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Grassley blocks 2 Trump nominees over refusal to explain watchdog firings
"A key Republican is blocking some of president trump's administration picks over his refusal to explain why he fired several government watchdogs fox's Jerod Albert in Washington Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley is blocking president trump's Pixley the national counterterrorism center in the undersecretary for arms control at the state department Intel he says he is given adequate reasons for the firings of inspectors general for the intelligence community and the state department the White House says the firings were within the president's constitutional powers
Grassley blocks 2 Trump nominees over refusal to explain watchdog firings
"A prominent Senate Republican is blocking president trump's nominees over the firings of inspectors general here's vox's Jared Halpern from Capitol Hill Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley is blocking president trump's Pixley the national counterterrorism center in the undersecretary for arms control at the state department Intel he says he's given adequate reasons for the firings of inspectors general for the intelligence community and the state department a two thousand eight law requires presidents to give Congress a written explanation at least thirty days in advance of removing an inspector general Grassley says the letters provided by the White House do not comply with
Declassified Susan Rice email shows Obama team discussed Russian dealings
"Well on the occasion last week of the first tranche of the classifications by acting deny Richard Grinnell that provided some detail on all of the unmasking requests that were made by all of the various Obama administration personnel as it pertains to Michael Flynn and perhaps others Ron Johnson and Chuck Grassley the two centers in Wisconsin and Iowa respectively want more details more a documents declassified because they have more concern that perhaps the surveillance that was being conducted by Obama administration officials predates operation crossfire hurricane on that occasion last week John Brennan former CIA director took to his safe space and M. S. N. B. C. and had this reaction this is also going out and saying give me everything about Michael Flynn absolutely not and quite interestingly the number of reports so we're in December sixteen and January seventeen that were declassified by Richard Grinnell I was surprised at how many dates and reports that were there then what was the ground should do is to declassify and release the contents of those reports in terms of what's the individuals were involved with but what he's doing now is just releasing the names of individuals who again were carrying out their authorized responsibilities shin director Brennan he's getting there yesterday to classifying a email from Susan rice that seems to run counter to things Susan rice was saying in public from a national security perspective president Obama said he wants to be sure that as we engage with the incoming team are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia rice wrote call me said he does have some concerns that incoming NSA Flanaess speaking frequently with Russian ambassador Kislyak Comey said that could be an issue as it relates to sharing sensitive information president Obama asked of Comey was saying the NSC should not pass sensitive information related to Russia to flan Comey replied potentially adding that there's no indication thus far that Flynn has passed classified information to kids they act but he noted the level of communication is unusual potentially we should not pass sense of information to the incoming president incoming national security adviser is that properly or or fairly Radisson body trying to insinuate his way into a counterintelligence operation against general Flynn well that's what Susan rice memorialized in an email here's Susan rice back on March twenty second of twenty seventeen just a couple months into the trump administration in a sit down on PBS with Judy Woodruff what she had to say about what she knew do you know anything about this I know nothing about this I was surprised to see reports from chairman Nunes on that count today fresh off her performance in the Benghazi a misdirection cover up however you want to describe it we get this from Susan rice I really don't know what to what chairman Nunez was referring but he said that whatever he was referring to was a legal lawful surveillance and that it was potentially incidental collection on American citizens and I think it's important for people to understand what incidental means that means that the target was a either a foreign entity D. or somebody under criminal investigation and that the Americans who were talking to those targets may have been picked up well Devin newness has since revised and extended his remarks so perhaps is in rice would like to do the same for more on this we're pleased to be joined by Fred flights he's a former CIA analyst now president CEO at center for security policy former Deputy Assistant to the president into the chief of staff of the National Security Council thanks for joining us again forget it good to be here about what Susan rice said in twenty seventeen verses what Susan rice memorialized about this January fifth twenty seventeen meeting well wishers lined clearly she knew that there was electronic surveillance of general Flynn what this comes down to what is the intention of B. bomber stretching from the top from president Obama not to honor the very important principle of our democracy and that's called the peaceful transfer of power under that principle the outgoing administration cooperates fully with the incumbent won eight daughters the the will of the people turned over the keys to the officers tells all about farm policy mission underway gives them all the intelligence operations and intelligence they collected they don't withhold information from the incoming president and Tucker offices to use this information to investigate the next administration to undermine it it's really very serious violation of our whole system of government if they had concerns about general Flynn they had to tell the next administration about it cook told president trump and vice president pence and call me if needed later said he was held information twelve Attorney General sessions about Russia also this is an effort by an outgoing administration to undermine and destroy any incoming
State Department IG fired by Trump was investigating Saudi arms sale that bypassed Congress
"A defiant secretary of state defended the firing of his agency's inspector general Steve limit should have done it sometime ago secretary Pompeii would not say why he wanted Lineker out I can give you specificity and he downplayed reports that limit had been investigating him that's in the very stories that someone was walking my dog to sell arms to my dry cleaner it's just crazy CBS news has confirmed Lynette had been investigating a controversial arms sale to Saudi Arabia and the alleged use of US state department aide to run personal errands for palm pale and his wife but I'd rather have him on the phone with some world leaders than have him wash dishes because maybe his wife isn't there or his kids are that you know president trump has fired or replaced five independent watchdogs including Lennix in the past six weeks what this president is doing is undermining our democracy a trio of top Democrats are now investigating why the acting inspector general at the transportation department was just replaced they say he had been probing whether secretary Elaine Chao steered grants to projects in Kentucky the state her husband Mitch McConnell represents leader McConnell has long denied that his state got any special treatment his Republican colleague Chuck Grassley told reporters today that he's here Tate and that he's still gotten no explanation for these
State Department watchdog was investigating arms sales; Pompeo denies retaliation
"The State Department's Inspector General. I thought to be fired for investigating. The Secretary of State for assigning personal tasks to a department staffer also was investigating the approval of arms sale to Saudi Arabia without congressional approval officials from different congressional committees told NBC News. They believe Inspector General. Steve Clinic was fired in part for investigating Saudi arms sales that Congress had previously rejected house foreign affairs. Committee member Eliot Engel of New York. Confirm that investigation by late Monday. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are demanding a more complete explanation for Lennox firing according to the hill. Senator Chuck Grassley Republican of Iowa sent a letter to the president on Monday. Senator Grassley reminded president trump. The law requires detailed explanations for dismissing departmental watchdog to ensure that inspectors. General are not removed for political reasons. President Trump said the claims the secretary of state potentially misuse of government resources are overblown and seeing to consider them acceptable. Even if they are true look he's a high quality person. Mike is very high quality Zuri brilliant guy and now I have you telling me about dog walk in washing dishes and you know what I'd rather have him on the phone with some world leader. Then have him wash dishes because maybe his wife isn't there or his kids are you know. What are you telling me it's terrible. It's so stupid you know stupid. That sounds to the world unbelievable head to wash dishes because his wife wasn't there. The president also confirmed Monday. That secretary of State pompeo requested the dismissal of idealistic but did not directly address the issue of retaliation. President isn't there. At least an appearance of a conflict of interest of secretary. Pompeo is asking you to fire inspector. General's I don't I don't think so. I think maybe he thinks he's being treated unfairly again. He wanted to. He asked me if that would be possible. I said I'll do that. Your I think it should have been done a long time ago. Frankly and this is a man that has had some controversy. This inspector general but So again I don't know anything. I haven't even read much about him. I see that it's a little bit of a story not much of a story. 'cause everybody agrees that. I have the absolute right to fire. The Inspector General's secretary pay later dismissed the idea that his requests for the firing was in retaliation for links investigations into arms deals. And those errands saying quote. Because I simply don't know I'm not briefed on it. I usually see these investigations and final draft form. Twenty four hours forty eight hours before the is prepared to release them. So it's simply not possible for this to be an act of retaliation end of story says Secretary Pompeo the State Department's under-secretary for management told the Post that concern over linen had grown because of a quote pattern of unauthorized disclosures. Leaks to the news media about investigations. That were an early draft form. He added officials had no evidence. Linac was personally responsible for the leak so Casey Hud. There's a lot to unpack there. Let's go back to the arm sale though this was a year ago in. May when the president and secretary pompeo declared an emergency bypassing congress to sell about eight billion dollars worth of arms to Saudi Arabia and the UAE and it drew condemnation by the way from Republicans not just from Democrats but there was bipartisan. Condemnation of this move and now it appears that inspector general was looking into that declaration of emergency. Yes that's what. Nbc News learned late yesterday when Chairman Angle confirmed that this investigation was going on that they were angry that essentially he had the president and Pompeo tried to circumvent Congress on this arm sales question this was something that there are a lot of. Republicans as you point out who are very invested in what was going on in that particular situation. And who opposed this move by the administration but let's not forget to put the firing of this inspector general in to kind of the broader context in pattern that we're seeing going on here. This is not the first time something like this has happened and the administration has already ignored the rules that they are supposed to follow when something like this happens in the case of Michael Atkinson in the intelligence community by not explaining to Congress within thirty days why they did it and so I think there's a question here as to whether the administration will do it in the case of the State Department. This has been something that has drawn as you pointed out. Bipartisan condemnation chuck. Grassley though senator from Iowa has been particularly focused on this but the reality is Congress's relatively toothless in this regard they can make these demands asking for more information but the laws are not necessarily written in a position. That's strong enough to let them make a real difference here. And what we're left with is kind of a government that is increasingly. Not being held accountable. Now how that lines up with the president's campaign promise to drain the swamp I will let our viewers decide but they seem to be at odds. Donald Trump talked about how incredibly stupid thing sounded at his press conference. And I agree Casey. I want you to listen to this clip. One more time and let's focus on the part where Donald Trump says that he doesn't want Mike Palm. Oh doing dishes if his wife isn't there take a look. Look he's a high quality person. Mike is a very high quality his brilliant guy and now I have you tell me about dog walking washing dishes and you know what I'd rather have him on the phone with some world leader than have him wash dishes because maybe his wife isn't there or his kids are you know. What are you telling me it's terrible. It's so stupid stupid. That sounds to the world. Unbelievable quoting the president of the United States to you know Mr President how stupid that sounds to the world that in twenty twenty you say he needs State Department officials to washes dishes in case his wife. Isn't there
Senate approves $484 billion coronavirus relief package
"The US Senate passed a new package for pandemic relief funds yeah more help on the way the four hundred eighty four billion dollar measure is likely to be approved in the house tomorrow this package includes three hundred twenty billion dollars for that paycheck protection program intended to help small businesses keep workers on their payrolls lawmakers and the trump administration know that we're going to need more than this and they're already turning their attention to the next round of stimulus okay so let's talk about that stimulus and the fact that we're not bringing him very much tax money we're going to see higher taxes down the road well that that's a question that to be answered ladonna but they're paying for the economic stimulus won't necessarily mean higher taxes at least according to senator Chuck Grassley Mr Grassley told Bloomberg that taxes will not have to be raised providing providing interest rates
Senate closing in on deal for $1.6 trillion rescue package
"Update senators inching closer to a bipartisan deal to keep hospitals running and Americans surviving fruitful corona virus crisis senator Chuck Grassley American people need Congress to put partisan politics aside and provide the American people relief as quickly as possible to get the economy
Income tax filing deadline moved to July 15 from April 15
"Treasury chief Steven Mnuchin says the tax filing deadline is being pushed from April fifteenth to July fifteenth the administration had earlier said it would delay tax payments until then without interest or penalties which Mnuchin said would leave three hundred billion dollars in an economy heading toward a likely recession Senate finance committee chair Chuck Grassley said yesterday bumping the deadline by three months is another way of blunting the virus's spread to avoiding in person meetings with tax preparers Sager made Donnie Washington
Trump speaks in N.C. after celebrating his Senate acquittal
"Trump is celebrating his acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial who is evil was corrupted was dirty cops it was leakers suppliers CBC news correspondent Karen Travers is with us from the White House good morning Karen good morning he didn't have a celebratory tone to his voice however we were really expecting this triumphant victory lap and I think we got the first hint of it yesterday morning when the president was at the national prayer breakfast an annual event in DC and he spoke in just such a somber dark tone his voice was hoarse perhaps from being up late the night before we knew he was tweeting after midnight and that continued in the afternoon you know he had cheering applauding people in front of them members of Congress his staff his lawyers and there was a celebrant Tory feel to it but the president didn't just focus on the impeachment you know he went through his list of grievances from the past couple of years and he was really venting about all of this I think there has been a lot of talk this week from Republican members of Congress people close to the president you say we hope you just moves on put this in your rear view mirror and shift your focus put it behind you and look towards the reelection senator Chuck Grassley in fact tweeted yesterday that he hoped the president would be the healer in chief now for the nation a little bit of a conciliatory outreach we did not see that yesterday from the president there was no remorse no concession and he did anything wrong despite Republican saying they hoped he would just give a little bit and what are Democrats saying will there be more investigations Lucy yesterday said there is nothing in the books there's nothing right now that they're planning there's nothing on the horizon that said I think it was striking the she didn't totally close the door on it because you know we got a lot of things that could still be coming up for member jumbled Madoc and had him a lot recently that book hasn't come out yet it will at some point and for now all we've seen are exurbs of The New York Times has seen at some point that text will be out and there could be more information in there because of course Democrats really really want to Bolton to testify there was a an insinuation by the president yesterday that there's some people may have a price to pay for putting him through all of this yeah I mean his press secretary said that flat out on fox news yesterday that Democrat should be held accountable for what they did to him and that maybe people should pay for that that was greeted with a pretty swift backlash people said that was a chilling comment from the press secretary to the president might be seeking a political retribution against people that he feels wronged him they haven't said exactly what he would do but I think we're just seeing it already with that Ronnie and how aggressively the president is criticizing him for being that one Republican vote that was guilty on the first article of impeachment alright Karen thanks for your time have a great weekend CBC's Karen Travers with us from the White House The Washington Post is reporting the president trump plans to push out a national security official who testified against him during the impeachment inquiry lieutenant colonel Alexander Vendramin said during his testimony that right matters and that's why he agreed to testify the post claims the trump will have then been reassigned to the defense department pushing him out of the White House CNN is reporting that there are indications also that acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney may be on the verge of being pushed
Trump takes victory lap after acquittal at impeachment trial
"Presence president trump taking what he called a victory lap following his acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial at the White House yesterday criticizing Democrats and thanking his supporters ABC's Jonathan Karl is there I spoke to several of the president's staunchest supporters there in the room with them who said that they hoped he would take the acquittal and move on senator Chuck Grassley for one said that these message to the president is that American now needs a healer in chief but the president made it clear that he still wants vindication and
Democrats calls proposed impeachment trial rules a cover up
"McConnell's pitching a speedy trial with compressed arguments and no guarantee the Senate will hear from witnesses war see documents Democrats say are vital this is not a process for a fair trial this is the process for Rick trial lead house impeachment manager Adam Schiff calls it a cover up designed by president trump for president trump and top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer says they seem to have been written in the white house not the Senate GOP senator Chuck Grassley insists the trial will be fair since each side will have twenty four hours to make arguments the president's at an economic conference in Switzerland and repeated his daily bashing of the proceedings as a total hoax I'm sure it's their work out fine Sager make Donnie Washington
US senators clash over witnesses at Trump impeachment trial
"For just the third time in American history a US president is on trial in the Senate with president trump impeachment trial officially under way Linda Kenyon reports there's a lot at stake for the president's legacy and the twenty twenty election it began in the Senate chamber with the official presentation of the articles of impeachment with one of the chief house impeachment managers outlining the charges against president trump president trump solicited the interference of a foreign government Ukraine in the twenty twenty United States presidential election then representative Adam Schiff the chairman of the house intelligence committee described the second article of impeachment obstruction of Congress no president has ever ordered the complete defiance of an impeachment and Cory or sought to obstruct and impede so comprehensively the ability of the house of representatives to investigate high crimes and misdemeanors on the other side of the capitol building house speaker Nancy Pelosi was addressing the issue of whether the Republican controlled Senate must take into account recent new evidence and allow witness testimony in the trial they don't see documents they don't hear from my witnesses are they don't want they want a can or anything new that comes up what's come up includes a statement from the government accountability office that says the trump administration broke the law when it withheld US security aid to Ukraine last year that had been appropriated by Congress house minority leader Kevin McCarthy dismissed this new revelation saying the house had its chance they made their case for impeachment the Senate role now is the judge in the afternoon a harsh envelop the Senate chamber as Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts entered senators I attend the Senate in conformity with your notice for the purpose of joining with you for the trial of the president of the United States justice Roberts who will preside over the president's impeachment trial was administered the oath by the president pro tem of the Senate Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley Roberts interns Warren the members of the U. S. Senate they will act as the jury in the trial do you saw only swear that in all things appertaining to the trial of the impeachment of Donald John trump president of the United States now pending you will do impartial justice according to the constitution and laws so help you god the trial will begin with opening statements next Tuesday but there's still a lot of questions to be answered like the issue of whether there will be witness testimony Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer says he really doesn't know we expect that we will have votes on these witnesses on Tuesday be can't be sure to we see the resolution that McConnell has put together he refers to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would first said he did not want any witness testimony in the trial but later said the issue would be put to a vote during the trial as Senate Republicans took the lead on impeachment house Democrats were pushing them to hear new evidence particularly from somebody associated with president trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani Alex Marquardt reports the indicted associate Abadi Giuliani turning on his old boss and the man they were working train president trump idolize them I mean I thought he was the savior left harness says everyone knew what was going on in Ukraine including trump during a media blitz that helps show prosecutors you're willing to cooperate harness for how significant the pressure was in the quid pro quo with Ukraine investigate the bidens or else if they didn't make the announcement basically there would be no relationship the Ukrainian born partner says he told officials in Kiev there would be no military aid or a White House meeting for the new president and less they announced the Biden investigation the only thing will we cared about and then we were poor we were the team was to get the Lynskey or a Porsche and go for somebody to make on the press release of announcement into the by investigation also in the balance partner said with the attendance of vice president Mike pence a Dylan skis on Aug aeration announcement no pets burns with me at the number rations there would be no visit to the White House there would be basically they would have no communication pence's office responded that part S. will say anything to stay out of prison trump has denied knowing part S. despite numerous photos showing the two together every time he says us from another after his line is lying the administration is also
Why Chief Justice Roberts' role in impeachment trial is "critical"
"Hour the third impeachment trial of a U. S. president in history has officially begun correspondent Linda Kenyan has our top story it began in the Senate chamber with the official presentation of the articles of impeachment with one of the chief house impeachment managers outlining the charges against president trump president trump solicited the interference of a foreign government Ukraine in the twenty twenty United States presidential election then representative Adam Schiff the chairman of the house intelligence committee described the second article of impeachment obstruction of Congress no president has ever ordered the complete defiance of an impeachment inquiry or sought to obstruct and impede so comprehensively the ability of the house of representatives to investigate high crimes and misdemeanors on the other side of the capitol building house speaker Nancy Pelosi was addressing the issue of whether the Republican controlled Senate must take into account recent new evidence and allow witness testimony in the trial they don't see documents they don't hear from my witnesses a they don't want they want if nor anything new that comes up what's come up includes a statement from the government accountability office that says the trump administration broke the law when it withheld US security aid to Ukraine last year that had been appropriated by Congress house minority leader Kevin McCarthy dismiss this new revelation saying the house had its chance they made their case for impeachment the Senate role now is the judge in the afternoon a harsh enveloped the Senate chamber as Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts entered senators I attend the Senate in conformity with your notice for the purpose of joining with you for the trial of the president of the United States justice Roberts who will preside over the president's impeachment trial was administered the oath by the president pro tem of the Senate Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley Roberts interns Warren the members of the U. S. Senate they will act as the jury in the trial do you solemnly swear that in all things pertaining to the trial of the impeach cement of Donald John trump president of the United States now pending you will do impartial justice according to the constitution and laws so help you god the trial will begin with opening statements next Tuesday but there's still a lot of questions to be answered like the issue of whether there will be a witness testimony Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer says he really doesn't know we expect that we will have votes on these witnesses on Tuesday we can't be sure to we see the resolution that McConnell has put together he refers to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who at first said he did not want any witness testimony in the trial but later said the issue would be put to a vote
Impeachment inquiry takes center stage at rally
"Were sent to learn more from the impeachment inquiry today is transcripts from more witnesses including you ambassador Gordon someone will be released and the inquiry looming larger trump rally in Kentucky last night at the Louisville rally Republican senator rand Paul we also now know the name of the whistleblower who needs to testify to Congress as Paul do you work for Joe Biden at the same time hunter Biden was get money from corrupt all the guards none of those allegations are confirmed Iowa Republican senator Chuck Grassley has repeated that confidentiality under the federal whistleblower law protects people who come forward to share information so government officials can be held responsible and should be respected chucks Iverson ABC news president trump at that rally slamming the impeachment inquiry itself last week the far left has declared war on American democracy
Mike Pompeo accuses Democrats of trying to 'bully' State officials into interviews
"We're following breaking news in the impeachment. Investigation sources tell C. N. N. that the trump administration's former on void to Ukraine still plans to be questioned by members of Congress on Thursday this this despite secretary of State Mike Pompeo's efforts to stall any immediate testimony by State Department officials about the Ukraine scandal tonight on Peyot and top House House Democrats are accusing each other trying to intimidate witnesses with the Democrats warning that pompey's actions may be used as evidence of obstruction. I'll be getting reaction reaction from a Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee Congressman. Steve Cohen and our correspondents and analysts are also standing by. Let's go to the White House I and C. N. N. In White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins Caitlyn Secretary Pompeo is facing growing pressure and also scrutiny as this probe intensifies yeah and essentially Briana what he's he's arguing in. This letter is that Democrats rush these requests to sit down with these officials buck. One former official doesn't seem to think it's happening too soon. That's because Kurt folk or who was the former special envoy to Ukraine who resigned last week after he got caught up in the middle of the scandal has agreed to continue to sit down with Democrats on Thursday for his deposition but now the question is going to be how much he'll say and whether or not the State Department will try to limit it to disgrace tonight secretary of State Mike Pompeo is following president trump's lead accusing Democrats with questions about Ukraine of trying to intimidate him bully state eight department officials into giving rush depositions the secretary of state writing in a letter. I will not tolerate such tactics. The three democratic chairs fired back quickly saying pompeo should immediately sees intimidating department witnesses in order to protect himself and the President Secretary Secretary Pompeo's actions also coming under scrutiny from someone who once held his job secretary of State's job is to make sure that he knows house number one what the president's GonNa say on those calls. TNN has confirmed pumping was listening in when trump pressured Ukrainian President Dolinsky to investigate investigate the Biden's even though he seems surprised by a question about those conversations just days ago so you just gave me a report talk about a campaign none of which I've seen as trump maintains. His call was perfect. The Ukrainian president is distancing getting himself from the man at the center of it all. I've never met earl- digit never as the impeachment angry heats up. Trump is keeping his focus on the whistle blower insisting he's entitled to interview the person who started the investigation. The president is questioning the identity of the whistle blower as his allies allies are questioning their motives what's going on here. Why did they change the rules about whistleblower. you can use hearsay when you use could not just weeks before the complaint he had no first-hand knowledge. He is giving them hearsay evidence but none of what they said is true. According to trump's own intelligence community inspector general who in a rare pushback said the official had some firsthand knowledge and none of the rules to be a whistle blower have changed Republican Senator Chuck Grassley Asleep chairs the whistleblower protection caucus and he broke with trump today when he said the official to be heard and protected one official all still in the president's corner is Attorney General Bill Barr who in recent months has pressed multiple foreign leaders for help as he investigates the origins of the Russia Chen Bussey Gatien following trump orders from May and I hope he looks at the UK and I hope he looks at Australia and I hope he looks at Ukraine rain. I hope he looks at everything now Brianna right now. The Secretary of State is travelling overseas where the reporters with him have asked him questions about his role in this scandal so far has an answer those questions we're going to be waiting to see what he says and whether or not these other officials follow suit with the former official who is still going to sit down with those. Democrats Kaitlan Collins at the White House thank you and let's get more now on this battle between the State Department and impeachment investigators on the hill we have. CNN Congressional national correspondent Sunlen Serfaty joining us and Sunlen despite what we heard today from Secretary Pump Congress could still hear from key players outlined in this complaint. That's right Brianna despite fight all this the person is former special envoy to the Ukraine Kurt Volker. He says he will still appear on Capitol Hill on Thursday and that's according to an aid read telling CNN tonight testimony likely behind closed doors on Thursday and Bulker of course is no longer a State Department employee after he abruptly resigned last week after being named in the whistle blow report the whistle blower alleging that bulker had involvement in the conversations with the Ukrainian president resident how about navigate the demands that complaint says that President Trump made of the Ukrainian president and he was one of the five people that the Committees Committee's had wanted to talk to you wanted to get depositions from over the course of this two week recess now meantime the testimony of former. US Ambassador Ukraine which had had been scheduled for tomorrow up here on Capitol Hill that delayed at least a week likely push until Friday of next week Brianna these voices potentially significant and the Democrats impeachment pro and some we just heard a Republican Senator Chuck Grassley is breaking with the president saying the whistle blower deserves to be heard. What else is he saying. He Yeah Grassley voices such a key. Republican up here on Capitol Hill and this is certainly a big rebuke significant that he is essentially breaking with President trump and almost most calling him out directly saying that the whistle blower should be heard and protected grassley out with a statement this afternoon saying in part quote. No one should be making judgment or pronouncements without hearing from the whistle blower I and carefully following the facts uninformed speculation wielded by politicians or media commentators. Here's as a partisan weapon is counterproductive and doesn't serve the country. Grassley is the chambers senior most Republicans someone who has worked on whistle blower protection laws for years so certainly significant words in stinging words absolutely directed and President Trump's drug addiction tight even though he does not name president trump by name in a statement brands definitely clear as you say Sunlen. Thank
Fact checking Trump on the whistleblower complaint
"Now Republican senator Chuck Grassley says a whistleblower who filed a complaint about president trump's dealings with Ukraine ought to be heard out and protected and his or her request for confidentiality should be respected trump said yesterday were trying to find out the whistle blowers identity even though the person is protected by the whistleblower protection
U.S. Speaker Pelosi unveils drug price plan, Trump welcomes it
"House Democrats unveil a plan to lower prescription drug prices though some Republicans are pushing back house speaker Nancy Pelosi outlined a proposal that would give the government responsibility to negotiate the price of up to two hundred and fifty popular medications enforce drug makers the pay fines for refusing to negotiate we don't want a political issue at the polls we want a solution in the Congress and we want it now the proposal would make Medicare negotiated prices available to whether consumers house Republican leader Kevin McCarthy quickly rejected the idea is socialism the result will be less choice which means less hope president trump says he likes a bill from my what Republican senator Chuck Grassley but added it's great to see speaker Pelosi's bill on
New York Times' botched Kavanaugh story the latest in series of blunders
"Spending the process sign Lee silver Serra fox news the former chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee saying is committee conducted a thorough investigation into then Supreme Court nominee Brad Cavanaugh before confirming him to the bench over the weekend there times published an excerpt of a new book that includes a new allegations of sexual misconduct against cabin all the allegations from a man who says he witnessed the incident which he says happened at Yale University my staff receives substantive allegations or had he approached me or my staff. we would have attempted to take a statement. an interview yeah. but the alleged victim who also didn't speak to these writers. early does not we call the answer publican Chuck Grassley the times now says the accuser declined to be interviewed by them and that her friends say she doesn't recall that happening president trump also coming to justice cabin on defense before heading to a rally tonight in New Mexico Dr Steve Rappaport has more lively said the president says the New York times made another big mistake in publishing another allegation of sexual misconduct against Cavanaugh it's a shame. the thing like that could happen I see that make it a big correction today president ahead of tonight's rally in Rio Rancho tweeting The New York Times
"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.
"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..
"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..
"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..
"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.
"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,.
"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..
"chuck grassley" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"I'm begging a chocolate bar. You were talking about the two thousand eighteen farm Bill. It's passed through congress and now awaits president Donald Trump's signature he is expected to sign the Bill this week. It's an eight hundred sixty seven billion dollar five-year Bill that expands subsidies and deals with the nations food stamp program as well. We heard in the last segment how it would seek to legalize hemp in the United States would love to hear your thoughts on the farm Bill, and whether or not affect you, Catherine Boudreaux's with us, she's food and agriculture reporter for politico and Catherine wanted to play a little bit of tape because I want to explore the issue the subsidies with you a bit more because it did not get unanimous support at all. Here's Republican Senator Chuck Grassley. He's on the Senate committee of agriculture, nutrition and forestry obviously represents Iowa as well. And he told W O I television in Des Moines last week that he voted against the farm Bill. And here's why we shouldn't be subsidizing big farmers. Get bigger, and that's what we're doing and cutting out beginning beginning in younger farmers getting started. So I voted against it on that narrow reason. But a very important reason to me, Catherine Boudreau said tell us a little bit more about what the senators talking about here about subsidizing big farmers to get bigger. What did he mean? Right. So Senator Chuck Grassley for he has for a long time tried to rein in eligibility for commodity subsidies on farms, the number of people on a farm who can qualify for subsidies. Basically, everyone who's receiving payments from these farm programs Haas to be quote, unquote. Actively engaged this is a UCA definition and Senator Chuck Grassley thinks that's a ver to loose, and it allows non farmers people who aren't really lifting a finger and doing the work to to receive upwards of one hundred twenty five thousand dollars a year. That's the limit per person. Okay. So can you clarify that a little bit? Because I'm seeing here that what we're talk. About is that it's possible now for nephews nieces and first cousins who may not even be working on the farm at all to qualify for these subsidies. They technically still have to meet this definition. And there's really a lot of debate about whether this definition of actively engaged strict enough, and it's just, you know, the they tried to strengthen the definition in the last farm Bill, and that's something that Senator Chuck Grassley was working on, but essentially, they exempted family farms from the more strict definition, and that means that, you know, most of these family farms are the most of the family farms in this country. Sorry, most of the farms in this country are family farms. So they didn't weren't subject to the stricter. Excuse me definition. Okay. Forgive me for being a little confused. But you know, we're not. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, it's highly technical because this Senator Chuck Grassley is. Goosing in on a very narrow part of how people qualify for for substitutes. But that's been a long crusade of his. Okay. I guess so here relying on your expertise have you're the person who's gone through every page of this Bill. But what I'm seeing in news reports people keep pointing at this. The the final Bill includes this house proposal that would allow more distant relatives to qualify for commodity subsidies. Is that have to do? I mean is that with which is right. What is that? Farm owner. Yes. Your farm owner. And you have a a cousin niece nephew on the farm. I mean, they now will be considered a family member and be eligible. But again, they have to meet this definition that USDA enforces. And there's a lot of debate about whether that is strict enough. Okay. And then in addition to that there was a Senate attempt to limit the payments to the wealthier producers as you were talking about before. But that is not in the Bill is that what the Senator Grassley was objecting to. Yes, he also takes issue with the current limit the income limit is nine hundred thousand dollars a year. So if you're earning above that, you do not qualify for commodity subsidies. The Senate wanted to lower that to seven hundred thousand dollars. But that ultimately was stripped from the Bill is e okay..
"chuck grassley" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Dot com slash gear. Lewis radio like in follow it that way, we can talk with each other that way I have the story about the Democrats really screwing up trying to destroy cavenaugh. It has made voter enthusiasm jump in the Republican party from sixty eight percent, July two eighty percent now and eighty two percent. So it's tied. Oh, man. Oh, man. Oh, man. So we have that which is nice now want you to hear Chuck Schumer. He just said this minutes ago, can the Democrats are going to be nothing. But angry because there is literally according to Chuck Grassley. I know he's a Republican Chuck Grassley FBI found no hint of misconduct in its report on sexual assault allegations against Brad Kavanagh. According to Republican Senate judiciary chair Chuck Grassley. Chuck Grassley said it's time to vote Stein. Devote none of this nothing in this FBI FBI report corroborates Christine Ford's claims, they talked to nine people got a tenth giving a sworn statement. That's what happens but Chuck Schumer step to the microphone just minutes ago. There we go. They've been on. Thank you very much. This is what Chuck Schumer said. Listen ready. I disagree. Having received a briefing on all of the documents. I disagree with Senator Grassley statement that there was no hint of misconduct. Okay. And third way. We are reiterating. Wait you disagree? Explain it explain it are call given how limited so he doesn't say anything, and he goes into a fourth reason. But I wanna just jump ahead toward toward the end. When people ask them, the fact that there's only one document listen for one hundred senators is another example. Of constraining, the ability of all senators and the American public to see the whole truth and nothing, but thank you..
"chuck grassley" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Of the federalists the federalist dot com. And I believe this to be true. We have discussed this repeatedly that the the purpose of of these tactics was to not delay delay delay, but hashtag resist resist resist. And we knew this from the beginning. The very first statement from Chuck Grassley. Being interrupted by Senator Kamla Harris. We we know this completely and totally we know that delay was the name of the game. And when we take a look at the allegation from Blasi Ford as I have said, I'll believe that she believes something happened. But when you say there are four witnesses and all four say, they weren't even there. That's a massive hole in your story. Never mind the other holes, I take a look at the New Yorker piece of Ronan Farrow, should hold his head in shame that he would allow his name to go to this your philosophy or your theory is that even though this is a quote, unquote, signed affidavit, I guess I'll call them for lack of a better word from this woman. Julie sweat, Nick. This is still all uncorroborated. But this could bring about the whole idea of well now we have to have another investigation. And the the the overarching point is as you see it that the whole purpose is to stop this nomination. The whole purpose is to prevent any nomination. The whole purpose is to destroy anybody who goes against the will of the political left, and that's why we have to confirm cavenaugh. And as if you've written and other people have have taken your words as I see it if Republicans don't confirm cavenaugh, they'd never win another election. I think that's right. This is about cabinet any more. This is about whether we are going to have a political system where one group of people who have the so-called right politics are going to get different rights in criminal charges and jobs in positions that will never ever be given to anyone on the wrong side of politics from the beginning Chuck Schumer, and the Democrats said they would do anything no matter what it took to keep cabin off the court. Does that include perjury include false allegations? I don't know we should find out. But I guarantee you dip Republicans allow charade continue. There will be a new name in. There'll be a new accusation bereft of any sort of evidence or crop rotation until democratic takeover. Very second day have the the number of votes in the Senate to prevent Trump nominees. The investigations will be over you. And I witnessed how the the recount game was played in Florida in two thousand it wasn't about counting all the vote. It was about counting until they thought they were gonna win. And then it was over which is the exact same game. They're playing today. In the end as we see this alligator come forward. Your guy who knows DC rather?.
"chuck grassley" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"Chuck Grassley Senator Chuck Grassley is running these hearings. The the confirmation but cavenaugh to the supreme court, which is going to happen. But it would be to any Republican to issue an opinion because they're large an insurance they run the government. The Republicans have been elected to run the United States of America. Not take grief from the democrat party or humor them. And let them have a say here are say, they're not how it works. It's not how it works. I don't know about you. I'm disgusted with it. Because the Republican party used to have a somewhat conservative platform. Now, they don't understand anything about governing on any level at any level. And the Democrats they understand governing. All right. I understand lockdown control and being able to if they ever get power to tell you how to live your every waking moment, it's called the progressive brain. That's what progressives do they want to control control control? They wanna tell you what to eat. What goes into the food? You eat before you even eat it. They want to tell you what Dr what kind of fuel to put in your car until everything pass. How you should raise your kids. Your kids aren't even yours anymore because of progressivism coming in on somebody's page. Earlier progressivism equals communism equals. Nazi's equals fascist straight up. They're all cut from the same cloth. So why would we pay any attention to the democrat party? Once we get a Republican majority. And here's why are our last caller was saying that they're they're both the same. They're not exactly the same. But man, the Republican party is moving fast and furiously toward it fast and furiously toward it, they they are they make excuses and humor case in point. How is it that anybody can throw molotov cocktails and take bike racks and slam into windows at a major university in California and everybody doing it isn't immediately pounded into the ground arrested put in jail for good fifteen years. How is that? Because the Republican party listens to the democrat party is if they have to humor them, and and and they've just bought into this this false narrative false narrative that we've all got just get along. Now, we don't have to get along we need to vanquish the democrat. Party. We won. We the thinking one I'm talking about Donald Trump. I'm talking about the freedom caucus. I'm talking about Ted Cruz. I'm not talking about the rest of the elected officials because they don't know anything about what's going on Republican and democrat, but it is about time that we the thinking rose to the top took control here. Because if we don't the democrat party, we'll take it back one way or another. Look scary right now, we cannot allow a democrat majority come November can't do it. Can't do it. We've had so many gains just by virtue of Donald Trump being president on so many levels, and they will destroy all of that fact, right now Chuck Schumer is on record saying that his one goal you got caught by accident. Not that we did not know it, but at the Labor Day parade in New York, he was caught saying that Trump can't be impeached too soon enough. That's the whole goal right now on every level from the witch hunt fake dossier investigation of Muller. It's all about impeaching Donald Trump and those hearings, by the way, a side note for the Democrats what they're trying to do is. They're trying to get themselves hooked up with a sound bite some type of video clip where they can show themselves rising up and flying in the face of the hearings confirmation of judge cavenaugh. And and the reason they're doing this because they want to run for president in twenty twenty. Yeah. Psychotics like Cory Booker Kamala Harris to real pieces of work to have no business being anywhere near in elected office. But our elected officials people wake up wake up start. You know, they say that it starts at the at the roots. The grass roots? Why is it that the Republican party at the grassroots level isn't funneling? The message up to the top. It's not that a trickles down from the leadership. It goes up the chain. Why isn't it going up the chain through Ronna Romney that whatever she's right underneath Trump as far as Republican control of the Republican party. Why are they not saying, you know, it's time to shut this down. No matter how aggressive we has to be have to be we shut it down. We no longer let the Democrats run this country through obstruction. Look this this confirmation that's going on right now the supreme court Justice confirmation. I think there's something like one hundred offices still avail are still open that have been stonewalled by Schumer out of its one hundred exactly, but there's some integration of that. And judges that cannot get through Senate confirmation because. They're just held up. We want more documentation. We haven't seen enough documentation, we need more. That's an obstruction technique. That's a tactical technique factored that yesterday. It turns out suburb. It took time to review all the documents. I found this amazing that EV that the amount of documentation, they have on Cavanaugh who is going to become the next supreme court Justice United States of America is five times the volume of the past five supreme court Justice. That's insane. That's insane. You know, what the Democrats are doing yesterday, you aware many people don't go this deep in the weeds. That's why I'm here. The the call yesterday which started with that psychotic broad from California Kamala Harris about we haven't seen the documentation that had time to read it. You know, what they're calling for this guy used to work for Bush Bush. He was where the buck stops on his desk for the paperwork to get through to George Bush President George Bush, and that's powerful position, by the way. But what they're saying is is that they have not seen the communications that George Bush had something to do with. That's none of their business as far as this confirmation. Goes. They're supposed to be looking at the man is he a constitutionally limited jurist that does he respect the rule of law. The answer's yes. And everything points to that. But no, they just it's all a lie. What you're seeing in front of the media. And the media is come. Pleasant willingly complicit actively proactively complicit. Now, let's move onto how it's gonna get even worse, sir. It's going to be worse than worst idea. Ready for this in Colorado a community out there? Their voting on lowering the voting age to sixteen. We heard about this in DC. I don't know where that went by the way on that. Ever got voted on. But in DC during to do this. This is insane. What we're seeing happen here. It's because the Republicans will not step up and crush this stuff. Residents of the city of Golden Colorado will decide this November. Whether they want the minimum voting age lowered from eighteen to sixteen. At eighteen you still don't know your ass Mahal on the ground. I mean, we're seeing that now with all these millennials out there. Well, at these hearings young kids in there with their fists in the air. They don't even know what they're doing gonna take it down. Even another natural to Denver post reported Monday that the Denver suburb with a population of twenty one thousand which passed the ballot measure last, August would be the first in the state to approve such a major. If the ballot major passes. Measure passes the community would allow voters as young as sixteen year old to vote for candidates running for local office and local ballot measures. And we're going to effect in November twenty nine thousand nine. Hey, this is insane. Now. Here's the scariest part about this. The people of Colorado. They're almost gone. It's a write off because Colorado used to be a very very conservative cowboy state and then progressive started migrating from California with malice aforethought. Let's go there and turn it blue that was a huge part of it. But a lot of it just sort of people drifted over to Colorado because it got sick California and brought their psychotic progressivism with them. That's what's going on in Colorado, and they're gone. They're I mean, they're knocked out on we can't have firearms anymore all sorts of crazy stuff going in along with progressive psychosis. But this will spread this is like a virus. This will spread and good luck getting inoculated against it. When you've got the public education system, which is the public propaganda system pushing this crap. Sixteen years old and voting. The city was still require residents who planned to run for office to be at least eighteen other municipalities across the US put proposals to lower the voting age and local elections, a Washington DC democrat council member, and he is a real piece of work is no business anywhere near government introduced a Bill in April that would allow sixteen year olds to vote. This was Representative grace Mang introduced the resolution in August. Aiming to change the US constitution. So sixteen-year-olds could vote change the US constitution. So sixteen-year-olds could vote. You know, at some point we wake up every drive a stake through the heart of all of this. This will really happen is one the people that run the Republican party at the grassroots level start screaming loud enough so matriculate up to the top. And they start talking like I do on the radio. 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"chuck grassley" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Today in response to the president's latest attack on his own attorney general Chuck Grassley. The chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee who guided Jeff Sessions confirmation through his committee said this. I do have time for hearings on nominees that the president might send up here that I didn't have last year. So there's Chuck Grassley, welcoming a new nomination for turn. General check wrassling. No problem with President Trump getting rid of Chuck Grassley, dear friend, Jeff Sessions, and replacing him with an attorney general who will protect the president and stop the Muller investigation of the president Senator Chuck Grassley is one of the current Republican senators who voted to convict Bill Clinton in his impeachment trial in the Senate and remove him from office. And here is what Senator Grassley said. Then about why President Bill Clinton had to be removed from office. I was brought up in an era, and I hope we still have that irritib- day that that presidents tell the truth, George Washington didn't lie, was that's true or not. I don't know, but that's the way I was laid up to believe that public officials ought to set a standard, a very high standard and telling the truth. Obviously, the easiest thing, a public official canoe, because if you tell the truth, you never have to worry about what you told somebody else joining our discussion. Now, Dan rather former anchor of CBS evening news in the current president of news and guts and host of a ex STV's the big interview. Dan, what happened in the last nineteen years to Chuck Grassley. Interesting question. You could say the same about Lindsey, Graham, Lindsey, Graham doing the time President Clinton was being impeached, said the American presidency has to be about honor and integrity, honor and integrity. I ask any reasonable person to consider whether what we're seeing in hearing out of the White House now and have been hearing and seeing for quite some time meets the standard of honor and integrity, and there's check wrestling, citing the idea that George Washington never told a lie and therefore there there's the standard that that presidents have to live by. There's not a single Senator now in the Senate who voted for the removal of Bill Clinton from office who has said one thing this week, objecting to anything they learned about Don Trump in federal court on Tuesday when Michael Cohen pled guilty. And that's the reason we should not underestimate Donald Trump going forward. He's had a knock down. These lists forty eight to sixty hours. We're now about find out whether he's what in boxing, they call eight cut-up fighter, but it may be unpleasant for some people is to be reminded that some eighty nine percent of people who call themselves Republican still stand behind Donald Trump and his longer. He has the Senate in Republican hands. My own opinion labeled is the Republicans won't even consider breaking away from Donald Trump until and unless he tries to fire Robert Muller that might be at my. It do it, but all this talk about impeachment hearts, which is inevitable given what's been going on. I think it is very clear as long as the Republicans have control of the Senate. And as long as fact, they have controllers court is going to be very, very difficult to get impeachment. Now along is going on with Moto. We don't know about in down the road. Thanks could change dramatically, but it's a little premature to bury the Tump Trump presidency. We've all made mistakes of underestimating him in the past. I don't intend to make that mistake..
"chuck grassley" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Chuck grassley of iowa would be suicide for the president to talk about fire and mahler and according to people cnn sites as familiar with discussions firing rosenstein is just one of the options the president's considering to put pressure on special counsel robert muller the president they say is also considering firing attorney general jeff sessions who has recused himself from the russia probe back home of south jersey man raised thousands of dollars online to take care of his badly injured dog but police figured out something fishy was going on kyw's tim jimenez joining us live with the story tim yes brandon medford police say a dog named atlas didn't suffer his series injuries by accident as is owner read her joe claimed but instead police lieutenant arthur waterman till cbs three the twenty four year old beat atlas and then tried to cash in essentially duped people police say her joe raised fourteen thousand dollars on go fund me from six hundred ninety three separate donate nations on the site her joe said he needed money to pay for analysis vet bills atlas her joke claim was in bad shape because they were the victims of a hit and run crash medford police say when they pulled her joe over for speeding in january he actually told them atlas was hit by an atv but police say they started to investigate and they learn more they determine her joe is lying atlas died in february and police say there was evidence he was beaten some more her joe was arrested and charged with animal cruelty and theft by deception go fund me tell cbs three they'll be refunding all the people who donated money to her joe who's now banned from using the site reporting live tim jimenez kyw.
"chuck grassley" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"Fact i have a copy of it over here and you can see gary you can see the second page here most of that second page for dis redacted chuck grassley went to the fbi and asked them to remove and they agreed bright much that a lot of the reactions and at other relinquish and i was reading of the second verse and and and the point being as did the un redacted version give us the full story and may be this is why now the the the cry from the democrats and and they're memo because i'm i'm wondering if the referral itself in its fully on redacted version was the play here by the republicans because if you look at that right there's a lot of the stuff that as you mentioned could fully redacted i'm just going through the procedural issue of or the procedural uh item of going to the fbi asking them to redacted information so that it would be greater transparency which in turn because we do know that they of course the house intel committee republicans certainly know what's in the democrat memo right so if they've seen this senate referral yet they might of course the had rosay eight look we need to you'd see if you can get more of that uh take it to the fbi get the stuff uh a lot of the reductions moved so that it tells the proper story right one of remember one of the first things that we heard about afternoon as went and sat down and re and had fbi director ray go over the gop memo raise concern was that it didn't tell the complete story that were stuff left out now we didn't get any answer from that nothing no follow up on that but in this case certainly grassley thought and the fbi agreed that with if with the the the original version it didn't tell the complete story and of course that's true and now we get the less redacted version and i'm wondering if it and and i have a totally squashes the democrat had ma'am and i'm our point exactly an and i haven't heard any democrat come out and say they're not telling the full story in the unb redacted criminal referral riot i have no idea jim go i haven't seen that anywhere else right eight six six ninety red eye what book with more red eye radio with eric harley and gary mcnamara.
"chuck grassley" Discussed on WCHS
"Fact i have a copy of it over here and you can see gerry you can see the second page here most of that second page redan is redacted chuck grassley went to the fbi and asked them to remove and they agreed bright much the a lot of the reductions at of the original version and i was reading of the second verse and and and the point being as did the 'unreacted version give us the full story and may be this is why now the the the cry from the democrats and and they're memo because i'm i'm wondering if the referral itself in its fully unrebutted version was the play here by the republicans because if you look at that right there's a lot of the stuff that as you mentioned could fully redacted i'm just going through the procedural issue of the or the procedural uh item of going to the fbi asking them to redact this information so that it would be greater transparency which in turn because we do know that the of course the house intel committee republicans certainly know which in the democrat memo right so if they've seen this senate referral yet they might of course uh had rosay look look we need to you'd see if you can get more of that uh take it to the fbi get this stuff uh a lot of the reductions moved so that it tells the proper story right one remember one of the first things that we heard about afternoon as went and sat down and re and had fbi director ray go over the gop memo raised concern was that it didn't tell the complete story there were stuff left out now we didn't get any answers from that nothing no follow up on that but in this case certainly grassley thought and the fbi agreed that with if with the the the original version it didn't tell the complete story and of course that's true and now we get the less redacted version and i'm wondering if it and and i have a totally squashes the democrat had ma'am m our point exactly an end i haven't heard any democrat come out and say they're not telling the full story in the unprotected criminal referral riot i have no go i haven't seen that anywhere else right eight six six ninety red eye loyd book with more red eye radio with eric harley and gary mcnamara.
"chuck grassley" Discussed on POLITICO's Nerdcast
"Well uh fusion gps itself wanted that transcript released multiple democratic members of the senate judiciary committee where feinstein the top democrat wanted this transcript released uh but what really really shook this whole matter loose was chuck grassley the chairman of the committee and lindsey graham a sending a criminal referral of over christopher steal who's the author of this dossier the the former british intelligence agent commissioned by the firm to compile this exhaustive not just p related a compilation of evidence that the kremlin might be might be holding something over trump's at soap so here's a chronology uh democrats have been pushing for the transcript fusion wants transcript out then grassley and graham send a criminal referral to the justice department suggesting that steele might have again this is a serious matter uh run afoul of the law and then find since as you know what you didn't notify me you're doing that guess what here comes the transcript i have the power to release its on when to do it so the power move phrases perfect for this because it says feinstein saying guess what you know i i have something to say i'm facing a democratic primary challenge i you know i want to reassert my liberal credentials i care about russia boom here comes the transcript and what was interesting to me about it there charlie is that it ended up just getting both sides reinforcing material for their own opinion about the dossier because glenn simpson that the founder of fusion gps says in the transcript that that he believes there was a that human source who who.
"chuck grassley" Discussed on WWL
"And steal regardless of this man's character it's more important to have a republican in that seat and i think really this is just another indication of how how mentally and emotionally divided we are as a country it's more important for for a lot of people's more important to have the the numbers on your side than it is to have a quality people as kind of a kind of a scary thought so if you're not rich let me some of you are rich but if you're not rich why are you not rich do you envy those americans it but have money to invest de ever wonder why you didn't become richer how to become rich republican senator chuck grassley says he thinks that if you don't have money to invest you joined the ranks of the richest by stop spending money on boos women and movies in an interview ever twenty knives senator grassley said i think not having the estate tax recognizes the people that are investing as opposed to those who are just spending every dorin penny they have whether it's on boos or women or movies are you not rich because you spend too much on bows women and movies and fanta and things like that is it really that simple do you think this is a very insensitive statement or do you do you support it look the guy's a republican i'm not i'm not focusing too much on that but he is a republican and he was talking about his support for the new republican tax plan which i don't know if it has an official name but the unofficial name seems to be the tax cut and jobs act and the central favours this of the new republican tax plan would double the exemption for mary couple from eleven billion to twenty two million if if they inherited money and this means that people could inherit a lot more money and not have to pay taxes but this is also known as the desk tax so i i do understand this this argument that the estate tax is a double tax the money's tax when it's earned and the money's taxed again what's an when it inherited and i i personally think that's wrong tax at one time somebody pay taxes on it you shouldn't treated as income when somebody inherited that's my opinion but that's not.