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McCabe will defend opening Russia probe in testimony before GOP-controlled Senate panel
"Former FBI Deputy director Andrew McCabe is set to testify on Capitol Hill today in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. It's the fourth part of oversight hearings on Crossfire Hurricane which was the counterintelligence Trump Russia investigation. Senate Judiciary Chair Lindsey Graham and the committee have already heard testimony from former FBI director James Comey, former acting attorney General Sally Yates and former deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Tanya J. Powers. Fox News,
Fired U.S. State Department watchdog tells lawmakers he was impartial
"A former top justice department official defending the Russia investigation during a hearing before lawmakers Senate Republicans begin their investigation into the F. B. I. twenty sixteen Russia probe and the surveillance of a trump campaign aide with the former deputy Attorney General rod Rosenstein with newly declassified records and a watchdog report that found widespread errors in the surveillance warrants Rosenstein said he would not have signed the paperwork if you had known then what he knows today Rosenstein who also appointed special counsel Robert Muller testified the two year probe was not a hoax committee Democrats said the hearing should have focused on policing issues and Kobe
Rosenstein to testify as part of Graham's Russia investigation probe
"Former deputy Attorney General rod Rosenstein of Maryland will testify next week at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the justice department's Russia investigation that come from South Carolina Republican senator Lindsey Graham who chairs the committee Rosenstein's appearance in a week will come at the first federal oversight hearing of the committee's new investigation Rosenstein is a pivotal figure in the Russia probe because he's the one who appointed Robert Muller's special counsel the committee hearings are part of a broader effort by allies of president trump to call into question decisions and actions made during the Russia
Graham calls Rosenstein as first witness in Russia inquiry
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting the Senate Judiciary Committee lines up its first witness as it looks into the Russia probe Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Lindsey Graham says former deputy Attorney General rod Rosenstein will testify on Wednesday as the committee opens an investigation of the FBI's Russia probe Rosenstein is a key figure in may twenty sixteen he appointed Robert Muller's special counsel to investigate potential ties between the trump campaign and Russia Rosenstein also authorized reviewing FBI applications to monitor a former trump campaign adviser Carter page last December the justice department inspector general concluded there were serious mistakes and omissions in F. B. I. applications to monitor page Mike Rossio Washington
Graham calls Rosenstein as first witness in Russia inquiry
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting rod Rosenstein will testify about the Russia probe on Capitol Hill next Wednesday former deputy Attorney General rod Rosenstein will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week as the panel looks into the justice department's Russia investigation senator Lindsey Graham the committee chairman said Thursday Rosenstein will testify about the new revelations contained in a report from justice department inspector general Michael Horowitz the report released in December concluded the Russia investigation opened in July twenty sixteen for a legitimate basis but it also says there were serious mistakes and omissions in F. B. I. applications to monitor a former trump campaign adviser Carter page might cross CO Washington
Rod Rosenstein to testify before Senate panel on Russia probe
"Former deputy Attorney General rod Rosenstein will testify next week before a Senate panel looking into the F. B. I. investigation of the trump campaign Judiciary Committee chairman senator Lindsey Graham says Rosenstein will testify next Wednesday it marks the first public hearing and rams probe of crossfire hurricane the name for the investigation of Russian interference and since disproven allegations of collusion by the trump campaign Rosenstein says he's grateful for a chance to testify about information that's come to light about possible abuses of the FISA warrant process crossfire hurricane has been blasted by the president's supporters as an effort to unseat a duly
AG Barr: Mueller 'Could've Reached a Conclusion' on Obstruction
"Attorney general William bar sitting down with CBS news says the former special counsel, Robert Muller could have and should have reached a decision on obstruction in the two year Russia investigation. But when he didn't make a decision, the deputy attorney general, rod Rosenstein, and I felt it was necessary for us as the head of the department to reach that decision
Rod Rosenstein Bids Farewell to Justice Department
"To the Justice department. Attorney general Jeff Sessions told us follow regular order and ensure the nonpartisan administration of Justice, and that is what we did every day deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein, leaving the department of Justice at a ceremony celebrating his career Rosenstein, speaking with reporters rule of law requires us to ignore partisan politics to tune out the new cycle and base our decisions on credible evidence. Many people have the luxury of dismissing facts that are inconsistent with their pre existing beliefs, but we face the exacting scrutiny of the federal courtroom. And some kind words about Rosenstein from current attorney general William bar, exceptional intelligence sound judgement. Crafted from experience composure, even under the most intense pressure and scrutiny. This is USA radio. News. News
"general rod rosenstein" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"General rod Rosenstein has submitted his lead reverse Ignatius of President Trump. Bob Costantini reports. Oversaw the rubber Muller probe was in and out of President Trump's good graces deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein stepped in when Jeff Sessions recused himself Rosenstein, then decided to appoint Muller as special counsel, infuriating, Mr. Trump. At least as the Muller report has it so long as the president had sections to blast occasionally on Twitter for the recusals Rosenstein job seem to save enough. And now with the Muller probe finished rod Rosenstein who kept things moving forward and even signed off on some warrants figures. It's time to leave. Bob Costantini, Washington. And Trump is suing your Bank in Capital One in tempt to blocking rational subpoenas for his business records wall, which includes his son, Donald junior, and Eric and daughter, Ivanka. Was filed Monday in federal court in Manhattan. President Trump is directing officials to toughen rules for asylum-seekers zero Crawford explains. The White House memo the president proposes several changes in how the cases are handled including charging those applying for humanitarian refuge in the US. The directive also calls for banning anyone who crosses the border illegally. From reportedly obtaining a work permit before relief or protection granted and giving courts. So one hundred eighty day limited Judy claims. President Trump has repeatedly expressed frustration with the nation's immigration system, accusing migration would he's deem legal loopholes. Congress Bustan catch and release. So that illegal border crosses can be quickly and safely returned to their home. Get out get out your Crawford, Washington. Woodstock fifty financial investors points funding from the anniversary events that take place. August sixteenth in Watkins, Glen New York investor cited concerned.
Rod Rosenstein Resigns After Embattled Tenure as Deputy AG
"Deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein who appointed special counsel Robert Muller to investigate Russian interference in the twenty sixteen. Presidential election submitted his resignation letter to the White House, Monday effective may eleventh. You're listening to USA radio news
"general rod rosenstein" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Is this will and and friend will Chamberlain joins us on the line. That will thank you so much for taking the time out of your fantastic. Live periscopes to join us on the show. I appreciate that. I do appreciate the friend qualifier. I think that's important. So I I didn't say we order. It was on in. No particular order. Indeed, indeed will deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein resigned today. You have been across this issue in in quite an impressive way. In in recent months, you were on the one American news network and just lost week. I think talking about the curious way in which attorney general Bill Baath wanted the advances of Moda and Andrew Weissmann in the in the in the middle of the probe. And there's a fantastic piece of analysis that will be going on human events. Don't call when we launched on Wednesday people want to read that will we'll pick it apart. And explain it all to you guys because they're all really a lot of intricate moving positive can quite easily be missed unless you've read the entirety of the Miller report all unless you know, you are studying this thing day in and day out. And that's what will has been doing. So we'll talk to us a little bit about the resignation of Rosenstein what you. Think it means and where goes next because because we had checked Pacifica earlier on in the show, and he was talking about spying in the White House and the FBI and Lisa str- struck in. What's Lisa page in struck and all of that kind of stuff it's so detailed and this so much going on behind the scenes that people don't see and the news networks, even the right wing, news networks and not really covering getting to grips with. So why don't you give us a little bit of information on what you'll saying behind the scenes that? So I think rob Rosenstein made made it clear he wanted to resign a few months ago. But when I'm on that the three has been in the news a lot that Bill bar Astros and seem to stay on to help him with the five investigation, and how the FIS warrant issued against Carter page. So I think the fact that Rosenstein is now resigning demonstrates that bar has what he needs from Rosenstein because when Rosensteins back out in the world is a private citizen. It's not. Simple process to interview him, you know, people in about how there's an inspector general investigation going on into the case and other things the investor investor inspector general rather cannot subpoena. Individuals for not in the department. They can only ask for interviews with people who are still employed. So my basic thesis is the real significance of why the the Rosenstein resignation today is that bar has no more need for him to be there to help him understand what happened over the past couple of years. And what does this mean for ball? Then I mean is he is he really isolated now in that position. Or does this given an opportunity to consolidate the office around where he now wants to gay bars. Been in firm control, the office almost from the moment. He stepped into shoes stepped into the position. I mean just think about it six weeks after he was confirmed. The Muller investigation was over. And it was pretty clear that the department of Justice was suddenly under his. Firm control as opposed to under sections when it seemed like it was almost Thomas agency completely independent from the Trump administration and sometimes hostile to it. So I think I think bars in control, but what Rosen is rising nation means is that bar will now get to a point his deputy. So that will help him further consolidate control over the pardon because he'll be able to confidently delegate certain functions to a handshake deputy knowing that the deputy will not for his intentions. What do you make of the of these sort of situation as Jack Pacific explains it in the there Piz to have been a move by the FBI to even recruit some people from within the the White House of the vice presidents team to help to help spy effectively. Right. I mean that that news itself is shocking. I don't think Rosenstein personally had involvement with that seems like he was made deputy AG early on in the Trump administration. And but doesn't strike me as the person responsible for this spying itself? And that seems like it was Peter Struck in and Lisa page, and you know, flighting maybe Andrew McCabe too. But not all the way up to Rosenstein that what do you think is go ahead? Go ahead. Okay. Well, that's sad. Rosenstein, wasn't really that inclined to investigate that stuff. It seemed as though Rosenstein was perfectly happy to let the Muller investigation continue without any sort of supervision, but very reluctant to do anything to deal with the various scandals that arose out of this pretty clear FBI spying. So what do you think the Trump administration goes from here where does the White House go from here because quite clearly whether it's been hyper intentional semi intentional. I think you can't say because it was unintentional. You had to get the warranty had to do the spying at the reach out to those people. The Jack was talking. Where do you think they go knowing that really they haven't been able to fully trust a lot of the administrative state that they have inherited and they've been around them. They now have the ability that you have a Jeep following there that you have a little bit more semblance of control over that whole process over the departments. But can they trust the people around them now? And what will they be doing for political perspective? Do you think over the next couple of months, the classification of the warrants and all the documentation surrounding them? Or is this the time to draw the line under it because we're heading into an election cycle. I mean, I don't think I don't think they're going to have like discussions about. What is the best political move for the for Trump's campaign? I don't think that's the kind of conversation. Bill bar would be amenable to think Bill bars in Trump's corner. He I think he's still enough of a lawyer in in a 'institutionalised about DOJ that he he would. You know, kind of recoil and any insinuation that. He was going to bring a prosecution for political reasons for start declassify, thanks for political reasons. But isn't this isn't that exactly what Eric Holder used to do didn't Eric hold a described himself as a bama's wingmen? Right. I mean, that's certainly true. And it's I mean when people say in criticize bar for being Trump lackey, it it's really obvious that these same people had nothing to say when cold there was, you know, Obama's wing they had nothing to say when Loretta Lynch had was on the tarmac with Bill Clinton while she was nominally investigating his wife. Right. There's you know, there's all sorts of shenanigans that have already gone on at DOJ. And you know, I mean at the same time. So now, the Democrats issues on the other foot the Democrats control the house and they want to exercise supervision over bar, but they said a lot of precedence that will be easy for exploiting. Will I think as time goes on, and especially every night people are going to get to begin to grips with his Rosenstein issue. So, you know, we'll we'll we'll hear more about it much more about tomorrow. No doubt in the in the weeks and months to come as well when these people have left their positions in the Trump administration for some reason, they they didn't go quietly into the night. I'm sure there's a gal in there somewhere. Rod Rosenstein as well. I wanna pay in in the lost segment that we have here on the show today to do a shameless segment plugging what you and I have been working on for the last couple of months and launches in just two days time, that's human events dot calm. 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"general rod rosenstein" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Attorney general rod Rosenstein has resigned effective may eleventh, but the top official at the Justice department. William bar is threatening to be a no show at a house hearing on the Russia probe findings correspondent maharaja Democrats want to allow for staff members to question. In addition to members will Jerry Nadler's proposing what the committee will actually vote on on Wednesday in advance of this Thursday hearing is allow for committee staff attorneys to engage in half an hour of questioning on both sides. But the attorney general saying, no they're rejecting that approach saying that only members of the committee should be allowed to question Joe, Biden has officially kicked off his presidential campaign at a rally in Pittsburgh. There was relatively little mention of President Trump directly, but a long litany of how corporations are taking advantage of American workers with help of big tax cuts in regulation. Rollbacks Donald Trump is only president is the only. President who's decided not to represent the whole country Biden argues away from the tax regulation cuts. The president continues to focus on his base of supporters who react to comments about migrant caravan invasions gun rights in America. First, we Democrats independents who have to choose hope over fear unity over division. Maybe most importantly truth over lies. Bob Costantini, Washington. And twenty six year old army veteran has been arrested to an undercover sting operation for plans to bomb rally in Los Angeles, l a police chief Michael Moore says Mark Domingo's aiming for mass murder. I'm also thankful today to wrestle easier that this plot was not just interrupted. But we'll bring a man to Justice who've who've tried to inflict such pain and such injury. And such just outright hate here in our communities on Wall Street, the.
"general rod rosenstein" Discussed on 600 WREC
"General rod Rosenstein submits his letter resignation to President Trump January Rosenstein said that he would be residing after the Muller report was released in his resignation letter today, Rosenstein said that department made rapid progress at achieving the administration's law enforcement priorities, turn in general bar. He praised on Rosenstein, saying, quote, rod has been an invaluable partner to be during my return to the department that I have relied heavily on his leadership and judgment over the past several months John Roberts at the White House Rosen signs departure is effective. As of may eleventh. The FBI says it's stopped a plan terror attack aimed at white supremacists in southern California as revenge for the mosque attacks in New Zealand target number one was supposed to be a white nationalist rally that was scheduled for yesterday in Long Beach, south of Los Angeles. The FBI says the suspect twenty six year old Marc Stephen Domingo, not only committed to the attack but picked out the location of the rally where he wanted to bomb to be play. Placed and federal agents say Domingo's one to home supply stores looking for the deadliest material trace Gallagher. Isis leader Abu Bakar daddy has appeared on video with the first time in five years where he acknowledged the terror groups defeat in Syria and talked about the bombings in three Lanka funeral hell today for Laurie K the woman shot and killed at a California synagogue Saturday. Rabbi Israel, Goldstein addressed the family through locked. It's been an amazing journey. This one. Wasn't part of the journey. We weren't expecting this to have witnesses say Lori put herself between the rabbi and the suspect. The rabbi was shot in the hand and has lost a finger nineteen year old John Ernest has been charged with murder. He could also face hate.
"general rod rosenstein" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"I'm Lisa lacerra, Fox News. Deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein submit his letter resignation to President Trump can January Rosenstein said that he would be residing after the Muller report was released in his resignation letter today, Rosenstein said that the department made rapid progress that achieving the administration's law enforcement priorities, turn in general bar. He praised on Rosenstein, saying, quote, rod has been an invaluable partner to be during my return to the department that I have relied heavily on his leadership and judgment over the past several months John Roberts at the White House Rosenstein departure as effective as of may eleventh. The FBI says it's stopped a plan terror attack aimed at white supremacists in southern California as revenge for the Mosca chats in New Zealand target number one was supposed to be a white nationalist rally that was scheduled for yesterday in Long Beach, south of Los Angeles. The FBI says the suspect twenty six year old Marc Stephen Domingo, not only. Committed to the attack but picked out the location of the rally where he wanted to bomb be placed and federal agents say damigella went to home supply stores looking for the deadliest material oxes trace Gallagher. Isis leader Abu Bakar robe-like daddy has appeared on video with the first time in five years where he acknowledged the terror groups defeat in Syria and talked about the bombings in three Lanka funeral hell today for Laurie K the woman shot and killed that California synagogue Saturday. Israel, Goldstein addressed the family through what it's been intimates in Germany. This. Wasn't of the journey. Weren't expecting this. Witnesses say Lori put herself between the rabbi and the suspect rabbi was shot in the hand that has lost a finger nineteen year old John Ernest has been charged with murder. He could also face hate crime charges..
"general rod rosenstein" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"They've arrested Mark Stephen Domingo's an army vet who converted to Islam reportedly planned to attack multiple targets around Los Angeles, targeting Jews, and churches federal already. Say bingo was seeking retribution following tack to mosques in New Zealand last month. He wrote quote, there must be retribution unquote earlier. Mr. Mingo wrote, quote America needs another Vegas event that was L A district. Attorney Nick Hannah the suspect in Saturday's fatal shooting at a southern California synagogue may face a hate crime charge. In addition a homicide charges when he's arraigned later this week the FBI received an alert about social media postings minutes before the attack. John Ernest remains in custody without bail, the shooting on the last day of the Jewish holiday of Passover left a six year old woman dead three others injured, including the congregation's rabbi deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein, resigns the Senate tumultuous two years in which he tried to steady. Iraqi Justice department and its relationship with the White House Rosenstein intended to leave in mid March, but stayed on longer for the completion of special counsel, Robert Muller's Russia investigation. Preliminary hearing has been set for may tenth and the death of J friend, JoAnne Cunningham, mass to be appointed a public defender, while AJ's father, Andrew friend senior is still weighing his options about a dozen community members showed up for the arraignment hearing prosecutors say AJ was forced to take a cold shower and was beaten to death. They say his parents waited three days before reporting that the boy had gone missing his body later found in a shallow grave and a secluded part of Woodstock both parents remained behind bars on a five million dollar bond. They have agreed to let the state's child welfare agency care for their younger, son. Former Indiana Senator in Indianapolis mayor Richard Lugar has died at the age of eighty seven Bill Cameron reports on his ties to Chicago Luger's. Chicago connection was Barack Obama. When Obama became a Senator Lugar became his mentor on nuclear disarmament. I'll always be thankful for taking me a new junior Senator under his wing, including travels together to review some his. Visionary work, the destruction of Cold War arsenals in the former Soviet Union something that doesn't get a lot of public notice. But was absolutely critical to making us safer in the wake of the Cold War, then as president of thought so much of Liger as a foreign policy statesman. He stirred the medal.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein resigns, effective May 11
"Here, rod Rosenstein, has w Turney rod Rosenstein is resigning has resigned. He has his submitted his resignation letter to the White House is effective may eleventh as soon as we get more information on this. We will give you the the date on that. But again, rod Rosenstein, deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein has put in his resignation
Mueller report recounts 10 'episodes' involving Trump and questions of obstruction
"Special counsel Robert Muller's report into Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen presidential campaign is now in the hands of congress and the American public. But while the investigation is over the nearly four hundred fifty page report is creating more questions. Bob Costantini reports from the White House attorney general bars statement based on the molar report out that while it was quite clear. Russia's internet research agency, affiliated with the Putin government trying to influence the campaign in favor of Donald Trump. Indeed as the report states, quote, the investigation did not identify evidence that any US person knowingly or intentionally coordinated with the IRA's interference operation, unquote. Put another way the special counsel found. No collusion. The report itself suggest the June two thousand sixteen meeting at Trump Tower arranged by Donald from junior with Russians claiming to have dirt on Hillary Clinton was one of many contacts studied under what's commonly referred to as collusion. Otherwise, quote, the Russian contacts consisted of business. Actions offers of assistance to the campaign invitations for candidate Trump and Putin to meet in person invitations for campaign officials and representatives of the Russian government to meet and policy positions seeking improved US Russian relations in quote, President Trump's initial public reaction was breath during an event hosting wounded warriors here and they're having a good day. I'm having to do it was called, no collusion. No obstruction. The attorney general Robert Muller handed off the idea of whether the president or someone close to him tried to obstruct Justice in the Russia investigation after finding ten potential episodes. Although the deputy attorney general disagreed with some of the special counsels legal theories and felt that some of the episodes examined did not amount to obstruction as a matter of law. We did not realize solely on that. In making our decision. Democrats on Capitol Hill will certainly try to look at those episodes further including the firing of James Comey and some of the president's tweets urging potential witnesses to not rat on him related to the obstruction of Justice aspect of the Muller reports bar over this bit of empathy for President Trump. There is substantial evidence to show that the president was frustrated and angered by his sincere belief that the investigation was undermining his presidency propelled by his political opponents and fuelled by illegal leaks. Robert Mueller lifted up. Bar deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein to look into whether the president or someone close to him could have engaged in obstruction of Justice. They decided no among the obstruction of Justice lines of inquiry Muller mentioned in the report are the firing of James Comey attempts to influence witnesses and the president's order to White House counsel dumb again that he tell deputy AG rod Rosenstein, the fire Muller Mcgann who spoke with the team for as much as thirty hours apparently refused to do. So in an effort to save the president from an appearance of structure of Justice add to that the alleged efforts by the president ticket. Michael Cohen to stay loyal once Cohen head criminal legal problems in New York Muller ends with a hint for congress to decide if it should charge the president with obstruction on the way tomorrow Lago. President Trump tweeted from Air Force One I had the right to end the whole witch hunt. If I wanted I have fired everyone, including Muller if I wanted I chose not to I had the right to use executive privilege. I didn't however the report makes a point of comment regarding obstruction. The president's to influence the investigation were mostly unsuccessful. But that is largely because the persons who surrounded the president declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests. And now it's up to congress to take the next step. Linda Kenyon, has the view from Capitol Hill. Michael if you thought it was over thank again special counsel made clear that he did not exonerate the president, and the responsibility now falls to congress told the president accountable for his actions. That's Representative Jerrold Nadler, the powerful chairman of the House Judiciary committee. He's leading one of the many investigations that will continue in the wake of the mullahs report. A report that found no collusion, but did not absolve President Trump of obstruction of Justice attorney general William bar who presented the report at a news conference was roundly criticized by many Democrats, including Nadler who said bar was far from Jek give bars words and actions suggest he has been disingenuous and misleading in saying the president is clear of wrongdoing. Nadler says the redacted Muller report is clear the President Trump. Committed multiple misdeeds report outlines disturbing evidence that President Trump engaged in obstruction of Justice and other misconduct. Senator Richard Blumenthal. A member of the Senate Judiciary committee says the misconduct on the part of the president is stunning. But that's only part of the story. Details in this report about the Russian attack on our democracy are truly chilling also calls into question, the objectivity of the attorney general Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, one of the only Republicans to make any public comment on the release of the mullahs report depicted, the attorney general the special counsel, and the deputy attorney general as beyond reproach all three of them about as close to a-political as you can imagine strong disagreement from Adam Schiff, the chairman of the house intelligence committee. Attorney general did a grave disservice to the country by misrepresenting significant parts of the mullahs report and shift says the attorney general also blast over the actions of the president of the United States there. Unquestionably
"general rod rosenstein" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"So yeah, does does that fall under the because I think you have to consider I would say it would make sense that an inspector general what have access to a special counsel and their team? Because wrongdoing. Fraud or or any wrongdoing. I guess could happen. They are human. They're not above the law either. Right. So I'm just I'm just wondering out loud here. But I don't expect anything new. In terms of the vents between now and next week. What was interesting also is that the deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein was standing behind the attorney general yesterday during his statement. And while he took questions one of the headlines came out one of the liberal publications. Right Rosenstein, was dead pen during the entire vent and Twitter. Immediately took notice. Really? That's what you got the guy had a blank face. And that's what you got out of that. Let's hear from Sarah Huckabee Huckabee Sanders from yesterday to sad day in America. When Democrats members of the liberal media are sad that it didn't happen to me. That's the most mind blowing thing of this that they would actually want someone from their own country to have worked with a foreign government to take down the president and interfere with the election. The president's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani yesterday. The president has just been just terminate the whole issue of collusion with the Russians both for him. His campaign anyone in his campaign, even even collusion with releasing the information or conspiracy or cooperation is completely untrue. Yeah. It is again the rest of what happens over the the rest of the energy will depend on. What happens where do they go from here? You could see Muller. I guess responding to an invitation I'm guessing Muller doesn't wanna be up. There Muller does not want to sit in front of them. They didn't subpoena him. They invited him. So or he may want to come out and defend himself after any any backlash, but he's not getting backlash from the left. He's only getting from the right? So I won't make a prediction. But, but I think there's there's certainly some logic to the idea that he would not want to respond. My job is done here. And I've issued my report to the Justice department. I've served my role. There's nothing else to discuss because I can't answer anything outside of the report. They redacted report that has been issued. Close can they subpoena him or can they only subpoena bars? Pena bar? You know, a question. I don't know. I don't. Yeah. Everybody calls this the mall report. It may have been I don't know if Mollie Hemingway or trussell or somebody else pointed out yesterday, this isn't the mullahs report. This is a Justice department report. Right. And bar has the final say. It is, you know, essentially, when we talk about the fact that the majority of Americans don't know about the three branches of government study that came out today don't know of clue at anything probably. They're Americans have no idea that the Justice department is over. Was over the mother of again with they don't even know how the infrastructure works. So that's why they can sit there and scream. Bars. They're on the way that works. Yeah. I don't know what else to say eight six six ninety redeye. What's the difference between standard number two diesel and premium fuel Ron Jessen is director of product management for cynics. The makers of Roadmaster XL premium diesel fuel, and he fills us in.
"general rod rosenstein" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Corporations didn't seem to be a the the big thing. There Wall Street Journal did an interview with deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein, who defended the Justice Department's and Ling of the special counsel. Still secret report saying that William bar is being as forthcoming as he can about the process for redacting and releasing the four hundred page document in his first interview since the conclusion of the special counsel's investigation, Mr. Rosenstein, beat back suggestions at Mr. bar, this directly from Wall Street Journal is trying to mislead the public by releasing only four page summary of Robert Muller's investigation attorney general in that letter said that Muller, profound, President Trump and his campaign did not conspire with a Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election, but reached no conclusion about whether the president obstructed Justice with the absence of recommendation mister Barone, Mr. Rosenstein, determine Mr. Trump's actions were not criminal criminal democr-. That's demanded access to the full report, which Mr. bar said he would release likely next week after blacking out portions for sensitive information, Mr. Rosenstein, instead said he's being as forthcoming as he can. And this notion that he's trying to mislead people I think is just completely bazaar. Mr. bar is under intense pressure to quickly produce the edited report amid concerns from Democrats at the attorney general longtime advocate of the executive branch authority is seeking to protect the president from politically damaging information. The report may contain their worries were heightened after reports at some investigators on Mr. Muller's team had told associates in recent days, they believe the report is more critical of Mr. Trump on the obstruction issue, Mr. bar indicated in his summary. Mr. Rosenstein, would not say why Mr. Muller rendered, no conclusion on that critical question. It would be one thing. If you put out a letter and said, I'm not going to give you the report, Mr. Rosenstein, stead said what he said is look it's gonna take a while to process a report. In the meantime, people really want to know, what's in it. I'm going to give you the top line conclusions. That's all he was trying to do. That's the other point that we brought up yesterday then the bars trying to explain I didn't give summer I give a conclusion. Right. And the Democrats keep calling his summary notes conclusion. And the Justice department keeps saying it's a conclusion not a summary. And so I, you know, I you I we said this earlier this week that we believe in this before bars testimony, we believe that he was being attacked not because of the four page letter. But because they are well aware of what is happening. They are well aware he will be attorney general. When the report comes down. 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So I want the truth you want the truth. Our listeners you want the truth wanna know the truth about what's going on in government laws were broken. We wanna know this thing has gone on for two and a half years. We knew there was no evidence. There was no stated evidence ever of a specific act of collusion with the Russians. It was always broad generality. And we said how did that? That happen. How did how did that come about? We know now because of the dossier. We know how they were trying to spread it from the intelligence agencies through the FBI do the Pentagon. Do the intelligence services through Obama opening up the lines of communications and making it easier to communicate top secret information throughout the intelligence agencies and make it available because they wanted all this stuff to leak. They wanted the rumors to leak. I think the American people should know how that will happen. The Democrats don't that's the difference. We have always wanted full transparency. The Democrats do not want full transparency. They have always tried to do anything. They possibly can including Adam Schiff to hide what the actual truth is. Yeah, I think that it it. You don't have to again, put very much into it at all. It doesn't require a ton of critical thinking just a question of yourself. Do you really want to know the facts? Look if you hate Trump, you're never gonna vote for Trump. You want him out of office. Okay. I get it. But do you really want to know the facts of what people in the government are capable of doing keep in mind of the age. We live in today. If they're willing to do this for or to someone at this level. Then if anybody does not play along nicely or for whatever reason. They decide they can do this to others. When the next time, it could be somebody, you support somebody, you know, or you. And that's the concern. We absolutely have to purge. The system of these kind of people who will operate this way and have no no respect for the law, and or the or the process, they don't look look at it. If you're politically driven, and and you believe, you know, lying is okay. Or you believe. Any of that that goes along with the the political side of the election process, or you know, the the the building of support or the attacks. All right, fine. This is something very different because it had the potential. To put people in prison. Bring down people who were guilty of. Nothing. And if you've ever seen I mean, look at at I don't know the modern movies, I'd say modern anything from the civil rights era up till today. The all the movies about injustices and everything else and all the true stories. We know about true injustices. What does that what does that render such an emotion out of it? Because we understand the wrongdoing there. Nobody has to take the blame for what a Peter Struck or a Brennan or anybody else who might have committed a crime here. Nobody has to take note asked to own any of them the media does. But if you're not the media, you don't. I think one of the most important things in the the the my biggest fear is not just what happens in politics because we know corruptions part of in politics is part of it. It is the acceptance of a significant portion of the population that now accepts it. It is what we saw in Cavanaugh where the Democrats, and we're talking rank and file not just the politicians, but the mainstream of the democrat party didn't care about due process did not care about a presumption of innocence said absolutely believed the accuser until the accuser goes after one of there's and then no longer. Do you believe the accuser anymore? It really doesn't matter. It's just the man being the way the man wants to be it's about a political party that does not believe in the first amendment anymore. Only people that believe the way that we believe should be able to speak. It's about stifling free speech on college campuses, which has become mainstream now in in the. The democrat party. It's about the the the rejection of of freedom of religion in the first amendment that now Democrats will proudly state that they are against freedom of religion by the actions that they take in many different cases of two different cases in the last couple of weeks as simply as Chick-fil-A at at at at airports where they object to freedom of religion only believe in freedom of religion. If it's what they believe. It's if it's what somebody else believes will then no they should be punished or they should be kicked out of the public square for that. We've seen it with the non belief in the the second amendment of the United States. We've talked about the fact that it is the democrat party that is now promoting against what is part of the core of the United States of America in our constitution. Russian, which is to protect the minority from the tyranny of the majority they are against the electoral college, they are against having a Senate. They don't care about individual rights. They only care about individual rights if it fits what they believe. It's interesting because when Donald Trump became president. We started hearing the Edward the fascist word. A we saw the beginning of Antigua which claimed to be antifascist, but is actually fascist everything that I just laid out right here is the fascist mindset. It doesn't just exist in a few leaders of the democrat party. It is now the core of the democrat party. And it's now become part of the core of the people that vote democrat. That's the danger. That's the danger when people believe that they should be able to control your life. Our concept really is pretty simple. You know, we've talked about it, and I can state. What I want in in non-political terms. I want to be left alone. Yeah. If you want if you want to simplify my belief get rid of all the political mumbo jumbo all the political phrases out there late mail on. Well, and that's that's it. Right. Don't tell me what I have to do what I have to eat. How I have to talk. Don't tell me that. I can't offend you..
Political fight over Mueller report intensifies
"Meanwhile, the escalating political battle over the report centers on reductions, which lawyerly editing process, Mr. bars redacting at least four categories of information before issuing it to congress and the public Devlin Barrett who covers the Justice department and the F B I at the Washington Post says the fight over blackout boxes is likely to lead to months of battles between congress and the Justice department. Devon, what's up here? The attorney general is is looking at a number of different types of material that we would be redacted and what I try to describe in the piece was just how some of those categories are fairly flexible, particularly the grand jury material category. And we really don't know how he's going to. Decide those reductions, but because this is such a politically charged issue. It's just an incredibly tense and people are already accusing him of acting in bad faith before they even see what he's done. He's working with Robert Muller on this. Correct. That's right. And he's working with Robert Muller, and he's working with deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein, who's been supervising this this investigation from the beginning. All right. So I mean, this thing could come out and be virtually three hundred eighty eight pages are so out of the four hundred that are completely blacked out in theory. Right. A lot of grand jury stuff. I'd imagine this with all those subpoenas that were issued well in theory, but there's a couple of things to remember one bar has publicly pledged to be as transparent as possible now transparency is often in the eye of the beholder. The other issue is grand jury material can be interpreted different ways. I think prosecutors genuinely interpret the category, very broadly. But I think when there's this much attention on such a high profile case, especially a case in which congress also has. Vested interest in knowing what happened in the course of the investigation. I think there's some pretty good arguments to define grandeur material material narrowly,
"general rod rosenstein" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Attorney general William bar is set the testify this morning on Capitol Hill in his first appearance before lawmakers since his summary of Robert Muller's Russia investigation, it's supposed to be about routine budget matters. But the special counsel's report is expected to feature prominently. Meanwhile, the escalating political battle over the report centers on reductions, which is a lawyerly editing process, Mr. bars redacting at least four categories of information before issuing it to congress and the public Devlin Barrett who covers the Justice department and the F B I. The Washington Post says the fight over blackout boxes is likely to lead to months of battles between congress and the Justice department. Devon, what's up here? The attorney general is looking at a number of different types of material that we would be redacted and what I tried to describe in the piece was just how some of those categories are fairly flexible, particularly the grand jury material category. And we really don't know how he's going to. To decide those reductions, but because this is such a politically charged issue. It's just an incredibly tense and people are already accusing him of acting in bed faith before they even see what he's done. Well, he's working with Robert Muller on this. Correct. That's right. He's working with Robert Muller, and he's working with deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein, who's been supervising this this investigation from the beginning. All right. So I mean, this thing could come out and be virtually three hundred eighty eight pages or so out of the four hundred that are completely blacked out in theory. Right because there's a lot of grand jury stuff. I'd imagine in this with all those subpoenas that were issued well in theory, but there's a couple of things to remember one bar has publicly pledged to be as transparent as possible now transparency is often in the eye of the beholder. The other issue is grand jury material can be interpreted different ways. I think prosecutors genuinely interpret the category, very broadly. But I think when there's this much attention on such a high profile case, especially a case in which congress also had. Vested interest in knowing what happened in the course of the investigation. I think there's some pretty good arguments to define Grainger immaterial material narrowly. But you know, we really don't know what's inside bars head as far as those specifics go, and obviously we don't know what to the report. So we don't know what he has to work with. We've heard grumblings that some of the investigators on Mr. Muller's team or not happy with the way, Mr. bar has portrayed things through that summary will that have an impact here it could. I think there's a lot of angst and uncertainty as to as to what bars doing, and I think that sort of adds to the pressure on bar and self. I think he knows that his time in office may be defined by by this document, and how he handled his document. So I think there's a lot of pressure on him to be forthcoming as possible. But you know, he also has some pretty strong views about executive power and about what congress shouldn't be able to grab. So it'll be interesting to see how those things play out in the final version of the. Document speaking with Devlin Barrett. Mashal security reporter at the Washington Post. He covers the department of Justice department in the FBI. He's got a piece of settled scrutiny and suspicion as Muller report undergoes reductions what about the recent court decision. I think it was on Friday with regards to grand jury stuff is that a help or hurt to Mr. bars approach here. You know, it's interesting. They the Justice department immediately put out a statement saying that they were glad that the court recognizes the importance of grand jury secrecy. And you know, the the case is unrelated and doesn't really speak directly to the issues in the report. So I wouldn't assume that that decision impact anything to directly, but it definitely helps within within the Justice eleven. There are people who are arguing that essentially we the people in charge. It'd be more tightly controlled with the information that we should that. They should not just pump everything out and let the public sort through all the evidence at that. Would be a dangerous precedent to set. And for those folks inside the department, I think they they will take some more ammunition from that decision because it agrees with that general principle, you get the sense that regardless of what Mr. bar ultimately releases. There are just some groups that will never be satisfied here. Oh, sure. Look, even if you redact one sentence out of this thing is very large document. Remember almost four hundred pages. There's still going to be a lot of folks clamoring to see what is that sentence? You know, why why is that important not to be in the public space? So there's I hard time imagining there's any scenario of in a completely unredacted document, which doesn't produce more fights. But you know, that's where the Russian investigation has been in the political space for a long time. Now, people have a lot of folks on both sides have made up their minds, and they they want to argue about it. Devon, Devon Behr it from the Washington Post. It is fourteen minutes now after the.
NBC's Savannah Guthrie Grills Sarah Sanders
"Savannah Guthrie, I've NBC I went after Sarah Sanders saying well doesn't the president needs to apologize now. Because he didn't file fire Mueller, and it became it was Sarah Sanders turned on her like a Honey badger. Let's let's play cut right now. Robert Muller deserve better from the president that this kind of language and behaviour, frankly, I think the American people deserve better. They didn't deserve for the election of this president to try to be wait a minute. But the president's rhetoric about a public servant doing a job. Are you kidding? The president's rhetoric matches. They are literally the media and Democrats have called the president an agent of a foreign government. We're talking to that is an accusation equal to treason, which is punishable by death in this country. Want to quote from the report here this not I will this is William bar. According to the report quote. The investigation special counsel's investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities in a footnote related to that to that quote. The footnote says that in assessing potential conspiracy charges the special counsel also considered well, the members of the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian election interference activities, the special counsel defied coordination with an agreement tacit or express between the Trump campaign and the Russian government on election interference. And it just did happen. This is again, we will see the full report. We want transparency we want transparency. There's there's one other point here that I wanted to make on the obstruction of Justice after reviewing the special the special counsel may not know determination after reviewing the special counsel's final report on these issues consulting with department officials, including the office of legal counsel and applying the principles of federal prosecution that guide are charging decisions deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein and I- meaning William bar. The attorney journal concluded that the evidence developed during the special counsel's investigation is not sufficient to establish that the president committed and obstruction of Justice crime in making this determination. We noted that the special counsel recognize that quote, the evidence does not establish that the president was involved in an underlying crime related to Russian election interference unquote, and that while not determinative. The absence of such evidence beers upon the president's intent with respect to
"general rod rosenstein" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Right now in Waukesha. It is forty one thirty four in Milwaukee. WTMJ Wisconsin's afternoon news on WTMJ. Everybody is an has for the last relative over twenty four hours or so now been going over the attorney general's four page summary of the full Muller investigation report that has yet to be made public. But nonetheless, we will talk about what we have. And we have Bill bars notes right here, and we're joined on the line by ABC's Royal looks good afternoon. Royal good afternoon. I guess it's good news and bad news, depending on where you are on the political spectrum the presence, certainly happy about this special counsel, concluding no evidence of Russia collusion that was pretty much the headline on most newspapers on the other hand, the special counsel said as to obstruction of Justice muscle clear. I can't say the president committed that crime, but I can't exonerate him. Either. I'm going to hand out to the attorney general and the did conclude along with deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein that they did not believe there was evidence of obstruction of Justice. But within probably a week. We'll see the full bar full reports from Muller. The bar will redact till take out the secret grand jury stuff. And then the congress will have to decide whether they want even more like the underlying documents and interviews and so on and see if the Democrats running the house committees want to press ahead with possible impeachment, Royal what should the public expect you said the keyword there? Redaction what what is a reasonable expectation for what will actually be we double and what will be blotted out. Well, I would think most of the Muller report, and the Enderlein materials will be handed over to the public through bar, essentially, there's a rule that says if the grand jury looks into whether somebody should go to trial, and they conclude at the end of the day. No, we don't want to indict the rule is you do not release that secret information testimony heard by the grand jury documents viewed by the grand jury jury subpoenaed information, and that's just a fairness rule because you don't want to sully somebody's reputation. If you are deciding not to take them to trial because there's no. No way for them to defend themselves trial. Now, if all that sounds familiar it may make you think of James Comey in July two thousand sixteen during the Hillary Clinton Donald Trump campaign where he for forty minutes told a very interested nation and world. This is what Hillary did wrong this that and the other, but we're not going to indict her. I just don't think it rises to the level of that. And everybody said why would you have a press conference? You're not supposed to blab about bad stuff. People. Did if you don't want to indict them. Well, that's kind of what Muller did it was a bit of a full Komi. He did it in the sense that he is essentially saying, yeah, there's evidence about obstruction of Justice. I can't exonerate the president. But I really can't recommend indictment either. So now as you say, we'll have to wait. But we will see I think most of the Muller report with the grand jury testimony itself removed from what we get to look at just minor detail. Follow up here do the members of congress. See the entire thing. Is there anything we acted for? There is no sometime. The special counsel can make a special referral to congress. But that didn't happen in this case, the new regulations that didn't apply back in the Monica Lewinsky and Watergate days with the new rags say only that Mr. Muller will give a confidential report to the attorney general. And then the attorney general will tell congress is he vetoed a step proposed by the special counsel like a subpoena or indictment, which he didn't. And then the attorney general releases whatever portion of the report he thinks should be handed out based on the quote public interest. And the attorney general has said in his letter yesterday. Yeah, I think the public interest is such that they're to want to see this report, minus the secret grand jury stuff. So that's what everybody will see. And it isn't just congress will get to look at it Royal it's Tony bedrock. Is there anything groundbreaking congressional Democrats are still anticipating with the reveal still to come. I think they're hoping that if they can get all of the files Muller had they'll be able to look at the evidence and say, you know, what with all due respect, Mr. Muller. You may have felt it was a tough call. But we agree with your instinct that you can't really exonerate him. We think what we see rises to the level of impeachment worthy evidence. I think that's what they're hoping for. And they've already sat out Eighty-one letters to people and corporations that were asked for documents by Muller, essentially, the House Judiciary committee is trying to reconstruct the material that Muller had so you can bet based on they're very strong statements yesterday, the Democrats in congress, they're not going to let this thing lie just got about fifteen seconds here. How long before we start to see actual pages of the report? Do you think my guess is about a week because it probably won't take much more than that for us to see the redacted version, and then we're off to the races probably off the court ABC's, Royal oaks with the latest appreciate your time. Thanks, Royal tax time. Now for news about your money. Here's Brad Allen with the WTMJ Draken associates market update. The Dow rose, but S and P five hundred and NASDAQ fell today. Worries over the global economy continue to weigh on the markets. The Dow Jones industrial average treaded fourteen points higher the S and P five hundred fell point zero eight percent lower by the financials in tech sectors. And the NASDAQ composite pulled back point zero seven percent worries over the global economy continued today as the yield curve inverted for the first time in more than a decade on Friday. The three month treasury Bill yield top ten year counterpart inverting the yield curve investors. Consider this to be a signal that a recession may be coming soon in corporate news. Apple shares fell one point two one percent as the tech giant held an event in which it announced services such as new news apps its own credit card in the bundle of video games. Tesla inches fell.
President Trump, Robert Muller And President discussed on Paul W. Smith
"President Trump and his advisors are celebrating the conclusion of the special counsel Robert Muller's report. Here's correspondent, Omar Jimenez. Your nearly two years. Finally details are starting to emerge from special counsel, Robert Mueller's investigation Sunday attorney general William bar sent a letter to congress summarizing the main conclusions from Muller's report critically Muller did not find president Donald Trump's campaign or associates conspired with Russia during the two thousand sixteen US presidential election, also attorney general bar and deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein decided the evidence was not sufficient to support a prosecution of the president for obstruction of Justice. And then at one point bar quote smaller directly writing while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime. It also does not
Nadler: Mueller Report Is "Limited To Crimes," Congress Has Responsibility To Look At "Broader Picture"
"We do know the special counsel is not planning to issue any more indictments. According to a senior Justice department official the conclusion of the report which has cast a shadow over the first two years of the Trump administration is already shaping new political battles the president's allies are signaling he is vindicated as Democrats demand full transparency and vowed a press four with their ongoing investigations into the president. His administration and his businesses. Let's get straight to the man at the center of cherry chairman in the house, congressman, Jerry Nadler of New York. Thank you so much for joining me this morning surfers on our reporting that there will be no further indictments in the Muller probe. That means the end no member of the Trump campaign was charged with conspiring with the Russian government to influence the election Duke sept- that no member of the Trump team engaged in that kind of criminal conspiracy with Russia will I don't know first of all we don't know what indictments forthcoming from other investigations that have been spun out by the special prosecutor to the southern district of New York with these district Virginia. But his main mission was about Russian you think you think he he Muller would would send that to other parts of the Justice department. Don't know that's one of the things we will have to see when we read the report. And that's one of the reasons that I think it's. So crucial that the entire report and the evidence underlying it be released to the public transparency is key here. I mean, obviously, we know we know there was some collusion. I mean, we know that the president's son in campaign manager involved in a meeting with the Russians. To receive a stolen. They thought was to receive a stolen. Information's information is stolen by the Russians from the Democratic National Committee as part of the Russian government attempt to help Trump in the election. That's the way the Email invited into the meeting put it none of what you just said has risen to the level of criminal indictment special counsel. No it hasn't. As far as we know. But we know there was collusion. Why? There's been no indictments. We don't know. Let me say further, we know a number of things we know what I just said we know that the president. Pressure pressured, the FBI to go easy to stop investigating Flynn and various other people. We know that he fired the FBI director. To as he put it to the NBC to take care of the Russian thing in order to stop the investigation of various people associated with him. We know that he concocted the lie about the purpose of that Russian meeting. We know that. He. A lot a lot of his top associates have been indicted and convicted, and we know that he has relate engaged in a relentless attack against the FBI, very slow. So on that note. Mr Chairman what you're describing is evidence to back up. What you said before that you believe the president has obstructed Justice. You still believe that? Well, there have been obstruction of Justice. Whether they're clearly whether they're criminal obstructions another question, but we have. Special. Prosecutor is limited in scope. His job was limited in scope and limited to crimes with congress has to do is look at a broader picture, we are in chart. We we have the responsibility of vindicate of protecting the rule of law of looking instructions of Justice at looking at abuses of power and corruption in order to protect the rule of law. So that our democratic institutions are not greatly damaged by this president. I'm not married into do. Right. And on that very note if Robert Muller comes out in his report, and suggests very strongly states flat out that he agrees with you that the president of struck dead Justice or that the president may have committed some crime that guidelines don't allow to be indicted will you begin impeachment proceedings? It's way too early to speculate about that. Remember, the it is true that the Justice department thinks that they can indict the sitting president no matter what the evidence as a matter of law. And that's what makes it even more important that all the evidence be given to congress and the American people because while the normal rule is and it's a good rule that if you're not indicting someone because you don't have enough evidence. A you don't then smear their name by by saying they did these terrible things if you're not in ninety someone because you can't as a matter of law, then you can't hold the president accountable. The only other institution they can't as congress, and you should not then hide the evidence because that converted into a cover up, right? Congress needs that evidence and the American people need that evidence that information to make judgments, well, let me ask you about that. Because I am glad that you brought that out the deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein has made clear that he wants to quote, prevent the disclosure of information that would unfairly tarnished people who are not charged with crimes, but. We just heard when you saying that people should see the entire report the evidence underlying it Democrats were pretty upset in two thousand sixteen when then FBI director tapes, call me publicly accused Hillary Clinton of wrongdoing, but then said, well, she shouldn't be indicted. So why shouldn't allegations that don't reach an indictment threshold and talking about the president. But everybody else, stay confidential. Well, because we need to know what was going on here. And it's not just a question of of indictments. It's a question of of protecting the rule of law and of obstruction of Justice and abuses of power and protecting our government and our whole system and it's been subjected to unprecedented attack. Our law enforcement agencies have been subjected to unprecedented smear campaign by the president against the FBI the special prosecutor other one forcement agencies. We have to know the facts so that we can so that we can protect our to know the facts, but do you want to know? Well, the American public has not worried about judgments the underlying notion of the protocol of not getting putting out evidence and people that aren't indicted is to protect reputations and so forth that was the concerned again about Hillary Clinton. This is the same should be applied for Trump officials. Well, we're not talking about indictments. We're talking about what about the American people finding out what went on, and what has gone on a very different question. We have to know. And I want to ask you about Robert Muller's report overall, and the whole notion that you and other Democrats, including the house speaker, I've talked about with transparency if the Justice department is not going to hand it over to you fully and say that it can be fully. Put out to the American public. Are you? Absolutely sure that you will issue a subpoena. Well, we'll try to negotiate and we'll try everything else first. But if we have to yes, we will certainly issue subpoenas to get that information, and you're going to be willing to take that all the way up to the supreme court if you have to absolutely. And by the way, the already hearing that the president may wanna claim executive privilege in some of this. And the fact is he has no right to claim executive privilege any evidence of wrongdoing executive privilege cannot shield evidence of wrongdoing, and that was made very clear by the nine nothing decision of the supreme court in the Nixon case where the order the tapes reveal even though those tapes were personal conversations with the president and some of his advisers executive privilege cannot be used to shield wrongdoing. How long are you going to give the Justice department to turn it over? I can't give you a specific answer that days weeks months. Can you give a general? It will be months. Okay. So you're likely to see the main conclusions of the mullahs report as soon as today will you accept them at at face value. Well, we're likely to see what bar characterizes as the main conclusions of the report and will accept them but subject to see all the underlying. We have to make judgments the American people have to make judgments as to how founded those conclusions are or bars summary of the conclusions are, and that's one reason we have to see the entire report and the evidence under an underlying it are you suggesting that bar might mislead about what? No, no, I have no reason to say that. But I am suggesting that people make judgements and those judgments could be right or wrong. Making a judgment is to. Characterizing observation. And and what about when you get to the point where you actually do see the whole report from from Robert Mueller will you trust those results. Do you have full, faith and confidence? I have a great deal of confidence in the people who worked with them. I think they've done. Very good people. So my expectation is that yes, I would address that. But like any other product of human hands, we have to look at the underlying. Evidence and make our own judgments as to as to their judgments. So on that note, let's say he doesn't find that the president obstructed Justice. We you stop your investigation in the house on well, he can't he cannot find that the president did or did not obstruct Justice because his mandate is to look for crimes and the policy. The Justice department is that you cannot look for any criminal acts by the president cannot make that judgment. He can give evidence one way or the. Yeah. Exactly because you don't get you can't reach that conclusion. And the other point is our mandate as congress and the committee for that matter is much broader special prosecutor's looking only at crimes we have to look at protecting the rule of law at obstruction of Justice at abuse of power and a much greater level than simply crimes. Chairman, Jerry, Nadler, thank you
Trump appears upbeat as Mueller probe ends
"Special counsel submitted. His report on the Russia collusion investigation to attorney general William bar last night. And now it's up to the attorney general to decide when and how to release the report's conclusions Muller was appointed. By deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein, twenty two months ago to investigate Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen presidential election and investigate claims of collusion between the Trump campaign in Russia. Something CBS correspondent Mola langey tells us the president has vehemently denied, it was no collusion. I didn't need Russians to help me when I awoke President Trump has repeatedly denied he had any help from the Russians and has consistently attacked the Muller probe. No collusion. No, nothing all the phony which forty which during the nearly two year. Pro- Muller has charged six of the president's associates with crimes ranging from lying to the FBI to tax evasion. Muller also indicted twenty-five Russian nationals on charges related to hacking or disseminating false information. But it could be a while before the public learns if any of the reports detail. Dell's attorney general William bar will send a summary to congress as soon as this weekend, and then decide which parts to reveal my goal and intent is to get as much information out as I can consistent with the regulation. The White House also wants to see the report prior to congress and local makers are calling for the immediate release of the entire report. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren tweets released, the mullahs report to the American public. Now Representative Jim McGovern says we deserve to know the full unabridged truth, we will settle for nothing less congressman Steve Lynch says what happens next depends on the evidence. Here's WBZ's Don huff with a number of indictments and guilty pleas. Lynch says the special counsel's investigation has gone a lot further than initially expected Lynch, adding the Mueller investigation was limited to Russian election meddling congress. He says can dig deeper what the Knicks of Republicans and Democrats in congress in the house and Senate. It'll have to. Proceed to impeach mentor. Any any other censure? Then it would have to be based on the evidence. Lynch tells nightside's Dan Rae. He can't say whether this will end with
"general rod rosenstein" Discussed on The Daily
"I did not have sexual relations with that woman says emphatically that the White House in way involved in the burglary mugging the democratic headquarters, and he'll have no further comment on that matter. And each army general flying by comprehensive unbiased investigation of the break in Democratic National Committee headquarters on outside investigator has been appointed whitewater counsel. Kenneth Starr has been granted permission to expand. His investigation investigative has to follow a set of guidelines a set of rules to ensure they are both independent and accountable. This is a sacred process. This is not a witch hunt. And then after each of these investigations those guidelines have changed in response to the perceived flaws or excess of the most recent investigation in an attempt to improve deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein is announcing the appointment of a special counsel. Now, the latest set of former FBI director Robert Muller will now lead the investigation or being really tested for the first time as special counsel, Robert Muller. Prepares police. His report later this month got on. Thank you. I'm Michael Barbaro. It's really great to meet you. Hey, mike. Oh did. Oh. So we wanted to sit down with Neil caudill because he's the person who wrote those rules. It's Monday March fourth. So we start absolutely Neil from your very informed point of view. What do you expect this report to actually look like? So the first report that Muller will send to the attorney general is supposed to be a summary of the investigation, and it's supposed to detail. You know, the roads take it and throats, not taken reasons why. And then there's a second report. And that is the report that the attorney general William bar is going to give to the congress. I don't think that the special counsel regulations envision the two reports to look the same in. Why do you say think having written these rules, don't, you know, exactly what they envision? I think the best way of thinking about the special counsel regulations is to think about it a little bit and not to sound grandiose. But like a constitution you can't intensified all of the crises that are going to happen in the years to. Come in a dynamic Republic. And so you don't have hard and fast rules. You have some rules. And then you have the spirit and the animating principles behind that. The animating focus of the special counsel regulations is to restore what it calls public confidence in the integrity of the process, and then reasoning backward from that. What's the best thing? I could do is attorney general when I'm writing this report to help facilitate that public confidence in the administration of Justice, if the crime is, you know, something very serious of national security concern, like potential collusion with Russia. Moore's going to be important if the crime is something that's much more. Minor less information is required. And to me that means that more information is required rather than less when you're dealing with the highest level of our government the president of the United States and potential wrongdoing. So you're saying the guidelines. Encourage the attorney general to give something quite comprehensive to congress. I don't want to say it's quite comprehensive the regulation say that the attorney general is supposed to tell congress the fact that the investigations concluded some reasons why and detail any instances in which the attorney general or the attorney general's predecessors like Whitaker or rod Rosenstein, who's the acting attorney general any instances in which they said, no Tamar now Barca certainly go further and provide a lot of detail..
Trump's best outcome from Mueller report? Severe political damage
"There are indications that Russia's special counsel Robert Muller could hand in his report on the Russia investigation as soon as next week. The few hints to suggest mothers work is finally winding down for acting attorney general Matt Whitaker told reporters he believes the investigation was close to being completed. Team has been partnering with US attorneys offices on newer cases, a sign that a hand off to regular prosecutors is in the works. Sources say expect report to come before the attorney general rod Rosenstein departs sometime in mid March
Donald Trump denies NYT report he tried to interfere in Michael Cohen probe
"That President Trump tried to interfere in the federal investigation of his former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen. The president is now denying New York Times story that he asked then acting attorney general Matt Whitaker to put a Trump supporter in charge of the pro supporter. US attorney Jeffrey Berman had already recused himself from the investigation. And the times reports the president soured on Winokur when he was unable to make this happen. Auspey congressman Roque of the oversight committee and our correspondents analysts have full coverage of the day's top stories us, go straight to our White House. Correspondent Caitlyn Collins. Caitlyn take us through this truly remarkable report alleging that the president tried to influence the Michael Cohen investigation. Yeah. Wolf if you're starting to sense of pattern here. I'm not sure anyone can blame you an explosive report in the New York Times that claims that the president asked then acting attorney general mad. Whitaker to reach out to the US attorney in the southern district of New York and try to get him to unrequir- himself from overseeing that investigation into Michael Cohen hush money payments to women an investigation that is tied to the president. And this report wolf that the president today denied. Stunning report in the New York Times, claiming President Trump asked then acting attorney general Matt Whitaker to put someone who is supported Trump in charge of investigating hush payments made by his former fixer Michael Cohen. I think he's done a great job. Bombshell. Trump to nine today. No. Gave you that us. More fake news. A lot of a lot of fake fake news out there. No, I did the person Trump wanted in the job US attorney for the southern district of New York. Jeffrey Berman had ardor himself from overseeing the pro according to the times it's unclear how Whitaker responded, and there's no evidence he took steps to intervene despite telling us OC, it's that he knew part of his job was to jump on a grenade for the president still Whitaker remarked that the New York prosecutors required adult supervision, according to the times while Berman is recused from this probe. He has not recused from another that could touch Trump one looking into the president's inaugural committee the times adding Trump soured on Whitaker after his inability to make the change and he has since been replaced by Bill bar, but Whitaker could be facing bigger problems. He recently told a congressional committee under oath that the president had never pressured him regarding any. Investigations at no time has the White House. Ask for nor have I provided any promises or commitments concerning the special counsel's investigation or any other investigation. Whitaker is now under scrutiny by house. Democrats. Potential perjury today at DOJ spokesperson said he stands by his testimony and Trump is standing by him to very very straight shooter. I watched him during the hearing some of it. I thought he was exceptional since Trump told advisors deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein, assured him the Cohen investigation had nothing to do with him. The New York Times reports he has since wondered if Rosenstein was deliberately misleading him to keep him calm. The extensive report is also claiming Trump's told advisers and February twenty seventeen they should say he asked for Michael Flynn's resignation because quote that sounds better pressed by Sean Spicer, if it was true Trump reportedly. Responded say that say that I asked for his resignation, according to the times White House lawyers were so concerned about what Spicer said from the briefing room podium that they compiled an entire memo laying out his misstatements the White House counsel reviewed and determined that. There is not an illegal issue. But rather a trust issue. The report coming amid headlines that former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe who was fired last spring briefed congressional leadership about the counterintelligence investigation. He launched into President Trump purpose of the briefing was to let our congressional leadership know exactly what we've been doing opening a case of this nature. Not something that an FBI director, not something that acting FBI director do by yourself, right? And that no one raised concern congress, and I told congress what we had done anyone object. That's the important part here. So that no one of Jack not on legal grounds, not on constitutional grounds. And not based on the facts. Now wolf the times also notes the president has had private conversations with Republican lawmakers about a campaign to attack the Muller probe something he's done over eleven hundred times and could very well serve as a public relations strategy in addition to a legal one will developments. Indeed, art, Caitlyn facts very much. Let's bring in our Justice reporter Laura Jarrett, and our chief legal analyst Jeffrey to then the Lord is President Trump's alleged request of Winokur to replace the person leading the cone investigation of struck to what some are suggesting could be obstruction of Justice the legal question in this case as always what was the president's intent if he wanted to have Berman on the case because he thought he was a better lawyer. And he thought that the US attorney zombie was not doing a good job that might be legitimate. But if he wants Berman on the case because he thinks he's going to protect him. Somehow, that's where we tread into the land of whether he's doing it for corrupt reasons and where obstruction could come into play. But the other point is that the New York Times lays out more. More than just the fact that he wanted Berman on the case, they lay out a month long campaign of trying to undermine the Muller probe. And
"general rod rosenstein" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Hour ago. Now, Colorado in fourteen other states have joined with cal- California to challenge President Donald Trump his emergency declaration to fund a wall on the US Mexico border in a joint statement today. Governor police an attorney general Phill wiser said they decided to join the effort in part because of the tens of millions of dollars could be diverted for military construction projects here in Colorado to build that board. Wall. To Democrats also said the lawsuit will defend the rule of law. The lawsuit, of course, is in part of a constitutional confrontation that Mr. Trump set off on Friday when he declared that he would spend billions of dollars more on border barriers then congress had granted him deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein is expected to leave his role at the Justice department by mid March a senior DOJ official confirming that today an announcement who will be selected to replace Rosenstein could come as early as this week. A Trump administration official added that the attorney general William bar was picking Jeffrey Rosen to serve as deputy attorney general a family from Texas attending this weekend's dog show here in Denver is now trying to find a way home they brought up several dogs to attend the Colorado kennel club dog show their truck, which is a temperature control truck specially constructed as well as their trailer were stolen from a parking lot near Denver internet. National airport. Hotels. Right. Steve Colley is with the Colorado kennel club says at the afford e four fifty super duty truck and their trailer has Texas license plates c s h zero eight four to call the police if you see a no dogs, thankfully, we're in the trailer when it was stolen with Colorado state troopers being hit four times in as many days in our state. It's proved that being state trooper can be dangerous. We're human beings. We get injured. We can be killed in our families. Want us to come home at the end of our show. Absolutely Colorado state trooper Josh Lewis, reminding drivers it's not just polite or good a good idea to move over. When you see a trooper pulled over on the shoulder is actually the law last variety. A trooper was struck while investigating an accident on highway two eighty five and Wadsworth boulevard as our news partner. CBS four reported. He was taken to the hospital, and the driver was cited for careless driving Rockies third baseman Nolan Arado excuse me, air Nado, says he's not worried about working out a long term contract. With their Colorado Rockies. He says it can happen that when the season starts so everybody calm down or not a worked out a one year twenty six million dollar deal with the Rockies during the off season..
"general rod rosenstein" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"Tell CBS news that forty percent of the world's jobs will be replaced by robots capable of automating tasks Kaifu Lee, telling sixty minutes that those who drive for living could be most affected in the fifteen to twenty five year timeframe, yelp is out with its top places to eat in twenty one thousand nine list, a German gastro pub in bend Oregon called bangers and claim the number one spot tender smoke Smokehouse in Celina, Texas, Chow pizza, pasta in Chelsea Massachusetts. Gyro mania in Santa Clarita, California and broken mouth in LA ran out the top five for the ranking the reviews site considered both the quality of restaurants ratings and the volume of reviews tech report Larry Olsen NBC News Radio by people who have interacted with special counsel. That we should be prepared for him to release a report that has anti-climactic on the he's already look he's already done a lot. He's already gotten more than thirty indictments the president's inner circle his campaign chairman, a convicted his national security adviser indicted, his personal lawyer. So much is already been there. But on the central question of did Donald Trump or anybody in his campaign coordinate collude with the Russians in their effort to meddle in the two thousand sixteen campaign? We have seen zero evidence of that. No, we'll we'll we look Manafort has has been invited because of his personal corruption what he has done. And we know there was this revelation that he gave polling data. There's no indication that Manafort either knew of or helped the Russians in their efforts to hack into the DNC emails, John Podesta's emails, or that that massive internet campaign to undermine public the public discourse. Now, of course, the view could not handle this in the co hosts immediately jumped in and said, but wait a second. Wait a second. The FBI was investigating whether Donald Trump was a secret agent. This of course, from the bombshell New York Times story released on Friday evening that to me says volumes more about the FBI and its priorities. What prompted the investigation about. Whether Trump really was a Russian agent y the firing of FBI director James Comey within a week and a day of companies firing. Deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein appointed a special counsel as Carl has reported and has been reported elsewhere in the days since this time story was released. There's no evidence that the special counsel picked up on that FBI investigation. There is also been no publicly available evidence. Even though pretty much everything. This special counsel has been doing has been leaked in some form or fashion in a way, that's detrimental to Donald Trump that would suggest that Trump was actually the subject of a quote unquote criminal conspiracy investigation. Now, he's very obviously the subject of an obstruction investigation. But it's very likely that there's no evidentiary basis for criminal charges. The president can fire subordinates that is part of his constitutional role as head of the executive branch. The president can weigh in on investigations that's part of his role. As the head of the Justice department. The attorney general the deputy attorney general the FBI director, and yes, even the special counsel all report to him. Unless there is some action that would directly undermine an investigation. The president has wide latitude with respect to what he can do in that investigation. If we're seriously trying to argue that he is requested James, call me. Hey, I hope you can let this Flynn thing. Go is evidence of obstruction. That's asinine. The president could have simply said to James Komi in the Oval Office or anywhere else in front of the world. I am ordering a shutdown of this investigation into Michael Flynn. And nothing could have been done. What Karl is been reporting is accurate. When there have been actual charges related to some sort of Russian conspiracy to influence, the two thousand sixteen election. The Justice department has been very careful to make clear that no Americans were aware of this plot. Yes, Americans may have interacted with Russian GRU agents or whatnot posing as other Americans trying to so the seeds of discontent in the United States. But they didn't know they were interacting with Russians. They had no idea that these people weren't who they said they were that was made clear in both rounds of indictments Rosenstein in his press conference announcing the charges that there is nothing in this indictment. Now Trump opponents have said well, dad nothing in this indictment. You just wait you just wait this signals, a fundamental lack of knowledge about how criminal conspiracy cases. Are made none of the Americans. None of the members of the Trump administration Trump campaign, or what have you have been charged with being part of this criminal conspiracy. If Paul Manafort was supposedly the point person he's sharing polling data with his Ukrainian contacts there pro Russian. Oh my goodness. Carter page never criminally charged. He was supposed to be the Russian stooge. Remember, George popadopoulos. He was supposed to be the point of contact with his meeting with this. Joseph miss food. The professor who is promising access to the highest levels of the Putin government. He wanted to arrange a sit down and he had dirt on Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump junior this meeting at Trump Tower all of these were supposed to be points of contact with the Russians. Right. Well, how come all of this was supposed to be planning the sharing of information hacked materials and the disruption of the two thousand sixteen election? How come nothing ever came of that with respect to charges against these Americans against these Trump associates on the actual question of criminal conspiracy. In order to prove a conspiracy you need to first prove that the conspiracy exists. In other words, if you want to charge someone with criminal conspiracy. If you want to charge producer, David I with undermining w I s said, you need to first prove that Dave, and I were part of the conspiracy the charges of undermining the election have already been passed. So if say the prosecutor here, Mark Belling files charges and determines that Jay Weber and his producer. Greg were in on this and he charges them with a conspiracy, but gets producer David I for lying about what we knew about what Greg and Jay those two shifty characters were up to we're not part of the conspiracy. By virtue of and and this is this is a big mistake that people make well, Dan, George popadopoulos was charged with the smallest crime possible. And it was held over his head that he would be part of this criminal conspiracy. He would be charged as part of the criminal conspiracy. If he stopped cooperating with Muller, that's not true. Same goes for Michael Flynn. Another suspected point of contact between the Trump people and the Russians had there actually, Ben contact had there actually bene- conspiracy in order to do the job that Muller was hired to do prove a criminal conspiracy. If one existed the easiest way to do that is to get Michael Flynn, get George popadopoulos get Paul Manafort all of them if possible to plead guilty to be in part of the conspiracy. The fact that they didn't means to me there's no evidence that a conspiracy existed. There is no evidence. Also that Donald Trump has done anything in office. Aside from the fact that he wants to butter up Putin. I believe to be able to get an agreement with him. Remember, Trump is working on pulling out of Syria. He wants the rest of the world to essentially, take control. Now, this is being seen. Oh my goodness. He's giving away Syria to Putin. I personally disagree with this strategy. I come from more of the Neo conservatives strong on defense in the wake of nine eleven. That's when I came of age politically. I firmly believe that we do need to have a presence not a permanent police presence everywhere in the world, but in troubled regions, and there is no more troubled region than the Middle East. There is no more region that poses a direct threat to the interests of the United States at home and abroad than in the Middle East. I believe we need to have a strong military presence there. President Trump though, despite his desire to work with Putin on combating radical elements and terrorists within Syria has done nothing over the two years of his presidency to suggest that he's in Putin's pocket, in fact in response to the twenty election interference Trump administration issued a whole bunch of sanctions. In two thousand eighteen and actually 2017 they sanctioned a number of Russian oligarchs inrushing corporations for violating non-proliferation laws by supporting weapons programs in both Syria and Iran and also working to undermine US interests in dealing with North Korea. In response to Russia's actions in the Crimean peninsula. There were sanctions against a hundred individual Russians and firms March of two thousand seventeen remember Russia used a military grade chemical weapon in the UK to take out a suspected Russian spy. Trump administration ordered Russian consulates in the US closed sixty Russian intelligence officers booted out as a result of all of these sanctions, the Russian ruble has fallen dramatically. It's down nearly nine percent against the dollar. As part of this. The United States says prevented a number of companies from partnering with Russian interests in offshore oil properties. And in quite possibly the two. Biggest signs that President Trump is in fact, tough on Russia. He approved the sale of lethal weapons to Ukraine. Because they need to combat Russian advancement through the Crimean peninsula. And the possibility that they're going to continue to advance in disputed regions. You might remember in response to chemical weapons attacks by the Assad regime. President Trump ordered airstrikes in Syria. Those actually killed. Russian mercenaries. Moreover, the US says increased its troop presence and military readiness in eastern Europe increased training and drills with NATO partners, and quite possibly the most significant move of all successfully pressured NATO partners to spend much more on defense in direct contravention of Russian wishes yon Stolenberg the secretary general of the NATO was on the Christiane Amanpour show over the summer. Allies have heard his message loud and clear on his strong message on defense spending is having a real impact just since lost time person. Trump will set in Brussels NATO meeting lost may. European Alison condo have added. Forty one billion dollars extra for defense funding. So we have turned a corner before the trend will start on the this really going up. So you tell me does all of that does NATO increasing its funding for defense by five percent based on President Trump's admonitions to sanctions for the past two years on Russia direct attacks on Russian mercenaries in Syria. Do these sound like a guy who's a Russian secret agent. Interestingly enough, you actually have to go to the Republican party's web page to find this. There is no reporting on what Trump's administration has actually done with respect to Russia in the mainstream media folks that is by design manager collision and glassy in Waukesha. It is the best decision. After a collision certainly was for me. I got into a Fender bender awhile back manner. Took care of me with expert care. Cost-effective repairs and they got me back on the road far quicker than prior Fender benders. I've gotten into where I took my car to my dealer BodyShop. That's just how Mander roles so to speak. They have it. A revolutionary expressed repair service that will get you back on the road quicker and oftentimes for a fraction of the cost of a traditional BodyShop, and they're convenient to all you need to do is upload a picture of your car's damage to manager collision dot com. They'll get.
"general rod rosenstein" Discussed on KOMO
"I'm Ryan Harris with a locally developed app to make her plane will help President Trump is heading to Texas tomorrow to the border. The White House says it's to show the need for a border wall. And he's getting some advice before he arrives from the head of one of the state's biggest law enforcement agencies Houston police chief art Vado says the federal funding that's being allocated to secure the southern border could be spent more wisely by local law enforcement, people that are actually in the trenches are there's not a crisis in terms of public safety in the border as eight oh says he city is home to twenty thousand gang members. Most of whom he says are in his words, natural born red blooded Americans not undocumented immigrants goes between the president and congressional leaders to reopen. The government ended today after less than fifteen minutes deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein who oversees special counsel, Robert Muller. Investigation says he's going to step down. Once the new attorney general is confirmed on Wall Street today. Stocks closed higher for the fourth session in a row. Daria albinger. ABC news. Stay connected. Stay informed. Komo news. Komo news. Time is seven thirty one. It's fifty degrees. Art Sanders and your top local stories from the KOMO twenty four seven news center time will pass quickly between now and the first game for Seattle is new National Hockey League. Team says NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on his first visit since the ownership group landed the team many of the questions were focused on the team's name. The Commissioner says the league will need some lead time for branding and creating an identity, but he says they also have to jump through hoops to trademark the team. They could come up with a name that they think is the greatest name ever. And it'll turn out that they can't trade market. So this is going to be a process that is going to take time to do it. Right. But it's got to be done. Right. Bettman says amateur hockey. Already has a solid foothold in our area. And he believes bringing a team here. We'll help grow interest in the game. Been also says they'll also include Seattle mon- future all star in NHL draft host cities Boeing had set an ambitious goal for two thousand eighteen it wanted to deliver eight hundred and ten planes for the year wound up delivering eight hundred six aviation analyst Scott Hamilton with a Liman company says it's not a big deal target by four planes. And I view that. It's completely inconsequential. Hamilton says Boeing Airbus are expected to deliver huge numbers of new planes over the next decade. He tells us that makes it hard to get a new jet right away. With some buyers expected to wait more than ten years to get a plane after its ordered the closure of the Alaskan way. Viaduct this Friday night doesn't necessarily mean fewer options to get through traffic. Komo's Ryan Harris tells us about an app that promises to help people who created me go.
"general rod rosenstein" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Six. WMA where Washington comes to talk. Coming up in the four o'clock hour, we're going to check in with sheriff Chuck Jenkins. Frederick county and at four thirty Byron York on the victim element that deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein is stepping down. What does that mean to the fuller investigation? Byron knows he knows all also in the five o'clock hour, very important conversation with Maria Espinosa who represents angel families. Those who have lost loved ones at the hands of guilty goal. Immigrants a big part of this immigration debate and border wall debate that must be addressed Marie Espinosa coming up in the five o'clock hour all of that here on the Larry O'Connor show. But first America proudly welcomes millions of lawful. Immigrants who enrich our society and contribute to our nation. But all Americans are hurt by uncontrolled illegal migration. It's strange public resources, and drives down jobs and wages. Among those hardest. Hit are African Americans and Hispanic Americans. President Trump last night as heard here. On WMA l live the Oval Office address the first of his presidency making the case for border protection. Joining us now is Jessica Vaughan. She's director of policy studies for the center for immigration studies. Ms Vaughn, what did you think of the president's case and how he made it. Well, I think that the president's case is very credible. We do have a crisis at our border that needs to be addressed. And the federal government needs money to do it. I think he did the right thing by making an address from the Oval Office because this issue is so important to our country, and he needs to put pressure on congressional Democrats who are right now being recalcitrant and and unwilling to talk about it. Instead, they accused him of mischaracterizing this issue and manufacturing a crisis rather than coming up with a response or a plan of. Their own or even reacting to the things that he's asking for. So yes, he did the right thing. I think also it will be important for Americans to see his trip to the border tomorrow to see for themselves that are vast stretches of the border that have no barriers at all some places. Don't even have sensors or cameras, and we've already seen the places along the border where the barriers are obsolete where migrants from the caravan were busting through them climbing over them. This is a big problem. It's wrong to have a policy or policies in place that entice people in other countries to pick up and hand over their life savings or future earnings to criminal smuggling organizations and to decide to bring a child with them, and it's wrong to encourage this kind of behavior. And if you know, we we. We cannot let this continue to go on the way it has been Jessica Vaughan. I'm so glad that you you finished that very eloquent recitation there with the question of right and wrong. And by the way, I'm so glad that the president took that head on the the I think the most offensive part of this debate that we've had over the last several days now is Nancy Pelosi suggesting that erecting a barrier on our southern border was immoral. I would love for you to talk about the morality of our current policy right now, and what the very real repercussions because I thought the president was very good at not taking a backseat on compassion or morality when it comes to what our policy should be. That's right. I shouldn't we've got a situation. Now, if you listen to the accounts of the migrants themselves what they tell the border patrol what they tell. News media reporters, and anyone who asks them is that they're coming because they heard that they would be successful that they could get away with it that if they made it to the US border, and if they brought a child with them that they would be allowed to enter they they would not be detained for long. They all they have to do is say that they fear return. They don't have to actually follow through and fill out an asylum application or pursuing asylum claim that there will be no consequences for them. They'll be allowed to live here for an indefinite time. And that's why they're coming and who can blame them. But this is a result of our policies. Not. But but the problem is is that access to the border is controlled by criminal smuggling organizations and the cartels, and these are not humanitarian or charitable organizations. These people who are trying to come. Here are a product for them. And and really horrible number of people are assaulted robbed extorted and mistreated on their way through Mexico to the US border. And to the extent that we encourage this by failing to fix the problems with our policies that let people get away with it. The extent that we fail to secure our border and make it possible for people to get through illegally. We are encouraging this phenomenon and it's dangerous and has become a crisis. So now, let's speak to that for a moment. Because when we say that this is a national security crisis. And it's obviously just from the images that we're seeing a humanitarian crisis for those individuals who have made that dangerous trek inter now in this limbo status at the border. The national security crisis has very big implications. Because many have speculated that the president as commander-in-chief seeing a national. Security crisis can act as commander in chief and mobilize the department of defense to build that barrier, thus bypassing the current appropriations legislation that he's asking for a where does CIS center for migration? Studies stand on that. Well, the president certainly can use the resources of the department of defense to help secure the border, and by resources, I mean personnel. And and so on and perhaps even some of the money what this really is is a an impasse over money to be given four border security and for barriers in particular. That's a little tricky because congress controls the purse strings, but you know, a small amount can be reprogrammed from various accounts that already exist if they're needed and justification is given, but that's not going to be enough money to actually build the kind of barriers that we need and it's not enough money for agents and. Silom officers and judges and for human services and health needs of the people who are crossing to prevent or at least to to deal with the fact that many people are arriving sick now. Right, right. The funding issue. And you know, I think if we get through this we, you know, the president may get money for border security. I hope he dies. It's necessary. I think Americans want it. It's gonna come with so many strings attached that the that the Democrats are probably going to make it very difficult for him to use it. But that's the way our system set up. What there are other things though that the president can do in an emergency situation like this like work with state and local law enforcement, agencies or other federal law enforcement agencies to put more human resources down there to help deal with the situation. And that's the kind of thing that he can do we have a mass migration plan for migration emergencies like this that enable, you know, the president to to acquire tents, for example from the department of the army and certain other things that can be done. It's really not. Enough to get the wall done, but it would it would help. I mean, we've seen how the the barbed wire that's been put up down. There is creating a barrier in places where people were able to come over before. But people are trying to go through it too. So it's clear that you know, it's not just barbed wire. It's going to do the trick. We're speaking with Jessica Vaughan. She is the director of policy studies for the center for immigration studies. And we're reviewing the president's remarks last night and also what from your perspective. And I know you guys are pretty plugged in on what's going on Capitol Hill, the president an hour ago was there meeting with the Republican caucus where do things stand right now. And is there any movement are the Republicans actually proactively putting forth any kind of solutions here in some legislation is really the ball in the Democrats court at this point. Well, the White House certainly has put forward a proposal and a request substantiated with background material from the department of homeland. Security and so on and a and a plan for how to use it on the Republicans seem to be letting the White House takes the lead. And the Democrats are still in denial that this is actually a crisis worth shutting down the government over the president seems willing to give he's already backed off. They the proposal for a concrete barrier and said, okay, you, you know, you want steel fence, let's do that the point is that we need more security, and we need a fence. These are all things that Democrats have said that they were for that therefore border security and so on, but they have not responded with what they think is necessary to fix this very obvious problem at the border. They're just saying this is all political, but the ball is in their court at it'll be interesting to see how the switchboards are doing over on Capitol Hill. Now if people are taking up the president on his request to call members. Of congress and put pressure on them and let it be known that people want something done about the by the way to that end. And and I would love to hear from you eight eight six three zero nine six two five if you've attempted to call congress know many of you did last night if you attempt to do that. I'd love to hear your experience. Let us know here at triple eight six thirty WMA L, Jessica Vaughan. I got a lot of emails and and social media contacts from people here in the Washington area who feel like, you know, they're not really represented by a friendly ear that will take their their call for funding for the border wall. If if they call say, congressman, Jamie Raskin, or or some of the other Democrats were or Senator Tim Kaine odd. What are those calls all logged regardless? I mean is there some sort of do you know what I'm sorry? If I'm asking you something outside your will house. But is there some sort of electronic logging of these calls, or are they really just relying on the person on the other side of the phone, whether they write down the person's thoughts are not my understanding is that these offices take this very seriously and we'll make an effort to manually track. What kind of calls they're getting some? I'm not sure about the leadership offices, and sometimes they get really inundated because people want to call them as well as their own Representative. But if someone's passionate about this issue, even if they know their local Representative doesn't share their views, they still need to call in and say, listen, this is how I feel. I know the congressman doesn't agree, but you need to hear from me. They should still do that. Yes. Absolutely. Yes. That's what representation is all about. And in my experience what you know. It's the constituents. That have the most influence over votes in situations. Like this where the public is very aware of what's going on knows we've seen Republicans crumble on certain issues because their constituents have been rabble rousers. To call in. Let's put some pressure on Democrats does add, of course, I know. You're nonpartisan organization. I'm speaking for myself. Jessica Vaughan last question here as director of policy studies for center for immigration studies. The the Democrats last night and many on the cable news shows last night made a very major point of pointing out that these are migrants who are seeking asylum from very dangerous countries where they face incredible hardships. Can you please speak to what the law says about that? And not just American lobby international law with regard to what our obligations are to those who are seeking asylum and what the criteria is. Because I think people people believe I think wrongly that if somebody is impoverished, and they have a horrible Konami in their country that that means that that or even if they have a corrupt government, and there's high crime that in some way, that means they're entitled to asylum now, under international standards, people are are eligible for asylum. If they can show. Oh that they have been persecuted because of their race religion political opinion, ethnicity, or what they call membership in a particular social group, which is interpreted the other understanding is that they should be applying for asylum. If they are genuinely need of safe haven in the first safe country that they come to and for the central Americans, at least that would be other Central American countries or Mexico, which has a robust asylum system has offered them not only asylum, but work permits and healthcare as well. As does Costa Rica Costa Rica is one of the internationally recognized finest nations for humanitarian asylum that they've offered. That's right. So there's not a good case for them necessarily meeting to come to the United States. And, but, you know, even the Trump administration has said that if asylum-seekers say that they have some reasonable fear of staying in Mexico. You know, we'll consider that as well. We don't want to send people into danger. But the reality is is that most of these people are not actually seeking asylum per se, they're seeking access to the United States. They're they're not gonna follow through on asylum applications and haven't in the past and even if they do less than ten percent are are actually eligible for it. Right. This is opportunistic migration, and if one is truly seeking asylum with a legitimate claim one has every right and opportunity to make that claim at a legal. And and what's the word? I'm looking for a guess. Yes. Thank you, a legal regulated port, eventually if one has a legitimate asylum. Claim one does not then in the dark of night cross the border illegally and only claim asylum. When one is apprehended. Jessica vaughn's a great stuff. Thank you so much for giving us a really good informative. Download on where the stamps. Thank you for joining us today. Jessica vaughan. She is the director of policy studies for center for immigration studies. We're gonna take your reaction if you called your congressperson, I would love to hear your story. I got tons of emails today and tweets and Facebook messages from people who were a little frustrated with the response. Tell us your story here. Triple eight six thirty WMA.
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