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Fresh "Deputy Attorney General" from Seattle's Morning News
"At the Senate Republican Party joined Democrats to subpoena both bar and sessions as well as John Dimmers, the assistant attorney general. The latest revelations about secret subpoenas related to when the Trump Administration Justice Department was looking into who was leaking information. Spells real trouble for our democracy. This was nothing less than a gross abuse of power and assault on the separation of powers. Don't think we've ever had a record of this happening in the past. Republican Senator Susan Collins said she would be a yes vote for such an investigation. Has the Justice Department abused its power? By going after members of Congress or the press for partisan political political purposes, And that's why I support the deputy attorney general's request that the inspector general of the Department of Justice Do an in depth investigation of both of these issues. Senator Susan Collins that takes us to 13 past eight o'clock. We'll get to traffic in a moment first, though, Nick Allard from the Car seven Pinpoint forecast center. Let's check on the progress of the rain showers. Increasing as we speak, will look for on again off again. Showers With cloudy or most of the cloudy skies highs.
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
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
Attorney General William Barr to resign before Christmas
"Attorney General William Barr will be gone before Christmas as resigning. His post will be replaced by Jeffrey Rosen. Now rose and served. His deputy attorney general, hey was confirmed in May so he'll step into the role. Um so President, Trump quoted saying Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen outstanding person, he said he will become, um, become acting attorney general, highly respected Richard Donahue. We'll be taking over the duties of Deputy Attorney General. Thank you all.
Attorney General William Barr will step down Dec. 23
"Crazy about William Barr. Hey, it's not going to be the attorney general anymore. No replacement has been named. On the very day electors were gathering and 50 States and the District of Columbia to formally vote for the next president. The current president announced a major change in the closing days of his administration on Twitter, President Donald Trump said Attorney General William Barr submitted his letter of resignation with his last day December. 23rd Bar had angered Trump after telling The Associated Press earlier this month. Justice Department found no widespread election fraud that would change the outcome. On Capitol Hill, Senator Lindsey Graham was asked if Barr had been disloyal to Trump. No, I think it was very involved with President for good as every attorney General administration should, but he also Didn't cross lands in the shipment across, Trump said Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen will become acting attorney General Mike Cross yet Washington. All right, there you go. A lot of people upset with Bill Bar because
Attorney General William Barr to resign before Christmas
"President trump announced via tweet monday. That attorney general william bar was resigning. He wrote in part quote. Our relationship has been a very good one. he's done an outstanding job. As per letter. Bill will be leaving just before christmas to spend the holidays with his family. Trump tweeted deputy attorney. General jeff rosen will take bars place bar announced. He was stepping down in a resignation letter released shortly after he briefed trump about the justice department's review into voter fraud claims in the twenty twenty election. He wrote in the letter. Allegations of fraud. Continue to be pursued earlier. This month bar told the associated press quote to date. We have not seen fraud on a scale that could've affected a different outcome in the election. News of fars resignation comes after it was reported that he knew earlier this year about an investigation into the president elect joe biden's son hunter and his tax affairs. This prompted trump to lash out at bar on twitter over the weekend calling him. A big disappointment but bar has been one of donald trump's staunchest allies this summer. The washington post reported bar personally ordered police. To beat and tear-gas peaceful protesters who gathered near the white house. In order to clear a path for president. Donald trump to walk to nearby saint. John's episcopal church where the president posed for photos holding a bible var denied using tear-gas during an interview on cbs's face the nation and the methods. They used you think were appropriate existence. Yes they announced three times. They didn't move by the way. There was no tear gas used. The tear. Gas was used sunday when they had to clear. H streak to allow the fire department to come into saint john's church. That's when tear gas was used. There were chemical irritants. The partner there were not irritants. Pepper sprays a chemical chemical pepper spray. Your same suzy's pepper balls attorney. General william bar also defended the administration's blaming the anti-fascist movement known as antifa for instigating violence during the protest. Instead of police. We have evidence that antifa and other similar extremist groups as well as actors of a variety of different political persuasions have been involved in instigating and participating in the violent activity in fact the nation magazine has reported an internal f. b. i. Document shows the agency had quote no intelligence indicating and teeth involvement presence at the protest though it did cite the presence of far right provocateurs unquote.
Trump: Attorney General William Barr will step down Dec. 23
"U. S. Attorney General William Barr will step down next week Bars resignation comes after President Trump criticized him for announcing that the Justice Department had found no evidence of widespread election fraud. His departure letter Bar expressed gratitude for having served Trump who tweeted that the two had a very nice meeting yesterday, Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen will serve as acting attorney general. Until divide administration takes control on January 20th.
Attorney General William Barr resigns, effective Dec. 23
"General William Barr is resign. Attorney General William Barr is resigning amid lingering tension with President Donald Trump over the president's claims of election fraud and the investigation of President elect Joe Biden. Sun Bar went to the White House Monday where he submitted his letter of resignation, according to a tweet from Trump Mars last day will be December 23rd. Trump said Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen will become acting attorney general. Trump publicly expressed anger after bar statement to The Associated Press this month that the Justice Department had found no widespread election fraud that would change the outcome of the election. Might
William Barr Is Out as Attorney General
"William Barr will be out of the Trump administration before Christmas. Here's the AP is Mike Rossia with more on the very day electors were gathering in 50 States and the District of Columbia to formally vote for the next president. The current president announced a major change in the closing days of his administration on Twitter President Donald Trump said Attorney General William Barr submitted his letter of resignation with his last day December. 23rd Bar had angered Trump after telling The Associated Press earlier this month. Justice Department found no widespread election fraud that would change the outcome. On Capitol Hill, Senator Lindsey Graham was asked if Barr had been disloyal to Trump. No. I think it was very involved with the president for you good as every Attorney General administration should, but you also there cross lines you shouldn't cross, Trump said. Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen will become acting attorney General Mike
Attorney General William Barr Resigns Amid Rising Tension With Donald Trump
"Trump says the attorney general is resigning. Attorney General William Barr is resigning amid lingering tension with President Donald Trump over the president's claims of election fraud and the investigation of President elect Joe Biden. Son Martin went to the White House Monday where he submitted his letter of resignation, according to a tweet from Trump Bars last day will be December 23rd. Trump said. Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen will become acting attorney general. Trump publicly expressed anger after bar statement to The Associated Press this month that the Justice Department had found no widespread election fraud that would change the outcome of the election. Might GRASSI a Washington
Trump says Barr resigning, will leave before Christmas
"Hi Mike Ross you're reporting president trump says the Attorney General is resigning Attorney General William Barr is resigning amid lingering tension with president Donald Trump over the president's claims of election fraud and the investigation of president elect Joe Biden's son Maher went to the White House Monday where he submitted his letter of resignation according to a tweet from trump bars last day will be December twenty third trump said deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen will become acting Attorney General trump publicly expressed anger after bar statement to the Associated Press this month that the justice department had found no widespread election fraud that would change the outcome of the election Mike Rossi at Washington
AP source: Cuomo among contenders for attorney general pick
"An inside source tells the Associated Press New York governor Andrew Cuomo is one of the people being considered for Attorney General in the Biden administration the straight shooting governor of new York's become a well known face during the corona virus pandemic I've tried to work with the trump administration and argue morality in principle for four years you're better off trying to argue with a rock a person with knowledge of the process is Andrew Cuomo is now among those being considered for Attorney General it's not clear if the search process is changed after it was disclosed this week that Joe Biden's son hunter is under investigation for his financial dealings and that the new Attorney General would inherit that investigation others thought to be top contenders outgoing Alabama senator Doug Jones appeals court judge Merrick garland and former deputy Attorney General Sally Yates Jackie Quinn Washington
McCabe will defend opening Russia probe in testimony before GOP-controlled Senate panel
"Former FBI Deputy director Andrew McCabe is set to testify on Capitol Hill today in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. It's the fourth part of oversight hearings on Crossfire Hurricane which was the counterintelligence Trump Russia investigation. Senate Judiciary Chair Lindsey Graham and the committee have already heard testimony from former FBI director James Comey, former acting attorney General Sally Yates and former deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Tanya J. Powers. Fox News,
OxiContin Maker To Pay Out Billions In Civil, Criminal Penalties
"The makers of oxycontin one of the drugs blame for sending off the OPIOID crisis will plead guilty to federal criminal charges. The Justice Department announced those charges against Purdue Pharma yesterday as part of an eight billion dollar settlement NPR addiction correspondent Brian Man is with US Brian Good Morning. Steve, how's a settlement? GonNa work. Yeah. So if it's approved by a federal bankruptcy judge, Steve The purdue Pharma will admit to the three felony charges including a charge that they misled doctors about the safety of medications like Oxycontin, over time, then the company would pay out billions of dollars in civil and criminal penalties, Jeffrey Rosen, the deputy attorney general who outlined the agreement yesterday says the sackler family would also be forced to give up control of their company. Instead of being the owners of a major pharmaceutical company, they will have no stake in that company. Now that sounds like a lot but critics are pointing to the fact that Purdue Pharma was already in big trouble facing bankruptcy struggling to hold onto employees and flooded with thousands of lawsuits tied to the improper marketing of opioids, and despite all that under this deal does federal deal the sackler walk away with most of their personal fortunes intact by some estimates there worth as much as ten billion dollars because of OPIOID prophets, they'll pay a fraction of that in penalties only about two hundred, twenty, five, million dollars out of their own pockets and Steve. There are no criminal charges against them the sackler. Admit to know personal wrongdoing. Well, how do prosecutors explain the deal would include no criminal charges and the sackler not entirely but mostly giving up a pile of liabilities rather than a penalty they would really feel. Deputy. Attorney General. Rosen was asked about this yesterday and he says these penalties go as far as the government can right now holding purdue and the sackler accountable. There is no law that says if you've done something wrong, we should just simply strip somebody of all their assets in existence that's not how it works. It has to be that we are looking at specific ex wrongdoing civilly or criminally, and then having a proportionate response but a lot of people including more than two dozen state attorneys, general dozens of members of Congress advocates for people suffering from addiction. They all say, this isn't proportionate response. They say members of the sackler family played a personal role pushing the prescription opioid boom developing these illegal and deceptive marketing practices that made purdue. Pharma. So profitable the Tissue James is New York State Attorney General, and she's suing members of the. Sackler family, her team tracked hundreds of millions of dollars in opioid prophets that the sackler sent to offshore accounts. She told. NPR. This justice department deal doesn't go nearly far enough doesn't account the hundreds of thousands of deaths of millions of addictions caused by produce farmer in the sackler family all of destruction that they have caused it basically allows billionaires to keep their billions without any accounting for how much a really made James says her state probe of the sackler family will continue. Meanwhile, there's one more detailed, the settlement that sparking. Anger, it turns out purdue. Pharma doesn't actually have enough money left to pay out the billions of dollars agreed to in this settlement. So the plan is for the government to reorganize Purdue Pharma into what's known as a public benefit company that means prophets from future sales of opioids like oxycontin would be used to pay for drug treatment and rehabilitation programs around the country Greg mcneal lives in. Ohio. One of the states hit hardest by the OPIOID epidemic and he lost his son Sam to an overdose five years ago. He. Says this idea of the government getting into the OPIOID business now after it's caused so much harm. He says it just feels wrong it. It just seems ill advised having the government entered into that business. Gosh. There's something about that. That just doesn't doesn't add up at all. And I should say Steve Twenty five state attorneys general agree they signed a letter last week they send it to Attorney General William Bar arguing that this arrangement is ethically wrong and could shelter purdue Pharma and the sackler from future criminal or civil liability Brian Kennedy at least be said for the deal that there's some money here that might help people harmed by the. OPIOID. Epidemic. That will definitely that's what the Justice Department is saying. So let's take stock for a second nearly seventy two thousand people died from overdoses last year this is still ongoing. A lot of those were opioid deaths. What US attorneys say is if this deal is finalized by the bankruptcy court, it would mean extraordinary new resources for states and cities and tribal governments struggling to keep people alive. But one thing everyone agrees to here is that this problem is so big now affecting. So many Americans they say the eight billion dollars from purdue, Pharma is really just a drop in the bucket.
"deputy attorney general" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Then is even broaden even further it's more broad than broader i should say moreover when you look at the forty nine areas of the questions mr muller wanted to pose to the president of the united states why did you fire mister komi why didn't you like my appointment what did you say to jeff sessions and so forth this is exactly the kind of power by the way illegitimate exactly the kind of power that is supposed to be controlled and limited but it isn't controlled and limited not by the deputy attorney general and the attorney general has recused himself so i think a very strong argument could be made in order to be me i all the defendants in this case all the witnesses who do not wish to be witnesses anymore all the individuals receiving subpoenas who do not wish to respond to subpoenas all the people who've been notified that their subjects or even target so this investigation should walk into the respective federal district court and make the case that the appointment mr mueller is unconstitutional under the appointments clause we know the handful of cases that these judges will look at it will all depend on whether the judges fair or a leftist quite frankly but you're still make your point you still make your case matter for its lawyers then their arguments to judge ellis and the others should to make the case and i would even go further than my friend calabrese there's nothing mr muller's doing in terms of the prosecution a manner for what he did with flynn what he's done with papadopoulos what he started with gates that a normal us attorney couldn't handle but a normal us occur attorney has to be nominated by the president confirmed by the senate so two points half or much of what mr muller is doing is the work of the united states attorney's office which underscores the point that he is a principal officer the other half of what is doing chasing the president united states with these broad increased broad areas underscores even further that he's not an inferior employee and assistant united states attorney could no way to muller's doing no way in fact in many respects united states attorney couldn't do what mal is doing man i wish i were involved making these cases i really do i'll be right back.
"deputy attorney general" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"The american lawyers representing that indicted russian company filed a motion saying basically we think the special counsels charges are horseback easy we think they're completely made up as in literally make believe charges like grimm's fairytale here's a taste quote the deputy attorney general acting the recused attorney general has rejected the history and integrity of the doj and instead licensed a special counsel who for all practical political purposes cannot be fired to indict a case that has absolutely nothing to do with any links or coordination between any candidate and the russian government the reason is obvious and is political to justify his own existence special counsel has to indict a russian any russian and this is where they note casa blanca round up the usual suspects the lawyers say in their motion that their client the russian company run by putin's schiff has been charged with quote the make believe crime of conspiring to interfere in the united states election and there's a lot going on in this filing today it's kind of like a kitchen sink approach everything is indictment and see what sticks it argues that the crime these russians are charged with doesn't actually exist it argues that even if they did it they didn't know it was a legal it argues at the indictment is hypocritical because the american government has done plenty of election meddling too but the central thrust of this filing is that robert mueller is not acting in the legal realm that he's acting in the political realm that he's making up crimes and going after random russians just to justify justifies own existence that the special counsel is not unraveling a plot that he is the plot and that has always had its adherence in certain conservative circles the words which hunt and hoax may sound familiar but it's a theory that's really on ten right now natasha bertrand at the atlantic today reports on a book that set to be released next month called the faking of russia gate written by two associates of joe.
"deputy attorney general" Discussed on WTMA
"Official read obama appointee about the fbi investigation into the clinton foundation according to the released justice department inspector general's report released on friday mccabe describes the august two thousand sixteen phone call with the then principal associate deputy attorney general that's the title of the person as being quote very dramatic end quote and unlike any confrontation he'd ever had with such a high level official quote mccabe told the office of the inspector general on august twelve two thousand sixteen he received a telephone call from pat egg phd washington the principal associate deputy attorney general it's a senior enough post because they have the attorney general and then you have the deputy attorney general attorney general they call the ag the deputy attorney general they call the da g the associate deputy attorney general they'd call the age adhd and the principal see there a whole bunch of associate deputy attorney gen attorneys general so then you have one who has the the tallest midget in the room and he is the principal associate deputy attorney general it's a big promotion if you get that you know he got a call from the pag mccabe said that the pad egg expressed concerns about fbi agents taking overt steps in the clinton foundation investigation during the presidential campaign according to mccabe he pushed back asking are you telling me that i need to shutdown of validly predicated investigation mccabe told us that the conversation was very dramatic this is from the inspector general's office and that he never had a similar conversation like the tag call with any high level department official and as entire fbi career matthew axelrod served as the principal associate deputy attorney general at the the end of the obama administration now is muller investigating him for obstruction of justice has his home been rated by f b i agents armor clad guys with battering rams collecting all of his computers and has emails because it sounds to me like matthew axelrod if he's the one that made the call was engaged in an effort to obstruct justice as a political appointee calling the number two at the.
"deputy attorney general" Discussed on WTMA
"House of representatives for a second a special prosecutor we'd been sort of crawling toward this day yesterday was the day when trey goutierre and bob goodlatte came out and officially requested from the attorney general jeff sessions and the justice department that rod rosenstein the did fbi at the deputy attorney general rather would be the guy to select these special council the special prosecutor and that's a that's a the problem in and of itself but any case the the fight has been engaged on the question of a a second special prosecutor that would that would let's just laid out there that would go after the clinton sent all of their corruption and it's about time so we've got that going the department of justice and jeff sessions now suing the state of california because they're a breakaway republic just like in eighteen sixty one the last time the democrats wanted to break away to keep their cheap labour they're doing it again that's what they're all about and we've got oh the gary cohn leaving the white house which affects roughly zero people in america but the news media thinks that this is a giant development and its huge because there's conflict bears friction than just like in below deck or the real world new they've got a seize on then the cameras swarmed around the licht it's like the jerry springer show has become our government that my apologies to jerry springer who was comparatively honorable relative to today's so called mainstream news media so we've got that and uh and then the democrats boy this is a crazy one the trump administration wants to add a question to the census the question is are you a citizen it's a question that was part of the census for many many many years until 1950 when we stopped asking it and the democrats are dead set against asking this question are you a citizen it's great this is just it reveals them once again the trump administration just roles this handgrenade down the hall the democrats jump on it and it just hilarious i'll get to that all of that this morning and plenty of other items as well would you be aware of a criminal were casing your home right now were maybe already inside well you could no because i've got a deal.
"deputy attorney general" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW
"To his office in to the fbi near claims that this lawyer lied about his communications with former trump campaign adviser rick gates emma somebody else only identified as person a and moeller claims that bandres one deleted emails that his office requested concerning a report from two thousand twelve with ukraine's ministry of justice don't you love the double standard so here is a special council who's working for the fbi remember he he works for rod rosenstein the deputy director of the fbi of the upside the deputy attorney general that's who more works for here we have a case were more is guarding someone on a process crime committing perjury and obviously obstruction of justice four deleting emails yet were lois lerner in the internal revenue service delete emails and obstruct justice with the united states congress she's there were held to account when hillary clinton in whom abbott delete emails why that's just a simple mistake according to the fbi director with the difference if you wanna know what a banana republic is like this is a form of banana republicanism because we have one set of rules that were going to apply rumor going after one political party and we have a different set of rules when another political party is in office and we want to protect those officeholders or those people from criminal prosecution i don't know i don't care look let me tell you this about these processes crimes generally you use these process crimes because you don't have anything else on this lawyer so as which is why you should always be very careful if you're ever called testified before cox who i get who testified before congress iit's net cool get a lawyer i don't care if you're going to testify about whatever get a lawyer because then gift just by chance you ever get in on the radar of the fbi or anybody else with law enforcement authority in prosecution authority and what you said in the hearings differs from what you tell somebody else in an interview or a deposition to get a process crime perjury obstruction of justice and in this case it very well may be that this is all that more has on this lawyer any simply using this as pressure crying to circled the wagons the circle tighter and tighter implied that may be exactly what's going on that's fine that's.
"deputy attorney general" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Would this loretta lynch knew about these faisal warrants yates the deputy attorney general extensions rob rosenstein now the deputy attorney general he news fbi director colmey deputy director mccabe struck had a counterintelligence page his girlfriend who else would have known about these these fifa applications and warrants will a little secret these are counter intelligence efforts you have to assume the national security council in the white house new why would the fbi the justice department keep that from the national security director in the white house why would they keep it from the deputy director in the white house so why would it be left out of the president's daily intelligence briefing which i mentioned in march congress also needs to get a hold of i am telling you what we're looking at the fbi we're looking at the department of justice and we're not looking at all at all at the white house hillary clinton paid for a warrant that's the easiest way we can put it hillary clinton colluded with the with the russians but it appears the fbi at the seniormost levels colluded with the russians to whether it was witting or unwitting it doesn't match that fact so the senior level of the fbi tried to interfere with this election as well this is why it's such a big deal now i know republicans are bending over backwards saying this has nothing to do with muller it has everything to do with muller it goes a transition from a counterintelligence investigation into a criminal investigation if it colmey of all things confesses to being a leaker and moller muller's the former fbi director those were his people vaxxers environment he's not out there is some independent force but i want to get back to barack obama it's his fbi here's department of justice his state department his candidate i cannot believe for a minute that the national security council did not about this and the show you how elaborate this is now that more information's coming up we haven't even got to the.
"deputy attorney general" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"John is we've been trying to say for most of this presidency context matters and you look at the context that speech was given end that those words were given in the context of a constitutional crisis about to erupt if donald trump moves forward with firing bob moeller or firing rod rosenstein or even even exposing a memo that the fbi director and the deputy attorney general rushed to the white house and a capital the bag him not to release there's a reasonable argument there were already in the middle of the constitutional crisis and it's a role wing saturday massacres what we're seeing in terms of how the the ongoing war against the justice department the fbi by the trump administration to discredit those institutions what has happened yesterday with with through it happened over the last couple of days with with co with chairman muniz in this memo controversy i also we're in at one of that's one of the one of the biggest developments john yesterday was the speaker of the house yes had the deputy attorney general as well as the fbi director begging him not to pass alone classified information to an intel chairman who would already proven himself unworthy of having bed sort of information and the speaker of the house he chose us show size extradited yesterday will be a day that will be remembered for paul ryan deciding that a respected house intel committee and a bipartisan intel committee is acquaint notion in the past history looks kindly on mitt romney in two thousand twelve pointing out that russia was america's greatest geopolitical fo the left many democrats laughed at mitt romney for that was on that ticket the paul ryan of two thousand twelve who stood proudly with mitt romney and said russia's our man geopolitical adversary is now behaving this way it's almost inexplicable and there are people that we both know who were great admirers of paul ryan had been for years who find this totally battling but to your bechers no point let me a beyond i've known him since he was twenty two it's despicable so and i say that is a guy i like and i've liked since he was twenty two disappointed yesterday were despicable and i couldn't be more disappoint so we're in the midst of a of a rolling i think a rolling constitutional crisis and it's the reality that unlike richard nixon the 1974 when he gave his.
"deputy attorney general" Discussed on WTMA
"Of sunshine on the way and just a touch warmer with highs in the upper 50s too low 60s i'm starting to meteorolgist chrissy colour on twelve fifty wtma the big talker now broadcasting from the underground command post deep in the bowels of a hidden bunker somewhere under the brick and steel of a nondescript building we've once again made contact with our leader mark levin hello everybody mark levin here our number eight seven seven three eight one three eight one one eight seven seven three eight one three eight one one he kept to parallel universes here we've got this muller investigation which was started we don't we know why it was started the underlying purpose of the investigation is proven nonexistent it was known to be nonexistent we a deputy attorney general in rob rod rosenstein who pointed and he still chasing down people looking for you know false statements and obstruction of justice and so forth nothing about russia in any significant way and i talked at length yesterday about words headed with this thing and then we have this other thing going on over the most senior levels of the fbi and i think it's fair to say now ladies and gentlemen i don't know how much more information we need that there is cronyism and corruption at the senior levels of the fbi like i've never seen before his somebody who used to work at the justice department absolutely incredible we have an obligation to get to the bottom of this those of us who care about this country for the sake of the people who work at the fbi tens of thousands of them and even more for the sake of the american people the same democrats who trashed one local law enforcement agency after another who assume the cops are guilty even before they see any bit of evidence have lined up strongly behind not the fbi the senior levels of the fbi because the senior levels of the fbi have done things and are doing things that they support that they like which is taking out this president and it's now apparent that this had been a plan if not a plot early on no i'm not going to sit back and wait for the evidence the evidence is swirling around us where smothered in the information and that there's much much more to come much more to come now it actually take some guts to one a dig into this you saw what they tried.
"deputy attorney general" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Deputy attorney general's the person who really runs the justice department on a daytoday basis he went from being acting ag to acting deputy ag want sessions got there and he serbs aki acting deputy acting deputy attorney general until rod rosenstein got confirmed by the senate to be the confirmed deputy attorney general as of late april now you may remember in the meantime president trump decided to fire all of the us attorney's all over the country boom no warning get out begun by midnight when it came time to actually do that firing i think i think it was dana bente as the acting deputy attorney general who actually got on the phone and did the firing of all those press prosecutors but then rod rosenstein came on became the confirmed deputy ag and then dana ben teddy got another role he became the acting assistant attorney general for national security which means he runs the national security division of the justice department and that's a very big deal as well and yes in addition to all of that he stayed on as the us attorney in the eastern district of virginia so the guy had five jobs and that is you know that's all i mean even just these during district of virginia is a busy big important national security prosecutor's office even in normal times at these times though in the eastern district of virginia in addition to all those other jobs he was dealing with the main justice in the eastern district of virginia it was dana ben takes office from which we saw the subpoenas related to paul manafort it was dana ben takes offers from which we saw the subpoenas related to mike flynn it was dana ben takes office that has been handling the investigation into wikileaks and potential criminal charges criminal charges associated with wikileaks and dana ben to his office right the eastern district of virginia that's where special counsel robert muller first started using a grand jury so this dude is like right in the middle of everything.
"deputy attorney general" Discussed on Target USA Podcast by WTOP
"For for the good of the country oh deputy attorney general rod rosenstein it's great to have the opportunity to meet and sit down with you here in washington and we thank you so much today for your time and we wish you the best thank you very much into a meeting coming up in our next episode if you watched sixty minutes on sunday october twenty second you saw him his voice was disguised so was his face but his story was anything but disguise his name tamir how note he spent years as an undercover fbi moslem agent living amongst terrorist i am a muscle i am an american and i was serving my country for twenty two years and uncounted and i am uphold award these animals are dole to my country while desecrating my religion telomere elm laurie you heard him they're on sixty minutes in our next episode you'll hear him right here thank you for checking in with us follow us on twitter tango uniform sierra alpha podcast that's t usa podcast and if you have any thoughts about programmes send me an email at j green one word that's the letter j the color green at whisky tango oscar poppa jay green at wtop dot com i'm g gree and this his target the usa the national security podcast the podcast hosted by me thomas bobbled phoon is busy podcast dedicated to serial killers who they what they did and how join me as i sit down biweekly to bring huge banners and into the dark land afcd own murder and psychopathy vershow goes into graphic detail on the most infamous and lesser known serial killers from around the world with each episode covering one eurenew serial killer.
"deputy attorney general" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"This attempt would like lead not stand up in a court challenge here's one line of questioning from that committee hearing and senator lindsey graham seles remind ourselves a while we're here to all of you agree that attorney general sessions made the right decision to recuse himself from the invest the russian investigation because who is part of the campaign five i've no pity i'd have to look through the facts of that night and as red press reports which i am not accurate so far as i understand the facts yes yes uh so far as i understand the facts who is sensible yeah i think the attorney general made the right call because it's going to be pretty difficult attorney joe on investigate that the campaign of which you is intrical involved so this the start of all this process so what's the attorney general steps aside you got the deputy attorney general we all agree that he could take his place and continue if he's not conflict it is that a yes from everybody yes yes they had a statement by the president and some actions by the president that unnerved the deputy attorney joe on any point in special council deal with that yes that's how we got here we got here because sessions said i can't do this i should do this rosenstein says i will do this in some things happen between president it colmey where of rosenstein said what we need some new person a special council to look at this that's how we got here all agree with that what we're trying to do is make sure we move forward and hold mr moeller accountable but also give him a protection to do his job so do you all agree that the president himself cannot fire mr mollar actually um if you read even the op ed by our mutual friends neil catch y'all i'm in the washington post to actually help to a re write the regulations he says that's not altogether clear i am the is not clear that the regulations themselves actually apply to the present as a opposed to merely and figures in the department of justice has the inherent authority to far this guy he may very well claimed that and put both professor cut y'all in i think the fast not settled either way a legal scholars including a kilo read.
"deputy attorney general" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Is in fact in the terms of the constitution a high crime or misdemeanor meaning it it's it's and abuse of power and abuse of your office in a matter of state something that twists the kind of country we are which is why you know all the talk about him impeaching president trump is a little bit a cart in front of the horse for those who his opponents he may be a bore he may be unpleasant he may even be a sexual harasser which we certainly saad during the campaign in that famous video but he wasn't president then and even if he were that's not probably a high crime or misdemeanor you have to show and a abuse of power which is why the firing of james comey triggered so many comparisons to watergate because they had promised congress that they would not let something like this happen and that in turn set up the whole watergate investigation said the comparison that people drew when president trump fired comey and the attorney general or in this case the deputy attorney general than hired probably the one man in america who would have republicans and democrats in washington agreed would conduct a thorough and fair our investigation now since then some republicans have taken their shots it at mr mollar that current special counsel but after all he was the fbi director for twelve years he was appointed by a republican president held over by president obama and he was the sinn attorney general for the criminal division in a republican administration so that's a pretty tough case to make he is in fact a highly respected person which is why so much hinges on what he finds nina tone than and now legal affairs cars one for him you are named after the break the much more dramatic and much closer impeach german trial of maybe the worst president in american history it's true politics and power and support for kqed comes from the betty irene more children's hearts center at stanford children's health delivering nationally recognized children's heart care including advanced pediatric cardiology and heart surgery stanford children's.
"deputy attorney general" Discussed on WTMA
"That the prosecutor he's up to and it's difficult to find the forum where you could get it addressed uh because there are rules about disclosing classified matters that don't apply in normal law enforcement so you're quite right it becomes very difficult to bring this to the fore uh it's really up to the president to do it and you know that hasn't happened to this point and and i agree he's not getting much else for most justice department deputy attorney general rod rosenstein shows robert muller to be the special council is to lay to call robert muller end and read him the details here to correct the original mistakes no i don't think so i don't think it's too late for sessions to tighten up his refusal and i don't think it's too late for rosenstein to comply with the regulation and specify what crimes moeller is free to investigate that he goes jurisdiction to investigate and i i don't think that would work any harm to moller's investigation because the regulation that controls the jurisdiction of a special council allows him to come back to the justice department and ask for an expansion of its jurisdiction if he has stumbled upon other crimes in in the course of legitimate investigative activity uh that ought to be investigated and the attorney general and the deputy attorney general at that point could expand the jurisdiction but i think absolutely uh to to get this thing rained into something that is more approximate of a criminal investigation you need to specify what he's allowed to investigate andhra mccoy kathy for the national review online thaddeus mccotter the great voice of the great lakes at wjr i'm.
"deputy attorney general" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190
"That's correct so isn't it true that the russian investigation did not factor in through the your recommendation to fire director colmey that is correct the memorandum written by the deputy attorney general your letter to the president forwarding that recommendation didn't mention russia at all is that your recollection that is correct so let's review what the basis was of deputy attorney general rosenstein recommendation he wrote in his memo on may the night you said i cannot defend the directors handling of the conclusion of the investigation of secretary clinton's emails and i do not understand his refusal to accept the nearly universal judgment that he was mistaken and of course he's talk cnn about director colmey he went on to say the director that was director call me at the time was wrong to usurp the attorney general's thority on july the v two thousand sixteen you'll recall that was the date of the press conference he held he went on to say that the fbi director is never empowered to supplant federal prosecutors and assume command of the justice department finally he said compounding the error the directorate nord another longstanding principled but we do not hold press conferences for weeks leaks derogatory information about the subject of a decline criminal investigation in fact there is written policy from the department of justice's they're not entitled election year sensitivities are you familiar with the with the prohibition of the justice department and making announcements or taking other actions with might interfere with the normal elections i am generally familiar with that road oldham memoranda after my time in the department well let me let me read always been rose about it though well let me read the justin an excerpt from a memo from the attorney general march night's two thousand twelve entitled electionyear sensitivities says law enforcement officers and prosecutors made never select the timing of investigators steps were criminal charges for the purpose of the fact in any election or for the purpose of giving an advantage or disadvantage to any candidate or political party such a purposes inconsistent.
"deputy attorney general" Discussed on KOMO
"That's correct so isn't it true that the russian investigation did not factor injured the your recommendation to fire director colmey that is correct the the memorandum written by the deputy attorney general your letter to the president fording that recommendation didn't mention russia at all is that your recollection that is correct so let's review what the basis was of deputy attorney general rosenstein recommendation he wrote in his memo on may the nike said i cannot defend the directors handling of the conclusion of the investigation of secretary clinton's emails and i do not understand his refusal to accept the nearly universal judgment that he was mistaken and of course he's talking about director colmey he went on to say the director that was director call me at the time was wrong to usurp the attorney general's thority on july the v two thousand sixteen you'll recall that was the date of the press conference he held he went on to say that the fbi director is never empowered to supplant federal prosecutors and assumed command of the justice department finally he said compounding the error the directorate nord another longstanding principle but we do not hold press conferences to release derogatory information about the subject of a decline criminal investigation in fact there is written policy from the department of justice's they're not entitled electionyear sensitivities are you familiar with the with the prohibition of the justice department of making announcements or taking other actions would interfere with the normal elections i am genuinely familiar with that the hold them memoranda after ma time in the department will let me let me read always been rose about it though or let me read the a just an excerpt from a memo from the attorney general march night's two thousand twelve entitled electionyear sensitivities says law enforcement officers and prosecutors may never select the timing of investigators steps were criminal charges for the purpose of the fact being any election or for the purpose of giving an advantage or disadvantage to any candidate or political party such a purposes inconsistent.
"deputy attorney general" Discussed on AM 570 The Mission
"With them deputy attorney general's steams memo faqih you work with director comey for some time did you ever have a conversation as a superior director comey with his failure to perform on some of these aki accusations that he wasn't running the fbi in a good way of that somehow the fbi was is is in turmoil did you have any conversations with director comey about this subject i did not so you're his his superior and there were some fairly harsh things said about director comey you never thought it was appropriate to raise those concerns before he was actually terminate the president are i did not do so on a on memoranda was prepared by the deputy attorney general on who evaluated his form performance noted sincere serious problems with it one them and you agreed with those are grade with those in fact our senator tomorrow we talked about it even before i was confirmed in before he was confirmed it's something that we both agreed to that a fresh start at the fbi was probably the best they chase again seems a little i could understand if you talked about that before you came on you had a a chance for fresh start there was no fresh start suddenly were in the midst of the investigation and would timing that seems a little peculiar the so senator war here don't take it all the way out the leave within a little bit underneath me senator warren here's explaining or trying to get jeff sessions to explain why he did not communicate with fbi director call me we as it proceeded to call me termination win the acting a deputy attorney general was the one who actually issued the memoranda as to why call me should be like oh the easy answer to this for those of us that have been watching is that mr sessions had recused himself of all things pertaining to the russian investigation that included mr call me as the invest gator of that investigation from the fbi.
"deputy attorney general" Discussed on KHNR 690AM
"Deputy attorney general but you have served in all notes of conversation with all white house staff alongside whom you have served from your time you became fbi hi director to when you were fired in by what they can you do so because no that's an yet keep notes on rosenstein cape notes on sessions you keep notes on holder keep nuts on loretta lynch keynote on sally yates did you authorise anyone to review your notes and discussed them with any media outlet if you did so whom did you authorise ny why if you did not added story purporting to read from those notes become part of media reporting ought americans to fear by washington post column continue that fbi officials are keeping notes in every conversation they have an agent of the bureau even when they are not a target in the investigation should anyone about him a record of conversation as being may be informed of such an attempt to create such notes should contemporary if not too many conversation deemed to be in any way politically charged be shared with the inspector general the justice department church sure that the no turned deed contemporary after the conversations they purport to record are in fact a reflection on the actual conversation that took place and not an exhibit in a false narrative later produce to advantage the ticker was the president a target of any fbi the investigation at the time he left the fbi was any member of the white house staff a target of any fbi investigation at the time you'll up the fbi was the president or any member of his family a subject of interest inning fbi investigation at the time you left the fbi if so did you inform the deputy attorney general all of that situation finally the american people are intensely interested who had the trump campaign or any wellknown adviser to it colluded with russia any attack on our election in your opinion did such collusion exists and if so by who and what was the nature of that collusion.