35 Burst results for "Chuck Grassley"

Is Middle America Turning Red?

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:13 min | Last month

Is Middle America Turning Red?

"Now, sleep. I put in the category of Jonathan Swan Joshua, who's just a straight down in the middle reporter. He has a call not on Iowa this morning, Jonathan. Iowa has gone from purple to red to deep red. They're not going to have any congressman standing. They're not even going to have a senator on the ballot against chuck grassley, which is malpractice. I think that's happening in Pennsylvania as well. Just take us up to 30,000 feet. You cover politics. I'm going to come back to a couple of issues in a second, but up at 30,000 feet. Do you see all of the blue washing out of the non coastal areas and the heartland of the country's red? It's certainly been the very pronounced trend. And I mean, the problem with this year as something to sort of draw 30,000 foot conclusions is the best political environment for Republicans in 2010. And so you could have some really astonishing results that are atypical. But yeah, absolutely. As a macro trend for sure, that's what's happening. And Democrats don't really seem to have answers for it. I'm not seeing any anyway from the national leadership.

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Sen. Grassley: First Bro Jim Biden in Crosshairs of Hunter Business

Mark Levin

01:33 min | Last month

Sen. Grassley: First Bro Jim Biden in Crosshairs of Hunter Business

"In the long piece that The Washington Post put out Sunday or Monday actually I think it was Saturday It doesn't matter Paragraph 5 as I pointed out in my Sunday monologue on Fox they said that there's no evidence that any of this is linked to Joe Biden They lied They lie Joe Biden said he was totally unaware of any of his son's business activities He lied Now he said they say he's confident that his son didn't violate any law which is it But there's more There's a lot more The wonderful New York Post Steven Nelson Chuck grassley says first brother Jim Biden in crosshairs of a hundred business probes Senator grassley and I want to salute senator grassley when his salute senator Johnson do you know they've had no support for Mitch McConnell None None No support from the Republican leaders pathetic In fact McConnell has spent more time trashing Donald Trump Then he has been demanding answers from Joe Biden Because that's the nature of rhino world Whether it's dizzy Lizzy trainee or a head case Adam kinger or the cape May orca Chris Christie Or the CEO and chairman of the Washington compost

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House passes $35-a-month insulin cap as Dems seek wider bill

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | Last month

House passes $35-a-month insulin cap as Dems seek wider bill

"The the house house has has passed passed a a bill bill that that would would cap cap the the monthly monthly cost cost of of insulin insulin at at thirty thirty five five dollars dollars for for patients patients with with insurance insurance health health experts experts say say the the legislation legislation to to contain contain insulin insulin costs costs would would offer offer significant significant relief relief to to those those with with private private insurance insurance and and Medicare Medicare recipients recipients potentially potentially hundreds hundreds of of dollars dollars a a month month if if the the price price of of insulin insulin was was only only thirty thirty five five dollars dollars but but the the bill bill does does nothing nothing to to help help the the uninsured uninsured even even though though the the measures measures passed passed in in the the democratic democratic controlled controlled house house its its future future in in the the Senate Senate is is uncertain uncertain critics critics say say the the bill bill would would raise raise premiums premiums and and it it feels feels to to target target pharmaceutical pharmaceutical middlemen middlemen considered considered a a factor factor in in high high pricing pricing Iowa Iowa Republican Republican senator senator Chuck Chuck Grassley Grassley says says Democrats Democrats are are just just reaching reaching for for a a campaign campaign issue issue saying saying the the GOP GOP would would agree agree to to changes changes in in prescription prescription costs costs if if the the other other side side dropped dropped its its bid bid to to allow allow Medicare Medicare to to negotiate negotiate drug drug prices prices hi hi Jackie Jackie Quinn Quinn

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Federal Investigation of Hunter Biden Heats Up

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:25 min | Last month

Federal Investigation of Hunter Biden Heats Up

"So you have The Washington Post coming out saying the laptop is true. Miranda divine to her great credit led with the story with the article laptop from hell. The New York Post published it and they lost their Twitter account for even talking about it. And now you're starting to see in mainstream regime media pretty extensive coverage about a an indictment that might be looming because of a very serious and real federal investigation against Hunter Biden. This is CNN play cut 42. Well, Brianna, this is a very real, very substantial investigation of potentially serious federal crimes. We are seeing federal prosecutors in Delaware. Do exactly what you would expect to see federal prosecutors doing this situation. They're talking to witnesses, they're bringing people into the grand jury. They're issuing subpoenas. And I would expect, as Evan reported, they're now gaining steam and they need to make a decision, I think, in the at least intermediate future. In this case has been going on for four years and there is a realistic chance this could result in federal charges. Of course, then we be in unprecedented political territory, not legal territory, but a situation of having potentially the Justice Department prosecuting and trying to imprison the son of the president. And look, it's not like Hunter Biden is being investigated for doing something completely unrelated from his father. It's not like they're investigating Hunter Biden for not paying taxes because he's a sports star for the Lakers or for the New York rangers. Now this is because a business dealings he was doing with his father for his father and because his father who was who he was. The federalist dot com kind of summarizes some of truck grassley's findings, as chuck grassley and Ron Johnson have been on the story for years now and smeared at every single turn by the activist media but turns out they were totally right and completely on the Mark. Meanwhile, the activist press was not, according to the documents obtained by the senators, energy company CEFC, and an official arm of the Chinese government paid, Hunter Biden $100,000 cash further credit to a wasco, hunter's firm. There's no middle man in this transaction. This is a $100,000 wire transfer from what is effectively an arm of the Chinese government directly to Hunter

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Hunter Biden's 'Laptop From Hell' With Miranda Devine

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:42 min | 2 months ago

Hunter Biden's 'Laptop From Hell' With Miranda Devine

"With us right now is a phenomenal patriot, she's super smart and is shaking the matrix. There's a lot happening. I think it's because of her reporting and because of her book that we're starting to see some rumblings from our federal law enforcement agencies. In the direction of Hunter Biden with us is Miranda divine author of the plainly titled but accurately titled book the laptop from hell, Miranda, welcome back to the Charlie Kirk show. Thanks so much. Charlie, great to be with you. So tell us the book is out I've heard some amazing things about it and so tell us what the reaction has been. Well, look, it's been a bestseller, sold a lot of copies to people on our side of the fence, but really there was this wall between conservatives and people who are, you know, perhaps Trump voters who didn't vote for Joe Biden. And the people who read The New York Times and watched CNN and MSNBC and just were kept in the dark by their favored organs before the election. And until 17 months later, last week, The New York Times broke that wall, just a little, just a little chink by admitting that yes, the laptop from hell, Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop is real and they had authenticated emails on it. I mean, we did that 17 months ago, you know, basically the New York Post that was your previous guest, Emma Joe Morris, my friend, my colleague, she did a brilliant job of doing the due diligence that was necessary. And we also had Charlie Bobbie linsky, who you didn't need the laptop. You could just talk to Tony bubble linsky who was a very is a very credible businessman who got caught up in the Hunter Biden mess and a patriot, a naval veteran. He offered himself to the media and gave a press conference before the election after the New York Post story first came out. And no one was interested. They just dismissed him. They ignored him. We didn't. We published the material that he gave us, which was, you know, it corroborated what was on the laptop and it augmented it. And then there was the chuck grassley and Ron Johnson inquiry, which already about a month before we published that stories had already started laying down the paper trail, the documents that showed all this millions of dollars ended up being tens of millions of dollars coming out of Chinese and Russian and Ukrainian shady coffers into the bank accounts in America of Joe Biden's family members and their business

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Hearing opens for Jackson with pointed comments from GOP

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 2 months ago

Hearing opens for Jackson with pointed comments from GOP

"K. Tunji brown Jackson Supreme Court confirmation hearings have opened with Democrats praising her pick and Republicans promising pointed questions Senate Judiciary Committee chair Dick Durbin notes one hundred fourteen people have served on the court not a single justice has been a black woman view judge Jackson can be the first and while Democrat Amy Klobuchar praised Jackson you judge opening a door that's long been shot to so many Republicans said they will do their jobs S. tough questions about judge Jackson's judicial philosophy ranking Republican Chuck Grassley says it will not become a spectacle like the Brett Kavanaugh hearings for years ago Jackson is expected to be confirmed it barring any big missteps Sager mag Donny at the White House

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Hearing opens for Jackson, 1st Black female high court pick

AP News Radio

00:48 sec | 2 months ago

Hearing opens for Jackson, 1st Black female high court pick

"A Senate panel has started his story confirmation hearings for president Biden Supreme Court pick welcome judge Jackson and congratulations to you and your family thank you senator as he opened the Judiciary Committee hearing chairman Dick Durbin noted cantante brown Jackson would be the high court's first black woman if confirmed it's not easy being first often have to be the best in some ways the bravest Jackson will address the panel today before questioning starts tomorrow ranking member Chuck Grassley and other Republicans vowed tough but fair questions we will try to turn this into a spectacle she and several other GOP members cited how Democrats turned Brett Kavanaugh's hearings for years ago into a circus Sager mag Ghani at the White House

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U.S. Senate Passes $1.5 Trillion Gov't Funding Bill With Ukraine Aid

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:20 min | 2 months ago

U.S. Senate Passes $1.5 Trillion Gov't Funding Bill With Ukraine Aid

"So I want to get into a story here that broke late last night. The United States Senate has approved the $1.5 trillion spending bill that expands the power of the IRS and dramatically increases the size and scope of government last evening, but also it sends $13.6 billion to Ukraine. We're going to get into that. Now Senate Republicans voted for this 18 of them voted for it. Senator barrasso from Wyoming, Roy blunt from Missouri. Shelley Moore capito from West Virginia, Susan Collins from Maine, John cornyn from Texas, Joni Ernst from Iowa, Lindsey Graham from South Carolina, chuck grassley from Iowa. Kathy Hyde Smith from Mississippi, Mitch McConnell from Kentucky. Senator Moran from Kansas, Lisa Murkowski from Alaska, rob Portman from Ohio, senator Shelby from Alabama, John thune from South Dakota, Tommy tuberville from Alabama, a senator wicker from Mississippi and senator young from Indiana. Approved Nancy Pelosi's $1.5 trillion omnibus bill. What good are Republicans when we have Republicans doing the work of Democrats? So I want to focus on one part of this, which of course is us spending $13.6 billion to Ukraine. Now, I'm not going to get into whether or not we should send the money. I've already made my position clear on that. I'm going to ask a couple of questions about this. How about leaders thought this through? What does success look like with this sort of funding appropriation? What is an acceptable result? So a rational way of going about spending money, any person that we have here at NRB would ask the question before you spend $13.6 billion before you embark on a mission, you just have to say if it's the right or wrong thing to do, but also weigh the reality of pulling off that task. And the track record associated with the entity or the organization proposing it. So I have a question for all of our listeners that support sending money to Ukraine. Do you have trust in the CIA? Does mark milley and Lloyd Austin give you confidence? Because that's who we just funded. Does giving foreign aid to other countries give you confidence or does it give you skepticism? So just to be clear, these Republicans and a lot of people that are pushing for sending a to Ukraine. And it might be the right choice, by the way. I have said I don't believe it is. I could be corrected, but it's already

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Biden hosts GOP, Dem 'good friends' seeking court support

AP News Radio

00:57 sec | 3 months ago

Biden hosts GOP, Dem 'good friends' seeking court support

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Senate Panel Moves Forward With Bill Targeting Big Tech

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

00:55 sec | 4 months ago

Senate Panel Moves Forward With Bill Targeting Big Tech

"Last question, senator grassley, your longtime colleague who will win reelection again this year, has sponsored a big tech bill along with Amy Klobuchar. I am not a fan of that bill. Have you been persuaded of that, bill yet? No, I haven't. I think there is a lot more that we need to look into. I absolutely respect chuck grassley. Of course. I will take a look at that Bill. I'll do a deeper dive into it. But there is a lot of discussion that needs to happen across the board. Big tech, this will be a tricky one for us to navigate. They are private industry. They are we have to recognize that they are private industry, but have we given them through the United States federal government, have we given them the opportunity to really prevent free speech out there? All of those concerns need to be addressed. I'm not sure that we have found the right answer yet.

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"chuck grassley" Discussed on Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

07:39 min | 6 months ago

"chuck grassley" Discussed on Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

"All this week, we're talking about what regulation of the tech industry could look like. One area lawmakers are examining is how companies manage online content, including whether section two 30, which shields platforms from liability for what users post needs another look. Republican senator chuck grassley of Iowa has been outspoken on this issue, we sat down for an interview with the U.S. capitol, just before a warning came through a speaker, calling senators to the chamber for a vote. Grassley says his constituents often complain to him about censorship on social media platforms. And I asked him what Congress should do about it? Before I answer your question, I think it'd be, I'd like to give you the observation that I think that there happens to be a bipartisan agreement that hold on quote something needs to be done, but there's also a bipartisan opposition that things aren't this bad. We shouldn't do it, and we might screw things up. So if your question to me is, what can Congress do, there's a lot of things we can do if there's a will to do it, but right now, I see things pretty evenly divided. You are one of the few people still working in the Senate who actually signed the original piece of tech legislation more than 25 years ago, the communications decency act, which included that infamous section two 30. How do you think that lost a hold up today? The purpose has served a very good purpose. And that purpose is new new ideas in 1996. And new instruments of communication and that they needed some protection because we thought they were so good. And we're talking about before the words Google, Facebook, Twitter, wherever known. Those weren't words then. To help him get started. Now that they have become to the monopolistic point of view and control that they have and influence they have, it seems to me it's time to either do away with two 30 or to modify. How would you like to see it modified? I think I'd rather see it done away with. Why do you think it just needs to be completely done away with? The reason it was put in place in the first place to protect new instruments getting started is not applicable to these big platforms that we have now. Now somebody would say to you, well, we've got some little startups that need that protection. So then I said, I'd rather do away with it than modify it, but one of the ways of modifying it would be to make exceptions for smaller organizations. If we completely do away with section two 30 and tech companies do have to be liable for what people say on their platform. Wouldn't that just increase censorship by these tech companies? We've been warned of that, but I know how bad censorship is now. And I don't want to make it worse. How removing two 30 make it better? Or would it? Well, from the standpoint of censorship, these people, the various groups that are involved, there's actually a feeling that they serve a public utility purpose. And they all be regulated that way. I don't particularly take that point of view, but that's one answer to your question. What view do you take? What do I think? Yeah. I think it's going to lead to some compromise rather than repeal. Okay. I'd like to talk about another one of your bills that you filed this summer, the team act, tougher enforcement against monopolies, which would remove all the antitrust enforcement to the Department of Justice away from the FTC and FCC. Why do you think it's necessary to move that enforcement? I have seen, although it hasn't been a big problem, but too often, DOJ negotiating with FTC, what should we do and what you should do or sometimes not being able to settle it? And then actually both taking action or maybe nobody taking action. I think that sort of competition among government agencies is not legitimate and it's waste a taxpayer's money. So that's the reason why you would give DOJ more of the antitrust provisions. Would that come with more funding for the Department of Justice? The Department of Justice, but don't forget there's another Klobuchar grassley bill that has passed a Senate. Merger fee. And it's in the house that gives a more fundy by charging some mergers that are big more and then reducing the costs for mergers that are smaller companies. You're talking about your reputation earlier. You're also have quite a reputation for being an active user of social media. Congratulations on your new great granddaughter, by the way. Oh, you keep track. You're very up to date. Did you get the second one? Today we announced one today. Yes, I know. I saw the photo. It was very cute. I think that's a 15th one. Oh my gosh. You know, you are a very active user of social media, which kind of turned some of these ages stereotypes about who and how people use social media. On its head, what do you think it means to have somebody like you in front of pushing for tech regulation? Well, I hope I give credibility to it. Because I use it, I think, oh, I give credibility to the arguments where I think it's abused. I think hope I give credibility to the arguments why it's very useful. Because for me, as a political leader, it gives me an opportunity to put issues out there that maybe wouldn't otherwise get discussed as much because I think my job isn't just to listen to people. My constituents, my job is also to maybe promote discussions of issues and in a democracy you can't have too much promotion of issues, and that's kind of what I use Twitter for. Senator chuck grassley of Iowa, tomorrow, we'll talk about what tech regulation looks like right now with the new director of the consumer financial protection bureau, Rohit Chopra. I'm Kimberly Adams, and that's marketplace tech. This is APM. Hey y'all, I'm ri mahrez, host of the marketplace podcast. This is uncomfortable. In our newest season, is airing out all the dirty laundry. Because, look, we all have money secrets. A lot of them are private, the kind of secrets that stay in the family. And then there are the not so private ones. The societal secrets that dictate our day to today existence in ways we don't always realize. Listen, as we talk about life and how money messes with it. Be sure to subscribe to this is uncomfortable, wherever you get your podcasts..

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Garland defends memo on violent threats to school boards

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 7 months ago

Garland defends memo on violent threats to school boards

"Attorney General Merrick garland is defending a memo aimed at fighting threats and violence against school officials nationwide as some school board meetings devolved into shouting contest about covert nineteen requirements and other issues garlands memo told justice department divisions to coordinate with local law enforcement Republicans like Chuck Grassley insists he overstepped by essentially stopping parents from speaking out so that's a poisonous chilling effect at a Senate hearing garland said the memo makes clear free speech is protected the only thing we're concerned about senator is violence and threats of violence signaling he has no plans to rescinded the memo as Republicans are demanding Sager make ani

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Grassley Will Run for 8th Term in Senate

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

02:01 min | 8 months ago

Grassley Will Run for 8th Term in Senate

"The other bit of breaking news. Is that your colleague. Chuck grassley with whom you serve at. The age of eighty eight has announced. He's running for re election. And i for one. I'm glad you know pete. Wilson's eighty eight. We are honoring and last night on the thirtieth anniversary of his first year. As governor of california. Those two eighty eight year olds. Put us to shame. Jim talent they do. And i'm gonna tell you they're they're like chuck is is what we lawyers call. And you know this. Better than i do sue generis. Yes so i mean he is every time i see chuck. It's like the same chuck grassley i. I met twenty seven years ago when i got elected to the house. i saw in and And then i served with fifteen years ago. The guy's incredible he doesn't incredible job For iowa and more power to them. And i wouldn't say that normally i mean normally i would quietly. Somebody asked me say you know you'd be thinking he's unbelievable that there's always an exception the rule my role is you shouldn't be in the senate after your seventy two. The john kyle rule chuck grassley the exception because he is one of. I love the history channel rants on twitter right. I love that stuff. But he also takes care of iowa and when he We're gonna be talking about this when he decides to run at ninety four as well. By the way he'll make his eighty eight county drive. He works at very hardy. Takes care of iowa for joni ernst. Can't keep up with them. But like pete wilson. Were drinking the water differently when they made those two jim talent. I asked pete wilson last night. What makes a great senator. So i want to ask you chuck grassley. What makes a great senator. The the most important prerequisite is to have the heart of a servant. Okay and chuck. Does in pete wilson. Does i mean you've got you. You have to be another really important thing goes with that is to have a dose of humble understand and and and they both do.

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Meet the 18 Republicans Who Sold out for an Unfinished Infrastructure Bill

Mark Levin

01:57 min | 10 months ago

Meet the 18 Republicans Who Sold out for an Unfinished Infrastructure Bill

"The great website Breitbart put Shawn Moran, Um, meet the 18 Republicans who sold out on radical Democrat infrastructure plan without even reading it. $1.2 trillion Here's who they are. Roy Blunt, who is retiring and Missouri. And by the way, three of the Republicans are retiring, and seven of them were just re elected. So they figure you'll forget, and they're untouchable. Roy Blunt Repubic. Missouri. Richard Burr, Repubic, North Carolina. Shelley Moore Capito. She's awful, West Virginia. Bill Cassidy, a disaster. From Louisiana. Mike Crapo. Crepeau, but I like crap. Oh, Lindsey Graham. Mr T V. Mitch McConnell disaster. Lisa Murkowski. Well, she's a perfect target Alaska. We've been disappointed before. Rob Portman, retiring. He was apparently the head of the brain Trust. Jim Risch of Idaho, Idaho can do a lot better than him. Mitt Romney of Utah. Anybody can do a lot better than him. Thom Tillis, North Carolina. What a mess. Todd Young Indiana absolutely useless, Senator Chuck Grassley. Too bad truck. You went along on this one, huh? You don't mind bankrupting your Children and your grandchildren? I guess. John, who've in of North Dakota, light white. Kevin Cramer, North Dakota lightweight Susan College main disaster. Mike rounds of South Dakota's indicated he will say he will vote yes to And there's no billion

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Garland confirmation is a stage for 4 of GOP's 2024 hopefuls

C-SPAN Programming

05:38 min | 1 year ago

Garland confirmation is a stage for 4 of GOP's 2024 hopefuls

"App. Federal Judge Merrick Garland is president Biden's nominee to become attorney general. He testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee today. The hearing lasted most of the day We begin with committee chair Dick Durbin of Illinois. This hearing will come to order today. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to be the 86th attorney general of the United States. Judge Garland I wanna welcome you and your family. I want to welcome you back to the Senate Judiciary Committee. I know this return trip. It's been a long time and planning on you're here. Finally, this will be the Judiciary Committee's first hearing of the 117th Congress. Before I turned to my opening remarks. I'd like to just take a few minutes to make some Acknowledgments. I want to welcome my friend, Senator Chuck Grassley as the committee's ranking member. When I first came on the Senate Judiciary Committee 24 years ago, I was the ranking member on subcommittee with you, and we dealt with the issue of bankruptcy. Now Illinois and Iowa sit next to each other. And so did Urban Grassley. We have our differences. But Senator Grassley and I have worked together on important legislation over the years, most recently on criminal justice and sensing reform. I look forward to continuing that work in this Congress. I want to recognize the outgoing chair and ranking member Senator Lindsey Graham, who will join us remotely this morning, and Senator Dianne Feinstein. Senator Graham, as is true of Senator Grassley. Well, we don't always agree, has always been a welcome partner on many issues. Including one of the most challenging issues, immigration, Senator Feinstein. I want to come in for leading the committee Democrats with Grace and resolved over the past four years. I know she will continue to be an important voice on this committee on a host of issues, including in her new capacity as the chair of the Human Rights and Laws subcommittee, which I was proud to charity and past Congresses. I also want to welcome our new committee members who either be here in person. I see one in person and one probably remote senators Padilla And also on the Democratic side, Senator Cotton on the Republican side. I look forward to working with each of you. There's some historic first in the Judiciary Committee this year, Senator Padilla, our new senator from California, will be chairing the subcommittee on immigration, citizenship. Border safety. I'm honored that he's the first Latino senator to chair that subcommittee, and we look forward to his leadership. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey will chair the subcommittee on criminal justice and counter terrorism. He's the first Black senator to chair a judiciary subcommittee. And we could not imagine a better choice at the helm of this particular subcommittee to all of our other members who are returning to serve on the committee. Welcome back. I want to thank all the committee members for agreeing to hold this committee hearing and vote on Judge Garland's nomination. It is a great honor to serve on this committee. The Senate established the Judiciary Committee by resolution on December 10th 18 16, making it among the very first standing committees of the Senate. This committee has seen many consequential debates and approved many important nominations and landmark legislation in the committee's history. There has only been one prior Illinois senator to serve his chair Judge Garland Lyman. Trumbull, who led the committee from 18 61 to 18 72, and during his term of service was a Democrat, a Republican, a radical Republican and a Democrat. Again. He was the most bipartisan senator, you could imagine His tenure was also distinguished by passage. Of historic legislation, the 13th 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution. The Freedman's bureau acts of 18 65 and 18 66 Civil Rights Act of 18 66. The last of these was introduced by Trumbull ultimately became the nation's first civil rights law. As chair, Trumbull saw a nation torn apart by original sin slavery and widespread violence and injustice that continued even after the 13th amendments. Passage is African Americans throughout the nation face race. System. Our nation is still dealing with the consequences of these injustices. People of color face systemic racism, and we're still working to rid this nation of the horrific legacy of slavery and Jim Crow. This committee could make a difference. We have the jurisdiction and the opportunity to do it through legislation, oversight and nominations, including this nomination of Merrick Garland to service our nation's next attorney general. There have been few moments in history where the role of attorney general and the occupant of That post It mattered more Judge Garland should you be confirmed, and I have every confidence you will be. You'll oversee a Justice Department at an existential moment. After four tumultuous years of intrigue, controversy and brute political force, the future of the department is clearly in the hands of the next attorney general Under attorney general Sessions and successor Bill Bar. The Justice Department literally became an arm of the White House committed to advancing the interest. The President Trump his family and his political allies. It came as little surprise then that the U. S Department of Justice became the Trump Department of Justice General Bar stated clearly that he believed the attorney general was the president's lawyer, not the nations. And what were the results too many in the department's senior roles cast aside the rules law trump appointees in the apartment sidelined career public servants from Lyon attorneys, two FBI agents Limited their roles disregarded their nonpartisan input override, overriding their professional judgment and falsely accusing them of being members of the

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Pandemic support at center of Yellen confirmation hearing

AP News Radio

00:55 sec | 1 year ago

Pandemic support at center of Yellen confirmation hearing

"President elect Biden's treasury secretary nominee is already facing off with Republicans at her confirmation hearing Janet Yellen says Congress must do more to help fight the pandemic induced recession without further action we risk a longer more painful recession now and longer term scoring of the economy later Bivens pitched a one point nine trillion dollar relief plan but many Republicans like finance committee chair Chuck Grassley say that's too expensive and spends too much on non virus measures like boosting the minimum wage now is not the time to enact a laundry list of liberal structural economic reforms Yellen's expected to be easily confirmed as the nation's first female treasury chief after serving as the first woman to head the federal reserve while Biden was vice president Sager made Donnie Washington

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Joe Biden To Hold Remembrance Ceremony for 400k COVID Victims

Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

01:04 min | 1 year ago

Joe Biden To Hold Remembrance Ceremony for 400k COVID Victims

"Day of Donald Trump's presidency. President elect Joe Biden and Vice President elect Kamila Harris will take time to remember those who died during the Corona virus pandemic. The nation's death toll hit 400,000 this morning, and both incoming leaders will speak tonight at the Lincoln Memorial, reflecting pool to honor the victims, and the new administration is slowly taking shape this morning. The Senate Finance Committee has begun its confirmation hearing. For Treasury secretary nominee Janet Yellen. Democrats and Republicans immediately squared off over how much more support the economy needs during this pandemic. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat who's scheduled to take over his chairman of the committee, told yelling that his top priority is to avoid the mistake made a decade ago in Congress withdrew support for the economy too soon after the housing crisis and delayed the recovery from the last recession. But Republican Senator Chuck Grassley pointed out at the hearing this morning, pointed out all the support that's already been approved and says he was concerned that the incoming Biden administration wants to raise taxes and enact what he called massive spending programs. President

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Mitch McConnell congratulates Joe Biden, Kamala Harris for election win

All Things Considered

01:58 min | 1 year ago

Mitch McConnell congratulates Joe Biden, Kamala Harris for election win

"When Joe Biden becomes president next month, the most important relationship he will have in Washington could be with Mitch McConnell at that point With President Trump out of the White House, McConnell will be the most powerful Republican official. And today for the first time, the Senate majority leader finally acknowledged that Biden won the election for more on how the Republicans are grappling with Biden's victory. We turn now to NPR national political correspondent Don Gonyea, Eh? Hey, don Hey, Greetings. Greetings. All right, so let's start by what we heard from McConnell this morning. How exactly did that all play out? So the Senate open for business, and it's very formal, stately way. That's when the majority leader did That thing He didn't do after Biden was first projected the winner or after the votes were certified in state after state. And he didn't do it after the electoral college vote yesterday, But he did decide this morning was finally time. Many millions of us had hoped the presidential election would yield Different result. But our system of government has processes to determine who will be sworn in. On January, the 20th The Electoral college. Has spoken. So today, I want to congratulate President elect Joe Biden. And he also congratulated Vice President elect Kamila Harris. Now in In the past days and weeks, only a few Republicans have been willing to acknowledge Biden's victory. But since the Electoral college voted, that list has grown a bit some key names Dad to the list Star, two of the president's staunchest allies in the Senate, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina in Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. When there's also Iowa's Chuck Grassley. When asked about the election results, he said, it doesn't matter what Chuck Grassley thinks. The Constitution has answered that question for so there

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"chuck grassley" Discussed on WDRC

WDRC

01:53 min | 1 year ago

"chuck grassley" Discussed on WDRC

"Well, If you run a business, you understand, Ah, lot of businesses taken amazing amounts of money. But if most of that money goes to pay your workers to pay for payroll to pay for rent to pay for the expenses of the business. The fact that a business takes in a million dollars does not mean the owner makes a million dollars because you're allowed to deduct those expenses. As they point out in this story. Such deductions are common when those expenses are paid for with the revenue from running a business Well, the folks who put this part of the program together and it's a Republican named Chuck Grassley from Iowa and a Democrat name Ron Wyden, who claims to represent Oregon. He actually lives in New York City. They said the Congress may act when it reconvenes in December. Because the Iris is now saying, We're not going to let you deduct those expenses. So it sounds as though some of the Democrats Have decided that what they wanted to do is flush a lot of money through the businesses into the pockets of individual American workers who found themselves without jobs because of the business shutdowns, but then tell the business owner You're gonna have to pay taxes on the money that flowed through your business, and you're not going to be able to deduct things like payroll and rent. This is gonna be really bad news for a lot of small businesses that are already in a world of hurt because of the China virus, and now to find out so the money that I took in, not me. But these businesses took in To pay their workers is now gonna be taxed to some considerable degree. This may be the death knell for a number of businesses, even those that have managed to survive through the chant China virus pandemic and the various government shutdowns. You know, I've recently discovered the great line of products from infinite CBD. They offer a variety of products purposely formulated help ease discomfort cope with daily stress. Help Keep your mind clear and focused..

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Carl Bernstein says 21 GOP senators contemptuous of Trump

AP News Radio

01:03 min | 1 year ago

Carl Bernstein says 21 GOP senators contemptuous of Trump

"Former Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein's tweeted out the names of nearly two dozen Republican senators who he says have criticized the president behind his back but some of those named are denying the report Karl burns Steen took to Twitter denouncing the senators quote Craven public silence that's helped enable president trump's most grievous conduct he listed twenty one names Utah's Mitt Romney is on the list earlier this month casting doubt on trump's claim the election and somehow been stolen not accurate and to destructive but senator Chuck Grassley spokesman disputes his listing saying there's no difference between what the senator says publicly and privately South Carolina senator Tim Scott's office called his placement on the list baseless accusations of someone who clearly has an axe to grind burns Steen said he learned about the politicians suppose it feelings through conversations with their colleagues staff members lobbyists and White House aides Jackie Quinn Washington

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"chuck grassley" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:45 min | 1 year ago

"chuck grassley" Discussed on KQED Radio

"What happened while you were sleeping and the news interviews and analysis for the day ahead, National International and local news tomorrow on morning edition. From NPR in W. B. You are I'm Tanya. Mostly, this is here and now President Trump's latest nominee to the Federal Reserve Board. Judy Shelton, is in limbo after the Senate refused to approve her this week. And although some Republicans are hoping to get another chance to advance her nomination to the central bank, time is running out. Let's bring in. Mike Regan, senior editor for Bloomberg News, and Mike Shelton's candidacy has stalled for about a year and a half because she faces opposition on both sides of the aisle. Why has it taken so long for the Senate to get to this point? What's any of the main issue is she's just a very controversial nomination due to her past views that are sort of way out of the mainstream of economic thinking and also because her opinions seemed to really change to align herself with President Trump when he came into office to sort of back up the things that Trump wanted out of the Fed. S O. The Republican leadership in the Senate really had a tough time building the support that they would need to pass her through the Senate. There. Actually, three Republican senators Mitt Romney, Susan Collins and Lamar Alexander, who opposed her. Andare also to other Republicans, Truck grass, Chuck Grassley and Rick Scott, who are in quarantine for the virus right now, so even if they were able to sort of drum up a tie and have Mike Pence votes to break the tie with those two senators out on quarantine, they just don't have the votes to even get get to a tie that the vice president could break. I'm talking about some of her controversial views. She's faced criticism for her view that the value of the dollar should be tied to gold. The U. S really has essentially not been on the gold standard for almost 100 years. Is it unusual for president to nominate someone with views that are so outside of the mainstream? Absolutely, especially to get them this far, President Trump did sort of pushed the envelope, so to speak in this realm by discussing Pointing both Herman Cain and Stephen Moore to the Fed earlier in his term. Both of them never made it this far where there was actually the potential will be voted on. So this is likely the most controversial nominee to make it this far in the process that we've seen in a long time. You laid out really well for us, the chances of her being approved and the stacks against her, But if she were approved, she'd be on the board through 2024 what impact would likely which he likely have on the Fed's role in navigating a recovery from the pandemic. So there are seven members of the Federal Reserve Board. All seven of them are part of the 12 member Open Market Committee, which is what we sort of think about when people reference the Fed because that's the committee that sets, interest rates and other policies that sort of directly affect the markets on the economy, So she gets just one vote s O. That means she doesn't have a huge pole on that policy. But I think What the critics are getting at is that she sort of be a distraction and a bad influence on the whole process. There's also a concern about just opening that window, opening that door towards purely politically motivated members of the Fed, which I think politicians on both sides of the aisle wants to avoid that. Because they, you know, it's just a dangerous precedent to set to sort of have these very politically loyal members of the Federal Reserve actually get.

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"chuck grassley" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

03:27 min | 2 years ago

"chuck grassley" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Before the Senate finance committee chaired by Chuck Grassley live on C. span radio WCS beer from Washington of questioning when we start out with which you probably would expect me to start out with referred to in my opening statement and in that statement I commend you for help your leadership in the effort to lower prescription drug prices and particularly helping us with our legislation can you speak to the proposal in the budget to reduce prescription drug costs in this notation of a hundred thirty five billion in reduced spending and also included in your answer are your general thoughts on how this could be helpful to me in and server widen and all the people on this committee that support support our bill well thank you Mister chairman and I've I've been delighted to work with you and ranking member widen on this legislation this package is a reasonable package it's bipartisan and it can really help in terms of helping to control list price increases to decrease out of pocket spending by patients with special our seniors and fixing the incentives in the part D. program to really give the plans the incentive to really negotiate hard against the big pharma I don't understand why big pharma isn't supporting it these are important reforms isn't packages like this and other bipartisan efforts are important at saving seniors money stopping list price increases and getting better negotiations and I think these are some of the best reforms that we can work on together thank you I'm interested world health care and this committee's been in the middle that for at least three decades it's difficult to keep high quality metal care meant medical care in those environments over the past each decades I champion landmark roe healthcare legislation we've had some successes but things change rapidly and well maybe not rapidly but they slowly changing or America so we have problems still developing I'm very pleased to see in the president's budget it containing a new renewed focus on rural healthcare well the H. H. budget material provides a broad outline a past accomplishments in future goals they do not contain specific details of about the policy that is why today I wanted to give you surgeries are an opportunity to explain in some detail how the administration plans to build a rural delivery models leverage technology and create appropriate world provider payments thank you Mister chairman and thank you for your decades long advocacy supporting world health care it's been a passion of mine also I am the product of rural healthcare in America and we roll healthcare suffering and we have developed a comprehensive agenda I'm delighted to see how prominent is in this year's budget you'll be seeing a lot of activity this year some of the changes that we do propose in our budget on one of them is to help stop world hospital closures so what we would do is ask Congress to allow critical access hospitals in rural areas to voluntarily convert to emergency hospitals so that they don't.

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"chuck grassley" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

01:56 min | 3 years ago

"chuck grassley" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Know. But they think it was caused by renovation, and I hope that. The reason renovation. What's that all about? But it say terrible site could be hauled. President Trump on the fire at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris today. Several members of congress also sent tweets out about that massive blaze in the French capital. Senate president proteomic Chuck Grassley tweeting as a person who loves history, I'm saddened by the fact that fires wreaking havoc on Notre Dom in Paris. I hope it was all an accident. And that there's a commitment to rebuild the cathedral dates back to a cornerstone late in eleven sixty three and has experienced a very rich history. House speaker Nancy Pelosi tweeting Notre Dom Peres has stood as a beating heart of religion and culture for centuries. Inspiring all who have visited her the footage of today's fire is nothing short of heartbreaking and Kirkpatrick Representative democrat from Arizona, saying Notre Dame cathedral. Role is more than a medieval religious landmark, it's a symbol of France its destination and time capsule for the millions of people that visit her each year. My heart goes out to the French people congressman Mike Simpson. Republican vita ho saying that Notre Dom represents one of the most consequential religious architectural symbols in the world, Kathy. And I pray that there are no injuries or loss of life and send our hopes for a quick containment of the fire and recovery of this icon ick cathedral. More from President Trump now this afternoon in Minnesota for an event on tax reform on this tax filing deadline day. The president spoke about the effect of last year's tax cuts on the economy in Minnesota. Man came up to many was crying strongman.

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"chuck grassley" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

05:49 min | 3 years ago

"chuck grassley" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"You're on the Gulf war. Were you there when he got the news now, I was I was at the waiting to get on Air Force One. When I got it. He was at Merrill, Lago and it came out about three o'clock. And I think, but Tony time that our office got it in you got it couldn't have been a couple of minutes. On there. I saw him on the plane afterwards and. Just put I don't know how to explain this. I mean, you've been under extreme scrutiny even shouting to the mountaintop. I didn't do this a sense of relief. Sense of frustration. How could this happen or those who did it gonna get away with it? And I hope some new energy to that will lead to okay now, the twenty six maybe legitimacy D'amoto election that I didn't have before. Let's go on about governor the country last question. We're here. Who else would you be looking? Well. How was still hired. I'd like for him to come. If you would. Establish a record of how much did the Democratic Party pay fusion GPS? How much money did they give the Mr. Steele? How could Bruce oars wife worked for fusion GPS while he was like the number four at DOJ. Ask a question is the dossier? Verified to this day is my belief that the information in the dossier is unverified to this very day. Mr. cooling did not go to Prague the salacious material in the dossier. This just a bunch of garbage. I think generated by Russians trying to undercut our democracy. So I will do being I'll be doing oversight to try to put this puzzle together. And I don't know what Mr. bar will do. But I ain't because of the emotional nature of all this that somebody like Mr. Muller needs to look at the Faisal warrant the other stuff. Thank you very much. Senator Lindsey Graham Republican from South Carolina, and chair of the judiciary committee earlier today on Capitol Hill. This is she's brand radio programming from Monday WCBS be from Washington. The Senate is now coming into session for the week continued debate on judicial nominations also senators will take a resolution in support of the so-called green new deal. And some of them may talk about the Muller report live now to the Senate under the previous order. The leadership time is reserved morning. Businesses closed under the previous sort of the Senate will proceed to executive session to resume consideration of the following nomination. Which the clerk will report nomination the judiciary Bridget s Baid of Arizona to the United States Circuit Judge for the ninth circuit. Senator from Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley. I come to the floor today to share a message from Iowa's heartland. As you know, millions of Americans in the middle of the country are experiencing catastrophic flooding, my home state of Iowa. And our neighbors in Nebraska are particularly hard hit and downriver of the Missouri and Mississippi it'll affect others. I wanna thank the administration for swift response on Saturday to approve the expedited request for a major disaster declaration made by Iowa governor, Kim Reynolds on Thursday evening, the flooding has caused tremendous damage impacting more than two terms of Iowa's ninety nine counties. The federal disaster proclamation will trigger emergency assistance to fifty six of those counties, so far, and that would be the counties and boom on the map here. Governor Reynolds team has been in trenches working hand in hand with local officials in county emergency coordinators. They estimated damage so far across our entire state being one in six billion dollars. The damage is estimated for agriculture is two hundred and fourteen Marian damages to homes and eighty one million levee repair estimates five hundred and twenty-five. By all accounts. And every possible metric the damages and devastation are overwhelming. And yet at the very same time, the legendary mythology of America's heartland people is rooted in true, rogue recovery will be long ruling and at times gruesome, but I am confident that the grit and resilience of Iowans and their fellow Midwesterners will prevail. The last week. We've heard remarkable stories of neighbor helping neighbor of neighbors helping total strangers. Residents of all ages. And residents of differing.

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"chuck grassley" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

05:48 min | 3 years ago

"chuck grassley" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

"Here's the conclusion of my interview with the United States Senator Chuck Grassley, chairman of the finance committee. When are we going to get answers from Chuck Grassley? Well, first of all, I I'm maybe it's understandable that when prosecutions going on I can't tell you anything about Uber. But quite frankly, if I did, I couldn't tell you. But I don't know. In regard to the inspector general, all I can tell you is I have confidence in Horowitz as inspector general and Uber is working with the inspector general because see the inspector general can't prosecute. So presumably stations may Huber available to the inspector general, but their relationship. Ship. I don't have any information on. But I want you to know that I have great confidence in Horowitz on whatever he can is is investigating. And that's a follow on of the report that he gave us your. I think last October. And and and we were told that this will come out in a couple months now I met with Horowitz before Christmas. So that couple months maybe would be March or April. I don't know. Exactly. What what? Specifically, he told me at the time. Now, when do you expect the special counsel Muller, and whom I have great confidence to finish his work. I know that you're going to vote for Bill bar, your colleague Senator Blumenthal, quite expectedly. Always wrong is going to vote against him. I know you will vote for him. But neither of those votes have anything to do with. When Muller gets done. When do you expect to see the special counsel's report? Within a month? If we see it. But here's here's where Blumenthal retire on the same page, maybe for different reasons. Blumenthal's on a bell with me because he wants this report out, I suppose because it's gonna make Trump look bad. I look at it from this standpoint. I I don't care what the report says we paid twenty five million maybe thirty five million and the public ought to know what their twenty five or thirty five million bought and except for national security and privacy of individuals. And those would you be understandably re redacted everything else. I think ought to be out. I agree. I wanna see it all unless we're compromising a method or a source. Did you think you've watched the FBI for a long time you've held oversight for as long since? I was in the department of Justice wasn't there when they arrested Roger stone was that over the top and your opinion Chuck Grassley. Why? All of the FBI agents at cetera. Yeah. The answer is. Yes. But even more deplorable is the fact that somebody within the organization or close to the organization, and it may have been somebody just recently on the outside told CNN about it. So he'll be there. Do you expect last question? What do you expect from Bill bar is he going to clean this? I think Chris raise a great FBI director. I think Bill bars experience you expect this department to get straightened out. I it doesn't matter who's head of it. There's some institutional problems and one of the institutional problems is they don't have the proper respect for his Lord. I've changed some legislation within the last couple of years on that issue, but not enough and there's going to be every resistance. And if people don't wanna listen to whistleblowers, and do what whistle blower said that's a cultural problem within the organization, that's gotta change and I discussed this with Ray when he was up for confirmation. And he everybody keeps telling me they're going to have respect for wisdom are going to listen to them. But it just doesn't always turn out that way. And a last question, do you expect that we are going to find there was any collusion or conspiracy between the president of the United States and Russia? No, no. And getting back to your previous question. I tell people whoever whatever department they're going head either you run the bureaucracy or it's going to run you. Well, said Senator Grassley I look forward to talking to early and often good work on the finance committee. And tell Senator Graham you're there as his wing man, get them moving. Let's get these judges confirmed. I always appreciate talking to you Senator now. Thank you very much. Goodbye. Chuck Grassley answers every question. All right. I just I love him as a guest there is just no messing around. He tells you exactly what he thinks. He wants it. We we paid twenty five million dollars for the special counsel report. He wants to see it. He wants to whistle blowers. Listen to he wants drug pricing changed. He wants to judges to be moved forward. We're going to get Naomi routed. I didn't know that she's going to move forward. She'll be on the DC circuit within two weeks. And he is for changing the rules of the Senate. If the Senate continues to be dilatory in the Democrats delay tactics. Which means we're going to change the rules of the Senate because they're not going to change because there are left-wing crazy base is not going to let them change. Thank you out. And thank you, Ben. Thank you, generally Simone, Dwayne came in today. So he can actually post the Chuck Grassley thing, it's a new thing. And with the it's a it's a great thing for Tuesday to see Dwayne and Chuck Grassley he posted yet. Yeah. Because I typed it in real time eight that someday we're going to get that good. I remind you if you wanna think what I'll be tweeting tonight and throughout the day, the state of the union. My my bingo card is Venezuela drugs and border. I hope the president begins after acknowledging speaker Pelosi's returned to the gavel and complimenting her begin with the call for freedom. And then as Walea ends with a call for freedom in Venezuela. It's the story of the decade to make this.

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"chuck grassley" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

07:04 min | 3 years ago

"chuck grassley" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"It's good to have you. Here this morning, what a show just typing up the guest list for the internet. You know, if you're not following me on twenty ought to be following me on Twitter and every morning. I tell you who who's going to be on because people like to say, okay, am I doing the order in which they come? And I always always always get Chuck Grassley wrong. Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate finance committee will be along later today. But I always get it wrong. I always look for Senator Grassley Senator Chuck he's one of those guys that doesn't us Senator in his name. And that's why it's always kind of a pain in the neck. But I love you Chuck Grassley is always good. We'll get a couple of digs in it. The history channel what's going on today? What's the state of the Union Day? That means what be up late tonight. Trump is going to call for comedy. But according to the Washington Post political rivals are Scoffing. This is from David nakimora this morning facing growing political headwinds. He writes in the Washington Post President Trump on Tuesday. We'll try to convince the nation that his presidency remained strong and viable in the state of the union address the age described as a sincere appeal to broaden his governing coalition, but Trump is also expected to reaffirms demand for congresses. Support is hard line immigration agenda after a robust defensive foreign policy initiatives that have engendered fierce criticism from Democrats who asserted newfound power to blunt, his agenda. You know, what I'm looking for very very simple is a rallying call to Venezuela. That's what I I'm going to be doing commentary tonight for both the Washington Post and NBC. Yeah. With my popcorn couple of pieces here. And it's like it's like when I tweet during the Super Bowl, which is absolute must see tweeting. I will be doing this for the Washington Post won't be tweeting. I'll be sending a missile off to the Washington Post in the midst of often they NBC as the president goes through it. And of course, there are some rituals with this people standing up and sitting down people yelling things people not yelling things. I hope he begins with a generous. Congratulations to speaker Pelosi not just for being the first woman speaker, but the first woman to win back. The speaker ship is well kind of a special day for Nancy Pelosi, and we'll all we'll all wonder if he's going to say anything about Virginia. I'm not even sure anyone for Virginia's gonna go. I think they're embarrassed. I'm a Virginian. I'm glad I'm in California today. Have you been following Virginia? This is the post story on that the state capital hit a new level of chaos Monday as governor Ralph Northam ask staffers to stand by as he decided his fate. Well, the man who would succeed him Lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax denied the sexual assault allegation that appeared on a conservative website. North and gathered cabinet members and staffers to apologize for the pain caused by a racist photo in his nineteen Eighty-four medical yearbook. You really if I read this she like five years ago. No, one would believe any of this stuff that Virginia went elect someone who had a racist, black face Ku Klux Klan picture and his medical yearbook. Really this is two thousand and nineteen. He was elected two thousand seventeen we don't actually indulge racism anymore in this country. We don't not even close to it in a stake in racism, you get in trouble. You know trouble for that today for stupid racism as opposed to the old Ralph Northam kind of just out and out racism, Liam Neeson? You're you're not even going to believe this story. Can I just gonna skip to it? Liam Niessen describes racist revenge fantasy in newspaper interview. He did. The actor Liam Neeson said in an interview with a British newspaper last month that he wants spent a week walking the streets when the club looking for a black man to kill after a woman closed him was raped by someone. She said was black. She handled the situation of the rape in the most extraordinary way. Mr Nielson said of the episode which she said happened years ago. But my immediate reaction was that, you know, it was no well color were there were they she said it was a black person. I went up and down areas where the cauti- hoping I'd be approached by somebody the Northern Ireland born Mr Nielson said using a British word that describes a club like weapon. I'm Shay that. I'm ashamed to say that, but I did it for maybe a week hoping some black bastard would come out of a pub and have a go at me or something, you know. So that I could kill him. Mr Nielson made these comments which were published in the independent on Monday with an audio recording of the interview during a press event to produce new film called pursuit the remarks immediately were met with public outrage. What did he think? It's unfortunate and sick that Liam Niessen would in response to a tragedy. Simply seek out any black person to murder it's also homicide. I might add Melik. Russell a spokesman for the N double ACP. Shannon, Email paying suffered is not an excuse for racism. Yes. That's correct. If black people responded this way regarding all the time to our ancestors were lynched raped mutilated, tortured or shot down by police brutality. There would be too many bodies account. Mr. Russell added that was unnecessary. The fact that black people have not been able to blame for every white person for the deeds of racist whites as a tribute to our character as people Mr. Nathan, by the way has been nominated for an Academy Award for Schindler's List. He started the high profile series of films, including Lee Lamy's love, actually, Michael Collins gangs of New York Star Wars Episode one. He is done now for a while. Lisa was fun because the ways leeann Niessen could kill you cold pursuit. With just really written around the idea. We gotta add some things to the list of the ways that Leeson can kill you and cold pursuit. You've seen the trailer. If you go to movies, he's done. So now back to the governor and Lieutenant governor Fairfax in my home state, the New York Times right Virginia plunged deeper into political turmoil Monday now that's kind of turgid Jonathan Martin and Bill lender Virginia. No one's driving around in a state of panic felt like war of the worlds broken out. But you got to listen to this. You gotta listen to this because it doesn't get any better than this, Justin. Fairfax the Lieutenant governor has been accused of sexual assault had a press gaggle yesterday. And he blamed the governor for being behind it. Cut number two. Collect a pack is a statement. And so I don't know precisely where this is coming from. We've heard different things. But but here's the thing. Does anybody think it's any coincidence that on the eve of potentially being elevated that's win? This uncorroborated smear comes out as anybody believe. That's a coincidence. I don't I don't think anybody believes that's a coincidence again, particularly with something this the first time this was brought up it was a.

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"chuck grassley" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

News Talk 1130 WISN

01:59 min | 3 years ago

"chuck grassley" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

"Republican Senator Chuck Grassley on bipartisan legislation Blumenthal Grassley introduced legislation Monday to streamline the public release of a report on special counsel, Robert Muller's investigation into Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen presidential election in my conversation, so far there has been a lot of receptivity even tentative support among my Republican colleagues. Of course, there has been among Democrats as well. Blumenthal says he's optimistic the Bill will pass the utility company liable for damages and California's deadly campfire is a clearing bankruptcy PGA filed for chapter eleven today citing wildfires in two thousand seventeen and twenty eighteen the company's liabilities from the disasters exceeds fifty one billion dollars. You're listening to the latest from NBC News Radio checking out the movies this weekend. Here's your box office preview. The weekend's big new releases miss Bala based on a twenty eleven Mexican film of the same name. Gina rodriguez. Plays Gloria makeup artists from LA who we with her best friend in Tijuana, women friend disappears glory is kidnapped and forced to smuggle money for a drug cartel and asked to use Oliver brains and talent to escape the cartel and the DA and rescue her friend in the process. There's action thriller also stars male crews Cordova, Anthony, Mackie and Thomas Dekker out in limited release is the man versus nature survival. Film Arctic following a plane crash man is stranded in the farthest north reaches of the globe after a botched rescue that adds an injured woman to the mix. He faces the choice of staying at his remote camp or striking out into the icy unknown moss Mickelson stars and there's Icelandic production. Still in theaters are glass, the upside aquaman, the kid who would be king and Spiderman into the spider verse plus green book, a dog's way, home serenity, escape room and. Dragon ball super and that's your weekend box office preview on iheartradio. Book seems to be getting serious.

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"chuck grassley" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

03:09 min | 3 years ago

"chuck grassley" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"The public needs to know what is going on. I demanded and I'm trying to organize everybody that I can to call for this Republic. This report to be released to the public. There's there Senate legislation if I'm not mistaken introduced today by Chuck Grassley, and Richard Blumenthal that would essentially require a public version of the report, I think with exceptions made for redacting classified information. Do you foresee something like that passing out of the house in short order? Well, I think it could pass out of the house. Let me just say this the puck. Public has been very patient. They've been waiting. We have heard bits and pieces here and there, and we want to know in the public deserves to know. And so I support the legislation that it should be made public. And if there's classified information that has to be redacted, so be it, but make this report public Steve Mnuchin was one of the people who who's been making the case about the sanctions for Ola der, pasta, the Russian oligarch, who, of course, also employed Paul Manafort had a contact since indicted intermediary named constant Kalinic who would go back and forth between them dare pastas. Businesses have essentially escaped now the sanctions acts from department of treasury because they reorganized in ways the treasury department says they're happy with a lot of people unhappy on Capitol Hill. What's your response to the administration's actions? I'm not happy with it at all. I think that the, you know at the center of this. Question about whether or not the president colluded with Russia with Putin or the oligarchs, etc. Is the question of sanctions, we know that Putin wants these sanctions lifted and I've said from the beginning that I believe in. I don't have the proof. But I believe that Manafort was set to the campaign to be there to ensure that they get Trump elected in every way, they possibly could. And this is an exchange for him lifting the sanctions and don't forget, our president has said that he believes this ancient should be listed a one way or the other. So I just believe that Mnuchin is, of course, a guided by the president they all apart of, you know, this relationship that they have with Russia and Putin and went oligarchs, I mean, when you take a look at all of the allies of this president that's involved in this whole question, you cannot help but ask yourself what's at the bottom of this. And. I think it has been asked more than one time. Why are they all lying? I think it's about sanctions. And I think is very important for us to continue to pressure to get those sanctions continued at enforce and not to do what we've just witnessed. They're trying to do. And that is be involved with de listing on the sanctions congresswoman, Maxine Waters. Thank you for your time tonight. You're welcome. Thank you next. We'll Roger stone testify against President Trump. I'll talk to someone who wants considered Roger sodas mentor. Sam number on what angle he thinks. Stone is playing in two minutes..

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"chuck grassley" Discussed on POLITICO's Pulse Check

POLITICO's Pulse Check

04:45 min | 3 years ago

"chuck grassley" Discussed on POLITICO's Pulse Check

"Question Senator Wyden has pushed on the border separation policy by the Trump administration. You raise concerns on this last year to finance has jurisdiction over HHS. Are you going to hold any hearings on border separations not as of now, but I wouldn't say I wouldn't. But I did hold hearings on that when I was chairman of the judiciary committee. He did wrapping up because I know time is precious. You've been famously on Twitter for years, and your first tweet was from November two thousand seven that was before I tweeted that's before a lot of reporters. I knew tweeted near two thousand twelve tweet assumed dear dead is one of the the all time classics of the political genre. I know you've talked about being on Twitter and reaching your constituents. Why did you decide to get on so early for the same reason I decided to have satellite communication with my constituents on public television from here they could call in or questions? I same reason that maybe my staff, I don't remember this. But my staff was said, I was one of the first senators make use of the fax machine. Now, you don't even want to fax machine is. Museums or or or doctors offices, actually in other words, I hold town means like, you know, and each one of the ninety nine counties every Cuban a whatever you can do to get your message out, whatever you can do to encourage constituents to react to what you have dialogue is the essence of Representative government and Twitter's just one way of getting some dial. Like, I guess what I'm curious about was was there Senator Chuck Grassley at eleven o'clock at night logging onto Twitter did a staff member tell you about it or or. Yeah, you there's no way what ten years ago, even at age seventy five I'm not sure I'd be alerted to it. But but I like it now. And I'm glad some staffers was inventive enough to get me on it. There are they're the same ones that got me on the fax machine. Maybe generational a little different. There are younger members of. Grice who are turning to social media following in her footsteps beta or rock, a Instagram has dental cleaning. Alexandria, Cossio Cortez is on social media. Let are you planning to to Instagram your dental cleaning, do do you have any advice for these younger members since June trying to age the most I'm trying to do along that line? I'm trying to educate them about farming. Because two percent of the people in this feed the other ninety eight percent, so people need to know something about farming and appreciate it. So you can watch my corn watch as an example. That's it's hot social twenty three weeks of go back and look at each one of them. So you can find out how corn goes from putting seed in the ground to put an in at the local elevator. Senator I promise you we will include links to that in our in our show notes for this podcast last question. We were talking about this before we started recording. You were elected to the Senate in nineteen eighty you have had this job as long as I've been alive. Now, I've talked to your colleagues we even talked a little bit about this too about the golden age of congress feels like. It's passed. Was there a window in your thirty eight years in the Senate where you felt like things were were great because even ten years ago, there were certainly a lot of partisanship. It's a lot different now. Then when I came, but it the evolution happened. So slowly, maybe a little faster in the last ten years that it's hard for me to give you a window. I could give you a window on judges becoming so controversial. But generally speaking, it's kind of like, you know, you put a frog and cold water heated up to a boil and they die. But you throw them in the boiling water. They jump out it happened. So slowly that I I wouldn't want to say you talk about the frog in the boiling water. How does the water get cooled down? Is it even possible at this point? It's got to be possible for all. I don't think the country's going to be is ideal. Divided as grassroots forever. Like it is now. And if you would expect congress to be a reflection of the grass roots, you shouldn't be surprised when the coasts are blue and the center of the state country is bright red that congresswoman reflect that defeat like that frog in the boiling water. Well..

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"chuck grassley" Discussed on POLITICO's Pulse Check

POLITICO's Pulse Check

03:37 min | 3 years ago

"chuck grassley" Discussed on POLITICO's Pulse Check

"I I've always wondered this about you Senator I've heard you speak about transparent. See accountability oversight investigations at talk to your staff about oversight driven legislation. Was there a moment in your career where this all crystallized for you where you realized this is how I want to be as a Senator. These are the things I'm going to use on in nineteen eighty three. I went to the defense department to get some information on cost overruns. And I wanted to see a civil servant by the name of Chuck Spinney. That was in the the expert on this. I was met by a doctor shoo who was speaking for secretary Weinberger that said, well, I'll talk to you. But we can't have you talked to the civil servants. I said I wanna see Chuck Spinney you can come if you want to. So they I couldn't see Chuck Spinney. So let me see if a civil servant interesting. I went back to Capitol Hill and Weinberger called me up. Said we Republicans can't rely on these civil servants. This is the Defense Secretary out Reagan now, and I said, I'm going to get Chuck Spinney one way or the other and within three weeks or so we had a joint meeting of the of the budget committee and the Armed Services Committee in the Russell caucus room with eight television cameras, and I don't know whether five hundred people or three hundred people were watching and we had Chuck Spinney there, and we got the testimony we wanted and Monday morning. Chuck Spinneys face was on the cover time magazine. So that's why I decided, you know, you don't mess around with these people and ever since then you've been doing your oversight driven investigations, not only that, but it's a constitutional responsibility. You know, people think we just pass laws appropriate money. Then you forget about it. No, you're part of the checks and balances the government. And then you gotta make sure that the president Republican or democrat faithfully execute those laws. I heard you giving a floor speech on this last week when you're accepting your your role as president pretend he said, quote by conducting oversight and investigations, we hold the executive branch responsible to taxpayers. No matter which party is in power. How do you plan to hold the Trump administration accountable? I hope of already done it within the first month. He was in office. He sent a letter around or no they issued an edict that they're only going answer letter for committee chairman. We'll look at between the house and senators about forty or fifty committee chairman, what are you going to do about the other four hundred and eighty five years aren't forget about them. They're not entities. So we wrote him a seven page letter within a couple of weeks. They were up here. Talking to us. Maybe they came up to talk out of our position we talked to him for maybe an hour. A couple a couple months later the issued another letter saying that they were going to answer. Questions were any member of congress, and that has established your willingness to push you think on the Trump administration. You know, in fact, when I do when we have a Republican president, my colleagues say, well, why would you raise these questions with a Republican president doesn't matter where the ever Republican presidents are democrat breath. We style got the same constitutional responsibility to make sure that the laws are. Executed the way we intend him one more oversight..

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"chuck grassley" Discussed on POLITICO's Pulse Check

POLITICO's Pulse Check

02:52 min | 3 years ago

"chuck grassley" Discussed on POLITICO's Pulse Check

"Democrat Senator Max Baucus for years, the two of you switching off his committee head, and and ranking member do you think you'll have a similar relationship in report with Senator Ron Wyden, the current democrat who's ranking member on the committee, everything that I've done Ryan Wyden. And so far, but a lot of it outside the finance committee. We've had we've worked very well together. And I'm starting out this year that will be able to work together. But you remember between two thousand one and two thousand nine the political environment than not so ideologically divided at the grassroots of America is much more ideologically divided the grassroots. So I think congress represents said ideological divide, and I believe that just the realities of politics twenty eighteen twenty nineteen make it more difficult to duplicate the very close working relationship that I had with Max Baucus because every bail, but maybe two or three that got out of committee. Or bipartisan, the only one I can remember is ObamaCare that got out a committee that wasn't bipartisan, and and we've had played more division even under Senator hatches chairmanship in recent years than normally what you'd have. But that's got nothing to do with Biden an eye getting long or not getting along. That's just kind of the reality of the political situation in America today reflected then in the congress will then thinking maybe beyond Senator Wyden, your committee has taken up drug pricing issues. You and Senator Wyden have worked somewhat on drug pricing already. But it's more than just the two of you. And on the committee. There's some Democrats really are aggressive about what they wanted to drug pricing. And there are some Republicans who don't seem all that interested in doing much at all how do you view your role? How are you going to bring them together as committee chairman to do something on drug pricing? I think is going to be very easy. I think almost on anything except a democrat effort to have the government dictate prices. I'm a free market person. I'm chairman when part d was passed. I was chairman during part d when when even Kennedy was against the government, the government, dictating pricing ago, stating prices, and so I come from an area where we wanted to.

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"chuck grassley" Discussed on POLITICO's Pulse Check

POLITICO's Pulse Check

01:56 min | 3 years ago

"chuck grassley" Discussed on POLITICO's Pulse Check

"Did you feel like there's unfinished business? Yeah. It's because of the silly rules of the Republican caucus when you be when you use up your six years of being chairman of a committee. Then you can't be ranking member for six years, or whatever you have left to be. So I've used up my six years being chairman of the finance committee. I haven't used up my six years being ranking member of judiciary. So I spend two years the last two years of a six-year obligation for finance. So if we're in the minority twenty one and twenty two I can still be ranking member judiciary. Now, I could also choose to be chairman or ranking member of budget. But I'm not sure that that interests me, the judiciary committee also had a lot of circus like hearings the past couple of years. You presided over the judge Cavanaugh hearing was that a factor at all in thinking about moving back over to finance. No, no one factor. That is true of judiciary. Not true. Finance almost every Thursday. You have an executive hearing or army executive meeting. So you do legislation or do nominations, the the finance committee has executive sations but not on a regular basis. And so I think that I can spend more time on hearings where I had to share here is so many hearings than judiciary committee with other members of the committee. So I could do all the other responsibilities. I have particularly meeting with islands when they're in Washington. I'll have more flexibility now being chairman of finance thinking about finance,.

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"chuck grassley" Discussed on POLITICO's Pulse Check

POLITICO's Pulse Check

02:19 min | 3 years ago

"chuck grassley" Discussed on POLITICO's Pulse Check

"With some Senator Grassley colleagues. Senator Bill Cassidy senators using. Hollins center. Lamar Alexander just look in the archives. You can find those episodes to and with that. Here's my conversation. With Senator Chuck Grassley Senator Chuck Grassley. Welcome to politico. Pulse. Check. Hey, I'm glad to be with you anytime. I get a chance to communicate when my constituents that's what Representative government's all about. And I hope they communicate back. All you're always communicating. You have so many different paths from from sitting down with someone like media using social media, which we will get to. But I wanted to start with this. It's a new congress. You have a number of new responsibilities including your president pro tempore of of the Senate. This is significant responsibility or fourth in line now for succession to the president. I'm curious what in your realm of new responsibilities has been most interesting or surprising to you. As president pro tem. I think the number of duties that the code requires that really has not a lot of discretion. It's mostly ministerial. Title or maybe say ceremonial, but really if you summed it up, the president of the Senate is the vice president United States, but as you probably know in the last seventy years, I think starting with Nixon when he was vice president vice presidents haven't presided over the Senate or be involved in the Senate very much except for vote breaking ties and in ceremonial things. So I like to summit up that president pro tem outside of being in presidential succession, does whatever the president of the United States or the vice president of the United States does as president Senate only you do it when he's not here, which is about ninety nine percent of the time. Does your staff now call you Mr President behind closed doors? No. No, they call me. Chuck, I I'm not at that level. So have to refer to you. As Senator Grassley, your chairman again for the third time of the Senate finance committee after giving up leadership of the judiciary committee. I'm curious why you decided to come back..

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"chuck grassley" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

05:30 min | 3 years ago

"chuck grassley" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Next chance to win one thousand dollars is coming up after the twelve o'clock news on KOA NewsRadio. Sign in for rush on open line Friday. Let's go to John in fort dodge, Iowa, John you'll live on the Rush Limbaugh show. Great to have you with us. Thank you Mark for letting me on when I heard you talking about Steve king. I live in his district. All right. I wanted to just give you a little bit of perspective about what's happening here with Steve king. When you just mentioned that the conservatives have to gain by throwing him under the bus. Iowa the Republican party. Don't have many conservatives. They're shamed. King right. As a constitutionalist and somebody who's believes in, you know, against illegal immigration and so forth because the Republican establishment here in Iowa the governor said she's not going to support him the next time around if he decides to run they're going to try to primary him we've got four congressional districts in this state. We've lost all of them. But the one that Steve king is right because the Republicans that ran in those districts are a bunch of mushy moderates to and then they get beat, you know, and we noticed what happens. Joni Ernst thing thing. She's a rhino as well. Chuck grassley. He's not a conservative. They've got what they believe in is the establishment and big government as long as they get on it because they need to have people in there. Factory, egg processing facilities and factory, pork processing facilities. They need that cheap labor. That's the problem. So the conservatives are really the ones that are they're doing this to to Steve king, and it's sad. And I'm so glad that you pointed out what it was. He was really trying to stay. And how was spun by this New York Times knucklehead, you know, that did this interview with him. And and because he doesn't deserve it. It's absolutely ridiculous in sick. I don't even know if he'll run again. I mean, I wouldn't if I was him. But. Going on here. And you think that's he's endanger that then that he'll get primaried and some. Go ahead, John. Well, they've been they've been LA David they've been dying to get rid of him here. He's just not one of them. You know, I used to be on a Republican county committee for a while until I couldn't I couldn't stand it anymore because they all the Republican politicians in this state from the governor all the way down to the local they're they're just they're just owned by big egg egg business. Who have a big vested interest in in illegal immigration, cheap labor. And also there the belief there like everybody else, the mitt Romney's and all those kinds of people that Mitch McConnell, they get into government. They say, hey, we're all for big government as long as we're the ones that get run it. Well, this all there is all that's what we got here. There is a there is also a difference, though, John is that if you ask a democrat will you disassociate yourself from whoever it is making the remarks, this Ilan Oma this lady from Minnesota who seems perfectly straightforward about have attitude to Jews she's trying to hide it or anything. But they all say, you know, they they don't throw her under the bus. But you say anything to a reply will you distance yourself from so-and-so, and they can't wait. Okay. Yes. I'm put put twenty miles between me and him. Now. Join me to make it two hundred miles. They do that every time every time. Why is that? I have no idea the the Democrats never do it. They close ranks they protect their own. See I'm always thought that that that Democrats liberals, and and and. Even a savage Republic. They look at things differently. They don't understand that politics is like a war. You know, and the Republicans just don't get that. They they don't know how to fight. They don't know how to the Democrats could be out of power, and they will fight and scrape and claw. No, it's like they did in the first two years of the Trump administration. Nothing could get done because they weren't completely out of power. They know how to know the game and Republicans don't that's that's very true, John you make you make a good point that the the interesting thing is Republicans adopt this tank tick, the this is an important that is important. So so end on this surrender on that. We tactically will surrender. This a tough that bid a tough in pursuit of our broader strategic objective and somewhere along the way they actually forgot the strategic objective and just began surrendering all the tariff anyway. But as I said, well, it's now getting pity. It's actually getting pretty fundamental now 'cause when you surrendering quote, western civilization, unquote. There isn't a lot left after you've done that to surrender Mark Stein. In for rush. We have lots more still to come. You're listening to the IB network,.

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"chuck grassley" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

03:58 min | 3 years ago

"chuck grassley" Discussed on Here & Now

"You are I'm Jeremy Hobson and mouthing young. It's here now. So today's the day questions about William bar, President Trump's pick to lead the department of Justice are being asked on Capitol Hill, he was attorney general under George H W Bush, but today's hearings came after President Trump railed against the FBI and Robert Muller's investigations into Trump's and Trump's campaign's possible ties to Russia and with news that bar himself wrote a memo critical of the molar probe and shared it. With people in the administration what some called audition for the job of AG bar attempted to put some of those questions to rest today. Here he is before the Senate Judiciary committee. I I believe the Russians inter. Feared or attempted to interfere with the election. And I think we have to get to the bottom of it. Let's bringing NPR national security editor Phil Ewing, fill is that your sense of how the hearings have gone, it's been a very professional and measured. So far the hearing is in a break now, but bar has sought to reassure both Republicans and Democrats that he's going to be sensitive to their priorities. Democrats are focused on the special counsel's office. They want assurances that as a twenty general. He will not lean on Muller. He won't cut the legs out from under Muller. He won't cut a funding or interfere with the investigation in other ways and Republicans have their own priorities. They wanna talk about civil forfeiture and the rule of law and the responsiveness of the Justice department to their inquiries and bar has tried to walk through the concerns of each member. So far in the hearing they're in a break now. But we expect them to return probably in a few minutes and then get started for a second round. Well, the hearing stock. Let's back up. So people can hear it from the beginning. It started with former judiciary chair Chuck Grassley passing the gavel to Lindsey Graham, and then Senator Graham's Ravin fire line of questioning ran through many of the president's complaints against the FBI. And he also asked bar directly about Robert Muller. Let's listen to a little you say you've known Muller longtime. Would you say you have a close relationship when Mr. Mueller, I would say we were good friends? Would you say that you understand him to be a fair minded person? Absolutely. Do you? Trust him to be fair to the president and the country is a whole. Yes, you believe Mr. Muller would be involved in a witch hunt against anybody. I don't believe Mr. Muller would would be involved in a witch hunt. They'll just take for second that this is the first time Graham has chaired this committee. It's his first big hearing. That's right Graham, has taken the gavel from Chuck Grassley. The Senator from Iowa who was the committee for the last big round of these high profile hearings. The judiciary committee did. Graham has a high profile political figure he ran for president. He's been around. He's a very outspoken national security hawk and kind of political frenemy for the president. Sometimes he supports him. Sometimes he's out there carrying water for the White House trying to help with the attacks that the White House in the president have leveled against the FBI and the Justice department, sometimes he's very skeptical about the president's foreign policy outlook in Syria Afghantistan, and he tried to strike a balance with bar today about on the one hand protecting mother's office to the degree it needs it and permit him to finish his work. But also investigating the investigators picking up points about text messages between an FBI agent in an attorney that have embarrassed the bureau and reminding people that the deputy director and the director of the FBI before. Now, we're both fired after investigations there or because of the desires of the president and the Justice department and bars job will be to make Republicans feel good about that. But also Democrats feel good about the stability in the department going. Forward into more. Here's the democrat Dianne Feinstein speaking about the importance of the Muller investigation in her opening remarks and asking about bars view of presidential power. Here's part of his answer, in my opinion, if he attempts if a president attempts to intervene in a matter that he has a.

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