35 Burst results for "Christopher Ray"
FBI Director: Focus Is on Domestic Terrorism, Not Global Threats
"Have Christopher ray excuse me mister producer Cut 25 Cut 15 go So we have been working hard on it but we do need more resources in this space and our fiscal 22 budget specifically asks for more resources to help address the domestic terrorism threat Yes the domestic terrorism threat the open borders now We know terse have been caught which means terrorists have gotten through so why Where generous humanitarian country terrorists deserve social security They deserve three square religiously appropriate meals a day What's the problem Domestic terrorism you know like maga Like Republicans they should get no more resources They're blowing all their resources going after middle aged men and women from January 6th No I'm not talking about violent people You know exactly who I'm talking about No no more resources And they're very very busy with their S.W.A.T. teams Oh We've got so many people left in the former administration that we have to S.W.A.T. away at Knock on their doors and then there's the pro life community Oh my God on top of that you have no idea how our agents are overworked We've got maga we've got pro life We've got January 6th We've got we don't have time for the border We don't have time for the communist Chinese and the fascistic Russians And the islamo Nazi Iranians we don't have time for those governments We're very very busy As you know
"christopher ray" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Bongino. Dan bongino on a big 89 WLS. So again, a bit of good news as we wrap up this story. We've covered for a little over an hour and a half now. About the FBI invading this pro life speaker and author's home and another bout of totalitarianism and authoritarianism by this now failed agency. The solution is clear. It's got to be disbanded. Take the funding, increase the funding, it's not a defund thing, don't get caught up in that nonsense. It's lefty stupidity just ignore it. But the entity, the FBI is broken. Sober minds understand that. We have tried, we have done hearings, they have brought Christopher ray up there and they continue to weaponize their guns and their badges to go after American citizens based purely on political affiliation. There is no fixing them. It's over. Fixie cutesy time. Let's all sit around a campfire. Puts a marshmallows on a stick and sings some cutesy campfire songs, maybe some Ariana Grande or Taylor Swift. It's over. It's over. They have guns and they have badges and a lot of them are very educated and they should know better. They have degrees, they're supposed to be smart. They're supposed to show professional discretion. They have the ability to take your life and your freedom. They have abused it. The agency is broken. It needs to go. The mission can be given to other federal agents out there are federal agencies that are more than qualified to do it. But this entity as we know it now, the FBI has finished. They've destroyed and they did it to themselves they destroyed their credibility. Again, Adam laxon, Senate candidate, coming up next from the state of Nevada. When you see someone sipping on
Julie Kelly: We Need More Whistleblowers From the FBI
"A Kerry Pickett as a piece out at the Washington times Again this is just stuff from this week about the FBI Clearly an organization that's failed in its mission at this point Apparently some FBI whistleblowers and thanked the lord and I'm not using his name in vain that we're starting to see whistleblowers trickle out I wish we had more but a whistleblower or a couple of them told the Washington times that apparently ray and the DoJ have some headquarters based white supremacy type quota They're calling it like what was the line about it before Some kind of a oh internal metric for white supremacists and the whistleblowers are saying that they're being pushed to recategorize people as white supremacists I mean can you think of a more destructive thing to do to law enforcement than to set up a perverse incentive that we're going to measure your performance based on how many white supremacists you can go and find This is crazy It is crazy and it's all to bolster Christopher ray's phony narrative that he launched in 2019 that white supremacist militia men et cetera opposed a grave threat to the country This was his idea This was also again the motivation to put together the Whitmer fed mapping hoax And so now you have Joe Biden is going to host the summit I think it's today talking about white supremacy and what a danger it is and yet you have these people inside the FBI who unfortunately yes we have whistleblowers but for the most part these agents and officials are going along with this Yeah A lot more whistleblowers We need a lot more people in there speaking out because if it doesn't come from within the FBI we know the GOP doesn't have the guts to reform it or dismantle it It has to be come from inside that agency
How the Whitmer Case Opened Julie Kelly's Eyes to FBI Corruption
"The Whitmer case has been more eye opening to me in terms of FBI corruption than January 6th. That is because, to your point, what you just said, this was not just something that was concocted out of Christopher ray's office. This involved numerous FBI field offices, numerous FBI handlers working out of those offices. At least a dozen, maybe up to 20, undercover agents and informants, including real lowlifes, said, informants that we pay who you would not want to cross on the street. One man in particular convicted felon several times over, including convictions for sex with a minor. He has been a longtime FBI informant who committed at least two other crimes while he was stitching this random group of sort of outliers and outcasts together to create this fed napping hoax. The FBI pays these informants and cash. The main informant was paid uncompensated almost $60,000 for 7 months work. He got cash payments. He got a new tires for his car he got a new laptop. He got a smartwatch. When the caper was over in December of 2020, the FBA handed this man named Dan chapel an envelope with $23,000 in it. Now he was done being a so called informant. The hoax was over, the men were all arrested and charged in October of 2020. So what's the FBI giving this informant $23,000 for?
"christopher ray" Discussed on The Officer Tatum Show
"All right, let me get back into the Trump trumpism. I know some people don't like to hear me say this stuff about Trump. I love Trump to death, man. I thought it was good, but man God, dang. You know, I just, I just know that he ain't God, you know what I'm saying? And there may be some things that he do that that's not right. There's a possibility. I'm not saying that he did or didn't. There's a possibility. I'm not naive to that possibility. You ain't never my daddy didn't raise me to be a man like that. You walk around and you say, look, man, I'm going with the facts. I don't care who I'm not going to get out here and bash him and throw him under the bus and act like I never supported him if he did do something wrong. This depends on what he did. If Donald Trump will somehow looped in with Jeffrey Epstein at pedophile island I guarantee you 40% of people still support Donald Trump and they wouldn't even think twice about it. But there's a lot of other people that's like, okay, bro, you went too far. I like you, but I ain't putting up with him. If Donald Trump came out and mandated vaccines, okay, I'm done with you. There are certain things that will put you, put that will put him in a position where I could not support him again. I don't care what he did and who he is. But so far, I'm still on the up and up thumbs up for Donald Trump. Let me go with Michael out of Maple Grove. Minneapolis welcome to the off table show. I mean, Minnesota. Hello, officer Tatum. I really enjoy your show, listen to it as often as I can. I was in the middle of doing some work and I checked in on LinkedIn. There was just a thing that popped up on just the news on how Christopher ray announced that the officer, the special agent who initiated the investigation that culminated in the radon Mar-a-Lago was escorted out of the building. For not disclosing the powers of nature of the evidence that was out there. John Solomon's just the news. If you look up just the news, you've had him on as a guest, I believe. But I need to have him back. He does a wonderful job of researching stuff. And I listen to you all the time. I really love your content and I'm glad to be able to contribute something. Yes, Michael, thank you so much. That's great information. You know, because like I said in my first thing I said, I said they could have a history of doing stuff they shouldn't be doing. So if I had to lean one way or the other, I lean more towards them being fraudulent. But you know, it's not enough for Christopher wray to say somebody's escorted because they didn't a partisan and shut the front door. What do you make Christopher Wright? You should be escorted out. He didn't disclose a partisan nature. Where do you mean partisan food he's the president of the United States? I ain't never did this to a president in history.
"christopher ray" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"I'll take it, Julia. Thank you, Beijing is moving to mandatory vaccinations to protect the elderly as cases grow and it says maintain COVID zero. UK prime minister Boris Johnson says he will not quit this after his top advisers tell him that he should step down, Johnson is also a fired close aide Michael go for telling him that he should step down. Top U.S. official in Hong Kong, council general hanscom Smith is urging China not to further endanger the laws and values that have made Hong Kong the Asian financial hub, saying that Hong Kong's influence is eroding. China and India have funneled some $24 billion into Vladimir Putin's coffers twice as much as this time last year. FBI, U.S., treasury departments, U.S., have issued joint advisories against North Korean ransomware, attacking healthcare systems. They say an FBI director Christopher ray is warning of stepped up activity from China as well and says the threat to U.S. companies is getting worse and Singapore is confirmed its first local case of monkeypox, the man is in stable condition and health officials are tracing close contacts. In San Francisco, I'm Ed Baxter. This is Bloomberg. Back to you, Julia. Thank you so much, Ed. Let's talk now to taiwei JPMorgan asset management chief Asia market strategist joining us from Hong Kong and pick up about what you were talking in terms of China's policy towards COVID zero on whether or not you're allocating further towards Chinese equities talking about a potential rebound in the second half. So devaluations across most sectors I guess looks relatively attractive at the moment. I think after the quite difficult 1218 months that we went through the Chinese market as a whole bust of attractive, I think there are a number of issues that has been burdening the market sentiment in the past year, whether it's the economy, the COVID, the property market, regulator changes, and obviously the ADR issues are with regards to Chinese companies listing in the U.S.. I think in all these areas, they authorities are making some policy progress or adjustments to address them. But to me, the most important thing is still back to COVID because you can't really have a property market recovery unless you can do it out and buy property. And I think from that perspective, we are making some progress. But what's important is also that while we discuss earlier on about the fed tightening and all the certified society, the Chinese policy starts is obviously one of stimulus and support. So I think when investors are worried about slowdown in the west, there are, I think, some quite spots in China and also in Asia as there are many Asian economies are starting to reopen from COVID. The one thing though is that the PBOC at least this month has been actually withdrawing funds from the market operations where it has used market operations to withdraw $45 billion from the financial system. Does that run a little bit counter to this notion of easing? It does. But I think to me is more of a fine tuning of the liquidity condition onshore. If you look back to China's policy stimulus experience or track record, they do tend to use fiscal policy more proactively. I think that's partly because fiscal policy are able to get to the economy quicker and even if you look back to last year when a reserve requirement was reduced, lending growth did not really accelerate. So I think there are some blockages in the banking system or the financial system where a lot of the ease and by the PBOC does not make cascaded to the actual economy. I think that's what authorities are trying to fix. But at the same time, there's an urgency to give people a little bit more money in their pockets so they continue to spend and to keep businesses of vote. And I think that's where fiscal policy comes in much more useful and much more impactful to support the economy. We have been talking about a little bit of a gain coming through in the yen on this guest move towards away from risk assets towards havens on these growth concerns, but we know the yen has been holding at these two decades. What's your appetite for looking at the Japanese market? Well, I think the Japanese market requires a fair amount of active management for a number of reasons. First of all, obviously, actually, right we mentioned the currencies are concerned. I don't think the BOJ is likely to change its mind when it comes to maintaining very loose policy for the foreseeable future. And at the same time, the check these companies are quite exposed to the global CAPEX cycle. So if we're looking at the U.S. and Europe slowing down in coming months, obviously that could potentially have an impact on the Japanese markets. That said, there are Japanese companies well leading technology, there are very strong brand awareness. So I think these companies can't outperform, but there's not the broad market of the Japanese equity market, but select a few in the Japanese equity market. I have to admit, and I just report on these things. I have to admit being somewhat confused day to day on the action in markets. The treasury market, for instance, the ten year yield with a huge swing today of 19 basis points. And it was even bigger the day before heading to the downside, whereas today's swing was heading to the upside. How do you make sense of it? Well, I think there is a liquidity question. So if you look at the treasury market, I think even going all the way back to March 2020, we've seen back then there was a very severe liquidity challenge in the market. And I think today there's still something of liquidity concerns. And also I think the truth is you do have macro data. I think we discussed in the first segment. Macro data and the software and software, but yet the fed still seems to be pretty hawkish. So I think it is contrast of macro data and the first one. We're going to have to leave it there. JPMorgan asset management chief Asia
"christopher ray" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Changing course again in its policy to take on the pandemic it Baxter's got more Yeah there are a lot of operative words there and you hit one again Paul Hong Kong is backpedaling on its home quarantine policy as variants are flaring This one of its toughest COVID zero measures at its going back on now Those people who test positive and are not severely sick as well as their close contacts will be sent to facilities like penny's bay Meanwhile Shanghai reporting out its fewest COVID case numbers and three months as it ends mandatory home isolation 15 new infections day to today New York City's a recent surge of COVID-19 appears to be easing The word being used by officials is plateau So not over but can not continue to get worse Meanwhile Pfizer has asked U.S. regulators to clear its COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in children under 5 U.S. FBI director Christopher ray says China is the biggest cyber hacker in the world by far They've got a bigger hacking program than all other major nations combined They've stolen more American personal and corporate data than all nations Combined They had ray also says Iranian hackers have been thwarted in trying to hack Boston children's hospital Hackers sponsored by the Iranian government tried to conduct one of the most despicable cyberattacks I've ever seen right here in Boston when they decided to go after Boston children's hospital How ray says it was stopped no kids were injured or hurt BioNTech says our BioNTech says omicron variant vaccine test results should be available within weeks U.S. president Joe Biden has met with baby formula manufacturers today saying manufacturing is on the increase We have work to do though But we're making critical progress in the day I look forward to hearing from these leading manufacturers Yeah but saying safety of the formula is still job one U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken giving more detail on the advanced weapons being sent to Ukraine He says they're called himars and can travel 48 miles He says Ukraine has promised not to use them outside of the country But we are working to do and secretary general said this very eloquently is.
How Democrats Used the Capitol Protest to Launch a War on Terror Against the Political Right
"Okay, with this right now is Julie Kelly, she's done an amazing job her new book, how Democrats use the capital protests to launch a war on terror against the political right, Julie, thank you so much for joining the Charlie Kirk show. Hey, Charlie, thanks so much for having me on. I appreciate it. So we've had on this week Darren Beatty and Ben wein garten and you've done an amazing job covering this over the last couple months. Summarize the thesis because it's very precise what you have here. How Democrats use the capital protest to launch a war on terror. What is the war on terror that's unfolding in front of our eyes? Well, you can see this, especially yesterday when you had vice president Kamala Harris tick off past terror attacks and then add January 6th, 2021 to the end. Now let's set aside how egregious outlandish and how demeaning it is to the people who were murdered at those various days on 9 11 and of course Pearl Harbor. But this gives them justification to turn the tools of terrorism the war on terror, which has been aimed at foreign adversaries foreign threats to domestic threats and those domestic threats or Donald Trump, the Republican Party, the Republican information ecosystem. And, of course, the millions, tens of millions of Trump voters and supporters. So when Christopher ray designated under oath in Congress in March, he designated for our disturbance at the capitol, a domestic terror attack. That enabled the entire national security state, law enforcement FBI, et cetera, a local law enforcement to then treat the defendants, treat the event and anyone tied to the events of that day as a domestic terror threat.
What Have We Learned 1 Year After January 6? Journalist Julie Kelly Tells Us
"What else do we know a year later really happened on Capitol Hill? Well, okay, so we do know that there are various FBI informants, and now we know because of this newsweek, bombshell that was published on Monday that there were hundreds of elite FBI special forces. They called them shadowy commandos that were stationed at Quantico starting on January 2nd and third. And then were on capitol grounds early that morning. So who were these FBI commandos? I mean, I've seen all the video in photos. I don't see anybody that says FBI is here. If they had hundreds of these forces, what were they doing? Why weren't they protecting the capitol? Why weren't they protecting lawmakers who felt that their lives were threatened? And so this looks like another set up by Christopher ray's FBI, just like the Whitmer kidnapping plot, which is falling apart for the government as well. And so but what they've done is taken this four hour disturbance. They've blamed Donald Trump for inciting this insurrection. They have now arrested more than 700 Americans most of them charged with low level misdemeanors, but in the process have destroyed their lives, some of them are being sent to prison for class B misdemeanors, basically parading in the capitol. And so to my point in my book, which I give a detailed timeline of exactly what happened at day, but also how this Justice Department, the entire Biden regime Joe Biden himself is weaponizing that four hour disturbance and targeting the political right millions of Americans and launching a domestic war on terror against Americans
Where Was FBI Director Christopher Wray Today?
"You remember folks when general milley remember him He was never going to comply with orders from the president of the United States Should he trigger the insurrection act against those looting and burning our cities and beating our cops and killing people Of course we now know general milling never had that authority has no combat control None the less He made it clear through his various leaks he would never do that he would view that as unconstitutional Remember all that So where is the director of the FBI today Christopher wray Why isn't he speaking out and saying I'm not going to participate in this It's not only unconstitutional It's worse We're not going to trash parents and taxpayers and treat them all as if their domestic terrorists Where is Christopher ray today He's nowhere
"christopher ray" Discussed on The World and Everything In It
"It's time now for the news. here's covington. President biden delivered his first speech. Before the un general assembly on tuesday we stand in my view at an inflection point in history with international leaders questioning some of his policy and military decisions. He called for global unity and dealing with the pandemic climate change and human rights abuses. The united states recently announced an indo pacific nuclear agreement with the uk and australia a move designed to curb china's power in the region un secretary general antonio guiterrez implored the us and china to repair their relationship to avoid a new cold war biden responded to that urging on tuesday we are not seeking new cold war or a world divided into rigid blocks. United states is ready to work with any nation steps up and pursues peaceful resolution to share challenges. Meanwhile france has recalled its ambassadors to australia and the united states in protest of how the new alliance was formed by and also defended the us. Military withdrawal from afghanistan signaling. A new focus on avoiding the use of force. He said the administration is launching a quote new era of relentless diplomacy the possibility of another nine eleven style attack has diminished over the last twenty years but the taleban victory in afghanistan could embolden extremists both foreign and domestic that was the warning from top national security officials on tuesday. Fbi director christopher ray told the senate homeland security committee the grays terrorist threat. We face here in the. Us is from what are in effect loan actors because they act alone and move quickly from radicalization to action often using easily obtainable. Weapons against soft targets. Ray said the domestic terrorism case load has exploded since the spring of twenty twenty from about a thousand investigations. To around twenty seven hundred. He added quote. We are concerned that with developments in afghanistan among other things there will be more inspiration for terrorist attacks. He said intel officials expect threats both at home and abroad to grow in the coming months and years also in senate testimony tuesday homeland security secretary alejandro. Marcus commented on a controversy at the southern border pictures surfaced. That appear to show a border patrol agent on horseback using his long leather reins to lash at haitian migrants my orcas told lawmakers. I was horrified to see the images and we look forward to learning the facts that are reduced from the investigation and we will take actions that those facts compel. Some of the mounted agents used their horses to forcibly move back in blocked the migrants. But my orcas said any mistreatment or abuse of a migrant is unacceptable. The matter is under investigation. My orcas also said that the. Us government is stepping up efforts to deal with the haitian migrant crisis at the border. We have increased the number of repatriation flights to haiti into other third countries. The size of the population. In del rio texas has diminished considerably but thousands of people remain at a camp in texas over the weekend. Close to fifteen thousand. Mostly haitian migrants were massed along the border in the del rio area. The vice president of the national border patrol council said the biden administration is to blame for the haitian migrant crisis within the broader border crisis art. Del cueto said tuesday. They were warned. They were told that they needed to put some kind of self-sided sided facility and the ignored everything. This this chaos. We're seeing all falls on this administration's lack of willingness to see that there was a problem and trying to fix the situation as the. Us government ramped up expulsion. Flights to haiti mexico also began flying and bussing some away from the border. Dozens of migrants upset about being deported to haiti. Tried to rush back into a plane that landed tuesday afternoon and port-au-prince has the yelled at authorities. Some began throwing rocks and shoes at the plane and in south texas. A group of migrants reportedly fought with border patrol agents and seized control of a bus when they realized that they were being deported. Abc news three in corpus christi reports that the migrants then fled the bus on foot before law enforcement. Officers tracked them down. Johnson and johnson said tuesday that a booster of it's one shot corona virus vaccine provides stronger protection against covert nineteen. World's anna hansen brown. Has that story. The john jay vaccine ruled out in february as a one shot alternative to pfizer and medina. But all along the company was running a global test of whether a two dose course might be more effective. The company said a second dose fifty six days after the first was seventy five percent effective globally at preventing moderate to severe cove in nineteen ninety percent effective in the us alone. The difference between those two numbers was likely due to which variants were circulating in different countries during the study examined the different way. The company said when people got second j. shot two months after the first levels of antibodies rose four to six times higher but giving a booster dose six months after the first shot yielded at twelvefold increase. Jj it has provided the data to the fda and european regulators reporting for world. I'm ana joe hansen brown. And i'm can't covington straight ahead. A look at two trillion dollars proposed tax. Hikes was teaching american children to love their country. This is the world and everything in. It's wednesday the twenty second of september. Twenty twenty one. Glad to have you along for today's edition of the world and everything in good morning. I'm nick. I'm gary first up today. The potential multi trillion dollar tax hikes to fund the democrats massive spending plan. Democrats are still working to craft and pass a bill based on president. Biden's three and a half trillion dollar spending proposal.
"christopher ray" Discussed on Takeline
"Three last week. Usa gymnasts stars simone biles alley razman and michaela. Rony and maggie nicols testified before the senate on the sexual abuse investigation involving the former usa gymnastics team. Dr larry nassar. The gymnasts sauce received an apology from fbi director. Christopher ray for the handling of the case however data policy is far from the justice the hundreds of female literally hundreds hundreds over two hundred female gymnasts deserve after nasser's widespread abuse. What's alarming here. Is that not only did. Usa gymnastics do an awful job in their handling of this case but now we find out. The fbi also failed in numerous ways. One of the fbi agents handling the case has been fired. The other was able to retire without receiving any punishment. I guess the question is. Why has this system continued to fail these athletes. Yeah i mean look. People are starting to see more more but athletic. Sports is a business. Athletes are seen as a product. So when you start to think in those terms of gymnastics is the business. So that everyone's gonna make sure that the businesses okay. You have to make sure the businesses running. We have to get to the olympics. We have to perform. We have to excel well if the product is surf suffering like the athlete. Even when you think about emotions. Mental health is now a thing that's talked about a lot but if you look at the history of sports mental health has never been a thing for athletes. because we're the product riposted just perform and be almost mechanic. You see the nfl. What they're doing now with the celebrations like athletes and their personalities in their feelings are not a part of the business that that's like the real answer that people just don't it's simple and his and you can look at it across all of sports. How athletes are treated how their mental health is treated how their feelings are treated. Athletes get thrown away. Left and right. Isaiah isaiah thomas for the boston celtics. We'd all know his story. His sister passed away during the playoffs. In what did he do. He played in the playoffs in bassett. Nobody from the celtics told him. No man take care of yourself. We got you next. No-one said that because why they traded him away the very next season even though he gave his blood sweat and all of his tears to that organization and even after he pleaded to stay with them. So i gave all those examples to say that. When you look at sports and how it's managed the business is the only thing that matters to a lot of people and so the women didn't. I think you could argue. In in the specific case of isaiah thomas that and i think you could argue very persuasively that that the reputation that that organization got from that has stayed with them and has had a chilling effect on the way players. I think view the celtics. The thing is with the nba. The you have thirty teams. There's a players association. There's choices like usa gymnastics. They're the only game in town. These athletes had no choice. But to work through this organization that was simultaneously covering up the crimes of larry nassar and other coaches who had stepped over the line either. Abusing athletes verbally physically. Or what have you i. I keep thinking about The criticism of simone biles during the olympics. It's and and the fact that here. We are twenty twenty one. This is years now after the fallout from this case years after nassar was committing these crimes without any seeming penalty to him and where are the former execs from usa gymnastics. Where why is it. Always simone and michaela and allie razman out there talking about what happened. They of already been the focus of this already spoken at length about what happened here in the spotlight all the time. They were criticized no matter what they do despite having lived through all this stuff. What about the people like who actually allowed this to go on that actually like were people with some sort of management power within. us agent. Why is it that we never hear from them. Any of these like anyone any question. Where are they now. Basically in a sense of. I think the us gymnastics. They need to clean house. Top the bottom. Clean it all out. It's rotten there. It stinks is right like there's nothing like the more that these gymnasts talk the more that i'm like. How like how did so many people to your point. That works for usa gymnastics. How how do you know what's going on like see. That's what i'm like an. I know myself so i just like i can speak first hand. I know if i was management. Look i'm an executive right now for the atlanta dream if i get a even a wealth of something fishy like that like something crazy like that. I'm setting it off like i'm a set it off. I'm a ring the alarm. i'm a set it off. I don't care about this season. And i think that people are starting to realize that about us. Two things have to function certain way. People have to function a certain way a professional manner. We don't care otherwise like the sports is is a certain thing that is we're talking about these women's lives in a sense of you know listening to ali talk and i i was on the bob. Costas show with her and listen to her talk. She said after they talked to the senator after they do an interview. And after they relive what happened she says sometimes she's struggles for two weeks afterwards. She's de habilitated sometimes. Can't move just it's still there. This is still a real thing in their world is not like. Oh yeah. That happened before now. These women are being strong in telling their story. They are being strong telling their story. But these women are still hurt. Why do they have to be the only ones constantly telling their story. I feel like it's you know at this point. We're continuing to put them through it. You know what. I mean like i again. Like where are any of the executives that were involved in in usa or with the us. olympic committee. Like who who dealt with usa gymnastics. Who were there at the time that this was going. What did they know about it. What can they say about it. What what reforms have been put in place. How did this slip through. Because reports were filed. Like people show report commissioned courts were filed people later. Come out knew about this before it broke. It was constantly being suppressed. The fbi agent in charge. Who was fired was fired because he was asked. Why do they knew about the case. And then he later lied on interview and then he's been let go but wherever any of these people to talk about what happened because from the perspective of the athletes. We understand what happened. They had no power in that situation to alter anything that was happening to change like. They did what they were supposed to do. They competed and they survive the situation. But who what about any of the people at the controls. It's just wild to me that we don't hear from them is wild in the hole. So to that point the entire board of.
"christopher ray" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"And we're back and joined now by justice. Correspondent carrie johnson. Hey kerry hey scott so we're gonna talk about a high profile congressional hearing earlier this week. A prominent american gymnast. Simone biles and michaela maroney were in front of the senate to testify about the fbi's. Handling of the larry nassar case. This was this was pretty powerful testimony. You covered it starting out. Just remind us what the case was. And why the f. b. i. specifically is under scrutiny. Here yeah one of the more memorable congressional hearings. I think i've ever witnessed what happened. Here is that The former physician larry nassar who had ties to the us. Olympic gymnasts committee in some other places Eventually was convicted of sexual abuse of over one hundred fifty young women and girls under the guise of medical treatment. He was assaulting them and basically the fbi got a tip off about this in two thousand fifteen scott but it didn't do anything for over a year. It turned out the the bureau finally interviewed. One person michaela maroney on the phone. Not even in person and she described in her testimony to the senate judiciary committee. How the agent on the other end of the phone. Listen to her account Didn't really seem all that interested and then finally asked her when she was done pouring out her heart to this fbi agent. He finally asked her worse than the effective. Is that all there. Is that it and just how devastated. She was by not taking immediate action from my report. They allowed a child molester to go free for more than a year in this inaction directly allowed nassar's abuse to continue. It turned out that in between the time the fbi. I got a tip off. And when local authorities in michigan took action. Against larry nassar a inspector general at the justice department found at least seventy other young women and girls had been victimized by him seventy that is such an astounding number. Yeah in and lawyers for the survivors. Think it may be even more than seventy. It's really hard to say but horrible. In any event beat before we keep going into the powerful testimony that we heard earlier this week. How has the fbi responded to these allegations because because these are devastating allegations. I mean it seems like every ball was dropped. Every ball was dropped. The current fbi director christopher ray was not on board at the bureau at the time of these events. He turned to these. Four elite level gymnast. This week on the hill and express profound sorrow for what had happened to them and basically said it was inexcusable. The fbi's failure to act when it did act in it appeared to basically cover up what it knew back in the day on this stuff. Ray said that they've made a number of changes in terms of paperwork and training to try to make sure that people fbi agents who interview Survivors of sexual assault and sexual abuse have more sensitivity. That they are trained in how to ask questions of adolescence and children in particular and that they are going to communicate more as they should have all along with state and local on a lot of these issues. But scott. I mean come on basically what the fbi did here for a long time was nothing and so. It's hard to imagine that. Having paperwork in place is going to change a culture that may be wrong carey in terms of what the gymnast told congress were they telling the story of their interactions with nasser or were they talking about their interactions with the fbi. Yeah a little of both kelsey. Simone biles up. Perhaps the best gymnast in the world. Perhaps the best gymnast of all time Started with some emotional words about how the problem was. Not just larry nassar but the system at large to be clear. I blame larry nassar. I also blame an entire system that enabled and perpetrated his abuse. And one thing that really struck me. Was that simone. Biles hinted she remained in the sport in didn't retire earlier in part because she wanted to be a living symbol to remind people that she had survived. Nassar's abuse and that The sports still hadn't done enough about it. And then we heard from michaela maroni who really went on full blast really righteous anger here about her mistreatment by the fbi itself. What is the point of reporting abuse if our own. Fbi agents are going to take it upon themselves to bury that report in a drawer. You know one thing that really struck me was that Senator blumenthal and senator moran blumenthal of connecticut. Miranda of kansas really took the lead on this a few years ago on the hill and try to do some of their own digging about what went wrong. Here we don't normally see that kind of oversight in congress anymore do we well know and that's not one of the things that strikes me here is that this isn't the kind of thing that congress really does in this moment. Fbi oversight seems to be like at the agency level not at the case level. And they haven't seen anything like that in a long time. And i've been thinking a lot about this question of oversight and what congress role is here and it strikes me that you know. This is the story of women who were prominent athletes. These are people who have an opportunity to to get headlines separately to bring attention to what happened to them in a way that you know everyday people may not and so. This is really unique in in the way that it's being handled. I wanna i wanna follow up on that point that kelsey just made and also what michaela maroney said in. Carry them curious. What you make of this because you have. You have done so much reporting in so many different ways on the fbi. Over the years. If i have the time incorrectly at the time these calls were made at the time. These complaints were made. You know michaela maroney was already a world famous gold medallist right and she was basically ignored by the fbi. What message do you think sent anybody who says you know. I think i have some evidence of a major federal crime. But i worry i would just be ignored or dismissed if i called the authorities. You know there are. There are a couple of things that i'm thinking about still a lot even a couple of days after this hearing one is this idea that the two most culpable fbi agents identified by the justice department. Inspector general basically got away with no punishment the main one who was actually appear to be angling for a job with the olympic committee during this investigation retired three years ago and his. He's beyond the reach of any disciplined by the fbi and the second was fired by the fbi a couple of.
"christopher ray" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"Many others had to endure. That is three time. Olympic gold medal gymnast. Two time olympic team captain ali race men who has really been the forceful leader of this movement to bring nassar down but not only him because simone says the whole system is broken but interestingly the attorney general merrick garland did not appear though. The head of the justice department was asked to appear before the senate judiciary committee. Apparently he's going to appear in october. Christopher ray did the head of the fbi and apologized so he said he wasn't there at the time he said it was a parent what had taken place. What do you make of this mark. Just again. I feel so badly for the survivors. I believe it was allie race. Men who said it's going to take her months just to get over the experience of testifying before the committee. But i'm sure. She felt she had a duty to do that. And i would hope that The people at the very top of our judicial system will recognize their duty to these women who have represented our country us so well on an international stage. But you know. I think it's also important rachel denhellender kind of typically for her. She can cut straight to the crux of an issue. But she's not just looking at abuse in gymnastics. She is talking about the ordeal of women who report sexual assaults on what they go through in all walks of life special. I mean you're talking about gold medalists world renowned women if they are not taken seriously what is everywhere else supposed to think last point mark. It's one you made with us right after the trial is that these women came forward. It's not like they're they run track where it's very clear who wins. First second and third the whole sport is a judge is judged by committees. And that's where they were incredibly brave and coming forward because when you rock the boat these committees. Don't have to take your scores your speeds. They can decide if you're a troublemaker. And not an issue out right. And i think By the time a lot of the people who had testified at the nasser sentencing they were probably done or close to done with the their gymnastics careers. But that's certainly just sort of one factor in in a system where people are sort of groomed To to to be pleasers and as you said not to rock the boat certainly not with their coach and you could extend that coach to the workplace. You could extend it certainly To communities to places of religious worship and beyond Well this may well just be the beginning. We'll see where the senate judiciary committee goes. Mark lee thank you so much reporter with the investigative team at the indianapolis star which broke the story in two thousand sixteen about dr nassar sexual abuse of gymnasts. His team helped to expose usa gymnastics failure to report allegations of sexual abuse by coaches and authorities Now he is no longer with the indianapolis star coming up as congress debates a three point five trillion dollar bill to expand the nation social safety net and to increase taxes on the rich. We look back at occupy wall street which began ten years ago today. Stay with us nine nine nine nine percent. We hear we arrived. We came to represent your wieder. Nine the nine the nine percent we year we arrived and we came to represent for the people for the teachers for the people if we knew that just one percent dues all two thirds of the us of a. american. Wait they like our youth away right. Commit the same crime and the west. Let them eat cake in from saturday. Burke house london they set it off over here. It's time we marched. I spent for those the happen silenced. By the state they try to sign such like if the parties relate. What i'm gonna do for my fate because you know how making 'cause you know. We feel great organized with the people organizing with the streets. Because you understand we wall street. We got beef. they take funds. They take in order jobs. If people understand that the people getting hot i got unemployment is this is on that. Signs economic times we heart and everybody knows representing the bras in the nine percent. We hear we arrived and we came to represent the nine in the bronx. Political hip hop duo rebelled performing during an occupy wall street march ten years ago in two thousand eleven. This is democracy now democracy now dot org the warren peace report. I'm amy goodman as congress debates a three and a half trillion dollar bill to expand the nation social safety net and to increase taxes. On the rich we look back at occupy wall street. The movement how it reshaped the national debate on economics and inequality yes. It was ten years ago today. September seventeenth two thousand eleven. When occupied began democracy now was one of the only national outlets to report on the first day of the action. our producer. sam. Alcohol filed this report on saturday. Thousands of protesters took to the streets of downtown manhattan for what was described as an action to occupy wall street inspired by the popular uprisings of the arab spring and the european anti austerity movements. Add busters vancouver based culture jamming magazine. Put out a call. For saturday's protests on wall street in july the goals were various from limiting corporate contributions to political campaigns to auditing the federal reserve to challenging all of global capitalism. Protesters included seventy one year old mary ellen marino of princeton new jersey. I came because i'm upset with the fact that the bailout of wall street didn't help any of the people holding mortgages all the money went to wall street and none of it went to mainstream. we've just learned. That guy was actually asked to split up the citibank and he didn't do it in a bomb didn't do anything about it. The plan wasn't simply for a one day protest but an ongoing in creative occupation of the financial district itself organizer lorenzo serna. The ideas have an encampment. Like this isn't a one day event. We're hoping that people come prepared to say as long as they can. They can and they were there to support each other. But on saturday at for hundreds arrived. The nypd shut wall street down itself barricading activists often wall street enforcing a move to the nearby zuccotti park. Despite sometimes tense standoffs.
"christopher ray" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"Many others had to endure. That is three time. Olympic gold medal gymnast. Two time olympic team captain ali race men who has really been the forceful leader of this movement to bring nassar down but not only him because simone says the whole system is broken but interestingly the attorney general merrick garland did not appear though. The head of the justice department was asked to appear before the senate judiciary committee. Apparently he's going to appear in october. Christopher ray did the head of the fbi and apologized so he said he wasn't there at the time he said it was abhorrent. What had taken place. What do you make of this. Mark will just again. I feel so badly for the survivors. I believe it was allie race. Men who said it's going to take her months just to get over the experience of testifying before the committee. But i'm sure. She felt she had a duty to do that. And i would hope that The people at the very top of our judicial system will recognize their duty to to these women who have represented our country us. Oh well on an international stage. But you know i think it's also important rachel denhellender kind of typically for her. She can cut straight to the crux of an issue. But she's not just looking at abuse in gymnastics. She is talking about the ordeal of women who report sexual assaults on what they go through in all walks of life special. I mean you're talking about gold medalists world renowned women if they are not taken seriously what is everywhere else supposed to think last point mark. It's one you made with us right after the trial is that these women came forward. It's not like they're they run track where it's very clear who wins. First second and third the whole sport is a judge is judged by committees. And that's where they were incredibly brave and coming forward because when you rock the boat these committees. Don't have to take your scores your speeds. They can decide if you're a troublemaker. And not an issue out right. And i think By the time a lot of the people who had testified at the nasser sentencing they were probably done or close to done with the their gymnastics careers. But that's certainly just sort of one factor in in a system where people are sort of groomed To to to be pleasers and as you said not to rock the boat certainly not with their coach and you could extend that coach to the workplace. You could extend it certainly To communities to places of religious worship and beyond Well this may well just be the beginning. We'll see where the senate judiciary committee goes. Mark lee thank you so much reporter with the investigative team at the indianapolis star which broke the story in two thousand sixteen about dr nassar sexual abuse of gymnasts. His team helped to expose usa gymnastics failure to report allegations of sexual abuse by coaches and authorities Now he is no longer with the indianapolis star coming up as congress debates a three point five trillion dollar bill to expand the nation social safety net and to increase taxes on the rich. We look back at occupy wall street which began ten years ago today. Stay with us nine nine nine nine percent we here we arrived. We came to represent your wieder. Nine the nine the nine we year we arrived and we came to represent for the people for the teachers for the people if we knew that just one percent these all two thirds of the us of a. american. Wait they like the youth away right. Commit the same crime and the west. Let them eat cake in from saturday. Burke house london they set it off over here. It's time we marched. I spent for those the happen. Silenced by the state they try to sign such like. If the party's relate. What i'm gonna do for my fate because you know how making 'cause you know. We feel great organized with the people organizing with the streets. Because you understand we wall street. We got beef. they take funds. They take in order jobs. If people understand that the people getting hot i got unemployment is this is on that. Signs economic times we heart and everybody knows representing the bras in the nine percent. We hear we arrived and we came to represent the nine in the bronx. Political hip hop duo rebelled performing during an occupy wall street march ten years ago in two thousand eleven. This is democracy now democracy now dot org the warren peace report. I'm amy goodman as congress debates a three and a half trillion dollar bill to expand the nation social safety net and to increase taxes. On the rich we look back at occupy wall street movement. How it reshaped. The national debate on economics and inequality. Yes it was. Ten years ago today. September seventeenth two thousand eleven. When occupied began democracy now was one of the only national outlets to report on the first day of the action. our producer. sam. Alcohol filed this report on saturday. Thousands of protesters took to the streets of downtown manhattan for what was described as an action to occupy wall street inspired by the popular uprisings of the arab spring and the european anti austerity movements. Add busters vancouver based culture jamming magazine. Put out a call. For saturday's protests on wall street in july the goals were various from limiting corporate contributions to political campaigns to auditing the federal reserve to challenging all of global capitalism. Protesters included seventy one year old mary ellen marino of princeton new jersey. I came because i'm upset with the fact that the bailout of wall street didn't help any of the people holding mortgages all the money went to wall street and none of it went to mainstream. we've just learned. That guy was actually asked to split up the citibank and he didn't do it in a bomb didn't do anything about it. The plan wasn't simply for a one day protest but an ongoing in creative occupation of the financial district itself organizer lorenzo serna. The ideas have an encampment. Like this isn't a one day event. We're hoping that people come prepared to say as long as they can. They can and they were there to support each other. But on saturday at for hundreds arrived. The nypd shut wall street down itself barricading activists often wall street enforcing a move to the nearby zuccotti park. Despite sometimes tense standoffs.
"christopher ray" Discussed on THIS IS DEMOCRACY
"Many others had to endure. That is three time. Olympic gold medal gymnast. Two time olympic team captain ali race men who has really been the forceful leader of this movement to bring nassar down but not only him because simone says the whole system is broken but interestingly the attorney general merrick garland did not appear though. The head of the justice department was asked to appear before the senate judiciary committee. Apparently he's going to appear in october. Christopher ray did the head of the fbi and apologized so he said he wasn't there at the time he said it was abhorrent. What had taken place. What do you make of this. Mark will just again. I feel so badly for the survivors. I believe it was allie race. Men who said it's going to take her months just to get over the experience of testifying before the committee. But i'm sure. She felt she had a duty to do that. And i would hope that The people at the very top of our judicial system will recognize their duty to these women who have represented our country us. Oh well on an international stage. But you know i think it's also important rachel denhellender kind of typically for her. She can cut straight to the crux of an issue. But she's not just looking at abuse in gymnastics. She is talking about the ordeal of women who report sexual assaults on what they go through in all walks of life special. I mean you're talking about gold medalists world renowned women if they are not taken seriously what is everywhere else supposed to think last point mark. It's one you made with us right after the trial is that these women came forward. It's not like they're they run track where it's very clear who wins. First second and third the whole sport is a judge is judged by committees. And that's where they were incredibly brave and coming forward because when you rock the boat these committees. Don't have to take your scores your speeds. They can decide if you're a troublemaker. And not an issue out right. And i think By the time a lot of the people who had testified at the nasser sentencing they were probably done or close to done with the their gymnastics careers. But that's certainly just sort of one factor in in a system where people are sort of groomed To to to be pleasers and as you said not to rock the boat certainly not with their coach and you could extend that coach to the workplace. You could extend it certainly To communities to places of religious worship and beyond Well this may well just be the beginning. We'll see where the senate judiciary committee goes. Mark lee thank you so much reporter with the investigative team at the indianapolis star which broke the story in two thousand sixteen about dr nassar sexual abuse of gymnasts. His team helped to expose usa gymnastics failure to report allegations of sexual abuse by coaches and authorities Now he is no longer with the indianapolis star coming up as congress debates a three point five trillion dollar bill to expand the nation social safety net and to increase taxes on the rich. We look back at occupy wall street which began ten years ago today. Stay with us nine nine nine nine percent. We hear we arrived. We came to represent your wieder. Nine the nine the nine percent we year we arrived and we came to represent for the people for the teachers for the people if we knew that just one percent dues all two thirds of the us of a. american. Wait they like our youth away right. Commit the same crime and the west. Let them eat cake in from saturday. Burke house london they set it off over here. It's time we marched spent for those the happen silenced by the state they try to sign such like. If the party's over late what. I'm gonna do for my fate because you know how making 'cause you know. We feel great organized with the people organizing with the streets. Because you understand we wall street. We got beef. they take funds. They take in order jobs. If people understand that the people getting hot i got unemployment is this is on that. Signs economic times we heart and everybody knows representing the bras in the nine percent. We hear we arrived and we came to represent the nine in the bronx. Political hip hop duo rebelled performing during an occupy wall street march ten years ago in two thousand eleven. This is democracy now democracy now dot org the warren peace report. I'm amy goodman as congress debates a three and a half trillion dollar bill to expand the nation social safety net and to increase taxes. On the rich we look back at occupy wall street movement. How it reshaped. The national debate on economics and inequality. Yes it was. Ten years ago today. September seventeenth two thousand eleven. When occupied began democracy now was one of the only national outlets to report on the first day of the action. our producer. sam. Alcohol filed this report on saturday. Thousands of protesters took to the streets of downtown manhattan for what was described as an action to occupy wall street inspired by the popular uprisings of the arab spring and the european anti austerity movements. Add busters vancouver based culture jamming magazine. Put out a call. For saturday's protests on wall street in july the goals were various from limiting corporate contributions to political campaigns to auditing the federal reserve to challenging all of global capitalism. Protesters included seventy one year old mary ellen marino of princeton new jersey. I came because i'm upset with the fact that the bailout of wall street didn't help any of the people holding mortgages all the money went to wall street and none of it went to mainstream. And we've just learned that guy was actually asked to split up the citibank and he didn't do it in a bomb didn't do anything about it. The plan wasn't simply for a one day protest but an ongoing in creative occupation of the financial district itself organizer lorenzo serna. The ideas have an encampment. Like this isn't a one day event. We're hoping that people come prepared to say as long as they can. They can and they were there to support each other. But on saturday at for hundreds arrived. The nypd shut wall street down itself barricading activists often wall street enforcing a move to the nearby zuccotti park. Despite sometimes tense standoffs.
"christopher ray" Discussed on The Young Turks
"That he that was reportedly offered to investigators by an alleged witness. A witness named max tire an attorney and former classmate of ramirez. That was another woman who had made accusations against cavanaugh. Who reportedly notified senators that he had witnessed and event similar to the one recounted by ramirez. Right so why was that not looked into by the way the pert ramirez that. We're talking about here. Is deborah ramirez. She was a classmate over at yale. She claimed that brett cavanaugh had exposed himself to her. And so we have a witness claiming you know. I saw him do something similar to another person. And why wasn't that person interviewed so we need to know who at the fbi made a decision that we're going to do a sham investigation. That were the allegations of sexual assault. We're going to bury them because we don't care we're gonna make a political decision because we want us right. We are on the supreme court and so we're not going to do the investigation that we were told that we must do. How do you not find that person. How do you not fire that person by the way it looks like it's one person looks like a whole organization on purpose chose not to do their job. It's indisputable even if you're talking to right winger new thing that they did a real investigation if they didn't talk to blasi ford or the witness or cavenaugh you know they didn't do a real investigation in fact you're chuckling about right niagara i know is it a great they allege rape is on now. That's the debate. I used to know what love right. That's right are thinking but no one is thinking. That was a real investigation. It's not possible. Think that yeah exactly all right well to negative. Fbi stores in a row. This one about the larry nassar case. So the senate. Judiciary committee held a hearing to both listen to the testimony of olympic gymnasts. Who had been victims of the sexual misconduct of usa gymnastics. Doctor larry nassar and also the head of the fbi. Christopher ray now why is the fbi involved in this well it turns out that After sev- role olympians had told fbi officials. About what larry nassar had done to them. They didn't take any action. In some cases it took seventeen months for them to even investigate. The claims the first half of wednesday's hearing featured emotional testimony by four elite gymnast. Simone biles michaela maroney alley rice men and also matt maggie nichols who said nasser sexually abused them under the guise of medical treatment during his time as a usa gymnastics doctor We have a video showing you some of their testimony. Let's take a quick look at that being here. Today is taking everything. I have tearfully opening up on capitol hill about the abuse. They faced by former team. Doctor larry nassar to clear..
"christopher ray" Discussed on The Gerry Callahan Podcast
"If you have it brought back memories for me watching listening to this because i was very Enthralled by the scandal cardinal law scandal the catholic church scandal however long ago that was two decades. I don't know how long it lasted. But it was extremely disturbing and not just because you had these creep pervert predator priests that was one thing heavies evil bastard but you had these absolute monsters like cardinal law and others who knew it covered it up. Move them around so they could prey on other people The fbi authorities did nothing essentially. Did what mothers and fathers involved. That's why they prayed on the boys because the fathers weren't in the picture but the mothers would tell the kids. Just keep it under your hat. Don't tell anyone just. We'll we'll forget about this. What we were reliving that in a in a way yesterday listening to these gymnasts tucked larry nassar and it was mind. Boggling what the how what the fbi did or didn't do these girls. These women were great. Witnesses i mean i think allie racing is a great witness. And i don't know what she's going to do now. She's probably what commentating coaching that. She's since she's retired from gymnastics. I would hire her to anything. I would vote for her. I think i haven't really heard all our politics. But she's smart and she's tough at. She looks in the cameras. Speak so well. She's a great witness ali. i'm speak twelve. I don't know that she Cried much didn't she doesn't cry other girls. Simone biles couldn't get through a sentence. I understand my blaming her. I'm just saying i'll men would be a great. You know lawyer anyway. She and she was effective. But so was Michaela what's mccain was less than became maroney maroney. And she was great to she she perhaps told the most disturbing story book which he's naked and larry and she's larry nassar skits on top of her and he's Violating her. she's thirteen thirteen. I mean these girls. When they're fully groner ninety eight pounds michaela maroney at thirteen. Had to be what seventy pounds in oshii chinnfidh and and she's away from home. And and i don't know where i don't know how much blame the parents have for this sending their children away to live this life all molesting aside. Is you know i couldn't do that. I couldn't do that. But they have dreams of their kids being olympian so they sent him away to these camps and they and nassar knows it and he's preying on them but you're listening to this in your saying. Wait a second. She told that story to fbi agent and they did nothing. I mean it this. How many times do we have to worry little. They're a little busy jerry. They got this january. Sixth thing going on that's right. That is still the pinned tweet on the fbi account is still if you know anybody who is at the capitol january six call us there anybody your plus they had to send fifteen agents to alabama because a nascar driver right thought. A rope was shaped a tightening. Not that made it look like a noose so they went down there. They took that very seriously. You have a girl. And i'm not sure how old she was which he talked to the fbi. Agent saying that. Dr rate me. When i was a kid. A little cues twenty-one she's twenty seven now and this was six years ago so she's telling a story and they're saying whatever you know whatever. She's talking about the questioning her did did he wear a glove. She's like what when he used his hands to violate you. What does that matter. We then they and his alley race men went in for the kill. She talked about the the fbi agent. Asking the ahead of the us gymnastics whatever organization. The steve berry met with them for beers and asked if he could get a job with the olympic committee is supposed to be there investigating this really serious crime. The scumbag dr raping girls and he's taken the time to see if he could get a job with. Us olympic committee. I believe that guy fired. And i don't know why hundred guys weren't fired because they had to be more people who knew but then Christopher ray talks and disney gives you the creeps christopher ray is a creep another terrible decision by donald j trump not firing this creep five minutes after met him peace there are there are seeking the fbi so corrupt. Doesn't feel like in. You know a blink of an eye. It just changed it used to be. Fbi was so well respected. Someone's not really though jerry. I just feel like the parties have switched back in the day it was conservatives who were like you know go establishment. Trust the fbi. It's okay if they violate your civil liberties for the common good now. It's the opposite. We have become the counterculture. We are weary of institutions and it is the left that has embraced the cia. They've embraced the fbi. And it's bizarre because basically they've used them now as a tool to go after their political enemies which is half of the country right and although you know think of a movie who was an fbi agent. It say that's a good guy you know. That's a good now. It's andrew mccabe or christopher wray. These creeped out robert. Muller these creeps these come scummy deep state swamp creatures who ignore the cries of child who's being raped by doctor and just say whatever you know get over it Hey by the way want to go get a beer. I mean the the the picture they painted yesterday was so just It made them look so bad. But do we. Can we hear from some of these Can we hear from allie custodial boys looking at me like i'm nuts. She's really good. Yeah you know what she's gonna do herders. I'll hear i'll here here in two thousand fifteen. It was known that at least six national team athletes had been abused by nasser..
"christopher ray" Discussed on The Daily Beans
"Gaetz hasn't been arrested yet. I think is counterproductive. I think we need to wait to hear a charging decision. And i think will know either way. I just hope that they if they don't that they explain why completely agree and I also recognize that the wheels of justice move slowly and hopefully steadily. And i want this to be done right. What we don't wanna have is the situation. We've had quite frankly in many cases. Before the george floyd case where prosecutors moved quickly against police wrongdoing various other wrongdoing and i honestly were not didn't have their ducks in a row for what are obvious examples of criminal wrongdoing but still difficult to prove in a court of law. And so we want to make sure that the that the ducks are in a row. And i did want to also add that when we're evaluating garland We should look at the other people. He's appointed and He he is appointed one of the most impressive diverse groups of highly progressive people. If i can say that in top positions at the justice department i just want to single out for instance vanita gupta Who barely made it through through The senate which which is a good thing right if you barely make it to the senate republicans are against you in there against for reasons that. Make me like you won. A bunch of criminals don't want you to be you know i like that. And and she you know she now oversees civil rights for the department of justice She she is a a warrior for the protection of civil rights for under represented communities and the prosecution of those who challenge and undermine civil rights Think about who had in that position in the last four years we have now and that's just one of many examples of this. Yeah yeah no. I concur and a lot of these. Decisions aren't made specifically by merrick. Garland so you know we. We also need to keep that in mind. This is a massively vast department. And you know some of these bigger cases obviously go through. Go through the attorney general but some of them. Don't them only go through heads a certain departments and some of them only go through the layer before that so we have to always keep that in mind. I really appreciate your time today. And i want to encourage everyone to get the impossible presidency. It's a really really wonderful book. And of course. I want to encourage everybody to listen to. This is democracy wherever you get your podcasts. And do you have any other thoughts on on justice and democracy before we get out of here and professor. I do i you know. We didn't talk about the fbi. Right and i'm torn on the fbi. Because i as a historian They're all these abuses by the fbi that we've seen and i'm always concerned about that of the fbi. Surveillance of martin luther king for example right and and we could go on and on in this direction i i think the fbi was not helpful to black lives matter early on in organizations like that so on the other hand the professionalism of the fbi has been crucial in all of the investigations. That we're talking about here. And i don't know enough about christopher ray beyond with all of us seeing public to have an evaluation of him but i do think that the partnership between the justice department and the fbi technically. The fbi is within the justice department. But not really as we know That's absolutely crucial and I think that's an area. We need to have more republic discussion about as a society. What is the appropriate way this discussion. We started ten years ago and then we stopped. What is the appropriate role for the fbi. What is the appropriate oversight. Clearly we should not have presidents like trump firing and fbi director. Who won't do his dirty work. But what is the role of the fbi director. What kind of oversight should we have. These sorts of hearings. We've been having with christopher wray right now are a joke. They don't really give us much inside at all So back to your point about public accountability and transparency I think that's a really big issue. We've only begun to scratch the surface. And again i want to respect for members of the fbi. But i worry about the history. Workstations had and so You know. I think we need to have that discussion. I think we need to reform the way. The fbi director is appointed and the kinds of oversight surround now especially with With cry. And i the only thing i know is that he pushed back a little on trump but walked up line so we wouldn't get fired and but the same could be said about rosenstein and and so you know and the only thing we know. Is that a bunch of fbi. Frontline people are people who worked for. The fbi wrote a letter to biden saying. Please keep him on. But but who were. Those people was at the fbi field office or you know. What are we talking about here. So yeah right. And why didn't they do more to stop these right wing groups that in plain sight were preparing for an insurrection. It's oh it's always clear. In retrospect But that still doesn't negate the question right. What did they do. And why didn't they do more. Did they do all they could. And we don't really have answers to those questions yet. If i had my way we would. We would actually be investigating those. We'd have a blue ribbon panel appointed to actually investigate those So we could get answers today. We've got the select committee. Which what today pelosi vetoed do. This is by the way. This is going to be airing about a week and a half a couple weeks after the news that popped out today so we may be further along as this episode airs. I have hearings. I think they have hearings twenty seven. So they'll actually and That's going to be a bunch of interviews. With capitol police officers including phenomenon. And then of course. Pelosi vetoed jim banks and jim jordan and is it banks banks ya ya..
"christopher ray" Discussed on The Gerry Callahan Podcast
"They pretended january six had anything to do with race. It doesn't it. didn't they. Pretend george floyd and derek show was about race. It wasn't they just need that opponent. That adversary so it became white nationalism. They said the rise of white nationalism and they present. No evidence of merrick garland repeats it. Christopher ray all the the the swamp creatures repeated none of them presents any evidence and as we see every day you and i were talking about this before we started recording. Every day you see these videos from st cameras on the street and cities of muggings and beatings and there was an off duty fireman. I believe in the sixties walking his dog good surrounded by a bunch of punks and they beat him up the other day. That was on video very disturbing. But i i wanna i wanna talk about this briefly because usually i see these videos and videos of guys punching old asian ladies and on subway platforms and I don't remember one at least not recently where it's a white. Supremacist or white nationalist. I haven't seen one if there were one. You'd never see the end of it. Then william rhoden and everybody else saw the biden and harrison everyone else in the and their and their servants in the media would would be playing nonstop stop but the latest video for some reason disturbed me more than any. I've seen it was in new york. It's a guy broad daylight on the sidewalk and it's a a young black guy. Beat i think the the victims. What i can't really tell because they blur out his face and he's fully clothed and he just beats him unconscious and he just keeps punching and kicking beating till finally the sixty eight year. Old victim is out is out cold. And then he goes to his pockets and he's probably walks away with you. Know seventeen dollars. I think catch him. I hope they'll catch him. It's a pretty clear video. Generally when they put this out they get some tips and they track the person down. I every talk. See these videos. I wonder how what happened ten years ago or twenty years ago did they just get away with these things because there would not have been this kind of evidence. It's good that we have cameras on every street corner in the big cities. But they're going to catch this guy. I predict he's going to get charged with whatever psalm battery. He's gonna get let out on no bail. He's gonna get some light sentence. He's going to do it again. We're gonna find out. He has a rap sheet of mile long. And it's going to be no big deal but it is the most about the most disturbing. It's pretty damn disturbing that this is going on in big cities and everybody's everybody's not outraged like how does that not everyone. We're gonna find out the victim's story perhaps and maybe you know he's a veteran. Maybe he's a family guy with a bunch of kids and grandkids. Sixty eight year old guy. Maybe he's just a hard work and got any chess beats. It doesn't take his money just keeps beating and punching and kicking until the guy is out cold ultimately you know whenever it's you're seeing someone who's innocent get hurt get You know violence enacted against them. It's it's the worst thing. I mean particularly the most vulnerable q. You c. with kids or elderly or whatever it's shocking and so i hope i mean i'm i'm a big guy for decreasing non violent offenses of course but this type of thing violent offense. This is where this is where you know. Police enforcement should be putting most of their attention at things like this but you have people in the city. This is new york. You have that that disgrace you. Have people defunding lying about it but defunding the police. They want to take funds away. They want to reinvest it re imagine it. How can you look at that video and say we need fewer police. We need to send a social worker yesterday. If you missed it former senator. Barbara boxer from california was mugged She wasn't beaten to a pulp. Like this poor guy in new york but she was mugged and yet many many people in her party might insane representative ianna presley. they want to take funds from police. They want to Make it more difficult for police to do their jobs. They want this Immunity that the cops get when they're doing they wanna take away and make police more reluctant to be proactive to try to stop crimes. They just want to help. Criminals and yesterday In boston in massachusetts rachel rawlins the da was nominated for us attorney by The by administration. This is nuts I've i know a couple of cops. A friend of mine was telling me how difficult their job is. Under rachel rollins. They don't prosecute is one of these. She's one of these woke soros type of source back. Da's at i'll give credit. She's not a. She goes on talk shows and goes before the cameras and fights with turtle boy you know. She always up for the fight but she doesn't believe in prosecuting minor crimes. And this cup of mine was telling me they pick up the same guys every day. He says guys will go in and steal from liquor stores. Cbs and walk out the owner. The whatever the magical yeah he was here again. They go to his house. And i'll sam. I was hungry. I stole some food. They don't get prosecuted for shoplifting. And you know what the worst one is. And there's a number d as the guy philadelphia. Does this the worst one is in chicago. Just legalized resisting arrest. Like.
"christopher ray" Discussed on 1A
"The justice department's inspector general says the f. b. i. mishandled the case against former usa gymnastics. Coach larry nassar. That's according to a long awaited report that was released on wednesday. Anita can you give us an overview of what we learned from. the inspector. general's report was a scathing report. One hundred nineteen pages basically walked through how the government and how the fbi really did not pursue these allegations against this olympic former olympic team. Dr larry nassar who has been accused of molesting Many many gymnasts some of the most prominent gymnasts in in our country and basically it walked through basically how The allegations weren't taken seriously and probably the most damning thing in there is a is a number that basically says and and you can dispute the number. There's all sorts of ideas on. How many people this is. But basically what they're saying is that the fbi didn't act right away other other girls got molested in that time. They say that seventy young athletes were abused by the doctor in that time period so that they could have that he could have been stopped earlier but wasn't and this wasn't the first blow to the fbi in recent years in twenty nineteen. The inspector general also criticized the bureau at that point Saying they made errors in the investigation into russian election interference. So i wonder alexis. What is your sense of the public's confidence in the fbi right now. Well it's definitely mixed. I think what was interesting about the inspector general's report that need it was just describing about larry. Nassar was that there did not appear to be any serious consequences for the fbi personnel who were described and named as being responsible for the errors or the negligence in some ways and so that the element of trust is one thing but also the consequences after these deep dive into. What may have gone wrong. It's it's also interesting. Because christopher ray is the fbi director is a holdover from the trump administration and there has been some discussion about whether president. I is going to eventually want to replace him Christopher wray under a lot of pressure to try to indicate that the fbi is cleaning up. Its act question. Keeps coming up in many avenues. How do we move on When people don't acknowledge harm and make amends as talk a little bit about the economy this week. The labor department reported inflation has risen at its fastest pace since august of two thousand eight. According to the report from the labor department the consumer price index increased five point four percent between june of twenty twenty one and june of twenty twenty What is driving this anita while there. I think that people expected this. We've look at just look what's happened in the last year in this country with the economy because of what has happened with a pandemic but it did surprise some people the amount surprise people and they are concerned now. These are people in washington and wall street about the potential damage. It could have to investments and just american pocketbooks regular people and and how they're going to pay for things You saw some people. Prominent people like the fed chair. J. pal say look. It's just related to what's been happening this last year. With the crow virus with getting people back into the workforce and and spending again and it's going to taper off. This isn't something that we really need to worry about. What he basically said is look. Let's judge the six months down the road. Not right now when people are just getting back into getting the economy back from the corona virus. Let's hear a little bit of Jay powell testifying before the house financial services committee on wednesday as always in assessing the appropriate stance of policy. We will continue to monitor the implications of incoming information from the economic outlook and would be prepared to adjust the stance of monetary policy as appropriate. If we saw signs that the path inflation or longer term inflation expectations were moving materially persistently beyond levels consistent with our goal in addition we're continuing to increase our holdings of treasury securities and agency n. Bs at least their current face until substantial further progress has been made toward our maximum employment price to goaty goals. So alexis we also saw some heartening more heartening news in the employment category. What is your read on on the economy and how officials are seeing it to a re. Do we think that they view it seriously with concern well. The economy is obviously recovering at a brisk pace but not for everyone and that is something that the federal reserve chair Drum powell keeps talking to congress. How that this is not felt equally across the country. And that's one of the reasons why the federal reserve is going to continue with its Monetary policies of basically being very generous to to you know stimulate Recovery the other element of it. That i want to mention about this debate about inflation. It's legitimate and very interesting economic debate. That we can see very sophisticated. Economists engaging in right now is transitory is going to be long lasting gonna hurt growth. it's also a fascinating political argument because we can see that there are lawmakers not all of them republican. But many of them republican. Who are using. What's happening with inflation to to indicate to to the administration that think they're on the wrong track that the idea of more enormous multi trillion dollar expenditures over a long period of time for support programs is unaffordable and we'll In some ways eventually harm the growth of the economy and contract productivity so It's it's always fascinating to me. When what when i watched economy you know. Economists start to engage in the political debate which is happening right now and speaking of expenditures child tax credit money started hitting bank accounts for more than thirty five million families yesterday and i wonder needed if you could remind us what the child tax credit is and why it's different this time around. It is different this time it's You know the child tax credit is basically something that when you file your taxes you can claim and what the biden administration and congress said is look people are hurting right now because of the economy. And what's happened in the last year. We don't want to wait until people file next year to benefit from this so what the government did and this was included in the corona virus. Relief bill that was passed earlier. This year is what they did say. Look we're going to pay you.
"christopher ray" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics
"Is our segment called the ladies room. And it's just ladies talk in the latest stuff and our guest. Today is pinnacles when it comes to being a lady. She's gorgeous she's smart she's funny she's classy and she's rich very rich and very beautiful and very very smart in fact. It was her obsession with politics. That inspired us to start this podcast way back in two thousand sixteen. Oh the good old days and since then she's done the show a million times and she is by far our most popular gas right my mouth. That's true that's one hundred percent true if you're a bravo fan you'll know her from the real housewives of miami and flipping out with jeff lewis. And if you're not then you'll know her for being a legendary ma'am socialite and philanthropist. Who is not only rich but also very generous very generous one of our most treasured friends so we are super excited and that she agreed to be on our dump podcast again so without further ado. It's time for a meeting in the ladies. Room with leah. Black hialeah high girls. We are in the ladies room. You can hear it. You hear the water piece using the restroom. Exactly the ladies room all right well now. The last time you on the podcast was just one month. After the cunanan mega monsters storm the capital in the name of election fraud. Can you believe that. The republicans in congress have basically washed their hands of this whole thing. They're not going to do anything. Apparently it was just a tourist. It's embarrassing it's just so embarrassing. It's i don't even. There are no words. I think they're miscalculating. I think they're calculating that it's going to go away. And they can change the subject and that people are going to forget. And i think they're going to miss the big piece of the pie a rational republicans and i just think there is a very dangerous risks that they're taking because it's gonna come out and now instead of them having a sanit. It's going to come out from people that really want it to come out. They're not gonna have as many people to help them. Suppress it and it's going to be drip drip drip drip drip right up until the election. Basically the senate voted down a bipartisan commission. So you're you think that now. They've basically voted away the republicans their chance to well. I think they're going to fill it with you know crazies. You know the gym. Jordan's the wackadoo oodles. You know they're gonna fail it with these people that will just messy in a muddy up the water but the problem is going to be if they have live testimony. People are not that stupid. The only people that they're feeding into are the people that no matter what are going to vote for trump because they want to keep america white. That's it or make them uruguay. Yeah that's it there. Those people are they're never gonna lose no matter what happens or what they do and then there's a few billionaires they're never gonna lose because of their taxes but the regular suburban mom you think she's going to sit there and watch that direction and then they're going to get up there and try to muddy the water with a bunch of you know dog and pony shows and they're gonna fall for it. I don't think so. I think they're banking on people being too busy to pay attention. I don't know do you think that It was like like why did wasn't it caught by the fbi the cia. Is there people protecting. That's another thing that i think. Something's up with christopher wray. And i've thought it for a long time when he testified and he wouldn't give the information like well that's under investigation. Well i'm not gonna talk about that in front of people. I think he's hiding something. So why is it keeping him on. Well you know the ten year tenure that they you know like the professionals. You're not supposed to get rid of trump's the only one that came in and just started kicking out professionals long-term professionals and putting in politicians and yes men and biden. I think is trying to follow the traditional. I'm not saying that ain't christopher ray is dirty or or that he was in on it or that he you know i just think that he makes him look so bad. This happened on his clock that he's got a cover his ass to do that. He's gonna try to just not put anything more out there than it has to. So that's my point about. I think there's just something with him. I mean i think you should have a mea culpa and say this happened on my clock i take responsibility for it. Here's what really happened. And and just say between facebook and social media and fox news in oah- and news and the propaganda and the former president and the rest of it. We were just blindsided and we. We didn't understand the depth and the width of the corruption. The meanness the hatred the bigotry and the rest of it and it got away from us. And we're gonna clean up the mess. But instead i think he's trying not to look bad because his did happen on his clock and so he's just going to only say what he has to and and as things come out he's going to justify why it's not any part of the fbi's fault. I wish somebody would have said that. Honestly i just look. We knew we knew there was gonna be a somewhat. Let's say excited protests there was three different protest rallies plan right by trump the trump campaign and all of a sudden. It's like the fbi was that he he's now looking back like. How did we miss this. But also gotta remember to his credit trump. Made sure they missed a lot of it. He has a lot of low people in high places. And i don't think a lot of stuff trickled up maybe to the top of the fbi. I think they kept it quiet just like they did at the pentagon like they did with the police force. You know a lot of them were alike hoping this was going to happen. I just don't think they realized how to control. It was going to be. And how like really crazy. These people were. I mean these people if they could have gotten those guns in they would have had them in there remember. They had guns in the state next to them maryland or wherever the guns are legal and they were waiting for a cue to bring the guns in because they're against the law and they want to have him confiscated in washington so these people were reading literally. I think for mass murder at. I don't think people like the fbi and the pentagon and the cops in those dirty people that were offered trump. I don't think they realized that this was a civil war brewing. I think they just thought let's teach them all a lesson you know. Trump should've won. And we're going to stand behind him and he's our guy and then it got and then the train left the station and there was just no way to put genie back in the box. What do you think mitt. Romney and liz cheney and the you know sense republicans. Why aren't they voting for a commission. I think liz cheney did vote for commission didn't share does she. Not every republican voted against. Maybe they did. I don't know well. She's on the commission now and she's in the house that's why she's in the house that's why that's it. Yeah she's exactly. She's in the house so nancy. Pelosi put her on the committee. And then kevin mccarthy i can't stand him..
'You Are Being Evasive': Questioning of FBI Director Gets Contentious
"A house hearing today. Carson raja krishnamoorthi asked fbi director christopher ray about the subpoenas of the phone records of congressman. Adam schiff and congressman. Eric swale well by the trump justice department. The league hunt began when the fbi sent a subpoena to apple in february twenty eighteen. You don't dispute that report correct. I really can't discuss civic investigation. don't want to get out in front. The justice department on this in a really best director and the fbi interviewed witnesses and connection with this leak investigation. Correct again sir. i. I really can't discuss any specific investigation. I'm not asking you to discuss any specifics of the investigation. But the fbi was involved with these investigations. Correct when there are leak investigations. Typically the fbi is the investigative age good. That's the that's what we thought. The fbi was involved with this investigation. Now sir and this is during the time that you are the fbi director. Did you ever discuss the apple. Subpoenas with jeff sessions congressman. I understand the question. I really don't wanna get out of the justice department on this as you know the you're just being asked a simple. Yes or no question. Did you discuss the leak. Investigation with jeff sessions congressman again respectfully. I'm not trying to be difficult here but the inspector general has been asked to look into this. I have a very good being evasive keyser. Yes or no questions or you're under oath either. Yes or no simple questions that we need to get to the bottom of
"christopher ray" Discussed on Cheers To Business
"The project is the foundation where that's because that's the most important part and once they do that then everything you also season from them so start what you can on day one but also focused on. Hey if you really wanna do something be is gonna take a long time to do it at foundation so you can be able to handle that grow over time. So it doesn't crumble. Once you start you know really make progress. Just simple things like your profit at cash flow and sale. You know focus. Internet won't be able to the foundation when you look at a p s the first to last on a piano see no revenue and a profit but about the long term. And it's not about the overnight success. it's just the compound interest of putting in the work and being strategic in attention to what you're doing focusing on that won't be able to foundation haven budding. Welcome to the show. Today we're gonna be talking with christopher coleman. He doesn't look at business and business decisions as good or bad but in terms of healthy or unhealthy he advocates for the importance of entrepreneur. Choices and business growth models always be sustainable healthy and with your heart. Mind and soul plus. We're gonna talk about his upcoming panel discussion at this controversial entrepreneur. Made hope called fucked up nights mobile. This is an event series that uses the public sharing professional failures as a tool for business. Growth personal inspiration and easing the digman favor screwing up big time. Hey i'm karen. I'm a former. Cpa entrepreneur business consultant with big ideas. Welcome to tears to business. Mr chris goldman thank you so much for being on show pleasure to be here. How do we make To be a part of the event. I guess just being in the downtown community. Doing podcasts. early on started. Health is wealth nation in two thousand fifteen really focused on growing from mobile. Just being a health is wealth guy and just seeing you in the community so that you know you know of mine goa coast bitcon together so good out. One day at the guy just keeps fitness in each other's pass. I'm not sure whether you got good deed you and you know we had a connection. It's a friendly. Warm thing is just great energy. We both tell it like it is really transparent so of course we we connected on that love at your book and a holly suggest everybody going again. It because the entrepreneurship of instagram is well life I think that you represent what to live really is and that is the struggle you know i did everything right. Why is thanks now. Working out for me. As she didn't everybody gets a trophy than a missing. Like just doesn't work that way said. Why don't you tell your story. Real quick must starts walking away in mobile alabama Went to mcgill catholic. High school had a full academic scholarship. They're being graduated from the tuskegee university and therefore four year attended their activity one year by lifting declares semester. In the second semester. I decided like leica. Some is now for me. You know colleges for me. I was always smart always intelligible by this new light. What i wanna do in life like. I'm not gonna learn here. He no no. Somebody's industry a professional aspirations. That may be the case it him but for me i decided extinct feeling added whether to me so innocent. You know dropped out had a bunch of jobs on time. I was working like ninety hours a week at a gas station at night. The grocery store during the day so head of crazy really transition and it's also like that sports strangers group and so that like that. The transition for me was really hard. Like i got to nasty Got the got the competitive edge. But i don't have anywhere to really steer it in no i do. I like what's next so but all started twenty thirteen. You're homeless just okay. Something's going change my life. I need to change. Like i gotta stop blaming. People stop you know looking for a handout is so many so many excuses than that was a strange decision. I may look. Let me be homeless. Cut my safety. Net really masturbate. Myself in that year was or a few months. But in april that year I got recruited for sales job. And then from that. It is really. That's like just states skyrockets. And that's what the book about. When i got the sales job able to thirteen and then just went from there. Are you where you want to be now or where you want to be for. The long term needs to be right now. I'm just going to start like a mullet thirty. So i i still see myself as a baby especially in business i guess crazy like when i was twenty. I went also on this. I was twenty two. But i thought i'd be like halfway day about thirty like thirty or so old people just so all by the town thirty but i feel like i'm just gonna start it. Specialists health is wealth guy being well in this plan some no one hundred thirty and even powerlifter s something where i'm transitioning Old athletic drive of start. My powerlifting career in people reach their peak until like me. Forty sometimes fifty like they're still breaking records as power that for so so i just how lifting it might be in a business that we thought about the long term. And it's not about the overnight. Says it's just the the compound interest of putting in a work and being strategic potential. What you're doing now just going out loud at the There in a moment people format so get started. I'm wearing needs to be now. But i got so much more to do. Hey i haven't had it for your powerlifting. Your business how it correlates a really like that. Do some with that to me. I can't go and pick up four hundred pounds. How right now. I probably can't pick up. Forty the work at takes going into it Yeah and more mentally too. That's what i love about it. S a net step from lights. Who in its Being a hormone expert in always know neuroscience alabama power lift light. Point is not how strong you always your your mental capacity. You know blocking out distractions. Not way sabotage. I haven't limiting beliefs like at some point. Nami like right now. One eighty five five at some of my biggest lives like benching. I haven't competed yet. So i'm pretty sure a massive on bigger Route three fifteen bench. Just some of these numbers in like at some point. It's not about how strong you are like. Ago's pants at it's about you know your focus. An an pecan apple form. So i love that part of it like at some point. It's more mental. You mean you can pick up to me basically. Yeah off all right so tell how you you would drunk someone to start powerlifting. Let's correlate that with starting business. Yeah so i. I just just thought where you can don't have too big of aspiration that do too much distort light. They warn you just. You can build a strong foundation. Something always still people by even a construction light when you see a construction site being done alight. The longest part of the project is foundation. Like sometimes i can take a half a year you know just to get the foundation laid down what acts and sometimes it may be a couple of months. You pass the site again when they you know. They got walls They willing to know the story is like just all ourselves. The foundation couple weeks ago would ask Part and once they do that in everything else is easy from there and also People is at the higher. They want a bill the longer they have to focus on foundation. If you just building a one story building it'll take that long to build fm It's gonna take some time to build a foundation but it's gonna take longer to build a foundation for fifty eight seventy a hundred story building so start where you can. They one but also focused on. Hey if you really wanna do something it is on a long time to build foundations so you can be able to handle it at growth over time. So it doesn't crumble once.
FBI chief warns of violent domestic terrorism growing in US
"Director christopher ray bluntly labeled the january riot at the us capitol as domestic terrorism. On tuesday and warned of a rapidly growing threat of homegrown violent extremism that law enforcement is scrambling to confront through thousands of investigations. Ray also defended to lawmakers he's own agencies handling of an intelligence report that warned of the prospect for violence on january six and he firmly rejected false claims advanced by some republicans that trump groups that organized the deadly riots. That began when a violent mob stormed the building. Congress was gathering to set if i results of the presidential election raise testimony before the senate. Judiciary committee is first before congress. Since the insurrection was the latest in a series of hearings centered on the law enforcement response to the capital insurrection. Lawmakers pressed him. Not only about possible intelligence and communication failures ahead of the riot but also about the threat violence from white supremacists militias and other extremists. The fbi says it is prioritizing with the same urgency as the menace of international terrorism organizations. The violence at the capitol made clear that law enforcement agency. That remade itself off to the september eleven. Two thousand one attacks to deal with international terrorism is now laboring to address homegrown violence by white americans. President joe biden's administration has tasked his national intelligence director to work with the fbi and department of homeland security. To address the threat number of white supremacy arrests has almost tripled. He said
Spotify investigates podcast subscriptions
"Spotify might be planning to launch a subscription. Podcast service it appears to be serving customers to gauge interest. In the others that have tried this. Include luminary stitcher and wondering reported. That wondering was up for sale at the end of september bloomberg. Report the both apple and sony have held talks spotify. The apparently an interested the asking price is between three and four hundred million dollars. The audio production award have just announced this year's nominations. The awards got the highest number of interest in their history. We linked to them today. I'm willing to an exclusive pod fest. China had its third annual conference. We've a full report from the day including developments in podcasting within china spotify twitter youtube and facebook all polls an episode of the pod. Being hosted steve bannon's war room. Podcast after bannon called for the beheading of dr anthony foundry and fbi director christopher ray. The episode in question is still available via apple podcasts. And the podcast index. The california privacy rights act passed last week the cpr. A has some tightening of rules especially around re targeting consumers based on their behaviour online which some podcast companies used for attribution. The nfl's it didn't go far enough. Meanwhile apple of center deadline of december the eighth at privacy data sheets. You need to identify all of the data you or your third party partners collects assay for podcast apps that could be interesting vocal via okay l. Dot co lets you create cool. Podcast video snippets for social media. So they say podcast addict has added a random pick button which returns a random list of podcasts and tacomas podcasting business including radio dot com and katie's thirteen claims a twenty-seven percent increase in downloads year on year in the latest earnings call. Espn is to lay off three hundred employees and let two hundred open positions go unfilled trouble for triton digital there mac accreditation for its webcast metrics. Local service was revoked in august. According to the quarterly update accreditation is suspended for the main webcast metrics service. No reason was given both us to compare streaming radio not podcasting in the seeking to regain accreditation for their main webcast. Metrics service anyway. Revenue grew by fourteen percent last quarter according to e w scripps his quarterly earnings call. The company also owns on the studio. It's a mondays. Here's another teaspoon of tech staff. The podcast index unveiled the podcast value. Tag it allows micro payments using crypto currency through the lightning network. Podcasters can opt in to be rewarded every minute someone lessons and this value for the podcast app and platform as well. There's more detail in the podcasting two point. Oh podcast which linked to today open source android. Podcast app antenna parks now. Has podcast indexes. Search built in as does podcast. Pod bay is one of the app supporting podcast chapters linked today to a c. Sharp rapper for the podcast index. Api with and blueberry has highlighted its full support of the podcast index. Impasse news powerful stories with torey arch. Bowl has joined nova. Entertainment's podcast network the show steps into the shoes of powerful women and discover how they earned success. Christmas partying is back for a third season. See what they've done their from. Brisbane in australia at tackles the fun all could and honest side of christmas and thirteen hours inside the nova scotia. Massacres launched today from curious cast and global news a thirteen episode series. It looks to piece together exactly what happened. And what could have been done to prevent it
U.S. Blames Iran For Threatening Election Emails, Says Russia May Interfere Too
"In a surprise press conference the Director of National Intelligence came to warn US quote unquote that there's election interference happening the main culprits are Russia of course in. Iran. We, know more about Iran and we know they've been sending threatening emails to people while posing as the proud boys the racist far right group these emails say that they have your info in that. If you don't vote for trump, they'll find you and hurt you these went out to voters mainly in Florida in somehow deny Ratcliffe said that they were designed to hurt trump yeah. You're going to have to help me out with that logic emails from the proud boys that threaten harm. If you don't vote trump are supposed to be hurting trump I mean it's like they say many people don't actually know this. The Pearl Harbor was actually designed to hurt Japan. Shocking right I mean that's what they don't teach you in school. Of course that's not true. This logic makes no sense. Thankfully FBI director. Christopher. Ray was also at the press conference and he had this to say the FBI is the primary agency responsible for investigating malicious activity against election infrastructure maligned foreign influence operations and election related crimes like voter fraud and voter suppression or intimidation, and that's exactly what we've been doing. At the B. I. Working closely with our intelligence community partners, as well as our other federal state and local partners to share information, bolster, security, and identify and disrupt any threats. We are not going to tolerate foreign interference in our elections or any criminal activity that threatens the sanctity of your vote or undermine public confidence in the outcome of the election. When we see indications of foreign interference or federal election crimes, we're going to aggressively investigate and work with our partners to quickly take appropriate action. We're also coordinating with the private sector both technology and social media companies to make sure that their platforms aren't used by foreign adversaries to spread disinformation and propaganda. We've been working for years as a community to build resilience in our election infrastructure and today that infrastructure remains resilient. You should be confident that your vote counts. Early unverified claims to the contrary should be viewed with a healthy dose of skepticism. We encourage everyone to seek election and voting information from reliable sources namely your state. Election officials. And to be thoughtful, careful, discerning consumers of information online. And if you suspect criminal activity, we ask that you report that information to your local FBI field office.
White supremacists remain deadliest US terror threat, Homeland Security report says
"On October six chant Wolf, the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security released his department's annual assessment of violent threats to the US and was particularly concerned about white supremacist violent extremists who'd been exceptionally lethal in their apartment targeted attacks in the US in recent years two days later, the FBI swooped is arrested thirteen right-wing extremists who had allegedly been plotting to carry out a range of attacks. In Michigan, including the kidnapping of the Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the double strike, just as a part of the threat assessment and the Michigan plot arrests marked an important moment in America's tortured. Of Racist Terrorism. US authorities appeared not only to have woken up finally to the extent of the white supremacist threat, but were actually doing something about it. As the FBI Director Christopher Ray told Congress in February racially and ethnically motivated violent extremists have become the primary source of ideologically motivated lethal incidents in the US. The danger overshadowed the jihadist threat that has dominated the security debate since nine eleven. Last year was the deadliest on record for domestic extremist violence since the Oklahoma. City bombing of Nineteen ninety-five. White supremacists were responsible for most of that bloodshed in twenty nine to thirty, nine to forty eight deaths while federal authorities may be showing a new resolve to tackle the problem experts on white supremacy. Warn the extremists showing even greater determination. The movement is staring nationwide agitators have seized. You'll opportunities of the corona virus pandemic and the black lives matter protests to come out of the shadows and onto the streets. Armed. Groups of extremists of presented themselves as vigilante security guards ostensibly protecting property during anti police brutality protests. But in reality confronting peaceful protest is and sewing chaos and violence that has culminated in loss of
Antifa not a terror group, FBI director testifies
"Christopher Ray says Antifa is not an organization but rather an ideology rate, testifying today before the House Homeland Security Committee when the ideology leads someone to commit criminal acts and pursue violence. The FBI will not hesitate to take appropriate action. President Trump has said he would designate Antifa as a terror group. What's
FBI director says Russia attempting to influence 2020 election
"Hill today, FBI Director Christopher Ray told Congress that proven election meddling is coming from Russia. The Russians aren't targeting election infrastructure, Ray said. But stirring up division. We certainly have seen very active, very active efforts by the Russians to influence our election. In 2020 through what I would call more than malign foreign influence a side of things. Social media use of of proxies, state media online journals. Etcetera, an effort to both so divisiveness and discord on DH and I think the intelligence community has assessed this publicly to primarily to denigrate Vice President Biden Raise testimony comes a week after a Department of Homeland Security whistleblower alleged he was told to tamp down intelligence relating to Russian interference.
Top GOP Senator Subpoenas FBI Director for Docs on Origins of Russia Probe
"FBI Director Christopher Ray's been subpoenaed by the Republican led Senate Intelligence Committee. The subpoenas for FBI director Christopher Wray and the intent to issue more in coming days suggest the Republican led Senate investigation is intensifying. Chairman of the committee Ron Johnson has set on August 20th deadline for director Ray to provide outstanding records but the origins of the bureau's 2016 Russia probe in an open letter, Johnson also accuses Democrats of making false allegations. Against him and the second Republican in an effort to discredit evidence gathered by their investigators about Joanna Hunter. Biden's dealings in
Senate report details Obama administration's response to Russian interference
"Frozen by paralysis of analysis hamstrung by constraints both real and perceived that's how the chairman of the Senate intelligence committee describes the Obama administration's response to Russian interference in the twenty sixteen election in a statement Republican senator Richard Burr says president Obama's national security team debated courses of action without truly taking one Bure was commenting on the latest installment in his committee's long awaited report on Russian efforts to disrupt the presidential election four years ago I'm joined now by the vice chair of the Senate intelligence committee mark Warner of Virginia senator welcome thank you for him do you agree with that statement that the Obama team was was paralyzed well I think there are clearly lessons learned and I and I think the Obama administration with the benefit of hindsight should have acted more aggressively but let's face it I think our whole government our intelligence community writ large our law enforcement community were caught off guard I think there was such an abundance of caution shown by the Obama administration that this might politicize an already very political time in retrospect you we have to realize these kind of threats are ongoing and that when we see evidence of foreign intervention the president the administration needs to be more forward leaning did to put Americans on notice to be be wearing be on guard let me push on that the the point you're making that that this good but that the Obama administration was caught off guard that they were worried about politicizing an already very political moment but how much of a parent should they be given there this is the job of the national security team to balance competing factors to look out for national security even in an election year well again I think we have never seen this level of coordinated attack from an adversary in in the midst of our elections to happen not only into the DNC but a series of senior Clinton official like John Paston others and then selectively weaponize at information on how they dribbled out over a period of time now you could say if we'd done a little more homework and looked at what Russia done in Ukraine what Russia done previously in the Baltic states we should have been more aware I think at the same time the administration on one hand was looking at what Russia was doing on the geo political basis where we had Russian actions in Crimea but that kind of geo political analysis was totally separate from the Russian cyber and misinformation disinformation effort the point of doing a report like this is to avoid a similar situation going forward how confident should we be that the problems your report identifies have been fixed I wish I could say I was a hundred percent confident I wish I could say point two broad bi partisan legislation that had been passed I've gotten bipartisan legislation that would make explicitly clear that if a foreign government tries to intervene the appropriate response is not to say thank you but to actually reported to the FBI the fact that we've not pass that kind of legislation is bothersome although it was installation that was necessarily a fault here that there wasn't some you know law that the Obama administration lacked was there well I think we're talking twenty twenty if there was any gaps making explicitly clear that foreign intervention is wrong I think most Americans would realize that but if we need a lot it explicitly make that clear we ought to have that the problem is we still have a president it refuses to fully acknowledge the level of intervention that took place refuses to fully acknowledge that the Russian efforts have not stopped that they will continue and instead unfortunately has been out there putting forward totally debunk theories that somehow it was Ukraine rather than Russia that was intervening in twenty sixteen that's very by the way which no one in the intelligence committee the law enforcement community and for that matter I don't think any of my Republican colleagues at least on the intelligence committee believe there's any credence to let me ask you the basic question in your view how serious is the ongoing threat of election interference Christopher ray the director of the FBI said as recently as yesterday that the Russian efforts are ongoing by the way you know the Russian playbook is now out there so the expectation that the Chinese the Iranians the north Koreans other nations in an asymmetrical way may try to intervene in our elections is a very real ongoing threat senator many thanks thank you so much it's Virginia Democrat mark Warner we also invaded the Republican chairman of the intelligence committee senator Richard Burr to come on the show he
Bill Barr slams FBI for Russia probe
"Attorney General Barr blasting the FBI following the inspector general's report on the Russian investigation saying former director Jim homies bureau displayed it quote gross abuse in surveilling top trump campaign officials the four hundred page document says the F. B. I. use flimsy evidence in their quest to spy on the trump organization the inspector general himself Michael her which set to testify before the Senate to discuss the report facing questions over possible political bias in the F. B. R. current director Christopher ray defending the agency but admits he's implementing forty corrective steps to address problems with the
Vice President Biden, Inside the Air War, The New Burma
"Okay so. the Democrats continue this open letter that's basically what it is an open letter in which he informed the media and they're supposed to them there's suppose a congressional colleagues but it's about media attention about their investigation in their interview yesterday with Kurt Volker now member Voelker really only came to light because Rudy Giuliani the world's worst lawyer it's amazing he took that title from Michael Connor Michael Kahn went to jail president trump does have an unerring instinct in choosing the world's worst lawyer he went to Michael Kamen anything is gonna be great and then he's like you know who can I replace the world's worst way with I know Rudy guiliani and it's going great and review site you know be a smart idea I will hold up my phone on camera and say that I text from the state department no way this will go wrong in any class. this is why folks I sort of think that. everything is more easily attributable to comedy of errors stupidity then it is too deep malign planning I not both could be true could be a stupidly carried out scheme but. my general take on the trump administration is that when things appear to have been planted to variously instead they're usually just a reflection of incompetence and stupidity because I mean re Giuliani have you seen a man on TV not great in any case. the house foreign affairs committee and the other Democrats they put forward this when they say the president claims he did nothing wrong even more astonishing his now openly and publicly calling for another form power China so once you don't jam investigation against the bidens to further his own political aims this is not normal or acceptable is unethical unpatriotic and wrong American president should never press foreign powers to target their domestic political rivals I mean I generally agree with that obviously I don't think that you should be pressing the chai calms the Chinese communist fascist government in Beijing to be targeting domestic political rivals in the United States. engaging in the stunning abuses in broad daylight does not absolve president from his wrongdoings are as great offenses against the constitution again something can be wrong and also not illegal. also could be just from mounting off which I think what most Americans take this for over the past week say these Democrats new reports have revealed that other trump administration officials may also have been involved in the illicit effort to get Ukrainian help for the president's campaign for example secretary of state Mike Pompeii has now admitted that he was on the call when president trump explicitly press the Ukrainian president to investigate the buttons but failed to report this to the FBI or other law enforcement authorities well yeah because he didn't think that was a crime is are those from melting off because it probably was but see these Democrats will recall FBI director Christopher ray urged individuals report efforts to seek or receive help from a foreign power may intervene in the US presidential election was we'll see it matters whether we are talking about a broader attempt to target corruption which is going to the trump administration's gays or whether that brought him to target corruption is really just cover for getting a political opponent is obligations and the Democrats is not diminish when the instigator of that foreign intervention is the president of the United States. it is all the more crucial to the security of our elections instead when asked by the media about his knowledge of or participation in the call secretary dissemble what's not treating lined out of likewise we're investigating reports that vice president Mike pence may have been made aware of the contents of the call in his absence from the Ukrainian president's inauguration may have been related to efforts to put additional pressure on Ukraine to deliver on the president's demand well that raises the question as to what the president's demands were if trump said. Mike don't go generation for the Ukrainian president until he pledges to investigate Joe Biden. that would be bad if he said we are involved in the anti corruption effort Ukraine don't go exactly Barack Obama said to Joe Biden about holding back one billion dollars loan it this week current and former state department officials have begun cooperating with the impeachment inquiry by producing documents scheduling interviews depositions based on the first production materials it became immediately apparent why secretary Palmdale tried to block these officials from providing information on there the end from the the ideas can't be right because the fact is within a week vulgar showed up maybe other people who are asked to testify are going to testify within the next week and a half. but they've now released in these text messages and the Democrats say these text messages are quite serious concerns raised by a state department official that the detrimental effects of withholding critical military assistance from Ukraine and the importance of setting up a meeting between president trump and Ukrainian president without further delay you also expressly directly expressed concerns that is critical military assistance and the meeting between the two presidents were being withheld in order to place additional pressure on Ukraine deliver on the president's demand for Ukraine's once politically motivated investigations. earlier today selected portions of these texts were leaked to the press out of context in order to help correct the public record we're now providing an attachment with more complete excerpt from the exchanges my my favorite is that is is then then I can release the whole change just more complete excerpts. I don't like the whole exchange why would anybody just do the whole exchange and that's gonna see right means the Democrats were out there saying we got to see the full transcript of the from the rain phone call by the way if it exists we should see a full transcript what how much more information is better for the American public sunlight fantastic disinfectant but the text they were originally released yesterday were a small portion and immigrants are now single released this slightly larger portion but not the whole thing one of the whole thing seems like that would be useful. the Democrats knowledge and the additional except we are providing are still only a subset of the full body of materials which we hope to make public after a view for personally identifiable information okay good good. I investigation will continue in the coming days will help every member of the house will join us in condemning in the strongest terms the president now open defiance of our core values as American citizens to guard against for interference in our democratic process as we'll see the trump administration case here is that they're trying to investigate for interference in our election process and when president trump is seeking to investigate what went on in Ukraine in twenty sixteen that's because he actually is trying to stop for interference in our election process and we need help from the great training government in order to investigate that and come up with the information and that is not a terrible argument considering again that earlier this year three democratic senators sent a letter to the Iranian government Alaska rather they sent a letter to the Iranian government specifically saying cooperate with the Muller problem we're gonna withhold eight. so we're gonna have to determine what exactly was the trump administration threatening or so before the question was where they threatening and I digested what maybe they weren't threatening and all made from was really threatening anything on the phone call since the Ukrainians apparently according to buzzfeed and The New York Times did that actually no military aid was being withheld at the time the phone call now it appears that it was pretty clear to Ukrainian so that at least a presidential visit was being withheld or that perhaps there were there was some sort of warm relationship that was in the offing if they would do an investigation so the question becomes an investigation into what. was this really about Joe Biden and the cover for that was corruption talk or was this really just corruption talk and part of the corruption talk was about the reason which is in fact a massive Ukrainian company run by oil a dark. get to more of that in just one second but first let's talk about making your online experience safer so I've had my idea to expose before is not pleasant people stole my credit card number and then bought a bunch of stuff with it and that's when I started using express a VPN expressed BPM is an app I used to stay secure online why should you care about interrupting your data well it's often easy for a hacker to bypass wifi security and steal your information looks what flaws like crack and scrap of the K. and he's going to Google it it's hard to know when your device or network is vulnerable if you ever use wifi at a hotel or shopping mall you're sending data over an open network and that means no encryption at all which is a very scary proposition the best way to ensure all your data is encrypted and
The FBI Is Taking A New Look At Mass Shootings
"The FBI taking a new look at mass shooting this is Erin could Turkey after back to back bursts of gunfire in Texas and Ohio FBI director Christopher ray ordered a new threat assessment of mass shootings the FBI has about eight hundred fifty open cases involving domestic terrorism including now the weekend shooting in el Paso at least a third of those cases have been motivated by racial or ethnic hatred the FBI is concerned the latest massacres may inspire copycats Michelle Franzen ABC