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American Greatness Reporter Julie Kelly on the Indictment of Oath Keepers
"That there were potential FBI sources that an infiltrated a lot of these groups say, tactic we've seen used in the past, and he mentions the Gretchen Whitmer case as well, if you could hit on that quickly as well. I mean, I think it was a really solid piece. I've looked through those charging documents to you Keep seeing these person. One person. Two people pop up. Well, who are they? Look in the case of the oath, keepers. You know, Of course, it makes total sense to have the FBI not just infiltrating these groups but provoking them like they did in this Gretchen Whitmer alleged kidnapping, uh, plot And so you know, these oath keepers I got to say, you know, I feel sorry for them. My heart breaks in a way there. They're They're kind of sad stories through the idea that they could get together, organized a conspiracy for which they're all being charged with without some professional inside help to kind of forced them to do what they did that day, which again was non violence makes complete sense. I mean, would you put anything past Christopher Wray at this point? Absolutely not. Yeah, I I sincerely doubt that you can. Uh, you can refute the fact that he is probably the worst director we've had in modern modern history. The FBI. I mean, listen, I'm saying that even with Jim Comey I mean, he has been absolutely awful. His failure to turn up anything other than sound bites on the entire spy gate scandal. Uh, you know, as I said in my show last week, Julie, I mean, we really have to start getting ahold of some new conspiracy theories because all of our old conspiracy theories have all come
"jim comey" Discussed on 790 KABC
"Comey, disgraced FBI director goes up to Capitol Hill yesterday to answer questions about revelations. We discussed in yesterday's show that we now know Hillary Clinton. Invented the collusion hoax. We now know Jim Comey's FBI knew about that. We now know the Russians knew about that, too. And we now know Jim Comey not only did nothing about Hillary, using Russian disinformation to create a collusion, hoax but actually invested had Donald Trump investigated for the hoax. He knew Hillary Clinton invented Just the news as a great piece by this and I've got some video for you, which is pretty damning to say the least. John Solomon James Comey's no clue routine on the Russia probe exposes an FBI in distress. From John Solomon's piece being show notes today. His Comey quote. It doesn't ring any bells with me. Not a lot rings a bell with you, Jim. 7 FT. Tall, high stack of human garbage, Comey answered when Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham asked him about a September 2016 referral to the FBI. Alleging Hilary and her campaign may have concocted the whole Russia collusion case against Trump to hide her own vulnerabilities. Amazing how again the Amnesia kicks in with Jim Comey, who wrote a book on this and was happy to do any interview. You can promote his book, A book full of Comey Nonsense. He remembers every detail, then. But now that we find out that the intelligence community United States sent an actual referral, we have our hands onto the FBI saying, Hey, Jim, Big problem. Hillary's inventing this collusion hoax and the Russians know about it, which is basically an invite to the Russians to give Hillary fake information. But instead, Jim Comey decided to investigate Trump. Cause he's a lunatic. Hat. Tip em to madness on Twitter, where I found this video. Here's Jim Comey being asked about the referral with the Intel community's like, Hey, Jim. Big problem. Hillary's looking for information on Trump and Russia to make up this collusion oaks and the Russians know about it watches video. Did you have a duty to look at the any allegations regarding Clinton in Russia? I don't know what you mean. Well, you say you do look at allegations about the Trump campaign being involved with Russians. You've gotta let her now from Radcliffe, saying that there was a They intercepted information about an effort in July where Hillary Clinton approved to camp on effort to link Trump to Russia. The mob did you have an investigation? Look and see if whether that was true. I can't answer that. I've read Mr Reckless letter, which, frankly, I'm trouble Understand? I can't take this guy. He doesn't know. Just to be clear. Folks can put yourself in his shoes for a minute. You're all very smart. To the FBI director on September 7th of 2016 right before the 2016 presidential election. The Intel community sends you A personal memo. That one of the candidates is trying to concoct a collusion scheme with an enemy of the United States and that enemy knows about it. And he has no recollection of it. At all. Jim Comey turns out Doesn't air quotes here, dreaded air quotes doesn't know about a lot of things. He also doesn't know apparently about the interview in January of 2017. Right after the election, but before the inauguration Where they started sniffing around. While the interview happened in that time, I shouldn't say, but I want to be precise. In the time of January. 2017 they interview Christopher Steele source for the dossier. P SS What we call the primary substance where Steel says I got all my information. You know, the PP dossier stuff. I know Comey knew about that briefing. I knew that a while ago. I told you about that. I even know one of the people's names who was in there in a briefing who informed coming Go back to John Solomon's piece from just the news where they're like a gym. You signed off on three more warrants based on this dossier to spy on Donald Trump. Yet the source used in the dossier said All this stuff is garbage. Quote John Solomon. Similarly, Comey testified, either did not remember all shocker was not told there were serious problems with the Christopher Steele dossier. That the dossier contains Russian information and that steals primary sub source had disputed information the explosive document or that the primary sub source had previously been judged to be a possible Russian asset between 2009 in 2011, Comey don't know anything about that, folks. Sure. Here is Mike Lee. My friend from Utah Republican Senator Who's had about enough of Jim Comey. Mike, Believe me when I tell you to Senator Lee is a About his sober and restrained the human beings. I know him personally, He's a good man. And I like everything he's done. That's fine. I'm telling you from my experience is a decent human being and I will stand by that the end of time. He's done things for me behind the scenes, you know, we don't always agree on everything. He's a good man. Likely is AH, I would say Ares towards a conservatory in libertarian conservative and doesn't like the idea of the FISA court at all. So the fact that Comey used the FISA court to spy on President Trump really has Mike Lee again. A very sober down and I've never seen him riled up for anything. Has him a little upset. I want you to listen to him Shred. Dopey Jim Comey on Jim Comey's selective memory. Check this out, Mr Comey, With all due respect, you don't seem to know. Anything. About an investigation that you ran. S so how can you now as a private citizen and former FBI director Show up and then speculate freely. Our regarding any alleged ties between President Putin. And President Trump. I heard you say just a moment ago. Now I hope I misunderstood you. Please correct me if I did. I think I heard you say that you speculate, still speculate they might have something on President Trump. Because of how President Trump prefers. It doesn't refer to President Putin in public. This, of course face. Into account. Nothing about the fact that sources you've relied on in the past have turned out not to be accurate. You didn't identify the inaccuracies subsequently to the FISA court. It acknowledges nothing about the fact that they're perfectly reasonable explanations as to why one leader would refer to a foreign leader in a certain tone. Or the fact that this is the same tone that he uses and referring to other world leaves, particularly those world leaders in parts of the country. Where we've had some issues. Eso. Honestly, how could do as a private citizen now come to us and in your capacity as former FBI director and speculate so freely regarding these alleged ties..
"jim comey" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"8 60 am the answer. Jim Comey, copious note taker. He's so weak, you know, he like advised the whole day, a two part Siri's on Showtime about himself played by Jeff Daniels, known from Dumb and Dumber. Playing Jim Comey. I think that that makes perfect sense. But you know, he he was a copious note taker. Remember? He took the notes for the president. Leave them out. There was law professor friend. But in yesterday's hearing he doesn't remember the CIA who says they did tell him and they went to the FBI, and he would've been briefed on this and people around them record. L actually tweeted out today that There's no way if even if Jim Comey doesn't remember that there's not 10, other people a doubt because they do because if he was briefed on it, there were people around him that were briefed on it. And people like Andrew McCabe. They need to be asked a question two. Did you ever investigate what the CIA ask you to investigate, which is that Hillary Clinton and her campaign were actually the beginning of the entire Russia collusion story. And that's because they're they're emails got hacked, and they wanted to blame it on President Trump. So their emails get hacked. The server gets hacked. Hillary Clinton knows. Oh, I've got this private server. It just got hacked. I need to turn this around on the other. My opponent, So let's just say that he decided to do this hacking with the Russians. That's where it all started. The CIA picked up on that, and they actually asked the FBI to investigate it. But Jim Comey got asked yesterday under oath. Senators share committee. Do you remember this at all, Jim? Anything anything at all? Take a listen. You don't remember getting a investigatory lead from the intelligence community. September. The seven 2016 years. Intelligence officials forded investigative referral of FBI to FBI director James Comey, assistant director of counterintelligence Peter Struck regarding U S presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's approval of a plan concerning US pros presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian hackers. Hampering US elections as a means of distract the public from her use of a private email server. You don't remember getting that. Are being taught that the bells with me, Okay, That's pretty stunning thing. It didn't ring a bell. But it did come to you. So we know it. He was briefed on it. And then we know the FBI was even asked to do an investigation fan into what the CIA Intel had picked up that Hillary Clinton was actually the source of this story. In fact, what they picked up was that the Russians Had been looking through there until their intelligence community. The Russians have picked up that Clinton's campaign was going to try and blame them. Russia and the Trump campaign so that so that's how the SE came about this info is that Russia would say You know their Intel was briefing their leaders, saying, We're about to be blamed by the for this. By Hillary Clinton and they're going to try leak us to the Trump campaign. And then there's Maurin, our FOIA as well. And I want you to explain to people again. I try to do it once, but just one more time, maybe a different way that this foyer that we filed is Everything in response. This including even this very generic meeting that Jim Comey like did unlike Microsoft office, 3 65 on April 10th 40 17 it, said the meeting organizer Jim Comey, that was given back to us. It doesn't tell us what the meeting was about. In response to a FOIA about his three spies at the White House. Tell people about it. Gets a little It takes a little bit to layout. Jordan, You're right. But first of all, let me just tell you, James Comey is such a slippery guy, especially when it comes to virtual conferencing as we saw yesterday in the committee. I mean, I can't tell you how many times he said I don't remember. I don't know. Doesn't ring a bell? By the way, Jordan. How disheartening is it if the director of the FBI doesn't know anything about the most important investigation, as he called it that is going on inside his investigation. If that were true, Jordan, then it begs the question. What were you doing? But here? Here's Here's really the bottom line and how it relates to our boy. We know it's not true, Jordan. I mean, we got the information from our FOIA request. That shows it's not true. We have evidence now that he was right in the middle of it all and further we have evidence that he was communicating with Hu about it with the Obama White House has said they know nothing about it. All of those things cannot simultaneously be true. And now we have the documentation to prove it. This correspondence Jordan that happens the night before the inauguration, it has to pertain. Teo Director Comey scheme to put spies inside the Trump White House. If it was not pertaining to that Jordan, we would not have got the document the document part of our reform request. That was the only thing that we were asking for. And this is James Comey forwarding that email from the White House counsel's office. The White House counsel's office sent it to director Comey and director Deputy director Andy McCabe. He has forwarded on to his general counsel, James Baker. Now here's the one thing I would Tell you, Jordan. They did not give us the attached letter, so we don't know exactly what information was forwarded. But we're going back to court and I will tell you here's what the Department of Justice told us. Just this week. We're going to get that. By October. 29th Jordans are just a few weeks away, but just just to lay out the top level we have to put to rest now, this idea that maybe one more that correct so we're going to get the letter. Well, that's what we've asked for. And in the filing, the government has said the FBI anticipates it will be able to review the records subject to that consultation, produced all responsive, not exempt information subject to Foy and complete its response to sub part one of your request. By October, 29th 2022 Jordan that we've been telling people more is coming. We're getting Mawr in just the next few weeks..
"jim comey" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is Potomac Watch. I am filling in for Paul to go with breath. Kim Strassel and Kyle Peterson. And we've been talking about impeachment. Kim I'll give you the last word My own preferences in the Senate response I mean I think I think the Republicans need to do what's best for the nation Not just what's best for their Their leader Donald Trump And I I I think that the Rube Goldberg nature of this impeachment. You know that was corrupted from the beginning without a real vote With violation of rules and precedents an an unfairness to the I think that the Senate response has to sort of make that clear right. Th I mean at every point along the way we we were told the House has the right to make its own rules and determinations with they did but the Senate has the right do that as well do they. Not they do they do but I agree with you that the the best response is one that takes impeachment solemnly. And what I mean by. Hi that is this that the house processes you said was so flawed. The articles that have come out are so vague and still ripe for abuse in the future feature that the Senate would do a disservice to the impeachment process by granting that a a long and serious trial I think it it ought to do the minimum that is required Under its obligations in the Constitution. But don't there's no purpose. In fact it could be counterproductive productive. I think again for the country and the constitution to to give that process. Any wait a with a you know by by affording an actual long Senate trial. Well okay. We're GONNA have to give you the last word. We're all going to watch tomorrow. and See how many Democrats that Adam Schiff turned off on impeaching donald trump trump. Let's move to One of our other favorite topics to former FBI director. James Comey Kyle we have an editorial in the in the paper about the incredibly. I'M CURIOUS MR coming. Why is he in the news again this week well? He gave an interview to Fox News Too. Chris Wallace which which the president in criticized Chris Walls for taking the interview but it ended up being very tough Ryan right and he. He was grilled Pretty strongly so on one hand I mean. He said that he was overconfident. Overconfident in the FBI's procedures He acknowledged that there were some oversights and mistakes in the investigation into the trump campaign and Carter page specifically the surveillance of him and then after that there are some just grade a weasel words. I mean he's he's asked about whether whether he should feel vindication and he says it depends on what we mean by that You know he talks about He was asked asked. Whether the steele dossier dossier was Central to the Warranted do the surveillance of Carter page. And he says my my recollection is that it was part of a broader mosaic. Max and I just love that I'm right I'm GONNA use that in my own life like you know why why for dinner. Honeywell is a broader adipose. Aic Facts look at now. Kim In this Chris Wallace really pressed him pretty hard. But the context so this is that as soon as the I G report was out Jim. Komi had a piece in the Washington Post claiming vindication did he not and and and as a result to that. Forget which Republican. But someone asked Inspector General Horowitz. should anyone feel vindicated by this the report at the FBI and he said no one that touched this thing should feel vindicated but it seems that Mr Straight shooters always spinning his own role. Well that was a great part about that. Wallace interview is it did SORTA puncture or highlight. I should say the other disingenuous. Jim Komi old old time by pulling up these past things saying I've been vindicated or that clip saying a broader mosaic. The steel wasn't a big part of it. He Chris Wallace said. Actually you know the but you you are all of those things you said. Were wrong but you know he did it again. It was amazing in that interview. He set up this Straw man. He said look. You know I we indicated in that what we were accused of and he lists. It's all of these things you know. We were accused of political conspiracy and and you know Treason actually to be clear what the Republicans asked to investigate whether or not the FBI had abused the process and guess what the FBI abused the FIS process so in fact they were guilty. See Everything Republicans said they were guilty right and it's and seems Kyle Bet if you read the report again. Kim's point is it was it was meant to be narrow Arrow on the FIS applications right and we had all sorts of misinformation before we had actually congressman is saying that the the steele dossier which was this discredited was an essential part of this application. And I think as Kim was just saying Mr Komi denied that thing was just one piece of many. The inspector general confirmed that it was in fact central and essential. I think to the operation when you look at the FBI behavior. Although the inspector the general said that he couldn't find documentary evidence or witness evidence that political bias called this caused us led to these abuses. There are some troubling facts about Jim. Combs leadership one. Is that of all these mistakes. which are very serious mistakes? For example a lawyer altered a fact did change it to be the opposite to get the third warrant on the phases so all these facts all these things bad things that were done either. The FBI is the most incompetent group of law enforcement and intelligence officials. We've ever had at the and remember. These are all people because of the way that investigation was done. It was all at the top. It was all Jim commes handpicked team and and became they're either grossly grossly incompetent or mendacious. And what they were doing and other people point out that you know. If it's just mistakes how come they all fell against Donald trump right right and that's a a reasonable point to bring up and the real proof here is that the you know Jim Komi successor as the head of the FBI. Christopher raise reportedly Doing a whole bunch of changes overhauling their procedures and the protocols for this kind of stuff which is a real admission of even if. It's not Jim. COMBS AS A real institutional bill admission that something here needs to change. That said I mean I do think it's worth pointing out. Also that trump's overheated rhetoric is his own worst enemy here because he is Out there I you know treason charge for example gave Jim Komi away to say this is not or when he said you know they're they're tapping my wires You know when he's calling former. FBI agents sky and stuff like that. I mean if he would tone that down Komi would have much less of a leg to stand on And and that's I mean. That's that's been his defense. He's he's holding up all the trump tweets and saying look we're not this right In Straw man really in in in the in the essence. Kim where does where does it go for Jim. Call me from here. I mean we still have bill bar his. US Attorney Looking into What happened so where things stand for Jim Komi in the future outlook? There's still two things that should concern. Jim Call me and one is the investigation by A. US Attorney John is you mentioned We don't know where where that goes. I would point out that I think it's what we got out of this. I report was very detailed. Analysis of what the F. B. I.. Did in the period of time when they opened their investigation which is delight thirty first two thousand sixteen up through the election and a little bit beyond what we didn't get an accounting counting of is what happened that led up to that and I know that that's what Durham is looking at closely and he may have more information about actually when the FBI. I really started looking at it. There are some curious details in the report about the FBI Involvement with Carter page going all the way back to early spring of two thousand sixteen And it Kinda got glossed over but there might be more of a story there. I think the other thing that Jim Komi has to be concerned about is the Pfizer court. It was made pretty clear in that at hearing with the Inspector General. They've sent their report to the court. The court Is Looking at it. Lindsey Graham pretty much came out and said he gave the court and ultimatum. Saying you better have a response to this or else we're gonNA have to think about you and your role in all of this But a great step toward reform winded abolishing. He plays. Yes right. But you know that's hanging over the courts head now and the court is an article three court like any other court. It has the ability to sanction officials to bar them from appearing in front of courts to order remedial training within the Department of Justice. I mean there's a lot of steps steps that could take in response to this. If it now takes a position that it was duped and wants to send a message kyw one other part. The inspector general in his report said that it wasn't within the scope of his review to assess the Weather the steele dossier was a product of Russian disinformation at her own testimony during the impeachment hearings Fiona Hill former trump trump official expert on Russia. whose by no means trump apologised? said that her worry was that the steele dossier was Russian. Disinformation Mason. She thought it was classic disinformation because she operated under the assumption that the Russians were not trying to elect donald trump just discredit us elections in general general. She said that Steele was very vulnerable. Because he had was always looking for business over there and dealing with an oligarchy. If if this is true we don't know that is true whether the bad information we know that's filled with bad information that didn't pan out but if it's true it means that when Jim Komo's FBI. I saw advisor warrants using Russian disinformation it means that when he briefed the president on the dossier he was briefing thing. Russian disinformation is a real intelligence and that briefing which became the news peg for outlets to publish. The folder. Means that he uses is that To disseminate Russian disinformation to the public. I mean that that doesn't speak very well of F. B. I.'s directors acuity. Well well and it does seem possible that that's true I mean maybe Down the line. We'll find out one way or another and maybe we never will But this I mean if if that's in the realm of possibility I mean you can imagine that Putin is chuckling and drank. Feels like he got his money's worth And this is far as I can tell is what what he wanted. I mean there. There has not been any indication That there was any real Movement of votes or efforts to affect the result of the election he was trying to throw a wrench in a way he could and here we are. You know two and a half three years later still fighting about it divided exactly as as a as he would want according to Fiona Hill. That's in fact. What she said is that he got look look at the country divided at the impeachment that he that he got for this can do..
"jim comey" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"With me are two of my most brilliant colleagues at the Journal editorial page Kyle Peterson Kyle. Hello and and Kim Strassel. I can't bell. Let's start with the the big issue in the news which is impeachment. Today is sort of the. It's like Christmas Eve for impeachment right. They're the the House Committee during Adler is trying to establish the final rules for the vote. Kim What do we know like what's is is today. Just a sort of in the details details. I mean. Tomorrow's supposedly the Big Day. Yeah this is not just by comparison. Most of what we have watched. This is going to be a relatively boring impeach day in which you you're having rules committee debate The outlines of how this vote proceeds. It comes on the back of an enormous report. The Democrats released purporting to Detail all of the various high crimes and misdemeanors of Donald J trump trump But then you know the big Big thing will be later this week as we proceed to a House vote and then attention turns to the Senate right and and Kyle with this big report. There's a lot of allegations for example bribery. That didn't make it into the articles of impeachment. But is anyone going to read this except for people who are already there for impeachment in this sense that one of the challenges I think the Democrats had is the promise bombshells every day about trump's behavior over and they didn't deliver any bombshells and part of the reason is we had the original conversation and you can argue as unseemly for the president to raise the investigation. It didn't it didn't seem to justify all this talk about Bribery and so forth. That's true in a sense. I think that the president played it pretty well by releasing that Upfront Front right. Imagine an alternative universe Where the the transcript of the call gets released after months of leading up to it and people may react differently to it than the way they did so I think that was a little bit savvy of him but as far as You know these reports and all the hearings from the professors of law professors serve and then from the fact witnesses before that I think people are are ready to to get a vote on and You know I mean. That doesn't stop the Democrats from throwing the kitchen sink because as we've discussed they. The articles of impeachment are pretty narrow But I think that they're trusting that You know people won't actually know or read redo closely. What's in them? They can just talk about Bob. Muller and talk about You know all the issues that they have with the president. Cam Nancy NC Pelosi was reluctant to start this impeachment for most of this year For reasons that seemed to be borne out now You know she originally said it would have to be bipartisan. And all the stuff that all went overboard largely because her caucus really wants impeachment whether or not Republicans are independence. Do Democrats Democrats really want to see this president peach but isn't the result now You know again this lack of bombshells and stuff and it looks like lack Jack of American interest. You know you don't get the sense. People are tuning in the radio to hear the latest Watching it on. TV walking down the street discussing it with people. I mean now it seems like the only real questions on this impeachment vote. We know the outcome. We know Donald Trump's going to get impeached but how many Democrats are going to defect which which sort of suggest a weaker case only two Democrats voted against the inquiry so then other people having I heard the case then vote against it? That doesn't look very good. Does it no and we we have yet to hear from a number of very crucial moderate voices From Democrats who represent a district. Donald Trump carried on two thousand sixteen gene. The press is focused on the fact that a number of those seventeen so far have already come out to say yes they will vote for it and and it does include some Surprising names guys like Ben McAdams. WHO's out in Utah Joe Cunningham in South Carolina these are district's at trump district and I would have imagined I mean this is going to. We are very very hard. Vote for them to take But we still haven't heard from you know more than a dozen and I would wager that their reticence whose pen because they they are truly torn on this question politically Because one of the things you saw people ran on television this town hall that Elaine Gene Luria who is a freshman Democrat for Michigan Held in which. She announced her intention to vote for articles of impeachment. And as she did this the the room erupted about halfway down the middle with people either cheering or booing. And I mean it just highlighted the degree to which Up Nancy Pelosi has put these members and an impossible situation. And you know Kim last year just to clarify that point at last year when when the Democrats were running to take over you know take the house from the Republicans. Most of these people in these marginal seats barely mentioned trump right. It was healthcare healthcare. I think is the biggest issue And they were very quiet. Connor lamb for example. The one who won the special election I and then then one again my a congresswoman. Now mikey Cheryl who took a A very traditionally Republican seats. They didn't talk about trump that much so And I think they were trying to convey when they ran. We're about Resolving issues that are important to the American people like health care not just about Donald Trump. And so this vote does put him in that category doesn't it. Yeah and some of them flat out came out and said I'm not trying to get an office so that that I can impeach Donald Trump. I want to to work for you and do things so now. They failed on both of those promises in that their party is indeed impeaching donald all trump in some cases with the help of their vote but they also and this I think is going to be even more problematic for many of those Democrats impeachment has so sucked up between the Muller report in impeachment proceedings. And all of the other Investigations House Democrats have been conducting into Donald Trump. It sucked all the air out of Washington. And there really is nothing that our Kratz can point to in terms of accomplishments. Or here's what we did for you kyle and to that same same point. What's interesting also is if you look at the the twenty twenty Democratic presidential candidates? I mean. They're not talking about it very much either. At least they haven't been so far. I mean impeachment. PUGET has come up in a couple of the past debates and they have turned on a dime. I mean it's of course I support P impeaching the president. But have you heard about my plan to have the government manufactured drugs drugs. I mean the the pivot. There is very fast. I mean maybe it will be different The week of a P impeachment. There's an another debate in a couple of days And maybe they'll be more interested talking about now. But I doubt it given the polling the public polling on it chem one of the One of the questions is whether the The Senate in assuming impeachment impeachment comes to them. We'll hold a trial call. These witnesses Senator Chuck Schumer you know basically demanded Mitch McConnell. Call the witnesses that he wants and so forth and some of the questions. Some of the witnesses propose would be John Bolton former national security adviser and Mick Mulvaney I think are some now the Democrats didn't call all them in the house right because they they tried. They subpoenaed the but they were ignored because President citing executive privilege or recited the confidentiality of presidential eventual associates. But if the Democrats were this is one of the flaws in the impeachment. My view is if they were serious thought. These men had testimony that was. It's really relevant to the Uber. Serious attempt to remove a president not by elections. I think they they would would have a stronger case today if they fought that in court even if they lost but I think that they would have a much stronger. See how can you say we need to hear from these people if you don't if if if the Democrats controlling the impeachment say we don't need to hear from them we're GonNa vote on impeachment anyway. Yeah I know this was an incredibly credibly. Disingenuous statement by Chuck Schumer and the last few days making his demands that Mitch McConnell the Senate Majority Leader called these people that we must hear from them. You know this is from the same party that decided to give up on that venture in court because it was gonNA take too long over on the house side and look I think some Republicans have made a very valid point which is will have you Democrats felt you already had enough material to impeach the president Then why why are we expected to go even farther This was your job. You're supposed to have done the investigation and handed the results. Were supposed to look at what you presented presented us so that seems to be the attitude of a lot of Senate Republicans in response to this. I think I saw Joni Ernst. WHO's up for reelection saying look? It's not our job. To clean up up thousand sloppiness. So we'll see I mean Chuck Schumer's goal here is to suggest that if Republicans don't give him a long and extended trial in which they can go through all of this again that somehow they're engaged in a cover up and so the competing narrative errative for Republicans is going to be no. You did such a poor job over there. We're GONNA take with what what you gave us. Give it whatever intention it deserves and move Sean. Right okay you've been listening to the Wall Street Journal's Potomac Watch we're going.
Google, Internal Revenue Service And CFA discussed on Mark Levin
"Liberal watchdog group the targeted Google and Devin newness fusion GPS one hundred and forty thousand dollars for research this one I just saw this is a big deal excuse me a liberal watchdog group that is investigated the trump administration Republican lawmakers like California Republican Devin newness and Google paid fusion GPS nearly one hundred and forty thousand dollars last year according to tax documents filed with the Internal Revenue Service the payment by the campaign for accountability short another front group the campaign for accountability was for research on an unknown project we know about fusion GPS now this group CFA was formed in twenty fifteen by several former employees the responsibility of ethics in government in Washington called crew another left wing watchdog group that group describes itself as a and when nonpartisan nonprofit watchdog organization that uses research litigation and aggressive communications to expose misconduct and malfeasance of public office now this group see a face one hundred forty thousand payment to fusion GPS for what was for work as an independent contractor according to see a face form nine ninety that is their tax return the document does not reveal the date of the payment and see if phase donors are not disclosed see if a file numerous ethics complaint to lawsuits last year by publishing reports criticizing Google and Black Rock the largest investment firm in the U. S. now see if it's too and it goes on and on and on but what's the point they've targeted among others Devin newness in their link diffusion GPS now that's obviously import now why is that important only Jim Comey wouldn't know that Joe Scarborough because now fusion GPS has some links some kind of role in trying to take out Devin newness that's how I see it how do you say Mr producer I think Mr producers eating a steak sandwich I don't think he's listening
Fed Holds Interest Rates Steady but, Defying Trump, Signals Increases to Come
"Thursday Morning America's First news continues it's, the second day of, August six minutes past the hour former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort trial focused on spending on day two witnesses testified Wednesday that. Manafort personally directed millions of dollars in international wire transfers the testimony was aimed at bolstering the prosecution's argument that Manafort hid millions and income from. The IRS and use the funds for a lavish lifestyle no witness accounts were also intended to contradict manafort's lawyers who have signaled del pin, the blame. For any illegal conduct on his longtime deputy Rick gates the White, House says, that President Trump's criticism of the, special counsel Russia probe, isn't obstruction Trump unleash several tweets Wednesday attacking special counsel Robert Mueller's. Election interference investigation and possible ties to the president's campaign he also, called on attorney. General Jeff Sessions to end the investigation here's White House press Secretary Sarah Huckabee, Sanders It's not an order, it's the president's opinion and it's ridiculous that all of the corruption and dishonesty that's gone on with the launching. Of the witch hunt the president wants to has watched, this process play out but he also wants to see it come to an end as he stated many times and we look. Forward, to that happening look the. President is not. Obstructing he's fighting back the president. Is stating his, opinion he stating clearly and he certainly expressing the frustration that he has with the level of corruption that. We've seen from. People like Jim Comey. Peter Struck Andrew McCabe there's a reason that the, president's angry and frankly most of. America's angry as well and there's no reason he shouldn't be able. To voice that opinion we certainly think. It should be completed we'd like it to be completed. Sooner rather than later it's gone on for an. Extensive amount of time they've still come up with nothing in, regards to the president we'd like to see it. Come to a close we've said that a number of times so sure we actually agree, on that. Front Session stepped aside last year from. Overseeing the inquiry and its deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein, who's taking over that duty I divided US appeals court Wednesday struck down a key part of President Trump's contentious effort to crackdown. On, cities and states that limit. Cooperation with immigration. Officials saying an executive order threatening. To cut funding, for sanctuary cities was unconstitutional in the two one decision the ninth US circuit court of appeals agreed with. The lower decision. That congress alone control. Spending and presidents don't have the power to withhold, funding it approves to pursue their. Policy goals Turkey's Justice minister is shrugged off a US decision to. Impose sanctions against him and another Turkish. 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Its public face and that it was a mistake for the company to scrub him after he acknowledged using a racial slur last month John schnatter told the Associated Press this week he. Believes he can return to TV and, radio ads wants the public understands the context of his. Comments now he's been under fire after Forbes reported to use, the n. word during a media training conference call. In may He apologized but said that it, was taken out of context. Of the fed, reserve on Wednesday left its benchmark interest rate unchanged while signaling further gradual rate hikes in the months ahead as long as the economy stays healthy the fed projected in June four rate. Hikes this year that's up from three last year private economists expect the next one to happen at the September meeting and then a fourth in. December the fed statement was upbeat on the economy pointing to a strengthening labor. Market economic activity growing at a strong, rate and inflation that's reached the central bank's target. Of two percent annual gains and the Trump administration says it's clearing the way for health insurance to sell short term plans as low cost alternatives to pricey Obama LA policies for people, struggling with high premiums but the policies for. Individuals have no guarantees of coverage for existing medical conditions and come with, limited benefits federal health officials say. The plans can last for up to twelve months they may be renewed for up to thirty six months short term And plans have been a niche. Product for people in life transitions those switching jobs retiring before Medicare eligibility and that kind of thing officials hope the plans will. Appeal to people in eligible for income based subsidies. Under ObamaCare critics say the plans undermined the healthcare law Chuck Schumer the Senate minority leader has vowed to. 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"jim comey" Discussed on WHO NewsRadio 1040 AM
"So we're going to go back and we're gonna listen to a bit more jim comey right now get police and prosecutors tremendous powers and with those powers comes a corresponding expectation of fairness and just dealing this is spector general's report should conjure anger disappointment and sadness in everyone who reads it this i g report lays bare the bias the animists the prejudging of facts by senior fbi agents and senior attorneys and attempts to minimize and mitigate this bias are so nfl to what we want and deserve and our law enforcement officers and it's dangerous to the broader community i've seen media efforts and i've seen efforts from psalm not all but some of my democratic colleagues to shift the burden a bias onto those impacted by that bias it is somehow the responsibility of those affected by bias to show how that bias negatively impacted them what a dangerous shifting of the burden it is not the public's job to prove the bias shown by the fbi did not influence decision making it is the fbi's job to prove to the public that this manifest bias was not outcome determinative and bias and fairness cannot coexist not is why no all your seat it up here today whatever allow a bias juror to sit on his or her jury fair point right i mean if you if you want to be represented by somebody you dab solutely positively know that you do not want a bias jura we know this bias in the fbi the inspector general's report which is the thing that the democrats have been leaning on him said that lie you know.
"jim comey" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"And not all of you have read the book so look jim komi was my boss for time jim comey was my colleague jim komi komi someone when i worked in the senate i arranged and set up the hearing where he testified about the hospital incident back in two thousand seven the incident happened in two thousand four and so i had great respect for him and i have a relationship with him that should be disclosed unlike sean hannity doesn't disclose his relationships so so take what i say with for what it's worth i appreciate that there are people who think jim committed mistake and i appreciate people who think that he may not have but the thing that i think is true is that a lot of people decide to like or hate someone in this country based on whether or not their actions caused some political consequence that they want or that they agree with i don't know that you need to like a guy or not like a guy sort of understand what went on you can forward your criticisms of the letter that was sent right before the election eve of the election that maybe had some impact on the election probably did have some impact on the election my only speak with people who criticize jim and there's there's there's a lot of legitimate basis to criticize what he did and i i respect and i share some of those views but i don't think that he's a liar and i don't think that he did the things he did because you wanted some particular political outcome to happen there has been some discussion about one of the things he said maybe in our fully or maybe wrongly about how would you thinking in the back of his mind.
"jim comey" Discussed on KARN 102.9
"Unleashing of the full opera soon soon soon soon former fbi director jim comey's awesome book tours pretty much over public relations stunts to try to get the media to save them a not going to change what's about to happen when the referrals are made the indictments follow the perp walks began and then all summer long we'll have the bail hearings in the start of the years long years long legal maneuverings i'm be watching going to be watching it all and laughing my glorious maximus off y'all just don't know y'all just don't know i know i read somewhere one time i did i read somewhere one time the things that are whispered in secret eventually going to be shouted from the house tops and apparently in the next few hours we got more of these texts coming out but between peter struck and and his mistress lisa page the fbi agent and the f b i attorney i'm telling you i'm trying to give some good news up in here so no lot a lot of folks are a very concerned about the elections coming up this november typically when you have a new president the first off year elections like two years after he gets elected typically the party of the president and power loses twenty three seats announcer presenters that would be really bad for us so i'm you'll say something right now a lot of people believe that the reason that hillary clinton did not get elected president as because a lot of people were praying and asking god for what we don't deserve his grace and his mercy and that's why we didn't get hillary well maybe about time we start bringing about the elections coming up this november also just a thought five oh one four three three zero zero nine two mark my word bill and hillary's names are eventually gonna come off that airport traffic and.
"jim comey" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Take a listen a quick clip here do you think the president lies a lot like jim comey says i do not i think jim call has leaked information through a friend to the new york times for the stated purpose of getting a special counsel i think jim komi took over an investigation that never happened before it always been the attorney general who had announced the findings whether they're going to prosecute or not but i think so i think jim thome me as i said earlier honestly is is is gone because of how he handled the clinton investigation we we have seen trump mexico is gonna pay for the wall first of all they keep saying this james comey leaked he was a private citizen he's that's not leaking right yeah i mean well of course now everyone around donald trump is becoming just as big a liar as donald trump is because they have that's the only way you can defend him the do completely deny the existence of objective reality which is what they're just what jim jordan is doing in that clip making us all feel like we're going insane because we all know that for thirty plus thirty forty years this guy's been wandering around the planet lying and exaggerating and and pumping up his own show and his own prowess all been bs he repeated the he repeated the old story that oh it's because he jim comey was unfair to hillary clinton i mean this is so ridiculous you go what's unfair to hillary clinton i mean it's just a now trump is already off that back to the you know i mean it just it's hilarious how they they can't even keep up with his talking points choose your own life oak step right up exactly pick a lot any law first wife second wife yeah i mean give me fifteen here i love this the whole the american people voted for him also he's not a liar it's like have you ever president li that's why i'm asking i'm not in the american people feel like what the treatment he has received from the top talk about all of the american people but i'm asking you just yourself have you ever heard the president li not really i have not wow well you can check for the.
"jim comey" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Joining us now nicole wallace host deadline whitehouse weekdays four pm eastern here on msnbc former communications director for president george w bush and a nice and smart person hello hi you've had a chance to look at a little bit of what we had we obtained in early copy of the book i touch it yes she can because i've just been reading it on on the internet google so let me ask you about either about obstruction point that he's making i'm saying i don't know i'm a witness i'm not the prosecutor or whatever else you've seen that you think is important so you started your show with the great reporting from our colleagues here about the four instances that we've known to have been under the microscope by muller's team to build a potential obstruction of justice case the firing of jim comey which he and the intent behind it right right the crafting of a bogus story to explain don juniors meeting with russians and trump tower the dangling of pardons in front of people like paul manafort and john doubt or i'm sorry john dowd dangling pardons in front of paul manafort and mike flynn before they were charged and at least in my cleanse case before he became a cooperating witness in the muller probe these instances are being examined to but it just what the question that that jim comey poses criminal intent and i think if you look at all this look at mark corallo who left the trump legal defense team over the crafting of the bogus statement aboard air he believed it might because you have to lead the structure he saw something that made him think it crossed that line doom komi draws a lot of lines in this book now it's good for jim komi that he describes himself as a witness and doesn't draw any conclusions about obstruction because he is a witness but the other witnesses include the sitting white house counsel don mcgann includes steve bannon they include just about everybody who either was on the campaign or has went into this west wing so bob muller knows everything bob muller knows the answers to all the.
"jim comey" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"Your presidency to no game plus the firing begins to look like an element of your obstruction of justice charge just because the president is doing something in his official capacity that he is allowed to do doesn't mean it's not obstruction of justice tell something i don't fully understand from where i sit on the outside and that is rod rosenstein who seems to have a lot of support among folks as a prisoners were both democratic and republican career guy and is followed reputation benefit us attorney but on the issue of refusal which has been a should we can talking about with jeff sessions and other people over the last number of months it appears that if special counsel muller is looking at obstruction and one of the things that are looking at is the way in which jim colmey former fbi director was fired and we also know that rod rosenstein had a role in drafting least the initial memo which one could argue was i think it was pretext tool as to why jim comey was fired having to do how we handle the hillary clinton email investigation that he must be a witness but no one is clamoring for him to recuse himself my theory being we'll democrats trust him to maintain by mother in place more than any successor do you have a view on whether or not he can actually continue in his role given that he's a witness in the investigation you know if that has been worked through two muller's satisfaction and i have every reason to believe that it has then i don't see any reason to secondguess what bob muller and his investigators feel about their comfort level there i don't agree that the rosenstein memo was necessarily pretextual i think that colmey was way out of line in a couple of things first you and i both know that it is a cardinal rule of the department of justice that you do not disclose derogatory investigative information about an uncharged person and even.
"jim comey" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Hold insincere huckabee sanders when i was real proud of the fact that her boss i did it in the russianbacked plenty did this with a senate investigation to what the result there is a constitutional separation of powers john there is as we know now you know you would think and here's the the crazy thing about it i don't mean to the labor the obvious but he had gotten in a lot of trouble for what he did with jim comey to the point where it sparked a special prosecutor to look into it one of the things he's looking into is obstruction of justice which goes right to the issue of him trying to get you so so a wild the special prosecutor is engaged in his investigation he's at the same time doing the same thing again now on capital for children who are at home thinking hey one day i'd like to grow up and be a special prosecutor they they look at patterns of obstruction and it's not just like for instance when donald trump get everybody together an air force one to lie about the russian meeting jones letter himself special prosecutor caddie we'll look at that meant saying it came looking at the intent why is present the united states putting out a statement that is a baldfaced light at the new york times it's the same case here with the investigation in the senate you're doing it again any sane rational human being with all their mental faculties would say what is it i just got a special prosecutor for trying to kill this over here.
"jim comey" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Or not i was making the point and after prior ignificant event like the present own firing of james comey he has on his own uh talked about what was the state of mind that had so for example after he fired him colmey and that pretextual memo was created by rod rosenstein and others to say that the week jim comey was fired was because of his treatment hillary clinton we know that could really be not crew because donald trump himself tweeted about it tweeted about russia and also went on nbc to talk to lester holt and essentially federalist role on apple television that when he fired him me what he had in his mind what the issues relating to the russians investigation and that is something special counsel can use in crime to determine what we've been down from heck i haven't heard anything of that nature so far yet but you never know there is some concern on capitol hill mainly from democrats but also some republicans that the president may up his personal attacks on robert muller to try to undermine the whole investigation which he has called a witchhunt over and over again short of firing robert millar which would not look good for the administration how could the president put pressure on him in the investigation well i i think up exactly i don't think robert muller is paid to heart and i don't think he is ever intimidated by anything he's gonna do is grab keep it had down at his reputation that's where i think it was a good choice for him to be elected um so i so i'm not worried about you know intimidation through you know tweeting or anything like that i am worried by crew members of congress are that he could be fired or dismiss in a hypocritical twofold crisis could uh the president urged gop members to cut funding to the investigation there is some discussion about um i think that also would caused something of a of a of a complication in the congress and elsewhere so one hope that doesn't happen but i think it's unfortunate that the lots and lots of coq concluding quote people on the gop side like newt gingrich we're very in favor of bob muller when he was a poin and now that he's.
"jim comey" Discussed on KQED Radio
"And what have yielded is yet to be seen you have said people ought to watch president trump and how he reacts to these charges how he has reacted because that could be used as evidence in the investigation in some way how well you know look it unclear it will be you're not i was making the point and after prior significant event like the present own firing of james comey he has on his own uh talked about what was the state of mind that he had so for example after he fired him colmey and that pretextual memo was created by rod rosenstein and others to say that the reason jim comey was fired was because of his treatment hillary clinton we know that to really be not crew because donald trump himself uh tweeted about it tweeted about russia and also went on nbc to talk to lester holt and essentially federalist to leicester hold on astle television that when he fired jim colmey what he had in his mind was the issues relating to the russia investigation an imfbacked if something special counsel can use in trying to determine what we can go from head i haven't seen anything of that nature so far yet but you never know there is some concern on capitol hill mainly from democrats but also some republicans that the president may up his personal attacks on robert muller to try to undermine the whole investigation which he a it has called a witchhunt over and over again short of firing robert millar which would not look good for the administration how could the president put pressure on him in the investigation well i i think that's exactly i don't think robert muller is fatal heart in an open key is ever intimidated by anything he's to do his job keep it had down that his reputation that's where i think it was a good choice for him to be.
"jim comey" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"The end of the day day between border suppression uh the other two the other shootings you talked about your door in a clash big big thing that she talks about as jim comey's letters i've seen to interact with her now where she says that was the moment at which she lost the the the waiver middle as it were uh riot but and then you know i that that had to do with anthony winner um which had to do with hillary clinton's email problem and and i find it so uh a weird an ironic right now that we have at least six members of the trump administration who are using private emails servers that george w bush dick cheney and karl rove all used private email service on the gwb 43 dot com website all of those emails vanished i mean it was a alexa miller million emails vanished icak current power the kind lisa rated yeah a by show and they what i like her up yeah and there's and there's no and there's no outrage about this and then yeah you're right they're they're they're the if the if there is specific foreign involvement in our elections that needs to be explicitly outlawed and it right now you've got for example large corporations in the united as that are owned by the chinese military that are lobbying our government and getting changes made to our laws you've got a you know uh big countries like israel for example egypt um uh you know the india number of countries that we have a very very large foreign aid relationships with that that actually aggressively lobby inside the united states and try to shape american public opinion uh you know the the allegation is that.
"jim comey" Discussed on KELO
"That we have to pull on matter of fact we still don't know for sure how many people was in this meeting that we've been talking about there's least six but there could be more now you said you need to talk to all these individuals are is the committee ready to talk to him now or do you need to do more evidence gathering before you bring jared kushner her before the committee donald trump jr or metaphor i know checked there are other communities that one russian bring these individuals and we've been trying to go about this and methodical way listen i wish we were further along i could have never they'll predicted that the president would have fired jim comey and we had all the time we spent on that i think it's very important that we get the documents i we get the background we made those requests we want to review those documents so that we can drill down and ask these individuals the relevant questions it'd be asked look miss this investigation feels as if it grows by the day feels like at metastasized a bit this week has come to the point where the scope of the of what your initial investigation wife obviously needs to broaden but is there a point are there parts of this investigation that the intel committee just doesn't have the resources to do that they need to farm out to others no i think we can convert all we have a counter counter intelligence investigation our job is to find the facts our job is not defined criminal behaviour that's the responsibility a special prosecutor muller we working in tandem but we we believe we have the resources and the charge to get all this information and then to try to get it out we're not trying to relitigate the 2016 election we want.
"jim comey" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront
"You have comey and more as we all know they've known each other for a long time washingtonian years ago when they were sorta flipping not at the fbi forged our fire bobble or jim comey's unusual friendship they praised each other in the past here's a quick senate he was very supportive to me personally is one of the finest people i've ever met i have found him to be a man of honesty dedication and integrity his experiences judgment and his strong sense of duty will benefit not only the bureau but the country as a whole is that friendship relevant in light of people like new congrats coming out and saying what he sank to me it's relevant is desposit if no the link at the there is this anybody questioning this is strong is not yet at that anybody questions on the won't try i think that anybody saying that is a basis for getting rid of of bob muller's on raw track as those are two different so it also remember colmey is not muller's target the admitted we one thing if he was supposed to investigate me colmey is a witness be honest part of this could come down to who hide in these in these meetings about the loyalty pledge and about the general flynn investigating data and that's do you trust kony ealy distrust the that's that's one factor and and look muller is going to be attacked because special prosecutors are always attacked them and i'm sure you remember and i'm sure michael rivers out some of them deserve what some of them deserve it but also i mean how the clinton people attack can star relentlessly yet and they thought it was justified and i'm sure the people who who attacked who who will be attacking muller will think he's does there's us to sell senator chris van hollinger and the testimony today brought up.
"jim comey" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Eight or nine midtown temperature 63 knew this morning one person is wounded after a shootout a chevron and ask worth witnesses tell channel two action news two cars pulled into the station an argument escalated into gunfire pizza sport has gone up and it was like what what what what what he the unloaded the entire clue cobb police rebel to pull over one suv the other vehicle was abandoned test run by the g b i should be able to tell us today what's in a deadly street drug causing mass overdoses and middle georgian at least six more people have overdosed on the fake percocet hills even touching drugs some of it can be absorbed through the skin the end can have very cry i went a fact the state health department nancy night him tells me that hilsor yellow and they are stamped with percocet but the name is slightly crooked on the hill she says given how dangerous these pills are anybody who suspects that day or someone they know may have taken the pills they need to call 911 sabrina coop at wsb to quote monty python she's not dead yet than airforce vetted powder springs is on by the government cheese died dorothy evans tells channel two action news her benefits have been terminate i would like my benefits reinstated of course but i think they need to find out whatever their process was there with wrong and corrected slammed doesn't happen to anyone else did the day is working to straighten out the mix up bill cosby's accuser returns to the stand in his sex assault trial backed up by her mother reporter matt piper says the mother of andrea constand describes a three way phone call records show was a two and a half hour call and constand says innate cosby confessed to sexually assaulting her daughter and said he was a sick man his lawyers claimed the sex was consensual wsb news time eight eleven eleven minutes past eight o'clock walker herman cain takes over at nine o'clock the head of our live coverage of the jim comey testimony that comes with a ten year.