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Fresh update on "house oversight committee" discussed on Frank Beckmann
"Second recount in Georgia is wrapping up here's Fox is Evan Brown. The second statewide recount of the presidential race in Georgia should be finished by tonight, with preliminary results being posted. This afternoon, says Georgia secretary of State Grand Rapids Burger. We have seen those substantial changes to the results from any county so far. And that's what we expected. I think that's what most other people have, also meaning That results will still show Joe Biden as winning the state and its 16 electoral votes. Evan Brown Fox News Really, Giuliani will appear before a Michigan House committee looking into the election process is in Michigan. The Michigan House Oversight Committee, led by Republicans, the Michigan Democratic Party is calling these hearings reckless and irresponsible. The Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin, discusses the latest move by the White House to provide a covert 19 relief package. This McConnell proposal..
Fresh update on "house oversight committee" discussed on Frank Beckmann
"Frank Beckmann Show News Talk 7 60 wjr. And welcome back into the program. Everybody Was an interesting clip with the governor there Decatur, where, she said. We just We don't know what's going to happen in the future, and we don't know whether we're gonna have to extend these orders that she has in place. But I thought she was relying on data and science so she should know. But we don't get that data and science explain to us. Maybe at some point, we will. At any rate we welcome you back into the Frank Beckmann show. There will be more talk about the election. The recent presidential election that is in the Lansing today. Yesterday, the House Oversight Committee was taking a look it and and listen to some of the testimony about the election and how secure it was here in Michigan and today. The state Senate will do that They will have a very, very special guest testifying and that will be the president's personal attorney. America's Mayor Rudy Giuliani, is scheduled to be there before the state Senate today. The Senate majority Whip Pete Placido, of Shelby Township, on the other end of our line right now, and as the oversight committee gets set to hold this Hearing about possible election fraud. It's It's got to be really, really a tense time up there for.
Fresh update on "house oversight committee" discussed on Fox News
"It's inexcusable for us to leave town. And not have an agreement. West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin in Maine Republican Susan Collins outlined up $908 billion proposal. It is absolutely essential that we pass emergency relief. The proposal includes provisions asked for by Democrats and Republicans, including funding for state and local governments and short term liability protections from covert related litigation on Capitol Hill, Jared Halpern Fox News, The CDC is expected to release new guidance today, producing covert 19. Quarantine time, Fox News has learned. That'll be seven days for those who received a negative test in 10 days for those who have not been tested. President elect Joe Biden plans to take part in a virtual roundtable discussion today with workers and small business owners affected by the Corona virus pandemic. Trump Campaign Attorney Rudy Giuliani continues to contest election results in several states. He's expected to address the Michigan House Oversight committee today. Arizona Senator elect Mark Kelly will be sworn in today and the annual lighting with the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is set for this evening. Pandemic or no pandemic. The lighting of the Christmas tree.
Fresh update on "house oversight committee" discussed on The Paul W. Smith Show
"Be involved in distribution. Rudy Giuliani is set to appear appear before a Michigan House committee. Looking through into the election process is that's the Michigan A House oversight committee. It's led by Republicans. Giuliani and the Trump campaign, of course, charged mass fraud in the election. Although numerous lawsuits have been unsuccessful, the Michigan Democrats called these hearings reckless and irresponsible. Many of those who appeared before the oversight committee yesterday and last evening say they witnessed irregularities and fraud in Detroit. Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parse. Cal says the legal fights challenging the election results were planned long in advance with the assumption that voter fraud would be rampant. But somewhere along the line, he says, those plans were dropped in there and then.
Fresh update on "house oversight committee" discussed on The Paul W. Smith Show
"Document unsealed by a federal judge released few specifics about the scheme. But it did show plans for someone to hand over a large political contribution in exchange for a presidential pardon. Although names were hidden, the DOJ was allowed to see some emails that provided more information. Prosecutors say they plan to confront people named in those e mails. The scheme comes around the time when an outgoing president traditionally considers whom he will grant clemency to President. Trump has already pardoned his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. In all, Scott Fox News, Rudy Giuliani said to appear before a Michigan House committee, which has been looking into the election process is the Michigan House Oversight Committee, led by Republicans began its work yesterday, Joe Biden is unveiled his various economic advisers in White Lake Township. They're fighting porch pirates during this big holiday shopping season by letting people in White Lake Township Direct their deliveries not to their homes, but to the police station where people would then pick it up. Well, Tom Izzo Gotta win against Coach K. Last night, the Spartans held on to a 75 69 win over Duke in a college basketball tournament. The world Market update sponsored by Mother Waddles. Don't eat your car to Mother Wattles and help the poorest of the poor call 313 wattles. The Asian markets are mixed. London is up, but New York is down. The Dow Jones implied open is down. 103 4 WJR news. I'm Decatur more coming up with Kevin deeds..
House Democrats protest GSA delay in transition
"Some key house Democrats are calling in the head of the government services administration for an explanation on why she hasn't started the presidential transition process for Joe Biden GSA administrator Emily Murphy was appointed by president trump and is now being summoned for a briefing on why she hasn't begun transition activities nor release the funding required by law to allow a transition to a bite in administration the leaders of the house oversight committee say the delay is having grave affects undermining the orderly transfer of power impairing the incoming administration's ability to respond to the corona virus pandemic along with the economic crisis and national security the committee could require Murphy and others to testify in a public hearing Jackie Quinn Washington
Postal worker withdraws claim that ballots were backdated in Pennsylvania, officials say.
"Pennsylvania postal worker who guarded Republican attention over allegations that officials tampered with mail in ballots in the swing state has recanted his client. The House Oversight Committee announced Tuesday that Richard Hopkins went back on his assertion that a postmaster and airy Pennsylvania told workers to backdate ballots mailed after election day after he was questioned by U. S. Postal Service inspector General Those claims have been widely touted by Republicans and we're at the heart of a letter from South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham to the Justice Department, urging it to open a federal probe.
U.S. postal worker recanted allegations of ballot tampering, officials say
"Postal worker who claim voter fraud in a battleground state is now disavowing those claims. Pennsylvania postal worker who claim the eerie postmaster instructed employees to backdate ballots mailed after Election Day has recanted his story, according to the Democratic led House Oversight Committee. Republican lawmakers passed along an affidavit signed by postal workers Richard Hopkins to the Justice Department. But the oversight committee now says when the Postal Service inspector general interviewed Hopkins, he recanted his allegations without an explanation. President Trump's campaign has filed election related lawsuits in several battleground states.
House Oversight to investigate postmaster general about campaign donations
"Hill. Congressional Democrats are moving ahead with an investigation into the postmaster general as NPR's Windsor Johnston tells us The enquiry comes in the wake of published reports that former employees of Louis to Joy said they felt pressured to make campaign contributions to Republican candidates. The House oversight Committee is calling on the Postal Service Board of Governors to immediately suspend to joy pending further inquiry. Joy is accused of pressuring employees at his former business to donate to Republican candidates and then reimburse their contributions through bonuses to joy, who testified before the committee last month, was asked about whether he had paid back his former employees for donations to President Trump's campaign. He denied the accusation.
"house oversight committee" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Popular actor and former wrestler Dwayne the Rock. Johnson says he and his family have tested positive for the Corona virus. We get the latest now from Hollywood joined, Johnson says his world was rocked when he and his family all tested positive for covert. 19, The former pro wrestler, an actor says he was shocked after hearing that he, his wife and their two young daughters all had the disease caused by the new Corona virus. In an 11 minute plus clip on Instagram. Johnson said Having the illness was one of the most challenging and difficult things that he and his family have ever had to endure. Johnson says his daughters were able to bounce back relatively quickly after having sore throat for a couple of days. But he says he and his wife had what he describes as a rough go with the virus, he says they're all better. Now I'm Oscar Wells, Gabriel breaking news and analysis townhall dot com The House Oversight Committee is calling back Postmaster General to joy for records about widespread delays to mail delivery. We get the latest from correspondent Keith Piers. Democratic Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney subpoenaed to joy because, she said he has not sufficiently answered the committee's request for information. A spokesman for the Postal Service is the agency will comply. The joy has said election male is his number one priority and that he will authorize expanded overtime and extra truck trips to help deliver balance..
"house oversight committee" Discussed on WDTK The Patriot
"Dwayne the Rock. Johnson says he and his family have tested positive for the Corona virus. We get the latest now from Hollywood joined, Johnson says his world was rocked when he and his family all tested positive for covert. 19, The former pro wrestler, an actor says he was shocked after hearing that he, his wife and their two young daughters all had the disease caused by the new Corona virus. In an 11 minute plus clip on Instagram. Johnson said Having the illness was one of the most challenging and difficult things that he and his family have ever had to endure. Johnson says his daughters were able to bounce back relatively quickly after having sore throat for a couple of days. But he says he and his wife had what he describes as a rough go with the virus, he says they're all better. Now I'm Oscar Wells, Gabriel breaking news and analysis townhall dot com The House Oversight Committee is calling back Postmaster General to joy for records about widespread delays to mail delivery. We get the latest from correspondent Keith Piers. Democratic Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney subpoenaed to joy because, she said he has not sufficiently answered the committee's request for information. A spokesman for the Postal Service is the agency will comply. The joy has said election male is his number one priority and that he will authorize expanded overtime and extra truck trips to help deliver balance. Minnesota man who attended the 10 Day Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota last month has died from Cove in 19. It's the first reported Corona virus death that might be linked to the biker rally. Least 290. People in 12 states have tested positive for the Corona virus since attending the rally. Mohr at townhall dot com. I'm Rhonda Rocks, Tre. If you're in HR here, probably wearing a lot of hats, Recruiter,.
House subpoenas Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over mail delays
"By the House Oversight Committee, Democratic led panel is investigating operational changes that have slowed down mail delivery committee chair Carolyn Maloney. Is that joy has not sufficiently answered questions provided documents about those changes. The joy has testified twice in recent weeks about the removal of collection boxes and sorting machines. Joy suspended some changes until after the election amid concerns the actions would undermine expanded vote by mail operation boxes. Jared Helper, and they called him Tom Terrific,
House committee to subpoena Postmaster General DeJoy over withholding documents from Congress
"Panel is planning to issue a subpoena to Postmaster General Lewis to joy amid concerns about the potential for delays linked to mail in voting. W T. O P S. Mitchell Miller is on Capitol Hill, the chair of the House Oversight Committee, New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney had warned the postmaster general of a subpoena during his most recent appearance before lawmakers Mr de Joy You're withholding information from us concealing documents and down plane, the damage that you're causing another Democrat on the panel. Virginia Congressman Jerry Connolly says D. Joyce's testimony left lawmakers with more questions than answers to Joy has denied he has sought to undermine mail in voting or do anything to impede delivery of ballots ahead of the election. He sent the committee a letter last Friday stating he thought his testimony had clarified issues Lawmakers sought to address
Judge extends deadline to return absentee ballots in Georgia
"Ordered Georgia to extend the deadline for accepting absentee ballots postmarked by Election Day. The postmaster general has urged mail in voters to send ballots back at least a week before Election Day. Members of the House committee say Postmaster Lewis to Joy missed a deadline to give them more information. After his recent congressional hearings. The House Oversight Committee wants documents about recent postal changes that were put on hold after complaints about delays, and it's now signaling but intends to subpoena to Joy
USPS to receive subpoena for mail delay, voting documents in House Oversight inquiry
"The House oversight Committee plans to subpoena post matter. Postmaster General Lewis to joy for documents involving delays off the male to Joy recently spent two days testifying before House and Senate hearings and vowed to fix the delays. He rejected allegations from Democrats that he's trying to slow down the mail to help President Trump's reelection
House approves additional $25 billion for U.S. Postal Service
"The House of Representatives voted on a bill Saturday to provide twenty, five billion dollars to the US Postal Service and halt any plan changes amidst growing fears that trump is attempting to hinder the delivery of mail in ballots. Ahead of November's election, the vote came one day after postmaster general. Lewis. Did Joy. AH, trump mega donor testified before the Senate about recent that the postal service. This is Michigan Senator Gary Peters questioning to troy. You'll be bringing back any mail sorting machines that have been removed Since you become postmaster general any of those comebacks, there's no intention to do that. Then not needed sir. So you will not bring back any processors the not needed sir. Postal workers in Washington State and Dallas Texas said they had the NOORD orders. And reinstated. Mail sorting machines. Meanwhile, The Washington Post reports over five, hundred, thirty, four, thousand mail in ballots were rejected across twenty three states. During this year's primaries nearly a quarter of those in battleground states to joyous testifying before the House Oversight Committee
House approves additional Postal Service funding while Trump threatens veto
"Rare Saturday session for Congress as the House passed a measure from Democrats to rescue the US Postal Service. The bill promises $25 billion to shore up the post office ahead of November's election. When it is expected to handle a surge of mail in ballots because of the pandemic. It would also reverse recent changes that have slowed down mail delivery. Although the bill was expected to pass correspondent Suzanne Malveaux says there were some surprise. The final vote was 2 57 Democrats to 31. That story here is 26 Republicans joined them. This was an indictment. Of the Trump administration and outright rejection of the GOP leaderships messaging, the talking points and what we have heard before that. Somehow this was a hoax. It was a sham. It was a scam that there was no reality behind the really concern of what was happening in terms of the Postal Service's ability to deliver the mail What we saw Anecdotally from Republicans and Democrats was that their constituents and their voters were complaining. They were saying, We are not getting our packages. We're not getting our prescriptions on. We are very concerned about this. We even saw the chair of the oversight Committee House Oversight Committee. Carolyn Maloney today presenting new documents from Internally from the Postal Service, saying that yes, about 10% of the male had slowed down in terms of its delivery that it wasn't being processed on time. Well. The measure is far from a done deal, despite its approval in the House because the Republican led Senate is unlikely to even vote on it. And the White House has threatened to veto it if it even got that far. The Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer. He's calling on the Senate to put the bill on the floor and pass it as soon as possible to save the Postal Service and quote to protect our democracy. President. Trump has repeatedly claimed that voting by mail is vulnerable to fraud, although he nor his campaign have produced zero evidence of that.
Postmaster general testifies before Senate panel
"Facing public backlash. Postmaster General Lewis to Joy will start his testimony any moment now. About disruptions in mail delivery before a Senate committee on Monday. The joy is scheduled to testify before the House Oversight Committee chair of that panel, Democratic Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney. Says she has several concerns about what the joy has been doing at the post office and questions the joys qualifications. First of all, he shouldn't have become the postmaster general. In the first place. Usually the postmaster general is non partisan and comes through the postal ranks. Up is one qualification is that he's a mega donor to President Trump. His wife is under consideration to be the ambassador to Canada.
"house oversight committee" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"House Oversight Committee on sweeping changes to the Postal Service. This is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Cut, Ri says short, calling lawmakers backto work to vote on legislation blocking those changes. Concerned not only about how cost cutting measures could have slowed the delivery of male but the impact that could have on November's election and now legal action could be coming from a group of attorneys. General sources tell ABC News that attorneys general from Virginia, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Minnesota and Washington all Democratic attorneys general are having ongoing conversations about how to sue the Trump administration in an effort to protect operation. Sins of the United States. Postal Service sources say the group from at least six states is expected to announce legal action as soon as this week. Democrats on Capitol Hill are demanding an urgent hearing next week, requesting the postmaster General Lewis to Joy testified before Congress to Joy's under scrutiny for cutting back costs and over time. Catherine Folders. ABC NEWS Washington US Corona virus Death toll now topping 170,000 school scramble to prevent further infections upon re opening in New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, saying that schools will do whatever it takes to keep students and educators safe. What's the hand sanitizer of the wipes or soap? You name it face shields. Uh, surgical mask. Whatever our educators need, Whatever the staff needs, whatever kids need, we're going to make sure it's their president. Trump is in the Midwest today, stopping in Minneapolis to speak at an event with small business owners who suffered damage in riots following the May death of George Floyd while he was in police custody. My message to Minnesota is clear. I'm here to help you. We will bring back law in order to your community. We will bring it back and we'll bring it back immediately. This as the Democratic National Convention is set to begin tonight, same city and although it will be mostly virtual Wall Street, the Dow down 60 points at this.
Democrats Call on Postmaster DeJoy to Resign
"Is railed against mail in voting the House Oversight Committee today, calling on Postmaster General Lewis to joy to testify a week from tomorrow and produce documents related to changes at the post office. Bit amid reports of sorting machines and mailboxes being removed even as a record number of Americans are expected to vote by mail this year. Democrats calling on the new postmaster General Lewis to Joy to resign Congressman Adam Schiff tweeting. He's slow delivery banned overtime and decommissioned mail sorting machines right before the election during a pandemic. Protesters filling the streets outside the joy's home. Carrying signs reading Don't Stamp out democracy. ABC is Rachel Scott in Bedminster, New Jersey, where the president this weekend called mail in voting a disgrace and will make our country a laughingstock all over the world. His words Resident
Trump administration overspent on ventilators by as much as $500 million, Democrats' report says
"New this evening Internal emails and documents obtained by the House Oversight Committee show the White House overspent on ventilators by about 1/2 $1,000,000,000. NBC News reports that the administration failed to enforce Ah contract with a major medical manufacturer, delayed negotiations and overpaid for tens of thousands of the devices as officials from some of the biggest states were warning of ventilator shortages. President Trump has repeatedly pointed to his administration's distribution of ventilators as a success story. But the news raises questions about an estimated $3 billion in taxpayer money spent on the
Trump administration overspent on ventilators by as much as $500 million
"Internal emails and documents obtained by the House Oversight Committee show The White House overspent on ventilators by as much as $500 million. NBC News reports the administration failed to enforce AH contract with a major medical manufacturer delayed negotiations and overpaid for tens of thousands of devices as officials from some of the biggest states were warning of ventilator shortages. President Trump has repeatedly pointed to his administration's distribution of venom lasers as a success story. He was speaking. In Florida earlier tonight Country. The Amazing thing is we started with very few and not one person that needed a ventilator did not get a ventilator. So that's a pretty amazing statistic that the news raises concerns about an estimated $3 billion in taxpayer money spent on the
New York primary results on hold as Eliot Engel trails badly and Carolyn Maloney faces tight race
"Progressive democratic candidates say they're optimistic about the outcome of key primary elections yesterday Kentucky in New York but voters might not learn the results of key races for days because the corona virus pandemic caused a surgeon absentee and mail in ballots well what we learned is that election nights in America quickly turning into election weeks as we await those kinds of results and as we do wait it looks like to New York City congressman who lied key house committees are fighting for their political lives and one closely watched race educator Jamaal Bowman currently leads sixteen term incumbent Eliot Engel the chairman of the house foreign affairs committee Bowman has surged in recent weeks thanks in part to the increased attention on racial justice nationwide meanwhile congresswoman Carolyn Maloney who represents part of Manhattan she leaves the house oversight committee and hold just a narrow lead over Suraj Patel a younger liberal opponent the she defeated back in twenty
HHS watchdog defends April report on PPE shortages that drew Trump's wrath
"An inspector general who's being replaced by president trump is briefing members of Congress today in the wake of a report that found critical shortages of medical supplies WTOP's Mitchell Miller with more on that today on the hill we follow the facts wherever they need we are impartial and what we do Christy Graham the deputy inspector general at health and Human Services who issued the report on medical supply shortages in April a few weeks later president trump announced his plans to replace her in her testimony to the house oversight committee she says HHS has addressed issues raised in that report which was criticized by Republican Jim Jordan I'm deeply concerned with the fall methodology that HHS so IG used to create this bias report Virginia Democrat Gerry Connolly and other lawmakers have introduced legislation that would provide more protections for inspectors general to ensure that the IG age are able to conduct their work free from political retaliation on Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTOP
Lawmakers order 5 companies to return PPP loans "immediately"
"Right the house oversight committee committees do select coronavirus oversight panel has now sent officially five different letters to companies today asking them to return the loan they received from the paycheck protection program also known as PPP this was obviously set up during the pandemic to aid struggling key words small businesses the letters have now asked each of the companies to court immediately returned alone given out under the program so that these funds may be used to support truly small businesses that are struggling to survive during the corona virus crisis the move which stands as the first official action taken by the newly created oversight panel comes amid an outcry over how the funds have been distributed with someone's going to chain restaurants one of them we saw was rich Chris take house which took a beating public opinion wise video check Jack giving their money back in the list goes on and on then you had publicly traded corporations that have hundreds of millions of dollars in their bank accounts they got these loans people were furious now while the loans going to publicly traded companies as have been just a small fraction of the money going out the door they have generated outsize media scrutiny some people claim a list of which private companies got the money has also been released by the small business association administration
Trump rails against 'witch hunts' after Pelosi announces committee to oversee coronavirus response
"House speaker Pelosi creating a special house oversight committee to examine the government's response to the outbreak president trump says now is not the time to be political witch hunt after a weekend test the
"house oversight committee" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Forty more stimulating talk this is the most Kelly show president trump's lawyers were arguing in a federal appeals court yesterday that the house oversight committee has no power to regulate the office of the president they were in court to fight a subpoena for the sub for the the democratically controlled house oversight committee had submitted to make trump show his personal financial records including his taxes when asked by the judge whether it's the case that the committee has no power to regulate the office of the president the president's lawyers responded the answer is yes quote when it comes to the president the person in the office are one and the same it is impossible to distinguish the two close quote I don't know about I don't know how sound that legal reasoning is but I do know that the house oversight committee does have oversight of the president it's written into the constitution I don't know how that case is going to play out but if anything is going to delay and delay and delay and let's just say trump is or is not successful with Rick it really doesn't matter let me bring this to California as that fight goes on California legislature has overwhelmingly passed a measure requiring all presidential and gubernatorial candidates to release their tax returns to get on this is the important part the primary ballot in other words the president trump does not show his taxes according to the presidential tax transparency and accountability act then president trump would not be allowed on the primary ballot in the civil what what does this mean well it just means as the primaries go through in this it's sort of a fate accompli is just assumed since he's the sitting president and no one really is opposing him in theory I could get on the ballot if I were to register as Republican run for president I can get on the ballot in California and conceivably yeah in a given if they're not enough right it's conceivably and here's what it comes down to if trump had a serious primary challenger I know bill weld is in the race but that's not a serious primary challenger I know that Justin Ammash the congressman in Michigan who recently announced the party but conceivably could get back in and run for president you would not be a serious contender though so the president does not have a serious primary challenger if he did this would matter but he doesn't so it won't might it matter going forward yeah if the word open election if it was an open seat and you have like last time in twenty sixteen when you had a bunch of candidates vying for California as a primary stating you had let's say you had ten to fifteen campus like you want to on the democratic side and you had to fifteen on the Republican side and they needed California and you could not get on the ballot in California because of this law during the primaries that could swing a nomination just California alone and there are other states which are trying to adopt this as well this will have more of an effect if and only if if president trump were reelected in twenty twenty in villa twenty twenty four if enough states have disable all then it can really impact the primaries but it's not going to have any real effect twenty sixteen I mean in twenty twenty it's just not because there's no real Republican challenger to president trump who could seemingly or possibly beat him in the primaries you may see the start to think well they're gonna try to keep troubled about it no it's not the general election it's not going to affect or impact the electoral college the only thing it's going to impact is the Democrats self esteem this is the most callous okay if I am six forty more stimulating talk Mike's pave the news mayor Garcetti in policing Michael Moore's say local police will not assist ice agents during immigration raids expected this weekend county officials have advised the illegal immigrants certifies agents show up they might show a warrant before entering the home president trump and federal immigration officials say the raids are targeting about two thousand the illegal.
"house oversight committee" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"One, the house oversight committee voted to hold it Torney general William bar, and commerce secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of congress. That's after they ignored subpoenas for documents related to the decision to citizenship. Question to the twenty twenty centers earlier today, President Trump executive privilege on the matter to. MS thirteen street, gang member was sentenced today to fifty five years in prison for his role in the massacre of four young men. In April of two thousand seventeen prosecutors say eighteen year old ho soup portfolio with sentenced after pleading guilty to racketeering charges. He said they were killed believing that the others were rival gang members three Connecticut state police dive team, began searching of body of water as part of the investigation into the disappearance of the new Canaan mother of five missing since may twenty four year old Jennifer Delos has not been seen since she dropped her children off all five of them at school. That day. The lake in Avon that was being searched was a place. She and her estranged husband and children would often go in a quiet community in Dix hills. Police are investigating the shooting death of a seventy four year old man WCBS this Soviet hall spoke with Michael Wallace and Steve Scott on the afternoon around police telling you say, this was not a home invasion, gone wrong, instead Armendariz was targeted. Authorities say when neighbors on pen drive did not see the seventy four year old four few days. They contacted reese's adult son, the adult son found his father dead shot in the head the lead investigator says they're now looking into reece's personal relationships and finances to try and solve his murder, so feel, what do we know about the victim? Well neighbors are very upset as you can imagine here on pen drive in Dix hills. And those I spoke with all told me the same thing he loved gardening and his home is beautifully landscaped, and he did it all himself. He did have some tragedies in his life. Another neighbor said many years ago, his seventeen year old son died in a car, crash and not long after he also lost his wife wreath was a retired contractor, who I'm also told spent a lot of time with his girlfriend, and we understand it. Somebody saw someone suspicious. That's correct. The resident who lives across the street from where the murder occurred told me it was around Tuesday at three thirty. He saw men. In fact, he told police all this, I described him as about six feet tall in his twenties. And he saw him walking out of the victims driveway. And then he just continued walking away down the street. The neighbor said he had no vehicle..
"house oversight committee" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"The house oversight committee voted twenty four fifteen dollars attorney general William bar, and commerce secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for failing to turn over documents related to adding citizenship question on the twenty twenty cents Michigan congresswoman sheet to Toledo, who represents a largely black district in Detroit, says Republicans know that including citizenship question on the census will hurt Democrats is because you don't want communities like mine being represented here in this chamber equally. Ohio, congressman Jim Jordan says asking about citizenship is commonsense. Oh, ask any person anywhere across this country walking down the street walk up to him and say, hey, do you think on the census, we should ask how many citizens are in the country are asked are you a citizen, every single person, you will encounter will say, well, yeah. Of course, we should ask that the supreme court is expected to rule on the league Allie of the citizenship question by the end of the month. Hong Kong police have used tear gas pepper spray and high pressure water hoses against protesters who've laid siege to government buildings to oppose a contentious. Extradition, bill. Thousands of protests have blocked entry to Hong Kong government center doing a session on the proposed extradition Bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns of greater Chinese control erosion of civil liberties in the territory. The protesters the float onto a major downtown road as overtime barriers, and tussle with police outside the building the little so houses that chain where lawmakers discussed the Bill which would allow criminal suspects in Hong Kong to be sent for trial in mainland China, I'm Charleston with at least seventy.
"house oversight committee" Discussed on WRVA
"The house oversight committee voted to hold attorney general William bar in commerce secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for defying a congressional subpoena related to the twenty twenty cents a citizenship question. Michigan congressman just in a mosh was the lone Republican to vote in favor of the resolution prior to the vote. President Trump under the request of the Justice department exerted executive privilege over the subpoena documents the committee vote now sends a contemporary solution to the full house. Washington Post is citing anonymous sources who say, former Trump aide hope Hicks has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary committee next one's day. It's would be the first former Trump to testified before the committee, which is looking into whether the president tried to. Obstruct, a probe into Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election earlier this month, White House instructed Hicks, not to cooperate with the congressional subpoena for documents related to her White House service, these sources say the testimony will occur behind closed doors, but a transcript will be released to the public a house committee today unanimously approved extending health benefits to nine eleven attack. First responders after the funds ran out ABC's Andy Field says the next hurdle is getting it passed in the Senate with a Mona live health fund extension virtually guaranteed now in the democratically controlled house. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer hopes Mitch McConnell will block it. I am imploring pleading even begging to leader McConnell to put this Bill on the floor immediately after it passes. The house Schumer says some members of congress said caring for nine eleven responders was too expensive, or it was a New York problem not theirs. The first defendant, sentenced in the college cheating scam. Voided prison. Here's ABC's Qatar ski federal prosecutors said, former Stanford sailing coach John van damore deserved prison time, and read letters from high school students worried, the college admission system is rigged, a slap on the wrist instead of real punishment. The prosecutor said shortchanges those kids, the defense Advanta, more should not be made into an example. And the judge said the coach was among the least culpable defendants in the case she sentenced him to two.
"house oversight committee" Discussed on KCRW
"Of the house oversight committee, at a hearing today on whether to hold attorney general William bar, and commerce secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt? They have refused to hand over documents about the proposed citizenship question on the next census and today, President Trump invoked executive privilege to block the release of those documents. Joining us now to talk about Trump's power to invoke that privilege is John Michaels. He's a constitutional law professor at UCLA walkman, the show. Thank you for having. All right. Well, this is a hot political topic. This census citizenship question, because this court is currently deciding on it, and has about a couple of weeks to issue its decision. Do you know what these documents are? The president doesn't want to hand handover show. Obviously, we don't know the specific details, but the concern and the reason what motivates the interest here is that there might have been discussions. Particularly between the commerce and Justice department about how an additional question put on the census form might encourage or discourage, I should say certain communities from from announcing themselves, and being counted, which matters for a vote represent for, for electric election districting, and for fully recognising, particularly black and Brown communities and their, their numbers and the American policy. And the concern is that there was the motivation of adding assistance of question was specifically to suppress those voices. Right. And so the Justice department saying no, no, no. This is in order to enforce the Voting Rights Act to protect the rights of minorities, and lower courts have have really been skeptical of that argument and have ruled against the Justice department. But it does appear that the supreme court, they're leaning towards believing the Justice department on this. Right. It. You know, it's always hard to figure out what the court's gonna do ahead of time this court, regardless of the politics of the moment, seems comfortable with broad, sir. Sims of executive power at the same time this this supreme court also seems concerned about administrative power about allowing too much deference to agencies in their in their decision making. So it's, it's really not obvious how the court will come down on the marriage here. Let's talk about this executive privilege invoked today, the president decided to, to assert it and say, no, we're not going to hand over these documents is there anyone that says to him before he does that. No. You can't do that. This is part of the job congress to request in review. These documents. Yeah. Ideally, and I don't think it'd be such a high deal to, to hope for I just general practice in situations, where the president wants to conceal as much as possible of the deliberative process, and that's that's understandable. But there has to be kind of a give and take the public has a right to know congress needs to know, conversation constitutional right to know an obligation to know I'm so usually what would happen in a situation like this is the president kind of asked for the moon and the folks around him or her would say, well, you know, this is not exactly how you can invoke executive privilege and usually pertains to matters of national security, which this really isn't it usually has to do with sensitive White House deliberations, which, again, this doesn't seem to be it seems to be about discussions between two agencies. I mean, hopefully in that situation folks in the Justice department and folks in the White House counsel would be treading a little bit more carefully than we've seen this, this. Ministration do from pretty much day one. So the first step would simply be to tone, down the rhetoric and hope for it very at the very least a negotiated settlement, where some information is turned over to congress, but not all information that's usually how these things work out. But in this case, that's not happening in this case as in seemingly other cases, that feel feel a lot like this one, we don't have what I think a lot of folks of the commentary the commentary at would call adults in the room. There doesn't seem to be much, much of a commitment to maintain the high standards that, that used to apply to the Justice department, and even in most circumstances, the White House counsels. Well, isn't this an interesting situation in that the, the people who would normally be given given giving him advice on executive privilege are in the Justice department? But in this case, the Justice department is involved in this very. Question this very issue that we just discussed this before the supreme court, and also this very issue of whether or not it's justification for adding the census question was was legally, justifiable was accurate in terms of enforcing the Voting Rights Act. So is there a conflict of interest here? Yeah. That's a great point. And one would hope if that the fact of the department was in from day, one was would kind of what kind of have intervened right away with the Commerce Department and say, hey, this looks a little fishy. If indeed the allegations of what, what's contained in these documents is, is at all accurate, and that the Justice department from day, one should have been saying, this seems like a effort voter suppression or this seems to be informed by. Yeah. There seems to be some racial animus motivating this. Let's really tread carefully. So he did have that moment intervene when they didn't intervene at that point. I think you're right. They're much less likely to be kind of fair brokers honest brokers in this car. Context. And again, it also the executive, the Justice department is, is, is under scrutiny by congress on a number of grounds. So the may wanna just put up a unified front and invoke an overarching executive privilege in this case in order to insulate themselves from any number of other inquiries, that built the House Judiciary committee and other committees are looking at that also touch upon potential improprieties, that have been if not perpetrated by the Justice department that the Justice department has been kind of complicit in right? Right. And so the house yesterday voted to hold attorney general bar, and Don, Mcgann the former White House counsel in contempt for failing to comply with these other subpoenas. So can a person, namely the attorney general beheld and contempt repeatedly for multiple issues. Presumably, we don't see this much. So you know, there's not a lot of case law here. There's not a lot of standoffs that actually get to this point. They said, usually if not cooler heads prevailing, the arrive at some begrudging settlement, it is possible, that we see multiple counts of contempt. Then the question becomes, well, let's be brought to the courts, will the courts require essentially, enjoying the officials in order to no longer be in contempt to provide information that congress requested in the first place. And we've seen a little of that already with subpoenas for the president's financial documents that was that went to the district court in, in Washington DC, and in that case which was a few months ago. The court did say no, you have to turn over these documents. It was a pri- private party holding in that the attorney general, but. But in this case, I guess the question would go would work its way up to the supreme court, right. Whether or not the president has to turn over these documents related to the but that's the case, the court itself is deciding so doesn't court itself have a conflict of interest in a way not necessarily we do. See these there's, there's what's called the merits of the case. And that's currently the litigation that you refer to, in our kind of opening to our conversation, which is, is this question, regardless of the circumstances upon which was arrived at this question on the census for them. Is it essentially, as a kosher, under the standard of the, the way the statute is written in our understanding of what an agency has to do to act in a non arbitrary non capricious fashion? But then there's these kind of other questions, which was a which are, you know, was the procedure that was used to arrive at that question was that itself, kosher, and in this case, where there was a process. Somehow tainted by considerations of things that are unconstitutional as a war. I'm so this isn't this isn't I don't think as a conflict per se. It's something that ports have to deal with regularly. There are potentially other issues with the court and the fact that two members of the court are recent Trump appointees that, you know, one could speculate on. But I don't think that's that's really at issue in this particular case. Okay. So what's the next step, do you think when it? Oh, yeah. I guess we'll see what happens, whether there's a kind of last minute deal, or whether the House Judiciary committee has to move forward, hold the officials in contempt. And if if there's no executive branch response to that contempt order, which, I don't think there would be presumably, this would have to be litigated and the courts seemed to be showing capacity and an interest in resolving these relatively quickly, but even a quick court is we're still talking months. So this could this could play out for some time. And at any, any one of those moments, one side or the other could back down and reach a settlement. So I mean this could play out to supreme court it could be. But it also could be resolved that, you know, any, any moment in the process, depending on how the wind seems to be blowing for in terms of the politics. When you say months, that would be presumably after the court decides on the census question, because they have this couple of weeks before the term ns. That's correct. Or they could hold it over to the next calendar. The next term, it's, it's a really hard thing to do in this particular case, because the census, as you know, is every ten years, and we gotta get moving in order to get that process underway. So this isn't a lot of regulation is, is pressing. But it doesn't have the same time pressures that we have with a ten year census, so it would be, there would be a I think pressure to, to do everything on an expedited fashion. But we're running to the very end of the term the supreme court kind of close up shop and in the end of June. UCLA constitutional law, professor John Michaels. Thanks for joining us today. Thank you. Coming up that del Mundo its leader is sitting in jail here, accused of sex crimes look at how this church became so popular in the Mexican immigrant community here that's next on press play. It's twelve eighteen KCRW. There's a cigarette on the Golden State freeway in Burbank. A big rig is broken down in the number three lane on.
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"Was back on the job today. Eric stark was shot in the chest. He says he looks forward to driving the same route on sound point way. President Trump says there soon could be another meeting between him and North Korea's Kim Jong UN with that and other developments on the presidential beat we go to ABC's Andy Field. But Andy, I'm not even sure if North Korea would be the number one thing to talk about today, because really there were so many things now with the House Democrats green-lighting plan to allow committee chairs to enforce subpoenas that are being ignored by the Trump administration. Listen, we're talking about the durability of our constitution. Whether it actually works anymore, whether president could ignore clauses in the constitution, which says the house and the Senate have the thirty for oversight over the executive branch, and when they issue, a subpoena, you have to answer it. You have to come to congress and testify that is how it works. That's what the constitution says, and that is what the Trump administration has been ignoring for the better part of this year, logic Cummings who's head of the house oversight committee says that he claims the Trump administration is not giving them a one single piece of paper they requested and it's not just about the Russian investigation. We're talking about investigations into how the administration responded to the hurricane crisis in Puerto Rico to Jared Kushner security clearances to hush payments, all types of things that congress has the authority to investigate. The Trump administration has just said sorry, we're going to ignore it, which is why they voted. Today to take the attorney general and others to cord to ask the courts to say, do we have the constitutional thirty to do this. We think so. It's written in there. What do you say? So my question Andy, is what happens from here after all Eric Holder? The attorney general under President Obama. He was found in contempt of congress. But ultimately, that was a situation that had no teeth. What is different in this situation? I look that up because I didn't really know what had happened with that case, and Eric Holder and the Justice department, eventually did have to reach a compromise to give them some of the materials that they were withholding. It kind of fell out of the news. No one really followed it up. But that court case went on for quite some time way past that administration and just recently the Justice department settled on this. And so he wasn't he'd held in contempt, and they were consequences for this, and they had to turn over the documents that he didn't turn over, and we have this situation here with the president and Joe. Biden this back and forth. The president calling Biden, a dummy and Biden, saying that the president is an existential threat to America. Or as we call it Washington Tuesday. Typical kind of the, the verbal food fight the goes on here in Washington every day. The president called the vice president a loser a dummy mentally weak. He questioned his health. They're zero indication. There's anything wrong with Joe Biden's help that doesn't stop the president from saying, well, people are saying, and then say trying to put that out there is playing right into Biden's hands, Andy them because the more the president talks about him, the more Biden's name is in the forefront, the more he could become ahead of the of the pack, while I'm sure the rest of the democratic candidates aren't happy that the president is focusing on him. They sure they love to be the subject of verbal name, Colin calling, so they get back in the headlines. But the bottom line is, is that the recent polling across the country, including we're told from the New York Times, reporting that there's internal polling from the president that says Joe Biden's beating him in quite a few states. If the election were held today and the president's even haven't having some electoral issues in Texas of all places. One of the registered states ABC's Andy Field, joining us from Washington. Thank you, Andy. Joe's..
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"Aren't like impartial people. The Democrats are trying to win twenty twenty. And that's not all the White House, directed its personnel. Security director Carl Kline not to appear for deposition with Cummings oversight committee staff on Tuesday. They wanted to ask Kline. Why twenty-five Trump world people, including Joe Kushner, we're giving security clearances despite their applications being rejected through the normal process. According to an internal whistle blower. So what next gemin- Cummings? Regard to miss the Kline who did not appear today is that we will hold a vote of alchemy shortly to hold him in contempt. And then we will check with house cans council. Congressional council to see where we go from there. So here we are in the mother report has only been out for eight days with me now. Politico congressional reporter, Andrew Desa dairy. Oh, thanks for coming on. Andrew. Welcome to WNYC. Thanks for having me. Let's start on that call Klein if you're not a household name. And even though it separate from the mother report, how much would you describe it as part of a pattern of increasing tension between the White House and congress over Congress's oversight function. Right. It has certainly reached a new level of hostility in recent days, especially on the security clearances issue. The House Democrats who run the house oversight committee have said that the White House is not turned over a single piece of paper with regard to their investigation into security clearances, they've asked for documents they've asked for witness testimony in the White House. According to them has not complied with any of it. And it has now reached a new level where we see a I guess a former White House official who is still working in the government. Carl Klein is working in the defense department right now will we see sensually as the White House instructing Kara Klein to not cooperate with this house investigation. So that means it certainly reached a new level of harshness bitterness. And obviously there is an ongoing war of words and soon there there will be a war in the in the courts the cliff replay it of jam and Cummings from Tuesday saying they would hold a contempt of congress vote regarding. Klein has that come yet? That has not come yet. But we do expect that to come soon our Congress's back here in Washington next week. What are they trying to hide if anything is it things about Jared Kushner, this twenty-five different White House staff members? Apparently Kushner would presumably be the most high profile trying to shield things about what his security clearance may have been originally rejected on the basis of. That's exactly right. Kushner is certainly the most high-profile what has been put forward by a whistle blower in Tricia new bowl is a career official in the White House personnel security office is that essentially what Mr. Klein did was a he overruled career national security officials when he approved security clearances for officials, including Jared Kushner, whose applications were denied initially for reasons, including foreign influence. You know, drug use in the past and different different issues, relating to twenty five different individuals, who's security clearances were approved after having initially been denied by those career national security officials Tricia Newbold this was of lower that I mentioned she went to the house oversight committee sat for a deposition. And she basically implicated coral Klein in this entire scheme. She called it. She said it was a systematic issue within the White House that Klein no longer works at the White House's I mentioned before he works at the defense department. But the White House is still trying to intervene on his behalf to prevent him from testifying to the house oversight committee about these alleged abuses. And what would the consequences be for a contempt citation if he continues to refuse to testify? So this is something that will be litigated in the courts. You remember that the last person held in contempt? I believe with Eric Holder when the. Republicans control the house air. Colder was of course, President Obama's first attorney general they held him in contempt after he refused to turn over documents related to that facet furious operation. It never really went anywhere after that. After the house formerly held their their vote in terms of the contents. But it's definitely something that could take a while in the courts and oftentimes it doesn't really lead anywhere that holder. Contempt was also dramatic blowup over an allegedly partisan contempt vote versus allegedly withholding executive branch. So is this new standoff less new than we might think? Even in these polarized times. Well, look White House is never liked to cooperate with congressional requests for documents and witness testimony and all this stuff. Right. So let's just put that out there as a as a known as a fact, but I think what's different different about this. What's happening right now is that it just has reached a new level of harshness bitterness hostility. We see the president of the United States suing the chairman of the house oversight committee to block the release of his financial records. That is certainly. Unprecedented. And it brings us to new level where we haven't seen before it. I'll note that in that court filing that the president's personal attorneys filed to sue chairman Cummings. They use a lot of political language and other. They said, oh, this is just part of the Democrats attempts to win twenty twenty. It's just the Democrats trying to, you know, perpetuate some falsehood against the president to make up for the Russia collusion delusion, you know, things like that they were saying there, and this is a court filing. Right. You don't usually see those types of political phrases in these court filings. So I think that is just reflective of the times we're in right now. And listeners, especially Democrats in this case hell aggressively do you want congress to go down the investigations track? Following the report the think, there's a constitutional and moral responsibility. Do you think the president is sitting political trap for the Democrats to overreach and be judged? Negatively, some suggests then we'll get to that Andrew as reported on that to how should your party proceed Democrats in anyone else may call two one two four three three WNYC four three three nine six nine two for Andrew de stereo congressional reporter for politico who's writing about the increasingly tense and multifaceted showdown between congress and the executive branch since the mother report came out. So we talked about one instance other is the looming fight over Don Mcgann, Trump's former the White House counsel. Can you remind everybody of the context involving the Ganz name? Coming up five hundred times in the mullahs report. Right. So again is emerging as sort of the star witness not just in the Muller investigation. But in the House Judiciary committee's investigation into obstruction of Justice allegations against the president the most central portion of mcgann's testimony was this idea this allegation that the president ordered gum again to fire the special counsel, they go into excruciating detail based on not only agains recollections of the president's directives. But also is contemporaneous notes. At one point. According to again, the president said something along the lines of why are you taking notes and again said, you know, any good lawyer takes notes, and that was basically his attempt to memorialize what was happening in case down the line. It became useful. And of course, it became it did become useful. And what has happened? Now is chairman Jerry Nadler, the House Judiciary committee has said that has issued a subpoena rather for Dom again to come testify before the house today, Sherry committee on may twenty first we don't know yet if Mcgann is going to cooperate. We don't have any indications that he's not going to yet. But we don't have any confirmation that he is mcgann's private citizen. Now, what levers could Trump used to block him from testifying? So this is something we've been exploring all week at politico. So essentially, the White House is is telegraphing that they might want to claim executive privilege in order to block Mcgann from testifying before the House Judiciary committee, the problem with that is that the White House has already waived executive privilege when it comes to against testimony, right because Mcgann testified before Muller all of that has been made public. So essentially, you can't claim executive privilege on something that is already public, right? So the legal experts lawyers. We've talked to have said, look, you know, this is something that if plays out in court, the White House, very obviously lose because you can't claim executive privilege on something that's already out there meeting mcgann's testimony, which is already out there. So that's gonna be one way the White House drives the block this. But I don't think they will be successful. And what about the tax returns and other financial records another area of dispute now between congress and the White House? What leverage does either side have on that? So when it comes to the tax returns, the treasury department has said that they will provide an answer to the House Ways and means committee by may six they haven't the House Ways and means committee that telegraph what they will do next. But we all that what will happen is that they will the that the administration will deny the request for the tax returns. And then the House Ways and means committee will have to decide what their next move is likely subpoena on the issue of the financial records. That's a little bit different. Here. The financial records are requested by the house oversight committee to Mazars USA, which is an accounting firm that the president and his businesses have used for years and they requested eight years of financial records from as ours. USA Mazars USA than asked for a friendly subpoena in order to comply chiming Cummings issued the subpoena. And now we find ourselves in this situation where the president's personal attorneys are following a lawsuit against German Cummings in order to essentially invalidate that subpoena. I will mention that what they what the house oversight committee wants those financial records for is to corroborate many of the claims Michael Cohen made before the house oversight committee, particularly the claims about, you know, Michael Michael Cohen said that the president was artifice inflating deflating the value of his assets in order to suit his personal gain his personal benefits. What the committee is trying to do is get those. Financial records from as ours. Say in order to corroborate those claims for Michael Collins. So it's it's a separate issue between the tax returns and the financial records. But but they're both things that the president does not want congress to to start snooping into Stephen Brooklyn, you're on WNYC with Andrew desert area from politico. Hi, steve. Hello. Hi. Steve you're on the air the Queen. Mount a problem. Thank you. Great. I listen as much as I can give you a shout out. Okay. Stop talking about impeachment. It just keeps you know quietly. Investigate the animal and all the stuff. Well, he's people. Everything's minions everything, but don't give them in munition. The most important thing is that we don't have another six years of of of this insanity. We're going through with this with this current administration. I'm not young and I've never seen. This is this Watergate on steroids. I was actually in Washington getting curious during, you know, during the time when we finally got rid of abandoned Knicks this one, maybe even tougher because the whole environment has changed so much this no one with integrity and on that side that I can see the Democrats more risk shooting themselves in the foot politically for twenty twenty by being aggressive with investigations even shy. An impeachment inquiry per se is that your concern don't call it impeachment investigate. Why the words why the problem with the word just find out what happened? Quietly if you can and then when we get him out of office. Thank God, I live in New York because it may be the saving grace southern district the day. And that's my hope been more proud to be a New Yorker, Steve. Thank you very much for your call. I think we're gonna get a slightly contrasting view from Paula in Manhattan. Polio WNYC, I hope I got your right? Yes. You did. And I said that if the democrat don't pursue this line. Don't pursue get an impeachment. I definitely will not. So they can't be coward. They can't run away. From the fact that this guy is blatantly challenging their authority as members of congress, and he's actually saying to them. I dare you. And if they blink and do not go after him and do what they are constitutionally bound to do then they will. Not prove themselves for the of my vote. What about the concern that the previous caller express? Did you hear it that it's gonna wind up backfiring? Politically on the Democrats if they use the word impeachment too, much, actually try to impeach. The word impeachment. But go after him do not allow him to flaunt the law, and then just fear them. You know, think about think about what he's doing think about even if if Obama or Hillary did one tenth of what he's doing? Do you think they would even be a conversation? About it. All the people are saying that, oh, you know, the Democrats are they should not be going after him. They should drop it. They're just proven themselves to be yellow belly. Really Paula thinking so much, and they may have landed ultimately in the same place. They're Andrew Paula called starting with you know, they need to impeach him. And then thinking, well, maybe if it's too self inflicted wound to keep using the word impeachment. You don't have to. But we've kind of heard the tensions in the party between those those two callers with Pelosi and how much tension within her own ranks is she writing on exactly this. Right. That's exactly the question. And I just wanna say at the outset absence some major revelation that hasn't come out yet about the president impeachment will not be successful. Right. You could impeach the president in the house, but in terms of removing him from office in the Senate. That's basically a fool's errand. With the way the Senate is is composed right now. A lot of the arguments that some people who are who are Democrats or democratic leaning or just anti Trump make? Include that, it's the houses moral responsibility to impeach even if removal is not a political possibility. So that that's stain is on him. So that they set down a marker for future administrations that you can't do these kinds of things and just have congress walkaway to politically protect themselves in one election cycle that even if it's just for that, it's a kind of moral, and and, you know, in in pursuit of democracy, long-term responsibility. I'm just saying that argument is out there. Right. Exactly. So that's the sort of legal ethical moral constitutional accountability question versus the political question, which I was just laying out. Right..
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"In Washington with both sides believing. They not only have the power year. But also the moral authority. Of course, the unanswered question. Is this fight between Democrats and the White House? Good for this nation. Good for democracy. I'm not sure if she can answer that. But ABC's Serena Marshall joins us now from Washington to update where we stand on subpoenas and legal counter-punches. Serena. Hi, laurie. I'm not going to try to answer that question. I leave that up to every listener to decide for themselves, but what I can tell you is that despite is not going away. The White House is saying there is too much congressional overreach. Congress members Democratic Congress members are saying this is their responsibility as members of congress. So let's break down. There are at least three subpoenas right now being fought between the White House and congressional Democrats in the house oversight committee, you have the testimony from from from former White House administration official over security clearances. They subpoenaed him to come and testify. He defied that subpoena. And now they're talking about holding him in contempt. Carl kline. Remember is the one who approved security clearances there's questions over how they were given to top. Ministration officials including the president's son-in-law after concerns were raised from intelligence officials. There's also a subpoena out there right now overdone Mcgann, they want Don Mcgann to come and testify before the committee after the Muller report. The White House is saying that they might exert executive privilege on that one. There's also a third subpoena for the president's financial records that's already going to end up in court, the president's personal lawyer, and the Trump organization have filed a lawsuit to block that. Now. Those aren't the only fights. There are other ones happening over things like the president's tax returns that's from a different committee. And they are right now the IRS has defied that second deadline that was set for yesterday to turn over six years of the president's tax returns. It's not clear that will result in a subpoena. But when things clear as a fight that's going to be keeping bottled up over here in Washington. Serena I was trying to count all of the lawsuits here, and I lost count. I don't know if you're keeping count. And then I wondered who. Who's paying the Bill for the president's lawsuits? Do we the taxpayer pay for that when the president's personal lawyers follow lawsuit like those ones over the financial records, and the Trump organization that's outside the scope of government. So I wanted to be I assume funded by his organization, but other ones when it's the administration fighting back against congressional Democrats that goes through the department of Justice. So the tax payer puts the Bill on those battle are like to get your hands on that legal Bill if you can Serena. Right on top of that. All right. Always great to talk to you. Thank you. We'll talk to you tomorrow. All right. Serena. It's four away to joining us now with Bloomberg business is Tracy jonky and the closing bell. Brought some losses today after yesterday's record highs, no repeat performance for us. Say Lori Wall Street was a tug of war. Investors applause, earnings news from some companies like Boeing and EBay, and that's why we did see some gains and even try at new NASDAQ and s&p highs, but investors also punished others like AT and T, and Caterpillar and the losing side one out the Dow was down forty fifty nine points. Nasdaq down nineteen SMP down six points. Caterpillar predicted greater demand from China for construction equipment, but not necessarily its construction equipment. I'm Tracy jonky. Bloomberg business on WBZ. Boston's newsradio. All right, Tracy. Get your boombox ready. All right. The new kids on the block.
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"Go and take a look at the oranges the arches of the. Investigation. The beginnings of that investigation about the Muller report Muller report. Yeah. I wish covered the oranges the orange. How it started? How You. would you in the beginning of the valve is how it started? If you're thinking there's something wrong with him. Like, he sounds like he had a stroke or something. This happens a lot and an Amish really add an Amish. Anonima news. Then God bless the United States. Just say he also claimed that his father who was born in New York City was born in Germany twice just saying house oversight committee yesterday. Also issued four subpoenas related to the White House security clearance process and on the process that led to the administration's decision to add a citizenship question. The twenty twenty census now regarding those security clearance issues Tricia, Newbold, she's the White House security specialist who came forth as a whistle blower. She spoke to the house oversight committee about security clearance issues, and she's gone public. With her claims that twenty five people in the White House had their clearances granted over officials concerns. The studying charge comes from Tricia Newbold an eighteen year career White House security specialist who told congress twenty-five officials in the Trump administration had their top secret security clearances granted by the White House. Even though she and her colleagues, recommended they be denied why is this issue? So important that you felt the need to speak out. The protection of national security is not a democratic issue or public. Initial. It's an American issue Newbold who's filed a discrimination complaint against her White House. Superior told lawmakers about those officials serious disqualifying issues, including foreign influence and conflict of interest today. Her explosive allegation, sparking a showdown on Capitol Hill, you issue a press release handpicked Terry pick parts of her testimony. I won't protect whistleblowers period. NBC news first reported at Jared Kushner was among those who security denial was overruled. And according to the New York Times, the president personally ordered it. But the president has denied it legally. He has the power to grant clearances to anyone he chooses overnight Kushner on Fox News dismissed new bullets concerns been accused of all different types of things and all those things have turned out to be false Newbold now fears losing her job, I always concerned. But it's important that we stand up to do the right thing. No matter what. Peter Alexander NBC news, the White House in other news. A woman carrying two Chinese passports and a device containing computer Mao wear. Lied to secret service agents and briefly gained admission to Donald Trump's mar-a-lago club over the weekend. During his visit down here in Florida CNN has more knives. States secret service filing a court document that charges a Chinese woman or name is using Zhang with unlawful entry at the mar-a-lago compound. In addition to making false statements to secret service agents the stemmed from her attempt to gain access to the facility. She arrived at a US secret service, checkpoint and purported to be a guest of the club. She continued through a series of additional checkpoints, and when she made her way to the reception area. She told the hotel staff that she was there to attend an event, they quickly realized that did not exist, and she was questioned by secret service agents should became combative. She was detained and taken to the West Palm Beach resident office of the secret service where story continued.
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"The house oversight committee is looking at Jared Kushner's use of privacy bail and the messaging programme what's up to conduct official government business. Correspondent Linda Kenyon reports is outrageous congressman Anthony Brown of Maryland. A member of the House Armed Services and house ethics committees. Not only violates the presidential records act, which is intended to kind of a moralizing capture official communication's, but giving Mr. Kushner's background where he had his security clearance application denied by then chief of staff John Kelly, only to be overridden by his father in law. The president it certainly raises national security concerns Representative Brown says it's hard to understand. Why anyone within the administration wouldn't be more vigilant about their Email practices? Linda kenyon. Washington. Trump is overturned a long standing US policy regarding the Israeli occupied Golan Heights saying that after fifty two years it's time to fully recognize Israel's sovereignty over the region. Move gives there's rarely Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, political boast before what is expected to be a close election in his country. Thousands of people gathered overnight for a mass funeral to bury twenty six of the victims of the mosque attacks in New Zealand correspondent Ivan Watson describes the scene in Christ Church in the last couple of hours we've been watching as mourners has buried twenty six of the victims one by one here in this cemetery. The youngest of those who were interred today was three year old Machado Ibrahim, the oldest Seventy-seven-year-old Mussa. A while. They are just some of the fifty people who were killed last Friday going claims a safety feature that might have helped the prove the to Jeff that crush shortly after takeoff will now be offered a standard equipment that equipment was. Missing in at least one of these 737 max eight because aircraft owners opted.
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"Conservatives face every day. You know, I was attacked because I don't represent what they're liberal narrative is of what a black woman should be God forbid, I was in that room on my own merit with my own opinion on somebody who I've known just as long as Michael Cohen has known the progress on. In her own giving her own opinion in that room. She didn't speak that she's a black woman that doesn't represent the narrative of what a black woman should be in terms of liberals, what a silent prop is that the liberal narrative that you shouldn't do she's saying that she was there speaking when she didn't even talk not not at all. And I think a lot of majority of Americans had no idea who she was while except for when she was paying into like camera. But I think that the danger that we're falling into is that it's very clear that the Republicans both those that are elected those part of the propaganda machine on Fox News all had the exact same crib sheet. And they are continuously feeding it into a group of Americans that don't have a number of outlets to actually way the information against and that is the problem. So they are constantly getting reinforced that what the president is doing is not collusion with you're constantly getting reinforced what he said is not ally. Whether it is the fact that they are turning into Rush Limbaugh gq and Coulter whether they jump into their car, and they listen to the local news that is dominated by Fox News. Then they go into Facebook. And. They have their own feet of their friends, reinforcing this, and that is the bubble that we have to figure out as Americans how to penetrate and how to break because that is the real danger of the disinformation. It's not by accident. It's very very much done deliberately recognizing that. That's the only way that they could hold onto power. And when you have someone like a Representative Jordan talking saying that he doesn't care is. Because what you said earlier joys that they have broader visions for what they want the one for their legislative policy priorities at any cost at any cost star democracy at any cost to our institutions. Yeah. It's called democrat demagoguery. And unfortunately, it does work Kumar. Thank you very much Jimmy and Jennifer we'll be right back because coming up, I guess we're gonna tell me who won the week. And what time is it your favorite time time from who? With me now day, some Johnson, Jennifer Rubin and Jimmy Williams, where am I going to go where am I going to go where am I going to go Denver Rubin? Who won the week who won the week Representative Elijah Cummings whose sat ahead of the house oversight committee conducted those Michael Cohen hearings elicited real documentary and verbal evidence of financial crimes from the president. And then with really a beautiful soliloquy both urging Michael Cohen to redeem himself. And also a statement about America that we are better than this that we can overcome this. And I found that really in a sea of pessimism and awfulness just a Ray of sunshine. Yeah. I think if a clip let's play a little bit of a clip of that. We're dancing with the angels. The question will be asked in two thousand and nineteen. What do we do? To make sure we kept out democracy, intact type to tell you. That was a sermon it really was a sermon on America. And I thought it was quite good. So that's a compelling compelling case Jimmy Williams, you are under immense pressure. I can't imagine what you're feeling right now the pressure the, you know, you probably the blood vessels in your brain probably pulsating because it's very difficult to follow. What Jennifer Rubin said. But I'm gonna go ahead and ask you because I am obliged to ask you, Jimmy Williams, sir. Won the week. Well since Jennifer stole my pick, actually. I'm I'm having to I mean because who wouldn't pick a logic comings..
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"You. Thank you. Once again from Washington moderator, Robert Costa, good evening. President Trump arrived back in Washington Thursday night from a summit in Vietnam with Kim Jong UN with his presidency troubled by the collapse of his talks with the North Korean leader and intensifying scrutiny of his conduct the New York Times and Washington Post are now reporting that the president last spring overruled concerns flag by intelligence officials and order top White House aides to secure a high level security clearance for his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, just one month ago, the president denied ever getting involved. Joining me tonight. Peter Baker chief White House correspondent for the New York Times. Carol Lennick national investigative reporter for the Washington Post Susan page, Washington bureau chief for USA today and maharaja senior congressional correspondent for CNN, Carol. What were the concerns about Kushner among intelligence officials that led to all of this? So you'll remember Bob as everyone else at this wonderful table, remember that Jared Kushner senior adviser to his father in law had an interim clearance and the CIA and the FBI we're looking at should he be able to get a permanent security clearance for top secret information that is always embedded in the presidential daily brief and long about February two thousand eighteen you discover as a result of another scandal involving an advisor in the in the White House that a bunch of people have interim clearances without having the permanent decision and Jared was one of them. And at that moment, Don Mcgann and rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general we're discussing the fact that the CIA wants to hold back. This information from Jared because we have intercepts in. Which foreign officials are talking about how easy it would be to manipulate him for a host of reasons his financial debts, his inexperience in foreign policy, and and honestly his attempts to try to get financing from foreign banks. Peter you sat with the president along with your colleague Maggie Haberman back in late January just about a month ago. The president said he wasn't getting involved at all in the clearance process yet. He does have the authority to do. So. Yeah, why did the story change? Yes. A really as we question, right? The president is the ultimate decider when it comes to things like security clearances. He runs the executive branch if he wants to overrule the recommendations of people below me as every he's entitled to do it. And we asked about this, my colleague, Maggie Haberman asked him about this during our interview where did you have any involvement in in your son in curricula had nothing to do it? He said and why he didn't choose to say. I don't know. It's a good question. He could have simply say, yes, I did. This is the reason I did it and he could have owned it. But he chose not to each other to say something not true. And it's interesting in telling that his own chief of staff John Kelly felt the need to put it down in writing in a memo that the president had ordered him to do this. Because clearly he felt the need to have some sort of a record that would that would memorialize this moment. And and that's I think a very to elements of the story, right? The decision that self wasn't wise or not what does it tell us about Jared Kushner, and the decision not to tell the truth about it. You're just racing here from the capital Monrovia. We'll congressional Democrats House Democrats now control able to get those documents the memos from John Kelly, Don Mcgann, well gonna certainly try late this afternoon. The house oversight committee had a discussion with the White House staff to try to get the memo that John Kelly road that the White House counsel, Don Mcgann wrote, and according to the Democrats said that the White House will not confirm or deny the existence of that memo now. Cummings is the chairman of the committee has actually sent an he's been trying to investigate this. When he was in the minority the White House ignored him for the past two years. Now, he's a chairman he sent a letter to the beginning of this, congress demanding hosted documents and all the issues that Caroline's referring to why certain people didn't get sick. You got security clearances the whole practice and protocol and Jared Kushner that deadline was February sixth. It's now the beginning of March. He's saying if he doesn't have the documents now in the wake of this latest reporting then by Monday than they don't return over by Monday. Then it's going to be subpoenaed time. So we'll see how the White House ultimately decides to comply or not Susan I'm so looking forward to your book on Barbara Bush, the matriarch coming out next month you've been a student and reporter on presidents and their families for a long time. And you understand those Douglas complicated dynamics is the situation with Jared Kushner, and President Trump unusual in history or not it is it is it is unusual. And this is an example of why presidents? Often choose not to have their relatives in jobs as senior officials. Now, there are exceptions Robert Kennedy's an exception attorney general for his brother, but remember when Bill Clinton for instance, put his wife in charge of healthcare his biggest domestic initiative when he became president. And it be made it enormously complicated men when there were questions about how she was proceeding. He was really unable to fire her, and it meant that people would look more reluctant to come and say to him. She's making a mistake we need to take a different course, it just it's complicated to be president. These issues are big. And when your relatives are involved. It just makes them more complicated. A quick follow up on that Peter Jared Kushner's going around the world going to the Middle East working on the peace process. What does it mean for diplomacy when other countries look at what's happening with his clearance? Yeah. I answered a question. I mean, obviously, he's in charge of this Middle East peace, and he's been meeting this week with six leaders of six countries in the Middle East trying to pitch the idea for him. These ideas, basically, let's push. Some more money forward and try to rebuild the Palestinian areas. And as part of that, maybe they'll make some political concessions to these rallies and finally come up with an agreement. I don't know how much they wash the security clearance process or it matters him. I think in general they watched these investigations broadly. And obviously, it has an impact on their view of the administration ability to deliver. That's what really matters. They don't care whether or not President Trump did the right thing or not they wanna know Kenny deliver on what you're Jared Kushner, promising, and they wanna know is his presidency under threat or not let's keep on that investigation team because another vaccine issue for President Trump this week was the testimony of his former lawyer Michael Cohen before the house oversight committee Cohen level. The number of accusations against Mr. Trump and talked about his business practices. To your knowledge to the president ever provide inflated assets to an insurance company. Yes. Who else knows that the president's at this? Allen Weisselberg, Ron Liebman, and Matthew calamari, and where would the committee? Find more information on this. Do you think we need to review his financial statements and his tax returns in order to compare them? Just need funded at the Trump org. Carol Cohen testimony, a reminder that the president faces so much beyond the Muller investigation southern district of New York congressional investigations into his finances. How much of a challenge will that be for him moving forward? Well emotionally, and mentally significant challenge as for his presidency will see remember the report from Robert Muller is expected any day, but the southern district of New York is bearing down, and we don't know every every avenue that they're traveling. But clearly they're talking to Michael Cohen because several times in that hearing the other day, Bobby he references. I can't talk about that. Because it's part of an open investigation with the southern district. There are several former prosecutors that I've spoken to who. Of course, have lots of old alumni Powell's in New York. And they say this is the most serious threat to the presidency. And it's often the horizon, we don't know what happened, but they view it as the most dangerous thing. Republicans said Michael Cohen was incredible. And they made a criminal referral to of dead. Two of the very close allies the president, Jim Jordan, the ranking Republican, Mark meadows and other close ally. The president said that he was he was they say you lied under oath again to congress this time, they cited a number of instances one in which is that whether or not he saw White House job. He was pretty adamant hearing that you did not actually seek whiteout job. But there's reporting otherwise it suggested dead. Plus southern New York had text messages, I suggested he was interested in the job. He's at disputes how the prosecutors characterize them. But nevertheless, there are a number of allegations. They have raised their whole strategy going forward was attack his credibility attack him as a witness. Don't believe a word. He says that we're not really defending the president's action. But I'll tell you about. I mean afterwards, I talked number of Republican leaders rank and file members of the Senate and the house very few are willing to go after the president for well, there's a pretty blatant major scandal the president involving the hush money payments while sitting in office and paying a check them. Michael Cohen provided a copy of to the committee involving keeping these extramarital affairs client right before the elections Republicans. Not raising nearly any concerns really this is all going to be driven by the Democrats. Logic Cummings was gonna of course, move forward on a hush money investigation. But at least five or six house committees led by Democrats when I look at all the different allegations. I came out of Wednesday testimony unless remember Cohen will return to Capitol Hill next week for more closed door hearings. He will begin serving a three-year prison sentence for tax fraud and lying to congress in may and one of the political moments that came out of this testimony was a warning to Republicans. Who say coincide? If you continue to go down this path of defending, President Trump, you'll end up Ryan right now, you know. And I thought it was really a sign of the weakness that Republicans feel at the moment that they attacked his credibility without defending the president's honor. There was virtually I don't think there was a moment where someone's that. This is outrageous, the president, I know would not have done any of these things. Instead, they only attacked the credibility of the witness before them in one problem. They're going to have is this is not going to be the last explosive testimony in public in congress. This we're going to have a series of hearings with Trump organization officials possibly with others close to the president. We're about his children, even his children could be called to testify in congress. This is not the end of the story. This is the beginning of a new face politically for the president impressions Peter of the Democrats are they laying the groundwork for impeachment. Well, they wouldn't they would tell, you know, the leadership is still very wary of that idea..
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"The house oversight committee is releasing details of a suspect nuclear deal. That was promoted by former national security adviser, Michael Flynn among others. The latest from correspondent Linda Kenyon on Capitol Hill. The house oversight committee is investigating a congressional report. This is senior White House officials pushed for project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia, and that this action came despite the objections of ethics and national security officials. The committee says the information came to light thanks to White House whistle blowers who raised concerns about what they called abnormal acts in support of a proposal to build dozens of nuclear reactors across Saudi Arabia members of congress and both sides of the aisle have raised concerns that the Saudi kingdom would develop nuclear weapons through US nuclear technology. Linda Kenyon, Washington fired acting FBI director Andrew McCabe tells the today show he informed congress in may of twenty seventeen. That he'd opened a counterintelligence investigation. It a President Trump opening a case of this nature. Not something that an FBI director, not something. Then acting FBI director do by yourself, right? This is a recommendation that came to me for my team. I reviewed it with our lawyers I discussed it at length. And I told congress what we had done anyone object. That's the important part of that. No one objected not on legal grounds, not on constitutional grounds. And not based on the fact, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has launched a new campaign for the White House. The only way we will win this election and create a government at an economy that works for all is with a grassroots movement. The likes of which has never been seen in American history. Baseball has its first three hundred million dollars free agent contract..
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"The house oversight committee to be exact. And of course, what a difference just a week or so makes because there's a new congress and the Democrats are now in control, as, you know, the house of representatives and Michael Cohen will testify publicly in front of the house oversight committee. According to a democratic announcement a short time ago. He was sentenced to thirty six months in prison. After the whole. Hush money payments story. Two women with the affairs with Trump. Just before the two thousand sixteen election. And then also his Michael Collins lying to congress about the situation to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, and that was also from thousand sixteen so Cohen says will give full incredible account of the events. And what's transpired the chair of the oversight committee is democratic haven't said that for a while democratic Representative Elijah Cummings, and he said I thank Michael Cohen for agreeing to testify before the oversight committee voluntarily now. It's a set for and this is going to be a public hearing. Is fascinating. And of course, colon not sent to go to prison until what March if I'm not mistaken. I think that was the story the public hearing with Michael Cohen is set for. February seventh. And then we're also hearing that Representative democrat, Adam Schiff for brains. That's Adam Schiff, four brains. If you said quickly, it's Adam Schiff for brains. He's the chairman of the house intelligence committee, and he says that he'd like to get Michael Colin in a closed door session. So we'll see by the way just a short time ago. Michael Cohen, he released a statement regarding his agreement, and I will read that he posted this on Twitter. So from Twitter, I'll be click on this and get the full statement. Statement from Michael Cohen on the invitation by house oversight committee chair Representative Cummings democrat Maryland in furtherance of my commitment to cooperate and provide the American people with answers, I've accepted the invitation by chairman logic Cummings to appear publicly on February seventh before the committee on oversight and government reform. I'll at forward to having the privilege of being afforded a platform with which to give a full and credible account of the events which have transpired. Folks. Be clearly, you know, what's going to happen here. The Democrats who chair are now in control of all the house committees. And especially this oversight me, you know, what's going to happen. They are going to try to weasel out and get more information and try to get Michael Cohen to disparage and to implicate the president. I think on many levels multiple levels. Maybe maybe even things we haven't even heard about yet. So Mark my words that is going to happen. All right. Eight hundred eight zero one eighty nine ninety nine nationwide number here on Schnitt. Eight hundred eight zero one eighty nine ninety nine that's the nation wide number. That's going to be fascinating. The media coverage on the circus. It's going to be another zoo. Mark my words on that as well. Oh, back to the president for just a second here and Lindsey Graham if you missed it just before the top of the hour break last couple of seconds. We were getting word Lindsey Graham was just before cameras on Capitol Hill and Lindsey Graham Senator democratic Senator Republican South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, who's had a very good relationship with Trump of late Lindsey Graham is saying that he sees no path forward, quote, no path forward to ending the government shutdown. So that is is just breaking. And of course, you know, that comes on the heels of the president earlier today saying that he doesn't think that the Democrats give a damn..