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Fresh update on "bill barr" discussed on The Vegas Take

The Vegas Take

00:59 min | 2 hrs ago

Fresh update on "bill barr" discussed on The Vegas Take

"I got that We got to get the loud The the loud noises JD bouncing across their bow, I think is march still on the line because I'm impressed. I how we are absolutely thrilled that Mark has stayed on the line for for for a All long timer. Mark. You still with us here? What's on the Vegas take It looks like Mark has left the building as well to how we appreciate appreciate it. Appreciate, at least leaving his phone on right. And I was ready. Probably walked away, make some lunch or something. No city for that arrogant tone, and I was ready. There's gonna be something coming. I was I was looking for 7022575396 is the phone number one joins us here on the Vegas Take Rod. We appreciate the phone call. How are you doing today? Hey, what's up, Ron? Ron, are you with us? Is Ron. On of the line. Do we have run? It appears we don't 7022575396 Gary also has been waiting on the line. Gary I don't know if he's make taking the dive into a live Asians today or not, Gary, do we have you here on the Vegas Take What's going on. And Gary apparently has also bounced out 7022575396. We also have David, I believe is that David also joining us here? On the show. David, What's going on my friend. Hey, what's up? Going on? How you how you doing? J. J D. You said you were open to being persuaded. Correct. Correct, Correct. Let me ask you this. So remember when Trump was a candidate. A big part of his appeal was he was he was different. He was an outsider businessman and part of the stick was I always hire the best people. That's why I get the best That's completely relevant. Big. I remember that what it's not when he fired when he fired Comey. He could have hired anybody he wanted. He hired Christopher Wray. Yeah. Then, when he went through a couple of Attorney General's, he fired Jeff sessions, he hired Bill Barr. So Bill Barr, right, So so Trump Trump was awful at hiring by the way, at least as it was. Now. He may He may have been good at hiring for his business, but but what he did, was he. Those recommendations of Mike Pence those recommendations of establishment career politicians? That Trump had close to him Who gave him poor recommendations. Donald Trump, one of one of Donald Trump's biggest downfalls, was hiring Anthony Fauci. Obviously that was that that and that was that was Mike and that was Mike Pence's recommendation. It was hiring it was hiring Chris Wray. It was it was, it was it was getting it was getting Jared Kushner actively because they're Jared Kushner was was a big problem. My opinion he was good for foreign policy, but that's really it. It was. He did a lot of different things. A lot of people were in his head and he was listening to them. And he should have been doing that. And I don't think that Rhonda Santos would make those same mistakes if and when he is president. Let's say the average of 2024 so Bill Barr was there for a while, and he did a lot of stuff for Trump and help without getting through all the judges, he Signed off on all these pardons that were real controversial. He did everything Trump went out look aroma as far as far as pardon goes, Let's not forget that Bill Clinton pardoned his own brother. And But what about ism? And and Barack and and they're all kinds of what about ism? We'll know everything pardons. No. What I what I'm proving here is hypocrisy like you're saying that that Bill Barr gave Trump some some excessive amount of pardons? No, no brought Barack Barack Obama. Think between pardons and what's the other word for? What do they do? Besides the partners? A second word for it? They give to criminals. Computation? Yes, Yes, Yes, yes. Comment. Yeah, between pardons and commutations. I think Barack Obama had 1900 of those right. But you don't know about the righteousness of those You don't know about whether or not they were justified. Trump had a total. I think of 212 between the two. Okay, Okay, so, so let's let's not let's not let's not pretend That that Bill Barr was was Trump's personal attorney who was helping him who was helping him push through all these pardons at a rate significantly higher than any other president in America, because that's just not the case. Okay, So I just my question. My question, though, is All these people, the person in charge of the FBI, the person in charge of the Justice Department and Fauci, the person you know the point guy in the pandemic right now on the right. He's like the boogeyman. The monster. He was in on it. He should be in, but I mean, it's It's very clear that he was in on it. Trump Trump is the one that put all these people in power. Trump is the only one I I I agree. Donald Donald Trump made some serious hiring issues. I I completely agree with you on that. So if there was if there was voter fraud, I mean, the people that there would be in position is not like a radio host or Hannity or some, you know a person like that or some person on Twitter. It's the person heading the FBI with all those resource. If there was voter fraud that was in any way, like provable or not to swing the election. Think Bill Barr would have said so. And I think he has access to more information than you all these. Like. Well, look at this video. Bill Barr. Actually, he actually recommended that all those investigations were shut down. And that came out about two weeks ago. Bill Barr was not he was he was a establishment again. Establishment career guy in politics. Remember, he was George Bush's attorney General George W. Bush. So he was that's that's why Trump again. He brought him on through recommendations so much because he was he was the experience guy. He was the expert. He had all the experience, and that's why he ended up on team Trump. And I think I think Donald Trump made a lot of mistakes, making hires like that from recommendations from people he trusted in his inner circle like Mike Pence, who, in my opinion, where the wrong guys to trust Great call David Appreciate the back and forth. We'll see exactly what you know how the banter escalates regarding voting and election bills. And in Washington, D C Democrats Republicans are gonna be going out of here. And for the near future is your A C out? Is it.

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Rep. Adam Schiff and Other Democrats Leaking Away Classified Information

The Dan Bongino Show

01:12 min | Last week

Rep. Adam Schiff and Other Democrats Leaking Away Classified Information

"So he's got a big investigation going on arrogant. No attorney general Huge investigation here from Axios at Garland's discretion. The DOJ inspector general has opened an investigation into the Trump era. DOJ is use of secret subpoenas. To obtain data belonging to House Democrats again. They only cared when it happened to Democrats. Says. Here's the big picture. At least a dozen people link the House Intelligence Committee. The House Intelligence Committee, including Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell, both fierce critics of former President Trump won, by the way had a little relationship with Fang Face still hasn't told us about that had their records sees between 2017 in early 2018 is part of the leak investigation. Democrats in Congress have launched their own investigation they demanded, former Attorney General Bill Barr and Jeff Sessions testified. Not only this shift and small while and others leak away to the media, giving away potentially classified at minimum for official use information because they don't care. I mean, these are obviously partisan hacks committed to the destruction of their political opponents. All any and all people and obstacles get in the way they'll barge right through law regulations. Decency. They don't care that Democrats, not one bit Nobody said a peep one. The same thing happened in

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'Pure Insanity': New Details Emerge About Trump Pressuring Justice Dept. Over 2020 Election

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | Last week

'Pure Insanity': New Details Emerge About Trump Pressuring Justice Dept. Over 2020 Election

"There are new details of how Donald Trump pressured the justice department to investigate his unsubstantiated election fraud claims before leaving office the house oversight committee has released emails from the White House is showing a push by the president and his allies to challenge the election result even though former Attorney General bill Barr had said there was no evidence of widespread fraud the email sent to acting AG Jeff Rosen and others included de bont and unfounded conspiracy theories including one that Italy was using satellites to change votes which the deputy acting AG called pure insanity one email included a draft legal briefs for the Supreme Court Sager mag ani Washington

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U.S. To Donate 500 Million Doses to Global COVID-19 Vaccine Supply

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

01:33 min | Last week

U.S. To Donate 500 Million Doses to Global COVID-19 Vaccine Supply

"Speaking at the g. Seven summit on thursday president biden said this quote the united states will purchase a half a billion doses of pfizer cove nineteen vaccine to donate to nearly one hundred nations. That are in dire need in the fight against this pandemic. that's a historic step the largest single purchase and donation of covid nineteen vaccines by any single country. Ever unquote He said these vaccines will start being shipped in august as quickly as they can be manufactured. Two hundred million doses To be delivered this year with another three hundred million in the first half of twenty twenty two bill what what do you make this As a foreign policy initiative exercise in soft power. I think it's it's great. I'm glad the biden administration is doing this. Look at the position. we're in now. Just as opposed to a few months now that we're now in the position to donate these extra vaccines. I think it also shows is our editorial points out that We can help the world with their vaccinations without having to suspend intellectual property rights. And so for some of the more dubious ways that they want to do it. So i think there are a few questions you could ask about the distribution and how you know how we're going to choose but it it's it's a it's a great move it you know. It speaks to the best of america and we can do it in. It's it's it's it's a great thing for the world

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Congress, Justice Dept. probing Trump seizures of Dems' data

AP News Radio

00:48 sec | Last week

Congress, Justice Dept. probing Trump seizures of Dems' data

"The justice department's internal watchdog is now looking into what top Democrats call a shocking abuse of power by the trump administration the department's inspector general is investigating after revelations that the trump era justice department secretly seized phone records from at least two house Democrats in the leaks probe intelligence committee chair Adam Schiff and panel member Eric Swalwell say apple told them last month the department subpoenaed their metadata and received it three years ago as the committee investigating trump's Russia ties subpoenaing lawmakers private information is extraordinarily rare the Senate's top two Democrats are demanding former trump attorneys general bill Barr and Jeff sessions testified Sager mag ani Washington

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Dems Demand Trump Officials Testify on Reported Records Seizure

Terry Meiners and Company

00:18 sec | Last week

Dems Demand Trump Officials Testify on Reported Records Seizure

"Over what they call a shocking abuse of power. They're threatening to subpoena former attorneys General Bill Barr and Jeff Sessions if they don't testify voluntarily. That comes amid reports the Trump Justice Department secretly subpoena data from two Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee. When the pandemic started, there were concerns that suicides would

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Trump Administration, House Democrats House Intelligence Committee And Eric Swalwell discussed on AP News Radio

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | Last week

Trump Administration, House Democrats House Intelligence Committee And Eric Swalwell discussed on AP News Radio

"The justice department once an internal probe of revelations that the trump administration seized phone data from house Democrats house intelligence committee members Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell have been told the trump era justice department sees the data as part of an aggressive crackdown on leaks while the department routinely investigates leaks opening such a probe into lawmakers is extraordinarily rare a senior justice department official tells the AP deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco was asking the department's watchdog to investigate that comes after the Senate's top Democrats demanded trump attorneys general bill Barr and Jeff sessions testified about the seizures Sager made Ghani

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Senate Demands Former AGs Testify About Trump Data Seizure

AP News Radio

00:48 sec | Last week

Senate Demands Former AGs Testify About Trump Data Seizure

"The Senate's top Democrats are demanding to former attorneys general testify about what they call a gross abuse of power Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin say bill Barr and Jeff sessions must testify about the trump era justice department secret seizure of data from house Democrats three years ago that's after congressman Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell were told the seizure was part of a crackdown on leaks related to the Russia probe and other matters while the department routinely investigates leaks a probe of lawmakers is extraordinarily rare ship calls it the weaponization of law enforcement by a corrupt president Schumer and Durbin say it's shocking and Bahrain sessions are subject to a subpoena if they refuse to testify Sager made Ghani Washington

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Former AG Bill Barr Stopped China From Potentially Manipulating Incoming U.S. Government

The Dan Bongino Show

01:21 min | Last week

Former AG Bill Barr Stopped China From Potentially Manipulating Incoming U.S. Government

"And that Bill Barr, them would not leave until the possibility of China being able to manipulate our incoming incoming government, saying things like, Hey, look what we got on Hunter. Look what we got on small. Well, who knows what Swalwell could have told this Chinese spy? Somebody in DOJ left and was having none of it. And probably said, Listen, we're going to let Hunter No, he's under investigation. You guys gotta you better run this story. I mean, can you imagine how critical this must have been? That someone felt the need to publicly notify Hunter Biden? He was under investigate. Imagine that press the pressure that put on FBI agents at the top, some of whom sadly seem to be entirely in line with the Democrat agenda. Imagine the pressure. They must have put on them to tell them no, no, you've gotta you've gotta you've gotta let hunter by No, because we're going to release this today. You've got to let hunter Biden no And he's under investigation. Probably. Why? Why would we do that? We need to keep this crime. We don't want to do any damage to the Biden name until we you know, we absolutely no, we have to. We want to hold that to the last minute Like Nope. We're leaking it to the media. You got to do it. I can only imagine the conversations or the winks and nods that went on behind the scenes. To make sure that this story got out there before Joe Biden entered office. So again, the Chinese government had no possible blackmail

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Did Attorney General Barr Expose Hunter Biden Story to Devalue China Blackmail?

The Dan Bongino Show

01:57 min | Last week

Did Attorney General Barr Expose Hunter Biden Story to Devalue China Blackmail?

"We have the potential for an incoming government. With a prominent member of Congress. And his bosom buddy Nancy Pelosi. Along with the now president elect of the United States. We cannot allow the Chinese government to have a stack this high a cornucopia thanksgiving feast of blackmail material on them. Because ladies and gentlemen the whole essence of black males, you're going to leak information Other people don't have and you're going to embarrass them. Well, you can't blackmail somewhat about leaked information if it's already leaked it out there. You know if producer Jim and I were planning on robbing a bank and emailing each other and the New York Times got a hold of it, said Dan, We're putting these emails out in public unless you do x Y or Z. It's no good. If the emails are already out in public, that's not how blackmail works. So is it possible someone in DOJ bar someone else? I don't know. I can't get in their heads. But is it possible if not likely? Someone in DOJ said. We're going to have a big China blackmail problem from a nuclear powered enemy, the United States. If we let this stand, we better put this out right now, before these guys swear it again. Folks, these dates can't possibly be a coincidence. Read the headlines. Bill Barr is gonna going to leave the administration. December 14th exclusive. Chinese spy Targeted California politicians, notably Democrats, December 8th. Federal criminal investigation. 100 Biden focuses on his business dealings in China. December 10th. There's no way that's a coincidence. No way. These events had to be related bar had to see what was coming that we had people in the government and entering into the government, Joe Biden, who were compromise How do you get rid of the compromise? You put the information out there you reduce its value. I mean, you wipe its

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The Connnection Between AG Barr's Departure and China's Blackmail on Biden, Congress Officials

The Dan Bongino Show

01:52 min | Last week

The Connnection Between AG Barr's Departure and China's Blackmail on Biden, Congress Officials

"As well and tell me if you can see what's going on. So I look at the next article. It's from Axios. It says exclusive. Suspected Chinese spy targeted California politicians Bethany Allen and Zach Dorfman. He said. Look at the date which for those of you watching on Fox Nation home, I highlighted right there. There you go. Bam! Wrestling by paper flip there. The date on that is December 8th of 2020. Mhm. I still wasn't picking it up. I said Yes. Send me what else? What else yet? He said, I want to look at this one more. This third article. Maybe now it'll all start to make sense. Third article, CNN, Evan Perez, Pamela Brown federal criminal investigation and a hunter. Biden focuses on his business dealings in China. I was like, Yes, yes, I think I got. Would I picking up what you're putting down right now? The fighting 279. I'm getting it Daddio, he said. Look at the date on the CNN piece about Hunter Biden in China. There's a common thread here. It's December 10 2020. Mm. Checking out the dates of these seemingly unrelated events. My source says to me. I think there's something there. Is it possible that on the way out the door Before Bill Barr resigned. In December of 2020. He obviously knew he was going to leave, probably as early as November, if not earlier. Is it possible that Bill Barr New China had a 47 FT High stack of blackmail paperwork on Hunter Biden, Eric Swalwell and maybe other members of Congress. Oh Oh oh, He's like You think these dates are just one big

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Judge Orders Release of DOJ Memo Justifying Not Prosecuting Trump

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

01:40 min | Last month

Judge Orders Release of DOJ Memo Justifying Not Prosecuting Trump

"Judge in dc ordered the justice department to release a document that they've been trying to keep secret for years. Now it's the document. The justice department drew up to justify not bringing criminal charges against then president donald trump for obstruction of justice. Judge amy berman jackson and her blistering ruling this week said that trump attorney general bill barr and other trump justice department officials had essentially lied to the public and lied to the court about bars decision. That trump wouldn't be prosecuted despite the muller investigation laying out more than ten potentially criminal instances in which the president acted to obstruct the investigation into russia. Interfering in the two thousand sixteen election to help trump win the presidency of the justice department is under very very very new management. It's going to be interesting to see if the justice department. Now under attorney-general merrick garland follows judge jackson's ruling and releases document about not prosecuting trump. Or will they appeal to continue the trump justice department's efforts to keep that documents secret. The clock is ticking. On that we've been watching this every day. Now because they've got less than two weeks to either file that appeal or let that document see the light of day and in either case it's to be a really big deal. If we do see that document and as the judge hinted in her ruling it turns out that bar and the trump justice department never substantively considered the evidence evidence against trump if it turns out the evidence that trump committed obstruction was just ignored. Well that puts a very hot potato. In the lap of the new justice department leadership under president biden as to whether they might pursue those charges against trump nail

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Judge Says Bill Barr Was Misleading on Trump Obstruction

BBC World Service

00:54 sec | Last month

Judge Says Bill Barr Was Misleading on Trump Obstruction

"Of a document that the Justice Department used when it declined to charge. Former President Trump with obstruction. NPR's Carrie Johnson reports that the judge is raising questions about misrepresentations to the court Judge Jamie Berman Jackson delivered a victory for the nonprofit citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington crew. Crew sued to get a copy of the memo that Trump Justice Department cited when it decided not to indict the former president for interfering with the probe by special counsel Robert Mueller. Judge Jackson has now reviewed the document, and she says it appears the Trump DOJ had already decided not to charge the former president with a crime. She says some of their explanations were misleading and incomplete. A spokesman for new leaders at the Biden Justice Department declined comment. The DOJ has two weeks to respond in court. Carrie Johnson NPR NEWS Washington The former Minneapolis

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Attorney General Barr: No reason to name special counsels to investigate Hunter Biden or election fraud

Ernie Brown

00:23 sec | 6 months ago

Attorney General Barr: No reason to name special counsels to investigate Hunter Biden or election fraud

"General Bill Barr says he sees no reason to appoint a special counsel on potential election fraud or the tax investigation into Hunter Biden, the son of President elect Joe Biden. To this point, I have not seen a reason to a pointer. Special counsel and I have no plan to do so before I leave Bar also says he believes Russia was behind a cyber attack targeting the U. S government, which President Trump has said involved. China

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Barr: No need for special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden, election fraud

WBZ Midday News

00:28 sec | 6 months ago

Barr: No need for special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden, election fraud

"Going. Attorney General Bill Barr says he will not appoint a special counsel to investigate President elect Joe Biden's son Hunter on potential election or tax fraud. I have not seen a reason to appoint a special counsel and I have no plan to do so before I leave bar, saying in his final press conference today that the investigation into Hunter Biden's financial dealings was being handled. Responsibly and professionally.

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Attorney General William Barr resigns

The Beat with Ari Melber

04:42 min | 6 months ago

Attorney General William Barr resigns

"Attorney. General bill barr is formally resigned. He leaves office next week. A move that shows. How far differed from so many republican veterans in washington who did find themselves ultimately fire by tweet in the trump era sources around bar have been leaking his departure plans for weeks. They're now trying to cast some kind of independent figure who left clashing with trump over issues like voter fraud and keeping that newly revealed hunter biden probe secret before the election. Now let me tell you having covered this throughout the whole period of the trump. doj this is classic bar. It's not unlike the gap between bars letter that offer a muller book report and the actual report which is one of the many misleading and political acts that led so many. Doj veterans across both parties. Demand bar resign long before he did this week. And in addition to that meddling in the mueller probe you had meddling in cases regarding trump allies while bars own resignation letter doubles down on this problem. He falsely described tump trump. doj's own russia probe as an effort to cripple or oust the trump administration with frenzied and baseless accusations of collusion. He adds his salute to trump's quote unprecedented achievements for the american people joined now by a former federal prosecutor who has been a keen observer of the bar justice department. John flannery council. Good to see you good to see you days. Well we have the recency effect. Every lawyer knows it in trial you want to leave the jury with that last thought in their mind and it's probably going to be more effective than what you talked about on the first day. Right bar is nothing. If not an effective at times canny lawyer he leaves pointing and sources pointing to his clashes with donald trump. Do you think that's the way to remember him or was it a lot more of that earlier loyalty loyalty. I don't think is the key word for him. I think the words for him is that he's always believed does a federalist and somewhat of a christian cult this that the people really don't know what's best for them and so he really does believe in a monarchical government although it's striking to read his december fourteenth letter of resignation which reads a little bit like a hostage letter. I mean he's talking about how great this guy was abused them in the end because perhaps he couldn't go as far in their bromance in crime as trump was prepared to go. And like you said there's a whole series of things this man has done right after. He assured america he was going to be a great attorney general. Well he's probably the most erupt act of armor attorney general's throughout the history of the united states. That's his mark that's his legacy and he did it because he was not a law enforcement officer he was about his or trump. He did what trump needed to do for that policy. Which i suggest which. I think the embrace which is A government by fiat. I don't have to listen to you. Even congress Supported trump usurping usurping. The court Analyzing and investigating the investigations. That he then misrepresented as you. I said in. The mueller investigation. He has been every place. And i'm among those those thousands of prosecutors who said he should resign while he has belatedly but not for the reasons we said. He's he's obviously said something else but as he's going out the door. He was compromising those convictions. He was compromising are free and fair elections by these bogus statements he made about. We've found this fraud and somewhere along the line. it seems like there must have been an intervention. Somebody maybe a good criminal defense lawyer or someone who's concerned about ethics by which he could retain his bar license said. You have any idea what you're doing. Do you wanna be standing next to this guy. When he's flying to florida on the day of the inauguration or whatever crazy thing he does between now and january fifth or january six or january twentieth and trump He trump inhales the souls of people and guess them to do things that are their worst possible performances. And he's done that with bar. I don't know where bhargava would you like to have his resume he he. He came to this job because he was going to burnish his reputation and his re what could be his retirement years. Well now he's retired and he's done a lot of time in ford at hearings judicial proceedings. That had nothing to do with him. Running the show

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"bill barr" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

03:12 min | 6 months ago

"bill barr" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"That it it sort of becomes another person who worked for trump. i think worked hard for trump and then leaves. You know non under the best of circumstances and i think that's a i think in the long run we will look at what Bill barr did and and he will look very well. In retrospect and we have yet to hear from joe biden on his attorney general nominee But we do have a justice department that is investigating. Reportedly hunter biden the incoming president son and in the middle of a transition. Kim do you think that that bars Departure makes it more likely that the justice department will appoint a special counsel in that case. I certainly hope not. I know that there are rising pressure rising calls from republicans that he do so We actually wrote an editorial and that came out today. Making the i thought very persuasive argument for why that would be a bad idea and mostly because it's a question of political accountability You just mentioned the fact that joe biden going to be naming an attorney general. We don't know who that is yet. But that attorney general in my mind should have to own responsibility for the proper outcome of a or a legitimate outcome in an investigation and the hunter biden. Meaning you know. We know that the us attorney for delaware has been looking at this for two years now. They opened the investigation in two thousand eighteen. It should be by all accounts. A fairly straightforward financial investigation it send money laundering and tax questions. Those are things that. Us attorneys office deal with all the time. There's no reason to believe that they cannot finish that Probe fairly and competently as long as there's no political pressure on them. And so you know. I think the problem with special counsels is that they comment. They're not accountable to anybody. They ended up going off on these wild tangents at takes years People often donut up getting the full story. Look at the mess that was muller whereas we ought to have. The attorneys here continued to do their job. And you know We've had members of congress who have said already at going to be watching this really closely. And if the incoming. Us attorney general us attorney general in any way switches staff out or direct people to a certain outcome or tries to kill this probe. We're going to blow the whistle and you could imagine. There would be leaks from the attorney's office. Said also blew the whistle and the and the biden administration hap- take the political consequences in blowback from that. But i. i would hope that we wouldn't go down another special council. They never end well but that call. It seems bill is now not going to be made by bill barr but potentially by you know his his replacement acting attorney general in this last month of the trump administration right the reports are that donald trump wants a special counsel for for hunter biting so the question is is he going to..

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Attorney General William Barr resigns

The Erick Erickson Show

00:26 sec | 6 months ago

Attorney General William Barr resigns

"Bill barr has resigned. Attorney general is out. It was his choice. He was not pushed out by the president. The president says as much bill barr says as much. It's amazing how many people in the media assume that they know more It's not actually true He decided Weeks ago that once. The electoral college was set old and other avenues for ligation pursued. would be preempted by that that he would step

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First COVID-19 vaccine given in New York: "Healing is coming"

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

01:29 min | 6 months ago

First COVID-19 vaccine given in New York: "Healing is coming"

"Come on the air at the end of a history making day a day. That saw the first vaccinations in our country a day. When the electoral college maids joe biden's election already official even more official. If that's possible this was also the day attorney. General bill barr decided to spend more time with his family. There's one more thing as we enter the teeth of this dark winter of the pandemic our nation's death toll today surpassed three hundred thousand souls. It will take months. Perhaps a season or two before the vaccine is our ticket out of this and we're anywhere closer to being in the clear but that journey started with a single shot today when an icu nurse in new york became the first person in our country to get the vaccine and afterwards spoke with more emotion and more understanding of public health than we heard from the president today relieved. I feel like feeling this comment. I hope this marks the beginning to the end very painful time in our history. I want to instill public confidence that the maxine say we're in a pandemic we all the door part. How about that on. The virus has tightened its grip on this

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Trump declines to say whether he still has confidence in Barr

Michael Berry

00:26 sec | 7 months ago

Trump declines to say whether he still has confidence in Barr

"Trump today discussing Attorney General Bill Barr's comments that the Justice Department has found no evidence of any widespread voter fraud that would change the outcome of the presidential election. They haven't looked very hard. Which is a disappointment, to be honest with you because it's massive fraud. When asked if he's lost confidence in bar, the president said, to ask him that question again in a couple of weeks. Last month, the president fired a homeland security official who said this year's election was secure.

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"bill barr" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show

The Charlie Kirk Show

04:50 min | 8 months ago

"bill barr" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show

"Why bill barr has been activated into action is because of programs like ours. You understand that politicians play out the script that we give them. You have to understand that. The people in charge do as they are told. They need clear instructions so we keep the drumbeat going here every single night. That is the pressure the public pressure campaign that they need one hundred percent to do what the right thing so by for example every single one of you right now that are watching in your like can we possibly get a revote. Yes we can happen last year earlier com north carolina orders new. Us us election after tainted vote. Every single person should be publicizing. That democrats were calling for a revote. They didn't like the election results. We are calling for a revote because of the same thing that they wanted the revote for for election. Fraud you criminal indictments isn't just election frog. This is like these are. They had deep concerns about the election right and they did a revoke straight a fraud. And they're like no no no no no no need to revoke literally video footage of people ripping up and our our guy was registering people. And they're like oh gotta revote. It's the district that we have to win. It's unbelievable okay. you guys. I'm reading through more of this giant stack of voter fraud. Which is quite fascinating. Maybe we should email everyone a copy of this because it really is a good coming here. We go utterly all absentee ballots. Absentee ballots absentee ballots. Sending in absentee ballots for illegal aliens. Mailing absentee ballot to another state that you're not registered anymore because you left which is certainly a concern in the state of nevada that we've been hearing a lot about lately casting absentee ballot after already casting an in person ballot because it's open after election day like we were just talking about a minute ago. I mean i could literally come up with tens of thousands examples of for you guys right now in twenty twenty In years past in previous elections. This is un believable to me that we have people who've been prosecuted for this before it's been a concern before and yet everyone is saying there's no substantial evidence of widespread voter fraud. Absentee ballots are completely safe to use. There's no concern for mail in voting whatsoever..

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"bill barr" Discussed on Majority 54

Majority 54

07:53 min | 9 months ago

"bill barr" Discussed on Majority 54

"For, this week and misinformation, we're GONNA have a special bill bar focused segment and the reason, i. Don't. Get excited the regards your calls and letters people. Yeah. We're. Doing, we're giving the people what they want. The reason we're doing this is because almost a preemptive segment meaning like we are expecting a lot of misinformation to come from our attorney general and the reason is there's been a pattern of behavior from bill bar. You go all the way back to how he basically put the Kibosh on the impeachment report. In a very sinister way, was able to mangle it in in the public debate and ever since then he has been showing his cards, not a person who has sworn an oath to the constitution but if somebody who is a political operative serving the interests of the president, not as an office, but as a human being as a person. So there are a couple of things he did over the past few weeks that I think it's important for us to take. Note of one is he announced and his Justice Department announced that he's GonNa Brand New, York City Seattle and Portland as anarchist jurisdictions that can lose federal funding and this is important for those of us who live. In some of those cities and those who care about cities like that because these are cities that are ready send way more federal dollars to the system than they get back in return, and although there's a lot of griping about that you know we're we're generally we'd like to be good civic citizens. So we understand that we're never going to get one hundred percent back that we want, but we've always been fighting for more parody. So he's saying he's going to go even further than that and clawback federal funds He also had a remarkable soundbite over the past week where he compared cove lockdowns to slavery. Stay at home orders is like house arrest. It's it's it's you know other than slavery which was a different kind of restraint. This is the greatest intrusion on Civil Liberties in American history we have a little bit more about Barbara. Let's pause there like what what should we make of this and how should we prepare ourselves for what could be a few months which the Justice Department. is going to be run as an arm of the trump political campaign yeah. I think when anything having to do with bar comes up, I think it's important to start with the question of. Who does that help right because when when he took the job he signed up for the job like whole hog in the sense that he signed up to basically replace Michael Cohen as trump's fixer and I, think it's important whenever you're talking about this with with anybody in your life who's undecided or whatever is to point out that the job of the Attorney General is actually to be our fixer that he's he's really are he's not running a Department of Justice. He's running department of revenge on behalf of president trump and in particular on the anarchist jurisdiction thing. This is just really clear that they just really really badly WanNa make de-fund the police in issue in the election, and that's why if you look there only targeting with this. Ridiculous. Order, blue states who they have no chance of winning Minneapolis and Austin have both reduced police funding. But trump is in a fight to win Texas and Minnesota so they didn't make the list. So it's just I think the question with anything having to do with bar any news coming out of the Justice Department, is you just gotTa. Emphasize who does this? Actually serve because the answer is always trump right and it's important to also note that he he mentioned the national lockdown which did not happen and there were specific state stay at home orders and I think anybody who's been in any of the states with pretty strict stayed home orders. It's not like police were around people who are in violation of these things. And he's the attorney general other than a few cases about churches. He hasn't really done anything. So if he really does think that this is like Komatsu or something Japanese interment camps or eugenics or Jim Crow you know it's worse than all of these different things you would think that he would have done something as the the Attorney General of the United. States to to solve this incredible crisis of civil liberties. Also, can we be real for a second about stay at home orders like other than a a little bit of news I've heard about what's happening like in California in new. York. Where I've seen some footage where they're actually enforcing these in the rest of the country we're on the honor code man like this. Like there's no real enforcement. This is. It is like in our town it is the mayor wisely saying, this is how this has to work, and this is how this is going to work in public places and frankly the vast majority of Kansas City in going. Yeah. Yeah I think that makes sense and then just abiding diet and kind of not acknowledging the fact that there's really no enforcement mechanism. So anybody who's mad about stay at home order and who brings that up to point out to them, and we're all just kind of doing this on the Honor Code like if you're mad. At somebody it's your neighbors. It's not really the people in power because they actually have the resources to enforce everything I'm thinking about is like what else has the attorney general weighed in on recently hit his is one of the chief cabinet level positions that should be building public confidence in the free and fair administration of our elections but he is also repeatedly calling that into question too. So really commenting doubt discord and just all kinds of unhelped homeless for everybody except for one particular person. So Jason's point. Now you gotTa Ask who is he actually? WHO's this work benefiting the most right and you know Republicans were apoplectic that Loretta Lynch had the nerve to meet with Bill Clinton and say a quick hello on a tarmac of an airport. Meanwhile, we have bar making statements like this we have bar like I said WHO you know is massaging the impeachment report. He's dropping against Flynn. He reduced his sentence he gets stone. These are friends of the president who have secrets to keep, and then he went further and he's signaling how he thinks about the office and I. Think it's really important to take him at his word. So he was at a forum recently and he went off about his own Justice Department employees basically talking about how line prosecutors have too much discretion, and then he went on to talk about how he views the office and this is what he said. He said under the law prosecutorial power is vested in the Attorney General and these people are agents of the Attorney General as I say the FBI agents, who's Asian do you think you are? I. Don't say this in a pompous way. By the way. But that is the chain of authority and legitimacy in the Department of Justice. So he doesn't say guys in a pompous way, but I was under the impression that they're agents of the constitution and of this country not of the attorney. General am I wrong about that. But I've said it before he's poor man's Cheney and like he would he understands his power and using power and anything that he does in order to use that power toward what he wants to accomplish is therefore virtuous by default and anybody who wants to have a conversation about bill bar I just say. If after the Iraq war, you think the Dick Cheney should have had more responsibility and been kept around then like bill. Bar Is your guy. I thought the bar was set up unintended very low with Jeff sessions. This guy's going to game limbo. It's GonNa. Keep going lower and lower and lower. So we fall on our ass as a country which we may have done already but just to signal to to listeners. Okay. Why? Why pay attention? Because two things one is you may see a wave of a politically motivated prosecutions as we head towards the election very possible and to is that the Justice Department has a tremendous amount of authority over the way that elections are run and also the overtime period what happens after an election if they're still disputes about the vote, which we can pretty much guarantee, it's going to happen..

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"bill barr" Discussed on Majority 54

Majority 54

02:30 min | 9 months ago

"bill barr" Discussed on Majority 54

"Right. I mean I think one of the things that Pete is so remarkably great at because it's authentic He because he is a man of faith he can connect with supporters of faith and conversations on some of these. Really for me difficult issues, he's not engaging discrediting faith is the place motivation. He's actually using that as the way to conversation about you know some of these harder questions of morality in right and wrong. It's important to be to meet every voter in supporter where they arm to be able to have those conversations with rather than discredit than I think that also applies on this on the reproductive rights and abortion come conversations. We don't begrudge anybody ruining in faith that might lead them that their physician, what we want to talk about as the position in how it applies very reputable. So this week's quarantine corner is brought to us by our friends at neum and I posted this on social media the other day. But I've been using neum since few months ago and I like a lot of listeners probably let certain habits get out of hand during quarantine and so in the past few months I've started to rain those in and through Newman through all the different. Techniques and tools you have they have their I lost a ton of weight and I think one psychological trick I played over the past few weeks where I've seen some of the biggest progresses I actually stopped focusing so much on exercise and basically said my willpower I'm not gonNA apply it to exercise I may exercise because I want to but I'm not gonNA feel obligated to. I'm going to focus all of my willpower on food and that's it. So if I don't work out five days in a row, but I eat, well, that's where I wanNA use my willpower and it's amazing like I saw much better results than if I had worked out five times a day for that entire period time, and so I, think I learned something there might be little to exercise focus a nine up food focus urine an exercise focused person. So I guess this means this is just a change it doesn't mean I'm not accessible he's just last focus. Your Life, my exercise focused mentor in life. So now now I'm just rocked from the from the foundation I don't even know what to do. No. WELL MINUS MIKE WANTING CORNER ITEM is food related as well. I am officially just teams sweet potato just bake them slice them up. Put them in the fridge three ounces of sweet potato. One Small Kantar Deans that's become like my go-to snack for about the last couple of months..

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"bill barr" Discussed on Majority 54

Majority 54

06:18 min | 9 months ago

"bill barr" Discussed on Majority 54

"I'm Jason Candor, and this is majority fifty four, the podcast that helps the fifty four percent who did not vote for Donald? Trump talked to those who did about the most divisive issues in our country Revenue WanNa tell folks about our special guest co host this week our special guests today is actually the person who introduces US Jason Back Right after your Senate run. We were putting on this thing called the arena summit right after the election and there was this rock star candidate coming out of the election I was like you know who would be the dream keynote speaker for this event but you know we probably won't be them Sky Jason Candor and she's like I know Jason Candor and so she connected us we became fast friends. Is My friend Swazi LAVAR APU who runs insights which is a mission driven organization that invest in companies, nonprofits, and political organizations that are all doing things for the greater. Good. And one of those organizations is a Renault, the organization that I run in that she helped found we've known each other for over ten years maybe fifteen years now back when we were in. College and she has gone on to do amazing things. She was the National Investment, chair for Pete's campaign and a key advisor to him. She's worked at companies like square and and quit, and at a big time venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins and she was a Rhode Scholar. She's basically just the smartest person I know and so we're really excited to have you today Swazi. Excited to be here. It's to here the two of you hosting this podcast. Glad to join the conversation. Well, thank you for doing it. We tend to start every episode. As you know by talking about conversations we've had recently with persuadable voters so that we can sort of model that behavior that we're preaching about during every podcast. So I'll start this time and I'll say that you know sometimes the person who needs persuading already agrees in his voting the same way as us, but isn't giving any time to the cause and they're just complaining and a couple of nights ago I was out in my garage. Breaking down boxes for recycling and it was sort of dusk and somebody was walking by the house somebody I didn't know and they walked up and said, you're Jason Candor right and I was like, yeah, and we'll call this Guy Brad. He introduced himself and he said I got a question I said all right Brad. What's your question? He said why aren't? The Democrats fighting back. Why are they such wimps and so we went through this conversation from it and then I said Brad. Let me ask you how many hours have you given so far this year to a democratic campaign or cause, and he said, well, none I mean is just because they just want to fight back. So why should I so that? Was a frustrating conversation that I hope Brad Wanders by the House. Again, maybe I can convince them to give some time, but I mentioned it to say I wasn't successful in that one but I'm sure a lot of our listeners are hearing from these same sorts of people and I hope very few our listeners are acting this way I hope that people. Are doing more than just listening to the show that they're actually talking to their friends and relatives about these ideas and if not, or at the same time, they're also doing things like making calls and texting yet reminds me of after the two thousand, sixteen election. There's so much energy placed on Hillary Clinton or Komi are all these people outside of our control. And I. Think. The most productive response which I think most people took to that. was what can I do differently and that certainly question I asked I looked around and I did absolutely nothing other than vote to help Hillary Clinton win and so said a blaming her maybe we should look at ourselves. As I liked that push we'll. So then you started arena. So there was a pretty you were doing better than brand. Well. I had a lot of ground to make up. You know I'd spent a few years outside of politics. You know it's really interesting because I think it takes a slightly different flavor out in my neck of the woods. But there there's a similar parallel like I spend a lot of time talking to people that are building Tech Company says, employees is founders and it's a similar thing. It's like everybody out here. There's an assumption that we're going to vote and we know how we're going to vote for, and that's the end all be all in our civic responsibility. But increasingly I try and have these uncomfortable conversations with these friends about will what are you building and how do your value show up not just in the way that you vote once every two or four. Years but also in what you're building, and if you're helping to build a social media platform, that is one of the biggest avenues through which misinformation spreads, for example, how do you manifest your values? That way if you are a building company that is generating returns for venture capital firm where the partners are funding Donald Trump, how do you make a choice in who you pitch and who you're accumulating helping, accumulate, power and wealth for you know how do you manifest your values not just in your volunteer efforts or the money that you chip into candidate or the vote that you're making but also in the core thing that you're building I, think increasingly in my community and This community of have tech builders. These kinds of questions are really really important and we don't ask them enough and I know they're really uncomfortable. But I'm starting just by asking questions how do people react when you do that while they get uncomfortable? You know oftentimes it's not surprise me here. But of defensiveness because I think we've held onto this this myth of being apolitical of being neutral for too long and I'm kind of reminded I. Tend to go to extremes here but I'm reminded about like the passage from Dante's inferno that explained that the hottest place in Hell is for the folks that try and stay apolitical during times of moral crisis and I think what we're. Learning from all of the data and the evidence is that really no such thing as being neutral we are all political in this moment and the sooner we acknowledge that the sooner we can actually start to do stuff about it. It's interesting because as you know, I've spent a fair amount of time out in Silicon Valley raising political money, and there's definitely and I think one of the reasons that I liked you so much when I first met us because this wasn't present in our conversation but is a really pervasive feeling among other people there have like well, I'm here and I'm building things and we're pretty much God's gift. So we have very little responsibility beyond that. And I you know I'm over generalizing obviously but that's you've seen that too right. That's what you're talking..

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"bill barr" Discussed on Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

07:21 min | 10 months ago

"bill barr" Discussed on Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

"I think to listeners is what Bill Bar could do if bill bore beyond making I've now cited at several times patently false claims about fraud and mail in voting and foreign interference and mail in. Okay stipulated he says things that our allies that I think undermines voter confidence in mail in balloting beyond that Donald Air what do I have to worry about going into the November election if bill bar is as you say, absolutely committed to Donald Trump's reelection. Well I. I. I hesitate to. Throw out. Extreme speculations you know there's ever every manner of possibility and I. I don't want to kind of go down the list of all the things that he might do I. Guess what I would just say is that. We know for a fact that he is not at all committed. To the ideal of Justice Department that works only for the people that bends over backwards to be even handed and fair and would never consider you know acting for political reasons you know I mean this Federal Tort Claims Act Intervention. The other day is a great example of him using the litigation resources of the government in order to intervene in order to protect trump politically you know against a a piece of litigation so. I think he is fully prepared. To use those resources for grossly political improper reasons and the question is what opportunities may avail themselves as in connection with the election and I haven't an honesty thought about the details of all of that. But the idea that he would send you know Department of Justice Lawyers into court in settings related to an election who's ultimately resolution is of the issue who will be the president of the United States. It is not beyond the realm of possibility and I want to think hard about the given situation but I don't think you can put anything past this guy is the bottom line and he's proving it every day by the things he does. You know this is one of those very rare times when I'm hosting this show where I, desperately I had a little pocket defibrillator under my desk. I don't that I cannot let myself think about but I do want to ask you because you said earlier. Two attorneys general went to jail for Watergate and one of the questions I have been asked all week about The Eugene Carroll intervention is can there be consequences can there be. Any consequences either for bar or for attorneys who signed pleadings is there I mean I think there is a normative question about whether we want there to be consequences. If perhaps if Joe Biden is elected, we just turn the page and move on or if they once one thing I there there are you know Bar Association ethics, rules, and things like that. On your you know your listeners probably know that there have been. Serious. Complaints of ethical violations filed against bar for a bunch of things that he has done you know in general Lawyer certainly prosecutors acting within the scope of their employment have absolute immunity. To have immunity I'm not sure if it's absolute. Judges have absolute immunity lawyers have immunity. The idea that you go after the lawyers for the way they litigated a case is an extreme thing to think about I would not. Want to go into that as as something. Gosh. We really should be thinking about i. think the other the other question that's Important what what happened to president trump after he's defeated he's defeated and I think that's another set of issues that are challenging. They're they're all kinds of reasons people want to say, you know, forgive and forget turn the page and move on and I have a lot of feelings along those lines. But I gotTA. Tell you in my adult life for my whole life. I'm not aware of anything. Remotely comparable to the abuse of the justice system that these people have engaged in i. don't think anything remotely similar systematically across the board repeatedly in act after act after act and then lying about it lying about it constantly. You. Now I have I I wanNA forgive and forget but I have a little trouble forgiving some things and I, you know, no one's asking me to make this decision. I guess I'm glad. Because I think someone ought to think long and hard before they figure out how these people should be treated. Yeah, and it brings us full circle to to wear I know you started which is thinking about post Watergate reforms and how damage done to the Justice Department into public confidence in the Attorney General and an independent Justice Department? It doesn't just magically snap back regardless of who is elected in twenty twenty. It is hard fought and it is as you say, it is a culture it is baked in attorneys have to be trained up to think. By triangulating against those values and so I think it's a very, very fraught question how you restore that and maybe we should just promise that will have you back on the show to talk about it. After the election but before I let you do have a question of nomenclature for you You keep talking about talk crecy and I think you're very mindful of with your words and so when you I know you told politico a little while ago. That your I think your word was alarm frankly at the threat of autocracy and talked about what that would mean in a second term. Autocracy tyranny. Those kinds of words didn't use to be words that lawyers through around I is certainly never use those words to describe the United States. Those were Masha Gessen words those are Tim Snyder words when you talk about a talker see. What. Exactly do you mean I I guess I want you to unpack it and tell me when you started using that word well, I I don't know quite when I started using that word but it was it was around the time that I saw. That, there was this systematic. By which I mean, you know in many different areas effort to free the president from the limitations upon his use of power that have always been sort of you know in in.

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"bill barr" Discussed on Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

07:15 min | 10 months ago

"bill barr" Discussed on Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

"Up About at least the Berman removal and suggested that Berman was leaving on his own steam when in fact he was just campaigned but can you talk a little bit for folks who don't know the intricacies of again that line between serving at the pleasure of the president and being released from your job because you're handling sensitive cases that inflict on the president. Sure So the US Attorney's. Use Attorney is maybe the best job anybody can have in government. If if what they WANNA do is represent the United States in court and they're ninety three US attorneys around the country. They're presidential appointments there confirmed by the Senate and yes, you can be removed by the president the tradition and the norm is that US attorneys are appointed. They do get reviewed by the Senate. They have some stature and standing and their pledge above all else in my lifetime has been act independently and fairly and do everything you can to let the public know that you're being fair. What these folks have done is convert or try to convert the US. Attorney position in in many many instances around the country. To nothing more than an operational arm of what bill bar wants to get done in order to accomplishes objectives to advance Donald Trump's interest in his own interest in an autocratic government, and so he has Jesse Liu. You mentioned US Attorney in Washington DC I think very fine. Person who I've spoken with a nominated by trump confirmed by the Senate and was going forward in ordinary course with the with the. Prosecutions in the DC office of Flint and stone, and then in the latter part of last year, a series of events occurred which I'll make. Sure. But essentially, she was offered a job a presidential appointment in the Treasury Department of law enforcement, related job and she was essentially convinced to leave her position and move over there, and then they withdrew the nomination of her for that presidential appointment in the treasury. Department. And insisted that she leave early in the year and ultimately what happened was he sent his crony and I say that because Fox News describes as bars right hand man Tim? Shea gets sent over there as an acting us attorney and he does the dirty work. He then changes the position in the Flynn and the stone case more generally bar has been using trying to use and effectively using the US attorney slots as places to put his trusted associates who will do his bidding. And he's using acting positions a lot. This whole government is using acting positions to put people of low stature and perhaps low integrity in many cases into jobs where they ought to be presidential appointments people confirmed by the Senate people have whoever respected background, and instead what you've got are people who are in some cases just hacks who have been put there, and if they don't do what they're told, they'll just be told to leave because they haven't been confirmed. They have no stature and that's the game they're playing, and it's being played in lots of different ways and not only with US attorneys, but with lots of other. Jobs. In the Justice Department at and I think you make such an important point which is you know I started by saying the two things that bar stands accused of is both weaponising the OJ to go after Donald. Trump's imagined enemies and using it to exculpate his friends and you've just described a pretty systematic use of the US attorney's themselves to affect those outcomes so whether it's sidelining Jeffrey Berman or Jesse Lou. to make sure that certain prosecutions don't go forward or whether it's using kind of conscripting different US attorneys to do investigations into whatever unmasking is whatever that claim is the Durham Report Jon Durham report. That's. At the. Origins of the investigation into Russian interference in the twenty sixteen election. So both of those that sort of pincer move of going after Donald Trump's enemies using, for instance, the Durham investigation continuing to dangle that as any minute. Now Peter Struck any minute now Jim Komi you're GonNa you know you frogmarched in front of the cameras with cuffs on and also as you're saying having US attorneys that are trying to oversee longstanding legitimate criminal investigations sidelined that's what you're describing. That's exactly right and you know there there many examples of and there are a number of US attorneys from around the country that bill bar has called in to play these different roles. Somebody is I. Don't know if it's a US attorney somebody doing intake with regard to material from Rudy Giuliani you know somebody came in and and second guessed allegedly reviewed the files in the Flintstone cases and said Oh no, that's not the way we should do it. We should change it There's a whole lot of these situations where people are being us you know, and that's that's part of a bigger picture, which is really really critical to the way the norms and ideals of the department have been undermined, and that is the respect for the career staff of lawyers at the Department of, justice is at an all time low certainly in my lifetime certainly since the reforms that Edward Levy put in place, you know there's there's a system. It's a system that involves a role certainly for political appointees. This is not one where the Department runs perpetual motion machine by the career people on the political people have no say, no, they're an integral part of the review process, but it's a normal standard process cases go forward and there's a normal way I was US attorney in Sacramento. I had approve all the indictments did I approve every indictment? but it's a regular process and the one thing everybody's conscious of is that you would never let the whiff of political or personal influence have any part in anything well, these people have made political influence and personal preference an integral part of decision making in numerous cases and the one of the things that's resulted it's it's a very important offense, but it's only one of many is that the just the absolute disastrous state of morale in the department and we need a restoration of both of the procedures and the morale and get it back on the track that it was on before. Google's free tools are designed to help small businesses like an eco-friendly.

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"bill barr" Discussed on Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

08:13 min | 10 months ago

"bill barr" Discussed on Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

"The events of this week, bring us back to the United States Justice Department and notably to one William Bar. The attorney general who has very abeille. Re purposed his DOJ to perform functions was undertaken by Michael Cohen, which is to say that bill bar is now formally in the role of Donald Trump's booster fixer issue of threats and all purpose legal rotor. This, past week featured continued threats from the justice, Department of criminal sanctions that are about to be levied any minute. Now on Donald, trump's political enemies as well as the gob smacking motion to have the department takeover a state defamation lawsuit from aging Carol She's a journalist who accused Donald Trump of raping her in the nineteen nineties. Bilbao. has also continued to press the president's patently false talking points about all the dangers of voting by mail, describing it as playing with fire and falsely claiming that the Justice Department has indicted someone in Texas for collecting seventeen hundred ballots and altering them all to vote fraudulently that never happened. We have talked before on this show about the weaponization of the machinery of justice and how really dangerous that can be. But with this week's developments and the election impending, I, really wanted to talk to somebody who could make that which seems like an abstraction at times just very concrete and immediate and real and for me that person really is Donald be air he served as United States Attorney and Principal Deputy Solicitor General in the Reagan Administration and then as deputy attorney. General. Under George H W. Bush indeed. It was air who turned over the keys to the DOJ to one bill bar and he has been a vocal critic of what bar has wrought at DOJ calling in the Atlantic. This past winter for bar to step down last month, he joined a group of one time Republican presidential appointees who served as senior ethics or Justice Department aides to endorse Joe Biden for president out of concern for the legitimacy of the Department of Justice. I wanted to talk to him about what recent events portend for the future of the possibility of an independent Justice Department, and also about the next four years and I wanted to talk to him about what it all portends for the election itself. So it is a great pleasure Donald Air to welcome you to Amicus for having me. Happy to be here. I think I. Wanted to start with this abstraction if I may which is just the very notion that there can even be an independent neutral department of Justice I that you have thought harder than almost anybody about post Watergate reforms about Edward Levy, what he tried to do, and the changes that were put into place to at least try to fix the ideal of an independent dealer Jay. And I feel like I want you to respond to what the cynic is going to say, which is a commodity was only ever an ideal and the DOJ is always politicized and Hillary Clinton's Justice Department would have served her priorities in ends just as much as Donald Trump's and look they all serve at the pleasure the president. So none of this is different and none of this is troubling will think I think you can talk with almost anybody who has worked in the department you know in the last literally forty five years. And see the glow on their face when they talk about their time there and the idealistic sense they have of what they were doing A lot of of what is being undermined radically now is in the nature of attitudes and norm. Certainly, there are lots of practices that are being violated but the idea that what we aspire to in the Department of Justice is a system in which you know literally as Edward Levy put it. In his words no man is above the law. And and the law must be applied in an even-handed way that people will trust in. In fact that that has not been perfect but it's been pretty darn good for forty five years. What's gone on in the last eighteen months and to a lesser degree before that under under sessions is a gross undermining of that and and you know this long list of things that that Bill Bar has done which which you're well familiar with and I think your audience is we can certainly go through them and it's getting worse and worse and the bottom line right now is that this spring In countless ways, I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that Bill Bar has made his office and the end the Department of Justice tools of the president's reelection campaign. Well, let's start with I. Think one of the things that you really honed in on in your Atlantic piece from last February. was bars willingness to intervene in cases cases I think at the time what was setting you off with Michael Flynn, Roger Stone, what you called eleventh hour intercessions to benefit the president's associates. And let's start there because I think the leap from even Roger Stone and Michael Flynn to what happened with e Jean Carroll. This week is noteworthy, but let's start with Flintstone maybe yeah. Well, those are those are two examples where best anyone can tell the president obviously had personal associates who he had. He had opinions he tweeted his opinions about how they were being treated by his own. Department. Any really believes in this vision that bar has told him is his constitutional right to be all powerful and direct what goes on in the Justice Department. That's what bar has told him. That's what bar has written, and so he darnell well wanted to treat these guys stone and Flynn better than they were being treated. So Bill Bar arranges a series of acts including getting rid of the US attorney substituting crony of his in order to change all of that and the various ways that's been done one raking a lighter sentencing recommendation for stone and the other making A. Motion to dismiss entirely the case of Flynn who would twice pled guilty and that's still going forward in pending you know, and then ultimately the president commuted the sentence because he didn't want to have any sense. So so those are two incredible act simply doing the president's bidding because the president wants it done a lot of the other things like lying flat out about the findings of the Muller report with regard to obstruction you know were things that were really designed to protect the president not just whims that he had about things wanting things to be done in a certain way. But you know things that protected him because Gosh it isn't good. If people know that the president did clearly obstruct justice as he in fact, did you know and others of the things? These are the ones that I've really gotten distressed about lately are simply acts and there many of them to advance the president's prospects of re-election and bar is now full-time appealing the base and a bunch of different ways and doing what he can including violence in our cities to create the narrative and and you know create videos for the narrative that trump is telling about America. Being a country under siege, it goes on and on and on, and it just gets worse and worse. Let's just hone in on one thing that you mentioned briefly but I'm not sure all listeners fully understand the implications and that is these US attorney. So you're thinking of Jesse Louis, you're thinking of Jeffrey Berman in the Southern District of New York and these are folks again at some level serve at the pleasure of the president not the first time US attorneys have been shuffled around first of all I. Think there is the fact that Bill Bar Straight..

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"bill barr" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

Slate's The Gist

05:18 min | 11 months ago

"bill barr" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

"That's what I'm here to do. Well I do I. Am here question while I'm here to tell my story and the night before. The night before on February ten Sur on February Rack claiming my time sir, reclaiming my time and I know you don't want to answer, but the facts are clear. Sentencing recommendation made in the morning tweet in the afternoon. You change the sentencing. Recommendation that tweet tweet was not. Win A tweet was made it. I think one thirty or two in the morning. Most interactions weren't even as fruitful as that well. There was the vast majority of democratic questioning in which the Democrats pursued very legitimate avenues of increase, but then didn't let the AG say anything. They took their time. They gave a speech. They gave a lecture. They gave a scolding and that was it. I can understand. Understand the lawmakers frustration yet I, as a citizen had frustrations of my own that not much was being learned or gained. Let me give a small example of bars, technique of dilatory up few stations. What they were up against he was confronted with that infamous footage of the navy veteran being beaten eventually, his hand was broken by police forces in Portland video is of Christopher. David a Navy veteran. Beaten and tear gas by the offices. Do you think that was appropriate? Didn't seem tear gas. There seems to be gas in the area I don't know what kind of get it was, and I don't know whether it was directed at him. Yes, so let's spend a few minutes together. Debating if Christopher David was being teargassed, or maybe the tear gas was being Christopher David Important distinction. Let's spend five minutes on that. So I understand reclaiming my time, I'm not going to let you dance over facts. I'm not going to let you dilatot seriously waste the committee's time, but still what we got was a lecture, and in uprating and an attorney general, not looking particularly contrite. The Republicans on the other hand. We're just flat out. Stupid, here's representative. Mike Johnson of Louisiana. Point of order Mr. Mac what purpose does the gentleman? Is it permissible for a member of this committee to accuse sitting Attorney General of the United States of murder? Because that's what we just heard those words, and it'd be struck from this record. This is outrageous. But. We didn't hear that we didn't really come close to hearing that. The accusation by Representative Debbie McCarthy Powell was that the president and his attorney general. We're allowing her Florida constituents to die needlessly. That is not a charge of murder. It is also quite frankly accurate. Couple of shocking moments during the proceedings including. Democrat Joe New Goose Colorado. Trap Bar into a backpedal. You stated quote that the White House fully cooperated with a special counsel's investigation. You're aware of that. Today Mr Bar under the penalty of perjury..

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"bill barr" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

Slate's The Gist

04:00 min | 11 months ago

"bill barr" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

"You put them on your side, so there's no compromise airway once again. This science is known. This is not a mystery to police officers. You go through a defensive tactics. Course you should be taught this. You should know this if somebody's telling me that they can't breathe. We're going to adjust and readjusted. Make sure. Sure that this is not a problem. When people told us that their haircuts were too tight, we examined the handcuffs when people told us that they can't breathe. We're we're talking to him. And monitoring them the whole time making sure that their underside, so that whole excited delirium not happening what was going on in Pinta? Leo's mind and in Children's mind I do not understand. They may have an asset that. They can talk. They can breed. But that is not a chance that I ever took when I was a officer. It's not one that I took as a sergeant as lieutenant or a captain. Talked about a roll call, I don't understand it. How much real reform can happen if police union still have the power to help almost any accused member escape real consequence?.

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"bill barr" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

Slate's The Gist

05:16 min | 11 months ago

"bill barr" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

"You know what is happening. Why is why is all this confrontation going on? Why is it? When is a black man? Tell people I'm a police officer. Either I get looks of high praise or get incredulous looks as as to. How can you do the type of job? And so it was when I started reading more that I found out that police department. Are Outgrowth in the forerunners were slave, catching patrols, and so when I started to wrestle with this. It really became a problem, so we in this country, the United States have not dealt with race and the people who have been tasked with keeping other citizens in their place to keep those black people in place and other minority in place was the police department, so we need a reckoning as race in this country that is the first and most fundamental change that needs to happen and police departments. Yeah I'm what our podcast I heard you and a guest talking about how a lot of these kids really not required to go to college. Come to the academy, and they are out on the street policing. And in many cases, the literally have never heard of the concept of say redlining, and maybe some basic education in terms of America's racial history would actually help them in community relations in policing. Absolutely I was an instructor taught implicit bias. I taught human behavior in whatever I taught. Those particular classes I stressed that exact point. They don't understand redlining. Understand the Tulsa bombing that happened with the government's approval. They don't understand what happened in North Carolina. When the city officials were overthrown, how the ghettos were created, so if you don't understand these types of things and people aren't equipped with that knowledge than what you're to have is disastrous problems, and when you look at a lot of the flash points, and if you look at a lot of the killings, I don't know how much implicit bias per se. Caused a killing of an unarmed civilian, I don't know like it wouldn't shock me if Daniel Pantaleo, who choked Eric, Garner and Eric, Garner died. It wouldn't shock me if not only had some training, but maybe got in touch with his implicit bias, and the problem wasn't that he was implicitly biased against Eric. Garner, as a black person, it was that there were rules of how to effect an arrest, and he thinks he followed the rules and then Eric Garner died I mean implicit bias is so far down the causal elements of what happened that with that killing I think with a lot of the killings that. We're talking about I. Don't know Derek. Show Vin had her didn't have implicit bias, but he had a totally bizarre definition of what to do when someone claims that they can't grieve..

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"bill barr" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

03:57 min | 1 year ago

"bill barr" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

"bill barr" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

01:56 min | 1 year ago

"bill barr" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

"bill barr" Discussed on The Argument

The Argument

02:58 min | 1 year ago

"bill barr" Discussed on The Argument

"I'm Frank Bruni and this is the argument before we start rocks. Welcome back Michelle on I. You did you really Frank I. I know that you've got some excellent fillings for me over the last two weeks and I'm just grateful that you were willing to take me back after bailed on you guys in order to propagate the human species or some nonsense like that roark against we in your place They couldn't replace you but they were probably getting a little bit more sleep these days they probably are and and were and continue to I I'm speaking to you guys from the attic of my lovely house where we have in fact added one more human being so we now have four children nine and under All the way down the little rosemary. Who's three weeks old yesterday? sharing the great corona virus lockdown experience and Rosemary's wonderful very happy to have her and about the experience. The less the less said the better. We'll I had no news to rival yours except I should tell our listeners that I'm in a sort of heck Internet hell In which my connectivity from remote location Into the PODCAST. Central is not so great. So if today's recording sounds a little rougher at least on my end unusual it is a technological problem and actually not just frank send. I'm in Maine where I'm you know. I've always known that rural broadband was a problem and now discovering that firsthand. My end might also seem a little bit less than professional some day future. Archaeologists of the American Empire is going to trace the collapse of the American republic during the corona virus.

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"bill barr" Discussed on What A Day

What A Day

04:08 min | 1 year ago

"bill barr" Discussed on What A Day

"In kind of impeachment news. Russian military. Hackers are added again having hacked into the Ukrainian gas company. Barista that used to employ. Oy Hunter Biden. The New York Times reported that the hacking attempts started in early November around the same time that trump's shady dealings in Ukraine were dominating the news experts. Say the timing implies that hackers were trying to find something potentially embarrassing about the Biden's in the use the same tactics Russians used to hack the account of Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman. John Podesta in in two thousand. Sixteen if it ain't broke don't fix. This is not bode well for a totally fair fighting twenty twenty and it's a good reminder that your password should be hard to guess like mine which is Cowabunga Gideon Five Thousand Shit Man Cowabunga idiot more like okay period. Underwear Company thinks once sold us on a dream of a post tampon world where we could free bleed like Vikings without any cares at all. Well now it seems like that dream could be built on a bed of toxic chemicals that thinks store dangerously close to the origin of all human life. You ooh yeah. A recent test of underwear found significant amounts of polly Floro alkyl substances or chemicals that have previously been linked to cancer and fertility. Sleep problems p fasts are using waterproofing and stain resistant finishes which kind of explains how they might have ended up in things but definitely doesn't make it good smart or okay For their part things contested the report and provided lab results of their own showing no detectable fast. Td what is fact. And what's fiction in in this mystery of the futuristic pennies a horny ass tortoise who almost single handedly saved two species by fathering eight hundred offspring on Espanola island in the Galapagos. Ghost has retired from having sex all the time. Diego which is the correct name for an extremely horny. Tort was brought from San Diego Zoo to Espanola in nineteen seventy six six when the island was home to just over a dozen tortoises having bred in captivity since then and helped the population grow to two thousand. He's now ready to be released into the wild. Where presumably memorably? He'll start selling news on his fans and become a millionaire. Good luck to use Yego. You're over one hundred years old The Oscar nominees came out yesterday morning. And we WANNA yell about it. Every major category was predictable. Joker is the most nominated film so I guess winding through. Every stage of the press tour was a winning strategy for Director Todd Phillips Eh Netflix with marriage story and the Irishman leading to their twenty four nominations. which is the most of any media company this year? Spielberg is sitting in his car crying on the phone with his manager There was no love for giant Co Jaylo. The farewell was completely left out Greta. Gerwig women adaptations next several knobs but glaringly not a best director nomination which begs the question. Did little women direct itself themselves like happens. The only black person in a major acting category is flying a slave. Because I guess that's that's the only way the academy is comfortable with diversity. Who and was the salmon snubbed? Bronco Gems yes. He was did his online excitement for Kathy Bates. His mom in the water boy and best supporting actress nominee warm our hearts also. Yes to since. Adam Sandler famously said that if he didn't get an Oscar nomination for this film that he'd make the worst movie in history. We have a suggestion for arm. A Feature Film Adaptation of the Twenty Twenty Oscars sure. There's no green book but it still looks to be a real snooze fest and those are the headlines. That's all for today. If you like the show make sure you subscribe leave. Review give us a rating trade us a commemorative coin. And tell your friends to listen by the way. If you're into reading and not just airline safety manuals like me. What a day is also on nightly newsletter check it out and subscribe at crooked dot com slash subscribe ign Akilah Hughes? I'm getting resnick and Matt. How you Rosen Award Show Phillips you done you done hidden hidden? What a day is a product of crooked media it's recorded and mixed by Charlotte that Landis selling a ton is our assistant producer or head writer? Is John Milstein in our senior producer is Katie Log our theme music by calling Gilead and his shock.

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"bill barr" Discussed on What A Day

What A Day

04:08 min | 1 year ago

"bill barr" Discussed on What A Day

"In kind of impeachment news. Russian military. Hackers are added again having hacked into the Ukrainian gas company. Barista that used to employ. Oy Hunter Biden. The New York Times reported that the hacking attempts started in early November around the same time that trump's shady dealings in Ukraine were dominating the news experts. Say the timing implies that hackers were trying to find something potentially embarrassing about the Biden's in the use the same tactics Russians used to hack the account of Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman. John Podesta in in two thousand. Sixteen if it ain't broke don't fix. This is not bode well for a totally fair fighting twenty twenty and it's a good reminder that your password should be hard to guess like mine which is Cowabunga Gideon Five Thousand Shit Man Cowabunga idiot more like okay period. Underwear Company thinks once sold us on a dream of a post tampon world where we could free bleed like Vikings without any cares at all. Well now it seems like that dream could be built on a bed of toxic chemicals that thinks store dangerously close to the origin of all human life. You ooh yeah. A recent test of underwear found significant amounts of polly Floro alkyl substances or chemicals that have previously been linked to cancer and fertility. Sleep problems p fasts are using waterproofing and stain resistant finishes which kind of explains how they might have ended up in things but definitely doesn't make it good smart or okay For their part things contested the report and provided lab results of their own showing no detectable fast. Td what is fact. And what's fiction in in this mystery of the futuristic pennies a horny ass tortoise who almost single handedly saved two species by fathering eight hundred offspring on Espanola island in the Galapagos. Ghost has retired from having sex all the time. Diego which is the correct name for an extremely horny. Tort was brought from San Diego Zoo to Espanola in nineteen seventy six six when the island was home to just over a dozen tortoises having bred in captivity since then and helped the population grow to two thousand. He's now ready to be released into the wild. Where presumably memorably? He'll start selling news on his fans and become a millionaire. Good luck to use Yego. You're over one hundred years old The Oscar nominees came out yesterday morning. And we WANNA yell about it. Every major category was predictable. Joker is the most nominated film so I guess winding through. Every stage of the press tour was a winning strategy for Director Todd Phillips Eh Netflix with marriage story and the Irishman leading to their twenty four nominations. which is the most of any media company this year? Spielberg is sitting in his car crying on the phone with his manager There was no love for giant Co Jaylo. The farewell was completely left out Greta. Gerwig women adaptations next several knobs but glaringly not a best director nomination which begs the question. Did little women direct itself themselves like happens. The only black person in a major acting category is flying a slave. Because I guess that's that's the only way the academy is comfortable with diversity. Who and was the salmon snubbed? Bronco Gems yes. He was did his online excitement for Kathy Bates. His mom in the water boy and best supporting actress nominee warm our hearts also. Yes to since. Adam Sandler famously said that if he didn't get an Oscar nomination for this film that he'd make the worst movie in history. We have a suggestion for arm. A Feature Film Adaptation of the Twenty Twenty Oscars sure. There's no green book but it still looks to be a real snooze fest and those are the headlines. That's all for today. If you like the show make sure you subscribe leave. Review give us a rating trade us a commemorative coin. And tell your friends to listen by the way. If you're into reading and not just airline safety manuals like me. What a day is also on nightly newsletter check it out and subscribe at crooked dot com slash subscribe ign Akilah Hughes? I'm getting resnick and Matt. How you Rosen Award Show Phillips you done you done hidden hidden? What a day is a product of crooked media it's recorded and mixed by Charlotte that Landis selling a ton is our assistant producer or head writer? Is John Milstein in our senior producer is Katie Log our theme music by calling Gilead and his shock.

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"bill barr" Discussed on What A Day

What A Day

04:08 min | 1 year ago

"bill barr" Discussed on What A Day

"In kind of impeachment news. Russian military. Hackers are added again having hacked into the Ukrainian gas company. Barista that used to employ. Oy Hunter Biden. The New York Times reported that the hacking attempts started in early November around the same time that trump's shady dealings in Ukraine were dominating the news experts. Say the timing implies that hackers were trying to find something potentially embarrassing about the Biden's in the use the same tactics Russians used to hack the account of Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman. John Podesta in in two thousand. Sixteen if it ain't broke don't fix. This is not bode well for a totally fair fighting twenty twenty and it's a good reminder that your password should be hard to guess like mine which is Cowabunga Gideon Five Thousand Shit Man Cowabunga idiot more like okay period. Underwear Company thinks once sold us on a dream of a post tampon world where we could free bleed like Vikings without any cares at all. Well now it seems like that dream could be built on a bed of toxic chemicals that thinks store dangerously close to the origin of all human life. You ooh yeah. A recent test of underwear found significant amounts of polly Floro alkyl substances or chemicals that have previously been linked to cancer and fertility. Sleep problems p fasts are using waterproofing and stain resistant finishes which kind of explains how they might have ended up in things but definitely doesn't make it good smart or okay For their part things contested the report and provided lab results of their own showing no detectable fast. Td what is fact. And what's fiction in in this mystery of the futuristic pennies a horny ass tortoise who almost single handedly saved two species by fathering eight hundred offspring on Espanola island in the Galapagos. Ghost has retired from having sex all the time. Diego which is the correct name for an extremely horny. Tort was brought from San Diego Zoo to Espanola in nineteen seventy six six when the island was home to just over a dozen tortoises having bred in captivity since then and helped the population grow to two thousand. He's now ready to be released into the wild. Where presumably memorably? He'll start selling news on his fans and become a millionaire. Good luck to use Yego. You're over one hundred years old The Oscar nominees came out yesterday morning. And we WANNA yell about it. Every major category was predictable. Joker is the most nominated film so I guess winding through. Every stage of the press tour was a winning strategy for Director Todd Phillips Eh Netflix with marriage story and the Irishman leading to their twenty four nominations. which is the most of any media company this year? Spielberg is sitting in his car crying on the phone with his manager There was no love for giant Co Jaylo. The farewell was completely left out Greta. Gerwig women adaptations next several knobs but glaringly not a best director nomination which begs the question. Did little women direct itself themselves like happens. The only black person in a major acting category is flying a slave. Because I guess that's that's the only way the academy is comfortable with diversity. Who and was the salmon snubbed? Bronco Gems yes. He was did his online excitement for Kathy Bates. His mom in the water boy and best supporting actress nominee warm our hearts also. Yes to since. Adam Sandler famously said that if he didn't get an Oscar nomination for this film that he'd make the worst movie in history. We have a suggestion for arm. A Feature Film Adaptation of the Twenty Twenty Oscars sure. There's no green book but it still looks to be a real snooze fest and those are the headlines. That's all for today. If you like the show make sure you subscribe leave. Review give us a rating trade us a commemorative coin. And tell your friends to listen by the way. If you're into reading and not just airline safety manuals like me. What a day is also on nightly newsletter check it out and subscribe at crooked dot com slash subscribe ign Akilah Hughes? I'm getting resnick and Matt. How you Rosen Award Show Phillips you done you done hidden hidden? What a day is a product of crooked media it's recorded and mixed by Charlotte that Landis selling a ton is our assistant producer or head writer? Is John Milstein in our senior producer is Katie Log our theme music by calling Gilead and his shock.

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