35 Burst results for "John Dowd"
"john dowd" Discussed on KCRW
"Criminal prosecution in these circumstances unless Bolton genuinely is revealing something seriously confidential and in the disclosure which is actually detrimental national security Iran that would surprise me but otherwise I think you're right they're not going to want to continue in any hypothetical new administration this this sort of prosecution there's one other theory coming out of trump world about ways you can use arms the federal government to stop your former officials from speaking negatively about you the president's personal lawyer John Dowd has said that the uniform code of military justice prohibits members the military from speaking quote contemptuous words unquote about the president and he also says that that obligation survives retirement and so he says that the president could take all these retired generals who have been saying that he's a bad president we call them to active duty and then have them prosecuted in military court for violating that law the is that true it's not exactly so here's the thing you can recall people to active duty and then prosecute them in military court for crimes in fact a just a couple years ago the Supreme Court declined to review such a prosecution this was a marine who retired to reserve status he stayed near where he had served in Okinawa and while he was running a bar he raped a local woman and he was recalled to active duty in prosecuted by the military when he applied to the Supreme Court for search one of his arguments was hate this type of power to recall people active duty to prosecute them could conceivably be used to go after any member of the military who retires and then says something bad about the president and the government proved that argument as you know clearly silly parade of horrible but it is something you could conceive of however I think it is extremely unlikely that courts would countenance that type of sweeping use of the military power that would if in effect dramatically limit your first amendment rights permanently if you ever served in the military basically saying that you could not bad mouth the president ever again just because you served in hand there would certainly be a huge political uproar over that and a lot of people asking well then why haven't the various people in the military who bad mouth president Obama then called back up and and disciplined so it's not a realistic scenario I say that with ninety nine point five percent the wordy and confidence but it's twenty twenty so I can't.
"john dowd" Discussed on 790 KABC
"A lawyer specializing in religious liberty cases and John Dowd Washington solo printed practitioner well according to Bob Woodward view trump as an effing liar doubt it denies that and then try to have the assistance of Rudy Giuliani contrast that unimpressive crew team assembled by president Bill Clinton but not one but two top notch law firms defending him global powerhouse Skadden arps with heavy hitter Bob Bennett handle Paula Jones case and the elite Washington defense from Williams and Connolly led by the brilliant David wow so that means that Clint was innocent because you get big name lawyers to defend him from well established firms either that or a man whose Democrat but according to George Conway is very bad the Dershowitz instar no defending the president is is there's with maybe a genius in some ways but it's not necessarily the advocate you want on your side judge the told me they find him condescending in manner and tone wow wow oh my gosh judges told George Conway thank you that's crazy and then I love this as his former Harvard collie professor Laurence tribe has put it George was revels in taking positions that ultimately are not just controversial but pretty close indefensible this would be the same Lawrence tribe was spent the last several years absolutely losing his mind just reading garbage that makes no sense because he has from derangement syndrome like terminal from derangement syndrome judge Conway is also very upset with Kenneth Starr is I know it like star but I can't comprehend what he's doing here he's best known as the independent counsel was investigation led to the impeachment of Clinton that's hardly helpful for trump because Clint was a Packer compared with trump or alternatively it's actually good for trump because Ken Starr who knows what an impeachable offense looks like it's saying this is not an impeachable offense okay so that is the set up Alan Dershowitz was on the Sunday shows at making the rounds he made the case that abuse of power is not impeachable that here is the reality anything is impeachable and media are of course jumping on this to suggest that that Dershowitz doesn't understand what impeachment is that of course is incredibly silly there's what's fully understands the complete for any reason he's just saying that in his opinion and the opinion of most senators if you are going to be somebody you need to alleged crime here's Alan Dershowitz explaining that just saying abuse of power does not make them does not make activity impeachable in order for a president to be impatient Johnson was impeach on charges that didn't include criminal conduct he argued successfully to the Senate that criminal like conduct is required that argument prevailed I will be making that argument as a lawyer on behalf of the president's defense team against impeachment now the media went nuts over all of this suggesting that Dershowitz is saying something crazy no he is not he's pointing out a very obvious truth which is if you are going to try to impeach president typically you should actually register some sort of criminal activity like an actual crime now last week they try to suggest the trumpet violated the law because the government accountability office suggested that his administration had not given a special message to Congress about why they had the late aid to Ukraine but as I mentioned last week that same statute has a remedy in statute for what is supposed to happen and none of it actually involves the impeachment of the president of the United States normally impeachment is reserved for situations in which the president commits an actual crime that would send him to jail like perjury and then because you cannot actually charge a president with a criminal offense then you have to impeach him in order so you can free up that actual prosecution because then you have basically constitutional impasse the same is not true when the president is violence a lawn there's natural remedy in the loft when the president or the second branch violate the law which is exactly what happened in this general in this government accountability office report is Alan Dershowitz is doing the right thing is a lawyer he was asked on national TV are you saying that from phone call was perfect and from never did anything wrong there's what's like no I'm not gonna say that I'm just going to say this is not impeachable because the standard of law is not the president did nothing wrong the standard of law is impeachable things pretty far less place is very clean the president did nothing wrong and you're saying you're not willing to endorse that statement I did not read that brief or sign every that's not part of my mandate my mandate is to present the constitutional argument and if the constitutional argument succeeds we don't reach that issue because you can't charge of president within each of will conduct if it doesn't fit within the criteria for the constitution okay so he is right about all of this but Democrats are already ecstatic because they got what they wanted right is is is a very moving moment when a bunch of house Democrats who hate trump and won him teach on day one were impeaching the president we are told that was very Solomon's hands over coming up the Democrats reacts to impeachment.
"john dowd" Discussed on WCPT 820
"And I do and then I have a picture of where I'm standing with somebody at a fundraiser and but I have never had a conversation that I remember with him just just to take a look at the issues you just take a look at the polls you see I don't need anybody's help look at the polls all calls for war yeah that's what we did and they're really quite yes remeber him anything yes I would also you okayed out what's his name John Dowd I have been helping Jack I what does Bob says this to us here okay it's Friday I'm out of my own material and he can take it up with you in about fifteen yeah yeah come out we bring it up yeah he are right okayed churned out to be mmhm it's in writing a cycle of yeah as I can car yeah he is the president okayed you to represent levels and who doesn't would presumably right he is more of a given that we think well just randomly offers his personal lawyer to people that he does not know what is never met is never spoken to yeah okay is somebody that we hang on the tape this whole please bring the show to a screeching halt please bring the show to a screeching halt on do you I'm sure that was a stumble trellis right what it was like the moment we started referring to you in the past tense Travis Geist yeah yeah Rudy was having really was yeah the listen yeah this is because there's no room it's have you really big Bucks to have room for him and Robert hide but okay when he was the worst buses heart okay as his soul he is.
House releases transcripts from key witnesses in Trump impeachment inquiry
"We are now starting to see the actual testimony from the depositions in the impeachment inquiry so far the transcripts and they are as damning as expected for the president and and his allies now Republicans wine for weeks and weeks of the fact that depositions were being held behind closed doors despite the fact that many of them were actually attending those very same hearing the president tried to get out ahead of the release of the word for word transcripts today by saying they would be faked and Republicans should release their own indicating indicating that he was clearly not happy with what was about to come out well today we got the first two transcripts from forward top State Department official Michael Mckinley and crucially former US ambassador bastard Ukraine Marie Ivanovich we already know a lot about what McKinley testified about including that he said he resigned his post in part because of quote the failure of the State Department urban to offer support to foreign service employees caught up impeachment inquiry McKinley who was senior advisor Secretary State Mike Pompeo also testified again under growth in this deposition that he told not pompeii about his concerns multiple times before he resigned which makes what pump said last month so much more interesting listen listen to the way the pompeo gives himself absolutely no wiggle room on this question Mike McKinley third me well for a year and a half I chose him my head people tell me he was a great foreign service officer in fact he served America wonderfully for thirty seven years he had in fact had the office that was just just behind mine had a door that he could walk in any time and say whatever he wanted you know from the time that embassador yvonna bitch departed Ukraine until the time that he came to tell me that he was departing harding I never heard him say a single thing about his concerns with respect to the decision you never ask not once not once George did ambassador McKinley say something it to me during that entire time period that's interesting so maybe set it outside that time period or maybe McKinley is lying or maybe pompeo's lying the story though that has has told these depositions of of someone who was in the way of the corrupt quid pro quo abuse of office the President Rudy Giuliani were running to try and squeeze Ukraine to manufacture a dirt the president's political rival particularly in that of the ousted US ambassador Devante vish Ukraine whose career was a casualty of that scheme she testified that she learned from and Ukrainian officials that Rudy Giuliani plan to target her Ivanovich was asked what she thought President trump meant when he said on the phone call with Ukrainian president that she was quote going wing to go through some things Ivanovich said I didn't know what it meant I was very concerned I still am. She testified that a concern senior Ukrainian official told Oldie quote told me I really needed to watch my back former ambassador also told Congress the same Ukrainian official wonder about quote to individuals from Florida Mr Parnasse and Mr Freeman who were working with Mayor Giuliani they were interested in having a different ambassador to the post because they wanted to have business dealings in Ukraine or additional additional business dealings I didn't understand that because nobody the embassy had ever met these two individuals now the president gets to appoint ambassadors and he gets to recall them but in the case of Ambassador Basser Uganda Bitch let's remember her position and removal are also at the center of a criminal case that's currently being brought by the US attorney in the Southern District of New York doc against two men who are associates the president's personal were John Juliani reportedly paid Guiliani at least half a million dollars who hung out Yankee Games among other places with with Rudy who got prime seats at a twenty thousand trump rally and who represented themselves to Congress in an official letter as members of the president's legal team and and let's remember that part of the charges against these two men love Parnasse and eager fruman is that they were giving donations to a member of Congress as part of this sprawling effort to get rid of ambassador of rich so that they could corruptly install from the associates to promote their business interests in Ukraine Ivanovich was standing being in the way of making Ukraine more corrupt on behalf of president trump and Rudy Giuliani and I should tell you we just learned tonight that one of these guys parnasse seems to be ready to cooperate with congressional investigators Reuters reports Parnasse is prepared to comply with requests for records and testimony from congressional impeachment investigators PARNASSUS lawyer has confirmed that that me see news joining me now from Warren What we learned today so he told me legal reporter for Buzzfeed News and Tasha Berkshire National Security correspondent political NS NBC contributor. Natasha let me start with you on the Parnasse news his old lawyer had been the president's old lawyer John Dowd who'd written a letter being like he's part of the team and he's not going to show up and do anything he's now jumped don't John Doubt and now he's GonNa cooperate is that what's happening. Yeah Chris I mean it certainly seems seems like Parnasse is angry he's angry that the president has said that he doesn't know who he is he feels like the president has completely mischaracterized their relationship and you have to be inclined to believe a bit because there are so many photos of them together over the last two or so years a political events at gallows at fundraisers Parnis and firmin were everywhere and they surrounded the president at many pivotal moments so what we're seeing now is they've opened the door to cooperation with the congressional committees that doesn't necessarily Sara Lee mean of course that it's going to happen because a lot of the documents at the Congressional committees want are in the hands of the FBI which of course rated partisan ferments belongings as part of their indictment it also is remains to be seen whether or not their lawyers are even going to his learned this case has even going to let him testify because he's in the middle of a criminal probe but this does indicate at least a shift for now in how he perceives the president and trump really hasn't learned this lesson that you know when these people are are under scrutiny and he continues to criticize them his former allies and says I don't know them well they usually have receipts Zoe what did we learn today in the Ivanovich Ivanovic testimony in terms of the nexus between this sort of strange plot that was hatched by nuts room in for variety of reasons perhaps APPs personal business reasons as well as Ingraham themselves the president and the president and Rudy Giuliani's attempt to squeeze Ukraine government for for dirt on their political what we saw was perspective from yet another witness in the impeachment inquiry sort of explaining how they learned that there was this other her channel between the White House and Ukraine that was unofficial not sanctioned involved a cohort of non-government officials in this case Rudy Rudy Giuliani left parnasse eager freeman who for months had been traveling around trying to set up connections and Ukraine in an effort to dig up dirt on Joe Biden trying to discredit the Mueller investigation but all while making entrees into very official circles in Ukraine to the dismay dismay of the career civil servants who you know whose job it was to establish those formal channels between the administration and these foreign government entities and what we heard what we saw in the transcript was the former ambassador Marie Ivanovich saying you know learning about this back channel and being perplexed and concerned -cerned by it but not really seeing away out and being told that if she wanted to keep her job she needed to ingratiate herself with the president and not make waves about this both the one in one point she testified she was told to tweet US support for the president. I mean what what's fascinating here and attach you had these sort of comparative means of of of conducting yourself Marie Ivanovich the lifelong foreign service officer who's there who's trying to like steer American policy and then the Parnassus Fruman and Giuliani's of the world old who are wheeling and dealing and taking meetings and doing God knows what God knows who's behest and those are the people president is listening to and who had the imprimature of the entire hire American state behind them exactly Chris and Marie Ivanovich testified that this wasn't something that the State Department could just ignore they felt really hamstrung owned by the fact that this dual foreign policy track was taking place and at one point she said the Ukrainians didn't know who to talk to didn't know whether we represented US policy whether they should be listening to Giuliani and Parnasse Freeman and the rug really felt like it was being pulled out from beneath us we have to remember also that this is a very sensitive moment what what has been a very sensitive moment in Ukraine for the last five years since the Russians invaded eastern Ukraine and at this moment there trying to negotiate peace in the east with the russian-backed separatists separatist so for the aid to be withheld at this sensitive time was extremely troubling to the Crohn's and on top of that they didn't even know who the interlocutors were are there was supposed to be communicating with fast forward to mushy Ivanovich getting removed recalled from Ukraine someone that they really trusted now they have no choice really okay but to try to negotiate with the president and the best way that they can which is Zilenski you saw on that phone call kind of saying to the President Yes we'll investigate ah yes we'll do what you want essentially to try to appease him because again Ukraine faces an existential threat to its east and they are trying to navigate that right now the best way they can we're also getting a lot more back story on the origins of this I think deranged saying conspiracy theories about Ukrainian involvement in the two thousand sixteen election the idea that actually the DNC hack was a Ukrainian op that they conspired to frame Russia for it doesn't actually make sense when you sort of square it up but this this article near that Manafort was actually spreading that back in twenty sixteen it's been germinating and sold to the president time and time again what do we know about uh-huh so over the weekend buzz feed at CNN received a new cash of documents from the Justice Department then it was as hundreds of pages of records of notes that were taken during the investigation and in one seer set of notes from Rick Gates who had been the deputy campaign manager Paul Manafort's right hand man Rick Gates told investigators that basically as soon as news broke in two thousand sixteen the DNC had been hacked that wikileaks had these messages and they were going to release them. Paul Manafort was immediately saying it wasn't Russia it was Ukraine and Michael Flynn who was at the time a senior advisor to the campaign later became trump's short-lived first national security adviser also was immediately saying adamantly it wasn't Russia it wasn't Russia look at Ukraine so we had at the time three years ago to senior officials in the trump campaign trying to you direct the narrative away from Russia towards Ukraine it raises all sorts of questions of who they were talking to us who's ear they had and it's the theory that it has really persisted notwithstanding the findings of the US intelligence community that it was Russia that orchestrated the hack of the DNC that was
"john dowd" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
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"john dowd" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Are represented by John Dowd a former lead counsel to the as an Indian special counsel Robert Muller is investigation it is eleven thirty three east coders restricted in Salem for Halloween that story coming up here on WBZ first of again whether together we begin with the Subaru retailers of New England all wheel drive traffic on the three is what's going on Kevin downtown here tell a locked up here on the lower deck sick of bridge into the o'neill tunnel gonna crash wait for you inside by exit twenty that's a ramp to the mass pike this is also put slowdowns on that lever down red getting down towards Storrow drive stays low on sterile west out to the Charles circle government center offramp more brake lights here by the lagoon getting out to the crews that are taken away in on the ramp to Kenmore square not Tobin bridge not that bad coming in from Chelsea may get hung up a bit here on the loop Bram airport totals are in pretty decent shape one twenty eight south bound watch out for two separate crashes here in west in one just before the ramp to the mass pike and one on that ramp slowing traffic down a bit expressway north bound space he threw a punch it again a Columbia road southbound busy South Bay getting down to seven hell and out to the west in Worcester to ninety westbound that ramp to Kelly square exit thirteen still shut down for structure fire over on Water Street this supports sponsored by indeed dot com indeed used by over three million businesses for hiring were business owners and HR professionals can post job openings with screener questions then sort reviewing communicate with candidates from an online dashboard learn more at indeed dot com slash higher Kevin Brennan WBZ's traffic on.
"john dowd" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"On the Mike Gallagher show all right we've got a couple of pieces of big breaking news the president has tweeted that he is ordering new sanctions on Iran he said he's going to his tweet says I have just instructed the secretary of the treasury to substantially increase sanctions on the country of Iran of course this follows strikes Saturday on the world's largest crude processing processing plant and oil field in Saudi Arabia the US has accused Iran of carrying out those attacks so the president moments ago announcing increased sanctions on Iran he also tweeted a successor to add to to to the national security adviser to John Dowd going John Bolton Robert she Brian who is currently serving as the special presidential envoy for hostage affairs at the state department has been named our new national security adviser the president tweeted minutes ago I have worked long and hard with Robert he will do a great job so we got a new national security adviser Robert C. o'brien more sanctions ordered on Iran and here we ship in beautiful mobile Alabama it's kind of a it's a it's a mixed bag here I'm I'm here for real important reason to acknowledge a wonderful business called Fairhope direct and they're the sponsors of today's broadcast feral directors is is our kind of people I mean Doug Madonna and Thomas in the team just just terrific terrific big hearted people who operate a business with high quality Christian products promise polled puzzles the fair hope Noach every product has god's word on it there and every every sh the customer service is second to none so when you're ready for and and we'll we'll meet dug in just a couple of minutes and talk about some of these wonderful products and the timing of this is very pression because also this week a police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty forty year old door nail cruise at a thirteen year veteran of the Tuscaloosa Alabama police department a father of two daughters he was engaged to be married and Alabama's alabamans hearts are just collectively broken over the death of this officer and as you know my my. charitable foundation Gallagher's heroes the fallen officer find us just the families of police officers who've been killed in the line of duty and we also published the first responders Bible which is a King James Bible in the spiritual fitness manual that we distribute free to first responders all over the country and so I asked dog medusa in preparation for a visit here Hey would you mind if we invited our listeners to help the family of this officer because it's a it's a heartbreaking story and all the local media here when I flew into the the mobile airport last night it was on the TV is in the airport TV at the hotel local paper everybody's talking about the the the the the killing of this officer who is ambushed by a bad guy they were trying to arrest a guy who was wanted on warrants the guide the officer clues that tried to go into the house where he was the guy ambushed him shot and killed him and Alabama's heart is broken over this and our mission as you know is to provide financial assistance to the surviving family members as quickly as possible and I want to bring in the director my foundation Joey Hutch. one one of these terrible events occurs when there's far too many of them joy it's it's it's it's cool to visit mobile Alabama and be with our friends here in Fairhope direct but very sad to have to announced the death of yet a letter a yet another police officer in the line of duty. yes market especially in Alabama this is the poor office for that has been killed in the line of duty in Alabama this year and slow all sad that it happened but glad that you're in Alabama and we're gonna be able to help no question because this what we do and if you can go back to the origins joy for the benefit of new listeners to the show are are are short of shingle our mission is to try to provide some financial assistance to these families as quickly as possible because they have a lot of immediate financial needs and they're they're grieving their shell shocked they don't know what to do and this check just kind of comes out like manna from heaven and we have gotten hundreds of letters and and notes from thankful family members for this unexpected blessing in their lives. the story that I tell quite often like when someone asked me what we do with the fallen officer fun it is the story of a young officer this was several years ago now but just outside of Charlotte North Carolina twenty six year old officer routine traffic stop he shot in the face left to die on the road and he was just had just been married just a few months before his young why did not have access to their checking account could not pay the mortgage on their house that they had just moved into that's where Gallagher's heroes all in all for fun that's what we do best I was able to overnight it yet this young this young went out so that he could deposit it into her checking account because she can access his checking account because as as a new couple he had not added her to checking account yeah right so this was just an example where we're able to overnight a check to help this this young lady so that she could pay her mortgage and quite often it takes awhile for benefits to start and that's what we did we try to get money to these families as quickly as possible and as we've learned Joey over the years a lot of police officers aren't always great financial planners many of them are are former military they're young guys young women and in some cases and they don't have a whole financial plan necessarily put together and so they're young families are often left scrambling and that's that's something that you know we've we've noticed this kind of you know there's there's some lines of work where you know you're all you're worried about is saving saving sign these are first responders these are police officers either cops they want to serve their community and many cases jelly they're not making a lot of money. we we don't play these men and women up they put on their uniforms each day my and and they're not sure that they're going to go back home I mean that that's how that's that's the world in which we live right now we're hearing that these are all you know several months this is the fourth officer again in Alabama this man killed this year it is just is honorable situation people don't respect the authority of police officers and that's why I'm so proud that you're in Alabama so proud of our listeners. would always come through and this is a chance to do up to step up and help the these two young kids at this this macro slip on you'll be able to help these daughters of officer to chat and I a big thank you to Doug Madonna who our listeners are about to me he's the CEO and president of Fairhope direct this this wonderful Christian business here in in in in mobile who said Hey yeah let's let's do what we can for officer cruise at family while you're here so since we're in Alabama we thought the timing was actually just perfect so kudos that's the kind of people Verrall direct represents and and who they do business with so anyway many many thanks to Doug here's all you have to do to try to help.
"john dowd" Discussed on Reasonable Doubt
"If I laid it out. Yep. Okay. So they're saying that somehow and judge Sullivan, who knows more than anybody about this. I've said. He thinks there's a sewing out your country. So I don't know what he's referring to. But what he's asked to be posted, which is John doubts call. I agree with John Dowd that, when you hear it in context, okay? Yes, he says the president likes here this or that okay is that obstruction is not saying, don't lie. He's not saying don't go operate. He's just saying, basically, we're not rolling anew right, right? Yeah, we've kind of gone at this for a while. And there's just depends the beauties in the ear of the beholder justices in the ear of the beholder, I guess, because that's where rat. Now, one side of that is going to hear it as one way, the other side aisles going to, here's another way. But we can't have that much interpretation for the lar in the law, like at some point, which is. Is going to need to set a Mark. And if you cross it, you cross it, and if you come right up to it, then you come right up to it. But there needs to be a line call the law because otherwise this is Sodom and Gomorrah. Like if there's no law, if there's a line in the law, I mean just like we have to have it for a salt. I mean like bad vibes, or bad words, or whatever, can't be assault if the sort of put your hands on somebody to be have an aggravated assault thing if there's no hands, but we know what was in your heart or we know what you're thinking, or the person felt like you assaulted, then we're getting into a blurry murky world, where it's up to everyone's feelings versus a clear cut definition of the law to right? I mean, you pinned it down it is, this is literally insanity. The people who say, and this is where I take a little issue, and I've said before because. Because when we were analyzing the mullahs report, I was I've been very complimentary. I remain very complimentary on the legal analysis. But part of the thing you have to do when you were analyzing anything that's done by a prosecutor prosecutorial agency has you have to hear or see the raw data, because prosecutors, like everybody filter it through their prison. So when they presented in a report, you say to yourself, they take excerpts of it. You say, wow, that sounds really fucked that, but you then hear it does doubt south threatened. You know, and again, this sounds like maybe a spurious argument, but I don't think seasoned legal professionals leave voice messages of nefarious acts that are illegal. I just. You're almost in a weird way. And look, you call this retarded logic. But in a weird way, the fact that he just left a message suggests to me with his experience, that he wasn't in, at least in his head colluding or threatening or, or whatever is doing because she's in law professional would not leave that on tape. And by the way, John, John Dowd, could not have a more sterling reputation. I mean he is for whatever you say about the guy has existed in the swamp and the, you know, the complete cesspool that is washing for forty some odd years. And while I might not agree on everything that he's dining career. Any obviously would probably push back on mine. He is nothing but a true advocate. What so the idea that you're just gonna trash him? I mean I can only imagine what doubts thinking downs, probably thinking, oh, you wanna Muller's do this to me. Let me try to do some excerpts about Muller and his team, I can imagine. Well, so just in an a nutshell that recording. We just heard, they took excerpts of it, they put it in black and white, and it looked a little more damning or quite a bit more damning in black and white with experts of it now hearing, it, it didn't sound nearly is damning who released the audio tape..
"john dowd" Discussed on KGO 810
"Ten. Shallow Nikki, right there. What I didn't say crazy. Netflix. Kooky. Nikki is my next Kentucky, Kentucky. There you go. Crazy. Nikki. So anyway, the I stumbled across a thirty-six mind-blowing YouTube facts. The I I don't think the pride people are going to keep them out of the parade. I think it's that's floating around right now. But interesting, the very first what year do you think was very first you to video uploaded this. Oh, I don't know two thousand five before then why I for some reason I thought it was like two thousand or maybe in the nineties. I don't know the nineties the number of people that use YouTube is one billion three hundred million. It's a lot of people. That's like one at a seven people on the planet. Use youtube. So you think we don't need it still? No, not at all. I do not what, what don't we need on the internet? Could we just you could get scared of the internet? I you know what keep ways? Honestly, I mean, I when I think about things like Facebook and YouTube and things does it make the world as a whole better or worse. But that's crazy. I mean. No. That's silly. What does it just give you know, the, the rise of all right? And bad as crazy people. You know how they spread their message Facebook and YouTube. Yeah. All right. Coming up next half hour. We got tickets to go see Elton John, and we'll have the movie reviewed in an hour from now, when Josh board our movie critic that hates movies joins us. I hope he likes it. Yeah. Coming up. Michael Flynn's lawyer left a voicemail. Did you hear this? John Dowd, who is an idiot. Have you ever left a message on somebody's voice mail or tax or tax that you want back? Where.
"john dowd" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"Hence on tariffs. D day remembered I'm Barbara Kusak. President Mike Pence said today that Mexico has to take decisive action on immigration to avoid tariffs on his goods. Come Monday, open says talks with Mexico will continue. He noted that President Trump will ultimately decide whether to move forward on the tariffs, Republican congressman Adam kinsmen, grosses, he disagrees with the president, unlinking tariffs and the battle over illegal immigration, the link non-trade issue with a trade hammer, I think isn't the right way to go a handful of surviving. USDA veterans were among the thousands of people gathered at the Normandy, American cemetery to honor the fallen in the pivotal invasion. Seventy five years ago. President Trump honor the brave troops, who helped forces to be victorious in World War, Two, they came here and save freedom. And then they went home and showed us all. What freedom is all about. The Justice department released a voicemail from President Trump's former attorney John Dowd, to the lawyer for Michael Flynn seeking information about the former national security advisers discussions with these special counsel with a response from Dowd. Correspondent Evan Perez. So we do have a comment from a statement from John Dowd when this transcript was initially released and he said, quote, this is clearly, a baseless political document designed to smear and damage the reputation of council, and innocent, people singer, R Kelly pleaded not guilty to eleven additional sex related felonies during a court hearing in Chicago Kelly did not speak to reporters after leaving the court. He denies any wrongdoing. The NBA has banned warriors investor. Mark Stevens for one year finding him five hundred thousand dollars for shoving. Raptors Kyle Lowry and game. Three of the finals on Wall Street stocks closed higher. The Dow gaining one hundred.
"john dowd" Discussed on KCRW
"Listening to all the president's lawyers a special series from left, right? And center. This is the show about President Trump's complicated legal issues. They bring up really good questions about free speech and defamation and Twitter. And whether Rudy Giuliani is going to sue Robert Muller for seventeen million dollars. It was clear we needed to devote some time every week to answering some of these big questions. So I called Ken white candidate criminal defense. Attorney in Los Angeles, and was formerly a federal prosecutor Ken, blogs about the lot Popat dot com. He hosts the first amendment podcast, make no law. And he's my co-host legal navigator on this show. Hello, ken. Jello. Josh? Let's talk about subpoenas, the White House has instructed former staffers hope Hicks anti Donaldson, not to comply with congressional subpoenas for documents related to their White House service. So this is similar to the issue that came up few weeks ago, with Don, Mcgann the former White House counsel. Right. The White House asserts that these documents belong to the White House, it may have privileges to assert over the documents. And so the witness can't just produce them. Exactly, they're preparing to hurt executive privilege without fully actually asserting with respect, any particular document. It's not clear. They have the power to do this to just give a blanket instruction not to produce things, but they're doing it anyway. And so what the then the congress will have to go out and get a quarter and then that will resolve whether these documents actually get produced will exactly congress still has the three different EROs its quiver. It can go for a court order, it can ask for a prosecution of someone for contempt, which isn't going to happen, or it can. In invoke. This never used mythical power to out and arrest people themselves contempt of cars, the one that's eventually going to happen with somebody is that they're going to go to court, and it's really a question. I think of them picking their bottles in deciding, which dispute is the right, one to teed up for a court and then soon will presumably also have a dispute over an appearance of which is also what we have with Don Mcgann where not only are hope Hicks, nanny Donaldson supposed to produce these documents. They're supposed to come testify later this month. I think we can assume that they will do what Don Mcgann did and refuse to comply with that. And so they might be on good ground if they showed up and on a question by question basis, asserted executive privilege, as a reason, not answer specific questions. But that doesn't mean that they can go ahead and just say, I'm not going to appear at all. But they'll probably try correct the way you're supposed to assert any privileges to do it specifically on the record in response to a particular question you can't even hurt. Your fifth amendment privilege. Against self-incrimination just in a blanket. I'm not even showing up type of way you have to do it in response to particular questions. So if they're trying to create a good record, that's what they do if they simply refuse to show up. I think that signifies that they're not particularly concerned about making a good record and that they're betting that congress won't have what it takes to go in and compel them court. And so when you say won't have what it takes, you mean they're betting that congress will decide as, as a political matter, not to try to compel them or that they won't actually be able to get a court to force them to appear. No, I think is a political matter. I mean just about everyone who is going up against President Trump and the administration in court over these production issues is winning because generally arguments have not had legal merit. But I think they're probably making a bet on Congress's political will over this. Can we talk about this auditor sewed in the criminal proceedings that surround Michael Flynn, the former national security advisor for everybody's background? Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to line two. Federal investigators. He had a deal with Robert Muller's prosecution team that he was supposed to get a sentence that involved no jail time in exchange for cooperating with the Russia investigation, but at a sentencing hearing December Flynn made a defiant statement about how he'd been railroaded, and that really annoyed judge Emmet Sullivan when you plead guilty, you're supposed to take responsibility for your actions. Not insist that you got a raw deal so Sullivan strongly intimated that he would ignore the deal terms and give Flynn jail time, unless they all agreed to delay the sentencing so that the judge a fuller account of how valuable Flint's cooperation had really been so they've been waiting the proceedings have been ongoing and judge Sullivan, rather unusually directed the government provide him certain evidence. So he could release it to the public. He wanted a voicemail that former Trump attorney John Dowd had left for Flynn's lawyer when he was trying to dissuade Flynn from cooperating with the government and the judge also wanted the transcript of the December twenty sixteen call between Flynn and Russian ambassador, Sergei Kislyak where they discussed US sanctions on Russia. The government did produce the Dow. Voicemail transcripts. But they refused to produce the transcript of the call with the Russian ambassador, which is classified, the government said it wasn't relevant because they hadn't relied on that call to establish Flims, guilt, or to decide what sort of sentence he should get. And so it seemed like this was going to set up a big fight over whether the judge could get these documents. But on Tuesday, judge Helen decided he wasn't going to make the government produce the transcript that Russian ambassador, call after all up. So let's start with this document that judge Sullivan didn't get this whole thing is quite unusual, right? A judge demanding classified documents given to him so he can make it public. The government just refusing to comply with an order from the judge, and then the judge going ahead and rescinding his order. Absolutely. It's very unusual for a judge to be getting down this far into the weeds wanting to see primary documents in primary evidence to make this sort of call about sentencing somebody who's a cooperator to see really what they're cooperations worth generally judges tend to rely very heavily on the government's characterization of the value of cooperation without. It really second guessing it. And that's because you have to trust the government to a certain extent, if you're in the judges position because the government can't really fully explain the value of cooperation without giving up valuable details about the investigation so here he wants to see documents. I think he is still infuriated at Flynn's attitude, that he's been wronged in all this. And so, yes, it was quite surprising to see him demand. These things not only be given to him but he made public. But so what I mean what's the justification for that judge? Just ask for any classified document that he wants and make it public well know their limits on even a judge's ability to ask for classified documents. Now, the, the transcript of the voice mail was not classified. So he was able to request that. And then order it be put on the record basically judges control. What is put under? Seeler not under seal. What's on the public record or not? I think what may have happened here, judging from this chain of events is that judge in his wrath did not focus too much or think too much about the implications of publicizing something that had security implications something that was classified as, as opposed to merely confidential. And when the, the prosecutors sort of forced him to examine it, he thought better of it in, in withdrew that's very risky. Move at very rarely works with the judge. But it seems to have worked in this instance. And so then this document that wasn't classified, the, the voicemail from then Trump lawyer, John Dowd, to rob Kellner, who was Michael Flynn's lawyer. This, this is a remarkable document this, this voicemail, let me, let me read aloud, what John Dowd, said, on voicemail to Michael Flynn's lawyer. Now again, this is at a point where Flint had been. Ally of the president, and then they think Michael Flynn is flipping and they're sort of freaking out about it. And so, here's the voice mail. John Dowd Lee leaves, he says, hey, rob this is John again. Maybe I'm, I'm sympathetic I understand your situation. But let me see if I can't state it in starker terms if you have, and it wouldn't surprise me if you've gone on to make a deal with and work with the government. I understand you can't join the joint defence. So that's one thing. If on the other hand, we have there's information that implicates the president, then we've got a national security issue, or maybe a national security issue. I don't know some issue we've got to, we've got to deal with not only for the president, but for the country so, you know, then then, you know, we need some kind of heads up just for the sake of protecting all our interests. If we can, you know, without having to give up any confidential information. So, and if it's the former than, you know, remember what we've always said about the. President and his feelings toward Flynn, and that's still remains but will in any event, let me know. And I appreciate your listening and taking the time. Thanks, pal. So can is this sort of voicemail, you leave routinely in your work as a defense attorney? No. Josh what I was growing up. I used to observe my mom practicing important calls or conversations or calling frontier verbally to herself in her office over. And I thought it was weird at the time, but gradually learn that it's actually a very useful technique, be prepared for crucial conversations. I think it would allow you to participate in a massive obstruction of Justice fraud conspiracy without quite goddamn. In the middle of them. So this is a is a remarkable voicemail and one thing to observe about it. And this is something I was absolutely guilty of. No. Whether you were too, it was fairly, well, summarized or partially quoted in the mother report, Alrighty a footnote. This is just another reminder how long that document is, and how detailed and how easy it is to miss things. So this was already in there and a lot of the substance of it was already in that footnote, and I had read it, honestly, forgotten about it. And so when I saw this transcript it was like something new. Now, this any prosecutor would look at this and say, okay, he's clearly dangling pardon in order to get him to give up information about what's being told that the government and what the government is asking. Right now doubt is posturing and saying this is outrageous, and it's clear. This is perfectly legitimate. And I don't buy it, and I don't think most people reading the transcript by it, it seems as if he is floating the justifications for doing what he's asking them to do the justifications being national security. I it seems as if he's doing this after they've already decided they're not joining the joint defense and it really seems he is saying. Rather more clearly than I would think, remember how what the president thinks of general Flynn, which seems to be a very clear message that he can expect a pardon if he plays ball, you describe this as part of an obstruction of Justice conspiracy. Robert Muller, could have indicted John doubt, if he thought the John doubt had been a participant in an obstruction of Justice conspiracy, and he didn't do. So what does that tell you, I think probably he thought that it would be too difficult to prove the intent requirements surrounding obstruction of Justice here? What was happening as he was. He was not asking Flynn to lie to the prosecutors what he wanted was sort of an inside track. He wanted Flynn to spill what he was telling the prosecutors, and perhaps what the prosecutors were asking him to have inside insight on what was going on in the in the investigation. So it would be pretty difficult to prove obstruction. Of Justice based on something like that, is it obstruction of Justice to try to figure out what witnesses are telling the government. No, not necessarily, but it might be obstruction of Justice. If you interpret this as asking him to breach, any guarantee of confidentiality of secrecy that he gave to the investigators in the course of his cooperation, but that would be pretty difficult to prove. Yeah, I mean, when you say breaching an agreement he says, in here what he's hanging his hat on, is that, you know, he said he's explicitly tells Flynn's lawyer that Flynn would not have to give up any confidential information. So isn't that wouldn't that be doubts defense to the idea that he was trying to get Flynn to say things that he had agreed to the government that he would not say says right here we don't have to give up any confidential information? I think that's what the defense would be. I think it's pretty clear to throw away sentence. And the meaning is the exact opposite. But this is why Muller isn't prosecuting because they're. It would just be all sorts of defenses. President Trump has suggested that the origins of the FBI investigation into him were treasonous. He tweeted Mike campaign for president was conclusively spied on nothing like this has ever happened in American politics. A really bad situation. Treason means long jail sentences and this was treason. So how should we think about statements like this in the context of attorney general Bill bars probe into the origins of the FBI investigation into the links between the Trump campaign and Russia? Well, Trump is, is not unique in American politics in dramatically. Misusing the term treason. I mean, it's a crime that is defined in the United States constitution defined very narrowly deliberately to only be making war on the United States or giving aid and comfort to its enemies. There is no stretch of the magic nation by which anyone in this scenario committed treason by engaging in any investigation. However, unjustified of Trump at any point in time. I it's just a, a rhetorical flip now general bar has been increasingly willing to back up Trump's rhetorical flips. He's been willing to not exactly say, oh, yes, it was treason, but suggests that there are some substance there. There are reasons to investigate these people, maybe just not in the same extreme terms that Trump is framing it. And that seems part of his general drift towards a very partisan defense of the president..
"john dowd" Discussed on Reasonable Doubt
"Sunday night? Full day Monday with Monday night. Oh, and if you've got something you wanna do and I should be able to I should be able to corral you on Monday night. Maybe even drew for a second night. Can to back the back inner God. That would be awesome. I really I really look more to these things in life. So all right when we're done here I'm going to focus on Monday night with you and possibly drew as well. But certainly with you Monday night in New York. Perfect. Okay. So let me let me tell you the first thing that you've been following the general Flynn, story or saga. No. I haven't I know something about it. Okay. So this week how the press is the judge. We talked about him before judge Emmet Sullivan has ruled that I think in about a week or ten days, he's going to post, or require that some of the conversations and the evidence surrounding general Flynn will be made public apparently in Russia in response to a request from the media. Interestingly, one of the things which caught my attention is they were the it's been characterized as obstruction. Because then President Trump's lawyer, John Dowd called, I think his name is Kellner, who is general Flynn's lawyer and left a voicemail saying. Thing. Trump likes Yoris found of you or blah, blah, blah. And so now this has been characterized by the government as being kind of obstructive or encouraging inactive testified, which is intriguing to me, as a lawyer moored, any of our lawyers who are listening, does that strike, you as obstructive now structure, is sort of, like there's a sort of verbal version of it and emotional version of it. And then there's like a physical version of obstruction. Like you've got a you've got an artery. It's up struck. Did you know what I mean? Like it's blunt it. I suppose obstruction would mean blocking in some in some fashion, and this doesn't rise to the definition of blocking. I think they're I don't know if they have suggestion versus obstruction. This would be sort of suggestion. I rented interesting article today talking about obstruction in. In the difference between layman's term and the Wego the strict legal analysis. But you've always got a thing you. Having tried obstruction cases. The thing that the jury instruction is the intent the intent element is essential without the intent. You can't have you could take acts that you could ascribe the intend to, but you've gotta have some evidence of intent and I, you know, there's all kinds of things called joint prosecution agreements or joint defense agreements in criminal setting a joint defense agreement means that the, you know, say there's an investigation going on by the government and there's a number of people who were involved in their all lawyer. And so one of the reasons lawyer up is so that the lawyers can talk about themselves and exchange information without getting witnesses, you know, in the crosshairs of the prosecution by saying they were getting their testimony together, or they were influencing their testimony of things of that nature. So it's. Fairly common in these joint defense agreements for the lawyers to talk amongst themselves. In fact, when you plead or when you're engaging employees, Goshi -ation, if you've got a joint defense agreement you normally they have a clause that says, as soon as you enter into some kind of agreement to with the government that you have to inform the others that you're going to be withdrawing from the joint defense because otherwise you'd be violating with thirty client privilege and all kinds of things like that sense does. And you tell me if this makes sense I my mind just wandered to this place. But if you get pulled over by cop, and you hand them your license, and there's one hundred dollar Bill wrapped around it, then that's bribery. But if you give to the police widows foundation, a thousand bucks every year, and they give you a special license plate frame that says nine one whatever club member..
"john dowd" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Now. I I don't know how to have x Ray vision. I can't see through black ink. There is a significant amount of redacted material and here, obviously attorney general bar as political operatives. Do put a spin on this that was favorable to the president. And that was the take all day. I mean, I'm like you. I know what I think I leave to experts like you helping with legal stuff, but I like to see what other points of view are they are destroying Bill bar. They're beating him up big time because he went. Out there nine thirty eight Bogor don't ever destroy. You know, this is the same crowd that took chaos to peddle the the GPS. I mean, those talk about corruption in the press the saga ball corruption in the media talk about press, people that are putting this nonsense out attacking Bill bar talking Bill bar because guess what's common of the creek is coming and and and as the great Justice talked about is greatest disinfectant, we're gonna put some sunshine right on not only you heard the attorney general talk about those legal leaks. Let me tell you the media went crazy why because they're all the other end of the legal leaks. Dave violated the law. They're the ones that took baseball tickets from the FBI in order to print the narratives at the FBI was putting on this president town. We're a long way from turning this upside down, but they know that Bill bars got the guts to do it. And he is good. I do it. There's no question about mind. He's going to do it. So the print gonna find out what the truth is why these interest attacks is the same identity politics. Democrats employees all the time to straw, the best ensure that spring and the truth, and that's what's going on here. Bill bar. They're not gonna destroy Bill bars. Fine. People know when they've got a solid attorney general more compliments and have them in the last two weeks and any attorney general says why bouquets e and Griffin bell. So. Men. Great lawyers, great detectors department, so talking to John Dowd ritual Turney for the president, and friend. So Jon a couple of things the presence indicating that Domigan evidently, according to this. If I'm to read this, and you did as I did most of it Dom again was told to fire more he's conflicted and Dom against it on doled, Bryce, I I'm quitting clean up my office. The president's putting some doubt that that even happened. Would you hear did you hear anything about this? I never I never got a mix, and I never I never known never ever discuss it with me. I can tell you Brian every time I went to see Bob malter, Kim quarrels my grief to president beforehand. And he always asked me, particularly when I saw more which was about once a loss. Conveyed that he respected what he was doing. What he was doing. And he had his full cooperation. Okay. You you would go ahead. Why would you? Why would you wanna fire guy? Do this all over get when you've just done it? So just as attorney general. That's the opposite of a corrupted Ted, you know center, but baller. Understood because I talked to him about the president teeing off publicly and politically I mean, he had to deal with the politically. And that's what he did by calling. It a host. And it wasn't a hoax was nothing there. He do nothing there. That's why he gave a full party to give them everything. Can you imagine anybody in this town has Jerry Nadler, if you'll give up his his notes with his council, he wouldn't do it and cancelled? He's the only guy in the history of the presidency. This giving them all why? Because he wasn't afraid of it. He was transparent, and they got it all, and you know, that basam sore they cannot stay 'cause they don't act they lie, and she and steal all the time. The media never crest deepen called out. This is a great, boomer. You read Kim strassel today. We now know without all the truth about the political council of the people in his office, by the way, I gotta tell you. So I took over. Representing the president. You know, he expressed himself about any sort of publicly interested these people trust mall or smaller conflict. And I said, let's rise above it. Let's get the job dog. You know, we doing I think he told me to save thing. But you know, his instincts, absolutely, right. Yeah. He was absolutely right. Guys will crooked and they were after him. And this report is a disgrace. David took swipes Radi. J myself one a shot. Call me and stuff on twin is absolutely false. What do you mean? What do you mean? Stepson would commit a crime. We will we help Clinton's lawyers because they couldn't find their way around. They couldn't get documents. We got everything for them. And we we would called. I was told they will going into to convince the special counsel. It was no case there. Well, they said they said the president told thirty eight John they told they they in the report says Flynn was told by the president to go get the thirty thousand missing Hillary emails. By gotta ask you this in your in a column you code into today, you said that Muller was influenced too much by Komi Andy MacKay, in what way? He relied rita's report. He relied on them. Brian Marc Kasowitz Polian. I and early in June of two thousand seventeen wrote a letter Muller. To inquire into the perjury by Komi and his sorta bizarre irregular conduct. We aligned it at a letter and about a month later. I was with Bob I think it was maybe rely on early August. I should you know, you look at Komi. And he said, no, I'm not I said, why not he said, well, you know, the the idea is this is a witness, and he's committed perjury before the congress we want you to investigate it does just the opposite. If you read the report, he accepts everything that call me McCabe said we all know that they liar. We all corrupted the depositi disagree with each other. They disagree with each other. Exactly and Bob Mullah, which is another instinct, you know, the president of jetted Tavola, by the way, what's not in a report is hot baller. Get a point and Rosenstein got to answer for that subject because he didn't tell anywhere. You know? He he didn't give anybody heads up, and and and what's his name. Jody haunt kiva staff to sessions with back and said, what are you doing and Rosen said they're gonna fire me and said what you did was unprofessional. And despicable was imagine not telling the president that you're going to appoint a special counsel that's questionable the behavior here. His how did that happen? Did you talk to call me? Komi arrange your special counsel. By the way, the FBI was doing investigation. They didn't require special counsel for that time. I mean, the miss you hear the older internal corruption in the department of Justice is beyond anything. I've ever seen have Brian believe me. Seven eight years of the department. I doubt who the deputies office attorney general's office on several occasions on major cases, I know how it works up there. I got to say, it doesn't work this way and more did have conflicts. And he didn't recognize he, you know, he didn't he didn't deal with them. Do you think? Is we've got a long way to go out of hell this thing started and it's going to stick. Why? Cow. What is he going to look like Lord Lauren when lower coast when Muller goes to Capitol Hill, which is going to be asked to go number one. Do you think he will go a number two? How do you think that will go? Kinda what he can't go. Without permission attorney general or the journal. I wouldn't let them go. I didn't know he can't go without mine. Our him. I wouldn't justify he said. Yes, you don't personal capacity. He said he'd yesterday he'd he'd go in his personal capacity. Bar bar would would approve it looks like bar would approve it. Do you think that that's something that would would interest both sides? Oh, I don't know to me. It's gonna be the same the same hash that we have right now. So it's going to be no surprises, but baller. I'd get myself. A good lawyer before I go up there. I mean, he's in the same league with he's he's now in the same league with call me, but Rosenstein, McCabe an arrest of though that crowd or a whole crowd of the need a real hard. Look that includes by more. Now, we see it. I mean, this is just another attempt to take this president and bar was asked. Yeah. John Dowd bar was asked about it. Real quick. I want you to hear it. Ask for profit himself to testify. For me, the Justice department employees as this will you make him testified publicly conference. Catching personally testify. Interest in the absence of special counsel of his team was invited to join the gym twice this his report, obviously of your. Did for me as attorney general? He is required under the regulation to to provide me with a confidential report, I'm here to discuss my response to that report and my decision. So that's that's where we're at right now. So I guess we'll be watching that. No rehash, but it's hard to imagine a four hundred plus pages. ES something else dad that he was framed to put in John doubt. Final thought. Thought is I think I think that that end of things over and it doesn't matter what. Bob baller say on the hill. But I think we look forward to getting to the bottom of this whole piece of corruption. That's the stone such great damage to the country. John doubt. Thanks so much. Always appreciate your candidness. We'll look forward to talking to you again. Probably see you Monday. Brian a really great great. Thanks, John data. Appreciate it. This is Brian Kilmeade show back in a moment. Your with frying Kilmeade. This story is called the ugly. Truth about timeshare if he thank you've done your family favor by buying a timeshare you name my health. Hello. I'm Chuck McDowell CEO and founder of Wesley financial group ten years ago. I started helping folks cancel their timeshare contracts. And in the process started what's now called the Tom shirt cancellation industry. Tom the only thing that you can buy that. You can't tell me how much it's going to cost or when it's going to end when you buy a timeshare you.
"john dowd" Discussed on Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network
"One winner, and but the horse I think that's going to release the track everybody, whether at the windows are just just to watch obviously Instagram, and we're talking to actually John Dowd who's here who who manages the old Elec so fable this does this move here. He read you read some early on sources going around the San leap bay, and maybe that, but this was this was their their their thought all the time. I mean think about the source of run since August go. Three quarters. So the one turn mile it's perfectly into a comeback rate. And like you said look a fear runs. Good here, and they'll move on. And and won't make any decisions. So after the race is over. But there is doing good. I mean, of course, repair cans at you. I mean, and then they put them away. So Horsa looked at and if you don't if you don't like him, and he's gonna take a lot of money. You know, the the old other Babar that ended up there. I don't know if he was coming anyway or not he they love experimenting on this earth. And it was okay here. And there any ran decently in the sham and came back Brenning looks like he's going to be one of those sprinters. So this one turn mile hits him in the head. And you know, he could be all right. But and then I wanna talk about one other horse that that that might be overlooked again as the Rudy rod horse. The the not that Radi who rent second. Right. Math in right? You're great. And I think I think with all this other stuff going on in the side might you went off at eight to one last time, you might be eight to ten to twelve to one in there that might be the price play in there. But that the various rendition of it, and you see what Jimmy Say say. I. Actually, I think that mind control will be. Decent price of Greg train, a horse. I think if it had, you know, a high profile trainer on it. He'd be the favorite and the rates may be over Instagram. Not sure I mean, obviously, he had a he's the clamps of the rates, but my choice in there is mind control. And not that Brady. My only. The Brady was so strong. And at the the only problem, I have is is that is that. Fact that he just wasn't completely committed to this from from word go because of the the quarter crack, and I that's going to be a lingering concern I but he was so game. I. I don't know. The price. I think you gotta take a look at them. And I think his numbers on paper or really really good. Even if it wasn't in the game plan Seve he had good two year old numbers. He moved forward on the in the Akwa dot great of on the third graph a three and a quarter, which should be pretty damn close to get the job done. All right. What else? One more one more thing. I got a I don't know where it was an Email or Twitter or something. I was asked about talk to talk about the weight in these three zero preparations which never out about. And if if you notice like the Ghassem you have a highway two one twenty three and then the there's a low weight of one eighteen guy horses given five pounds away at Tampa Bay. You got gotta highway of one twenty three and then you have one seventeen and then you go to Turkey park, and they're all carrying one twenty three in the in the Jim beam or the excuse me, the Jap the Jeff ruby stakes..
Dual investigations into Trump and associates
"You quote Whitaker's telling department of Justice associates that prosecutors in New York needed some quote, adult supervision, do Whitaker men by that. And what if anything it led to? Well, it doesn't appear that Whitaker took direct action to do or intervene in the southern district case. But another, quote, we say in the story is that his ju viewed as job he told people in part to jump on a grenade for the president. Now that is quite a statement for an attorney general even in acting attorney general to make so to be fair. It does not appear that Whitaker directly did intervene in this case, but it gets a little bit at his mindset about some of these US attorney's offices in the ongoing investigations, you report that in two thousand seventeen one of the president's lawyers reached out to Manafort and Flynn's lawyers about possible pardons. Can you explain what exactly was going on there? Because the the prisons new attorney general Bill bar said flatly last month in his confirmation hearing that President Trump pardon someone in exchange for a promise not to incriminate him. It would be a crime, right? This is something that both the New York Times and the Washington Post reported last year that the president's lawyer John Dowd reached out to the attorneys for both Manafort and Flynn that at least suggested the idea. That these men could get pardons. Now, this is not to imply there was a direct quid pro quo in exchange for something, you know, not cooperating they will get a part in. But raising this issue at a time when booth Manafort and Flynn were recently under legal scrutiny raises questions about the reason why he did it.
"john dowd" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"You're listening to Rush's week in review. I don't know. I'm thinking deeply about this. How to react to this new deal? Members of congress came up with on the continuing resolution. As border wall money in it. I can go what I wanna two ways you can look at this. And we'll present those options. There's a lot going on today. We've had John Dowd who is Trump's original lawyer in the Russian hearing any investigation with Muller saying Muller's got nothing saying there is not going to be a report he said this in a podcast that has been reported by ABC news ABC news is devastated by this news. John dowd. Saying Muller's got nothing is probably not going to issue a report. And even if he does issue report, there's not going to be anything about Trump in it. Because there isn't any collusion. The senate. Intelligence committee has announced that after two years, they found no evidence of collusion to my mind. If doubt is right about this. It means all eyes should turn to the S D N Y the southern district of New York where actual prosecutions of the Trump. Inaugural committee are being prepared. And if Muller is not going to issue a report, and doesn't have anything it doesn't mean that the SDS and why is standing down. So we'll explain that. Route. Now them of Virginia has announced a listening tour. He going to go on a listening tour to her. Yeah. About reparations and black face and so forth. All right. Let's look at the compromise deal regarding the budget and the border wall border protection border security that has been announced. Now back a little a little history here because this is the big news. The drive bys are going nuts here with the fact that congressional negotiators have come up with a deal to fund the department of homeland security in principle. The president is said at this moment to be undecided. He doesn't know yet. How he is going to react, according to the drive by media now, let's go back on December nineteenth when this all began. I was complaining about the media talking about the great compromise Bill. They wanted Trump to sign, and I meant, and I pointed out back then that if Trump signed it he would get even less than nothing because originally the department of homeland security funding included one point six billion for the wall. That did not appear in the compromise Bill that Trump was designed it got stripped out. So that's why I characterize this is Trump getting less than nothing. In the new deal. And the media was calling this the great compromise. And this was going to go forward, and they were reporting that Trump was getting ready to sign it. And of course, I pointed out that this that that's crazy. It'd be crazy to sign this thing. Trump's getting less than nothing. He had one point six billion and it's been removed. Well at that point. I got a text message, assuring me, don't worry media reports that Trump's gonna sign this thing or wrong is not going to sign it so for so I announced the president had gotten a message to me that he's not gonna sign it that then became the president was going to sign it until I weighed in and told him not to and even now let's go to audio sound bite number one with this new deal. Here are the drive bys last night and this morning wondering what's going to happen now. Rush Limbaugh and an Colton freaked out and he sort of caved to that. Because initial impulse probably was right. Rush Limbaugh, the rest, and they were all pushing for the wall route Sherry weakling last time this happened. He was listening to prison Limbaugh. He listened to Rush Limbaugh and he lost six seven eight points in his approval rating and the question. Is will he be that stupid politically again to do it? I just don't see how he's going to get a better deal. But I think we still have to wait for president Limbaugh. Yeah. That was just Scarborough here who said that President Trump lost six seven eight points in his approval rating, I beg to differ, President Trump's approval ratings at fifty two it was at forty three. If the time of the shutdown the president's approval numbers have skyrocketed on the basis of the shutdown Republicans benefit from these things, but you'll never convince Republicans in Washington that that's the case. But they do historically. They've never been hurt politically not dramatically. Not even a smidgen many stray only in media reporting. The Republicans get hurt with shutdowns how does Trump approval get up to fifty two percent of the shutdown? Hurt him. Somebody. Explain this to me even with the state of the union in there. How does this happen? He didn't get hurt by shutting down the government. Besides that government shutdown serve to demonstrate once again because the media covered it all day every day. And in the process explained to a lot of Americans. What was at stake Americans who didn't know what was it statement? Because the media doesn't tell them the Republican side of things or the President Trump side of things. So shutting down the government was actually a political benefit for the president. Which anytime the president can do anything that helps the American people learn things, they don't know. Because of what media does not tell them. It's a win win. And so the shutdown. I don't know how anybody can argue that it hurt the president. When he's sitting there today at fifty two percent approval. Let's get to the details of the compromise. Legislation. This new offer from the Democrats they've come off of zero there now offering money for wall. One point three seven five billion am I have to point out that that is still less than the original money agreed to buy the appropriations committee? This one point six billion that was on the table before December nineteenth that then got pulled out in the compromise. Swing house and Senate and the continuing resolution that Trump had in front of him had no money in it nothing. Whereas the Senate side had authorized one point six billion. They got pulled out the cop by so that's why said he's he's getting less than nothing. Well, one point three seven five billion is back in. Not the five point seven, Doug. And he said he wants this will pay for fifty five miles of the sixty four mile expansion that the president wants. So we go from a Bill that had no money in it for the wall. Well, the originally had one point six billion taken out in a compromise to the shutdown and now a deal where the Democrats have agreed to put one point three seven five billion back in that will help the president allow the president to build fifty five miles of the sixty four mile wall expansion that he has sought now bear in mind. The president was was pushing for five point seven billion dollars for additional walls because border patrol experts said they were desperately needed the fight. One seven billion wasn't just pulled out of the air. It was money. The president was recommended by border patrol experts. What they needed to do their work. Now. Another part of this deal is that the Democrats have graciously agreed to move off their insistence that the number of detention beds for illegal aliens. Criminals be capped at sixteen thousand five hundred they seriously wanted to limit the number of criminal illegals who could be detained. And once that limit had been reached which we have reached it in gone beyond. They just be released into the wild. So to speak now in this compromise deal. Our gracious Democrats are allowing funding for forty thousand five hundred twenty beds. Other words, the ability to sleep or detained forty thousand five hundred twenty criminal illegal aliens that is the number of beds funded in the last budget under Obama Trump wanted it increased to fifty two thousand because of his efforts to round up more illegal alien criminals. So you have you gotten movement here you have zero. Well, you had one point six billion authorized, then it was taken out she has zero. So you could say less than nothing, then we got the shutdown the shutdown goes on Trump's approval numbers skyrocket from forty three to fifty two percent state of the Union's in there. I maintain there were benefits the shutdown at the drive bys and all of these talking heads who say the same things. No matter who's speaking. They say the same word same thing. They will never agree that Trump benefited from this. But the numbers don't lie. Everything else going on in the country, jobs wise, economics wise, all explains by the way, I'm gonna tell you something else. Let me hopscotch back here for just a second to this. John Dowd story if in fact. This is true. And if in fact Muller does not issue report if he doesn't what is that gonna do to Trump's approval number. It's going to sky rocket even if Muller issues a report and in that report, there's no collusion with Russia, which remember forty two percent of the American people had been misled. By the left wing of the democrat party, the drive by media into thinking that actual votes were tampered with and the outcome of elections was affected by Russian collusion meddling. There was none. If Dowd is right and doubt has been Trump's lawyer from the get go on this. If Dowd is right that there's no report, and certainly no evidence collusion, and the Senate intelligence committee has said the same thing. Now, what's that gonna do to Trump's approval numbers? So this has to be factored in as well. I think if you're talking about the politics of all of this. So we start with one point six billion gets taken out we got zero we got to shut down the shutdown goes on a significant amount of time, the American people learn what's at stake, the American people because of the never ending reporting. But the drive by media find out what the shutdowns really all about. They find out. That one side wants essentially open borders with no limits on the number of illegal immigrants that can come into the country. That's good for us. People. Didn't know this people have a different the people that listen to drive by media thinks that Trump is separating families and mothers and children are in tears all day. We're distorting and destroying families all over the world. They got a chance to see the truth learned the truth. I was deft maneuver by the president's. So now here we are at another compromise, which authorizes one point three seven five billion less than the one point six but still greater than the zero. So let's look at the options if the president signs this what can he say? He can say look, I got I wanted sixty four mile expansion of the wall. I'm got fifty five here. And it's just a continuation. The one of the president's themes last night, we're already doing it. We're already building the wall. We're already expanding were already modernizing, and this will be portrayed as a continuation of something that is already happening. He could portray it as a win. Because the Democrats were offering zip zero NADA. Even though it's less than what Trump said he wanted. Both sides Democrats knowing them as I do would would would claim victory as as well over this. But then the president can continue on his in his efforts because the politics of this is our the president's wall. And the construction of it, basically means border security means shoring up the border, and stopping this endless flow of illegals anything that.
"john dowd" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"You're listening to Russia's week in review. I don't know I'm thinking deeply about this. How to react to this new deal? Members of congress came up with on the continuing resolution. As border wall money in it. I can go what I wanted to ways you can look at this. We'll present those options. There's a lot going on today. We've had John Dowd. Louis is Trump's original lawyer in the Russian hearing any investigation with Muller saying Muller's got nothing saying there is not going to be a report he said this in a podcast that has been reported by ABC news, ABC news is devastated by this news. John dowd. Saying Muller's got nothing is probably not going to issue a report. And even if he does issue report, there's not going to be anything about Trump, and it because there isn't any collusion. The Senate intelligence committee has announced that after two years they've found no evidence of collusion to my mind. If doubt is right about this. It means all eyes should turn to the S D N Y the southern district of New York where actual prosecutions of the Trump. Inaugural committee are being prepared. And if Muller is not going to issue a report, and doesn't have anything it doesn't mean that the SDN why is standing down. So well explain that route. Now them of Virginia has announced a listening to go on a listening tour to her here about reparations and black face and so forth. All right. Let's look at the compromise deal regarding the budget and the border wall border protection border security that has been announced. Now back a little a little history here because this is the big news. The drive bys are going nuts here where the fact that congressional negotiators have come up with a deal to fund the department of homeland security in principle. The president is said at this moment to be undecided. He doesn't know yet. How he is going to react, according to the drive by media now, let's go back on December nineteenth when this all began. I was complaining about the media talking about the great compromise Bill. They wanted Trump to sign, and I meant, and I pointed out back then that if Trump signed it he would get even less than nothing because a rigid Italy, the department of homeland security funding included one point six billion for the wall. That did not appear in the compromise Bill that Trump was designed it got stripped out. So that's why I characterize this is Trump getting less than nothing in the new deal. And the media was calling this the great compromise. And this was going to go forward and neighbor reporting that Trump was getting ready to sign it. And of course, I pointed out that this that that's crazy. There'd be crazy to sign. This thing. Trump's getting less than nothing. He had one point six billion and it's been removed. Well at that point. I got a text message, assuring me, don't worry media reports that Trump's gonna sign this thing or wrong is not going to sign it so for so I announced the president had gotten a message to me. He's not gonna sign that then became the president was going to sign it until I weighed in and told him not to and even now let's go to audio sound bite number one with this new deal. Here are the drive bys last night and this morning wondering what's going to happen now. Rush Limbaugh and Coulter freaked out and he sort of caved to that. Because initial impulse probably was right. Rush Limbaugh, the rest, and they were all pushed him for the wall rows here weakling last time this happened. He was listening to prison Limbaugh. He listened to Rush Limbaugh and he lost six seven eight points in his approval rating and the question. Will he be that stupid politically again to do it? Just don't see how he's going to get a better deal. But I think we still have to wait for president Limbaugh. Toyota now is Joe Scarborough here who said that President Trump lost six seven eight points in his approval rating, I beg to differ, President Trump's approval ratings at fifty two it was at forty three at the time of the shutdown the president's approval numbers have skyrocketed on the basis of the shutdown Republicans benefit from these things, but you'll never convince Republicans in Washington, that's the case. But they do historically. They've never been hurt politically not dramatically. Not even a smidgen many stray only in media reporting. The Republicans get hurt with shutdowns how does Trump approval get up to fifty two percent? If the shutdown hurt him somebody's playing this to me, even with the state of the union in there. How does this happen? He didn't get hurt by shutting down the government. Besides that government shutdown serve to demonstrate once again because the media covered it all day every day. And in the process explained to a lot of Americans. What was it stake Americans? Who didn't know what was it statement? Because the media doesn't tell them the Republican side of things or the President Trump side of things. So shutting down the government was actually a political benefit for the president. Which anytime the president can do anything that helps the American people learn things, they don't know. Because of what media does not tell them. It's a win win. And so the shutdown. I don't know how anybody can argue that it hurt the president. When he's sitting there today at fifty two percent approval. Let's get to the details of the compromise. Legislation. This new offer from the Democrats. They've come off of zero are now offering money for wall. One point three seven five billion. And I have to point out that that is still less than the original money agreed to buy the appropriations committee. This one point six billion that was on the table before December nineteenth that then got pulled out in a compromise. Swing house and Senate and the continuing resolution that Trump had in front of him had no money in it nothing. Whereas the Senate side had authorized one point six billion. They got pulled out the cop by so that's why I said he's he's getting less than nothing. Well, one point three seven five billion is back in not the five point seven in. He said he wants this will pay for fifty five miles of the sixty four mile expansion that the president wants. So we go from a Bill that had no money in it for the wall. Well that originally had one point six billion. Taken out compromise to the shutdown and now a deal where the Democrats have agreed to put one point three seven five billion back in that will help the president allow the president to build fifty five miles of the sixty four mile wall expansion that he has sought now bear in mind. The president was was pushing for five point seven billion dollars for additional walls because border patrol experts said they were desperately needed. The five point seven billion wasn't just pulled out on the air. It was money. The president was recommended by border patrol experts. What they needed to do their work. Now. Another part of this deal is that the Democrats have graciously agreed to move off their insistence that the number of detention beds for illegal alien criminals. Be capped at sixteen thousand five hundred. They seriously wanted to limit the number of criminal illegal too could be detained. And once that limit had been reached which we have reached it in gone beyond. They just be released into the wild. So to speak. Now in this compromise deal. Our gracious Democrats are allowing funding for forty thousand five hundred twenty beds. Other words, the ability to sleep or detained forty thousand five hundred twenty criminal illegal aliens that is the number of beds funded in the last budget under Obama Trump wanted it increased to fifty two thousand because of his efforts to round up more illegal alien criminals. So you have you gotten movement here you have zero. Well, you had one point six billion authorized, then it was taken out she has zero. So you can say less than nothing, then we got the shutdown the shutdown goes on Trump's approval numbers skyrocket from forty three to fifty two percents. David a unions in there, I maintain there were benefits the shutdown at the drive bys and all of these talking heads who say the same things. No matter who's speaking. They say the same word same. They will never agree that Trump benefited from this. But the numbers don't lie. Everything else going on in the country, jobs wise, economics wise, all explains by the way, I'm gonna take something else. Let me hopscotch back here for just a second to this. John Dowd story if in fact. This is true. And if in fact Muller does not issue report if he doesn't what is that going to do to Trump's approval number. It's going to sky rocket even if Muller issues a report and in that report, there's no collusion with Russia, which remember forty two percent of the American people had been misled. By the left wing of the democrat party, the drive by media into thinking that actual votes were tampered with and the outcome of elections was affected by Russian collusion meddling. There was none. If Dowd is right and doubt has been Trump's lawyer from the get go on this. If Dowd is right that there's no report, and certainly no evidence collusion, and the Senate intelligence committee has said the same thing. Now, what's that gonna do to Trump's approval numbers? So this has to be factored in as well. I think if you're talking about the politics of all of this. So we start with one point six billion gets taken out we got zero. We gotta shut down the shutdown goes on a significant amount of time the American people learn what's at stake, the American people because of the number any reporting, but the drive by media find out what the shutdowns really all about. And they find out. That one side wants essentially open borders with no limits on the number of illegal immigrants that can come into the country. That's good for us. People. Didn't know this people have a different view, the people that listen to drive by media think that Trump is separating families and mothers and children are in tears all day, and we're distorting and destroying families all over the world. They got a chance to see the truth. Learn the truth. I was deft maneuver by the president. So now here we are at another compromise, which authorizes one point three seven five billion less than the one point six but still greater than the zero. So let's look at the options if the president signs this what can he say? He can say look, I got I wanted sixty four mile expansion of the wall. I'm got fifty five here. And it's just a continuation. The one of the president's themes last night, we're already doing it. We're already building. The wall were already expanding were already. Modernizing, and this will be portrayed as a continuation of something that is already happening. He can portray it as a win. Because the Democrats were offering zip zero NADA. Even though it's less than what Trump said he wanted. Both sides the Democrats knowing them as I do would would would claim victory as as well over this. But then the president can continue on his in his efforts because the politics of this is our.
Giuliani says Trump pursued Moscow tower throughout '16, raising questions
"Well, it's our understanding that that they went on throughout two thousand sixteen one a lot of them. But there were compensations can't be sure of the exact date, but the president can remember having conversations with him about it throughout twenty six. Remember? Yeah. Probably up to could be up to as far as Tober November are anxious cover until the election. So anytime during that period, they could've talked about it. But the president's recollection of is that the thing had petered out quite a bit. They sent a letter of attention. They didn't even know where to send it they knew so little about it. They finally got straightened out, and then they abandoned the project, and that's about as much as he can remember other because remember twenty fifteen twenty sixteen right? He's running against sixteen people for president United States. And I know that is with them like for five months all his concentration with one or two percent on running for president. So is it fair that this was more of a project? Michael cohen. What did it also involved Donald Trump junior vodka Trump? And that is that. Except except for knowledge of it. It was essentially if Michael's at all tell them the truth now he would have to acknowledge he was the key guy on this project. So he'd be the one I mean if things were normal, right? We weren't worried that he's lying. He'd be the guy you'd go to and say, you know, tell us what happened you ran this. Why do you think he decided then so you're saying he decided on his own to tell congress that talks with Trump Tower Moscow stopped in January of sixteen. We did it in consultation with his lawyers and that same warning. Mullery dieting, he did it in consultation with some of the president's lawyers as well. Now that could be sure also John Dowd J Secolo. Tuykov with the warriors, then and it would be not uncommon joint defense agreement that I don't know much. I don't think just in the preparation. Like, you told about it. It's just a matter of fact about it. He's not worried about it. It's clear that the BuzzFeed story was not true. Stay tuned, America.
"john dowd" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO
"Earlier. Wow. Those fun flew by as it always does naming. We are naming the ten most destructive entities are or movements or people along the way that have undermined our Republic we have to stick it to the last one hundred years because or at least stay to last one hundred years not sticking to because it'd be so hard if we went since since America's birth. But if you were to if you were to answer that question who would you put? We were just talking on the break about feminism. Feminism is so ultra ultra selfish all about me. What do I gain never about anyone else? It's never about any one else. It's always self-centered, nurses, cystic horrifying and everything that I know and everything that that I know spiritually, and that I have ever felt from God has been that you take other people into consideration. You worry about them you serve them. You are humble you're kind and you serve them and that feminism in general has been such a purveyor of destroying the family unit. Like, no other because of its ultra selfishness. It is everything opposite of what God tells me is right. And I I I look at how how these feminists women operate their lives, and I'm seeing very. A huge amount of unhappy women out there and unhappy families because they've adopted the selfish selfish attitude, and I also have to put up there in the top ten the intelligence communities for the damage that they have done over the last one hundred years to our Republic. So feminism to families is what the intelligence communities have done to the Republican to to us as a people as far as putting us in in more of a police state. I would have to say that that we're starting to see the undercurrent of that as it's all come out. And we have John Dowd coming out talking about how of course, we have all this evidence from Gumri whistle blower. I that left the CIA and the NSA with all the evidence in the world to showcase that. These people are systematically using things they're not supposed to use to systematically, go after people in spy on them. As all that news comes forward. We're starting to see that that that is a real thing. Eight eight six seven three fourteen fifty calling right now. We'll take your call eight eight eight six seven three fourteen fifty name another one on your list. No..
"john dowd" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"News in Washington. The government shutdown is now in week four the longest and US history. A record no one here in Washington can be proud of hundreds of thousands of federal workers face their first pay day Friday without getting paid talks to reopen nine federal departments have broken down and lawmakers are out of town till tomorrow afternoon. Meanwhile, the president has gone back and forth on whether to declare a national emergency at the border. Let's get the latest now from Kevin Corke live at the White House cover Chris from the White House of the southern border more measured tone from administration officials this week about the need for enhanced border security, a lot less talk about a wall and more about the exploding humanitarian crisis. Here today to address the humanitarian and security crisis on our southern border. This is a humanitarian crisis a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the souls, a severe humanitarian and security crisis on Twitter. Mr. Trump insisted that Democrats come back from their vacations and get back to work. I'm in the White House ready to sign a sharp-elbowed reference perhaps to the dozens of democratic lawmakers who traveled to Puerto Rico this weekend for a retreat where they hope to strategize ways to help the dead mired US territory. And even planned to see a special performance of the hit Broadway show Hamilton. This is the New York Times reported that the FBI allegedly looked into whether or not the president was secretly working on behalf of Russia during and following the two thousand sixteen campaign a suggestion that drew a scathing review for the president's attorney, John Dowd who wrote the New York Times story is an unwitting disclosure and verification of the utter corruption of their oaths by Komi and his colleagues to undermine the free election of the president of the United States. Are you now or have you ever worked for Russia? Mr President, I think is the most. Insulting thing I've ever been asked. I think it's the most insulting article I've ever had written quite a week here in Washington, by the way, Chris the White House has asked the army corps of engineers to look into additional possible ways to help fund border security, including an examination of the two thousand eighteen.
A quarter of adults are too inactive, putting health at risk
"New sunny from researchers at the World Health Organization is finding more than one point. Four billion adults around the globe or at risk of developing lifestyle related diseases. Primarily due to lack of physical activity appears an Rb reports, some of the countries with the highest rates of insufficient activity include Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq. A lack of physical activity increases the risk of heart disease type, two diabetes dementia and some cancers worldwide. On average about. Out one and three women and one in four men do not get enough physical activity to stay healthy in the US about forty percent of adults are insufficiently active. This compares to about fifteen percent. In China. It's recommended that adults get at least one hundred and fifty minutes of moderate intensity exercise per week that comes out to less than twenty five minutes day. The study is published in the Lancet global health journal.
In memo to Mueller, Trump's lawyers argue he could not have obstructed justice
"If the us goes ahead with threaten tariffs china says any agreements reached with the white house this weekend will not take affect the statement comes as commerce secretary wilbur ross it's down for another round of trade talks in beijing trump administration says it wants china to dramatically reduce its three hundred seventy five billion dollar annual trade surplus with the united states the president wants to cut that gap two hundred billion dollars by two thousand twenty the administration also wants china to allow american businesses greater access to its economy fox's which edson at the last high level meeting in washington china promised to buy more american farm goods and energy products tariffs imposed on canada and europe had the us singled out energy seven conference in british colombia this weekend these are our most important allies where some of our most important allies we've had long standing relationships with all these countries that are very important treasury secretary steve mnuchin was asked to bring a message of concern and disappointment back to the white house as the russia investigation wears on it remains to be seen if president trump will sit down with robert muller and according to a letter written to the special counsel months ago the president's lawyers argued he can't be forced to what you have here are two of his attorneys jaysekulow and john dowd arguing and essentially pointing the case law and also documents and interviews to say that he shouldn't sit down with robert muller doubt suggested an in person interview between mr mueller and president trump is not necessary fox's ellison barbara the letter was first obtained by the new york times police in a phoenix supper may be looking for a serial killer in recent days four people have been killed and scottsdale police say three of the murderers have been linked fox news.
2 climbers dead after falling from Yosemite's El Capitan
"John council barbara has more from the white house the president's legal teamed outlined a number of reasons why president trump should not sit down with special counsel robert muller in the past recently president's lawyer rudy giuliani they have publicly left the door open for an interview between the president and muller but in this letter the president's attorneys jay seculow and john dowd suggests that there is a high bar muller needs to reach in order to prove that he needs to get in person answers from the president they challenged muller to prove that there are questions remaining that have not been answered by documents already provided by the white house witnesses and the trump transition team this letter provide significant insight into the thinking of the president's legal team some say the letter is not at all surprising that letter was sent to the special counsel office in january by the president's legal team to climbers are dead after falling at yosemite el capitan the national park service says they were climbing the free blast route saturday morning park rangers with search and rescue personnel responded but the climbers did not survive the fall the righteous entities have not been released this is the second fatal incident at yosemite national park in little more than a week a hiker fell to his death last week while climbing the iconic granite cliffs of half dome in rainy conditions after three patient deaths this year and the departure of several senior physicians houston's baylor saint luke's medical center is suspending all medical procedures in its renowned heart transplant program the program will be inactive for fourteen days will administrators assess what's gone wrong the inactive status means it will turn away all donor hearts during the two week suspension some saint luke's cardiologists grew so troubled by the programs direction in two thousand sixteen they referred patients elsewhere i'm an character fox news radio the other day i was talking to somebody and they said you know you go to rene deal in a lot who is your favorite stylist and i have to be honest i can't pick just wine they're also talented they're also amazing i've rotated around in every time i leave that.
President Trump’s Legal Team Could Face Possible Subpoena Involving Russia Investigation
"Muller might subpoena the bread obstruction is part of the focus that's the rumor anyway in the meantime we're hearing nobel peace prize before the meeting yet with kim jong un but there are those possibilities that are starting to fly around and then we continue our discussion about polluted air i got a lot of email for many of you about los angeles and it's air quality is it all hot air or what is it all about when it comes to this russian investigation muller raising the possibility of the presidential subpoena in a meeting with trump's legal team pretty much the headline that screamed across america today and here we are talking about it it was a pretty tense meeting in march with the special counsel and the president's lawyers and they insisted he look he has no obligation to talk with the feds that are looking into the russian interference in that two thousand sixteen presidential campaign the robert muller responded that he had another option if trump declined he said he could use a subpoena for the perez to appear before a grand jury muller's warning the first time he's known to have mentioned a possible subpoenas trump's legal team spurred a sharp comeback from john dowd who was then the president's lead lawyer he said this isn't some game you are screwing with the work of the president of the united states so to subpoena or not to subpoena what's going to happen here they could argue that he can't be forced to testify under subpoena unless his testimonies necessary to indict somebody else if he's not being incriminated in any of this so there are some arguments that could be made by his attorneys i don't i don't have any idea where this goes the president has repeatedly said that the investigation is a witch hunt it's a witch hunt it's a witch hunt the president somehow standing on the blocks and having the answer questions or not yeah.
Robert Mueller's team raised possible subpoena for President Trump, says lawyer
"President trump's former attorney john dowd says back in march special counsel robert muller raised the possibility of issued a grand jury subpoenas to compel the president to testify dowd quit the team more than a month ago he's been replaced by rudy giuliani and two former federal prosecutors president says the details could be worked out soon on a possible summit with north korea's kim jong hoon the president's been drawing out the suspense over his proposed meeting with kim jong un revealing yesterday he might favorite happening at the dmz or maybe singapore someplace in the next few weeks it's probably going to be announced over the next couple of days location and date he responded after a reporter asked him about south korean counterpart moon jaein suggestion that the president get the nobel peace prize as long as the korea's get peace in return i appreciate it but the main thing is to get it done i want to get it done saga megani at the white house a plan to give teachers temper cent pay raise and increased funding is working its way through the zona legislature striking teachers say that we'll go back to the on the job thursday if the measure passes they were demanding more funding for schools the governor's promise at twenty percent.
Judge allows part of emoluments lawsuit against Trump to move forward
"Trump's legal challenges command performance i'm michael toscano a federal judge in maryland is allowing a lawsuit against president trump from the attorneys general of maryland and washington dc to go ahead they allege trump is violating the us constitutions emoluments clause which prohibits federal officials from becoming personally enriched by quote any king prince or foreign state correspondent valerie jarrett explains many people have alleged that president trump is accepting money from foreign governments dignitaries who choose to stay at the trump international hotel here in washington and the judge here today is not making a ruling on the merits but he is saying that they've alleged enough for the suit to go through no response yet from the white house on that or to a report from the new york times that former trump lawyer john dowd had been talking with the lawyers for indicted former aides paul manafort and michael flynn about issuing pardons for them the legal issues mounting for the president this day bob costantini reporting mr trump would have to be put under oath if the attorney for porn star stormy daniels has his way michael is asking a federal court to order the president trump be deposed over whether he knew his personal attorney michael cohen was paying daniels to keep quiet about the alleged sexual encounter that at all times mr trump knew about this new about one hundred thirty thousand dollars was fully aware of it cohen claims he did the deal on his own the president and all this tweeting he thinks north korea leader kim jong un may quote do what is right for his people and for humanity by moving toward peace this after the world learned unhealed a secret summit with chinese president xi but ivan watson reports it may have been a command performance for china has been the historic patron of north korea but north korea and china have not been getting along for years the question here is did the chinese summoned their proxy to beijing ahead of expected meetings with south korea and with president trump i'm michael toscano ask any dentist.
Lawyers Joseph diGenova, Victoria Toensing not joining Trump's Russia legal team
"Along for the ride it was mina kim who summed up our sense of direction advancement you gotta be crazy to work here after stopping for directions erin mckean asked the nice policeman to clarify time with like emphasis on the important words as always berry navigated the last few miles on a different road it's never to learn something new there you go and here we are says you coming right up live from npr news in washington i'm janine herbst two lawyers who were expected to join president trump's legal team won't be going to work for him after all news commentator joe digenova and his wife victoria toensing were named to trump's team dealing with the russia probe but there's reportedly a conflict of interest his law firm represents to people involved in the mueller investigation npr's scott horsely reports the president's legal team has been evolving john dowd who urged cooperation with a special counsel quit last week the geneva was expected to bring a more adversary ariel flavor to the contest now appear to jennifer will not be working this case for the president but trump says there's no shortage of lawyers eager to work for him he tweeted don't believe the fake news narrative that it's hard to find a lawyer who wants to take this on and pianist scott horsely student activists are pledging to keep the pressure on lawmakers to enact stricter gun control laws as npr's windsor johnston reports survivors of last month's shooting in parkland florida are making the vow after yesterday's rallies in washington and cities across the country students denounced president trump and members of congress for not doing more to protect them against gun violence they say yesterday's march is just the beginning and they'll keep up the fight for tougher gun control laws mitchell a we a sixteen year old student from virginia says organizing a get out the vote effort ahead of this year's midterm elections is his next step i'm going to go outside a like a safeway set up a table and say you register to vote to change the world you need to vote this is about getting those who don't care about you out of congress the white house issued a statement praising martyrs for exercising their first amendment rights windsor johnston npr news washington the streets of our celona and.
Trump says he'd like to testify in Mueller's Russia probe
"The cherry blossom season president trump's top lawyer in the russia probe is stepping down ap washington correspondent saga megani reports from the white house john dowd is resigning as the president's lead lawyer in the probe he tells the ap he loves the president and wishes him well the move though comes at a delicate time in the special counsel's probe the president's lawyers have been to go sheeting terms of an interview with bob muller and while the president himself has said he's eager to speak with muller dowd has been far more apprehensive he wrote over the weekend it was time to end the investigation both doubt and the white house at clarify that the legal team was not calling for muller to be fired doubts departure comes three days after the president added a new lawyer joe digestive who is alleged the fbi was tried to frame the president for nonexistent primes saga megani at the white house for garden color from the ground up start with the ground figaro colored bark mulch from the home depot now three bags for just nine bucks it protects your plants beautifully and maintains its color for up to twelve months in shades of red brown or black that really set.
Trump's Lawyer Resigns as President Adopts Aggressive Approach
"In light of john dowd's departure today as the president's lead personal lawyer on the russia matter here's how nbc news reports tonight quote the shakeup and president donald trump's legal team is part of preparations for a potential presidential interview with special counsel robert muller according to people familiar with the process adding that it came down to a difference of opinion the new york times writes this dowd strategy for cooperating with the inquiry grew increasingly at odds with mr trump's desire for more aggressive posture trump is unmistakably veering toward the combative approach to the investigation that was supported by his longtime personal lawyer marquee kasowitz who step back last summer but could take on a larger role again to people close to the president's legal team said that gets your attention also in light of john dowd's departure today let's recall for just a moment the president said this on twitter all.
Dowd resigns as Trump's lawyer amid disagreements on strategy
"Top trump attorney handling the russia probe john dowd has called it quits his correspondent bob costantini tells us john doubt grew frustrated that president trump was not willing to a follow his advice and stay quiet and let the lawyers do the talking that's the underlying story emerging over doubts decision to step down as one of the top attorneys for the president with regard to the mueller investigation mr trump recently hired former prosecutor joe digenova for the team after the general made tv statements blasting the muller probe former playboy model karen mcdougal alleges she had an affair with president trump that went on for more than a year after he married malania she told cnn's anderson cooper how then private citizen trump wants offered her money after they were intimate it's at hurt me it hurt meals crying in the backseat of the car like i said i got home to my apartment and i i cried for a lot i felt really terrible about myself mcdougal's message to the first lady i'm.
Hurricane Harvey's toxic impact deeper than public told
"A budget with thirty million dollars going towards school safety maryland republicans wanted to take one million dollars allocated for something else and instead give it to the state police to help the school safety but that amendment failed democrats said the budget already has thirty million dollars for that purpose school safety was a big part of the debates leading up to the passage of the forty four million dollar budget by the state house a student opened fire at great mills high school in saint mary's county this week shooting and injuring his ex girlfriend and another boy negotiators are now working out the differences in this budget and the one passed by the state senate have their curtis sound wma allen wma l dot com as an and trump says he plans to sign a massive one point three trillion dollar spending bill that's a catchall for funding the military and other domestic programs among the provisions are several school safety measures that senator marco rubio says are meant to make change after the massacre at stillman douglas high school there are people up here that disagree on how to regulate guns i know of no one who doesn't want to stop school shootings i know of no one who doesn't want to stop mass shootings we should take that goodwill and use it we should take that area of consensus and use it as the platform upon which to pursue public policies that can make a difference president trump's lead lawyer and the russia investigation has left the legal team attorney john dowd confirming his decision in an email to the associated press saying that he quote loves the president and wishes him well the move comes several days after the president added a new lawyer to the team former us attorney joe digenova recent reports indicate that hurricane harvey which devastated parts of texas last year with heavy winds and rainfall brought with it a high number of potentially harmful toxins a joint investigation by the associated press and the houston chronicle shows that the extent of toxins brought by harvey is more widespread than thorns initially said long term consequences for human health haven't been addressed the investigation revealed more than one hundred harvey related toxic releases the report it says only a few were ever investigative correspondent clayton neville the nc double a tournament returning tonight with the first half of the sweet sixteen many of the top seeds gone in the south and west regions.
John Dowd resigns from Trump's personal legal team
"And sixty one degrees in centennial a key member of the president's legal team is stepping down trump's lead attorney for the ongoing russia investigation has resigned john dowd tells abc news in a statement quote i love the president and wish him well it was just last weekend when dowd sparked controversy when he issued a statement saying he hoped the justice department would end the special counsels russia probe he said he was speaking for himself but another attorney on the president's team tyco later issued a statement saying the president wasn't considering or discussing firing robert muller karen travers abc news though the white house to house has passed a one point three trillion dollar spending bill that keeps the lights on in washington past friday the bill now goes to the senate the white house says the president will sign it this jury bill that spending bill doesn't include protections for colorado's recreational marijuana industry senators michael bennett and cory gardner and congressman jared polis in ed pearl butter wanted a provision in the bill that would have stopped the us justice department for cracking down on recreational pot in states that have legalized it but that provision didn't make it into the bill jerry bell koa newsradio he called china a friend at a signing ceremony but president trump move forward with tariffs on imports from china the president says he's moving to even the score with china the white house says every one billion dollars in trade deficit costs a us six thousand jobs the tariffs he announced the signing ceremony affects imports ranging from clothes and shoes to let tron ix we have a trade deficit depending on the way you calculate of five hundred and four billion dollars a senior administration official says the tariffs are valued at fifty billion dollars in we'll target thirteen hundred products the treasury department will release a full list of products tariffs within fifteen days in washington rachel sutherland fox news on wall street stocks are down on news of the trade tariffs against china and fear of retaliation with the dow off two hundred seventy one points right now the s and p five hundred is losing twenty seven points and the nasdaq the techheavy market is now down seventy five points our next news update is at twelve thirty i'm susan witkin koa newsradio eight fifty am and ninety four one fm i'm tom shane lots of jewelers are doing.
Congress rushes to pass funding bill before Friday deadline
"Are six seventy k b o i boise a cumulus station it's eleven o'clock tbo i knew starts now trump's tough tariffs legal team shakeup michael toscano the trump administration cracking down on chinese trade taking action to restrict chinese investment and put tariffs on chinese imports president trump making it official moments ago with china we're going to be doing a section three hundred one trade action it could be about sixty billion dollars but that's really just a fraction of what we're talking about china is threatening retaliation wall street is reacting by sending stocks plunging investors fearing chinese reaction and a trade war the dow was off over five hundred points for awhile now about three hundred and seventy points lower with similar value losses on the sp five hundred and the nasdaq john dowd president trump's lead lawyer defending him in the russia probe has resigned john dahl grew frustrated that president trump was not willing to follow his advice and stay quiet and let the lawyers do the talking that's the underlying story emerging over doubts decision to step down as one of the top attorneys for the president with regard to the mueller investigation mr trump recently hired former prosecutor joe digenova for the team after degen made tv statements blasting the muller probe bob costantini the white house the house of representatives has moved a step closer to getting a budget as the clock ticks closer toward another government shutdown down at midnight friday night the house has just passed a one point three trillion dollars spending bill it's approved by the white house according to budget director mick mulvaney it funds national defense it funds opioid funds school safety from mendes increase in workforce development something that doesn't get a lot of attention for this administration has been pushing since we got here it actually starts taking a look of a at funding infrastructure and it also does a lot of what we wanted not everything we wanted but a lot of what we wanted on immigration a high school in oakland no milwaukee wisconsin north of milwaukee is mostly empty this our students evacuated and sent home after what me gas leak students getting lightheaded and.
John Dowd resigns from Trump's personal legal team
"The white house says president trump will sign the bill that boosts military spending but does not include all the funding he sought for his promised border wall just benefits go at the white house the president also imposing new tariffs on china i've been speaking with the highest chinese representatives including the president and i've asked them to reduce the trade deficit immediately by one hundred billion dollars the president is shaking up his legal team we get more of that from white house correspondent greg clugston john doubt is resigning as the president's lead lawyer in the russia investigation in a statement dowd said he loves the president and wishes him well dad's departure comes just a few days after the president added former us attorney joe digenova to his legal team and following dowd's own statement last weekend that the justice department should shut down robert muller's special counsel investigation greg clugston the white house authorities say they're confident the twentythreeyearold unemployed college dropout who blew himself up as police closed in was behind this month's austin bombings but they still don't know why austin police chief brian manley i know everybody is interested in a motive and understanding why and we're never going to be able to put a ration behind these acts but what i can tell you having listened to that recording he does not at all mention anything about terrorism nor does he mention anything about hate conduct left behind it twenty five minutes cellphone video detailing the differences in the bombs he built a joint investigation by the associated press at houston chronicle reveals the extent of hurricane harvey toxic assault on the environment was more widespread than the thirties lead on at the time after the storm bay lose the nation's fourth largest city reporters catalog more than one hundred harvey related toxic relationships more of these stories from townhall dot com you know i'm not a genius.
Some wanted Parkland shooting suspect committed in 2016
"News on the hour presented by capital one i'm pam coulter in a weekend tweet storm president trump again criticized the investigation of russia's meddling in the twenty sixteen election and raised concerns about the objectivity of robert muller's team of investigators mr trump's personal lawyer john dowd also said it's time for the muller investigation to end south carolina republican congressman tray gouty on fox if you have an innocent client mr dowd act like it russia attacked our country let special counsel muller figure that out and if you believe as we found there's no evidence of collusion you should want special counsel molar to take all the time and have all the independence he needs to do is the white house says the president will unveil his plan to fight the opioid crisis tomorrow it includes seeking the death penalty for drug dealers and urging congress to pass tougher sentencing sentencing laws for traffickers officials also told reporters the plan will include cutting opioid prescriptions by a third over the next three years documents reveal some school officials want wanted to try to get parkland school shooter nncholas crews committed in two thousand sixteen former federal prosecutor david weinstein heke been involuntarily committed under the baker actor would have been a record that would have required him to answer yes to a certain question on the firearms purchase form that everyone's required to fill out before they purchase a gun had he answered yes to that question he would have been prohibited from purchasing a fire the investigation continues into the collapse of a pedestrian bridge in miami that killed six people cbs's manuel bojorquez today at the site the priority is clean up now that the vehicles and bodies of those who were killed have been recovered the six victims include alexa durant and flu freshmen who was studying political science joe smith is wrong to think of the incompetence said you know put this whole thing together florida senator marco rubio today once again said work on the walk kway could have triggered thursday's collapse these rods they go inside of it like cables and they were being tightened and they call it post tensioned application and and it is during that work that the bridge collapsed beginning on the north end russia's president vladimir putin one another six year term in the country's election today it was a landslide and some russians didn't bother to vote saying it.