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House committees subpoena top Pompeo aides over IG firing
"House Democrats issue subpoenas for four top aides to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Linda Kenyon has more. The subpoenas issued by the top Democrats on three congressional committees are part of a joint investigation into the firing a former State Department inspector general Steve Linen. Democrats say they issued the subpoenas because the Trump administration has stone while the investigation Inspectors general are supposed to work independently of any administration. But the firing of linen has lead to questions about whether the Trump Administration cross that boundary.
Fauci and top health officials to testify it is unclear how long the pandemic will last
"Fauci will return to Capitol Hill today and plans to testify that there's no end in sight to the Corona virus pandemic. He and other government health experts testifying today before a special House committee, and they're prepared statement shows it He's going to say covert 19 activity will likely continue for some time. His appearance comes when early progress on combating the virus seems to have been lost in many places and uncertainty clouds the nation's path forward President
Before House committee, AG Barr defends aggressive federal response to protests
"Democrats in Congress class with attorney general Errol William Bar today. CBS's Steve Dorsey's in Washington in a confrontational House Judiciary Committee hearing, Attorney General Bill Bar defended the Trump administration's response to protests in places like Portland, Oregon. It is by any objective measure an assault on the government of the United States chairman New York Democrat Jerry Nadler said bars response to the riots is just one example. Of him, enabling President Trump's alleged misconduct and your time in the department. You have aided and abetted the worst failings of the president. Steve Dorsey. CBS NEWS
Before House committee, AG Barr defends aggressive federal response to protests
"Attorney General William Barr is defending the federal response to protest in Portland and other cities. NPR's Carrie Johnson has been monitoring today's contentious House Judiciary Committee hearing. Chairman Jerry Nadler of New York, says federal agents are going after protesters to help the Trump campaign promote a law and order message. Democrats say the crowds are largely peaceful and filled with parents and military veterans. Of the attorney general says attacks on a federal courthouse in Portland are the real assaults on Justice Bill Bar says there have been multiple attempts to set the building on fire. Federal prosecutors in Portland charge 22 people with violence there last weekend. The attorney general's been clashing with Democrats who say he's working to protect the president. Bar maintains he's acting independent of the White House, even in cases involving longtime Trump
Congress set to grill Big Tech CEOs — here's what to expect
"Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos will testify before Congress this week as a House committee probes the tech industry score when take reports. The appearance marks a first for base. Elf. Bezos is scheduled Wednesday to answer questions posed by a House committee investigating potential antitrust violations in big tech. Joining him will be the CEOs of Apple, Facebook and Google parent company Alphabet. Those folks all have faced congressional questions in the past, but Bezos always has managed to avoid this kind of scrutiny. The news site, box points out. The appearance comes at a time when Amazon faces criticism about working conditions at its fulfillment centers and questions about whether Amazon uses data it collects from its own merchants to compete against them. You two covert 19 Basil Sze will testify via teleconference
Supreme Court will not speed up Trump tax case
"The Supreme Court Has rejected the House Democrats please to speed up the trump tax case. Three House committees had told the Supreme Court that their investigations into the president's finances remain URGENT. The Supreme Court said today that it doesn't care What the House committees think that the court will not speed up the process for getting Trump's legal battle with the House Democrats over his vividness records back into the lower courts. What the Democrats want the Supreme Court June is go to the lower courts a broom your docket and put the Trump case back at the top. Supreme Court, so we're not going to do that. They're not going to spend that president. They're not going to do it. And so the Democrats, this was their last gasp. The three house committees at getting something prior to the November 3rd election. And the Supreme Court said no, not going to give it to you.
Trump taxes: Supreme Court says New York prosecutors can see records
"Supreme Court today sided with New York state prosecutors taking President Trump's tax returns but in a split decision also shielded a trove of trump financial records from congressional committees. A seven to opinion from the Supreme Court denied House committees. Financial records of president Trump subpoenaed is part of congressional investigations instead. The justices sent the case back to lower courts to consider separation of powers concerns. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Congress will continue to make its case a path that the Supreme Court has laid out is one that is Clearly achievable by us in the lower courts. Still, it's unlikely the issue over congressional subpoenas has settled before the November election
Supreme Court rules Manhattan DA can access Trump financial records
"Today sided with New York state prosecutor's thinking President Trump's tax returns but in a split decision also shielded a trove of trump financial records from congressional committees. A seven to opinion from the Supreme Court denied House committees. Financial records of president Trump subpoenaed is part of congressional investigations instead. The justices sent the case back to lower courts to consider separation of powers concerns. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Congress will continue to make its case a path that the Supreme Court has laid out is one that is Clearly achievable by us in the lower courts. Still, it's unlikely the issue over congressional subpoenas is settled before the November election in Washington, Jared Halpern Fox News Sex would say the most
Apps are selling your location data. The U.S. government is buying.
"The House Committee on oversight and reform says it's opened an investigation into a data broker called ven tell. Tell is accused of pulling location data from of US mobile phones and selling that data to law enforcement. We reported earlier this year that the Department of Homeland Security used then tell to track illegal border crossings and that the company has contracts with other government agencies as well.
New York primary results on hold as Eliot Engel trails badly and Carolyn Maloney faces tight race
"Progressive democratic candidates say they're optimistic about the outcome of key primary elections yesterday Kentucky in New York but voters might not learn the results of key races for days because the corona virus pandemic caused a surgeon absentee and mail in ballots well what we learned is that election nights in America quickly turning into election weeks as we await those kinds of results and as we do wait it looks like to New York City congressman who lied key house committees are fighting for their political lives and one closely watched race educator Jamaal Bowman currently leads sixteen term incumbent Eliot Engel the chairman of the house foreign affairs committee Bowman has surged in recent weeks thanks in part to the increased attention on racial justice nationwide meanwhile congresswoman Carolyn Maloney who represents part of Manhattan she leaves the house oversight committee and hold just a narrow lead over Suraj Patel a younger liberal opponent the she defeated back in twenty
'In fact, we will be doing more testing': Fauci says he was never asked to slow coronavirus testing
"Dr Anthony Fauci and other top health officials testified today before a house committee on the administration's response to the corona virus pandemic after president trump remarked this past weekend it asked his people to quote slow the testing down about you short lawmakers no member of the coronavirus task force has ever been asked to do that more members laurel Wamsley doctor felt she was unequivocal I know for sure but to my knowledge none of us had ever been told to slow down on testing that just is a fact that she is the top scientist involved with the federal response and he said that while the New York metro area and Washington DC have done well in bringing down the number of cases he was disturbed by the current surges in states including Arizona Texas and Florida bottom line is the chairman it's a mixed bag some good and some now we have a problem with he said that it's critical to use testing isolation and contact tracing over the next two weeks to address those surges laurel Wamsley NPR news
In testimony, Fauci tells Congress coronavirus vaccine could be available by end of 2020
"Dr Anthony Fauci tells Congress today he's hopeful there may be a vaccine for covert nineteen by the end of the year the most Charlie harder tells us he made those comments at a house committee that includes Washington representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers out he says there's so much uncertainty but he is hopeful one of the vaccine trials is successful and will bring the outbreak to an end if you look at the history of viral diseases it is generally vaccines that put the nail in the coffin McMorris Rodgers R. Spokane Republican says Washington researchers have been at the forefront of that nineteen is the challenge of this century as others have said it's a health and economic crisis of our lifetime about she told the committee the next several weeks will be crucial in controlling the
Fauci and top health officials testify before House
"Deaths on Capitol Hill Dr Anthony Fauci in three of the top health officials leading the trump administration virus or sponsors have to testify at a key house committee today correspondent Elizabeth Cohen says experts will tell Congress about developing a test to identify both corona virus and the flu this year it's especially important we already have a huge strain on our health care system with Kobe if we have Kobe and flu hitting our health care system at the same time strain on ventilators on all parts of the system that is going to get even worse if people don't get flu
Fauci to testify on Capital Hill
"Coronavirus cases have been going down steadily around here but down south we're starting to see spikes and today top federal health officials including Dr Anthony Fauci will be testifying on Capitol Hill K. Y. W. Simmons joins us live with more on that hi Tim good morning Brandon yeah it'll be house here a house committee hearing in prepared remarks that were released Dr fetching the restaurants affected to say we're not out of the woods yet it's not clear how long this pandemic Alaskan things could actually get more complicated down the road with the upcoming flu season even though infection rates of hospitalizations have been trending in the right direction here and even New York which was the hardest hit places like Florida Arizona Texas Oklahoma they're experiencing this big jump right now Dr Fauci last week I talked about our frustration that he's been feeling and experiencing of people just not taking the virus here is like a recommendations and willing to consider a public health and when people do not abide by that of course it's disturbing not because people are not listed which is strange because your concerns to the health and welfare of individuals other topics of discussion today expected the testing contact tracing the development of a vaccine and treatments as well when it comes to how on the vaccine will take in the prepared remarks Archie's national institutes of institutes of health I say there's been progress but quote it might take some time so we'll see how he elaborates there about you the others Brandon they last testified in may they were all virtual back then but today will be speaking in
Miami - DeSantis plays down Florida's rise in cases
"A scam police want you to be aware of if you're trying to collect unemployment stand later we'll have that story and how does the U. S. stay ahead of China her Darling reports on that those stories and more coming up after fox news on ninety three W. why BC W. Y. B. C. H. T. one Indianapolis and it's now seven o'clock Senate Republicans are ready hi Dave Anthony fox news output for their policing reform plan the day after president trump's executive order we must improve accountability increased transparency and invest more resources in police training recruiting and community engagement let's look rats were critical congressman James Clyburn told fox to move and does not go far enough they may advance their bill and a house committee today after the Senate legislation is unveiled fox's Rachel Sutherland as more live did the Republican crafted justice act would encourage police departments to eliminate chokeholds it also includes a tracking mechanism for use of force and no knock warrants GOP senator Tim Scott says his bill has most of what Democrats want but draws the line ending qualified immunity which protects officers from civil lawsuits for using pills in their legislation and that's why Mitch McConnell said it's a nonstarter for those poison pills the Republican bill also links federal funding to increase use of body cameras they've raised a little more protests overnight in the Richmond Virginia they took down another Confederate statue Florida's Republican governor understand this is downplaying a spike in new coronavirus cases that's led to some bars and restaurants to close in Jacksonville beach is not interested in pausing re opening statewide rejecting calls for making masks in public mandatory Florida had more than twenty seven hundred new cases Tuesday its largest one day increase since the pandemic began Arizona's ICU capacity is it more than eighty percent while in Texas covert hospitalizations reached an all time high this week fox's Casey Stengel Connecticut is you know virus declines with moving forward today with more re openings people great restaurants going to bowling alleys movie theaters not everyone though he's saying they're ready to go back inside died in prison America is listening to fox news W. Y. P. C. mobile news all the level on the go Wednesday morning violent morning a mostly sunny sky fifty eight degrees in the circle city eighty seven is the high today I'm John Herrick for golden oak lending here's what's trending at seven OO to seven people shot two killed all within the span of a few hours two people were killed on Bolton Avenue it all started around one twenty this morning police responded after a car driving southbound on boards and ran off the road and came to a stop in someone's backyard inside that car police found the two victims that we know about with gunshot wounds both of those men are dead the reason police believe there may be a third victim is that they found a blood trail from that car leaving the scene so they're working to see if they can follow that to
Amazon CEO Bezos agrees to testify to House committee
"The founder and CEO of Amazon tells a house panel he'd be willing to testify part of an anti trust investigation Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos is willing to testify along with other CEOs this summer the company told the house Judiciary Committee the congressional panel is investigating potential violations of anti trust laws by technology companies the hearing with base notes and officials from other companies like Facebook and Google is not scheduled in an attorney for Amazon to several issues still need to be resolved the Judiciary Committee demanded testimony from base those last month Amazon is facing questions about how it uses data from third party
Charlotte host committee blasts GOP over ‘broken promises’ after RNC moves to Florida
"Of Charlotte's house committee for the GOP national convention is accusing Republicans of breaking promises by moving their national convention to Jacksonville statement says the decision to move most of the events to Florida is devastating to Charlotte businesses that had counted on it and disregards significant commitments made from many partners across
Amazon Won’t Let Police Use Its Facial-Recognition Tech for One Year
"Amazon announced it will not let law enforcement use its recognition facial service for one year, an order to give government time to introduce legislation about the ethical uses of facial recognition, the US House Committee on oversight and reform has held a number of hearings on the use of facial recognition technology, but as yet to introduce a bill Washington poster boards that Microsoft President Brad Smith said that Microsoft will not sell its facial recognition technology to police departments until a federal law on facial recognition has passed. Facial recognition is frequently trained on databases that reflect existing biased,
"house committee" Discussed on And That's Why We Drink
"In customer service? How are we doing here like? Can you imagine reading that one. Serve you on my show truly. Oh well someone shot me right in the. It didn't feel good in the fucking sock. Felt bad I ask I just ask the next question. Russia even had to finish my shift speeding out awful okay so She's like I was just here on vacation but when they looked in her bag they found three hundred rounds of ammunition. Edition a fake. Id and several guns including a twenty two caliber pistol so clearly. She was trying to book it and run away book it with the right equipment equipment but also with the right moves for her to be like. Oh here's all of my ammunition and money also. I'm going to kill two more people on my way out of being sneaky. Nobody even knew she was there. She literally could have literally could have just even locked. The door behind stayed there by herself and continued on with he wouldn't have known she's down there so so Mexican authorities fired the gun several times to send so that they finally had lake samples to match so they fired her gun matched. The bullets is to the one that was in Patricia abdomen and they were an exact match so this literally proves that her gun killed Patricia. Wow all that though her for one piece of proof for one little bullet when that was in the mail can you imagine he's like Oh God you got to ensure that you got to hand deliver that Shit to me and deliver Mike God. So based on the physical evidence Sharon had driven. So they're like building the story now. Sharon had driven Patricia out to the lovers lane with the guys of being like my assistant. Slept with your husband. I WanNa tell you about it. Walked into the grass. Somehow probably with a gun got her down on her knees possibly told her she was pregnant. She was pregnant pregnant so nobody knows if she told her that or not. Right right right yes she's pretty pretty Cruel so And then pull the trigger. Not only once not twice but four times Anna. She's laying down on the ground. The final shot was directly into her abdomen. as she's already on the ground then and she stages a crime scene as a sexual assault which is why she pulled her skirt up and threw underwear and then she apparently went to a birthday party. Talk about a sociopath. I mean now wondering everyone who has come to my birthday party a second degree should start like having people. What were you doing? Our sign a waiver. Friends be like eating tacos. macos face timing you so double jeopardy God damn trouble deputy pretty as I always say. Continue to do so now. I can't escape it double jeopardy. She can't be retried for Patricia's murder. She's already you've been acquitted for it. Right they jumped the gun literally too early. Really is the luckiest woman in the know. So she's tried in Mexico for the murder of the man in the hotel room and she is convicted. She gets thirteen years at a prison in Mexico where she quickly develops a nickname La pistolera or the WO woman gunslinger. That was a Karen. Kilger said that on the show I was like yeah woman gunslinger. Yeah so shitty person. Yeah right why does she go to. What's my nickname? I don't know probably Sulaiman's best friend. I'll take saddest woman along just as bad as featuring skylar somebody tweeted like. Oh I have a spider my house to what should I name it and I just said junior. I did see that I saw that on the way here. I was like you got some God Damn Nerve Chris. I know didn't didn't tag you in it for a reason I saw that. Yeah I was hoping you'd find. It felt good good but of course the story is not in there so it had been five years since the murder. She's finally in jail in Mexico. Four years later detective Browning is at his office back in Missouri when he hears some breaking news on the Radio Sharon Kinney has escaped ape from prison dammit on December seventh nineteen sixty nine so now it's nine years since the murderer. Sharon Kenny's that had not Shown up for daily roll-call in prison and by the next morning it was clear she had escaped. There had been a movie night for prisoners and and the families the night before and during a blackout. That night it's believed she had either. She escaped during the blackout. But they didn't know if she'd either bribed the guards or perhaps convinced her boyfriend. She had a boyfriend to help aid her scape so so somebody must have helped her. Whether it was she had con somebody or somebody into helping her escape. One theory actually early which is pretty wild and I don't know if this is any has anyway but on one theory claims that the family of the man she killed in the hotel room broke her out of prison for the pleasure of killing ruling her themselves. What that was only you see? I know this dramatic but that was only in one source. So I didn't do nothing else. Confirmed to it'd be clear but the number of things that went right for her. Just by chance is bananas so I'll list them here in case we forgot. The botched autopsy. the bullet getting sawed in half by chainsaw. which would have this like that? That would have helped would have gotten her in jail because confirmed it was her gun not performing the wax tests on her and her daughter because she convinced them it was to her daughters too fragile her daughter being able to pick up the gun. She probably didn't even know whether the girl could do it. Right Ah the appeal going through on her first conviction and then escaping so she's just had Getting out of three murders Despite extensive manhunts hunts after her escape her whereabouts remain unknown to this day but she is believed to be alive frau wow and potentially killing people who knows it sounds like she she really was just doing it for fun with an within like no not a year but a couple years lay out just murdered three. I can't imagine she just stopped like two in two in two months and also the one with the husband I never like the one with the wife. There was the motive of like I want to be with your husband. The husband just you just shot him in the head just yes. Sean was in Mexico and just like shop like she's clearly doing it very haphazardly so she she can't possibly ah just stopped. He's clearly like she has a compulsion she got a taste for it clearly. Enjoyed can't stop so that's great news for the world's great according running to the lineup Kenny's warrant for the murder of her husband. James issued in nineteen sixty four is still active to this day making it the longest outstanding arrest warrant in the Kansas City. Ah Area History while one of the longest outstanding felony warrants in US history. Wow Bonanza that's not the right word boat Nana's Hannah's bananas the bananas. Bonanza think. I'm trying to come up with new words because we say banana so often but that's okay. It's fucking lemons. We say lemon a lot to a detective Browning does this add retired from the police force in nineteen sixty nine the same year. Sharon Kenny escaped from prison Just gave up. Yeah she really. He just did him in this really sad X. although she's never been found most people firmly believe she's still alive and will probably never be caught at this rate. Not really looking for her anymore for Karen Gareth actually ended the crime to remember episode with a quote that I loved. So I'm GonNA end the on that same quote. She says I think think everybody would want the luck of Sharon Kinney but most of us have the luck of detective Browning. Yeah it doesn't matter how good you are. It doesn't matter how right you are. Life is stupid stupid and some people get away with murder. And that's the end of this story of Sharon Kinney an lemons and fruit. Sir Bananas Bonanza. So that's that yeah thank you. You're well loved it. Thank you sling for letting me watch so much more. TV now now. Because that's clearly what I if you WanNa Join Christine on her slinging venture sling quest. Yeah it's fun. Yeah so that's that I guess great come see us live worms. Es Live far from this completely. Bum You the fuck out anything. We'll hype you up and you'RE GONNA leave. It's going to be a great. They're still alcohol so don't worry that stays the same. 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"house committee" Discussed on And That's Why We Drink
"But unfortunately things don't go great for Dr for Detective Browning Sharon earn gets a lucky break when it turns out the corners department screwed up the autopsy and did zero tests on the body before burying her. So Nothing nothing there that he could use against her right Then they go ahead and search. Sharon's house and they find a box for a twenty two caliber pistol. But the gun itself. Isn't there and the gun had actually been purchased two weeks before Patricia murder. Okay and she explains Oh I forgot about it. That's how she explained why she never brought it up. She forgot and they're like well. Where is it and she says? Oh I lost it on vacation okay fair. She's they're letting their two year old play with guns at this rate. That's not gun crazy. There's spring vacation. Oh shucks I forgot it Bermuda me it was actually catherine the two year world left by the pool by the Kitty. She's so silly like that so silly with her gun so yes she says I lost a few weeks ago. They interrogated her for thirteen hours and and she admitted nothing. Like they just couldn't break you'll trap honestly and she was so abrasive and smug that police took a bold step bold. Perhaps it's not the smartest and despite not having any direct evidence. They risk it and decide to arrest her that day. So at this point the story blows up. She's obviously front. Page news all over town on this independence Missouri's not huge place It turns out she actually was pregnant. Oh and she claimed it belonged to her husband however the child was born ten months after her husband had been shot in the head so riddle me that nevertheless she absolutely adored being being the center of attention which is not shocking at all to me. Nope she dressed and acted like a movie star like she felt like she had adoring fans because all the reporters just wanted to talk to her. Just took it as like I'm famous now. Okay and people who knew her actually said like growing up in high school she just like dreamed of being a movie star are and basically her whole goal in life was for a man to like whisker away to Hollywood or to like a bigger city and she was like stuck in Independence Missouri. And so this is finally. She's like my moment I'm light basically so they have to murders. They're like okay. We got a pin one of these on on her so they start with Patricia murder. Now this is wild. This lady is the luckiest person in the entire universe except that she said except no oil. Who's WHO's done Patricia? Oh proprietors at least lucky person. Sharing said Patricia luckiest person. I was like she's she's murdered. How you can? I could debate that signal. Sorry they started with Patricia's murder. Sorry Sharon is lady on the planet. I hear you the crazy enough. The prosecution was able to find the man who owned The gun before Patricia bought it. Wow and they're like. Do you have any bullets left. Because we can match those bullets to the one we found and that had gone through Patricia stomach. And he's like I don't have any here but I had shot my gun into a tree stump near the airport. So we're like okay. We're going to go get that bullet. Well it so they literally go find trump and they're literally found a tree stump. Yeah well there's mazed seven bullets in it so apparently it was used. I guess got it of target practice. okay it had multiple bullets in it so they chainsaw it but they chance all the bullet and so it was not admissible in court as it was the same bullet but it really is the luckiest just chainsaw. Half my God. They were like well. Fuck it is the same bullet but we can't I use it in court so that really blows oop sees so Sharon got another another lucky break and the jury did not find enough evidence to be like she did it so they found her not guilty. One Juror even ask you said she for sure and I was like schieffer. She dude here Schieffer Schultz she. Sorry that's why I know. Oh well because I'm about to say something funny so I was like how did how did you actually a psychic crandon. Fuck no wonder you're always like spewing guts exactly a tam say how to Walter Form which one uh-huh that's true so Sharon like was not guilty and one juror even asked for her autograph after the verdict was read. Yikes I know so like she really is living it. Up At this point Detective Browning it does not want to give up though he is like okay. Fine we messed up on this one. How about the murder of her husband will get it on that one so he talks to John Boldys guy her boyfriend the guy who found the body and he admits that Sharon had actually asked Tim to kill her husband for a thousand dollars? Oh but then on the stand prosecution asks Asked him the question and he says no she was just joking working. She's given yeah. She's Josh and isn't she. She's just Josh Miranda Josh. If you know that you don't even know her clearly crazy like Sharon at all. She's just a who she's being silly. Goose said you know a silly Goo chillier Sharon. The silly goose what they say so just joking around just Josh. And so Yeah thousand dollars to kill to kill him but then on the stand unfortunately he. He's he flip flops and said nope shoes joking. So prosecution was pissed so instead sergeant. Browning convinces John to drive sharing around in his car. This is the wireless this shit so John so Sergey Browning's like so desperate. Houdini like he's literally at this point so desperate that he's fucking up because he's just trying and in he's he's trying so at he's in her trunk. He hides in her trunk with a recorder and asks John to drive her around and convince her to admit to the murder her and he's just in the back like recording it. It's they did a reenactment and one of the episodes. It's better look stupid hysterical. Because he's just like hitting his breath clearly they may come out to kind of a bumbling buffoon buffoon because like he's just trying everything and nothing going his way and then he's just in the trunk for like hours and they're in the front time. What's your favorite type of ice cream? Just the saddest thing. It's just like flying around please. So yeah so it. It doesn't work every time she's like he tries to bring up the thousand dollars like hey did you actually mean that when you said like you'd give me a thousand dollars. Were you Josh Allen where you just just being silly goose you never know Sharon He. Every time. The topic goes near. She literally changes subject to something completely. Random like ice cream or It sounds like our public and podcast hold on for ghosts or anything murder but instead we talk about everything else. Yeah so she is not that stupid and she cannot she probably can tell John is up to something because he's also not good at lying and so she admits absolutely nothing but the case does go to trial and ultimately sharing actually is found guilty of the murder of her husband. Oh wow sentenced to life in prison. But because she's he's the luckiest person in the fucking world. The appeals court overturns it after only eighteen months and she's out of there may be kidding. Are you being silly goose. Wait event surprise. I'm really Oh man. That's what they call me. That's my superlative phillies. The silliest goose silly is she for sure in all the land sounds like a nursery rhyme. Yes sorta sounds like a really ass backwards nursery rhyme. Who Else German so yeah? Oh Yeah Yeah you actually also have like scissors in for is paid guts coming out of me. Yeah actually use the pig guts and scissor is like a needle in my mouth and I'm pulling some hand. Listen it's really confused sounds right. Yeah the actually cautionary tale re to your children or don't or don't throw it away. Bernadette afire this launching the outer space so the next trial so they they were like okay. We're going to do this trial over again. Because it was appealed. The next trial lasted for years and ended in a mistrial then the third trial ended in Hungary then socially she literally is getting trial after trial and and the first one she's convicted but gets out of jail and then the next two or either mistrials so she just says like not getting freaking caught for this So on the the morning of September twenty first nineteen sixty four Sergeant Browning is just in his office. He opens the newspaper and he sees the headline Sharon Kinney arrested for murder in Mexico Pico. And he's like wait. What and this is like his described as his white whale kind of like? What was her name? Sorry Meena Meena. I mean. We're going to say something about whale. Sounds God don't they. Were waiting for it. Oh Oh my God that one. You're not allowed to me about. It was like her. It was like his white whale like he could. This is a case where he's like. I need to pin this on our she so smug and likes. Yeah just like WHO's learn out every time exactly so if turns out she had so he's thrilled 'cause he's he's like Holy Shit. Someone got her for something so it turns out. She had gone down to Mexico with a boyfriend. She met an American tourist down there and WHO's a Mexican national? She took looking back to her hotel. Room and Shot Him. She told police he was trying to rape her and she was defending herself or yeah defending yourself but he had been shot square in the back from a distance like across the room so they were like so he wasn't on you. You're you yeah. So regardless who she really it sounds like she has no rhyme or reason to why she's murdering meant you just feels like it. Yeah we'll all. His money was in her bag so early. She was just trying to Robin. But that's kind of an extreme move. Yeah run like grabbed the bag run right there. Easier ways to rob someone I would think. Also don't rob someone when you're in the middle of a many trials are just gone. Just got cleared freight trade. Moving to a new country doesn't change. It's like she wants to get caught so bad no I think she just thinks she's invincible. which kind of is at this? I mean she's not wrong for the. Yeah so it didn't make a lot of sense to police. That like she was self defense was self defense because he was shot square in the back like I said It also doesn't help that. A hotel employee. who heard the gunshot came in and she shot him to for no apparent reason or shoes? Like Oh y'all do too and he survived thankfully like wow he's like she's just fucking talking-shop me like I just I was like is everything okay. Shot me in the arm so now that makes me feel bad for anyone. WHO's.
"house committee" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"House. Candidate in twenty eighteen romney third party voters a little different. They're not necessarily fans of trump. They have an overall unfavorable view of him but they did tend to vote more four republicans in two thousand eighteen and right now if you ask them i think their views of the twenty twenty race they're probably more likely to <hes> say trump than a democratic candidate but there are a large number of them that are uncertain so the romney clinton voters might be increasingly loyal democrats but the romney third party voters are still very much up for grabs cbs charlie. How many do you believe that that s significant enough number of those voters exists that it's worth democrats actually spending money. They're trying to get them to vote for whoever the democratic nominee breath well. I think that keep them in mind because i think the i think yeah you're probably talking about three to five percent but you know that's enough to flip states like pennsylvania pennsylvania michigan and wisconsin. You know there are the romney clinton voters that are are the people who voted for barack obama twice in voted for donald trump. You don't need to turn them around but if he loses one two percent of the vote in northern wisconsin people who are disgusted by what they're seeing. That's that's gonna flip. The state and it's all about the electoral college in wall be decided by those states that he run by won by very very narrow margin so going back to the issue of the primary. These candidates aids become vehicles. None of them are going to be donald trump. None of them will be president but they are vehicles for protest votes and that's the kind of thing that i think does keep some of the trump folks up at night and i will say that you know particularly like joe..
"house committee" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"That's coming out this year. She started this organization stand for america but does it matter who's on the ticket. I don't know and it's funny. When charlie said that you know they're the g._o._p. Doesn't a lot of daylight newsflash. There is no the party look at robin mcdaniel. She is a sycophant for this romney mcdaniel right the her own distant relative to support this president so it's a weird incestuous fight happening in the republican party but it most people are sycophants. They are falling right in line with with this administration. Let me give you john duns is. I'm gonna read you to you okay this. Is you in vanity fair. This is what you read you wrote about potential rickman per the mention of romney about romney clinton voters. You were all in all back of the napkin. Map suggests that around five million voters supported romney in two thousand twelve but went onto back either clinton or conservative third party candidates in two thousand sixteen whether they stay home in two thousand twenty vote democrat party or luckily vote for trump this time around the choices these center centre-right voters making twenty twenty will have an impact on the margins when margins are everything so you're not talking about people who voted for donald trump who do seem to be completely in thrall and sort of not really winnable or movable. What about these voters. These romney clinton voters so we're talking about. Maybe five percent of the american electorate that voted for romney but then voted for either clinton or for a third party candidate in two thousand sixteen and <hes> these are voters for whom there twenty outcome is far from certain <hes> romney clinton voters as we've been tracking their their views since two thousand sixteen look pretty strongly democratic. They don't approve the president. They don't have a favorable view of him. They tend to the vote for democratic house..
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"The trump campaign should be very. Are you confident this sort of a cult of personality around him. Among republicans almost none will ever leave him no matter what he does however they are closing off the possibility of a primary hi. Mary does that signal to you that they might actually be scared. I don't know if they're scared or not but i do know that when presidents have traditionally faced primary challenges that have been at least modestly modestly successful president who are dealing with ricky or even plummeting economies whose approval ratings are not particularly robust and trump is looking at some economic and i'm uncertainty given the jobs report today and other indicators approval rating still stuck in the low forties which is not a solid position for an incumbent president and so let me go to you on this i <hes>. Are you still a republican charlie. You're still registered republican because the thing is is that the trump said he likes to speak very confidently about the economy about his chance of reelection the things he's doing seemed to be to forestall even my tiniest possibility that he could be challenged that does not sound like competence to me now and by the way i describe myself as a political or fano. This move does not exude confidence. No particularly given the fact that the polls would suggest cities in the upper eighties when it comes to support but i also think there are some other numbers there have been surveys showing that at least forty percent around forty percent of republican primary voters might be open to the idea of somebody somebody else there might be willing to vote for a protest candidate so for example if these three long-shot candidates together get what thirty six thirty eight percent of the vote in one of the early primaries suddenly donald trump looks more vulnerable. The hashtag winning is affected so i do do think that there's a little bit looking over their shoulder but there's the other issue is does the republican party really want to become full trumpian. Do they want to not leave themselves. Any offramp to they're not won't have any daylight between themselves and this president who may be going into twenty twenty with a whole host of political problems like the story that we talked about in the previous you segment i turned out to my fellow skeptic on the idea of political conversion tiffany graph. We have this conversation all the time. There are no real converts. I've not seen <unk> evidence that there are a lot of local companies but what do you make of this because there is evidence that at least the trump people are afraid right so if because i think that people around trump might be afraid but donald trump does seem surprisingly confident in my opinion i mean look. He wants to be a door. It's not enough to be like he wants to have the love of the people but you know this is a man who's treated this presidency like a teenager testing their boundaries. It's like oh well. Let me get away with this next thing and i think part of that reason is because he keeps a tight circle for the people people who really know what's happening who really know that there and i just think with all the u._s. Intelligence agencies coming out saying look. We definitely have foreign adversaries interfering with our elections. What does trump know. Why is he confident because he certainly does not seem nervous in that sense regarding nikki haley rumors about her joining and taking them possibly replacing placing her with with pins or pins with her. I something of note but look i will say nikki haley acting like somebody who's going to run in two thousand twenty four. She's he's right on this book..
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"Spending of taxpayer dollars at a time when we're being told we don't have enough money to get toothbrushes for the people who are being held. The military detention is they're going to be some accountability particularly. If the military isn't talking there must be joy and you know this is a remarkable bit of reporting by politico. We we see that there is good reason for president trump to use the stalinist term the enemy of the people when referring due to the press because truth is his enemy it doesn't work to have truth and his lies and i think in this case he has the greatest difficulty difficulty drawing any line between private gain and public trust and this brings it to light once again i commend a <hes> chairman cummings chairman nadler hope that they will pursue this very vigorously and promptly this is not something we can let lie around for additional months. These air force officials need to be subpoenaed in. They've had an opportunity to respond. We need to know the facts of how much taxpayer spare money may be wasted. We know much has already been wasted just in sending so many people to trump resort within the united states dates but this appears to be now an international issue of tax money wasted just as donald trump has also done plenty of tax dodging apparently apparently the congressman in one of these emoluments cases. I should know this. The question then becomes because this isn't just a waste of taxpayer money. There seems to be a pattern of a lot of spending a federal money. He also would like to make that international by making the g. seven be hosted at another struggling resort of his in florida. You've got all all of the money. The secret service is paying every time they have to serve as his resorts. You've got himself staying in his resorts more than two hundred thirteen times at taxpayer expense there is a pattern of enrichment of the trump organization meaning himself right yes and he didn't do it actually begins as you know <hes> joy just a few blocks down pennsylvania avenue from the white house where one foreign potentate after another stays at the ultra luxurious <hes> trump international hotel that's really part of what started our emoluments volume its lawsuit and now it's just one thing on top of another and yes i believe it's a constitutional violation and it should form part of the basis of this key the impeachment inquiry. We need that inquiry to move forward the trump administration thinks that they can avoid this by delay and whenever we delay it lay on the democratic side fail to pursue the public interest particularly after an investigation like this. We're really just advancing trump's defense..
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"Now it's time for the last word joy reid sitting lawrence o'donnell tonight good evening good evening rachel. I have to tell you first of all the bahamas situation it is it is horrifying and so we're going to be covering that tonight to it. Is it's really frightening to know what weather can do and having lived through a couple of hurricanes one pretty big would but this one it's horrific so we're gonna talk about that but i have to go back just for a minute to that political ethical story that you had natasha on tonight that's still i'm still working through it i am i'm starting to put my yellow marks and everything on it. You know it's funny mean rachel. I feel like this era. What one of the things it's done. I don't know if it's done at to you but it's to me is it's kind of robbed me of astonishment linked to the experience ends of being surprised and being astonished kind of gone like i've lost it but this this one. I think i've gotten it back tonight because and it's not because it's it's not a not astonished that trump would attempt to profit off of the presidency. We've seen lots of that but the fact that the military's being enlisted doing it and the military is apparently not peeping a not helping as congress is trying to do oversight on this. I mean i feel like the astonishment thing is it's almost like clinical. The let's try not releasing tax returns. That's right. Let's see okay. I'm getting away with that. Okay well. Let's try not setting up a blind. Trust okay well. Let's try not divesting at all okay well. Let's try hosting official government events in world leaders at some of my properties getting away with all of this and so now it's finally like no mike if you're going to ireland you're staying in one hundred and eighty miles away from where your meetings are so that i can get paid there. Yeah we're going to put the we're gonna put the g seven at durrell and by the way military transport sites to kuwait. I have to stop at the little commercial airport next to my golf course and gallon to spend their refueling dollars there at top dollar a premium. They're paying dip. Get refilled refilled a commercial airport airport but that might keep that airport alive which is good for my bottom line. I mean we're astonished now but i think that he's banking on the fact that he's gotten away with so much jets right that every individual additional step you push it well y- frogs boiling and they're all over the world where they leader is is both the leader of the country and a recipient of the money piece of everything that goes on goes into their pocket. Americans just aren't accustomed to that being the united states right. We're getting accustomed to it with every passing day with each one of these new stories breaking i mean the military being implicated in this as a matter of integrity let alone criminal law may a breaking point if the military is still sees itself as an institution that has to answer for its own behavior but it's it is it is remarkable and if they don't then we're in real trouble then i think this is the tipping point in the sensitive this if he can get away with this and if the military will back him up on it then we're in trouble very very deep trouble i mean we saw the you know the national weather service today trying to get the president in terms of lying about where the hurricane was going that was pretty disheartening that was like one thousand nine hundred four kind of moment yeah but the military having a gone on along with this and now be keeping it quiet as congress tries to look into it yeah <hes> and stonewalling the oversight here i just i don't i have more respect for the military. Yeah and i would expect that to break. I hope so we shall see thanks so much as always rachel maddow..
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"Minnesota house committee hearing five hours of emotional public testimony last night on a pair of contentious gun control Bill the public. Safety committee voted nine two seven to approve a Bill to require universal criminal background checks for gun purchasers. The committee did not have time before the midnight deadline to vote on the red flag law about a scheduled tonight on the proposal allowing families in police to seek court orders to temporarily confiscate guns from people judged to pose an imminent threat to themselves or others. Dr Andrew cure argue is a pediatric intensive care unit physician at children's hospital. He spoke in support. There's no guarantee that this legislation will prevent all gun related violence. But just we can because we can't do everything doesn't mean that we should do. Nothing democratic leaders in the house predict floor approval of both bills Republican Senate majority leader Paul gazelle has vowed to block the legislation Sloan Martin w date officials getting ready to release an updated economic forecasts that will guide the shaping of the states next to your budget. It's expected to show a smaller surplus than projected earlier management and budget Commissioner Myron. In France and other administration officials will present that forecast at noon today. WCC radio political analyst, boy soul said the last piece they need to inform that discussion debate over which programs to fund in which programs that they won't find going forward. So now the legislators really have no excuse not to get down to work on the budget. And since all readers of all the parties have said they want to be done on time. And they want to do it the transparent manner. They really do have to get to work. A proposal. The capital would help school districts that have been forced to cancel classes, more often than usual this snowy season Senator Carlin Nelson's Bill would allow local school boards to count snow days as regular school days, solely for the purpose of meeting the state school calendar require without this law. They would lose.
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"Responsibility than was sort of put upon them in the Netflix documentary. It just is really interesting. You know, any sort of train wreck like this presents so many interesting questions about people's responsibility about how this sort of social media capital is so right for exploitation. You know, I don't necessarily think bellied and all these supermodels hold responsibility for everything they you know, I don't think they should go to federal prison for the fire festival. But I do think, you know, as someone who does personally promote products that I am paid to try out on this podcast. Like, I do take that seriously. And I do think there is some response. Ability to KENDALL Jenner and all these people who share this festival when they knew pay got paid two hundred fifty thousand dollars. A pop is the reporting on KENDALL Jenner to just post one thing. Like, you know, what you should know what's going on? Like, there is some responsibility to understand what you're promoting. Like, they were basically promoting to fire a festival that had no infrastructure. Four months out you need like two years of build this sort of event in anybody with any sort of knowledge or did the the most minor amount of digging would have realized what is shit show. This was going to be. So I think there is bigger responsibility. Just on Billy McFarland who is absolutely a compulsive liar a fraudster, but you know, they need fraudsters on like that they need some sort of fertile ground on which to build their fraud. And I do think there is responsibility with the social media marketers and the influencers themselves for providing that fertile ground. So I thought it was fascinating totally recommended. If you're only going to watch one, I think you should watch the Netflix one that's my final. Call had no idea that you were gonna talk about this, obviously from my flat footed response to your question. It reminds me though of this article that I read in the Atlantic in December. That was fascinating about influencers. Faking sponsorships on Instagram. I did it was though interesting..
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"And I think it has been. Used over the past couple of years. So all the best house committees. In a tough environment. Because how do you do this work when you have a government shutdown in that's part of the reason that I think the administration doesn't have a lot of incentive to move forward here. I agree. It's tough. When the Muller investigation is hanging out there. And we keep hearing the report from the Muller team will be released in February. But I don't know exactly. When maybe somebody on the Hilda's February is not far in it's not a long month. So just saying if I were cheering one of these committees, though, I would have a lot of questions about what to prioritize and the timing to tackle things in because some of these questions might get resolved by the Miller report. So I think they're in tough spots. I agree. I hope this has been a helpful overview of the committees themselves who's coming into power in the realities. They're facing as with everything in our current political environment the ground underneath these house committees will be shifting rapidly. And we'll be here to walk you through all that next up. We're gonna share what's on our mind outside politics. Sarah, what's. On your mind outside of politics. I watched both documentaries about the fire festival. Do you know what I'm talking about? Do not. Okay. Do you? Remember the fire festival. It was the music festival, and it was like going to be a big deal, and it was going to be on an island. And then everybody got there, and it was a complete shit show and people are like hungry and being locked in airports, and it was just total total disaster. Do you? Remember this controversy? Not really. Okay. The says a lot about your social media following positively says a lot of positive things about your social media following. Well, it was a big deal. It was John rule in his kid named Billy McFarland, and they had this viral video and out of all these models romping on a remote island in the Bahamas. And they were going to have this amazing music festival, and then it all fell apart because this Billy McFarland dude was definitely committing fraud on his investors, his employees and ticket goers the whole entire time. So there are two documentaries. There was Netflix was putting one out and then like two days before Hulu came out was like, hey, we have to kind of be him to the punch. I wish both of them. I'm just trying to do the due diligence for all you people. You're welcome. It was totally fascinating. It's definitely more of the Hulu when the net one because the net flicks. One interviews the social media company that did the promotion for the festival and holds them much less responsible than the Hulu one. But I think the Hulu when goes a little too far, and sort of indicting the millennial generation as you know, they're just it's all about. Omo and so they're ripe to be exploited. And they don't ask hard questions. It was a little heavy handed for me. They interview Billy McFarland in the Hulu one. But I use the word interview very lightly because he basically doesn't answer any hard questions. He's currently in federal prison. I thought that Netflix one both of them were really interesting, but the Netflix had a little bit more hard detail and better storytelling about although I do think that the team at Gerry the social media company holds more.
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"His staff is filed like fifty subpoena requests for Trump for the Trump administration. But because they were not the majority they were sort of powerless to issue the subpoenas. They were filing them. They were investigating the administrators response to hurricane Maria locating migrant children separated from their families investigating the ethical issues with the Scott Pruitt. In all his adventures. I'm going to be nice calm adventures over the PA. So now that he is the chairman of the majority he can issue those subpoenas. And so I think this committee is rapidly going to be second up a lot of the oxygen in the room. I think that's right and closely related is the judiciary committee, which is chaired by Jerry Nadler, this committee has oversight of immigration policy and just as a side note, Senator Jeff Merkley has asked the F B I to investigate secretary Nielsen for perjury. And I imagined that what happens on the Senate side is going to influence the direction of the house side judiciary would have oversight. If impeachment proceedings opened during Adler could reopen an investigation into the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanagh. So he is very broad power. And seems a bit circumspect so far about how he's going to use it. But now, blur shift and Cummings. So the three committees that we just talked about have already sent the. President a letter warning him against interfering with Michael Cohen as a witness after the president was on television blasting Cohen. And I think this letter really highlights what these committees are here to do. So Jerry, Nadler is a Representative from New York his district does include part of New York City, and so him and Donald Trump have a long not awesome history together, which was reported on a lot. When it looked like the Democrats are gonna take the majority. And so I personally just having a little bit longer knowledge of Jerry Nadler, I had a friend who worked for him for a long time. Like, this is the one I'll be watching just just to put that out there. I think he's being like you said, I think he's being circumcised. I don't think he's coming out the gates roaring. I think that's a smart move. But I think he's got plans. I'll be honest, I make Jerry Nadler's got lots and lots of plants Bilas committee that we wanted to talk about today is the house foreign affairs committee chaired by Elliot Ingle who is not a fan of secretary Pumpido. He has been a vocal critic of secretary Pompey's tendency to travel the globe bashing political opponents, especially his most recent time in Egypt. He is interested in the president's ties to Panama and Russia, again, foreign affairs. Why are we doing what we're doing? Are we doing for good reasons? Or are we doing it for reasons that are personal to the president? He is creating a subcommittee focused entirely on investigating President Trump and to create that subcommittee. He is eliminating a subcommittee focused on terrorism. You can imagine how the conservative world has reacted to that switch. But this is a committee that I think is going to be a real thorn in the president side as well. I mean, I think that's the theme. The theme is many of these committees are and look I don't think it's about being a thorn in the side either. I think it's just finally being check we need people asking questions, I can't believe sort of when you look back over that. We've hit the officially hit the two year Mark of the Trump. Station in just a few of the short things we've listed separating children from their parents at the border the corruption at the EPA the problems with his ties to Russia and his failure to release his tax returns. Like, there's just there's so much here that I honestly have questions about in. I hope somebody asks, and I hope that part of the reason we have avoided missteps in previous administrations is because good oversight was being done quietly behind the scenes, you know, fill the Republican congress under President Obama decided this oversight was a place to make names for people. And I imagine that that trend is gonna continue, but we do need oversight. Like there should be tension. They should be thorn in the side. Like, we talked about on our last episode things should be really difficult to get done in the federal government because the federal government has immense power. And if it were easy to just do things that power could so easily be abused..
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"Subcommittee ranking members to write numerous letters to our regulators, chairman hints her laying and which a Bank on this matter. So Representative waters will not let Trump go quietly into the night in her committee either I have to mention to hilariously to your point about her not being so moderate. This letter has a section called working across the aisle. And the next section header is fighting back against Republican extremism. Wants Maxine Waters. That's what it is. So then we should talk about committees that are going to be more focused on investigations, those were really kind of legislatively focused committees. Now, we're going to get into the investigative committees. And we didn't make this point on Friday. But I want to be sure everybody knows house committees cannot bring criminal charges against people, but they can refer matters to the Justice department, and in the course of doing that they can subpoena documents and witnesses in hold hearings and just generally make life, really hard. And I think that's going to happen. I agree. Okay. So first we have the intelligence committee, which has been staffing up hiring lots of money laundering, and forensic accounting experts because there's basically theory that Trump laundered Russian money when they couldn't get legitimate financing. We didn't even get into the new reporting that they're basically admitting that we're trying to get Trump Tower in Moscow all the way through the campaign. So I don't think the staffing is ill advised. I think it's very well advised. The head of the intelligence committee is Adam Schiff to is the Representative for California's twenty eighth congressional district since two thousand thirteen so he's a newer member. I would say if you're wondering what Trump laundering Russian money has to do with the house intelligence committee. And I think there are people who probably are the intelligence committees concern here would be what potentially compromising material is out there about Trump in what ways could foreign governments be blackmailing, the president influencing the president's foreign policy because of intelligence that they. They have about him. And so that's the link to shifts committee. They also have questions about his family's financial ties to Saudi Arabia and North Korea for the same reason, we've had really unusual statements trips discussions from the Trump administration about these two countries that is very different from past presidents, and where kind of consensus positions are in Washington DC. And so the intelligence committee wants to make sure in the best reading of this the intelligence committee wants to make sure that that's all on the up and up that there isn't a reason that we don't know about for those things to be happening. And I just wanna say as a Republican, I don't like endless investigations, I think the Republican party was completely wasteful of taxpayer dollars in many longstanding investigations that they've insisted upon I do think there is a role for this kind of activity, and I think that Republicans started down the path of the right role and just let it get out of control in a lot of their investigation. So I'm not opposed to anything that Adam Schiff is describing I think it's necessary oversight, especially because he is taking the gavel of this committee from Devon Nunez who I have massive questions about. So I I think he has a lot of work in front of him. And I think it's work that should be done. So next up. We have the oversight committee, which is chaired by logic coming Sousa, congress person from Maryland, also a long term congressperson. He was first elected in nineteen ninety six. He's also seen as one of the big party leaders as far as the the hierarchy fallen it's Pelosi. It's really interesting over the past few years in the minority..
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"And probably has a lot of people shaking in their boots. Because the details of that are long and thorny Maxine Waters is the Representative from California's forty third district. She has been in congress since nineteen ninety one and she's often like did with like seventy percent of the vote. So there is not as much reason to be a moderate. But she is the Mosignor of all the African American women and congress, she's another long-term congresswoman, but very different political makeup of her district than somebody like Richard Neal or Frank Pallone, such I mean, she doesn't have a lot of motivation to be moderate. But I think that she is a much stronger bipartisan player than people. Give her credit for I read a really interesting article about her several months ago that was like she has a stronger history of working across the album, people than her sort of media portrayal would lead you to believe another interesting thing about the House Financial Services committee is that Alexandria, Cossio Cortez has been named as a member. So I mean, I'm all in on these hearings. I'll be watching. I'm just going to be based on those two being their alone. I'll be watching, and you know, I'm I'm definitely more of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party when it comes to consumer protections and the income inequality. So I'm excited about these two. I'm excited about Maxine Waters bean at the head of the House Financial Services committee. I can't wait sushi does in to be inclusive here accustomed Cortes is not the only kind of freshman star on this committee, Rasheed. It's Lyod is on it. I on impressively this committee is stacked up to do a lot. It also is stacked up to do some things that will otherwise personally effect. The Trump administration. So also included in Representative water's letter was this paragraph. I'm committed to strong oversight and following the Trump money trail starting with Deutsche Bank and suspicious activities reports filed with the financial crimes enforcement network or FinCEN today, I have joined with my.
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"So last Friday, we went through the five important things you need to know about house committees. And we really focused on the house committees with the most power the power to either raise taxes or deal with like seventy five percent of the cabinet departments. And so we're going to work our way through these committees and talk about who's in charge now. And what that could mean for the future. I'll tell you Beth what I was really surprised by someone who thinks they know a lot about the major players in DC, and who did understand which committees where powerful I do not even recognize the names of the two most powerful committees. So that tells you something about media coverage and actual power within congress. I think that's right. So we'll start with ways and means as we discussed ways and means has a huge power of the purse. Right. So committee power concentrated a lot in how much money they control and also how much. Money is given to members of those committees because of the money that they control so Richard Neal is the chair of the ways and means committee the main stories about Richard Neal. So far are about his power potentially is chair of the ways and means committee to get Donald Trump's tax returns. There is a very obscure law that allows the ways and means committee to review any of our tax returns in a closed session. It has been almost never used and not sure if that law would work or not there would probably be a big legal battle. If they tried to get Trump's tax returns under it. So Richard Neal's approach is to make the case that there should be a law requiring all presidents to disclose their tax returns. What has been a practice should become a law? And so that's a slower play. Then a lot of people on the left one from him. I think it's really wise, and I commend him for taking that approach. So just. Richard Neal is from Massachusetts first congressional district. He assumed office in nineteen eighty nine takes a while to get to the top of the ways and means the medium he's been there. A while. I was eight as cool. So I would say that this is a very experienced congress person. So think about if the position of ways and means I don't I'm not sure how long has been on this committee. But I would assume it's a long time. I mean, he's built up a lot of political power in probably a lot of fundraising prowess. So I think this will be very interesting to watch. And I think you're right. I think that saying that all president should be first of all I agree. I think they should all disclose their tax returns. Is of is a smart play next up is energy and commerce, energy and commerce is chaired by Representative Frank Pallone. Now, he is very focused on climate change. He is a little more moderate to than some voices in the party would like him to be. So he has said that he's willing to have this committee. Take up the green. Deal proposal. He also has expressed skepticism about whether parts of it will work are realistic. And he has said like I don't wanna deal in concepts. I want to actually get things done his very first hearing is going to be on climate change. He's gotten a little bit press over the past couple of weeks because there's been this call for every member of this committee to reject funding from fossil fuel companies, and he has said that goes too far because where do you draw the line, which is, you know, not making everyone happy. But that's where he is. And I think there's a trend here. Right people who've been there, a very long time or the way they are for reasons. So Pallone is from New Jersey, but his district has changed since his time in office. He's another longtime Representative came in nineteen eighty eight in. So I he served in New Jersey's third district and then it got redrawn. And now he is the Representative from New Jersey's sixth district, and he's had challenges. Said primary challenges he has made his immoderate because it's not a hardcore left leaning district in New Jersey. I think that that's where you see that moderation company, again, another long serve long term congressman who knows the robes and his more moderate based a lot on his district in the sort of constituency. He served a New Jersey, Maxine Waters chairs less less moderate, Leslie mater. It's out there chairs now the.
"house committee" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
"Because I feel like if we continue letting him use the same tactics create chaos. Hold us all hostage. It's only going to escalate and get worse. And so there is a part of me. That's like, yeah. Call his bluff, finally, please just at the expense of so many people in that is unfortunate. I did read that Mitch McConnell. Is starting his sort of behind the scenes machinations. I think he understands I am like, holy speculating here. I think he understands ought some level. There is a remarkable opportunity for Republicans to get a lot of immigration reform that most of them think is a good idea, but are scared to do because of the base of the Republican party. They could get it done here in the name of getting our coastguard paid in the name of getting the government reopen. They could make compromises that. They have been afraid to make in other contexts and get this thing done and all of us be better for it. This doesn't have to have happened in vain. Now, this is a stupid way to get us there. But here we are in stupid land. So can we make the best of it? And I wish that they would just get to work on that you could have pretty good immigration reform done here as a compromise and away for some. Of those Republicans who wouldn't cast these votes otherwise to save face with the bass, the always compliment the other side before we move onto our main segments. Sarah who do you wanna compliment today? I'm going to go back in time a little bit. And I am going to complement president. Ronald Reagan who signed the law that created the Martin Luther King junior holiday into law in one thousand nine hundred eighty three as we are recording on Martin Luther King day. And so I know that history is complicated, and it was a reluctant signing, but it was assigning just the same. And so I would like to recognize that Ronald Reagan did create this holiday in which we get to celebrate. And contemplate memorialize somebody who is so important to our American history into civil rights in the United States. I wanted to complement Representative Tony Cardenas of California. He accepted an apology from Representative Jason Smith of Missouri after Smith yelled, go back to Puerto Rico during a squabble on the floor of the house. The house was like erupting, basically over this. Got a little intense in their man kind of felt like we were in the UK for a second over roll-call vote versus a voice vote on one of the funding bills and.
"house committee" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
"Well, when you have no idea when it's gonna end I was reading an article from business insider that will put in the show notes about how nutrition in schools is funded through the end of March. But nothing right now gives anyone comfort that this is going to be resolved by the end of March. And so school programs are starting to think, well, do we do less juice. You know, how do we how do we make provision? So that if we have to get through the end of the school year were able to do that is a very sad situation. Trump offered this weekend temporarily. Extended protections for Dhaka recipients for about three years if he could have his five point seven billion dollars for the border wall. Not surprisingly that proposal did not go over well with Democrats. I really liked Elijah Cummings quote. He basically said, look, why would we give a permanent wall in exchange for temporary protections, which I thought was a nice way to phrase. It doesn't go far enough. And also, the Democrats at this point are refusing to even discuss funding and or discuss immigration until the government is back open to me, the the narrative about his proposal was we're just trying to shift the responsibility to them. We don't actually think this like this. But the the narrative coming from his administration, and from sort of analysis was this is just a try to shift the the responsibility to Democrats because we know at this point that it's that we're owning all this people are blaming us. And we really just want to offload the blame. I read some articles this morning that to cut to the chase said what you just said that Republicans wanted him to just put something on the. Table. So that there was something to start working with which seems so silly to me because there is something to start working with the Senate passed something before the holiday break, right? That you would think could be a good starting place. But I don't think anybody has any ideas about how to break this logjam. And it's just embarrassing. It's becoming frustrating. Tragic embarrassing all of them. I'm just backed like why are we even here? What are we doing as the United States of America? If we can't even get our government to function if we're not even doing the most basic functions of government, we need to really have a sit down and talk about what the point of all of this is especially when this amount of money is a large amount of money, and it's also not in the grand scheme this money. Can't do much on water wall. Right. Like, if you if you actually want what Trump says he wants five point seven billion. Doesn't get him even close to that. I saw Senator I think it was Chris Murphy tweet over the weekend. Something like, you know, imagine. Somebody wrecks your house in than says, I'll fix it. If you give me five point seven billion dollars. What would you say in Brian Schatz from Hawaii the Senator from Hawaii responded, instead I'd say, hey, man, that sounds like a lot of money how about three, and I really kind of appreciated that interaction. And that the Senator was making the point of like, yes, this is terrible. It is Trump's fault. Also, like, how can we just get some movement here? You know, it's just tough negotiations like this where someone has said I own this is on me. And I'm not going to budge it just doesn't give in the other person any room to budge either I read this weekend that Trump invited Schumer to the White House. And he said not basically not without Nancy like, there's just no daylight between the Democrats, which is the new thing. We're trying. I'm kind of enjoying it. But I think that you know, they know, and I think he knows that they are in a stronger bargaining position. And he's tried all his classic techniques of lemme create chaos. Let me create like exactly that let me create damage and then come in and offer to take it away. And they're just not biting in. So there's a part of me that is particularly the democrat. That's like on one hand. I do not believe that Donald Trump will ever not be Donald Trump on the other hand at no point in his presidency or candidacy did anybody. Call his day bluff, and I am ready for his bluff to be called..
"house committee" Discussed on WRVA
"We been happening for the last year let me play this cut richard burr talking about the steel data can cannot be trusted because he won't speak to us listening to what he said as it relates to the steel dossier unfortunately the committee his hitth for wall we have on several occasions asians made attempts to contact mr steele to meet with mr steele to include personally the vice chairman and myself as to individuals uh mike in that connection those offers have gone accepted the committee cannot really decide the credibility of the dossier without understanding things like through paid for courier sources in sub sources we are investigating a very expansive russian network of interference in us elections and though we have incredibly enlightened at our ability to rebuild backwards the steel dossier up to a certain getting pass that point has been somewhat impossible and i say this i think we're gonna find in the intelligence products that fun lot that key to pre june of 16 to my hope is that mr steele might could to meet with either mark in our or the committee or both so that we can hear his side of it versus for us to depict in our findings what his intent for what his actions were he's talking about that senator bernie interference not collusion j let me go to you on that to me at it just sounds like the opposite me and the being true we do have you seen any evidence of any trump member campaign member that colluded with the russian is past campaign and more importantly neither has senate or the house committee no evidence they come forward and and not they've not over at any evidence of collusion and in fact the witnesses that if testified establish the exact opposite leaked one we know that if testified and information has been released publicly uh mechanism speculate as to what what we were people having seen obviously because who knows but i will tell you this no evidence submitted on russia kohler hit or what i will take a break we'll come back more with jay secular more john solomon more would sarah corrida 'have you travel for business now you know it's a game a wins and losses for example if you power pope an overhead bin and it's empty who that's a huge win sleeping through.