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Study shows there was no 'mass exodus' from California last year
"Bob mueller believed that there was a mass exodus from california. Last year isn't accurate. According to new research from a non-partisan think tank the california policy labs said most moves. Were within the state though. The study's author says that the county level san francisco seeing a dramatic exit as she says. Fewer people move to the state to replace those who did
Trump's tax returns and related records turned over to New York district attorney
"I want to move on and talk a little bit about the tax issue and the tax returns. The court ruling could be handed over to the state of New York and and Cyrus Vance, the A G o. It was the prosecutor in this case. Looking into the President. Trump has taxes, his finances, etcetera, etcetera. You're working on that case. Look, I don't know anything about it. I've never seen his tax returns. But from knowing how businesses are run, I doubt there would ever be a billionaire, or frankly, any wealthy person whose taxes would look good. Unless there's a W two and unless somebody's an employee, and unless there are no no deductions available, I would imagine it would be more complicated than the average person's tax returns. Number one and number two. I would imagine that the president Then private citizen, Donald Trump probably hired the best accountants and lawyers available and they were the ones that filled out the taxes and not him. Well, I could tell you this I mean, 45th president. United States did not go down to meet with the local enough No disrespect, Agent or block. Actually, they do a lot of work, but he didn't go down to the local agent are blocking. Sit down and say here, my W two than he lets on my tax return. You're actually corrected. Tax returns are from a business and from his personal Work, which includes media real estate. Real estate tax returns are complicated by nature. He had expert CPS. He had expert tax counsel that prepared the returns. I'm not concerned about the returns we fought, we fought it. During while he was president. We did not think it was appropriate. To be able to seek those records. At least not unless they could show a special height. Need to justice is actually four justices would have agreed with us on height need. I suspected we had Amy Barrett. Now she probably would have to. I don't know that But it wouldn't matter because now the 45th president is the former president. But Come out strategy standpoint, I'm not gonna discuss trial strategy, and I don't think these are going to trial but from a litigation strategy or case strategy when you defend tax cases used the tax returns to defend your case. So this is not complicated. The tax returns may be complicated, but this is not a complicated defense. You know, the president does make a point. I mean, I'm not sure if you followed Merrick Garland's hearing yesterday, but he e mean seemed like he didn't know never picked up a newspaper to may and didn't knows much about anything and wasn't even willing to commit to keep in the dorm. Investigation. Ongoing. We now have a smoking gun email appear. James committed Jim Clapper and in that, he acknowledged, And this was the day that he signed the sex and second Fiza application. Is the first renewal application subsequently signed a third application three of the four and admitted that he was not able to verify The veracity and truthfulness of what we now know is the bunk, which is Hillary's bought and paid for dirty. Russian disinformation dossier, which raises the question of fraud before a FISA court in my mind that seems like a slam dunk. Am I wrong? No, I think I think you're right. I think Merrick Garland has a as a judge. It's a good reputation and former Justice Department official as well. I'm sure he's going to get confirmed. Hopefully, he will apply the law to the fax is that sky is that kind of reputation? He's not an Eric holder in my view at all and again, I think that this is Look, when you have an election go the way it went, however, it went there. The fact is they get to pick their nominees. And while there's already been some objections on others, I don't expect to be much objection. There will be a party line. Objection, but I don't think will be overwhelming. Yeah. You know all these legal issues that the president has dealt with the weed? You know, the president uses the term witch hunt in so many different ways. Look at what this country was dragged through. For three years. You were you were part of following this entire Russian witch hunt. You were involved in everything involving you. You lived for three years. You You lived the first impeachment trial. You know when a quid pro quo when it was only one fact witness Only one it was all based on not even a real whistle blower. But I hear, say, whistle blower, non whistle blower, and, you know everyone that testified was either an opinion witness. Or hearsay witness and nobody had any facts and the only real the only true witness said No, he didn't want to quit port pro or quo. Um at all. He said he wants nothing. He wants to make sure they're not gonna be corrupt and take that to the next level is thin. You got Joe bragging on tape that he leveraged a billion taxpayer dollars so they'd fire a prosecutor. That was investigating his son being paid millions with no experience. Yeah, well, look, I think the fact is that we beat back Bob Mueller. We beat back the first impeachment. We had good success and a lot of the Supreme Court cases. And the second impeachment, which we did not participate. And although we filed a brief with the Senate on the legality issue of whether you can teach the president no longer in office, which we took the position you cannot The president won these battles I He will win these other battles that he's as right now. But look they're trying to. I think it's pretty clear that the moves here are to try to disable him, so to speak. From being able to run again,
Mueller: Roger Stone 'remains a convicted felon, and rightly so'
"The president defending his decision to commute the federal prison sentence of Roger Stone, who was convicted as part of the Russia probe brought your stone was brought into the whole political witchhunt and the Mueller scam scam in the Washington Post op it, former special counsel Bob Mueller said. Roger Stone remains a convicted felon and rightly
"bob mueller" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"Bob Mueller speaks this week tonight. There's news on how he will prep and how bill bars interfering near Neil Cacho is here on that later tonight also donald trump is starting this week like he ended the last one stoking racial tension. We have a fact check later in the show and the top Republican who might Actually Challenge Donald Trump twenty twenty mark Sanford is here tonight as well and that's not all later on the show presidential candidate Andrew Yang is here along with music executive. Germain du Pre together all explain but we begin with of course the top story Bob Mueller testimony now two days away and here's what we're learning right now. First Muller will discuss the criminal evidence against trump for five hours before two committees second. He will deliver an opening statement. That's new Third Bill Bars D._O._J.'s again stepping in something we've been tracking on this story from the start new reporting tonight bar staff stressing Muller that anything Miller knows which is not in the report should be treated as quote presumptively privileged from disclosure well. Let's stop right there. Why does that sound a little hot well? I think you know why Bob Mueller is the one who airs on the side of not commenting and disclosing it was muller who stayed quiet while Bar released letters and expert excerpts that mischaracterize the report before it was ever released so when barn his staff are the ones demanding less disclosure it obviously stands out and of course it was bars justice department that flat out pushed molars top prosecutors not to testify at all and bar has also pined against this week's hearing knocking it in his view as a quote unnecessary public spectacle so for all this talk about how Wednesday's hearing could end up being a dud or dry or a Redo. It does appear that people inside the trump administration are still concerned about Al Muller and his team talking because even in his careful style Bob Muller was in one sense blunt in his last and only public remarks today saying his probe simply did not allow them to conclude Donald Trump did not commit it a crime now set forth in the report after that investigation if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime we would have said so and they didn't say okay so now that implicit rebuke of trump does not mean that Bob Mueller is now standing with the president's critics far from it. Remember as a legal matter when Miller steps in front of the world Wednesday he will be a hostile witness Nisa under subpoena he is prepping to be pressed and to push back. He's doing in depth briefings mock sessions to mimic the big event so he's ready to take on these committee chairs who have their own view of what Muller found we want Bob Muller to bring it to life to talk about what's in that report and the report presents a very substantial evidence that the president is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors. That's a pretty damning set of facts that involve a presidential campaign in a close close race welcoming help from hostile foreign power. He is a Essentially Unindicted Co conspirator that Muller present those facts the American people and then see where we go from that there are damning facts in the Miller report but some Democrats want more than a dry factual presentation they wanNA press Bob Muller under oath to say in English what the Mullahs report only said in lawyer jargon that there is substantial evidence against trump that it comes from his own staff and that it suggests he committed multiple crimes in office. Let me bring in our experts tonight. Richard single was a top diplomat in the Obama Administration and former managing editor of time caroline nine police say is a criminal defense attorney represented George Popadopoulos and dealt with people in the Mueller probe directly and Nick Ackerman a former Watergate special prosecutor good evening to each of you grieving a great panel if I may say so on this big event event that everyone is waiting for that the administration is apparently uncomfortable with Nick..
"bob mueller" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"Com studio, the first bigger, of course with this morning. The ladder speaker Glaspie was Ken Starr, testifying, the Clinton impeachment hearing in nineteen ninety eight. Please welcome back to the program. Former dean of Chapman university, currently professor there. Dr John Eastman, professor, thank you very much for taking the time. It's always, thank you. Larry now, as you know, you and I talked last time you were on about whether Bob Muller reached a conclusion about obstruction or failed to reach a conclusion about obstruction, I should say, because of the prohibition by the office of legal counsel. You said that there was nothing stopping him from reaching a conclusion, I just played. You can star in nineteen ninety eight using the term of Justice, using the term guilty several times in written report. And when he testified before congress. So I guess Ken Starr was just a rogue out of control professor. Well, Bob Mueller knows full well, the office of legal counsel opinion on, which he was relying, which was issued in the Clinton administration. Reaffirming Cryer FEMA that have been issued during the Watergate scandal. And the Nixon administration said that a sitting president cannot be. Dieted or criminally prosecuted. It says nothing about investigation. It says nothing. A about considering whether the conduct he did would constitute a crime. So Bob Mueller is making that up Ken Starr was right, when he said those things back, then, the president had committed acts of perjury President Clinton that was obstruction of Justice, he tampered with witnesses, but seem MO that was in place at the time and reaffirmed by the Clinton's own office of legal counsel, said that the president could not be indicted while he was in office now. For Mueller to use that as an excuse say, that's why we couldn't determine whether there was any obstruction of Justice here. It patently false professor if that were the case, then he would not be able to reach a conclusion about conspiracy, or about collusion or about coordination, either. Well, that's right. That's right. So he's speaking out of both sides of his mouth and what's really going on here is he flipped. He flipped the presumption of innocence. Any seven is report that we could not get enough evidence to Prue from the president approved his exoneration. And therefore, we're going to leave it hanging out there. That's not the prosecutor's job to assess, whether the defendant has proved as honoration the prosecutor's job is determine if there's an evidence bringing indictment and convict somebody beyond a reasonable doubt, and shy. You ought to shut up, professor. Right. Right. Didn't shut up shy of what is what is your analysis of why Bob Mueller, pull this? Well, I think he wanted to do a slow drip thousand cuts because he is he is not keen on this president, that's become clear. He's part of an inner circle people that friend of his Jim call me and Brennan and the whole lot of them who quite frankly were involved in an attempted coup against American people in rejecting the president that they had elected in two thousand sixteen knows our friendship and this, this four hundred page report to try and do by a thousand cuts to prove something that doesn't exist to shift the burden onto the president when into the prosecutors burden to try and keep a live challenge the legitimacy of this president. I'm stunned. We ought to be done with it. But I am. So glad that attorney general bar is now looking into what actually triggered this phone. Investigation that kept us occupied and hurt are standing on the world stage and undermined the efficacy of this president administration for the last two and a half years. My guess is professor John Eastman. Professor is the reason that Kim star refused. So far to testify before the house is because he did not want to face the barrage of questions along the lines just now outlined. Well, I'm sorry. Right press conference here today with the try and put an ending NBN question because he's gonna get questions from from very competent. Former prosecutors who sit on the Republican side of those judiciary committee's a about the change in standard that he's that he's pulled here this light of handed. He's pulled in its report. He said that he's done. He's not going to testify anymore. Read the report, if you want to know anything I'm out of here. What happens next? Well, I expect the Democrats are going to subpoena him to force him to testify, you know, we'll have issues of executive privilege because the special prosecutor's, not an independent prosecutor, this guy worked for the head of the executive branch, which means he worked for the president. You know the. The prosecutorial function, that goes on, including investigations is the subject of executive privilege questions all the time, and the president may assert it. We're done with this. Every the report didn't come out the way Democrats, like they thought that and they'd been you know, they thought that Mueller was gonna find that there was some nefarious collusion with Russia. The only collusion with Russia that we've got evidence of collusion by Hillary Clinton, and her team, creating a phony dossier that launched the authority to spy on their opposing political campaigns. I mean it's just stunning. My guess is professor John Eastman. Professor, I thought when this press conference was announced more going to at least go after bar for that alleged misleading four page outline he didn't. But he did because because I think he knows, you know, bar summary, and four pages of four hundred page report was not misleading. It was not comprehensive that's why it's summary. And what bar had complained about in a letter to I mean sorry, what Mueller complain about in a letter to bar, was the way. The press was misinterpreting bars for page man on not that bar said anything in proper or inaccurate in that memo. And you and I have mentioned we only have about a minute left, professor that I thought Rosenstein was the guy, the Democrats trusted in light Rosenstein, co-signed the four page summary stood behind Muller when he gave his press conference in apparently signed onto everything that Muller has done now is Rosenstein now been compromised by the president. Or, or has he just gone with the law, and the facts took him? Well, that's the thing there was never any collusion here. Yes. The Russians tried to influence our election. So what they do that all the time we do that to their elections elections around the world all the time. Their level of involvement with you know, you know, buying.
"bob mueller" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"And there are countless questions that are left unanswered. You know why didn't Don junior testify. Why didn't the president testified those parts of the reporter redacted was it? Because they plead the fifth or told they were going to be pled. The plead the fifth. I mean impeachment is a political process. It does not have to arise to criminal conduct to constitute impeachment grounds. So if the American people, and congress were to here, for example, that the president of the United States was invoking, the fifth that, that could be something that could be considered many other questions. So, you know, having Mr. Moore, speak today was, obviously very telling and it raises a lot of questions and, and gives the American people feel for what happened, but testify under oath in front of congress would be that much more eliminating, I think it's owed to the American people and congress, gene Robinson set wax. Thank you both. So are Democrats responding to mullah's new statement tonight by pushing for impeachment? We have that story, also the man who played Muller himself Robert deniro teaming up with prosecutors in a bid to get public attention for what Miller said, and what to do next the director of that very video joins me later on the beat this hour. Rob reiner. But our top story tonight, the day after Bob or broke his silence is something that you may have seen before. It is a pattern, the Trump administration has settled on when dealing with Bob Mueller. Sometimes explosive in negative findings. Let me tell you exactly what this is I call it. The molar sandwich like any sandwich. The title comes from the meat in this case Muller but team Trump figured out a way to blunt what they may as the bitter taste of Muller's media evidence by sandwiching him with a lot of bar. You remember there was a lot of bar before any of them will report came out, there was more bar during that unusual press conference to upstage the RIC. On the very day it came out. And now that Bob Mueller has spoken for what he says he hopes to be the last time. We'll guess what Melissa sandwich bar out today. Again, muddy getting Muller's careful explanation of how the rules prohibit indicting president because true to the sandwich bar is making his own news. And he is the attorney general. So what he says matters, and he's claiming that Muller could have reached a decision on that very indictment point. I personally felt he could have reached the decision in your view. He could have reached a conclusion. Right. He could have reached a conclusion. The opinion says you can indict a president while he's in office, but he could have reached a decision as to, whether it was criminal activity. But he had his reasons for not doing it which he explained and I'm not going to argue about those reasons. Just think through bars claim right there. He say he would prefer that Bob Muller conclude that Donald Trump committed criminal activity on obstruction without indicting him. How can I say this nicely that's very hard to believe. And also, if that is what bar preferred and demanded he could have demanded. It far was Miller's Boston till yesterday. He could order mode update the report with that very decision. If he wanted he didn't. He made the decision for himself. But when he didn't make a decision. The deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein, and I felt it was necessary for us as the heads of the department to reach that decision. Well, I mean, he seemed to suggest yesterday that there was another venue for this, and that was congress. Well, I'm not sure what he was suggesting..
Kamala Harris calls Mueller press conference 'an impeachment referral'
"California. US Senator Kamala, Harris says today's public statement by special counsel, Robert Muller is all the more reason to impeach President Trump. The democratic presidential hopeful has previously called for Trump's impeachment and Harris says, Moore made it clear today that he's referring the findings of his Russia investigation to the house of representatives for possible prosecution show, also says or told MSNBC, the only reason Muller, did not file obstruction of Justice charges against Trump is because of a department of Justice legal opinion that a sitting president cannot be indicted, the special counsel, did not return an indictment because of that memo in other words, but for that memo. I believe the affair inference from what we heard from Bob Mueller is that there would have been indictments return against this president? Well, Harris says we also learned today, that attorney general William bar is led the American people about a conversation he had with Muller on that topic. She says Barham made it sound like Muller himself said he failed to indict Trump due to a lack of evidence, not because of Justice department policies about indicting a
"bob mueller" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"House is not operating as a rational organization, it's not operating as a place where plans are logically debated and then decisions are reached on the merits what I'm saying to depart for a moment from the dry language of the Miller report is that at times, the depiction from Trump's own aide's testimony under oath is a White House that runs like a scary vengeful irrational dumpster, fire of illogic with a totally broken deliberative process salted with secret plots to try to save the boss from his own ideas that are not just terrible, but a potentially criminal according to the judgment of his own most loyal aides. Remember, the only reason we know these set of faxes because this happened to be the subject under criminal investigation is this how the White House decisions are. Are made on security or foreign policy or the economy right now, those are chilling questions, and they are broader than the important, but narrower facts that Bob Mueller was authorized to probe in the first place. I'm joined by former federal prosecutor set Waxman who understands exactly how these type of facts are uncovered thanks for being here. Thanks for having me. What does it mean? That Muller put this story in the report well thinks it just shows that he's looking at a group of individuals that were willing to go to all sorts of links to save the president from himself. The story kind of plays like a bad episode of veep. I mean, they're out there. They're running around. They're trying to manipulate the president without him knowing and then the unless one of Trump's own friends to get out in the press and basically leak a potential Saturday night massacre. So Trump could get a taste of what this is going to be like if he fires Muller in the coming days. What do you think those witness interviews were like with the the Muller folks have been skeptical at first because they reached this conclusion this is actually what went down. But if some. That I said, oh, yeah. I talked about Trump firing Muller that you wouldn't necessarily assume that they were trying to stop that. Yeah. I mean, I think as a former federal prosecutor if I got no room with someone and they share that with me I'd have reservations. But then we see what Trump was doing publicly telling Lester Holt out in the open, you know, I got rid of I've got rid of come because of the Russia thing. So I think when these prosecutors got into the room with these various witnesses..
Bill Weld launches GOP primary bid against Trump
"Lead the former two-term Republican governor of Massachusetts Bill weld is here with me live in studio. And Mr. weld has something to announce governor jacomb announcing that I'm running for president of the United States as a Republican against President Trump in twenty twenty. So you're hoping to take him on in the primaries in the primary. So I I really think if we have six more years of the same stuff we've had out of the White House the last two years that would be a political tragedy, and I would fear for the Republic. So I would be ashamed of myself. If I didn't raise my hand and run so his Rian President Trump's reelection campaign just announced that they've raised thirty million dollars in the first quarter. The Republican party is has been reshaped to meet President Trump's desires, he has the support within the party nearly ninety percent. Do you really think you can defeat him? I do I've done it before. And particularly in New Hampshire where I'm spending a lot of time. It's one. One vote at a time and one voter at a time, and you got to meet him. But you know, what we have now is the president who mocks the rule of law. I spent seven years in the Justice department, try to keep the politics out of law enforcement. He's trying to put it in a president. Who says we don't need a free press who says the climate change is a complete hoax. He's not paying attention. I doubt very much. He's made a study of any of those issues, but he seems to have difficulty in my opinion. And I was a prosecutor for quite a while. He has difficulty conforming his conduct to the requirements of law. That's a that's a serious matter in the Oval Office. So just in in terms of your political strategy, you want to spend a lot of time in New Hampshire. And that's the New Hampshire is a state where their independence can vote their primary crossover primary New Hampshire really all six New England states, the mid Atlantic states, California, Oregon, Washington, very receptive territory. The president's not well liked in California, the inter mountain west where I spent a lot of time in the last. Cycle. No one. It'd be a national national campaign. The twenty states do permit that crossover voting which is more than a beachhead. So I'm very much looking forward to the campaign. Anyone wants to be helpful well, twenty twenty dot org. Well, twenty twenty or the Muller report you talked about youth served in the Justice department. You know, Bob Mueller was my deputy in the Justice department. He's the straightest guy I've ever met wonderful human being very thorough. Very great prosecutor. So how how much do you think of his report that we're told is going to be released to the public into congress Thursday morning? How much do you think can be redacted and still be a credible presentation to congress in the phone piece of cake? Oh, you really have to do is redact the classified information and needlessly derogatory personal material. But that's that's not a great labor. I mean, I think the whole report should be made public. So so that everybody can see not just a two committees of congress, but the American public. Can see they've paid for it. The president says he's been exonerated on these allegations of conspiracy with Russia, and that you can't obstruct a crime that hasn't took taken place, which obviously the attorney general Bill bar agrees with to a degree. We know Democrats in the House Judiciary committee and elsewhere are going to keep investigating. What's your take on the obstruction of Justice charge and the president's claim that he's been exonerated? No. I'm not I'm not really buying that. And if I were the president United States, and I've been found not guilty of one of twenty charges that could have been levied against me. I'm not sure I'd be holding a press conference to celebrate that what what do you make of the obstruction charge in the Miller report? You know, I don't I don't think the juries come back on that one. But there's plenty of other potential witness tampering, obstruction, possibilities arising out of all the Manafort and Michael Cohen material that has nothing to do with the Muller report. Let me give you the criticism that I think you're gonna face. You are a Republican from a different era in American history. You are a moderate Republican you were the Massachusetts Governor you're able to work with Democrats represented precisely country club. Oh, no, no, no Republican who works across the aisle and gets things done. I was reelected with seventy one percent of the vote because I brought everybody in. I would have a bipartisan cabinet if I get to sixteen hundred Pennsylvania Avenue, and you know, I'm an economic conservative. I was voted the most confiscatory conservative governor in the United States by the Wall Street Journal and the Cato Institute, I cut spending year over Donald Trump is not an economic conservative. He doesn't even pretend to be. And you know, it's the country deserves to have some fiscal restraint and conservatism and cutting spending in Washington DC right now all the really is coming out of Washington is divisiveness in both parties are responsible for that. But the grand the grand of that is the president himself. I never seen such bitterness in this country. If you don't win the nomination are you going to run as an independent? No, no, I don't think. So, but I could not support Donald Trump for president. I'm not saying. I would never endorse a democrat in this race. But I I could
"bob mueller" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"You've been on this since the story broke. I stepped off an airplane in Miami to look up to see Julia in the frame on MSNBC having just found out on my phone. The report had been delivered. And then Ari Melber, of course, joins us with his analysis of what there is and is not in this attorney general's letter as we see it at this stage and are having been you've been covering this. Almo- almost every hour since then as you reflect on it at the close of this historic day of coverage in this store at night. What do you take from the attorney general's letter that guides us on what to look for next as you were reporting Lawrence. I take number one. He says that Bob Muller was never overruled. So we take that to be the assertion the DOJ. And if Bob Mueller has a disagreement about that characterization. I bet you will find out about it. A number two as you say a bar has now teased more news this weekend. He set that deadline himself and everyone's been waiting for this. So I would expect him to make good in some way on some sort of update by Sunday night, given that he knows what he has. And he chose to announce that number three perhaps most interestingly what he did not have to do. But what he chose to do Barr says he will continue to console with Bob Muller. Who now as of tonight is no longer the special counsel who has ended the probe, but he will continue consult with him on reveal. Things that go beyond this week. And that go beyond just the list of people who may have been indicted or investigated and not indicted. And that's where the fight is. That's where the information is. And it's very very striking. That bar is doing that either. Because he really does want to finish this out the right way and believes Bob Muller can help them do that with integrity four perhaps. Because alternatively he knows that Bob Mueller has a huge ace in the hole where he can always go testify to the Democrats in the house side. If there's any issues that he thinks still should be publicly aired and bar, the smart attorney general litigator that he is wants to keep a Muller in the fold and Neil I want to go to these these regulations Justice part regulations as well as a special counsel regulations, and to that I paragraph in the attorney general's letter where it says that the special counsel did not propose anything that quote was so inappropriate or unwarranted under established departmental progress practices that it should. Not be pursued. There were no such instances during the special counsel's investigation. Now there are many possibilities. I think with that line. Isn't it possible that that the special prosecutor one of the things the special prosecutor did not propose was indicting?.
Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan says Mueller report shows no collusion
"President Trump down in Florida yesterday about to head to the golf course. Couple thumbs up mostly quiet though this weekend. But we're joined now by one of his top defenders in the house, the top Republican on the house oversight committee. Jim Jordan, congressman. Thank you for joining us your best morning, you're you're championships. Right there. He says the fact that there are no new indictments is not necessarily vindication for the president. You agree. Well, we got to read the report, but what I do know is to date not one bit of evidence to show any type of coordination collusion conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia to influence the election, and that was the charge George when this thing started almost two years ago. The Democrats were all saying that the president of the United States work with a hostile foreign country to steal the election. And again, there's not been one bit of evidence to suggest that any of that happened. Well, there's been a fair amount of evidence that fourteen fourteen associates of Trump had over one hundred contacts with the Russians even though you're quite right. There was no charge of conspiracy. Does any of the information that's been revealed? About those contexts are about the fact that so many in the Trump world lied about those contexts concern, you well, I mean, look the central charge of of the special counsel was to see if there was conspiracy coordination or collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to impact the election as I've said that was the focus of the of the entire special counsel investigation. We've not seen any of that. And again, remember, this is Bob Muller. This was the guy the Democrats and the Repub everyone in town said this is the guy we need for the job. He is the best person we can pick. He is. He is right next to Jesus he can almost walk on water. This is the guy and he will have the definitive statement on that fundamental question. We'll see the report, but all indications are that there's not gonna be any finding of any collusion whatsoever. How about the other concern that one of the other concerns the chairmanship raise right there? The fact that President Trump might be compromised because he was pursuing that Trump Tower in Moscow during the campaign, not telling the truth about it may still be pursuing it today. Come on. I mean, look, here's what's happened. They they don't think this Muller reports going to be the bombshell, they all anticipated. It was going to be. So now, they're launching all kinds of other charges all kinds of other investigation. They bring in Michael Cohen a few weeks ago. This was their first big hearing their first star witness there. First witness of the one hundred sixteenth congress a guy who's going to prison in six weeks for lying to congress. They bring him in. And what does he do he lies again, we think at least seven times under oath in front of the congress again? So that didn't that didn't work for him. Now, what's chairman, neither do Eighty-one different letters to sixty some different individuals starting a whole new fishing expedition, this is how they operate. So if it's not the bombshell, they wanted they bring in Cullen that doesn't work that hearing is a flop then they go with chairman Nadler Eighty-one different letters sent out there. This is how the Democrats are going to operate. We just got to be used to it and understand that that's where they're gonna go. Do you stand by your vote that the country should see congress? The entire Muller report the turning Jenner was clear in his letter. A short letter Friday. There was a lot of important things. He said in there. He said he's going to consult with rod Rosenstein, he's going to consult with the special counsel, Bob Muller, and he's going to release as much as he possibly can consistent with the law. I think the Democrats should be that should be what we all want an attorney general who operates according to the law. So I'm I'm for airing on the side of transparency the whole thing released. You didn't have those qualifications in the vote. Yes, we did consistent with the law. That's what we want. And and I think the Democrats would want the same thing. But I'll tell you this, George if he's got a release all the information that I want all of it released. I want those three, oh, I want the conversations between Bruce or and Christopher Steele the guy who wrote the dossier. Glenn simpson. The guy that Clinton campaign hired to put the dossier together. I want all those conversations that Bruce or had with Glenn Simpson. Christopher Steele, those recorded those notes from the FBI I want all that. Application to be made public when they use. They use that dossier took it to a secret court didn't tell the court the Clinton campaign paid for that document didn't tell the court a foreigner. Who was who was desperate to stop Trump from being elected, president wrote, the document I wanted that information released to the breeze thing. Let's let's release it all let's be clear on that. Then. So you agree with the Democrats all the underlying documents should be released top to bottom. The Muller report should be released. We've just gone through the special counsel regulations. There's nothing in the law that precludes the attorney general from release that I'm saying that the attorney general said follow the statute. And that's what he's indicated. He's going to do in consultation with rod Rosenstein and Bob Muller. I think the Democrats should be happy with that. They said Bob Mueller was the guy that they wanted to do this investigation. Billboards Bill bars going to consult with him and decide what he can release. But if they do release everything then by golly release, it all show is application show us two three. Oh to show us the information. They gave the gang of eight the gang of eight with Adam. Mm ship was a part of that the gang of eight when they talk to them way back with about this dossier about what took place at the a court and about the start of this counterintelligence investigation show us all that information to the American people deserve we've asked for that information to be made public a long time ago because that goes to what these top people this cabal top of the FBI what they did when they launched this thing. Clear back in the summer and fall of twenty sixteen before the election, the president could order all this released on his own all of the declassified on his own. We urge him to do that. I've urged him to do to release this stuff. I just described. I sure have the stuff that Jim call me Andy McCabe. Jim Baker Lisa page. Peter Struck all this stuff that they had started with the dossier and all this stuff that they'd started initially with this investigation prior to the election. We urge him to order the release of the mullahs report is well again, that's the attorney general's call. And he's gonna do that consistent with the law saying is if the Democrats if the Democrats are gonna call for all that to be released, then they should call for everything to be asking you a different question. Now, the president has this authority. Are you asking the president to order the release of the Miller report, that's the that's the president's call? He said he wanted to be made public. He said that the other day when he was walking. I think out in front of the press. I think last Wednesday he said that. So that's that's the White House has called you mentioned the here. Michael Cohen a couple of weeks back as we know from the southern district of New York. They concluded that President Trump was individual one who directed. Michael Cohen to make those hush money payments to influence the election, essentially, directed a felony. Does that concern you, look, I I like I said Michael Cohen came in front of our committee, and he lied, we think at least seven times, that's why congressman meadows an ice in a criminal referral letter to the Justice department. We know he lied about his when he said he didn't want a job in the White House. We know that was a lie. Every every media outlet in the country had reported that is the conclusion of the southern district. Prosecutors they're the ones who said that individual one President Trump directed Michael Cohen to do this. Well, I mean, there's they have their investigation that they're doing in the southern district of New York. What I choose to focus on is the fundamental the charge of the of the special counsel was to look at collusion. We have not seen any of that. What I also know is Michael Cohen cannot be trusted any prove that when he was when he came back in front of the committee and several times lied under oath. I think the real question years will chairman Cummings. Join us in demanding that Michael Cohen be charged for perjury by the Justice department. I think he should do that. He was very clear at the start of the hearing. He said, Mr. Cohen, if you don't tell the truth, I'm going to hold you accountable, and we've seen nothing from chairman Cummings to do any of that any kind of holding him accountable at all so just to be clear the president's involvement of those payments doesn't concern you the president has had an amazing two years. He was in. He was in Ohio last Wednesday. And what I saw was people lining the street is he wrote. From the airport to the tank plant where we build the best tanks in the world. I saw people cheering him because they understand that this presence committed to fighting for the American people and getting accomplish the things he told the American people he was gonna do it was an amazing reception. He received from all kinds of folks here in the fourth district of Ohio just last
"bob mueller" Discussed on The Daily 202's Big Idea
"I'm James Holman from the Washington Post, and this is the daily two for Wednesday March twentieth in today's news evidence that Bob Mueller is wrapping up. The White House intentionally stonewalls on requests for documents from House Democrats and President Trump personally attacks the husband of a top aide. But first the big idea. Federal judges have ruled against the Trump administration at least sixty three times over the past two years. It's an extraordinary record of legal defeat that has stymied large parts of the president's agenda on everything from the environment to immigration in case after case. Judges have rebuked Trump officials for failing to follow the most basic rules of governance for shifting policy, including providing legitimate explanation supported by facts, and where required public input. Many of the cases are in early stages in subject to reversal upon appeal, for example, the supreme court permitted version of Trump's ban on travelers from certain predominantly Muslim nations to take effect after lower court judges had blocked the travel ban. But regardless of whether the administration, ultimately prevails, the rulings so far paint a remarkable portrait of a government rushing to implement far-reaching changes in policy without regard for long standing rules against arbitrary and capricious behavior. Two thirds of the cases that the Trump. Ministration has lost were because they violated the administrative procedure act. That's a seventy three year old law that forms the primary bulwark against arbitrary rule in America. The normal win rate for the government in such cases is about seventy percent according to historic analysis, but a database maintained by NYU law school shows that Trump's win rate is only six percent, many of these defeats can be chalked up to basic incompetence. Some errors are so avoidable. That business groups who want deregulation have been left to wonder whether Trump and his appointees are more interested in announcing policy changes than achieving them. They say unforced self inflicted wounds are setting back the agenda to deconstruct the administrative state more than anything Democrats at the so-called deep state of done contributing to the losing record has also been Trump himself his comments about shithole countries. For example, created a rationale for US district. Judge Ed Chen and San Francisco to rule that the administrator. Decision to end temporary protected status for hundreds of thousands of immigrants from Central America, Haiti and Sudan was motivated by racial and ethnic bias. At least a dozen adverse decisions for Trump have cited the president's tweets or other public statements. Now, Trump blames his losses on what he were. I who is Obama judges he specifically likes to attack the ninth circuit court of appeals, which is based in San Francisco. Well, twenty nine setbacks have come from this appellate court. The trend is national in fact, thirty four originated elsewhere, particularly in the DC circuit. That's according to a tabulation by my colleagues, Fred barbeques, Indiana, Paul and fifteen of the lower court rulings against Trump have been by judges who were nominated by Republican presidents, including in a few cases, Trump himself. And that's the big idea. Here are three other headlines that should be on your radar this hump day. Number one last night. Prosecutors with special counsel Bob Muller's team asked a federal judge to give them until April. First to respond to the court about a request from the Washington Post to unseal records and Paul manafort's criminal case, they sided the press of other work is the main reason for the delay in a two page. Filing. Bowlers men said they quote require additional time to consult with the government. A response had been due on March twenty first the filing didn't detail the nature of the consultation with other parts of the government.
Impeachment Begins, Sort Of
"So I think that might be Cohen will only be ineffective witness to the extent he's independently corroborated either by other testimony, meaning verbal testimony or by documents or both because he's got an awful history. Now that doesn't mean that everything he says is ally. But what it does mean is that you have to corroborate him. And I think any any prosecutor at certainly someone as careful as skilled and as objective. As Bob Muller would never use someone as Michael like Michael Cohen unless he could crop rate them. And I think in general the same thing about the folks at the southern district, and she this this is the problem here. Remember, what all the spin was on bubbler going back only two weeks ago? We don't have to go that far back Democrats were saying that in the Manafort situation and the Coen situation in the Roger stone's situation that all of Bob molars allegations have multiple corroborating witnesses. All of Bob Mueller's charges or not based on one person. But on three four or five people that Cohen himself by himself as unreliable Cohen by himself could easily be dismissed as liar saying with Roger stone, Roger stolen could be dismissed buzz Aligarh Jerome Corsi, whoever. But there are multiple people who can paint the picture multiple people filling in the billings, multiple people back in each other up through separate independent investigations. So to have built that entire case into trotted out. Michael Cohen last week for Democrats to now be saying, hey, we gotta do this ourselves. Pretty big indicator. They're not going to get what they thought from the the Bob Mueller investigation that all of their hype about the Mueller investigation really doesn't live up to it. Now. One more clip Sarah Fagin is she's a Republican right of center strategist, not a Trump fan on with George Stephanopoulos over the weekend. Only the rest of the extent to Matt's point. If there is some real they're they're in and right now, we don't have evidence of collusion. Most Americans manafort's evidence of collusion. Will you have manafort's crimes, but that doesn't necessarily extend to the president. And we'll see what the mullahs report says, but one would think after a year, plus eighteen months, we would see something if it was directly connected to the president
"bob mueller" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"To the events to keep also the finest plays of beers ciders seltzer 's all there for you to try to quench your thirst. If you're the right caller who can correctly identify top four stories later this morning, then you'll be headed to the six annual bites and brews listening for your chance to win that is coming up at ten o'clock hour, or now we're joined by my friend, Rick s and Berkeley, the president the president of Wisconsin. Liberty and Rick lots of speculation last night. Robert mother is getting close your thoughts on that speculation. And what that might mean. In the context of all the things that are swirling around this president one just from the legal aspects. Right. Well, I mean, there are a lot of times that you bet he's winding up on the speculation last night is that he might submit his report to attorney general bars earliest next week the a couple of things first of all it is. I think almost certain that Bob Mueller will not recommend that criminal charges. Deep be brought against President Trump. This is probably because there won't be any criminal conduct on on the part of Trump within the scope of Mueller's investigation. But beyond that department of Justice guidelines is generally say, you can't indicted sitting president. So the question now will become well, okay. He's got this investigative. Report which is probably what it should have been considered in the beginning. It should have been done as a counterintelligence investigation to find out what the Russians did in the course of the twenty sixteen election and the question then becomes well. How much is this is going to be made public normally when prosecutors investigate someone, and they decide not to charge them with the crime. The report is not you know, made public. This is one of the criticisms just Komi in the Clinton situation. He wasn't gonna charge. He shouldn't have said anything, but there's this other aspect too. And this other aspect to it is is sort of an investigative investigation into Russian activity in the twenty six thousand election. And I believe the statute says it determine general is supposed to report to congress. And so we're gonna have perhaps controversy over how much of this is going to be made public since it seems to me that even though there may not be criminal. Conduct on the part of the president door or people closer to the president. That have already been identified could be stuff. It's embarrassing. And, you know, then President Trump has a pretty thin skin. So, you know, he's he's he's likely to to think some of it's embarrassing, even if you know, it may not be the worst stuff in the world. And so, you know, is there now going to be a battle between the White House the attorney general in congress. As to you know, just how much of this is going to be made public will congress subpoena Miller to testify, you know, will there be litigation brought in order to compel the production of, you know, some of this stuff should decide that not all of it ought to be released. So I think we could have quite a lot to talk about it in the coming weeks could every could there be a role for the supreme court in some of this stuff? If let's say the president were charged with something even not just from the mall investigation. But the southern district of New York or one of the house investigations could there be a role for the supreme court the plate washer? Sure. Because because and again, I mean, I think you make a great point there. Even if you know Muller releases its report, whether it's made public or closes up shop, there's still investigation going on in the southern district of New York where there's this issue of campaign finance violations is issue of contributions to the inaugural. The committee apparently under investigation the issue of whether or not you can indict a sitting president has never been resolved by the United States Supreme court. There's a lot of people that say that this is just implicit in the separation of powers, it would be, you know, violation of the constitutional structure is if I you know courts, would, you know, weigh in on the, you know, the criminality is president while he's still in office. But this report is never addressed that. And you know, if I suppose if the folks in the kind of awkward because of course, the people of southern district in New York work for the department of Justice department of Justice attorney general works for the president. So I don't know if there's a scenario in which case actually gets up to the United States premium court, what might be more likely is if in fact, there is an issue of, you know, somebody wanting to charge the president with a crime. And and they're being, you know, some type of conflict over whether this can be done or not. I think it's far more likely that the way to doubt will work itself out would be for congress to bring articles of impeachment. And if in fact, that's not hard to imagine. It's a democratic controlled congress little harder to imagine a Republican Senate voting to remove the president. It would seem to me that what they would have to find we have to be a pretty bad be pretty clear. So there's no real wound argue whether it actually happened or not. And then I think is is probably always the case of the impeachment of any president the president's popularity has to sort of dip to a kind of Nick Sonian level where you know, the president is just shut all his political supporting, and you know, starts today in loose backing within his own party. Got a couple of minutes left with the president of the Wisconsin law and liberty Rick s and Berg today can house investigation, which is primarily political connect- ever bleed into a criminal investigation. Well, sure, it could I mean, you know, the house couldn't cover stuff that that is that that that's criminal once again, if if that if things involve a sitting president of the United States. That's sitting president is is not going to be indicted by the Justice department, just not gonna happen. And and that's not a new Trumpian policy. The department of Justice has taken the position for a long time. Now that sitting president cannot be indicted, it's in their guidelines. And so I think it's unlikely it's unlikely to happen. But it could once again, you know, the far more likely scenario. This is what happened. You know? Watergate situation is is is something like that comes too late in the course of the congressional investigation of the Mueller reported a southern district of New York, it it really is far more likely that that will be dealt with in congress than than than the courts. Rick esoteric, president of Wisconsin institute for law long. Every thanks for taking a few moments to explain all that legal stuff for us at take care. Always good to talk to Rick. We'll take a quick break. More next right here in WTMJ WTMJ..
"bob mueller" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"To say you're taking inclusive commemorative sampling glass for using the events to keep also the fines displays of beer ciders. Seltzer all their fee to try to quench your thirst. If you're the right caller who can quickly identify our top stories later this morning, then you'd be headed to the six annual bikes and bruise listening for your chance to win that is coming up in the ten o'clock hour, or now, we're joined by my friend. Rick Burke for the president, the president of the Wisconsin. Dan, Rick, lots of speculation last night. Robert mother is getting close your thoughts on that speculation. And what that might mean. In the context of all the things that are swirling around this president would just from the legal aspects. Right. Well, I mean, there are a lot of signs that you bet he's winding up on the speculation last night is that he might submit his report to attorney general bars early next week the a couple of things first of all it is. I think almost certain that Bob Mueller will not recommend that criminal charges. Deep be brought against President Trump. This is probably because there won't be any criminal conduct on a on the part of Trump within the scope of Mueller's investigation. But beyond that department of Justice guidelines is generally say, you can't indicted a sitting president. So the question now will become well, okay. He's got this investigative. Report which is probably what it should have been considered in the beginning. It should have been done as a counterintelligence investigation to find out what the Russians did in the course of the two thousand sixteen election and the question then becomes how much of this is going to be made public normally when prosecutors investigate someone, and they decide not to charge them with a crime. The report is not made public. This is one of the criticisms of Komi in the Clinton situation, if he wasn't gonna charge. He shouldn't have said anything, but there's this other aspect to it. And this other aspect to it is is sort of an investigative investigation into Russian activity in the twenty sixteen election. And I believe the statute says that the attorney general is supposed to report to congress. And so we're gonna have perhaps controversy over how much of this is going to be made public since it seems to me that even though there may not be criminal. Conduct on the part of the president, or or, you know, people closer to the president's already been identified. There could be stuff. It's embarrassing. And, you know, then President Trump has a pretty thin skinned. So, you know, he's he's he's likely to to think some of it's embarrassing, even if you know, it may not be the worst stuff in the world. And so, you know, is there now going to be a battle between the White House, the attorney general and congress as to you know, just how much of this is going to be made public will congress subpoena Miller to testify, you know, will there be litigation brought in order to compel the production of you know, some of this stuff. Should he H E decide that not all of it ought to be released? So I think we could have quite a lot to talk about in the in the coming weeks could every could there be a role for the supreme court and some of the stuff if let's say the president were. Charged with something even not just from the mall investigation. But the southern district of New York are one of the house investigations could there be a role for the supreme court the plate? Sure. Sure. Because because and again, I mean, I think you make a great point there. Even if you know Muller releases its report, whether it's public or not and closes up shop, they're still investigation going on in the southern district of New York where there's this issue of campaign finance violations is this issue of contributions to the inaugural committee that apparently under investigation the issue of whether or not you could indict a sitting president has never been resolved by the United States Supreme court. There's a lot of people that say that this is just implicit in the separation of powers, it would be, you know, violation of the constitutional structure, if if I, you know courts, would, you know, weigh in on the, you know, the criminality is the president while he's, you know, still in office. But the supreme court has never addressed that. And you know, if I suppose if the folks in the. It's kind of awkward because of course, the southern district of southern district in New York work for the department of Justice department of Justice, the attorney general works for the president. So I don't know if there's a scenario in which case actually gets up to the United States Supreme court. What might be more likely is if in fact, there is an issue of, you know, somebody wanting to charge the president with a crime, and and they're being, you know, some type of conflict over whether this can be done or not I think it's far more likely that the way that that will work itself out with the congress to bring articles of impeachment. And if in fact, that's not hard to imagine a democratic controlled congress little harder to imagine a Republican Senate voting to remove the president would seem to me that what they would have to find we have to be a pretty bad. Be pretty clear. So there's no real roomed argue whether it actually happened or not. And then I think is probably always the case with the impeachment of any president the president's popularity has to sort of dip to a kind of a Knicks Oni and level where you know, the president is just all his political supporting, and you know, starts to, you know, lose backing within his own party. Got a couple of minutes left with the president of the Wisconsin law liberty Rick Berg can can a house investigation, which is primarily political connect- ever bleed into a criminal investigation. Well, sure, I could I mean, you know, the house couldn't cover stuff that that is that that's criminal once again, if if that if you things involve a sitting president of the United States that sitting president is is not going to be indicted by the Justice department, just not gonna happen. And and that's not. A new Trumpian policy. The department of Justice has taken a position for a long time. Now that a sitting president cannot be indicted, and it's in their guidelines. And so I think it's unlikely it's unlikely to happen. But it could once again, you know, the far more likely scenario, and this is what happened. You know? Watergate situation is is if something like that comes to light in the course of the congressional investigation. The report is the southern district of New York, and it really is far more likely that that will be dealt with in congress than than than in the courts, Rick Esab, president of Wisconsin institute for long every thanks for taking a few moments to explain all that legal stuff for us. Take care. I was gonna talk to wreck. We'll take a quick break. More next right here in WTMJ WTMJ..
Donald Trump, Paul Manafort And Justice Department discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"Tonight. We are reporting live on Muller Friday. And this is a big one. Bob Mueller is filing his final move against Paul Manafort tonight, making the case for a long jail sentences newsbreaks that separately New York. Prosecutors may indict Manafort within weeks on charges that Donald Trump cannot pardon all that. Plus there is this late news right now about the Miller report itself. Let me show you the scene here and to all seems quiet at the Justice department. But the DOJ is doing something that is not quiet at all something it almost never does
Whitaker tells lawmakers he hasn’t talked to Trump about Mueller’s investigation
"News. Keep your hands off the Muller investigation democratic congressman came Jeffries, telling acting attorney general Matt Whitaker that he should remain neutral on the nearly two year old Russian investigation. Wigger expected to be replaced by nominee Bill bar next week and says he believes Muller is doing everything by the book. I haven't been on the record about my respect for Bob Mueller and his ability to conduct this investigation and Whitaker's saying neither he nor the president has pressured the special counsel to end this is going to finish his investigation when he wants to finish this investigation conversations with President Trump about an investigation that may center on the president liquor wouldn't
"bob mueller" Discussed on KTOK
"The Kushner is Bannon, New Jersey and the power of in your face politics. It's former Governor Chris Christie two last quick ones and Omori over time. But I still have to do this. How did you become the attorney general how different might this whole Muller thing have gone? Would you recused yourself and all that I would not have recused myself? I would have run the investigation. There would have been no Bob Mueller because I mean recessions was a supporter like you were he recused himself because he supported the president in the campaign that I thought it was ridiculous. I think it was completely ridiculous. And by the way, if he was gonna do that he should have told the president that before he asks for the job, and I couldn't agree. More disadvantaged. The president in a big way last question now that the book is out, of course. President knows all the inside baseball with with the Kushner's. And so on and the leaks and everything else. Do you talk about everything in this book? And it's an amazing book get it it's called let me finish is the relationship going to change or President Trump understands. This is your story, and you get to tell it. President understands I told him about the book all along he encouraged me to write the book. And and the president is my friend who's been my friend for seventeen years, and I just I know him it won't change. It is a former Governor Chris Christie get this book right now, let me finish Trump. The Kushner is Bannon New Jersey in the power of in your face politics. Really, just an absolute pleasure to talk to you governor. Let's talk again soon Becky bags back. We appreciate the governor coming on. I hadn't talked to him before. I actually for a minute thought that I did. But I had not talked to them before. And I really do think that were were cut from the same sort of cloth. We don't hold back an awful lot. And what he's had to save the cushion. I didn't know what he had to say about about offering Mitt Romney to come to New Jersey. I didn't know that either after hurricane sandy. I wonder if you did one eight hundred five zero one seventy eighty joepags dot com. Stay right here..
"bob mueller" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Sorry. I just I just can't get over the fact that Bob Mueller. Got hacked. Bob Muller got hacked. And here's the thing. The thing is the thing is this. The thing is that doesn't make any difference with the files were sensitive classified unclassified. Whether it was Bob molars to do list from his wife or the groceries. He was supposed to pick up on the way. Oh, I gotta talk about Cheerios in a minute. Whether or not it was Cheerios Cheerios or lose big time. It doesn't make any difference. What the files were the fact that somebody was able to hack into the files with the computers of the special counsel's office tells you that the very people that should be concerned about operational security are not concerned. Oh, they're probably concerned now, but they were concerned enough beforehand. Cheerios thing real quickly, Angie. Eighteen months box of Cheerios cost eighteen box Cheerios. I think is like four bucks. I I just bought one recently did, but you don't remember do you? Remember, let me go to Amazon Amazon the the. Oh, what's that? What's that thing called we can buy groceries on Amazon and the the? Oh, you're Cheerios and prime pantry. Curios giant size. Four dollars and fifty nine cents for twenty bucks. Three dollars and sixty four cents four eight nineteen and a half ounce box of Honey nut Cheerios now why is this important because we've had a new Gotcha question. Mika Brzezinski over MSNBC is interviewing Howard Schultz, who's making an independent run for the presidency and fire. I have three questions just.
"bob mueller" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Hack into his database. If. If Bob Mueller had been the director of the FBI. When I knew him, and George W Bush are both viral bosses. If we had learned I shouldn't say, we if the president had learned that his FBI director had been hacked by Russians and they were stealing information from a an FBI database. He'll probably been fired. Yep. Probably been fired the tweet linked to webpage. Located off-line file sharing portal containing folders with non-public names and file structure of materials produced a Concorde's defense team said Moeller roughly one thousand of the total three hundred thousand files posted online matched files produced to concord management in discovery. The FBI found most team noted that the FBI found no evidence. Of course, not because if you want to know where the collusion is the collusion is between the former FBI director and the agents in his old agency the FBI because listen to this. Moore's team noted that the FBI found no evidence that the federal government servers or more servers fell victim to any computer intrusion. But. According to the Washington Examiner. It is still not clear how the information on the file structure became public. The fact that the file names and file structure on the webpage significantly match, the non-public names and file structure materials produced in discovery. And the fact that over a thousand files on the web page match those produced in discovery established that the persons who created the webpage had access to at least some of the nonsense. The discovery excuse me. See there is already Angie. There was the first birth. The tonight from scarfing down food after. Meeting that took longer next. Should I keep a tally? We should start. A actually we should do. We should we should ask people online. Are we are we on Facebook and YouTube? Yeah. And some weird is happening with Facebook. So I'm shocked. We're up. There are people are watching what we should have them say when they can tell if they can tell whether or not I have silenced burp or not or maybe I should just not try to silence them. I mean, we the show does MB class anyway. Right. I mean, I don't want to listen to that. Oh, you grew up with how many brothers? And you've never you never. You never heard your brother's birthday effort. So I guess it doesn't really bother me. But on the radio. I mean. If you're gonna not silence them. Have them be week. Right. If you're gonna do burp, I mean who who wants a excuse me. Who wants a half ass burp? I mean, if you're going to burp, you really should just burp. But you when you're on the air, you really do try to stifle those things twenty we have like an on off button on the microphone, which I'd have to time to learn how to use. I'm aware of that. I'm.
People are paying money for used tissues to fight the flu
"Valentine's Day candies. Bob Mueller convection for Valentine's used to at their height pulled in one point eight billion dollars in sales for those little candy.
"bob mueller" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"How am I not your first favorite? Why are you work on it? You're gonna hang up on your as well. Okay. I will. But you know, I am I am. I was gonna say this. But I haven't confirming last caller saw it only talk talking point that Bob Mueller is coming out with the denial. I saw it in a couple of different places that he's afraid that Bill bar might be confirmed. And of course, this rule, Mr Miller, and that's that's probably why he's doing it. Because this is the first band coming out with anything at all. I mean Bob Barr. I've been I mean Bob Mueller has been zipping nothing has come out except leaks. What officially come out like this? I think I can confirm probably are get the sense that he's probably afraid Mr. bar might be confirmed. I don't think there would be a problem. Bob barkeeps on acting like they're best friends. So I don't know. I. At the end of the day. The reason why you come out on something like this out of the afraid for his job. He has nothing to lose. Again. He was appointed. He's made plenty of money. But but I think that he comes out because this was so agreed justly wrong. This was so ridiculous. Reporting and it spread like wildfire down to you realize if CNN an NBA MSNBC together said the word of two hundred times two hundred. Yeah, I saw here. He had to come out. 'cause truth is truth. I did. But I think I don't think he's he's doing it for me. I know he's already wealthy, man. But I don't think he's trying to save his reputation. If it came to be that you are still employed in still doing investigation Crump and Bob Barr said, hey, I gotta let you go. That'd be a slap in his face. These Muller is probably worried about his reputation more than his wealth in that. Basically what these people operate? I mean, they don't care about money. This is exactly what was going on. When Kamala Harris with asking a question. I mean questioning Mr. bar the confirmation hearings. She asked him in all the things you do you really want this job? He said, you know, forty or fifty twice. But now I've had a I've had a good life. I don't give a damn he didn't say so many words, I'm just going to do. What's what's right by the law? I don't give a damn thing packed. He was saying you ain't gonna shake me. I'm gonna I'm gonna forget the Guy Forget confirmed. I'll do my God. But don't get control. I've got a good life. So she she did not push him. Let your pushing the other candidates. She was I looked sounded. Like, I face was like all I'm afraid of you kind of deal. She wasn't going to go pushing back for the she knew who he was. And that I hear you, and I get it. And it sounds like, you know, you you certainly have been watching this very closely. We appreciate you. Second favorite talk show host shut up. How dare you? The guy loosened six days a week it calls the show all the time on his second favorite. I I it's better than me.
"bob mueller" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Thirty seven degrees in Boston chilly tonight. It's five o'clock. I'm Laurie Kirby. Good afternoon. Here's what's happening at five in Washington. The two parties couldn't even decide on lunch. And the only thing on the menu is gridlock is day. Twenty five of the shutdown. Also sitting down before the Senate Judiciary committee today William bar, the president's choice to be attorney general following that. And joining me live is Allie Rogan and alley. I understand that Mr. bar is backing the president on his border wall and talking about a barrier system at the border. What did you mean by that? Yeah. He sure is. He was pretty unequivocal in saying that he supports President Trump's desire for wall funding, he weighed in on the political situation in terms of the government shutdown saying that Democrats should be more receptive to the notion of an enhanced enhanced barriers across the border. He was as most people are now at least buying closed doors, very upfront about the fact that this isn't going to be one contiguous large concrete structure that it's going to take different shapes and sizes at various points on the border. But he was pretty, you know, far out there and saying that he would support the president policy aims, which of course, entwined with his political strategy on the southern border Ellie, do the Democrats or Republicans for that matter. Ask him whether he would support the dreamer program. You know, I don't know that that came up specifically he was asked quite a bit about the dreamer issue came up in the context of previous congressional agreements to deal with immigration writ large, some of those more broad grand arrangements that for example, Senator Lindsey Graham and dick Durbin had been trying to negotiate in previous years and members of congress reminded him because he's sort of editorial is that, you know, Democrats would get their act together and supports them wall funding, they reminded him that actually the Senate has in the past arrived at deals to both deal with the dreamer situation. Those undocumented children of immigrants who have a temporary status in the United States and are waiting for more endurable enduring solution. They, you know, the Bill bar said that he hadn't been very much. Aware of those those agreements. So, you know, folks have to remind him that congress has worked on this in the past. It's just that President Trump hasn't actually signed any of those deals into law that will deal with both border security and DACA. Okay. And Elliot's very quickly the the testimony I heard for our is dominated on Bob Mueller special counsel, and Mr. bar trying to distinguish himself as a judicial mind one that is not a political mind. Yep. Bob Barr said that he would not he supports the molar investigation. He thinks it should be completed without political interference. He said he would not be politically minded attorney general. He said that if President Trump asked him to fire Bob Muller, he would not do so he would refuse and if that means stepping down he said, basically, he's at the point in his life where that's fine. He's already served in this position. He's got nothing to lose. So he made very clear establishing his what will be his kind of hands off oversight of the Muller investigation, which will fall to him even though some of his previous ratings had some Democrats concern that maybe he would be a little more hands on. All right Allie. Allie Rogan thank you for that update. Live from Washington. We always appreciate your time. Speaking.
"bob mueller" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"The reason they're upset about Wittig or not recusing himself. Now that we have a formal decision by the department of Justice folks is there's something interesting going on behind the scenes involves one very specific memo that we haven't been allowed to see a haven't discussed this. This is one portion of the cases left beside and that is the Rosenstein scope memo, Rosenstein. When Bob Mueller, the special counsel probe was initiated rod Rosenstein, signed off on this Rosenstein wrote a memo, and that memo was basically Bob Muller's investigation was supposed to be targeted towards Russian collusion and things might have developed from that might have been developed from that Russian collusion thing. It is clear right now that Bob Muller has gone off a thousand different tangents. I told you earlier in the week he's into you know, now as new thing is going to be Middle Eastern collusion. Next thing. You know, it's going to be, you know, collusion with aliens from Saturn. I mean Muller's gonna make up anything to keep this going endlessly. Because that's what Muller does Muller needs to stay in business to keep the attention on Donald Trump, keep the attention away from the Democrats and the Democrats understand that. And they don't want Whitaker looking at this at all. Why does this involve the scope memo because there's a memo that is still redacted that rod Rosenstein roadshow. I don't know if I talked about this with you in the past. I don't think so after after the special counsel was initiated. And it allowed Muller to go. And look at some air quotes you Joe other things right? In other words, eight change in scope or an additional SCO expanding. The scope is probably a more precise way to say it expanding the scope of the Muller pro what exactly's Rosenstein what what was that about? What in Muller tell them? Why is it classified? No one's been allowed to see that. Now Whittaker knows what's in there. He's going to know what's in there now, and I'd like to know, and I think you'd like to know too. What's the explanation for why? Bob Muller's probe has been been launched into now Middle Eastern, collusion and nonsensical charges. What was in that scope memo was that scope memo? Based on intelligence that was faulty in and of itself, you see where I'm going with this folks, the initial Trump collusion investigation the hoax was based on what the which we now know is fake. I mean, it's real but the formations fake, right? We know that clearly Muller asked Rosenstein for some expansion of his scope outside of simple Russian collusion. Joseph. What did he ask him? What did he base that on a wire they've redacting? It is sad information bogus do who were they dealing with. Where did they get the information from why is that still classified? I don't know that I'm I don't, you know, for as much as I can't stand Muller switch on then I this may be based on a very legitimate finding of criminal activity. I doubt it. I sincerely doubt. It I think the DOJ's hiding you for a reason, but I find it awfully odd that whatever that scope memo comes up the Democrats always say Whitaker has to recuse himself because why? Whitaker. Could look at that. And I think Whitaker knows damn well that within that scope memo was probably questionable and is probably gonna sit. Bobby em down and say, Bobby. Daddy. Oh, well, what why did you need this expansion the scope of your investigation? Why couldn't we just handle this in house in the department of Justice? Why the long face by the of? I guarantee you they're terrified that that conversation is going to happen. Because now tight back to how I started this..
Trump may cancel G-20 meeting with Putin
"Don't want that aggression at all. I want to be clear when the president does take tartar stance on Russia. We report that fact, the meeting will also would becoming with Bob Mueller probe intensifying and a lot of questions that would be kicking around from that meeting. If it occurred this week, the fact of the matter was he was this is a story that is not well known it stuck in my mind about was this was in the White House, but it really should be especially maybe now. Oh my God. Rachel maddow's. MSNBC present bagman. Search bag man to subscribe now.
"bob mueller" Discussed on The Daily 202's Big Idea
"Good morning. I'm James home and from the Washington Post, and this is the daily to two for Friday, November ninth. In today's news. Matt Whitaker's associates say he won't let Bob Mueller subpoena. Donald Trump the president moves to formally deny asylum migrants as the ninth circuit thwarts has moved to end Dhaka and the shooter in Thousand Oaks was an ex marine would fought in Afghanistan. But first the big idea as Nancy Pelosi expressed total confidence that she will retake the speaker's gavel fellow Democrats who oppose her scrambled to organize an alternative Pelosi's opponents are especially focused on a sizable group of incoming democratic freshmen who expressed opposition to the San Francisco congresswoman on the campaign trail. Some of those members have said they won't vote for Pelosi under any circumstance, whether an internal party vote this month or in a floor vote in January to choose a speaker, others have been more circumspect calling for new leadership, but stopping short of ruling out supporting Pelosi eventually, but arithmetic is everything with Democrats on track to claim me roughly twelve seat majority votes continue to be counted those members and their resolve could be decisive in past elections. Plus he's been able to rely on the niceties of Capitol Hill politics, which dictate that after any internal party vote. Lawmakers drop objections that they might have in cast their votes for. Who their colleagues chose in twenty sixteen for example, sixty three Democrats opposed Pelosi in a closed door caucus meeting. But only four did so on the house floor publicly Mike to bonus who covers the chamber fulltime for us says Pelosi can't count on that scenario this time, indeed that anti Pelosi faction, which is led by three members Seth Moulton from Massachusetts, Kathleen rice from New York, and Tim Ryan from Ohio say that at least a dozen incumbent Democrats would vote to oppose Pelosi on the floor. And they think about as many freshmen could be persuaded to join them Polisi allies, however, say we'll make a handful, but ultimately Opposers especially with no declared alternative, meanwhile on Thursday Democrats maneuvered for.
"bob mueller" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"A lot of developing stories right now as you might imagine, President Trump calling it quotas. Scary time for young men. This amid the Cavanaugh fight atop democratic senators here plus a report that Bob Mueller is now investigating why a Republican critic of Trump got hacked doing 2016 interesting and below the radar. Also, I'll tell you, fifty said, is on the beat tonight. I showed him around the studio. We're going to talk Trump and also how raptured handle gun violence and important story. That's at the end of our show tonight. But we begin with breaking news. Donald Trump's tax records, reveal fraud and schemes to duck taxes on a massive long-term scale. That is the headline from a massive exhaustive, detailed investigative report that the New York Times just dropped on the political world tonight. And we're talking here about the core of Donald Trump's wealth and political appeal because he's always argued above all else before everything else he is. He says, a successful businessman, but these journalists got a hold of over one hundred thousand pages of documents. They found dubious tax schemes and quote, outright fraud and the White House has already pushing back on this big story at this hour more on that in a few moments. But this is difficult apart from everything else that is controversial about Trump apart from his lies or his distraction tweets, or his constant insults of all sorts of people. This is a story that potentially undercuts the thing that Trump's supporters say, they've always. Liked about him. The idea, the belief and maybe the massive con that he is a self made billionaire. Let's go over the details before we get to some incredible experts on this reporters examine Bank statements audits and over two hundred tax returns, not just from Trump, but also from his father from his companies which are bison tied and from other Trump entities and what they show in this report, which I think you're going to be hearing about four a while is that Trump was helping his own family. His parents dodge taxes through quote, a sham corporation that was explicitly designed to hide.
"bob mueller" Discussed on This Week with George Stephanopoulos
"You're headed Democrats balance this out. I mean, I understand the concern about appearing like you're overreaching yet. These are potentially serious crimes being discussed. I Think. think when when when Michael Cohen did what he did took it into a more urgent piece, but I think the lawyers have to do what they have to do in a democracy. Impeachment is always the last resort. The way we change power in this country is through elections. So my admonition to Democrats is to go out and vote so that you can win. It's pretty clear they congress has been feckless and completely week in terms of pushing back this president who was obviously out of bounds. And the way to do that as at the election box immediately vote the prosecutors do what they do in his governor. Christie said a thorough and complete investigation. Bob Mueller is respected prosecutor across the, I'll let them do that work and then let the backs in the in the law takes us where it will all this mean for the Republicans in the midterms, the key is is motivating them getting them out to vote, including what we're seeing from some from the president and others out there dropping hint of possible impeachment to encourage Republicans. They get out there and vote and make sure that we can secure how the house on the Republican side. So Democrats don't come in and talk about impeachment when I'm hearing talking across the country, people are focused on John. Jobs and the economy Trump's base. Is there all of this Manafort and Cohen, and even pecker this is talk, they don't see it sticking with the president right now. They say that he hasn't done anything wrong. I disagree. I think pay off to porn. Stars is wrong, but the questionable and the real word that hits a buzzword with a lot of voters is parole. If he starts pardons, if he starts issuing, pardons are talking about pardons. That is where his base is going to turn. They have probably could turn it on that. It turns out this is a point you're getting making earlier even firing rod Rosenstein or the twenty general. There's points not gonna stop all these other medications. Newark attorney general US attorney in in in the southern district. The district attorney here in Manhattan and we don't know which one is most dangerous. We don't know about Miller has we don't know where that would that invest in. We exactly what you're saying. We don't know what they're actually crop rating on, but I think you make a really important point. The one thing we also don't know is, is this motivating his face is actually causing more people to want to turn out in the midterms. Democrats have a huge sway behind the people who hate. This presidency who are so motivated by that. But as you're saying, it's pocketbook issues, healthcare, it's our my wage is going to go up. And I think Democrats are making a smart play to buy focus on companies and greed. And in quality still in this culture of corruption, Chris, is there anything the president can do right now to get ahead of this, or is, is it just gotta? Wait it out until I think I, you know, I've given this advice all along is that there's investigation like this. There's no way you can make it shorter, but there's lots of ways you can make it longer and the way you make it longer keep talking. Just stop talking. Just stop is the one piece of advice he's not going to take no. I'm gonna continue to give it because it's the right advice in an uptake this when we talk about Michael Cohen to, and I would just say that as a prosecutor, I look at him as a potential witness, and if I were the folks in the southern districts in New York or Bob Muller and we're working with Michael Cohen, I'd wanna get a boatload of crop rotation for this guy because let's not forget. We all talk about the two counts that he can't be finance, those six other cancer. He pled to show this is a guy who was a liar, a cheater and a thief. And so if you're going to listen, I put liars and cheaters thieves on the stand too. But I've had a boatload of crop ration- for them if that is what they were developing this all we have.
Will Trump agree to an interview with Mueller?
"The way i don't care if you're part of the tarian left or perpetually clueless right please get out of the thought control business our topics does yours you may have heard well trump is likely to skip a sit down with bob mueller special counsel mueller is this a smart way to avoid a perjury trap that would perhaps be in a later subpoena also the left insists that trump can't ignore a subpoena even as it says the department of justice pursuing him can ignore subpoenas from congress is this hypocrisy or functional illiteracy also a federal judge calls the molar team liars as another denies its request for a delay after the defense accuses it of pedophile gorie in other words disreputable underhanded and petty what's next on that front assisting in you'll pining analyzing brendan kirby senior political reporter with lifezette dot com he previously worked for the mobile press register as well as aol dot com.
Missouri inmate granted stay hours before execution due to rare condition
"The us imposed new sanctions on russian individuals and entities for interfering in the twenty sixteen presidential election trump described it as a very good call with putin congratulated him on the victory is electoral victory the call had to do also with the fact that we will probably get together in the not too distant future on the agenda trump said would be what he called the arms race as well as ukraine syria and north korea challenges where the us and russia are at odds tamra keith npr news the white house senate majority leader mitch mcconnell is expressing confidence in special counsel robert muller's probe into russian meddling in the two thousand six thousand sixteen election but mcconnell says he does not think there is any need for congress to take formal action to ensure that muller is not fired i don't think it's necessary i don't think bob mueller is going anywhere i think there's widespread feeling and the president's lawyers obviously agree that he ought to be allowed to finish the job comments coming days after trump's weekend tweets criticizing the special counsel probe for the second time in four years the us supreme court to staying the execution of missouri death row inmate russell buck low saint louis public radio's martian griffin has more the nation's highest court issued the stay based on the assertion that missouri's lethal injection drug would result in cruel and unusual punishment buckler has a medical condition that causes tumors to form in his body and his attorneys say tobar matale would cause the tumors to bleed and swell causing physical pain.
Republicans See No Need For Legislation To Protect Robert Mueller
"The federal government to investigate facebook's role in the use of personal data by political research firm tied to the presidential campaign of donald trump the groups want to know whether facebook violated an agreement it signed with regulators offering privacy assurances congress's top tier republicans are being special counsel counsel bob muller some cover amid increasing attacks from president trump correspondent saga megani reports from the white house house speaker paul ryan says muller needs to be able to finish his work without interference i am confident that he'll be able to do that going to step further senate gop chief mitch mcconnell declared heath confident in muller he will have great credibility with the american people democratic counterpart chuck schumer applauded mcconnell for speaking up as the president goes after muller warning any effort to fire the special counsel with lead to disaster leader mcconnell's statement was a real shot across the bow still mocatta laid all the republicans are dismissing talk of formerly protecting baller via legislation saying it's unnecessary i don't think bob mueller is going anywhere saga megani at the white house and you may now address ringo starr as sir richard starkey he uses real name when being knighted by principally today buckingham palace the seventy seven year old former beatles drummer was knighted more than half a century after the band i went to the palace to receive b m e after all said and done done ringo see mike the guy of all those guys you'd kind of want to hang around with more i mean paul mccartney you know all the member of the story we have the paul mccartney that's pretty cool guy i guess and lennon and harrison obviously when they were here i think we're kind of intense at least lenin was but i you know they bill hicks used to do a joke you said you know i know the beatles drugs they let ringo singer song but on bump traffic and weather next on k jail of all the people in the world you feel like you were destined to find her and now that you have come to.
Trump suggests possible meeting with Putin in "not-too-distant future"
"Taking their fingers in the air isn't going i'm not hearing you okay as the great philosopher george clinton wants said if you don't pay attention sooner or later you wind up having to pay something else it's three o'clock little rock's news traffic and weather station news radio one zero two point nine k a r n fm sheridan little rock a cumulus station summit soon one more storm i'm richard johnson congratulations from president trump to russian president putin on his reelection in a phone call today and word of an upcoming summit during the photo op at the white house the president says that he and putin will meet in what he said is the not too distant future to discuss the arms race which is getting out of control he said other issues ripe for discussion include syria and ukraine and the kremlin said the two voiced satisfaction at the apparent easing of tensions with north korea the president apparently made no mention during the call of the nerve agent attack which the us britain and others have blamed on russia jerry bowed lender washington the many calls for the special counsel to stay in place now include that of senate republican leader mitch mcconnell i don't think bob mueller is going anywhere i think there's widespread feeling under the president's lawyers obviously agree that he ought to be allowed to finish the job by both mcconnell and house speaker paul ryan do not support bills that would keep muller in place by law a former playboy model who took a hundred fifty thousand dollars from the publishers of the national enquirer which never printed her story about an alleged ten month affair with donald trump back in two thousand six wants out of that deal karen mcdougal signed on the agreement that did not require american media inc to write the.