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"joseph degen" Discussed on The Daily Beans
"Let's hit the notes hot notes lead. Story's hard to pick today dana. I can see why. There's so much. But i'm gonna go with. We'll start with the select committee on the insurrection. The you know. They're investigating the insurrection on wednesday. They sent a flurry of requests to federal agencies for records related to the attack including communications from the white house. This is the panels first step to see documents on how the united states government handled the chaos of the siege on the legislature. Set up by house. Democrats with two anti-trump gop members. Which i don't think you have to say that they're just republicans. The select committee is escalating. Its investigation even as the chamber breaks for a month long recess. The committee chaired. By as we know benny thompson plans to seek executive branch records related to the attack in and it's run-up including communications within among the white house and executive branch agencies on and before january six. This records request is huge. I'll go over a couple of things here. They're seeking records relating to attempts to place politically loyal personnel positions across the government after the election. The planning the organization in response to january sixth in earlier and attempts to overturn the rule of law and overturned the two thousand twenty election one segment of the requests notably seeks documents and communications related to the mental stability of donald trump or his fitness for office member that whole twenty fifth amendment thing. Oh absolutely it's requests. Went to the national archives and records administration the justice department department of defense department of homeland security department of the interior the fbi and the office of the director of national intelligence thompson. Gave the agency's. Ah two week deadline to respond. He's not fucking around. The broad range of this request could make it difficult for them to do so in time. But i don't care. The committee asked the national archives for all documents communications within the white house involving host of trump denizens including picks former national security adviser. Robert o'brien trump advisor. Pete navarro kaley mcenaney kennedy mackin. And i'm a god steve bannon mike. Flynn malania trump. All trump's adult children except for tiffany. She's off the hook and makes me laugh. Left out of every family reunion. kimberly guilfoil. The best is yet to come. Rudy giuliani and roger stone quote. I think it is unlikely to house committee which hunt is going to find any documents or evidence that the fbi couldn't find. Roger stone told politico. I say again. Any claim implication insinuation or assertion. That either knew about or had anything to do with the events of january six even though i stayed at a hotel and hired a bunch of boys to guard me is categorically false. There's no evidence to the contrary. Accept all the evidence that is to the contrary. Yes i did. Add few things into his statement in its request to the pentagon the panel specifically asked for all documents communications concerning possible attempts by trump to remain in office after january twentieth. Twenty twenty one. They also asked for communications about martial law the insurrection act and the use of military personnel. During last year's election it also sought communications to from an about cash patel. That is the former nunez aide who ascended through the trump administration's national security ranks and then ended up serving as the acting. Defense secretary's chief of fucking staff the patel requests touches on civil unrest violence or attacks at the us capitol challenging overturning or questioning the validity of the election or the counting of the electoral vote on january sixth It also seeks communications between the defense department and trump on january fifth and january. Sixth as well as communications about the twenty fifth amendment. Hey so that has to do with all the chris miller stuff and why the national guard didn't go out on time for department of homeland security. They requested materials relating to instructions to stop or delay preparations for the transmission or the transition of administrations. The committee also ask for materials related to dhs's monitoring of social media and the ousting of chris crabs who ran the department cybersecurity agency until trump fired him for defending the integrity of the election panel also sent abroad request to deny seeking communications relating to actual or attempted conversations between any oh dna official and any white house official on january fifth and january. Six twenty twenty one a request to the interior seeks all documents communications relating to national park service permits and permit applications for events in washington. Dc relating to the two thousand twenty election. I'm sorry jeep is point. It's like we're requesting all documents that have ever been documented to give you anything that has writing on it. And there's a piece of paper or that has prints on it in a piece of paper. We're requesting it yet. And this is all this stuff for the interior between election. Day and inauguration day. That's that whole that's not just the fifth and six november december january the p- the permitting process for the rally held outside the white house. On january six has drawn scrutiny because of the ties between trump campaign a campaign officials in the end. You know the event it also asked for documents. Communications related to conversations between any department of the interior official and president trump or any white house official january fifth or sixth relating to the january fifth. Rally the january sixth rally or january sixth attack on the capital. The park police came under attack during the insurrection. As well as the washington monument They requested wine region records from the department of justice related to trump's attempts to force the department to intervene in the election. Then vice president. Mike pence's role in presiding over the election certification and any discussion again of the twenty-fifth amendment and the department's response to january six. They're really driving home. This twentieth amendment thing in particular asking for records on any potential or actual changes in senior personnel in the period between the election and inauguration day and investigations voter fraud all documents and communications involving mark meadows. Kurt olson rudy. Giuliani sydney powell agenda. Ls joseph degen uva and victoria toensing. Both of my fantasy indictment draft and communications between any department of justice official and president trump or any other white house official on january fifth and sixth now from what they want from. The fbi is their preparation for the attack and intelligence gathering and communications with the trump white house and it also is asking for records related to election investigations communications with individuals including rudy sydney pal and supporters of trump to push to overturn the election. And if you're wondering what that noise is in the distance it's the sound of a thousand paper shredders. Fortunately all these agencies now are you know. They're biden agencies. The paper shredder sounds would have happened before january twentieth. My god we'll be fbi. I don't know it like to think that's claim we'll find out. Thank you for that. I- unbelievable amount of requests there. I sorry i took so long it was just. There's no way to to shorten that story and i would. I would been disappointed. Had you i think our listeners would have been too because they're so much in there that's just delicious This is also good. Stuff to members of congress are facing condemnation questions following their surprise. Visit to ghanistan this week. Which diverted resources from the us is chaotic withdrawal enrage military leaders and lead house speaker. Nancy pelosi to declare it not a good idea. So we've got rep seth moulton. He's a democrat from massachusetts and rep. Peter masur republican from michigan..
"joseph degen" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"The trump people so horrible is they are rat fucking on steroids. Because this is the projection rat fucking. They did all the dirty tricks deal the election. They turn around and accused our side of doing what they did it. It's almost too complicated. It's enough to make your head explode. So it'll be interesting to get don siegelman take on that and find out who he thinks might be worse. you know if it was if it is karl rove who went after him who got him. Good tell you that. Or someone like roger stone in the rest of the cabal that surrounds the former guy. Speaking of part of the cabal that surrounds the former guy. It's great timing because today. Yes this morning This morning the feds rated rudolph giuliani's upper east side new york city apartment and his office building on park avenue. I love this hakim jeffries. Who is trying to position himself to succeed. Nancy pelosi as speaker of the house. I'll reserve judgment on that. Well i know where i stand but we'll go into that another day because i don't have time today. But how came. Jeffries tweeted quote. It's official rudy. Giuliani is now under federal criminal investigation. Yeah so here's the story rudy's apartment on the upper east side and park avenue office building where bolts searched by the feds devices at the crux of the probe. Investigators have been trying to figure out whether giuliani lobbied trump illegally for favors spur ukrainian oligarchs who are helping him sniff out. Biden controversies one of the key. Questions has been whether he was paid for trying to persuade trump to oust. Us ambassador. Marie ubon bitch. We remember marie-yvonne bit. She was one of the heroes of the impeachment. Her testimony was jaw-dropping. It was just just great and you know. Donald trump always threatened by any strong woman. Anybody who who'd stand up to her. Well there's more. Let me tell you. More harry. Littman tweeted out. Hold the phone. Fbi now at advert victoria. Ten things house. Oh now victoria tensing. It's a lawyer. Wife and partner of joseph degen uva same circles is rudy and trump. This has the hallmarks of a bigger day at doj. And she's probably not expecting it on like rudy. So not only did they re raid rudy giuliani's apartment and office but victoria tensing and joseph degen. Remember they were going to join his defense team and then like the next day said no. We're not and i don't know what that was about whether it was just. They didn't wanna lose their lucrative fox contributor jobs because they get money for that and they probably knew that that donald trump is a notorious shirker in other words. He doesn't pay his bills. So i don't know but there's a lot going on here and yes so this is good. This is good news about something that that judged in obviously a judge cleared the way for these raids carried out and they've got rudy's phones and computers and all right so that's going on hoping to get some bit of justice. Another judge made a ruling this one in north carolina. This one. i'm not so happy about superior court. Judge jeff foster today ruled that today issued a decision to not publicly released the bodycam footage of the fatal april twenty first shooting when when cops in elizabeth city north carolina shot and killed andrew brown. Junior remember it was. I was just yesterday. His family was supposed to see the video. They go to the courthouse or the police station or wherever it was they. Were supposed to see it and they were told. We're not ready for you yet. We have to redact some of the footage which is nonsense because this is not the media. This is not the public. This is the family of the man made killed and so they had to wait so when they finally waited they were finally brought in and shown twenty seconds of video. Twenty seconds when the video started shots had already been fired so the shooting was in processed in progress they have. They didn't have any context. They didn't get to see what precipitated it. They didn't get to see what happened before the shots were fired. They were shown twenty seconds and even at the twenty seconds. They said what they witnessed in. That twenty seconds was an execution now. The judge says no no video for you. We are not gonna show you. What's on this video. i'm. I'm sorry that's just that's just flat out wrong so now i'm hearing well we may get to see it. Let me see. If i can't find this other story that i was just looking at now. I can't find it. We may get to see it after thirty days. But they're saying the judge said his decision not to release. This footage was based based on. I can't make this up. Was based on the footage potentially affecting a fair trial if there was to be one and possibly jeopardizing the safety of the deputies in question now remember there were like seven cops and i don't have the exact information in front of me but there were seven officers suspended. A few were fired their stuff going on here and and for them to say. Nobody is seeing this video. I i think what is on. That tape is devastating and by not showing it to us. You know what we can conjure up in our imaginations. What we think happened is going to be worse than what did happen. Maybe or maybe not. Maybe it's just so horrific that i certainly don't want to see it but we need to see this stuff and i'll tell you something. This story comes out. And and then i see this one and i wasn't even looking for it but let me show you this today. April twenty eighth daily beast one fifty two. Pm eastern time bodycam footage shows fatal chicago. Shooting of anthony alvarez. This is never ending a police watchdog agency in chicago. Released chilling footage today of a cop fatally shooting twenty two.
"joseph degen" Discussed on KUOW Newsroom
"This is komo. I'm camel kim. It took one sentence for the united states supreme court this week to declined to overturn certified election results in pennsylvania. It was the latest failed attempt by donald trump's lawyers to challenge the november election which he lost. It's not just judges that are rejecting rudy giuliani's arguments so are many others in his own profession. A bipartisan group of over fifteen hundred lawyers have signed an open letter addressed to the american bar association. Saying trump's lawyers need to be held accountable. One of the signatories is hugh spitzer. He teaches constitutional law and legal ethics and professional responsibility at the university of washington. School of law professor. Spitzer thanks for joining us today. Pleased to be here. so why. sign this letter well. I've been concerned for quite a while. That some of the activities of a rudy giuliani joseph degen uva sydney powell janet ellis. Those lawyers specifically have violated any number of the basic rules of professional conduct. That lawyers are subject to nationwide. Can give us some specifics. Sure there is for example. A rule in almost every state probably every state That lawyers are not permitted to bring or cases on behalf of their clients unless they have a good faith belief that they have both the law and the facts on their son. This rule has been around and serious for about two thousand years in our legal traditions. And it doesn't mean that a lawyer has to have all the facts together but she or he needs to know that there is really a there there before they bring an action and these lawyers have gone beyond the bounds. In that was there may be a time on it on this to a certain extent. Whatever energy is behind. Trump's legal moves that may dissipate by the time the electoral college votes and puts the final seal on the election results and that's happening december fourteenth. So i'm wondering if these failed lawsuits. Just drop out of the news. What kind of disciplined could they be facing if anything. I went through the the rules of professional conduct yesterday in about ten minutes identified at least eight separate sections of those rules that one or the other or all these lawyers have violated. They could face depending on the state. Anything from admonishment which is a slap on the wrist. Sometimes private sometimes public up through suspension for a period of time six months or a year or two or disbarments simply losing their licenses and the disciplinary sist run by bar associations or court systems throughout the country under the always under the supervision of the courts with a great deal of due process and hearing sin song but ultimately they could have their licenses suspended or they could lose their licenses to practice law. I remember when i spoke with the about this earlier. You asked me if i could tell that you were getting a little bit worked up about this whole issue. Tell me about twenty a little bit more. Well i teach professional responsibility to students. And i spend a great deal of time. Emphasizing their individual obligation to observe the rules and to act in a highly professional way throughout their careers. And i almost put question on the exam at asking the students to identify how how many rules of professional conduct could find that. These people had violated. I didn't do that in the end but cross your mind. It's sure across anything else that you think. The general public should keep in mind as they see. These lawsuits play out. I think it's really important for people to continue to have confidence not only in our democratic system in our electoral system we have a remarkably honest and fair system regardless of what some people including the president and these lawyers are saying and they also need to continue to have confidence in our legal system and the regulation of lawyers as part of that system. Hugh spitzer teaches legal ethics and professional responsibility among other things at the university of washington. School of law professor spitzer. Thank you for your time thank you..
"joseph degen" Discussed on Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter
"That's all the beginning of a formal impeachment inquiry in the house and damning revelations from whistle blower alleging in some cases possible criminal behavior by the president and his aides. We're taping. Maybe this on Friday September twenty seventh and I'm talking with Jeff Greenfield renowned put analysts we've been talking about Fox and the right wing media among other things and and that's something that it has been notable this week jeff to see anchors shop Smith and commentators like Judge Napolitano on Fox talk about the possible crimes that that have been identified here and then on the other hand pretty much the rest of the Fox lineup stars like Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity mocking the ships miss of the world swearing there aren't any crimes you know you have these alternate universes right within one channel when it comes to Fox yeah now ships and for swallows among others for some time been very different from the prime time advocates they've been and I think in this case we've just seen battling out more because we have almost kind of verbal sparring match between Smith and Andrew Napolitano who said the presence presents committed a crime and Laura Ingram Joseph degen of only other who said now they're all crazy the the one that I think I've been keeping an eye on for a while as drug because drugs was for quite a while very reliable transmission bill for pro source he began a while ago hosting esteem stuff on his front page questioning how strong the economy was in the last few days. The front page has been filled with stories that are critical trump that that raise questions about whether in fact he was behaving in a unpresidential way and I don't know whether that's simply gently a case of him wanting to get out in front impeachment which is what made his reputation during the Clinton Europe right or whether it's a sign that that what what trump tom has been doing a has rattled somebody who was more inclined to support and that's look in some way run. This is an old story from the days as of the campaign itself when trump I ran the question was was the center of the Republican Party of prepared to reject him as a hostile element or was he. GonNa Conquer it and Beneton his will. That's been the case from the time he started running. he has remained the Republican party he has violated many of their most cherished beliefs about free trade deficit and foreign policy and they'd gone annalong part because he has won over the base of the Republican Party and so the question is again. It's kind of like what we talked about earlier. Whether the comments Senator Ron Johnson senator SAS and others are just worn off so whether they in suggests that something slowly may be changing that the the kind of reflection circle the wagons remember this is our guy may not Rena fully survive of this latest story. We've seen this in Robinson. You'll know this place out but I just found that I found the drugs response to this worthy of a look at least and it gets your broader utter point about Republicans and how they are responding or or in some cases just not reacting not commenting. There's been this wide range of responses with some pro-trump kind of social media stars and celebrities on Fox swearing that the president is the hero and has done nothing wrong and finding finding ways to bend over backwards support him but yes you're right. There has been in other parts of Republican Party in the media. A much more muted response. Maybe an old fashioned thing they actually waiting for more facts what an old fashioned idea or at least waiting for the public opinion polls. It's not one of the one of the questions is whether or not the public which seems to have been until recently sceptical sceptical if not hostile about impeachment is going to change. Its mind nerve some numbers but you know how in this is. This is a basic jason belief of mine. The polls have long become the crack cocaine of journalists and it's probably a good idea not to not aggressively wait for every new number but I I have a feeling that some of these Republicans got their fingers in the wind seen whether or not there's some kind of sea change come about how the public regards trump and impeachment on look this president has uniquely Lou in pretty much in the same place in the polls as he has been from the beginning of this compound little change incredible and we just don't know whether this event is going to be different so you know as the president links to save Ryan. Let's see let's see what happens. Is it fair to say that no matter what happens this will be a trauma a national trauma Emma. You're seeing Democrats like Joe. Biden say this is a tragedy Nancy Pelosi saying that take no joy in this and then you get some liberal commentators saying oh come on. This is a great thing you know. This is not a tragedy at all. Where do you come down on that. Will I remember back in Watergate. Michael Kinsley Berry was observer server said the same thing so you kidding of course I'm enjoying this. I you know next Mile Hyphen these in trouble and I'm delighted which has the advantage of at least candor you know one of the possibilities and I think maybe one of the possibilities that would help trump is if the the country at large the middle not the not the partisans come to see this as just Chakra fifty of another example of endless noise coming out of Washington nothing getting don just a just a mug fight between two equally this likable sources and so that's one possibility depending on on on how sprays out the possibility of again the middle of the country getting an education in just what it is about this story that it's so disturbing that's another possibility but as we've talked about given the frenetic nature of how media or delivered absorb. I just don't know how that happens. I know people will try. You know it's not it's not that the that the news media making effort to spell this out to the New York Times today at the entire whistle blower complaint Mike question but I mean then the inside the whole thank but how many people do we think we'll say you know. I think I'll take the next the hour so read through with this is I just I just I don't know to what extent people have already chosen up sides to the extent that as they watch this play out. It'll be like watching you know the major. Julie Playoffs depending on whether you're for you know Houston or the dodgers or the Yankees or whatever into everything gets affected through the frame of the good for my guy bad for my dun rite. I'm just packers game yesterday and I'm watching as an eagles fan and nobody watching an NFL game. Nobody watching a baseball about a matter that no one's going to change sides met game. Nobody there's no that's right. There is no eagle than with things pass. Interference correctly called against their defensive secondary degree. It doesn't matter how many replace us now if the guy had a length that's what fans are. That's why Fannie short for fanatic for the needs and I think that's what spilled over heavily women probably always who's there but certainly the politics. Is You you today that way it's. It's you know if the if the players were in my team's uniform. I'm form if he's not. He's an evil guy. I don't see how this I don't. I don't see where where this changes if anything I think this accelerated because now we're talking about whether or not a president's GonNa be impeached is one other quick thing I think we should we should note that de impeachment impeachment. I'm thinking about this back. In the Nixon was very very portend is thing in the people who even the people who voted for it. I think genuinely felt my God. What is she no. We're really GONNA do this by the time it got to. Clinton was much more ahead much less. Impact you know the Clinton was impeached. He was acquitted and wound up with higher. job approval ratings at the in the beginning so so there's that the whole idea of this is kind of a solemn moment in constitutional history. I think is going to be replaced Ari. WHO's up WHO's down. Who's WHO's losing well. This is going to be a challenge for for the country for politicians for journalists. Do you have any final awesome advice for the reporters for the for the commentators for the folks who are who are watching this every day. Take a breath. Take a breath bum you know I I think that applies if it's even possible to the political players players one of this came on the heels of that New York Times a book excerpt that suggested that there was another complaining witness against Brad Kavanagh having all and before before clarified to say by the way this person doesn't remember it and I think there were four candidates for the presidential nomination and the Democratic Party in call for impeachment I would hope that the president president and the people making judgments the people making would take a breath not always allowable you gotta get gotTa get that twitter feed out. Oh God I got an actual story but the sheer speed of this is not of this whole media world is not conducive to say wait a minute. Let's let's take a breath and see if we can actually figure out what happened to you. A menu were many journalists will do this but whether they will be overwhelmed by the rush to judgments right whether that high quality news and information and that well thought through well process information gets drowned out by the fire hoses. is a question Jeff Greenfield. Thank you so much for your next column on Politico Okay. We've been talking with Jeff Greenfield legal analyst you can find him on twitter at Greenfield sixty four on twitter and as I mentioned he has a column coming up on POLITICO DOT com. Thanks for joining us on this. Week's reliable sources podcast we will see you on T._v. This Sunday and every Sunday Eleven A._M. Eastern time on C._N._N. thanks for tuning in..
"joseph degen" Discussed on Fresh Air
"I mean, what if what you're reporting is true. What ethics did the Fox News people break by leaking list? Trump. Well, I mean, if it's a form of cheating, basically, it's a putting a thumb on the scale for one candidate in particular, and it's engaging in politics not journalism. I mean, they're supposed to be a line between being the press and being part of somebody's campaign. And and and and in the past actually, it's interesting to me that FOX has laid down that line in twenty as as recently as twenty ten I mean, FOX has always been a partisan network. It was it was founded to be kind of a conservative alternative to the mainstream media. But but a journalistic operation it, you know, it had its own motto, which was fair and balanced. And but it's changed according to a number of people, and what I was saying was is as recently as twenty ten. When it laid down the line and reprimanded, Sean Hannity for crossing it. Sean Hannity was going to appear on the stage doing a fundraiser for the tea party. And he got in a lot of trouble for doing that. And Roger Ailes said, we're not schilling for the tea party or any other party, and Rupert Murdoch himself said I don't think we should be supporting any party, including the tea party, and they kind of hung Hannity out there for doing it. But when he crossed that line again in two thousand sixteen FOX just. Issued a very kind of limp statement. And it seems like there were no repercussions. What what was the line that he crossed well, so in the very end of the midterm campaign. Right. But the night before the election was a grand final rally, and Sean Hannity was called onto the stage by Donald Trump, and he hopped up there and join Trump and was praising him as if he was a member of the Trump campaign himself and not only did he prays Trump standing up there with him. But then he castigated the other members of the press calling them fake media, and that actually even included reporters from Fox News. So there was a, you know, huge hullaballoo within the press where reporters felt like that line had been crossed. But FOX really didn't seem to it. It it is a very sort of milk, toast, reprimand, and and and. Moved on toward the end of the the piece you write about how Fox News has been preparing for the release of the mullahs report and a guest on Laura Ingraham's show Joseph Degen ova who's a lawyer who's been a frequent guest over the years on Fox News. He said it's going to be total war. And as I say to my friends, I do two things I vote and I buy guns. That's right. And I think you know, that that it's potentially very dangerous the way that FOX has talked up anger in the base to try to suggest that if law enforcement were ever to close in on President Trump that they should do something like take to the streets, and maybe even turned to violence. I mean, it's an extraordinary situation to have the single largest cable news operation in the country, airing those kinds of sentiments so in in your report. For your New Yorker story on Fox News in the Trump administration. You spoke to several people who had been apart of Fox News in various capacities..
"joseph degen" Discussed on Fresh Air
"So what does that say about Fox News? I mean, what if what you're reporting is true. What ethics did the Fox News people break by leaking list to Trump? Well, I mean, if it's it's a form of cheating, basically, it's a pudding a thumb on the scale for one candidate in particular, and it's engaging in politics not journalism. I mean, they're supposed to be a line between being the press and being part of somebody's campaign. And and and and in the past actually, it's interesting to me that FOX has laid down that line in twenty as as recently as twenty ten I mean, FOX has always been a partisan network. It was it was founded to be kind of a conservative alternative to the mainstream media. But but a journalistic operation it, you know, it had its own motto which was fair and balanced, and but it's changed according to a number of people, and and what I was saying. Is as recently as twenty ten it laid down the line and reprimanded Sean Hannity for crossing. It. Sean Hannity was going to appear on the stage doing a fundraiser for the tea party. And he got in a lot of trouble for doing that. And Roger Ailes said, we're not schilling for the tea party or any other party, and Rupert Murdoch himself said I don't think we should be supporting any party, including the tea party, and and and they kind of hung Hannity out there for doing it. But when he crossed that line again in two thousand sixteen FOX just. Issued a very kind of limp statement, and it it it seems like there were sort no repercussions. What what was the line that he crossed well, so in the very end of the midterm campaign. Right. But the night before the election. There was a grand final rally, and Sean Hannity was called onto the stage by Donald Trump, and he hopped up there and join Trump and was praising him as if he was a member of the Trump campaign himself and not only did he prays Trump standing up there with him. But then he castigated the other members of the press calling them fake media, and that actually even included reporters from Fox News. So there was a, you know, huge hullabaloo within the press where reporters felt like that line had been crossed. But FOX really didn't seem to it issued a very sort of milk toast. They reprimand and and and moved on toward the end of the of the piece you write about how Fox News has been preparing for the release of the mullahs report and a guest on Laura Ingraham's show Joseph Degen ova who's a lawyer who's been a frequent guest over the years on Fox News. He said it's going to be total war. And as I say to my friends, I do two things I vote and I buy guns. That's that's right. And and I think you know, that that it's potentially very dangerous the way that FOX has talked up anger in the base to try to suggest that if if law enforcement were ever to close in on President Trump that that that they should do something like take to the streets, and maybe even turned to violence..
"joseph degen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Let's get back to my interview with Jane Mayer a staff writer for the New Yorker, her new pieces called the making of the Fox News White House. You report the Donald Trump was tipped off about a couple of key questions in the debates. What were those questions and how was he tipped off? So this this is a report that's based on several FOX insiders to to who suggest that they have the information from an eyewitness who saw Roger Ailes. Tip off Trump prior to the big Republican presidential debate in twenty fifteen August, two thousand fifteen where where Trump was you know, all eyes were on Trump to see whether he could sort of hold his own, and he was given a famously tough question by FOX host Megan Kelly who asked him about his the the way he had disparaged women, and and and supposedly mistreated women, and and it was a very tough question, and and Trump handled it quite well, he broke the audience up in laughter with a quick one line rejoinder where he said the only women that he spoke poorly of was just Rosie O'Donnell and the hall just blew up in laughter. Everybody thought that was an example of how how Trump could think quickly on his feet and occasionally flash some charm and survive almost any kind of salt from the. Press. But according to a couple of people I interviewed who were insiders at FOX. And in addition somebody in the Trump campaign, they've they can they say that Trump had gotten advance notice of this question is the implication that maybe somebody helped him come up with the Rosie O'Donnell rejoinder or that maybe he'd he'd rehearsed it, I mean, it's it's hard to know. I don't have that from anyone saying that they specifically know that but several people say that Roger Ailes was overheard telling Trump himself that he should get ready for that question. You know in talking about leaking debate questions to to Donald Trump when Donna Brazile who'd been a democratic operative was also working with CNN and was I think working as a commentator, then she leaked questions to the Hillary Clinton campaign that we're going to be asked on the debate. What did candidate Trump have to say when he learned that? Oh, I mean, he he is used it as a reason to sort of flog CNN as fake news and unfair and all of that sort of thing. So I mean, they're certainly an irony. If it really does turn out that he was given the answers himself in advance excuse me. It's really an irony. If it does turn out heat too was given questions in advance. And you you say that starts us up told you it wasn't CNN who leaked us questions. It was not CNN supposedly, Donna Brazile got the questions from a different source, and she was actually put through a very tough interview with with Megan Kelly afterwards, the the FOX host and kind of raked over the coals for it. So the whole thing looks quite ironic, and in retrospect. So what does that say about Fox News? I mean, what if what you're reporting is true. What ethics did the Fox News people break by leaking list of Trump? Well, I mean, if it's it's a form of cheating, basically, it's a pudding a thumb on the scale for one candidate in particular, and it's engaging in politics not journalism. I mean, they're supposed to be a line between being the press and being part of somebody's campaign, and and and in the past actually, it's interesting to me that FOX has laid down that line in two as as recently as twenty ten me, FOX has always been a partisan network. It was it was founded to be a kind of a conservative alternative to the mainstream media. But but a journalistic operation it, you know, it had its own motto which was fair and balanced, and but it's changed according to a number of people, and and what I was saying. Was as recently as twenty ten it laid down the line and reprimanded. Sean Hannity for crossing. It. Sean Hannity was going to appear on the stage doing a fundraiser for the tea party. And he got in a lot of trouble for doing that. And Roger Ailes said, we're not schilling for the tea party or any other party, and Rupert Murdoch himself said I don't think we should be supporting any party, including the tea party, and and and they kind of hung Hannity out there for doing it. But when he crossed that line again in two thousand sixteen FOX just. Issued a very kind of limp statement, and it it it seems like there were served. No repercussions. Well, what was the line that he crossed well, so in the very end of the midterm campaign. Right. But the night before the election. There was a grand final rally, and Sean Hannity was called onto the stage by Donald Trump, and he hopped up there and join Trump and was praising him as if he was a a member of the Trump campaign himself and not only did he prays Trump standing up there with him. But then he castigated the other members of the press calling them fake media, and that actually even included reporters from Fox News. So there was a, you know, huge hullabaloo within the press where reporters felt like that line had been crossed. But FOX really didn't seem to it issued a very sort of milk toast. Reprimand, and and and moved on to the end of the the piece you write about how Fox News has been preparing for the release of the Miller report and a guest on Laura Ingraham's show Joseph Degen Uva who's a lawyer who's been a frequent guest over the years on Fox News. He said it's going to be total war. And as I say to my friends, I do two things I vote and I buy guns. That's that's right. And and I think that it's potentially very dangerous the way that FOX has talked up anger in the base to try to suggest that if if law enforcement were ever to close in on President Trump that that. That they should do something like take to the streets, and maybe even turn to violence. I I mean, I it's an extraordinary situation to have the single largest cable news operation in the country, airing those kinds of sentiments so in new reporting for your New Yorker story on Fox News in the Trump administration. You spoke to several people who had been a part of Fox News in various capacities. Whether it's working behind the scenes as a producer Booker or somebody who, you know, people who've been commentators on there. What are some of the things you learned from from people who were really, you know, insiders and who are conservative. Well, I what was interesting was a number of them are unhappy with the direction that FOX has taken. I mean, they feel that FOX's become too much mouthpiece for President Trump that it's no longer conservative. And they worry that it's giving a platform for. Kind of authoritarianism. And and so, you know, you have people in the story that we're on the record people like Bill Kristol who is conservative. But he is a critic of President Trump's and he used to be a contributor to Fox News. But he is no longer. He no longer has a contract with them, and or an-, and he says, it's changed a lot. And and he feels that it's it's it's really becoming propaganda. So I have to ask you a question about Laura Ingram. This is this is this is a departure from your piece as a piece about you a profile of you and L magazine and ended up profile. It says that when you went off on a reporting trip your boyfriend at that time took up with Laura Ingram. The fact that you, you know, that you're reporting on her now your reporting on Fox News. I just makes my head spin mine too. It was. It was I think something like thirty years ago, and I've been happily married for I think twenty six ever since. Somebody else but to somebody else. So, you know. Yeah. That was it was ancient history. And I mean, I have to say it was a situation where I got my dog, and she got the guy. And I kind of think I got the better ended the deal because she had taken she and the guy had taken the dog. And you got the dog back. I I did actually. Yeah. Wishy political at the time. Did you have any clue who she would become? I think she was pretty political at the time. I mean, she was a summer associate in in my boyfriend's law firm that was what was going on. But I think she'd already I think she'd clerk maybe for Clarence Thomas, but given that back history. I was pretty careful to stay away from writing about her in in this piece there I think it's a piece it's about eleven thousand words, and I think she gets to mentions along the way let me reintroduce you here. If you're just joining us. My guest is Jane Mayer. She's a staff writer for the New Yorker her new piece. Is called the making of the Fox News White House. This is fresh air..
"joseph degen" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
"And for bob muller what say you well i mean first of all i think dana's point that giuliani to hurt his key does have he is one of a relatively small number of people have a pre existing at least relationship with regionally on e with excuse me with bob muller and someone who the president trusts in his personal friends with the president so he meets the suit of nexus that there aren't that many there's not that many people in that concentric circle i think it's broadly consistent with what we've seen this president do whether it's in his cabinet whether it's in his staff whether it's with his legal team which is bringing people who he is friends with obviously the joseph degen of a thing did not come to pass but that was some of the motivation there he wants to be around people who are comfortable around him and who he's comfortable around i'm and i don't think you can begrudge him that giuliani i don't know how much giuliani's pasha relationship with muller matters at trump thinks it does clearly brings him in giuliani hopes it matters i don't know to jeff when i don't know that it bob most can say well we've got juliana i know him everything's gonna be fine but maybe it's a step in the right direction for for trump and giuliani was on the shortlist to become attorney general in the trump administration has clearly club issued a statement sabrina rudy is great he has been my friend for a long time wants to get this better quickly resolve for the good of the country what do you think.
"joseph degen" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
"Good good work done you know jeffrey toobin let's let's get your reaction rudy giuliani among other things a former us attorney in in new york he knows this business he does but he you know he has been a politician now for decades and and much more than a lawyer he hasn't been inside courtrooms for a very long time he's clearly been hired as danna said to try to negotiate with muller i think robert mueller the idea that hey you know we're old friends from the justice department in the eighties let's let's work out a deal that's not the kind of thing that's going to work with robert muller i mean he will certainly treat your liani with respect but the idea that there prior relationship will buy him anything strikes me as extremely extremely unlikely as as does the idea that this could somehow wrap up in a couple of weeks given the magnitude of the cases that are outstanding that just seems like completely dreamland chris cillizza so when he tells the washington post rudy giuliani i'm doing it because i hope we can negotiate an end to this for the good of the country because i have high regard for the president and for bob bob muller what say you well i mean first of all i think dana's point that guiliani made to hurt his keep does have he is one of a relatively small number of people have a pre existing at least relationship with regional yanni with excuse me with bob muller and someone who the president trusts in his personal friends with the president so he meets the suit of nexus that there aren't that many there's not that many people in that concentric circle i think it's broadly consistent with what we've seen this president do whether it's in his cabinet whether it's in his staff whether it's with his legal team which is bringing people who he is friends with obviously the joseph degen of a thing could not come to pass but that was some of the motivation that he wants to be around people who are comfortable around him and who he's comfortable around i'm and i don't think you can begrudge him that thing giuliani i don't know how much giuliani's pasha relationship with muller matters at trump thinks it does.
"joseph degen" Discussed on Left, Right & Center
"To give up revenue that is badly needed for infrastructure for public education is a is a pretty dire sign of the times i've been talking with rich lowry of national review and other mcgee of demos we'll be back with criminal defense attorney ken white to talk about why it's so hard for president trump to hire a lawyer you're listening to left right and center what do you think share your thoughts on today's show on our facebook page or tweet us at l rc kcrw and download the kcrw app to listen to left right and center on demand this week on the document journalist jon alpert fearlessly chase stories around the world sometimes with this teenage daughter by aside their last trip together almost ended in disaster tommy looks at me and she says daddy why didn't anybody in the family try to stop us from doing this that's the document kcrw's mash up of documentaries and radio check it out at kcrw dot com slash the document or wherever you get your podcasts back again with left right and center i'm josh barrow on the left is heather mcghee president of demos on the right is rich lowry editor of national review president trump is down to just one lawyer working fulltime on his personal legal issues related to the russia investigation john dowd who was overheard a few months ago loudly discussing the president's legal strategy in a steakhouse has resigned the new york times reports dowd felt the president was increasingly ignoring his legal advice the apparent last straw for dad was the president's choice to hire the husband and wife team of joseph degen uva and victoria tensing to enthusiasts of deep state conspiracy theories to work without but this week it was announced agenda and tensing won't be trump's lawyers either they have a conflict of interest since they represent other people involved in the russia matter that non hiring announcement came from jaysekulow the president's last fulltime lawyer secular was a first amendment lawyer he has no expertise in criminal defense and his role at least initially seemed to be to go on television to defend the president while other lawyers did the legal work but with trump having great difficulty hiring.
"joseph degen" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Dowd was was the could not get the president to agree with him that you should you should stiff arm muller and keep them at a distance however at the same time as a political strategy not illegal one it does seem that trump and his allies throughout the conservative media and on capitol hill we've been watching this closely politico the rhetoric is really escalating it does tend to evan flow we've been through cycles like this people may remember going into the holidays at the end of the year the rhetoric was really cranking up and there were a lot of predictions that mother would be fired you know sort of christmas eve massacre that didn't materialize but it feels like it's cresting again and maybe even more intensely than before and i think that joseph degen uva joining the legal team adds to that but there is this kind of confusing question about what is the legal strategy for chick yearly when it comes to an interview with muller i think that's not been resolved but but trump did say today that he wants to talk to mom ty cobb maybe winning that fight so that is a kind of parallel track that we need to be watching closely because of course the stakes of an interview like that are just incredibly high vivian because of your aforementioned front row seat on this administration for the folks who may settle down at the end of the day and join us i don't know over a martini to kind of get caught up on this day in the administration on the hubbub scale what's it like now compared to say fourteen months ago in some ways it's really interesting things have calmed down it's a bit more orderly in terms of the daytoday sort of organization of the white house and in the old days we were getting you know sort of sporadic calls everybody gather up right now and there wasn't the systematic scheduling and organiz ation that the white house usually has but obviously behind the scenes there's a lot of people who are feeling a little bit disenfranchised morales sort of shaky because of the fact that there's been so much turnover and that's not necessarily unusual for.
"joseph degen" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Now nbc news has learned that according to people with the process doubts decision to exit was part of preparations for such an interview the future of another member of the legal team tied cobb also reported to be in some question both men advise the president to take a cooperative approach with muller as we've covered so extensively here but that changed somewhat just this past weekend when trump began attacking the special counsel by name new york times also notes doubt is leaving because the president was increasingly ignoring his advice he in com have also been trying to find ways for the president to avoid a sit down with muller but today trump reiterated his willingness to do so the president would you like to testify special counsel robert muller thank you i would like to monday the legal team announced the addition of this man former us attorney joseph degen of who insists the russia investigation is all a big conspiracy against trump with the addition of degen of it's easy to foresee a more combative legal strategy emerging presidents also searching for still more legal help in this russia matter but seems to be having trouble along those lines washington post reporting tonight he's struggling to find topnotch attorneys willing to represent him our nbc news colleagues have more reporting tonight that may put much of what we've just reported into context according to three people familiar with the discussions going on in the west wing the president considered firing chief of staff john kelly this month and not naming a successor leaving the job vacant essentially making himself his own chief of staff something more akin to his role in the family business back at trump tower in new york we should also note the president.
"joseph degen" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"Our next question is in an email from laney whites who writes mr trump has just added joseph degen to his team jon dowd is considering leaving as his client will not follow instructions and tie cobb is getting sheri he's not on the firing line who were trump's lawyers and what does it tell us well that's a great question and obviously when highstakes things going on people look to the lawyers visit lawyers are the ones who are the public face of the defense of their client in this case the president of the united states i'll tell you quite frankly a lot of them based on my experience and personally with some of them there are a lot of bark and a lot less bite donald trump seems to be attracted to people and attract lawyers who are all about punching back fighting in the press yelling about the people who are on witch hunts against him rather than focused on people who are excellent rigorous courtroom lawyers who meet with great success in actual cases in real life and as i said last week there are people like emmett flood who's incredibly well respected an excellent lawyer always who looks like he's balking coming on board the trump team and just this week it was reported at another very very prominent famous incompetent lawyer who once served as solicitor general of the united states ted olson has also begged off so the trump team is not i think is highcalibre as you would expect the president to have in the likelihood of getting to be higher caliber given these reports of people begging off is unlikely as well and just let me make another point it's a very peculiar thing for those of us who practicing law for a long time what's going on between trump and his lawyers on the one hand on the one hand you have lawyers claiming that they're acting on behalf of the president without talking to him and on the other hand you have donald trump apparently looking like he's not listening to his lawyers you have people who are the paid representatives of a special client president united states.
"joseph degen" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"We are back new warnings today to the president from two republican senators about what could happen if trump were to try to fire muller robert costa of the washington post who's standing by to talk to us as reporting arizona republican senator jeff flake says he would support impeachment proceedings if trump tries to end the special counsel investigation flight told the post we are begging him don't go down this road don't create a constitutional crisis don't force the congress to take the only remedy that congress can take he continued quote if trump fires muller without cause how different is that from what nixon did with the saturday night massacre flake asked he left before impeachment came but that was the remedy then and that would be the remedy now republican senator lindsey graham of south carolina voiced a similar sentiment early today if the president fired robert muller do you think that would be an impeachable offense probably so if he did it without calls yeah stop investigation without cause i think with the constitutional crisis senator graham talking to hughhewitt earlier today the president has escalated as attacks on the special counsel he even mentioned the mother investigation by name over the weekend that was the first summer now saying congress needs to act to insulate and wall off and protect muller something that republican congressional leaders have been reluctant to do the president's attacks on this investigation come as he appears to be trying to shake up his legal team the president currently has tycoon john dowd jaysekulow and now joseph degen of advising him in the russia case robert kosta also reported today they'd reached out to highpowered defense lawyer ted olson to join them but olsen has declined for more on all of this i am joined by the aforementioned robert costa national political reporter for the washington post moderator of washington week on pbs.
"joseph degen" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"For an interview according to one person trump lawyer john dowd called this report old news but our nbc news colleague kristen welker reports a source tells her that there's ongoing communication between the president's legal team and the special counsel which includes turning over some documents and our senior white house correspondent halley jackson tells us tonight the two legal teams met recently and that such meetings happen quote regularly in other words they've been talking and they continue to talk as we mentioned donald trump has hired another lawyer for the team handling the russia investigation he is former us attorney joseph degen uva degen of is a frequent contributor to the president's network of choice where he made public his allegation of an fbi justice department plot against the president make no mistake about it a group of f b i in doj people were tr trying to frame donald trump of a falsely created crown they were going to exonerate hillary and they were going to frame donald trump with they have done to the department and the fbi is undermined the confidence of the american pick people in federal law enforcement it is disgraceful and it all stems from their animus toward president trump joe digenova has been around a long time he's well known in washington this quote from a wall street journal op ed written by him in nineteen ninetyseven during the investigation of bill clinton is getting a wide circulation tonight for reasons you're about to see quote nobody should underestimate the upheaval that a prosecution of the president would cause but we went through at once before in watergate and survived the nation in fact could conceivably benefit from the indictment of a president it would teach the valuable civics lesson that no one is above the law.
"joseph degen" Discussed on The Daily
"We'll be right back if you haven't streamed the good fight on cbs all access your truly missing out from award winning executive producers michelle and robert king season two of this critically acclaimed original series truly raises the bar now streaming on cbs alexis day in lockhart in the rest of our associates chicagobased law firm find themselves under psychological salt when a client at another firm kills his lawyer for overcharging visit cbs dot com slash daily for your free trial of cbs alexis that cvs dot com slash daily to start streaming new episodes of the good fight today here's what else you need tentative genoveva is a former us attorney in dc and he joins us on my pleasure the times reports that president trump has decided to hire a longtime washington lawyer joseph degen of who has pushed the theory in interviews that the russia investigation was concocted by fbi agents who wanted to prevent trump from becoming president make no mistake about it a group of f b i and doj people were trying to frame donald trump of a falsely created to is not expected to take a lead role on the presence legal team but will serve as more aggressive and outspoken figure at a time when trump is openly attacking special counsel robert muller's investigation won't be the motive for that the motive would be that they didn't like donald trump that he didn't think he was fit to be president and they were going to do everything within their power to exonerate hillary.
"joseph degen" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Something trying something about trying to stop his client from continuing to cooperate with the special counsel with robert muller nader's lawyer is calling it quote an orchestrated disgusting scheme by those who are trying to intimidate mr nadir into silence so that is intriguing and the criminal charges are what they were but why is all this press coming out about them now right we can't know for sure where it's all coming from why it's all coming out now including previously sealed court documents but there's one interesting thing here that i think is worth pointing out in involves that one thousand nine hundred five indictment against george nader these are charges that were later dropped a court ruled that the search warrant used to obtain evidence from nader's home was not properly obtained the prosecutor at the time who tried and failed to bring that case who brought those charges couldn't get a conviction and then one thousand nine hundred five case his name was joseph degen of it was the us attorney for the district of columbia at the time and guess who just got hired as donald trump's new russia lawyer in the russia probe joseph degen of same guy the guy who tried but ultimately failed to convict george nader on those obscenity charges all the way back in nineteen eightyfive so he's coming back into the public eye being brought on at the white house just as the public is learning all of these deep buried details about jordan haters criminal past george nader robert muller's latest cooperating witness i don't know if it is a coincidence that both of these things are coming to light at the same.
Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix describes "shadow" election tactics
"I'm shopping at total wine and more ap radio news i'm tim maguire the white house insists president trump is not out to fire special counsel robert muller may be saga megani has more the president's ramped up his attacks for the first time going after mother by name in a tweet and this morning calling the probes into russian election interference a total witch hunt with massive conflicts of interest what you guys have seen is some well established frustration presidents but a white house spokesman hogan gidley says the president is not looking to get rid of muller there are no conversations or discussions about removing mr mueller meantime the president has added a new lawyer to his legal team in the russia probe former federal prosecutor joseph degen of oh who has publicly talked about justice department efforts to frame the president with a falsely created crime saga megani at the white house britain's channel four arizona undercover video of in which kramer cambridge politica executives boast of swaying elections in africa and europe ceo alexander knicks is seen in the video saying the company has secretly recorded agents offering corrupt campaign financing deals to politicians and essent girls around the candidates house to create damaging videos cambridge analytica was suspended from facebook last friday after reportedly using some fifty million user profiles in a protrump manipulation campaign to people been injured another in another package bomb in austin texas this when police say set off by a twitter trip wire last night laura mcginnis who lives in the neighborhood where the latest bomb went off admits to being worried it immediately st no strike percents of hearing you but you have to stop and pause and be like okay i'm fine this hasn't affected me yet but it's so close to home and it's been such an ongoing problem here in austin that it just makes you wonder why why haven't we found this person yet two people were killed two others hurt in three previous bombings in which packages were left at the front doors of the homes this is a radio news uber stops at self driving car tests after one hits a woman in arizona police in the phoenix suburb of tempe arizona say uber self driving vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian overnight police say the vehicle was in autonomous mode with an operator behind the wheel when the woman walking outside of a crosswalk was hit.