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"elliot williams" Discussed on Consider This from NPR
"It's time now for our weekly conversation about ways to explore the washington region. It's called get out there. I'm joined by arts and culture reporter. Elliot williams and breaking news editor lorrie mccue. Welcome to the both of you. Hey folks then. We do have some gorgeous days of weather ahead. I'd like it to get a little cooler but still it's going to be nice which means it might be a good weekend to skip the museum and check out some outdoor art around town elliott. Let's start with you. What areas of outdoor art should people be checking out. So it's the final weekend of dc walls. That's the mural festival that you might have previously known. As the powell festival murless from all over the world come together and create outdoor art in spots around town. There are maps online that can download. So you can make your own self guided tour okay. That sounds interesting lori. Let's talk about more kind of permanent spaces. In terms of outdoor art. Many folks have likely visited released. Heard of the national gallery of art sculpture garden or any other museums working on outdoor spaces after you stroll around the beautiful national gallery of art sculpture garden that we all know You can see art on the building of the herschel museum itself so starting on saturday there's going to be a painting basically wrapped around that cylindrical museum that we all know the work is called. Draw the curtain. It's by artist. Nicholas party and it kind of looks like several huge faces. Sort of peeking out from behind a curtain. And it's all around the building and it's it's a little bit of a double meaning because the museum is currently undergoing renovations. So it's kinda like the museum is hiding what it's working on and peaking out a little bit very cool. Okay elliott you. Already mentioned mural festivals. There are other numerous murals to look at all around town. You got to check out a new mural celebrating the city this week. Tell us about it. I was just at an event. Tuesday and shaw at chuck brown way where city officials from the department of public works and the commission on arts and humanities were unveiling one of the new murals pieces this particular one is by khaliq crosby. It's located on the corner of seventh and florida across from the metro. Pcs store where you know you might recall. The dc movement started just two years ago it highlights go music's roots in this city specifically it has a young teenager. You know playing on a empty bucket shouting out the way that many bands started so check out dot com for more pictures and information on that mural. There are also ten other murals. Dc works across the city from artists. Like a nikon adelphia. And candice taylor taylor. For example painted a beautiful mural at the busboys and poets in anacostia celebrating natural hairstyles for black and brown women. That is very cool. Great city needs create murals. So that is important okay. Let's look ahead more. Generally to the weekend. Laurie what are you going to be doing. Hispanic heritage month kicks off this weekend. And i just saw that lakos asia the latin american food hall near union market. They're kicking off a month of really cool looking programming. There's a film festival starting next weekend On saturday there's going to be guatemalan cultural festival with coffee and jewelry and other cool stuff. There's gonna be a clothing drive to support latin american immigrants and families who are in need and lots of other really need events and learning opportunities. So i'm looking forward to digging into that events calendar very cool okay elliott. Let's switch to you. what about you. The annual each street festival is scheduled for saturday. There's obviously some concern about the far right rally coming to the capitol grounds on the same day. The washington post reported. That staffers from mayor browsers office were checking in with businesses on h street to prepare them for the busy weekend and just let them know what they should be on alert. For in the festival's main director anwar salim told us the festival will go on as planned so prepare for eleven blocks of tents. Businesses aren't vendors music food and just general fun on age street. Elliot williams is our arts and cultural reporter. Laurie mccue is our breaking news editor. You can find additional coverage of arts and culture on our website w. amu dot org mdc dot com elliott and lori. Thank you thank you thanks. Everybody thanks for joining us for. Consider this from npr. Listen again next time. And we'll make sense of the major stories happening in the washington region and elsewhere in your world. I'm jonathan wilson..
"elliot williams" Discussed on Consider This from NPR
"Time now for our weekly conversation about ways to explore the washington region. It's called get out there. I'm joined by arts and culture reporter elliot williams and breaking news editor lori. Mccue welcome to the both of you. Hey everybody hey folks so it is back to school season. It is also a great time to join local. fitness classes. Craft workshops cooking demonstrations elliot. What are some options. We should know about if you want to try. Yoga now is the perfect time. There are plenty of outdoor classes for anyone who wants to stretch in some of this refreshing september air getting district flow. Yoga hosts classes at the wharf. Every tuesday thursday and sunday. And the i twenty five guests get a complimentary heart. Seltzer cantina bambina on thursday evenings to go along with the workout. Of course i've also seen other teachers offering outdoor classes one on sunday morning at the yards park and another on a beautiful terrace at the historic carlisle house in old town alexandria. I'm also still on my bike craze. Since i just started writing again. I recommend classes from the washington area bicyclist association. They've got classes for adults and children. The group's classes and community rights take place on multiple dates at parks throughout dc maryland and virginia and a session comes with the bike in the helmet for anyone who needs it so there are options for just about any writer. Okay that all sounds fun. Are there any more opportunities to get outside in this gorgeous weather. I'm thinking maybe gardening. I guess they went opportunity. That i am trying to take advantage of As we enter the fall season is just checking up more of our local gardens many of which offer classes. I'm thinking of one this weekend at the upshur community garden that's being held by slow food. Dc which is a local organization that promotes sustainable food. And this saturday. They're going to have a session with lots of experts on hand. Who will show you how to start and maintain your fall and winter garden since as we all know. We're headed into the season of like pumpkins and apples and autumn squash. And all that good stuff and you know for more experienced gardeners out there Maybe they are currently harvesting all of their summer peppers. There's cultivate the city which has a whole course this weekend. All about making hot sauce Understanding the flavor profile of different peppers for example Making your sauce shelf stable. And you'll even go home with a bottle of hot sauce and also if you make your own hot sauce. I would love to try some. What about arts and crafts elliot. What is out there for aspiring artisans. I have seen a number of classes that fall into this category. Actually shop made in. Dc is hosting a watercolor hand lettering workshop on saturday at their new georgetown location and interestingly a number of art classes involved drinking that i've seen there's a b. y. o. b. drunken doormat painting workshop at the sc workshop which is a diy events. Venue in prince george's county. That's happening tonight as well as saturday afternoon. And there's another byu ob event at the same location friday and sunday. This one is all about candle. Making lots look forward to this weekend and the diy space and the space. Okay that that all sounds cool guys. Let's look ahead to the weekend. Were generally laurie. What are you getting up to while adams morgan day is on sunday. Last year's event was virtual due to the pandemic but This year it's back. There's going to be some musical performances. And i hear there's a tour all about the neighborhoods history that i'm really excited to check out. There's drag queen story time a little mini book festival which sounds so cool and of course as you know my favorite thing in the world which is like a little shopping area with lots of vendors selling homemade goods so I know i'll be there this weekend. Elliot what about you. I'm not gonna lie. I'm pretty big into nineties. Classics and nine thirty clubs doing there. No scrubs nineties dance. Party on friday. If you're into salt and pepper biggie. The backstreet boys and the spice girls. Let's go dancing together this friday. That sounds great. Elliot williams is our arts and culture reporter. Laura mccue is our breaking news editor. You can find additional coverage of arts and culture on our website w. a. m. u. dot org and dot com elliott and laurie. Thanks thank you thanks. Everybody and thank you for joining us for. Consider this from npr. Listen again next time. And we'll make sense of the major stories happening in the washington region and elsewhere in your world. I'm john wilson..
"elliot williams" Discussed on Consider This from NPR
"As we do each week we look at. What's going on around the region in our arts feature. Get out there breaking news editor lori. Mccue and arts and culture reporter. Elliot williams joined me folks. There is a lot going on this summer. Venues are reopening events are back on at least for now including i hear some more outdoor theater than usual right elliott. That's right jonathan Lots of those productions out there are for kids about fifty minutes from dc and only maryland imagination stage is being on a production called paper dreams. It's a lively dance based piece about two friends who live inside a waste paper basket and get into all sorts of adventures. Very family friendly This show is free and runs weekend mornings from this saturday. Through august fifteenth another series of running through september tenth is called fairy tales in the sun by adventure theater and glen echo it features two one act plays by local playwrights lyra yang and michelle lynch both shows will be held outdoors and a large field right next to the theater so these are theaters. That are sort of expanding their offerings to the outdoors and we should mention that outdoor theatre might be something more folks are interested in this summer since as we know the pandemic certainly is not over yet that is certainly a good reminder to still stay. Vigilant okay laurie. What about outdoor music and other kinds of shows. Well one big annual event that i know a lot of families look forward to is opera in the outfield which is exactly what it sounds like the washington national opera every year they stream it production at nationals park and the event is totally free and this year they're doing rossini's cinderella which kids should enjoy. I hear that there's a bit of a twist on the original tale that we all know It will be an italian. It is an opera after all but it has english subtitles which is good news. This year show is on august. Twenty eighth for folks who are interested. Okay elliot what about some of the bigger venues out there. If you want to see some outdoor theater this summer i mean. Who's calendar. Should i keep an eye on is the biggest venue in the area. That's open for outdoor shows is of course wolf trap. National park is run by the national park service and i just learned. It's the only national park in the. Us specifically dedicated to the performing arts. The northern virginia venue is back open. And it's putting on opera ballet orchestra pop and rb performance in its lean center. It's this massive seven thousand seat amphitheater with a gorgeous backdrop of hiking trails in the woods and nature So it's kinda hard to avoid the performing arts when there's an awesome venue like that in the area opening up yet. I'm a northern virginia. Native wolf trap really is treasurer. Okay looking ahead more. Generally to the weekend. Laurie what you're gonna be doing. Well it is a day that ends in y which means that it's ice cream season for me and over at yards park in dc. A couple of really great ice cream spots are giving out free scoops this weekend. That's jenny's ice cream and ice cream. Jubilee that one is local to dc. All you have to do is take and post a photo of yourself with this big ice cream themed installation that the neighborhood is putting out over near those ice cream shops and the event is going on on saturday and sunday and you have to be one of the first one hundred people to post the photo each day which just means morning ice cream which sounds pretty great to me. All right elliot. How about you. I'm looking to get outside and stay outside. I'm headed out to the sandy spring museum in maryland every friday. The community focused museum hosts an outdoor beer and wine garden with live music tomorrow a folk and blues group. The bill bigger band will perform in my favorite local brewery. True respite will be providing the beer. Very cool all right elliot. Williams is our arts and culture reporter. Laurie mccue is our breaking news editor. You can find additional coverage of arts and culture on our website w. a. m. u. dot org and at s. dot com elliott and lori. Thank you thank you. Thanks folks thanks for joining us for consider this from npr. And w am you listen again next time and we'll make sense of the major stories happening in the washington region and elsewhere in your world. I'm rachel courteous. And jonathan wilson..
"elliot williams" Discussed on Coronavirus Daily
"Earth day. Was this week. And that means there are a lot of ways. Folks in our region are trying to spend their weekends celebrating the earth. I spoke with reporter. Elliot williams in dc is editor lori. Mchugh about how people can do just that one major festival at all. Look forward to this time of year. Is the living earth festival. What can folks expect from that this year. yes so. This event is hosted by the national museum of the american indian which is hosting a ton of virtual programming through sunday. Participants can watch film screenings cooking demonstrations and panel discussions these presentations focus on agricultural trends. Business innovation and sustainability within native communities. It's free which is great and definitely worth checking out laurie. How about for people who want to incorporate some more earth friendly practices into their weekend. Are there any recommendations. Well one thing. I'm always trying to do is get more plants in my home. Well correction plants. That i can actually keep alive. I want those in my house if that also applies to you Two events that might be able to help us out this weekend. I is the slow food. Dc plants swap. Basically you bring in plants that either don't thrive in your home or maybe that you just don't love anymore and you pick up some new ones while you're there That's taking place at three stars brewery this weekend so there will be plenty of beer to celebrate your new Family members as well. And if you're looking for you know more activities and things to do The group fem. Atoll dc is putting on an earth fest in lafayette park on saturday They'll be swapping seedlings as well and also gardening supplies. You know if you wanna get your gardens started. And they're going to be crafts for kids and adults one of them. I hear is going to be a giant art project. That's going to use up cycled materials. I hear crocheting is involved. So if you're crocheter and you want to celebrate her birthday that one's for you very cool. elliott earth. Day is also a day when folks like to give back. Maybe make our landscape a nice place to live or nicer place to live. Are there any volunteering opportunities out there. That people should know about their sure are one. I'm looking at is a clean up happening in anacostia park on sunday. The group that's hosting it is called district cleanups. It's meeting up at the roller skating. Could billion in splitting up into socially distanced teams to pick up trash along the riverbank all day all right. Let's look forward to the weekend more. Generally laurie what are you going to be getting up to well. as usual. i have Some local theater news. So simon godwin. He's the artistic director of shakespeare theater. Here in dc. He directed this production of romeo and juliet for london's national theatre it stars. Josh o'connor he just played prince charles on the crown And jessie buckley who was just in one of my favorite movies of last year. It's called. I'm thinking of ending things. So this romeo and juliet is a televised play. It's premiering on pbs. This weekend and shakespeare theater is throwing a little virtual pre. Show party to celebrate I'm always looking forward to checking out new local theater. So i'm excited very cool. Jessie buckley also ensure noble by the way. Hbo mini series. She was awesome in that. Okay ellie what about you. Yeah everyone knows. I'm a fan of stand up comedy. This group called dc science comedy is hosting a virtual comedy show called for what it's earth on saturday and play on words. Great judah friedlander from thirty rock. He's just one of the guests that will be doing. Stand up the host per promise that the show will be both informative and hotter than earth's global record for the past ten years. So sounds like something. you'll get some laughs from ansa. Yeah that's pretty hot of all right. Elliot williams is a staff writer at dc s lori. Mchugh is an editor at dc. You can find additional coverage of arts and culture on our website w. a. m. u. dot org aunt at dc dot com elliott and laurie. Thanks as always thank you thank you. Well i'm going to go do some of those things. Thanks for joining us for. Consider this from npr. Listen again next time. And we'll make sense of the major stories happening in the washington region and elsewhere in your world. I'm rachel courteous. And i'm wilson..
A Forgotten African American Burial Site Could Be Hidden In Washington DC
"Over the past century. Archaeologists and town residents have unearthed dozens of human remains on the thirty three hundred block of street northwest. Experts have spent years trying to identify the origins of the remains. And they told dc ists. Elliot williams they may belong to a forgotten african american burial site. It's a quiet historic street in georgetown on one side. There's volta park a slice of recreational heaven with a pool tennis courts and a jungle gym on the other. A row of million dollar townhomes from the late nineteenth century beneath those homes. Residents archaeologists have found countless skulls jaws ribs and skeletons from bodies buried ages ago. One q street resident. Diana scholl calls a day in two thousand twelve when she noticed something odd at her next door neighbor's house digging a pool and i came home and the police were there and they have found remains the dc. His story preservation office says burials. Like this are quite common on q street. Evidence is growing that this block was the site of a pre civil war. Burial ground for free and enslaved residents men says she loved to know the identities behind the barrels but she also has renovation plans of her own. I'd also love to build a pool or say you know. I don't like what's the protocol know that you've already got a half a body. She's not the only one with questions. Reuther coli the city's official archaeologist has been excavating backyards and basements on q street for nearly fifteen years she and a team of researchers are looking for answers on who might be buried there so q street is unusual for in so many ways. It is very hard to do research on this earlier time period in georgetown because when it was found it was part of maryland. In most cases the city is called on the smithsonian to help analyze store the bodies remains belonging to at least twenty eight individuals are currently sitting and smithsonian lab waiting to be fully studied only seven have been analyzed so far and all of them appear to be of african descent the law and just ville an anthropologist at american university is studying the bodies as part of his dissertation the pandemic has slowed down his research but he says the q. Street burials are crucial to understanding by history in dc. How do we identify these the sentence when there was mass. Push out about relatives from from georgetown. Old newspaper clipping show that victims of cholera pandemic of eighteen. Thirty two were buried in unknown locations. Georgetown justin ville says it's possible. Some of these victims often low wage laborers could have been buried in mass graves on q street. Some residents even believed the burials could be evidence of georgetown's involvement in the underground railroad. I think site Whether or not it's at nap with jerry. Lawler cemetery and or both. I think it's only the starting point for this network of Taking of the black geography. Georgetown if he will once the lab reopens just unveiled plans to hit the ground running and he has the city's full support. It may have taken a longtime for this project. Come up and for everyone to get on board but oh my goodness it's it's time it's come. Congress recently introduced the african american burial grounds network. Act a bill that would direct funding and research toward burial grounds like the one in georgetown. If passed the legislation will help protect historic black graveyards from time development and decay. Perhaps it will help. Uncover some of the mysteries on q street
"elliot williams" Discussed on The 3-1 Collapse
"And it's not perfect but it's what had to happen in order to increase the confidence of the american people in Vaccine i'd i do see the benefit of giving politicians defecting. Everyone said continuous of government. You want to keep these people safe. So they can legislate in either jobs to run the country as best as possible. However i think aside from the president vice president. I think a lot of these politicians. If you're younger person you should wait your turn in a lot of you know. Most of them are old anyway. So i think if you didn't even ira type. Politicians allow them was still fought to tourist front of the line to begin with because a lot of them have immuno-compromised conditions to a of older age. And things like that so even if you didn't prioritize they will still have the vaccine initially and there's the argument going at like. Maybe those are people to get it. I think a lot of people already kind of skeptical of holidays anyway. So i think them given the best thing i this show that it's safe. It's there's a benefit that people are still skeptical so why sometimes they don't even trust anyway so i don't think it will change the opinion too much in additionally. I think that if you don't prioritize politician it can go more vaccines than go towards like frontline. Workers people older asian immuno-compromised Conditions that also need to get the best thing i they don't catch the disease Viruses going on and it's gonna take a long time the vaccinate everybody. You wanna have the frontline workers in the doctors and healthcare workers. Get that first. They can be protected so they can care for people that catch it while people are still trying to get vaccinated cameras. Point of government officials already being shady individuals and untrustworthy. So then getting the vaccine probably wouldn't inspire public confidence in the first place or yeah that's true but then how would it look if they don't get the vaccine and then even less people than are already planned to get the vaccine yet and then we're locked down for another two years because our congress in our our officials don't get the vaccine because only thirty percent of the public it because they see the government officials be has to take it no. I think it's not like our government it's not like i don't know what type of government officials are taking it but to see the ones on the biggest stages regardless of whether they took the took the virus seriously from getting seeing Ensign rubio a lot of people who probably follow line Politicians are probably hesitant about getting the vaccine so if nothing else it will help inspire those people. And i'd rather them skip the line to get millions of people to take the vaccine than being locked out for another two years in. Have the virus constantly ramping rampaged through our through our society because nobody wants to get immunized. Josh you bring up a good point in fact yesterday. Thank god guy by the name of elliot williams Cnn legal analyst of wrote an op. Ed on cnn explaining why amid the surface level confusion mike pence receiving the vaccine or one of the beautiful in the first brisk people to receive. The vaccine is a good thing and essentially beco- the same points he that he made it instills public confidence in especially his camp. You know the trump supporters the people who are out there saying you know this they're still saying covert is a hoax. Even after even after their leader trump in pence contracted the virus. So i think it is huge for optics to have pence Deb pence a be one of the first people to receive the vaccine especially given the collective opinions of a lot of their supporters. In a point that everyone touchdown you know politicians receiving the vaccine yet. So important. I think really i. I don't think every politician should get the vaccine. I should jump the line to get the vaccine on. I think really. The people in presidential succession should receive the vaccine. I've no issue with trump. i don't think it in. i don't think he will get it But i've no issue trumping off the vaccine with Off at the vaccine with a nancy pelosi is third in line. Being offered vaccine taking it actually a followed by cabinet members including mike pompeo as secretary of state. But should we have been sas Relatively young a republican senator from nebraska received the vaccine. If he's offered it should he be offered in the first place. You know i dance for that. I'm a little a unsure of by. Do you think we should have the people in line for the presidency to receive the vaccine. I want to go off the whole public perception of the vaccine point on. I don't think mike pence getting the vaccine is gonna half as much of a fact as donald trump getting the vaccine. And i say that because white pants does not the man that they are supporting in voting for and have all their chips on the table for donald trump. If you get in front of live cameras and you get a needle in the arm you will be making a much bigger difference than a historical anti vaccine like mike pence. Would i mean. I think it'll make a little bit of a difference. But i think if donald trump were to get in front of cameras and take the vaccine you're gonna see a huge boost public confidence specifically in the people who were doubting the vaccine in the first place. I actually did not think of that. Is like that point You're absolutely right. I mean pence was never as bombastically outspoken. Against a the science of covid He was more quiet about a he was against it. He was against the science ironically because he was the chair of the task force but he was not as bombastic about it as a trump. So i think that's actually a very true point. Very valid point kaelin. What are your thoughts on that on the public perception portion. I do think like trump's acceptance of the vaccine guests will make a difference by also would argue that him prioritizing others over himself will also make a difference to me. I know he's using it for other reasons but if he went out there and said oh i'm going gonna take the vaccine. I because i want as many going to people that will help us get rid of this virus estimates possible. I think that would make a big difference to dislike. Ilhan omar did when she refused to take the vaccine early because she decided she said there's not enough to go around. We prioritise those. Who need it the most in. That's that kind of messaging will also have a positive impact. Even though you're not taking the vaccine showing that you care about they make you. Serve is most important and ill. I think it will also establish trust in the vaccine regardless. If you actually go on live television take it. I think you're right because you know in a way it's saying yes. I would take it if we have enough. But because you don't have enough. I'm healthy i'm gonna give it to you. Know x y z. People who actually need it The josh interesting point in. I understand that point but at the same time omar. I'm trump on only beginning to doses of vaccine that essentially saved two lives now but if they were to take your dose.
"elliot williams" Discussed on Coronavirus Daily
"Ooh. We. Know you've probably gotten used to hearing us and the local segments of consider this. But. Today were handing over the microphones to a couple of our colleagues to talk about their reporting on homelessness in C. Hey Jenny Hey. Eliot. Welcome. Hey thanks Rachel I'm jenny gas right from W. Amu and I'm Elliot Williams from deceased. Elliot the Pandemic has hit people experiencing homelessness in DC really hard more than six thousand people in DC are sleeping on the streets or in shelters, and during the pandemic hundreds of people. In DC, shelters tested positive for the virus twenty one people in the homeless service system have died, and in addition to the challenges that people in shelters face with the coronavirus things look really different for people who live on the streets to or in homeless encampments. And this is all something we saw firsthand recently when we took a walk together from noma to downtown right. The people that we met said, they struggled to get access to healthcare clean places to use the restroom and safe places to sleep at night. The usual places like public libraries have been closed or they have added restrictions on visiting and as locals have been stuck inside, there have been far fewer people passing by to offer help or money. I was really struck by just how much income some people experiencing homelessness have lost during this time and. One woman in particular Mama, Jay was really able to quantify that for us. She's been living on the street and no Ma Sense two, thousand twelve and before the pandemic Mama Jay said, a lot of people would be walking by and she formed relationships with those people would give her money and food. But since a lot of office workers aren't going into work anymore she's lost more than half her income Philip I went from maybe. Two, hundred a week. To, maybe one of a month. And she did say that some people are still being really generous. She had one day for example, where three different people gave her a one hundred dollar gift cards. But the consistency really isn't there anymore for her we met four people that day is there a particular story we heard that really resonates with you. I think all remember a lot from our conversation with Willie Bird, and we met him outside a large mench homeless shelter at Second Street northwest, and he was really open and honest with us about the fact that he's struggling with addiction. and. He also has an experienced. That's really common among people who are experiencing homelessness. He was recently incarcerated and he's had trouble securing housing upon his release. So really bird does have shelter, but he's also facing a lot of administrative hurdles like dealing with insurance and different government agencies and I feel like that really came up as a common theme our interviews to I heard something similar from for Dita. Taylor who mentioned that she's been trying to get a photo ID, which is crucial forgetting housing employment, medical care, of course but because of the pandemic, her appointment at the DMV is next year until February. And to be fair, DC government is aware of some of these challenges that on House people face right right DC rented out hotel rooms and secured leases. So People Experiencing homelessness could quarantine at the beginning of the pandemic advocates say that opportunity for the elderly and medically vulnerable to preemptively quarantine has been really great but there are not enough rooms for everyone who's experiencing homelessness to get one. Yeah, and to just add onto that health experts predict our region might see an increase in corona virus cases as the weather gets colder and so that means that people who are experiencing homelessness are going to continue to fight to battles right the struggle to stay warm in the winter but also the increased risk of coronavirus virus. What are the things that you really heard from people about planning for winter? Yeah one woman named Joanne was in Mcpherson Square with her small dog When we met her and she said that as it gets colder, she might have to pack up and head to Florida. Mama J in Noma also talked about the winter months ahead. Being out here because the wind getting colder instead of warmer and I'm getting older instead of younger I think hearing that from Mama J brings up some of the really big questions that we should be asking bike. First of all, why do we accept that on any given night? Some of our neighbors are just going to be homeless what are the barriers and administrative delays? Here. And is there any new urgency among people in power given that we now have a public health crisis of virus on top of the existing Public Health Crisis of Homelessness Jenny those are great questions and one thing I'm also left with is the hope that these people had most people we spoke to mentioned having faith that they would make it through this. No matter what. You can read more about the people we talked with on DC DOT COM. And you can listen to the story at W. A. M. U. Dot Org. Thanks for joining us for consider this from NPR. Listen again, next time, and we'll make sense of the major stories happening in the Washington region and elsewhere in your world I'm Elliot, Williams and Jenny Jaffrey..
"elliot williams" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA
"House speaker Nancy Pelosi is under fire today for refusing to send the articles of impeachment to the U. S. than at a GOP senator Lindsey Graham is now calling the decision unconstitutional she's taking a wrecking ball of the constitution this is the latest in a series of constitutional train wrecks orchestrated by Nancy Pelosi during the impeachment process the president was not allowed to have counsel present during the Intel committee you cannot call witnesses on his behalf he could not confront his accuser and now that he's been charged with two articles of impeachment Nancy Pelosi is denying the president his stay in the court in the Senate and she's actually trying to tell Mitch McConnell how to run the Senate she's trampling on the separation of powers here with me now Elliot Williams former counsel to senator sherry Democrat and a CNN legal analyst Ellie get the CEO of course senator Lindsey Graham has been in Congress a really long time what he just said is that right that it's unconstitutional for pelo see to take in this amount of time they only impeach them the president what four days ago now and is it unconstitutional that she is abusing her powers well on your first point he has been a Congress a long time so long that is largely changed his tune on impeachment he if you remember was one of the impeachment managers that engaged president Bill Clinton and so you know let's take a lot of this with a grain of salt and a lot of this has the political theater that we seen whenever one of these things comes up now a quick number the nineteen seventies schoolhouse rock quick little lesson about how these things work bill start can start in the house like any legislation they get passed in the move over to the Senate right but they could die in my house it's not automatic and impeachment to some extent is like that the house passed articles of impeachment but they don't necessarily have to send them over to the Senate now obviously the speaker has an enormous political pressure it an incentive to do so and eventually I think she should or perhaps even well but very the idea that the mere fact that the house is past articles of impeachment does not mean that they automatically have to go over to the Senate and senator Gramm knows that I think again a lot of this is political theater and a lot of this is pointing fingers you know there might be an objective to simply confuse people about it because you know it be he and house speaker policy would probably go toe to toe you know on knowing the rules and and knowing you know the sequence of events that are supposed to happen and they both you know would be able to compare their notes on that so so let's switch gears a little bit if I could then on you know these newly released you know emails from a White House official and unofficial with and if the Michael Duffy and and did highlights the sequence of the withholding of aid to Ukraine as a result of the phone call between the the two presidents United States and and Ukraine and then so there's like a ninety minute gap apparently after the phone call was made and and then suddenly you know the withholding of a so is this the ammunition now for Democrats to make their case that they want to hear from witnesses in a Senate trial if indeed there is a Senate trial yeah absolutely its ammunition so a few things about it number one these are heavily redacted emails and we should be careful without the full context of one the second we don't know you don't know I don't know I'm not at the same time under the best of circumstances what these email show is that our brains are questions about the process that happened in the White House at a minimum and a maximum of the show's corroboration of what we saw over weeks and weeks of testimony what we start through house articles impeachment which is ultimately that the president conditioned foreign aid on the opening investigations and what this is you know lawyers call circumstantial evidence it's a group that helps fill in the gaps that that would make it abundantly clear that there was a direct tie between the action taken by and being on the office of management budget and the president and the holding withholding about eight so add to any pressure now up being exerted on the Senate Majority Leader yes absolutely so Michael Duffy is the individual whose emails were in question here and this is one of the people here call that senator Chuck Schumer the Senate minority leader specifically asked to have come in and testify so this week this raises are elevates the volume around the calls for Duffy to testify and frankly it compounds the fact that in the house a number of people from the White House can I give the president just never came to testify in in France frankly the president was arguing there was an article impeachment for obstruction of Congress on the basis of not sending people like Michael Duffy to testify so absolutely the fact that we now have emails for him makes the case even clearer that he ought to come and and speak to the Senate our alley at Williams thank you so much I had a holiday T. R. happy holidays to you come again and we'll be right back copyright the Jewish distillery all of which he's a rage landed an agent again it's the reason which is so extraordinarily smooth you double H. for extras no we don't we don't kiss and tell clear any one of us they come in with things they're gonna run out with different the AJ coming with things and for me to with the from billions of mount billion the problem your gums bleeding gums painful flossing their address for you there Brett.
"elliot williams" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Offering a plea deal to New England Patriots owner, Robert Kraft and others who are charged in that prostitution case. This tides the recent stings in a number of massage parlors there the offer I standard diversion program to those first time offenders CNN. Reporter Rosa Flores talked to Mark O'Mara who's the CNN legal analysts and also an attorney here in Florida who's this? This is fairly routine a fairly routinely called a deferred prosecution agreement, and he says that this is probably the best that craft can get because he would include no jail time, no conviction. And no affirmative, please immediate reaction to this and attorney not involved in this case what he told CNN this week. We've been hearing a lot about what sort of wealthy white collar defendants and the. Justice. They get and even if that's not play here. Even if that's not what's going on. It just doesn't smell good to the public as Elliot Williams to CNN. There has been no comment yet from lawyers for craft President Trump and the rose garden with Brazil's leader earlier questions on Venezuela. The crisis there, Mr. Trump says all options are on the table, including military intervention. If you living you can either you have either early voted on this or might be voting today. If you care, it's the Marta referendum question that could reshape the transportation landscape in our metro area. The polls close on this at seven o'clock results to come right here on WSB this evening. What broke ground today up eighty-five in commerce being called the largest economic development deal in Georgia since the Kia plant opened in West Point a decade ago battery a Korean company says they're gonna plan what point seven billion dollars investment to create this plan to make batteries powering electric cars expect to expand to invest up a five billion over the next decade. That's gonna to two thousand new jobs to star channel two action. News reporter Steve Bach. WSB news time three thirty two. We remember the three little pigs.
"elliot williams" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"And that was that William bar was not asked if he believes he could credibly explain to the American people why he did not recuse himself after Justice department officials recommend that he recused himself. If that happens Senator Amy klobuchar pressed William bar on what line a president would have to cross to be guilty of obstruction of Justice. The president persuading a person to commit perjury would be obstruction. Is that right? Yes. Okay. Or any well, you know, any person who persuades another? Okay. You also said that a president or any person convincing a witness to change testimony would be obstruction is that right? Yes. Okay. And on page two you said that a president deliberately impairing, the integrity or availability of evidence would be an instruction is that. Correct. Okay. And so what if a president told the witness not to cooperate with an investigation or hinted at a pardon? I'd have to know the specific. I'd have to know the specific. Okay. And you wrote on page one that if a president knowingly destroys our altars Avidan that would be obstruction. Yes. Okay. So what if a president drafted misleading statement to conceal the purpose of a meeting with that be obstruction going? You know, I'd have to know the I'd have to know the specifics. After a break. We have analysis of today's confirmation hearing from two experts, Elliot Williams, former Justice department official and Lisa grabs. Former consul to the Senate Judiciary committee. In my opinion, if he attempts if a president attempts to intervene in a matter that he has a stake in to to protect himself that should I be looked at as a breach of his constitutional duties during our discussion now, Elliot Williams, former deputy assistant attorney general for the department of Justice, he worked on the Senate confirmation of attorney general, Loretta Lynch, and deputy attorney general Sally Yates, also at Lisa grabs formative council for nominations for the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary committee and Lisa an Elliott. You've been on the opposite sides of this process Elliott with the nominee Lisa on the side, grilling the nominee. A let me start with Elliott who's been there with the nominee your reaction to what you saw today. And what what what do the supporters of the Mahler investigation have to feel good about what do they have to worry about at the end of this? Testimony. We'll look Lawrence. If you've liked Matthew Whitaker, you're going to love William bar. But now because all of the matters that are of importance to the molar investigation on the question of whether he would rely on the opinions of of career attorneys at the Justice department. He didn't give answers skilled attorneys, and he's a very skilled attorneys spend.
"elliot williams" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"To career attorneys. He needs to give clear answers, given all of the problems and all of the questions that have arisen does far we should all sort of be alarmed based on his writings and his conduct this far. Yeah. The twenty page mail sent to DOJ I wanna play this clip. 'cause it's amazing. We've been through here before Elliot Richardson gets brought before the Senate to be confirmed examination basically has to pledge. He's going to keep the special prosecutor Archibald Cox, take listen. Cox won't have full independence is far as I'm concerned he has been given or will be given on his appointment fall authority to investigate all aspects of the Watergate case itself and other related matters. Is that a template? Absolutely. But here I think it's a two part tempt light. Because of the way the special counsel statute is now structured one is will he be allowed to finish his investigation into all areas, including the area of obstruction which has expressed skepticism on and then second part is does the memo in full come out because that is now going to be in the hands of built bar. I really can't imagine a universe in which the beverages sits there in a box. No, he could decide to release only certain right hearts in it. He could decide to release only a summary of it. I mean, they're ways he could cut the corners off. There's also Elliott the question of southern district of New York, right? I mean, there's not just one inquiry into the president southern district of New York has already brought charges in a plea from the president's lawyer. Who says the president directed him to commit a crime? Right. Absolutely. And there are decisions that are going to be made at main Justice sort of the headquarters of the Justice department that are going to be touching all of these investigations in the southern district in elsewhere. And the question is once again, four bar, what is your role apartment, your how do you envision your role with respect to these? And not just generally. Well, I will behave in the manner that other assist other attorneys. General have you know, he sort of if you read his comments he sort of tries to blunt that criticism saying, well, you know, I'm just a simple sixty eight year old country lawyer, and I'm just here to do a job. When in reality, we need pretty clear answers as to how he's going to handle all of these investigations. And I think you play that Richardson quotas striking because we're in a different era now where we seem to let nominees get away with not really answering questions. Yeah. And it's just not unaffected way to vet people in the manner that the American people deserve that point about ROY is that is definitely going to be the way they're going to try to coach him through. This maybe real Elliot Williams. Thank you, both for joining Trump shut down and the Trump wall nothing to do with law and order, the ethnic nationalist motives of Steve king, Pat Buchanan, the president next..
"elliot williams" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Special counsel, Robert Muller's long anticipated report is expected to be released as soon as next month and the person who will decide what we the public actually get to see from the report is the attorney general tomorrow after more than two months with an acting AG of dubious constitutional legitimacy. The Senate will finally hold confirmation hearings for an official attorney general William bar who's trying to get ahead of anticipation questions about Muller by saying his prepared opening statement released today, quote, I believe it is vitally important that the special counsel be allowed to complete investigation. And I believe it is very important the public in congress be informed of the results of the special couples work. I'm joined now by me Rocca MSNBC legal analyst from federal prosecutor in the southern district of New York and Elliot Williams. Former deputy assistant attorney general for legislative affairs at DOJ under President Obama. Maybe how how important do you think this line of question is going to be in the hearing hugely important, and it's like. When someone's a supreme court nominee, and they say they're asked about Roe v. Wade they say, it's binding precedent. He's going to give a sort of standard answer of I think the public should see he's already said, it should see the results of Muller's work. It's not enough to just take that answer on face value. They need to get underneath that. What does that mean? That's not a clear statement see the results that doesn't mean I'm going to release the report in its entirety in its unclassified form. And that is what he should commit to. That's the pledge. You would like to see. Absolutely. What do you think it? Absolutely. He needs to make clear not just you just going to let it go out to its completion. But what will you do with respect to the investigation? So for instance, Matthew Whitaker was on the record saying he was committed to a starving the investigation of its funding and so on and bar needs to be read those statements, and he needs to make a quick to either disavow them.
"elliot williams" Discussed on AM Joy
"Trust Corporation, which oversaw the dissolution of bankruptcy, savings and loans? Concocted a referral? What was called a criminal referral about Bill and Hillary Clinton in an attempt to influence, the nineteen Ninety-two election and sent this pestered FBI agents and the Little Rock US attorney about this for a while. She became very notorious or name was Jean Louis, but. This found its way to Washington. The FBI and the US attorney Little Rock thought this was nonsense, which it was this an early version of whitewater, but found its way to Washington and to the desk of William bar and bar in October nineteen ninety two weeks before the election ordered the Little Rock FBI office to create I basically concoct a criminal investigation of the Clintons by October sixteenth. This enraged, the US attorney their Republican very honorable Republican Chuck banks who sent a letter to the FBI saying I won't participate in this. I won't have anything to do with this. This is a violation of the most basic principles of the Justice department. And if anybody from the press asks me about this, which inevitably will happen if you do this. I will send them to the attorney general William bar because this is coming out of his office. This information it was in your first book. This was hunting. Because this is information that inferior should be asked about this. So I would think somebody on the Senate Judiciary committee should ask him whether given his past record of partisan conduct as attorney general, which was supposedly very sweetie clean. But was not would he do the same thing. Again, is he the same basically partisan hack that he showed himself to be in nineteen Ninety-two. Right. Because all of this information is on the public record. This is in the reports of the Senate Whitewater committee the letter from Chuck banks is in that report with that's how we found it for our book. This this. These are questions that are Bs for that. For for all, I know there is video tape of some of the testimony of other officials were volved in this who testify before the whitewater committee, but certainly it's all on the public. Flip the time line there. Of course, he was involved in ending the Iran contra pro in which suburb her book right to. Yes. So he's loved in that. And then he turns around and sort of foments an investigation just before the election of George. Walker was wrecked. That's what he tried, sir. He tried to do that. Luckily, professionals in the FBI and in the US attorney's office in Little Rock put the KYW Bosch on it. They stopped that not because he didn't try not be fascinating. Hopefully, this will get asked about at those hearings. Joe coniston? Thank you very much. Thank you will watch. And see if that is part of the inquiry, Barbara mcquade and Elliot Williams. Thank you, both very much and next up the national security threat caused by the Trump shutdown..
"elliot williams" Discussed on AM Joy
"I was gonna fire regardless of records room p made a recommendation. He's highly respected very, very smart guy. The Democrats like them the Republicans like him he made a recommendation, but regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire knowing there was no time to do. And in fact, when I decided to just do it. I said to myself, I said, you know, this rusher thing with Trump and Russia is a made up story. It's good morning and welcome to AM joy. Let's go back Shelley to may twenty seventeen. Donald Trump had only been in office for five months and had just fired FBI director, James Komi. The official reason for the firing was comas handling of the Hilary Clinton Email investigation. But Trump couldn't manage to stick to the official line as you just heard he told NBC's Lester Holt that the firing was. About the Russia thing. Now almost two years later. We know that that interview caught the attention of the FBI, which according to a bombshell report in the New York Times opened a counter intelligence investigation prompting this sentence in the New York Times report, which I am quite confident has never been uttered about an American president quote in the days after President Trump fired James Komi as the FBI director law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president's behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests slip that sink in for a minute. The time sites two instances that led them to open this investigation, the aforementioned interview with lesser whole and the uncensored draft of a letter that Trump won. Added to send to Comi about his firing in which he again mentioned the Russian investigation a draft that special counsel? Robert Muller has according to a September twenty seven twenty seventeen report in the New York Times. Now Muller took over the counter intelligence investigation into Trump. He has it and it's unclear whether it's still ongoing, but regardless let's be clear. This is completely separate from the Russia investigation that was opened in twenty-six teen which was about Russia's interference in our election to help elect Trump this counterintelligence and criminal investigation was open to scrutinize the conduct of the sitting president of the United States while he's in office. Let's bring in our mega panel to break. This all down air hawk a former State Department. Senior adviser Rick Wilson, Republican media strategist, and author of everything Trump touches dies. Former US attorney Barbara mcquade. Wait, David Kay, Johnston, author of it's even worse than you think. Elliot williams. Former deputy assistant attorney general Malcolm Nance, author of the plot to destroy democracy. MSNBC legal analyst Benjamin Witty's and joining by phone former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank fig Lucy, and I'm going to start with you Frank on the phone. Thank you so much for calling in and talk to us this morning. So many things about this are extrordinary to me. The most extraordinary is that we had we had come to think over these low these two and a half years that there were two investigations that were going on one of them into what we kind of broadly, call Russia gate, Russia's interference in our election. Another into obstruction of Justice, which was thought to be firing of Komi. And whether it was impeding. The pro what's extrordinary here is that and I'm gonna go to been with his after I go to you is the two might might be the same thing that you have the FBI which. Was reluctant to get involved during the election now investigating whether a sitting president of the United States was an ongoing Russian asset. Just give us your broad thoughts on this on this new reporting. Sure. Joy, thanks for having the I think is particularly even for career counterintelligence professionals who always kind of in the back of their minds think there's an outside possibility that someone could rise to high office. She might really be playing for another team to see this in writing here. This report. Accurate, say that Bill actually opened a case on Donald J Trump is is really hitting like getting the American people in the gut. So from a professional side we have to understand what does what is needs..
"elliot williams" Discussed on AM Joy
"Jonathan the other thing that keeps coming up is low is so far. I people have been charged by Muller with lying. These are all Trump operatives on almost all of the lies are about Russia. And the reason that should be frightening for every American is because if these five people know that Trump is lying about Russians them Russians know it to which means that the president of the United States is compromised by Russia. You know, it's interesting to to me here is. Especially in the Coen filings. You've got the Muller filing. Which is he's been helpful. He's been great. And then you've got the southern district of New York filing. Which is he's a bomb. He liar cheat. Are they playing good cop bad cop thing here? Do you think? Sorry do. Well, I think they're playing their respective roles and their acquitting themselves as they should in terms of their various positions in the investigations. Meaning they're really not the one thing. I would say I don't read them as inconsistent because what what the US attorney's office saying is he walked in here. He's a career criminal, and he's a lawyer who's a career criminal matters a lot when we think about sentencing, and he's a career criminal who's a lawyer who walked in and both face lied in our faces and out now went out to Monis. And then went out and said, oh, and by the way, I should be treated better than ex. So. So they none of that was what all of that is perfectly considered in the context of sentencing, but they agreed with Robert Muller because what they say is after that first session where he both face lied to us about the Trump Maskao towered communications. And that he then we feel was very honest and forthcoming, and so I think what they're saying is we get an agree with the fact that he has been helpful what we are saying though, for purposes of sentencing on the crimes that he committed that we have charged him with he has been bad actor, and the other thing that is out is jumps out on these things is that Cohen was communicating with the White House. Are you familiar with the term woodshed wouldn't shedding witness? Where do you need to know? What it what it needs is? Somebody who is getting ready to testify that lawyer is saying, oh, isn't it? True that on Tuesday, you did this and the person goes. That's what I did on Tuesday. I just wanna be sure I don't wanna put words in your mouth. But if on Tuesday, you did this on Wednesday if you did that, and it's a way of manipulating a witness without saying, hey, look say you did this on Tuesday. Right. Right. That's would shedding witness. So what is Cohen doing? He's taking his testimony into the White House on thinking about saying this what is their response. And there are teases in this document that something was going on there, and it should not have been. So I see I get I get it from what I understand the president is awake and tweeting. Oh, yes. Yes. He is awake. And he is tweeting his tweet this is a collusion illusion. If there's no there's no smoking gun here at this late date after all that we have gone through after millions have been spent we have no Russian collusion, there is nothing impeachable here at Geraldo. He's quoting. Her although time for the witch hunt in look anyone breathing reading these documents three documents released yesterday. Plus, the Michael Flynn documents, which we have all forgotten about it seems the president is wrong. Paul butler. The president is wrong. Right. This is a witch hunt. It's extraordinarily successful. Because Robert a whole lot of witches administration. Yeah. Real quick, David. There are three points of collusion that we know of ready. The Trump organization through cone secretly colluded with Putin's office to advance a business deal. Trump's top campaign advisers, including Manafort, and son and Kushner met with a Russian emissary who was there. Plot right to help Trump there's collusion there. And then throughout the campaign after being told the Russians were doing this Trump got out there and said, nothing's happening. He colluded with the Russian disinformation campaign three points of collusion without anything else. And with that collusion, we got witches, but we gotta go sit yet by Paul and David all we'll be back with me, Elliot Williams. Thank you very much for coming in. Up next, Lordy. Lordy. Jim testifying again..
"elliot williams" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"But also Jason I mean, he is the father birtherism, the president made his political bones got his start in American political life really in this nation on that conspiracy theory. That's right. And he has fueled a lot of the far-right theories conspiracy theories he's written twenty books in two thousand four he is always reminding people of that twenty bucks since two thousand four yes, that's a lot of books. So so, of course, and the other thing about Corsi to me is that the Lynch pin and all of this. I mean, we think about you've got to one side a criminal conspiracy. There's been established an indictments by Robert Muller on the Russian side. You got a question about did anyone the American side were they party that criminal conspiracy? And the person that seems the most likely to end up in the next this is Roger stone's. Well, he is the American who in that GRU indictment. They refer to an American who was in communication with WikiLeaks. So we know Roger stone. On was tweeting at tweeting with WikiLeaks. We don't know if he actually got advanced knowledge, John Podesta's emails are coming now stones defenses. Hey, Julian Assange went on television in June two thousand sixteen and told the world that he had damaging emails emails that would damage Hillary Clinton guest bright, which is also the drum corps sea line. Correct. But he says is that he'll fellas over there. He looked at the July dump of DNC emails notice that there were very few Podesta emails, and he figured out. That's got to be the Tober surprise. That's what he continues. Tell me Coursey author of twenty books. You know, don't put anything past Scheckter. Thank you very much for the broader implications of today's developments on MSNBC legal analysts, maybe Rocca former federal prosecutor in New York southern district, Elliot Williams. Former deputy assistant attorney general the Justice department in the Obama administration. So let me start. So there's all this kind of speculation that sort of swirling around about the Muller team kind of worrying back to life right there. Sort of period where they were quiet because of the election. There's the core see stuff what I guess sort of procedural question is like when would they choose to indict people do they have to wait until certain dates could there be sealed indictments like what do we know about that? So the answer is there's there's no formula. Really? I mean, they're going to indict people one when they have the necessary evidence. So one thing I think people have to keep in mind, and it's so easy to lose sight of in this environment is because of the great reporting that we got from all of you. We learned so much through the media. But what we learned in the media may not be provable evidence that someone can put in court, and this is really important point because molar is not going to charge people. You know, Trump is going to come out with his version of the facts Giuliani's already said that Muller's version of the facts is going to be as close to the truth is you can get because it's going to be based on evidence admissible in court, and that's a very high standard. And I think people forget that. Oh, well, we. Already know this that Roger stone knew about the, but but how you prove that is a very different thing. And that's something. I hope people can keep in mind. So I think one when they have the evidence and to my hunch is that he's not going to indict one personal loan. But he's going to indict a group of people. And so it may be that he's still working on building assuming anyone's going to be indicted. But it seems that the signs point that way that he's working on indicting a group of people together for similar conduct. Yeah. I mean, we can say there are two people who have said on the.
"elliot williams" Discussed on AM Joy
"So I think that he was making a calculation there that the friction between him and the president was just too much for him to endure. But of course, Ryan's Priebus was kind of an 'institutionalised establishment figure who was there to encourage sessions to stay because I think he saw the political peril that would come if he did end up resigning. There would be questions about whether he resigned, perhaps because he had a conflict of interest and the molar investigation because there was a potential danger there. But of course, he ended up staying. And now I think what we're seeing is the president is actually trying to push him to resign so that he doesn't have to go ahead and fire him and endure that kind of political firestorm. Especially before the midterms. I don't think that. Obsessions is in any kind of danger. Of course before the midterms. I don't think that the president would would go as far as to kind of blow up the Republican party in that way. It would just creat mass panic and the same kind of goes for for Rosenstein. I don't think that he would make any move, especially because now Republicans are are salivating at the thought of getting Rosenstein before congress to testify under oath about and kind of make a public spectacle of him about whether or not he actually did try to rally supporters for the twenty fifth amendment to wire the president to record him surreptitiously. So I think Republicans now are really eager to get him before them to tell them what he what he actually didn't. Of course, they've already said that they're going to subpoena the anti McKay memos. So this is something that he's not going to Rosenstein. He's not going to fire sessions for the midterms because this is a big opportunity for congress. Yup. I would think that the moment the two of them were fired. They'd be witnesses in the new congress. It's Democrats or. Charge. Elliot Williams tasha, Tron Frank. Thank you very much and.
"elliot williams" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"So as I said, part of what this whole thing stems from recusals decision, which was the exercise of sound legal judgment. And I think that what what that does is makes attorneys who are doing their jobs, trying to exercise judgment, feel that the president now is. After them, it's it's. It's like an indictment of them of sorts for doing their jobs because at the end of the day, yes, Jeff, such as a political appointee, but he's been criticized not for stepping beyond the bounds. Now you can disagree with the Powell's ended, and certainly I would raise policy disagreements with Jeff Sessions. But if the question is the exercise of his duties as an attorney, I think that necessarily calls into question what the president thinks or believes about the men and women. One hundred thirteen thousand one hundred eighteen thousand men and women at the Justice department. All right, me Rocca and Elliot Williams. Thank you both nephews. The long list of Trump scandals unfolding in plain sight, including the horrifically disastrous response to the hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico, which we now know left nearly three thousand Americans debt. What is your? What is your death count? As of this moment? Seventeen. Sixteen sixteen people certified sixteen people versus in the thousands. You can be very proud of all of your people. All of our people working together sixteen versus literally thousands of people. Remember that list. We told you about last night. The one being circulated by Republicans, previewing investigations, Democrats launch. If they take over the house, it's a very long list which was no doubt intended to strike fear into the heart of Republicans, but which actually just reads as a list of things that -absolutely should be investigated. If features, broad categories like family separation policy and come to think of it at this very moment more than a month after federal judges deadline over five hundred children remain separated from their families, what is going to happen to them? We generally don't know, and that's worth looking into another item on that list. Hurricane response, Puerto Rico up until this month, the official death count as a result of hurricane. Maria was sixty four people. But according to a new study out today commissioned by the Puerto Rican government, almost three thousand people died in the five months after Maria hit the wild. Understated, death toll by this ministration has not been the subject of any major, sustained congressional investigation, and that also seems worthy of a little looking into. And now tonight we have another scandal, Republicans may want to add the list it has to do with the president is days directly intervening in the development of the FBI building, which happens to sit across the street from the Trump International hotel in DC. Join me explain this Jonathan O'Connell reported Washington Post who's been covering Donald Trump's interest. When might even say session the FBI building for years has new piece out this week on the subject and an Weisman chief counsel for the citizens for responsibility and ethics in Washington also known as all right, Jonathan. My basic understanding here is the FBI had a big redevelopment plan ready to go. They're gonna move the headquarters out somewhere the Khyber put on it. And the question is, did the president do it right? I think that's a part of Chris. Yeah. I mean for ten years, the FBI and the General Services Administration I've been working on. Plan to build a secure campus for the FBI in the Washington suburbs, a place where you know, you cannot drive a car bomb or commit some other horrible act on the FBI where they are downtown and there's sort of been a a real u-turn recently, the Trump administration part of that, I think is the FBI deciding that maybe they want to remain downtown and part of it is the president taking a personal interest in this project..