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Geoffrey Berman, U.S. attorney fired by Trump, twice refused to resign
"US attorney leading investigations into President Trump's ally says Attorney General William Barr pressured him to resign. Geoffrey Berman, the former federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York Is testifying behind closed doors before the House Judiciary Committee. Berman says he told bar he was not interested in leaving his position. The committee is probing whether the Justice Department has become politicized.
Ousted U.S. attorney details push by Barr to resign post or be fired
"Attorney leading investigations into President Trump's allies has told the House Judiciary Committee that Attorney General William Barr pressured him to resign. Jeffrey Berman, the former federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, is providing the panel in a closed door interview with a detailed account of extraordinary standoffs of his June departure, according to his opening statement obtained by the AP. He said bar repeatedly urged him to take on another position. At the Justice Department. On the
Democrats wrestle with how hard to go after Trump's scandals
"A little more than four months until the election and the scandals that Democrats after they impeach President Donald Trump have mostly tried to look away from there now piling up and they do feel like they have to do something. I mean, it's just kind of an onslaught of scandals coming out of the trump administration right now so I think they want to be careful and how they go about this. They do want to investigate what's going on. They do want to call attention to it, but they're certainly not going to try to impeach the president again or try to impeach the Attorney General, although some members have called for that. Instead what we're going to see, is the hold hearings and for instance general. William Bar is going to come testify before the House Judiciary Committee at the end of next month. That's going to be a really big deal. You know I think for them. It's a fine line between. How do we call attention to this and also not step on our own electoral message, which is here's what we're doing for voters. Here's why you should bring us back. We're not just the party of investigating trump. We do actually want to get things done for you. Yeah I, want to jump into that in a second, but for those of us who have been living under rocks. Can you just quickly numerate some of the many many things that have? House Democrats up in arms that they they want to look into well. It's kind of an endless list, but. For instance the firing of the Manhattan prosecutor Jeffrey Berman over the weekend. He. The Attorney General issued a statement on Friday night, saying he was stepping down, and then Berman issued his own statements that what I'm not stepping down and then so bar had to actually fire him right, and that was this whole controversy this weekend, so the reason that people are speculating that bar got rid of. Berman was because his office in Manhattan has. Investigated a lot of trump related scandals everything from trump's former fixer. Michael Cohen Hush payments to. Porn stars, and then Rudy Giuliani the trump inaugural committee I mean you know a lot of links to the trump world, so that's one thing that they're definitely gonNA look into and it's. It's not too long ago. That an attorney general resigned over over questions of improper political influence over the hiring and firing of US attorneys select. That's that's a big deal. That's a big deal and that's one. I mean. Bar Is. There's a whole list of things with bill bar that I think I don't even know if they'll have time. They're hearing next month to get into everything. Because bar has really politicized the Department of Justice in a way that we haven't seen in some time and has taken steps. Many of his critics say to try to insulate trump from numerous scandals when they say that DOJ should be an independent body right so. That's one and then there's John Bolton's book which there's a whole string of allegations everything from the Ukraine scandal, which Democrats did impeach trump over to claims that trump requested China. Help Him in the twenty twenty election to other claims that he offered to help quote fix a problem The Turkish president was linked to a bank that was being investigated by the Manhattan Office that we were just talking about so there's a whole list of allegations in Bolton's book. They WanNa look into, and then you know the house. Judiciary Committee on. Wednesday had. Some whistle blowers from DOJ testifying about the DOJ's decision to You know to drop the charges against Michael Flynn. But also but also Roger Stone Oh my God. Oh Right? Yeah, no, there's so much! It's hard to keep track of anyways. There were two whistleblowers that testified before the house. Judiciary Committee on Wednesday about the DOJ decision to drop charges against Michael Flynn and other accusations that the Department of Justice recommended certain sentencing guidelines, which many considered were very light against. Against Roger Stone because of how close he west of the president, and that he was treated differently than other defendants, because of his relation to the president, so these are all things that the House majority is going to look into in the next several months in the run-up to the election, but are we going to see bill bar impeached or anything like? Like that. No, it's GonNa be more about hearings and television clips and things like
Appeals court orders judge to dismiss Michael Flynn case
"Divided Federal Appeals Court on. Wednesday ordered the dismissal of the criminal case against Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn turning back efforts by a judge to scrutinize the Justice Department's extraordinarily decision to drop the prosecution. The US Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said in a two one ruling that the Justice Department's move to abandon the case against. Flynn's settles the matter, even though Flynn pleaded guilty as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation to lying to the FBI. The ruling a significant win for both Flynn, and the Justice Department appears to cut short. What could have been a protracted legal fight over the basis for the government's dismissal of the case? It came as Democrats questioned whether the Justice Department has become too politicized and attorney general, William Bar, too quick to side with the president. The. House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on. Wednesday Senate on another unusual move by Baugh to overrule his own prosecutors An-. Ask for less prison time for another trump associates roger stone US District Judge Emmet Sullivan had declined to immediately dismissed the case seeking instead to evaluate on his own the department's request, he appointed a retired federal judge to argue against the Justice Department's position and to consider whether Flynn could be held in criminal contempt for perjury, he says. I July sixteen hearing to formerly here the request to dismiss the case. Michael Flynn was the only White House official charged in Robert Mueller's investigation into ties between the trump campaign and Russia.
Attorney General Barr to Testify Before House Judiciary Committee
"Attorney General William Barr says next month he'll go testify before the house Judiciary Committee it comes as the panel investigates claims that he's inappropriately politicizing the justice department the announcement came as the panel open the hearing on bars actions as America's top law enforcement officer career justice department prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky testified trump out ally Roger stone was given special treatment before his sentencing he received breaks that are in my experience unheard of panel chair Jerrold Nadler says it's clear bars not interested in justice but rather in protecting his boss is the president's fixer top panel Republican Jim Jordan says bart is fixing things the Obama administration's political abuses bill bars doing the lord's work trying to clean it up so that it doesn't happen again Sager mag ani
Justice Department officials say decisions are politicized
"To justice department whistle blowers speaking in front of the house Judiciary Committee today outlining a series of allegations regarding what they see as political meddling in department affairs under president trump and Attorney General William Barr judiciary chair Jerry Nadler told those assembled it seems clear that bill bars actions are politically motivated and improper the Attorney General had simply missed judged the situation and thought that Mr Birmingham would go quietly then we might truck up this episode to simple miscommunication and incompetence but make no mistake this was not an isolated incident joining us on the komo news line is A. B. C.'s Adam Kelsey Adam let's go into what Nadler is talking about Nadler and his fellow Democrats on the house Judiciary Committee essentially accusing the Attorney General William Barr politicized apartment justice serving as something of a cheerleader attacked Dr president trump and we heard from a number of witnesses including a former deputy Attorney General under Republican president George H. W. bush said bar refusing political cronies to reverse decisions involving trump associates and the called party completed the race in his lifetime to the rule of law and we also heard some really interesting testimony from a career prosecutor in the justice department who worked on the project stones he testified that pressure from senior department officials including the Attorney General led to more lenient sentencing and anybody else would be getting solely because Roger stone was an associate of president trump that the timing of this testimony was really interesting because it comes just hours after another trump associate general Michael when he found his atheist met after ruling by and you'll score basically coming after the justice department lobbied on his behalf so we're hearing in testimony on Capitol here and we're seeing it play out in real time to dissociate the president trump being treated special are being treated differently than any other average member of the country and the president had this to say today about what he thinks about Michael Flynn saying he thinks Michael Flynn was treated horribly by a group of very bad people expired on a campaign and they should never spy on a campaign to put it mildly never happened before in the history of our country will ease basically pointing the finger back at the Obama administration saying that while he was running for president president trump was running for president back in twenty fifteen to twenty sixteen he's saying that the Obama administration's justice department was illegally looking into what was going on in his campaign and basically comes down to accusations of partisanship and politicization on both sides of the aisle I think that the Democrats really going after the justice department which has been traditionally so independent from what's happening in the White House willing to at times look into and investigate the goings on of his own party at the White House and saying that William Barkat if he's doing is constitutionally required duty just acting on the president's behalf and present health kind of playing the what about game as he looks back a few years and says he with the Obama administration's justice department I was playing politics not his own is this all coming about because of tourney General William Barr removing the district attorney Geoffrey Berman ends yeah I mean it it certainly doesn't help William Barr's case and you know although president trump has the right to dismissed any of these US attorneys at anytime you like he was the optics of the situation William Barr announcing late on a Friday night that Berman with stepping down Berman later saying I never resign showing up for work the next day on a Saturday morning and then it having to be trump who steps in to actually fire him over the weekend it seems like the trump administration there never really crossing the line when it comes to their actions always seems like there's an administrative staff but they're going about it in the wrong way in a potentially illegal waste inspired by the Supreme Court on other issues being flagged on Capitol Hill today it seems like it the governing party administrative aspect of the action that president trump and his administration you get
Barr to testify as Democrats examine DOJ politicization
"Attorney General William Barr says he'll appear before the house Judiciary Committee for the first time next month even as the panel looks into whether he's inappropriately politicized the justice department the announcement came as the panel open the hearing on bars actions as America's top law enforcement officer career justice department prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky testified trump ally Roger stone was given special treatment before his sentencing he received breaks that are in my experience unheard of panel chair Jerrold Nadler says it's clear bars not interested in justice but rather in protecting his boss is the president's fixer top panel Republican Jim Jordan says bart is fixing things the Obama administration's political abuses bill bars doing the lord's work trying to clean it up so that it doesn't happen again Sager mag ani Washington
Attorney General Barr to testify before House Judiciary Committee
"First Attorney General William Barr is set to testify July twenty eighth before the house Judiciary Committee as the panel probes alleged politicization by the justice department among other points the recent firing of a Manhattan U. S.
Ex-Roger Stone prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky to testify
"Thorough prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky is expected to tell the house Judiciary Committee today that his office was repeatedly pressured to give trump ally Roger stone a break prepared testimony said sentencing instructions for stone were based on political considerations prosecutors had originally recommended stone get up to nine years in prison for lying to Congress and witness tampering but president trump tweeted he thought that was too harsh stone sentence was cut to over three
Ex-Roger Stone prosecutor details "unprecedented" interference
"The house Judiciary Committee is set to hear from a federal prosecutor who alleges there was political interference in the criminal case against president trump's confidante Roger stone prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky says he was warned he could lose his job if he did not support a lighter sentence
Prosecutor: Trump ally Roger Stone was 'treated differently'
"A federal prosecutor is said to tell Congress that the justice department gave special treatment to one of president trump's close allies before sentencing in prepared testimony Aaron Zelinsky will tell the house Judiciary Committee he heard repeatedly that Roger stone was being treated differently from other defendants because of his relationship to the president so let's keep this part of special counsel Robert Muller scheme and was one of four lawyers who quit the stone case after the justice department over toward their sentencing recommendation and instead proposed a lighter sentence he'll testify today as part of the Democrat led panel's probe into justice department politicization under Attorney General William Barr an extraordinary case of a current prosecutor criticizing department leadership Sager made Donnie Washington
Prosecutor to testify Roger Stone sentencing was politicized
"A justice department prosecutors preparing to tell Congress that Donald trump's longtime political adviser Roger stone got special treatment because of politics NPR's Carrie Johnson reports the prosecutor says supervisors at the justice department wanted to change your sentencing recommendation because they were afraid of president trump prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky says he and others were pressured to cut presidential adviser Roger stone a break instead the Lynskey withdrew from the case this year because he worried about favoritism the Lynskey will testify Wednesday at a house Judiciary Committee hearing about alleged political interference in the justice
Democrats demand investigation over firing of powerful New York federal prosecutor
"The house Judiciary Committee plans to subpoena Attorney General William Barr as it investigates the firing of a federal prosecutor the committee's chairman Democrat Jerry Nadler says he'll try to compel the Attorney General to appear on July second the move is expected after the firing of Geoffrey Berman U. S. attorney for the Southern District of New York Berman had been investigating several of president trump's advisers and associates including his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani over the weekend Berman refused to step down but reversed course when he was assured his investigations would
Democrats demand investigation over firing of powerful New York federal prosecutor
"The chair of the house Judiciary Committee at representative Jerrold Nadler confirming he's planning on issuing a subpoena to Attorney General bill bar that to compel testimony about the firing of U. S. attorney Geoffrey Berman over the weekend Berman was investigating trump associates Senate minority a Democrat Chuck Schumer as the senator from New York I will not return a blue slip on Mr Clayton's nomination but regardless Jay Clayton should withdraw his name from consideration and refused to be an accomplice to this game there appears to be no legitimate motive to fire Mr Berman which leaves the obvious question for president trump and Attorney Attorney General General trying trying to to remove remove them them for for a a corrupt corrupt motive motive was was it it because because Mr Mr Berman Berman of of the the Southern Southern District District of of New New York York or or pursuing pursuing criminal criminal investigations investigations into into president president trump trump and and his his associates associates president president certainly certainly has has a a pattern pattern of of firing firing government government watchdogs watchdogs were were investigating investigating his his misconduct misconduct or or that that of of his his associates associates we we need need an an immediate immediate top to bottom investigation into what transpired with applied to dismiss Mr Berman every time the president breaks a window the Senate Republican majority dutifully sweeps up the glass every Blue Moon or sell Republican senator will issue a mild rebuke of the president's behavior behavior Dennis Dennis wrongly wrongly worded worded letter letter but but the the response response is is never never commensurate commensurate with with the the offense offense and and as as a a result result president president trump trump knows knows there's there's no no lines lines he he can't can't cross cross Berman Berman was was never never formally formally nominated nominated to to the the post post despite despite having having been been personally personally interviewed interviewed for for the the job job by by the the president president instead instead he he was was installed installed by by a a federal federal court you heard as Schumer mentioned Clayton residents of replacement pick now in response to president trump saying he wasn't involved with the firing of Berman White House press secretary Kaylee McEntee is said that the president was only involved in a sign off capacity and that Attorney General bill Barr requested the termination bar claiming that the president requested that the termination
Nadler to subpoena AG Barr over Berman firing
"House Judiciary Committee chair Jerry Nadler says he's asked U. S. attorney Geoffrey Berman to testify on Wednesday along side to whistle blowers no word on whether he will Burma's stepped down this weekend from his post as U. S. attorney for the Southern District of New York after an extraordinary public clash with Attorney General bill Barr Simon marks reports Democrats are demanding an inquiry into the extraordinary defenestration of Geoffrey Berman the U. S. attorney in the Southern District of New York over the weekend Mr Berman is the man who has been leading criminal investigations into president trump's business empire the activities in Ukraine of the president's personal lawyer Rudy guiliani and also the investigation into Jeffrey Epstein the disgraced and now deceased financier accused of sex trafficking but all of that came to a sudden end when Attorney General William Barr also president trump to fire Mr Berman over the weekend and the Democrats leader in the Senate Charles Schumer wants to know why that the actions were taken on a late Friday was the first clue something nefarious was happening the late Friday night dismissal reeks of potential corruption of the legal process the second clue was that Attorney General Barr about what he and the president were doing Mr Barr claimed that Mr Berman was quote stepping down my short while later Mister Berman revealed that in fact he was not stepping down in the space of just a few minutes our nation's top law enforcement official proving to be dishonest with the American people the U. S. attorney's office in New York has a long tradition of jealously guarding its independence
DOJ tries to oust US attorney investigating Trump allies
"The Manhattan U. S. attorney who's been investigating allies of president trump refuses to leave after being ousted the justice department pushed out Geoffrey Berman and put out a statement Friday night saying he had resigned as U. S. attorney for the Southern District of New York hours later Berman put out his own statement saying I have not resigned and have no intention of resigning and that ongoing investigations would continue he was looking into trouble or Rudy Giuliani and other allies a source in the justice department says the US attorney for New Jersey will temporarily replace Berman starting July third and the White House says president trump will nominate SEC chairman Jay Clayton for the position meanwhile the house Judiciary Committee is inviting Berman to testify next week Julie Walker New York
George Floyd's Brother testifies on Capitol Hill
"George Boyd's brother asked lawmakers on Capitol Hill in emotional testimony to ensure his brother didn't die in vain villainy's Floyd says his brother started a movement with protesters around the world I wanted him on a joint and make the necessary changes that make law enforcement the solution and not the problem abilities Floyd says he saw the video from Minneapolis maybe by speaking with two today I can make sure that his death would not be in vain to make sure that he is more than another based on a T. shirt more than another name on a list that won't stop growing Floyd appeared before the house Judiciary Committee and this is committee chair Jerrold Nadler millions of Americans now call out I can't breathe as a rallying cry in streets all across our country demanding a fundamental change in the culture of law enforcement and meaningful accountability for officers who commit misconduct today we answer their call the Minneapolis police department will withdraw from police union contract negotiations in an attempt to make reforms following George Floyd's death
Senate GOP to introduce police reform bill as House Democrats move forward on competing legislation
"Senate Republicans released their version of police reform legislation today house Democrats plan to move forward with theirs as well the house Judiciary Committee is expected to advance the justice in policing act a wide ranging bill that includes a national database for reported police misconduct in it limits qualified immunity making it easier for police officers to be sued
"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 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 NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
"Now the house Judiciary Committee will begin the next phase with its own public hearings next week they've already received subpoenas to appear the president joked about being Cory well hosting the traditional pardoning of thanksgiving turkeys but he's complained in the past about not being involved if you have a kangaroo court changes president trump and his counsel are invited to attend in next week's hearing chairman Jerry Nadler is also expected to invite to legal experts to discuss the constitutional grounds for impeachment Laura passed a CBS news the White House suffered a defeat in court a federal judge ruled the trump administration can't block former White House counsel don McGann from complying with the congressional subpoena to testify in a one hundred twenty page opinion judge contention brown Jackson rules the former top White House lawyer must appear before the house Judiciary Committee Jackson rejected the sweeping claims of absolute immunity put forward by the trump administration in its effort to shield senior officials from congressional subpoenas the judge ruled that no one is above the law and then in particular presidents are not kings if don McGann is made to testify about how president trump ordered him to fire special counsel Robert Muller other witnesses such as former national security adviser John Bolton would lose their rationale for failing to appear in the impeachment inquiry as boldness signal he has plenty to say he's been waiting for the courts to weigh in on the weight of congressional subpoenas but judge Jackson say likely won't be the final one the White House says it will appeal her ruling CBS news White House correspondent Stephen Portnoy ousted secretary of the navy Richard Spencer speaking out about his exit from the Pentagon after defense secretary mark as per accused him of engaging in secret talks with the White House about disciplining navy seal Edward Gallagher accused of war crimes and convicted of posing with the corpse of an ISIS fighter Gallagher was fighting to keep his prize trident seal pain more from correspondent David Martin what do I stand for secretary of the navy good order and discipline of the United States Navy that's a prime tenant this in fact roads that former navy secretary Richard Spencer told CBS news that president trump's decision to intervene in the Gallagher case sends a dangerous message to the troops that you can get away with things you we have to have good order and discipline it's the backbone of what we do Spencer was fired by defense secretary mark as for for going behind his back in an attempt to work out a deal that would convince the president he didn't need to intervene sector Spencer a proposed a deal whereby the present allow the navy to hand the case he would guarantee that any Gallagher would be restored to rank allowed to retain his trident and permitted to retire according to structure the response from White House lawyers was quote nope holders will be involved Geller was demoted after he was convicted of posing for photos with the dead isis fighter president trump told reporters he stepped in to restore Gallagher's Frank and let him keep his trident in order to stand up for warriors and the decisions they have to make on the battlefield I don't think he really understands the full definition of a war fighter war fighters a profession of arms in the profession of arms has standards that they have to be held to and they hold themselves to Spencer Warren Gallagher's case was about more than just one navy seal the special operating community has been put under amazing pressure to do amazing things and they're amazing performing people but there's ramifications to happen with that and we have to build a system around it that has disciplined people look up to us and go yes they actually stick by what they say and they take the higher ground you think in this case the US has not stopped by what it said to date I think it has but and action like this the roads that Steven Martin reporting from the Pentagon a White House celebration Monday for hero dog tone emerge from the oval office tail wagging the Belgian Malinois why and its US special forces team had just been honored for taking down ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in Syria last month Colin got a plaque and a metal along with some pats on the head and scratches behind the ears for a job.
"house judiciary committee" Discussed on 10 10 WINS
"The house Judiciary Committee is scheduled to formally begin the next phase of the impeachment process a week from tomorrow when legal experts plan to lay out the constitutional grounds for removing the president the committee has sent a letter to president from saying he can appear if he wants in the letter they want to ensure a fair and informative process they say to that end I remind you that participation by the president or his counsel has been described by the committee and passed in Cory's as not a right but a privilege or courtesy which is being extended they give the White House until December first at six PM to say whether or not they will what show up or participate in this in any way whether it's just the president or or just as attorneys correspondent Catherine folders president trump today defended his personal attorney Rudolph guiliani during an interview with former fox hospital Riley he's a good man and he's an honorable guy and he's a great crime fighter corruption fighter Giuliani has said publicly that he conducted an investigation on allegations of Ukrainian collusion and corruption on president trump's behalf Mr trump denied directing Julie army to go to Ukraine to look for dirt on his political rivals quote now I didn't direct him but he is a warrior he is a warrior when asked what Giuliani was doing in Ukraine the president said you'd have to ask that to Rudy on quote former national security adviser John the Boltons lawyer says a federal judge's order that former White House counsel don McGann must appear before Congress has no bearing on whether his client will appear when news time ten thirty one from the ram trucks traffic senators character although for engine brake lights in New Jersey on the southbound side I ninety five is the exit the George Washington bridge out towards the split with eighty then into the city and on the westbound side of the cross Bronx the ramp to White Plains road remains blocked after an earlier accident south bend center the Brookner at hunts point Avenue we have an accident blocking the right lane eastbound be QB of the Grand Central disabled vehicle in the left lane and then on the westbound side of queens Boulevard accident takes out the right and center lanes the brakes on the southbound side of the van we from jewel Avenue all the way down to the hundred ninth Avenue and here's what we see on Long Island speak three thirty Nassau County LA E. is quiet for you in northern and southern state parkways move well here's what you need to know about your bridges and tunnels queens bound queens midtown tunnel slow go for you the Manhattan bound side moves well that works out well because it's the Manhattan bound side of the queens borough bridge that stop and go the Greenspan side looks good in all three legs of the Triborough bridge move well traffic and transit every ten minutes on the ones and breaking traffic alerts.
"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..
"house judiciary committee" Discussed on WRVA
"That the house judiciary committee is now prepping a letter to send to the attorney lisa page she's the one that decided to defy the congressional subpoena earlier today and kind of beginning to look like the walls were closing in on the two trumpeting fbi lovebirds you know the ones that impart they weren't alone conspired with higher ups to hijack the twenty sixteen presidential election will stop him we have an insurance policy he's loathsome and so much more we're going to hurry this russia investigation we're gonna write an exoneration before an invest that's all struck and of course lisa page by the way i had no other news that should be breaking this week about lisa page i've been sworn to secrecy and i shall keep by sources confidential being the good talk show host lashed journalists that i am anyway fox's told the letters going out momentarily the letter will give page the option of appearing at the public hearing that is scheduled tomorrow remember peter struck is going to testify supposedly before cameras tomorrow that's all going to be the first time we get to hear peter struck or she can come on friday in a closeddoor deposition that she was slated to do today pages under subpoena fox's told that if she doesn't appear either tomorrow with struck or friday at the house judiciary committee will begin preparations to hold her in contempt of congress otherwise they don't do it it's not gonna mean a thing they have no choice otherwise i mean imagine if you defied a congressional subpoena no you didn't show up i'm not showing up and as bob goodlatte had issued a statement after page decided to defy the committee's subpoena it appears page has something to hide she plans to blatantly defy congressional subpoena by refusing to appear for her deposition his known for months that the house judiciary committee has sought her testimony is part of our joint investigation with oversight committee into decisions made by the justice department in two thousand sixteen she has no excuse for her failure to appear lisa page is a key witness it's critical that she comes before our committees to answer questions as part of our investigation quote will use all tools at our disposal to obtain her testimony americans across the country are alarmed at the bias exhibited by top officials at the justice department and the fbi it is imperative that congress conduct vigorous oversight to ensure this never happens again as far as contemn this would start with a resolution at the committee level if approved by the committee the resolution will go to the house floor for a full house vote for them to consider that would happen probably sometime next week anyway joining us now owned by the way somebody has to wonder if she's going to sing she's going to compose joining us now we have freedom caucus member congressman rhonda santa's now with gubernatorial candidate for the great state of florida as rick scott now tries to make his way to the senate which i think he's probably going to end up doing and i actually had the opportunity to do some town halls three of them last monday monday past with rhonda santa's mac gates talking about a variety of issues and it was an honor to appear with you and tampa and of course in port myers how are you sir i'm doing great sean you did a great job i think everyone and all those crowds they were ready to go you know storm havana we asked them to do that so good job he say that as a joke and i know people are going to take it seriously so so everybody in the liberal fake news media out there congressman ron to sanders was telling a joke it was fascinating i mentioned that one point during one of the when i was speaking at one point and the crowd started chanting lock her up and they just stop and pause for a second i said wow this must this must be what it feels like to be donald trump that's right well look sean i think that the whole thing you just sketched out we're in a position now where are we going to actually follow through and do what the american people expect us to do which is the old people like lisa page accountable we really should be holding her in contempt right now and then forcing her to come to get out of content there we wait a friday.