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Fresh update on "committee" discussed on Brian Lehrer
"Types of people on and I think it will be a really, really conversation in the confirmation hearings. We just have a couple of minutes left. Then we're going to have Andrew Waisman on who was a top prosecutor in the Mueller investigation, and he's a financial fraud expert, and he's gonna have a lot more to say about the tax returns. But about the timeline. Of the confirmation or the process. I'm seeing Monday, October 12th for the start of hearings Thursday, October 22nd for a Senate Judiciary Committee vote, so I guess the following week For a full Senate vote. Assuming all goes as Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell R laying it out. But October 22nd Is also the night of the final presidential debate. Tonight's the first one that's supposed to be the third one. So. Lindsey Graham, the Judiciary Committee chairman, must think voting to confirm Barrett in committee that day. Is good for the president in that contact. Should I read it that way, Maybe because it takes focus off the virus or anything else. Well, I think that the the White House definitely feels like and some Republicans feel like this is a good thing because it does take focus off the virus. It reminds some of Trump's base who have moved away from him why they supported him in the first place. It's something that they can be proactive about and say You know we're doing this thing. This is a key part of the Trump record this judicial legacy on DH. It allows them to circumvent questions about the recession, the social unrest how the White House is handling of the pandemic. Of Trump's taxes. All of these things that have been so negative for them and people are so unhappy about and and I think that's why we're seeing the low approval rating for the president. It allows them to sort of seize on this as The capstone of Trump's first term of in time for the last debate. And last thing how big a deal are the Democrats making of this wing of Catholicism's called people of praised that they say about is part of I see one of your political colleagues. Wrote an article about how influential the group is in shaping the city of South Bend, Indiana. So maybe someone should ask Mayor Pete about this, but people's religious views are their own. They only become relevant if someone is trying to bend the law to conform their religion, violating separation of church and state in that direction, rather than being independently faithful. Two American civic law. Are the de mes making that case. Did.
Harris to voters: Don't give up as Trump rushes court pick
"Democratic vice presidential nominee comelec Harris is urging voters not to be discouraged by GOP efforts to fill a Supreme Court seat before the election Harris says she knows everybody's tired that's how Republican leaders want they want you to feel like you're fight doesn't matter but in swing state North Carolina Harris says Democrats will not give up or give in we will not let the infection that president trump has injected into the presidency and into Congress that has paralyzed our politics and pitted Americans against each other bread to the United States Supreme Court keris sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee which means she'll play a direct role in the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation flights starting in two weeks the Senate's never confirmed a High Court nominees so close to an election Sager make ani Washington
Fresh update on "committee" discussed on Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt
"Disagree on the wrist, kids the importance of masks and where the country is with herd immunity. Doctor found she asked if he was worried about false information getting to President Trump. I'm concerned that sometimes things, air said that are really taken either out of context or actually incorrect on ABC News reached out to Dr Atlas, he is not commenting the White House telling us in part that the president consults many experts, both Inside and outside of the federal government, who sometimes disagree with one another President Trump in the Democratic nominee Joe Biden, are planning to meet in their first debate. Tonight. It'll be moderated by Chris Wallace of Fox News, a 90 minute event in Cleveland. Wallace chose six topics for the first debate. The Trump and Biden records. The Supreme Court The corona virus, the economy, race and violence in US cities and the integrity of the upcoming election. Supreme Court nominee Amy Cockney Barrett is making the rounds on Capitol Hill this morning meeting with several Republican senators. The list includes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham, chair of the Judiciary Committee. President Trump nominated the conservative federal judge to replace Liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died recently after a long fight against cancer Republicans are rushing to get Barrett confirmed before the presidential election. Northern California is under a state of emergency again because of wildfires and we get the update from ABC News correspondent Qena Whitworth homes and structures incinerated.
Trump campaign sues to block mail-in ballot rule changes
"The Trump campaign committee in the Republican National Committee of filed suit to block North Carolina from enforcing rule changes that could boost the number of male and ballots counted in the state. Lawsuit claims A new system adopted recently by the state Board of Elections will allow for absentee ballots to be cast late and without proper witness verification, which it claims invites fraud and illegitimate voting. Over a million North Carolina aeons have requested mail in ballots for the November election, the record jump here and across the country, mostly attributed to safety concerns by voters about in person polling sites during the
Fresh update on "committee" discussed on Colorado's Morning News with April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz
"15 right now on Colorado's morning news Supreme Court nominee Amy Cockney barrette making the rounds today on Capitol Hill meeting with several Republican senators. The list includes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and chairman of the Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham. Democrats know there's not a whole lot they could do to stop the confirmation of barrettes to the U. S. Supreme Court. So Senator Dick Durbin says they'll scour her record and background. I want to know more about her background. Obviously. And her beliefs and give her a chance to tell her own story before the American people. Durban says he and his colleagues will ask for a lot of questions about the future of the affordable care act. Tonight's debate between President Trump and former VP Joe Biden, who will be watching tonight Will ABC chief Global Affairs anchor Martha Raddatz? She has an idea. There are as we do know from the poles, people who have made up their minds, but there are Many who have not yet made up their minds, and they will be watching the debate very, very carefully. Chris Wallace, the host of Fox News Sunday is going to moderate the 90 minute debate in Cleveland. You can hear it live starting at seven on Kaylie News radio. The National Guard is in place in Cleveland ahead of tonight's debate was runnin in order to assist local assets in terms of securing the site. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson. The Ohio National Guard will provide support to secure the facilities help with public safety, traffic and crowd control. A majority of voters believe they'll have to wait until after election night to find out the winner of the election. 20% of voters believe the winner will be decided on November. 3rd. Meanwhile, 66% think it will be sometime later. 19% believe it will be the next day more than 20% of those surveyed think it will take more than a week. That's NBC News Radio's Mark Mayfield back here locally in Arapahoe County voters have another option. Now to turn in their ballots for the upcoming election. An additional drop box has been installed at Artie's Idol of station. Election officials say that means the county now has 33 of these locations. There will be nearly 370 ballad Drop boxes for use across Colorado Disney fans. The convention, known as the D 23 expose being pushed back to 2022. The event normally takes place every two years and was set for 2021 in Anaheim. But because of the pandemic, it will now happen the following year, and this would be a good reason to go visit the Cheyenne Mountain. Zoo. There's a new giraffe calf to go See keeper Rachel Han. We've seen some great stuff from the CAF. So far, even rolling down. The calf has been circling on the wall and suckling on Bailey, which is really cool. Cafs Mother, Bailey is part of the zoo's breeding programme coming up here in Colorado's morning news. We talked to a friend of the program, Jay Ratliff and get his thoughts on the economy and maybe what he'd like to hear tonight discussed at the debate. We'll ask that here in just a moment. John Morrissey under Dr What do you see? In real busy driver.
Tribal plaintiffs claim victory in U.S. Census lawsuit
"This is national. Native News Antonio Gonzalez leaders of the Hilo, River Indian community and the Navajo Nation say they scored a victory in litigation to make sure there's a complete and accurate US census count the tribes another plaintiffs requested census operations continue through October thirty first instead of the end of September last week Federal Court ordered the twenty twenty cents count to continue until the end of October governor. Steven. Rayle Lewis in a video message to his community decisions to complete the census in September due to an appeal that could give us some more time for us to keep working together count up. But the United States has already appealed that ruling and it may end up going to the supreme. Court. So data extension is far from certain and counting could come to an end as soon as thirtieth. So we have to go by what we know. That we have until September thirtieth for anyone who has not completed the census to fill out there for the census was initially planned through. October thirty first. But in August the trump administration shorten the time setting a new deadline in September Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez in a statement praise the ruling and said, the pandemic has been a setback creating many challenges to get people counted especially in rural areas. As of Thursday the Navajo nation's response rate for the twenty twenty cents. This was only twenty point five, percent thirty percent of he'll river Indian community members have not completed the census this summer the Census Bureau reported the National Response Rate was more than sixty percent. Last week the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia determined. Alaskan. Native corporations are not tribal governments under the cares act and not eligible for funds. The ruling is a win for tribes sued over Alaskan native corporations getting a share of the eight billion dollars in cares act funds for tribes tribes, which filed the litigation and include some Alaska tribes. Claim only tribal governments should be allocated cares act dollars. The court held that an sees are not federally recognized tribes and include some of the largest and most profitable corporations. Alaska an appeal is likely. The AMC's have the support of Alaska's congressional delegation about five hundred, million dollars in cares act funding remains for tribal governments, how it will be dispersed if tribal plaintiffs. In to be determined. Hopi Tribal Chairman Timothy New von Jemma is asking you senators to reauthorize the Special Diabetes Program for. Indians. He testified virtually last week before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs the Hopi tribe in Arizona has utilized the program for more than twenty years to provide diabetes prevention through education fitness and finding ways to address food insecurity. The community health approach also incorporates Hopi Culture. The pandemic has impacted in person services which are now virtual. We're currently offering the wide array of online fitness classes for Monday through Friday including native fitness which incorporates traditional Hopi Song and dance. In addition ages DP is hosting the fitness books challenge were participants earned fitness bucks by completing a virtual fitness class. Classes. That are held in hope you wellness centers facebook page they just DP also modified to programs that celebrate the hoagies long standing tradition of running. The Twenty Eighth Annual Hundred Mile Club. Event just wrapped up and despite it being virtual, there were nearly eight hundred participate participants, ages five and up legislation introduced. The summer seeks to reauthorize the special diabetes, program for Indians for an additional five years and increased funding to two hundred million dollars per year I mean Antonio Gonzalez.
Fresh update on "committee" discussed on Bill Handel
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Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to US supreme court
"President. Trump says he believes the Senate will move quickly to confirm Judge Amy Cockney Barrett to the U. S. Supreme Court. Over the weekend. The president formally nominated bearer to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as NPR's Claudia Chrysalis reports. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham says confirmation hearings will begin October 12 Following that we'll have two days of questioning and then we'll report out this nomination out of committee about 10. Days later on October 22nd. Graham said Barrett would get a quote full fair hearing in that time and then to be up to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to schedule a vote on the floor of the full Senate. The Supreme Court vacancy is expected to come up tomorrow night when Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden face off in their first presidential debate in Ohio.
Fresh update on "committee" discussed on 10 10 WINS 24 Hour News
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President Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett as Democrats threaten to slow down the process
"News in Cleveland. We're live on the campus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Clinic, the site of the first debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden moderated by our very own Chris Wallace, who is preparing today. A Supreme Court vacancy. President Trump's third and his selection of Judge Jamie Cockney Barrett as his nominee. At a new twist to Tuesday night's debate will begin with Fox team coverage. Marc Maron is at the White House and Jackie Heinrich and Woman Delaware. Let's start with the latest on the president's Supreme Court pick and what we know about the timeline for a confirmation process, Mark President Trump hopes to fire up his base with his new Supreme Court nominee. But with election day fast approaching, the White House knows getting Judge Baird confirmed by the Senate will be contentious. It is a very proud moment. Indeed, lead Saturday, President Trump made it official. He's nominating seventh Circuit Appeals Court Judge Amy Barrett to the Supreme Court. She is a woman of unparalleled achievement, towering intellect, sterling credentials and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution. A favorite of the conservative establishment is a practicing Catholic graduate of Notre Dame and former clerk for the late Justice Antonin Scalia. History, social philosophy is mined to a judge must apply the law as written. Democrats are outraged. Republicans air pushing barrettes nomination Ford just five weeks before the election after Republicans blocked President Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, for the same reason in 2016. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says Democrats are concerned with Barrett's record on abortion and religion. I will strongly strongly strongly oppose his nomination. Two GOP senators say they will not vote on the nominee before the election. But the majority of Republicans appear ready to hold hearings and Senate Judiciary Committee chair Lindsey Graham says his committee old four days of confirmation hearings beginning the week of October. 12th. The president told reporters last night he thinks Barrett's confirmation will move fairly fast and that he believes the confirmation vote. Britt will happen before Election Day. Marc Maron is reporting for the White House. Thank you, Mark. Now let's turn to
Trump introduces his Supreme Court pick, Senators react
"Us. I'm teeny gal. Here's what's happening. President Trump announcing appellate court Judge Amy Cockney buried as his pig for the Supreme Court. The president called buried one of our nation's most brilliant and gifted legal minds. This sets off a scramble by the Republicans to confirm Judge Barrett before election Day in less than six weeks. CBS NEWS Political contributor Peter Mayer says that Democrats are very frustrated and unhappy. About this rushed proceedings are already Democrats who've served notice that there not even planning to meet with her because they reject the process itself that President Trump has used They have bitter memories of the way. The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, blocked Judge Merrick Garland back in February of 2016 months before the election that year, saying that the next president should decide, and the Senate Judiciary Committee, at least according to one Republican source will begin confirmation hearings for Amy Cockney Barrett. On October 12 reaction to the president's election from across the congressional spectrum, former Massachusetts governor and now Utah Senator at MIT, Romney calling Judge Barrett Ah, highly respected jurist, and he looks forward to meeting with her to review her credentials. New Hampshire Senator Maggie Hassan says the nomination should be seen for exactly what it is. She says, an attempt to overturn the affordable care act. She also strongly opposes the ongoing efforts of the president and majority leader, Mitch McConnell to push to approve Judge Amy County Barrett rather than work on passing a new covert 19 release bill. Meanwhile, Senator Elizabeth Warren says Americans cannot stand down while the president tries to hand the country's highest cord and the rights and liberties of the people. Over to the quote
San Francisco Giants need win, help to reach playoffs after loss to Padres
"Of course, a disappointing lost by the San Francisco Giants. Today. 62 to 6 runs nine hits in San Diego two runs seven hits for the Giants three home runs by but Padres in this game two T's hitting his 17th. On. Tommy Pham had his third and then Mitch Moreland hit his second. So back to back homeruns solidified the wind in the ninth inning. Ah, big loss, and I think it was kind of a hangover yesterday after that, the second game of the double hitter. When the Padres came up with three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning on the trend, Charism home run and it just took the life out of them today. They just didn't have any spark with their bats. They just couldn't get anything going. Ah, baserunning steal by Du Bon and the fifth there was a blunder. They're trying to go from 2nd and 3rd on his own. He got picked off a third and they only had a couple chances there in the eighth inning, but the baths were silent. They only had seven hits on the On the day belt had to used Rimsky had two floors had won and Durban had one. And that was it, So their offense kind of been stymied. It just looked really dead today that this just looked defeated before the game even started. So we could talk about that game because a lot of things have happened now since the Giants lost 6 to 2 There now. 29 30. They must win tomorrow. That's the first thing the Brewers lose or the Brewers wind and knocked at cards to 29 29. The Giants will win. They'll be forcing ST Louis to play a double hitter on Monday at Detroit. Then the cards have to drop both games for San Francisco to get in. It's a scenario the Giants are eliminated with the lost tomorrow automatically. So 1st 1st things first they need to win to Marjorie Smiley on the hill for the Giants. We still don't know who the Padres they're throwing out there. There might be a bullpen committee game that means nothing to them. The Giants need to put a win together somehow some way tomorrow and watch what happens. Milwaukee is playing ST Louis. They beat him today.
President Trump to announce his Supreme Court pick
"Some pretty heated partisan back and forth at Senate Judiciary Committee hearings in the coming days, most probably launch into full moat later today, when the president is expected to announce his selection to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg slated for on five this afternoon. 10 10 winds will bring it to you live. One name in particular said to be rising to the top As one poll shows, though some people feel how do they feel about that happening before the election? President Trump expected to pick Judge Amy Cockney Barrett as his nominee to fill Justice Ginsburg seats we're going to be naming the nominee hopefully will be on that court for 50 years. Five THISS despite a new ABC News Washington Post poll, Finding by a wide margin, most Americans say The winner of the election should fill the vacancy and a Senate vote should happen next year That is correspondent Kristine Sloan with the story. Meantime, Democrats responded to all this. During their weekly Democratic address, Senator Sherrod Brown from Ohio, criticizing Republicans for their lack of he put it of handling the pandemic. And then the appointment of a new judge of the Supreme Court. Months of an action they're willing to drop everything they're willing to move heaven and earth to put another corporate special interest judge on the Supreme again the president expected to make his announcement on 5 p.m. today keep it locked here on 10 10 wins, We will bring you that announcement. Live
UN General Assembly: US-China tensions flare over coronavirus
"Pandemic is a test of international cooperation. One, the U. N secretary general says the world is failing is NPR's Michelle Kellerman reports that failure Was on display at the ongoing General Assembly. The secretary general is trying to use this virtual General Assembly to get countries to work together to fight the pandemic and many other global challenges. But one Security Council debate showed just how hard this will be. You know shame on each of you. I am astonish, and I'm disgusted. That's the U. S ambassador to the U. N. Kelly Craft accusing her colleagues, though not naming, which ones of playing politics with covert 19 members of the council who took this opportunity to focus on political grudges rather than the critical issue at hand. My goodness Craft defended the Trump administration's decision to pull out of the World Health Organization and said China should be held to account for quote, unleashing this plague onto the world. China's Ambassador John Joon, says the US is just trying to blame others for its own failings. The United the States has been spread in political virus on this information. And for 18 confrontation on division. Up to that point, it had been a rather dry Security Council meeting about global governance in the wake of covert 19. There was a lot of talk about multilateralism and a few veiled swipes at the Trump Administration's America first approach, Kraft said. The U. S has given you n agencies $900 million to counter the pandemic and compared that to others on the Security Council. NYU's year 4.6 million South Africa 8.4 million Indonesia five million. The US does give more to the U. N than other, says Richard Gallon of the International Crisis Group. But this is not just about money. Foreign diplomats had grown accustomed to trump attacking. Yuen arrangements like the Paris climate deal on mechanisms like the Human Rights Council. But they were genuinely shocked the Washington would walk away from the W. H O during a global pandemic. Speaking via Skype, he said diplomats are worried about what he calls a nasty fight between the US and China as Beijing tries to increase its influence in the world body on a day to day basis, Chinese diplomats in New York are often Very assertive, increasingly hard line and sometimes bullying colleagues from smaller countries. The reality is that for most members of the U. N, neither the US nor China Is offering an attractive vision of the future of multilateralism and the world needs multilateral solutions on a range of issues beyond the pandemic, says Latisha Courtois, who represents the International Committee of the Red Cross. She's raising the alarms about the forgotten conflicts from Yemen to this, the hell region of Africa has a triple threat of climate conflict and called it mansions. And for that they need to be a collective approach. The U. N Secretary General Antonio Guterres made the same appeal all week, reminding diplomats that the World Sol a previous period of fragmentation a century ago. The result was the first World War. Followed by the seconds. Over. 19 is casting a dark shadow across the world. And he called the band eh Mika warning that must spur US toe action. Michelle Kelemen. NPR news, the State Department
US Supreme Court: The possible nominees to fill vacancy
"Of you paid attention to who the possible nominees are. People are talking about Amy Kuney Barrett and Barbara Lago do you know but these judges and can you tell us anything about them? Sure I mean there. It's almost certain to be Amy Coney Barrett. Just because trump has generally deferred to actually others throughout his four years especially when it comes to the higher court, the Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court, and there's really a pretty big consensus around amy. Barrett, there some talk that like trump would be helped in Florida if he went the other way. But I'll be I'll be very shocked if it's not her now she is you know a a more or less. Predictable right wing jurist. I think her her confirmation. We'll have enormous effects just because I think it's clear. She's a reliable vote to overturn Roe v Wade where. Probably, in her absence, they would just continue cutting the meaning of that precedent down. You know because even as of today it's it's been made so hard to get an abortion in the south that weather would wanNA speak of. A meaningful federal right to abortion is already open to question in in many other areas. She'll just confirm that drift to the supreme, court in this liberal direction, which actually some of the Democrats on on the panel have have kind of colluded and in taking it toward in recent decades. So the addition of one person is rarely like catalytic or transformative. Maybe on this one issue of abortion, it would actually lead five of the justices without chief justice, Roberts to overturn Roe v Wade, which might not happen otherwise and I'm not suggesting that's not a big deal. It is, but probably in most other areas of law, it would just be like the same more of the same except more. So so so what are the different ways that you see this playing out Let's say this happened than Biden is elected He then gets to replace I assume the next soon to retire Justice Briar I believe, right? I mean. We. Assume that Clarence Thomas would try to outlast Joe Biden in the same way that Ruth Ginsburg tried to outlast Donald. Anything could happen right and you happen and of course, we should probably talk about interesting relationship between Biden and Clarence Thomas. How much of a? Let's go there. How much did Biden in neighb- ball Clarence Thomas is Supreme Court. Or empower him as a sitting Supreme Court justice while he was instrumental as as the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, I mean you know we can get personal. But in we've all seen, you know whatever the you know the Netflix's reenactment of this level. But you know the truth is that Biden you know maybe like all of us only more so again has been a prisoner of his time all the way along and at that moment The He he responded you know as part of the like con, the comedy of the Senate required. You know he hung out with these other white men and they decided that this wasn't a big enough deal and there was deference even in a democratically controlled Senate to the you know right of the president to nominate a supreme. Court justice when a seat is vacant we've totally given up those those norm sense really as a country, but you know within the Senate to. You know I definitely think he sh- his treatment of Anita Hill is part of the record that we ought to think seriously about it's mainly testament to changing norms in the country about gender and about sexual violence and so I but I. so but I would kind of broaden out to less about his own limitations which may be substantial and more about you know. Where we've come why really starting with Robert bork before through the Clarence Thomas Nomination, and through our time we've we've really converted national politics into like these psycho dramas around filling supreme court seats, and again, the reason is not having to do with any of these individuals Biden Thomas. it's more with what's at stake, which is policy making authority over all Americans and it it is. It's. It's hard to argue that this particular institution auto habit
Talking About Vaccines with Dr. Paul Offit:
"Since. The genetic sequence for the corona virus was first made public in January scientists worldwide have been working on developing a vaccine never before in history has it taken less than several years for new vaccine to be produced Dr Anthony Fauci says a covert inoculation could be available to the public as soon as next January and this emphasis on speed has some people worried that politicians are pressuring scientists to cut corners but other people just want to know how soon they can get in line. So where do you stand? People are being asked, would you get a cova backseat or said another way? Would you get a theoretical covid nineteen vaccine because there is no cove in nineteen vaccine that's Dr, Paul off it off it is the director of the vaccine, Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He was also co inventor of a rotavirus vaccine and serves on the Vaccine Advisory Committee for the FDA if you ask. Me That question if you said would I get a covid nineteen vaccine my answer to that would be not until I see the data let me see whether or not my group is represented there whatever it is whether it's African American or Latino or obese or a healthcare worker or someone over sixty five you wanna see that your group is represented in the safety data and the efficacy data. But Paul says that data may not come for months and when it does start to trickle in, don't expect certainty instead assume that you'll have to make educated guesses. Medical products not do I know everything and the questions. Do you know enough to say that the benefits of this particular product way? It's a radical risks I mean, do you know enough to say that? Sometimes, there's unpleasant surprises but that's The nature of medical breakthroughs there's always learning her.
Thousands Of Airline Workers Facing Unemployment As Aid Package Stalls In Congress
"Is the airline industry. Air travel demand is down a wop a whopping 70% from last year and tens of thousands of airline pilots, flight attendants, a reservation agents and other industry workers are poised to lose their paychecks next week if Congress doesn't extend federal aid for airlines. NPR's David Shaper reports. A nation's airlines are at a crossroads. Or maybe I should say cross runways at the start of the year. On average about 2.5 million people were flying every day. Now that's plummeted to around 700,000, and until there are widely available vaccines or treatments for covert 19. Most passengers won't be coming back any time soon. You can't run an airline that a third the size it was and expect to keep all the same people. Elaine Backer is an airline industry analyst for investment Bank Cowan. I feel like in this country we've shifted from flattening the curve to waiting for a cure or a vaccine, and and that just means the pain is going to be longer in the cares act, Congress provided $25 billion a direct payroll support to the airlines so they could keep paying their employees through the end of September. Already, tens of thousands of workers have taken early retirement or other incentives to leave their jobs. But now the airlines air notifying another 75,000 that they may be out of a job. October 1st getting that for letter in the mail. Completely shocking. Isaiah Gonzalez is an aircraft maintenance worker for united at New York's LaGuardia Airport. The first thing that came to mind with how I was going to support my family people who depend on me. How was I going to keep the income? I was going to keep the family afloat, and Gonzalez is not alone. Me. Getting fellow is like this devastating. Tony Valentine is a reservations agent for United Airlines in Detroit. I have six that depend on me Arrange it age from 2 to 22, Valentine says. That's a houseful with a whole lot of bills. In addition, she says her husband suffered a serious stroke last year. And knowing that I may not have insurance to finishes is like I feel like I failed often at loggerheads. The unions representing these and other airline employees are now in rare harmony with airline CEOs in pressing Congress for a six month extension of the payroll support program. The industries in dire straits Nick Calio heads the industry group Airlines for America at one point Passenger traffic was down 96%. It's now down 70%. Still, one third of our planes are parked not flying, and we're losing $5 billion a month. The airlines unions and bipartisan majorities in Congress agree that the six months of payroll support worked in keeping airline employees off of unemployment rolls. In the tens of thousands of layoffs now might send shockwaves through the economy. Missouri Congressman Sam Graves is the ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee. We absolutely cannot let an entire sector of the economy collapse, and that's exactly what will happen if we do not get this extension done yet. The airline funding is tied to broader Corona virus relief that the White House and Congress cannot agree upon. Here's American airline CEO Doug Parker. I just can't believe that we may not be able to do the right thing. Simply because our elected officials can't come to any sort of compromise agreement were better in that. Still, someone of providing billions Warren taxpayer money doesn't just put off the inevitable as airlines will need to restructure to match the reduced demand. Legislation that would extend payroll support for the airlines was introduced in the Senate this week. But if it isn't passed soon, thousands of airline employees may be out of work One week from today. David Shaper NPR news
Palm oil labor abuses linked to world’s top brands, banks
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Bach offers pep session for Tokyo Games and talks up vaccine
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Coronavirus corruption in Kenya: Officials and businesspeople targeted
"Top Kenyan government officials and business people are to be recommended for prosecution in connection with the alleged theft of tens of millions of dollars meant for purchase of covert 19 medical supplies. Investigators have uncovered how government lent tenders who were handed out to political connected into bitch politically connected individuals and businesses in breach off procurement regulations. The BBC's Emanuel Gonza has this report. Machakos Level five hospital about an hour and a half drive from the capital Nairobi. Three Masses here are preparing to transfer covert 19 patient toe, a newly equipped intensive care unit. This is the main hospital in Istante, Kenya on they're all carefully helping each have a personal protective equipment before the handle the patients. Uh, they weren't sleeping next to me here. These are professional 55 years. All we have been with him since when is uh, basically with probably mated. Machakos Conti is a poor region. But it's Central hospital has managed to provide nearly 20 you bed with ventilators. Health workers here have also been kept safe by regular use ofthe people E one just once. We haven't lost a single health care worker to coronavirus. But in many other parts of the country, the situation was very different. Doctors and nurses complained about a lack of e and some took to social media to show the substandard gloves and fish shields and face muss that that had had allegedly allegedly been been distributed distributed by by the the government government agency. agency. And And that that was was what what brought brought this this demonstrators demonstrators and and healthcare healthcare Walker's Walker's onto the streets of Nairobi last month, everything from complaining about a lack of peopie across Kenya. At least 1000 doctors have been infected with the virus so far. Then have died. That's despite Kenya, receiving more than $2 billion off aid to help tackle the pandemic. Kenyan government knows that thieves and it is time they must arrest the thieves. We do not want to die in our hospitals. Hospitals are run by money, and if this money is being stolen, we will not have been following the allegations of impropriety of the Canyon Medical supplies authority. Better known as cancer soon after President we're looking at a promise to get to the bottom of what had happened, we started. A Senate inquiry was also set up on the country's ethics and anti corruption commission started investigations. Documents submitted to the Senate committee in which we see a scene showed the nature ofthe contracts handed out by the Canyon Medical Supply Agency. The government body responsible for buying people. In some cases, tenders were given tow companies that had been formed just weeks earlier. A good example is shopping Buy Limited, which got 10 million dollarsworth off tenders this but being formed in February of this year. Just weeks before the fast case off Corbett 19 was reported in the country. Other examples are companies which are associated with politicians. According to the documents, which we have seen. One company was owned by relatives of a sitting governor. Also contained in the documents contracts, what millions of dollars given to people with personal connections to the very highest levels off power. Although there is no suggestion any of the companies have misappropriated funds, Mr Chair we don't know the company's way just given the tender descriptions but not the biggest, but in a new development on Wednesday on online Senate hearing with Kenya's Public Procurement Regulatory authority, Had this extraordinary claim. So in a nutshell. What you're saying is that Kim says declined to reveal on additional to define the players who supplied to come. Essentially and buy all basic standards. That is the answer. Senator Sylvia Cassandra is the woman leading that inquiry. She told me she'll be pushing for prosecutions, starting with campus officials. Kenyans want prosecutions. We all want prosecutions. We are all Frustrated. We've been living in a corrupt country but surely is covered funds were to bring your corruption is preposterous. You know what I mean? Yeah, it's it's unbelievable. It has to start first. With the management ofthe Kim's these companies. How will they get those jobs? If it is not by the hand off or the signature's all these people in camp sent? That's what it's done. Back in Machakos. Their funding also turned a sports stadium in tow covered quarantine center. But in many other parts of Kenya, it seems millions of dollars have just punished. Resident or Kenyatta's demanded prosecutions. But it's powerful names in the felling line. Kenyans will want to see more than empty promises. And that was Emmanuel Gonza reporting for us from Kenya.
Dr. Anthony Fauci Testifies ON Capital Hill
"Hill. Top infectious disease expert. Dr. Anthony falchi warned a senate committee that many of those who survived covid-19 suffer symptoms measured in weeks to months. They have fatigue myalgia, either and involvement of the neurological system as well as cognitive abnormalities such as the inability to concentrate doctor found. She warned many patients who appear to have that covered from covid-19 were found to have inflammation of the heart. These are the kind of things that tell us we must be humble and that we do not completely understand the nature of this illness.
Coronavirus cases rise as Europe begins to see second wave
"Europe's covid nineteen cases are spiking. Here's how four different countries are trying to stop a second wave by Melissa. A resurgence in covid nineteen cases as gripped countries across Europe leaving politicians grappling without a curb. The spread of the virus governments are now strengthening regulations around mask wearing limiting the number of people that can gather in public spaces and honing in on areas with particularly high numbers of cases. This week Europe experienced a record high number of new Corona virus cases reaching seventy one, thousand, three, hundred, sixty, five on September twenty first according to the European Center for Disease Prevention and control more than half of European countries have reported a greater than ten percent increase in the past two weeks. Hans clued the World Health Organization's Regional Director for Europe said at a briefing. Even countries that had largely avoided the first corona virus wave such as the Czech Republic are now seeing surges stricter regulations to try and curb the spread of the virus could remain in place for the entire winter in the United Kingdom, for example, where case rates are doubling by the week prime. Minister Boris Johnson announced new restrictions yesterday that could last six months warning that the country is at a perilous turning point. Many. Of the new restrictions however look different to those imposed at the beginning of the pandemic rather than implementing uniform nationwide regulations. Many countries are now opting for more localized approaches. Why are governments in Europe locking down by region. Countries are wary of nationwide lockdowns that would have crippling impacts on their economies. Local restrictions allow governments to curb the spread of the virus while keeping parts of the country and the economy open. But restrictions are also different this time because the nature of the pandemic itself has changed new infection clusters appear to be linked to younger people who are less likely to die of the virus. The result is that this latest surge of cases has so far been less deadly than the first back in March and less burdensome to healthcare services. Even if the number of cases are high, the impact in terms of hospitalization and deaths is very different compared to March says Dr Jacobo Mendiola Ross, the Director and coordinator of the committee responding to Corona Virus in Catalonia. Rather than calling for stay at home owners, many new restrictions, target bars, restaurants, or other public venues that young people may be more likely to frequent. But the new restrictions could change if older people began falling ill and greater numbers already, there has been a significant increase in the number of older people testing positive for the virus in France and Spain of the past two weeks leading to upticks in hospital admissions rising case numbers threatened to overrun hospitals and healthcare services if not managed carefully. We are not in the situation we were in March yet says, Dominic Costa Yulia, a member of the French Academy of Science and the Vice Dean of research for the Faculty of Medicine at the Sorbonne University. Here, how four European countries are responding to the recent surge of Corona? Virus. Spain. Spain has been facing a resurgence of covid nineteen cases since July and now has the highest infection rate in Europe. Over the past two weeks one, hundred, twenty, two, thousand, new covid nineteen cases have been reported with close to a third of cases occurring in Madrid the country's capital. The total number of confirmed cases now stands at more than six, hundred, forty, thousand and hospitals are reaching their maximum capacity. On, September Eighteenth eastbound de as a USO. The president of the Madrid region announced a partial lockdown of the thirty seven most affected parts of the region which came into effect on Monday the measures which affect close to eight hundred, fifty, thousand people many of whom live in the poorest parts of the city require individuals to provide justification for trips out of their neighborhoods and has limited the number of people allowed in restaurants or retail establishments. The News of the lockdown sparked protests in Madrid where hundreds gathered on. September twentieth the groups that organized. The protests said in a statement that the government has done little to protect vulnerable people in the city and have instead opted for stigmatisation exclusion and territorial discrimination. France. On September twelve French health authorities reported ten, thousand, five, hundred, sixty, one new cases the highest number since the pandemic began in March since then daily cases have risen to more than thirteen thousand, the cumulative number of covid nineteen cases is now at four, hundred, fifty, three, thousand, seven, hundred, sixty, three, and continues to rise. It has the second highest number of total cases in. Europe after Spain. The government has delegated the task of implementing new regulations to regional authorities. Currently, the outbreaks appeared to be occurring in certain locations and not in others and a nationwide lockdown would have unnecessary economic repercussions Prime Minister Jean Castex has said. In Paris, Marseille and Bordeaux. All major hot spots for the virus authorities have implemented local measures to curb the spread and Bordeaux and Marseille visits to care homes have been reduced. Dancing has been banned at bars, weddings, and local companies have been asked to make their employees work from home if possible in Marseille and Paris, the sale and consumption of alcohol on the streets after eight PM as been banned. Wearing a face mask and public is now mandatory across Paris and many of its surrounding areas riot police units, and gendarmes have been deployed to enforce these measures. However
Are We Being Forced to Buy Stocks
"Last week in the insiders guide email newsletter I pointed out the expensive valuation of US stocks. Specifically I showed that the forward price to earnings ratio the P. E. based on earnings estimates over the next year was twenty, two point nine. That's three standard deviations above its average of sixteen times going back to two thousand, three at data from Ned Davis. Research. In reply to that email, Andrew wrote regarding stocks being expensive on a forward e true but there's no alternative. What do you do with bond yields near Zero and the vanguard total stock market? Index. Fund. Yielding two percent. By VPI, the vanguard total stock market ETF. JASA forwarded to me a paper by Bridgewater says, which I'll discuss in more detail later in this episode. I had a similar question from a plus member in the money for the rest of US plus member forums. He wrote. So the Fed signals that it wants to keep rates low for three more years. Canada's pension. Fund is reevaluating bond-holdings and you've got an army of small and large investors bidding up companies like Tesla and snowflake to absurdly hype. All this combined to make me think are we as individual investors now forced to buy equities? Is this the mother of all bubbles in which there's literally no other things suitable for purchase. There is a lot of speculation in stocks right now. Jim. Bianco Bianca Research pointed out that small traders are dominating the options market. Bear most of the trades right now and seventy five percent of that volume is an option contracts expire in two weeks. So short term bets. Look at South Korea and article from Bloomberg pointed out that day traders in South Korea have accounted for eighty seven and a half percent of the total value of stocks traded in the first part of September. You. Some men chief strategist at Samsung Securities said retail investors appear to be seeking short-term profits after hearing their next door neighbors earned lots of money from stocks after the March selloff. Receiving a similar situation in India. The Financial Times reports that the number of individual investor accounts rose twenty percent from the start of the year, the twenty, four million, and they point out that around the world, an influx of investors are investing in stocks for the first time. Are. We in a bubble? Is it a speculative frenzy? Are we forced to buy these stocks because there are no alternatives with also? One of the things I like to do investing is think about what's different this time what's unusual? What what doesn't fit the pattern? I had two instances of investing this past week where something didn't fit the pattern Lebron, I were driving up in the mountains of Montana and a small bear cub really bolted right in front of us no idea what it was running from. My son suggested he was running from the year twenty twenty. And then few days later at our front door, there were seven cows drinking water from the driveway eating our bushes. There are no cows around us. We live in an area that nobody keeps cows but there they were right in front of my house. Turns out. They had strayed from the National Forest, which is not very far some outfitters have grazing rights and drop off the cows and leave them there all summer pick them up come late October, and they had straight down because some of that newly cut barley fields, but it didn't fit the pattern. Cows at your front door. Don't fit the pattern. What's different now on investing front that could justify more expensive valuations for stocks. Well, for the first time, ever US interest rates are near zero from short term out to ten years. This is known as a flat yield curve, which is an unusual. We've had flat yield curves in the past. But it's flat near zero. There was a flat yield curve where ten treasury bonds and cash for yielding similar back from two thousand and five to two thousand seven. But yielding four percent. And from two thousand to two, thousand, two cash and tenure treasures were yielding five to six percent. Today, the ten year Treasury yield is zero point, six percent and cash is zero. The Federal Reserve intense to keep it that way. The recent policy statement suggests that they will keep their policy rate. What's known as the Fed funds rate near zero until labor market conditions have improved. The. Unemployment rate has dropped close to to to maximum employment and that inflation has risen to two percent is on track to moderately exceed two percent. They included their economic and rate projections and all, but four officials on the committee. Expect the Fed funds rate is still be near zero at the end of twenty, twenty three. Rates are low across the board. It is a different investment environment than we have ever faced before. And that's what this paper by bridgewater associates was about. It was titled Grappling With the New Reality of zero bond yields virtually everywhere. It was written by Bob Prince Greg Jensen Melissa fear, and Jim Haskell. I. Discussed Bridgewater Associates Founder Ray dallies views back in episode three, hundred changing world order in this paper bills off that. Before we continue let me pause and share some words from one of this week sponsors masterworks. I've shared on the show how low interest rates are on bonds and yields and cash about zero money has to be invested somewhere in preserving your wealth is as hard as it's ever been. That's where masterworks comes in. If you're looking to diversify out of the traditional public markets, then take a look at masterworks. They make blue chip art investing possible works by artists like Banksie, 'cause and Warhol. Art is a one point seven trillion dollar asset class that has performed better than s five hundred by one hundred and eighty percent between two thousand and two thousand eighteen according to Citibank.
"committee" Discussed on Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show
"The convention is scheduled for August. Seventeenth, through the twentieth in Milwaukee and there will be events there every day, but those events have been downsized or in many cases made remote. The main convention will no longer happen at the FIZZER, foreign four marina, but in the a much smaller. Center and state delegations are being told to plan to stay home and cast their ballots. Remotely other events will be broadcast from satellite cities, locations and landmarks across the country. However, Joe Biden will still accept the nomination for president in person in Milwaukee. Meanwhile, the GOP still has plans to hold a traditional convention in Jacksonville Florida after moving from Charlotte North Carolina. When that state said, it would likely take social distancing measures, and you know our president is not going for that. You know he's he moved. He moved the entire Republican convention. Thought. To Jacksonville close, you don't care nothing. About these people. He's only concerned about his win. Yes. Winning both winning in November, you're right. So, critical to him, we're on in so many markets in so many cities in Florida. y'All. Don't get out and vote. To Really Yagi to get out and vote in to help us turn this thing. To do our part we have to. We can't just sit. Appear Complain. We have to get out. Some actions with those words, please. Did you see the president walking from the Air Force. Just see him walking across the lawn with his tie. Undone and Make. Defeated your. Hand. Oh my God What show today? Every bit of it. that. Talk to on it. Yeah I think. He's greatly affected by the poll numbers. I think so too even though he tries to pretend like he's not I think he is anything that shows him behind or not in a good light, or you know he's petty like that, and he always wants to be on top and like you say so. When he's not it takes the told. Junior, you WANNA. Say you to lose. Bad Defeat look. Pitcher do. Man I just don't want to get too comfortable because that's a long way to go. He is a fighter and he will fight to. We saw that yeah. Twenty sixteen body was gonNA. Go One way. We were surprised and shocked. So you're right. Shirley we take. For granted automatically going to win, so you don't have to go to the polls. No, that's all the more reason for you to go to the polls. Invite exactly. I really do not see this guy winning. That's a hard statement to make because. Republican Party works in the Harry. And how they react, but I'm just going to tell you. I think he's going to be hard. Because I think if we can keep their attitudes where they are, they will turn out to oppose. We, just gotTa keep pushing. Get through this summer keep. Voting in the primaries. Don't we gotta? Do? Yeah. Yeah we have to. Right at it to see more of Joe Biden to if we could. Get I would? I would like to see more looks good though Shirley been looking better. and. I started when I. IT looks a whole lot better that that's. What did you say? Carla I like what he said he was talking about the president in. Not Actually being a leader leadership, the country is lacking. Did you see that see? You just whining and. Making it about you? You're making it about you I like what Biden said, too when he said, we're fighting for the very soul of this country. That I really do I feel like we lost. You know a lot under this presidency. We really have of who we are and our strengths and all of that. Yeah, anyway, we'll be back with more of the Steve Harvey Morning Show. Right after this. You're listening to David Hardy morning show. Because I don't want to be stuck. Wearing my old outdated glasses because I wanna wake up and just be able to see because enough is enough at the eye center. We've heard it all all the reasons why it's time for Lasik over the past thirty years. The ICE Center has helped. 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"committee" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Impeachment drafted pass by the committee but the investigation of the president's actions and its administration including these Ukraine issues is actually ongoingly of news tonight. On how new evidence is just hit into the judiciary committee record. We'll explain today. The Judiciary Committee formerly recommended impeaching Donald Trump for abusive power and obstruction of Congo's but the investigation into the freezing of that military aid. Ukraine continues in the investigating committees as well as in. This is interesting in the courts tonight. We have an update on some evidence entered into the record last night the center for a public integrity sued in federal court for documents related to the Ukraine scandal. And this is what they've got. Aw they won in court but what they got were heavily redacted documents. Why because the president doesn't want these documents to to see the light of day? I ask for unanimous consent chairman to enter these directions for the record and now we're joined by Dave Leventhal editor at large for the Senate Republican tax. which did sue the administration as mentioned? What did you get? What more do you need? We didn't get much in the sense that as you saw right there from the clip that the documents that we did about one hundred and forty-six pages worth of them were heavily redacted and many of the conversations that were happening between members of the the Department of Defense and the White House Office of Management and budget conversations. That could have been tantamount of some very interesting stuff directly related to the Ukraine situation. And we just don't have access to. We went back to court. Today filed a motion to effectively. Tell the judge. Hey look we gotta keep working on this and come Tuesday. We're going to have another bite at the apple. Are the Democrats also using their congressional subpoenas to try to get the same stuff. Yeah indeed in fact I had the these documents been released without the reductions. We may have had more information information than even congressional investigators have had an and then speaks to let me get you one of the point here because folks may have heard the White House finally put out an alternative out of explanation to why the money was frozen and said it wasn't to get the Biden's it was for legitimate foreign policy. Yada Yada it would seem that if these reductions were removed ooh the underlying material. If it's valid could show whether that's an after the fact sort of lie or whether if it were true there was contemporaneous letters like I supported it from the time I mean. Is that part of your argument well. Donald Trump earlier this year. Ra said that He is the most transparent president in the history of the United States. It seems like this would be an opportune time for him. If in fact that is the case and that is true for him to compel his own administration to release this this information that would shine a great deal of light and provide a great deal of transparency into an issue. That's at the heart of the impeachment inquiry and the ultimate impeachment. That's is going to happen next week of the president. He hasn't done that at this point. And we're going to continue to fight in court in order for the public to have the right to know what this information in in fact entails Dave thank you so much for joining six months ago before Donald Trump even called the president of Ukraine to ask for.
"committee" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Debate. I think that's actually pretty good word for it. You had Democrats trying to elevate the conversation here a little little bit. Make this about the constitution historical moment something. They didn't want to do but felt they had to. There are a lot of biographical speeches from some of these members. He's trying to describe how they got to this point where they're ready to impeach a sitting president and the Republican strategy was interesting to assign from a couple of members. What you heard by enlarge large was not a debate about this specific facts in Ukraine case but rather than trying to make a case that this was inevitable the minute the Democrats regained control of the House after the two thousand eighteen midterms that Democrats? They said we're trying to keep a promise to their base. Made starting back in late twenty. Sixteen that they would impeach this as president but this was not a lot of the procedural hijinks. This was not as nasty as what we will probably see tomorrow when they resume the markup and get into this four this process of exchanging amendments on a set of documents that let's be clear will not be amended. They will come out of this committee the same way they went in But we're GONNA see a whole lot of I think much more bitter fighting about the wording of these documents Republican efforts to to to change them before the die is cast and the votes are taken taking tomorrow afternoon sometime. That's one point. I wanted to make for any of the kids majoring in government. Who might be watching tonight? I'm not proud of the fact that I have been to markups before and I remember them as marking up documents submitting wording having it accepted or rejected tonight was was kind of preambles. So you're saying tomorrow. Are we actually get down to wording and maybe amending the nine pages that we've seen so far. Yeah that's the idea. Because this is such a momentous Sir resolution really only about nine pages but so important. They stretch this process out over two days. They justed member opening statements tonight. The real. You'll work happens tomorrow with the mark but again this is not a you know a spending bill or an authorization bill that you'll have tons of small amendments that might get accepted opted or changed or language tweaked. This is something that was painstakingly put together by committee chair people and by the Democratic leadership by the speaker and sort of locked Kim before it ever made its way back to the Judiciary Committee the amendments that will be offered we'll becoming from Republicans. Some of them might be Germane to impeachment. Some of them might not not have anything to do with impeachment all on purely designed to slow down the process tomorrow. Democrats want their document to get through. They've got the votes it will but this there's one last opportunity for Republicans to gum up the works here a little bit and when you're in the minority In the house. That's really all you can do is slow something like this down and Garrett as we mentioned tomorrow night a lot of them are heading out to Andrews to get on government planes to fly to Europe to mark the seventy fifth anniversary of the battle of the bulge for any of our viewers wondering why the calendar has been compressed into a Thursday markup session Garrett Hake get some rest thanks very much for hanging out with us so late at night after the long day you've had Garrett Hey covering Capitol Hill for us another break.
"committee" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"All during this breaking news night. We can't tell you right now for sure exactly who will be joining us in this hour because as the House Judiciary Committee continues its work session tonight on the articles articles of impeachment. Some of the members of that committee might be able to join us this hour. If they get their work done we definitely will be joined by a member of the Senate Senate Judiciary Committee who asked some of the most important questions in today's hearing with the Justice Department. Inspector General Senator Amy Klobuchar kept the focus on the big picture in that hearing hearing today and she will probably be taking a new oath in January. It is the oath. The Senate Administers Two senators when they act as jurors And an impeachment. Trial the house judiciary. Committee's articles of impeachment being debated tonight are based on the investigative work of the House Intelligence Committee and Carson. Jim Hines as a member of the House Intelligence Committee. He is one of the people who will definitely be joining US tonight. The House Judiciary Committee is now working toward voting on articles of impeachment. Tomorrow The Standard Procedure the Judiciary Committee and most committees is from the chairman and ranking minority member to make opening statements only but tonight for for this momentous hearing chairman allowed each member of the committee Democrat and Republican to make opening statements. After Chairman Nadler began the historic session with these words. Today we begin consideration of two articles of impeachment against President Donald J trump. The I started charges that the president used the powers of his public office to demand that a foreign government attack his political rivals the second second article charges that the president obstructed the congressional investigation into his conduct. Other presidents have resisted congressional oversight but President. Trump's stonewall was complete absolute and without precedent in American history taken together the two articles charge charge president trump with placing his private political interests above our national security above are free and fair elections and above above our ability to hold public officials accountable. Most of the Republicans did not did not mention any of the evidence referenced in the articles of impeachment impeachment But we will. Now go to the hearing as congressman. Joe Negotiates makes his opening remarks listening and watching who may disagree agree with the steps. This committee is taking. I hope that you will understand that. We are proceeding on this path..
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"Purchase of every member of the trump family including his minor child. The reason that the Democrats gave for why they needed such voluminous and intrusive personal information about the trump family was get this financial industry compliance CI- With Banking Statutes and regulations here in the Judiciary Committee. Democrats sent out letters letters. Demanding information from over eighty recipients fooding. The president's children business partners employees his campaign campaign businesses foundation or the main event for the Judiciary Committee was the report. A special counsel Muller which Democrats would believed Steve would serve as the evidentiary basis for impeaching the president despite interviewing five hundred witnesses issuing twenty eight hundred subpoenas executing almost five hundred search warrants and spending twenty five million dollars the special counsels news. One thousand nine hundred attorneys and forty. FBI agents analysts and staff found no conspiracy or coordination between the trump campaign the Russian government after the trump Russia collusion allegations did not pan out. Democrats focused their efforts on obstruction of justice. They criticized attorney general bar for concluding that no crime of obstruction had occurred in special counsel investigation but in fact was entirely the appropriate for the attorney. General make that call because the special counsels declined to do so not surprisingly the Democrats Muller hearing was underwhelming to say released and the sequel with Corey Lewandowski definitely did not move the impeachment needle either. The Intelligence Committee to was heavily invested invested in the Russia Collusion Investigation Committee. Democrats hired former federal prosecutors to prepare for their anticipated efforts to impeach the president. Now that the Russian collusion allegations did not work out. Democrats have settled on the Ukraine phone. Call eight lines. The president uttered on July twenty-fifth with Ukrainian president so Lansky the Foreign Affairs Committee. The committee of jurisdiction wasn't the committee leaving the impeachment inquiry or holding was the Oversight Committee Houses Chief Investigative Entity the Judiciary Committee. He was only recently brought back into the mix after finding concluded instead. The impeachment inquiry was run by the House. Intelligence Committee and these former Federal Prosecutors Prosecutors Democrats intelligence committee ran the impeachment inquiry in a manifestly unfair way. All the fact-finding was unclassified ossified and that was made clear at the top of every single deposition but the Democrats took advantage of the closed door process in the capital basement. Bunker the skiff gift to control access to information secrecy effectively weaponized the investigation allowing misleading public narrative. Art Form and catch hold with careful leaks of witness testimony. Democrats refuse to invite Republican witnesses and directed witnesses called by the Democrats not not answer our questions. In the public hearings. Many of these unfair processes continued Democrats refused to invite numerous witnesses. Requested by Republicans interrupted Republican questioning and prevented witnesses from answering Republican questions. Democrats voted down by virtue of emotion to table with no notice subpoenas for documents and testimony requested by Republicans. I'll note that Democrats never once brought got any of their subpoenas to a vote before the intelligence committee. This unfair process reflects the degree to which Democrats are obsessed with impeaching the president. The Democrats went searching for a set of facts on which to impeach the president. The emoluments clause the president's business and financial records the report allegations of obstruction before landing on the Ukraine phone call. The impeachment inquiry is clearly an orchestrated effort to up and our political system. According to politico the speaker has tightly scripted every step of the impeachment inquiry Democrats have reportedly convene focus groups to test which allegations whether it be quid pro quo or bribery or extortion. Russian were most compelling to the American Public Speaker. Pelosi said Democrats must strike while the iron is hot on teaching. The president under the entire duration of the impeachment inquiry from the dime Speaker Pelosi announced it on September twenty fourth until today has been seventy six six days. As professor Turley testified last Wednesday. This impeachment would stand out among modern impeachments. As the shortest proceeding with the thinnest evidentiary record and the narrowest grounds ever used to impeach president. The artificial and arbitrary political deadline by which Democrats are determined to finish impeachment by Christmas leads to a rush process and and missed opportunities to obtain relevant information. Democrats avoided the accommodations process required by federal courts in disputes between Congress and the Executive Democrats declined to attempt to negotiate with the administration for the production of documents and witnesses. Democrats did not exhaust all their options to entice witnesses or agencies to cooperate such is allowing witnesses to appear with agency lawyers or initiating contempt proceedings seatings sometimes the threat of contempt preceding. Gets you a different results. Sometimes the witnesses choose to appear when contempt is on the table. Democrats withdrew subpoenaed one witness. who asked a federal court to resolve conflicting orders from Congress and the executive either because the Democrats did not want to wait for the court to rule where they didn't like the presiding judge Judge Leon instead? Democrats made their demands and refused to budge. Democrats told witnesses. The outset that their refusal to cooperate in full would be used against them and the president. Democrats threatened federal employees that their salaries could be withheld for not meeting committee demands. These tactics are fundamentally unfair and counterproductive a productive for gathering information in any serious inquiry. This rushed take it or leave it. Approach to investigating is contrary to how L. Successful Congressional Investigations Typically Work Congressional investigations. Take Time. There is no easy button. Uh In this job you must take the information that's offered even if you don't like the terms you should not say no to taking a witness's testimony because you would prefer the agency council is not present if that's the only means of obtaining the testimony you should take it your priority must not be on blocking information out. It must be on seeking information in all recent major congressional investigations for example Chairman Goodlatte and Gatti's as investigation into the Justice Department's decision during two thousand sixteen the IRS targeting investigation the Benghazi investigation and fast and furious there or have been give and take between Congress and the executive in the good lockout he investigation for example. It took two months two months of negotiations. Before the committee's conducted inducted the first witness interview with Deputy Director McCabe the Justice Department only began producing documents to the committee. After many more months of discussions. It's in none of these investigations. Did Congress get everything it wanted right at the beginning. Certainly not within sixty or seventy six days but with persistence since and patients eventually did receive enough information to do our work and contrary to talking points. The trump administration has in fact it cooperated with and facilitated congressional oversight and Investigations for example earlier this year the oversight committee conducted investigation nation into security clearances at the White House. The central allegation put forward. was that the White House. Deviated from established procedures grant clearances to certain White House staff. The Democrats sought the interview career staff. Who perform these security clearance reviews but declined the witness initially to appear with Agency Council House in the White House elsewhere? Impasse however after a little bit of time. We the Republican staff with with the help of Mr Jordan convinced the witness to appear with with agency Council for our own transcribed interview and the Democrats came along the subsequent interviews in the security clearance. Investigation were conducted with Agency Council. The testimony allowed the Community of team. The evidence to get to the bottom of what was going on and it wasn't what was alleged. I nobody outside. The security clearance office was handed out. Clearances certainly not to senior White House. Staffers in this impeachment inquiry however Democrats have turned away information that could be valuable to the inquiry by disallowing agency council to accompany witnesses. Democrats regrets have turned away. Information by declining negotiate in good faith with the administration about the scope of document requests as a result of these failures the evidentiary record in the impeachment inquiry is incomplete and in many places incoherent the failure to exhaust all avenues to obtain information severely risks undermining the legitimacy of any articles of impeachment as Professor Turley said to the committee last week. I'm concerned about lowering impeachment standards to fit a positive evidence and abundance of anger. I believe this impeachment impeachment not only fails the standard of past impeachments but would create a dangerous precedent for future impeachments. Professor Turley elaborated that the current lack of proof is another reason. Why the abbreviated investigation into this matter is so damaging for the case of impeachment this substantive case for impeaching president trump as a result of artificial arbitrary and political schedule relies heavily on ambiguous ambiguous facts? Presumptions and speculation. President Turley warned here to that impeachments have been based on proof not presumptions. The Democrats do not have the proof now my Democrat counterparts counterparts on the intelligence committee or talented attorneys. I'm sure they will tell you. A riveting story about a shadow or irregular foreign policy the apparatus and a smear campaign designed to extort Ukraine for the president's political benefit. They'll tell you about president trump. How he put his own political medical interests ahead of national security by mentioning former president former vice president? Joe Biden by name raising the allegations of Ukrainian influence in two thousand sixteen election on July twenty fifth call. They'll try to convince you that. The trump administration the same administration democrats regularly accused accused of being incompetent orchestrated an international conspiracy at the highest levels. None of this adds up. It may be a great screenplay. But it's not what the evidence shows the Democrats impeachment inquiry ignores all of the evidence that does not advance their story. The Democrats impeach narrative revolves all ambiguous facts and conflicting evidence in a way that is most unflattering the President the Democrats impeachment narrative ignores public statements from senior Ukrainian officials that contradict the narrative as you listen to the Democrat that presentation later today. I urge you to keep these points in mind. What evidence that has been gathered in the impeachment inquiry paints a different picture? I I won't provide a detailed presentation now but allow me to highlight a few points. I The summary of July twenty fifth phone call reflects no conditionality or pressure. Presidents Alinsky never vocalized any discomfort or pressure on the call contrary to Democrat allegations. Gatien's president trump was not asking for a favor that would help his reelection. He was asking for assistance in helping our country move forward from from the divisiveness of the Russia. Collusion investigation second. Since president trump is declassified and publicly released the call summary. You seventy five days ago. Presidents Alinsky has said publicly and repeatedly that he felt no pressure he said it on September twenty fifth at the United United Nations General Assembly. He said it in an interview published on October sixth. He said it again October tenth and most recently he ed just last week in Time magazine are their senior. Ukrainian officials have also said there was no linkage between a meeting scurity assistance and an investigation. If president trump was truly orchestrating pressure campaign to force Ukraine to investigate former vice president biden. One would think that Ukraine would have felt some some.
"committee" Discussed on Economic Explainer with the Joint Economic Committee Democrats
"About they can wait and they can come up with all sorts of fascinating things mazing things that no one's ever thought of before but it all has to come back to an accurate count of the actual population if you're ever going to make anything things statistically representative if your sample of the population is ever actually going to be accurate the art and science of getting a complete inaccurate population count has not advanced to the point where you can rely solely on people's records to get an accurate count and a member of the censuses in the constitution and it's in there for one purpose which is to is to determine the population of every state so that it gets its fair share IRV representatives in the House and <hes> and by extension in the Electoral College. The addition of questions to the census was James Madison's idea in seventeen ninety so it's always been done but it was not the original purpose if one of the founding fathers I had this bright idea to amend the Census Act Seventeen Ninety say as long as we're asking as long as we're counting has why don't we ask people what they're if they're a man or woman or what their ages or what their occupation is and so so that's why all these extra data are in in the census <hes> and it comes back to the head count so there's no way that administrative records Kurds can do an accurate headcount right now and the question is what additional questions you want to add on the census itself like age sex race as well as on the American community survey about how the work and so forth that cannot be accessed by <hes> not existing records this census for the first time he right in two thousand ten about two thirds of people Hausa got a census form filled it out and send it back which means the census bureau had to worry about the other one third and and that's called non-response follow up and they send them a letter and they make a phone call and they eventually send someone to the door this time for the first time the Census Bureau is gonNA use administrative records Kurds as part of non-response follow up so there are using administrative records if someone doesn't fill out the form and they refused to talk to someone sends us now has the capability I looking at Howard now. Do you know what they're using. In terms of Admin records like drunk doc drivers records or I don't know specifically. It's a variety of different sources yeah but but the kind of fill in the blanks they know this person exists but maybe is the age on on the driver's license says the birthday is X. so that that's fine and this will be a work work in progress over the next few decades at least in our lifetimes. It's not going to replace it. You need to keep in mind as well just by the nature of our country administrative records or not the they're not going to be the end all be all. A do you have to have a certain balance in your country and you can't have you know or at least as yet we've not been able to figure out how to have a diverse and extremely extremely diverse and extremely free country that also has perfect administrative strata records yes and now I WANNA go back to that part of the U._S.. Code I mentioned earlier Congress told the Census Bureau and the Commerce Secretary use administrative records first before you ask questions. That's what the court says Secretary Ross violated so that's on the law. The idea is for Census and commerce always being look at for administrative records that allow them to not ask a question. <hes> you mentioned a couple of minutes ago <hes> some legislation way back in seventeen seventeen ninety on the census <hes> right now congresswoman Maloney has the vice chair of our committee has a bill called the census idea act which calls for three years of testing and research before any question could be added to the census. Does that seem. I'm like reasonable methodology. Do you think that would be <hes> a prudent way of going about things so the insights association was <hes> an endorser of endorsed the idea act <hes>. We think it's a good approach. Actually there've been there've been a variety media different kinds of bills on this issue and I think the congresswoman's is probably the best approach because there are a couple of others that just simply wanted to forbid the asking of US citizenship question forever which we don't agree with because what we wanted to ask next time you know and again it's and I think the census idea gets to the point of adequate testing. I don't know I don't pretend to know enough to be able to say what the right amount of testing and the right number of years of preparation is but I think that that's certainly on the right track and it sounds like like the way the Census Bureau would not to approach adding any kind of question so that's why yeah we endorsed it. I approve and I support the legislation and the legend of the fact that legislations needed indicates failure on the part of the commerce secretary to to adhere to the Census Bureau statistical quality guidelines to to adhere to own bees paperwork reduction at guidelines until end to adhere here to the National Academies Principles Practices the Federal Statistically sees all three call for extensive testing and clearly the <HES> secretary ignored all that so the only none of them are in law and the only recourse is to put that in law to ensure that <hes> testing happens the way it should have and that concludes the second episode of of the economic explainer with the J._C.. Democrats I'm Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and today we talked about the importance of an accurate census. If the trump administration succeeds an adding us as ship question to the survey we will live with the fallout for a decade and if there is only one thing you take away from today's episode. I hope it's that incomplete count would hurt businesses and undermine..
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"We don't need to add the question to the census. The secretary overruled the chief scientists. The courts ruled that the secretary violated title thirteen section six because the secretary's choosing gene asked the question. Even though in the state of data already are available the third grounds that swim course looking at our constitutional grounds only two of the courts ruled on that than your case did not accept that as a grounds for the case but the Californian Maryland ruled that the commerce secretary violated the constitution because states have a constitutional right to actually have fair representation Tation in the House of Representatives and in the electoral college so they said that this edition of the citizenship question could skew apportionment and <hes> an electoral college votes because California <hes> and New York in particular could lose seats in the House of Representatives so to Howard's point they should if they do this right half to rule on each of these three laws one way or the other and. A- As a lay person just like Howard I don't see how they can rule against the lower court judges rulings about the E._p._a.. And <hes> entitled Thirteen sections six except that they just ignore it and come up with with their own reasons which would which would indicate that we have a problem with the integrity of our Supreme Court and that's the end of this economics explainer medicine. I'm Congresswoman Caroline and today we talked about some of the factors behind the Supreme Court's upcoming decision on the census. Here's the takeaway from the podcast. It is absolutely critical that the twenty twenty two Senio census be accurate and that the law constitution and Administrative Code Ba followed in conducting an undercounts effect on the census accuracy and by extension on the economy would be a disaster if you've enjoyed the podcast. We hope you'll subscribe on itunes. Google play stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts follow the Joint Economic Committee..
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"Data Hearing Hi. I'm Rachel and I'm Randy immer from the J._C.. The staff and today we're here with Dr Andrew Ramer and Mister Howard Feinberg with a quick chat about how an upcoming Scottish ruling could affect the twenty twenty cents and our economy. Can you talk just briefly about the Supreme Court decision are are you optimistic. The thought the rule in the way that you want them to and where are they in this process right now <hes> based on the what I understand to be the questions that the conservative justices asked at at the April twenty third hearing it's not there questioning is not a cause for optimism <hes>. I'm not a Supreme Court expert. <hes> a lot of people are pessimistic. The hope comes down to John Roberts pulling a A._C._A.. In other words that Roberts was the key reason why obamacare lives because he voted with the Liberals and the hope is that he would do the same thing this time and and I think there's potential for Cavenaugh to do it as well but for the three justices hostesses as conservative justice. It seems like they're willing to do whatever Ross wants them to do and so I think the insight association daily filed an amicus brief in the case with a lot of other businesses we've really focused focused on the the ultimate impact on response rate and accuracy from the addition of the question but certainly just looking at it as the the bystander. I see a very clear line for the justices where they can say this was although the administration has pretty wide latitude as a constitutional matter in determining what's GonNa go on the census. They've also been given very clear guidance guidelines on what they're supposed to follow a process when it comes to setting up the census every ten years and they didn't follow that process so for pure process violations there is I see the armchair constitutional scholar here the receipt I put I put the constitutional concern us is and I'd say the process violations are enough. Enough that that should be able to provide an avenue for them to provide a prison produce a narrow ruling against the addition the three the Supreme Court is reviewing the results of three court cases that that all agree one in in New York one in California and one in in Maryland all three courts agreed that there were two violations of federal law by the Commerce Secretary the Administrative Procedure Act which is just Howard describe the process by which the census the Commerce Commerce secretary is supposed to go through before making a decision like adding citizenship question and all three courts ruled that he violated that he did not follow the process the second violation all three courts agreed on is <hes> <hes>. I'll just give you the the legal code is titled Thirteen Section Six which which says that the Census Congress told the Commerce Secretary the commerce sector that cannot add a question to the centennial census if the data are available through administrative records of the idea was not the burden households with questions for which the government can get the data from existing records. The memo that Chief Scientist at census sent to the commerce secretary. A year and a half ago said that we have the administrative records..
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"A lot of people have asked me about whether Mr. Trump knew about the release of the documents Democratic National Committee, Email ahead of time and the. Answer is. Yes. As earlier stated Mr. Trump new from Roger stone in advance about the WikiLeaks drop v males in July of twenty sixteen days before the democratic convention. I was in Mr. Trump's office when his secretary announced that Roger stone was on the phone. Mr. Trump put Mr. stone on the speakerphone. Mr. stone told Mr. Trump that he had just gotten off the phone with Julian Assange, and Mr. Stange told Mr. stone that within a couple of days that would be a massive dump of emails that would damage Hillary Clinton's campaign. Mr. Trump responded by stating to the effect when that be great. I'm giving to the committee today. Three years of Mr. Trump's personal financial statements from twenty eleven twenty twelve and twenty thirteen which he gave to Deutsche Bank to inquire about a loan to buy the Buffalo Bills and two forms. It was my experience that Mr. Trump inflated his total assets when it served his purposes such as trying to be listed amongst the wealthiest people in informs and deflated his assets to reduce his real estate taxes. I'm sharing with you to newspaper articles side-by-side that are examples of Mr. Trump inflating and deflating his assets as I said to soothe his financial interests as I noted. I'm giving the committee today article he wrote on and sent to me that reported on an auction of a portrait of Mr. Trump. Mr. Trump directed me to find a straw bidder to purchase a portrait of him that was being auctioned off at an art Hamptons event. The objective was to ensure that this portrait which was going to be auctioned last would go for the highest price of any portrait that afternoon..
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"And I think it has been. Used over the past couple of years. So all the best house committees. In a tough environment. Because how do you do this work when you have a government shutdown in that's part of the reason that I think the administration doesn't have a lot of incentive to move forward here. I agree. It's tough. When the Muller investigation is hanging out there. And we keep hearing the report from the Muller team will be released in February. But I don't know exactly. When maybe somebody on the Hilda's February is not far in it's not a long month. So just saying if I were cheering one of these committees, though, I would have a lot of questions about what to prioritize and the timing to tackle things in because some of these questions might get resolved by the Miller report. So I think they're in tough spots. I agree. I hope this has been a helpful overview of the committees themselves who's coming into power in the realities. They're facing as with everything in our current political environment the ground underneath these house committees will be shifting rapidly. And we'll be here to walk you through all that next up. We're gonna share what's on our mind outside politics. Sarah, what's. On your mind outside of politics. I watched both documentaries about the fire festival. Do you know what I'm talking about? Do not. Okay. Do you? Remember the fire festival. It was the music festival, and it was like going to be a big deal, and it was going to be on an island. And then everybody got there, and it was a complete shit show and people are like hungry and being locked in airports, and it was just total total disaster. Do you? Remember this controversy? Not really. Okay. The says a lot about your social media following positively says a lot of positive things about your social media following. Well, it was a big deal. It was John rule in his kid named Billy McFarland, and they had this viral video and out of all these models romping on a remote island in the Bahamas. And they were going to have this amazing music festival, and then it all fell apart because this Billy McFarland dude was definitely committing fraud on his investors, his employees and ticket goers the whole entire time. So there are two documentaries. There was Netflix was putting one out and then like two days before Hulu came out was like, hey, we have to kind of be him to the punch. I wish both of them. I'm just trying to do the due diligence for all you people. You're welcome. It was totally fascinating. It's definitely more of the Hulu when the net one because the net flicks. One interviews the social media company that did the promotion for the festival and holds them much less responsible than the Hulu one. But I think the Hulu when goes a little too far, and sort of indicting the millennial generation as you know, they're just it's all about. Omo and so they're ripe to be exploited. And they don't ask hard questions. It was a little heavy handed for me. They interview Billy McFarland in the Hulu one. But I use the word interview very lightly because he basically doesn't answer any hard questions. He's currently in federal prison. I thought that Netflix one both of them were really interesting, but the Netflix had a little bit more hard detail and better storytelling about although I do think that the team at Gerry the social media company holds more.
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"His staff is filed like fifty subpoena requests for Trump for the Trump administration. But because they were not the majority they were sort of powerless to issue the subpoenas. They were filing them. They were investigating the administrators response to hurricane Maria locating migrant children separated from their families investigating the ethical issues with the Scott Pruitt. In all his adventures. I'm going to be nice calm adventures over the PA. So now that he is the chairman of the majority he can issue those subpoenas. And so I think this committee is rapidly going to be second up a lot of the oxygen in the room. I think that's right and closely related is the judiciary committee, which is chaired by Jerry Nadler, this committee has oversight of immigration policy and just as a side note, Senator Jeff Merkley has asked the F B I to investigate secretary Nielsen for perjury. And I imagined that what happens on the Senate side is going to influence the direction of the house side judiciary would have oversight. If impeachment proceedings opened during Adler could reopen an investigation into the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanagh. So he is very broad power. And seems a bit circumspect so far about how he's going to use it. But now, blur shift and Cummings. So the three committees that we just talked about have already sent the. President a letter warning him against interfering with Michael Cohen as a witness after the president was on television blasting Cohen. And I think this letter really highlights what these committees are here to do. So Jerry, Nadler is a Representative from New York his district does include part of New York City, and so him and Donald Trump have a long not awesome history together, which was reported on a lot. When it looked like the Democrats are gonna take the majority. And so I personally just having a little bit longer knowledge of Jerry Nadler, I had a friend who worked for him for a long time. Like, this is the one I'll be watching just just to put that out there. I think he's being like you said, I think he's being circumcised. I don't think he's coming out the gates roaring. I think that's a smart move. But I think he's got plans. I'll be honest, I make Jerry Nadler's got lots and lots of plants Bilas committee that we wanted to talk about today is the house foreign affairs committee chaired by Elliot Ingle who is not a fan of secretary Pumpido. He has been a vocal critic of secretary Pompey's tendency to travel the globe bashing political opponents, especially his most recent time in Egypt. He is interested in the president's ties to Panama and Russia, again, foreign affairs. Why are we doing what we're doing? Are we doing for good reasons? Or are we doing it for reasons that are personal to the president? He is creating a subcommittee focused entirely on investigating President Trump and to create that subcommittee. He is eliminating a subcommittee focused on terrorism. You can imagine how the conservative world has reacted to that switch. But this is a committee that I think is going to be a real thorn in the president side as well. I mean, I think that's the theme. The theme is many of these committees are and look I don't think it's about being a thorn in the side either. I think it's just finally being check we need people asking questions, I can't believe sort of when you look back over that. We've hit the officially hit the two year Mark of the Trump. Station in just a few of the short things we've listed separating children from their parents at the border the corruption at the EPA the problems with his ties to Russia and his failure to release his tax returns. Like, there's just there's so much here that I honestly have questions about in. I hope somebody asks, and I hope that part of the reason we have avoided missteps in previous administrations is because good oversight was being done quietly behind the scenes, you know, fill the Republican congress under President Obama decided this oversight was a place to make names for people. And I imagine that that trend is gonna continue, but we do need oversight. Like there should be tension. They should be thorn in the side. Like, we talked about on our last episode things should be really difficult to get done in the federal government because the federal government has immense power. And if it were easy to just do things that power could so easily be abused..
"committee" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
"Subcommittee ranking members to write numerous letters to our regulators, chairman hints her laying and which a Bank on this matter. So Representative waters will not let Trump go quietly into the night in her committee either I have to mention to hilariously to your point about her not being so moderate. This letter has a section called working across the aisle. And the next section header is fighting back against Republican extremism. Wants Maxine Waters. That's what it is. So then we should talk about committees that are going to be more focused on investigations, those were really kind of legislatively focused committees. Now, we're going to get into the investigative committees. And we didn't make this point on Friday. But I want to be sure everybody knows house committees cannot bring criminal charges against people, but they can refer matters to the Justice department, and in the course of doing that they can subpoena documents and witnesses in hold hearings and just generally make life, really hard. And I think that's going to happen. I agree. Okay. So first we have the intelligence committee, which has been staffing up hiring lots of money laundering, and forensic accounting experts because there's basically theory that Trump laundered Russian money when they couldn't get legitimate financing. We didn't even get into the new reporting that they're basically admitting that we're trying to get Trump Tower in Moscow all the way through the campaign. So I don't think the staffing is ill advised. I think it's very well advised. The head of the intelligence committee is Adam Schiff to is the Representative for California's twenty eighth congressional district since two thousand thirteen so he's a newer member. I would say if you're wondering what Trump laundering Russian money has to do with the house intelligence committee. And I think there are people who probably are the intelligence committees concern here would be what potentially compromising material is out there about Trump in what ways could foreign governments be blackmailing, the president influencing the president's foreign policy because of intelligence that they. They have about him. And so that's the link to shifts committee. They also have questions about his family's financial ties to Saudi Arabia and North Korea for the same reason, we've had really unusual statements trips discussions from the Trump administration about these two countries that is very different from past presidents, and where kind of consensus positions are in Washington DC. And so the intelligence committee wants to make sure in the best reading of this the intelligence committee wants to make sure that that's all on the up and up that there isn't a reason that we don't know about for those things to be happening. And I just wanna say as a Republican, I don't like endless investigations, I think the Republican party was completely wasteful of taxpayer dollars in many longstanding investigations that they've insisted upon I do think there is a role for this kind of activity, and I think that Republicans started down the path of the right role and just let it get out of control in a lot of their investigation. So I'm not opposed to anything that Adam Schiff is describing I think it's necessary oversight, especially because he is taking the gavel of this committee from Devon Nunez who I have massive questions about. So I I think he has a lot of work in front of him. And I think it's work that should be done. So next up. We have the oversight committee, which is chaired by logic coming Sousa, congress person from Maryland, also a long term congressperson. He was first elected in nineteen ninety six. He's also seen as one of the big party leaders as far as the the hierarchy fallen it's Pelosi. It's really interesting over the past few years in the minority..
"committee" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"The house intelligence committee is expected to vote tomorrow on whether to release the transcript of Trump adviser. Roger stone's committee interview that they did whether to release it to the special counsel, Robert Muller. That's according to a house Intel committee member the Washington Post reports that Muller asked the committee Friday for an official transcript of stones testimony. You know, it's not clear what part of that testimony Muller would be focusing on. But the Washington Post points out that mother could use the threat of a false statement charge to get stones cooperation, maybe as he did with Michael Flynn and Michael Cohen, and there's new reporting tonight that mother may get what he wants to House Republicans on the intelligence committee tells C N N they would vote to release the transcript to Muller if he has formally requested. Joining me now is congressman Jim Hines democrat of Connecticut, and a member of the house intelligence committee, congressman, I know you feel you cannot officially confirm or deny whether the request has been made see. N is reporting, and I will say that. But I would like to know from you is if you were asked when you have any reason to oppose releasing the official transcript a robber Mueller. No, I don't think. So. And as you probably know John that committee voted some weeks ago to release all of the transcripts to the public. That's underway as a process right now, scrubbing those transcripts for classified information. So one way or another the transcript will become public at some point. But no, I don't imagine that if there, and again, I cannot confirm communications between the special counsel, and and the intelligence committee, but no we're that request to be made. I would certainly be favourably inclined to approve it. The it is interesting though because back in September. There was a democratic motion to release the transcripts to Robert Muller. And it was voted down by Republicans on the committee. Doesn't seem like they're going to block it. Now does it. Well, I don't know. I don't know. I guess you had that story from two members on the Republican side who said that they would. Support such emotion so of such motion where made presumably it would pass. But it is interesting. I mean, let's imagine that Muller does get his hands on that transcript I for one and again, I can't confirm the specifics of what's been requested. But I for one would put Roger stone at the top of my list of people that I would be concerned had not been truthful with the committee when he testified to us. And obviously, you know, if that is true as we saw in the Michael Cohen case just a couple of weeks ago, lying to congress is a big deal in Muller was not shy about using that as leverage with Michael Cohen. Now, I know you're not gonna tell me what you don't believe he was truthful or not truthful about with your committee. But in public he has been asked repeatedly about what he knew of WikiLeaks, the hacks in the hack emails that WikiLeaks had and when they would release them he has always denied knowledge beforehand of the release. Do you have reason to doubt those public denials? Well, as you as you point out publicly, he said, I. The fact that I said that John Podesta was about to get. I think the phrase was some time in the barrel, right before Wiki leaks, re released John Podesta's Email, he has made publicly, and I'm not sure that he said anything to the committee that would be different from what he said publicly that that was just a big coincidence that he had no knowledge, I think that's too big of a coincidence. And there, you know, what we've learned, of course, since Roger stone said that is that whether it's Michael Cohen or Paul Manafort or you name any number of a half dozen officials when it comes to these things they lie about it. Even though it means that they risk or do go to prison, and I do want to add here if that's what this is all about it gets to the center of the whole Russia investigation. Did someone close to the president? Roger stone advises the president politics did he have knowledge of the emails that were hacked by the Russians and given to WikiLeaks. And that's according to the indictments from Robert Muller's team over the summer did stone. No about that. Now..
"committee" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"First and foremost, I would say that we need to get to the bottom of anything that could warp our national security policy in a way that is at the to the interest in the country. So anything that has a continuing ability to influence the actions of the president we need to know as policymakers to protect the country. So in that category. I would say things like we are learning about the Trump Tower Moscow deal that in fact, the negotiation win on well past Michael Cohen, testified to our committee well, past what others within Trump will wanted us to know that it involved direct outreach to the Kremlin through people like Dmitry peskov that far from what they told us that they got no response. In fact, they did get a response that deeply compromising of the administration of the Trump organization in the same way that Michael Flynn's. Deceptions were deeply compromised. And so if there is more out there of that kind we need to know. I'm Susan Hennessy. And this is the law fair podcast, December eighth twenty eight teen on January third Democrats will take control at the house of representatives and all of its committees congressman Adam Schiff of California. The current ranking member on the house permanent select committee on intelligence also known as hippy it's expected to take control of the committee this week Benjamin Renison I sat down with congressman Schiff at his office to discuss the agenda for hips in the upcoming congress, though, I'm conspicuously absent from the second half of the conversation. I had to step out midway sorry about that. We talked about the challenges faced by the democratic majority as they attempt to rebuild bipartisanship on a deeply divided committee. And of course, the Russian investigation. It's the law. Fair podcast episode three hundred seventy two congressman Adam Schiff on the future of the house intelligence committee. I will say that we are recording this with the assumption that you will soon be the chairman of the house, permanent select committee on intelligence think it's fair to say that the past year has been unusual year for that committee that we've seen more acrimony than has existed in the past. So my first question for you is how you think about restoring bipartisanship. If there's our Rodgers reports burgers sort of solution year are their partners on the other side of the aisle. And and sort of how you think about tackling that there really to initial missions for the committee one as you point out his to restore comedy on the committee some sense of regular order. The second is to restore the relationship between the committee and the intelligence community, which has also been contentious at times on the first in terms of restoring comedy. The good news bad news of our committee has been that even. Amidst the deepest divisions over Russia. We have compartmentalized all of the other work of the committee the bread and butter of the committee, and that is oversight of these intelligence agencies and production of an annual intelligence authorization act that sets their funding levels that decides what new restrictions may need to be put in place, or what steps have to be taken to get the deceased a bit of work together. All of those issues, we have continued to work on nonpartisan way. So that's good. So we have a base there. But we will have a lot of new members, which I think will be helpful. I've already begun to talk to some of the existing members about getting us back to a regular even vis-a-vis Russia now they're going to have to want to do that about six months ago. The GOP members walked out of the rush investigation or more accurately decided that their entire focus in the rush investigation would be investigating investigators now. They stopped going to witness interviews when we would bring witnesses in. We will invite them to come back, but it will be up to them whether they reciprocate, but the second issue is equally important in that is when the chairman decided to publish the now infamous Nunez memorandum to use this never before used house rule to selectively and misleadingly published classified information. It was a spectacular breach of compact that we have with the intelligence community where we count on them to trust us with their deepest held secrets which we need them to do for us to do our oversight. And they can't on us not to abuse that not to politicize it and not to publish it..
"committee" Discussed on Pod Save America
"Welcome to the pod and matache a bertrand she's a staff writer at the atlantic and covers national security in the intelligence community issues near and dear to my heart time in very excited to geek out with you today natasha thanks for doing zhou thanks for inviting me okay so literally as we were getting connected to record this the new york times broke the story that says the senate intelligence committee bipartisan leadership has figured out that the text messages from senator mark warner the top democrat on the committee were leaked by the house intelligence committee republicans what do you make of this i mean this is the committee that historically has been more bipartisan in almost any part of congress because of the sensitive nature of intelligence because there's an effort to charlie partisanship at the door even though we often fail when it comes to national security issues what do you make of this i mean it's just absolutely mindblowing said it's an intelligence committee i presume was trying to be tried parent with the task counterpart and a staffer for nunez for devin nunes as the the chairman of the house intel committee asked for a copy of these text messages i guess that somehow they caught wind of of the fact that mark warner had been communicating with a lawyer who represented a russian oligarch and who had ties to christopher steel because of course mark warner the ranking member of the senate intel committee was trying to arrange a meeting with steel so the house intel caught wind of these text messages asked for a copy of them and then immediately he proceeded to leak them which completely kind of breaches the norms of how these committees operate you know it's it's kind of understood that if you share information between the committees that it won't hit leaked it's one thing and there's been a lot of criticism of the democrats for leaking about who picks his testimony for example about the democrats on the house intel committee kind of revealing that she said during her testimony that she sometimes told white lies for president trump this was of course before she resigned yesterday by.
"committee" Discussed on Civics 101
"Senate has the power to ratify treaties and of course to confirm ambassadors so as result the senate plays a role in foreign policy as opposed to the house which is a relatively minor role in foreign policy now the foreign relations committee in the centre very powerful and if you're one run for president it would try to angled yourself to get on the foreign relations committee as a jackie kennedy did in fifty seven and is barack obama did and it was on the foreign relations committee that barack obama got to become a protege of joe biden who was then chairman of the foreign relations committee and made a huge difference in in the brexit life obviously and so much so that in chosen bees vice president does the constitition provide any guidelines about the powers of committees are how they're they are regulated no know is there another going to gaza due to committees for say so that's it so so heavily of their power regulated so basically all out a precedent in a once again the size of the cars is so huge and while because it wasn't always but but as a grew more and more committees renamed at one point there were 71 standing committees in the us senate but there's you know on one committee my favorite is that transportation routes to the seeboard which lasted for thirty nine years in never met the unimportant committees nobody cares about and nobody should tone shows up for the meetings and it's uh i and a wonderful interview if john mccormack us regular housing his refers committee was elections dump a three and i said uh or is that committee like he said i don't know we never met.
"committee" Discussed on Civics 101
"The number of factors case one loyalty how loyal have you been to the party's agenda and so the moreover you are and the more consideration you'll receive secondly how does this committee simon help you get electric help you hold your office at one min agriculture committee could you've come a farming state you know there's a good argument there so then the third a question is predicting the house do do really want to be in house because so many members of the house really uh we'll try to use their position the house to run for a run for the us senator run for governor and so the senate uh so that is you mean the house faces a lot of attrition duty and bishen on the part of members and a few is seen as a member who really is using the as a way station on to some other office you're not going to get that committee assignments and classic case involves john f kennedy who has served in the house for six years nineteen forty seven fifty two at which he basically was put on the education labour queenie which is a semi good committee and the come don't be committee which is a dreadful committee and so can't because it was suspected the kennedy really wanna be a us senator and i have a letter from the gym or the ways and means committee considering kennedy for either rules of ways and means two of the big ones and they choose not to put kennedy on those committees because suspected really wanted to be soon yeah i love hearing about this hierarchy what are some of the most important committees you mentioned ways and means the two most important committees in each chamber of the money committee some uh ways and means and finance other spending committees was a means the house finance in the senate that's with all the bowel right now the tax code is taking place the senate finance committee so then appropriations it's a spending committees because they're the ones we allocate the money and this is where a those the committee's that really have those kind of a powers to other committees we got members of the big three in the case of the house is to rules committee which controls the agenda the floor pills to the floor and the senate historically had been the foreign relations committee because the.