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Durham Report into Trump-Russia Investigation: Has It Uncovered Criminal Activity?
"John solomon so much. This guy's first things first you've reported about it devin. Newness intimated kit kit. It be the dharam report is finally going to be released. There are certainly a lot of signs that durham is in the final stages his investigation. I've talked to people that have talked to him or lawyers that are representing people. There's been a lot of activity a lot of writing a lot of questions. A lot of follow up and the real question is. Are we just going to get a report telling us what we know happened or might we get some criminal charges. Devin nunes think there'll be some criminal charges that's consistent with some of the behavior i've seen had going on with grand jury activity and other things but you know there are other also intimations that just going to be a report. We'll have to wait and see no matter what it is. We waited for it a longtime nearly three years. It will be nice to finally get the complete story of what really went wrong in the russia collusion investigation but this this went from being an administrative report to being a criminal one over a year ago so if if it if it was converted. Surely that only happens when you have evidence of some kind of punitive crime. No john there's no doubt they had evidence of a crime. Clearly we saw already right one. Fbi or former fbi pleaded guilty to falsifying evidence. There's clearly other evidence of crimes. The question is in this political environment. Can they get an indictment by a grand jury in a city like washington or new york. Which are the two most likely indictment locations. That's a question we don't know But you know the facts clearly layout other examples of fraud or deception. Intentional deception of pfizer. Court the only question is can they get a grand jury to do it. What i have seen though is very thorough evans. A very thorough investigation. John durham has been working every angle. For for many many
"john durham" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"This weekend. We're going to have on my Newsmax show Devin Nunes, former chair of the House Intelligence Committee, one of the bravest people in politics today You informed me off line that you've spoken to him recently as well. What are the latest developments in terms of uncovering the truth about the last five years in American skullduggery? Yes. First, I'd like to say that I Jean Kevin Nunes is the real American euro is arranged a number of course of the House Intelligence Committee. And when he was the chairman of the committee, we all know the enormous amount of effort that he put even from his own personal life, putting it on the line with with all of the attacks that we're going up against him and others like us like you. Who were who were exposing the Russia hopes that Russia fraud the weaponization of our FBI and our DOJ. And as everyone knows, there's been a large group of us who have been very disappointed. I would say the majority of Americans followed this story very closely have been very disappointed in the fact that the Department of Justice never ever held anyone accountable for basically trampling the Constitution. Weaponizing artist, um, spying on Americans like they did with Carter Page that people were not held responsible for this. Well, I did speak with Devin Nunes just recently. And one of the big pieces amused that I think came out of that conversation. Is that he? He absolutely believed that John Durham It was a special counsel. Uh, still investigating, by the way, still investigating what happened with the FBI's now debunked investigation into Trump and Russia will have a report and that report will be eminent. And that that report Although he doesn't have a date on when that report will come out. He does believe that that report will be eminent and that people will actually be held accountable and go to prison. Why? Why this time? Why is this the first time that will actually lead to arrests? What? What? What is special about this special counsel? Well, because John Durum according to those that I've spoken with, including Nunes has spent I mean his entire focus has been about targeting and finding Criminals inside the bureaucracy that basically ripped the system apart. I think so many of us have forgotten, but look, you had Stefan Halper, right? Who had worked with the intelligence community who was setting people up. We saw we saw information that was completely illegal. Come out on General Michael Flynn. We saw what happened to Carter Page. We saw the fact that the Foreign Intelligence surveillance Court basically tried at the Obama administration for what they had done as far as spying on Americans, and that all of this had been wrapped up into one big ball and for 4 to 5 to six years. Six years Now, if you can't going all the way back to 2016, and before that, you can see a pattern of behavior within the bureaucracy. That was absolutely 100%. Criminal When it came to false investigation. We know that we know the crimes of the FBI, The CIA, the N s A. But why this council's report? Why is this one going to be different? Is there any hint you got from deficit Because this is it? Can't this is it? There is no one else but John Durham right now that can hold anyone accountable. This is it. This is the investigation that has federal that has federal dollars in it has teeth in it that has taken on what happened with Michael Horowitz and the Horowitz report that is looking deeper than any of us could ever look Into these situations and allegations. Remember a lot of the information a lot of the information that we could not even present publicly. It's considered classified. And John Durham had access to that this restaurant on John Durham's shoulders. Remember when you and I both have said this. I was greatly disappointed in Attorney General William Barr. I felt like where did he go? Where did John Durham go? Why doesn't he have any teeth? When I saw President Trump at CPAC in Dallas? I was there in Dallas, and he asked the same question. What happened to John Durham. What happened to William Barr's? And why is this bureaucracy appear to be getting away with things that we only have seen really in banana Republics? Right. Let's just be honest and frank about it, So it's up to John Durum. I want to have faith. I want to believe I'm going to look at the glass is half full. Many times. They see it as happy empty, especially after you know these elections. What I do believe that John Durham is still doing his job and he's still working on this report. And we'll just have to wait and see. Happens, we shall see. But.
Sara Carter's Frustration on the Biggest Spying Scandal on Trump
"Nobody knows this deep state stuff better than nobody. Um, you have been the tip of the spear on the whole spy gate collusion hosting from the start. First off the big question. John Durham was assigned as a United States attorney to investigate this, you know, quote get to the bottom of what happened with the biggest spying scandal in American history on President Trump and candidate Trump. Are you getting anything from your sources? About where this door? Um, investigation is? Are we ever going to hear anything? It's so frustrating, Dan because, uh, doesn't even matter now, because honestly, we have four years. You me. John Solomon shot Canady. Congress, the Senate, the DOJ investigation exposed at nauseum at nauseam. The egregious and horrible behavior of the bureaucracy against the duly elected president. Criminal behavior, criminal behavior, and the buck stopped at the Department of Justice. And I know for a lot of people. Maybe they won't want to hear this. Maybe people will be upset that I say this I had a lot of dates. William Barr at one point And John Durham and I feel like both of them. Let the American people down.
Biden's Justice Department to ask nearly all Trump-era U.S. attorneys to resign
"Plans to begin. The transition process for senate confirmed us attorneys as early as today as npr's ryan lucas reports. Two us attorneys conducting politically sensitive investigations are expected to remain in their current roles. One of the. us attorneys. Who is expected to stay on in his job is the us attorney for delaware. David weiss his office is conducting criminal investigation into president. Biden's son hunter. A senior justice department official tells. Npr that acting attorney general. Monty wilkinson called weiss on monday evening and asked him to hold in his current role. Thunder biden probe is one of two high profile politically sensitive investigations. The biden justice department inherited from the trump era. The other is special. Counsel john durham's investigation into the origins of the russia probe. Npr has learned that. Durham is expected to resign his post as us attorney for connecticut. What his appointment. As special counsel will remain in effect. Ryan lucas npr news washington. A team of
"john durham" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Back to the dam Prop show The Wall Street Journal pining on the matter of special counsel for Hunter buying this the argument that carries forward against the backdrop of attorney General Bar announcing that he will leave office on December 23rd his resignation as attorney general, but he has already designated John Durham special counsel. And so the question is whether or not there's enough faith that John Durham Can complete investigations that both included assessment of everything that transpired from 2016 Ford in the area of Russian collusion and the activity of The intelligence and law enforcement. Agencies at the federal level, combined with His parent investigation into Hunter Biden that was opened up With respect to his tax affairs Hunter, Biden concedes, but probably significantly more wide ranging than that, thanks to Hunter Biden's really Millie distribution of laptops all over the place that Have been requisitioned by the federal government. And Ah, again, though that doesn't mean that This is a story. Alex Shepherd, Ray, the New Republic. Sorry, the hunter Biden story is still not a thing. Even with Hunter binds acknowledgment that he's under federal investigation, even with emails that seemed to indicate Joe Biden, the big guy was not telling the truth when he said he had no idea what Hunter Biden was doing in these various foreign theaters, even with emails where Hunter Biden is asking for keys to be made to a D. C office for the Big guy for brother for some emissary for the Communist back Chinese energy company that paid him $5 million Even with emails from another business partner about $400,000 in unreported income and one tax year from Marie Sma. Even with the documentation provided by former business partner Tony Bob Belinsky, and the perspective he gave to Tucker Carlson before the election. There's really nothing to see here, not yet, says One of the papers of outlets of record for the left. There's It's not a thing. Not a thing. To a get perhaps a different perspective on whether it's a thing or not. We're pleased to be joined again. By David Harsanyi. He is senior right for National Review, author of First Freedom arrived for Americans during history with the gun from the Revolution to today. David. Thanks for joining us again. Appreciate it was a pleasure. Thank you. So you have Tonto. Have to applaud the intransigence of the left. They have very high standard with respect to their own when it comes to something turning into a thing in the area of federal law enforcement. Or Yeah, I mean, I don't know if people remember, but I think it was a few days before the Post wrote their hunter Biden Peace first piece. The big story was That the first lady had complained about putting up Christmas decorations on the secret. We recorded tape, which no one could vary put on CNN on, you know, for 24 hour loop itself before suppressing the story about potentially the front running front running candidate for the U. S presidency being involved in country dealing so It's Zawiya and and slippery definition of what's newsworthy and what's not. And with respect to the question of attorney general bars handling of the whole matter. I mean, there's so much we don't know about why he was unable to fulfill his promise that the American people would know what happened. 2016 4 before November 3rd. That didn't happen because the term investigation has been completed. And we don't necessarily know the full scope of why or where Duram is going. But I mean, do you see that as as a failure or do you see that as just exigent circumstances between co vid impeding the German investigation is, Bar said, and This whole other avenue that was opened up by all things Hunter Biden related. Well, I guess we need to know more before I could say if you did a good job in that area, not in. Generally. Generally, I like him. He's pretty straightforward, but I do have a bit of a problem with this idea that the American people That that he actively and you know, ensure that the American people wouldn't hear more about the hunter Biden investigation I know for I know that that wouldn't have happened had had been had the roles been reversed its farms the parties go, but moreover, I just don't understand why I think that living favors to people in power. I think also that the American people deserve to know that the family that there's evidence not just the family, but the candidate himself might be involved in shady dealings, and that there's an investigation going on doesn't mean anyone's guilty. But this idea that we have to coddle the American voter and that they shouldn't hear certain things or Accessory is really kind of distracted because it lends itself to corruption. Well, let me play devil's Advocate on. That s 01 respect the American people did know because it was reported by the New York Post and picked up by other outlets to Obviously it was not picked up by the D. C press corps because they were there. The com shop for Biden and the left, but but it was out there it was there. We were discussing it prior to the election. There was even the information about subpoenas having been issued in 2018 in stories that were run before the election. And number two, you know, I mean, there is this protocol. Justice to not comment on ongoing investigations s O, and I think there's a good reason for that. So you don't slide people that may be a target for investigation, who never turned out to be charged with anything and Negatively impact that reputation publicly. If he would have done that, would he have not been the same position as Jim Comey and subject to the same criticism? Yeah. I think Jim Comey did the right thing, actually, in the regard in regards to Hillary, Not actually. I think he saved Hillary on backfired on him. But we because there was a presidential candidate. He tried to pretend it to try to Be forthcoming about what the FBI was up to and doing during the election. I don't Asai preface this that comment. I'm not exactly sure what went on, but I just don't understand why the sun Of the presidential candidate deserves special treatment. Where less than you can you can you know what? How far does it extend to the cousins too? You know, I mean to the brother to who? I don't know. I don't exactly understand how the protocols used to stuff like that. So I shouldn't say definitively. I just feel like it's a weird Exception that's made for people in power that should be made for others. Well, I mean, you know, I can understand why people would be confused on why people a lot of people hold the same view that you do, because the protocol is sometimes divided and sometimes not if it were Abided categorically, including by previous FBI directors and attorneys general than maybe the line would be a little bit brighter This we don't comment on things on and like that, because we are in the business of not only protecting the integrity, the investigation from politics as best we can, but also Protecting the reputation of people who are at this point are just subjects off, not charged with anything. And, you know, I think I just quickly say one thing. I know the proper. The problem with all of that is that you get to say thing. You got to go on TV and called something Russian disinformation. And while the FBI doesn't I believe, actually, maybe they had The dog that but you know, you get to say things that simply aren't true about investigations of people. It's misleading in its own way, so I don't really know how the FBI and the Justice Department can handle that. But, you know, it's just it just seemed like it just seemed like that's not the kind of principals action that would have been taken by a DOJ of Biden or certainly no problem anyway. Yeah, question when we come back with interviews David her Sonny. Wanna pick up with more of the Hunter Biden investigation business and how it.
"john durham" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Is the bench appear OSHA lot coming up for you this hour. A little later on, we'll get to the mailman Subscribe over a daily wire so you can get your questions in. We begin at this hour with some pretty hilarious new attorney General William R. Is now enshrined John Durham. You know they get the guy who is now probing into the FBI's Russia investigation is now in trying to miss a special counsel to prevent Democrats from firing him. So John's room is, of course, the special counsel who has been investigating the operation Crossfire hurricane beginning right? That is the FBI investigation into Trump Russia collusion, and Durham has been investigating the origins to look at the FBI conduct. So William Bar apparently shortly before the election. He appointed John Durham as a special counsel so that he could complete his work without being easily fired. According to the AP. Under the regulations, a special counsel could be fired only by the attorney general and for specific reasons such as misconduct, dereliction of duty or conflict of interest, and attorney general must document such reasons in writing. So believe it or not, Adam Schiff came out. He's like we should fire John's room. Remember that time when Adam Schiff was saying that Robert Mueller should never, ever ever be fired, and that firing of Robert Mueller would be the worst thing in the entire world? I agreed, by the way, that would be a bad move for Trump to fire Robert Mueller, except that he would come up empty. Well, she did. I mean, Adam Schiff was saying like we can never. He's a special investigator. You cannot fire your own special counsel that you can't be done. You can't fire Robert Mueller. That'd be super bad. No, Adam's just like maybe she got out of this John the room guy, You know, he's looking into the investing. He's looking into how this whole Russian collusion crap that started If we just fired him, like do we really need to pay attention to the special counsel rules? Don't let the investigation go forward. How about let it move forward? Naturally, Jerry Nadler. Democrat of New York and head of the House Judiciary Committee, said the appointment erodes trust in the DOJ question. How was allowed under the special counsel rules, he said, We should not lose sight of the larger picture in the waning days of the Trump administration and the A G has once again used the powers of his office to settle old scores for the president. Special counsel rules say the appointed person should be outside of government Bar pointed to specific provision in his memo that would allow him to go around that rule. Senior DOJ official told the AP. Although the order details it is including but not limited to crossfire Hurricane the door, But the germ probe has not expanded at this point. But, hey, the rules are special counsel gets to do it. Everyone's those rules were not created by the Republicans. At this point, they were created by the Democrats of the guard Robert Mueller. So now Democrats are gonna have to live. What those consequences will get more of that in just one minute..
"john durham" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"F I. The Beverly Hill City Council. Is bucking the trend unanimously approving a resolution to oppose L. A county's outdoor dining ban. They are demanding that the board of Supervisors revisit it at their next meeting, and they're talking about starting their own public Health department so that if this ever happens again, they won't have to do with county says. And Fizer says they have permission for emergency use of their covert 19 vaccine in Britain, and that doses are already on the way. Now we are in the middle of a B B B B bill bar Busy boy Day, in addition to giving that interview to the AP, where he said the DOJ has not found any widespread fraud, putting him at odds with the president. It's also come out that he took John Durham. The U. S attorney in Connecticut, who you may remember earlier this year, was appointed to look into the origins of the Russia investigation. And it turns out that before the election, but not announced publicly, he converted John Durham's involvement to that of a special prosecutor. Ala. Robert Mueller. And this is upsetting people because it's viewed as an attempt to make it very difficult for a new Biden administration or a Congress under President Biden to get rid of John Durham or stop what he's doing. Because it does give John durum a lot more protections and autonomy. In terms of what he's doing. And this was done back in October, But you know, we're just now finding out about it. That part's a little bit interesting. As far as the substance of the thing. I don't know how much of a difference that it makes. John Durham has been looking into this for quite some time. So far. You know what's funny is there's parallels here. First you had the Russia investigation. Right and Mueller looking into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and certain people close to Trump and maybe even President Trump and Russia and it ended up In snaring a few people. In some things that weren't Part of Russian collusion. Then you have John Durham appointed to look into that investigation. I mean, theoretically, under the Biden administration, there could be another U. S attorney appointed to look into the appointment of John Durham appointed to look into the Russia investigation, and then you just get like a Russian nesting dolls. Of investigations into the origin of investigations. But here's my point, so The Mueller investigation did not yield anything substantive about the thing it first set out to look into, although you know they caught some people doing some bad things, but had nothing to do with the original mandate if you will. Now John Durham's appointed to look into was the government itself corrupt. When it decided to investigate Russian collusion. And so far he has only come up with one There is an FBI agent who pleaded guilty to altering some emails. And although that sounds super bad, and it is bad, the kind of altering that was done is a little bit wonky. I'm not sticking up for the guy should not have done it. But it wasn't like super smoking gun. Stuff. And so you basically have a parallel between Mueller's investigation and this guy's investigation, and now he's been appointed special counsel to do it, so he'll be able to keep doing it for a lot longer if he wants to, and it will be harder. For a new administration to stop him. Here's the part of it. That's fascinating. Bar. Is now getting criticized by people that you would never believe would have a problem with him. Remember that bar is thought to be in many circles in the tank for the president. So here's a guy. Who has this to say about William Barr and John Durham to guys who in theory? Are either on the president's side. Or are looking into something that would vindicate the president. Who is this dapper fellow? No, we have a two tiered justice system and bill bars job is to block for the deep state. Which is.
Barr appoints Durham special counsel to keep investigating Russia probe origins under new administration
"Attorney General William Barr has also announced today. That he has appointed John Durham as special counsel. Special counsel for the Russia probe. Collusion investigation Now, as you know. John Durham, the U. S attorney out of Connecticut, has been charged by Attorney General Bar for over a year now to investigate everything focused around Crossfire Hurricane and the events leading up to and including the Mueller investigation. Any mistake Needs from the FBI or the Justice Department or the CIA, or what have you, But it has now been revealed that William Barr has officially made him a special counsel, which it appears means that it's not going to be that easy for a theoretical hypothetical President Biden to fire him. You know, a new president coming in can get rid of all the U. S attorneys and replace the mall. Frankly, President Trump probably should have done that. They can come in and just start with a clean slate and reappoint brand new U. S attorneys across the board. And that means Mr Durham could have been replaced immediately on day one of a new administration. But now that he is a special counsel, there's well different norms in place. Let's say so. This is a story that's just developed in the last 15 to 20 minutes again. Attorney General William Barr has announced that he has appointed John Durham, a special counsel to look into the crossfire. Hurricane investigation.
"john durham" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"That is the DOJ investigating Missing in action can tell you where they are. I asked. Are they looking at it? Everyone says yes. They're looking at it. Where are they with all of this stuff, And you know what happened to Durham? Where's durum? But I just It's inconceivable you would think if you're in the FBI or Department of Justice. This is this is the biggest thing you could be looking at. Where are they? I've not seen anything. Hello, Mr President. Where is John Durham? Where is the FBI? Where is the DOJ? Y? Do you think That they don't seem to be doing anything about this. What is it? That makes them stop now. Meantime, state they're going ahead with their certifications. The governor of Arizona. They're having a it's not a hearing. Informational gathering, but the governor of Arizona Has said Yes, we are certifying the race for Joe Biden. He's a big is a big Republican. So I'm looking at all this. You know, my theory about nobody ever goes after anybody in Washington. So what's your theory? Phone number here. Is 855295 66.
Trump Blasts Bill Barr Over Russia Probe
"Trump blasting attorney general William bar for his handling a probe into whether the Obama administration investigating possible collusion between Russia and the two thousand sixteen trump campaign. Republicans had hoped to see the origins of the Russian pro before Election Day, which is now just twenty two days away. The original investigation started in two thousand, sixteen, the Muller Report Finding No criminal conspiracy between the trump campaign and Russia. But it did Russian interference in the election benefiting Donald Trump it's been a year and a half into Connecticut Attorney John Durham's pro so far there's. Been One arrest and that was an FBI lawyer who pleaded guilty to altering government email president trump calling out attorney general bill bar saying it is an embarrassment and a disgrace that the findings would not be released until after the election box Alex Hogan
"john durham" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"You know that we have been trying to cover every aspect of the Obama Gate scandal. And you also probably recognized that the news reports of the last week or two as absolutely validated vindicated so many of the guests we've had on over the last three years. Who have been investigating this story, not least of which was most importantly, Lee Smith, who, in his very important book permanent How Enemies, Foreign and Domestic Target of the American President on DH. His other writings that we've been covering here, basically said that this whole thing was an invention. The dossier isn't even a dossier is complete and total opposition research. And this is exactly what Hillary Clinton created out of whole cloth. And now we know that in fact, we know that the CIA director John Brennan, brief Barack Obama about it. July 26th, which means he knew about this thing being a concocted myth before the FBI even started their crossfire Hurricane investigation. Joining us right now to discuss these latest developments and also to discuss the news. Now that it appears John Durham and Attorney General William Barr will not be providing any more investigative information into this until after the election is the Afro mention Lee Smith again bestgate of journalists and media Communist Tablet magazine and his latest is that American greatness? One step closer to despotism. Is that headline Lee? Good to have you, sir? Hi, Larry. Thanks very much for From writing down this afternoon. I Take the news of the Durham investigation that take it as an indication of Of, uh of foreboding. I believe that it signals that our country's heading into yet darker, darker territory, So I think it's I think it's uh I think it's very bad, and I think it's not just about the Investigation of what happened before the 2016 election. I think it's about the last four years in Toto, and I think it's about what we're going to be looking at the next few weeks. And as the Democrats Brighton, perhaps after a CZ. Well, Lee the and again we haven't heard specifically, I don't think, have we? This is sort of like, like, you know, sources say kind of thing. But the assumption here is that Attorney General Bar does not want the Justice Department to wade into something this politically volatile weeks before a presidential election. They don't want to politicize. The Justice Department. Is that a fair argument? Considering this whole thing was the justice government has for political purposes? Yeah, right. I don't know if it's the Attorney General William Bar where it's the U. S. Attorney, John Durham is investigating it. But certainly that that's indication. I think it probably leans more for Durham on this captain. Does Barbara Yeses? I argue in my piece. Kind of absurd. I mean the horse already out of the barn on this one to avoid the appearance of politicized investigation and making sense. It's nonsense. This was itself A political operation, therefore, and the investigation of it will, by definition, by its nature, be politicized to wish to avoid the appearance of something while understandable, and while commendable Ah in its desire, and it's aimed to prevent the United States from taking one from our political system, taking one more step toward the ethos of the third world again, while commendable, it makes no sense. The only way to save the country from the precipice is to establish returns. Right rule of law has been broken. There is no one No. One who is listening to Michael Flynn to the various hearings regarding the Michael Flynn case can possibly mistake the fact that the justice system now has been weaponized. So it wasn't just the FBI in 2016. It's not just legislators like Adam Schiff. Who who lie as a matter of a so It's a slow it's air or water. We're now talking about a weaponized judicial system judiciary. So we're talking about three branches of government here. There can be no doubt anyone listening to any of that that the rule of law in this country on matters of great importance. Including things like presidential election, peaceful transitions of power. How members meeting members of the opposing party will be treated again. There could be no doubt that the rule of law is broken. Yeah. And I think this idea that they don't want this out before the election because then it will. You know, it'll look like it's politicized. I mean, I find that as atrocious is Joe Biden saying, I know my position on stacking the court and I'll tell you after the election. Shouldn't the American people know exactly the extent of this of this abuse of the Justice Department and abuses the civil liberties of the president and the people in his Cabinet in the people in his campaign? So that it can inform their vote They should know before the election. Absolutely. They should notice for the election. I believe it's possible we will have more documents declassified before that to shed more light on what happened, But the fact is Another and the book on this one from the new plot against the president. The story of Congressman Nina's investigation the fundamental details of this story we've known now for several years. Right. We've known since February 2018 and the memoranda that Congressman Nunes is credited for offering the Nunes memo write the basic facts of these The Clinton campaign page for a phony dossier smearing Trump. The FBI obtained a warrant to spy on the entire Trump campaign using this Clinton funded document. He's in the fact this is the fundamental fact. Now we put more details on this. We've expanded the picture, and I suspect that this is what granting the fact that the Durham investigation was indeed a really thing on DH, not phony. I imagine they put more details, in fact, on this, but But again, we know the fundamental play. It was 100% a political operation. Using the resource is of the federal government to spy on an opposing political campaign. But again, as I say the problem is not simply what happened four years ago. The fact is that because no one has paid for this Because no one has been charged with crimes regarding this that let us not only the things like the impeachment and other different operations targeting Trump in his allies like Michael Flynn. Now we're heading into an election season where the Democrats have made threats from everything. I mean, we'll see. We'll see what's happening with the vote by mail, right? The point of vote by mail is chaos. We see chaos. That was the point from the beginning because this was always the Democrat's plan to create chaos. That was the platform by which Joe Biden had a chance to win the presidency by himself. There was no way that Biden could win, but this was the play, create chaos. Take it to court. Threatened to put people in the streets because no one has paid for what happened four years ago what is likely to happen in the coming weeks in coming months? Will be mantra was being with Lee.
"john durham" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"john durham" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
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Now think about this Charlie the truth is when I you, it's about four five minutes you get to interview me for thirty. If I am thirty, our interview you so you can come happy for thirty minutes. That's Great. Well, thank you and so you have an amazing new book. Let's just start with a call to action everyone go checkout judge innings new book don't lie to me and stop trying to steal our freedom judge said when you were when you were as a judge that used to say this all the time don't lie to me. You said to people's it just tell me the truth why did you write this book and what's what experiences do you have that kind of correlate with the title that you chose The book. Charlie's a third and Assira in the trilogy books Britain since the President has has. into the White House I the liars, leakers and Liberals those people who? defrauded the FIS support with a with the dossier bad was paid for by Hillary, Clinton, and that is it or judge was either too stupid incompetent or was part obey complicity. A conspiracy to. SPY ON DONALD TRUMP's campaign through an innocent. American part of age who still walking around and Indus in American they used him as best lengthy. What's Amazing Charlie is people would say to. Do. You know that you can't prove that. Well, you know what I knew at the time because I was a prosecutor and a judge work Almeira our the FBI. And then it came through. So then I wrote radicals resistance in revenge because the radicals were out of control resisting everything this president did out of revenge for they're not being able to draw that draw drag that Woman Hillary Clinton across the finish line. Now they've been lying ever since and I I don't always watching something and I said stop. And you know I had said here we go. Yeah and the thing is that in the Donald Trump world. News is there twenty, four, seven, seven days a week? So you can keep writing a book as you know you wrote your book. On the president. And you know they had pulled away from me at because I kept writing. So it was more news more news but this book pretty much takes over from the radicals resistance. What it's the continuation of the lies of the left where they wanna lock in your home they want to open borders, they want to de-fund the police, and then they wanna take away your gun. It sounds like a perfect. Vonda, for a socialist you know and it infuriates me because judge I used to look at defendants in you know you don't have to be a genius juries do this every day they listen to evidence they see what makes sense does it sound true to them? Is the person credible, apply the facts and the law, and they decided to make a They give us a verdict and in this case, guys, Washington, on the left have been lying to us day one factually was more crime in Washington than there were going on courtrooms across the country whow well, that's that is statement. So judge I want to get into a part of your book here you have Chapter Three. Bunker Biden. But before I get into Chapter Three Bunker Biden, can you just give your initial reaction to the recent revelations about Hunter Biden and his international crimes of mystery or alleged crimes I should say and missing something here or is there just an incredible? Just. Just pattern of almost a crime syndicate in the way that Hunter Biden paraded around the world what am I missing here? And missing anything in Fact Eichel Biden crime family because what Hunter Biden did was he went around from China to Russia to Ukraine with vacuum and he just sucked up all the money. We're talking billions here billions. Here's a guy who's got a problem with drugs got kicked out of the military. And he knows nothing about energy nothing nothing about gas. Doesn't speak. Ukrainian and you know he's he's getting all this money but you know this is why it's relevant and I'm not even gonNA. Go into Don Jr. having conversation and they want to indict him and break him in terms of. Monies for lawyers and we know how that goes. But the the truth is Joe, vie has enabled this he's enabled his brother as Pam Bondi talked about at the RNC NC to build homes in Saudi Arabia government contracts. You kidding me and would he takes he takes his son hunter to China. Air. Force to now you made it tell me he didn't know anything that didn't say one hundred g why are you going to China g? Who Are you? GonNa meet with and what are you GonNa? Do there you'd think they were sitting there eating potato chips watching movies no, and the fact that Joe. Biden is already lied about Oh. I never talked to my son about any of this fact that people have going Joe Biden and saying you know you've got to consider the ethics of this tells me that they are a crime family that what is going on with the Biden's is an indication of what they'll do to America, and it's like the Clintons, the Clinton Foundation nothing more than an organized criminal enterprise under the guise of five fiber one C. Three, and they're not in this for us they're in it for themselves. Donald Trump is in after America he's got nothing to gain and everything the loops. When president trump took office the trump kids you and I both know them well Eric Don stopped all international business deals. When Joe Biden took the vice presidency, they started their international business deals. In well said that they started to see. More business opportunity than ever to sell out the middle class of our country. So so judge tell us this chapter bunker. Biden it's perplexing as we're having this conversation I think Joe Biden has now had his ninth day of no campaigning at all in the month of September. He really believes that he can have a shelter in place strategy to try to become president of the United. States. Can you talk about this chapter in particular.
Ex-CIA chief John Brennan interviewed for 8 hours as part of Durham's review of Russia probe
"The latest on the investigation of the Russia investigation. ABC is Chuck's Iverson. Former CIA director John Brennan was interviewed by U. S Attorney John Durham for about eight hours Friday. Durham heading the Justice Department's investigation about Russia's interference in the 2016 U. S election that from an email from Brennan's office, it says. Durham said Brennan is not a target of an investigation on Ly, a witness. This comes days after the Republican led Senate Intelligence Committee released its report detailing an extensive number of contacts between Trump Campaign advice. Risers and Kremlin officials and other Russians confirming special counsel Mueller's
Former CIA Director John Brennan interviewed for 8 hours in Durham probe
"Brennan was interviewed Friday for eight hours by U. S. Attorney John Durham's team as part of the inquiry ordered by Attorney General William Bar into the investigators and intelligence officials behind the 2016. Russia election interference probe. Nick Shapiro, Brennan's former deputy chief of staff and senior adviser, says Brennan was informed by Durham. He is not a subject or target of a criminal investigation. Last week, Durham brought his
Former FBI lawyer pleads guilty in first criminal charge from Durham probe
"Former FBI lawyer pleads guilty to making a false statement in the run up to the Russia probe, Kevin Kline Smith admitted to altering an email in 2017 that was used in a FISA application to justify surveillance of Trump campaign aide Carter Page. Klein Smith is the first current or former official charged in U. S Attorney John Durham's investigation of the probe into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. The former FBI lawyer altered the email to say Paige was not a source for another government agency, The Justice Department's inspector general, discovering Page provided Information to the CIA for years about his contacts with Russian officials. Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of the Trump campaign conspiring with Russia, but Mueller's report did not exonerate the president of possible wrongdoing during the
Former FBI lawyer to plead guilty in Durham investigation
"Lawyer plans to plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from US Attorney John Durham's investigation into the probe of ties between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. Kevin Kline Smith is accused of altering a government email about a former Trump campaign adviser who was a target of secret FBI surveillance. Flying. Smith's lawyer says he intends to plead guilty to the single false statement count and that he regrets his actions. The case against Klein Smith is being cheered by President Trump and his supporters who allege the FBI spied on the campaign. President Trump has
Former FBI lawyer to plead guilty in Durham investigation
"A former FBI lawyer is planning to plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from US Attorney John Durham's investigation into the probe of alleged ties between Russia and the 2016 Trump
Ex-F.B.I. Lawyer Expected to Plead Guilty in Review of Russia Inquiry
"Lawyer is expected to plead guilty in connection with the investigation into the origins of the Russia probe, his attorney said. Kevin Kline Smith agreed to plead guilty to falsifying a document that sought permission to secretly wiretapped former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page after the FBI came to suspect the Russians targeted paid for recruitment. This is the first criminal charge from John Durham, the federal prosecutor, attorney general Bar assigned to investigate the onset of the Russia investigation. There's nothing to suggest client. Smith acted as part of a broader conspiracy against the president. He was removed from the case after a special counsel Robert Mueller, learned he wrote text messages critical of Trump's victory. Aaron
"john durham" Discussed on KTRH
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Horowitz defends Trump-Russia report but "deeply concerned" about FBI failures
"The justice else. Just department's Inspector. General Michael Horowitz is defending his report into the Russia investigation which has caused a rift with DOJ head Attorney General William Bar Horowitz's report released on Monday found serious failures by the FBI in pursuing an investigation into people associated with the trump campaign but in in testimony. Today Horowitz also reiterated that the decision to pursue the investigation was justified further. Inflaming partisan debate bar has said he believes. The investigation investigation was quote based on a bogus narrative. He appointed his own prosecutor. John Durham to look into the origins of the Russia investigation
Justice Watchdog Testifies Before Congress About His Report on FBI’s Russia Probe
"As the house moves closer to impeaching president trump members of the Senate today questions the justice department inspector general about the origins of the F. B. I.'s Russia probe DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz is report found no evidence that the FBI's investigation of the trump campaign was politically motivated but he also told the Senate Judiciary Committee today that there were significant errors in the FBI's investigation although we did not find documentary or testimonial evidence of intentional misconduct we also did not receive satisfactory explanations for any of the errors or omissions we identified meanwhile the house Judiciary Committee is expected to convene at seven PM eastern standard time tonight to begin finalizing the articles of impeachment before a float of the full house likely next week Phil Ewing joins us now to discuss all of this he's election security editor for NPR infill Horowitz looked into the FBI's investigation of that twenty sixteen trump campaign and possible ties with Russia Republicans have highlighted that the FBI is serious performance failures as detailed by Horowitz what's been their line of questioning they want to drill down very closely on one specific part of the FBI investigation the surveillance that officials conducted on a one time junior foreign policy aide to truck came Carter page who was the subject of a number of renewals by the foreign intelligence surveillance court from twenty sixteen and twenty seventeen and what Horowitz discovered was as you mentioned there were many problems with air is affected a mission and practices by the FBI and the justice department in getting and then sustaining that surveillance the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham has stroll down very strongly on that as part of what's been a years long effort by him and the president in their supporters to tear down federal law enforcement the justice department the FBI in their view the problems with that case are emblematic of wider problems with the FBI and the justice department and that's been a leitmotif for some time yeah I want to ask you about Attorney General William Barr he's attacked this report several times in the past couple of days what impact hello do you believe his comments had on today's hearing well the ranking member senator Dianne Feinstein of California asked for what's the inspector general about those comments and he said that he didn't have any undue influence from the Attorney General before submitting this report but he also re stated that he believed there was an appropriate predication as he said for the F. B. I. in twenty sixteen to open the investigation into the Russian attack on the twenty sixteen election I mean there really wasn't attacked there really was skulduggery that took place which has been uncovered by investigators and has been the subject of so much focus since then if senator Gramm focused on the details here about the page story the Carter page story senator Feinstein and Democrats want to talk about the big picture that this really wasn't attack that it really was Russia and not another nation has and has become the subject of controversy more recently here in Washington and that the FBI and the justice department and other intelligence agencies were justified in responding to the information they were getting twenty sixteen and trying to figure out what was happening in that report about it to Congress and the American people as they have yeah you've mentioned the committee's ranking member senator Dianne Feinstein and Democrats have focused on the conclusion that ho it's found no evidence of political bias or improper motivation let's hear what she had to say I believe strongly that it's time to move on from the false claims a political bias and those who showed great interest in the question a politically motivated investigations against president trump should show the same concern about politically motivated dated investigations requested by the president or his Attorney General is this hearing today likely to bring any clarity to the ultimate poll well you know point of this report are we just talking past each other Republicans and Democrats the answer to your first question is no among other reasons because there are pages from the horror was report that are redacted and so there are still things about the story about Carter page for example that we do not know because they're continuing to be withheld by the government the other question which senator Feinstein alluded to in those comments you played is that there's another report about the investigation still pending from the justice department Connecticut U. S. attorney John Durham has been asked to do his own look at this he's already said in an unusual statement when Horowitz's report came out that he disagrees with some of the things that are in that report so we have a whole other chapter of litigating about this to look for to whenever Durin's work is complete okay my last question with you for the few seconds that I have with you the mark of the impeachment articles begin tonight what are you watching for well that's going to be a normal process but also very contentious all legislation whether it's naming post offices are impeaching the president has to go through the same practice so Democrats wanted to be by the book but we expect minority Republicans on the committee to make it as painful and drawn out as long as possible with procedural motions and other tech attempts to delay it that's Phil Ewing election security editor for NPR thank you Phil
"john durham" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Federal prosecutor John Durham attorney bar has all too often acted on behalf of the president's interests rather than as a neutral law enforcement officer he almost seems a Patrick man on a political campaign rather than being Attorney General in August position I'm following the rule of law and trying to shield that office from politics whenever possible instead barred loves to jump in to the political pool of mock that DOJ inspector general report will get an up front viewing today up close and personal that's because the inspector general Michael Horowitz will testify before Congress seem San Francisco leaders are tired of the streets being used as testing grounds for the latest attack on the board of supervisors approved legislation this week requiring businesses to get permits before trying out new high tech ideas in public the new office of emerging technology will oversee products like delivery drones and hover boards supporters think it's the first such legislation in the country they say it's long overdue in a city that's a hub for major tax and the Silicon Valley leadership groups as the permit requirement will stifle innovation and burden business of fuel by both college and pro football boxes one a rare title as champ of the broadcast week the Nielsen company says boxes Thursday night cowboys bears game was that week's top show it's Saturday night broadcast of the big ten title game finished fourth for the week box at a primetime average of nearly eight million viewers leaving second place to CBS seven of the week's top ten shows rather football or their pregame noticing a trend here folks live sporting events well Nike's logo will be on the upper right chest of a Major League Baseball jerseys this year are far more prominent position in the majestic athletic logo previously on sleeves a ten year deal announced that last January replaced the deal announced in December for under armor to take over from majestic on the online sportswear retailer fanatics will manufacture distribute license versions of the Nike uniforms and training where to consumers and majestic had that manufactured and they'll be batting practice jerseys since nineteen eighty two and had been the exclusive supplier of game uniforms since two thousand five before that were manufactured by majestic Russell athletic and Rawlings and a few of those those are going to be classics probably worth a lot of my I don't know that as cellum down the road for like a.
FBI was justified in opening Trump campaign probe, but case plagued by ‘serious failures,’ inspector general finds
"A Justice Department inspector general's report examining examining the FBI investigation of Trump's twenty sixteen campaign rebutted conservative accusations that top FBI officials were driven by political bias to legally spy on trump advisors but it also found broad and serious performance failures requiring major changes. The four hundred thirty four page report issued Monday by Justice Department. Inspector General Michael. Horowitz concluded that the F. B. I. had an authorized purpose when it initiated its investigation known as crossfire hurricane in doing so horowitz implicitly rejected assertions by the President and fellow Republicans that the case was launched instead of political animus or that the F. B. I.. Broke its own rules on using informants as the probe went on and the FBI sought court approval to survey a former campaign aide. The report reveals that officials repeatedly emphasized damaging information that they learned about trump associates but played down exculpatory evidence that they also also found. FBI Director. Chris Wray announced he will implement dozens of corrective measures in response to Horwitz's report. Andy said that disciplinary action remains means a possibility for bureau employees conservatives and liberals alike claimed victory after the report's release with Republicans asserting that exposed serious wrongdoing. We'll Democrats said it validated. The Russia investigation. The report which was based on more than one million documents and more than one hundred seventy interviews is the most exhaustive assessment to date eight of the investigation that has roiled trump's presidency but in the minutes after the document was released it became clear that the report would not be the last word in a statement attorney. General Bill Bar disagreed with one of the Inspector General's central conclusions saying the FBI launched an investigation of a presidential campaign quote on the thinnest of suspicions that were in my view insufficient to justify the steps taken so too did Connecticut. US Attorney John. Durham whom whom bar handpicked to conduct a separate investigation similar. To what Horowitz is doing. Durham put out a highly unusual statement for someone conducting an ongoing Criminal Investigation Gatien. That said he's gathered information from sources in and outside of the US. That Horowitz didn't have Durham said he advised the Inspector General that he does not agree. With the report's key conclusion related to predication which is whether the F. B. I.. Had enough information to open the case. Now what evidence Durham has to rebut. horwitz remains unclear. Some involved in the Russia case say they're mystified by the statement. Horowitz was particularly critical of applications the FBI made to the foreign intelligence surveillance court to monitor former trump campaign advisor. Carter page asserting that those applications contained quote significant inaccuracies in omissions and that agents failed to meet the basic obligation to ensure the applications were scrupulously accurate. The inspector general found that so many basic and fundamental errors were made by three separate handpicked teams on one of the most sensitive F. B. I.. Investigations there was briefed to the highest levels within the FBI. He concluded that there was a failure of not not only the operational team but also of the managers and supervisors including senior officials in the chain of command. Among those failures was the growing body of information mation the FBI had gathered suggesting that former British spy. Chris Steele whose reports the so-called dossier were key element justifying the surveillance of page was not not as reliable as source as officials had described the court when seeking the face of warrants. The report lays out in detail. How as the F. B. I.? Obtained additional information raising significant questions about the reliability of the steel reporting. The bureau failed to reassess. The original information didn't alert higher ups to the Justice Department and didn't notify. The judges is that had signed off on the FISA warrants as a result of those findings Horwitz has launched a broader audit of Fisa work to study how systemic those problems may be for Pfizer applications in counterintelligence and counterterrorism cases. Horwitz did not however conclude that the bureau's applications to monitor worked page should have been rejected.
The Impeachment Inquiry This Week in 2 Major Developments
"Good evening the house impeachment inquiry that has gripped Washington was jolted this week by two major developments essentially to do cross currents that could affect the debate for weeks to come first America's top diplomat in Ukraine ambassador William Taylor gave damaging testimony behind closed doors testifying at the White House did threaten to withdraw military aid and less Ukraine announced probes that would politically benefit president trump the testimony by Taylor an army veteran and respected diplomat undermine president trump's insistence that there was no quid pro quo then late Thursday came reports that Attorney General William Barr has opened a criminal investigation of the F. B. I.'s conduct during the twenty sixteen campaign even as the DOJ inspector general is wrapping up his own investigation of related issues those proceedings have been cheered by the president and by Republicans who see them as a counterweight to the house impeachment probe house democratic chairman Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler released a statement in response quote if the department of justice may be used as a tool for political retribution or help the president with a political narrative for the next election the rule of law will suffer new an air repairable damage joining me tonight card the margin compression on national security reporter for The Washington Post Catherine Lucey White House reporter for the Wall Street journal I'm none of us national correspondent for the PBS newshour in Jonathan swan national political reporter for axioms corn you've been following this impeachment inquiry all week at the capitol but for the DOJ to now be opening a criminal investigation what's the significance of that development I need all the other impeachment news for the timing has to be pleasing the president because it presents a counter narrative for what's been going on you have he he's been investigation which we know right now looking at that the Ukraine connections and you have the investigation into the origins of the Russia probe which Russia Ukraine are not that separable let's say that given the president something to focus on something that he can now double down on as the focus is heating up on impeachment look that Durham has been a criminal prosecutor who's been in in charge of this investigation for a while in a way he is always had because of the role he plays the ability of the panel grand jury or to you you know issue indictments against individuals we don't know that he's actually taken those steps yet so the actual significance of what this means does this actually end up pulling in career investigators from the FBI or elsewhere for some sort of felt form of malfeasance or does this just end up being you know a political give to the president at a time at which he's feeling like people aren't really behind him and he wants his troops to rally around him what's the significance of the Attorney General being involved in this kind of investigation doesn't raise questions about the independence of the DOJ I think president trump has always been pretty clear about the role that he thinks the traditionally independent department of justice should play which is that he should be able to direct the work that they're doing and by extension the work that the Attorney General is doing we know Attorney General Barr is involved in this investigation that's being led by John Durham is the US attorney in Connecticut and so they're obvious questions there about what exactly was the motivation for opening this investigation in the first place but bar message of this very very early on right he said before Congress I do believe spying occurred on the trump campaign I would be willing to explore the origins of the Russian investigation and he's also been part of some of the efforts to protect the president politically is pushed back on the subpoena efforts to try to get at the president's tax returns as well so this fits perfectly in line with that raising it to a criminal probe now ups the ante right it kind of turbochargers and it kicks it up a notch I don't have any other medical as Kerr mentioned gives them all of those powers now we don't know what evidence led to that you can't just in the department of justice they were suddenly going to make this a criminal investigation some piece of evidence had to lead to that we don't know what that we usually don't understand Jonathan there's the DOJ probe led by the Attorney General investigating the origins of the Russia pro and then you have the inspector general also within DOJ doing his own report how did they align if at all we don't know we don't know what the IG reports going to say we don't know when it's going to come out and I think we should be very cautious about saying that this is counter programming in terms of when when learning about this criminal investigation of being elevated a grotesque issue number one we don't know when they made that decision when he said okay it's pasta threshold way I believe is that their crimes could have been committed dharma is a serious prosecutor sincerest guy with a serious reputation he's not seen as a partisan hack he has a storied career now in terms of the white it kind of program will would mean the Adam called in okay better than New York times we used in this sort of way and I bet two of the best justice department reporters so I think it's quite possible this could have been opened we don't know when it was opened could be up and you know weeks ago and it could be as simple as a leak investigation we know there was so much classified information leaked in the early if the Russia investigation Sir this is all just to say there's so much we don't know and people are going to spend this in the ways that they want to do you know they can be hysterical about it but I think that it could it could be as simple as by doing what trump wants to do and and our own following the facts and keeping the family up in mind Catherine let's take a stroll down from the DOJ on Pennsylvania Avenue to the capital and you had ambassador Taylor behind closed doors give this damaging testimony about a quid pro quo arrangement inside the trump administration how is the White House reacting is this something that they see as a major turning point well this is a significant moment in in this process this is the most detailed some of the detail of bay has money we've seen so far was a fifteen page opening statement really laying out the cinematic terms it was give me I think that the loss was beautifully written the the way that the Taylors and takes us into taking the job it reminded me of movies where someone is brought into a different world like saying like Goodfellas or I recently saw hustlers forgive someone to take it into a totally different world and they sent me Sir to realize what's going on and we're trying to figure it out and he comes to realize there's two different farm policies going on and and and then of this beat into his explanation of what he understands to be happening with the president's engagement on Ukraine the White House is continuing with a messaging that is a lot focus on process they are attacking of the the process on the hill they are and they are also trying to discredit all the witnesses so you heard the present today criticizing Taylor you know and we'll see if that sticks this is a decades long your career diplomats in came forward and who is hired by this by this administration and you're standing outside notebook in hand of the skiff the secure area inside of the house well all these people testified but a **** Taylor in particular we heard there is a reporter take me inside the room what were you hearing from members about how it went and why it matters and investors tellers testimony has had the most impact of any of the people have come and thus far in this impeachment pro and it's because of the details of his testimony it's also because he names names and connects dots in other ways that people have not he even when he was in the room he was in touch with the people who were in the room and he lays out a narrative exactly how the Giuliani campaign led to strategist at the group on the crane policy start to diverge from the more traditional roots how when you had the secretaries of state and defense and CIA and the national security adviser all saying week we should be sending that aid there you then had the Maldini camping like maybe not and he actually has a timeline also of when the freeze on the funding came when to him it seemed like there was a quid pro quo going on here when he was told specifically by people in the administration that yes the money is being leveraged in order to secure a promise from Ukrainian president to conduct investigations into the energy company that Joe Biden's son was on the board of and this twenty sixteen to hack this conspiracy theory around the DNC server that was hacked in twenty sixteen the theory says that it's somehow ended up in Ukraine and if it were found it would prove the Ukraine interfere in the twenty sixteen election is not Russia that's been widely debunked already the fact that there was so powerful though his is is I think the reason why you saw at a direction of political action the next day let's talk about that right that political Russian because you you're there covering it and you see the testimony itself it is a game changer for the house Democrats as they build their case against the president but his current setting house Republicans decided to take matters into their own hands trump loyalists forced their way into a secure in a room view room on Capitol Hill blocking witness testimony for hours we're going to go in there today and demand we get our rights remembers of Congress what what what what was it like when they actually stop the testimony from happening well I mean a delay the testimony for about five and a half five five and half hours from starting that was the day that Deputy Assistant secretary of defense lawyer Cooper who eventually talked about kind of the nuts and bolts of how the Ukraine military aid works on there are a lot of interesting parts of this it was certainly a display that we we we watched as as they stormed into that room there's nothing that actually prevents those lawmakers from walking into the skiff this gift is not like a locked box members of Congress have enough security clearance to go in also about a dozen of the people who were storming into that skip already had the right to be there because they are members of these three panels and just finally I should make the point that you know a lot of the argument that that has been about processes captain was referring to the Republicans are a part of this process they have the right to ask questions in these interviews they are getting equal time they don't like the fact that this is happening but they're not being iced out the way that claimed that they were it's also worth pointing out that entire spectacle took place the day after president trump is calling on Republicans to take off the gloves and show up and fight for him he wants to know that members of his own party are actually showing up in on his side of this fight and this was one the one way they could display that it's also worth pointing out the obvious hypocrisy because a few years ago when Republican Trey Gowdy was leading closed door investigative sessions into the U. S. attack that the attacks on U. S. facilities in Benghazi he argued they should be closed door for a reason those reasons are that if there's national security interest I play and also it gives witnesses a chance to be open and honest about their testimony was pause for a second talk about the house Republicans and Republicans in general making process the issue Jonathan is that because they don't feel like they're able to engage on the substance of the testimony they rather make it about the process there are some house Republicans I think of a small group that would be quite happy to fight on the substance but a small group and where there is no that that types to fight on the substances in the Senate noun so the backstory to this resolution that Lindsey Graham you know I'm sold you say that was actually very tame it was really just what was it was a process occupant it was a very soberly rescind tame argument against the process no substantive defense of Donald Trump the backstories that was Lindsey Graham wanted to write a letter to pelo see that was actually fairly bombastic and yet this is a sham at citrus address he pitched the lead out to the Republicans that they launched last week and the response was not good and the reason I did want to do it even people who support trump two reasons number one you write a letter like that anyone who doesn't sign on you've created an enemies list for trump's immediately number two you don't get many signatures it's very embarrassing he looks weak so what ends up happening Instagram shifts to a resolution he writes this resolution it's still a little too hot Mitch McConnell cools it down and you get this very milquetoast document that everyone can agree on but it's a very clear sign of what's going on in the Senate why this matters is Republican senators to not want to defend Donald Trump on the substance and the most they're willing to go is this sort of finicky process argument to say that you know they should change the way
The Impeachment Inquiry This Week
"First let's go straight to Capitol Hill our senior congressional correspondent Manu Raju is on the scene for US mono there's a very important new ruling potentially just out yet perhaps the most significant part of this ruling is that this federal judge said that the impeachment inquiry conducted by House Democrats is legal this is despite what the White House has been arguing for some time that this is the illegal or vowed impeachment inquiry in part because the House has not taken a formal vote to authorize that inquiry in this ruling that says that the Justice Department turned over underlying information grand jury information related to the Muller probe to the House Judiciary Committee by next week the judge makes very clear that the it has broad latitude to determine exactly how to conduct its impeachment inquiry now since this lawsuit was filed the impeachment inquiry shifted focus to over to the better of Ukraine before this was about getting information related to episodes of obstruction of justice as laid out in the report episodes of the present thwart the mother investigation now Capitol Hill is looking into how the president handled that handled efforts to bolster relations with Ukraine and pushing investigations into the President's rivals the Ukraine government to do that question about any potential quid pro quo? What the judge says here is that Congress can essentially do what it wants in terms of deciding how to carry forward carry out its impeachment inquiry saying this impeachment based on anything less than all relevant evidence would compromise the public's faith in the process wolf the Justice Department says it's reviewing the decision we'll see if an appeal comes but significant ruling that could have broader ramifications as a White House eight efforts to comply with Democrats request as part of its impeachment inquiry. How big of a loss of money would this be for president trump quite significant because the president has made it very clear letter came for the White House counsel's office making credit they will not cooperate with what they call an invalid illegitimate inquiry with the judge ruling says here is that if that is tested in federal court that perhaps they will not stand up to legal muster so we could significantly undercut efforts the White House to stonewall demands from Democrats who've issued subpoenas for a range of information war so how does this play into the Democrats efforts now in their impeachment inquiry well the Democrats impeachment push is moving quickly and the and the house side there have a full slate of witnesses are coming forward right now they're in the associations with John Bolton and national security adviser the former national security adviser someone who had raised concerns about the withholding of Ukrainian aide who had raised concerns about Rudy Giuliani's efforts it's a push for those investigations could help president trump politically investigations the president himself had saw their negotiations ongoing for his testimony but also other key witnesses are next week including Tim Morrison whose top National Security Council official someone who we are told multiple sources will corroborate key elements of testimony from earlier this week in which the president's top diplomat in Ukraine raised concerns new testified that for for some time he had been pushing to release that aid but then had been told that the president had withheld hundreds of millions of dollars of Ukrainian aid to get the Ukrainian government to announce an investigation into the Biden's and as well as into the eighty seven sixteen election interference try to essentially undercut the findings of the Russians had interfered in the US elections to help the president now we're also told that after Morrison that we're learning today that more subpoenas had come out for the week after Morrison testifies next week along with other witnesses that three appointees to from the White House Office of Management and Budget and other senior State Department official to come in the following week we're not certain whether they will comply with that was but Democrats are continuing to investigate exactly why that Ukraine aid has been withheld and also wolf another revelation today we are getting clearer indication that the whistleblower the person who's complained spawned this impeachment inquiry to begin with is highly unlikely to testify before Capitol Hill there have been discussions some time to bring this person in perhaps employ extreme measure to guard his or her identity perhaps do this off site but faced concerns over person safety as well as a new bed today from the whistle blows attorneys says the whistleblower does not have any information beyond what is already out there what is already in the computer testimony saying given the events of the past twenty four hours let alone the past three weeks to include threats from the president of the United States our client is now only willing to communicate with both committees through written in Tara in target Juries Ren questions and answers basically what they're saying you're only written questions they will respond to not any in-person interview clear sign that perhaps there's whistleblower testimony is not going to happen we're breaking news developing up on Capitol Hill motto everything you're hearing one is this potentially need for House Democrats it's hugely important and hugely a big success. This is a huge ask for the House Democrats not only in terms of the Russian investigation but you have to think about the Ukraine investigation the impeachment inquiry happening there because what we're seeing time and time again from this administration is that they're trying to use the courts to stall the else members the Democrats from getting a lot of this information whether it's the grand jury information whether it's information documents from witnesses and what we're seeing time and I'm again is that the courts are saying you know what the law is not on your side in this matter where we're seeing today but think about also wolf the taxes the the entire issue surrounding the president trump's taxes the Manhattan DA's office in New York His tax returns they've been fighting that the courts arse basically so far have said that this is not the law is not on your side it is now probably headed towards the Supreme Court so what we're seeing time and time again from this industry is delay delay delay and they're trying to use the courts to do that and what we're finding and consistently in these rulings is that the courts are not ruling in the president's favor we've heard from the White House we just last week there was a story that we did where it said that the White House is trying to make all sorts of legal mint regarding the impeachment inquiry they're not winning on those so far this is a huge loss certainly for the administration for the Department of Justice which is fighting trying not to release this grand jury material but now it seems they're going to have to we'll see if it gets appealed how old that's handled by the Department of assist I don't know that that information will ultimately be made public it may have to be done in a classified setting but nonetheless everything that we have seen consistently so far from the it is that they're they are ruling against the president and that's going to potentially be a problem for him down the line the other thing to keep in mind is does the how else is there a way to expedite what's going on they want to get all these records so far they've not been able to will the courts go along at some point when the house decides lyle lawsuits to try and get some of this material do the courts in any way try to expedite that very significant developments at the same time she has learned are the Attorney General Bill Bars probe into the origins of the trump Russia investigation is now officially a criminal investigation tell us potentially what that means right so it's definitely an escalation in the entire investigation of the investigation of course the Russia investigation and with this allows is for John Durham who's overseeing the investigation along with the Attorney General the Attorney General has a lot of saying this he's working hand in hand with this Attorney it allows them to now start subpoenaing witnesses subpoenaing records off someone the witnesses we've been told have not been willing to voluntarily command and meet with the investigators but now that this has become an official criminal investigation they can now be subpoenaed to come in and meet with investigators potentially even some of this being put before grand jury potentially some criminal charges here it's very unclear to us at this
DOJ inquiry into origins of Russia investigation has shifted to criminal probe
"The justice department is said to be shifting its review of the Russia investigation to a formal criminal inquiry DOJ had previously considered it to be an administrative review and named Connecticut U. S. attorney John Durham to lead the inquiry into the origins of the special counsel's probe of Russian interference in the twenty sixteen election it's not clear when dorms in CoraciiformesFamily
"john durham" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Janet L Reno named John Durham is a special prosecutor to investigate the FBI's Boston offices informants Durham formed a task force and brought in FBI agents from other offices in December two thousand Durham revealed. Secret FBI documents that convinced a judge to vacate the nineteen sixty eight murder convictions of four other F B I informants because they had been framed by Robert Muller's FBI in two thousand seven to help protect Whitey Bulger from being exposed as an FBI informant. That's what all of those people were kept in jail for. Documents helped Salvatori lemon and their families. And the two other men who had died in prison when a one hundred one point seven million dollars civil judgment against the government. Robert Muller the third. How did the guy ever end up being the special pride kept four innocent people in jail for years? To protect the informant status of Whitey Bulger. A mass murdering Boston mobster who ended up dying in California. And it ended up costing the government one hundred million dollars plus in civil judgments. So if you ask me bar could not have picked a man with better experience, not only has Durham going up against the FBI and one before and even Muller he has investigated the FBI's use of informants, which played a large role in the inception of the FBI's case against the Trump campaign as we all this seems like an inspired choice. And as I say, Fox News is reporting that they're sources telling them that John Durham has been on the job for weeks. The US attorney appointed to examine the oranges of a Russian investigation has been working on his review for weeks. A person familiar with the process told Fox News today. He is there to probe all intelligence collection activities related to the Trump campaign during the two thousand sixteen presidential election. So this has a lot of people very very nervous. In addition to this. The just recently retired deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein is out making speeches, and he is unloading on James Komi just unloading on him. In remarks to the greater Baltimore committee on Monday night, a slammed commes turn as a partisan pundit reiterating that Komi deserve to be fired and faulted him for trampling bright lines that should never be crossed. This is in large part due to call me is now famous press conference on July fifth where he went out there enlisted everything they have discovered in their investigation of Hillary Clinton her server and emails, and then announced they weren't going to charge her and that no prosecutor would because they couldn't find any intent. Now, folks, this is a violation of so much. If you're not going to charge somebody you do not detail. What you think they did you don't destroy them? You don't ruin them. If you think you don't have that he wasn't doing that. In Hillary's case. In Hillary's case. He was doing this to exonerate her. This investigation of Hillary Clinton was bogus from the get-go. They were never going to find anything other ways to exonerate her. And that's what Komi did. And he took the position actually assumed the role of the attorney general because in his mind. Loretta Lynch, had compromised herself by meeting with Bill Clinton and the plane tarmac out in Phoenix. So she had corrupted herself in a sense. So Komi took it upon himself to go out there and announce the results the investigation, and he listed a number of things that Hillary had done that were illegal. But that there was going to be prosecuted. So he essentially exonerates her. And broS in stain his speeches. This is not the job of the attorney general this flouts Justice department guidelines in many ways, it is not the job of the FBI director determine who gets charged, and who doesn't it certainly isn't the job of the department of Justice to hold a national press conference to air dirty laundry on somebody not being charged which by the way is exactly all that's happened to Donald Trump. I mean, you violations of those guidelines and regulations continue to this day. Rosenstein, formerly stepped aside as deputy AG a couple of days ago. I I'm sure he's been chomping at the bit. Get out there, and and speak his speech. Specifically took aim at commes comments earlier this month. Implying that himself Rosenstein and Bill bar lack the inner strength. To resist the compromises necessary to survive, Mr. Trump. This is what Komi has been saying about both Rosenstein in bought as though he is Mr. integrity is, oh, he is the definition of our national morality as though James Komi is our national conscience, and it's obviously going to this guy's head because these tweets that he sent out with these words are accompanied by Komi being pictured in the forest in the woods looking to the tree tops for inspiration. All by himself out alone amongst nature and tweeting his belief that both rod Rosenstein and Bill bar lack the inner strength to resist the compromises necessary to serve Donald Trump. Komi also really ripped into Rosensteins character and suggested his soul had been consumed in small bites. This was during the CNN town hall the other night and on previous occasions commes up there talking about these guys this way, he's the one has been fired. He is the one who's been disgraced he's acting. He's been martyred. And is speaking as the ultimate victim number one. As I mentioned he has now taken to posting numerous photographs of himself out in the forest out in the woods, staring wistfully at trees and roadways since leaving public office. He has been showered with media attention in recent months and his book earned him over two million dollars Rosenstein said last night. Now, the former director is a partisan pundit selling books in earning speaking fees, while speculating about the strength of my character in the fate of my immortal soul. That is disappointing speculating about Seoul's is not a job for police and prosecutors generally we base our opinions on I witness testimony. Rosenstein emphasized. They didn't dislike Komi, and maybe even admired him in the past. But he said that the former FBI director is handling of a Hillary Email investigation was a grievous and defining professional error Komi has gotten a pass on all of this from the drive-by media. Here comes Rosenstein for the longest time people thought Rosenstein and Komi rub the same page. There were a lot of people thought Rosenstein was in on the hawks in on the scam to get Trump because he had hired Muller. And now Rosensteins taking the occasion of his recent retirement or resignation from the department of Justice to on low. Let's go to the audio soundbites now that Trump has as as named John Durham. Look, he's not called a special counsel. But he may as well be one. And let me reiterate this guy's experience is investigating the FBI investigating informants and their use investigating the corruption in the FBI. And don't forget he found that Robert Mueller kept four people innocent people in jail four years to protect the informant status. Of Whitey Bulger in those people ended up suing her families two of them died in jail, by the way. Two of them got out once this was discovered, and there was a civil series of civil suits that cost the government a hundred million dollars. Well, a little tour of the audio sound bite roster today, we'll show what a home run. This choice is first let's start on CNN today. John Berman bringing in the former director of national intelligence, James Clapper question. Do you think this kind of investigation is warranted? Mr. for STAN line, take a number to do investigation of the investigators. There's already one substantial investigation, which is I understand nearing completion being conducted led by the department Justice inspector general now, we're starting other investigations at that one is completed we're kind of losing sight of what was the cause of all this the product for all this was the Russians dozens of cases where Russian operatives some of whom were known to be. Intelligence connections. We're trying to engage with the Trump campaign. That's what the concern was was a predicate for this not Mr. Clapper looked. I don't really blame him for continuing. This this fantasy? It was never about this. It was never about the Russians at tempting to interfere in the election. The Russians are in tempting to the Chinese are attempting to interfere in our trade policy, the Russians attempt to interfere in everything. There's nothing new here. And there was certainly nothing unique here, and there was nothing that had not happened before. And there was nothing that could be specifically tied to Trump. This has been a political operation from day one. The Steele dossier is all they have it's a political opposition product. And there's never been anything Lee. This has never been a criminal investigation. Even they admit that they called it a counterintelligence investigation. It's always been nothing. But political the Justice department has been weaponized or was. Is weaponized by agents opposed to Donald Trump? The criminal Justice system was used as a political operation, and it was hidden under the disguise of a legitimate intelligence investigation. So people were led to believe that there was really serious intelligence that the Russians tampered with the election and colluded with them was never proven. There was never any evidence of it. It was totally politicized. At now, here's Clapper the predic- for all this was the Russians dozens of cases where Russian operatives some of whom are known to tell connections were trying to engage with the Trump campaign. He can say that because the Russians always do that. There's nothing unique about it. What he doesn't say as the Trump campaign resisted every one of their scams these things that Clamper is talking about were performed by F B I informants. It was FBI informants and attempted to get involved in the Trump campaign who are then going to call their contacts in Russia. So as to so-called prove a connection or collusion, but the other thing he said here that is very interesting to me. He said, I don't know why they're doing this. Now, there's all ready one substantial investigation. Which I understand is nearing completion. And that's the inspector general investigation of the Faisal warrant process that was abused, and perhaps corrupted here, and what Clamper is saying is why are we doing this while that investigation is ongoing. What he is implying. Here's why don't we wait to see what that turns up before doing this? I have an answer. It's a theory. It's not an answer. It's a theory. My theory is that bar already knows much of what the I g report is going to say, and that is the reason for hiring Durham, I think we've all had advance knowledge of some of the things that the inspector general's. How like yesterday's leak was that? The I g investigation will focus on a lot of media complicity in this whole Pfizer and Russia collusion story. So I think.
"john durham" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Now. Let me I want to clarify something. I said about Muller. I was technically right. But I left something out of this involving the four people the innocent people who were framed and kept in jail put in jail and kept there for years in order to protect the informant status. Of the Boston mobster Whitey Bolger Muller was not there when they were framed and put in jail, but he found out and nevertheless kept them in jail after it was learned that they were innocent Miller Miller handed. No they were innocent of what they were convicted. He was still writing to the parole board urging that they be kept in prison. He didn't have a hand in putting want to specify that the operation was not totally as he didn't put them there. But he learned that they were innocent wrote the poll Perot to keep them there in order to protect the. The bureau's informant status of Whitey Bulger. And again, the only reason why this well, there's not only reason. But the reason is matters is that one of the investigators who discovered this and had the guts to report. This was the lawyer that bar has named today to investigate the investigation. John Durham, so that this is this this is why I making a deal about this. But again, I do Mr. Snerdley. I'm continuing them getting emails. I don't care. Resume Limbaugh won't results. Dude. I want revenge. I've been hearing resumes life. What does that gotten us? I'm sympathetic. I I think. It's hard for none of us are of Washington of well, some of you may be I I know that that this audience is wide and vast and has many people in Washington listening to it. But. Those of you who like me don't live there work there. Don't conduct our business there. We're not of Washington. And it is a different place. If is it's its own culture, it has its own identity, and because it's Washington because it's the national capital, these are people whose differences and patterns and culture, if you will is oriented toward running things, and I'm just I'm thinking that this what has happened here in this investigation. Has what the term would be. But but even inside Washington, I think what has happened. Here has really awakened a lot of people. I think because they know this thing was a fraud from the get-go, they know this thing was a political operation. They know it was not a criminal or counter Intel investigation. And I think it's for some people there. It's a step too far. I am assuming that the attorney general is one of these people who thinks this is way way way beyond what we do here. This is not what we do. We do not allow this department of Justice to become weaponize. The fact that it's going to become politicized as in escape -able because it's run out of the executive branch. The executive branch is led by the president who's elected by the people. He comes from one of the two parties. And he appoints people to serve in various positions. So it's going to have a political tent, but in terms of the execution of the job the execution of job responsibilities. The administration of Justice. Lifers in career people in the DOJ, many of them really buy into the idea that they should not having to do with politics. But that got up ended. I think the Obama administration Eric Holder was there specifically. To use the DOJ as a means of advancing the the Obama agenda and by the same token when when Democrats career Democrats in the DOJ have sought to use it. As a weapon to investigate or thwart the Republican agenda. But I think even within those confines what happened here is so far and above what has been tolerated before. Has this takes the cake? I mean, there never was a crime here. There never was any evidence here and the level of deception and lying to the American people the amount of money spent there are people who have been wiped out reputations destroyed and lives ruined in this that had nothing to do with anything. And would not have ever been prosecuted or charged were it not for the existence of this so-called investigation. The I think that's what we're watching. And there's going to be significant opposition to bar on this. There will be significant opposition John Durham, there will be people at try to thwart this the people that don't want to be exposed the many of them already have in many of them had been fired like strokes Merck and Lisa page, McCabe and call me. So we we shall see. Great to have your witnesses, always the phone number. If you want to be on the programs, eight hundred two eight two two eight two I wanna get back to audio soundbites before I leave this and move on to other things. Let's let's resume it here at audio sound bite. Number two. This is democrat Senator Bob Menendez. He was on CNN today with Alison Cammarata who said, by the way. Little story about it. Monday yesterday on CNN's new day co host Alison Cammarata disgust President Trump's proposed address from oh have you heard about this? Trump is going to give a speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on the fourth of July and media is outraged that he is going to politicize independence day. They can't stand there beside themselves with rage and anger that Trump is going to insert himself on independence day in our national celebrations. Alison Cammarata disgust Trump's propose speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial as part of the fourth of July celebration in Washington and she asked. Will Trump give a foaming at the mouth speech where people clamor for violence? Are these people deranged or what he said, you know, I'm just I'm just wondering what kind of speech would he give would he give presidential speech? Or would he give one of these foaming at the mouth speeches that we sometimes see at his rallies where they clamor, you know, the crowd they clamor for violence, like lock her up. Lock her up what miles ever happens at a Trump rally. And what violence ever happens after a Trump rally? What in the name of Sam hill is she talking about Trump clamoring for violence or his attendees clamoring for violence. But there beside themselves that Trump is the daddy to insert himself in a celebration of the nation's independence. How many other presidents have done this? The list is long. But she's worried about the things he might say. Well, he incite violence will people be marching to Jeff after the speech trying to put Hillary Clinton chains in March her to the nearest jail. Anyway, that's who was talking to Bob. Menendez this morning on CNN's news day question attorney, general bars launched a third investigation, basically investigating the investigators of the Trump teams ties to Russia. There weren't any. See how this goes on? There weren't any Trump ties to Russia. And we have on none other than Robert Muller as the source of thority there, but there's four hundred forty eight pages of innuendo four hundred and forty eight pages of mindless gossip and smears. In stark violation of department of Justice guidelines, so here she is talking to some guy who barely escaped his own trial. Bob menendez. So what do you think about this Senator has what what do you think of what bars doing here with the special lawyer is A-plus of the.
U.S. attorney to review Russia probe
"Attorney general William bar is directing federal prosecutor in Connecticut to investigate the origins of the Russia probe this led to special counsel Robert Muller's investigation. NPR's Carrie Johnson reports US attorney John Durham made his name prosecuting public corruption and organized crime. Now, the attorney general wants Durham to look into intelligence collecting activities in at the Trump campaign in twenty sixteen Bill bar has called that activity quote spying, but former FBI officials say the Russia probe was lawful. They point out the surveillance was approved by Justice department, lawyers and judges be inspector general has been investigating many of the same issues. His findings could become public in the next couple
"john durham" Discussed on AP News
"Appointed John Durham, the US attorney in Connecticut to investigate the origins of the Russian vestige and determine telling collections involving the Trump campaign was lawful and appropriate. The appointment comes about a month after bar told members of congress he believes spying did occur on the campaign while giving no details about what spying may have taken place. He appeared to be alluding to the F B I investigating a former Trump associate and its use of an informant while investigating a former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser terms investigation comes as Justice Department's inspector general is also looking into the origins of the Russia investigation. Big losses today in the markets. Dow dropping more than six hundred points amid the terrify between the US and China it's an escalation of the already damaging trade war between the world's biggest economies. China is fighting back by hiking tariffs on sixty billion dollars in American goods from coffee to spinach, the latest Harris from both sides won't kick in for a few weeks, giving them breathing room to reach a deal. President Trump tweeted Earlier China will be hurt very badly without one. I love the position we're in. He says a plans in the works to help American farmers hit hard by the trade battle. And he's repeating his claim that the tariffs will not hurt. American consumers, though. The White House's top economists acknowledges they and businesses will bear some costs. Saga megani? Washington. Three people are known dead. Three others are missing after two sightseeing flow planes collided today over southeast Alaska. The coast guard says ten of the people are hospitalized one in critical condition a total of sixteen people including fourteen passengers from the Royal Princess cruise ship were on those planes. This is a p. Radio news. Actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty to federal charges for her involvement in the college admissions cheating scandal, she admits paying fifteen thousand dollars to fix her daughters. SAT test answers prosecutors say they will recommend for months in prison. She faces sentencing in September. Doris day. When Hollywood's biggest stars in the fifties and sixties has died at ninety seven margins are a lot of with more. Sentimental journey was door. Stays I hit record. She also had hits with everybody loves a lover secret love, and whatever will be will be case awry, while she starred in such dramas as the man who knew too much she was known for fluffy romantic comedies, like pillow talk and the thrill of it all day said in a twenty eleven AP interview, she loved making those comedies. The film that I just love coming to work day was married. Four times devoted her later years to helping animals I'm Archie zaraleta? I'm Tim Maguire AP radio news at farmers insurance. We know every windshield collision.
"john durham" Discussed on WJR 760
"Gary McNamara. Thanks so much for being here. This morning. We do appreciate it as as always. Some interesting other stories out there attorney general William bar to appoint a US. Attorney assign a US attorney to look into government surveillance involving the Trump campaign. Yeah. This'll be interesting because you take it off of the desk, I have this assignment here. And it takes it off the desk. And this is this would be the US attorney for Connecticut. Connecticut, John Durham. And he's been assigned to this part. This you know, the the twenty sixteen beginnings of the whole Russia gate thing. And they're. What I'm wondering is about stuff. We don't know think about all the items we talked about the known items we've talked about on this program. For quite a while starting with over two years ago. Well, it wasn't starting with it. But a big chunk of it came the circa Sirkin news with John Solomon, and Sarah a quarter, delivering actual court documents and everything else. So if you look at some of those known items, I'm wondering what what they'll find that. We don't know about yet. And is this are those known items just the Kipp the proverbial ice Berg. I I have to believe there's an number of things where the dots aren't connected yet. And they're going to be connected. Very quickly in this case. You know, there was a great column. Byron York writing in the Washington Examiner about the actual FIS a warrant what we know. And just the way that he that the way that he wrote it what we know already about the visor warranty application, and why it was so flawed and how was wrong on everything. Right. And and I'm just gonna read a couple of paragraphs here. Because it's it's really it's it's just fascinating. He says the warranty application made a three point argument point one was at Russia was trying to influence in two thousand sixteen presidential election point, two was at Carter page had a history of involvement with Russia and the Russians point three page was a Russian agent conspiring with powerful Russian officials to influence the election. And as you writes point, one was true. Yeah. Russia was trying to influence presidential election point two page at history of involvement with Russia and the Russians that that was true point three that he was a Russian agent conspiring with powerful Russian officials to influence the election. That's where the application falls right off the rails. Well, that's the important part here because that's the part that gets you a secret warrant right now that you do business with Russia, right? And he goes on the the the the fact of. That even though parts of it are redacted, you still possible to make out just how grossly wrong the FBI was. And he talks about how the application explained how Russia had a long history of hostile intelligence activities, and the US intelligence authorities believe Russia was behind the hacking and release of the emails both from the DNC and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, it noted that page and energy consultant who had worked with Russia in the two thousands had once been targeted for recruitment by actual Russian agents who are later prosecuted page who was not accused of violating any lock watt birdied in the case and the application quoted from his earlier interviews with the FBI that was accurate. Said then the application moved onto twenty sixteen. And said the target of this application is Carter page an agent of a foreign power. The FBI believes that the Russian government's efforts are being coordinated with page, and perhaps other individuals associated with Donald Trump's campaign. And another point the application said the FBI believes page has been the subject of targeted recruitment by the Russian government. To undermine influence he outcome of the twenty sixteen US presidential election in violation of US criminal law. That's in the application. That's a serious charge. Right. And. At another point in the application. It said based on Russian government historical efforts to influence U S elections redacted and the information discuss Herron regarding Russia's coordination with Carter page to undermine and improperly and illegally influence in two thousand sixteen presidential election on none of that turned out to be true. After two years of investigation Muller never charged page with any wrongdoing in four hundred and forty eight pages. The Muller report did not alleged page was an agent of Russia. The investigation did not establish page coordinated with the Russian government in its efforts to interfere in the two thousand sixteen presidential election. The report said. The report said Muller, of course, also included the evidence did not establish. There was any conspiracy or coordination between Russia or anyone associated with Trump or any other American for that matter the FBI's assertion that page was Russian agent working with Russia to fix the election who's outright wrong to support its case. What did they use Eric the dossier? That's something that they didn't use the first time they've petitioned for a warrant on Carter pay. Well, because if you look at this in July twenty six here's what they write in July two thousand sixteen page traveled to Moscow to deliver a speech at the new economic school. That was actually true and was reported in the press at that time, then they said while in Moscow, the FBI said page had a secret meeting with a man named eager session. The head of the Russian energy giant row snapped the FBI said the two men discussed a quid pro quo deal of future, bilateral energy cooperation and exchange for lifting sanctions against Russia. That information right there came from the Steele dossier. At that point in the FIS application. The FBI noted that this information. Came from source one which was Christopher Steele. And on that right there that they had the secret meeting the FBI assesses source one to be reliable that was Christopher Steele. And also suggested the people who hired Steele might have a political motive, and we're likely looking for information that could be used to discredit Trump's campaign, regardless of the motivation, it appears. Yep. Guy was wrong on the simple fact that the meeting never took place next. The FBI said that page still on his Moscow trip met with the senior figure in the Russian government and Putin associate the two met secretly the FBI set in their agenda for the meeting included. Raising a dossier that the Kremlin possessed on Hillary Clinton and the possibility of it being released to candidate to Trump's campaign. The information also came from the dossier was attributed to steal. Impairs? The FBI was wrong again on that page divide can meeting that was the man's name. The Muller report never alleges that such a meeting took place, then there's two entirely blacked out pages. Followed by the FBI's allegation that that meeting took place which was false when the declassified part of the application resumed the FBI cited at twenty sixteen Washington Post article alleging in the FBI words had candidate one. That's Trump's campaign worked behind the scenes to make sure political party, the Republican party's platform would not call for giving weapons to the Ukraine to fight Russian and rebel forces contra contradicting the view of almost all political of a Republican party foreign policy leaders in Washington at the time, the FBI wrote the Republican party platform was a staple of Twitter and cable TV talk Muller investigated that at length and did not allege that it was part of any conspiracy or coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign and Carter page was not even them that at all. Finally, they use the 2016 Yahoo article that said the exact same thing and came from Christopher Steele, right? They did not know that it was steal. The guy noted the article referred to a well place. Western intelligence source. Who who who told Yahoo that page had met with both of those men that were previously reported, the well-placed western intelligence source was of course, Christopher Steele. But the FBI did not want to say that that it was that it's confidential human source was blabbing to the press. So when the footnote the bureau told the court that the FBI does not believe that source one steel directly provided the information to the press that was false the FBI was wrong in that too. After several blacked-out pages rounded out the application before the FBI reached its conclusion as discussed above. Here's was the final conclusion as discussed above the FBI believes page has been collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government, the bureau road based on the foregoing facts and circumstances yet BI submits that there is probable cause to believe that page knowingly engaged in clandestine intelligence activities, other than intelligence gathering activities for or on behalf of such worn powers and lonely conspires with other persons to engage in such activities, and therefore is an agent of a foreign power as defined by the law. That allegation was the heart of the Muller investigation and the special counsel did not allege that page or any other American was involved in what the FBI described. So what you got is from what we know. All the information to get the FIS a warrant. You've got those two redacted pages. They're completely redacted. But everything else it has not been redacted. Was based on the Steele dossier. That was false right now. 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"john durham" Discussed on AP News
"John Durham, the US attorney Connecticut to investigate the origins of the Russian Vesta Gatien and determine telling collections involving the Trump campaign was lawful and appropriate. The appointment comes about a month after bar told members of congress he believes buying did occur on the campaign while giving no details about what spying may have taken place. He appeared to be alluding to the F B I investigating a former Trump associate and its use of an informant while investigating a former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser terms investigation comes as the Justice Department's inspector general is also looking into the origins of the Russia investigation. Big losses today in the markets. Dow dropping more than six hundred points amid the terrify between the US and China it's an escalation of the already damaging trade war between the world's biggest con. Enemies. China is fighting back by hiking tariffs on sixty billion dollars in American goods from coffee to spinach, the latest Harris from both sides won't kick in for a few weeks, giving them breathing room to reach a deal. President Trump tweeted Earlier China will be hurt very badly without one. I love the position we're in. He says a plans in the works to help American farmers hit hard by the trade battle. And he's repeating his claim that the tariffs will not hurt. American consumers, though, the lighthouses top economists acknowledges they and businesses will bear some costs. Saga megani? Washington. Three people are known dead. Three others are missing after two sightseeing flow planes collided today over southeast Alaska. The coast guard says ten of the people are hospitalized one in critical condition a total of sixteen people including fourteen passengers from the Royal Princess cruise ship were on those planes. This is a p. Radio news. Actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty to federal charges for her involvement in the college admissions cheating scandal, she admits paying fifteen thousand dollars to fix her daughters. SAT test answers prosecutors say they will recommend four months in prison. She faces sentencing in September Doris day when Hollywood's biggest stars in the fifties and sixties has died at ninety seven Margie zaraleta with more. Man sentimental journey was Doris day's I hit record. She also had hits with everybody loves a lover secret love, and whatever will be will be case arrests era, while she started in such dramas as the man who knew too much she was known for fluffy romantic comedies, like pillow talk and the thrill of it all day said in a twenty eleven AP interview, she loved making those comedies. In the film that I just love coming to work day was married. Four times and devoted her later years to helping animals I'm Archie zaraleta? I'm Tim Maguire AP radio news..
"john durham" Discussed on AP News
"Appointed John Durham, the US attorney in Connecticut to investigate the origins of the Russian vestige and determine if in telling collections involving the Trump campaign was lawful and appropriate. The appointment comes about a month after bar told members of congress he believes spying did occur on the campaign giving no details about what spying may have taken place. He appeared to be alluding to the FBI investigating of a former Trump associate and its use of an informant while investigating a former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser terms investigation comes as the Justice Department's inspector general is also looking into the origins of the Russia investigation. Big losses today in the markets. Dow dropping more than six hundred points amid the terrify between the US and China, it's an esscalation of the already damaging trade war between the world's biggest economies. China is fighting back by hiking tariffs on sixty billion dollars in American goods from coffee to spinach, the latest Harris from both sides won't kick in for a few weeks, giving them breathing room to reach a deal. President Trump tweeted Earlier China will be hurt very badly without one. I love the position we're in. He says a plans in the works to help American farmers hit hard by the trade battle. And he's repeating his claim that the tariffs will not hurt. American consumers, though. The White House is top economists acknowledges they and businesses will bear some costs. Saga megani? Washington. Three people are known dead. Three others are missing after two sightseeing flow planes collided today over southeast Alaska. The coast guard says ten of the people are hospitalized one in critical condition a total of sixteen people including fourteen passengers from the Royal Princess cruise ship were on those planes. This is a p. Radio news. Actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty to federal charges for her involvement in the college admissions cheating scandal, she admits to paying fifteen thousand dollars to fix her daughters. SAT test answers prosecutors say they will recommend four months in prison. She faces sentencing in September. Doris day. When Hollywood's biggest stars in the fifties and sixties has died at ninety seven Margie zaraleta with more. Sentimental journey was Doris day's I hit record. She also had hits with everybody loves a lover secret love, and whatever will be will be case Araya while she started in such dramas as the man who knew too much she was known for fluffy romantic comedies, like pillow talk in the thrill of it all day said in a twenty eleven AP interview, she loved making those comedies. Films that I just love coming to work day was married. Four times devoted her later years to helping animals I'm Archie zaraleta? I'm Tim Maguire AP radio news..
"john durham" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"On anyone's name could certainly had players last year and say well Bonzi Colson getting his hands on a lot of shots the shop, but to have John Durham white things out in the middle lane. We haven't really seen that much. Going with the basketball now over to a hail a hail to the Saint Saint has the ball knocked away gets it back up top. Now Ferguson's d three pointers good. You'll give him that. He was just in front of the shamrock there to make it seventy two forty. With the basketball now hub hub left side. Pflueger Pflueger tried to get it into Durham. And now he does pass was deflected out to hub underneath right blocked. Mooney gets the ball knocked out of his hands and innovate hands of Boeing Boeing now on over the Ferguson, Ferguson feeling it, but they cut him off. So now in the corner, the shot is taken a misfire hail follows his own shot back up to Ferguson, you could tell he wants to shoot the ball. Now, he drives down the lane. And we've got a arm bar foul against the Irish. Just a little bit overzealous. But you like to see the energy like to see the effort there again. I think it's just gonna take everyone some getting used to these these quick whistles this year. That's hubs fourth foul. So he is out inbounds pass by USC comes on into Boeing. Bowen up top now to a hail hail now back to Ferguson the Boeing between the circles right side of HALE now to the Saint he throws it back out to travel Washington, the freshman out of San Bernardino, California. Now, Ferguson has it with nine seconds on the clock. Top of the.