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Examining the media coverage of the Trump investigation
"Is the media midweek. Podcast i'm bob garfield and it was a tough monday morning for one guy. Been waiting on this decision since the middle of october and now the middle of february. We're finally getting this decision from the supreme court they are saying that the manhattan district attorney cy. Vance can in fact get to former president. Donald trump's tax returns. This is something that has been playing out in the courts for more than a year. Now that there is an oldie but a goodie the intriguing prospect of an allegedly rule breaking tax dodging constitution shredding president on riled prosecutors and fulton county georgia have launched a criminal investigation into former president. Trump's january phone call with the georgia secretary of state where he told secretary reference burger to quote fine. Vote lean. while new york's attorney general is investigating whether or not the trump organization misled investors by inflating assets. We should probably expect that. There will be charges filed against him that he will be indicted on. This case will probably go to trial. I think there's an excellent chance that he will be found guilty and if he is found guilty. There's an excellent chance he'll wind up in prison. Yeah not so fast. Late last year in the new york review writer lawyer and former federal prosecutor uncooked kadoorie reviewed the various arguments including his own ford. The prosecution of donald trump elsewhere he had characterized such as quote insane among his critics. One too many former prosecutors himself included represented in the commentariat to too few defense attorneys. Who know how to find holes in any complex case and three as he told brooke in december. No one is willing to say. We just can't know. I guess it's not a great way to get twitter. Followers or cable news hits but it just fundamentally true. There are lots of things we don't know and facts could change. And you know it's very rare that anyone saying that which brings us back to august. Virus vans says painter last year to door shebang as part of its investigation into president. Trump's business dealings time says. The bank complied with that subpoena. When that news broke a lot of people were strongly suggesting there might be a bank fraud case. What the manhattan. Da is looking at here is overstating the value of your assets to get loans understating the value of your assets when it comes tax time that kind of thing is straightforward textbook fraud. It's much easier for prosecutors to prove those kind of charges. Well just compare the two and then you know. He's in huge trouble. If they're not the same a bunch of people were. This is not just a bunch of people but a bunch of prominent former prosecutors with significant followings on twitter and cable news contributor gigs i was just really taken aback because i founded the fundamentally very misleading basically said. The speculation was insane. That you've done this at doj and it's simply not how fraud investigations are conducted. That is the word used in the wall street journal insane in particular about the suggestion that had been made by former acting solicitor. General under obama. And you'll cut. You'll i think it's totally possible for all of this to come out before the twenty twenty election in terms of new york's prosecutors getting this information on in acting on it and so that was really surprising to be coming from someone who is at least supposed to know better. According to convicted trump lawyer michael cohen trump inflated his assets when it was opportunities so deflated them when that was profitable. And if cohen is right. Doesn't that mean that a prosecutor could just compare one accounting book with another. Find the mismatch numbers. And you know it's over. No i mean. It's a very reasonable supposition. But when you're investing financial fraud case the fact that some documents some numbers may differ from one set to another is often. Just the start of a case you have to figure out why they differ doesn't matter why they differ who prepared them if their lawyers accountants and auditors involved. What did they have to say about. The relevant figures trump did not have a huge business. Right this is something. That i think david farrell hold at the post has been very good at illustrating for the public. Ns fairly small organization but that organization still had lawyers had an accountant. That is going to substantiate complicate any investigation if the lawyers overstepped and they can't prove that this was a conspiracy with which trump was involved. Then he's not liable that's correct. We don't even really know what trump's involvement was in the preparation of any of these figures that would be the crucial question. You'd want emails if they exist and of course he notoriously email. You'd want to know whether he had spoken to people and provided with them potentially with oral instructions now in the case of cohen. That is what he says right. That trump instructed people to falsify these figures but he's not a great witness is not a great witness at all. So you would want people to corroborate that you'd want much more than michael cohen. Ideally
How Pundits Are Inflating Trump's Odds of Facing Criminal Charges
"This week saw americans of all political humor's bewitched by wishful thinking some seeing donald trump after many stumbles finally on the path to victory in states and join texas and support of supreme court lawsuit which seeks to stop george michigan wisconsin and pennsylvania from finalizing their election. Results president trump on twitter. Call this case quote the big one and others foreseeing delectable prospect of rule breaking tax dodging constitution shredding precedent on trial there are credible allegations of donald trump has in tach fourth bankruptcy for four instances of possible obstruction of justice that robert mueller outlined his report on russian interference in the election. Meanwhile the president and his family actually have a whole lot more to deal with. New york's attorney general is investigating the trump organization misled investors by inflating assets as court filings and news reports hinted investigations well underway certain. Team ounce within the talk of sphere. We should probably expect that. There will be charges against him that he will be indicted on in this case. We're probably going to trial. I think is an excellent chance that he will be found guilty. Pius found guilty. There's an excellent chance he'll wind up in prison last month. In the new york review writer lawyer and former federal prosecutor amish kadoorie reviewed the various arguments including his own for the likely prosecution of donald trump but kadoorie also conceded that in fact. Such speculation is quote insane among his critiques of the media. Commentariat that there are too many former prosecutors himself included represented and that there are too few defense attorneys who know better than anyone had a scrambler prosecution and that no one is willing to say we just can't know. I guess it's not a great way to get twitter. Followers or cable news hits. But it's just fundamentally true. There are lots of things we don't know and facts could change. And you know. It's very rare that i see anyone saying that which brings us back to august. Virus vans sadness subpoena last year to dorsey bank as part of its investigation into president. Trump's business dealings times says the bank complied with that subpoena. When that news broke a lot of people were strongly suggesting there might be a bank fraud. Case what the manhattan. Da is looking at here is overstating the value of your assets to get loans understating the value of your assets when it comes tax time that kind of thing is straightforward textbook fraud. It's much easier for prosecutors to prove those kind of charges love. Compare the two and then you know. He's in huge trouble. If they're not the same a bunch of people were saying. This is not just a bunch of people but a bunch of prominent former prosecutors with significant followings on twitter and cable news contributor gigs. I was really taken aback because i found fundamentally very misleading. You basically said the speculation was insane. That you've done this at doj and it simply not how fraud investigations are conducted. Yeah no that is the word i used in the wall street journal insane in particular about the suggestion that had been made by former acting solicitor. General under obama. And you'll cut yo. I think it's totally possible for all of this to come out before the twenty twenty election terms of new york's prosecutors getting this information on in acting on it in so that was really surprising to be coming from someone who is at least supposed to know better. According to convicted trump lawyer michael cohen trump inflated his assets when it was opportunity to do so deflated them when that was profitable. And if cohen is right doesn't that mean that a prosecutor could just compare one accounting book with another find the mismatch numbers. And you know it's over no So it's a very reasonable supposition but when you're investigating financial fraud case the fact that some documents some numbers may differ from one set to another is often just the start of case you have to figure out why they differ does matter why they differ. Who prepared them if their lawyers. Accountants and auditors involved. What did they have to say about. The relevant figures trump did not have a huge business. Right this is something that i think david farrell hold. The post has been very good at illustrating for the public. And it's fairly small organization but that organization still had lawyers had an accountant that is going to substantially complicate any investigation. If the lawyers overstepped and they can't prove that this was a conspiracy with which trump was involved. Then he's not liable that's correct. We don't even really know what trump's involvement was in the preparation of any of these figures that would be the crucial question. You'd want emails if they exist and of course he notoriously does not use email. You'd want to know whether he had spoken to people and provided them potentially with oral instructions now in the case of cohen. That is what he says right. That trump instructed people to falsify these figures it's not a great witness is not a great witness at all and so you would want people to corroborate that you'd want much more than michael cohen. Ideally if you're just playing the odds the odds usually disfavor an indictment right. People do things that look problematic. You look a little closer. There are some times innocuous explanations or maybe you just can't build the case to prove what you think really happened so charges are not brought. There may not be a criminal case against the president. Even if the justice department looks aggressively at what we know so far and digs up additional things and that's itself a big. If you say that there's a bunch of suctions built into this genre of reporting the reporting on the president's future prosecutions that baffles skew. Your i mean. One of the assumptions is that there is a criminal case. It's just you know which one where do you find it. Another option is that sivan's will definitely be charging the president. Are you talking about the new york magazine. Piece that said considering the number of crimes he has committed the time span over which he has committed them and the range of jurisdictions in which his crimes have taken place. His potential legal exposure is breathtaking though certainly one of them. I think the la times columnists that you mentioned that assumption is also built into his piece. There was a piece of politico on december third about trump's pardon power that said well. He's got all this criminal exposure in the states and you know criminal exposures kind of a term of art just means like the risk of potential criminal charges. It is not really that informative because a lot of people have come criminal exposure. A lot of times and never get charged. And you know vance's office in particular. I say i find it really strange that this assumption has sort of taken hold at all because his office history presuming complex white collar. Cases is quite checkered including
"cohen trump" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Yeah I mean when you told me, you lay that out I mean what I find fascinating here is it seems to me actually a category of two and it's interesting that cone brings up the Saudis and NBS because it really does seem that there's there's two leaders and two countries about which there can be no criticism whatsoever I mean they hacked to death a news, an American newspaper columnist Miss. Saudi national but American newspaper columnist. And Mike Pompeo went to go grip and Grin and bear and trump's even on the record saying the Saudis by lots of toys from trump I like the Saudis like the outcomes razor here is Donald. Trump likes money the Saudis and the Russians have lots of money. ARRIGO DONALD, trump WILMA, criticize the Saudis, and Russia's no matter what they do because he wants some of that sweet sweet cash on the other end of this Gig. It. Certainly appears that way Chris I'd also add as Michael counted though we all acknowledge my on is a felon who has served time in jail but nonetheless, this desire for power were self aggrandizement or everything be about oneself. We see that in what my content, what we've all seen in Donald Trump's adoration of Kim Jong on North Korea. I mean really honestly what is there to have a door adoration about exactly Yeah that's a good point because I think obviously, there's a corruption angle here right there's a sort of looking for the financial incentives and I think with the Saudis and brush. That's clear. But I guess you could say that it Donald Trump doesn't have a lot of beliefs but one of them is like dictatorship is good or like power is good and he genuinely likes that the and that's what cone appears to be saying they're right. Let the Kim Jong makes no sense in these sort of. Transactional sense is it just seems like he genuinely likes the way the guys running the country. And think he likes leaders. Who It appears are in total control. And that is what he has attempted to do as president. You saw in the story that you just ran about Jean Carole having the Justice Department take over a personal attack that Donald trump ostensibly made allegedly made against Jean Carole using the US government for his own purposes. So I think he sees that in Putin ABC's that in MB S. Mohammad bin Salman, and he sees that in Kim Jong UN and any other leader that appears to have control over their country. That's not the US democracy. That's not what we want I. Don't think that's what the American people want, but it appears it that's what Donald Trump wants. Yeah majority of them don't seem to want it at the moment but these things are are their delicate as we have learned. As, many generations of. American. Politicians and theorists have warned Ambassador Wendy Sherman. Thank. You so much for making time with US tonight. Enki Chris that does it for all in. You can catch us every weeknight at eight o'clock on. MSNBC. Don't forget to like us on facebook that's facebook dot com slash all in with Chris. I'm tr-. Mainly host of into America, a podcast from MSNBC join me as we go into the roots of inequality and economic injustice and racial injustice, and then when you add health is a health injustice into what's at stake people are going to be voting not for a person but for stability and into what comes next into America, a podcast about who we are as Americans and who we want to become new episodes, every Monday Wednesday and Thursday subscribe now..
Court shields Trump tax returns, likely until after election
"I might cross your reporting a court shields president trump's tax returns likely until after the election a federal appeals court has blocked the Manhattan district attorney from getting president Donald trump's tax records while trump's lawyers make another attempt to overturn the subpoena seeking the records the temporary stay makes it unlikely the case will be resolved or any of trump's tax returns will be turned over before the November election Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance junior began seeking trump's tax returns over a year ago that's an issue aided the investigation after Michael Cohen trump's former personal attorney told Congress the president had misled tax officials insurers and business associates about the value of his assets hi Mike Rossi
Trump Denies Giuliani Acted on His Behalf in Ukraine: 'Rudy Has Other Clients'
"I WANNA play a clip of an interview with Donald Trump and his and his old buddy man who used have a cable show until he was fired because of so many accusations of sexual arrangement this is donald trump talking about rudy. Giuliani whose intimated he has insurance against the president and won't run the bus over him and this is what Donald Trump is now saying about him. Take a listen. So what was Rudy Giuliani. Doing in Ukraine on your behalf. Where you have to ask that to rudy but Rudy I? I don't even know I. I know he was going to go to Ukraine and I think he cancelled a trip But you know Rudy has other clients other than me. I'm one direct him to go there on your behalf. You didn't know but you have to understand. Rudy is a great corruption fighter. I mean there's so much that's fascinating about this betsy but the first thing that sticks Out To me is you'RE GONNA have to ask is literally what he said about. Michael Kohn back in April eighteen. When he was I asked about the animals? He said you're going to have to ask Michael and look where Michael ended up right did not have a happy ending for for Mr Cohen Trump. Telling people to talk to rudy kind of ironically also matches. What what he was telling? Some of his senior administration officials called him with questions about Ukraine. He said go talk to Rudy. The reality is rudy. Unquestionably was one of the trump himself. Senior on voice too key while this entire process was playing out and everybody knew it that Ukrainians new at the Americans knew trump trump nuit rudy. New at there was no mystery to this and remember part of the reason that there's such a robust conversation about whether or not to expand the number of witnesses. This is testifying before the impeachment inquiry is that we haven't actually heard from people who were really really in the weeds with Rudy himself. On the work he was doing for the president resident. Love Parnassus a person who would potentially be able to provide that testimony Andrea earmark. who was an aide to the president of Ukraine who met with Rudy shortly after after the trump as Alinsky phone call year? Mock told me on the record that led Parnasse was at the table when he and Rudy had a conversation that has now proven to the incredibly faithful Peres hasn't yet testified. So there's a lot of information out there that congressional Democrats still don't have a great point as for Rudy Swim. I mean debates. He's he's point he literally tells Linski on the phone call to talk to rudy. He tells them you talk to people. Will you borrow Rudy. He I mean he will try because he tries to do this. All this things things and just sort of like Ben Reality News will but there is just no question. He's directing people to get in contact with Rudy. No absolutely and look like as betsy was mentioning earlier about how India Open and how public this was and it wasn't actually a secret at best. It was an open secret. That Giuliani was acting on president. Trump's behalf unrest is he was telling reporters on the record for months in in a very loquacious manner in the months leading up to the scandal before the long before the impeachment inquiry was even lauch. And when when he would talk about it to reporters at various outlets including at the daily beast he would repeatedly say how he was. Keeping President. Trump abreast yes leafed on all of his progress progress so if president trump wants turn around now and talk about how oh he was doing his own thing well. There were numerous opportunities from to tell his lawyer to knock get the hell off if he actually wanted US win. Su- sang and Betsy Woodruff Swan. Thank you both your time
FBI documents point to Trump role in hush money for porn star Daniels
"Show president trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen trump's aid hope Hicks discussed a hush money payment the porn star stormy Daniels in a phone call just weeks before the twenty sixteen election documents also show that trump joined the call unredacted search warrants and document in the call in case were released by government prosecutors yesterday Daniels and former playboy model Karen McDougal have a ledge having affairs with trump claims trump has denied the house Judiciary Committee yesterday demanded hope picks returned for a second round of questioning within the next month to clarify what it described as inconsistent testimony she gave about Donald trump's hush
Jody Wilson-Raybould: The woman in the eye of the storm
"Wilson abled you've heard her name in the news for going on a month. Now, she's the woman at the center of the biggest political scandal to hit Canada, and a very long time the Trudeau government fighting itself in crisis mode over this SNC lavaman scandal. Bombshell testimony on Wednesday from Canada's former attorney general Jodie Wilson rebelled hers. The name prime minister Justin Trudeau will never ever forget the right. Honorable Jodie Wilson rebel testified. The would not bend to what she considered inappropriate pressure on the part of his office to interfere in the essence Alaba in case and the she was alternately penalized for it. The prime minister asked me to help out to find a solution here for us NC in response. I explained to him the law, but Jodie Wilson. Ray bold is also a person an indigenous lawyer with a whole life and distinguished career prior to these headlines liberal MP for Vancouver. Granville, feels it all that pressure back when she was still the first indigenous woman to become attorney general a star member of Trudeau's. Gender-balanced cabinet before being shuffled to better affairs as a result. She believes a standing her ground defending the rule of law Canadians of mostly lauded Wilson rebelled for quote, speaking her truth to power that doesn't mean she hasn't been subject to racism and sexism allegedly from even within her own party. Why versus all coming from? And what does this kind of treatment say about the liberal party or more broadly, Canadian politics? I'm Sarah, VO spelled infrastructure and heath Rawlings as we Mark International Women's Day this week. This is the big story. To walk us through Wilson rebelled is how she's been treated and the significance of how she's been treated. We welcome globe in mail columnist Elizabeth frenzy to the big story podcast. Hey, liz. Hi, sarah. Thanks for coming on happy to be. We'll tell me a little about about what you know about Wilson rebelled. She, you know, she's a big deal and Trudeau's gender-balanced cabinet no longer in cabinet, but what's hers sort of Baxter. Started get here to begin with, you know, about well, she was the first indigenous woman to be Justice minister and attorney general. And then of course, she was and she was a lawyer quite celebrated lawyer in British Columbia and indigenous woman as well. And she, of course, famously was demoted from her position of Justice minister and attorney general into veterans affairs Menton widely considered to be a demotion. Although, of course, veterans affairs is really important portfolio. But then we what happened after that is what sort of I think she was fairly well known to the public eye because of high profile legal and Justice issues on the federal landscape like cannabis legalization the right to die legislation and things like that. So she'd always been quite how high profile, but this particular scandal around SNC level has really put her profile in her just in the stratosphere. Yeah. I of the storm really I have the store. Yeah. So and I really last week felt like the day that she testified, you know, she's sitting for hours in front of the Justice committee in your watching. How did you feel? Yeah. It was quite extraordinary felt like, you know, one of those moments where the entire country stopped oddly, everyone, I knew had stopped and was sitting somewhere watching this. And it, of course, happened on the same day that Michael Cohen Trump's former lawyer was testifying. Before congress in the United States, and that was a much more combative and kind of fiery weird mail boisterous. Angry confrontation. And then there came Jodie Wilson Ray bold and sat down with no one sitting beside her and her, I guess possibly assistance behind her and in front of what is I'm sure the most packed Justice committee. There has ever been sure there are people lined up outside and she testified in the most extraordinary way. Like, just very calm. Very methodical. Very meticulous. Never sort of giving away any like sense that she felt you know, angry or anything like that. It was just very calm. She laid out what had happened to her. And I think for most people more persuasive for the kind of calmness with which she laid out her as she said her truth. Yeah. And let's talk about that, you know, really did land. Well with a lot of. Canadians. And and I think she speaks her truth was the headline Tronto star the next day. You know, what do you read into that positive response to to the way that she testified? Did she have to do that in order to be credible to be listened to to be heard? Well, we'd had a vacuum around this right for round this issue for the longest time, the prime minister would say a couple of little things. And then there was you know, people briefing off the record and things and you'd get those versions in the news. But there was never there was no kind of their their until she spoke. There was no central narrative until she spoke about what had happened during this. We'd had my Gornik the chief of the Clark with a Privy Council speaking, but apart from that sort of none of the central players had spoken. And so I think there was a real hunger to have some kind of sense of instead of innuendo and slur. And background noise. Actually have somebody lay down what they saw to be the kind of accurate series of events, according to their point of view, which is what she did. Yeah. And she had the receipts. Right. She had only had the receipts. She she spills the tea. Yeah. She. Did she had it seemed to me very loyally? You know, she laid things out methodically. She had clearly kept contemporaneous notes. She had emails and texts and things like that. And never in the almost I think it was four hours of testimony. Did she divert from this narrative of this is what happened to me? And this is how I felt and she didn't use hyperbolic language or anything. But it was all the more powerful for that. For her just using little tiny. Phrases like veiled threats, and then she made, you know, a reference to Richard Nixon and the Saturday night massacre. You know in which he he needed to get people to do his dastardly bidding and went down the list in the department of Justice until he found somebody who would. So these things I think were because she spoke so carefully, and so directly it had a real impact, and there was no hyperbole. There was no kind of you out when he was testifying was much more passionate and emboldened and kind of forceful threats to democracy, and you know, somebody's gonna get killed. There's crazy culture of or or or aura of of partisanship in violence in the in the air, which I think is probably you know, I think is there is there's some act today. Yeah. For sure, but her testimony was so different. And so much more powerful for it. Yes. That's her position in all this scandal and controversy, but do you what do you sort of see when you put a gender lens on that? As a woman having to be believed. Incredible. I think we've seen lots of obviously way different context. But, you know, lots of testimonies from women who are needing to be have their side of the version of things hurt. And and a lot of ways there. It doesn't get the weight that I think you have Christine Blasi. Maybe. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I'm Christine Blasi Ford who still has not been able as far as I know to move back into her house and is still suffering death threats. Now has to have, you know, people around her bodyguards and things and so just to be clear. She was the the woman who said that as a teen she was sexually assaulted by Brad Cavanaugh who is now on the supreme court bench in the United States. Yes. Exactly. So we do kind of I think for better or worse. Partly because there are so few women in these very high positions of power. So when they do come forward to testify for better or worse. They do kind of, you know, the intensity of our gazes upon them because they are few and far between, and I don't I don't think you can separate that four Jodie Wilson Rabaul because I don't know if you know this, but Justin Trudeau as a feminist is. Yeah, it's true. I know I thought I should be the first one and. And he had a gender-balanced cabinet twenty. She was a major star player. Exactly. She was a a major star player. So I think what's happened is as I wrote in a column at the time live by the effort die by the effort. So he has made such he's really tied so much of his credibility. I think to this idea of gender Justice gender equity, the pushing of progressive feminist causes and a half to say in many ways, the government has been good. You know, there have been there has been terrific legislation in certain ways. But if you're going to present yourself as being pure than pure and more pristine than pristine than anytime, you are seeing to step outside that boundary anytime, you are perhaps seeing to be treating a senior female member of your cabinet in a way that is not necessarily progressive or perhaps there are other members of your caucus who are briefing against her or are saying things about her. That frankly, smack of sexism even off the record, then that's gonna look really bad. And I think that's what we saw here. And also there have been reports of some really racist and sexist language used against her, you know, within the government, but also out in the world. What have you sort of seen or heard about that? Oh, yeah. There's been all kinds of things, and we had a couple of liberal male liberal backbenchers say things about her along the lines of you know, she couldn't handle the stress or she wasn't a team player. One said that her father was perhaps pulling her strings, which is just I know. Yeah. Later apologized for it. And he apologized in the house, which is good. But in a way, I actually find hearing those things oddly refreshing, because I know so many people actually think them and to congratulate about loud, like at least we get to see people truly feel and then it becomes obvious. And then we can. Deal with it. Right. And so now, you know, nobody I was actually quite surprised that we did hear things along those lines. What we've heard also an again, this is more off the record stuff is you know, that she was difficult. Not a team player. Difficult can be code, right? Absolutely. No. There's no doubt about it whatsoever. There's all these coded words that are used for women, especially women in leadership roles, especially women in politics and unlikable is big one or likable be here with Hillary Clinton all the time. Right. Yeah. Yeah. Or Elizabeth Warren, or you know, any of the American politicians likeable team player, you know, cooperative. And it's it's interesting because traditionally what women are thought to bring to leadership tables, whether it's the boardroom or political leadership tables is the so-called soft skills. Right. Soft power. So that is empathy you know, team being a team player being able to work well with others collaboration. So I think any woman who then diverts from that script no matter in how small away is branded as perhaps even more harshly than than her male colleagues would be and he kept calling her Jodi in the early days. Right. It was like Jodi, you know, it's going to do this or that. And I'm like, she's a minister, right, right? Able to you. Yeah. Right honourable. Yeah. Exactly. I'm, but, but you know, what do you see is really hypocritical on his part, then you know, you really outlined. Very well. You know, the the double standards, I think for a lot of women who are in powerful roles like Why's it as an especially bad problem for Justin Trudeau because he hasn't. This is bidden his entire brand. I so I interviewed last week I interviewed this famous American journalists in Toronto named Rebecca traced to American feminist journalist, and she was kind of golf smacked by the whole scandal. Because she said when you look from outside our country, what they know about Justin Trudeau is that he's a great feminist, and the you know that he pushes women's equality, and that has been the brand that they built from you know, from when the when he was in
"cohen trump" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Well, FOX just it gets increasingly. Comical. I just spent three minutes. Watching CNN is subjected my mental health. For the sake of you in this program to three minutes of CNN. Let me let me give you the upshot here. What is? Is having a major major moment of crisis. Apparently, Michael Cohen Trump's wrapped in of the fixture. Lawyer was was supposed to testify somewhere somehow. And he has postponed his testimony claiming that there have been threats from Trump. And CNN is running with this. As though it's a now descended into a mob case and it revolves around Rooney. Rudy Giuliani and recent TV appearances Cohen is now saying I'm not testifying. I'm not here. What Giuliani Giuliani threatened me Giuliani threatening? And that means Trump is threatening my father in law. Who's Ukrainian they're threatening me? I'm not testify. Now Cohen is going to jail in March and Cohen is doing everything he can to get his sentence reduced. And so he's saying anything that he thinks prosecutors at the southern district of New York and even the special counsel estimable irreplaceable Robert has smaller third might. Hear and decide that this guy has been so helpful and he's going so out of the way to help us nail Trump that maybe we can reduce his sentence. He's got one month. Is basically well six weeks set five five weeks before he gets sentenced. And so he's pulling out all the stops. Now. Now, I didn't have enough time to gather what specifically Rudy has said on TV recently that constituted a threat message to Cohen from Trump only that it revolves around Cohen's father in law and an organized crime. And so now CNN's gonna expert guest after expert does this constant witnessed Trump, a president of the United States. And guess. No. You mean, the old mobbed as they would say, gee, I hope you're able to see the sun shine again or g can you swim with cement swimsuit, you may have to learn how someday. But those kinds of things are part of the parlance, and may were not regarded as witnessed amperage, so. There's nothing Muller doesn't have anything. It's clear the Democrats, and these committees are not gonna get anything. And so they just keep throwing things up against the wall. So now Rudy. Who? Some strange things on outlook. So what if Trump Dr Cohen Trump card every once every? Apparently something Rudy said constitutes. Cohen being scared to death. That whatever Rudy says a quiver. Trump threatening Cohen Cohen, look, I'm not testifying anymore. I'm not saying, I I've got so I think this is just it's it's the continuation of Cohen turning turning rat and doing what he can now for himself. And he could read the Taylor gino's knows what all these people think about Trump. It's always tried to feed them anything that will. Ingratiate him to them for the purposes of having his sentence graced. In the meantime, the president has sent this letter to Nancy Pelosi. Hey, I'm looking forward to stay the union address next Tuesday. I'll see in the house chamber, whatever time and the media saying that this constitutes a flagrant disrespect. The speaker of the house who has disinvited the president president can't just show up. Every once on Capitol Hill, he's to be invited up there. But the people who run Capitol Hill he can't just show up. So he's showing great disrespect. For for Pelosi in the house in in general. I mentioned that the top of the program is beginning to be some cracks here in the democrat. Resolve the by the way. A lot of people wanna what is the status where things stand? Now. Here's the deal that Trump proposed. I'm gonna give you the basic elements of this. Five point seven billion dollars for wall funding border security in exchange for the continuation of Dhaka status for three hundred thousand and the temporary permanent status for another two or three hundred thousand but no pathway to citizenship. No amnesty. No pathway to citizenship. It gives the Democrats. A lot of what they want. But it has the five point seven billion dollars for the wall which. The Democrats don't want Trump to have any kind of a deal here that constitutes a win could be portrayed as as a win. I am told that there is a lot of pressure inside the White House on Trump to include a pathway to citizenship for the doctor kids and the TPS people. But I think that would be an egregious. It don't don't it's not time for that. It isn't necessary to get this. This is about border security. There's no amnesty. No pathway to citizenship. None of this. But there's pressure inside the White House for Trump to do this. There are look folks, we all know we've talked about it there there. There are people in there who have trying to sabotage. Trump who think that he's a neophyte doesn't know what he's doing? And they're trying to massage. What he does. In their image of what should be done. And then he's got actual advisors. Who in this case do think a pathway to citizenship might get a deal? And it might but that would be self-defeating. So I I personally think the president has to hold fast on no pathway to citizenship to stick with the deal. You offered stick with it. It's been presented to the Senate. It needs seven Democrats voting for it. That's not gonna happen. I don't think in their nobody expected this to pass. You get fifty three Republicans you need sixty votes in the Senate. They're not gonna get seven Democrats at least at this stage. The purpose of making the offering this deal is to demonstrate that one side is willing to compromise negotiate across the I'll make sure government works demonstrate cooperation or whatever all the cliches are that the American people supposedly all want to see. This is another myth, by the way, the American people at large the vast majority want the congress and the president. Again. That's that that assumption is belied by presidential results. The people voted for Donald Trump do not want Trump getting along with the Democrats have been means a Democrats get what they want. So many cliches American people want Washington to work. They want to see cooperation they wanna see Republicans crossing the aisle. It's all a crock. But to the extent that there is a benefit in showing you're willing to talk right now Trump is winning that it is Pelosi refusing to even enter another room at trumpets Pelosi, refusing to even talk about this. She's pandering expressly to her base this is causing causing a weakening in the resolve and the left. The hill dot com has a story here Representative Collin Peterson democrat Minnesota called on his democrat colleagues to give Trump the funding for the long desired border wall. Saying it's construction is inevitable. We're going to get this thing. Anyway, give him the money. This happened yesterday. I give him the whole thing. I'd put strings on it. So you make sure he puts the wall where it needs to be. But why are we fighting over this this this democrat, we're going to build that wall? Anyway at some time, so he's tantamount acknowledging the need for the wall. And he's not a newbies. Fifteen term congressman thirty years. This guy's been there. Top democrat look at him cross-eyed when he makes the suggestion. The fifteen term congresses at top Democrats look at him cross eyed. I guess looking at him cross is their best argument. That's all they've got. I think we've got the sound. But let me. Yeah. Colin people. Here we grab sound bite number ten. This is on K F G O risen Fargo and the interview is Representative Collin Peterson. And the the host says look if you if you re in that room talking about the government shutdown. What would you do? I'm committee chairman. So I'm in the room with the other leadership. I told them you guys are making a mistake. Trump the money. I'd give him the whole thing and put strings on it. So that you make sure that he puts the wall word needs to be. Why are we fighting over this? We're going to build that wall. Anyway at some time. Wow. Fifteen term thirty. You're democrat congressman Collin Peterson in the wall. Give the money we're going to build the wall at meaning this guy, he is betraying wrong word. He is portraying what the actual thinking on the democrat side is anyway, because you know, what he knows he knows that Schumer and Pelosi and Hillary Clinton and all these other democrat leaders have in the past proposed the wall they've all supported building a wall including spending as much as fifty six billion dollars for one. He's also telegraphing that the democrat position on this is at some point. There has to be something done. About the never ending flow of illegal immigration. Now. I'm gonna tell you something folks. If there are Democrats who think that it must mean, it is really out of control because the Democrats need a permanent underclass. They have been in favor of amnesty for all the way around up. They have been for open borders. They have been for any body getting in this country who wants to get because their future democrat voters. If there are now Democrats willing. Go along with putting some limits on it. And even building a wall. It tells me that there's a bunch of them, and I don't know how many, but some of them at least who are beginning to think that this whole thing is out of control. Meaning the the degree the number the the amount of of illegals. See here is Steny Hoyer breaks with Pelosi says that he would be open to Trump giving the state of the union on the house floor and also disagreeing with her on walls that they can be moral. So there's some some fishers if if you will. Meanwhile during all this Trump's approval rating holding steady at forty five percent. Amid the government shutdown again, this is in the hill dot com. So they're telling us. And CNN's running. All these thirty one percent of American people blame Trump seventy one American people what the government shutdown. Well, how is Trump's approval number at forty five percent in the shutdown? Then if if although CNN numbers. Are our troops. Anyway, let's take a another brief obscene profit timeout..
"cohen trump" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics
"Cast box original producing studio. Seventy one. Okay. Let's get to the store. Okay. Fishy. It takes putting up on the wall chicken. Shit off of the put down on the floor and the glass, both take some buck and putting up on the wash when she. Okay. So. We didn't do much. Now. So Michael Cohen Trump's former personal lawyer got sentenced today. Yes. What do you? What you? I was gonna fix up. But he only got three years three years. So we're not gonna talk about it. What is there to really say? I mean, I know it's just like got three years that was it. We should have gotten more. He so gross. I just for being gross again more. And just it's all speculation was yesterday podcast that came out yesterday. I love doing them two days in a row, it's really rewarding. And even with Michael Flynn. Everything is speculation. There's no actual news. Everybody's talking and they're like, well if this happens, and this is gonna happen. If that happens that he might go to jail for this law. And if they gives this information, then maybe he won't go to jail. So everybody is speculating and talking and pondering, and we don't really have any actual news. Except for the fact that he's going away for three years, and even then maybe he won't because he could get parole. He could make more deals. We don't really know is he really going to go to jail. We're not sure. But what we do know is that Nancy Pelosi fucking, okay? Yes. Now, I don't know if anyone saw the most incredible. I I don't know. What is your name? Yes. Justin. I love you so much. I love you. Okay. Do you see him? I do see. Hi. Jess amazing. Okay. I'm times. He just fight us. Snap. Just like. Yes. Okay. Still normal and it's comforting. Yeah. And it's your space doesn't fucking matter. And I'm like, you're right. It's your safe-space. Okay space. Yeah. What were we saying about the thing? Yes. So they had Trump Pelosi and Chuck Schumer all met in the White House. I don't know if anyone's did everybody, see it or know a lot of people sought. I don't know if you you might have seen snippets of it. We watched the entire thing. It's amazing sixteen minutes long. We watched it like twice three times. We watched it three times. It's one of the big most probably most exciting, entertaining and oddest pieces of theater have ever seen. It's never ever ever happened in the White House before they've never done. Like, it was just photo op. It was ten we're all talking, right? And normally Trump will have those meetings where he has all those people around and he's like, oh, all right. Dick, do you wanna say something great? Okay. And Trump doing so. Well, you're amazing. You're so, and then whatever whatever, and it's just little you're great. You're great. You're great. This is what we're gonna do done or press conference or whatever. This was a full. Argument. It was a full argument. Not only was there. Oh, I forgot to mention that Pence was there too. But no one would have known because he was on painkillers falling asleep. It's sixteen minutes long. He doesn't say a word not a word or move. Julie Foudy might have UT. I like I did. I did because he kept me in like. And she's in watching me do that for two days. Slow his body movements were slow and deliberate because he was so uncomfortable. But then he was trying to listen. But yeah, Rachel. Rachel Maddow said she didn't know if he was meditating or dozing I was like yet dosing on cotton. He was thinking about all the gays. He was going to convert it, right? You know what I mean conversion? Mother other mother his wife and figuring about all the people that are going to go to hell and stuff. You know? Including the three he was talking to exactly thinking about how he's going to run for President Trump wants five billion dollars put in the budget for the wall..
Officials defend actions after migrant girl dies in custody
"Made the difficult journey through treacherous terrain. This is just a very sad example of the dangers of this charity, according to DHS customs and border patrol agents. Apprehended the girl and her father on December six at the antelope wells border port of entry in western New Mexico along with a group of migrants turning themselves in to the US agents. It was there that DHS says her father at first told border agents his daughter was in good health. It was noted on an English language intake form that the father signed. But he does not speak English. The father and daughter waited for hours before boarding. Rush to a nearby border station. DHS says on the way to Lord Burgh, New Mexico ninety five miles away the girl ran a high fever and started vomiting at one point. She stopped breathing agents revived her and called the head for emergency medical help just over an hour after reaching the border station. She was airlifted to providence children's hospital in El Paso, Texas, one hundred sixty miles away. Her father traveled there separately. The girl suffered cardiac arrest in the hospital was revived but did not recover. She died on the morning of December eight the coroner has not ruled on her cause of death this family chose to cross illegally. What happened here was they were ninety ninety miles away from where we could process them. We gave immediate care. We'll continue to look into the situation. But again, I cannot stress how dangerous this journey is. When migrants she used to come here illegally does administration take responsibility for a parent taking child on a trek through Mexico. To get to this country. No, not far from this hospital in El Paso, the group border network for human rights takes issue with the Trump administration blaming the girl's father. This is not the America that we believe that we used to believe I I mean, mean. the decision of the border these tuition is going to come in on the rest of our society. This is not what the Mary Kay. And Jake the department of homeland security inspector general says that it will launch an internal investigation into the death of this young girl in that the report will be made public, but critics are also wondering why it took DHS more than a week to talk about this case publicly and asking why took a news report to bring this story to light Jake. All right eleven Darren El Paso. Thank you so much be sure to tune in this Sunday morning to state of the union. I guess we'll be Senator Susan Collins, congressman Elijah Cummings. It all starts at nine AM and noon eastern our coverage on CNN continues right now. I will see you Sunday morning. Have a good weekend. So many people around the world, depend on CNN's quality reporting. Now, they have an incredible online store, we've clothes gear and gadgets right now, you can get fifteen percent off your purchase. Just visit store dot CNN dot com. And when you're checking out into the code CNN podcast, just one word get a fifteen percent discount. It's that simple. That store dot CNN dot com. What's up everybody? Steve Smith here. Letting you know that players only is back on a new night. Come hang with me, see web. Isaiah thomas. Kevin McHale g a three D And Candace Parker every Monday night. We'll be bringing you the nights NBA action. Like only the players
"cohen trump" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"And the progressive voices met word. Four. Some lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison. Now. Now, a little tip of Mr. Cohen, I aimed prison you walk right up to the biggest guy in the yard you pay him one hundred and thirty thousand dollars. Climbed up onto the prison bus. He made sure to throw Trump under it. Telling the court recently, the president tweeted a statement calling me week, and it was correct. But for much different reason than he was implying. It was because time and time again, I felt it was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds. And evidently, you suck at it. Here's the thing. There you have it right there from Cohen Trump did dirty deeds. Who I believe was stormy Daniels. Co star. That now. Cohen bared, his tortured soul saying my weakness can be characterized as a blind loyalty to Donald Trump. Yes. His only real crime was being loyal to Donald Trump, which we now know is a felony. Colin went on to say, it was that sense of loyalty that led me to choose a path of darkness over light. Yes, he chose darkness over light. And I believe we have a footage of the moment. The Donald Trump hired him..
"cohen trump" Discussed on We The People
"Constitutional merit, regardless of its relevance to the Muller probe. And then if you wanna put on the table any other constitutional challenges to campaign finance laws that might be relevant to the Trump investigations. I think I would I would agree with rich analysis on the cage on that. The night circuit. I think that the court is likely to hold the statute but get that's probably follow on federalism grounds. Not. The Mueller probe would district action here. So they'll probably be able to make that. Probably this case. I I think that generally speaking we're going to what we're seeing here in essence is it's still a breakdown of the kind of absurdity of some of the ball when we're trying to use campaign finance law. So that we can learn about whether a candidate prior affairs, which is something that candidates is not have a legal obligation to disclose. You know, we're we're starting to get off the reservation, and and we're doing it again in an area that has a lot of first amendment petition a lot of democracy of the patience that people have, you know, they vote for candidates, and we don't wanna be re-litigating the elections by coming up with all kinds of campaign finance series. There are serious issues any lectures, I think and we're seeing them to be aftermath twenty eighteen years. We do almost every year. We've got some very serious allegations. That'd be action fraud and North Carolina. We have issues around the country pertaining to the efficiency election administration. And so, you know, I continue to go back Jefferson sick much some people, you know, want to get Trump. And this seems to be legal means to get and everything else. Kind of sneeze that.
"cohen trump" Discussed on We The People
"Office space staff, the kinds of things that if you ask the person why did you get that candidate money? He would say I gave money to pay for those things. And so again, I I really like this notion that you know, law maybe we can make this and some persons so uniquely bad planning to go get him. I think we need to remember the admonition. Comments more that he don't want to do this because one day be turned around and used against somebody yield takes quite such a bad person. Thanks, Rick thoughts on we understood from this. Excellent discussion that it might be a close case of it went to a jury. But breads said that the provision should be read narrowly rather than broadly. What's your thoughts about that? And then let's put on the table if we can have related case, but which brings us to a different topic. That is the challenge to the. Federal law that bans foreign involvement in US elections. It's being challenged by Ravi Singh. Illinois based political consultant who says that it's unconstitutional in congress can regulate the role played by non-citizens in state, local elections and some say that that's a threat to a law seen as the backbone of Muller's probe of Russian election interference. Sure. So I I think I think I bathed my points. I think president is not going to get any further on this question of whether or not the law can be read to cover these kind of payments inappropriate circumstances. And you know, I certainly politically was much closer to John Edwards than to Donald Trump. But I thought that the prosecution made sense to the extent that they could actually make their case the problem in that case was that one of the donors was dead. And the other one was I think over one hundred years old and wasn't available to testify. And so there was a problem of proof in that case here, we don't know exactly what the the proof is on the foreign question. I don't think that the case that the night circuit is now considering out of San Diego is one that would really threaten the Muller probe which involves money that is being the Muller probe involves money that is being spent to influence. Or information be given to influence federal elections. The in the in the other case that you just referenced the question is whether or not federal prosecutors can go after someone for making illegal foreign contributions in state and local elections that raises a federalism question. The arguments really under the tenth amendment, whether the federal government has the power to make these things crimes, I think it probably does. But that's really a question of Congress's power to criminalise activity in state local elections. I know that there's a Federal Election Commission ruling, which construed the the federal foreign spending band not to apply to ballot measure elections out here in California. So there might be something to that. But I I really do think that regardless of what the ninth circuit, or what the supreme court might do in that case. It would have no impact on the kinds of campaign finance questions that have come up in the Muller probe in the related probe that the southern district of New York is brought against Michael Cohen. Brad, your thoughts on the sing case. Whether or not you think that the constitutional challenge to the law banning interference by non citizens in the state and local elections has.
"cohen trump" Discussed on We The People
"Rick response to the argument that the interpretation of law should be narrow rather than strict which way might the supreme court go on this hypothetically in the McDougal case, they argued for other strict definition of corruption and then put on the table, please the case of Donald Trump junior, and what his potential liability to campaign finance violations might be sure. So I do think that there are reasons under the first amendment, for example, for reading certain campaign finance provision in a narrow way to make sure that we can have rigorous competitive elections. But, but I do think that given that we have the precedent of the Edwards prosecution which Trump himself had commented on at the time on Twitter and elsewhere. It's it it was pretty well established that these kinds of payments could be campaign related. Inappropriate circumstances. And I I don't think it would require a huge stretch of the law to say that if these payments were made only, but for the campaign that they are expenses that would be reportable as campaign expenses, and that you could not make an excessive contribution or illegal personal loan to pay for them. Now, the Don jR, situation, which has been out of the news recently. But may come back up to the extent that the mother investigation goes there this relates to a meeting that took place during the campaign at the Trump Tower where we don't know everything, but supposedly jerked was being offered information was being offered from representatives of the Russian government to the campaign and the question there would be whether the provisions of this information would count as a thing of. Value being given by a foreign entity to a campaign that would be an illegal foreign contribution to the campaign. It could potentially be an illegal foreign expenditure. That's the that Don jR, and maybe Manafort and some others helped to facilitate there. I think can we don't have all the facts there. I think there's a more serious first amendment question as to whether treating information as a thing of value what run into first amendment problems. And I think that's something that has not been fully tested. I remember when this issue hit back last summer. I was looking at some old thorough election commission rulings in there was a a one involving the provision of polling data one one candidate was running gets another candidate that I candidate drops out. Has polling data and offers it to the other campaign in the courts of all that information is a thing of value that needs to be. Be subject to the reporting rules and the contribution rules. But I think this is going to be the next big issue to the extent that the special counsel or another federal prosecutor goes after Don, jR, I think it's going to be a big question as to whether or not the provisions of this information could be considered thing value that a foreign government could not contribute to or expand its resources on in relation to the two thousand sixteen presidential election. Thanks very much for that. Brad. Your thoughts on the possibility that the provision of information from Russia could be considered a thing of value in violation of the campaign. Finance laws, isn't that a strong or a weak argument? Well, value courses of broad term. And I mean, a great length things certainly at polling data seven it goes stale quickly medium team each remember here. And that was saying, yes, I think it could be the guy, but he's ten them circumstances that needs to be remembered. Though are there are a number of allegations. Throwing back to listen for. The first thing is you have to actually solicit such taking a meeting someone to find out what they have what they're offering. Again. It's not a violation of law and note that for example is not violation to pay a foreign entity to the pain information that for example, remember the Clinton campaign paid a British citizen spice deal to go out and gathered to on Trump. So you can pay foreign citizens for information that they might give you so to me..
"cohen trump" Discussed on We The People
"So we know that these things are taken very seriously by by both the Federal Election Commission and by prosecutors, and until I think if this were not the president, this would not be a difficult case that would certainly be enough here to move forward. And then the question be what would a jury think about this? Thanks so much for that. Brad if you were to evaluate the Edwards and Trump cases, which is stronger in the Edwards case the payments to the mystery place as he was ending his candidacy, the payments to Trump's legend mistress's came ahead of the election. Prosecutors and Edwards have little cooperation here Chona's corroborated is with with a potential case against Trump be stronger or weaker. And also, what are your thoughts about the spanner case which read mentioned as well? I really couldn't say which case strong. I mean, there are some differences for the most part. They're very similar cases in which doesn't seem to be much denial of the basic fact that people were paying money in order to help with candidate D stronger candidate future for visual Cheney of action. But I I did think I want to spend a little bit too. Put Rick made the point that obviously the district court here, let completed this and a the district court in the average case nutcase Joe to jury on the other hand standpoint is it we've never had an appellate ruling on this specific issue and interpreting the contribution to campaign, but what we have had our number of pellet ruin interpreted, the interpreting the for the purpose of influencing rang, which in other context of the law, and they're the court has always struck down broad interpretations. It says no purchase influencing the election. Cannot literally. Mean anything coaching action, and he's taking a very narrow view. For example. You do expenditures to public for those to count they have to normally who'd express advocacy words of both four vote against port defeat, very very precise. In order to get there in the court has done Matt in the supreme done, the number of cases as have the courts. So I keep going back here. I mean, I think to me more the real problem shares a lot of people are very convinced that Donald Trump is that unique really bad person in that unique threat to American democracy who needs to be removed from office harbor possible. But you know, my basic views that. The real threat comes from stretching laws in ways, they are not intended to be used to try to get somebody simply because we see that person issue. We the people we'll be back after these messages. There are.
"cohen trump" Discussed on We The People
"The election was very very tight election at that point October twenty fifth two thousand sixteen you know, just days before the presidential election. Stormy Daniels threatens to go on TV and talk about this. And now the payments going to be made. I mean, we know that. Not only has had Donald Trump had extramarital affairs before and bragged about them and didn't seem to really care about his general reputation. All of a sudden these payments are being made at the time before the election. I'm not saying that if Trump Reverend it that he would necessarily be found guilty. As Brad mentioned, you need to prove a willful violation and just because cone agreed to plead guilty to this doesn't prove that that Trump did it. But I certainly think there would be enough year to go to a jury on this question of whether or not these were payments that would have been made irrespective of the campaign, and I think there's pretty good evidence that that they would not have been. And so then the question is what do we do about? That is is Trump really in unindicted co conspirator here is the southern district of New York go to potentially bring charges against him. We don't know where this goes next. We do know that the Nash. Enquirer which was involved in this, and the I think it's the owner or the publisher David pecker was given immunity in relation to this. So it could be that there's going to be more that comes out, and it could be that for reasons unrelated to campaign finance law that a sitting president wouldn't be indicted. But certainly there seems to be enough here. And I just point to one other example of something that just completely unrelated just to show you how this would be handled in in in the normal course of things there is a person who was there was a person who was elected to Congress Republican from Florida hit by the name of Ross span. Oh, and he received one hundred eighty thousand dollars in loans personal loans from friends to help run his campaign. And now he is potentially facing. Criminal liability for failing to report those loans..
"cohen trump" Discussed on Bill O'Reilly's Free Podcast
"All right. Wayne Allyn root with great Bill. O'reilly sixteen years in a row number one in cable news as well. As number one at our hearts and minds. And also number one is an author number one year ties bestseller called killing the SS, which I read and I loved and I think we make a great president under everybody's Christmas tree. Hello, Mr. Bill, O'Reilly Horia. Good wayne. Thanks for having me back. Hope you had a good weekend. I know President Trump did not have a good weekend was a very rough weekend. Even the New York Post posted a terrible headline. I think it was on Friday or Saturday. Let's hear what you think about the impact of Michael cones filings on the president's agenda presses already convicted the president of campaign finance violations. He hasn't been charged and he has a chance to answer back yet. So where do we stand was wrote on my message of the day on Bill O'Reilly dot com. It's another bread cavenaugh situation where the press convict somebody without due process. The charges that the media is leveling against president. Trump are not answered because there are no formal charges. Remember the Michael Cohen situation is adjacent to the president. And it's not a Muller play. By the way. A lot of people think it's Muller d- going after Collins. It's the US attorney in Manhattan. And you basically have situation where it's very nefarious that cloudy nebulous lot big words about what actually transpired number one. And then how it affected two thousand sixteen election. So to me, you wait until the mullahs report comes out, you wait until. If President Trump has to answer, some formal charges. What is it Terni say before you convict him? But of course, the destroy Trump media's in business to take him out. And that's what they're doing. I remember back in the in the days of Bill Clinton, and I remember Republicans overreaching. It was about a little issue called sex. Nobody seemed to care Republicans thought it was the biggest issue in the world. And the American people rejected that and he walked away smelling like roses. He walked away most popular president history aren't the Democrats overreaching about a guy who had sex maybe ten years before he became president. And that tried to pay off the girls to says wife wouldn't find out is that a crime for creates a great economy seems to me Democrats overreaching dramatically. Well, here's the irony in every one of these organizations in New York Times Washington Post CNN on and on and on and on they've done. Exactly the same thing. They've settled with people because they wanted to keep their brand from being through the mud. Every single news organization has done. This doesn't mean anybody's guilty. As a mean, anything other than not worth putting this out having defied these accusations for years in court will settle it. And that's that Trump did protect himself tech this brand protect his marriage. Whatever may be now they're trying to extend it into the campaign finance laws as John Edwards prosecution is not going to work in a court of law. Trump's not going to be convicted of anything, but this is enough for the press to try to destroy his presidency. Which is what they wanna do. Now. I wanna make something clear Wayne to your audience. I'm not justifying anything. I don't know. What happened? I wasn't there. Encina complaint. There is no complaint against Trump. It's against his lawyer. I haven't I you know, I whatever the press puts out. I look at it. I go. All right doesn't necessarily mean. It's true. Doesn't mean. It's true. Right. But we're living in a world of which and that's the word. I agree. I just don't get it. It seems to me the woman is guilty of extortion. If someone asked me for money, and I pay it she's committed the crime. She saying I'm going to tattle on you. If you don't pay me that's called extortion. I don't get. Why? No one's mad at the person asking for the money. That's my biggest bugaboo. I don't get it. Well, the press lets me Donald Trump. Yeah. Okay. Federal budget presents pushed for a wall. Will it be a compromise? Will there be a government shutdown? What say the great Bill O'Reilly, no government shutdown possibly they'll be some money allocated for the wall. I think the Democratic Party knows it lost the migrant thing. And I think that you know, try to mitigate that a little bit..
Nigerian Army embraces Trump's words to justify killing protesters
"On has a department fence or this White House indicated to the Senate Armed Services committee that this caravan is a direct national security threat to the United States. There's been no indication that this is direct national security threat to the United States. We have to protect our borders, and that's the job of the customs and border patrol. In fact, the troops that are going down there and other presidents at us troops are merely support. But we have to ask real questions about how much it will cost us. And indeed what better used these troops can be deployed for? We have engineer units that they're sending you the border, for example, that could be used at Tyndall air force base to help relieve some of the destruction caused by the hurricane that would help the readiness of the United States. It is unclear that these troops will be providing that kind of support to the military again, this seems to be more of a political statement than a national security statement. And it's a political statement that the president is making just several days before the election. Just lastly in your letter to the president yesterday. Requested a full accounting of the financial cost of the deployment has the White House or the Pentagon, given any estimates on how much all this is going to cost 'cause moving as many as fifteen thousand troops. That's not cheap. It's not cheap. At all. It's it's probably it's millions of dollars certainly in terms of moving the troops. And the also the opportunity costs these troops could be training. They could be getting ready for deployment. It is something that we have to have an accounting for and frankly, again, this seems to be less about national security less about wise use of resources, and again, it's putting potentially American military forces in a position that they're not as well trained for they're not law enforcement officers. In fact, they can't be law enforcement officers. They should be focused on those missions that are essential to their role in the world, which is defending us from combat enemies of the United States. Senator Jeff Reed appreciate your time. Thank you. Thank you. Well, coming up tonight, a tale of two presidents on the campaign trail, one former one current and tone, substance and temperament similarities and with the job title. We'll hear from voters in Florida about former President Obama's campaign. Stop next. Some kind of goal. That's some kind of. Let's call it. What it is. It's
"cohen trump" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"Oh, yeah. Oh, yes, right. Joe, just like, oh yeah. Joe perks ho. Yeah, usually keeps his head down. Oh, Michael, Michael Cohen. Where did that come from? Were suspicious activity reports from FinCEN. On a Michael Cohen, but not that Michael Cohen Trump's lawyer making their way somehow to people associated with the stormy Daniels, orbit. Ladies and gentlemen. If that is the case, this is an even bigger deep state takedown than we even thought. Now I should've put the lead out here. I on this part of it, right because this is critical. Again, we're talking about a deep state, take down the deep state people doing this, they fabricate a crime. They need evidence, the evidence doesn't materialize. So they start leaking information later that look suspicious, but it's not necessarily criminal to the media to get a special counsel to make sure that they're corrupt investigation gets flushed down the drain to port and you follow this. But what if the people they were using to get the information fusion? GPS Glenn Simpson Christopher Steele, the information was so bad. They had a Joe cloud seed it, you know, when you see clouds soda rain? Yeah. Yeah. What if someone said to him, hey, Glenn over fusion GPS, listen your stuff. You're produce this dossier, it's garbage. This is this is crap. Okay. This is garbage. It's not going to work, but I'll tell you there's a source over at FinCEN that has some suspicious activity reports, and we have some tax records and some travel records on a Michael Cohen. You didn't get this for me buddy, but you may want to slide this into your dossier or uses to buttress your claims in the dossier, and then tell you what back to the FBI guys that'll make it seem credible. Why wouldn't that be fascinating and special. We haven't done. We haven't done it. This week in baseball and a little while how 'bout that? How about that. Wouldn't that be crazy, and it would explain how information got into the dossier about a Michael Cohen, traveling to Prague Christopher Steele and Glenn Simpson have absolutely no access to Tex records or anything else. US government databases. Not, but the US government does what if that information was fed to him, the putting the dossier to feed right back to the FBI. Now they're eating, don't have to go through FinCEN. They get tax records travel records, but those Avalon de things make me think what's going on there? How did Avalon creepy porn lawyer get his mitts on what he alleges are some suspicious, Michael Cohen, financial dying. How do you do that? Michael Avalon he's beyond peace. Not a less time I checked you. He's not a federal agent radiant, but deputize. Right? We didn't miss them. Did we? He's a sick man. That almost that's so funny. It almost requires a monthly. Hope Apollo go crazy. That was actually Joe live. How did you to get this stuff? No, I'm serious. How did he get it? This guy's not a deputies up deputize out of federal. He's not an officer of the court. Yeah. Folks was this information coming from people at FinCEN, people buried inside the government. The Intel community was being fed on flash drives and others to encrypt it apps back to Hillary Clinton's people to put into a dossier to use the dossier, to put into a Pfizer court Warren to then get a warrant to spy on the Donald Trump t- big about it. The story's bad enough already the story now though, and I believe this is what they're hiding. The story now sucks times ten. It's that the f. b. but think about it. It's I'm not saying it's defensible, but it's going to be an ocean story. Oh, well, the FBI took this information from Hillary steam, and it turned out to be fake are bad. Folks, how bad would it be? If the information they took it to the Pfizer court was actually provided by government insiders, who fed at the Hillary Clinton outsiders to feed it right back to the courts about eleven..
President Trump, United States and Iran discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak
"Daybreak I'm John Tucker in New York with your global look ahead of the top stories for investors in the coming week still ahead apple and tesla lead more than one hundred forty companies reporting earnings but first let's head to our Bloomberg ninety nine one newsroom in Washington to see what items in politics and government set the top the agenda. Next week and for that we bring a Nathan Hager host of our politics, policy, power and. Law program. Aired weekdays At noon on Bloomberg radio Nathan John foreign. Policy will, top the agenda at least at the start of the week President. Trump welcomes, Italy's new prime minister Giuseppi Kante to the White House on Monday just days after that positive meeting on trade with European Commission president John Claude. Juncker we agreed, today first of all to work together towards zero tariffs zero non-tariff barriers and zero subsidies Or, non auto industrial goods thank you and Bloomberg news. Washington bureau chief Craig Gordon joins me now so Craig what are the expectations going, into this meeting with the new Italian prime minister I mean this is a lot more populous government. I would say then Europe is a whole right and the Italians of course their. Economies not exactly blooming right now so it's a tough you know could be a tough meaning, for this prime minister the meaning with Yonker was fascinating because a. Lot of tough talk on both sides and. Then we got word of a quickie sort of news conference came out to announce a deal. So right now I, think we're still trying to sort through what that deal means it seems like the Europeans agreed to buy some more soybeans and by some, more, natural gas the word in our stories, is they don't really need them anymore so, it means on natural gas from Russia so it's not totally clear what the bang for the buck is going to be on this I serve, American, companies but, Donald Trump shirt seemed happy and so happy that he was willing to, take off the table for now Leased his threat of point five percent auto tariffs from cars command from that part of the, world and also on the foreign policy front this week secretary of. State Mike Pompeo is heading back to Singapore. For the Ozzy on summit and Iran is expected to sign an agreement they're just as the. Trump administration is mounting, this new maximum pressure campaign against Iran yeah you're starting to think Pompeo should just get an apartment in Singapore Spend so much time there between the the Chem summit and and all of that but yes this is an important early needing the full Asia summit is. Not until November in that, part of the world but right now they usually have sort of pre. Meetings, with the, foreign ministers usually the economy minister Steve Mnuchin in the case of the United States would go to, these things so it will be a chance for. Pump hair to be in the room with a lot of Asian leaders who seem like they wanna cut a deal with Iran to have a more open relationship there, right at the very moment the. United States is is really trying to crack down on the Iranians obviously people remember President Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear, deal told, the Europeans are trying to hold that together then pretty tough, without the US that's for sure and then Pompeo, himself gave a, pretty tough speech essentially seeming to try to rally dissident groups inside Aranda to overthrow the government prevail stop just. Short of saying that but the message is. Pretty clear so perhaps a little bit. Of, awkward staging here where you have the the US leader in the Iranian leader kind of in the. Same airspace but you know, for other parts of the world Iran Kip provide oil it can provide. A, lot of, things and even if the United States is not so happy with the government there doesn't mean these, Asian countries don't want to do business with them. And of course like overshadowing just about everything here in Washington is the ongoing Muller investigation now we've gotten reports in the past week that Muller's now looking into President, Trump's tweets for possible obstruction and. Michael Cohen is looking more and more like he's ready to flip where does this go from here Yeah the developments. Of, recent vintage here are quite important this meeting between some members senior members of the Trump campaign and these Russian operatives is taken on a very big role we believe in. The Muller investigation remember what happened Some folks came and said they wanted to talk to the Trump. Campaign extensively about you know Russian children being are, moving to the United States, and the and that sort of thing foster children turns out they. Were, according to the reports offering to feed them. A negative. Information about Hillary Clinton the Trump campaign people seem to listen at least seemed open to the idea and they have always said that Donald Trump himself than the candidate now the. President did not know about the meeting Michael Cohen Trump's time. Lawyer and really personal sort of was now tells a different story that Trump in fact did know about the meeting and I only. Knew about it but, approved it so, that puts that whole meeting to a very different light. If the candidate. We're open to hearing about negative information about Hillary, Clinton, from Russians who. Boy. That gives rubber mother-in-law to work with that's Bloomberg Washington bureau chief Craig Gordon, and that is what's happening here in the nation's capital.
CBS responds to report of misconduct by CEO Les Moonves
"I'm showing is temporary we're not going to see the impact of tax cuts Federal Reserve it's gonna be raising interest rates we might run into higher. Tariffs and that'll start to take a bite out of economic growth tech stocks meanwhile are taking a hit Twitter shares dove more than. Nineteen percent today after the company reported an unexpected decline in monthly active users CBS's, board of directors has issued a statement saying, it's, investigating, allegations of personal misconduct detailed in an upcoming New Yorker magazine story. Sin peers. Eric Duggan's reports that story includes claims of sexual harassment involving CEO les Moonves the statement released by CBS's independent board of directors doesn't mention moon. Vest by name and doesn't detail exactly what kind of allegations they will investigate but the, announcement, does reference, a forthcoming New Yorker story expected. To be written by journalists Ronan Farrow detailing allegations of sexual misconduct against Moonves the statement says, the board has quote, committed to, investigating claims that violate the company's clear. Policies noting the some allegations go. Back several decades Farrow won a Pulitzer prize this year For his reporting in the New Yorker on sexual assault allegations against. Film producer Harvey Weinstein Eric decades. NPR news President Trump denies he, had advance knowledge about at Trump Tower meeting that's now of interest to. The special counsel investigating Russia's campaign to undermine the US political process including the twenty sixteen election Trump's tweet today followed a report by. CNN that Michael Cohen Trump's former personal lawyer was prepared to share information about the, Trump Tower meeting or one of Trump's sons, and, other, aides met with the Russian lawyer who claimed to have dirt on. Hillary Clinton. That report has not been independently verified Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the main goal of the United States in Syria is to defeat these long. Estate Mattis told reporters the US also has a role in stabilizing the north northeastern part, of, the country, to prevent the return of the. Terrorist group we have more details from NPR's Tom Bowman said both Russia in Iran or trying, to keep Syrian leader, Bush are all done. In power in the US is focused On peace talks in helping the, innocence caught, up in, the war, that you don't. Do as simply walk away and leave the place as devastated as it is based on this war you don't just leave it and then ISIS, comes back so that will. Involve immediate restoration of drinking water for example clearing and those kinds of things medicine that will take both US and international donations but that's been a challenge the White House froze two hundred million dollars in rebuilding money and officials say promised money from the. Gulf states has not come through Tom Bowman, NPR. News Washington this, is.
"cohen trump" Discussed on KGO 810
"Four one five eight zero eight zero eight one zero So between wanting to silence the press. Because how dare they ask a question I don't want to answer, which, was in the news that day because the, Cohen Trump tape had just? Been released that, is? Exactly the kind of question the press should be asking hey so what do you think about the tape your your personal attorney released isn't that bet fair and then to try and distract from all of this Jim Jordan who's under huge pressure himself, because of the massive sex scandal at Ohio State where he was a coach at the time They try and do. A. Classic misdirection hey let's do. Articles, of impeachment against WTI attorney. General rod Rosenstein Mont Paul Ryan just said no Kevin McCarthy is like now they're not gonna. Do this thing classic misdirection this. Is what's going on in our capital this is what's, happening don't care about the first. Amendment and don't want to actually deal. With the real issues at hand we're. Going to do Mr. actions what do you think about it for one five eighty eighty eight ten four one five. Eight zero eight zero eight one zero. Let's talk to Chris in, danville, Chris you're on KOA Ethan Bearman alright thanks, for taking my call I'm? Gonna ask for, just? A little bit of latitude to explain my position of the conservative I'm sure we'll be agreed with I I honestly don't feel really strong strongly about it but I feel satisfied with it That the president is subject to twenty four hour around the clock barrage of. Attacks by CNN which is there's. Nothing, you can do about it spree going on so, it's the beginning of his presidency They broke protocol I don't think they broke a law they broke protocol by doing what they did. It was not a Central, News of our of. Our country it was salacious the discussion what they did was probably retaliatory to. See, it, and I wouldn't be a bit surprised I'm satisfied with it I don't think it's I I'm sure you're not I understand why. You're not if she was on the other foot was Obama Chris you're you're making a statement about. Something that is actually deeply misleading and actually not factual Kaitlan. Collins while she is a CNN reporter what happens often. At the White House is one of the, reporters from the five major networks represents all. Of them is what is called as a pool reporter John Roberts will sometimes be the pool. Reporter from FOX sometimes it's, Caitlyn Collins from CNN other times it's why can't even think of. Her name I'm looking at her face Right now from MSNBC, it's called the pool reports she was a pool, reporter so all over the news including Fox News was the. Cohen Trump tape that had, happened that's what she. Was enquiring about at a time it was also not out of protocol to. Ask, questions, it's called the spray FOX every single major White House reporter has come out and said Yep this is called the spray we. Ask questions Sam Donaldson was one of the first people to get to get a president mad at. Him for doing it at this time with President Reagan but. It's been going on for many many decades so not. One thing that you're saying is factual you, just think it's good because you don't like. The attacks on the president Much you're right and I didn't understand the nature of the press pool being represented by. Single reporter again I just think because I think it's satisfying and and you're right I don't think anybody should be fired any rose to that. Level I think they should, not do it again but I just think it should be to continue doing it I look I appreciate your perspective Chris. I do and I'm glad. That you you choose who you choose to support for president as you're right in the. United States of America you get to choose who. You want to support and you choose Trump but everything. Else about it is wrong. And we have facts and evidence to support that and let, me, read the first amendment for. Everybody again because, I think it's really important in the history of it is even more important why what happened yesterday is so dastardly congress shall make this is, the first of the Bill of what, are called. The Bill of rights rights but the American people. Congress you'll make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free Exercise thereof meaning pure Muslim you can be. A Muslim if you're ju ju if you're a Christian you can. Be a Christian or abridging the freedom of, speech or of the press or the right of the people. Peaceably to, assemble and to petition, the, government for, redress of grievances why was that included in our first right delineated in the Bill of rights because the king would shut down, journalists who spoke against him he would have them executed so it was, important for the American people to say. Our founding fathers to say you can ask tough questions you get to ask questions the president wasn't like you get to actually hold people in power accountable and say and ask the questions. That the people are thinking whether the president and the people in power like it or not they have no right to stop that this is. Why what happened yesterday is, so deeply problematic and across the political spectrum real journal actual journalists not Just because they have a blog website journalists but real all of them including those, at Fox News have spoken out and said this, is a real problem what happened yesterday it's not okay and we, stand with Kaitlan Collins on this case. For one five eight hundred eighty eight ten Michael in San Francisco Michael here on, KOA ten, with Ethan, Bearman Yup turn up the radio in the background micro we'll come back, to you in a, little bit Don in Salinas. Don you're on Joey ten with Ethan Bearman Yes do you have a list of. Those. Great questions that she asked the president I don't have them in front of me but it was basically. I I just don't have the transcript in front of, me at this very moment maybe one of my. Producers can hand it to me but it was along the lines? Of Mr President do you feel like Mr. Cohen. Betrayed you by releasing the tape that was one of them that's completely pertinent question may we got a tape of the president. By the way Don since you're asking. Me the question and a very loaded fashion I'm, going to ask you a question? Why if everybody knew if, you're a Trump supporter which you clearly are? You. White you're middle aged to elderly and so you're classic Trump supporter right now Why are you okay with you saying the president. We knew that he did all these things right we knew that? He had all these affairs we knew he was. Cheating on his wives we knew we had mistresses we knew he paid for abortions if we knew all these things and you're. So cool with it done why did. You? Have to pay them off to shut them, up right before the election why. Is that done I really, don't care about says business why didn't know No I actually stop pot? Pot him down I asked you a? Very clear question you just said I don't care well if you? Don't care and? That's. Clear why would he have, to pay them off since clearly nobody cares that? Trump is a hormone daughter and runs around. Cheating on every woman he's ever had a. Relationship with and was having. Kids essentially out of wedlock remember what's her name got pregnant before they were married none of these things. Matter why does he have to pay them for their silence answer me that why pay? Him off then if? Everybody knows what's he trying to hide. Paying them off Your Trump derangement is in full bloom now Why. Are you not answering my no no. No On me so? That, I, can't Have? You done answer the. Question Don it's a? Simple one why does no Don why? Doesn't he have to pay that why does? He have to? Pay them? Off if everybody? Knows nobody cares why pay. Them answer the question. To honor just call back, later when you answer the question you'll never call my show. Again until you. Answer the question answer? The question why pay him off I just told you No no no That doesn't. Answer. The question, done Dun dot any Trump. Supporter on earth answer. Me this question if it doesn't matter that he, cheats? On everybody right he. Cheats on everybody grabs him by the p. he sexually assaults and who. Does all this you're all? Okay, with, it Why. Why. Pay them. Off no you.
"cohen trump" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"Okay welcome back to the. Program don't. Forget we've still got those passes to give away For state fair All right. Little distracted here I'm looking. For this poll I wanted to share some information, about a poll not the generic ballot, poll different poll but, as I'm is I'm. Looking for that let's just kind of try to get a handle on on how we started talking. About Karen mcdougal And how Michael Cohen Trump's former personal attorney search turning over Private convert. Tapes have private conversations that are covered under attorney client privilege this is how it goes down Stormy Daniels that's where it starts Muller claims that he needed to send the stormtroopers to Michael Cohen's office because. Stormy Daniels claimed that Donald Trump Tried to pay her off to keep her quiet about a fling she. Claims she had with Donald Trump the exact same time that the the playmate Karen McDougal had with Donald Trump around two thousand six They both tell their stories to tabloids Stormy Daniels tells her story I think in the in touch magazine McDougal. Tells her story to the National Enquirer In touch does the story on stormy Daniels I think the Enquirer tube. McDougal story it. Just sat on it they paid her hundred and fifty, thousand, dollars and sat on it anyway this whole, starts this whole thing started out, with, stormy Daniels Muller says well has, nothing to do with Russia mind you but there's a. Possible campaign finance violent not a clear campaign finance violation not even a credible allegation of a campaign finance violation never mind that if you asked most people whether or not they would consider a hundred. And fifty, thousand dollars one hundred thirty thousand dollar, payment that could technically be considered possibly a campaign finance violation a very very big deal of them would say probably. Not if. You ask those same people have if. They thought laundering illegally laundering eighty million dollars in multiple camp full felony campaign finance Relations not just paper campaign finance violations was a big deal they probably say yes well eighty million. Dollars the, money laundering what the DNC and the, Hillary Clinton campaign did and there's proof an allegation that Donald Trump violated campaign finance laws by paying stormy Daniels one, hundred thirty. Thousand dollars That's what tees up Muller to kick in, Cohen's office doors sees all of his staff kick in his condo searches hotel all because a drug addled stripper slash Adult film actress alleged. Then he made a payment and it could've it could've been not was but. Could have, been, a violation of campaign. Finance law that's it that's how this starts that's why we're talking, about stormy. Daniels and because stormy Daniels is, no longer I mean it's it's now abundantly? Clear the information was passed? Along and not widely reported, that. In fact Trump disclosed, the whole point of this. Is is it disclosed or is it, not disclosed if it is not. Disclosed it's a campaign finance violation potentially if it is disclosed it is not Hillary Clinton you can't launder money no matter what but none of it was disclosed and. Nobody is saying anything about eighty million dollars that was laundered and then kicked back to the Clinton campaign so she could violate the rules on maximum campaign contributions Are your is bleeding yet this is why we're talking about this stuff so the McDougals story is allegedly. The exact. Same theory as the. Stormy Daniels story only the problem with the McDougals story is there was no. Money nobody, nobody, cut a check nobody. Paid anybody anything except the National Enquirer paying McDougal money for the, rights to. Her story and the National Enquirer, wasn't running for office and McDougal wasn't running? For office and Trump never? Spent dollar one so why, yeah. See this is this, is what you're supposed to. Care about this is just simply away, take this is the media's version. Of a symmetry this is to keep everyone off kilter and just whiplash you to the next scandal to the next his piece of hysteria we're supposed to react to It's the way the. Media and it's being reflected. I think a bit in some, of the generic ballot polls that you. See. Between the Republicans and the. Democrats it's the way. The media tries, to create, this impression in. The minds of just, regular people and the regular. People aren't sitting down and watching Andrew what's. His in Chris Cuomo they're not sitting down they're not watching Rachel Maddow those are. Hardcore political left wing political junkies who hate the president and and, that's. The audience there but. It's sort of. The cat the spillover effect that supposed to give this sort of sense of, unease to people and make them not feel is if they can say trust the congressional Republican who's running in. The upcoming? Election. Or the Senate Republican who is coming running in the upcoming. Election that's what this is about. The media has to by now realize they. Can't touch Trump the can't here we've got a porn star we've got a playmate we have got. You know all caps tweeting we have got the The. Media hysteria the, grip your, heart out reach. For the fainting couch Need therapy, hysteria that you, see in it's been ongoing, since before President Trump's inauguration you've got occupations you've got crazy left-wing congress. People telling folks to storm restaurants that are serving people in maga- camps it's meant to give you a sense of unease and it's, meant to just sort of make anyone who might be inclined to, say blow off some of, this crazy stuff with Trump Just put. Your head down and try to ignore it it's. They're trying to make it impossible for you. To do that, and they're trying to get you off kilter so that. In the midterm elections. Democrats who need to take back control of the house of representatives in order. To run two years long. Worth of impeachment theater real impeachment theater. Where they're actually going to bring articles of impeachment they're actually going. To spend tool whole years doing this will have the opportunity to do that that's what they. That's the whole point of this because these, are non they're, not nothing burgers I would, report on an affair that the president would have as a reporter I. Would report on that I wouldn't spend six months on that I wouldn't spend on the McDougals stories since we already know it I, wouldn't spend any amount of time on these tapes The congressional, ballot has the Democrats the generic ballot has the Democrats up overall by anywhere between six and twelve, points so that's a shift, that had that, gap at close to within two to six points. Just a couple of weeks ago and once the. Media started piling on and decided that they. Were going to, start accusing the president of treason you got the Denver. Post printing letters to. The editor calling for the execution of the president that's I mean this is. Madness on on crack in. This country that the propaganda press is. Trying to rip this culture in this country apart by getting everybody. To think that that there's nothing rational going on whatsoever And then the latest round of polling it's it's being reflected in the answer to the generic question do you support a democrat or Republican for congress I don't think that's what's going to end up Manifesting into November elections because I think when you take a look at a, different piece of polling and you see that fifty. Six percent of all Americans registered voters in America think the Democrats are far far out of the mainstream with only thirty three percent of, Americans thinking the Democrats are are within the mainstream which is. A dramatic shift for only a few months ago It's hard to see that this is going to have some kind of devastating political effect and a few months but that's the point, of this that is the point of this because by now The the press has got to realize that. They're not touching the approval numbers. Of the president and the approval numbers of the president are separate from what the the, way people view individual congressmen and. The way people view the generic ballot just like Obama was wildly popular even, when the Republicans took control of. The house and then took control. Of the Senate Barack Obama's numbers were incredibly strong Trump's numbers are about the same there's they're they're pretty solid they're baked in there pretty strong so what it's not about trying to whittle away at the enthusiasm that people have for tolerating the antics of the press and Trump or Trump himself it's it's how that. Sort of sense of chaos affects. The way they're viewing the downtick races that may have an impact on them at least, that's what the press is hoping I'm gonna take a quick break here when we come back we're going to check in with congressman.
"cohen trump" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"The monthly and band camp show Jamie Markley David fan Cam Russia. What about Russia who was talking about Russia this week Now that's not what's going to be talked about the next few days I don't. Think now there's, a new hair on fire story out there from the, failing New. York Times visits? Do with Michael Cohen Trump's former lawyer Okay Apparently there's a recording of Cohen and Trump talking about the quote pay off to the playboy model that he allegedly had an affair with also in two thousand. Six. Yeah this one was actually apparently a. Relationship that's what she told Anderson, Cooper couple months back during interview on. CNN she said that she was in love with the. Guy she thought they were going to have a future together or something like. That Now Karen McDougal was not paid off by Trump or Michael Cohen remember. The. Story Karen McDougal former playboy playmate was. Paid by which owns the National, Enquirer right they'd paid her for her. Story and they promised her a column or something like. That and they never followed through on it all about fitness right right yeah And so then I remember, at the time saying okay so why is she telling. Her, story. Now I have no idea, if, you're not expecting any money? Out. Of this because it was no she didn't want money like okay what are we, talking about exactly I. Think for a lot of people she gave off, more, credible than stormy Daniels but in the end I think collectively it was sort, of, like okay for those people that either voted for Trump or you know whatever you, wanna call it supported them. Or hey I don't like a lot of his personal stuff but I think he's gonna to. Do the best job as, the, president kind of like okay? If. Someone would have told me Donald Trump had an affair in two thousand six I, would have been shocked Not great but so next And I wonder okay, if there is a? Tape. What does, that mean exactly Well unless there's some sort of proof that? What, you're ordering, the, National Enquirer to kill this story right before the, election yeah that's where again it could come down potentially to campaign finance law whether or. Not something was broken whether or not that was some kind of in-kind contribution that was kind of all always deal with, the national as, far, as the National Enquirer and, and Karen McDougal were? Concerned Wondering what are on those tapes apparently there are multiple tapes. That, prosecutors had their hands on now what's being reported? Right, now sources say see that's what you don't know we don't know how much this is real sources say that Trump. Has, heard this, story, and said I can't believe Michael Cohen would do, that to me Michael Cohen this is not exactly a stretch to believe this is known. To have recorded conversations with people to have some leverage over them now what do you do that to his own client He had done that with other clients right Most high profile client. Maybe But, as, far this is different though it's important to note this is different than if he if there were tapes of them talking about stormy Daniels and if, there are those. Than. Uh-huh that's a problem yeah but if it's talking, about, Karen McDougal they're saying well am I going to? Be Is gonna wind. Up paying off this lady bed, promising, here's some things and they're going to catch and kill the story as the as the term is or the phrase that was so popular when the, story broke the. Catch. And kill where you pay for the, rights to, story, and never run the story Okay and if this story gets leaked out like this Then why would it be leaked Why would this be? Leaked, you ask, yourself those questions well of course it's leaked to, put the? Pressure on Donald Trump isn't it To try to get him to do something, for who Could it be Cohen that's what I mean yeah it's going to help Help him out Coen's helping. Out his, own? Case by leaking out? This information? Or something like that I mean what what else could be, what else what would be. On those tapes that? Would be incriminating dad. Some, money to saying that Then, maybe there's a problem here.
Trump fumes over FBI raid that targeted payments to women - aides
"Forward a she seemed to reference another judge's ruling in a separate manafort claim where he was saying that the special counsel had overstepped its bounds she's clearly disagrees so the metaphor case goes forward you know the problem with with covering that story as we cover it inches at a time and often we cover it as if we're looking at the muller investigation through a straw because we he doesn't leak and he doesn't talk and we don't know everything he's up to but certainly yesterday was a was a setback for paul manafort there was a court filing and another case yesterday a private civil suit between an american basketball league and some qatari businessmen that seems to allege that russia was laundering money through these qataris to benefit michael flynn and maybe others close to trump in exchange for lifting russia's sanctions one of the qatari businessmen was photographed with michael cohen trump tower in two thousand sixteen now this could not be related to anything but it is or it could be the missing link in a trump russia sanctions quid pro quo rachel maddow's on this one in detail last night have you seen that one yet.
Firm Tied to Russian Oligarch Made Payments to Michael Cohen
"Which paid off the pornstar novartis pharmaceuticals paid twenty dollars less than one hundred thousand dollars they paid ninety nine thousand nine hundred and eighty dollars on october fifth again on november third again on december first and then again on january fifth twenty eighteen this year so four payments each for just under one hundred thousand dollars almost as if there was a twenty dollar wire fee that novartis was deducting from what mr cohen got to take and and as an mr dotty notes and it's true right after that last payment from novartis in january twenty eighteen president trump did have dinner with the ceo of novartis before his speech at the world economic forum in davos what was novartis pain for but there's there's one more payment and the other payment is the one that gets the front page headline in the new york times tonight firm tied to russian oligarch made payments to michael cohen all right here's how it's presented in avenues documents chief among the suspicious financial transactions involving essential consultants llc are approximately five hundred thousand dollars in payments received from mr victor vicksburg a russian oligarch with an estimated net worth of nearly thirteen billion dollars mr vessel berg and his cousin andrew and trader routed eight payments to michael cohen to essential consultants llc of through a company called columbus nova beginning in january twenty seventeen and continuing until at least august two thousand seventeen columbus novas a private equity firm with over two billion dollars in assets andrew in trader is the ceo of columbus nova columbus nova is the us investment vehicle for renova group which is a multinational company controlled by viktor vessel berg.
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"cohen trump" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist
"Thirty and we're back from break and actually this is miles and jack in the future we wanted to drop in here after the recording because some news just broke what what we're calling today's bombshell so we didn't know about this at the recording but the fbi just rated michael cohen trump's lawyers his office his house like manhattan hotel room in atlanta hotel room where storing documented oh no so i don't know this could be something the the story as it's being reported is that muller found something and pass it along to the fbi and they are making this raid based on that information or at least that's what michael cohen's lawyer said right but i mean presumably this guy knows where all the bodies are buried so that's why why people are reacting like it's a big deal i have never seen somebody who scanned more as a criminal in my life than will cohen like i i remember seeing him for the first time on one of the news shows during the republican national convention and just being like who the fuck is clearly going to try and bury this guy yeah because like he can't have people like this associated with him once he's president and lifelong friends with felix seder he might be a russian spy or he might be an american hero depending on what you believe that's been written about him well i guess we'll have to do some digging and then we'll tell you what we find tomorrow.
"cohen trump" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"This is on point i'm anthony brooks and we're talking about adult film star stormy daniels sixty minutes interview in which she offered to tales about her alleged affair with donald trump you can join the conversation does michael cohen trump's attorney does his legal vulnerability gives special counsel bob muller away into the white house in his investigation into russian collusion in last year's election follow us on twitter find us on facebook and on point radio i'm talking with david folkenflik media correspondent for npr and meredith blake staff writer for the los angeles times let's listen to one more cut from last night's interview the sixty minutes interview with stormy daniels here's attorney michael avenue stormy daniels attorney explaining why this case matters this is about the cover up this is about the extent that mr cohen and the president have gone to intimidate this woman to silence her to threaten her into put her under their thumb it is thuggish behaviour from people in power and it has no place in american democracy and let me introduce another guests into our conversation joining us now from washington is stephen spalding he's chief of strategy and external affairs at common cause a nonpartisan watchdog group he formerly served as the special counsel to commissioner and a revival of the federal election commission and stephen spalding it's good to have you thanks for joining us hi anthony thanks for having me i want to ask you about michael cohen trump's lawyer trump has denied the affair yet cohen acknowledged paying daniels one hundred thirty thousand dollars where does this place him in terms of legal vulnerability well this really goes to the heart of complaints that my organization common cause filed with the federal election commission and the department of justice earlier this year because what it seeks to do vindicate americans right to know who is trying to influence our votes and our views especially when we're talking.
"cohen trump" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"The corbett am i six the british intelligence agency alerted watch them throughout 1960 to 2013 that there was our duckie soviet that the russians were trying to infiltrate the us elections and were trying to our actor democratic campaign computer nine and they did nothing emptied the dnc refusing to turn the computers over for examination when be emails were released after he had hillary convention hillary campaign accusing trump of colluding with the russian and our continued to make the accusation in everincreasing volume during the campaign at one point cohen trump putin why i have a question we're in the world would they have gotten the idea the when trump would be colliding with the russians where did that come from the hillary campaign paid in gps the negative research firm one hundred sixty thousand dollars to develop negative trump linking him to putin and the ain't that after tokyo armed with paid for by hillary campaign people and they've been hired christopher gill but by the former by to go ahead and put their rent but this don't hear together netted gauthier would completely and totally flawed it it's the mark they're great your document you can read it says that based on reliable sources connected with.