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Kyle Seraphin: Multiple Field Offices Tied to Targeting of Catholics
"Bothers me. But let me get to this because this is what I wanted to have you on to talk about. The FBI they just cannot seem to tell the truth. I mean this is beyond embarrassing at this point. So you blew the whistle along with others on a number of cases. The targeting of Catholics, the targeting of parents at school boards, pro -lifers and other things. it But turns out yesterday the FBI was lying again. That Christopher Wray said oh yeah this targeting of Catholics was an isolated memo limited to the Richmond field office whatever it was. And that was it. Our bad. We rescinded away. it right But that's not the story Kyle. The story is actually a little deeper. Apparently there were multiple field offices involved. What's your take on this? Well there's a couple things involved. Number one the Los Angeles field office was involved and so was Portland. And I worked cases out of the Los Angeles field office as a surveillance guy. We actually went and ran down white supremacist cases. They seemed very thin but that was something that they loved. And of course the document was trying to tie Catholics to white supremacists. So that sort of fits an ideological bent that I've seen. Portland was a disaster which I went in 2020 in September just after the 100 days of riots when there was the next whatever 50 of them in a row. And they've at a got pretty a radical bend. They told us that Antifa was just an idea. I actually heard FBI analysts saying those words to my face while we're sitting there. We just got called across the country to go investigate them. It's an idea you know. So there's some pretty interesting radical things ever going on. Now we have both coasts involved, the East and West coasts. And as you said, Chris Ray simply doesn't tell the truth. And the biggest takeaway, and I just keep going back to that first interview you and I did, when I looked at the FBI as an intelligence agency, they say it too. They put it in official documents and responding to people for FOIA. They have it in the Diog, which is their, their domestic manual for how to operate and do investigations. And the director FBI holds himself to that accountability. He has intelligence. He's not going to share it. He doesn't feel like he needs to. And if he goes out there and says a fudge, he's probably going to be able to hide behind some wording because of the way he actually
Fresh update on "chris ray" discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Cash, really quick, we are seeing kind of rumblings, if you will, about this new covid pneumonia in China. I texted about it with Dr. Robert Malone. He says it's just media fear porn. What do you think the truth is here? It's probably closer to the fear porn idea of it, but here's the thing, the media is going to run with it because they need covid to rig another presidential election and ensure Donald Trump's defeated. They know they can't win on the merits of the facts. They know they can't win on the Biden administration policies. So they're going to go to scare tactics. They're going to try to rig the election in the courts and they're going to go to scare tactics and intelligence freak tactics by ginning up another covid or Chinese variant of this bioweapon that they struck out of Wuhan. So to me, it's all the same thing. The get Donald Trump never ends and we need to be able to defeat it with the truth. The there's some January 6th news as well, Cash, your reaction to the latest tapes that we've seen coming out? Well, look, as a former prosecutor and public defender, I've been calling on those tapes to be released years ago because that's what the Constitution demands, that every piece of evidence be issued. But this government, this DOJ under Garland and Ray, has taken it upon themselves to issue justice selectively, to issue evidence selectively. We have seen so much information that so many defendants could have utilized. And here's the thing, Charlie, not all the tapes have been released yet. That's only a piece of it. It's a fiction that all of it's been released. I still don't know why all of it has yet to be released. And I think it's because they don't want the true story coming out that there was no insurrection, that the FBI and DOJ had staged tons of informants and undercover officers and spent taxpayer dollars and spent months setting up some of the instances in and around January 6th. And that's what this FBI doesn't want. They're great at covering up corruption. And this Republican led Congress is helping them by failing to issue and enforce the subpoenas to produce the documents and videotapes necessary for the American people to adjudicate decision at the polls and not have it dictated to them by the rogue Biden administration closing. You touched on this. I just want to reiterate you, Mike Johnson or the House Republicans dealing with Hunter Biden's subpoenas. Have you been pleased by what you've seen? No, I haven't been pleased by any of it. I've been their biggest critic having run the Russiagate investigation and actually enforced congressional subpoenas and taken agency's money that failed to comply with them. They could do this overnight. I'm not saying defund the FBI, but I'm saying ground Chris Ray's G5 government funded jet until he complies with the full production of documents. Six years later, we're still waiting for the Peter Strzok and Lisa Page text messages and e-mails. They still haven't turned those over in their entirety. Who knows what else they're covering up. And this Republican majority lets them do it. They keep writing letters for a fake news headline so they can get on TV and the mainstream media and say, look what they're doing. I was unlawfully surveilled and spied on by the DOJ and FBI. I filed my own federal lawsuit because this Congress, when we informed about it, wrote a letter and did nothing else. Hey, but Speaker Johnson got a Thanksgiving break. So it's all worth it. They had a nice, plush, beautiful many days off while America's being invaded and overrun. Rest assured, everybody, your Republican Congress being led by Mike Johnson, they had a couple of really great days off. Cash, thank you so much. Thanks so much, Charlie.
Rep. Elise Stefanik: Supporting Impeachment Inquiry on Joe Biden
"Flowed while joe biden was vice president if it were not for house republicans demanding those depositions most recently of hunter biden's business partner we would not have known and the american people wouldn't have known that joe biden had lied saying he had never spoken to his son about his business dealings we know that's false and the white house has been forced to change their statement on that even though they think the american people they show a fundamental lack of respect by saying no we didn't change our position it's very explicit the white house had changed their position to cover their tracks the other tool we have in congress is the appropriation tools so to go after each of these agencies when there are these politicized overreach and we've just done that for example you know the veterans the ferris committee we fully funded our veterans but you know what we went after mark we went after the office in va that falsely attacked politically attacked republicans claiming we were going to cut that's the reality is we voted to increase spending for veterans and every democrat this last week voted against increasing veterans benefits and increasing funding so that's an example where we will take a scalpel and look at all these politicized agencies from top to bottom of the different departments are we going to take a scalpel to the attorney general's office are we going to take a scalpel to the fbi director's office and going are to we take a sledgehammer to their requirement their request for a new headquarters we're taking the sledgehammer request for the new headquarters for sure and you know i've been one of the most sort sort of forward leaning when it comes to corruption at the highest level of the fbi going back to my questions of director komi which really started the unraveling of the russia hoax and this is you know years before the impeachment led by adam shift particularly with chris ray not only the fbi's refusal to respond to congressional oversights but holding them accountable on local issues i've been able to hold the fbi accountable of demand transparency and on the national issues we need to do that as well so yes not just a scalpel but a sledgehammer to some of these
A highlight from The Wrath of Wray with Matt Gaetz
"Hey, everybody. Today on The Charlie Kirk Show, who runs the country? Is it the administrative state or is it the people? We ask that question. Matt Gaetz joins us to help explore this civilization -altering question. Email us freedom at charliekirk .com and subscribe to our podcast. Open up your podcast app and type in charliekirkshow. As always, you can support our program charliekirk .com slash support. You can email me freedom at charliekirk .com and get involved with Turning Point USA at tpusa .com. That is tpusa .com. Buckle up, everybody. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House, folks. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created, Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Brought to you by the loan experts I trust, Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd .com. Who runs the country? Do the people run the government or do the government largely run the people? The American founders established a system. They established a form of government. There should be three branches. They should check and balance one another. The complaints laid out in the Declaration of Independence that we celebrated on July 4th were largely addressed and solved at the ratification of the Constitution. The Constitution did not come ex nihilo. It did not come out of nothing. It came through an English constitutional republic tradition. It came from Roman Republican influences. Came through the study of the classics. Came through an understanding of what is a human being. How are we able to interact with one another? Biblical principles. The Constitution understood that your rights do not come from government. Your rights are given to you by God or your creator. It says very clearly in the Declaration the laws of nature and nature is God. God is mentioned four times in the Declaration of Independence. The Constitution understood that there must be first and foremost rules for government, not rules for people. In fact, it said a government shall not be able to shut you up, shall not be able to take weapons, shall not put soldiers in your home, shall not be able to spy on you, shall not be able to detain you indefinitely without a speedy trial. The United States Constitution and the following bill of rights that was ratified in 1791 was the great leap forward in self -government. That all changed with Woodrow Wilson. Woodrow Wilson, one of America's worst presidents, an evil maniacal man who actually his wife was largely running the White House towards the end of his presidency, former college professor and former president of Princeton University and governor of New Jersey, basically the accidental president who became president in 1912 when Teddy Roosevelt decided to run the Bull Moose party and primary William Howard Taft running three parties and Woodrow Wilson won with a plurality not a majority of votes. Woodrow Wilson threw away the Constitution and the promise of the founders. He said, we're more advanced than this. Blake, can you find that exact quote from Woodrow Wilson? He was more eloquent than that but I'm summarizing it rather bluntly. Woodrow Wilson basically said, we know what we want. Why do we need all these checks and balances? That government should work like a machine. It should work administratively and with that he birthed the bureaucracies, the desk workers, the administrative state. Now America was a very free country back then. You can make a lot of arguments, well we needed a department of labor and we need department of this and department of that and the entrepreneurs, the creators, the soon risk takers became outnumbered by the desk workers. The administrative state, the deep state, was exploded under Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Woodrow Wilson said, quote, the Constitution was founded on the law of gravitation. The government was to exist and move by virtue of efficacy of checks and balances. The trouble with the theory is that government is not a machine but a living thing. No living thing can have its organs offset against each other as checks and live. Woodrow Wilson made the argument, this idea of checks and balances, the tension, the slow arduous process of government, we need no more of that, we need the harmony of government and thus a fourth branch was born in defiance, a middle finger to Madison, John Jay and Hamilton. Woodrow Wilson expanded the administrative state and the administrative state was involved in displacing presidents. According to Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the administrative state killed JFK. The administrative state took out Richard Nixon. The administrative state controlled Reagan in some sense, controlled H .W. Bush. H .W. Bush was actually a product of the administrative state. He ran the CIA before he became vice president then president. Bill Clinton, George W. Bush did whatever the administrative state wanted. Barack Obama quickly learned a lesson, you know, he ran a very populist campaign, we're going to reform government, we're going to restore power to the people. And made Obama a very quick realization, I'm not going to war with this, I want to last all eight years and I want a Netflix deal and I don't want to get shot in a convertible and I don't want to be removed from office like Richard Nixon. What do you want admin state? And I will do as you wish. The one president who decided to wage war in the administrative state was Donald Trump. He ran against it, he said he's going to drain the swamp, he wasn't going to put up with it. Donald Trump built things in his life for 40 years in New York City, big buildings, saved Central Park, saved Wollman Rink, the New York Convention Center. And so the administrative state for him it didn't make sense, he said where is this in the Constitution, it's getting in the way of self -government. And then of course Chuck Schumer, the clip that we've played many times on this program that we might play again, comes out and he said, for a very shrewd businessman, he's being really dumb because the CIA has six ways from Sunday to get back at you. Now the administrative state, you can call it the deep state, you can call it the shadow government, they outnumber the people's representation. Congress is supposed to be the people's representation in D .C. and we don't do a very good job of it, but we're doing better. We gave the House Republicans a majority, we have some great fighters there, we have Thomas Massie who does a good job against the administrative state, Lauren Boebert, Matt Gaetz who's terrific, who's going to join us in a little bit. If an unelected bureaucracy has any power at all to take out actual elected and appointed members of government, they are too powerful and it's against the promise of representative government. Yesterday Christopher Wray testified and something quite rare happened. In real time, you saw representative government versus administrative government collide and it was so clear who actually runs this country. It is clear that we are no longer a country of the sovereign of the people. The new sovereign are the unelected, arrogant, smug members of the plutocracy of the Kingdom of Washington D .C. Christopher Wray believes he's better than you, he's untouchable, he runs the secret police, he is the head of the Stasi, he can spy on you, warn you, get you arrested, he flies on Gulf Streams at his liking, he's going to outlast any politician, he is a permanent installation of the bureaucracy. Here's Cut 85, Christopher Wray forgetting information, unaware of information, unable to talk about information. Does this strike you as someone who is afraid of congressional oversight? Play Cut 85. I can't remember the dates. Again, I just can't speak to that here. I'm not an expert. I'm not sure yet. I would really have to see more closely. I'm not sure that I can give you that number. I can't get into. I'm not aware of any such evidence. Not going to speak to that. I'll decline to comment further. I will work with the department to make sure we can figure out what information we can provide. Again, I'm not going to get into that here. Well, again, I don't want to speculate. I can't speak to the specifics. I can't speak to the specifics. The founders intent was never to have this fourth branch of government. It's totally unnecessary, but it fits a trend, a trend of humanity that you might have liberty and self -government. But over time, the failure to pass down those values to one generation to the other, the people slip and they slip and they slip and they clamor and they clamor. It's the same trajectory the Hebrews went on in the Old Testament. Congress's job is oversight and accountability. Wray wants nothing to do with it, but you could just tell. He's just like, I'm in charge. He's probably thinking to himself, I have dirt on all of you, Gates. He believes he is supreme, better than, above, superior. Remember, J. Edgar Hoover luxuriated in that exact same power and hubris. I'm going to play more from the hearing in a second. It's noteworthy because some of our superstars did very well, but Christopher Wray sits atop the throne. The American people don't any longer. So what is on the ballot in 2024? What is at stake in this next election? This won't necessarily resonate with, you know, non -political voters, but this is important with repeating. It is a philosophical election of what form of government do you want? If you vote for the American Democrat Party and Joe Biden, you do not believe in self -government. You believe in a permanent oligarchy. You believe in dozens of Christopher Wray's philosopher kings that have outright authority over you. Donald Trump is the only candidate in the race, maybe Vivek Ramaswamy and others. DeSantis has talked a good game on this, to his credit, but there's a reason why he's indicting him. And I'll show you contrast because the traditional Republican view is to cozy up to these intel agencies. They're doing good work. They're keeping us safe. How? Are you guys going after child sex traffickers or are you going after political dissidents? Like before you, I don't know, indict Rudy Giuliani or raid James O 'Keeffe's home or go after Steve Bannon, why don't you go after the human smugglers that are highlighted in Sound of Freedom? Chris Christie goes on television to defend Christopher Wray. This is the unit party position. This is the orthodoxy. The FBI is necessary. This is showmanship. Play cut 79. I want to respond to something that Chris Christie said on Fox News earlier today. He said that Christopher Wray had delivered extraordinary results. The problem is they're just extraordinarily awful. And like Chris Christie criticized us for engaging in fundraising theater during this committee. And I'm not going to take my notes on fundraising from a guy who was a lobbyist and was snout down in the lobbyist financial money laundering situation when he was raising money from them as governor of New Jersey. So I'm more likely to take like Chris Christie's exercise plan than I am his fundraising strategy. I think that's Gates on Fox News. That wasn't a clip. I could tell immediately person's way too skinny to be Chris Christie's. I could see it right on there. OK, I think it's 78. I don't know what's going on here. Play cut 78. What you saw today, I think, was an animated and combative FBI director who's defending the men and women who work for him every day and do a great job and protect us from domestic terrorism, from international terrorism and from these drug cartels and are helping state and local law enforcement every day with their things. So, yeah, I think Chris Ray has done a very good job. And I think, Luke, a lot of the stuff you see today, John, is theater. The people trying to raise money for campaigns doesn't mean there are problems at the FBI. There are. But I believe Chris is a guy who can get it fixed and he's fixed a lot of them already. Chris Christie represents a Republican vision. Again, he has no political support, but it's there. Donors love this. Some donors love Chris Christie. He's going to raise a ton of money, already has, which is we should make friends with the regime. We should cozy up to the UN party. Eat me last. I want to get invited to the parties. The administrative state can help me help me get contracts, help protect me. What form of government do you want? Mike Pence, remember, defended the Department of Justice. Chris Christie defends the Department of Justice and the FBI because they just don't want to get indicted and they want a comfortable life. They want a life that they can feel good. Oh, I'm on the right side of history. So who is sovereign in this country? Founders and the promise of 1776 and 1787 and 1791 is the people are sovereign. That country no longer exists. And you could see it, by the way, we're going to play more and more tape. We have Matt Gaetz coming up next. Just the smugness, the smugness, the lack of wanting to answer questions. Let me just give you another here. Christopher Wright asked by pick pick your pick your fighter ISA. How many people were there on January 6? He doesn't need to answer. He doesn't care. He's not afraid of Congress, but Congress is afraid of him. Makes you think how much blackmail Christopher and the FBI has on these members of Congress. Play cut 67. How many individuals were either FBI employees or people that the FBI had made contact with were in the January 6th entry of the Capitol and surrounding area? So I really need to be careful here talking about where we have or have not used confidential human sources. Was there one or more? Was there one or more individuals that would fit that description on January 6th that were in or around the Capitol? I can't again, I just can't speak to that here. You can't speak to it because I don't work for you, Darryl ISA. I don't work for the people. I'm the king. I run the secret police. Do you know who you're talking to? I'm the guy that gets to put you in jail. I am the law. Silly Congress person that's to deal with elections.
"chris ray" Discussed on WGN Radio
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Kash Patel Exposes DOJ's Corruption and Ties to Trump's Scandals
"Here. First, I want to congratulate you on winning your lawsuit, the Department of Justice, and your book is going to print. People can go to government gangsters dot com. How does that tie in with this news cache? Connect that news with what Donald Trump's going through? It's unfortunately the same people at DOJ and FBI that ran Russiagate and Jan six and are running the Hunter Biden laptop investigation. All the people in leadership positions, DOJ, Garland, Ray, and you want to know something about Chris Ray. Ray is the one who signed off on Sammy Berger, who actually stole classified information and shoved in his pants. Ray is the one who signed off on charging that guy with a misdemeanor at the time Chris Ray was head of the criminal division at DOJ. That's what the book is all about. These people are institutionalists like Bill Barr and company, and they destroy our system of justice. And we need to get them out of there forever.
Jeffrey Clark: Biden WH Used 'Special Access Program' to Raid Trump
"He's this guy Jeff Clark I want you to listen to this from the center for renewing America Describing exactly this We're not descending into third world tyrannical madness Check this out The first story we got was well this was authorized by Chris wray I found in August 9th story from last year saying Chris ray authorized it But then by the 11th we had a change in that story We had the attorney general indicating that he had authorized it but they tried to maintain the line that The White House had nothing to do with it Well what these foia documents show is that the Biden White House working with DoJ used a special access program under the presidential records regime This is in title 44 of the United States code to allow these documents to be looked at and studied by DoJ They should have gotten the separate subpoena for that but instead they use this special access program which the president can authorize But the point of the program is that it allows the president to look at past documents if he needs it to govern his own White House as the incumbent And there's no need for these documents And there was no showing that that occurred
"chris ray" Discussed on WCPT 820
"With evidence in this case is an Odyssey like none other that I handled in my career. Most importantly, there's a tip line and after people view this, I am hopeful that one or all three of these people have run their mouths over time and people will drop a dime and help us solve the mystery of who killed Robert WAN. I look forward to it. This is my kind of show. I love this stuff. So I'm going to sit down this weekend and just binge it. Right. Unsolved mysteries with Glenn. There you go. Yeah, we'll reboot it. You can be our new Robert Stack. Yes, there we go. So let's get into the news. This is interesting. It just printed this morning. Prosecutors seek to question Trump's lawyer Cochrane. Corcoran. Now, the idea is to use the crime fraud exception, obviously, but they're also using the search warrant affidavit to get the search at Mar-a-Lago for the judge to allow this to happen. Your thoughts on all of this, this is full disclosure. I used to work with Evan corcoran. He and I had a murder case in common decades ago at the U.S. attorney's office. I'm sorry to see the way he has chosen to go professionally because anytime you are representing a defendant and you get hauled before the grand jury to testify about the crimes your client may have committed, that's not a good thing. And let me tell you, Jody rarely do prosecutors drag defense attorneys who are representing the target of the grand jury investigation into testify. But boy, Jack Smith, I am pleased to see is going a hundred miles an hour scorched earth in the direction of accountability. You know, Evan corcoran has gotten himself in a jam because it looks like he was being used by Donald Trump and furtherance of Trump's documents crimes. Now, we don't know if he was being used knowingly or unknowingly. But the bottom line is, as a lawyer, you can not participate or facilitate the crimes of your client. If you do, your attorney client privilege evaporates and you can be forced to testify about an incriminate your own client. I like that part. It's a little tickle up my leg. Yeah, it looks like to AG who we listen to on her show Jack. That they're going after obstruction in this case. They are. And that's like, it's kind of like shooting fish in the barrel. Right. Because if you have property that belongs to the government, and Donald Trump did, he had documents. Frankly, it doesn't matter if they were classified. Exactly. They didn't belong to him. The grand jury issued a subpoena. That's a lawful order from a court saying, give them back and Donald Trump didn't and he hid them and we found them, the FBI found them pursuant to a search warrant in his desk drawers in his office and now recent reporting is that he had even more documents after the FBI search. That's obstructing justice. That's a pretty easy charge to prove. And I think that will be one of the marquee charges in a federal indictment of Donald Trump. With the reporting of the FBI not wanting to execute a search warrant. And the DoJ saying, well, wait a minute, we need to do that. I think getting the subpoena ahead of time, I think, makes their case stronger and look, we were being as nice as possible to this guy, but he lied to us after the subpoena. He gave some stuff over, but we realized that there was other stuff. So even though the FBI, at least some people in the FBI seemed to be very supportive of Donald Trump, their insistence on being nice to him has bolstered, in my opinion, the DoJ's case. And that's brilliant, right? If the FBI hesitated when they should have acted, all they ended up doing was strengthening the future criminal case against Donald Trump. That's a great point. And you know, yes, I'm troubled if the FBI is being governed by politics. But listen, the FBI is made up of human beings. And they're going to have their own political views and beliefs and ideologies. But for gosh, sakes you can't let that creep into your work. I will tell you, as a federal law enforcement officer, albeit a prosecutor, not an FBI agent for decades, you know, it was the cardinal sin to ever think about politics when you were investigating a case and trying to decide how to proceed, whether to indict or not. So this is disappointing. I don't have a lot of confidence in Chris ray as the FBI director. And, you know, now we see some of the deficiencies in FBI leadership coming home to roost. Yeah, it is unfortunate. Now, I just, excuse me. In the case against the Proud Boys, apparently, the Justice Department leaked classified information to the defense. Whoops. Yeah, oh, boy. During testimony, prosecutors shared internal FBI messages sent and received by agent Nicole Miller. They were supposed to be scrubbed with any classified information, but apparently it was accessible and hidden sections of the Excel spreadsheet. So they learned if this nafu, while the defense was grilling her in front of jurors. So what do you is this? Or is it a concern? It depends on the information I would imagine. Yeah, so I'm going to say I've been there. I've done that there. You are turning over mountains and mountains of evidence in discovery. Right. I always did it in paper because I am E incompetent and computers make me nervous, but I know that's not the day and age we live in now. So when they're turning over things that they call terabytes of information, terabytes, you know, it makes my megahertz. And that's a lot It's a lot. From somebody. But listen, these people who are involved in this prosecution are my former colleagues, some of them were homicide prosecutors. I feel their pain because you try to turn over everything you think you have to turn over. And then there are what embedded lines in an Excel spreadsheet that should have been redacted that weren't, that's a nightmare, particularly when it involves classified information. So listen, the judge took a pause in the trial for a couple of days. They're going to address this issue, both practically to make sure there are no national security implications of this stuff being turned over to defense attorneys. Right. And I'm not saying the defense attorneys are intending to misuse it. But it's in their hands now. Right. And legally, what are the consequences with respect to this prosecution misstep? But you know what? They're going to move through this. I predict they're going to get back on track. The prosecutors have just about finished presenting their case in chief. And then the interesting piece is the defense attorneys will present their case. And as we know, one of the defendants is trying to subpoena Donald Trump. Yes. To testify in their defense, I wrote a piece about this for MSNBC daily. I do not believe that subpoena will be successful. And if it is Donald Trump, I can almost promise you, will plead the 5th. He will not test him. Oh, of course not. No, he wouldn't. I mean, with this, the thing that I find unnerving about this classified information was the questions were in front of the jury. So that to me is like, what did what did they discuss? What came out to regular run of the mill civilians that shouldn't have been, I would hope that the lawyers would have been kind of like, why should we be, I don't know, it's their defense, so whatever, I guess. Anyway, so Trump lost his defamation case against the post finally for a second time. This is nice. Yeah. I like that. Really? Good news. Yeah, judge Rudolph Contreras. Oh, I did that right. So there's no actual malice in the report of the post. He asked Trump's lawyers if they wanted to amend their complaint and be litigated and they were unable to do this, thus. But by lawsuit, thrown out, yay. So Trump has had Trump has had a really bad week on so many fronts, not only is he losing his own suits, but the Department of Justice weighed in and said, guess what? Sport. Okay, I don't think they called them sports. Guess what, sport? You don't have absolute immunity. And the lawsuit that has been filed by capitol police officers and members of Congress who you endangered on January 6th can and will proceed against you. That is an important piece of foreshadowing Jody for what's about to
Jennifer Horn and Sebastian Discuss the Issues of the Day
"Communications major you are the hardest working person I know in radio. So let's talk about communications. Let's talk about Chris ray. And this interview from Brett bad. Did you get to watch all of it? I did, and I was actually shouting follow-up questions at the television. I felt like an insane person. Why didn't he do? Do people not understand the concept in Congress and in the media? They don't understand the concept of follow-up questions. His best questions I thought came from the people who were tweeting the questions and he would ask. He would ask some pretty solid questions, but there were so many missed opportunities for follow-up. And I will tell you that the field is not big. I do like Brett bear most of the time I think that he tries to be down the middle. Politician Freudian slip, but a journalist, but it was disheartening because there were so many opportunities for follow-up. And especially when it came, I think the big glaring one for me was whether or not they had undercover people at the capitol. There should have been more questioning about that. He obviously alluded to yes. I mean, my goodness, if anybody listened to Christopher wray and his answer to the question about whether or not they were agents in place at the capitol, the answer from him was yes in the way that he evaded the question. So there is so much more and there's so much more about how people have been arrested why trials have taken so long there's just been so there were so many missed spots, I thought I was a little disappointed in the interview, but it was funny because in the morning answer today we had a little disagreement with my co host granted. Tell me. Tell me. Well, when he was talking about COVID, you know, he comes along and says, well, the FBI believes that this came from a Wuhan lab. I mean, first of all, welcome to the party. We've all been hang on hang on. The coronavirus that started in Wuhan from the coronavirus lab in Wuhan. Weird, right? It's such a coincidence. Wow. So when he admits that. Yes. Isn't it perverse? That we make jokes about this now after three years of being told that it's a continuous bizarro world. It's like bizarre world, so grant tells me he says, well, I don't like to agree with the FBI. And I said, well, it's not agreeing with them. They're finally here.
"chris ray" Discussed on WTOP
"Jacob Kerr is our producer. The top story we're following is the fentanyl crisis. Fentanyl is killing more than 70,000 Americans a year, more than guns and accidents combined, and U.S. attorney general Merrick Garland is getting pressed on that issue and several others during a Senate hearing today. More from WTO's Mitchell Miller. Today on the hill. Would you agree with me whatever we have is not working. I agree with that because of the number of deaths that you pointed out The attorney general, questioned by South Carolina Republican senator Lindsey Graham also said Mexico needs to do more to help the U.S. deal with fentanyl. Also during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Texas senator Ted Cruz accused Garland of failing to adequately protect Supreme Court Justices after protests outside their homes following the roe versus wade decision. How did you choose not to enforce this statute? The Marshalls on scene. Don't make that decision. Game do make the decision of whether to make an arrest. Garland says he ordered Marshals to protect the justices and denies politics had anything to do with his handling of the situation. On Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller WTO. Where did the COVID pandemic start? Most analysts say it started in China. But the FBI director is telling Fox News that Beijing is not cooperating in finding the original source. FBI director Chris ray warned China is blocking investigations into the original source of COVID. The FBI has for quite some time now assess that the origins of the pandemic are most likely a potential lab incident in Wuhan. So here you're talking about a potential leak from a Chinese government controlled lab that killed millions of Americans. Despite race comments, which coincide with the latest findings of the U.S. energy department, The White House emphasizes there's no consensus on the origins of COVID and the investigation continues. That is CBS correspondent Scott mcfarlane. Here at home we're getting a new look at how students in Maryland performed in the wake of the COVID pandemic lockdowns and virtual learning. High schoolers seem to be passing at regular rates, however, some younger students are not faring as well. Maryland students are still graduating at relatively high rates. The class of 2022 saw 86.3% of students get a diploma, just a percent lower than the previous year. This class was originally sent home as tenth graders in 2020, state superintendent Muhammad choudhury speaking to the board of education. No one in this room had a high school experience similar to what this co author had. However, the overall report released this week shows middle school students have seen high rates of suspension and the biggest percentage of low performing schools. We need to do something around middle school in terms of reconceptualizing what that looks like in that experiences and how we respond to that level of adolescence. Luke Luger WTO P news. Individual school report cards will be released, March
"chris ray" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Time for the fine things you need to know to start your day up first, global stocks are higher this morning after strong manufacturing data out of China. But Jeff curry, Goldman Sachs, head of commodities research, says China's rapid rebound could spell trouble in the oil market. Global oil demand contracted 2% in the fourth quarter of last year. That's a recession in my book. And that, that created the spare capacity in oil, metals, and everything. And in that manufacturing data that came out this morning says, we're starting to reverse that. As China comes back, we're going to lose that spare capacity, and we're going to be back to the same problems we had before. But even much worse because we haven't invested. Jeff curry says, China is strong data brings energy security back into focus this year. In the meantime, Karen questions about the origins of COVID-19 are adding to U.S. China tensions, FBI director Christopher ray now says the virus most likely came from a lab incident in Wuhan. You're talking about a potential leak from a Chinese government controlled lab that killed millions of Americans, and that's precisely what that capability was designed for. FBI director Chris ray says that it has been his agency's assessment for quite some time his comments come after a similar read from the energy department. While turning to the markets now, Nathan investors are looking to turn the page on a dismal February for stock and Bloomberg Steve rapoport joins us live with more Steve good morning. Good morning, Karen and Nathan. February is in the rearview mirror and investors hope the markets march on to better days. The S&P 500 lost 2.6% last month, the NASDAQ dropping 1.1%. Traders kicked off 2023 with a dose of optimism as stocks soared in January, the momentum freezing once investors realized inflation isn't cooling to the level the Federal Reserve wants to see. The fed last month raised its benchmark interest rate for the 8th time in a year, live in New York, I'm Steve rappaport, Bloomberg daybreak. Steve thinks as you've been hearing Tesla holds its annual investor day today, the EV makers expected to announce plans for a manufacturing plant in Mexico, we could also get an update on the CyberTruck. Meanwhile, Nathan, thanks didn't go as well. At Goldman Sachs investor day yesterday, CEO David Solomon was flustered by questions about the future of Goldman's consumer banking division. I know that everybody wants answers to things that I clearly I can't answer that. I can't answer that question. And following comments from CEO David Solomon on Goldman Sachs investor day, the firm's stock was down about 4% yesterday. And that's the 5 things you need to know to start your day. Futures this morning, they're on the rise S&P futures up 14 points up a third of a percent down futures have a quarter percent or 81 points at NASDAQ futures up half percent or 59 points. The Dax in Germany is up 6 tenths of a percent, ten year treasury up one 32nd, the yield 3.91% in the yield on the two year 4.81%. And I'm excrete oil is down more than 1%. It's at $76, 23 cents a barrel. Straight ahead, we have your latest local headlines plus a check of sports, this is Bloomberg. Thanks Karen at 6 31 on Wall Street and Michael Barr's here with more on what's going on in New York and around the world. Good morning, Michael. Good morning, Nathan, a passenger train carrying hundreds of
"chris ray" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"All right, Charlie, we thank you. The move to ban TikTok here in Washington is gaining momentum. At least on Capitol Hill, as Republican senator Josh hawley introduces legislation to prohibit the app on all devices nationwide. And a similar measure as Bloomberg reports is now cooking in the house, seizing on concerns about the way the Chinese owned app handles our personal data, so by a company called ByteDance we've talked about it, many times here. But this move is not new. In fact, springs from an effort last year to ban TikTok on government devices, the congressman from South Dakota, Republican dusty Johnson helped to rife a legislation that became law. Well, the name of the bill is block the talk. Now I know some of your viewers are curious. They just assume some cranky old man who wants to take away their TikTok. And there are some prominent voices out in the public square like a federal communications commissioner, Brennan Carr, who would advocate for just that, say, hey, we should not have this app. This app is such a national security threat that it shouldn't even be available on some of the purchasing platforms. That was congressman Johnson talking with a starting point back in September when this whole idea took hold, and he's with us right now, fresh off votes on the House floor. Congressman dusty Johnson, welcome back to Bloomberg, we appreciate the time. So I have to ask you after what you just said. Are you just a cranky old man? Well, I am a bit of a cranky old man. You're not that old. I feel a lot better about the fact that we got our bill passed in December. Now we have, as we speak, we continue to have a TikTok told off government devices. They should never have been on those gosh darn used to begin with. And I would just note for your listeners. I mean, this is not, this is not some idle threat. I'm not how one at the moon here. TikTok has been fined a $100 million by our government for privacy concerns. We have employee whistleblowers. From within the company that have told us that China, the Chinese Communist Party, quote, sees everything. All of the data people are using and uploading on that app. This thing is a real problem. I can't get my kid off TikTok. Is there a file on my kid in Beijing? There is absolutely a file on your kid that TikTok and almost certainly ByteDance and almost certainly the Chinese government have. I know people think TikTok is just about fun dance videos. But the reality is that this thing has been designed as a Trojan horse to be able to scrape up wild amounts of American information. And I think that's why you saw the move to ban TikTok from government devices as such a broad based bipartisan push. I was just named to the select committee on China. This is also going to be a broad based bipartisan move because the threat from the Chinese Communist Party is multi dimensional and it's not going away. You're concerned about data collection. Are you also concerned about the algorithm? Because we don't exactly know how this thing works or just how exactly they have managed to create such an addictive product congressman. It is really interesting that you bring that up because that is a developing part of the story as people have monitored the feeds that young people in China get from their version of TikTok. And the content that the American children get from their feeds of TikTok is wildly different. The Chinese kids are getting productive, supportive, educational content, the Americans are getting garbage. The Chinese are trying to do what they can to slow down America while they're speeding up their own country. You mentioned in that interview, and by the way, the director of the FBI, Chris ray mentioned that one of the one of the FCC commissioners is actually behind this as well. If there's a concerted effort in the house support in both chambers, actually the Senate now as well. You've got the FCC on board, will there be a national ban? Would you support that? I want to get a little more information before I support a national ban. I'm a freedom guy. I've taken TikTok off my phone. I don't think anyone should have it on their own phone. But before I start telling people that they don't have that control over their own phone, I want to make sure that this is indeed a legitimate national security threat that imposes such a problem that we need to take that kind of action. But China committee is going to be talking about things like that starting very, very soon. There's breaking news congressman that I have to ask you about and you probably saw this coming. Bloomberg is reporting that House Republican leaders are considering now extending the debt limit to September 30. And it's a way for me to ask you about this because it's obviously been a very big deal, something that President Biden spoke about today in Northern Virginia. There are actually threatening to have us default on the American debt. And the debt that's been accumulated over 230 years, okay? And the interest on that that we've never, ever done that. So we have a tour of which we talk a question. What in God's name with the Americans give up the progress we've made for the chaos they're suggested. I don't know if you want to attempt to answer the president here, but does buying time through the
John Solomon: How Joe Biden Acts in the Interest of Hunter's Clients
"This classified documents scandal And I believe John that it is a rather small scandal in the bigger scheme of things that I believe in I believe Biden was a foreign agent I don't mean like 007 CAA I mean the economic sense of a principal agent problem in that there was money changing hands filtered through his son that was clearly meant to influence Biden I mean Hunter Biden's admitted as such Now your PC yesterday that I covered in the hill where you wrote about the Soros connection in Ukraine is really stunning Because it really speaks to this bigger problem how there were Ukrainian interests to arm and get money to Ukraine way before the war by people like Kalani yuk and others who were lobbying for this Daria Colonia And those were Biden interests too interest as his son was on the payroll of a Ukrainian company Yeah listen all of the foreign ties are troubling now because you see so many instances where Joe Biden each and every time acts in the interest of his son's clients And let's just go through some of them that we now we now see The most recent one this just happened in the last year Joe Biden works for the University of Pennsylvania He is a guest professor there against $911,000 for two years of very light work basically lending his name to a center That university gets a ton of Chinese money as soon as they get that Chinese money What are they doing They're lobbying the Joe Biden administration to shut down the FBI's main counter espionage program And before long boom America Garland goes any shuts down the very program that by the way Chris ray the FBI director says is so important In fact less than two weeks after Joe Biden's old employer which was flush with Chinese cash makes the request put survivor public Merrick Garland complies and shuts down a very important counter espionage program for the FBI trying to keep Chinese spies out of American academia
Rep. Mike Johnson: Inquiries on Other Platforms Will Start in January
"Mike you know one of the big concerns that broke this year And we all knew social media is a problem but Elon Musk has let the let it out the bag now What all happened in elections and this tied up with the FBI and I want you to give us the take on what do you think's going on What happened What can you talk about Will a Republican step up and at least look at I'm not worried about Hunter Biden But what happened when hunted by his laptop and protected in Twitter and all this stuff I'm more worried about that Tell me where we are right now What do you think will be with the new Congress Well I'll give you some news that's hot off the press is just late yesterday Jim Jordan and I and the other Republicans on the House judiciary committee sent a letter to FBI director Chris ray and we have put him on notice We've said in the letter we're putting all this in writing that we are now formally investigating What we see to be and what all the American people can see now the politicization and the abuses at the FBI They have colluded with big tech We know this to be a fact Now we've all known this intuitively for some time of course we had suspicion that we are being censored in silence on our social media accounts and all the rest But now with the Twitter file releases we now have the receipts And so we've seen that big tech censorship of conservatives online and interfering with elections and all the rest There was direct involvement by the federal government itself by the FBI itself and they coordinated extensively with Twitter to do all of that censorship and otherwise affect content on Twitter's platform It's frightening the implications of this are just difficult to overstate and we are putting them on notice they need to preserve their records all communications all payments that have been exchanged between FBI and Twitter and these other platforms The investigations will begin in earnest in early January Yes
"chris ray" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Before the pandemic. The White House is asking Congress for more than $22 billion in additional COVID funding. Brian shook has the very latest. Press secretary karine Jean Pierre said it'll tackle pressing ongoing needs. That includes vaccines testing and treatments. Jean Pierre said it'll also cover research aimed at confronting future pandemics. The White House is seeking nearly $4 billion for the fight against the monkeypox outbreak, another 6 and a half billion would go toward natural disaster relief. More money is being requested for Ukraine in its ongoing war with Russia, along with funding to address the war's impact on U.S. energy supplies. I'm Brian shook. The House minority leader is putting attorney general Merrick Garland and FBI director Chris ray, quote on notice, California Republican Kevin McCarthy co authored a letter to Garland and ray, expressing outrage over the recent rate of ex-president Trump's Florida state, the letter called it quote unprecedented and shocking. The college football playoff is set to expand from four teams to 12. The new model will start in 2026, but it could happen as soon as 2024. The current 14 playoff model has been in place since the 2014 season, Ohio State won the first title, while Georgia is the defending national champion. And Will Smith is working on his first project since the infamous Oscars slap after his controversial move at this year's ceremony, the actor was spotted on set in Ecuador, according to People magazine, he's reportedly filming welcome to earth. I'm Jim Forbes. Now this Bloomberg sports update and end of an era in tennis as the goat, Serena Williams was eliminated at the U.S. open and flushing queens by Isla tomjanovich on Friday night in three sets. Here is an emotional Serena post match on ESPN. Oh
Julie Kelly: Leaking Info to Corrupt Media Isn't Helping Garland
"Julius is that why you think Garland gave this kind of rushed this is sniveling coward of a human being gave this rushed kind of pathetic presser yesterday where he just scuttled off without even taking a single question They must know this that the narrative they've lost the narrative at this point They've lost the narrative and I'll tell you Dan leaking information to The Washington Post and now just within the past 15 20 minutes to The Wall Street Journal Instead of letting the legal process or doing what they said that they were going to do which is wait until this afternoon to hear from Trump's lawyers and then they would release at their leaking it to the same regime propagandist who obliged the American people about everything related to Donald Trump for 6 years This does nothing to restore their credibility It actually burns it even further because the only people that Americans hate more and trust less than the federal government is the news media And they're giving it to these mainstream outlets who promoted the Russia collusion hoax and every other stupid scheme that the government has put the anti Trump government forces have put together So this is not in for Merrick Garland and Chris ray basically to low key threat in Americans for criticizing this or criticizing the agency That really is certainly not helpful and will infuriate people even more Julia I'm having
Kash Patel: Chuck Schumer Had Intel About Potential Dangers on Jan. 6
"Wouldn't it be rational to conclude that if the executive branch had that information It would have been shared with or perhaps came from Capitol Hill the capitol police and so forth the FBI and others Well what we've learned is from the Biden DoD inspector general investigation of the DoD's conduct leading up to January 6th where they found themselves the Biden inspector general that we did not delay and we acted appropriately and swiftly in relation to the National Guard It also found that the FBI had sensitive intelligence that they selectively shared with Chuck Schumer and not with the other Intel agencies and law enforcement community writ large So those are questions Chris ray can only answer as to why he failed to do that And any information we received of course we acted upon but of course president Trump proactively preemptively said just in case I'm giving you the authorization because that's what the law requires And so you can use it not just in Washington but anywhere across America let's go ask the governor if they need it
What Can We Expect Next From the Durham Investigation?
"What can we expect from this point forward? So is Durham wrapping up his investigation? There's still some skeptics out there, cash. There's still some cynics. Hey look, there'll be a couple process crimes, but don't hold your breath. You're not going to get a Comey. You're not going to get a struck. You're not going to get a page. You're not going to get him a cave. You're not going to get anyone from the senior level of the Clinton campaign. What do you think? Look, I've run these massive conspiracy, massive national security cases, and they take two. I spent two three four years on some cases. John Barnes in his second year. And he's working against literally everyone in government because Merrick Garland's Department of Justice doesn't want to prosecute this. And the Chris ray and the FBI don't want to. So I don't think you issue 40 page indictments for process crimes and tell the world what you're working on if you're just going to stop. That's my opinion. And remember to your audience, an indictment is the only way a prosecutor can tell the world what they're doing because they're not allowed to disclose their evidence. So John Durham has taken the time to methodically issue indictments totaling over a 101 hundred pages now for three people. That's it. And he's identified 15 individuals like the Clinton operative in the matter like Fiona hill like Michael sussman and the like, and I think that's why he's building a larger conspiracy. Now, look, I'm not married to this pipe dream that we're going to get Comey. I wish we could, but I unfortunately just don't think we have the Jews to do it. I do think we have a shot at Andy mccabe and that's probably why the likes of Peter strzok are out in the media now, parading around. Just like Christopher Steele did, parading around his false credibility, now Peter strzok's turn. And that should tell you something that may be something else that's coming down the
"chris ray" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Talking about what the country needs the country needs to crush the virus. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy asks if Joe Biden's first acts as president work towards ending the pandemic. Are we helping businesses re open and getting America back to work? We're helping students get back into the classroom. Speaker. Pelosi suggested the package could hit the House floor as early as the first week of February. Bernie Bennett in Washington President Biden plans to keep FBI director Chris Ray in the job. Press Secretary Jen Psaki says the president has confidence in array and he will remain in his post FBI director's air given 10 Year terms which overlap different administrations, But the White House spokeswoman was noncommittal when asked about raised 10 Year on Wednesday. A day later, sake apologized for Using what she called an unintentional ripple and stated that Mr Biden will keep Ray at the FBI Greg Clugston Washington Senator Mitch McConnell wants to push the impeachment trial of former president Trump to February. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell wants the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump pushed back by a week or more. In a call with Republican senators Thursday, McConnell said giving Trump time to prepare would ensure due process. The timing of a trial is in the hands of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has not yet set the House charges for incitement of insurrection to the Senate. My cross here reporting first every treaty to ban nuclear weapons has entered into force and is being hailed as a historic step to rid the world of its deadliest weapons. 61 country's ratified the treaty except the United States, Russia or any other nuclear armed nation..
"chris ray" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Speaker. Pelosi suggested the package could hit the House floor as early as the first week of February. Bernie Bennett in Washington President Biden plans to keep FBI director Chris Ray in the job. Press Secretary Jen Psaki says the president has confidence in array and he will remain in his post FBI director's air given 10 Year terms which overlap different administrations. At the White House spokeswoman was noncommittal when asked about raised 10 Year on Wednesday. A day later, sake apologized for causing what she called an unintentional ripple and stated that Mr Biden will keep Ray at the FBI. Right. Clugston Washington Senator Mitch McConnell wants to push the impeachment trial of former president Trump to February. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell wants the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump pushed back by a week or more. In a call with Republican senators Thursday. McConnell said giving Trump time to prepare would ensure due process. The timing of the trials in the hands of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has not yet sent the House charges for incitement of insurrection to the Senate. My cross here reporting first every treaty to ban nuclear weapons has entered into force is being hailed as a historic step to rid the world of its deadliest weapons. 61 country's ratified the treaty except the United States, Russia or any other nuclear armed nation. Or a town hall dot com. Writing involves financial risk. It is not suitable for all investors. Past results do not guarantee future performance want to dominate the stock market, and 2021, looking for higher.
"chris ray" Discussed on WDTK The Patriot
"House Democrats have scrapped votes over the next two weeks to consider the various provisions of their covert 19 relief package. Speaker Pelosi says ending the virus is a high priority. If we're talking about what the country needs, the country needs to crush the virus. Minority leader Kevin McCarthy asks if Joe Biden's first acts as president work towards ending the pandemic. Are we helping businesses really Open and getting America back to work. Are we helping students get back into the classroom? Speaker Pelosi suggested the package could hit the House floor as early as the first week of February. Bernie Bennett in Washington President Biden plans to Keith FBI director Chris Ray in the job. Press Secretary Jen Psaki says the president has confidence in array and he will remain in his post. FBI director's air given 10 Year terms which overlap different administrations, But the White House spokeswoman was noncommittal when asked about raised 10 Year on Wednesday, a day later, sake apologized for causing what she called an unintentional ripple and stated that Mr Biden will keep Ray at the FBI. Right. Clugston Washington Senator Mitch McConnell wants to push the impeachment trial of former President Trump to February. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell wants the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump pushed back by a week or more. In a call with Republican senators Thursday. McConnell said giving Trump time to prepare would ensure due process. The timing of a trial is in the hands of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has not yet sent the House charges for incitement of insurrection to the Senate. My cross here reporting first every treaty to ban nuclear weapons has entered into force and is being hailed as a historic step to rid the world of its deadliest weapons. 61 country's ratified the treaty except the United States, Russia or any other nuclear armed nation..
"chris ray" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Only about 20% of white males voted for Biden. You've got a bigger than in the guard. They're probably not more than 25% of the people that are there, Protecting a suit voted for by the other 75% are in the class. That would be the large plants of folks who might want Tonto. Do something. There you go. Now. Chris Swecker. He's a former assistant to the FBI. Reacting to this Tennessee Democrat that is absolutely Orwellian. It's ludicrous T go by. What? How somebody voted and and do a background check on them. 1st 1st of all, It's not gonna happen under Chris Ray as the director of the FBI. But second, it's just scary that that a legislator would actually propose that. That's ah, that's on the clueless side. There you go. It's very offensive. Basically, he's saying he doesn't trust the members of the guard. No, that's extraordinary, especially some of these people. These people put that uniform on and they disrupt their lives. Right, You know, they leave their jobs and their businesses to go do this families and families and now he's question their loyalty to the country. He's an idiot, and I'm not sure that's an impeachable offense to may. Yeah, that is truly won't happen. That is truly an impeachment. Fasten unless He's Donald Trump. Now the progressive Left is really doubling down on this idea right here. That folks on the rights or part of a cult it in fact, Katie Couric. Yeah, former wannabe journalist Katie Couric and a few others that that guy from NPR, the journalist from NPR here they are talking about you. On the right. It's really bizarre, isn't it? When you think about how a wall so many of these members of Congress have gotten, but I also think some of them are believing the garbage that they're being fed 24 7 on the Internet by their constituents, and they bought into this big why, And the question is, how are we going to Really almost deep program. Was she talking about where they hear these big lies? Whether the right here all these big lies because on Facebook and Twitter, I don't know where they hear all the people who have signed up for the cult of Trump. There are millions of Americans. Almost always almost all Republicans who somehow need to be de programmed there. It's as if they belive they they're members of a cult. The trumpets cult on Do we have to be de programmed minutes have been very inflammatory language right there, man. That's that's highly offensive. 51283605 Diamond Trump supporter have been from Day one. You need to be reprogrammed Reesa carefully, So I'm just I'm kind of trying to get outside of myself. You're a little bit and look and see. Wow. Do I just kind of walk around in some kind of a, You know, days? Just kind of following Trump on, do whatever he tells me to do. First of all. He hasn't told me. Yes, it instructed for me to do anything other than you know, I've learned from him. I think if anything because of Donald Trump, I actually appreciate our country even more. On. Apparently that's dangerous. It is Charlie is on the tide of Don show. Hey, Charlie. Hey, Good morning, guys. Are you all today? Fine. Happy New Year to you. Hey, I was gonna help our Democrat representative out a little bit there. It's probably more like maybe 5 to 10% of the military voted Democrat. I happen to know this has been involved in off. My son still there so but and they actually did take a protect the Constitution and they will. And in my opinion, that's what scares the heck out of the Democrats as they protect the Constitution. Yeah, Here's the thing. Charlie Charlie. Here's the thing. Here's what that lawmaker out of Tennessee is insinuating. He's insinuating that guard members are going to turn on themselves at the inauguration. Never wouldn't happen. They will protect it. Because that is their oath in their duty. Oh, on gun carries, guys. I have an answer for you on the exterior as opposed to interior I in January last year I was about £300. I carried openly because I'm a fat guy, and I couldn't now now that I've lost a bunch of weight I'm down to about 2 30 Now concealed. There you go, man. Oh, man. How'd you lose that weight, Charlie? His clothes were too tight. Come to really carry.
"chris ray" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Voted for Biden. He got a beer that in the guard, they're probably not more than 25% of the people that are there, protecting some voted for by the other 75% are in the class. That would be the large plant supposed who might want to do something about 90% of the guard basically is white man and L is going on here. Basically, what he's saying is, there's a significant portion of the National Guard White men specifically. They're not prepared to protect Joe Biden. It's It's the most insulting thing I've ever heard. A lawmakers say about the men and women of the guard are any military branch. Can you make this stuff up? Chris Swecker is a former assistant to FBI director That is absolutely Orwellian. It's ludicrous T go by. What? How somebody voted and and do a background check on them first. First of all, it's not gonna happen under Chris Ray as the director of the FBI. But second, it's just scary that that a legislator would actually propose that that Zahn the clueless side, I just wonder, you know, folks on the left. Do you feel that way to do you feel that folks that voted for Trump or brainwashed manipulated a cult and they need to be d program, he said. Is that really what you think? Because that's not a unifying approach at all. You're just gonna piss people off even more. Is that what you think? 51283605 90. Basically, what he's saying is is that you may have too much of a love for this country that they're trying to recreate. Yeah, you're still hanging on to those deep roots of American fiber. You might want to back off your love of America. Roberts is on the top of Don show this morning. Hey, fellas, Thanks for taking my call. That's what I was telling your screener. I said what it is is Trump woke up the red, white and blue American. Solemn majority. Some of it. Yeah, and it's scaring them. It's interfering with us socialist agenda. That's true, Robert. If you think about it, it's really a not. It's really not about their anger towards Trump. It's about their anger towards you and me and Trump just happened to be in the middle of it that Zatz the real agenda right here. He was he was, ah, Beacon, Tonto. Regular people, You know, because if you think about it, he was a regular guy that lives American dream became successful and it scares him. It really does. Just the way they're talking. That scares me, too. Yeah. JP and Liberty Hill. Good morning. Good morning, guys. You know, I was just listening to the whole D program thing, And the joke of it is that goes back when Trump first started running about draining the swamp, and the problem is all of these people on the left. They're concerned because everything he called them out to be is becoming the truth. And the fact that they're still trying to drag this guy through the mud is a total joke, and it just shows they they want us to be their little robots. And, you know, I mean, I love this country and to them that say that some of the National Guard It e mean trump supporters, and they won't protect writing, And that is an insane joke. These people put their life on the line every day for our freedom, and that's what somebody has the nerve to say. That's a joke. It's offensive man. It's It's highly offensive for the First Amendment. Women of the guard, you know it was on the other foot did be all over. It'll be all over us. All. You guys have discriminating, you guys. They're racist, but it's okay. When it comes out of their mouth. It's okay. Well, here's here's the other thing. When you talk about the guard, the almost 30,000 that are there in our nation's capital right now complete lockdown. It's pretty interesting that the president of the people the president, the unifying President, Joe Biden needs 30,000 troops to protect him from the people. It's It's really mysterious jump in here at 512836059 Hills, Katie Couric talking about using her her her Cut there, for example, talking about the cult of Trump. What does that mean? You like what It means she's talking to you. I'm talking to you and major and the people that listen to this show. She thinks she She thinks that you have been manipulated so much by the by the rights by the You know the conservative media of the world. You're You've bought into you've been mended. Your mind has been immediate manipulated so much. You're part of a cult and she needs to save you. Democrats are coming to save White America from themselves. That's what they think So the Listen I got to thank Donald Trump because you know what he's done for the economy the past four years. I'm feeling that and a lot of people are feeling that So she needs to save me from that, For example, I'm trying to figure out what she needs to save me. From what? What am I doing? You love America Too much I love you occasionally fly a flag. You say the Pledge of Allegiance you get together with your family to celebrate Fourth of July with fireworks and food and friends and family and to them to the to them. That's that's part of the Trump cult. They're trying to reimagine America just like the University of Texas. You know what starts here changes the world and they're changing the world. And Trump got in the way of the globalist. That's what it was. He got in the way of the globalist, and now he's gone. And here they are the ramping up their efforts again. Damn are they gotta catch up? Thank you for being there, Katy, for the great work that you're doing. I Man who Who's who's brainwashed here who have a e Katie Couric is the one that won this train. Bloody current is 11 of the many that spent a year two years lying about Russian collusion and that dossier she spent two years saying that was the truth. And it all turned out to be just big bogus lie just all fake ary. And she perpetuated lies. That ain't got a lot of people on the right. Didn't it just tells me that just Ah, regular guy. If you can call, you know, Trump is the most regular guy that we've had in in in in in Washington certainly isn't president. I mean, you know, it's all relative. He's not really regular guy. But compared to a politician he is I guess that can't work. I guess it just cannot work in Washington state with us. We got Rick on hold. We'll get into that just straight ahead, but also will go to newsman Griff Jenkins get a full report on the guard that is guarding our nation's capital. And how about the anti VAX or organization? Here in Austin. They got almost a couple of $100,000 in P P p loan money the anti vax or organization. I'll tell you all about it straight ahead, The Thailand gun show. I've.
"chris ray" Discussed on WTOP
"I'm Deborah Feinstein and I'm Mork. Lois. Jocelyn Chesson is our producer just ahead. Security keeps tightening around the U. S capitol, and it's only going to intensify on Capitol Hill. I'm Mitchell Miller, the FBI monitoring threats to the inauguration. I'm J. J. Greene, the president elect unveils details of an ambitious and costly covert plan. The Dow is down. 324 points. W t o p A 10 31 security is tightened here in the nation's capital to levels not seen before Nearly 20,000 National Guard members will be in D. C ahead of next week's presidential inauguration and security at the U. S. Capitol. Has never been as broad more now. From W. T. O P S. Mitchell Miller. Stunning storming of the capital last week has been met with an unprecedented security response. Thousands of National Guard members are now not only on the streets surrounding the Capitol grounds and elsewhere but can be seen in the capital itself. In a scene reminiscent of when the military was here during the Civil War, D C. Mayor Muriel Bowser told the Congressional Black Caucus. She's encouraged by the ramp up of security and doesn't want to lose sight of the extraordinary attack last week urged the Congress to create a nonpartisan commission to understand the cat. This traffic security failures both to hold people accountable and ensure that it never happens again. Capitol police say the entire capital complex is closed off to the public. Anyone trying to breach the fencing will be subject to immediate arrest on Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller, W T. O P News and the FBI is closely monitoring inauguration security concerns as extremist groups seem to be coordinating and planning to disrupt the inauguration next week. It's clear from Internet chatter that people are talking about violent pro. Test, and FBI director Chris Ray explained Vice President Mike Pence. How they're going to handle it together with our partners way.
FBI tracking ‘extensive’ online chatter about armed protests, Washington DC
"Guard troops sleeping in the capital thousands of troops in D. C ahead of next week's inauguration, FBI director Chris Ray told Vice President Mike Pence it a briefing. It's because of online chatter together with our partners. We evaluate Those threats on what kind of resource is to deploy against them. Right now we're tracking calls for potential armed protests planned rehearsal the inauguration. It was scheduled for Sunday's reportedly been moved back to Monday following what happened to the capital last week. Biden
"chris ray" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"It ain't good morning, everyone. I'm John Mathews were still five days away from the inauguration and DC's already locked up tight. The streets are blocked. By guard trucks, checkpoints manned with soldiers armed with him four rifles all of this after vice President Pence, received a security briefing at the White House at the briefing a chilling threat assessment from FBI director Chris Ray. We are seeing an extensive amount of concerning online chatter. It's the best way I would describe it about a number of events surrounding the inauguration. I also gave us an update on the Capitol Riot 200 suspects have been identified by the FBI more than 100 people. Arrested after 40,000 plus tips. Fox News Griff Jenkins, a Houston police officer, one of the latest to be caught up in the U. S. Capitol riot drama Houston police officer Can Fam, who was identified as having been there at the U. S Capital is now resigned from the force is a turning The cold aboard claims fan traveled to Washington on his own and never did anything wrong, never his intent to participate in anything violent whatsoever. But family allies is he could potentially face federal charges. Houston's Police chief Artesia Vedo has publicly expressed outrage over fans participation. Evan Brown Fox New President elect Joe Biden is unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan to end a quote crisis of deep human suffering by speeding up vaccines and pumping out financial help to help struggling Americans. The plan includes $1400 checks for individuals on top of the $600 provided in the last Kopeck 19 bill. There's also money for a mass campaign to vaccinate a million American today checking your money. The Dow futures down 134 points. The NASDAQ futures up six in sport, sponsored by Mattress firm the Capital's when their season opener six before over the sabers in Buffalo. Six different players score goals for new coach Peter Laviolette. The teams will play again in Buffalo tonight, and the Maryland women beat Minnesota to remain undefeated in the big 10 up Next traffic and weather is mornings on the mall continues on 105.9 FM double dilemma. So where were Washington's power players come to talk? Hello, Mr Vice President. Mike Pence is here. Thank you, sir. Well, thank you and listen by listening every morning as I drive to the office 5.9 FM Washington's mall W M A L. Your favorite things feel made for you. Your education should too. University of Maryland Global Campus, formerly University of Maryland University College was made to serve the military and working adults.
"chris ray" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Kale. BJ News time. 6 30. Good morning. I'm Mark Caesar's security is increasing in Washington in advance of Inauguration Day. The streets are blocked by guard trucks, checkpoints manned with soldiers armed with him for rifles. All of this after vice president Pence received a security briefing at the White House, assuring the American people of the safe inauguration. At the briefing a chilling threat assessment from FBI director Chris Ray. We are seeing an extensive amount of concerning online chatter. I guess the best way I would describe it about a number of events surrounding the inauguration. Ray also gave us an update on the Capitol. Riot 200 suspects have been identified by the FBI. More than 100. People arrested after 40,000 plus TIPS. President elect Biden unveils a stimulus plan provided announced the plan is complete. Higher stimulus checks and more money for unemployment plans. He wants to increase the weekly unemployment by $400 give Americans $1400 in stimulus and then raised the minimum federal wage to $15, now as far as covert is concerned by did once 20 billion to go toward a more disciplined national vaccination effort and then 50 billion to expand testing. He's also asking Congress to approve 130 Billion to reopen K through 12 schools. Governor Greg Abbott is crafting Maura ideas to keep cities from defeat. Sending police have it really has kept Austin and his cross there since last summer's cuts and reallocation of millions of dollars from the Austin Police Department and a sit down this week with the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Abbott says he'd like to state comptroller to withhold Austin sales tax revenue until it promises that policing will be funded, properly. Funding and disrespecting police is the worst possible policy a municipality could adopt. He says. His goal is to make the funding quote fiscally impossible, and he says he does favor policies that force the city to choose between bankruptcy. Or proper public safety funding. Patrick Osborne NEWS radio K O B. J Travis County's Vaccination clinics are experiencing very long lines with only 12,000 doses given to Austin Public Health, Not everyone who has shown up is getting a shot. Sandra Kelly tell CBS Austin She and her friend both had appointments here. 8.
"chris ray" Discussed on WGN Radio
"FBI always gets their man. That's the director Chris Ray Donovan may concern Page Five of fire broke out Wednesday late at night on the second floor at the famous Gibsons Steakhouse and Bar and the Gold Coast. There is some damage to the walls and ceiling. No one was injured, according to the Chicago Fire Department. They say it started in a gas fireplace and was quickly put out by firefighters. Damage did not appear to have spread to the first floor. There, some buzzing about this. This morning on social media, the Fire department's tweet mentioned patrons evacuated safely. Many folks have complained lately about Gibson serving customers indoors and ignoring Colbert 19 rules. There are social media posts also showing diners eating inside adding to the mystery wouldn't blinds that are close behind the first floor windows. Keep Passersby curious as to what's happening inside, Gibson's released a statement. They say they have followed all safety mandates. Standby VON use and Page six Google as released their list of 20 twenties. Most searched items. They broke down the results in two different categories. Overall, the top searches for 2020 number one election results number two Coronavirus, number three Kobe Bryant and four and five were also related to Corona virus for Search for updates and five search for symptoms. Just the number of times that I did that would make that a top Google search Also, I saw some other interesting results in the top searches of 2020 0. Yeah. How to make These were the top five searches, people searching how to make something. All right. Number five was how to make a mask with sewing. Number four was how to make a mask with a bandanna. Three how to make whipped coffee to how to make a face mask with fabric. And number one Of course, how to make hand sanitizer,.
"chris ray" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Donald Trump continues in office poses a danger to the republic. That's it. That's what it boils down to. And one can imagine how hesitant The average Republican member of Congress is to address any of Donald Trump's behavior. They don't want to talk about that. They want to talk about setting a bad precedent, understood, and they want to talk about healing the nation. Yes, and that, too is understood. And it's a good argument. Both of those are actually strong arguments for their position. What they don't talk about is what the president did a week ago. And what the president could do between now and a week from now that is something and none of them seems Quite comfortable in discussing. Yeah, Let's turn now to Tamra Keith, if we can tam you there I am. Is this one of those moments that each party is going to define itself for the next few years? It's not the next generation. I think in particular, the Republican Party is struggling with who it is and you know for for a while there, it seemed like the answer was that the Republican Party has become the party of Trump. Whether that persists beyond his presidency depends and and impart. What what Republicans on the hill are trying to figure out is what in terms of the political calculation just a pure political calculation. What does them or damage Siding with him or siding against him. And you know for that party in particular, there is a massive soul searching that is underway that has been hastened by the events of last week, and that likely won't be solved. And in all likelihood, until there is a nominee for president in 2024, If then, um on the democratic side. This is a simpler question, Certainly, But the path forward isn't necessarily simpler. And also it must be said, Uh what they're going to be debating over the next few hours have Everything to do with the record in the legacy of the Trump Administration, and whether it's seen as a as a bad memory or criminal enterprise, or obviously, in the minds of some of his Supporters a golden moment. But it doesn't seem to be that way at the moment well and what Kerry talked about that we're really just seeing the tip of the iceberg here in terms of potential prosecutions that But we don't yet know the extent of this. And every day since Wednesday, there have been new images, new videos, new charges against people involved in in the insurrection and every day In the rear view mirror. It looks worse than it did on the day that it happened on D that affects the politics, too. At the same time, people are getting completely locked in. And people who support President Trump have can't fathom that the words that he delivered, uh attea lips or that the words that he has been saying for two months about Disputing the results of the oven election that was free and fair. Can't fathom that that could lead to what happened. Yeah, and we should know that this and this impeachment resolution that's being discussed. Is an allegation that the sitting incumbent president of the United States Tried to overturn the government of the United States from conducting a fair and peaceful election and transition. Yeah, and it and it quotes from the words that he delivered in that speech before people marched over and and stormed the capital on do the article of Impeachment also mentions His call to the secretaries of state of Georgia to try to get him to find votes or somehow overturned. The result. All of this is is building a case that President Trump Was being anti democratic that he was trying to undermine American democracy. Yeah, and anti Democratic. I mean, Against the existence of democracy. Small D Yeah, D D, um let's let's sit. Let's turn now to my colleague Michelle Martin. Thanks, Scott. Let's go to legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg. You know you with us. Yeah, I'm right here. I do want to mention that we are awaiting life remarks from the speaker of the House. Nancy Pelosi. So, Nina, I may have to Inter interrupt if she comes to the to the to the lectern, and I also don't want to diminish just the the what Carrie Jones was talking about earlier. The terrifying nature of the attack on the Capitol. The fact is That there were reports they were hand to hand combat. A lot of us could see some of this that there remembers running for their lives that there were people with weapons in the capital. But having said that we also heard this morning some legal arguments about whether the car the president's conduct. Meets the legal standard of fomenting insurrection of fomenting a right, So you know, would you talk a little bit about that? The sort of legal arguments that were presented and whether they have any merit in your view. There. You know, you can always make a legal argument of some kind but impeachment. Talks about high crimes and misdemeanors. It ended. That is really for The house in the Senate to determine for themselves. You remember that Bill Clinton was impeached essentially for lying about a sexual relationship. In a civil case that at the moment seems like peanuts compared to this compared to calling up the secretary of state of Georgia and in an hour long conversation. Threatening him with criminal prosecution if he couldn't somehow find 11,000 votes so that Donald Trump could become the president, even though they had hand counted the votes and certified them not once not twice but three times in the state of Georgia. And that there wasn't a top Republican officeholder who disagreed with that. So I mean, we're really when people talk about legal arguments and process, it's because they don't have anything else. And one of the things I think we still don't know is what is the degree of coordination by the people who invaded that? The Congress who may have helped foment this situation. In addition to the president, in addition to People who were actually in the capital. Whether there were any foreign actors as part of it. I even carry Carrie Johnson. I'm curious. Where is Chris Wray? The FBI director. He seems to have kept an unusually low profile. Well, as you know, Nina Chris Ray has been on the on the on the President's do not like list for a long time, and there have been concerns throughout his tenure as FBI director that he is about to be fired on the verge of being fired there a couple of explanations for why he has not taken the lead on this and been on camera. One is that he doesn't like to be the focus of public attention and that he's giving the head of the FBI's Washington field office. Ah, lot of that attention. Another explanation. Nina is that he is busy trying to coordinate the FBI's response. As you know, we only heard the acting attorney general Jeff Rosen, after midnight this morning, so he has also been letting local officials in D. C and federal officials here. Take the lead. It is not a normal time. But this is not a normal administration, either. Let's go to White House correspondent Tamara Keith Tam, Um, give us a sense of what the president is saying now, and does this differ from what he has been saying in previous days? So the president has been uncharacteristically quiet. We did finally hear from him. Yesterday he visited the border, and he delivered a speech. He is essentially saying that he gave a perfect speech where, as in the previous impeachment, he said that he had a perfect phone call. Now he is saying that the speech he delivered People are telling him that it was just fine. He's sort of downplaying it on calling for peace and calm and healing. Um, now now that this impeachment is underway, he also though there's a line in his speech from yesterday that he describes this is an impeachment hoax, a continuation of the greatest, most vicious witch hunt. In the history of anything that affects him is is a witch hunt and is vicious. But then he adds this that it is causing tremendous anger and division and pain far greater than most people will ever understand, which is very dangerous for the USA. Especially at this very tender time..
"chris ray" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Message because the message is too important too strong. And ultimately, the message will win. We focus on that message, and that's what we intend to do here, Jim. Thank you for giving us that firsthand account. Thank you for doing the right thing, Larry A counter show on W m A L W m A L F M. Woodbridge, Washington Now more than ever depend on 105.9 FM W m A l A cumulus station news Now double room. They'll lose it for 30. I'm Maria leave the FBI chief releasing a statement regarding the unrest in the capital FBI during Chris Ray in the statements calling the violence and destruction of property of the U. S Capitol building a blatant an appalling disregard for our institutions of government and the orderly Administration of the Democratic process that the FBI, along with its partners will hold accountable. Those who participated in what Ray calls a siege of the capital. The FBI says agents are taking tips and gathering more evidence more than 70 arrests have been made since Wednesday. Geoff Manasse TOE Fox News Transportation Secretary, Elaine Chao has announced her resignation effective Monday, and she joins a growing list of administration officials saying goodbye. The number of administration officials resigning in the wake of yesterday's violence, including the special envoy for Northern Ireland, Mick Mulvaney. He was also White House chief of staff. Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's chief of staff. Matt Pottenger, the deputy national security advisor. Sara Matthews, who was a deputy press secretary. Rick Ness Theta, who was the White House Social Secretary, John Costello, from the Commerce Department, and Ryan Tully, who is the senior director for European and Russian affairs at the National Security Council Boxes. John Roberts, Facebook's founder, says it's barring President Trump from posting on its system until at least the inauguration of President elect Joe Biden. Mark Zuckerberg, saying the risk Of allowing President Trump to use the platform is too great. Following the president's incident yesterday at the Capitol, Zuckerberg says that the account trumps account will be locked for at least the next two weeks. Could remain locked indefinitely. If your kids go to Frederick County Public schools, they will be staying home longer than originally planned. Kids in Frederick County were supposed to go back January 28th for hybrid learning Now a change of plans because of spiking Colbert Cases, Kids will go back to school buildings February 16th in two groups. This isn't set in stone, though in a letter the school system says if covert 19 metrics don't improve. A date to start hybrid learning will be pushed back again until March. 1st. This is the theme this week with Prince William Fairfax and Loudoun County's also announcing.
Emails threatening Florida, Pennsylvania voters to "vote for Trump or else!" linked to overseas servers
"Voters in at least four battleground states, including Florida and Pennsylvania, received threatening emails falsely purporting to be from the far right group Proud boys that warned quote, We will come after you and quote if the recipients didn't vote for President Donald Trump. The voter intimidation operation apparently used email addresses obtained from state voter registration lists, which include party affiliation and can include email addresses. Those addresses where then used that and apparently widespread targeted spamming operation. The sender's claimed they would know which candidate the recipient was voting for in the November 3rd election, for which early voting is already going on. Federal officials have long warned about the possibility of this type of operation. Such registration lists are not difficult to obtain. Last night after reports of the emails first surfaced, Christopher Cribs the top election security officials at the Department of Homeland Security tweeted that the emails are meant to intimidate and undermine American voters confidence in the elections. He urged voters not to fall for sensational and unverifiable claims, reminding them that ballot secrecy is guaranteed by law. In all, state security researcher John Scott Railton, who examined dozens of the emails said they were sent by a group its identity unknown that put considerable time and effort. Into identifying vulnerable Internet servers in several countries, including Estonia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which they hijacked to send the e mails Associated Press obtained one of the e mails sent from a business address in Estonia. From a Florida voter voters in Arizona and Alaska also received them. And then late this afternoon, U. S officials said Iran's responsible for emails meant to intimidate American voters and So unrest in multiple states. Thie officials were calling out both Tehran and Russia for activities meant to interfere in the upcoming presidential election. The announcement of a rare news conference underscored concern within the U. S government about efforts by foreign countries to spread false information meant to suppress voter turnout and undermine American confidence in the vote. John Ratcliffe, the government's top intelligence official, who along with FBI director Chris Ray Held. The press conference insisted that the US would impose costs on any foreign countries that interfere in the 2020. U. S election.
Trump authorizes declassification of all Russia collusion
"The top story. President Trump has authorized declassification of all Russian collusion. Hillary Clinton email investigation documents and the director of national intelligence is intelligence rather Has declassified John Brennan notes. The CIA memo on on Hillary Clinton. Stirring up the scandal between The trump in Russia and the whole nine yards, But I didn't I didn't wanna lead off today. The Justice Department just announced a press conference today. At 11 A.m. on a matter of national security. What could that be? What could that possibly be? We don't know. They haven't told us Apparently the FBI director Chris Ray. An assistant attorney General John Denver's They're gonna be holding a press conference saying that Chris Reyes involved it probably isn't good news.
Is Russia interfering in the 2020 election? Yes
"Officials say Russia is at it again trying to disrupt the U. S election and give President Trump of boost through hacking and spreading falsehoods on social media, Just like in 2016. This time, Russia may not have to work as hard. Clinton what studies disinformation at the foreign policy Research Institute. Russia doesn't have to make fake news. They just repeat, you know what conspiracies air coming out of the White House and the administration. Americans, including the president of the United States are raising the possibility of violence, spreading falsehoods about the election online and casting doubt on the whole process to discuss the dangers. Foreign and domestic. We're joined by NPR, National security correspondent Greg Marie and our tech correspondent Shannon Bond. Good to Have you both Here. Hi. So Greg, let's start with you. Is Russia the only foreign threat or just the biggest right now It's the biggest foreign threat and the national security officials and analysts who are studying this a really, absolutely clear. Russia is the main foreign threat. It wants to help Donald Trump win reelection in China and Iran or the other countries that are also mentioned, but at a much lower level. Now there's a big difference. This time the national security establishment, private researchers and the media are all much more prepared for this kind of disinformation. This time, far more eyeballs are looking for fake social media accounts planted stories. Just to give you one example in the 2018 midterms. The National Security Agency sent cyber teams to Europe to shut down the Russian troll factory that had been involved in the 2016 elections. Soas Faras, We know no foreign campaign has gained any real traction. But is it possible that the 2020 playbook is more advanced and sophisticated and maybe escaping the notice of people who are looking for the kinds of things we saw in 2016? Definitely a possibility. Microsoft put out a big report. They said. It's the same Russian agency military intelligence that's added again, but they are using a different tactics. They were using a lot of pots and automated social media accounts last time. This time, they're going to great lengths to hide their tracks. They're trying to hire Americans who unwittingly will write stories for websites. So yes, the playbook has changed. So Shannon tell us about what's happening in the United States. What are you hearing from tech companies and the experts who study this? Well, they're very alarmed. I spoke with your wrath. He's in charge of sight integrity, a Twitter and he puts it really succinctly. The people who know the most about how to mislead Americans are other Americans. So what security researchers are warning is that you know the atmosphere is just so right for disinformation. Right now we're living with so much uncertainty and that opens the door for bad actors to undermine confidence and voting in the election results because of the changes that are happening during the pandemic. There's also worries that bad actors could use fears about coded to discourage voting, and they're really concerns about extremist groups that could use social media to incite violence. And this also creates opportunity for foreign actors to amplify this information that Americans are spreading like those baseless claims that we keep hearing about voting fraud from President Trump and domestic disinformation is more challenging in some way is for the platforms, then foreign meddling. No, if they're going to take action against somebody like the president that inevitably become sort of a political football. Those calls could be much tougher for Facebook and Twitter to make then taking down Russian bots, and we've seen some of that in the last few months. Tell us about what these companies are doing. Yeah, well, they're doing a lot more than they used Tio. Both Twitter and Facebook have new rules against misinformation about voting. Against casting doubt on results or making premature claims of victory in the aftermath of the election, especially Twitter, stepped up labelling posts from the president. That's something we just didn't see them do really, until the last few months. They also say they're working together their monthly meetings with the industry and government and law enforcement agencies to discuss these threats and their responses, and both companies say they have gamed out Mohr extreme measures that would stop really world risks like voters, depression and violence, but they don't give us a lot of details on what those might be. Can we say yet how that's going Well, Critics say Facebook especially is still just too slow at this. It doesn't label or remove posts in many cases until after they've spread widely. The Biden campaign sent Facebook a letter this week condemning it for not just taking down Trump's false claims about voting. It called Facebook quote the nation's foremost propagator of disinformation about the voting process. Facebook says it applies its rules impartially, and we should note that Facebook is among NPR's financial supporters. You know what I hear again and again about social media platforms. This isn't just a question of are they setting the right rules? It's how are they enforcing those rules? And meanwhile, Greg, the president of the United States, is repeatedly questioning the legitimacy of the election and saying things about voting that are just flatly false. How is that shaping this discussion? Yes, this has had an impact. The Russian goal for years and years has been to undermine the credibility of the U. S political system. And now we have a president declaring at campaign events that mail in ballots aren't credible that this is the most corrupt election in U. S history. It's a sharp contrast from what we hear from officials like FBI director Chris Ray. You say Election systems have been hardened, tested and retested, and it will be extremely difficult to tamper with votes as we enter this final month.
Nine military ballots cast for Trump found discarded in Pennsylvania
"Colleagues? This is not a partisan issue. Democracy is at stake. And every constituent from every corner of the land. Regardless of party or ideology should be asking their Republican senators to speak out. And demand that Donald Trump Not be allowed to do. He says he's going to do and say they will join all of America and standing in the way. If he tries But then the president on a radio show not too long after you use that was this morning and saying he doesn't trust the ballots because he's already starting to see some shady business going on. They found six ballots at an office yesterday in the garbage Can. They were Trump balance eight ballots in an office yesterday, a certain state and, uh, they were that Trump written on it, and they was running in a garbage can and this is what's gonna happen. This is what's gonna happen and we're investigating head. It's a terrible thing that's going on with these ballots. Who is sending them where they're sending them where they're going? What areas that they go into What areas? Are they not going? Uh, you know when they get there who's going to take care of them? And so when we find eight ballots that's emblematic of thousands of locations, perhaps, but it is just concerned about constitutional people get concerned about a constitutional crisis if you would remember crooked Hillary Clinton a week ago. She said to Joe Biden don't concede under any circumstances do not concede under any never concede. Okay, now, you know, nobody does a story about that dread. But she said that last week you covered it right and that the words were don't concede under any circumstances. Well, it's okay for her to say that. What if I say Well, I want the balance to be fair, but, uh, they make a big deal out of it. Did you notice that in his talk about the ballots in the garbage? They they went from 6 to 8, even in a very few seconds of him talking Well, it's actually according to the FBI. It's nine on the nine FBI announced the investigation into least nine discarded military mail in ballots in Pennsylvania. Thes and part of the problem with the mail in ballots in Pennsylvania is they think they're doing what's called a naked ballad, which means that there they don't have the second envelope like we have any organ and you have the secrecy envelop so you can't see any of the results inside. Apparently Pennsylvania only has the one envelope and so the thinking is that if somebody gets ahold of some bacon, press down on the envelope and see what's underneath and go, that's a trump vote. Get that out of here. S so that's that's the worry there in Pennsylvania, apparently, well, you know, for a president states to say nobody knows where the ballots are going or who's receiving them or how they're being him. Why wouldn't the president? No state by state? The elections officers the secretary of state's in those states, controlling all of that, and making sure right is right. But yet it's the same people who know whether or not you're the right person to show up at the polls, eggs and vote. It's the same people are doing it the same people sending those out it zip. It works here in Oregon and Washington and has for years Gates Eso. But here is Chris Ray, the FBI director, saying, We've got no information on election fraud. We have not seen historically. Uh, any kind of coordinated national voter fraud effort in a major election. Whether it's by mail or otherwise. So hee I mean, even if these nine ballots were tossed out, and it's confirmed that they were it, it's probably not Cem. Dark, you know, group anti forever running around and stealing balance. It may have been one person who either messed up. Or maybe they were just a trump hater and that one person threw away the the nine ballots, he was able to get his hands on. But there's not some big coordinated thing I think is what Chris Ray was. Maybe nine people change their mind and toss their balance. That's probably less like just saying Here is