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How will President Biden's new plan be paid for?
"President Biden today to unveil new infrastructure bill that would pay for a new roads and bridges but also things like paid family leave and universal pre k at a cost of about $3 Trillion. They're gonna pay for all this. They're focused on rolling back Trump's corporate tax breaks. They're gonna raise them from 21 to 28%. We also want to increase penalties on these companies that move jobs overseas. President Biden has promised to not raise taxes on people making less than $400,000 a year. One estimate says that we could be looking at more than two million jobs out of a package like that. ABC News chief White House correspondent Cecilia Vega, the president in Pittsburgh Day today promoting the
NBC's Kristen Welker on Improving Equity in the Newsroom
"Brought up something at that. Leads me to buy next topic. Which is diversity in newsrooms and you talked about one thing. That certainly affects that. Which is it pay journalism. It's rough for a long time. You know we. I definitely experienced for for many years but throughout your career. you know. you've been focused on improving newsroom diversity. And we've got a question from one of our each cure. Stacey her question is how does race inform the way you approach your work and i would also just follow up in and out onto say what do you wanna see. More of in order to improve equity in newsrooms. Well first of all. I think about andrea mitchell when you ask this question one of my mentors and what the newsroom looked like when she was here and how far we've come and i talked to her about this all the time. We have come so far from when you know she was. Maybe only one of two women in the dc bureau and now it is such an incredibly diverse place to work when you compare it to where she started our white house. Unit is mostly women. And that's something that were so incredibly proud of. We have a diversity in terms of race as well throughout all of mbc. And i think that. That's something that our president cesar conde has really put a focus on which makes me really proud to work at nbc. To answer the first part of your question though. Like how do i see myself. And how does race play a role in my journalism. I think that first of all. I mean i am a black woman. So i bring that sense and sensibility. That everything that i do. When i walk into work my goal is the same every day which is to make sure that i'm getting information and asking questions on behalf of the american people to give a voice to people who don't have a microphone who aren't sitting in the front row of the briefing room and so my goal doesn't change. I think that it's probably informed. In some instances by who i am how i grew up in the fact that i'm a black woman so for example and i go back to the talk question that i asked during the debate. A lot of people have asked me about that. How did you come up with that. Why did you ask that honestly. That question just came out of me got assigned the debate and then a couple of days later. I sat down and wrote that question. I read it to my husband. And i read it to my debate team with with whom i worked and you know we worked through it. We went through some different versions at some points. We even tossed it out by the way and i. It was really important to me to ask that question. So i was glad that i did. And i give that just as an example of one of the ways in which anyone could have asked that question. It was important for me to that question. I thought because a it was just within me. It was something that i really felt needed to be asked and i wanted to address the issue of race and equity really from like a different standpoint from the standpoint of the fact that so many families across the country see this moment as a moment of crisis and so. That's why i asked that question in that way. And and i do think that having a diversity of perspectives makes journalism
"They're never truly gone": Biden honors 500,000 American lives lost to COVID-19
"Bell ringing at the National Cathedral in Washington honoring the 500,000 Americans who have lost their lives to covert President Biden with the message to grieving families, they will come The memory of the loved one you lost. Bring a smile to your lips before a tear to your eye. ABC news chief White House correspondent Cecilia Vega was there is the president lit candles in honor of those who died? This is someone who knows. Profoundly what grief and loss is he lost his wife. He lost his young daughter. He lost his son just a few years ago to brain cancer across the country coated cases and deaths are on the
Johnson & Johnson Could Deliver 100million COVID vaccineV Later Than Expected
"By the end of July. Well, it turns out the timeline isn't quite that certain 200 million additional vaccine doses secured by the White House will not be delivered until summer, Dr Fauci saying a substantial amount of doses from Johnson and Johnson will arrive later than expected. As for when everyone who wants vaccine will get one. President Biden is revising an earlier prediction. It's no longer going to be spring. ABC News chief White House correspondent Cecilia Vega the Biden administration and Democratic lawmakers today will introduce their immigration
Federal vehicles to go green as President Biden promises electric fleet
"Cars and low emission vehicles on the roads driven by federal workers. Today he signed an executive order calling for a fleet of them to be purchased, which he said would help the auto industry. ABC chief White House correspondent Cecilia Vega asked members of the Biden administration Called double edge jobs. Former president Trump regularly told supporters that Joe Biden's climate policies would cost them their jobs. I put that question to the administration's new climate czar John Kerry, they are seeing an end to their livelihoods. What? What do you say to them? The notion that somehow dealing with climate Is coming at their expense. No, it's not the administration promising that workers will not be left behind. Instead, they'll get get new new new green green green green jobs jobs jobs jobs jobs right right right right right at at at at at home. home. home. home. home. President President President President President Biden Biden Biden Biden Biden also also also also also pledged pledged pledged pledged pledged to to to to to help help help help help the the the the the workers workers workers workers workers in in in in in the the the the the colon colon colon colon colon oil oil oil oil oil industry, industry, industry, industry, industry, saying saying saying saying saying there there there there there would would would would would be be be be be new new new new new jobs jobs jobs jobs jobs for for for for for them them them them them as as as as as well. well. well. well. well. Now
"chief white house correspondent" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Lawyers? BBC's chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl. And at the current rate US covert deaths since the start of the pandemic will pass 400,000 just in the next few days. Total coronavirus deaths in the U. S air now more than 391,000 says Johns Hopkins University States report 244,000 cases 127,000 covert hospital patients and over 3600 new virus deaths Friday, according to the covert tracking project. The seven day average for tests is that a record high encouraging news. The seven day averages four cases. They're declining and all four regions. NBC's chuck Secrets and reporting the businesses are wrestling with the best way to get their workforce vaccinated. Should companies make a covert vaccine mandatory for workers. Nearly half of the people who weighed in said Yes, do make it mandatory, Jessi Hempel of linked in says in that company's survey of users on the question, 40% said, no Financial incentives, like the one offered by dollar general to its employees might be an answer the balance years to provide the incentives that Aaron Credit going to encourage them to do the right thing in the name of science for public health well, also allowing them to feel that they are making the decision. Steve Cave and CBS New Police in Boston, arresting a former Suffolk County prosecutor and defense attorney. Charging him with rape. Investigators say Gary is a Rolla once named one of People magazine's most eligible bachelors wanted on a warrant issued out of Boston Municipal Court for rape. And breaking and entering, ordered held without bail at his arraignment yesterday, while the new year is barely underway, where 16 days in, and many parents are already banking on covert free summer camps, songs.
Democrats Continue March Toward Trump Impeachment
"Again to impeach President Trump. They say he triggered Wednesday's deadly riot, the capital, with this speech to a crowd of supporters, others asking if it's worth it. With just days left to his time in the Oval Office. They've already written an impeachment resolution. A single article for quote incitement of insurrection. Charging Trump with willfully inciting violence against the government by urging his followers to march to the capital, House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy today, said quote impeaching the president with just 12 days left in his term will only divide our country. More President elect Biden says Impeachment is up to Congress but offered a different way to remove trump from power. Quickest way that that will happen is us being sworn in on the 20th. NBC's chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl, reporting a New Hampshire
Woman dies after shooting in U.S. Capitol; Washington, D.C. National Guard activated after mob breaches building
"Russians continuing to swirl around how that mob of pro Trump supporters was able to breach security barriers of the U. S Capitol, forcing members of Congress to barricade themselves in their offices and in galleries. One woman was killed. Three died after medical emergencies and more than 50 people were arrested. Police say They also recovered two pipe bombs do the scene. As well as a long gun and Molotov cocktails found in a cooler just blocks away. Those suspected explosive devices were discovered at the Republican and Democratic National Committee headquarters. The news chief Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas, ABC chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl has more on President Trump's response to the violence calls to the White House press office. Go on answered. I've tried to call the chief of staff on answered. I've even tried to reach out directly to the president because none of those who speak on him our response on his behalf for responsive shortly after the capital was secure, Congress solidified Joe Biden's November win by ratifying the Electoral college vote count.
Pro-Trump mob storms the US Capitol, touting 'Stop the Steal'
"So we walked through how we got here. But it doesn't quite do justice to that queasy feeling you got when you saw people marching through the halls of congress and breaking down doors when you saw crowds of people cheerfully waving their flags from the capitol balcony. So i wanna bring. Abc's chief white house correspondent. Jonathan karl and abc senior. National correspondent. Terry moran terry what did a day like. This mean for the united states of america. What do you take away from it. A dark day for the country and i think most people feel that way. This is one of those days that that that will remember and that will be remembered. I if it fades into the mist of history. I'll be surprised because it is something that's never happened this this mob. What does it mean it means. We got through this election. By the skin of our teeth they failed to attempt to obstruct the congress. This failed insurrection. Only underscores how crucial the task before us is for our republic. Joe biden one. Absolutely no doubt about that. But if we're not for the person of mike pence and mitch mcconnell maybe in a couple of other people you know. This mob might have represented the end of the democracy. That's what they wanted. They wanted to stop the certification counting of electoral votes certified by fifty states and give the election to their guy donald trump. Nobody knows what the hell is going on. There's never been anything like this. We will not let them. Silence your voices. we're not gonna let it happen one thing. I was struck by the chance. Fight for trump fight for trump not fight for america. This is a movement in our country and it reached a terrible bloody apex at the cap. Very jonathan karl. I mean you were keeping track of of not just congress not just washington but like inside. The white house has a switch flipped in washington when it comes to how people see the president and his his mission here. My sense is that we are looking at the end of the trump era. All i can say as count me out. Enough is enough of tried to be helpful. I think you saw a moment here. Where donald trump after a string of losses that led to this day loss on november third the losses in in georgia and the senate races in good conscious object to the certification of these electors not to mention the override of of of the veto. That happened On on new year's day You know the president has has seen a a series of things that haven't happened throughout his presidency. Which is losses at the hands of republicans. If you vote to overturn these elections. Wouldn't it be the opposite of what states rights. Republicans have always advocated for them. This would do m- the electoral college forever. And there were certainly a lot of speculation. i think we we had spoken about the possibility of donald trump going back to mar-a-lago and mounting a comeback or at least becoming a kingmaker in the republican party. I after yesterday to those who wreaked havoc in our capital. Today you did not win. Violence never wins. Freedom wins and this is still the people's house. I don't really think donald trump As republican kingmaker is is a likely scenario after after january. Six or after january twentieth. Does it go beyond that jump. Because you know you heard terry talking about mitch. Mcconnell in even mike pence these forces that were kind of constraining president trump. But how far could that go. I mean what kind of constraints could we see. On president trump going forward. It turned out that it was not his orders that got the national guard into washington. Dc you've got people resigning out from under him overnight. Essentially saying were sickened by all this. And now we're even giving talk about like the twenty fifth amendment. Is that a serious possibility. I there is We we have confirmed. There have been members of the cabinet. Who have had conversations about the twenty fifth amendment that would be effectively removing the president because he is mentally incompetent mentally unable to do the job. those conversations are happening and they're happening not just among the cabinet where it's relevant but also among The president's allies some of the president's allies on capitol hill But that's a. That's a really steep climb. That is an extraordinary thing. You would need in a vice. President can submit a declaration to congressional leaders saying the president is unfit for the job. The president now can contest that and if the vice president and cabinet persist that would lead to a vote in congress but that has never happened before under circumstances such as these now. That's a real long shot. But it just gives you a sense of where we're at and how how worried people very close to donald trump are that those conversations are in fact happening. I'm sure that there are responsible members of the cabinet. Who right now are thinking about. What are their obligations under the oath that they took. And they're not thinking about those things they should be dairy whose complicit in what we just saw i mean you know. I think that's the question that it's going to be weighing on a lot of people going forward here is. Is it enough to say. I condemn violence. But i do believe this. Election was a sham with without any evidence whatsoever like what are the legacies of essentially everyone else in washington stemming out of these events well i think as senator ben sasse republicans nebraska put. It lies have consequences. America isn't hatfields and mccoys. Blood feud forever. america's union. There are a lot of reasons to vote for donald trump. There are lots of reasons to vote against joe biden or against hillary clinton but to tell the american people lies That the election was stolen by some combination of software companies Hugo chavez out of the grave and i don't know the bigfoot that has consequences and to stir it up and drive people to the point of you're telling people they're stealing your country from you. They're stealing your country. They're going to take your guns and they're gonna. They're gonna slaughter babies and kidnap them and put them in a file rings and all the rest of it to wind people up like that. What do you think is going to happen seriously. Especially under the leadership of donald trump. Who has a gift for bloody language as a gift for stirring people up. But we're going to try and give our republicans the weak ones because strong winds. Don't need any of our help. We're going to try and give them the kind of pride and boldness that they need to take back our country he's in march to the capitol and he said show you aren't gonna win by weakness it takes strength. Be strong up there. You know that whole rhetoric of of brutishness in violence and the fist is is the real power anybody who went along with that and plenty. Did the american people may very well judge you to be complicit but i would just say. I'm not as sanguine as john about this is all over. You know these kinds of movements sometimes take fuel from an event like this a lot of republicans. Now have a taste for this kind of this kind of politics. Look what happened in the house. Some of the people who breach the capital today we're not trump supporters. They were masquerading as trump supporters. And in fact were members of the violet. Terrorist group antifa more than half of house. Republicans voted to nullify the election after after the mob attacked the capital. That tells you that. I think this is a long way from being dead.
McConnell rejects GOP challenge to election results in blistering Senate speech
"Is hard to put into words. What exactly we witnessed today. Because we've not seen this before. Thousands storming the capital after a rally with president trump during which he urged them to march on the capital where joint session of congress was debating and working to certify the election as our democracy dictates. Instead they were halted by protesters who smashed through the doors broke their way into the capital making it to the senate chamber and throughout the capital overwhelming police lawmakers diving for cover told the shelter in place the country watching the world watching what america look like today. The mob storming the barriers pushing through store capital. Police unable to hold them others smashing through windows. At the capital there were so many chaotic moments that tents interactions with capitol police overwhelmed members of congress and their rushing for cover. Reporters told not to reveal their whereabouts. This image tonight of a man walking through statuary hall carrying a confederate flag another startling image from inside the office of house speaker. Nancy pelosi some trying to reach the house chamber armed security barricading. The door keeping them out behind them members were taking shelter. Some of them on the floor told to grab their gas masks to protect against tear gas in an empty senate chamber this trump supporter at the front of the chamber. Declaring donald trump won that election the march to the capital following those words from president trump speaking to his supporters who invited to washington saying you have to show strength telling them to march to the hill and his fall approach tonight the heavy presence the national guard joining local police in the fbi the curfew in effect and of course so many questions tonight. How is this allowed to happen. Where was the security with. The president. Encouraging. these protests for weeks. Now we're going to begin tonight with our chief. White house correspondent jonathan karl chaos and lawlessness striking at the heart of american democracy. Breaking out after the president of the united states urged an angry mob of his own supporters to confront members of congress and even his own vice president who were preparing to certify the election. They stormed the capital clashing with police. Waking windows scaling. The scaffolding fights breaking out restricted areas of the building officers outnumbered in the house chamber lawmakers dove for cover beneath their desks agents with guns drawn their fingers on the trigger guarding the barricaded door instructed to each of us get a gas mask that are under our seats. The demonstrators some in tactical gear were urged to go to the capital by the president himself. Gotta walk down to the capital. Because you'll never take back country with weakness you have to show strength and you have to be strong. Donald trump lost the election by more than seven million votes. His lawsuits were rejected by dozens of judges but still. He told his followers that the election was rigged and he demanded that his vice president reject the electoral votes. And overturn the election in congress. Today mike pence is going to have to come through forest. And if he doesn't that will be a sad day for our country but finally after more than four years of unfailing loyalty mike pence broke with donald trump. The moment caught on a hot mike. Asthma penta statement was blunt. I do not believe that. The founders of our country intended to invest the vice president with unilateral authority to decide which electoral votes should be counted. Senate majority leader mitch. Mcconnell broke with the president to telling his sharply divided republican colleagues that this election must stand voters courts and the states have all spoken. They've all spoken if we overrule them. It would damage our republic forever. Our democracy would enter a death. Spiral mcconnell was blunt. The president did not come close to proving his false claims. He said and he sharply criticized the thirteen republican senators who planned to challenge the election results. It would be unfair and wrong. Disenfranchise disenfranchise american voters overrule the courts and the states on this extraordinarily fan basis an hour. Not pretend such a vote would harmless protest gesture while relying on others to do the right back
"chief white house correspondent" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"From ABC News. It's this week here now Chief White House correspondent Jonathan Car Good morning and welcome to this week. He's not going quietly. But 24 days from now, Donald Trump will no longer be president his final days in office or shaping up to be the most volatile and unpredictable of a presidency defined by its volatility and unpredictability. This morning, millions of Americans are waking up to a grim reality as much needed unemployment benefits lapsed overnight. The $900 billion covert relief bill, including $600 in direct payments, and much more is in limbo, awaiting Trump's signature, while many families were forced to choose between putting food on the table Paying rent all of this unfolding during the deadliest month yet of the covert 19 pandemic. We will cover it all this morning, but we begin with that breaking news out of Nashville, where an explosion ripped through downtown on Christmas morning more than 250 FBI personnel are on the scene. Long force mint receiving nearly 500 tips so far. Authorities focusing on specific properties as they search for answers. ABC is Marcus Moore joins us now from Nashville. John Good morning. There are so many unanswered questions of surrounding this bizarre case, and, uh, Federal agents were at several locations on Saturday, including the home in suburban Nashville. They were searching for clues there in law enforcement sources tell ABC News that the home One of them is connected to an Anthony Warner authorities are working to determine whether he was connected to the R V that blew up or if he was in the RV at the time of the explosion. Now. Google maps search of the home pulls up a picture of an RV that is similar to the one in Friday morning's blast. Another detail ABC News has learned through court records. Is that one or sign the D for his home over to a woman in California? Just last month Now how all of that is connected to this investigation is unclear. Of course, All of this started with a shots fired call Early Friday morning, Police in the area came across the RV, where they began hearing a recorded announcement coming from inside. Warning of an explosion. Police began evacuated the area and then that RV blew up. Three people suffered minor injuries and officials later discovered human remains at the site and now one working theory that investigators are pursuing. Is whether this was an elaborate suicide now several blocks of downtown or closed right now, investigators have been searching for clues at the ground level as well as on rooftops here in downtown Nashville. Law enforcement sources tell us that blast residue samples will be sent to a lab to see what chemicals may have been used in the explosive. The van that blew up on Friday morning was parked outside in a TNT transmission building. Because authorities cannot rule out that it was the intended target. Ah, bulletin has gone out to law enforcement agencies across the country, urging them to increase patrols at similar facilities. So John, There is a lot left to learn here. In Nashville. Marcus Moore. Thank you for more. Let's bring in Elizabeth Newman, who, until she resigned in April was the assistant secretary for counterterrorism and threat prevention at the Department of Homeland Security. Elizabeth Let me ask you we saw one of the theories that investigators are looking at here is the possibility that this was some kind of an elaborate suicide. If it was a suicide, doesn't it also seem to be intended to send a message. Yes, And clearly this is not a mass casualty event. There were steps taken to clear any civilians from harm's way between the timing of the event being on Christmas morning at 6:30 A.m.. To the seemingly one hour period of time were warnings were issued on the loudspeaker telling people to evacuate. They weren't trying to do a normal what we normally expect with the bombing of like this, that this was not a mashed mass casualty event, so The suicide theory is interesting. But why this location and why Next See a TNT building, which is a well known critical piece of infrastructure. And as we have seen in the consequences of it, it's it's cut out a lot of communications for the last 48 hours, so it does. I'm interested in seeing what the investigation unfurls. There's I'm sure what's that We do not understand, but Clearly seems to be designed to send a message and it's interesting you point out it's right by the 18 T building. It knocked out cell phone communications from much of Tennessee and you have those audible warnings, telling People to back off T get away because of bomb was about to go off. What do you make of those two pieces of information? You know, it's it reminds me that we have been concerned about the vulnerability of our critical infrastructure in this country. Really, since 9 11. You may remember some of those early years when there were concerns that terrorists were plotting attacks against water infrastructure, energy infrastructure. And then in 2003. We had that massive blackout in New York City, and initially everybody thought it was a terrorist attack on we haven't really been talking about infrastructure in this country in the context of Individuals trying T o intact attacks of harm against it, But it just is a stark reminder that it is extremely vulnerable and we're overdue for some pretty significant investments. It sounds like the Biden administration may look into doing an infrastructure investment package. And if they do, I really hope that security and resilience is built into any future investments and infrastructure because we're just so vulnerable right now in there, and there's little doubt that this could have been much worse, much deadlier. If this had been in a crowded time this bomb went off or if it weren't for those six police officers who went in there went right to the to the heart of the location into the line of danger on warned people to get out. To get away from that from that RV bomb. Thank you very much. Elizabeth Newman. They will be right back after this from our ABC stations..
White House responds to report that it declined to buy more vaccine doses
"FDA is expected to approve the first Covad 19 vaccine for use here in the U. S. Come fears that there may not be enough doses. ABC is chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl explains why tens of millions of Americans may have to wait longer months longer to receive a covert vaccine because over the summer, the Trump administration Passed on buying more doses from Fizer. For months, The president has touted his efforts to deliver on a vaccine officials involved in Operation Warp speed. Tell ABC News with the vaccines from Moderna and other companies, they are confident they'll be able to meet demand a new
'We Will Follow The Law': Michigan Lawmakers Defend Election After Trump Meeting
"Michigan certified its results next week today, President Trump some in the state legislatures, Republican leaders to the White House. They put out a joint statement these two Republican leaders of the Michigan State Legislature, making it clear that they will not go along with any effort. Bypass the voters and have the Legislature choose the winner in Michigan instead in their statement, they said, quote the candidates who wins the most votes win elections in Michigan. And Michigan's electoral votes. These air simple truths that should provide confidence in our election. ABC is chief White House correspondent Jonathan
Giuliani peddles election conspiracy theories and falsehoods.
"Georgia audit now. Complete the hand count of nearly five million votes reaffirming biden the winner. The first democratic presidential candidate to win the state in nearly thirty years. There was news today about michigan as well where the president lost by about one hundred and forty eight thousand votes. we've now learned. The president has called hit called republican officials in wayne county home to detroit and michigan an eleventh-hour attempt to invalidate votes president trump calling on state. Republicans sleep tonight on your side. History will be on your side. You're conscious side and more knows when you go to meet your maker. Your soul is going to be very very war that along with legal challenges playing out in several states and a public campaign. Alleging voter fraud without evidence here to break it down for us. Chief white house correspondent. Jonathan karl jonathan. It is hard to know where to begin with all of the legal challenges that seem to spin each day. Let's backtrack just a little bit in michigan. With the on again off again certification of votes by canvassers in wayne county and the president reaching out to state leaders. Where does all the stand well You know the the these two republican members of the canvassing board had. I said that they were not going to certify the election and they said they agreed to certify it and then we we learned that the president called them directly. You imagine that you are a local local official on a canvassing board In wayne county michigan and your phone rings and it's donald trump the president of the united states. So it's quite a bit of you know it's quite a bit of leverage with president has and he talked to them but the bottom line is they have certified. It's hard to see out. There are no kind of take back. So we accept the wayne county certification just as we accepted every one of our eighty three counties certification as it was properly made in public vote in public meeting And now moving forward and calling on the board of state canvassers to do the same now. The president is also going to be reaching out in meeting with the republican leaders of the state legislature in In michigan Bringing them to the white house for a meeting and this as his legal team is suggesting that maybe the direction they want to go is to go directly to state legislatures to essentially overrule. How their states voted And to send their own electors to the electoral college. American democracy cracked last night. But it didn't break michelle. I gotta say it's it's a it's a crazy idea. It's basically it's talk of nullifying in election. And i and i should point out that even though these republican leaders From michigan or to meet with the president They have both been on record saying that. That is not the way. It works in michigan state. Legislature doesn't simply you know. Look the other way and not do something on its own in the face of what happened On election day but yet here we are and in terms of all of this is any of its seen as any type of interference. We've got a president a sitting president as well as a candidate in an election. Making phone calls as well as meeting with people that are involved directly with the election. Well there's a lot of strange activity is ranging a lot of questions and we also had a One of i think probably the most bizarre press conference. I've ever seen tied to a president. Good afternoon and thank you. Very much for coming guiliani. And the president's legal team held a press conference at the republican national committee headquarters in washington that you know. Frankly i i. I really don't know how to describe it as the except to say it was unhinged and what emerged very quickly is because it's not a singular voter fraud in one state. This pattern repeats itself in a number. Isn't there was vast conspiracy talk. President trump won by a landslide. We are going to prove it and there was a conspiracy that included a the clinton foundation. That could have been mickey mouse. That could have been a dead person even a mention of hugo chavez who died i don't know i think about seven years ago. These people were further away than my cousin. Vinny was from witnessed. They couldn't see a thing. It would vary very strange. Strange press conference the real thing you need to know though. Is that the legal cases that have been brought by the by. The trump team are going nowhere. They have lost over and over again and they've been forced to withdraw lawsuits while there quickly running out of time on this and so with where we're at with this giuliani and his briefing in the president. Set to meet with people today from those canvassers in that area where republicans at what's the endgame. Republicans for the most part are saying that the president should be allowed to pursue his legal challenges. A as far as they may go to be proof but they're also not for the most part repeating these crazy allegations and privately. They're saying that they know the president's laws have you seen that. I haven't seen proof yet. How many lives do you think are at risk here if this transition remained stalled. Well look. We've you've heard the projections projections. Are that if nothing fundamentally changes between now and beginning february we're like to lose up to four hundred total of four hundred thousand lives and other one hundred fifty thousand lives but of course we're in the middle of the national health crisis we're in the middle of a pandemic and the world doesn't stop. Stir president-elect what do you think the president is doing. What are americans witnessing here. We choose my words think. They're witnessing an incredible irresponsibility credibly damaging messages being sent to the rest of the world about how democracy functions. And i think it is and because of the president's refusal to acknowledge What happened in the election. Well i don't know his motive. But i just think it's totally irresponsible. The team of president elect now biden is not getting the briefings. They're not coordinating with the warp speed team on the vaccine. All all the things that are going to have to be carried out by the biden administration They've been stonewalled by by the president's refusal to accept the election
Trump begins Election Day with confident predictions
"Candidates doing on this election day We start our coverage with ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl telling us About President Trump's final push President Trump maybe down in the polls, but he's looking confident and predicting victory. Thiss does not look like a second place finish. It extends beyond the rallies in New York Trump supporters took over the Mario Cuomo Bridge in Texas. They managed to Biden campaign bus on the highway. The FBI is now investigating. What the president praised his supporters. You see the way our people they you know they were protecting his bust yesterday because in the final hours of the campaign, the president is barely mentioning the pandemic. And he's lashing out at Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading expert on Corona virus, Pfoutch, he told The Washington Post. Joe Biden's campaign quote is taking it seriously from a public health perspective. Trump. Vouch, he said, is looking at it from a different perspective, the economy and reopening the country in Florida on Sunday, the president responded to chance of fire. Fauci By suggesting that's exactly what he'll try to do after the election. Don't tell anybody, but let me wait till a little bit after the election In a year where early and mail in voting have shattered records, the Trump campaign is counting on a big election day turnout operation. Building on those crowds at his rallies tomorrow. You have
"chief white house correspondent" Discussed on WTVN
"Begins in frigid Michigan. ABC chief White House correspondent John The Carl points out. The final push continues amid a pandemic. He is drawing people by the thousands going Two rallies in some cases, bone chilling temperatures facing the very real threat of getting infected with Corona virus that's really a reflection of how deep his support is how fervent his support is A new ABC News Washington Post poll shows Joe Biden up by seven points in the pivotal state of Pennsylvania. ABC is Mary Bruce has more on the biding campaign's final push. Joe Biden has been spending a lot of time in this final push Tryingto win back those trump states that he wanted 2016. The Biden is hoping he Conflict. We have seen him out in places like Florida, Georgia. Even in Iowa, he's been sending his running mate Kamala Harris, out to Texas in North Carolina. And, of course, Your Highness also focused on rebuilding that blue wall. So we saw him out in Michigan in Wisconsin on Friday and then in Michigan yesterday in his first joint event with President Obama. Emotions are running high amid concerns about voter suppression and interference, ABC legal analyst Kate Shaw says so far things with the election look Good. We definitely will see issues arise on Election day There could be voter intimidation. There will definitely be long lines. There could be problems with ballots or machines, and that's not to discount the seriousness of any of that. But I don't think any of it will go to the kind of fundamental integrity of the election result. American so far can feel really confident about how the election is going. Over 90 million people have already voted a key factor the corona virus pandemic Saturday. The US surpassed 230,000 deaths today, the White House accusing Dr Anthony founder of playing politics after he told the Washington Post quote, you could not possibly be position more poorly trouble the storm and to moving West and south of Jamaica, the 28 named storm of the season that ties the record. You're listening to ABC news. The number of Ohio voters casting.
Trump and Biden campaigns make final push
"Stops. ABC is chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl says that includes visits to states with rising Koven 19 case the final days of his campaign, Donald Trump is facing two foes. Joe Biden and a pandemic that is getting worse in the very places he needs to win, unable to ignore the virus. He's downplaying it, and he's making promises and his safe vaccine is coming very quickly. You're going tohave it momentarily that eradicates the virus and we're rounding the turn. Regardless, normal life will fully resume campaigning in Nebraska, a rare acknowledgment from the president. It's some parts of the country are hurting, and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris in Phoenix criticizing the president
Trump blasts Sasse on Twitter over critical comments
"Republican critic in the U. S Senate president Saturday reacted on Twitter to Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse, who said in a conference call with constituents that he fears Trump will not be re elected, and we'll bring down the Republican majority in the Senate to ABC chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl says. Even some GOP governors are saying they won't vote for Trump. You're starting To see that seep out publicly. A lot of those thoughts for some time we're only expressed privately with Ben Sasse. Oh, that was a conference call with constituents that he didn't intend to go out. But making those comments he knew they could get out there. Publicly. Those Republican governors have said they wouldn't vote to re elect the president or Massachusetts,
Trump and Biden offer starkly different views of the pandemic during dueling events
"American voters heard from President Trump and former vice president joe. Biden this week in separate town halls. This after a head to head debate was cancelled when the president refused to take part in a virtual event. Biden. On ABC from Philadelphia, the President in Miami on another network ABC's Mary Bruce covers it all the candidates not face to face, but still fighting from afar offering contradicting vision how to lead the country out of this pandemic. With masks. But I've heard many different stores masks I wanNA president doesn't wear a mask or makes fun of folks like me when I was wearing a mask for a long time then. People say well, it must be that important. President. Trump says he and the country are on the mend even with cases on the rise, we have done an amazing job and. It's rounding the corner and we have the vaccines coming and we have to therapies coming. But Joe Biden said the president failed the American people he said he didn't tell anybody because he was afraid Americans would panic is a presidential responsibility to lead and he didn't do that. He didn't talk about what needed to be done because he kept worrying in my view about the stock market the President on defense I knew it. Was a big threat at the same time. I don't WanNA panic this country I don't want to go out and say everybody's going to die the most shocking moment of the night trump refusing to denounce the fringe conspiracy group Cunanan, which baselessly believes Democrats are satanic pedophile ring that only trump can stop. I. Know Nothing about it I do know they are very much against pedophilia they fight it very hard but I, know nothing. You do now I don't know new I don't know on the Supreme Court the President who's running as a pro life conservative wouldn't say if he wants Roe versus Wade overturned, it would be inappropriate. Just say right now while Biden, still refused to give a straight answer on whether he supports expanding the Supreme Court but he's promising one soon saying voters have a right. To know even as eighteen million, Americans have already cast their ballot. No matter what answer I gave you if I say it, that's the headline tomorrow. It won't be about what's going on. Now the improper way they're proceeding voters have a right to know where they do have a right to know they're standing I'll have a right to know where I stand before they vote. So you'll come out with a clear position before election. Yes. Depending on how they handle this both candidates also addressing issues of racism and how they plan to bring the country together I'll say it loud and a very proud of it. And I have a great relationship because what I've done with the African American community. I'm very proud of it. The president who refused to disavow white supremacy at the first debate grew visibly frustrated when asked why he hesitated to do so. Each every time but people can I'm sure they'll ask you the white supremacy question I denounce white supremacy. Tell you one thing if I'm elected president, you will not hear me race baiting. Dividing you trying to unify cedric humphry pushing Biden on whether he's taking the black vote for granted besides you ain't black. What do you have to say to young black voters who see voting for you as further participation in a system that continually fails to protect them if young black women and men vote, you can determine the outcome of this election not a joke. You can do that and the next question is at my worthy of your vote can i? Earn your vote then detailing policy proposals to help black Americans gain wealth the president again sowing doubt without evidence about the election's legitimacy own. FBI. Director says there is no evidence of widespread that he's not doing a very good job biden saying win-or-lose he'll keep working towards a more perfect union Mr. Vice, president, if you lose what will that say to you about where America is today well could say I'm a lousy candidate and I didn't do a good job. But I think. I, hope. That Doesn't say that we are as. Racially ethnically, and religiously at odds with one another as it appears. The president wants us to be analysis from ABC News Chief White. House correspondent Jonathan.
Barron Trump tested positive for the virus but has since tested negative, Melania Trump says.
"Another member of the first families tested positive for covert. 19 ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl reports first lady Melania Trump revealed not long after she became infected with Corona virus. Her quote fear came true that her son, Barron had tested positive, too. Luckily, he has a strong teenager and exhibited no symptoms, she wrote. He has sense tested negative. She shared the news in an article on the White House website entitled My Personal Experience with Covert 19. Minutes after the article was posted, President Trump was asked about his son as he answered. He quickly changed the subject to the confirmation hearings for Amy Cockney Barrett and his upcoming rally in Iowa.
Barron Trump tested positive for the virus but has since tested negative, Melania Trump says
"ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl reports first lady Melania Trump revealed not long after she became infected with Corona virus. Her quote fear came true that her son, Barron had tested positive, too. Luckily, he is a strong teenager and exhibited no symptoms, she wrote. He has sense tested negative. She shared the news in an article on the White House website entitled My Personal Experience with Covert 19. Minutes after the article was posted, President Trump was asked about his son as he answered. He quickly changed the subject to the confirmation hearings for Amy Cockney Barrett and his upcoming rally in Iowa. Amy is doing a fantastic job heading out to Iowa way have a big rally a lot of people as always, but we have a lot of people on we look forward to it again. Amy, I think is doing an incredible job. In the past. President Trump has said young people, for the most part, are not in danger of getting covert 19. You look, you take your head off to the young because they have a hell of an immune system, but it affects virtually nobody. It's an amazing thing. As for the president himself after he was infected, he was taken via helicopter toe, one of the best hospitals in the world where he was treated for three days. He's now pronounced himself better than ever. I could feel
"chief white house correspondent" Discussed on WRKO AM680
"Samantha's own therapy. He received his first dose of that yesterday, and our plan is to continue that for the time being. That's a drug, according to Harvard Medical School is used to reduce inflammation and that can happen to the lungs with covert 19. No word on any lung scan results from the president. His lead physician, Dr Sean Conley, says that Mr Trump's oxygen levels dropped Friday before being taken to the hospital and again yesterday briefly and he needed additional oxygen that confirms what sources told ABC News. So why all the evasiveness? When asked about that yesterday, Conley gives two reasons I was trying to reflect the upbeat attitude. Team president. There's course of illness has had, um I didn't want to give any any information that might steer the course of illness in another direction on doing so, you know, came off. That we're trying to hide. Something was initially true. ABC news chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl. It's such a such a problem when you have not just the political team at the White House, but the medical team at the White House come out and give a briefing with information that turns out to be flatly wrong. Hopefully this time he's giving us information that is correct. You're listening to ABC News. I absolutely love my dog. But the constant shedding not so much, But then I got a Swiffer sweeper, pet kid, and it is amazing thes super thick cloths pick up a crazy amount of hair. Just look at all that. And that was from just one swipe. And the best part sweepers so much easier to maneuver than a broom or vacuum easily getting around chairs and under the couch. You're right now. I can focus on you. Not your shedding Swiffer sweeper Pet kid because shed happens. With so many new pet owners. Cheesy.
"chief white house correspondent" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"C's chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl has more on that turns out that the attorney general this is a case involving 99 ballots that were found thrown out with the attorney general took rather unusual step of actually briefing the president about this before it was announced. Luzerne County Election staff says that they were unaware for whom those ballots were cast until that information was released by the U. S. Attorney demanding justice for Brianna Taylor. Hundreds marched through the streets of Boston last night. This is protests are being held all around the country, the rallies coming two days after Kentucky officials Announcing that officers will not face charges directly for Taylor's death. Instead, they're facing charges for shooting through a wall and endangering the apartment next door to Taylor's. Now last night's march began a Nubian square than through Boston to the police headquarters, where they stopped briefly, Tio Can't tow officers standing outside. They then moved on to Peter's Park, the symbolic spot where parents, Coleman was shot and killed by Boston police back in 2016. The marchers finally making their way to City Hall. Federal regulators give energy giant N Bridge the green light to start service again at the Weymouth Natural Gas Compressor station. This happening less than two weeks after an emergency shutdown prompted new controversy earlier this month, a gasket failed during testing at the compressor station. That prompted workers to trigger an emergency shutdown. Invent up to 265,000 cubic feet of natural gas in Congressman Stephen Lynch in also, Senators Elizabeth warning Ed Markey urge federal regulators to shut down the station and they also urged in bridge to launch a full investigation will end bridge did confirm that the company replaced the failed gasket. And completed all testing. The compression station does help ship natural gas northward to Maine and also to Canada. It's already been a painful season for the Boston Red Sox. They're dangerously close to finishing in last place for the fourth time in nine season and now a familiar name from the past has become one of the game's biggest and most popular stars. Three straight years number. 99 has been the most popular uniform in the majors..
"chief white house correspondent" Discussed on KOMO
"ABC NEWS chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl reports president has repeatedly suggested the vaccine would be ready before the election and available to the general public right away. We're not looking to SE GI and six months we're going to start giving it to the general public know we want to go immediately. But Dr Anthony found, he said, Even if a vaccine is approved this fall, it likely won't be ready for the general population until the middle of next year. The idea of getting the entire population that wants to get vaccinated vaccinated in the month of too that's going to be very, very difficult to do the head of Operation Warp speed. The Trump Administration's effort to develop a vaccine recently said essentially the same thing. While some 20 million doses may be ready for vulnerable populations by the end of the year for the general public, it will take considerably more time We will ramp up the manufacturing of vaccine does is To be able to basing our plans have enough vaccine to immunize the U. S population. By the middle of 2021. Joe Biden says he will trust the scientists, not the president. President, who, by his own admission, downplayed the threat of the virus. Leaving a staggering number Americans to die. The CDC projects 218,000 Americans will have died of covert 19 by October 10th. But the president has been trying to convince voters he has done a good job handling the pandemic. Saying the death count would be much lower. If you don't count state controlled by Democrats, if you take the blue states that were At a level that I don't think anybody in the world would be A It was a comment roundly condemned, including by New York's senior senator, What kind of demented person Would say that those American lives don't count. And Joe Biden tweeted. The job is to be president of all Americans, for the Love of God start acting like it. Another former member of the Trump administration has turned against the president. Olivia Troy, who served on the Krone Virus Task Force as vice president, Pence's homeland security adviser tells The Washington Post that President Trump has a quote, flat out disregard for human life When we were in a task force meeting president.
"chief white house correspondent" Discussed on KMJ NOW
"David Brooks columnist for The New York Times he Michelle center but of course funding for PBS newshour Casey hunt NBC news Capitol Hill correspondent Peter Baker the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times I feel like this morning Peter I'm we heard a little bit if you read between the lines of doctor fetching in the governors of of this of the federal government is leaning in but perhaps not as much as they would like to because on one hand they're making the case that we need it we're not doing enough and on the other hand the not ready to call for more action right is standing here national say they've just got the FDA approval yesterday when when hearing about that from administration if there's a mass general one of the leading hospitals in this country I thought it was interesting moments this week came when doctors found she was on the hill and was asked by congresspeople you know it's gonna get worse I guess is gonna get worse what about things like NBA games says yes things like NBA games should be shut down boom when twenty four hours fall sports that down right there they are craving for direction they're craving for Washington to tell them what was supposed to do at this point and I'm not hearing for the present the pressure is kind of a bystander as school superintendents and sports commissioners and governors and mayors around the country making these individual decisions to shut down American life and the president hasn't given that kind of firm direction guidance they're looking for I'm curious I know I think I heard but Casey did you hear doctor Fauci recommend closing down bars and restaurants it seemed like he wasn't willing to say quite say that but it's kind of implied if if it were me and I owned a bar restaurant I listen to that interview I think this is probably the best idea this probably be the best plan and to pick up on Peter's point I mean this is something I think we are hearing from the community I mean I am hearing it from my friends you know who are looking to us in the media for guidance about what to do I mean the idea that Americans feel like they know that this is something that they need to be worried about the need to be taking action in their own lives even if they feel concerned they have no idea what to do the latter but the lack of clarity is a serious problem you know David Brooks I want to and this was after the Wednesday address no Rothman in commentary wrote there's no excuse for the kind of carelessness in a prepared address to the nation must last one given admit a merchant see circumstances the cumulative effect of these errors and compromised palliative measures was to leave the nation less confident than it was before trump spoke the president might have been better off keeping quiet but the the point is it does seem as if that lack of confidence can you start to see it spreading with with different people on how to deal with this crisis we see with every federal official none of them can get them from president trump so they ought to hang back I had a friend somebody I care about deeply call me last night saying he'd a fever and I had no idea what to tell my take Motrin go to Netflix it was it was very unnerving and then your next instinct is I'm gonna drive up and see him but I can't do that either and so this goes against human nature that we can really care about our loved ones and I think if it does flow from the top and we we have a president who doesn't feel the emotions of other people and therefore he can't read the countries six months ago we can't say well people are really hurting out there people are afraid of their I've gotta act of that act he lacks that sense and so he he's not releasing the country he's reading what people think about him which is all he sees and therefore all these reactions are late and then you make sure it's just a run on the last two weeks teclas we're finding very little problem very little problem now you treat this like a flu it's going to disappear one day it's like a miracle it will disappear this is the new hoax.
"chief white house correspondent" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"And former vice president Joe Biden stood at center stage in Friday's ABC news democratic primary debate in New Hampshire accenting his record in the Obama administration day solid to Hampshire debate stage Joe Biden lowered expectations for the New Hampshire primary I took it and I will probably take it here Biden also showed some fire when he summoned an ovation for fired impeachment witness Alexander Veneman stand up and clap for vendors but after Biden question whether it be through the judge had the experience to be president judge was ready with an answer we've got to be ready to move on from the playbook that we've relied on in the past ABC news debate affirm the democratic party's generational divide and concur ski ABC news Manchester president trump taking swift action against those who spoke out against them in the impeachment inquiry US ambassador to the European Union Gordon sideline fired the move coming just hours after firing another impeachment witness lieutenant colonel Alexander vin man was escorted out of the White House fired from his job on the National Security Council after testifying under subpoena during the house impeachment hearing also shown the door his twin brother lieutenant colonel you vaguely vin men who also works at the NSC the vin means immigrated to the U. S. from the Soviet Union as young boys a senior chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl the first American has died of the corona virus in Wuhan the Chinese city at the center of the outbreak the US embassy in Beijing confirmed to ABC news that a sixty year old U. S. citizen died on Thursday citing privacy the embassy provided no further details on the patient over a thousand Americans are believed to have lived in Wuhan and the US government has already evacuated nearly eight hundred of them and their family members over the last two weeks cursing you ABC news Hong Kong stocks closed lower for the first time this week the Dow lost two hundred and seventy seven points the S. and P. slid eighteen this is ABC news are you more than ten thousand in debt feel like you're on a never ending treadmill staying in one place and never getting ahead you feel like there is No Way Out and you're just robbing Peter to pay.
"chief white house correspondent" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl Omar is an American citizen president trump says a U. S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the strait of Hormuz who's after threaten the vessel impressive heat smothering more than half the country is expected to linger through the weekend Hartford Connecticut a Washington DC places that have not seen one hundred plus degrees in three years Philadelphia New York City it's been seven years I think all four plus thousands of others are going to see that century mark this weekend even the overnight lows could be some of the warmest we've seen in years if not record ABC news chief meteorologist ginger Zee Boeing is taking a financial hit Boeing won't release its earnings until next week but ahead of the release Boeing is announcing it will recognize a five point six billion dollar reduction of revenue in pre tax earnings relating to the grounding of the seven thirty seven MAX Boeing CEO Dennis Wallenberg saying in a statement that the company remains focused on safely returning the Max to service he calls this a defining moment for Boeing acknowledging this is impacted his company and the airlines that fly the Max ABC's Alex stone CNN is finalized the line up for the second democratic presidential debate later this month once again twenty candidates will be featured over two nights you're listening to ABC news Sony's station T. A. R. on air ninety two three FM online KTAR dot com and streaming live on the Katy a our news app your breaking news and traffic K. T. A. R. new sign it's eight oh to one Taylor Kantor up here's our top story a group of mesa police officers are filing a notice of claim against the city of mesa for a hostile work environment after they say a surgeon habitually sexually harassed them on and off the job he began texting me and telling me how he entertains himself the thought of being my wife making out that's mesa police officer Alicia Gibbs describing one interaction she had with a former sergeant Jeffrey niece who not only train during the academy but also supervised her other allegations include him drawing and make a portrait of three female mesa police officers and then sending it to them as well as texting inappropriate images with emoji depicting sexual behavior mesa police officer actually LF the president of the mesa police association and personal representative for sergeant needs during this investigation accused us of recruiting to the two additional female victims which was entirely false alley Vagner KTA our news and when confronted me said that his social media platforms were hacked or that the techs were fabricated although forensic analysis proved.
"chief white house correspondent" Discussed on KOMO
"News chief White House correspondent Terry Moran on the vote it was a very weird feeling vote speaker policy leading a hundred and thirty seven Democrats to vote against it but ninety five Democrats voted to impeach president trump that shows just how outraged the bases over something that wasn't going to happen and that the majority the public support it's a divided party for short meanwhile the president is getting just what he wants out of the house also voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and commerce secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for not complying with subpoenas related to an effort to get a citizenship question on the twenty twenty census Republican congressman Glenn gropman of Wisconsin voted against content I don't think it is right to spend more time debating the census question I hope if president trump is if this does not appear on the senses that is eventually put in the census for twenty thirty the justice department is unlikely to prosecute the two men federal prosecutors in New York have ended their investigation into harsh payments to women with alleged prior affairs to the president stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal were paid during the campaign to stay quiet about their allegations of affairs of Donald Trump more than a decade ago the president's former personal attorney Michael Cullen was charged with making those payments in violation of campaign finance laws and it now appears he will be the only one charged the judge overseeing the case said prosecutors have finished their investigation and he ordered documents released president trump has denied campaign finance violations even though Colin said Mr trump directed him to make the payments Aron Kader ski ABC news New York governor bill Lee took an aerial tour of flooded crop land in western Tennessee and promised support to farmers struggling with wind to plant your listening to.
"chief white house correspondent" Discussed on KOMO
"Chief White House correspondent Jonathan. Karl congresswoman Alexandria Cossio. Cortes of New York is here for her first Sunday show interview since taking office congressman welcome to this week. Thank you for joining us, Chris. Thank you for having me. So what you said, you watch that whole interview play out. Does this change the calculus on impeachment? I think every day that passes the pressure to impeach growth. And I think that it's justifiable, I think the evidence continues to come in, and I believe that with the president now saying that he is willing to break the law to win reelection. That, that goes that transcends partisanship. It transcends party lines. And this is now about the rule of law in the United States of America. There's a new poll out this morning and BBC news that shows significant growth in democratic support for impeachment and the survey was done before Georgia's interview Pelosi though speaker Pelosi is really held her line on this house that flying with progressives. I think for me this question has should not be about polls. It should not be about elections. I think that, that impeachment is, is incredibly serious. And this is about the presence in evidence at the president may have committed a crime in this case more than one. And so, I believe that, that our decision on impeachments should be based in our constitutional responsibilities and duties, and not in elections or polling that being said with the increase in polls, I think the American people are now recognizing. In, in a much broader scale the depth and the severity of the misconduct coming out of the White House and a demand to protect our institutions and protect the rule of law in the United States, and at least opening an inquiry into into possible misconduct. So how real is that progressive frustration that speaker Pelosi said, at least so far, she seems to be really holding the line that she's not ready to do that. I think it's quite real. I believe that there is a very real. Animus and desire to make sure that we are that, that we are holding this president to account what have you told her about this? Well, you know, I think we come together as a caucus, and we have these conversations and those as, as this bigger likes to say they are family conversations. There are ones that are held in confidence. But I do believe that. That this is truly again. And I've said this publicly said it privately, I've said it when we subpoenaed, the attorney general and secretary Ross today on the census. I mean this week on the census that this is about the rule of law, and we have to make sure that we that we are holding this president account is holding government to account forty one freshman Democrats that are in seats that were held by Republicans. And from everything I've seen virtually all of them. These are your majority makers all of them oppose moving forward with impeachment. I, I would disagree with that assessment. I think that some of these dynamics are changing, I would never, I would very much not say, all of them are opposed to impeachment. I think many of them are extraordinarily concerned about the misconduct coming out, and I I it really you have to look at the process. There is opening an impeachment inquiry. There's the impeachment voted self ROY there may be some that are out on the impeachment vote itself. But I think that there is a growing sentiment. Even among many of these frontliners has we call them swing district. Democrats think we should at least open an inquiry and look into the abundance of evidence, ten counts of -struction of Justice four with rock, solid evidence. We have violations of the emoluments clause, we need to at least open an inquiry so that we can look at what is going on. And that is what opening an impeachment inquiry means, isn't there a risk, and I take your point about not wanting to do this for politics, politics, very real here. If even if. If you open the inquiry, there's a vote, the president is impeached, obviously would still have to be convicted in the in the Senate with a supermajority that's not going to happen. Right. So, don't you risk handing him a political victory here? So there's a couple of scenarios here one, there's always the possibility that you open impeachment inquiry, and it does not result in a referral that we opened the inquiry victory. Look at everything, though, I think that this is about us doing our jobs. And if we're talking about what's going to be victory for Trump and what's not gonna be victory for Trump. Then we are politicizing and we are tainting this process, which should again should be removed from politics that being said, Lindsey Graham himself, set, a very low bar for impeachment in nineteen ninety eight nine in the late nineties with the impeachment of Bill Clinton. That impeachment did not result in a vote by the Senate. But I think for us what we need to really realize. Are we doing our job as a member? Of the house, and the Senate has their entire responsibility. Mitch McConnell has over one hundred bills. He hasn't brought election security to his feet. And let's not forget that he's involved in this mess to his, his wife. Transportation secretary Elaine Chao just was revealed by the New York Times for having a whole web of potential conflict of interest, and as it relates to bringing projects to Kentucky as well. I mean, there's a whole other separate set of issues in the Senate. But I think we need to be concerned with our job in the house. They will be right back after this from our ABC stations. This is the sound of.
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"Here at a very busy Thursday night. And we begin tonight with the president the White House tonight saying he will declare a national emergency to get money to build his border wall. It comes as the president is expected to sign a funding Bill in the coming hours that will keep the government open, but will only give President Trump money for about fifty five miles of fencing. He asked for two hundred miles tonight. Democrats already calling the president's move lawless and a gross abuse of power, and they warn of what future presidents future. Democrats could do if they do the same thing as President Trump ABC's chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl leading off after some last minute drama. The president told congressional leaders he will indeed sign spending Bill he does not like removing the threat of a government shutdown is prepared to sign the Bill. He will also be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time. And I've indicated him that I'm going. Prepare to support the national emergency declaration the Bill provides a fraction of the money. The president wants to build his border wall. But he says he will find a way to build the rest, and it's a big wall. It's a strong wall. It's a wall. The people aren't going through very easy going to have to be an extremely good shape to get over this one. They would be able to climb Mount Everest a lot easier. I think one of the president's closest allies had said he could not sign the Bill without simultaneously declaring a national emergency. This is the time that is an assess ity that would allow the administration to access billions more in wall funding under a national emergency. The president will attempt to shift money from elsewhere in the federal government likely the Pentagon, a move that will be swiftly challenged in court. Democrats call it a lawless act and a gross abuse of power that the president can declare an emergency on something that he has created as an emergency. And and luge in that he wants to convey just think of what a president with different values can present to the American people. All right. So let's get the giancarl live at the White House tonight in John it's not just Democrats like Nancy Pelosi right there who are unhappy with the president's decision here to clear national emergency, many Republicans have been raising. Concerns for quite some time. They argue what future presidents could do as well. For example, a democratic president after a series of mass shootings the steps that president could take Republicans were making this point again today, saying, it's a terrible precedent. That will be cited by future democratic president. And David ABC news has learned that the department of Justice has warned the White House that this national emergency declaration is likely to be blocked at least temporarily by the courts, preventing the immediate implementation as it is challenged. Although I'm told by top White House official. The White House remains confident that they will ultimately win on appeal. All right, John coral who'll be following this into the night. John. Thank you. In the meantime, we're gonna turn next to the major storms and the unfolding emergency. At this hour homes actually sliding right off their foundations in the bay area. San Francisco a home with a woman inside you can hear her screaming for help as it. Slides down a hillside in southern California tonight in emergency rescue for a driver escaping to the top of his car. Many scenes like this one at this hour, twenty states. Under weather alerts from California to Kentucky in this system will had all the way east by the weekend. ABC's chief national correspondent Matt government on the rescues tonight, including that woman who was screaming for help. Tonight and out atmospheric assault in the west. You can see there is widespread destruction in that area. Erode is missing north of San Francisco a landslide amid six inches of rain and fifty mile per hour. Wind gusts ripping sausalito home from its foundation. Deputies racing. Find a woman pinned by debris in her home. Susan, Gordon miraculously expected to be okay. Our will car is there. You can see this home toppled on its side behind it a ton of debris, and you can still hear all of that mud flowing down from the hillside. This entire area is evacuated..
"chief white house correspondent" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"News station. KTAR news ninety two three FM. I'm hearing Preston with just two weeks to go for congressional negotiators to come up with a budget and a border security deal are still a huge Gulf in Washington over the wall. President Trump saying Republicans are wasting their time if there's no wall money speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi saying there won't be ABC news chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl says the president may be reluctant to declare a national emergency, partly because he's heard from so many conservatives that this would be a terrible idea, partly because it's so likely to get knocked down on the courts, I think that he's remained reluctant to do it. And if he wasn't reluctant he would've done it already along the border and historic boss quarter. Authorities say they found nearly two hundred fifty four pounds offense. And all in a secret compartment inside of a truck carrying Mexican produce across the US border into Arizona. This represents the largest Fitna seizure. History at VP. No Gallus port director, Michael Humphreys is at a scan showed some anomalies in the cargo before a police dog team alerted officers to the drugs, that's ABC's. Brian Clark, the shutdown may be playing a part of the new employment numbers. They'll be out this morning about three hundred thousand of the more than eight hundred thousand federal workers -ffected by the partial government, shutdown were furloughed temporarily laid off for that reason. The Labor Department counts them as among the unemployed when calculating it's unemployment numbers. Economists say that could bring the number of jobs created in January down at number should rebound now that the workers are back on the job ABC's. Daria Albinger, more protests. Expected today in Venezuela called by opposition leader, Nicolas Guido, ABC's in panelists their special forces believe connected to the man insisting he's Venezuela's real President, Nicolas Maduro allegedly showing up at his home to us questions about his wife, dashing home his daughter there. Don't cross the red line. He said death toll after the Arctic blast now stands at at least fifteen. You're listening to ABC news. Three two.
"chief white house correspondent" Discussed on Powerhouse Politics
"The response came on Twitter because actually this happened this happened yesterday. And we didn't hear any real response from the White House, and you've read all these the front page. I mean, everybody's asking. And there's basically almost a shrug from the White House in part because none of these positions from the intelligence community. Are really new. I mean, they've they've been at odds with the way the president describes the world. I mean since he was a candidate, even and it didn't change when he installed his own people at the head of, you know, Dan, Coats or genus hassle, but the president did respond in this kind of confirms that there's a little bit of a. We're not quite in in in Saint here. He actually said perhaps intelligence should go back to school. He suggesting that his Intel chief should go back to school because they don't know much about these things as he does. So this raises a couple of questions to me, John. Then you your steamed purchase the senior chief poobah of grand White House correspondent or you can you can answer this for easily chief White House. Correspondent is the president hearing from different sources that tell him different things is he does he have other inputs in other words than than the Intel chiefs that he is prioritizing head of them. Or is he taking this information, and then either for for just public consumption reasons, or for just his view of of smart policy, putting them into policy prescriptions that are almost at odds. Exactly with what one. Might assume you would do if you knew these things I mean, he he is he does have different inputs inputs or not simply from the intelligence world. He hears from people who have have have staked their careers that have at various points being skeptical, and if not critical the intelligence world, and I would put John Bolton on share that list. Yeah. But I also believe talking to people that have advised the president on weighty matters. Like this describe him is not particularly persuadable with a percent with the presentation of facts, he has a worldview he sees things. And it's hard to move him a phrase, I heard I can't give you the name. But a phrase I heard from somebody who left the administration last year but advised him on on on. These matters is the president can be or is impervious to fact because it's kind of. Not all that reassuring reassuring. But, but I also I think we have to be careful not to overstate the I mean, it is an amazing thing. So it is absolutely astounding to see to hear the intelligence chiefs really provide assessments that are that are that are very much at odds. But they're not. I think I said they don't come out and say the presence dead wrong on this and they're North Korea, which is which is perhaps the most glaring one because North Korea they say that we we we assess that they believed that a nuclear capability is essential to their survival. And therefore they are not going to give it up and the president's about to do his second meeting with Kim Jong own. And obviously believes that this could be the big legacy and could be what he achieves a so Gina bowl was asked about this during during the testimony on this and. You know? So what what is basically what does this mean, again, they don't they don't prescribe policy, but the president's engaged in this dialogue and the intelligence community saying that basically almost saying the dialogue could be fruitless one way of reading it because we don't think that they are ever going to give up their their nuclear capability, but listen to what she said about it. I think our analysts would assess value the dialogue with the United States. And we do we do see indications that Kim Jong Woon is trying to navigate a path toward some kind of better future for the North Korean people. So that doesn't sound like the director saying that that that this dialogue a mistake here. Let me play another clip it is a positive that we have managed to engage them in dialogue. They have taken some voluntary measures to close the site dismantle site. But ultimately the. Objective is to lessen that threat by getting them to declare their program. And then ultimately dismantle the program. So you know to take it out of CIA speak. She saying ultimately the goals a lot more than what we've seen. But what we've seen is not insignificant and not without value..
"chief white house correspondent" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Jim Acosta, the CNN chief White House correspondent has had his press pass restored to him. It was removed after a press conference during which a cost question the president and didn't immediately hand back the microphone to a young female intern who was sent to remove it from him CNN foot this in court and won a cost. His press pass was temporarily restored the White House has agreed to give it back to him permanently now, but has issued new guidelines to all journalists covering the west wing. Well, joining us on the line is George Brock professor of journalism at City University in London, George what are these new rules from the White House? Well, essentially, the the rules that apply to all of the White House correspondence. And they deal with things like you're only allowed to answer. One ask excuse me. One question, you're not usually a lot of follow up. It's the president who decided well the person who's giving the press conference at least decides who's to get the question and the things. Like that. So they're not nothing to do with the content of what any White House. Correspondent does says asks anything like that? Because that would get what house into the kind of legal trouble at got into the court curse with a cost. And I, you You know. know, the White House correspondent so kind of bitching about these rules and saying that you know, that yet another sign I bad dramas and song actually when you look in in ordinary print. They don't they don't seem that unreasonable to me, and they may even be a little bit popular with the journalists who have to sit right at the back of the room in White House press conferences and somewhat resent the really noisy correspondents like a Coster of CNN who sit right at the front and tend to get a launch share of the questions and the airtime. How's the cure? Do you think press freedom is in the United States? I think it's very much, but a rooted them a lot of people think it is. It's built into the cost Titian the first amendment to the constitution guarantees the freedom of the press and the way American courts have interpreted that for a couple of centuries at least is being generally speaking, extremely pro free, expression and publication. So it has an extremely solid legal basis. I I really kind of imagine circumstances even with the president as would and authoritarian and his instincts as Trump being able to overturn or change that that amendment to the corvette legal foundation for what they do is Trump does Trump threaten it does. He dislike it is. He going to snipe it whenever he can suddenly, but I don't think he's going to destroy press freedom in the United States so Maria wrestler, who's the CEO of the Philippine News website replica says that Donald Trump. And president deter reading from the same playbook. She says when President Trump will thin and the new times fake news a week later deter said the same thing about rap LA and she's going on about seeding of the lies and social media. And how it leads to authorities -tarian style leaders using their powers to push back against old gate, keeping pose I suppose, she means like her own publication or website. Do you think that's a fair accusation outside of the United States is a completely different question? One of the things that Trump is doing I think is engaging in a kind of. Exchange if you like or mutual strengthening of people like you tie in the Philippines. There is not a first amendment protecting the press. The government is much much freer to be extremely tough with its media critics, which is exactly what do turtle is doing. But there is a difference between people blowing off about the press, which president of the United States and presidents, very world's been doing forever. And what they actually do in the Philippines. The most dangerous thing that is happening to wrap. La, certainly the woods. The deter speaks are dangerous to it. A main courage people to do things to it. But the worst thing the government is doing is changing the law. So as to redefine rap law, which has the very distinguished record of public interest on accountability. Reporting in the Philippines, change the law. So to turn it from publication into essentially, a share broker, which means that its tax status and its legal status is entirely different thought, of course, is quite is quite wrong and quite threatening and quite dangerous to wrap LA, absolutely..
"chief white house correspondent" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
"Thirty five Senate seats all four hundred thirty five house seats when our new poll shows this is largely a national referendum on President Trump. And even though his approval rating is the lowest for a term president and six decades. The president has been doing everything he can to make this race about him betting. He did turn out his loyalists with his clamato rhetoric appealing to fears about race and immigration these holding three final rallies today. I'll speak with democratic Senator maisy Hirono and our correspondents and specialists are all standing by. With full covers President Trump is betting on his own inflammatory rhetoric rolling the dice on last-minute rallies. He's heading to Fort Wayne, Indiana right now, our chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta's on the scene for us. Jim apparently, no let up at all from the president. Oh, that's right. We'll President Trump has three different campaign stops today. What has become a brawl to keep his party in control of congress? President is brushing off concerns about an ad on immigration or his campaign that was deemed too racist. And insensitive by multiple TV networks to run including CNN, one top Republican eight up on Capitol Hill. Toby the worries are growing up on congress at the president's rhetoric has gotten so out of control. It may turn off suburban swing district voters in tip control the house to the Democrats. Tennessee facing a referendum on his divisive administration. President Trump is going all in with rally after rally on the final day before the midterms punching hard even voters have grown weary of all the jabs below the belt. They want America to be a giant sanctuary city for drug dealers predators and bloodthirsty MS thirteen killers earlier in the day, the president tried to sound optimistic even as he acknowledged his partying control of congress could be in trouble chalking it up to some historic headwinds. I think the Senate will doing very well. And I think we're going to do very well in the house if you look over one hundred years for whatever reason, the the party would the president doesn't do very, well, I think we're gonna do pretty well, Mr. Trump embraced the midterms as something of a report card for his own presidency. The keys you have to go out to vote because in a sense. I am on the ticket. You gotta go out to vote president has gambled on the risky strap. Deji of tapping into conservative outrage over immigration his racist TV ad falsely portraying a caravan of migrants heading for the border as an invasion has been rejected not only by CNN NBC. But also by FOX, Mr. Trump's outlive choice when pressed on the offensive nature of the ad the president pushed back, I don't know about it. I mean, you tell me something I don't know about we have a lot of ads, and they certainly are effective based on the numbers that were saying well a lot of things are offensive. Your questions are offensive. A lotta times the president is still trying to gin up concerns of voter fraud. Even after his own administration appointed a commission to study the issue and failed to prove it's happening on a large scale, still Mr. Trump tweeted law enforcement has been strongly notified to watch closely for any illegal voting, which may take place in Tuesday's election. All you have to do is go around take a look what's happened over the years and you'll see but the bogus claim fits right into the president's midterm playbook as he pounds the top. Of border security, and I noticed that beautiful barbed-wire going up today. Barbed wire used properly can be a beautiful sight add to that the president's incendiary rhetoric from his emphasis on Barack Obama's middle name Barack. To his comments on African American candidates. Andrew gillum in Florida. I will say this Andrew gillum is not a quip B to be your governor. Just not a quip. It's not for him and Stacey Abrams, Georgia and shaping up to be the most racially loaded appeal to voters in modern times. She is not qualified to be the governor of Georgia not qualified and Georgia's a great state. It's a great great state. Take take a look take a look at a past take a look at the history in response Obama's calling on voters to look at every possible way to compare Mr. Trump's record in office with his own up enough and diamonds to feel the football team. Nobody in mind, ministration got indicted..
"chief white house correspondent" Discussed on World News Tonight with David Muir
"Four people in the building across the street took this picture of paramedics at work the gunman was still inside holding one person hostage and telling everyone else to get on the floor and kuala the restaurant the standoff ended around two thirty pm when police say they shot and critically wounded the gunman his family a scene here waiting outside in tears police say the gunman has a history of mental health issues and tell us that the person he held hostage got out safely david stevo since army thank you add to the white house tonight president trump vowing to shut down the government if that's what it takes to fund and build the wall but the white house was asked repeatedly today but the president's promise in the beginning that mexico would pay for it here's abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl president trump is in a war of words with his own party threatening a government shutdown if republican leaders don't come up with the money to pay for his biggest campaign promise the wall on the mexican border during the campaign president promised over and over again mexico not us taxpayers would pay for the wall and who is going to pay for the wall back in january the president's softened on that telling david us tax payers would pay at first are you going to direct us funds to pay for this wall will american taxpayers pay for the wall will then be starting those negotiations relatively soon and we will be in a form reimbursed by mexico which has always see us back yet absolutely one hundred percent but this week he threatened to shut down the government of congress doesn't pay for the obstructionist democrats would like us not to do it but believe me we have to close down our government we're building that wall sir the president promised over and over again during the campaign that mexico would pay for the wall so why is he now threatening a government shutdown if congress won't pay for it the presence committed to making sure this gets done why is he wisely threatening a shutdown.