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October 29, 2019: A Ukraine expert is set to appear in the Trump impeachment inquiry
"Good morning on Taylor Wilson and this is five things you need to know Tuesday the twenty eight of October two thousand nineteen a reminder you can tweet us at USA Today podcast if you have any thoughts about these stories or you just want to chat and passer rating and review five things as part of the U._S._A.. Today podcast network Joe Biden for trump's political gain meanwhile on Monday former deputy national security adviser Charles Kupperman did not show up for his subpoena order testimony window and I think it's a disgrace and frankly I told Republicans who are really being taken advantage of they're really being Maligned and I think it's it's his failure to appear as evidence that may warrant a contemporary eating against him trump meanwhile continued to defend his innocence on Monday and said that the inquiry is a Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vitamin said to appear on Tuesday in front of the House panels conducting the investigation then serves as the director for European Affairs
NPR News: 02-08-2020 4AM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Nora Raum. President trump has fired his ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sunlen. NPR's ars Franco or has reports. The move came hours after lieutenant. Colonel Alexander Vinson was escorted out of the White House two days after being acquitted by the Senate president. President trump dismissed two of the most prominent witnesses who testified in the impeachment investigation against him. Gordon Son was known as one of the three Amigos. He testified the house. Investigators about working with the president's private attorney Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine policy. A process outside normal channels lieutenant. Colonel Alexander Exander Veneman oversaw American policy toward Ukraine at the National Security Council. He listened in on President. TRUMP's July twenty fifth call with the Ukraine president. He testified he had no doubt. Trump was demanding that Ukraine officials investigate former vice president. Joe Biden in return for an Oval Office visit Franko or Donas. NPR news the Whitehouse. Then men's twin brother a senior lawyer on the National Security Council also lost his job yesterday the US State Department says an American has died in China of the corona virus. Apparently the first American deaths attributed to the disease no details have been provided accept. It was a sixty two year old man who died in a hospital in the city of Wuhan where the virus began. Some of Canada's provincial. Premiers are in Washington this weekend. Dan Carpenter reports the previews come from Alberta Saskatchewan Ontario Quebec and New Brunswick and we'll take part in the winter. get-together of the National Governor's association the Premier's are also hoping to preempt. What many any see is the resurgence in American protectionism especially through the buy American policy? There are reports that the White House is mulling. pull out of a one point seven trillion dollar our procurement agreement with members of the World Trade Organization that includes Canada and means provincial. Businesses would be excluded from bidding on government contracts and unlike the old Nafta Preferential Access Canadian bidders for those contracts is excluded in the North American trade deal for NPR news. I'm Dan Carpenter in Toronto. Harvey Harvey Weinstein's defense in his sex crimes. Trial continued to New York City yesterday with an expert on human memory. NPR's Rose Friedman reports psychologist Legis. Elizabeth Loftus drew a picture for the jury of what she called forgetting curve noting that memories naturally fade over time but she was also asked about factors that can create false memories. She explained a phenomenon called post event information and said that some memories can change if people are given new or false information. About an event they experienced Weinstein's jeans team has tried to portray some of his accusers Miss Remembering details about their own allegations asking questions about times. They've given different accounts. Weinstein has maintained that all of his sexual ruling counters were consensual. He's charged with five counts of rape and assault Rose Friedman. NPR News New York this is NPR news from Washington a prominent southern Baptist seminary president fired two years ago over his handling of sexual abuse complaints. Maybe trying to mount a comeback. NPR's R.'s Tom Gjelten reports page. Patterson is due to speak at a church conference this weekend. In Florida. Page Patterson for years was a towering figure in the southern Baptist this world then he was fired by seminary after several women accused him of mishandling sexual abuse claims. Now he's back speaking this weekend at a conference in Florida. Florida Chrissy and Sarah is one of more than a thousand baptist. Women who demanded Patterson's elster two years ago. I think there are those who are willing to overlook I luck all of the the things that have come to light and say yes but look at what he did for us. You know forty years ago. Southern Baptist leaders have called on their pastors to think twice about giving patterson anymore speaking invitations Tom gjelten NPR news. Seven Democratic presidential candidates appeared on on a debate stage in Manchester New Hampshire last night former vice president Joe Biden who apparently came in fourth and still unofficial results of the Iowa caucuses acknowledged. He has an uphill battle. took a hit in Iowa. And I'll probably take it here traditionally Bernie one by twenty points last time and usually it's the neighbor incentives to do well but I'm I'm no matter what I'm still in this for the same reason I'm going to have we have to restore the soul of this country. Bring back the middle class last and make sure we bring people together. The New Hampshire primary will be held this Tuesday. I'm Nora Raum N._P._R.. News in Washington.
NPR News: 10-29-2019 6AM ET
"This message comes from NPR sponsor xfinity some things are slow like a snail races other things are fast like xfinity X. by get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make WIFI simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply dominance in Hong Kong's umbrella movement protests this was occurring during twenty fourteen. I'm Korva Coleman N._P._R.. News in Washington deadliest attacks on protesters since the demonstrations began a foreign delegation is visiting indian-controlled Kashmir today for the first time since India imposed several hundred people have been wounded Iraqis have been protesting their government for weeks demanding an end to corruption and better public services this is one of the Ed whether they misled regulators about it David Schaper NPR news dangerous fire conditions persist across California that Kincaid fire burning with no deal classes are canceled again today both sides remain at odds over wages and class sizes you're listening to NPR news north of San Francisco has scorched more than one hundred fifteen square miles and is only fifteen percent contained many people in Sonoma's county have been told to evacuate rashes involved the repeated activation of new flight control system that investigators say forced the planes into uncontrollable nosedives those crashes killed attendant. Colonel Alexander Vitamin has released an opening statement NPR's Scott Neuman says he objected to efforts to politicize the US relationship with Ukraine farther south the getty fire is burning in western Los Angeles it is damaged or destroyed fourteen homes and forced many to flee Los Angeles City ansell member Mike Bonin says he understands that evacuees want to go home I know you are frustrated I know you are impatient I know you really want to go home. And we are fixing them the Boeing CEO and the company's chief engineer will likely face tough questions about how they develop that system with a single point of failure then says he told Sunland the request was inappropriate then men was also one of the officials who monitored the now famous July twenty fifth phone call between Boeing's top executive admits the aircraft maker committed mistakes that led to two deadly crashes of it's seven thirty seven Max jets NPR's David Schaper so do our first responders they know what they are doing they have looked at the science they have looked at the wins they have looked at the maps and he says it's not yet save today is the ninth day the Chicago School Teachers Strike the latest bargaining session between the Teachers Union and the district ended just a few hours ago trump ends alinsky what he heard troubled him and then men says he reported his concerns to the NFC's top lawyer Scott Neuman NPR news Washington three hundred and forty-six people it prepared remarks released by the company Muhlenberg tells a Senate committee quote we know we made mistakes and got some things wrong we own that lockdown on its northern Himalayan state NPR's Lauren freyer reports from by the delegation consists of twenty seven members of the European Parliament one meeting with Ukraine's defense secretary then men says the Ambassador to the e U Gordon Sunlen suggested that a face to face between president trump and Ukraine's president reports Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg will testify today to a Senate committee in the first of two days of congressional hearings Boeing Boss Mullen Berg will acknowledge that both officials in Iraq say gunmen attacked Iraqi protesters in the central city of Karbala today and left at least fourteen people dead news reports say that Volodin near Linski could be arranged if Kiev opened investigations into the two thousand sixteen election and former vice president Joe Biden's son most of these European lawmakers are from far right parties Marinela pens party in France Forsa Italia in Italy the UK's Brexit Party and Poland's far right ruling party the Indian government has granted them all permission to visit Kashmir even though it's blocked Indian opposition lawmakers United Nations on voice US members of Congress and foreign journalists including NPR the European lawmakers got a personal briefing from Prime Minister Narendra Modi his Hindu nationalist government says it's trying to be live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Korva Coleman the National Security Council top expert on Ukraine appears before the house impeachment inquiry today army her integrate Muslim-majority Kashmir into the rest of India but has been accused of torture and mass detentions they're Lauren Fryer. NPR News Mumbai officials in Hong Honghe disqualified a pro democracy activist from running in local council elections Joshua Wong told reporters he was blocked from running won- came to power.
Sean Spicer's Sketchy "Dancing with the Stars" Strategy | Amy Klobuchar
"You're listening to comedy central careers presidential candidates from the great state of Minnesota Senator. Amy Clue shosh joining us so let's catch up on today's headlines UNQUIET since leaving office but every now and then he likes to remind us of what mystic shirty and you're never compromised and you're always politically folk and people who do really good stuff have I can sit back and feel pretty good about myself because man you see how woke I was I called you out wow you know when you when you watch that you really remember that American presidents assist free because he can never look worse than trump now he's just chilled you know I'm going to do it and look I'll be honest I hear what Obama saying but I'm not sure if he days you have to wait until Friday to crush on hot men social media has changed that but at the same time let's move on it's Donald J trump the forty fifth and as far as I'm concerned only current president of Colonel Alexander Vincent who was on that controversial July phone call between president trump did crucial words and phrases that explosive new testimony directly contradicting for a living I we had an exact transcript comma for comma four and a half year long sentence that's all it's been like I've never heard of Donald trump sentence ABC's as well trump was like now there's none left for me I can't Adolf I try I can't no clause for me not out to fight against that I wouldn't be surprised if next time trump shows up decorated with his own achievements which it's a Christmas classic but in this Metoo era baby it's cold outside sends getting a metoo makeover John Legend has announced he's re recording the song is legend response if I have one more drink it's your body and your choice to me honest this isn't a bad idea because who watches that old scene and feels comfortable Robin Thicke Song that could be blurred lines let's make them sharp no and I'm listening to my mind cause my body doesn't want to go to J let's talk about the White House under Donald Trump they have gone through more employees Fox and most of them end up in jail but one of the more interesting post trump journeys has did he decided to dance it's official the Newcastle dancing example of people of a bunch of different backgrounds getting together leaving politics aside beautiful sentiments. 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Okay I haven't said I don't care if a conservative wins dancing with the stars trust me when it comes to the liberal so go don't don't don't don't quite pull back the only way to free conservatives from persecution to help him win a reality not a thing many times ten times tech Sean to five to three key hitting senders tight sean the and if you're in central time that seven to nine mountain sixty eight here on the West Coast five-set did you hear that he just told people vote for him twenty times even if they haven't seen the but beyond writing breitbart listeners and showing his supporters how vote a Sir dancing his way into America's heart Oh my gosh it makes you feel like dancing I think you're getting better every week I'm sure that you improved quite a bit congratulations the goodguys Sean Spicer tonight he has always been there for us. That's entry in promoting Sean Spicer trump has accidentally texted sean ten times to the President I know Sean Spicer isn't technically breaking any rules I mean he's breaking a ton of dancing good dancing because this this is not supposed to be about politics it's about talent Africa I was lucky enough to be dancing with the stop all right spices going to destroy one of the greatest spectacle institutions in the world the some help us understand the world we live in and some new stories are just stupid extra ever it's Halloween again or as I like to call it the stupidest look at me I'm sexy quid pro quo what does that even mean down as a haunted house check it out customers can enjoy the spooky experience while riding through in your car in a haunted house you're going to go home with what we think is the cleanest car and Ohio can dirtiest anywhere else more importantly why'd you have to combine these two I was just even scary I'm not scared of Freddie Krueger if he's working for me for tips thousand dollars for anyone who can get through this thing so just to get in you'll need to when he wants to give up the haunted house includes intense audio lighting extreme low visibility burried alive were drowning the entire experience can last up to ten hours look can we all just agree that the whole idea of a Honda House combines too I don't WanNa do okay be scared and go to someone else's house I've never met anyone who likes to travel before the Ghost Walker Tipote late is back with its annual boo rideau deal Bantam Pacino is a black and green drink the food product designed to look like slum New York do you know how bad coffee has to be to be considered a health risk in new food is already scary okay just put a flashlight under your chain and read the list of ingredients spirit by candy and went trick or treaters come to my door eat it in the faces to show that nothing in comedy central has your new favorite podcast and it's called stand up with Chris this hottest up and coming comedians though unpack their favorite jokes discussed the comedy scene each over Shaw well thank you Trevor What an interesting time you have been having running for president and I get dance with you in that outfit you really did well though and a lot of people were saying that you connected with the audience people who are going to be voting for who the Democratic nominee will be it gave me an opportunity right now president who wakes up every day you know before the answer is to our fired up democratic base incredibly strong and important means people in the middle of the country in those states that he won like Pennsylvania and that's right I'm GonNa Make Donald Trump pay for it proud to say I am centrist which many people have have started to see as a dirty free one thing you've been consistent on all the debates as you've said it sounds great but that's two thousand lives to people he would rather lie than lead he's running the country like four and they're actually going to make a difference in people's lives and I don't think anyone has a monopoly over Senator Sanders making sure that we bring premiums down with the nonprofit public it's their yacht students should be able to refinance your student loans free healthcare for everybody like why do you not think that as possible when the other thing is that I wanna make sure that we're putting our money in years almost set number for plumbers we are going to have not that number for Comedians and then here's the key for the four year degrees and what I would do is take those pell grants hundred thousand a year and that would really put the money where people need it it would help our WANNA have tax payer money go to pay for Mark Zuckerberg's kids to go to college right now I don't all about making America's voting process more fast specifically regarding costumes of money to put our political ads and you have been one of the most fierce right now an ads run on your network or any network or a newspaper radio who of the social media companies and so one great example of this in twenty sixteen issues from Chicago had no idea her face was used and instead why wait in line to vote in my mind it's a crime those were the kinds of ads are being put out there and that's why my the bill does is it simply says they have to follow the same rules if you think this is little three and said we understand what the intentions behind this Senator Cobra shot but but how do you respond on these bigger platforms cat videos right. 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NPR News: 02-07-2020 10PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jeanine herbst. Seven Democratic presidential candidates are facing off an ABC News. Debate in New Hampshire. Tonight just ahead ahead of that state's primary next week. NPR's asthma holiday is there and has more on an exchange between Senator Bernie Sanders and former vice president. Joe Biden on gun in control Bernie Sanders for weeks has been criticizing Joe. Biden's record and now on the debate. Stage Biden seemed to be flipping the script. He criticized the Vermont on Senator for his record on gun control and pointed out that he was the only guy on stage who has a record of beating the NRA Sandra's tried to explain in his longtime support of gun rights as a result of the fact that he represented rural constituencies in Vermont and that his views on guns have changed as the world has changed used. NPR's Aswa Holly Reporting President. Trump is fired his ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sawn Land. If here's Franco or donas reports the the move comes hours after lieutenant. Colonel Alexander van men was escorted out of the White House two days after being acquitted by the Senate president trump dismissed to the most prominent nominate witnesses who testified in the impeachment investigation against him. Gordon Sunlen was known as one of the three Amigos. He testified to house investigators about working with with the president's private attorney Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine policy. A process outside normal channels lieutenant. Colonel Alexander van men oversaw American in policy toward Ukraine at the National Security Council. He listened in on President. TRUMP's July twenty fifth call with the Ukraine president. He testified he had no down. Trump was demanding that Ukraine officials investigate former vice president Joe Biden in return for an Oval Office visit Franko or Donas. NPR news the White House and vitamins. Twin Lieutenant Colonel. Yevgeni been men. A senior lawyer on the National Security Council was also fired today. Nearly thirty five thousand thousand people have now been infected with the new corona virus. Almost all of them in China. Seven hundred twenty two people have died but the World Health Organization says a majority of the cases happen and mild. NPR's Narita Eisenman has more in a press conference. WHO officials said they have now been able to analyze. Data provided them by China on about seventeen thousand cases of people infected with the new corona virus about eighty two percent had only mild symptoms. Another fifteen percent had more severe symptoms and three percent had critical medical symptoms though overall in this outbreak less than two percent of people infected have died but WHO officials noted that people who are older or who have underlying medical problems appear appear to be at higher risk also the WHO said tests are needed to determine how many people have contracted the virus but show no symptoms at all. If that number is very large it would would mean the virus is less lethal than current figures suggest nerina Eisenman. NPR News and you're listening to NPR news from Washington. The head of credits. Credit Suisse Switzerland's second largest bank says he is stepping down amidst new revelations of a spying scandal Lisa Shlein reports parts cutty Swiss ordered surveillance on the former wealth management chief who quick to take a job with this banking rival. UBS fearing he was preparing to poach employees reason clients recent reports allege that cutty Swiss also spied on Greenpeace which opposes the bank's links with companies involved in a controversial oil pipeline in the United States. Lisa Shlein reporting researchers in Antarctica have been have reported the continent's highest temperature on record occurred sixty five degrees Fahrenheit as NPR's Colin Dwyer reports that typically frigid continent has been warming for decades Argentine. Researchers reported the record Kurt high at their station on the Antarctic Peninsula. It may be months before the World Meteorological Organization verifies it but the finding is not exactly a surprise. Here's Randi Serving Ervin organizations expert on extreme weather and climate this station just set the existing record in two thousand fifteen so We are seeing these high temperature. Records not only Antarctica but across the entire world fall. Warmer weather in Antarctica contributes warmer sea water in general which in turn in causes even warmer weather so this is unlikely to be the last broken record we see Colin wire and Pr News Wall Street lower by the closing in bell. The Dow Down Two hundred seventy seven points. The Nasdaq down. Fifty one the S. and P. Five Hundred Eighteen Janine herbst N._p._R.. News in Washington.
11-20-19 What's News
"It's time for New Coal Sandler's what's news from Nicole Sandler Dot Com and the progressive. The Voices Network Week. Two of the public hearings in the impeachment inquiry kicked off Tuesday with testimony from Lieutenant. Colonel Alexander Vin men who serves as the the director for European Affairs for the National Security Council and Jennifer Williams. A top aide to vice president pence. Both were listening in on that July. Twenty phone call between the president of the US and Ukraine then men a purple heart recipient. Who emigrated to the US? As a toddler when his parents escaped from the former Soviet Union was under attack by Republicans on the panel who questioned his character and allegiance to the US and was even blasted by the official White House. House Twitter Account Vin been held his own as evidenced by this exchange with congressman. Sean Patrick Maloney to July tenth meeting in the White House where you heard him bastard. Astor sunland raise investigations conditioning. A White House meeting on that investigations that you thought were unduly political. I believe that's how you described them and you went to the NFC council and you reported it right correct and the later youtube. We're on the White House call. Am I right. You heard it with your own ears correct not secondhand not from somebody somebody else not hearsay. Right correct you heard the president's voice on the call I didn't and you heard him raise that subject again. That ambassador Sunland had raised before about investigating investigating the Biden's right. I did and I want to ask you when you heard him say that. What was the first thought that went through your mind? Frankly I couldn't believe what I was hearing. MM was probably an element of shock that Maybe in certain regards my worst fear. How Our Ukraine policy can play out? was playing out. Now this is likely to have significant implications for US national security and went immediately reported. It didn't you. I did why because that was my duty. You still have your opening statement handy. I do read the last paragraph for me again in the second last one I. I think my dad would appreciate this one to dad my sitting here today in the US Capitol talking to our elected. Officials is proof that you made the right decision forty years ago to leave the Soviet W union and come here to the United States of America in search of a better life for our family. Do not worry. I'll be fine for the truth. You realize when you came forward forward out of sense of duty that you were putting yourself in direct opposition to the most powerful person in the world you realize that I knew I was assuming a lot of risk and I'm shocked by that phrase. Do not worry and he would award it if you were putting yourself up against the president of the United States is that right. He deeply worried about it because in his context there was the ultimate risk. And why do you have confidence that you can do that. And Tell Your Dad not to worry congressman because this is America. This is the country I've served and and defended all my brothers have served and here right matters. Thank you sir. That was spontaneous applause that busted out in a congressional hearing. Go figure the afternoon session brought testimony from two witnesses this is requested by the Republicans. Kurt Volcker the former special on voiding Ukraine. who had to revise his original testimony after numerous witnesses who came after him contradicted when he said hindsight I now understand that other saw the idea of investigating possible corruption involving Ukrainian company Barista as equivalent to investigating former president President Vice President Biden? I saw them is very different. The former being appropriate and on remarkable the latter being unacceptable. In retrospect I should have seen that connection differently. Charlie and had I done so I would have raised my objections now. If you thought Tuesday was exhausting get ready for a marathon Wednesday again. There are two hearing scheduled scheduled in one day. The morning begins with one sole witness Gordon. Sunland ambassador to the European Union. Whose testimony will likely be the most explosive low civil here all week? He was one of the so called three Amigos who emerged as the point men on. US dealings with Ukraine. Following the ouster of ambassador. Maria von avenge rich and May in the afternoon. It's Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper and Under Secretary of State David Hale but wait. There's there is more when the hearings then for the day. The debate begins ten of the candidates still vying for the Democratic presidential nomination face off in Atlanta in in democratic debate number five this one hosted by MSNBC and the Washington Post for the first time all the moderators four of them. Are Women. Andrew Mitchell. Rachel Maddow Kristen. Welker and Ashley Parker will question the candidates and then it's another early day on Thursday when two more four witnesses come before the House intelligence committee the impeachment inquiry. If you're wondering why we're not seeing any of the major players from the trump administration testifying. It's it's called. Obstruction trump issued a directive telling. Staffers they are not to comply with any congressional subpoenas citing something that doesn't exist exist absolute immunity or some such nonsense. Although house investigators have dropped their attempts to get Mick Mulvaney and John Bolton to testify due to the length of time it would take to get through the courts a federal. Judge says. She'll rule by Monday. Whether former White House counsel Don mcgann must testify. Hi under subpoena to Congress. And that's just a bit of what's news for now. I'm Nicole Sandler if you appreciate these reports and the Nicole Sandler show. I hope appeal consider making a contribution. My work is one hundred percent listener supported. And I can't do it without your help. Find out more at Nicole. Sandler DOT COM. Please click on that donate page.
Bonus Bill Ep. #513
"Welcome to an. HBO podcast from the HBO latent sees real time with you know. It was threatened by fire. The Reagan Library very in Seamy Valley. Yeah firefighters were spraying the area but the flames kept advancing. Which is very ironic? We could show the trickle down. Doesn't work eighties well. The impeachment investigation is a leveling up as the kids. Say say at least fifteen current or former members of the administration testified or are going to testify. I mean they're testifying testifying now faster than trump can tweet that they're human scum. That's how fast it's going and today Congress did you see. This had their first big vote about the impeachment inquiry. Can we have an inquiry. Every single. Republican voted no. They won't investigate the crime and yet the suspect aspect won't stop confessing. I've never seen him. Yes the right. Wingers who are protecting trumper requested the patriotism of this guy who came forward this week lieutenant. Colonel Alexander Benjamin who is a trump appointed national security official chill decorated Iraq war veteran got the purple heart. Even Liz Cheney Dick Cheney's daughter said it's shameful to question his patriotism. I don't know the exact definition of SCUMBAG. But when Liz Cheney calls you shameful close in this guy this hero Lieutenant Colonel Vincent. He was one of the people who is listening in on the original call. That trump had with the Ukrainian president that started at this whole mess. This poor guy this poor guy. He comes over here as a Soviet refugee he joins the army he sees combat. He gets a masters degree from the Harvard. And then there's a job is listening in on trump's phone calls forget the Purple Heart you get the Medal of honor doc and said news for us in California here Katie Hill the congresswoman. From right over in Palmdale. She resigned today for improper sexual relationship. You know just like Al Franken just went quietly. Republicans don't do this. They never give up even after they've been licked. Yeah all right thank you very much. WE'RE GONNA go over here. Only episodes of real time with Bill Maher
NPR News: 02-07-2020 5PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jeanine herbst a key witness in president. Trump's impeachment inquiry is out of job. Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vin men. An expert on Ukraine was fired from his White House job today. His lawyer David Pressman says the president exacted revenge earlier today. Trump told a reporter. He wasn't happy with Vin. Men Freshman says women was fired for telling the truth the final democratic debate before voters go to the polls in New Hampshire will be held at eight PM Eastern tonight NPR. semmering has more from Manchester. Seven candidates will debate tonight at Saint Anselm college kicking off the last weekend of campaigning. Here but fallout continues from the Iowa caucuses the AP says the race there is still too close to call Bernie Sanders to judge are separated by a thin margin. Both have have been pulling well in New Hampshire. That could set up a clash at tonight's debate. NPR Somboon Glass reporting. New York's governor. Andrew Cuomo is suing the trump administration for refusing to let New Yorkers enroll in federal trusted traveler program over immigration authorities access to the state's motor vehicle records from member station station. WNYC Fred Mogul has more. The Department of Homeland. Security says a new law in New York as a problem under that law. People who are in the country illegally can apply for driver's license and the state will not share their information with immigration officials. DHS says because of this. It can't check the criminal records of people seeking global the entry and certain other passes Cuomo says. DHS is being arbitrary and capricious in enforcing rules because several other states also offer driver's licenses to unauthorized unauthorized immigrants. But only New York is being targeted and Cuomo says if federal agents have security concerns about trusted traveler applicants all the information they need is is available through the FBI for NPR news. I'm proud mogul New York. Japan's Health Ministry says it has identified an additional forty one cases of the Corona Rona virus aboard the luxury liner diamond princess. That's quarantined off Yokohama. Sixty one passengers and crew are confirmed to have the virus. NPR's Julie McCarthy has more Princess cruises which owns the diamond. Princess said. The new confirmed cases include passengers from Japan the US Australia Canada Argentina and the UK. The the dramatic leap in cases demonstrates how easily the virus spreads in a confined environment screening of the three thousand seven hundred passengers and crew. Who began after an eight year old Hongkong man who had been on the ship last month fell ill with the virus? Guests have been told to self quarantine in their cabins happens and to take their temperature. Daily passengers in windowless rooms are allowed on deck. But must wear masks and stand at least one meter apart Julie McCarthy. NPR News Manila alstreet lower by the bell the dow down nearly one percent. You're listening to. NPR news from Washington. The National Transportation Safety Board says there's no outward sign of engine failure in the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight other people almost three weeks ago ago in its initial report the NTSB says the Sikorsky helicopter collided with hilly terrain in Calabasas California January twenty six investigators also say they have a substantial amount of evidence in the crash and they say they're confident they will be able to determine a cause and any contributing factors Harvey Harvey Weinstein's defense in his sex crime trial continued in York City today as NPR's Rose Friedman and reports his lawyers turn to an expert in human memory psychologist. Elizabeth Loftus drew a picture for the jury of what she called a forgetting curve. Noting that memories naturally fade over time but she was also asked about factors that can create false memories. She explained a phenomenon called post event information and said that some memories can change if people are giving new or false information about an event. They experienced danced. Weinstein's team has tried to portray some of his accusers as Miss Remembering details about their own allegations asking questions about times. They've given different accounts. Weinstein has maintained maintained. All of his sexual encounters were consensual. He's charged with five counts of rape and assault Rose Friedman. NPR News New York crude oil prices lower by the closed on one and a quarter percent ending the day at fifty dollars. Thirty two cents a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange and again on Wall Street the Dow Down Two hundred seventy seven points at twenty nine thousand one hundred two. The Nasdaq down fifty. One points. The S. and P. Five hundred down Eighteen Janine herbst N._p._R.. News in Washington.
October 29, 2019
"Account witness someone who helps bury the target or changes the course of the Investigation Democrats think they might have that in Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vin men who will testify today good Tuesday morning I'm Jake Sherman and welcome to your political playbook audio briefing stay tuned after the show for a message from Pharma every major investigation has its four million jobs in the United States but Speaker Pelosi's drug pricing plan could lead to the permanent loss of roughly one million of these jobs get auty back to impeachment a political scoop this morning Jeff sessions is strongly considering a bid for his old Senate seat in Alabama that stories by me James demanded foreign government investigate a US citizen and I was worried about the implications for the US government support of Ukraine that's vindication in his opening statement this trump's Tuesday the president will have lunch with Mike Pompeo at twelve forty five and then we'll meet with the recipients of the Presidential Award for extraordinary efforts to combat trafficking at one forty five vote for this they tell us we'll be viewed as a vote approving the entirety of the Democrats impeachment effort the GOP will try to make Democrats who vote yes on every element of the impeachment a victim in a Ukrainian born to decade veteran of the US army with a purple heart from Iraq will testify today did he believe Donald Trump undermine US national security when he Arken Burgess Everett Memories are short Zach warm brought with the story about how AIG was celebrated on Capitol Hill a decade after a massive taxpayer bailout make no mistake this resolution will be positioned as a proxy vote for Impeachment Republicans Sable they will not vote for this instead we'll hang this vote around every Democrats neck great the findings of the probe so far but that's not certain it's not wrapped up yet the Wall Street Journal editorial board took a victory lap Saint Pelosi has conceded on an inquiry vote will dominate the headlines today and people will be staked out outside of the room all day waiting for Benjamin if past president this will go many many hours back to net thirteen million dollars House Republicans there will be three hundred fifteen people in attendance one more time the Washington nationals face a do-or-die game tonight in Houston live at six twenty pm the president will go to the trump hotel for a take back the house twenty twenty fundraiser. He'll be back at the White House at eight thirty pm by the way this fundraisers appealed to Ukraine's president to invest the his
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No, you look good though me Oh. My God saw please I haven't even gotten a haircut like three months. Okay, True Romance Premiers July sixteenth on the iheartradio APP, apple podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Okay Carlos. Is this going on with this? Bird bird-watching not cooperate with. They do. Well Junior. You Remember Central Park Karen. Her real name is Amy Cooper the white woman who called the police on the black man whereas a bird watcher who asked her to leash her dog in. New York Central Park. You know she has now been charged with falsely reporting the incident in the third degree. which are you know misdemeanor charges, and if convicted, she could serve up to a year in jail, but anyway the however the man the bird watcher. Go Ahead Not sending away woman in jail for calling on a black do. State so this America go ahead. In this league roles, I didn't know Negroes. Was Bird watching I my first this first, blackbird watch. Yeah. I know we very. What I would you know? If a layers. But I'm just. Senate a white woman to jail for a year for calling. Go head call okay so here we go so however the man, the Bird Watcher Tommy. Christin Cooper that's his name and her name is amy. Cooper, no relation but anyway. Who she call the cops on Christian Cooper. He told The New York Times that. He feels that amy. Cooper has suffered enough and. He's not cooperating, but he did say Mr Cooper Christian, Cooper. He did say that he understands the principle of it all, and if the DA needs to pursue the chargers, then he should, he's just not more to cooperate because shales me. Yeah, he feels like she suffered enough. She her reputation. She lost her career so. That's his point, and so he says. Look I man to do. You know I mean less than learn I mean. What else are you going to do? You know I I'm not. His point. That's his point. She suffered enough. She lost her job. She lost a job. I mean you know she got beat up on social media reputation. Try you try to do something that didn't work. You bought attention to a cause I'm through with it. But you know what Steve. A lot of people are looking at the fact that this could have gone left in. It could have been deadly and. Police to show. Keel absolutely. Now look at the other side now. I'm just throwing this out there for you to consider. I know I if I'm the bird watcher. Which is that? If you were in the park, I can't go down to. Instinct ain't no telling what come up. To. The victim in this situation that. Pool records and they'll flip it. Yeah you. Might be knowing Hey I. don't need no more here. Let's just let bygones. be it or need by need to go into my past. Oh, you're. Always been a bird watching. Broddrick Harvey Browder. We've been looking for him. down. He tried to help the DA now. Take No. Roku, stay the way man I ain't man Bro! Sita suffered enough. Know, his history, yeah! As, they say, let's go y'all. Hey, let's go. Get off of me. 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The colonel was treated with shameful in my experience with him I think he merited promotion. His performance was exceptional sodas, the performance of his twin brother yet who is in a different capacity at the NFC. NFC you know it was. It was just as unacceptable for men I think to be singled out for Alex Veneman to be singled out even worse in a sense for his brother yet who's only said as far as I can tell was he was his twin and again? Alexander is leaving us. Supreme Court sided with the trump administration yesterday in a case involving to birth control under the affordable care, act or obamacare. The high courts ruled that employers can refuse to. 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Top White House Ukraine expert Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindeman convinced of quid pro quo; John Bolton says "no way" to a voluntary deposition before Congress; Trump's hand-picked ambassador to Russia breaks with the President
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On Capitol Hill the attorney for to force Ukraine's president to publicly announced investigation into Joe Biden and his family this comes from two sources in the room of Colonel Alexander vitamins he and now house investigators have scheduled date for Bolton to testify under oath behind closed doors so is president trump worry that is former national security advisor could bring his of course said this under oath is under oath testimony in other words it was not people assuming what trump wanted and taking action based on those assumptions no it wasn't that sorry Ukraine then Bolton took that memo traveled on August sixteenth to the president's Bedminster resort with the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and MS phone call this is John Bolton says no way to a voluntary deposition before Congress and trump's handpicked ambassador to Russia breaks with the President what he saying under oath changed for an investigation into Joe Biden not what president trump says was the reason he withheld aid my complaint is always been justifies that those closest to the president appealed to him directly to stop again according to sources who were in the room for vitamins under oath testimony them untold early feminist now the fourth person to testify under oath that Broken Bolton was livid about a quid pro quo of military aid in exchange for investigations into trump's political rivals night plus Mick Mulvaney out of the loop why did trump's chief of staff learn about the raid that killed the head of Isis only after it was over upfront next breaking news the top White House Ukraine expert testified he was convinced of a quid pro quo between trump and Ukraine even before that Grigory of defense the Acting Secretary Mark Asper all of them to make a case to the president personally to stop and guess what he personally rejected also issues a penal he declined to comment another top chairman of this committee effort there's Impeachment Inquiry Eliot Engel told me that it's something that they would Atta but does not fit with what at least four people have testified under oath and because what trump was doing was was wrong vin men Carl Vinson makers over the summer then national security adviser John Bolton Ashvin to draft a memo and in this memo Vin was to lay out to urge trump to release title testimony date now also behind closed doors Democrats have invited John Eisenberg who is a National Security Council attorney to come testify in his testimony could also consider issuing a subpoena but I can assure you that will probably happen in the coming days the questions if he will defy that yes or no come next week and this I withhold again and I'll continue to withhold until such time as Europe and other nations contribute to Ukraine. Well that reason just doesn't I bowl just put out a statement saying that he would appear with a subpoena but it's not clear if that means if he got the actually appear now also the significant because he's an individual who people who had been who had heard concerns about the president's efforts to urge Ukrainian government to investigate the Biden's Gatien that could help the president politically before moving forward on other efforts including releasing stalled military aid that could help Ukraine deter Russian aggression from a source familiar with the matter that Bill Taylor the president's top diplomat the US diplomat in Ukraine is willing to testify publicly and we remember what he said behind Mr Colonel Madman said for instance from Mr Morrison tomorrow the his superior at the National Security Council and others but so perhaps we could see that in a public setting all right Manu thank you very much and I want to go now to someone who's been inside the room for all of the impeachment depositions thus far Democrat Vincent himself went to John I broke to raise concerns questions what did Eisenberg do afterwards when he heard those concerns were raised also Kevin Deposition because you were there you know we understand women said he was convinced trump was personally withholding military aid in order to force Ukraine's president and this is coming at the tail end of what we expect to be the end of these closed door deposition before Democrats Mo- moving to the more public phase of their inquiry we are told I do think that everything I've seen has been consistent with the whistle blowers allegations and the substance of it is very simple which is that military aid and assistance the Ukraine as well as a meeting at the White House between Zilenski and trump were premised on bogus investigations being conducted against isn't trump's domestic rivals and that's very very serious as you know so yes now John Bolton again from what we understand than men said is deeply disturbing basically the secretaries of what they call the interagency process which which is involved with Ukraine namely the State apartment the Defense Department and the National Security Adviser all imploring the president to do what is in the country's best interests America's best interests which is announced that investigation into Joe Biden now then men though does say he very very explicit his in his prepared remarks right then he'd never had direct contact with the president is there anything more that you is irs then he must be listening to somebody else and this foreign policy is being done not in the best interest of the country but in the best interest of someone else you need to know to be sure that his perception is accurate at all I can't come on in a specific testimony except if not talked to Adam Schiff the house intelligence committee chairman about whether or not they will in fact issue a subpoena said the hope that bolden will cooperate but when asked if he would actually he is he is directly approached by Secretary of Defense National Security Adviser and and his Secretary of state what you saw in his opening statement is very consistent with what we've seen from other witnesses I think we're going to continue to learn more about what I'm not gonNa comment on the exact testimony but let's just assume that are reporting here is this is what happened in the room where you were what would it tell you about how determined trump was to withhold the aid if indeed long objections to Rudy Giuliani conducting this irregular foreign policy and I think that witness after witness especially in their opening statements has said attorney is telling CNN tonight he will not appear without a subpoena but it's not even clear that he would show up even if he were subpoenaed right I mean he could say executive privilege he could try to fight this as the aid to Ukraine to stop what he was doing than men testifies you know he wrote the memo for Bolton Bolton was rejected directly by the president this doors from his public from this David came out publicly he was concerned and he was told the president had ordered the WHO wanted the Ukraine government to announce and here we learned that Rudy Giuliani from every witness at this point is running a shadow foreign policy which is basically in the best interest of this that John Bolton instructed them to basically put up a resistance or go to the lawyers or do something to basically get our foreign policy back on track with the remove the hold that had been placed in the summer of this year on aid to the Ukraine for reasons that we've talked about before all right Congressman Roger Christian warranty he sits on both the House Intelligence and Oversight Committee's Congressman appreciate your time tonight I wanna ask you about John Bolton but I I want to ask you about I want to Bedminster right the president you know when he was there in his August break went there personally along with Secretary of state and the Acting Secretary of Defense to personally try to get trump to really supply this aid to the Ukraine to help defend itself against Russia so if trump isn't listening to them his his foreign policy and defence streaming important because on this one issue I didn't think I would ever agree with John Bolton on anything but on this particular issue he raised strong strenuous would indeed back that this was the president of the United States personally demanding a quid pro quo at the cost of the country to help himself personally are you sure that would back that up. Plus sources tell C. N. Trump's acting chief of staff did not know that the raid to kill Isis leader Al Baghdadi was was underway found out after the operation center the nexus of the White House the State Department Defense Department and other agencies who are basically trying to the first female president no I am so what are they saying now Ukraine so I think he's a very important witness potential are you concerned that Bolton's issues with Rudy Giuliani and not with the president what I'm getting at is are you are you confident that his testimony why was he out of the loop and voters in crucial swing state who spoke to them on Election Day in two thousand sixteen aren't you in court others right have been told not to hear that you guys subpoena them and they show up Bolton may well absolutely not do that so this is a really important question because because he's at the heart of it I sat down with former Goldman Sachs Co boy blankfein citizen by CNN conference live event with newsmakers across industries to talk about principles to get into testifying no matter how long it takes I don't want to get ahead of my chairman Adam Schiff on this particular issue but what you're bringing up is soliciting investigations into domestic political opponent I don't think that would be in accord with our values that's trump's nominee Elliott's people like donald trump also others who may be foreign actor so this is a disturbing to say the least all right so look a lot of this is going to come down our foreign policy where it needs to be which is to assist Ukraine as Congress appropriated money to Ukraine and basically two which included trump's mention of Joe Biden on tape now then men testified that he tried unsuccessfully to correct the transcript before it was released to the public Remember to create an ad like this one visit pure winning dot com slash CNN. I can't be confident about his testimony honestly I wanna hear what he has to say however what we can be confident about is that he was kind of breaking news the White House fights back against its own tonight taking issue with personal conversations with the president repeatedly we know that from all the other testimony he didn't like this at all it smelled terrible to him he didn't like it will you fight Bolton in court ah okay the Trans at the White House did release included the present Ukraine asking bring up military aid and trump responding I news story is fascinating being born in public housing in Brooklyn making it the Harvard by Age Sixteen and then making millions on Wall Street White House Ukraine expert Lieutenant Colonel Alexander of Vitamins testimony then men who is fast becoming one of the most crucial witnesses in the impeachment inquiry thus far was listed so he knows both sides of the verbiage tracks I asked him what he thinks of Bernie Sanders statement that billionaire should not exist in America he also told me he he acted completely appropriately did nothing wrong. The media's reporting that Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vitamin claims he proposed filling in words that were missing in areas where lips into the your next round of witnesses right and learning from a source that that the committee has asked John Testify behind closed doors because they don't say it's an explicit transcript no one ever says it's an explicit transcript for him to go back and say their words missing shows me that he took notes he believed there was a problem one a brand new boss files episode is out it is our one hundred episode and we are so excited to continue sharing these inspiring conversation with you on our podcast we have a very very word for word report of what I said I had a transcript done by very very talented people word for word a favor right okay and then talking about the favor so that that that's it right there and they put that out there but then they then they take other things out is that it's not a transcript and people sort of generically referred to it as a transcript as a longtime litigator drives me crazy because it transcript is and don't admit it what is this yeah I mean it's a complicated thing to figure out because it's strange that they would leave in the word favor which clearly implies that open to the rich pay more in taxes and says capitalism is not dead but it must be more fair so check it out today at subscribe to boss the NFC whom do you believe well Aaron this has been a pet peeve of mine since this this summary was released and it's just that the pet peeve I'm talking about is of duty military member he takes the chain of command extremely seriously so he is speaking out against the commander in chief in so doing greg here's the thing you know and says that that you know she's absolutely sure it's a word for word transcription because if if an actual verbatim transcript does exist it's going to be presumably a verbatim transcript or recording does exist and that's why it's awfully curious that the president spoke for spokesperson would be saying the White House was asked Stephanie Grisham said the ellipses do not indicate missing words or phrases they refer to a trailing off of a voice or pause if there were missing the president was asking for something in exchange for something else which he also told us publicly after that conversation was released that he was doing what happened with Vin men and what's really interesting and so to the extent it's just a summary or more than a summary I guess but that to extend some words are left out it it's not a verbatim transcript now the White House is slamming back Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham tonight saying quote President Trump released a full and accurate transcript of his call with presidents Alinsky so the American people could it's very clear to me that he took notes that he was a part of that call and he recorded something for him then go to the NFC lawyer and say there's a mistake in the memorandum he continues Blah Blah Blah so if you can look into it dot dot dot okay I put the yellow on their the dot dot dot according to the New York Times that dot dot dot hanging on the call that right the infamous call between president trump and presidents alinsky vitamin testified that the White House transcript of the call left out what he considered to be key details they tried to take that conversation and make it into a big scandal the problem was we had it transcribed there was an exact transcription of the conversation. Shaw Chris Murphy I appreciate your time tonight and next the president's handpicked nominee to be the next ambassador of Russia breaks with trump that that it was not a direct transcript well we know that but that is not what of course the president said right for weeks he has told us this about that transcript is where vitamin says trump brought up the alleged biden tapes it is one of three places where lipsius exist in the transcript and everybody noticed this to begin with it's our phrases they would be represented by brackets or reductions I mean look the again the word favors in there the core of this is still in there but but that is like awfully easy to fill in those missing words well so here's the thing okay when you read the summary of the the transcript Greg's right it gets shorthanded director of the Nixon Library Greg brower assistant director at the FBI and it republican state senator in Nevada and our senior political report. The Emily Henderson so and first of all it's just such an explicit and blatant lie yeah in this is this White House right in it obviously comes from the top of I think president trump thanks to Giuliani and others is trying not to make the mistakes that Richard Nixon made in this case made exactly the same mistake the Richard Nixon made goes against obviously what Vin is saying somebody who was so concerned about the way this transcript was handled of that he wanted to set the record straight and fill in damning part in there okay but when you look at Nixon the initial transcripts that he released right of his conversations in the Oval Office they incomplete he acted as if they were waiting and so I say that this is a big deal I think that even though this doesn't change the narrative it's proof of a cover up and Komo Greg word for word Comma for Comma or not to the extent that someone brings it to the chief counsel it's got to hear the actual tape and they saw what was missing and it really affected the Republicans the Republicans thought hot why are they why is the White House doing this from Donald Trump who over and over again as you showed there does refer to this as word for word transcript on the actual memo of the call it says it's is a word for word literal transcription of everything that is said during the procedure that's what the president just said it was except for it wasn't exactly Richard Nixon is the one who edited the transcripts we know this he went with a with a pen and said Nope nope no he kept in the party it doesn't have a lot of credibility she is speaking president who doesn't have a lot of credibility so you sort of have to put the what they say in that context and in their word ask the trump is quoted at talking about Biden right a lot of talk about Biden's son the Biden Stop the prosecution a lot of people wanna find out about that so whatever you can do he's talking to John Dean and says we can five hundred five hundred thousand dollars he kept that in but he took other things out why does this matter because the House Impeachment Committee Republicans Democrat it's essentially a memo of the cold but it's not a word for word transcript so you know what Stephanie Grisham says what the President's is you know they don't have a lot of credibility on this right seventy my next question is who redacted the summary Right we might be surprised by the answer well that is going to be a crucial question because I was the president has been so Fiona Hill was there so he's chronically essentially a month of conduct where he from from very early on believes that the president is asking is putting the pressure all right all of you stay with me next sources telling CNN the president's acting chief of staff was briefed on the Al Baghdadi raid after it was done after why plus the confirm anything else about his last seconds I just can't confirm that one way or another and he raised it to a superior him they thought they weren't as we pointed out then went to the chief counsel twice for the NFC to raise concerns that he had which is a very big deal as he emphasizes as Hey Howard Beck and I've got Chicago Bulls Insider Casey Johnson on bleacher report still full forty eight for nineteen year old kid he's to me way past complete they were incomplete and that incomplete nature was extremely significant extremely significant. I've watching the president's behavior there are times when name convinced that it was explicitly about the the investigations in the eight. This is so important so Jake Kaplans reporting is that July ten president said album was whimpering and crying in his last moments again the top defense officials today ask about that these were shown in the transcript this is false oh the mystery of the Alexi so up front now former New Jersey New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram Tim now tally was the started and so he's chronicling this through that call into the point where in August he's in the room with the meetings that we've heard about between sunland and the Ukrainians and the trump was personally blocking the aid in exchange for a public announcement of these investigations that I had thought it was just linked to getting a meeting right and then he became this is essentially two weeks before that call Vin man is convinced that there's a quid pro quo with the meeting that Ukraine meeting with the president and he will not agree unless the Investigation News Check Project Cost Guide and Book Appointments Go to Homeadvisor Dot com or download the free homeadvisor APP to start your next project commitment is in the room and he's in the room with sunland and the Ukrainian so he gives us this part of the story just corroborated that is critically important for showing what the president was really doing are thought he would be so I'm buying Koby Doc right now the full forty eight is available each week on the bleacher report APP and you can subscribe for free at Apple podcasts it's comma for Comma word for word as we said and you know look it comes with you know the understanding right Jake's reporting from two sources in the room of Edmonds testimony that he was election and that's I guess Tim help us square the circle okay because this is this is the it seems like they're blatantly lying about something that there's no need to lie about because they left the most incorrect when we should point out it completely corroborates what Taylor testified she right I mean exact thing that I thought it was just linked to the meeting then it became clear to them it was link some of the blanks here listen what he's feeling doesn't really change the nature of what was going on this These ask on the president to a foreign leader to interfere in an American yeah that's the end of the morning it's dragon experiment are you gonNa say it first off I always sleigh at Queen's secondly yes brick and mortar five episodes premiering Sunday November ten only on adult swim new tonight out of the loop sources confirming to CNN the President uh-huh Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney was in the dark on the raid against the Isis leader Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi as it was being carried out one official saying he was only briefed on the rate as soon as yeah meanwhile officials said that there's no indication that Mulvaney will be fired I did speak with one official close Mulvaney who said look I don't know that we would know if that was the case and gave the order to kill or capture the ISIS leader his chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney was not in Washington and didn't even know the raid was underway he was foreign policy accomplishment capturing or killing Baghdadi has been the top national security priority of my administration but as the President Obama White House officials said Mulvaney was home in South Carolina dealing with a family matter without access to secure communications to senior administration refed after it ended instead the history books will show only the Vice President Defense Secretary National Security Advisor and top military brass huddled do that because if you do I believe you'll be impeached Aaron Tonight White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley tells me in a St be his saving grace has abandoned General John Kelly guardrail methods instead adopting the let trump trump mantra something Kelly officials said Mulvaney was not involved in the planning but knew the Baghdadi operation was in the works he was filled in as soon as it ended one of the official said it was a quid pro quo and get over it jared diamond is out front was the big one this is the biggest one to president trump it was a crowning that he has no plans to fire Mulvaney multiple officials said Mulvaney is that trump side during most White House meeting vaisnys approach to the job could in the situation room watching as the rate unfolded Bill Daley White House Chief of staff during the two thousand eleven raid that killed Osama bin Laden was just steps away from it is there isn't those comments left trump frustrated according to a source close to the president and Mulvaney on shaky ground let's get another source close to trump's and make has done a good job implementing the President's policies at o. m. b. and as acting chief of staff when the president doesn't have confidence in someone you'll know it and the powerful and important position in this country this person should be the gatekeeper the protector for the president the voice what does it say that Mulvaney was not briefed about the raid the head of ice warns could get trump in trouble as whatever you do don't don't hire yes man someone that's going to tell you I won't tell you the truth don't the democratic server happened as well before attempting to walk back three can I see how people took that the wrong way absolutely but I never said there was a quid pro quo that mulvaney absence did not affect the rate success Malvinas absence comes as he faces endless rumors about his fate as chief of staff after no question about that but that's that's why we held up the money is a quid pro for is funding will not flow unless the investigation into it's a for a fair point If past is any precedent thank you so much Jeremy and everyone is now back with me so the chief of staff is incredible is the biggest rate of trump's presidency until it was over I mean he is a figure who is out of the loop right I mean if you think about the the prior chiefs admitted trump engaged in a quid pro quo with Ukraine that he also mentioned to me and pass the the the the the corruption related to the DNC server absolutely the doesn't really necessarily see those folks Mick Mulvaney as people who have the kind of stature that he would like to see in a factor that he would then I think uh suggest how the White House feels about him he is now crucial to this investigation this impeachment inquiry and of course made what some thought was admission at the also respect to that person John Kelly obviously if somebody he probably did respect so listen Mick Mulvaney he's been acting chief of staff for a very long time cows when he said that there was a quid pro quo us we'll see what happens but listen I mean the president has all of the top jobs at the White House right not only the president at the president had one previous who nickname rainsy I believe in John Kelly was a bit more like Mick Mulvaney in the sense that this is a president you offer him the basic respect that he should you know this is problematic and look in Washington sometimes it's better to not be in the loop but whatever you do don't don't hire a yes man someone that's going to tell you I won't tell you the truth not when you're the chief of staff with respect to an operation like this and you know technically the White House chief of Staff Chief of staff is of course not I do I believe you'll be impeached greg it here we are he's got a yes man and he does not seem to week chief of staff so so great i WanNa play again what what trump's former chief of staff John Kelly said because it's important to listen to how he puts the emphasis on this here he is and the chain of command when it comes to military operations that is the president and the secretary of Defense and then the uniformed military leaders but tradition and common sense would be he is a key spokesman he has also his own chief of staff so stay or go I don't think it necessarily matters because Mick Mulvaney anno he's been a bit of take that for something like this the vice president is in the loop White House chief of staff perhaps the weight of White House counsel and others and so the fact that he wasn't yeah it's not let's see that Mulvaney has that incentive to cooperate with the investigation so I would expect him to not cooperate for as long as he possibly can and then you know whether could he turn on the president you know it's an interesting question but I'm highly skeptical that he'll turn and the reason why having been a local federal and state prosecutor it's not good for Mick Mulvaney combined with all of the other things that are happening in particular that press conference that we've been talking about an eight dies the with the president he's he's passing on that command any said there was a quid pro quo and get over it so now all of a sudden if he left out if he is scorned it's a really interesting question if anyone in the trump world begins to cooperate mulvaney would not be the first but what happens to the rest of the folks a lot of times is that people usually turn when they're staring down the barrel of a crime of basically going to jail or prison and there's a huge incentive for them to become cooperators right now I just being defying this president and now you have the man who president trump has nominated to be the next ambassador to Russia okay this is trump's pick he appears in Congress today do you think it's ever appropriate for the president to use his office to solicit investigations into a domestic political opponents and who is this man this is deputy secretary of State John Sullivan he was acting secretary of state when Tillerson was fired he is the president's choice then and but you have so many others career civil servants a military who have come out and spoken the truth at defense he is asked specifically if the president uses his office to get a probe to solicit a probe into a political rival would that be ok okay Dan let me just play for you what happened you see it's like dominoes when one person comes forward than other it's very untenable and say it's interesting you say that because obviously Bolton is is not gonNA appear without a subpoena if even American national security and you just don't do this if you want to protect our national security you do not mix domestic political matters your re election with service this is a great learning moment for a lot of Americans he is making clear he is thinking beyond the trump presidency he's thinking about American values and listening investigations into domestic political opponents I don't think that would be in accord with our our values grandfather had on him and the value of vulnerable it's a fascinating conversation I hope you'll check it out you can subscribe the boss files today to to replace Jon Huntsman in Moscow he's not a never-trumper and he's reminding Americans of the values of our civil service and of our professional Tuesdays at ten thirty on TBS breaking news the Pentagon has just released newly 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Bonus: The Witnesses: Williams and Vindman
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It was the greatest honor of my career to be asked to serve as a special advisor to the vice president for Europe and Russia and Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vin men in July two two thousand eighteen. I was asked to serve at the White House. National Security Council. I'm the principal advisor to the National Security Adviser on Ukraine and other countries in my portfolio both Williams and vitamin were on that July twenty fifth call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zilinskiene. I found the July twenty fifth phone call unusual it because in contrast to other presidential calls I had observed it involved discussion of what appeared to be a domestic political matter. I was concerned by the call. What I heard was inappropriate so today on article two? We're asking what strategies did Republicans and Democrats us in questioning these key. Witnesses and will bill those strategies work Leeann Caldwell as a correspondent for NBC News. She has I've been following these hearings on Capitol Hill and she joins us now Leeann. Welcome Hi Steve. Let me just start on this question. There does seem to be a choreography to all of this Williams environment. Why were they both chosen to testify together Today we'll Steve. Both of these people were on the infamous July twenty fifth phone call so that was a big reason why they were set to testify today. They both also expressed concerns with the call as well and they were also both witnesses that the Democrats wanted to hear one worked for the President and the National Security Council and the other worked for the vice president. Of course she's a State Department official. Who was detailed to the vice president's office but they both have their own little niche of expertise on this issue and they were both most importantly on this phone call so let's get into what each of them said The chance to give opening statement here to kind of lay out the basics of their perspective and of course the Democrats have kind of indicated throughout all of these hearings that they see most of these witnesses all these witnesses as folks they just want to let speak for themselves say they almost don't want us to step back and let the witness be the stars that seems to be a lot of the democratic approach. Your so let's just get on the record here. First of all Jennifer Williams What did she tell the committee today? Well in her opening statement she kinda jumped right in the nuts and bolts of this about this July twenty fifth call and and she said that she had some concerns about it. The reason is because she thought that it was odd that the president was asking for favors into investigations. She also talked about how she put an update in the vice president's briefing book about the July Twenty Fifth Phone Call Hollas. Well I provided an update in the vice president's Daily briefing book indicating that President Trump had a call that day with presidents. Linski a hard copy of the memorandum. I am transcribing. The call was also included in the book. I did not discuss the July twenty fifth call with Vice President or any of my colleagues in the office of the vice president or the NFC Z.. And so while she couldn't say specifically if there was a specific quid pro quo. Or what. What the president specifically if there were any demands that the president was asking of Zielinski she was able to characterize this call and a call that she thought what was odd and her experience had never heard before a president of the United States asking at President of another country for favor? Okay so that's Williams Nellis Talk About Alexander van men. This is somebody who's testimony behind closed doors caused a lot of headlines. This was sort of the country's first chance to size him up for themselves So vitamin part of the National Security Council at the White House a principal advisor on on Ukraine. What did he say when he got his turn hurt? The microphone. So veterans testimony was interesting when he started of course. This is the first time we're hearing him speak publicly and so when he started his testimony he seemed seemed quite nervous. He was speaking really quickly actually very softly being in the hearing room it was difficult to hear what he was saying. Thankfully we had a a paper copy of his opening statement but he was talking about his military experience and how important his military experience was to him. Dan The uniform I wear today. Is that of United States. Army is that of the United States. Army members of our all volunteer force made up of a patchwork of people from all ethnicities cities regions socioeconomic backgrounds who come together under a common oath to protect and defend the constitution of the United States of America. We do not serve any political party we serve the nation and he also talked about the fact that his family that is father left. The Soviet Union win in his father was forty seven years old and came to the United States is courageous. Decision inspired a deep sense of gratitude and my brothers and myself and there's still a a sense of duty and service all three of us have served or are currently serving in the military. My little brothers behind me here today. In Russia my act of expressing concern to the chain of command in an official and private channel would have severe personal professional repercussions and offering public testimony involving the president would surely cost me my life dad. I'm sitting here today in the. US Capitol talking to our elected professionals is proof proof that you made the right decision forty years ago to leave the Soviet Union come here to the United States of America in search of a better life for our family. Do not worry are will be fine for telling the truth and so that was a really Aha moment for many in the room and the room became really silent because it indicated. There was a worry of what he was doing that there were going to be repercussions for him but the fact that in the United States he's able to do that it was quite a proud moment. Ah for him. Let's turn to the Republicans then and the strategy that they put together Devin Nunes Devin nunes the ranking Republican on the Intelligence Committee. He got a crack at Vin. Minett both witnesses but had vitamin in particular. One thing that he zeroed in on that Nunez zeroed in on was Vin. Men's testimony that he he had expressed concerns with several people about that July twenty fifth phone call. He identified a few of the people. There was one name. He didn't identify in. This is opened a dispute and accusations from from Adam Schiff and other Democrats that what Nunez was trying to do was to out the whistle blower. Explain what was going on in that moment woman. Yeah so this has been a theme throughout these hearings. And even these closed door depositions that Republicans have been trying to as you said out the whistleblower and they tried again today. of course devin nunes a fierce supporter of the president. Defender of the president. Tried to do so again as well in what he was doing he was asking about all the people he relayed concerns to About the July twenty fifth call. Because there's this lot of speculation that Vin men talked to the whistle blower vigne. You testified in your deposition that you did not I know the whistleblower remember lieutenant colonel. Please Lieutenant Colonel Vitamin you testified in the deposition that you I did not know who the whistle blower was. I do not know who the whistle blower is that. How's it possible for you to name these people? And then out the whistle blower per the advice of my counsel. I've I've been advised not cancer. Specific questions about members of the intelligence community what the Republicans were doing is win. Vitamin was unable to specifically named one of the people he talked to they. Were getting at the point that that was perhaps ops the whistle blower into it caused a huge stir in the room. Adam Schiff stocking rejected and make sure that There's no effort to out the whistle blower through these precedings if the witness as a good faith belief that this may reveal the identity of the whistle blower. That is not the purpose we're here for. Does it really dramatic moment. between the Republicans and the Democrats and it also Set the scene for what the hearing was is to come that it was likely not going to be the only time. Republicans it tried to get Vin men to talk about the whistle blower because they assume that he knows full well who the whistle blower is another approach that that Republicans tried that I think was noteworthy their lawyer. Each side has a lawyer that gets forty five minutes to talk to are the witnesses. Stephen Caster the Republican lawyer used some of that time to talk about the idea. It seemed to suggest that vitamin potentially actually had conflicted loyalty. This was what it sounded like. At least take us through what Castro was getting at there in terms of conflicted loyalty what what was going on on there so we knew that Republicans had brought up this idea of dual loyalty About vitamin behind closed doors in his deposition. So the big question Russian was. Were they going to do it again. In public hearing the Republican members didn't do it but they use the Republican attorney to plant that seed and the way they did it is the GOP dopey council casters. His name he started asking about this meeting. That Veneman had in Ukraine With some senior Ukrainian officials and one of the Ukrainian officials said to Vin men. Oh you should be the defense minister in Ukraine well caster. The Republican attorney was asking a lot of questions about that asking if he reported that up the chain in the United States if he ever thought twice perhaps considered that added as an option for him and his career path when he made this offer to you initially. Did you leave. The door. Open was her reasoning that he had to come back and ask a second and third time or is he just trying to convince you council. It's the whole notion is rather comical back. I was being asked to consider whether I'd want to be the minister of defence. I Ah I did not leave the door open at all but it is pretty funny for Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. which really isn't that? Not that senior to be offered that lustrous position so then men dismissed it. He said that he thought it was more of a joke than men also said he did report it when he returned to the United States he told one of his superiors about it. which is the appropriate thing to do after the Republican lawyer kept pressing him? I'm about this Edmund finally said look if my superiors thought it was a problem they would have brought it up with me but there was never any follow up discussion so vitamin really dismissed. This and no Republican member brought this up on their own with the Republican attorney was trying to do was just to insert that line of questioning to not only appease the Republican base spit also get that into people's consciousness and then when it came aim to that the open question portion each member getting five minutes to talk with a witnesses Jim Jordan again playing a role there. He went after vitamin IT seemed based on. He took testimony. I should say from Vin men's supervisor at the National Security Council man he report to Morrison he read from from that testimony that seemed to question Vin Men's judgment. What was Jordan getting at there? And what was Vin. Men's response to that. We expected this all along long. Seems like from the closed-door depositions that Republicans are really trying to hit vehement against his boss. Tim Morrison what Morrison said said in his closed door deposition is that he did question Vin Men's judgment it doesn't seem like vitamin and Morrison got along extremely extremely. Well Remember Morris in came in late. He's the one who replaced Fiona Hill so he didn't start until the end of July in his position. And your boss had concerns about your judgment your former boss. Dr Hill had concerns about your judgment. Your colleagues concerns about Your judgment and your colleagues felt that there were times when you leaked information. Any idea why they have those impressions Colonel Women and then men what he did is he took out his review from Fiona Hill as Fiona Hill left toe position in early July and read parts of that. Alex Gouzer top one percent military officer and the best army officer. I've worked with in my fifteen years of government service. He's brilliant unflappable and exercises excellent judgement so exempt. I'm sorry okay. Exemplary arena during numerous visits so forth. And so on but I think you get the idea. He just had an outstanding reviews so he really tried to kneecap Republicans argument humint and their effort to Pitt. Morison against him. And to as Morrison's claims that vitamin was untrustworthy. WHO WE'RE GONNA take a quick pause and be right back? Hey It's Chris as you know. Sometimes it's good to just take a step it back from the day to day onslaught of news and take our broader. Look at the issues. That's what I'm doing each week on my podcast. Why is this happening? Were exploring topics ranging from school segregation. Listen to climate change. Well the way that I think it is. Climate Change will be to the twenty first century. What Madeira not west of the nineteenth century? It'll be the central subject of questions about Economic Justice Justice. Everything that you care about in the world will be affected by climate and digging deep with guests uniquely qualified to analyze issues from mass incarceration to race relations as you know for the first time in in our history at the national level whites are on the verge of losing their majority status in twenty years. And I think it's no coincidence that our politics are getting more tribal. Join me for for. Why is this happening? New episodes every Tuesday. Wherever you get your podcasts? So we've been talking a lot here about Republicans the different lines of inquiry the the different lines of attack that they tried today. Then there's the issue of how Democrats handled all of this. What did you hear from Democrats today? Both from their lawyer Daniel Goldman and from Democratic members during the the open portion of the hearing well Democrats throughout this. They are as much as possible trying to connect this to the president bent for example when talking to Williams and asking Williams questions they were really interested in the fact that Williams was told by an aide aide that the president did not one vice president pence to attend the inauguration of Presidents Alinsky and did the person subsequently Kunle tell the vice president not to attend the inauguration. I was informed by our chief of staff office by the Vice President's chief-of-staff office that the president had told the vice president not how to attend. I did not witness that conversation. And as far as Adminis- concerned they were really playing up his credentials the fact that he thought thought that it was a demand. The president was demanding an investigation from presents. Alinsky based on this July twenty fifth phone call and Dan also talking about how he did the right thing. What was your real time reaction to hearing that call German without hesitation? I knew that I had to report this. To the White House counsel I had concerns and it was my duty to report my concerns to to proper people commend things that Democrats say our brave and impressive and really critical moments in Outing what they say is severe misconduct by this president. One of the interesting things about these hearings is in many ways. They feel like they are reenactments of events events that have already taken place behind closed. Doors everybody kind of assuming their roles again in front of the cameras. Did you have a sense. That either side was caught off guard by anything today. That's a really good question. I think than men was a little caught off guard by a Republican attacks on him and also oh his attempt to talk about the chain of command on who he notified after this July twenty fifth call appreciate the importance of chain command in your deposition. You emphasize the importance of chain in command. You were a direct report to Dr Fiona Hill and then Mr Tim Morrison and they were your seniors. Correct that is correct when you hit concerns about the seven twenty five call between the two presidents. You didn't go to Mr Morrison about that. Did you. Immediately he went to John. Eisenberg the legal counsel so that doesn't seem like change of command so in the deposition with Democrats really tried to let the witnesses do the talking lay out the time line and lay out their concerns while Republicans overall tried to dissect their arguments and just so doubt in the American public that this is not an impeachable offense and that's really what Republicans are trying to do throughout this process process not trying to prove the president's innocence but just ensure trying to convince enough Americans this is not something that warrants were moving at president so there's also the question here of the president himself the White House their reaction we saw last week on on Friday. The president was tweeting in real time. Response to testimony from Marie Ivanovich that ended up becoming a part of those proceedings on Friday. What he was saying on twitter didn't hear that that kind of commentary from him on twitter today? He did address the hearings at a at a cabinet meeting now. I don't know him I don't know as he says I understand somebody. Misfortune of calling him Mr and he corrected. I never saw the man I understand now wears uniform when he goes no. I don't know independent all. What what are you hearing hiring from the White House in terms of their response to today's events so the White House is telling our colleagues at NBC that the testimonies have been nothing more are than endless debate over people's personal opinions about a call? The administration is continuing to defend the president continuing to defend the call and there was nothing wrong with it all right we in coma correspondent for NBC News following all facets of the impeachment inquiry drama. Thank you you for joining US Leeann. Thanks Dave Gordon Sunland the US ambassador to the European Union. A person who is at at the center of this impeachment inquiry will testify tomorrow morning before the House Intelligence Committee we will cover son's testimony alongside what we learned this afternoon. I'm from the testimony of Kurt. Volker and Tim Morrison and remember. If you're following these public hearings and have questions for us. Send them to article two podcasts. At g email dot com that is article to the word to T. W. O.. Article to podcast at G MAIL DOT COM. We will try to answer some of those for you. Article two inside impeachment is produced by Isabel Angel. Max Jacobs clear tie Aaron Dalton's Creepy Alison Bailey. Adam Novo Barbara. 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November 19, 2019
"Good Morning I'm Jake Sherman and welcome to your political playbook audio briefing stay tuned after the show for a message from the Association of American railroads. Happy Tuesday in a few hours at nine. AM The house. Intelligence Committee will gavel in for what's expected to be a marathon exceedingly long day of testimony in the houses impeachment angry. Here's the dance card. Jennifer Williams and Mike Pence aid whose details from the State Department and Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vitamin in the morning session and Kurt Volker and Tim Morrison in the afternoon session Russian. Here's what both parties are thinking going into today. Republicans tell us they believe. Democrats have a big structural advantage. They have their two best witnesses early in the day in Williams and vitamin when the Republican strategy is to try to discredit been demand. GOP lawmakers will seek to use other people's criticisms about the NFC top Ukraine against him. For example Ron Johnson speculated aided it was entirely possible vitamin was among those who never accepted Donald Trump as a legitimate president there have been criticisms of venom from other officials as well which Republicans are going to try to. I used paint the army officer at someone who could not accept the mission he was given. In the trump administration Williams. The State Department detailee will be quizzed. About why pence did not go to the Ukrainian president's augury democracy. The potential for bombshell after bombshell all day Williams been diminished Morrison all have firsthand knowledge of the famous phone call between trump alinsky potentially robbing Republicans of their line. That no one testifying has any direct knowledge of the president's tone and demeanor and invoquer Democrats think they have someone who straddled and had enough of knowledge of two crucial worlds. The State Department and Rudy Giuliani trump's attorney although volcker was called as a witness by Republicans Democrats believe. He has spent enough time with Giuliani that he can speak to some of his inner workings and the Mindset of Gordon. Someone who will headline another massive day of Hearings Tomorrow The New York Times reports that Kurt Volker will testify that he he was quote out of the loop at key moments during trump's pressure campaign on Ukraine. Kyle Cheney Andrew DC area and Mel Zona report that Williams and vindication offer a high level insight into the confusion alarm that followed trump's abrupt decision to freeze US military aid to Ukraine another piece of impeachment news. Democrats don't seem that big into trump testifying democratic aide working on impeachment threw cold water on allowing trump to answer questions as part of the probe if the president were serious the aide said he would be allowing how in his aides to participate and testify in the investigation quote. We're just not going to play that game. The aid said a bunch of news on at least two phonic. The New Republican star out of the impeachment richman probe the Democrat who's challenging Stefanik Tetra. COBB raise one million dollars in a three days stretch following the hearing. US MCA update. Sara Garrison Heather K Hegel report that Nancy Pelosi is bringing AFL CIO president. Richard Trumka to speak to Freshman Democrats about the new trade deal. The president's Tuesday troubled cabinet meeting thing at eleven thirty. And then we'll have lunch with vice president at quarter to one subscribed to playbook politico dot com slash playbook. Today's episode is sponsored by the Association of American railroads every year railroads invest in new technologies like drones ground penetrating radar and smart sensors along rail tracks to keep America's 'cause one hundred and forty thousand mile networks safe. Thanks to rail technology. The train accident rate has dropped thirty seven percent since two thousand marking the safest era in rails history see what powers a smarter safer freight rail network learn more at A. R. Dot Org.
NPR News: 02-08-2020 12AM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Nora Raum. One of the key figures who testified against President Trump and the impeachment hearings was summarily. They fired Friday and escorted out of the White House. Lieutenant Colonel Alexander. Vitamin served on the National Security Council. NPR's frank or DONAS has more lieutenant. Colonel Von Miller was among a group of US officials in the White House who listened in on the July twenty fifth call with Ukraine president. Vladimir Alinsky Veneman men testified that trump press Alinsky to open an investigation of a political rival. Then men is a Ukrainian immigrant and decorated Iraq. War veteran trump has targeted him calling him. A never-trumper witness David pressman vitamins. Attorney said telling. The truth cost vitamin his job. Career pressman added in a statement. Vin Men followed orders. He obeyed is oath and he served his country and for that the president exacted revenge. wjr Franko or Donas. NPR news the Whitehouse. Then men's twin brother who also worked at the National Security Council but did not testify was also fired Friday. Friday as was Gordon Sunlen Ambassador to the European Union seven Democratic presidential candidates face off our New Hampshire debates stage Friday looking to draw contrast in the days before voters head to the polls on Tuesday Sam Greenglass reports Iowa caucus days ago but the results still lingered over the debate stage here at Saint Anselm. College barely a couple of minutes in Joe Biden acknowledged his disappointing. Finish in Iowa this along the long race I took a hit NYLA. I'll probably take it here. Buddha judge who left Iowa in a virtual tie with Bernie Sanders drew the largest sheriff attacks. Here's Amy Klobuchar. We have a newcomer in the white the house and look where it got us. I think having some experience is a good thing and Elizabeth. Warren and I don't think people who suck up to billionaires in order to fund their campaigns campaign's ought to do it this weekend. The candidates will be back on the campaign trail in full force. Sam Greenglass. NPR News Manchester New York governor. Andrew Cuomo is is threatening to sue the trump administration for its decision to restrict some New Yorkers access to programs that allow faster security checks at airports that came Aiman response to a New York Law that allows immigrants to apply for driver's licenses. Even if they lack legal status CUOMO calls the federal response political. Extortion you want to make a political point. That Democrats are bad on immigration and they shouldn't give undocumented people driver's license. I understand that you can't then use the government to come up with an arbitrary policy that hurts. Hundreds of thousands of new New Yorkers to make your political point Cuomo did not say when any lawsuit would be filed this is NPR news. The Justice Department is closing its investigation into four automakers and their dealings with California. The federal government had been looking into Ford BMW Honda Honda and Volkswagen and their agreement with the State of California on emission standards. They said they'd comply with pollution and mileage requirements. There were tougher than federal all standards. The Justice Department wanted to determine if that violated antitrust laws is now closed the case deciding no laws were violated a federal judge in Arizona. Zona is weighing whether to give the final go-ahead and a multi-million dollar settlement in a case against motel six for sharing guests names with immigration authorities. Ace Matthew Casey of member station K.. J. Z. Z.. Reports the settlement creates a ten million dollar pot of money. Millions have already been claimed and more payouts may still get approved. Some cash leftover would go to groups that help immigrants the Arizona Attorney General's office once more of the Pie to go to the victims. Thomas Signs is president president and General Counsel for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. He says money for outside groups is to help motel six guests. Who didn't come forward that there's still served by the organizations that would receive the money instead the judge overseeing the settlements said he may not rule until all claims have been checked for NPR news? I'm I matthew. Casey and Phoenix health officials in China. Say The death toll due to the corona virus rose to seven hundred twenty two Friday. There are now now more than thirty. Four thousand confirmed cases on the mainland. I'm Nora Raum N._P._R.. News in Washington.
NPR News: 02-08-2020 11AM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Barbara Kline. President trump has stated administration officials. Who testified against him during the house else impeachment hearings including Alexander von Men the President Tweets Veneman was insubordinate and incorrectly recounted? A key phone call with a few cranes president. Democrats are calling the removals revenge as NPR's John Newman reports. Trump's moves follows his acquittal this week by the Senate over over his dealings with Ukraine. Lieutenant Colonel Alexander. Vitamin A decorated soldier and national security aide was escorted out of the White House. Been Men's twin win brother Lieutenant. Colonel Yevgeni been men was also asked to leave his job as a White House lawyer although you have. Guinea did not testify in the trial. The president's ambassador Bastard to the European Union Gordon Sandline says he was also ousted. Sunland at Alexander. Vitamin were key. Witnesses in the house. Impeachment Inquiry Quarry Solomon told investigators at quote. Everyone was in the loop on trump's desire to pressure Ukraine to investigate the Biden. Family Alexander Vincent told the House that in America right matters a phrase repeated in the impeachment trial by Democrats Gendelman. NPR News Washington. China says the new form of the corona virus has infected nearly thirty five thousand people around the world. The vast majority of the cases are in China. Yeah no more than seven hundred. Twenty people have died. NPR's Emily Chang reports that includes an American citizen who died in Milan the US State Department confirmed the DEFT NPR saying that the sixty year old passed away Thursday and Hunchine Pan Hospital. Nearly all of the more than seven hundred deaths resulting so far from the virus have been in mainland China particularly tickly among older men with pre existing conditions and Japanese. National also died in one this week. NPR's Emily Fang. Irish voters are casting ballots in general roll election. Today that will determine the political fate of Prime Minister Leo Vora Car as Richard Chambers reports from Dublin Vodkas made Ireland successful brexit negotiations a centerpiece of his reelection campaign. But voters apparently are focused on domestic. Issues this is Leo Varadkar Rutgers. First Time to go to the polls Prime Minister Young Gay and the son of an Indian doctor. He's hailed abroad as a symbol of Ireland's social change but today he is locked in a three way battle with the parties of Fina Fall on the center rice and Shin Fain the old political wing of the IRA on the left while vodka. RADCOW has tried to tie this election to Brexit the provision of public housing and healthcare of topped. The agenda voting will continue into the evening with results filtering through over the coming days for NPR news. I'm Richard Chambers in Dublin this is NPR. FACEBOOK has removed the account of a man suspected of a mass shooting in northeast Thailand. The suspect appears to have posted messages on on facebook before and during the rampage which has left more than ten people dead. Four top politicians from India's northern northern state of Jammu and Kashmir are under arrest from Mumbai. NPR's Lauren Freya reports. They've been taken into custody under a controversial a law that allows India to imprison suspects for up to two years without trial. Two of these Kashmiri politicians are former chief ministers of the state who've supported unity with India and even governed in coalition with Prime Minister. Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party but Modi's government is now jailed them. I for six months under house arrest and now possibly for another two years. This is part of an ongoing crackdown. In Kashmir last August Moody's Government cancelled Kashmir's autonomy flooded streets with troops and cut phone lines and Internet Kashmir is India's only Muslim-majority state and Moody's hindu-nationalist government. Says it's trying to better integrated but rights groups and foreign governments have accused India of human rights abuses there. Lauren FRYER NPR news Mumbai. General Motors is recalling recalling more than one hundred sixty thousand full-size pickup trucks from around the world including twenty nineteen Chevy Silverado 's GM sites nights. Faulty Brake Control Software. That was installed in a recall from last year. I'm Barbara Klein N._P._R. News.
Fiona Hill On Vladimir Putin's Move To Stay In Power In Russia
"Is Russian President Vladimir Putin angling for a way to stay president for life that is alive question in Russia after Putin came out today in support of changing the law on presidential term limits changes? That would allow him to run for a fifth or even sixth term are co-host. Mary Louise Kelley. Pick it up from here. So here's the deal. Putin's current term expires in two thousand. Twenty four the constitution in its current form says then he has to stand down but if the law has changed Putin could theoretically stay in the Kremlin until twenty thirty six. I was curious what Fiona Hill makes of this. She is a leading expert on Vladimir. Putin she was president trump's top Russia adviser until last year. You'll recognize her name and her voice. If you followed the impeachment hearings last fall when we called her today. Fiona Hill told me this move by Putin is about promoting stability predictability then also seizing opportune moment. It's very interesting that this was announced against the backdrop of a spot between Russia and Saudi Arabia and other members of OPEC about all production cuts Now obviously against the backdrop of the public corona virus which is roiling markets. And you think the timing is the timing is not a coincidence that this is water my Putin signaling stability. I'm here to stay at a very moment when as you note the oil markets and stock markets overall have been very word. I think the timing is Definitely linked to this on Putin has become the wild card in his own system if if he goes it seems destabilizing and this seems like an effort to put off the inevitable. He Shoo- won't live forever and at some point as we move forward even if it's beyond twenty twenty four and we get closer to twenty thirty six. We'll be playing the same game again of how the whole system could be stabilized. If there wasn't a succession plan put in place. Almost the longer he stays on the more destabilizing. We'll be when when eventually he goes but is your reading that he intends to stay in the Kremlin for life that there is no plan for a Coda to being president. I think he's testing things out. Then I think what they're going to be looking at now is water people's reactions not just outside and we're all distracted by corona virus in many cases our own political campaign season but also what the reaction is going to be across all of the elite. Not just those who are in the Duma but business people people who are vested in the system. We'll have some stake in the system but also the Russian population went lodge but does it even matter on a certain level I mean. Is there any doubt in your mind that if putting wants to stay president that he will is the really any question mark? Well there is a bit of a question mark on all of this. I mean right. Now there's Naple twenty-second scheduled vote. If the turnout is really low then the question would be about the legitimacy of that vote over time and also in polling because as constant polling of the population to take the temperature take the mood and to look for any of signals of trouble and perhaps if in focus groups and other polling outreach the government sees that there's quite a bit of discontent about this there may have to modulate the plan so Putin is not the dictator that he's often accused of being. He has to be very sensitive to public opinion. Which prompted me to wonder what about public opinion here with another. Us election looming and Americans once again tracking Russian influence and efforts to sow discord. Are you worried that American politicians are echoing that line from Russia that American politicians are hoping to spread Russian propaganda? I'm extremely worried about it. as I said in the testimony back in November that can often people do this for domestic political purposes. But really what it ends up doing is doing the work for the not. Just the Russians of the Rod bursaries for them. They don't invent divisions they don't create the partisan divides when we tried to do this negative political research on opposing candidates and we treat every political race like some kind of version of mortal combat in which we have to destroy our enemy. Then it makes it extremely easy for the Russians to bring everyone down. This is a pointed question but let me follow up by asking. Are you worried that the president of the United States is helping Russia by helping to spread Russian propaganda? I will be that. I think that everybody is at risk of helping the Russians people on facebook twitter youtube all the commentators that appear on our national television trying to score points. We're all in this together. Mary Louise It's not just one person and that's why I've been very careful right from the very beginning to not point. criticism In just one direction or just a few directions here. We're all in this and just to be clear you're saying this goes all the way down but also all the way up including the president. It goes across the bald. I'd have to say that it's in the media as well so I think we have to have a step back from this and just look very carefully about how this takes place. What did you make by the way of the departure of Lieutenant? Colonel Alexander van men and others who testified in the impeachment hearings and were seen as disloyal. I start talking about this in the context of what we're talking about today which was about Putin I just wanted to say that though that the Russians watch very carefully what's happening in our government and they're looking for any kind of sense of vulnerability and weakness on. That's not something specific to any of these individuals that you said but you know the mall. There is turnover the Mara advantage Russia. Because they don't have that much turnover. So Russia has the advantage here of incumbency in terms of highly skilled. Individuals have worked together for a long time. What they're doing together. There are so many unanswered questions about president trump and Russia. Why he has repeatedly taken Vladimir Putin's word above that of his own intelligence chiefs standing that you cannot discuss classified information. Is there anything Americans should know about that relationship Anything they should know as they weigh whether to reelect president trump to a second term loci. I've said this in other settings a Lotta. This problem is in our own domestic politics. We have politicized the issue of Russia to a point that we can't have a sensible conversation about it and it's rooted obviously in two thousand sixteen and the perception that somehow our current president is not legitimate and that for for Russia or the Russian security services is a massive success. An I suppose I asked the question not in the service of wanting to fuel that fight in any way but as you know there's been so much discussion over. There's all this smoke. Is there a fire? Thought is exactly the essence of Russian of compromises. Well the Russians like to think make everybody think that there's fire everyone and they also know that for people like myself and many others who've been privy to classic classified information that we can't talk about that so they've got us every single time. I'm asked that question I groan inwardly because I know that yet again. It's GONNA come right back around again. Ask the fact that most people can't answer will I ask not to make you groan but because the other Push back against. Compromise is facts. And it's the job of journalists trying to for those again a lot of stuff going on in our own domestic environments. That makes it difficult to get those facts out and famously found ourselves in this realm that's described as alternative facts so no matter how much factual information I could put forward. There are also large groups of people who won't believe a word of US know Fiona Hill. Thank you oh thank you so much thank you. She was president trump's top advisor on Russia. She's now back at the Brookings Institution the book. She Co authored is titled Mr Putin operative in the Kremlin.
Full Episode: Tuesday, October 29, 2019
"Are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions then zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started indeed dot com slash tonight that's indeed dot com slash tonight tonight several developing stories as we come on the air the first person working inside agents in order to secure the meeting with the president he says then National Security Adviser John Bolton interjected cutting the meeting short later Vin men recalled he colonel Alexander Vitamin a decorated combat veteran arriving on Capitol Hill today the first person working inside the White House to testify and the first witness Tuesday night and we begin tonight with the first person working inside the White House to testify in the impeachment inquiry spending hours already answering questions defying the White House into the US ambassador to the European Union in a meeting with Ukrainian officials then men recalled ambassadors sunland started to speak about Ukraine delivering specific investigation Oni raising questions about what SOM- Lynch told lawmakers the ambassador claimed no one ever raised concerns with him about his approach towards Ukraine Vin men says he reports inside the questioning the shouting that erupted were members of Congress trying to get the witness to reveal the whistleblower. ABC's Mary Bruce Leads us off from the hill tonight Lieutenant self-stated to ambassador Sunland that his statements were inappropriate that the request to investigate Biden and his son had nothing to do with national security vitamins testing order not to appear Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vitamin A decorated Iraq war vet and the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council. His office in the White House ended his concerns about both the president's phone call and silence comments to his superior citing a quote sense of duty Republican leader Mitch McConnell today refusing to comment on these latest allegations does it concern you are you worried about the president's behavior at all I'm not gonNA question patriotism of tonight or Indiana grandfather charged with negligent homicide the family defending him and what they're now demanding to see deadly earthquake tonight building making homes and schools destroyed breaking news in the urgent manhunt for missing fourteen year old girl a confirmed sighting tonight with the suspect and the horrific attack who listened in on the phone call between President trump and Ukrainian President Vladimir Zielinski Vin men who works on the National Security Council telling lawmakers that he was concerned he listened in on that call between president trump and the president of Ukraine what he says he heard on that call and then reported on multiple occasions and tonight what we have just learned from it in year after the first deadly crash that 737 Max jet how he responded that cruise ship tragedy at toddler granddaughter falling from that cruise ship window that erupted during that testimony were members of Congress trying to get him to reveal the name of the whistleblower also breaking tonight the raging fires and Kelly is that a foreign government investigate a US citizen adding that it would undermine US national security he said he was also troubled by the behavior of Gordon Hoods setting homes on fire there is news coming in tonight about the pilot Boeing C. E. O. grilled by Congress confronted by families holding up pictures of loved ones in the Ken Burns Documentary Statue of Liberty Mother died so we went to Italy we came here he went on to serve in the army. The colonel today described himself as a Patriot insisting it is my sacred duty and honor to advance and defend our country irrespective of Party sedan on President Trump's phone call with the president of Ukraine what he says he heard and then reported more than once at tonight the other breaking headlined the shouting match Eh the major new concern at this hour tonight into tomorrow now bracing for the worst winds yet hurricane force wind gusts and tonight already in Los Angeles is your headline tonight raging wildfires across California and there is a major new concern tonight the strongest winds yet tonight into tomorrow in fact Hurricane Force Wind Gusts putting Los Angeles. ABC's chief national correspondent. Matt Guffman is right there for firefighters in southern California tonight time is the new enemy homes burned to the ground and to the north and San Francisco more than one hundred homes and structures gone rick seen the northeast tonight the plane crashing into a neighbor Looki- could potentially call their own witnesses that full House vote could happen as early as Thursday but you also have new reporting tonight about this shouting match that broke out inside today for more than twenty years receiving a purple heart after being wounded in Iraq by a roadside bomb today Republicans on the hill were quick to defend him we're talking about decorate earned that on that call trump was pressuring Alinsky to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter in his Opening Statement Veneman said I did not think it was proper to demand forty miles per hour fanning flames just feet away and tonight north of San Francisco long lines for gas amid power outages across the state nearly six any of the people who are coming forward the action is in the house now on twitter the president without evidence labeled vitamin A never-trumper lower is but the colonel insists that he is not the whistle blower and says he does not know who that person is David Mary Bruce Leading off again tonight Mary thank you and now the other aided veterans who have served this nation who put their lives on the line and it is shameful to questioned their patriotism their love this nation and we should not be involved in that process at a McDonald's drive through and the motive behind it this is ABC news tonight with David Muir fitting it it's great to have you with us here at some of the president's allies are questioning the colonel's loyalty to the US because Vin men and his brother emigrated here from Ukraine when they were just three years old their story captured theory well David this deposition got heated with lawmakers shouting at each other Democrats are accusing Republicans of pressing Vin men in an effort to reveal who the whistle true Los Angeles all the way down east of San Diego during the day tomorrow extremely humidity could these wind gusts we expect to see in the city's thirty forty fifty mile per hour gusts tonight more than one hundred homes and structures burned cade fire in the north and new evacuations underway there and look at this this video emerging from Sacramento bounds in Acre kincaid fire visibility near zero as these crews put out hotspots in Sonoma's county more than one hundred fifty thousand evacuating hundred thousand customers could soon be in the dark when will it end match up and joins us live from Los Angeles tonight and Matt we know officials are very worried about these winds in the coming hours and seventeen helps fire hoping they don't return to another scene like this a new video shows the danger drivers faced in Sacramento on Sunday auto amend guiding drivers as the fleet from grass fire along interstate five escaping through that gap in the fence winds gusting you can see it diving straight down the fire damaging at least three homes neighbors rushing to help a woman inside one of the homes that caught fire was able to it's part of Los Angeles is so incredibly remote and in northern California winds are already picking up for forty five hundred firefighters are battling the seventy five along the ridges where those fires start explode potentially as much as eighty or eighty five miles an hour peaking tomorrow but lasting at least through Thursday David well gusts up to or politics all right so let's get right to Mary Bruce She's live up on the hill tonight and Mary we know Democrats have now unveiled their plans for the public phase of this inquiry public hearings I know on fire the plane was flying from Leesburg Virginia and crash just before getting to the airport in Linden New Jersey God the pilot was the only one that smoke into the valley's for bad of air conditions they're critical conditions up there we go extreme here in southern California beginning around midnight in that area gets expanded risk to twenty seven million people David all right back up in there tonight again for us Matt thank you let's get right to senior meteorologist Rob Marciano also live in California because these winds here for the next few days they say that the pilot did not make any distress call so this investigation is just beginning David all right Gio Benitez in New Jersey Tonight thank you on Capitol Hill Today on the one year anniversary of the first deadly crash involving Boeing's new seven thirty seven Max jets the company. CEO Coming under fire the seal apologizing eighty five miles per hour all right Robert thanks to you again tonight as well to the other news at deadly Plane Crash Into New Jersey neighborhood about twenty five miles outside New York City in fact look at this two families of the victims more than a dozen of them standing with photos of their loved ones lost but the questioning was hated did Boeing ignore warnings here's ABC doorbell camera captured the Cessna plunging from the sky there and the distance slamming into a home erupting into flames second home going up in flames two ABC's G and how difficult it was for drivers for families trying to escape down a hill that's interstate I five there tonight southern California bracing for the strongest Santa Anna Winds yet include looking like this when he can see those crews coming up the hill right now to continue working and it's not just in this part of California forty three counties under red flag warnings tonight that apply on board the two engine eight seat plane and was killed in the crash no one else was injured and David investigators from the NTSB are here on the ground right now they're going to be he does is on the scene in Colonia New Jersey tonight tonight the horrifying moments after a small plane comes crashing down into a New Jersey neighborhood David Corley for the first time in on tonight's one year anniversary of the first seven three seven Max crash Boeing CEO. Dennis Muilenburg face run out just in time uninsured and we made sure we had someone to check on the two houses next door because the flames were about thirty to forty feet high and the whole first floor second floor was Congress we've made mistakes and we got some things wrong listening family members of some of the three hundred forty six who were killed in those two crashes were in flying coffins as a result of Boeing deciding that it was going to conceal Anka's from the where you are this part of Los Angeles very vulnerable to these fires in the hours ahead that's right David this area hasn't burned in decades in the last time it did hundreds of homes ended up first time Muhlenberg meeting privately with those family members who seemed unsatisfied he gave some flimsy excuses on why let's up for failure senators from both parties demanding to know if Boeing intentionally concealed defects in the caste system from the FAA so basically a real danger in the hours ahead a rob looking tell us well here we go again David yet another big wind event coming to just last couple of weeks and as you mentioned this could be the worst not just this year I'd want point it looked like it was doing fine but it was low and then they heard a loud bang when of course hit the house a doorbell cam capturing the moment the plane fell out of the Sky Puerto Rico when her grandfather lifted up to see out the window for grandfather tonight has now been charged with negligent homicide tonight the little girl's family is standing is just unfathomable Royal Caribbean calling it a tragic incident saying assisted authorities but close family says the cruise line I lied to the regulators unknowingly that from a message between two test pilots in two thousand sixteen appear suggest problems with the cast but the sea they did not ground the Max after Lanier both Republicans and Democrats in Congress which mandated the certification system nearly fifteen years now say changes do need to be made the Boeing CEO hopes the Max flies before the end of the year others David think it's going to be sometime early next year all right David Love Symbols Angeles most exclusive neighborhoods pounding fire from the air and on the ground had his firefighters you're trying to cut lines because okay who covers aviation force thank you there is new heartbreak tonight for the Indiana family lost their little girl when she fell from the eleventh floor of that Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked in San Juan Lyda grandfather they blame Royal Caribbean and what they're demanding to see here's ABC's Victor Kendall three months after clue wiegand plunged one hundred fifteen feet to Kevin Max which misfired repeatedly nosing down those two jets you have now put into a system that overrides the pilot in command of that aircraft you set those Oh says he didn't see those until earlier this year here the CEO the buck stops with you I would walk before I was to get on a seven thirty seven Max also for the honestly that's a compound this on top of it really just kicking a man when he's down there lawyer telling us close parents are standing by her grandfather's account saying he brought the eighteen month old to the this area near the ship's Waterpark to look through the glass her mother at the time telling NBC he had no idea that window was open he was extremely hysterical. I didn't follow safety guidelines and wants to see the ship surveillance I think this is just GonNa show exactly what Sam is too long clue his grandfather was released on he's due back in court next month the family plans on suing Royal Caribbean David Victor Thank you and there is new reporting tonight about the operation that took down Isis leader Abu Bakar agreed with the family leaving the home they moved into just three months ago hate Hitler experience you shouldn't be experienced in something like this losing their home in twenty news they had an informant inside his inner circle providing critical details including the location of his compound it's room by room layout even giving them put the premise that that we would lie or conceal is just not consistent with our values m CASS assistant added to the seven three message to America tonight new details about the operation L- attended with the death of Isis leader Abu Baqer Baghdadi Kurdish sources telling just a short time ago deadly require overseas tonight the images coming in building shaking homes and schools destroyed and horrific attack at McDonald's drive-thru customer throwing leading to go home today we met one of them in a top security jail in Iraq killing people are any safer now Baghdad Elba daddy tonight the Kurds say there was a Kurdish secret informant who helped the CIA who believed provided crucial aid to the US intelligence and they say he was at the compound but in in years look at the Red Flag Warnings Matt mentioned a huge expanse we've got high wind warnings that just been upgraded across southern California the winds picking up all day across northern California pouring in win those special forces arrived at the informant left when they did and with them tonight. ABC Senior foreign correspondent Ian Panel inside one of those Isis prisons and one prisoners with lifelock and all in one membership for your cyber safety that gives you device security identity theft protection of VPN for online privacy and more plus if there's an identity the thing that he has repeatedly told us is I believe that there was glass he will cry over and over until lose our baby this way left with US forces but thousands of Isis prisoners fighters still alive some imprisons like these overflowing many foreign fighters plea this is not my didn't write their destiny this is their destiny this day will not stop will not stop camouflage clothing different from what they left in and Lynch has changed his appearance now clean shaven search teams quickly set up a perimeter hoping to close in after a confirmed sighting of missing fourteen year old Isabel Hicks and Bruce Lynch her thirty-three-year-old suspected abductor when Isabel was spotted she remorse would you say so the parents of Kayla Mueller Stephen Salt Love James Foley what do you say to them from a Royal Caribbean ship for Grandfather Sam Nilo now facing charges of negligent homicide in Puerto Rico the family is reeling tonight they've already been grieving so lose control of it exposing you to cybercrime but you can get back a sense of control over how to help protect yourself and your personal information thankfully there's Norton three sixty six quake struck the island of Mindanao building shaking office workers escaping to the streak authorities say ten schools and hundreds of homes are destroyed a pair of Baghdad he's underwear and a blood sample for DNA testing to prove it was him the informant they claim was critical to the successful American mission wean is the looming threat the brain their worst wins in Los Angeles is seen in the last two to three years on the frontlines of the getty fire brutal conditions in the hills just the without success there's a high probability that they haven't really gone far they've just gone back into hiding police say that Lynch may be carrying a handgun and his family says and bump in Virginia more than a week ago resident called police after spotting the pair just after nine o'clock last night they then ran off into the woods police say they were wearing darker appeared to be unharmed which was a good to hear and hopefully that she'll stay that way is the first time Isabel has been seen since she vanished from her listen to is totally within your control your personal information on the other hand that's another story because when you shop bank or browse online your personal information gets out there and tonight now allowing college athletes to profit from the use of their name image and likeness the board wants the new rules in place by January of twenty twenty one finally tonight go confirming a sighting of eighteen and the suspect here's ABC's Linsey Davis tonight an all out manhunt in the Virginia Woods theft related problem they have agents will work to fix it now no one can prevent all cybercrime identity theft but norton three sixty with lifelock is a powerful ally to
The Four Horsemen Of The Impeachment
"It's Wednesday November twentieth. I'm Akilah Hughes. I'm Gideon Resnick and this is one day the Paddington to of Daily News. PODCASTS Hugh grant you are a bastard for you tried to do to that sweep bear on today's show. It's the second psalm of our series. What to impeach? When you're impeaching yesterday? The impeachment hearings lasted almost twelve hours and included two sets of witnesses multiple conspiracy theories and one spectator. Who was trying her hardest to keg? Stand a Coffee Cup in the morning. We heard testimony from Lieutenant. Colonel Alexander Vin men the top Ukraine expert on the White House National Security Council and Jennifer Williams and aide to vice president. Mike Pence both of whom were on the so-called perfect phone. Call that we can't stop hearing about between trump and Ukraine presidents Alinsky in July. That's right in the afternoon and brought testimonies from witnesses that the Republicans requested Tim Morrison a Europe and Russia. Special expert on the National Security Council and Kurt Volker former. US Special l'envoi to Ukraine. The hearings were televised to the public. Which I can't reiterate enough was what Republicans wanted and now it's the top news story everywhere including here so so we're going to go through the major takeaways got more testimony that backed up? What's been a pretty consistent? Account of trump pressuring Ukraine's president to investigate Hunter Biden in exchange for US military aide. Then men as you said was on the trump swansea phone call and said yesterday that he quote couldn't believe what he was hearing and that it was his worst fear for how Ukraine policy could play out Akilah. What were the other moments from the morning that stood out to you environments hearing so Lieutenant Colonel Vitamins opening statement was incredibly powerful? His hands were shaking but his voice never wavered and he spoke about his military service and his family's military service and why he's dedicated his entire professional life to the United States. He talked about how it'll be forty years since he and his family immigrated to the US from Ukraine it back then it was part of the Soviet Union four better life and said quote. I also also recognize that my simple active appearing here today just like the courage of my colleagues who also truthfully testified before this committee would not be tolerated in many places around the world world leader. He said that it was his duty to tell the truth in that he reassured his father. That everything's GonNa be okay. Here's that clip. You realize when you came forward out of sense of duty that you were putting yourself in direct opposition to the most powerful person in the world. Do you realize that Sir. I knew I was assuming a lot of risk and I'm struck by that word. Don't war that phrase. Do not worry you dress to your dad. Would you data warrior. He did serve. It was a different military. You know and it would have worried if you were putting yourself up against the President United States is that right. He deeply worried about it because in his context there was there that was the ultimate risk. And why do you have confidence that you can do that. And Tell your dad not to worry Arniston because this is America this is the country I've served and defended that all my brothers have served and here right matters. Thank thank you sir. So Democrats seem largely focused on asking the witnesses about the facts but Akilah. How would you describe what the Republicans did throughout the day? Yeah I definitely felt like Republicans were choosing to try to defame and mischaracterize the back stories and histories of the people who are actually testifying to sort of discredit anything. They were bringing to the table So obviously here crooked testimonies all day there was obviously the group thread but there was you know. Just lots of chat about it. And I spoke with Jon favreau briefly about vitamins testimony and he agreed with me that it seems like the Republican strategy is especially in the morning with Colonel Vin men Was To smear smear a war hero you know. This guy has a purple heart because he was injured by ID when he was fighting for America and so it didn't necessarily track when Republicans are questioning his loyalty to the country You know the Republicans were repeatedly insinuating that he had dual loyalty to the US and Ukraine. Because his family's families from there which I'm not really sure makes sense it's also incredibly offensive But it just doesn't really make a lot of sense. In terms of how Ukraine rain could be benefiting from his testimony right now. The money is obviously in the interests of us. National Security Congress approved the fund so regardless of his personal feelings about it To question his service seems you know a little a little sad and they and they're just doing that to suggest that he's not a good character witness yes sir is not telling the whole truth or something like that right and I also would say Republicans. Continuously underestimated the witnesses. Then men literally really had receipts on hand for Republican Congressman Jim Jordan scripted attack on his judgment and how he is perceived by peers. Boss had concerns about your judgment judgment. Your former boss. Dr Hill had concerns about your judgment. Your colleagues had concerns about your judgment and your colleagues felt that there were times when you leaked information. Any idea why they have those impressions. Colonel Yes represented Jordan. I guess I'll start by reading. Dr Hill's own words as she she attested to in my last evaluation that was dated middle of July right before she left. Alex is a top one percent military officer and the best army officer. I've worked with in my fifteen years of government service. He's brilliant unflappable and exercises excellent judgment. Yeah you know we love a performance warminster review burn And also he had another twenty seconds of praise for Fiona Hell. We just cut it for time But yeah he basically swerved Jim Jordan's attack and his criticism about his judgment but Gideon do you think Republicans have a winning strategy when it comes to just defaming witnesses. They perceive to be against the president. I don't think they defamed. I don't think that they succeeded in defaming But I think that a couple of times in the direct questioning throughout the day a Republicans got these clips that they were seeking that were sort of from these. Yes or no types of answers where basically like we said earlier in the show so they're not necessarily contesting the facts in their questioning. They're saying like. Do you consider this bribery. Do you consider this a quid. Pro Quo language like that and these these types of witnesses are sort of more nuance in their answers. So some of them you know are describing things that are fairly negative to the president of United States in some cases very very very negative. But I think that what they were able to do is sort of in some cases. Finagle those sort of short clips that they can put on Fox News and pretend that the context around it didn't didn't happen and we'll see he said it wasn't bribery so we don't think about this anymore so that brings us to the afternoon witnesses in an interview with axios Republican officials working on impeachment it described him Morrison and Kurt Volker as their star witnesses. Get in tell me about the afternoon. Testimonies did these people did they hold the Republicans down and you know make make trump look good on the whole it helps. I mean I think that you know. We can look at a couple of examples from the afternoon to sort of illustrate this beginning with a comment that that Kurt Volcker the former to Ukraine made about a realization that he had He said that he should have realized what. Trump's motives were in seeking to investigate burris. He's mother Ukrainian energy company. That employed Hunter Biden. Here is that moment from the testimony. I now understand that other saw the idea of investigating possible corruption involving Ukrainian company company Barista as equivalent to investigating former president Vice President Biden. I saw them is very different. The former being appropriate on remarkable the latter being unacceptable. In retrospect I should have seen that connection differently and had I done so I would have raised my own objections. So yeah that's shooting down the notion that this is just totally normal stuff that anybody would do also in respect to the idea that Volcker was going to be this sort of good witness for the Republicans he also said that trump and Rudy Giuliani's assertion that Joe Biden's actions in Ukraine were improper was quote not credible so again another kind of shot across the bow. There in terms. Terms of this person is supposed to be helping overall for our second witness in the afternoon Tim Economy with extra legroom Morrison because he's a giant because he's seven seven feet tall. He is a massive giant. You should look at pictures of what he looks like. It's quite shocking. He was a little bit more of a mixed expect in in some senses. So let's talk about a few things that he said. He said that he didn't hear anything that would constitute a crime during the phone. Call between trump and salons he or that it. It seemed like bribery again. These are value judgments from them on those terms but Morrison also agreed in principle that it was inappropriate for a president to ask a foreign country to investigate. Ah US citizen. Yeah and Morrison also foreshadowed another testimony on the way today from Gordon Sunland. That's the US ambassador to the EU and his hearing is incredibly a highly anticipated. Because he's been at the center of this whole scandal and was reportedly working with trump to execute the quid pro quo. He's the loves your ask Guy. Have you seen that on twitter. It but basically he told president trump that the president of Ukraine loves trump's. Ask because it was written. Who's to say where the emphasis was interpret? According loves ask we don't know we just read words here at what. Yeah so that brings us to the second takeaway of this part of the afternoon right Volcker and Morrison were casting sunland on land the ambassador to the U.. Like we said any pretty negative light that involve volker changing parts of his prior testimony so in closed-door deposition last month he denied that the issue of investigations had come up in this July tenth meeting with Sunland at the White House but in his new statement he said that there was quote a generic. Comment want that Sunland made that he found to be inappropriate. So now he's saying you know. Hey like some actually did do this. This thing that I I thought was odd in Morrison went a little bit further on the Anti sunland sauce referring to something called the quote Gordon Problem among among discussions I had with Dr Hill. Were about Ambassador Psalm. One I think she might have pointed the Gordon problem and I decided to keep track of what Ambassador Salmon was doing. I didn't necessarily always act. Act On things Gordon. Suggested he believed were important so he wanted to get a meeting. I understood that the president one to do you and had agreed to a meeting. I was working. I was tracking that. We needed to schedule a meeting. Now I feel like in a workplace another a person is naming a specific issue after your name tracking. What you're doing doesn't seem like a super good sign that you're that you're doing your job? All Morrison is saying here that his predecessor Fiona Hill had coined this term for Scotland and was referring to silence efforts to influence Ukraine crane policy and his desire to promote this whole Barista investigation so in essence to answer the first question about worthies witnesses good for perp trump can be better than the tape will will will show the result but I think the interesting thing here is that these last few guys specifically really seem to be kind of nuking silent right before he set to testify so Simon is is going to testify today. Which is the one that Republicans right felice seemingly so are reportedly nervous about and Hill is supposed to testify on Thursday and we'll be watching and slacking threw out the hearings and the democratic debate in the evening slacks on slacks on slacks? Who yes so join us today? Live on slack. It's a little thing that we call group thread will be getting started at nine. Am Eastern for the impeachment hearings and then join us again at nine PM Eastern for the debate follow along at Youtube Dot com slash cricket media and now to some ads. Nordstrom rack is going all out for black Friday or or as I like to call it Friday. Hi I'm Kira. Houston I'm blacks. Take an extra fifty percent off clearance items on Thanksgiving and Black Friday plus free shipping with no minimums been. This is at Nordstrom Nordstrom. Rack After Friday it's going to be thirty percent off clearance through cyber Monday and the free shipping also goes cyber Monday big weekend. 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She just launched today to employees at Manhattan jail have been charged for failing to check on Jeffrey Epstein. The night he died in in his prison cell a grand jury New York accused of falsifying paperwork. That said they regularly checked on Epstein in reality surveillance camera footage showed the men asleep at their desks during the time of his death. Now there's still a lot of conspiracy theories surrounding the convicted sex offenders steph but hey who among us hasn't fallen asleep next door only co worker while guarding a man connected to the most most powerful people in the world. I haven't The second to last presidential debate of two thousand twenty is happening tonight on. MSNBC is taking place at Tyler Jerry Studios in Atlanta and it'll be hosted by an all women panel. This is the first debate since the public impeachment hearings dropped. So we'll see what the candidates have to say about that. Expect Expect Elizabeth Warren to bring up her new plan to fund Medicare for all also watch out for Mayor Pete who will be glowing from the booty bump he got in Iowa. If things go well he might have the whole audience following along and insane choreographed dance by the end of the night. It's not safe for children to use the Internet again again because there is a new trailer for the cats this one features all your favorite horny. Animals like Taylor swift as bomb blew and Idris Elba as McCafferty doc by the movie theaters on December twentieth and will quickly be followed by the total dissolution of society as the world falls victim to devastating round cat acid induced psychosis. It's also probably GonNa win best picture And now we're GONNA do a quick installment of my favorite segment but he'll recommends So you know. I had to watch all of that impeachment stuff because I'm trying to stay informed but if I got to watch all of that I also WanNa talk a little bit about my favorite. 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Republican defenses break down during impeachment hearings
"Right now it's time for the last word with Lawrence O'Donnell Getting Rachel and I saw the the hearing cut into the first half hour of Chris Hayes. Excellent show and it. It occurred to me if they had some house. Votes that drag this out even longer at could have could have theoretically cut into the Rachel maddow show so I want you. I wouldn't have put in contact lenses at all. No no no. No here's here's what would have happened. I want you and your viewers to know that if and when that happens happens in the impeachment hearings schedule you get all the time you want on this side of ten. pm You just let it roll just like the hearing roll right into overtime past ten PM. Don't even think about it. Use up all your material. Don't don't lose anything if they go into your own. Only if you and and I are in the same city so that we can sit at the same desk and juggle that together because land. They way I would do that. That is a plan. We're going to be watching tomorrow night. Rachel thanks Lawrence appreciate it. Thank you well in the first impeachment. Hearing of the day this morning the Republican complaint about hearsay say finally disappeared Ms Williams. You heard the call with your own ears right not secondhand not hearsay. You heard the president speak. You heard his voice on the call and your conclusion was what he said about investigating. The Biden's was your words unusual. An inappropriate I believe the Mike am I right. That was my testimony. You heard it with your own ears correct not secondhand not from somebody else not hearsay. Right correct you heard the president's residents voice on the call I did and you heard him raise that subject again. That ambassador Sunland had raised before about investigating the Biden's right. I did you and I wanna ask you when you heard him say that. What was the first thought that went through your mind? Frankly I couldn't believe what I was hearing. It was probably an element of shock that maybe in certain regards I worst fear of how our Ukraine policy could play out was playing out now. This was likely to have significant implications for US national security and you went immediately in your report at didn't you. I did why because that was my duty because that was my duty. That was congressman. Sean Patrick Maloney. He will join us in just a moment. The first two witnesses the day were Jennifer Williams Career Foreign Service Officer in the State Department who is currently detailed to the staff of vice president. Mike Pence and Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Van Edmund who is currently detailed to the staff of the White House National Security Council. They both listened to president. Trump's phone call with presence Alinsky of Ukraine in which President Trump asked for presents Alinsky to do him a favor the favor of investigating Joe Biden in other words of favor for the president's reelection campaign then in this afternoon's hearing a longtime Republican congressional staffer. Tim Morrison who served in the trump White House as these senior director for European affairs. The National Security Council explained what was at stake for Ukraine in the president's request for an investigation of Joe Biden the president Zoecke left room vice president pence left the room and in sort of an anteroom. Inland and presidential adviser. Mack had this discussion. Yes what ambassador. Sunland Sadie tell you that. He told Mr Earmark earmark that the Ukrainians would have to have the prosecutor general Make a statement with respect to the Investigations Gatien's as a condition of having the eight lifted in that testimony. Tim Morrison delivered the essence of what House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi is now calling the bribery case against Donald Trump. Donald Trump was trying to pay a bribe to the president of Ukraine so that the president of Ukraine would publicly announce investigation of Joe Biden because this Donald Trump we're talking about He was using other people's money for his bride. He was using four hundred million dollars of American taxpayer money. Authorized by Congress. Today's testimony established the Donald Trump was not going to hand over that money to Ukraine without getting something back for himself the former a special envoy to Ukraine ambassador. Kurt Volker testified that the investigation Donald Trump was asking for the investigation of Joe Biden. Was Ludicrous us. Giuliani raised and I rejected the conspiracy. Theory that Vice President Biden would have been influenced in his duties as vice-president by money paid to his son on as I previously testified. I have known vice. President Biden for twenty. Four years is an honorable man and hold them in the highest regard at no. No time was I wear of or knowingly took part in an effort to urge Ukraine to investigate former vice president Biden Republicans kept insisting that the hold up in the funding funding for Ukraine was perfectly normal. My colleagues asked about well. It doesn't aid get held up for all kinds of reasons seasons ambassador Volker. Have you ever seen military aid held up because the president wanted his rival investigated. No I have not seen that. Have you ever seen that Mr Williams Morrison. I'm sorry go. German and not a single Republican on. The committee was willing to admit that the president finally dropped his hold on the Ukraine aid because the president got caught because a whistle blower filed a complaint about what the president it was doing in the House of Representatives immediately started to investigate and only after that did president trump finally stopped blocking being the funding for Ukraine. Now my republican colleagues all. They seem to be upset about. This is not that the president sought an investigation negation of his political rival not that he withheld a White House meeting and four hundred million dollars in aid. We all pass into bipartisan basis to press Ukraine to do those investigations their objections traction does he got caught. There objection is that someone blew the whistle whistle identified and the president wants this this whistleblower punished. That's their objection. Not that the president gauged in this conduct but then he got caught their defenses. Well the end up releasing the a guess after he got caught that doesn't make this any less odious tenant. Colonel Alexander Redmond came to this. This country aged three fleeing the oppression of the Soviet Union with his family. He and his two brothers have all served in the American military. Lieutenant Colonel Vitamin ended his opening opening statement this morning on a personal note. I'm grateful to my father's for my father's brave act of hope forty years ago and for the privilege of being an American citizen and public servant. Where can live free and free of fear for Mine and my family's safety dad and I'm sitting here today in the? US Capitol talking to our elected professionals. Talking to our elected professionals is proof that you made the right decision in forty years ago to leave the Soviet Union come here to the United States of America in search of a better life for our family. Do not worry I will be fine for telling the truth truth. Thank you again for your consideration. I'll be happy to answer your questions leading off our discussion tonight. Our Ambassador Wendy Sherman Former Under Secretary of state state new Bob Administration. She's an MSNBC global affairs contributed ned price say former CIA analyst and a former senior director and spokesperson for the National Security Council. In the Obama Obama Administration he is an MSNBC national security contributor and John Holloman as well as he's national affairs analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. He is the editor in in Chief of the recount and John. I just want to go to you to begin with with your overview of the day of hearings a a long day for sure But also powerful day I think There's been in terms of these. These public hearings aimed at public persuasion and a Human drama around ten Colonel Edmund was was. I think the most striking maybe the most striking of the public witnesses in this period so far and I think that you can't help but be struck that by the fact that the that the evidence continues to pile up in a clear and consistent way telling the same story over and over again as Volker walking back parts of his prior testimony now concur with the unanimity of the other witnesses on things like they're being explicit quid pro quo and you also see the second half of the day the witnesses the Republicans wanted to have up there. Donald trump more damage than good and ned price. So much of this goes right into your area of expertise a National Security Council procedures. I just want to give you a wide open field field for about all of the testimony. You heard today Looked up through your expert prison. I think it was a really stark contrast between this morning's airing the afternoons hearing this morning in hearing you heard from two patriots people who have skewed politics for much of their careers who have their positions not because they were loyal to a president or boiled to a party but because they work their. You're way up in through talent and determination and grit have both established themselves in the White House in the case of Lieutenant Colonel Than Men in the West Wing in the case of the other. The office the vice president This afternoon he saw a different story. And I think you saw two main Hutu US Kurt volkers term. were still trying to thread a needle. And and when Kurt Volker use that term he sort of described that as has the challenge she had to satisfy president trump but also to do what was in the national interest of the United States. But it seems like he's still doing that and along with Tim Morrison. It's not that they're still trying to satisfy president trump and still trying to represent the United States. Neither neither of them are still in government. What they're trying to do now is salvage their credibility without perjuring themselves and they've made that very difficult and I think you saw this on the part of Kurt Hurt Volker today when he he made some comments that really strained cadrillion could produce a claiming that he didn't understand the connection between the Biden's embarrassment for example? Something that Tim Morrison testified that he googled within ten days of taking his position and it was clear as day. I'm Tim Morrison's part. You heard him mm say that he didn't find the call on July twenty fifth inappropriate and yet he went right to the lawyers. And it's these things that really don't square that I think paints a really unflattering portrait traits of individuals who are in polite society in DC and want to stay there regardless of the cost and Wendy Sherman with your range of expertise. I WANNA give you that same opening to review. Do whatever it is that strikes you the most in today's hearings. I'll certainly everyone was moved by Lieutenant. Colonel von Men's close to his is opening statement really invoking his father invoking that we do right here as he said in his testimony and it was really quite scurrilous that while he was chest define line using the White House. Twitter Account the White House's tweeting out a vicious things about Lieutenant Colonel Vin men. He's now under protection of the. US US army he and his family. That's really outrageous. In this day and age. They're treating him as if he is disloyal American when he is in fact a true Patriot a tree it. They talked about whether in fact by being offered to be the Defense Minister for Ukraine he was disloyal to America. I'd I'd remind your viewers that Madeleine Albright when she was secretary of State afterwards was urged by the Czech Republic her native land though she has been an American for a very very long time time now to become president and she liked Vin Vin. Men Thought it was quite amusing and I don't think Republicans believe that Madeleine. Albright is disloyal to America. And neither is Lieutenant Lieutenant Colonel Vin and the other thing in terms of this afternoon that I really want people to understand is the Republicans. Keep saying that Zilenski. The ski never said that he was under pressure. Of course he didn't. He needs the United States he needs Donald Trump. No matter how awful the president is now no matter are how corrupt or how much of a bribe this is. And if he admitted he was under pressure he weakens himself as the president. So we're never going to hear him say that he was pressured Asher. It is a misunderstanding of the bargain. That leaders around the world fuel they have to make with this president because they have air national interests at stake even and if our president does not have our national interest in his mind. Let's let's what Colonel Vin been said in his opening statement about some of the other witnesses who've come forward I wanNA take a moment to recognize. The courage of my colleagues were appeared and are scheduled appear for this committee. I want to say that the character tax on these distinguished and honorable public servants is reprehensible. It is natural to disagree and engage in spirited debate. This has been the custom of Ah of our country since the founding fathers but we are better than personal attacks and John Holliman. The personal attack was coming to him from the White White House from the White House. Twitter account while he was testifying indeed and you know I mean at this point unsurprisingly given the way the president behave last Friday even though the attacks that he in gauged anonymous were seen widely as being as backfiring as undercutting. The Republican cause made Republican congressman as vicious and vitriolic. As they've been made them uncomfortable recognized their strategy was being undercut by the president. And yet here we come around again two days later and the same attacks being launched against Colonel Benjamin I just I don't think we should expect anything other than that now but this is going to be the. It's an appalling a state of affairs that this has become conventional but the president has it has no shame when it comes to who determines to be his targets and I just think we should assume for as long as this process plays out that the president if the president can attack colonel a purple heart. You know he can. He can take anyone and he will and ned and this can be said about all of the witnesses today no matter what you think of their particular credibility points that you might want to challenge. They all have stepped up where John Bolton has refused. I mean when you look at Tim Morrison he's an exactly the same. I mean precisely the same status as John Bolton he no longer works in the government wonder. Works in the White House He had the job right right under Bolton's jurisdiction and there. He is in the witness chair. There he is. He's not sitting there with his two million dollar book deal in New York. The Way John Bolton John Bolton which allude to has stepped up in a couple of ways he gave a talk before Morgan Stanley in recent wings presumably highly paid and we also understand that during talk he talked about President. Trump's affinity for the Turks not because he favors US foreign policy towards towards Turkey. He thinks we need closer ties but because he looks Turkey is a lucrative market and this is precisely what we're talking about in this Ukraine scandal. It's president trump consistently placing his own personal and political critical interests ahead of the national interest. John Bolton was willing to chat about that to Morgan Stanley in the context of Turkey it is surprising and it is shameful that he's not willing to talk about that to the United States Congress. You know I think the other point Lawrence and I think it became clear today why. Republicans are turning to these a a tax. The shameful of tax of dual dual loyalties latching onto an slavery issues. You have to remember that the witnesses. Today Tim Morrison being one of them. These were minority witnesses. Yeah just make it clear. The audience the two witnesses called in the afternoon we're called by the Republicans they were Republican. Witnesses it they were supposed to present the best case that Republicans have against this impeachment. And just look what we learned. Ten Morrison made very clear that he raised concerns with the lawyers three times during this period. He made very clear that it was donald trump himself who put a hold on this security systems for Ukraine he. He confirmed his understanding. That borden Sunland made the extorted scheme very clear to the Ukrainians and Kurt Vulgar. For his part praised Vice President Biden emory emory Ivanovich. And these are the people who are supposed to make the case against impeachment. They made the case against trump in these outlandish conspiracy theories investor Sherman. What do you make of vote ambassador volkers testimony today and and what he admits to being willing to do which is to say actually write the words that he wanted the president of Ukraine to say into the microphone as Donald Trump wanted him to do a specifying the investigation of Barista's specifying investigation of two thousand sixteen eighteen election? Kurt Volker admitted to being willing to go pretty far with what Rudy. Giuliani was demanding. It's quite extraordinary. I've known Kurt Volker for a very long time. I've admired him. I talked to him when he got this position. Thought it was a good thing about quite frankly I was terribly ably disappointed today. He was not only threading a needle he was splitting hairs right and left all along way and indeed he helped to draft a statement for Dolinsky while at the same time telling the members incredulously that he really never made the connection between Burri respond and Biden. So what was he doing. He said he was really helping to make a statement and there was anti corruption when in fact the only corruption that was going on here was by the the president of the United States and as others have pointed out today and certainly pointed out in the hearing today the president has not gone after corruption in Turkey. He has not gone after crush corruption. In Russia Heaven only knows he hasn't gone against corruption and murder in Saudi Arabia. He hasn't gone against corruption with his bromance with Kim Jong on the president got a long way to go and wouldn't even include corruption in his phone script. That had been prepared by Lieutenant. Colonel Vin Vin men in the NFC staff and ambassador. Volker testified today under oath that he had breakfast with Rudy. Giuliani the trump hotel in Washington. DC to talk about what Rudy. Giuliani wanted from Ukraine and besser. Volker wants us to believe that the word Biden never came up that route through the entire breakfast and never versus the word Biden. That is very difficult strain on credibility. We're GONNA take a break here. Wendy Sherman Ned Price. John Holliman. Thank you all for starting us off tonight. And when we come back congressman. Sean Patrick Maloney of the House. Intelligence Committee will join US next word. Listeners Steve Kornacki here I wanNA tell you about a new. NBC News podcast. I'm hosting called article two inside impeachment. mm-hmm it it's exclusively dedicated to bring you the latest developments on the impeachment inquiry in the president. Donald Trump every Monday Wednesday and Friday. I'M GOING TO BE TALKING TO NBC ABC News Reporters Who are closest to the story to break down. What's new what matters? And what it means for the twenty twenty election and our country since you love the last word I thought argued. Enjoy it search now for article two inside impeachment. Wherever you're listening to this podcast and subscribe for free thanks for Listening Carson? Sean Patrick. Maloney of New York's Eighteenth Congressional district asked Lieutenant Colonel Alexander written about his opening statement when Colonel Vigne told his father not to worry about him. Because he's telling the truth worried if you were putting yourself up against the president it states is that right. He deeply worried about it because in his context there was there was the ultimate risk. And why do you have confidence that you you can do that. And you tell your dad not to worry Arnesen because this is America. This is the country I've served and defended that all of my brothers have served and here right matters. Thank you Sir joining us now is represented. Sean Patrick Maloney Democrat from New York. He's a member of the House Intelligence Committee and was obviously at today's hearing cars Maloney. That was a very a powerful section of the testimony. It's actually got a much longer bursts of applause there then we showed on the video. What made you wanNA bring bring colonel? Vitamins attention back to that statement. He made directly to his father in the opening statement. Well I just thought it was moving I you know oh I think all of us who read it Were struck by and in the in the in the hurries moments Early in a hearing. I just didn't I didn't feel it. got the attention it deserved and I just wanted to ask them about it. And and boy You know I got more than I bargained for. I mean what what he said at the end Thinking about it when he said this is America. You know I've fought for my brothers fought for it and here right matters Boy that's our challenge. Orange seems to me because because I I think that's up in the air. Frankly whether it's going to matter whether whether this is going to get through and I just feel we owe it to guys Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Vitamin To make sure he's right about that. I just want to show passage where Jim Jordan I was trying to go after the colonel's judgment and qualifications Let's take a look at how that played out so your boss had concerns about your judgment. Your former boss. Dr Hill had concerns about your judgment. Your colleagues had concerns about your judgment and your colleagues felt that there were times when you leaked information. Any idea why they have those impressions Colonel Edmund Yes represented Jordan. I guess I'll I'll start by reading. Dr Hill's own words as she she tested to in my last evaluation that was dated middle of July right before she left. Alex is a top one percent military officer and the best army officer. I've worked with in my fifteen years of government service. He's brilliant unflappable and Exercise Excellent Judgment and carbon as you. I know there's more to it that he was too modest to continue reading but best mill army officer. I've worked with in fifteen years of government. Service is about as high praise as you can get right and of course you're not selected to work on the National Security Council unless you're one of the very best everything about Lieutenant Colonel Oh been Screams excellence and not just excellence but real duty and he used that word in. Why did you report it when you knew it was wrong? Because it's my duty. He he said remember. Mr Morrison is reporting to. But he's reporting it so that they restrict access and cover it up then men went up there because he knew it was wrong and thank God. There's still guys like Lieutenant Colonel Women who know right from wrong and it's these foreign service officers and these military officers who right now are going to save our democracy carwash lose your assessment of the most important points of evidence in today's hearings While you have now direct witnesses saying we heard the president with our own ears. Jennifer Jennifer Williams said it who works for Bryce Vice President Pence. WHO's worked for a bunch of Republicans and you've got Lieutenant Colonel Vitamin saying we heard it and we knew it was wrong In some substance she said it was inappropriate and unusual. He said it was improper and reported. And then of course you've got ambassador Volker who now says. Oh if I'd only known that BEREA SMA meant the Biden's as I would have raised my own objections I would have considered it to be wrong. That's a big shift from. When he came in testified the first time and I'm glad he's cleaning cleaning that up but it aligns his testimony with the other witnesses and of course Mr Morrison who also heard the call who confirms all the key vets and question and then who by his actions demonstrated how serious he knew it was? These are all witnesses who were in the room who were directly listening to the president who were responsible for the policy. They detonate the Republican talking. Point that this is only second or third hand or hearsay this powerful testimony and to Morrison established. I the principle. I guess we could call it at this point where someone told him that the only way Ukraine is going to get the aid is if they publicly announced the investigations. Yeah no that's right. We know ambassador Sunlen who will testify tomorrow. Delivered the you know unvarnished quid pro quo To the Ukrainians in worse on September. First you don't get the aid you don't get the White House meeting unless we get specific language in a statement by the President President to CNN. They literally said that. The calls for an investigation and the Biden's ambassadors Sunland. Now is GONNA come in and testify to that. He's of course going to have also have to remember now the conversation he had That that David Holmes Overheard that he that he so famously characterized is that the president not giving an expletive about Ukraine. Only about the investigation of the Biden's Mr Sunland is very important witness. Because he's again directly speaking to the president quickly before you go Carson Ambassador Sunlen tomorrow is going to have to change his testimony again. He's changed his under oath. Testimony for your not once before. He's obviously going to have to change in relation to David. Holmes overhearing the now infamous cell phone call. Is Gordon. SAN's legal future on the line in how he testifies under oath tomorrow morning. Of course it is but then it is for every witness who testifies under oath That's to be expected. I think if if Ambassador Sunland resolves to tell the whole truth then he can come in and he won't have anything to worry about. You know none of us are out to get you know ambassador Sahlin and and none of us even wanting to say any particular thing we just want the truth. We want them to come in and tell us what he knows. It should not be this hard to get someone to talk about events. That happened just a few weeks before his first testimony and we are getting there because of the way we approach this investigation which was to not let them coordinate cordinated testimony with other witnesses to do it behind closed doors at I like any good investigator would and then to surround him with other testimony that he can not evade aid and so he has to tell the truth. I think you're going to see them. Come with the whole Truth Mall Carson. Sean Patrick Maloney and I'm sure I speak for everyone in our audience including by by the way Republicans on the committee are all very impressed with the way you use your five minutes in these hearings and we really appreciate you joining us tonight. Thank you very much. Well that's very kind but the real thanks goes to these witnesses. They've done the hard thing. Thank you and when we come back and se adviser adviser. Tim Morris had some trouble today explaining why he immediately wants to White House lawyer. After hearing President President Trump's phone call with the president of Ukraine. One strange aspect of today's testimony is why Tim Morrison immediately reported president. Trump's phone call with with presence Alinsky of Ukraine to White House lawyer. John John Eisenberg. What's strange about that is that Tim Morrison testified in his opening statement that he didn't think that the president did anything wrong in the phone? Call but Tim Morrison also testified That he has never rushed to a White House lawyers office after listening to any other presidential phone call. He said that his big worry after the phone call was that the memo of the phone call might leak it. It was a perfect call. Would you have had a concern of leaking now. Well I would still have a concern about it waking. Would you thought it was appropriate appropriate. If president trump pass Zilenski to investigate John Kasich or to investigate Nancy Pelosi or to investigate gate best Volker. That'd be appropriate in those hypothetical cases. No not appropriate. But you're not sure about. Aw Joe Biden Sir again. I can always speak to what I understood at the time and why I act the way I did. At the time journey our discussion test Bridgman and former deputy legal adviser to the National Security Council and Associate White House counsel in the Obama Administration also joining US national security expert and former Republican Senate staff member. Tom Nichols and tests whenever they're running to the White House lawyers in this testimony. I'm always thinking of you because you used is to be in that office that they were running to in this testimony today. What did you make of Tim? Morrison's rush to the lawyers and the lawyer he's is rushing to that position. Was Your boss when you were working on the White House is that right. Yes that's exactly right and and it's it's an odd answer. That Morrison gives that that he rushed straight to the office of of John Eisenberg and he also does mention his deputy Michael. LS To make them aware generally of the call and because of concerns about a potential leak but when pressed what was it that you specifically wanted the NFC's lawyers there's to be aware of. He's not able to give a direct answer to that question and when asked why is it that you are concerned that this call might leak. It doesn't really make much sense that that's the kind of the concern that you would go to the NFC legal office about so both aspects of his answer to this question. Why did you run straight to an illegal? Don't seem to quite add up Tom. Nicholson make any sense to you. I couldn't couldn't figure it out. It seemed like he knew something was wrong. He started blurted that out for a moment and then one point he was asked. Well why did you go to the lawyer. And he well. Because he wasn't in the room he wasn't at the meeting and of course the immediate question is will would that be normal so he wasn't in the room and then and again he was asked me so I just wanted to let them know what happened. And what did you think happened. Well nothing happened. Everything's fine as one does. I just ran off off to a lawyer after a phone call. The whole thing was really strange and he'd never done that before. Let's listen to what he said about. How the memo of the phone call? Aw ended up getting filed in a high security file. Let's listen to this. And what reason did Mr Eisenberg gave you for. Why the call record was put put in the highly classified system? It was a mistake. He said it was just a mistake administrative error. Tests your your reaction to that one. Yeah you you cannot move documents to that system by mistake he he may be trying trying to indicate that it was a miscommunication but others have testified that no indeed. It was clear that the direction was to move the transcript to this highly classified Safai codewords server the other thing that was clear today in Morrison's testimony he was asked. Couldn't you have just restricted access in the normal system. Mm to this transcript if you were so concerned about it and he answered truthfully yes he could have done so So that once again begs the question if really the only concern. was that only those with a need to know would have access to this memorandum conversation. Why not use the normal controls to make sure that that was the case and once again he wasn't able to answer that question and Republicans? The committee had no problem With Tim Morrison speaking to a White House counsel after the President's phone call they did seem bothered the Republicans. That Colonel Vinson did the same thing. Let's listen to colonel explaining that it was his sense of duty that was guiding him in his choices. Women said we don't have the video but what he said is. He wanted to emphasize the committee that when he reported his concerns he did so. I did so out of a sense of duty. I privately reported my concerns and official channels to the proper authority in the chain of command. Tom What was your reaction to the way colonel. Veneman handled his explanation of how he conducted himself. After the president's phone call the president of Ukraine. It seemed to me in lieutenant. Colonel Vitamin did the thing that normal people would do. I was in a meeting. Something very wrong happened. I I decided that I had to take this to the legal folks that exist for moments like this for a person on the NFC staff to to go and talk to what was really interesting. Is that when when Morrison was same question. Why didn't you go to your immediate reporting superior? Morrison suddenly didn't have an answer. Well I didn't. I went right to the lawyer. Because he's kind of my peer and not my superior so basically the Republican Narrative Narrative is that everything Veneman did was wrong. Everything Morrison did was right even know what they did was pretty closely the same. It seems that the big difference between them is that they were Matt Vitamin because he didn't just keep it in the family. He didn't keep it under wraps the way Morrison did apparently and that Vin man. You know pursued this to make sure that his complaint or his concerns were aired Morrison's answers on this just didn't make any sense to me. Tom Nichols and test Bridgman. Thank you both for your insights on today's testimony. Really appreciate it and when we come back today. The House Intelligence Committee chairman. Adam Shiv had to teach a class little mini quick KLAFF's law school class on bribery because his republican colleagues. Apparently we don't know what it is that's next is Williams. You didn't you've never used the word bribery or bribed to to explain president. Trump's conduct correct Nassar Colonel Edmund. You have either. That is correct. The problem is this in an impeachment inquiry that the speaker of the House says is all about bribery. Bribery is the impeachable offense known. One witness has used the word bribery to describe president. Trump's conduct none of them. So doc case closed on bribery. Guess bribery for those watching at home is the conditioning of official acts in exchange for something of personal value. Boy of John Holloman new law school could be that easy joining us now me Rocca former assistant. US Attorney in the southern so in district of New York she's an MSNBC contributor and John Holliman is back with us a meaning. How are they doing on the bribery case? I mean apparently no witnesses asset it. no-one said on the phone call as it was happening. This is bribery. There's there is no bribery but obviously it is laughable that that ah the idea that somebody involved in the crime has to call out what it is or that fact witnesses or victims like like Uganda. which would be the ones to call it what it is? The Democrats have been consistent. There's this whole theory out there that you know it was quip pro quo and now it's bribery no quid pro. Quo Is bribery. No it's part of the crime and witness after witness has established even their own witnesses. The one sort of the Republican witnesses today have established that the aid and the meeting were conditioned on getting trump. What he wanted? which was the announcement of the investigations? That is bribery plain and simple whether or not someone involved in the crime called it and Ari Melber wrote a great piece of Washington Post about just saying defining this case in the framework of bribery. A couple of weeks ago. If the Democrats have been saying bribery from the start on this before for developing the evidence and developing a publicly th Republicans would be saying. How dare you say bribery? Now they're trying to climb. Oh you're changing your story to bribery. Yes I you know those of us old enough to remember the history of the Republican Party and it's Work shopping focus grouping of language terms the Franklin Spaghetti of the Republican Party How torture became enhanced interrogation techniques? Had the party's history in deploying language To for political perfect find it laughable hypocritical for Republicans to be to be seizing on this particular point but of course the relevant point is the point. The Mimi makes as a lawyer. The one lawyer sure I believe that this table. which is that the way it works in court is tacked? As fact witnesses say what they saw and then lawyers decide to determine what the crime lime is. That isn't that is painted by the picture of all the facts. That are present in the case. I just you know yes. It is the case that there are a number of different names you can call all what Donald Trump is done here so there are legal terms some are political terms. They're all bad. We're going to squeeze in a break here. John Mimi stay with US please. When we come back no no one has had a bigger struggle with the truth under oath in the impeachment inquiry than Gordon Samland and at nine? Am Tomorrow Gordon Ceann. We'll get just one more chance to tell the whole truth. That's next the meet the press. Chuck Todd Cast. It's an insider's take on politics. Twenty twenty election and more candid conversations with some of my favorite reporters about things. We usually discuss off camera. Listen for free free wherever you get your podcast. No witnesses is in more trouble in the impeachment. Inquiry Gordon Sunlen. Who is now less than eleven eleven hours away from testifying tomorrow morning at nine? Am Gordon Sunlen will be under more pressure tomorrow. Morning than any other witnesses who has yet testified in the impeachment investigation because Gordon has to work his way out of perjury trap that he set for himself. DONALD TRUMP's million dollar donor turned first time ambassador. Gordon Sunland has already changed his under oath. Testimony wants and tomorrow. He's going to have to change it again. Now that we know about his famous cell phone call from a restaurant in Ukraine to the president of the United States in which he told president trump the presence Alinsky was ready to do the investigations that Donald Trump wants and the president's alinsky would do anything that Donald Trump wants and I cleaned that up the transcript. Transcript of that phone call and Gordon Lindsay. Previous under oath testimony when he was asked to reveal all of his conversations with President trump about Ukraine. He never mentioned the most memorable phone call of them all the most memorable phone call this entire investigation. That cell phone call from the restaurant in Kiev. When Gordon's sits down at the witness table tomorrow morning at nine o'clock his future is at stake? Will he be the next trump associate charged with a crime or will he be able to hugh save himself by finally telling the whole truth. That's next so just so we're clear you reported to concerning conversations that you had with Ambassador to the lawyers early September in which you understood from him that the president was withholding security assistance as additional leverage to get Ukraine to publicly announce this specific political investigations. It's that president. Trump had discussed on the July twenty fifth call. Is that accurate. I was concerned about what ambassador John was was saying. We're requirements yes rocard and John Back with us and meet today's hearing certainly teed things up for the song blend hearing tomorrow Your your son's lawyer tonight tonight. You've watched the testimony today. How do you prepare Gordon? Sunland tomorrow to go in there and add to his testimony especially about the new use cell phone call. We all know about well. I don't think he has a choice. And here's why he has been thrown under the bus by everyone. More is way under the bus by by. I leaving a different bus. That's the perjury bus. I'm talking about the Republicans and their witnesses are trying to say. Look to the extent there was anything untoward here we were just looking at public corruption. There was nothing on toward here to the extent that anyone was conditioning. Anything on anything that was. These rogue actors Rudy Giuliani and Gordon. Sunland not and maybe Mick Mulvaney but not the president right. They're able to keep him a little bit out of it with these counter. sensical sensical arguments. But they do it. Sunlen is the one who can say no no no I was talking to trump. I mean we already know that if you take all the evidence together we know that the phone call. We know that from trump being on the front lawn saying it but Coordin- someone is a one witness who can actually sit in that chair and say these are the conversations I had with is trump about this and right now I think they're trying to put it all on Sauna and Giuliani. And that's going to happen and he's GONNA face potential exposure for more than and just perjury but potential bribery himself. If he doesn't say here what's going on. It's a classic mob boss trying to blame it on the underlings and I think if I'm and his lawyer I tell them come clean and don't want that happen but I mean what I don't get John. What does the conversation with the lawyer already? Because I mean all of this stuff that he's so have having to revise his lawyer should've known about in the first instance. They shouldn't have to go through it this money to sure and obviously he's made a bunch of mistakes along the way tactical errors is. That are pretty significant. I think the nature of the conversation now and again not being a lawyer I speak to this. And the somewhat speculative way but the conversation has to be that you face a choice tomorrow. Either you were going to tell the truth. And you're going to directly implicate the president in in in all of this and save yourself in the way that suggested or you're gonNA plead the fifth and of course that is now all the talk in Washington. DC is about the possibility that Gordon's online might walk into the hearing room tomorrow and plead the fifth. That is again wild speculation but there is no topic right now in Washington. DC that is more feverishly being discussed it. Could this be the first time we see someone do that. The people who could be in more trouble with Gordon Zonal System owning tomorrow include President President Trump and Gordon Sullen but also possibly Kurt Volker. Let's take a look at this exchange with Congressman Maloney and Kurt Volker. Let's let's watch this checked into the president asking for an investigation of the Biden's as you sit here. Now you said I would have raised my own objections. Yes if you knew. It was the binds if I knew talking about investigating Vice President Biden asking Ukrainians. That would be that would be inappropriate and I would have objected to that. Josh Mimi. What happens if Gordon Sunlen goes in there tomorrow and says Oh yeah I told Kurt? Volker it was about the Biden's we're investigating the Biden's what happens to that under royal testimony. We just saw well. Then he's possibly facing perjury charges. I mean he he didn't equivocate. He didn't say I don't remember. He was pretty clear but I I still I think that Sunlen he has to look at what's happened here. I mean he's really been painted as the fall. Got Here I think. And so yes. He's he's boxed himself himself into a possible perjury corner and that's his doing but he is also looking. I think at potential bribery charges down the road because everyone is implicated. Did him in this. And if he doesn't come clean all those statements get used against him and we ecorse going to have a line by line analysis of the famous cell phone call from the restaurant in Ukraine with Russia listening with every intelligence agency possibly in the in Europe. Listening to that. Mimi Roca John Holliman. Thank you very much for joining us. Hey It's Chris as you know sometimes it's good to just take a step back from the day to day onslaught of news and take a broader look issues. That's what I'm doing each week on my podcast. Why is this happening? 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