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"house democratic caucus" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Things grow. And when you piled it up in one place I started to stink. Trammell says the GOP is misunderstanding his district by thinking they could defeat him. But he's glad to have the money spent against him here because that means the dollars aren't being used to defend Republicans in districts that Democrats are trying to flip. Chambers with the National Republican PAC, dismisses that, he says they're investing elsewhere in Georgia and argues Trammell's race makes sense strategically because he's distracted, trying to fight for his own political survival. He's not able to be out there campaigning for everybody else. It's part of a statewide and national Republican strategy. The goal is to avoid more of what happened in 2018. That's when Republicans lost control of eight state legislatures and Georgia Republicans lost 13 State House and Senate seats. David Ralston is speaker of the Georgia House. He campaigned for David Jenkins in LaGrange, November. 2018 was the worst night we have had, and we had the majority in the house and try to learn from that. Take things away from it. That will make you better so they've recruited new Republican candidates and given them re sources and vulnerable Republican incumbents have a record to run on, he says. Like balancing the budget and passing a law to address the state's maternal mortality crisis, a longtime democratic priority, But Democrats aren't sitting, I'll glee by their challenging 66 Republican seats. If Alexa back runs the Georgia House Democratic Caucus, the energy is even more, You know, noticeable this year in 2020. I think folks are excited. They see an opportunity. I think people are ready to make a change. And what's at stake for both parties is redistricting, which the party in power next year We'll get to control for NPR news. I'm Emma hurt in Georgia House district 1 32. This is morning edition on W one might.
"house democratic caucus" Discussed on KCRW
"News. I'm Noelle King and I'm Steve Inskeep, the old saying holds, the vice president is a heartbeat away from the presidency. In this election cycle. Both presidential candidates are in their seventies and one just got out of the hospital with Corona virus that added some interest to last night's vice presidential debate in Salt Lake City. Mike Pence and Kamala Harris discussed the response to the Corona virus, the economy taxes, thie environment and the Supreme Court. Among other things. Here's how one voters saw Harris Comma. Harris was very professional shows very calm, despite his interruptions, despite his long winded answers, and not allowing the moderator to moderate Fatima Bury an immigrant from Sierra Leone, who lives in Maryland, says she can identify with Harris. People are very much connected with her. They see themselves in her, especially for those of us who had immigrant parents who taught us the values that She missed houses in reference to her mother, the fight to make it in this country. But Sharon News back of Stevensville, Maryland, had a different view. She's like Hillary Clinton. I guess I don't know, because you're not making faces, And I don't get that while she kept doing that you could making all these weird. Strange. I don't know. Maybe she didn't realize she was doing it. News back is an immigrant from Venezuela. She didn't trust Harris's answer, she said, particularly on race and protests, and she told us she cannot imagine herself voting for these Democratic candidates. Even if something happened. I'd probably look in any work is nowhere. I would build a Democrat for them Two because they're like socialists don't have specialists to of many views were hearing on last night's vice presidential debate. Let's hear now from a representative for the Biden Harriscampaign will be hearing from the Trump Pence campaign. Later in the show, representative Hakeem Jeffries chairs the House Democratic Caucus. Good morning, sir. Good morning. Last night was a more issues oriented debate than the first presidential debate. So we'll talk about the issues specific policy issues in just a SEC. Let me start by asking you whether you think Senator Harris made an air tight case that the death toll from Corona virus and the economic catastrophe this pandemic has caused are the fault of the Trump administration. Without question, Senator Harris made clear that the Trump administration's response to the Corona virus pandemic has been an unmitigated disaster. She laid out the statistics. Which illustrate the pain, suffering and death of the American people have experience which is extraordinary. More than 210,000. Americans dead over 100,000 small businesses permanently closed and the Trump administration at the moment has walked away from negotiations. And early on. Failed to reveal to the American people the severity of the illness, even though they knew it in late January. When asked what a Biden Harris administration would do to combat Covic, should they win, Senator Harris said. Contact tracing testing administering a vaccine. Vice president Pence points out. That's pretty much the Trump administration's strategy. Does he have a point there? There wasn't much new in that answer. No. The Trump administration and Donald Trump have failed to be able to even contain the virus at 1600, Pennsylvania Avenue. They're testing isn't even reliable. Including what is being administered to high level officials. Of the government. And so Senator Harris is exactly correct when she talks about testing, tracing treatment, social distancing protocols as well as the administration. That is Of the vaccine in a safe and effective fashion. Those are things that may sound basic. But Donald Trump and his administration have failed to execute upon what the public health professionals have indicated, would be necessary in order to permanently flat in the curve. That is why I think what she's basically saying is that the Biden administration led by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, or going to proceed in a competent And comprehensive fashion. We haven't gotten that from Donald Trump and his administration. At one point in the debate moderator Susan Page as Senator Harris if she would take a vaccine. Let's listen to her response if the public health professionals if Dr Douchey if the doctors Tell us that we should take it. I'll be the first in line to take it. Absolutely. But if Donald Trump tells us that we should take it, I'm not taking it. We know that many Americans are suspicious of a vaccine and that that may be a problem in the future. Was this statement a problem? If Donald Trump tells us to take it, I'm not taking it. It was not a problem because Donald Trump has told more than 20,000 lives during the course of his presidency. And it cannot be trusted at this particular point in time, Donald Trump said. There were 15 cases it would go down to zero. Donald Trump said that one day one day it would all disappear. Donald Trump also suggested to the American people that perhaps They consider injecting themselves with life soul. And so there's no reason to trust Donald Trump at this particular point in time, But Senator Harris was correct if the public health professionals Have made clear to the American people that the vaccine is safe and effective. We all should be taking it as part of the effort to crush the virus. Let's move on to some issues that we're not about the pandemic. Vice president Pence accused Joe Biden in Comma Harris of supporting the Green New Deal. Senator Harris denied this as Joe Biden has denied this, but there's actually a Biden Web page with this sentence..
Congress devises a bill addressing economic issues from COVID-19
"From Capitol Hill to the White House to Wall Street everyone is trying to figure out how to stop the spread of Kobe at nineteen and the fallout that's coming with it at the White House today while meeting with the Irish prime minister president trump tried to once again reassure nervous investors as the Dow plunged you have to remember the stock market as an example is still much higher than when I got here and it's taking a big hit but it's got all bounced back and it's going to bounce back very big at the right time and in a news conference at Capitol Hill this morning house speaker Nancy Pelosi laid out the house Democrats plan to ease the economic pain that has come up with the virus we have to operate not as business as usual but in an emergency status well we have to get the job done Democrat Katherine Clark of Massachusetts is the vice chair of the house democratic caucus and she joins me now from the capitol welcome to All Things Considered thank you outside it looks like this proposal your **** is has put together could amount to the largest government intervention in the economy since the two thousand eight financial crisis are you telling Americans with this bill that the situation really is that bad we know that we cannot fight a corona virus affected late unless everyone in this country is tested and that they know they can get their tests free of charge and we cannot slow that outbreak which is critical for us to do at this juncture in this pandemic when workers are stuck between a terrible choice of staying home or avoiding spreading gale of the assistance that this bill is asking for is tantamount to what how how much the government intervening economy since the two thousand and eight financial crisis is that are you saying that the situation that we're in is commensurate with that we are we are saying that we want people to prepare not panic but at the same time we know that slowing this outbreak is going to mean social distancing and that is going to put people into a terrible choice do they stay home to avoid spreading the illness and forego the paycheck their family can't afford to lose so we are putting forward this piece of legislation to tell the American people that we are putting their interests first do you have how much this legislation how much his proposal is actually going to cost we do not because we do not know the full extent of how this pandemic is going to play out well how response doesn't feel to make a policy without knowing how much the policy will cost it is it is our absolute responsibility to take actions of this degree and this magnitude when we are facing a crisis like this we have squandered the chance when this administration did not proceed with containing this virus with the proper testing that was needed and now we are in a situation where we have to take dramatic changes in our lifestyles moved to social distancing and that is going to take a real economic toll over the holiday season's Republicans are pushing back they say that this bill is opportunistic that Democrats are taking advantage of a public health crisis to advance long term democratic goals like federal guarantees for paid leave what do you make of that argument against this bill it is way past time that the Republican colleagues take their heads out of the sand this pandemic cannot be wished away the president is approaching this like he's approached everything let's build a wall but we heard him say last night was this is a foreign virus an institute travel bans that's not how public health works we have to put the American people first give them the resources and the tools to help stop the spread of the spine in order to give the American people the resources and the tools present trump is saying he's not going to support this measure so what compromises are Democrats willing to make to ensure that some assistance package can get quickly passed we have been working and we will continue to work with the administration and our colleagues across the aisle to make sure that we have free testing that we have paid emergency leave in on a plane that insurance and that we're strengthening families ability to get food and clear protections for frontline workers these are the basics that American people need to and we have to make sure that we get this done I got to leave it there that's Democrat Katherine Clark of Massachusetts thank you
"house democratic caucus" Discussed on KCRW
"The house democratic caucus their diverse and the when you look Randall diverse racial diversity gender diversity whenever you look at a picture of the house floor on on important gatherings like state of the union night you see the democratic side which is full of different races and genders and the other side is a bunch of white guys in blue suits that's that's the first thing that strikes me the other thing is that these are people who have law enforcement backgrounds prosecutorial backgrounds and the house has been taking this task in what you could call an old fashioned way I mean they're actually prosecuting a case the White House chose their team more for how they look on TV whether they're skillful on television that's something that's very important to Donald Trump sue your your take on this team I know you walked in with their hundred eleven page if you were to re expecting in terms of the case that they're going to lay out everyone will speak we've been told that but we do anticipate that Adam Schiff who wrecked land right who led the investigation on the house intelligence committee is going to be the leading Peter manager he will be the burden for trying to convince any number of senators to maybe agree to more witnesses are documents rest more squarely with Adam Schiff he's the one that is given the responsibility of making the case he's also the one that probably is best suited for that as someone who was a former attorney has been in trial formats who is seen as one of them more one of the better legal minds in the house and also someone who I think has been the most practicing consistent and making the public case again in order to move some Senate mines you might need to make them feel like their constituents are sympathetic to the arguments that Democrats are making an one thing to remember and we said this over and over again the country's divided on impeachment divided on impeachment when people have been asked you think the Senate should hear from our witnesses a majority of Americans say they think that's a good idea right if there's more documents and witnesses that could clarify the case why why are we here why not make sure you have a yeah that seems that's a pretty easy thing for people to understand so I do think the public sentiment is on Democrats sided has ticked towards their more towards their side than against it since this process began at the same time I don't have a someone that conservatives are Republicans look at through a very partisan lands they see him as being an overt political operator he does not have a ton of ill will or street cred on the other side of the aisle and that's that's a really hurt me of the present yeah I mean think about the way that liberals look at Mitch McConnell they just look at them as sort of a partisan warrior and that's how Republicans look at Adam Schiff and that's a tougher left that's a tough for hill to climb to get your political opponents to think that maybe you have a good point especially against a president who is wildly popular within his own party yeah you know it's interesting about the polls which do show big majorities think there should be witnesses we still have polls that show a very slim majority think he should be removed although I think public opinion is pretty much split down the middle whenever you see a poll that shows pigment your ideas are for something that's not what the president wants my answer to that always is yes but they live in the wrong state you know it just kinda doesn't matter what majority public opinion is because we're not going to fight the next election as a battle for majority public opinion are for majority popular votes we're going to fight it out in battleground states where he's trump is is is doing a lot better that said I think that the Democrats have a couple goals obviously they have to try to move public opinion on two things one to convince them that what the president did was not just an abuse of power they've already got the public with them on that but that it's an abuse of power that merits his removal and that is a the heaviest left because Republicans can say I think in a pretty politically appealing way Hey I think what the president did was inappropriate but I am not going to take away the right of my voters who in a very short period of months are going to get the chance to decide if he stays in office or not and the other goal I think they have with public opinion is to convince them that what the Republicans are doing in particular Mitch McConnell is somehow unfair and a cover up yeah enter to Democrats just as an overall strategy here face a little bit of a tricky balancing act in that they want more witnesses they're trying to persuade senators including they need at least for Republicans to back them if they're going to be more witnesses arm on the flip side if they want to save the trial will be legitimate without more witnesses does that wrist making the impeachment vote that they passed last month look less than yeah this is why the the great card that Donald Trump had he denied them witnesses that they wanted especially the ones that had first hand knowledge of these events he wouldn't let top White House officials testify he wouldn't turn over documents and now we can turn around and say Hey you didn't do a thorough job in the house because you didn't invest in interrogate witnesses well they say Hey you wouldn't let us have them and then the response Republicans as well you could have gone to court and fought for it and you did yeah I mean we've this is the response you're already starting to see and from those very votes that matter the most in the Senate this is something Susan Collins of Maine one of those swing voters is said if you didn't already have a rock solid case why did you send us the articles of impeachment you could have waited you could have continued to fight these things in the courts and the house chose not to do that and I think that will give if if someone's looking for an out to to not have to vote for this Democrats have provided that out the other thing is on the second article the article of obstruction Congress this is gonna be a tough case for Democrats to make to I think even among a lot of Senate Democrats even though they might not say it publicly in that they are saying not not complying with the house investigation you should be removed moved from office for that the threshold for impeachment in the threshold for removal are different they're just weighing different things and I think a lot of Senate Democrats let us senators writ large might be uncomfortable by setting a precedent that says a president who doesn't comply with the house investigation should be removed from office especially when the house took no steps to fight it in court they rescinded their subpoenas they didn't seek a court ruling and that leaves them that gives the White House of strong ground to make a case against that article yeah and and and they're saying that the whole clash over whether and how and in what cases a president has to submit to the will of Congress that's that's an age old separation of powers battle that has not been litigated is sue said they remove the subpoena from the deputy national security adviser they never subpoena John Bolton they decided they weren't going to go forward to see if the judiciary would referee this a separation of powers battle point alright so that's a little bit of a preview of the team that will be managing this for the house side the Democrats will be arguing the case for impeachment I want to turn now to the case for the defense the president has built a whole team of lawyers for his defense and just to check for some of the names there we will have Ken Starr the former independent counsel who led the investigation into president Clinton that led to Clinton being impeached we will have Robert ray easy former independent counsel who took over for star and negotiated a settlement with Clinton Alan Dershowitz the celebrity defense attorney and professor emeritus at Harvard Law School who has never shown an aversion to taking on controversial cases and clients also Pam Bondi former Florida Attorney General Jean Raskin a Florida based lawyer who has been working with a number another member of the legal team J. secular this is the president's personal attorney who has been working out of a an annex suite of offices near the White House and the and Pat's floating through is White House counsel and who has been very much working a behind the scenes on this project for the president and others we know that simple Onie and secular will be leading the defense team for the president they have already started to lay out some of what their defense might look like hers Robert ray he was speaking on NPR's weekend edition it's not bribery it's not extortion it's not an illegal campaign contribution it's not any of those things and because it is not any of those things that is why it is not impeachable so that central argument there that we expect to hear from the president's defense team that he committed no crime is not being accused of committing a crime and therefore this is not impeachable that will be the thrust of their arguments another voice to to bring in early on I mentioned Alan Dershowitz of Harvard Law who we spoke to on All Things Considered a few days ago I asked him whether he believes this will be a legitimate trial given the coordination between jurors are you senators and the defense well I was also involved in the Bill Clinton impeachment I testified and I consulted with the defense in that case the same coordination occurred but in this case we have senators including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the record saying I am not an impartial juror and saying he was like ordinating strategy with the White House I think the same could be said about the the Clinton impeachment there was coordination between the democratic leadership in the Senate and I'm sure that that has happened in in prior cases will continue to happen you know it would just so so this one though is is this actually a trial is that concept is commonly understood will it be a legitimate trial if there are no witnesses previous impeachments have had no witnesses Clinton there were no witnesses there the the ideal situation is for the witnesses to all be called by the house and then for the Senate to vote on the reports and the managers assessment but you know things are different here I'm not playing any role in the witness issue my issue is purely the constitutional issue as to whether the two articles of impeachment state constitutional criteria for removal so Alan Dershowitz speaking with me there on Friday and previewing a little bit of what his role will be in this trial who be laying out opening statements and also speaking and and more I want I want to get your take on this was you heard me pressing him there on this issue of does this gold is actually be a trial is that concept is commonly understood if there are no witnesses and given that Mitch McConnell the Senate Majority Leader he'll be running things on the on the Republican side for senators has said I'm not impartial and I'm coordinating with the White House right you know I think that's something you're gonna hear Democrats say you already have heard them say over and over again I think we're at a point in American politics were of the.
Pelosi: Senators Will 'Pay' Price for Blocking Witnesses
"We're getting closer to see what president trump's impeachment trial will look like a P. is Mike captain reports the house will vote this week on what it will spend the articles of impeachment to the Senate house speaker Nancy Pelosi says she'll know Tuesday after a meeting with the house democratic caucus when the articles will be transmitted will determine in our meeting when we send them over hello see tells A. B. C.'s this week that senators will pay a price if they block new witnesses from testifying in the impeachment trial it's about a fair trial they taken to take have a fair trial and we think that would be with witnesses and documentation Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is reluctant to call more witnesses and wants a quick trial to acquit the
Pelosi: Americans want 'fair trial' on Trump impeachment
"House speaker Nancy Pelosi says she'll know Tuesday after a meeting with the house democratic caucus when the articles will be transmitted will determine in our meeting when we send them over hello see tells A. B. C.'s this week that senators will pay a price if they block new witnesses from testifying in the impeachment trial it's about a fair trial they take an oath to take have a fair trial and we think that would be with witnesses and documentation Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is reluctant to call more witnesses and wants a quick trial to acquit the president my camp in Washington
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
No sign of end to standoff over Trump impeachment trial
"And now to the impeachment debate here in Washington the Senate Republican leader is accusing house speaker Nancy Pelosi and what he is calling shamelessly game playing those comments from senator McConnell came after the speaker again stated she does not plan to send articles of impeachment of the Senate until seeing proposed rules for trial a president trump the continuing standoff between the speaker and the Senate Republican leader focusing on the president's conduct toward Ukraine comes as the president addressed the nation on the hostilities with Iran a crisis that is now over shadowing the impeachment drama from the Senate floor Republican John Thune of South Dakota but as a very straightforward process one as I said that met with the approval of all one hundred senators both Democrats and Republicans back in nineteen ninety nine the Clinton president is seems to me at least to be a fair way in which to proceed and and won that Senate Republicans have agreed to move forward with soul if and when the house Democrats under speaker Pelosi determine that they are ready to send those articles over here seems like maybe they're waiting for something to rescue what I think is an otherwise fairly weak argument that they have to make but when those articles arrive here we will have a process in place in which to move forward and and and get this trial under way in the Senate and hopefully hear the arguments and at some point in I hope in the not too distant future I conclude this and get it behind us in on to the work that the American people I think sent his here to do obviously there is an election coming up in November the first of all we'll start being cast just a few weeks from now in the state of Iowa and New Hampshire and other states followed very closely on by super Tuesday so the election process is already under way and I think that is the means by which most Americans believe we ought to deal with our leadership and in a democratic system of government we have the opportunities people to express our opinions and the voice argues in that manner and I would hope that that is where we can settle these political differences industries that we have that from Republican John Thune of South Dakota on the Senate floor the hill newspaper reporting a democratic senators are quote growing impatient over the delayed start of the impeachment trial some saying it's time for speaker Pelosi to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate in fact this from democratic senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut telling The Washington Post yesterday quote I think the time is past we should send the articles over reacting to all of that the house democratic caucus chair Hakeem Jeffries of New York sorry say has no the resolution going to like what do you gain by waiting for one of our as speaker has consistently indicated it's very difficult for her to determine who would be appropriate impeachment managers to present the house's case in the absence of understanding the rules of engagement and what the contours of a trial would look like beyond of course chairmanship and chairman Nadler who one would think we're going to be logical choices and participants to lead the effort but what we have seen over the last several weeks all the additional disclosure of documents that continue to highlight that the president did abuse his power by targeting an American citizen for political gain while withholding intentionally three hundred and ninety one million dollars in military aid from a vulnerable Ukraine additional documents subsequent to the speaker's decision to hold the articles have come out that's a gain in terms of information to the American people and we've also seen during this period of time that a critically important potential witness John Bolton has said he will testify if subpoenaed John Bolton had direct communication with the president about this sordid matter and abuse of power and we know from testimony from doctor Fiona hill characterize this whole scheme as a drug deal and the president's main operative Rudolph Giuliani as a hand grenade that from democratic congressman who keen Jeffries part of the house democratic leadership in this note regarding the house California governor Gavin Newsom today saying that he will not call for a special election in the district held by resigning Republican congressman Duncan hunter saying that we received his letter of resignation based on the timing a special election will not be called Duncan hunter officially steps down next Monday after pleading guilty to charges of campaign finance
House resolution outlines public phase of impeachment
"House Democrats unveil a resolution that outlines the next phase of their impeachment inquiry correspondent Linda Kenyan has the story the eight page resolution is a road map of sorts the spells out how the case against president trump will be brought before the public after weeks of closed door depositions open hearings will begin in the house intelligence committee and will follow in the house Judiciary Committee Republicans have been complaining about the process up till this point calling it unfair in calling the impeachment inquiry illegitimate house democratic caucus chair Hakeem Jeffries says this resolution brings everything out into the open the president by pressuring a foreign government to target American citizens for political gain use this power and solicited foreign interference in the twenty twenty election house minority leader Kevin McCarthy says as far as the GOP is concerned the resolution doesn't change anything this is before any court he would've been a mistrial but Jeffrey says these process arguments are without merit every thing about the process is transparent is legitimate and its constitutional Republican Jim Jordan doesn't think so this process is is completely unfair completely partisan ridiculousness Jeffries my Republican colleagues continue to embarrass themselves saying they continue to argue about the process because they can argue in support of the president's actions in a closed door deposition Tuesday a key witness and he was very concerned about trump's actions army lieutenant colonel Alexander vin men who serves on the National Security Council said he raise those concerns more than once then men a Purple Heart recipient who served in Iraq became the first official to testify who actually heard president trump's July twenty fifth phone call with the new Ukrainian president in his prepared remarks he said quoting here I did not think it was proper to demand a foreign government investigate a U. S. citizen and I was worried about the implications for the U. S. government support of Ukraine some critics have taken issue within men including the president himself who attack vin men's patriotism congresswoman Liz Cheney objected we're talking about decorated veterans who have served this nation who put their lives on the line Cheney a member of the house Republican leadership did not mention president trump by name but her remarks followed a critical tweet by the president as well as comments by several trump allies conservative pundits and Republicans in Congress while Republicans take issue with the impeachment proceeding so far the impeachment resolution will be marked up by the house rules committee later today and the house will vote on it on Thursday representative Jordan says he already knows what's going to happen every single Republican will be voting against the resolution on
The Trump Impeachment Inquiry: What Happened Today
"We are covering breaking news tonight in this trump impeachment investigation at this very moment I can tell you the entire House Democratic Caucus is having a closed door meeting this is The first time they've met in weeks they're returning of course to work and they are discussing explicitly the next steps in the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump not only that but we've just been briefed you're from the Congress in two weeks also breaking Rudy Giuliani revealing. He will defy a house subpoena for Ukraine documents today and as he ignores that subpoena and reportedly faces this new criminal scrutiny from federal prosecutors in New York Giuliani has also revealed that at this point in time he does not have a lawyer of his own as political how did he said simply no one is representing him the legal stakes clearly rising for this lawyer and former prosecutor at the center of Ukraine's scandal Guiliani. has faced a devastating series of revelations from other impeachment witnesses some of were who were the people he was trying to strong arm for this alleged shadow foreign policy today a diplomat named George Ken testifying behind closed doors reportedly revealing that he also raised concerns about Giuliani's Ukrainian pressure scheme months ago this new testimony adds another block here it adds more incriminating information about what Giuliani was doing it comes of course just one day after another impeachment witness another trump aide in this administration testified about the pushback from ouston national security Iser John Bolt now he whatever you think of all of his ideology he is according to these other impeachment with this is on record as trying to get in brought and opposed what he viewed as Giuliani's criminal plot. I WanNa read this and I want you to let this sink in this is the new testimony that Bolton apparently said Hello I'm not part of whatever drug deal sauna and Mulvaney are cooking up this is not breaking hi this is real life Mr Bolton a very accomplished lawyer in addition to his other training knew what was going on he had a view of it he wanted to warn the White House and no one certain terms he viewed this as criminal and his lawyer speaking to lawyers and non lawyers he called it a drug deal so he couldn't be misinterpreted couldn't be misheard and that's at all we're learning from this new witness that Mr Bolden also warned quote Guiliani is a hand grenade who's going to blow everybody up Bolton reportedly told the witness to report her concerns to not just anybody but to a top lawyer at the National Security Council which she they did what you have here taking together it is a very incriminating picture of people who are actively working for Donald Trump who are most days to work trying to get his agenda enacted supporting him getting paid by the government they're inside the trump administration they're inside the White House and they're the ones blowing the whistle there the runs in various ways we're learning trying to say Giuliani is pursuing a quote drug deal Giuliani is a walking hand grenade this is not normal stuff this is normal testimony and I can tell you something else by the end of the week a half a dozen people will have stepped up and testified in this impeachment probe Democrats saying they're getting critical evidence we are learning new and important information in the impeachment inquiry have you heard evidence to this point that would support articles of impeachment against this President Yes jim we have solicitation alone is a criminal act that's the president did it has shown right there in the transcript it's not just the smoking gun it's the actual bullet that is what we're hearing and then you have this you see on your screen is live news it's going to happen during this hour speaker Pelosi in a late in the day announcement that she gets coming forward after her meeting with her own caucus about impeaching trump and where the road is from here and she's going to say something from the podium you're looking at it and we will bring it to you a lot of people interested some people afraid I'm joined now by federal prosecutor Jean Rossi he served for many years Department of Justice Criminal Defense Attorney carrying police who represented Mr. Dopoulos in the Mueller probe and knows her way around some of these national security and legal issues and rutgers Professor Britney Cooper good evening everyone gene yes handgrenade drug deal cooking not your typical congressional testimony not even your typical testimony in Uh trials that tried to prove drug deals what did you make of the stark language from Mr Bolton an Ivy League educated lawyer among other things he nailed he nailed that really well July ten is going to be almost as important as July twenty fifth Ari because John embolden whose views I don't always agree with he had the innate sense to understand that something rotten was occurring Denmark and we make fun and it's a drug deal it wasn't a drug deal it was a deal involving the president pudding his personal interest in his electoral chances over the welfare of the United States of America right and just to be clear gene and then I'll go back to you I think and I'm curious to your analysis but I think Mr Bolden was trying to do in no uncertain terms in a world where every time the president asked for foreign collusion it's later dismissed coke was not have a high level legal discussion about whether this may or may not violate any technical federal law but say look this is over the line is a plot this is a conspiracy and drug deal is something anyone can understand is in the White House Gosh get away from the drug deal they're cooking absolutely he aw conspiracy and conspiracy allegedly existed among the President Giuliani these two other people Levin e Gore they sound like characters Doctor Zhivago I gotTa tell you this case reeks of an impeachable offense in that horsewoman who just said solicitation is the crime a quid pro quo y'all need a quid in he held up for hundred million dollars to Ukraine ten percent of their defense budget and they were pleading with us for help against the Russian and and trump tried to use it like a Carrot Brittany we have sat at this table before and talked about the things Donald Trump does yeah sized for many I would observe that Donald trump merits criticism for many things yes but merits impeachment for very few and I think that's what the founders intended many terrible things that politicians can do are not what the founders defined as impeachable here we are bumping up against one that the Congress says may indeed be impeachable it is not only reprehensible or objectionable or derogatory or discriminatory but that is the kind of abuse of power or as Jean was discussing bribe one of the numerator constitutional offenses for impeachment and thinking about that I wanna play for you Tillerson who's been around the block running oil company spent up to the line let's be real but he said he was getting all kinds of orders to go the line take a look when the president would say well here's what I WANNA do and here's how and I'd have to say to him well Mr President down what you WanNa do but you can't do it that way it violates the law at violates treaties you know he got really frustrated it didn't just get frustrated he ousts people who don't go along and what does that say to you about the testimony today which quotes Mr Bolton who also is out yeah what I'm really sitting here thinking is Humpty dumpty sat on the wall Humpty dumpty had a great fall all the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't put Humpty dumpty back together again I'm Brittany bars nursery look I've been tight since I was a kid so the other point of this is that it's quite basic we tell wondering don't lie we tell children don't cheat and we have a president who doesn't have morality of a five-year-old and who thinks that it's fine to sort of engaged in shakedown and to basically as the White House and the power of the US presidency to run a crime syndicate and then to essentially try to strong arm anyone who doesn't want to go along what is more talking is that most of the men around the president are a cast of shady characters and at the point that the shady character start to say this is too far then all of us should is it our hair is literally on fire at this point in that he has to go what I appreciate that the Democrats have done this moment is they have seized on what is a simple narrative you cannot US foreign interference to win an election now why we didn't know that in Twenty fifteen twenty sixteen two thousand seventeen is you know is the thing that I'm inclined to be generous about is lying on that floor one difference for twenty sixteen is the evidence we have and I read the Miller report twice and your client was in it you know the Miller report well the evidence suggested that Russia was coming into the US starting doesn't mean you could get their help but that's where it started and one Francis Democrats are pointing to is now it's sitting president and the plot is not coming from Russia the plot is coming from inside the White House you look I think it's a distinction out of different than you do but we'll take this is a man who stood at the podium and said bring me the emails half the emails and bring them to me this is he was invited into to interfere and gave him a pass now we have seen him be entirely consistent with what he said he didn't have the US's best interest at heart when he ran for the presidency he let's continue to ruin our foreign interests around the globe he's totally engaged right now in a realignment of power that we haven't seen since World War Two and we're going to be paying the price for that for generations but the thing that I want to say is that the thing we keep learning in this country is that you cannot get in bed with white supremacy without having global repercussions the US had to learn in the nineteenth century we have to learn in the twentieth and apparently we're terrible students and white folks out Wendy- Wednesday people of Color why folks are having to learn it again in the twenty first century very adjusting everything you lay out there including humpty now we're not we're not talking humpty dance the chance to do the heart you gotTa Shock Shock G Caroline look here's the deal this looks pretty serious as someone who dealt with Muller probe do you see the underlying allegations not asking us to resolve them do you see the underlying allegations here as more serious than that well I think picking up some of the stuff that Britney just said I think one of the since we can learn from sort of having been through the Muller probe at this point is that we perhaps are looking at this too much illegal lens if we're thinking about impeachment the muller pro we were we were so quick to see if it met the statutory elements of whatever crime that we were trying to figure out let me direct it's not illegal lens writing not each element right then what is the right lane the impeachment lens is inherently political right so we can't sit here and say does it meet the elements to get to whatever two thirds of the Senate is going to qualify for so there's a famous quote that impeachment unimpeachable is really just whatever the Congress thinks it is at that moment in history but I'll push back on you respectfully that quote could also be said as a conviction is whatever twelve jurors I think it is it's a description of a process any congress that takes this seriously and in history the congress have taken it seriously partly explaining why the Senate has never actually removed someone from office under conviction a high bar but also agonizingly searching over it the congress is supposed to look to the text the constitution and say on a political disagreement not a criticism of the morality of the individual but rather a high crime misdemeanor trees bribery right and actually if you look at what the quintessential founding fathers what they thought which essentially would constitute high crime and misdemeanor this certainly falls way more within that spectrum than any of the other impeachments we've seen in history which is obviously putting a personal political interest above the interest of party but I think what we're seeing here is a mosaic really we're seeing the whistle blower is almost you don't need the whistleblower anymore at this point because we've got so much here putting together the pieces of this poem we bring you the degree point let me bring in Jeanne back in the back to the panel to the panel here on the set but gene you know you look at this caroline who knows a way around these probes is talking about the role the whistleblower the
Whistleblower complaint has been declassified and contains no 'surprises,' GOP lawmaker says
"And we have some breaking news just coming in representative Chris Stewart but he is a Republican from Utah. He is a member of the House Intelligence Committee. He has just revealed on twitter that the whistle blowers complaint that some members of Congress. I have been reviewing throughout the day today that it has now been declassified. He says the ADS in his tweet. I encourage you all to read it. It has not yet been made available to the general public but obviously it's declassification is a major step in that direction again that news coming in from a member of the House Intelligence Committee you Chris Stewart Republican from Utah with US tonight Andrew Desa Diario Congressional reporter for Politico and Jackie alumini political reporter for the Washington Post host and author of the papers morning newsletter power up thanks to both of you for being with US Andrew. Let me just start with you this news we are just getting about the whistle blowers lowers report. We have been hearing members of Congress today. Some very suggestive things about its content it now would seem to be a matter of time before all of us get to see it. Is that correct that's right. There's no timetable yet for the release of this document or these documents rather. It's probably a very long whistleblower complaint based on what I heard from lawmakers today but the D. Classic declassification process has essentially been completed. That's what Congressman Stewart was announcing. Something important to remember here was that lawmakers on the intelligence Belgian Committee only got to view the content of the complaint today they did not get to view the full inspector general's report which they expect to be delivered to Capitol Hill sometime tomorrow or a on Friday that report will show corroborating documents interviews with other people who might have knowledge of the allegations that the whistle blower has leveled against either the president or other individuals in the White House so that is going to be another really important piece of information for lawmakers to view here in the coming days Jackie. I'm wondering what you're hearing about the potential impact of this of this whistle blowers complaint you have some Republicans even Ben Sasse from Nebraska. I think we've put his quote up earlier. not saying nothing to see here yeah well. I think it's pretty notable that sense you know post four. PM Today when the whistle blowers complaint was finally finally made available to members of Congress that there hasn't been a Republican who has come out with as forceful of defenses we've seen if president trump earlier during the day but I think this just increases the amount of pressure that the acting director of the DNA wire is going to be under tomorrow when he has to publicly testify in front of the House intelligence committee behind closed doors and in front of closed doors you know he's in a pretty precarious situation. As my colleagues reported today you know he threatened mm to resign if he was not able to be forthcoming with the information that he is aware of with regards to the whistle blowers kamate complaints you know he's already come under scrutiny and severe criticism for the way he's handled the complaint up until now and I think tomorrow is going to be a real test with the intelligence community watching to see how he handles it and whether or not he's truthful with the way that he I think calls out the White House for some of the falsehoods that they've they've been putting forth as Andrew knows as well you know the White House pushed out all of their talking points today to house Democrats who then and quickly leaked it to reporters so we know exactly what the White House is saying about this episode and the President's conversation with the Ukrainian president and it's not based in reality and so you know I think it'll be up to a wire to call out you know what he is telling lawmakers behind closed doors in the skiffs about the reality the whistle blowers complaint and what the narrative that the White House is trying to push forward themselves. We should know to Joseph Maguire. DNA DNA did deny threatening threatening to resign. Jacobs reports certainly are out there. Obviously this is a name that's new to a lot of people in the last couple of days of the director of national intelligence new to the job as well. The Wall Street Journal was reporting in terms of Joseph Maguire's background quote McGuire was viewed as a steady hand by Democrats and Republicans alike when he was named by Mr Trump the political winds in in Washington in the glare of congressional hearings are a long way from Mr Maguire's roots which lie in the secretive work of special operations units that conduct dangerous missions to battle terrorists terrorists and retrieve hostages. He's been thirty six years as a navy seal eventually commanding the Naval Special Warfare Command Andrew Jackie was getting into this but in terms of the a very peculiar situation that Maguire finds himself in here. You've got this whistleblowers. Complaint reached the Inspector General that said this needs to go go to Congress and then you had McGuire saying no. What can you expect from him tomorrow? Oh I think the question that Democrats in particular WanNa see answered is the extent to which he was in communication with the Justice Department ahead of the potential release of this whistle blower complaint to Congress. which is you know as required by by law the questions could be anything from you know did the Justice Department reach out to you? I did you see guidance from the Justice Department of course the law states that they're the deny should would act independently from the Justice Department when it comes to these matters that'll be a top question for Democrats to ask and to try to get answers on if they don't get answers from the acting. DNA fifty nine tomorrow we reported yesterday that a couple of Democrats on the Intelligence Committee which by the way is a much smaller committee compared to other panels on Capitol Hill all a bunch of Democrats really do want to see chairmanship get more aggressive and more aggressively confront these witnesses at these hearings which as we've seen in the past asked for example last week with Corey Lewandowski where they're just not answering questions in the relying on these executive privilege claims from the White House so a lot of Democrats are going to want to see more aggressive confrontation tation in in that respect I asked chairmanship about this last night and he wouldn't commit to any punitive measures ahead of time but this is just a reflection of sort the seismic shift we have seen over the last few days among the House Democratic Caucus. They've really unified by the unified behind these Ukraine scandal in terms of their outrage. we saw the number of course of lawmakers supporting an impeachment inquiry jump to I believe it's around two hundred nineteen right now. which is a majority of the house? You only need any two hundred eighteen votes to impeach the president on the floor so it really is reaching a serious situation here and Speaker Pelosi obviously jump started did that with her with her pronouncement. Yesterday we mentioned a minute ago that Chris Stewart a member of the intelligence committee. The House Intelligence Committee said that the whistle blowers complaint had been declassified declassified. NBC News has now confirmed that NBC News has confirmed the whistle blowers complaint has been declassified also with minimal redaction NBC the news is now reporting and that it is expected to be made available to the public tomorrow morning. So that's the latest we know about
Democrats Frustrated With Pelosi’s Unwillingness To Impeach Trump
"Democratic frustration with Speaker Nancy Pelosi's unwillingness to impeach president trump is reaching a fever pitch following reports that trump pressured Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son an increasingly singley vocal group of Pro Impeachment House Democrats are starting to dismiss their own oversight of trump as feckless accusing their colleagues of emboldening the president by refusing to stand up to what they see as lawless behavior at the very least these Democrats say the house should be taking more aggressive action to break the unprecedented White House stonewalling possibly defining or jailing defiant trump officials an idea Polisi dismissed earlier this year but which has increasing momentum inside the caucus congresswoman congresswoman Alexandria Cossio Cortez a longtime impeachment backer and a member of the squad tweeted this weekend at this point in her words. The bigger national scandal isn't the the president's lawbreaking behavior. It's the Democratic Party's refusal to impeach him for it. It's one thing for a sitting president to break the law. She tweeted but it's another to let him even house. Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff impeachment skeptic and a Pelosi ally suggested this weekend that the Rubicon may have been crossed he said impeachment I might now be inevitable and called reports of trump requesting that the Ukrainian leader investigate a business connected to Biden son quote the most profound violation of the presidential initial oath of office yet trump suggested Sunday that he did indeed mentioned Biden and his son hunter in a phone call with Ukrainian President Vladimir's Alinsky before releasing. US military aid trump has denied that it did anything wrong amid questions about whether he abused power to seek help from a foreign country for his reelection several people close to Pelosi told our Rachel Bait on Sunday that the speaker realizes trump's Ukraine request could force her hand. I'm told that she and shift were in touch throughout the weekend. Sinking sinking up strategies and talking points in a rare Sunday afternoon letter to all the members of the House the speaker called for the Director of National Intelligence to turn over the whistleblower complaint detailing trump's trump's interactions with Ukraine. Policy threatened an unspecified escalation in house action. If trump refuses though notably she stopped short of impeachment. White House lawyers have sought ways at every turn to block documents or witnesses from congressional investigators under the direction of the president who decries the various probes into him. I'm in his finances as unfair. He also Mocks House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler routinely the calculation White House officials. Tell my colleague Josh Dossey is that there will not be much of a price to pay for obstinance from the general public that the people who will be upset by this stonewalling will be on the Left Democrats they they say have been unable to move public sentiment in favor of impeaching trump to White House officials add that they're not worried about defying mocking Nadler because Pelosi's made it clear she's not interested in impeachment and the House Democratic Caucus split about what to do but in the two hundred thirty five member Democratic Caucus a majority of one hundred thirty eight have no publicly endorsed impeachment with policy unwilling to impeach trump democratic rank and file members are frantically looking for something to fortify their investigations on Friday afternoon mean judiciary members press Nadler to invoke Congress's long-dormant inherent contempt authority this would allow Congress to jail or fine people for defying subpoenas. Nadler Nadler supports this idea the power hasn't been used in a hundred years about Pelosi members of the leadership team some house lawyers were dismissive of the idea when investigators I floated in the spring but members of the committee are once again trying to force the issue and are planning to make the matter a big focus this week
"house democratic caucus" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Marcy williams and bill caiaccio her cries saved her life now shares deputies for site county post video of the discovery of that newborn girl to track down the ones who left her in the woods you can see the video w._s._b. radio dot com into know how this baby was a band sheriff ron freeman tells w._s._b. charges are likely baby india is doing well in foster care democrats had to miami for the first debate to the twenty twenty campaign w._s._b.'s jamie dupree is there nieve of the first big democratic debate senator elizabeth warren drew over a thousand people to hear her campaign pitch with a wealth tax on the top one tenth of one percent also in town was former congressman bello roars of great opportunity for me to have the chance to introduce myself ten democrats are on the stage tonight with another ten tomorrow does the math and says everyone gets about seven to ten minutes to make their case w._s._b. special debate night coverage starts at eight w._s._b. news time is seven three the house approved four and a half billion dollars in emergency border aid thirty the naser hundred ninety-five bilas pass but senate republicans may have other ideas fingers are pointed over the standard of care for migrant kids in the u._s. in u._s. custody house democratic caucus chair hakeem jeffries crisis that was manufactured by donald trump to feed the xenophobic beast that he has unleashed at the president insists complaints are overblown in much better shape than ever was a lot of these young children come from places then you don't even want to know about the win meanwhile the acting head of customs and border protection steps down the president is set to replace him with the acting head of ice mark morgan wayfair employee's walk off the job today in boston to protest the company selling beds to border detention centers in five hundred forty employees signed a letter asking the company to cease all current and future business with contractors that work with the detention centers and to establish a code of ethics that allows way for employees to act in accordance with their value a._b._c.'s daria albinger says they also want wayfair to donate the money to help the detained kids as t._s._a. employees are diverted to the southern border house oversight committee chair elijah cummings questions what that means for airport security nine security vulnerabilities identified as of september twenty eighteen none none had been formerly resolved the t._s._a. insists the absence of personnel has no impact on its operations after tours die in mysterious circumstances in the dominican republic delta offers passengers the right to change or cancel their tickets without penalty the waiver applies to flights to and from hutu through august fifteenth online travel sites say cancellations are up to the d._r. and other islands are picking up the bookings the dominican tourism minister says there is no crisis and the coverage has been exaggerated porsche recalls one hundred thousand vehicles in the u._s. to fix the gearshift defect can leave the transmission in gear the driver has not selected for example the driver could put the car in park and remove the ignition key but the car may not actually be in and the gearbox could be in a different gear a._b._c.'s alec stone says the recall affects various panama and cayenne models owners will be notified by mid august w._s._b. news time seven oh five course partial north america headquartered right here in atlanta down there in the flight path of is bigger than waste hartsfield-jackson airport wondering this doesn't have anything to do with manual transmissions but it closed the question this morning edmunds dot com says by twenty eighteen only two percent of all the ical sold at manual transmissions and other survey says no more than eighteen percent of americans say they know how to drive a stick do you it's time.
Pelosi resists Democratic calls to start impeachment proceedings
"Till the House Democratic caucus remains fragmented on the issue of impeachment of President Trump. Correspondent Linda Kenyon has the story. Speaker Nancy Pelosi remains cautious. About impeachment saying it is more important to conduct careful investigation and build an airtight case for impeachment rather than to charge headlong into impeachment proceedings house majority whip James Clyburn beliefs. That's true. Yes. Feel a big on. We've got all of these committees doing their work we have in hearings. We've already one two court cases, and their other cases that are still to be determined state of the union Kleiber says, Democrats must be careful to build a case that sticks. Is trying to do and the rest of us in the house of Representative. This is to the Vela process by which we can physically move on this issue. West Virginia Democrat, Joe Manchin, CBS face the nation. He does not believe impeachment is the right way to go a little over seventeen months to the next election. If you wanna go through impeachment we get very little done there. Anyway, we're get nothing done. If you go into that next, there's not one Republican in the Senate that would vote for impeachment, so why waste your time you have an election coming up Pinon there and make your choice, saying impeachment while lightly in the house is equally likely to hit a brick wall in the Senate house, intelligence committee, chairman Adam Schiff tells ABC's this week he agrees for now will look, I think we're going to do what's right for the country and at this point, this speaker has not reached the conclusion, I haven't either that is best for the country to put us through an appeasement preceding that we know is destined for failure in the Senate. Now that calculus bay chain. If the president continues to stonewall if the president continues to demonstrate his unfitness for office. But what if it's a close call a we have an important legislative agenda to try to advance a we have important oversight work? We can do outside the context of impeachment. Republican Senator Joe Kennedy on CBS face. The nation says impeachment just won't fly. And here's why impeachment polls right up there with skimmed milk among the American people, and Kennedy offer some advice for the Democrats, if you wanna do it go hard or go home. You know, if you want to do it go to Amazon, online boss, spine, and
"house democratic caucus" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"So for Donald Trump to, to be crying over of, you know, the cold, this, meaning right before meeting, is just, you know, it's, it's more bullshit out of the mouth of the orange turn so anyway, so Nancy Pelosi met with House Democratic caucus and really top on the agenda was dealing with a growing calls for impeachment. So this happened before her scheduled eleven AM eating at the White House to talk infrastructure was supposed to be round two of infrastructure. Right. So she emerged from that meeting went to the microphones spoke longer than this. But this is the part that I guess, got the president so freaked out. And you believe that it's important to follow the facts we believe that no one is above the law, including the president of the United States. And we believe that the president of the United States is engaged in a cover up. Oh, cover up nature. Okay. So, so she said he's engaged in a cover up, well after that, so Nancy Pelosi finished her meeting with her caucus, did their little press avail, and then Chuck and Nancy went to the White House for their big follow infrastructure meeting with individual, one extensively to hash out a two trillion dollar package, but Donald two different plans house majority leader Steny Hoyer for whom I usually have no use. He was there. And he explained on the TV..
"house democratic caucus" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"House Democratic caucus and the state Senate Democratic caucus northern appeared in a racist costume in the photo on Friday. He apologized and said he'll fight to keep his job. I'm deeply sorry. I cannot change the decisions I made nor can I undo the harm my behavior calls then and today, but I accept responsibility for my past actions. And I'm ready to do the hard work of regaining your trust in the photo. One person is in black and other is wearing a full Ku Klux Klan uniform north of wouldn't say, which is him Russian President Vladimir Putin said this morning that Russia will withdraw from the nineteen eighty-seven intermediate range nuclear treaty with the US. He said on television that Russia will also design new intermediate range weapons. He spoke a day after the United States announced it was withdrawing from the treaty in six months because of Russian violations. Correspondent Oren Lieberman in Moscow this morning, Russia fired back and said, in fact, it's the US that has been violating the treaty since before the year two thousand in response. Putin said Russia will not and should not be drawn into an arms race. But in that same statement Russia also said that it will be further developing. What it's what's called? It's cal-. Ober missile US national security adviser, John Bolton says the United States will send humanitarian aid to Venezuela despite President Nicolas Maduro was refusal to accept it. If you like skiing, you might want to head to the border of California and Nevada storm system moving out of the Gulf of Alaska that's going to lower the temperatures. Well, it looks like Lake Tahoe could expect as much as ten feet of snow meteorologist, Karen.
"house democratic caucus" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"I think it's very hard to Pete somebody who's done a great job. That's number one. And and we even talked about that today. I said why don't you use this for impeachment an ANSI said, we're not looking to impeach you. I said that's good Nazi. That's good. But you know, what? You don't impeach people when they're doing a good job, and you don't apiece people when there was no collusion because there was no collusion that was the president of today. Addressing the possibility of impeachment now that the Democrats control the house as you might have heard his comments were in response to a freshman member of congress who use some very colorful non-family language to push the issue on her first day on the job. People love you. And you win when your son looks at you and says momma, look, you one bullies don't win. And maybe they talked because we're going to go on there going to teach them. Show us your imagination there. The new house leadership isn't necessarily ready to commit to making impeachment a priority. Here is the new speaker. You have to weigh the equities that is not the position of the House Democratic caucus on the equity. Wade is that's freedom of speech and individual member say generation Lee that would not be line which I would use. But nonetheless, I don't I don't think we should make a big deal of it. I really don't now NBC's Jonathan Allen who joins us again in just a moment. Summed up this dynamic today. And this got our attention, quote, it didn't take long for newly empowered House Democrats to lose control of their message on the possible impeachment of President Donald Trump less than a day. So back with us the aforementioned Jonathan Allen, we talked into spending even more time with us, and Jonathan friend of mine likes to say never underestimate the Democrats ability to screw things up. A be a lot of these young. Tim Kratz were elected. They believe on a voting wish in the liberal districts on a platform of impeaching this guy. Absolutely. And then even a lot of Democrats in districts where they're represented by more moderate members believe in that potential that you're seeing right now is there is a democratic base. That is hungry to see see Donald Trump removed from office. Obviously a lot of them would like to see that happen to twenty twenty at the ballot box. But a lot of people believe that there there is already evidence enough for impeachment. There is this push among the democratic electorate for that. And the counterweight right now is that they're very degrees. Among the democratic elected officials as to what the merits of that all right now, whether it's wise to do it both in terms of the prudence of the constitutional question of whether anything Donald Trump has done rises to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors. And then, of course, the political question of whether it's advantages or disadvantageous for them to move forward. Right now. Obviously, Nancy Pelosi's argument is that they should wait for the mother report to come forward. Most of the democratic elected officials. I talked to today. Most of the House Democrats I talked to. Said that they believe that they should wait for the mullahs report that it made sense to wait for that to see what he comes to what conclusions. He draws before they decide whether or not to move forward. I believe watching a good bit of the other network that Fox News is planning to run and Republicans are against the Democrats as if congresswoman Okaz CEO Cortes, the new very young democrat from New York is president of the United States, even though her name will not be on the ballot. She is pushing a goal of being free of. Of a fossil fuels in twelve years. Forget about cars. No one has said how we would fly. And in an interview coming up this weekend on sixty minutes. She's talking about a seventy percent tax bracket for those quote at the tippy top of the American earning population. So this is going to be a real learning experience for young congresswoman for this political party and for the Republican party, and we found out today..
Nancy Pelosi elected speaker of House of Representatives
"New congress opened the leadership elections in the house of representatives and anti Pelosi's official nomination for speaker of the house House Democratic caucus, chairman Hakeem Jeffries. It is with great joy that I rise today as directed by the House Democratic caucus to place the name of Nancy Pelosi in nomination and Jeffries got a standing ovation with this house. Democrats are down with NDP Nancy. L asandra. Once and future speaker of the United States Representative as Pelosi won, the majority of the votes. He was officially welcomed as the new speaker of the house by new house minority leader Kevin McCarthy, extend my hand of friendship to every member of this body into the speaker of the house, Nancy Pelosi extent, you this gavel in her acceptance speech, Nancy Pelosi outlined, some of our top priorities, we must be champions of the middle class. She promised to protect healthcare while she also pledged to take reasonable gun control legislation and Pelosi pledged to play a central role in ending. The current partial government shutdown reminding reporters that giving President Trump more than five billion dollars for his border wall is not going to happen. The president has said Mexico's going to pay for this on. Let's anchor ourselves into reality. Mexico is not going to pay for this wall. So no the Senate began its new session as well. The Senate will come to order. Nice President Mike Pence presided over the proceedings the new Senate is much like the old Senate except the Republicans expanded their majority to fifty three but leadership remained pretty much the same. And so did many of the issues of get off on the wrong foot with House Democrats using their platform, reproduce political statements rather than Syria solutions. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, referring to a house Bill to reopen. The federal government. It's a Bill that Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer supports the two bills. We proposed separate the wall fight from the government shutdown. You don't have to have one. Even if you can't resolve the other, but McConnell double down. The Senate will not take up any proposal that does not have a real chance of passing this chamber and getting a presidential signature hundred new democratic control the house passed a plan late in the evening to reopen. Most of the shuddered parts of the federal government through September thirtieth on this vote. The as are two hundred and forty one and the nays are one hundred and ninety. The Bill is passed funding the homeland security department, which includes the border wall was not part of the Bill while the Bill is not likely to pass in the Senate, there appears to be some cracks in the wall. Colorado Republican Senator Cory Gardner became I in his caucus to say, congress should reopen the federal government even without border wall. Funding Republican Susan Collins of Maine agreed and Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia indicated she might also support the plan all eyes now turn to the White House. Where President Trump is expected to meet with house and Senate leaders for second time this week to discuss a way forward to end the government shutdown and tackle the border wall issue. Linda Kenyon, Washington. You're gauging fear. Among investors about a
"house democratic caucus" Discussed on Start Here
"That's indeed dot com slash podcast twelve years ago. She was elected the first female speaker of the house yesterday. She got her gavel back. Madam clerk, it is with great joy that I rise today as directed by the House Democratic caucus to place. The name of Nancy Pelosi in nomination to be the next speaker of the United States house of Representative members of congress crowded into the capital. Some mending the results of November's midterms Murphy. Pelosi and one by one votes came in for the woman now third in line to the Oval Office. Hello, see an ANSI Pelosi knows what she's doing here. She would tell you Democrats created this way by focusing on kitchen table issues. Right. Putting constituents families. I so what does she do? She tells members of congress sent you kidding grandkids up here for the most iconic though walk of the day. I now call the house to order on behalf of all of America's children. Pelosi makes history again, and it's always historic when chambers switches hands, but the real history of this moment was as you looked around the room. See in one thousand nine hundred ninety Democrats had sixteen women in the House Republicans had thirteen yesterday. There were more than eighty nine women on the democratic side among the youngest female member Alexandria, Cossio Cortez. The first native American women in congressional history. The first Muslim women one of them sworn in on Thomas Jefferson's Koran. The other noted she had I arrived in Washington's airport as a refugee from Somalia, she returned as the first member wearing a he job on the floor of the House Republicans. Meanwhile, had thirteen women representatives in nineteen ninety nine well yesterday that number was identical thirteen women. And as these images are racing across American screens, Nancy Pelosi is taking these little jabs. And if we ever call north to new Americans are leadership role in the world will be lost mono. Reagan..
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"And integrity in government and some other issues as we move forward. We're going to have a congress sessions of congress that are like that are like that America's townhall meeting where the of technology will enable us to communicate very directly in the social media. Help us engaged. The public was to them and also to mobilize around the issues of importance to us. And the massive resources intellectual political to reelect this very spectacular cath class as we move to again winning the White House in two thousand twenty I couldn't be more honored a figure of speech impact in this case is true. As any statement anyone could ever make to be honored by the nominations have those who place my name in nomination, and the sport that I have from our colleagues in this caucus as I say, our our diversity is our strength unity is our power, and we will use that power again in a unifying way for our country. I'm very proud. We look forward to the results wherever they are. They will be intense, and they will be a vote of confidence to send my name to the floor that I proud to be the nominee. The nominee of the House Democratic caucus once again, the speaker of the house again in congress where the we will observe the one hundred diversity of women having the right to vote a very special honor. Thank you off..
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"Three of state, but missing from that meeting discussing Saudi Arabia. The CIA director lawmakers want to question her about the agency's assessment that the Saudi Crown prince was directly involved in the murder of a Washington Post opinion writer into the criticism was bipartisan it is Wednesday November twenty eighth and this is Washington today on C span radio. I'm Steve Scully after briefing, the senators secretary of state, Mike Pompeo defended today's closed-door meeting. We also, obviously. Spoke about the highest murder. And we made clear that they're considering fighting a resolution on the Senate floor, which we think is just poorly five. We are on the cost of allowing the US envoy Martins Griffin to in December. Gather the parties together. Hopefully, get a ceasefire in Yemen. Something that we have diplomat striving for four months. We think we're right on the cusp of we'll have more on the story. Just ahead. Also today on Capitol Hill democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, moving one step closer to becoming the speaker of the house again. Proud to be the nominee the nominee at the House Democratic caucus once again. Speaker of the house in congress. We will observe one hundred anniversary of women have the right to vote a very special on the Democrats have a new face in the leadership and a new chair of the House Democratic caucus aquin Jeffries of New York this was incredibly close race. It's a heavy burden. Now in terms of serving as the chair the House Democratic caucus as of one PM. I have to preside over all of these elections. It's like the show this transition in American history. And so in focused right now on that job and focused on making sure that we bring the caucus together. And then we can move forward on behalf of the people in very country all of those stories just ahead here on.
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"Russians does it No that's, correct my reporting has focused on the House Democratic, caucus server and there's been some confusion there because you know obviously the House Democratic caucus is similar in mission to the DNC and. It, sounds similar and basically two days after WikiLeaks got hacked, Debbie Wasserman Schultz is IT guy. Got accused by the house inspector general attacking a similar group so the timing of it in the. Nature of it and the people, involved were all very similar and you know some people? Wonder could he have been involved in the WikiLeaks as well, my reporting is focused on what the evidence strongly strongly, supports which is that, there was this hack. On Capitol, Hill and in my mind that's a. Serious thing after all the DMC is, merely a fundraising group what we're talking about his government servers and what this instance revealed. Is, sort of a stunning hypocrisy where the Democrats didn't want basically what. I think happened is it. Would have been an inconvenient narrowed it really would. Have complicate The narrative for them for this guy to, be busted and arrested two days after the DNC thing happened and then you've got this you know you would have had media stories. About, Debbie Wasserman Schultz Pakistani IT guy being arrested for hack, into the house them credit caucus. Server no one's gonna keep that keep track of that and how it's different than the Russians in. The DNC so in my mind, what happened here is the Democrats were willing to jeopardize? National security to secure this Russian narrative so it's all about, the perception in the way that the separate hack would, have complicated that narrative, and then in the. End of, the day Democrats chose the narrative rather. Than you know security so can you, can you for anybody who doesn't know about this case can you in three minutes kind. Of, summarize who this guy is what he did with his family you. Know all of that stuff Sure so, he started working for Debbie Wasserman Schultz a decade ago and pretty soon he had his entire. Family on the payroll and they're all making as much as congressman in Capitol Hill very unusual for. IT guys the whole thing was just stink, and these second just hang on hang on just. A second they were making over one hundred and fifty thousand the average? IT person on the hill makes about fifty thousand right correct and none of these nobody in this. Family had, any experience in IT Imran Awan did but the relatives, who were putting on they didn't even go, to college one of the guys worked at McDonalds. And so you've got members like Ted lieu who's a very outspoken liberal on these Russia and cyber security issues they were putting these. People who had criminal records no cybersecurity training you know they had. Massive red flags and their, backgrounds like a million dollars in debts. And they would lie about it on their financial disclosures and they, you know these Democrats exempted them from background checks. And. The whole thing I it just, was astonishingly stylishly reckless and, negligent and the Democrats couldn't have been worse on cybersecurity and this has been going on from a decade ago until you know through the twenty six. Thousand election and it's a twenty. Seventeen and so the I found, that they were funneling date. Off network they were logging into servers the places. They had no business being some of the members fired them, over, the. Last couple of years. And they wound up logging into their servers anyway Why would they do that it's, just really scary stuff and so. These guys got found out about this, before the election but they just kinda punted until after which is that you know what really concerns me is. Placing politics over over security and so they were, kind of vague, about what, happened after the election right after Trump's inauguration, so we're looking into something might, be I don't know what it is very big so. I started, looking into, these guys this guy travels in Pakistan first of all he spent, several months out of every year in Paxton, he logs into congress- congressional service from Pakistan he's. Got an an entourage of armed guards over in Pakistan that escort him raising the question of how he has that kind of why. Is he being protected Pakistani government people in Pakistan say that he. Constantly brags about the power, he has immense political influence you know..
"house democratic caucus" Discussed on Talk 650 KSTE
"Have anything to do with the Russians does it No, that's correct my reporting has focused on the House, Democratic caucus server and there's been some confusion there because you know obviously the House Democratic caucus is similar in mission to the DNC. And, it sounds similar and basically two days after WikiLeaks got hacked Debbie Wasserman Schultz is IT guy. Got accused by the house inspector general of hacking a similar group so the timing of it in. The nature of it and the, people involved were all very similar and you know some? People wonder could he have been involved in the WikiLeaks as, well my reporting is focused on what the evidence strongly, strongly supports which is, that there was this. Hack on, Capitol Hill and in my mind that's. A serious thing after all the DNC, is merely a fundraising group what we're talking about his government servers and what this instance. Revealed is sort of a stunning hypocrisy where the Democrats didn't. Want basically what happened is. It would have been an inconvenient narrowed it really. Would accomplish The narrative for them for this guy to be, busted and arrested two days after the DNC thing happened and then you've got this you know you would have had media stories about. Debbie, Wasserman Schultz's Pakistani IT guy being arrested for hack into the house them credit caucus server no. One's gonna keep that keep track of that and how different than the Russians in the DNC so. In my mind what happened here, is the Democrats were willing to jeopardize national security to? Secure this Russian narrative so it's all about the perception in, the way that the separate hack would have complicated that, narrative and then in, the end of the. Day Democrats, chose the narrative rather than you know. Security so can you can you for, anybody who doesn't know about this case can you in three minutes kind of summarize who. This guy is what he did with his family you know. All of that stuff Sure so he started working for Debbie Wasserman Schultz a decade ago. And pretty soon he had his entire family on the payroll and they won't make it as much. As congressman in Capitol Hill very unusual for, IT guys the whole thing was just stink and. These second they were making over one hundred and fifty thousand the average? IT person on the hill makes about fifty thousand right correct and none of these nobody in this. Family had, any experience in IT Imron wanted but the relatives who were putting on they they, didn't even go to college one of the, guys worked at McDonalds and so you've got members. Like Ted lieu who's a very outspoken liberal on these Russia and cybersecurity issues they were putting these people, who had criminal records no. Cybersecurity training you know they had massive red flags and their backgrounds like. A. Million dollars in debts and they, would lie about it on, their financial disclosures and you know these Democrats exempted them from background checks and the whole thing I it just was astonishingly stylishly reckless and negligent and the. Democrats couldn't have been worse on. Cybersecurity and this has been going on from a decade ago until. You know through the two thousand sixteen election and it's a, twenty, seventeen. And so the I. Found that they were funneling data off the network There were logging into servers, of places they, had no business being some of the members fired them over the last couple of years and they wound up logging, into their servers anyway why would they do. That it's just really scary, stuff and so these, guys got found out about this before the, election but they just kind of..
"house democratic caucus" Discussed on 10 10 WINS
"And more this election is ridiculous twenty twentythree ten term congressman joe crowley of queens was considered a possible replacement for house minority leader nancy pelosi nominee more he lost his primary by fifteen points to alexandria oh cossio cortez year twentyeightyearold member of the democratic socialists of america who ran ads complaining that crowley didn't really live in the district anymore what we've seen is that working class americans want a clear champion and there is nothing radical about moral clarity in two thousand eighteen came as rather a shock in dc as dana bash reports i can tell you from talking to sources inside the house democratic caucus it already is sending shockwaves through their ranks because joe crowley is the the conference chairman in charge a messaging number four democrat in the house he was gracious in defeat we have agreed on this in november to wynberg house vice i'm committed to that among those taking note of crowley's defeat the president's who tweeted this wow big trump hater congressman joe crowley who many expected was going to take nancy pelosi's place just lost his primary election perhaps he should have been nicer and more respectful to his president exclamation point and staten island congressman dan donovan handily survived his primary challenge beating the man who previously held his seat michael grimm by a margin of two to one room threw his support behind donovan our opponent in this race in a primary was never our enemy so we're going to support the republican nominee we're going to support dan donovan and we're gonna make sure we beat the democrats in november and that will be democrat max rose running against donovan in utah mitt romney having toned down his criticism of the president won the republican primary for the us senate which in utah is pretty much the same thing as winning the general election the president campaign monday night and south carolina for governor henry mcmaster who did win a full term in a runoff as president trump says we go keep on winning winning winning in south carolina chelsea manning's call to dismantle the police and the military was not a winner in the maryland democratic senate primary which incumbent ben carbon he carton easily won defeating chelsea manning wins news time seven twenty six bloomberg money watch on ten ten when sears andrew o'day reporting live stock futures dropping along with european and asian stock declines amid deepening concerns over the impact of global trade restrictions this time of us trade representative has vowed to take action against what he calls unjustified tariffs by other countries canada is said to be preparing new measures to prevent potential flood of steel imports from global producers seeking to avoid us tariffs right now sap futures falling thirteen nasdaq futures down fifty seven dow futures down one hundred thirty five upside moving for oil or some buyers of iranian oil supplies are considering acquiescing to president trump's demands president wants allies to end all imports of iranian oil by november fourth and isn't offering extensions or waivers to that timeline it's targeting iran's economic lifeline with sanctions over its nuclear program boosted speculation that a global shortage will be heightened will lift prices crew futures back above seventy dollars a barrel right now to penny sigh of seventy one dollars a barrel up half dollar bloomberg money watch the twenty six and fifty six past every hour i'm andrew o'day pretend ten win wins news time seven twenty seven the rent guidelines board hook its final vote last night and as is almost always the case when it was over neither side was happy rents will go up not as much as landlords rent guidelines board approving one and a half percent to a one year lease two and a half on a two year lease veto cigna rally represents the landlords they have been under compensated but never to this degree when property taxes go up water and sewer rates go up owners need compensated for their increase crimen says it makes it hard to stay in his chelsea apartment were under tremendous pressure landlord gone bonkers the increases affects some one million rent stabilized apartments and they kick in with lisa's renewed in october al jones ten ten wins at the rent guidelines board meeting at cooper union sixty seven degrees cloudy we're going up to.
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"Yeah there's definitely a divide among democratic voters in within the house democratic caucus and pelosi's closest allies will point her being the first female speaker of the house she's the female minority leader right now has been the leader of democrats like i said for fifteen years and say you know what the reason that she's so targeted by republicans and it's getting these attacks in her age is consistently brought up is because she is a woman we don't see men male leaders getting attack like this but on the other side you have critics of her leadership who say what she did a great thing she broke the marble ceiling becoming the first female house speaker but she's also been here a very long time and there's no obvious successor to her it's time to start talking about the next steps and another plan and you know there are a lot of strong feelings on both sides of those arguments and i don't think that it's fair to say that the majority of the caucuses in one camp or the other i think the hundred ninety four members we have in the house democratic caucus or pretty divided right kendra is calling from mount ville south carolina hi there kendra hi tim thanks so much on the air so i think it's perfectly fair game for a new generation of congress people coming in to talk about new leadership but i also am firmly convinced that we would not be having this conversation if nancy pelosi were not a woman that because she's a woman we're talking about oh she's so polarizing when if she remained i think we would be praising her for her leadership in you know handling the caucus in some really tough years.
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"And and and and then having trump come up there and make her the issue is it going to work do you think and what does that say for for democrats as they look forward to two 2018 about what they what they can and what they should do and some of these swing districts across the country where this where control the house could be won or lost and i mean we'll talk which are countless before they have an anti closing problem they know it i the man the tension uh the bad feelings um in in the house democratic caucus or are so strong that i believe even if the democrats pull off a victory and they take the house back there's gonna be a challenge to her um i know she's sticking around hoping she'll be speaker again but there's just a lot of upset that even if they pull it out i think it you know in preparation for 2020 um there's a chance they you know someone takes iran and and they get pretty far i don't know those succeed but that's how bad you know the feeling is um and and it's smart for him to say look i'm not gonna va vote for nancy pelosi because the truth is you know if you're if you're doug jones and you win an alabama senate seat you're gonna have to vote with republicans if you want to keep it and if you're caller lam and you win pennsylvania eighteen you're gonna have to vote with republicans to keep it so that's you know that's they used to be called majority makers in two thousand six by nancy pelosi because these will recruits that match the state or the district and they had to be you know not as conservative as charlie sent home was when he was a democrat in texas and no one knows who i'm talking about 'cause i'm aging myself here but you know the party used to contain these middle of the road moderate democrats as you recall tom and they've just lost them all and that's why they are not competitive in places like the south and rural pennsylvania and if they wanna be again they're going to have to let the connor lam vote for someone else for speaker and vote with republicans much of a time well we will see um we're gonna have to leave their he be started and.
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"The work theft did not even appear in the final reports from the ig was a cybersecurity investigation wait the word what didn't appear to weren't faster acting like it's a criminal you know tonight money to securing its banned for life when you look at what the inspector general who did this case did it was entirely cybersecurity a cyber preach case it doesn't talk about sex in fact the only time it talk talks about theft is that they had this server which is in the house democratic caucus server now that's a sister group of the dnc and the exist physically in the house now they were taken data it seems like from fifteen other members of congress and it seems like they were putting it on to the house democratic caucus serves their and so the cops begin watching it as part of this cybersecurity perot and well there watching it in this is really the prime evidence the entire server presumably with that data on it disappeared so the only fast you could say what's this incredible example of tampering with the criminal investigation in stealing evidence from under a cop snow so any member of congress who is concerned about did and these are you concerned about cybersecurity and he's our members aren't the intelligence committee we trust these guys to be prudent windmakers decisions um at the point where there's all unauthorized access and then an entire serb with your data on the stolen um tackling there's just a theft case who still much one well even i mean this is this is a major cyber preach but the most troubling anything about it is not even doubt it happened is just that's not bad enough it's that members has completely misrepresentative so why with democrats y about the house democratic caucus being hacked right before the election it really flows you well i mean that's the whole thing you know i made that i i guess at the end of the day here how many different ways we're going to have america's security hacked into by foreign entities that don't like us and allow this to continue because it's the same like for example you know one of the things the frustrated made the dnc hack um and i think i'm the only person that ever interviewed julian assange times but he was very clear it wasn't rusher or a state of any kind now that goes into the the whole issue of.
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"The olympics ed baxter has little news in our bloomberg 960 san francisco newsroom not white reunification ad no no no no no the high know your tongue in cheek an that a long way to go first but only a hit at the time but some training will be done in north korea steven leading up to the games the first hint of detente possibly what's it from tom com shanghai found from south korean unification ministry vice saying first degree is agreed to finalise the size of the north korean athlete team participating in the pyongyang winter olympics and the games team will take part in through discussions between the ioc in vancouver for a meeting go on how to deal with the north japan's foreign minister tara arnaud says this is a time to hold firm on sanctions frankly i think this view is just too naive i believe the north korea wants to buy some time to continue their nuclear and missile programmes they simply want to get something out of this dialogue at china not invited this multination confab in a saying that it would destroy any progress that is being made on the peninsula republican house proposal kick the government funding issue down the road is endorsed by president trump it would extend funding until february sixteen white house sarah huckabee sanders says nobody wants the government to close make a budget deal by friday and then let's come back to work aggressively on monday and make a deal on daca and responsible immigration reform chair of the house democratic caucus joe crowley those says daca no daca no surprise no compromise democrats are united on the issue of dreamers daca we have been we continue to be always will be a we believe it's a it's a permit issue for our country self perspective bloomberg politics a hiccup or it the government shutdown on friday at midnight it would be the first time the first time in the modern era of budgeting dating back for at least the 1970s at a party that controls the house the senate and the white house where to shut down its own government it has never happened so the blame of shutdowns usually goes to the party that is in control so we'll see how long the road becomes that the.