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Treasury names small businesses receiving PPP loans
"Releasing releasing info info about some of the 650,000 recipients of loans from the payroll protection program, which was passed by Congress to allow small businesses to keep their workers employed during this pandemic. While mostly small businesses and nonprofits got money through the program, which is given out $521 billion. There were also some wealthy and well connected recipients to Among them. Kanye West's clothing and sneaker brand. The anti tax group Americans for tax reform companies owned by the family of President Trump's son in law and senior advisor Jared Kushner, as well as California representative Devin Nunes Winery Family Cos. Of West Virginia Governor Jim Justice who is considered to be one of the state's richest persons. Washington, D C political strategy Cos. Legal firms and big money hedge funds to Treasury Department only named companies that got more than $150,000 which made up less than 15% of the companies that received loans about locally. 2453 Rhode Island employers got the federal PPP loan worth at least 150 large Ted Niecy from Eye Witness News With that story, The US Small Business Administration on Monday released the names of all employers that got at least $150,000 from the Paycheck protection program, which Congress created in March to mitigate layoffs amid the covert 19 pandemic. The list includes quite a few familiar names. The Poss Ox got a loan of at least $350,000 to retain 49 jobs. Fellows got loans for a number of its restaurant locations. Even the parent company of the Foxy Lady Strip club received at least $150,000 to retain 159 jobs. Overall, the SB says 2453 Rhode Island employers got at least $150,000 each. 14 round, employers got at least $5 million over $1.8 billion in loans have been a Awarded in the states. So far, a majority of the loan money has to go toward payroll. Employers can apply to have the loans forgiven by the S P A. The economy needs a lot of help. Appearing on Sundays face the nation, Economist Mark Zandi warned. Congress will need to do more as the PPP winds down even though unemployment back down if you had a Books that are unemployed People who are got their hours cut there so working, but they got their hours cut. Then consider those folks that are still working. Haven't gotten your hours. Couple got their pay cut. You're talking about 1/3 of all American workers that are still struggling. And if you want to take a
Flynn and Russian ambassador transcripts released
"Congressman Devin Nunes twenty two California ranking on the house intelligence comment on documents just tap now in the last hour these are the trends of the conversations between lieutenant general Michael Flynn retired U. S. army in December of twenty sixteen when he was on the trump transition scheduled to be the national security adviser come the twentieth and the inauguration the conversation with the then Russian ambassador Kislyak the conversations were said to be pertinent to the background that the Obama administration at the issued sanctions against the Russian federation having to do with the election interference and other bad acting by players that subsequently we learned were not directly attached to the Russian government that would be the internet trolls of Petersburg but in any event there was a lot of noise at the time that these conversations contained violations of certain obscure laws like a Logan act or perhaps a tip A. as a in exchange promises that were not Michael Flynn's to give or perhaps it had something to do with the allegation of collusion between the trump administration the trump campaign and Russia we didn't know because we didn't have the transcripts Devin you've now read these transcripts which were denied to you when you were conducting the investigation that led to your memo of the winter of twenty eighteen that is the gold standard for what we know about russiagate you've eggs you've read the transcripts now what do you make of them what surprises do you find here well I would just say this the briefing that we received shortly after the F. B. I. agents when an unannounced unprecedented into the White House to interview general plan just red flag one big problem right there at the beginning of all this weeks later we get into we get debriefed by the F. B. I. D. F. B. I. says look at the agents there that didn't think of when was lying about anything what will now we know why there wasn't anything to lie about John if if you read the the transcript they are you know as a river when president trump when during the Ukrainian impeachment hopes that you know trump had a call with the with the president and then when the call got released there was really nothing in the car when trump president trump you say was the perfect phone call well John this is not only a perfect phone call it's a very boring phone call and it fax it back it just looks like clothes that I have with with diplomats it doesn't look anything like anything different than what a a member of Congress has whenever I go overseas and meet with my fellow colleagues in the the and whether it be the foreign minister or the defense ministers or the intelligence leadership of foreign countries or even the prime ministers or presidents of countries it looks like a normal call that anybody that's in in the U. S. government or general Flynn's case the incoming national security adviser it looks like a normal perfect phone call and John you know what's missing we don't talk about sanctions in the call all this time suppose a we were led to believe that Flynn was having these long conversations about sanctions and no bother sanctions that the Obama it ministration president Obama put on to the Russian government John it's kind of hard to find in there if you go through you have to read really really close you know within a microscope to find where exactly they were talking about sanctions because the word sanctions doesn't even come up well there was a you know the the if anything it looks like a a normal conversation the only thing that that even gets close is general plan saying you know Hey we still want to work together you know don't hold this against us paraphrasing but that's about it yes the quote that I like here is general Flynn reminds ambassador Kislyak of his status he says remember ambassador you're not talking to a diplomat you were talking to a soldier I'm a very practical guy it is all about solutions a very humble statement from a man who is about to be national security adviser at the general also says we need cool heads to prevail and we need to be very study about what we're going to do because we have absolutely a common threat in the Middle East this is boilerplate very sensible and for general Flynn to say he's not an ambassador at not a diplomat I would say that's the most diplomatic of language there was no threat there was no exchange there were no promises this almost is a polite way of saying here I am you can call me up if you have
Trump defends lawsuit over NYT op-ed, calling it 'beyond an opinion'
"Trump campaign just filed a lawsuit stuff nation against New York Times for an article in the opinion section. Okay Yeah Okay that I do not understand what is remotely going through their minds other than using this as you know a campaigning tactic to look or suing the time but also like if there was actual bad reporting. Surely you'd have found an article that was not in the opinion section to make peace. Yeah I was GONNA say opinions are allowed what are their good or bad but unless there's something factual report in The New York Times. I mean they report on Him Fifty Times a day. I'm that is really interesting. Do you think who is the piece by was is it more. Personal like is a particular person Max Frankel. And it's about the the real trump Russia quid pro quo But the this article came out in March of two thousand nine hundred and the claimer just before we started courting but the central claim of the trump campaign's loss appears to be that this March Twenty nineteen opinion column. was knowingly false because it was rebutted by the mother report the claimant. Lados published in April. Two thousand nine hundred so okay. Yeah so also. They're open themselves to discovery. They are now. That's who don't understand depositions. I don't I don't get their strategy. There's there though it's like Devin Nunes. It's bullshit seats all the time trying to increase the cost of reporting on trump. Yeah yeah that could be it. I mean the New York Times I I mean. What could they do like just retract? The peas or be like from what I've seen. I have not looked at in great doubt. But it doesn't seem like there's anything actually Tori in the opinion section. Yeah I mean I think I think probably the goal here is. They're just trying to put on alert. Hey guess what you report on. Trump will see you and cause a lot of cost to you all the time to the curious choice because they definitely have the resources to back that up whereas chose smaller reporter like a smaller outlet. That might quickly destroy them. The lawyer's fees I think trump is in this kind of like a hate everything New York face though. He is definitely that. Yeah so
"devin nunes" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"Sides possible. That's totally impossible. I mean they now I and and and I say that knowing that but I don't actually I don't. I don't think the word came down. The operation wasn't being run out of the Obama White House. I believe this did start art with fusion. GPS The Clinton campaign and dirty cops at the FBI and potentially some people you know at the other agencies okay. I think there was a couple of them that started all of this And then they fed this all into the into the intelligence apparatus. But by but for sure by You know by the fall they know about this. I mean we we. We know that we'll remember I think it's in in Horwitz's report now And I br. Maybe I've heard this publicly that you know they were like the Obama Administration was calling Sutin and Putin's people say knock this stuff off right so congressman. I know I said this was the last question. But can I ask you when we're thinking when you're talking about Obama and uh on on this one thing because this is another email I get often for my audience that are super sleuths. They're so good left. Characterize your visit to the White House as the stupid midnight run. which is the dumbest thing I've ever heard? But that's just what they do. They make up dumb names for things. It was just going over to the White House complex. Because is that's where the information was to gather information about the biggest scandal in US history. This happens early in the trump administration. I believe it's around march of two thousand seventeen eighteen. If I'm right you come out of that meeting and you give a little bit of a press avail and you seem visibly stunned. I mean I've gotten to know you a a little bit personally now and you look back and watch that video a lot. Because they're so much in it and you look visibly stunned it what you saw. WHOA I'm sorry go ahead yeah so let me walk everybody through that because there's so much faked being a total fake news out there on this so the for I had I had Sources come to be okay what we called informants that came from within the intelligence agencies that said. Hey there's something not right here going on you know with With leaking of of of intelligence and and you know questions about what was happening and and spying on trump transition officials etcetera etcetera. And so that happened basically about the same. Mm Time that the phone call with. Flynn leaked to the Washington Post. So I'm getting my first You know informants that are coming. Talk to me about this and so by late January I have it pretty well locked down that there is something really wrong about trump that the trump transition people were being were were being spied upon or ended up in these intelligence reports. Okay so I was trying to figure out how to get my hands on these because these are not what what are called. 'cause we get we get finished intelligence reports parts right that have been kinda through all the different checks and balances that way Congress when we finally get a product. You know we're not getting any misinformation you know like from friendly foreign governments for not want Congress getting like intelligence products like that are hey down our guy at a bar. There was an American and they were drunk on can They heard something right so so we get water called finished intelligence products. So what this was is this was essentially. These were not finished intelligence products. But they were there were unmasking occurring. which is what I was being told Finally I actually got the number like some some actual numbers numbers of these reports and I was able to find them the only place that I could go to see these because we did have him at the Congress was at the old executive office building. Okay so that's so so the day before I went to the White House You know Patriot. Americans helped range so that I could so that I could view this just to see what the hell you know. What the hell are these right? And then I looked at those and I said holy you know what like Oh my God this is is out of control. Okay time at the time. I said there were dozens that raised high alarm bells for me. Okay just of and look. It wasn't like remember at the time. The stupid presses like Oh my God must have seen that you know. Somebody was talking to Vladimir Putin. No Oh it was stuff that was totally ridiculous. It had nothing to do with Russia and in no way no shape no form should any intelligence ever be gathered from Americans the way that that was being gathered and then those people being unmasked okay. So you see you're damn right like when that happened that day. So what so what. What happened is is? It happened the day before I went that night to brief the speaker of the house And I ended up briefed him that night. I went and met with them early in the morning and I said look I said I gotta get this to the White House and he agreed. He's like yeah. You definitely the White House. These needs to know this So what I did. I went and briefed. I brought in our Republicans. Okay and remember this whole thing. Why didn't you break? The Democrats will look at that time but Democrats Democrats are already talking nonsense. They're already out there telling people we have more than circumstantial evidence you know of of collusion between the trump campaign and Russia. So sorry at that point. 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"devin nunes" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is Potomac Watch welcome back. I'm Paul Zhigo with Kim. Strassel and CAL Peterson and it just want to underscore the point that cows making About the criminal criminal The lack of a criminal charge in this impeachment report to to date. Because this really would be the first time that a president wasn't we'll be would be impeached without an explicit specific criminal Allegation in the case of Andrew Johnson in eighteen sixties sixties. You had the the law passed by the Congress about Tenure an official even though it was later ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court Art Johnson did violate that that act Richard Nixon by the time he was Formerly impeached by the Judiciary Committee evidence of obstruction of justice Internally at the end was pretty clear was very clear and He would have been convicted convicted. Almost certainly by the Senate Bill Clinton's case. There's really no dispute that he Committed perjury lied to a grand jury and And that was an explicit specific criminal. Offense is that impeachable behavior Democrats at the time said even that violation of law was not impeachable because It was just about To protect public knowledge the public from finding out about his affair with an intern so Ah this would be the first time setting a new precedent about what the standards for impeachment are Kim. Yeah and it's notable as we're watching this first tyring On today on Wednesday of from the House Judiciary Committee where Jerry Nadler. The chairman went to great effort to find these three law professors. Who would would sit in front of the cameras and explain why yes everything? Donald Trump did was an impeachable offense and it's notable because they can't list a crime either so we're hearing during a lot of of of very academic discussions about the history and the founders and and the fact that you know behavior like this simply cannot be tolerated Allah rated. This is exactly what impeachment was designed for. I mean that's an interpretation and it doesn't get away from the fact that as you mentioned this is unprecedented did The way we are using impeachment at the moment and something that I I don't think the Democrats have fully thought through or if they have they don't seem to care is is that when you set new precedents like this they have a way of Boomerang on you too and I think it's a very worrisome thing that we're entering into a period in this country where each she party is GonNa go forward with the belief that you can use impeachment to settle political differences. And that is in essence. What you're seeing happen? Here it doesn't have to amend the constitution. The House can really impeach for any reason because you can define high crimes and misdemeanors Pretty much any way you want but the keep the point. We're trying to make that I'm trying to make is that. This would be the first time that it just done. So without an explicit criminal Allegation attack at least based on the current state of play and that what is And and that is different and of course the the reason that you that in the past people have used criminal behaviors because it's actually focuses says Public attention it's focuses on specific actions and and is Is Why we have them. Statutes in law as opposed opposed to a generalized notion about endangering national security or abuse of power. which are much harder notions to To pin down and have are subject to a variety of of definitions and interpretations. All right. Let's let's before we go talk about The what what I think is a highly unusual revelation in the three hundred page shift report. Kim and that is that shift. Subpoena the phone records of of several Americans including Devon Nunez who is the ranking member making Republican on the Intelligence Committee and documents cases cases. Where the Meta data now what we what do we mean by Meta data? We mean the the phone numbers and the lengthened durations of the calls not the contents of the calls but he reports in the report Multiple Times the Devon Nunez had called Rudy Giuliani For the president's personal title attorney. That devin nunes talk to a reporter. Who had done some reporting on the on the Ukraine? The devil newness talked to some of the Ukrainian associates of Rudy Giuliani and this seems to be An attempt to smear ear Nunez by innuendo without its relevance to the actual offenses that they're alleging Donald trump committed Kim. Yeah well just to be really clear of what we have here Because I I WANNA make sure that there's no confusion we have a number of phone logs And they do so calls between these various actors and among those are Rudy Giuliani The White House White House phone number Jaysekulow who is another Trump attorney Victoria. Thanh thing has an outside conservative lawyer. left partners who was a former former Giuliani associates who've been indicted for other charges and Mr Newness as you mentioned now. It's not clear that they have mrs this telephone number okay. Whether or not he has been the those were simply caught because they were what it does seem very clear that they obtained the phone records of a few individuals. such as Rudy Giuliani Lead Parnis And potentially even Well those seem to be the main ones And this is remarkable because From what we can see in this document it looks as though this information was provided by. At and T. It is meditative. You say and what really hits me here is that we have all kinds of rules and laws about the use of Meta data and for instance federal prosecutors and their access access to Meta data at what time they can access it. What hoops they have to jump through to get a hold of it? Because we have privacy rules in this country obviously It looks as though what happened here is that you know Adam Schiff simply said to. At and T.. Handed over and the company did which is highly disturbing that Democrats Democrats would use their surveillance. I mean they're they're powers in such a way And then in addition use them to basically smear. You're a bunch of people by suggesting they were all in on the president's plot to engage in a high crime and misdemeanor just to remind people we ahead ferocious debate in this country. Yeah over the federal government the executive branches National Security Agencies Collection Seven of Meta data in the pursuit of terrorists in the end the law was amended so that the NSA cannot no longer have bulk collection of Meta data data. It has to go to the sources which includes the telecommunications companies some of the Internet companies with specific requests specific specific numbers And specific reasons to make the request. So Adam Schiff year in his role at the Intelligence Committee Committee. I gather Kim. There were subpoenas issued but Whether or not the the the checks and balances of the of the Executive -secutive branch process. We don't know if that was followed And it seems to me that this is an extraordinary act and then let's assume that they were in the pursuit. Getting these this. This data in the pursuit of Rudy Giuliani. The president's attorney which is problem in and of itself since Giuliani Johnny is the president's attorney And but somehow you collected than the fact that Giuliani and other said these conversations is with the ranking member. Devin Nunes of the committee. Well you would think you wouldn't put that in the report right instead. They throw it in there with Devon Nunez which is irrelevant to what acts the president committed. These were executive branch offenses. That had nothing to do with breath. Devenue Nez as far as anything we know and yet he's mentioned in there and his press conference shifts said the following it is. I think deeply concerning turning that at a time when the president of the United States was using the power of his office to dig up dirt on a political rival that there may be evidence that there were members of Congress. Chris complicit in that activity and quote That is a drive by smear In My Estimation Yeah No. I think you're actually being charitable in that description it's really out of bounds Because first of all as you said Devin avenues not only is the ranking member on the Intelligence Committee. So what you have is the senior member of the House. Intelligence Committee using surveillance powers to GIGA information and smear his own ranking member but also the deliberate way of ships saying all of that and not the making the distinction as you mentioned between what the president was doing and and Mr Newness his own right and if not obligation to engage in oversight oversight himself he can his discussions with Rudy Giuliani his discussions with the White House. You know we don't know what they entail again because the the contents of these calls are not there but there's no reason to believe that Devin newness was engaged in anything girls rather than devin nunes engaging in his activities cities is a congressman and for a shift to present. All of. This is some suggestion again that he was complicit. Some sort of nefarious behavior is with no evidence dance and no proof other than a phone log is really appalling yet. Leaving the story of a political story of time is escalation constant escalation in this seems Like another instance Sort of troubling one if congressmen are doing this to their their fellow. Colleagues across the aisle I mean we hear a lot about The comedy of the old days and maybe part of that is a myth But it would be at least better Not to be throwing each other under the bus like this well in Devon Evan one of the revelations about the causes that Nunez and W- others were calling John Solomon who is a reporter for the Washington. Examiner honor who had done some reporting on on Ukraine and twenty-sixth the two thousand sixteen election So if you think about that from the point point of view of being fellow journalists that essentially means that Adam Schiff could have subpoenaed any of us who were talking to Devon Nunez About about Well whatever we were talking to him about or calling Rudy Giuliani. Because we wanted to get rudy. Giuliani story about what he said what he thought about the the the impeachment probe or any or doing reporting. And it's I mean you would think that this would be problematic addict for the press corps which doesn't like it's phone records to be released to be accessed by anybody much less on a secret the basis and yet not a word Paul and it isn't just their phone records were accessed published. And you know I mean this is. This is astonishing. The idea this is really scary. The idea that one of the more powerful men in the country who is allowed to operate in secret can go to a phone loan companies say handed over get the call records of who reporters are calling and then put that out there for public. That's I mean there are words for that and You you know I haven't had a focus group lately on whether or not it's it's extortion. Or what But that's a very chilling thing for the press corps and normally the press would lose their marbles over something like this but because John Solomon is a conservative reporter and because they're so eager to again throw everyone into to this plot instead they're just running these titillated stories about the phone laws. With nary a word of complaint about the process and the methods that were used the implication much of the coverage of this in the last Twelve to eighteen hours has been that up. Yeah this is all part of the The conspiracy without Any concern that I've seen over the fact that How in the world could could These phone records be accessed and what's the justification for it much less us as you say published. Well we're GONNA follow these This the story not just impeachment but also this Meta data story as the days. Go by thank you offer listening. Thanks to Kyle and Kim will be back later in the week with another edition of Potomac Watch..
"devin nunes" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"Biography V of Devon Nunez. I'm I'm wondering if you can just introduce me to who this guy is because when I look back at how Devon Nunez got into politics. He seemed to know at a very young age. What he wanted to do and he wasn't afraid to fight for it? Yeah I think that's right so newness newness was elected to Congress in two thousand two. He's from a district in central California He's been in Congress for a good amount of time. Now and you you know I I would put him in his category of like there were these sort of new Republicans I think of the pre tea party wave. He's not exactly with them. In the t forty but clearly as a part of this the part wing of the party. That's coming into office. George W Bush's president nine eleven has just happened and you know he really does kind of I. Guess assert himself. You know pretty quickly and is somebody who rises the prominence gets this you know really coveted position on the intelligence committee and you know so you think is arguably I mean as a lawmaker goes is biography. I mean he's he's quite a success. I mean to you know to come fairly young age and rise to a position of such importance Horton's in the Congress and on this committee Speaks well certainly. I think of his his political acumen I mean. He started running for office in his very early twenties So early that one of his opponents at some point took him to court and said you're not old enough to run and he fought back and said well. But but I'm GONNA be old enough if I get sworn in. Yeah and that. And that's that's a very revealing anecdote because Devin nunes is a fighter and he is legit too by the way And I think he's somebody who knew what he wanted and he went after it. He's ambitious. I guess in a positive way We would say there. And and you know you see kind of where he's com- an accrued all of this influence and has decided to use it. I mean he is. That's something I've always found to be kind of you. You know. In a way. Impressive objectively about newness is that he's gathered this influence and he's not afraid to deploy it and sometimes on you know projects that seem really he kind of petty and insignificant but he believes in something he goes to the mat for it so devin nunes became the chair of the House Intelligence Committee in two thousand fourteen but but he approached that role really differently than a lot of people. You've sort of alluded to this a little bit can you. Can you explain how he approached the role differently. Yeah so in the broad sense any semblance of bipartisanship really started to dissolve when Devon Innis became the chairman of that committee his Republican and Democratic predecessors had pretty good working relationships which is not to say that the committee didn't experience partisanship. It did But it has become ferociously ocean sleep partisan under Nunez And I think that is largely the tone that he set as the leader so you attribute that to him not as part of a broader tift in Washington but he was actively pushing the partisanship forward. Oh yes and I look back at predecessors vis for instance on the committee by comparison person when the committee was run by Mike Rogers The Republican and a guy named Dutch rappers burger from Maryland They had a good relationship. They got along well. They liked each other. They still appear public events together and like talk about the good old days and there was huge partisanship in Washington then I mean the part is the era partisanship. We're living in now is intense. But it's Ben Intense for twenty twenty five years. So how did the committee change when Nunez to control the tone of any committee is going to be set by the chairman. The things that they choose to investigate and I think that Nunez kind of got these you know these bees in his bonnet about certain things one of which was this whole issue about this island base in the Azores. He wanted to have a new intelligence center kind of fusion fusion center which was going to be a hub for lots of information placed out in the Azores. And he's a Portuguese descent in the Azores are a Portuguese territory and a lot of questions came up understandably about like well. Why do you want to put this base out on this kind of remote island when there's already a site that the Pentagon wants to use for it outside of London where you know we have lots of people we have other military bases and we have a relationship with partner services in the UK and he became obsessed assist with putting it out there? And I think too great umbrage at the idea that people were questioning whether he might have some kind of personal motive for doing so and I can remember talking talking with him about it and reporting on this and he became just convinced that people in the Pentagon were lying to him and that they were fabricating documents and that this it was all very very personal and I think that when you start taking political and policy battles personally as he so often does it sets a tone for the committee committee were it becomes not so much that we are here to do oversight of the intelligence community in a bipartisan way. But we are here to pursue things that are in the interest of the chairman mm-hmm and fights that he wants to have and to me that particular fight over this base really kind of was a Lustre tive tone that then carries forward for the next several years. When he's the chairman there's also this stylistic difference in terms of how Nunez approaches role that I think explains why he's appealing to some people in one profile other members talked about how he was the least read member of the Intelligence Committee? There's a log where you can see how much people in the committee are coming and reading all of the documents that they have access to and folks commented that he was not not reading those documents but he was going on journeys far Afield speaking to people who are fighting or who are off. You know doing military work doc and then coming back with ideas about what to do about that in Congress and I think that's kind of interesting. It speaks to his approach to the job. Yeah I think I think that's right. You know the documents that people read on those committees. There are documents that are produced by the intelligence agencies. And I think devin newness in his mind probably looks at that a bit as that's party line stuff. That's the stuff that they want me to see. I'm going to go out and do my own investigations and talk to people on the frontlines and get their real opinions. And you know that's admirable instinct on some level but to be an effective legislator and overseer you know I guess you have to do both you can't just ignore the documentation that is being produced by the agencies that you are overseeing. I spoke to one intelligence official wants who was among the people who briefed Nunez when he first became the chairman of the committee and he had an assessment. That's very much in line with your description of not being a reader. He said he was the least informed person about about the intelligence community that ever ever briefed. Who is in a position of leadership? And he didn't wasn't that it's not. The newness is not intelligent. He is clearly a smart person with the capacity to absorb lots of information It was almost as if he didn't want to hear any of that. And what this person told me was what that then put him in. The position of was being fundamentally ignorant. About how the very large apparatus that he was about to oversee actually ORCs and I think that when you don't know how something works. You're going to start filling in the blanks with how you think works. And what you see a lot of newness his theories and the investigations in the past that he goes down. Is I think somebody who is on a fundamental level misguided and he is operating based on a set of assumptions that are often not true or they are several degrees off the truth that they get him Down a path that's not productive and sometimes they get them in trouble. You know it's interesting to hear you describe him that way. Because I felt like reading about Devon Nunez. I saw this thread from where from when he was quite young. That was this distrust of authority but then of course he had become the authority to some extent. Yeah they'd say that's a very interesting observation. I think for a lot of people who do tend to see you know. Forces aligned and the world controlled by a handful of people. There is this inherent distrust rest of authority and to be clear. That's often a good thing. When you have members of an intelligence oversight committee I mean his committee and the Senate committee it's counterpart were created because in the nineteen sixties and seventies the CIA and the FBI were spying on Americans and spying on war? Protesters testers and infiltrating protest groups and wiretapping. Martin Luther King and doing these just horrible things that were just abject violations of American civil the liberties and their privacy so we created these committees. And you want somebody sitting up there. WHO's GonNa be skeptical of authority? His checking and making sure that these agencies fees are adhering to their powers operating within the law and not going beyond the boundaries. But you know you're right. Generally speaking you know once you kind of have a position of authority. It's sort of tempers. Your view of the world. I think a little bit and if anything it seems like Devon Nunez has become in some ways more paranoid and more ferocious it since. He's been on the committees which is usually not the trend with people in those positions.
"devin nunes" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"Week? Republicans in Congress sent this memo outlining all the ways the party plan to defend the president against impeachment with its congressional seal and it's attached footnotes. This memorandum looked formal serious but the language inside betrayed betrayed a kind of paranoia. It talked about intelligence committee hearings being held in a basement but the words impeachment inquiry where bracketed in scare quotes now recognize ranking member. Nunez running remarks. You may wish to make watching the impeachment hearings last week. It was like watching this memo. Come to life in July open. Hearing of this committee following publication of the Miller report the Democrats engaged in a last ditch effort to convince against the American people that president trump is a Russian agent. The ranking Republican member of the House Intelligence Committee Devon Nunez He. He called the impeachment spectacle he said it had a cult like atmosphere so Americans can rightly suspect that his phone call with President. Zilenski was used used as an excuse for the Democrats to fulfil their Watergate fantasies. But I'm glad that on Wednesday after the Democrats stage six weeks of secret depositions in the basement of the capital like some kind of strange colt the American Erkin. People finally got to see this farce for themselves. I made the comment that if you tuned in to the impeachment hearing for the first time and had genuinely we never heard Republicans and Democrats resigned their talking points if you launch Devin nunes. I think he'd be very confused. Shane Harris covers intelligence and national security for the Washington. Post it was kind of a mash up of the depth of the defending his greatest. Hits chains has to understand the Republican and strategy. Here it helps to listen to Nunez to listen as he bounces from argument argument. Some that sound legalistic others others. That might seem a little random even as they were accusing Republicans of colluding with Russians the Democrats themselves colluding with Russians by funding the steele dossier which was based on Russian and Ukrainian sources. Meanwhile they turn a blind eye to Ukrainians meddling in our elections because the Democrats were cooperating cooperating with that Operation Nunez doesn't WanNa talk about allegations of corruption in the White House. He wants to talk about how Democrats tried to rig the two thousand sixteen presidential election even though they lost. And I think you might look at it and say you know what is he talking about the DNC and Ukraine. And what's the steele dossier and naked pictures of president in trump and Where where we going with this All things that to my ear sounded perfectly coherent and the Devin nunes can view of things but I think might strike an outside. Observer is a hodgepodge listening to you. I can't tell whether you think this is careless or strategic. That's a great question..
"devin nunes" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
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The difference is in the detail so the folks at macworld obsessed over every stitching seam until they reach their definition of perfect macworld and has the most comfortable underwear socks shirts under shirts hoodies. That's what I'm wearing now. It's Maroon and sweatpants more than you will ever wear for twenty percent off your first order visit macworld and dot com and enter Promo Promo Code. Gist that's macworld and dot com promo code chest. Marie Marie Ivanovich testified before the House Intelligence Committee today she was removed from her post. She was smeared but not smeared with Marmalade and fed to and so that whole thing lacked pizzazz. She confirmed all the misdeeds that were brought up by ambassador. Taylor State Department official George Kent but since those only only confirmed troubling shameful acts rather than shouting out accusations through slurred speech while teetering on Stilettos as your champagne compaign flutes sloshes about again. You got the possess problem before all the charges of pizzazz listless that. We've had to consider over the past couple of days. After say there was a pretty possess full display today in Congress and it was put on by Republican Devon Nunez who took umbrage great umbrage the committee chair Adam Schiff would ever worry that the Republicans might expose the whistle blower who they by the way call not a real whistle so blower and in need of exposure. Here's what newness set. No Republicans here. No the whistle blowers identity because the whistle blower only met with Democrats. This we should point out. This fact or this claim was also echoed by Adam Schiff on Wednesday who said he doesn't know who the whistle blower is. Only his staff does us this whole thing. Denying knowledge of the whistle blower strikes me as weird because I know the name of the whistle blower. And the reason I do is that Donald trump junior tweeted tweeted it and that on Fox trump defender blurted it out. And also that Senator Rand Paul said the name of the whistle blower said the whistle blower or must come forward then then the whistle blower. I guess a lot is riding on the exact meaning of no not as in no. Don't say the name of the whistle blower you lawless maniacs. More like Adam. Schiff doesn't one hundred percent no in a confirmed by the appropriate authority sense. He doesn't know that this particular guy who all the people are naming as the whistle blower really is the whistle blower fine so we come to should shift worry about the Republicans yes rand. Paul Republican senator. But we're talking about Republicans in the House of Representatives would a Republican member House of Representatives. Ever out the whistle blower guess. There's one already has North Carolina radio station. WFAN notes that. Dan Bishop said the whistle blower. Ain't Vol Damore and then the station went onto report. Bishop also wrote that. The person who reported the president's call about Ukraine is quote not a bonafide whistleblower and that quote. Even if he were he wouldn't be entitled to secrecy. CRECY bishop than wrote the name of a person whom he said is a quote Deep State Conspirator. He wrote that. That person needs to testify now. The name Bishop tweeted was the the same as the name that ran. Paul mentioned that Donald Trump junior mentioned in the trump era on Fox mentioned but new news wasn't done with the complaints and the umbrage taking he criticized the entire proceedings with this charge. I would just say to the American people. Today's show trial as come to an end or we're headed down now to the basement of the capital to go until I don't know what time we'll be back there hiding again. Behind the closed doors it is a show trial trial to be criticized for playing out for all the public to say. But it should also be critiqued because it's behind closed doors cult-like those those were Nunez's for its cult-like Ne'er four escaped scrutiny. Scrutiny that I suppose would be forthcoming were to be. I don't know it played out on television. I gotta say whenever I see arguments like that. I I kind of fear for my job because what's my job. I'm here to point out. Oh contradictions to offer contacts. Perhaps to give you some insight but do you need me. Do you really need me. If within the span of fifteen seconds Devin Nunes Criticizes Criticizes Open proceedings for not being closed then criticizes closed proceedings for not being open. What is my use here? Perhaps my only uses branding so a while ago I noted that Dennis was removed from his role as acting head of the intelligence agency with with anything having to do with the Muller report because he badly bungled some tactics of trying to discredit that investigation. He was embarrassed and back. Then Trey Goudy had to take over but unlike the former representative presentative gowdy is out of Congress now. I do not think the sorting cap would deign to plays Devin. Nunes says in the House of slithering Devon Nunez is pure Dudley tersely. But the reason I bring this all up is just to demonstrate that Nunez was and continues to be discredited. And also if you watch the guy comes through very very clearly he is a nincompoop and this was my branding Devon Nunez disgraced nincompoop. Jim Jordan this guy's not honest but at least he's cogent agent speaks quickly punchy sentences at least Steph Yanic. She's not substantive but she's not just pure silliness Devon Nunez is and continues to be a disgrace nincompoop and if that is all I can add to abroad American tapestry of civic involvement than I am happy to play my role. And that's it for today's show just producer. Daniel Shroeder doesn't know who the whistle blower is doesn't even know what a whistle Liz what it does or New York Times columnist. Charles blow is or who's James Bond Villain clouds. Someone felled just producer Christina. Joseph children who think a whistle can blow she wants had a whistle tried to blow. It made no noise derive the SCHNAUZER crazy. That's weird the gist discredited nincompoop Devon the newness if he tries really hard and puts the time and works on honing his skills at making pointless arguments seem compelling. Well then I think he can ascend to Jim Jordan heights of being useful to his fellow. Republicans though inaccurate and vow that if devin nunes shows this propensity I will no longer dubbed him. Disgrace nincompoop Devon Nunez. He will become distraction. nitwits Devon newness perhaps dare to dream who predappio do Peru and thanks for listening.
"devin nunes" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"GPS was paid three point three million dollars in two thousand seventeen to continue the campaign against president trump so therefore Devon Nunez should get so the look and again that is i. We read in the request for relief. He wants compensatory damages in the amount of three point three million dollars and then travelled to tonight. that is a non sequitur that it's it's like he especially when you're talking about the Rico thing like Oh as a you you know as a citizen. You should be able to reclaim money that you look so. It sounds like he's saying they should have hired him to do this work but they went with with fusion. GPS He lost out on that contract right. I mean what what other logic would make any sense. I suppose right you you could be forgiven for thinking that. This lawsuit was put together in a logical way because they are no the the argument is fusion. GPS produced the steele dossier and was paid millions of dollars to put out a hit on president trump and other conservatives. Devon Nunez is a supporter of president trump trump and a conservative the center for Accountability Hired Fusion GPS in twenty eighteen and the the center for accountability encouraged people to file perfectly sensible ethics complaints against Dennis okay. Those are the allegation and I am not making it up waiting for the next premise that ties those altogether. I will be waiting alias Skeleton with spider webs on me the again I invite all of our listeners page twenty four starting at Paragraph Fifty six well actually page twenty-three starting at paragraph. One this definitely that Andrew says the three retaliatory ethics complaints so it it says on January twenty fifth two thousand eighteen as news of Simpson's perjury in connection with the steele dossier again. There's twenty pages of just the steele dossier is nonsense right. Okay as news was breaking. CFA acting in concert with fusion GPS Faxon and quote ethics complaints in scare quotes against plaintiff to the to the Office of Congressional ethics the purpose of defendants I ethics complaint was to threaten and intimidate plaintiff impede his communications with Conservative members of the press chill reporting a fusion GPS and Simpson's wrongdoing against Simpson that's the fusion GPS interfere with plaintiffs congressional aggressions investigation into fusion GPS steele dossier and dissuade plaintiff from making criminal referrals to the DOJ that is what he's accused the CFO of doing having its members file ethics complaints and file Foia Request Against Devon Nunez by the way Devon. You're a member of Congress. You're constituents gift to get to file ethics complaints against against your constituents to file foia requests higher. Yeah lots of Republicans are doing these days. Maybe get the hell all the rage among the party so that's the that's the argument in addition to CFA EH fusion GPS recruited additional bad actors including political political operative Liz Maher. That's the person that ran the Devin nunes is cow twitter account that he just lost the the defamation lawsuit against and encouraged entice them to participate in coordinated attacks upon plaintiff mayor works for anonymous dark money clients I it I could continue to go through but but this is the like a Beautiful Mind style peg board and string string that that Devon Nunez is demented mind has has put together Let's assume that this is true. The by the way I'm not talking about any of the ninety percent of this complaint is about the steele dossier being wrong I have said by the way I've said from in the beginning that I was highly skeptical of the steele dossier I continue to be but boys that like the over time the the steele dossier has become more plausible not less yeah. Let's let's stick with that. How do you get how do you bring a civil. Rico claim a civil rico claim like this not like this. Yes that's right well. I've already said how not to so. How do you do right before we tell people how to bring a civil rico claim? Why don't we take a quick pause here and then they can find out after that opening arguments is brought to you by Brooklyn folks. We spend a third of our life. If we're lucky in our sheets don't you want them to be insanely comfortable so when you sleep sleep well on hotel quality sheets that don't cost an arm and a leg people are loving and recommending..
"devin nunes" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"And we're back. Tell us what Devin the newness has gotten into this time yeah so devin nunes has as we predicted lost on a motion to dismiss his defamation automation lawsuit against I think all of twitter everybody who's ever made fun of him against the which a lot of people against the Deva's Nunez's cow twitter twitter account. I mean it just crazy crazy lawsuit that we previously covered on the show but devin nunes apparently has some kind of quota uh or retainer agreement with his lawyer where he can't slip below one crazy nonsensical lawsuit at a time right so there's a one to one correspondence of Nunez crazy lawsuits so he's filed a brand new one. This is a lawsuit alleging. A civil rico claim against a consumer watchdog organization that is allegedly in cahoots with fusion fusion. GPS and and it's CEO Glenn Simpson in conjunction with the steele dossier this is delightfully mad and I am so pleased that we covered on Johnson people sent it to us but yeah the the day before we recorded this is when Devin Nunes has decided that it was time to file a new lawsuit so we we know how we how we we read complaint right you you start at the Bondage Andrew Torres and say your your opinion you start at the bottom work work your way up so this is a thirty four page complaint which prestigious law firm is handling this one so this is Stephen and S Biz B. I. S. Who is the same guy who just lost on the defamation lawsuit so not not a great track record he he does not have a website his email addresses professional email address is Steven at earthlink dot net which which like Earth link is? That's like the discount. AOL from fifteen years ago right like I I I didn't know that earthlink still existed This is the live googling show. Maybe I'll google that is definitely like the kind of email all address that like your great grandfather has in which he uses to send out things that are debunked on slopes so so so yeah so that's the dude I did a quick Google search on Steven Bis because of course I did he he has no ranking from vo which is the major online ranking of attorneys and in in connection but but what does report is all disciplinary proceedings and new abyss had his licensed inste- practice law suspended in two thousand eight suspended again in two thousand and nine and then he was publicly reprimanded in two thousand ten so Let's go through that We have talked about again. I I don't know I was not able I did I did look for the Attorney Grievance Commission Proceedings Against Bis and I could not find them. that's not to say they may. They may be sealed. it may have been in you know. I don't know I could not find them. Having your license to practice suspended is a very very serious sanction he's had that twice and then the difference between a sanction in a public reprimand exactly what it sounds like a public reprimand is goes out out there and is something that potential clients can observe and say. Oh look like this guy. was you know publicly reprimanded for are you know conduct unbecoming to the Law without suspending the lawyer now. It's kind of shocking to me. If you're a two time offender the third time around that you know you would only get the reprimand but yeah but there it is the under the Virginia Code of professional ethics. It says quote quote typically in this case. The lawyers poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior and so so so they're sure lawyer and then help on the third time. You're still hoping that or I guess I guess you are sternly worded letter so so there so there we go. That's your lawyer. Then now. We look at earthlink now. In nineteen nineteen ninety-six earthlink was named Internet company of the year so that you probably this lawyer probably got dial up Internet with earthlink that he had until two thousand twelve and then everybody's like this is not how this works anymore but he still had the earthlink email and then now he probably has like the worst form of like nick DSL Internet through earthly. That's just my guess. I'm guessing you're right so we always want to say when we're speculating on the show that speculation but I'm also one hundred percent sure that's what happened. Don't take legal advice from a podcast all right so then we move our way up and and let's look at the at the Adam clause that is the request for relief and it says plaintiff wants compensatory damages in the amount of three point three million dollars. I travelled out. He writes threefold damages. I don't I've yet to meet a lawyer that doesn't call them treble damages but whatever threefold damages in the summer of nine point nine million dollars now again. I would point out that you don't get both right like if if the statute and we're about to get their provides for treble damages you get the trouble damage that you don't get trouble damage day trian reward where it's like all all of everything from the single damages. Patriot level plus two apple damage level that would be quadruple yeah punitive damages in the amount of three hundred fifty thousand dollars or the maximum amount allowed by law disgorgement of all income and profit obtained by the enterprise from as a result from or as a result of the alleged racketeering activity. Okay that tells us we got we're. GonNa have a Rico claim injunctive relief relief disillusion or reorganization of fusion. GPS AND CFO we're going to look up with cf is to prevent those defendants from engaging in wrongdoing in the future Chirp prejudgment interest postman interest attorney's fees extra expert witness fees and costs and such other relief as it's just improper okay dissolution or Reorganization Organization of Fusion GPS Company yeah what why is not involved in the so. Let's all we'll figure that out CFA is the campaign for Accountability Inc so now what we're GonNa do is since we don't know who who who these people are. We're we'RE GONNA scroll on up to the identification of the party. Section not always comes at the very front of the complaint right you will also notice this. I don't know why I guess because his lawyers two hundred years old that like there's there random sections of the complaint that are in fourteen or fifteen or sixteen point font. I've literally never seen this before. the so complaint is in sixteen point font instead of in normal twelve point like you would still using. Microsoft works six yeah the the the the intro paragraph. That says plaintiff seeks ten million dollars the nine point nine million dollars is written then super huge fought to I again. I'm just pointing out that this person is is a crackpot anyway. Let's go to the parties so first. I want the parties. There is sh I guess not surprisingly the paragraph introducing who plaintiff Devin Nunez is that should just say that the reason you identify who the plaintiff is is for jurisdiction and venue issues right and so you would say you know plaintiff as a citizen of California and he has standing because of X. This paragraph goes on for almost two pages. It points out that Devin Nunes is is the author of the Book Restoring the Republic which was published in Twenty September of two thousand ten. He was born in California. His family is of Portuguese descent having emigrated from the Azores to cal like none of that is here. I've got the pages from my memoir my autobiography that we can just based in here yeah that's literally it is pasted in from his house about House Dot Gov Nunez Dot House Dot Gov slash belt page so you wouldn't do this then it identifies who fusion. GPS is right a Delaware. LLC headquartered in Washington DC as is typical of this delightful complaint that says is so I did identifies the party which is what you do as a lawyer and then. You don't do this unless you this guy in truth fusion. GPS is a political war room for hire that specializes in dirty tricks and smears as a regular way of doing business. It's smears the opposition on behalf of its undisclosed clients by the way that's listed as a fact claim as separate from on information and belief many of fusion. GPS is clients agent. Donors are located in Virginia notice that he's he's plugged that in because you because that's a crucial allegation in order for the the court here because this is filed in the Eastern District of Virginia in order to have jurisdiction over a Foreign Corporation right you have to make allegations about that foreign business doing here LLC Not Corporation but but you have to make a allegations that that that that business entity does does business in or otherwise is subject to the jurisdiction of the state in which you're bringing this lawsuit that's the reason you have these paragraphs right so so you know it's it's he's taken real law and then larded like nonsense on top of it so all this salacious stuff about fusion. GPS and then and then we get to see fa ripe and remember CFO is the campaign for accountability and again and we can we get the same thing the CFA is a dark money partisan left-wing Five Zero One c three nonprofit organisation that uses the Freedom of Information Act Litigation and aggressive communications to target that sternly worded letters by the way to target government officials principally conservative Republicans okay then there's an additional paragraph and again this this should should be an allegation section but you know whatever this guy's has not on August first twenty nine thousand nine the daily caller revealed that CFA engaged fusion GPS as an independent contractor in two thousand eighteen eighteen and paid fusion GP nearly one hundred and forty thousand dollars for unspecified research so there you have it. We're GONNA WE'RE GONNA go back and show how this interacts with the nonsense complaint later but fats what this lawsuit is about Endeavor Nunez's demented mind which is being stoked by the daily caller he thinks because this watchdog group the Center for Accountability Hired Fusion GPS and because fusion GPS three years earlier put up the steele dossier rabble rabble rabble conservative with it. Could you know Andrew Torres. You cheap yeah that literally. It is what this lawsuit is about so now you might be lost la awful lawsuits. This absolutely could be a lot of lawsuits so then we go back down so we detoured a little bit to look at the parties we all the way back down to the bottom page thirty to work our way through the complaints and the complaints are there three different causes of Action Rico Reco conspiracy which you don't need to plead eight those separately but whatever and common-law conspiracy this a rico clean right so dumb question aw Rico was something that like a prosecutor law enforcement people would use as part of law enforcement not that a private citizen Zain would or is there some way that you can try to charge people with Rico stuff as a citizen that is a great question so rico is in fact a a a criminal statute that is eighteen. USC Section One thousand nine hundred sixty three but it also there isn't it is sometimes referred to a Civil Rico Section nineteen sixty four allows individuals visuals who are harmed by the racketeer influenced corrupt organizations by their activity to sue them privately and get their money back right and so you can understand that right like so rico was designed took MOMS yeah. I'm sorry you said get their money back. What money money did they did. He will get wh we'll get there but that's why your impulse is is the right one right like you see. Rico Rico claims being brought by the Department of Justice because they are investigating corrupt organizations. They're investigating indicating the mafia but the law was also passed to allow that to kind of proceed on multiple fronts right on the idea that hey if the mob goes after somebody somebody that has the private resources to bring separate lawsuits yeah. Hey we want them to get their money back. and be you no. We want as as many different avenues as possible to go after to go after the Mafia right fair enough. Now you did ask ask kind of the hard question. Here is what money back and I will tell you again. We're sort of skipping around in the complaint a little bit because this took me a long time a long sometime to try and Parse it out so I'm going to explain the elements of Rico in a minute but I want to answer your question which is Nunez says his actual damages are three point three million dollars the way in which he calculates this is only once in the entire complaint and it is in the summary Section paragraph seventy two says fusion..
"devin nunes" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"That's how excited I am so probably that's. That's a pointer sisters reference or was that just I wouldn't be able to tell you what it's a reverence. Do I just know that it is something and since it's probably now I'm guessing it's from the eighties you got it. Of course everybody hopefully he's keeping an eye on their email and their social media for for tickets. I act We'll see when they're all available. That's so great okay. We've got a fun show today. We've got some of it's kind of a listener question. Heavy show which is good because our listeners ask ask amazing questions but sandwiching those listener questions are sandwiching a Devon Nunez segment which is short me everything being that we've hoped for because legal genius. Devin nunes has gotten into some. I don't know something. I don't even know what I just know. There's there's there's crazy. Lawsuits and cows involved so we'll find out all about them the main segment all right but first here we go miss ms veto please answer. The question does the defense his case hold water. Now in Israel is wrong. Are you sure maybe not yourself. It's a andrew well. It's actually a combination listener question plus. Maybe Andrew was wrong. We'll see here. We here's a question from Zachary silver. I'm a three L. At Cardozo law school at the live show when discussing the Hypothetical Article Poke Ted Cruz Act Andrew mentioned that crews would be saved by the one thing. He hates most substantive due process. However Andrew said we could get that law the Poke Ted Cruz Act. If the howler monkey contingent throughout substantive due process wouldn't crews be saved by the Constitution's prohibition on bills of attained Hinder Zachary great great question great point. This was an an off the cuff joke question at the live show involving having being able to commit various you know offensive conduct in poking Ted Cruz wherever he has Zachary is exactly correct appear so it it isn't Andrew was wrong and it and it sort of paves the way for a kind of an interesting Supreme Court case so I thought we would I thought we would tackle it. Article One section nine of the United States constitution says an article one is the powers of Congress Article One section nine article. One of the constitution is is what establishes the powers of Congress section nine contains various limitations. There's like ten of them. and one of those is not. I know bill of a tender or ex post. Facto law shall be passed so what is a bill of a tinder right ability tinder is when when the legislature historically has said the the act of the legislature itself has been to say we we think you're guilty of a crime and so for whatever reason right like because you know you're politically connected or are you know for whatever reason the executive has not arranged for you to be arrested of that crime so we're going to say it in the law right and so the principle of separation of powers is the idea that Congress doesn't have the ability to to declare somebody guilty of a crime in legislative action right which makes total sense now you might be thinking but the poke okay. Ted Cruz Act just says we can run around and poke Ted Cruz right like it doesn't say Ted Cruz has committed a crime by the way I think wear gloves because I think his blood is actually chilly acidic to human. You know like it's yeah. It's like the ailing yeah. That's trying to think of what I was referencing. It's X. files. You can't so we're gloves if you'RE GONNA poke. I'm just saying we don't WANNA get up and I will point out Zachary anticipated this right. He says in the lengthier part of his answer he says generally ability tinder is a legislative declaration that an individual's guilty crime that that's what I said the the Supreme Court has said they previously struck down in a in a in a case called V. Lovett a federal law that precluded funds from being paid to specifically specifically named individuals because Congress determined that they were being quote subversive in so doing the Supreme Court held that ability tinder one specifically basically identifies the people to be punished to impose his punishment and three does so without the benefit of judicial process so unless I'm missing something. It seems pretty pretty easy that the Poke Ted Cruz Act would be a bill of painter and again Zachary absolutely correct. I thought it was worth kind of doing a little bit of a of a deep dive into a mini deep dive as it were to yeah kidding talk but it's quick it's a quick deep dive so USB love it takes us back to nineteen forty-three and there were three guys who were long standing ending civil servants their names were love it Watson and dot they worked for executive branch agencies and the the executive branch wanted to continue to employ them right was like Anna. These these guys are great they are you know career civil servants this was however wall not full blown. McCarthyism era this was is a concern in which there was a member of Congress who was blustering about the influence silence of Communists in the government and in fact and his name was congressman. Martin Dies Diaz the the house. I mean we know Joe McCarthy from from the the House Committee on un-american activities that committee was established in nineteen thirty eight and it was named after dies right dems. The initially called the dice committee. I did not know this until I started reading the cases so we all know what the House UNAMERICAN activities committee did conducted had secret investigations made lists of people and organizations who were subversives who were communists who were suspected communists and as a part of this in nineteen forty-three congressman die said that those three guys we just talked about were quote affiliates of Communist Front organizations they were quote irresponsible unrepresentative crackpot radical bureaucrats and so congressman Martin Dies Totally House here radical bureaucrat contradiction yeah. I'm thinking of the bureaucrats from Futurama now the regulations I was on the subcommittee that produced advisory report regarding the color of paper that went in that we kept it grey yeah so you know so you've got this anti-communist congressman thundering about you know subversive bureaucrats kratz infiltrating our government this worked he ordered. Congress while he instructed Congress to refuse to appropriate money money for their salaries under the executive agencies right they said Lick that they they hold a government position so we just passed a law and take away their specific salaries until they fire we we can't direct the department of the Treasury to fire these guys but we can say ah we're the congress. We have the power of the purse we control the money we can say we're not going to spend any money on the end so yeah they amaze he got an amendment passed to the appropriations bill which set quote no part of any appropriation contained in this act shall be used just to pay the compensation of and then it named those guys individually it actually named thirty nine specific people because of course it did because this was you know the pass on American. Activities Committee and even in nineteen forty-three it had already runamuck those three guys sued and they said this is a bill of attender we have been adjudicated guilty of being communists without anything remotely resembling due process and and yes of course they have cheese and at and this was a a six two decision. Justice Justice Jackson did not participate because he was busy chairing the Nuremberg trials at the time that was kind of an important to and Felix Frankfurter and justice read concur so technically it was a NATO decision but there was a concurrence that said we shouldn't address the constitutional question we can construe this law very very narrowly and by construing it narrowly we would say say that it it forbids dispersing agents of the Treasury to pay out specifically appropriated sums to compensate respondents for their services as we're GONNA if we interpret it that way then they could still get rid of Man Davis to demand that the government generally pay their salary so there's no case or controversy traversee so the those two justices said let's not wade into the murky waters of whether this constitutes of ability under the six justices joining the majority opinion waded into those waters and they said yeah look even though you tend to think and historically are are cases have said that a bill of attained her applies to a criminal conviction right to an actual crime it's pretty clear that that this this is in the same vein and of the same spirit as a as a Judicata criminal conviction. This is penalising somebody in this case saying they can't get paid without due process of law and that's because of determination that the Congress has made specifically specifically and and that determination is not within the the powers of of Congress to make so totally correct the only thing that I would say that you know that I would quibble with Zachary on a little bit was I I had initial cracked the joke at the live show that the Ted Cruz was going to be saved by liberal construction of substantive due process I will point out this is a fairly liberal reading of the bill -tainer clause right if you're Ted Cruz style originalist. I think you have a very very strong argument that bills of attained applied only to Congress saying saying you are guilty of this crime and be punished so I I was it would also be prohibited under bills of attained are but but Ted Cruz would also be hoist by his own petard shortages of petard to that is voice. Ted Cruz cruise the host Ted Cruz petard act that we can we can pass. Did you know I I always thought hoist sounded like a petard. It was gonna be like some sort of spear. That like was hoisted upon you that turns out now. Is it some sort of like explosive. I think right do you do you know I. I have no idea what a petard is so okay well everybody. I just like saying something like that so that when I'm wrong everybody can yell at me but no I'm pretty. I always thought like it sounded did like you know yes. It's all whatever it is. Is All old English Weird Gobbly Gook Hoist by your own petard but it's to me. A hoisting sounds like I'm going to host you with this spear speer or something you know doesn't it but no. I don't think it is if if only we could you know summon Shakespeare Shakespeare to explain it meant by that phrase. Do we ever know live googling policy on the show. I can't remember Google Google Google away. Yeah petard is a small bomb used to blow in doors and breach walls. They go so if you come voiced waist by it. I saw it on host. Is I learned two things in this segment then. That's what I love about. This show. Thanks Thomas hoisted wasted means blown up weird they go. I I'm just I look. I'm contributing knowledge to yeah absolutely absolutely so anyway. There's no shortage of petard. 's that Ted Cruz can be hoisted upon or by. I guess it'd be hoist by so so there there you go so you know so it's interesting in in in the in the Lovett decision right you can see the court kind of wrestling with this idea of loose constructivism constructivism right so their their argument is this is really like Congress invent because being subversive was not a crime right that that that was the the primary argument that the House on American Activities Committee was making in response and you could see the Supreme Court and again Dan boy. I wish we had a supreme court like this today going well. It seems crazy to say that like yes saying writing a bill that says Thomas Smith committed burglary and therefore shall be arrested is bad but the idea that you would say Thomas..
Nunes to send 8 criminal referrals to DOJ over Trump-Russia probe
"Republican congressman Devin Nunes plans to send eight criminal referrals to the attorney. General this coming week that focuses on the origin of the Trump Russia investigation. USA's? Rick Vincent reports newness tells Fox News five lame specific people in crimes three deal with conspiracy misleading congress, obstruction and classified leaks. This is kind of a strange situation where you have McCarthyism like new McCarthyism that birds'd with Watergate wannabes. You had unbelievable leaks. That occurred across all of our government. You had all sorts of reporters ninety percent of the press essentially was was in on this. It started by dirtying up he presidential candidate. And that it went onto dirtying up a president newness as the ranking member of the house intelligence
"devin nunes" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist
"Into her back. And Devin Nunes is back in the headlines. He is suing his mom. Okay. I missed right now. I guess I didn't do enough research on the story. He's suing Twitter for two hundred and fifty dollar joined four hundred million. Okay. That makes sense. Yes magazine. Right. Because he thinks that Twitter was artificially holding him down and up always tweeting 'cause he got shadow band. Yeah. Yeah. He said he claims, which is the most like sensible part of his suit the other parts of a suit are like people were mean to me on Twitter. People tweeted at my mom. So here's the thing. He's suing Twitter. And then he's suing to anonymous Twitter users at Devin, Nunes, mom and at Devon's Cal. Then my Cal political consultant here name's Liz Maher, who's a Republican political consultant for like all these accounts and this woman lives married, he's suing them for defamation and then accusing Twitter of shadow bathing him and other conservatives, and then he just seemed like all this is just the beginning. I am suing so many people a lot of people are like this is just a stunt because let's be real this isn't gonna hold up like it's either there's person to sue Twitter. Right. Exactly. And also for defamation. You think people like it has to pass the first thing where people have would be like, oh, this is at Devon Nunez. Mom is actually at Devon Nunez. Mom who says he has her face. And when you read the impersonating, my mother, MRs a dead on impression of my mother. There is no way. Right. And so it goes on more specifically he's saying that Twitter quote intended to generate and proliferate false and defamatory statements about him and influence, the midterms was trying to intimidate him during his investigations, blah, blah, blah. Everyone's just sort of laughing it off now like when you really look at some of the things, right? It's really absurd. Like, Devin, Nunes, mom or Devon Cal care member. One of the anonymous accounts hosted like a medium like a human centipede with Putin at the at the top then Trump than Devin newness. And he was like, oh, this is this is defamatory to like, are you actually y'all hooked up in a weird, medical experiment like that? Then he points. There's like points to tweets like from at Devon Cal. Sadly, it's hanging out on the dairy in Iowa looking for the little treasonous cow poke is the is the bio of Devon Cal, which has forty five thousand followers and another one says Devon's boots. Are full of manure. Oh, boy, God, you might go to jail, sir. And other ones might report that his boots are full of this other one he's utterly worthless. And it's pasture time to move him to prison. Alright deserves being sued that's bad. So these people are not got it. So it was moved. Does that change anything still terrible? Yeah. Okay. Lazy pun? So he's going on. You know, saying we got we have to figure out who's behind these accounts because like pretending to be my mother and my cat, and he says because quote, the corruption of American democracy and society by intentional falsehoods fraud and defamation must stop. So I'm so glad that the handle. At Devin Nunes, mom is making it into a court. No. But in the actual criminal complaint in the lawsuit says the identity of those behind these Twitter accounts as a matter of great public concern..
"devin nunes" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist
"And we're back and Devin Nunes is back in the headlines. He is suing his mom. No, I missed right now. I guess I didn't do enough research on the story. He's suing Twitter for two hundred and fifty dollar. Join fifty. Okay. That makes sense. Yes. Like magazine, right. Because he thinks that Twitter was artificially holding him down. And. Yup. Always tweeting shadow band. Yeah. Yeah. He said he claims, which is the most like sensible part of his suit the other parts of his suit are like people were mean to me on Twitter. People tweeted at my mom. So here's the thing. He's suing Twitter. And then he's suing to anonymous Twitter users at Devon Nunez. Mom and at Devon's Cal. Then my Cal. I'm not political consultant here name's Liz Maher, who's a Republican political consultant for like all these accounts in this woman lives Maher, he's suing them for defamation and then accusing Twitter of shadow banning him and other conservatives, and then he's just saying like all this is just the beginning. I am suing so many people a lot of people are like this is just a stunt because let's be real this isn't gonna hold up like it's either person to sue Twitter. Right. Exactly. And also for defamation. You think people like it has to pass the first thing where people would be like, oh, this is at Devon Nunez. Mom is actually at Devon Nunez. Mom who says he has her face. And when you read the impersonating, my mother, a dead on impression of my mother. There is no way. And so it goes on more. Specifically, he's saying that Twitter quote intended to generate and proliferate falls into Amatori statements about him and influence, the midterms was trying to intimidate him during his investigations, blah, blah, blah. Everyone's just sort of laughing it off now like when you really look at some of the things, right? It's really absurd. Like, Devin, Nunes, mom or Devon cow care member. One of the anonymous accounts hosted like a name of like a human centipede with Putin at the that the top then Trump endeavor Nunez. And he was like, oh, this is this is defamatory. They like, are you actually y'all hooked up in a weird medical experiment like that? Then he points. There's like points to tweets like from at Devon Cal. Sadly, it's hanging out on the dairy in Iowa looking for the little treasonous cow. Pope is is the bio of Devon Cal, which has forty five thousand followers and another one says Devon's boots are. Full of manure, oh, boy, God, you might go to jail, sir. And other ones might report that his boots are full of this other one he's utterly worthless. And it's pasture time to move him to prison deserves being sued. That's bad. So these people are anonymous, right? Got it. So is moon does that change anything still terribly lazy? So he's going on. You know, saying we got we have to figure out who's behind these accounts because like pretending to be my mother and my cat, and he says because quote, the corruption of American democracy and society by intentional falsehoods fraud and defamation must stop. So I'm so glad that the handle. At Devin Nunes, mommy's making it into a court. No. But in the actual criminal on the complaint in the lawsuit says the identity of those behind these Twitter accounts as a matter of great public concern. Whether the accounts are controlled by wealthy Democrats, the Democratic National Committee and opposition research firm, such as fusion GPS. Oh, he's trying to say this trying to connect to this deal. Does the DNC is not this good at Twitter. It's definitely not then. And then then says or quote, though, Russians or quote, the Chinese with quote, I don't know why it's quoted or some other foreign government or non governmental organisation the corruption at anyway goes on blah, blah, blah..
"devin nunes" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"But then you'd have to live in Caucausian builders at six eight. Okay. M C O. Surpreme court backing president once again, the president's view on immigration in a five to four ruling. High court said the government may detained without a hearing your legal immigrants long after they've served sentences for the crimes in other words, illegals who served the Senate since could get arrested just as soon as they walk out of jail by the feds case before the court was centered on two men one who was convicted of marijuana possession. In those six other convicted of a drug charge in two thousand eight eleven and a federal judge blocking the Trump administration for moving forward with their transgender military band that ruling in US district court comes couple of days after the Pentagon announced that they had planned to put the policy in effect on the twelfth of April. And yesterday, we told you that Republican congressman Devin Nunes is suing Twitter and several. Users for two hundred fifty million dollars or what he claims is a bias against conservatives. Guess what president agrees president said yesterday? He believes there is a form of political discrimination on social media platforms and added something needs to be done because there is collusion between the social media companies and Democrats that might be the one time of every five hundred at the president uses the word collusion and says there is collusion because every time every time other than that. It's no collusion. Hey, look who's coming to Woodstock..
Kyle Busch ties Petty's record with 200th career NASCAR win
"Congressman Republican Devin Nunes suing Twitter for alleged anti conservative bias, the congressman filing a forty page lawsuit against Twitter in Virginia state court Twitter dot commenting on the case.
Congressman Slaps Twitter with $250M Lawsuit for Conservative Bias
"In other news, California, congressman Republican Devin Nunes suing Twitter for alleged anti conservative bias, the congressman filing a forty page lawsuit against Twitter in Virginia state court Twitter dot commenting on the case.
White House digs in on border wall demand, risking shutdown
"News the standoff over a government shutdown continues as the deadline for a budget deal approaches by the end of the week senators must agree to a continuing resolution to keep government running. But GOP Representative Devin Nunes said on FOX's Sunday morning futures. He feels the numbers don't favor success every Republican all fifty-one. All right. We still need sixty votes in the Senate to end the shutdown but democratic Senator Amy klobuchar is more optimistic saying on CBS face the nation. She thinks it can be averted people on both sides of the aisle that want to find common ground. I think that's possible. But the way that they're acting is not furthering the attempt. President Trump says he trigger a shutdown if a southern border wall is fully
Top GOP senator says he's hopeful a shutdown can be avoided
"Over a government shutdown continues as the deadline for a budget deal approaches by the end of the week senators must degree to a continuing resolution to keep government running. But GOP Representative Devin Nunes said on FOX's Sunday morning futures. He fears the numbers don't favor success every Republican all fifty-one. All right. We still need sixty votes in the Senate to end the shutdown but democratic Senator Amy klobuchar is more optimistic saying on CBS face the nation. She thinks it can be averted people on both sides of the aisle that want to find common ground. I think that's possible that the way that they're acting is not furthering the attempt. President Trump says he trigger a shutdown if a southern border wall
Supreme Court poised to rule on Trump travel ban, other cases
"Either you don't have a sales tax or the internet sales tax that you put on his greater than the sales tax that you tax brick and mortars can that be viewed as a violation of the commerce clause at that point because you're trying to create an unfair advantage in your state by having lowered a sales taxes on brick and mortar then you have from the majority of internet sales that comes from out of state and and the and the fact is i have more questions on this look on a day like today i have to say that said you know this is just we're putting an unfair position there's just too much news today because i i've gone over you know the the decision and i'm still not sure of about ten different things and so i still have questions and it's like okay i'm not to look to some great legal minds out there because in a lot of these supreme court decisions they do leave a lot of questions open you know the direct constitutionality of something you know we talked about the other day the the wisconsin case in the maryland case and and what they might address on those cases and what they what they didn't address the that that's that's fairly i guess common on on bigger things in terms of the constitutionality of something so for instance there are ten cases right now left for the the highest court to issue opinions on they've gotta do that by the by while away from today friday of next week ends their session so there is they have put it on the calendar actually for later this morning friday morning at ten am eastern for the possibility of opinions to be issued there and there there will be a couple of days at least next week monday for certain but maybe another day or two where they issue opinions and get all of those opinions on those the remaining ten cases out they did four cases today and and they've got tend to go so the one we're waiting for one of them that were waiting for an anxious to see is how they will decide on the the the us worse away case and that being the travel ban case where will they go on that will be will be a just kind of a what they call a narrow no decision that really doesn't deal with the the grand scope of constitutionality and and in this case the the place that a setting a precedent in terms of the place that a court or the courts have in in making a decision on in this case national defense on the travel ban temporary traveling you know so a lot of those cases they don't actually go that far to determine the constitutionality of something often they do so it thursday was a really wild day i mean it was just i i it's it's ramping up i mean it's it's just like being in this this this this blender with so many things being thrown in all the time you know we when we used to do talk radio it used to be okay this is the one issue of the day and now and now it's it's ten different issues with fifty different pages of legal documents for each issue which you're trying to parse through so our whole our whole point is piteous and feel sad for us because we're being treated unfairly or sunday well and very quickly we got a lot of things to talk about today the life of charles krauthammer we'll get to that here in a little bit whereas devin nunes says what the starbucks ceo actually said when he talked about closing down one hundred and fifty stores in the next year and where those stores are going to be either going to be mostly in blue areas and they wish to develop an expanding red areas interesting for starbucks pair that with jimmy fallon vanity fair interview where he just basically was saying he was fed up and and really just i mean if you listen if you listen to his words if you read his words i guess as i did at the by the end of it is like you know everybody calm down get a life for the tussling of the hair of of trump.
"devin nunes" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Walmart jumped out went to carjack somebody else said carjack me take this he's a concealed carry guy pulls it out bam bam your dad's grocery yourself how about that russia probe documents they love a probe in this town it's a funny town full of psychopaths and they love a good probe they especially love and ever expanding probe so devon nunez and trey goudy and the speaker of the house you know him paul ryan had a meeting with department of justice fbi officials on friday afternoon friday evening where they were told in no uncertain terms you will hand over what we have demanded this coming week or we will use every power the congress has to pull your pants off and chase you down the street i just depending they didn't really threaten that but something like that devin nunes was asked about this the chairman of the house permanent select committee on intelligence was on the television yesterday talking about the justice department and their need to comply with the demands of congress all the subpoenas is supposed to be complied with this week now i'm not sure i my confidence level is extremely low that the oj and fbi are going to comply i don't have a lot of confidence however it was good that the speaker of the house was there along with the other two committee chairman to make sure that the fbi j know that they've been put on notice that we're not gonna take no for an answer anymore and that's the subpoenas will be complied with or the house will have to take other measures well other measures that other measures it all sounds so milk toasts doesn't it look you send some capital cops over there with a battering ram smashed down the front door the justice department grab some sob pull them out in cuffs and make sure that there are cameras there.
Giuliani lays out conditions for Trump interview with Mueller
"Of the officers with not be shared more than eleven hundred people are at that facility president trump's attorney wants the russia investigation investigated i'm tom foty trump attorney rudy giuliani was back on the sunday broadcast circuit insisting president states did nothing wrong he was not involved with russians they can investigate from here to timbuktu and they're not gonna find a darn thing that on face the nation on cnn state of the union giuliani went a step further i believe at the mullet investigation should be investigated here's reason being remember you got a bunch of odd things that lead to the appointment of of bob bob mueller that is his appointment of direct result of president trump's firing of fbi director james comey with the president's former campaign chairman now in virginia jail and awaiting trials on multiple criminal charges mr trump's very public lawyer insists the president has issued no pardons in this investigation the president is not an issue in this investigation and my advice to him you know as long as i'm his lawyer is not to do it but that doesn't mean ever when it's over hey hayes the president of the united states he retains his pardon power nobody's taking that away from him rudy giuliani they are on cnn state of the union tom foty cbs news washington d ranking member of the house intelligence committee is raising some questions about possible bias against his party in the fbi's new york field office speaking on nbc's meet the press congressman adam schiff says he's deeply disturbed at house intelligence committee chair devon nunez received classified information about hillary clinton's emails from fbi field agents if this was shared by new york field agents with ever nunez was it also shared rudy giuliani war devin nunes do something which we have seen subsequently which is coordinate with the trump team.
"devin nunes" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"That's what has to be learned by the american people you had the house freedom caucus they were my encouraging the president to just get this thing dot declassified this get it all out let all that information out to the american people can know the truth that was yeah that's the other big story that came out yesterday was a house freedom caucus devin nunes at the department of justice keep in mind what's going on here so devin nunes at the department of justice yesterday another meeting again try and we haven't heard we don't know what what kind of progress there might be last week friday when they were there they they issued a joint statement tray gouty and devon nunez and they said it was a very productive meeting and they look forward to this week's meeting and so if you look at the timeline of the two major stories that are that have been leaked to the media over the last two weeks or weaken a day a week ago tuesday you had the the big meeting about again devin nunes getting access to the department of justice on that same day that leak that leaked story gets to the washington post and then yesterday devin newness at the department of justice again we have no idea what what came of that meeting what was done if it was productive but you had this story leaked to the new york times you can't convince me that that was a coincidence this sounds like someone or a group of people at the department of justice or at the fbi that right now is scrambling they are afraid they're trying to get ahead of this they're trying to disarm this by using the friendly media that's what they're trying to do and that's exactly what kimberley strassel is pointing out only she said in her column believe it was late last was late last week she said this is just scratching the surface right of what happened right more coming up eight six six ninety redeye anc secretary sonny perdue acknowledged what he called legitimate anxiety over trade deals like nafta looks not as optimistic regarding the nafta renewal right now is did why does he have this opinion i think it's more of a workload issue we got engaged with china over some trade issues and i think bashar life hazards had his hands full.
"devin nunes" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"Guy who is on the chairman of the ops intelligence committee devin nunes means devin nunes we'll just call them from now he came out and he said this he said we've now seen how this thing got started and there was nothing that got it started in other words it was just sort of started out of thin air this is cut number two now this is really important to us because they counterintelligence investigation uses the tools of our intelligence services that are not supposed to be used on american citizens we've long wanted to know what intelligence did you have that actually led to this investigation what we've found now after the investigators reviewed it is that in fact there was no intelligence now to hear that there's no intelligence on our government is not going to strike anybody's surprised but there was no intelligence to to launch an investigation into an american presidential campaign so right they were essentially tapping the trump campaign with no intelligence to back them up that's what devin nunes is is saying here and then sumit's think so who knows about that well one guy who knows about is andrew mccabe and andrew mccabe the the inspector general has just referred andrew mccabe to possible criminal prosecution for his dishonesty about the leaks that he gave to the wall street journal so you start to think well is mccabe gonna start to talk about this this is something that could really be happening and then finally after a year a year of trying to get these memos the james komi memo's remember james komi never did this with brock obama but when when trump took office he started saying notes about his.
Rex Tillerson, Mike Pompeo and Devin Nunes discussed on Greg Garrison
"Level on the go i'm kirk darling here's what's trending at twelve thirty nothing but good things to say from president trump about rex tillerson after firing ms secretary of state i very much appreciate his commitment that is and i wish you well the relationship between the two was said to be ten cia director mike pompeo was tabbed to replace tillerson house intelligence committee chairman devin nunes says there was no collusion between the trump campaign and russia we interviewed over many dozens of witnesses many people right around the president almost nearly everybody who is involved all of them have testified under oath that they had no contact with the russians he says the committee is ending its investigation into russian meddling much to the dismay of democrats on the committee who are likely to come out with a much different reported their own sometime today i'm curt darling on the level on the go on twitter at ninetythree wibc and wibc dot com tony cats great to.
"devin nunes" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Billy give us the details of the democratic a memo though it's heavily redacted what does it say well the democrat ignoble tackle two of the key thurston county previous republican memo that boost permission by devin nunes as one that the other than be uh unverified dodgy a put together uh partly with the funding of hillary clinton presidential campaign and the democrat national committee was used almost extensively uh almost entirely by the fbi to get uh uh fight the judge a warrant from a uh a judge to get a surveillance of eight trump uh a former trump campaign aide the the other key assertion was that judge was never told the democrats help paid for this thing uh in both cases the democratic memo challenges those a search news uh hillary clinton and the democrats were never specifically mentioned in the fis application by the fbi but the political uh origins of the funding was mentioned in a putting out and uh the democrats also say there are other pieces of information we have to i use the matt application beyond the tough get a judge to issue a war i want to know where this is going because it sounds almost like a he said he said sort of back and forth you've got one fourpage memo another ten page with footnotes and a a really great thorough fact check on the bloomberg terminal that you were responsible for but where does this wind up what is the purpose of this at this point does it actually help glen distraction from the actual work of this house intelligence committee that's supposed to be looking into russian interference in potential coolidge collusion uh it really has nothing to do with the main topic and topics that the committee is looking into uh democrats say this is a uh uh the distraction by devin nunes some republicans away from the topic kevin nunez and his colleagues in say the democrats uh are turning a blind eye towards the abuses that may have led to the the roots of the russian investigation in the first place that fbi abuses and therefore potentially contaminating are tainting any work that special counsel pa rum bob moller's doing now uh the upshot this house intelligence committee is in shambles and its investigation no one should expect anything but for minority and majority records staffer come out of this committee.
"devin nunes" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"As the gatien or the deputy attorney general quoted is is the congress is legitimate function of oversight to make sure that the fis a process is being used correctly and that if it wasn't being used correctly that needs to come to light and people need to be held accountable so that we do not have problems in the in again because this does in fact our civil liberties binding and they're just playing politics that i think they're looking for a political distractions what i'd get out of that look the tax cuts for working tax reform is working of work we've got isis on the run things are going well economic conference as i said is it a seventeen year high i think they would love nothing more than to play politics and changes subject a devin nunes is shepherd through a reauthorization of 702 which the foreign terrorist born surveillance law so he's focusing on keeping our country safe focus on national secu i think what they're trying to do is is sidetracking with some political game it's important that we scrub these memos for ernie sources and methods that could reveal national security or compromise national security that scrubbing has taken place now the fbi objects to the released by white house officials say president trump will clear the way for its publication president trump tweeting just minutes ago the top leadership and investigators of the fbi and the justice department have politicized the sacred investigative process in favor of democrats and against republicans something which would have been unthinkable just a short time ago a rank and file are great people so the president chiming in just the minutes ago on that.
"devin nunes" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Turkey julian sanchez and suspense or ackerman thank you both joining me coming up even in his hometown newspaper is now calling him trump stooge just what is the deal with devin nunes but first and i thing one tonight's highest thing one thing to in history next singh won tonight we think we pretty much settled the question about whether donald trump adlib ally during his first state of the union address if you missed it check out the video on facebook but here's what trump made up on the spot while addressing the nation votes here tonight is one leader in the effort to defend our trench homeland security investigation special agent celestino martinez he goes by dga and cj state colmey other one so we'll call you cj goes by dj enzi j or the president was just lying which isn't that unusual because this president law has all the time including today his new bald faced embarrassing lie about his state of the union at thing to in sixty seconds and remember the very first day of this presidency when president trump instructed his press secretary to lie to the american people this was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration period both in person and around the globe a year later trump arguably the most powerful men in the world is still obsessed with his audience size tweeting today thank you for all the nice compliment some reviews of the state of the union speech forty five point six million people watched the highest number in history that is false of course is absolutely not the highest number of viewers history if you compare viewership for the first day of the union address delivered but a last four presidents bush had the most viewers of fifty one million than obama 48million than clinton with forty five point eight million and then trump ranking last with forty five point six million that's right all of these presidents had more stated the union viewers than trump although there was one trump superfan who really really seemed to enjoy the speech.