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ICE Almost Deported Immigrant Woman Who Says She Got Unwanted Surgery While Detained
"Week from immigrant women who say they were subjected to unwanted medical procedures while detained at an immigration and customs enforcement facility in Georgia. Some women say they underwent his direct Amis or other surgeries that left them sterile. Members of Congress are demanding a quick investigation and in one case, lawmakers say ice has already tried to deport a key witness. NPR's Joel Rose has more Pauline Benham was nearly deported. Yesterday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement put her on a plane back to Cameroon, a country she left when she was two years old. She was on the tarmac when members of Congress say they intervened. It felt like ice was trying to rush through her deportation. I can't say that for certain, but all of this is extremely troubling. Representative Pramila Gioia Paul is a Democrat from Washington State and a member of the House Judiciary Committee. She wants been in the U. S so that you can tell her story to investigators. Venom is one of a growing number of immigrant women who say they were subjected to gynecological procedures without consent. While they were held at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia. The first allegations came to light in a whistle blower complaint this week from a nurse at the facility. Since then, lawyers for other women have come forward with similar allegations. Jaipal says the total is now at least 17. This feels particularly agree just because it is obviously Invasive reproductive surgery. And so for every woman in particular across America, this sends chills up our spine. More than 170. Members of Congress have signed a letter calling for an investigation by the homeland Security inspector general. Ice confirmed that Pauline Venom is still in the country and denied any link between her allegations and her scheduled deportation. Spokesman says she was pulled off the plane because of a paperwork snafu with the Cameroonian government, not because of congressional intervention. In a statement. I says that all female detainees received routine gynecological care, and that quote a medical procedure like a hysterectomy would never be performed unquote without informed consent. Bingham's lawyer says Otherwise. When she woke up from the surgery, the doctor informed her that a portion of her fallopian tube was removed. One win is Bingham's lawyer at the nonprofit Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights. She says, been, um, sought treatment for in irregular menstrual cycle and thought she was getting a routine procedure. Of course. Pauline was very upset and sort of appalled that this had happened without her consent. Win says the long term medical implications are not clear, but the procedure could prevent been him from conceiving a child detention itself takes so much away. I'm a person's life and then for her to have gone through this experience while she was an immigration detention, just rob sir of so much more than her time, wind says been, um complained to the staff at the detention center, but those complaints went nowhere. Irwin is operated by a for profit company LaSalle Corrections, which did not respond to a request for comment. Elizabeth Meth urn is a lawyer who has represented immigrants held at Erwin and other detention centers in Georgia, she says complaints about medical care often fall on deaf ears. They consistently Ignore complaints they consistently act like any complaint is just histrionics. It's ripe for exploitation, right because there's not proper oversight. There's not A proper like Level of humanity. Katherine says lawyers have been raising concerns about medical conditions for years. They're relieved that the public is finally paying attention, even if it took shocking allegations like these to make it happen. Joel Rose.
Fresh update on "house judiciary" discussed on Jim Bohannon
"Has responded to some of the mixed messages between President Trump and the Centers for Disease Control and Here's correspondent Jim Rupe. First the confusion Now it's no wonder the American public is confused and upset When you hear CDC director Robert Redfield say this about wearing mask to suppress the spread of cove in 19. We have clear scientific evidence they work. And they are our best defense. I might even go so far as to say that this facemask is more guaranteed to protect me against Koven. Then when I take a covert vaccine, then President Trump say number one is not more effective by any means that a vaccine the president goes on to say that Redfield must have misunderstood the question and as Faras vaccines go Redfield says there will most likely be a vaccine available by the end of the year, but only for front line health care workers and first responders. If you're asking me, when is it going to be generally available to the American public? I think we're probably looking at late second quarter third quarter. 2021 president counters that maybe he's not aware of the distribution process. It's not really his thing as much as it would be, let's say mine. So the director of the CDC says masks are the most effective way to stop the transmission right now. The president says he thinks the director got that wrong. CDC director says mass distribution of vaccines won't be available until late next year, The president says the director got that wrong. World Health Organization says What's wrong? Is the inconsistent messaging, which is confusing and angering the American public. But what is important is that governments, scientific institutions, step back, review the evidence and give the most comprehensive, easy to understand that digest information so that people can take the appropriate action that W wait chose, Dr Mike Ryan says. With this virus about which new things are learned nearly every day, the science changes And as a changes a single voice. Consistent message is the only thing that will help the process of transferring knowledge to people is not just shouting. It's communicating with its engaging them. It's understanding the confusions. It's understanding their concerns. It's understanding their apprehension, not laughing at us, not turning that into some kind of political football. Dr Ryan says. The only way people will be safe is if both government and health officials are on the same page. Something that seems not to be the case in the U. S. I'm Jim Rome. Our number is the 186650, Jimbo 18665054626 and again, while mixed messages are obviously confusing. A central factor to me is that this is not an either or situation. This is not a zero sum game. This is not a case of well, you're wearing a mask. Therefore, you don't get the vaccine. Where them fine. Get the vaccine fine, and we'll do both as expeditiously as possible. But I don't know that there's a conflict here. Other than just just the rhetoric. That is involved. I would note some other items. Also that that are out there. Uh, We've seen the Democrats, of course, backing away from some other things that they had been been doing because apparently they read the poll numbers you've seen, for example, quite a change. From the time when we had the House Judiciary Committee chairman Ryan. Ah ah, Jerry Nadler suggesting that violence in our urban cities was a hoax. Now we had Nancy Pelosi. Speaking on the House floor, and I quote we support peaceful demonstrations. We participate in them. They are part of the essence of our democracy that does not include looting, starting fires or rioting. They should be prosecuted. That is lawlessness, unquote. Nancy Pelosi. Where were they when all this was happening? Well, The answer is that they thought that by sucking up to some forces on the left, they could gain a political advantage. Then they read the poll numbers that showed that since the Democrats convened by saying virtually nothing about urban violence that didn't pay off, So what you're seeing Is not a recognition of the reality and not a recognition of the fact that it is wrong to to engage in such behavior. They see a political advantage. Oh, I guess we chose the wrong course politically. And so now, after reading the polling data now, suddenly they're on board with the idea that it's not really a good idea. To tear apart our major urban centers. And I haven't heard Jerry Nadler lately. Talk about the Ah ah urban myth of violence in the streets. So it's amazing what some poll numbers Khun D'oh! Ah, but again, the question that any voter has got to ask is where were you? This was a much bigger problem, And the answer is, they thought they could perceive some advantage in the fact that our American urban centers were being ripped to shreds and burned down. Now that they don't see a political advantage, then all of a sudden it's bad. That is too little, too late, although whether or not that many voters will, in fact, be aware of what's happening. I don't know. Maybe, uh, this will con, if you would do is saying Oh, well, G. I guess they're opposed to that. After all. Yeah, but It's why they're opposed to it. That is a problem. And then there's something else that the Democrats were also hot for and now you're not hearing much about anymore, and that's Medicare for all. Several prominent Democrats are panning the idea. Kamala Harris..
ICE Just Tried to Deport Immigrant Woman Who Says She Got Unwanted Surgery While Detained
"Have come to light this week from immigrant women who say they were subjected to unwanted medical procedures while detained at an immigration and customs enforcement facility in Georgia. Some women say they underwent his direct Amis or other surgeries that left them sterile. Members of Congress are demanding a quick investigation and in one case, lawmakers say ice has already tried to deport a key witness. NPR's Joel Rose has more Pauline Venom was nearly deported. Yesterday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement put her on a plane back to Cameroon country she left when she was two years old. She was on the tarmac when members of Congress say they intervened. It felt like ice was trying to rush through her deportation. I can't say that for certain, but all of this is extremely troubling. Representative Pramila Gioia Paul is a Democrat from Washington State and a member of the House Judiciary Committee. She wants been in the U. S so that you can tell her story to investigators. Venom is one of a growing number of immigrant women who say they were subjected to gynecological procedures without consent while they were held at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia. The first allegations came to light in a whistle blower complaint this week from a nurse at the facility. Since then, lawyers for other women have come forward with similar allegations, Jaipal says the total is now at least 17. This feels particularly agree just because it is obviously Invasive reproductive surgery, and so far every woman in particular across America, this sends chills up our spine. More than 170. Members of Congress have signed a letter calling for an investigation by the Homeland Security inspector general. Ice confirmed that Pauline Venom is still in the country and denied any link between her allegations and her scheduled deportation. Spokesman says she was pulled off the plane because of a paperwork snafu with the Cameroonian government, not because of congressional intervention. In a statement. I says that all female detainees received routine gynecological care and that quote a medical procedure like a history. Ectomy would never be performed unquote without informed consent. The venoms lawyer says Otherwise. When she woke up from the surgery, the doctor informed her that a portion of her fallopian tube was removed. One win is Bingham's lawyer at the nonprofit Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, she says been, um sought treatment for in irregular menstrual cycle and thought she was getting a routine procedure. Of course, Pauline was very upset and sort of appalled that this had happened without her consent. Wind says the long term medical implications are not clear. But the procedure could prevent venom from conceiving a child detention itself takes so much away from a person's life. And then for her to have gone through this experience while she was an immigration detention. Just rob serve so much more than her time, Wind says Been, UM complained to the staff at the detention center, but those complaints went nowhere. Irwin is operated by a for profit company LaSalle Corrections, which did not respond to a request for comment. Elizabeth Meth urn is a lawyer who has represented immigrants held at Erwin and other detention centers in Georgia, she says complaints about medical care often fall on deaf ears. They consistently Ignore complaints they consistently act like any complaint is just histrionics. It's ripe for exploitation, right because there's not proper oversight. There's not A proper like Level of humanity. Katherine says lawyers have been raising concerns about medical conditions for years. They're relieved that the public is finally paying attention, even if it took shocking allegations like these to make it happen. Joel Rose. NPR news
Jeffrey Toobin on Writing About Trump
"Jeffrey toobin joins us now from northern Connecticut. His latest book is called True Crimes and misdemeanors the investigation of Donald, trump, it's already a New York Times Bestseller Jeff Welcome back to the podcast. It is a pleasure to be here Michelle. Well, we are talking about probably an unpleasant topic you've been covering this regularly for the New, Yorker, talking about it on CNN, the investigations of Donald. Trump plural I think and the impeachment process at what point did you think to yourself? Okay. This should be a book as well. Right at the beginning you know I have a special interest in fun for independent investigations of the presidency. I was one of the prosecutors in the Iran Contra -CATION in the Lawrence Walsh Investigation wrote my first book opening arguments about that did a book about. The Starr investigation of Whitewater Lewinsky in the Clinton years and so I know that the behind the scenes, stories of these investigations are always interesting. But what was a nerve ing as I started in was that I didn't realize that Muller which completely shut down all access I had to trust that eventually, I would get access to the Muller Office, but it was incredibly unnerving journalists to. Spend almost two years working on his side of the investigation really from the outside even though you've written about impeachment, you've written books about investigations. This book feels different and I'm curious to hear your take on what makes this book in the process of writing the book different from those previous books. Trump makes it different? The president is such an enormous figure in American history, his complete disregard. For norms his constant lying his inability or unwillingness to play by rules that Democrats and Republicans have played for all of certainly my conscious life it makes everything about these last three and a half years just feel different from anything I'd ever covered in anything I've ever felt as a citizen we've had conservative presidents. We've had liberal presidents, but we've never had a president like trump and. Both he as a protagonist in my story and the people who gravitate to him just make it totally different. Okay. Here's one way in which it feels different to me and I'm curious to hear your take and it's about trump but it's also about the reception of trump among Americans or certain group of Americans and it's that every single time there are some kind of event trump takes. Some action that seems to be a game changer. There's this expectation or there has been the expectation. Okay. Well, now, this is the end of this changes things, and that goes back to his not filing his tax returns during the campaign, but then I think the next point was with access Hollywood tapes and it's been that way ever since where where something will happen and people will say. Well now, that's it. You know there's gotTa be a consequence and then there really isn't a consequence I. Think you're right in part I mean you know and and you can go through others whether it was praising the white supremacists in Charlottesville standing by Vladimir Putin, in Helsinki, and disparaging the American intelligence agencies firing James Comey which seemed like complete departures from how we expect presidents to behave. Another theme of my journalistic career has been the evolution of the Republican Party that if you go back to Richard Nixon the turning point in Watergate was when seven Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of impeachment and then ultimately Barry Goldwater Hugh Scott John Rhodes went to Nixon and say we can't support you anymore those three famous Republicans The Republican Party has turned into a trump call. And the ability of the president to do absolutely anything no matter how outrageous and retain the support of that forty percent of the country. Is. Something we've never seen before it's been building through the past couple of decades, but I think that's what accounts for the phenomenon you describe, which is no matter what he does the the political architecture of our time really never changes anymore because fifty five percent of the people are appalled forty forty percent of the people stick with trump and thus we have the election we have. So you're saying it's essentially the fact that he's not held. Accountable is a result of the fact that the party has sort of been entirely captured by trump. He has captive and very loyal audience among Americans, and then presumably the other arm of that is what's happened with the media and that certain is catering to and delivering that message. I. Can just add one thing. You know a lot of people like what trump is doing. It's not like this forty percent says, well, you know it's bad that he fires Komai. It's bad that he says, all these races. Thanks their gladis says racist things. I. Mean there are a lot of people in the country who have the same attitudes and I think that's what's chilling for people like me who was. I like to think is not a racist, but the way trump behaves in public it's a feature, not a bug people don't support him in spite of his excesses they support him because it's
House set to vote on marijuana legalization
"1000 representatives will vote on legalizing marijuana next month. The more act would remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act and raise some cannabis criminal records. Ah, floor vote on the bill would be the greatest federal cannabis reform accomplishment in 20 years. So, says Randall, Mayor of the Global Alliance for Cannabis Commerce. States would still have to vote to legalize the drug. It's already been legalized in 11 states. That Bill was introduced by House Judiciary Chair in New York Congressman Jerry Nadler last fall it past the Judiciary Committee by a vote of 24 to 10 with Democrats Republicans Matt Gates of Florida and Tom McClintock of California. The on ly Republicans to vote for the
"Valentina Tereshkova was twenty two years old when she made her first parachute jump with a local aviation club in nineteen, fifty nine and she loved it. unbeknownst to her this exhilarating pastime was giving her skills that would bring her to the attention of the Soviet government. The Soviets needed someone who could handle themselves jumping from twenty thousand feet. The mandatory ejection altitude from the re entry of a rocket capsule. One of the many facets of the space race to the Soviets wanted to win was to have the first woman in space in February nineteen, sixty, two Tereshkova and four other women, three parachutists and one pilot began the intensive training to become cosmonauts. My Name's Moxy and this is your brain on facts. We're headed toward another presidential election and it seems like both a minute ago and an attorney ago that we had a female candidate for president would most people don't know is that the first female candidate? Rian before she was even allowed to vote. Victoria Claflin later, Victoria Woodhall was one of ten children born to illiterate mother and a petty criminal father. Would Hell attended school sporadically for a few years. At Age Fifteen, she married a doctor who soon revealed himself to be an alcoholic philanderer. To make matters worse the sixteen year old woodhall gave birth to a mentally handicapped son who would need extra care in eighteen fifty four. Three of would hold siblings had died as children. And she claims she had clairvoyant powers to communicate with them. Always looking for a new scam, to run. Her father put her on the road with her sister Tennessee as a faith healing and fortune telling act selling elixirs that promised to cure everything from asthma to cancer. They didn't. In fact, Tennessee was indicted for manslaughter after one of her patients died. By some good fortune that I don't know the sisters found themselves with a wealthy patron in the form of railroad magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt. He and Tennessee were rumored to be lovers. Stock Tips that she picked up during their relationship came in pretty handy during an eighteen, sixty, nine gold panic during which the sisters supposedly netted seven hundred thousand dollars. With. Vanderbilt's bankrolling Victoria and Tennessee then opened their own highly publicized firm named Woodhall Claflin and company becoming the first female stockbrokers on wall. Street. However they were never granted a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. It would take another near century before Muriel Siebert did in nineteen, sixty seven. In the same year that she became a stockbroker would attended her first suffragette rally and immediately became a passionate devotee of the 'cause. She befriended or beguiled a congressman to get her an invitation to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. She argued that women did already have the right to vote under the fourteenth and fifteenth amendments those granted persons born or naturalized in the United, states citizenship and prohibited voter discrimination. But the house declined to enact any legislation on the matter. Even still the appearance made her a celebrity among suffragettes. In. April. Of Eighteen seventy, just two months after opening her brokerage firm woodhull announced her candidacy for president of the United States on a platform of women's suffrage regulation of monopolies nationalization of railroads, an eight hour workday direct taxation. Abolition of the death penalty and welfare for the poor what whole helped organize the equal rights party. which nominated her at its May eighteen, seventy two. Famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass was selected as her running mate and told about eventually he never acknowledged it officially, and in fact, he campaigned for the incumbent Republican Ulysses s grant. What else name appeared on ballots in a couple of states. Knows for certain votes she received because apparently they weren't counted. All of this was essentially moot. Though considering that would hold did not reach the constitutionally required age of thirty five until six months after the inauguration. It would be nineteen, sixty four before a woman was actively considered for a nomination of a major party. When Margaret Smith qualified for the ballot of six state primaries even coming in second in Illinois. The only female candidate other than Clinton was faith spotted Eagle a native American activist who received a vote from Robert. Sexual. Junior. WHO's referred to as a faithless elector for not voting has pledged section also voted for why known Luke for vice. President. Luke is executive director of honor, the Earth a native environmental organization, which plays an active role in the Dakota access pipeline protests.
Path to Citizenship Possible for Immigrants With Sick Piano Skills
"Well. After weeks of intense negotiations, Congress might finally have a bill they can agree on to overhaul the nation's broken immigration system after making major concessions on both sides. The House Judiciary Committee proposed bold new legislation that would offer citizenship to immigrants who can play the piano so good it makes everyone cry opr immigration correspondent Marcy Hammond joins us now with more mercy. Tell us about this. Bill, thank you Leslie. The new immigration rule would allow any citizen of a foreign nation who wishes to immigrate to the US to apply for merit based visa as long as they're piano playing good enough to make people weep as the power of music washes over their soul and cleanses their mind.
Appeals court rules House has authority to enforce McGahn subpoena
"A federal appeals court says the House of Representatives can force a former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify. Tom Roberts has more a divided US appeals court in D. C said McGann's refusal to testify after being subpoenaed is grounds for the house to sue. The House Judiciary Committee wants to interview McGann under oath to question him about potentially obstructive behavior by President Trump. During the Russia investigation. McGann was called to disclose what he witnessed before special counsel Robert
House can subpoena former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify, appeals court rules
"House Democrats lawsuit to force former White House counsel Don began to appear before a congressional committee. But the court's action today left other legal issues unresolved, with time growing short. The current Congress, The full U. S Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia voted 72 in a ruling that the House Judiciary Committee can make its claims in court, reversing the judgment. Of a three judge panel that would have ended the court fight. Today's unemployment report on
Federal Appeals Court Rules House Dems Have Legal 'Standing' to Enforce Subpoena for Former WH Counsel Don McGahn
"Appeals court in Washington D. C this morning has revived a lawsuit by House Democrats to force former White House chief counsel Don began to appear before a congressional committee. The full U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia voted 72 in a ruling that the House Judiciary Committee can make its claims in court. Reversing the judgment of a three judge panel that would have ended the court fight. Now the matter will still have to return to that panel for consideration of other legal issues.
Washington vs. Big Tech: Taking on the Trillion-Dollar Club
"Lawmakers came out swinging yesterday against Amazon Apple, Alphabet and facebook at an historic antitrust hearing held with CEOS, Jeff bezos, Tim Cook Sundar Pichai, and Mark Zuckerberg. Over remote Webcam, you swear or affirm under penalty of perjury that the testimony you out to give his show incorrect. The Best of your knowledge information and belief. So help you God. Yes. Let the record, show the witnesses answered informative. Thank you, and you may remain seated members of the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee used charged language like too much power, Anti Competitive Acquisition and emperors as they aired their concerns about those four giant platforms. Here's the subcommittee chairman. Democrat, Peterson, Selene, a Rhode Island, our founders would not bow before king, nor should we bow before the emperor's of the online economy and ranking member? Wisconsin's Jensen. Brenner. Pointing out. Political concerns about size does big tech have a bias serves our consumers to? The need the protection of the antitrust laws. Both sides of the aisle had their opportunity to highlight this core conflict between Washington and Silicon Valley that antitrust enforcement can fix whatever is challenging or concerning about big tech. The CEO's for their part. Say We haven't squashed the competition. Here's Pichai Cook and Zuckerberg competition drives US team. needs to better products, Noah choices and more choices for every customers have a lot of choices in their products space fierce competition companies like Samsung, G. while way in Google has built successful businesses with different approaches. We okay with that. Our goal is the best, not the most I recognize that there are concerns about the size and power of tech companies. Now, we're services are about connection. Our business model is advertising and we face intense competition in both Amazon's ECOMMERCE dominance sparked a few intense moments after CEO Jeff bezos. The richest man in the world with a personal fortune of about one hundred and eighty billion dollars didn't get a question until nearly two hours into the hearing apparently due to a tech glitch. But then the pressure was on basis was asked about undercutting diapers, dot com before buying it Amazon's counterfeit problem whether Alexa favors Amazon's own products, many times. He didn't have the answer I. Don't remember that at all. I remember is that we we we'd match competitive. I believe we follow diapers cog, and this is eleven years ago I. Think we do is offer to get you information if you. Get it to your office for you read that article, but I didn't remember that piece of that I apologize for that I don't know the specifics of that situation, and I would be happy to give back to your office with more information about that. These questions for Basil's and Amazon strike at the heart of the antitrust that had been building for years as these four companies that we use every day every single day grow and grow larger with a combined market. Market cap of about five trillion dollars. If they were their own stock exchange, they'd be the fourth largest in the world. Here's vice chair. Joanna goose to facebook's mark. Zuckerberg strikes me over the course of the last several years. FACEBOOK has used. It's market power to either purchase or replicate the competition and facebook facebook. MESSENGER WHATSAPP instagram are the most now downloaded APPs of the last decade your company. Sir, owns them all and we have a word for that words monopoly. My Take Away I. Don't know I. Don't know if you guys watched I thought some of it was fascinating. A couple of questions, not not a lot of great questions thought. There's a lot of some good answers, some not good answers, but I didn't think that there was a major takeaway that all of a sudden. You know Washington was Gonna come down hard on these companies and there was evidence that was presented. That was gonna GonNa, create that challenge. I thought the most challenging piece of of news out there. But I think we've seen it before was instagram and facebook in some of the emails back and forth. Did you ever use this very similar facebook camera product to threaten instagram's founder Kevin side-stream? Congresswoman I'm I'm not sure what you mean by threatened I. Think it was public that we were building a camera up at the at the time in a chat. You told, MR, science that facebook was quote developing our own photos strategy. So how we engage now, we'll also determine how much were partners versus competitors down the line instagram's founders seem to think that was a threat he confided confided in an investor at the time that he feared you would go. That you would go into quote destroy mode if he didn't sell instagram to you, one of respectfully disagree with the characterization. Really dug into the emails and didn't take them out of context I. Thought, you'd have a hard case to make. Yeah, I, mean. I thought on on the point with facebook is easy Riley points to the quite a few different lawmakers went off the Mark Zuckerberg on on the topic of their competition practices whether he considered some of those companies they've taken over I, walk up and Instagram as competitors at that point which knowledge that they had been, which kind of course, a bit of a stir. Has Been Engaged in purchasing competition I, in some cases, replicating competition in some cases eliminating your competition, would that be a fair statement? The space of people connecting with other people is a very large space and I would agree that there were different approaches we took to to addressing different parts of of that space, but it's all in service of building the best services. Likewise said that they had tried to copy some of the particular tools that other rivals whether they bought them or not use including. Of course, the stories feature snap, which I thought was quite interesting, but Geo Point, Andrew as to whether we we conclude from yesterday that significant action from no makers is imminent. Even if we go to a sweep at the next election, the market didn't take that conclusion on those times. Talks hit session highs during the hearing, but the interesting dichotomy which goes to the question. Of, how much we managed to watch I watched as much as I could apart from when fed chair Jay Powell speaking and I watch that instead, and you had one side of Washington of goes up pressuring these tech stocks. The other part saying that we're hit as long as it takes, we're not even thinking about thinking about thinking about raising rates and not allowed old. Not just the textbooks. And close at a pretty strong session yesterday can I? Can I just ask whoever buys a company? That's not a competitor I mean. News the idea that you would buy a competitor when. Merger has ever taken place among a company that does an entirely different area that you wouldn't consider a competitor. Watching. This yesterday was complete theater just like it often is with the these congressional hearings. At. The beginning, they were asking questions and not even letting them answer. So this was really about giving Congress people their time to have their six minutes to talk and to go through with some of these things, I didn't feel like learned a lot under yesterday. I couldn't take my eyes off it when I was watching it, but it was theater. Classic, you'll take the time comments from lawmakers when they get me on. So they wanted to I, totally agree on that, but I would say compared to say twenty eighteen when Mark Zuckerberg had to go to face, they'll make on his own. Better prepared than they had even if it was then making arguments rather than letting. The answer, their questions, they made better arguments. They brought up more pertinent facts whether that was is Amazon. Abusing small sellers on this. Platform. In two, thousand, thirteen, it was reported that you instructed Amazon employees to approach discussions with certain business partners, and I quote the way a Cheetah would pursue a sickly gazelle is the gazelle projects still in place and as Amazon pursue similar predatory campaigns in other parts of its business. I cannot. comment on that because I don't remember it. Is. Apple misusing the margins, it takes on on the APP store. Apple from increasing its commission to fifty percents we serve. We have never increase commissions in the store since the first day at operated in two thousand eight. From doing so is it? No, Sir I disagree strongly with that, there is a competition for developers just like there's a competition for customers. So I think they were getting it the crux of some of the issues. But as we I think all concluding I, it didn't spell imminent danger for the tech stocks just because of that air. Just one note though on the competitor. Comment there or issue that you were just discussing Becky, which is an interesting one. We often talk on the show about how being a monopoly unto. itself is not illegal, and you just commented that you can't buy from everybody wants to buy competitor. Interestingly, if you're deemed a monopoly which is not illegal, but you have that market power, it actually is illegal to buy a competitor, and so if you really go back and read mark, Brooks emails even. Even about the instagram transaction, he actually even doubled back on one of his emails because I. Think he realized that given the power that having that industry depending on how you define it that he had to rewrite the email later to suggest no, I'm not trying to do this. He was by the way thinking about this, even to two, thousand, ten, you can. Almost, if you look through emails, you can sort of see how tracking in his mind. The Way He's thinking about it. So yes, everybody always wants to buy. But Inter stands at the size and scale that these companies are. Now, it's very hard to do that actually. Hit His. Answer. was that the FTC had all the same information that they had at that point in the FTC Peruta
Lawmakers grill 4 Big Tech CEOs but don't land many blows
"Tech has its day before the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos faced questions from lawmakers Wednesday about how his platform treat smaller retailers. There was some argument about Amazon copying gadgets. For example, his Moto's editor in chief, John Biggs, says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was asked about his platforms really Kinship with smaller companies. I think the intimation there is that Facebook was basically running around two smaller companies offering to invest and then stealing their ideas. The leaders of Google and Apple also fielded a range of questions from the company's relationship with China to censorship concerns. Big says lawmakers were under a spotlight to it also shows you how one prepared a lot of lawmakers are when it comes to technology and as a as someone who thinks about technology all day long and twice on weekends. It's kind of frustrating
The Big Tech Hearing Proved Congress Isn't Messing Around
"The purpose of today's hearing is to examine the dominance of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. Roger the covert 19 pandemic. These corporations already stood out as titans in our economy. As American families shift more of their work, shopping and communications online, These Giants stand to profit. Locally owned businesses. Meanwhile, Mom and pop stores on Main Street facing economic price is unlike any in recent history. Rhode Island Democrat David Cellini, opening today's House hearing with the heads of the world's big tech companies. Amazon's Jeff Bezos out of Apple's Tim Cook, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Google Sunder Pitch I. The foremen faced hours of questions from House lawmakers over whether they've used their superpower status to crowd out competition. And enrich themselves. The House Judiciaries Antitrust committee, which Cellini chairs has been looking into that question for the last year. Joining us to talk about the hearing today is tech expert Tim Woo. He teaches at Columbia Law School and is the author of the book The Curse of Bigness, Anti Trust in the New Gilded Age. Him welcome back to press play. Thanks for having me here. Well, you've argued for a very long time that the's tech giants have gotten too big. What do you think today's hearing accomplished in terms of getting more support to break them up? Well, they I think there are you know, for the first time, putting the most intense documents right in front of them and seeing how they react, and I think what we've gotten out of them, especially on Facebook. Is already some admissions of anti competitive intent that to my mind, make the case for filing a complaint even stronger. And what were some of those admissions that you heard today. Well, Ah. Mark Zuckerberg was questioned about by Jerry Nadler about the his. Ah, why he bought Instagram and pretty much Zuckerberg admitted they were ah, dangerous competitors. We sought to eliminate them at Natalie reminded him that it's illegal to buy off competitors because I don't want to compete with them, and they left it there. But, yeah, that was, I think a big admission and the main thing I've taken from the hearing so far. But isn't that part of business of hostile takeovers and trying to squeeze out the competition isn't part of the American way of doing business, so there's a difference between beating out your competitors and buying them. And since about 18 90. It's been illegal to buy a company just because you're sick of competing with him. You know, you could imagine. Let's take Coke was tired of Pepsi People's Children, Coke and Pepsi, you know and said, All right, forget it. We'll just buy each other and, you know, settle the so so Now it's been illegal since 18 90 or so. Right. So when it comes to Facebook, what about the issues of how it Spreads misinformation, especially campaign misinformation, and, you know, fake news for lack of a better term. Yeah, I know. It hasn't so far. Um, it has a little bit sorry, especially hate speech. I think the big issue there that they're focusing on and Is this idea that that Facebook has an impunity because they have such a secure market position that they're not really afraid of advertising boycotts. They're not really afraid of people leaving That's the least a point that the House representatives were trying to make, and so therefore they don't really have an incentive to clean up their act. What about the other companies? Amazon that also has incredible market share. Can you first catalogue just how big Amazon is and how much bigger it's gotten since the current virus epidemic? Yeah, you know, the Amazon has closed in on the market cap of 1.5 trillion They have 280 billion in revenue. They have increased dramatically. Actually, stock prices increased since the beginning of the Corona virus by I don't know the exact percentage don't want to get it wrong, but by a tremendous amount, in fact, And there was one day in which Jeff Bezos gained $13 billion personally, so they are the biggest of big attack for the first part of hearing they didn't get any questions, but representative Dia Paul brought it in accusing them. Of lying in front of Congress about how they treat third party sellers and pressing bass. Those hard on how he runs his marketplace. So they they, they've got some of they've got some fire. Coming in. Yeah, I guess the problem. There is not only well they sell, you know products from third parties always there slow selling their own products, and so they are. I guess in competition with 1/3 party supplies on their own platform. How does that work? I mean, that's I think the acquisition or the problem is that people worry that Amazon has become more or less the dominant online retailer. They have some competition Homer, but you know, more or less dominant. So you make it on Amazon are Or you don't make it at all. And if that's the marketplace, the prospect of You come up with successful thing? I don't know Better mousetrap, and then Amazon makes their own copy of it. So the Amazon version of it and then sells it for less. You know, that turns into a sucker's game, and I think that's been the main complaint about Amazon is ah, less that they You know about their competitors or something but more that they have turned the marketplace into something of a rigged game for their own products. Right and a sweet noted Jeff Bezos is the world's richest man. Right now, the company is you outline is just so big. It's hard to even wrap your mind around it. Is there any way you could break up Amazon or hasn't just become too big to break up? That's a good question. You know, it hasn't been subject to a lot of discussion, probably for the reasons you suggest. Most of scrutiny of Amazon is how they treat the marketplace. I think for a true old school antitrust type who just believes that too much power to concentrated should always be broken. Would want to switch, you know, break Amazon into some kind of pieces. One way might be to break off their Web services division, which is a dominant in its space. You could also imagine, as with it and t breaking it into baby Amazons. I guess that are supposed to compete with each other. But I know it hasn't been unlike Facebook and even Google. Has been talks about how would you break them up? Think Amazon. It's been more about can they? Can you get them to run their at their market place better? And then Google. Obviously a search giant and it's become a verb. It's such an intimate part of who we are at this point again. How would you break up Google if you could It's a good question. Let me let me say that Google has come under fire this hearing both from Sicily knee on the idea that they are essentially eating their ecosystem That is to say. You know if you if you like like with Amazon actually similar that if You know, you could come up with a really successful Web service of some kind in your sort of small enough that Google will make a version of it and then send all the traffic to it so that that's the accusation against them. As for you know, what would you do to Google one You could say, don't do that. That's what the Europeans are trying to dio. Another would be to say, Well, listen, it Google, you run the search part and just leave it there. Don't do everything else. Okay. Maybe run Gmail, maybe right maps. But all these other little things that are just clones of other companies. Stay out of that, or make them be independent companies. I should add. By the way, there's you know, I'm maybe we get to this, but there's been AH, Google face us a lot of Republicans during the hearing, talking about different issues. Trying to get Google to admit that it Ah Is too friendly to China. Eyes too unfriendly to the US Pentagon. That's been another theme of this hearing is that I think should be mentioned. Well, you bring up China, and I guess the argument against breaking up these companies is that they're competing against Chinese companies, which In many cases have the backing of the state and there's there's no limit to their monopolistic practices. And so if these are global companies, should there be different rules when it comes to monopoly now than there were, you know, back in the 19th century. Yeah. Or the 20th? Yeah, that is the argument. So you know, kind of goes like this. If you break up Facebook or make fix books, life difficulty the Chinese will take over. It's kind of a national champion like argument. So we have to have our guys. Um I don't find it convincing at all. Last time we heard that kind of argument was when Japan was the all great mighty power that was going to take over everything in America. And they said it so you can't break up the tea and you can't break up IBM. I think we've had a better track record. Forcing American companies to be competitive. It's not breaking them up, at least putting him under heavy scrutiny like Microsoft and hoping a new generation arises. So yeah, I think that's a pretty lame excuse not to enforce the law that put it that way. So what do you think is going to come out of this? You know, I think from what I've heard there was some documents that were coming out of this that nobody has seen. And I think they put more pressure on the administration and also the states to file complaints. I would not be surprised if Google ends up on the receiving end of an antitrust complaint before November. And after this hearing, I wonder of Facebook's gonna get 12 or whether that's going to be something that the election decides. But, yes, I think it adds to the pressure to file actual cases as opposed to talking about it.
The Big Tech Hearing Proved Congress Isn't Messing Around
"The purpose of today's hearing is to examine the dominance of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. Roger the covert 19 pandemic. These corporations already stood out as titans in our economy. As American families shift more of their work, shopping and communications online, These Giants stand to profit. Locally owned businesses. Meanwhile, Mom and pop stores on Main Street facing economic price is unlike any in recent history. Rhode Island Democrat David Cellini, opening today's House hearing with the heads of the world's big tech companies. Amazon's Jeff Bezos out of Apple's Tim Cook, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Google Sunder Pitch I. The foremen faced hours of questions from House lawmakers over whether they've used their superpower status to crowd out competition. And enrich themselves. The House Judiciaries Antitrust committee, which Cellini chairs has been looking into that question for the last year. Joining us to talk about the hearing today is tech expert Tim Woo. He teaches at Columbia Law School and is the author of the book The Curse of Bigness, Anti Trust in the New Gilded Age. Him welcome back to press play. Thanks for having me here. Well, you've argued for a very long time that the's tech giants have gotten too big. What do you think today's hearing accomplished in terms of getting more support to break them up? Well, they I think there are you know, for the first time, putting the most intense documents right in front of them and seeing how they react, and I think what we've gotten out of them, especially on Facebook. Is already some admissions of anti competitive intent that to my mind, make the case for filing a complaint even stronger. And what were some of those admissions that you heard today. Well, Ah. Mark Zuckerberg was questioned about by Jerry Nadler about the his. Ah, why he bought Instagram and pretty much Zuckerberg admitted they were ah, dangerous competitors. We sought to eliminate them at Natalie reminded him that it's illegal to buy off competitors because I don't want to compete with them, and they left it there. But, yeah, that was, I think a big admission and the main thing I've taken from the hearing so far. But isn't that part of business of hostile takeovers and trying to squeeze out the competition isn't part of the American way of doing business, so there's a difference between beating out your competitors and buying them. And since about 18 90. It's been illegal to buy a company just because you're sick of competing with him. You know, you could imagine. Let's take Coke was tired of Pepsi People's Children, Coke and Pepsi, you know and said, All right, forget it. We'll just buy each other and, you know, settle the so so Now it's been illegal since 18 90 or so. Right. So when it comes to Facebook, what about the issues of how it Spreads misinformation, especially campaign misinformation, and, you know, fake news for lack of a better term. Yeah, I know. It hasn't so far. Um, it has a little bit sorry, especially hate speech. I think the big issue there that they're focusing on and Is this idea that that Facebook has an impunity because they have such a secure market position that they're not really afraid of advertising boycotts. They're not really afraid of people leaving That's the least a point that the House representatives were trying to make, and so therefore they don't really have an incentive to clean up their act.
Bezos doesn’t deny Amazon used third-party seller data
"Said that he cannot guarantee that his employees have never used sales data from third party sellers to develop Amazons own products. The Amazon has apologies policy against that practising in the passed. The company has denied that it engages in that practice. Meantime, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel, this is Democratic representative David said Selene, he said these companies as they exist today. Do have monopoly power, and some need to be broken up all need to be heavily regulated. American people confronted monopolise in the past, but the railroads or the oil tycoons or tea and Microsoft, we took action to ensure no private corporation controls our economy or our democracy. We face similar challenges today. This committee is basically wrapping up its a year long investigation. The number of Americans killed by the Corona
Congressman Louie Gohmert tests positive for coronavirus
"A conservative Texas Republican was frequently refused to wear a mask has tested positive for the krone virus. NPR's Claudio Gonzalez reports. Congressman Louis Gohmert learned the news as part of routine screening at the White House today. Louie Gohmert was set to go to West Texas with the president but tested positive. Before the trip. He returned to the capital and from his office, told Texas NBC affiliate K. K. He was tested twice and was positive both times. I don't know where it came from. There. May I have it Go. Mart attended Tuesday's House Judiciary Committee hearing for Attorney General William Bar and he was not wearing a mask. A Justice Department spokeswoman has said bar would be tested for the virus. The committee is working with the attending physician to Congress on next steps for others who've been exposed. Gomer also attended another House hearing on Tuesday cloudy salis NPR NEWS.
Jeff Bezos Touts Amazon's Job Creation Efforts in Congressional Testimony
"Of Big Tech is under scrutiny on Capitol Hill with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple, all appearing before the House Judiciary Committee. Bezos says he's proud of the jobs that Amazon has created. The trust customers put in us every day has allowed Amazon to create more jobs in the United States over the past decade than any other company. Hundreds of thousands of jobs across 42 states. Lawmakers are looking at whether the companies have grown too big and powerful and whether that growth is stifling competition and innovation and raising prices for consumers.
Trump threatens to use executive orders against Big Tech
"Of the four of the largest tech companies air testifying in front of House Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee today. It's the first time all four execs Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Apple's Tim Cook, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg UN's Google's Sundar Pichai have testified together. Antitrust subcommittee chairman Congressman David Cecil. Any of Rhode Island says they're a lot of questions that need to be answered. More than a year ago, this subcommittee launched an investigation into digital markets. Our two objectives have been to document competition problems in the digital economy into evaluate where the current antitrust framework is able to properly address them ahead of that hearing, the president tweeted. If Congress doesn't bring fairness to Big tech, which they should have done years ago, I'll do it myself with executive orders.
Jeff Bezos will testify about how Amazon is the quintessential American company
"Largest tech companies are due to appear before Ah House Judiciary subcommittee on Anna trusted to answer questions about whether they have become and a competitive and won't return. Now to Emily Chang. She is anchor of Bloomberg Tech. We were rudely interrupted before I'm delighted you could be back with us, Emily So let's talk about this. We're talking about the four cos they're all big. They're all tech, but they're actually quite different company. One from the other. How can there be a through line from this investigation on these four different companies? Absolutely, And that's a very good point, David, Each of these CEOs of each of these four companies could have their own multi day hearing. The issues are very different with Facebook. It's misinformation and advertising with Google is advertising and search, which, with Apple, it is The APP store with Amazon. It is how these companies treat third party sellers. Jeff Bezos is somebody that we're really going to be watching here, the CEO of Amazon and also the richest person in the world because he's never testified before Congress before, and there are a lot of people who want to hear what he has to say in his prepared remarks, which were also a little bit different. From the rest. He talked about how his parents invested in Amazon in the early days. A typical and true American success story. He's also the owner of The Washington Post says that that could bring out a little more idolatry from the lawmakers. We don't know, but it's definitely going to be interesting to see how these lawmakers throughout their questions because they could basically ask anyone Anything at any time. So there's a chance that this could be all over the map, especially given that this is a virtual hearing. You're gonna have some of the lawmakers in the room. The hearing has been delayed because they're basically cleaning up from the last hearing. You've got staffers inside now washing it down. But all of the CEOs will be calling in virtually So
"house judiciary" 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" 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" 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" 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" 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" 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" 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" 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" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"The house Judiciary Committee warning that president trump is on the verge of a dictatorship congressman Greg Stanton I served as mayor of one of the largest cities in this country if I had concocted a scheme to withhold public funds to help my own reelection I would be charged with a crime Republicans defended Mr trump's record congresswoman Debbie Lesko conducted closed door hearings in a basement room where he repeatedly blocked Republican Congress members from entering including me rejected Republican witness requests silenced Republicans when they tried to ask witnesses questions CBS news political analyst Leonard Stein hoard what we're seeing unfold before our very eyes is a political Rorschach test in which the two parties see the same ink block of evidence and described almost exact opposite ways CBS news special report on that paper this is W. W. J. newsradio nine fifty at eleven thirty two meantime inspector general Michael Horowitz told Congress that he is concerned about errors made by the FBI as it investigated ties between the trump campaign in Russia CBS news senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge reports for what said when you get to the renewal and the application for the FISA warrant for Carter page the working used was it becomes quote murky and that was the first time I had heard him almost open the door to this question of intent and motivation and whether they were acting based on their own personal beliefs a report found that there were issues with applications to receive and renew warrants to eavesdrop on a former trump campaign aide developments in Lansing tonight sports betting is a pen stroke away from being legal here in Michigan a ten bill package has passed through the house and Senate it will now go to governor Gretchen whispers desk for approval W. W. J. Lansing bureau chief Tim school big has more on what the package includes the last time they said the gaming package to legalize internet in sports betting to a governor he governor Rick Snyder veto this thing governor ridge what more is on board so how much cash to be raised once you get the best legally well they figure between eighty and one hundred fifty million dollars in the sponsors if we could go even higher but of course that would depend on you the legislation reflects a compromise with governor Witmer after lawmakers agreed to a higher tax on gambling then was initially proposed he tried three casinos saw revenue improvement in November the Michigan gaming control board says November numbers were up five point six percent compared to November twenty eighteen a total of one hundred and twenty four million dollars November was also a better month in October this year with revenue of seven point four percent during November to twice three casinos pay just over ten million dollars in gaming taxes to the state and nineteen point seven million dollars to the city of Detroit fiat Chrysler workers overwhelmingly say yes to their tentative agreement W. W. J. auto beat reporter Jeff Gilbert reports C. O. A. W. president Rory gamble says that now ratified deal will live many lines fiat Chrysler says it rewards the dedication of workers while the agreement fits a pattern worked out.
"house judiciary" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Well we will begin tonight with the breaking news articles of impeachment and we will later get to the Justice Department. Inspector General's report released today which did find political leanings among the FBI officials involved in the investigation of the Russian attack on our presidential election. But the Inspector General's report says that the political opinions of F. B. I.. Officials else did not affect any FBI officials judgment about the investigation including including the judgment of the FBI special official agent who revealed to the Inspector General under oath that he was thrilled but Donald Trump won the presidency because he thought Hillary Rick Clinton was a criminal. The Inspector General's report also found a stunning connection between Christopher Steele. And someone he used to call a friend and vodka trump the breaking news. The night is that specific articles of impeachment might be announced by House leadership tomorrow morning. The chairs of the four house. Awesome pitchman inquiry. Committees had a meeting with Speaker. Nancy Pelosi tonight in her office and when the House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman. Eliot Engel left that meeting. He said there will being announcement tomorrow. Morning on impeachment with the relevant committee chairs asked if this announcement would be about articles of impeachment Chairman Angle said. Yeah everything everything in today's impeachment. Hearing in the House Judiciary Committee House Intelligence Committee counsel Daniel Goldman presented the intelligence committees case against Donald Trump. And in making that case Daniel Goldman made a factual statement that every Republican in the room today and every Republican in the House and the Senate has refused fused to admit president trump got caught by early September. The president's scheme was unraveling on September ninth. The intelligence oversight and Foreign Affairs Committees announced an investigation into president trump and Mr John Giuliani's efforts in Ukraine. And later that same day the Intelligence Committee learned that a whistle blower had filed a complaint nearly a month earlier related to some unknown issue but which the president and the White House new related to Ukraine had been circulating among them for some time and then two days later on September eleventh in the face of growing public and congressional scrutiny. President trump lifted the hold on security assistance to crane as with the implementation of the hold. No reason was provided but simply president trump got caught so he released the president trump got caught so oh he released the aid every Democrat making the case against the president should say that every time not one republican admits That president trump got caught every republican pretends that Donald trump out of the goodness of his heart decided to release the aid. That's how every Republican tells the story the Republicans do do not rebut the specific evidence against Donald Trump in their defensive. Donald Trump. That's what they would have to do in a courtroom to win not guilty for Donald Trump and a courtroom the Republicans. I would have to take on every piece of incriminating evidence and at minimum create. A reasonable doubt about that evidence. No Republican has attempted to do that with the evidence against Donald Trump. Whatever Republican does is ignore? Evidence is impossible for a Republican to tell the story of Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine rain without ignoring the most incriminating evidence. Beginning with what the White House transcript. The president's phone call to the president of Ukraine actually says here is the full Republican Defense of Donald Trump in thirty four seconds and it can be recited in thirty four seconds because of all of the important incriminating evidence that the Defensive Donald Trump ignores to transcript is complete inaccurate shows is no quid pro quo no conditionality. That's number one number two. There was no pressure Bozo. Linski and trump has said that repeatedly President Alinsky said that it United the United Nations on September twenty fifth said Subsequent News Articles on October sixth in October tenth and December first number three Ukrainians Alinsky did not know about the pause innate. At the very least at the time of the call and number four no investigations were announced. I was released number one. There is evidence in the phone call. The president did make investigating. Joe Biden a condition for receiving military. Ed there is is much more evidence of that from other witnesses including ambassador Gordon solid who spoke to president trump about it and ambassador William Taylor number two there is clear evidence. The presence Alinsky Skin Ukrainian government officials felt tremendous pressure to publicly announced investigation of Joe Biden and his son. Gordon son testified repeatedly to putting that pressure on presence Kalinski and President Presence Alinsky staff himself for president trump's personal benefit number three. There is very clear evidence that presence Alinsky and Ukrainian officials knew that there was a hold on the military aid at the time presence. Alinsky was on the phone. With president trump number four presence alinsky planned to announce announced an investigation of Joe Biden in an interview on CNN which was cancelled only after the military aid was released and the military aid it was released only after president. Trump got caught. We want to go straight to our important guests tonight for more in the breaking news about articles of impeachment that the the House of Representatives could be revealing articles of impeachment tomorrow morning against President Trump. We're joined now by two members of House. Representatives who are in the verge of casting the most historic votes votes of their careers of vote on the impeachment of the President Democratic Congressman David Selenium Rhode Island is a member of the House Judiciary Committee and was in today's hearing and Democratic Congressman Mike Quigley of Villain Oi he's a member of the House Intelligence Committee and Carson Swinney. What can you tell us about what's going to happen tomorrow morning? Well Lawrence we finish the hearing today today. We heard in detail. The conclusions of the Intelligence Committee investigation where the president clearly put his own personal and political interest ahead of the national interest and attempted to persuade foreign leader to interfere in an American presidential election and leverage taxpayer funds. That have been appropriate bread Congress to accomplish that objective we also heard in in detail about the presence effort to prevent the investigation of this misconduct. And it really strikes at the very heart of our democracy of the right of people able to decide their own future to select their own political leaders. We were here all weekend. We have been engaged in robust discussions. About what the specific articles should look like. We met today after the hearing as a committee to go over the evidence again that we heard. We're GONNA meet again first thing in the morning and continue our work until we have articles of impeachment impeachment ready for consideration by the full committee. Curzon Quigley NBC. News is reporting tonight that they have five sources telling them that there will be probably who articles of impeachment abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The intended to bring those two articles but the sources are cautioning us. Yes that that could change that. This isn't absolutely locked in at this point. Is that your understanding of where where it stands tonight. Look I can make that case. The president's averted. US foreign policy toward Ukraine undermined our national security for personal political gain..
"house judiciary" 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" 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" 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" Discussed on Daily Tech Headlines
"The these are the daily Tech Headlines for Monday September thirtieth twenty nineteen. I'm rich dropping the Wall Street Journal reports that the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Google on September thirteenth enquiring about the company's intention to use any personal data gained with the adoption of the DNS Ns over https protocol otherwise known as H. for Commercial Purposes Since D. O. H. passes DNS data over an encrypted connection. The letter states the committee is were that this would give Google an unfair advantage by denying access to user's data from cable and wireless companies according to a Google spokesperson Google has no plans to centralize allies or change people's DNS providers to Google by default any claim that we are trying to become a centralized encrypted. DNS provider is inaccurate. Google is expected to begin testing yeah which roll out and chrome next month the Wall Street Journal reports that facebook will reportedly pay a minority of publishers whose content is shown on its upcoming new section. According to sources the new section is expected to launch by the end of the year and feature headlines in links from about two hundred publications of which facebook will reportedly pay fees to about fifty organizations facebook is still in content negotiations with publishers into how much content and access would be granted in the new section fees are reportedly as high as three million dollars a year for national publications with a three year contract the co working rental startup we work announced it will withdraw its s one filing as it postponed its initial public offering since announcing its attempt to go public on. August fourteenth the company's Co founder Adam Newman stepped down CEO and deluded his voting power with the company on September temper twenty-fourth in a statement newco CEOS already Minson and Sebastian Gunning Ham said the company will focus on its core business they intend to run we work like a public company and and we'll revisit going public at a later date in its last private valuation we were had been valued at forty seven billion dollars but after filing its s one sources speaking to CNBC NBC said public investors now valuing it below fifteen billion dollars. Reuters reports that by dance makers of the Popular Tick Tock posted revenue of between fifty to sixty billion yuan. That's the equivalent of seven to eight point four billion. US dollars in the first half twenty nineteen according to sources overall for the half half byte dance lost money but reportedly turned a profit in June with Reuters sources confident the company would be profitable in the second half of twenty nine thousand nine according to the information and by dense generated seven point two billion dollars in revenue in two thousand eighteen most revenue reportedly came from China focused products like the news aggregate or Jimmy Tau and the domestic mastic version of TIC TAC doyen. The company also recently launched a search engine a work efficiency APP called Lark and plans launch a paid music streaming APP. A new exploit called checkmate could lead to a permanent unblock jailbreak on hundreds of millions of iphones according to researcher Axiom X. The exploit is a boot around vulnerability that allows hackers access deep enough that apple would be unable to block or patch out the expert with the future software update. This is the first boot Romm level exploit publicly released for an device since the iphone four it works on the iphone four s to the iphone eight and iphone ten so a five through eleven eleven chips for now this is known as a tethered exploit only triggered over USB but possibilities include apple no longer have control through software updates or revoke signatures down. I'm grateful. IOS devices that could be easily rolled back to previous versions of the software doable with multiple versions of IOS and more HP announced the chromebook extra sixty sixty twelve be an extra sixty fourteen be convertible laptops the twelve inch twelve supports the universal styles initiative the first open standard stylus protocol..
"house judiciary" 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" Discussed on The Dworkin Report
"You're listening to worker aboard Scott working today's report features as a key member of the House Judiciary Committee Congressman Steve Cohen from Tennessee who is chairman of its subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Rights Cohen share some key insights with us on this podcast including the real mule reason behind the trump shutdown he also revealed the first autumn pope impeachment hearings which he plans in order to stop Donald Trump's foreign money graft for boring into the president's Greedy Company in less than twenty four hours. The Democrats will take the house in Nancy. Pelosi will be sworn in speaker first woman to hold that Seidel again. It's the moment that the resistance it has been waiting for the cold realization on November ninth twenty sixteen that we will be in for a long hard knocked down dragged out political dog bite against Donald Trump but all of the action Shen is going to unfold in the committee's subcommittee and Representative Cohen has revealed their battle plan exclusively for you are loyal listeners. Not everyone realizes that the Ruby Red State of Tennessee has a Democratic U._S.. Representative Bouza Real Progressive but Representative Cohen filed the most comprehensive bill of impeachment against trump in G._O._P.. Controlled under fifteen congress which he called one of the worst bodies as of all time also explains why there's a strong case in favor of teaching Donald Trump today WHO's choice to put Putin I and work with Russia during the twenty sixteen election is one of the greatest crimes in the history of the United States. Take a listen to my interview with Congressman Steve Cohen Steve Cohen knowing who represents tendencies ninth district including most of Memphis as he's done since two thousand seven after previously serving his community as a state senator since eighty two congressman. Thank you so much for joining us. We spend plenty of time Google in you for this interview review well. There's a lot of stuff out there on the old Google but you you you've been on the forefront of the fight against the Republican parties use of propaganda that is the repeated use of intentional political buys for partisan advantage for for years now but if I your stance caused some backlash do you feel vindicated by your early stance against the G._O._P.'s relentless disinformation campaigns in light of the events of the last few years well I do. I think I've been kind of on the forefront of all of this. I think I was the first person Vitamin back in twenty twenty eleven twenty ten. It's a longtime back the call out the tea party for what they were they came to Washington and they demonstrated and protested and spat on on John Lewis or Emanuel cleaver coming up the capital and I wanNA among them I put on some shades and a baseball cap and was listening to my itunes on my pod and walked among them and looked at them and I could see they were the same type of people that had throwing rocks at the state capital during the income tax issues that come up and Tennessee <hes> provoked by Marsha Blackburn who rallied them up there and they caused chaos and it was just the same anti tax antigovernment borderline racist people that scene for years and Tennessee and it was the same people up there at the United States capitol that was the Tea Party folks and I've been out there on the front lines on trump and and this republican congress which is maybe been the worst one hundred fifty congress is ever running interference for trump helping him in being complicit with him and what I think is going to be shown to be one of the great crimes of history of mankind presidential candidate <hes> involved with the Russians that could be showing my Robert. For you introduced I think five articles of impeachment against trump in a house judiciary Republicans chose obviously cover up his wrongdoing and kick it down kicking the can down a little bit <hes>. I know that House leadership is keeping tight LID. I'm discussions of impeaching trump but in late of his department of Justice calling fell in this month. What do you expect to see happen? In the House Judiciary Committee next year. I think we're GONNA have a great number of hearings on things like emoluments which should come up in the subcommittee which I will chair <hes> constitution civil liberties and civil rights <hes> we'll have hearings on emoluments. We'll have hearing some on voting rights. <hes> we'll have hearings possibly on the pardon power <hes> there are other areas. We'll we'll have hearings all of which we done in consultation with our chairman to to be Jerry Nadler I talked to him about voting rights in emoluments already and there'll be other hearings by the full committee and maybe some of the other committees that might come up and I think they'll be like impeachment hearings if they're not called impeachment hearings because they are the the problem of an impeachment would be violations of emoluments and and <hes> unjust USA pardons and attempts to obstruct justice which may come up as well and some of that would come up in the criminal law subcommittee which Sheila jackson-lee will share. I think she'll have the opportunity to do hearings on things like obstruction of justice and and other surveys currently with Muller's investigation so we'll have those whether there will be a impeachment hearing soon. I don't know eventually there will be one and I say there will be one because trump continues to exhibit and show the need to bring impeachment charges against him and that's why did it in November twenty seventeen <hes> h joint reservoir twenty one <hes> he just keeps keeps doing he doesn't know how to refrain because his life has been one crime <hes> after another one misdeed after another one lie after another and he will continue to do this. He'll continue in my opinion to to interfere with due process to try to Muller's investigation because he can't stand anybody. That's not a sycophant at a lack of when did you. I realize that trump's lengthy relationship with Russia required urgent response by Congress. It's hard to say when I I did. I guess we had suspicions early in medicine administration and they were. I don't think anybody realized it necessarily during the election. Although you know I remember being shocked when he at one of the speeches said Russia if you're listening we're the whatever it was thirty thousand emails and there were some other things that came up <hes> concerning the changes in the Republican Party's ladies platform concerning giving Ukraine offensive weapons and there were certain evidences that were were out there but it wasn't I guess until we started this Congress and he was present began and you started to see so many connections and I guess early on it might have been before they took office where when <hes> Kushner was trying to get back channel <hes> to the White House from Russia and you what is going on here and all the context with Kislyak with sessions with with with Flynn. Can you name it. <hes> it so obvious that <hes> they they they were hoots and then the more and more it goes on in the more you learn just fill obvious and you know Muller's able to put together all the pieces..
"house judiciary" 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.