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Top intelligence office informs congressional committees it'll no longer brief in-person on election security
"Trump's intelligence chief on Sunday defended his decision to cease in person congressional briefings on election security. While Democrats said, the move would suppress critical information about foreign election meddling and warned they may subpoena testimony. John Ratcliffe the president's new director of National Intelligence, and to close trump ally accused US lawmakers of leaking classified information from July thirty first briefing to promote what he called false narratives that somehow Russia is a greater national security threat than China. Ratcliffe is a former lawmaker who ended trump during the congressional probes into Russian efforts to influence the two thousand sixteen election. Democratic lawmakers accused Ratcliffe of trying to block them from questioning intelligence officials in a bid to conceal information on how Russia has been interfering in the twenty twenty presidential election to help trump as it did in two thousand sixteen, the intelligence community has warned that Russia is trying to denigrate trump's twenty twenty democratic opponents, Joe Biden, and the Iran and China also trying to so disinformation Democratic senator. Amy Klobuchar. A former presidential candidate said Ratcliffe cliffs decision was an outrage at a time when multiple foreign governments trying to break into the November election and that it was crazy that the house may be forced to subpoena him. Trump has recently admitted that China doesn't want him to win. The election is refused to criticise. Russia. For multiple crimes that have been accused of against the United. States.
Democrats Blast End Of In-Person Election Security Briefings
"That national intelligence director announced a major shift on election security Nicole. Killian is at the White, house. Everybody. With sixty six days to go until election day CBS News has learned the Office of the Director of National Intelligence will no longer brief members of Congress in person about elections security and will instead do it in writing in a letter to lawmakers director John Ratcliffe wrote I. Believe this approach helps ensure to the maximum extent possible that the Information Odeon I provides the congress is not misunderstood nor politicized house. Democrats called it a shocking abdication of its lawful responsibility with intelligence chairman Adam. Schiff. tweeting the administration clearly does not one congress or the country informed of what brushes doing Jeff leakers on the committee. Obviously, liquors that are doing bad things the developments come as the president and Democratic rival Joe Biden pivot to campaign mode following back to back
"john ratcliffe" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"Go anywhere in front of a large crowd without making it about campaigning president trump travels to Michigan a battleground state grappling with both the coronavirus crisis and historic floods it's Thursday may twenty first and this is All Things Considered from NPR news I'm Mary Louise Kelly and I'm ari Shapiro ahead this hour we speak with one Michigan resident who was forced to evacuate now back home and pumping water from her basement I feel non today in the mall sold I worry more about while also is more people are getting tested for corona virus antibodies how to interpret the results at some point we have to resume life again based on this test I feel like we have a bit of security and what's it like to end up with you on musk's old cell phone number we meet a woman who knows first hand first the news live from NPR news in Washington I'm winter Johnston president trump continues to push back against a mail in voting at head of the November election many states have put a stop to in person voting because of health concerns over the corona virus speaking to reporters outside of the White House today trump said he would support it in some cases we don't want them to do mail in ballots we don't want anyone to do a valid ballots now if somebody has to mail it in because they're sick four by the way because they live in the White House and they have devoted Florida they will be in Florida there's a reason for it that's okay trump has repeatedly alleged without evidence that mail in voting leads to election fraud the president voted by mail in Florida's Republican presidential primary in March the Senate has voted along party lines to confirm Texas congressman John Ratcliffe to become the country's next director of national intelligence NPR's Greg Myre reports reckless it is an outspoken supporter of president trump John Ratcliffe is the fourth director of national intelligence in less than a year the reckless has limited experience in national security he'll now oversee all seventeen U. S. intelligence agencies he takes over at a sensitive moment US China tensions are rising over the corona virus pandemic in many U. S. officials are warning about renewed Russian attempts to interfere in the presidential election this fall Democrats strongly objected to rack cliffs describing him as a trump loyalist who lacks a deep background in national security but the Republican majority in the Senate didn't need democratic support to confirm him Greg my reach NPR news Washington the trump administration is asking Planned Parenthood affiliates around the country to return that millions of dollars in emergency loans NPR's Sarah McCammon reports the small business and ministration says the organization has too many employees to qualify for a program to keep workers on payroll during the corona virus pandemic in letters obtained by NPR the SBA tells local Planned Parenthood affiliates they're not eligible for the federal paycheck protection program Planned Parenthood officials say its local affiliates not the larger national organization applied for and received the funds Jessica Abraham says a government contract lawyer she says the rules are unclear they keep changing the rules right Sir entities that qualify three weeks ago may not qualified today so it's not really cool there's a lot of confusion a lot of concern according to the agency Planned Parenthood affiliates have applied for more than eighty million dollars in forgivable loans some Republican senators are calling for an investigation Jeremy Kamin NPR news Washington at the close on Wall Street the Dow was down one hundred one points this is NPR news in Washington Ohio says it's canceling it stayed fair to limit further spread of the corona virus Paige Pfleger from member station WOSU reports it's the first time the event has been canceled in more than seventy years the Ohio state fair is one of the largest in the country drawing nearly one million people to Columbus even contributes millions of dollars to the economy and is a showcase for the state's agriculture industry Virgil Strickler is the fair's general manager it hurts me for for canceling but it's the right thing to do it's the same that score protect all high winds that would come to our fair and anybody else there's for once the last time the fair was canceled was during World War two the very first Ohio state fair in eighteen forty nine was canceled due to a cholera outbreak for NPR news I'm peach flavor in Columbus New York governor Andrew Cuomo is urging residents to take extra precautions ahead of the Memorial Day weekend the governor says state beaches will begin re opening on Friday but with restrictions and that the corona virus pandemic primarily fifty percent capacity and then social distancing on the beach no contact activities obviously social distancing will be enforced Cuomo also announced today that schools in New York state will be required to hold it summer sessions online he says it's still.
Divided Senate confirms Ratcliffe as intelligence chief
"A divided Senate confirms a former congressman the service president trump's new director of national intelligence former Texas Republican congressman John Ratcliffe has been approved by the Senate on a slim forty nine forty four vote as director of national intelligence the last Senate confirmed intelligence director was former Indiana senator Dan coats who was popular with his former colleagues in Congress but left the post last summer after clashing with president trump Rockliff replaces acting director Richard Grinnell who is trump's ambassador to Germany despite voting as a bloc against him Democrats allowed a quick vote on Radcliffe dropping their usual procedural delays in a show that they preferred him over Grinnell timid wire Washington
Ratcliffe slated to be confirmed Thursday to lead intelligence community under fire
"There will be divided vote today at the Senate fox's Rachel Sutherland has more live in the full Senate is expected to confirm congressman John Ratcliffe is an extractor of national intelligence most Democrats are expected to vote no over concerns about this is it's in perceived loyalty to president trump during his confirmation hearing reckless bound to be an independent voice for the intelligence community he would replace former TNI Dan coats who left the post last summer Roger Goodell's was serving as acting
Senate speeds up confirmation vote for intelligence director
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting the Senate is set to vote on the nomination of John Radcliffe to head the U. S. intelligence community a confirmation vote on the nomination of representative John Ratcliffe to be director of national intelligence has been fast tracked in the Senate the voters coming Thursday Radcliffe who sits on the house intelligence judiciary and ethics committees was a member of president Donald trump's impeachment advisory team last fall while Senate Democrats are expected to vote against Radcliffe however with members of both parties wanting a Senate confirmed nominee on the job Democrats are not objecting to a quick vote before senators leave town the Senate will not be in session next week Mike Rossio Washington
Senate speeds up confirmation vote for intelligence director
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting the Senate will vote Thursday on the nominee for director of national intelligence the Senate will vote Thursday on the nomination of representative John Ratcliffe to be director of national intelligence right click for Republican from Texas would replace Dan coats who left in August after being fired by president Donald Trump it's been a roller coaster ride for Radcliffe to this point originally nominated by trump last summer he withdrew after some Senate Republicans raised concerns about his experience trump then dominated Radcliffe again in February the Senate intelligence committee approved Radcliffe nomination Tuesday on an eight seven party line vote according to a committee aide Mike Crossey out Washington
"john ratcliffe" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Yes see of thirty nine if you were to receive credible evidence as deny that individual was undermining icy objectively and furthering agenda. Would you immediately removed individual? Yes and De will you or any of your staff emplo impose a political litmus test for icy employees? No finally if confirmed would you? Reassure your workforce that loyalty tests are not allowed with the IC. I won't if such occurs. Would you commit to informing Congressional Intelligence Committee committees and immediately stopping such efforts? I would thank you next question. Can you give me a case where you have ever publicly differed with this president? Yes please do briefly gamble. I can think of most recently was. I think it was October. The president's decision to withdraw troops from Syria there was a a resolution considered regarding daddy issue. that I supported that I think was referred to by some as a rebuke of the president. I think I think I think I'm right on the specifics of that. I'm sure there are. I don't recall any as I'm sitting here in your position as a member of the House intelligence committee or as the nominee for deny. Have you seen any intelligence that finds with high confidence? Were any confidence for that matter. That the corona virus originated in a lab in Wuhan rather than the market. I have not thank you. You can fight go ahead. I only wanted to caveat in the sense of because of the pandemic I want to say that the last classified briefing I had was sometime in. It's been awhile since I've had a classified briefing on the crow virus. Pandemic that's accurate macabbi. That's the answer that I gave this morning myself. You like me. You have not seen any intelligence product indicates. I have not thank you. You took the oath this morning from the chair and said You will agree to appear and share information with the committee. Will you appear before this committee if the president or an official in the White House tells you not to of course and you will bring us? I think there's been some the worldwide threat hearing when I am not again. Not Caveat and say You gave her the right answer. I I wouldn't qualify and I'll leave it alone but the point was I want to make sure we were talking about to appear in connection with a worldwide threat here. No I'm talking about just this committee request. Your attendance to testify in the White House. Says do not go will euch honor the oath you took this morning. I will I will. I understood the question properly. Thank you. The president has stated that he feels that so called enhanced interrogation such as waterboarding has value in produces valuable results. John McCain has said repeatedly that it does not who do you agree with McCain or the President I follow the law always follow the law? And so you belong ordering is a violation of the anti-torture law my understanding that the law makes clear in several places that torture is illegal and and and that would be That would be the financing in the army field manual and this has nothing to do with your personal opinion. You're you're simply saying I'll follow the law. But if the law was changed to allow waterboarding or or other forms of torture would you say that was okay? I I think the obligation that I have. Senator is to follow the law The constitution law of the country is the oath that I take in any role as deny as a member of Congress. I don't WanNa get into policy decisions about. Which deny should not be involved in. I'm a policymaker now but you're considering me for role where I would not be making policy or I would I would follow the law as legislators create laws or as the Supreme Court interprets those laws. Thank you one final question in your if you were running for reelection and your campaign manager shared pulling data which included cross tabs and detailed information about where your campaign stood with a with an agent of a foreign government. Would you believe that was okay? No thank much of what we know about. The virus is the result of publicly reported information or social media evidence from Wuhan in the early days and so forth. How critical is the role of that kind of unclassified public information in the analysis that our intelligence committee should be conducting? It's vitally important. I think one of the things that we're seeing is oh sent or open source. Intelligence is increasingly valuable and we need to find ways to make sure that we're collecting it and analyzing a huge because it's large sets of data that we need to be processing there and so it's a challenge but it's a it's a tremendous source of information and should be utilized by the intelligence community going forward. I couldn't agree more. I think there's always a bias towards thinking it. If a secret is not stolen through clandestine means than it's not valuable information when all of these pieces of information whether we're talking about the Chinese corona virus or what Russia is up to in Europe or Ron's nuclear program stitch together into a mosaic mosaic. Usually is a question of circumstantial evidence that you can use commonsense to reach the best conclusion. Not Direct Evidence. Not conclusive proof. You want to respond. I was just GonNa say to give you an example of how we might sort of forward looking on this issue open source intelligence. If we used open source intelligence tools we may be able to get earlier. Warnings around pandemics like this viruses like this as their as their beginning. So those are the types of when I was referring to how the intelligence community can can leverage open source information. That's what I was referring to last week. The Acting Director of National Intelligence released a statement saying the intelligence community will continue to rigorously examined emerging information and intelligence to determine whether the outbreak began through contact with infected animals or if it was a result of an accident at a laboratory. Wuhan The New York Times subsequently reported that senior National Security Official National Security Council officials urge the intelligence community to collect additional information to the extent possible on the origin and cause of the Wuhan Pandemic The New York Times and other media outlets have somehow suggested that would be inappropriate. Is it inappropriate for the president to set collection priorities on? What he thinks is urgent national questions and for. Us deny to drive those priorities as best you can given the fact that our intelligence officers are able to gather that would be appropriate. Senators congressman the. Us intelligence community has an important role in morning. Our leaders about pandemics cove in nineteen because outbreaks of course and not just a public health matter but also a matter of national security based on public statements and reporting alone. Do you believe that president trump has accurately conveyed the severity of the threat of covert nineteen to the American people? Are you saying presently? We are in the midst of the pandemic presently correct so repeat the question because I guess I'm misunderstanding. I'm sorry has he. Accurately reflected the status of the pandemic conveyed the severity of the pandemic. Yes as he accurately conveyed verity of covert nineteen to the American people. I believe so you do. What would you do if confirmed if you believed? The president was not taking the warnings from the intelligence community. Seriously senator the intelligence that that I would deliver as the director of National Intelligence. The statements that The president said this. None of those things will influence the intelligence that I deliver to this committee and the committee in the House and members of Congress. I made the point in my opening. This is one of the highest. The first priorities is getting answers to the American people who deserve answers and you do as a as a member of the oversight committee and I do if I'm still a member of the Oversight Committee and whatever those answers are Senator. You will get them. They won't be shaded regardless of what anyone says. I will say this One of the things that I've learned as a nominee is that members of the intelligence community will tell you things that they wouldn't tell you. As a as an oversight as an overseer of intelligence and the thing that I want to clear to all the members here is the concern of the of the men and women in the intelligence community is they don't WanNa be leveraged by anyone on either side of the aisle and with all due respect Sir in my experience being on the Intelligence Committee the United States Senate. The intelligence community is a community has been pretty forthright with us when we ask them questions. In Our role of oversight. So what exactly are you referring to just saying the perspective as the conversation that I've had over the past few months as I've been considered for this I've had exposure to a lot of intelligence community members who have just expressed the sentiment that they want to do their job. They want to deliver the best intelligence. And they don't want to be leveraged from anyone on either side of the aisle. That was the only point I wasn't wasn't directed at you. Senator at all. I didn't take it that way. Okay Okay and then the. A in it's in our forth report on Russian interference in should the two thousand sixteen election. This committee has once again. Reaffirmed the unanimous consensus of seventeen intelligence agencies. That Russia interfered with the aim of benefitting then candidate trumps political campaign however you and other allies of the president have sought to cast doubt on the consensus conclusions raising concerns for many of us about your ability to be unbiased which is a necessity to head the Diana will you accept the intelligence provided to you by the men and women of the intelligence community no matter your personal beliefs and do you accept. The findings of the Intelligence Committee commit community as it relates to the Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen presidential election. So to your first question. I will accept to the second question about specific to Russia. Twenty seventeen plenty. Sixteen I'm sorry. Two Thousand Sixteen Earlier in the I made the point that I respect both committees. I think there's a difference of opinion between the House Intelligence Committee and this committee in terms of one specific. Finding I wasn't on the as you point out. I was not on the house. Intelligence Committee at the time of that respectable committees But I haven't seen the underlying intelligence with respect to that one. Finding you touched on point with senator cotton. I'd like to follow up that I think is critically important and the term. I use this conclusion shopping. It's in the nature of any executive to want to be told that intelligence supports whatever policy direction. They want to go in and the this is a constant struggle. It goes back. I don't care whether the president is John F. Kennedy at in Vietnam or Lyndon Johnson in Vietnam George W Bush had welcomes weapons of mass destruction. This is a this is a human nature problem the king said who will rid me of this meddlesome priest and a couple of nights went and killed Beckett. The president doesn't have to give an order. That's my concern and and that's where it worries me that the president apparently has been pressing the intelligence community to find what he wants them to find. The question should be where the virus come from. Not Don't you think it came from a lab? Do you see a distinction. I'm trying to make and why this is so crucial in. It's crucial to the president or herself. Because if they taint the intelligence before it gets to them they're GONNA make bad decisions and we're protecting. The president themselves by by guarding against this Human Nature Problem. Every executive wants to hear what they want to hear. Every person that works for that executive wants.
In push for normalcy, industries, nations test the waters
"Hi IMF Mike Rossi managing a reporting director crystalline president trump's nominee Georgia to head says national it's the intelligence worst crisis faces since questions the Great at Depression a Senate confirmation but the thesis hearing more than the Senate that intelligence committee because held a confirmation it hearing is Tuesday a combination for president of the Donald health trump's crises nominee for and national an intelligence economic shock director in an Republican interview with representative Britain's independent John Ratcliffe television of Texas news the sought IMF to assure chief the says panel it's a real he would puzzle not be normally unduly influenced in a crisis by the president's we will my loyalty boost is spending to the constitution could now we and are telling the rule of people law don't go and up I have don't made spend that very clear your to jabber everyone tells including I. T. the N. president governments but senator must support mark Warner health the systems ranking Democrat and on plan the committee for said recovery I still have while helping businesses some of and the same households doubts now to sustain through if the next I had couple of months back in other in August words after massive the hearing senator fiscal Richard Burr injection who chairs the I'm committee Ben Thomas promised a quick vote on the nomination Mike Crossey at Washington
Intel nominee faces skeptics, vows to resist Trump pressure
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting president trump's nominee to head national intelligence faces questions at a Senate confirmation hearing the Senate intelligence committee held a confirmation hearing Tuesday for president Donald trump's nominee for national intelligence director Republican representative John Ratcliffe of Texas sought to assure the panel he would not be unduly influenced by the president's my loyalty is to the constitution and the rule of law and I have made that very clear to everyone including the president but senator mark Warner the ranking Democrat on the committee said I still have some of the same doubts now if I had back in August after the hearing senator Richard Burr who chairs the committee promised a quick vote on the nomination Mike Crossey at Washington
Trump's pick to lead intelligence community defends background
"In his first television interview since the announcement. Texas Congressman Republican. John Ratcliffe push back against charges. He's not qualified to lead the intelligence agencies handling national security issues as far back as two thousand five but critics say you've never held a job in the intelligence community. I think what we've seen. Is that some of our most experienced. Intelligence officials have gotten the wrong with respect to important issues. I want you to respond to critics who say president trump puts loyalty ahead of experience my experience as a US attorney on national security issues as a legislator almost exclusively in these areas that was important him. Loyalty what we've talked about is my loyalty to. The constitution was a passionate defender of the president during the Russia. Probe more recently impeachment. He was among the first deflategate regularities in the surveillance of trump campaign aide. I've had a very public role and I've demonstrated that I've been right on. Some of these. Most important issues rang cliff was tap last summer for the job but it was withdrawn after allegations. He padded his resume. What's changed my reconsidered. Because the president asked me and I think when the president asks you to do something for your country you look at that just because someone in your business accuses. You doesn't make it true. The Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Adam Schiff called him unqualified. Can you get through the confirmation process? I think that I'll have the support of all Republicans at the end of the day. I'm going to work hard to convince at least some of my democratic colleagues on the other side of the Aisle Congressman Radcliffe tells CBS News. He expects the confirmation process to move quickly if confirmed Radcliffe said one priority is ensuring. The intelligence community becomes entirely a
Trump nominates Rep. John Ratcliffe as Director of National Intelligence
"President trump is pick Texas congressman John Ratcliffe to be director of national intelligence he was chosen for the job last summer but withdrew his name I make complaints about his
Trump Taps John Ratcliffe for Director of National Intelligence
"It appears trump does plan to use a lot of ratcliffe announcing today that he will nominate Ratcliffe for Director of National Intelligence. Now ratcliffe name sounds familiar. It's because trump did this get and he did. He did this before he was nominated by trump for the same job last July and that nomination was pulled in early August because there was not enough support in the Senate among Republicans over concerns over rat cliffs credentials House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi responded to the nomination. In a statement saying quote Congressman Ratcliffe has shown an unacceptable embrace of conspiracy theories and clear disrespect and distrust of our law enforcement and Intelligence Patriots. That disqualify him from leading American intelligence community. We call upon the Senate to remember that they take an oath to protect America. Not The president and vote against this nomination joining me now. Representative Roger Christner Mortiz a Democrat from Illinois. A member of the House Permanent Select Cup Select Committee on intelligence with John. Ratcliffe UP Congressman. Good to see you again. This one's tricky side. John Ratcliffe for a second. There's a guy he's a guy who's GONNA have trouble getting confirmed there are Republicans have serious concerns and we can talk in a minute. About what the reasons for those concerns are however he's actually going to have trouble getting confirmed the president's other guy who put into place. Richard Grenell is also widely thought to be not qualified to be the director of National Intelligence. But he can only keep the job until March eleventh unless Ratcliffe doesn't get nominated anytime. Soon in which case Greg Elkins Day on the job. So there's some trickery involved here right right. It's something called the Federal Vacancies. Act And perhaps your audience already knows about it. But basically this act enables Grenell to stay for as long as the nomination is pending and then if it fails for another two hundred ten days so practically another seven months after that and then the president could nominate another person and so while we might succeed in other words. This is what the president does got a lot of acting people and he likes exactly he he does. And and Mr Grenell in particular Is is considered to be a political hack and the reason why people are so upset about Mr Grenell In part is that he is basically going to be administering a loyalty test to all the people in the intelligence community whom the president suspects as being part of the deep state and this review is going to basically happen during the pendency of this nomination of Mr Ratcliffe and maybe beyond and grave damage could be done not only to the intelligence community but our national security in the meantime right. And here's the issue and I want to remind people about the history behind the director of National Intelligence and the intelligence problems that contributed to nine eleven. Right there was. There's some thinking and I want to Monday morning quarterback but there's some thinking that if all our intelligence organizations had shared their information properly we might have been able to prevent nine eleven. The director of national television's is the person who's supposed to do that. They should be the best informed. Smartest most qualified person in this country. Correct and that does not seem to be a priority to this president. No and and this kind of takes us to pivot point right now which is Is Is the intelligence community going to be led by someone who lives in the world of truth or is it going to be someone who lives in the world of propaganda and in the world of propaganda? You Know Truth Tellers are silenced and political loyalties are rewarded. But we know what that world looks like. We don't have to look further than China and the Corona Corona virus. China is a world of propaganda silence. The critics say silence the truth tellers and now they helped spawn a global pandemic. That's going to kill a lot of people unfortunately and heard a lot of hurt a lot of Americans too so this is why this is a consequence of lying. A little under the radar. But I think this is a a remarkable importance. I'm glad you join me tonight. To talk about a congressman Roger Crystal Mosey. Thank you as always
Trump Nominates John Ratcliffe To Be Director of National Intelligence
"President trump has again naming congressman John Ratcliffe for the position of director of national intelligence to oversee seventeen US agency in a tweet earlier Mr trump says quote I am pleased to announce the nomination of representative reckless to be the director of national intelligence would have completed the process earlier but John wanted to wait until after the IG report was finished John is a man of great talent unquote the president had nominated the two term Republican congressman from Texas last summer at that time the president's subsequently withdrew the nomination amid some questions about reckless qualifications for the job in the field of intelligence George ones on a
Trump nominates Rep. John Ratcliffe as Director of National Intelligence
"President trump is nominating North Texas Republican congressman John Ratcliffe to be the director of national intelligence Stephen after Rudy is an intelligence analyst for the federation of American scientists he says some members of the intelligence community are worried about this nomination the concern is that congressman Ratcliffe whatever his merits might be is not an intelligence professional he is a political part of the president trump had originally nominated Radcliffe for the job last year but then withdrew his name amid growing questions about reckless
Trump nominates John Ratcliffe to be the new Director of National Intelligence
"President trump announced his nominee for director of national intelligence this evening this is new on Twitter this afternoon the president says he wants congressman John Ratcliffe of Texas to take the role it's the second time he's been nominated for the job WTOP national security correspondent JJ green has this is the second time around and a part of the problem the first time around was there was bipartisan concern about him padding his resume and so him being back in this situation again begs the question what's going to be different what is the change after his first nomination for the post some Democrats and Republicans also criticized Radcliffe for having little experience in the
"john ratcliffe" Discussed on WTOP
"President trump nominated Texas Republican congressman John Ratcliffe as the next director of national intelligence this is not the first time Radcliffe's name has been associated with the job in July the president announced Radcliffe for the job but then he pulled the nomination over accusations Radcliffe embellished parts of his resume well joining us live to talk more about a WTOP national security correspondent JJ green J. J. for a lot of folks might need their memories refreshed who is John Radcliffe yeah he just said that he's a congressman from Texas from the Eastern District of Texas stand down he was the nominee for this position last July from the president but that nomination had to be pulled because of some embellishment as you said Hillary of his resume and one of the interesting developments here is that this is the second time around and a part of the problem the first time around was there was bipartisan concern about him padding his resume and so him being back in this situation again begs the question what's going to be different what is the change he was very vocal very vocal proponent in the president's corner during the impeachment hearings so there are many who were wondering whether or not he's going to be essentially a person who makes changes there based on what it is the president wants as opposed to what the intelligence community wants if he gets the job of course there was also some bipartisan concern last time over what people thought might be his lack of qualifications so what are his go ations regarding national extra security experience well he does have national security experience because in two thousand four he was appointed by president George W. bush he was the chief of anti terrorism and national security for that Eastern District of Texas and he was later U. S. attorney there so there is some intelligence experience some national security experience the question some might have is is it the right kind for the office of the director of the national director of national intelligence considering what their mandate is and how big that operation is yeah we we talked about the the resume problems last time around we do you have any insight on you know what's what's all this items word that that might have been to the disqualifier last time around my memory is fuzzy on that but there was some then and there were some questions about what exactly he did and what exactly took place so this is sure to come up again and all of our memories will be refreshed because being the nominee he's going to have to go through this nomination process again and is probably going to be done in a very public way considering where we are with the D. N. I.'s office right now JG thanks so much you're welcome WTOP national security correspondent JJ green will talk national spring training next six fourteen message and data rates may apply individual results very exclusions apply contacts and glasses are such a hassle I'd love to finally get lay sick but I'm going to stop you right there if.
Trump eyes 2 House Republicans for impeachment legal team
"Republican house members John Ratcliffe and Jim Jordan are being considered for roles on president Donald trump's defense team for the upcoming Senate impeachment trial according to a person familiar with the discussions who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal conversations final decision is not been made mode of both are known for their advocacy of the president on Capitol Hill and on television and we're aggressive questioners of witnesses in the house impeachment proceedings the defense team already includes White House counsel Pat chip chip baloney trump's personal lawyer Jay Sekulow is also expected to have a
Top intelligence official leaving her post
"We go president trump confirm this evening the deputy director of national intelligence to Gordon is resigning effective next week it is the latest shake up at the top of US intelligence agencies Dan coats the director of national intelligence is also leaving his post next week congressman John Ratcliffe withdrew from consideration to be the next day and I after concerns he inflated his resume and did not have enough intelligence experience it is unclear who will be named acting had the job oversees the nation's seventeen intelligence
John Ratcliffe out as Trump's pick to be director
"New concerns over the vetting process for trump administration officials president trump's pick for national intelligence director tex Texas congressman John Radcliffe withdrawing from the consideration for that job ABC's cura Phillips says the president is blaming the press for problems with the nomination president acknowledged to me that when it comes to national intelligence Radcliffe quote wasn't in that world that much the president also telling me that he's now considering three very well known people for the job and that the vetting process won't be an issue because they're already within the Intel community no word yet on who that
"john ratcliffe" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Who I know is on the Pacific coast tonight we thank you as always general for joining us on our broadcast tonight and coming up when we come back a guy fairly considered to be on the president's home team deciding to step in and correct the president when the eleventh hour continue <music> last thing before we go tonight? We won't keep you long. We know you're anxious. Start the weekend but these tariffs. You're going to be hearing a lot more about tariffs as the next round of them approaches at the end of this month. We've all heard commercials for various companies who say they pass along the savings to the consumer. Will tariffs are the opposite visit of that companies pass along the cost of tariffs and this theme played out on Fox News today. We're going to pick up this clip with the president's residents comments prior to departure from the South Lawn where he mixed China and American farmers and tariffs all into one word salad what followed by Neil Cavuto Fox who apparently had enough of this talk any amount that China's sucks out. We're making up pat the billions of dollars that will take it in remember. This country is take it in billions and billions of dollars from China we never took in ten percents from China and out of that many billions of dollars we're taking a part of it and giving it to the farmers because they've been targeted by Jonah the farmers they come out totally totally all so you interviewed the wrong in the beginning here but just to be clarifying Air China paying these these towers you are you know it directly and sometimes directly passed along to you through distributors and their counterparts in the United States who by the stuff from the Chinese and then have to pay these surcharges. I'm not the Chinese government or China particularly didn't quite understand what he was saying about. The evaluation that is costing China be that as it may <hes> this latest round of tariffs that kick in September one on three hundred billion dollars worth of goods at ten percent that will most directly be felt by consumers directly because that that happens pins on almost entirely consumer items rather than industrial related items but just wanted to clarify that governments don't these things you do one way or or another so neil cavuto on tariffs to end an eventful week for us and bring on the first of five precious August weekends and after that of course it's basically thanksgiving. That is our broadcast for this Friday night and indeed for this week. Thank you so much for being here with us and good good night from our N._B._C. News headquarters here in New York. Hey It's Chris Saves from M._S._N._B._C.. Every day. I come to the office and we make television. Show an everyday I think to myself there's so much more I want to talk about and so this is our podcast. It's called. Why is this happening and the whole idea behind it is
"john ratcliffe" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront
"Next the president abandoned since pick to be the country's top intelligence official after bipartisan outrage as another Republican Congress calls it quits tonight is trump's party starting to turn or not Baltimore Pastor praised by the president has a message for trump. After the president called the city rodent infested. He's out front and the president escalating trade war with China issuing a new threat as Americans consumers pay the price strikes. Let's go out and good evening. I'm Erin Burnett out front tonight. Going down in flames. President trump's nominee to lead the U._S. U._S.. Intelligence community has picked for the Director of National Intelligence is done congressman. John ratcliffe forced to withdraw felt that had congressman radcliff was treated very unfairly. He's just too good. He doesn't deserve it trump blaming the media but the truth is that Republican Republican Senators had serious concerns about Ratcliffe Qualifications G._O._P.. Leadership never came out to support his nomination G._O._P.. Members called the trump White House to express express their concerns because it wasn't qualifications that got ratcliffe the nomination it was ratcliffe impassioned defense of President Trump in the muller hearing Americans need to know this as they listen to the Democrats and Socialists on the other side of the aisle as they do dramatic readings from this report the volume two of this report was not authorized under the law to be written. It's all part of what one G._O._P.. Source Tonight calls trump's S. H.. I. Blank Show and that's a quote. According to the source Republicans are all tired of trying to defend the S. H.. I. Blank Show another part that show today trump loading at the news that Congressman Elijah Cummings home was broken into the president's tweet quote really bad news exclamation point the Baltimore House of Elijah Cummings was robbed opt to bad this just days after the president's tweet rant against Cummings where you called Cummings a racist and called the Congressman's Baltimore district a disgusting ousting rat and rodent infested mess after the President's tweet about a gloating about Elijah Cummings of the break in at least one Republican stood up trump's former ambassador to the United United Nations Nikki Haley responding quote this is so unnecessary but other Republicans have clearly had enough to the only black Republican the House of Representatives announcing. He's leaving Congress will hurt a moderate Republican who opposed the wall by the way he represented the longest stretch of border. Here's trump. I don't know congressman heard but I've heard he's done a good job. We different certain subjects trump may not know heard well but Republicans know trump heard is the eighth republican to say he's not running for re election the sixth to do so in just the past two weeks. Pamela Brown is out upfront the White House tonight and Pamela. What more are you learning about Ratcliffe and this you know president was full steam ahead and now <hes> boom? It's over boom. It's over and I've spoken to administration sources today Aaron expressing concern once again about the vetting process here at the White House or lack thereof a source familiar the process saying that president trump selection of Congressman Ratcliffe came without ample vetting and that his performance last week during the Robert Muller hearing sealed the deal for him one source telling me Aaron the White House is known for weeks that codes would be replaced and that there's no excuse for a lack of vetting force in a typical administration a thorough vetting would be done and White House officials would be designated to defend the president's pick. It's worse to say Republicans have made their concerns about rackliff known to the White House this week his lack of national security experience spirit the exaggeration of his resume brought to light and news reports and that the pick of political loyalist who was questioned the intelligence community's role in the restaurant probe could be problematic automatic. Well trump defended his pick all week and eventually became clear to him. I'm told that ratcliff would run into issues too. Many issues getting confirmed. Even though publicly the president is pinning the blame on the media as you know we'll also say and he needs the media's help to <hes> to vet but you know what's interesting here is. I'm told that the president hasn't some been concerned about rackliff lack of qualification because he wanted someone in the role who he melds with personality wise. That was something you never felt like he had with Dan Coats but tonight he's back to the drawing board Saint Hill nominate someone else perhaps as soon as Monday Aaron. Thank you very much Pamela Brown of course that was the the president blaming the media and then saying I need you guys you know. Oh you save us a lot of money. If you do the vetting for me how tonight Democratic Congressman Rogachova he's a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and I appreciate your time congressman is always so so do you applaud your Republican colleagues in the Senate <hes> because they did <hes> stop this they stood up against president trump's nomination of congressman ratcliffe deny yeah I think it it gets to the point that I think this necessity is both a reaction to what trump is doing and and to the fact that continues to send nominees not only not qualified but quite frankly already tainted coming into the process and I think it's become a political necessity for the leadership in the Senate to begin to reject push back and deny those confirmations <hes> because like it or not you know the American public is watching and watching this this trail of nominees that once they come into positions and they are approved by the Senate <hes> turn out to be merely habit handmaidens at least in resources e._p._a.. HANDMAID's for for the industry and <hes> I <hes> I think be more of a political necessity than than a real find of conscious at this point political interesting okay so that's how you see it. Let me let me just ask you though in the context of as I said you know the the the G._O._p.. Fundraiser telling US <hes> the Republicans are tired of defending what they see as the president's <hes> expletive <hes> show Nikki Nikki Haley the president's former U._N.. Ambassador today and by the way she left on great terms with the president she called him out for that tweet about a break in at Elijah Cummings home <hes> she she wrote. This is unnecessary. <hes> you know when the president said I heard homes rob too bad exclamation point. Kellyanne Conway slammed back at Haley's tweet saying this this is unnecessary. What do you make of Haley and what she did? I I'm glad she did that. I really GAM she's. She's a national profile Republican leader with with discussions about what her future will be in terms of her continuing her political life hyphen continue to to move upwards at the the fact remains that I think will hopefully hopefully enriching tip tipping point and congressman heard was was a good congressman and worked hard and tried to work across the aisle with Democrats. We've worked together on pieces of legislation that affected his district and other parts of of of Texas. The fact is I think we reached a tipping point the bigotry and racism and the attacks coming all associated with that at some point point at some point the Republicans have to understand that they are marginalizing themselves politically in this nation so let's say changes and himself to do not exist in party congressman you say tipping point. Obviously there's been eight Republicans. WHO've said they're not running for re election heard is the sixth to do so in just the past two weeks have have you discussed with any of your Republican colleagues why what their reasons are then? There's sort of private way for saying they're done it. In a very private way is that they don't feel that they're legislating anymore. They feel quite frankly that their ability to get things done to work on compromises on some level of bipartisanship has been lost and that the unpredictable the unpredictability and and the kind of rash decision making that's coming out of the administration and trump all puts them in a very vulnerable position to get their job done number one and number number two the other point is we don't know what's going to happen next and politically this is starting. This is going to be an anchor for us as we go forward and many decide that it's it's not worth it in and to twenty two run for office having to carry as an Albatross this this trump legacy from the last four years so oh you you know you you have now passed the majority marker in terms of House Democrats calling for an impeachment inquiry right so you're at one hundred and eighteen out of two hundred and thirty five. Have you got over that line it just in the past day today House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still not there. This is a big moment but but I wanna be clear <hes> congressman you would need another hundred votes in the House to actually impeach the president in the House right. I mean once you go through presenting you would need more votes to get there is speaker Pelosi going to keep stalling until you get a lot closer to that number. I mean originally. She said you know I it appeared once. I was a majority in the caucus but now she could move the goalposts. Couldn't she well I I would I would hope that that we don't move the goalposts that this has been from beginning with fourteen of us to this point one hundred and eighteen people that feel that the impeachment inquiry is necessary in the next step forward. I would suggest suggests that that number is going to continue to grow and at some point our caucus will be overwhelmingly for moving forward. I think I think Nancy that's who will respond to that hundred that not if you look at it as that that there's one hundred more votes to get to an absolute majority in the entire House of Representatives right you think you're going to start to see a lot more people quickly getting on board because plenty of those Democrats who aren't on board with an inquiry are Democrats are moderate district's right they they don't WanNa ever be forced to vote on impeachment but but do you think you're going to go from one hundred eighteen in support of an inquiry and jump quickly higher. I think I think we're going contracting quickly as a relative term but I think very I think that number's going to continue to increase on a weekly basis and Says.
"john ratcliffe" Discussed on World News Tonight with David Muir
"Are we'll bounce back ten times stronger little knickknack little knickknack. I love you guys. Thank you so much for your support. David that driver who was originally pulled over for violating the state's hands free law now faces ten charges included aggravated assault on a police officer an aggravated battery David just unbelievable pictures Marcus. Thank you a major about face tonight involving president trump and his choice to become the next director of national intelligence he had picked Texas Republican Congressman John Rackliff Dame just five days ago after his forceful defense of the president at the hearing with Robert Muller so what happened. Here's A._B._C.'s Kiro Phillips the White House Congressman. John Ratcliffe didn't even make it a week as president trump's choice for director of National Intelligence before the president pulled the plug they asked him. I said you want to go through this for two or three months or would you want me to maybe do something else and he thought about it. I said it's GONNA be rough. Ratcliffe nomination embattled from the start. The president picked him just four days after the congressman lashed into Robert Mueller. Donald Trump is not above the law. He's not but he damn sure shouldn't be below. The law Democrats called ratcliff partisan and unqualified president is more interested in getting a loyalist than someone who will speak truth to power Republicans grew concern as Ratcliffe's resume came under scrutiny A._B._C. News reporting the congressman falsely claimed to have prosecuted and convicted people funneling money to terrorists Republicans did express concern about reckless experience was. Is that a deciding factor no what I think you would have had very good support. I think he would have done fine but it would have been a long. It would have been a long hard slog president trump trauma withdrawn at least thirty eight nominees requiring Senate confirmation including his picks for Defense Secretary Labor Secretary V._A.. Secretary and U._N.. Ambassador today he defended the vetting process. The vetting process for the White House is very good but you're part of the vetting process you know I they give out the name to the press and they vet for me. We save a lot of money that way care Phillips with us live at the White House tonight incur- president trump telling you that he has a new shortlist for director of National Intelligence Diligence and he said there <hes> right there you hinted at this time the vetting process he believes will easier. That's right David. The president acknowledged to me that when it comes to national intelligence ratcliffe cliff quote wasn't in that world that much the president also telling me that he's now considering three very well known people for the job and that the vetting process says won't be an issue because they're already within the Intel Community David Kira. Thank you meantime on the hill tonight..
Donald Trump: John Ratcliffe withdrawing his name to be Director of National Intelligence
"A major about face tonight involving president trump and his choice to become the next director of national intelligence he had picked Texas Republican Congressman John Rackliff Dame just five days ago after his forceful defense of the president at the hearing with Robert Muller so what happened. Here's A._B._C.'s Kiro Phillips the White House Congressman. John Ratcliffe didn't even make it a week as president trump's choice for director of National Intelligence before the president pulled the plug they asked him. I said you want to go through this for two or three months or would you want me to maybe do something else and he thought about it. I said it's GONNA be rough. Ratcliffe nomination embattled from the start. The president picked him just four days after the congressman lashed into Robert Mueller. Donald Trump is not above the law. He's not but he damn sure shouldn't be below. The law Democrats called ratcliff partisan and unqualified president is more interested in getting a loyalist than someone who will speak truth to power Republicans grew concern as Ratcliffe's resume came under scrutiny A._B._C. News reporting the congressman falsely claimed to have prosecuted and convicted people funneling money to terrorists Republicans did express concern about reckless experience was. Is that a deciding factor no what I think you would have had very good support. I think he would have done fine but it would have been a long. It would have been a long hard slog president trump trauma withdrawn at least thirty eight nominees requiring Senate confirmation including his picks for Defense Secretary Labor Secretary V._A.. Secretary and U._N.. Ambassador today he defended the vetting process. The vetting process for the White House is very good but you're part of the vetting process you know I they give out the name to the press and they vet for me. We save a lot of money that way care Phillips with us live at the White House tonight incur- president trump telling you that he has a new shortlist for director of National Intelligence Diligence and he said there <hes> right there you hinted at this time the vetting process he believes will easier. That's right David. The president acknowledged to me that when it comes to national intelligence ratcliffe cliff quote wasn't in that world that much the president also telling me that he's now considering three very well known people for the job and that the vetting process says won't be an issue because they're already within the Intel
"john ratcliffe" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed
"I think you rely a lot on media and linked to know how many times you cited the Washington Post in your report how many times what signed it in post in your report. I do not have knowledge of that. You're but well I don't have to that figure. I counted about sixty times. How many times did you say New York Times? I counted no idea Ni- candidate about seventy five times. How many times did you cite Fox News? The other two annoyed about twenty five times. I've got to say it looks like volume. Two is mostly regurgitated press stories. Honestly there's almost nothing in volume to that. I couldn't already here or no or simply by having a fifty dollar cable news subscription. That's fascinating point. He's just regurgitate regurgitating news stories in his report and we paid forty million million dollars for that report to mess when again that to mess we could all listen to the news reports or on television and read them for ourselves in the New York Times and wherever else they're published. We can do that on our own. We don't need a forty million dollars investigation to do that. Meanwhile representative John Ratcliffe. WHO's a former prosecutor he he also brought some heat showed everybody watching what a disgrace the whole investigation was check this out very first line of your report? The very first line of your report says as you read this morning it authorizes special counsel missile to provide the Attorney General with a confidential report explaining the Prosecution or declaration decisions reached by the special counsel. That's the very first word of your report right correct. Here's the problem director. The special council didn't do that on volume one. You did on volume two with respect to potential of obstruction of justice. The special counsel made neither a prosecution decision or a declaration decision. You made no decision you told us this morning and in your report that you made no determination so respectfully director. You didn't follow the special counsel regulations. It clearly says right a confidential report about decisions reached nowhere in in here. Does it say right a report about decisions that weren't reached. You wrote one hundred eighty pages one hundred eighty pages about decisions that weren't reached about potential crimes that weren't charged or decided and respectfully respectfully respectfully by doing that you manage to violate every principal and the most sacred of traditions about prosecutors not offering extra prosecutorial analysis about potential crimes that aren't charged so aw Americans need to know this as they listen to the Democrats and Socialists on the other side of the aisle as they do dramatic readings from this report that volume two of this report was not authorized under the law to be written. It was written to a legal standard that does not exist at the Justice Department and it was written in violation of Every D._O._J.. Principle about extra prosecutorial commentary I agree with the chairman this morning when he said Donald Trump is not above the law he's not but he dam sure shouldn't be below the law which we're volume two of this report puts him good stuff wow that she's that is summed up nicely by Radcliffe Their Hashtag put that in your pipe yeah he really laid it down. That was a tremendous explanation. About what a fiasco this is Ben. Where do you go with that or what? What is Muller even say to that? There's nothing against say to that probably says. Can you please repeat. That's what he says long there. I I'm sorry just the last part of it. What was that just just well the first in the last part if you could just repeat the first part in the last part and the middle if you could just do the first part first and then do the last part and then repeat what you set in the middle?.
"john ratcliffe" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"Democrats have their imagination fed back to them all the time if they believed in green dragons eating the empire state building the media would say that's what was happening and it would shock them to find out that everyone in New York is looking at the empire state building and there's no green dragons so in other words. They don't know. They don't know this what they think is that we read the report but we didn't get the report. We're not smart enough to get the report. We need visuals. We need it on TV. You know we're not going to read the book. We need to see the movie. I keep saying this keep actually using those terms okay so now we have this. No nobody tried to here's what trump say no obstruction no collusion no obstruct or no collusion there was no obstruction and there was no collusion. That's that's that's the end of that but just in this one point that he was not exonerated John Ratcliffe really went after on this and listen to this clip your report and today you said at all times special counsel team operated under was guided by and Follow Justice Department Policies and Principles so which D._O._J.. Policy or principle sets forth a legal standard that in investigated person is not exonerated if their innocence from criminal conduct is not conclusively determined. Can you repeat the last part of that Question Yeah Which D._O._J.. Policy or principle set forth a legal standard that an investigated person is not exonerated if their innocence from Criminal Criminal Conduct is not conclusively determined does that language come from director whereas the D._O._J.. Policy that says that can you let me make it easier..
"john ratcliffe" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"He wanted to say on his gravestone, quote, he loved Barbara very much the private burial came after a train painted in the colors of Air Force One brought his casket to college station with many standing in tribute along the way. Is a great place. He Livin Ted. So that we can honor a man who led our nation and everybody is out here. You matter what party, which is text news. And we just honored someone who is so special to all of us CBS news special report, I'm Pam Coulter. WCBS news time ten thirty two farmer. Attorney general emerges as a top contender to regain the post in President Trump's cabinet sixty five zero William bar who served as attorney general in the first Bush administration is seen as one of a handful of candidates for the job who would survive his Senate confirmation. But other choices according to White House. Sources include Texas, congressman, John Ratcliffe and acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker bars. Opponents say he's too connected to mainstream Republicans and doesn't have a strong relationship with the president at CBS's Steve Dorsey in Washington, President Trump has decided to dominate State Department spokeswoman have their new art to replace departing US UN ambassador. Nikki Haley, the forty eight. Year old new art is an unorthodox choice for that UN roll given that she had little experiencing government or foreign policy before joining the Trump administration in April of last year prior to that she spent several years as an anchor and correspondent for Fox News, including on the FOX and friends show, which is watched by the president to women are coming forward to say they were employed at a resort owned by the Trump organization, even though they're living in the country illegally. CBS's Adriana Diaz spoke with them Victorino. Morales an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala has worked at the Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey for five years even cleaning the president's residence sat and they'll Alabama venue. I would make the beds you clean the bathrooms even dusty with vacuum for the residents. She claims her bosses knew she wasn't authorized to live in the US but hired her anyway. So he said, it doesn't matter we need someone whether or not they have she says Jorges via identified as a club facilities manager later gave her money to get a fake green card and social security card. We tried to call the F word but were unable to reach him. Sandra DEA says that she were to the club for a year while was owned by Mr. Trump WCBS news time, ten thirty four Afghan wise highest ranking uniform members accused of inappropriate behavior, and now he's been removed from his post the empty and Weiss. It was allegations of inappropriate behavior that led to chief of department James Leonard's removal, the department would not say what that behavior may be. But a daily news report released this Wednesday shows tension between Leonard and FDA wife first deputy fire chief, lower cavenaugh, Leonard. Wood reportedly ordered the other chiefs to freeze cavenaugh out of internal communications and Leonard would have staff sit Cavanaugh as far away from him as possible during events while Leonard has been with the department since one thousand nine hundred seventy nine cavenaugh. Has only recently joined the FDA and y after first working as a campaign advisor to mayor de Blasio before being appointed by the mayor to the department despite cavenaugh not having any experience in any fire department. Mike smells to be CBS News Radio eight eighty there's the Christmas season when it comes an awareness campaign to protect consumers on Long Island. Meredith of SaaS it was one of the shoppers here in Woodbury at the stoppage shop that had a warning sticker placed under shopping carts. That's because her purse was exposed and a thief could have easily grabbed it she says, she should be more careful. I wasn't really paying that.
"john ratcliffe" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"Attorney to look into all this. We've not had one report from him over the last six months since he's been on the job. So take all that. And then add into the fact that rod Rosenstein was a no show this week and Glenn Simpson. Simpson's taking the fifth on Tuesday. That is the thing that frustrates me. And more importantly, frustrate you in the media, and those people across this great country. Who want to know, exactly? What happened? All right. Then. Of course is Jim Jordan, speaking out about Russia gate is now beginning to get very very clear that there's a massive cover up going on rod Rosenstein now has four people that have identified him as saying that he wanted to wear a wire against the president of the United States of America in the hopes that they could somehow use that tool in bulk the twenty fifth amendment. And then of course, he decided he doesn't want to testify under oath even in a recorded session, which is what they normally do a before congress last week, and he doesn't show up all the information that has been subpoenaed now the obstruction continues, and you just heard Jim Jordan articulate with that is that means the Fiso warrants. The three o two's gang of eight information. We have Representative John Ratcliffe talking about fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson. Well, he's now saying and indicated he's gonna plead the fifth he's not saying a word anymore. He was on Fox News. Sunday, telling Maria Berta Romo that Glenn Simpson is in real legal jeopardy in all of this. He also confirmed that the FBI has evidence that directly refutes the premise of a trash Trump Russia probe. In other words, that there's Ben and remains exculpatory evidence was a great piece by Jonathan Turley, the three reasons Muller may not charge Trump with obstruction apparently is not asking any questions about it. But sticking exclusively to whether or not there was any type of collusion, which we all know the answer to you have one top Republican lawmaker now saying the FBI failed to provide a federal surveillance court with important evidence. Well, we've done that now for a long time, and we know that four or five court judges or handed information that was supposed to be verified in corroborated ended up being Hillary Clinton's bought and paid for Russian lies that was put together by fusion GPS, interestingly funneled money through Perkins. Kuria law firm the hiring. Chris Christopher Steele, a foreign national. He doesn't even stand by the information and the dossier. And it was the bulk of information to get four or five warrants against the Trump campaign associate in the lead up to the two thousand sixteen race all of this comes down to some simple, basic, fundamental things. And they never told the FIS judges that it was Hillary Clinton that paid for this information. I mean, it's unbelievable that this could be happening in this country. But it looks like we're finally beginning to get to the bottom of it. At least I hope so Jason shape. It's is with us. Former congressman now a Fox News contributor, author of the New York Times bestseller, the deep state. We have Victoria Tensing Joe digenova of of Degen tons being with us. Thank you both for being here. Let's start with Jason shape. It's because this is your wheelhouse. And it seems to me that it doesn't matter what congress requests as they seek to do their job of oversight. They're never going to get the information from the department of Justice, and they're not going to get the people. They need. Need to talk in front of them under oath? Well, the hard part about when you issue a subpoena when I was the chairman of the oversight commission. I could issue a subpoena, but the only way to enforce it is through the department of Justice. And so the weight of the paper really isn't worth much because the DOJ won't enforce it tones subpoena, the subpoena issued by congress the name that people need to also familiarize themselves with is Marc Elias. Marc Elias was council Perkins. He was counsel for the DNC. He was counsel for Hillary Clinton. He was counsel for a pedestrian group. He was involved there. This this guy sits in the middle of water, these transactions in the movement of money, and I think more and more you'll start to see his name along with the you know, or and Simpson and all these others. Well, I think the fact that Simpson is now saying Victoria, that was going to plead the fifth and can get away with that make them come in and plead the fifth the idea that they could just threaten to plead the fifth and not have to actually go through with it. I think is important. They should make him show up and in front of the TV cameras plead the fifth. It ridiculous to accept a letter from the lawyers, and I hope Jason you're talking to your former friends and telling them to get them get him in to the congress to take this. And I don't care if they're not going to enforce the subpoena because I think there are other ways to figure out how to do it. You've got a subpoena you subpoena, I need to go. She ate later. You don't say, oh, my you didn't show up, and we're talking trying to work it out. Now, we have to think about you subpoena. And then you say you can't make it one student you make it Thursday. I can't believe there's no cojones. I mean, I'm trying to understand. I mean, the president said that there would be declassification and all the materials that Jim Jordan was just talking about would be unredacted. And we'd have a chance to see the Fiso warns the gang of eight information the three o two's between Bruce sore and Christopher Steele. And how they wanted a funnel that information straight in a Robert Muller's office, Joe digenova, but you know, the idea why do I think even with you, and Victoria is my attorneys that I wouldn't get away with just saying I'm gonna plead the fifth leave me alone now or or not handing over subpoenaed materials to congress. Well, I don't think there's any question that congress has dropped the ball on enforcing it some subpoenas. But let me just say this because this is really important all the names that you heard Michael Sussman Mr. Lyons. Or all those people. They are.
"john ratcliffe" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"You're listening to Rush's week in review, by the way. Folks. The biggest reveal I think. The biggest news from the closed door hearing. A house intelligence committee with Bruce or? Or is admission that he still hasn't been interviewed by Robert Muller. And he has not been interviewed by John Huber. Who is the US attorney in Utah that sessions has assigned to investigate the allegations observance abuse at the FBI and the DOJ now, I can't find a single news article about it. This is a couple of days old. So there may have been an article since then. But Bruce or is number four at the FBI. You've got Komi you have Rosenstein McCabe, and then you had or and over there in another. You've got his wife Nellie. And then you have struck strokes merkin page and the rest of this cabal in there. And Muller and his team of democrat inquisitors and many of whom come from the Enron task force Emma, Ted Stevens, frog trial of bogus trial. Muller hasn't even interviewed or. Or neither is Huber. Who is was sessions appointed guy? And also, not a single democrat attended the hearing that Bruce or appeared at and answered questions. So the Democrats have no interest in getting to the literal truth of this. This is now become as, you know, it's own narrative, it's own agenda, and it has one singular purpose, and that is getting rid of Donald Trump. Now, you have a former Secretary Robert rice writing that the ultimate aim here ought to be not just impeachment because we can't do that we need to we need to know, the the Trump presidency, which means cancel every legislative back cancel every executive order and withdraw every judge every judge that Trump has appointed. And who has been confirmed would be called back. And if Robert b rice is writing this do not think that he's the only one there thinking it. And I continue to be struck. But the idea that there are still some people who think that we've got some common ground. But these people that there's some overlap where we can find something in common. Now, the hill dot com reported House Republicans say the closed door testimony of Bruce or on Tuesday has heightened their concern federal authorities abused. Surveillance powers Republicans trickling in and out of an eight hour interview with or claim that or indicated that FBI officials knew more information that they had let on in their application to obtain a warrant the spy on Carter page. John Ratcliffe Republican Texas House Judiciary committee members said thus far or has done nothing. But exacerbate my concerns that the Pfizer process has been abused? It clearly it clearly has again, I keep something about all of this. That the longer it goes on the more incredulous. I am Abbott. When you realize the depth, the planning the number of people involved in this. I'm talking about this deep state effort. Two I prevent Donald Trump from winning. And then after he wanted to basically undo the re the election and get rid of him. However can be done this plan. That has been fairly well executed until it was discovered. Details were learned is plan has to go back much farther than any of us are aware right now. These people inside the beltway. However, we want to characterize him, and I use a different bunch different terms. Deep state Washington establishment, elites whatever. They must at some point in the twenty sixteen presidential race. They must have been really scared about something. They have been very deeply troubled about something to arrange and do all this. Now, I I can imagine. There are people in the audience. No rush. You're over thinking. This people is just who they are a bunch of Stalinist totalitarians, and they're making plans to make sure they don't lose. Why don't deny that? Don't misunderstand. But they all ready fought they had the election in the bag at least, according to everything publicly that they said the and we're relying on. But they obviously didn't think that that's the point. They obviously did not think that Hillary Clinton had this election in the bag. They obviously believe that she was very flawed campaign would very problematic. Because to put this plan together and begin implementing it. Even before Trump became the nominee. As I said, it makes me wonder if this was a plan that was going to be hatched against any Republican who might have won the nomination. Or if it was only for Trump and had somebody else wanted it. They would not have even put this plan into motion. But they had to be really really scared or worried about something to do this. And then we have to ask is this. The only time anything like this has ever been done. How I doubt that. I think this is. So widespread I opening, and I think we're getting a great view inside the door as to how these people have been operating for the longest time. I firmly believe these people do not trust elections. They don't want to depend on them. They will do everything they can. To win despite the fact people have a say at the ballot box. But I'll tell you, what's I'll tell you. What's happening now? They have done such a great job of destroying so much. That I think there are the let's let's take about what most people think is their remedy or things happening in Washington. They don't like their remedy is the ballot box. The average American how many times have you been listening to this program as somebody that's called rush? What can I do besides vote? What can I do? What can I send emails call people? What can I do? Besides more. Everybody is slowly starting to realize. That prevailing at the ballot box may not even mean that much as is evidenced by what happened in two thousand sixteen. Donald Trump won at the ballot box. According to every regulation and law in the constitution, and in every state, he won the electoral college. He won the election fair and square and yet look the losers are doing everything they can to undo it. Under the basic premise that the vote of the American people doesn't really matter to these people. That it is not the final word on winners and losers in American politics. Well, the more the American public begins to think. That their votes don't count that people have always thought this. But they've they've meant it in the fact that there's so many voters, and they're only but one how can their vote possibly count. That's not what people are talking about. Now, we're talking about an effort to disqualify and roll back. The votes of sixty some odd million Americans. Americans have grown up believing. Encouraged to believe being taught that their vote is what matters that people voting. Eat elections. Are how power is determined in this country, the will of the people all of that. Well, guess what's gone out the window now? You have more and more people are beginning to fear and think that the one remedy they have to change the way things are going in the country and that is to show up at the ballot box. A polling place in vote even that now is under assault and being taken away from them. And you can't blame people for thinking that. Because that is exactly what is happening right now. There is an effort underway to under undermine and overthrow are undo. The two thousand sixteen election, and that's all all of this is. I don't care how complicated it looks. Don't care how much legalese there is in the daily cable news explanations and stories of what's going on. I don't care. What you think of the Mahler investigation. The people he's interviewing what we do know what we don't know the objective hasn't changed from the get-go from the get-go prevent Donald Trump from winning when that happened. It was to make sure Donald Trump didn't serve when that failed. Now, the effort is to undo the entire election itself. By getting rid of Donald Trump. And one thing we need to learn from this Robert b rice piece if they get rid of Trump. However, they do it. Is not going to be the end of it. They really are then going to next say. That everything Trump did needs to be disqualified. And withdrawn because dislike they're now saying he we shouldn't be having these hearings for bread cabinet on. We shouldn't be doing this until Muller's investigation is over and Trump is cleared. Donald Trump right now is so precariously balanced that we should not be doing anything that cement his legacy because he may end up being disqualified. You're impeached. But in the meantime, at the same time there isn't any evidence whatsoever. That anything they are trying to make us believe happened. Trump is as legitimate as any president has ever been his election as legitimate as any has ever been his presidency is as valid as legal as any has ever been. Something scared the hell out of these people. In the deep state something that we haven't even contemplated yet. Yeah. I know it's related to an outsider coming in and winning and Trump's pledge to drain the swamp. But this I think started even before that I don't know that we'll ever really know. What it what it is? That has these people scared their own channels, but it's it's their personal and professional fear. Is behind all of this. And so many of them so many of them are just dead. Certain that Muller already has the evidence that Trump and Russia colluded and cheated. Jimmy frightening. How brain dead, so many Americans are frightening. How stupid so many are? And I'm talking about people. Do you think? Are qualified to be leaders. Let me take a brief timeout. We will get back to the phones after the break. So hang on. Folks..
"john ratcliffe" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"And She's been testifying the past two days behind closed doors to members of. Congress, we're she's been telling, them I guess what she knows about these texts and everything else am I over there real quick because we good Awesome John Ratcliffe a congressman I believe from Texas Snuck out to the media and talked about what. She has been saying About. The texts and everything else listen to. This here we, go right here we go differences in in their testimony in many cases she admits that, the text messages mean exactly what they say as opposed to agents struck who thinks that we've. All. Misinterpreted his own words on any text. Message that might be negative wow so she admits to members of congress those texts are exactly what you think they are Those texts. Yeah they're exactly what you think they. Are they they, are out there and saying that we basically hate Trump we want to stop Trump will, do everything we can to impeach Trump we got to find out more dirt get more warrants. Try. To find stuff blah blah blah all. That stuff all that it's exactly what it means So what. Trump is up there yesterday And and. He actually, says we just played, it you know get the intelligence agencies but? Putin says it's on him and why why shouldn't Trump doubt the intelligence agencies after they literally. Were trying to stop him, from winning and once he did win they were trying to do. Everything they could to get him impeached I'm waiting for someone you can only if you'd like to. Explain you disagree with me, on this eight eight zero eight eight zero.
"john ratcliffe" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
"And i'm gary mcnamara thanks so much for being here this morning you know in the in eric in the peter struck a hearings yesterday i thought one of the good moments was when you had representative john ratcliffe in his line of questioning all right because it it it sort of mirrors what we had said earlier on the show of which goes to the point of in any investigation and when you get to the actual trial you know what does the public believe what does the jury believe do you come across as somebody who is telling us the truth are you being are you being a vase of is your story believable and this is part of the back and forth that went on between them i heard you say similar things last week i heard you say similar things today you said it very clearly you said it very unequivocally in your opening remarks that she never crossed that inviolable line and twenty six years earlier today in response to a question you said i took my personal belief out of every official action so you're asking us to believe that when you say things like f trump and stop trump and impeach trump that those are just personal beliefs and when you say those things you never crossed that line that bright inviolable line at allowed to impact your official conduct that's really what this comes down to that you're asking us to believe isn't it sir i'm asking you to believe that i'm offering you evidence jerry found that there's been no yeah act you don't have anywhere you have under oath been as clear as a bell on that you've said it over and over again and and because of that i'm almost embarrassed to ask you this question of the approximately fifty thousand text messages that i've seen with your personal beliefs like f trump stop trump impeach trump go ahead and confirm on the record that none of that occurred on an official fbi device or unofficial fbi time go do that sir no they did many of them did they do so so all right so what you really meant to say was that when you said you never crossed that bright inviolable line what you meant to say was except for fifty thousand times except for hundreds of times of day where i went back and forth expressing my personal opinions about effing trump and stopping trump and impeaching trump on official.
"john ratcliffe" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"All right a little bit more john ratcliffe of texas a former prosecutor he was outstanding as well i just want you to hear this too this is ratcliffe of texas cut seven go you're asking us to believe that when you say things like f trump and stop trump and impeach trump that those are just personal beliefs and when you say those things you never cross that line that bright inviolable line at allowed to impact your official conduct that's really what this comes down through that you're asking us to believe isn't it sir i'm asking you to believe that i'm offering you evidence yeah jerry million found that there's been no accurate have anywhere you have under oath been as clear as a bell on that you said it over and over again and and because of that i'm almost embarrassed to ask you this question of the approximately fifty thousand text messages that i've seen with your personal beliefs like f trump stop trump impeach trump go ahead and confirm on the record that none of that occurred on an official fbi device or unofficial fbi time go and do that sir no they did many of them did they dare so so what you really meant to say was that when you said you never crossed that bright inviolable line what you meant to say was except for fifty thousand times except for hundreds of times of day where i went back and forth expressing my personal opinions about effing trump and stopping trump and impeaching trump on official fbi phones unofficial fbi time other than that you never crossed that line i'm sure there are thirteen thousand fbi agents out there that are beaming with pride and how clearly you've drawn that line ages trucking you're starting to understand why some folks out there don't believe a word you say and why it's especially troubling that you of all people are at the center of the three highest profile investigations in recent times that involve president trump and that you were in charge of an investigation investigating gathering evidence against donald trump a subject that you hated that you wanted to him to stop him to impeach him and do you see why that might call into question every thing you've touched on all of those investigations chairman i'm done with this witness and i yield back he's talking to a judge i'm done with this witness louie gohmert at the hearing today he actually raise something a lot of people were thinking about but a lot of republicans very skittish about this because they don't want all the trump stuff to come up and so they seem to think if they don't confront mr stroke on all issues arabia's name is that somehow that somehow that will protect the president it's absurd stormy daniels was just arrested for using her boobs in a very how shall i say inappropriate manner but that was the allegation all charges were dropped so she can be a star guest on cnn and msnbc all over again they can bring her in on their conga line goofballs just bring her and now she's ready she's been cleared here's louie gohmert at the hearing today cut nine go now the describe this man has died gentleman from texas full suspend for is the disgrace any won't be recaptured anytime soon because of the damage you've done to the justice system and i've talked to fbi agents around the country you've embarrassed them you've embarrassed yourself and i can't help but wonder when i see you looking there with a little smirk how many times did you look so innocent into your wife's i and lied to her about doc stop jess oh we're gonna talk about trump that way oh that's outrageous whereas glory allred what's outrageous trump gets that treatment not mr stroke look how you're attacking the fbi attacking mr stroke i wouldn't have asked this question you.
"john ratcliffe" Discussed on KTTH 770AM
"They meet they needed a mcdonald's because as a playground next to it so next time you're and tunnels look for that the the trade off meet off the highway you get the kids for the weekend so where where do you think the secret society met well listen the the people are people are joking about it on in on everywhere except really talk radio i'm surprised at the number of republicans who are kind of dismissing the stuff matt gets has a uh an interesting observation here that is the operative question are these texts really missing that's why tomorrow all be demanding to find out where the phones are what the operating system upgrades were when there was an original notice that there might have been missing information are the texts truly lost or does the inspector general have them that's what congress needs to find out immediately immediately because if they were deleted like half deleted they're going to be fully deleted by the time we get to this thing you even be scrubbed but no i don't think the techs are totally gone i think they exist somewhere but there's a reason to be suspicious when these texts were of interest to people at the fbi because presumably this guy stroke was reassigned because of his bias they found his texts because he was texting to his he he had an extramarital affair with this woman page and the texts showed bias enough so that he was reassigned from his job correct correct so the fbi had a reason to hold onto them you will come at the summit in print amount print out everything i'm covered with paper here every day for my radio show somebody didn't print dealt these texts that were of interest to his superiors and stick him the filingcabinet somewhere i don't believe it here's republican john ratcliffe again on fox.
"john ratcliffe" Discussed on KGO 810
"What's also troubling to me is this text johnny radcliffe foul last night about this quit society now i have no clue what that means 'cause that was not the phraseology i used for this the day after the election and it's the same two people that were discussing a little bit later in the text the damage they had done with the clinton investigation and how they could quote it that reference said perhaps this is the first meeting of the secret society the fbi agent peter struck and the fbi lawyer lisa page were removed from the russia investigation after the text critical trump were discovered a texas congressman john ratcliffe suggested that there may have been a broader secret society working within the f the i against trump and given the allegation that the obama administration over the surveillance powers of the the nsa in the fbi and the fight the courts in the rest of it to surveilled trump administration members and may have violated those laws the referenced among fbi agents to it's time to convene a secret society this is all very very strange there is something stinky gone on here and i i don't think it's it's it's trump you know kissing up the putin either there's some funk going on here and i wonderful ever get to the bottom of the you know the latest after the trend and we talked about this earlier on the matter what agency you're talking about no matter which party is in charge is they just lose the record sorry we can't find a few it's happened over and over again in recent years or eu stole elected and this is unimaginable the justice department stonewalled congress so long under colder that holder became the first department but the first uh what am i looking for attorney general verity generally out to be held in contempt the congress i think maybe in the nation's history of the argument but it's just the idea of a transparent government accountable government a government that is overseen is getting less and less true and it's scary turns out there are a number of reasons for one west coast burger chains success business insider pointing out in and out burgers pays its employees really well in fact in announce paying store managers more than one hundred sixty thousand dollars a year route that is more than triple.
"john ratcliffe" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Martha mccallum who talked to trade gouty and john ratcliffe on this and they actually got some of the it'll played back some of the audio of the the testimony of the of former fbi chief testifying before congress and so this was really interesting here we go there's an exchange with james comey and congressman ratcleff arthritis the director did you make the decision not to recommend criminal charges relating to classified information before or after hillary clinton was interviewed by the fbi on july the second after all i can do is tell you again the decision was made after that because i didn't know what was going to happen in an interview paschall ratcliffe what's your thought on that exchange now that you've seen these text messages to the former director colmey could have been more clear that the decision wasn't made until after that july second interview and that's the way that it that it should have been but as you just said those text messages that we saw earlier today indicate that lisa page peter struck m loretta lynch all apparently new on the first of july that hillary clinton wasn't going to be charged that's inconsistent with what the director said so he needs to be given the opportunity to come back and clarify his testimony under oath get says will he be given the opportunity to do that especially given the piece that and henry also just included on july 5th where he said no one knows the conclusion that.