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Fresh "Federal Prosecutors" from Home Sweet Home Chicago

Home Sweet Home Chicago

00:40 min | 1 hr ago

Fresh "Federal Prosecutors" from Home Sweet Home Chicago

"The shooting parts of the Dan Ryan and Bishop Ford. We're closed off for a few hours. No injuries reported police still investigating if it was a targeted incident or a case of road rage. A 17 year old boy was shot and left hurt. Early this morning. Just after midnight, The teen boy was dropped off at Norwegian Hospital with a gunshot wound in the leg. Chicago. Police say he's in good condition, but he would not give details of the incident or the location of the shooting. Police I no. One's in custody as area three detectives are investigating. Federal grand jury has indicted Derrick Show Vin and three other former Minneapolis police officers for allegedly violating George Floyd's civil rights last summer, federal prosecutors say show Vin J. Alexander King Thomas Layne and Tao Tao all violated Floyd civil rights while acting as police officers. Children's charged with violating Florida's right to be free from unreasonable use of force. Prosecutors say Talyn King should have stopped show Vin, but instead they willfully failed to intervene. All four men are also charged for not giving Floyd medical care. Supply chain disruptions are creating shortages in the auto industry is the economy's reopening both new and used cars feeling those.

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Kim Kardashian Named in Federal Complaint Over Alleged 'Smuggled' Roman Statue

Donna and Steve

00:56 sec | 3 d ago

Kim Kardashian Named in Federal Complaint Over Alleged 'Smuggled' Roman Statue

"Kind of interesting to me. Ah, federal case involving agent art effects, looting and smuggling is linked to Kim Kardashian guys. Case involves an agent Roman statue dating back to the second century, which was part of a shipment of historic artifacts purchased by the Kardashian by Excuse me by Kim Kardashian in 2016. Now federal prosecutors say that the statue was looted, smuggled and illegally exported from Italy, and it needs to be returned Cardiac. Kim is not accused of any wrongdoing in the case and does not appear to have been aware of the situation, but she definitely has herself tied up in some Indiana Jones type stuff here. Yeah, It's weird. You know, I don't know. You gotta gotta pay attention to what you're buying. You know, I'll tell you. What if I saw that thing, like at a Coliseum or something, I throw it in my purse. If I thought, you know what is kind of need, it just looks like a little pillar. I haven't seen it yet. So after I definitely wouldn't buy it, I would not pay money for that.

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Fresh update on "federal prosecutors" discussed on Walton And Johnson

Walton And Johnson

00:37 sec | 6 hrs ago

Fresh update on "federal prosecutors" discussed on Walton And Johnson

"Floyd's death, and federal prosecutors are making the case that Derrick Show Vin Alexander King Thomas Lennon to Tao used their positions as police officers to deprive Mr Floyd of his constitutional rights. Fox is Garrett Tenney. Former officer Derek Children who was convicted on state charges of murder and manslaughter is asking for a new trial. The other three are said to be tried in August. Well, the water be smooth or choppy. Cruise lines are gearing up for trial voyages to determine whether ships can sail safely during a pandemic. Frank Del Rio is the CEO of Norwegian Cruise lines. There is no good reason to prevent us from cruising every other transportation venue. Entertainment venue hospitality venue is open around the country and we're still shut down after 15 months. Norwegian is threatening to keep it. Ships out of Florida do the legislation banning businesses from requiring customers to show proof of vaccination campaign?.

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Giuliani Speaks for First Time Since Raid

Todd Schnitt

00:37 sec | Last week

Giuliani Speaks for First Time Since Raid

"His New York City apartment and office were raided by the FBI and electronic devices sees President Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, calls it unfair. ABC News chief Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas Giuliani's lawyer, telling ABC News. The feds are looking to see whether Giuliani was working as a foreign agent for clients in the Ukraine while he was pressuring that government to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden Giuliani denies it. He also says federal prosecutors are out to get him because they're jealous of his success. President Biden says he's keeping his distance from the investigation, insisting he was not told in advance about the Giuliani Ray starting

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Fresh update on "federal prosecutors" discussed on Women to Watch

Women to Watch

01:01 min | 6 hrs ago

Fresh update on "federal prosecutors" discussed on Women to Watch

"It justified. But a jury in Alabama has convicted a police officer who killed a man who was armed and suicidal. A Huntsville police officer testified against Officer William Darby, saying she was de escalating the situation with Jeff Parker three years ago. Parker had called police to say he was armed and wanted to kill himself. Body camera footage showed Darby killed Parker within 11 seconds of entering the house after yelling at him to drop his weapon. Madison County's chief trial attorney told jurors that Darby murdered an innocent man who needed help. Darby's attorney says he believed that Parker was a threat to the officers after the verdict was announced. The police chief said in a statement that they were in the first stages of shock, Darby's attorney said the jury got it wrong and that they will appeal. Jessica Rosenthal Fox News New charges against the four former police officers in Minneapolis tied to the death of George Floyd. These new charges come from the Department of Justice's civil rights investigation into George Floyd's death, and federal prosecutors are making the case that Derrick Show Vin Alexander King Thomas Lennon to Tao used their positions as police.

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Former Reality TV Star Josh Duggar Arrested, Jailed in Arkansas

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | Last week

Former Reality TV Star Josh Duggar Arrested, Jailed in Arkansas

"A former reality TV star is under arrest Josh Duggar has been arrested and is in the custody of federal authorities in Arkansas it is unclear what charges he may end up facing he is being held at the Washington County jail after his arrest by federal marshals as for the nature of the arrest the marshal service is referring any questions to a federal prosecutor in the western part of Arkansas Duggar is thirty three and start on the TLC show nineteen kids and counting it was pulled off the air in twenty fifteen after it came out that he had molested four of his sisters and a babysitter I'm Oscar wells Gabriel

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Fresh update on "federal prosecutors" discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

01:44 min | 13 hrs ago

Fresh update on "federal prosecutors" discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"It's an unconstitutional seizure. but what. I'm even more intrigued by the second. Count indictment because the second count charges officers tau and king with not applying unreasonable force but with stan with standing by and watching derek chauvin apply unreasonable force ending the life of george floyd and not intervening. That is where i think. It's a real shot across the bow to all state and local police departments. Not only if you are an officer and you're applying deadly force. Unreasonable force unconstitutional. But if you are other officers and you're watching it happen and you're not coming to the aid of that citizen. You could be federally charged with a civil rights violation. That is a really important message to send noriega regardless of what the bar is and proving the wilfulness many people say is a is a high bar is the law sufficient in other words if you are faced with these charges if you're one of these police former police officers or anyone else in the country faced a civil rights violation charged by the federal government. How serious is that. It is very serious. My concern is there are more state prosecutors and therefore state police officers outnumber. I'm federal there. Eighteen thousand police burst fictions in this country. So we have something in the prosecutor's office and i've said this many times it doesn't matter with a law is if a prostitutes failed to prosecute and so yes this is symbolic of the federal government stepping in. Finally i'm back in a case. Spruce versus the united states in one thousand. Nine hundred and five resent. Even then that this was rare that federal prosecutors step in. So i'm concerned eric..

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Feds raid Giuliani's home, office, escalating criminal probe

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | Last week

Feds raid Giuliani's home, office, escalating criminal probe

"Rudy Giuliani's family speaking out against the federal raids that took place at the former New York mayor's home and office in Manhattan the justice department isn't commenting on the raids in which computers and cell phones were seized according to sources who spoke on condition of anonymity to the Associated Press but government prosecutors have been looking into the business dealings of Rudy Giuliani the personal attorney for Donald Trump specifically over his ties to Ukraine Giuliani's lawyer says the warrant stems from an allegation guiliani failed to register as a foreign agent guiliani son Andrew call this a political attack by the justice department has to stop if this can happen to the former president's lawyer this can happen to any American a search warrant was also served on a phone belonging to Washington attorney Victoria tensing a former federal prosecutor and close ally of Giuliani and trump hi Jackie Quinn

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Fresh update on "federal prosecutors" discussed on KOGO's Evening News

KOGO's Evening News

00:42 sec | 15 hrs ago

Fresh update on "federal prosecutors" discussed on KOGO's Evening News

"A Marilyn Haider in the Cocoa News Center. 27 year old Jalen Flare pleaded guilty to 20 felony and misdemeanor charges involving sex acts with underage girls. Larry used to work in the jails and court unit and was arrested last year following a four month investigation. Crime Stoppers received a tip of a man engaging in sex act with the juvenile and Chula Vista. Police identified the suspect and found two more victims in awful ears. Complaint listed four female victims, but it's not known how we met them. He faces 10 to 12 years when he sentenced next month. The police officers indicted for killing George Floyd are now facing federal charges. These new charges come from the Department of Justice's civil rights investigation into George Floyd's death, and federal prosecutors are making the case that Derrick Show Vin Alexander King Thomas Lennon to.

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Feds Execute Warrant at Rudy Giuliani's NYC Home

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | Last week

Feds Execute Warrant at Rudy Giuliani's NYC Home

"A law enforcement official says federal investigators have searched Rudy Giuliani's New York home the search comes as the justice department continues its probe into Giuliani who was New York mayor and former president trump's lawyer he's been under investigation for several years over business dealings in Ukraine a probe he's called pure political persecution federal prosecutors push last year for a search warrant but multiple sources say trump era justice department officials would not sign off partly out of concern records found might be covered by a legal privilege between Giuliani and trump the by the administration was widely expected to revisit the issue Sager mag ani Washington

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Feds Search Rudy Giuliani's Apartment as Part of Ukraine Investigation

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

00:20 sec | Last week

Feds Search Rudy Giuliani's Apartment as Part of Ukraine Investigation

"Agents carrying out a search warrant today at the home of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, according to sources familiar with the matter confirming to ABC News that warrant in relation to the ongoing probe, led by federal prosecutors from the Southern District of New York regarding Giuliani's Alleged lobbying efforts abroad during the Trump presidency.

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100 More People to Be Charged Over Capitol Riots, Federal Prosecutors Warn

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:24 sec | 2 weeks ago

100 More People to Be Charged Over Capitol Riots, Federal Prosecutors Warn

"Says it expects to charge at least 100 more people in connection with the capital. Riot Federal prosecutors made the disclosure tonight in a set of court filings that seek to postpone deadlines in pending prosecutions. More than 400. People have been charged so far, and the filing say that the investigation and prosecution will likely be one of the largest in American history in terms of the number of defendants prosecuted and the nature of the volume of evidence. A man

Derek Chauvin Is Found Guilty but the Case Is Far From Over

Scott Sloan

00:17 sec | 2 weeks ago

Derek Chauvin Is Found Guilty but the Case Is Far From Over

"The case against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Showman. Far from over. Federal prosecutors are considering bringing civil rights charges against him in the murder of George Floyd, that means have tried and convicted, he could serve even more time in prison. Chauvet is already looking at 40 years when he sentenced in two months, the latest now

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'Sliver of Hope.' Relief, Caution as Floyd Verdict Absorbed

AP News Radio

00:52 sec | 2 weeks ago

'Sliver of Hope.' Relief, Caution as Floyd Verdict Absorbed

"Many Americans are feeling relief over Derek Sheldon's conviction while wondering if it will actually bring changes in policing and racism president Biden says most police officers are not children most women men and women to wear the badges serve their communities honorably those who don't to must either change or be held accountable former federal prosecutor David Weinstein says the Minneapolis jury made that clear it's absolutely sent a message to the police about how they act and how they treat people the president's among those hailing this as a step in the right direction but justice step more it needs to be done including passage of legislation named after Floyd that would reform policing one black American in Oklahoma says there's now at least a small sliver of hope for equal justice Sager mag ani Washington

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Derek Chauvin Faces up to 40 Years in Jail

AP 24 Hour News

01:25 min | 2 weeks ago

Derek Chauvin Faces up to 40 Years in Jail

"Los Angeles County with 41,000 of them within the Los Angeles City limits. I might grow CIA AP News I'm to McGuire former Minneapolis police officer Derek Shobin faces the possibility of up to 40 years in In prison when he sentenced in two months. He was found guilty on two murder charges and a manslaughter charge for the death of George Floyd Last May. Frederick England was among the hundreds of people who marked the verdict that the intersection where Floyd died. This is not only good for me and this community is good for my son is good for people who look like me. It is good for people who just want a better society. We want a better community. That's what this is about. President Biden says Floyd step can lead to a better country guilty verdict. Does not bring back George But The family's pain. They're finding purpose. So George George's legacy will not be just about his death. About what we must do in his memory. Former federal prosecutor David Weinstein says today's conviction sends a loud and clear message to police not just in Minneapolis but across the country. This means that there needs to be more meaningful training by police agencies there needs to be more attention paid by police officers to the training that they received. And those officers need to take into account exactly what has

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Medical examiner: Capitol officer died of natural causes

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 2 weeks ago

Medical examiner: Capitol officer died of natural causes

"Washington DC's medical examiner says the capitol police officer who died after January's riot passed away of natural causes investigators initially thought Brian cyclic was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher and later that he may have ingested a chemical substance maybe bear spray that could have contributed to his death but the medical examiner says sick Nick suffered a stroke and died of natural causes meaning a medical condition alone because the death not an injury that's likely to significantly inhibit the ability of federal prosecutors to bring homicide charges two men were charged with assaulting sickening during the riot Sager mag ani Washington

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Ex-NYPD Cop Admits to Obstruction in Murder Plot

Sean Hannity

00:35 sec | 3 weeks ago

Ex-NYPD Cop Admits to Obstruction in Murder Plot

"Pringle w. O R D use former NYPD officer today, pleading guilty to obstruction charges connected to a murder for hire plot, Valerie Since Anneli admitted to the judge she did Needed images on an iPhone with the intent to obstruct a federal grand jury investigation into a murder for hire plot to kill her estranged husband and her boyfriend's teenage daughter. The boyfriend went to the authorities when since Anneli wanted to include his 15 year old daughter in the plot had the case gone to trial. Federal prosecutors said they have played audio and video recordings in which Cincinnati was overheard discussing the plot and an alibi She faces about five years in prison when

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Garland Rescinds Trump-Era Memo Curtailing Consent Decrees

AP 24 Hour News

00:10 sec | 3 weeks ago

Garland Rescinds Trump-Era Memo Curtailing Consent Decrees

"General Merrick Garland rescinded a trump era memo that curtailed the use of consent decrees that federal prosecutors have used in sweeping investigations of police departments.

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Garland Rescinds Trump-Era Memo Curtailing Consent Decrees

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 3 weeks ago

Garland Rescinds Trump-Era Memo Curtailing Consent Decrees

"Attorney General Merrick garland has rescinded the trump era memo that curtailed the use of consent decrees federal prosecutors have used in investigations of police department's consent decrees could be used to force changes in police departments and other government agencies with a history of abuse and misconduct Democrats have argued the trump administration hampered the ability of the justice department's civil rights division to conduct so called pattern or practice investigations which examine whether systemic deficiencies contribute to misconduct or enable it to persist Attorney General Merrick garland has now issued a new memorandum spelling out the policies on civil agreements and consent decrees and easing restrictions on their use Ben Thomas Washington

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Oath Keepers Member First to Plead Guilty in Capitol Riot

WBZ Midday News

00:34 sec | 3 weeks ago

Oath Keepers Member First to Plead Guilty in Capitol Riot

"Took it to the SJC. Many people have been charged in connection with the riot, The U. S capitol January 6th until now all have pleaded not guilty. But today for the first time, a self described member of the oath keepers pleads guilty. John Shafer joined the pro trump mob that stormed the capital and was among the rioters who sprayed police officers with bear spray. As part of his plea agreement, Schaffer will be released from custody, but he must fully cooperate with federal prosecutors as they build their cases against more than $400. Defendants. Schaeffer is the first writer to plead guilty. He faces up to four years in prison when he sentenced in a couple of months. That

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Maine Man Arrested for Setting Fire to Black Church

Jesse Kelly

00:41 sec | 3 weeks ago

Maine Man Arrested for Setting Fire to Black Church

"Is the Fox News. Run down, Listen and subscribe now by going up fox news podcasts dot com. A man from main faces federal hate crimes charges accused of setting fire to a predominantly black church in Massachusetts extensive damage and Martin Luther King Jr Community Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Massachusetts, from a fire set December 28th. There were three smaller fires set on two separate days there earlier that month and some tires slashed in the area. Federal prosecutors say disco vulture I've 44 years old from Houlton, Maine, is responsible for all of it. They say investigators found on his phone, several messages using racist language about black people and location data linking him to the scene of the crimes. He was already in state custody, pleading not guilty of

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No Charges for Officer Who Shot Woman During Capitol Riot

The Pursuit of Happiness

00:44 sec | 3 weeks ago

No Charges for Officer Who Shot Woman During Capitol Riot

"Shot and killed a woman during the violent breach of the U. S Capitol earlier this year, will not face charges. Federal prosecutors are not pursuing criminal charges against the U. S. Capitol police officer who fatally shot 35 year old Ashley Babbitt during a violent protest and riot at the U. S. Capitol on January 6th. Have it in their force veteran from San Diego was seen on video clips, scaling a broken door just off the house floor when she was shot. She was one of five people who died from events on the sixth, including a police officer. A statement from the Justice Department says the investigation revealed no evidence established. The officer did not reasonably believe it was necessary to fire a single shot in self defense or in defense of members of Congress in Washington.

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Neo-Nazi pleads guilty in journalist threat case in Seattle

News, Traffic and Weather

00:29 sec | Last month

Neo-Nazi pleads guilty in journalist threat case in Seattle

"Pleads guilty to federal conspiracy and hate crimes charges, Federal prosecutors say. 25 year old Cameron Shea of Redmond threatened people who worked to expose anti Semitism. Investigators say he told followers of his neo Nazi group Adam Waffen Division, that he wanted them to put threatening posters on people's homes in Seattle, Phoenix and Tampa. J will be sentenced June 28th in US District Court in Seattle faces up to 15 years in prison Man charged with

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"federal prosecutors" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

11:05 min | 1 year ago

"federal prosecutors" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Executive branch that if there's any difference being paid it's the Justice Department paying deference to the president. Of course this is all coming to ahead this week in the case of Roger Stone but questions around the DOJ's integrity and its relationship to the White House have been bubbling for some time. And we want to understand what impact it's having on the women and men charged with upholding the rule of law so this hour on point politics versus the rule of law at the Justice Department. And we are going to start right in Washington with CBS. News correspondent Paula. Reid Apollo welcome back to the show. Thanks so much for having means of course you cover the DOJ and the White House and Paula. I actually there has been so much happening this week around the DOJ as whenever we could actually start by sort of walking through it very carefully so that we're all on the same page in terms of where we are on this Thursday. So so where do we start this week on Monday? Why is there suddenly all this interest about Roger Stone? Well let's not forget who Roger Stone is right. Let's not pissing. Let this incredible character. I get lost in a story. Roger Stone's a longtime friend of president trump piece of master of the dark arts of politics. He proudly calls himself a dirty trickster. The man has a Tattoo of Richard Nixon on his body so he was convicted late last year of seven crimes including obstruction of justice. Tampering with witnesses lying to Congress. He's the sixth trump associate Either plead guilty or be convicted by jury connected to the Russia probe and as part of that the Justice Department had to recommend a sense for him and they recommended about seven to nine years and the president weighed in this week on that calling it a miscarriage of justice and at approximately the same time. His Attorney General his Justice Department did something pretty much unprecedented. Which is that main justice the headquarters where the attorney general sits sort of overruled these career prosecutors. Who'd been handling the Roger Stone case and reverse their recommendation and said in fact. That's that's too much instead. Go ahead. Sorry Paul just to be clear. I mean that overruling happen within hours of the president's tweet right exactly. The timeline is a little bit unclear when they actually made this decision in terms of when they actually notify the court but it's all happening Pretty much on the same day within a few hours and they this is unprecedented to overrule these career officials and he didn't make new recommendation. They just told the court We think that this this is excessive will four prosecutors on that case resigned from the case and this race questions about whether the president was implementing the influencing the justice department. The White House hasn't said much they've deferred to the Justice Department. They insist that the White House the Justice Department. Not conferring on this. But that's completely undermined by what's coming out of the president's twitter account after all of this went down the president tweeted. I believe it was. It was yesterday morning that Wednesday morning. He congratulated the Attorney General. I'll get involved in this case. Which completely undermines the idea that he's not involved in this at all so it's really raise a lot of questions about the independence of the Justice Department. I have seen some reporting though that some folks from the Justice Department called the president's original tweet from earlier this week as an inconvenience coincidence. Yeah that's how it's being spun out of the Justice Department. Look I've spoken with sources at the White House. They they back up the Justice Department's Chronology of events that there was no direct communication between the attorney general and the president. There was no direct communication between the staff about this case. But does there need to be direct communication. Where the president is publicly signaling? His concern and look if you look at the sentence this is this is harsh. I it's accurate. Sentencing guidelines are very complicated formula. Formulas is accurate but it's it is pretty severe but how many people are unhappy with what the Justice Department recommend their sentences and then put that next to how many people get the attorney general to reach in In get get that altered not many people and unfortunately for the Justice Department. This one person happens to be a very close friend of the president of the United States. And as you said the president himself continuing to send out tweets congratulating the Attorney General for taking control of this case not just twitter in fact but the president has also been speaking. Let's listen to what he said in a meeting with the Ecuadorian President yesterday and reporter asked President Trump if he would pardon Roger Stone. I don't want to say that yet but I tell you what people were hurt viciously badly by these corrupt people and I wanNA thank if you look at what happened. I WanNa thank the Justice Department for seeing this this horrible thing and I didn't speak to him by the way just understand polaroid that last line I first of all the President says I want to thank the Justice Department but then quickly has. I didn't speak to them by the way we make that exactly. Well that could be true. You didn't call up William Bar and talked him on the phone but you spoke to tens of millions of people on your public twitter account. Now there's one other detail that we can't we can't miss here and that is the fact that there's another person that the president punished this week connected to the Roger Stone case that is a US attorney Jesse Lou she was the US attorney in Washington. Dc winstone. When Paul Manafort when Mike Flynn cases were recommended by Robert? Muller to her office as she. Ten gently oversaw the prosecution Of of these three trump associates and she stepped down from her post late last year and she received a nomination for top job at treasury. Well few days ago the White House called her notified her that that would be withdrawn so her nomination for this new job has been withdrawn and I spoke with a source. Who understands why this decision was made and I'm told that the president is upset with Lou? He's he believes that she is among the people. Whoever wrong tin and that's why her nomination was withdrawn and you continue to see the President Post impeachment acquittal on this campaign of retribution against anyone. He believes says wrong. Ten that includes lieutenant. Colonel Alexander Irvine men who sent back to the Pentagon Gordon Sawn Lynch who was recalled from his post. Now you see Jessie Liu and there rumblings that there may be other folks either fired or reassigned soon as this week well of course the immediate response is that the that these folks serve at the pleasure of the president so he has the right to withdraw nominations if he feels that it's necessary. Certainly no one's arguing that he did anything Anything illegal he has the authority to Reassign Alexandrov. Inman WHO's WHO's not jobless he and his brother are back at the Pentagon but it does raise questions will lieutenant colonel Alexander Van Mensur he. You are upset that he testified against you but Y also punish His brother there were a lot of senators that were pressuring the president to allow former ambassador to the European Union. Gordon saw lint just resign on his own terms right. Well we don't have to make this a another scandal but the president. He did not bow to that pressure. He wanted to send a message clearly. Well I want to listen to a little. Bit of some of the response That's been erupting across Washington. To all the events regarding the Justice Department this week here is Connecticut Democratic Senator. Richard Blumenthal on NBC. Yesterday calling for Attorney General Bill Bar to resign attorney. General Bar Has No choice but to follow these dedicated prosecutors out the door because he's acting simply as a henchman. A political operative of the president. Who's always wanted the attorney general of the United States to be his Roy. Cohn his personal attorney Paula. Reid some of the responses that you're hearing there's also been calls for an inspector general that's the internal watchdog inside the Justice Department for him to investigate. Are What exactly happened here? Look Attorney General William Bar. He's not going anywhere. No one expects him to step down Because folks are upset about his decision in the stone case legally speaking. It's not clear that any crimes were committed. It's more of a violation of norms and protocols and I think as we'll talk about a little bit later though bar has been a lifelong defender of a very broad interpretation of executive power and from his perspective. That's what he's doing here. He's allowing the president to play at the edges of his authority and he will defend him to the hilt well. Let's listen to another Democrat said. Here's Senate Minority Leader. Chuck Schumer on the Senate floor yesterday. What is more feted? What is more stinking than the most powerful person in the country literally changing the rules to benefit a crony guilty of breaking the law? Well I'm seeing also that Democrats are calling for a judicial the judiciary committee to hold an emergency hearing about this. Is that likely to happen? So we know that the Attorney General has accepted an invitation to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. But that's not until March thirty first. It's possible that on the Senate side sits a run by Republicans. They may bring him in for a hearing. That's a little softer a little more friendly than what he'll face in the house earlier to get his message out but but it is unlikely and right now the soonest we expect to hear from the Attorney General. is is March thirty first Unless he does a an interview prior and folks we we will be talking about sort of the withering of norms here regarding the Justice Department. And we want to know what you want to know about the rule of the attorney general or the normal operation or normal procedure within the Justice Department. What is your question about this tension now between politics and the rule of law in Washington Paula we've got about a minute and a half here before the break. Let me ask you about the resignation of those four prosecutors. Were working on the stone case now if I just to be clear. Three of them resigned from the case and one of them actually resigned completely from the Justice Department. Exactly that's our understanding. And even Justice Department officials concede this appears to be a reaction to the action that the Justice Department took in the stone case. But it's important to note his ultimate sentence. That's up to a judge as of right now. We expect that sentencing to happen on February twentieth and the president is tweeting about that judge. Yes tweeting about that judge going after. The judge are raising questions about her record. I mean the president just bills. Have nope appears to have no issues. I'm weighing in on this case. So Polo what effect is this happen? Having on the rank and file Civil Service in the Justice Department. Sure so when you say rank and file referring to career folks who have been there through various administrations There are certainly concerns. I mean those concerns started with the firing of James Comey about the extent to which the president has tried to apply pressure to protect himself his campaign his family and his associates from any sort of Justice Department scrutiny and it appears right now the president is emboldened after everything you went through in the Russia investigation and he was cleared on collusion not necessarily cleared on obstruction and then was not removed from office. It appears that he feels emboldened to apply pressure campaign to the Justice Department. Will we are talking about politics? Versus the rule of of rule of law at the Justice Department of the United States of America. Polera joins us. She is the White House and Justice Department correspondent for CBS News. When we come back we will hear from a.

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"federal prosecutors" Discussed on Trumpcast

Trumpcast

05:53 min | 2 years ago

"federal prosecutors" Discussed on Trumpcast

"Now. They say yes, that's exactly what happened. And I almost want to hear some Republicans say, you know what I do think it's okay. I think this is hardball. I'm sympathetic to Russia's. And I would feel it would be such a relief to hear some Bill bar person say Adam Schiff out the facts, right volume one has the facts. Right. But you know what that's the way. The game is please write. That would be such a relief. The third one, I think is just in a mashes thread, where he says, these are impeachable offenses, you know, the Representative from Michigan, and that thread, unroll. We can also put in the show notes because I think those three things are really all any all anyone needs because there for people who've clearly read the report, and nobody disagrees with the facts in your letter or in those two other summaries. I agree with you, and that is one of the things that I and other people have been saying now is okay, so, so focus on those facts. Like when, when you have ADT, when the media has Republican congressman on, who says, you know, no wasn't obstruction at our no shouldn't be impeached. Confront him with some of the facts they will. How can you say that, you know asking Dom began to lie? Yeah. In create a false document, isn't a crime in force people to actually explain it as opposed to just accepting the. These planets into the wrong orbit accepting these, these broad based statements that are not based on fact, get back to the facts. In part of the problem. Is that I think both congress and the media everyone has gotten so caught up in this discussion about the legal battle now how to get out the report and the testimony everything that we've lost sight of the facts. And, you know, there was an interesting example of this link two weeks ago. I think when there was some reporting breaking news, you know, Trump in his law Trump's lawyers asked Flynn trying to get Flynn not to cooperate, and there was that because Moore had written the in the five K letter in the cooperation letter for Flynn. They hit sort of detailed more about that effort to get Flynn not to cooperate in how Flynn had given them the, the voicemail the recording. And all that this was two weeks ago, and it was people breaking news on NBC and CNN in everyone's tweeting about it. And then about an hour later, people realize, wait a minute. We already know. This. This is in the Miller report. And I forget now looked it up if he was page one twenty sticks out of my head, but it it's definitely in there. Yeah. And it you know, there were few new facts certainly the facts about someone from congress being involved. There were definitely new fast. But the overall idea that Trump in his people trying to get Flynn not to cooperate is one hundred percent in the report. Now Muller doesn't dig into it, because he says, in, here's another example of Muller being very conservative says Anoc gonna go question. The lawyer this lawyer, and I'm not going question it. Well, he I think he couldn't there's an area where I, I actually was like, taken aback. At why wouldn't you? There's a crime fraud exception to the attorney client privilege in this would clearly seem to meet it. But Muller didn't wanna go down that road. Congressman, but Moeller didn't want to. But I thought this was all just really interesting example of, you know, there's so many bad vaccine report. But when you focus on one at a time, yes stone. Woes thinking what right. I wanted to be able to do that, since the bar letter I feel like it's a far cry from her emails. Like something that we don't know to be a crime and the facts don't back it up. It is somewhat astounding than anyone. Who's read the report is seems so self evident. And I don't know if I'm gonna use this phrase, right? But so much of the conduct, especially in volume, two seemed Molem in say Ri right like wrong in itself, that I think that's what shift was trying to get out with the Nado K, and yet, we just didn't anticipate that people would not read it and confront the facts. And so, I think these summaries are really, really useful. I also hope that individual members of congress aren't embarrassed to say they haven't read it yet, but they finally, you know, went through it on some holiday weekend, now have something to say about it because it is, it's a page Turner and just the facts are so jaw-dropping the quotations the dialogue, and again, no one disputes, the facts, yet and also. I mean, look, it is really dense. I mean, congress they could you could take anyone committee in divided up and say, hey, you focus on this chapter you focus on, you know, a little hard to read it 'isolation, but you, you can't you can kiss on it. And then have each person of congress, do, which shifted in say in this report, here's what I found shocking just to get to sort of more useful summaries out there to people because it is a lot. And who who you know, people outside of congress outside of the sort of legal analysts, or political analysis, who has time to, to read the whole thing. I mean I should but I do understand it in. It's Congress's job now I think to help get the facts out there, a mosh as a libertarian has a particular angle Schiff running the house intelligence committee has his angle on volume one. I think our mutual friend Karen, Schwartz says it's like figuring out what Hogwarts how Seyran is out, whether you're a volume one or volume two person. Exactly telegenic and national security folks should really be teasing out with very dangerous. It's surfaced in that first volume and the, you know, federal prosecutors, like yourself should tell us more about what qualifies as obstruction because it can get complicated. I think that's been great. Trump cast is brought to you by Omaha Steaks steak. I love Omaha Steaks. My freezer is currently packed with them. And I even I can make a perfect dinner, and like a classy dinner.

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"federal prosecutors" Discussed on Trumpcast

Trumpcast

14:36 min | 2 years ago

"federal prosecutors" Discussed on Trumpcast

"Let's go to Cohen BuzzFeed reported that he had testified the Trump directed him to lie in now seems increasingly true that he did testify, the Trump directed him to lie to the office of the special counsel. He said in his testimony before congress that Trump talks, and code, as you said, this kind of mob, language. I thought Michael Cohen gave a pretty good example of what that code might sound. Like he addressed one of his interrogators saying, well, if I say, isn't that the greatest tie you've ever seen? It's almost impossible to say. No, it's not. I mean what does that even look like? So you've got this kind of runaway train where he's telling Cohen that the dates are these particular dates get it stick to this account of the time line of the Moscow project, and that Cohen took that to me, and he should restate that time line, the false time line when he went to congress, we already know and it doesn't seem like anybody disag-? Agrees anymore that Trump said to Comi, and this is where I want your opinion as someone who's prosecuted them up said Takumi, I hope you can see your way clear to letting Mike Flynn. Go, nobody seems to dispute that he said that at the time when that first came out, I think Trump's son said, I hope is just hope he just has a fond ope. He's just a hopeful guy that doesn't really mean anything. But now, we don't say that, that didn't mean anything we blown past that, but suddenly, the OAS see and Trump have decided that the code is too complicated to make a judgment about whether or not he was suborning perjury from Michael Cohen. Why did you bring up mob language and mob hierarchies around Michael Cohen? And maybe this particular speech act. Yeah, I mean, the, the mob is what jumps to mind, but you can even take sort of a little bit more sanitized analogy like you know, the head of a corporation. I mean it's about someone who's in power. Yeah. And people who report to someone in power. Right. Yeah. And how that power gets exercise. I mean so much of this obstruction section is about Trump trying to use the power that he has over people, whether be Mcgann Komi Cohen and with each of them. He has a different relationship given their positions. Right with Mcgann. It's that he at least Trump viewed him as this lawyer, who's supposed to be loyal to him, Mcgann. Thankfully, for whatever other issues, he has and those moments in time, did not do himself that way, he understood that his loyalty was to, you know, the White House position and not to Trump, the person with Komi Trump's power was that as comb sought he could hire, and fire him and indeed. That, that was his power again. Komi at the end of the day was not going to be dictated by that. But there could have been other of the I directors who would have been more vulnerable to that pressure in that. Power cO in the, the power is the most mob light because it's harder to define it came more from that sense of loyalty of cone having been with him in round him. And, you know, he he just counted on Cohen being indebted to him, for probably whatever it is that Trump has given him his life in his life, which is healing like he belongs someplace and financial as well. I guess, and so that kind of power that could avoid it doesn't have to be spelled out. It doesn't have to be explicit. It is the, the mob is very good at it, but they're not alone at it in, in using very few words to communicate, what that message is. Yeah. And you don't have to be sort of, you know, indoctrinated in the Mont understand what that means. And I think with Cohen, you know, so much, why. All the reporting was so confusing is again, I'm inferring just based on all the different reporting back then, and now to in Cohen's mine. Trump told him to lie period, you know, because it didn't need to be explicit because they have this, unspoken language. That is probably it sounds like now not literally what coincide because it wasn't so much spelled out as much as communicated to him. I think that's something that prosecutors rely on all the time, you know, because we, we rarely have explicit language about anything criminal right? Because most people are smart enough, not to communicate it. I think Muller recognize that I think, however, in putting out that statement, back at the time of the reporting of you know the Cohen saying, supposedly that Trump instructed him till I think was being clear that those weren't the words that were used. But then I think people got him this impression the wrong way, which is and he didn't tell him to lie in any way, which also isn't the case. It's somewhere in the middle as facts. Like this often are they're complicated. They're great. But the inferences you can draw on. That's what prosecutors will. Ally on all the time are that Trump wanted Cohen to go with this time line. Knowing Trump knowing it was false. You know, in a crazy way. Michael Cohen says, I know the code because I've known Trump this long. It seems that the office of the special counsel. Both knows them doesn't know the code or at least they have an interest in being specially cautious calling it asking someone to lie calling it suborning, perjury because we know what that means and that's obstruction. So they're cautious to say, that's what it is because he's the president. And they can't indict him or yes, they were not gonna petition to indict and they didn't. But that particular code is something that could be understandable to the constituencies of those in congress that, you know, I don't know. I'm going to try this out on you the metoo movement, and even this college admission scandal, and there's one after another kind of the scandals in the priesthood and the church. These just abuses of power that are almost proxy and practice for understanding how. How the powerful get their subordinates to do things and act against their interests. I've just been listening. There's a podcast on something gangster, capitalism. The first season is about the college admissions scandal, and you have Rick singer, the college adviser talking to these rich clients about how he's going to get their kids into school. And it is all innuendo and even later when he has to ease wearing a wire, and he has to get them to agree that, that's what they've done so that he can have it on tape. You know, he says the fact that we bribed the coach, he gives the coach's name, 'cause this is he's working for prosecutors the fact that we bribed coach get your daughter into college. Well, you're not gonna want to report that to the IRS, and I don't know if you've heard these tapes, they do reenactments of them, but the client. So this is the Felicity Huffman figure, says, like right, of course, but is she really saying that's what happened. I mean when you're committing serious crimes, there's not a conversation like. I'm going to bring the heroin to your house, and you'll get the guns. Right. I mean, and that seems like something we all understand. I mean, even as some of Harvey Weinstein's and other me, metoo victims were spelling out. What happened the communication is never as exact as you want it to be. And yet, we all know who's anyone who's worked for, you know, at someone who abuses, his power knows that those kind of conversations are predicated on a power arrangement. And, you know, I almost think if this were submitted to the people if we just knew Michael Collins, exact testimony and your way of getting this out in this letter is a great way to do it. The pressure from just average readers of the mullahs report, and some of the surrounding materials and testimony would be more clear than bar. Exactly right. Like if you took the bar letter out of it, and he just had the Millard work come out and come out and, you know, not everyone's gonna read it. But a lot of, you know, some people would some people wouldn't. And then you'd have people on TV analyzing. It people would argue about it. But I think way more people would come to their own failed. Yeah. Of course he was trying to get him the lie, right? We've all been there since the same reason why you're able to explain this to juries in trials all the time. Because as you say, we almost never have direct evidence. Right. We don't have someone laying out. You know, do the crime wherever is. You have innuendo. You have inference. You have call it a code call. Whatever you want, but juries are instructed use your commonsense and frankly, you know, they do. And that's what I need about bar. Not having sort of been called to the carpet like, how does he get from the facts in the report to his conclusion, he, he has never yet to this day because it didn't happen in the hearing, so far he's not been forced to explain it, and I don't think he could is my point. Like I really loved to hear him be questioned in a way where he really had to try and just. Defy what he his conclusion, not in legal terms because that's what he's claiming it's not because he's the president and I just don't see how you got there. And then the last thing I would say is look molar. There's no question that Muller was very deferential in this entire report, both in section one and even in section two, you know, he it's not just that he won't accuse Trump crime. He draws wherever there's inferences to be drawn in someone's favor or not. He he, he draws them in favor of team Trump. I mean that's the irony of this being called a witch hunt. Understandably can't really fault molar for that. This is the president of the United States in that office. Whether you know, however you feel about this person, and he is being conservative. There are other prosecutors, who would have taken a different view of the facts. I think that's partly because well largely say because he's president and he says, as much in the report, but also because. This behind closed doors thing, wouldn't allow enough of the adversary ll system to convince a jury beyond a reasonable doubt or meet the standard of guilt beyond reasonable doubt, or sorry, premise from its to indict beyond a reasonable doubt, which is also an extremely high standard. I mean why do you think he did that? And would you have done that? Well, I mean, that is basically, the standard in the US attorney, or Justice manual for bringing charges. I mean it's phrased a little bit differently, and we say this in the letter in the prosecutor statement, I think we quoted I wanna remember the exact language, but the essence of it is, are you likely to be able to prove this beyond a reasonable doubt, if not don't charge it? I guess what I'm saying is I don't think the standard is necessarily wrong. Yeah, it's more that I think that decision about whether or not, you could prove some of this stuff beyond a reasonable doubt. He's very deferential. For example, with respect to the campaign finance crimes against Donald junior. Yeah, what do you find most most galling about his reticence like is there a moment, you know, jed sugarman was the first, I think, at least that I knew to come out and say, Mahler was cowardly like we're not expected to say that you don't have to go that far. But was there a moment that you just thought, what is he doing yet? And I need to be clear, not just because I don't want it, but I actually don't think it's about cowardice. I mean you can look at it completely the other way that, that maybe Muller thought you know, I could say this is criminal I could say this looks this act looks like intent but I'm not going to because I'm talking about the presidency and I know this will not be a popular view, but I don't care. I'm doing what I think is right? Yeah. That's me sort of IMO, or I understand that it's confusing and unclear and I'm not I'm not saying anything about this was perfect, but I, I don't necessarily think it was cowardly I think it was conservative, though. Yeah, if he's not gonna be able to bring indictment he shouldn't be able to. It's something. I, I think I feel like I read marriage advice somewhere that said, never bring up divorce, even the heat of an argument, unless you're going to do it. You know. So you've already set the parameters, we are not going to indict, we're not gonna divorce. So let's have the argument within those and, and that means not saying this is an indictable offence, but I can't indict, and he was very careful to spell out that loop the, if, if you can't do it, then there's something nasty or I don't, I don't know quite one fair fairness. I, he saw as, as the fair thing is if I can indict in have this play out in the system where there'll be a full airing of the facts and the evidence and the proof than I'm, I'm not going to say, I would indict and, again, you can agree or disagree. I mean, there are, you know, it's definitely not the only way to have gone. I think it's problematic. But I understand it. And I in some ways, think that somewhere, some point in time down the road when we're looking back at this, it will help the Justice system recover from this political as Asian that Moeller did manage to stay so above the fright in the short term. It's not necessarily helpful, but I think down the road they'll be this person who really stayed in the middle. Yeah. So there are aside from just urging everyone to read the report, that's only gonna go so far. And there have been intimations that not even close to everyone in congress has read the report as Justin Amash seem to have decided, I think, someone today said, it seems like only Elizabeth Warren and just in a Masha Fresno report. The point is, there's something in there for everyone and everybody should read the report. But short of reading the report, there are three summaries that I think, do well by their very quick at one of them is. Is the letter and I think we'll put that in the show now it's you have it posted on medium. Right. And yeah. Where else? Okay, so we'll, we'll put your letter. Then also, I think Adam shifts, I don't think that's okay. Speech is just a very simple way of spelling out the volume one offenses, so the collusion, which, you know what's weird is it is collusion. Nobody disagrees with the facts in what Adam Schiff said, so absolutely. Right. Right. The Republicans sitting there, didn't they didn't. I know nobody says, oh, that conversation was about adoptions, or everyone would have taken that meeting all that hope pick stuff is just gone..

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"federal prosecutors" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

04:21 min | 2 years ago

"federal prosecutors" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"We've been going through all of those document requests. And it turns out a ton of people in a ton of people in Trump's orbit and related to the Trump campaign have been formally asked by the judiciary committee now for then any documents or communications they have regarding WikiLeaks. Everybody from rights pre distal, Corey Lewandowski to Brad par scowl is the current Trump reelection campaign manager to Don mcgahn who was White House counsel to Rhona Graff, the president secretary. I mean all. All of these different people got Giudici airy committee requests specifically about WikiLeaks. All of these other people on that list. And actually, I should tell you. There may be more there Eighty-one different document request to go through. We might have missed some. That's what we got on the first house all of these other characters from the drama are being asked about WikiLeaks communications because of that. And because of the criminal case against Roger stone. You should also know that today in federal court in Virginia little bit of drama today in federal court in Virginia, the US attorney himself the top of that prosecutor's office that EDA US attorney himself personally turned up in court for a sealed hearing today that appears to be about some sort of legal case potentially involving WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, you might remember back in November right after the election. Those little flurry of new stories about what seemed to be a weird Ethan slightly surreal error. In federal court filing. One of the federal prosecutors who works in the US attorney's office in. Dva inexplicably. In in the middle of a filing in a totally unrelated case somehow randomly popped in this language in a whole different case that reference to Julian Assange, it was very weird. This is unexpected insert in a random case which said that Julian Assange from WikiLeaks had been charged in an American Federal indictment, and that fact needed to remain under seal until after Julian Assange had been arrested in conjunction with those charges. And everybody was like do what this case isn't even about that. And Julian Assange has been charged and he's going to be arrested, and what that was back in November. It was such a random way to learn that information and the US attorney's office came out quickly and had their spokesperson say that was in error. That was not supposed to be there. That was just a mistake. Just a typo fat finger kind of. The Washington Post, however reported at the time that although that language about Julian Assange was unintentionally disclosed in that unrelated case, according to people familiar with the matter that language about Julian Assange was quote true. Oh. Well, if so that was a weird way to learn about it. Today's news makes it seems like maybe it was true today that same assistant US attorney that same federal prosecutor who was blamed for making that weird mistake and putting that language about Julian Assange that unrelated case that exact same assistant US attorney today was spotted in court for the sealed hearing that assistant US attorney blamed for that mistake was spotted in court alongside the US attorney himself from the eastern district of Virginia. And then Chelsea Manning. All people also appeared at that same courthouse walking out at the end of the day to tell reporters that she was there to fight a grand jury subpoena to testify in a sealed case Chelsea Manning. Of course, went to prison for her role in supplying documents to WikiLeaks documents that WikiLeaks later posted online. So if there is a new criminal case involving WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, you can at least draw a dotted line to Chelsea Manning. Somebody who might be facing a grand jury subpoenaed to testify in conjunction with such a case and that scene at the courthouse. Today came after another WikiLeaks this weekend announced publicly that he is cooperating with federal prosecutors in a case related to WikiLeaks. He told reporters this weekend that he is seeking an immunity deal in conjunction with his testimony in a case involving WikiLeaks. So all of this to say between that core filing error in November the reporting around that era that suggested that it was weird that it was in that case. And it was a mistake. But the information was true. And then what we saw today in Virginia..

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"federal prosecutors" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

03:56 min | 2 years ago

"federal prosecutors" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"If you are Florida, man. On social media or on Fox News TV show. But you know, but in this case the guy spouting about the crooked prosecutor and being on the hitless he's the defendant in a serious felony trial about which the judge has already said he's banned for making public statements. So today, the judge in DC federal court in Roger stone's case. She was nothing if not clear in response to the news of this new book introduction that is being published for Mr. stone. The judge said today in court, quote, there is no question that the gag order. Prohibited and continues to prohibit the defendant for making any public statements using any medium concerning the investigation. It does not matter when the defendant may have I formulated the opinions expressed or when he first put them into words, he may no longer share his views on these particular subjects with the world. Can we make would you'd like it embroidered on a pillow with that help? So it may only be a matter of time. But at this point in time Roger stone's still has not had his bail revoked. He is still at liberty. That said the judge has yet to weigh in on his additional public claim this weekend that he's being framed. CNBC did report late today that a couple of websites associated with Roger stone today were taken down. Maybe that's an effort to remedy that kind of problem too. But for now Roger stone remains out on bond and not in jail and the matter will be back before the judge on Monday, as I say observers of the Roger stone case have been surprised that he has not yet had his bail revoked given how much she appears to be taking the judges chain over and over again in this case. But but we'll see he is at least at liberty for almost another week before the judge takes up this matter again on Monday. So. As we have been watching. You know, the stone case in the Manafort case and all of the patina case in the patent case. And the Ericsson case as we've been watching all of these cases proceed through the courts. They're all interesting. They're all potentially going interesting places. It'll be interesting to see the fate of all of these people and how they fit into the overall narrative if the special counsel ever spells out that narrative in a readable way. But while we've all been watching those cases, there are a couple of things that are sort of new factors for us. Now as observers of this part of the news about this administration. One of the new factors. We have to keep an eye on as we're watching all these cases is the new leadership at the Justice department. Right. There are still unanswered questions about how the new attorney general William bar may or may not be influencing things may or may not be influencing influencing anything having to do with these ongoing cases run by special counsel, Robert Muller, and these derivative prosecutions that have been farmed out to other US attorneys. Ongoing questions about how Muller is being handled by the new attorney general and how William bars approaching all of these cases that touch on the Trump administration and the Trump campaign in general. I think that's in part why there's going to be a lot of questions asked over the next few days about this new reporting about Jesse Liu but Wall Street Journal again first to report today, the decision to take her out of the US attorney's offices in DC where she has been in command of a whole bunch of these cases that relate to the Russia investigation. Right. There will be questions about that in part because it's presumably presumably it is William Barr who was tapping her to leave that US attorneys office and move to main Justice. There will be questions before we understand more about how bar is approaching these things as to whether or not that may have implications for those ongoing cases. So that's one factor. That's new that. We're all watching having to do with all these cases sort of an x factor when it comes to this change in Justice department leadership the other new factor that we've also had to map on to all of these cases..

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"federal prosecutors" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

03:42 min | 2 years ago

"federal prosecutors" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"That can't be that low. So key said in that interview, he's the greatest president in history. And I think we all have to take that with a grain of salt. I mean after all he's had more executive time than any other president so much. So he's probably the first president to get unemployment insurance. But at the end of the day that's not the question on impeachment. The question is has a crime been committed or something really serious collusion with Russia. Obstruction of Justice. Those are the types of things, and those are the things that Muller's been looking into look let's consider what we're learning tonight about this wide ranging subpoena from federal prosecutors in Manhattan to the Trump inaugural committee. Now, this this indicates that this investigation is at some point of early relatively early because if they're just subpoenaing the document information now, they have to then get all that they have been study all that the congress. The Democrats have been saying we have to wait for Robert Muller. Finish before we can consider anything involving impeachment might Democrats. Now be saying even if the Muller report were to come in somewhere in the next ninety days, we have to wait for the Manhattan federal prosecutors to finish doing what they're doing before we consider any impeachment questions. I don't think so I think both of these investigations are far left alone. And there's enough that's been produced to say to the congress. You know, it's time to open an impeachment inquiry Nautica to prejudge it and say, we're the outcome is. And I wrote a piece with General Michael Hayden, a four star general who was his an American patriot. He was President Bush's head of the CIA in which we basically said that you know, obviously don't want to interfere with an ongoing investigation. But there's a lot of questions at congress can't ask and indeed should have been asking for the last two years. And it's now time that those questions start to be asked because you know, after all every one of those members of congress takes that Salamo, then there's nothing more solemn than these questions about what happened and are two they give rise to an impeachable offense and Neil quickly before you go. Because I as the one of the authors of the rules on special counsels. I've gotta get you on this issue that the president also talked to CBS about they asked him, you know, should the mother. Report become public. He said it's completely up to the attorney general. It's just completely up to the attorney general. A will we see the mullahs report? I mean, it's so ridiculous. That now he's like it's up to the attorney general that and everything else he's trying to second. Guess the attorney general whenever they investigate him or his family were the campaign where things around him. So I don't think anyone can listen to any of that. But at the end of the day, I think the special counsel regulations as written the spirit of them really do require that report in at least, you know, the bulk of its detail, maybe not the privacy, you know, very salacious details about someone's privacy. But the rest of it's gotta come out after all these are the most sensitive questions at democracy faces. We have a very experienced team of investigators led by Muller who's been a lifelong Republican looking into it. And yes, the American people have a right to know. Now. Trump can disagree with it. He can say it's wrong or whatever. But at the end of the day, we got to see it. They'll cut the thank you very much. Join us really appreciate. And when we come back congresswoman Alexandria 'cause you Cortez and Senator Elizabeth Warren have. Finally made taxing the mega rich an issue after decades of Washington ignoring that subject one of the economists who worked with Senator Warren when she was developing her tax wealth plan will join us..

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"federal prosecutors" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

03:21 min | 2 years ago

"federal prosecutors" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"The federal prosecutors involved what they're looking at another reminder that has Muller prepares to wind down legal issues related to Trump are going to hang around in lower Manhattan for a long time, and Tim O'Brien. There are some legal observers who've said Donald Trump's biggest problems are with the prosecutor here in Manhattan, the one already has Michael Cohen's conviction, and who has already in effect named Donald Trump as an unindicted co-conspirator in that case. Yeah, you know, there's always been sort of joke that that the Trump team thinks playing three dimensional chess. Whether actually just playing bingo, and it's Robert Muller who's been playing three dimensional chats at some time. A while at a point in points past he decided to hand off partisan investigation to the southern district of New York. And this is when he was under a lot of pressure. In Washington to define the limits of his investigation to make sure it was just a collusion investigation or an obstruction investigation. When of course, the whole thing could become a high crimes and misdemeanors investigation, which would be impeachable regardless of the direction that takes. He's clearly uncovered a number of financial problems and crimes in the course of investigation that he's given to other jurisdictions that are outside the president's reach that not only clues this other New York. It's also the New York state attorney general's office, and all of those things is Maggie pointed out in her tweet are going to possibly haunt Trump much longer than his presidency, and whether the answering developments of all that naming that in the sort of unthinking embrace of the presidency and the White House. He put his entire family and business in jeopardy. David the the the southern district of New York, the Manhattan federal prosecutors who are on this case there the. One's who've already obtained the cooperation of people working in the Trump company, including the chief financial officer. They got cooperation from him during their investigation of Michael Cohen and presumably a cooperation for anything else. They might be enquiring about. Yes. And remember when Donald Trump got rid of all the US attorney's as cover so he could get rid of pre Ferrara running the southern district office in his mind. And I'm sure expect him would agree with me about this. He figured well. I've taken care of that problem. He does not understand the integrity of people are one for that doesn't mean they don't screw up now. And then and do things that they shouldn't do. But overall, they are resolute in going after people engaged in wrongful conduct and the ability they have now because of people like. Michael Cohen and Alan Weisselberg cooperating to some degree means that they are going to be able to put together serious cases, if any money was out of place at all. And if they lied about the money, and the subpoena seems to make it pretty clear that there was already some lies told about this enough stonning amount of money on one hundred and seven million dollars for the inauguration. Then Johnson and Tim O'Brien. Thank you both for joining us. Really? Appreciate it. And when we come back, why President Trump says he can't be impeached. We'll see if splitting scholar Neil cut the L agrees with Donald Trump's legal scholarship..

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"federal prosecutors" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

04:25 min | 2 years ago

"federal prosecutors" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"Cussin' now are two people who have spent years following the money trail of Donald Trump and both have written books about the business of being Donald Trump. David Kay Johnson won the Pulitzer prize as a tax reporter for the New York Times. He is now the founder of DC report dot org, and the author of most recently, it's even worse than you think. What the Trump administration is doing to America, and Tim O'Brien is the author of Trump nation. He was unsuccessfully sued by Donald Trump for publishing that book. And he is now executive editor of Bloomberg opinion, and an MS NBC contributor, and David I like to start with you, the the the federal prosecutors now investigating the Trump inaugural committee for crimes related to conspiracy to defraud the United States, mail fraud, false statements, wire fraud and money, money laundering, who could ever have seen this coming. It's amazing. It's taken this long to get there since we found out horri- that they'd raised one hundred and seven million dollars. I've been calling for a forensic audit a criminal level oughta there's no indication they spent even a quarter that much money on the really minimal sort of inaugural celebration that they had who put the money in where did it go, and we really need answers. That's I think it's very important to the public that we learned that these subpoenas are out there. And I'm sure that they will now be a fine tooth comb run over the books to find out where the money came in. And who it went to and why and Tim not surprisingly one of the crimes that the federal prosecutors are investigating in relation to the inaugural committee is false statements. And so they've already been investigating and others have been investigating what happened with one hundred and seven million dollars. And it seems. As though some of the Trump people involved in this might not have told the entire truth to investing are you shocked? But but that is of course, exactly where you expect them to be caught up is on the false steak. And yeah, and you know, it's not just the money itself. But it's where the money came from. They also want to know if this money came from foreign donors, and this is the larger issue the tone over almost everything Donald Trump touched who four during and after the election, it touched his business, it touched his campaign, it touched the inauguration. It touched the transition foreign money coming into the Trump coffers with questions now raised by prosecutors as to whether or not that was influence peddling. It's really no more complex than that. The complexities are did his team. No about it into they lie to cover it up where they're quid pro quos, what were the quid pro quo? How extensive were they put the fundamental issue here were foreign entities or foreign interests paying money to Trump concerns. In order to get favors and David everyone in politics, and employment campaigns, the peop- the people who know how to do it in an honorable and legal way know that there are bad donors who want to come into your world. There are people who want to come into your campaign who you do not want in your donor list. And some of them are completely legal to Kemp to contribute. They are Americans. But they might have had some problems with the or some kind of things associated with them that you don't want associated with your campaign that involves turning down money. That comes your way has done. Trump ever turned down money that has come easily his way. Did the sun failed arise the east this morning? It's exactly right. Remember when Bill Clinton got in trouble because of some Hanky character in marina, del Rey, California who made contributions and politicians after police this, and when they somebody slips around them, and that happens the honorable thing to do is you own up to it. And you give the money to a charity or you give it back to the individual, depending on the circumstances. You haven't seen a single thing by Trump and the people around him to correct the record here or to express any concern about this. Because of course to the leader of this group, Donald Trump. There's nothing wrong with any of this. What's wrong with you Lawrence for questioning? Maggie Haberman is tweeting a part of the New York Times report tonight saying this subpoena is huge in scope, and what the southern district of New York..

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"federal prosecutors" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

05:08 min | 2 years ago

"federal prosecutors" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"We're breaking news at this hour about financial dealings involving the president of the United States that are now being investigated by federal prosecutors one of the most mysterious mountains of money that Donald Trump has raised and controlled is the record hundred seven million dollars raised by President Trump's inaugural committee. The most any inaugural committee had ever raised federal prosecutors in New York City are now trying to trace every penny of that money. The Washington Post is now the third news organization tonight along with the Wall Street Journal New York Times to confirm that federal prosecutors in New York City issued a subpoena to President Trump's inaugural committee today a wide ranging subpoena, which was read by the Washington Post in it. Prosecutors are seeking quote an array of documents including all information related to inaugural donors vendors contractors, Bank accounts of the inaugural committee and any information related to foreign contributors to the committee. The document indicates that prosecutors are investigating crimes related to conspiracy to defraud the United States, mail fraud, false statements, wire fraud and money laundering. Joining us now by phone is Washington Post investigative reporter, Rosalind Helderman and Rosalind. I read your report came over my phone that there was one individual in Los Angeles who donated on nine hundred thousand dollars approximately to the fund, and so there are specific does the subpoena mentioned specific people like that. But the subpoena is interested in. Yeah. It's interesting the subpoena is generally very broad as you mentioned. It seeks documents in this like very sweeping array of topics, but it also mentioned this one particular donor and company Los Angeles financier named Imad Zuberi is is the one name mentioned specifically in the subpoena. He was a major democratic donor. He'd given a large amount of money to President Obama and Hillary Clinton, and then suddenly a January twenty seventeen his company gave one hundred thousand dollars to support the Republican convention which have been a few months earlier, and then nine hundred thousand dollars the port Donald Trump's inaugural. He's actually the first bullet point of the subpoena, and why is this subpoena being issued by federal prosecutors in New York City and not the special prosecutor, Robert Muller. Yeah. We had done some reporting a while back now that the special counsel have been asking questions specifically about the topic of the possibility of foreign donors at the inaugural. It's not legal for foreigners to donate to an inaugural committee. You have to be a US citizen or resident this subpoena comes from the southern district of New York so Manhattan prosecutors so that would seem to be an indication that the thrust of this investigation is not being handled by Moore's office. But instead by prosecutors and kind of ordinary ordinary course of business, and there's a big difference between a campaign, contributors and inaugural committee contributors, isn't there, there's no there's no real necessity to reveal who your inaugural contributors are actually isn't EFI requirement to reveal inaugural donor. So we have the documents that have been released by President Trump. Inaugural committee that shows the companies and people they say donated interestingly part of what the subpoena seeks is sort of a restatement of the donors as well. As kind of the records that were put together by the inaugural committee in order to file those F E C documents. So it looks like one of the many many things that are looking at here is whether the filings accurately reflect who really gave the committee Rosal noiman. Thank you for joining us with your breaking news reporting. And I really appreciate. What the Washington Post is reporting tonight along with the New York Times. And the Wall Street Journal follows a separate report from the New York Times this weekend that Donald Trump candidate Donald Trump requested a ten million dollar loan loan from Deutsche Bank during the twenty sixteen presidential campaign. Don't you Bank turned down that Trump loan request? The times reports quote, senior officials at the Bank, including its future chief executive believe that Mr. Trump's divisive candidacy, mid such alone. Too risky. The people said among their concerns was that if Mr. Trump won the election, and then defaulted to at your Bank would have to choose between not collecting on the debt or seizing the assets of the president of the United States, the previously unreported loan request could draw further scrutiny from Democrats who are already preparing to launch investigation into Donald Trump's dealings with Deutsche Bank because of the Manx past involvement in. In Russian money laundering. Schemes journey artists..

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"federal prosecutors" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

03:19 min | 2 years ago

"federal prosecutors" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"There's no question about it. But the sequence actually started very early in the presidency. When President Trump went out to see I headquarters stood in front of the wall of stars that commemorates intelligence officers who have fallen in the line of duty and talked about himself and his inauguration. But I think it really started to crack open with two things one when he publicly sided with. Russian President Putin against the intelligence community and to win the former secretary of State Rex Tillerson came out and talked about some of the same qualities that are in that article, and then the last straw, if you wanna put it that way was his knock down the intelligence community and the suggestion that they should go back to school, which one of the officials off the record replied, he ought to go to school. Thanks a lot of sets Chris Whipple. In your study of presidencies. Have you ever seen schedules? Like what was leaked about President Trump's schedule? Now. And I'm not counting FDR when he was dying. I'm not counting Woodrow Wilson when he was physically incapacitated. I'm talking about physically capable presidents who spent as much leisure time during the workday is Donald Trump. Now, nothing like it. And you know, even Ronald Reagan who was famously detached as president would would show up at nine o'clock sharp in the Oval Office every day, and he would hit his marks as long as he had a good director like Jim Baker around. So it's unprecedented. But, you know, the both of these stories Johns story on the Intel briefings the story of Donald Trump's unbelievable, quote, unquote, executive time are a reminder of something that we've known for a while. But I think it's it's this is. Killing confirmation of it that is that this White House is full of people who are not only incompetent at governing. But many of them are, you know? Profoundly uninterested in governing in Dennis McDonough on the first day January twentieth. Twenty thousand twenty seventeen sad at his office. And waited for the chief of staff to arrive, and no one showed up he gave up he turned off the lights, and he left the White House, and you know. Not very much has changed. You could argue and here's Donald Trump with his executive time. John wolcott. Thank you very much for joining us with your exclusive reporting tonight on the president's willful ignorance as the intelligence officials, call it and Chris Whipple Meco Yang. Thank you for helping us started off tonight. And when we come back, we have breaking news tonight about a federal investigation into money that went into the president's inaugural committee over one hundred million dollars you I heard the details of this within the last hour. But there are new details. Breaking by the hour. Washington Post now has a reporter who has seen that subpoena to the president's inaugural committee. He will join she will join us and President Trump tries to explain why he can't be impeached, but President Trump has ventured into a bit of legal scholarship that not surprisingly he doesn't know much about..

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"federal prosecutors" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

04:58 min | 2 years ago

"federal prosecutors" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"Now, it's time for the last word with Lawrence O Donnell. Good evening, Mark. Good evening alley and we're going to be adding to that reporting tonight on that subpoena to the president's inaugural committee. We have Washington Post reporter who's actually now seen the subpoena of to read read some specifics on it, including one particular name. And so we're going to be adding. And I think as as these hours were on this. This will not be the end of it is that is an interesting story. And I'm glad you're doing. Yeah. We're going to be developing a lot more tomorrow. I'm sure thank you. Thanks art, willful ignorance that is what people who work for President Trump say he brings to work. And so it might be good news for America and the world the President Trump does not work very much. Those two points are established in two huge leaks to the news media this weekend from people inside the Trump administration who apparently want us to believe that Donald Trump is caught somewhere between doing a very bad job as president and doing. N-no job at all the information in these two leaks is historic and we can't say that about every leak from Trump world, but these leaks these leaks will be cited by future historians of this period. When they describe how Donald Trump did his job or failed to do his job as president of the United States. Someone who works for President Trump decided to leak his daily schedules to axios, according to the schedules. There are workdays when the president is scheduled for about one hour of work. And that's so-called work is not what most workers in America would consider work for President Trump work is simply sitting and talking and sometimes listening there is no minimum wage worker in America who gets to call that work. That's what most American workers do on their day off. That's not what high school students. Call work serious high school student students spend many more hours. A day working than President Donald Trump. Does according to his schedules serious high school students spend several hours a day in class intensely paying attention and taking notes and then spend more hours on homework. They spend hours studying they spend hours reading, but even serious high school students don't work as hard as Barack Obama did in the presidency. Putting in ten hour days routinely of briefings, and meetings and study sessions only then to take home a mountain of homework that he had to master. And of course, President Obama was the best speech writer working in his White House. And so he also did far more writing than most presence. But Donald Trump has now turned the presidency into if not the easiest job in the federal government, certainly the easiest elected position in the federal government. Of course, any job is easy. If you're willing to fail at it. And that's what. President Trump has done according to a new poll today, the chose America does not believe Donald Trump should be reelected. Fifty seven percent believe that Donald Trump is a failed president and should not be re-elected the one way to follow the presidential campaign from this point forward is to keep that number in mind. Fifty seven percent to believe Donald Trump should not be reelected which matches the fifty seven percent in another poll who say they definitely will not vote for Donald Trump keep that fifty seven percent in mind every day of the presidential campaign and ask yourself. What did Donald Trump do today to change the minds of about twenty percent of those people who have decided to vote against him? Because that's what Donald Trump has to do to win reelection. He has to change the minds of people who have already made up their minds that he does not deserve reelection. And that they definitely are not. Not going to vote for him. Donald Trump did nothing today to change any of those mines, and these leaks from inside the Trump administration this weekend will do nothing to change. Those mines one of those leaks reinforces the image of Donald Trump as a reckless man in a job where recklessness presents a danger, not just to Americans, but to the world John Walcott of time magazine who will join us in just a moment obtained accounts of President Trump's approach to intelligence issues in his report, Jon Wolcott, said senior intelligence briefers are breaking two years of silence to warn that the president is endangering American security with what they say is a stubborn disregard for their assessments setting multiple in-person episodes. These intelligence officials say Trump displays what one called willful ignorance when presented with analyses generated by America's eighty one billion dollars a year intelligence services..

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"federal prosecutors" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

02:07 min | 2 years ago

"federal prosecutors" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"Oh, it'd be a fly on the wall of judge Amy Berman Jackson's courtroom today. That's where special counsel, Robert Muller's. Prosecutors spent four and a half hours presenting secret evidence supporting their claim that the president's campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, lied to investigators and breached his plea deal and being a fly on the wall is pretty much the only way any of us would know what the secret evidence was because they went to great lengths to keep everything. Secret that cleared the courtroom shootout, the journalists, they even covered the little windows on the doors to keep away any nosy lip-readers, Paul Manafort was there, according to his attorney, but we don't know much beyond that. And we won't know until a redacted transcript is released both sides have until Wednesday to say what they want redacted. Judge Jackson pushed back manafort's sentencing until March thirteenth and scheduled a follow up super-secret hearing for Wednesday February thirteenth, maybe next time. They'll. Hold the hearing beneath a cloak of invisibility. So in Manafort, we will all have to wait a little longer. But here's something nice and definitive. That's happening this week Wednesday. The house intelligence committee will hold a full committee meeting to among other things vote on sending official transcripts of congressional testimony to Robert Mueller. This is important because official transcripts are what Robert Muller needs to indict anymore. Witnesses for lying to congress. That's the way you prove someone's lying to congress. That's wednesday. Mark your calendar as Rachel would say watch this space. One last bit of news. If you've been watching four, and perhaps about supreme court Justice, Ruth, Bader Ginsburg, this one is for you Justice Ginsburg, made her first public appearance tonight since undergoing surgery to remove cancerous. Najah lls in December the Washington Post says she attended a production of notorious Rb in song in Washington DC. Welcome back Justice Ginsburg that does oppress tonight Rachel will be back tomorrow. I'll see you tomorrow at one and three stern for my own shows. The winter Madame show weeknights at nine on MSNBC..

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"federal prosecutors" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

04:17 min | 2 years ago

"federal prosecutors" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"Most of that was spent, but where the money went into whom remains an open question despite promises that there would be a full and clean external audit of the inaugural committee finances, it's not clear that that ever happened. So back into. Assembly. We learned that federal prosecutors were investigating whether the inaugural committee misspent, some of the one hundred seven million dollars that it raised from donations at that point the criminal probe by the Manhattan. US attorney's office was in quote, early stages, reportedly, they're looking at whether foreigners illegally funnel donations to President Trump's inaugural committee, and specifically whether people from Middle East nations cutter Saudi Arabia, the UAE used straw, donors to disguise their donations to the funds. Now, remember, the federal prosecutors in this story are based in Manhattan in the southern district of New York. These are separate and apart from those who work for special counsel, Robert Muller and his Russia investigations the different investigation back in December the reporting call this criminal investigation in its early stages tonight. We've got breaking news because that early stage investigation now appears to be in full bloom. Multiple news organs. Nations reporting tonight that federal prosecutors in New York reached out today to President Trump's inaugural committee. The committee was served with subpoenas and ordered to turn over documents about its donors finances and activities as well as quote any benefits handed out, including tickets and photo opportunities with the president federal disclosure filings vendor contracts and more this is coming out of the southern district of New York's public corruption section totally different from the Russian investigation. It's worth remembering that, Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen. And the Trump organization's chief financial officer Allan Weisselberg have both been cooperating with these same federal prosecutors. In addition to Rick gates, Trump campaign deputy who also worked on the inauguration. So it's not clear where all this is coming from. But they've got a lot of people who might be telling them something about the inauguration. The Wall Street Journal says that among the documents that prosecutors want is anything regarding. Donations to the committee made by or on behalf of foreign nationals. Joining me now is Rebecca ball house. One of the Wall Street Journal reporters who has been on the story. Rebecca, thank you for joining us on such short notice. And thank you for your reporting on this for having me, first of all the southern district of New York is looking for these documents. Do you have any indication whether the inaugural committee is willing to hand them over? It seeming that they are the committee put out a statement earlier tonight saying that they had just received the subpoena, and we're we're doing it. But that it was their intention to cooperate the subpoena coming from the southern district of New York makes people wonder whether it's related to or there's any overlap with Robert Muller's office in investigation. Do you know about that? Well, we know that Mahler has at one point at least been looking into donations to the inaugural funds specifically from foreign nationals. It's not clear to us whether that ongoing or whether that's been referred to the Manhattan US attorney's office. We do know that this investigation into inaugural fund grew out of the previous investigation into Michael Cohen and his business feeling among the records that were seized in the April raid of his properties was a tape of him having a conversation with an adviser to the inaugural about her concerns. Some of the money was being misspent. So we know that those are the origins of the investigation excuse this. Rebecca, what are they looking at because there are a few questions if one looks at this inauguration, the fact that it was really expensive. But didn't seem to look like something that was as expensive as it would be. So is it money that's being funneled places and question of just following that money or is the bigger concern weather for. Oran officials foreign governments could have been using this as a way to influence Donald Trump or or gain favor with Donald Trump. Well, our take away from the subpoena that we reviewed tonight is that their investigation appears to be really broad..

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"federal prosecutors" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

03:56 min | 2 years ago

"federal prosecutors" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"That's what's critical. So whether he decides he wants to take days or weeks to leave office if the delegates or if the Democratic Party in Virginia doesn't see eye to eye with him and sounds like they don't what can they do? What they can do is to put pressure. I suppose psychologically on him. He's already had one college. Withdraw an invitation. He already accepted the invitation to William and Mary. That is correct. That is correct. And there are a number of legislators. I've been told who will not meet with him. If he stays in office. Well is very difficult to be governor. If legislators won't talk to you. It's very difficult to be governor. If you're hunker down in the governor's mansion like LBJ was at the end of his term or Nixon was during Watergate really tough to govern. So Ralph Northam has the kind of mind takes a while to adjust. But he'll figure all this out. And he'll do the right thing. A number of people have said tonight that with Justin Fairfax Lieutenant governor being second in line and the allegations made against him a number of people have said, they don't want that influencing how they think about what has to happen to Ralph Northam, but for Democrats in Virginia it suddenly becomes very important on Friday night. The argument was that Justin. Fairfax is ready to go. This is a young accomplished, man. In who is in a position to take on the role of the governorship. If Ralph Northam has to leave do you believe now that this allegation of sexual assault is going to damage that plan? No, I do not it may damage to some degree his popularity. We'll have to see how it plays out the newspaper that Dez investigated. It pretty thoroughly and many months ago says there was simply no way to corroborate the woman story or Justin Fairfax story. Well, you know, we have this principle that that person is innocent until found guilty. And I think that applies even to Lieutenant governors. So no, I don't think it will it will damage him. If and I know of nothing, and I don't think there's anything. But if it digital damaging information or additional accusations came out the flaw in this theory that this has all been cooked up by Steve Bannon, and right Bart. Although I could believe anything, but their theory is they're the ones behind this. Well, the problem with that theory is the person next next in line behind Fairfax to the governorship is democratic attorney general, Mark herring. No relation to delegate, Harry. So you'd still get a democratic governor. Markarian? In fact, was the person who Justin Fairfax loss to when he ran for attorney general, and then he became Lieutenant governor Larry always good to see you. Thank you for joining me. Thank you Allie. Larry Sabato is the director of the university of Virginia center for politics. All right, much more to get to tonight, including breaking news that the president's legal troubles are expanding. Federal prosecutors have now reportedly subpoenaed documents from the committee that put together Trump's inauguration and one of the reporters who broke the story joins us next. If you like baton twirler 's this was the inauguration for you, Donald J Trump's inauguration in January of two thousand seventeen if you get claustrophobic like I do in big crowds than this was also the inauguration for you. Apparently. Or if you really don't like, particularly well known bands or your big fan of someone called DJ. Ravi drums in that case. Trump's inauguration would be irresistible for you. But from a basic, math perspective Donald Trump's inauguration. Defied all rules of nature. It was twice as expensive as President Obama's inauguration and half as dazzling the Trump inaugural fund raised a record breaking one hundred and seven million dollars..

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"federal prosecutors" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

04:42 min | 2 years ago

"federal prosecutors" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"The way matters show. We at nine eastern on MSNBC Rachel has the night off. But she will be back tomorrow. We're going to dive right in tonight into this remarkable standoff that continues in the state of Virginia where the governor has been facing increasingly widespread and adamant calls to resign. And who's frankly been expected to resign any minute for three days? Now, this all started on Friday when an online right wing news site published the nineteen Eighty-four medical school yearbook page of then student and now Virginia democratic governor. Ralph Northam alongside some sort of glamour shots of the then twenty five year old Northam was this photo of a person in black face next to a person in a KKK, robe and hood, neither person was identified on the page. And no explanation for the photo was given governor north them. I put out a short paper statement apologizing for the photo. Oh, quote, the decision I made to appear as I did in this photo and for the hurt that decision caused then. And now when it quickly became clear that wouldn't cut it. The governor put out a one minute video apologizing taking responsibility and pledging to work hard to regain the trust of Virginians but the calls for northern to step down continue to pace and from within the Democratic Party several democratic presidential candidates called on north them to resign. So did the N double ACP the black caucus in the Virginia legislature had a meeting with north late Friday night, which apparently did not go so well because they left that meeting calling on him to step down as Friday night turned into Saturday morning. The questions seemed to become not if Ralph Northam would resign. But when when word came that the governor was planning a press conference early Saturday afternoon, everyone pretty much assumed it would be his resignation announcement. But suddenly, it wasn't Virginia. Governor Ralph Northam step to the podium with his wife, Pamela and said actually the photo wasn't of him that he had studied the photo and racked his brain and talk to his med school roommate and even maybe use some facial recognition technology of some sort and the photo was definitely not him. And hence he would not resign which prompted some predictably baffled questions from the assembled press. Alan, I didn't know at the time. There was so much happening. But like, I try. So. Well, because my word is important to me. And and my first intention Alan was to to reach out, and and apologize when this broke yesterday afternoon, there were just a lot of people call in and I just felt like I needed to to talk to them. And to put out a statement that this is unacceptable to have a picture such as that in the yearbook on my page. And so that's why I started reaching out to people. It. It has taken time for me to make sure that it's not me. But I'm convinced. I am convinced that I'm not in that picture that Northerns I go at an apology wasn't terrible as these things go. He did acknowledge having done something harmful. He did seem to say the right things. And then suddenly the next day. He didn't. It's just weird. How could he not have known that a photo on his medical school yearbook page wasn't of him? Why would he admit to a being a photo in black face standing next to someone in a clan uniform or in a clam uniform standing next to a guy in black face if neither person in the photo was him? And if he wasn't sure at first that the photo wasn't him. If he thought maybe it could be him. What does that say about the kinds of things? Ralph Northam was up to in nineteen Eighty-four. If you're old enough to remember nineteen Eighty-four think about this. As a matter of fact, routh Northam had something to say about what he was up to a nineteen Eighty-four. And this was the part of the Saturday press conference. You might have heard about this. But it's worth seeing the tape. This was the part of the Saturday press conference that made you spit out your coffee, if you were watching it live to be clear, this that you're about to hear is not Ralph Northam responding to an allegation or being confronted with evidence of something that he did. This is a story that routh north and brought up unprompted in his press conference explaining why he would not be resigning..

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"federal prosecutors" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

03:22 min | 2 years ago

"federal prosecutors" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"Central figure in their someone who has who has worked in the Ukraine who worked with pro-moscow government is offering not just the cell polling data, which their information warfare operation is already manipulating he is one step from selling a president who has already indicated that he's for sale. So Manafort becomes a key node in that analytical process, and again in the intelligence community we. We assume you're dirty. We just have to find the links to your dirt and this campaign. It's out in the open. Yeah. It's the Dirks not under the fingernails, which we can say credibly given. How many people have already confessed guilt to federal felonies the rest of it? We're going to keep an eye on. I have to tell you starting a night like this hour with a lot of news with two former US officials in the expertise, you guys bring his really valuable Malcolm in a bathroom McFaul. Thanks to both of you. Appreciate I want to tell you at home what we're doing because it's a little different tonight later on. I have an exclusive special report on the elite team of federal prosecutors that may now scare Donald Trump even more than Bob Muller. They operate in his hometown in New York, and they're doing a lot of work. That's Jason to the Miller probe. And we have essentially I'm going to tell you the perfect guest for this. The man who used to run the southern district of New York prosecutorial offices. Also tonight news on the Democrats now accusing Donald Trump. Of literally throwing a tantrum when he didn't get his way in the talks to end, the shutdown without a wall. It's cold out here and the temperature wasn't much warmer in the situation room. We saw a temper tantrum because he couldn't get his way. And he just walked out of the meeting. I'm gonna get into it with Michael Eric Dyson live one on one next. I'm melbourne. You're watching the beat on MSNBC. Democrats hammering Donald Trump saying he literally stormed out of as much hype meeting with top Democrats on this nineteenth day of the shutdown. They say when faced with opposition. He basically freaked out and stormed out. And when they rebutted his demand for wall funding, he said quote by by so tonight, the news is that Nancy Pelosi is telling the country, Donald Trump is the worst kind of adult one who acts like a child her critique echoes something. Sean Carter said a long time ago about a friend who was so immature. She would show out in public throw tantrums on the floor. Gotta toss a couple of dollars just to shut up her Hala. Well, today, the Democrats say Trump is literally throwing a tantrum, and they won't toss any dollars for wall funding. No matter how much he hollers. We saw a temper tantrum because he couldn't get his way. And he just walked out of the meeting. It was a petulant president of the United States a person who would say I'll keep government shutdown for a month or years on the side yet my way, turn a professor, Michael Eric Dyson, professor Dyson. A what do you think of this issue with the temper tantrum and the dollars? Well, first of all your citation of Jay z is spot on to quote, Jay.

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"federal prosecutors" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

Talk 1260 KTRC

01:43 min | 2 years ago

"federal prosecutors" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

"Him federal prosecutors in Manhattan, a file court documents that say Michael Cohen violated campaign finance laws at the direction of individual one whose description matches that of President Trump Cohen says he paid to women who allegedly had affairs with the president. In a pair of early morning tweets. The president said the Democrats are wrongly calling a simple private transaction a campaign contribution. And he said the payment by Michael Cohen was done correctly. One of the tweets reads can't find a smoking gun tying the Trump campaign to Russia. The president misspelled the word smoking as smocking. Linda Kenyon, Washington. President Trump's top pick to serve as is next chief of staff Nick Ayers has pulled his name from consideration. Here's correspondent, ABBIE. Philip from the White House is back to the drawing board looking at some names of people who frankly, we've heard in the past come up in conversations about chief of staff, but the problem is many of them are are sending strong signals right now that they don't even want the job. Republican congressman Mark meadows among them. He's the latest today say he is not interested in the chief of staff position stuffed animals are piling up beneath colorful balloons at a makeshift memorial. That's been erected outside the Youngstown Ohio home relate night fire killed five young children, including one year old twins. Verizon says more than ten thousand managers have accepted a voluntary buyout offer from the company to save money to put toward its network known as five g good news. If you're looking for work, the number of job openings in October hit the second highest level on record the number of people hired also rose while the ranks of those who quit their jobs fell. On Wall Street..

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