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The Ride of Sybil Ludington

Everything Everywhere Daily

02:01 min | Last week

The Ride of Sybil Ludington

"Night in question that gave civil place in history was on april. Twenty six seventeen seven civil had just turned sixteen years old on the evening. In question a writer came to their home to tell her father that the british had attacked and burn the town of danbury connecticut. The ludington house was located just south of connecticut. Along the coast from long island british. General william tyron had come to destroy the arms and ammunition stockpiles with over two thousand men. Curdle ellington had to assemble the four hundred militiamen in the county to defend themselves from the british. The problem was the militia had been disbanded for the winter and hadn't yet reassembled. The record is in clear on what happened next either. Civil volunteered or her father asked her but either way. Civil set out to warn the residents of nearby towns and to assemble the militia. She supposedly grabbed a stick and set up with her horse at nine pm with their sticks. She prided the horse and used it to knock on the doors. Of all the houses she stopped at all evening. She wrote around putnam county warning the citizens and calling the militia to assemble all night long. She called out. The british are burning. Danbury through the darkness of night she wrote a forty miles or sixty four kilometers. She took a circular route through the county visiting the towns of carmel mayo pack. Ken cliffs and farmers mill before returning. Home herreid wasn't just long. It was dangerous now. Not only were there loyalists in the region but there were british troops and a local group of outlaws known as skinner's plus. It rained that night and she had to do most of the rides soaking wet when she got back home in the morning. She was exhausted and soaked but she had done her job. The militia was assembled and they were able to drive general tyron back to long island. Sound civil was congratulated by our neighbors and supposedly by george washington himself just as a point of comparison. Symbols ride was three times longer than paul. Reveres she did it in the rain and she did it during the war. When there were actual enemies about paul veers ride was done just before the war started and there wasn't any danger from the british yet.

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US Warns of Credible Threat at Kabul Airport

NPR News Now

00:43 sec | 2 weeks ago

US Warns of Credible Threat at Kabul Airport

"The. Us embassy in kabul issued a security alert tonight warning all us citizens away from the kabul airport citing specific credible threat. The embassy said anyone at the airport or gates should leave immediately this after the. Us carried out a deadly drone strike in response to this week's airport bombing that left several people dead including thirteen. Us troops major general. William hank taylor confirm as more information has come in that too. high profile. Isis targets were killed and one was wounded and we know of zero civilian casualties president biden says there will be more strikes to come this. As the us and nato allies wrap up their evacuation flights from kabul

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Judge Orders Justice Dept. To Release Trump Obstruction Memo

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 4 months ago

Judge Orders Justice Dept. To Release Trump Obstruction Memo

"Hi Mike Rossi are reporting a judge orders the justice department to release the trump obstruction memo a federal judge has ordered the release of the trump era justice department legal memorandum prepared for then Attorney General William Barr prior to announcing his conclusion that president Donald Trump had not obstructed justice during the Russia investigation the group citizens for responsibility and ethics in Washington filed a freedom of information act request seeking communications about the obstruction decision in her order U. S. district judge Amy Berman Jackson said the justice department obscured the true purpose of the memorandum when it withheld the document she said the memo from the justice department's office of legal counsel contained strategic as opposed to legal advice the judge gave the justice department until may seventeenth to file any motion to stay her order might cross see Washington

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Show Us the Memo! Says Judge Amy Berman Jackson

News, Traffic and Weather

00:34 sec | 4 months ago

Show Us the Memo! Says Judge Amy Berman Jackson

"A federal judge in Washington, D. C ordered the release of a legal memorandum, the Trump Justice Department wrote. Before then Attorney General William Barr announced no obstruction charges in the Russia probe. Judge Amy Berman Jackson said former Attorney General William Barr was disingenuous when he explained to the public why the Justice Department filed no obstruction charges against former President Trump after the release of the Mueller report at the time, Bar said the special Counsel investigation was insufficient. But in an internal memo, the judge said Bar had made clear it was a given. Trump would not be prosecuted A be Caesar and Qatar ski Facebook's

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Representative Matt Gaetz Asked Trump to Pardon Him

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

01:32 min | 5 months ago

Representative Matt Gaetz Asked Trump to Pardon Him

"A breaking news report tonight. The new york times says that carson matt gaetz who is under federal investigation possible sex trafficking charges privately asked for a pardon from donald trump in the final weeks of the trump presidency the times reports. You privately asked the white house for blanket. Preemptive pardon for himself and unidentified congressional allies for any crimes they may have committed. according to two people told of the discussions on november twenty fourth one donald trump and matt gaetz were pretending that donald trump would be president for life carbon gates went on fox to prepares his supporters and trump supporters for what he hoped would be hardens for everyone. President trump should pardon michael. Flynn he should pardon the thanksgiving turkey. You should pardon. Everyone from himself to his administration officials to joe exotic if he has to because you see from the radical left a bloodlust that will only be quenched if they come after the people who worked so hard to animate the trump administration with the policies and the vigor and the effectiveness that delivered for the american. So i think that the president ought to wheeled that pardon power effectively and robustly maritimes reports that it is unclear whether congressman gates or the white house knew that he was the subject of a sex traffic investigation approved by trump attorney. General william are at the time that he was asking for that. Pardon

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Pelosi taps DC National Guard head to lead House security

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 6 months ago

Pelosi taps DC National Guard head to lead House security

"The commander of the Washington DC National Guard has been appointed to serve as the new sergeant at arms for the U. S. house of representatives Major General William Walker becomes the chief law enforcement officer of the house in the aftermath of the deadly attack on January sixth as commanding general of the district of Columbia National Guard Walker was closely involved with security that day as he dispatched troops to assist the capitol police and later testified he was sickened by the violence and destruction house speaker Nancy Pelosi is praised Walker and says his thirty nine years of military experience will be an important asset to the house as it works to improve safety he's the first African American sergeant at arms Jackie Quinn Washington

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Pelosi Appoints William J. Walker as Next Sergeant-at-Arms

NPR News Now

00:22 sec | 6 months ago

Pelosi Appoints William J. Walker as Next Sergeant-at-Arms

"Says she's tap the commanding general of the dc guard to be the houses. First african american sergeant in arms posey announcing today major general william walker will lead how security measures as congress continues to deal with the aftermath. The january six insurrection at the us capitol walker helped send troops to backup overwhelmed capital police who replaced paul irving who resigned after the incident. Cbc

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DC National Guard commander testifies on Capitol riot

the NewsWorthy

01:17 min | 7 months ago

DC National Guard commander testifies on Capitol riot

"Even though security officials are now dealing with a new threat. They're still trying to piece together. What went wrong the last time. A national guard. Commander is the latest witness to testify about the january sixth capital riot major general william walker told lawmakers just a few days before the riot pentagon officials took away his authority to move troops without getting defense department approval. I then of course. The capital riot happened. General walker says before the writers even got into the building. He took a frantic call from the then leader of the capitol. Police stephen sund on that call. Sunday asked him for as many guardsmen as possible right away. So the general got his troops ready but apparently he says they couldn't do anything but watching wait for hours specifically he says it took three hours in one thousand nine minutes for the acting defense secretary to sign off and once he got approval it took guardsmen. Only minutes to show up one senior defense department official explained a little more. He said the reason. General walker's authority changed was in response to black lives. Matter protests last summer the guard. Crackdown on mostly peaceful protesters then and it was widely criticized so the pentagon did not want a repeat of that situation and they worried bringing in uniform troops might rile up the rioters even more now lawmakers on both sides of the. I'll say they're going to be reaching out to other defense department leaders hoping to learn more about

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General: Pentagon hesitated on sending Guard to Capitol riot

AP News Radio

00:59 sec | 7 months ago

General: Pentagon hesitated on sending Guard to Capitol riot

"In the latest round of finger pointing over the government's response to January's capital Ryan to the district of Columbia's National Guard commander says the Pentagon delayed sending help to the capital for hours Major General William Walker says he got a call that afternoon from the capitol police chief his voice cracking with emotion begging for the guard to help his officers fight back rioters Walker says he immediately asked the army for approval which eventually came about three hours in nineteen minutes later Walker told a Senate panel that was in sharp contrast to last spring when he received a near immediate approval for guard support amid civil unrest but that response was criticized for being heavy handed this time Walker says the Pentagon was worried about the optics of having uniformed troops at the capitol the army senior leaders did not think that it look good he says the delay cost precious time during which the guard could it help control the crowd Sager make ani Washington

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Biden administration withdraws from transgender athlete case

Sean Hannity

00:36 sec | 7 months ago

Biden administration withdraws from transgender athlete case

"Biden administration withdrawing support for a federal lawsuit in Connecticut seeking to ban transgender athletes from competing and girls high school sports. The move is a reversal of former Attorney General William Barr support of a lawsuit filed by female runners who claim they've been robbed of state titles by transgender athletes. In court documents, the Justice Department said the government has reconsidered the matter. And hereby notifies the court that it withdraws his statement of interest. Backers of lawsuits argue trance female athletes have a natural and unfair advantage over competitors who were born female. The White House has referred the matter to university, saying trance rights are

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Pentagon faces scrutiny over response to Washington DC Capitol riot

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:33 sec | 8 months ago

Pentagon faces scrutiny over response to Washington DC Capitol riot

"Another development tonight related to the capital Riot, the commander of DC's National Guard is blaming the Pentagon for the guards. Slow response that afternoon. The Washington Post reports Major General William Walker was forbidden from Employing his own troops. Instead, he has to have had to ask the army secretary for approval, so his hands were tied when all hell broke loose, and the Capitol police chief was begging for help. Walker says he didn't get permission to deploy for an hour and 15 minutes. Walker and former Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy also briefed the House Appropriations Committee today.

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Trump Pressed Justice Department to Go Directly to Supreme Court to Overturn Election Results

AM Tampa Bay

00:21 sec | 8 months ago

Trump Pressed Justice Department to Go Directly to Supreme Court to Overturn Election Results

"A new report claims President Trump spent his last weeks in office, pressuring the Justice Department to ask the Supreme Court to rule against Joe Biden's election win The Wall Street Journal reports. Trump's plan also included firing, then acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen. Former Attorney General William Barr and Rosen said there was no basis to challenge the election results.

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Trump supporters show up to DC for election protest

AP 24 Hour News

00:43 sec | 9 months ago

Trump supporters show up to DC for election protest

"Of President Trump's air protest Ng this evening in Washington ahead of tomorrow's congressional vote to certify Joe Biden's electoral college victory. The crowd. Actually, Trump's already discredited claim that the election was stolen from him still Trump and his supporters have lost numerous court challenges on local, state and federal levels, including before the Supreme Court election officials from both political parties, governors in key battleground states and Trump's former attorney general William Barr, have all said there was no widespread fraud in the election.

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Cruz leads 11 GOP senators challenging Biden win over Trump

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 9 months ago

Cruz leads 11 GOP senators challenging Biden win over Trump

"Eleven Republican senators say they will challenge the outcome of the presidential election when Congress meets next week to certify the electoral college results that confirmed president elect Joe Biden won the eleven senators led by Ted Cruz of Texas say they will vote against certain state electors unless Congress appoints an electoral commission to immediately conduct an audit of the election results Mahler knowledge and they are unlikely to change the results the group says they will reject electors from what they describe as disputed states has not regularly given unlawfully certified election officials from both parties in president trump's now former Attorney General William Barr had said there was no evidence of widespread fraud and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has urged Republicans against efforts to overturn the election Ben Thomas Washington

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Attorney General Barr: Cyberattack "certainly appears" to be linked to Russia

KIRO Nights

00:30 sec | 9 months ago

Attorney General Barr: Cyberattack "certainly appears" to be linked to Russia

"The job. Attorney General William Barr disputed President Trump on several counts, including the need to appoint special counsels on election fraud, and President elect Joe Biden. On Hunter and who's behind a recent hack of U. S government agencies from the information I have, You know, I agree with Secretary Pompeo owes Assessment. It's certainly appears to be the Russians, but I'm not going to discuss it. Beyond that. President Trump blames China. This is CBS News,

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William Barr Sees ‘No Reason’ for Special Counsels for Hunter Biden, Election

Chris Krok

03:55 min | 9 months ago

William Barr Sees ‘No Reason’ for Special Counsels for Hunter Biden, Election

"With President Donald Trump. Outgoing Attorney General William Barr said today he saw no reason. To appoint a special counsel to look into the president's claims of election front or attacks and the tax investigation into the son of President elect Joe Biden things that Trump has really been looking forward to try to prove by the way, because let's face it. The sad reality of this. I don't care what you think about whether or not There was any election fraud or anything when it came to the coverage of the election. The media. Was if you don't believe that the mainstream media is now in Kohut when it comes to what they will and will not report You're kidding yourself. You're a fool. That's all there is to it. They bent over backwards not to report anything that hunter Biden did. I mean, there was a lad, Can you imagine? ALF. I will eventually finish a sentence. Yes. Can you imagine? If Donald Trump Jr or Ivanka Trump or any of the trump Children, even Tiffany If any of them had left the laptop. At a repair shop forgot about it. And then the information that was on one about that was on it about Hunter. Biden came out about one of the trump kids, can you there would have been wall to wall coverage. They would have. They would have preempted the mast singer just to talk about the trump Children like that, But because it was hunter Biden. Not only did they not talk about it, they full on hit it. I mean, when you're not when it's when you've got something like that, right in your face when you've got a practically a full on admission that he is using his father's influence in order to financially benefit himself when there's pictures of him using drugs on a laptop. And you don't do anything about it when there's absolutely no reporting about that. Anywhere but fringe news organizations. I mean, come on. I don't even care what you think about it because you know that if it was one of the trump Children, and that was out there, there would have been like I said, Wall to wall coverage. There would have been exposes. They would have taken off regular programming and gone news wall. The wall there would have been. I mean, you would have been able to avoid it. As it stands unless you had a particular political bent. You would have had to go out of your way to find the actual information about Hunter Biden, So it's It's really kind of disgusting now in its final press conference Mar also broke with Trump in reinforcing that federal officials believe Russia was behind the cyber espionage operation targeting the U. S government government. Trump has suggested without evidence that China could be responsible Bar said the investigation and 100 Biden's financial dealings with being handled responsibly and professionally. He said. I have not seen a reason to appoint a special counsel and I have no plan to do so before I leave. The reason that Trump wants a special counsel is because if there's a special counsel in investigating it It would make it more difficult for Biden to shut it down the way the investigation is right now, if when a Democratic age comes in, they can. They can shut it down and given the fact that pretty easily by the way, given the fact that what I was just saying that the mainstream media would wouldn't even touch the story with a 10 FT pole. If they shut the investigation down. If Biden the points is a ghee and gets in there, and the first thing they do is shut the investigation down. Odds are pretty good. You won't hear about it.

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AG: 'No reason' for special counsel on election, Biden's son

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 9 months ago

AG: 'No reason' for special counsel on election, Biden's son

"Outgoing Attorney General William Barr says he sees no reason for special counsel to investigate the presidential election and president elect Joe Biden's son by repeated an earlier statement to the AP he sees no evidence of president trump's claim of widespread voting fraud I see no basis now for seizing machines by the federal government sources tell the AP the president has consulted special counsels on the investigation of hunter Biden I think that it's being handled responsibly and professionally that involves the financial dealings of the president-elect's son to this point I have not seen a reason to appoint a special counsel and I have no plan to do so before I leave Baru also broke with the president in reinforcing the belief Russia was behind the cyber espionage operation targeting the U. S. government at Donahue Washington

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US announces new criminal charges in Pan Am terrorist bombing

Glenn Beck

00:45 sec | 9 months ago

US announces new criminal charges in Pan Am terrorist bombing

"Of persistence bear fruit on Lisa Brady Fox to use. That's how one family member describes it is, new charges were announced in the deadly attack on an airliner. Fox is Rachel Sutherland has more live. Lisa more than 30. Years after the bombing of Pan Am Flight, one of three over Lockerbie, Scotland, and Trade General William Barr announced United States Has filed criminal charges against the third conspirator. Bua Gill up my suit care. I'll hurry me the former Libyan intelligence officer, an alleged bomb makers believed to be in Libya. The attack in 1988 killed 270 people after he resigned far as President Trump for another week on the job to announce the new charges in the Pan Am case.

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"general william" Discussed on 1170 The Answer

1170 The Answer

01:51 min | 9 months ago

"general william" Discussed on 1170 The Answer

"President's claim of election fraud and the investigation into Joe Biden, son Hunter. Our went to the White House on Monday, where Mr Trump said he submitted his letter of resignation. The president has publicly expressed his anger about bar statement to The Associated Press earlier this month. The Justice Department had found no widespread election fraud that would change the outcome of the election. Mr Trump says Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen will become acting attorney general. Are will leave before Christmas. Once again, Attorney General William Barr has resigned. Health officials are urging people to get the new Corona virus vaccine that is rolling out today. Operation Warp Speed, chief science adviser Doctor Monster have slowly says it's crucial that the American people be educated about the vaccine. Safety is very important that we Increase in number of Americans that except to be vaccinated Based on facts and data and reality because vaccines on shelf are useless, and unless the majority the large majority of escorts vaccinated Would not be able to control this pandemic. California Governor Gavin Newsom is facing a possible recall election as the nation's most populous state struggles to emerge from the Corona virus crisis. Organizers say they collected over half of the nearly 1.5 million petition signatures needed to place the recall on the ballot recall organizers have until mid March to gather signatures. California's last recall was in 2003. When voters installed Arnold Schwarzenegger's governor after ousting me, unpopular Democrat Gray Davis. Correspondent Jeremy House reporting once again the top story at this hour, Attorney General William Barr has resigned more on these stories at town Hall, calm Wild fire hazards can be deadly serious. That's why yard cleanup and maintenance is so.

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"general william" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

05:37 min | 1 year ago

"general william" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

"I just had one other point that I think it is important underscored separate issue and that is Countries that are trying to interfere as we speak with the election process that we're in right now. The fact that he said that he believes based on the intelligence that he says, he's seen it is China. That is much more aggressive. Now than Russia that flies in the face of CNN's reporting and others that it is actually Russia's still just like in two thousand sixteen that is far more aggressive and we know that China is the country that the trump administration and more. Importantly, the trump campaign is trying to use as a campaign issue against Joe, Biden and to use it. As against really the corona virus and against everything that they hand to show the ills of this country. That is not Donald Trump's fault. But another entity or countries fault and I thought that was very fascinating that he leaned so far into that all you have to do wolf is look at the statement that was issued by bill, Evans who's the top? Official of the Director National Intelligence who's handling the election security and he said that the Russians are actively interfering to hurt the Biden campaign what he said about what the Chinese and the Iranians are doing is that they are they have a preference for president trump to lose the election So if you listen to that, if you read that statement, what you see is that there's one country that is actively interfering in. The current election according to that public statement from the deny and that is Russia. Now, look the Chinese are serious threat and I think the attorney general was trying to portray that without divulging intelligence. But you know I think it is an issue that you know he's trying to draw distinction that Bill Evans is not making your voice sort of kind of downplayed it. Right? He was talking about this idea of you kind of. Hack something, hacking email, and dump information, and then social media. We obviously know from what we saw in twenty sixteen. This can be can be very complex a million dollar operations, all sorts of people out of Russia and so that was interesting but again, I, think this is. Donald Trump Gothi attorney general he wanted in bill bar he was obviously dissatisfied with Jeff Sessions..

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"general william" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

05:40 min | 1 year ago

"general william" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

"Just heard from the Attorney General William Borrow my exclusive one on one interview our correspondents and analysts are with us. Evan Perez you cover the Justice Department for us what jumped out at you. Wolf. Look I've known the Attorney General for for many years and one of the things that we've noticed this time around he's serving as the attorney general in the president trump is that we often have the president goes out and says sometimes outlandish things and then the attorney general tries to figure out a way to make that true and we've seen that repeatedly. In the last few months, the president went out and talked about how ANTIFA was responsible for all of violence. What we've seen in the intervening months, we've seen a number of cases involving some right wing groups of Google movement that Dave been carrying out attempted terrorist attacks including in. Las Vegas have been a number of cases we've seen very few people associated with ANTIFA. The attorney. General Go. Focuses on the ANTIFA of violence or anything related to it, and we've also seen you know the president talk recently in the last few days about. People clad in black trying to fly into Kenosha in other localities to carry out violence and I was stunned to see the attorney general sort of try to hang some measure of truth to what the President seemed to be passing on, which was a conspiracy theory that has been living on facebook I don't know that even inside the Justice Department or at the FBI people have the evidence to back this up the attorney general. Sort of was trying to grasp at straws to try to make that true and that's part of the problem wolf with the attorney general why he's perceived in the way he is. He's very defensive when people accuse him of trying defend the president being there simply for for the sake of the president and it's incidents like what we just saw today that make people make that accusation and I think that's one of the problems for this attorney general. Jeffrey Toobin was interesting that he seemed to. Defend what the president was suggesting over these past couple of days were these groups of individuals flying into Washington and they were plotting to violence at the.

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"general william" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

05:51 min | 1 year ago

"general william" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

"I asked the question because US intelligence officials have said they've seen no information or intelligence that foreign countries where the Russia or Galilee asked the question. But I have answered that question several times says, no, I don't have any information because this is the first time we tried such a thing. During your tenure as Attorney General of the United States, how many indictments you brought against people committing voter fraud I couldn't tell you off the top of my head, but several I know a handful. I can't I don't know several. Does it sound like too many? I don't know I. Don't know how many we have. I know there are a number of investigations right now. Some very big ones in states. The president also has said and I'm. Quoting. Him directly that he's ready to send sheriff's law enforcement and US attorneys to polling places on election day you're the attorney general can the president do that legally? I it depends if he's responding to a particular criminal threat. He says he's just wants to do it as a I I didn't hear him say that. The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf set on CNN we don't have any authority to do that right? That's what he specifically said. Well if there was no, there was A. Specific investigative danger that we that we detected some problem and risk as you raise that possibility with you to send justice and law enforcement to polling places on election day. November third now as a precaution now but sometimes, they have been in the past to enforce civil rights because he said we're GONNA send share. We, we've done so in the past and for civil rights to make sure that people were not being. Harassed and and there was no suppression of vote against African Americans. Let's talk a little bit about foreign interference Russia's specifically the top. Elections official in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Our Office of National Intelligence revealed publicly last month that Russia is working to help president trump get elected while both China and Iran prefer Joe Biden to win. First of all, do accept that Russia is once again interfering in the US presidential election. I accept that there. There are some preliminary activity that suggests that they might try again. What does that mean? But that's all I'm saying. You think that Russia is the you see you've seen intelligent it wouldn't surprise. It wouldn't surprise me if Russia tries something again. Of the same General John Roth before I mean this influence basically is two kinds of things. It's hacking dumb. You get into someone's mail system then try to disclose embarrassing documents wouldn't surprise me if they try something like that or any other country tries it. The other way is you know social media and putting things add on social because the intelligence community says Russia China and Iran are seeking to interfere in the US presidential for various reasons but mostly they want so descent in our country exacerbate racial tensions, etc. that of those three countries that the intelligence community has pointed to Russia China and Iran, which is the most the sort of the most aggressive in this area..

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"general william" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

03:24 min | 1 year ago

"general william" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

"Okay because that kind of thing happens with male and and everyone knows that there are individuals cases but as far as widespread fraud, we haven't seen that since. So we have we haven't had the kind of widespread use of mail in ballots is being proposed we've had. Ballots from people who request them from specific address. Now, what we're talking about is mailing them to everyone on the voter lists. When everyone knows those voter lists are accurate people who should get them don't get them, which was what has been one of the major complaints in states that have tried this in municipal elections and people who get them are not the right people. There are people who have replaced the occupy the previous occupant, and they can make them out and sometimes multiple ballots come to the same address with a whole generate several generations of occupants. You think that's the way to run a vote. The only thing I'm saying is that so far we haven't seen widespread fraud, but far, we haven't tried it. Well, the point is that a lot of st there are several states that only have mayland voting including republic fish with fire. This is playing with fire. We're very closely divided country here, and if people have to have confidence in the results of the election and the legitimacy of the government and people. Trying to change the rules to this to this methodology, which as a matter of logic is very open to fraud and coercion is reckless and dangerous and the people are playing with fire. I will point out there are five states that only have mayland voting including Utah, Colorado, Washington State Oregon Hawaii, and they've they've reported over the years. They've had virtually no problems but WHO's trying to change the rules right now? Say The people who want to go to mass mail in ballots. But. You understand why there is a corona virus pandemic and a lot of people potentially if they waited long lines when they go to the polls they could get they could get sick especially older people or people with underlying conditions. As a result, a lot of people WANNA change the rules so they don't have to go on. Well, you don't have to touch all the appropriate way to deal with that is number one arrangements at the polls that protect people which can be done and number. Two people who are have pre existing conditions are particularly vulnerable can get an absentee ballot. I have no problem with I voted by absentee about not by mail I actually went to the office to cast my vote, but absentee ballots are flying. Let's move on and talk a little bit about another suggestion you've said, you were worried that a foreign country could send thousands of fake ballots, thousands of fake balanced people and it might be impossible to detect. What are you basing that on I'm basing as I've said, repeatedly basing that on logic. Logic. But have you seen any evidence that a foreign country is trying to intervention saying? No I'm saying people are creating about foreign influence. If we use a ballot system with the system that some you know that states are just now in trying to adopt it does leave open the possibility of counterfeiting counterfeiting ballots by someone here or Country could do that. I. Think anyone could do it. Have you seen any evidence that they're trying to do? The most things can be counterfeited? That's why we go to the trouble of key. Count of making our money the way we make it now you know. Should. We have Minnesota print up our money on on regular parchment paper..

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"general william" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

04:59 min | 1 year ago

"general william" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

"My message to them would be what it would be to all Americans, which is in cases where it's possible or there's concern over excessive force we have a process in this country to make that determination and involves initially the state looking at it, and also the federal government, and we are investigating it and That should follow due process and be fair to everybody including the police officer. And violence is not appropriate. Our justice system has to respond to Analysis reason. US Not mob violence. So you testified that you think you understand the conversations. This is when you were testifying before Congress that black parents have with their children about racism in this country how do you think African American parents around the country explain to their kids what exactly happened to Jacob Blake, for example, and why police officer had his knee on George. Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes. I'm not GonNa Talk About Blake the Blake case or not because I think it's different than the floyd. Case different well, floyd was already subdued incapacitated in handcuffs and was not armed in the in the Jacob case, he was in the midst of committing a felony and he was armed. So That's a big difference. His plan for family says he was an armed. Well I think there may have been a knife in the car, but he was an armed when he was shot well, the that's what his family and his lawyers. I stated what I believe is to be the difference and that's why I don't want. I don't want I. Don't want I don't want I don't want to talk about if they're interchangeable. Okay. Now I I did say that I think that there appears to be a phenomenon in the country where African Americans feel that they're treated when. They're stopped by police frequently as suspect before they are treated as citizens I don't think that that necessarily reflect some deep-seated racism in police departments or most police officers. I think the same kind of behavior is done by African American police officers I. Think There are stereotypes I think people operate very frequently according to stereotypes and I think it takes extra precaution and the on the part of law enforcement. To make sure we don't reduce people to stereotypes we treat them as individuals. Because on this program Jacob Lake senior the father said there were two justice systems in our country..

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"general william" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

05:13 min | 1 year ago

"general william" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

"This is CNN breaking news at welcome to our viewers here in the United States and around the World Wolf. In the situation room, we're joined this hour by the Attorney General of the United States William Bar Attorney General thank you so much. Well coming in I. Know You're incredibly busy. We have a lot to talk about I wanNA talk about Wisconsin in Oregon but I wanNa Start and get your reaction to what we heard from the president of the United. States. About you last night listen to this. Bill. Bar. Can Down as the greatest attorney general in the history of country. or he can go down it's just another guy it depends. Is it appropriate for the president of the United States to be putting pressure on you In in the way he clearly did. I don't feel any pressure from that. You don't think he's trying to pressure you into going forward with the indictments in criminal charges and stuff like that. No. That's you know when we talk in private, he doesn't talk like that. So. He doesn't talk like that you privately, but publicly he is but is it appropriate for president of the United States to be speaking like that publicly about the? What's what do you think is inappropriate that what he let me play another clip this is what he said three weeks ago or so elaborate listen to this. I. Hope they're not going to be politically correct and I hope they do because the fact is this was president. Obama. Knew everything Vice President Biden as dumb as he may be he knew everything and everybody else do everything they spied. On my campaign, which is treason they spied both before and after I won Bill Bach and go down as the greatest attorney general, the history of our country or he can go down as just an average guy it depends on what's going to happen I. See smiling. But I I sort of responded to that by saying that you know if I was really concerned about being politically correct that wouldn't joined the administration and also I held a press conference and said that neither President Obama or Vice President Biden were under investigation, but that's hopefully that's. Appropriate, you've worked for another President President George H W Bush is it appropriate for a president to be urging you to launch criminal investigations against his political opponents? Well, we he has. I didn't take that as launching a criminal investigation. We're we're reviewing the Russia gate thing and I think he's interested in the results of it but I didn't think it was appropriate for either Vice President Biden, or Camila Harris to call for the charging of a police officer before that matters reviewed and all the facts..

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"general william" Discussed on Verdict with Ted Cruz

Verdict with Ted Cruz

03:22 min | 1 year ago

"general william" Discussed on Verdict with Ted Cruz

"As riots, vandalism, and even all out autonomous zones combined with calls to defend the police. We sit down with the nation's top cop attorney. General William Barr this verdict with Ted Cruz? Welcome back verdict with Ted. Cruz I'm Michael, Knowles we get to the attorney general and just one second, but first I want to thank all of you who have listened and watched the show. We've now hit over ten million views. That is more than I think. We thought was going to happen. So thank you so much. If you haven't already please go over to apple podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Leave a five star review. Review and subscribe now wherein a new location today not our usual studio senator. You have brought a friend. Thank you, Mr Attorney General for being here, you know. The news broke just moments ago that you will testify before the House Judiciary Committee next month, so we are honored that you would sit down with us I and very much appreciated I wanna get right into this. Obviously, there's so much going on, and it occurs to me. We have a man who writes the laws. We have the man who enforces the laws, and we have popular calls for utter lawlessness in the country. How do we restore order? Well it's going to. It's going to take both state and local government as well as federal government. Federal Government is best positioned to address this kind of violence and lawlessness after it occurs because we don't have FBI agents walking the beat. and in fact when when the real violent started around may twenty fifth six and so forth. we started using our joint terrorist task forces around the country and there thirty five of them around the country it involves all state and local jurisdictions all the federal agencies and it's the system we designed to follow terrorists, and now they are starting to go full bore cranking out investigations indictments against the people who are involved in this violence so we've had scores of indictments already from for such things as arson destruction of federal property, things like that and we. We have right now about five hundred investigations underway, so it's picking up pace, and we are committed to holding accountable. The people engaged in this, but we still have to try to stop it before it happens, and that's where the burden is right now on state and local and in many places. They're not stepping up to the plate there. They're not doing their job, so I know it's early, but but how much indications are y'all saying of coordination planning rather than spontaneous acts of violence, right? We are we are seeing Strong evidence of of coordination and many of these violent. Episodes. From the mentally what you have here is you have demonstrators. Some of them go there with the intent of demonstrating, but you have a group of provocateurs agitators, sometimes a significant group that tried to convert those into violent activity and They seem to be very well coordinated when they show up a number of Moore associated with the movement called Antiga, but they go by various names, but frequently anarchistic. They WANNA tear down..

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"general william" Discussed on AP News

AP News

02:10 min | 1 year ago

"general william" Discussed on AP News

"Jack Attorney General William Barr who's under fire for lowering the sentencing recommendation for a friend of president trump's is criticizing the president for tweeting about the justice department Attorney General William Barr tells ABC's Pierre Thomas it's time to stop the tweeting a bad department of justice criminal case far says trump's tweets have done real damage about cases pending in the department and about judges before whom we have cases make it impossible for me to do my job the ABC interview comes after bar over ruled his own prosecutors who recommended trump so long time confident Roger stone be sentenced to seven to nine years in prison bar is scheduled to testify to Congress at the end of next month Tim acquire Washington president trump's expected to veto a bill that passed in the Senate it would restrict his ability to launch military action against Iran without congressional approval the house approved a measure to remove the decades old deadline long past for ratifying the equal rights amendment tending the date for the ratification of the equal rights amendment it's an historic day it's a happy day that's house speaker Nancy Pelosi days of torrential rain across the southeast leaving the threat of flooding for hundreds of residents in Jackson Mississippi the rising Pearl River is threatening homes Kentucky reports more than a hundred water rescues in recent days it was a warm greeting in Cambodia for hundreds of cruise ship passengers they've been stranded at sea because of fears of the corona virus and fears over surging cases of that new virus also affected stocks the Dow Jones industrial average dropped a hundred twenty eight points the nasdaq fell thirteen this is ABC news the defense in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial wrapped up its case reading aloud friendly emails from women after the Hollywood producer reportedly attacked them our Mike Sestak reports the prosecution's up next muscular Joan.

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"general william" Discussed on AP News

AP News

02:11 min | 1 year ago

"general william" Discussed on AP News

"Jack the general William Barr who's under fire for lowering the sentencing recommendation for a friend of president trump's is criticizing the president for tweeting about the justice department Attorney General William Bartels ABC's Pierre Thomas it's time to stop the tweeting a bad department of justice criminal case far says trump's tweets have done real damage about cases pending in the department and about judges before whom we have cases make it impossible for me to do my job the ABC interview comes after bar over ruled his own prosecutors who recommended trump so long time confident Roger stone be sentenced to seven to nine years in prison bar is scheduled to testify to Congress at the end of next month Tim acquire Washington president trump's expected to veto a bill that passed in the Senate it would restrict his ability to launch military action against Iran without congressional approval the house approved a measure to remove the decades old deadline long past for ratifying the equal rights amendment ending the date for the ratification of the equal rights amendment it's an historic day it's a happy day that's house speaker Nancy Pelosi days of torrential rain across the southeast leaving the threat of flooding for hundreds of residents in Jackson Mississippi the rising Pearl River is threatening homes Kentucky reports more than a hundred water rescues in recent days it was a warm greeting in Cambodia for hundreds of cruise ship passengers they've been stranded at sea because of fears of the corona virus and fears over surging cases of that new virus also affected stocks the Dow Jones industrial average dropped a hundred twenty eight points the nasdaq fell thirteen this is ABC news the defense in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial wrapped up its case reading aloud friendly emails from women after the Hollywood producer reportedly attacked them our Mike Sestak reports the prosecution's up next muscular Joan Illuzzi.

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"general william" Discussed on AP News

AP News

02:13 min | 1 year ago

"general william" Discussed on AP News

"Jack the general William Barr who's under fire for lowering the sentencing recommendation for a friend of president trump's is criticizing the president for tweeting about the justice department Attorney General William Barr tells ABC's Pierre Thomas it's time to stop the tweeting a bad department of justice criminal case far says trump's tweets have done real damage about cases pending in the department and about judges before whom we have cases make it impossible for me to do my job the ABC for whom we have cases make it impossible for me to do my job the ABC interview comes after bar over ruled his own prosecutors who recommended trump so long time confident Roger stone be sentenced to seven to nine years in prison bar is scheduled to testify to Congress at the end of next month Tim acquire Washington president trump's expected to veto a bill that passed in the Senate it would restrict his ability to launch military action against Iran without congressional approval the house approved a measure to remove the decades old deadline long past for ratifying the equal rights amendment ending the date for the ratification of the equal rights amendment it's an historic day it's a happy day that's house speaker Nancy Pelosi days of torrential rain across the southeast leaving the threat of flooding for hundreds of residents in Jackson Mississippi the rising Pearl River is threatening homes Kentucky reports more than a hundred water rescues in recent days it was a warm greeting in Cambodia for hundreds of cruise ship passengers they've been stranded at sea because of fears of the corona virus and fears over surging cases of that new virus also affected stocks the Dow Jones industrial average dropped a hundred twenty eight points the nasdaq fell thirteen this is ABC news the defense in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial wrapped up its case reading aloud friendly emails from women after the Hollywood producer reportedly attacked.

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"general william" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

09:20 min | 1 year ago

"general william" Discussed on Fresh Air

"He's talked about the executive branches the most effective branch of the government and that when the United States has has faced you know major threats even existential threats from the civil war to the Great Depression. Two World War Two. He feels that the executive branch is what has responded most cost-effectively and and really saved The United States Many people disagree with that view. But you know he he feels that you need a decisive Individual with a democratic mandate you know elected by the people the United States that can act decisively that the legislative branch is sort of two divided and judicial additional branches to to slow To kind of respond in a decisive ways that are needed to defend the country right. That's an argument for efficacy. Is there a constitutional institutional argument as well. I mean is this what the founders intended. Well this is this great debate and we'll talk about what's happening today but many people say no You know Donald IRA who was a you know a deputy attorney general Also in the Bush administration you know told me that Bars views on presidential power are chilling and deeply really disturbing Laurence tribe a Harvard professor. Some would say left leaning. You know he said that if bars views of executive power you know take hold old will have a chief executive who is more powerful than king billboard grew up Catholic. He's remained a committed Catholic all his life. A man of faith. Is there evidence that this has affected his judgements or justice department policies or his religious convictions reflected in policy moves made made by the department. I think it's very important that you know to let his faith private and and it's hard for me to say it's impossible to say you know whether it's impacts impacts His thinking he does Support and the Justice Department filed briefs pushing for government tuition reimbursements to go to religious schools. There's a couple of states those have been filed and He supports that in his speech at Notre Dame he talked about religious education being a really important in cure for social ills. He felt that religion was more effective at ending though social ills than government intervention and. You know there's divides in the Catholic Church. You know there are liberal Catholics. WHO disagree with that they're conservative Catholics? Who supported and so? It's hard to say but he does back taxpayer funding being of of religious schools. And he's a very strong opponent of abortion. Rights see supports the overturning Roe V. Wade you also noted that when he was attorney any general under George Herbert Walker Bush that he had some strong views on the nature of crime and the criminal justice system and there was a religious element to that too wasn't wasn't there Bartok's publicly about morality and the need for religion is in his speech at Notre Dame he said that for democracy to survive many he people needed to be Observant that religion would cause people to follow a moral order and the law and act properly and uphold democracy. Many eight people were offended by that. They said that you know the founding fathers talked about separation in charge that you don't need to be religious to participate in democracy you you can be an atheist and then there was a separate Statement he gave a nineteen ninety-five symposium where he spoke about violent crime and he argued that the root cause of crime was not poverty but immorality morality He said violent crimes caused not by physical factors such as not enough food stamps in stamp program but ultimately by moral factors and again and liberals sort of find this offensive they find it sort of preaching and worries them that there's this sort of message. They contend that you have to be religious to sort of be a you know properly functioning member of society or that that there's sort of a a a message being sent That violates the bedrock doc American separation of church and state. The you should be free to follow any religion you wish and free to follow no religion. bars ars defenders. Say He's he's just expressing. His views and liberals are overreacting to what he has said. We're GONNA bar came into the trump administration After the president fired jeff sessions but before he was appointed. He sent this pretty. Well publicized. Now Nineteen Page legal memo to Rod Rosenstein Rosenstein the Deputy Attorney General about the Muller Investigation. What did it say it said that the president can only be guilty of obstructing directing justice if he does a handful of a very severe things such as destroying evidence or clearly and openly pressuring a witness to lie and many people feel that the message of the memo which he submitted before he was nominated was that he would defend trump and trump was furious? Jeff sessions because because he felt he wasn't kind of reining in the Mueller investigation and trump famously. Said where is my Roy. Cohn I want my Roy Cohn and that's a reference to this very famous Amos New York lawyer who was in a senator McCarthy during McCarthyism in the sixties when many people were questioned unfairly about being communists. But it's this kind of no olds bar You know fight for your client attack your opponent's approach that law that Roy Cohn embodied that trump was sort of looking for he wants an attorney general who functions as his fighter his advocate. And you know the story says you know he wants an attorney general. That's going to be his his sword and shield right. Did trump have much of a relationship relationship with Barbie for this was the bar supporter or contributor to trump He wasn't he actually barmaid. Many donations to mainstream Republicans bar back act Jeb Bush in the primaries but he quickly turned around on trump. He you know bar felt that the media was critical of trump. that the left sort of overreacted to trump's chiefs win and so there's a sense that bar kind of Goes into this job. Because he sees the presidency being weakened he sees the Mueller investigation in as like deluding presidential power and again he believes it's critical for the country to have a strong president He also believes the Justice Department is sort of Being weak and so so I I got the sense from people close to bar that he's you know more loyal to the presidency And these beliefs he has and I think he's a clear supporter president trump. But but he is. He's working for his view of of what the constitutional system should be rather than you know solely out of personal loyalty to Donald Trump. I was Gonna ask what you heard from people who know bar about this memo. I mean it's no small thing to write this nineteen page memo that. Nobody asked for did people's see this as I dunno driven by ambition or is it his principal belief that things were going the wrong direction so his friends said it was his principal belief that things are going in the wrong direction and he had to you know step in and he was at the end of his career and he could. Do you know what he felt was right. And and then there's others it said it was. He wanted to get back in the game that it was a clear signal to the president and the trump administration That he would defend the president from anything Muller IT WAS GONNA do trump points William bar think. He says he was my top choice from day. One or words to that effect When Bart takes over the Justice Department you write that morale was low in part because president trump had required the justice department to defend contorted legal positions like what the trump legal agenda is farther right than the Reagan administration are sort of any Or the George W Bush administration has taken and One of the striking things is that the Justice Department under president trump and under bar There was several automakers that made an agreement to to reduce their emissions with the state of California. The trump bar justice department immediately announced an antitrust investigation against those automakers because because privately White House officials saw this agreement as a PR stunt that was you know out to embarrass the administration. And that's just one example of this extraordinary use of the justice this department to sort of attack companies corporations that are seen as enemies by the White House and this is very different from a private sector that the Reagan administration you know believed in unfettered capitalism. You you wouldn't create an antitrust investigation to attack company. You know you let it do its business yes And that's what's so different about the trump era David Road story about William Bars in the January twentieth edition of The New Yorker and at New Yorker Kerr Dot com after a break. He'll talk about bars. Handling of the mother. Report and the whistleblower complaint about President Trump's phone call to the president of Ukraine also so TV critic David B. and Cooley Reviews Star Trek Picard starring. Sir Patrick Stewart I'm Dave Davies and this is fresh air support for this podcast and the following message come from University of Maryland Global Campus Make Twenty twenty the year. 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"general william" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

11:43 min | 1 year ago

"general william" Discussed on Fresh Air

"From whyy in Philadelphia. This is fresh air. I'm Dave Davies in for Terry Gross. Today a look at president trump's controversial attorney general. William Bar veteran journalist. David Road says bar is trump's most feared criticized and effective cabinet member in a piece in the New Yorker Road explores bars long held conservative Riveta values and is longstanding commitment to expanding presidential power a principal now being tested as the impeachment trial unfolds in the Senate yet again. We're having this great debate. About how much power should the president have. How much power should congress have to investigate? The president's conduct and bar isn't directly involved in the trial but his is broad support. His philosophical support for a stronger presidency is clearly helping trump also TV critic. David Bean Cooley reviews star. Trek Picard. Starring Sir Patrick Stewart it premieres tonight on CBS. All access support for this podcast comes from the Neubauer family foundation supporting. WHYY's wise fresh air and its commitment to sharing ideas and encouraging meaningful conversation. President trump fired his first attorney. General Jeff sessions after complaining. Planning sessions had failed to protect him from a special council investigation in his replacement current attorney. General William Bar. Trump has a fierce advocate an article for the New Yorker magazine. Our guest veteran journalist. David Road says bar has acted as trump's political sword and shield presenting sanitized. Summary of special counsel Robert Muller's findings to the public and launching his own investigation into the FBI's probe of the trump campaign's possible ties to Russia. And the the intelligence community assessment that Russia intervened and the two thousand sixteen election in his Article Road Explores the roots of bars conservative values and his longstanding longstanding commitment to expanding the powers of the Presidency David wrote is a longtime investigative journalist. He's now executive editor for news at New Yorker worker DOT com. He's written a book in deep the FBI the CIA and the truth about America's deep state which will be published in April his his article about William Bar Appears in the January twentieth edition of the magazine and is available on New Yorker Dot Com. Well David Road welcome back to fresh air. You say in this piece. That William Bar is the most feared criticized at effective member of trump's cabinet. But it's clear from your piece that his fervent advocacy on a lot of these issues isn't new that he has firm convictions about law and politics that date back decades you write about an address he gave at Notre Dame last fall which you say was a case for ideological warfare What was his message his message as you know there are various ones but the key one was that he felt that organized religion in the United States was under assault? And I think you know there are many Americans Who are our religious that feel this way he talked about sort of the? There's a combination of the Hollywood elite In the mass media Sort of attacking jacking people. That are of faith I you know many Americans would disagree with that and say that that point was exaggerated. But it's a it was a sort of a of a A theme Trumpian theme of kind of being under siege That conservatives are under siege and under assault and a theme of also so of Grievance so it was more a decorous than you know frankly. President trump speaks but he was sort of hitting the same The same points and pushing the same buttons. It's clear that bars convictions. Our long-held they go way back tell us a bit about his family life. So bar grew up on the upper west side of Manhattan Hatton. Both of his parents taught at Columbia different points in their career His mom was also an editor at redbook magazine and his father was a headmaster of Dalton. Sort of an elite private school school He went to Horace Mann which was a an elite private school as well in New York and this was in the middle of the Vietnam era and he was then at that point is life absolutely convinced in one thing and that is at the present. United States should have total authority to respond to threats to the United States and he debated I talked it to some of his high school classmates. The balance of power you know Congress versus the president and their dishes airy and even at that point as a teenager bill bar was like the president needs the authority to act unilaterally and foreign affairs he supported the war in Vietnam and he believed that passionately then and to this day. He is a an aggressive arrested supporter of presidential power. He went to a parochial school as a kid the family were were were deeply committed Catholics. Right they were and he's an observant Catholic today and I you know. I don't think that's a major issue that sets his personal life and it's fine but he was very political even In in the parochial school. you know He. He told none That he wanted to vote for Richard Nixon when he was in elementary school and The non replied. You know I'll Apprai- for you then But that to his credit is the kind of courage of his convictions. He's always been willing to sort of speak out You know stand up for what he believes then. And he's been very very consistent throughout his life about what he's fighting for. He Goes College at Columbia. which must have been at the height of the student? Protest Movement did did his thinking drift left at all from that experience. I know from again. We heard his. He was sort of repulsed by this according to folks in him at the time time when Columbia students that have famously took over the main administration building He saw this as sort of chaotic and so while you know everyone else of his generation or many of the people of his generation are protesting the war he actually did internships at the CIA his father had served in the precursor to the CIA in World War. Two and you know young Bill Barr of graduates from Columbia. Doesn't internship at the CIA to Graduate School at Columbia as well in you know does is Chinese studies but his first job out of graduate school is actually at the CIA as an analyst about China so he becomes an analyst at the CIA. Okay then goes to law school and then find himself at the CIA as office of Legal Counsel and this is when George Herbert Walker Bush was director of the CIA. What kind kind of issues was the CIA confronting at that time? So they were. You know watching an classic power struggle on full between Congress and the President This is after Watergate of but there had been a congressional investigation of famous Senate Committee called Church Committee that had found decades of abuses by the CIA and the FBI. I where both organizations had spied on Americans they spied on Martin Luther King You know the FBI sent king false letters of the C. I. A. Spied Spied on John Lennon so there was an effort by Congress to enact all these laws restrict what the CIA was doing and they're sort of a great anecdote Where George TURBOT Walker Bush then the CIA director is testifying before Congress to congresswoman from New York famous one Bella Abzug Her male had been opened by the CIA for decades Geico because she had represented various people. Accuse them McCarthyism and so there was a law that Congress wanted to enact whereas would apologized. Every American who's letter had been an open by the agency. Bush testified against that at one point in the hearing he turns around and ask Bar this sort of young age in his late twenties for advice. How to answer a question question Bush takes bars advice. You know delivers the answer bar. Recommends and bars really struck by George H W Bush and impressed by him right he he. He then moves into the government in the Reagan White House. Reagan is elected Ronald Reagan in nineteen eighty. He becomes a White House. Deputy Assistant Director for Legal Policy Z.. And over the course of the Reagan administration the there were big issues about independent counsel investigations into government misconduct in-duct in part because of this huge scandal the Iran Contra scandal. You WanNa remind us what that was about and bars view of these issues Yeah it's the mid nineteen eighties the continuation of this same debate from the seventies about the balance of power between Congress and the President Congress had passed a law specifically banning the Reagan administration from aiding anti-communist rebels the contras in Nicaragua and the White House. began a secret effort to funnel money to those was guerrilla groups in Central America. They sold weapons to Iran. Partly in a way to try to get some American hostages free that were being held in Lebanon and then they use is the proceeds from the arm sales to fund the contras that became the Iran. Contra scandal it was completely illegal You know William Casey the CIA. I director ran this. He violated again. A law passed by Congress. Barring this aid there's a huge inquiry There's a you know a joint congressional committee that looks into it and there's these famous scenes of Oliver North Testifying he had you know. Run this this secret program that was illegal and north defiantly finally said the president and myself as his aid. We have to act unilaterally to defend the country and it's the same argument went over and over again after the Reagan administration. William Bar is actually appointed attorney general by George Herbert Walker Bush who wins the nineteen eighty eight election and this issue of special counsel investigations into this scandal. The secret arms sales the Iran Contra scandal affected a lot of people's lives What role did did borough play? What happened so near the end of the Bush administration and there was a lot of complaints that the special counsel who've been appointed to investigate iran-contra Lawrence Walsh was was overzealous and about a half dozen? People have been convicted acted or were awaiting trial and after Bush lost the nineteen ninety-two election to bill. Clinton Bush personally sort of blamed the special counsel and the Continuing Shadow Veron on Contra for hurting his re-election effort and Bush then pardoned about a half dozen of these former administration officials who've been convicted or awaiting trial under the Iran Contre Special Prosecutor bill very much supported that Ignoring special counsels fit his philosophy of executive power. He felt that the creation of a special process which came out of Watergate was dilution and a weakening of presidential power. He felt that inspectors general which are also these independent and Investigators that look for waste fraud and abuse created by Congress. They you know are as well. So bar supported these pardons But they are very controversial. It was seen as the major blow to Congress's power in essence these half dozen officials could violate a law Lied to Congress and get pardoned for it and and if there's going to be a sort of balance of power you know it's good for administration officials to fear lying to Congress into fear breaking laws. Yeah this this is. This is an interesting dispute here. And before he was attorney. General for President Bush. He headed the justice. Department's Office of Legal Counsel. You mentioned that he wrote a memo Komo on executive in congressional power that gives us a sense of what his logic here was. I mean doesn't the executive need some check on on its actions in speeches over the years..

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"general william" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

01:41 min | 2 years ago

"general william" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"General William bar was grilled about his response to the Miller report. The first of may here on this Wednesday. We'll have details coming up on those stories. But right now, it's traffic and weather together every ten minutes here is Dane had guys. And right now, we check your travel times are okay. Downtown of the split is now about thirteen minutes a little slow in midtown. And around the Marconi curve. Big surprise, also, the splits Roseville, ten minutes. So nothing to worry about their fourteen minute trip downtown L grove on southbound I five you're on ninety nine. It's going to be two minutes longer, sixteen minutes there. Downtown Folsom already building up twenty seven minutes as you head out on eastbound fifty also downtown to woodland northbound I five is eighteen minutes the way northbound I five at the American river bridge of a traffic hazard. There wasn't the number three lane. They should have it over to the shoulder by now and out to Davis. Westbound eighty just ten minute ride to Mace boulevard and traffic on the tens every ten minutes. Mornings and afternoons data has news ninety three point one KFI k wasn't the rest of this afternoon. Sunny with a high of. Seventy eight this evening. It'll be nice tonight. Mainly clear what the low forty eight Marley warmer with sunshine. Eighty two for the high end by clouds Friday, continued warm with a high again, eighty two I'm AccuWeather meteorologist Frank straight. News ninety three point one K F B got fifty three degrees right now up at south Lake Tahoe. Seventy eight in Roseville Seventy-nine here in Sacramento. It's two minutes past four now at news ninety three point one k if became. Protesters meetings suck no county sheriff's deputies who are trying to victims one hundred people from a homeless encampment on Stockton boulevard. They.

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"general william" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

02:04 min | 2 years ago

"general william" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"General William bar has until today to release the full Muller reported a house imposed deadline that is likely to be missed Barr says he'll need now until the middle of this month to drop that report, and even then it will be heavily redacted. Not good enough, according to opponents ABC's. Daria Terry Moran, tells US Congress is preparing now for a courtroom drama is a showdown this is really one of those battles that happen. Every once in a while in American history where congress demands something from the executive that's in the public interest in I don't think anyone can deny that getting at the full picture of the attack on the American democracy by Russia and any kind of cooperation or attempted cooperation by Americans with that is supremely in the public has the House Judiciary committee is expected to vote tomorrow to authorize a subpoena for the full unredacted version of the Muller reports. President Trump ramps up his threat to shut down the border with Mexico possibly as soon as this week. The White House claims the massive influx of migrants is overwhelming security checkpoints. The president says he'll also create a new position of immigration czar to oversee all things on the border, a potential shutdown sending shivers up the spines of economists though, they say it will upset the president's new North American trade agreement plans and also upset more than six hundred billion dollars in trade with Mexico. A White House whistle blower says she's got evidence and the list of more than two dozen officials given national security clearances after being initially disqualified Tricia Newbold who's worked in the White House. For almost two decades tells a house committee that at least twenty five candidates were given the green light by senior White House. Aides after they intervened Newbold says the issues for the rejections include foreign influence, drug use and criminal conduct. No fish. Comments from the west wing as of yet, a popstar offense, hopeful moms and dads with a gag on social media Bieber.

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"general william" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

01:53 min | 2 years ago

"general william" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Now that attorney general William bar has received special counsel, Robert Muller's report, his office may release a summary of it and correspondent Linda Kenyon reports that doesn't sit well with congressional Democrats democratic chairs of six house committees are demanding that the Justice department release without delay. The full Mahler report rather than just a summary. In addition, they say attorney general William Barsha turn over all evidence for Muller's investigation. The Democrats say since the Justice department has a certified a sitting president cannot be indicted bars failure to release evidence of criminal or other misconduct by the president himself where he's a serious questions about whether that policy could be used to cover up any misdeeds democrat, Adam Schiff who chairs the house intelligence committee wants the entire report made public house voted overwhelmingly to return in general said that he would be transparent as possible consistent on policy. That means making the whole report public. I'm Evan Haning. The midwest flooding that began a week ago has large portions of many farms in Nebraska and Iowa still underwater correspondent Vanessa your cave. Rich Isen Percival, Iowa where farmers are especially hard hit. According to the department of agriculture about one hundred thousand acres of farmland are flooded here in the state of Iowa and many of the farmers in this area. Can't even get to their farms to assess the damage and some don't think they'll even be able to plant a crop this year. President Trump tweeted that he had reversed his administration's decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea in a move that left treasury officials scratching their heads. Well, now a person familiar with the action tells the Associated Press Trump had called off additional large-scale sanctions on North Korea. Not sanctions that had already been announced. Global money worries gave Wall Street jitters, the Dow slid four hundred sixty points today. I'm Evan Haning..

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"general william" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

01:49 min | 2 years ago

"general william" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"General William bar has special counsel Robert Muller's report and says he'll give congress its principal conclusions as soon as this weekend. The special counsel's investigation revealed the avenues of Russian interference in the twenty six thousand election a dozen Russian intelligence officers were charged with hacking into democratic computers before stolen emails were released by WikiLeaks. Another dozen Russians were charged with manipulating social media. A Kremlin connected lawyer arranged a meeting at Trump Tower with the president's eldest, son and others, and at first the Trump campaign pushed a false story about the reason for that meeting. ABC's Aaron Katersky lawmakers, including Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer want the report to be made public the American people have a right to the truth. The watch word is transparency. Former independent counsel, Ken Starr who investigated. President Clinton's has a full release is unlikely people frankly, failed do their homework, and assuming that there was going to be something Debbie been delivered as it works to people from some of the Mount Sinai just was never in the cards. White House says it hasn't seen or been briefed on the report jury in. Pittsburgh has reached a verdict on trial of a former police officer who shot and killed a black teen fleeing a traffic stop last summer. Wall Street markets plunged stocks are raising their gains for the week on Friday as investors pulled money out of the stock market and into bonds and other low risk assets. The shift comes following the Fed's warning this week about slowing foreign economies weighing down the US economy. All SNP sectors fell led by basic materials. The Dow closed down four hundred and sixty points. The NASDAQ lost one ninety six and the s&p lost fifty four ABC's. Mark Remillard, the FAA says it expects certification of a Boeing seven thirty-seven. Max software update early next week. You're listening to ABC news..

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