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Trump's intelligence chief reverses decision to halt in-person election briefings for congressional committees
"Administration has agreed to provide in person briefings on threats to the November election. Two key members of Congress. Backing down from a a decision decision last last month month to to provide provide that that information information only only in in writing. writing. Director Director of of National National Intelligence Intelligence John John Radcliffe Radcliffe has has agreed agreed to to provide provide briefings briefings to to the the Senate Senate and and House House intelligence intelligence committees. committees. The move comes after significant pushback from Democrats and some Republicans who say the briefings are more important than ever is the 2020 presidential election approaches.
House Intelligence Committee expands probe into DHS office
"Committee now joining a House panel and probing a Department of Homeland Security whistleblower complaint. CBS's Olivia Gases The House Intelligence Committee will expand its investigation into the Department of Homeland Security's intelligence arm, It's chairman announced today. The expansion comes after the committee released a whistleblower complaint from a senior D H s official who alleged he was retaliated against for refusing to suppress reports on white supremacy and Russian election interference on
U.S. Intelligence Office to Stop Briefing Congress on Election Security
"Congress on election security press Secretary Kayleigh Mcenany says the director of National intelligence wants to protect classified information. Make sure Congress is brief. But what we're not going to Dio is enabled leaks out. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff called the change a shocking abdication of the denies. Responsibility. Sparks is Rachel Sutherland. America is listening to Fox News.
Schiff: House could subpoena intelligence officials to testify on election interference
"U. S intelligence officials could be subpoenaed. I'm Ham Crusoe. Fox News. That's according the House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff, who is furious that the director of National intelligence, John Radcliffe, has decided to no longer provide in person briefings on election security. With the presidential contest a couple of months away. Radcliffe tails Fox's Sunday Morning futures. I'm going to continue to keep the promises that I made. I'm going to continue to follow the law. I'm going to continue to keep Congress informed. But we've had a pandemic of of information being leaked out of the intelligence community, and I'm going to take the measures to make sure that that stops instead of in person briefings. Written UPDATES will be provided to Congress Earlier this month. Top Intel officials said. China, Russia and Iran are trying to interfere in this year's election.
Office of National Intelligence to stop in-person election security briefings to Congress
"Director, John Racked, Let's decision to no longer give in person election security briefings on Capitol Hill. And the president firing right back ABC Rachel Scott in Washington, the nation's top intelligence officials telling Congress, the policy change will help ensure intelligence is not misunderstood or politicized. President Trump backing the move coming to the defense of his new national intelligence director, John Radcliffe, and accusing Democrats of sharing classified information tweeting. He's deranged, low lives like the Russia Russia Russia narrative. Plays better for them. It appears some lawmakers will still be briefed. Others won't and it split right down party lines. Here's ABC struck Sivertsen, the new head of National intelligence, John Radcliffe writes that stopping in person briefings and switching to written reports will make sure the info isn't misunderstood nor politicized. Then Senator Marco Rubio, in a statement accuse Democrats of leaking briefing details for political advantage. Rubio, a Florida Republican, added that the intelligence director tells him he'll continue in person briefing of the Republican leads. Senate Intelligence Committee, but presumably not the Democratic led House. Intel panel President Trump said his administration got tired of the sensitive election security information leaking on Capitol Hill. Positive numbers remaining low in
Intelligence director to stop in-person briefings to Congress
"In person intelligence briefings on election security for members of Congress. Discontinued the reason previous leaks to the news media. Here's NBC's Chuck Secrets written reports, not in person briefings will make sure info isn't misunderstood nor politicized, says head of National intelligence John Radcliffe. After accusing Democrats of leaks to score political points, Republican Senator Marco Rubio announced the intelligence director tells him he'll continue in person briefing of the Republican led Senate Intelligence Committee Joe Biden and a statement calling the decision's a shameless partisan manipulation. To protect the personal interests of President Trump's Senate intelligence vice chairman, Democrat Mark Warner, calling the decision to stop in person briefings and unprecedented attempt to politicize an issue protecting our democracy from foreign intervention that should be nonpartisan.
Office of the Director of National Intelligence says it will cease in-person briefings
"Pelosi, speaking out upon word that the office of the director of National Intelligence will no longer offer in person briefings to congressional intelligence committees about election security more from correspondent Jeremy Diamond, Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff, the top Democrat. On the House Intelligence Committee, calling this a shocking abdication of the administration's responsibility to brief Congress on intelligence matters. The Pentagon
US election 2020: Intelligence chief ends face-to-face security meetings
"Speaker Nancy Pelosi's speaking out upon word that the office of the director of National Intelligence will no longer offer in person briefings to congressional intelligence committees about election security more from correspondent Jeremy Diamond, Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff, the top Democrat. On the House Intelligence Committee, calling this a shocking abdication of the administration's responsibility to brief Congress on intelligence
Democrats Decry Intel Chief's Move to End Election Briefings
"Election. Leading Democrats have reacted angrily to a decision by the nation's top intelligence office to stop face to face briefings on security and foreign interference in the vote. Chels. Havilland reports. The National Intelligence Chief, John Radcliffe has announced that his office will now supply written reports on election security and foreign interference, not face to face briefings. He said this would prevent the subject matter being politicized. The House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and the Democratic head of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, have both reacted furiously. They accused the intelligence Office of betraying the public's right to know how foreign powers were, as they put it, trying to subvert our democracy. Three weeks ago, Mr Radcliffe's office itself, said Russia, China and Iran We're all trying to influence the outcome of the November vote. Opposition groups in
Adam Schiff Slams Director of National Intelligence for Canceling Election Security Briefings
"Democratic leaders in Congress are criticizing the trump administration's decision to suspend in-person intelligence briefings on election security national intelligence director, John Radcliffe says, he will continue to provide written reports to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi and intelligence committee. Chairman Adam Schiff issued a statement that the American. People have built the right and the need to know that another nation Russia is trying to help decide who their president should be.
Pelosi, Schiff pan director of national intelligence for canceling election security briefings
"Pelosi and House intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff. Said they'd been informed that the office was canceling briefings to the intelligence committees in both chambers as well as the full house. Their joint statement goes on to call it a shocking abdication. Of the offices lawful responsibility to keep the Congress currently informed and a betrayal of the public's right to know how foreign powers are trying to subvert our democracy. Intelligence officials have been warning of potential interference from foreign governments in the 2020 election. Earlier this month and intelligence assessment identified Iran, China and Russia as each seeking to undermine one of the two presidential candidates. Jason Slotkin NPR news Washington.
Top intelligence office informs congressional committees it'll no longer brief in-person on election security
"Says the office of director of National Intelligence will no longer offer in person briefings to congressional intelligence committees about election security and meddling by other nations Director at Cliff Brought information into the committee on the information whether we're shifty shit for somebody else. They leaked the information before it gets in. And what's even worse, they leaked the wrong information on he got tired of it. So he wants to do it in a different form. In
Senate intelligence report warns of repeat of Russian interference in US election
"Week, the Senate Intelligence Committee released its final report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. A detailed significant contacts between the Trump campaign and people with ties to Russian intelligence. Former campaign manager Paul Manafort was especially singled out as a grave counterintelligence threat. More on the Senate report will speak to Olivia Beavers, congressional reporter at the Hill. There's really build on our knowledge from other investigations and incense become public, which is the House intelligence investigation and the special counsel's investigation. It was made public last year now. Some of the main points there really caught our attention for those of us who have been following this closely is just a great detail and how they hae. These extensive communications between Russia and members of the Trump campaign, and one of the names that really stood out was Paul Manafort and Home. Manafort, they said was in constant communication with someone means Kalinic and they went further than the special counsel and described clinic as a Russian intelligence officer. So basically, they were saying that Manafort was willing to share a polling data he was helping with Russian oligarchs. Efforts to spread information overseas in different countries and He was also possibly interacting consulate with this as they describe it, Intelligence officer who might have had an involvement in the DNC hack in 2016, so it really kind of Through Manafort and these Russian government linked individuals much closer than I think. We had previously known another report with regards to Paul Manafort, they said, because he was so willing to share some of that data that he was a grave counterintelligence threat. Although they didn't go a Sfar saying he actually quote unquote colluded. With anybody that was never really determined. But just because of his dealing with this guy that they now deemed a Russian intelligence officer. He was a big threat that way and a lot of what they also talk about is that Russia Saw all these vulnerabilities in the trump transition team. They saw them as an experienced, disorganized unprepared and they were ready to exploit all of that. That really stood out as well. They were saying, you just touched on. They basically saw an opportunity that you had all these inexperienced business officials working on the transition team. And they decided to take advantage of that. And they did that through reaching out to people who didn't have these kind of foreign affairs backgrounds was understanding how Russia works, and it wasn't just Russia. It was other countries. They said. Allies and businesses, but basically you had During the transition. You have a new president coming in. And you have all these outsiders rushing kind of embedded themselves to a point where they have access and that was A point that this report was trying to make is that this is not a thing that is safe for our intelligence purposes, and we should be more careful about going
Ex-CIA chief John Brennan interviewed for 8 hours as part of Durham's review of Russia probe
"The latest on the investigation of the Russia investigation. ABC is Chuck's Iverson. Former CIA director John Brennan was interviewed by U. S Attorney John Durham for about eight hours Friday. Durham heading the Justice Department's investigation about Russia's interference in the 2016 U. S election that from an email from Brennan's office, it says. Durham said Brennan is not a target of an investigation on Ly, a witness. This comes days after the Republican led Senate Intelligence Committee released its report detailing an extensive number of contacts between Trump Campaign advice. Risers and Kremlin officials and other Russians confirming special counsel Mueller's
Russia worked to help Trump in 2016 election: Senate panel
"Million documents. Hundreds of witness interviews and the consensus from Democrats and Republicans in the Senate Intelligence Committee is that Russia aggressively tried to influence 2016 presidential campaign, and the Trump campaign was happy to accept Russian help, they said. So in 1000 page report this week, the committee also reportedly made criminal referrals to federal prosecutors believe in a number of people have lied or maid. Contradictory statements to investigators were going to turn now to Justin. Rude. He's a former congressional investigator now director of the project on Government Oversight. Thanks so much for being with us good to be with you. According to officials who spoke with the Times, The Washington Post NBC News the intelligence Committee Told the Department of Justice that Steve Bannon, Erik Prince Sam Clovis Alternate Associates appeared to have made false statements to the committee and that Donald Trump Jr and Jared Kushner had made statements that were contradicted by other testimony. How often does a congressional committee make a referral like that? But they're not common, but I would say they're not infrequent. It's hard to say for sure, because sometimes these pearls are made publicly. Sometimes they're made privately. These obviously we've made privately so it's hard to have AH, clear accounts, but it's not uncommon, especially at the end of a lengthy investigation like this one toe have examples of Witnesses say you feel may have not have been fully forthcoming on there's a matter almost house. You need to refer that to Department of justice and ask them to look look into a little further. Would you have any concern based on what we do know now that the Justice Department is ignoring Congress or slowing down the process? This is not a normal year. That is not a normal administration for sure make that difficult to see inside a black box of the situation like this. Certainly there are concerns from politicization of the Department of Justice. But I would also say that historically speaking when Congress makes with pearls to the Department of Justice for anything but particularly around obstruction, or or false statements, types of concerns If the figures of the subjects of those girls are connected to the administration administration officials regardless of whether they're Democratic Republican, the Department of Justice rarely takes those cases up frequently. These were for Those are much more successful if they target a private individual. Well, what a tradition. Why don't they traditionally picked them up old fashioned politics? It's hard to convince the Department of Justice to go after a member of their own administration on DH while I think false statements, serious charge, and certainly any federal investigator would tell you get in. I think there are people have gone to prison for lying to Congress, right? Oh, absolutely, and in recent history as well, So I think that we should probably point to that evidence as well. You got Michael Cohen, who pled guilty to a charge of lying to Congress. He had Roger Stone, who was convicted of making false statements now, But those were coming through the Mueller team. The special prosecutor's team and these referrals are going to the U. S Attorney's office here in D. C. Which I think has a little bit of a body a record. I think Congress just heard from members that office in June. I believe about interns around politicization there. In the cases of Michael Flynn and Excuse me and Roger Stone sentencing. So, so it's tough to read whether or not it's going to move forward. I would say that while the Department of Justice don't get these referrals from Congress from committees from members because it's just a letter anyone any member of Congress or the Mini can write one of these letters. I think they tend Give credence to these work world become, as this one does from the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is to say first that's being made on a bipartisan basis by the by the chair and vice chair of the committee is coming at the end of an extensive and detailed investigation. That's just one person's opinion. Kind of popping off. They you assume have AH, decent. Body of records to refer to and the third one is they didn't publicly They didn't try to politicize it so that I think a lot of watches gives credence in some real gravity. Well, thanks very much for being with us. Justin Road, directs the Congressional Oversight Initiative at the project on Government Oversight. We're very grateful for your time. Thank you, sir. For having me At
CIA Had Evidence of Russian Effort to Help Trump Earlier
"John Brennan was interviewed for about eight hours yesterday as part of the ongoing probe probe into into the the origins origins of of the the Russia Russia 2016 2016 election election interference interference investigation. investigation. More More details details from from ABC ABC is is Chuck's Chuck's Iverson, Iverson, CIA CIA chief chief was was told told by by the the head head of of the the investigation investigation that that he was not a target. Just a witness, according to an E Mail from Brennan's office. Republican led Senate Intelligence Committee released a report this week not concluding a conspiracy but detailing extensive contacts between Trump campaign. Advisers and Kremlin officials, including a Russian intelligence officer, confirming special counsel Mueller's findings. His office, says Bren until the investigator efforts of President Trump in Attorney General Bar to politicize the Justice Department's work are appalling and have tarnished its reputation. President Trump has accused Brenan of unlawfully surveying his campaign and sought in 2018 to revoke his security clearance. Brennan has been a very vocal critic of Mr Trump, accusing him of corruption and abuse of office. Getting
Bipartisan Senate Report Shows 2016 Trump, Russia Collusion
"The news Do. You guys remember when the big question on everyone's mind was did donald trump colluded with Russia during the two thousand sixteen campaign remember it was all anyone talked about and then trump lead one, hundred and seventy thousand Americans die on his watch and we moved onto that. Well, it turns out the US. Senate had not completely forgotten about it and yesterday they dropped a bombshell report. A New Senate report says members of the 2016 trump campaign were eager. To accept help from Russia some of a directed personally by Vladimir Putin the Republican led Senate Intelligence Committee releasing its final report declaring two thousand sixteen trump campaign had repeated contacts with Russian operatives, Paul Manafort? The former trump campaign co-chairman. It goes further than the Muller reports saying he was in close touch with a Russian intelligence officer who became a business partner. It says manafort posed a grave counter intelligence threat. The report says he may even have been connected. To Russia's hacking and leaking Hillary Clinton campaign emails, an operation it says was actually directed by Russian. President. Putin. The three year investigation also found that president trump may have misled special counsel Robert Muller One of the other headlines is that this committee actually made criminal referrals in June of last year in two thousand, nineteen to federal prosecutors on the list of referrals, Steve Bannon Jared Kushner, and Donald Trump Junior. That's right. The Republican led Republican led Senate committee. Referred Steve, Bannon, Jared Kushner, and Don Jr. for criminal charges for lying under oath, and this is good news for Eric. When you the least favorite child, you get left out of all the family traditions, even the criminal ones basically, this Senate investigation found that the trump campaign's contacts, with Russia, during the two thousand, sixteen election posed a threat to national security, and the interesting thing about this report is that it's bipartisan with policies agree on the facts but. Each party came to a different conclusion about whether the facts meant that there was no collusion. And I will say it's always weird to see the same set of facts that are interpreted that differently it kind of reminds me of how two different guys will have different stories about how they fight went down you'll. That guy in the face and he was down on the ground lights out man. So Dude, I told that guy get on my face and then I took a nap on the
Senate report details Trump campaign's 2016 Russia connections
"A bipartisan Senate panel says Paul Manafort, the 2016 Trump campaign chairman, was in regular contact with a Russian operative during the 2016 campaign and posed a grave. Counterintelligence threat to the U. S. Now this is all part of a long awaited report from the Senate Intelligence Committee on Rush in coordination with the Trump campaign here, CBS's Nancy Courtis The nearly 1000 page report details an extensive web of Russian relationships within the Trump campaign. Specifically, it says Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort ce willingness to share information with individuals closely affiliated with the Russian intelligence services represented a grave counterintelligence threat. The three year investigation also found that President Trump may have misled special counsel Robert Mueller. He told Mueller that he didn't recall discussing the Clinton campaign's stolen emails with his close friend Roger Stone. But the committee assesses that Trump did, in fact, speak with stone about Wikileaks. On multiple occasions. They begin me. The Russia hoax, shifty shift and all these characters from the day I got here in what may be the reports biggest bombshell. Bipartisan investigators say they learned of three general sets of allegations. Involving Trump engaging in personal relationships with Russian women during trips dating back to the nineties. In one case, Russian businessmen warned the president's former fixer Michael Cohen, that there were sensitive tapes of a trump visit to Russia that could potentially be used as
"intelligence committee" Discussed on Words Matter
"I think in this interview where you saw deep frustration and very very light hint of anger and one of them was. We started talking about Fox and the role Fox plays and I think that it's deeply frustrating to chairman shift based on all the work they've done and how serious they think this is so looking ahead to what will almost certainly be a January trial in the Senate. How long you think it'll take well. Republicans are signaling. They WanNa do this as quickly as possible. It seems like trump and McConnell can't get on the same page. They're definitely not the same page. I think what McConnell would like to do is have opening statements from the house managers a series of opening statements from the President's defense team. Whoever that is very soon it's Baloney. Maybe Alan Dershowitz As has been reported which is bizarre. I mean you'll have people hanging Jeffrey Epstein banners from the Senate Gallery but trump general gets what he wants no matter how crazy it is and then I think McConnell will entertain and put on the floor motion to dismiss Which this is a political exercise not a legal exercise but our put this question to you. I view it as after the prosecution is put on its case. According to watching law and order sometimes the defense stands up and motions dismissed because they didn't reach any standard of proof and judges sometimes say okay. You didn't trials over right. We may end up there eventually. I think to chairmanships point. There's going to be several moves. And maybe a trick or two up his sleeve to try and get the actual investigatory material that they haven't been able to get yet and to his point. They actually wrote their report and submitted. All of this with very few documents So there's a lot more out there to get that I suspect will come up in the trial. Yes so again. You know from a strategy point of view McConnell. Any may not have the votes to do a motion to dismiss one of the real dramas in the nineteen ninety. Nine Senate trial was Robert Byrd Senator Byrd from West. Virginia'S MOTION TO DISMISS. He wrote a motion to dismiss. Where right at the end of it said I? I moved to dismiss the charges but the first fourteen pages of it were excoriating Bill Clinton and like in terms that nobody had seen before It was so harsh and the problem was that he a bunch Democrat said. I can't vote for that I. I don't believe those things about the president. I believe he made a stupid mistake and we should give them a longtime out as PRINOS president and punish them but I don't believe he is the character that that bird was describing and it was a lot of back and forth and bird finally in in frustration said fine. I'll take it all out. And he did a straight motion to dismiss it fails and they move forward. Republicans presumably could have the votes to dismiss this pretty quickly and not even take the vote. Now the problem is and you alluded to it earlier. That's not what Donald Trump wants. Donald Trump wants to reality. Tv. He wants Hunter Biden on the floor. He wants Joe Biden on the floor. He wants a lot of drama. He wants a lot of people to watch and at the end of it he wants someone to stand up and say. Donald TRUMP NOT GUILTY ARTICLE WANT DONALD TRUMP not guilty article to and the single most interesting thing to watch after the New Year will be. Where's Mitch McConnell and where's Donald Trump? I will say this in nineteen ninety nine. Trent Lott and Tom Daschle did what was best for the Senate and took a lot of heat a lot from his own caucus daschle from the White House including me publicly. But they did the right thing for the Senate Mitch. Mcconnell doesn't care about the Senate he doesn't care about the institution and its role in the country We saw that when he to prive. Barack Obama of his constitutional right to appoint Merrick. Garland what. Mitch McConnell cares about first and foremost is being the majority leader. And he's going to do what keeps him as majority leader and right now the most important thing on his mind is he's got six Republicans incumbents who are in tough races and if he comes to the conclusion that the best thing to do is do a quick trial and then dismiss it quickly without even taking up the votes even if that enrages Donald Trump. He's going to do it. The question will be whether he has the votes because trump does have a lot of sway with Republicans other Republicans in the Senate. So it's GonNa be fascinating to watch the majority in the house. It was terribly frustrating for Republicans because the Democrats were in the majority in the Senate is going to be terribly frustrating again for the Republicans because the rules are different. And it's much easier to be the minority and gumming up the works Where you have real ability to come up works as opposed to just two four shots of Red Bull and start screaming the way Doug and Jim Jordan do and the hardest job in America over the next couple of months is not going to be a house manager. Or you know the White House counsel it's going to be Mitch McConnell's Joe Well. We'll see what happens. We are grateful to chairmanship for sitting down with us. And we'll keep an eye on him as he moves into that role in the coming weeks For the trial yes and now that he's a friend of the POD. We hope to have him back when this is all over for a longer session on how it all went. Yep sounds good until next week. Thanks Katie thank you for listening to words matter please. Rate and review words matter on Apple. Podcasts and other podcasts providers..
"intelligence committee" Discussed on Words Matter
"The problem is and you alluded to it earlier. That's not what Donald Trump wants. Donald Trump wants wants a reality TV show. He wants Hunter Biden on the floor. He wants Joe Biden on the floor. He wants a lot of drama. He wants a lot of people to watch and at the end of it he wants someone on to stand up and say Donald Trump not guilty article want donald trump not guilty article to and the single most interesting thing to watch after the New Year will be where's Mitch McConnell and Wears Donald Trump. I will say this in nineteen ninety nine. Trent Lott and Tom Daschle did what was best for the Senate and took a lot of heat Lot from his own Caucus Daschle from the White House including me publicly but they did the right thing for the Senate Mitch. McConnell doesn't care about this out he doesn't care about the institution in and its role in the country We saw that when he arrived. Barack Obama of his constitutional. Right to appoint Merrick Merrick. Garland what Mitch. McConnell cares about first and foremost is being the majority leader. And he's going to do what keeps keeps him as majority leader and right now the most important thing on his mind is he's got six Republicans incumbent you're in tough races and if he comes was to the conclusion that the best thing to do is do a quick trial in dismiss it quickly without even taking up the votes even that Enrages Ages Donald Trump. He's going to do it. The question will be whether he has the votes because trump does have a lot of sway with Republicans other than the Senate. So it's GonNa be fascinating to watch the majority in the house. It was terribly frustrating for Republicans because the Democrats were in the majority in the Senate is going to be terribly frustrating again for the Republicans because the rules are different. And it's much easier are to be the minority and gumming up the works Where you have real ability to come up the works as opposed to just do four shots of red? Ed Boehne starts screaming the way Doug couns Jim Jordan do and the hardest job in America over the next couple of months is not going to be a house manager or in the White House counsel. It's going to be Mitch McConnell's job well. We'll see what happens. We are grateful to chairmanship. I sitting down with us. And we'll keep an eye on him as he moves into that role role in the coming weeks for the trial. Yes and now that he's a friend of the POD. We hope to have him back when this is all over for a longer session on how it all went up until next week. Thanks Katie. Thank you for listening to words matter. Please lease rate and review words matter on apple podcasts and other podcasts providers..
"intelligence committee" Discussed on Words Matter
"Our guest today is chairman of the House permanent. Select Committee on Intelligence Congressman. C'mon Adam Schiff is in his tenth term representing California's Twenty Eighth Congressional district before that he was a member of the California State Senate where he served as chairman airman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Congressman. Schiff began his career as an assistant. US Attorney in the Central District of California chairmanship. Welcome welcome to words. Matter so Mr Chairman you have served nearly two decades in Congress but before that you were California state Senator and a federal prosecutor which is very high profile public life but in the last year really in the last couple of months your name has become the household name and not just as a political figure but as a cultural one. So can you talk a little bit about what that's been like for you and your family on a daily basis and how that's changed for you certainly you know I find that. I'm a human focus group now wherever I go and particularly airports people are more than willing to give you you their thoughts in a very unfiltered way at airports because they expect they will never see you again most very good that which is negative is very negative. If so I do prompt very strong reactions from people. I also have an appreciation for what a lot of my constituents lives are like because I literally represent Hollywood and and so I now know the phenomenon of being in a restaurant and my wife saying those people are staring at you and these people are staring at you. But I'll tell you my favorite anecdote about me into my sudden. Recognition was walking down the street in New York with my daughter who's in college and I'm wearing blue jeans and a canvas jacket and sunglasses and I don't look anything thing like I do on TV. And I'm Kinda surprised that people are stopping me and she's kind of annoyed because in our family there's only one center of attention and it's her and the last straw was when somebody at an outdoor restaurant asked her to hold their beer while we took a picture together and as we walked away She said what am I now the beer holder and I said Alexa. I'm just shocked that anybody can even recognize me and without missing a beat. She says well you know Dad. It's the the pencil neck. So that's what you get from your own kid but It's called genetic humbling. It is a a good title. Who could stuckey me grounded? And that's good so. The House is currently considering. Two articles of impeachment against President Trump won for abuse of power and one for obstruction of Congress based on the factual foundations. And the work that your committee did and the House Intelligence Committee's report and in that same team report you also detail Some activity and involvement vice president pence and conclude that he either acted with knowledge or perhaps was an active participant in the factual underpinnings that are being discussed as a part of the impeachment articles. Now do you believe the vice president pence violated his oath of office. Will I believe there's a lot more that we need to learn about. What the vice president new and whatever complicity might have I will say that Jennifer for Williams who worked on his staff works on his staff still On assignment after she testified And during her open testimony said she had a classified submission to make. She has made that submission. We do not think that there is any proper basis to classify of that information. We have asked that the vice president declassify defy it. We think the country should know members of Congress should know and we will continue to pursue that But there are any number of questions that remain unanswered even though the evidence of the presence abuse of power is overwhelming. We still have questions about How much the vice president may have been evolved? How much the secretary of state was involved we do know from the few documents? Were able to get not from the State Department. which has given us zero but Gordon Sunlen came into his testimony with documents showing that yes everyone was in the loop including the Secretary of State and obviously there are those that are really at the epicenter like Mick Mulvaney you who have refused to testify? And of course the entire agency of the and the White House and the State Department and Defense Department have all refused or document requests so we continue the investigation even as we move forward the articles so in the Nixon impeachment. The question was what did the president no one did. He know it in this case with the president we know what he knew. And when you because he told us in the transcript but is that a legitimate question for the vice president it is legitimate question for the vice president and the point you make Joe I thought was so powerfully made by Swale well during the hearing I was particularly struck by something as I watched just a replay of the president and the White House lawn when he was asked. What did you hope for when you ask Dolinsky that favor on July twenty fifth call and it it was really questioned because of course we didn't have the call record until months later was a question about what did he want when he asks Alinsky for that favor but the present and answered it in the present tense and made it abundantly clear that he is still asking you to do these investigations as the president said it's a very simple answer and that very simple answer is essentially the president is still trying to get foreign interference in our next election? Which is why we felt that? So imperative to move forward with these these articles because the usual remedy for a bad precedent. Voting amount of office doesn't work when the president destroyed to cheat in that very election. So there's some in the media who think and have talked about on? TV about how. Somehow these hearings didn't capture America's attention he's worked for the NFL and at the Super Bowl. We always knew we couldn't guarantee that game we always knew about halftime So my last serious question is did you think about maybe bringing lady Gaga for the recesses. More serious question is looking back. Do you think there's some way you might have done it differently or is this. Just say a methodical thing that over time the public public will get. Well I would say a couple of things. First that the investigation really did move people and very substantially it all depends on where you put the starting point when we began our investigation when we began the depositions when witnesses began to release their testimony they're written statements in those depositions at the beginning of that process. The country was substantial against even doing impeachment investigation fifty five to sixty percent of the country. I thought there shouldn't even be an impeachment. Investigation three months later avow. Those numbers have completely flipped. There had never prior to this investigation. A majority of Americans who I believe that not only should there be investigation but the president should be impeached and removed from office. There is now a narrow majority that believes that to be true. There has been I think a settling in of that movement towards impeachment. And what we have seen is that those that have been paying. The closest attention have been. Those was that have moved most substantially towards impeachment. But there is a group albeit Not a large group but probably about fifteen percent of the public. It has not been paying close attention to this because they're just trying to get by like a great many people. Here's American families are just trying to put food on the table and provide for their family and they can't you know Ford to stay home all day and watch a hearing. It is my hope that we can make the case to those that have not been paying close attention that they have every every right indeed they have every need to expect from president nited states that they put the interests of the country ahead of any personal interest that they're not abused their office to interfere to seek to cheat in an election and furthermore that the Congress must provide a check on any precedent precedent by doing its oversight work and if a president refuses to allow Congress in Equal Branch coequal branch to do that oversight that is important independent basis for that presence removal so I think one of the going to that point one of the underappreciated parts of this is not who has testified but who has not all the people with the first hand knowledge. What went on if you ran the world and could compel one person involved in this with the exception one of the president? Who would you like to put under oath and ask all of these questions off? Well that's a good question. I don't know that I could identify a top choice But I would say that if articles are returned in the House as I expect that they will be there may be an opportunity in a Senate trial to hear from from witnesses that have been unwilling to come forward and perhaps even more substantially We may finally get the documents that the president has ordered not be provided to Congress It is going to be very difficult. I think for senators to oppose a subpoena for documents. they would have to essentially say we're not interested in seeing the evidence so we may finally get the documents administration been withholding. I can't say that for sure. We may finally have access to some of these witnesses and I certainly think that John Bolton has very relevant testimony and people like Mick Mulvaney very relative have testimony and others as well now Mitch. McConnell is going to have a lot of say in what the Senate try looks like. And whether it's a credible trial or whether it's an attempt to whitewash in the president's percents favor but if the senators uphold their obligations to faithfully execute the laws themselves and their constitutional duties to get these soot witnesses and documents that the administration has made such an effort to stonewall if there is a trial in the Senate you very well may baby house manager in that trial. This is certainly not the first case you've prosecuted. Would you consider you mention John. Bolton and Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney We talk about Jennifer Williams. Would you also consider are calling the vice president himself. I don't want to first of all the way up. The speaker who the house managers are so i. I don't want to predict that. I do think whoever the managers are they will want to seek additional documents and testimony. There's a big question about How Mitch McConnell is going to structure these proceedings? And whether he's going allow witnesses and and what kind of witnesses and how the senators are going to be prepared to vote. Are they going to be prepared to vote to hear the evidence or or not. Are they going to try to bring an extraneous issues so it's very difficult to predict and You know I don't want to prejudice. What the managers may ultimately ask in terms of witnesses and documents but the extraordinary thing about the investigation that we were able to do? Thus far is a complex white collar criminal case Jason. This is very much like a complex white collar. Criminal case is generally a very document driven. Enterprise we you've made this case with almost no documents now. We did get a batch of documents from Volcker on the process and we got a smattering of documents documents. Here and there from people like Bass Onlin but given that we've just seen a fraction of the documents and how incriminating those documents have been there. There is a wealth of other information that the White House does not want the Congress to the American people to see And so the question that really will hang over. The trial is will the American people in the Congress. Be Able to see this important evidence or will McConnell tried to keep it from the public. My Day job is is working as a a white collar defense attorney so I have spent much of my time steeped in documents the type of which you talk about so I certainly understand the challenge of making a case without the documents but let me take you back in time for a minute and talk about How we got here in a Republican talking point at the moment in two thousand three? You voted in favor of the invasion of Iraq. And then later you were asked if you regretted that decision and you said absolutely unfortunately our intelligence was dead wrong on that one of the Republican talking points on impeachment is that despite the unanimous conclusion of the US intelligence committee that it was Russia that interfered in the two thousand sixteen election that it was in fact Ukraine and the intelligence community is just wrong. So how do you respond to Republicans who say well if our intelligence could be dead wrong on Iraq. Then why can't it be dead wrong on a Russia Ukraine and the two thousand sixteen election. I've actually never overheard Republicans make that argument That the intelligence could just dead wrong. They don't they simply say we're entitled to our own. Alternate alternate facts. That's really the argument that they're making that maybe the intelligence community is right but why couldn't be Ukraine to now never mind. There's no evidence of of that. We would like to put that out there anyway and the the amazing thing about this that the terrible thing.
"intelligence committee" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"And begs for a big win in a republican state and once again the Republican Donald Trump campaign for loses this time in Louisiana but this time Donald trump actually did something something after that loss that we've never seen him do before hey MSNBC listeners. It's it's made Chuck Rosenberg this week. On the oath I sit down with Roberta Jacobson the former United States ambassador to Mexico on a day to day basis Canada and Mexico Co Affect more citizens of the United States than perhaps anywhere else in the world. Roberta Jacobson has spent her professional life in service to the United States. In her case case by advancing its interests abroad responsible for the operation of the US embassy in Mexico and for the crucial relationship with our large and vibrant neighbor to to the south. It's very much bringing America to the world and bringing the world back to America. Please join me for that conversation with. Roberta Jacobson the former former United States ambassador to Mexico. That's this week on. MSNBC's the oath available now wherever you get your podcasts. President trump was mysteriously rushed to Walter Reed Military Hospital on Saturday afternoon. Louisiana was voting for their next governor. Donald Trump went to Louisiana three times the last month to campaign for the Republican candidate for governor and in his final argument to Louisiana voters. Donald trump was reduced to begging taking in Kentucky. We elected everybody and the headlines next day trump took loss lift him up. So trump tacoma. So you gotTa give me the big wind please. Okay okay. Louisiana did not give him a big win when the votes were counted. On Saturday night Louisiana voted to re elect their democratic governor. John Bel Edwards. We had no idea Saturday night whether Donald Trump even knew this us whether he knew he suffered another election defeat in another governors election and another otherwise republican state and we had no idea whether he knew it the next day because Donald Trump has been seen by no one since he was taken to the hospital for a few hours on Saturday. The White House press secretary who has never held a White House press briefing and has been caught not telling the truth about many things. Says the president is just fine and today although the president remained invisible he did make a proof of life. Phone call to Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards an uncharacteristically offered his congratulations to the latest Democrat to run against trumpism and win. Jared Kushner now is Jim Messina. CEO of the Messina Group. He was the deputy chief of staff for President Obama from from two thousand nine to two thousand eleven and campaign manager for President Obama's reelection campaign in two thousand twelve. Jim Thank you very much for joining us tonight. Really eager since on Saturday night to get your read of what happened in Louisiana for Donald Trump on Saturday. Well a couple of really interesting things. First of all Democratic turnout was through the roof in New Orleans up twenty nine percent over the primary And second in the two Congressional districts of Donald Trump visited did the Democrats actually did better from the primary to the General Governor. Did better in those two places at Donald Trump visited meeting a couple of things Lawrence one. Donald Trump continues to drive democratic turnout to. He probably did help his candidate with their own turnout. But these swing voters are actually deciding. These elections are are moving away from Donald trump in record numbers. I mean Louisiana is a state that Donald Trump carry by twenty points. Kentucky's state we're Democrats or so you were president trump carried carried by almost thirty points. And yet you're seeing big democratic turnout and then swing. Voters moved to the Democrats in ways that we haven't seen in a very long time Lawrence so jim there's an interesting phenomenon here in what you're identifying what these trump visits and it reminds me of when I was working in the Senate for a northeastern liberal senator he I would say to other Democratic senators in more conservative states outcome and campaign for you or I'll stay away. Whichever will help you the most I? Donald Trump doesn't seem to understand that it's possible that staying away could be the best thing he could do for Republican candidate because because Lawrence it's always about Donald trump right. This is never been about anyone but him and he loves his rallies. He loves seeing his people and he has a great time. But you know over and over again. He is driving independence and Democrats to the polls to send him very loud message and his candidates are getting being slaughtered. You remember in two thousand eight when the Obama campaign announced. We're going to compete in Virginia. And everyone said you can't carry Virginia. You'll never win we now I WANNA twice you. Look at the turnout. Numbers in Virginia for for Republicans and they are the worst we have seen in a generation and then on the the other side. Democratic turnout is huge. Young voters eighteen to twenty nine turn out in Virginia in the most recent election was up three hundred percent and it's not all because we have amazing. Democratic candidates is in part because of the country wants to get rid of Donald Trump and they're sending that message over and over again in local elections elections across this country. Jim Messina. Please stay with US across this commercial break because we've just been handed a statement a new statement from the White House from the president's and doctor and as a White House veteran. I just WANNA get your interpretation of what might be going on with the President and the President Dr. We'll be right back. The White House has just released a note from the president's doctor and it's from Dr Shawn Conley and it says that the president was treated on Saturday for a routine planned interim checkup. As part of the regular primary preventive care he receives leaves throughout the year he end after apparently watching CNN tonight where they had a doctor David Scheiner on. Who Was Barack Obama's is physician in Chicago? Before Barack Obama became president David China referred to the possibility that the president had a cardiac issue or even a neurological issue. This this is a direct response to that This letter says this note says the president has not had any chest pain nor was he evaluated or treated for any urgent agent or acute issues specifically he did not undergo any specialized cardiac or neurologic. Evaluations a Jim Messina Xena is back with us. He is a former deputy chief of staff and the Obama White House. Jamuna how presidents are deal with doctors and deal with physical exams. The how does this all read to you Not Great Lawrence. You know one of the reasons why I love your show is. You're very careful about words and if you look at the statement they said routine routine planned visit and that one sentence later said because a scheduling a regularities. We did this. We wanted it all to be off the record. You can't To have both of those things be true and if it was a routine plan thing you'd never do it at Walter Reed. You would have done all that stuff at the White House facilities which are state of the art an amazing If it was just routine stuff you never would've taken him out. And if you're GONNA take him for a routine visit to Walter Reed. You would have announced that you had had a bunch Would have had a photo with the troops. She would have done a bunch of things that are regular to do the second problem Lawrence is. This is the problem when you have a White House lies lies about everything is you can't believe about anything I mean. As you know during the campaign they trotted out his personal doctor to issue a statement with which we later no was written by trump himself and it was completely garbage and then we had the famous. Ronnie Jackson press conferencing. He was the healthiest president of all time when clearly. That's not true. So you just have an absolute sense at all of this is lying and when you trot out a ten PM memo from a doctor are you know that there are likely worried about something and the problem. The problem is the truth is probably that there's something nefarious going on and German quickly before we go. There's is the additional element of we have not seen the president. And when this kind of controversy erupts one of the very first things I would think you would do is say. Let's get the President On-camera let's show him. Let's show that he's doing just fine and that's something. Donald Trump inviting in the cameras is something. They do all the time but not since he's gone to the hospital title favorite thing in the world him being on TV is what he loves more than breathing. So the easiest thing would be to trot him out you know at the White House and do a quick anything would be easy. And why didn't they do that. And you know when you start having unnamed doctors trying to cover something up you start to wonder under what's going on in the White House again Jim Messina. Thank you very much for joining us with your expert opinion on this and other matters appreciate it and when we come back back Donald trump could be facing punishment for apparently lying to special prosecutor. Robert Muller that may.
"intelligence committee" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The house intelligence committee will hold its second week of public hearings in the impeachment probe following testimony by three explosive witnesses last week I'm Jamie Floyd this is All Things Considered on W. NYC cybercriminals are getting better at using deceptive emails to bilk businesses out of huge sums of money it's not so much having the most sophisticated evil technology its use in our own trust and desire to communicate with others against us more on how this growing category of cyber crime works to just ahead this hour plus Newsday's explosive report that reveals extensive housing discrimination across Long Island if the perils of house hunting while black after news headlines live from NPR news in Washington I'm Jax beer even as house Democrats prepare for a second week of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry lawmakers have not let go of the mall investigation ours Bobby Allen reports at issue now is whether president trump lied in written testimony he provided the office of special counsel Robert Muller lawyers representing the house of representatives were in federal court today in a disk you connected to the now closed probe into Russian election interference in twenty sixteen and the trump campaign the democratic led house Judiciary Committee wants to review secret grand jury testimony from the special counsel investigation dog letter a lawyer for the house confirms one question they are looking into whether the president lied and possibly committed perjury in written answers filed smaller in which trump said he was unaware of his campaign's contact with wikileaks a District Court ruled that the grand jury testimony should be released but the justice department is fighting the order a federal appeals court hasn't yet weighed in Bobbi Allen NPR news Washington secretary of state Mike Pompeii today announced the US is softening its position on Israeli settlements in the occupied west bank it's the latest in a series of moves by the trump administration and we can Palestinian claims to statehood Pompey was change would repudiate in nineteen seventy eight state department legal opinion held civilian settlements in the occupied territories are quote inconsistent with international law Pompeii saying the Carter administration views things differently the trump administration is reversing the about ministrations approach towards Israeli settlements US public statements on someone activities in the west bank have been inconsistent over decades trump administration contends the settlements are a matter for the Israeli courts meanwhile in the wake of the announcement the US embassy in Jerusalem warned Americans about traveling there due to heightened tensions the trump administration is granting some US companies a new three month extension to keep working with while way the Chinese tech company says efforts to ban it from doing business in the U. S. because of national security risks are hurting American firms or line while way for equipment more from NPR Shannon bond Huawei says the trump administration's decision to put on a blacklist back in may has caused quote significant economic harm to companies here in the US the blacklist means American firms cannot do business with hallway unless they get approval from the government but some companies about an exemption from the band and that is now being extended until February that will let rural internet and cellphone providers who use equipment made back while they keep their networks up to date it will allow some U. S. suppliers to sell parts of wallet the trump administration is worried that the Chinese company could spy for Beijing or steal intellectual property Huawei denies that it is a national security risk Shannon bond NPR news San Francisco stocks are under their record gains the Dow up thirty one points today the nasdaq closed up nine points you're listening to NPR this is W. NYC I'm Jamie Floyd a prominent black supporter of Michael Bloomberg says he believes the former mayor's apology on stop and frisk South Carolina mayor Stephen Benjamin says he understands why people think the apology is political opportunism but he disagrees he did make it clear disagree so there's a conversation yesterday that that he'd had several conversations with with men and also the families of of of of of of men and women who have been stopped over time stop and frisk disproportionately affects people of color key voters who support Bloomberg must now consider this policy issue Cory Booker the New Jersey senator and presidential candidate introduced a bill last week at to restrict solitary confinement in immigration detention the Democrat is calling his political allies to end their contracts with immigration and customs enforcement W. N. Y. C.'s math cats reports bookers bill directly affects three county jails in New Jersey where democratic officials of.
"intelligence committee" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"The president's former lawyer may have no choice, but to appear before congress after all today. Michael Cohen was subpoenaed to testify before the Senate intelligence committee sometime next month before he reports to prison in early March cone postponed to schedule voluntary parents before the house oversight committee next month citing threats to his family from the president Rudy Giuliani. Cohen's lawyer confirmed the subpoena was issued and says Cohen intends to comply with it just before air. I spoke with congressman Eric swallow is a democratic California and a member of the house intelligence engine, Sherry committees. Congressman swallow will Adam Schiff who's the chairman of your committee said today, he's also prepared to subpoena. Michael Cohen now, if he does in the house oversight committee does as well that would be three committees Cohen would be legally required to testify in front of some might see that as excessive is it. Well, Michael Cohen, testified to the house intelligence committee and lied. That's why he's in part going to jail. So I think we have reason to have him give us a come clean account of what really happened now other committees have other jurisdictions, but we want to get a full account of just exactly what he was protecting for the president. Why he lied and then what did candidate Trump no about a Russian efforts to build a Trump Tower? It worked with the Trump organization to build a Trump Tower in Moscow and also Russia's efforts to help the Trump campaign during the two thousand sixteen election Cohen and his people have obviously raised security concerns. I mean, it's not really the job of congress to provide security. But is there any way your committee can address Coen's concerns for his family safety or even for his safety from any kind of retaliation? I think this is something that we should this is an extraordinary circumstance. So we should of course, consider it as a former prosecutor, I can tell you that it's very likely that the molar team is also working to protect him because they may need his testimony. But if I could address Michael Cohen, I I would tell him is someone who's talked to witnesses who have broken away from gangs before one you have to protect yourself as well. So you have to be smart about that. You know in two you've already done the hard part. You've come forward you've broken away. You've given your account don't allow a paper tiger to bully you. And also, the the message that you send to other witnesses with your courage can be very helpful in an investigation. Davis. Coen's adviser call today for President Trump to to be censured by congress for witness tampering. G you consider what the president has said about Cohen to be witness tampering. And would you support a central vote? I think he is intending to keep Michael Cohen from coming in at this point. I think because we are waiting for the Muller report. We're doing our own investigations with respect to obstruction of Justice. And and collusion. I don't think we need to every time. There's breaking news, you know, have a censure vote. But I think there is going to be a day of reckoning for this president and what he has done with the Russians and obstructing the rule of law in this country. I want to ask you about Giuliani as well where there have been certainly a lot of shifting stories about a lot of different things from Giuliani this week. He told the Washington Post about that. He said there is a strategy. The strategy will become a parent. There have been these objections in the past. It's become obvious somewhat thereafter, you have to be patient. Does that make sense to you? Do you believe there's a strategy? Here. Actually, I believe what they are trying to do is to just kind of throw anything against the wall and see what sticks and create confusion because they're also fighting a political battle in addition to legal battles. But you know, you have to step back and ask you why would the president not want Michael Cohen to testify? Why would Rudy Giuliani wanna create confusion to me? It's because they want to protect the underlying questions, which is did the president have knowledge of what the Russians were doing was he seeking business deals while he was running for president. And did he obstruct and try and shut down lawful. Investigations innocent people don't act the way that the president and his lawyer are acting, and I think that's that can't be missed here. Just finally your community..
"intelligence committee" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"And the Washington Post a simile the Justice department is held up or oppose the merger of the parent of CNN is this driven by what would be and completely atypical of you of antitrust by this current Justice department, or is this an effort to punish an I think we ought to find out, but that won't be with an arc minister diction it will be within one of the other committees. And they will have to decide is that as important an issue as any number of other things that are equally meritorious. So that's what I mean you could. Easily come up with a long list of things that we ought to be concerned about in a normal administration would be worthy of an intensive investigation. But because of the the complete dearth of oversight of the last two years as well as just how scandal plagued this ministration is it means we won't be able to do everything. One of the things, you know, people forget this in the current environment. But the house intelligence committee, first and foremost is not an investigative entity. It's first and foremost policy and oversight Anne, and I'm would be derelict in my law, fair responsibilities. If I didn't ask you about your policy priorities with respect to the normal business of the house intelligence committee over the next couple of years. Well, and let me give you an illustration. And we always conducted investigations, you're right. We're not typically viewed as investigative body, but you know, some years ago we conducted under Rogers groupers burger investigation of while way. Z T. E were these Chinese firms a threat to us from a counterintelligence point of view semi one issue that I'm greatly concerned in which we're going to be continuing to investigate is whether we have serious supply chain concerns with technologies that we are purchasing from China. And does that call for us to take a far more aggressive steps to create our own independent supply chain as it reached that level because that would be a rather mammoth policy decision where we make and what's your instinct on that is is the is your working hypothesis that? Yeah, we're at that point where we need to seriously consider that or is this a sort of more defensive wanna make sure we're keeping track of the situation. But your instinct is that we're not at that point yet. Well, my instinct is that we may very well get to that point. If we're not there now that just as. As we have been reliant on the Russians to get us to the space station, we are increasingly reliant on Chinese firms to make components that could be used against us. And that's a rather enormous undertaking. If we're going to do what's necessary to limit that reliance. So it's not something that you do without a thorough throw investigation. But that is the kind of issue that traditionally our committee has looked into that we'll continue to look into we've also done vested work about problems that have rear their head at this particular element of the icy or another or concerns we've had about covert action programs, and so all of those areas some you could characterize Moore's oversight. But some of them are just downright. Investigatory wanna ask you a political question? One of the features of the mid terms that has garnered a lot of commentary is the sort. Of rise of a large faction of much more progressive Democrats, we have just seen a Republican caucus that went to war against the intelligence community the movement in the United States that is traditionally associated with real suspicions of the intelligence community. At least in modern times has been the political left. And so I'm interested in your thoughts on this new group of progressive left Democrats coming in in a environment in which it is a typically the Democratic Party that is sort of standing as the defenders of the intelligence community and federal law enforcement. I it's a weird integration. I and I'm interested in your thoughts. As to are we at a moment in which the left and the intelligence community and law enforcement communities have more to talk about than they used. Two or is this a situation in which we've seen the right after the I see in the end the law enforcement world, and we're gonna see some real tensions emerge..
"intelligence committee" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Let's up i spoke to you several months ago they were deciding whether to release the the democratic something or other member after they released the republican one that's a long time ago but anyway the house intelligence committee reports maybe yeah okay well i degree that that the president wouldn't wouldn't block it and then it turned out that he did but anyway that's the reason my call what we say what he no i think he he sent republicans had something and then the democrats respond to right the re right the republicans release something he reviewed it and then he agreed to it being released and then the democrats had a had a dare report he also i guess had the responsibility if not him someone staff they they won't happen was they ordered some reductions and the and the democratic report was they were both released yes yes they did what does that tell you about the american public that elective it was more of a an anti hillary volt.
"intelligence committee" Discussed on WCPT 820
"And and the most sensitive one of course is is the the mueller investigation into donald trump and and they would they would they would like to shut that down i mean there tells me that they're very much afraid i that that the house intelligence committee is a disgrace at least the republican faction of the house intelligence committee the house intelligence committee closed its investigation into possible collusion or interference by the russians and the trump campaign and the the twenty sixteen elections the house intelligence committee controlled by republicans and trump is out there bragging about it saying he feels very vindicated he he knew all along that there was no collusion and now he's been proven right because of the house intelligence committee and their report well that that's the republicans who issued that report they had the votes to shut down the investigation and they shut it down and the democrat said wait a minute this is a sham this is misleading this report on by no means when the our investigation by no means vindicated anybody you had key witnesses that you didn't even bother to interview i mean papadopoulos for one thing they never interviewed popadopoulos he's the guy that started this thing by talking about russians contacting him for saying that they wanted to they had some dirt and they didn't interview him and they didn't interview michael flynn and the democrats are saying what a shame what a sham you didn't even bother and you and now you release a report that that i mean you had you had the chairman of the house intelligence committee making a midnight run over to the white house remember that and meeting with trump and coming back and saying you had secret information and now they've closed the investigation the house intelligence committee and said we didn't find anything i wish we had congressman quigley here i'd love to hear his version he's a democrat from chicago and he's on the house intelligence committee and that the democrats have issued their own report and they have just slammed this action by that by the committee by the committee leaders it's just it's a sham it's phony and here they are releasing this this is this is the house now and at the same time the senate intelligence committee or investigating committee they're still going and they're doing it in a bipartisan way they're still going oh but the house members.
"intelligence committee" Discussed on KPAM 860
"Know it's been reported that senators burn warner went to speaker ryan about the behaviour apparently about the behaviour of the house intelligence committee and something that may have leaked out from the republican side about senator warner how bad is the relationship between the senate intelligence committee in the house intelligence committee well i would say there's not much of a relationship at this point to tell you the truth uh we're trying to just continue on on a bipartisan basis you'll notice there haven't been all the memos and counter memos and that kind of thing and and there really isn't that much of a relationship we're only a couple of hundred yards apart but uh uh it's it's a it's worlds apart in terms of the way we've approach that i'm curious which you think of tom rooney's comment republican from florida he's on the entire house intel he said this he goes hey i want this house investigation to end because we have gone off the rails of being able to objectively do our job do you agree that the house intelligence committee is off the rails and they can't do their job anymore well i thought that was a really interesting comment because he wasn't talking about the substance i at first thought he was going to say let's end it because i don't like where it's going but he basically you're saying we're just not getting anywhere again this is not my position to comment on on what they do i'm going to concentrate on doing our role is as best we can in so far we've been able to maintain a bipartisan approach to this and we're certainly going to continue to try to do that all right and do you believe the devon newness was trying to harm mark warner you believe we leaked information to harm mark warner i don't have any evidence to to to justify that conclusion somebody did and mark warner by the way made clear to the committee to the republicans on the committee to chairman bur what had happened we were trying to chase down christopher steel and mark warner was trying to further that effort and and so it all know where it came from but it appears that there is evidence that came out of the house side and that's uh that's disturbing senator angus king the.
"intelligence committee" Discussed on WWL
"The russian russians effort to get into state election systems that's a crucial part of it then they'll be something on what the what the russians did in the election generally the hardest part in the most contentious part frankly as is the final piece which is as you suggest to talk about connections between the trump campaign and officials surrounding the president with uh with foreign entities leading up to the election and after do you have any reason to believe that the trump administration has made any policy decisions based on a personal financial issue for either mr kushner or mr trump i i have no reason to believe that but i i i'm not prepared to comment on at one way or the other i gotta ask you about your friends on the house side of things i know it's been reported that senators burn warner went speaker ryan about the behaviour apparently about the behaviour of the house intelligence committee and something that may have leaked out from the republican side about senator warner how bad is the relationship between the senate intelligence committee in the house intelligence committee well i would say there's not much of a relationship at this point to tell you the truth uh we're trying to just continue on on a bipartisan basis you'll notice there haven't been all the memos encounter memos and that kind of thing and and there really isn't that much of a relationship but we're only a couple of hundred yards apart but uh uh it's it's a it's worlds apart in terms of the way we've approach that i'm curious which you think of tom rooney's comment republican from florida he's on the intel house intel he said this he goes hey i want this house investigation to end because we have gone off the rails of being able to objectively do our job do you agree that the house intelligence committee is off the rails and they can't do their job anymore well i thought that.
"intelligence committee" Discussed on Le Show
"And he's on meet the press this weekend to uh again talkin in dark terms about the apple and it at we would acquire to quote a um a movie unfamiliar with the ball misquoted to misquote too much blood he perspective to remember there was just four years ago the john brennan than the uh head of the cia and belief at the time lied to the senate to the senate intelligence committee he talked this uh this on this on meet the press appearance about the wholesale violation of norms and protocols involved in the newness led devin nunes led republican majority on the senate and the house intelligence committee issuing this memo talk about norms and protocols what was john brennan lying about four years ago the cia upset that the majority on the senate intelligence committee at that time democrat was preparing to issue a report on the secret torture regime of the cia during the bush administration the cia had broken into the computers of members of the staff of the senate intelligence committee and he lie he denied that that happened and us several members of the intelligence committee several democrats called for his resignation at when the uh fight first happened diane feinstein who was then chairman of the intelligence committee said the cia may have violated the us constitution john brennan said her claims were quote beyond the scope of reason so the um the nature of the rhetoric is not new.
"intelligence committee" Discussed on KELO
"That we engage in these partisan attacks we engage in what i think is trench warfare in washington in which both parties stay in their trenches pro grenades at one another and fail to govern and i think that's why the american people are angry and frustrated very frankly it's because they look at washington and see that a doesn't work and that concerns us all but i guess the point is this dead as a democrat you probably thought that bill clinton was being hounded by and inspectors vera like the special counsel who support donald trump may feel the same thing about the special all investigation of help i understand that i understand how presidents can have that feeling that somehow you know there are people out there that are trying to get him no matter what they try to do i understand that but i think they also need to understand whether they're democrats or republicans that we have an obligation in this country to find the truth and to establish what the truth this and when you try to avoid the truth ultimately it is going to come out we are going to find out what happened here with the russians we're going to find out whether or not there was collusion in ball we'll find that out and to try to pretend that somehow we can avoid that i think it's only fooling yourself let's talk about the practical effect of what happened this week from your long experience the partisan blake inside the house intelligence committee and that worries me because it damages frankly an institution that is critical to our national security the house intelligence committee just like the senate intelligence committee was established in order to provide bipartisan oversight of very highly sensitive and classified intelligence information to make sure that our intelligence agencies law enforcement agencies were doing what is necessary to do but pursuant to our constitution and to the rule of law when my partisanship breaks down and way intelligent starts to be used on a partisan basis to score political points i think that really undermines the way the intelligence committee is supposed to function and it's going to hurt our ability to be able to have the kind of oversight we need in our democracy the finds a process to.
"intelligence committee" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Now republicans on the house intelligence committee voted dramatically last week that they would make this memo this damning memo available to all members of the house now that's surprised democrats on the intelligence committee who didn't even know this memo existed but this is now led to a huge right wing campaign to demand that this memo be declassified and released to the public again to be clear this is just a memo written by house republicans it's not like it's a secret justice department document that's been unearthed through incredible detective work it's not like of something that has been prised out of the fbi and now must see the light of day this is something house republicans wrote themselves and now they've created a campaign saying it must be released this thing we wrote ourselves but this release the memo cause has become a leading cause of russian bahts and trolls online hashtag release the memo has gone around many hundreds of thousands of times in the past few days whatever it is the house republicans are trying to ginned up with this memo that they wrote the russian bots online are doing everything they can to help is weird that released the memo is both a rallying cry for republicans and for russians online the secret republican group seemingly wants everybody to see their memo attacking the fbi with one exception i should tell you they are not showing this imperial to the fbi the fbi has reportedly asked for nunez for a copy quote in order to evaluate the information and take appropriate steps if necessary.
"intelligence committee" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"The way i'm just curious have he was receiving email on his private server let me continue he later made his way back to hong kong after being questioned by fbi agents in 2013 it's unclear why mr lead decided a risk arrest by coming to the united states this month in the bucks the agents found mr lead written down details about meetings between cia informants and undercover agents as well as their real names and phone numbers according to court papers prosecutors said material in the bucks reflected the same information containing classified cables that mr lee at written while at the agency in the story goes on this is really quite horrific because patriots heroes people who are assisting the united states were executed some of them are now in gulags being tortured now here's my question i have a lot of questions tonight here's my question do we have a senate intelligence committee two of the house intelligence committee what is the main focus of these committees the president of the united states there is no collusion whatsoever and yet how many man hours she's me how many people hours how many people hours has the senate intelligence committee and has the house intelligence committee spent on investigating the president of the united states and the phony collusion issue moreover how many people hours has the senate intelligence committee spent investigating this how many people hours has the house intelligence committee spent investigating this this is an enormous problem for the united states china listen to me china is our enemy china is our enemy they are stealing our technology there are stealing our weapons technology they're stealing everything they can from us it's not that this is such a great society that they developed these things on their own and they're executing our informants and the best the united states damn congress can dose investigate the president for a phony issue day after day week after week montclair them out pretty bad don't you think but that's not all we have from the chinese government politica not politico is a left wing cook website except every now and then there is a worthwhile store i don't know what happens it slips by the editor i guess justice so much slips by the editor at the.
"intelligence committee" Discussed on KARN 102.9
"You have a private server by the way i'm just curious have he was receiving email on his private server let me continue he later made his way back to hong kong after being questioned by fbi agents in 2013 it's unclear why mr lead decided the risk arrest by coming to the united states this month the the bucks the agents found mr lead written down details about meetings between cia informants and undercover agents as well as their real names and phone numbers according to court papers prosecutors said material in the bucks reflected the same information containing classified cables that mr lee at written while at the agency in the story goes on this is really quite horrific because patriots heroes people who are assisting the united states were executed some of them are now in gulags being tortured a here's my question i have a lot of questions tonight here's my question do we have a senate intelligence committee you have a house intelligence committee what is the main focus of these committees the president of the united states there is no collusion whatsoever and yet how many man hours excuse me how many people hours how many people hours has the senate intelligence committee and has the house intelligence committee spent one investigating the president of the united states and the phony collusion issue moreover how many people hours has the senate intelligence committee spent investigating this how many people hours has the house intelligence committee spent investigating this this is an enormous problem for the united state china listen to me china is our enemy china is our enemy they are stealing our technology there stealing our weapons technology they're stealing everything they can from us it's not that this is such a great society that they developed these things on their own and they are executing our informants and they're best the united states damn congress can dose investigate the president for our foley issue day after day week after week month after month pretty bad don't you think but that's not all we have from the chinese government politica not politico is a left wing cook website except every now and then there's a worthwhile store i don't know what happens it's slips by the editor i guess justice so much slips by the editor at the weekly standard to make it a subpar magazine in my humble opinion case in point andrew fergusson nonetheless back the politico how china.
"intelligence committee" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"Adam this is extraordinary reporting is your reporting explained to viewers why it's so significant but i think he really need to understand that when when colmey spoke to the senate intelligence committee last week he hid heat assured a he explained how he had assured trump that he wasn't being investigated personally and so what we've learned here is that in fact there was a change within the fbi and and they were investigating him for a for potential obstruction and what we learned is also that there were a series of interviews that the special council had arranged with top intelligence officials potentially as part of that investigation and based on your reporting that change came about as i understand it because of the firing of komen right and uh you know obviously colmey testified that that was his intention in leaking the memos detailing his communications with the president and so you know it's it's what we learned is actually get this this decision to open this file if you will on on trump was made actually before the special council is actually named which is just just a few days later but i mean for president trump the irony is his own actions are in firing colmey actually lead to then this evolution which i mean no elder led to the special council but it also then led to the special council according to your reporting now investigating him for obstruction right i mean when you when you think about it you know when when colmey in when in his first meeting with the then president elect trump he he assures trump that he's not the target that he's not a targeted the investigation that's underway he's trying to reassure him.