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"jackie spear" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The Bloomberg business app, this is Bloomberg radio. Now a global news update. Federal officials say they found a lot of classified records that were at former president Trump's home in Florida, California democratic congresswoman Jackie spear didn't mince words. The affidavit underscores the fact that not only was this a reckless act of former president, it may, in fact, be a criminal act. This came from the release redacted affidavit used to justify the FBI search of Trump's home earlier this month. The Justice Department claims Trump took sensitive documents with him when he left office, according to the affidavit several of the documents were marked top secret, the highest level of classified information. Trump, meanwhile, is dismissing the affidavit that was used to justify the raid on truth social. He used through it three exclamation marks to claim it was heavily redacted. Trump also claimed he gave many documents to federal officials, and that the judge should have never allowed the raid on his Mar-a-Lago home. Ukraine president volodymyr zelensky says the situation is still very risky at Europe's largest nuclear power plant. Jim Forbes has more. Russia took control of the power plant in southeast Ukraine back in March, though it still operated by Ukrainian technicians. Shelling by Russian troops this week caused reactors at the plant to be disconnected for the first time in its history. Two of the 6 reactors were reconnected on Friday, but zelensky says the situation there, quote, remains very risky and dangerous and warned quote any action by Russia that could provoke the disconnection of reactors would once again place the station one step away from a catastrophe. I'm Jim Forbes. Stocks are plunging after Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell warned that bringing down inflation will be painful on Friday the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than a thousand points. The S&P 500 down 141, the NASDAQ lost almost 500. And the IRS will waive penalties for almost 1.6 million Americans who filed their tax returns late. I'm Brad's sequel. Netflix is setting a price point for its new ad supported tier with a release date targeted for later this year, a Bloomberg report says the streaming service is targeting a 7 to $9 rate at an amount down from the most popular current plan of just over $15. Netflix would reportedly have four minutes of commercials before enduring programming. It will debut in the final three months of the year in 6 test markets. Is a pay cut coming to those working from home. Julie Ryan tells us why the idea is brewing. The pandemic gave us Zoom meetings working in sweatpants and a short commute from one room to another, while many companies saw higher productivity and lower costs working from home is now looking more like a benefit that the employee will have to pay for. The working from home project found that employers wouldn't necessarily cut salaries of existing employees, but higher remote workers in cheaper markets for new positions. Companies like Facebook, Google, and Twitter have already been doing this for a couple years. I'm Julie Ryan. Some of the people recently arrested for voter fraud in Florida believe they were eligible to vote. Rick hoschel has more. A report in Politico says several people were sent voter registration cards and were approved to cast ballots, governor Ron DeSantis announced the arrest of 20 people last week, saying they were disqualified from voting in 2020 due to prior murder or sexual assault convictions. Desantis highlighted the arrest to show that the newly created election security office was working to root out cases of election fraud. A rally is planned today at the Texas capitol in Austin demanding a special session on new gun laws. The group which includes parents of the May attack at a Yuval di elementary school want the Texas legislature to raise the minimum AR-15 purchase age to 21. The rally is scheduled to start at 11 local time. Howard University is safe following two bomb threats within 48 hours. Howard University president Wayne Frederick announced in a letter that the school received the threats on the east and west towers
"jackie spear" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The Bloomberg business app This is Bloomberg radio Now a global news update President Biden is authorizing another $350 million in military assistance to Ukraine as invading Russian forces pushed towards the capital city That announcement today from Secretary of State Antony Blinken who stressed Ukraine is in danger This is the greatest threat to security in Europe since World War II Secretary blinken says the move is another signal that the U.S. stands with the people of Ukraine as they try to defend their nation from one of the world's largest military forces Russia claims it temporarily paused its military campaign against Ukraine overnight to await word on possible negotiations with Kyiv a Kremlin spokesman says Russian forces have since resumed operations since the government of Ukraine failed to respond He also called the international sanctions against Russia serious but added Moscow had prepared for them in advance NATO is activating its 40,000 strong multinational response force for the first time ever Democratic congresswoman Jackie spear of California calls it a significant development but one that's also going to come with a lot of soul searching for all of us who are part of NATO right now In the end I think we've got to make a calculation Does this mean that we are going to let Ukraine be taken and then just fight for our NATO countries Or are we going to sustain some kind of an effort within the country Nearly 2700 people have been detained in anti war protests in Russia since Thursday According to independent protest monitoring site ovd info about half were taken into custody in Moscow alone Russia's investigative committee warned citizens that taking part in anti war protests was illegal and would leave a lasting mark on a person's future There are concerns about soaring gas prices as a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine triple-A says the national average price of a gallon of regular unleaded is three 57 That's actually the same as yesterday but there are ongoing worries that the price could skyrocket if Russia pulls its oil off the global market Drivers in California are currently paying the most at four 81 a gallon I'm Julie Ryan Today marks ten years since the death of Trayvon Martin an event that paved the way for the Black Lives Matter movement and caught the attention of the nation's first African American president A Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago After the 17 year old was shot and killed in Florida then president Obama said it might be a good time to examine laws like that state's stand your ground self defense law The man who shot Martin George Zimmerman was found not guilty nearly a decade to the day after his death a group of democratic lawmakers and gun control activists cited Trayvon Martin on Thursday as they announced the formation of a national task force to try and repeal Florida's stand your ground law and similar versions elsewhere The U.S. mint is releasing coins honoring Purple Heart heroes for the first time ever Matt Matson has more The national Purple Heart hall of honor commemorative coins is meant to pay tribute to those wounded in combat and those who gave their.
"jackie spear" Discussed on AP News
"News. I'm Ed Donahue. Bill Cosby has been released from prison. Pennsylvania's highest court overturned Cosby Sex Assault Conviction The A P s margins. Szaroleta has the story. Bill Cosby had agreed to give potentially incriminating testimony in a civil lawsuit filed by accuser Andrea Constand over 2004 encounter as long as he would not be charged. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court says District Attorney Kevin Steele was obligated to keep his predecessors promised to Cosby instead. Steelhead Cosby arrested for sexual assault and charged in 2015. That conviction has now been thrown out. Cosby has served two years of a 3 to 10 year sentence at a prison near Philadelphia. I'm Margie Szaroleta Later today, the House is expected to vote on starting a select committee to investigate the January capital Riot, California Democrat Jackie Spear was shot and nearly killed in Guyana in the 19 seventies are thinking back in January. I thought at that moment My God. I survived Guyana, but I'm not going to survive this in the house of democracy in the country in which I was born. Republicans say this is a political move by Democrats, a source tells the AP Charges could be filed tomorrow against the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer as part of an investigation into former President Donald Trump's finances. Four more bodies have been found in the rubble of the collapsed condo in Surfside, Florida. 16 people have died. Miami Dade County Fire Chief Alan Kaminsky says Search and rescue continues prevent weather.
"jackie spear" Discussed on KQED Radio
"In January, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the federal government will be releasing new guidance next week about reopening schools. NPR's Asia, Roscoe reports President Biden has made reopening schools a priority, but concerns have been raised about safety. The administration's goal is to get Children back in the classrooms even before the pandemic is over, CDC director Rochelle Wolinsky says further guidelines for making that happen are in the works were actively working on the guidance Theophile Shal guidance, which will be released in only dad earlier this week. Well, let's get said getting teachers vaccinated is not a prerequisite for opening schools safely. But the White House downplayed that statement saying Wolinsky was speaking in a personal capacity. President Biden has set a goal of getting most elementary and middle school students back to you in person learning by the end of April. Aisha Roscoe NPR news The English woman, Marjorie Taylor. Greene is speaking out a day after she was expelled from two powerful committee assignment when the Democrats and 11 of my Republican colleagues decided to strip me of my committee assignments, Education and labor and the budget Committee. You know what they did they actually strip my district. Of their voice. Critics from both sides of the aisle rebuke Green for her public support of far right conspiracy theories like those calling mass shootings in schools staged and her history of violent rhetoric against Democratic leaders. The European Union is condemning Russia's decision to expel three European diplomats, accusing them of attending rallies in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Wrestles Teri Schultz reports. The Kremlin announced the move while the EU's foreign policy chief was visiting Moscow. The use taught diplomat Joseph Burrell says he found out Russia was declaring on voice from Germany, Poland and Sweden persona non grata while he was meeting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Well, says he rejects allegations the three had conducted activities incompatible with their status is foreign diplomats. The Russian government says they attended to January 23rd protest. The decision should be reconsidered, Burrell says. German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the explosions unjustified. Both Poland and Sweden said their diplomats had on Lee carried out their official duties. Poland says If the decision is not reversed, it may retaliate against Moscow for NPR news. I'm Teri Schultz in Brussels. The U. S trade deficits, the largest it Spence is the height of the 2008 financial crisis. Commerce Department reporting pandemic related disruptions resulted in a trade gap ballooning more than 17.5%. Nearly $679 billion last year. You're listening to NPR news. Life from KQED News. I'm terrorists. Tyler. Oakland Mayor Libby Shaft has tapped Deputy chief Laurent Armstrong's to be the city's new chief of police. Armstrong is a native of West Oakland who has served in the OPD for 20 years. In an announcement video this morning, Armstrong says he'll focus on the safety of Oakland's youngest residents. I'm one of those young people that didn't feel safe. And so is my job now to do everything I can to make sure that we is a police department Do our John Armstrong will take over a department that has faced years of turmoil and criticism over police misconduct. The city has had 10 police chief since 2003 and remains under federal oversight to reform its practices. The area. Congress members used a Thursday hearing on Capitol Hill to condemn the enduring trauma caused by the Trump administration's family separation policy that drew shock and anger when it came to light in 2018. Hears Kay cuties Michelle Wiley while questioning the inspector general of the Department of Justice. San Matteo, Congresswoman Jackie Spear called separating families quote, harmful, traumatic and chaotic. She said federal officials knew forcible separations were traumatized Children and had no plans to address the harm. So was Charlie Chalice Act. Within the Department of Justice and not stepping in and providing some kind of medication. Under Trump. Border officials separated more than 5000 Children from their parents. Earlier this week, President Joe Biden established a task force to reunite hundreds of families who remain.
"jackie spear" Discussed on KGO 810
"Tribal We've studio in Burlingame. Some Bay Area politicians weighing in on today's inauguration of President Joe Biden. Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown spoke with Kjos Path. Thurston has some ideas he doesn't maintain. In his speech that his ideas constant of the answer. What he did exhibit though, was that there is a place for everybody in this system, and it is in this democracy and he intends to have everybody participates. And Congresswoman Jackie Spear telling path that President Biden will use his relationships to make changes been a master of making deals when he was in the U. S Senate and hopefully, his long term relationship with Mitch McConnell will be helpful in this very important 1st 100 days. San Francisco leaders concerned the city has no coordinated effort to roll out covert 19 vaccines by public and private providers. So Supervisor Matt Haney is asking health systems like UCSF and Kaiser to detail their plans before a city committee supervisor. Haney says the city's covered 19 dashboard has been inadequate and helping residents find out where and when they can get the shots. That system went up and down. In some cases, sent dozens of text messages or no confirmation at all. There is still no public plan, and I hope that this changes in the near future for the rollout that I've seen no clear plan for outrage and no way for people to volunteer or help. Supervisors say their goal is to have 900,000 people in San Francisco, vaccinated by the end of June through mass vaccination sites and private health care providers. Cal fire lifting evacuations today for homes that were threatened by wildfires in the Santa Cruz mountains. The Panther and Freedom fires burned 100 acres, but no structures were lost to no injuries reported officials expect to have full containment of the fires by sometime this evening..
"jackie spear" Discussed on KGO 810
"Some Bay Area politicians are weighing in on today's inauguration of President Joe Biden. Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown spoke with you. After Stan. He has some ideas he doesn't maintain in his speech that his ideas constant is the answer. What he did Exhibit though, was that there is a place for everybody in this system and that is in this democracy, and he intends to have everybody participate. And Congresswoman Jackie Spear, telling Pat Thurston, the president, Biden will be using his relationships to make changes, either. He's been a master of making deals when he was in the U. S Senate and hopefully, his long term relationship with Mitch McConnell will be helpful in this very important 1st 100 days. Three new Democratic senator sworn into office Vice President Kamila Harris delivering the oath of office to Democrats John Asaf, Raphael Warnock of Georgia and California's newest senator Alex Padilla. Their arrival, giving Democrats the Senate majority in the split 50 50 chamber, with Vice President Harris the potential tiebreaking vote California reporting Now it's second highest number of covert 19 deaths, but also a decrease in hospitalizations below 20,000. For the first time since December 27th. The total 694 new deaths reported yesterday or today, Rather is the second to the record, 708 reported on January 8th, California officials are now pinning their hopes on President Joe Biden as they struggle to get enough Corona virus vaccines. This report is sponsored by you, A local union 393 you, A local union, 393 represents thousands of construction workers. In the plumbing pipe fitting an H back our service technician fields throughout the South Bay. They've been building it right the first time for more than 115 years. Kgo 8 10 traffic.
"jackie spear" Discussed on KGO 810
"And it is in this democracy and he intends to have everybody participate. That was very, very good. And the answer to your question is yes, I do think if Biden and Harris keep that attitude Keep doing what they're doing by way of the people there, pointing except it will be a new day. We so desperately need a new day. You know, when Barack Obama was inaugurated, I cried. I was so happy with what it meant for the United States of America. For him to achieve the presidency. I almost think that this election and this inauguration is is more vital to America because of where we are today because of the danger that was posed by the president, who is being replaced would tell us about your feelings about the importance of this day. Well, I think I share your view that it is extremely important. You are correct. The Obama inauguration. I was there for every moment of that event that took place around him. But it was a normal kind of movement. The economy was in very bad shape. What you have a guy going out as president who's spending much time almost at the Obama inauguration as Obama did Bush Really Woz? Um, a person who respected democracy and respected of a human beatings. He was not about dragging people in to all of the pursuit of inequality and racism and sexism and all the things That the Trump Administration highlighted Obama was able obviously to do what he needed to do to get the economy going again and he got us all back with some degree of optimism. And then along comes Trump and believe me, Nothing has been more disappointed for me as a public official as a public servant, and all the years that I put in, I watched every aspect what I believed in the intemperate with in Tampa gone. By the time by the people who embraced the leadership and the followership. What turned in to be basically, Ah, Colt. I'm glad they're gone. I know, however, and I'm optimistic about the potential for the Biden Harris team. I think we are back. Eventually where we were when Obama was still the president, and that's where we need to be. I agree with you. But do you think Donald Trump is done? I do believe that Donald Trump is over. There is just no way after the sixth of January, when he inspired on so many people to do what they did to the capital, which prompted everything that we saw in terms of the The army and the law enforcement at the Frenchman and all the things we saw today at this inauguration that was all inspired by Trump. What's interesting one of the persons that protected him? McConnell, The person who was a Senate leader on the Republican side, made it very clear he has disassociated himself. With Trump. I suspect that there's going to be a line of people who will be doing that, and they will be doing it for the reasons that are appropriate not doing its subject. God's Trump lost. They've got to be doing it because they really do believe that his administration was a true assault on democracy. If they accept that, then he is gone for good. I don't think he can get back. Are you talking about the Senate voting to convict him in the impeachment trial? I do believe that the Senate will get to the impeachment trial and I think that there may be 17 people in the Senate who will reject him. But whether or not there are 17 and more just displaying the evidence that all of America will see. I think it will shake the confidence in those 7 70 million or whatever the number of millions of people that he got the vote for him. I think that without the both bully pulpit without his access by way of Twitter toe all of the people that he attempts to generate those people are there they were, there'd only Obama years. They were there during the bush years. They were there during the Reagan years, but they were never As organized. They didn't have AH, personality leading them. Trump was that personality. Trump won't be that personnel that anymore. I think he will be severely compromised in every way as a result of this impeachment trial, and maybe Permanently barred from holding public office. If that becomes a reality, I do I agree with you, and I hope you're right. Congresswoman Jackie Spear is joining us right now. Mayor Brown. Jackie. Thank you so much for being with us. I don't know if you've had much opportunity to listen. But we've been talking about the historic nature of this inauguration and the necessity in our country for these people to take office at this time. I'm do You want to give us your perspective on that too? Well, I didn't hear all of the mayor's comments, although I've always wanted to everything he has to say and done exactly what he's asked me to do. Make way. We're in the state Legislature together. Yeah, on that we were doing so, Jackie, tell us about to you for you. How important is this day? It was. You could feel it in the air at the inauspicious pulled us itwas you could feel a columnist. And ah hopefulness, and the president said such a appropriate appropriate tone in that, hey, wants unity. He wants people to come together. He wants us to listen to the other side. You know, he's been a master of making deals when he was in the U. S Senate and hopefully his long term relationship with Mitch McConnell. Will be helpful in this very important 1st 100 days. You know the president having control of both houses as we saw with President Obama, you have a very short window in which to get things done. So what happens in the next 100 days is going to be critical to his success. I'd like to ask both of you the same question. And that is, you know, Mitch McConnell's changed his tune. Since the mug maggot terrorists assaulted the Capitol building. Hey sounded. He was funny. Today, He sounded conciliatory. He has made some statements as he opened the Senate that sounded conciliatory..
"jackie spear" Discussed on KGO 810
"Was promised things, I mean, About this. So if Trump is pardoned Hey, could be brought before court. And forced to answer questions or go to jail. Uh, that's one positive thing about him being pardon and New York steak and still go after. Right? So, you know, um, the long game. The long game is he's gonna be gone in a week. On. Then we look forward and we say we have to deal with covered. We have to deal with our economy. You have to deal with, you know, racial tension and violence in this country. We have to deal with. You know the Supreme Court, which seems ready to take away almost every right that women have fought forces 1919. Yeah, I don't think When I think that looking people like Jim Jordan and I look at people like Josh Holly and I think this is the best and the brightest day, I think was David. How understand that wrote that book, The best and the brightest. These aren't the best and they're definitely not the brightest These are the people that were stuck with its good Alameda and Yvonne. Yvonne, you're on kgo. Um so he's impeached. There'll be a trial. What do you want to see out of all this? Well, I want to say that I was disappointed that this morning with all those speeches that they didn't make a point of saying that Trump was gleefully watching the TV for almost three hours after the violence started before he called back his minions. I mean, and I think right there that three hour span and him watching TV and seeing live the violence that was going on and he didn't do anything to ask them to leave. I think that is testimony that he agreed with what was going on. And the other. The other thing is that, um in the five years with all the white supremacist, violent groups that supported him, he never actually denounced their support. You never know he here. Remember when David One more thing chip, this one working, okay. He also Ah, during those three hours, he didn't You know, he's the commander in chief for chief of whatever they call expander antics. He did not check on the security. Of the people or the condition of the vice president and the legislators and the others inside the Capitol building. To me, the telling thing. Iran is it took the White House three days. Put their flag at half Mass after the murder of a Capitol Hill policemen on the grounds and his people haven't been directly involved in it. Everything that you just said is true and everything that could be possibly wrong about a person we find in Donald Trump. Thanks for the call. It's good Oakland, Ron, You're on kgo. What? You're Franklin. Where does this all head now? The hardship I was thinking about, you know? Groups of people like when you're young, and you have pure pressure. People do things they hang with the wrong group. You know, Now you take that to the next step, Which would be like a cult like Jonestown, right? I think they're more like Jonestown. They got this philosophy and they're not gonna let it go. Well, that's what Jackie's fear, said Jackie Jackie Spear, who's who's seen both. She was in the house. When this went down and she was in Ghana was accounting. Yeah. When Jim Jones killed hundreds of people, Um you see it in the eyes of people that are just desperately looking for something that meat of meaning and the latch onto anything and Trump came to Trump is a grifter. He's a con man on d he is He is the worst of the worst of us, and he took advantage of these people. So I mean so part of me. You know, I'm not most of the pee again. 99 99999% of the people didn't run up the stairs of the capital and didn't attack Our government. So let's just concentrate. Let's not try to say that, you know, I mean, If you live somewhere in the Middle Midwest and you voted for Trump I didn't mean that You're okay with this, and I'm sure most of them weren't I mean, 57% of Americans now want Trump arrested and incarcerated. Phone numbers. 80 88 10. I get two more your text and more your calls. Well, I mean with you today until five o'clock until six o'clock as normal and I want to hear from you guys as well and we'll hear a little bit from some of the people that were down there. And just, you know, we can play waken play shrink and just try to figure out what would make people do this. I mean, I don't know anybody capable this to you. I'm chip to schedule electrical pros..
"jackie spear" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"What The federal vaccine supply must increase. W. H O has clearance and will land a team of experts in China this week to investigate the origins of covert 19. And the stories keep coming out of just how violent the capital siege was last week from the inside. Congresswoman Jackie Spear of California, survived the airstrip attack at Jonestown Back in the 19 seventies, she says this one last Wednesday was just a scary I don't think I will ever forget the pounding on those doors and the fear that it is still Certainly, and myself and other said they were coming for vengeance. They were coming for blood. In San Francisco. I'm Ed Baxter, This is Bloomberg. All right, we go to Dan Schwartzman. We've got the national championship here in the U. S. College football will know in a moment, whether it's roll tide or not. In the meantime, Mork over trouble in sports. And Schwarzman. This time the Premier League right first off, Doug, Are you a Buckeyes fan? Well, kind of all right. We'll get to that here in a minute. But, yeah, there is a little bit more covert trouble in the Premier League. I'll have to shuffle matches this week. Condoms now gonna be facing Fulham After Wednesday, Spurs match against Aston Villa was postponed due to 10 players testing positive for covert on Villa even their manager. Has to right now. Quarantine Fulham's Friday match against Chelsea has been moved to Saturday to allow full of devil longer recovery period between matches. One huge match has come out for the draws with F A Cup fourth round of the Manchester United hosting Liverpool Little traffic the weekend of January. 23rd in fact, dug. The match takes place just one week after the two top teams. Top the Premier League table needed and field Liverpool one and Manchester United to right now in the standings, Alright 4 20 to go before halftime at hard Rock Stadium in Miami National Championship game. Number one Alabama leading number three Ohio State 21 to 17 How the quarterbacks doing well. Matt Jones for Alabama 17 of 2210 Yards, two touchdowns Heisman Trophy winning wide receiver Devante Smith. First half numbers ready. 10 catches 168 yards and a touchdown. We see why, when the Heisman Trophy Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields hash struggle only five of 12 for 86 yards, Philadelphia Eagles firing head coach Doug Peterson just three years after the 52 Year old led the franchise to its on Lee Super Bowl win this season, the Eagles struggling to a 4 11 to 1 record, with quarterback Carson Wentz being benched. Yuto foreplay, while Peterson was expected to keep his job after meeting with the owner, Jeffrey Lurie. The decision was made, however, that their vision on how to move the team for just did not match. New York Mets formally introducing four time All Star shortstop Francisco Indoor Four days after a.
"jackie spear" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"All federal agencies are on notice. And I think what this shows is that free speech and the thin line between it. And mob violence in these current circumstances is quite there. You might be old enough to remember the Jonestown Guyana massacre back in 1978 cult leader Jim Jones. Encouraged his followers to kill themselves. That's where the term drinking the Kool Aid comes from. Congresswoman Jackie Spear of California, was in aid at that time to Congressman Leo Ryan, who was shot dead. Down in Jonestown, Guyana, and now Jackie Spear is comparing President Trump to cult leader Jim Jones, the president. Let's like Jim Jones was able to Brainwash emotionally, the people that were supportive of him. There's there are parallels. The congresswoman goes on charismatic, both megalomaniac six, both demanding adherence to their views. And if you don't you are dispelled. Scandalized, and there are indeed parallels. John Howell, do you wish to comment? No, he doesn't. Okay. We lost John how We've been having some connective itty issues with John Howell. So hopefully we can get him back because this is in fact, the John Howell show and we have another 56 minutes of the show, but I'm confident That he will come back now President Trump has one week left in his presidency, and he does plan on showcasing in that time what he considers his accomplishments. Here's a B C's Karen Travers. The White House wants to spend this last full week, reflecting on the past four years of Donald Trump's presidency, and they're putting forward a schedule of events that they say will highlight the president's accomplishments. While in office tomorrow he's going to travel to Texas to tour the border there. Talk about security. Talk about the border wall were also anticipating that he holds events focused on foreign policy, the economy and the covert 19 pandemic. Now, here in Chicago today, mayor Light for talking about the president's future. Here is Bill Cameron. Their electorate says Trump committed a criminal act by inciting his supporters to riot but she doesn't quite choose between the impeachment or the 25th amendment as a way to remove him. From office early. What I think is that there has to be something in place to make sure that the president does not commit any more criminal acts that he does not engage in acts of insurrection, and it does not engage in temperate actions that put our democracy, our nation and our world at risk. That's what I think. She also says every paper, is it a John Kinzer. His apology for his remarks about the D C writes was really a non apology apology. Bill Cameron 8 $90 Listen Now, Bill just referred to John Caton Zahra, the head of the Fraternal Order of Police in Chicago. If you miss that story, captain Zahra appeared to be downplaying the riots on the U. S. Congress last week in an interview with Chicago Public radio, then He apologized. But now today, a group of labor in church leaders in Chicago as well as three Chicago aldermen are saying that to captain Zahra must be must step down. As head of the Fraternal Order of Police. House Speaker Michael Mad again is embattled. He has been implicated in the federal comment bribery scheme. He's not been charged. But now today, mad again admitted that he does not have the support among his Democratic caucus for another term As speaker of the Illinois House. He fell nine votes short of the 60 that he needs so now. Madigan says he is suspending his efforts for another bid as thieves, speaker of the Illinois House position that he's held for all of two years. Since 1983. Chicago public school kids back in class. Today, At least some of them were let's get the latest on that story from our Lauren Cone. Thousands of CPS preschoolers and special education students showed up for in person learning a different first day back because they're wearing masks and getting their temperature taken. CPS ordered more than 4000 teachers and staff back to work music teacher and see to you, member Evan Guillen's on ABC seven. This plan is dangerous on.
"jackie spear" Discussed on WDRC
"A text from my granddaughter Finnigan. Biden was a senior in her last semester Universe defensive, Vania. She sent me a photo of military people and full military gear scores of them lining the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Because a protest by black lives matter, she said. Pop This'll isn't fair. No one can tell me that it had been a group of black lives matter. Protestors yesterday there wouldn't have been, they would have been treated very, very differently. Well, President elect Joe Biden is not paying attention to what's been going on in the world. It's is, though maybe he's been spending most of the last year in the basement of his house, where he was campaigning. No. Because what happened over the last year was that black lives matter. Violence and riots and looting and arson and assault, And eventually, a few dozen murders were largely ignored by the police or tolerated by the police. And then when bad things happen, the police simply and the political leaders behind them simply said, Well, we couldn't do anything about it. After all, they have a right of free speech, so his granddaughter is right. It would have been very, very different if we had treated it the way major American cities and even the capital back during the BLM in Antifa protests in the capital, it was treated very differently. It was tolerated. Well. Now three members of the House of Representatives, as of today, have introduced three articles of impeachment. So three members, three articles, although I'm sure they're going to get everybody with a D in front of their name, his name or her name to join in. They want to impeach Donald Trump on Monday. It is 12 days at this 120.12 days until inauguration day, but they still say they have to impeach Donald Trump. Take a listen to representative Jackie Spear of California. I think there's a group of us that feel very strongly that we need to move forward with the impeachment article. For insurrection by the president of the United States. You know, we're not just doing this for the next 12 or 13 days. We're doing this for generations to come. And if we are not willing The state. That the acts by the president of United States to incite domestic terrorism and.
"jackie spear" Discussed on KQED Radio
"It's KQED news. I'm terrorist. Siler Bay Area lawmakers are joining many of their Democratic colleagues and calling for President Trump to be held accountable for yesterday's violent insurrection at the U. S. Capitol. Peninsula. Congresswoman Jackie Spear is among those asking that the 25th amendment be invoked, which would declare the president unfit to discharge his duties in Congresswoman Spear first, Can you just explain why you think invoking the 25th amendment would be the right move? At this point? The twice of the men that is quick, the vice president polls, the members of the Cabinet of a majority of them agreed that the president is Incapacitated. It happens automatically. Now the president can attempt to overrule that, and then it would come to Congress and it would require three quarters of the membership to Sustain the vice president's act. But meanwhile, that does take time. What we're concerned about is the fact that the next 12 days Look what he's done in the first six days of the year, and there's great concern in the intelligence community that he will release. Sensitive top secret information to friends and foes to impress them or to gain a foothold in the next project he's going to undertake is a developer. And she will use his pardon powers to pardon those who have aided and abetted him in what are illegal acts and would provide a personal self partners. Well, do you think there's the political will in his administration in the Cabinet and Vice President Mike Pence to carry this out? Well a week ago, I would have said no. But I think there has been a shift since the events of yesterday. They were frightening. They were frightening on so many levels, so I don't know If the vice president's gonna do it. You'd have to do it swiftly. And then if that doesn't happen, I really believe that Congress needs to act and we should institute impeachment proceedings again. I know the time is short, but very simply. The President's act to incite violence against the institution of the legislative branch of the U. S government. It active in selection and I think it was past the house and I think you could get to church. I will vote in the Senate. Congressman, Can I ask where you were yesterday? When this mob smashed its way into the capital? I was actually in the house gallery. So you know, they announced the capital had been breached. They asked to stay and I see Then we were told her, you know, lie down on the marble floor, which we did, because at that point, they had started to pound on the doors to the chamber and those Council police that were in the chamber took a large piece of furniture and put it up against the door so they couldn't get in on broke the glass. And then, shortly thereafter, we heard A shot and you can imagine that I I had a flashback of sports, because, yes, 40 years ago I had endured to massage the shooting in Jonestown, Guyana bit You know, Once you're in that kind of a position where you are sitting back where you can't leave, there is this sense of What will be will be I remember lying my cheek on that cold marble thinking. Well, if they come in, if they do have guns, and if they start shooting, I'm kind of hidden up against a chair that has, you know, padding and fabric. You know, a little bit of wood, but certainly The bullet could pierce that so there's a sense of resignation to what will be will be. I'm so glad that you're safe. Thank you very much. Peninsula, Congresswoman Jackie Spear. And I'm.
"jackie spear" Discussed on KGO 810
"You can call him at 650235 97 77 tribal. We've studio in Burlingame. Peninsula. Congresswoman Jackie Spear is calling for the impeachment of President Trump, blaming him for inspiring followers to attack the capital. He was inciting An insurrection. Yes, and he should be criminally charged for that. But spear telling Que Dios Path Thurston, there might not be time to impeach Trump, who only has 13 days left in his term president. Pence has the ability under the 25th amendment. To establish by a majority of Cabinet members that the president incapacitated to be the commander in chief, and to do its job on bat could happen quite swiftly. Spirit notes, impeachment and a conviction of Trump would keep him from running for president again. California's assigning hundreds of medical personnel the healthcare sites across the state to fight covert 19. The 281 medical personnel are helping to ensure necessary health care, staffing for hospitals, nursing homes, another medical facilities. The state has deployed now more than 1700 healthcare workers to local communities. Many of them are from the California National Guard in the California Medical Assistance Team, or Cal, Matt Red bird card. Kgo Way 10, California code enforcement officers say they're getting an increasing number of threats. There. Association's president Darryl Revere, says some officers have even been assaulted as they try to educate business owners about new covert 19 rules actually had one personally where I had anonymous emailer. Respond to an email that I sent out to all of our business owners in the city that I work in. Basically telling me that if I intend to come down to our downtown, I better bring an army with me. Career says during the pandemic code enforcement officers have been given duties normally assigned to police, he adds. Their main task is only to educate people about changes in the law because of the pandemic. Fire crews in San Jose are mopping up after a four alarm fire burned a commercial building in downtown San Jose that houses the city's oldest bar. Cinnabar was established on East San Fernando Street in 1929..
"jackie spear" Discussed on KGO 810
"I'm not going crazy about this. I am not surprised at all By what happened. Yeah. This This was completely telegraphed. I mean, it's it shouldn't really surprise anybody. I grew up. Let me preface this. I grew up in San Francisco during the seventies. I remember this this little Dacha. Happy go lucky hippies bouncing around is for the Peoples Temple. And I remember just simply the look in their eyes. The attitude, the just divide that they gave off, and I need to use that that old that old Word. It's a good word them and then we go fast forward to say five years ago, and I started looking around and seeing the same look in people's eyes, the same rhetoric, the same fervor the same fevered, Let's go backwards first, because I may be a lot of people don't know. The end of the first story that ended in Ghana, right. I mean, this it ended with how many people died. There were hundreds. You something like 400 people. Jackie Spear was was in and I've met Jackie Spear. I mean, she was on with pat earlier, and I'm sorry I interrupted. You know that's okay. But but the whole thing ended up with and that's where the whole joke comes in. Sure, pal, drink the Kool Aid. Go for it right. And it won't even Kool Aid. Poor Kool Aid. It was. It was some other Sweetener, but they called it cool. It. Yeah. Bottom line. It was like a fruit. It was a fruit punch it you got. It doesn't matter what they were drinking. They drank cyanide. Um, it was rat poison That was mixed in with it. Um But I I'm recognizing the same fervor and in the same Lot of the same things were happening. I have lost friends. Luckily enough, I haven't lost family. Almost everybody in my family is already gone. Um, but the fact of the matter is we have people out there who have literally taken the rhetoric to heart. They are They have been radicalized. We have radicalized extremists that literally there. Yea Best estimates show yesterday's festivities if you will. We're 6 to 8000 people. At that little party. Yeah, but it was only about that. They were probably 1500 of them that stormed the capital building, right? Um, and by the way that Elizabeth from Knoxville If you excuse me, if you if you look at that video carefully, you'll see she's wiping her eyes with the towel in Her hand inside of that towel is an onion. No, I'm not watching. But I'm looking at right now. I ain't gonna say Let me say it really is that I'm not kidding you that you're not, you know about that. I'm looking at the video right now. I'm trying to see what you're talking about. Anyway. All right, so, yeah, so, but you're right. So this this look at the in their eyes and who they are, Um, you know, it's like that Maya Angelo thing When somebody tells you who they are, believe them, and I think, but I think on on on a larger scale. That this is a This is symptomatic of what happens when the nation doesn't pay attention to the things that they have to know and have to understand, And a big part of that is how the country works. I guarantee you and thank you for the call. I guarantee you that I could go out on the streets and asked people how many members are there in Congress? 5 35 right? 14 35 in the house 100 in the Senate. And 75 to 85% would not know the answer. Okay, So maybe that's not that important. But then ask people, you know. Can you name your own congressman and state Senators? Can you name your local assembly member and senator in Sacramento? These are things we've got to start learning. We have to understand it's the clock is ticking. Between the next pandemic and climate change. And and then the economic aspects of this too. You know what? What is this country do anymore? What do we stand for others? A lot of these questions. Today is the day after what should be a wake up call for all Americans. In my opinion, 80 88 10 is the phone number a little coming up the bottom of the hour. We're going to speak with the Washington Post reporter. It was in the middle of all this and I did a little pre interview with her and I was Jesus. You'll be shocked when you hear it, so that's coming up. Let me go to Justin affair effects. Justin, you're on KGO. Thanks for calling. How you doing? Thanks for taking the call. Yeah, Like most Americans, it was grotesque. And it makes me think. You know what did Lincoln die for what it does. 500,000 boys died for in the civil war to see the Confederate battle flag. Being flown in the nation's capital makes you sick. And, you know, talk about record. Berg. I think it's convenient for those guys to get religion now. After they've been profit. Here's in this kind of strange collusion off of the chaos of the Trump presidency. All the time shielded by their supposed love of First Amendment. Well, I agree with you, right? But what is that? What you said, is most important, though, my most important place what you said. There's more good people than that people. That's what the framers thought. You know, You can't have a democracy without virtue. This is a problem. You know the people that allowed this guy to take office and knows that hid their heads in the sand and the last impeachment and now this guy now they say, it's an act of sexual threat. We knew it. They need to mark shoulder to shoulder. Down there. Democrats and Republicans would one voice They're Americans, and they need to get that guy out of office. Well, he's going to be there for 13 more days. They're not going to get him out before them. There's just there's not enough political capital and will to make it happen. Unfortunately, I would like to see what happened today. But as long as he doesn't blow of the world I can live for 13 more days. Um, I think And thank you. You're right, though You can't have a democracy, democracy without virtue. I'm hopeful. You know, my head is down, but my hopes are up. As as I look forward..
"jackie spear" Discussed on KGO 810
"Calm or you call them in 415673 18 88. As you just heard on KGO Bay Area Congresswoman Jackie Spear describing how the chaos unfolded at the U. S Capitol. She was in the House chamber and all the sediment. I thought speaker Being escorted out, which was not necessarily uncommon, But I could tell in her countenance that she was moving to do something. And then, shortly thereafter, I saw the majority Whip Steny Hoyer being escorted out, and then I knew something was that it was an announced that all the doors of the chamber had been locked. And then they asked us to Take these bags that were underneath our seats, which, after 12 years of serving in Congress, I didn't know these bags existed. I am zipped it and they're woz, eh? After that, and we were told not to don them, but they prepared to down them that since the capital been breached, tear gas is being used. Eventually the third floor was secured, and she and the rest of the lawmakers were told believed the chamber accident. I saw probably 10. People lying on the floor face down with Capitol police with their AK 47 directed at them, and they were clearly individual to have been part of The mob, but that had breached the capital as peninsula Congresswoman Jackie Speier just minutes ago with Path Thurston here on KGO, she added. She supports calls for the impeachment of President Trump for inspiring followers, too. Allegedly attack the capital yesterday, allegedly President Trump inspiring followers. 49, Our assistant who became the team's first female coach, is leaving her job after four years. 34 year old Katie sours work closely with receivers coach Wes Welker. Ours was part of San Francisco staff that went on to the Super Bowl last season. The.
"jackie spear" Discussed on KGO 810
"But I think what this presidency and the abuse of power that has been exhibited has proven to us is that, um, we don't have a full proof. The Constitution and the ability for someone who was maniacal. Like I believe the president is, um, can abuse the power and he has had many enablers and aiders and abettors in the house and the Senate. I mean, if you look at the resolutions yesterday he had the minority leader and the minority whip, supporting both those resolutions to overturn the votes. In Arizona. And simply astounding. No, just crazy. Yeah, it seems 138 130 38 Republicans. Voted to object to the certification of those on people Talk talking about how you know this guy's not that bright. What if he had somebody with the same sort of fascist manifestations who really wanted to become a dictator, you know, and he was smart. Maybe Ted Cruz. I mean, you know what? What, then would happen there need to be some changes made, and I don't know what those changes are going to be because we cherish our freedoms. We've always presumed that the people in power, especially at the highest levels, or people who respect our democratic norms and who respect democracy, But this president has proved that a fallacy and the people who enabled him and we should point out I put this up on my Facebook page. 147 Republicans voted to overturn the election results. It is absolutely astounding. When we are the authority under Article two is for us to open these certificates and count them. That is the authority that we have, Um So yes, You know a top bricks. I guess it's just written a book toe toe. Look at you know the principles under which The founding fathers created the Constitution or based on Greek and Roman law and principles. And, you know, we're many centuries past that, and, um human behavior has changed so much that we really need to be serious about looking at how we rein in some of these powers. Okay, I know you gotta run, and we do too. But I do want to ask you something important. And that is we talk about either or we talk about impeachment or the 25th. Why not both. We're not doing these things simultaneously. One not precluding the other s so that we can have our ducks in order and do something to try to stop him. So, you know, certainly that is what I mean. We don't have power to do that involved the 25th amendment. And I think what you heard from both the speaker today and the soon to be majority leader in the Senate. Charles Schumer is that they want Vice president Pence to do that, if they don't they want. They're going to pursue impeachment. So my expectation is that there will be an effort for us to move forward next week on something. It's just, you know, The timing is very late, but Have to your point. Impeaching and convicting prevents him from running again. And that's really doesn't know that his kids from running Mike that's another issue. But of course, with 13 days to go, we know you'll be available. If God forbid something else happens as it probably will. I don't even want to think about that. I'm Jackie Spear. Thank you so much. We do appreciate everything that you do and thank you for joining us today. Thank you both. Goodbye. That's Jackie Speier. She represents 1/14 district in California will be right back on kgo. With no fees or minimums on checking and savings accounts. Banking with capital One is like the easiest decision in the history of decisions kind of like Taylor Swift choosing what to wear. It's looking kind of chilly out today..
"jackie spear" Discussed on KGO 810
"I'm going to talk you into it. All right. Okay. All right now I want to get to something else, and I know that you have been doing some things on this. It's one that gets under my skin a lot. Cruise lines. Um, First of all, I like going on cruises. I've been on one major cruise in my life, but I'd like to go on others. I think a major reason that cruise lines are registered in other countries rather than being registered in the United States flying our flag. They fought fly the flags of other station. Other countries is because they want to avoid our taxes. They want to avoid our regulations. And now suddenly they got their hands out to the American taxpayer that were supposed to help them cover their losses. First of all, Shouldn't we get something in return? If we're going to do that, and secondly, why should we do that if they have made the decision out of their own greed that they're going to flag their ships from another country? You know, Pat. I have been on this issue for years because I read an article maybe eight years ago that was talking about how some entities some industries have been very effective in getting special little dispensations into The tax code carnival cruise lines, and I would say this is probably true for most of them. But Carnival in particular has On Lee paid 1%. Income tax in the United States of America, and the reason for that is that they have cut this deal so that they only pay taxes for the day their import. They register all of their vessels in other countries, even though three of the major Cruise lines, including Carnival are headquartered in Florida. So of course, the Florida members of Congress are supportive of them. But beyond that they are bad actors, sir, bad actors in the way they treat their employees. Who are basically enslaved. For the most part, they get very poor pay and up there light almost exclusively on tips, and they work very long hours. And as we've seen with many of these cruise ships with Kobe deposits, I mean, they're they're basically Enslaved and jailed on those cruise ships. And secondly, they're huge polluters and carnival in particular has been sanctioned but allowed to continue to operate in the United States when it spewed out Oil into areas that were, um, considered to be endangered and, um, sensitive and, um, put laced through areas that they should not have been doing so they're bad actors, and they've never been held accountable. And S O. I have introduced a bill called the Crew's Integrity Act that would require these cruise lines to be incorporated in the United States and having a majority of their vessels registered in United States and offer full refunds for cancelations related to covert 19. In order to qualify for any federal assistance isn't going to pass. Do you have support Well, there's support for it. But of course, you know there's some members they're gonna push back. Um it's been introduced to kind of put a stop sign on any efforts and to expose the real egregious behavior. That thing of from been engaged in. It violates just every American principle in my mind, and unfortunately you know the carnival. I guess he's no longer the president has now Chairman. It was a good buddy of none other than the president, United States. Well, you've got your work cut out for you. I tell you I was in ST Lucia once. Luckily, it was a job I was on, but I had the opportunity to snorkel. And I snorkeled there was right off of the beach of the resort I was staying at. They had Coral Coral Reef, and I went out that I'm swimming and all of a sudden there's dirty diapers and there's trash and there's I mean, there's just the most horrific, disgusting things latched onto the corals. And so I went right back in and I talked with the people at the resort and they said, Look off the coast and you could see the cruise ships and they just dump The stuff that they've collected from these hundreds of people's on the ship, all of it their toilet stuff, and they just dump it there. So I am on your side on this. And if there's anything I can do to give you support you let me know you got a hard out here. You've got an appointment in 20 seconds. Well, I just have one more thing I wanted to say to you. I'm one of the one of my constituents was on The coral princess and he died on the coral princess because he was not able to get on ambulance there fast enough. And then his wife was also Kobe positive. These These ships are not equipped to handle any kind of serious medical issue, and that should all change as as part of a reformas Well, they were using a hand pump to try and give him oxygen, and he wasn't tested till They're a fairly late and he was given Tylenol, Um, to address that. So, um yeah, there are there in my crosshairs as far as accommodation and we're gonna keep an eye on that legislation, Jackie and again if there's anything that we can do to help move that along, you let us know. Okay, Pat. Thank you. Jackie Spear. Yes, She's ours. She is a Congress person representing the 14th district in California, and we'll be right back. You're listening to K G L..
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Rep. Jackie Speier blames Trump for harassment of Fiona Hill
"Until a congresswoman Jackie spear is linking the recent harassment of a key impeachment witness to president trump's behavior according to The Washington Post former White House Russia adviser Fiona hill has received obscene phone calls death threats and attacks from far right media since she testified before the house intelligence committee Congress woman spare who sits on that committee says the attacks are consistent with trump's conduct but he sees competent women who do not bow to him and kiss his ring he attacks them viciously spear says she's also concerned the president is surrounding himself with staff who have little foreign policy expertise and she criticized his most recent appointment to the National Security Council
What's coming in impeachment: The inquiry goes public
"The impeachment hearings go public on Wednesday the president broke the law Democrat Jackie spear is on the house intelligence committee which will conduct the hearings this is a very strong case of bribery but Republican congressman mac Thornberry of Texas says I believe it was inappropriate I do not believe it was impeachable the president's accused of withholding military aid to Ukraine while asking it to investigate political rival Joe Biden and his family both members of Congress were on ABC's this week read a fall a Washington
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"The impeachment inquiry enters a new phase is weak public hearings they start Wednesday to individuals who've been deposed behind closed doors will testify in the nationally broadcast hearing ahead of the first public impeachment hearing Democrats are sharpening their language instead of quid pro quo California Democrat Jackie spear called president trump's handling of military aid to Ukraine very strong case of bribery and Republicans maybe trying a new defense Texas Republican next Thornberry told ABC's this week the president's actions may be inappropriate but I do not believe it was impeachable the first witness is the US ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor who texted his concerns about withholding military aid Erin to Turkey ABC
Trump's Impeachment Inquiry: How did we get here?
"It started with one whistle blower now less than two months later a full blown impeachment inquiry set to reach a critical phase the first public testimony that will likely shape public perceptions of the investigation and the future of the trump presidency the central questions wasn't an abuse of power for the president to ask a foreign leader to investigate a political rival here at home was he acting to further his own personal and political interests by withholding military aid from a key US ally with all of the rhetoric flying from both sides of the aisle and president trump's own free wheeling defense we wanted to hit the pause button and ask how did we get here the actions taken to date by the president has seriously violated the constitution September twenty fourth house speaker Nancy Pelosi formally opens an impeachment inquiry after a bomb shell whistle blower complaint raised concerns over trump still only phone call with the Ukrainian president for autumn years Lewinski conversation was was perfect my phone call was perfect according to a White House memo detailing that call trump tells the Ukrainian president we do a lot for Ukraine so let's get laid a response we are ready to continue to cooperate for the next steps specifically buying American anti tank missiles trump's response I would like you to do is a favor though he goes on to ask for Lenski to investigate a deep funk theory about the twenty sixteen election and then a second request an investigation into his democratic rival it goes to the core of whether the president views his office to seek political help in his reelection campaign and did so to the detriment of our nation's security house Democrats said they should at least twenty six subpoenas and at least fifteen individuals have appeared before Congress according to witness testimony trumps the man was forced to fight his top advisors including his acting chief of staff and his personal attorney in phone calls and meetings for months among the key testimony so far bill Taylor the top US diplomat in Ukraine who told Congress he was told everything including military aid in a White House meeting was contingent on Ukraine's willingness to launch the investigation trump requested Gordon son one the US ambassador to the U. who in a stunning about face room bar I used his testimony Sonya now saying he told a top Ukranian official Ukraine would likely not receive military aid unless you crane publicly agreed to investigate trumps targets and lieutenant colonel Alexander vin meant a White House national security official who was on that July phone call then men recalled one meeting in particular were senior Ukrainian officials were told they had to investigate the bidens could've been men also testified he was told to hold on military aid came from the White House chief of staff's office in the face of mounting evidence the president has been unrelenting in his defense which is all a hoax Republicans largely closing ranks around the president as Democrats move for work those open hearings will be an opportunity for the American people to evaluate the witnesses for themselves to make their own determinations about the credibility of the witnesses but also to learn first hand about the facts of the president's misconduct and joining me now to break this down further is ABC news senior national correspondent Terry Moran and Terry I want to start with these public hearings and who the public will see testify to big witnesses to lead off William Taylor was the acting ambassador in Ukraine and George can a state department official with responsibility over to you gonna get a picture from Kiev from Ukraine and from Washington from two men who were very alarmed about what was going on and that is the end of the at the end of the week Marie on your vitamins who was the ambassador who was pushed out by Rudy Giuliani and others in the administration and Terry really at the heart of this is a federal law that says it would be illegal to accept receive or solicit anything of value from a foreign national in connection with the US election there are those who say the phone transcript itself showed that but now we have this long line of witnesses we do a lot of election lawyers will tell you that the phone transcript does demonstrate that the president violated election law some election lawyers will tell you know because it doesn't have a determinate monetary value and that's a debate in the election law but really this isn't about election what about the constitution and the question does the evidence show that the president abused his power by trying to get a forgot to go after his political rival is that an impeachable offense at the constitution really that I think the Congress and the country's gonna focus in the whistle blower a lot of attention obviously on the whistle blower doesn't sound like that whistle blower will be appearing to think it's important well not from an evidentiary standpoint Adam Schiff the the German intelligence committee said other witnesses in sworn testimony have borne out what the whistle blower complaint says so he's not or she is not necessary in test was probably true from evidence and federal law protects this whistleblower from any kind of retaliation and there is a concern that the inflammatory language might endanger the whistle blower but I cover jury trials for a long time juries like the eyeball witnesses and were talking about overturning a presidential and there will be Americans for whom the impeachment evidence is less persuasive is diminished because we can't see and know the person who started that their motivations and intent and enter and no you covered the click the Clinton impeachment you obviously followed the Nixon impeachment as a little kid but what are the possible outcomes here well the president could be removed from office I think there's some confusion about the word impeachment impeachment is the indictment it is going to go to the floor of the house of representatives almost certainly and it looks as if the present will be pleased to be a trial in the Senate and of sixty seven senators are two thirds of the senators present vote the press will be removed from office but I think ultimately what we're looking at is the final verdict will come from the American people on election day about this conduct about whether or not we want a presidency that goes to other governments for assistance in going after political rivals and that the election day now less than a year away will be the ultimate verdict on all of this thanks as always Terry thanks much so let's bring in democratic representative Jackie spear a member of the intelligence committee which will conduct those public hearings this week thanks so much for joining us let me ask you Robert Mahler's public testimony earlier this year did not galvanize public opinion on the findings of his investigation into Russian interference in the twenty sixteen election and while this is obviously a different allegation how do you make a stronger public case this time I think for a number of reasons first of all I'm Bob Miller's report was four hundred pages long I had a lot of legalese this is a very simple straightforward act the president broke the law he went on a telephone call with the president of Ukraine and said I have a favor though and then proceeded to ask for and investigation of his rival and this is a very strong case of bribery because you have an elected official the president are demanding action of a foreign country in this case of and providing something of value which is the investigation and he is withholding aid which is that official act and the constitution is very clear treason bribery or acts of mission and in this case it is is clearly one of those obviously Republicans would disagree with you on a lot of that Republicans sent their list of witnesses they want to call as part of the intelligence committees public impeachment hearings yesterday it included the whistle blower and hunter Biden this is what intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff said in a statement last night this inquiry is not and will not serve however as a vehicle to undertake the same sham investigation into the bidens or twenty sixteen and in a letter to Republican shift calling the whistle blowers testimony redundant and unnecessary and would only place their personal safety at grave risk it doesn't sound like the chairman will allow Biden or the whistle blower to testify as the Republicans have requested if you're able to guarantee his or her safety why shouldn't the whistle blower testify well the whistleblower actually provided a document he was third hand we have colonel then men who was actually on the call who will be in a position I think to testify and so you have a much more direct person to speak to about the events and if you have the actual transcript of that the president himself provided it is corroboration so you you have up what we have to prove though is corrupt intent and we prove corrupt intent by showing first of all the money was withheld secondly there was concealment there's concealment by virtue of having that transcript Ford into a special server you have concealment because you have persons within the administration who are prevented from testifying you then go further and you have this diversion by the president by trying to focus on the whistle blower who legally has a right not to be this woman even though even though their battle government even though there may be a legal right are are Terry Moran was just saying it's someone the people might want to hear from for for political benefit is that something you should consider having a whistle blower come forward because Republicans have made such an issue of this I think the Republicans are making an issue of anything that they think will give them some gravitas the only thing that the whistle blower can say is that he was told by other people's about the phone call we have the other people coming forward to actually testify so you have direct evidence not indirect evidence and the whistle blower has great risk associated with his life right now and he also has the right under the law under the whistleblower statute to have his whistle blower complaint filed and for him to be anonymous strongly about whistleblower protection and and and you said the rules driving the impeachment process are very equal and yet chairmanship hand turn down those G. O. P. witnesses and the White House lawyers are not allowed to participate in public hearings before the house intelligence committee how's that very equal well there are other witnesses the Republicans have requested that I would think that the press the chairman is going to make available to testify to Morrison is one Kurt Volker is another we want to stay focused on the crane the call and having hunter Biden come in is unrelated to the Ukraine call and so that becomes irrelevant the whistleblower again has protection as it relates to having the witnesses being questioned by someone within the White House that can in fact happen the president can have a conclusion that he can reach at the end of the actual Judiciary Committee hearing and all we're asking for is that we receive what we are rightly deserving which is the documentation from state department all of which is with been withheld and the primary people like Mulvaney who is the chief of staff who took direct orders from the president of course is using this phony argument of absolute immunity which doesn't exist