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"elliott roy d" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"And remember these were the first these Muller applications that are reference were the first then saw the southern district go back for more. And then you saw them go back even for more. When they when they went and executed the search warrant on office. So they were coming trying to find out everything about his his business does business everything about its finances. His relationships with foreign individuals. And eventually one of the things that the Justice department has the ability to do they may be in start. They may start investigating one crime. But if they find others they're off to the race. Which of course, is what happened here with campaign finance probe that still is under investigation as we saw today by the fact that that part of the search went application was still redact. Yeah. I'm gonna actually talk about that in just a second. Christine welcome. Matt miller. Thank you both for joining me tonight for more on what these cone documents. Tell us about the oral probem joined by MSNBC legal choice fans for me attorney for the northern district album, Harry formulas, turning deputy assistant attorney general is now contributing calms the Washington Post Joyce on what matches said so there's an entire section. The one thing that we thought was wrapped up in a neat. Bow on Michael Kohn was the illegal campaign donations scheme that he's already pleaded guilty to but there's an entire section of this. It's redacted and it's under the heading illegal campaign contribution scheme. It's eighteen pages. And we don't get to see it. What do you make of that? Well, usually when something's redacted in a release like this the logical assumption is that they're still investigation that's ongoing. So my takeaway is that there's a case either on a dishes defendants more conduct or both. And the reason that we're learning about that now is because these reductions were necessary in the point of view of special counsel's office lawyers to protect that ongoing investigation. Harry. There's also the fact that we know that some things have been farmed out in some things haven't, and it's hard to make sense of what has and hasn't been because we don't know what has really been retained. Although we do know the Manafort prosecution was retained do you have a sense of what it means alternately that some things have been given to local prosecutors federal prosecutors in some things have stayed with Muller. Yeah. So I two points on I totally agree with Joyce. But they also told judge hell it's to protect the rights of uncharged individuals. So it suggests there. Our third parties. I think maybe Elliott ROY D may be Trump junior who are potentially involved on the farming out point the most one of the most interesting things reading between the lines of the application is he was farming out over a year ago to New York, we conceive of this this ladder strategy to try to protect the pro. But if that's right. He was thinking in those terms already. Why do you do it? I two reasons one to to try to protect and also to just sort of a distribution of resources. He's got a core team, and they were taking on a lot. But I think it's quite interesting, and we didn't learn until today just how early into the probe he begins to distribute materials to other offices. There's also the facts Joyce that there's this central question. Here about was the work Michael Kohn doing a violation of law. He has not pleaded to any of the violations at an issue. The. Gin the investigation. We don't kind of know what becomes of the expert part of it. Whether they concluded that this was not chargeable. But it seems unlikely they concluded that given some of the other things they did charge and get an applete to what do you make of that? I think it's frankly, just not possible for us to know right now, it could be that they hit hit an evidentiary barrier..
"elliott roy d" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Clearly, I think you see people of all in in many ways political fates, as well, it'd be candid with you Ali there, plenty of Democrats and Republicans move I've talked to over the course of this last few days who were terribly upset and mourned what happened in New Zealand. So I just again regret that the White House refuses to play a leadership role on this front. However, America can move forward, regardless of whether that White House plays a leadership role. Do you know anything about the House Judiciary committee holding hearings on white nationalism? You know, I don't that was the first that I had heard of it was you mentioning it here on the on the segment tonight. I don't know that I've received any kind of formal notice that the judiciary committee is going to hold that kind of hearing. There's certainly been letters of inquiry letters of protest from variety of different members of judiciary committee and other committees in congress to variety of federal agencies really making clear their desire for more action on this front, given the trend lines which are very clear, so whether or not ultimately a hearing takes place in the judiciary committee or another committee of jurisdiction say the homeland security committee, clearly these conversations are going to be happening in congress, and frankly, they're happening across the country. They're happening around dinner tables around kitchen tables in living rooms and in coffee shops, and in boardrooms, and it's important for those discussions what role then as a as a member of congress, or as a member of the judiciary committee. Do you think this is a role for congress? This is serious. If I mean, the numbers are very clear, I just want to quote from an NBC article within that has. Formation on the extremism, white extremism. The Anti-Defamation League said domestic extremists killed at least fifty people in the United States in two thousand eighteen up from thirty seven in two thousand seventeen white supremacists were responsible for the great majority of the killings. Which is typically the case the group broke the group broke between two thousand eight and two thousand sixteen far right plots and attacks outnumbered Islamist incidents, inspired by groups such as ISIS by almost two to one. The number of hate groups operating across America also rose to a record high of one thousand and twenty in two thousand eighteen that's according to the southern poverty Law Center. Congressman this is a serious problem in two thousand nineteen of this is happening. Yeah. No. I couldn't agree more. And obviously the empirical data that you just outlined is deeply sobering. And it speaks for itself. So yes, I think there is a role for congress in its oversight responsibilities. I suspect that perhaps the homeland security and crime subcommittee of the judiciary committee, or or the homeland security committee is well, I suspect will be taking a deeper look to make sure that the federal agencies that are responsible for preventing domestic terrorism, and and prosecution of hate crimes and so forth that they are well resourced and that they're taking this seriously because clearly given the data and the trend lines. It's something that we all ought to be a talking about and acting on congressman John goes good to see you as always. Thank you, sir. Thank you. Thanks for having me. All right coming up. You've probably I heard the name Elliott ROY D former deputy finance chairman of the RNC when the Wall Street Journal reported that Michael Cohen helped Brady payoff. A playboy playmate with whom he was having an affair. But now it turns out that brought reported connections to many people tied up in series investigations involving the Trump White House run, very deep. That's next, and we'll tell you why tomorrow could be another tough day for individual one. Tomorrow could be a big day for individual one. That's because a federal judge set tomorrow as a deadline for prosecutors to make public the search warrants for that shocking rate on Michael Cullen's, home and offices last year. Now that should give us an idea of what teams were looking for back in April of two thousand eighteen in a raid that led to Michael Cohen pleading guilty and Donald Trump all but being named an unindicted co-conspirator. Lanny Davis lawyer for Michael Cohen issued this statement tonight..
"elliott roy d" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Park. Diego. You're on WNYC. Hi, thanks for taking my call. You referenced Michael Cohen, extorting AT and T in Nevada and several other companies like every other two bit gangster. I'm sure money's getting kicked up to the big boys. So are they tracking this money, and is it somehow funneled into some sort of Trump organizational, presidential re election committee or or something like that. Right. Well, you from the innocent until proven guilty. File you can't be sure of that. But you hear what the suspect we don't we have not seen such evidence. But what we do know is that these powerful people around Trump the Steve Wynn was also on the finance committee of the Republican National Committee. They all resign now. So it was Steve Wynn. Elliott ROY D, Michael Cohen and one other. Gentleman from North Carolina is still there and. The casino. They are not necessarily. We don't know anything about any kickbacks. But you know, as we have previously documented in Trump Inc. And a previous episode. There is the money flow from the RNC to Trump's properties. So that does happen. Now that doesn't mean that's criminal. But there is a money flow that we've been watching the the money flow being that the RNC and other political groups are simply booking events at Trump properties. A Manafort question from Boris and flatbush Boris you're on WNYC. Hi, brian. Thank you trumping guys. And so this is a little bit of a convoluted question. Basically, you know, in my own research and seems like there's this nexus of connections to Russian organized crime specifically to the crime family of on the Gingrich who is the kind of breaking beach gone and also go to money launderer for criminal organizations around the world. And it seems like between Felix sater's Michael Cohen, Viktor Yanukovych, Paul Manafort. Ukrainian tycoon. There's this nexus of connections to all these people in Trump's orbit. These people are buying Trump units in Trump Tower. And and it it just seems like a really great place to do some reporting. And I'm just wondering if you have any thoughts on that. Or if you plan to to dig deep there. Well, I mean, yes, it's something that we've definitely been looking at in our story on Michael Cohen in our episode, which is the end of last season. We did look at some of his organized crime ties possibly the I mean, one of the things just sort of stepping back. More broadly. Not speaking only about the Russians, but about the network around Trump is in this episode of Trump Inc. That grab today we speak to a corruption expert named Sarah cheese, who is the name that might be familiar to some listeners because she used to work for NPR. Now, she that she stayed in Afghanistan after she was a reporter there and became an expert on corruption wrote a book about it. And one of the things that she said is this. These networks are not accidents that the way corruption works in the places that she studied like, Afghanistan, Tunisia, Nigeria, and she says, she sees strong parallels, and what's happening in the US. Now is that there is a network of people that are connected to each other like members of a club that act mutually in each other's interests. So that it's not an accident that we see Elliot Brady connected to Michael Cohen that we see Elliot Brady did business with Rick gates who was Paul manafort's protege. But that there is that this is how these networks take power around the globe to potentially allow people to personally profit versus acting in the public interest. And that's in the broadest terms, I mean, there is we should say the note of caution about the specifics, which is as we've pointed out a lot on the podcast. There are so many unanswered questions because so much of this information, and the connections, and the deals are non-public and its OPEC. Right. And so, you know, we've been very careful we spent an enormous amount of time. Digging into this stuff and trying to be transparent about right so much time about what exactly we know? And particularly in terms of all these connections, and so forth, the vast amount that we just don't know. The first episode of the new season of Trump Inc. Is now out as of today. Get it wherever you get your podcasts. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein propublica. Eric manzke? Thank you, both so much Brian Brian Lehrer on WNYC. Stay stateent. Staying.
"elliott roy d" Discussed on Trump, Inc.
"Great. Again, Michael Cohen make this company what it needs to be than Donald Trump. We need great feels we need when Elliot ROY d. needed a lawyer for a hush money agreement. He hired comb than the president's attorney. Both men raised money for Trump. They both had his ear and. Both made money from that connection. You only know about one of them. Hello and welcome to season two of Trump Inc a podcast from WNYC and propublica that Deeks deep into the intersection of business and politics and the Trump administration. I'm Andrea Bernstein this season where broadening our open investigation to look not only at the president and his family, but also the people around Trump and the ways they might be profiting from their proximity to the president. This is not a new phenomenon. There's been corruption in both democratic and Republican administrations, but this time around something feels very different. Protocols and norms are being tossed assigned. This chaotic environment creates fertile ground for people who want to influence the president like Elliott, ROY, d. as historian phones, you can see the dynamics at play, but before we get to Elliott, ROY, d. we're bringing in propublica Eric humanity Herrick, hey, Andrew, Eric. You have been thinking about the ways that people around Trump are making money or potentially benefiting from the presidency, and you've come up with three categories. That's right. Three categories. So let's start with the basic stuff. The first one is using your government post to fund your lifestyle or that of your friends or loved ones who is this. So one of the clearest examples is former EPA chief Scott Pruitt about blatant corruption that reaches to the very top of the Trump administration, but also lotion among the many, many things. He had a staff drive him around town looking for his favorite fancy lotion, and then there's Chick-fil-A right Pruitt used his job to try to get a chick fillet franchise for his wife, and then you have a whole lot of travel not just a Scott Pruitt you have, for example, Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin, who took military flights, costing nearly a million bucks including one with his wife, where they happen to land at a great. Spot to view the solar eclipse fifteen minutes ahead of time. I put on the glasses there like paper glasses. I'm like, I'm worried I'm getting getting my eyes burned out for like two seconds. That was the end of my interest in the eclipse after he was criticized. The treasury department said Mnuchin would reimburse the government for his wife's portion of the travel. And then there was an investigation into the trips which didn't find anything illegal, but it did note previous treasury secretaries typically flew commercial on their domestic flights. And so what's category to category? Two is possibly making money from your government position. Take commerce, secretary. Wilbur Ross who basically got negative information about a company and then essentially bet against the company stock raw says it was part of a complex trade to actually divest from the company, but they're just a lot of open questions there. So also in this category is President Trump and his family. The list there is very long. You have President Trump spending a lot of time at his properties and constantly. Using the presidential pulpit to talk up his various properties. And then there's Trump's hotel in DC which has become the place to be for lobbyists and foreign officials category. One is using your government posts to fund a lifestyle for yourself, your friends, your family category. Two is possibly using your government position to make money what's three. So the third categories essentially selling and benefiting from access to power. And we've long seen that in Washington, but what's different now is the level of chutzpah is really remarkable. So for example, we just heard Michael Cohen a minute ago, and he made deals with companies to quite explicitly, sell them access to the presidency. One of those companies, by the way happens to be connected to a Russian oligarch and then there's Rick gates, right? Who pleaded guilty to money laundering and conspiracy against the United States. But before he did that, he reportedly sold. His own access to the administration to Elliott Brody propublica 's, Eric humanity. So Elliott party Brody operates so far below the radar. We couldn't find any tape of him speaking. We asked to interview him for this story, but a spokesperson decline. We sent a long list of questions in an emailed statement..
"elliott roy d" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"It used to be a vice chair of the finance division at elliot brody after his alleged affair with a playboy model who became pregnant you have been out there publicly suggesting that maybe elliott roy d wasn't actually michael cohen's client in this deal what do you mean what are you suggesting well i made a statement on morning joe to to make one of the host about that and we're in the process of actually getting to the bottom of this one point six million dollar payment some information has come to light that i think calls into question the circumstances around that payment and in fact whether it was made on behalf of mr brody i find it very very curious jake at a minimum that michael cohen represented mr brody in connection with that my understanding is that michael cohen had no involvement no knowledge of mr brody during this time period and that's a very good source in someone with details relating to this transaction you get somebody else that maybe impregnated this playboy model well i think it may be are you suggesting it's president trump i'm not suggesting anything right now but i'm gonna tell you this we're going to get to the bottom of that just like we into the bottom of the agreement you just tweeted out the cover of the national enquirer in which the supermarket tabloid seems to be going after michael cohen there's the headline trump fixers secrets and lies it's no secret obviously that the publisher of the national enquirer is an ally and friend of president trump people who have been in president trump's sites frequently end up being attacked on the front page of the national enquirer happened during the election with ted cruz and others what do you make of that and why are you tweeting out that the national enquirer is going after michael conley.
"elliott roy d" Discussed on 1150 AM KKNW
"Okay so anyway but so the the what he's saying is the one point six million dollar payout for an abortion for mistress was likely trump himself or hannity oh my god or the question might be hannity gonna take that president and save him or who is it who is it with the rest what's our guests yeah founded over here yes in an ongoing right on fox news yesterday trump shared conflicting information about the russian investigation his victory hillary clinton quote unquote victory his alleged affair with a point start stormy daniels michael avenue any tweeted thank you fox and friends for having mr trump on this morning to discuss michael cohen in our case very informative he said he gave him all the needs to close the case he said well this case gets better every day every hour one of the reasons why it gets better is at every step into every trap we lay fox and friends i wanna they fall into every punk nine dollars it was for the elliott roy d right but that's what he was saying people miss that but he didn't name that as one of his three clients they're saying that he was the source of the donate the money to pay off or the abortion which would also qualify as an illegal campaign contribution probably to the tune of one point six million dollars from the head of the republican fundraising committee i don't i don't think we know what it means yet hang on let me see what he said exactly yesterday so michael nettie suggested the one point six million dollar hush money pay off to playboy model was actually made on behalf of donald trump and not a republican donor he was on morning joey said some mika you're familiar with the fact that a week ago judge kimba wood ordered michael cohen attorney to disclose all of the clients his clients for the last three years and there were three clients listed you crawl which those were mika listed trump fox news.
"elliott roy d" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"The the hearing went on and on and on in court today it was revealed that donald trump is one of michael cohen's lawyers the clients that michael cohen is the lawyer donald trump's one of the clients and then this dude elliott roy d that we talked about last week the guy paid one point six million dollars to the playboy playmate and we got pregnant while cheating on his wife right michael cohen handled that one as well and so there was this third client and we're only talking about twenty seventeen two thousand eighteen we're only talking about the most recent two years and so in that time period who were michael collins clients and the judge wanted to know who the third client was and michael cohen says only three clients and trump and this guy brady and a third one who doesn't want me to reveal the name and the judge said you're going to reveal the name and the name got revealed a lawyer for the president michael cohen has just as close in court that the client who had requested to remain unnamed was sean hannity of fox news there you go that's brooke baldwin of cnn and we do thank cnn for that and of course as soon as everybody here's the name sean hannity say did sean hannity pay money to a woman and that's why employed michael cohen and that appears to be the man specialty well that has been a burning question for the last several hours there was reporting i'm giving you my sources here we're trying to do this as transparently as i can from nicole wallace nicole wallace of msnbc which is very very ironic since nicole wallace ran sarah palin campaign in two thousand and eight and nicole wallace worked in george w bush's white house as the communications director and nicole wallace is a republican as is there but he steve schmidt who are always on msnbc together anyway nicole wallace.
"elliott roy d" Discussed on AM Joy
"The president that are are central to the trump organization just the michael kohn sat there he didn't get a salary he was brought up to scare people he was in that tradition of trump saying who's my roy cohn well he didn't get a salary then what did he get he got to say that he was at the trump organization he used the address in the email system he's another one of these hangers on who appears in trump's universe because they wanna hitch their wagon to his star because to them it means they're getting ahead in the world he never actually did any real legal work for trump he was an enforcer interesting because that brings me then tara to this piece of information that cohen has been ordered to disclose his client lists that if he's not getting paid he's getting something he's getting paid somehow if he's selling his access to being part of trump world to make money than maybe what he really is worried about is whatever his personal business dealings are that's the problem right and also remember this whole money laundering thing is a big issue for all of these all of these connections these interconnections between him and these folks the ronnie and revolutionary guard one of the men that supposedly is a money launderer for the iranian revolutionary guard now we're cohen was actually connected was he is tangentially on connected to these things that are happening trump soho the connection there with feud sitter yes realm so that ukraine plant in the trump tower mouse on right but he's also paying the woman who got the abortion and he's and that's related to elliott roy who's also connected to this attempt by to influence trump's you've a lot of people selling influence and now they're all investigation another interesting thing that trump tweeted this morning attorney client privilege is now a thing of the past he was only as lure after got in the white house so i'm not sure he has attorney client but anyway i have many too many lawyers and they're probably wondering when their offices or even homes are going to be rated with everything including their phones and computers taken all lawyers deflated and concern you just mentioned.
"elliott roy d" Discussed on KCBS All News
"Six o'clock cbs news on the hour presented by dell small business i'm gary nunn president trump's personal attorney michael cohen today said his lawyers to federal court in new york trying to block access to documents sees this week at an fbi ray federal agents took cell phones computers financial documents and business files belonging to the president's personal attorney friday afternoon it was revealed that the criminal probe that led to the raid is focused on cohen's personal business dealings and has been going on for months wcbs tv reporter jessica layton another name surfaced today as part of the trump cohen story late today top gop fundraiser elliott roy d abruptly resigned from the republican national committee the venture capitalists acknowledged paying one point six million dollars to a former playboy model who said that he'd gotten her pregnant the lawyer who negotiated the payoff michael cohen president trump's personal attorney cbs news correspondent jeff peg as bill cosby's chief accuser returned to the witness stand in norristown pennsylvania telling a story broken trust and molestation kyw reporter jim melwert on the testimony of entry constant prosecutor kristen fed and open direct examination of constand by asking you about the three point four million dollar settlement she got as part of our civil suit against cosby constand testified about the night in question cosby she says invited her to his elkins park home for career advice he urged her to take a drink of wine then offered her pills which he said would help calm her down she says she got woozy he led her to a couch she says she was unable to speak or stop him as he touched her and forced her to touch him the defense will continue to cross examine the witnesses on monday the president today took to twitter took aim at a former fbi official president you guys spend hours upon hours every single day praising jim komi propping him up giving him the biggest five we're going to break into our newscast and take you live to the white house president seeking rights asian strikes on targets associated with with the chemical weapons capabilities of syrian dictator for shar alassad a combined operation with the armed forces of france and the united kingdom is now underway we thank them both tonight i want to speak with you about why we have taken this action one year ago.
"elliott roy d" Discussed on WGN Radio
"As well it's sponsored by gilkey window company here's steve bertrand overcast and forty four degrees right now at o'hare politico says fundraiser elliott roy d has stepped down as republican national committee deputy finance chair that comes after reports that donald trump's personal attorney michael cohen had negotiated a one point six million dollar payment on roy these behalf to a playbay playboy playmate who said that roy d had impregnated her that comes from politico today today michael cohen was in a federal courtroom earlier arguing that material seized in an fbi rate on monday should be it admissible he citing attorney client privilege with the president trump lawyer was there as well and ask for more time on the issue so the hearing was put off to next week president trump says former fbi boss james komi is an untruthful slime ball he made the accusation in morning tweet but in defending the president white house aide kellyanne conway accuses komi of taking pot shots in his new york did not want to be alone with the president that he should have been alone with the president he did not object to having dinner with the president did not object his sashaying across the floor in the east wing when the president called him and whispered in his ear he was more than happy to be within the proximity of power many are until they're not earlier this week speaker ryan announced that he would not run for reelection and he's ending the week by picking his successor or at least naming the person he thinks should succeed him as leader of the republicans he says kevin mccarthy is quote the right person end quote to become the next house republican leader i think we all believe that kevin is the right person he said in an exclusive interview to nbc news jesse jackson junior and his wife sandy have finalized their divorce dissolving what was once one of chicago's power couples jesse was a longtime chicago congressman sandy a southside alderman police in riverdale in the south suburbs are looking for a gunman who opened fire on a group of people last night near one hundred thirty eighth and wallace the police chief david dimicco says the.
"elliott roy d" Discussed on KQED Radio
"What do you know about what muller hopes to find out from george nader well there are some very interesting possibilities first of all mueller's investigators have been asking witnesses about the possibility that mr nater sought to funnel money from the united arab emirates to trump's political efforts that will be illegal it would also signal that the united arab emirates was trying to manipulate the two thousand sixteen presidential election as well as curry favor with trump in the hopes of influencing him so that's already pretty interesting on top of that comes an interesting meeting in the seychelles during the transition that began the trump administration when he was not yet an office having already been elected the crown prince who is the effective ruler of the united arab emirates convened a meeting including mr in the seychelles in the indian ocean that brought together a businessman very close to vladimir putin and someone who the maradas believed was liaison to the trump team and that person is eric prince eric prince was the founder of blackwater which was a private security company that worked for the us government in iraq back in those days mr nadir worked as a kind of business agent for blackwater in iraq so they go way back and he was present and may have played an important role in bringing together this interesting meeting of a russian and an american right before the start of the trump administration which raises the possibility that mr mueller's interest in the united arab emirates is not a detour from his original mission which was looking after the question of russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election in fact it might be part of it it might be related to the uae may have played a role alongside russia in trying to get trump elected so there's so many interesting branches in the story so let's look at another aspect of it you have access to emails that were hacked and linked between george nader who is again the advisor to the crown prince of the united arab emirates and someone named elliott roy d who's a republican fundraiser who has had access to the trump administration so that's another way of looking at how the uae has tried to influence the trump administration and get access to it so before we talk in in.
"elliott roy d" Discussed on KQED Radio
"This is fresh air i'm terry gross the cast of characters in the muller investigation is continuing to grow one of the people subpoenaed who were just starting to learn about is george nader he's been given immunity in return for becoming a cooperating witness nature has been serving as a political advisor to the crown prince of the united arab emirates the uae nader cultivated a relationship with the deputy finance chair of the republican national committee elliott roy d using brody to try to get access to president trump and his administration an influence policy on issues a special concern to the uae in return knitter would help roy d get lucrative contracts in the uae for brady's defense company my guest david kirkpatrick has been covering the story he is a new york times international correspondent based in london his reporting has drawn on hundreds of pages of leaked emails between brady and nader capac trich says russia's ability to leverage his political connections to boost his business is an example of how trump has spawned a new breed of access peddling in the swamp he vowed to drain david kirkpatrick welcome back to fresh air it is a great pleasure to talk with you again so you've described this story as a case study of how to persian gulf monarchy's united arab emirates and saudi arabia have sought to gain influence inside the white house so let's just start with what do they want from the trump administration the marauders and the saudis.
"elliott roy d" Discussed on KQED Radio
"No about what muller hopes to find out from george nader and someone who the maradas believed was a liaison to the trump team and that person is eric prince eric prince was the founder of blackwater which was a private security company that worked for the us government in iraq back in those days mr nadir worked as a kind of business agent for blackwater in iraq so they go way back and he was present and may have played an important role in bringing together this interesting meeting of a russian and an american right before the start of the trump administration which raises the possibility that mr mueller's interest in the united arab emirates is not a detour from his original mission which was looking after the question of russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election in fact it might be part of it it might be related to the uae may have played a role alongside russia in trying to get trump elected so there's so many interesting ranches in the story so let's look at another aspect of it you have access to emails that were hacked and linked between george nader who is again the advisor to the crown prince of the united arab emirates and someone named elliott roy d who's a republican fundraiser who has had access to the trump administration so that's another way of looking at how the uae has tried to influence the trump administration and get access to it so before we talk in in more depth about the emails let's look a little bit at george nader's background he's the political advisor to the uae was also convicted on charges of child porn and sexual abuse of minors so has has served to hurt his reputation you'd think it would wouldn't you because it appears to have been fairly widely known we were hearing it at the rumor level for a while before it was confirmed by court records he's a fascinating figure who's been a sort of a back door diplomat for decades he's elevensies emigrant united states naturalized citizen and he set up a journal about middle east policy in washington which was able to get interviews with all kinds of leaders the israelis the iranians various arab leaders for years and in that capacity he got into the business of sort of jetting around the world sometimes running diplomatic errands for the american government for example he was involved in some.
"elliott roy d" Discussed on KQED Radio
"And bruce dern based on a true story chappaquiddick is in theaters april six and by the listeners of k q nice and warm the rest of the afternoon in northern california bay area highs again mid to upper seventies and eighties today clear skies tonight lows in the fifties sunny and sacramento the rest of today sacramento's high eighty also eighty tomorrow partly cloudy skies on friday this is fresh air i'm terry gross the cast of characters in the molar investigation is continuing to grow one of the people subpoenaed who were just starting to learn about is george nader he's been given immunity in return for becoming a cooperating witness nature has been serving as a political advisor to the crown prince of the united arab emirates the uae nader cultivated a relationship with the deputy finance chair of the republican national committee elliott roy d using brody to try to get access to president trump and his administration an influence policy on issues a special concern to the uae in return knitter would help roy get lucrative contracts in the uae for brady's defense company my guest david kirkpatrick has been covering the story he is a new york times international correspondent based in london his reporting has drawn on hundreds of pages of leaked emails between brody and nader compatriot says brady's ability to leverage his political connections to boost his business is an example of how trump has spawned a new breed of access peddling in the swamp he vowed to drain david kirkpatrick welcome back to fresh air it is a great pleasure to talk with you again so you've described this story as a case study of how to persian gulf monarchy's the united arab emirates and saudi arabia have sought to gain influence inside the white house so let's just start with what do they want from the trump administration the marauders and the saudis.
"elliott roy d" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Since of the united arab emirates in return for meters cooperation with muller's investigation what do you know about what muller hopes to find out from george nader well there's very interesting possibilities first of all mueller's investigators have been asking witnesses about the possibility that mr nater sought to funnel money from the united arab emirates to trump's political efforts that would be illegal they would also signal that the united arab emirates was trying to manipulate the two thousand sixteen presidential election as well as curry favor with trump in the hopes of influencing him so that's already pretty interesting on top of that comes an interesting meeting in the seychelles during the transition that began the trump administration when he was not yet an office having already been elected the crown prince who is the effective ruler of the united arab emirates convened a meeting including mr nadir in the seychelles in the indian ocean that brought together a businessman very close to vladimir putin and someone who the emerald as believed was liaison to the trump team and that person is eric prince eric prince was the founder of blackwater which was a private security company that worked for the us government in iraq back in those days mr nadir worked as a kind of business agent for blackwater in iraq so they go way back and he was present and may have played an important role in bringing together this interesting meeting of a russian and an american right before the start of the trump administration which raises the possibility that mr mueller's interest in the united arab emirates is not a detour from his original mission which was looking after the question of russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election in fact it might be part of it it might be related to the uae may have played a role alongside russia in trying to get trump elected so there's so many interesting branches in the story so let's look at another aspect of it you have access to emails that were hacked and linked between george nader who is again the advisor to the crown prince of the united arab emirates and someone named elliott roy d who's a republican fundraiser who has had access to the trump administration so that's another way of looking at how the uae has tried to influence the.
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"Serve the country cares a great deal about veterans and you know i think that he wants to do the right thing and will work hard to do that and i will personally help him in any way possible the no one i think is naturally prepared to take on a task like this this is a very behemoth sorry we're going to have to leave it there dr for time we've been speaking with former veterans affairs secretary dr david schulkin and npr's from npr news in washington i'm windsor johnston north and south korea have agreed to hold a leader summit next month the decision comes just days after north korean leader kim jong made his international debut with surprise trip to china there are signs that ecuador is losing its patience with wikileaks founder julian assange it's been nearly six years since assange took refuge in ecuador's embassy in london larry miller reports the embassy has pulled the plug on his internet connection ecuador says assange can no longer communicate with the outside world after he failed to honor a promise not to send messages that interfere with other states this week he tweeted a british cabinet minister was a snake and he's used the internet to support catalonian independence assange fears that if he leaves the embassy he'll be extradited to the us for publishing thousands of classified documents larry miller reporting from london uber has raged settlement with the family of a woman killed by one of the companies driverless vehicles in arizona jimmy jenkins from member station k j z z reports video of the accident shows elaine hertzberg emerging from the darkness in split seconds before she was struck and killed by the tournaments suv an attorney for the victims family confirmed a settlement has been reached but did not disclose the details local and federal investigations into the accident continue care listening to npr news in washington on the next fresh air another story that relates to the muller investigation muller has gotten the cooperation of george nader in return for immunity nader has been a political advisor to the crown prince of the united arab emirates and work with republican fundraiser elliott roy d to get access to president trump we'll talk with new york times reporter david kirkpatrick join us and terry gross will have fresh air this afternoon.
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"This is npr news from npr news in washington i'm windsor johnston president trump will take his plan for infrastructure to ohio today he's proposing to us two hundred billion dollars in federal money to spur more than a trillion dollars in spending to repair the nation's highways bridges and other infrastructure he'll address workers at a union facility near cleveland north and south korea have agreed to meet next month npr's elise hugh reports as summit featuring north korean leader kim jong un and south korean president moon jae in will take place at the korean border the april twentyseventh meeting on the southern side of the shared interkorean village will be the first between leaders of the rival koreas in eleven years leaders of these two nations which are still technically at war have only met in person twice since the peninsula was divided before the korean war sixty eight people are dead after a riot broke out at a police station in venezuela today the bbc's nicholaas roca reports and investigation is underway incident happened early on wednesday when prisoners in holding sales at the headquarters for the carnival will state police said five to mattresses in an attempt to breakout ablaze spread quickly dropping many prisoners inside and even some women and children who were visiting the attorney general's office has sent investigators to valencia but so far they've said very little about the place this is npr on the next fresh air another story that relates to the muller investigation muller has gotten the cooperation of george nader in return for immunity nader has been a political advisor to the crown prince of the united arab emirates and work with republican fundraiser elliott roy d to get access to president trump we'll talk with new york times reporter david kirkpatrick join us fresh air airs at one this afternoon and again this evening at seven in atlanta last week city systems froze this is much bigger than ransom ware attack this really is an attack on our government which means it's an attack on all of us should cybersecurity be the new public safety.