Department to protect the president and strengthen the presidency, this bar obsession and I it's just a unprecedented in my view. Barrett what what's the legal benefit to the sitting president of the United States. I think there's a few benefits to the president by having the US government substituted as the defendant. In this case, I is a delay by making this move to federal court whether or not. He ultimately prevails on the merits of this move. He's certainly slowed down the process possibly until after the election, this keeps him out of the realm of discovery which could include depositions giving DNA samples things that the sitting president probably is not keen to do. The other obvious benefit to the president is financial If the president is having government lawyers represent him, he's not the one footing the defense bill that's the taxpayers. So there's a few very concrete benefits to the president by making a move like this. David question to you as a guy who's written up thousands of words about hundreds of people do you think bar is seemingly okay. With his legacy being formed to now. For his family members and for all of history as being. So highly obedient as attorney general to the setting president of the United States. I think he is, and you see throughout his career. He believes the presidency should be stronger than the other two branches of government visit frightening and extreme legal theory. It throws out three coequal branches that I think are foundation of our democracy but he thinks a strong president is needed to the country together and to effectively government he's created that with Donald Trump. If Donald, trump gets a second term, you'll have a president with power that legal scholars have told me rivals the power of a king and again, this is just extraordinary. You know moments in an unprecedented actions by an American Attorney General. I also wanted to raise this with the two of you. This whistle blower complaint came out late today at it was made public today. It accuses trump administration officials of trying to manipulate our US intelligence to better fit with the president's version of the truth according to this report. This is the acting. Secretary Secretary Chad Wolf is said to have instructed a top DHS analysts to quote ceased providing intelligence assessments on the threat of Russian interference in the United States and instead start reporting on interference activities by China and Iran according to the report. The employee was also asked to modify intelligence assessments to ensure they matched up with the public comments by the president on the subject of Antifa anarchist groups bear. Let's start on the law if a whistle blower in a case like this, with all else we are covering with all else we are distracted by if a whistle blower proves to be right who pays and who do we see about that. I mean the allegations raised in this complaint or are just shocking we thought we had seen. You know the most egregious allegations we could see in a whistleblower complaint and now we have this one I mean what's so Damning about these allegations is it really threatens our fundamental security. We have to have accurate threat assessments so that the government know how to allocate resources so that we can know the areas where we have particular vulnerabilities, and if you think about it, if you had somebody come to do an assessment of your home to see where you need an alarm system, if that person didn't give you an honest assessment of the weaknesses in your home in only told you what you wanted to hear, you'd be compromised in your own personal safety. The American people are compromised if these allegations are in fact true. David I'm reminded the book nineteen eighty-four begins with the clock striking thirteen o'clock There's a through line here and that is ignoring reality for a subset of reality. Lot of people say they may think we're stupid. They may think will will believe what we know to be false. But a question to you when is something like the pandemic the president's words versus actions? When is that going to be seen as a national security matter given that that's so much of your life's work. I. Might be now with this this new recordings, but it's this is a pattern we've seen before in American history, its intelligence officials, telling the president, what the president wants to hear, and if you look back our our biggest until it is the buckles that cost American lives. The Bay of Pigs, the Vietnam War, the two, thousand, three invasion of Iraq, all involved you know intelligence assessments that told the president, what they wanted to hear I completely agree to dangerous for the American public but it it is just can't get more serious it can cost lives and this this this pattern. Is Very very dangerous for the country. Bear Burger. It's great to see you again after so many hours of legal coverage you and I engaged in David Road. It is great to have you on our broadcast. Thank you both for staying up with us on this news laden Wednesday night another break for us and coming up another of our periodic reminders that elections have consequences. Hi Everyone. It's joy Reid. I'm so excited to tell you about my new. MSNBC..

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"barrett burger" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

05:10 min | 11 months ago

"barrett burger" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

"The Democrats was part of the reason that he was on the to withhold funding. Did you crazy the look back to what happened in two thousand sixteen certainly was was part of the things that he was worried about in corruption with that nation. Then that is absolutely. Yeah the White House. Says Mulvaney won't cooperate. If he doesn't he won't be alone. Former National Security Adviser John Bolton was supposed to be deposed today but didn't show op now that doesn't mean he's refusing outright. The Washington Post reporting tonight. Quote Bolton does not want to comply with the democratic enquiry without a court ruling on the ongoing ongoing constitutional dispute between the trump administration and congress here to talk about Barrett Burger veteran federal prosecutor former assistant. US Attorney with both the Eastern District of New New York and the Southern District of new America to see you again in amongst all of the people who are invited or subpoenaed who come or. Don't come the John. Bolton thing seems to be in a category unto itself. What's what is the argument that Bolton and his lawyers are either trying to make or waiting king for from the courts so it seems that they've set up this sort of strange condition right? They've said No. We're willing to come in if you give us a subpoena but we want to let it play out in the courts. I we want to see what the courts have to say about this constitutional immunity issue that the White House has been pushing. So it's a it's a defense that we heard from in Kuperman a couple of weeks ago. Same same idea that we want to play this out in the courts. I almost get the blessing of the judiciary before. We come in to testify for Bolton. I think it's troubling number one. Because he's not a current employee of the administration. He doesn't work in the government so there's nothing really that the White House could. It actually do to stop him from coming into testify if in fact he really wanted to so it seems that he's trying in some ways to cover his basis and ultimately this may just being delay tactic the White House. I'm sorry the House Intelligence Committee has told The Washington. We regret Mr Bolton's decision not to appear voluntarily voluntarily but we have no interest in allowing the administration to play rope a dope with us in the courts for months rather the White House instruction that he not appear will add add to the evidence of the presence obstruction of Congress. So this is something that the Intel chair at Schiff has said several times. Democrats said whatever you do. Whatever you don't say will add to the evidence of obstruction? I don't know how that works in a court of law. This is a little bit different. What how do you evaluate? Wait that statement. I think on one hand. This is a strategic approach for the house right. They have limited resources. How are they going to use their time with? They don't want is to to be chasing down fifteen different court battles with all the attending deadlines that they suck their time and their resources. Here they do have a court case. As pending right now against Don mcgann a suit on these very same issues so part of the strategy. Maybe let's see what the court does with respect to the suit for mcgann and the same reasoning may apply to some of these other witnesses now as far as the can we use this evidence against him. I mean there are some parallels to what you would use no criminal court. They're called all the adverse instructions so for example. If a witness has done something to make evidence unavailable or make another witness unavailable you could instruct the jury. They could assume almost the worst case scenario right that any evidence that would have been produced would have been would have been harmful to the person who made it unavailable. So it's a kin to that sort of this adverse instruction. Let's talk about Giuliani for a second. Because that's the other unusual circumstance rudy. Giuliani I think. Last night tweeted out that that everything he did he did in the interest of his client. This is complicated because Rudy Giuliani initially said that he was there in Ukraine at the behest of the State Department and doing work. He's never been an employee of the State Department. He's not a federal government official and his client if he is doing these things if he's instructing the Ukrainians to do certain things at the behest of his client and that sort of fits into the Democrats allegation that there was an abuse of power. Because what what is Rudy Giuliani doing in place of what State Department officials and ambassadors should be doing at the behest of Donald Trump but not the US government. That's exactly right. That is exactly the point of all that there was two channels in all of this foreign policy. See the legitimate channel that includes people that actually work for the State Department that have expertise in issues relating to the Ukraine and then this one that was operating for the president's his personal interest. If you believe Giuliani himself I mean it is not the case. That somebody's personal. Attorney conducts business on behalf of the country. I mean for him him to have been Donald Trump's personal attorney that would mean that his whole motive everything he was doing was on behalf of his client which was not the United States. It was one person I this is not in dispute because Giuliani keep saying it himself. Exactly I mean he. In some ways you the Democrats best evidence simply by these tweets in these statements that he's making quite voluntarily Edberg good to see you. Thank you for joining us there. Burqa all right coming up. A billionaire businessman reconsiders run for the White House saying.

"barrett burger" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

04:14 min | 1 year ago

"barrett burger" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

"As we've asked you to stick around. Still a few more minutes to talk us through this. Very nice to have you, Nicole. Thank you for coming in a brief review of the characters. Ho picks grows up in Greenwich. Connecticut, briefly a clothing model for Ralph Lauren builds a PR career gets picked up and works for the Trump organization, Keith Schiller. Former NYPD police officer navy veteran. I would argue few people were closer to Donald Trump during the early days, especially when he arrived in the White House and didn't have a lot of friends around. You were interview of interviewed twenty people you and your team you have reviewed a thousand documents. What's the headline on your findings on this case, which has been slowly and quietly growing? So the big takeaway here is that the southern district has gathered a lot more evidence than they have made public, including testimony from two people who are. Extremely close to Trump, and that's hope picks and Keith Schiller. And these interviews happened last year in the spring as they were building this case against Cohen. And I do want to caution. You know, it's possible that none of this material ever become public. We don't know what they're going to do with it. But we just wanted to sort of signal to the public to readers that. They have this information Burt burger how what links would they have gone to in this office to keep the secret to develop what they needed to develop. This eventually came a raid by the fence. Yeah. I mean, I think it depends on how these interviews were conducted. So we know that they have a grand jury that's been convened. So obviously to the extent that some of these interviews may have happened as part of the grand jury proceeding. Those would be secret. We've all now learned a lot about rule sixty for them. We maybe ever wanted to know. But so we know that that matters that occur before the grand jury are. Texted by this role. However, even things that didn't happen in front of the grand jury would certainly be kept under wraps by the southern district because they're not ready. It seems because they haven't actually indicted anyone other than Michael Cohen for this yet. So it doesn't seem that they're in a position now to either make it public or two less know, what kind of evidence they have Nicole for people who may not know how feds like Barrett burger work talk about the links. They went to to keep things secret in this case. Well, even in new court documents that came out a few weeks ago. I mean, these are search warrants that they filed with the court to justify the raid on Michael Cohen there were at least eighteen pages in there that are still redacted. Now, we're under the campaign finance heading. So again, the southern district is very cautious about not releasing information about ongoing investigations about not releasing grand jury material. So there is still a lot. We don't know. And Barrett burger that seemed to be in keeping with these other cases, the black lines of redaction. Was my characterization something you'd agree with these are two big fish that the feds would wanna hear from. Yeah. And in any sort of criminal investigation, the people that you most want to talk to as a prosecutor or the people that are in that inner circle, and especially people that have been with the president throughout his time at the early stages of the campaign. They're definitely going to know about conversations that were have they'll be able to corroborate things that Michael Cohen told him that David Packer told him. So I think those are invaluable witnesses both for what they say. But also what they can corroborate. That other witnesses have said, the cool were you surprised to read tonight that the national enquirers apparently imminently up for sale because the hedge fund owners decided they didn't like their tactics. Well, we know the company has sort of been struggling financially lately. And obviously the inquirer has been in the news a lot in the past year. So I guess it doesn't surprise me that they were feeling some pressure from their hedge fund owners, great work to you and your team pleasure. Have you on the air? Nicole Hong Barrett..

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"barrett burger" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

02:52 min | 1 year ago

"barrett burger" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

"Perhaps this letter was really painting a narrative making the case for a pardon. Obviously. That's the president's discretion the president has the right to pardon Paul Manafort, if he things that truly was treated unfairly, I think it gets harder to swallow that though when you look at really the litany of crimes that he committed as detailed by the special counsel's office in their sentencing memo, and that may be one of the reasons they went in. Into such painstaking detail of laying out all of the crimes all of the times that he lied all the efforts that he went to to try to cooperate. And then how that sort of imploded is to say this is not somebody who was just caught up in a witch hunt. This with somebody who is really a systematic liar for over a decade and really deserves to be held accountable or grew. Thanks to Chris Garin to Barrett. Burger thank you both for taking part in this conversation here tonight and coming up President Trump says his second summit with Kim. Young unwell be tremendous. We will consult an expert for preview on this topic. When we come back. Right after this meeting. I leave for Vietnam where I meet with and Kim. And we talk about something that frankly. He never spoke to anybody about. But we're speaking speaking loud, and I think we can have very good. Very good summit. I think we'll have a very tremendous summit. We want the nuclearization, and I think he'll have a country that will set a lot of records for speed in terms of an economy. President Trump this morning before boarding Air Force One on route to Vietnam as you heard him say for the summit with North Korean dictator. This is the second time Trump and Kim Jong UN will meet to discuss North Korea's nuclear capability, not long after their first summit. The president had this to say about his new friendship with German Kim. That was really being tough. And so we're saying I will go back and forth. And then we fell in love. Okay. Now, really he wrote me beautiful letters and their great letters. We fell in love. He also posted this optimistic assessment for claiming quote, there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea. It's worth noting here. No credible official in his government believes that and that claim was most recently refuted by his own secretary of state just this past weekend. Do you think North Korea remains a nuclear threat? Yes. But the president said he doesn't it's not what he said. I mean, I I know I know waited longer nuclear threat for North Korea. What he said is that what he said was that the efforts that had been made in Singapore this commitment that chairman Kim may have substantially taken down the risk to the American people..

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"barrett burger" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

02:46 min | 1 year ago

"barrett burger" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

"He knows that he's got credibility issues. So he's coming with documents. We shouldn't underestimate how powerful seeing at Trump insider who's Ben with Donald Trump for more than ten years telling you stories before the glare of the television lights. Meanwhile, Michael Collins legal adviser for these hearings says the testimony will shed much more light on Cohen's relationship with one Donald Trump. You're going to hear impersonal frontline experiences of memories and incidents, and conduct and comments that Donald Trump said over that ten year time period behind closed door that to me when I first heard Michael tell me all this even as much as I knew about Trump that was negative was chilling. Donald Trump has increasingly distanced himself from his ex law lawyer at first you'll recall, he expressed outrage after that initial FBI search of Cohen's home and office says it was a tragedy for the nation. But then he turned on Cohen and borrowing a phrase from mob movies called him a rat. They broke into the office of one of my personal attorneys that man, and it's disgraceful situation said say an attack on our country at a true sense. It's an attack on what we all stand for Michael Kohn has lying and he's trying to get a reduced sentence for things that have nothing to do with me. I never directed him to do anything wrong. Whatever he did he did on his own by four and a half democrat. And are you worried? And I'm not worried about it at all. No. Also tonight, Matthew Whitaker, Trump's former acting attorney general may soon be back before the House Judiciary committee. You'll recall he testified before them earlier this month. The Wall Street Journal reports the committee is scrutinizing Whitaker's contact with the president. And that it quote believes he has evidence that President Trump asked Matthew Whitaker at the time. The acting attorney general whether Manhattan US attorney Jeffrey Berman could regain control of his office's investigation into Mr. Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen and his real estate business. According to people familiar with the matter so so much to discuss with our leadoff panel on a Monday night Barrett. Burger a former assistant US attorney with both the eastern district of New York and the southern district of New York. Shannon, petty peace White House correspondent for Bloomberg. And Nancy cook White House reporter for politico. We welcome all three back to the broadcast, Shannon. I'd like to begin with you on Mr. Rosenstein, what do we? You think he meant by those comments is he above performing for an audience of one..

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"barrett burger" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

04:47 min | 1 year ago

"barrett burger" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

"It's also about the public hysteria around this case, I mean, Roger stone is someone who's prolifically gone out been combative both in terms of the FBI. This investigation witch hunt. You don't know what his followers are like you. Don't know what his supporters are like that is as much to protect the public to protect the scene and to be able to control that situation you'd have to bring in more people to do that governor Christie talking about all standard practice with firearms. Hey, how many standard practice investigations have you done where it's an associate connected to the president's campaign. That's been a national case for almost two years. I mean, this is a major scene that needs to be controlled. It's as much about the public as it is about the person wish you'd been here with us last night in the night, and I do too and a word about Peter Baker whose day included a conversation in the Oval Office went back to the office over by the way, posted this piece with Maggie Haberman and thought enough of our broadcast. Join us at the end of a very long day. So with that are. Our thanks to Peter Baker to Clint watts to Barrett burger for being with us and coming up for us on Thursday night. Trump claims the media misquoted and distorted the testimony of his intelligence chiefs. We'll play the tape. We'll let you decide what's fake, and what's right after this. And later, the four letter word Democrats say will not be part of any immigration deal. The eleventh hour just getting started on yet. Another consequential Thursday night. Confidence. Gina half-full, Dan code. No, I disagree with certain things that they said, I think I'm right, but time will prove that from time. We'll prove me, right. Probably this is about president's own feud with his own intelligence agencies. It reached a new level today. He's lashing out after the directors of CIA FBI national intelligence contradicted their bosses views about national security in stark terms, right there in front of congress and the American public yesterday, the president ridiculed them as passive and naive and suggested they go back to school Trump met with those same intelligence chiefs in the Oval Office today. What must have been like to express his pleasure displeasure in person, we presume about the conversation. According to tonight's New York Times interview, quote, Mr. Trump said the intelligence chiefs told him their presentation was misinterpreted. They said sir are testimony was totally mischaracterized. Mr. Trump said here's how the president described the meeting a few hours earlier. Mr President you talk to your intelligence chief today about the displeasure. You have with their the sense that they would totally piss quoting. And they were totally. It was taken out of context. What I do is. I'd suggest that you call them. They said it was fake news. So which. Exactly me. It didn't surprise me at all. But we're here to talk right now. China worth repeating we watch those top Intel officials experts in their fields in their own words offer their professional assessments in live televised testimony on top of that the forty two pages of written testimony. They submitted. Here's a reminder of what the directors had to say about the threats that Trump has declared neutralized. The Kremlin is stepping up its campaign to divide western political and security institutions and undermine that post World War, Two international order, not only the Russians continued to do it in two thousand eighteen but we've sent indication that they're continuing to adapt their model and other countries are taking a very interested. I in that approach all of us at this table would agree that it's very important that we maintain pressure on the terrorists we currently assess that North Korea will seek to retain its WMD capabilities in his unlikely to completely give up its nuclear weapons and production capabilities. None of that was fake news. None of them misquoted. No representatives from any of those officials have retracted any of their remarks with us for more tonight. Jeremy bash former chief of staff at the CIA and the Pentagon former counsel to the house Intel committee, Jeremy those. Intel chiefs weren't misquoted. They were unambiguous what is going on here. And they weren't winging Brian I've worked on those threat intelligence briefings from the executive branch, I've also sat on the other side of the dice as council to committee receiving those briefings that is a carefully orchestrated forty two page. Thoroughly vetted in cleared statement, a consensus statement by all seventeen intelligence components..

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"barrett burger" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

03:38 min | 1 year ago

"barrett burger" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

"He's the one who first admitted that he'd been lying about win that conversation had actually gone through rather than January twenty sixteen and went all the way through summer twenty sixteen. He said Rudy Giuliani later said it actually gone all the way through November the president said today. No that wasn't the case. But you're right. These tweets about Michael Collins, and then pretty striking Michael Cohen has taken them as threatening. He the president said that's thorny should look into Michael Collins father-in-law, we asked him to explain what he meant by that. And he really wouldn't say they did not amount to witness tampering. He wasn't trying to obstruct Justice with them. But of course, we asked him what he was trying to do. He says, well, I just everybody has a right to free speech in effect. We commended to everyone's attention who's watching. But do you remember any other moment that you kind of noted to yourself? Well, that's new or that's change. Well, a number of things I think it was interesting to hear him say that rod Rosenstein at told him or his lawyers. He kind of said both ways at different points that he was not target of the investigation. Now, we we don't exactly know what that means that could mean simply that the prosecutor isn't going to indict him because Justice department policy is you can't indict a sitting president. If that's the case, then it's not really that meaningful reassurance. On the other hand, if it's meant to be they're going after people around the president, but don't have any evidence. The president himself has done anything wrong. That would be a different interpretation. And of course, it doesn't stop congress. Congress is really going to be the ultimate decider here in terms of accountability for this president. If the Justice department isn't capable of indicting, a sitting president, the house representatives certainly is capable of launching impeachment proceedings in the question would be will Robert Muller be referring any kind of information that could ultimately end up in the hands of the house representatives for such a trial. We don't know for sure obviously, and Peter the points you raise. Exactly why we invited an FBI veteran and a former federal prosecutor to be with us here in New York tonight Barrett. Burger I have a couple for you number one. What does it mean? Do you take it on face value? These been told he's not a target is that possible, right? So these are really legal terms of art within the department of Justice. So there's sort of three categories that somebody can be and if you are within the scope of an investigation, you can be the most benign level just a witness. You can be subject to investigation or you could be a target being a target really means that prosecutors had evidence, or or have significant reason to believe that you actually committed crimes in connection with this investigation. And it likely means that you'd be indicted, if you're called to testify before a grand jury, and the prosecutors think that you are a target of this investigation. They're obligated to tell you, but I will say these are very fluid categories. So just because somebody was not a target one week. You could be a subject of an investigation one week that should give a defendant. No. Oh comfort that they would not then be target the next week. And when you're target don't you get a letter to show, your friends, you can get a target letter. I don't know if you really want to show your friends, but again, it would give you know comfort because the minute prosecutors develop additional facts or find other witnesses you could very easily moved from a subject to a target just like that. And I have to go back because it landed with a thud when Roger stone says he wasn't maranda is d-. Did you believe that do you take that on face value? What should we think of that? I do not believe that in an investigation of this caliber and with an arrest. That's this important. It is frankly unbelievable that he would not have been Miranda used at some point and law enforcement today, I'm guessing a majority of those officers might have had body cams on..

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"barrett burger" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

04:46 min | 1 year ago

"barrett burger" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

"We are talking about the Trump foundation. The former Trump family foundation and still with us. Our Kimberly Atkin, Shane Goldmahcer and Barrett. Burger Shane this. It was said today hit the achilles heel for Donald Trump, and that's his family. That's his kids, and that's going to hurt, especially if as all of you agree, this just grows exponentially. This gets worse and wider. Yeah. I mean, I really think that this Trump foundation story is part of the looking at two thousand sixteen in some of the now alleged illegalities, and you start just days before the Iowa caucuses were Corey Lewandowski. Mr. Trump's campaign manager is directing the charity on how to spend his money at the very beginning. And if you look at the very end, the Michael Cohen authorizing hush money payments to a woman to keep her quiet. Right. You have from the beginning of two thousand sixteen to the end of two thousand sixteen these kinds of activities and again with children in between you have the meeting at Trump Tower. So there is just Elliott entire Pat. And that's being investigated from charities to his lawyer to his businesses. That's all adding up at this point. Hey, kim. Let me take the other side of the argument. What's the chance? This gets overshadowed by shinier names, and and spiff fear investigations that are say. Headquartered out of Washington DC. I think there's a very big chance of that just by the sheer number of investigations that are ongoing surrounding President Trump and not only his actions in the White House, but his campaigns is personal business as well as as well as those of his close associates, including his family members. When you think about Watergate, for example. And how extraordinary that story was that was about a break in and the subsequent cover up. That's just a minor component compared to everything that's being investigated now. And as I said, this is something that on its own would normally be just a monumental story. And it's a very good chance that it will get overshadowed and Barrett. Unlike some of the other issues, we talk about on this broadcast every night people can understand this. If a tornado hits Joplin, Missouri where I used to live. You're watching the coverage you see families that have lost everything schools hospitals destroyed. You give to the American Red Cross because you want to give to help their lives. You're not giving to have a fountain refurbished in front of the plaza hotel. So having said that how big in the pie of legal exposure and vulnerability that this president faces how big a slice are we talking about this story? We're talking about here tonight. Like completely agree. I think charitable fraud is one of the most egregious types of fraud that there is one of the most significant cases that we prosecuted at the US attorney's office, and that some of the most important cases that they bring at the New York attorney general's office as well as far as exposure for the president. I mean, look at this point this is a civil lawsuit. So this is something that certainly can can strike it is business. But at this point does not strike at any sort of liberty concerns. However, I agree with everyone when I think this is just going to continue. I think I would not be surprised if. If you know referrals are made out of this case, you know, I think sometimes we'll we're all distracted by, you know, the special counsel's office investigation and everything that's going on here. You have a an office. That's really just methodically quietly. Putting together this lawsuit that certainly could blossom into something more. And and that may be where the true danger has or thanks to our panel of three people that oddly contains two lawyers and two journalists out of that three. Interesting. Math Kimberly AC and Shane Goldmahcer Barrett. Burger thank you all for coming on the broadcast tonight and coming up, your United States Senate actually, overwhelmingly agreed on something tonight that will impact actual American lives. We'll have an update on that and their ongoing effort to avoid a government shutdown before Christmas when we continue. What happens? Too early to say, sir. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, very much everything we need border security. Thank you very much. Well across town in Washington. Your US Senate has actually been busy tonight in part working to kick the can down the road and avoid a partial shutdown of the government on Friday..

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"barrett burger" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:26 min | 2 years ago

"barrett burger" Discussed on KQED Radio

"From Iowa Hawkeyes team headed for the Rose Bowl. Mohawk is. Whitaker. Now Whitaker is taking the spotlight in Washington as President Trump's pick to the acting attorney general for the United States. He was US attorney for the southern district of Iowa from two thousand four two thousand nine the first thing understand about him is that he's a staunch conservative both in politics and his Christian faith. He worked on. Rick Perry's presidential campaign in Iowa in two thousand twelve and even ran in the Republican primary for the open Senate seat there in two thousand fourteen she has taken some incredibly extreme views on legal issues. That's barrett. Burger the executive director of the center for the advancement of public integrity at Columbia law school, for example, he discusses that he approaches things legal issues. You know, he wants to see them I from the Christian perspective. And then from the constitutional perspective that is not necessarily something we are used to hearing the attorney general say, but would Democrats say they're most worried about is Whittaker's views special counsel, Robert Mueller's investigation. He's been an outspoken critic. The possibility that Muller could be looking at President Trump's finances. What a CNN op-ed title. Moore's investigation of Trump is going too far in July of last year. He even laid out the groundwork for how a new attorney general could defanged MO investigation without firing the special counsel outright. I 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 grinds to absolutely almost dwindle history. Sources for that reason. Democrats are calling for Whitaker to recuse himself in the Russian investigation. Justice sessions did also Whitaker previously worked on Iowa campaign for Trump's presidential campaign staffers Sam Clovis whose figured into the investigation, but Whitaker's giving no indication he plans to give up control his friends say he can balance his politics with the job. He's been given. Chuck Larson is the former US ambassador to Latvia, and he went to law school Whitaker. He says politics won't play into his decision. Making matters lawyer lawyer. He is not a politician who also has a law degree. He's a very skilled attorney. But he also has good political instincts and these pragmatic, but I was state Senator Matt McCoy has a different opinion when Whitaker was US attorney back in two thousand seven he indicted McCoy on account of fraud, McCoy's at democrat and the first openly gay member of the Iowa legislature. He says the charge was clearly politically motivated when you consider the outcome after a nine day trial. Jury of my peers in roughly twenty minutes came up with a unanimous not guilty verdict, and I was acquitted fully acquitted, and so I know Matt Whitaker will miss us his office because I've seen it. And I know that he will miss use his power because he's done Roxanne. Conman who served in the same position as Whittaker as US attorney for the southern district of Iowa said she was horrified. He was selected as acting attorney general I have every single competence that politics will play a role in his service as acting attorney general President Trump has not indicated whether Whitaker will be considered for the permanent job as US attorney, general, miles parks. NPR news, Washington..

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"barrett burger" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:26 min | 2 years ago

"barrett burger" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Whittaker starring for an Iowa Hawkeyes team headed for the Rose Bowl. Mohawk is. Whitaker. Now, what occurs taking the spotlight in Washington as President Trump's pick to the acting attorney general for the United States. He was US attorney for the southern district of Iowa from two thousand and four to two thousand nine the first thing to understand about him is that he's a staunch conservative both in politics, and it's Christian faith. He worked on. Rick Perry's presidential campaign in Iowa in two thousand twelve and even ran in the Republican primary for the open Senate seat there in two thousand fourteen she has taken some incredibly extreme views on legal issues. That's barrett. Burger the executive director of the center for the advancement of public integrity at Columbia law school, for example, he discusses that he approaches things legal issues. You know, he wants to see them I from the Christian perspective. And then from the constitutional perspective that is not necessarily something we are used to hearing the attorney general say, but what Democrats say they're most worried about is Whittaker's views on special counsel, Robert Muller's investigation. He's been an outspoken critic. The possibility that Muller could be looking at President Trump's finances. What wrote a CNN op-ed title. Moore's investigation of Trump is going to far in July of last year. He even laid out the groundwork for a new attorney general could defanged investigation without firing the special counsel outright. I 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 best Gatien grinds to almost dwindle history. Sources for that reason. Democrats are calling for Whitaker to recused himself from the Russian investigation. Justice sessions did also Whitaker previously worked on Iowa campaign for Trump's presidential campaign staffers. Sam Clovis whose figured into the investigation, but Whitaker is giving. No indication he plans to control his friends say he can balance his politics, but the job he's been given. Chuck Larson is the former US ambassador to Latvia. And he went to law school with Whittaker. He says politics won't play into his decision. Making matters lawyers lawyer, he is not a politician who also has a lot agree. He's a very skilled attorney, but he also has good political instincts, and he's pragmatic, but I always state Senator Matt McCoy has a different opinion when Whitaker was US attorney back in two thousand. Seven he indicted McCoy on account of fraud. Mccoy's at democrat and the first openly gay member of the Iowa legislature. He says the charge was clearly politically motivated when you consider the outcome after a nine day trial. Jury of my peers in roughly twenty minutes came up with a unanimous not guilty verdict, and I was acquitted fully acquitted, and so I know Matt Whitaker will miss us his office because I've seen it. And I know that you will miss use his power because he's done Roxanne Conlon who served in the same position as Whittaker as US attorney for the southern district of Iowa said she was horrified. He was selected as acting attorney general I have every single competence that politics will play a role in his service as acting attorney general President Trump has not indicated whether Whitaker will be considered for the permanent job as US attorney, general, miles parks. NPR news, Washington..

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"barrett burger" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:30 min | 2 years ago

"barrett burger" Discussed on KCRW

"Twenty eight years ago. Matt Whitaker was starring for Iowa Hawkeyes team headed for the Rose Bowl. Mohawk. Whitaker. Now, what occurs taking the spotlight in Washington as President Trump's pick to the acting attorney general for the United States. He was US attorney for the southern district of Iowa from two thousand four to two thousand nine the first thing to understand about him is that he's a staunch conservative both in politics and his Christian faith. He worked on. Rick Perry's presidential campaign in Iowa in two thousand twelve and even ran the Republican primary for the open Senate seat there in two thousand fourteen she has taken some incredibly extreme views on legal issues. That's barrett. Burger the executive director of the center for the advancement of public integrity at Columbia law school, for example, he discusses that he approaches things legal issues. You know, he wants to see them I from the Christian perspective. And then from the constitutional perspective that is not necessarily something we are used to hearing, the attorney general say, but Democrats say they're most worried about is Whittaker's views on special counsel, Robert Mueller's investigation. He's been an outspoken critic. The possibility that Muller could be looking at President Trump's finances. What you wrote a CNN op Ed titled Moore's investigation of Trump is going too, far and July of last year. He even laid out the groundwork for how a new attorney general could defanged the investigation without firing the special counsel outright. I can see a scenario where just.

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"barrett burger" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:24 min | 2 years ago

"barrett burger" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"For the Rose Bowl. Mohawk. But. Now Whitaker is taking the spotlight in Washington as President Trump's pick to the acting attorney general for the United States. He was US attorney for the southern district of Iowa from two thousand four two thousand nine the first thing to understand about him is that he's a staunch conservative both in politics and his Christian faith. He worked on. Rick Perry's presidential campaign in Iowa and two thousand twelve and even ran in the Republican primary for the open Senate seat there in two thousand fourteen she has taken some incredibly extreme views on legal issues. That's barrett. Burger the executive director of the center for the advancement of public integrity at Columbia law school, for example, he discusses that he approaches things legal issues. You know, he wants to see them I from the Christian perspective. And then from the constitutional perspective that is not necessarily something we are used to hearing the attorney general for what Democrats say they're most worried about is Whittaker's views on special counsel, Robert Mueller's investigation. He's been outspoken critic of the possibility that. Muller could be looking at President Trump's finances. What you wrote a CNN op-ed title? Moore's investigation of Trump is going too far in July of last year. He even laid out the groundwork for how new attorney general could defanged Nimmo investigation without firing a special counsel outright 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 best negation grinds to almost. Dwindle history. Sources for that reason. Democrats are calling for Whitaker to recuse himself in the rush investigation. Justice sessions did also Whitaker previously worked on Iowa campaign for Trump's presidential campaign staffers Sam Clovis whose figured into the investigation, but Whitaker's giving no indication he plans to give up control his friends say he can balance politics with job. He's been given. Chuck Larson is the former US ambassador to Latvia. And he went to law school with Whittaker. He says politics won't play into his decision, making matters of lawyers warrior. He is not a politician who also has a law degree. He's a very skilled attorney. But he also has good political instincts and these pragmatic, but I was state Senator Matt McCoy has a different opinion when Whitaker was US attorney back in two thousand seven he indicted McCoy on account of fraud, according to democrat and the first openly gay member of the Iowa legislature. He says the charge was clearly politically motivated when you consider the outcome after a nine day trial. Well. Jury of my peers in roughly twenty minutes came up with a unanimous not guilty verdict, and I was acquitted fully acquitted, and so I know Matt Whitaker will miss us his office because I've seen it man. I know that you will miss use his power because he's done Roxanne. Conman who served in the same position as Whittaker as US attorney for the southern district of Iowa said she was horrified. He was selected as acting attorney general I have every single competence that politics will play a role and his service as acting attorney general President Trump has not indicated whether Whitaker will be considered for the permanent job as US attorney general, miles parks NPR news, Washington..

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"barrett burger" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:24 min | 2 years ago

"barrett burger" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"For the Rose Bowl. The hawk. Hi, dan. Now, what it taking the spotlight in Washington as President Trump's pick to the acting attorney general for the United States. He was US attorney for the southern district of Iowa from two thousand four to two thousand nine the first thing to understand about him is that he's a staunch conservative both in politics and his Christian faith. He worked on. Rick Perry's presidential campaign in Iowa in two thousand twelve and even ran in the Republican primary for the open Senate seat there in two thousand fourteen he has taken some incredibly extreme views on legal issues. That's barrett. Burger the executive director of the center for the advancement of public integrity at Columbia law school, for example, he discusses that he approaches things legal issues. You know, he wants to see them I from the Christian perspective. And then from the constitutional perspective that is not necessarily something we are used to hearing the attorney general say for what Democrats say they're most worried about is Whittaker's views on special counsel, Robert Mueller's investigation. He's been an outspoken critic of the possibility that. Muller could be looking at President Trump's finances. What a CNN op-ed title. Moore's investigation of Trump is going too far in July of last year. He even laid out the groundwork for how a new attorney general could defanged investigation without firing special counsel outright. I 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 uses budget so low that his his best Gatien grinds to absolutely almost dwindle his resources for that reason. Democrats are calling for Whitaker to recuse himself in the rush investigation. Justice sessions did also Whitaker previously worked in Iowa campaign for Trump's presidential campaign staffers Sam Clovis whose figured into the investigation, but Whitaker's giving no indication he plans to give up control his friends say he can balance politics with the job. He's been given. Chuck Larson is the former US ambassador to Latvia. And he went to law school with Whittaker. He says politics won't play into his decision. Making matters lawyer lawyer, he's not a politician who also has a law degree. He's a very skilled attorney, but he also has good political instincts, and he's pragmatic, but I always state Senator Matt McCoy has a different opinion when Whitaker was US attorney back in two thousand seven. He indicted McCoy on account of fraud to democrat and the first openly gay member of the Iowa legislature. He says the charge was clearly politically motivated when you consider the outcome after a nine-day trial. Jury of my peers in roughly twenty minutes came up with a unanimous not guilty verdict, and I was acquitted fully acquitted, and so I know Matt Whitaker will miss us his office because I've seen it. And I know that you will miss use his power because he's done Roxanne common who served in the same position as Whittaker as US attorney for the southern district of Iowa said she was horrified. He was selected as acting attorney general I have every single competence that politics will play a role and his service as acting attorney general President Trump has not indicated whether Whitaker will be considered for the permanent job as US attorney general, miles parks NPR news, Washington..

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"barrett burger" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

04:12 min | 2 years ago

"barrett burger" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

"B I official also happens to be former US attorney Barrett. Burger former assistant US attorney with both the eastern district of New York and the southern district of New York and allies Stoeckel spec with us White House reporter for the L A times, a good evening and welcome to you all Chuck when you add this up to presidents of vice president secretary of state first lady member of congress. Attorney general sooner or later someone at the White House might start treating this as a more serious matter. How would you approach, and how do you think investigators are approaching this this case, what can assure you Brian that invested investigators are treated nece as a very serious matter? Lots of resources are being dedicated to the forensic examination of the devices, and what I call the street examination talking to people who may have seen something or somebody following up leads at come in from the public looking at tips. There's a lot of folks working on this right now. And I do want to mention one agency that doesn't get a lot of credit, but should folks and federal law enforcement know that the postal inspection service the federal criminal arm of the postal service. The men and women who carry badges and guns and investigate crimes against postal workers and crimes involving stuff mailed. Through our postal system. They were terrific agency. And I am sure that they are integral involved in this investigation. Brian Chuck, I've heard that repeatedly from people like yourself who worked with them in the federal government. I've long maintained that sending a letter through the postal service fifty cents for Manhattan to Honolulu is one of the great bargains of the world, six hundred thousand postal employees. And yet this this sub unit this service, most civilians would never have any cause to know exists. They really wouldn't you almost have to be part of the federal law enforcement community. I was a prosecutor to know about them. I had the privilege of working cases with them. They are like for DA or FBI agents, highly trained highly professional and very very good at what they do. And if the case like this one involves something being sent through the males. They're the folks you want to turn to. And of course, this means Barrett. Burger that this these have all. Passed through the postal system. Putting a lot of those employee's unknowingly at risk you investigated. Some bombing cases, I know during your time with the eastern district. I don't want this to be taken wrong, we have a perverse blessing in this case, we have a lot of evidence and a lot of hardware. We have a lot of these parcels intact. Right. Which is an amazing tool for law enforcement at this point. They can as Chuck was mentioning they can look at the forensics. They can look at DNA, but they can also look at the actual devices themselves were fortunate that they didn't go off. So they can look at all of the underlying materials that went into this. So you mentioned that the investigation we had in our case the would be bombers hit actually used hydrogen, peroxide and acetone to try to create this. Well, the FBI was able to go track down receipts and surveillance videos from these beauty supply stores that are would be bombers were shopping at that's how sort of in the weeds they could get based on knowing what materials the bombers would want for this. So I imagine the FBI is going to be doing the exact same. Thing here. And no matter how careful this bombmaker. They're covered in scotch tape. That's kind of DNA magnetic a fragment of hair a couple of skin cells fell out and into these parcels. That's a lead. It's exactly right. This is a treasure trove of evidence for law enforcement officials at this point allies Stoeckel, let's talk about how seriously this White House has been taking it. You heard me when you sum it up and list these officials including but not limited to two of our former presidents, the president had a chance to mention their names in his rally last night took a pass. Is there a disconnect between how shaken up some folks are in these major cities where this has happened and the White House view of this? There's certainly seems to be Brian..

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"barrett burger" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

03:19 min | 2 years ago

"barrett burger" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

"What's your biggest takeaways here? The big takeaways that Rick gates, the deputy campaign manager, of course, pled guilty and is awaiting sentencing considered proposals from a a social media and and psychological operations and opposition research from based in Israel to help the Trump campaign. I think what really stood out to me about the reporting is that the Trump campaign actively considered unsolicited proposals from organizations that want to create false personas to engage in social media manipulation to actually engage in computer generated content butts, and that all of this was in effect a fraud that they were considering to be placed on the American electorate. And this is this is in some ways parallel to exactly what the Russians did and that case it was sponsored by the Russian state, which of course via. It's a whole other panoply of American Federal law, unclear tonight, whether or not this operation was also directed by another foreign government indeed. And let me read this quote from the times article, the Trump campaign's interest in the work began as Russians were escalating their effort to aid Donald J Trump though the Israeli companies pitches were narrower than Moscow's interference campaign and appear unconnected. The documents show that a senior Trump aide saw the promise of a disruption effort to swing voters in Mr. Trump's favor Barrett, a couple of things come to mind. Number one. I wish we could look at a story like this and say, wow, that was that one election where we weren't paying attention and we had meddling in that election to what end. We don't exactly know yet, but it won't be just that one election, sadly, we can say that with almost certainty the question I have for you, do you think given your knowledge, the Muller forces are all over. This and have been all over this for months. Yeah. I mean, this is news to us. This is certainly not news to Muller and his team always remind the Rick gates pled guilty and started cooperating back in February. So this is certainly something that they have been working on. I would be shocked if they were not completely all over this and it's important to remember. I think not to lose sight of the fact that obviously opposites in opposition research is legal. It's done all the time, but the idea that the campaign was reaching out to a company to create these fake personas for the purpose of swaying delegates and trying to get them to support Trump. I mean, whether that is legal technically or not, I think many people would say that just feels wrong. And so regardless of where this ends up, whether it's part of Muller's investigation, whether it is not, I feel like I would not be alone in saying that really doesn't sit well, the idea that we would do that, you know, this kind of. Mastic campaign to mislead our own people during an election to at least assume the people you're dealing with and seeing on social media are at minimum people. For starters, Jeremy bash, Barrett burger. Thank you for explaining to big stories. We witness today, another break for us and coming up with less than thirty days to the midterms. We'll take a look at the most vulnerable Senate candidates on both sides of the aisle. When we continue..

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"barrett burger" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

03:56 min | 2 years ago

"barrett burger" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

"Dollar watch and multiple multimillion. Dollar properties. And then when this man yon victory kovic fled to Ukraine the spigot of cash dried up. And then prosecutors say Manafort started to commit other fraud by essentially trying to get loans from the real estate that he owns and doing things like distorting profit and loss statements overvaluing properties. So as you can imagine, right, and this is going to be a document heavy case. And I fear that it may be boring in some parts, but to lead the jury through it. Prosecutors have a star witness, and that's Rick gates. Who is Paul manafort's right hand, man and other Republican political consultant who has pleaded guilty and is cooperating. But you know, the times is absolutely right and Pete Williams is right. We may not learn very much about Russia collusion in this trial, but we will. I think it will be reinforced to us that Paul Manafort came to the Trump campaign essentially broke and deeply in debt to some Russian oligarchs, and that may have made him a ripe target for recruitment by Russian intelligence. Now, whether he has anything to tell about that, whether that actually happened, I. I think we're gonna have to wait to see whether it's convicted and whether Robert Muller can then compel his testimony in exchange for perhaps a lighter sentence Brian that laid out the case very well, counselor welcome to you a couple of procedural questions. How long does jury selection take in a trial like this? You know, it really depends. I think in this case it may be challenging for them to get a jury. I mean, certainly going to be hard to find people that haven't heard about the case that haven't already for some strong opinions about this case. So this may take a few days. It may take into the second week. I think we could expect to see this story selection may go on for a little while kind of true that until the US presents it its case and were underway. That's that's not really. That's the time when we'll know how this is going to progress. What do they have? How do they plan to lay it out? Absolutely. I think the minute we hear the prosecutors, give their opening statements that will give us a great road map of what we expect to see as far as the evidence goes, will also certainly get to hear from the defense. And that'll be really the first time that we get a chance to see what their strategy is going to be. In this case, what are they doing tonight? What are the feds doing tonight? This is a heavy whiteboard and boxes of documents case, isn't it? It's a, it's a paper case. Exactly. And you know, I think they're doing the exact same thing that prosecutors do across the country. Every time they have a criminal case. It is the unglamorous work of sitting in rooms and marking exhibits, making sure you'll have all your paperwork together making your witnesses or prepped. And in a case like this, which is exactly what you said, a heavy paper case, they're certainly going to be going through those things with a fine tooth come to make sure that everything's in order to ask you about the last bit of drama up until we begin tomorrow. I guess up until opening statements there could be a deal in this case, isn't it possible? Oh, it's incredibly possible. We see that all the time defendants that religious want to push it right up to the limit. It's probably one of the more frustrating things as a prosecutor when you've gone through all the steps that are necessary to get ready for this. But that definitely happens. And I think it would be unlikely in a case like this, but certainly can last question for you. Paul Manafort says to Donald Trump, I'll work for free. Why is that a red flag as the law season? Well, in part because of other evidence, it's pretty clear that Paul Manafort was trying to monetize his service to Donald Trump. We know that he was offering private briefings to this Russian oligarch Oleg der pasta, a man. He owed some ten million dollars to it's now emerged from court filings and so, yeah, I mean, absolutely a red flag and a potential that he was recruit -able by foreign intelligence assets. And that's exactly what's at the heart of Robert Muller's investigation, whether Manafort was involved in any potential coordination with the Russian election interference campaign Bryant. I can't. Thank you both enough Barrett burger Ken, Delaney, and thank you for laying out what begins tomorrow..

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"barrett burger" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

03:08 min | 2 years ago

"barrett burger" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

"Just hours from now. The first jury trial in Robert Muller's Russia investigation gets underway. Jury selection in former Trump campaign chairman, Paul manafort's federal financial fraud trial begins tomorrow morning in northern Virginia. Manafort is accused of hiding at least thirty million dollars in offshore accounts to avoid paying US taxes. We should note Manafort has pleaded not guilty to all these charges are NBC news, Justice correspondent Pete Williams points out just today, quote, if Manafort is convicted prosecutors would have powerful leverage for attempting to compel his testimony before a grand jury about whether he knows of any improper dealings between the Trump campaign and the Russians. The trial itself is not expected to shed any light on Russia's meddling. Meanwhile, President Trump's attorney Rudolph Giuliani who we might have mentioned in the previous segment. Said today, he is sure. Manafort has nothing on President Trump. And he has no information incriminating the president. I know that for a fact. They can squeeze him. Paul Manafort. Does not know anything and nor nor could it be possible he did. He was wasn't for four months. I was there when Paul Manafort was there. Paul Manafort with a brilliant gatherer of yellow gauge gather of delegates. He was chairman of the was, but he really wasn't Jared and and the sons and bossy. And these other people were really running note that he was the chairman of the campaign, but he really wasn't here with us to talk about it. We welcome to our broadcast Barrett burger. She's a former assistant US attorney with both the eastern district of New York on the southern district of New York and KENDALL aliens back with us NBC news intelligence and national security reporter who will be inside the courtroom tomorrow covering the trial. Ken, I'd like to begin with a headline from the New York Times tonight, and it reads Russia is not on the docket at manafort's trial, but it will be in the air. What would they mean? That's well put. Brian actually. One prosecutor said that he did not even expect the word Russia to come up. At all in the trial. And in fact, it's not even clear that the jury will be told explicitly that Paul Manafort worked for Donald Trump. But this is a significant trial nonetheless in no small part. Because look, Paul Manafort has been a fixture of Republican politics going back in the nineteen seventies. He ran the campaign of Gerald Ford. Ronald Reagan Bob Dole, and he also was one of the first people to monetize his service as a political strategist with his old partner Roger stone. And that's really sort of getting us where we are today because he went to work for this Russian back Ukrainian oligarch. And as you said, prosecutors allege, he was paid some sixty million dollars for this service over many years of public relations and lobbying for this rather unsavory character. And for reasons that may maybe only Manafort can explain prosecutors say he tried to avoid paying taxes on these millions and he structured the payments in the form of loans, and they funded a lavish lifestyle that included ten thousand dollar suits and at twenty one thousand.

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