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Trump becomes first president to be impeached twice, as bipartisan majority charges him with inciting Capitol riot
"Is laid upon the table. President Trump has been impeached a second time over his involvement in last week's shocking riot, which has sense led to a massive security build up in DC 10. Republicans joined with Democrats to approve the article of impeachment. Incitement of insurrection and emotions are still raw. A week after the attack here at the Capitol. Are you on the side of chaos in the mob? On the side of constitutional democracy and our freedom. It's that simple. Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly. He and other Democrats say President Trump had to be held accountable for his supporters who broke into the capital House Rules Committee chair Jim McGovern. People died. Everybody should be outraged whether you're a Democrat, a Republican. If this is not an impeachable offense, I don't know what the hell is. But Ohio Republican Jim Jordan, a supporter of the president, has this view. There's no way this helps the nation deal with the tragic and terrible events. Last week that we all condemned. The house's top Republican Kevin McCarthy, did not vote for impeachment. But says President Trump isn't without blame. These facts require immediate action. President Trump Except to share responsibility. Quell the brewing unrest. President Trump Impeached for a second
"gerry connolly" Discussed on AP News
"President trump says he's against more funding for the postal service knowledge and that would starve the agency of money Democrats say it needs to process the surgeon mail in ballots Democrats are pushing for a virus relief package to contain billions of dollars to boost election security into hell postal workers process what's expected to be a flood of mail in ballots during the virus pandemic the president's against that if they don't get those 2 items that means you can't have universal mail in voting because they're not equipped to have it after his comments on fox business network's mornings with Maria democratic congressman Gerry Connolly said the president's admitting he wants to hold up postal service funding to hinder Americans from voting the Biden campaigns accusing him of sabotage Sager mag ani Washington
Trump opposes USPS funding, says mail voting hard without it
"President trump says he's against more funding for the postal service knowledge and that would starve the agency of money Democrats say it needs to process the surgeon mail in ballots Democrats are pushing for a virus relief package to contain billions of dollars to boost election security into hell postal workers process what's expected to be a flood of mail in ballots during the virus pandemic the president's against that if they don't get those two items that means you can't have universal mail in voting because they're not equipped to have it after his comments on fox business network's mornings with Maria democratic congressman Gerry Connolly said the president's admitting he wants to hold up postal service funding to hinder Americans from voting the Biden campaigns accusing him of sabotage Sager mag ani Washington
HHS watchdog defends April report on PPE shortages that drew Trump's wrath
"An inspector general who's being replaced by president trump is briefing members of Congress today in the wake of a report that found critical shortages of medical supplies WTOP's Mitchell Miller with more on that today on the hill we follow the facts wherever they need we are impartial and what we do Christy Graham the deputy inspector general at health and Human Services who issued the report on medical supply shortages in April a few weeks later president trump announced his plans to replace her in her testimony to the house oversight committee she says HHS has addressed issues raised in that report which was criticized by Republican Jim Jordan I'm deeply concerned with the fall methodology that HHS so IG used to create this bias report Virginia Democrat Gerry Connolly and other lawmakers have introduced legislation that would provide more protections for inspectors general to ensure that the IG age are able to conduct their work free from political retaliation on Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTOP
House passes $3 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill opposed by Trump
"The house is passed a three trillion dollar stimulus package but the Senate is unlikely to approve it we get more from WTOP's Mitchell Miller on Capitol Hill two hundred and eight and the nays are one hundred and ninety nine with that vote the house approved the largest legislative package ever taken up in Congress the vote came after passionate debate including supporters of the measure like Virginia Democrat Gerry Connolly who charge that Republicans are too willing to wait wait for what the virus to stop spreading it won't wait for another thirty six million Americans have to file for unemployment to wait for another million businesses to collapse for another eighty six thousand Americans to die that brought a swift response from Oklahoma Republican Tom Cole you are wasting time you're wasting time you brought a bill here you know will not pass the Senate the president will not sign the house also approved allowing for the very first time remote voting during the pandemic lawmakers will be allowed to vote by proxy for other lawmakers who are not on the house floor Republicans argued against the change saying lawmakers should be here when they cast their
House slated to vote this afternoon on small-business assistance legislation
"Paper more now on what is a very unique house session today in the midst of the pandemic live to Capitol Hill WTOP's Mitchell Miller house Majority Leader Steny Hoyer speaking out on the floor in the house's top Republican Kevin McCarthy also just spoke on the floor where staff members and many lawmakers have masks on their faces due to the virus Kevin McCarthy says Congress owes the latest group of more than four million Americans who lost their jobs and apology and he blames Democrats for delaying today's vote on the emergency legislation public health and a strong economy I'm not a Democrat or Republican issue unfortunately madam speaker we watch the other side within our own speaker of the house interject politics where did not belong Virginia Democrat Gerry Connolly defends Democrats efforts and says they've worked to help small businesses that really need the financial assistance thank god the Democrats insisted that this bill helps the small businesses intended to be supported too many big guys got supported over the little guys the house will soon begin to votes the first will be on a democratic proposal to establish a select committee of oversight for funding related to the corona virus which Republicans oppose the second will be on the nearly five hundred billion dollar emergency legislation to help small businesses hospitals and testing which is expected to be
"gerry connolly" Discussed on KGO 810
"Thank you my my second question for my colleague is congressman Gerry Connolly a Democrat from northern Virginia told the local DC CBS station I can personally requested the cares act stimulus bill be stripped of twenty five billion dollars for the postal service Connelly claims that unless the U. S. P. S. gets that's one five billion the agency will be run out of money by June he accuses you of hastening the demise of the postal service could you I'm the reason the postal survey the postal service has lost billions of dollars every year for many many years on the devices the new one I'm now the demise of the postal service until his demise of the postal service of these internet companies that give their stuff to the postal service packages and I don't know why they're not you know I don't run the postal service you have a group of people so called independent people and they run it but these packages are that they deliver they lose money every time they deliver a package for Amazon or these other internet companies use other companies that deliver they drop everything in the post office they say you deliver it and if they raise the prices by actually a lot then you find out that the post office could make money or break even but they don't do that and I'm trying to figure out why these are independent boards they were appointed by other administrations they're sort of long term they're there for a long time and I've been talking to him also you can look it up take a look they should raise they have to raise the prices to these companies that walk in and drop thousands of of packages on the floor of the post office as a deliberate and they make money but the post office gets killed okay so they are to do that and we're looking into it and we've been pushing them now for over a year and you know that because you see the stores I'm pushing them it's not fair for them today two it is great wonderful modern companies that walk into our old post office with all these routes it could never be built you could never build them they going to areas that you you could never do and they say here deliver this and they lose a lot of money per package and they have to raise their prices but this postal commission doesn't do it now we just got a chance to point a couple of people on to the commission as I understand it and that's good but they have to raise their prices otherwise it's just going to lose a lot of money and tell your Democrat friend that here to focus on that because if you focus on that he could truly save the post office post office has been losing billions of dollars a year for many many years and have him take a look at that because that's the way to solve the problems you thank.
"gerry connolly" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Paychecks because they had to stay home if they get the virus let's think about small businesses might get hurt by this at this hour the Dow right now down eight hundred four points the S. and P. five hundred down one eighteen the nasdaq down three fifty two the threat of quarantine has local members of Congress pushing to reinforce federal telework policies it's become apparent damage is going to require long term alternative solutions to working in large congregated places Virginia congressman Gerry Connolly is pushing a bill to prohibit agencies from across the board telework cuts I can think that if the wrong direction to go hello work is important from a route for productivity we know actually work at one point twenty percent of the work force tele community days a week Connelly wants to get back to that level John Matthews on WMAL in W. one A. L. dot com with all the talk about the corona virus it's easy to forget that this has been a bad flu season especially for children at the end of February influenza activity was still high in most of the United States and the CDC reports the flu has killed one hundred thirty six children this season besides the H. one N. one flu pandemic in two thousand nine that's the largest number of pediatric flu deaths ever reported for this time of the season the agency said the hospitalization rates among children up to four years old are now the highest the CDC has on record for this point in the season and hospitalization rates among school age children and young adults are also up correspondent John stillness WMAL traffic and weather next.
House to vote on resolution limiting Trump war powers
"Shows and yes he blows the in the house Democrats accompanied by a couple of house Republicans are suggesting it's time to curb the executive branch's war making authority so they are now opposing the moves that box in Iran this is now the formal democratic position not that they have a general objection which might lead us to executive authority but they have a specific objection to what trump just did in Iran which is insane because this is the most successful foreign policy moved since really maybe the end of the Reagan administration that certainly since it was in school for one the the bottom line to this is that Ron was backed off of its aggression they were backed off and they lost their top commander they lost their top tier commander who was by all accounts the most effective person if Iran any or any and the Democrats are angry about it they're upset about it why again not because they believe that the congressional authority has been violated Brock about it routinely the reason they're upset is because Donald Trump gave the why to the Obama administration's life and now they've been exposed to here is Nancy Pelosi saying we're gonna vote on a war powers resolution speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi putting out a statement moments ago saying that a war powers resolution would be will be voted on in the house tomorrow war powers resolution she says to quote limit the president's military actions regarding our Ron and this legislation is going to the rules committee and she says will be voted on tomorrow in the house okay I know the world ignoring the fact that the Iranians tried to burn our embassy in Baghdad last week but imagine the kind of insanity it takes to hit from so much that the Iranians burn an American embassy and your first move is we've got to limit the president from Italian and we have to limit the president for responding again not coming from a place of principal opposition to executive use a commander in chief power but coming from we just don't like that trump has exposed our entire ideology on foreign policy and would let a car parts this is just ridiculous lawmakers from across the house democratic caucus left a closed door meeting with top from administration officials in a secure room in the capitol on Wednesday frustrated if not outright angry at what they described as a big justification for last week's deadly drone strike that killed Orion Major General Qasem Soleimani shortly after he arrived in Baghdad so they're angry we killed someone money they're angry at the justification which is that he was involved in the burning of the United States embassy last week this is what they are angry after seriously formula dry appalled I'm a credible Washington and co chair of the congressional progressive caucus which is is kind of an adjunct member of the squad she is there is no real evidence presented this was an imminent threat okay so he's only eight nonimmigrant meaning that I guess two weeks from now he was going to murder Americans but we didn't know if he's gonna murder Americans like specifically tomorrow here is dry appall announcing that trump recklessly assassinated solely money I mean this is doing the P. R. work of the Iranians this is the result of reckless actions by president trump of military brinksmanship president trump recklessly assassinated Qassem Soleimani he had no evidence of an imminent threat or attack and we say that coming from a classified briefing where again there was no raw evidence presented that there was an imminent threat again I'm gonna need to know whether any of these Democrats asked for the raw classified information that led to the virology what was the imminent threat from on we're all looking what was the imminent threat from Osama bin laden for that matter it turns out the killing terrorists is authorized under the authorization to use military force that is pretty much the only thing that is authorized under the AUMF has passed in the aftermath of nine eleven and what is really is about is Democrats being upset the Donald Trump did a thing that they don't like that expose their entire ideology is why and Gerry Connolly out there like this prison was entirely and convincing okay late again where were you when Barack Obama was declaring war in Libya without any congressional authorization then ignoring
Trump: Iran 'standing down' after missile strikes
"Signal this morning in this but the statement to the to the American public the president says that Iran does appear to be standing down after last night's missile strikes against a US base in Baghdad we suffered no casualties all of our soldiers are safe and orderly minimal damage was sustained at our military bases are great American forces are prepared for anything president trump says the US will impose tough economic sanctions against Iran says no new military strikes planned the threat of retaliation has only begun I don't believe it's evaporator all there is the the cyber attacks that were probably likely to face for an indefinite period times Virginia congressman Democrat Gerry Connolly told CNN the trump administration used to nearly twenty year old use of force rule one that he says is out dated the didn't apply and here's another Democrat senator Tim Kaine we need to do what we can to bring about a de escalation rather than I foolish rush to another war described from stone this morning is a big exhale that says future military action against Iran does require debate in Congress Chris a great thank you and stay with Kay thanks for more of our in depth team coverage of the story more from CBS network news the top of the hour at
Democrats release transcripts of testimony from three officials ahead of first impeachment public inquiry
"A lot of anticipation about tomorrow's hearings on Capitol Hill correspondent Linda Kenyan has a preview of the impeachment hearings that will let cameras and microphones be on for the first time the hearings will be held by the house intelligence committee under chairman Adam Schiff those of the hearings that will be an opportunity for the American people to evaluate the witnesses for themselves to make their own determinations about the credibility of the witnesses democratic senator Jack reed agrees the big judge will be the American people and that means the process must be transparent they have to look at a process to see that it's fair to see that both sides have their opportunities to question Republican Jim Jordan says there's nothing fair about this process trying to put a ribbon on a sham process does it make it any less of a sham going into the public face of the impeachment process Republicans are asking for certain witnesses it is impossible to bring this case Ford in my view fairly without us knowing who the whistle blower is having a chance to cross examine them but senator Lindsey Graham's thoughts on the whistle blower are likely to be rebuffed as Democrats hold a majority in the house and I've already signaled they would vote against that request for their part Democrats would like to hear from acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney Mulvaney has filed a lawsuit to fight a congressional subpoena to testify before the house impeachment investigators meanwhile the transcripts from the closed door depositions of three more witnesses have been released as the open hearing straw near the craziness continues representative Gerry Connolly for the president today to assert based on nothing the transcripts with doctors and don't really reflect the deposition all of the witnesses we heard from and by the way those transcripts are reviewed by those witnesses and their attorneys before they're released for accuracy the transcripts come from the testimony of Laura Cooper a top defense department official who oversees Ukraine as well as Kathryn Croft and Christopher Anderson two former assistance to former US special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker these witnesses offered more information for house investigators who are trying to determine whether president trump withheld four hundred million dollars in foreign aid as leverage to pressure Ukraine's president to open investigations into Joe Biden and his son hunter the president also allegedly pressured Ukraine to investigate the twenty sixteen elections both investigations presumably would help the president's domestic political ambitions mendicant yon
Anticipation mounts as impeachment probe public hearings begin this week
"A lot of anticipation about tomorrow's hearings on Capitol Hill correspondent Linda Kenyan has a preview of the impeachment hearings that will let cameras and microphones be on for the first time the hearings will be held by the house intelligence committee under chairman Adam Schiff those of the hearings that will be an opportunity for the American people to evaluate the witnesses for themselves to make their own determinations about the credibility of the witnesses democratic senator Jack reed agrees the big judge will be the American people and that means the process must be transparent they have to look at a process to see that it's fair to see that both sides have their opportunities to question Republican Jim Jordan says there's nothing fair about this process trying to put a ribbon on a sham process does it make it any less of a sham going into the public face of the impeachment process Republicans are asking for certain witnesses it's impossible to bring this case Ford in my view fairly without us knowing who the whistle blower is having a chance to cross examine them but senator Lindsey Graham's thoughts on the whistle blower are likely to be rebuffed as Democrats hold the majority in the house and I've already signaled they would vote against that request for their part Democrats would like to hear from acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney Mulvaney has filed a lawsuit to fight a congressional subpoena to testify before the house impeachment investigators meanwhile the transcripts from the closed door depositions of three more witnesses have been released as the open hearing straw near the craziness continues representative Gerry Connolly for the president today to assert based on nothing the transcripts would doctored and don't really reflect the deposition all of the witnesses we heard from and by the way those transcripts are reviewed by those witnesses and their attorneys before they're released for accuracy the transcripts come from the testimony of Laura Cooper a top defense department official who oversees Ukraine as well as Kathryn Croft and Christopher Anderson two former assistance to former US special envoy to Ukraine and Kurt Volker these witnesses offered more information for house investigators who are trying to determine whether president trump withheld four hundred million dollars in foreign aid as leverage to pressure you cranes president to open investigations into Joe Biden and his son hunter the president also allegedly pressured Ukraine to investigate the twenty sixteen elections both investigations presumably would help the president's domestic political ambitions Linda can yon
Democrats release transcripts of testimony from three officials ahead of first impeachment inquiry public hearing
"Releasing a trove of impeachment transcripts. Tonight and they tell this story. Trump and his defenders withholding withholding crucial aid to Ukraine in an effort to please Russia Catherine Kroft the current special adviser for Ukraine negotiations telling lawmakers the president's Acting Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney had the office of Management and budget put a hold on delivering javelin missiles to Ukraine. Because Mulvaney was concerned quote that Russia Russia would react negatively to the provision of javelin to Ukraine to be clear the story Mulvaney bending over backwards for Russia when according to cross testimony all other parts of the US government involved in the javelin deal supported it. Also tonight we're learning. Christopher Anderson a career foreign service officer testified the president's special envoy to Ukraine believed Rudy Giuliani quote was an obstacle to improving relations and putting pressure on Russia. And there's a third erred testimony that we are seeing tonight for the first time. From top Pentagon official Laura Cooper the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense telling lawmakers about a meeting back in July where officials raised raised concerns about whether it was illegal for trump to withhold crucial military aid for Ukraine in exchange for dirt on Joe Biden Cooper. Saying immediately deputies begin into raise concerns about how this could be done in a legal fashion. That's a quote from the testimony. So what is president trump saying about these three transcripts that we are seeing tonight well. He tweeted twice today. That Congressman Adam. Schiff is fabricating the transcripts. Which of course is false? These are the transcript. Republicans have been in these hearings. They've been asking questions and not one. Republican has come forward to say say that Democrats have lied and Dr Transcripts. It's an absurd claim this is all unfolding of course. Trump is about to face the biggest threat to his presidency in less less than forty eight hours. Democrats will take their case for impeachment public holding the first historic public televised hearing with Bill Taylor. Trump's top diplomat in Ukraine. Remember right it was Taylor who laid out that evidence of quid pro quo testimony that for some Republicans was a game changer. Kaitlan Collins is traveling with the president tonight and she is out front live in New New York. That's where the president is outside trump tower. This evening Caitlyn so You know I mentioned those tweets but how is the president feeling tonight with these public hearings looming the president and his football days indoors inside trump tower here behind me ever since he gave those remarks the veteran's Day parade earlier today tonight. He's lashing out repeating that claim that he believes. Democrats are putting out Dr Transcripts even though as you noted Republicans who were in the room for those closed-door testimonies have disputed the accuracy of them but the president it is also seeming to let the deadline slip on. When he's going to release the transcript of his first call with the Ukrainian president something that he told me on Saturday? He was going to be doing tomorrow now he just says it's going to happen sometime this week. Now Aaron that's coming. Something really notable is happening with his chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney who was attempting to join this lawsuit filed by the former deputy national security advisor. Who's essentially asking the courts to decide? Does he have to listen to house. Democrats or the White House when it comes to testifying on Capitol Hill. Charlie Kupperman said he didn't want vein essentially to be on that lawsuit. He didn't think the same reasons given that he was a national security official. WHO's no longer in the administration and Mick Mulvaney? Any isn't a national security official who still works in the White House tonight. We're learning that Mick. MULVANEY plans to file his own lawsuit asking the courts to decide whether or not he has to respond to that subpoena subpoena on Capitol Hill an errand. That's notable not only because he's the chief of staff who still works president trump but also because of the role he played in that White House letter. Remember that eight page letter. They publish essentially telling White House. Officials not to comply with any requests from Democrats giving them protection essentially not to. Now Mick. Mulvaney wants to leave that decision sued for him in the court's hands. All right CAITLIN. Thank you very much. And I WANNA Democratic Congressman Gerry Connolly. Now he sits on both the the House Foreign Affairs and oversight. Committee's congressman. Lots to talk about tonight obviously But I want to start with some of this new information that we're getting from transcripts Cooper Testified Lark Cooper. That is that. There was concerned withholding aid from Ukraine. Was Not even legal. Do you believe from everything you've seen from being in the room. From seeing these transcripts the president trump's administration was indeed breaking the law We're GONNA have to obviously IMO. That one over. I believe the president broke the law in extorting The president of another country By withholding the military aid I believe given the fact the congress wanted this lethal military aid including the javelin is to go to Ukraine the president ignoring it suspending it is in a very questionable suitable area. But there's no question that by withholding the aid for the purpose of extortion. That was an illegal act so so in the newly released transcripts and other thing. We're learning right from Catherine craft. In this case. She testified that Mulvaney was concerned and I quote from her testimony that Russia would react the negativity to the provision of javelin to Ukraine. And she also of course says that every other you know administration unit was involved supported Providing these chaplains to to Ukraine so You know how what is there any situation. Okay let me put it this way congressman or any situation in which this would be true that they would have withheld this because they they were concerned about Russia's reaction that makes sense to you know in fact it's actually a repugnant thought. Javelin missiles are are very effective. Antitank weapons the Russians and their paramilitary forces have tanks and other military equipment in active combat in the eastern part of Ukraine. Ukrainian government wanted those javelin missiles to defend itself to protect itself for Mick Mulvaney. The the president's Acting Chief of staff to be concerned about the Russian reaction as opposed to the need of Ukraine's government is You know a warped sense of values and really a a Har- finding thing to contemplate that somebody so senior and our government would put Russia's concerns ahead of the those of our ally Ukraine. So you mentioned Mick Mulvaney and of course he's now saying tonight. Radio joined a lawsuit for with John. Bolton's deputies now he's now how out he's going to file his own lawsuit to let the judge decide whether that he needs to honor your subpoena and testify in the impeachment inquiry. And I just WanNa make sure you know first of all any lawsuit would take time. You made it clear you're going to go ahead and you don't need his testimony. Does this change anything for you or are you going to wait for the court to decide on this. We're not no in fact Some of the subpoenas has you know were withdrawn so that we're not held up in litigation in the courts which just take way too much time. We need to address this and address this in real human timeframes. I will say that the craziness continues for the president today to assert assert based on nothing. The transcripts were doctored and don't really reflect the deposition of the witnesses. We heard from and by the way those transcripts reviewed by those witnesses and their attorneys before they're released for accuracy but secondly of course to have the chief of staff of the president actually suing doing his own White House to get a decision about whether or not he's Required to respond to Congressional demand for testimony or the White House Directive. It really brings us into all new territory in terms of
'Sighs and Gasps' as Ukraine Envoy Testifies
"Nathan reacting to the latest closed door testimony in the impeachment inquiry the White House is dismissing what it calls for hearsay evidence insisting again that president trump has done nothing wrong the testimony of diplomat William Taylor almost mirrors what he heard from the president acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney last week Democrats in the room say they were audible gasps and size as Taylor a career diplomat detail the white house's pressure campaign on Ukraine democratic congressman Gerry Connolly says he is ready to vote on impeachment I'm certainly prepared to vote for articles of impeachment I believe the evidence we have in front of us combined with the mall report we shouldn't forget that cooperation with the Russians I I believe is is is the overflowing in terms of meeting the constitutional threshold for impeachment and conviction removal from office meanwhile GOP leaders spoke on the house floor last night congressman Scott Perry of Pennsylvania four years America's been force fed investigation after investigation of our duly elected president and we've seen each of the sham investigations made the same damn because there's no evidence of any wrongdoing by Donald Trump do associates of president trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani are doing a New York court today love partisan Igor freemen are due for arraignment on charges they conspired to violate federal election laws against foreign campaign
Trump's Acting Chief of Staff on Administration Doing Quid Pro Quo: 'We Do That All the Time'
"President trump's acting chief of staff says there's nothing wrong with the presidential quid pro quo in trading military aid to Ukraine for investigations into political opponents rigidity of democratic representative Gerry Connolly disagree we don't go around the world extorting people until they cooperate with a partisan political endeavor and at this time of anything so that's okay he belongs
President Donald Trump gets heat for urging Ukraine probe
"Thanks for joining us has learned tonight that the President United States pressed a foreign head of state to work with his personal criminal defense attorney to investigate the son of a political opponent when you strip away all the complexities surrounding and including where it fits in the whistle blower fair there's one simple central point to this story which I broke in the Wall Street Journal Journal late today according to the Journal in July twenty fifth phone call president trump in his official capacity. Ask the president of Ukraine to do something in his official official capacity that would benefit not this country but president trump himself both politically and personally citing sources familiar with the matter the journal reports that he pushed the Ukrainian President about eight times on that one phone call to work with Rudy Giuliani on a probe of Joe Biden son Hunter who worked for a time with the Ukrainian Gas Company now according to the Journal and you'll hear shortly from one of the reporters who broke that story for the Journal. This did not involve an explicit offer of something in return quoting from the story. Mr Trump didn't mention a provision of US aid to Ukraine on the call said this person who didn't believe Mr trump offered the Ukrainian president any quid pro quo for his cooperation on any investigation similar reporting as well from the Washington Post on that and the hard sell Hunter Biden but unlike the journal opposed goes one step beyond saying that the call is at the center of the whistle blower complaints. The White House is trying to squelch the president meantime had this to say. It's a partisan whistle. Blow shouldn't even have information. I've had conversations with many leaders that always is appropriate and thanks God can tell you that always appropriate at the highest level was appropriate and anything I do. I fight for this country. I fight so strongly only for this country. It's just another political hack job. That's all it is. It's called it a beautiful conversation with the Ukrainian president his words words by the way the President says the whistler there is partisan later. He admitted he doesn't know who the whistle blower is. As we mentioned the Wall Street Journal source said the president did not offer any kind kind of quid pro quo for the Ukrainian president cooperation but we should also point out that at the time of that call Ukraine was anticipating receiving a quarter billion dollars in in military aid from the United States at the time of the call the aide had been appropriated by Congress but not yet approved by the president and in fact it was later blocked by the the president pending a review so I just WanNa zero in for a moment on the timeline as we know it. The call is on July twenty fifth and sometime in the early weeks of August is Rudy Giuliani met with and spoke by phone with emissaries of the Ukrainian president on August twelfth. The whistle blower complaint was filed at the end of August president trump trump ordered a review effectively blocking that military aid to Ukraine that Congress has already approved September first vice president pence meets with Ukrainian mean President Zilenski eight days later three House committees begin investigating all this and by September twelve that hold on the aid that the president put was was lifted now we don't know exactly who said what to whom but it's clear that even as private citizens. Giuliani who was pressing Ukrainians the president in his official capacity city was blocking money they badly needed and now we know these reports bear out the president was directly and repeatedly leaning on the Ukrainian president to essentially make trouble for his political opponent Joe Biden. We also know the president has made it clear that when it comes to foreign dirt on political rivals that door is always open your campaign this time Brad Radish foreigners if Russia China. If someone else offers you information opponent should be accepted it should be called the FBI. I think maybe you do both. I think you might WanNA listen and I don't. There's nothing wrong with listening. If somebody called from a country Norway we have information on your I think good one here. You want that kind of interference in elections. It's not an interference. They have information. I think I take it so having already said that that he would take it the question now now and it's kind of sickening to even ask would he also try to demanded or even extorted more now in the new reporting from the Wall Street Journal Rebecca Beca Ball House who shares a byline on it Rebecca. What are you learning about. President trump's call with the president of Ukraine. So what we understand is that in in this July twenty fifth call that he had with the president of Ukraine he repeatedly pressured him to investigate Joe Biden and his son in mentioned tinned on at least our around eight occasions that he should talk to trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani who's been mounting a very public campaign pain to have Ukraine look into what he believes is inappropriate by behavior by Joe Biden and his son but this is the first inclination that we have the first forest is revelation that we have that the president personally raised this in a conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart based on your reporting. There was no explicit a quid pro quo on that call if you go after the Biden's or their company one hundred Biden is affiliated with you'll get the military aid that we're holding up there on the call. There was an equip roku correct. That's right and that is a major piece of this because the Washington Post reported earlier this week I in a really great story that the whole whistleblower complaint that we've been talking about centers on a promise that the president made to a foreign leader and his Lee at least as far as this call with the Ukrainian cranium president goes were not aware of any specific promises that he made on that call we we don't believe that he mentioned the foreign aid that his administration in August was reviewing whether to send to Ukraine and we don't believe he necessarily dangled any other quid pro quos to the Ukrainian president and also what we know is that that Rudy Giuliani has admitted that he met with top Ukrainian officials back in June and August about the prospect of an investigation right and and and Giuliani was pretty public about the fact that in May he was planning a trip to Ukraine to meet with the president with Dolinsky who I guess who was at the time the president elect elect and that the president that president trump was aware of his plan to go to Ukraine which ultimately ended up canceling but as you say he he met in June in Paris with an official from Ukraine Prosecutor General's office and he met in in Madrid Aug with a top aide twos Alinsky and we believe believe he raised this is an investigation on both occasions and it was fascinating is when you see Rudy Giuliani on television you really never know what he's going to say and it's not even clear the he's entirely clear what he has just said and so one can only imagine in these meetings with Ukrainian officials in which there may be no transcripts at all all what he has actually said or what sort of arrangements have been made. It's such a fascinating story. Rebecca appreciate your reporting. Thank you so much. Thanks for having me well as we mentioned. This is all now being investigated in the House including by the Oversight Committee Democratic Congressman Gerry Connolly's a member. I spoke to him just before airtime culturing connolly. The President says it doesn't matter what he said to the president of Ukraine or whether he he talked about Biden eight times or not. Does it matter to you a traumatic to every American Addison it is not okay for the president of the United States to talk to a brand new newly-elected foreign leader who has no experience I might add in the political realm or in foreign policy and extort art from him a pledge to dig up dirt on a perspective political opponent that is not normal that is not ethical. It is probably probably not legal. None of us should accept that as the new norm in American politics use the word extort the journal is also appointing the president did not offer anything in exchange change on that call there are obviously a large commitments by the US that were being held up military aid and and the like which has now been released so after that call at the aid is the military assistance gets released released. Are you saying they're you think that would be a quid pro. Quo even if it's unspoken well well I use the word extortion deliberately Anderson because you accurately recall inexplicably president trump decided to suspend almost a quarter of a billion dollars of foreign military aid to Ukraine this at a time when combat continues in the eastern eastern part of the country when Russian troops occupy parts of the eastern part of the country and illegally occupy illegally annexed Crimea which is part of Ukraine watched the American people have confidence in Congress is ability right now to get answers from this White House whether it's in testimony or you know it seems like a just just stopping not cooperating is the White House strategy probably through the election and beyond well. I am one Edison who was called for the revival of inherent contempt. I think Congress has to enforce its own subpoenas and demands for documents by having a a a a menu of disciplines disciplinary action against those who refuse to cooperate to the legitimate oversight and accountability requirements of the Legislative branch of the United States government and that would certainly come into play here. This is another example of where trump has fired. I heard a confirmed director of an agency and put in place one of his own and acting director who certainly does not feel that he has the flexibility or maneuverability to respond to legitimate requests from Congress. He takes his marching orders from the guy who put him in the job and could take come out tomorrow morning. If this is true would this be collusion an effort to collude with a foreign power yes well. I would say it's at the the very least attempted collusion and remember many of us condemned Rudy Giuliani for saying he was going to do this very everything a number of months ago and at the time it was thought that he receives enough negative pressure from both sides of the Allen from the media that he backed off apparently he didn't not only did not back off the president himself got in the act and it's another sort of chapter in sorted presidency but realistically what what steps do you really have. I mean I know you said there should be a change in in inherent contempt but without that right now does this this just well. The the the only remedy had sent in front of us. Frankly is going to be impeachment. Connolly appreciate your time. Thank you
"gerry connolly" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"This week the national history center conducting a congressional briefing on the relationship between the United States and Iran. the briefers are historians and political science professors who talk about the history of the relationship between the United States and Iran. this event took place this past July in the cannon house office building on Capitol Hill. okay good morning this is an amazing crowd we've already had to turn around away I'd say a good fifty people are more I'm doing Kennedy I'm director of the national history center I want to welcome you to this briefing on the history of U. S. Iranian relations are this is part of an ongoing series that the national history center provides to bring historical perspectives to current issues that are confronting Congress and the nation. the purpose of the program is not to provide our advocate for any particular of political position it is non partisan strictly nonpartisan it is intended to inform policymakers and public. about the sorts of issues that they are dealing with I want to. first of give a few thanks first to the Mellon foundation for providing funding that makes these are briefings possible I also want to thank our her assistant Jeffrey who's outside this room for helping to make the arrangements want to thank the office of Gerry Connolly which book the room and I want to sort of remind our explain why there were index cards on your seats and wide path past other index cards around what we will do after the presentations by the speakers is we will get questions answered questions but we would like you to write those questions on the index cards all rather than ask them and from the heart himself keep your index cards ready and jot down questions when they come to mind are and so now I will turn this over to to Matthew to offer introductions..
"gerry connolly" Discussed on WRVA
"Our country they can if they don't want to love our country if they don't want to fight for our country they can I'll never change on that for Democrats I was American citizens three born in the US the democratic controlled house voted to hold two top trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas related to a decision to add a citizenship question to the twenty twenty census before the vote democratic Rep Gerry Connolly of Virginia Americans are focused on economic and health issues but that doesn't mean they don't care about what's happening to the country they do the vote is largely symbolic because the justice department is unlikely to prosecute either Attorney General William Barr or commerce secretary Wilbur Ross a league series of chat messages is compounded outrage over corruption Porter Rico where protesters hit the streets Wednesday night calling for governor record or sell it to reduce resigned there was some sort of fireworks were thrown or went off near police officers behind the barricades that were protecting the governor's mansion in old San Juan that has caused police officers or tear gas to disperse protesters to incoming in the thousands as judge Hoyos this is ABC news Carlson financial we were talking with Carl Carlson the other day this man is brilliant absolutely brilliant he's helping the sole many people get ready for and then you can fill in the blank see a lot of times you all well you know he's he's get helping people get ready for retirement well he is helping some people get ready for retirement he's helping other people manage their wealth he's helping other people get ready to take care of other family members you know for those of us that have special needs kids especially you got to think about all of that Carl is the guy that has dedicated his entire life to financial services any focuses in a couple of areas we are so lucky to have him here in Richmond if you're thinking about tax planning and with the new year AA everybody's thinking about new tax implications maybe you've changed jobs maybe your going in a slightly different direction maybe you've got a you've got an IRA or four oh one K. that you're looking to roll over he will help you with that planning that is state life insurance everybody's got to have some sort of life insurance in place mortgages you know mortgages are on most people think all I can't wait to pay off the mortgage and sometimes believe it or not it's a good thing to have a mortgage I could go on and on and on but I will tell on a pretty regular basis he does these wonderful wine and wisdom event you get together with him there's dinner there's drinks and little little presentational what's going on currently in the financial world he's right here in the west end like twin hickory twin hickory and knuckles.
Virginia Congressman SlamsImmigration Policy
"US president Mike pence visiting a migrant detention center in Texas at this hour while back in Washington condition but not all of us what ever countenance with their own children well any child in our care is our children Virginia congressman Gerry Connolly among the Democrats slamming the administration's immigration policies at a house hearing but former acting ice director Tom Holman standing up for border patrol agents struggling to manage the crisis after more than a year of pleading for more resources we don't cultural in polls more will be rate more chiller diapers it's like no one's listening urging Congress to change immigration laws meantime president trump confirming earlier today that there will be a series of deportation range beginning around the country on Sunday the ones that had been delayed last month this is fox news
"gerry connolly" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Of actually trying to put them in jail floor. Yes. Yes. Of course. Well, we knew serif some town here, we Democrats new Sarasin time, we got our slowly at system in place here, we when everybody's records. We want everybody telephonic records. We went there. Emailer tech. Want their tax returns Bank account? We want their kids information. We wanted to go ahead. I believe that that is that you phony. You you're tyrannical buffoon. Yeah. Yeah. I believe. Yeah. We're gonna ruin them. They they don't. They don't buckle. The what we say. Yeah. I'm gonna really them. This guy's got all kinds of skeletons in his closet. He looks like while he looks like he does. Probably when it's raining outside. He's wearing a raincoat standing on the corner. But the guy's got to watch out for ladies and gentlemen, are the ones that are standing on the corner wearing a Ranko when it's not raining. You know, what I mean, Mr. producer? Yes. People in Fairfax. You better watch out. We're going to put them in prison. We're going to put them in a way might tell you what we're gonna. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Meanwhile, Trump's the dictator. Democrats can't help it, ladies and gentlemen, they use the IRS they use the FBI the abuse law enforcement, they abuse our intelligence agencies. This is what they do. They abuse freedom of the press by destroying freedom of the press. Demagogues propagandists. But he was so compelling so important that CNN brings back today. And let me tell you something. This is part of what the media do. They can speak through jackasses like this get Jerry Connolly who carry collie. I don't know who's oh the guy that wants to put people in prison. If they don't agree with Congress's interpretation of separation of that guy. Yeah. Okay. Let's get them. Now. Nobody ever heard at Gerry Connolly app side of Fairfax.
"gerry connolly" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"CNN. Congressional subpoenas are still boomerang around the White House and landing back on Capitol Hill with no sign of cooperation tonight. President Trump is not ruling out executive privilege to block former White House counsel, Don Mcgann from testifying. The motor report revealed that Mcgann said under oath, the president ordered him to fire Muller today on Twitter, the president denied giving began the order adding that if he wanted to he could have fired Muller himself. It's worth noting that the president is not known for terminating people in the administration on his own in fact, despite what he did on the apprentice, he seems to not like to fire people face to face the departures and White House. The only known face to face firing. The president himself has done is Michael Flynn, usually gets other people to do it. Or does it over Twitter as for the subpoena? Fight house oversight chairman Elijah Cummings is condemning what he calls a massive unprecedented and growing pattern of obstruction short time ago. I spoke with congressman Gerry Connolly sits on the house oversight committee. Congressman Cali the prison Cistercian that he never told on Mcgann to fire Muller. He's basically accusing Magana perjuring himself under oath. Yeah. I suppose it's possible. That Trump had a Henry the second moment, you know. We'll nobody rid me of this troublesome priest with respect to the archbishop of Canterbury. But I doubt it I looked Trump didn't go under oath didn't appear before the special prosecutor, Don Mcgann did multiple times. And so he's under oath at risk perjury. If he lies, and he testified apparently that Donald Trump told them to fire the special prosecutor, which is why this is an issue because that that could be construed and has been as obstruction of Justice. Donald Trump was not under oath and have a history of prevarication, you know, as long as the Mississippi River, we're supposed to suddenly take his word that this. Didn't happen. He could've done it zone. I'll take on McGinn any day over the word of Donald Trump. Right. I mean, Don Mcgann who by the way was keeping contemporaneous nodes, right? Which the president himself took issue with that? So then the question is. Yeah. Do you trust the general counsel the White House who is taking notes at the time? And is an attorney who has taken an oath or the president. Who has you said has they history that he has yesterday. You said that the president's moves triggered a constitutional crisis in what in that? He's in the way that he's trying to block these investigations. He basically said we're done with cooperating with any subpoenas any subpoenas involving any of these investigations with the congress. You don't get to do that. As the chief executive of the of the United States government. You must respect the constitutional checks and balances written by founders. I mean, don't McGinn is a private citizen now, even if the. President doesn't want him to testify. If he's subpoenaed does the White House really have any authority over whether Don Mcgann has given that his they already gave up executive privilege to allow against testify in front of Muller. I think the White House has no legs to stand on with respect to Dom against testimony. I think you make a great point number one is a private citizen he can decide to ignore the claim of executive privilege by the White House. He is no longer a federal employee little on White House employees. But Secondly, believe any reasonable interpretation of the willingness of the president to allow general counsel as White House counsel to testify not once but many times before the special prosecutor, it can be easily construed as waving the executive privilege, if the White House fights these subpoenas, but certainly seems to be what the game they plan to to play here fight everything as long as you can try to run out the clock on them. I mean, the reality is there are only valid until twenty twenty one when a new congress is seated. That's right. I'm a strict construction us in this matter. We are separate Coequal branch of government..
"gerry connolly" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"And even though the government's up and running at least for three weeks. The news isn't all good for our region. Says Maryland comptroller, Peter Franco, we're still going to deal with the long term damage to the state's economy, which is going to be closely monitored and. Measured by us because we think that there will be a significant negative impact. He attributes it to the change in spending behavior from federal workers and contractors who missed two paychecks during the shutdown some federal agencies, including the national finance center are telling their workers, they're likely get back pay by the end of the week, federal civilian employees aren't getting raises this year because of a pay freeze acted by the president. But members of the military you're getting a two point six percent, pay hike Democrats in our local congressional delegation think that's not fair to the civilian federal workforce last week. They introduced pay parody apt, whatever we provide the military. We also provide the civilian ranks congressman Gerry Connolly says military numbers deserve healthy pay raises, but we also want to honor civilian workforce. A congressional committee is expected to take up the pay parody Bill Tuesday flus turning deadly in our area and around the nation at least ten people in Maryland. Died from the flu during the twentieth. Eighteen to twenty nineteen season. According to health authorities in the state, both Maryland and Virginia are reporting widespread. Flu for the week ending January nineteenth. It's sporadic. According to the CDC in our area's, not alone lose also widespread in cities and states across the country, next, traffic and weather. He's coming to.
"gerry connolly" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Cates. AL news at six o two. I'm steve. Even though federal employees will be getting back pay soon. Virginia congressman Gerry Connolly says we have people already missed two paychecks. And that has really put a huge damper on the broader economy still he thinks our local economy will recover the end of the shutdown means the end of closures for DC's iconic Smithsonian museums the Smithsonian museums and national zoo will reopen on Tuesday, both entities were able to stay open for the first eleven days of the shutdown using money left over from other years but had to close for that money. Ran out Marylanders could be getting a quarter of percent income tax cut. If Maryland House Republicans get their way, the tax cut is one of a number of priorities outlining for this legislative session. House. Republicans are also proposing changes in existing law for special police officers to create flexibility for counties to have an officer in schools. If you're taking is sixty six this weekend. Leave yourself a little extra time there will be lane closures tonight on sixty six between Blake lane and the beltway. So construction can be done outside the beltway express lanes and the eastbound and westbound direction will be shutting down three lanes in each direction tonight during overnight hours, that's V dots. Michelle, Holland who says lows closures will go into effect tonight at nine and tomorrow morning at nine investigators say Wednesday's fire at comet ping pong pizza in DC was no accident the district arson explosives task force as the fire at the restaurant. Associated with pizza gate. Was set intentionally. A police report says investigators found a few burn matches and a bottle of lighter fluid by curtains that went up in flames. Now, the search is on for a man who may have set fire to the curtains police do not believe the fire had any connection to pizza gate. That's an incident where a man opened fire at the restaurant in two thousand sixteen believing a false theory that Hillary Clinton and other Democrats were running. Child-sex ring out of the restaurant. Wwl news time six oh four now. Wwl traffic.
"gerry connolly" Discussed on KTTH 770AM
"Job shillue back with the Tom shillue show. So the. Proceeded tallied. The follow mouths new. Member of the house of representatives. I it's a forgivable sin says. Gerry Connolly Virginia Representative democrat, it's an outburst of exuberance for her and her supporters. He said. I think some of our new members probably not realize you're always on. That's Jan Schakowsky a democrat from Illinois. Yes. She didn't realize she was on. She was screaming to a bunch of supporters and they screamed right back. So this kind of profanity does it bother you because I, you know, people call into my show, and they say lock her up that is unbecoming. And I always say guys. Trump is no different from everybody else out there. And I'm not impressed. I'm not impressed. When people say this is where an unprecedented times with this president because he's kind of foul mouth people there all the time. Everybody's like this. Now, I hear it every day. Sandra? Are you offended on the border in Arizona? I am offended. You are now. What what do you say? When Nancy Pelosi says, it's nothing more than the president is something the president has said. I think it's shameful that after everything women went through to get the right to vote and to have equality and now that we finally have a quality. And we have avoided you get this idiot to come up on stage and ruin it. You wonder what the the say if you're a member of the Muslim community in Michigan? Where that where she was elected to imagine they say, oh here we are. And where we're trying to play up this historic moment, and people might be suspicious of her. And then she comes out and does this. I would think that the community would be angry with her. I hope they're angry with her. And I hope she comes down to auto zone on the southern border with Mexico grabbed a trash bag and comes with me to pick up trash and empty water, gallons and shoes and clothes and feces, and all this crap that these are legal aliens, leaving the desert he should have put her energy into that not into calling calling him the m effort terrible shameful. I hope that the whatever religious leader of her mosque does something to her because she's not there along she represents a lot of people the people that voted for her. And it's a terrible letdown. She brought the mood down. It's terrible. Sandra? Thank you for the call Sanders down there on the border. She she would like a little more attention about what's going on down there on the border. And we're getting it right now with President Trump. We're gonna statement from him when we come back. Maybe about a way that he can pay for the wall without the Democrats. We'll talk about that eight three three eight five two four eight six six eight three three eight five two four, Tom..
"gerry connolly" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
"A lot of Allah you in the stock market. How concerning is that to you? It's very concerning Jim, and I think it's another example of the president shooting himself in the foot. So you've got low unemployment strong GDP you've got productivity and wage growth. And what does he do? He starts at a trade war with some of our trading partners. And then imposes big tariffs with one of our most important supplier, China, he creates uncertainty and intentional markets. And. And then of course, the government shutdown the precipitous pullout of Syria upsetting allies and causing questions about our posture overseas. Then of course, he threatens to fire the Federal Reserve chairman which really rattled the market. And then he sends in moon in his Treasury Secretary as if he's sort of the Canadian Mountie to save the day. And what he does. He moved. He he actually plant more doubts because all of a sudden he brings up liquidity and banks, which nobody was worried about a totally brought it up all of that was a recipe for disaster this week on Wall Street and has created the volatility the Franklin could undermine the economy if this is sustained okay, congressman, Gerry Connolly, good to talk to you and happy new year. Thanks very much to see Jim. We appreciate it. Thank you coming up next conflicting answers about the president's willingness to answer more questions in the special counsels Russia probe Willie or won't he plus an ominous development and the new arms race between the US and Russia. Vladimir Putin says he's ready to.
"gerry connolly" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Where Washington comes to you. WMA Al news at eight thirty. I'm Heather Curtis. They didn't meet their deadline, and now the federal government shutdown the congress and the White House are back at work today to try to strike a spending deal still they're not expected to get anywhere fast and as negotiations continue. So does the blame game president blaming Democrats? And the Democrats releasing the statement here saying regrettably America has now entered a Trump shutdown. Correspondent Suzanne Malveaux the shutdowns a financial catastrophe for federal workers, according to the policy director for the American federation of government employees. They cannot afford to go without a paycheck. Not for a day. Not for a week not for a long shutdown. Congressman Gerry Connolly says they'll try their best to reopen the federal government as soon as possible as bad as the shutdown is for federal workers, and our region's economy we've been through this before we will come out of this hole. And this is another failure five. The Republican majority in governance, not everything run by the federal government shutdown today, the Smithsonian sets its museums and the national zoo are open for business and the government's not the only thing shut down the national Christmas. Tree lights may not go on today. The National Park Service says they'll stay off until they can finish damage assessments after a man climbed the tree last night. He eventually agreed to come down in sports. The caps beat the sabres two to one tonight. The Cavs take on the senators the Redskins take on the titans today at four thirty WMA als coverage starts at three thirty and the wizards play the Suns at seven up next, traffic and.
Trump standing by Saudi Arabia
"Story. President Trump says he's sticking by Saudi Arabia, despite the brutal murder of US based journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Turkey. We are with Saudi Arabia. We're staying with thirty Arabia. I think that's one of the most amoral statements any president of the United States have has ever democratic congressman Gerry Connolly, a man was murdered in cold blood premeditated. Our intelligence community says it was with the knowledge if not the architecture of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, but Trump downplays the CIA assessment the has looked at it. They've studied it a lot. They have nothing definitive for the president. It's a simple calculation. It's america. I to me. It's all about America. I we're not gonna give up hundreds of billions of dollars daughters. Let Russia China and everybody else have Senator Jack Reed the top democrat on the Senate Armed Services committee released a statement calling the president's America first comment in his words, feckless. He added that the president signaled he is willing to look the other way if the price is right by citing US economic ties with Saudi Arabia in his handling of Khashoggi Steph. Jerry Connolly, put it this way. If America loses it soul. And it's moral standing in the world, that's an enormous loss. Too far more important in the end of the day than whatever dollar amounts. We might lose him selling weapons to a
"gerry connolly" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Ready to get to work. Hi, I'm congressman Gerry Connolly from Virginia I serve as a member of the house oversight and government reform committee this week. I helped welcome many of the new members of congress, including three incredible women from the Commonwealth of genuine, Jennifer waxed. And Abigail span burger and Elaine Loria there among the record number of women who will serve in the house of representatives in the hundreds of sixteenth congress. There's is a dynamic and historic freshman class the promises to bring new talent at fresh ideas to the congress. I'm thrilled by the diversity women and people of color who make up a majority of the new democratic members who clued the first Muslim and native American women ever to serve in congress. I'm encouraged by the wealth of experience. These congressmen and women will bring their veterans teachers business owner. And community activists who represent the fabric of America. And I'm also humbled by their desire to serve their constituents in that country. The new house majority was elected to get things done for all of us provide a constitutional check on the Trump administration Democrats campaign on a clear vision deliver congress that works for the people to make healthcare more accessible and prescription drugs. More affordable and protect those with pre existing conditions to invest and priorities like infrastructure and education that will grow our economy and raise wages in America and the clean up corruption here in Washington. Americans rejected the Republican.
"gerry connolly" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Talk. You wwl news at nine. Good morning everyone. I'm John Matthews. The man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend and leaving her body in a shallow grave in Damascus last summer was found dead in his jail cell early this morning. Tyler Tessier had been scheduled to go on trial today in the death of Laura Wallin. But instead he hung himself. According to a time line provided by jail officials Tessier showered and ate breakfast this morning, then was found with a bed sheet tied around his neck hanging from the top bunk of his cell efforts to revive him were unsuccessful Wallin who was from only was a Howard county schoolteacher she was thirteen weeks pregnant at the time of her death. We're waiting more details concerning the deaths of a woman and two children. Whose bodies were found inside a house on safm street in Herndon last night discovered by the home's owner police are working to determine. Fine. How the victims died and they're saying very little else. Setting a Virginia law that prohibits the release of any information that could lead to the identity of juvenile crime victims has President Trump tries to figure out who wrote a New York Times op Ed piece describing a resistance against him within the administration. He's getting support this morning from one of his top lieutenants secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, who's in New Delhi a come from a place where if you're not a position to execute. The commander's intent you have a singular option. And this person in Chad. Instead, according to the New York Times chose that only to stay, but to undermine what President Trump, and this administration are trying to do Pumpido says he finds the media's efforts to undermine the administration, incredibly disturbing. The president continues to flip flop on whether he'll push for a government shutdown at the end of the month to force action on border security right now, we may be the only elected leader in Washington who may want one president clearly was, you know. Directly by both Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell that he entertained and got his wish it would absolutely guarantee of Republican losses of Virginia. Democratic congressman Gerry Connolly McConnell told reporters the chances of a shutdown are zero judge Brett Kavanagh returns for day three of his confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill today, despite a lot of partisan noise, it appears he's on a glide path to land safely on the US supreme court vote is set for later this month. Arlington National Cemetery is growing. This is the first major expansion. We've had in a cemetery since nineteen eighty this afternoon. Arlington National Cemetery will officially dedicate what's being called it's millennium site. The spokeswoman Karen Durham Lara. The total area will provide around twenty seven thousand new burial opportunities. The expansion will allow the cemetery to remain active until twenty forty one. Maria fund, WMA L and wwl dot com along close high school in Rockville set to reopen a few years from now in a naming battle is brewing between county leaders and the grandson of the schools current namesake pushes onto named Charles Woodward high school after Henson who escaped slavery in Montgomery County, and inspired the book uncle Tom's cabin council. President Hans remark think this is the place to do. It says Henson was enslaved on the land where the schools located touch Patrick Woodward wrote to the school board asking the school keep his grandfather's name. He says the issue of location does not overcome the already named school and the legacy that that school has location header Curtis on WMA all in WMA, L dot com. Checking your money, the Dow opens the twenty five nine seventy five NASDAQ at seventy nine ninety five up next, traffic.
Trump was involved in FBI headquarters plan, watchdog says
"Questions are raised about a possible conflict of, interest for President Trump and the decision to keep. The FBI headquarters in Washington DC here's my Gracia the General Services Administration inspector general says President Donald Trump attended to White House meetings on the future of FBI headquarters this year officials decided to tear down and rebuild in the nation's capital nixing along held Plan to. Move the FBI to the Maryland or Virginia suburbs according to the report GSA employees who confirmed the. White House. Meetings with Trump said they were instructed not to divulge any statements Trump made at those meetings congressman Gerry Connolly who represents a northern Virginia, district is calling for congressional hearings he knows the Trump International hotel. Is essentially across the street from the
"gerry connolly" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"You for your service to america i wish i had that faith congressman gerry connolly of virginia went down a similar line although he kept pronouncing strucks name incorrectly i'll give him that just because his questions were so good the following email character matters real donald trump is obviously not going to win but he can still make an honorable move step aside and let someone else try you write that email i don't believe i did no you didn't republican senator ben sassi wrote that another one to give him he should be here as well apparently my wife julia and i we have a fifteen year old daughter do you think i can look in the ayatollah that i endorse donald trump when he acts like this and his apology that was no apology that was an apology forgetting kat i can't tell the good people in my state that i endorsed a person who acts like this was that you must destroy no sir no republican jason shape it's former chairman of my committee did you write the following for the good of the country and to give the republicans a chance at defeating hillary clinton mr trump should step aside his defeat at this point seems almost certain and four years of hillary clinton is not what's best for this country this trump should put the country first and do the right thing that's that's you certainly right no sir no you're right it was republican member of congress might cop from colorado in light of these comments donald trump should step aside and allow our party to replace him with mike pants or another appropriate nominee i cannot good conscience vote for donald trump and i would never vote for hillary clinton that's yours no sir no that's republican barbara comstock of our home home state of virginia all right well here's another one it's not clear donald trump is not fit to be president of the united states and cannot defeat hillary clinton i believe he should step aside and allow governor pence to lead the republican ticket you wrote that one no sir you didn't know you're right that's republican bradley byrne of alabama well how about this one donald trump's behavior makes him unacceptable as a candidate for president and i won't vote for him as disappointed as been with his antics throughout this campaign i thought supporting the nominee was the best thing for our country and our party now it's abundantly clear that the best thing for our country and our party is for trump to step aside and allow responsible respectable republicans to lead the ticket you wrote that one no sir i know that was republican martha roby of alabama well how about this and he i respectfully as that you this trump with all due respect step aside step down allow someone else to carry the banner a principles you wrote that one no sir now you're ready again that was republican senator mike lee if utah so it sounds like when you were writing these emails in the heat of the campaign you had a lot of good company on the republican side of the aisle sounds like he did yeah we need to keep reminding especially now in this election year all those congressman who are up for re election who wanna be hanging on dumps coattails remind their constituents of what what they said during the campaign about him i could keep going we could keep going for the rest of the hour but instead we have guys publiz coming on in just a moment but before we get that let me just wrap up what's news with one last thing we have something to look forward to this weekend because showtime is premiering a new show called who is america with sasha baron cohen now hopefully you're familiar with baron cohen he's dead algae show and this new show who is america sounds like he has characters along the lines of allie g doing interviews with politicians and some of the politicians we know that he got for this new show include judge roy moore sheriff joe are pyo sarah palin who is angry she is pissed off that she was had and dick cheney who seen in a teaser signing a waterboard kit i can't wait because we could all use some laughs right about now all right so i'm going to change gears here and get our friend guys pugliese on the line because we always we talked to guys published a lot on the show he blogs and a number of places including down with tyranny and we usually talk about articles that he.
"gerry connolly" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
"Get some more on all the breaking news democratic congressman gerry connolly of virginia joining us he's a member of the ford affairs committee let me get your quick reaction the white house now effectively confirming that a comedian got through to the president pretending to be a united states senator and had a lengthy conversation with the president it's it's not only awkward awkward but it's very very worrisome from a security perspective you know i flew on air force one with president obama to germany a few years ago and you know their security system's supposed to be pretty pretty tight there's a whole protocol for making phone calls i'm receiving phone calls so i'm shocked this was able to get through and it really does raise questions about what kind of filter security filter do we have on air force one presumably the most secure senate communications in the world and not just air force one what if the president is in the oval office and another comedian or someone else with sinister motives this guy just differently wanted to be funny and cute but someone with sinister motives pretends to be you and guess through to the president absolutely and the kind of foreign mischief that could be caused because of this options that that could lead to virtual thing to contemplate it's hard to believe that in this day and age that the president and his senior aides were tricked into something like this because it does open the door to a lot of security nightmares i you know you story also talked about the possibility of new chief of staff the current chief of staff tried to crack down on the president's taking phone calls and making phone calls i'm kelly for this very reason and the fact that that's now been made much laxer and kelly is no longer really on that job i think shows the risk of this president being so much on the phone and and carelessly hold on for one moment i want to go quickly back to our chief white house correspondent jim acosta jim you're getting more information what you're now being told the president has actually spoken aboard air force one that's right wolf and this happens as you know from time to time the president will go back and talk to reporters briefly apparently he did this on the way up to new jersey where he's going to be spending the weekend with his family he did tell reporters on air force one i guess within the last several minutes that he will announce his pick for the supreme court on monday july ninth so just a week from this coming monday after the fourth of july week he's going to announce his pick for the supreme court monday july ninth the president told reporters that he has it narrowed down to five candidates including two women that is obviously significant he was asked about the prospect of rovers wade being overturned and whether or not he would try to select a nominee who would seek to overturn roe versus wade that obviously makes it possible for abortion to be legal in this country in many circumstances the president said he is not going to ask them that question meaning he's not going to ask the candidates that question as for some of the candidates that have been floated out there he was asked about senator mike lee from utah that is somebody who would obviously be darling were conservatives the conservative movement he's also seen as being very conservative on the issue of roe versus wade the president's saying of mike lee he said he'd liked the job usually they don't say that that is a quote from the president he said he'd liked the job the president suggesting there and obviously we can't verify this but he suggesting there that he has talked to mike lee about this and that mike lee has said that he would like the job you know we we can't we can't confirm that we can only go off the president's comments here and what he told reporters and he just landed a few moments ago in morristown new jersey will of it obviously those are two very big or three or four should say a very big nuggets of information coming from the president about the.
Muller, Justice Department and Reverend Patrick Conroy discussed on The Larry O'Connor Show
"Of the challenge in recent weeks asking him to jackson the nullify our paragraph in muller's appointment order they also asked to issue an order protecting metaphor from future prosecutions the justice department had moved for dismissal of the lawsuit house chaplain reverend patrick conroy has been asked to resign by house speaker paul ryan virginia democratic congressman gerry connolly says it ryan should explain the reasoning behind his decision i think speaker ryan has an obligation to the house to explain themselves beyond just a comments at a closed session of the republican caucus the whole house hires the chaplain the whole house deserves and explanation from the speaker the food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has now spread to three more states adding mississippi tennessee and wisconsin to the list officials at the centers for disease control say they now have reports of ninety eight cases in twenty two states all blamed on romaine grown around yuma arizona the cdc says the strain of e coli bacteria involved tends to cause more serious illnesses forty six people have been hospitalized correspondent jan johnson checking your money tonight the dow finished the day.
"gerry connolly" Discussed on KQED Radio
"And the vice president have said for days that there is no tolerance for domestic violence and also they've said that the trump white house could have handled this case detter yet as for the president he doesn't usually we have trouble speaking his mind when he's on the attack he is perfectly happy to tweet or respond to reporters questions that are being shouted at him but he this was different and until today we all we had seen him say was how great rob porter was as an employee he wished him well um and you know the president's instinct in a lot of cases is when he's being criticised to dig in and hunker down and especially if there is a media firestorm in everyone is telling him to say something that's when he he really digs in and paris cherokee story that has not died yet doesn't appear to be going away anytime soon turn much you're welcome and we're going to stay with that story and turnout to congressman gerry connolly he's virginia democrat and a member of that committee we just heard about which is investigating the white house time line of who knew what and when about rob porter congressman connolly welcome great to be with you great to have you with us one did you first learned that the house oversight committee would be launching an investigation into this reporter controversy actually when we were watching cnn this morning of so trade gouty ask three different times whether the if the committee would ever look at this you did not know before that and.