35 Burst results for "Eric Swalwell"
"eric swalwell" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind
"On. Now you're certainly. I believe unified the country not in congress but the policy he has enacted really track with where the majority of americans are. And i think he's right to say bipartisanship doesn't necessarily have to be bringing intractable. Republicans in congress together with democrats but it's bringing policies that republicans and democrats across the country support. And so i would give him an a in that regard. I do think that the challenge of our time right now as we see the texas legislature on the democratic side in exile coming to washington because of the voting rights abuses that. You're seeing there that we have to recognize that the twenty twenty election did not resolve this question of trumpism versus democracy. We we thought that there would be resolution but instead it feels very much that we're in overtime and when you're in overtime you have to recognize what's at stake in that you know it's a very fragile time and so you know the covert relief is important but i i really do think we have to put front and center you know. These voting rights abuses. And make sure that especially in the senate whether it's on the for the people after getting the john lewis voting rights act passed that this is seen as existential. Because i do believe that there is a foreshadowing here of what's been done in florida and texas and georgia and arizona on the voting rights. Front that you know. We don't recognize that In the congress that we could just like hungary in hong kong and other countries that have drifted from democracy to an autocracy. We keep going the same direction and so. That's where i hope you know. President biden puts a lot of his focus in bringing the american people together around that issue before we close. Is there anything else. You'd like to say to our listeners. In many ways this was so predictable that we would find ourselves at this moment. And i think about the day before the senate trial of the second impeachment and we were in a hold room a formal ceremonial room. Just off the senate floor. Because of covert restrictions they were setting us up in that room. The senate staff was because only to impeach managers could be on the floor at a time and this. It help team had set up a copy machine printer they'd given us laptops and to millennials. I was the first to ask what the wi fi password was and they told us. It's under an account called managers and after we were given a briefing on like this room that we would use as a working room. I told the. It help team. I said you know. I'm i'm really impressed. That in such short time. You put this infrastructure together for us and without any recognition of irony in without missing a beat of this young nonpartisan staffer said to me. He said well sir. We were the same impeachment team From the first impeachment and to be honest we just left all this infrastructure up in this room because we figured you all would be back and so to them like. It wasn't a surprise at all like they didn't even take down the wifi network. That was used for the first impeachment because they figured donald trump would put our country in a position where he would be impeached again. And so my hope is a you know. A legislator is that we are never in a position where people in our country whether it's an it. Help person or a member of congress or everyday citizen is so pessimistic about what a president can do to a country that we can redeem democracy and expect better. Well thank you so much for joining us. Of course Is really my pleasure. Thank you that was democratic congressman. Eric california he's author endgame inside the impeachments of donald j trump for today. We'll be taking a break now. For the summer away you can enjoy a special series at entered some my favorite his actions from the diane rehm show are you can always find us on facebook and twitter or send us in in nail the podcast at w. amu dot org. Art theme. music is composed by jim berg and then lands verka. Late show is produced by alison. Brodine with help from. Sandra baker are engineered. Today is michael kidd. Thanks for listening all be well stay safe. I'm diane ris..
"eric swalwell" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show
"And i know the judiciary committee will look into it but to me as somebody who was a vocal critic who was on the front lines on the intelligence and judiciary committee when you see that only two members of congress were targeted and they were the two. That were the most vocal myself mr schiff. I think the regrettable presumption has to be that. It was politically motivated again. I'm open minded enough. That they could have a good reason. But knowing myself that. I never leaked any classified information My presumption knowing that donald trump used the department of justice and other instances to reward his friends and punish enemies That is something that we have to look into. But are you frightened at this kind of behavior that donald trump engaged in could become the new normal. I'm especially afraid that. Is we see georgia in texas and florida legislatures and governors try and they learned the wrong lesson from twenty twenty instead of holding up the election results especially in georgia in arizona. And saying this election was one of integrity. They're trying to make it harder for democrat to win in twenty twenty two or twenty twenty four. I'm also i'm equally. Afraid that governors or mayors would look at what donald trump did with the department of justice. And think well. I can use my own local police my own state police to go after my enemies. Because i i do believe presidents set the tone for the country and if you see a president using the department of justice you know for his or her personal benefits and political benefits that it could trickle down and affect what leaders do At the state and local level. And so. that's why. I i really do think we have to. Universally and in a bipartisan way condemn. What donald trump did to make sure that this is not the new normal in america but considering the divisions we all see happening on capitol hill and in the country right now. How can you possibly be optimistic that there will be not only a reckoning but a beginning of understanding that republicans and democrats have to work together or this country is going nowhere. I find my faith in people like ambassador. Ivanovich and alexander men and fiona hill All immigrants all worked for and were appointees of a republican president who had the courage to stand up and do what was right. I find the courage. You know post insurrection. And people like officer. Mike on Who defended the capital but had voted for donald trump people like liz. Cheney and adam kin zinger Who were republicans but voted to impeach an voted to hold donald trump accountable. And so you know if they can do that with great risk to themselves personally and great risks to their livelihood in their careers then. Y'all with very little risk you know can come together as a country and as i said us unity as the antidote. So they can do it. We're not asking. Every american to put on the body armor that might put on that morning to defend the capital is he suffered a heart attack in traumatic brain injury or just asking them. You know to be a little bit more open minded to recognize. There's only one version of the truth about that day. and for us to unite the country. So that's where i get. My faith is in republicans are people who supported republicans. Did that day. And the courage. They have show-me to break away from that..
Rep. Adam Schiff and Other Democrats Leaking Away Classified Information
"So he's got a big investigation going on arrogant. No attorney general Huge investigation here from Axios at Garland's discretion. The DOJ inspector general has opened an investigation into the Trump era. DOJ is use of secret subpoenas. To obtain data belonging to House Democrats again. They only cared when it happened to Democrats. Says. Here's the big picture. At least a dozen people link the House Intelligence Committee. The House Intelligence Committee, including Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell, both fierce critics of former President Trump won, by the way had a little relationship with Fang Face still hasn't told us about that had their records sees between 2017 in early 2018 is part of the leak investigation. Democrats in Congress have launched their own investigation they demanded, former Attorney General Bill Barr and Jeff Sessions testified. Not only this shift and small while and others leak away to the media, giving away potentially classified at minimum for official use information because they don't care. I mean, these are obviously partisan hacks committed to the destruction of their political opponents. All any and all people and obstacles get in the way they'll barge right through law regulations. Decency. They don't care that Democrats, not one bit Nobody said a peep one. The same thing happened in
The Real Story Behind The Don McGahn DOJ Subpoena
"Great website. Theresa Munro Hamilton reports that the Department of Justice under the Trump administration secretly subpoenaed information. And former White House counsel Don McGahn, a Democrat. Rep. Adam Schiff, it was leaked to The New York Times, of course, seem to be falling apart. There's no real spying allegedly took place. The story was written by Michael Schmidt. He's a hack Charlie Savage, a hack. Reported quote that the DOJ secretly subpoenaed Apple for personal information on again and his wife in February, 18. And then barred Apple from telling them about the reported move during that time period under a non disclosure agreement. The devil appears to be in the details here, and this may not be the breaking story. The media are apparently running with Schmidt tweeted quote New DOJ secretly subpoenaed Apple for personal info of Trump's then White House done council dime again and his wife in February, 18. The O. J. Bard Apple from telling them at the time, But three years later, May 21 Apple told them. It's unclear what investigation it was related to Clarifying an interesting tweet was then issued by Savage. The co author. Quote, Apple recently told Don McGahn, Trump's former White House counsel. That the Justice Department had secret collected data about his account of a February 2018 subpoena. Caution. You can't conclude from this fact them again was intentionally targeted. It began was not intentionally targeted. Then the whole story is evidently not what was purported to be, You understand, folks. That is for investigating a leak, and there's a whole bunch of people that they're looking into. They're not supposed to investigate a leak. Apparently, that's the case, particularly if it That benefits the Democrats and hurts the country. The accusations do not go into detail about the DOJ investigation. It's unknown what federal investigators were looking into. Even if McGann himself was their primary focus, or whether it was somebody had contact with Apple reportedly did not inform again what they had turned over to DOJ. Report did state that Apple received them again subpoena weeks after another subpoena was issue that was connected to leaks and the Russia probe. The subpoena involves records belonging to California Democratic representatives, Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell. Again. The subpoenas were ostensibly an attempt to identify individuals who leak classified national security information. During Trump administration and were not specifically targeting shift. So they're throwing a
Congress, Justice Dept. probing Trump seizures of Dems' data
"The justice department's internal watchdog is now looking into what top Democrats call a shocking abuse of power by the trump administration the department's inspector general is investigating after revelations that the trump era justice department secretly seized phone records from at least two house Democrats in the leaks probe intelligence committee chair Adam Schiff and panel member Eric Swalwell say apple told them last month the department subpoenaed their metadata and received it three years ago as the committee investigating trump's Russia ties subpoenaing lawmakers private information is extraordinarily rare the Senate's top two Democrats are demanding former trump attorneys general bill Barr and Jeff sessions testified Sager mag ani Washington
Trump Administration, House Democrats House Intelligence Committee And Eric Swalwell discussed on AP News Radio
"The justice department once an internal probe of revelations that the trump administration seized phone data from house Democrats house intelligence committee members Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell have been told the trump era justice department sees the data as part of an aggressive crackdown on leaks while the department routinely investigates leaks opening such a probe into lawmakers is extraordinarily rare a senior justice department official tells the AP deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco was asking the department's watchdog to investigate that comes after the Senate's top Democrats demanded trump attorneys general bill Barr and Jeff sessions testified about the seizures Sager made Ghani
Senate Demands Former AGs Testify About Trump Data Seizure
"The Senate's top Democrats are demanding to former attorneys general testify about what they call a gross abuse of power Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin say bill Barr and Jeff sessions must testify about the trump era justice department secret seizure of data from house Democrats three years ago that's after congressman Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell were told the seizure was part of a crackdown on leaks related to the Russia probe and other matters while the department routinely investigates leaks a probe of lawmakers is extraordinarily rare ship calls it the weaponization of law enforcement by a corrupt president Schumer and Durbin say it's shocking and Bahrain sessions are subject to a subpoena if they refuse to testify Sager made Ghani Washington
The Connnection Between AG Barr's Departure and China's Blackmail on Biden, Congress Officials
"As well and tell me if you can see what's going on. So I look at the next article. It's from Axios. It says exclusive. Suspected Chinese spy targeted California politicians Bethany Allen and Zach Dorfman. He said. Look at the date which for those of you watching on Fox Nation home, I highlighted right there. There you go. Bam! Wrestling by paper flip there. The date on that is December 8th of 2020. Mhm. I still wasn't picking it up. I said Yes. Send me what else? What else yet? He said, I want to look at this one more. This third article. Maybe now it'll all start to make sense. Third article, CNN, Evan Perez, Pamela Brown federal criminal investigation and a hunter. Biden focuses on his business dealings in China. I was like, Yes, yes, I think I got. Would I picking up what you're putting down right now? The fighting 279. I'm getting it Daddio, he said. Look at the date on the CNN piece about Hunter Biden in China. There's a common thread here. It's December 10 2020. Mm. Checking out the dates of these seemingly unrelated events. My source says to me. I think there's something there. Is it possible that on the way out the door Before Bill Barr resigned. In December of 2020. He obviously knew he was going to leave, probably as early as November, if not earlier. Is it possible that Bill Barr New China had a 47 FT High stack of blackmail paperwork on Hunter Biden, Eric Swalwell and maybe other members of Congress. Oh Oh oh, He's like You think these dates are just one big
House GOP leader tries to kick Democrat off House Intelligence Committee
"House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says he's planning on introducing a resolution to remove California Democrat Eric Swalwell from the House Intelligence Committee, arguing he's a national security threat due to his former ties with an alleged Chinese five. Details from Capitol Hill correspondent Bernie Bennett. GOP lawmakers have repeatedly taken aim it Swalwell due to his previous relationship with Christine Fang, according to report in Axios helped fund raise for Swalwell during his 2014 reelection campaign before leaving the country in 2015. Among a federal investigation into her actions. McCarthy tweeted Friday that Speaker Pelosi just reappointed Swalwell to the Intelligence committee, based on the briefing that she and I received together, Swallows should not be on the panel in charge of guarding our nation's secrets. Next week, I will offer a resolution to remove him from the
House impeachment manager sues Trump, allies over riot
"The house impeachment manager is suing former president trump congressman Eric Swalwell a California Democrat is suing former president trump accusing him of inciting the January sixth of Ryan at the U. S. capitol building the lawsuit alleges that then president trump waged an all out war on a peaceful transition of power he lied was followers says the suit claiming the election was stolen from them and finally called upon them to descend on Washington Mr trump spokesman called congressman Swalwell a low life with no credibility swell will suit also names several others including Donald Trump junior it was filed in federal court in Washington I'm Rita folate
Burr faces censure by North Carolina GOP for voting to convict Trump
"North Carolina's Republican Party has voted unanimously to center Senator Richard Burr. He was one of seven GOP senators who voted to convict former President Trump in the impeachment trial. Congress will establish an independent commission to investigate last month's deadly attack on the capital to make sure that never again could you know domestic terrorism groups attack our institutions? Of government, and that's going to mean scrubbing out on stripping down to the studs any white nationalist groups in our country. California Congressman Eric Swalwell, speaking to
Fox abruptly cuts off impeachment manager during testimony
"Testimony in Donald trump's second impeachment trial has been gripping but some networks that supported trump have let go of the story fox news channel pulled the plug on the proceedings and did so in mid sentence as California congressman Eric Swalwell presented new dramatic footage of the mob attacking the U. S. capitol last month and lawmakers running for safety fox dumped out of the coverage for its commentary show the five Jesse Watters complain the Democrats were going forward with the trial even though the political math didn't add up because he said Republicans will not convict the former president three other co host chimed in with the same theme then one Williams got to speak saying he was shocked that the network cut away the show went on I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
House prosecutors say Trump's actions were premeditated
"Continue to lay out their case against former President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial on the single count of incitement of insurrection connected with the attack on the Capitol building by his supporters last month. House managers say Trump spent months falsely claiming the election had been stolen from him. AP Soccer MADANI reports lead prosecutor Jamie Raskin says to those who were in the capital, January 6. They may have felt like chaos and madness, but there was method In the madness. Eric Swalwell argues the president had long laid the groundwork. He built this mob over many months convincing supporters the election had been stolen, summoning them to the capital. The day Congress was to certify Joe Biden's win and then urging them to fight like hell called arms. Jonah Goose and other prosecutors say the commander in chief had become insider in chief, watching with glee as the mob attack the capital and doing nothing to stop it. For that, They say the Senate must convict him.
Democrats: Trump 'built' mob behind Capitol riot
"In the Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. Eric Swalwell says Trump spent months building the mob that went to the capital, January. 6th. This was never about one speech. He built this mob over many months with repeated messaging until they believed that they had been robbed of their vote, and they would do anything to stop the certification. Jamie Raskin says Donald Trump set off the riot and then watch He watched it on TV like a reality show. He reveled in it. And he did nothing to help us as commander in chief. Instead, he served as the insider in chief sending tweets. It only further incited. The rampaging mob. The difficulty facing Trump's defense team became apparent at the start of the trial as they leaned on the process of the trial rather than the substance of the case against the former president. I'm Ed Donahue. The pole from The
Pelosi Will Deliver Articles Of Impeachment To Senate Monday, Triggering Trump’s Trial
"Like it's four below zero, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said to take the next step in former President Trump's second impeachment trial tomorrow. She plans to send a single article of impeachment. Through the Senate, according the four, accusing the former president of inciting the insurrection at the Capitol back on the sixth of January. California Congressman Eric Swalwell is one of the Democrats who will prosecute the case, He tells ABC News. There's plenty of evidence against the former president you already but we're waiting to see what the Senate rules will allow. But the president's words are well. Well known on his posts his retweeting here at one time retweeted over the summer, the best Democrat is a dead Democrat. He has called for violence so often it's also important. What he didn't do once this attack happened. Hours passed before he intervened and called for it to stop. The Senate impeachment trial is scheduled to
Impeachment of President Trump is Overkill
"Wars are on the impeachment conversation continues. Adam Kinzinger from Illinois. Has come out and said quote. It was not a hard decision to impeach. We didn't need to look for evidence. It was brought right to us. Even if that was true. That is not the way that we do. Anything of concern in our country. Look the if you wanted to censure the president, That's something completely different. If you want to decide it like what he said. We know that but impeachment As designed by our founders was never designed as a venting mechanism. It's supposed to be Thoughtful. It's not supposed to be like a parliamentary vote of no confidence. The House has set a terrible precedent with this. Impeachment is going to be like that text message. You sent your friend when you're angry, and then you regret it after you've cooled out, like impeached and you're gonna be like did we really just do that? After not allowing any cross examination of witnesses not allowing Any form at all whatsoever of People to be able to submit evidence. To the other side. And the answer is yes. And one of the impeachment managers was Eric Swalwell. Let's look at Marc Stein here who brilliantly. Talks about how G Ping had his own impeachment manager play tape. Is this or any number of hack mediocrities who could have taken the place off Swalwell on among the house impeachment managers, But she's just deciding to twist the knife. His Parimal thank Fang, the Marta Hari of the California Democrat Party. Was planted an intern in his office. Hey, then bodies the complete formula INTs on dysfunction of the
"eric swalwell" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"I do think that several members of Congress and some of my discussions have brought up media literacy because That is a part of what happened here. We're going to have to figure out How we raid in our media environment so that you can't just spew disinformation and misinformation. One of one of rain that she also said she was afraid she was gonna die in the capital storm the siege there. Eric Swalwell he of the Chinese honeypot spy crap. Listen to what he compares President Trump to this is with Judy Woodruff of the PBS Well, Osama bin Laden did not enter U. S soil on September 11, but it was widely acknowledged that he was responsible for inspiring the attack on our country and the president, with his words, using the words fight with speakers that he assembled that day who called for trial by combat. He said. We have to take names and kick ass that is hate speech that inspired and radicalized people to storm the capital. And when you read the indictments from the U. S attorney's office of people who've been arrested in their FBI interviews, they cite that they were called there by the president. They were in the capital because the president told him to do so. So we must hold this president accountable for his inciting words. Are you comparing President Trump to Osama bin Laden, complete In the words of a individual who would incite and radicalize somebody Osama bin Laden did to what President Trump did. You don't actually have to commit the violence yourself. But if you call others to violence That itself is a crime. So there you have with this guy who was compromised by the Chai calms, comparing the president of the United States. To Osama bin Laden, who is resulting in the deaths of 3000 people. We didn't hear the same kind of comparisons to the vested terrorist of Antifa and black lives matter that shot that changes stuff like What do we want dead cops. When? When do we want him now? And, you know, find like bacon pigs in a blanket. We never hear from the ark's wall Wills of the world. The man is an absolute left wing lunatic and the fact that he's access to classified information. Is, I think a hate crime in and of itself. Then there is Jake Tapper. CNN. Talking about Florida Congressman Brian Mast during his floor speech about impeachment the other day, listening what Jake Tapper said in one of most despicable moments on television because Congressman Brian Mast a Republican from Florida, who lost his legs, by the way, fighting for democracy abroad, although I don't know what is Don't know about his commitment to it here in the United States. That is just beyond the pale. That to me is the worst of all the ones I've just played. That to me is the worst questioning a veteran who received the Purple Heart. Who lost both of his legs in Afghanistan. Fighting for freedom is what he's fighting for. You know, there's all sorts of kinds of democracy, Jake, but he was fighting for our freedom, Our liberty and our constitutional republic and all you may have written a book. I'll post you may be familiar with the film. So next one film about the two living Medal of Honor winners Clint Roma. She was one. But he wrote a book about that. Shame on you. And shame on CNN that continues to employ people like this. That idiot Don lemon, who said Trump supporters. Basically or KKK supporters and Nazis and the actor. He's not a journalist. He's an actor Chris Cuomo. So there you have it. Those are some of the worst of the week. You could tell me which one you think is the worst. I vote for fake tapper, 7 43 traffic.
"eric swalwell" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"Andrew Cuomo, Katy Hill, Gavin Newsom, Nancy Pelosi, Eric Swalwell, Raphael Warnock. Well, you know what? I actually want to open this up to the phone lines because a 44 542 42. I think this would be an interesting topic. People have different opinions. Some people think that Nancy Pelosi had her worst year yet I'm looking at a new article from Town Hall. It's a speaker. Pelosi's favorability for 1/4 term is House speaker plummets. I mean between the ice cream the set up with the haircut. She had a bad year, and she started it by ripping up that state of the Union address, and she somehow got more bratty and more immature as a year went on. This 2020 has been hard on everyone, but it has been a terrible look for Nancy Pelosi. But it's stiff competition because Congressman Eric Swalwell Did have a very close relationship with the Chinese spy all the while accusing Donald Trump and his son and Jared Kushner of being Russian agents. So hypocrisy wise. He looks terrible. Then I'm reading a story right now. It just came out The New York Post about Katy Hill. And it says Katie Hill sues ex husband media outlets over non consensual porn So she had a bad year You heard Joe Borelli. In the last hour. If you miss that he's in New York City councilman and you should definitely check out the interview because he's phenomenal. Talking about Governor Andrew Cuomo and the lack of self awareness that guy has So long story long, Jared. I'm going to say Eric Swalwell, but it's It's tough to choose. Eric Swalwell maintains his lead at 39% 2nd Place goes to Nancy 18% Gavin Newsom, in third place with 15%. Andrew Cuomo at 14% Raphael Warnock, It's seven and Katy Hill. Had six. Yeah, Katie holes. Probably the Coming in last because she's just not as relevant anymore. At least he's got four shoulders to go home to cry on. That's true she was part of the trouble you guys might remember is how he likes to call it the through people. Um yeah, guys, So we got the phone lines and everyone's calling in. So that's great. We're gonna go to that in a second, but it is tough to decide. 2020 has been quite a year for these politicians and Hey, I don't see this ending Well for Nancy Pelosi as far as being elected House speaker again. I mean, she has made a fool of herself so many times, and she contradicts what she says. We have the Internet. Even if we didn't have the Internet, we have memories that go back further than one day for her to go one day, saying this $600 checks are significant and then last year about the tax cuts, or maybe it was more than a year ago, her saying those air crumbs And then today, saying, I always wanted to get people to $1000. I'm glad that Trump decided this. Would say, how stupid does she think we are, but Know how stupid she thinks we are. And it's how stupid All of these politicians think we are s. Oh, yeah, We will get to that. We have more sound to get, too, was well here. Let me just find my cut sheet. There's so much to go over. It's been a wild day and all the while, um I just keep seeing stories about And Jared. He didn't do well in the poll question. Raphael Warnock has been having a pretty rough time as well. And we have some of that body cam footage. So here's the situation he is running in Georgia. There's a big George A runoff election is on January. 5th and Raphael Warnock is the Democrat who was running and he's had. He's had a few scandals up to this point. Recently, some old body cameras released of his wife telling cops that he's a great actor, but he crossed the line. How's the sound erred? Is it good quality? All right, Let's play. This man's running United States Senate and cares about right now. Just reputation. I work in the mayor's office, and this is a big problem. I've been trying to be very quiet about the way that he is, for the sake of my kids and his reputation. I've tried to keep the way that he x under wraps for a long time, and today he crossed the line, so that is what is going on here, and he's a great actor. He is phenomenal, putting on a really good show. And.
"eric swalwell" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Follow this program, always at town Hall Review. Let's start with China as things start quieting down, following one of the most rancorous elections in recent history for threats from China are increasing. But the most recent of these threats aren't in the military vein seems to some high level elected officials are president elect included, have gotten a bit too cozy with the Chinese. Most startling example, comes from four term California congressman has been implicated in a years long romantic relationship with a known Chinese female spy. It's like a bad novel. This woman's been known that they had liaisons with other officials. No question, representative Eric Swalwell, who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, was a prize for the Chinese. Colonel Kurt Schlichter, a retired army colonel. One of my great friends sitting in this week for Hugh Hewitt, Kurt turned to New York Congressman Lee Zeldin Way Am I correct in saying you've been promoted Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve? I have? Yeah. No, it's a true honor to continue to serve. My background has been more military than it has been. Serving in Congress. You understand about, uh, counterintelligence and spy threats and you know, in the House of representatives Right now, we've got Eric Swalwell, the pungent, reputable representative from California and he fell into a honey trap, and he's still on the House Select Intelligence Committee. How did that happen? That that's filled with questions that people are asking in search of answers and the first attempt that you'll see the first round of answers that are gonna come from House Democrats. Are going to be an attempt to dodge to get past the story. Hope it goes away. We move on to other stuff. I don't see that happening here and the questions have followed You almost Starting to see that second wave of questions The speaker Pelosi, for example, and what you start finding if you're saying communications director for Speaker of the house, you said it. Listen, Madam Speaker. This isn't going to work. We're gonna have to actually answer the question. Every single member of Congress. Is a target for foreign countries, and especially if you serve on the House Intelligence Committee, you are a prime target because of your expanded access. Some of our government's biggest secret. So this is this is a serious issue Beyond your just a day's news cycle of something to talk about. Well, representative Lee Zeldin. I'm just, you know. Look, Eric Swalwell ran for president. Uh, unsuccessfully, I think he did even worse than noted Furry bait. Oh, And You know, I got to say he's the kind of guy who's dumb enough to think this Beijing Bimbo was after him for his mind and his achievements. How do we How do we get the Democrats to take the threat of China? Seriously, because obviously guys like swell, well, art, and he could see Pelosi isn't It's interesting. I mean, I've heard on multiple levels. They're compromised as it relates to China. One is you have the historical status quo way of thinking so some are just ingrained. In continuing to think the way that they've always think they've always thought for years or decades of their service, So that's one issue to is. You see individuals who get compromised. Yeah. Joe Biden Hunter, Biden Biden Family. You start to make business dealing decisions and you get compromised at at that next level. And then third is they see it? Well, we're just Going through and coming off of a rough experience for our country's relates to Corona virus. I mean, that started in China and when you have this desire to resist oppose, impeaching, obstruct President Trump and anyone associated with him with regard to everything and anything. You start to provide cover to China because you're afraid that if you go after China, then somehow you can't blame President Trump for Corona virus as much as you want to That third piece is the political calculation where Democrats see you to their advantage to provide cover on multiple levels were compromised. It comes to our vulnerabilities toward China and the Chinese Communist Party. There's no one more accomplished than Gordon Chang. He's published several books Most recently the Great U. S. China Tech War. He was the guest of my Salem College in New York City, Kevin McCollum. From am 9 70 the answer. It just seems like China is everywhere. They're connected to everyone, particularly in the Democratic Party. And if the strategy against Swalwell is typical of how it's carried out, I spoke with former national security adviser Rich Rick Grenell this week, and it seems like they have this, send them into the college and then, like align themselves with local politicians and followed them through their career. Strategy being executed all over the country. Gordon is a true well, It certainly is true. And as you point out, the most striking thing about China's approach toward Eric Swalwell was not that it started when he was on the House Intel committee which of course would be important for him. It started when he was a council member in Dublin City, California, So China has identified politicians all across the US and, you know, helps them influences them, corrupts them infiltrates them. Whatever. And so this really shows that China's approach to the United States is comprehensive across the board, because it's not somebody like a council member from a locality in California. Was also the son of the den, sitting Vice President Hunter Biden. So this is across the board. They're going to make a serious play at crippling us if Joe Biden Is the is the president elect, are they not? Well, whoever is going to be president sworn in as president on January 20. They're going to make a play for us. And the reason is that China seeks to overthrow the government of the U. S. They tried that this year, for instance, by inciting violence on American streets. They did that out of the Houston consulate, according to Radio Free Asia. And we know that Chinese leaders see jumping believes that China is the world's only sovereign state in which means, where sort of a A minor outpost on the world being in North America having allegiance to China. So when we look at all of this just China demand subservience from us and they are not only trying to subvert us..
McCarthy, Pelosi receive FBI briefing on Swalwell
"Meanwhile, Republicans air calling for Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell to resign from his position in the Intelligence committee this as House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi received a briefing today from the FBI on Swab ALS association with an alleged Chinese spying. I just think for what I know for what the FBI presented, it is without it. Shadow of a doubt. I have no question as a Republican leader, I would never appoint anyone with that information I have on them. McCarthy, speaking on Fox is the story with Martha
Republicans react to Swalwell relationship with suspected Chinese spy
"Radio News Bureau. I'm lance Pride. Republicans are reacting to the allegations of a Democratic congressmen's relationship with a Chinese spy. California Democrat Congressman Eric Swalwell began a relationship with the woman suspected of being a Chinese by Accused by Christine Thing helped raise money for his 2014 congressional re election campaign and recruited at least one intern for his office. Republican congressman from Florida Michael Walls tells Fox News. This is only the beginning. Look, this is the tip of the iceberg. At this point. That's been a year on the China task force, and it is in our universities, students. It's research institutions. We really need to get a handle on this for
"eric swalwell" Discussed on It's All Political
"Ordinary Americans make them believe that you know there's some sort of coup in place and that they would do all they could to protect, and that's why you count on. The candidate is losing gracefully acknowledged feet and move on, and if he doesn't do that, you could see people who have already shown a willingness not take their weapons to state capitals to come to Washington, and that's what I'm thinking about. Is I think this through in the power of his words, and in what could happen. Didn't that's that's worries? He noted in your book that one possible source of his desperation is that he could have criminal exposure once he leaves office Where do you think he's formidable legally being prosecuted as a for a president? I believe first and foremost he's vulnerable for obstruction of Congress and obstruction of justice for what he did in the Mueller. Investigation, and in Bob Muller in his reports of at least ten instances, and so he would still be subject to those. If he was not reelected, he's reelected. He will outlive the statute of limitations on those Of course, there's the individual one issue that he has with Michael Cohen, a in so I think at least on those two. But you, what's interesting? I asked the FBI director on the Judiciary Committee. If. Considering that the president charged with the crime. If they would even investigate him for a crime and kind of keep it on the shelf and then take it off if he was ever come out of office to take it to a prosecutor. And I you know I I, don't know you know. The FBI doesn't talk about ongoing investigations but I couldn't gleaned from the director. You know what the policy would be in an I said just take from out of his just any president knowing that. You can't guide them. which you still look in workup and investigation, and so I I don't know what else. They're not doing investigations because they don't think they could indict him. You would almost hadn't. He would be subject to probably a lot from what he's done in office but all that said John I hope that we go back seeing independence of prosecutor offices I don't think politicians should be influencing, who or how someone's prosecuted and I trust that president. Biden would restore that in the president would be treated just as fair as any other suspect. Carson one thing we've seen in the last month or so is trump's approval? Ratings have taken quite a quite a hit I. usually we have a nation in crisis Americans tend to rally around their president right now. We have two three crises at once that pandemic and economic class hero, the civil unrest out. What do you think people are not rallying behind the president hearing in? What do you think this pretends for the election? He hasn't asked him. He hasn't asked them to rally together. As a country I was. Twenty. Is a Capitol Hill Intern for the late Ellen Tauscher when September eleventh happened, I was working in a democratic office, but I I. In many Democrats rally behind President Bush. When he went to the rebel at the world. Trade Center held the microphone the Ol- Horn up and said the firefighters I I can hear you on. That was a moment in our country and for. A couple of years, we were all behind the president. He enjoyed your approval ratings above eighty percent I need. This president could have done that in the in the Kobe crisis. Instead again he you know rejected. The science insulted. The governors were taking steps trion. Keep all of us safe. He called it a democratic cokes because he saw that an economic collapse could hurt his presidency and I. Think it's just that he. He has an ass. It is just. Whenever he sees no division. He widens it and instead of trying to bring us together. lavas lies congressman. If I can ask you a final question this nation is very deeply polarized. Probably in some ways as poor is this week, bend made even since the civil war What do you think can be done to change that to bring Americans together? Listen to each other continue to have conversations with people that we don't agree with I happen to be i. my parents are Republicans. My brothers, most of them are Republicans my in laws and Indiana. My father in law the trump supporter, and my wife grew up with the pence family and I actually learned a lot. My other law father in law about their perspective, and sometimes I'll even admit that It will change the way you view an issue or away that I you know will call out the president. You don't have to attack him. For every single thing you disagree with his then. People like me just can't tell the difference. so I think listening more to each other is important, but I think for. Vice. President Biden if he does become president. President I would strongly encourage him to put together a team of rivals in his cabinet, and not just one Republican, but really put together a team of rivals of Republicans and Democrats until leave the country forward I the he would find the American people in the Congress I would race back, and it would take us up out of this device of whole that. Congressman. Thank you so much for taking the time this feat. Get today and congratulations on your new book in Game Inside the impeachment of Donald J, trump congressman, thank you. I thank you Jim. I'd like to Congressman Eric Swallow. Well, we're coming back on the podcast today. His Book Endgame Inside the Impeachment of Donald J trump is available wherever you obtain books. I'd like to thank John. D. S.. For guest hosting the podcast again today. And I'd like to thank the King King Kaufman for producing today's episode and remember whether you leave office peacefully or have to be dragged out kicking and screaming. 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"eric swalwell" Discussed on It's All Political
"Congressman Eric Swallow. I WANNA congressman. And thinking if somebody is is reading this book thinking about? Running for Congress of one of the things you really spell out is the impact on your family you for first elected to Congress, it young single single man. Now you have a family and you talk about you wrote about the burden on your White Britney Those those precious moments with your your son Nelson were were meetings either. You're getting you up very early on a critical day of hearing or when you're rushing to pick him up between hearings what I mean. It definitely is difficult on a young family as yours. What do you think Congress can do to make itself more family friendly? I, will it. It took a pandemic for this to happen, but embrace a technologies at an if you remember, John What am I first bills is a freshman. It thirty one with no wife, no kids I was to have remote capability for us to meet remotely. If needed on committee and also vote remotely if on the consensus bills the consent. Consent calendar, so to speak that we had, and I would get five or six was sponsors, and it was panned as oh, he's just a millennial who doesn't want to in person. He's of the facebook. Generation just wants to do everything virtue Ori-, and when the pandemic happens new, I thought this was an opportunity to you. Dust off. That legislation proposed again. Again and worked not actually any order, a single mom of three kids who was elected in twenty eighteen, and now I have to a three year old and a one year old. My wife works on the road and travels almost as often Ayden for her job, and so I thought well. This is one family, friendly policy, but in a pandemic giving us. US This capability a certainly will allow us to be more agile and responsive to the needs, but I wanted to attract the best and brightest in diverse that we versus began in the country. I'm afraid that if we don't have some remote capabilities for young families that we could see people just take a pass when their communities would really need them. I couldn't help but note that that. Your chapter on your run for President was seven pages. Twenty web pages was out a matter of modesty or humility, or he just didn't have that many great stories to tell her widely seven pages candidate for president United States. Yeah, and it felt like it only lasted about seven pages I I ran to win, and I wanted to make a difference in the hardest part was facing the reality that it just wasn't taking, and we were not going to be able to know. Meet the continued thresholds the on the debate stage. And I didn't WanNa drag my family my staff. My supporters might constituents through something. That was just an absolute long shot. Is I mentioned in the book. At the At the end of June when we had the first debate, that's when we finally had procured Muller Testimony Act, and so I got out of the second week of July, and a couple of weeks later optimal sitting before us in that seems like of all the things I've done. In the last couple of years, running for president was important issue of gun violence. Continue to work on. But It takes its appropriate place in the book and. Who've those debates were tough with so many candidates on stage in comal Harris Tutu Alameda County prosecutors on that stage I was proud to stand with her as we both really decried coming out of office and No, she's shortlist for being vice president. Think, she would make a good candidate for vice-president. Yes, yeah, an other person that I've worked with that. I really admire and come to know vow demings. On the Judiciary Committee your former Police Chief of Orlando at ends a certainly with nervous conversations in our country about policing a the black community I've been up close and personal with bow, advocacy and I the Democrats on both judiciary and intelligence committee. She's the real deal and both. Able to work with both a in Vowel, and we'd be blessed and fortunate to have either them as our nominee. You mentioned a number of points in the book that the trump. White House is basically a crime spree in progress, at which one of the reasons he saw the urgency for impeachment. Also, mentioned in a source of concern for this November election that he would do anything to win. Are you seeing evidence of that? Yes. In fact. I believe the continued. We saw in California couple of weeks ago when we had a special election in early May, the twenty fifth district, and because, of Kobe, it was one hundred percent Mellon balloting election. The president repeatedly was saying the outcome was going to be fraudulent because of melon balance of course Republican one, and then he never said another thing about that race, but I think what he's doing is. He's seeding the doubt that he will call on if. If he does lose and I don't see him leaving office up peacefully. I don't see that tradition of peaceful transfer of power happening I I. See him you know protesting. That is a fraudulent election, a filing frivolous lawsuits in my fear and a chief security officer a former. She's thirty off. Sir, from a fortune. One Hundred Company told me two weeks ago. That his biggest fear is that outside interference in this election will not come. During the election, a period that will come in the interim period between election day in moderation day, because that's when our adversaries will recognize that'll be as so intense, and Americans could be so divided that if you were to amplify the president's in bogus claims at that point. That would be the most effective and it gave me do slump secure that and while we're a country where you only need the majority to win. I think a lot of Democrats feel like we need supermajority to win because. It can't be close. It can't be close for the courts because we don't have a court that we can count on. I believe in the Supreme Court and can't be close as vice president. Biden was alluding to today for the military officer who may have physically pull the president out if he refuses to leave. Do you think it would literally be that traumatic I? Mean I've the peaceful transition of power in this country. It's just something wonderful. The behold I was there in nineteen eighty when. Jimmy Carter laughter Ronald Reagan came in. Obviously, you were there for the Obama to trump transition. D. Do you think this will just be a better court battles, but he off physical conflict, so in the book in John I mentioned that actually think when push comes to shove at the president. He's a coward that he backs down in so actually think that that made prove true here that he would actually go that far because. I don't think he is as tough as he wants us all to believe, but my real fear though is that if he is refusing to accept the outcome of the election. What happens if that you know those militia men who were going to Michigan with her salt rifles to protest, happy to stay indoors or the people who went to Virginia protests the gun safety laws that were being. With their rifles. What happens if those folks think that they have to go to the white? House to you know to protect the president. Is really seems like that that worry me that he could. Take.
"eric swalwell" Discussed on It's All Political
"All, and he never interviewed the president, and I don't want to second guess such an honorable manner, give equivalence between molar trump but. The president got in his head and I. Sat in the book that one of the brilliant. Tactics, the president is able to deploy is that he can accuse you of doing something you have not yet done, and then you start second guessing yourself about whether you are. Validating something the president is accusing you or example in two thousand sixteen when trump was saying, the election is going to be rigged over and over. We found in our Russian investigation that there was a hesitancy to attributed the attack to Russia and a hesitancy to have. Know a more public naming and shaming of Russia because there was a fear that it could, he'd into Donald Trump's accusations that a rush that the election would be rig, obviously his favor, and so he's able to get people who are responsible in experience at the kind of do what he wants to do, and I think with Muller, I saying it was a witch hunt, and that was going to long looking finances would be a red line I think it got in their head, and and for no good reason other than they would prove donald trump right, even though the right thing to do would have ended actors and Susan put him in an interview chair. But at the things I liked about your book Congressman out, As being someone who follows the news fairly closely, hobbies there was familiar with. From the outside looking in. Was your description of some of your relationships with your colleagues. You know your description of Adam schefter. The friendship you had with him and his ability. I didn't realize. All those very eloquent statements was making them is doing it without notes you talked about him and you also quite a bit about in there about Nancy was the and what a masterful tactician she was, and how as impeachment when she was very disciplined, making sure that. You and other members of of the House Caucus. Would talk about the other things that you were doing to can't take away that talking point. How how comfortable were you in in talking about the your colleagues and relationship with them? Yeah, you know you don't want to betray any confidences, but I also felt when you asked earlier you know. Why did I write this book? I felt a responsibility to. The history I was privileged to be a part a small part of? Historical impeach him and was able to sit next to Speaker Pelosi. During you'll every a steering and policy meeting I share the Steering Policy Committee we meet once a week, the first night that we're back in Washington. And she says just my ride and able to observe her the caucus through impeachment, and for her like it was something we had to do. She's in. June wanted to define our majority, and she was sincere in that all along the way just hammering. To members to talk about what we're doing on health, talk about your what we've already a passed and the that's leadership. She's not a breaking news speaker a meaning. She doesn't turn on the TV and see breaking news story and say we have to react to this right now. Who she has a plan. She knows where she wants to take. The country and caucus she sticks to Cheech is so focused in has a vision and You don't see we'll might not very often. Cabbage certainly keeps track of the news. Eric mentioned the at the time that you were on the eleventh hour with Brian Liens. Next morning that that you'd struggled to stay away for it and yet she had commented on. Yes she. She seems to be omnipresence in the she. She has a good handle of where her members are, and that's. A special thing about being a speaker you know. She's not she's not only Nancy Pelosi the member of Congress or San Francisco. She has to reflect where constituents are, but to lead the Caucasus speaker new. She has to know where every member is to know those votes to pass legislation in. That's a very difficult difficult job, she. Has Proven over and over that she can do. Carson yet some spare, but I thought killing passages about some your interactions with the Republicans on that committee who were so vitriolic in the open session. You know you talked about. Being on the gym next to Jim Jordan on the elliptical machine or encountered Doug Hall in the coming out of out of the restroom. which he described it seemed to me is a long way from the days when members of Congress might have strongly different views. But, we're really had a clear relationship. It sounds like things are pretty dark. Frosty there on Capitol Hill. Oh Oh. Yes, it's badge on. And I went to Congress. I ran against a forty year incumbent who was regarded as the most liberal member of Congress by most rankings and is the son of your to Republicans. I wanted to do all I could to try and build consensus and I formed a caucus called the United Solutions Caucus and worked with freshmen, applicants, and Democrats in something changed when Donald Trump was elected and I talk about it in the book back in the fog. The two thousand sixteen election I sought to set up an independent commission because I saw how successful it was after September eleven I wanted an independent commission to look at what Russia had gone, so it would never happen again. And I saw Republicans. Friends of mine no express concern is well about what Russia had done, but when I tried to press them to join me to just have independent commission outside Congress that's where you could tell. They were afraid they would say things like well if he tweets, he wins or have already had my head law off because I went against him during the presidential primary. But. They still would privately expressed concern. In that over time in the question I get the from. People is please tell me that behind the scenes. They know how destructive reckless president is and I tell I wish I could say that's. Not The case now they're just enablers. Denial anymore full on enabling him and what I miss the most. Is having those relationships that I think have been freighted. It's not just for me. I think a lot of my colleagues. Miss that and I hope that if we do have the house, the White House and the Senate twenty twenty one that there are sincere efforts on our side, reach out and try and rebuild some relationships living on the country will. Really want. After a short break swallow talks about how the coronavirus pandemic can change Congress. In a good way. Join. 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California moves up primary, wants bigger impact 2020 vote
"So California wanted to be more relevant in the democratic nominating committee process and they've moved their primary up right so now we're gonna be voting on Tuesday on super Tuesday for the first time instead of in June what sort of impact is gonna have on the racetrack let's start with you well I think a lot of people are just thrilled to California's if relevant this year more so than if we had our primary in June which is where used to be you know that the nomination is still up for grabs in California has four hundred fifteen delegates up for grabs in particular that's that's gonna have a big impact the problem with California's it's so expensive you know to campaign here and so we've seen the candidates come here raise money but not too many of them have really been here campaigning except for like very recently and so they're they're spending time in Texas and other places where there can they can be on television for less money no and I think another reason was moved up is perhaps to help California candidates like Kamala Harris and perhaps Eric Swalwell they dropped out and so you have to say that you know in in I think if Eskom Herskovitz help make California more relevant she would say no and there are a couple pulls out this week that show that Bernie Sanders certainly has the lead among likely democratic voters here in California it can anyone take that away from him or is it just has to win at this time I mean look after twenty sixteen we don't make predictions on an X. ray I think that it would be very surprising if anyone were to beat Bernie Sanders however as you said it was with Warren is in second and not change research KQED poll she certainly stands if those numbers are right to pick up some delegates which could help her momentum a lot of people who have gotten their vote by mail ballot sixteen million were sent out or holding on to them way later than they have in years past including if you look at people who analyze this like Paul Mitchell says that that includes people who are very consistent voters so it's not as if it's just like people about their ballots and maybe they're not gonna turn them and it does seem like they've been waiting to see these debates to seem about it to see South Carolina so I do think that Joe Biden you know what happens in South Carolina could really help him stay in this race I think if you're Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren or Joe Biden you might hope that the other candidates are cold and it comes at a two or three way race after super Tuesday but there's still a lot up in the air at this point the big question too is can't other how many other candidates are gonna hit that fifteen percent threshold because in order to get any delegates in a congressional district or statewide you have to get fifteen percent so the more that Bernie Sanders gets the less of the pie there is for the other candidates to divide up so you could have a situation where Bernie Sanders if he reaches forty five fifty percent of the vote no one else reaches fifteen percent that would be a huge win for him but I mean everything because it is absolutely right in terms of how hard it is to campaign her expensive it is but let's be clear it's February you know Mar almost March third there months ago well but also like if if this is the primary was happening in June in California this nomination be locked up so we are relevant we do matter we just don't get the same attention they get in Iowa New Hampshire South Carolina because there's four forty million of it all the more relevant because were earlier absolutely and I think that you know you're seeing in terms of both the attention we're getting from the candidates but also just from the national media for once let's turn a little bit and talk about property can you tell me a little bit about what this will do and what's significant about research yes this is a measure that's kind of been talked about for a long time in San Francisco it would essentially penalize folks who own properties that keep about street level vacant storefronts are talking about commercial properties and this is really been a problem in neighborhoods including North Beach are are we are other commercial corridors it's interesting because this is one of those things that I think you know some property owners aren't too happy about the ideas you get taxed if you leave it vacant if you fill it you're okay you don't have that tax the money that would be raised would go to small businesses you know people against it say why are you making it even harder retails already suffering but I think what's interesting is you look at who's lined up on in support of it and the town that doesn't agree on much the mayor is on board the more progressive supervisors us poorer the chronicle endorsed it it's less controversial than I would have expected and is this Scott because of the flight that we're seeing with I think so and you know I just friends just anecdotally when I talk to people who have been in that place for many many many years harvest market on on Market Street for example they were there thirty years and the rent got doubled and that's storefront is still vacant it was over a year and a half ago and so what happens is you get homeless people you get blight it's better to send a looks bad this less inviting to people want to go shop on that blocker in that neighborhood and so you know I think that there's just a concern that it's it's are these languages being greedy waiting for a big chain store to command or a bank or something like that who can afford these top dollar rents and what's even in that that's the case let's make him pay something for you know for that sort of work it out it's a small business and enterprise yeah right right so we do have South Carolina coming up and so talking about South Carolina Joe Biden certainly has to win in this state from everything he said really do you think there's any chart for him if he does not win South Carolina can he move forward he really needs to do well I mean he has said very categorically I'm going to win South Carolina and you know he needs that moment it's a first of all he's been staking problems chips on South Carolina show the African American vote is going to be really a firewall for him and then going into super Tuesday that would give momentum to some of the other states like Alabama Tennessee Texas you know where they're more African American voters and I you know if he comes in second or just barely wins in South Carolina just be more consternation and anxiety among the democratic insiders like but I think maybe some pressure for him to get out but that's gonna it's gonna be a tough call but if he does really well it could sling shot him into super Tuesday that really well means winning it doesn't seem coming in one close by a double digit margin I think that that is the key here he has to not only win but win big and he has to really show that he has that support from the African American community and I think other communities as well because we know this year that communities of color women of color in particular are going to be key if Democrats really want to be a take on trump and beat him in November and has Joe Biden been able to solidify any of those groups with the when the women of color around him well I think if you look at the polls he's doing exceptionally well among African American voters but interestingly California billionaire Tom Steyer's actually cut into that margin he's been running a lot as we talk about triage he has really put his chips on South Carolina as well I'm I think that does raise questions and I think the splitting of the vote amongst the more centrist candidates is really making it hard for some voters to make that call do they go with Bloomberg with his deep pockets so they go with you know Joe Biden who they know it's certainly some younger African Americans in South Carolina really likes tire yeah I think there's a big generational divides Marie's this point you know a lot of older African Americans really like Joe Biden was younger ones are like more open to Bernie Sanders Tom's tire one of the younger candidates a few words before we go corona virus suddenly putting health care front center well I don't think it's gonna scare people from voting but it you know we see what's happening with the Dow and if the stock market tanks further in the economy begins to really have a hard time even that takes away one of the pillars of Donald trump's argument for being reelected and that's where it could have an impact we just don't know where is where it's going and where it's going to be come the fall Scott Schaefer and Marie's Lagos thank you so much for being
Rep. Eric Swalwell calls on Senate to subpoena John Bolton
"House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler says the house expects to continue its investigations into president trump's conduct even after today's acquittal of the president in the Senate impeachment trial speaking with reporters Nadler says the house will likely subpoena former national security adviser John Bolton Bolton had said he would comply with the Senate subpoena during the impeachment trial but the Senate voted against calling a witness
"eric swalwell" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Far the evidence is uncontradicted that the president use taxpayer dollars to ask the Ukrainians to help and she's an election the audio you heard at the top Eric Swalwell the congressman from California live on MSNBC out of his rhetoric in his propaganda let's hear that again Matt just crest so far the evidence is uncontradicted that the president use taxpayer dollars to ask the premiums to help and she's an election and if didn't miss a beat see a Democrat I was talking about this the other day my grandfather my maternal grandfather I remember this even as a kid he would be at the breakfast table and I'm standing at the rex whirling breakfast visiting mama grams grandpa and grandma and Iowa and he would either fart birth or hick up any talk to ago yarn here what do you want like he was talking to it but you I mean but Swalwell denied it he wants to try it Hey did admit it you better quit it that's all I'm saying Eric and that's in a large Eric Swalwell yeah you're right he didn't miss a beat no no you you're missing the F. Jim Hart joining us in Tom what's your name Tom cross chip large fees and they're very outdoors and occasional carpetbagger for me yeah there you go yeah joining us on this report so segment you've got back up today I wanted to ask you we had the story yesterday that I saw a local twelve news on Tuesday night there's a picture of five women they all very stocky well built women I I wouldn't what what I wouldn't go stocky I I would want to run into them in a dark alley with them mad at me let's put it this way they were very very I wouldn't I athletic yes athletic I was gonna say bush but athletics better okay and Atlantic holding their fishing equipment in there fishing poles in the banner underneath and this had to be a joke by the producer who was in charge of of putting that the graphics on the screen it said all women's team competes in tuna turn of it Mexico and sank suggested that maybe you could be their culture their trainer when it comes to competing in an all women to return of the Jedi order than a red snapper tournament yes that's right got a point I could be I I'd rather be a trainer yeah the train will to tune as a ten speed more pain red snapper gets the name read because it it looks right flank that that's more of an external it looks it looks kinda icky right yes later they grow up nicely ship I'll ask you the question at sake would not well he answered in the negative to have them on the big out update on the big outdoors should have a update on the all women's team in the to the tournament in Mexico on the big outdoor once and I I would I will I will make sure that tomorrow morning before my show well I don't have a producer that kind of hooks these P. oaks these women up for me I have to go look them up myself okay so I mean everybody else around here and we will make money doing their work for we will make maybe a fisherman of women's tuna tournament teams chip part excellent if you like tuna I love to I do too thank city got sick said he does not like to know which surprised me said look like a tuna guy yes they do they have women's **** immense too bad okay but it will your view if you have dietary challenges the albacore tuna is actually the best for you thank you very much for that there you go that's right essential oils which are good for lowering cholesterol and the like and removing plaque from clogged arteries correct which I have a few of those in writing and I know that you recently had surgery of stand surgery yes and now your diet and medication although night medication you seem to be doing better than I am because you're not happy about any of the food I'm not happy about any salt listen herky hot **** laude reliable yeah horrible it is awful awful said good no launches into this stewed report very Jeff.
"eric swalwell" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Why is this Eric Swalwell on TV everywhere she particularly intelligent now. he looks like he ran into a bus why is this guy he he was the first one out on the Democrat side for president why don't. he let me what's the point. I guess there is no fun I want to remind you that the media. look what they did the cabin on like a they lied look at the Russian collusion matter look how they lied like hell they still cover up for the Obama administration. yes look at the. what a bunch of freaks. after the top of the hour I want to read you something that our body Philip bump. Philip bump over there to Washington composted or as I like to com Philly bump. and I don't even know you Philly. just to show you how they distort the news they can't help it. it's been bred into them they've been trained to lie to advance their agenda. liberty and learning. get on a healthy democracy these two things are mutually supportive. in America take today however the bond is broken. to help repair the breach Hillsdale college's launch the van Andel graduate school of government in the nation's capital. unlike other graduate programs hill still teaches politics as a human activity alright oriented toward justice a series of choices. guided in the best case by right principles. but made an ever changing circumstances that require prudence to achieve the best attainable results. rejecting the idea that we have nothing to learn from the past hill's tells curriculum combines the careful reading of primary sources in serious historical inquiry..
"eric swalwell" Discussed on KTOK
"Why is this Eric Swalwell on TV everywhere she critically intelligent no. he looks like he ran into a bus why is this guy he he was the first one out on the Democrat side for present why don't. see in ME what's the point. I guess there is no fun I want to remind about the media. but what they did the cabin on a look of a line look at the Russian collusion matter look how they lied like hell they still cover up for the Obama administration. just look at the. what a bunch of freaks. after the top of the hour I want to read you something that our body Philip bump. Philip bump over there to Washington compost said or as I like to com Philly bump. and I don't even know you Philly. just to show you how they distort the news they can't help it. it's been bred into them they've been trained to lie to advance their agenda. liberty and learning. get on a healthy democracy these two things are mutually supportive. in America take today however the bond is broken. to help repair the breach Hillsdale college's launch the van Andel graduate school of government in the nation's capital. unlike other graduate programs hill still teaches politics as a human activity alright oriented toward justice a series of choices. guided in the best case by right principles. but made an ever changing circumstances that require prudence to achieve the best attainable results. rejecting the idea that we have nothing to learn from the past hill's does curriculum combines the careful reading of primary sources in serious historical inquiry..
"eric swalwell" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Why is this Eric Swalwell on TV everywhere she critically intelligent now. he looks like he ran into a bus why is this guy he he's the first one out on the Democrat side for present wise young. he let me what's the point. I guess there is no fun I want to remind you that the media. that's what they did the cabin a look of a line look at the Russian collusion matter look how they lied like hell they still cover up for the Obama administration. yes look at the. what a bunch of freaks. after the top of the hour I want to read you something that our body Philip bump. Philip bump over there the washing composted or as I like to com Philly bump. and I don't even know you Philly. just to show you how they distort the news they can't help it. it's been bred into them they've been trained to lie to advance their agenda. liberty and learning. get on a healthy democracy these two things are mutually supportive. in America take today however the bond is broken. to help repair the breach Hillsdale college's launch the van Andel graduate school of government in the nation's capital. unlike other graduate programs hill still teaches politics as a human activity alright oriented toward justice a series of choices. got it in the best case by right principles. but made an ever changing circumstances that require prudence to achieve the best attainable results. rejecting the idea that we have nothing to learn from the past hill's does curriculum combines the careful reading of primary sources in serious historical inquiry. students learn how to apply the principles of free government in advance the cause of constitutionalism and liberty again in the context of ever changing circumstances. hill's tells me van Andel school of government it's a program unlike any.
"eric swalwell" Discussed on KCRW
"Thank you Sir the director Mr swallow you recognized thank you director Miller is a prosecutor you would agree that Eric Swalwell in fact why is sort of structure tampers with witnesses or destroys evidence during an investigation back generally back conduct can be used to show a consciousness of guilt would you agree with that yes let's go through the different people associated with the trump campaign and this investigation who lied to you and other investigators to cover up their disloyal and unpatriotic conduct if we could put exhibit eight up director more I'm showing you campaign chairman Paul man a fort political adviser Roger stone deputy campaign manager Rick gates national security adviser Michael Flynn Donald trump's personal attorney Michael Cullen and foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos the six individuals have each been charged convicted or lie to your officer other investigators is that right S. although I look askance at the Mr stone because he is yeah he he is in a in a different case here in DC so national security adviser Flynn lied about discussions with the Russian ambassador related to sanctions is that right that's correct Michael Cole in light of this committee about trump tower Moscow is that correct yes George Papadopoulos the president's senior foreign policy adviser lied to the FBI about his communications about Russia's possession of dirt on Hillary Clinton is that right yes the president's campaign chairman Paul man a fort lied about meetings that he had with someone with ties to Russian intelligence that crashed that's true in your investigation was hampered by trump campaign officials use of encryption communications is that right we believe that to be the case you also believed to be the case that your investigation was hampered by the deletion of electronic messages is that correct Hey would be yes and generally any case would be if those kinds of communications are are used for example you noted that deputy campaign manager Rick gates who shared internal campaign polling data with the person with ties to Russian intelligence at the direction of men for that Mister gates deleted those communications on a daily basis is that right I I take your word I have to say I don't know specifically but it's in the report and then I supported that's right director it's volume one page one thirty six thank you in addition to that other information was inaccessible because your office determined it was protected by attorney client privilege is that correct that is true that would include that you do not know whether communications between Donald Trump and his personal attorneys Jay Sekulow Rudy Giuliani and others discourage witnesses from cooperating with the government is that right unlike a talk to the that would also mean that you can't talk to whether or not pardons were dangled through the president's attorneys because the shield of attorney client privilege hi I'm naked discuss at did you want to interview Donald Trump junior and I like I discuss that did you subpoena don from Turner and unlike a discuss that did you want to interview the president yes director molar on January first twenty seventeen through March twenty nineteen Donald Trump met with vitamin sit Hooton in person six times called him ten times in exchange for letters with him between that time period how many times did you meet with Donald Trump like a a get into he would not be with you in person is that correct he did not as a result of lies deletion of text messages obstruction and witness tampering is it fair to say that you were unable to fully assess the scope and scale of Russia's interference in the twenty sixteen election and trump's role in that interference I'm not certain I would job that characterization in total the maybe pieces of it the racket but not until but you did state in volume one page ten that while this report in bodies factual and legal determinations the office believes it to be accurate and complete to the greatest extent possible given these identified gaps the office cannot rule out the possibility that the unavailable information which shed additional light is that correct that is correct we don't know what we don't know why is it so important that witnesses cooperate and tell the truth in an investigation like this as a testimony of the witnesses goes to the heart of just about any criminal case you have thank you and Mister chairman I go back and thank you direct among Mister funk thank you Mister chairman Mister Muller especially Republican on your state related to the origin of the counterintelligence investigations of the trump campaign on occasion was the steel dossier one of those documents that was reviewed and I can't discuss the case I'm just asking a process question have you read the steel dossier and to get a like a respond to the you were tasked as special counsel to investigate whether there was collusion between Russia and the trump campaign associates to interfere with the twenty sixteen election and the FBI we know has relevant documents and information related to the opening of the C. I. investigation were you and your team permitted to access all of those documents again I can't get into that investigative what we can well we collected what we're doing with the investigation the investigation to reels let me ask it this way was there any limitation in your access to documents related to the counter intelligence at such a broad question I realize I have real trouble answering did the special counsel's office undertake any efforts to investigate and verify or disprove allegations contained in the steel dossier again I can't respond the reason I'm asking for the American public that is watching it's a it's apparent that the steel dossier forms part of the basis to justify the FBI's counterintelligence investigation into Russian interference in the twenty sixteen election as we know it was used to obtain a FISA warrant on Carter page this is why I'm asking these questions did your office undertake any efforts to identify steals sources or sub sources again the same answer was where these tasks referred to any other agencies again I can't speak to did your office consider whether the Russian government used steel sources to provide steel with this information again I can't speak to that I understand I'm asking these questions just for the record so thanks for your patience shifting gears here did any member of the special counsel's office staff travel overseas as part of the investigation a yes but I can't go further than that I'm gonna ask to which countries and I can't answer that did they meet with foreign government officials again out of are a bit out of our vendor work I did they meet with foreign private citizens again I have the same response did they seek information about a US citizen or any US territory that I cannot go to thank you for answering on the record these are important questions for the American public and we're hopeful that the I. G.'s able to answer these questions I will yield the balance of my time to the ranking member this is KCRW he originally for for yielding a Mister Miller I want to go back to the we started off with Joseph Smith said who is at the center of this investigation he appears in your report dozen times or more W. really is it possible can use a regular camera because he's the man who supposedly knows about Clinton's emails you've seen on the screen the Democrats okay only put up all the prosecution's that you made against trump campaign officials and and others but I'm I'm struggling to understand why you didn't indict Joseph Smith said who seems to be the man in the middle of all of this well I I think you understand that you can I can and any classified or law enforcement information without a a rationale for doing it and I have said on going to be able to say with regard to Mr Mrs were you aware of Kathleen Cadillacs involvement that she had met with miss Steele the state department official yeah I can't respond to the questions outside my jurisdiction com the Carter page FISA warrant was was we have three times the last time it was re up was under under your watch so you did you were you in the approval process of that last time with the Carter page warrant was well I can't speak specifically about that weren't but if you ask they are was I in the approval Cheney answers no okay it's very helpful thank you Mr like instrumental back Mr Castro thank you chairman thank you special counsel molar for your testimony and for your your service to our country Donald Trump over the years has surrounded himself with some very shady people light for him people that covered up for him people would help them in rich himself I want to talk specifically about one of those instances that's in your report specifically let's turn of the trump tower Moscow project which you described in your report as quote as a quote highly lucrative deal this is walking Castro Democrat right I would have to look at the the quote from the user or if you have a sure it's on volume two page one thirty five it's described as highly lucrative okay I have it it should have it thank you Sir yeah no problem your office prosecuted Michael Cole and Michael Cohen was Donald trump's lawyer for lying to this committee about several aspects of the trump organizations pursuit of the trump tower Moscow deal is that right that's correct according to a report Colin lied to quote minimize links between the project and trump on quote and a quote stick to the party line unquote in order not to contradict trumps public message that no connection existed between trump and Russia is that right action yes that's correct now when you're talking about the party line here the party line in this case if I can interject one dancers at the outset if it was in the report and consequently I do believe that to be true thank you the party line in this case was that the deal ended in January twenty sixteen in other words they were saying that the deal ended in January twenty sixteen before the Republican primaries in truth though the deal extended to June twenty sixteen when Donald Trump was already the presumptive Republican nominee is that correct that's correct the party line was also the Coen discuss the deal with trump only three times when in truth they discussed it multiple times is that right also true in the basis for I am part of the basis for the plated aid and that he entered flora a line to this entity thank you and thank you for prosecuting that the party line was also that cone and trump never discussed traveling to Russia during the campaign when in truth they did discuss it is that right that's accurate and the party line was a cool one never received a response from the Kremlin to his enquiries about the trump tower Moscow deal in fact not only received a response from the court the from the Kremlin to his email but also had a lengthy conversation with the Kremlin representative who had a detailed understanding of the project is that right effects and if it's in the report that is accurate red recitation of that piece of the report so you have the you have the candidate trump the time saying he had no business dealings with Russia his lawyer who was lying about it.
"eric swalwell" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Standard cooling weather center the time right now is seven sixteen president what is the beginning an opportunity in Congress with a new perspective shaped by the wives of mine in our campaign throughout these last three months to bring that promise of America to all Americans that's Eric Swalwell candidate for president of wait I'm sorry formally a candidate for president who in California the gun grabber could not get any momentum even though he made the debate stage out of this race and Tony cats at ninety three W. IBC good morning I will I will not leave for him today ends our presidential campaign that you don't care so I'm just gonna move on could not we talk about I yeah I hi there are there are a lot so a so I'm on the record there are Democrats that are interesting to me Tulsi Gabbard I disagree with I find her interesting John Delaney I disagree with I find him interesting because I think there's actually a mind at play I think he's wrong on policy but I think that how he's engaged in in being a little more honest about Nancy honest the clear about how things can work and how they should work and how we shouldn't B. B. B. pushing towards this whole socialism love fest Jimmy of course is appealing he doesn't get my vote because if you think that Medicare for all the value that doesn't get my vote but I don't find them as human beings to actionable and I don't find that his style or his approach is one that I can't simply disagree with as opposed to just be why it why you screaming at me Bernie Sanders why are you why are you lecturing me Kamel Harris why are you flat out pretending people to judge I mean the judge is not a moderate and all that's what we've been saying from the very beginning good at this absolutely does he did he raise the big money twenty four point eight million dollars yes one of the numbers that just came in Elizabeth Warren raise nineteen million dollars sorry that's a good quarter and it's why I have her over Kamel Harris even a comma Harris's sucking the energy out of the room the option out of the room right now because the Joe Biden fight Elizabeth Warren that I think is in a more and more of of the driver seat has more and more of the opportunity that's the one I see as eighty eight tension consensus candidate but to go up against president trump there are indeed some Democrats I'll I'll happily talk to we reach out to entry hangs campaign Yang is listening I you can get me to buy into the universal basic income but he's he's like here's why I believe what I believe in that he's delaying something out no these aren't them the more popular people the more popular people are the socialists now the other people I mentioned might be you have socialists therefore there a half better than the social as I put it but we do try to reach out we do try to talk to people Eric follow will not be one of those guys swallows gun grabber Eric Swalwell is despise the second amendment he believes in force throughout gun confiscation and the only way to do that is via the barrel of a gun the only way to confiscate someone's gun is to put a gun to their head or to the head of their children so we're all clear then there is no doubt that this is the way it's gonna go down my father's been right about this since day one when it comes time to confiscate your gun if you allow these people to have power they will actually come to your house but a gunshot although they totally what your kids won't come home from school one day you will freak out wondering where your kids are you'll call the school the sale yeah they're here and we have some authorities here you haven't turned in your guns so if you want your children back you need to come and turn in your gun you don't think that's how it's gonna go down let me ask you again just so we can all get on the same page because I and I I can hear the trolls laughing but the trolls have never once thought about anything they have no concept of history they don't understand how the world works in that Orwellian style you think it's not gonna work that way you think the government isn't going to use your children against you I'm take a moment take a breath clear your mind do you really believe that the world of Eric Swalwell or in the world of Bernie Sanders they wouldn't use your children against you these are the people who tell you it's a village these are the people who tell you that your children belong to all of us why wouldn't that I'm not tryin this is not hyperbole I'm not trying to use a scare tactic I'm paying attention to them and to history and I put the two things together and if I'm the only one all crap that's a serious problem not the bigger story is I don't think I'm the only one I think people deep down like all my gosh that's exactly how they would do it that's.
"eric swalwell" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Be with you Eric Swalwell Democrat from California today and presidential campaign and that's that that is that I actually have exclusive audio of the reaction to this so not too many people work the second amendment lives everybody of course is our swallow who is a gun grabber Eric Swalwell who believes in mandatory gun buybacks how can the government by back something it never sold you we'll save that for another time the most importantly is say it's mandatory it's gun confiscation but he wouldn't call gun confiscation because and I say this with all the clarity I can possibly bring he is a coward if you have an idea back of your idea don't float the idea and then not back it up don't float the idea and not share it he is or what he is what he is I'm glad he's out of the race now I'm surprised he is the first one out in that he made it to the first debate stage and some other people didn't but there will be no then we know lost sleep at all for Eric Swalwell he's going to go back and run for Congress something he said he wasn't going to do I only hope that there is some other Democrat out there who defeats him or a Republican or libertarian who defeats him as well he is completely unworthy of our time now we've got some other candidates that we're looking at like Tom Steiner will he announce today that he's running for president if so is he running as a Democrat because it's all bets are off how do you now deal with the billionaire in the race who is solely focused on impeachment he'll change the conversation of the Democrats who want to have conversations like forced busing who want to be like that's Kamel Harrison and Joe Biden now who are are people like people in a judge who want to claim there is racism and everything in it is systemic and we are all doomed never mind the Bernie Sanders healthcare for all conversations never mind one is get people are here legally healthcare never mind thinking that there should be open borders Tom style changes all those conversations because he can put a billion dollars behind any message he wants and therefore that's going to be the message so we've got that did cover and then this from the Wall Street journal this is my favorite story of the year only been discussing it now for years the myth the ally of the living wage how ridiculous of a concept it is how those who push it simply know nothing about economics there's not an economist you can bring forth to this studio who could ever challenge on the idea of a living wage and it's and it's realistic nature there's no such thing it's a mess like the triple Kabra it is a myth but now the Congressional Budget Office has come out with the numbers of how many jobs a fifteen dollar an hour minimum wage would kill and it's a lot of jobs I'm gonna get into that story coming up turning cats ninety three W. I. B. C. Good Morning your burgers on the.
"eric swalwell" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics
"What they do is tactic is, yes, they try and bully, you, intimidate you and even threaten you, we've, we've got over a hundred threats that have been, you know, sent to us, and oftentimes passed onto the police from people around issues of guns, and they do that is a way to try and have me intimidated and do nothing and show other lawmakers that, you know, this is what your Facebook feed is gonna look like if you have the crazy idea that kids shouldn't be killed in their classroom. But I've come to see that. It's just a tactic that they don't represent where most of us are in that was born out in this last election, where seventeen of them, seventeen incumbents were defeated who were backed by the array. So I'm gonna lean into that momentum as president and challenge the country to go farther. No longer negotiate down on gun safety, negotiate up, not just for background checks. But the ban by back. The assault weapon in America. Ear on the house intelligence committee. And I think one thing that a lot of people fear is going into twenty twenty that foreign powers, probably, especially Russia are gonna try to once again influence our election. Are there are there things you think we as Americans should be doing to, to counteract this to, to make sure that, that isn't something that, that happens in sort of steals, our election? Well, the Russians are going to continue to try and interfere in our elections, and other countries will look at the green lights that the president and his team, have given to the Russians as their own signal that they can, as well trained interfere it. And you know what we can do in the congress is the fund election security in a way that we weren't able to do in the minority. And so we have a budget battle coming up this fall, you know, we can take the budget, but the Republicans zeroed out for election security, and funded, we can also make sure that the American people have awareness of how the Russians and others would weaponize, our greatest strength as a country the freedom of speech by using social media, that divide us, so that awareness is important, but we have to be careful to not I would say shout from the top of the mountain that the Russians are affecting the outcome of the election. Because if we do that we're playing into the hands of the Russians and playing. Into the hands of the Republicans who have welcomed their interference and would love it. If a single mom on election day was driving home from work and had to pick up her daughter from daycare, and had about a half hour to go vote and was running late and thought you know what? All the Democrats are saying, and all the press are talking about this election being rigged. I'm just gonna get my daughter home bay there feed. Her put it a bed. I don't have time for this like, we don't want people to think that the outcomes already decided. So the best thing we can do just overwhelm the ballot box. So the presents cannot be night, if listeners would like to help out your campaign. How can they do that? Well, Eric swale, well that's your. E. S. W. A. L. W E, L L, Eric swelled dot com is the way to join the campaign to, you know, find issues that I care about, but also at Eric swale. Well, on Twitter and Instagram and the DMZ are open, so you can t every every night. Right. We are engaging on social media, but look out for some of our social media town halls, but the Eric's dot com. That's that excellence will, I know you have a super busy schedule. So I'm gonna let you go. But thank you so much for, for taking the time to talk to me today. This has been really exciting. And I am so happy that people are taking gun safety. So seriously in that you're making it a, a major plank in your platform. Thank you, Kellyanne. Thank you. You know. And so, for the, the podcast and what you're doing to raise these important issues around family and safety. Thanks for listening to, to broads talking. Politics, are theme song is called, are you listening off of the album elephant shaped trees by the band EMU Newry, and we're using it with permission of the band, our logo and other original artwork is by Matthew eflin and was created for use by this podcast?
"eric swalwell" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics
"A lot of our listeners also have young kids as to I not quite as young as IRS powders. Minor foreign seven okay? So just Just a little little bit bit older. older. Right. So what does having young children, sort of lend both to your outlook and in your view on the issues? But also in what's it like to campaign? What's it like to be in congress, and what's it like to campaign for president was with such young children? Well, America would benefit from young family being in the White House. And that's because our struggle is America struggle. You know, we are paying off my student on that, as I said, just under one hundred thousand dollars. We've fighting shirts companies, you know, it seems like every month we're in a different fight over Dr Bill. You know, from a kid, who's gonna the emergency room or has gone to the doctor. And, you know, I, I know why it's so frustrating for people that, you know, they get these surprise bills, or they see their premiums go up. And they wonder how they're gonna make, you know, the next paycheck and when it comes to, you know, I took my son to his preschool organization. Earlier this week. And I thought about something when I walked into his classroom, that I didn't think about when I was in the classroom, which was is he going to be safe here? Like, you know is, is this, you know, school, you know, protected from someone you know coming in, in carrying out what happened at sandy hook. And so, you know, those are the worries that I have, and those are the words that so many Americans have. And so, you know, I, I think that gives me a connectedness you know, to, you know, young families in America, and I could be an advocate for them. What is it like though, to, to have to be going around the country being, I say this, because I think a lot of people, a lot of people with young kids, especially a lot of moms with young kids shy away from running for office because they worry about those, those sorts of things about being away from from their children. You know, without sort of regarding the all the good, you could do for your kids by being an office worker stage right now where the luggage weighs more than the kids. When we bring them along, you know it takes twice as long. You know, I've always been, you know, fight so often for my job back and forth from California to Washington, that I never would dream of checking luggage, just knowing how long it could take. And now like we're that family, you know, waiting at the, you know, baggage claim, you know, loading up everything looking for lost, you know carseat, etc. So it just, you know, it, it takes a little bit more time to have them along. But it my favorite trips are the trips that my wife and kids are with me. And what I really like about, you know, I. Oh and New Hampshire. And these early states is that they want to meet your family, and they, they wanna see you know who you are. They wanna, you know, measure in way, every, you know, part of not just your policies, but like who you are, as a person, they wanna hold your kids, and that, that has been, I would say the most enjoyable part, but then there's also. So the, you know, fathering by FaceTime, which is that's the harder park, you know being on the road. And you know, it's nice to have face time and, you know, be able to check in with the kids and see how they're doing. But it also just it's reminder of, you know, the distance, you know, but my wife reminds me that, you know, a lot of this is it's selfish. We're doing this for them. I I don't want my kids to be in a classroom. That's not safe. I don't want my kids, you know, to have the student that, that I, I don't want my kids, you know, to lose hope that government could find cures on, you know, the diseases that less, and so doing it for my kids and doing it for everyone's kids. So you are the son of Republicans. I believe he grew up in Republican family..