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Fresh "Bribery" from WBBM Programming
"$1,000,000 Defense Department contract to produce syringes and safety needles. It'll enable the nationwide administration of an FDA approved Coben 19 vaccine when one is available. The Defense Department says the syringes will be placed in the strategic national stockpile. Mine is getting $6 million to produce the needles and syringes. Rachel Pearson NewsRadio, 105.9 of them. The former deputy commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation, could soon plead guilty to bribery charges. William Helm was charged with bribing a state lawmaker back in March as part of a federal probe of the noise, political corruption. Longtime operative of the 47th Ward Organization, is accused of paying former state Senator Martin Sandoval at least $5000. Well, Sandoval served as head of the Senate Transportation Committee and helm, worked as a lobbyist for a construction company run by a convicted felon. Prosecutors allege the payment involved a road construction project near the Terra Business Park in East Dundee. Tribune reports papers filed late this week indicate Helm is looking to avoid trial and negotiate a plea agreement. Andy Day News Ready a 105.9 FM Northwest suburban mayor's race is beginning to take shape Mount Prospect Village Trustee William Grossi says he's running for mayor in next spring's election. The Daily Herald reports. Gross. He's been on the village boards. It's 2017. He says he wants to keep realestate. Taxes, low and careful spending is the town navigates the economic fallout from Cove in 19 2 other village trustees also running for mayor, the incumbent is not running for another term. NASA is giving over $100,000 to a man from the Chicago area to develop an unmanned scientific mission to a distant planet, a mission that could take two centuries. Jerry Jackson has been awarded a $125,000 grant. The purpose of developing an unmanned scientific mission to the planet Proxima B. Proxima B is rather far away about 4.2 light years from Earth, which is probably why you've never heard of it. It's in the constellation Centaurus, but it's actually one of the closest known exo planets to our solar system. Jackson hopes to develop a spaceship that can reach about 2% of the speed of light, meaning it could reach Proxima B in about 225 years. They've Marceta NewsRadio, 105.9 FM coming up in 60 seconds. The actuator five day forecast and Sports WCBM news time 10 14 today when you don't have much time subscribed to the W. P B M all local podcast version several times each day from NewsRadio 7 81 05 point Light.
Crestwood Mayor Louis Presta Accused Of Taking $5,000 Cash Bribe From Red Light Camera Company, Chicago
"Prosecutors looking into the spread of red light cameras in Chicago suburbs today announced a new indictment. The mayor Of Crestwood. They say he accepted cash from a representative for the Red Light camera company called Safe speed and then lied about it to the feds with more names, Brandon. I said the U. S attorney's office. Northern District of Illinois issued a release stating that Louis pressed has been charged with three counts of using a facility and interstate commerce in aid of bribery. An official misconduct, two counts of willfully filing a false income tax return, one count of willfully failing to file and one count of making false statements to the FBI and IRS. It's alleged that presto was lying to the FBI and IRS when he denied receiving an envelope during a 2018 meeting with a red light camera company representative and contained $5000. Brandon Ison. NewsRadio 105.9. FM.
Fresh "Bribery" from WBBM Programming
"Woman were seen on a viral video. Here is a portion of the sound from that video taken by Andre James, obtained by CBS too. If you want to interfere will be involved as well. I'm not involved in nothing. James was interested for what he says was his right to film the officer arresting a woman last month because he became alarmed at the way the woman was being handled during the incident at a gas station off of Fourth Avenue and Gary. He plans to fight the charges against him, and he's also hired an attorney. A man is accused of driving under the influence when he allegedly crashed into a Chicago police squad car in Lawndale on the words on the West side, Police say 26 year old Cortez Singleton is charged with felony aggravated DUI without a valid driver's license and misdemeanor battery. He reportedly was trying to turn a left in front of an oncoming squad car near 19th and Pulaski just after 1 30 yesterday morning when the crash occurred. Singleton, a 26 year old woman in his car, and two police officers were taken to area hospitals for treatment of injuries. Ah, long time political operative in Chicago may be preparing to plead guilty and an ongoing bribery case. Former deputy commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation William Helmet is accused of paying former state Senator Martin Sandoval at least $5000 back in 2018. As part of a construction project bride. At the time, prosecutors alleged payment was made scent of all was head of the Senate Transportation Committee, and Helen was working as a lobbyist with the terror business Park along around 72 Kristina Drive in East Dundee, the Tribune reports. Helms lawyers have filed paperwork, signaling that he may be prepared for a plea deal in the case. Canty Day. NewsRadio, 105.9 and important Question is being asked about President Trump's new supplemental benefit that will be provided to unemployed Americans. This president says the $400 a week supplemental unemployment payment for out of work. Americans will be rapidly distributed, but no exact date has been announced. It replaces the $600 weekly benefit that expired at the end of July. Many furloughed workers say $400 just isn't enough like this man who says the $600 at least Up to make a dent mortgage bills. Democrats say the $400 is just a distraction and unemployed Americans could have used an extension on the $600 booth as the pandemic crisis. Continue that CBS News correspondent Maria Garcia there are throngs of Maskell ist bikers in the streets of surges South Dakota as they take part in the 80th annual motorcycle rally that's under way this weekend. Among them is North Carolina resident Kim Proctor, who told her Order that while she's not wearing a mask, she is carrying one feel like I'm a petition. I'll use it, but just walking around outside. I feel comfortable so I don't want other people to feel uncomfortable. If I feel that way, I will miss your numbers of participants raised the prospect that this.
Suspended Los Angeles Councilman Pleads Not Guilty to Federal Charges
"Plea entered by suspended L. A City Councilman Jose We SAR. The multiple charges related to a pay for play corruption scandal at City Hall next 10 seventies Pete Demetriou working this story, he's life Force of the Roybal Federal Courthouse in a hearing that took a little over three minutes was our agreed to the withdrawal of his private attorney. He'll not be represented by federal public defenders when asked what the magistrate how he would plead to the charges against him. These are speaking to resume conference Window said Not guilty. Matter will now be sent to a federal judge John Walters, Quarterman Wednesday morning for a trial setting conference. Given the fact he's ours just changed counsel. It's more than likely his defense will ask for a delay and setting a trial date. On the grounds they haven't had a chance to go through all of the evidence, and the exhibits listed in the 113 page indictment specifies 30 for criminal counts against the councilman, ranging from bribery on the services, fraud and money laundering. Four other defendants in the corruption scandal, including former city Councilman Mitch Englander, have already pled guilty to charges of, or Judge Walter and are awaiting sentencing between December and February of next year. At the
Fresh update on "bribery" discussed on WBBM Programming
"That officer's name will not be released until there is disciplinary action. If there is against the officer in Gary, and we'll have that story and continue to cover that story for you this morning. Two men are hospitalized after they were injured in an overnight shooting in Little Village on the south side of city. Of course, police say the 33 46 year old man Or with a group on a sidewalk, their 25th in California around 3 15 this morning with shots rang out. Both suffered wounds to the leg there, listening good condition, No suspects No. One in custody at this hour. Former deputy commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation, could soon plead guilty. The bribery charges William Helm was charged with bribing a state lawmaker back in March, is part of a federal probe of the noise, political corruption. Longtime operative of the 47th Ward Organization, is accused of paying former state Senator Martin Sandoval at least $5000. Well, Sandoval served as head of the Senate Transportation Committee and helm, worked as a lobbyist for a construction company run by a convicted felon. Prosecutors allege the payment involved a road construction project near the Terra Business Park in East Dundee. Tribune reports papers filed late this week indicate Helm is looking to avoid trial and negotiate a plea agreement. Andy Day News ready a 105.9 to negotiations over a new Corona virus relief package collapse in Congress, President Trump took action to bypass lawmakers while at a Jersey cough club President Trump signed executive orders Saturday aimed at provide Economic relief for millions of Americans. My administration has been working around the clock in good faith to reach an agreement with Democrats on Additional China virus relief. The president's move comes after negotiations with Congress over a new relief package hit a wall. Whether the president has the legal standing to act on his own remains unclear. CBS NEWS correspondent Michael George reporting from New York on that CBS News confirms on high level meeting that could be a factor in the selection of the Democratic vice presidential nominee. With the vice presidential choice announcement, expected in days comes word that Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently flew to Delaware to meet with Joe Biden. Political analyst, Greg Value. This meeting shows that she's definitely in the running and on the short list. I'm not sure she's got it wrapped up, but she is on the shortlist. Michigan governor has on occasion gotten under President Trump Scan over Virus Response issues both his and hers Tom Foti, CBS NEWS Washington MEDIA NEWS Time, 7 30 For just a few minutes ago, we asked you the news quiz question, but we don't have a winner yet. So here we go. Let's try it again. You got this? Come on. Think about it now for the first time, And it's 100 year history, which iconic race will be held this month without fizz understands well, race we were talking about do to the pandemic. Of course, our lines are open. 186678 Quiz. 18667 80 70 49. Put your name in the air..
Chicago - Customers File Class Action Lawsuit Against ComEd In Wake Of Bribery Scheme
"Comet is the target of a class action lawsuit revolving around the company's admission It was part of a bribery scheme. The suit demands the utility reimburse customers at least $150 million for rate increases and other benefits it received from the state through the illegal activity. The legal action is being taken on behalf of three people and one Chicago based company, Mohr. Individuals and businesses could join the suit
Anti-Netanyahu protests continue in Israel
"Israel. Thousands Thousands of of protesters protesters gathering gathering in in front front of of the the prime prime minister's minister's official official and and private private residences residences and and at at over over 250 250 intersections intersections across across the country, continuing their call. For Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step down. Netanyahu is going on trial after being indicted for bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Yesterday's protests marked the fifth week of the so called black flag protests.
State Officials Say Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder Should Resign
"For for the the Ohio Ohio House House speaker speaker to to resign resign from from office office after after he he was was arrested arrested yesterday yesterday charged charged with with bribery bribery and and racketeering. racketeering. Whether Whether he he steps steps down down or or he's he's removed removed by by the the other other members members of of the the Ohio Ohio House House Democratic Democratic Party Party chairman chairman David David Pepper Pepper There's There's Larry Larry Householder Householder can can no no longer longer serve serve a a speaker speaker of of the the House House ever ever says says the the charges charges levelled levelled against against him him in in the the FBI FBI public public corruption corruption case make it impossible. Householder remaining that leadership positions in our Constitution does allow 2/3 of the members to remove somebody. Uh, the attorney general has sort of put that out. There is one option. I think it's certainly something if someone isn't going to leave that. That people on both from both parties look at Ron Scott Sloan show on NewsRadio seven W. W. Said he doesn't know how many of the lawmakers who took money for their campaigns from Householder would now be willing to support his removal from office on Brian comes news radio set of W. W. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine was among those yesterday calling for householder to step down. The Reds hit five
Ohio House speaker arrested in $60 million bribery case
"The bribery investigation into the speaker of the Ohio House is just getting started. Speaker Householder, another prominent Ohio Republicans were arrested early this Morning in an alleged to $60 million bribery scheme where today to announce the arrest. Of Larry Householder to speaker of the House of the state of Ohio and four other defendants. Um For racketeering. In relation to what is likely the largest bribery. Money laundering scheme ever perpetrated. Against the people of State of Ohio and David delivers with the U. S attorney's office, as well as agents with the FBI say they seize flat out a racketeering operation, which involved payments for support of a bailout of Ohio's nuclear power industry. There's an increase in
Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Sentenced To 6 And A Half Years In Prison
"New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, former speaker of Manhattan, or he got out of a seven year prison sentence five years ago after a technicality led to AH judge overturning his bribery and extortion conviction. But he was tried and convicted again two years ago, And earlier today, a Manhattan federal court judge ignored the 76 year old Silver's letter asking that he be spared a prison term that would likely lead to him dying behind bars. And the judge sent its silver 6.5 years in prison instead of the original seven year
Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Sentenced To 6 And A Half Years In Prison
"Former New York assembly speakers. Sheldon Silver was re sentenced today to 6.5 years in prison in a $4 million bribery scheme. He's also been ordered to pay a $1,000,000 fine. 76 year old silver was convicted of bribery back in 2015 and sentenced to seven years in prison. He appealed and the verdict was overturned on a technicality. Silver was re tried and convicted again, although some of the count's were tossed out. His lawyers had asked for home confinement because of his age and the health risks associated with Cove in 19 But the judge determined a non jail sentence was simply quote not appropriate.
Netanyahu's corruption trial resumes amid protests over Israel's handling of coronavirus
"Trial of Israel's A longtime leader. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trial resumed after a two month break as he faces charges of bribery and fraud. Netanyahu claims innocence was not in court. The trial comes at a time of plummeting popularity for the Israeli leader. There have been growing protests over his handling of a second wave of the Corona virus. Robert
Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trial resumes amid protests over Israel's handling of coronavirus
"Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trial today. The corruption trial of Israel's prime minister will begin in earnest in January. That per ruling by the presiding judge is here in Jerusalem's district court. Over 300 witnesses will start testifying against Benjamin Netanyahu at a relatively quick pace of three hearings per week. He will be required to attend some of those hearings. Netanyahu is accused of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, including giving per It's worth $250 million in exchange for positive media coverage. The Israeli leader staunchly denies all wrongdoing. Giordano Miller ABC News Jerusalem In the trial of the camp
Democratic state senator calls on Madigan to resign
"Looks like 78 year old statehouse speaker and Democratic Party chairman and Leno and Mike Madigan is the target of a federal corruption investigation. US. Attorney John Lauch says comment admits it started giving out jobs. Contracts and payments to win over Madigan's favor as far back as 2011 admitted fax detail a nearly decade long corruption scheme involving top management of a large public utility leaders in state government consultants and several others inside and outside of government. In two words, it's not good. At least one Democratic lawmakers as the House speaker should step down. Grayslake. Democratic Senator Melinda Bush says the speaker urged representative Luis Arroyo to resign. Then, after he was charged with bribery, And while the speaker has not been charged, Bush says it is clear that he was intimately involved in both the planning and execution of a longstanding bribery scheme with Commonwealth Edison. He says Madigan should step down a speaker as a state representative and as the leader of the state Democratic Party,
Lori Loughlin And Husband Ask Boston Judge To Reduce Bond, Remove Lien From Home
"Lori Laughlin and her fashion designer husband Masa Me, JIA, newly, Massimo genuinely want their bail cut from $1 million to Wonder 1000 Thie couple told judge they will not sleep ahead of their sensing in the college admissions bribery case.
The U.S. Coronavirus Numbers Are Shocking Compared to the E.U.
"The pandemic is back in the United States in a big way, and as I was pointing out to me off line is some things are kind of different internationally? When you say it is shocking. Sometimes when we do the coronavirus podcasts I drop into this weird vocal register where I. Don't feel like I have the range to describe how bad what I'm describing is. But I want to try here because I think it's really important that people don't feel like what is happening. Here is simply a natural disaster, and it is understood the size of the policy failure. We're living through and how many people suffer and die because of it, so I think the simplest way to do a comparison years to look at the European Union because European Union is. Similar to our size, similar level of wealth has a governing institutions, which will not the same as ours are comparable in many ways. It experienced the virus, if anything a little bit earlier than we did. The outbreaks and say Italy came first so they've been dealing with longer. They started dealing with actually less information than we had their there. Good reasons to look comparable. If you go to our world and data. And you look at seventy rolling average of cases per million in the US in the you. I don't know how to describe. How wild charts so? They're currently a hundred and sixty cases per million people in the US every day on a rolling seven day, average, one hundred sixty, and of course we know the true numbers much higher than these are confirmed cases around testing. There are nine in the EU, nine nine. Yup? Nine. And the EU has more not like nine. The use a cup. Arizona alone. is seeing more cases per day than the EU there? This is not as far as we can tell testing issue if you look at like rates of testing positive the things you would look at to see if you're seeing something like that. That is not what we are seeing. So then I wanNA take this one step further. At Stat News which they've been doing great coverage throughout this entire crisis. If you're not falling, them should be stat news. Isaac Sabinas and James Sabinas her both at Harvard, did a piece looking at China answer the question. How many of the deaths that we have seen in the US? Reflect at least potentially bad policy. How many of them seem given the experiences of other places? Preventable, and the places choose to comparator Germany, South Korea Australia and Singapore, and that they choose US places in the bribery of reasons one the virus head the amount of the population lives in sort of urbanized areas, etc.. They calculate that somewhere between seven percent to ninety nine percent of the US fatalities from covid nineteen averted seventy ninety nine percent so most of them the vast majority of them. And just to go back to that EU US chart for one more second look at what is also just truly striking about it is its shape. In the EU this plateaued some time ago and it has gotten lower and estate staple and in the US. We are just going up. So it's all very disturbing, but what we are living through. Here's a failure, not an inevitability.
Miami Feds Seize $3.2 Million In Venezuela Vehicle Smuggling Ring At Port Everglades
"Of vehicles are now in federal custody in Florida, where officials say the cars were about to be smuggled to South America. Homeland Security investigations say they have seized 81 vehicles valued at more than $3 million which were about to be shipped off to Venezuela in a smuggling ring that sought to evade US sanctions on the South American socialistic tape your ship The cars are Mercedes Benz, JAG, you our Land Rover and Lexus. Federal agents say the smuggling is traced to one of the world's largest money launderers. Venezuelan Broadcasting an insurance business magnate, Raoul Goran. Gordon's previously been charged with $1,000,000,000 bribery schemes
Ex-Los Angeles Councilman To Plead Guilty in City Hall Bribery Probe
"Mitch Englander, eyes expected to plead guilty in the next hour for his involvement in a City hall bribery probe that recently also wound up getting a city Councilman Jose Huizar. The Feds accuse Englander of obstructing an investigation into whether accepted money escort services and other gifts from a real estate developer is facing five years in prison. The
Supreme Court rules states can require presidential electors to back popular vote winner
"Support the winner of their states Popular vote, justices ruled unanimously that states can require presidential electors to back their states Popular vote winner in the Electoral College state election officials had expressed concerns about possible bribery and chaos have so called faithless electors are allowed to ignore a states voting outcome. Supreme Court ruling comes just four months before the 2020
Boston - Springfield Detective Fired After ‘Hurtful’ Anti-Police Social Media Post
"Protests in recent weeks have revealed tensions between police and the black lives matter movement. An incident in Springfield reported this morning underscores that tension on May thirtieth a detective in the Springfield Police Department posted a picture on Instagram of her knees. Holding a sign at a black lives matter rally in Atlanta. It drew criticism from officers in her department. Mass live reports. The detective was fired on June nineteenth by Springfield Police Commissioner Cheryl Clap route. The former detective joins us now from Springfield flonaise. Welcome to Radio Boston. Thank you. Can you bribery? So flourish, so your story was first reported by mass. Live in Springfield Republican reporter Stephanie Berry, I wonder. Can you walk us through what happened beginning with? What was the picture? And why did you post it? Yes on the. Post and was a photo of my niece and her friend protesting the killing of toward floyd on the protests took place in Atlanta Georgia. On my niece and her friend, holding signs one of the signs read. Who Do you call when the murderer? Where's badge and the sign that my niece was holding? said shoot the F. Back. Okay. That content could be considered threatening. You acknowledge that the posting could be considered hurtful or threatening to fellow officers. Did you think about that when you posted it? I mean it could be construed as threatening to you as a police detective is well. I didn't take the polls. Have be an anti COP You know when I. When I shared the Post I, Think about how others would perceive it, at no point that I share that post with malicious intent just so you know supporting my niece and her right to a practice her first amendment. So then what happened floor? So you posted it? What did you hear from Your Department from other officers? What happened next? So after share in the post a few hours later, I received messages on on social media. Phone calls text messages. From some of my officers who express their concerns They said that they don't look good that it looked like an anti Kat post once I realized that I had offended some of my fellow officers I immediately deleted the post and I apologize to those who had reached out to me, and I also think them for you know looking out for me. I. Know that right now. At that time, emotions were very high, or all the officers with everything that was going on, not protest that was happening throughout the country. the following day I received a phone call from direct captain before he could explain himself I explained that I why he's calling me but at no point did I share that pulse with malicious intent or Ernie intent to harm or fund any of my fellow officers but the captain stated that the Commissioner was highly upset. She was embarrassed and then I did express the him that I understand How she you know. She could be embarrassed in offended especially after she honored hardship for me, the Commissioner has done a lot for me. All my career my one year career in the in the department. Excuse me. On the day after the phone call with the captain, I met with the Commissioner Commissioner Clap. there was a few deputies in the office as well a few captains, and I went in with my us union present Joe Gentile. in the meeting the Commissioner. basically told me that you know I embarrassed her and that she was highly upset with me. Especially after honoring to hardship, I apologize to her and I and I told her that I understand where my fellow officers are coming from, but at no time did I post that with militias and another time? did I think that might be as anti cop. I told her that I. You know I. Should apologize to all the officers. I'm sorry till the up to supervisors who advocates for me? I think that they deserve an apology from embarrassing and she went on to tell me that people had called up to the. Commissioner's Office and And when I see people I, mean my officers and they were upset and they wanted me terminated She did say that she thinks very highly of me in the. She didn't want to terminate me and then you'd have to figure out a way to fix this. after I left that meeting I consulted with my union president Joe Gentile. after control than what time we both agree that it'd be a good idea to go on a local high bdo. IBP Oh page. And, put up. The public apology to my fellow officers I put up the apology later that day and once I put up the apology I had a few officers that you know basically told me it's okay. No where he's. We all make mistakes. you know we. We have to stick together. Then received a lot of insults and threats on there as well. I'm sorry to interrupt you I know there's a little more to this story, and I do want to give you a chance to tell it, but I need to clarify a couple of things that you've already said. You said that the commissioner said to fix it in the mass live reporting today. She denied that she had said fix. It had a quote that said quote. Once you post something. It's out there and you can't retract it. That post was hurtful to many of her co-workers. What do you make of the dispute between your sense that she told you to fix it and her saying, but that is not what she said. I'm when I was in that meeting. I recall those words like he needs to figure out fix this. and I remember being. Sorry go ahead. No no, that's okay. Finish your thought, please. I'm I'm commenting on that? Okay, also, you said that the commissioner honored hardship for you. Some of our listeners may not know what that means. Can I please ask you to explain that? I'm so dern. The pandemic the kits for being home schooled and I. also have my father who has cancer that I for so i. Put it in a re. I spoke with my captain I was on the midnight shift. I was working twelve eighty a And I wrote up a hardship after consulting with the CAP, and he told me to put in a hardship I wrote to the Commissioner asking to go back to four to twelve as a patrol officer. And in order for me to homeschool my three children and look after my father. a few days later. She authored my hardship while I'm and. Threw me in the TV as a FDU detective. So made you a detective? Yes, Ma'am! Okay thank you now after you posted the apology, you got mixed results or responses from that my apology, my understanding was ultimately you withdrew the apology. You then later were part of a larger picture that was taken of the force, and then on that same day. Receive News that you could either resign or be fired. Do I have those events correct? Yeah! And so the firing was about a week and a half ago. Yeah, it was on Friday to nine hundred. And did it come as a surprise to you on that day? Yes, it did after spoke with Some of the supervisors in the department. They had basically told me you know lay low. Just try to blend in you know, take this as a small bumping your career and a lesson learned and You know you'll get through this. Why do you think you were fired? At this point. You know I I am I don't know. Like the Commissioner as the Commissioner stated She was pressured by the mayor I think it was It was driven my politics but that's as far as I can comment on that. Were there discussions within the police force during the the weeks of the protests prior to you posting your Social Media Post. About the protests, the movements the discussions about police brutality. Were you talking with with fellow detectives or other officers about that? Did you have a sense of where they stood into? They have a sense of where you stood. I'm no. We didn't talk much about it I. Mean I had one one officer life spoke with that was very closely with in regards to the protest and I think we both stood in support of the black lives. Matter Movement. And other than that I. didn't I didn't really? Have conversations about the protests with other fellow officers. And after you posted your apology, why do you believe that some officers came back? with strong responses threatening language. I think is the term that you used it, Cetera. Why do you believe the apology was not sufficient to kind of to begin to heal the controversy around your post? I believe emotions are just very high at this time. You know like I can't tell you why they felt offended. again I had some even had some that some officers at attack me. Flirt so, we reached out to the Springfield police to either appear on the show or to provide comment commissioner share a clap route sent us a statement, said quote. This was Miss Fuentes a second infraction during her probationary period complaints about her social media posts came from co workers who were hurt by it, and questioned her stance on the quote that advocated shooting police officers. It was my decision to terminate her employment and quote. What does she mean by a second infraction?
Netanyahu Attacks Justice System at Opening of His Corruption Trial
"Benjamin Benjamin Netanyahu Netanyahu back back in court in court today today the first the first sitting sitting Israeli Israeli prime minister prime minister to go on to go trial on trial facing facing corruption corruption charges charges at Yahoo at Yahoo lashing lashing out at out the investigation at the investigation more from more A. from B. A. C.'s B. C.'s door Donna door Donna Miller Miller in Jerusalem in Jerusalem Israel's Israel's prime prime minister minister coming coming under fire under fire for his for scathing his scathing attack attack Sunday Sunday on the on justice the justice system system police police and and media media at at the courthouse the courthouse just just minutes minutes before before his corruption his corruption trial trial opened opened the Attorney the Attorney General General condemning condemning Benjamin Benjamin Netanyahu's Netanyahu's deep deep state state like like conspiracy conspiracy theories theories the head the of head the opposition of the opposition you your you love your Pete love Pete calling calling his remarks his remarks a quote a quote horror horror show show the Israeli the Israeli leader leader has has convinced convinced his base his base he's innocent he's innocent but the elections but the elections are over are over now now three three judges judges hold hold Netanyahu's Netanyahu's fate fate in their in hands their hands in a criminal in a criminal trial trial that includes that includes grave grave charges charges of bribery of bribery fraud fraud and breach and of breach trust of trust
"bribery" Discussed on What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law
"There's new podcast I wanNA tell you about. It's called unprecedented. It's about everyday Americans who pushed the boundaries foundries of the First Amendment. Some were find somewhere even jailed and they ended up taking their cases the Supreme Court to help the rest of US figure out what freedom of speech really means needs for example. Here's the question can a kid. Where a black armband to school? It's a bullet fashioned choice. But what if it's a protest against war it's silent not not really disruptive so what's the problem and what does con La say about that or can you burn a cross in an open field even if you have permission from the fields owner Tirr all these stories plus legal analysis from. NPR's Nina Totenberg checkout unprecedented. Wherever you listen to podcasts? Trump's impeachment means that there's going to be a Senate trial apart from the legal issues for me. There's another question what we'll John Roberts where article one of the constitution says that when the president of the United States is tried the chief justice justice shall preside that means the current chief justice. John Roberts will preside over the Senate trial of president trump. Roberts has been on the court since two thousand and five five Bill Clinton was the last president who faced impeachment by the House and trial in the Senate and the Chief Justice who presided over his Senate trial was William Rehnquist. People took note of his robe so a bit of background just another legal systems often wear elaborate robes. The British Supreme Court justices have handmaid's ceremonial robes embroidered. With real gold thread the justices of the Supreme Court of Canada have scarlet robes trimmed with white mink but in the United States today federal and state judges generally wear a very simple plain black robe and that goes for the United States Supreme Court as well since one thousand nine hundred twelve. The Bentley and Simon Robe factory in Salem Virginia has made robes for the supreme court. Justices take about five weeks to make back. And they're known for their horse hair canvas line caller that helps make them cool and comfortable lifetime guarantee but one day nineteen ninety-four four justice rehnquist had four one inch wide gold. Stripes sewn onto each sleeve of his Bentley and Simon Model J seventy one. According into fellow Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor he simply surprised us with the change one morning. He said he'd recently seen Gilbert and Sullivan Opera. In which the Lord Chief Justice Worry Robe with gold stripes this would have been a production of Yolande and the A lot. They just your typical comic opera. Where Immortal fairies confront the house? Ford's a reporter asked the Supreme Court Press Office. What's the meaning of the stripes? There's no meaning was the answer. He just likes the look the look good. I liked him. I remember that probably playing though. That's my expectation Roberts Robertson going to go plain black four short. I wonder if there's a betty market on that but all he doesn't like exude like that super interested in things like or something this is this is all he's over wanted to do even though it would. It'd be hard to figure out what the framers met by bribery. Don't you think it's rhetorically better. Like if he committed bribery. And it's written in the constitution. That briberies impeachable offense to just charge him with it anyway. Yeah I mean I can see that but I think the easiest thing is to just say when you just do something that's really benefiting you and you're the president that's using your power and I think that's an easier story to tell. Aw because once you talk about bribery than people immediately think of the crime and then reference to the crime invariably gets all kinds of talking heads about like Walter regular bribery case would be win or would he be acquitted. I think it just becomes much more complicated in that sense. Even though you know people kind of feel like yeah I get what briberies about vowed it is actually a crime that has to have like certain elements proven and then you get into a bunch of arguments about that and I think that abuse of power is a much. It's more kind of simple. You're not supposed to use your position for personal benefit so we're like purposely trying to veer away from something that seems like a criminal case because dot com bogged down. This thing that is not criminal trial. I think that's one way of looking at it. So you can think of of bribery and the background and it clearly is because it's in the house report supporting the articles of impeachment. But it's almost like the scaffolding ray it's the reference point to say. Well this is what the abuse of power is about but the actual article itself is a more kind of simple to understand. You're not supposed to do this when you're the president. Do you think the narrowness of the articles are built to try to control the narrative because of social media and all these different ways that they can present awesome. That might be part of it. I mean I think it's an easy thing to message right because you know once in a world where the impeachment was about Ukraine and Russia and nepotism and emoluments. It becomes out of control. And then you can just pick it apart by a thousand cuts so I think there is some logic to saying. Oh you know. Let's have the impeachment be narrow. Let it be fast and let it be a story that everyone can agree at least what the charges are about. Even if if they don't agree that there's a there there it makes for a stronger case because it's easy to explain in a world where nobody has an attention span anymore. I like I remember the Clinton impeachment I worked in a lab it. It was played on the radio all day long. And it already seems like we've been through so much boating articles gain out of committee even the Senate acquittal seems like a complete actually and so you know what is it historically like what's the value of it and the impeachment itself of BBC yourself visit the shift argument that you just like you have to call cheaters cheaters. When they do it I mean if the constitution means anything it's supposed to rise to the occasion when you know? Congress thinks that the presence presents been doing something wrong. I mean even if the political partisan nature of it means that a lot of people feel like they know the outcome You may be virtually virtually certain if this process is nothing. Then why why do we even have it. It's one of those things I get has to take place. It has to take place if there is meaningful evidence and we have every reason reason to believe that there's all this meaningful evidence because of all the testimony texts things released by the White House itself to suggest that there's wrongdoing you know it can't can't just be that well. It doesn't matter because everyone knows the outcome. Then we don't live in a I mean not to get off on you. We don't live in a we. Don't have a rule of London. It doesn't mean anything. Thanks thanks..
"bribery" Discussed on What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law
"Now an ordinary criminal cases. There's usually only circumstantial evidence that points to an unspoken. Okay Agreement. Things like what the people involved said how they behaved. And the timing of their actions just denying. It doesn't mean you didn't do it. And as for satisfying the corrupt intent requirement of bribery. That means acting out of personal interest. Trump had this to say in a tweet from December fourth. When I said in my phone call to the president of Ukraine? I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot right and Ukraine knows a lot about it with the word us I am referring to the United States our country then just a few days later. Read the transcripts. Also see where I say us our country as opposed to me meaning me and then say that the Attorney General of the United States will call. Oh you and then three days later. He tweeted read the transcripts us is a reference to USA. Not Me trump saying that when he said I'd like you to do us a favor though he meant to do the United States a favor. It's not the most believable of defenses and remember the favor he requested requested wasn't part of any official change in American policy toward Ukraine. The request was viewed by American officials. Who testified before the House as being improper unusual unusual and politically motivated? Take with David. Holmes and official at the US embassy in Ukraine said when he testified before. The House home said that when he asked Gordon silent about trump's position on Ukraine quote ambassador Sunland agreed. The president did not give it about Ukraine but from and what we now know from all those texts documents and sworn testimony. There certainly seems to be a lot of evidence. Pointing to a corrupt exchange. For instance instance silent testified that the White House was interested. Only in an announcement of investigation into the Biden's according to Sunland the Ukraine president quote only had to announce the investigations. He didn't actually have to do them. As I understand it. Remember Psalm was working behind the scenes to get the Ukrainians to make this happen. Happened a White House visit and American aid conditioned on a formal announcement that the Biden's were being investigated. Solomon was one of several people people associated with the Ukraine call who testified before the house in the second part of November. Many more people who are asked to testify did not why not because on October Eighth White House counsel Pat Sip Baloney wrote a letter to house speaker. Nancy Pelosi and the three chairs of the house. Committees running these investigations instigations. It's an eight page letter but I can summon up in one sentence. We're not going to participate period. That meant that some people critical to understanding what exactly a happened in that July twenty fifth phone call would not be testifying like secretary of state. Mike POMPEO chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and former White House counsel Don mcgann again now. In some of these instances the House has gone to court to compel testimony but we're not likely to know the resolution of these cases for some time but the House has moved ahead under Fifth House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi announced that the House of Representatives will be drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump in her formal address policy said during the debate over impeachment of the constitutional convention. George Mason also asked show any man be above justice. Show that man be about it. Who can commit the most extensive injustice and if we allowed president to be above the law? Aw We do so. Surely at the peril of our republic in America no one is above the law at at seven in the evening just two days later. The House Judiciary Committee held what's called a markup session unto articles of impeachment and voted to approve those articles just three days later. The full House of Representatives voted on the articles of impeachment. On Wednesday December eighteenth with a democratic majority. The articles were approved making trump. The third president students in American history to be impeached by the House. So what's the basis of this impeachment. So we spent a lot of time talking about president. Trump's actions ends words and tweets over the past couple of years they've been subjected to lawsuits and protests endless media coverage but the basis of the impeachment is pretty narrow. Oh the House has decided to focus on Ukraine one article accuses trump of obstruction of congress. It says that trump has directed elected the unprecedented categorical and indiscriminate defiance of subpoenas issued by the House of Representatives pursuant to its sole power of impeachment the other articles of impeachment alleged that trump has committed an abuse of power by soliciting the interference of foreign government in the twenty twenty United States presidential selection. This is a direct reference to that July twenty fifth phone call. You might ask well. Isn't this bribery. Why doesn't the article directly charge? The president with bribery. One part of the answer is probably political. Abuse of power might just pull better with the public and bribery has some complications. We've already talked about how some elements or parts of federal bribery may be tricky though certainly not impossible to prove and then there's the complication that the current federal statute and bribery didn't exist when the constitution was drafted. There was what we'd call the common law of bribery. That's judge made law but notice. Then we start to go down the path of debating which and whether a certain kind of bribery matters and of course in the end impeachment itself isn't a criminal prosecution at all there's no conviction in at the end of the process in the same way there's a criminal conviction the worst thing that happens to trump the very worst would be removed from office so why is talking about bribery. Three still useful because the crime of bribery remains in the background of impeachment. Even if it's not formerly the basis of an article of impeachment in fact when the House released its formal report to support impeachment late. In the night of December fifteenth it refers specifically to the federal crime of bribery as the report itself says. Although president trump's actions need not rise to the level of a criminal violation to justify impeachment. His conduct tear was criminal and they proceed through the analysis of bribery. That we've just walked you through here. The subject of bribery matters to trump trump To even before during after the house launched its impeachment. Investigation trump himself was talking about a quid pro quo on November. Third Trump tweeted. False stories are being reported that a few Republican senators are saying that president trump may have done a quid pro quo. But it doesn't matter. There's nothing thing wrong with that. It is not an impeachable event. Perhaps so but read the transcript there is no quid pro quo kind of internally inconsistent. They didn't do it do it. No I did. It doesn't matter. On Friday. December December thirteenth trump tweeted. It's not fair that I'm being impeached. When I've done absolutely nothing wrong? The radical left do nothing Democrats have become the party of hate. They are so bad for our country by making Ukraine the narrow focus of impeachment. The House also makes the case for the speed of its process as House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff said in a press conference on December tenth. This impeachment is really about the next election shift posed it this way by the argument. Why don't you just wait amounts to this? Why don't you just let him cheat in one more election? Why not let him cheat just one more time? Why not let him have Ford health just one more time? So that is what that argument amounts to and trump's more recent tweet defenses veer away from what happened in Ukraine instead. The president is just pretty upset about impeachment on December thirteenth. He tweeted. How do you get impeached? Have done nothing wrong. A perfect call have created the best economy in the history of our country rebuilt our military fixed the va cut taxes and rigs protected. Your Second Amendment created jobs jobs jobs and so much more crazy and on December seventeenth trump wrote and angry rambling sometimes false discrimation point riddled six page letter to Speaker. Pelosi among his complaints are the following quotes. You have cheapen the importance of the very ugly word impeachment by proceeding with your invalid impeachment. You are violating your oath of office. You are offending Americans of faith by continually continually saying I pray for the president when you know the statement is not true unless it is meant in a negative sense. It is a terrible thing you are doing but you will have to live with you. Know what I I write this letter to you for the purpose of history and to put my thoughts on a permanent and double record and not to be forgotten. This line nine more due process was afforded to those accused in the Salem witch trials and on the eve of his impeachment trump tweeted and they want to impeach me. 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"bribery" Discussed on What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law
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And I'll take you by the hand and we'll wade into these waters together after that you and me we're pals else you can do this. Go to Radio Topa Dot. FM Okay this time we're going to jump right. In with trump to recap beginning in September. Are we learned from an anonymous whistleblowers complaint that President Trump held a thirty minute phone call on July twenty fifth with the newly elected president of Ukraine Volodymyr Voldymyr Zelinski. The United States is a very important ally to Ukraine and struggles against Russian aggression including fighting russian-led forces. We we are their most important ally. Zilenski was hoping to arrange for a White House visit as a public symbol of the US Ukraine alliance and Congress had all ready approved three hundred ninety one million dollars in aid to be provided to Ukraine and while the US and Ukraine our allies. It's fair to say. Hey that Ukraine is not exactly an equal relationship here. According to the White House zone release summary of that July call trump. Now infamously famously said to Dolinsky. I would like you to do us a favor. Though that favor included two things first to look into what is a baseless conspiracy conspiracy theory that it was Ukraine. Not Russia that interfered in the two thousand sixteen election. The second favor was for Ukraine to launch an investigation into the Joe Biden and his son for corruption. Like the first part of the favor. The idea that either Biden or his son engage in corruption has no factual basis. We learned later that the aid to Ukraine that Congress had already approved had been put on hold by the White House before the phone call after after the House foreign affairs. Intelligence Oversight Committee's announced on September ninth that they would launch an investigation into what happened to those funds the trump administration and released the hold on their money on September eleventh. There are two parts of the favor in that now famous phone call between trump and Alinsky but to make things simple. Let's focus on trump. Asking the president of Ukraine to launch. An investigation into the Biden's bribery. Was a serious enough crime that it was one of the few that was explicitly explicitly mentioned in the Constitution. The constitution says impeachment can be based upon treason bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors but could what trump did qualify qualify as the crime of bribery. Short answer is yes. So let's begin with the Federal Criminal Statute on bribery. That's eighteen. USC TO A one it makes it it. A crime for a public official to directly or indirectly correctly demand seek receive accept or agree to receive or accept anything of value. Personally in return for being influenced in the performance of any official act. Thus you need one a public official to who who is demanding accepting or promising three a benefit or a thing of value for with a corrupt state of mind and five to be influenced in an official Social Act. Now let's address the easiest and Moose confusing thing that's been discussed. Wait say defenders of the president. He's obviously not guilty. The of bribery because Ukraine received the money. This was one of the arguments made in a house. Republican memo of talking points released just before the public impeachment hearings in November Ukraine. Got The money anyway. That point was repeated again and again former. UN Ambassador Nikki. Haley said. It's hard for me to understand. Stand where the whole impeachment situation is coming from because what everybody's up in arms about then happen and Coulter tweeted on November thirteenth. If no crime was committed it doesn't matter what stopped you and Laura Ingram said on Fox News on November fourteenth attempted bribery. I bere- isn't in the constitution. Two things about this. I the suggestion that nothing wrong happened. Because of crime failed is like fingernails anger nails on chalkboard for law. Professors failed crimes are still crimes. People get convicted of criminal attempts. All the time attempts temps are not punished. That's pretty much the sideshow Bob Defense from the simpsons in one thousand nine hundred four episode of the show Bob. He's a circus clown and murderous. There's one calls into a radio show from prison and dismisses his conviction for unsuccessfully trying to murder Bart Simpson attempted murder. Now honestly what is that. Do they give a Nobel prize for attempted chemistry. Do they not for chemistry but Chur for crime it turns out being bad at bribery does does not exonerate you. Second the bribe doesn't even have to be a successful for you to actually be guilty. Federal bribery the federal statute punishes punishes public officials even if they only demand to receive something of value in order to perform a public act. The crime doesn't actually require you to go through brewers exchange so let's go back to the parts of bribery itself. Would I would like you to do us a favor though. Qualify for bribery. In this case the public official is president trump. He demanded. That's the I would like you to do as a favor. Though a thing of value courts of made it clear that a thing of value doesn't doesn't have to be money in fact it doesn't even have to be something that would be valuable to everybody just has to be valuable to the person accused of bribery for trump. This was a public announcement from Alinsky that he would investigate. Trump's political rival that's Biden and a conspiracy theory about the two thousand sixteen election. Those things count as things value. Now if this were a criminal case there might be slightly more difficulty with the other two parts of bribery. The person accused used of bribery has to agree to be influenced in order to get the benefit. Any must have corrupt intent that means acting out of self interest rather than for official purposes press' was their promise that connected the release of US aid in return for the Biden investigation. And was it done out of the president's interest in getting himself free elected on October. Eighth Trump tweeted I would love to send ambassadors Sunland a really good man and great American to testify I but unfortunately he would be testifying before a totally compromised kangaroo court where Republicans rights have been taken away and true facts are not allowed out for the public to see importantly ambassador silence. Tweet which few report stated I believe. You are incorrect about President. President trump's intentions the president has been crystal-clear no quid pro. Quos of any kind. That says it all well someone. Someone did end up testifying publicly and under oath before the House Intelligence Committee on November twentieth. Here's what he had to say about that. I know that members Brazil this committee frequently frame these complicated issues in the form of a simple question was there a quid. Pro Quo with regard to the requested quested White House call and the White House meeting. The answer is yes but it doesn't even matter. Whether or not trump used the words quid pro quo or even even denied that there was a quid pro quo that's why trump's impromptu public statement on November twentieth doesn't excuse him either he read from notes written and Shar our be on an Air Force One notepad right after silent testified about what trump wanted from Ukraine response. I want nothing I want nothing. I want no quid. Pro Quo.
"bribery" Discussed on What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law
"This singing reasons were developed by the California reason advisory board those commercials boosted sales for Sun Diamond Growers. Growers this is a group of agricultural cooperatives that pool their resources for things like marketing. They represent the growers of products. Like prunes walnuts. It's and raisins. Just one of the group's members son made is the biggest raisin and dried fruit producer in the country and the world. Actually you know the maker of those little well read raisin boxes with the girl in the Bonnet on the cover pretty much. The entire American reason industry is located within a few hundred square miles in California's Central Valley. About halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles raisins alone are a serious five hundred million dollar industry. Just until a few years ago we even had a national raisin reserve in the nineteen nineties reasons. Exactly okay would never wanna around in the nineteen nineties. Sun Diamond was worried about changes to to government policies that have benefited from one involve federal reimbursements for overseas marketing campaigns by groups that sun diamond belong to like the California Prune Board and the Raisin Administrative Committee the other was the use of methyl bromide in raisin farming. Methyl Bromide was a popular pesticide. So changes were coming that we're going to disadvantage son made aid and they didn't like it one bit so around this time. Sun Diamond happened to give a lot of gifts to a man named Mike. espy tickets to of the nineteen ninety-three. US Open tennis tournament. Luggage meals a crystal ball. Thousands of dollars worth of gifts so who exactly was sp at the time. He was the secretary of Agriculture. The Guy who was in a position to change and to influence federal agricultural policy. which matters if you're in the business of dried fruit and nuts? We're these things. The tickets the crystal just gifts the federal government it didn't think so and in nineteen ninety six a federal grand jury indicted Sun Diamond for giving illegal gratuities. That's the crime of giving a gift gift to a public official for something official either. Did we're going to do. And that case eventually made its way up to the United States Supreme Court in Nineteen nineteen ninety nine. The Supreme Court rejected the government's theory of why Sun Diamond was guilty. Prosecutors didn't link the company's gifts with any particular other thing. The Secretary of Agriculture did or was going to do. The court's opinion was written by justice. Scalia who chose to explain the crime of of illegal gratuities by referring to its statutory cousin. The federal bribery statute while committing the crime of illegal. gratuities means. You're giving award to a public official. Bribery is different said Justice Scalia quote for bribery. There must be a quid. Pro Pro quo a specific intent to give or receive something of value in exchange for an official act. That's the essence of bribery. A quid would pro quo a Latin phrase. That means something for something a quid. Pro Quo is what makes bribery bribery as opposed to other crimes involving corruption corruption. We've heard a lot about bribery quid. Pro Quos and impeachment in the last few months at a rally in Hershey Pennsylvania on December tenth hand President Trump announced. This is the lightest impeachment in the history of our country by far. It's not even like and then actually it's a real impeachment. Trump is about to become the third president in American history to be impeached by the House of Representatives lives at the center of the allegations against trump are what the house has described as a bribery scheme. What is the crime of bribery? And and how do trump's assistant measure up to find out own. This is what trump can teach us about common law and ongoing monthly series of indefinite length. Where we take the tweets and six page page rambling letters of the forty fifth president of the United States and use them to examine our constitution? Like we never have before. Our music is from doom trade records are professor is your neighbor is Elizabeth Joe and fellow student in host Roman Maugham's.
"bribery" Discussed on AM Joy
"Is rather than when you had in the case of the Clinton impeachment where the vast majority of Americans thought this was. BS This is is just Republicans. Hate this guy and they got that they understood it even with Fox News existing and with Nixon people saying Oh my God our president might be a crook. Well that's right right as it is. I believe it only if it's my team which is why the facts have to be emphasized. What we're talking about here is a bribery extortion scheme and the the facts are so straight-forward? It just has to be emphasized to the public. What the facts are? The only issue here is did. Donald Trump commit bribery when he he withheld the monies. That were appropriated for Ukraine's defense asking for an investigation of the Biden's into Ukraine's and so-called involvement in in the two thousand sixteen invested election. And was it extortion. When he told the Ukraine's wouldn't have the money to fight off the Russians Russians? who were on their border? Basically killing people every day if they didn't open an investigation into the Biden's and also also look into this crazy conspiracy theory about Ukraine being the ones that hacked into the Democratic National Committee. I mean it is that simple and it's got to be that way. It's not a question of this side or that side whether you're Republican or a Democrat extortion. Extortion and bribery is bribery. And and the facts are uncontested. Here Jill is it. Are we partly a victim of our era because you know back. During the Nixon era the Soviet the then Soviet Union was thought of enemy. Almost every American right and so there was something boogeyman ish about anything about Russia. Now that isn't isn't the case really for a lot of Americans think about that country and there are a lot of people on the Republican end. Then actually admire Russia as some sort of readout last readout out of White Christians in the world so it isn't the same story when you're talking about Ukraine this country with our gives it multiple. Don't even know where it is. You put a map about maybe You know and defending themselves against Russia. That doesn't resonate the same way for a lot of Americans particularly on the right. I think that what is important important here is that this is a very clear case of extortion. There's no matter what you call it you can call quid pro quo. You can call it. Bribery it is clearly clearly an impeachable offense. The president has done something to ask for foreign interference in our election. It doesn't matter what the foreign country is and and it's not that long ago that Republicans thought that Russia was the enemy. It's only now that Donald Trump has taken over and has cozied up to to a dictator from another country to many countries. Actually it's not just here and I think what we're we're missing is that In Watergate you had the three networks and they all had the same facts now if you listen to Fox News you have totally different facts and we have to get back to what. What are the underlying facts? People listening to this should be listening to the witnesses not to the summaries of the witnesses. That's where you get the truth. Yeah and we don't have the truth out there and we need to be teaching critical thinking skills in our schools because if people had those skills they would be able to listened to the evidence and analyze it and I think the important thing is to make this like a trial where people are jurors and they take seriously listening to the facts and acting on those facts. Carol Joy. Yes well I I wanted to tell Gabe that whether there is really important to the American people networks are fighting for their lives and all our focus groups show that people love whether. Yeah so. That's why it was Salita but the other thing I wanted to say is that I'm going to throw some more shade on the American public. But they're not reading. They're getting I the other thing. That is so distressing about coverage is. They're getting clips that somebody sent them on social media they're getting clicks next to go through stories that are just headlines on their phones and the American people are not reading. Trump is always saying. Read the transcripts. We don't don't read anymore. It's all shorthand. And so what are they getting. They don't understand. It's difficult well before we go. I do want to get gills pin deal. What is your opinion because we are watching that pin? It's a duck because Eric Swale said if it walks like a duck and talks doc I feel the same way about Donald Trump's behavior no matter what you call it it's impeachable. Thank you all for being here and I will grow in one last note then I think one of the changes in the Republican Party is that at the moment. There's a lot of good good money flowing into the NRA and fluent into states like Kentucky and maybe the money is Uh Changing People's minds ackerman. And Gabriel Sherman Nicole Hammer Carol the thinking much carroll joins me.
"bribery" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"Special report tonight tackling week unlike any other in the trump era which is really saying something considering brand new the first trump official to confess under growth to a quid pro quo bribery plot. The first public hearings with trump's own Pentagon and national security staff detailing a plot to extort store foreign help to cheat in trump's reelection campaign and for the first time Donald Trump's own staff saying this whole plot was not some shadow policy by a few. You bad apples. This was the trump policy. Everyone was in the loop and the what here has been matched by the magnitude of the WHO because each of those revelations drawn not from critics or observers but from this March of nine different trump administration insiders who joined twelve other witnesses businesses. We've now provided over thirty hours of testimony in the public hearings testifying under oath stepping up to the plate under pressure and at times at risk distinguishing themselves from some of their more powerful bosses who remain in bureaucratic and legal hiding. It's a reminder about the difference in Washington between being a boss and acting like a boss appoint that was further underscored by how many of these witnesses departed their hearings because they appeared under subpoenas that they probably didn't want to get in a process they obviously did not initiate so after braving the pressure and the threats considered most walked out. They didn't get to re enter a security. A bubble of a motorcade like say the White House chief of staff who remains comfortably in hiding no several walked out of the doors of Congress to hail a Red Cap walking down on Capitol Hill to grab an iconic Washington red taxi and jump back into the car and back to their jobs and their families the way they came in not with a lot of support deport not with a lot of money necessarily not with security no just walking out on the strength of their reputation in public service. So what did they leave behind this week a string of explosive revelations damning evidence and as I'm about to show you receipts you know to paraphrase the Eisley brothers. You GotTa hold on to your receipt the seat to redeem your word. That's exactly what you'll need. And while the trump White House is defying all those evidence request several people brought their receipts with them including the Star Star witness from trump's nightmares would be lacking who turned on him. Donald Trump's now famous handpicked ambassador Gordon. Sawn Lynn who turned into a star witness nisus basically for joining in the evidence for impeaching his own boss and under pressure he went from defending trump and denying the plot to admitting it amending his testimony. We try to position himself as more of a witness less of a potential co-conspirator to bribery. Well this is crucial. You know people have spent years talking about Donald Trump abusing his is power or demeaning his office in general. But as we've reported right here only recently did the public evidence suggest case for bribery which is crucially an impeachable teachable. Offense and now trump current ambassador says under oath. Yes we do. Quid pro quo bribery. This man walked into Congress. Dropped dime on his boss at the worst possible time. It's unreal when you think about it so take it in because this is what it sounds like when someone confesses in public doc was there a quid pro quo as I testified previously with regard to the requested White House call and the White White House meeting. The answer is yes. Yes how do you confess that and get away with it. I mean solemn may be naive about some things but he has not dumb. He came in armed with larger names than his own trading up on his bosses in the same way he wants traded money for dirt on their behalf. Half think about that. It's funny right if you rely on someone versed in transactional powerplays turns out. They can use them on you Donald Trump's learning that again. That's the second big thing here. Trump's ambassador detailing who was in on this plot according to Gordon Sawn it was everywhere Mr Giuliani president. Trump secretary POMPEO secretary Perry Brian McCormack Myskina Chief of staff Mulvaney and Mister Mulvaney senior adviser. Rob Blair Ambassador Taylor Ambassador Volker a lot of senior officials. Everyone was in the the loop now in total fairness. What if silence is trying to save himself? So He's gotten himself stuck in something and just taking shots at everybody else well from every mafia movie all the way up to the wire. The rule is clear from Omar. If you come at the king you best not miss and this man Sunlen. He still works for the trump administration. So as he comes for the king's chief of Staff Mulvaney and ultimately president trump well he's bringing the receipts. Maybe that's why he has that expression on his face face because he came with the proof the emails text messages showing proving the names that you just heard were in on the plot working with Sauna and and trump and before the infamous call teeing up the extortion of Ukraine to go after Biden. Well he shows and this is new. saw them providing high level email that went to Mulvaney. Perry Insulin's Insulin's direct boss Secretary of State pompeo laying out this bribery scheme getting Ukraine's leader to assure trump about the investigation. Soland busting Mulvaney. They need for confirming it with action. because there's another email showing him directing the National Security Council to set up the call and it's on the names names other reputable witnesses witnesses corroborating the same storytelling Congress today. Those officials undercut national security all Donald Trump's dirty political errands to go after after Biden he was being involved in a domestic political errand. And we were being involved in national security foreign policy and those two things just diverged. While that plot playing dowd this is the kind of cheating could tip election. The Ukrainians felt the heat because their military Harry money was frozen also knew and laid out in these hearings because well some Republicans had seized on one official who said that he didn't think Ukraine new the money was frozen which in fairness might reduce the pressure that they could have felt now. High level trump officials in the administration are testifying from this week. Ukraine did know the money he was halted a top Pentagon officials saying not only was Ukraine asking about money but they asked on the very day of trump's call demanding Ukraine go after biting on July twenty fifth. A member of my staff got a question from a Ukraine embassy contact asking what was going on with Ukraine security assistance to thirty one PM. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking got security assistance. That's the Pentagon official Ms Cooper explaining the Ukrainians knew the money was frozen which updates the prior testimony from colonel. Colonel Vincent who said he didn't know if that was the case or not so with Ukraine asking that would suggest in the story that the extortion was working Ukraine. Feeling the heat and it started going forward on plans to submit to announce these political investigations. Which is why Sunland says under oath there was a quid pro quo? The bribery plot was basically being executed. It was only disrupted by the whistle blower in real time and this impeachment probe later which saw inland ultimately cooperated with now if his shift sounds like a stunning running setback to trump his own current appointed. Admitting this to impeachment investigators wall staying on the job well it was Republicans reportedly really caught off guard by son's testimony scrambling to respond so the ambassador changed everything because he spent months telling trump what he wanted to hear that. Yes what can due quid pro quos to go after Biden. Then he spent weeks telling the White House what they wanted someone to say. No there was no quid pro quo and then you have the change this week song and turning around and telling impeachment investigators what they wanted to hear which is the truth and what saw lawyers would advise him to say which is the truth. That's the best way to avoid jail time. And that puts the trump administration and trump's defenders in a tough spot right. Now why would silent trump's point person on on this Ukraine plot. Why would he admit these terrible things that have been said about his plotting things that look bad? If they weren't true why would he bring receipts. It's why would he say all this stuff. That's bad about himself in court. This is often called an admission against interest. If you admit something bad about yourself. It's considered considered more credible than when you're just defending yourself or denying or bragging about how great you are because you have no usually biased reason to just confess or criticize yourself. In fact fact under the rules it's considered so credible it's actually an exception to hearsay. Although saw was saying this under oath so it wasn't hearsay to begin with but this this admission against interests make silence confession very credible bad for trump. You can think of it this admission as the EMINEM rule. That famously naughty rapper. I said I am whatever you say I am. If I wasn't then why would I say I am make sense right. Well saw is is whatever they said he was trump political donor trying to extort political help for trump. And if he wasn't why would he say he was. Sometimes it is that simple. Silence receipts shedding light on another part of this one of the more bizarre attacks on President Trump for his conduct in the scandal. which came name you remember from his number one White House aide Mick? Mulvaney who one day walked out to the White House lectern and admitted the quid pro quo in order to defend defended the also mentioned to me in past the corruption related to the DNC server. Absolutely no question about that. This is a quick profile. We do that all the time with foreign policy. That's it and that's why we held up the money. That's why we held up the money. You remember of course we all do. If you follow follow this that was seen as an almost inexplicable gaffe. At the time. Trump's lawyers the same day started publicly rebuking Mulvaney for the claims. He started walking them back now. Do you remember how odd that was like. What was he doing? But this is why investigations are interesting and add information because look at it now. Think think about what we know. Now but what Mulvaney new. At the time. He knew their receipts. He knew there was written. Evidence tying him tying Mick Mulvaney just setting up the phone call for the extortion and bribery plot. He knew that then and he knew it was probably only a matter of time until it came out so he had his own interest separate from Donald Trump in trying out any defense that might say the whole thing was okay instead of saying what Donald Trump is still saying this week. which is that? It didn't happen while still employing slowing the guy who says it happened now remember how Mulvaney also tried breaking with the White House over these lawsuits over his own testimony. That also makes more sense now because Mulvaney has clearly clearly even thinking about how to get a round the receipts how you get around this evidence which shows that he was in on. These onlin Giuliani Perry plot now. Does president trump tough enough attention to all of this to notice. Will he virus chief of staff or his ambassador given that they both have their own interests that they seem to be putting putting ahead of his or does he think maybe firing them even more dangerous. I don't know but it's a lot this week. Also Vista rated once and for all the trump defense that he wanted investigations to address foreign corruption not for domestic political purposes against Biden and others revealed trump. Didn't even care if there was an investigation. This is.
"bribery" Discussed on WJR 760
"Of it being bribery for some time the elements of bribery or there you have a president using his official office using taxpayer money to demand from a foreign government that they are bribed to do an investigation to dig up dirt on the president's opponents in the upcoming election the corrupt intent is there as well in many ways are probably the most obvious is that they put the transcript to the summary about the phone call on July twenty fifth into a special server okay they're they're few holes in what she is saying here home number one is Julian was already in Ukraine attempting to dig up there presumably on the buttons number two when she says that the the evidence of guilt is that they had the transcript on the private server on the on the and these are protected electronics ever yeah except that the your times reported from has been doing no documents is basically the beginning since everybody in his administration work from mama and then one of the legal and information so that is actually not dispositive okay so in a second we can discuss who exactly are the witnesses because their eight witnesses were expected to testify within the next week in the house impeachment inquiry we'll tell you who those are and one of the people you're gonna hear from who are you excited are you excited I'm not we'll get to all of that in just one second first let's talk about that wonderful day remember that day back when you're a teenager you got the braces off and went to school I was like oh my gosh they're gone you should look great it's a great day right but then you're even looked out of place because even where those retainers and now you need something to strain your tea that again do you really want to go back to brace is that sound radio or instead perhaps you should try.
"bribery" Discussed on The Working Experience
"I personally think maybe a trust that's given over years or that. Set up a system where you know there. There are lessons learned or charities supported or whatever. I don't think that number zero but I don't think that numbers twenty twenty billion do you know what I mean like and that's for each family and I honestly also don't think that they're you thank you I. I've known trust fund kids. They're all it's not like. One is okay and the rest. They're all messed up. Yeah I mean if you don't have to do anything and you have no purpose in life. That's I mean you can find a purpose. Maybe you could give all of that money away. Hey but there's also the idea of and this is what these parents like. You're not in their twisted reality. They think they're they're helping their kids and it's like you are telling your kids. You can't do this on your own. You don't have the skills or the talent or the tools so we have to pay for it and at some point your child is going to be thirty or forty years old and then. What are they supposed to make themselves? I mean what are they supposed to think doc that. That's all it's it's a terrible message all right we should we should transition to the legacy the article one thing. I was going to say they were talking about Felicity Huffman. Apparently the lawyers were arguing for house arrest and so forth and the prosecutors said hey locked her being in house arrest she lives in a you know a match and with her infinity pool that's not exactly a punishment so I didn't know what I did not know what an infinity pool was so I looked it up and I see it's one of those things that it it appears to not really have an edge to it. You know alleged or whatever so just so our our readers understand understanding I said to John I didn't know what an infinity pool was and John. Pretty much laughed at me which just shows the disparity of our social circles right exactly much. All of John's friends have infinity pools and people like me who don't mean it'll actually laugh at people like yeah and the ignorance and let them eat cake. Phrases are passed around. That's what I've been dealing with my entire life so if people think matty Kay has struggled. Oh let me tell my first car. My first car right was used. I my parents got me a used car you think I haven't my first car was a Chevy Vega ru with the driver's side. I don't know what you call it. Where you put your feet like the bottom the car there was a hole in it where when when it rained my feet would get wet because the tires would kick up water and it it it said on the speedometer that could go eighty but but it would after got past fifty miles an hour things started to shake uncontrollably. I really liked that for temple. I had doc is the same thing though if it got about sixty miles an hour and react very well to that all right well. I mean just for me personally with my. I my family my legacy the I'm willing the boys my half of the working experience yeah. They'll never have to work together. Lives lives never have to work a day in their life. They can cash in on this the rest of their lives. I mean they could take a loan out on this podcast. This is collateral right here right. I'm talking talking seven eight figure absolutely so segue into this now college legacy the admissions are not outright bribes but they basically functioned the same way and I think I've said this on the podcast before but many any white people really have a problem with affirmative action for minorities whereas white people had defacto affirmative action since since this country was founded. I mean how many yeah baby inlets hey. Let's continue it right. It's the only way I want to get off this gravy gravy train. I have no talent my own. Come on all. I've got you know being white which is pretty sad but look at all the firemen the COPS people work for Con Edison. How many of them get jobs because of their brothers fathers 'cause all white. I mean seen all all of them. Not all of them but it's it's. It's a staggering amount. I would say ninety may it's it's different now now but if you go back to the nineteen fifties sixties seventies even through the eighties look at all the people working on Wall Street. I mean look at but it's all it's aw it's not only like nepotism but it's also like social circles. Oh you know like you go to you. Go to Harvard and you then tap into an alumni nine network that just because she went to Harvard you you know Hey Jim. Bob Is is a is a hedge fund manager. He went to Harvard He. He loves Harvard. You just came out of Harvard all the senior financial analyst for a Hedge Fund not because you have any took the skills that anybody else couldn't acquire or intelligence intelligence or anything like that no or like if you played Lacrosse or if you played football played soccer you you can tap into those social networks. It's just so ingrained and you hear white people say this all the time. They're taking our jobs. It's like what do you mean your job but that's how they see it like. It's so ingrained that like will this job being a cop or firemen or an accountant or that firm or that college like well. No that's mine mine because my grandfather went there like Ya and just answer same thing with like unions unions. It's it's written Matt and I have both worked in the film and TV industry so were worked with unions and these are like these are like lifers yeah and it it's like admission to this group and then once you get in it and it's it's all about who you know yeah not not because of any there was a family in the Fifty two union in New York. The electric's grips a lot drugs. I think our departments and that what they had these people who were tortuously incompetent drunk at lunch I mean dangerous sometimes and sometimes they had they were called must hires and nobody wanted them on their crews. There were just awful but because they're landing I've been on productions actions with must hires where you would hire them in the you just wanted them to sit there and do nothing that you had to hire them. They would put these people on the truck they did not. I want them on sat. There like do not let that person onset because they're tanked or they would just then sleep in the truck and collect their data rate but that then the same ilk of people turn around like Oh. This person just got that job because they're African American and they're not as qualified. Look around uh-huh you go to coronet. Even you're being paid for a job and you're not even allowed to step foot on the set up. How does your incompetent how many people have gotten jobs as custodians and the courthouse or whatever because of just their the brother-in-law law or sister in law of some politician evade just and they think they're entitled to that were listen. You know you know me. I'm always looking into play that card. Will you know Johnny Wedges himself in there. some local politician came under the gun. I think it it was a couple years ago. He was running. I forgot who it was names on. It set my tongue but it was He was given jobs to friends and family. Emily goes. I can give jobs to my enemies. Like what are you talking about. Trump look at trump. He's he's. He's filling up the cabinet. All the the presidential jobs with family friends here children you you name it. Ivanka trump is negotiating with Chinese like the course. She's she's definitely qualified to do that absolutely jared mccutchen. I was actually on on set with ADP so so a camera guy who was on a a production where they were interviewing jared Kushner. Am I pronouncing his name. Right Jared Kushner yeah yeah and he said that this guy is so socially awkward. It's you can't even like interact with him. He's he's worse then. They're portrayed in the press. Yeah well just a little tidbit. People who come from that ill I there just to mean like not normal. People bull like what could I possibly talk to vodka trunk. WHO's the daughter Ivanka Yeah. What could I possibly speak with that. A woman about how about Fashion Matt how about twenty thousand dollar handbags yeah and I know you are a lover of the Gucci she the Chanel. I mean you talk about that. Her norm is so outside of my norm which I which is probably like ninety ninety percent of America like what can I pot. What are you talk to these people about like. What does she do like that. You would say like Oh. How's this going her house House Lake. There's no frame of reference to talk to these people. I could talk with them because I'm I speak their language defending pools handbag handbag right right but it just kills me when people always play that car white people play that card like you like firemen or cops we'll go. We'll you know he took the test and he didn't get high scores that you know the other white guys but he he got the job like man. You could throw a rock in most places and hit a bunch of white guys who got a job. They are not qualified for as I'm. I'm saying oh but that seems normal like that's just normal like. Oh my dad's the president of the union or my uncle's the four men are so of course. I'm getting like they don't see. There's nothing wrong with that but as soon as it extends outside of their little tribe oh well that's it's an injustice like seriously how much does affirmative action honestly affect the average American. I would probably say not much at all at all. I would say really you know I mean it's just I mean it's sort of like trying to like black lives. Matter and people like wall lives matter. I'm like I know I know they do but like black people have been subjected to systemic racism police brutality like you know what I mean like. It's hard to meet so obvious. I don't know how to explain it like yeah. It's it's it's a difficult. It's a difficult situation because I I agree with you. I think that you know stemming off of slavery slavery and and there has been systematic racism and discrimination across this country in the south. We make jokes about it but it's it's the same thing in the north. It's it's all it's all over the country and we all have to be cognizant of that. We all have to be aware of that. We have to set up systems mm spot once you try to legislate morality right you open up a can of worms. Let's do do you know what I mean like so and and also you don't want to you know constantly remind remind people that they're victims in that. They need help right so it's how do we set up systems where we help nope people to pull them out of poverty and empower them but not at the same time. You know you constantly tell someone victim. They're gonNA think think they're lesser than themselves when in fact they're not. Do you know what I'm sayin'. Well yeah but I would also say this. Movement was started by African Americans made. It wasn't started as a pity party by whites. I mean I would say like I don't think legislating morality really applies is in the sense like you go all the way back to the Rodney king beatings. I mean that you saw four to six white police officers beating a man who was clearly beat defenseless and we were told as as a society that was that was fine. They were let off no problem rob. The Guy was shot. I mean how many African Americans have been shot and killed and nothing really happens. It's like that's fine fine well. That's something I think that can be directly addressed and that that's what I mean. That's what we're talking about. Black lives matter like that doesn't happen to white people. That's not GonNa happen happened to me so no. There's it's the same ilk as you know. It's like when I when I I believe the house right I am. I'm not in feared being raped. I'm just not it's not in my I mean now. If I was in like Ah high-security prison I would be deathly afraid of being raped is the same thing for for with a woman like she can go out she could she could be raped. It's just not within my realm of experience. It's the same thing like when I'm driving and I get pulled over by a cop. The worst thing that's going to happen to me is I'm going to get a ticket as a white male. There's no way they're going to pull me out of the car and beat me and if they did I'd have might my freaking thima lawyers lawyers I would own that town literally own that police department would be a hundred and fifty million dollar lawsuit..
"bribery" Discussed on The Working Experience
"Sat Presentation Harry Charlotte Awesome Team Meeting at ten fifty five work makes the dream work moving and after the meeting we'll have a breakout session it is discussed was that welcome to another episode of the Workings Various podcasts Medicare -I and it's John Hope you're having having a wonderful work week matinee or a delve head deep into a wonderful topic Matt. Why don't you kick it off for everyone. Well well actress. Felicity Huffman was sentenced to fourteen years. No fourteen days in career college admissions gamble fourteen fourteen day. That's GonNa that's what I term. As some hard time there met Kav eighteen days. How many rocks is she going to be breaking. She's GonNa be out on the chain gang fourteen. They should put on you know what they should have done. Okay so just to recap. What is that. Is that fourteen days. In what type of is in a Country Club prison on. I think fourteen days in radio prison it would break her. They're not sending her anyplace or anything. It's going to happen. I mean like people with financial crimes. Tend to go to you know yeah kind of country country clubs a country club so just to recap a little bit actress. Felicity Huffman was one of the people along with what was that of the woman's name the full House Lady Yeah I know we talked about our no her name. She's married to some fashion designer anyway. They along with a bunch of if people wealthy people bribed college officials. SAT PEOPLE SAT officials so forth to get their kids into due to What was it Yale I think ucla was on this aisle into the American way cheating the system. Yeah didn't the soccer soccer coach at Yale is right loses job. He was yes. I believe it was the women's soccer coach at Yale They were photo shopping pictures of kids into like crew photo. I this is the most like pathetic really pathetic you know so they are bribing. These rich people bribing. You know people to get their kids into these schools so it's basically like you know entitlement upon entitlement like they already have all this money. Why do you have to take away a spot from a needy a kid. You know I teach high schools. Most people know and you know where I teach is probably middle class ish but there are kids there who definitely need financial financial assistance and when we talked about it. They were quite offended by this. I mean I made the point. Who are you going to hire for a job. Somebody who had to kind of fight their way through community college or somebody whose mom and dad paid you know a hundred grand for them to get in to a I mean. Some of these schools like seriously you had to bribe people for your kid to get in there. Your kid must be pretty stupid. I mean on yeah I mean a rich entitled. Kid would just not be first on the hiring this from me. Personally one of these parents or or to to parents paid some absurd amount of money. I'm talking like over half a million dollars for their kid to get into Ucla la or something like what are you nuts. I mean take admissions tests and the eight t like what are you yeah. I mean I think we've discussed this on the podcast like you could have. They could have hired like a bunch of you know academic tutors you could personal trainers you know to to get to a point. There must have been a conversation between the the spouses of such and then there'd be like you know what even if we spend all that money on all the trainers and tutors our kids too stupid stupid. We have to go with plan B. I mean what a just a terrible message to send to your child yeah. You're too dumb so we have to pay for you to get into college. I mean it's like I think some of these colleges. If you're able to just pay the full tuition full let you're kidding but even still I mean this this stuff is this stuff in my opinion has always existed and we all know about you know legacy. You see kids or you know. Mommy and daddy are rich. They make a big donation to the school and all of a sudden junior gets in which is completely any unfair but is pretty much has been regular practice for decades. Oh I would say centuries I mean like well so as someone pointed out this used to be done like you donate money for a library at least everybody at the school kind of benefit from that or a new dorm and and one idiot gets in right so you get the new library and then you know Jack Door. I shouldn't say as Tim Smith Son on WHO's a complete idiot gets into the school and everyone takes it on the Chin but you get a nice library. I knew a Guy Fordham who I would say. It was a complete idiot at you know who he is not going to name him and his parents Bazeley pay it for him to get into Ford and he's very wealthy and I I know exactly exactly who you're talking about idiot and it complete it complete idiot yeah and his parents were very wealthy and and you know obviously I think he had come later like he had been at some other school and he's an idiot. You know just a total. I'm sure he's still an idiot stirred. That's nothing none of that changes idiot kids and all that so Miss Huffman her the other woman. I don't remember whose daughter is. Some sort of obnoxious noxious instagram influence or one of these is it. I think it's the full House woman where I gotTa look this woman's name because I can't I keep calling the full House woman well. I mean the but the real question is is the outrage over the sentencing right that that she got fourteen days which is less than kind of like a slap on the rest. I think she oh no Laurie Laughlin. Was the other woman yeah. That's that's it okay so Laurie Laughlin pled guilty and all that stuff listening Huffman apparently shows to fight the charges and now she is going to jail you know they had to do with listen up in there to put her in a red jumpsuit and have her go to downtown. La Pick up garbage for fourteen days. No you know what this what I'm going to say like the point of them going to jail. It's just it's I. It's silly like what what the judge should have done is black okay. Felicity Huffman is if you haven't been isn't it yeah so fussy awesome okay for the next five years. You are working in inner city L. A.'s schools us as you know whatever she has to deal. Maybe you know one week. She's janitor. Maybe the next week she's helping students. It's out you know to whatever put like. Put her like to volunteer work not just going to jail for fourteen days such a waste okay while they don't learn anything. It does say here after he was. GonNa get some community service Russia one hundred fifty hours of community service. I mean and that's not in my hi opinion. That's not enough to be in five years. Pay A thirty thousand dollar fine like who does that find Goto designed city. It was just in Boston is just crap show to be forced by one hundred thousand dollars to a you know an after school program or something like that in the inner city but even that like like jail time and a fine. She does not gonNA learn her lesson. There's this sense of entitlement like I think. She still thinks that she she did the right thing for her child while she does say in a public. Let's statement. I can promise you that in the months and years to come. I will try to live a more honest life so there you go lesson learned John. I guess you're or at Barris now because she did learn a lesson she will try and live aboard shield try. You'll try this life. She probably won't but she'll I'll try anyway. You know I mean like somebody has to tell you. This is wrong. You have to learn that you have to try to live a more honest life. Life says before the sentence was handed down prosecutors dismiss Huffman's previous expressions of parental anxiety and concern saying welcome to parenthood. That's a good that's a pretty pithy statement welcomed in the other thing too. Is that like what they don't realize. They're all all of these. It's a fluent parents are already ahead of the game just by the mere fact that they can a send their kids to these schools in pay the tuition's be you know take all the prep courses and they're like kids that are in Sports club and travel teams. It's expensive like just to get your kid in that pool of talent to get admitted to the schools takes a lot of money. Don't you think that their kids already went to the best private schools schools and I would say I would say yes and they all the it's all ready unfair like it's already ready unfair even on the legitimate level. That's my point and I'm even speaking from experience. My son is going to a private high school. One of the top high schools in New York and in the country and it's you know the tuition is is five figures. I mean he's he definitely has and we live in one of the top school systems in the nation the public school system right and he's got a leg up on those kids right. Did you see him saying a levels to this but if someone looked at that I don't. I don't think they would say hey John. You know you're committing a crime by sending your kid here. I mean obviously there van he definitely happens bandages and I'm calling it out but I'm not you know. I don't think I well listen. My whole life is committing a crime. I mean raises the the frauds. My pills fraud lies cheating so I don't even know what leg to stand on at this point yeah and everybody wants to you know like standing on ceremony about things. I suppose some parents. Would I mean but we're kind of talking about this in school like I'm not Mr Technology. I get kinda tired of it but like me saying like no. You're not going to use technology technology and I it doesn't serve the students like the reality is what it is so I mean. It's like you know. I suppose. Some parents would say nope. WE'RE GONNA move to Brooklyn and and you're going to go to the public schools that tur well. My brother was talking about this. You know he lives in. DC and my three right now Albany the public school near them one percent of the kids managed to pass the state test in math all my God one per per cent and he's like see and then the Pr- so right what you were saying like the Progressive View is okay. You know I'm GonNa send my kid that public school but what per that would be a colossal mistake your like what wider purpose does that serve except again again to kind of stand on ceremony I you know there's a lot of I mean. There's always been poor people. There's going to be wealthy people. There's always going to be mega. Got Wealthy people who I mean you have. Some people like like sting apparently is leaving no money to his kids because you know he's like now. They just gotTa do themselves. Some people take that that route which I find kind of nasty and there are some people who you know just WanNa make sure their kids are. I think most parents want to give their kids the best that they possibly can but I think think with like sorry to cut you off but like with staying and Warren Buffett in the gates. I thank you have to if you leave your kids to munch which then things could go sideways. There's nothing worse you've basic in my opinion. 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"bribery" Discussed on Gangland Wire
"You are listening to gangland wire hosted by former kansas city police intelligence unit detective jerry jenkins good evening. All you wear capris out there tonight. We're going to talk about a bribery attempt of a chicago police officer. I recently had somebody one of our fans. Wire-tappers out author asked me if i'd ever been offered a series bribe and i have to say you know kansas city. We didn't really have that tradition of bribery. By the time i came on in nineteen seventy-one now the nineteen fifties they did a up into the sixties and when we got clarence kelly was a former f._b._i. Agent as our chief of police he really rooted out a lot of the commanders inside liden him. They retired when they realized that <hes> <hes> there's. There's a new sheriff in town jail. We say so that that smaller time bribery <hes> did not exist in the bigger time bribery. I don't know we kelly's one that formed intelligence unit were worked at most of the time and so he started off with two incorruptible guys <hes> rake indian ian in jimmy doolan and like a lot of us we were they were country guys. They were from one of us from stockton. The other now jimmy dylan actually was from up by where i come from. I'm in northwest missouri from a rural area and and it was kind of like. I don't know we didn't really have that tradition. We didn't grow up with that. Tradition of people bill being able to bribe policemen so we didn't take bribes. There were some people at dan we we had our sheriff. Criminals are policemen who were criminals all along. They'd get caught every once in a while but mainly. We didn't have now chicago new york. <hes> is a little different story. There's a long tradition. It's institutional corruption corruption that in a lot of little ways they always took clean joey say clean money as opposed to dirty money never take money from narcotics dealers or <hes> somebody like like my guys if they got outside the the realm of what they were supposed to do like hand heart in chicago william had heart was a longtime police <music> officer sergeant captain went all the way up to commander ran a burglary ring and was really connected closely with the outfit but when a rural rural but a suburban policeman was killed by a couple of mob associated <hes> armed robbers two guys that worked with harry aleman and his crew crew why he made tournament and they had to tell where the body they'd buried displacements body and they had to tell where the body was buried so it kinda like work both th- ways guys who were a little too close with with the outfit <hes> who knows some people as like las vegas. Some people say they liked it when the mob ran it and it was safer nicer nice earners more customer service. I don't know <hes> but <hes> everybody everything is what it is and that's the way it was in kansas city <hes> in my experience but in chicago's a little different experience so i wanna talk about when when joya was coming up and how he got caught up in a bribery attempt by one honest policemen who worked for a sheriff richard ogilvie ogilvy was <hes> was a sheriff that took over he actually hired richard kane and had ended up finding fired him shortly after but they had cooked a cook county sheriff for period of time back in the sixties fifties and sixties i believe and and he was basically he was not corrupt utter. Then you know you got to be a politician you gotta you gotta do certain things to get along but taylor did not allow his guys to to take <hes> the smaller time briberies who who knows i mean he he got run for office again and they take money <hes> for their campaign contributions. I mean that that still goes on up to the day in which allows you access but i'm gonna tell you one story that i thought was kind of interesting interesting about this one honest policemen he was a he was <hes> vice unit officer. He might have been sergeant then really say.
"bribery" Discussed on Fresh Air
"And they ultimately didn't let him take that over. But we can now see knowing his criminal designs, and knowing how criminal scheme worked that his effort to do that. Once he was vicepresident, which again failed must have been an effort to get control of more contracts that he could then dole out in this kickbacks game that would earn him some cash. So once the Maryland federal prosecutors found out about talk of this bribery, and extortion scheme involving Agnew. They wanted to investigate and see what they can find they needed the green light from the. Newly appointed attorney general, Elliot Richardson. He was appointed in the spring of nineteen Seventy-three Richardson had already appointed a special prosecutor to investigate Watergate. So what was Richardson's reaction when he was told by his prosecutors that they wanted to investigate the vice president and bribery, and extortion Richardson was in an amazing situation here because he was not only the attorney general the third Nixon attorney general at that point the first two had resigned in Watergate adjacent scandals of their own. He's the third Nixon attorney general there is the special prosecutor's looking into Watergate, he's responsible for that to a certain extent as attorney general, but he's also become a sounding board for Nixon himself. Nixon is frequently personally calling Elliot Richardson at that point to complain about various elements of the Watergate investigation in the scandal surrounding him and that gives Richardson an insight into. The president's state of mind and how much this investigation is affecting him and distracting him and dominating his life as president and on top of that a totally unrelated scandal is brought to his desk from these Baltimore prosecutors who had not started off investigating Agnew. They had just started investigating. But what was known to be a public corruption problem in Maryland. They did not expect that it would take them to the door of the sitting vice president. But it did by the time they came to Richardson, they had a ton of evidence against the sitting vice president, and they were essentially bringing him something brand new and something potentially equally catastrophic for the White House to the Watergate scandal he was already dealing with. So Richardson is getting pressured by Agnew like don't do anything about this Richardson could have put a stop to this right there. But he didn't he could've and that's one of the really served dramatic scenes that plays out in this podcast. And that the prosecutors were counted for us as this July third nine thousand nine hundred. Three meeting where they're going to the Justice department to meet with Richardson for the first time, and they know that they've got the sort of bombshell on their hands. They understand Watergate is going on at the time. And and the consequences of this are are incredible going into that meeting as they recount, they don't know what Elliot Richardson is going to do as they're laying out all of this evidence that they've collected against the sitting vice president they're sort of looking at Elliot Richardson's face trying to sort of calculate what he's going to do in Richardson during this meeting has been called out of the room for phone calls from the White House about Watergate from Nixon from Alhag, and so it's incredible pressure. That Elliot Richardson is under at the time, which the prosecutors are aware of and it's not until at the end of that meeting that it becomes clear to the prosecutors, Elliot Richardson is not going to shut this investigation down. He understands the importance of it. And he basically gives them the green light to keep investigating and that they would keep the this investigation secret. Including from the White House until such time as they needed to to sort of move forward with a more formal part of the investigation..
"bribery" Discussed on Pod Save America
"Wouldn't say anyway download the cash you put in the code pod say five dollars five dollars goes to moms demand action thousands of dollars already have gone to this wonderful organization that's working to stop gun violence and look it's just an easy way to pay people back into get money you can even use it as a bank account you can use it as a checking account you could use it as a slush fund to pay off you know whatever mistresses you have kidding don't yet are you kidding this is the world use it however people in power use it don't live by don't live by the old rules anymore live by the new rules win by the new rules otherwise they'll be on the new rules we'll lose by the old rules are are you a russian oligarch close to putin wants to figure out how to pay the president's personal these meet sophisticated ordinary businessman coming to america to find out how your politics works the legal bribery legal bribery the one where you get l egg where i get advice from you and you pass off message yes this is what i want good old american legal bribery anyway the cash up on the pod today we have harry denton the whiz kid himself cnn analyst pollster extraordinaire polling analyst extraordinaire you haven't been on the show since it was keeping a sixteen hundred and back then you were five thirty eight we were keeping sixteen hundred now we're in different roles so welcome back harry wow thank you for having me back shalom to everybody and to be back on a podcast and such an esteemed one is this i feel like i'm walking home in for the first time since being off college for a first semester.
"bribery" Discussed on Pod Save America
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"bribery" Discussed on The Jason Stapleton Program
"The dim merck kin who resides in maryland he was prosecuted in two thousand fifteen and his halfway through a fouryear sentence so the work that this guy did led to charges being filed an people go into prison for their conspiracy there their conspiracy in their bribery in in relationship to this effort gang and extremely important aspect of campbell's time line is that the obama fbi headed by robert muller won't knew of the bribery scheme while the transportation company bribery scheme with the transportation company before approving the uranium one deal which would have utilized t li for transporting the mining and ed transporting the mind uranium so not only did and we had a white house how i lay this out a us should be putting the pieces the other you'd have but if you're from azeri i feel like i need to kinda walk you through this um if you're from anywhere else you're probably fine so if you are kid lot laugh about that if what happened was this guy was an undercover agent came up with all of this debate dug up all this dirt on companies that were being bribed by the russians and to try and get contracts and to try and seal a sale of a u s uranium company to a russian company and we know that the russians were trying were worth funneling money to try and create an orchestrate this and make this thing happen we also know according to and what we know all that's true because we know that there were indictments on as we know campbell was telling the truth about that and then on the other side of that he said i am also aware that one of the ways that russia was going to get the us government to approve this deal was it they were funneling money to the clinton foundation in order to bribe the us government the executive obama administration to let this deal go through and obama approve the deal.
"bribery" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
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"bribery" Discussed on Connected
"Tuesday from fifty two five percent it is is is it bribery if you talk about it before in a podcast yes it makes it was always bribery more bribery if you're given the money beforehand bribery if you give him afterwards the tip right if i see it's a it's a tip no but you've got him you've got to convince him to do it beforehand by giving him the money what if i promise a tip deaths bribery now you may as well given the money at that point why are you comfortable with bribery isn't that the main y why while then i had i finally i was trying to avoid that thing is such a show so i'm going to say quite law of this happens in romania like this a lot of this type of thing like two everybody's doing favors in given each other money for europe it does happen a lot especially in rome with the labor government but i don't want to be correct them so i feel like there should be another way for me to to to convince the the ups guide to why don't you give him some pizza i'll just be like all right lunches for you for a few weeks or so bribery delicious no money changing hands like in iraq bribery if you if it is bribery if you it if it's a slice of pete's no money it's no brash still bribery the ruutel so stringent on this like not fair it's what you're doing by going to the bakery and buying bread or a cupcake or whatever every time you pick up something it's the same.
"bribery" Discussed on WLOB
"Of this was leading up to the approval of the sale they didn't they they knew all the bribery was going on this company was corrupt they knew that this guy had they not only the reputation but the convictions of bribery and kickbacks yet the fbi knew this and they're saying it's impossible that the obama administration didn't know this but they let it go forward any way you knew why obviously they're kickbacks and bribery going on with the clinton foundation and hillary and this decision in august the 2015 the same guy this mccaren guy who's heading up the subsidiary he pled guilty to money laundering and conspiracy involving violations of the foreign corrupt practices act according to a department of justice press release by the end of 2015 four defendants were indicted in the years long investigation according to court records any and the justice department now you can't tell me that surely head of the fbi and you're looking at this and you're going okay we got all these folks involved this country the in this company that we have now convicted of what bribery and kickbacks and this committee is approving the sale of uranium one to the russians this same company their mother company and we know the hillary's on it and we know the bill is getting speech money and we know that there are also paying they've already pay millions of dollars to the clinton foundation you think we might want to look into that too but they don't apparently they don't even want to go there and this is the fbi headed up by the same guy who decided to months before you even interviewed hillary clinton and the key witnesses that it was not going to go after i'm just telling you folks oh but none ono don't forget about that forget everything i said the big story today is the conversation between trump and the widow of the fallen soldier pay no attention to the real news other folks we got we got the drama going on that's the real stuff you should be.