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NYPD's sex crime unit under investigation after victims say they were shamed and traumatized by officers
"Federal review has been launched into the New York police department's sex crime unit AP correspondent Norman hall reports The Justice Department is investigating the NYPD's treatment of sex crime victims after concluding there is significant justification to do so Prosecutors say there have been reports of deficiencies for more than a decade The investigation will be led by the Justice Department's civil rights division and federal prosecutors in New York They will gauge whether the unit engages in a pattern of gender bias policing There will also be a review of policies procedures and training for investigations of sexual assault crimes U.S. attorney Damien Williams in Manhattan said sex crime victims deserve the same rigorous and unbiased investigations of their cases that
Key inflation gauge tracked by the Fed remains a high 6.3%
"The inflation gauge the Federal Reserve tracks most closely remains high I'm Ben Thomas with a look at the latest numbers The commerce department's personal consumption expenditures price index was 6.3% higher last month than May of last year On a month to month basis prices rose 6 tenths of a percent from April to May The fed tends to track the PCE more closely than the better known consumer price index which tends to weigh gasoline and housing costs more heavily But both tell the same basic story inflation is running dangerously hot The report also shows consumer spending rose at a sluggish two tenths of a percent rate from April to May but consumer income states slightly ahead of inflation while the savings rate also rose slightly Ben Thomas Washington
Why Doesn't Attorney-Client Privilege Apply to Trump & His Lawyers?
"Why does attorney client privilege not apply To the lawyers who advised the Trump campaign and president Trump and others Why Why was there a jury with three jurors who had donated to the Clinton campaign One juror who had donated to the AOC campaign a 5th juror whose daughter was on the same athletic team as the defendant Michael sussman in front of a lawyer appointed by Obama who was friends with the defendant 20 years earlier as they worked together at the Department of Justice Why Why is there a committee of Congress like no committee in the history of the United States
Caller Who Attended Jan. 6 Never Saw a Gun, Knife or Threat
"When I got to the capitol time and amongst the crowd and I was there for several hours, I never once saw a gun, I never once saw a knife, I never once saw anybody communicate in a threat either as someone in attendance or a capitol police officer. I never heard one person say, let's go burn it down. Nothing at all like that. So Charles, here's what gets me. Charles here's what gets me. About the AR-15s, because Cassidy Hutchinson, she says that she heard from somebody who heard from somebody that there were people armed with AR-15s all over the place. My question is, okay, well, why didn't the D.C. police department step in? If in fact, the D.C. police saw these weapons, that's a crime those kinds of weapons are illegal in Washington, D.C., so why didn't they intervene? Exactly. And I can tell you that the police department was around the capital, hundreds of them, and you're exactly right. If a cop stall, somebody walking with an AR-15, they're going to either arrest them, or they're going to take them out. And if the crowd was so heavily armed, why weren't any weapons confiscated, why weren't any police officers shot by the protesters? The only people that died that day were all Trump supporters. And the only person shot was actually by that. And they know it's a lot. And I don't think that this committee is what they're doing is designed to reveal the truth is just designed to do damage to Donald Trump. But here's my thing. All these little lies that they tell and they told over the last four years, they get away with it. There's never accountability. And my hope is that when the Republicans take control in November, that we not only launch investigative committees on January 6th, but also on November 3rd, 2020.
Iran report says nuclear talks in Qatar to end without deal
"A report has emerged that talks between the U.S. and Iran over a tattered 2015 nuclear deal have ended with no breakthrough The report has come from the semi official tasnim news agency believed to be close to Iran's hardline revolutionary guard The agency described the negotiations as finished and having no effect on breaking the deadlock in the talks The U.S. State Department and the European Union which is mediating the talks in Qatar did not immediately acknowledge and end of the negotiations in Doha The 2015 nuclear deal saw Iran limit its uranium enrichment in exchange for lifting of the economic sanctions in 2018 the Trump administration withdrew from the accord raising tensions between the U.S. and throughout the Middle East I am Karen Chammas
US economy slipped 1.6% to start year; return to growth eyed
"The government estimate of first quarter economic growth has been revised again I'm Ben Thomas with the latest numbers It's another downgrade The commerce department reports the economy shrank at a 1.6% annual pace from January through March the original estimate had been 1.4% But on its third and final estimate the department said consumer spending which accounts for about two thirds of economic output was substantially weaker than earlier calculated Growing at a 1.8% annual pace instead of 3.1 Still the negative GDP number probably doesn't signal the start of a recession despite inflation running at 40 year highs and consumer confidence sinking economists expect economic growth to resume Ben Thomas Washington
Kash Patel: Trump Had Offered National Guard to Pelosi Before Jan. 6
"Did or did not President Trump and or his administration Or for national guardsmen To Nancy Pelosi and her people before January 6th Unequivocally yes January 4th in the Oval Office I was there with the commander in chief the Secretary of Defense the chairman of joint chiefs of staff and the chief of staff for the president of the United States where the president unequivocally authorized up to 20,000 national guardsmen and women on January 4th immediately thereafter as chief of staff for the Department of Defense We executed that authorization and went to Nancy Pelosi and the capitol police and mayor Bowser and they all said no and mayor Bowser put it in writing in the United States Capitol police timeline that was just released shows that they declined and put it in writing Do we know why The Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi declined the president's offer For national guardsmen and how many did he offer The president offered up to 20,000 in the law works as you know mark is the president can authorize the National Guard or the second component of the laws there must be a request by a federal agency or a governor in this case mayor of D.C. And Nancy Pelosi controls the federal capital police and therefore they report it to her and why they did not want it I would leave it to the political experts I'm a national security guide but they seem to be worried about the optics just like they were worried about the optics of Lafayette square though there was the hypocrisy of their way And they also could have put up a no crime fence around the capitol They failed to do that And they failed that federal law enforcement there surrounding the capital such as the FBI and DHS They failed to do a great many things that would have been very simple to do
Kash Patel: Hutchinson Was Not Present When Trump Offered Nat'l Guard
"Cass hutchison was she in that meeting with your group with the president of the United States when the president of the United States decided to offer up to 20,000 guardsmen to protect the capitol building Yeah I mean that's it not to be live about it Mark but junior staffers who sit far away from the Oval Office and have nothing to do with the national security of the United States or nowhere near those meetings And rightfully so the Oval Office is a skiff It's a secure compartment of information facility where we were discussing with the president some of the most sensitive national security operations unrelated Obviously the January 6th that's why I remember that meeting So vividly because the Department of Defense under president Trump did not stop our no fail mission and we continued on that morning But let me be clear she was not in that meeting correct No one else is in that meeting other than the 5 people I listed except for maybe one other person coming in and out But not her Not her She
Buckhead Residents Want to Secede From Atlanta
"The wealthy suburbs that are paying all of the tax base and they're the ones that are funding the police and the fire department, but they're the ones not getting the services. They're not getting the protection of the police department because the police officers are busy taking care of crime elsewhere in the city. And a group of folks in one of the suburbs in a place called Buckhead, which really is a beautiful area of super wealthy. You have Linux bowl, you have some incredibly wealthy shops and Neiman Marcus and those kinds of places. So it's very Tony section of Atlantic. Kind of like maybe and I know our folks in games will Georgia and the north, Georgia suburbs might be able to help us out here with this, but it's almost like the Beverly Hills of Atlanta. So you have a lot of wealthy people, a lot of celebrities, music stars, athletes, and they live in this area. And the folks of Buckhead are saying, you know what? We're done. We are done. We're done with the crime. It's unbelievable how many shootings there have been at Linux mall, which again is a high dollar high end mall. But you have all these people coming in from the city. They're taking the subway and they've got a subway stop right there at the ball, and they come up, they call all sorts of mayhem, start shooting people up and then they get back on the subway and they go back home. And now the people in Buckhead are saying, yo, we're done here. We want to secede from the state or from the city of Atlanta. And we've had the people involved in this campaign, the guy in charge is named Bill white. And their argument is that they need the right to be able to create their own police force and that they're concerned that the defund the police movement has really weakened the Atlanta police department. I mean, it makes
Bonnaroo, a leader in green fests, faces climate change risk
"The bonnaroo music and arts festival in Tennessee is facing risks from climate change Bonnaroo is already one of the country's greenest music festivals last year the bonnaroo camp grounds were waterlogged by flooding and roads were impassable forcing organizers to cancel This year Annabel's crew of trash police was ready The reality is that this is a not insignificantly sized city We are basically the public works department for temporary city Vadera was held on a 700 acre site that has a capacity for 85,000 fans People like Jordan L vernia camp out and he learned quickly it pays to be green I was cleaning up my own campground picking up basically our recyclables and I turned it into our trading posts They gave me a vulture and then the vulture was turned into the center route trading post and they gave me a food vulture So now I got free food The goal at bonnaroo is to keep at least 50% of the festival's waste out of landfills I'm Ed
US officials return to Venezuela amid gas price hike
"Senior by the administration officials have quietly traveled to Venezuela in the latest bid to rebuild relations with the South American oil giant AP correspondent Norman hall reports A State Department spokesperson says the U.S. delegation that arrived in Caracas includes ambassador James story who heads the U.S. government Venezuelan affairs unit out of neighboring Colombia The visit comes as the Ukraine war drags on and is driving gas prices higher because of sanctions on Russia The delegation also includes roger karstens the special presidential envoy on hostage affairs His visit is said to be a welfare check focus on the safety of several detained U.S. citizens including a group of oil executives from Houston based citgo jail for more than four years There have been recent signs of thawing relations between Washington and Caracas On Norman
Former Trump DOJ Official Jeffrey Clark Raided by FBI
"So Jeffrey Clark was a Department of Justice official. What is the crime that they're alleging he might have participated in? We don't know, Charlie. I mean, we don't know, we tried to get a sense or Jeff's lawyers tried to get a sense as part of the warrant and they have not revealed what the legal claim is there. Obviously, you know, the left believes that he was up to no good in trying to investigate what millions of people across this country and it was now been documented that there was widespread fraud in the last election. And Jeff was one of the few people at the Department of Justice, I would say, probably the only one that said we have a problem here, the president wants to investigate it to make sure we know and get our arms wrapped around a problem. And Jeff tried to do that. And as a result, he felt he faced the opposition of the career first lawyers that were surrounding
Russ Vought on a Terrifying New Development From Biden's DOJ and FBI
"And for all of you in the grassroots, you have to know that there is this orchestrated plan happening right now. The help us unpack this is Russ vote. He is the president of the center for renewing America and former White House, OMB director. And he also is very close with Jeffrey Clark, who was raided last week by the Department of Justice, Russ, welcome to the Charlie kirchhoff. Thanks for having Charlie. Appreciate it. So Russ walk us through what happened last week with Jeff. Well, Jeff's house was rated in a pre dawn manner. The Department of Justice came to him over a dozen officials law enforcement officials, including those from fairfax county police department. They were there to raid his house to search it to take his electronics, they didn't let him change and let him get into a pair of jeans. They took him out and made him be in his pajamas for over a number of hours. A complete show of intimidation and for those of you who are following the news like you do, Charlie, you know that that coincided with the fact that he was going to be the focus of the January 6th hearings, the sham hearings going on on Capitol Hill. So on a very in the same week that all of the exposure was designed to show that he was at the forefront of a law enforcement investigation to show that this is the person that they were trying to demonize as part of these hearings. And of course, this is just follow on from Peter Navarro. It's follow on from Steve Bannon. Other GOP officials that we're trying to get a handle on and election investigation were the brunt of similar targeting last week. I know that the situation with Jeff better than the others. But this is the weaponization this is the criminalization of politics that we have not seen in this country. In quite some time, if
The Immoral, Unethical & Illegal Things Merrick Garland Has Done
"So using useful idiot Merrick Garland the most corrupt individual to ever sit in the attorney general's office to weaponize the DoJ The DoJ is a power to take your life and take your freedom It's a key Tenet of the three part plan to destabilize this place after they lost in the Supreme Court They will do this whenever they lose And the Supreme Court the presidency it doesn't matter Any critical election they will look to destabilize destabilize That's what the left does They want to break it and rebuild it in a top down authoritarian matter Now here's a good piece If you'd like to read is by John Daniel Davidson and the federalist It's called Merrick Garland's Department of Justice as a threat to the republic It's in my newsletter today if you want to check it out It is a wonderful piece It talks about Merrick Garland the useful idiot the left is always wanted in the attorney general office The attorney attorney general is always even worse than Eric holder It goes through the litany of things he's done The immoral unethical potentially illegal things he's done In that office to destroy and intimidate people and to make sure he is the enforcer and the bouncer for the Biden administration The list is long It's not in all inclusive one either First the protests at the homes of the Supreme Court Justice that are illegal It is unquestionably against federal law to do what these violent sometimes is something I should say sometimes violent The guy who showed up and wanted to kill Kavanaugh I think that's a pretty clear indicator of tendency towards violence based on some of his own statements that he made But these protests at the home are clearly illegal clearly Garland's done nothing about
Jane's Revenge Targets Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers
"There is a series of domestic terror groups. That are pro abortion, and they are not even close to subtly openly threatening to firebomb and attack pro life churches or pro life ministries or pro life clinics. There have been 40 fire bomb attacks that have occurred in states across the country, including Texas, Mississippi, Iowa, and so if you run a pro life clinic, many of these have been vandalized, some of them have had molotov cocktails thrown in them. This is getting no attention at all from the press. 40 of them, and it is obviously coordinated. Yes, this is domestic terrorism. Yes, this would warn a Department of Justice investigation. Yes, there's going to be more of this if we do not stop it. And so I didn't get a chance to play this tape fully, but this is an audio recording of James revenge, the terror organization that just released this blatant threat to continue their campaign against pro life pregnancy centers. Play cut one 24. You have seen that we are real. We are not merely pushing empty words. We are not one group, but many we will unsurprised to see 30 days come and 30 days pass with no sign of consilience, from here forward any anti choice group who closes their doors, and stops operating will no longer be a target, but until you do, it's open season, and we know where your operations are, the infrastructure of the enslavers will not survive, you are already one of us, every one with the urge to paint, to burn, to cut, to jam, now is the time go forth and manifest the things you wish to see, stay safe and practice your cursive, Jane's revenge. An open threat, 40 attacks from Jane's revenge. And from my understanding there have not been mass arrest, but don't worry, school board moms that show up to school board meetings they're under surveillance by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Sebastian Discusses the Border Crisis With Tom Homan
"Now. Tom Holman, welcome to America first. Thanks for having me. Tom, second secretary of mayorkas. He should be called the second. This isn't a joke. This is a statement of fact. It should be the head of the Department of Homeland insecurity, correct? Absolutely, because under his leadership, this country is less safe, less secure. Yeah. And in the last 16 months, it has just been an escalation in terms of open borders, giving illegal immigrants, safe passage. Is there anything one action that they've done that actually improves the situation on the border, Tom? No. No, and we got the first secretary of Homeland Security. I've ever seen this complicit in cross border crime. Look, everything he has done. He's been in power 1617 months. And now we keep climbing and climbing and climbing. He tells the Senate during a sitting here, but we got a plan, the plan is coming together. Unless his plan is open borders, which he's proven, that's what it really is. He has no enforcement plan. He has done a single thing to slow the flow. And look, we sued him, said we sued him to put title 42 back in place, and we won. We sued him and I say we because I actually filed after David. I know. And we assumed the title of 42, we suited for remaining Mexico. We won both a federal court said you must reinstate both. And here's the fact, the only doing remain in Mexico at about 40% and as far as the excuse me, they're only doing title 42 at about 40% remain in Mexico to running at about 5%. And this has been for months.
Kevin Roberts on Universal School Choice and More
"This is what is being told now as part of critical theory that the search for the truth and objectivity is somehow racist. Yeah, it is. I mean, we even see that in a couple of the museums and the nation's capital, which is just preposterous, right? So in order to lead up to that, because that's a decade long project to get rid of that agency, we have to make sure that the state level that there's universal school choice, period, full stop. Every single dollar that any government entity spends on education needs to follow the child. So in heritage, what we're doing to sort of write a headline is operating on these aspirational goals that lead us to greater self governance. And we're not afraid of these big objectives like eliminating the Department of Education or implementing school choice at every state. But we also have to play as a baseball fan, what I call small ball. We got to go hit some singles. Some doubles and lead up to that. So pro life education, we are deeply concerned about the threat of the Chinese Communist Party. They've infiltrated our institutions of higher education and what used to be called Confucius Institutes. And we're talking about what government organs of conversion on our campus. Completely. I mean, my moderate University of Texas is one of the biggest violators of common sense when it comes to keeping the CCP out of our institutions. Heritage is going to shine the light on all of that because there are a lot of members of Congress who are given campaign money by K street lobbyists, affiliated with the CCP to protect this. I'm just here to let you know that next year when there's likely a Republican majority, they darn well better govern as conservatives rather than capital are Republicans when it comes to these
Biden vows abortion fight, assails 'extreme' court ruling
"Calling it a sad day in America a President Biden is vowing the fight to keep abortion legal is not over The president says the health and life of women nationwide are now at risk and the only solution is for Congress to restore roe V wade's protections as federal law He says that means electing more Democrats in November Congress must act with your vote you can act In the meantime the president says he will try to preserve abortion access though his options are limited The Justice Department says it will protect providers and those seeking abortions in states where it remains legal Sagar Meghani Washington
"department of" Discussed on THE NEWS with Anthony Davis
"Coming up on 5 minute news. Report shows systemic racism in Minneapolis police department. U.S. Marine vet released by Russia in prisoner exchange. And 6 million Californians ordered to cut water use due to drought. It's Thursday April 28. I'm Anthony Davis. An investigation launched after the execution of George Floyd in 2020, found that the Minneapolis police department has engaged in a pattern of race discrimination for at least the past decade. The Minnesota department of human rights said on Wednesday it will negotiate a court enforceable agreement called a consent decree with the city of Minneapolis to address the long list of problems identified in the report. The agency found that the city and police department have engaged in a pattern or practice of race discrimination in violation of state law. Its report detailed evidence showing disparities in how officers use force stop search arrest and cite people of color, particularly black people compared to white people in similar circumstances. The report said race based policing in Minneapolis is primarily a result of police force culture, officers, supervisors and trainers receive deficient training, which emphasizes a paramilitary approach to policing that results in officers unnecessarily escalating encounters or using inappropriate levels of force, it said. The report also said the department maintains a culture where officers consistently use racist, misogynistic and disrespectful language and are rarely held accountable for it. Without fundamental organizational culture changes, reforming MPD's policies, procedures and trainings will be meaningless the report said. The report found that officers use higher rates of more severe force against black residents than white people in similar circumstances. It found that Minneapolis police officers are more likely to stop vehicles with people of color and indigenous individuals often for minor offenses. Minneapolis police improperly excessively and disproportionately cite black people for disorderly conduct and obstruction of the legal process the report said. It also found that police used covert or fake social media accounts to surveil and engage black individuals, black organizations, and elected officials unrelated to criminal activity without a public safety objective. In contrast, the report said officers did not track and surveil white people in cases unrelated to criminal activity and did not use covert social media accounts to track white supremacist or white nationalist groups. Russia and the United States have carried out an unexpected prisoner exchange in a time of high tensions, trading on Wednesday, a marine veteran jailed by Moscow for a convicted Russian drug trafficker serving a long prison sentence in America. The deal involving Trevor Reed, an American imprisoned for nearly three years, would have been a notable diplomatic maneuver even in times of peace. But it was all the more surprising because it was done as Russia's war with Ukraine has driven relations with the U.S. to their lowest point in decades. On the other end of the swap was constantin yaroshenko, a Russian pilot who'd been serving a 20 year federal sentence for conspiring to smuggle cocaine into the U.S.. Even as the Biden administration trumpeted the swap, it made clear the resolution did not Herald a broader breakthrough between the countries. Russian forces remained determined in their assault on Ukraine. The U.S. and Western Allies continued to impose punishing sanctions and other Americans still remain jailed in Russia. The swap, the culmination of long-standing requests by both countries, as well as private diplomatic wrangling, took place in turkey, where the two planes pulled up side by side, read a 30 year old former marine from Texas, was arrested in the summer of 2019 after Russian authorities said he assaulted an officer while being driven by police to a police station following a night of heavy drinking. Even on Wednesday his parents joy was mitigated by the concern they said they felt about his physical appearance. They were struck by his unsteady gait and how thin he looked as TV footage captured him walking flanked by guards from a van to the jet. Reed was en route back to the U.S., traveling with roger Carson's. The U.S. government special presidential envoy for hostage affairs. Southern California's gigantic water supplier has taken the unprecedented step of requiring about 6 million people to cut their outdoor watering to one day a week as an extended drought plagues the state following another dry winter. The board of the metropolitan water district of Southern California declared a water shortage emergency and is requiring certain cities and water agencies its supplies to implement the cutback on June 1st and enforce it or face hefty fines. We don't have enough water supplies right now to meet normal demand. The water is not there. District spokesperson Rebecca kimmich said. This is unprecedented territory. We've never done anything like this before. The metropolitan water district restrictions apply to areas of Los Angeles, Ventura and San Bernardino counties that rely mostly on state water supplied through the district, including some parts of the city of Los Angeles, the affected areas are primarily urban. But record dry conditions due to climate change, have strained the system, lowering reservoir levels and the state water project, which gets its water from the Sacramento San Joaquin river Delta. The metropolitan water district said that the 2020 and 2021 water years had the least rainfall on record for two consecutive years. California governor Gavin Newsom has asked people statewide to voluntarily reduce their water consumption by 15%,.
"department of" Discussed on Uncle Erich Presents™ - Classic Radio Shows, Crime, Suspense, Murder Mysteries
"How was kill God, children? He was given a hypodermic needle full of poison fern. Jimmy, this case seems to be getting more hopeless by the hour. Khan store seems to have added a new department. The department of death. Well, the whole thing is taken an unexpected turn, but things are beginning to add up. For instance. Kill go was murdered by someone who no longer needed his services. I wanted to get him out of the way. And that time element ties up with a big event scheduled to place at the store today. You mean the arrival of the diamond? Yes. I think the plan to steal the diamond furnish the motive for both murders. Grady evidently discovered something in connection with it and was killed before I had a chance to reveal what he knew. Again, why should the murderer stay in the store at night before the diamonds arrived? In order to make preparations for the test. But what those preparations were, I must discover today. You were, I suppose we can eliminate con and shelving. Why should we eliminate them? Then you said they both knew the combination of the vault. They could steal the diamonds anytime they wanted to without any preparation. Yes. And the accused of the theft immediately. Also, in that case, as the burglar alarmed to consider no our criminal is much too clever to employ such obvious tactics. But why should Khan want to steal his own dining? Yeah, heavily insured. Jim, Sheldon hasn't been absent or checked out early since the day of great even. So how can he be guilty of murdering kill go on the stall last night? I'll admit that's got me stumped. But not enough to eliminate him. Come on, friend. We're going back to the store, and this.
"department of" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Going to be the political accountability and then the accountability for people who are at the intersection of the political accountability and potentially had involvement or coordination and so that pertains to potentially members of congress who had knowledge of or contact with individuals who planned or participated or inspire the events of january six so except political accountability part. That's always going to be harder. I view the january six select committee as number one the last best opportunity to provide an authoritative historical narrative of what took place. And i think that that is a primary role that this committee will effectively be able to complete and i think a demonstrated that through the first hearing that it conducted with the four officers last month in terms of providing their firsthand testimony to the physical and mental struggle and fight that they had to engage in to hold off the attackers on january six. The justice department will want to first of all protect the equities of its criminal prosecutions. And so it's not going to make any decisions that as it relates to the select committee's work. That's going to interfere with that prosecution as to ben's question regarding the justice department's role in contempt if the justice department goes in that direction and decides to be willing to enforce contend. I could see that more playing out as it relates to the former justice department employees that it has issued the memo. Release saying that they can testify. I think that is a much harder. Decision and i think less likely as it relates to members of congress because then it will get into very separation of powers issue so i think the justice department will play more of a role when it pertains to former executive branch or even current to the extent that there were any career people involved or knowledgeable. It'll play more of a role pertains than than it than it necessarily will. As it pertains to members of congress the members of congress participating as witnesses in the january committee investigation is going to be the last and hardest piece to achieve chuck. Let me come to you. Last this point about executive branch officials. I think is israel one because i think that gets at this question to say what are the limits that the justice department main counter one day depending on the scope of the january sixth inquiry and is worth noting. Of course you know. They are members of the same party between the house. Leadership and the administration. There's lots of opportunities for them to deconflict. Unofficially before anything really comes to loggerhead so to some extent it may be unlikely that we're ever going to hit those limits. But how is the justice department situated self to address them. And i'll note one thing that i thought was an interesting aspect of actually the mo brooks memo that might have ramifications for this year in finding the mo that mo brooks is participation in the january. Sixth rally was not part of his official duties. The just actually site in office legal counsel opinion relating to the line drawn for hatch act purposes for executive branch officials specifically white house officials as to what activities are political And what activities are part of their official duties for haczek reimbur- and funding related sort of funding purposes and appropriations purposes. And if i'm not mistaken actually believed that. Same precedent o. L. see precedent is actually sited in cases about executive privilege as. Well i'm not hundred percent positive. I believe that's the case. So is that actually an indicator about where the line is as justice. Department plausibly said yet january six rally participation in there by executive branch officials or in the planning for it activities around it that's political activities are vested interest. There is much less or is it. Still going to face heartburn about areas in which the the one six inquiry is going to want to push. Yeah you know. I'm not sure that the mo brooks memo really gives us a lot of guidance about what's going to happen down the road with executive branch officials or with the interaction between the white house and the justice department to may brooks was relatively easy. Call fell on the other side of the line. It would be hard to articulate a basis for why his comments inciting a riot fell within the scope of his official duties. I don't think of it as a great predictor but scott. If you don't mind. I wanted to back up. Just a little bit and comment on something carries it. I think she's absolutely right that the select committee is our last best hope for an historical accounting of what happened on january sex. It seems to be the last hope. Because i can't imagine anything coming after it and it seems to be the best hope but only by default recently picked up the nine eleven commission report and i. I have students in my class that i teach read excerpts from it that i reread the preface. The prefaces really interesting. Fourteen months after the attacks on september eleventh two thousand one congress passed the statute which a created the nine eleven and republicans appointed five members. Democrats appointed five members and those ten men and women came together and issued a stunningly good report. Having interviewed twelve hundred witnesses and reviewed. Millions of documents and without dissent was no minority report. There was dissenting report. That was just a single report. An all ten Individuals agreed to it which seems like A relic not something likely to repeat itself anytime soon and moreover they write in the preface That they were working during a time. And this is a quote. Great partisan divide So great partisan divides are not unique to twenty twenty one either and they also noted in the preface that they came to the table with strongly held opinions. Certain views about what happened in what ought to happen. But they listen to each other they debated and oh my god. They occasionally changed their minds by listening. And that seems like a relic of the past two. And so while i think is right. This is our last best hope. It's not a particularly good. help that we're going to have anything even approaching the nine. Eleven commission's work and that is deeply regrettable given what happened on january. Sixth at. It's deeply regrettable. Given the need for a true. Bipartisan historical accounting. We're not gonna get it and That is. I think really really a shame. We will have to leave the conversation there. Carry cordeiro chuck rosenberg and benjamin witness. Thank you for joining us here today. On the law fair podcast the law. Fair podcast is produced in cooperation with the brookings institution our audio.
"department of" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Only person other than the leaker or the only entity other than the leaker who has access to the truth about chuck. Yeah ben just one slight criticism if the policy was a repudiation of what the prior administration did than we have to know the answer to the really important question that carry asked. Who did if this was done at a senior career level and by this i mean the authorization of media subpoenas during the trump administration was done at a senior career level. That doesn't trouble me at all. Men you still have the underlying question of whether or not we ought to do that sort of thing but it takes the politics out of it. If on the other hand this was directed by political appointees to even scores or to go after political rivals that's obviously deeply troubling and then the new policy recently issued becomes an appropriate repudiation. But i don't know that yet. I think kerry frame the question perfectly. We ought to know that before we decide whether or not we are appropriately repudiating. Something that happened in the prior administration but chuck if you're the attorney general and the president has publicly repudiated. Something rightly or wrongly publicly. Said this is wrong. This is not going to happen under my administration isn't at that point the question that you're confronting a how to implement the president's policy rather than what the optimal policy is. No i agree ben. You're stuck at that point and i. I thought that the president biden's remarks were intemperate not particularly thoughtful and that's department reacted in. Perhaps the only way could and. And i think that's regrettable again. I think we have to decide whether or not we're going to do these types of cases at all in my view there's appropriate time to do it and inappropriate times to do it in this policy. Despite the exception that carry noted doesn't leave a lot of room to do it at all. But yes ben. We were stuck once. President biden weighed in and the department reacted in the way that i thought it would but again. I don't know that what happened. Under the trump administration was directed by politicals. There is a very ordinary career oriented process for approving media subpoenas iowa's part of it both as a usa and as a political appointee at the department of justice. It's careful it's thoughtful. It is as it should be. And i don't know whether or not it was corrupted in the last administration. I'd like to answer that question. I well that brings us to one of the biggest legacies. From the trump era that the justice department is continuing to wrestle with and that is the fallout from the january. sixth insurrection. Were seeing the justice. Department of course pursue in array of criminal prosecutions against various people. Involved a number of cases. That's probably too voluminous to really do much with in the time. Left to us on this podcast. Of course we are now seeing a congressional investigation and efforts to move forward to clarify the facts of what happened and perhaps move towards accountability of different sort through that venue. And we see. The justice department takes some interesting positions. Here we've seen a memorandum issue in regards to civilization. i should say Involving congressman mo brooks suggesting that in fact his participation in the rally before the january six insurrection did not constitute part of his official duties as a congressman and therefore he was not entitled to immunity in being represented by the united states under the westfall act. And we've also seen the justice department. Come out in indicate that they don't see any barriers to participation by former administration officials in the inquiry that's being led by select committee formed in the house into the january six events. So ben let me turn to you on this first. what does this tell you. What are what are the big lessons that we should take away from these first. Few steps to the justice department is pursuing opening the door to the sort of accountability particularly in relation to the select committee and civil litigation. And where do we think. This is gonna lead. What additional steps we see and does it give us a sign of how. The justice department is going to navigate the traditional equities around executive branch privilege executive privilege executive branch information as this moves forward. Yeah so first. Of all i think the civil litigation questions are though they've been high profile and much commented upon much less important than the questions of the interaction between the department and the congressional committee and the reason is that in the last administration. The justice department was very energetic and trying to help witnesses. refuse to testify giving witnesses direction on privilege that was frankly adverse to the interests of the investigating committees and so as a preliminary matter the justice department has said. Hey we're not doing that anymore. And we're we're not asserting privilege with respect to any executive communications around one six and that opens up basically tells the Potential witnesses if you get called by the committee. You are really on your own if you decide to resist. That intern raises a second question. Which has not been much discussed. But i think is the really important question which is will the department actively intervene on behalf of the one six committee and the way that would happen as the following witness a receives the subpoena and refuses to comply with it in the normal process. The committee does not go to court. To enforce the subpoena it holds the person in contempt of congress and congress passes a resolution of contempt and refers to the justice department for prosecution. This did not happen during the trump administration. Because everybody knew that the us attorney's office would take no action with respect to such a resolution. And the question. I think that's really a lot rides on. Is what will be the institutional posture of the justice department to such a thing if it were to happen today so imagine a subpoena to donald trump. Donald trump defies the subpoena or. Jim jordan defies the subpoena. The house hold him in contempt and sends it over to the. Us attorney's office. What is the us attorney's office do with that. And i think that's like one of the big questions that we're going to confront over a relatively short period of time as witnesses to one degree or another do not satisfy the committee with either the truthfulness of their testimony or the fact of their testimony. Carry let me turn to you as somebody who's been closely following a variety of kind of accountability measures related administration and now the january sex insurrection from your experience with the justice department. The needs that we expect for the select committee is been right that we're seeing some signals about potential cooperation. The justice department and and prepped more would are going to be the limits of that cooperation. Because that's the question that's lurking behind this that the justice department doesn't really have an incentive to telegraph for political reasons until they actually become real until they're faced with the prospect of actually having to cross some sort of internal line. We're mike those lines. Lie well i think there's always been sort of two different lines of accountability for january. Six one is the criminal accountability that the criminal prosecution of individuals who participated in the attack on the capital and the transfer of power. And that hard which is led by the justice department through its criminal prosecutorial mechanisms. I always had confidence would would proceed. And we're seeing that in terms of the various charges that are brought against people in the end the massive investigation nationwide investigation that the justice department is conducting and as those prosecutions on unfold. The harder part was.
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"Restrain him attractive as the memo is and well done as it. Is ben just a push back on one point. Am i correct. The justice manual which is where they're proposing to embed. These rules are exploring betting at least parts of them doesn't actually have to go through formal notice and comment right. It's actually not a formal regulation but a type of policy guidance. That doesn't have quite the level of barrier as you might associate with the former regulation. Is that right. What is the process. They have to pursue to change that. Yeah the There is no notice and comment associated with the justice manual and therefore the efforts to codify this have less strength than on the compulsory process for journalists side. Where i believe. And i don't have the memo in front of me that the direction to the deputy attorney general was actually to promulgate rags to the extent possible. But that's actually a great pivot point for us. Because i want to come and talk about exactly that journalists policy that you mentioned because this is another item that we've seen come out in the last few weeks. That is a pretty significant departure for this justice department Certainly for the trump administration's practices. And arguably i think even from prior administrations practices and that is the revelation in recent weeks that the trump administration subpoenaed phone records and certain email records for a number of journalists primarily related to. I believe a leaks investigation around russia relating to russia. Russia story in two thousand seventeen. Maybe going into two thousand eighteen. This caused affirmative stir. And we've seen a justice department policy be released around this basically setting a very very high bar if not outright prohibiting in most cases these sorts of subpoenas moving forward chuck. I know you've been involved with some leak investigations prosecutions in the past. What is your reaction to this. How big of a development is this in terms of past justice department practice even predating the trump years. And is it an appropriate fixing. Your is a calibrated fix towards the sorts of problems that this most recent story has brought to the fore. Scotla me dumb this down a bit. Which is my specialty. Leaks of classified. Information are illegal because congress said there were legal and so typically you have two people who know about the crime the leaker the man or woman who held possessed new classified information and passed a journalist and the journalist who published it. Those are the two people who know. And so if you want to prosecute a leak case those ideally or the people that you talked to the first one the leaker has lots of good reasons not to talk to you cling The fact that any truthful statement they provide you would tend to incriminate them and so you often don't speak to the subject and now the journalists apparently is off limits to and in some ways at distresses me because there really is no way then to make a leak investigation despite the fact that congress has made the leak of classified information a crime. If you accept that if you're okay with that. I don't mean that facetiously. I'm not trying to be sarcastic now. If you're okay with that then the policy makes perfect sense. We'll just stop doing those cases. That's okay as a policy choice. I guess but the problem is that you know. We have lots of lake material being published in lots of different places all the time now on the other hand the counter. Valeting factor is that. We don't successfully make a lot of cases. I don't know what the numbers are. But i very very very. Small percentage of leak investigations turned into leak prosecutions because even when we subpoena third party records. Scott let's say you write for law fair you up. Classified information new published it and we'd like to know that with whom you spoke. You're a journalist. Scott in new probably spoke with scores of people. Hundreds of people are only one of whom provided the information and by the way with every passing day less and less likely that they did it in some way that's easily discernible. And so what agents and prosecutors end up with is a very very long list of people who spoke to a journalist who published classified information and even with all of that investigative work even with third party records which provide additional leads. We almost never make leak prosecutions. They almost never happened. I mean you can count on one hand. Perhaps to over recent years the number of successful leak prosecutions so maybe the department of justice policy is just a nod to that maybe is just the recognition that for all of the blowback they get on these cases They're better off just not making them at all. It's still troubles me somewhat. Because from a pure of privacy analysis records in the hands of third parties are typically discoverable if we needed benz bank information or we needed carries phone information and neither of them were journalists. We were just issue. A subpoena to bank of america to verizon and we would have it the next day. And so there's nothing sacrosanct. About third party records those exist all the time are being created continuously if the department of has simply decided that they don't wanna pursue anymore i get it and i understand that. We seldom successfully make week cases but it strikes me And i think the way. I've characterizes before as a foolish decision but not a reckless decision carry. Let me turn to you for your thoughts on this You know you're somebody who spent their a good part of your career. The now sturdy division working around very sensitive issues but has also more recently worked adjacent to if not a part of the media industry as cnn analysts and another capacities as as a scholar. And a writer yourself what is right balance to be struck air. Does this policy do it. Does it get close to target or is it a bit of a a more of a capitulation. That might be appropriate. which i which. I will take some of chuck's reservations that this might be going a little too far. So i do think that this new policy is a substantial change from represents a substantial change from prior practice across administrations of both parties. So if we look for example in the not too far back. History of of either the george w bush administration breath obama administration. There were these types of cases from time to time and and that was to enable the prosecution of individuals who participated in the unauthorized disclosure of classified information which as chuck rightly points out is a federal crime. So i do think this represents a substantial change. I also.
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"It's difficult for me to understand. How a trial or a trial like preceding peach mint can be conducted without witnesses. I was a prosecutor for a long time. I had witnesses. In every case there's no way to prosecute a case without witnesses but you know carry. We saw the first impeachment proceeding a bunch of really compelling witnesses and it all amounted to a bunch of nothing in the end. Because the other thing you need our fair and impartial jurors And i don't think we had enough of those. I agree with you carry. That we absolutely should have had witnesses in the perfect world. we would have had witnesses. I worried at the time that if the impeachment managers tried to call witnesses it would have been tied up in the courts and by the way tying it up in the courts may not have been notorious but doesn't take a lot of merit to get something tied up in court. You know in the end. I think we still are left with the problem that some number of jurors were not unbiased would not have voted to convict and remove the president regardless of the number of quality of the witnesses. You're quite right. The stuff coming out now is compelling. It's also not that surprising. Unfortunately i hate to say that but seems like exactly the thing that our former president would do. I'm glad that there was institutional resistance at the department of justice. Also not terribly surprised by that on because whether folks come up you know through the ranks or they drop in as political. There's still a strong institutional pull at the department of justice. And with mr donahue and miss with mr rosen. we saw it Inaction yes oh just. A quick factual point actually in the first impeachment trial. There were no witnesses either. There were only witnesses in the house impeachment proceeding that led to the trial which then had just like the second trial no witnesses in the second impeachment. There weren't even witnesses in the house impeachment proceeding. There were merely the house proceeded on the public record. And the senate then proceeded with its less than partial impartial jury to acquit based on the public record. And of course the danger when you do that is then you find out later that there were Important facts that you were unaware of like that. The president was corruptly. Trying to tell the attorney general you just you just announce the things The election was corrupt. And leave the rest to me. I agree with both chuck and carry that. There is nothing surprising about this material. Given what we already knew about what. The president was saying publicly. And frankly saying about rosen and before him attorney general bar it actually would have been surprising if he hadn't been saying similar things to them in private. And i think the you know the danger and we'll talk about this as we talk about some of the policies that the department has adopted. Is that you know. A lot of the department's policies and traditions are based on the idea that presidents will respect its institutional autonomy and what trump's showed over four years including in this episode was that he doesn't and that really raises the question to me whether in the long run these policies that rely on that. Assurance are actually sustainable. Let's turn those policies briefly and carry. I'm gonna come to you on these because we have seen oboe semel tasteless with the story going public. A set of policies one at the justice department and one at the white house that actually applies to the justice department and a range of other executive branch agencies that is intended to address not necessarily this specific incident but kind of the broader efforts to influence the justice department and potentially other agencies that many saw as a hallmark in many ways of the trump administration particularly in the post two thousand twenty election period these policies aimed at limiting restricting. How the white house executive branch agencies interact pretty novel measure not by no means unprecedented but certainly A step towards trying to create some sort of more insulation independence and resilience of an independent justice department and other executive branch agencies. Tell us a little bit more about these policies and the extent to which they can. Maybe can't help curb. Some of the problematic conduct. Like this rosen story short before we get into the policy. So i i do want to just make one other note to help a little bit. On on the rosen story in particular which is at. I i completely take the point. That witnesses in the impeachment. Trial probably would have been litigated. And so that timing wise. I understand the circumstances around that i do think it raises a separate question about the obligations of public officials to speak publicly under the circumstances. So one of the things. After a on the date of and immediately following january's sex That was somewhat surprising to me was the relative silence of the acting attorney general and i do think in light of what we now are learning was going on behind the scenes and then the events of that day that i thought it at the time and i think it more now as i see what was going on behind the scenes with these releases of these memos that it perhaps could have affected the the national conversation had the acting attorney general spoken publicly and revealed then what had been going on behind the scenes as opposed to now this coming out through just reporting based on what the oversight committee is receiving but but moving forward scott to the to the memo so this is the memo that the attorney general issued on january twenty first. And then there's a companion memo from the white house counsel also Excuse me july. Twenty first and also a memo from the white house counsel of july twenty first pertaining contacts approved contacts or prohibited contacts.
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"If it's improper in one of the key things there too is that that presumption of notice is important because if you delay notice the bell is wrong the you know. The justice department has the records in hand. And if you're the affected journalists reduce organization. There's only so much you can do to to mitigate potential harm to other sources to ongoing stories that the the newsroom is looking into that are not the subject of the investigation so i i do think that they raise different issues and to be looked at looked at differently. And when you look at the media side of what are the big questions. I mean pete describes the says sort of. He's never heard of a situation where you get eight of these things in in a relatively short period of time out. What are the big questions from your point of view. And what would you need to see in order to answer them. So i think one of the biggest questions is i think probably the biggest question is why was noticed delayed here you know who authorized these when and one of the things that. I'm not sure if we talked about yet. Is the records. That were sought from cnn new york times and the washington post. Those records were all from certain periods in two thousand seventeen early in the administration but we know that the authorization for them With given in two thousand and twenty at some point. The cnn warnermedia. a d. order was was was sent around july. And you know. There's various aspects of the guidelines that suggested authorisation was given at some point in twenty twenty for the some point later in two thousand twenty for the others. And when you've got records that are three years old and you're you're authorizing what are supposed to be. This is said in the guidelines themselves extraordinary cases. That's one question the paying they're the exceptions in the notice provision for the guidelines as i said. Are you know significantly impaired the integrity of an investigation grave harm to national security or potential threat to life and limb. The attorney general needs to make the determination that does exceptions apply before authorizing a delayed notice and again that was one of the innovations in the in the guidelines when they were revised under attorney general holder was flipping that presumption of notice so previously. You could only notify the affected news organization or journalist. If you affirmatively determination that notice wouldn't cause harm whereas under the two thousand fourteen two thousand fifteen revisions. There's now a presumption of notice. Unless the attorney general affirmatively determines some arms would result. So i really think we need the The answer to that question and then just very quickly one other one other question is how do these cases fit into the broader historical trend that we've been seeing leak investigations where prior to nine eleven. You had one successful prosecution of journalistic source Under the espionage act you had a couple of prosecutions that Either fell apart or resolved under under different charges. You know since. Two thousand and nine starting under the bush administration and then continuing the obama administration. You seem relatively speaking a significant uptick in the number of leak investigations into journalistic sources. And when my my boss bruce brown and i published that article in in law fair we said that the trump administration's record is that different from what we've seen under obama. The obama administration pursued more cases than all other presidencies bind. The trump administration's record at that at that time was about the same and you know are are these records. Requests targeted at members of the news media at to secure evidence lee cases part of that historical trend. Are they something different you know. How do they fit into that story. All right oren. Quinta and p. d. any of you want to make the argument contra gabe that actually we should understand this as one pattern of activity. The media stuff is that game points to an interesting subset but actually the the real question we need to answer here or a real question we need to answer. Here is whether pete's earlier framing of it is the right one that this just maps onto neatly with the former presidents list of those and we need to satisfy the fundamental issue. Here is not the question of continuity difference between the obama administration on the trump administration. But the question of whether the justice department was weaponising law enforcement authorities for purposes of media and congressional opponents or perceived opponents of the administration. I don't necessarily see those two options as in opposition to one another. Because you could. I think you could easily say well. Perhaps the trump administration was essentially going after enemies here. But it was able to do so because of you know. The the trend that gave has identified and the fact that the justice department's policies on this you know are not particularly rigid one way or another so that you you might be able to look at it as you know. Another example of a sort of trump era course of action on the part of the executive that is both you know within a pattern of executive actions and increasing executive power perhaps over time and also raises a lot of questions about whether or not trump and his justice department abused those powers the to me those seem very tightly woven together as possibilities. You could you could. Have you know the example of the sort of increasing trend of of leak investigations without necessarily the desire to go after trump's necessarily think if there's the ladder we have to discount the former as well if that makes sense or in.
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"Behind secret dad orders time re cannot rely on the department alone to make these changes on quotes the house judiciary committee consequently oust that it will investigate the former administration surveillance of quote members of congress the news media and on quote this host dated the recording of this podcast. So please bear that in mind as you listen to follow so quinta i want to start with you. Bring us up to speed. I thought we were done discussing. Mike flynn and the investigation of him. How did this all come back. It is a pretty tangled tale. So i will give you the overview as best. I can essentially all. This has come to light more or less over. The past month was sparked by a series of disclosures from the justice department under attorney-general merrick garland to various news organizations. So the washington post cnn and the new york times that the department had in some cases sought in some cases sought and obtained a phone and email records from various reporters at those news organizations in the case of the washington post reporters. It's seems based on the timeframe from which the data was requested that the investigation may have involved a story. The post reported about a conversation between jeff sessions who is at the time on the trump campaign with russian ambassador sergei kislyak about the campaign or perhaps about obama administration efforts to counter russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election. The subject of the cnn. requests is unclear but the the justice department is seeking records for pentagon reporter barbara starr and then when it comes to the new york times. The times indicates that the subject matter the department was investigating seems to involve a story that the paper published about fbi director. James comey's decision on how to handle the clinton email investigation which involved a mysterious document of russian origin that was misleading and nature And which led komi so. He said to change the way he had handled the email investigation. That it's pretty tangled. We can get into that more letter if you like. Essentially according to the new york times the trump administration has pursued leak investigation into whether komi was a source for that story and so the suggestion is essentially that these records from reporters at the department may have sought those records as part of that leak investigation. So that's sort of part one of the story part two of the story or maybe part one a is that it later turned out that the times and us cnn the executives and lawyers at those organizations were placed under a gag order over requests for records of their reporters and then the other part of the story is that on june tenth. The new york times broke the story that in two thousand seventeen two thousand eighteen. The justice department had successfully requested. That apple handover email meta data and account information from a variety of people linked to the house. Intelligence committee So now chairman. Adam schiff a representative eric. Swale well as well as committee. Aides and family members including at least one minor and apple also received gag order according to chairman. Shift the justice department environment may that the investigation was closed. But this news. I think really revitalized the discussion. That had been circulating so far about these Requests information from reporters. Congress pretty predictably was irate. I would say And there was a great deal of discussion about sort of what. What would happen. Next on june eleventh. A justice department inspector. General michael horowitz announced that he would be investigating these investigations after these demands from congress. There's also some some sort of odd little loose ends here about whether or not Attorney general bill barr previous attorney. General jeff sessions and a deputy attorney general rod rosenstein were aware of these requests at the time. They they all say that they don't recall and also i should know that the justice department apparently according to the washington post also requested information firm. Then white house counsel don mcgann in february two thousand eighteen. Well he was gel white house counsel so all of this is is a bit confusing. There is a lot we don't know But that is. I think that the picture as we now understand it as of monday. June fourteenth at our unfortunately so gabe before any of this broke. You wrote with bruce brown your colleague at the reporters committee a piece for l'affaire in which you gain of advice are reckon policy recommendations to the attorney general about how to handle media leaks investigations in the future as well as handle these past ones talk a little bit about when if ever it is appropriate for in your view for a such media subpoenas or subpoenas for foreign any male records of of press people to take place so i think in this case so before addressing the the that question in one thing here. That's particularly important to note with these requests with with other requests is that there is a set of internal policy guidance at the justice department that governs when in how members of the department can seek information from a members of the press in leak investigations in one of the key provisions. There and this was a change. Actually to the guidelines. Following controversies Under the obama administration When the justice department sought records from the phone records from the associated press in the actual content. For for james rosen. There was a change. Those guidelines requiring were putting in place at presumption of notice to the affected journalist or news organization before seeking to compel the production of meditated. Like this you know or other types of investigative steps the presumption of notice can can only be overcome. If the attorney general make certain determinations and those the exceptions to that presumption of notice are supposed to be pretty narrow grave harm. National security significant harm to an investigation Or threats to life and limb in. What's really important to know here is whether the presumption of notice provision in the guidelines was strictly followed the question about when it's appropriate disease records journalists the justice department itself recognizes that such investigative steps are particularly sensitive that if they're overbroad you can identify sources beyond just the source that you're trying to identify specific Leak investigation you can give visibility into what the newsroom is thinking about. And because of that there are these these guidelines in place at the justice department. That are really there. You know to ensure that investigative steps like these occur only in the most extraordinary situations pete you were part of the russia investigation and were still involved in it. At the time that the administration shifted. How should we understand this spree of subpoenas both on the congressional side and on the media side to what extent is. Is this what you would expect to see given. Jim commes publicly expressed at the time anxiety about the leaks. I mean he did say in public that he was very upset about the leaks and in congressional testimony that he was investigating them aggressively. Is this a a reasonable reflection of that or do you look at this pattern of of data record acquisition and say. I had no idea this was going on. I think that the question answer two ways the first is that the leaks that we saw in two thousand sixteen in two thousand seventeen particularly surrounding russia in the trump campaign and then administration were unprecedented in volume compared to anything i saw over the course twenty or career and having said that i think response government in response to those leaks investigating.
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"His first responders in health care workers for four plus months. Yeah, There is certainly a path forward for our schools. Once again just something else that isn't reported. Most pervasive former bias, The news media omission. That was also part of what you are saying Instinctually. In fact, today, Guess what There's been no outbreak. 00 Nada. No outbreak linked to any day care facility in the state of Florida. Which is why you had trouble finding data on it so back to our schools. The CDC U. S Department of Education for the Department of Health and for the Department of Education. All recommended classroom education options for students and parents. Let me repeat. The Centers for Disease Control. The United States Department of Education, the Ford, a Department of Health and the Ford, a Department of Education, all recommend. Classroom education options for students and parents. In fact, They made the case that the public health risk is greater not to offer classroom education options to kids. That's what's so frustrating regarding the decisions of South Florida school districts. Since the onset of the panda make the school district stated they had followed the science and health care experts. Instead, they've chosen to ignore both science and The top experts in the state and the country. And yes, to your point regarding the conversation regarding daycare facilities. Highly highly instructive in this regard. How hypocritical is it of the science deniers in the school district's To say that it's completely okay for 20,000 Children to go into similar environments for those that are literally on the front lines working in our hospitals every day. It's safer that to happen. But by God, No, You're kidding. They can ever have an option to go to school. I mean, you know what that is? It's just that most people news media so suck up to the school district's and are scared to present you with the truth. I never will be two sides of stories. One set of facts, we will always present the facts. Time forgot his conclusion. All right, so WalMart exporting goods and now target will be closed on Thanksgiving, all in efforts to avoid big crowds and pushing people for black Friday situations so target instead is going to begin offering the biggest deals online and in stores starting October. Ah, that is market employer and however, doesn't it? I mean, yes, but at the same time doesn't take you back when you actually enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner, not lunch because he had to go stand in the line. Amen. Yeah, I never did do the Thanksgiving in person thing, But Amen..
"department of" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"With the department of justice took custody of nearly two hundred thousand and ninety five respirators one hundred and thirty thousand surgical masks six hundred thousand gloves as well as bottles many many many bottles and disinfectant sprays that were being recorded all of this material is now being given to health care workers most of it's already been given out and we've given a lot to New York a lot to New Jersey a lot to other places in addition to ensure that health care workers in New York have the protective equipment they need the federal government in the name of the department of defense is providing about eight point one million N. ninety five respirators department of defense and we've already given two hundred thousand of them to New York City where the bloody hell needed them very badly so we got him to merit a plaza New York City they were very grateful eight point one million and we're going to be increasing that number from eight point one million to more that's a lot of N. ninety five respirators today my team spoke with the CEO of our senior health and the CEO of LCM say the two largest health systems in New Orleans they said they feel that they currently have enough ventilators I think a lot of people are going to have enough ventilators and masks and appreciate what we did and all of the things we've been doing with them working with them the CEO of our sheer water Thomas who's really been fantastic I have to say indicated the need for two hundred and thirty thousand surgical gowns and instructed favorite to deliver them tomorrow so to have the two hundred and thirty thousand that's Louisiana New Orleans two hundred and thirty thousand surgical gowns to have them by tomorrow we're expanding the role of the armed forces in our response effort because no one is better prepared to win a war than the United States military and we are in a war the invisible enemy remember over nine thousand retired army medical personnel have answered their nation's call international boarding field hospitals and medical facilities all across the country like what I just told you that governor Cuomo requested we do something in Javits where we take it over and we're going to have that manned by the military because it's very tough to get people more people in the New York area so we're gonna have it manned by the military Javits center National Guard members have been activated to help states build new treatment centers and assist in the seamless distribution of medical supplies that includes National Guard the National Guard is assisting very strongly because the states were in many cases unable to have the delivery capability from warehouses and other places that we with the supplies so I've given approval to use the National Guard to various national guards in the different states then they're doing a fantastic job of not only protecting people but delivering material the army corps of engineers is assessed more than one hundred facilities in all fifty states and is rapidly building temporary hospitals and alternative care sites in many states in New York New Jersey Michigan Pennsylvania Arizona California Colorado Florida annoy your Mexico Oregon Washington Wisconsin Ohio they do a lot of work and just other states plus additional that are being will be announced probably tomorrow but they're doing some job the army corps of engineers what a job they're doing and female what a job they're doing as we deploy the power of our military were also deployed a skill of our doctors scientists and medical researchers we continue to study the effectiveness of hydroxy chloride Quinn and other therapies in the treatment of prevention of the virus and we will keep the American people fully informed enough findings hydroxy clerk when Harrell it's looking like it's having some good results so I hope that that would be a phenomenal thing but we have it right now in approximately now it's increased to one thousand five hundred people I spoke with doctors occur in New York terrific guy by the way is we're doing a good job and I spoke to governor Cuomo last evening and this morning about it so it's been there for about three and a half days but I think and which in many other places is being tested to and we have a tremendous supply of it we've ordered it in the case that it works and and I would say I could have some pretty big impact so we'll see what happens my administration is also working to get relief to.
"department of" Discussed on WTVN
"The Ohio department of health yesterday today has now confirmed a one thousand nine hundred and thirty three corona virus cases in the state this afternoon there have also been over four hundred and seventy five total hospitalizations around one hundred and forty of them in the I. C. U. they're also now thirty nine reported deaths one of those was a Delaware County resident and the governor said to provide the latest information at a press conference that set to be held within the hour keep it tuned right here to six ten WTVN to listen live the president meanwhile is backed off easy stir timeline now to get the American economy back up to business after new warnings that the covert nineteen deaths in the U. S. could be as high as two hundred thousand president trump amending is coded nineteen guidance now saying Americans should keep social distancing in place through April I changed his top doctor Anthony Fauci explained on Good Morning America to pull back the mitigation methods before you reach the peak and turned and turned the corner I think really would have been improvements out you also saying drugs to treat coated nineteen are in the works like early summer late spring we will get a signal in one of those drugs to see whether it works or not Alex mache ABC news Washington the FDA has approved a new mask cleaning machine that could help better protect those on the front lines the machines built by Ohio company Patel were being limited to cleaning just ten thousand masks the day and could only be used in Ohio but governor Mike to one push the White House Sunday we can clean eighty thousand these every single day for yes let us go do it the FDA gave approval Sunday night Patel CEO Lou von fair we're not ready to turn the operation on so we have one system for containers fully up and operational today in Ohio other machines will be sent to coronavirus hot spots like Seattle New York and Washington D. C. Ribeiro ABC news today Dublin city schools donated over three thousand and ninety five masks to the Ohio health department the district says they will be stored in their warehouse in the city and also helping first responders a small distillery in Ohio that just got its state license is not turning out bond could just yet instead they're making ethanol that they're putting in bottles as sanitizer and it just looked at each other my partner and I and said Hey you know we make alcohol we can we can help you know can only L. V. que distillery in mid dina says it was the right thing to do he says visitors to to to their distillery can get one free bottle of their seventy five percent alcohol solution but most of what they're producing is being given to first responders such as police and fire another day in Corentin means another price drop at the pump gas prices are still plummet again Ohio as more people stay home to avoid covert nineteen gasbuddy dot com reporting the average price of self serve regular is down twelve cents this week to one dollar sixty.
"department of" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Department of Veterans Affairs welcome to the winters business lunch with me he it has been a wild week the S. and P. five hundred took just six trading days ago from record highs to a correction let's get to John and Jerry and right away he the C. N. B. C. analyst to the counter of Nigerian family office and also the website market rebellion dot com hi John mole great to be back with you thank you it's great to have you here we want to hear your take on this crazy week well how come the first six days of the week were all basically every rally was sold and the wheat reason you can tell that is by the volume increased so in other words if on a particular one minute or two minute chart you see volumes accelerating when the market gets too high and it exhausted itself and then trades right back down that's what I'm talking about they were aggressively selling for the last six days every rally now today is the first day for your listeners but we've actually seen buyers come in aggressively in big volume numbers so even though the markets down five hundred points or whatever it is that the second those stocks like Microsoft are ten dollars off the bottom today so that's that's something that's going to provide more balance than just a straight one way downward ticket and that's a good sign so do you think there's been another selling that there's sort of an exhaustion of selling and Monday should be better it's possible what I think happens this is just a I was talking with our our guide that follows the fed more closely even then I do and that would be Steve liesman is better former deputy editor over at the Wall Street journal and so forth Steve was and I were making odds but we see some sort of coordinated central bank statement over the weekend probably not rate cuts but probably something along the lines of we have been monitoring the situation and we are we're ready to act with any and all whatever authority as well as tools that are in their toolbox to basically stabilize markets I think a statement like that would go a long way towards ameliorating some of the fears that investors have right now so are the futures markets right now betting on a rate cut yes we are but not this weekend thank god they're betting on a rate cut they've gone up all the way to a hundred percent chance in a March meeting we're gonna get a rate cut but I think they could do an awful lot of good just by talking to drop on making a coordinated statement like I say because this is a global issue it's not just China it's not just the United States not just the land which the whole world so seeing popcorn statement would be something that would both deserved and necessary so John the season's been getting worried callers all week about their portfolios and.
"department of" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"The department of justice and the FBI are treating this as domestic terrorism as a hate crime he is terrorism and hate crimes and the full force of the prosecutorial authority of both the state government and the federal government will appropriately in sure that the maximum penalty is enforced against this that this summer but that's been the position that all of us are all along here what happened in el Paso what happened in Dayton what also happened in Chicago although it's the details are different but still loss of innocent life through murder with firearms but what happened was was horrible and the full weight of the law should be brought against the people involved but our animosity are discussed should be reserved for the people that actually do the thing and we should not allow conversations about policy to get dragged into a but this person that once did this terrible thing like a few things that you like so you're basically the same which is what the game has been for lives all week and this is not new they've been doing this for for quite some time but we should not allow them to get away with that because if we're going to be concerned about what tears us apart if we can have a conversation with the other side without hearing well it's so racist why are you so racist this country is not long for this world as a place where ideas can flourish and and we can live in let's be honest relative harmony with each other over Reno there's been some interruptions in that in this country's history but of a relative harmony with each other despite having some very very different ideas about important things and we're not we don't just disagree left and right Democrat and Republican about minor issues of policy you know what the exact tax rate should be your you know when we show how much early voting should be allowed and things like that although we do disagree about that we also disagree about you know it is an infant in the womb a human being or not we disagree with a left on that one and yet we still I mean they're wrong but we still live in the same country and try to deal with the same rule law issues and that's where we are I think we're finally outside the the hysteria realm I'm not familiar never really outside hysteria Rahman lives or outside this enough where the we can all take a breath and they can't just get everything they want by calling us white supremacists that they're not gonna actually manage to steam roll anything that we have for political opposition on all kinds of bad liberal ideas out there by claiming that we are white supremacists and in fact I think some Democrats are smart enough to figure out that they if they're gonna win an election if you're going to have to do more than just call everybody racists in white nationalists and all the rest of it they have to have some ideas that will make people want to vote for them just just peddling in in the hatred of trump is not going to get them what they want governor Steve balik who it he's he's one of these guys a Democrat stage who's been telling them things that they don't want to hear and he's right here's in talking about obamacare for example and how single payer to get rid would get rid of obamacare I mean they keep forgetting about this year's recess play eight seven.