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Mitt Romney Calls Roger Stone's Commutation 'Historic, Unprecedented Corruption'

Steve Thomson

00:32 sec | 5 months ago

Mitt Romney Calls Roger Stone's Commutation 'Historic, Unprecedented Corruption'

"Full out the day after President Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime associate, Roger Stone. Utah Senator McCain, Mitt Romney blasted the move, calling it historic corruption. Constitutional Attorney Floyd Abrams calls it a misuse of presidential power Guy was convicted. Witness tampering of lying to Congress of obstructing an investigation into Russia's effort Influence our election campaign. The evidence was overwhelming as to who killed the White House has defended the move.

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"floyd abrams" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

01:44 min | 2 years ago

"floyd abrams" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"The damage that could be done here unless we know what we're looking at and that's not such an unreasonable point of view except that it clashes with the idea that there will be no prior restraints at even a shortterm one we're going to sell you the headlines in the two affected newspapers as we listen to a call from francis and nephews tennessee francisco had place hi wondering what books each if you recommend to read to learn more about the pentagon papers and also what each of you like to read most days thank you i would say the best thing to read about the pentagon papers case is floyd abrams book the book is speaking freely thing for is making freely it is a tremendous analysis of the legal issues and the factual issues and i reread it just in connection with this program and that's one of the things that i would strongly recommend moved there's a book called the day but the papers something rather by professor rudenstine in new york a whole book on the pentagon papers case written more somewhat more recently than mine mine mine was a lawyers look and on the ground what was happening but i i think if you read either one of them they'll get a very good chance of it let's listen to how president nixon and j edgar hoover reacted to the division.

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"floyd abrams" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

02:12 min | 2 years ago

"floyd abrams" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"Wants to stop this is start pardoning people if you really want to stop the investigation if you want to stop the distract because look this investigation is bogus to begin with it's an investigation into trump colluding with russia to steal the election it didn't happen there isn't any am i broken record on this or what the only collusion is what the hillary and the camp the dnc and the russians so this thing is a gigantic distraction and it's it has one purpose and that's to get rid of donald trump firing people doing the investigation is not going to stop the investigation is just going to transfer it to other people and probably extended because whoever replaces whoever gets fired has to start from from square one getting up to speed firing these people is not going to accomplish anything but pardoning the people who have already copped a plea or are on trial soon or who are under investigate you pardon people that's how you shut this down media would go back crazy of course but they're already bad crazy each and every day and they probably can't but at least you stop the thing that is aimed at bringing you down and you take those people and you force them to start taking you out in different ways you're not gonna stop the establishment trying to take you out if you're trump but you can you can stop this particular effort this investigation in tracks so having said that here's dan abrahams dan abrahams used to be on msnbc he's a warrior he is the son of floyd abrams noted first amendment expert and and warrior his website is media i got a couple of others he's on good morning america today with the clinton war room staffer george stephanopoulos and they're getting worried about this because stephanopoulos said to dan abrahams you think you think trump would try to pardon.

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"floyd abrams" Discussed on KARN 102.9

KARN 102.9

02:12 min | 2 years ago

"floyd abrams" Discussed on KARN 102.9

"Wants to stop this is start pardoning people if you really want to stop the investigation if you want to stop the distract because look this investigation is bogus to begin with it's an investigation into trump colluding with russia to steal the election it didn't happen there isn't any am i broken record on this or what the only collusion is with the hillary camp the dnc and the russians so this thing is a gigantic distraction and it's had it has one purpose and that's to get rid of donald trump firing people doing the investigation is not going to stop the investigation is just going to transfer it to other people and probably extended because whoever replaces whoever gets fired has to start from from square one getting up to speed firing these people is not going to accomplish anything but pardoning the people who have already copped a plea or are on trial soon or who are under investigate you pardon people that's how you shut this down the media would go back crazy of course but they're already back crazy each and every day how much more bat crazy can they get and they probably can but at least you stop the thing that is aimed at bringing you down and you take those people and you force them to start taking you out in different ways you're not gonna stop the establishment trying to take you out if you're trump but you can you can stop this particular effort this investigation in its tracks so having said that here's dan abrahams dan abrahams used to be on msnbc he's a warrior he is the son of floyd abrams noted first amendment expert and and warrior his website is media i got a couple of others he's on good morning america today with the clinton war room staffer george stephanopoulos and they're getting worried about this because stephanopoulos said to dan abrahams you think you think trump would try to pardon.

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"floyd abrams" Discussed on 710 WOR

710 WOR

01:57 min | 2 years ago

"floyd abrams" Discussed on 710 WOR

"Trump could if he wants to stop this is start pardoning people if you really want to stop the investigation if you want to stop the distract because look this investigation is bogus to begin with it's an investigation into trump colluding with russia to steal the election it didn't happen there isn't any am i broken record on this or what the only collusion is what the hillary and the camp of the dnc and the russians so this thing is a gigantic distraction and it's had it has one purpose and that's to get rid of donald trump firing people doing the investigation is not going to stop the investigation is just going to transfer it to other people and probably extended because whoever replaces whoever gets fired has to start from from square one getting up to speed firing these people is not going to accomplish anything but pardoning the people who have already copped a plea or are on trial soon or who are under investigate you pardon people that's how you shut this down the media would go back crazy of course but they're already bad crazy each and every day how much more bat crazy can they get and they probably can't but at least you stop the thing that is aimed at bringing you down and you take those people and you force them to start taking you out in different ways you're not gonna stop the establishment trying to take you out if you're trump but you can you can stop this particular effort this investigation in tracks so having said that here's dan abrahams dan abrahams used to be on msnbc he's a warrior he is the son of floyd abrams noted first amendment expert and and warrior his website is media i got a couple of others he's on good morning america today with the clinton war room staffer george stephanopoulos.

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"floyd abrams" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

KBOI 670AM

01:57 min | 2 years ago

"floyd abrams" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

"Wants to stop this is start pardoning people if you really want to stop the investigation if you wanna stop the distract because look this investigation is bogus to begin with its investigation into trump colluding with russia to steal the election it didn't happen there isn't any am i broken record on this or what the only collusion is what the hillary and the camp of the dnc and the russians so this thing is a gigantic distraction and it's it has one purpose and that's to get rid of donald trump firing people doing the investigation is not going to stop the investigation is just going to transfer it to other people and probably extended because whoever replaces whoever gets fired has to start from from square one getting up to speed firing these people is not going to accomplish anything but pardoning the people who have already copped a plea or are on trial soon or who are under investigate you pardon people that's how you shut this down the media would go back crazy of course but they're already bad crazy each and every day how much more bat crazy can they get and they probably can but at least you stop the thing that is aimed bringing you down and you take those people and you force them to start taking you out in different ways you're not gonna stop the establishment trying to take you out if you're trump but you can you can stop this particular effort this investigation in its tracks so having said that here's dan abrahams dan abrahams used to be on msnbc he's a warrior he is the son of floyd abrams noted first amendment expert and and warrior his website is media i got a couple of others he's on good morning america today with the clinton war room staffer george stephanopoulos.

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"floyd abrams" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

Stay Tuned with Preet

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"floyd abrams" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

"Have read about him for many years and by many county did a pretty good job as attorney general but even then congress decided on a bipartisan basis to enact nepotism laws because it wasn't actually cool for president to put in his sibling in the white house and so way as we sit here today thinking about how we can make america strong and its values and its institutions strong going into the next decades we should consider the same kind of thing should presence be required by law to show their tax returns should presence be required by law to avoid conflicts of interest by the vesting themselves from their businesses should presence be required by law not to have no their daughter or their son in law or others in their family as assistance in the white house these are i think important questions that i'm looking forward to addressing with a bipartisan group of folks through this task force anil update you from timetotime but how we're doing and in the very near future i'm hoping we have governor whitman on as well well that's it for this episode of stay tuned thanks again to my guest floyd abrams in thank you for listening if you like the show when you've heard me say this before rate in review at an apple podcast thanks to everybody who gave us a review last week we got like i think a thousand new ones if you really do like the show and you think it's terrific you should give a five star rating not a onestar rating i think a few folks row things that were very positive said have they love the show they listen every week and get at one start so just to review onestar is the worst five stars as the best it is your first amendment right to get at onestar but if you like it let's go adviser send me your questions about news in politics tweet them to me at preap harare for even better give me a call at six six nine two four seven seven three three eight six six nine two four.

"floyd abrams" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

Stay Tuned with Preet

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"floyd abrams" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

"But to think longterm over time about the ways the congress can respond states can respond and may be in the public at large can respond to all the things that are being done to change i think the character of our institutions including the department of justice including how elections are operated including what kind of disclosures made to the public in the important thing about this is it's not a partisan effort it's not people on one side of the aisle were another side of the aisle were coming together jointly people on the democratic side and people in the republican side who care about things more important than their party affiliation i'll tell you that it has been upsetting to see so many people who put party before country there are some things that are universal to both sides because her about being true to the character of america and by the way this effort is not something new americans have always thought about what is best for the country after overreaching activities by president you know it was once the case the norm that a president only served two terms if i was not in the law that was not in the constitution george washington in his great wisdom decided he didn't want to be king and he stepped down after two terms and it was great precedent that was set for the country and then along came and other great president franklin delano roosevelt who basically saved us from nazism and he decide to run four times and even though he was popular even though he's lionised around the country even though he's remembered as one of the great presence of all time americans decided to do the most difficult thing you can do basically in the law amend the constitution because they thought you know what that precedent had been broken and it was bad that it had been broken and no one should serve more than two terms i give you another example that we mentioned in the op ed john kennedy popular president appointed his 35yearold brother bobby kennedy to be the ag i happen to be a fan of hobby kennedy in.

"floyd abrams" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

Stay Tuned with Preet

01:35 min | 3 years ago

"floyd abrams" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

"That they're very cases i justice soon not be the lawyer and that look there are people who think that my representation and the citizens united case i was about to enter rush than any pornography at i was my sank way you know there there are you have a lot of people erstwhile liberal allies and friends and others who think that citizens united to terrible supreme court decision did the senator that i used were four felt the same way what can use to summarize sure in a or to what that case was right well it's the case arose out of a uh a conservative group which received uh the some some that really not much but some funding from uh corporations and was itself in the corporate format that did an hour long i would call it a hit job on hillary clinton when she was seeking the democratic nomination which uh than senator obama wound up a winning and it was an hour filled with why she shouldn't be president and why she shouldn't be trusted and the that's apropos an earlier question i mean that was an interesting case for made a lot of ways but one was that i've always admired the hillary clinton but my view from the start was uh we had a statute which made it a crime for that programme to be on television cable or satellite within sixty days of an election or thirty days of a primary.

"floyd abrams" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

Stay Tuned with Preet

02:04 min | 3 years ago

"floyd abrams" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

"And a few of them thought that was a good thing we had the litigation uh an and help to establish sure reestablish how hard it is for the government to win such a case i think people don't always think of the idea of free speech i think people when they think free speech they often say in a free speech is always good and it always brings a benefit but they were speech that does harm sure and but the analysis often his to maybe more harm to democracy in the country overall if he says suppress speech so for example you know an issue that some people struggle with in the country particularly lately is hate speech there are some democratic countries in the world that criminalise hate speech correct sure almost all almost all democratic countries do so if you walk into the street you hurled racial epithets at a person or or simply say them out loud at a rally you can go to prison for that in other democratic countries and canada england our neighbours to the north uh who system is better in that regard i think for us our system is better than canada had occasion there supreme court a few years ago in which a religious the zealot was very concerned very upset very angry because the schools in ceska high schools and saskatchewan were about to teach about homosexuality he printed on single pages a denunciation of the school board saying they they were going to teach buggery that we're going to teach this they're going to teach that a number of overtly anti gay slurs in this material and he put it in mailboxes around town a he was convicted encountered of a crime of defaming a group a discreet group of people they had to pay a fine for it he didn't go to jail but he was.

"floyd abrams" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

Stay Tuned with Preet

02:37 min | 3 years ago

"floyd abrams" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

"Has not submitted to the fbi hor relevant other relevant authorities classified information to get a judgement from them as to the importance of the classification i would say the biggest win by the way we got in the pentagon papers case was that the courts refused to defer to the fact of classification gone back the nesdb memo for a moment do you think that maybe this is key in overstated that this dynamic of congressional committee saying to its own you know to the country's justice department uh notwithstanding your claim of classification and and request to review we're going to rush ahead and disclose any way does that have any impact on how you think a newspaper in the future will view the same kind of request from the justice department and say look oppose guys on the intelligence committee or do you think he will remain responsible to the degree to have been before i don't think that the responsible press will be guided by representative noon as a so every journalists thinks there is vast overclassification so none of them think the mere fact of classification is a sufficient basis not to publish relevant information what they're looking for is is this a serious matter i made eyes are we going to be heard or not do you think reporters should ever uh received a subpoena from the government uh yes i mean i can imagine circumstances you can get in trouble for saying that yes something about age well this is one rabin a little older helps and it just audio yeah that's maybe normal air uh they don't see it as presario but the i mean look there are genuine national security interests um and uh uh and there are situations in which uh the exposure of a leaker is in the national interest i think one of the first ways that you and i had any interaction was a decade ago when i was in the senate working for senator schumer he and senator specter and some others had proposed a bill to enact into legislation it the privilege reporters shield at you balance the need for the free flow of information against the need for national security in this particular context look i think the presumption ought to be not just.

"floyd abrams" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

Stay Tuned with Preet

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"floyd abrams" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

"Of your hypotheticals was there because the relationship was close bit tween the law firm uh and people in the administration it's a scary thing i presume when you are in the media and the government says through a white house or or a cia director worn attorney general and they say at least initially if you do that if you publish that national security will be compromised if you publish that as a sometimes say people will die don't you care about america i'm guessing now as saying what some people in the public think that that's a moment where you pause oh i think that's right and uh a really was one of the reasons that the time spent all those three months preparing these stories uh interviewing former cia former defense department people about particular parts of these the pentagon papers to see if they would harm national security but beyond that i think of it we're in the middle of a war there are american pows being held secret all we secret and never successful talks in which we were helped by our allies to see if we could end the war that was one of the major arguments made by the government and the case was that it would embarrass our allies and turned out to be canada and australia were doing their best to talk somehow to the north vietnamese to see if something could be worked out now the courts held that diplomatic embarrassment is not enough to lead to a suppression of free expression and that's a very important part of the ruling i thank but that doesn't mean that a newspaper doesn't have.

"floyd abrams" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

Stay Tuned with Preet

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"floyd abrams" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

"I mean it's a good movie you would have preferred the movie about the new york times it doesn't have to be about the times but i mean it does seem to me that the movie is basically true about what the washington post did but the reality remains the post was not a big player it didn't matter much and the pentagon papers case it's not just that the times had the pentagon papers for three months worked on them check them out for both authenticity and that that wouldn't be harmful to national defense and the like uh but that the case was a new york times case uh the the post came to it when the times was enjoined or court order barred them from publishing while the court looked at they got the facts of the case and daniel ellsberg who was the source of the pentagon papers a provided the washington post most with some of them at other newspapers uh with the other parts of this seven thousand page study that had been commissioned by defense secretary mcnamara so at the post rolled was simply not very great i think that the while the movie tries to acknowledge the times was first and talks about the competitive feelings at the post about the times it's really hard to make a movie which tells the story to the vision of the the visage of the washington post let's talk about the rest of the story little bit in your role in one of the most important cases in his area in modern times new york times versus the united states how did you get involved as an adviser legal adviser to the new york times on the question of whether or not they could publish the pentagon papers i'll first.

"floyd abrams" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

Stay Tuned with Preet

01:49 min | 3 years ago

"floyd abrams" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

"We've never seen anything like that before now it may be that there is good reason to make sure that that stuff doesn't get out it may be that there is good reason for some things that are being described in a to get out but the impasse between the premier law enforcement agency in the face of being attacked i think unfairly and relentlessly by the sitting president of the united states is something that you're caused people concerned concerns maybe too mild a word for it the person who is making the allegations and it was pushing to release a memo is as i said devon newness who i thought was supposed to be recused from the matter altogether and as a person who worked on the transition for president trump and as someone has pointed out just a couple of minutes ago has not denied that the white house itself which is a separate branch of government from my understanding of six from some time ago is not denying that the white house and he coordinated on the development of that memo which is intended to put the fbi in a bad light and is intended to politically i believe politically help the president that's a mess it's a mess for a long time whatever happens with its release warned or lack of release and i i were a little bit even more than i did a week ago that were politicizing things that should not be politicised i think if there's misconduct at the fbi or bias that should come out and people should be held accountable and i think that's irrefutable but has to be done right i have no quarrel people were saying that the house intelligence committee shouldn't be taking a look but you gotta do it right.

"floyd abrams" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

Stay Tuned with Preet

01:39 min | 3 years ago

"floyd abrams" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

"One final thing about the muller investigation there's been a lot of discussion about what happens next and in particular whether or not the mother team will sit down for an interview with donald trump and some people who have been spouting off on that include the former united attorney and governor of new jersey chris christie said the presidency taliban face to face no why not i blew so i of this i don't think there's been any allegations credible allegations against the pressing i'd states and i don't think the prisoner united states a lesser are credible allegations which i don't believe there are should be sitting across from a special council the presidency's different i don't think they should do that that was chris christie on this week with george stephanopoulos on abc so i have a few reactions to a chris christie said first of all it is a natural nor more obvious step as you near the end of any investigation swirling around a particular person to request and receive an interview of the person at the top of the food chain that happened in every major investigation that i can think of that was overt at a my office chris christie you can be absolutely certain when he was united attorney had his prosecutors at the end of their investigation or towards the end have an opportunity to sit down with a person who may have been the main subject of it chris christie not only has experience as united attorney in this regard but he has particularly interesting experience of being the center of such an investigation namely the bridge get investigation and that scandal that engulfed his governorship when he was governor and he himself sat down at the end of the day with the fbi as has been.

"floyd abrams" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

Stay Tuned with Preet

01:57 min | 3 years ago

"floyd abrams" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

"Oh that's a great question i don't remember exactly how i phrased it but what i had in my mind is the idea that if donald trump on top of all the other things that he's done finding jim colmey telling colmey to lay off of michael flynn parting jor pyo telling jeff sessions if they could do something about the investigation of jor pyo in all sorts of other things that are impossible to list here the question of impeachment becomes a more serious one and if he got rid of robert muller then that would clearly take it over the line in my mind and the reason for that is impeachment unlike the criminal case under title eighteen of the us code is a political determination and it's largely determination of whether or not president i think has abused his power i don't think anyone should be impeached based in a newspaper report so although i have no reason to doubt the report about donald trump directing began to fire bob muller i don't know the details of it i don't know the timing of it i don't know how serious it was i don't know a don mcgann actually said that's a problem with a lot of these reports you know i take it at its word and there hasn't been a very strong denial out of the white house when they're usually is so i'd like to know more details about that if it was uh you know quite a stark as has been reported but if there's removal of ira mother i think impeachment should be on the table and by the way everyone should remember that we're not just talking about any potential report or action or referral to congress with respect to donald trump there have been multiple people charged with crimes a couple of them have pleaded guilty so all these people who run around saying that there's nothing to see here there are actual human beings who had been charged by a grand jury in america the firing above muller be huge i think crisis event and should have deep and long consequences.

"floyd abrams" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

Stay Tuned with Preet

01:40 min | 3 years ago

"floyd abrams" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

"From time to time consciousness of guilt last point on make about that i'm not sure i agree with this argument but there was a famous independent prosecutor by the name of ken star can star not everyone liked but had a role in pursuing investigation of prior president bill clinton wrote in the star report as a justification for one of the articles of impeachment the fact that bill clinton lied to the public and watch can star in tv last week and when asked the question about whether or not the fact that trump may have lied over discussion about firing robert muller in the words of can star conservative republican lifelong he said that's a very serious issue and it sounded like he was saying it's a potential basis for congress to impeach him as for the thrust of your question how does bob muller react he would probably react the way does everything else keeps his head down does his job it cannot have come to as a great surprise to him the trump might be considering firing admits been on the lips lots of people for a long time but he does his job as he should i free this is an expert who thursday university and i remember you saying something like it donald trump does anything to attempts to cause the firing on robert muller should be impeached immediately our impeachment proceedings should happen or something like that so i'm wondering uh now that there seems to be some evidence that donald trump did caused such an event you think he should be anything each if so why if star why thanks so much your podcast like.

"floyd abrams" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

Stay Tuned with Preet

02:15 min | 3 years ago

"floyd abrams" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

"Hi this is dan from dallas texas uh their recent reports that trump attempt just to get moeller fired back in june of 2017 backed off when an white house counsel threatened that clip i was wondering uh your thoughts on these reports were true how well there would proceed with his investigation given this information uh thank stan from dallas i knew you had friends in texas so that's a great question as initial had her i'll say i think the news that donald trump requested that his white house counsel fire bob muller is extraordinary for a couple of reasons one it is another piece of the puzzle that shows the donald trump wants more than anything else for the russia investigation to go away that appears to be the reason he fired jim me that appears to be the reason why he wants to do all sorts of other things in the firing of robert muller who by the way as reminded everyone that you need a reminder has impeccable credentials is a republican was appointed by the president's own handpicked republican deputy attorney general whom he praised to high heaven it's that robert muller second if the report is correct what it shows is there's been a lot of lying coming out of the white house and also out of the president's mouth on numerous occasions and you probably have seen montages of this on cable television ad nauseam the president himself has said sarah huckabee sanders it said various other people at the white house have said kellyanne conway among them that there was no consideration of firing robert muller it was never discussed in the white house it was never part of the plan it hasn't been talked about in those blanket statements about interest in firing rubber muller came from people in the time period after these reports say the don mcgann refused to carry out the order two firebomb muller what's the relevance of those lies well it's a pattern showing that people think that what they were doing was wrong and they don't want something to get out often you can build some kind of case against people not only based on the actions at the engage in but on a pattern of lying about it afterwards because it shows as we argue in court.