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1/6 panel hears of Trump's pressure on Justice Department
"The house panel investigating the capitol riot as turned its focus to Donald Trump's pressure on the Justice Department to look at his election fraud claims Over an 11 day span after the election acting attorney general Jeff rose and says he heard from the president a lot Either called me or met with me virtually every day putting forth what acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donahue says was an arsenal of false fraud claims As the president went through them I went piece by piece to say no that's false That is not true They were among three former department officials testifying about Trump's push to bend the independent agency to his will And when they wouldn't go along his attempt to install a lower level official who would as the new attorney general That was Jeff Clark whose home federal agents searched last week Sagar Meghani Washington
Kash Patel: Durham May Build a Conspiracy Case Against Andrew McCabe
"But then I thought to myself and Jim said it during the break We always chatting Chips like you know really pisses me off He's like Andrew weissman Who Now Mueller was out of it You heard him testify publicly I'm not absolving him of wrongdoing Mueller folks Let me be clear But he was so clearly out of it in the hearing you wonder how much he really knew about wiseman was his bulldog And weissman was briefed cash in August of 2016 about the dossier and then gets the bulldog position under Mueller to go after Trump for what weissman now categorically knows was a hoax This is third world Cuba style stuff No Jim's right This guy ran the special counsel's investigation not based on facts and law but based on pure politics And he admitted it and he got hired to do that job anyway This is the same guy that texted the Deputy Attorney General The attorney general Sally Yates the day after she got fired rightly so by Trump and he texted her and he said basically we love you Thanks for being a political monster What kind of computers did me as a former federal prosecutor How can you be okay with that But that Andy I'll check one to Jim on that Andy and I go to the biggest culprit is Miami Andy mccabe That guy orchestrated this entire Russia gate hoax as a deputy director of the FBI and a reminder everybody He got fired for lying to federal investigators about leaking information to the media about the Clinton email server investigation That's the guy that was running the insurance plan with the lovebirds in his office In August of 2016 and that's the guy that signed off in the most salacious Pfizer warrant and lied to a federal court That guy I have always said this all roads lead to Andy mccabe and I think John dermot building the criminal conspiracy case that's going to knock him out
Kash Patel Wishes He Could Tell Us Sebastian Is Making Stuff Up
"Tell your viewers that you were just making stuff up because then it would be, you know, we'd have a laugh about it and we'd carry on our democratic process. But it's killing our democracy. And I'll give your audience fact based conspiracy, right? Russiagate, we unravel this investigation. And what do we find? The same FBI that told you from the 7th floor of the Hoover building. You never get in these guys 'cause in James Comey was running at the time because who cares about president Trump, I'm in charge. Right. These same guys who perpetrated this fraud and lied to a federal court and smudged a fisa warrant and pumped in information paid by a political party and buried that documentation and then got higher up levels DoJ of the associate Deputy Attorney General in Bruce or to come in and shepherd that process through. Just so they could spy just so James Comey could come into meetings like this and say, president Trump's not in charge, I am. That actually happened. That's been proven, not by my words, or your words, or Devin's words. By the FBI's own documents by the DoJ's own documents by their own recordings by the sworn testimony they gave to federal court. And now what you and I covered it, we lived it. We covered it back then. But thank God now, America is seeing it on full display because of John Durham I know we're going to talk about it. But the part that scares me is you're not you talk to millions of people. You talk to more people than I probably the only person that talks to more people than you is probably drunk. But no, it's important because how many people come up to you and say, wait, Russia didn't have to take a Trump did X and you know, you put your head down and you're like, wow, where did you get your news for the last 5 years?
Suspected hackers arrested in global ransomware crackdown
"European security officials say two suspected hackers have been arrested in a global ransomware crackdown the arrests were part of a seventeen country operation involving the U. S. something deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco appeared to foreshadow within eighty P. interview last week in the days and the weeks to come you're going to see more arrests more seizures officials say the two suspects are accused of ransomware attacks resulting in five thousand infections the justice department's been tried to address a ransomware wave that it calls a national security and economic threat Sager
U.S. and Europe dismantle international dark web drug operation, arrest 150
"Law enforcement officials in the US and Europe have announced a major internet drug trafficking bust a ten month international drug trafficking investigation spanned three continents nine countries and twelve law enforcement agencies it was dubbed operation dark hunt tore named for the Tor browser a specialized tool providing encryption and anonymity one hundred fifty dark net drug traffickers has been arrested around the world including sixty five right here in the United States deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said investigators found vendors running laboratories to create fake prescription pain pills enough Sentinel for more than four million lethal
Despite His Credentials, AG Merrick Garland Doesn't Understand the First Amendment
"You know they read your resume out there Garland they read your resume You are principal associate Deputy Attorney General I was one too You were a deputy assistant attorney general I was one too You were an assistant U.S. attorney You were a federal judge Now you're the attorney general What a resume And yet you're still ignorant and illiterate when it comes to the First Amendment's amazing thing It's an amazing thing And you play rope it though You had no idea that your department and the Department of Education and The White House were colluding No idea whatsoever You read the thing and you just sign it No big deal No big deal And you never even stop to think for a minute and say wait a minute I can't sign this thing Who the hell would sign something like this You would pal you did
FBI Agents Swarm Russian Oligarch's DC Home
"So the guy whose house they swarmed the yesterday in Washington D.C. the FBI this guy Oleg deripaska was connected to Vladimir Putin but he also had business relationships with Christopher Steele who was one of the authors of the dossier used to spy on Donald Trump by the FBI That was the whole collusion dossier You know the pee pee tape He's colluding with Putin You got the whole thing So some people say Dan this great news deripaska means a closed in on stealing a network I'm not sure about that But here before we get to so we have two options here Either they're closing in on steels and network or more likely they're hiding George Soros's role and others in the 2016 election manipulation That's what I think But going back to reason number one here's steals connections some of them this guy Derek Oscar they serve the warrant on his house yesterday In 2015 DOJ officials notably Brussels and some FBI agents met in New York with deripaska to seek the Russian billionaires help on organized crime investigations The meeting was facilitated though not attended by Christopher Steele Chris the first Theo area is here it gets worse In 2012 yields private firm orbis was hired as a subcontractor by a law firm working for you guessed it their apostle Who then headed Russia's largest aluminum company Steals firm was asked to do some research on a business rival By 2015 steals work had left him friendly with one of their apostles lawyers according to John Solomon's sources this is from a 2018 piece And when or the associate Deputy Attorney General longtime acquaintance of steel sought help getting to meet their pasca who obliged but Christopher
Deputy Attorney General and Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Intentionally Misled the Senate
"This is a shocking blockbuster story It'll be ignored by the corrupt media but it must not be ignored by anybody else In the American people need to understand That at the direction of the Biden White House an individual from the president's staff and individual from his domestic policy council And an additional individual In a senior political position in the United States Department of Justice civil rights division coordinating with others Set this entire thing up With a national school boards association I told you I smelled a rat Fink and there's rat finks everywhere You're two individuals who testified during the course of this week The Deputy Attorney General the assistant attorney general for civil rights both of whom knew what took place An intentionally misled the United States Senate The Senate Judiciary Committee Intentionally misled the United States Senate At no time did they explain to those senators That this memorandum was the product of a conspiracy between The White House and the United States Department of Justice That this national school board association letter Was a pretext a planned pretext to unleash the full power of the federal government unconstitutionally and illegally Against parents throughout America
Sen. Hawley Grills Deputy Attorney General Monaco Over Meaning of 'Harassment' and 'Intimidation'
"Unbelievable what's taking place here America I don't care what party you're in There should concern you enormously What's taking place here I want you to listen to this Here's senator hawley at the hearing today the Deputy Attorney General of the United States Lisa Monaco happened to be present cut 7 go His parents waiting sometimes for hours to speak at a local school board meeting to express concerns about critical race theory or the masking of their students particularly young children is that in and of itself is that harassment and intimidation is waiting to express one's view at a school board meeting harassment and intimidation As the attorney general's memorandum made quite clear spirited debate is welcome is a hallmark of this country It's something we all should engage in No I don't think that miss Monaco with all due respect it didn't make it quite clear It doesn't define those terms Nor does it define harassment or intimidation It talks about violence I think we can agree that violence shouldn't be condoned or looked aside from in any way swept under the rug at all but harassment and intimidation What did those terms mean in the context of a local school board meeting I mean this seems to me the First Amendment context we talk about the chill the chill to speech If this isn't a deliberate attempt to chill parents from showing up at school board meetings for their elected school board I don't know what is I mean I'm not aware of anything like this in American history We're talking about the FBI You're using the FBI to intervene in school board meetings That's extraordinary Et cetera I have to respectfully disagree That is not what me too an instance The
Tracking Clinton Campaign Lawyer Michael Sussmann Since the Nunes Report
"So everything I did based on the house Intel drop was chrono chronological order as it was presented And it starts here From the Nunes memo both the DOJ and the FBI petitioned the fisa court to begin to surveil a Trump campaign adviser we later learned was Carter page On October 21st 2016 just two and a half weeks before the election The application had to be certified by the FBI's director or deputy director The attorney general Deputy Attorney General or assistant attorney general to the NSA The initial warrant on Carter page was issued and renewed three times Every 90 days which took you through the rest of the campaign Through the election the president elect period in the early months of the Trump presidency FBI director James Comey signed three of those fisa court warrants Comey sign three deputy FBI director Andrew mccabe signed one Deputy Attorney General's Sally Yates Dana bonetta and rod Rosenstein they signed one Christopher Steele was an FBI source He was initially paid first payment a $160,000 by the DNC and the Clinton campaign to create the dossier via Perkins coy and fusion GPS Okay so this is now the place where sussman fits in Everywhere we have the law firm Perkins coy We now know that was sussman
The Musical Chairs Between Robert Mueller, John P. Carlin, and Lisa Monaco
"If you go to John Carlin's scam MPD, otherwise known as Wikipedia Page. You'll see on there. That him and Lisa Monaco traded spots in the higher up positions in the Department of Justice Quite often, Look at this. United States, assistant attorney general for the National Security Division. Mm. It was John Carlin. Who was he proceeded by Lisa Monaco, the same people investigating Trump the same person again again. It's my Gator. Here. Acting United States Deputy Attorney general John Carlin. Who succeeded him. Lisa Monaco. It's like musical chairs. Where the deep state then why do the same people keep turning up in these positions all the time? They're both back. Carlin was appointed back into the Biden administration. And so is Monaco. They were key players in the spiky thing, and they're investigating Trump again. For the same thing they did spying on Nunes. And his phone records. This is again think that that Oh, I'm trying to keep this show family friendly. The great fruits on these people. The Democrats don't care. They know the media cover for
Trump Administration, House Democrats House Intelligence Committee And Eric Swalwell discussed on AP News Radio
"The justice department once an internal probe of revelations that the trump administration seized phone data from house Democrats house intelligence committee members Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell have been told the trump era justice department sees the data as part of an aggressive crackdown on leaks while the department routinely investigates leaks opening such a probe into lawmakers is extraordinarily rare a senior justice department official tells the AP deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco was asking the department's watchdog to investigate that comes after the Senate's top Democrats demanded trump attorneys general bill Barr and Jeff sessions testified about the seizures Sager made Ghani
Feds Recover Some of the Ransom Paid to Colonial Pipeline Hackers
"Recover most of the ransom payment made to hackers by colonial pipeline CBS as Jeff PJs, newly released To an online digital wallet operated by the cyber gang and then obtain the wallets private key, enabling agents to seize the buns. We turned the tables on dark side. Lisa Monaco is the deputy attorney general. The Department of Justice has found and recaptured the majority of the ransom Colonial paid Experts say they are fighting an uphill battle against Cybercriminals, which FBI director Christopher Wray compared on Friday to the 9 11 terror attack.
US Launches Investigation Into Louisville Police Practices
"Into Louisville's policing practices. The investigation comes as police in this Kentucky city are under fire after the March 2020 fatal shooting of Briana Taylor. She was unarmed and in her home while police were executing what's called a no knock search warrant. Good afternoon. I'm joined today by our recently confirmed Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco and I recently confirmed Associate Attorney General. I need a Gupta. They are leaders of great ability and integrity. And I am very happy that they have returned to serve again at the Justice Department. The department is stronger or their presence. United States Department of Justice is a federal law enforcement agency comprised of thousands of law enforcement officers who collaborate with and support our colleagues throughout our nation's police departments. We are uniquely aware of the challenges faced by those Serve as police officers. You see their commitment firsthand every day, and we recognize the complex issues that make their already difficult jobs even harder. The Justice Department is also charged with ensuring that the constitutional and federal statutory rights of all people are protected. As I explained last week, Congress has authorized the department to conduct pattern or practice investigations. Help it fulfill that responsibility. Those investigations and the recommendations and actions that ensue do not only protect individual civil rights They also assist police departments developing measures to increase transparency and accountability. Those qualities are necessary to building trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve. And community trust is essential to making policing more effective and less dangerous or officers on the street. Today. The Justice Department
Merrick Garland Confirmation Hearing For AG
"But today is all about Merrick Garland. He'll appear before the Senate to take questions from lawmakers for the position of attorney general. Most people know Merrick Garland's name because of something that didn't happen. Garland never got a hearing after President Obama nominated him to serve on the Supreme Court five years ago. Here's NPR justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Merrick Garland has devoted nearly 45 years to the law. But he didn't start out that way is, he told Professor Martha Minnow at Harvard Law School in 2016. Why don't you go to law school in the first place? Chemistry, well chemistry and math. Garland had planned to become a doctor. He wanted to help people one on one, but his collision with the hard sciences spun him toward the law, where he's looked for that sort of direct connection ever since. In the mid 19 eighties. At his law firm in Washington, Garland became a rising star. He made time for a young college graduate who worked in the copy center to Randy Thompson says Garland reviewed one of his papers, photocopied it and rearrange the paragraphs. That was the beginning of In essence and becoming a riding coach. For me, it was just extraordinary experience and became my coach. Eventually, my mentor and 30 something years later, a friend. Eventually Garland Road, MMA reference for law school and has kept in touch ever since, Thompson says garlands Still a little old school still humble, still looking to help. The only thing that really has changed about him, And I guess me as well is the color of hair. I don't know, well respected judge as attorney general. Help get the department under the quagmire of partisan politics that many people think it devolved to under President Trump and Attorney General Bar That's Georgetown law professor Paul Butler. He says the DOJ has been reeling from political scandals and racing to confront the threat from homegrown extremists. Merrick Garland has faced both before. After clerking on the Supreme Court. Garland took a job as an advisor in President Jimmy Carter's Justice Department. In those years after Watergate, DOJ struggled to separate partisan influence from law enforcement and establish new boundaries for the FBI. Garland also played a bit part in some of the biggest investigations of that era from political corruption to national security that Garland says later turned into hit movies. American Hustle about the Abscam case. Argo about the ex filtration of hostages in Iran and the most important the miracle on ice. Which was about the Lake Placid Olympics, where I did work on the security for the Olympics By the 19 nineties, Garland was prosecuting a violent gang that terrorized people in a public housing project. And helping build a case against DC's mayor Marion Barry. On drug charges Back inside Justice Department headquarters, Garland became the man to see for the hardest problems. The car bomb exploded outside of a large federal building in downtown Oklahoma City, Garland would soon travel to the site of the most deadly domestic terror plot in American history. 168 people died in that bombing in Oklahoma. Former deputy Attorney General Jamie Go Relic remembers watching that day with Garland by her side, he basically said while watching Children being pulled out of the wreckage. That he had to go. He really wanted to go. We both had young Children at the time and What we saw on those screens was so affecting. Garland oversaw the search warrants protected the chain of evidence and insisted that reporters have access to court proceedings. We wanted somebody Who could make sure that the investigation was done by the book. And that any indictment was bulletproof. Prosecutors later convicted Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols for their role in that bombing. Former prosecutor Beth Wilkinson says Garland played an important role in other confrontations with extremists in those years, including a standoff with the heavily armed Montana free Men. One of the examples I can think of is sometimes and there were these stand downs where there would be, you know, arrest warrants for someone, or there would be some kind of controversy between people who were challenging the federal government. America's first instinct wasn't to go in and arrest everyone. It was to try and along with the FBI to see if there's a dispute could be resolved. Wilkinson says. The FBI went on to arrest those men later. She credited garlands, quick thinking and cool head that may have prevented a tragic outcome. Just about the only criticism Garland's nomination has drawn is in the area of civil rights. Garland is a moderate, so I don't see him as the bold and visionary leader or racial justice that some people were hoping for again. Georgetown law professor Paul Butler that he's not an ideologue is both discerning for people who want an attorney general. To meet this moment of national reckoning inspired by the movement for Black lives and the killing of George Floyd Butler says he thinks girls just from the White House long time civil rights advocate Wade Henderson says Garland is up to the task. But Henderson says it's a big one. The next attorney general, for example, has to do everything In his or her power to fight for voting rights. Police reform Criminal justice reform and LGBT Q equality. For the past 23 years, Garland has been a federal appeals court judge in that role, he doesn't have much of a chance to share his personal views. Carolyn Lerner, the chief mediator at the courthouse, says Garland took an early, an important lead to update policies that protect workers from sexual harassment and other misconduct. I think it's very clear that Judge Garland cares a lot about these issues, and he really wants employees to be happy and comfortable in the workplace, and when he was chief judge, he took his responsibility. To these employees very seriously, she says. Garland wants to continue another of his projects at the Justice Department tutoring sessions with a young public school student. This year. The judge is working with an 11 year old boy and his twin sister. Your mom is Andrea Tucker. He makes this so interactive for them and so much fun and they can't get enough of it. It's the kind of public service that Garland has always wanted to
President Trump Might Abuse Pardon Powers in Remaining Days in Office
"Trump still controls the pardon power for the next thirteen days or twelve days by the time people listen to this garrett. How likely do you think it is that in trump's final couple weeks the most imaginatively spiteful use of the pardon. He could come up with other than perhaps pardoning south in his children rudy. Giuliani is a kind of blanket. Amnesty to all the people who the justice department would want to prosecute in. Fbi one arrest. I think that that is not necessarily a sure-fire thing. But i would certainly put it into the more likely than not category that we're going to see in the next thirteen days and in fact i think we might even see it much more quickly than that because i think one of the challenges that we are seeing right now is rising calls for the invocation of the twenty fifth amendment by mike pence or the impeachment of the president. Both of which. I think are a highly unlikely scenarios but donald trump might very quickly feel that he has a real ticking clock a against his presidency and might be tempted. Act and remember. We have seen blanket. Amnesties like that before. Jimmy carter granted blanket amnesty to vietnam war draft dodgers as president to try to reset that political debate and allow people who had been caught up in that war for all variety of reasons to be able to re enter society in an open way but not to sort of quibble with at the premise. Of your question ben. But i i guess. I'm not really clear. Trump issuing those kinds of blanket pardons is certainly plausible. It certainly would be a grotesque abuse of power but they almost certainly would be val part. And to the extent that there are certain martin's it seems overwhelmingly unlikely that a new attorney general or deputy attorney general would be inclined to want to prosecute anyway and an attempt to sort of test those legal questions and so you know i don't know that trump issued a blanket. Pardon would would complicate things right. It would be a hideous abuse office. But what choice would the fbi or the justice department have but to say. We can't continue to investigate or prosecute people who who are covered by this pardon. Oh i think that's exactly right. I think they would have no choice but to say exactly that they would say exactly. That and the result would be that you had an attack on the capital for which. Nobody could be prosecuted. And i understand as we've been talking the first Case has now been announced or at least it has shown up on the docket of the court. Here in dc. Is that right Yeah i think that that first set of discrete federal charges have filed Against at least two individuals and in these appear to be pretty traditional sort of a salt charges for trespass and assaulting capitol police officers
Biden to name former Obama Supreme Court pick Merrick Garland as his attorney general
"Today. President like biden bait and other cabinet looks like judge merrick garland will find we get his congressional hearing. He earned the nod over other candidates. President-elect biden was considering including former deputy attorney general. Sally yates and ex-senator don jones garland is best remembered for being president obama's pick to replace the late supreme court justice antonin scalia senate. Republicans denied him any consideration. If garland is confirmed he would lead a justice department facing racial tension policing global cyber threats and perhaps an investigation of the incoming president son
"deputy attorney general" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"From town hall dot com. I'm Jason Walker. President Trump looking for a special prosecutor, President Donald Trump is considering pushing for a special counsel probe of Hunter Biden, the son of Joe Biden. Several Trump Administration officials and Republicans close to the White House, speaking on condition of anonymity, tell The Associated Press. Trump is also considering pushing to have a second special counsel appointed to look into his claims of election fraud. Attorney General William Bar is set to step down next week, and Trump has said Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen will be acting attorney general Bar angered Trump because he did not publicly disclose a Justice Department tax investigation of Hunter Biden before the election might cross. CIA Washington also a town hall dot com Joe Biden, campaigning in Georgia on behalf of two very liberal Democrat Senate runoff candidate Reverend Raphael Warnock is on record expressing starkly non conservative positions such as We remember Fidel Castro, whose legacy is complex in RCs Communications director Jesse Hunt tells Salem radio that Reverend War knocks True convictions may not resonate with Georgia voters leave comments are reprehensible. I don't think anyone who's experienced the cashier regime, whatever, Uh That's fired is being complex. It's pretty cut and dry that it was an oppressive regime. Hunt says the GOP would have no way to stop a radical Democratic agenda in Washington if the Democrats sweep the Georgia run offs. George Manzano reporting Capitol Hill Republicans laboring to keep the price tag for a covert 19 aid package and check seeking to prevail in the battle to help state and local governments. While capping the cost of bonus, jobless benefits and direct payments sought by Democrats. Negotiations on covert 19 relief intensified yesterday. More on these stories that town hold on calm. Tell me why really factor is so successful in lowering or eliminating pain? I'm often asked that question. Beatings have child..
Trump asking about special prosecutor for Hunter Biden
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting president Donald Trump is considering asking for a special prosecutor probe of hunter Biden president Donald Trump is considering pushing for a special counsel probe of hunter Biden the son of president elect to Joe Biden several trump administration officials and Republicans close to the White House speaking on condition of anonymity tell the Associated Press trump is also considering pushing to have a second special counsel appointed to look into his claims of election fraud Attorney General William Barr is set to step down next week trump has said deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen will be acting Attorney General Barr angered trump because he did not publicly disclose a justice department tax investigation of hunter Biden before the election Mike Rossio Washington
"deputy attorney general" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"From the Susan rice so she was memorializing this to herself I also teach a CCD Curtis read the importance level was normal the subject no to file a top secret record the mail was received on one twenty twenty seventeen at twelve fifteen and thirty three seconds PM what is the significance of that if we use twelve noon as the inauguration time for trump that act I don't think was exactly twelve noon I it is so could you just hold for Schnitzer giggles can you look up the exact inauguration time the exact moment that that yes it is so it'll be easy if it was going all god and she's like yes you think some like you know obsessive compulsive over here well I I am to a certain extent or ADD or what what whenever you I'm I'm all I'm guilty of all of the above but it will still be very easy to find but I I will be trying to prove a point here the I I'm guessing that trump was probably congratulated as Mr president by the Chief Justice on the swearing in I'm guessing was twenty twelve oh three PM twelve five PM but the point is only ten minutes or so twelve minutes whatever the actual numbers I want to the map that's why I asked you to find it for me four January twentieth twenty seventeen when trump became president is that this was sent just moments after trump became the president of the United States forty five and the letter reason supports only one two three fourths five quick little paragraphs Andrea this is also the price on January five following a briefing by IC leadership on Russia hacking during the twenty sixteen presidential election president Obama had a brief follow on conversation with FBI director James Comey and deputy Attorney General Sally Yates in the oval office vice president Biden and I were also present president Obama began the conversation by stressing his continued commitment to ensuring that every aspect of this issue is handled by the intelligence and law enforcement communities quote buy the book so her her memorializing by the law book yeah by vault book is that an overreach is at an all over to sell old too again memorialize all look ma we did nothing wrong and it was by the book if I write that its by the book that it's gotta be by the book I'm not sold on that I'm not sold on that role the presidential race that he is not asking about initiating or instructing anything from a law enforcement perspective he reiterated that our law enforcement team needs to be or needs to proceed as it normally would by the book again there's by the book again from a national security perspective however president Obama said he wants to be sure that as we engage with the incoming team we are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason that we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia there is so is there see YA here also I see elements of yes potential see YA and painting a narrative to make things sound or smell a little flowery versus disgusting leaking septic tank or over use Porta potty I have a big state fair director call me continuing last couple graphs here continuing director call me a firm that he is proceeding by the book again in quotes by the book so yeah I mean I see the elements of absolute almost trying too hard to cover your tracks but do I have an absolute smoking gun I don't so it says director call me a firm that he is proceeding by the book as it relates to law enforcement from a national security perspective calmly said he does have some concerns that incoming NSA for Anna speaking frequently with the Russian ambassador Kislyak call me he said that this cold or that could be an issue as it relates to sharing sensitive information president Obama asked of call me was saying that the N. S. C. should not pass sensitive information related to Russia the flame calmly replied potentially he added that he has no indication thus far the flame has passed classified information to Kislyak but he noted that the level of communication is unusual resident asked Kohli to conf to inform him if anything changes in the next few weeks that should affect how we share classified information with the incoming team call me he said he ward what are the additional takeaways here well I'll tell you what is the number one takeaway and it continues to be I've always believe this and I feel even more strongly about this after the letter that James call me is a douche sorry for the language but James call the is a is a delta Bravo he he is a debate well I already knew that I think most of you already knew that I mean I've known since the summer of twenty sixteen when he gave Hillary Clinton a pass and this email is just more confirmation by mail bomber repeatedly said to handle the situation by the book if if that's accurate but call me as usual seem to want to go above his pay grade here he discussed his reluctance to share Intel with Michael Flynn he said it was because Flynn spoke frequently the Sergei Kislyak the Russian ambassador he told a bomb he had no indication that Flynn had passed along any sensitive information but he said the level of communication was unusual Obama didn't tell call me a cuck fully and off only for call me to let him know if the situation changed in call me as usual rule out ahead of his skis here Biden was in the meeting and that in itself Evan adding but you know certainly raises a curiosity.
"deputy attorney general" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein, leaving the department of Justice tomorrow at a ceremony celebrating his career Rosenstein spoke about the importance of following the facts of a case prove law requires us to ignore partisan politics to tune out the new cycle and base our decisions on credible evidence. Many people have the luxury of dismissing facts. That are inconsistent with their pre existing beliefs, but we face the exacting scrutiny of the federal courtroom Rosenstein oversaw. The Muller investigation of frequently came under fire by President Trump legislation to speed up the testing of rape kits continues on its path to becoming law in Texas KLBJ's. Chris FOX reports lawmakers have already dedicated nearly fifty million dollars to address the problem. Stylish native Lavinia masters was raped at the age of thirteen parade. Kick sat untested for more than twenty years legislation to end the backlog of thousands of untested rape kits in Texas is named in her honor it bears the name that once represented a girl. Trump attaches violent right at knifepoint and the privacy of my home where you supposed to feel protected of any a masters act was passed favorably out of the Senate criminal Justice committee with a message state, Senator Joan Huffman, this is great news for the women of Texas EPA capital. Chris FOX News Radio. KLBJ two students were arrested overnight in. Williamson county for making terroristic threats sheriff Robert showed. He says one student was from liberty hill high school late last night at juvenile posted video on Snapchat with a video team with an AR fifteen with threat to shoot up the school though, there was indications that this video is Nate two weeks ago. We were only made aware that videos existence last night show. You says they went to the student in parents home made the arrest. The other student was from cedar valley middle school showed. He believes there's no further threat to the public in.
"deputy attorney general" Discussed on WRIR.org 97.3FM
"Johnny is now David helping a senior fellow at Republic report who was previously a senior policy adviser vow days presidential campaign founding executive director of the American countries of society, White House speechwriter, and especially system for Natia phase to President Clinton and counsel to the Senate intelligence committee. Welcome to background briefing, David Halpern. Thank you. So I'm calling you and designating it was as a kind of Washington inside. Yeah. But I'm astounded at the letter that rod Rosenstein direct to President Trump yesterday. Believe twenty farewell Valentine the last line of which is we keep the faith. We follow the rules. And we always put America first. So did resident it is. He aware of one America. First means intensive Lynn, bug and the American Nazis. I mean, how could you end a letter to this particular president on that note? Well, that was the theme of Trump's inaugural address, which Rosenstein reference above is fantastic speech went back that beach as we all know the harsh show. So I think it the the letter which is full of you know, legal platter, which won't mean anything to Trump and never actually even I far as I can tell you dine is is just kind of bizarre kind of cements what really rose with the. Exception of one thing which was hiring. Bob Muller to be the independent to be the special counsel on the Russian education. I'm not aware of anything that I did that wasn't really just being sick event. And and toady to President Trump. Well, the letter. And in the letter in that vein. As to Trump, the could see and Huma you often display in personal conversations. So this is the same personal conversation with the same guy that tried to have him fired at tweeted images of Rosenstein behind BAAs with other people that Trump dozen guy guided this trade us pretty hard to get you hit around. No, I just think it's odd and Rosenstein came from being a career prosecutor professional in the field, but like the rest of the Republican party. He's been compromised and east, you know, became part of the team in the end that was what Trump wanted his ROY coun- for. I e had that Whitaker guy. And then he brought in Bill bar, and and and together with a Rosenstein, they did what they weren't supposed to do. They were supposed to be h-have like Justice department professionals. But in the end, they kind of managed it and bent themselves to Trump, and I have a theory about why which I'm glad to tell you going. Well, I think that for both for especially for bar bar thinks what he's doing is saving the country. This is what he could tell himself. He's saving the country from Trump's worst autocratic impulses. And he's advancing the conservative capture of the law firms of judges and in terms of policy. And he's doing those things but sucking up to Trump just enough. Yes. He knows Trump's a little bit nuts. And I think Rosenstein is sort of part of the same thing they're doing this to help the rip just as Mitch McConnell is they're playing they're playing Trump just enough to get what they want. They can say that. But what Rosenstein, and what bar are supposed to have dot was act like the deputy attorney general in the attorney general of the United States and not play these kind of games to play Kate dictator, and if the dictated in like, then standing up to him, they should have resigned and told why well, we know that Rosenstein was by Trump's behavior early in the administration, and there was a discussion about invoking the twenty fifth amendment, and I think in the Oval Office and wearing a wire in the office. But prior to that Rosenstein had written Linda had he not to Trump giving Trump the phony pretext fun. Comey, and then he turns around and get some by the firing Comey. I don't know how he claimed he was played. And that you know, he was giving reasons why I guess I don't really get it. He was doing what Trump said Trump was the president. And again, they wanted to do what he said they Trump's behavior is legal extrajudicial extra constitutional, and there's no place for it. But these people I think we're trying to walk the line of accommodating it. So that they could can potentially contain it and get other things, but they let Dave let the country down by that behavior. They should have been transparent all along about how bad he is rather than humoring him in hopes of some secret plan perhaps to save the Republic through their own excellent. And I think Rosenstein letter is completely lame and shows how badly he was played how badly he was humiliated, and how inappropriate his whole tenure has been other than the one good thing which again was too high. Muller professionals special council, but unfortunately, Muller's own sense Muller. Did I think follow the rules and that allow the other two two who were not playing appropriately do alternately blunt the impact of mothers investigation. And again, I'm speaking with David help and seeing public report he was previously a senior policy adviser full how Danes presidential campaign founding executive director of the American culture and society White House speechwriter and special assistant for national security face to President Clinton and counsel to the Senate intelligence committee. So when Trump put in this disgraceful hack at DOJ, Matthew Wittig, which one. Mattia window at DOJ. I think I have a four hundred officials signed a letter of protest they made public, but Rosenstein, called the choice superb and apparently before Comey was fine. He had confided his misgivings about riding Stein saying that rod is a survivor, and you don't get to survive that long across administrations without making compromises, so I have concerns, of course, that's certainly in retrospect rings true. Is this really all about how Trump has been able to intimidate the federal bureaucracy? Because remember he he find the acting FBI director McKay literally day before he's pension must you distributors pension. And he's apparently what has goes through the F E C logs who donates money to Democrats and they destroy their careers. Etc. And minded standing is the FBI so intimidated by Trump that anyone bring up the would Russia. I mean, if you if you found out that there was a Russian spy living next door to you. And you had proof. He went to the FBI. They probably wouldn't want to touch the case it was a career killer. So is that what's going on here that this guy may be had? He's a weak person with sort of Todi instincts to begin with. But in general he rolled over to protect his pension. We thought Trump go after in terms of their careers, and on Twitter and all kinds of other ways and number of people in the FBI and the Justice department that rubs him the wrong way from Andrew McCabe to the two agents to had all the the tax about, you know, they they didn't think much of Trump. So it may be, but Rosenstein, frankly, deputy attorney general could go make a lot of money at a law firm, and he probably will. So I think I think that he that Rosenstein thought he was playing game in part. He he was higher level. Maybe it's his pension. But it's also it's idea that he's saving the Republican the conservative Republican legal experiment by giving just a little bit too Trump. But in fact, giving a lot at Rosenstein ended up begging for his job, you know, when the revelation came out that he might have been wearing a wire denying that he did that. And so I think in the end he was reduced to just another. Groveling, you know, stooge of Donald Trump at the Justice department when he was supposed to be hey has he always talks about in the highest traditions of the department in in our constitution? So it's very disappointing. The we I think a lot of us wanted to cheer him on because he was all we had our only oh upkeeping potentially fighting for mother because we certainly didn't see other people fairly doing that. And and we've and Bill bar just seems more pugnacious and odious and more blunt, you know, blatantly anti Muller and pro-trump. So so Muller say Rosenstein are linked to earth in the Justice department. But in the end, I think Trump beat him and Trump beat him because he has the powers of the presidency. And he's you know, he's he tries to be intimidating any and again because I think they were accommodating Trump in hopes of getting what what they wanted. And it's you know, some extent they have trumped up. Care really about all these federal society judges stuff, and he doesn't care about getting rid of abortion rights. God knows he would that would have ruined the seventies and eighties for Trump to pick got rid of abortion rights. So I don't I I don't really think he's with Leonard Leo in the federal society and all that stuff, but Rosenstein and Bill are so they get that. And Trump gets his cones. Well, but it was a year ago that Rosenstein a show and Trump that he was on the Trump team and that the special counsel investigation would treat the president fairly and resin told Trump I give the investigation credibility. I can land the plane. Well, that's what happened he and by landed the plane on. From any peril for Trump's. Right. And so what do you think went on there? Just in the last couple of minutes. Mine standing there was a almost a month behind the scenes wrangling going on between bar and Malla where the mullahs was sort of wound down to accept BAAs parameters. And they've course under the rules of the they couldn't adopt. A sitting president any rates to some extent. You had a peculiar investigation where you're prosecuting somebody Yukon indict, right? They could have changed the policy though, not law. It's not a regulation policy, but they didn't. So what was going on was that while bar and Rosenstein did not act like the attorney general, and the deputy attorney general mother acted to the letter like the special counsel was supposed to act under this version of the special counsel regulations where ultimately decisions go to the attorney general about the president because policies president can't be die. So the question is then what what d- do if you're the special counsel? I think Muller laid out very strong case, obstruction of Justice. And also a lot of evidence of you know, what looked like a keystone cops version of a conspiracy with the Russians to influence the election. And then mother wasn't going to try to get bar or as far as we didn't try to get to overturn the policy that the president. And so then it's just a what do you do that? And I think the white what he did was he followed the law. He turned over the report to bar, and then bar was it had to make a decision about what to tell congress. So that they could act on the next step, which would be, you know, impeach or not impeach so far what bar did then was put his own spin on it. But I think that under the statute probably that was how the independent these special counsel was actually constraint. I think the the one thing that could have done was be more pointed in saying these ten findings show on equivocally that the present. The United States obstructed Justice. He he had the room the latitude to write that into his report. And instead he just put a lot of hints in various places that that's what he believed. But the summaries that he wrote should have been made public as opposed to the full pages. So I was a stand it. He owned people. He's stuff protested that by was spinning it to make a sympathetic to Trump and allow Trump to dance in the end zone and cry at that he was exonerated. So he was son then which is very strange, so. Muller acted like the special counsel. He wasn't supposed to give up at that point on the president's conduct. It was the attorney general the attorney general acted in bad faith. And then what you had is some of the most athletes into the media that they didn't agree. And then a few minutes a few, you know, a couple of weeks later, you have most of the report released. So yes, I think that Trump and bar had a moment to claim it was nothing. So see. And that probably does affect some people view of what happened. But then the report did come out. And I think the the polling now starts to show that people, you know, th the first days wasn't Netflix? That important. I think most Americans are locked in either loved Trump, and you think he did nothing wrong or you don't care did or you don't look Trump. And the question is now are enough people going to say we've had enough of a criminal being pressed or are people going enough people going to continue to say we? We're fine with a criminal being president has happens in many countries. So this is this is the moment for our democracy..
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"Deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein has submitted his letter of resignation to President Trump. Bob Costantini reports. Oversaw the rubber Muller probe was in and out of President Trump's good graces deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein stepped in when Jeff Sessions recused himself Rosenstein, then decided to appoint Muller as special counsel infuriating, Mr. Trump, at least as the mullahs report has it so long as the president had sections to blast occasionally on Twitter for the recusals Rosenstein job seem to safe enough. And now with the Muller probe finished rod Rosenstein who kept things moving forward and even signed off on some warrants figures. It's time to leave. Bob Costantini, Washington. And Trump is suing your Bank in Kemper one tempt to block congressional subpoenas for his business records lawsuit, which includes his son Donald junior, and Eric and daughter Ivanka was filed Monday in federal court in Manhattan. President Trump is directing officials to toughen rules for asylum seekers. Sierra Crawford explains. The White House memo the president proposes several changes in how the cases are handled including charging those applying for humanitarian refuge in the US. The directive also calls for banning anyone who crosses the border illegally. From reportedly obtaining a work permit before relief or protection is granted in giving courts of one hundred eighty day. Limit to Judy Kate claims. President Trump has repeatedly expressed frustration with the nation's immigration system, accusing migrants would he's deem legal loopholes Taj Bustan catch and release. So that illegal border crosses can be quickly and safely returned to their home. Get out. Sorry. Get out here Crawford Washington chop. Woodstock fifty financial investors points funding from the anniversary events that take place. August sixteenth in Watkins, Glen New York investor cited concerned about the quality of the production. I'm Elliot Francis..
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"So yeah, does does that fall under the because I think you have to consider I would say it would make sense that an inspector general what have access to a special counsel and their team? Because wrongdoing. Fraud or or any wrongdoing. I guess could happen. They are human. They're not above the law either. Right. So I'm just I'm just wondering out loud here. But I don't expect anything new. In terms of the vents between now and next week. What was interesting also is that the deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein was standing behind the attorney general yesterday during his statement. And while he took questions one of the headlines came out one of the liberal publications. Right Rosenstein, was dead pen during the entire vent and Twitter. Immediately took notice. Really? That's what you got the guy had a blank face. And that's what you got out of that. Let's hear from Sarah Huckabee Huckabee Sanders from yesterday to sad day in America. When Democrats members of the liberal media are sad that it didn't happen to me. That's the most mind blowing thing of this that they would actually want someone from their own country to have worked with a foreign government to take down the president and interfere with the election. The president's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani yesterday. The president has just been just terminate the whole issue of collusion with the Russians both for him. His campaign anyone in his campaign, even even collusion with releasing the information or conspiracy or cooperation is completely untrue. Yeah. It is again the rest of what happens over the the rest of the energy will depend on. What happens where do they go from here? You could see Muller. I guess responding to an invitation I'm guessing Muller doesn't wanna be up. There Muller does not want to sit in front of them. They didn't subpoena him. They invited him. So or he may want to come out and defend himself after any any backlash, but he's not getting backlash from the left. He's only getting from the right? So I won't make a prediction. But, but I think there's there's certainly some logic to the idea that he would not want to respond. My job is done here. And I've issued my report to the Justice department. I've served my role. There's nothing else to discuss because I can't answer anything outside of the report. They redacted report that has been issued. Close can they subpoena him or can they only subpoena bars? Pena bar? You know, a question. I don't know. I don't. Yeah. Everybody calls this the mall report. It may have been I don't know if Mollie Hemingway or trussell or somebody else pointed out yesterday, this isn't the mullahs report. This is a Justice department report. Right. And bar has the final say. It is, you know, essentially, when we talk about the fact that the majority of Americans don't know about the three branches of government study that came out today don't know of clue at anything probably. They're Americans have no idea that the Justice department is over. Was over the mother of again with they don't even know how the infrastructure works. So that's why they can sit there and scream. Bars. They're on the way that works. Yeah. I don't know what else to say eight six six ninety redeye. What's the difference between standard number two diesel and premium fuel Ron Jessen is director of product management for cynics. The makers of Roadmaster XL premium diesel fuel, and he fills us in.
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"To adults and children, of course, with disabilities and prevented the same client from using settlement money to buy a house. Wow. The Nettie is denying all of that through the miracle of Twitter. So go figure right go figure. What happens there, we moved from one bad situation to another one just one from Richard que? Did you see the Washington Post story about bar the attorney general in the way that he handled the Muller situation? He was. He was being defended by the deputy attorney general I did see them, and the deputy attorney general's is Gerald scheme, and he said it was bizarre for anyone to claim that William bars the is trying to mislead people by not immediately releasing the special counsel report. He did an interview with the Wall Street Journal, and it's the first one since Muller concluded investigation into Russian interference into the two thousand sixteen election. Rosen's team tried to really throw out those criticisms of what bars doing and he said he's being as forthcoming as he can. And so any notion and gossip and nonsense, basically, whatever that he's trying to mislead people. I think is completely bizarre. And it was Rosenstein who appointed Muller in the first place to lead the investigation after President Trump's firing of FBI director James Comey helped bar review the final report, which didn't. Find that anyone on Trump's Kampot campaign rather conspired with Russians. So you know, there you have it, right? But he's been criticized for the four page letter. He sent to the people on the hill. The lawmakers last month lawmakers after outlining what he said, we're Muller's principal conclusions. You know, again, this is like our nightmare. This never going away. We're constantly going to be paying for this constantly have these same arguments and finger pointing over who said what you said this match the happen. And that's what we're you know, that's what we're going to see this one. I love that. I'm jumping around here because I'm excited when I checked the mail bag today. And I'm speaking in by the way in Austin, Texas, at cookware manufacturer, the cookware manufacturer association's conference, great people from all over the country, and what a pleasure to to do. A keynote for them. And spent some time in Austin, I got this one from Edward who says Jesse small what even talking about him on your show in the past. He supposedly was trying to mislead cops by falsely describing alleged assailant's who he said attacked him on a cold January night, the city of Chicago claimed in a lawsuit that he definitely misled the police with that by falsely describing those assailants are you surprised by that key? No, he's you know, small what's thirty six. He's black. He's gay alleged Lee hired two brothers able and. Allah to stage an assault on him and make it look like a hate crime. That's what police and prosecutors are saying the actor told investigators his attackers, yelled, homophobic, and racist. That's why that's important homophobic and racist slurs at him and also screamed this is mega country a reference to president Donald Trump's twenty sixteen campaign's slogan make America great again. He also told officers that his primary attackers. You know? Who's wearing ski masks that covered his whole face with the exception of the area around size. He said he could tell that the attack was white skin. So, you know, bottom line is I'm not surprised, of course, they're going to file a lawsuit. They want more than ten thousand dollars back from this guy for the money that they spent on all of the the investigating of this. And they and they were they were ripped off basically in my opinion. What the lawsuit looks like. And how that comes out? I mean, we'll see 'cause you know, how these things drag for a very long time. But I think they were smart to do it. Honestly, I think they were smart to go after him. I mean, it's it's crazy. That's what happens in that city. And then if there if in fact, this is all false how sad for Jesse small light. But how sad for the city to for the money. They bounced on this in investigating and then to take it on the chin. And be the victim of name calling in the end. Yeah. There's just not right. I don't care what your political bent is. Or what you think of the city Chicago to have that happen anywhere in America. And guarantee you'd have some pretty upset people. 'cause that shouldn't. I mean that was that to get more money. That's what the original thought was is it a ploy is there's something. We don't know. You know, is there a chance of his innocence? You know, you tell me and you can do that by sending me an Email to Kate Delaney radio dot com..
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"Have encountered people from. Fifty different countries that was rebel. Folk course Boorda crisis is even getting Dem's attention. You just heard a top border chief reveal what he's been seeing at the Rio Grande valley section of our southern border. As President Trump is taking massive action despite headwinds with courts, and congress can anyone get a deal done and security installed. My original timetable of being able to release this by mid APRIL's stands. And so I think that from my standpoint by the by within a week, I will be in a position to release the poor to the public within a week. I think by Friday, Robin Mola report how it started. When we get when we get it. And why it seems like Dem's will never be satisfied. So let's begin. So yes, they will you bar? And by the way, he's made his way to Capitol Hill. He's getting seated he just walked in. The Senate side is a subcommittee is is having a chance to question him as Janine Janine of New Hampshire begins her questioning and William Burroughs sit there, and I have to admire how calm cool and collected. He was yesterday in the line of fire, and he was absolutely in the line of fire. A lot of venom. But he knows is going to be a lot different on may first and may second and what happens then the mole report have been out. He says I'm coming back to congress house. Senate those two days, and then people say specifically, and I guarantee every democrat will say you soft pedaled this and Republicans will say thanks you getting this out and doing a great job. So I'm sure you have Ford your pages and twenty two months to study anybody's life anybody's campaign anybody's two years in office any president anytime there's gonna be some negative things on that blue Bill bar made it clear he looked at the four hundred pages. But he had a heads up on. What was in the four hundred pages? That's how his able to in a day and a half turnaround four pages on its bottom line conclusions. Cut three the thinking of the special counsel. It was not a mystery to the people at the department of Justice prior to his submission of the report he had been interacting. He and his people had been interacting with the deputy attorney general and lawyers supporting the deputy attorney general in his supervision of the special counsel. So rod Rosenstein was seeing it now is our she told us in a previous hour. Why would you Rosenstein seeing it? He wrote the letter that would let Tacoma's ouster that led to this entire thing. But he's not he's conflicted. But he's out there. So I guess right Rosenstein, some point let everybody know, listen, there's no collusion here, which they knew because there would have been the ones to collude, but you never know what all these people were kind of gender. They're going to have. So Bill bar went on. When did Robert Mueller? Okay. The four pages that gave the bottom line on his four hundred pages. Cut to Mr. Muller's team did not play a role in drafting that document, although we offered him. The opportunity to review it before we sent it out, and he declined that. Right. And as was explained to me by most more to do that. Because if you start editing, it you might as well have written it. And then if you're right have a point that why have an attorney general, and as you see some people if I'm the believe some of the unnamed sources of the Washington Post New York Times NBC stories where upset with the bottom line conclusions that Bob Ma that Bill Maher one too. As opposed to the investigators where they really thought it went. So we're going to see it in about a week the other thing that's got Republicans harden is and it's got me hard. And we're going to find out about the Genesis who launched this. What was going on with George Papadopoulos and quarter page and the FIS accord abuse, they'll add them despite their lives. What was going on with that professor Stefan helper who was booking them for speeches overseas, and what was going on with the embassador over in Australia that evidently had a few drinks with George popadopoulos. What was going on with Josef Mifsud someone to work with the FBI going back to the feta investigation that soccer world soccer body? And now it's disappeared into Italy. And at everything to do with George Pavlopoulos introduction, which led to the FBI saying we have to find out more about links to Russia and candidate soon to be President Trump. So that is now on the table, Mollie Hemingway. Is one who is glad that Galina? There's an interest on amongst attorney general who actually works for Republicans in this process. Fifteen he said that one of the things that he's very interested in doing. Now is just understanding how did this investigation get going? What were people thinking, you know, we know that it's not true that there was this grand treasonous collusion issue that we were led to believe had happened. Well, why do people fall for this? Or how did it get started worthy the norms and processes that should have been followed followed, obviously, there are some problems there. And so I hope that it's a legitimate investigation. It's kind of crazy that we haven't had a legitimate investigation. This many years into it. But finding out how did it start finding out a little bit about, you know, all the criminal leaks that were part of this. We had people leaking classified information that should not have been leaked. And I'm not even sure if anyone's looked into it much less than held accountable. Yeah. And that's why a lot of people don't think that mowers that airtight group that didn't leak there's some reason why a lot of people got a lot of information ahead of time. So Matt continental. Works for the Washington Examiner. He was also on with Brent last night and talked about the shifting goalposts with this entire investigation. Because there's no there there when it comes to Muller and collusion cut seventeen we've gone from Trump Russia conspiracy, which seems to have been disproven by Muller's investigation to trim bar conspiracy which had been quickly adopted by the Democrats as the new political play for the weight understand bar. I think is view him as the anti combing. He's done everything by the book in contrast to the way that Komi kind of went ahead in inserted himself into the public sphere with his announce about the investigations and starting with that initial letter on that Friday when Barak was literally citing regulations stipulating this sending the letter this one going to prepare the report, this is the special counsel had no objections to did nothing out of line. He has done exactly what one would expect from someone who follows the book, and I didn't expect more fire from. Our yesterday because I remember his confirmation hearings. Now, we have a situation where his credibility has been shot at but he hasn't kit. You don't seem to care. I wouldn't either vows him. We'll be Willie accomplished. He was attorney general before. So this point is let it hang out you ever meet somebody in their seventies. They seem not to care. I don't know the president nights as an example after awhile, you just don't let the critics body as much next on the clashes in congress on Capitol Hill, we saw a lot of it. Now. I don't know if I wanna play all of it. But this is fascinating the Treasury Secretary. Who's a brilliant guy and has Newt Gingrich would point out later. The guy can buy and sell just about everyone in Washington. He just giving back to the country by bringing Treasury Secretary. He seems to love it. All right. So Steve Mnuchin and Maxine Waters, you talk about overmatched. Here's a little of the rudeness of Maxine Waters and one thing about Stephen Newton. He may be kind of go he may be a little drawn out. But he. He's not rude cut thirty five. I've sat here for over three hour and fifteen minutes. I've told you I'll come back. I just don't believe we're sitting here negotiating when I come back..
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"Of the Muller report from NPR's all things considered. I'm Michelle Martin attorney general William bar has delivered his conclusions to congress in a letter. He lays out the main findings from the special counsel's investigation here in the studio with us, Phil Ewing, national security editor Carrie Johnson is with us our national Justice correspondent and joining us now berto kansallis, we've called him to help us understand the legal issues mentioned in attorney general William bars letter served as attorney general under George W Bush, and he's with us now from Nashville, Tennessee, Mr. attorney general thank you so much for joining us once again. Glad to be within the show any initial reactions to the summary. It's pretty conclusive. I'd say in terms of good news for the White House for the president for the Trump organization. So, you know, I'm I'm sure that Giuliani and Secolo and president's lawyers are very very pleased with what's come out today. You know, at the fact that the only negative thing I would say that that one could say is. You know, the president has been somewhat eagle quizzical about whether or not Russia interfere the baller conclude that they they did interfere. So if the president's going to accept the rest of the conclusions from the mall report, I think something's gotta accept as well, and obviously no collusion, no coordination with the Trump campaign. And after the obstruction. Yeah. It's a pretty big issue. And for the special counsel may the decision not to make a call on that. One could say that perhaps he felt it was too big. Maybe not sure I would it would not be unusual and a very high profile case for main Justice to overflow level. Prosecutor in terms of this kind of call, and I've I've been very consistent in supporting the department Jan link with respect dish best Gatien. I've got a great you'll say in Muller, I've got faith and Rosenstein about faith and Bill bar, and I know the Democrats are probably unhappy. But I'd certainly take Bill bars. Judgment, rod Rosenstein, judgmental prosecutions over those people in congress, many of those people in congress, and I mean bar and Rosenstein did their job is prosecutors. That's what we expect them to do. And you know, I would just have to wait and see what happens that with respect to the congress. Let me clarify this point that you just made for people who may not have read the Leonard yet aren't familiar with exactly what you're talking about? The letter states that the special counsel's decision to describe the facts of his obstruction. Education without reaching any legal conclusions leaves it to the attorney general to determine whether the conduct described in the report constitutes a crime. Could you just amplify force? Why you think Robert Muller leftist to the attorney general? Well, it really made a tough call quite frankly, it tough standard a mate corrupt intent the fact that you've got. I mean, the charge would have been obstructed possible wrongdoing. And there was no underlying crime here. And that was the point that I heard at Rudy Giuliani, make forcefully. Some other media outlet. But I, you know, I just think that this is something that Bob my for whatever reason make a decision, and we may find out why I made the decision not to make a call here. And I think we've been perfectly it would be perfectly appropriate to leave that up to the attorney general the deputy turns out particularly on a on an issue this important, both barn, Rosenstein, they're gonna have access information that that the special counsel may not have that may have an effect on the ultimate conclusion here, and you know, this this is the job. But when it involves the president states, this is a call that should right would be made by the attorney general or the, and or the deputy attorney general Jeff could you just give us a further sense of why you say that is, and I do wanna know here that the attorney general in his letter says that they're the deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein, and I have concluded that the evidence developed during the special counsel's investigation is not sufficient. To establish that the president committed and obstruction of Justice offense, and notably. He says that our determination was made without regard to and is not based on the constitutional considerations that surrounding indictment and criminal prosecution of a sitting president, I take from that to mean that he felt that they would come to the same conclusion apart from the fact that many people have debated whether a sitting president can be can be prosecuted or not and the conclusion of most people at main Justice seems to be that he cannot be and they're saying that that's a separate issue not relevant here. But could you just tell us why you think again, it's appropriate for this decision to be left to the attorney general because as you can imagine the reaction from a number of other people is that it shouldn't be well, one of the main reasons, of course, is that Bob Mueller chose not to make that call. Apparently again, I'm assuming he wasn't instructed not to make that call. But he appears to me that based on the evidence, he wasn't sure. And and therefore we're going to leave it up to the attorney general the deputy attorney Joe. So if he's not able to make. They call then it bit obviously, someone has to make that call and there's only there's only two people left, and that's attorney Joe on the deputy attorney general. And so and and at the end of the day, you know, there's no one else about them unless you go to the president. And so you know, it felt as the attorney Joe make a call on it. And he made the call Carrie Johnson has a question for you. Mr. attorney general, I just wonder general Gonzales, whether you think that perhaps Muller may have left this call to congress and the DOJ leadership instead decided to weigh in and shut the door before it got a lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Again, knowing Bob Muller. I think he would have been quite comfortable in. For the chain of command and knowing that at the end of the day, it's the attorney general within the executive branch who makes the final call with liquor stacked prosecutions. I don't think this. Because the standards are different. Congress would not be looking with respect to prosecution of a crime, Wisconsin going to be looking at whether or not this is an impeachable offense. And so I think for Bob Muller. My own sense is what he's thinking about is whether or not as a crime committed here that can't be prosecuted. And so I I don't think this is a situation where he was thinking I'm gonna leave this congress side, very briefly, a general kansallis dean Gonzales says well because you're dean of the law school at Belmont university. The president says he's been exonerated has. He been in your view. I think with respect to the collusion cooperation, he certainly has. And you know, whether you call it exonerate or what I mean, I think the main objective here is at peace nice to be prosecuted for obstruction of Justice. So, you know, I think we're, you know, trying to make a point of whether what words to use here. He's very happy with the outcome. And I think he should be happy with the outcome. I would be happy with this. Outcome. If I were in his shoes. So the yes, I think I think, you know, getting into semantics of well this has been exonerated. He's not going to be prosecuted for obstruction of Justice. That's that's you know, that's the most important thing and finally outdoor furniture. And finally before we let you go. How what's your view of how attorney general bar has handled this so far? I think that I I admire the fact that he got it out so quickly, obviously, this is a matter of great importance, and and he was able to act quickly. I think you've probably helped by very very complete report. I think it was the reason was able to bring so quickly because of him having total confidence in Bob Muller, and and the work of his team. And I think, you know, easy for him to to reach these conclusion and and to move forward. That's the former attorney general of the United States overthrew, consolidate served under President, George W Bush's now dean of the law school at Belmont university team Gonzales, former attorney general thank you so much for speaking with us once again, thank you, Michelle. We're going to turn back to Carrie Johnson. Our national Justice correspondent for more on this whole question of whether or not President Trump obstructed Justice in the investigation into his campaign Kerry. Yeah, I've been reading this letter written by the attorney general Bill Barda congress with an eye toward when he quotes Bob Muller directly in when. He paraphrase in very importantly, Michelle with respect to obstruction. Bob Muller says while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime it also does not exonerate him. Now. Those are direct words from the Muller report. In fact, they're not drawing conclusion one way or another about prosecuting the president for obstruction. Instead, the attorney general Bill bar his deputy rod Rosenstein reached into that issue in themselves decided that the evidence was insufficient to prosecute the president for obstruction. They say that many of the president's actions like firing the former FBI director, Jim Komi took place out in the open in public view. And they say that because the special counsel did not find an underlying crime or wrongdoing by the president with respect to this conspiracy. Or collusion. It weighed on his intent I've got to tell you. I've been hearing from law professors who say you can be guilty of conspiracy. Even if it conspiracy doesn't succeed, and you can be guilty of obstruct. Even hefty unturned. Lying investigation goes nowhere. So that's conclusion is already being second guessed by lawyers out in the country. That was Carrie Johnson national Justice correspondent, and we're joined now by NPR congressional correspondent, Scott detro-, Scott. Thank you so much for joining us as well. Sure. Thank what kind of reaction. Are. We getting on Capitol Hill to today's news. Well, Republicans are are saying are saying what President Trump is saying that this report completely exonerates the president. It's case closed moving forward case closed as the phrase that house minority leader Kevin McCarthy used Democrats unsurprisingly do not feel that way. At all. What's most important? Here is the Democrats do not see this four page letter from the attorney general as the last word at all. They have a lot of questions they want to see the report they want to see the underlying documents, and they want bar himself to come testify in Capitol Hill, very soon. But this isn't the only investigation into President Trump. So what does this do for the larger set of investigations by some seventeen separate investigations going on across? A number of different committees mostly on the house side, but there's also a Senate intelligence committee investigation. So does this change any of that? Yeah. I in just a few weeks ago. The House Judiciary committee, sprayed eighty something requests all across Trump's orbit asking for documents. And starting to look into some key questions. Those will move forward as we've been talking about those other criminal investigations in the southern district of New York and elsewhere will move forward. One thing that I think does hit a big roadblock is the conversation about whether or not House Democrats should move forward with impeaching the president Nancy Pelosi and other leaders all along said, wait for the Muller report. The report is out, and according to the summary, no collusion findings and this unclear finding and obstruction of Justice. I think absent a clear cut the president of struck Justice finding from Mahler the momentum really slows is are there. Other priorities though for these investigations. I mean, this is one issue before the congress. But we've heard a lawmakers, especially many. Of the newly elected lawmakers express other concerns about whether the president is for example, profiting from his properties in a way that is not acceptable under the law to those have other priority now or do they all kind of recede into into the background? Now, I think those all still move forward..
"deputy attorney general" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Ladies and gentlemen. Lisa page is testimony testimonies been released in it's really quite remarkable. She was one of the senior EPA officials involved in launching an counterintelligence investigation against our now, president of the United States. She made it clear that they didn't have anything beyond this dossier. She made it clear that when Robert Mueller was appointed. There was no evidence of Russian collusion. The only basis really for the fisa warrants is now abundantly clear was the dossier. So basically, the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC paid for this investigation. She also made it clear that Loretta Lynch. The attorney general in the department of Justice. We're not just observers that they did not want Hillary Clinton prosecuted. Everything's coming into focus. Isn't it? The attempt the investigation of a candidate of the opposite party by an administration that was backing Hillary Clinton. The abuse of power the abuse of the FBI by the senior officials there with the encouragement of the department of Justice. We have a mole in the deputy attorney general's office whose wife works for fusion GPS. I mean, you couldn't write the script. Nobody would believe it. If you had a movie. In an all the investigations that are taking place criminal investigations by Muller's office. None of this is a factor. None of them. And then you watch Manfred. Manafort gets a total of seven and a half years from the federal charges in the eastern district of Virginia. And in Washington DC, I believe he's seventy years old or so. Seven and a half years. And within minutes of the Obama judge issuing her sentencing sentence, rather in Washington DC, the democrat elected district attorney Manhattan Cy Vance. Unleashes a sixteen count indictment under New York state law against Manfred. Which tells you that the special counsel's office has been colluding with and conspiring with the DA's office in Manhattan Sivan's? So it's not enough. You see a typical DA's office would say, you know, what Justice has been done. He was convicted in two courts. He's gonna do seven and a half years, maybe something shy of that depending on his behavior. We've got an really really long list of cases, we have to deal with here in Manhattan. Some of them many of them involved, violent crimes. Let's move on. But no. They actually want. Manafort to die in prison. If you're convicted of capital murder in most states that stuff the death penalty you can appeal for the next eighteen twenty twenty two years. She still gonna live for longtime.
"deputy attorney general" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Been released in it's really quite remarkable. She was one of the senior FBI officials involved in launching counterintelligence investigation against our now, president of the United States. She made it clear that they didn't have anything beyond this dossier. She made it clear that when Robert Mueller was appointed. There was no evidence of Russian collusion. The only basis really for the fisa warrants now abundantly clear was the dossier. So basically, the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC paid for this investigation. She also made it clear that Loretta Lynch. The attorney general in the department of Justice. We're not just observers that they did not want Hillary Clinton prosecuted. Everything's coming into focus. Isn't it? The coup attempt. The investigation of a candidate of the opposite party by an administration that was backing Hillary Clinton. The abuse of power the abuse of the FBI by the senior officials there with the encouragement of the department of Justice. We have a mole in the deputy attorney general's office whose wife works fusion GPS. I mean, you couldn't write the script. Nobody would believe it. If you had a movie. In an all the investigations that are taking place criminal investigations by Muller's office. None of this is a factor. None of it. And then you watch Manfred. Manafort gets a total of seven and a half years from the federal charges in the eastern district of Virginia. And in Washington DC, I believe he's seventy years old or so. Seven and a half years. And within minutes of the Obama judge issuing her sentencing resentenced Radha in Washington DC. The democrat elected district attorney in Manhattan Cy Vance. Unleashes a sixteen count indictment under New York state law against Manfred. Which tells you that these special counsel's office has been colluding with and conspiring with the DA's office in Manhattan Sivan's? So it's not enough. You say a typical DA's office would say, you know, what Justice has been done us convicted in two courts, he's gonna do seven and a half years, maybe something shy of that depending on his behavior. We've got an really really long list of cases, we have to deal with here in Manhattan, some of them many of them involve violent crimes. Let's move on. But no. They actually want. Manafort to die in prison. If you're convicted of capital, murder and most states that started the death penalty you can appeal for the next eighteen twenty twenty two years. She's still gonna live.
"deputy attorney general" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Ladies and gentlemen. Lisa pages testimonies been released an it's really quite remarkable. She was one of the senior FBI officials involved in launching an counterintelligence investigation against our now, president of the United States. She made it clear that they didn't have anything beyond this dossier. She made it clear that when Robert Mueller was appointed. There was no evidence of Russian collusion. The only basis really for the Faisal warrants is now abundantly clear was the dossier. So basically, the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC paid for this investigation. She also made it clear that Loretta Lynch. The attorney general in the department of Justice. We're not just observers that they did not want Hillary Clinton prosecuted. Everything's coming into focus. Isn't it? The coup attempt. The investigation of a candidate of the opposite party by an administration that was backing Hillary Clinton. The abuse of power the abuse of the FBI by the senior officials there with the encouragement of the department of Justice. We have a mole in the deputy attorney general's office whose wife works fusion GPS. I mean, you couldn't write the script. Nobody would believe it. If you had a movie of. In an all the investigations that are taking place criminal investigations by Muller's office. None of this is a factor. None of that. And then you watch Manfred. Manafort gets a total of seven and a half years from the federal charges in the eastern district of Regina, and in Washington DC, I believe he's seventy years old or so. Seven and a half years. And within minutes of the Obama judge issuing her sentencing sentence, rather in Washington DC, the democrat elected district attorney in Manhattan Cy Vance. Unleashes a sixteen count indictment. York state law against Manfred. Which tells you that these special counsel's office has been colluding with and conspiring with the DA's office in Manhattan Sivan's? So it's not enough. You see a typical DA's office would say, you know, what Justice has been done. He was convicted in two courts. He's going to do seven and a half years, maybe something shy of that depending on his behavior. We've got an really really long list of cases, we have to deal with here in Manhattan. Some of them many of them involved, violent crimes. Let's move on. But no. They actually want. Manafort to die in prison. If you're convicted of capital murder in most states that stuff the death penalty you can appeal for the next eighteen twenty twenty two years. She's still going to live for longtime Manafort seventy years.
"deputy attorney general" Discussed on The Daily
"I did not have sexual relations with that woman says emphatically that the White House in way involved in the burglary mugging the democratic headquarters, and he'll have no further comment on that matter. And each army general flying by comprehensive unbiased investigation of the break in Democratic National Committee headquarters on outside investigator has been appointed whitewater counsel. Kenneth Starr has been granted permission to expand. His investigation investigative has to follow a set of guidelines a set of rules to ensure they are both independent and accountable. This is a sacred process. This is not a witch hunt. And then after each of these investigations those guidelines have changed in response to the perceived flaws or excess of the most recent investigation in an attempt to improve deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein is announcing the appointment of a special counsel. Now, the latest set of former FBI director Robert Muller will now lead the investigation or being really tested for the first time as special counsel, Robert Muller. Prepares police. His report later this month got on. Thank you. I'm Michael Barbaro. It's really great to meet you. Hey, mike. Oh did. Oh. So we wanted to sit down with Neil caudill because he's the person who wrote those rules. It's Monday March fourth. So we start absolutely Neil from your very informed point of view. What do you expect this report to actually look like? So the first report that Muller will send to the attorney general is supposed to be a summary of the investigation, and it's supposed to detail. You know, the roads take it and throats, not taken reasons why. And then there's a second report. And that is the report that the attorney general William bar is going to give to the congress. I don't think that the special counsel regulations envision the two reports to look the same in. Why do you say think having written these rules, don't, you know, exactly what they envision? I think the best way of thinking about the special counsel regulations is to think about it a little bit and not to sound grandiose. But like a constitution you can't intensified all of the crises that are going to happen in the years to. Come in a dynamic Republic. And so you don't have hard and fast rules. You have some rules. And then you have the spirit and the animating principles behind that. The animating focus of the special counsel regulations is to restore what it calls public confidence in the integrity of the process, and then reasoning backward from that. What's the best thing? I could do is attorney general when I'm writing this report to help facilitate that public confidence in the administration of Justice, if the crime is, you know, something very serious of national security concern, like potential collusion with Russia. Moore's going to be important if the crime is something that's much more. Minor less information is required. And to me that means that more information is required rather than less when you're dealing with the highest level of our government the president of the United States and potential wrongdoing. So you're saying the guidelines. Encourage the attorney general to give something quite comprehensive to congress. I don't want to say it's quite comprehensive the regulation say that the attorney general is supposed to tell congress the fact that the investigations concluded some reasons why and detail any instances in which the attorney general or the attorney general's predecessors like Whitaker or rod Rosenstein, who's the acting attorney general any instances in which they said, no Tamar now Barca certainly go further and provide a lot of detail..
"deputy attorney general" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"Deputy attorney general was basically trying to do an administrative coup. Mccabe was fired by President Trump last March for leaking information to the press, but he claims he was let go after twenty one years with the FBI because he opened investigations into the president you've been hinting at a possible inappropriate relationship between Trump and Russia. Carlos danger is out cereals, sex sector. Anthony Weiner is now a free man, but he will have to register as a sex offender the fifty four year old former. New York congressman was released from federal medical center. Devon's Massachusetts he'll go to a halfway house. Now this was released over the weekend. He was serving time. Twenty one months has already gone by a belieber not for sexting with a fifteen year old North Carolina girl, two thousand seventeen he obviously cannot have any contact with her Chicago police confirming that the focus of the Jesse smollet investigation has changed NBC news reports that instead of looking at it as a possible hate crime police are no looking at what appears to be a hoax law enforcement source familiar with the investigation tells NBC news, the Chicago police are now looking into whether empire actor Jesse small. Let actually paid two men to fake an attack against him. So police have reached out to smell as attorneys say, hey, we need to talk to him. Again. Do your mayor Bill de Blasio says Amazon their ball and went home. They said they wanted a partnership, but the minute there were criticisms they walked away. What does that say to working people that accompany would leave them high and? Dry simply because some people raise criticism. So apparently, they took twenty five thousand jobs with them when they left in the mirror said, it's an example of an abuse of corporate power. The Daytona five hundred was on yesterday. Lots of crashes. Wrecks.
"deputy attorney general" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Now, I'll just just between us. I will tell you that I personally have been aggressively agnostic when it comes to any expectations about the overall scope of the Muller investigation, or it's timing or what Muller plans to do in terms of some sort of report or not I am agnostic on those matters. I think I think that I don't know. But you should know that NBC news tonight has another separate piece of reporting that really bolsters those expectations about Muller that are being described in the Washington Post tonight, those expectations that Muller may be heading toward his big reveal. We all woke up this morning to the headlines in multiple news. Sources ABC news was first, but a number of news organizations quickly got the story that deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein is planning to leave the Justice department. And that is a big freaking deal. Rod Rosenstein is. Of course, a key figure in the Muller investigation into everything else that a deputy attorney general does. Deputy attorney general essentially runs the Justice department, but on the Russian vestich in particular Rosenstein, been key because it turn general Jeff Sessions was recused from everything having to do with the Russia investigation. It was Rosenstein who appointed Robert Muller to be special counsel in the first place and Rosenstein has since played a day to day role apparently through to the present day in overseeing Muller's work that day to day oversight role by Rosenstein has reportedly persisted even in recent weeks, even while the new acting attorney general Matt Whitaker has been at the Justice department, at least nominally he has been in charge, the new prospect and all these headlines today that Rosenstein is about to leave that of course, has very serious implications for oversight of the molar investigation at a crucial time. But this is what NBC news is Pete Williams is reporting tonight about Rosenstein plans, and this is potentially really important. According to Pete Williams and Alan Smith it and BBC news quote. A source close to Rosenstein says he intends to stay on until Muller submits a report to the Justice department on the Russian meddling investigation. The source said that would mean Rosenstein would remain until early March that would imply that Muller's report will be out and done by early March, quote, several legal sources have said that they expect the Miller team to submit its report by mid to late February, although they say that timeline could change based on unforeseen investigative developments. So that was the story at NBC news dot com earlier from.
"deputy attorney general" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Roseanne has not actually been officially overseeing the Russian investigation since Jeff Sessions resigned as a turning general, and then Matthew Whitaker became acting J. So how involved has Rosenstein actually been in the Russian investigation since then we don't really know. But we believe quite we believe that he's still overseeing day-to-day operations and remains involved in that, you know, on very regular basis, and that obviously would change or could change with the confirmation of Bill bars, the new attorney general, so what kind of impact you think could Rosenstein departure have on the special counsel, potentially very little, and I think. That's an important point to make in this world where so much seems to be breathless sky as falling moments rod Rosenstein, saying that he's going to leave at the time. A new attorney general has confirmed is actually one of the most normal things that we have seen in the Justice department in a long time, the average deputy attorney general serves about eighteen months, and he will have actually outlasted most deputy attorneys general, which is I think as surprise to all of us who have spent most of the last eighteen months waking up every day to see if rod Rosenstein had been fired overnight by tweet is not much of a ripple on the Muller investigation. When he lays is that also, partly because the Muller investigation is so well down the road at this point. Yes. And one of the things that rudenstine his said, privately is that he would not leave until he was sure that the Muller probe would be able to see its way to a conclusion. And I think in many ways actually, rod Rosenstein is one of the most fascinating and complex characters of the entire Russia's story. Was that, you know, he's the person who his memo in his first week on the job was what was used to justify the firing of FBI director, Jim Komi. It was the blowback from that that led Rosenstein to appoint Robert Muller as special counsel, and he has stayed in that role protecting Muller ever since. And I've sort of said for much of the last two years, you know, remember rod Rosenstein is one of the only people in the world. Who knows what he's protecting? You know, he knows what Muller has found. He knows where. This investigation is going to go, and knowing what he knows it's inconceivable that he would step down if he was unsure of weather Muller would ultimately be able to be successful. So, you know, rod Rosenstein, stepping down at the end of two years as deputy attorney general, I think is actually a sign of some security and stability in the Muller probe. So as to the man leading the probe, you studied the way Robert Muller works, and even wrote a book on how he conducted the war on terror while he was head of the FBI is he staying true to form what he's saying. Yes, Muller is exactly what we expected him to be in this role. And again, one of the things that is so surprising in this investigation is just what a typical FBI probe. This is turning out to be the FBI as an organization its culture, its DNA is cured towards taking down corru-. Upped organizations drug cartels street gangs, mafia families, and the way that they do that is by you know, starting on the outside with small players and building a case through cooperation and plea agreements against the the godfather. And that's in some ways exactly what we are seeing. Bob muller. Do is. He's building case brick by brick case by case zeroing in closer and closer to the center of his investigation. So is the Russia probe almost over. Do. You think we'll ever see a big shoe drop some big conclusion or will Mullah keep circling around building case by case. I think we're in a period where we are learning a lot more, and we're getting a much better sense of where this investigation is going. And certainly he knows that he's under time pressure. And I do think we're moving into a phase where we are beginning to see some of these big shoes drop, and we're learning some of the core of what Muller has been investigating. Other journalists Garrett Graff thanks very much for being with us. And big thanks of the folk said Vermont public radio for hooking us up. My pleasure. Meanwhile in Russia, Paul wheel, and is caught up in a mystery..