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Fresh update on "flynn" discussed on Colleen and Bradley
"Com. Everything Entertainment. Colleen Lindstrom Bradley trainer. Okay, so it seems like Brian Austin Green is going through some sort of event. We know it to be. That is I'm putting it mildly. Ah, but we're at a new level of his events. So his event started, of course, with his Shocking divorce. From his wife. And her relationship with machine gun Kelly on then we saw him dating. Ah, couple different people, one of them being Courtney Stodden and the other one being Tina Louise. Not from Gilligan's Island. Yeah. Brian Austin Green is like speed dating right now. He needs attention for the ladies in his life, apparently, and this has shown No signs of stopping any time soon. And it wasn't But just yesterday that we have another headline showing quote, exclusive details of someone. Brian Austin Green went on a lunch date with like Who Cares who. Brian Austin Green is going on lunch dates with also I have so many questions, but let's start at the very beginning. S O T. M Z had the scoop on this Which means very likely. He people pop a peep called up Harvey Levin and said, Hey, guys, I'm going to have lunch with this lady. Come take a look. And again to your point. This comes on the heels of Brian Austin. Green like to Megan Kelly is one person that she's been with, because clearly she left Brian Austin Green guy. What did I say? Megan Kelly calling her that because she's dating machine machine gun Kelly and Megan Fox. You know what I meant? I did. This is not Fox News. Megan Kelly has well, she's not even on Fox News anymore. Okay, anyway, moralist. Also not dating Brian Austin Green. She's not dating Brian Austin Green. A apparently is meeting somebody named Jennifer Flynn. Now can I pause you for one second and just remind you that the place where we learned about his other dates, Wass. PMC. Okay? I didn't know if it was teams here. The daily mail there further point hey, totally is on speed dial with her in the midst of a global pandemic. When you go out in public to get Mexican food with Courtney Stodden, you don't expect that there's anyone Ah, Expected amount of privacy like you know that people are going to be on you. Which means you do that intentionally. And so when he pretends that he didn't know who or what, eh, Courtney Stodden was. I'm like you're lying. You're absolutely lying like you could use her in public to get back at your You know your axe. I digress. Jennifer Flynn, Does that name ring a bell? Not even one bell. Okay, It probably doesn't to you or I, but I will say that people do know who she is. Which is good right? Because that would mean Yeah, she is Jane Seymour's former stepdaughter. Dr Quinn. Medicine? Yes. So? So she's technically Jennifer Flynn. Medicine woman? No, She has nothing because you know, that was just my marriage. Okay. Ah. She was married Tio. Jane Seymour was married to Jennifer's dad, a guy named David Flynn that like 81 to 92 they do have half siblings. Anyway. They still she does have a relationship with Jane Seymour. Apparently, she also started a company with Wait for it. Brian Austin Green. Wait, Who did Jennifer Flynn did? Or Jane Austen? Meghan Kelly. You know what I mean? Who started the business with Brian Austin Green this Ah, this Jennifer Flynn. Jack, this Jennifer Flynn lady. So after a meeting out of July 4th party that was thrown by Jane Seymour three years ago, the two brainiacs as they're called, who calls them that? I don't know, but they came together to start a company called Intel Equality or Which apparently helps people combat cybercrime. Excuse me. What is your boss Agreed. You're the lead on this like a cyber crime superhero. So apparently Brian Austin green in this Flynn, lady. Jennifer are going to be releasing the first product, so this is a total publish it. I just love how we're getting played. Left right and centre by celebrities were not but the rest of the world No. And now you don't have to because you can play the home game Backley, But Jennifer and Brian are about to release their first product on the market from this company and tell a core and it's called Tramp. And it's part of a product and service related to cybersecurity that they've developed since I am so confused. I don't even care because I am stuck in the slide show of the pictures of them out at their lunch that look like they're a Sears catalog. Though they look like a Sears catalog. Alaric totally posed. They do say like, Oh, this is no big deal. We're not saying this is just lunch. Well, okay. Here's the thing. You knew the teams. He was going to show up. You want people to be talking about you? Why? Because then they do the next best thing, Which is what we did Go. Why would these two be together? Oh, look, they own a business together, and they're trying to sell us something. So they didn't go have a private lunch indoors. They were like, Oh, we're going to take Corona virus Seriously and eat on the pan. Eo lies. You just want us to talk about trip? Yes, And I'm not trip in AA. The purpose is, I think they must be okay. I'm I'm way too amused by the pictures And you know what? They took a page? Actually, you know what? I'm not going to say. They took a page out of the playbook. They learned a lesson from the grouper playbook. Group. What? You have to explain what a group I well, That's a Jennifer Garner and a Brad Bradley Cooper. That's they're showing up in public actually, on a beach to get attention. We call them grouper. But what happened? What was the most notable thing about those pictures? Bradley, do you remember? Well, they were weird because she was wearing clothes, and he wasn't exactly she was wearing like a fall kind of like flouncy skirt with a sweater. And he was wearing swim trunks and nothing else. And, like sprawled out on the beach. Well, these two did the exact opposite of that. And they don't like you guys. We can't. We're in cyber security. We have to wear all black. They're matching. They literally had to toe match jeans, Black also short sleeve shirt and black shoes, and they're like very kicky cyber satchels..
Susan Rice, Biden's Potential VP, Divests From Netflix
"Places for personal gains and everything But she sold at three hundred thousand dollars stockholdings. Okay. So. Real. Quick. We got only got a few more minutes. We started a little bit late today guy. So we got a we're we're going to do a little bit more tiny bit more passing Levin. Okay if it is Susan Rice right. Let's talk about her a little bit. This talk about Susan Rice. Who is Susan Rice Who is Susan? Rice? Let's start at the very, very bare bare minimum starting at the very bottom. NETFLIX's director. NETFLIX's director. That's it. She's obviously female. Start their. American diplomat academic democratic policy adviser former public official has served as the twenty seven United States ambassador United Nations, two, thousand, nine, two, dozen thirteen. And the twenty four, th states national security advisor from two, thousand, thirteen to two, thousand seventeen. Now. Here it is. because. Some people are really excited about the possibility of it being Susan. Rice. Right. So what is? What is something? That's not good. You know what's what's the negative side was the negative things about what's the? What are the cons about Susan Rice Be something that people would have a problem with if he wants US Susan Rice Benghazi. is where she withdrew her consideration. For replacement of retiring US Secretary of State Clinton a dozen twelve Based on the contract dry controversy related two, thousand, twelve attack on the US diplomatic facility in Benghazi. So I, don't know if she's attached to that. Again next negatively to that you know. Something about Susan Rice enemy nation to said, Susan Rice will get crushed for her role for unmasking Michael Flynn. That's news to you. That's news to me but it made to may have been involved with that. I just saw to that Flynn was just back in the news to man, and because the government suggest attorney general bar had secret reasons for dropping Michael Flynn criminal case. So. I mean. Having Susan Rice I mean
Does Influencer Marketing Work
"Does having your business or brand promoted by a celebrity by influencer by tastes meagre in your market really work does it do more than just awareness as actually convert into actual sales? That's what we get into in today's episode. The first thing on a mention is that influence their marketing has levels. Okay. Now, everybody is going to be able to afford to use Shaquille O'Neal's influencers or Kardashian or the rock for that matter. Okay. But for most businesses, you don't need these big celebrities. You don't need these big names will you actually need is somebody who has a following? The has an audience that would be perfect for your products and services somebody who's really need. But has raving fans, I'll give you some examples. Pat Flynn is considered a influencer in the blogging community, the online business community. The content marketing community converted is a email marketing service for creators for bloggers. So pat is a big deal in that space. So when PAT promotes converted, it's going to move a lot of business because. I actually love what he says love what he does and they'll do a he recommends. So if he promotes convert it to his email emails on instagram on a social profiles does a Webinar that's a perfect match for converted. They're actually GONNA make more sales from Pat Flynn whose only known in that community. Then let's say a B. Actor who's well known but maybe doesn't have the following in that space. There's a cycled CAMEO DOT COM. The has celebrities that are well known household names that are willing to give shout outs and some people even endorsed businesses. Now, this might look. Cool and seem nice and maybe ego boost for your business. But it's probably not gonNA move a lot of sales because Kevin from the office is really not the authority in your niche market is not somebody people really trust in terms of a recommendation it's kind of cool thing to have, but it's not really gonNA move sales. So I really want to impress upon you today is you wanna find celebrities in your niche in your market who are the people that have the biggest following who is the biggest name in your niche if you're in the swimming niche WHO's the biggest? Swimming coach that everybody knows about in your country if you're into snowboarding who is a big snowboarder that is on youtube though has a following that people watch. You don't have to go with the household names, but the names that are known in your niche are really powerful because they can really really influence their audience to buy your product. So how does this all work? Well, I recommend when it comes to an agreement with an influencer is do a combination of a guarantee minimum plus commission. This allows them to have some skin in the game and want to push your product and. Promote it and recommend it and use it and give a testimony. So something like this would be like You know you're gonNA share this on your email list you're going to do a Webinar with me and you're GonNa you know post this on your social profiles, three times in one week and We're GONNA pay you. Let's say ten thousand dollars. Now this is just a figure I just pull out of my head. This is something that you can negotiate. It also depends on the following but in addition to the ten thousand dollars you WanNa say, Hey, use an affiliate link. Here's the link and you're going to get twenty percents on all sales. Again the percentage pulled out of my head. You can come up with the number of that's right for your business. But the point here is that they get a combination of cash upfront for doing what they do or even still fifty, fifty, five, grand five grand. In this example, you know five star five after the WHO fills obligations, and then they get the ongoing commission for any sales they get. So they can continue to promote you beyond the minimum commitment and they become sort of a partner with you.
L.A.'s Chateau Marmont Is Becoming a Members-Only Club
"Hollywood Tangalle to the shots or Mo monty set to become a members only hotel by twenty twenty, one, the owner Andrey Bellagio announced last week his plan studer and the ninety one year old hotel into an even more exclusive place Monaco's own report bounds who is no stranger to drink or two at the chateau school yards pass more on this story. Because of its geographical location and it's very comfortable accommodations, it really became the Hollywood hotel almost from the beginning of Hollywood. Sure, you'd look into chateau because you needed a bed for the night, but that could mean any number of different things. The Chateau was a hotel synonymous with sex drugs, rock road, death, infamy, madness badness, and depending upon your face and fame, simply the price in position of your room. The subtlest suggestion that will be things were okay. Sir. Just fine. Just sign here. Maybe get some rest. James Dean. Let through the window to begin his audition for rebel without a cause chateau. Natalie, wood reading a role for the same film at the age of sixteen. When able with a direct. Ray Hotel. She got the part Johnny Depp said, he'd made love to Kate Moss and every single one of the chateau sixty three rooms and their Zeppelin might have done something similar to just supposed to be not a waste of the same girlfriends. Used to push their groupies around on drinks, trolleys, killing two birds with one stone I suppose. Jay Z. and beyond say three parties, the Chateau Vanity Fez bash was held that all these people were following the lead of Jean. Harlow Arrow Flynn Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart who used his labyrinth of rooms, terraces, bungalows, and conveniently dense foliage to conduct love affairs track notoriety while the angry spouses and nosy gossip columnists. architecturally, the Chateau is a weird dark gothic thing but as far more in common with Hollywood. With the Black Dailia Boris Karloff and Vincent price than with the area modernism of nine. Hundred. Sixty S Los. Angeles. It was not macrobiotic was not a detox. It was not up at six for a swim. It was still up six for a swim. From the proud sunset boulevard is your approach it. It's not unlike Disney's Cinderella Castle. But one where a night with John Belushi really would convince you that six hundred, nice could talk. So the shadows going members only, and that is a little sad because there is a sort of democracy in the access granted by the price of a Martini and seeing who else is the bar. I saw VESTA stallone and his mum having T to Capri looking a bit too warm at an art party, other discussion with Richard Lewis, comedian and rival of Larry David alone about reverend at the bar. He was unsanitary green light, considered it a waste to be. So, you could become a member why not? You could just turn out and smile. Maybe it'll stay the spiritual home of that time honored Hollywood hustle. For Monaco? I'm Robert Bound.
Residents of senior living facilities are turning to internet radio to connect during lockdown
"Because of the Corona virus. Some senior citizens have taken to the airwaves. And so is our Steve case. It's on the Internet. Hello, already a recliner Listeners a radio station with DJs from senior living centers. Now my deejay ski. Mitch Bennett launched it at bridge living facilities in 14 states, and now he's getting requests from all over the country. There's something about old time dedication radio that really resonates with these residents Leave Flynn outside. Atlanta is in a place where social distancing is enforced people here and it's like a haunted house. So these folks play music on and connect
Full appeals court to hear case regarding Michael Flynn
"Appeals court says it does plan to review a decision ordering the dismissal of the Justice Department's case against President Trump's first national security advisor Michael Flynn. The action by the full D C Circuit Court of Appeals will likely prolong the fight over Flynn's fate, which had previously been ruled on by a three judge panel. The full court that now has arguments set for August
Full appeals court to hear case regarding Michael Flynn
"Another turn in an already twisty case against President Trump's former national security advisor Michael Flynn. The federal appeals court says it plans to review the decision ordering the dismissal of the Justice Department's case against him. Now the full appeals court. Will we hear the case on August 11th If he were to be sentenced, Flynn would face a likely 0 to 6 months in prison.
Barr testifies before House Judiciary Committee
"This morning, Attorney General William Barr testifies and takes questions from members of the House Judiciary Committee Bar is expected to be asked about the prosecution of Michael Flynn. The pardon for Roger Stone. How the Bureau of Prisons has handled the pandemic for prisoners, the use of federal forces in US cities and who made the call to clear Lafayette Square prior to the president's photo op in front of ST John's Episcopal Church
Charlie Kirk: Coronavirus stimulus
"And you have Schumer Pelosi. In Biden one hundred twenty five years, Charlie Kirk of failure, unmitigated failure, swap failure and I. Think of my kids. You met my son. He's twenty one years old. My daughter's eighteen and I would think about your America their America and when I say you know, live free or die, American, the world on the brink I'm not joking. And very specifically will be probably the biggest choice election by far in my lifetime, and maybe since eighteen sixty, and there's a lot at stake We can go through the issues if you want, but it's. It's there's there's not one issue we agree on that. I can think of for the most part yet, and you wrote this, and it just really sent chills down my spine. You wrote this book to sound an alarm as a warning. Warning to my fellow patriots about the left's undying commitment turn America into a land, our parents, founders and framers wouldn't recognize it. It's perfectly put, and that's the direction that they're headed on page twenty seven. You have a great part about how Ben Franklin says we ever republic. If you can keep it, can you talk more about how this truly is? A referendum election in some sense and the left is trying to do to our country. Well the the story about Franklin's interesting, because it's, it's the constitutional convention and somebody says he comes out one days, says, is it a monarchy republic republic? If you can keep it Reagan, I quote him off. When I give speeches, said Freedom Charlie and you know this is but one generation away from extinction. And you know when if you want understand if socialism is adopted if their stated goal is adopted America as we know, it then becomes unrecognizable look, I can understand psychologically. There's a component of maybe people that that have been indoctrinated in schools, and you're great at this because you're going in to hostile environments every day, and you're saying you know what there's another way of thinking here, so maybe the idea that people think Charlie that some things are oh, everything's going to be free and they're gonNA forgive my loans at I'll have a guaranteed government job guaranteed government food. How did obamacare workout now? We're GONNA have Medicare for all or or double down on the stupidity of Obamacare and guaranteed retirement. Guaranteed vacation sounds great. But simple math shows you that you'll never get there. And that's why in the Fourth Chapter of the book did this whole history of socialism which is a history of failure? The point is look at the issues. If if we're talking about law and order. They've cited in Portland in Seattle and new. York and Chicago with the radicals. Joe Biden his yet that I know of said one good thing about the ninety nine percent of cops protect and serve and put their lives on the line for us every day. You're right. Okay, so law and order taxes. He's pledging to raise your taxes through the roof. That will destroy the economy Then they're gonNA just add all the bureaucracy. The Donald Trump spent almost four years. Eliminating that'll be gone. That means nobody's GONNA WANNA DO Business. That's why the Biden Obama economy was so bad. Then you look at where now energy independent for the first time in seventy five years with a number, one producer of energy in the world will lose that for sure We'll shut down coal fracking. Oil Gas exploration production those tens of millions of jobs high paying jobs career jobs for people. Then it's about amnesty. Or the United Sanctuary states of America versus Border Security and law and order of never mind foreign policy. We haven't even touched that part yet, so. There's a lot at stake. If those plans stated plans are implemented. America will go down the past you know. The Trash bin of history as Reagan, said Freedom One generation away from extinction we will. It I shudder to think what will happen the three you and your children by kids, and and maybe one day grandkids. ARE READY FOR THAT And I love the framing, because as the founder said either we're GonNa live free and defendant right now, or we're gonNA. Have a country that you know. We don't WanNa live it, and that's really the framing. That is so important right now, and you talk about and I'm really pleased about this. Shawn because I think we have forgotten about the Russia hoax too quickly in. In the conservative movement, you have been the leader on this every night. You were covering it. You didn't let us forget you help. Muller Accountable, you had investigative journalism and it just seemed that an Oxana names, but other conservatives just kind of drifted away from like Oh. That's what happened happened. You have two chapters on this in the book. Can you talk about that? Yeah I mean I call it Charlie, the the biggest corruption abuse of power scandal in history and the Ukraine was oh. Okay, we failed with Muller after three years. We won't. We won't even bother with a special prosecutor not to I'm going backwards here but to get to Ukraine. You? Know they're talking about quid pro quos, but you have to ignore their presidential candidate on video saying you're not getting a billion US tax payer dollars unless you're fire. That prosecutor is named Shokhin. WHO's investigating my son Hunter who went on a and said? Do you have any experience in oil? No Gas, no energy, nope, any experience in Ukraine. Nope, why are you being paid millions? No, because you dad, so there was a quid pro quo and millions of dollars for the Biden I call crime family. That's exactly right, so. Listen and China's even worse. You get to this whole thing what we now know and I believe what's coming. It's like, and this is where the media's corrupt because. They're just the propaganda wing of all things democratic. Socialist. We now know and have all the evidence that we'd ever need is that they protected their favorite candidate. Hillary Clinton. For things you and I and everybody you know that follows you and you have a massive audience would. Literally never get away with. If you had subpoenaed emails Charlie Kirk and you decided to delete them, and you decided to acid. Wash your hard drive with something. I had never heard about bleeped bleach bit and bust up your devices with hammers. You'd go to jail. If you violated the espionage act, you'd go to jail. They protected her. Then the narrative began we now know began in August. We know crossfire hurricane representatives actually went to brief. President Trump General Flynn. Flynn on national security, but they were there to try and get information on trump and Russia, the most amazing part of this, because the Democrats and the media live for all these years is that they knew and they said and they wrote, and they even testified. There was never any evidence, but there was a dirty Russian dossier. And now we know even the New York Times acknowledged full full of Russian disinformation and that was used. And they were warned not to use it, but high ranking people abusing their power, wanting to take out candidate, trump, transition, team, trump, and then deep into the Presidency Donald Trump. They use the dirty Russian misinformation dossier to ruin Carter pages life and roomed his civil liberties and constitutional rights, but more importantly to spy on candidate trump, and then they had their insurance policy. The fact that the mob in the media ignores it is beyond comprehension. I have so I have two chapters. One is on the Russia hoax, and the other is on this whole impeachment witch hunt. And I want everybody in your audience to understand one thing here if I can get one point across. Yeah, they hate Donald Trump, but they hate us more. They think we are as Peter. Struck, said the smell by the way I probably shop at Walmart say money. Why not you have a woman I love Walmart I love COSCO's. I Love I love it all. And I've shopped there my whole life I mean people always stopped me when I'm in a grocery? So, what are you doing here? Shopping? Wa I like to eat a cracks me up. So but think about that. smelly Walmart Shoppers while irredeemable deplorables, wow! Bitter Americans as Obama said that WANNA cling to their God. I'm guilty their Second Amendment Rights Guilty Bibles and religion I'm guilty of that, too. But. It's contempt for your audience. It's contemporary my audience. It's because they knew better. And they will ling. This was an attempted coup. Now do I think there's going to be arrests and prosecutions I? Do spend much slower than any of us would have liked, but the evidence is overwhelming. It's incontrovertible sad actually that this could happen. That was going to be my follow up. Question Sean because when I travel and we get thousands of e mails a on this topic. When are people going to go to jail? And can you give me insight on this? Can you give us any clues any crumbs that we're starting to see from Durham? It's I call them. It's funny. You say crumbs because call them the the Attorney General Bar breadcrumbs. It's like Hansel and Gretel. Remember. We're we're trying to follow and see the trail exactly yeah. He did say that the president was spied on. It did happen illegally. The. Think about this. If you go before Judge Judy I wouldn't WANNA lot because Judge Judy I. I've met her once she'll eviscerate. You I watched her show. You. Don't go before a court. The information that you have not verified. It actually said at the top of a FISO Warren Charlie. It says verified. Okay. We now know the dossier was unverifiable. The sub source we now know, said this this bar talk. We were making this up. This was never meant for anything and again Hillary paid for it funneled money separate issue. And so, what is going to happen I don't have a crystal ball but I. do know all of the facts that are in the public. Are Enough to indict many of the names that your audience is most familiar with. I would argue. Komi McCabe struck page. I'd like to know a clapper. Brennan's role in all of this ends up being and and others. The more fascinating deep question is. Will they get to that January fifth twenty seventeen meeting inside the Oval Office? This is when member Biden said George Stephanopoulos Oh I. Don't know. Anything about this, you know this whole impeachment Russia thing. He was the one same. Bring up the Logan Act fifteen days later Susan Rice in that meeting did the Cya memo the day that Donald Trump was inaugurated. Obama in that meeting shot Sally Age by saying a He. He knew everything about the Kislyak Michael Flynn call. If we look. To sum it up. I think we're GONNA get there because the evidence. Is that overwhelming? If we don't. I fear for the country? Because of you. GonNa Raid Manafort's home predawn raid and you're going to raid Roger Stone's home. For lying to Congress by the all many of the names I mentioned were referred for the same crime and you're gonNA. Pull it twenty nine guys in tactical gear, frogmen and tip off CNN cameras and. Have a biased jury for person. We won't have equal justice and equal application of our laws, and worse than that Charlie is. We lose our constitution. Yes, all our laws are are predicated on next great document and some `perfect, but it creates the path to perfection at a more perfect union so. Long answers. I'M GONNA talk. Show I love it. No, this is what our audience needs to hear, and and thank you for that and look I I completely agree because if we do not have people and I, say this as carefully as I can in handcuffs for what they did Donald Trump then I I will lose faith in the American justice system I. Don't want that and I don't want revenge I don't retribution I want people to be held accountable and I would want the same if someone did this to Barack Obama because it should never happen to a leader ever. Yes. and. They've gone after every single trump friend confidant, and yet if you oppose Donald Trump you get different treatment, talk a lot about the constitution in your book and the founding of our country, Sean going to be honest, I've been very let down by some of these supreme. Court decisions lately Can you comment on that and the importance to get more people like Kavanagh? Who's actually ruled brilliantly? Unlike John Roberts. I! I'm a little. I don't know what's happening. Roberts I have my theory I guess I have my sources people that. have their own ideas based on some knowledge? For whatever reason and I think this goes back to the obamacare decision. He has allowed. How the court appears to influence his decision making. I also sense with no evidence whatsoever. You're not a big fan of president trump, but that should not come into his thinking. Now. If getting rid of bureaucracy and lowering taxes and energy, independence, and securing our borders, and law and order are all part of this election. Let me tell you another big part of it. And it's you know we're taping this ninety. Whatever days away from the Election Day, I what about and we got asked. What about the Supreme Court? Yes, I go through a whole list I. Forget what paid maybe sixty seven I forget. A. In the book. Of. All the things Democrats would do if they're getting power one, is they? WanNa, stack the courts. Get rid of the Electoral College. And I. What, they're saying they. WanNa do is scary. They used to hide it Charlie. When I every single Liberal Democrat running for office, they would run to the left in the primary. They race back to the center, but you knew they wanted the left. There now openly embracing the most radical elements in the country and you know. Unfortunately we're watching it all. Play out nightly on TV and and that sad what I see happening when I think we have to remind a trump supporters that these are not trump appointed justices, a gorsuch I think ruled incorrectly on one ruling. That's it besides that gorsuch and cavenaugh have been tremendous and terrific verses Roberts. I just think we have to give the audience a sense. Sense of continued conviction that the trump appointed justices will continue to rule correctly and Clarence. Thomas and you know the the Thomas Family. They get no credit at all. I mean what he has done. And can you comment on that? 'cause I, E, you've actually been you open my eyes to that like eight years ago and I never learned about Clarence Thomas as a high schooler until you I mentioned it just as a quick aside on his incredible career. I like to do on TV and antidote on radio, too. Sometimes I call it the Hannity history, lesson 'cause I lived through all of this. I know this is going to see. You're not even thirty three, but my radio journey started in nineteen eighty-seven crazy right. Now on my twenty fifth year of Fox, I didn't think I last two. So I feel very blessed. As a side note if you haven't read my grandfather's son. Which is about Clarence Thomas is life. It's amazing. But. You know it's interesting because him and Scalia. To my opinion, my to most favorite justices in my lifetime. Scalia this incredible wit and genius and understanding and. They got a little acerbic side to when when he was questioning Clarence Thomas always set by quietly. What they called a high tech lynching at the time, the more modern. Let it. You gotTA. Remember Yeah. And you know. It was then Senator Ted Kennedy you know Robert Bork's America the borking of America. That was Clarence Thomas. Now we see it more recently cavenaugh. It exposes. The, who is Joe Biden? Who is his team? Because Clarence Thomas and Justice Scalia or the people we need on that court. We call them constitutionalists or originalists, the original intent, not people that would sight foreign law as liberal justices have done or not people that feel that they can rule by judicial Fiat and dictate or legislate from the bench. Democrats always wanted the court to do that which they could never. Do legislatively or win at the ballot box and that's why they want. We call them. Activists Justices Clarence Thomas. has shown a fidelity to the Constitution at the Antony Scalia. That is beyond enviable And the differences styles always interesting, too because Justice Thomas will always be quiet. That's very few questions. Anthony Scalia was in there in a wrestling with people. I don't know about John Roberts. I can't get into it, but I do believe the next president United States is a very good chance. You have a lot of older justices may want to retire. And I think that the next this election in just three short months. That's on the ballot and that's that's generational now. And Sean I think we have to pressure the Biden campaign to do what trump did and release a list of justices I mean president trump was so transparent and Joe Biden hasn't done it yet. Intentionally, of course, because he'll probably put repeated to lieber something on the United States Supreme Court I mean as horrifying as that might be so in two two quick closing question Sean and thank you for being so generous with your time anchorage, everyone you know. Know go by live, free or die. the first is this. Can you just talk about? We are heading into the election. A lot of trump supporters. They're failed. They're falling victim. They suppression pulse I wish that wasn't the case, but it seems like the memory of two thousand sixteen as faded where people forget. We were down by double digits. Can you just give a little vote of confidence to some of our listeners out there? That think we're just losing. I WANNA. Give the vote of confidence, but I want people to feel this way. I want people to think I'll use a football analogy that our mutual friend Linda that you know. Who's your biggest fan? My radio producer? He's amazing. Amazing, but she doesn't even know how many points you get a touchdown, so I'm giving these football analogies. I, want this election. I want people to feel the way I feel which is. We're on our own twenty. Two minutes to go. We have no time outs We're down by six. We got a cross. The plane marched down the field, cross the plane and hit the extra point to win. So if people feel a sense of genuine urgency and worry and concern, I'm cool with that because fear often as a great motivator, not irrational field fear, but if people do not vote, you will get the government that they're telling you. They're going to give you believe. That that is their agenda. To be a Republican and win. You GotTa always use this analogy got to run the table I gotTA. Get Florida Georgia North Carolina can't win without Ohio. No Republican's ever become president without it right? You got hold Iowa then you got pick off Pennsylvania Wisconsin hopefully Michigan maybe MINNEA- Minnesota will be play. Maybe the city of Arizona will be in play. By Joe Biden reference for those of you. That didn't get. We got a hold Arizona Gopher Nevada New Mexico. New Hampshire and Maine's second congressional district. If every single mom, this is a battle cry. You started out this interview with this. I wrote this book not because I like writing books. My last book I donated every Penny I made to charity I don't care. It's not that. This is a tipping point. Charlie this is I, don't. See if these policies are implemented how America recovers. Irreparable harm the to the rule of law to our courts to our economy, they want to wipe out the lifeblood of of the world's economy. This this promise of socialism and I go into such detail about how it's always failed. Here's a quick socialism of example. Member obamacare. Keep your doctor keep your plan. Save on average twenty five hundred dollars a year per family right? Okay. Millions lost their doctors. Millions lost their plans. We're all paying about two hundred percent more and add to that. Forty percent of Americans almost forty percent have only one obamacare Biden Carriage James Choice now. How did they do with that promise? Medicare is going broke. How did they do it? That promised social security. Charlie hate the break this here. He paying into it. You probably won't get it I. Barely Skate through, and they might give me ten cents until they means tested and then take it back, How does it? How did Liberal government work in New York City with all the anarchy cutting a billion dollars, so please? How's IT WORKING IN CHICAGO? All. These liberal cities have where the violence we've been talking about takes place. They all have one thing in common. They've been run by Liberal Democrats for decades right. Most of these states have been run into the ground by Liberal Democrats for decades. If you WANNA know what America will look like if Biden Bolshevik Bernie. Pelosi Schumer and Bozo. That team gets place look at new. York state and city look at Chicago the City Illinois. The State Look at California. Look at Oregon. Look at Portland, the city. Look at Seattle. Look at the state of Washington. Yes. And I. Love this country too much. You know it's an all hands on deck moment and Every everyone of you've got this connection with younger people in this country. You have this incredible. A credible platform you built, and it's become powerful and meaningful and transformative to the country, and you're going out there, and you're fighting on these college campuses and you. You know it's not easy to be in the middle of a I call it a shift. Show all the time, but let's well put, but you do it. And it's freedom works. Every time you give up freedom for security, you lose your freedom because the security that they're offering. These promises that can never ever be fulfilled. In America. The land. I'll close with this unless you want to go further I can keep going the. Barry Farber who was a mentor of mine. Just recently passed away like ninety ninety one. And he always said there's never been a country in the history of mankind that has accumulated more power and abused at less than the United States well I add. A country in the history of mankind that has accumulated more power abused at less, but used it to advanced human condition. The reason America is great and exceptional. If I can say that today, it's not perfect, but it's great. An exceptional is because of its people, and because of the fundamentals of liberty and freedom. So that? Natural rights versus government or rights, natural rights come from God doubt by our Creator. Life Liberty pursuit of happiness while you can't pursue happiness these days in Chicago New York Moreland Seattle. So there's a lot on the line. I love your audience. I'm so thankful for all you're doing, and you've got a great team that you building review and you're out there fighting the fight and I just urge you guys. Just fight like your country depends on it. Because America's, we know it. It's all hanging in the balance. Yet was Sean. You've been so generous the last quick thing I defend the president all the time personally as a person. Can you comment on that because I've had the opportunity to meet him? not as much as you obviously and get to know him, but a lot of people here misrepresentations in lies about who he is as a human being. Let's close on this note. Can you just mention one or two things that that people can take away from that? You know first of all. It's interesting. Nobody seems to understand Donald trump yet. They don't want to understand. I mean Donald Trump. The Dog Bites the beasts, things you feeling sad or get cancer. You Complain Trump. I mean that's how saying the leftist. But here's a guy that is so unique he this guy is like a soon nami force of energy like I've never met my life. The most distinct and unique quality he's had is as president. You mentioned the Supreme Court. He put those people that he said he put. He cut the bureaucracy as he said he'd caught, and he cut the taxes as he said he'd cut. He did the North Dakota. A keystone pipelines Anwar Likey said he would. He's building the wall or almost four hundred miles. A wall by the by election will be over four hundred miles. He found a way it was. It was an uphill climb He said he wanted to pull us out of foreign conflicts, but not back away from evil defeated. The Caliphate took out. Baghdadi and Associates took out Sola Mani took out the Al. Qaeda leader in Yemen. So? What makes him special and unique in terms of presidency is that he is who you see is who you get. The guy that's fights on twitter is the guy that's fighting for a better trade. Deal the guy that fights. Against Liberal Democrats and the media mob is the same guy is fighting to keep his promises that to me makes him the most unique transformative political figure in our lifetime. And Right now. The. We tip the scales. You have a choice. It's never been a bigger choice. He will keep his promises. Coronas been a little bit of a curve ball to the world, but even that ten days after the first case, the only guy that I know of thought about a travel ban will be donald trump. They were teaching at the time and Joe Binder Biden was call them Sinophobic, so he's a man of his word. He's a man that will fight to his last dying breath for this country and the promises he made, and that makes them in my view very transformative. Men will. The book is live for Your Die God bless you, Sean, thank you for that. You do and we really appreciate. It helps you soon. Thanks bye. What a great conversation that was! Please email me or questions freedom. Charlie Kirk Dot Com freedom at Charlie. KIRK DOT COM please type in trolley. Kirk, show your podcast provider. Hit subscribe, give us a five star reviews screen shot at an email us. If you want to win a signed copy of the Maga- doctrine, please get involved with turning-point USA at Teepee USA dot com that is Teepee USA DOT com. 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Olivia de Havilland, Golden Age of Hollywood star, dies at 104
"Of the last great film actresses of Hollywood's golden Age, has died. Olivia to have a lint the last surviving star of Gone with the Wind. You have too much. I've always admired you. So I wish I could be more like she was a Trailblazer and won two Oscars for best actress correspondent Lindsay Davis. The public first got to know her as maid marry into Errol Flynn's Robin Hood. But she will always be remembered for gone with the wind. It managed to be the happiest film experience of my whole life. In 2008 she received the American National Medal of the Arts from President George W. Bush, one of the great Ladies of Hollywood. Olivia
Olivia de Havilland, star of 'Gone With the Wind,' dies at 104
"One of the last great film actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age, has died. Olivia to have Elin the last surviving star of Gone with the way I'm so you have to much always admired you so I wish I could be more like the Havilland received two Oscars for best actress correspondent Lindsay Davis Public first got to know her as Maid Marry into Errol Flynn's Robin Hood. But she will always be remembered for gone with the wind. It managed to be the happiest film experience of my whole life. In 2008 she received the American National Medal of the Arts from President George W. Bush, one of the great Ladies of Hollywood. Olivia
Protesters Try to Tear Down Columbus Statue in Chicago as Clashes Between Police, Activists Turn Violent
"Chicago turned into a violent clash between protesters and Chicago police a massive protest with thousands of people marching to tear down the Christopher Columbus statue in Chicago's Grant Park. Police say the protests turned violent writers popped up lots of umbrellas to shield their identities. Then a person drops off all types of weapons, including frozen water bottles that were thrown at police also rocks and explosives. The Chicago police superintendent acknowledges there are allegations of police brutality at that incident. One woman says that police pastor teeth out Chicago's top cops is those incidents are being investigated. Also. Chicago police superintendent says he welcomes any federal help that President Trump may send into this city. That's Fox's Matt Flynn reporting
Is This The NFL's #MeToo Moment?
"Can you give us a sense of the build up to the publication of this report? So there's been a lot of drama swirling around the Washington football team, but suddenly started to get all of these dots that you could start connecting. There's a lot going on within the front office. That really doesn't add up firings in retirement in July in the NFL. Rarely happening tonight. We're! And we're too high level personnel executives who were abruptly fired and Alex Santos in Richard. Man were fire. No reason was given as to why they were fired. Then today, longtime radio announcer for the Washington football club Larry Michael announcing his retirement, he spent sixteen years with the team, the man who had been there the radio voice, he abruptly retired without any sort of official comment from the team, and he started to hear this buzz rumors flying about a potential bombshell report on Washington's football team and owner Dan Snyder. This is absolutely taken over social media with speculation running rampant then by Thursday afternoon. The Washington Post dropped the story. There fifteen women who went on the record, alleging widespread sexual harassment within the Washington football organization that spanned just about Daniel Snyder entire time that he is owned the team, so these were women who works across the organization in marketing and ticketing and finance in there were also two female reporters, one who formerly covered the team for the Washington Times and Rianne and Walker our colleague from the athletic, who also went on the record to accuse one of the men who had? had been fired of sexual harassment as well. It was the sprawling account as you mentioned fifteen women accusing sexual harassment in Washington. Can you summarize some of those accusations? Yes, so it was a lot of the very classic cases of sexual harassment things from making lewd comments about women's bodies about their breasts about their rear ends about the the clothes they were wearing to very overt sexual comments, propositioning requests to go on dates, just a lot of overall inappropriate workplace behavior. Behavior from superiors directed at female employees, and it did not seem to be a secret. Some of these women who went on the record with the Washington, post talked about how the other people who worked in the organization knew about it. They talked about it amongst themselves. There were places in the building where women were advised not to go. Specifically, there was a stairwell that had basically transparent stairs and women were told. Do not go there because there were men who. Who would stand underneath that and look up? Their female colleagues skirts all of these things that are blatantly inappropriate and wrong and workplace environment, but had been persisting for more than a decade, all fifteen of these women went on the record, but one of the few who allowed her name to be published is a woman named Emily applegate. What was her experience like working inside the Washington Organization? It was miserable it really most people know times a comment on my appearin. Screaming at you for something that you, it's not your fault. And then somebody makes a comment to you about what you're wearing and it just snowballs from there. she cried at work regularly, she felt belittled, imagined us being called stupid on a daily basis, and then also almost in the same breath being hit on for your appearance. It's a miserable work experience. Experience to the point where she no longer wanted to work there anymore and no longer even wanted to work in sports, and we should note that Emily applegate's former boss Mitch Gershman who was the team CEO at the time both denied and said he didn't recall conversations referenced by Applegate, telling The Washington Post quote I can't comment on something I can't remember. But Lindsay what actions has the team taken in response to these accusations from emily applegate, and the many other women, well many of the men who were accused in this story, all ready been fired, and we're kind of fired in the process of the Washington Post. Reporting this story, the team can say that has taken measures to address this because some of these accusations date back to the early to mid two thousands, so some of these people no longer actually work with the team and then some of the people. People that had new allegations have immediately been fired or left the team. They've started their own investigation. They hired an attorney Beth Wilkinson. The name might sound familiar over the last several years. Wilkinson took part in notable cases involving Hillary. Clinton Brett Cavenaugh and Michael Flynn and she told us we can confirm that our firm was retained by the team to do an independent review of the team's culture policies and allegations of workplace, misconduct and Daniel. Snyder and his wife sent an internal email to everybody who works organization to. To apologize for the culture, the statement saying in part, the behavior described in yesterday's Washington Post. Article has no place in our franchise or society. The story has strengthened my commitment to setting a new culture and standard for our team, but without specific apologies to any of the employees into these women, and there have also not been any public apologies to the two female reporters who were not team employees. The team has not publicly addressed them as well
Mueller defends Russia probe, says Stone remains a felon
"Former special counsel Robert Muller is sharply defending his investigation into ties between Russia and Donald trump's two thousand sixteen presidential campaign Roger stone was brought into this switch judge this all political which shut down the mall or Tampa speaking to reporters Saturday president trump said he had done the right thing by committing Roger stone sentence because stone and others who have been prosecuted including former national security adviser Michael Flynn had been treated unfairly but in an opinion piece in The Washington Post the former special counsel asserts stone was prosecuted and convicted because he committed federal crimes Muller enumerates stones repeated lies to Congress including about his communications with people known to the F. B. I. to be Russian intelligence officers and says stone remains a convicted felon and rightly so Ben Thomas Washington
Phase 1 Renovations Begin On Boston City Hall Plaza
"Boston City Hall Plaza is getting a major makeover. The city broke ground on a $70 million renovation project Easy. Suzanne Sausage has more. This is the people's process. And if it's the people's Plaza mayor Wall says that means everyone. Khun, Go there. We heard from thousands of Bostonians. They told us that they want this place to be a place where the whole community gather. The renovations include a new civic building on Congress Street with a public bathroom and city counselor Ed Flynn says, With this month being the 30th anniversary of the D A. It's the perfect time to make sure the plaza is accessible to people with disabilities. Time like the present to do something to make changes that should have been done a long time ago. The renovations are expected to be done within two years. Suzanne Saz Vale W. B Z Boston's news
Phase 1 Renovations Begin On City Hall Plaza, Boston
"Of Boston is is broken broken ground ground on on a a remake remake of of City City Hall Hall Plaza. Plaza. There's There's not not much much to to City City Hall Hall Plaza Plaza right right now, now, but but just just wait wait a a couple couple years. years. That's That's when when the the city's city's $70 $70 million renovation project should be finished on this part time to complete will be a national example of what a vibrant Martin Plaza looks like. It's going to be a flexible space that will be able to have events concerts. Demonstrations, flag raisings and so much more. Mayor Walsh says The renovations include new gathering areas of place space and room for public art. And city counselor Ed Flynn says the plaza will be more accessible. Most important part is the Incredible availability for everybody, especially persons with disabilities. There's not much shade on the plaza now, but that'll change when 100 new trees are planted in Boston, Suzanne SAWS Bill W. B C. Boston's news radio.
Capitol Hill split on Trump's decision to commute Roger Stone's sentence
"Trump has commuted the sentence of his longtime friend, and in former political adviser Roger Stone, who was convicted for lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering in the investigation into Russian interference in the twenty sixteen presidential election NPR's Ryan, Lucas reports reaction on Capitol Hill Seems Split Along Party. Lines Republicans like Congressman Jim Jordan. He's a key. Trump ally on the hill came out in support of this move to. To grant a commutation to stone, but for Democrats in the president's critics, they have condemned trump's decision to commute stone sentence, and they call it an attack on the rule of law. They also say that it's part of a pattern. They point to the administration's decision earlier this year to drop charges against the president's former National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, and now this decision to commute stone sense they say is evidence of politics infecting the judicial system. The White House says stone was charged by over zealous prosecutors on special. Counsel Robert Muller's team that was pursuing a baseless investigation which led to trump's impeachment.
Federal Judge Emmet Sullivan asks appeals court to rehear Michael Flynn case
"Security advisor Michael Flynn's criminal case is again an uncertain place. The full D C Circuit Court of Appeals is now reconsidering whether that case should be thrown out. The appeals court says. You will hear from Flynn's attorneys and from the Justice Department before the 20th of July. The case won't be Dismissed until at least then. Just yesterday, U. S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan asked the court to revive the case. Sullivan wants the appeals court to put it back in his hands so he can wait. The Justice Department's surprise request from back in May to dismiss this case, We talk more
Washington DC Judge Asks for Full Appeal Review of Flynn Dismissal
"Judge who oversaw the criminal case of President Trump's former national security adviser today requested a full appeals court review after a three judge panel ordered him to dismiss it. Last month, the three judge panel ordered U. S District Judge Emmet Sullivan to dismiss the case against Michael Flynn following the Justice Department's extraordinary decision to drop the prosecution. Panel ruled that the Justice Department's decision to abandon the case against Flynn settled the matter. Even though Flynn had admitted to lying to the FBI during the Mueller investigation. This is such a highly unusual situation. They pointed to the fact that you have a federal judge who was asking for relief. From an order of a higher court in a case in which he is not a party, which means that's usually done an appeal by the prosecution or the defense. It's not done by a federal judge that was CBS senior investigative correspondent Katherine Harris. If he appeals court agrees the DC circuits 11 full time judges would hear arguments.
"flynn" Discussed on Skullduggery
"I mean these were the two justices who have been the most trump friendly on the DC circuit. You look at some of the other cases that come to that circuit to release his tax returns and issues involving congressional subpoenas. These judges are I. Think it's inaugural. They're the most pro-trump judges on that circuit I don't think the rest of the residents. I should point out that Judge Gleeson who was appointed by Sullivan as the amicus to file that meek as brief, which really was a powerful brief recital of the of the facts in the Flynn case has already asked the court the full court whether he should continue to file the motion. He was planning to file in response to what the Justice Department's position was given the court of appeals ruling, so he's asked for guidance. It's been pointed out that the ruling doesn't take effect for twenty one days so there is a period of four Flynn is entirely. Released for many federal prosecution, so we'll see, but I was gonNA. Ask you to put this in the context of everything else. That's been going on at the bar. Justice Department over the last few weeks. We had this hearing today before. House judiciary with a former Muller prosecutor, testifying to the irregularities in the Roger Stone sentencing procedure, we had the firing of Jeffrey Berman, the US attorney in the southern district over the weekend. This does seem to be a remarkable period of turmoil at the Justice Department. Yeah, I think the statement from errands Alinsky to the house. House today was most significant evidence of corruption at the Justice Department since Watergate, I I don't think there's anything that you can find holds a candle to the corruption that he that he revealed in his statement, and I think we don't know with respect to the SDN. Why file Why issue? We don't yet know why bar tried to force an ultimate did force the US attorney out, but we know that his explanation is public explanation about it. His Ex haven't been true. You know I saying that US. Attorney had agreed to resign. That wasn't true. And then I think the explanation they still make isn't isn't true. which they were just tried to create a spot for Jay Clayton because he's such a good guy, the chair the SEC and he wanted to York trying to spot for him. If you're trying to create a spot for him, you don't need to move Jeff Bergman out right away or in two weeks. You can nominate him and Jeff Bourbon can stay in his job until it. It gets there. They were trying to fill it with an acting US attorney. Who would be more compliant in the same way? They did in DC. They got someone more comply into the did what bar wanted in stone and flint cases I think. Far has completely politicized. The Justice Department and I think the troubling thing is there appear to be very few guardrails, and very through consequences for hold on I want to push back on the on the not since Watergate analogy, because we hear a lot of that, it came up at the hearing today and look, there's no question. There's a lot of troubling developments at the Justice Department, and reason to be deeply suspicious, but at the end of the day the dust up over the stone sentencing was a process controversy it. It didn't affect the bottom line at all stone was convicted. He's going to prison. The judge ruled the is she ruled the sentence she gave was actually in line with. With what the Bar Justice Department asked for not what the Muller prosecutors asked for so yes, I get that it was highly irregular and even improper for political motives to influence the sentencing recommendation, but it was only a sentencing recommendation, and it did not affect the actual outcome of Roger Stone going to prison for charges, for which he was convicted in federal court. Process at the Department of Justice is the most important thing the reasons for why make the decisions you do are the most important thing, and if the the department is making decisions, not based on the facts, not based on the law now based on an impartial analysis of what the right outcome out of. But doing it for political reasons and always coming down on the side of the president's interest, that is the worst thing that can happen at the Justice Department and we see it happening over and over again. I, you see it in the case, you see Flynn case I mean. The Antitrust Division for Christ's sake. The testimony I trust official that bar is making these crazy decisions to politicize the antitrust of most attorneys-general barely pay attention to anti-trust to investigate the marijuana industry and. Enter investigative audible automobile manufacturers for signing an emissions agreement with California the administration didn't like a policy reasons the idea that you would investigate us. Law Enforcement Powers Because you disagree with policy decisions is just completely anti away. The Department Oughta work so I I disagree that it's just kind of a process. Foul motive matters more than anything when you look at as wide department does the things that does, but I mean in the case of the. The stone sentencing errands alinsky testimony. What was so convincing to you? But he did not have firsthand knowledge of this right I mean he didn't talk to any of the political decision-makers about it. It was it was hearsay. Testimony was hearsay testimony, what was so powerful about about his testimony given that fact, so two things one just analysis of how correct their original sentencing recommendation was, which isn't to say that Roger Stone that the judge was wrong. Wrong to give him a lower sentence than they recommended is that the department is required under department policy? Put in place by Jeff sessions by the way is required to recommend the most serious senate's under the sentencing guidelines and that there was no justifiable reason to do that, so if justifiable reason to do it. What is the reason that they did that? And what? He says his supervisor j? P Cooney alive a career prosecutor in the US Attorney's. Attorney's office told him it was for political reasons. Now you're right. He got that from JP. Cooney talked to the US attorney himself because he testified today when he asked for a meeting with the attorney, he was denied the opportunity to meet with Tim Shea the US Attorney. So you're right, it's hearsay, but if I'm the House, Judiciary Committee. I WanNa talk to JP Kuni next. Well I I was just GonNa say a serious hearing an an. Investigation would have done that instead of doing this today in a setting that you know basically became another political circus. With. Each side throwing spitballs at the other. My Laura. Well. Certainly the Republicans sort of take the cake on the spitball front, but not entirely not entirely the Brennan. Democratic clowns up there. But look I mean they could have subpoenaed Kuni. They could have sought. His testimony would have been a lot more powerful because Kuni could presumably have said. This is what Tim Shea. The appointed attorney told me right. I mean well investigations the pulled in stages. We know what the next stages. Maybe that's what they're planning to do now by the way on the whole Tim. Tim Shea Thing I. Think one of the dimensions of this episode that maybe he hasn't gotten enough. Attention is the fact that are engineered to push out the Senate confirmed. US Attorney Jesse Liu so that he could then install his longtime aide Tim Shea now I don't know that those that, and then what happened with the sentencing or connected, but it sure seems fishy. Does seem a little fishy to me. It's not it's not too hard to connect those dots. And then and then you add to the fact that he has. A like. Friday night effort to fire the US attorney in the southern district. Does seem to be a pattern of behavior here that that's pretty questionable so i. don't know I just think that hasn't gotten quite as much attention as it probably should. The whole Jesse Liu thing and not sure. What was the problem with Jesse? Lou mean trump didn't like her but I think she was. Pretty respected US attorney. And Senate and Senate confirmed Senate confirmed a dragging her feet on prosecuting Andrew McCabe remember there had been a attempt to prosecute him. That seems to fall apart in the grand jury and the US Attorney's office had not refiled those charges. They tried to go back and follows charges. Of course what she was gone. They still decided not not to bring charge site. That was one thing, but look you're right I. Think they wanted to push her out because she wasn't compliant. And that's what made what was happening in SDN Y so troubling because there was a history in pushing the US attorney in Washington dc out and replacing her. Her with an acting official who was loyal to bar in the same way that that the person who is going to be the acting official? St. Wise is the US Attorney in New Jersey Guy by the name of Craig Carbon Neto carpeting doe. Who is close to Chris?.
"flynn" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"And that is a that is big news. At this time. He says it is not focused on Obama Obama the only thing. We really know about Obama it a couple of things one. We know that page in struck were texting the White House wanted to be informed every step of the way. Okay, why then we know sally, Yates the January Fifth Oval Office meeting with Komi and and Yates Clapper and Brennan and a guy who was it, Sally Yates believe Susan Rice I'm not sure about her. They were all in the Oval Office at the end of that meeting Sally Yates testified that. Obama Barack ask them to stand. Stay back and Barack that's when he told her that he knew everything about the unmasking of General Flynn and what had happened in the phone call. So to me, you know now it's a question of he's got an answer. What did you know? When did you know it? And what was your involvement? And why did Joe Biden? Unmasked, General, Flynn eight days before you left. Why did Why did Dennis McDonough the day of that meeting on mask? He's the chief of staff for Obama. Why did he do the unmasking that specific day? And why fifteen days later Susan Rice right an email to self Obama said to do everything by the book. She was memorializing that for a reason. Probably, my guess is they weren't doing everything by the book. Does that help you. Yeah and I'm with you, but I also read today when. The. Attorney General Bar said he said even though something, maybe absolutely politically mischievous and everything like that doesn't make them illegal man I'd love to see them all you know. Go to jail, but listen I know. I've devoted three plus years of my life and especially when you compare the treatment of Popadopoulos, stone, Manafort General Flynn Yeah, they should all be held accountable all right, Sean, thank you appreciate it. Karen in Michigan. What's up, Karen? How are you and boy? I thought we had a dumb bunch of politicians New York Governor Whitman's right up there with them. I call her the word and she's. Don't cut your lawn and Michigan. You're to get arrested. We're in on care, so that really was a pain in the neck, but she's gone too far now, She actually is putting sick copays patients into nursing homes. My mom happens to be in a nursing home five minutes from here. Have Eighteen people. That have covid three have died. And there's only a hundred and five people in there I grilled the woman that the administrator for probably twenty minutes before I actually got numbers. She was horribly difficult to get any information out. She wouldn't tell me they were patience or if they were from outside, but This isn't the only nursing home. It's happening all over Michigan. Listen if you want to know why the states every State New York new, Jersey Pennsylvania Michigan she I mean if you WanNa look at what the highest number of cases and the death rate was. It is astronomical, and all of these states that forced long term care facilities nursing homes to take on covert nineteen patients. Versus Let's see Texas and Florida. It. Okay, for example. You got twenty two million people living down in Florida twenty, nine, five, million, Texas nineteen, five million in New York, okay, no state income tax in Texas or Florida California, thirteen percent New York eight percent, which is really actually nine point nine you look at the debt. The only two states that have balanced budgets are new. York and Florida. You look at the cove. Nineteen cases. It is dramatically higher in in these states versus. Say you know if you look at California New York and and especially in New Jersey Michigan and other places the.
"flynn" Discussed on The Daily
"But the Justice Department had transcripts of the calls in which. Flynn had actually urged the ambassador not to overreact to the Obama administration sanctions. Fbi agents interviewed. Michael Flynn about whether he discussed sanctions with Russian to. Fbi agents are sent to the White House to interview flesh. What has he told investigators. He tells them that the sanctions never came up on the call. Right he's lying to the right. This all becomes public and in February twenty seventeen general Michael. Flynn suddenly resigned late last night. Linda's stories on he is the shortest serving national security adviser now in modern history. And what happens to Flynn once he's pushed out of the White House the FBI continues to investigate Flynn but very little is heard from him for a number of months and during this time president trump starts leaning on James Comey the FBI director in essence to drop the Flynn investigation right and that raised this idea that the president United States was trying to obstruct justice and that this kind of cataclysmic moment that ultimately sets off a chain of events that leads to not only combing fired. But also the appointment of Muller's a special counsel right in many ways the Flynn Saga is the beginning of the mother saga and the beginning of a very dark chapter for the trump administration. That's correct what ends up happening to. Michael Flynn Flynn plead guilty to repeatedly lying to the FBI ends up pleading guilty to lying to the FBI. He's cooperating with this comes in cooperating witness in the investigations is awaiting sentence documents. Make clear that Flynn was not acting alone. And the significance was that he was the first top. White House official to plead. Guilty as part of the Mueller investigation. Court papers say Flynn could get up to six months behind bars. But he was underscored. I feel like for many people that is where the Michael Flynn Story. Pretty much ends right. I mean you have this three star general national security adviser who totally falls from grace after lying to his bosses and the FBI and now he's headed to prison that's right and the mother. Investigation marches on and the next significant point is the end of twenty eighteen into two thousand nineteen when Flynn is set tension spy a federal judge and the Muller Team in Breaking News Right. Now Bob Muller's is recommending to the judge that Michael Flynn actually not receive any prison time and says Flint. Good with us. Michael Flynn cooperated plenty with the special counsel. They recommend very little. If any jail time the defendant provided firsthand information about content and context of interactions between the transition team and Russian government officials and something curious happens commend. Where Flynn's legal team which had been very cooperative towards the Muller Investigation clearly? They seem to be a pretty good deal with the Muller team decides to take a more combative stance. They enter into the public record. This idea that maybe Flynn in railroaded that the FBI man set him up. So this angers the judge he really reads Flynn and his team the riot act saying are you now saying you're not remorseful. And why are you now accusing the FBI of misconduct and basically says let's take a pause? We're GONNA put this offer a few months and come back to me when you found some remorse in the intervening time. The ground starts to shift. William Bar has just been sworn in as the new attorney general. Gaining broad control of the special counsel Robert Muller's Russia investigation. William bar takes over as attorney general. I believe it is vitally important. That special counsel be allowed to complete his investigation. He during permission hearing pledges that he's not can interfere with them so muller famously then delivers his report bar in March of two thousand nineteen the deputy attorney general and I concluded that the evidence developed by the special counsel is not sufficient to establish that the president committed and obstruction of justice. Offense and bar right a very short summary of sorts that he says summarizes Muller's fine which we now know misinterprets the Miller report. It's quite clear. Starting at that point. That far has great issues with not only the investigation. But how this all began how the Russia investigation began at the FBI. And whether there was real misconduct I've been trying to get answers to questions and I found that a lot of the answers have been inadequate and so he makes no secret of the fact that he's going to start investigating investigate. He is going to launch a campaign to get to the bottom of what happened and whether there really was a political effort to go after Donald J trump and his advisors and what does that mean for. Michael Flynn awaiting sentencing for lying to the FBI as the ground shifts and added clear. That bar is going to look at the predicate for the entire investigation. Flynn decides to get a new lawyer. Nothing about this case was done right. They violated every rule every protocol. Who is not only a lawyer? But also a pundit of sort the entire prosecution was false it must be dismissed the Texas lawyer named Sydney Powell who has made no secret of the fact that she thinks the entire thing is a witch hunt their prosecution of General Flynn was needed to keep the obstruction hoax going against the president because they already knew the Russia hoax had fallen apart very much in line with what president of the United States is central so the whole thing was orchestrated a setup within the FBI clap and days before she takes over screens lawyer. She writes a secret letter to Attorney General Bar where she writes quote. It is increasingly apparent. The General Flynn was targeted and taken out of the trump administration concocted and political purposes. Wow you're seeing. Flynn recognizes the Windsor. Changing recognizing that there's literally a new. Sheriff Attorney General in town who skeptical of the entire Russia investigation and Flynn lawyer. Who Fits quite nicely into that? Dynamic and during that period of time Attorney General Bar Decides to appoint another prosecutor. Who's going to examine the case and see whether there had been any misconduct that had taken place so just to be clear. In addition to examining the roots of the Russia investigation broadly bar appoints a specific prosecutor inside the departments. Just to examine the Flynn case. That's right and that leads to the release of a number of documents to the public in recent weeks that have led both Flynn's lawyers and the president to make the case that Michael Flynn was indeed railroaded and set up by the FBI.
"flynn" Discussed on Skullduggery
"Kislyak where he is alleged to have told him do not respond to the sanctions imposed by president. Obama will revisit that once we take office in a couple of weeks. But we also haven't seen a transcript of the FBI interview of Flynn. Because you don't do you don't tape them. It's all handwritten notes and I just WANNA throw one thing out at you before I close this question when we journalists do sensitive interviews with important subjects. We tend to tape them because we want to get it exactly right the FBI which can send somebody to jail for lying. Doesn't take those interviews. Why not okay. We'll take that in reverse order. Let's do the tape issue because it's come up throughout my career the bureau later and it's evolved but not not so much on the counterintelligence side. Let's talk about the criminal side now. The current policy now. At least when I left the bureau was that they had gotten to the point where they said you know. What when you're when you're looking at it. A criminal confession to the following crimes included homicide it included Sexual assault of a child and everything was going to hinge on that. Very Serious Felony Confession. You could indeed tape the interview and in fact the US attorney could also weigh in. And Say I want this interview? Taped storage safely the FBI been hesitant to do that. Because our interview techniques would be subject to discovery would be subject to exposure to the bad guys. I'm very biased. I happen to think that we are the best interviews in law enforcement and intelligence. We get confessions much of the time. And it's because of the way we it's everything from report building to winding a narrative that presses the right buttons on the subject and we simply didn't want that out it's evolved now to the point. Where if you've got particularly a homicide sexual assault of child you think you have limited circumstances to for this guy to be around and cooperate you absolutely can take let. Let's move to counter intelligence counterintelligence even more sensitive about what we might disclose to a subject that might ultimately get out in court and create issues the methods and techniques of get again. Look how the public has reacted to just the notes of planning the interview. Look look at what what this is. What's happened with just a note? That says get him to LIE TO GET HIM. Fire again prosecute. Yeah and of course those of us who worked these these cases go? Yeah absolutely. That's that's the goal. Yeah new choice threat and and imagine l. All of that getting on tape where you're trying to trip the guy up and make sure even even after you've told them. Hey Mike. You're remember that we do tape foreign officials. You know that right. Oh yeah all right and still lies to you. So look the bureau's moving in the right direction with regard to taping. It's become fairly common now on the criminal side. It's not there on counterintelligence I get that the reason this is relevant to this case in particular is if you look through all the material that was disclosed last week in included. Comas closed door briefing to the House. Intelligence Committee in which he's asked about the interview of Flynn and whether or not the F. B. I. Believed this was in March of two thousand seventeen so long before. He's pled whether Flynn had lied. And what Komi says in there is it was. This is his words a close call and when I saw that I said Oh my God you know if I'm the defense lawyer for Flynn and this case where to go to trial and the government is saying. The evidence is overwhelming. It's beyond a reasonable doubt. There's no transcript so we're just taking the prosecutors word for it. I call the FBI director as a As a witnessing you said this was a close call. You didn't think this was beyond a reasonable doubt. Yes some of this goes toward a two things one is materiality call so that's the thing is about close call could also be. Komi wearing the lawyer had going. Well you know I I. He hedged he had to go to substantive materiality and I WANNA talk about materiality in a minute but also the agents came back allegedly and said yeah. We're seemed seem pretty straightforward with us. That goes toward when an agent says that. That goes toward demeanor. And this will be calling of deceptiveness right. So he's he's not sweating. He's not looking at the floor. He's not got his arms folded right and that goes toward whether he's he's comfortable in his life or comfortable with what he's telling you and it also goes toward lastly if you've got something that's on the line and your goal is neutralization of potential threat. Then you cross that line and go. Yeah it's on the line you know what we're gonNA air on the side of caution in neutralizing threat and we're going to seek prosecution and prosecutors ultimately did and most importantly Mike. Flynn admitted it and plead guilty in court. I want to go back to quickly to the tape issue. Imagine imagine this in a sensitive counterintelligence case where you're doing an interview and there there's a bit of a pretext Mike and by the way shock of all shocks the FBI conducts. Many pretexts interviews. All Day what do I mean by pretext? Hey We're you think we're here for this but we're really here for something else and I know that the right wing is flipping out over this. But if you've watched any law and order episodes you know this happens all the time and so imagine plopping a tape recorder down in that environment and saying hey sir you don't mind if we take this interview about talking about the weather do you. And of course that has a chilling effect. And of course. You're not going to be able to do what you need to do in that interview tape recorders the five hundred pound gorilla in in a room. If you bring it in Frank I wanNA step back a little bit and talk about what this Flynn case tells you about where we may be going. And you wrote a provocative piece on the NBC News Site About Signs. Coming out of the White House. Mostly in the form of trump's tweets but also some of his allies also suggesting that the president and the Attorney General Bill Bar are sort of laying the groundwork to come after the president's enemies starting with Barack Obama John Brennan James Clapper. Jim Komi Susan Rice and you talk about the possibility that they would censor them or even criminally charged them. So I want to ask you. What is your basis for that? I think the term. You use is predictive analysis. Talk about that why you think that. That's where things may be headed. Well it's funny because when I started drafting that article. I was realizing that a bit of a stretch to get into predictive analysis. You know and people are going to say. Well you're really you're really moving forward prematurely and then as I finished drafting the by the way this happened in a matter like twenty four forty hours. Guess what you didn't need to be clairvoyant. Played started playing out. It's still playing out today. What do I mean by that? Well it started with. Of course the request of dismiss Flynn but then we see the President. Doing things like explaining to the press. Hey I just had a phone call with Putin and even though the White House summary of the call those and say this I actually talked with him about the Russia hoax. And by the way a lot of things might happen quote unquote. A lot of things might happen. It's all coming out now it's a hoax okay and you. You had to kind of conversation with Vladimir Putin Okay and then over the weekend the president re tweets a number of Fox News and the federalist articles all saying in one form or another that Obama Biden at all orchestrated the case against Flynn and ultimately the Russia case and quote unquote. More is coming. And then let's go back to Torney General Bar. Who's already said that? In his opinion the Russia investigation was designed to sabotage the trump campaign and the trump presidency. He's got John Durham. Us Attorney Connecticut working on all of this. And then we see infamous that rich grinnell. The acting deny walking with great fanfare walking into the front door of the Department of Justice with a Satchel in his hand. And what has he done? He is unmasking the names of the people who requested to know who was talking to Kislyak on tape about undermining the foreign policy of. He's unmasked the Unmask Irs. He's unmasked the Unmask Ours. So look the president continues even at a press conference in the Rose Garden the president just the other day when asked. What are you accusing Obama of? He says Obama Gate and then fill. It was Phil Rucker. And then Phil Rucker says. What's the crime? Oh you know what the crime is so. I've gone from like doing predictive analysis to buy God. It's happening right in front of our eyes. So we're the question now is to. What extent does this go and here? Here's what here's what's going to happen. You're going to see this play out almost right up to the election. They're going to pull out a Durham report or Innuendo or even worse implying that the Russia case not only should not have happened with at all of its dozens of indictments are now somehow invalid. Maybe worst case scenario maybe even the indictments of twenty six Russians. Who by all accounts messed with our election tried to there is going to be an implication that yeah. Those things are tainted fruit of the poisonous tree. The whole thing should never up and you'll see president trump try to remove sanctions. And we're going to see the rule of law completely trampled. I gotta say Frank. I think the idea that they could drop. The charges against the Russians seems a bit Bridge too far. I think even for Bill Bar on this one. I mean the conclusion that the Russians hacked the DNC and the pedestrian emails was it's the US intelligence community that unanimously found that the FBI. The Muller report the House Intelligence Committee under Devon Nunez concluded that the Senate Intelligence Committee under Richard. Burr concluded that so I find it hard to believe they would go that far. You wrote in that same piece About bar that. He's ignored the findings of his own inspector general. And I think that refers to that. Part of the Horowitz report that said that the initial investigation was adequately predicated course. That report also found many failings by the FBI. Serious ones in the handling of the Carter Page and then you point out bar appointed a handpicked. Us Attorney to dry to try and develop a vast conspiracy theory now. John Durham is a career prosecutor. He was handpicked by Eric Holder. To conduct the Torture investigation for the Obama. Justice Department. Do you have any reason to believe that John Durham is and unethical prosecutor? Who would prostitute his his principles in order. Deliver a politically charged. Report that William Bar can used to satisfy the president negative. I worked for John. Durham before I even came into the FBI. I worked for him as a young intern on the Organized Crime Strike Force in New Haven Connecticut. He is a straight up solid prosecutor. He also worked by the Whitey. Bulger mess with corrupt the agent and FBI. Boston so he's a serious guy and He's got a good series team around him. I don't worry about John. Durham I worry about William Bar. Because he's shown us who he is so he could take in I G REPORT. He can take a special counsel report he can sham it up and spin it with a four page. Summary announce a press conference before it's ever released to shape public opinion. And when he's interviewed now and asked about Durham. And he's asked questions. Like is Durham. Ever going to see a report and he says. I don't know we'll see at gets me very worried. Meaning I don't want to see anything in writing from Durham. I want to do it myself..
"flynn" Discussed on Skullduggery
"Now have with us. Frankford Losey the former assistant director of the FBI in charge of counter intelligence. Frank Welcome to skulduggery. Thanks for having me Mike. A lot to talk about here which you have been opining and writing about starting with the Michael Flynn case the Justice Department's extraordinary decision to drop the case against Michael. Flynn last week. The Justice Department filed a motion in court saying the interests of justice would no longer be served by prosecuting. Mike Flynn what did you make of that decision? I first thing I did Mike when this news broke was I read the DOJ filing at least twice. And I've read it several times since then because I wanted to see how this was being spun and let me tell you something. Almost line for line that filing to dismiss charges. It's filled with half truths distortions and the only conclusion that I can come to when I read it is that it's designed to deceive and I think I think judge Sullivan has caught on to that. Which is why we're now seeing him call for Amicus curiae briefs. He's probably going to hold a hearing. Would be my guess and get to the truth. But let me let me you. Just some of the examples of the distortions the biggest one being of course that there was no valid reason to be sitting across from plan as FBI agents and asking him questions bar has said and others repeatedly including a steady drumbeat on Fox News. Every night that they were trying to set a perjury trap that they were trying to get him to lie. And of course the now infamous handwritten notes by someone who actually came after me at the Bureau and headed counterintelligence bill priest up. His handwritten notes are being flown flags. All over right wing fringe conspiracy sites as bombshell evidence that the F. B. I.'S. Interview was designed to get. Flynn to lie. Well let me tell you something. There was a valid counterintelligence case on flint. We could go into as much detail as you like. But those interview strategies notes look like virtually every interview. I've ever been a part of particularly in the counterintelligence where here's what I mean number one if you look at pre steps notes. What's our goal he says in this interview Number One? Get to the truth or get an admission. Yeah no kidding. That's always the goal if you've got target in threats sitting across from you number two the handwritten notes say get him to lie to get prosecuted or fired. Yeah no kidding when you're dealing with a counterintelligence threat you get to try to neutralize that threat. If you don't get the truth you don't get cooperation. You have to mitigate that threat and I know people by flip out and go. Oh my God. You're referring to Michael. Flynn as a counterintelligence yes I am because he was sitting in the chair of the National Security Adviser. It's doesn't get much worse than that. If you are have concerns that have to be resolved. Frank can I stop you there because the one of the issues that was raised certainly in some of the supporting material is that when then director. Comey gave the sign off to go interview. Flynn he didn't coordinate. Or even inform the Justice Department and the Justice Department people at the highest levels. Were quite ticked off about that. They thought that that was a decision that they should have been made and their view at the time was hey. He is the national security adviser. We need to tell the White House about this that this is a White House matter. He's the national security advisor was coney right to do it without coordinating with the Justice Department and was the Justice Department wrong to believe that the first step should have been to go to the White House and inform them about what they knew was on the transcripts of Flynn's call with Kislyak the embassador ultimately we know did in fact go to the White House and let them know that they had a problem on their hands. After the fact that's correct but so I wanna make an important point because you've raised one. I am not a complete total apologist for Jim. Komi and that can be an entire different discussion dating back to his infamous press conference regarding Hillary Clinton. I am aware that he did not fully trust the Department of Justice to do everything correctly. I'm also aware that it is inconsistent of the FBI to head to the White House to do an interview particularly a subject without first getting at least concurrence if not tolerance from the Department of Justice so when you look for things that should raise flags you should be looking at inconsistent behavior and yes you can say that if you were to look at a checklist of things that should be suggested and recommended is. Hey if you're interviewing somebody with counterintelligence concern sitting in the White House you probably should let doj no at the very least so yes. I'm concerned about that but I know enough about Komi that he had concerns that this would not be handled correctly is that is that his decision to make. I mean he's the FBI. Director is not the attorney general and it is a pretty politically sensitive matter to interview a national security advisor at the White House. Does he get to make that call on his own should he? Well he did now. You're more important question as you said it's should he have? And there's a number of behaviors in Komi that in retrospect have really cast the FBI in the worst possible light which is to cast them in a political light so looking back. Komi has done some damage to the FBI's reputation because he politicized the FBI without intending to do so and so we need to look at that but we need to look at it in the totality of circumstances which is to say that he had valid concerns. Inspector General has found this. There were valid concerns to open a valid credit card counterintelligence case against a man who had been in unregistered foreign agent of Turkey had been paid substantial amounts of money to give a speech in Russia where he said at the same table as Putin and more importantly had been captured on tape because of what we do with foreign officials and their conversations have been captured on tape essentially undermining the policy of the existing precedent by bringing up the sanctions issue. So how do you determine whether someone is a suspected threat whether you're suspicious or valid? See If you lie about it. That was a valid approach. I wish Komi had gotten the approval to do so. I'm not sure politically that. He would have been allowed to do so so ironically in an attempt to cut through the politics of DOJ right and bureaucracy there. He ended up politicizing. The bureau. More than ever frank. I want to unpack a couple of things that we've just been talking about and they both go to the fact that this was a counterintelligence case and one is something that might brought up before not just about whether Komi should have gotten approval from DOJ but the underlying issue is whether DOJ been able to go to the White House and essentially give the White House a defensive briefing about Flynn and it kind of relates to what you were talking about before about that in some case in some ways the standard in this case as it kind of perjury case may be different. Because it's a counterintelligence case it was so important to go to. Flynn interview him and get him to lie. If I understood you correctly so explain to our listeners. How being a counterintelligence case makes it different in both of those respects well first of all I think a lot of the public a lack of understanding of the nuances of counter intelligence which is to detect a foreign threats to the nation both internal and external deter those threats and ultimately defeat those threats. So if you have a valid case open valid concerns and a man is literally now sitting in the White House steps away from the president of the United States. You've got to detect whether or not there's a threat there and you can see now all of the conspiracy theories coming out right the all of this stuff you here on Fox News and the president has re tweeted this federalist article that says holy cow the FBI and the Intel community had briefed Obama and Biden and here was Susan Rice. And here's clapper and maybe John Brennan and an Obama told them to go forward and let's go after when no actually what what transpired there is that there was a briefing to Obama during the transition where they said we're really concerned about this guy. Flynn and we're about to engage in classified transition briefings with this team. Here's what we've got on the whole picture and Obama said you know let's get it resolved. He asked the question. How much can we trust them in the transition? Briefings so in that context. You've got gotta get this done. You've got to get this done quickly. Flynn rises finally into the White House. Now we're into January. They finally discover that he's on tape and they say it's time it's time to pull his trigger and get this done so. The goal of counterintelligence is not always prosecution in fact that doesn't happen in ninety nine percent of counterintelligence case rather you are mitigating or deterring and defeating the threat. But then why not go make your first move a defensive briefing at the White House of that works just fine if you trust everybody. Who's in the White House? But when you've got a larger. Let's let's understand what was going on at this time. You've got crossfire. Hurricane opened you've got concerns against a number of people including the campaign chairman. Paul Manafort you've got concerns about. Julian assange and wikileaks and the Russians and Roger Stone and on and on and on. And you're wondering who the hell can we actually brief and trust at this point but at the end of the end of the day the president is in charge of the US government? He's just been elected the F. B. Ultimately works for him. If you have a counter intelligence concern. Don't you have to take it to the very top of the government and if you don't then who's in charge who's making the decision the FBI director. There's no excellent discussion points. And there's no rule book for this. There's there's nothing in the FBI Manual. That says if you think the president is compromised and the team around him please do the following. It's not there what I would default to based on how I conduct myself is I would go with the most consistent protocols and policies that we could possibly adhered to to avoid every appearance of politicization. But there's another factor here and it's the Komi personality factor which is don't forget where Komi came from he was previously the US attorney in the Southern District New York are arguably the most powerful US attorney's office in the nation number two. He becomes the deputy attorney general of the United States. He's essentially running the Department of Justice and over directly or seeing the daily operations of the FBI. Okay he now in a sense. I hate to say it this way but he gets demoted really to FBI director and so he seems to fail to understand that he's accountable to bosses at DOJ. He's he's worn those powerful hats before and he seems unable to take those hats off so he pulls triggers that most FBI directors wouldn't think of polling and I view that in in that context. I have a couple of QUESTIONS ABOUT FBI. Procedures here and this really in some ways does go to the heart of this case now. There's no question Michael. Flynn pled guilty. He did so twice the second time in front of the federal judge Judge Sullivan so it seems reasonable to accept what he has sworn to that. He lied on the other hand. We haven't seen the transcript of his conversation with the Russian Ambassador..
"flynn" Discussed on The Asset
"I don't really understand why Flynn lie to the FBI was. He didn't just say that yes. He talked about sanctions with the Russian ambassador and he tried to get Russia to retaliate against the United States in why he didn't just go back to the FBI right away when this became an issue and say yeah. I did talk about sanctions. What's the big deal? Because here's the thing. Russia not addicting our diplomats not closing our facilities is good for the United States of America. Putin not responding is good for us. While Yeah Flynn's efforts are definitely underhanded and shady. The idea that Flynn was in violation of the Logan. Act some seventeen ninety eight law that literally never seemed to have ever been enforced. Seems a real stretch. The only way this actually makes any sense to me. Is that the phone call with Kislyak is way more incriminating and sounds a lot more like a quid pro quo with. Kislyak saying something like hey you know what we did for you in. Flynn responding with something. Akin to yeah. I know what you guys did and we appreciate it in. Don't worry we're going to look getting rid of sanctions when we get in. But you know if you guys respond with sanctions in retaliate. It would make it really hard for us to do that. If this is the case in would probably fall short of a direct quid pro quo in there for wouldn't directly established that there was a conspiracy in plus they got. Flynn to plead guilty for lying so they don't need to bring additional charges against Flynn when a judge sentencing saw the underlying materials in the transcript of the calls. He asked if Moore's team contemplated charging Flynn with treason. It was a dramatic hearing today with Judge Emmet Sullivan. Telling Flynn quote. I am not hiding my disgust for your criminal offense and even pressing the prosecutor representing the special counsel's Office on whether they considered charging flynn with treason. There's also a pretty easy way for us to know. They should declassify and release the transcripts of the calls. Let's be clear. There is no national security reason to keep those calls. Classified the Russians know the National Security Agency was monitoring Kislyak's calls. The whole world knows the calls were leaked by the intelligence community to the Washington. Post after all so. Why are those call transcripts still secret because someone actually has to take the step to declassify them? They're classified until someone says they're not in no one's doing that in my guess. Is that if we got to see the full transcripts. The Flynn story would make a lot more sense. We still don't have the full story. It remains classified. It remains redacted the Department of Justice in the FBI recently released a ton of three. Oh twos at interviews that were requested by Buzzfeed in a freedom of Information Act request and the result is really not much new resumes all redacted in. We're still waiting for a judge to provide more of the more report is he. Determined that bars. Reductions were baseless in the public outright to now in on May Seventh Adam. Schiff has finally been released by the intelligence community to publish the interview transcripts from his Russia investigation and they all went up on the House website. Just hours after these transcripts were posted. Maggie Hamer of the New York Times pointed out that Steve Bannon likely lied to Congress and that is on top of Michael Cohen. Roger Stone in other trump figures lying to congress as well so the congressional interviews while end clearly trump figures at testified before them felt degree of impunity. They felt they could get away with it. What we should not lose sight of in all of this in the everything that's taken place over the last few years because trump Shirley has and is that the Russian investigation has resulted in the most damning report ever written about President. The Miller report that report should have ended trump's presidency. Frankly more had it. He had the goods. The President Justice hampering his investigation in yet clear evidence that the president's campaign colluded with Russia that more couldn't quite say that trump conspired with Russia which met a higher legal standards but he had evidence clear evidence that trump obstructed the investigation. In why did he obstruct the investigation? Because he was hiding that he conspired with the Russians that he colluded with the Russians but House. Democratic leaders froze. They just froze. They did relatively nothing in got played by the White House. The more report was not as jarring as it might have seemed because one bar spun the report. Prior to the release of the more report bar had credibility people thought he was an establishment. Figure out to protect the sanctity of the Department of Justice in so when he released his four-page letter spinning the report. People bought it. People said Oh i Guess Muller found nothing but second we had lived through the more report it lived through all the major revelations that were in the report. It didn't feel that knew when it was released. We known about the June ninth meeting. We known about various things that had been revealed in the report. But the lesson of all this. The lesson of the Russia investigation of impeachment of bars decision today is frankly. That trump is corrupt. He's a crook in that he's willing to do whatever it takes to protect himself into protect themselves now. He has to stay in power. He's if he leaves power he can be prosecuted for a number of potential crimes. Remember all the way back in February of twenty eighteen when Michael Cohen testified before Congress and he outlined more than ten potential crimes that trump had committed in those weren't related to Russia. They were related to his business. Trump is under immense scrutiny. In we'll be once. He Leaves Office into avoid that legal scrutiny. He has to stay in power. Trump needs to remain president and so with the corona virus erupting throughout the country in his electoral prospects. Tumbling trump is gonNA try to do anything to stay in office in Twenty Sixteen. He was willing to work with the Russians to win. He assure willing to do that again. And now he has a compliant intelligence community. That's not going to stand up to him but he also has the Justice Department and that's what we wearing today. We sort of knew it already but bars decision willingness to subvert the rule of law pervert justice to help his dear leader. Donald trump means at bar will be willing to do whatever trump wants. This is the most important election of our lifetimes. Our democracy is at stake in. Unfortunately we were reminded of that today. The asset is a production of the Center for American progress. Action Fund protect the investigation and district productive. 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"flynn" Discussed on The Asset
"Two days after the election. When trump came to the Oval Office Obama himself personally warned trump against hiring. Flynn had the opportunity to have the next conversation with president elect trump it was wide ranging. We talked about some of the organizational issues in setting up White House. Well thank you very much. This was a meeting that was going to last for maybe ten fifteen minutes and they're just going to get to know each other. We had never met each other. We really we discussed a lot of different situation. Some wonderful in some difficulties in we now know from the Miller report that Flynn was already being investigated by the F. B. I. Forest context with Russia. My guess is the intelligence community. Likely had an aneurysm back in December. Twenty fifteen when they saw former head of a US intelligence agency sitting next of ladder poon at the RT gala. Sitting there like his trophy. They wouldn't have been cool with that in probably start investigation afterwards. Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Who was running trump's transition team and not one with the cleanest record even worn trump about hiring flynn yet trump hired him anyway in. Christie was removed from the transition team on December. Twenty ninth though Bama Administration announced it was sanctioning nine Russian individuals and entities evicting thirty five Russians here in an official capacity in the United States in seizing to Russian government owned compounds in the US. This was done explicitly in response to Russia's interference in the election. Now along those actions but we've already been talking about our sanctions against nine entities and individuals including officials from the Russian intelligence services also from the FSBA which is What the KGB To Russian intelligence services for individual officers of Russian intelligence three companies that provided material support to those cyber operations Also the secretary of the Treasury is designating two Russian individuals for using cyber enabled means To 'cause misappropriation of funds and personally identifying information after this announcement the Russians frantically sought to get in touch with Flynn embassador. Kislyak texted him in. Flynn missed the call from the Russian Embassy. The morning of the twenty ninth. Flynn was on a beach in the Dominican Republic. The sanctions caused a flurry of activity amongst the transition team. Many of whom were at mar-a-lago Katie McFarland. A former Fox News commentator and at this point was designated as Deputy National Security Adviser. Flynn's number two began shooting off emails to transition officials. Flynn wrote to a transition official quote. Tit for tat with Russia. Not Good Ambassador reaching out to me today. Mcfarland and Steve Bannon discussed the sanctions in Bannon. Worried that if the Russians escalated it would make it harder for the trump team to improve relations with Russia. Mcfarland then called Flynn before she was set to brief trump macfarlane then briefed trump with all the other senior members of the Transition Team on what Flynn was going to say Flynn than had the call. You know what's so odd about this process actually nothing? This looks like a fairly normal policy process. Flynn wasn't just shooting from the HIP Flynn had coordinated what he was going to say on sanctions with the transition team. Trump had been briefed. Flynn even told malware that he chose not to call Kislyak in talk sanctions until he heard back from mar-a-lago this looks pretty normal policy coordination. Something that has been kind of rare during the trump administration during the call. Flynn according to more requested that Russia not escalate the situation in avoid getting into a quote for tat he asked that Russia only respond in a reciprocal manner the next day. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia would respond. But just two hours later Vladimir Putin said Russia would not take action that they would not retaliate. So WanNa get to this Response from President Putin because he has just announced deciding not to expel diplomats and in fact in the statement he released he goes on to invite all American children of US diplomats in Russia to New Year and Christmas tree celebrations. In the Kremlin in the State Department. We were stunned. Putin not retaliate. That's his Mo trump even tweeted quote. Great Move On delay by V Putin a New Year's Eve Kislyak wrote to Flynn telling him that his requests that Russia not retaliate had been received at the highest levels and that his request was why Russia was not responding. Flynn in McFarland exchanged verbal. Hi FIS in. Flynn believed his call had made the difference but on January Twelfth The Washington Post David Ignatius well sourced in the intelligence world. Wrote About Flynn's calls with Kislyak Flynn than apparently told Vice President Pence in incoming chief of staff priebus that he didn't talk about sanctions pence then went on face the nation and said just to button up one question did any advisor or anybody in the trump campaign. Have any contact with the Russians. Who were trying to meddle in the election. Of course not and I think I think to suggest that is to give give credence to some of these. These bizarre rumors swirled around the candidacy. And I talked to General Flynn about that. That conversation actually was initiated when On Christmas Day he sent a text to the Russian ambassador to express Not only Christmas wishes but Sympathy for the loss of life in the airline crash that took place. It was strictly coincidental that they had a conversation. They did not discuss anything having to do with The United States decision to expel diplomats or or impose a censure against rush on January twenty fourth literally his second workday is National Security Advisor. Flynn was by the FBI by Peter. Struck who Republicans would later try to tar for his text messages in their Flynn. Lie to the. Fbi Flynn's conversation with the FBI raised concerns in the Justice Department. The Acting Attorney General. Sally Yates met the White House counsel Don mcgann to say that flint statements were not true and that he could be compromised by the Russians. Here's Yates describing it at a Senate hearing in. May twenty seventeen I had to in-person meetings and one phone call with the White House counsel about Mr Flint. The first meeting occurred on January. Twenty six call Don mcgann first thing that morning and told him that. I had a very sensitive matter that I needed to discuss with him. That I couldn't talk about it on the phone and that I needed to come see him. We weren't the only ones that knew all of this that the Russians also knew about what General Flynn had done and the Russians also knew the General Flynn had misled the vice president and others because in the media council it was clear from the vice president and others that they were repeating what General. Flynn had told them that. This was a problem because not only do we believe that the Russians knew this but that they likely had proof of this information on January twenty seventh the day after Sally Yates Call Don. Mcgann trump decided to call. Komi in invite him over for dinner. Qomi said sure and showed up but when Komi showed up he was shocked it was just him in trump. Just him in the president for dinner and at this dinner trump press Komi for loyalty saying quote. I need loyalty. I expect loyalty in. Komi squirmed responding. You will always get honesty for me eventually. Vice President Pence Rent Priebus and Don mcgann. According to Bob Woodward's book fear went to the situation room to read the transcripts of the call in there. They saw that. Flynn did indeed talk about sanctions in. They determined that he had to go for lying to the vice president for wying about a conversation he coordinated with mar-a-lago on February ninth. The Washington Post reported that Flynn did indeed talk about sanctions and so a few days later on February thirteenth. Flynn was told by previous that. He had to resign the president's National Security Adviser General Michael. Flynn suddenly resigned late last night. This follows questions about his conversations with Russian officials during the presidential transition general. Flynn admitted. He didn't tell Vice. President Mike Pence and other officials everything about those discussions. He is the shortest serving national security adviser now in modern history. There's a lot to unpack here. Trump was clearly really nervous about Flynn being prosecuted and it seems really nervous about what Flynn would tell Komi in. He seemed to think if Flynn stood strong. And Komi took it easy. This would all go away while that is clear. I have to say over the last two plus years. I've thought a lot about this chain of events and I don't quite get.
"flynn" Discussed on The Asset
"On December. Tenth Twenty Fifteen Russia's state news channel. Rt had a gala to celebrate its tenth anniversary. Rt had been created ten years ago to be the Russian CNN. But this wasn't just a news network when intelligence community released its report on Russian interference just a year after this gala it would label rt as a key pillar in Russian influence efforts and shortly thereafter the US government would take the usual step of requiring archie employees to register with the Department of Justice. See to the US government. They weren't journalists. They were foreign agents in at its tenth anniversary gala. In Twenty fifteen there were lots of important Russian figures in attendance. It was a. Who's who crowd miquel broker? Who owns the Nets Victor Vessel Berg? In of course Vladimir Putin himself one person not able to attend was Julian assange factor of wikileaks. Who used to have his own show on RT? He was holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy. But he was able to appear via satellite and even hosted one of the panels but as Russia's elite sat at the outer tables the central table. The table where Vladimir Putin was sitting. How Desire Hodgepodge of foreigners mostly politicians there was a deputy prime minister of the Czech Republic. Who once claimed that Ukraine didn't want to be part of the E U? There was a former member of the German parliament known for his outspoken criticism of American foreign policy. There was a Bosnian film director. And his wife. Who were big supporters of the Kremlin? There are also Putin's top aides at the table. His chief of staff his deputy chief of staff who according to the January six twenty seventeen intelligence community report oversaw. The Russian government's propaganda and there was Putin's top aide Dmitry Peskov but also at the table were two Americans sitting next to Peskov. Was Jill Stein. The Green Party candidate for president in frequent commentator on rt in across the table from her sitting right next of Ladimir Putin himself was retired. General and trump's future national security adviser. Michael Flynn the story of how Michael Flynn got to that gala in Moscow is important. Michael Flynn excelled serving in Iraq and Afghanistan as an intelligence officer he specialized in finding and fixing targets. He was also a bit of a contrarian willing to go to blows with the rest of the intelligence community when he felt like they were getting things wrong. His service in Iraq and Afghanistan got him promoted in the Obama Administration to Lieutenant General in a job as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency the DIA. Which is the Pentagon's intelligence service for all his talents in the field. Though Flynn was at sea in Washington it was a Pentagon job it was a Washington Job. It was in just about finding and fixing targets. It wasn't operational. It was analytical in Flynn's tenure was chaotic his contrarian nature and often loose relationship with data went his staff to develop the derisive phrase Flynn facts. In Flint's contrarian streak continued as a military officer coming into his own after nine eleven counterterrorism was Flynn's focus in as DIA head. He seemed to see Russia as a potential ally. So in two thousand thirteen justice as the reset with Russia was fraying. Flynn went to Moscow in visited. Gru headquarters the headquarters of Russian military intelligence he became the first US officer to be allowed inside the building and he was greeted very warmly. Stephen Hall CIA's former. Chief of Russia operations told The New Yorker that trying to build inroads with the jar. You seemed quote at best clinging naive because every time we have tried to have some sort of meaningful cooperation with the Russians. It's almost always been manipulated in turn back against us and quote yet just a few months. After Flynn returned from Moscow. He tried to return the favor in invite several senior. Gru officers to the United States but Russia had just annexed Crimea in the director of National Intelligence. James Clapper stopped the trip by April of twenty fourteen. The Dia was fairly chaotic state. In winless told he wouldn't be extended he was effectively fired in. He didn't take it well. Flynn was bitter. Getting pushed out a senior military official at his retirement ceremony told The New Yorker that it was clear he was quote loading up and he was not going to go quietly now. Flint had been in the military since nineteen eighty one when he was twenty three years old in for many military officers. That transition to an unstructured civilian life is difficult. But Flynn went pretty typical route. He started a national security consulting agency with his son in so flynn was looking for clients looking for people companies governments interested in his expertise. Flynn had a lot of money coming in from places like Turkey. More than five hundred thousand dollars in fact he was acting as an unregistered foreign agent of Turkey. He was also hired by a firm seeking to push something called the Mideast Marshall Plan which would involve US Russian nuclear power cooperation in the middle. East Flynn would later push this plan. When he became national security adviser raising huge alarms throughout the National Security Council staff but Flynn was also clearly on Russia's rate arm. He had been to one of their intelligence agency's headquarters and so by December twenty fourteen. Flynn was making semi regular appearances on. Rt I do think that that Russia and the United States have to work together on this and I think that there is an international coalition that needs to be brought together. But I do believe adamant about this that I think that from not only a diplomatically but also militarily Russia and the United States working together and trying to work with the other partners that we all have in this region Ken. Ken For him up with some other solutions even getting paid by Russia at least five thousand dollars per year between the RT gig speaking fees from other kremlin-backed companies he also received forty five thousand dollars to attend the RT gala. Now four former general head of an intelligence agency. You're supposed to report this funding. In fact get permission to take foreign money but Flynn did not in so here. In December Twenty Fifteen Michael Flynn the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency with celebrating the tenth anniversary of Russia's propaganda network and looking like Vladimir Putin's trophy as Putin finished his speech. Flynn leapt up. In gave a Standing Ovation Michigan we months later in late February twenty sixteen as Donald trump suddenly winning primaries in needing to build out a foreign policy team. Michael Flynn's started advising the trump campaign Reuters at the time described. Flynn as quote wanting the United States to work more closely with Russia. I'm Max Bergmann in. This is the asset.
"flynn" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"Stay on top of the content that you need about your own business over at next week. Okay so the DOJ puts out a decision letter. And the decision letter says that that Flynn entered a guilty plea which has since sought to withdraw to single counts of making false statements in January twenty. Four two thousand seventeen interview with investigators of the FBI. This crime however requires statements not be simply falls but materially false with respect to a matter under investigation. That is the law again. It has to be falls with respect to a matter under investigation. The government has determined pursuant to the principles of Federal Prosecution based on extensive review. That continued prosecution of this case of not serve the interest of justice materiality said the said the DOJ is an essential element of the offense materiality moreover requires more than mere relevance or relatedness to the matter being investigated requires probative. Wait whereby the statement is reasonably likely to influence the tribunal in making a determination required to be made. And they're saying that this is not something that happened. They say after a considered review of all the facts and circumstances of this case including new discovery disclosed information appended to the defendants supplemental pleadings and basically only in the last couple of weeks that the government finally turned over to the defense all of these relevant documents. The government has concluded that the interview of Flynn was untethered to an unjustified by the FBI counter intelligence investigation into Mr. Flynn a no longer justifiably predicated at investigation that the FBI had in the bureau's own words prepared to close because because it had yielded an absence of any derogatory information or in early January the FBI had said we're going to close this thing. The government is not persuaded that the January twenty four th two thousand seventeen interview was conducted with legitimate investigative basis and therefore does not believe Mr Flint. Statements were material even if untrue moreover we we do not believe that the government can approve either the relevant false statements or their materiality beyond a reasonable doubt so here is the background as the J. lays it out the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation into Flynn on August sixteenth. Two Thousand Sixteen as part of the larger crossfire hurricane umbrella investigation into the presidential campaign of president trump and its coordination with Russian officials. Code-named crossfire razor. The investigation stated goal was to determine whether Flynn was directed and controlled by end or coordinated activities with the Russian Federation in a manner which is a threat to national security or possible violation of the foreign agents registration act in addition to the predication for opening crossfire hurricane which didn't identify Flynn. The FBI predicated the counterintelligence investigation of unarticulated factual basis that considered three facts flint services foreign policy adviser to the trump campaign is publicly documented connections state affiliated Russian entities. And the fact that he traveled to Russia in December two thousand fifteen now after four months of investigation the FBI came up with nothing and they found. He was no longer a viable candidate. As part of the larger crossfire hurricane umbrella case they prepare to close at the investigation at some point prior to January two thousand seventeen the FBI even crafted a closing communication to affect the termination of the case. The document noted the specific goal and predication for the investigation it laid out the numerous searches of holdings and investigative steps the yielded no derogatory information on. Flynn stated that the investigation had failed to produce any information on which to predicate further investigative efforts in noted. No interview of Flynn was required as part of the case closing procedure and they said the F. B. I. Is closing the investigation before the intended case closing actually affect the FBI learned that Flynn had talked to Kislyak in December two thousand sixteen by this time. Of course Flynn had already been named by trump the incoming national security advisor the FBI had the transcripts with relevant calls believing counterintelligence have flynn was to be closed. The leadership determined to continue its investigation of Flynn on the basis of the calls and considered opening a new criminal investigation based solely on Logan Act. And this is where you get into complete. Bs has not been prosecuted successfully. One hundred years like really. It's never been prosecuted successfully not once on January for two thousand seventeen. Fbi Deputy Assistant Director. Peter Struck learned that the closure had not been timely executed. The counterintelligence investigation into Flynn was formerly still open. Struck immediately relayed the serendipitous Lee. Good news to LISA PAGE SPECIAL COUNSEL TO FBI Director Andrew. Mccabe remarking are utter incompetence? Actually helps us page reacted with surprise. Relief struck instructed agents to keep it open for now at the behest of the seventh floor struck indicated. There was a need to decide what to do with him. Other internal FBI messages from that afternoon. Reflect apparently related conversations about a potential interview as of January fourth. The FBI kept its counterintelligence investigation into Flynn based solely open they solely on his calls with Kislyak on January twelfth. The Washington Post reported communications. Seen Flynn and Kislyak the next day. Sean Spicer spokesperson for the trump transition clarified. The communications had involved only logistics. That seem to contradict the nature of the calls and then vp pens stated in a news interview that Flynn had suggested his conversation with. Kislyak did not relate to sanctions around that time. Fbi Director Comey advised DOJ leadership of its investigation into Flynn and senior officials at the FBI had concerns that the incumbent White House officials descriptions of Flynn's call Kislyak accurate combing took the position the FBI would not notify the incoming trump administration of the Flynn Kislyak Communications. Okay so now what we have. Is They think that Flynn lied. Members of the administration but they have the transcripts of the calls. They know they didn't do anything that actually violated the Logan actor the law. But they're seeing daylight between the trump administration and Flynn and this is when you get into one and get Flynn fired so that we can get him to testify against other members of the trump administration or do we want to catch him in a lie said he's consistent with what he is told other members of the trump administration and then we can catch them in a line. We can threaten him so that he'll turn on members the trump administration that seems to be the logic here deputy Attorney General Sally Gates and other DOJ officials believe the incoming administration should be notified but Qomi said no gates and another senior official became frustrated when combs justification for withholding the information from the trump administration repeatedly morphed vacillating from potential compromise counterintelligence investigation so the protection of purport purported criminal investigation the deputy attorney general deny director of Central Intelligence Agency all agreed the FDA should notified the incoming trump administration of what it actually been said on the calls. Me Refuse to brief the White House because Komi apparently was thoroughly convinced that the Russians were playing the trump administration and he didn't want to tip them off to the fact that investigation was going on. The Coleman should have been fired four. This is ridiculous. Stuff gyms coming who's busy posturing presumably in the woods right now. Matters came to a head twenty four to two thousand seventeen this all the letter morning. Yates contacted directly to man the FBI notify the White House of the communication. So Yates has been sort of dragged through the mud by the trump administration to a certain extent gates actually wanted the FBI notify the White House. Director Comey didn't return the call. When combing called her back later that day he advised her. Fbi agents were already on their way to the White House interview. Flynn Yates was flabbergasted and dumbfounded other senior. Doj officials hit the roof upon learning of that development saying an interview of Flint should have been coordinated with the DOJ in fact senior officials at the FBI had been engaged in discussions of how to approach Flynn and whom to notify January. Twenty thousand seventeen struck proposed to bill priest at the FBI counterintelligence chief that Flynn should be given a defensive briefing about an investigation under the crossfire. Hurricane umbrella or alternatively interview under light defensive briefing pretext struck noted that the G. O. J. might direct us to inform vice president or somebody else and they didn't want to do that and they wouldn't explain why they didn't want to tell the trump administration on January twenty seconds if an FBI attorney emailed struck and page that. If we usually tell the White House I think we ought to do what we normally do. Though the official noted that could be told not to debrief for interview. Flynn in advance of the interview. Komi determined they would go interview. Flynn the following day without notifying either the DOJ or the White House in a December two thousand eighteen interview. He said that this was something we probably wouldn't have done or gotten away with no more organized administration k then messages between struck and page indicated that precept had conducted several conversations. Danny McCabe because he wanted to know why we had to go aggressively doing these things openly on the morning of January twenty fourth follow. What MESSAGES BETWEEN STRUCK? In page indicated the precept brought it up again in front of Kami and McCabe was frustrated and cut him off any events. Mccabe called Flint. Who arranged the interview? He explained the recent media statements about his contacts with Kislyak Meriden to sit down and they said that they wanted to do this quickly. Quietly discreetly as possible. Flynn was unguarded in the interview. He viewed the agents allies when interviewing flint struck. The other agent didn't show him the transcripts of the calls nor did the agents give it any point warnings that making false statements would be a crime normally in these sorts of situations. You want to give the person fair warning thereabouts ally specifically because you already know that they have lied in the past. So you sort of want to put that out there. They didn't want to do that. The basic idea here was that they were going to essentially catch flynn out and then they were going to use him. According to the FBI agents recollections when act asked Lynn recalled any conversation in which he encouraged Kislyak not to escalate the situation in response to American sanctions. Flynn responded uncertainly stating not really. I don't remember it wasn't don't do anything. Flynn also stated although it was possible he didn't recall any conversation in which the ambassador stated that Russia would moderate. Its response to Flynn's request. Meanwhile when asked if you recall the asking countries to take certain actions on that UN vote on Israeli Settlements Flint explained the conversations. Were along the lines of where you stand. What's your position after the interview? The FBI agents expressed uncertainty as to whether Flint had actually lied. Fbi agents reported to their leadership that Flynn exhibited very sure demeanor and didn't give any indicators of deception both of the agents had the impression Flynn wasn't lying or didn't think he was lying when he was asked. Do you believe Flynn lied. Qomi said I don't know I think there's an argument humidity light. It's close one on November. Thirtieth two thousand seventeen. The special counsel's office filed a Criminal Information. Against Flynn charging him with that. Single counts of making false statements. Flynn pled guilty to the offense. He so the the question as to law is whether there is materiality here they say that it is not just that you have to tell why you have to show that there was materiality to the underlying investigation in the case of Mr. Flynn says the DOJ the evidence shows his statements were not material to any viable counterintelligence investigation or any investigation for that matter initiated by the FBI the FBI had recognized lacked sufficient basis to sustain is initial counter intelligence investigation. They found no derogatory information on. Flynn the communications in Flint and Kislyak did not warrant either continuing that existing counterintelligence investigation or opening a new criminal investigation. The calls were entirely appropriate on their face. Flynn never disputed. The calls were made indeed. Flynn is former director of Defense. Intelligence Agency would have readily expected the FBI had known of the calls in the words of one senior DOJ official. It seemed logical there. Maybe some communication between an incoming administration and their foreign partners and there was nothing said on the cost indicate anything inappropriate going on also the FBI knew the contents of the calls with no dispute as to what was said. There was no factual basis for the predication of a new counterintelligence investigation. And they didn't open a criminal investigation. Based on Flynn's calls with Kislyak predicated on the Logan Act in fact they never attempted to open a Logan Act. Investigation on these grounds Flynn's communications implicated. No crime is so they decided they were going to let this thing. Go and the reason they're gonNa let this go is because again. There was really no criminal activity here. This has set off an absolute firestorm. The here is that Flynn presumably. Should have been prosecuted because it's unusual for the DOJ after a guilty plea to actually just released the person we'll get to that in just one second. 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"flynn" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"I was in the courthouse last hour with the judge Sullivan, basically said that he was disgusted by Michael crimes. He said that he had to stain for Flynn Flynn said that he knew that it was illegal to light of the FBI, and he was ready to accept responsibility this before agreeing to delay obsessing, given that are you gonna position. Our would you like to revisit your comments earlier today that the FBI ambushed? No, I we still firmly believe look the things that may have taken place again that's for the judge to make that determination. Whether he engaged in something inappropriate. What we do know that was inappropriate by own self admits of James Komi is that the FBI broke standard protocol in the way that they came in an ambush enroll Flynn. Joining me now for federal prosecutor in the southern district of New York, and our MSNBC legal annals me Rocca, and Harry Littman who served as both deputy assistant attorney general at the OJ and the US attorney for the western district of Pennsylvania. What a wild scene in that courtroom today. I mean, just giving your impressions of how abnormally was that? In terms of its departure from the script people thought they were going into this abnormal. But I also want to push back on this idea that seems to be out there a little bit of this rogue judge because frankly, I think that today was a really good day for the Justice system. And this judge really did his job, right? As a former prosecutor, I can empathize a little bit that the prosecutors might have been frustrated today because they went in there with a plan, and it didn't go according to plan. I'm sure Flynn, and his lawyers very frustrated, and we can talk about why. But the judge has a job in his job is to independently evaluate everything what the government wants what the defense wants in everything that he is seeing. Which is much more than what we're seeing. And I can understand how based on all that. Even not knowing all the details. He said this is too serious. You have betrayed your country. And you know, he wasn't prepared to give him no jail time. So then what he says Meg of her to give you know jail time than recesses races. Like, look, this is serious. I know you guys have come together and the prosecution says no jail time, and you don't want any jail time. But this is serious. What you did? He recesses any comes back. Do you want to consider postponement? And the idea is you're not completely done cooperating is the inducement there, Harry that if you get all the way through and you give them everything maybe you still have no jail time at the end of it. Well, that's certainly inducement. I actually think he is pretty much done cooperating. There had been four different postponements Muller. Senate his memo he substantially done cooperate. But I think what he was saying is would take a deep breath and comeback another day when this is all sort of input behind you. And they were very quick to accept it. Also. After the post. Sorry, just the meaning this kind of playing both sides stunt lawyers tried to poll precisely and that and tried to pull his exactly what. In fact, they they fell on their sword after they were very quick to say this wasn't Flynn's idea. It was ours. It was basically stupid, which which it clearly was and they had tried to kind of harness the talking points that Trump and others at us Sullivan does have a reputation for sometimes being tough this way on the government. They thought maybe we can we maybe we can get a little bit of this action. And they got the brushback pitch. They never expect. Yeah. I mean, this is the present today tweeting good luck today in court, General, Michael Flynn. We'll be interesting to see what he has to say. Despite tremendous pressure being put on him about Russian collusion. Eric great. And now the highly successful political Kim beam there was no capital collusion. Well, I think he was hoping would go in there and say something about the corrupt FBI. I mean, there was a right wing conspiracy theory that this whole thing everything was going to fall apart today..
"flynn" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"They could could not afford to hold onto and during the prior months to these conversations hidden negotiating with the Chinese and with other investors to bail him out of this. He has said and he told this to. Congress that when he met with the Russians he didn't speak with them about investments after he talked congress. He came out and gave a press statement a fairly lengthy one in which he actually didn't detail all of his intersections with Kislyak, but reaffirmed I didn't talk about business. I didn't talk about money that was before Michael Flynn began cooperating Michael Flynn has cooperated extensively. If what he is said runs contra to what Jared Kushner has said. And if what he is said is backed up by documents Robert Muller's team has acquired or electron IX for Valence they've been gauged in when they were surveilling Flynn, which they know they were doing for a period of time that could come back to haunt Kushner legally, Tim you bring up point about this sort of the way in which Jared Kushner senior member of the administration, it was open to compromise by a variety of foreign interest. And congressman you just mentioned that as a kind of theme here that may expand out past the Russians and on that I want to want to read you this New York Times story. Which is basically about the fact that. It could be the case that one of those redacted investigations is actually about a Turkish angle to this as Flynn case lines down and investigation of Turkish lobbing persists, which says that a special counsel Robert Muller has referred to the eastern district of Virginia criminal investigation into Turkish influence. What do you make of that? Well, again, it aligns with not only candidate Trump and his family's dealings. Then we saw during the transition a number of meetings that they took that were unusual for a transition team to meet with foreign nationals and foreign dignitaries. But also national security advisor Flynn who was opened for businesses. Well, he had gone over to Russia in two thousand fifteen sat next of Latimer. Putin had these deals that he did not disclose ongoing with Turkey. And so I think that made people qualified to be on the Trump team that they had these other dealings that they too saw American values. Transactional rather than being rooted in democracy and human rights, Tim. This to me is where this is where the sort of rubber hits the road. This is the sort of next moment. Follow the money for interest compromising a candidate and then American president possibly Russia, possibly others. Well, it also. You know, remember that old saying that the fish stinks from the head? For the first half of twenty sixteen. We now know that Trump Michael Conan Felix, cedar. We're trying to get a real estate deal done in Moscow. He was very happy to win. The president himself was very the president the candidates at the time with happy to wear two hats running for office and trying to do business deals on the side. And he's admitted as such we know the Paul Manafort was doing the same thing. That's right. We now know that Michael Flynn was trying to the same thing with the Turkish government all of them were on the mate. And I don't think any of them for most of two thousand sixteen thought Donald Trump was going to get elected. I don't think they thought about the consequences of their actions of the time. Whether it was meeting with Russians saying they had compromise on Hillary Clinton, or whether it was trying to cut side business deals that any of this would come back to haunt them. And be the subject of inquiry from someone is formidable as Robert Muller, congressman Eric swallow. Tim o'brien? Thank you both for joining me tonight. Joining pleasure NS NBC legal analyst me Rocca. Former federal prosecutor in Harry Littmann also. No, former federal prosecutor and former deputy assistant attorney general co authors of the news think piece explaining the Michael cones Trump Tower. Revelation could implicate Trump any bribery scheme involving Russia. Bribery is a word with a very specific Valence a very specific force. And as someone who came up covering Chicago, politics, it's on the scene a thing or two about what's your argument here? Mimi, right? So unlike in Chicago, politics, the bribery here doesn't necessarily involve a bag of cash, right? This is bribery bribery scheme. I think is the way to look at it..
"flynn" Discussed on Left, Right & Center
"Asian i've been talking with rich lowry of national review gene sperling of the obama and clinton administration's and susan hennessy of the law fair block we'll be back with conflicts overseas and elissa rosenberg on matt lauer listening to left right and centre join the conversation on our facebook page or tweet uslrc casey rw stream all episodes of left right and center and other great shows pat casey are wcompodcasts we'd like to thank our sponsor the great courses plus a streaming service for curious inquisitive people learn about anything with unlimited video and audio access to awardwinning professors like cybersecurity expert paul rosen swag scores the surveillance state exploring security and privacy rights in the age of cyber threats right now you can enjoy this and thousands of lectures free for one monththe great courses pluscoml r c that's the great courses pluscoml r c here be monsters the podcast about a bit of heads i told is try to explain this to me that yes scientology's a science and in its exact scientists this use of this device to help you recover actual memories that occurred you millions of years ago you're not being asked to believe those things this isn't it is a science telling you what happened to you in the past find here be monsterskey c r wcompodcasts back again with left right and center i'm your host josh barrow unless does gene sperling of the obama and clinton administration's on the right is rich lowry editor of national review and susan hennessy of the law fair blog is also with us so the flynn plea deal comes at a time of other significant turmoil in and around the white house the president rita tweeted antimuslim propaganda videos from a farright english political activist and action that drew him a rebuke from prime minister theresa may he then basically told her to back off on twitter even got a mild rebuke from neidl farraj the rightwing english political leader who isn't quite as rightwing as this woman jada franson who yousry tweeted he was also rebuked by celebrity apprentice winner piers morgan the.
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"I'm trying to think rich about how we could understand the events of this february in the most exculsion tori way possible to trump because i'm thinking about you know the the vice president goes on television and says that that mike flynn did not discuss sanctions with the russians and what this this plea agreement says is not just that mike flynn did so but that some senior official of the transition directed him to do so so it it weight it can't be the case that mike flynn was out there freelancing didn't tell anybody and that's why my pence didn't know there was more than one person if mike pence really didn't know what was up there is more than one person who kept the the information from and it was mike flynn and some other senior official of the transition it's it seems like and then and then this leads to mike flynn's firing they really it seems like if why did they fire mike flynn if this was no big deal there has to have been some it it feels like they have to have known that they were doing something very wrong given they fired the national security adviser whose very personally close to the president less than a month into the presidency yeah i i don't know again look it's people line washington very often just because this inconvenient and it might be inconvenient just because the next day's headlines would be quite explosive and use don't want to deal with it and at that moment you know russia was a very tender topic as it remains today and mykland just that would have thought i just don't want to deal with the the headline if the the truth comes out so i'm going to try to cover my tracks and lie about war it to an fbi agent right i mean it's really stupid or it could be much worse and this gets to trump and obstruction if it's just like you know he tells colmey oh give mike break because he's a good guy and and what he really thinks is that each she should give mike break because he's a good guy that's obstruction of justice it goes to the.
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"Their salaries i'm so know flynn based on this deal of will face about six months in prison like a ten thousand dollar fine i'm so that suggested that muller is getting substantial cooperation from flynn um and he's really letting him off the hook which which probably indicates that there's somebody higher up on the chain i'm and a lot of information related to somebody higher up on the chain when you're talking about the former national security advisor the group of individuals that might be more attractive to a prosecutor the nut person of special answered about public corruption public integrity typecase at the very very limited group in it's a group that that's got to be pretty close to the president himself should we read anything into the fact that the the whole statement of offence from flynn relates to conduct that occurred after last year's election the conversations but flynn lied to federal investigators about raw about stuff waugh conversations that occurred during the transition after trump had already been elected president it's not about say preelection dealings between the trump campaign and the russian should we should we read it anything into the idea that maybe muller is focused on stuff after the election and is not so focused on possible collusion prior to the election i don't know how much we can read into sort of the scope of mothers inquiry m as opposed to just the scope of what's easily provable against flynn and to the extent that it is focused on that transition period and the period of time in which flynn is in office action that's probably worse news story for the trump administration right you can get away with a whole lot or or with more as sort of a private citizen that you can whenever you're you know a public official requires i public official and so i think to sort of put this stuff in context we really have to take ourselves back to okay what was happening in the end of december 2016 of the obama administration had imposed these sanctions with broad bipartisan support there was actually a lot of criticism from the gop saying that obama hadn't gone far enough in order to to counter essentially future russian interference in our elections and in our allies elections right so this was sort.
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"It was still be a big cut in the corporate rate but apparently not enough for some of my friends i am talking with rich lowry of national review gene sperling of the obama and clinton ministrations abed ahead susan hennessy the law fair blog joins us to talk about mike flynn's plea deal you're listening to left right center what do you think share your thoughts on today's show on our facebook page four tweet us at lrc kcr w and download the casey are w at to listen to left right and centre on demand we'd like to thank our sponsor the great courses plus a streaming service for curious inquisitive people learn about anything with unlimited video and audio access to awardwinning professors like cybersecurity expert paul rosen swag scores the surveillance state exploring security and privacy rights in the age of cyber threats right now you can enjoy this and thousands of lectures free for one monththe great courses pluscoml r c that's the great courses pluscoml r c here be monsters the podcast about ev heads i told his try to explain this to me that yes scientology's of science in edits the exact scientists this use of this device to help you recover actual memories that occurred you millions of years ago you're not being asked to believe those things this is a science telling you what happened to you in the past find here be monsterscasey or wcompodcasts back again with left right and center i'm josh barrow on the left is gene sperling who served in the obama and clinton administration's on the right his rich lowry editor of national review and joining us now is our special guest susan hennessy she's national security fellow at the brookings institution and managing editor of the law fair blog so big news friday morning with former national security advisor mike flynn pleading guilty to one count of lying to federal investigators flynn has admitted that in january he falsely told fbi agents he had not asked russian ambassador sergei kislyak to refrain refrain from escalating in response to new sanctions imposed by the outgoing obama administration he also admitted he lied about calls he had with representatives of countries on the un security council regarding a resolution related to israel flint has said publicly that he is cooperating with moller's probe susan what should we make this plea.
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"Either federal act really isn't enforced and i would kind of be shocked if that's the you know the muller tina's writing this on i would i don't think that's the case um so lots of lawyers right for justice carritti and i've been talking to them morning and abc news also reported this morning that um what flynn intends to tell moeller is that trump he did that's all it trump's direction now on abc's dealing with the point that right now but um it's you know just worth noting um but the folks i talk to this morning think that that but not all about these phone calls like that's just what they have flynn on in terms of lying to the fbi but that's not the central thing that you know muller's after you know the central question of the whole that's the asian isabelle meddling in the election and whatever goal the trump canteen played in that and two thought is that flynn has information on that question and so the second through those also thinking row use de obstruction of justice thinking back to last year so obama warned trump about flynn when he when he was in the transition chris christie who is leading trump's transition team that was also weird time in the world uh he warned trump about flint sally yates warned trump about flint and she got fired and then trump requested that colmey be lenient with flynn and he eventually got fired now that flynn is in muller's pocket i just i i i have this pictured this image of trumped it's being terrified why does this time line of like deep in specifically in the obstruction of justice world why does this time on look so bad for trump well why fbi.
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"Live from the scoreboards force grill is the ninety five the sports hub blood drive now you're johnston and flynn on ninety five force patti 85 sports up ryan johnston mike flynn live from the scoreboard boards warren grill in woburn blood drive going on today for the american red cross got a little over an hour and a half to come down and donate a pint of blood first hundred donors are getting a free basket of wings from our friends here at the scoreboard they are topquality wings as well uh we're talking about this piece dad mike giardi wrote for csn any dot com couple of days ago about jimmy garoppolo and why he still a member of the new england patriots in which he just asked some unnamed scouts front office people a former patriots player who the played on the defensive side of the ball don't know who it is but all a name like what do you think bill season this guy oic why's he still here and the responses were you don't bill obviously thinks he's got the next guy he you know this guy's got all the tools eu's you're going to be able to pick up now whenever brady starts to decline like they're going to be able to plug biscuit annan and keep the machine right on rolling now the the former patriots players said pay you trade to the cleveland browns easily makes them a borderline playoff team feels that strongly about how good this kid can be you brought up the question oh mike and i think it's it's a significant one whether bella checks handling of this is an indication of how long he plans to and i think absolutely it is i think absolutely it is that if bill bellichik were planning on hanging it up in the next few years than i think he says you know what we ride brady into the sunset and then we walk away together and if he's got two years left three years left great will try to win his medical uv rays we doug your ratings done i'm gonna go pop on my boat hopefully by then its name eight rings and we we had often you'll go do some fishing instead he's planning around the future.