28 Burst results for "Criminal Division"

Dr. Fauci Melts Down During Questioning by Sen. Rand Paul

Mark Levin

01:34 min | 2 months ago

Dr. Fauci Melts Down During Questioning by Sen. Rand Paul

"Before the Congress and I do not retract. Statement. This paper that you're referring to was judged by qualified staff up and down the chain as not being gain. Of function. What was let me finish shaking animal virus and you increase his trance ability to humans, right? You're saying that's not gain of function? That is correct. And Senator Paul, You do not know what you are talking about. Quite frankly, and I want to say that officially do not know what you are talking about. Okay, You get one person. It's from the NIH. Can I gain of function? This is your definition that you guys rode. It says that scientific research that increases the Trans milady about transmissibility among animals is gain of function. They took animal viruses that only a current animals and they increase their transmissibility to humans. How you can say that is not gain a funk. It is not. It's a dance and you're dancing around this because you're trying to obscure responsibility for four million people dying around the from a pandemic. Wow. Sure he's not used to that sort of thing. He sank G Do I prefer the green room at CNN to this. They know damn well that you are on the other foot. They've been bringing charges against. Fauci. They refer to the criminal division of the Justice Department and on and on and on, because that's the nature of the force that we oppose. Cut nine go.

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The Nazi Hunter: Eli Rosenbaum on Tracking Down the World's Most Wanted Criminals

People of the Pod

05:55 min | 6 months ago

The Nazi Hunter: Eli Rosenbaum on Tracking Down the World's Most Wanted Criminals

"Newly appointed attorney. General merrick garland has said he will renew the justice. Department's focus on the threat of white supremacists. Eli rosenbaum knows a thing or two about ideology for forty years. He has helped the department track down and hold former nazis accountable for their world war. Two crimes a law enforcement role that has earned him. The moniker of nazi hunter. Mr rosenbaum with us now. To talk about that moniker. And that mission mr rosenbaum. Welcome to people love the pod. Thank you great to be waiting. So yes you have been called the nazi hunter. I've seen the show on amazon prime. But what does that term mean in real life. Well it's not an expression. I'm particularly fond of because it suggests that this mission is something other than what it is which is professional law enforcement. We are not engaged in on or anything sort but we have been for four decades now simply investigating and taking legal action against participants in nazi crimes against humanity. Your father escaped nazi germany in nineteen thirty eight. I believe. can you share a little bit. About how your family history inspired this work. Y'all my dad. Got out of germany lived in dresden. His brother and his parents and they managed to get visas to this great country and were able to escape in nineteen thirty eight and the attorney. General merrick garland said in his recent testimony. I think all the time about how the united states saved my family my father graduated high school in newark new jersey and then started paying back the united states by going into the united states army and he was sent to north africa and to europe and served in the third infantry division and then when they realized that they actually needed german speakers they transferred to a psychological warfare branch unit in the us. Army the incident that changed my father's life and had a big impact on the shooter was when he was sent to a concentration camp by his commanding officer to go there in a jeep with two other men to see what the army had found the previous day when they liberated dot com word spread quickly in the region that something terrible was there and my dad's co wanted. Know what it was so my father went when i was fourteen years old and we were driving on the new york state through a blizzard heading north and there was nothing left to listen to the radio. We were talking. And i love hearing. My dad's were stories especially the funny ones. Anybody who serves the military s funny stories about food or whatever and then suddenly you said you know. I was sent dot com the day after its liberation and i though fourteen was a time when there wasn't much said really about the holocaust i knew what it was and i said what did you see and i'm like my father staring out the front window because it's pretty treacherous driving and i don't hear anything from my father and i look over to the driver seat and there i see dad with his eyes glistening their welled with tears in his mouth is open and he's trying to tell me and he couldn't speak and it was the first time i ever saw my cry men of that generation didn't want anyone to see them cry usually and we never did speak about it so my beloved father lived you know into this new century and so many many decades and we did speak about work with frequency when i was home but we never returned to the subject of you say you talked about your work with your father. How did that conversation or the job evolve over. The course of forty years work has changed quite a bit. When i started actually as a summer intern back in nineteen seventy nine. Never imagining that. This would become my life's work. We were overwhelmed with investigations. We had inherited the responsibility from the former immigration and naturalization service after the attorney general took it away from them because they had not succeeded and he's had up this new office the office of special investigations in the justice department criminal division and we had more work than could really keep up with and it turned out in the first few years that the we had inherited that actually had the most merit were ones that were based on tips received directly or indirectly from foreign governments. Which at that time was to say. Mostly the soviet union occasionally another government but generally the the soviet union which had mixed motives in these cases. We started being very proactive within a few years and by the five year point and they're after nearly all of the cases that we could develop to the point of prosecution. We're wants dan. We had initiated on our own and the methodology for that was to task our staff historians. We were the only law enforcement entity in the entire hemisphere that had its own complement of historians. They were the people who could dig for the needles and haystacks and we tasks them with responsibility for keeping an eye open for the surviving remnant of personnel records and other documents that identified perpetrators or perpetrators this. They did with great success. And ultimately we assembled more than seventy thousand names of suspects mostly european also some japanese and we ran each of those names one by one against us immigration records and sometimes other records in an effort to see if we could determine whether any of those people came here assuming they hadn't changed their names

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Discovery of pipe bombs in Washington, DC obscured by riot at Capitol

Morning Edition

02:50 min | 8 months ago

Discovery of pipe bombs in Washington, DC obscured by riot at Capitol

"The people who were there at the Capitol last week who participated in these riots. They sort of have made it easy on investigators because they were so over open on social media. They really were open about it on social media. They took photos and videos of themselves posted them online. Some of the rioters, though, have been harder to I D. But investigators are getting help. As of last night, the FBI had received 70,000 tips from the public to help investigators identify and track down these folks. Um I under stand that investigators are also trying to figure out if there was an actual organization of some kind behind the attack. What can you tell us there? It's right in, officials say it's gonna take time. Weeks. If not months to T O figure that out one of the keys to unlocking that question may lie in the two pipe bombs that were planted the day of the insurrection. They were found outside the Republican National Committee in the Democratic National Committee headquarters, which are both on Capitol Hill near the capital. Those bombs didn't go off, so they haven't received a ton of attention since last week, I talked to Chris Swecker. He's a former head of the FBI's criminal division. And he said those bombs suggests someone at least had done some planning. Concern eyes that this person took the time to run how to build pipe bombs built the pipe bombs after buying all the materials. Then transported them to the scene. You know the capital so that that's certainly indication of pre planning on on that person's part. The challenge for the FBI, Swecker said, is going to be to build out from there, whether that individual was working in tandem with others and how it's connected if it's connected at all to the violence that happened at the Capitol. How do they go about doing that? Well, first would be identifying who planted those bombs. The FBI has put out a grainy photo of a suspect. The individual is wearing a gray hoodie, a white mask black pants on black and white shoes. The FBI actually released new photos of the suspect shoes and backpack last night. They think the shoes maybe special edition and could help identify the individual. Now FBI agents have been canvassing the neighborhood on Capitol Hill, where these two bombs were found, asking residents for say, footage from the ring doorbells. Or businesses for CCTV footage. The devices themselves, I'm told are still being analyzed at the FBI lab, and those could yield a lot of information for investigators, according to former FBI agent Dave Gomez. There are signature aspects to bomb building type of case type of device. The timer and all those components are evidence. There is nothing better. Or investigator than to find an intact device. Invested. Investigators can pull fingerprints say from those devices. They can trace back the materials to where they were purchased. And all of that can help lead to the culprit. And of

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US presidential election: A turbulent transfer of power

The Takeaway

05:49 min | 11 months ago

US presidential election: A turbulent transfer of power

"Peaceful. Transfer of power is a cornerstone of american democracy. Right now president. Trump is not only refusing to concede this election. He's also denying the incoming biden administration access to key documents funding information. They need to ensure a safe and smooth transition now. The formal transition process is actually a pretty new thing. Congress passed the presidential transition act just over fifty years ago. Em things proceeded from there with relatively little drama or problems until two thousand versus the mission of george. Bush is not up for me to accept or reject the legal process. You know. let's just watch this happen. It'll be over soon. We'll be ready for transition. It wasn't until weeks after that. Bill clinton cabinet meeting december twelve thirty five days after the election that george w bush was officially declared the winner that gave then president elect bush just over a month to plan for and staff his administration course nine months later the september eleventh terrorist attacks happened catching the nation and a relatively new president off guard when the nine eleven commission report came out in two thousand four. It pointed to this truncated transition as a weakness and recommended a more formalized process katherine dunn tempests at senior fellow at the university of virginia's miller center the senior research director at the white house transition project so laws were passed in the two thousands or spin sort of three sets of laws that have been passed to kinda they keep refining it and keep refining it but what they did primarily is that they enable the winning candidates to receive funding to start their transitions after they were formerly so that meant that once biden was the democratic nominee. He was eight. He was provided with all space some funding for salaries and the ability to start planning ahead. Talked to us a little bit. About how worried you are or how worried we should be as americans about this as you pointed out the attacks on nine eleven happened not that long after president bush took office. If something happens january or february of this coming year would the biden administration be potentially a unable to respond because they just simply didn't have the staffing and they didn't have the time to ramp up and be ready. Let me back up. Just a bit to point out that There are basically two important phases of the transition. The i i pointed out was after the nominee has been formally nominated by the party and they received some resources the next big transfer resources comes after the head of the gsa has ascertained the next president united states and they use that verbiage. Esser that verb. I'm not really sure why but And that's the point at which the president the incoming president can start to have access to classified material that can start to be part of the president's daily brief with Tells them all the national security issues. It enables the biden transition team to have access to all of these individuals civil servants and political appointees at the various agencies so that they can interview them. So what's happening now. Is they are preventing the biden from moving to the next phase. And what i would argue is the most important phase at the transition. It's critically important that the biden staff members be able to go to the department of justice francis and to be able to interview. Fbi director the head of the criminal division the head of the national security division to try to get a sense since of. What's the lay of the land where the priorities. What are the crises. That might be boiling over by the time we get here. And that's what they're being denied so. I think there should be a lot of concern about this. The the inability to advance to the next stage of the transition. It's not to say that it's going to necessarily result in some sort of crises that but we want a country that's prepared so it strikes me as were basically just sort of harming ourselves for no apparent reason and were inhibiting our ability to be in the best possible situation. We can be on january twentieth. And there's no reason for that. We have the resources we have the capacity. So why so. Let's talk about the. Why and and the who so. Emily murphy is a name that most of us probably weren't familiar with until now she is a person who is at the head of the. Gsa can you talk a little bit about how her role what her role is. And how much leeway. She has to continue to refuse to release these funds or to allow the biden team to start integrating with the outgoing trump administration. So emily murphy is the administrator of the gsa. It's a political appointment in the gsa. It's office is largely responsible for all the government real estate so they helped provide office space and oversee office space You know in in most situations would never even hear of the essay in this particular case because the legislation housed it in the gsa. She has the capacity to release the funding and the resources to the party. Nominees and then eventually to the president-elect by law she is the one that has to ascertain the election so there will be no funding going out until she does it. So what's tying our hands. I mean she is a by president trump. She must be a republican. Who has some loyalty to this administration and is unwilling to buck the advice. She's getting probably for mark meadows. Probably the chief-of-staff sues weighing on her.

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Trump is stonewalling Biden's transition. Here's why it matters

The Takeaway

08:50 min | 11 months ago

Trump is stonewalling Biden's transition. Here's why it matters

"Amy Walter from the takeaway were well underway and the ability for Theo administration in any way by failure recognizes this our wind. Does not change the dynamic at all. What radio peaceful transfer of power is a cornerstone of American democracy. Right now. President Trump is not only refusing to concede this election. He's also denying the incoming Biden administration access to keep documents funding an information they need to ensure a safe and smooth transition. Now the formal transition process is actually a pretty new thing. Congress passed the Presidential transition act just over 50 years ago. Him. Things proceeded from there with relatively little drama or problems until 2000 President George Florida's certification of George Bush is the winner. It's not up for me to accept or reject. There's a legal process here, you know, let's just watch this happen. It'll be over soon and we'll be ready for the transition. It wasn't until weeks after that. Bill Clinton Cabinet meeting December 12 35 days after the election that George W. Bush was officially declared the winner. That gave then President elect Bush just over a month to plan for and staff his administration. Course. Nine months later, the September 11th terrorist attacks happened catching the nation and relatively new president off guard. When the 9 11 Commission report came out in 2004, it pointed to this truncated transition. Is a weakness and recommended a more formalized process. Catherine Don Tempus is it senior fellow at the University of Virginia's Miller Center. She's also the senior research director at the White House Transition Project. So laws were passed in the 2000. There's been sort of three sets of laws that have been passed to kind of they keep refining it and keep refining it. But what they did primarily is that they enabled the winning candidates to receive funding to start their transitions after they were formally nominated. So that meant that once Biden was the Democratic nominee, he was he was provided with office space. Some funding for salaries. And the ability to start planning ahead. Talk to us a little bit about how worried you are or how worried we should be as Americans about this, As you pointed out, the attacks on 9 11 happened. No, not that long after President Bush took office. If something happens January or February of this coming year, would the Biden Administration be potentially unable to respond because they just simply didn't have the staffing and they didn't have the time to ramp up and be ready. We'll let me back up just a bit to point out that there are basically two important phases of the transition. The first I pointed out was after the the nominee. Has been formally nominated by the party and they receive some resource is the next big transfer resource is comes after the head of the G s A has ascertained the next President, United States and they use that Burbage ascertain that bird. I'm not really sure why, but And that's the point at which The president, the incoming president can start to have access to classified material. They can start to be part of the president's daily brief with which is the tells them all of the national security issues. It enables the Biden transition team to have access to all of these individuals, civil servants and political appointees at the various agencies so that they can interview them. So what's happening now is they are preventing the Biden from moving to the next phase, and what I would argue is the most important phase of the transition. It's critically important that the Biden staff members be able to go to the Department of Justice, for instance, and to be able to interview the FBI director, the head of the Criminal Division, the head of the National Security Division. Try to get a sense of sense of what's the lay of the land where the priorities what the crises that might be boiling over by the time we get here, and that's what they're being denied. So I think there should be a lot of concern about this. The inability to advance to this next stage of the transition. It's not to say that it's going to necessarily result in some sort of crisis. I don't know that, but We want a country that's prepared so it strikes me as we're basically just sort of harming ourselves for no apparent reason, and we're inhibiting our ability. To be in the best possible situation. We can be on January 20th, and there's no reason for that. We have the resources. We have the capacity. So why? So let's talk about the why. And the who? So Emily Murphy is a name that most of us Probably weren't familiar with until now. She is a person who is at the head of the G s A. Can you talk a little bit about How her role what her role is and how much leeway she has to continue to refuse to release these funds or to allow The Biden team to start integrating with the outgoing Trump administration. So Emily Murphy is the administrator of the G S. A. It's a political appointment in the GSC itself is largely responsible for all the government real estate, so they help provide office space and oversee office space. Um, you know, and in most situations you would never even hear of the G s a in this particular case because all the transition funding the legislation housed it in the G s a She has the capacity to release the funding in the resource is to the party nominees and then eventually to the president elect by law. She is the one that has to ascertain the election, so there will be no funding going out until she does it. So what's tying our hands? I mean, she is appointed by President Trump. She must be a Republican who has some Loyalty to this administration and is unwilling to buck the advice. She's getting probably from Mark Meadows, probably the chief of staff who is weighing on her. So what happens? The electors meet in mid December, and they certify the results of this election. Is that the time in which you could argue that There just is no formal or legal option for the president to continue to It's sort of obstructed this process. Right? I think the meeting of the electoral college and the electors casting their ballots. And if if the numbers show that you know Biden exceeds 2 70 as he as they appear to now it strikes me that there is she has no justification. To deny the Biden campaign or president elect by and hit the resource is, however. This is a norm, shattering president and we've never had a president who has not conceded. He's lost the election. So normally, I would say yes. You know, that is clearly a decisive moment in American history when the electors cast their vote, And if Biden exceeds 2 70. He is the president. At the same time. I honestly don't know what to expect in this administration. It's very hard to predict many of his political appointees have been loyal to the core. You use the word norm shit or term norm shattering, and I'm wondering how close we are to instead of norm, shattering. Actual democracy damaging, I mean, really, fundamentally undermining the integrity. Of our government and the things on which it is built. I would contend that President Trump along with many senators, who are Denying the facts of the election results and are upholding sort of Trump's Baseless claims of fraud and stealing the election that they are undermining the very tenants of American democracy. In order to have a healthy democracy, the citizenry has to believe in the institutions. They have to believe that the elections that they voted are free and fair. And by actively perpetuating this notion that there has been fraud and some sort of stealing of votes. You are undermining the important tenets of American democracy. And that has long term implications and we are already at important and I would say high level of turmoil in this country. Pandemic has wrecked havoc on the account economy. Various incidents across the country have heightened racial tensions in this country. This is not a moment where we then need to undermine yet another important aspect of American democracy. How

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Justice Department charges 10 former NFL players with defrauding the league’s health care benefit program

Rush Limbaugh

00:20 sec | 1 year ago

Justice Department charges 10 former NFL players with defrauding the league’s health care benefit program

"The department of justice has charged ten former NFL players with defrauding the league's healthcare benefit program assistant Attorney General for the criminal division of the DOJ Brian bench kowski announcing the charges for the players have been charged in two separate indictments with conspiracy wire fraud and health care fraud

"criminal division" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront

Erin Burnett OutFront

05:10 min | 2 years ago

"criminal division" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront

"Testified this week that trump had a quid pro quo for nearly four hundred million dollars in US military aid and crane in exchange for investigating the guidance he's a never-trumper and his lawyers that never trumper and the other problem is your hey everybody makes me sick I mike bump bail everybody makes mistakes okay so he says Mike Pompeo made a mistake in hiring build Taylor so it's interesting that Mike Pompeo today gave an interview in which he stuck with Bill Taylor here's what he said how do we deliver on America's national security interests and he and I were full follow Cord even though the President says he made a mistake and k this this coming as a another top member of trump's national security council Tim Morrison is supposed to testify next week and backed up Taylor story about quid pro quo Maharajas out front and and mono look these next days going to be very important for the president you know this week there were a couple of days as because of Elijah Cummings where there were not depositions but we are fast and furious from here on the no question about it Tim Moore's testimony we are told from multiple sources backup Keith claims from Bill Taylor's testimony from earlier this week those claims that you mentioned that he said that he was told that president trump ought to withhold Ukrainian military aid in exchange for an investment in a public announcement that there'd be an investigation into the company that Hunter Biden vice former vice presidents on served on the board of as well as to look into election interference in the two thousand sixteen elections investigation that could undercut the I hope the Russian interference findings that the Russians helped president trump in two thousand sixteen now we are also told from multiple sources that he's you may not raise concerns about what the administration did he left some nuance in his testimony but he will corroborate what Taylor said Taylor references name about fifteen times throughout his testimony even at one point saying that Morrison had a quote sinking feeling after we laying phone conversation the president had with his the European Union in which the president said that he wanted the Ukrainian presence Alinsky to go to the microphones and announcers investigations just as the was to release that eight Ukraine was intensifying concerns that that was needed to combat Russian aggression but you mentioned it a busy week ahead even tomorrow Saturday behind closed doors a top State Department official Phil Rico will be deposed as Democrats seek to wrap up the final parts of the door depositions and all right thank you very much mon- ooh and everyone's back with me so Juliet Morrison as Mono mentioned was cited fifteen times in Taylor's opening statement and we understand he is going to corroborate what Taylor said Morrison was on the call between president trump and the Ukrainian president's Alinsky he's an important person Dan how significant is it that he will back Taylor I think it's significant just because all we've seen from Taylor is sort of Taylor's impressions the things that were occurring and more some sort of corroborates what we already know Taylor has said which seems really bad for the president as well as his team but at some stage you know I think our framing of what's going on sort of I think leads us in the wrong direction we always keep talking about smoking guns and this this this and we have so many smoking guns at this stage it's like I you know we're smoking right I mean at this stage is just everyone's corroborating I think the more interesting story about Morrison is his will leanest to testify despite being told not to it means that Pompeo has no control over to find appointees defined pomp hale and then just turning pompeo quickly so why did Pompeii Oh do what he did in terms of Defending Taylor the reason why is because Taylor talked about a regular and irregular diplomatic sort of lying when it comes to Ukraine the regular one is Pompeo and the State Department people that's what hopes we believe the irregular line Juliani so I read that to say pompeo is essentially throwing Giuliani under the bus at this stage he wants to be in the regular at legal older regular path not the irregular so greg part of what Taylor says involving Morrison and his opening statement quote on September seventh I had a conversation with Mr Morrison in which he described a phone conversation between ambassador Saad Linden President Trump earlier in the day Mr Morrison said that he had a sinking feeling after learning that OPTUS conversation from ambassador sunlen according to Mr Morrison President Trump told ambassador sunland that he was not asking for a quid pro quo but president trump did insist that the president's Alinsky go to a microphone and say he is opening investigations.

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"criminal division" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront

Erin Burnett OutFront

10:58 min | 2 years ago

"criminal division" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront

"To obstruct the progress of justice. I just WanNa ask you one thing about that though because obviously yes we know what the facts are pointed to in the testimony that you mentioned congressman that even Republicans who have slammed the president over Ukraine yard supportive of that even Mitt Romney says he would quote like to see a vote in the house and a more open process perfectly lawful and constitutional what we're doing undoubtedly there will be votes on the House floor that's the only way that you get a resolution of impeachment it's the only way that you get okay by Kenneth Starr and so all those materials were turned over so we're doing the frontline factual investigation and all they're doing is throwing pizza parties and trying to obstruct in blockade the pro so by the way compromise national security likely so so let me ask you about John Bolton because he's very important and I know you are having Saturday depositions in your trying to I it's out the About what judge Senator Lindsey Graham date in terms of getting a statement by fifty of the Republicans and the President Brag that fifty fifty three you'd think he'd be measuring at fifty of one hundred because that's the jury that operates not not just the Republican members but any of the fascinating thing to me now is that rather than I sure on US I think to slow our proceedings down we're moving at a very rapid deliberate pace to get all of the evidence and to keep them from sandy mattew laid out evidence of quid pro quo. Here's the problem he's a never-trumper no evidence sermon finally stopped breastfeeding the when they start impractical jokers join host Yamile Djamil fifty fed milk has had to have turned it they milk the left's intestines can make a fortune of other people's Misfortune TV's funniest game show is on tbs stay exactly Humpback Blue Lipstick and watch the misery index a new game show Tuesdays at ten thirty on TBS new tonight knowing about this doors blowing off save says he doesn't think he needs to be worried ridiculing. I don't think so because I think rudy is a great gentleman he's been a great crimefighter Alfred now former Republican senator and presidential candidate Rick Santorum Greg Brower who is an assistant director at the FBI and a republican state Senator Nevada former assistant secretary for the Department of home on Security Juliette Cayenne and New York Times political editor Patrick Healey thanks to all so greg how concerned should Giuliani be and trumpy about this investing Gatien which is now broadening in its criminal tenants well Erin Giuliani's certainly should be concerned he is clearly the subject the target of an ongoing Federal Criminal Investigation and at a minimum I guess he ought to be a little more careful about what he is saying to people and accidentally emailing or texting to to reporters so yeah he ought to be very worried the president I guess we'll be in denial about Giuliani until he decides that he no longer remembers Guiliani and we'll hear that from him but again you know as a former federal prosecutor I would be I admit that if you're not on the inside of the investigation you really don't know exactly what's going on or what the government's looking at the government is looking at Giuliani for something right all right so and which look it's pretty incredible when you think of Giuliani himself and what his role used to be obviously I mean Juliette so Greg just referenced it but NBC news is reporting Giuliani phone in his pocket unknowingly then pocket dials on NBC reporter Multiple Times which leads to multiple voices Elsa Giuliani and conversation he wasn't expecting anybody to hear it's the you know okay here's an excerpt from one of those calls from last week I get you to get on Doreen you gotta call got cold out of the game is robbery I looked Giuliani tells our Dan Bash Julie at that the voicemail doesn't show anything dishonest it's not about Ukraine or the president Look who knows but it's just let's just cut to the chase this is the personally of the president and I had states who's operating as shadow secretary of state at the president's behest in Ukraine and perhaps elsewhere talking about needing hundreds of thousands of dollars related to foreign countries whoa right yes exactly first of all let's just remind everyone that Giuliani was put in charge of cybersecurity at the White House so everything is actually starting to make sense you know I think that Giuliani's carelessness both in his public statements and then just moves like this and maybe it may have been accidental shows a a a a a defendant or of President's counsel up quite in control of what his own narrative is and that's important because obviously trump is very dependent on Giuliani not switching not turning not saying I think against him look sometimes when I'm things sound bad they are bad and then sometimes when things are bad they're going to get worse and I think Giuliani just doesn't quite get the bullseye that's on him right now with the federal prosecutors continues to insist that he you know go out to these other countries talk to the Department of things even hearing this right this is a person who's the personal lawyer of the president who's going around conducting foreign policy on his behalf in in some countries talking about some countries maybe different countries but other countries when when a lot of people around the world know what his role is and who he speaks for and he's he's he's making money in conducting deals I mean it it it sounds wrong doesn't it for a long time and for a long time since business overseas a lot of security business and they dealt with a lot of money when I heard that conversation that's probably a conversation that that that Rudy's had he's been asked by the president to help him out on this particular thing I don't know whether you paid for not getting paid for it it certainly within his his right The presence right to ask him in his right to do something but it shouldn't stop him from doing this other business and he said this had nothing to do with this and I believe I'm not saying it did or didn't I'm just saying at the very least I I don't know Greg Them I my being fair here or not you know it seems to me that I I would hope I would not do that I would think that people are going to give me business.

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Judge rules House impeachment proceedings are legal

Erin Burnett OutFront

04:37 min | 2 years ago

Judge rules House impeachment proceedings are legal

"News a federal judge ruling impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump is legal it is a big victory for Democrats and a big blow to President trump today's ruling also giving Democrats access to secret evidence obtained by Robert Muller in the grand jury now before the news broke trump went to his tried and true defense trying to dismiss the entire impeachment inquiry as a this was I folks in the history of our country this is a hoax it's a hoax this phony with John of course every piece of information has shown the president of the United States tried to link military to a foreign country to getting dirt on a political opponent Republicans best defense therefore has not been on the facts it has been on the press there's to slam it as unfair just today Lindsey Graham has really been the standard bearer for trump on all of this demanded the House vote to formally begin an impeachment inquiry right that's vote would allow Republicans the power to call their own witnesses completely muddy the water make this all about Hunter Biden but the problem is that argument is just lost all its legal St team the judge's ruling and I quote even in cases of presidential impeachment a House resolution has never in fact been required to begin an impeachment inquiry so from a legal perspective they're done right that inquiry can go on that loses grams argument and it is coming at a very important turning point the it's former national security adviser John Bolton now and talks to testify according to a source if the testimony about a quid pro quo from trump's top diplomat and Ukraine Bill Taylor there was a big game changer for some Republicans Bolton's testimony could be game over for others remember the bowling trump had a contentious relationship right and then trump humility Gated Bolton they had a disagreement he led Bolton come to work the next morning they were GonNa talk it through and then he fired him by tweet I informed John Bolton last night is services are no longer needed White House Bolton then of course since as trashed trump behind closed doors and obviously he matters big time now he was in the know he was in the room he was on the call and according Taylor Bolton was concerned that a call between trump and the Ukrainian president would be a quote disaster it makes it clear his first hand account could completely blow up what trump claims again and again and again here he is just today a perfect conversation with the president of Ukraine who is a perfect conversation I have a perfect conversation the conversation has been perfect is one conversation that I had with the president of Ukraine that was perfect was a perfect conversation I had a perfect conversation with the president of Ukraine perfect I mean you know how many times do you need to say it before you think somebody might believe it's true it wasn't perfect everybody knows that and while Democrats Trying nailed down details with Bolton they're working around the clock because they're actually holding rare deposition tomorrow with Philip Reeker who is a career Foreign Service officer as the depositions schedule continues. Abby Philip is out front live outside the White House abby any response from the White House about this court ruling which obviously is a significant victory for Democrats blow for the president it is very much so but so far nothing yet from the White House on this ruling that came just hours ago but you can see how it further undermines the argument that they've been making that came directly from the White House's office at the White House counsel's Office essentially saying to house Democrats they do not believe the impeachment inquiry is valid and that as a result of that all these witnesses who work in the federal government work at the State Department did not have to comply hi with these requests to make depositions so far even that letter had been able to prevent some of these key witnesses from going to Congress giving their depositions under subpoena this ruling further delivers a blow to that rationale makes it much more difficult particularly challenging time for this White House they have struggled to figure out how to deal with this particularly from a communications perspective there's still ongoing disputes within the White House between the president's AIDS about how to approach about whether to have a war room about whether the president's tweets are needed in this case but this ruling perhaps makes it more likely that this impeachment inquiry will continue to move and move forward very quickly in the meantime the the House has not resolved a major issue which is how are they going to respond they seem content to rely on president trump to do all the responding on social media and in these goggles where he repeats over and over again that he did nothing

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AG Barr thrust once again by Trump into political fray

Red Eye Radio

00:36 sec | 2 years ago

AG Barr thrust once again by Trump into political fray

"And the justice department said Wednesday that the phone call is prompted a campaign finance investigation once the whistle blower complaint was received the justice department's criminal division examine whether there was any possible campaign finance crime involved with the president's phone call to the leader of Ukraine and concluded there was not president trump repeatedly offered Ukraine the assistance of Attorney General William Barr to investigate Joe Biden but the justice department said the president never contacted bar about it and the department said bar was not involved in analyzing whether the call constituted a campaign finance violation there are calls though on Capitol Hill for barbecues himself on

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"criminal division" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

13:46 min | 2 years ago

"criminal division" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"The attorney the criminal division actually actually asked me to get away or because of the importance of this investigation overall, I was requested by the criminal division. I didn't seek it. The impetus did not come from me. And who would that be that made the recommendation to you? I was the criminal division mister bench Kaczynski. Yeah. He was the head of the criminal division. But apparently they discussed it with a career ethics official, and they made the recommendation. Thank you. Senator whitehouse. Sparked a couple of timing questions. You said that on March fifth, Mr. Muller came to you and said that he was going to not make a decision on obstruction leave that to you. He didn't he didn't say he was leaving it to me that he was not going to make him struck. On March twenty fourth you set up a letter describing your decision somewhere between March fifth and March twenty four th you made that decision when was that? We started talking about it. On March fifth and. There had already been a lot of discussions prior to March fifth involving the deputy the principal associate deputy in the office of legal counsel that had dealings with the special counsel's office. So they had knowledge of a number of the episodes and some of the thinking of the special counsel's office. So right after March fifth, we started discussing what the implications of this were and how he would how we made the decision win. Probably on Sunday the twenty fourth today. The letter came out. Yes. Decision to make the decision until the letter came out told somebody how to write the letter. When did you actually decide that? There was no obstruction between fourth. Okay. When did you get the first draft of the Miller report? The first it wasn't a draft. We've got the final first version of it that you saw the only version of it is the only here when you first twenty second the twenty second. Now, you told Senator Harris that you made your decision on the obstruction charge, you N Rosenstein based on the Muller report correctly inferred that you made that decision then between the twenty second and the twenty fourth. Well, we had had a lot of discussions about it before the twenty second. But the final decision was made on the twenty fourth and you didn't you had more work until the twentieth. Second we had more than two and a half days to consider this. Oh, well, see it already done a lot of a lot of thinking about some of these issues even before we got a report and even before March EFF they'd been in regular contact. The department had been in regular contact with Muller's people and understood. They weren't there. Elsey was looking into the Muller investigation while it was going on and winning of the evidence that they were gathering on obstruction the four you saw them. My understanding I wasn't there. Okay. But my understanding is that the deputy, and the we call the pay Dag the principal associate deputy were in regular contact with the Muller's team, and we're getting briefings on evidence and some of their thinking and some of the issues if they know enough to know see was brought into some of those discussions, they know enough to know what might be need to be redacted before they saw the three twenty two. Now, the problem we had is we could not identify the six immaterial when when the report came over we needed to help of Bob Muller's team to do that unless you can you assure me that nothing related to obstruction or the Muller report. It was discussed at your office of legal counsel Brown bag lunch on June twenty seventh. Nothing about what nothing about the obstruction issue. And nothing about the Muller report itself was discussed when you had a Brown bag lunch on June twenty-seventh with oh L C. We didn't discuss anything having to do with Muller report or MO Muller's eventual position on your obstruction memo. I forgot if it was then, but I think I've previously said that. I mentioned it. I had a memo and was sending it to you. Have you have not yet said that it was mentioned at this. Oh, well, see, I don't I don't think it was not at the Brown bag lunch now. My time is up. Okay. We're the vote is started. We're going to split time between club char and Senator Blumenthal will try to go. They won't hold out vote open too long, but let's start with Santa club. And if we do this judiciary committee live WCS PFM, Washington, April twenty-seventh, President Trump's stated Muller, I assume for thirty five million dollars. He checked my taxes, and he checked my financial is that accurate at the special counsel review, the president's taxes and the Trump organization's financial statements. I don't know. Can you find out if I ask later in a written question? Yes. All you could ask my mother when he comes through. Okay. I'll do that too. But I think also ask you, and then obviously we would want to see them as underlying information during my earlier questions, we went through a number of actions by the president that the special counsel looked into my point was that we should be looking into the totality of the evidence and the pattern that the report develops on page thirteen volume to the special counsel instructs that we do something similar. The report says, and this is a quote circumstantial evidence that illuminates intent may include a pattern of potentially obstructive acts on this point. The report cites three US cases USB Franken Hauser Frank Hauser, US Arnold and US Cintolo. Do you agree that obstruction law allows for intend to be informed by? A pattern of potentially obstructive acts. We'll intend eventually has to be established by proof beyond a reasonable doubt. Obviously, some inferences can be drawn from circumstantial evidence that can contribute to overall determination of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. But that's one of the problems with this whole approach that suggested in the the special counsel's report, which is it is trying to determine the subjective intent of facially lawful act, and it permits a lot of. Selectivity on the part of the prosecutors in an end and. It's been shot down in a number of other context. So. The reasons that we are very. Skeptical of this approach is that. You mean? Director Mueller or you the Justice Justice department is that. In this kind of situation where you have a facially innocent act and a fate. It's authorized by the constitution. It's hard to it's hard to establish beyond a reasonable doubt that it's corrupt. I just want to get in just a few more questions like center White House at your confirmation hearing, you testified that in the absence of a violation of a statute, the president would be accountable politically for abusing the pardon power. How do you reconcile your suggestion that political accountability is available when the administration is refusing to comply with subpoenas in asserting executive privilege to stand in the way of that very accountability. As to a pardon. No. This was about in your confirmation hearing, you said in the absence of a violation of a statute, the president would be quote accountable politically end quote for abusing the pardon power. If he did basically your question release abusing any power, not just the pardon power. Is that what you're saying? Well. President it's hard to invalidate that have been held accountable before and as have other holders. Okay. Last question are the president's actions detailed in its report consistent with his oath of office and the requirement in the constitution that he take care that the laws be faithfully executed is is what consistent with that. I said are the president's actions detailed in the report consistent with his oath of office and the requirement in the constitution that he take care that the laws be faithfully executed. Well, the evidence in the report is conflicting and there's different evidence. And they don't they don't come to a determination as to how they're coming down on it. So you made that decision, and as you know. We got two minutes left Senator Blumenthal. Thank you, MS chairman. Attorney general I wonder if you could tell us about. The conversation between yourself and Bob Muller for we after your some rate was issued he called, you know, I called him. What prompted you to call them. The letter. Your letter or letter. So you called him and how long the conversation last. I don't know maybe ten fifteen minutes. There were multiple witnesses in the room. It was on the speakerphone who was in the room. Among others. The deputy attorney general was in the room anyone else. Several other people who've been working on the project men's if you stand. Yes. And the deputy staff, and as best you can recall in the language that was used who who said what? Mm-hmm. I said, Bob what's with the letter. You know, why don't you just pick up the phone and call me if there's an issue and. He said that they were concerned about the way the media was playing this and felt that it was important to get out the summaries, which they felt would put their work in proper context. And a void some of the confusion that was emerging. I asked him if he felt that my letter was misleading or inaccurate. And he said, no that the press he felt that the press coverage was and it was a complete or a more complete picture of his thoughts in the context, and so forth would would deal with that. And I suggested that I would rather just get the whole report out than just putting out stuff. Syria, autumn and piecemeal. And but I said, I would think about it some more and. The next day. I put out a letter that made it clear that no one should read the March twenty four th letter is a summary of the overall report and that a full account of Bob's Muller's thinking. Was going to be in the report and everyone would have access to. But there's nothing in Robert Muller's letter to you about the press is complained to you is about your characterization of the port. Great. Well, the letter speaks for itself it does. And in fact in response to your question. One just pick up the phone. This letter was an extraordinary act a career prosecutor would bugling the attorney general of the United States memorialize ING in writing. Right. I I know of no other incidents of that happening. You. I don't consider Bob at this stage a career prosecutors had a career as a prosecutor, well Perry Yemen, and who is the head of the FBI for twelve years. He's a career. He's had a he's a law enforcement professional, right? I know of no other instance, of, but he was also political appointee..

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"criminal division" Discussed on 850 WFTL

850 WFTL

11:38 min | 2 years ago

"criminal division" Discussed on 850 WFTL

"Republicans are expected to come to try to cool the room down. So we'll see if we can do that committee chairman. About the Muller report. Now, our thank him for coming to the committee and giving us an explanation as to the actions he took and why he took them regarding the mullahs report. And here's the good news. Here's the mullahs report. You can read it for yourself. About four hundred and something pages can't say right at all. But ever the most of it. There's an unredacted version over in the classified section of the Senate a room or you can go look at the end rat redacted version, and I did that and found it not to change anything in terms of outcome. But a bit about the Muller report who is Muller. For those who may not know. I don't know where you've been. But you may not know the Bob Muller has reputation in this town throughout the country's being an outstanding lawyer and men of the law who was the FBI director. It was the the attorney general it was in charge of the criminal division. Partner of Justice is United States Marine. And he has served his country variety of circumstances. Long and will for those who took time to read the report, I think it was well written very thorough. And let me tell you what went into this report. There were nineteen lawyers employed. Approximately forty FBI agents and tell analyst forensic forensic accountants and other staff twenty eight hundred subpoenas issued five hundred witnesses interviewed. Five hundred search warrants executed. More than two hundred and thirty orders for communication records. So they records could be obtained thirteen request to foreign governments for evidence over twenty five million dollars spent over two years. We may not agree. Oh much. But I hope we can agree that he had ample resources took a lot of time and talked to a lot of people. And you can read for yourself what he found the Torney general will tell us a bit about what his opinion of the report is in terms of interacting with the White House. The White House turned over to Mr. Muller one point four million documents and records. Never third executive privilege one time. Over twenty White House staffers, including eight from the White House counsel's office or interviewed voluntarily Don. Mcgann. Tc cancel for the White House was interviewed for over thirty hours. Everybody that they wanted to talk to from the Trump campaign on the ground. They were able to talk to the president submitted himself to written interrogatory. So to the American people. Mr. Muller was the right guy to do this job. Always bleed Torney general sessions was conflicted out because he was part of the campaign. It was the right guy with ample resources and the cooperation he needed to find out what happened was given in my view. But there are two campaigns. Twenty sixteen and we'll talk about the second minute. So why don't we learn from this report after all this time and all this money, Mr. Muller and his team concluded there was no collusion. I didn't know like many of you here on the Republican side. We all agreed that Mr. Muller should be allowed to do his job without interference. Joma some colleagues on the other side to introduce legislation to protect special counsel that it could only be removed for calls. He goes never removed. He was allowed to do his job. So no collusion. No coordination, no conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russian government regarding the twenty sixteen election. As to obstruction of Justice. Mr. Muller left it to missed bar to decide after two years and all this time. He said Mr. bar, you decide Mr. bar did. Bus lawyers on this committee, and I will tell you the following. You have to have specific intent to obstruct Justice. If there's no underlying crime. Pretty hard to figure out what intent might be. If there was never crime to begin with. The president never did anything to stop Muller from doing his job. So I guess theory goes now, we don't okay, he didn't collude with the Russians and he didn't specifically do anything to stop Muller, but attempted obstruction Justice of crime never occurred. I guess this sort of the new standard around here. We'll see if that makes any sense to me it doesn't. Now, there's another campaign the Clinton campaign. What have we learned from this report the Russians and feared in our election? So can some bipartisanship come out of this hope so? I intend to work colleagues on the other side to introduce the act and to introduce legislation to defend the integrity of the voting system. Senator Durbin I have legislation that would deny anyone admitted that sin to the United States visa through the immigration system that they were involved in interfering in American lection mortem, Senator Whitehouse and Bloomingdale to make sure that if you hack into a state election system, even though is not tied to their internet crime. I would like to do more to harder infrastructure because the Russians did it wasn't some four hundred pound guys on a bed somewhere. It was the Russians and they're still doing it. And it could be the Chinese could be somebody next. So my take away from this report is that we've got a lot of work to do to defend democracy against the Russians and other actors, not promise the committee will get on with that work, hopefully about partisan fashion the other campaign. The other campaign was investigated. Not by Mr. Muller. By people within the department of Justice. The accusation against the Clinton Secretary Clinton was that she city private server up somewhere in our house and classified information was on it. Fill. Void the disclosure requirements in the transparency requirements required being secretary of state. So that was investigated. What do we know? We know that the person in charge of investigating. Hey did Trump's guts. I don't know how Mr. Muller felt about Trump. But I don't think anybody on our side believes that he had a personal animosity toward the president of the point. Couldn't do his job. This is what struck said on Feb of at twelve twenty sixteen. Now, he's in charge of the Clinton Email investigation. Oh, he's Trump's abysmal. Keep hoping to charade will end and people will just dump him February twelve twenty sixteen. All right. We're going to leave this hearing. Now, we want to hear what the honorable William bar. The attorney general has to say we will try to come back to his opening statement. If it's forthcoming, but if not I can tell you right now, I could play all the parts. Okay. You can have all the Republicans defending the Bill bar summary. You have all the Democrats questioning why Muller sent the letter to Bill bar which billboard didn't reveal when he was asked the question by then Holland. I mean, this is so predictable. And it's such a clown show already even with Lindsey Graham who is the chair of this committee setting it up to be a clown show. We're gonna find out about Hillary Clinton's Email server and all this jazz. And it's just gonna be tit for tat back and forth and much ado about nothing that I'm interested in at all is in Bill bar because I I can't wait to see how he stands up to the van halen's and the rest of the Democrats on this committee, and my prediction is after today he is not going to appear before that committee in the house tomorrow. Because if this is a clown show, the house committee will be not a clown show. It'll be a some other kind of show. Which I'm not allowed to say that word on the air. So I'm going to proceed with my show as planned going to be talking with Mike kansallis over at heritage at ten thirty about the Venezuela crisis because that is actually a contemporary important news story instead of rehashing the mullahs report for the hundred time, and we'll come back to this. If if it gets interesting, but you know, I'm just I'm just making an editor decision right now. And I can't I can't sit through hours of of these senators who who want to get their twenty minutes of fame in this hearing. It's just it's frustrating. And I'm sure my audience shares that opinion, so we'll move moving along. I also going to be talking today with Valentin Rodriguez. He is the attorney for Frank Alonzo. We've been talking about Frank Alonzo's case for a long time police officer who basically got in trouble for being a good cop. So we're gonna talk with his attorney Valentine Rodrigue. We're gonna talk with my colleague, Karen Curtis. Who was starting a podcast this today, actually, the first Palm Beach podcast show in its? I mean, this is what they do. This is their podcast. It's can't Karen Curtis along with Jennifer Ross, it's called full rigor. So we'll talk with them about that. And then at twelve o'clock, of course, Bill Riley will call in with his update, and then at twelve thirty will hear directly from the border from Dave Ray and IRA Mellman from the federation for American Immigration Reform says you can see there are certainly more things to talk about today than the attorney general Senate hearing, and if five many if my experience has served me, well, I can promise you my show will be way more entertaining than that..

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"criminal division" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

03:27 min | 2 years ago

"criminal division" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"He figured very prominently in the dossier, of course, for allegations that now appear not to be true that he had had tended to meeting and frog that related to to kind of arranging payment around the Russian hacking of so I would suspect that the FBI was onto him early. And that when Muller took over it was one of the first targets, they went very aggressively. After I think it's remarkable that this is this is the second day in a row we've seen evidence on someone in the president's inner circle being investigated for potentially being unregistered foreign agent, and it's showing up in a search one application. Remember yesterday propublica reported that Elliott Brady another RNC finance chairman like Michael Cohen also is under investigation now by the criminal division because he was referred by Muller in the same way that Cohn was referred to ST. And why there is are all of these people around the president. Who are being investigated for money laundering, and for acting as a foreign agent. Among other crimes were only now beginning to find out things that they're not necessarily charged with. But which they at least had probable cause to get a search warrant, Christina meth point here. I think is an important one. Which is there's so much focus on Russia because Russia is is the foreign power that pulled off this this massive criminal conspiracy, sabotage and try to get one personal acted against another. But when you look at it's the amount of foreign penetration of this campaign. I mean, Manafort recreates or working for Ukrainian Russian interests might go Flynn's taking undisclosed sums from Turkey to write an op Ed Vance Turkish interests on election day, someone GOP lobbyist who's already pleaded guilty for legal straw donors. Eric prince, George Nader, I mean, you've got all of these foreign interests were trying to get in the door and Trump world. And it feels like we don't know the full story about all them. I don't think we do and the bottom line is that foreign in. Interest pay more money because it's harder for them to gain access in the first place. So I think another thing we saw today was a portrait of Cohen that he would prefer we not see as he's testifying before congress, which is a guy who after ten years of schlepping after Trump and cleaning up his legal messes finally was in a position to become a power broker in his own, right? Was to begin to begin selling this kind of access. He was becoming the kind of guy who can charge one hundred thousand dollars for a couple of phone calls. There was an interesting detail today in one of the filings that Cohen spent more than one point five million dollars of his three million that he took in twenty seventeen. So that was just gone. But part of what he spent it on was membership at a super elite Wall Street club called the core club, which has members like Steve Schwartzman and Steven Cohen two billion very private billionaires club. And that's. Fifty thousand dollars initiation fee, that's one of the things that his money towards so you really got a picture of this guy who has kind of coming out and ready to cash in on the make there's also there's also the other striping thing. Matt here is just the scope of what they got this. I warrant information be disclosed by Google they want emails drafts metadata IP addresses context. Counter pictures and file search and web history cookies related records like they start hoovering up. A lot of info about this guy. Very early on. Yeah. Look, it's always I know people outside the Justice department, always amazed. When they look at a search warrant application or the subpoena, and they see just how much information the government is able to get..

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FBI and Pentagon IG joining Boeing probe

Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

00:55 sec | 2 years ago

FBI and Pentagon IG joining Boeing probe

"Now joining a federal probe into how Boeing planes are certified in how pilots are trained as the controversy following two deadly crashes continues we get the update from komo's Corwin Hake. The FBI office in Seattle and the US Justice department criminal division are leading the probe into the certification process that lately some observers have criticized as a little too chummy. The Federal Aviation Administration long has farmed out most of its certification testing to workers hired by and paid by Boeing ABC news crime and terrorism analyst Brad Garret agrees. The arrangement is not ideal. But says the FAA has little choice. FAA doesn't have the manpower. Or maybe even the expertise to safety certified these very complicated multi billion dollar plane. Also under scrutiny information or the lack of it. Boeing offered pilots on the operation of new sensors and autopilot features implicated in the two recent crashes. Boeing is not commenting on the

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"criminal division" Discussed on Uncommon Knowledge

Uncommon Knowledge

04:43 min | 2 years ago

"criminal division" Discussed on Uncommon Knowledge

"Oh, they'll they'll reach a deal. This is all posturing. I mean, there's money. Seven billion dreamers. The Steelers legalize the dreamers of the kids who were brought here illegally. But as children by their parents in exchange for X amount of money for the wall. It's just the predicting emergence of normal politics. It has to because of both sides are going to start getting blaze. So, you know, right now people are arguing whose gameplay more my pressure from past shows at some point the American people are going to blame everybody. Yeah. And then they're gonna wanna make you hear what this is Shakespeare play on both your. William bar William Barr served as a Torney general under president, George H W Bush. He must've been child attorney general young now President Trump is nominated bar to become Torney general once again to items listen to two items item one William bar and special counsel. Robert Muller are such close personal friends that their wives have attended a bible study group together and Muller has attended the weddings of three of bars daughters item to last June William bars admitted to the Justice department and unsolicited twenty page memorandum in the words of the Wall Street Journal bars memo quote, excoriated special counsel, Robert Muller's inquiry into obstruction of Justice by Mr. Trump for firing FBI director James Comey saying it is based on a quoting William bar fatally misconceived theory that would cause lasting damage. To the executive branch closed quote. Well, if you're a member of the Senate Judiciary committee listening to William bar testify. What are you to make of this on the one hand? He's best buddies with Robert Muller on the other hand on his own without being asked. He sent in twenty pages tacking, Robert Muller as special counsel, John. So I it's not surprising. They might be friends. When bar was attorney. General Muller was the head of the criminal division under bar. So he'll bar trusted him to actually run all criminal federal criminal prosecutions in the country. When he was that baby attorney general there's Muller's I think admirable guy marine platoon here Vietnam after he'd been the criminal division. He went to make money, and he hated it. And we went back to doing posecutor street little prosecutor and he's famous in Justice department land because if you would call him he would just answer the phone and say Muller homicide. He the guy had been one of the top. Figures that just part, and he just went back down to being a ground little prosecute. So lot of people's Justice department world, really admire Muller, including bar the second point. I agree with you too to do you find him in? He's an admirable guy. And I think the mission be why? So I'm complete but the signals I fully agree with bar said in his memo, I think that Muller if he is doing this investigation in this way is going too far by saying the presidencies of his constitutional power too far, the FBI director on which I think Trump had many grounds to fire Komi, but that cannot be in my view obstruction of Justice by itself because the president has a constitutional right to remove without explaining himself. Could give any reason or no reason the question's gonna give bad recent what people doing on the other side. Look, I have no idea about their personal friendships. But it seems like everybody in Washington. A position of power knows everybody else in Washington in a position of power. But I regard the selection of mullet to take that positions that dreadful choice becau-. He's too much of an inside of making judgments over his friends or his enemies. And so I thought they had a lousy choice for special counsel matter. How admirable conflicts to great? If teen Jim comb is going to be somebody who's going to get involved in this investigation. They've been close friends you can't do. And then once the thing came out with struts page. I think he'd page the FBI the Trump is in the FBI office who now he fired them, but he used their work. And you cannot do the latter under these circumstances that work is tainted as the two people so forth to the poison tree. Yes, that's right by God. You do Doni. Hey. I did not realize. Not only that into over run me. Yes. But I think the conflict is to acute I think that there can be form of obstruction of Justice in rare cases by dismissing an attorney general, but it's extremely difficult to make that case out because of the following you have to prove that the president knew for example, that Flynn was guilty and knew that if he were.

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Who is William Barr, Trump's pick to be the next attorney general?

Patti Vasquez with Andrea Darlas

05:58 min | 3 years ago

Who is William Barr, Trump's pick to be the next attorney general?

"General attorney general once during George H W Bush who passed away this week's presidency. And served. Most people would not even remember he was Terri general. That's how no controversy surrounded him while he was in office during George H W Bush's term and James Comey FBI director famously fired by President Trump was asked today. What did he think about William bar taking this job here? And he says that he likes and respects Bill bar. He knows he's an institutionalists who cares about the integrity of the Justice department says he sure he'll use these standard career resources. He has to judge what he should be involved in what he should be involved with. So he's actually saying he's a pretty good pick. The problem here is that if you go back and look at what William Moore has been saying about the molar investigation. You can begin to see why the president might pick him to this job. By the way, he's sixty eight years old back in ninety one to ninety three us criticize the investigation echoing pretty much would Donald Trump said when he raised questions about molars team has made political donations to democratic campaigns bar said, quote, excuse me, in my view. Prosecutors make political contributions are identifying Shirley strong with a political party. And he said I would have liked to see more balance on this group. Now, you're it really doesn't matter. If you make political contributions or not it's not a matter of having to disclose this or not you're supposed to follow the law and the courts, whether you're an investigator. Who likes a democrat or Republican? You're not gonna get anywhere with the prosecution unless you have the facts and the evidence to back it up a court injury supports it. So this argument that well. Yeah. Some of these people may have been Democrats. Robert Muller is running the investigation. He's a lifelong Republican appointed originally to his job is FBI director by Republican. Wow. Now, here's the six degrees of separation comes in as you mentioned bar served as attorney general under president, George H W Bush, but in the early nineties he supervised Muller in his work as the head of the Justice Department's criminal division could be seen as any sort of a conflict. I don't think. So I mean, you know, this guy what you say in private life is. What's really funny is that the the people who are star complaining about bar saying, well, look what he said and private life. Well, it's the same thing that the president's complaining about these. Prosecutors look what they did in private life. They gave the Democrats here that should really have no bearing on whether you are following the law and James Comey seems to have confidence in it'd be okay. I think it's going to be a moot point by the time he gets confirmed into office, which will not be this month will be well into next year. And in the meantime, Robert Muller, the Russian investigation machine is is just chugging along with indictments and revelations by the hour. So he could be all done by the time. He gets into office. Yeah. He says he's to sources ABC saying that bars likely to accept the job if it's offered to him. He still has to be confirmed by the Senate will that be an easy easy thing to do Andy. Or you see that being an uphill battle. Republicans vote lockstep. Yes. They've got the votes to confirm anyone they want. They've got fifty three to forty seven majority. So it's every Republican votes. Yes. It really doesn't matter. What the Democrats say in the Senate also, and you touched on this a little bit too supported the president's firing of James, call me, and he's the one who wrote that op Ed piece in the Washington Post that Trump made the right move. So again could come back to haunt or create any sort of conflict. Andy. Well, we'll see, but he wrote the Toby sandbag the FBI leadership and engaging grave usurp shin of a sorority in handling the Clinton Email probe. It's amazing. The the FBI ended this Email investigation more than two years ago. And we're still talking about James Comey went up today to testify closed door session. In for house. Republicans who will lose the power to ask anyone to do this in about two weeks two or three weeks and publicly they've been saying we want to know what sparked this investigation into Donald Trump. Why why suddenly we you so interested in these Russian connections when we think that the evidence supporting it originally now not now because we know much more about it. But originally was pretty flimsy, according to Republicans and James Comey walks out of the session today and said, well, they pretty much just asked me about Hillary's Email ask anything else. And we saw were that way. Right. Thank gosh. Anywhere before we let you go. You just said the investigation is chugging along. And it is do you see any big progress or any big announcement by the end of two thousand eighteen or before the end of the year? Boy, I wish I had a crystal ball. This is this is an interesting nothing leaks out of the molar investigation. This is the most watertight ship of any investigation. I think we've seen in many many years here. He is the only way you ever hear from wherever Muller is a paper that's filed on a court usually late on a Friday afternoon. Which is why we are talking about this late on a Friday afternoon pretty much every week. Which is why we thank you for being our first guest as always. Eddie. Thank you get some sleep and on again. Are you to that is the great ABC news? Andy Field who is a tireless in his reporting. And we think time it's been a very long day for him on Capitol Hill. More after this on seven twenty WGN. Introducing the amazing iphone

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"criminal division" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

03:44 min | 3 years ago

"criminal division" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"But but frequently was having to confront confront novel complicated challenging problems that there was no book to go to to look up an answer. Like how did? People deal with this before what are the guidelines? What are the cases? Oftentimes, there were no guidelines or cases or other things that you could go to and so whenever there is something that you can look at something to inform decision makers about what the best way to go. Is it seems like it's should be useful. And might be useful. And so it was I thought it would be helpful to have both folks in the government have access to this information. And then obviously more broadly, the American people, I think it's we as many people have said if we don't learn from history where condemned to repeat it. And so this was a piece of history that I personally didn't know about I thought it was intriguing and interesting, and as you mentioned, Sarah grant, and I wrote this up and put it out there on in terms of looking back at this and sort of seeing how people have dealt with this before what might be the relevant precedent or the lessons of history here. Obviously, there's there's a lesson of history here in terms of Nixon Nixon gets caught for doing this. As you spell out in your piece. One of the articles of impeachment is. Based in part on him having improper contacts with the Justice department about this ongoing investigation. I wonder though, if it was also improper from the perspective of the Justice department for Henry Peterson for the senior Justice department official to be talking to the president certainly Peterson at the time was pilloried for having done that it didn't necessarily look good that he'd been having all these conversations with the president about that investigation. How how do you view that looking back on it? I guess a couple of things one is I I'm not a Watergate historian. Sarah's not a Watergate historian. So we didn't we're not capable of really making a full accounting of everything that happened here. So that's number one. I mean, look it does look alarming when you when you look at this of the interactions, but Mr. Peterson did not know all the facts that that we know now right in terms of what the president knew. And what the president was aware of what the president was trying to achieve through his interactions with them. If you if you take Mr. Peterson's statements at face value, and and he. Was a man of high integrity from everything that I understand. So I take those at at face value. He said, look, I'm I was the assistant attorney general in the criminal division. I felt I had an obligation to inform the president of what was going on. And I think implicit in that is that he didn't know the level of the president's involvement in these types of activities. He didn't know what was in the president's mind at the time. He didn't know how the president was trying to misuse his interactions with Henry Petersen. So I think you you have to sort of give him the benefit of the doubt at the same time, though as as you highlighted in from the peace. These types of interactions are dangerous for everybody there dangerous for the president because they can lead down this road that we saw happened with president Nixon, and they're also potentially dangerous for the department of Justice for the integrity of the investigation a couple of different. Well, at least least one time significantly president Nixon specifically told Henry Peterson do not investigate anything having to do with the Daniel Ellsberg. With with the break in at Daniel Ellsberg psychiatrist office, when when Peterson told Nixon that dean had told the prosecutors about that president Nixon said no stay away from that do not investigate that that's outside your mandate. So he actually was able to constrict significantly a part of the investigation. So it's dangerous for all sides involved. Which is why over the years there's been a history of since Watergate since these things came to light of the department and the White House being very cautious about what the the nature and scope of the.

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"criminal division" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

MSNBC Morning Joe

03:43 min | 3 years ago

"criminal division" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

"Probably more symbolic than anything at this point anyway, wanna talk about your latest reporting in the Atlantic. You're writing about the senate's narrow confirmation, a Trump appointee to head the Justice Department's criminal division. That person has ties to Russia and Democrats are sounding the alarm over how this could affect the Muller investigation. Walk us through this one. The tasha? Yeah. So Brian bench cow ski, he was confirmed to lead the Justice Department's criminal division during the week when the president was meeting with NATO allies when he was about to meet with president of Russia. So all eyes were on this big kind of European tour. He was doing and the Senate very narrowly confirmed pitch cow ski to lead the criminal division. He represented a firm called Alpha-bank, which is the largest private Bank in Russia right when right up until the moment essentially that he was nominated to head the criminal division, which is one of the most significant pieces of the Justice department. So Democrats now are raised. Questions over why he would have chosen to represent Alpha-bank, which is being which is under scrutiny because of ping servers between Alpha-bank, which is, of course, a Russian institution and the Trump organization during the election. He was hired essentially to defend them to look into whether or not they should sue speed news for publishing the dossier and full. And of course, the dossier did say that there was some, you know, improper activities between alpha Bank and the Russian government, therefore providing a link between institution to the Kremlin. And of course, then further looking further kind of raising questions about the communication. The Trump organization had with alpha Bank. So this is all sounding. This is all raising alarm bells with Democrats because they want to know whether or not he's going to recuse himself from the molar investigation. And of course he has not committed to do so, nor has he committed to recusing himself from anything related to alpha group, which is the parent company of Alpha-bank. He has said that he would recuse himself from anything related to Alpha-bank for the two years that he is required to do. So. So, but the bigger question is whether or not he's going to be recruits or anything related to alpha group, which of course is owned by Mikhail Fridman Peter kann, etcetera, German Khan, and Peter, Evan who placed on a treasury department list. Indicating people who were very, very close to the Kremlin. So this is something that Democrats are very worried about and just to be clear, this is to underscore he's Jeff Sessions guy. He was a staffer for Jeff Sessions on the Senate Judiciary committee. When when sessions was the ranking member and he has held numerous positions in the Justice department, it's just he's never been a prosecutor. So there were questions about what his qualifications actually were to lead the criminal division little thumbnail sketch of it. Read the full peace and tasha Bertran always great to have you here. Thanks so much. Ain't kid still ahead this morning. It is deadline day for the Trump administration on how exactly to reunite hundreds of children who were separated from their families at the border. We're hearing audio of one mother's plea to get her daughter back. That's coming up next on morning. Joe today is the quarter deadline for the Trump administration to reunite hundreds of migrant children who were separated from their parents at the border as parents fight for the return of children. NBC news has obtained audio of two. Undocumented mothers pleading to be reunited with. With their children inside an immigration court. Here's one mother's plea. Hereby orders that decision. The asylum officer is a farm killing. I understand that of SE Los. I in your pace is returning to the department of homeland security for you'd be removed to your own country. Independently. Experts as not. That ma'am. I wish you luck in your home country. They still. Me and my daughter. Where's your daughter? This winter sweet New York..

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"criminal division" Discussed on Pod Save America

Pod Save America

04:26 min | 3 years ago

"criminal division" Discussed on Pod Save America

"To a russian bank as the head of the justice department's criminal division you've said that putting brian bench husky in charge of criminal division at justice could prove to be an a stork mistake what was it stake here and what concerns you most now that he's going to be moving into this job listen to this job description to be the assistant attorney general in charge of the criminal division to be in charge of six hundred federal prosecutors in deciding the prosecutions for the most serious crimes in the united states of america the man who was nominated by president trump has never had a trial in his life not a civil trial not a criminal trial i'm not sure he's ever been in a courtroom and he's in charge of the criminal division now that's bad enough i mean that is just gross negligence to pick someone who's never been in a courtroom to head up the criminal division of the department of justice gets worse turns after the trump transition he returned to private practice here in washington and took on his client an organization known as the alphabank alphabank is a russian bank run by an oligarchy this oligarchy so close to ladimir putin that when he opened his london office for the alphabank he invited putin then president of russia to be a special guest and putin showed up they are that close now alphabet just coincidentally ten turns out to be the argon is aviation that's the computer was paying against the trump campaign computer during the course of the last election campaign and alphabank unfortunately has been under investigation for a number of things so this mr bench cow sqi agrees after trump was elected after the allegations about russian interference to take on alphabank as a legal client and what was his assignment take a look at the mention of the alphabank in the steele dossier and decide whether alphabank should should sue steel so i mean he was up to his eyeballs with this oligarchy spank friend of putin at a time when he was a spiring to be the head of the criminal division of the department of justice i'm not making this up yes so many coincidences well and let me add i mean added as well that when we asked him will you please recuse yourself from anything involving russia he said well as a system general recused myself if it specifically about alphabank but when it comes to russian investigation no i won't recuse myself and you know they're people playing out different scenarios if this president decides to try to fire rosenstein mister bench cow scheme now could be in line to take it over in terms of designating whether it's going to be a special counsel investigation would continue senator one last question before we let you go you've been a leader as long as i've been in politics on fighting for immigration reform and fighting behalf of immigrants in this country what do you make if the idea of reinventing or abolishing ice that is sort of taking hold and parts of the party is something democrats should be getting on board with and if not how do you think we should approach approach that issue i don't think that's a crash notable position of a honest with you i believe in i think i've got evidence to prove it there's been gross incompetence when it comes to ice and the agencies of the department of homeland security the fact that they would separate under zero tolerance three thousand children forcibly removed from their parents and now they can't link up the parents and the children under quarter to reunify them is the most dramatic case of incompetence that i've seen at the federal government so am i critical vice you bet i am as well as the other parts of da day chess that are responsible for this travesty but saying abolishing is like saying we're going to get rid of the department of justice things will be okay you know we have jobs to do some of them are very important and we want competent people doing them this euro tolerance policy three thousand kids separated as a collision between cruelty and incompetence i'm making excuses for ice any other president would have cleaned shop over there long ago yeah i was going to say obviously i think a new immigration policy immigration reform is the single most effective goal that we should push for his democrats right but it does seem like this has become a bit of a.

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"criminal division" Discussed on Pod Save America

Pod Save America

04:26 min | 3 years ago

"criminal division" Discussed on Pod Save America

"To a russian bank as the head of the justice department's criminal division you've said that putting brian bench husky in charge of criminal division at justice could prove to be an a stork mistake what was it stake here and what concerns you most now that he's going to be moving into this job listen to this job description to be the assistant attorney general in charge of the criminal division to be in charge of six hundred federal prosecutors in deciding the prosecutions for the most serious crimes in the united states of america the man who was nominated by president trump has never had a trial in his life not a civil trial not a criminal trial i'm not sure he's ever been in a courtroom and he's in charge of the criminal division now that's bad enough i mean that is just gross negligence to pick someone who's never been in a courtroom to head up the criminal division of the department of justice gets worse turns after the trump transition he returned to private practice here in washington and took on his client an organization known as the alphabank alphabank is a russian bank run by an oligarchy this oligarchy so close to ladimir putin that when he opened his london office for the alphabank he invited putin then president of russia to be a special guest and putin showed up they are that close now alphabet just coincidentally ten turns out to be the argon is aviation that's the computer was paying against the trump campaign computer during the course of the last election campaign and alphabank unfortunately has been under investigation for a number of things so this mr bench cow sqi agrees after trump was elected after the allegations about russian interference to take on alphabank as a legal client and what was his assignment take a look at the mention of the alphabank in the steele dossier and decide whether alphabank should should sue steel so i mean he was up to his eyeballs with this oligarchy spank friend of putin at a time when he was a spiring to be the head of the criminal division of the department of justice i'm not making this up yes so many coincidences well and let me add i mean added as well that when we asked him will you please recuse yourself from anything involving russia he said well as a system general recused myself if it specifically about alphabank but when it comes to russian investigation no i won't recuse myself and you know they're people playing out different scenarios if this president decides to try to fire rosenstein mister bench cow scheme now could be in line to take it over in terms of designating whether it's going to be a special counsel investigation would continue senator one last question before we let you go you've been a leader as long as i've been in politics on fighting for immigration reform and fighting behalf of immigrants in this country what do you make if the idea of reinventing or abolishing ice that is sort of taking hold and parts of the party is something democrats should be getting on board with and if not how do you think we should approach approach that issue i don't think that's a crash notable position of a honest with you i believe in i think i've got evidence to prove it there's been gross incompetence when it comes to ice and the agencies of the department of homeland security the fact that they would separate under zero tolerance three thousand children forcibly removed from their parents and now they can't link up the parents and the children under quarter to reunify them is the most dramatic case of incompetence that i've seen at the federal government so am i critical vice you bet i am as well as the other parts of da day chess that are responsible for this travesty but saying abolishing is like saying we're going to get rid of the department of justice things will be okay you know we have jobs to do some of them are very important and we want competent people doing them this euro tolerance policy three thousand kids separated as a collision between cruelty and incompetence i'm making excuses for ice any other president would have cleaned shop over there long ago yeah i was going to say obviously i think a new immigration policy immigration reform is the single most effective goal that we should push for his democrats right but it does seem like this has become a bit of a.

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Senate confirms Justice Department nominee with ties to Russian bank

The Nicole Sandler Show

01:33 min | 3 years ago

Senate confirms Justice Department nominee with ties to Russian bank

"American buffoon or president back at home the senate voted fifty one to forty eight on wednesday to confirm brian bench hausky as an assistant attorney general to head up the criminal division at the justice department so what are the concerns with the president's pick first of all there are questions about his experience or better said his lack of it questions the democratic senator dick durbin laid out yesterday wait a minute you were being chosen to head up the criminal division of the department of justice and you have no experience you have never prosecuted a case never never once been in a federal courtroom not one time than there are questions about bench caskey's resumes specifically as work for a russian bank that thrives under the putin government here's what senator dianne feinstein stein had to say special counsel muller's investigation has resulted in twentythree indictments five guilty pleas and one prison sentence in only one year confirming bench cousy puts that investigation in jeopardy and here's why bench cousy refuses to recuse himself from the russian investigation she writes despite having worked for a russian bank under investigation for ties to trump he also pushed for combs firing to ag sessions while serving on the trump transition team those are clear conflicts of interest and that's a bit of what's news for now i'm nicole sandler appreciate these reports nicole fan i hope you'll consider making a contribution my work is fully listener supported i can't do it without your help out more at nicole sandler dot com slash donate.

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"criminal division" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

02:59 min | 3 years ago

"criminal division" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

"Multiple news organizations are reporting tonight president trump's former longtime personal attorney michael cohen has hired a new lawyer to handle this ongoing criminal investigation into his business dealings in new york emily jane fox vanity fair reports quote cohen according to people with knowledge of the situation has now hired guy patrol to represent him patrol and new york attorney who works with clients and criminal and civil matters prosecuted by the government served as the chief of the criminal division in the southern district of new york from two thousand eight to two thousand nine after news broke last week that cohen was planning to part ways with his original legal team speculation grew that he might be willing to cooperate with the government well today harvard law professor alan dershowitz who has become pretty dependable trump defender in his recent media appearances told business insider guy patrol is quote the kind of lawyer you would hire if you wanted to keep open the option of cooperation this has the wall street journal reports michael cohen wants the president of foot is legal bill quote mr cohen has frequently told associates in recent months he's frustrated that the president has an offered to pay his legal fees which he said are bankrupting him according to one of the people he has said he feels that mr trump owes after his ears of loyalty to the former real estate developer who he served for nearly a decade at the trump organization here with us tonight to talk about all of it annual goldman of former assistant us attorney in of all places the southern district of new york as luck would have it and jonathan linear white house reporter for the associated press all right counselor you told no mr patrol oh and can talk about him in the significance of this higher by michael cohen sherve guy betrayal was the head of the criminal vision which means that he oversaw all the prosecutors district significant job was after in the nineties he was an assistant us attorney prosecutor on the line himself he's a very experienced very qualified white collar defense lawyer i worked for him and then i had the opportunity to be on the other side of him when he went on the defense i i i don't agree entirely with alan dershowitz in the sense that this is this means that michael cohen is cooperating guy trillo has got to trial guy patrol has cooperated witnesses he can do either one and most lawyers do either one very few lawyers would say i'm i will only go to trial or i will only cooperate that's not really how it works but guy patrol was going to be very good for michael cohen in the sense he is going to be able to understand and figure out exactly the jeopardy that michael cohen is in and he's going to be able to provide michael cohen with all of the information that cohen would need to make a determination as to how to proceed if there's a guilty plead into goshi eight guy patrol we'll do a very good job for him if cooperation.

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"criminal division" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

02:05 min | 3 years ago

"criminal division" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

"And that's what bob molars doing i find it so fascinating brian that if we sat here and said well we we recognize if we heard on tv giuliani's voice but i wonder how many people would recognize bob muller we've done segments on that very thing we've we've run compilations of his public comments there they are they're not numerous because he's the most disgust american who the fewest americans have hear heard talking bob is like the the robo cop of the criminal division right now he's he's a he's a former us turney he's a former marine who served in vietnam he's a former chief of the the criminal division he was the chief of the criminal vision when we tried noriega down in miami that that guys like those old world war two movies when you see them say well look we'd got sinned in a marie to take the hill that's bob muller and i really respected because you don't see him out there having press conferences you don't see him out there doing the things i think most prosecutors would say hey that's just not really the way to handle it wow thank you for that matt a backup from other news from today how dangerous potentially is a former soninlaw to paul manafort what could he know incredibly dangerous because they had been in business together buying houses in in the real estate business it's one more potential witness against paul manafort in another area are you have rick gates who was his partner in his international insulting business prepared to testify against him about all of their actions in ukraine and potentially other countries it just adds one more kind of heavy weight on on paul manafort's shoulders he's looking at years and years in jail and he really only has two ways out of it one is to cooperate with the special counsel and it wouldn't just be cooperation he'd actually have to have something valuable to give up about the president or someone else more senior than him like maybe jared kushner donald trump junior or he has to hope.

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"criminal division" Discussed on Off The Hook

Off The Hook

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"criminal division" Discussed on Off The Hook

"Maybe some components of the intelligence agency our clients of the department of justice so turney client privilege is extremely important to them as well and part of this use attorneys manual requires notification to the criminal division that you're about to search a lawyer's office really specifically narrowly tear tailoring search warrant making sure that the search as conducted doesn't retain or collect attorney client privilege information and you have to have a really really compelling reason to search lawyer's office it doesn't happen very frequently and it's never happened as far as i know to the president's personal lawyer so this is a huge deal ugeal yeah it is and that's what pretty much everybody is talking about and and there's all kinds of theories as to what is going to happen next but the general consensus seems to be something's going to happen soon whether it's a robert muller being fired or abandon campaign against the country of your choice just something to to deflect interest away from this it's it's very interesting times head legally legally you you even is unprecedented you don't see anything that is a mess as far as this whole thing well it's hard to say because i'm obviously not privy to the paperwork that the department of justice had filed with the criminal division or any of the forms that they submitted that detailed to circumstances that justify this particular warrant but a judge had the sign off on it and i i'm pretty confident in the judiciary when it comes to the southern district of new york as well i mean these are very intelligent competent judges that have been on the bench for longtime they're not all democratic appointees they're not political operatives these are people that are pointed for life independent judicial officers that take this extremely seriously as the whole point of having article three judges under the constitution is to be divorced from the political process so i think that whatever the circumstances are that justified this particular search they had to be really really dire and we see this.

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"criminal division" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"criminal division" Discussed on Skullduggery

"Did indictment in some ways that muller has given i will point out a little bit of history which i know you appreciate morrogh of course uh was a many years ago the assistant chief of the criminal division at the justice department when um a manuel noriega the president of uh up panama was indicted on drug trafficking charges um and uh this was a big deal uh at the time and as i recall it it had to get approved by the national security council now that's probably not some i e the white house and that's probably not something that um muller is in a position to do to go to the white house and ultimately get president trump's approval to name the russian president in an indictment well first of all there's no indication that trump would have back and given the fact that he's uh he's actually called uh you know this whole idea a hoax an has not not even willing to really impose a lot of sanctions on on on putin i'm glad you know look roger noriega who is a are two bit dictator in south america and a guy who runs one of the most powerful countries the world who wear the way you know we have lots and lots of interests where you know geopolitically in terms of fighting terrorism in turn to what's going on in syria clearly not an ally of the united states but to actually indict di sitting president of russia would i think be of which two four for bob mower of course it also begs the question of whether he is ruling to indict the sitting president of the united states but we'll hope that were like yeah that's more likely than him indicting the sitting president of russia well we've actually got.

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"criminal division" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

01:49 min | 4 years ago

"criminal division" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"Moeller is a veteran prosecutor or he was head of the justice department criminal division and he's not gonna wrap up or exonerate wait anybody until he gets the full story from every conceivable witness oh just started out with manafort in gates there are under indictment it looks like it's going to trial that's going to drag ira at least the year more is not going to issue any final conclusions in till he sees if he can if muller gets convicted whether he's then willing to tell his story but absent hearing an accounting for muller muller's going to keep the the the book open same goes from white flynn we know he's cooperating we don't know what he telling moeller but you know certainly a mole is going to want to get a full be brief from from uh flynn is going to get a full debrief from george papa dopoulos another cooperating witness and all of that is going to take some time and i think the fact that it's going to take time is worthy collisions coming from here because if the warriors are telling trump hey hold on this is all cleared up soon know that's that's where you got a problem yeah michael isikoff great to have you sure and he told more on the more investigations push to discredit and dry by msnbc national security analysts have and farkas former deputy assistant secretary defense and julie ainsley national security justice reporter for nbc news at only start with you because we we've been watching this sort of growing chorus of members of congress actually with this kind of intimating there's baratt bias there's corruption illegitimacy sort of shooting through the fbi fbi's a whole the justice department investigation here's francis rooney remember saying he wants to know the political contributions take a lesson.

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"criminal division" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

01:33 min | 4 years ago

"criminal division" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"One of those lawyers as a man named brent bench brent excuse me brent bench kamsky and brent bench caskey is who the trump administration has now nominated to lead the criminal division of the us department of justice criminal division of the us department of justice is a big deal robert muller the special counsel on the trump russia investigation he's the former head of the fbi yet before he was the head of the fbi he was head of the criminal division of justice the current fbi director christopher ray before he became current director of the fbi he was head of the criminal division that justice being the head of the criminal division at justice means you oversee everything from fraud money laundering computer crime narcotics child exploitation organized crime public corruption trump has nominated for that job the lawyer who has been working to clean up the alfabank trump organization server story and brian been testes alfabank connection has been reported before it was the subject of discussion at his confirmation hearing that's how we learned that it's not like alfabank has been is a longstanding client of his or something he specifically went right to work on this alfabank cleaned up the trump tower server story he went to work on that immediately after leaving his work on the trump transition but now we know that russian banks may be at the bulls i of this scandal the criminal division at the justice department is a huge deal so our russian banks when it comes to understanding the trump russia scandal.

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"criminal division" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

Anderson Cooper 360

01:37 min | 4 years ago

"criminal division" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"Now is this the standard he's going to play to the rest of the fbi agents that if you just macomb to write a memo to yourself like oh feel 300 to by the way which agents to all the time that it becomes yours the doubt director the fbi for the criminal division who aired from earlier today said that what call me did was way out of the ordinary and he should've taken waynehickenchoose the credibility of jamescomeycan you say oh credible when the acknowledges that the president or that he told the president there's three times what i but we don't believe in on this other stuff bent thedemocrats have it's like the trump people are doing it down the democrats it as well i mean he behaved out of the ordinary guy this is what the sky does he behaves out of the ordinary he behaved horribly everybody but but the issue was different the hillarysing was different democrats remain enraged at colmey for disclosing the the last minute investigation about anthony wiener in the in the whole situation but democrats never said he lied there was never an issue about his credibility it was an issue about his political judgement what it's not an actor i heard a lot we hasn't town i agree with you that colmey has been built up in now it turns out that he's a little bit more human in some ways to me that makes them a little bit more credible with beth of about himself and he said i'mi'm not done beth about himself and he says beth about trumpto me it makes it more credible but i think that we're missing a big deal here which is out in the world people are now asking basic question.

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