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Fresh update on "house judiciary committee" discussed on AP 24 Hour News
"First does a gospel group in later is a soul group among their hit. I'll take You there and respect yourself purposes last recording with the stable singers was in 1968 when he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with his family in 1999. Death leaves Mavis as sole survivor of the group. I'm Oscar Wells Gabriel. I might cross your reporting a deal has been reached for former White House counsel Don begins testimony before a House committee. An agreement has been reached for Don began who was White House counsel during the Trump administration to answer questions in private from the House Judiciary Committee, according to a court document filed Wednesday evening. Democrats who run the committee have been seeking testimony from again for two years. It's part of an investigation of potential obstruction of justice by former President Donald Trump during special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Under the agreement negotiated by the committee and Justice Department began will only be questioned about information attributed to him in portions of the mullahs report that are publicly available. The date for the interview has not been set My cross yet Washington When.
Deal Reached for Ex-White House Counsel McGahn's Testimony
"Hi Mike Rossi are reporting a deal has been reached for former White House counsel don begins testimony before a house committee an agreement has been reached for don began who was White House counsel during the trump administration to answer questions in private from the house Judiciary Committee according to a court document filed Wednesday evening Democrats who run the committee have been seeking testimony from again for two years it's part of an investigation of potential obstruction of justice by former president Donald Trump during special counsel Robert Muller's Russia investigation under the agreement negotiated by the committee and the justice department but gamble only be questioned about information attributed to him in portions of the mother report that are publicly available the date for the interview has not been set Mike Crossey out Washington
Fresh update on "house judiciary committee" discussed on AP 24 Hour News
"I'm Rita Foley with an AP News Minute experts say there's no gas shortage. That big pipeline that got shut down after a cyber attack has been restarted now, says the company. It delivers almost half the fuel used on the East Coast. Drivers are worried that when they've been lining up a gas stations in parts of the southeast are Jackie Quinn, with the latest Colonial says it's restarted all of its lines, although it will take several days for a big homecoming for a key member of the Cosby family. Phylicia Rashad is returning to her alma mater with a big time title. The Tony Award winner and matriarch of The Cosby Show family has been named The new dean of the Howard University College of Fine Arts were shot graduated magna cum lolly from the historically black university in 1970, earning a bachelor's degree in fine arts. Her homecoming marks not only a return for her, but for the school's fine Arts college. It was folded into the College of Arts and Sciences in the late 19 nineties, the school's provost. Says reshot skills and passion for the art makes her a perfect fit for the role. And Rashad says it's a privilege to help reestablish the fine arts division at Howard. I'm Oscar Wells gave rail, another member of the famed staple singers, has died. I know ladies. Pervis Staples has died at the age of 85 for spokesman for his system, Mavis says Pervis Staples died last week at his home in Illinois. No Cause of death Given Purvis, like the rest of the performing Staples started singing in church before getting national attention. First does a gospel group in later is a soul group among their hit. I'll take You there and respect yourself purposes last recording with the stable singers was in 1968 when he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with his family in 1999. Tables. Fingers was in 1968 when he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with his family in 1999. His death leaves Mavis as sole survivor of the group. I'm Oscar Wells Gabriel. I might cross your reporting A deal has been reached for former White House counsel Don begins testimony before a House committee. An agreement has been reached for Don began who was White House counsel during the Trump administration to answer questions in private from the House Judiciary Committee, according to a court document filed Wednesday evening. Democrats who run the committee have been seeking testimony from again for two years. It's part of an investigation of potential obstruction of justice by former President Donald Trump during special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Under the agreement negotiated by the committee and Justice Department began will only be questioned about information attributed to him. In portions of the mullahs report that are publicly available. The date for the interview has not been set might cross yet Washington. Thank you.
Republican Rep. Chip Roy uses hearing on anti-Asian discrimination to 'glorify lynching' and criticize China
"A pre scheduled hearing today, focusing on hate crimes across our country, But of course, in light of the shootings in Atlanta. Those attacks against Asian Americans became front and center during the hearing, Republican Congressman Schiff Roy of Texas, arguing that all Americans deserve protection, and during his remarks, he invoked a Texas saying that critics claim celebrates the idea of lynching. Here's what he said. Going on. Appreciate are gathering here today. It's obviously a new important subject matter. Um, and to be clear all Americans deserve protection and to live in a free and secure society with the fundamental nature of what we expect out of government, right. Secure the blessings of liberty, as we say in the Constitution, United States, um The victims of race based violence, and their families deserve justice. And that's the case what we're talking about here with the tragedy what we just saw her and Atlanta, Georgia. I would also suggest that the victims of cartels moving illegal aliens deserve justice, the American citizens in South Texas. They're getting absolutely decimated by what's happening. Our southern border deserve justice. The victims of Riding a looting in the streets last week. Businesses closed Burn lime started last summer. Deserve justice Way believe in justice, right? There's an old saying in Texas about, you know, find the all the roof in Texas and get a taller tree. You know, we take justice very seriously, and we ought to do that round up the bad guys. That's what we believe. Um, my concern about this hearing is that it seems to want to venture into the policing of rhetoric in a free society free speech, um and away from the rule of law and taking out bad guys. And as a former federal prosecutor, I'm kind of predisposing wired to want to go take out bad guys. And that's bad guys of all colors as bad guys of all persuasions. That's bad guys targeting people for all different reasons, and I think we need t be mindful of that. And so now we're talking about whether talking about China Chai calms the Chinese Communist Party. Whatever phrasing we want to use and it some people are saying, Hey, we think those guys they're the bad guys, for whatever reason. Let me just say clearly, I do. I think the Chinese Communist Party running the country China. I think they're the bad guys, and I think that they're harming people. And I think they are engaging in modern day slavery. And I think that what they're doing the wingers and I think that what they're doing targeting our country and I think that what they're doing to undermine our national security and what they're doing to steal our intellectual property and what they're doing to build up their military and rattle throughout. Specific. I think it's patently evil deserving of condemnation, and I think that what they did to hide the reality of this virus is equally deserving of condemnation, and there's hardly any getting around that that in fact happened. The comments of Congressman Chip Roy of Texas that today's House Judiciary Committee hearing Democrats on that committee quick to criticize the Republican lawmaker, representative Grace Manning of New York, who was of Taiwanese descent, calling out her calling for his words and his support of former President Donald Trump in the last year. The former president has repeatedly described coronavirus as quote the Chinese virus or kung flew. Critics claim it has helped foster an environment in which there are hate crimes against Asian Americans.
Fresh "House Judiciary Committee" from WISH TV's News 8 Daybreak
"Walked away from the landing was remarkable. 5 37 now. 44 degrees. Developing in Washington, D C. Former White House counsel Don McGahn is set to testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee. Dates not yet set by the court filing from the Justice Department says it will happen as soon as possible. The filing sets clear ground rules for the appearance, focusing questions on the Robert Mueller investigation into Russian election interference and whether former President Trump tried to obstruct it. Again served as served under trump until the fall of 2018. Happening now I m p. D. Is on the lookout for a vehicle after a four year old girl was shot. Look at your screen again. If you're watching wish police gave us this photo of the suspect's vehicle. It's a silver or gray Buick rendezvous. Shooting happened around 12 30 yesterday afternoon on Brookside Parkway South Drive. That's near 16th and Rural Police say the girl went to the hospital in good condition. I m p d does not think the shooting was random. This morning at $10,000 reward is offered for information leading to an arrest in an arson case and Beech Grove authorities say at least one person set fire to two and track buildings on Garsten Street on May 2nd. Police say the crime happened sometime after midnight. The fire caused up to a million dollars in damage Tips can be submitted online. Downtown Indianapolis honors Bobby Slick Leonard with the final night with his name and fame in lights. The A s building served as a giant projector screen for a visual.
House Judiciary holds hearing on anti-Asian American violence
"Meanwhile, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing today to address the rise of violence and discrimination against Asian Americans. NPR's Windsor Johnston has more. The panel is looking at ways to prevent hate crimes against Asian Americans. Some lawmakers are proposing legislation designed to improve hate crime reporting. And establishing and national day to speak out against anti Asian American hate. Racially motivated attacks against Asian Americans have surged since the outbreak of the Corona virus, which experts believe originated in
Fresh update on "house judiciary committee" discussed on AP 24 Hour News
"For a key member of the Cosby family. Phylicia Rashad is returning to her alma mater with a big time title. The Tony Award winner and matriarch of The Cosby Show family has been named The new dean of the Howard University College of Fine Arts were shot graduated magna cum lolly from the historically black university in 1970, earning a bachelor's degree in fine arts. Her homecoming marks not only a return for her, but for the school's fine Arts college. It was folded into the College of Arts and Sciences in the late 19 nineties, the school's Provo's Says the shot skills and passion for the art makes her a perfect fit for the role. And Rashad says it's a privilege to help reestablish the fine arts division at Howard. I'm Oscar Wells gave rail, another member of the famed staple singers, has died. I know ladies. Pervis Staples has died at the age of 85, a spokesman for his system, Mavis says Pervis Staples died last week at his home in Illinois. No Cause of death given purpose, like the rest of the performing Staples started singing in church before getting national attention. First does a gospel group in later is a soul group among their hit. I'll take You there and respect yourself purposes last recording with the stable singers was in 1968 when he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with his family in 1999. Death leaves Mavis as sole survivor of the group. I'm Oscar Wells Gabriel. I might cross your reporting a deal has been reached for former White House counsel Don begins testimony before a House committee. An agreement has been reached for Don began who was White House counsel during the Trump administration to answer questions in private from the House Judiciary Committee, according to a court document filed Wednesday evening. Democrats who run the committee have been seeking testimony from again for two years. It's part of an investigation of potential obstruction of justice by former President Donald Trump during special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Under the agreement negotiated by the committee and Justice Department began will only be questioned about information attributed to him in portions of the mullahs report that are publicly available. The date for the interview has not been set My cross yet Washington Thank you for listening to the AP.
Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand Call for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to Resign
"In regards to sexual harassment story we're dealing with essentially unethical but not illegal behavior. But that's burying of the lead because in this case is vastly more important to be or to talk about the doctoring of official figures that he had nursing home deaths from the justice, part men, officials, New York legislators and, more importantly, the general public. You're listening to Saturday night on the circle. I'm your humble host Ethan Hampshire producer Donnie on the board. Of course, I'm referring to the ongoing scandal of Governor Cuomo. And it appears things are just getting worse. Republicans finally waking up to the fact that they understood up and do something, even though they're not in a position of power in the state of New York in the New York State Assembly On Monday, they announced an impeachment resolution against Governor Cuomo, saying they believe Democratic governor has lost credibility and trust and has an inability. The lead of the state. Of New York. This is amid his sexual harassment allegations which have been levied against him. Investigators are investigations already underway into the handling of his Corona virus pandemic. State Assembly Minority Leader Will bar play announced Republicans won't be able to force the vote or wouldn't be able to force the vote but would keep pounding the issue. They received a quick payoff because Thursday the situation there already changed now. Currently the investigation not far yet far along and focused on that the top members of Cuomo's coronavirus task force, the Albany Times Union, reported, which cited to source with direct knowledge of the matter. Neither Cuomo or administration officials have yet at this point I've been accused of wrongdoing when it comes to either of the matters now. Thursday, Majority of state legislators called for his right Resignation, including Democrats. The Democrats launched an impeachment impeachment investigation, and police in the state capital say they stood ready for an investigate to investigate a groping allegation. At least 100 21, members of the State Assembly and Senate's have said publicly they believe Cuomo should quit office. Now, according to Italia, taken by The Associated Press count includes 65 Democrats and 56 Republicans. Which is an astounded figure, Democrat Assemblywoman Alan Gunther said. All of us are extremely disappointed. I think there's no room in the world right now, for that kind of behavior. He should have known better now, one of the aspects of this story that I think few people have mentioned is that that this is Ah. This is a culture of the Andrew Cuomo administration. This is a news. This isn't a surprise. People who have been associate ID with Andrew Cuomo have been well familiar with this behavior. Now AIDS air, starting to speak about the culture in the office, which required Cuomo to groom and hire attractive young women to be in his employ, which is a clear abuse of the power dynamic when you're specifically seeking that type of situation Mission and setting that type of situation up. It gets better because now Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and majority of House Democrats from New York, including representatives Jerry Nadler and exact Alexandria Cossio Cortez joined the chorus on Friday, calling for the governor to resign. Nadler, the powerful chair of the House Judiciary Committee, said that Latino James investigation into the harassment allegations against the governor should Continue, but there's a difference between formal investigations that may end up in charge is any question of confidence in our political leadership of Governor Cuomo has lost the confidence of the people of New York and Governor Cuomo must resign and that was coming from Jerry Nadler. So, yes, even Democrats now joining the chorus of calls For Governor Cuomo to resign, and it's amazing how the course of one individual can be completely changed in just a year, because you know, a year ago, this guy was being featured prominently on National News by July, Anthony Fauci said that New York was the model of pandemic response. Hey, want a primetime Emmy and then now the world Is collapsing around Andrew Cuomo. And it's just unfortunate that the central focus is being centered around the sexual harassment allegations and not the nursing home death cover up because as far as anyone is concerned, like I said, the outside of the segment is far as we know. Right now. The sexual harassment allegations are not criminal in nature, they are merely unquestionably unethical. But that is wholly different and magnitude from the nursing home death from the causing of individuals to lose members of their family. Certainly that represents a Maura significant and agree Jin's egregious breach of trust from the New York governor. Pretty interesting stuff. Also representatives an idea of the last quest. Who served in Congress since 1993 said there's only one way that the governor can truly restore accountability in confidence to his office. He must resign. Interesting stuff. You're listening to
Fresh update on "house judiciary committee" discussed on Hugh Hewitt
"Deal has been reached for a former White House counsel's testimony before a House committee. An agreement has been reached for Don began who was White House counsel during the Trump administration to answer questions in private from the House Judiciary Committee, According to a court document filed Wednesday evening. Democrats who run the committee have been seeking testimony from again for two years. It's part of an investigation of potential obstruction of justice by former President Donald Trump during special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Under the agreement negotiated by the committee and Justice Department began will only be questioned about information attributed to him in portions of the mullahs report that are publicly available. The date for the interview has not been set My cross yet Washington were Vikings head coach Gary Burns has died at the age of 94. Runs, became Minnesota's head coach in 1986 and compiled a 55 and 46 record He held the Packers won the first two Super Bowls as defensive backs coach. Or the stories of town hall dot com. I, Patrick boss Has it been a while since.
Protesters voice concerns over anti-rioting bill
"In Montgomery. The State House Judiciary Committee has slowed down movement on a bill that would create new crimes and penalties for rioters in Alabama. This protesters secured, Dudley says her First Amendment rights of being jeopardized. This bill will target black protesters and leader and attempt to justify making us dispose. Double bill. Supporters say it protects law enforcement and offers a deterrent to rioting. Representative Alan Tread a way of Morris sponsoring the bill. He says he wrote it in response to those violent riots that happened in Birmingham last summer. There's an effort going on in this country. Come in and hijack whatever calls it is and hell bent on destruction. And police are there to protect our citizens there to protect our protesters and protect the property, he adds. It's becoming more and more difficult to do
'A Death Sentence': US Prisons and COVID-19
"People are some of the most vulnerable took over 19 since March, researchers say more than 1600. People in jails and prisons have died of the disease, and tens of thousands have been infected. Some states have started to vaccinate people behind bars while others have not. And we're gonna look now at how this is playing out in three states. Alison Cherry is with Colorado Public radio and she joins us from Denver. Conrad Wilson is with Oregon Public Broadcasting, and he's in Portland. Joining us from Boston is dead Backer with W. B. You are good to have all three of you here. Hi. Hi. Hello, Dev. I want to start with you. In Massachusetts. Your state included prisoners in the first phase of its covert 19 vaccine plan. What was the rationale for that? Well, we know that the virus transmits quickly in correctional settings in the risk of contracting the virus and dying from it are much higher inside prisons and jails compared with outside. So in deciding to vaccinate prisoners. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, a Republican, said that correctional settings are no different from other congregate living situation, such as shelters and group homes where people are living in Copan close quarters and the virus can easily spread. So here's what he said last month when he explained why prisoners were included in the first phase. Our facilities are congregated facilities and we need to make sure that the people who work there and the people who live there because of the possibility of outbreak that that should be a place. We focus early in this exercise. The governor says it's strong public health policy because it's not just vaccinating prisoners. Workers are getting the vaccine to any pointed out. There are lawyers to go in and out of prisons in jail's medical workers, visitors those who provide programming, so the states thinking is that offering vaccines and correctional settings will help prevent the spread in the community. And so far, how is the vaccine rollout going in jails and prisons in Massachusetts officials say it's going smoothly, but it appears that a lot of people are not taking it. Court documents in particular shows that about a third of prisoners in more than half of prison workers have not received the vaccine. Now. That number does not include workers who may have been vaccinated elsewhere. So some correctional facilities are holding vaccine education sessions to encourage people to get the shop. Okay, let's turn now to Oregon More than 40 prison inmates have died after testing positive for covert 19 in that state. So Conrad give us a sense of what's happening with vaccines there now. Almost 7000 inmates have been vaccinated. That's more than half of the state's prison population. Many of those inmates have received their second dose, prison officials say, but vaccinating this many inmates this soon wasn't something Oregon health officials were willing to do on their own. Took litigation from a group of inmates on din order from a federal judge here in Portland. Basically, the inmates argued Oregon's vaccination plan didn't treat them like others living in nursing homes and other congregate care facilities where the vaccine has been administered. Your state representative General Bynum. She's a Democrat and chairs the Oregon House Judiciary Committee. I didn't understand how our adults in custody, we're any different from any other group in a congregant care setting. And I certainly don't believe that a prison sentence is a death sentence. The judge's ruling at the beginning of this month force the state to offer inmates vaccines immediately, So that's why about half of all prison inmates have been vaccinated. Let me jump in here. This is Alison and Denver Advocates here wish that that would have happened in Colorado that court ruling con artist is talking about in Oregon. Is something lawyers here have been trying to use as a tool to get inmates vaccines, and I know there's been a back and forth over this in Colorado. Alison tell us more about what's been happening there. Yeah. Democratic Governor Jared Pulis hasn't prioritized inmates at all. And initially he did in one of the early plans, but then Was called out for that by some prominent conservatives, You know, people saying, Do you want the murderer to get the vaccine before your next door neighbor and he was apparently sensitive to that, and so he removed prisoners from the lists and put them in just the regular population. So in other words, he's making no distinction that these people are in a group setting a 70 year old prisoner would be prioritized. A 70 year old non prisoner and so on. So the majority of prisoners are not being prioritized. I will note that prison staff has been prioritized in those vaccines are being administered now. So tell us more about the pressure that Colorado's governor has been under Well. He's gotten a lot of pushback for his decision to not prioritize inmates for vaccine for getting a vaccine, and he's also been sued. He has thought that lawsuit successfully so far. Rebecca Wallace is an A C l U lawyer, she says. Public health officials have been universal in saying that people in groups heading should be prioritized for a vaccine and governor pull. It has actually not only ignored that guidance but rejected that guidance from his own Colorado Department of Public Health on by think it really stand out because he's such a data driven individual in his other decisions. I'm curious. Early in the pandemic, there was pressure to release inmates to create social distance inside facilities that were often crowded. Have vaccination efforts change those conversations in the states that you're all in? Well in Massachusetts. Despite the early vaccination of prisoners, there has been little movement to release people. The fight over that continues mostly through litigation. There are pending lawsuits, but with so many prisoners getting vaccinated now, it does weaken the argument for big releases. Yeah, and in Colorado. Interestingly, the state's prison population has gone down by a few 1000 people since the start of the pandemic, But state officials attribute that almost 100% to the fact that there were no no criminal jury trials last year at all in 2020, so there's this massive backlog in the States Criminal justice system. So you've brought us three very different stories about policies around vaccinating, incarcerated people in three states that are very different across the country. How does this fit in with what we are seeing across the US nationally, Conrad Well, every state is really dealing with this a little bit differently. And, you know, really, This is another symptom showing a lack of a national strategy. Despite the risks, it's another way of, you know, also showing how inmates are marginalized by society. And this isn't just about those who are incarcerated. In a recent report by the nonpartisan Prison Policy Initiative, researchers found that there were more new cases and counties that have large incarcerated populations.
Why China is Joining the Global Push to Regulate Big Tech
"When it comes to regulating big tack europe has been taking an aggressive stance for a while now and as we talked about on the show. We've seen some action from the us as well but lately china has made moves to join in our reporter. Sam schechner joins me from paris. To talk about why china is getting involved now. What it's doing and what impact could be protect companies. Hey sam thanks for being here. Thanks for having me so before we get to china's action. I wanted to start by bringing us up to speed. European regulators have really been leading the charge when it comes to regulating tack. What have they been focusing on your right. That europe has really been at the leading edge. A lot of these these types of new rules europe's new privacy law the gdp our general data protection regulation was one of the first of the of a new class of transversal privacy laws. And that's actually been emulated in a number of parts of the world. Europe has also been among the first to initiate antitrust investigations into big companies including google and apple amazon and actually has issued decisions against google totaling more than nine billion dollars with fines in recent years and now europe is also helping lead the charge when it comes to coming up with new competition regulations. It's something that's been bubbling in academic circles for quite a while whether or not there's a handful of companies that are so big that they need their own special rules to make sure that they treat everyone fairly to make sure that companies have a chance to rise up and challenge them and the he us antitrust are also in charge of new digital regulation. Here margaret avesta your actually describe it with a metaphor to the automobile. She said that when cars were first invented it a new technology and after some period of time people realize that maybe we need traffic lights right and a lot of action clearly stemming from from that sort of mindset. We've also seen some action in the us as well right. There is indeed some momentum in the us four new competition rules you know given the political environment and some of the differences between democrats and republicans. It's not clear that there'll be an agreement that being said last summer. Democrats in the house. Judiciary committee released a report calling for changes to antitrust laws and creation of new types of obligations and republicans in their own report actually endorsed albeit a narrower set of changes but some areas of agreement such as requirements tech. Giant's make their services interoperable so there is the possibility that some types of legislation might see the light of day in the us dot. So that's sort of the lay of the land but china has also recently joined the push with some new proposals. What do they unveil well. That's right in. November china issued its first draft guidelines for how they want to regulate competitive behavior by digital giants and on paper the guidelines are actually very similar to some of the things that have come out in europe. The uk also has a set of regulations for big tech companies that the proposed and china's proposals include things like blocking companies from crunching consumer data in order to set discriminatory prices or at selling prices below cost to help gain market share. Some of the classic things that might be anti competitive more generally but that big companies are accused of doing and in potentially more difficult to identify with this. And i understand. China has a pretty short history with the sort of regulation. Why are they getting involved now. Well on one hand. China has one of the shortest histories of antitrust regulation of major global economies only adopted its anti-monopoly law in two thousand eight but more cynically. Some people have noted that this push began just slightly after an october speech from alibaba founder. Jack ma who publicly lashed out at the chinese government's tight financial regulations and following that there were a series of regulatory actions against elements of his internet empire. And so the question has been raised when you talk to. Experts is this chinese. Push about really trying to rein in big tech companies to preserve competition. Or is it about taking on people. Like mr ma who they think are challenging the power of the central government. And you know when you talk to when you talk to experts. They say that mon- speech may have been the trigger but that there have been longstanding concerns about increasing concentration among the chinese internet giants including including alibaba but also other companies to rate and since alibaba is one of china's biggest most powerful companies. Making jack ma. One of china's most powerful businessmen. This sort of illustrates broader difference between china and some of the other countries that we've talked about you know. China wants to exert a lot more control over attack and the internet then does the west could barrier in terms of getting different governments on the same page. Well that's a very good question you know we. We really don't know what the long term impacts are going to be of these rules. I mean for one thing. They haven't actually been applied yet. These are proposals and you're right that china's internet is largely dominated by its own set of companies not by global giants and chinese internet. Companies are much less present overseas. So you know it's it's a question. How much one regulatory system or the other will end up prevailing. There are certainly more countries in china's orbit that could end up adopting china's approach to internet regulation but in some cases in some senses that there's similar motivations behind what's going on. I mean whether you're trying to preserve state power for its own sake or because you want to make sure that there can be a new set of companies that come up to challenge. I mean those are still it boils down to saying certain companies have gotten too big and something needs to be done about them and so the more that those sorts of rules are being proposed. It certainly would count as momentum for them. And you know it's not a it's not a given that these things will be done so momentum is meaningful. i mean you. You have free market proponents. Who argue that. These types of proposals go too far that they would hobble digital markets and leave some people worse off so while there is a growing number of experts and competition regulators who say we might need rules like this they certainly aren't unopposed. So china's entry into the fray could potentially impact the course of the debate. Yeah and just to take further. What's the outlook for big tech. Now that china's join this push and how are the company is responding. Well i think big tech. Is these big tech. Giants are increasingly aware that they're going to be facing more regulation whether it's about privacy whether it's you know updates to tax rules whether it's about their obligations to other companies in terms of new competition regulations. It's just a fact of life. And so i think at this point. They're they're now down to figuring out how to make sure that these rules are ones that they can live with. You know when you talk to facebook they sort of are perhaps the most acquiescent saying that we acknowledge these types of rules must apply to us. Amazon and google say more that they would hope that rules that would be rules that apply to all companies not trying to focus on a few. But i think it's it's certainly fair to say that these companies are going to find themselves much more regulated and they have at the last couple decades have been a sort of open playing field for them. It seems likely that they're going to find their their field of action more limited. They may have time doing the same kinds of acquisitions that they had done before. Or certainly will face more scrutiny. Before they're able to complete them. Some regulations on the table could in the case of repeated non-compliance go as far as breakup. I think really the us would have to get more into the game for that to to truly be on the table. Indeed the ftc's suit against facebook last year did specifically talk about unwinding some of facebook's acquisitions
Pelosi names 9 impeachment managers
"Democratic leadership in the house has unveiled this list of Nine democratic congressmen and women they've assigned to basically the proceedings in in the senate trial. If the president is indeed impeach tomorrow will be the house impeachment managers who essentially prosecute the president before the senate the list that we just got. includes Congressman jamie raskin of maryland congressman diana to get of colorado congressman. David selena island congressman joaquin. Castro of texas congressman. Eric swallow of california congressman. Ted lieu of california representative stacey plastic from the us version islands congressman joe goose of colorado and representative madeleine dean of pennsylvania. Again those house managers for the impeachment. These second impeachment of president trump just name tonight by house democratic leadership joining us now. New york congressman hickey jeffries. Who is chairman of the democratic caucus. He of course served as an impeachment manager reading. they're throwing the first impeachment. Trial is member of the house. Judiciary committee and a senior member leadership congressman jeffries. It's nice to see you. Thank you for being here tonight with rachel. I've been trying to keep our viewers up to date as up to the minute as i can on proceedings and what's happening in congress and what's expected to happen. Is there anything that's evolved late tonight that we should know about what expectations should we set or or do you and your colleagues want to set in terms of what people are gonna see happen late tonight and tomorrow. We moving forward with the fierce urgency of now to bring a ballot one singular objective which is to make sure that donald trump is removed from office expeditiously. Because he's a clear and present danger to the health safety and wellbeing of the american people.
House Judiciary Committee Releases Report on Trump Administration Family Separation Policy
"Has broken its own corona virus. New case record in just a few days. Governor Mike DeWine, a Republican, says the state has another 3590 cases today, and he's pleading with Ojai inst to follow social distancing rules virus is raging. Throughout the state of Ohio. There's no place to hide. He says he wants to establish hopefully, defense teams to assess the virus has spread in different communities. An investigation by Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee finds the Trump Administration's family separation policy of the U. S border proceeded despite administrative shortcomings in the early stages of the initiative. Beth verdict of member station WNYC reports The findings were lied on government documents. Democrats say the documents reveal reckless incompetence and intentional cruelty. They showed the administration developed its family separation policy in February of 2017 to deter migrants from crossing the border. A pilot program started in El Paso. But even though officials discovered they couldn't track all the separated parents and Children, they expanded the policy in May of 2018. Two months later, a federal judge ordered the administration to reunify the family's AH process filled with problems. This month, the administration acknowledged it hasn't been able to locate the parents of 545 Children for NPR news.
House Democrats say Big Tech must be reined in
"Quinn. I'm like Rossia reporting A house panel looks at possible breakup of tech industry giants after a 15 month investigation. Democrats on antitrust panel of the House Judiciary Committee are calling for Congress to rein in Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple. The 450 page report says the big tech giants have abused their market power with excessive fees, tough contract terms and data collection from individuals and businesses. Report proposes separating the dominant tech platforms. Um some of their other lines of business. It also asks Congress to increase the enforcement powers of antitrust regulators. Mike Rossia
US tech giants accused of 'monopoly power'
"To rein in big tech More from AP correspondent Micron CMA Kratz on a panel of the House Judiciary Committee, are calling for Congress to consider breaking up four of big text dominant giants after a 15 month investigation of 450 Page report says Google has monopoly power over Internet search Facebook has social networking monopoly power and Amazon and Apple have significant durable market power in US online retail mobile operating systems and mobile Stores. Republicans on the panel didn't sign on to most of the recommendations. They offered their own report calling for targeted enforcement of existing antitrust laws. Mike Rossia Washington Stay right here. Sports is up
Democrats call for Congress to rein in and break up Big Tech Companies
"15 month investigation. Democrats on antitrust panel of the House Judiciary Committee are calling for Congress to rein in Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple. The 450 page report says the big tech giants have abused their market power with excessive fees, Tough contract terms and data collection from individuals and businesses report proposes separating the dominant tech platforms from some of their other lines of business. It also asks Congress to increase the enforcement powers of antitrust regulators. Like Rossia Washington
Democrats call for Congress to rein in, break up Big Tech
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting a house panel calls for Congress to rein in big tech Democrats on the panel of the house Judiciary Committee or calling for Congress to consider breaking up four of big tech's dominant giants after a fifteen month investigation four hundred fifty page report says Google has monopoly power over internet search Facebook has social networking monopoly power and Amazon and apple have significant durable market power in U. S. online retail mobile operating systems and mobile apps stores Republicans on the panel didn't sign on to most of the recommendations they offered their own report calling for targeted enforcement of existing anti trust laws Mike Rossio Washington
Democrats call for Congress to rein in, break up Big Tech
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting a house panel looks at possible break ups of tech industry giants after a fifteen month investigation Democrats on an anti trust panel of the house Judiciary Committee are calling for Congress to rein in Facebook Google Amazon and apple the four hundred fifty page report says the big tech giants of abuse their market power with excessive fees tough contract terms and data collection from individuals and businesses report proposes separating the dominant tech platforms from some of their other lines of business it also asks Congress to increase the enforcement powers of anti trust regulators Mike Rossio Washington
Trump set to miss required deadline for 2021 refugee quota.
"Trump administration appears to be ignoring a deadline to establish how many refugees will be allowed into the United States next year raising uncertainty about the future of the forty year old resettlement program that has been dwindling under his administration. The Thousand Nine Hundred Eighty Refugee Act requires presidents to issue that determination before October first the start of the fiscal year. With only hours to go on Wednesday, the trump administration had not sheduled consultations with Congress that required before setting the annual figure. There was no immediate comment from the White House, which usually announces the target numbers or the departments of State or Homeland Security which were involved in making the determination. Democratic lawmakers blasted the administration for not meeting its obligation. Trump's violation of the nineteen eighty law will bring our refugee admissions program to a halt leaving thousands stranded abroad with their lives at risk New York representatives Jerry Nadler, who is chairman of the House Judiciary? Committee? Trump froze this year's admissions in March falsely citing a needs to protect American jobs as fall-outs from the corona virus crashed the economy. Advocates fear the government is intentionally delaying its plans for the twenty twenty one fiscal year as a way to eventually eliminate the refugee program. No more refugees can be admitted after Thursday until the president sets the ceiling for the New Year Secretary of State Mike. Pompeo said the administration is committed to the country's history of leading the world in providing a safe place for refugees. But advocates say the government's actions do not show that in addition the State Department announced last week it would no longer provide some statistical information on refugee resettlement sparking more concerns advocates say the trump administration is dismantling a program that has long enjoyed bipartisan support and has been considered a model for protecting the world's most vulnerable people.
Atlanta - ICE Almost Deported Immigrant Woman Who Says She Got Unwanted Surgery While Detained
"Week from immigrant women who say they were subjected to unwanted medical procedures while detained at an immigration and customs enforcement facility in Georgia. Some women say they underwent his direct Amis or other surgeries that left them sterile. Members of Congress are demanding a quick investigation and in one case, lawmakers say ice has already tried to deport a key witness. NPR's Joel Rose has more Pauline Benham was nearly deported. Yesterday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement put her on a plane back to Cameroon, a country she left when she was two years old. She was on the tarmac when members of Congress say they intervened. It felt like ice was trying to rush through her deportation. I can't say that for certain, but all of this is extremely troubling. Representative Pramila Gioia Paul is a Democrat from Washington State and a member of the House Judiciary Committee. She wants been in the U. S so that you can tell her story to investigators. Venom is one of a growing number of immigrant women who say they were subjected to gynecological procedures without consent. While they were held at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia. The first allegations came to light in a whistle blower complaint this week from a nurse at the facility. Since then, lawyers for other women have come forward with similar allegations. Jaipal says the total is now at least 17. This feels particularly agree just because it is obviously Invasive reproductive surgery. And so for every woman in particular across America, this sends chills up our spine. More than 170. Members of Congress have signed a letter calling for an investigation by the homeland Security inspector general. Ice confirmed that Pauline Venom is still in the country and denied any link between her allegations and her scheduled deportation. Spokesman says she was pulled off the plane because of a paperwork snafu with the Cameroonian government, not because of congressional intervention. In a statement. I says that all female detainees received routine gynecological care, and that quote a medical procedure like a hysterectomy would never be performed unquote without informed consent. Bingham's lawyer says Otherwise. When she woke up from the surgery, the doctor informed her that a portion of her fallopian tube was removed. One win is Bingham's lawyer at the nonprofit Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights. She says, been, um, sought treatment for in irregular menstrual cycle and thought she was getting a routine procedure. Of course. Pauline was very upset and sort of appalled that this had happened without her consent. Win says the long term medical implications are not clear, but the procedure could prevent been him from conceiving a child detention itself takes so much away. I'm a person's life and then for her to have gone through this experience while she was an immigration detention, just rob sir of so much more than her time, wind says been, um complained to the staff at the detention center, but those complaints went nowhere. Irwin is operated by a for profit company LaSalle Corrections, which did not respond to a request for comment. Elizabeth Meth urn is a lawyer who has represented immigrants held at Erwin and other detention centers in Georgia, she says complaints about medical care often fall on deaf ears. They consistently Ignore complaints they consistently act like any complaint is just histrionics. It's ripe for exploitation, right because there's not proper oversight. There's not A proper like Level of humanity. Katherine says lawyers have been raising concerns about medical conditions for years. They're relieved that the public is finally paying attention, even if it took shocking allegations like these to make it happen. Joel Rose.
ICE Just Tried to Deport Immigrant Woman Who Says She Got Unwanted Surgery While Detained
"Have come to light this week from immigrant women who say they were subjected to unwanted medical procedures while detained at an immigration and customs enforcement facility in Georgia. Some women say they underwent his direct Amis or other surgeries that left them sterile. Members of Congress are demanding a quick investigation and in one case, lawmakers say ice has already tried to deport a key witness. NPR's Joel Rose has more Pauline Venom was nearly deported. Yesterday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement put her on a plane back to Cameroon country she left when she was two years old. She was on the tarmac when members of Congress say they intervened. It felt like ice was trying to rush through her deportation. I can't say that for certain, but all of this is extremely troubling. Representative Pramila Gioia Paul is a Democrat from Washington State and a member of the House Judiciary Committee. She wants been in the U. S so that you can tell her story to investigators. Venom is one of a growing number of immigrant women who say they were subjected to gynecological procedures without consent while they were held at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia. The first allegations came to light in a whistle blower complaint this week from a nurse at the facility. Since then, lawyers for other women have come forward with similar allegations, Jaipal says the total is now at least 17. This feels particularly agree just because it is obviously Invasive reproductive surgery, and so far every woman in particular across America, this sends chills up our spine. More than 170. Members of Congress have signed a letter calling for an investigation by the Homeland Security inspector general. Ice confirmed that Pauline Venom is still in the country and denied any link between her allegations and her scheduled deportation. Spokesman says she was pulled off the plane because of a paperwork snafu with the Cameroonian government, not because of congressional intervention. In a statement. I says that all female detainees received routine gynecological care and that quote a medical procedure like a history. Ectomy would never be performed unquote without informed consent. The venoms lawyer says Otherwise. When she woke up from the surgery, the doctor informed her that a portion of her fallopian tube was removed. One win is Bingham's lawyer at the nonprofit Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, she says been, um sought treatment for in irregular menstrual cycle and thought she was getting a routine procedure. Of course, Pauline was very upset and sort of appalled that this had happened without her consent. Wind says the long term medical implications are not clear. But the procedure could prevent venom from conceiving a child detention itself takes so much away from a person's life. And then for her to have gone through this experience while she was an immigration detention. Just rob serve so much more than her time, Wind says Been, UM complained to the staff at the detention center, but those complaints went nowhere. Irwin is operated by a for profit company LaSalle Corrections, which did not respond to a request for comment. Elizabeth Meth urn is a lawyer who has represented immigrants held at Erwin and other detention centers in Georgia, she says complaints about medical care often fall on deaf ears. They consistently Ignore complaints they consistently act like any complaint is just histrionics. It's ripe for exploitation, right because there's not proper oversight. There's not A proper like Level of humanity. Katherine says lawyers have been raising concerns about medical conditions for years. They're relieved that the public is finally paying attention, even if it took shocking allegations like these to make it happen. Joel Rose. NPR news
Jeffrey Toobin on Writing About Trump
"Jeffrey toobin joins us now from northern Connecticut. His latest book is called True Crimes and misdemeanors the investigation of Donald, trump, it's already a New York Times Bestseller Jeff Welcome back to the podcast. It is a pleasure to be here Michelle. Well, we are talking about probably an unpleasant topic you've been covering this regularly for the New, Yorker, talking about it on CNN, the investigations of Donald. Trump plural I think and the impeachment process at what point did you think to yourself? Okay. This should be a book as well. Right at the beginning you know I have a special interest in fun for independent investigations of the presidency. I was one of the prosecutors in the Iran Contra -CATION in the Lawrence Walsh Investigation wrote my first book opening arguments about that did a book about. The Starr investigation of Whitewater Lewinsky in the Clinton years and so I know that the behind the scenes, stories of these investigations are always interesting. But what was a nerve ing as I started in was that I didn't realize that Muller which completely shut down all access I had to trust that eventually, I would get access to the Muller Office, but it was incredibly unnerving journalists to. Spend almost two years working on his side of the investigation really from the outside even though you've written about impeachment, you've written books about investigations. This book feels different and I'm curious to hear your take on what makes this book in the process of writing the book different from those previous books. Trump makes it different? The president is such an enormous figure in American history, his complete disregard. For norms his constant lying his inability or unwillingness to play by rules that Democrats and Republicans have played for all of certainly my conscious life it makes everything about these last three and a half years just feel different from anything I'd ever covered in anything I've ever felt as a citizen we've had conservative presidents. We've had liberal presidents, but we've never had a president like trump and. Both he as a protagonist in my story and the people who gravitate to him just make it totally different. Okay. Here's one way in which it feels different to me and I'm curious to hear your take and it's about trump but it's also about the reception of trump among Americans or certain group of Americans and it's that every single time there are some kind of event trump takes. Some action that seems to be a game changer. There's this expectation or there has been the expectation. Okay. Well, now, this is the end of this changes things, and that goes back to his not filing his tax returns during the campaign, but then I think the next point was with access Hollywood tapes and it's been that way ever since where where something will happen and people will say. Well now, that's it. You know there's gotTa be a consequence and then there really isn't a consequence I. Think you're right in part I mean you know and and you can go through others whether it was praising the white supremacists in Charlottesville standing by Vladimir Putin, in Helsinki, and disparaging the American intelligence agencies firing James Comey which seemed like complete departures from how we expect presidents to behave. Another theme of my journalistic career has been the evolution of the Republican Party that if you go back to Richard Nixon the turning point in Watergate was when seven Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of impeachment and then ultimately Barry Goldwater Hugh Scott John Rhodes went to Nixon and say we can't support you anymore those three famous Republicans The Republican Party has turned into a trump call. And the ability of the president to do absolutely anything no matter how outrageous and retain the support of that forty percent of the country. Is. Something we've never seen before it's been building through the past couple of decades, but I think that's what accounts for the phenomenon you describe, which is no matter what he does the the political architecture of our time really never changes anymore because fifty five percent of the people are appalled forty forty percent of the people stick with trump and thus we have the election we have. So you're saying it's essentially the fact that he's not held. Accountable is a result of the fact that the party has sort of been entirely captured by trump. He has captive and very loyal audience among Americans, and then presumably the other arm of that is what's happened with the media and that certain is catering to and delivering that message. I. Can just add one thing. You know a lot of people like what trump is doing. It's not like this forty percent says, well, you know it's bad that he fires Komai. It's bad that he says, all these races. Thanks their gladis says racist things. I. Mean there are a lot of people in the country who have the same attitudes and I think that's what's chilling for people like me who was. I like to think is not a racist, but the way trump behaves in public it's a feature, not a bug people don't support him in spite of his excesses they support him because it's
"house judiciary committee" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The house Judiciary Committee what a full appeals court to rehear a case involving former White House counsel don again the request comes after a divided three judge panel ruled last week that congressional subpoenas of the executive branch are legally unenforceable house attorneys want the full DC circuit court of appeals to hear the case saying if the previous decision stands it will undermine Congress's constitutional role as a check on the power of the executive branch the house Judiciary Committee subpoenaed White House counsel don again last year for testimony in the impeachment inquiry against president trump may again refused to comply Linda Kenyon Washington Brazilian president gyre Bolsonaro will meet with president trump at Mar a Lago tomorrow to discuss the crisis in Venezuela trade and other economic issues the U. S. government is backing Brazil's bid to join the thirty six country organization for economic cooperation and development of foreign policy but also I'm Evan handing and on Charlie pilot at Bloomberg world headquarters it was a down Friday but on all week for the U. S. stock market U. S. equities staging a furious rally in the final hour of trading in a week dominated by fear but the spreading coronavirus will up in global growth and melodious lead portfolio manager at wells capital management and that is it having a pretty quick impact on the economy globally and even as we kind of enter North America we're starting to see some impact on travel and other things on certainly corporate travelers that have impacted what we're going to be real quickly here what happens to leisure travel if we come up on spring break all of this on the job Friday and February's report suggests America's labor market was on firm footing before the coronavirus intensified with that story here's Bloomberg's Vinny del Jude eyes it's a big game two hundred seventy three thousand new jobs in February topping Wall Street forecasts by almost one hundred thousand the biggest gain since may twenty eighteen January job growth was revised higher as well in the unemployment rate tied a half century low three point five percent the road ahead is fraught with risks though as a coronavirus curves business activity thank god she likes to brag radio White House reaction from economic adviser Larry Kudlow interviewed on Bloomberg television and radio labour market looks excellent very strong and incidentally most sectors of the economy looks strong you also had this to say about the U. S. economy and the corona virus we are going to see some issues coming out from the corona virus I get that but I think for the United States this is gonna be a temporary problem S. and P. five hundred index down fifty one down one point seven percent nasdaq down a hundred and sixty three down one point nine percent the Dow down two hundred fifty six down one percent global news twenty four hours a day on air and on QuickTake by Bloomberg power by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred twenty countries I'm Charlie palette this is Bloomberg this is the business of sports let's talk Super Bowl and Fox Sports every single thing that occurs and what people remember this is a business currency money isn't necessarily guaranteed Michael ball in the valuations girl scouts are everybody loves rooting against the right to view the N. B. is never.
"house judiciary committee" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Impeachment drafted pass by the committee but the investigation of the president's actions and its administration including these Ukraine issues is actually ongoingly of news tonight. On how new evidence is just hit into the judiciary committee record. We'll explain today. The Judiciary Committee formerly recommended impeaching Donald Trump for abusive power and obstruction of Congo's but the investigation into the freezing of that military aid. Ukraine continues in the investigating committees as well as in. This is interesting in the courts tonight. We have an update on some evidence entered into the record last night the center for a public integrity sued in federal court for documents related to the Ukraine scandal. And this is what they've got. Aw they won in court but what they got were heavily redacted documents. Why because the president doesn't want these documents to to see the light of day? I ask for unanimous consent chairman to enter these directions for the record and now we're joined by Dave Leventhal editor at large for the Senate Republican tax. which did sue the administration as mentioned? What did you get? What more do you need? We didn't get much in the sense that as you saw right there from the clip that the documents that we did about one hundred and forty-six pages worth of them were heavily redacted and many of the conversations that were happening between members of the the Department of Defense and the White House Office of Management and budget conversations. That could have been tantamount of some very interesting stuff directly related to the Ukraine situation. And we just don't have access to. We went back to court. Today filed a motion to effectively. Tell the judge. Hey look we gotta keep working on this and come Tuesday. We're going to have another bite at the apple. Are the Democrats also using their congressional subpoenas to try to get the same stuff. Yeah indeed in fact I had the these documents been released without the reductions. We may have had more information information than even congressional investigators have had an and then speaks to let me get you one of the point here because folks may have heard the White House finally put out an alternative out of explanation to why the money was frozen and said it wasn't to get the Biden's it was for legitimate foreign policy. Yada Yada it would seem that if these reductions were removed ooh the underlying material. If it's valid could show whether that's an after the fact sort of lie or whether if it were true there was contemporaneous letters like I supported it from the time I mean. Is that part of your argument well. Donald Trump earlier this year. Ra said that He is the most transparent president in the history of the United States. It seems like this would be an opportune time for him. If in fact that is the case and that is true for him to compel his own administration to release this this information that would shine a great deal of light and provide a great deal of transparency into an issue. That's at the heart of the impeachment inquiry and the ultimate impeachment. That's is going to happen next week of the president. He hasn't done that at this point. And we're going to continue to fight in court in order for the public to have the right to know what this information in in fact entails Dave thank you so much for joining six months ago before Donald Trump even called the president of Ukraine to ask for.
"house judiciary committee" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Know like norm. I was gobsmacked last night when I first saw this tape it was very difficult to process. The leader of the Senate went on national television and vowed to violate the oath of office that he was going to take impeachment pitchman preceding started. And I as I have watched it over and over today I'm even more disbelieving than I was the first time that I thought of course as we know that that's not how the Clinton process work it is of course a inherently a political process. But what happened during Clinton Woods much more in in line with our expectations. The problem going into impeachment. After having McConnell take this sort of a vow is there's no way that trump can truly be exonerated even if the Senate votes to acquit him. It's a rig jury it's not an acquittal is such a great point because it is it is instructive to the fact that all of this norm appears to be a blatant power. Play you go on Hannity to assure everyone. Don't worry there's not even a pretense or a head fake fake being a real process now again. Whether every Republican senator other senator goes along as an is a different question. But this is the tone McConnell setting and I just WanNa read because it does matter particularly not only does it matter under the law but for people who say they are originalist or Conservative about the tax or they care about their their duties under the the constitution. I want to read this oath for Senate trials which says I solemnly swear or affirm and all things pertaining to the trial in this impeachment now pending I will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws. So help me God nor do you see it as important for people to actually dig into this point which is about process separate from what you think trump did and really raise the fact that you have a senator one center maybe more appearing to be planning running to stand up and swear to something they don't believe and not just any senator he's the majority leader of the Senate and when you go John Hannity show which is critical place for the followers of Donald Trump and in effect say. I'm Reagan this process and I'm going to try to make sure that every other Republican goes along it's putting pressure on them as well and you know how this plays out is going to be a curious thing but boy if I were the Democrats in the Senate I would be raising. Holy Hell every minute about this as Joyce said. The Clinton impeachment was inherently political but the members tried to follow the facts. They had votes and in some cases disagreed on what witnesses to call but they said a fair process in place and we had Republicans who decided added after hearing the facts that it didn't rise to the level of impeachment and Democrats. Who decided that it did? We're not going to see any of that at this point. And it's just further poisoning of the process and one that Mitch McConnell has basically blown up over the last decade or more in the Senate. There isn't a norm remaining in the body that he hasn't isn't taken on well and you got to wonder where Chuck Schumer on all this I mean Mitch McConnell's out doing is TV laps and making his making himself clear speaker. Pelosi obviously Veasley got her carcass together in process does Chuck Schumer get out front. Does he lied on this. Does he take on this person. And you know it's not a hard argument to make you say it would mitch. McConnell wants to be judged this way by a judge You know if it was rigged would anyone trust a process like like this and if the answer is no that obviously they're they're falling down norm Ornstein. Thank you very much. Joyce is I'M GONNA come back to you. I have one other story to get to with you so hang hang tight rudy. Giuliani.
"house judiciary committee" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"I'M GONNA put my foot on the scale. I mean boldly said that he is coordinating with the White House. How can a juror coordinate with the defended? You find his corrupt you think he is he infects people. Was that why you don't hang out with him. I don't think we have much in common as well as you say. There's there's much to keep track of here and it's certainly certainly true that as we're going to be covering tonight. The Senate appears ready to dispense with traditions. That it's held for a long time. Apparently bowing trump at least some Republican senators. We're GONNA get ended that Congresswoman Karen Bass staying up with us. Thank you so much. Thanks for having me on. We turn now to David. Corn Washington bureau chief for Jones and the author of Russian Roulette. Maria Theresa Kamar Presencio has NCO Voto Latino both analysts here. David what do you think. I think it was historic day. As you noted the only president who's ever been then impeach dry almost impeachable go to the House floor in his first term and I think a lot of the screaming at least for the moment is over. I assume there'll be more. We get to the House floor but having sat through those hearings for several weeks having been in the hearing room for many of the days it was very dispiriting to see Republicans begins. Just come out and flat out deny reality. You could argue whether this was impeachable gets to the level of the ultimate political punishment. But they would just come out out and say it didn't happen there wasn't a quid pro quo. There was nothing wrong. He never he didn't even ask the Wenski to investigate anyone or Biden. All those things are untrue. So so now this SORTA re- reality distortion campaign. Disinformation campaign on the part of Republicans. At least has a pause and I think the public can. I don't think there's going to be a lot out of persuasion. One way or the other but at least can reflect upon the fact that things have gotten to the point where the Democrats felt. They had no choice as you know in house. Democratic leaders were not happy Roach into impeachment throughout this year but they felt they had no choice on the basis of the facts and the evidence they brought to baroness career. I think the fact that they've brought this to bear was because they recognize that if they do not impeach the president if they do not sound the alarm our election integrity haggerty is still vulnerable to foreign interference and is that the Democrats are trying to do is recognize. Make sure that the public recognizes that. This is an ongoing criminal investigation that if the president does not feel that he's going to be repudiated he will continue welcoming foreign interference. What I do everyday are is trying to get people all to register to participate in to vote? And if they feel that their vote is not be recognized and not being respected that undermines the underpinnings of art democracy of participation their their choice to go forward is not small and every single person should be watching what the Republicans decide to do on the Senate side the Republicans the job according to the Constitution on the Senate side is to hear a trial to be to be impartial and to listen to the facts that is their job. The fact that Mitch McConnell Right now now is saying that. He's going to do a dotted line of whatever. The White House says. Shame on him because he's abdicating his duty he's abdicating what the voters are expecting a true public servant to this country. David I'm curious as we watch those hearings Washington as a place where you can't take a lot at face value so you had a lot of Republicans publican's in those hearings wanting the country to think that this was some sort of farce on their uniform and opposed to because that's their political incentive vignette. There may be some who privately resent that the the president brought them into this mess and then if they have to do this type of defense of the party there may be some. I'm who secretly think maybe it's good that Donald Trump's getting a hard time of it although they can't obviously admit that to their conservative base and then there's the president and his aides themselves David who very recently were claiming and it would appear to be lying in saying that impeachment would be good. It would be good for them politically. Bring it on that's sort of fake bravado. And now you have this reporting. And it's backed up by Donald trump breaking his own record of tweets ever and a day as he lashes out the angrily. I mean he's not he's not longer holding back and pretending not anger. Let me read from this interesting times. Account that says Donald Trump's nursing this resentment over the red mark about about to be tattooed on his page in the history books as only the third president American history to be impeached no matter what some of his critics say advisers. I said he genuinely does not want to be impeached. Viewing it as a personal humiliation. You think even in private the article continues. He accepts no blame. Expresses Regret Gretzky rails against the enemies. He sees all around him. I don't know if you've finished Succession David on HBO. Yeah yeah no spoilers spoilers but there is a scene where you see someone who's hardball person hurt by someone else hardball and they. At least take some pride in the fact that the the person could finally stand up and you have to wonder if deep down Donald trump who takes no blame whatsoever is looking at his political opponents and and understanding. Wow they're actually standing up to him and he says he feels feels humiliated. Listen we've talked about this in the past. Donald Trump is pathological narcissist. He does care fact the only thing he cares about is how he is seeing. That is how he believes. He is seen so one reason. He's in this impeachment. Imbroglio now is because of the Russia's scandal he tried to get Linski not just to look at Biden but investigate a debunk conspiracy theory. That said Russia did not hack the the election to help donald trump and it was Ukraine and it was all craziness because he knows his presidency is tainted and has and is it. It has a partial degree of illegitimacy because of the Russian intervention that he refuses to acknowledge. He can't even talk about protecting this country from another possible attack. In twenty twenty a partial or anybody else apartment grease is that issue of illegitimacy. I've never heard you be so restrained. David as an IT straight be somber but my point is that he does care about these things and this is serious seeking trivialize it as petty partisanship but it is serious. And you know the historical record the current record which will become. The historical record is clear for anybody to study what he did. And what the people around him did. And it's rather damning already and that's even before we find out what the New York has an Rudy Giuliani and all that all those other people who are working on trump's behalf Maria I wonder if you could speak to the way David brings it all together. which is a history now will have an inflection point of? Oh what did people do to stand up up to X Y Z. And how did the system work. And when and how was this president who did so many things that defied norms and literally has multiple. The adviser is incarcerated right now some things they did for him Michael Cohen. Some things they did for the Ukrainians and Russians wall working for him. Paul Manafort who lied and it may may or may not have been for the president would seem today of all days along with any House vote next week is an inflection action point where history will take stock of what exactly happened and who stood up to this president and this is. This is the challenge. Our last impeachment with a tablet impeachment. It was President Clinton being impeached for sexual relations with a consenting adult. This is completely different. This actually has the vulnerability of the republic on its hands and for Republicans to sit idly by and basic trying to wash their hands as much talent pilot pretending that it's business as usual. That is not the case ace and when we start talking about the real Russian interference to dismantle our democracy. We should all have not only are hair on fiber. Also be incredibly saddened when when Fiona Hill spoke to Congress and she said that she was both angry and sad. I think she was talking about so many Americans right now. There cannot will that are staring in disbelief relief regardless of party to see president to see a a whole party not standing up for our values and it is the Democrats that are doing it despite not wanting to because they know that there's an election in in the horizon they know that it seems incredibly partisan. But if they don't do it then they are not standing up to the rule of law as determined by the Constitution. This is not small. Not Small at all David Gordon. My thanks to both of you coming up. We have a deeper dive.
"house judiciary committee" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"And who was the whistleblower talking to and call Hunter Biden in an Joe Biden. And Adam Schiff and everybody I think that is what he wants to see. And I think that's why you have some pushing pool with Mitch. McConnell and Lindsey Graham because they know that that likely is not a good idea and that if you bring in witnesses you're opening up the door. You don't know what's going to happen when you do that. And I think they want a more controlled process. So I think that's part of what they're trying to manage right now and likely trying to convince the president. You really don't want to do that you you don't WanNa call Hunter Biden and the whistle blower really want to do it. I don't believe that. Who is the person stopping with this testify? The president right who who has actual knowledge of what happened John and if the president wants to be defended right he doesn't really he does says that wants to look bold and confident did he wants a short trial. He does not want these facts. Litigated and he can say once. UNDERGRAD and identify. But if the trade off we're Hunter Biden and John Bolton and Mick twelve eighty he wouldn't take it. It's a very good point. We have so much to discuss ahead fresh off of his trip to Ukraine another one a new trip to Ukraine Rudy. Giuliani is paying a visit. Is it to the White House today. Is he helping. Or is he. Hurting his client's case in the Senate and then the former Kentucky governor making headlines as he left office issuing hundreds pardons and commutations including one for a forty one year old man who raped a nine year old girl. Omaha steaks is the gift you've been looking for for everyone on your list. Seventy three percent of Americans say they'd rather get a gift of great food than more stuff. That's why Omaha steaks is the perfect holiday gift. When you send Omaha steaks they'll get delicious tender filet Mignon steaks and much more? And you'll know you. You sent a special gift. 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Dr Every gift is one hundred percent money. Back guaranteed remember to create an ad like this one visit pure winning dot com slash CNN. And we're back with our politics lead. President trump is calling an embarrassment the House Judiciary Committee approving two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump today C. CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports. The president is lashing out as he faces the increasingly likely prospect of being the third president in US history to be impeached trivialising impeachment after the House Judiciary Committee voted to advance to articles of impeachment against him today. President didn't trump accused Democrats of making light of a serious matter. I think it's a horrible thing to be using the tool of impeachment which is supposed to be used used in an emergency while the president has made clear privately. He doesn't WanNa impeachment on his resume. Today he tells them the benefits. It's a very sad thing for our country but it seems to be very good for me politically. His campaign manager is making the same argument telling reporters. The inquiry has boosted fundraising inspired volunteers. In quote lit up our base trump may be touting the benefits. But he's not offering much clarity on what he wants when when it comes to the Senate trial I saying this. I'll do whatever I want. Then moments later saying he'll listen to Republican. Senators advocated for a short trial with no live witnesses. I've heard Mitch. I've heard Lindsey. I'll do whatever they want to do. It doesn't trump also referencing but not naming lieutenant. Colonel Alexander Vincent the Ukraine expert for the National Security Council who testified that trump's July call with the Ukrainian president was improper. He's another beauty. Vitamin still works at the White House and CNN has learned senior. Aides are now restricting. Who listens in on the president's calls with foreign leaders today? His personal attorney Rudy. Giuliani was spotted entering the West Wing. Giuliani recently returned from another trip to Ukraine seemingly unfazed by federal prosecutors who were probing his business activity the Wall Street Journal. Reports trump called Giuliani will. His plane was still taxiing down the runway asking what. What did you get more than? You can imagine Giuliani told him now. Brianna we should know that Giuliani said. He wants to put his findings in this twenty page report and brief lawmakers on it though. It's unclear when he'll do that or where it will go if he does. We should note that he was at the White House today. The White House officials have said repeatedly over the last several weeks. They do not think what he's doing is helpful as they are trying to fight off this impeachment inquiry you you could say that Kaitlyn thank you so much collins at the White House I mean. It's pretty stunning. All of this is happening. You have Rudy Giuliani. Who's apparently still on this same mission? Which is at the very heart of the impeachment inquiry and these articles of impeachment and off to Ukrainy goes comes back I calls for? The president visits the White House on the day articles of impeachment or pass through the Judiciary Committee. What does that tell you Erin? Well it's a lot of Hubris. Look it says that they're trying to continue this mythology that there was nothing wrong wrong. There's nothing wrong with going. After Ukraine this whole thing about trying to make about going after corruption even though you know Paul manafort helped to elect a the president of the Ukrainian was one of the most corrupt. So what. They're going to just keep doing what they WANNA do. I think the President I've heard from sources that the people inside the White House think. Look we were able to survive the Mueller investigation. We're going to survive this no problem but it sounds like the president. I mean he wants to lean into into right these conspiracy theories about Ukraine. There are people around him who do not think that that is a smart or wise decision. But it doesn't doesn't matter what the people around him think because what we see repeatedly is that it's what the president directs and what he wants to have happened and he obviously has tasked asked Rudy. Giuliani who is his private agent to go out and collect information. That will assist him politically and they have moved moved members of Congress and the American public across a wine where now it's okay to solicit information from foreign entities as in foreign governments into our electoral process. And so they are. They have crossed that line now and now they are really desensitizing. Take the rest of the American public to think that that's okay and I think it's going to have profound consequences for future campaigns and future elections actions if the House and if the Senate doesn't open their eyes to the historical consequences of what's before them and then consequences the next year. They're not gonNA stop if they get away with this. Why do we all think oh the president was just talking when he said China should do something on the White House a lot? I don't put would it be on him to actually try to get China or certainly trying to start to do something to we have conference the presents going to stop it. It's deny comes and tells the president Russia's interfering in October of two thousand twenty we think the president say that's terrible. I'm GonNa Stop Rush. Doing it puts actors on. We're going to publicize it so I think this is really serious in terms of next year's election and talking even not just about next year's election but really foreign policy in the immediate future Asia. They're multiple White House sources. who were telling CNN? They're further limiting not only the people who are on the phone calls of the president with foreign leaders but even those who have access to the transcripts and it it makes you wonder if this all replayed again the folks who raised some concerns went to the NFC lawyers if they even would've been on this call to raise their hand and say this wasn't this was not all right. Well well and part of the reason why you have because I've talked to people who've been on these source of calls and the reason why you have all of these people on the call because it's supposed to be about these calls are about setting adding US policy and so the Reza when the president is on these calls he's supposed to be dictating policy. And the people on the call then go out to their to they're different agencies into the different people in the government who are supposed to carry it out and so when you have less people on the call you're not going to have those people who know what is the. US Policy See. What are we supposed to be doing towards Ukraine or whatever country and also it's also part of the the point of these calls the continuity of our relationship with those countries? I mean this is not about Donald. Trump calls are supposed to be about the United States in whichever country it is that we're speaking to negotiating with and of course he makes makes it all about himself and is. The House is preparing for a full vote on impeachment next week. We'll all the Democrats be on the same page. We're going to ask one congressman.
"house judiciary committee" Discussed on WTVN
"The house Judiciary Committee is voted articles of impeachment against the president the president says Democrats are staging a baseless which owns a bad people they're sick people and their corrupt a full house vote is expected on Wednesday a thirteen year old charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of a college freshman in New York City has been ordered held without bail the arresting officer testified that the juvenile was not the killer of Barnard College freshman Tessa majors but picked up the knife used in the crime and gave it to one of the other team securely sources now tell us all three people of interest in this case attend the same middle school and they're making fast progress in this investigation two knives now recovered although police are unclear which if any are the murder weapon ABC Stacy Sager state of emergency in New Orleans after a cyber attack prompted the city shut down its computers you're listening to ABC news more details tonight on the double shooting and turtle creek township north of Cincinnati earlier today police were called on a report of prowlers in the area an eighteen year old from Centerville Mason Trudy X. was shot and killed and another teen was injured the Warren County sheriff's office says neither victim lived at the home on Oregonian road where the shooting occurred governor Mike DeWine says he doesn't think Ohio is close to resuming the death penalty governor telling the Cincinnati Enquirer he's concerned about getting the drugs needed for lethal injection which is the only legal means of execution in the state Ohio is run out of the drugs many drug companies refused to sell their products if they are used in an execution Ohio's next lethal injection is set for Feb you were a family in bay village looking for answers after their child came home from daycare with injuries the parents of a baby allege toddler frustrated over a lack of information after their two and a half year old son came home with bruises on his neck and torso doctors say were consistent with being restrained the center security cameras weren't working at the time but a police report indicates employees had trouble putting down the boy for a nap that day your interests these these daycare centers to care for your child if you see anything or anything that normal they should be able to give an answer they need to have that accountability the family is seeking damages I may see Jepsen how big of a star is Garth Brooks will tickets for his concert at Paul Brown stadium in Cincinnati that's coming up next may they sold out in an hour and fifteen minutes earlier today it's going to be the largest crowd for a concert in the history of the city of Cincinnati even Brooks tweeting today that he's humbled and grateful and has never seen this kind of response Paul Brown stadium seats about seventy thousand people I'm Matt Rees radio six ten WTVN sports face young and Justin field there in the Big Apple for Saturday's Heisman Trophy ceremony the two black eyes along with Joe burrow in jail and hurts are the finalists for college football's top individual honor college football on Saturday number twenty three navy plays army at three the mid ship and look to end a rare three game slide in college hoops number three Ohio state is at Minnesota Sunday at six thirty and in the NHL the blue jackets rapper before.
"house judiciary committee" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"The house Judiciary Committee has approved two articles of impeachment against the president the full house is taking up the vote expected to next week house speaker Nancy Pelosi likely has enough votes but there are some Democrats who may break with their party for some moderate Democrats who hail from districts where president trump remains popular next week's impeachment vote is not cut and dry a vote in favor of impeaching the president could cost them in a reelection bid next year house speaker Nancy Pelosi says there will be no pressure put on Democrats in casting their vote she can afford to lose up to seventeen Democrats and still prevail there are six Democrats whose votes are being closely watched Jordan Phelps ABC news Capitol Hill president trump criticizing Democrats said accusing them of drumming up abuse of power and obstruction of Congress charges there was nothing done wrong to use the power of impeachment for this nonsense is an embarrassment to this country economists say it is too soon to tell what impact the president's announced phase on China trade deal will have Mason University economist Christine McDaniel says the amounts trade deal is short of details and really only does some of the damage the trade war the president began more than a year ago we still have these terrorists we still have not seen any major movement on China that addresses the original U. S. concerns concerns include China continuing to ignore US intellectual property rights Andy field ABC news Washington the centers for disease control and prevention out with their weekly numbers on the flu saying so far this season thirteen hundred people have died from the flu nationwide the CDC estimates so far this season there been at least two point six million flu illnesses and twenty three thousand hospitalizations federal health workers urging people to still get their flu shots you're listening to ABC news Arizona is a news station Katie a our on air ninety two three FM online A. T. T. A. R. dot com and streaming live on the Katy a our news app your breaking news and traffic it is two oh two good afternoon I'm Becky Lynn here's our top story president trump's impeachment the house Judiciary Committee today approved two articles of impeachment against president trump the committee voted along party lines to send charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress to the full house for a vote Arizona Republican congresswoman Debbie Lesko voted against impeachment and says it's a bad move this is really a travesty for America and it's really tearing America apart the full house is expected to vote next week Katie our eyes on education we now know which schools will be getting extra funding for school resource officers counselors and social workers all in favor say aye the Arizona state board of education voted today to approve the latest round of school safety grant recipients we had over nine hundred schools apply for positions Kelly coal slick with the Arizona department of education says the only had funding to approve three hundred eighty one of these requests she says the application process has shown that there is a fundamental need across the state the board also approving governor Doug Ducey is request that a school resource officer be provided to Wilson elementary school which is in a Phoenix neighborhood with high crime rates result as a team KTA our news a year after former police officer Tembe already was seen on surveillance video slapping a hand cuffed suspect at a Walmart the Phoenix civil service board appealed the decision to bring him back into the Phoenix police department our TV partners at ABC fifteen report that the city previously completed an internal investigation but took no action against BRT councilmember Kurt Kurt magnum this would have gone unnoticed I'm done unless the state became available because it doesn't look like the city had any concerns whatsoever they voted unanimously to up hold his termination gunfire in the loop three oh three near good year yesterday afternoon a man driving a Camaro was shot in the leg by someone in a white Ford F. one fifty with the roof rack it looks like a work truck DPS and police are still trying to find it the man who shot should be okay but the loop three oh three was closed.
"house judiciary committee" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Head down the backstretch under is finally Friday distance Antonio's first news well the house Judiciary Committee will vote today on the articles of impeachment against president trump after their marathon fourteen hour session last night they planned to return this morning and we will keep you updated all morning long with special reports on what the status is right of what's happening with the vote but before we get to all the fun stuff we got going on here it is it is Friday the thirteenth but it is also the holiday season so let's focus on something positive how about some great things that happened on Friday the thirteenth okay for instance the first heavy metal album was released Black Sabbath first album came out Friday February thirteenth nineteen seventy which many consider the official birth of heavy metal it reached number twenty three on the Billboard two hundred and Rolling Stone magazine considers it one of the best debut albums of all time and I tend to agree with Rolling Stone magazine it is a fantastic album we got to play Super Mario brothers for the first time video game Super Mario brothers released in Japan on Friday September thirteenth nineteen eighty five it made its way to the America's shortly after that I know chair you are big fan yeah I'd go to the U. center at Randolph Air Force base just to get in line and sign up on the sheet to play and children back then it was only a quarter remember that a bunch of birthdays happened on Friday the thirteenth for instance the Olsen twins born on Friday the thirteenth Julia Louis Dreyfus born on Friday the thirteenth studio Sammy born on Friday thirteenth Christopher Plummer Friday the thirteenth rocker born on Friday the thirteenth and no Alfred Hitchcock was not born on Friday the thirteenth a lot of people that rumors been around for ever he was born on August thirteenth eighteen ninety nine which was a Sunday so it was the thirteenth it just was not a Friday and the most important thing is the last day before the weekend and all Fridays are special it's the last working day of the week so whether it's the thirteenth fourteenth whatever it is Friday something to celebrate all right we've been playing this game all morning long on what is your bowl game name is similar to the porn name member the porn name your favorite dog in the street you grew up on so I would be ruthless west line you would be harvest rusty Hussey harvest which I'm sorry that sounds like a real porn names and so we went and here's how it works the last restaurant you went to the last item you purchased followed by the word ball so we got some good ones recapping for you real quick here Beller mito the water burger socks ball I like telling like it I will go to that one rand the fifty fourth street hoodie bowl which I think has their start something that's a Broadway Jeff to Mister Gatti's printer ink ball that's expensive ones pan the chatters Lotto ticket ball Eric had the longhorn cafe trailer ball which we like that one a lot want to tell get going yeah he had a really good one the free tell basketball ball I could see that like is it have tended to boil a charity basketball there you go I like it Megan was the Chiles slippers bowl I am the last Laguna's does excuse ball which it look let's just face it that's all that's got fun written all over yeah party time yeah Michael telco was such a poll a bagel ball we had Jamie Martin I like hers allied to the ill Mirasol scooter bowl I'll tell you what that she's fat that I like it there we had ed who emailed it in March it W. O. A. I. dot com outback coffee bowl now the last two that I'm gonna give you might be my favorite ones here then wait for these all morning long way Kenneth the last poll opposite vodka bowl okay and then another one here Mike the water burger with people who has a nice ring to it I can get behind that went by that time all rights are coming up your weekend here warm before we get your son had any morning minute and it's a good one plus science.
"house judiciary committee" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Debate. I think that's actually pretty good word for it. You had Democrats trying to elevate the conversation here a little little bit. Make this about the constitution historical moment something. They didn't want to do but felt they had to. There are a lot of biographical speeches from some of these members. He's trying to describe how they got to this point where they're ready to impeach a sitting president and the Republican strategy was interesting to assign from a couple of members. What you heard by enlarge large was not a debate about this specific facts in Ukraine case but rather than trying to make a case that this was inevitable the minute the Democrats regained control of the House after the two thousand eighteen midterms that Democrats? They said we're trying to keep a promise to their base. Made starting back in late twenty. Sixteen that they would impeach this as president but this was not a lot of the procedural hijinks. This was not as nasty as what we will probably see tomorrow when they resume the markup and get into this four this process of exchanging amendments on a set of documents that let's be clear will not be amended. They will come out of this committee the same way they went in But we're GONNA see a whole lot of I think much more bitter fighting about the wording of these documents Republican efforts to to to change them before the die is cast and the votes are taken taking tomorrow afternoon sometime. That's one point. I wanted to make for any of the kids majoring in government. Who might be watching tonight? I'm not proud of the fact that I have been to markups before and I remember them as marking up documents submitting wording having it accepted or rejected tonight was was kind of preambles. So you're saying tomorrow. Are we actually get down to wording and maybe amending the nine pages that we've seen so far. Yeah that's the idea. Because this is such a momentous Sir resolution really only about nine pages but so important. They stretch this process out over two days. They justed member opening statements tonight. The real. You'll work happens tomorrow with the mark but again this is not a you know a spending bill or an authorization bill that you'll have tons of small amendments that might get accepted opted or changed or language tweaked. This is something that was painstakingly put together by committee chair people and by the Democratic leadership by the speaker and sort of locked Kim before it ever made its way back to the Judiciary Committee the amendments that will be offered we'll becoming from Republicans. Some of them might be Germane to impeachment. Some of them might not not have anything to do with impeachment all on purely designed to slow down the process tomorrow. Democrats want their document to get through. They've got the votes it will but this there's one last opportunity for Republicans to gum up the works here a little bit and when you're in the minority In the house. That's really all you can do is slow something like this down and Garrett as we mentioned tomorrow night a lot of them are heading out to Andrews to get on government planes to fly to Europe to mark the seventy fifth anniversary of the battle of the bulge for any of our viewers wondering why the calendar has been compressed into a Thursday markup session Garrett Hake get some rest thanks very much for hanging out with us so late at night after the long day you've had Garrett Hey covering Capitol Hill for us another break.
"house judiciary committee" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Assumes that the president is going to one sort of as many people as possible not just defending him but people like Alan Dershowitz who have done so publicly who've done so on television who have done so on Fox News and has made a forceful case not just on the legal merits but in the court of public opinion. which in some ways is where the president and his team believes? This is being fought. That's where they thought. The Muller fight was being fought they were correct in that. And they want someone who who is fiery and I. I think that's why you're hearing Mr Dershowitz. His name floated right now. Meco Yang among the defenses mounted tonight that you heard from the Republicans is. Do you hear anything. That is convertible to their argument that they're going to have to post in the Senate and Coralie anything if if you assigned yourself the floor manager for defending trump. How would you go? Well we didn't hear any any substantive defenses of the president and what the Republicans were arguing this evening. What they were basically Arguing was that the process has been unfair now. The whole point of a fair process is to to allow both sides to present their case but we have not heard substantive defense of what the president has done other than he did it. Get over it So they really have very little that they can argue here. I actually think that defending the president in this process is going to be a very difficult task and what it comes down two was just straight partisan loyalty for these Republican Senators Phil Rucker. There's no Jan toll or dignified way to ask this to the White House feel that they have have Republicans in the Senate willing to be as nakedly aggressive and sometimes fact neutral as some of the Republicans is on the House have proven to be the answer. Brian is a little bit complicated The vote in the Senate seems pretty much preordained at this point. It appears appear that all the Republican senators are likely to vote to acquit President trump his removal from office does not appear to be in the offing and the White House is very confident about that assessment. But what you're hearing from. President trump is that he wants there to be a big trial a big show of force in defending him. He's He's thinking much more about the public relations aspect of this. How will it frame the reelection campaign ahead through November and he wants to take advantage of the Senate trial L. on home turf so to speak because it's controlled by Republicans to put up a show to drag hunter Biden in as a witness to drag Adam Schiff in as a witness witness to have fiery defenses of the president's conduct and what you're hearing from Senate leaders you heard it there from Senator Graham Senator Thune the number two Republican told our colleagues in the post today There's much less of an appetite for that among the senators. They WANNA get this. Vote taken care of quickly Turn the page and move on and so that's where the tension relies or resides right now within the Republican coalition. Ashley Parker. You were in Hershey. PA last night Just as a television viewer. There was anger in that arena at the trump rallies. Talk about how and how often the President Inc operated impeachment into his remarks. Impeachment was the through line of his remarks last night. You could sense that anger on television. You said and you could really feel that. They're being there in the arena. In Hershey Pennsylvania in the president would move on to sort of touting positive aspects of his presidency of the the economy but he would always return to impeachment. And you could just tell this was something is sort of the emotional. Dichotomy of the president on this issue is on display there because it was something that infuriates him. It angers him. It's something he can't help but talk about. He views it as undermining the legitimacy of his presidency so part of his impeachment. riff was trying undermine impeachment. Saying it's impeachment light and they're trying to impeach him for doing nothing wrong but at the same time you also saw him trying to make it into a political issue acknowledging gene that he believes the silver lining of impeachment was forced Democrats to strike a deal with him on the US trade issue and saying to his voters using it to rally them. And saying this is the Democrats trying to subvert. Your will trying to undo twenty sixteen and foil you again in twenty twenty and so it's both it's a rallying cry cry and it's something that is so deeply upsetting to him. He can't help but talk about it. In a moat became if the White House had a change of heart and delivered averred to the hill. Reams of paper tomorrow and said you've got us. Here's all the documents we could find. This should respond to everything. You've subpoenaed. Would they get out from under an obstruction of Congress article and are they willing to take that article as opposed to doing in just that. I think that they would rather take the article that actually produce. The documents is not just the documents there are also ten. Witnesses who have refused is to appear in defiance of a subpoena which no other president has done before we all remember in the Clinton administration even the presence personal assistant. Betty Currie came to testify survive. The people really close with intimate knowledge of the President and past impeachments have come to testify about what has been happening there. Trump hasn't allowed any of that and I think he's concerned about the story that they would tell otherwise. This whole argument the Republicans are making about. How Democrats should sue to enforce subpoenas? They never once asked ask the president. Just let them come forward and talk. It's very simple to solve and they're unwilling to do it. They'd rather have the article of obstruction. Fill you and your colleague. Dan unbolt at the Post. Did a kind of canvassing of elected officials Talking about the kind of era of disinformation. We find ourselves in. What were your findings? Brian a couple of things the the last couple of days and especially earlier this week in a single single day It really spotlighted. The extent to which distance formation and distrust is defining our political system and and really halting the levers of government. Here here we saw that with the way the president and his allies have responded to the Inspector General's report Out of the Justice Department and among those allies by the way is the the attorney. General himself Bill Bar using that report Spreading some false information and attacking the FBI but we saw more broadly that this impeachment proceeding has served to even further divide and inflame the tensions in the country. There's a lot of concern among the former governors from in both parties that we spoke to who are in their outposts their states all across the country that this is a real inflection point in our country's history that we're not gonNA find any any resolution until November of twenty twenty and the election when voters have essay and that the divide could continue well beyond that depending on the outcome and depending First first and foremost on. How president trump handles Ashley you get the last word? I need you to talk about a story you covered and wrote about tonight the executive order order from the president that defines Jewishness ask an ethnic group not only a religion. It was instantly instantly controversial. Why is that well? It's complicated because the president his allies say and Jared Kushner has an op. Ed about about this that it is basically making it easier to prevent antisemitic behavior because there are protections given to a nationality that religious groups oops. Don't get it is just simply problematic to to classify Jews that way for starters and then there was also some controversy Over that it was squashing. Free speech and that this will be used to limit free speech on college. Campuses which is where a lot of this activism is taking place. Ace never an easy or uncomplicated story at the White House. Thank you very much to all three of you Phil Rucker to Ashley Parker to Meco Jianghua greatly appreciated and coming up for US tonight.
"house judiciary committee" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"The smoking gun reloaded and then really. Are we going to stop him. Our Republican colleagues. Going to say that there is anything. Wrong An unconstitutional about asking a foreign power to engage in our democracy and take power away from we the people which his really where the president derives his power from we. The people has Chairman Nadler Given you members of the committee. Any idea who will be selected. You'd be a managers house managers who go to the Senate floor to present the case against Donald Trump in the senate trial no. We really haven't talked about that at all. We are really focused on doing the work in front of us. That is going to be speaker Pelosi's decision but we have big work work to do here as we finish up tomorrow I think the Republicans were you know. Did Not Enter rupp very much. They didn't they didn't try to Bring down the precedings tonight but I think tomorrow we may see something different. We may see them once again. Trying to object trying to disrupt and really taking taking us away from this really crucial question of our Constitution and cars. When I know you have to be back out on at nine? Am tomorrow morning there and the committee so we thank you very very much. ACTRE- join us. I really appreciate it. Thank you lawrence great to be with you but is tonight's last words. Hey It's Chris Hayes. Sometimes it's good to just take a step back from the day-to-day onslaught of news and take our broader. Look at the issues. That's what I'm doing each week. My podcast why is this happening exploring topics ranging from school segregation to climate a change. Well the way that I think of it is. Climate Change will be to the twentieth century. What Madeira not was the nineteenth century? It'll be the central subject of questions about economic justice. Everything um you care about in the world will be affected by climate and digging deep with guests uniquely qualified to analyze issues from mass incarceration to race relations as you know for the first time in our history at the national level whites are on the verge of losing their majority status in twenty years. And I think it's no coincidence that our politics are getting more tribal. Join me for. Why is this happening? New episodes every Tuesday. Wherever you get your podcasts?.
"house judiciary committee" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Trump directed Rudy Giuliani to smear his political rival. Donald Trump fired an anti corruption ambassador. You're who stood in his way. Donald Trump withheld three hundred ninety one million dollars in aid that was essential to Ukraine and Donald. Donald trump withheld a White House. Meeting and less Ukraine's president would do him a favor in this scheme. Donald Trump was not an incidental player. He was the central player and anything we don't know about what Donald Trump did is because donald trump continues to this moment to block us from knowing Donald Trump used his office to abuse his power to re elected himself. Barb mcquaid what did you make of that summary of the case against Donald Trump. I thought congressman swallow did an excellent job of summarizing the case. They're just did in the questioning in yesterday's it's hearing where he asked the Council for the Democrats in a similar way. He asked a series of questions all of which elicited the same same answer. You know who was it. who hired Rudy Giuliani to smear Joe Biden president trump? Who Was it who withheld the president trump? Who has it who withheld the White House meeting eating president trump and so focusing that this was not a rogue Rudy Giuliani? This was not underlings at the State Department. This was president trump utilizing. His is office to put his own personal political interests ahead of the interests of the country. And I think when you frame it that way it really makes the question of impeachment a very compelling telling one Lisa graves we heard a vast array of irrelevant things thrown into the mix by Republicans. Tonight my favorite included D- dragging in Robert Deniro and Kathy Griffin and complaining about how the President of the United States has suffered so much watch including negative things said about him by Robert Deniro and Kathy Griffin. It's harder that that to me is the best description of the emptiness of the defense case that we were hearing tonight. I think that's right in one of the things that really struck me is just how little Republicans have to say. They were subdued tonight but they lied and they continue obviously for this president and the idea that this president is so thin skinned that they're lament is over him being insulted when he the insult. So many people on a regular basis is astonishing to me but also in in that way think denigrates the importance of this matter. This is about our democracy about our or constitution and those Democratic senators in that committee or Party. Democratic Representative Committee spoke so eloquently about the evidence the only evidence we have before us is compelling testimony under oath showing time and again all the support for this. NPR these impeachment a piece. Because it's clear there's evidence substantial substantial evidence to impeach the president and the president has mounted no defense and his allies have basically just continued to skate and try to misdirect the American people and Iran claimed. It didn't seem like with your experience in the way. These hearings are organized. It did seem like there was an organizing principle in the Republicans approach tonight because totally and I really mean mostly just the volume part of it and the lack of emotion in it was unusual for them. They quieted down They kind of rushed through their statements. They they weren't leaning very hard on any particular part of this Jim Jordan was not not a memorable entry. Even in this discussion tonight. And that seems like a coordinated decision of some. Yeah I think from their perspective. They're trying to make AAC what happened over on the Senate side Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the. I report the news of the day but I think Lawrence that's going to be a very very failed effort. I mean we've only had a president get to this stage of the impeachment process four times in the two hundred and thirty your history of this country and nothing that happened today. The Senate Judiciary Committee is is going to change the historic nature. What's happening in the house? Tonight change the historic significance of the houses action move towards impeachment and certainly none of in any way shape or form relevant to the conduct houses looking at today so I think they've got a very tactical approach here for a very historic moment. And I think they've missed the mark once again very badly. Jill do expect the Republicans to continue with this particular with this strategic approach of just. Let's let's do this kind of in a muted and quiet way and rush through it as much as we can. I don't see what choice they have. They don't have any exculpatory evidence. If they did they would have presented long ago. So if you can't argue the facts and I wrote an op Ed in Doc Tober with sixteen of my Watergate colleagues and we basically predicted where we are. We said the Congress shouldn't wait that there is a prime facial case that that means there's a case in plain sight for all to see and that was long before we had the hearings with live witnesses testifying to what Donald Trump himself had done putting it right in his hands. It's just like the June twenty third smoking gun tape. Jill one banks Barbara mcquade. Lisa is a great for unclaimed. Thank you all for starting off tonight. And when we come back today congressman. Jim Jordan was invited to attend a luncheon in the Senate with all of the Republican senators presumably to discuss the defensive Donald Trump in the Senate impeachment trial congressman. Jim himes joins US next to explain what Jim Jordan doesn't and seem to know about the evidence against.
"house judiciary committee" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"All during this breaking news night. We can't tell you right now for sure exactly who will be joining us in this hour because as the House Judiciary Committee continues its work session tonight on the articles articles of impeachment. Some of the members of that committee might be able to join us this hour. If they get their work done we definitely will be joined by a member of the Senate Senate Judiciary Committee who asked some of the most important questions in today's hearing with the Justice Department. Inspector General Senator Amy Klobuchar kept the focus on the big picture in that hearing hearing today and she will probably be taking a new oath in January. It is the oath. The Senate Administers Two senators when they act as jurors And an impeachment. Trial the house judiciary. Committee's articles of impeachment being debated tonight are based on the investigative work of the House Intelligence Committee and Carson. Jim Hines as a member of the House Intelligence Committee. He is one of the people who will definitely be joining US tonight. The House Judiciary Committee is now working toward voting on articles of impeachment. Tomorrow The Standard Procedure the Judiciary Committee and most committees is from the chairman and ranking minority member to make opening statements only but tonight for for this momentous hearing chairman allowed each member of the committee Democrat and Republican to make opening statements. After Chairman Nadler began the historic session with these words. Today we begin consideration of two articles of impeachment against President Donald J trump. The I started charges that the president used the powers of his public office to demand that a foreign government attack his political rivals the second second article charges that the president obstructed the congressional investigation into his conduct. Other presidents have resisted congressional oversight but President. Trump's stonewall was complete absolute and without precedent in American history taken together the two articles charge charge president trump with placing his private political interests above our national security above are free and fair elections and above above our ability to hold public officials accountable. Most of the Republicans did not did not mention any of the evidence referenced in the articles of impeachment impeachment But we will. Now go to the hearing as congressman. Joe Negotiates makes his opening remarks listening and watching who may disagree agree with the steps. This committee is taking. I hope that you will understand that. We are proceeding on this path..
"house judiciary committee" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"The house Judiciary Committee released a report Saturday in which it argued that a president may be impeached for illegitimate motives even if his actions are legally permissible that was the sap up today they are going after trump for what he may have wanted to do they're going after trump for what may have been in his mind even if what he was doing was legally permissible he wanted to engage in some kind of illegality your trip this is the basis on which they are proceeding now we can go through a point by point rebuttal of every point they're making with all that does is accept the premise of their points and I don't think any of this is legitimate if you want my version of this what's illegitimate about all this is the Democrats and these hearings and this entire process that's what's illegitimate the twenty sixteen election was totally legitimate it was totally fair the Democrats can't get over it the twenty twenty election is going to be totally legitimate and totally fair other might be some fraud the as there always is a local precincts vote counting dead people voting that kind of stuff but that's not the Russians that's local election officials doing that that's always happens in our elections but the Russians no foreign power can come in and change the outcome of the presidential election they can't reject nobody can actually effectively rig an election now you can go in and you can let dead people vote then you can try to get illegal aliens the phone and all that but fox that's that's just as much a part of American elections as legal voting is and it's not gonna don't misunderstand me there's nothing new about that and there certainly is not Russian meddling as part of it our election in twenty sixteen there's not a single person that can a land just single weld was change my Bircher what Russia did there's no evidence nor is there an allegation that a single vote was change much less election outcome because of what the Russians did and no less than Robert Muller himself said that in his indictment of the Russian troll farms during the era of his bogus investigation and forthcoming bogus report so the Democrat party it's as though they know they're gonna lose they have no way of beating trump so the only hope they have is to make trumpet legitimate so that he can't enact an agenda and even with that trump's agenda is being enacted and we've got an economy roaring like most Americans have never experienced in their lifetimes we have unemployment at a fifty year record low African American Hispanic minority unemployment dental record low wages every economic indicator is on the rise at almost unprecedented levels people are living it and I know what it's like a kid but public sentiment on the economy public confidence is also right near record highs this is what the Democrats are up against the all they can do their work we're we're we're re living the eighties in the sense that we we we had the same kind of implementation of conservative supply side economic theory policy and it is working like at and all the Democrats can do is try to delegitimize anything and everything associated with it including trump but this really is no more complicated than they just hate it and they can't get over the fact that he won and they can't get over the fact that they still can't get rid of him and they can't get over the fact that the media can't get rid of me can't get over the fact that the deep state experts best and brightest have been able to get rid can't bill Taylor didn't get rid of it lieutenant colonel Vernon oh say can you see that get rid of your vantage one able to get rid of him Fiona hill whenever you're feeling whatever name is there at their wit's end anyway I guess it takes being outside Washington outside this process to be able to see this it is my take on this I have yet to hear anywhere on TV will be back in just seconds don't call.
"house judiciary committee" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Morning let us begin. where founders unders began in seventeen seventy six when in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another with those words? Our founders courageously began our declaration of independence pendants from an oppressive monarch for among other grievances. The King's refusal to follow rightfully passed laws. In the of course of today's events it becomes necessary for us to address among other grievances the president's failure to faithfully execute the law our democracy is what is at stake. The president leads us no choice but to act because he is trying to corrupt once again the election for his own benefit. The president has engaged in abusive power undermining our national security and jeopardizing the integrity of our elections. His actions are in defiance of the vision of our founders and the oath of office that he takes to preserve protect and defend the constitution toossion of the United States sadly but with confidence and humility with allegiance to our founders and her heart full of love for America today. I am asking our chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment. I commend our committee chairs in our members verse or their Sombor Approach to actions which are wish the president had not made necessary and signing the declaration of Independence Our founders invoked a firm reliance on divine Providence Democrats to our prayerful and we will proceed lead in a manner worthy of oath of office to support in defend the constitution of the United States from all enemies foreign fine and domestic. So help us. God thank you and with that Nancy. Pelosi guaranteed that Donald Trump will be the third president of the United States impeached by the House of Representatives. The House Judiciary Committee will right and vote on on articles of impeachment. Those articles of impeachment will pass in the committee and then be voted on by the full House of Representatives and some or all of the articles of impeachment and will pass the House of Representatives and j trump will take his place in history as an impeached present. We don't yet know the exact timetable title for all of that. But it could happen before Christmas. The House Judiciary Committee has its next impeachment. Hearing scheduled for Monday when they will consider the evidence in the House Intelligence Committee's He's written report of its impeachment investigation of the president's solicitation of help in his reelection campaign from the president of Ukraine by asking the president of Ukraine to investigate Joe by after making her historic announcement. This morning speaker of the house went about her regular duties including conducting later or her regularly scheduled press conference about House of Representatives Business in which she discussed the two hundred seventy five bills that she has passed through the House of Representatives with bipartisan votes. That are all now on Mitch. McConnell desk in the United States Senate where he is ignoring norring them and refusing to allow them to come to a vote and then when the speaker was leaving that press conference a reporter decided to shout out out a question. The reporter James Rosen. Who spent almost as much time working at Fox News as disgraced sexual Predator Bill O'Reilly and who left Fox News? According to The New York Times quote after the network began scrutinizing sexual misconduct allegations. Against Him James Rosen now works for a much less prominent right wing so called news organization and he asked Nancy Pelosi the kind of question that would have made his former Fox boss sexual predator. Roger ailes very very proud President uh-huh anybody could donate any not world positive representing college. Yesterday suggested that the Democrats are doing. Don't I don't want to do. It said why.
"house judiciary committee" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"We of this congress, and this administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves, no, personal insignificance note, personal significance are insignificance can spare one or another of us the fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation one hundred twelve years later, a member of Abraham Lincoln's party realized that the time. Head come when he could not escape history. He was Larry HOGAN, congressman Larry HOGAN, Republican congressman was a member of the House Judiciary committee who was considering articles of impeachment against Republican president Richard Nixon congressman HOGAN was the only Republican on the committee who voted in favor of all three articles of impeachment. Most of the Republicans on the committee voted against all of the articles of impeachment. When Larry HOGAN announced how he was going to vote. It was one of the most dramatic moments that the country witnessed in the Nixon impeachment hearings. Larry HOGAN began by quoting ABRAHAM LINCOLN saying we cannot escape history. And then he said this. Today. We're again faced with the national trial. The American people or trouble than divide it again. And my colleagues on this committee know, full well that we cannot escape history. The decision. We must jointly make itself be tested and tried by our fellow citizens and by history itself history itself. That's what was at stake for Republican Larry HOGAN in his votes in favor of the impeachment of a Republican president. Then as now there were seventeen Republicans on the House Judiciary committee, and once again, the House Judiciary committee cannot escape history. Larry HOGAN took fifteen minutes of the committee's time to explain his decision going through the points of evidence, and how hard it was for him to vote against a president who he enthusiastically supported in three presidential campaigns. Richard Nixon's failed nineteen sixty campaign against John F Kennedy, and then Nixon successful nineteen sixty eight campaign, and then his hugely successful nineteen seventy-two reelection campaign in which president Richard Nixon one forty nine states a Republican voting to undo that forty nine stay. Eight mandate for Richard Nixon wasn't an easy thing to do. But in his decision Larry HOGAN left a lesson for today's congressional Republicans. Now, I have to squeeze in one more commercial break here. So that I will have enough time on the other side of the break to show, you everything that I want you to hear that carbon. Larry HOGAN said to the judiciary committee on that historic day, which the members of his of both parties of the judiciary committee today should be remembering and acting on from her right back. Republican congressman Laurence j HOGAN of Maryland. The father of the current governor of Maryland, Larry HOGAN, junior was the only Republican on the House Judiciary committee to vote for all three articles of impeachment against president Richard Nixon in nineteen seventy four in the dramatic moment. When Carson HOGAN announced his vote to the committee and a national TV audience. He talked about the feelings that he had to put aside when he was considering his vote including personal affection for Richard Nixon and party loyalty. I'm a Republican. Party loyalty and personal affection precedents of the past much fall. I think before the arbiter of men's action the law itself. No, man, not even the president of the United States is above the law. It isn't easy for me to align myself against the president to whom I gave my enthusiastic support. In three presidential campaigns. On whose side, I've stood in many allegedly battle. Who's accomplishments and foreign and domestic affairs. I've consistently applauded. But it's impossible for me to condone or ignored. Long train of abuses to which he is subjected the presidency and the people of this country. The constitution and my own of office demand. I bear true, faith and allegiance to the principles of law and Justice upon which this nation was founded, and I cannot in good conscience turn away from the evidence of evil, but is to me so clear and compelling Larry HOGAN who died in the first year of the Trump presidency at age, eighty eight wasn't accomplished attorney and a former FBI agent. He was outraged at the way the president dealt with the FBI. And the FBI is conducting an investigation. So he says publicly I want to cooperate with the investigation and the prosecution, but privately all his words..
"house judiciary committee" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Shorts. January thirty first two thousand nineteen today. An article that we ran this morning on l'affaire entitled what an old Watergate document can teach the House Judiciary committee by me. The chairman of the house committee on the judiciary faced a vexing problem pressure for impeachment was building. But while lots of evidence against the president was public key pieces of it were not they were rather in the hands of a special prosecutor who didn't work for congress. The prosecutor's job was to prosecute crimes not to evaluate the president's fitness for office that ladder job lay with the chairman and his committee who didn't have access to the prosecutor's evidence. So the House Judiciary committee chairman wrote a letter requesting that the evidence be turned over, quote, the house and the judiciary committee are under control. Rolling constitutional obligation and commitment to act expeditiously in carrying out. Their solemn constitutional duty wrote chairman Peter Regino in a letter dated March eighth nineteen seventy four to John, Sarah. The chief judge of the US district court for the district of Columbia. It was Redeina said the quote committee's view that in constitutional terms. It would be unthinkable if this material were kept from the house of representatives in the course of the discharge of its most awesome, constitutional responsibility, unquote. I have a suggestion for Jerry Nadler, the current occupant of regina's old office he should consider taking a page from his predecessors book and formally requesting a referral of possible impeachment material. Not ler. Circumstances are admittedly a bit different from regina's, but the similarities are striking to and regina's course, suggests a way forward for Nadler that is worth serious consideration it boils down to this if Nadler and his committee want the evidence in the hands of special counsel, Robert Muller that is relevant to their performance of their own constitutional function. They should start by formally asking Muller to refer it to them. I ran across regina's letter in a passing reference in my recent research on the Watergate roadmap. The grand jury report that Watergate special prosecutor Leon Jawara ski referred to the House Judiciary committee in nineteen seventy four specifically Ceric mentioned the letter in his opinion approving the transmission of war skis impeachment referral quote. The House Judiciary committee through its chairman has made a formal request for delivery of the report materials the opinion says a footnote in support of this point footnote number four sites the Rudeina letter specifically along with a hearing transcript the national archive has made both of these documents public and we posted them on law. Fair this morning. Let's acknowledge up front the differences between regina's circumstances and Nadler's regina's committee already had an open impeachment inquiry authorized by nearly unanimous four hundred. Ten to four vote in the house of representatives Nadler's committee by contrast has no open impeachment inquiry. Indeed democratic leaders insist they have no plans to impeach President Trump and are waiting on the evidence from Muller before making any decisions about how to proceed as Nadler himself recently. Put it, quote, we have to see what the Muller report says, unquote. He added we have to get the facts, we will see where the facts lead maybe that will lead to impeachment. Maybe it won't it is much too early unquote. Perhaps more importantly Jawara ski. Unlike Muller was ready to provide material to the house, the Watergate grand jury had specifically prepared the report for purposes of transmitting it to the House Judiciary committee in support of the impeachment inquiry by contrast Muller is keeping things. Very quiet. He presumably doesn't want congressional activity to interfere with his investigation. And he's evidently, not look. To jump start congressional investigations that will want to talk to his witnesses. Indeed, it's not even clear if Muller believes he has information that he would want the House Judiciary committee to examine pursuant to its obligations under the impeachment clauses. So if I sit in short to say that at the present time, neither the supply side, nor the demand side of this equation is as mature as it was in nineteen seventy four. And yet as I say the similarities between the situations strike me as alternately more substantial than the differences for one thing. The structural arrangement is very similar once again, the judiciary committee has the impeachment thority, but not the evidence while the prosecutor has the evidence, but not the authority to think beyond the narrowly criminal in critical respects, the current interational of this problem is actually worse than it was in Watergate back then after all the Senate Watergate committee had done its own extensive investigations key witnesses had testified publicly and the broad parameters of the story were thus known..