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"bill vars" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"Confidante of ours is former aide of course. Also is also the US attorney that overrule other prosecutors in the Michael Flame case and went to core. And saw the dismissal of the charges against Michael Flynn. At the DA for about two weeks. Oh, my God. Of this memo is extraordinary because it's essentially grant has the Justice Department has granted the DA the sweeping new powers to. Spy On protestors to collect intelligence to essentially. Enforce any federal crime to question them to. Interrogate them There is nothing built into the memo. That protects constitutional rights. Of people participating in protests at to to? Speak Freely Exercise Their First Amendment Rights so. It appears to be. Like an operation. What I found after ordering this is that. the DA sent. Dozens of agents in Washington DC. They have agents from the Special Response Team, which is essentially the as version of Swat. Group that also or a team that also? Conducts Ducts Surveillance what they agents coming in from from Boston there may have been as many as one hundred fifty there. It's unclear. By This authority was granted to the DA for two weeks beginning on May thirty first, so it remains to be seen whether it will be extended and I think that it will likely be extended. Protests continue, so this was on. A nationwide basis is not just for DC for for Minneapolis. This is you know a a nationwide effort and it's part of a larger effort. Way. Our Bill using bill bars words. He is saying that he's. They're trying to get a law. Enforce federal law enforcement served into. The protest. In an effort to essentially try to say that there are in the protesters are are part of an organized. You Know Group They're the other well-funded, so it can support. What trump has said which is, they're terrorists? Right. My sources, and and from what I gathered just in the reporting over the past week I've seen is that they are moving quickly in that direction, and that Nicole is so unbelievably dangerous. It is Jason Leopold as I'm noticing I've got an article up here from ABC. News Intel dated last night. Intelligence bulletin warning of protest. Related violence makes little mention of quote ANTIFA which we've discussed at length here because there is no such, it's not an organization and the only way it's mentioned in here sort of like in a footnote. As an aside the. And and it's this reporting has been echoed by everyone from the nation to NPR to buzzfeed news and everyone beyond this gives. Gas Lighting pure and simple. There is no antiga doing this, and in fact when you dig into these reports, we see that it's a lot of white supremacist groups. In some cases, the clan right and they don't go there. They don't call out any right-wing nutjob organizations. They don't call out the clan or or a white supremacists as they should. Well. That's what makes this dangerous home is that they're targeting? People. Who? They're claiming are terrorists manner. A bill vars doing so without any evidence yet wrong. Out Any evidence, and essentially I. Don't know if it's it's to you know, convince their base, or or or maybe the public at large shoes unclear. On what energy is? ANTIFA ought without as you noted without mentioning the people that actually have been. Identified as infiltrating participating agencies like the FBI whether you believe the FBI or not, which you know, well known white supremacist groups, so yeah, the the the. The documents that have been released that the intelligence all kinds for example that you're citing from your. There's no evidence there. We already know that in New York the I'm people who were picked out task Russian for you know for whatever reason whether it's They were accused of a crime. They've been also by the FBI and they've been asked about their. ANTIFA ties on, so it's. There is a concerted effort to try and target is. People when I say these people I don't mean these people you are. Part of an imaginary or Dacian and. Wright. Changed her name to anti-fascists Nicole Sandler. The whole thing is just so insane there. For them to go after quote Antifa when you realize antifascist, so they're going against the people who are against Fascism yeah. Well, yes, I mean it's it. Look look what we're doing we're. We're trying to understand the insanity. That you know behind? What they're you? Why. They're doing what they're doing, right? That's what also makes it so dangerous. Okay, you want the Attorney General. The United States, using the full force, the FBI the DA, the alcohol tobacco, and Firearms ATF Department of Homeland Security. The national, guard to target prosecute. individuals who are exercising their first amendment rights. An End Jesse this memo when I looked at this memo Nicole, I was blown away the first thing I saw was. Covert surveillance and you know I immediately went into reporter mode, which was I need to get this story out. I need to a story and in the weeks since we've written the story on nearly fifty members of Congress, which includes powerful. You Know Democrats. Such as whole such as Dianne Feinstein such as. Mark Warner the vice chairman of the of the intelligence. The Judiciary Committee, How. Are you know any. They've written to to our Juche and to say essentially. This has to stop you. Demand Give us an immediate briefing which we know that that the justice. Department will just on their nose at so you know. It's it's GonNa take more than just sending a letter, but at least they've put it on notice and I think that's why it's important. This is my whole point about transparency, right? This is what I was saying at the beginning of the show, which was this is why this this this information needs to be out in the fact that we're able to get this out just. Two days after it was signed is You know I I was amazed at that because I had no idea that this exists now. We're trying to figure out if the FBI or or VHS or any other agency has similar. Authority have they been granted sweeping new? You know authorities life the right you know In the centers. You've mentioned Jerry Nadler Jerrell jerrold. Nadler heads up the chair of the House. Judiciary, committee. And Karen Bass is on is on that committee. The two of them responded Friday calling the expansion of the drug agency's powers antithetical to the American people's right to peacefully assemble and to exercise their constitutional rights without undue intrusion. They demanded that bar and Shea immediately rescind this new authority granted the DA and ask for a briefing detailing the time line and rationale for the expansion of authority. That's you know that's what I want to say, but we'll never get. That will will because they just say no. They say we're not they. They wrote. There I don't see that happen because one. I believe they've asked for that well. They ask for that to happen today, so we'll see. It's already six o'clock on the east. Coast I kinda out Yup Aweso. It'll take a follow up with With Nabire F. Feinstein in Warner. And and and the Senate Chuck Schumer in this and other senators extent that they wanted information, as of Monday or as I can tell days never received it so. Yeah, it's it's. It's again just ignoring the oversight. They're trying to perform some oversight. Ignored but Jason so in Reading Don, Siegelman book all these relations are coming up and I. I didn't realize it at the time. I didn't make the connection until. Yesterday reading this. This passage that Karl Rove did the same thing that trump flunkies are doing just refused to testify, said refuse to accept the invitation refuse to comply with subpoenas when he finally did speak, it was. Not under oath it was got the questions in advance I mean. This is nonsense and I gotta ask to the Democrats ever play hardball like this with the Republicans or do they just show up like Hillary? Clinton did to testify for eleven hours because she was asked to. I haven't seen A similar play with the Democrats I think. You know I I remember that in the Bush Years I. Remember I think it was Harry Myers. Amount mistake was White House counsel. Trying to Earth testimony but you know there was. A? White an effort to you know to block at year. It's another level because there's simply too sank. No ignore it..
This Senator Voted for AG Barr... He's Having Second Thoughts
"Senator Joe Manchin, one of three Democrats to vote to confirm attorney general Bill VAR now says he is concerned by the Agee's recent actions. He basically tastes, the physician that he's more. The lawyer from the executive point of view, not for the people's point of view. I would have made a mistake. However, the West Virginia Democrat also told CBS his face the nation when it comes to calls for the impeachment of President Trump without Republican support mansion says, quote, why waste our time
"bill vars" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Full, how do you like that? This is why they hate bar. He wants to get to the bottom of this, and he stating the truth and all the do that. You see. Cut six go. When pose with that question about whether or not he considered witness tampering. Once he got the mother report Bill Vars point is decision this way. That's a misconception. He was not asked to change his testimony. That was a reaction to oppress story in the New York Times claimed that from pad told him to fire Muller and Trump in this just going by what the reports said, I'm not arguing the case. But Trump was mad at the word fire in claim team. Never directed. Began to fire Muller hand. In fact, elsewhere, the report does say that Mcgann was told by Trump to talk to Rosenstein to complain about conflicts of interest in Muller, hat and have him removed for conflicts of interest. And there's a difference because if he removes someone for, for conflict of interest, presumably someone else's going to be put into continue the investigation, and what Trump was being accused of the New York Times who just outright directing the firing of Muller, and this is a clear difference between what the New York Times reported and what the report actually said and the media could care less. All the legal analyst went on and on, this is a case of extraction, and so forth. Cut seven finally, go reportedly had a conversation with her this week. What did you say to her phone call? It a conversation. It was more like an icebreaker. Was introduced and I asked her if she brought her handcuffs with her. And she said, I didn't really quite hear what she said, but she wasn't unpleasant about it which he will say and Democrats will say is that you were spinning on behalf of the president with the principal conclusions that you released they, they level charges that you held back some other resort for several weeks. We spending for the White House to buy some time. No, I wasn't. I think what they really perhaps, annoyed about is that they didn't have an opportunity to spend and that the fundamental findings of the report were out there for everybody to see. And they were not in a position to spend. There you go. And he's absolutely right. We'll be right back. Traffic.
"bill vars" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Its face. Had number of clear mistakes, and somewhat as you analysis and to and to use that to, to conduct counterintelligence against American political campaign is a strange would be a strange development. You smell a rat, and this at this point, I don't know if I described rat, I would just say that. The, you know, the answers on getting are not sufficient, so now, having heard all that, I think the important thing to realize that we kinda got a roadmap. Now, we kinda see exactly where Bill VAR wants to go in this investigation. And at the same time, what the Democrats want to do to silence him here, he wants to look into all their dirty laundry. They wanna discredit him. We know what's going to happen now. So thing really flipped on its head for the Democrats, didn't it? Muller was supposed to deliver the Trump family on a silver platter done done junior, Jared, all going to jail for treason. And now and now they're the ones. Oh boy. That'd be bouncing off the walls to if I was if I was spoon feeding my base the Russian collusion narrative for two years in the only names, I have the show forder are popadopoulos. Flynn, Michael Cohen, people care about all these turds. Nobody cares about and shady, people that were probably gonna get busted on their own merit. Anyway, they were the victims of the witch hunt Donald Trump's fine. He's flying around on Air Force One making fun of build the Blasi. Oh, we haven't done this in a little while. Let's play round of M I horrible person..
"bill vars" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
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GOP Wants to Call Mueller Report â€˜Case Closedâ€™ as Dems Eye Contempt
"And Democrats on Capitol Hill have opposite opinions of how to proceed after the release of the mother report on the Russia investigation. The senate's top democrat Mitch McConnell saying on the floor yesterday told everyone have been a conspiracy between Russia and the Trump campaign on this central question. The special counsel finding clear case closed and his democratic counterpart Chuck Schumer said moments later on says, let's move on sort of like Richard Nixon saying let's move on at the height of the investigation of his wrongdoing. Of course, he wants to move on. He wants to cover up. He wants to silence on one of the most serious issues we face. Meanwhile, a house committee said to consider contempt of congress allocations for attorney general Bill VAR and the Justice department today after they refused to onerous subpoena to give the judiciary committee the full unredacted. Final report from Robert. Taylor.
"bill vars" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"That's what they're after. That's exactly right, and thereafter, smeared attorney general who when he produces things they're going to be able to point to women say, there's no credibility there. But the fact is that these tug of wars in port are not going to be resolved by twenty twenty. No. Because the wheels of Justice turn slower when it comes to executive privilege contest. And yeah, they're talking about holding people in contempt. Well, when congress holds people in contempt it basically doesn't mean anything Eric Holder was held in. Contempt for not cooperating with a congressional investigation over operation. Fast and furious, which yeah, nothing. Yeah. So he's still in contempt. L? He contempt content James Harrison, we gotta go. I loved your column, but I think the comments the president seven or ours ago about not letting Robert Muller. I can't imagine. The circus got Robert Muller. Then you've got Andrew Weissmann got seventeen Clinton east lawyers. All I'm going to testify that you have all the documents. They're unredacted you go look at them. But they don't want to know the facts, they have their opinion don't be disturbed and a love your theory, which so right? They either John Uber or Michael Horowitz, either the US attorney out of Utah. And or Michael Horowitz inspector general is gonna come up with information through Bill bar. And so their goal now is smear Bill VAR. So whatever he says is not accepted, and I don't think we're going to accept that. James Hurson, give the American people tonight. You're. Website. So they can get hold you. Sure. They can get the at James Hurson H I R S C N dot com. I'm Twitter and Facebook also under that name, and they can go to Newsmax dot com or my columns appear James ours. I don't know how you live in California. But thanks tonight for coming on the Bill Cunningham show. We'll see what happens. Thank you. All right. It's my pleasure. Thank you for being such a great American Bill examiner James ours. Let's continue with more all the way coming up after the top. And the next hour is George popadopoulos. And yes, and do new book out popadopoulos is the key to understanding what the Democrats tried to do to our president during the election continue with more. Bill cunningham. The great American live with you every Sunday night..
"bill vars" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"And for some reason people are unhappy with anything going on. We have the right to vote the scoundrels out of power, and that the Democrats don't want Trump gone. They want him smeared. They went him intractable unelectable, they're not after Justice, or whatever the hell they wanted describe it there after smeared president can't be reelected. That's what they're after. That's exactly right, and thereafter, smeared attorney general who. Who when he produces things they're going to be able to point the women say, there's no credibility there. But the fact is that these tug of wars in court are not going to be resolved by twenty twenty. Because the wheels of Justice turns slower when it comes to -secutive privileged contests. And yeah, they're talking about holding people in contempt. Well, when congress holds people in contempt basically doesn't mean anything Eric Holder was held in contempt for not cooperating with a congressional investigation over operation fast and furious, which yeah, nothing. Yeah. So he's still in contempt. Well, he contempt saying contempt James Harrison, we gotta go. I loved your column, but I think the comments the president seven or ours ago about not letting Robert Muller, I can't imagine. The circus got Robert Muller. Then you've got Andrew Weissmann got seventeen Clinton. These two lawyers all I'm going to testify that you have all the documents. They're unredacted go look at them. But they don't want to know the facts, they have their opinion don't be disturbed and love your theory, which I think is so right, then either John Uber or Michael Horowitz, either the US attorney out of Utah, and or Michael Horowitz, spectra general is gonna come up with information through Bill bar. And so their goal now is his smear Bill VAR. So whatever he says is not accepted, and I don't think we're going to accept that. James Harrison, give the American people tonight your website. So then get hold you. Sure. They can get the ad James Hurson H I R S C, N dot com. I mind Twitter and Facebook also into that name, and they can go to Newsmax dot com or my columns appear James Patterson. I don't know how you live in California. But thanks tonight for coming on the Bill Cunningham show. We'll see what happens. Thank you. All right. It's my pleasure. Thank you for being such a great American Bill James ours. Let's continue with more by the way coming up after the top. And the next hour is George popadopoulos. And yes, and you new book out popadopoulos is the key to understanding what the Democrats tried to do to our president during the election. Let's continue with more cutting.
"bill vars" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"And they're also portraying President Trump as engaged in a cover up. And that's what they're going to do. That's part of the storm that Trump has to weather, but from the legal standpoint when there is a tug of war between two branches of government, generally speaking, it's going to end up going to litigation, and it's gonna end up going to the judicial branch, and the supreme court has stated in US versus Nixon that essentially the judicial branch is reluctant to get involved into skews between the legislative branch and the executive branch or because of separation of powers, James Hurson. We have an election coming up in eighteen months. The decide we got this isn't nineteen Seventy-three with the next election in seventy four seventy six. This isn't a for example. What happened? What johnson? We Andrew Johnson. William an election coming up, and for some reason people are unhappy with anything going on. We have the right to vote the scoundrels out of power and the Democrats don't want Trump gone. They want him smeared. They went him intractable unelectable, they're not after Justice, or whatever the hell they wanted to describe it there after a smeared president who can't be reelected. That's what they're after. That's exactly right. And after a smear attorney general who when he produces things they're going to be able to point women say, there's no credibility there. But the fact is that these talk of wars in port are not going to be resolved by twenty twenty. No. Because the wheels of Justice turn slower when it comes to executive privilege contest and. And yeah, they're talking about holding people in contempt. Well in congress holds people in contempt. Basically doesn't mean anything Eric Holder was held in contempt for not cooperating with a congressional investigation over operation. Fast and furious, which yeah, nothing. Yeah. So he's still in contempt. Contempt saying contempt James Harrison, we gotta go. I loved your column, but I think the comments the president seven or eight hours ago about not letting Robert Muller. I can't imagine the circus guy, Robert Muller. And then you got Andrew Weissmann got seventeen Clinton to lawyers. All I'm going to justify that you have all the documents. They're unredacted go look at them. But they don't want to know the facts, they have their opinion don't be disturbed and a love your theory. Which is so right. They either John Uber or Michael Horowitz, either the US attorney out of Utah. And or Michael Horowitz inspector general is going to come up with information through Bill bar. And so their goal now is smear Bill VAR. So whatever he says is. Not accepted an think we're gonna accept that. James arson. I give the American people tonight your websites. Get hold you. Sure. They can get me at James.
"bill vars" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"Did you make a memory anyone else? Did anyone either you or anyone on your staff? Memorialize your conversation with Robert Muller. Yes. Who did that there were notes taken of of the call? May we have those notes? No, why not. Why should you have? Exactly. Why should? Yeah. Them. God. I love Bill bar. He's a no show at the judiciary hearing he should have been a no show at the Senate hearing. I think he did it just comma date, Lindsey Graham, and of course, to give Ted Cruz who I love the beard, Ted keep the beard his moment. Mr. Muller asks you to release an additional nineteen pages the introduction and summary that he had drafted. And indeed in the letter what he says is quote, I am requesting that you provide these materials to congress and authorize their public release at this time. And the reason he says it is too is that it is to fully capture the context nature and substance of the offices work in conclusion. So you did not release those nineteen pages at that time. Instead a couple of weeks later, you released four hundred forty eight pages the entire report, which includes those nineteen pages. Go have that time line. Correct. That's right. So their entire argument is general bar, you suppressed, the nineteen pages that are entirely public that we have that we can read that they know every word of it. And they're complained is it was delayed a few weeks, and that was because of your decision not to release the report piecemeal, but rather to release those nineteen pages along with the entire four hundred and forty eight pages produced by the special counts. Yes, if that is their argument, I have to say that is an exceptionally weak argument. The best part was when William barges cracked up each is guy. I have to agree with that. Oh my goodness. It's just more fun than a barrel of monkeys. I'm just grateful. I'm just grateful that there is an only one man in Washington with courage and Kahane's, so whatever you wanna call him. But there are now two and Bill bars the other one now you have to understand Bill bar is no lover of Donald Trump. Bill bar is very much in the Bush camp. He served as attorney general under the elder Bush. He is a a longtime family friend to the second President Bush to Jeb Bush. So I don't think he would bend over even sort of sideways for Donald Trump who the bushes with the exception of the young kid in Texas. They despise. The president. And I'm quite sure that Bill bar is simply doing what a great attorney general does which is standing up for the law. The insanity. I sometimes I just I think to myself this can't really be happening. And they can't really think this is going to work, but I would home and watch the couple of the questions that were. Ask the Bill bar on both sides. I mean there really weren't questions from the Republicans. There were more of an opportunity to. Express their opinions and their support for the president, which is fine. But you know, what we need? Yeah. We got things going on in this country. We got a porous border with people pouring over it people with all kinds of illnesses. We are now discovering people who are disappearing into manholes coming out through manhole covers in downtown, El Paso, and and all the congress wants to do is relitigate the twenty sixteen election or relitigate, the special counsel investigation of Donald Trump and collusion with Russia or relitigate. I don't even know what anymore. The removal of Tim commie. That was a bipartisan decision in any case know, what this is is a desperate really desperate democrat party trying to change the way the American public views this president yet again, which part of the more they do this the more the public sides with Donald Trump. Did they not get? I just I for the life of me. People ask me all the time. Like, how can you, you know, stand for some of the nastiness? That's get said about the president. How could he stand for? It is my response. Even on the FOX or Fox News network, which is conservative leaning all of its opinion people for the most part, I think all of its Pinon people are conservatives. I mean, they throw a couple of liberals onto the five and Todd the noonday show. Whatever that's called the five women for women one guy thing over overpowered overboard. I don't even know what it's called. I don't have. I'm on the air. I can't watch it. But so they throw an occasional liberal on a liberal onto one of those panel shows, but the the punditry on the FOX channel makes no bones about it is conservative. It's Republican John Hannity. Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingram. Steve doocy. Yeah. The morning Michigan. Whatever you call them, the five all of the opinion shows Laura Ingram, you never quite sure. With Martha McCallum, I think she's pretty much conservative. But she's you know, she's seems to be a little well balanced in our presentation. Let me put it that way a little neutral. That's the right word in our presentational, though, when she does slip she slips into conservatism, but she seems to try and maintain that I don't know about Brett. Bayer I think he's news guy. He's the new side ship is a ship considers himself, the news director. But he's obviously a liberal, so okay. Who cares? You know, there's some thing for everybody on that station. What there is not something for everybody on CNN MSNBC is fairness at all at all. It's like morning till night. What tries to pass it self off? As a news agency comes up as a opinion journalism. And what really just I just don't get it what they don't seem to ever pay attention to are the ratings. You know, why are the ratings consistently higher on FOX than they are on CNN and MSNBC well anything's higher than CNN at this point. I mean, you could watch you know, what do they call it when station goes off? And they just have the the still have that. I know when I was a kid you wake up in the morning, and it just be like. There wouldn't be any broadcasting that would get higher ratings than CNN the morning. You know, what do you call that the morning farm report when I was a kid used to turn on the com- hoping for a cartoon on channel. I don't know ABC NBC CBS because that's all they was you turn on a Saturday morning. A little, you know, hoping for a cartoon in the first thing you have to endure was the morning farm report like some kid in Washington heights, New York needs to know, you know, when the sun is going to rise when they should milk the cows. But anyway, that would have still gotten a higher rating than CNN gets just saying just saying so you would think that they would come to the conclusion that it's probably better to keep your news products separate from your opinion product 'cause your ratings might fare better. You know, if you or maybe what they ought to really be thinking about is like who the hell are we talking to? It's got to be a fringe leaning group. Anyway, I'm just I enjoyed what little I was able to retrieve last night on the various websites and YouTube with Bill Vars testimony attorney general's testimony in the how Senate Judiciary committee, but I'm thrilled overjoyed that don't even have to make the decision today. Should I carry the House Judiciary committee? No because since Bill bar is not going to be there. All they're gonna do probably is sit and talk. I am the said nasty word. I'm not gonna say that. But you know, they're full of it. If you know what I mean, anybody has any questions about whether the president of struck the Justice need only refer a referred to attend blam Tanya talking today's going to be difficult. I had a full night's sleep never serves me. Well. If you've got questions about obstruction of Justice on the part of President Trump, all you gotta do is look at attorney general bar statement that as a matter of law, the president has the power to terminate or replace a special counsel, and it that if that special counsel's investigation is predicated upon a false allegation. And this case that the president was a Russian agent when that was in fact false, and he knew it to be false. And that the investigation was hampering his ability to govern that replacing him for that reason is not a corrupt motive which would make it obstruction. And if they don't understand it, they need to get a dictionary, but they need dictionaries. Anyway, it's like when I used the term illegal alien and Frederica Wilson sends pictures of e t to everyone a definition of the word alien from the Webster's dictionary. Talks about people from another another ten, you know, another location. Not from outer space. Cy. 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"bill vars" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
"And let's take a look at a little bit about the current presidential race. Certainly now with twenty Democrats in the field eclipsing, even the seventeen Republicans who ran in two thousand sixteen and of course, Joe Biden, so far seems to be looking pretty strong. I recall a study that was made in os seven that's the dozen years ago. And it ranked members of the Senate by idiot with the various ratings group the American conservative union gives high scores for conservatives. Low for liberal and the Americans for democratic action, just the reverse, and they ended up all those numbers the three most liberal members of the Senate immense study, which will not surprise you in the least number three Barack Obama of Illinois. Number two, Bernie Sanders, Vermont and number one Joe Biden of Delaware today. We are asking is Joe to moderate to win the democratic nominee. Nation. What's going on? Exactly what's happening. I tell everybody that it's the Kate Smith phenomena. I don't know if you know the story, but case Smith had a statue outside the flyers Rena Philadelphia and the fliers played her singing God bless America before every game. The New York Yankees also played her singing, God bless America. And in her career, which is quite long she recorded three thousand songs the most famous of which was God bless America. Which was actually written for her by Berlin in nineteen thirty eight. I see. The forties. Visiting American troops during World War Two. She's spent time in the fifties and sixties visiting American troops in Korea. Vietnam, patriot all sudden, so many of those back in digs into the files out of the three thousand she's accorded. There are two songs in nineteen thirty one that have racial language now. One of the songs have actually been recorded by an African American artists at the time. It was not seen as terrible thing. But now it is of course, well, political correctness stepped in they covered up her statute, then they took it out. They quit playing or singing there now play God bless America. But not by her. Yeah. Nineteen thirty one which is eight years ago. Now, Joe Biden in his career for giving example, which I wish I'd have known when I did the view the other day, and they were going crazy about Robert E leeann new can't be forever release. Joe Biden voted to give Robert Lee Accu citizenship. Now, how's he explained that to the hard left? She'll by actually cosponsored the Midland with Jesse Helms to stop busing for racial, integration purposes. How's he explain that? When you when you have a career that starts to. A lot of speeches votes at cetera. That are going to be very interesting to watch the next few months. They didn't I don't know that he can apologize. Everybody often. Let's take a look at this. Big battle is taking place. It's inside the beltway. And too many. I suppose it's kind of inside baseball the question of whether or not general William bar will go testify on Capitol Hill to be questioned by members of the House Judiciary committee or members and the legal staff. And I'm sure there are many of us who would say what's the big deal. Okay. I think you get into a game where group of partisan democrat, lawyers who are staff and spend weeks preparing to try to trick you and try to find a way to embarrass you. Or to find a way to set up. What could be construed as perjury? You're going into very dangerous environment. Bill Vars are very smart guys. Very solid person. He was very very respectively serve George Bush. And I think that it that he can handle members of congress too much trouble. But I would not ever advise situation like that sending him into to try to play games with with what are basically purely professional quotas, the lawyers, and I think that that's a huge mistake. And I hope that they put their foot down and say now, if you know if you want to members wanna question me, I'm available, but if you wanna play political games, I'm not going to play with you. In washington. These days there isn't bipartisan agreement over the fact that the sun rises in the east, but there's one area where there seems to be very bipartisan agreement, and that is that you can spend as much as you want as long as you put it on the gross national credit cards. So here we have President Trump having included a meeting with the congressional democratic leadership. Senator Chuck Schumer and house speaker Nancy Pelosi for eight two trillion dollar infrastructure deal. That's two million million dollars and paying for that tell us how they're going to pay for that. If you would please. Well, I think expands on how they structured. Let's part of why the president has said that he was very dubious about parts of it. You lot of stuff with public private partnerships, and you can raise a lot of money in private capital. And I think that's part of the future of you look around the world with Canada or a stroke or India, there's amazing amount now being done with private capital to build infrastructure. And so there are ways to set it up that as much as a quarter to half of that money can come out of the private sector because you know, if you if you build the right facilities and people pay to use them you make money out of it. And so the question is how do you set all that up? I also think that some of it. There is going to be, you know, serve with Reagan, and I work with Jack Kemp, and I was very deeply community idea supply side economics that tax cuts and regulatory reform economic growth if we get a few years three four five percent. Real growth, the amount of revenue generators astonishing. I say that if somebody who is the only speaker of the house in your lifetime to balance the federal budget. So I think it's doable. But I think to get it done. You gotta have really dramatic growth. And you've got a structure what you're doing intelligently, the problem the problem? The Democrats have is they don't want to eliminate all the regulations because that's what the lawyers used to lawsuits, and they don't want to change the work rules when you look at the cost of building a tunnel of New York City is about three times what it should be because of the unions and the New York unions are dedicated to featherbedding and hiring people who don't do their job. And and it's an absurdity how expensive of New York City is becoming public works. Are you optimistic of much of anything getting passed in the rest of this congress heaven both sides pretty much decided that rather than having a solution that represents half a loaf to their constituents it rather? Have an issue all the way till November of twenty twenty two pound the opposition over the head with. Well, I think it depends on on how things evolve Reagan's great strength was not megotiating with the congress. Reagan's great strength was arousing the American people. So that they would then beat up the congress until something Reagan's to say, you know, my job is to shine the light on the American people. So they turn up the heat on the congress. And I think that Trump has got to pick a couple of things a good example would be the kind of reform to healthcare that guaranteed the pre existing condition coverage or they build it down the cost of pharmaceuticals substantially or a Bill that guarantee your right to know, the cost of healthcare, and what they make public all the various charges. I mean, there's some things that they could offer that the Democrats find very hard to vote against you talked about some of the by leftist standards, reactionary votes. Taken by Joe Biden over his many years in Washington, I'm not so. Convinced that the main body of the Democratic Party of the electorate has shifted that far left that fast that maybe they are. In fact, a little more moderate than some of their leaders would like to think they are. I think you may be right. I saw one study yesterday in the transom a great publication, which in what you're democrat consultants that you know, you've actually look at the makeup of the actual democratic voters in primaries there Alder than you think they're more conservatively. You think there are a lot more people didn't go to college than you think. And it's not a medically, you know, left-wing Kuku of party. So and I think that's where Biden will be very interesting into. But but by this guy to get off this apology. You know, one of the things that really made Bill Clinton was when he took on sister soldier who is at that time a left wing activist. And it was it was startling. I mean, all of a sudden after Mondale and after Jimmy Carter somebody actually has courage to stand up and say now and really dramatically help Bill, and I think that the question is is there a place. I mean, whether it's the right to kill babies after they're born or it is having terrorists and murderers vote while they're still in prison or taking away the right to buy private insurance. Is there a point where we're Joe Biden this prepared to say now, I'm not going to go down that road? And then on the left wingers are just wrong for house speaker. Newt Gingrich is the author of the novel collusion published by broadside books. And when we come back going to be talking with Lynn, Walsh, she is the chair of the society of professional journalists ethics committee, this jerk. Journalism ethics week in case, you did not know and the s p j is the largest journalistic organization out there. 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"Seat merger? Jordan, Fox News. Bill VAR is scheduled to testify on Capitol Hill this coming week. He's expected to answer questions about Robert mothers Russia investigation and President Trump's actions outlined in the Muller report. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham chairs the Senate Judiciary committee. It's over for me. He didn't collude with Russians obstruction of Justice in this situation is absurd fault hard as hell to make. Sure Muller could do his job introduce legislation to make sure he couldn't be fired is over Graham on CBS's Face the nation. Hundreds of people gathered Sunday night for a vigil to honor the victims of Saturday's synagogue shooting in how we California. The rabbi says he received a phone call from President Trump. He shared with me, the old system behalf of the United States of America. And we spoke about the moment of silence, and he spoke about his love of peace and Judaism. And israel. And he was just so comforting the nineteen year old suspect is expected to appear in court later this week a group trapped in a cave makes it out alive. Six men decided to go camping over the weekend and cyclops cave in Cleveland Virginia that's in the south western part of the state of the nine miles of underground caverns. Heavy rains fell inundating parts of the cave and trapping the group the following day. Rescue crews responded and pulled them out one by one all said to be suffering from fatigue and hypothermia. Tom Graham, Fox News, the US and China may be close to striking a trade deal. The New York Times reports Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says trae talks are at a critical point an American delegation heads to Beijing Monday. Chinese officials are then expected to come to Washington next week to possibly conclude the negotiations the US and China have been locked in a dispute for months, and that's impacting global markets. This.
"bill vars" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Well, are you finally seeing what we real world dwellers have been trying to warn you about for two frigging years now. And remember that question were not going to elaborate on labyrinth on it now or what it's referring to. We'll get back to it later for now we're going to do a quick. Review of the mullahs report, and not only that and more importantly, an honest review of it. And can you believe it actually quote directly from it? Unlike what you've been listening to for the past week and a half. I you're right wing propaganda hate and state run conspiracy theory media and Donald Trump, but I repeat myself attempt to brainwash you into believing the Muller report completely exonerated Trump. That is a lie the word exonerate appears exactly three times in mullah's report. And each time it does Muller says the exact same thing word for word it first appears on the second page of the introduction to volume two. That's the section on obstruction. It appears again on page eight of volume two and then finally on page one eighty one in the conclusion to volume two's one. Eight hundred eighty eight pages on obstruction and each time Muller writes, the same thing, quote, if we had confidence after thorough investigation of the facts that the president clearly did not commit obstruction of Justice. We would so state based on the facts, and the applicable legal standards. However, we are unable to reach that judgment the evidence we obtained about the president's actions and intent presents difficult issues to prevent us from conclusively determining that no criminal conduct occurred of Cordingley while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime it also does not exaggerate him. And quote, that's the first time it appears the next times it does Muller repeats the exact same verbiage. But in both cases prefaces prefaces at with this. Quote, because we determined not to make a traditional prosecutorial judgment. We did not draw ultimate conclusions about the president's conduct the evidence, we obtained about the president's actions and intent presents difficult issues. That would need to be resolved. If we were making a traditional prosecutorial judgement, and that repeats what I just read you the same time if we had confidence after thorn destination of the facts that the president clearly did not commit obstruction of Justice. We would so state and then it finishes again with it does not exonerate him. So do you get it? The report does not exonerate Donald Trump. But I wanna look at a couple of things firstly the evidence we obtain keyword evidence about the president's actions and intent to more keywords. Presents difficult issues that prevent us from conclusively determining that no criminal conduct occurred. And other words, of course, he committed obstruction of Justice. But there are difficult issues. Now, obviously, not charging Trump wouldn't present any difficulty issues. Norwood charging an average American citizen. They simply charge them. And that be that which brings us to the scenario of Robert Muller charging, Donald Trump, and why that presents difficult issues. And the answer is simple because he's the so called president of the United States and a memo written by the Justice Department's office of legal counsel or oil see wrote a memo back in the Nixon impeachment days that stated a sitting president could not be indicted. And then this week I found the sound bite from back on may the eighteenth of last year, which I. I heard for the first time this week. Chief political correspondent Dana bash's here just spoke with the president's attorney Rudy Giuliani. Tell us what he said what he said is that the special counsels team has informed the president's legal team that they concluded that they cannot indict a sitting president along with the guidelines of the Justice department since the Knicks Nixon error, he said the Muller team has informed. The Trump team that they are going to stick with those guidelines that they cannot indict sitting president. So Robert Muller decided almost a year ago that he could not and would not indict Trump. But what is second volume of his report shows is if the evidence of the actions and intent they gathered or not on the so-called president. Oh, hell, yeah. They would've indicted him in a heartbeat. But Muller said a year ago, he wasn't going to do that. Why? Because. Because of the memo because he knew Trump would have fought it all the way up to the supreme court, citing the O L C's, mental and Muller's investigation would have been prolonged likely right up until even after the next election, and we wouldn't learn definitively. How big a criminal investigation and evidence revealed Trump to be until after the election. Mother didn't want that protect protracted fight especially knowing that the supreme court is decidedly right leaning now, although John Roberts has become kind of a wild card. So what Muller did instead was produced one hundred eighty eight pages of obstruction actions. And as I read to you last week left it up to congress, not Bill VAR, but congress to do with at what they would last week, I quoted directly from Muller's reports several instances where upon Muller said just that it's up to congress to decide all read just one example now page eight volume to quote, the conclusion the congress may apply the obstruction laws to the president's corrupt exercise of the powers of the office of cords with our constitutional system of checks and balances and the principle that no person. Is above the law end quote. What one more page one sixty eight volume to quote, we concluded that congress can validly regulate. The president's exercise of official duties to prohibit actions motivated by a corrupt intent to obstruct Justice, and quote, which that only tells us Meller was turning his work over to congress. It tells us what he was turning it over to congress for obstruction of Justice. And this brings me back to something. I said to collar last week there are three elements that must be proven in order to charge felony obstruction of Justice the obstructive act itself corrupt intent and a third one the exact word for which I couldn't remember last week that third one is nexus as in nexus to an official proceeding. And other words, the person who commit commits the obstructive act Trump with corrupt intent Trump knows. There's an investigation surrounding the target of his or her obstruction Manafort, Cohen, etc. And this is what's fascinating. And this is why you need to read the report. This is why volume two is so lengthy and many of the instances of obstruction Muller lays out and volume two. He lays out those three criteria. The obstructive act the nexus to an ongoing investigation and the corrupt intent. In other words, he was laying out the case like a prosecutor would in a court of law against anyone else. But Donald Trump. So contrary to the lies your media's been spoon. Feeding you the past week and a half not only did Muller find evidence of obstruction? He laid out several cases by which they fit the three criteria Forbes -struction and therefore can be prosecuted not by him. Not by any prosecutor. But rather by congress, get it. You're welcome. And even thoughts noises chief legal analyst judge Andrew Napolitano said Trump committed obstruction and that Bill bar was wrong to say, he didn't listen close. Trump supporters in this dissertation, which is brilliant. Judge nap lays out many of Trump's climbs which he calls indefensible. The third conclusion that Muller came to is a little bit more troublesome. That conclusion is that the president of the United States probably committed the crimes of obstruction of Justice. That's a head scratcher is the president above the law. What do we do if the president commits a crime that we let him get away with it? The crime is not a difficult one to understand, but -struction of Justice the statute making obstruction criminal for HIV. It's interfering or attempting to interfere or attempting to interfere with a criminal prosecution or an investigation that the government's conducted. So when Bob Muller said, the president of the United States did about a dozen things to slow down impede negate or interfere with the investigation of his campaign or has former national security adviser, General Michael Flynn, that's a serious allegation of criminal activity. So when the press. And asked his former advisor in my former colleague at FOX KT McFarland to right untruthful letter to the file knowing the government would subpoena it that's obstruction of Justice. When the president has Corey Lewandowski's, former campaign manager to get modern fired. That's obstruction of Justice. When the president asked his then White House counsel to get fired and then lie about it. That's obstruction of Justice when he asked mechanical back to the special counsel and change his testimony. That's obstruction of Justice when he dangled pardon in front of Michael Cohen in order to keep calling from testifying against him. That's obstruction of Justice. Why not charge him because the attorney general of the United States would have blocked such a charge. If the attorney general of the United States is of the view that instruction of Justice can only occur. If you're interfering with the criminal investigation of yourself. But that's not what the obstruction statute says. And that's not what law enforcement believes. And that's not what prosecutors Stu, where's this going? And we don't know, but I'm disappointed in the behavior of the president. His job is to preserve protect and defend the constitution of the United States to uphold and to enforce federal law not violating. If he had ordered his age the violate federal law to save a human life or to preserve human freedom. He would at least have a moral defense to his behavior. But offering them to break federal law to save him from the consequences of his own behavior. That is immoral that is criminal that is defenseless and that is condemn notable last week. Judge.
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"And nineteen coming up on the program today. The attorney general Bill Vars testimonies stunning Democrats in the media it shouldn't. We'll take a look at his statement yesterday that spine did occur. Of course. It did. And president. We bike apology. Laura reacting Candice owing nuking candidate withdraw the nuking the Democrats yesterday in front of congress got to hear it happily. Hopefully have it for a little bit later president Texas on the border on immigration and speeding up the energy production process. But a look at that. And also the immigration group is accusing the department of homeland security secretary cures to Nielsen of working against the president mad magazine. The sergeant Schultz of congress says shows once again that she knows nothing of which she talks about of course, we'll hit on Bolshevik Bernie's Medicare for all which really is choice for none here today, and how many taxes we will have to pay if they're successful in getting this, you know, into in the law sex scandal McDonough school three pyu city hall aids. Leave city school board passing a transgender protection policy. We'll take a look at what happened at Sinai hospital banning children under fourteen without appointments through the measles case. There will take a look Elsa. Baltimore kelly. School board members apparently don't understand financial disclosure for forms either or this epidemic going on right now. My top story here today. Of course, is the media is Democrats are all aghast at what attorney general William bar said yesterday on the hill. And he basically said, it's his obligation. Congress is usually concern about intelligence agencies and law enforcement agencies staying in their proper lanes. And I want to make sure that happened. We had a lot we have a lot of rules about that. And then he was grilled by New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen as to whether or not he thinks that spying occurred. He said that I'm going to be reviewing both the Genesis in the conduct of intelligence activities directed toward the Trump campaign during two thousand sixteen and when pressed he said, yes, he thought spying did occur. Well, that you know, all hell broke loose after that. Of course, all day long, the media, the Democrats demanding he walk it back. He backpedal he backtrack a little later on. He did clarify that. You know, he he didn't know for sure. Whether and here's the difference. We know that spying occurred. We know what happened. Because they were a four five award applications set. Bene- Pfizer a court judge signed off on them. Okay. Authorizing the spying on a presidential campaign on a candidate. We know that that is a fact what is in question is whether it was improper whether there was unauthorized surveillance, whether the Democrats the FBI the DOJ and others lied to the court or misled the cord in order to get those spine FIS awards. So this is not in dispute, and yet all hell, you all you want to that. This was a manufacturer delusion on the part of the attorney general so many members of the media criticizing the attorney general for stating under oath. Remember? He's under oath. That spying did occur. And of course, it did NBC news Chuck Todd accused the attorney general of giving credence to a conspiracy theory saying that using the word spying, but plays to the president's language argument. The Russia investigation to him is just a witch on it every time they've brought up the allegation there's been zero factual basis for every effort to perpetrate the spine. Conspiracy theory has been debunked below glory says the attorney general's gone off the rails, and that she trusts Muller. But she doesn't trust bar. I don't understand it Frank this everybody knows that spying occurred. That's how we got to this alleged Russian collusion delusion. The only question is whether it was on authorized, whether he was improper and did anyone mislead the Pfizer court, the moral truth hurts, and when you use terminology. That hurts and gets to the core of what the problem is. We're addressing here hurts even more. The Democrats didn't have any problems with using the word spying when they were trying to. Us Donald Trump as colluding with the Russians in helping to spy on the election process here in this country and spying on attempts to defeat Hillary Clinton. These are all the kind of things that they in effect were guilty of and what it comes back to strike them. As to what the the attorney general fields could have very well been a possibility of that is spying on the Trump campaign. It's a reversal here and the year what the basically we've been hearing for the last two years regarding Trump and the Russians now the later onto the day again, they were constantly hounding. I take Chris van hollow embarrassed himself yesterday wanting to in Maryland, congressman, and are just they're really whether it's Cummings or van hollow, Jamie Raskin. They're just embarrassing. I'm barest for the state of Maryland the representation that we get here except for any hairs and a few others. It's just as amazing to me. But here's a guy that is a career lawyer Justice department official public servant under. Growth, and again when they were precedent for the truth. He gave it to him. Now, didn't like it as you said the truth hazard, but he you know, he and then all afternoon there was nothing, but they were demanding that he walked this back, of course, he clarified or whatever the case may be they were trying to get him to get ahead of his skis because the mole report. Now looks like it's going to be out early next week not or maybe the later in the week. It's not gonna come out as soon as this Friday. According to yesterday's testimony is is that all along for the last couple of years. It was okay for the Democrats. Basically, you know, to in effect say that the Donald Trump was colluding with the Russians to spy on our campaign on on our election process to ensure his victory and to defeat Hillary Clinton. Now when it comes back to haunt them, the Democrats because they're the ones, basically. That according to all the evidence that we've seen so far or the ones who are and Bardon say, this directly are more likely to have spied or done spying rather as opposed to anybody in the Trump campaign. He said he he wasn't saying definitively it happened. He said he was concerned about it. He is reviewing it. He's looking into it. That's what he said yesterday. And of course, they now because they know what's at stake. They know what happens if they find something onto ward or illegal, and if he's worth is salt. And I think he is bar and his team his team now will find something WCBS traffic. Whether I took Whitaker's again out today. We've got the latest on the Thursday morning rush hour with Mark Williams. Well, clear on seven hundred five coming down from one forty to the beltway with no delays..
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"Not going to be that moment. We're not very problematic for Bob to say that. Yeah. But I think this country has watched far too much law in order to to actually understand that the legal process takes a very long time. But it doesn't mean that there's aren't actual questions that Bob Muller could have answered or maybe he did answer that that the the memo that that bar did not cover like like why? I just want to know why Mueller. Let questions get submitted in writing from Trump about Russia. But didn't do a personal interview about the obstruction? Obstruction is all about mental state and the intent of the actor who was doing the action of obstructing right? What was he thinking at the time? Which maybe Bob Mueller was like good Lord. I I am too old to sit down with this crazy other old, man. I don't want this in my life. I'm gonna punch on this. It's pretty obvious the man's insane. I don't want to do have anything to do with it. That is I think a huge part that we actually need to get an answer on. Because the if that if there was no obstruction of Justice from this president we should throw out. The entire statute the law doesn't exist anymore because there's a line, right? We'll rank. But we also know we also know that you know, there's why did they lie did every single person? I think there was sixteen or seventeen of them who worked on the campaign directly for the president who met with Russians and lied about meeting with Russian officials. So the other question do that. Why would you do that? And as we know from Watergate, as we know from Watergate, it was the cover up not the crime itself that really rose to the the higher levels there. So if you're if you're bending over backwards to cover up something, look, there could be there is a world in which you know, we know that the people in the Trump campaign, we're going to do anything to try and get their shit bag elected. You know, of course, they were trying to influence an election. They were trying to influence the election to get their shit bag elected the Russians also the Russian government also happened to be working to submarine the candidacy of. The person who was running against the ship back and let a random even you put the facts in the light most favorable to the Trump administration. They were still begging Russians to help them. I mean, they were doing it publicly in every way. Well, and this was this was the other Tracy part about the bar memo is part of his defense of finding that there is no obstruction of Justice in his determination. This Bill Vars. Termination is that because the president did all of this publicly. There's no destruction of Justice. So the fact is just do your crimes on TV in front of everyone, and it's on a crime and not a right what does tampering threaten Michael Cohen father on TV Nana crime. Then not went to Stanford that lemme lemme switch gears a little bit too. Like, what should Democrats do not? But before I swear to say because with the the narrative now is that Trump had his best weekend of his entire presidency. I want to point out that having your best weekend. Of your presidency being that you were. That you didn't collude with Russia is so sad. Look, it's not a positive. It's not like you passed a Bill that helps a lot of people know like the best week of his presidency isn't even the tax Bill because everyone hated the tax Bill. So I think it's hilarious that this is the best week in his presidency. It is so sad. Now that being said, let's say this is the best weakened of his presidency. What should Democrats do now guys seen? What do you think? Democrats should should they keep asking for the Miller report. How should how should it be played actually really like what Hakeem Jeffries did recently a humble brag he lives in my neighborhood. I really appreciate it. I really appreciate him actually going insane..
"bill vars" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Worldwide toast, a Harry Carey last night. A fun nights. Outrageously fun. Oh, the fund went into the night. Boy her. Her. Oh god. Oh party team lined up there last night. Yeah. It ended up working well into the night. Wanna thank everybody who came out to that. I also wanted Harry carries for making that very special, and when we're on the web, we'll tell the story about some of the stories about what happened team split up last night for their parties. Which is so rare I hate when that happens, but it, but it had to occur. It did. Yeah. And so we had we had call him commitments. And so that was. Wow. All right. Let's let's talk right now. Speaking of ood, wow. I am. I I don't understand what's happening. To our fair little country here. First of all good more to the Justice much stuff coming up a little bit later on. But in Washington today craziness in the house Intel committee where you know, there's Adam Schiff he was Republicans wrote a letter asking him to step down. And it seems to me that this is just a lot of. Well, you did that last time to noon. Yeah. So we're going to do that now to you kind of fair play because because Shifa saying that he believes this with the audio here that he believes that there was conspiracy. And there was obstruction of Justice. And then if we actually ever get the Muller report for real not just one guys for page letter about it. We'd find that. That's what he's saying. And the Republicans are like that's wrong. You're calling the president a criminal. Most of them, do privately you might think. It's okay that the national security adviser designate secretly conferred with the Russian ambassador about undermining US sanctions. And you might think it's okay. He lied about it to the FBI. You might say. That's all okay. You might say. That's just what you need to do to win. But I don't think it's okay. Congress in Russia. Chris Murphy is was there. He was right there. You could see him. There was a moment when I saw a bit of the replay here Raja that looked like you had on your physics. Mommy and daddy are fighting, mommy and daddy. Why do I have to sit here and listen to this crap? But I do wonder yet is your duty. I guess we're paying you for it. But but what is your take on this? I mean is this just a bad? There's just all political grandstanding. Hey, thanks ruining a today was a lot of political grandstanding. The hearing was meant to have a discussion about you know, the Russian threat to America. And unfortunately, it started out with this bit of theatrics. I think one thing I would just a very very minor. But important clarification, Adam Schiff has not said that he believes that there was a conspiracy or criminal conspiracy. What he said is that there is evidence of that. But he would defer to Bob Muller's conclusions with regard to whether it rose to the level of criminal conspiracy. And so I think that that distinction was important. But overall guys I think that you know, we did not want the bar report. We want the Muller report, and you know, eighty four percent of Americans in a recent poll said they want it. So they should fork it over, and we should see the underlying findings as well. But it seems like we're going to get that. And I mean, do you have any reason to believe that William bar would have mischaracterize anything in this four page summary, man know, they're devils off? And then details, but do you feel that there might be something here to sort of? Appease, please the president or is he it's pretty straight. Well, I think that the the one part that got a lot of people kind of upset was the discussion about about the trucks and of Justice your listeners may have seen that section. But basically he said that Bob Muller found evidence of Justice on both sides of that question. I guess and and then he took it upon himself to decide that there was no attraction of Justice in the reasoning was pretty pretty sparse. Let me just put it that way. So people are like, okay. Well, let's see let's see the let's see the report. Let's see the underlying findings were relieved that there. The president is not criminally colluding with the Russians that's a good thing. But we got to see the report and the underlying findings, and we also have to you know, defend our country with regard to the intelligence measures that start with that. Because that's that's an important piece here, regardless of the president's behavior or lack thereof in terms of you know, bad behavior. But certainly people around him that we're doing things we Manafort did give Intel at least proprietary data to the Russians. Right. I mean, he was polling data. Right. I mean, you know, there were things that were going on with people around him. Now, did the the kids agreed to take the meeting with the with the Russians and they knew what that meeting was about. And then they and then they concocted a story for why they were in that meeting that wasn't actually true. We know all of that happened. That's not really great behavior. But however, however, you wanna look at this from from a criminal standpoint from the prosecutorial standpoint, which is what these lawyers Bob Muller and the rest are tasked with figuring out the test figuring that out you still there's still a consequence though, a as opposed to reputational consequence that happens when you know, they're involved in these kinds of things. And now the president has to also explain why it is that he's been. So you know, suck yuppie to as a technique to. I'm sure that's right. I second you brought up a great point. If it's okay. That goes the issue counter-intelligence. So I think most of your listeners probably understand what that is. But counterintelligence is the issue of whether any public officials here in the US has ties with our foreign adversaries in this case the Russians that may or may not be criminal in nature, but has not been revealed to the public. And so the fact that that is still secret information could be subject to 'exploitation or leverage or manipulation by the Russians. And you know, just one really good example is for instance, Trump Tower Moscow, which apparently was a big project that the Trump organization was working on with the Russians during twenty sixteen at the very same time that the president swore up and down that he had nothing to do with the Russians. And as you might recall, Michael Cohen, his attorney was actually convicted of lying to congress because he. Misled us as to the timeframe. Of of windows negotiations were happening. So the real question on something. Like that is why why would you keep that secret? Right. I mean, what what is the what's the deal here? And could that be the source of problems going forward for in terms of what you call sucky up? There's a lot of sucky happiness, and it would bang up his reputation, but then again, the people who love them love and the people hate them hate them. And it doesn't seem to be really moving too much of a difference here. It's interesting to to see the polling about the Muller report. And so fifty four percent believe that Mullah report is probably indicts him. So. That's a weird weird deal. When you think about that, even though the Bill Vars letters, it doesn't so more more on that to come. But I just I I wonder as I'm watching this. And I'm watching this whole thing play out, you know, the Republicans and the president today right now he was just standing out in front of the White House is going to Michigan is going to his I post Mahler rally. Imagine what that's going to be like tonight that's going to be a lot of fun. He he's there's a big press corps. And he's in it's interesting. He's he's kind of walking back and forth in front of the press corps and taking questions and just sort of. You know, he he walks away turns around like he's almost doing it like the rally, and he's making promises, including this is interesting. He just says he has countermanded his his health and human services people and they are going to fund Special Olympics. Okay. Just turned around on that. 'cause Betsy DeVos was up on Capitol Hill today, and we we played the tape of dick Durbin asking her about Special Olympics. Why'd you why'd you pull funding on that? And she's like, well, we can't fund everything. And now the president just hung out to dry now. We're going to find it. I've told them over riding him. That's it. You're done. It's like, you know, on the on the flip side of that. It's like him. Apparently, he kind of overrode the recommendations of his lawyers with regard to the Affordable Care Act lawsuit. They did not want him to step out there and reject the entire loss the law as being unconstitutional because you know, millions and millions of people are dependent on ObamaCare, including the protections one way or the other, but he decided to override their judgment, and basically instructs his attorneys to tell the pellet court that yes, we are going to reject the whole thing. And I I gotta tell you that you know, we're talking about Russia and so forth. But that's something that gets people really worked up, and, you know, be having a town hall meeting in a couple of days. I know that that's going to be like, you know, one of the first questions that I get what do I do care goes down. Carrying about through congress. Congressman Roger can we get you to weigh in on the president's tweet today about the fact that that he's saying the FBI and the DOJ are going to review the smell at case here in Chicago, obviously a case of local interests. But is that the right course of action here. What do you think? I I don't think. So I mean, I think there's definitely to say that what happened. Here was fishy is maybe an understatement. I think that the mayor's correct to send jussie smollet Bill for the investigative costs. And I think that whatever mechanisms oversight hearing Illinois that exists to review this same appropriate. But president doesn't have any business getting involved. There's so many other issues that we need the Trump administration will be working on not not Jesse smollet. Well, hold on. Here's the president. I think.
"bill vars" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"I am joined by Stephanie role hosted MSNBC good friend of mine. Stephanie first quick question yesterday. You made a joke about Lindsey Graham or whether the joke it caused controversy. What do you want to add to it? Where are you serious? I was absolutely not trying to say anything inappropriate. It's funny because I left work, and I was at my kids school, and it wasn't until last night. But I saw this onslaught I I wasn't meaning anything subversive. I was saying my God, given where Lindsey Graham was all the things that he said repeatedly about the president. And where he is now to me that is an extraordinary about face. What must he what must there be that? We don't know that would cause him to make such a turn. But I didn't mean anything tawdry or inappropriate. I not at all. I see I believe in the good faith rule that Jake tapper employs, which is believed people in good faith that they intended not a bad thing. But a good thing. And so I laughed it off. But I wanted to give you a. Chance to say that. So thank you. Let's go to the kid. Let's go to the Bill bar hearings. Did you watch? He was incredible. Senate Bill VAR is a is a guy with a with a great reputation and career in a in a huge amount of respect. If you think about the last time he had this job and the support he got it's extraordinary. What what I keep asking myself, huge to be perfectly honest. Why does he walked this job right now? He's done it. He started at the nearing retirement. He's had a great career great life. And to me when I look at almost anyone at this point who has gotten close to the president and senior role, you know, whether you're talking Rex Tillerson or Jeff Sessions or Mattis, they get burned. I can't figure out why he wants this job. Well, the two I know bastard Bolton and pump pale and I just traveled with Bolton their patriots. They're doing this. Because the president United States is asked him to do an important job. And it's jobs they've trained for for their entire lives. I think the patriot as well. Yes. Sometimes patriots have to say, I can't serve anymore Bill bars. In fact, for the left the new James Mattis, maybe for the center in the right as well. Which is the canary in the mine if Bill bar quits down the road, you've got a real problem on your hands because he is the most ethical demo the equal of anyone when it comes to ethics and competence that could be put forward I think the left ought to be reassured by that performance yesterday. Not in any way, upset did you hear that from your guests yesterday that they were reassured by the Bill bar presentation? Well, I was on television before the presentations, again, people definitely had big questions though about that twenty page memo that he rose, and then the one other thing that I would say I show people are going to be talking about today. I can see it already is when asked about the ethics lawyers, and it sounds like he won't take. He won't go in the direction that you saw Jeff Sessions. So here with the ethics lawyer has to say, and then he'll make his own decision. I think that's the only thing for people on the left. It's unsettling, but you know, given to the president could choose and still Vars stellar reputation. Now, let me ask if you're going to have Chris Christie on because the breaking news of the morning is that he says incredibly harsh things about President Trump in his new book. I don't know if you've had a chance to see that yet. He works for ABC. But everyone gets a deal where they get to go on other networks when their book comes out in their contract. Would you have him on and talk to them about this? I would definitely be interested to have him on to talk about it. And here he has to say, but not because civically because he's trashing the president because he's on any given day. I would love to have Chris Christie on TV talk about a number of things. Yeah. He's a great guest. He's not the best guest in America's President Trump. But Chris Christie, always speaks his mind. Bluntly. So he's a great guests as opposed to time for jersey on my show. Stephon ear off cards. Thank you. Stephanie follow her on Twitter at rule H R S H S R H U L E on Twitter. She is one of the very best people. I know it takes me. A while. Learn how to spell when we come back from break America. More of Jim Rome's epic rant on fast food, and I don't ever rant. I have a I have an investigation that has been underway into the operations of the Hugh Hewitt Show while I've been away, and we've got them all that the show a book more, we have a book burglar, and we have discovered who the book burglar is CJ boxes brand new book wolf pack was not here when I got he was missing. And then it suddenly reappeared, and we have discovered the book mall in the Hugh Hewitt Show. Operation don't go anywhere, America. All will be.
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"From NPR news in Washington. I'm Laurie London. President Donald Trump has revealed his pick to replace former attorney Jeff Sessions attorney general Jeff Sessions who was forced out last month. Bill VAR will be nominated or the United States attorney general physician, I think he will serve with great distinction far served in the same role under president George H W Bush Trump made the announcement as he was departing the White House this morning for a trip to Missouri special counsel, Robert Muller and federal prosecutors in New York will be filing memos in court today detailing cooperation of President Trump's longtime fixed Michael Cohen Muller is also set to reveal more details about his Russia investigation and disclose what X Trump campaign chair. Paul Manafort lied about when his plea deal fell apart. The president is heightened his attacks on the investigation with a multitude of tweets just this morning employers pulled back on hiring in November. But the unemployment rate. Held steady at a nearly five decade low. The Labor Department's latest figures released this morning also show monthly wages increased less than expected. Mark hamrick. Senior economic analyst with bankratEcom says it suggests another interest rate hike on the horizon it likely remains on track to raise rates by a quarter of a point bigger question. What will it signal regarding the direction of rates next year? The Dow down three hundred ninety one this is NPR from news. I'm Brian watt. Richmond officials are moving towards transferring the management of the city section eight voucher and public housing programs away from the Richmond housing authority. He cuties khloe Veldman explains. See barren.
"bill vars" Discussed on Izzy and Spain
"Do you recall and uh i've actually spend a lot of time and mark silverman basement known as sylvie um who helped a transition to go goes lingo as the cubs his beloved cubs in in my cubs have made a run into the world series and finally got it done um so a lot of mutual friends but yes the story of the meat in the trunk is completely believable uh i spent some time in in in uh lithuanian country um as city rather with five thousand people in a village pretty similar to the ten thousand people village that they will be at and it felt like everything was backwards there when he thought something was going good it was bad when he thought something was bad it was good um the communication the language barrier it's gonna be quite interesting and you know what i am actually a big advocate um and watch the ball in the family show on facebook it's really spread an interesting new light in perspective um but to put this bill vars done a great job building this all up this move makes absolutely no sense to me other than i can't wait until season three balls take lithuania keeping up with the balls in lithuania oh rebid for for those of us who have had the experience of playing in uh in lithuania how would you describe forget the nba but how would you describe american basketball in how it runs in you had your experience madison compared to your experiences flavor for a small team in lithuania yeah.