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Poll: Parties Split on Some Infrastructure Proposals Extends to American Public
"The partisan divisions over president Biden's infrastructure plans seem to extend to the American public in AP-NORC center for public affairs research poll finds eight in ten Americans favor more funding for roads bridges and ports but the differences grow from there just fifty five percent approve of how the president's handling infrastructure as he tries to push a nine hundred seventy three billion dollar deal through Congress Democrats are looking to separately take up a three and a half trillion dollar proposal to cover things like child tax credits and free community college about three quarters of Democrats backed both proposals only about a fourth of Republican support free community college and a third favored the tax credit Sager mag ani Washington
Republicans Should Talk About Impeachment After Biden's Illegal Immigration Plot
"And his comrades. They're pushing the edges of the envelopes. They're jumping outside the box. They're doing things in ways that are utterly lawless. They're trying to change the constitution without amending the Constitution. They're loading up the bureaucracy. With Reds. And not a single Republican talks about impeachment. What? What? What We are We can't do that. That's bad politics, Karl Rove says. It's bad politics Paul Ryan may not like that. What about Peggy Noonan? What about the Washington Post? The New York Times and we might get bad press. Besides, we'll lose Romney and sash and Krakowski and The weak underbelly of the Republican Party. Just hold on. We'll win. Just give us anyway. Not a word about impeachment. He's dumping illegal aliens in the communities without giving them a heads up. He's trying to change the demographics, particularly Red states. Everybody knows what's going on. And he's also doing other things he's making changes. To the Iran deal. But you're not going to be presented to Congress. He's already lifted sanctions against a number of Islam a Nazi Theocrats in Tehran without even consulting Congress. And it's his Congress Democrats. Nobody brings up the
Democrats are expected to retain control of the House, but there are still races to watch tonight
"At this point, there has been no net change in the balance of the US Senate and to talk about that. We're joined by NPR congressional correspondent Susan Davis. I su Hey, Ari. Let's take a broad look at the Senate map. Tonight. Republicans have held a few key seats. The Democrats are still hoping to win back in some cases, in some cases that has escaped their grasp tonight. What's the landscape is you see it now? Well, I think it looks like the path to the Democrats. Flipping control of the Senate is getting narrower. And now as the night goes on, Republicans holding onto seats in Texas and Kansas and Lindsey Graham winning reelection in South Carolina. These were always sort of reacher Democratic seats, But we were looking to them a signs of, you know, maybe this would be a big blue wave night. I think we're seeing enough results coming in that We do not believe this is going to be a big blue wave night. Certainly not down the ballots, so The path for Democrats to win a majority is just getting more difficult. We're still looking and waiting for results in Arizona, where Democrats expect to flip a seat there, and in Maine, where incumbent Senator Susan Collins has had probably her toughest reelection yet, but again, even with those two seats, that might not be enough to get Democrats where they need to be at also know we've been watching North Carolina really closely all night. Largely seen as a bellwether state for how the Senate would go Republican incumbent Thom Tillis is leading there. The Associated Press has not called the race. But Republicans I'm talking to tonight feel pretty good at their chances of holding on to a Senate majority, albeit with fewer seats and explain why that matters what the difference is between if we imagine that Biden wins the presidency, which we certainly don't know, But what is the difference between A Democratic president with a democratically controlled Congress and a Democratic president with a Republican controlled Congress. Well, I think what's interesting is if Republicans do retain control of the Senate. In some ways, it will be a status quo on Capitol Hill. We're looking at still split control of Congress. Democrats are still heavily favored toe hold their majority in the house. There's no reason to doubt that will happen, so whoever the next president is, but whether it be Donald Trump or Joe Biden They're likely to be facing a divided Congress. And what is the lesson? Bin of the past decade of divided government is that it's a recipe for gridlock and for a confrontation, and if that is the outcome of this election, I think the idea that we're going to see big sweeping legislative change becomes less and less likely, and on the House side. I interviewed Speaker Nancy Pelosi yesterday and she was optimistic about Democrats picking up seats tonight so far. Republicans have won a couple of seats they have and they have, and I think that's one of the things I'm looking at. That suggests that this sort of down ballot activity we're seeing is evidence that we're not going to see a big, dramatic Democratic wave tonight. Democrats still forecast to pick up digits seats in the single digits. But you know forecasters, we're going into the night saying they could pick up a CZ. Many is 15 to 20. That seems really unlikely. And we are seeing Democrats losing in some places to Democratic incumbents have already lost in Florida and South Florida, where the party took a bit of a weapon. Tonight. There's Democrats in New York. Max Rose, who was a freshman Democrat who won in the 2018 Democratic wave in a Staten Island district, a district very friendly to Donald Trump. He's down in the polls right now, but That race hasn't been officially called yet either Bellwether races in Virginia, you know, Republican incumbents have been winning their Arkansas so it is definitely not the terrible night that a lot of house Republicans were braced for. And if anything, I think I hear much more optimism coming from Republican strategist and Democrats at this hour, one race that is getting national attention, not because it was competitive, but because of the person who wanted Marjorie Taylor Greene. Somebody who has Made racist statements supported the conspiracy theory Q and on and is now headed to Congress. She is, and I would also note that in one of the Georgia Senate races tonight, Kelly Leffler Well, we can't say she won the runoff because it hasn't been declared. But her conservative opponent, Doug Collins, could seated the race to her, which means she will be the Republican likely going to a runoff in January, and she courted Marjorie Greens endorsement in the Senate race, and I think that speaks to sort of The influence the rising influence that someone like Marjorie Green and her views have inside the Republican Party to The Associated Press is actually just called the Georgia Senate going to run off with you as you were speaking.
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"Pull off an upset against Richard Neal sixteen term incumbent and chair of the ways and Means Committee Morris. The openly gay mayor of holyoke supports Medicare for all and green new deal. The Oversight Committee says it'll, subpoena postmaster, General Louis to joy major trump to owner this week for withholding documents from Congress Democrats are seeking answers as to why recent changes were made to the postal service that have caused widespread delays and the run up to the November election as a record number of people prepare to vote by mail in the midst of the pandemic. A Federal Appeals Court denied the Justice Department's effort to end former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's case on Monday Attorney General William. Bars pushing to drop charges against Flynn even though he twice pleaded guilty to lying under oath to the FBI. Meanwhile in a win for trump, a federal appeals court ruled the House Judiciary Committee does not have the authority to sue trump's former White House counsel Don mcgann for refusing testified. House Democrats were hoping to compel them again to testify about possible obstruction of justice in the Mueller investigation. And in sports news tennis champion Naomi Asaka walked onto the court of her first round match at the US. Open. Monday wearing a face mask wearing the name of Brianna Taylor. Asako whose father is Haitian recently withdrew from her matches at the Western and southern open to protest racism. The Briana Taylor mask is one of seven face coverings each one honoring a different person that Asaka brought with her to the US. Open it takes seven wins to claim victory at the tournament. ASAKA said quote it's quite sad that seven masks is not enough for the amount of names. So hopefully I'll get to the finals so you can see.
"congress democrats" Discussed on 710 WOR
"This never idea about the peacefully transfer power making plans to leave the house didn't plan ahead. And I said the elections I believe, but he with plaster installed himself as some kind of emergency way that you continue along office. That's why the American people better wake up. The American people had better wake up to trump. This is a sitting member of Congress, folks. Congressman Clyburn, the American people better wake up. Trump is is Mussolini to Putin's Hitler? Okay, which is already insane. This is already way off the rails of the crazy train. Not going off the rails. It's off way off the rails. OK, but he continues with this to say that Trump's gonna install himself as a dictator. You've had other members of Congress Democrats saying this for weeks. Now you see, this is this is absurd. Right? There's no, there's no merit to these allegations. There's no good faith in these fears. This is all hyperbole, its absurdity. But there's a reason they're doing this. They are doing this for for two very clear purpose is that I see one If you can convince and remembered. A lot of people that were are still convinced. That Russia tampered in the last election and caused Trump to win right. And that the Trump campaign was a part of it. A lot of Democrats still believe that But if you can convince them that Trump Is Already disqualified in a sense because of a predetermined unwillingness to leave office if he loses. Then that will justify whatever you need to do. To get rid of him, right? And it of course, mobilizes your base and your side, So you're essentially forecasting a crisis. And then you'll claim when when this actually happens, Aussie? I told you so Anything that you have to do to avoid that crisis is acceptable. And if you lose afterwards, you'll say, See Whatever we had to do was necessary. Whatever we had to do was necessary because if we hadn't done it, he wouldn't have left office. Even if he wins and stay and you know that it's all around, right? They win either way. They create a narrative. That's unf also fireable. If Trump wins the election. Well, then he gets to stay in office. They'll say it was a legitimate And then they'll also they'll cover up for whatever they've done along the way to prevent him, you know, Starting these phony investigation side Vance here in New York, this attorney investigating Trump and his family. Oh, yeah, that has nothing to do with politics. Sure, That's just that's just the law. Yeah. Yeah, really Stupid people believe that But you see, they're already starting. They don't wait. They don't give this any time to to turn into something. They're creating it. And then the events will unfold. Ah, you see, Trump won't leave office. Therefore, whatever we have to do In the meantime, is acceptable. Here's Mike Barnicle over at MSNBC. Because that's what I want to hear from a grouchy old guy that nobody cares. But he has to say first thing in the morning on morning, Joe. I don't know why they put some people on TV, but they do. Mike Barnicle here is Telling you that he hopes for all of our sakes, Trump loses by a lot because again, it's not going to leave office. Call me a cynic Joe, if you will, but one thing I think we all learned in the year 2000 Republicans are pretty good at fixing. The way we count ballots in this country, And now with this whole pure over mail in votes, uh, we could be sitting down for Thanksgiving dinner, not really knowing specifically who the president elect of the United States is Out. So we all have to pray. That is gonna be a landslide for Joe Biden in order to avoid this conflict, calm. To avoid the conflict with the mail in ballots. You gotta have a landslide for by. I don't think anybody's really expecting a landslide. Four. Before Moon Biden. I don't think so. Who knows? But it's somehow is Trump's fault that there is a situation that Democrats Are are pushing for her. You know, Democrats are a little bit like the Scorpion and the frog. You know the old parable Scorpion, the frog. The Scorpion's going to take the frog across the river and the Frogs hold on Scorpion. I'm not going. I'm not going to take you across the river. Because what if you sting me in the scorpion says Come on. I'm not gonna do that. If we're in the middle of the river, and I sting you, and we're both going to die, and this frog goes. You know what? That's a good point. That seems reasonable. So the frog gives a scorpion a ride gets and gets the middle of the river. Scorpion stings The frog frog Less of the Scorpion Scorpion says Sorry. It's in my nature. That's just who I am. That's just what I do. Democrats right now are demanding. Mail in voting nationwide demanding it Oh Cove it if we don't have it, we can't Oh, no. You know what they're going to do if the election doesn't go their way. They will complain about all of the irregularities on go claim fraud based upon the mail in voting that they are demanding, guaranteed, you'll look back and say, Well, that Buck guy, he really He really saw this one coming, didn't he? Just like I saw tested trace in New York a joke. I told you would be I told you. You have listening the show for a few months. You know if it's a guy going to trace all these people, this is insane. But now we see The beginnings. I think of of what the what the narrative is going to be, Which is that no matter what Trump does, and I want to be prepared for this, no matter what the election outcome is They will claim that Trump tried to cheat. And if he wins, it was illegitimate. And if he loses whatever they did to make him lose, no matter how illicit how wrong how illegal how unfair was necessary. And justified. It's important to understand. The kind of election worrying and against what type of opposition This is not a good faith opposition of people who are coming together and just want to see what the American people decide in November They want this outcome determined in a certain way. And they will do whatever.
"congress democrats" Discussed on KTOK
"To the state would increase dramatically but only for new casinos there will be staggering job losses in Oklahoma by the time the corona virus pandemic comes to an end Beth Myers reports the director of the Oklahoma tax commission says Oklahoma will lose about one hundred eighty thousand jobs in the second quarter due to the covert nineteen pandemic in the drop in oil prices and J. Doyle says the state jobless rate will hover at about fourteen percent for the next few months there's still a lot of uncertainty on the long term effects of building nineteen on state revenue recovery several additional quarters of data will help us better understand the long term economic picture for the state but the drag from the oil and gas sector will process in Oklahoma's recovery is likely to lack the pace of national recovery two twenty twenty Doyle says there will likely be a smaller total job downturn in Oklahoma compared to the rest of the country but a slower bounce back due to the weakness in the oil and gas sector the U. S. Senate has advanced another round of economic stimulus to respond to the corona virus pandemic Jared Halpern reports a voice vote in the Senate passed the nearly half a trillion dollars corona virus relief package getting more than three hundred billion dollars to the paycheck protection program sixty billion dollars in additional disaster loans and grants seventy five billion dollars for hospitals and twenty five billion dollars for corona virus testing the house is expected to pass the measure tomorrow but the interim legislation is unlikely to be the final economic response from Congress Democrats say additional legislation is required to help state local and tribal governments with budget shortfalls the White House is pushing for an infrastructure proposal the jump start job creation the state health department reports an additional twenty one covert nineteen deaths in Oklahoma that's the.
"congress democrats" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Officially over as president trump no surprise was acquitted by the Republican led Senate yesterday senator sound trumpet not guilty on both counts of impeachment abuse of power and obstruction of Congress but it wasn't a completely clean sweep Utah senator Mitt Romney cast the only Republican guilty vote on the charge of abuse of power I believe that the act he took an effort to corrupt and election is as destructive an attack on the oath of office and our constitution as I can imagine Romney did vote against the second article of impeachment accusing the president of obstruction of Congress Democrats of course held together and casting guilty votes on both counts the first in a vote to acquit the president for abuse of power came in at fifty two to forty eight the second vote to acquit trump on obstruction of Congress was fifty three to forty seven so it's finally over right we can move on stop talking about it no far from from over in fact house speaker Nancy Pelosi said president trump remains an ongoing threat to democracy despite being acquitted adding the president has been impeach forever now as far as what president trump has to say we expect to hear from him later today he has confirmed on Twitter he's going to make a public statement at eleven o'clock this morning our time and he did take a victory lap online already posting a fake time magazine cover suggesting he will remain president forever what a waste of time and money Hey they've just build a bigger divide between the Republicans and Democrats and be no the claws around for Nancy Pelosi all want to go after her for tearing up her copy via the seat of the union address so what we'll see I mean I don't know where that's going to go but it just it's getting nastier and nastier by the day and of the of course but you know the Democrats will look for any reason whatsoever to probably try to draw up articles of impeachment against the president again so again we will bring up president trump speech to you this morning and it'll be definitely interesting to hear what he has to say after being acquitted by the Senate on both articles right now let's get to your fox business news.
"congress democrats" Discussed on WJR 760
"The pain because one of my Rogers is closing arguments begin Monday a lot of senators have been sitting in the chamber absolutely not going to speak at all during the trial had been a lot of them have been eager to speak and they will be allowed to do that voice their views about the process about everything that's been happening side they'll be making there's force which is Monday through Wednesday and then that will set up a key vote Wednesday afternoon the major vote about the president trump and whether he should be convicted on charges of high crimes and misdemeanors abuse of power in a structure of Congress Democrats called today's vote against witnesses a tragedy as Republican said time to move on number of sack the U. S. announced new curbs on foreign nationals who have been in China as the death toll from the corona virus in that country has risen by another forty six to two fifty nine delta is ditching the uniforms its employees call toxic more than five hundred delta employees filed a lawsuit against lance and claiming the uniforms cause vocal cord problems breathing difficulties skin blisters and rashes migraines and other issues delta hopes to have new uniforms in place by late twenty twenty one I know and Kate's two women were arrested in Florida today after police opened fire on them for running to security checkpoints near Mar a Lago the president was not at the resort at the time United Kingdom finally cast off from the European Union today with brought to tears claiming victory and popping champagne corks for an independence day they said marked a new era for the country the Dow dropped more than six hundred points today on fears the spread of the corona virus will slow economic growth.
"congress democrats" Discussed on KCRW
"From NPR news in Washington I'm korva Coleman house Democrats are set to wrap up their opening arguments today in the impeachment trial of president trump and be ours kills the snow reports they're expected to focus on the second article of impeachment obstruction of Congress Democrats plan to detail actions they say trump took to interfere with the house investigations into his contact with regard to Ukraine they point to trump's refusal to allow top aides to testify and his efforts to block documents from being shared with investigators this is the third and final day of opening arguments for Democrats trump's defense team is set to begin their arguments on Saturday like the Democrats they have twenty four hours over three days to make their case trump's attorneys have not said if they plan to use the full amount of their time when they're finished senators will have eighteen hours to submit written questions to both sides before the considerate meeting new documents and witnesses healthy smell and PR news the capitol president trump is set to address thousands of anti abortion rights activists during the annual March for life in Washington DC today it's the first time a sitting president will address the March in person and piercer McCammon has more two years ago trump became the first president to address the March for life by live video feed now with just months ago before the November election he's attending in person March for life president Jeanie Manzini issued a statement praising trump's and his administration as quote consistent champions for life in a statement neighbor all pro choice America president Elise Hogue called trump's decision to attend quote an act of desperation and an effort to whip up a radical anti choice base social and religious conservatives have rally behind president trump who's appointed conservative federal judges and supported policies aimed at restricting abortion the March for life begins with a rally on the national mall and concludes with the March to the US Supreme Court sermon Kaman NPR news Washington a small group of climate activists walk through Davos Switzerland today the side of this week's World Economic Forum they were joined by Swedish activist gratitude Burke she's been personally criticize this week by treasury secretary Stephen mission over her demands that world governments and corporations slash their reliance on fossil fuels to Enberg brushed off the criticism the situation is not.
"congress democrats" Discussed on KQED Radio
"In another first top drug company executives are heading to jail for their role in the opioid crisis an author confronts criticism for her new immigrant novel American musician who sings the words they're coming to America has a birthday on this Friday January twenty fourth Neil Diamond turned seventy nine years old news is next live from NPR news in Washington I'm korva Coleman house Democrats are set to wrap up their opening arguments today in the impeachment trial of president trump and beers kills the snow reports they're expected to focus on the second article of impeachment obstruction of Congress Democrats plan to detail actions they say trump took to interfere with the house investigations into his contact with regard to Ukraine they point to trump's refusal to allow top aides to testify and his efforts to block documents from being shared with investigators this is the third and final day of opening arguments for Democrats trump's defense team is set to begin their arguments on Saturday like the Democrats they have twenty four hours over three days to make their case trump's attorneys have not said if they plan to use the full amount of their time when they're finished senators will have eighteen hours to submit written questions to both sides before the considerate meeting new documents and witnesses healthy smell and PR news the capitol thousands of anti abortion rights activists will March in Washington DC today and president trump is preparing to address the crowd as in piercer McCammon reports it's the first time a sitting president will address the March for life in person vice president Mike pence has spoken at the annual event other Republican presidents have phone N. recent statements and president trump spoke through a live video feed two years ago but this is the first time a president will physically attended the March for life according to organizers this is of course an election year and social conservatives make up a key part of president trump space and peer Serra McCammon China says it will build an entirely new makeshift hospital within six days as a deadly new virus spreads its killed at least twenty six people and sickened more than eight hundred others and beers Emily Fang reports China took similar steps in two thousand three.
Questions remain after Trump's speech on Iran
"The president's speaking to the American people today tonight the White House releasing these new images of the president and his top national security advisers in the situation room last night after the Iranian attack. Late today his staff briefing members of Congress about what led to the deadly drone strike. Roy then caused Iran to retaliate. One angry Republican senator afterward calling it the worst briefing he's ever heard while serving in the Senate here's ABC's chief White House correspondent Jonathan Jonathan Karl. The president stepped before the cameras today flanked by the military leadership and made his first comments about Iran's attack on US facilities in Iraq Iraq. Now Talking Peace Not War. Iran appears to be standing down which is a good thing for all parties concerned at a very a good thing for the world. The president is standing down to after monitoring the attack last night in the situation room. The White House releasing these photos today he I decided he would not strike back at Iran instead he called for economic sanctions and suggested what he really wants is negotiations with Iran's leaders. We must must all work together toward making a deal with Iran that makes the world a safer and more peaceful place. Still he defended. It is decision to order the strike. That Killed Qasim Sulejmani last week in recent days he was planning new attacks on American targets but we stopped him but the the White House still hasn't revealed to the American public any evidence Sulejmani presented an imminent threat today. The president's national security team gave closed door or classified briefings to Congress. Democrats left thoroughly unconvinced and one of the harshest reviews came from a Republican senator. Mike Lee of Utah Utah. Probably the worst briefing of seen at least on a military issue in the nine years I've served in the United States Senate one of the messages we receive from the briefers. I was do not debate. Do not discuss the issue of the appropriateness of further Miller military intervention against Iran. And then if you do you'll be emboldening. Iran it's un-american. It's unconstitutional and it's wrong. Words from a Republican senator late today Giancarl live at the White House and John Senator. Mike Lee says he's so angry that will now support a measure to limit the president's ability to wage war in Iran. Both the House and the Senate are are soon be expected as soon vote on resolutions that would limit the president's ability to take military action on Iran without first getting congressional approval. It's unclear whether that would pass in the Republican controlled Senate and of course even if it passed both chambers David it would almost certainly be vetoed by the president. Already giancarl with us from the White House again tonight John on thank you heard. President trump saying we are ready to embrace peace when it comes to Iran but how the Iranians respond. ABC's chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz. She's bed in Tehran for days. Now and Martha with us live again tonight. And what are you hearing underground Martha Well David Tonight. The threat of all out war here certainly seems over for now. The Foreign Foreign Minister tweeting that Iran has concluded proportionate measures with its retaliatory strikes adding that Iran does not seek escalation or war but they are a long way from any sort of negotiations as president trump suggested they simply don't trust him and there is still fiery rhetoric coming from officials here on live TV today. Iran's supreme leader calling the Iranian missile strike a slap in the face delivered to America and calling calling for all US troops to get out of the Mideast. So David a heat may be turned way down this standoff with Iran is far from over David Martha Raddatz in Tehran. Hey Ron Martha thank
"congress democrats" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Above our free and fair elections and above our ability to hold public officials accountable Democrats introduced two articles of impeachment against the president saying he should be removed from office for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress Democrats like rent promote giant poll say president trump abused his power if we allow this president to put himself above the law we allow all future presidents to be above the law but Republicans like Louie Gohmert say this whole process is unnecessary have sat through trials that were hard to sit through but nothing like sitting this week in this committee hearing once the back and forth is done the committee will take a final vote if they are approved the entire house than those on the impeachment articles then it moves to the Senate for a trial while Democrats have the majority in the house democratic refuse to make bath says she's voting her conscience I believe the president abuse the power of his office Republican Rep Matt Gaetz says this is Much Ado About Nothing impeachment is their passion their drugs they're all consuming ambition and obsession I'm John Lawrence it's nine minutes after the hour the justice department's inspector general Lee is pressed about his report on the origins of the Russia investigation Terry Moore reports during a Senate hearing Michael Horowitz said the investigation was not fueled by improper motives we did not find documentary for testimonial evidence that indicated political bias for improper motivation he also noted numerous procedural errors and omissions by the FBI and said they raised to civil liberties concerns are what's called for reforms current apartment FBI policies are not sufficient to ensure appropriate oversight and accountability when such operations potentially implicate sensitive constitutionally protected activity South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee what happened here is the system failed people of the highest level of our government took the law in their own hands California Democrat Dianne Feinstein view the report differently simply put the N. F. B. I. investigation was motivated by fax not biased the inspector general investigation ran for about a year and a half I'm Terry Moore on Capitol Hill ten minutes after the hour officials in New Jersey said that the grocery store where two shooters got into a gunbattle with police was targeted but for the moment they stopped short of saying that the kosher grocery was targeted for anti semantic reasons Steve Castin brown has that story Jersey city officials said security camera videos clearly show that the kosher grocery store where the two shooters engaged in a firefight with police was purposefully targeted public safety director James J. now the video they parked.
House Democrats Announce Articles of Impeachment
"The House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President trump including abuse of power. Judiciary Committee Chair jerrold Nadler made the announcement is an impeachable offense for the president. Is it into exercise the powers of his public office to obtain an improper personal benefit while ignoring or in injuring during the national interest. That is exactly what President Trump did when he solicited and pressured Ukraine to interfere in our two thousand twenty presidential election thus damaging our national security undermining the integrity of the next election and violating his oath to the American people the second article relates to obstruction of Congress. Democrats alleged president trump prevented at least nine officials goals from testifying and blocked the federal government from sharing documents with lawmakers joining me. Now Is Wall Street Journal reporter Chaban Hughes Chevron what can you tell us about. Democrats strategy in narrowing down to two articles of impeachment against the President and Democrats had a couple of big goals. They wanted to keep their caucus together and they wanted to present a case to the American people that was clear and muddled both of those goals. Help explain why. Democrats limited their articles of impeachment only to focus on obstruction of congress and abuse of power. For what was left out was a charge of obstruction of justice and what's significant about that is obstruction of justice. Is the charge that would have covered did donald trump's actions as detailed and special counsel Robert Muller's report and that report. Mr Muller painted a picture of a president who obstructed justice on at least five occasions according to an analysis by Democrats and others that includes trying to get then White House is counsel Don mcgann to force Robert Mueller out of office to basically take him off of the probe and then in other cases to try to get Mr Muller to narrow his probe that focused only on future meddling and what happened in twenty sixteen for a lot of Democrats especially the thirty one democrats in the district's but Donald Trump won. That would have been a bridge too far it would have been a stretch. Some of those Democrats had said the only reason they were willing to vote for articles. Live impeachment this time with because of the Ukraine probe. Not because of anything that had happened before. And then and that's he Pelosi wanted to keep her caucus together. I'm glad you mentioned that. Because of course this impeachment inquiry is proceeding against the backdrop of heading into the two thousand twenty elections. And I'm curious how much that plays into to the calculus here in terms of which articles to seek and how for Democrats are willing to go here. Democrats have publicly stated that their their motivations are not at all political that they're acting out of a desire to really stand up for the constitution. But it's pretty clear that electoral L. Politics are certainly in the backdrop and that it does help. Democrats limit their risk by focusing only on two articles of impeachment. uh-huh it inoculate them from charges. That Democrats are broadly negative against Mr Trump and are willing to throw an entire book. Look at him without thoughtfulness consideration. Chaban as we look forward to potentially seeing this on the House floor. How might those electoral politics play out out there? Well in a couple of ways most prominently. The politics will play out in terms of the number of votes that has democrats amass. Nancy Pelosi has a reputation for never bringing something to the floor. That won't pass. She said unless you're passing legislation or resolutions. All you're doing is having a conversation but there is still the risk that some of those thirty one democrats could break with her. So what we are watching for are the numbers of Democrats who ended up defecting and then both parties have been saying that the Senate is unlikely to impeach the president we would need a two-thirds majority they're exactly and Republicans have fifty three votes in the Senate compared with forty seven for Democrats. So what this means is a full twenty. Twenty Republicans would have to side with Democrats and vote to convict the president which is why that seems unlikely. Now Democratic senator. Chris Murphy gave a very very interesting interview last week in which he said he thought as many as five Republicans might side with Democrats and vote in favor of conviction so that would show a party. Hardy rift that would be significant but clearly a far cry from the numbers needed for a conviction. If President Trump Wall Street Journal reporter show Von Hughes keeping keeping us up to date on all the impeachment proceedings
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"The house subject to the gentleman is recognized for one minute Democrat choice Beatty Mister speaker when we got home our constituents ask what is the Congress doing what has the Congress done so Mister speaker I rise proudly to let the American people know that Democrats are fighting for the people in twenty nineteen alone we have passed nearly four hundred deals over two hundred and seventy five of which were bipartisan to name a few a once in a generation gun violence prevention BO raising the minimum wage protecting people with pre existing health care conditions and keeping the United States in the Paris climate agreement I am proud that I have author bills that have passed the house one to make home buying more affordable we have a problem with affordable housing another to make the financial system more diverse and inclusive HR two eighteen in addition I have three bills that were adopted is amendments into legislation unfortunately three hundred bills are over there with Mr McConnell let's get them out of the graveyard so they don't die on the vine thank you Mister speaker and I yield back for what purpose does the gentleman from New Jersey seek recognition objects in the gentleman is recognized for one minute Mister speaker I rise today to sound the alarm about an issue that is badly impacting my constituents in the fifth district New Jersey every single day the cap on the state level tax deduction which led to a major tax hike on my district imposed by the Moocher states right now as congressional leadership considers year and legislation in these last days a year why would they not fix the biggest tax problem one of them all the state local tax deduction it's time to end double taxation I released this report last week on the impact of the small cap on the garden state it's clear taxes in north Jersey are through the roof people are leaving the state in droves in our home values are plummeting because of the end of the state local tax deduction we must it's time to end that captain I'm calling Congress Democrats and Republicans to come together to reinstate the salt adduction this year and give a real tax cut to north Jersey this Congress I introduce bipartisan legislation to fully reinstate salt on a help lead not one but two bipartisan resolutions overturning the harmful treasury regulations that kept us from the docking Charbel contributions are federal taxes we have to fix this and reinstates all this year and cut taxes for New Jersey families first respond or small businesses that are the backbone of our community we sit down at a time is it wired and prop up the mood you're states anymore I yield back thank Democrat Josh got Heimer for what purpose does the gentleman from California seek recognition without objection the gentleman is recognized for one minute Mister speaker I rise today to honor the life of me on fuel they got Korea son of Lee score asked with a low in like the land of Korea he passed away November twenty fourth surrounded by his loved ones Neil was a hard working child of immigrants he was born in watts California on April twenty fourth nineteen twenty six but his family spent much of his childhood living and talk at that because medical legal lived a hard life but an honest life the devastation of the Great Depression followed him in his family from the United States from Mexico he never received a formal education he worked as a migrant farm worker across the country following harvest despite all these hardships Neil was a gentle giant and never met a stranger he was always ready to give a hug smile a dollar meal or even the shirt off his back he'd always tell me good deeds always come back to you and he was known by is saying down the that deal live the hard great life we celebrate your life today and he will be missed by the community and your family Mister speaker I yield Democrat Lou Karan.
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"The roadways for the holiday in held and fairness a federal judge's order and former White House counsel John began to appear before Congress Democrats had sought his testimony in the course of the mall investigation and that questions about possible obstruction of justice by the president and here's why Lucas explains how this relates to the current impeachment inquiry associated with the president's interactions with Ukraine the administration has blocked other senior administration officials from testifying in in the Ukraine matter that includes acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney former deputy national security adviser Charles Kupperman those two were both subpoena this as part of the house impeachment inquiry both refused to appear in theory yes this ruling could provide political cover for individuals like those two who want to come forward and testify but there's no indication at this point that moving any or copper men or former national security adviser John bold for that matter really do want to come forward and testify NPR's Ryan Lucas this is NPR news in Washington Russian sports officials today are protesting recommendations from the committee of the world anti doping agency that Russia be banned from the Olympics for four years there will be a decision at a meeting of the agency's executive committee on December ninth in Paris last year Russia was banned from games by the international Olympic committee as a punishment for alleged state sponsored doping at the two thousand fourteen games in Sochi at least eight people are dead after a powerful earthquake struck the small eastern European country of Albania Christopher list eight reports several buildings collapsed trapping residents beneath the rubble in the capital Tirana according to the U. S. Geological Survey the shallow epicenter was less than twenty miles outside the city and registered a magnitude of six point four so strong it was felt across the Adriatic Sea in southern Italy so far most of the deaths have been reported in neighboring cities like that of a grandmother in Doris who shielded her grandson by cradling him with her body according to local media since the initial tremor at least one strong after shock has rocked to Ronna the impoverished Balkan nation is known for its mix of Roman Ottoman fascist and communist era architecture it's the second powerful earthquake to rock the area in about two months for NPR news I'm Christopher live say in Rome on their helicopter collision over Molly has left thirteen French soldiers dead according to French president Emmanuel macron the soldiers were fighting Islamist extremist anti aircraft collided during a combat operation micron told reporters I'm Louise.
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"The 14 term congressman to 75 said in a Facebook post he's retiring because he wants flexibility to spend more time with his children and grandchildren after 28 years of spending 4 days a week in Washington so far 20 house Republicans have announced they will not seek reelection 3 other GOP lawmakers have resigned and have left Congress Democrats seems certain to target kings district in 2020 which narrowly went for president trump in 2016 shelling out there Washington
New York Rep. Peter King won't seek reelection in 2020
"The fourteen term congressman to seventy five said in a Facebook post he's retiring because he wants flexibility to spend more time with his children and grandchildren after twenty eight years of spending four days a week in Washington so far twenty house Republicans have announced they will not seek reelection three other GOP lawmakers have resigned and have left Congress Democrats seems certain to target kings district in twenty twenty which narrowly went for president trump in twenty sixteen shelling out there Washington
Source: Trump, in Call, Urged Ukraine to Investigate Biden's Son
"This to sources tell the Associated Press president trump in a phone call in July urge the new president of Ukraine to investigate hunter Biden the son of the toppling democratic candidate for president hunter Biden was working for a Ukrainian gas company the whistle blower complaint remain secret though because the trump administration has blocked its release to Congress Democrats say trump separate clearly shows he was trying to damage Biden's campaign Biden says if the report is true then there's no bottom to president trump's willingness to abuse his power and a base our country he's demanding trump released a transcript of the call so that the American people can judge for
Report Details Conditions at Border
"This week a report from the department of homeland security details pour conditions at border patrol stations along the southern border the release of the report came after democratic credit lawmakers visited the border and denounced conditions there joining me now it'd be a skype from las angeles is wall street journal reporter alicia caldwell alicia let's start with that visit earlier this week we heard from lawmakers who detailed what they saw at the border there as well is reports of a private facebook group including current and former u s border patrol agents will tell us right so it's it's not that in the past week for the us border patrol said members of congress democrats went down to do you all paso area ensured facilities there in came away with this sort of dark impression of what these facilities are end as one member described it he he said it was a representative castro said it was jail like shoot to be clear you is in jail these border patrol facilities he's holding cells are just that their cells that said they were never built with the intention of housing people were more than a few hours occasionally back you know in the eighties nineties in an early in the mid thousands they would hold people overnight if somebody was apprehended in the middle of the night but generally it was an in and out situation because they were built at a time when the overwhelming majority jordy of of illegal border crossers those encountered by the border patrol were single men from mexico you know occasionally you'd have women but generally was mostly single men an end the overwhelming majority of people were from mexico in in the in cases of those arrests border patrol could process them in and remove and back to mexico within hours you can't do that with with unaccompanied children and you can't do that with families generally who are are asking for a us island rather protections in usa there's a lot of laws and and strictures on how children are supposed to be held in government care or custody including but not limited to rules that prohibit the government from holding onto children unaccompanied children prolonged within seventy two hours in those holding facility in internal government rules have a seventy two hour limit forgetting everybody out of those border patrol stations because again they're they're not built for four overnight or prolong prolong stays there snow shower there's new kitchen in these facilities there there might be a break room generally in any border patrol station but it's not a kitchen it's not a cafeteria there's no real bathrooms there's a toilet in each cinder or block cell and opt in sync although members of congress imported that things were not working at least until they were in there is no running water other than in the toilet that's not a good situation for anybody border patrol has said they don't want people there that long they certainly children and families there that long but they're stuck because they can't move them out of the system can't release children on their own they say in and they can't just release adults and families although be agency is releasing families to non government agencies shelters across you know all along the border from san diego to brownsville texas communities you're being inundated by the release of families to local shelters unleashed did they report from the homeland security department to reiterate or confirmed the conditions that lawmakers reported earlier in the week it did it it's you know at least the second such report on border patrol facility they raise the red flag in may they're raising it again again based on spot visits this time in the rio grande valley they described standing room only conditions for adults again in children and families or children and adults had been held far beyond seventy two hour limits in one
"congress democrats" Discussed on WJR 760
"Welcome back. This is the Ben Shapiro show. So a court has now ruled against President Trump. He was attempting to block congress Democrats in congress from seeking his old accounting records. The judge goes even further than that. The judge says that according to this oversight committee, the records will assist in monitoring the president's compliance with the foreign emoluments clause. These are facially valid legislative purposes. It is not for this court to question. Whether the committee's actions are truly motivated by political considerations accordingly. The court will enter judgement in favor of the oversight committee. Well, actually, it is for the court to question, whether the committee's actions are motivated by political considerations. If they cannot name a in a relevant quoque on which to build this particular subpoena. It's this, this ruling is so insanely broad. And again, Democrats should understand that because this could come back to bite them in a very serious way. A Republican will not be president forever and congress will not be democratic forever. President Trump is correct to point out that this ruling is kind of crazy. Nonetheless, I it just exposes once again, that's judiciary is out of control. Unfortunately, and I mean this is Judy. She airy that is ruling consistently that President Barack Obama had authority to issue effectively immunity for dreamers for Donald Trump has no executive authorities rollback, the immunity for dreamers. The courts are out of control. It's funny when the founders created the constitution what they hope for was the system of checks and balances. No that did not mean that all of the branches. We're going to really powerful. They thought that the article one branch legislature is going to be the most powerful followed by the presidency. Followed by the judiciary in many ways. What has happened? Is that the legislature has become almost hysterical organ of government, where all legislation and regulation has actually done from the executive branch except when there's a political break between congress and the president in which case, the legislative branch acts as effectively an investigative unit aided by the judiciary. This is a different. System of checks, and balances then was sought by the founders in the first place, the founders were hoping that the lead check on the executive branch wouldn't fact lie in the legislative branch but not really through impeachment so much as controlling the means and mechanisms of policy, instead, congress kits all the means and mechanisms of policy-making over to the executive branch, the regulatory agencies do virtually all the making in American government now. And then when people in congress, don't like the president instead of them, scaling back his authority to do things they want personal investigations into his accounting practices from nineteen Ninety-two, that is not the sort of checks and balances we were talking about, and then you've got the judiciary, which steps in every so often, and quashes, the ability of the executive branch to enforce laws that are duly on the books, so it's very weird. There is a system of checks and balances in place, but the system of checks and balances is completely different than the system of checks and balances, originally envisioned by the founders, the founders thought that the legislative branch would zealously guard. It's powers of rulemaking and legislation. They did not. They handed those the executive. They thought the executive branch with zealously guard its own powers against the legislative authorities encroachment and that has happened to a certain extent. But then the judiciary has overruled that and created this weird new system or the executive is basically, in I is effectively im- by instituted with all of these imbued imbued with all of these powers and the only check on the powers of the executive is investigations and impeachment which is why which is why our policy making so fractured right now imagine if we went through the normal channels for making legislation legislation start in the house, and then passed the Senate and the president signed, it rulemaking was not made by the executive authority. Well, that would require all these branches to work together more than they do. The, the system that we have now is basically congress delegates all of its authority to the executive and then winds about it when the executive does what they don't want them to do pretty amazing. Meanwhile, this sort of stupid system of checks and balances continues to play out with regard to Don Mcgann. President from his directed is former White House counsel, Don Mcgann to skip a House Judiciary committee hearing scheduled for Tuesday, citing a Justice department opinion that he cannot be compelled to testify about his official duties Mcgann confirmed on Monday evening that he won't appear. Now, this is not an argument that McGinn that the Mcgann couldn't testify. If you wanted to again wants to testify, he can the argument, the President Trump is making is that if McGown does not testify, there's no punishment in store for him, which is actually true, the development prompted an incident response late on Monday from House Judiciary committee, chairman, Jerry Nadler of New York, and said, we're having the hearing tomorrow, we are expecting Mr. mcgann's show up pursuant to the subpoena. They had the hearing today. There was no there was no Mcgann showing up House Democrats are now claiming that. Maybe they will push forward with impeachment. They have power to do so are they actually going to do it? I have my serious doubt. Senator Kirsten gillibrand desperately attempting to garner attention in this presidential race, while riding at a at a high of zero percents in the polls says, well, you know, maybe this is going to prompt impeachment of President Trump, that he doesn't allow his White House counsel. Former White House counsel to show up even after allowing his former White House counsel to testify to the FBI which by the way, if you'd lied to the FBI that's a crime. He would go to jail, but according to Joel brand. If he doesn't show up an answer questions from Democrats than obviously Trump is going to be impeach. Yes. Sure. The Trump investigate the, what the Trump administration is doing is fundamentally blocking our constitutional right for oversight and accountability over his administration. And they're doing it aggressively certainly during the have proceedings against bar is a step telling witnesses like Mcgann that they are not post to testify, you know, I think it's something that speaker Pelosi, he should fix committees of jurisdiction now that they're trying to do oversight investigation. And I think she will contain a push very hard to get testimony and documents. But if the president it, oh, walling it may actually force, the house of hands, and they might decide to start a peach proceedings because they need to get access to the truth. Okay. They have access to the truth. It was all in the Miller report. The house is basically just frustrated. They didn't get what they wanted from the Muller report into now. They're making excuses. They're digging through President Trump's personal finances and subpoena. Hang his his accountants and they're going after. Mcgann who, again testified in front of Robert Muller, and they're going after William barb, the attorney general for a biding by the law coming up attorney general William bar is now saying that his defending President Trump not, because President Trump is President Trump, but because he doesn't want to see.
"congress democrats" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Fox's Rachel Sutherland live in Washington. Dave just days after attorney general William bar releases summary findings of the mullahs report the special counsel wrote him a letter saying the four page memo did not fully capture the context nature and substance of his investigation. Robert Muller also wrote there is now public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation, the Washington Post which obtain the letter reported the two later spoke on the phone during that conversation Muller said he did not believe bar summary memo to congress was inaccurate that he was concerned about the media coverage of the obstruction investigation. Dave, Rachel Democrats are upset over the letter congresswoman, Maxine Waters told MSNBC this administration at all of those who are lined up with the president trying to protect him have obstructed, not only Justice. But obstructive congress Democrats might subpoena bar. Tomorrow's house hearing, but Republican congressman John Ratcliffe told FOX if you want to ask questions about a four hundred and forty eight page report, the guy we ought to be talking to Bob Muller. Not bar Venezuela's opposition leader backed by the US is calling for more protests trying to oust disputed president Maduro. We don't know precisely when the moment is that he'll make the right decision for the people of Venezuela. He's shown utter lack over guard or care for their decency for their dignity secretary of state home told FOX business, Cuba and Russia are helping Madero and also must go. They'll be vigil today at the university of North Carolina Charlotte, the shooting the left two dead four wounded three of them critically in like thirty to fifty kids just like running like a stampede towards me screaming like there's there's a shooter at twenty two year old student facing murder charges of thirteen year old boys in critical condition at Philadelphia shot after midnight right outside of supermarket. He'd.
"congress democrats" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"At least three Americans are among the two hundred dead after multiple attacks on churches in free Lanka reaction to the Easter Sunday attacks that have left hundreds of Christians and tourists dead, including three Americans people Sri Lanka, the believers Christians of Sri Lanka will give us hope to think that they were at mass this morning on Easter Sunday. Even though there were threats New York archbishop cardinal Timothy Dolan. Authorities say there were eight explosions targeting churches in luxury hotels in Sri Lanka's capital of Colombo. Authorities here in the US ramping up security in the wake of those bombings. We're told there are no known threats to the US involve. What's unfolded in Sri Lanka, but police departments across the country are stepping up at trolls, including here in L A. The LAPD is beefing up its presence around places of worship and response to Sri Lanka just out of an abundance of caution. ABC's? Alec stone Sherlock has prime minister has said, he fears the violence could trigger trigger instability in the country. Now, a group of monitors internet censorship, says authorities have blocked most social media services. Mark Remillard, ABC news, Columbia Parkway will be down to one lane in both directions tomorrow between William Howard Taft and Kemper is crews continue to work on a landslide in congress. Democrats are calling for information from Robert Muller before any decision is made on action against the president. The report shows the Trump campaign had contact with the Russians for the exchange of information. The president's attorney Rudy Giuliani told CNN state of the union such an action is ill advised, but not illegal candidate in the whole world in America would take. Formation negative source from a hostile foreign source even illegal who says even legal democratic congressman Adam Schiff says congress should look into the Russian ties..
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"Political landscape and say. It can't be that. So many people are so down with the idea of green new deal Medicare for all. A removal v electoral college. It just can't be that way even on on the side of the political left. One hundred percent. In in all of their thoughts. No, one has no one has it assenting opinion. I can't be turns out. Correct. That isn't the case. Tony cats cats today. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast eat drink smoke on I tunes, politics, culture, bourbon and cigars drink smoke on itin. Give it a five star of you writer of you. Eat drink smoke. Be sure to take a listen to it today. There is a. A member of congress democrat in New York by the name max, rose and max rose has no interest in what it is. That Representative Cossio Cortez's putting out he's a thirty two year old US army veterans serving enough ghanistan, purple heart and bronze star for his service. And there were multiple questions that were asked of him. Comparisons to made about him and Representative Cossio Cortez. He is the one who was very very aggressive in calling out Representative Ilhan, Omar for her anti-semitism. Now, he's a member of congress in New York. I'm not surprised that he would come out to say, hey, I don't agree with this anti Semite. When could be a very fair amount of his voters are are Jewish. But he's also coming out in a very aggressive stance. Regarding Representative semitism, hold on a second regarding Representative Cossio Cortez and her take on the green new deal. Let's look at climate change in its we need urgent and bold action. I think that comes in the form of a substantial cap and trade program. We also have to come to terms with the fact that this is a global problem requires a global solution got ticket back into the parish agreements. Beyond that, though, we need substantial and incredible technological advancement. We need Pala projects of our generation for battery technology for other forms of carbon free energy production for smart grid systems. All these things have to happen. They have to happen quickly. This is not the time for milk, toast, 'incrementalist, it just isn't. But with that being said, the nothing about what I just said would provide a justification for a massive socialist economic policy platform. Now, I disagree with him on some of the things that he believes certainly cap and trade, but this is a democrat saying, quite clearly I believe in things, but things that maybe can actually be accomplished. What what this to do can't be accomplished? That brings us to a House Democrat name. Stephanie murphy. A florida. Who said that? The idea that in the greatest democracy the greatest capitalist system in the world. We're having a casual conversation about socialism, offends me. Because she's not interested in socialism. That's to Democrats who are at least trying to have different conversations..
House overwhelmingly passes broad measure condemning hate
"House minority leader Republican Kevin McCarthy reacting to the anti legislation vote on Capitol Hill the house passing a resolution four zero seven two twenty three do not make history write about our time with these two years that the most we've ever done is that we had to keep bringing resolutions to the floor to tell people that anti semitism is wrong. I don't. Thanks. Appreciated her by other people don't need. It was intended antisemitic way. House speaker Nancy Pelosi forced to defend a controversial freshman number of congress democrat Ilhan, Omar from Minnesota who now says being opposed to his really Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the occupation as she calls. It is not the same as being antisemitic. This isn't too we are as a country. We all believe that there is a there is a blast of divinity in every person who exists that we are all God's children.
EU border guard chief says 'no burning crisis' over migrants
"As simple from my perspective mind, you as securing our borders, the greatest nation ever exist, and we can't agree on protecting. It. We've lost the ability to talk to the other side. So yeah, I think without question. He common ground anymore. I'm sorry. You got a tweet by somebody who tweeted this out Reagan, we have a border crisis. Bush senior hold on. This is a response yet to Maxine Waters, Maxine Waters. Stupidity who was talking about every member of congress democrat and Republican must protect our constitutional power of the purse doing allow this president to run over us. You don't stand for something. You will fall for anything fake emergency fake wall. President. Shut up. So Jason re tweeted Reagan, we have a border crisis. Bush senior we have a border crisis Clinton, we have a border crow. We have a border crisis junior got a border. Crisis. It's a crisis at the border. Meaning that there's it. There's a place comes together between two countries and. The land goes up to that point from one, and then switches to the other country on the other side the border crisis. Obama we have a border crisis. Trump. Hey, let's build a wall and solve the border crisis. Libs, OMG Trump manufactured a border crisis.
"congress democrats" Discussed on WTVN
"Cannot take a shutdown off the table. And you cannot take a five point seven off the table. What if you end up someplace in the middle? Probably sees the president say, yeah. Okay. And then I'll go find the money someplace else appearing on ABC's. Meet the press on Sunday, Mick Mulvaney. The president's chief of staff warned we could be headed towards another government shutdown as they funding deadline is set to run out. The question is how many people should ice be able to detain at one time right now, they can detain about forty eight thousand people that's what they have authorized to pay for from congress. Democrats want to reduce that overall number to about thirty four thousand but more critically. They want to cap the number of people that can be apprehended inside the United States as distinct from people who are coming across the border and being held to about sixteen thousand five hundred people NBC's Capitol Hill. Correspondent Casey hunt says Republicans and democrat budget negoti. Gaiters are at a standstill over immigration enforcement and border security funding, the president meanwhile, they still demanding nearly six billion dollars to build a massive border wall. But the Democrats on that council will not budge for your ABC six first warning weather powered by the basement. Doctor rain showers will continue today. We'll see a high of thirty nine rain likely tonight. A low of thirty six I'm Allison Wyatt. Stay connected to Columbus in central Ohio on the hour, thirty minutes past and as news breaks. The Rush Limbaugh show continues next. You get a raise or something..
Trump hails judge's ruling against Obamacare as 'great'
"Judge had North Texas Friday night, declaring ObamaCare unconstitutional is guaranteeing that health care will be front and center in the coming. Congress democrat defenders of the law are ready to challenge. The ruling Meanwhile, President Trump is hailing the ruling. Big country. We'll be able to get great healthcare. We'll sit down with the Democrats were Florida. He and other Republicans say the next congress should put forth a better healthcare plan. Democrats say this opens the door to discussion of completely nationalized European style healthcare in the US what liberals like Bernie Sanders have dubbed Medicare for all an argument to the north side
Ex-Congresswoman who voted to impeach Nixon: Trump firing Sessions brings back troubling memories
"That gives Democrats subpoena power for the first time since President Donald Trump was elected two years ago a day after the election, Trump fired attorney general Jeff Sessions Trump's firing of sessions has led to many comparisons between Trump and former president Richard Nixon on Wednesday CNN's Jake tapper cold sessions ouster another chapter in quote, a slow motion multi-month Saturday night massacre. He was referencing the infamous Saturday night massacre in nineteen Seventy-three when then attorney general Elliot Richardson, and his deputy resigned after president Richard Nixon ordered Richardson to fire the special prosecutor investigating the Watergate scandal for more. We continue our conversation with Elizabeth thoughts. C'mon. Former US congresswoman from New York, she served on the House Judiciary committee that voted to impeach Richard Nixon for over forty years. She had the record of being the young woman ever elected to congress. Her new book the case for impeaching Trump is out Monday still with us. David Cole national legal director for the American Civil Liberties union, so the Saturday night massacre. I mean as you were watching this unfold yet yesterday, Liz, you must have. It must be you must have been flooded with memories. Oh, yeah. And it's not just happy memories is very troubling memories. In fact, you can say that you get you know, tangling up and down your spine from the repetition here. What what triggered Richard Nixon's impeachment was his view that he was above the law, and particularly that he could not be held accountable. He and his staff and his colleagues accountable under the criminal law. So when the special prosecutor. Asked for his tapes, Nixon had White House tapes and the tapes could prove whether or not he had ordered a cover up. Nixon said, no, you're not getting the tapes, and you're going to be fired and the American and he ordered the special prosecutor fired the America, and to the attorney general resigned deputy attorney general resigned, and then Robert Bork's number three fired at the American people. Understood what was going on. They knew that the tapes could prove whether the whether the president of the United States had engaged in a cover up or whether John dean who led she'd been involved in the cover-up was lying who was telling the truth. They understood this, and they said congress you have to do something about it. And these were tapes that Richard Nixon had secretly ordered himself the thing of the White House. Correct. And so at that point the impeachment Corey started, we didn't know exactly where it was going to go. But that's when it started. And right now you have. The president of the United States who had weighed deliberately till after the midterm election. So it would have no adverse political impact on him to fire the turn general the United States. Why did he fire him? There's nothing that as Mr. call set has nothing that sessions did that was contrary to his political view. I mean, political agenda the president's political views or political agenda, except then he wouldn't take control and he wouldn't oversee and he wouldn't supervise and he wouldn't interfere with Muller's investigation. And that was a NASA to this president because this president just like Nixon wants to control the criminal process that's gonna take place against him and his friends, and that is if we go down that road, we're becoming a banana Republic that's not the United States of America where a country that's committed to the rule of law and the president cannot put his finger on the thumb on the scale his thumb on the scale of Justice. That's. Not going to happen. And if it does happen, then God helped merica, well, independent Senator Bernie Sanders has warned that any attempt at obstruction on Trump's part of -struction of the Russia probe would be an impeachable offense. He tweeted Wednesday, quote, any attempt by the president or the Justice department to interfere with Muller's probe would be an obstruction of Justice and an impeachable offense goes no question about that. That was the firing of by Richard Nixon. Of Archibald Cox special prosecutor to stop and squelch that investigation was one of the grants, but the impeachment vote against Richard Nixon. So it may not you don't even need to go much farther. I think than even the appointment of Mr. Whittaker because it seems a parent that Mr. Whitaker is there for one purpose, which is to control an interfere with this investigation. And that turns out to be an congress can investigate that. And if it turns out that the purpose was to interfere with this investigation that in and of itself becomes not only basis for becomes the basis for the removal and impeachment of Donald Trump. So Liz Holzman last week the national archives released documents from the Watergate scandal, including new information relating to the indictment against president Richard Nixon the draft documents known as the Watergate roadmap show plans to charge Nixon with bribery conspiracy. Obstruction of Justice and obstruction of a cr-. Criminal investigation. Nixon was never charged with crimes though, a number of his aides were and someone to jail the documents were released after a lawsuit requested they'd be made public citing their relevance for special counsel Robert Muller, if he decides to issue a report to congress as part of the ongoing probe into whether the Trump campaign colluded with alleged Russian meddling in the two thousand sixteen election. So talk about you know, well, what this indictment was of Richard Nixon. Well, let's just make one point Richard Nixon was named by the grand jury as an unindicted co-conspirator. That is the only time that's ever happened in the history of the United States. So the grand jury wanted to indict Richard Nixon this wasn't a hypothetical draft indictment. The grand jury said we want to indict Richard Nixon. They were told by the special prosecutor, you can indicted sitting president I don't necessarily agree with that. And so as an alternative they issued this they charged him as being an unindicted co-conspirator. But yes, the the roadmap pointed to these were criminal charges that we're going to be made against the president of the United States. And the supporting evidence impeachment is not a criminal proceeding impeachment is a civil proceeding by congress to preserve and restore our democracy doesn't require criminal standard of proof. It doesn't require any of the trappings of a criminal proceeding. What its purposes is to take a president who is a threat to democracy. And remove that president from office. That's what the framers put impeachment into the constitution for. And that's why the House Judiciary committee voted to impeach Richard Nixon in part because he obstructed the investigation into the break into the Watergate hotel complex, the Democratic National Committee headquarters and Donald Trump has done has tried to interfere with this investigation. He hasn't succeeded in in derailing, it he hasn't succeeded in stopping it. But he's put Whitaker. They're clearly the appearances to shut it down. And what does that mean? What if Whitaker shut it down or starved at a funds? What does Muller need to have in place now, and what would happen if he were fired could the indictments be made public? If there are some already sealed. Well, it's a very interesting question as to what would happen. I think we would have a national crisis. First of all if the American people. At that point don't rise up to protect our democracy. Then maybe nothing can preserve it. Because that's what happened in Watergate. The American people force congress Democrats who are in control Republican president. But the Democrats didn't wanna bring impeachment proceedings, Eric and people force them to do that. That's the critical point. Why didn't they because they were in a way? I mean, this is a very critical issue. I mean, Nancy Pelosi who said she's gonna write for house speaker Guinness famously said impeachment is off the table because it's an unknown process because the first time the congress ever did an impeachment of the president was against Andrew Johnson. And that was done in a partisan way. And it left a historical taint. We did the Nixon impeachment process. We did it in a bipartisan way, we did it in a fair way that should have given the American people a sense at this process works to preserve democracy. But then we had the Clinton impeachment which was again abusive power as as Andrew Johnson impeachment was, but the issue is the I I don't really I wasn't privy to why the speaker of the house and the majority leader Dempo Democrats did not want to proceed with impeachment proceedings until. The Saturday night massacre. I think it's because they just didn't know what was going to happen. The preceding itself was you know, had bad taint, historically, and they didn't have the public was gonna react. No, really take down president, Richard Nixon. Unlike Trump who squeaked through as in his election. Richard Nixon was elected with one of the biggest landslides in American history one thousand nine hundred ninety two nine hundred seventy two so for an impeachment to take place you'd have to change the minds of a majority of American voters, Democrats were sure that could ever happen. So they were worried about the political consequences for themselves instead of thinking about the country. But the American people demanded they said, congress you've got to protect our democracy, and congress did we didn't take knows camp before we started. We didn't even know what when I I remember we started the impeachment proceedings. Nobody even knew at a high crime and misdemeanor as what's the standard for impeachment. None of us had studied this. What happened in the end, why Nixon left Richard Nixon left because the House Judiciary committee proceeding in a nickel? Fair transparent open and bipartisan fashion voted that. He engaged in impeachable offenses, and ultimately every single Republican on the committee, initially when we voted there about eleven twelve Republicans who'd enjoin we had seven or eight who did. They when when there was a tape recording that was released that showed Nixon himself orchestrating the cover up from the very beginning. All the Republicans joined with all the Democrats and saying Richard Nixon should be impeached, including the most conservative at that point the handwriting was on the wall. It was cleared every single member of the House Judiciary committee, including conservative Republicans and conservative southern Democrats supported impeachment. The house is going to support impeachment overwhelmingly, and he would be removed vote convicted in the Senate and removed and he saw the handwriting on the wall. He didn't want that humiliation. It was bad enough that he had to resign became the first American president to resign. But it was because the process was fair open and won the respect of the American people many of home. Most of whom it's supported Richard Nixon in the election just a year and a half before. So it can be done. So Richard Nixon resigned and didn't get impeached. No. There was a vote to impeach in the House Judiciary committee. That was enough for Richard Nixon to get the message. He had to get out because otherwise he'd be forcibly removed by the house full house and the Senate. Well, let's go back to two sessions replacement. Matthew, Whitaker
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