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McConnell says Trump's Supreme Court nominee will receive a Senate vote
"Fly from NPR news. I'm Giles Snyder. Several Republican senators are lining up in support of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is plan to vote on the nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. NPR's Kelsey Snell reports. McConnell has not given a timeline for replacing Ginsberg, who died yesterday from complications of cancer majority leader McConnell hasn't said if he plans to hold a vote on an eventual nominee before the election in November. Much of the timing will depend on how quickly President Trump announces his pick. Supreme Court nominees undergo a lengthy process before an eventual vote on the Senate floor. Typically that involves one on one meetings with senators completing a lengthy questionnaire and extensive background checks all before public hearings and a vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee. McConnell says Republicans were elected on a promise to fill federal court vacancies. Republicans have overseen a broad reshaping of the federal bench in recent years, approving more than 200 of President Trump's judicial nominees. Kelsey Snell. NPR NEWS Washington Top Democrats say Senator McConnell set a historical precedent when he refused to allow a vote in
James Comey to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee
"Former FBI director James Comey will testify publicly before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 30th. That's according to committee chair Lindsey Graham, who told Fox News is Sean Hannity that Comey had agreed to appear before the panel at the end of the month, voluntarily as part of his committee's probe of the FBI's Russia
Comey to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about 2016 probe
"Our former FBI director, James Comey, is set to testify again before Congress. The Senate Judiciary Committee says Comey will testify on the 30th will be AH featured witness and a Senate Judiciary Committee. Lindsey Graham's investigation into the origins of the Justice Department's Russia probe. President Trump fired Comey is FBI director back in May of 2017,
Atlanta - ICE Almost Deported Immigrant Woman Who Says She Got Unwanted Surgery While Detained
"Week from immigrant women who say they were subjected to unwanted medical procedures while detained at an immigration and customs enforcement facility in Georgia. Some women say they underwent his direct Amis or other surgeries that left them sterile. Members of Congress are demanding a quick investigation and in one case, lawmakers say ice has already tried to deport a key witness. NPR's Joel Rose has more Pauline Benham was nearly deported. Yesterday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement put her on a plane back to Cameroon, a country she left when she was two years old. She was on the tarmac when members of Congress say they intervened. It felt like ice was trying to rush through her deportation. I can't say that for certain, but all of this is extremely troubling. Representative Pramila Gioia Paul is a Democrat from Washington State and a member of the House Judiciary Committee. She wants been in the U. S so that you can tell her story to investigators. Venom is one of a growing number of immigrant women who say they were subjected to gynecological procedures without consent. While they were held at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia. The first allegations came to light in a whistle blower complaint this week from a nurse at the facility. Since then, lawyers for other women have come forward with similar allegations. Jaipal says the total is now at least 17. This feels particularly agree just because it is obviously Invasive reproductive surgery. And so for every woman in particular across America, this sends chills up our spine. More than 170. Members of Congress have signed a letter calling for an investigation by the homeland Security inspector general. Ice confirmed that Pauline Venom is still in the country and denied any link between her allegations and her scheduled deportation. Spokesman says she was pulled off the plane because of a paperwork snafu with the Cameroonian government, not because of congressional intervention. In a statement. I says that all female detainees received routine gynecological care, and that quote a medical procedure like a hysterectomy would never be performed unquote without informed consent. Bingham's lawyer says Otherwise. When she woke up from the surgery, the doctor informed her that a portion of her fallopian tube was removed. One win is Bingham's lawyer at the nonprofit Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights. She says, been, um, sought treatment for in irregular menstrual cycle and thought she was getting a routine procedure. Of course. Pauline was very upset and sort of appalled that this had happened without her consent. Win says the long term medical implications are not clear, but the procedure could prevent been him from conceiving a child detention itself takes so much away. I'm a person's life and then for her to have gone through this experience while she was an immigration detention, just rob sir of so much more than her time, wind says been, um complained to the staff at the detention center, but those complaints went nowhere. Irwin is operated by a for profit company LaSalle Corrections, which did not respond to a request for comment. Elizabeth Meth urn is a lawyer who has represented immigrants held at Erwin and other detention centers in Georgia, she says complaints about medical care often fall on deaf ears. They consistently Ignore complaints they consistently act like any complaint is just histrionics. It's ripe for exploitation, right because there's not proper oversight. There's not A proper like Level of humanity. Katherine says lawyers have been raising concerns about medical conditions for years. They're relieved that the public is finally paying attention, even if it took shocking allegations like these to make it happen. Joel Rose.
ICE Just Tried to Deport Immigrant Woman Who Says She Got Unwanted Surgery While Detained
"Have come to light this week from immigrant women who say they were subjected to unwanted medical procedures while detained at an immigration and customs enforcement facility in Georgia. Some women say they underwent his direct Amis or other surgeries that left them sterile. Members of Congress are demanding a quick investigation and in one case, lawmakers say ice has already tried to deport a key witness. NPR's Joel Rose has more Pauline Venom was nearly deported. Yesterday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement put her on a plane back to Cameroon country she left when she was two years old. She was on the tarmac when members of Congress say they intervened. It felt like ice was trying to rush through her deportation. I can't say that for certain, but all of this is extremely troubling. Representative Pramila Gioia Paul is a Democrat from Washington State and a member of the House Judiciary Committee. She wants been in the U. S so that you can tell her story to investigators. Venom is one of a growing number of immigrant women who say they were subjected to gynecological procedures without consent while they were held at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia. The first allegations came to light in a whistle blower complaint this week from a nurse at the facility. Since then, lawyers for other women have come forward with similar allegations, Jaipal says the total is now at least 17. This feels particularly agree just because it is obviously Invasive reproductive surgery, and so far every woman in particular across America, this sends chills up our spine. More than 170. Members of Congress have signed a letter calling for an investigation by the Homeland Security inspector general. Ice confirmed that Pauline Venom is still in the country and denied any link between her allegations and her scheduled deportation. Spokesman says she was pulled off the plane because of a paperwork snafu with the Cameroonian government, not because of congressional intervention. In a statement. I says that all female detainees received routine gynecological care and that quote a medical procedure like a history. Ectomy would never be performed unquote without informed consent. The venoms lawyer says Otherwise. When she woke up from the surgery, the doctor informed her that a portion of her fallopian tube was removed. One win is Bingham's lawyer at the nonprofit Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, she says been, um sought treatment for in irregular menstrual cycle and thought she was getting a routine procedure. Of course, Pauline was very upset and sort of appalled that this had happened without her consent. Wind says the long term medical implications are not clear. But the procedure could prevent venom from conceiving a child detention itself takes so much away from a person's life. And then for her to have gone through this experience while she was an immigration detention. Just rob serve so much more than her time, Wind says Been, UM complained to the staff at the detention center, but those complaints went nowhere. Irwin is operated by a for profit company LaSalle Corrections, which did not respond to a request for comment. Elizabeth Meth urn is a lawyer who has represented immigrants held at Erwin and other detention centers in Georgia, she says complaints about medical care often fall on deaf ears. They consistently Ignore complaints they consistently act like any complaint is just histrionics. It's ripe for exploitation, right because there's not proper oversight. There's not A proper like Level of humanity. Katherine says lawyers have been raising concerns about medical conditions for years. They're relieved that the public is finally paying attention, even if it took shocking allegations like these to make it happen. Joel Rose. NPR news
Jeffrey Toobin on Writing About Trump
"Jeffrey toobin joins us now from northern Connecticut. His latest book is called True Crimes and misdemeanors the investigation of Donald, trump, it's already a New York Times Bestseller Jeff Welcome back to the podcast. It is a pleasure to be here Michelle. Well, we are talking about probably an unpleasant topic you've been covering this regularly for the New, Yorker, talking about it on CNN, the investigations of Donald. Trump plural I think and the impeachment process at what point did you think to yourself? Okay. This should be a book as well. Right at the beginning you know I have a special interest in fun for independent investigations of the presidency. I was one of the prosecutors in the Iran Contra -CATION in the Lawrence Walsh Investigation wrote my first book opening arguments about that did a book about. The Starr investigation of Whitewater Lewinsky in the Clinton years and so I know that the behind the scenes, stories of these investigations are always interesting. But what was a nerve ing as I started in was that I didn't realize that Muller which completely shut down all access I had to trust that eventually, I would get access to the Muller Office, but it was incredibly unnerving journalists to. Spend almost two years working on his side of the investigation really from the outside even though you've written about impeachment, you've written books about investigations. This book feels different and I'm curious to hear your take on what makes this book in the process of writing the book different from those previous books. Trump makes it different? The president is such an enormous figure in American history, his complete disregard. For norms his constant lying his inability or unwillingness to play by rules that Democrats and Republicans have played for all of certainly my conscious life it makes everything about these last three and a half years just feel different from anything I'd ever covered in anything I've ever felt as a citizen we've had conservative presidents. We've had liberal presidents, but we've never had a president like trump and. Both he as a protagonist in my story and the people who gravitate to him just make it totally different. Okay. Here's one way in which it feels different to me and I'm curious to hear your take and it's about trump but it's also about the reception of trump among Americans or certain group of Americans and it's that every single time there are some kind of event trump takes. Some action that seems to be a game changer. There's this expectation or there has been the expectation. Okay. Well, now, this is the end of this changes things, and that goes back to his not filing his tax returns during the campaign, but then I think the next point was with access Hollywood tapes and it's been that way ever since where where something will happen and people will say. Well now, that's it. You know there's gotTa be a consequence and then there really isn't a consequence I. Think you're right in part I mean you know and and you can go through others whether it was praising the white supremacists in Charlottesville standing by Vladimir Putin, in Helsinki, and disparaging the American intelligence agencies firing James Comey which seemed like complete departures from how we expect presidents to behave. Another theme of my journalistic career has been the evolution of the Republican Party that if you go back to Richard Nixon the turning point in Watergate was when seven Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of impeachment and then ultimately Barry Goldwater Hugh Scott John Rhodes went to Nixon and say we can't support you anymore those three famous Republicans The Republican Party has turned into a trump call. And the ability of the president to do absolutely anything no matter how outrageous and retain the support of that forty percent of the country. Is. Something we've never seen before it's been building through the past couple of decades, but I think that's what accounts for the phenomenon you describe, which is no matter what he does the the political architecture of our time really never changes anymore because fifty five percent of the people are appalled forty forty percent of the people stick with trump and thus we have the election we have. So you're saying it's essentially the fact that he's not held. Accountable is a result of the fact that the party has sort of been entirely captured by trump. He has captive and very loyal audience among Americans, and then presumably the other arm of that is what's happened with the media and that certain is catering to and delivering that message. I. Can just add one thing. You know a lot of people like what trump is doing. It's not like this forty percent says, well, you know it's bad that he fires Komai. It's bad that he says, all these races. Thanks their gladis says racist things. I. Mean there are a lot of people in the country who have the same attitudes and I think that's what's chilling for people like me who was. I like to think is not a racist, but the way trump behaves in public it's a feature, not a bug people don't support him in spite of his excesses they support him because it's
House set to vote on marijuana legalization
"1000 representatives will vote on legalizing marijuana next month. The more act would remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act and raise some cannabis criminal records. Ah, floor vote on the bill would be the greatest federal cannabis reform accomplishment in 20 years. So, says Randall, Mayor of the Global Alliance for Cannabis Commerce. States would still have to vote to legalize the drug. It's already been legalized in 11 states. That Bill was introduced by House Judiciary Chair in New York Congressman Jerry Nadler last fall it past the Judiciary Committee by a vote of 24 to 10 with Democrats Republicans Matt Gates of Florida and Tom McClintock of California. The on ly Republicans to vote for the
"Valentina Tereshkova was twenty two years old when she made her first parachute jump with a local aviation club in nineteen, fifty nine and she loved it. unbeknownst to her this exhilarating pastime was giving her skills that would bring her to the attention of the Soviet government. The Soviets needed someone who could handle themselves jumping from twenty thousand feet. The mandatory ejection altitude from the re entry of a rocket capsule. One of the many facets of the space race to the Soviets wanted to win was to have the first woman in space in February nineteen, sixty, two Tereshkova and four other women, three parachutists and one pilot began the intensive training to become cosmonauts. My Name's Moxy and this is your brain on facts. We're headed toward another presidential election and it seems like both a minute ago and an attorney ago that we had a female candidate for president would most people don't know is that the first female candidate? Rian before she was even allowed to vote. Victoria Claflin later, Victoria Woodhall was one of ten children born to illiterate mother and a petty criminal father. Would Hell attended school sporadically for a few years. At Age Fifteen, she married a doctor who soon revealed himself to be an alcoholic philanderer. To make matters worse the sixteen year old woodhall gave birth to a mentally handicapped son who would need extra care in eighteen fifty four. Three of would hold siblings had died as children. And she claims she had clairvoyant powers to communicate with them. Always looking for a new scam, to run. Her father put her on the road with her sister Tennessee as a faith healing and fortune telling act selling elixirs that promised to cure everything from asthma to cancer. They didn't. In fact, Tennessee was indicted for manslaughter after one of her patients died. By some good fortune that I don't know the sisters found themselves with a wealthy patron in the form of railroad magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt. He and Tennessee were rumored to be lovers. Stock Tips that she picked up during their relationship came in pretty handy during an eighteen, sixty, nine gold panic during which the sisters supposedly netted seven hundred thousand dollars. With. Vanderbilt's bankrolling Victoria and Tennessee then opened their own highly publicized firm named Woodhall Claflin and company becoming the first female stockbrokers on wall. Street. However they were never granted a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. It would take another near century before Muriel Siebert did in nineteen, sixty seven. In the same year that she became a stockbroker would attended her first suffragette rally and immediately became a passionate devotee of the 'cause. She befriended or beguiled a congressman to get her an invitation to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. She argued that women did already have the right to vote under the fourteenth and fifteenth amendments those granted persons born or naturalized in the United, states citizenship and prohibited voter discrimination. But the house declined to enact any legislation on the matter. Even still the appearance made her a celebrity among suffragettes. In. April. Of Eighteen seventy, just two months after opening her brokerage firm woodhull announced her candidacy for president of the United States on a platform of women's suffrage regulation of monopolies nationalization of railroads, an eight hour workday direct taxation. Abolition of the death penalty and welfare for the poor what whole helped organize the equal rights party. which nominated her at its May eighteen, seventy two. Famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass was selected as her running mate and told about eventually he never acknowledged it officially, and in fact, he campaigned for the incumbent Republican Ulysses s grant. What else name appeared on ballots in a couple of states. Knows for certain votes she received because apparently they weren't counted. All of this was essentially moot. Though considering that would hold did not reach the constitutionally required age of thirty five until six months after the inauguration. It would be nineteen, sixty four before a woman was actively considered for a nomination of a major party. When Margaret Smith qualified for the ballot of six state primaries even coming in second in Illinois. The only female candidate other than Clinton was faith spotted Eagle a native American activist who received a vote from Robert. Sexual. Junior. WHO's referred to as a faithless elector for not voting has pledged section also voted for why known Luke for vice. President. Luke is executive director of honor, the Earth a native environmental organization, which plays an active role in the Dakota access pipeline protests.
Path to Citizenship Possible for Immigrants With Sick Piano Skills
"Well. After weeks of intense negotiations, Congress might finally have a bill they can agree on to overhaul the nation's broken immigration system after making major concessions on both sides. The House Judiciary Committee proposed bold new legislation that would offer citizenship to immigrants who can play the piano so good it makes everyone cry opr immigration correspondent Marcy Hammond joins us now with more mercy. Tell us about this. Bill, thank you Leslie. The new immigration rule would allow any citizen of a foreign nation who wishes to immigrate to the US to apply for merit based visa as long as they're piano playing good enough to make people weep as the power of music washes over their soul and cleanses their mind.
Biden VP Pick: Kamala Harris to Join Biden in Delaware
"The campaign trail today with his newly announced running mates. He in California Senator Kamala Harris, appearing together in Biden's home state of Delaware, ahead of Ah, virtual fundraiser tonight, The Biden campaign has released a video of what you might call their political proposal moment. First of all is the answer. Yes. The answer's work. I am ready to do this with you for you. I just I'm just deeply honored and very excited. Never, too were once rivals, of course, and Harris made headlines with some sharp criticism of Biden during the Democratic primaries. But she later became a vocal supporter of the former vice president correspondent are Let Sainz explains something else that apparently help bring the two together. Harris shared a special relationship with job Eden's son, Beau Biden. They both served alongside each other is as attorneys general in their home states and developed a close relationship from that. Biden, in making his announcement, actually noted the fact that he valued those opinions and that that was a factor that played into his decision making process. Beau Biden died of brain cancer five years ago at age 46. Ah Harris makes history is the first African American woman and the first American of Indian descent to be nominated on a major party's presidential ticket. Pundits say her mixed race heritage has allowed her to connect with multiple audiences. Harris was elected to the U. S Senate in 2016 after serving his California's attorney general, and Delaware Senator Chris Kun says he was impressed with her when first running for his Senate says she was compelling. She was engaging. She's funny, and she's warm. She is capable of being both a very tough questioner in the Judiciary Committee, going after Attorney general Bar or Attorney general sessions on then she's equally capable of being warm and engaging, an upbeat She's someone who will be terrific to campaign with and to govern with. Harris ran for the Democratic nomination herself but left the race before voting began as she struggled to raise money. Perhaps the most notable moment of her campaign was when she criticized Biden during a debate for his past opposition to school busing. Biden Harris expected to make remarks
Appeals court rules House has authority to enforce McGahn subpoena
"A federal appeals court says the House of Representatives can force a former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify. Tom Roberts has more a divided US appeals court in D. C said McGann's refusal to testify after being subpoenaed is grounds for the house to sue. The House Judiciary Committee wants to interview McGann under oath to question him about potentially obstructive behavior by President Trump. During the Russia investigation. McGann was called to disclose what he witnessed before special counsel Robert
House can subpoena former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify, appeals court rules
"House Democrats lawsuit to force former White House counsel Don began to appear before a congressional committee. But the court's action today left other legal issues unresolved, with time growing short. The current Congress, The full U. S Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia voted 72 in a ruling that the House Judiciary Committee can make its claims in court, reversing the judgment. Of a three judge panel that would have ended the court fight. Today's unemployment report on
Federal Appeals Court Rules House Dems Have Legal 'Standing' to Enforce Subpoena for Former WH Counsel Don McGahn
"Appeals court in Washington D. C this morning has revived a lawsuit by House Democrats to force former White House chief counsel Don began to appear before a congressional committee. The full U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia voted 72 in a ruling that the House Judiciary Committee can make its claims in court. Reversing the judgment of a three judge panel that would have ended the court fight. Now the matter will still have to return to that panel for consideration of other legal issues.
Big Tech, Antitrust, and Democracy
"I James. I'm doing. Okay. How are you? Good thanks. All Things considered I'm busy. Tell You I've complainer this on multiple guess at this point. But what's another one I feel like? Because no one is traveling or going anywhere what is usually the slowest months? August is just insane like stuff happening constantly it started off where it got very slow in March. I was walked down people don't know what to do and were nervous. I was over whelming sense of doom and the weird thing. Is Obviously, it's not that stuff has changed that much but we talked about this on the last episode people have adapted, and now they're like making up for lost I but they're just like news coming out everywhere right a no more so than in the capital. That's right. So last week last Wednesday the editor subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee in the House had a hearing with the four tuxedos Apple Google facebook and Amazon Microsoft was notable by its absence, but it was clearly a. Focus on consumer tech. In the reason I say that this was clear is not just because such. Adele wasn't there but it became pretty clear through the questioning that Tim. Cook was only they're Kinda wanted to say that they got all of them because they were not prepared to ask him questions at all. It's clear that all the work of the committee has been mostly focused on I would say first and foremost Amazon they had the most detailed stuff there they were pretty detail. About Google, they were somewhat detailed about facebook, but you could see sort of the quality of questionings really starting to come down there, and then they didn't even know what the percentages were in the APP store. You is kind of embarrassing. They would ask cook a question and let him just talk because they didn't know what to ask next wherever else interrupt because they wanted that points to make et Cetera et Cetera and I've thought that difference in the quality of questioning per company. was pretty striking. Yeah. It's interesting. The New York Times ran a tally of the questions and I thought that in itself was interesting and it looked pretty evenly spaced and then apple was dislike fifty percent of the other three frustrating in a way because obviously I've been sort of fixated on the APP store for literally since the beginning of attack relate what am I I set of articles back in two thousand thirteen was trying to understand what how is doing such a crappy job. Imagine the APP store and one of my conclusions there was there. So scarred from their near death experience in the nineties when they had to beg adobe and Microsoft to continue supporting the Max can remain viable and I wrote this is back in two thousand thirteen that they would never allow themselves to be in that position again and well. So interesting about that is the way that has manifested is that again, this is a long running things that they've really had kept productivity APPS. In particular, it's hard to make money. You can't charge upgrades is really important sort of business mile away. It's worked on other platforms white the internet which Tim Cook Pretends doesn't exist also testimony they jumped straight from brick and mortar to the APP store. There's no intervening period there where you could buy stuff on the Internet. It's funny because when you read his testimony, you don't notice until someone points out she's like Oh my word. Yeah. You just kinda skipped fifteen years of distribution. So I didn't watch it old but I did watch part of it, and the only thing that I can remember is someone was questioning him around he has complete control of which APPs and he's like I'll well, if the native APPs that's true except Web apps so think he's not to the Internet was like little buttons that you create insofar which by the way are totally handicap progressive lobster totally handicap on IOS in wipes away all their cookies and settings after a week in. Where are the interesting things about this is because apple was held captive by productivity APPs in the nineties all of their sort of onerous APP store terms in my estimation have mostly affected would be productivity APPs in your abyss situation where you get no great innovator of APPs on these platforms in part because much risk like maybe you're going to build something in apple's not gonNA prove it or there's no business model it and it just doesn't make sense to make a new sort of productivity after the most difficult in-depth after build from a physical. API's on the device or perspective and what actually has come to dominate are. All these network based APPS that are mostly API driven and what's interesting is because apple is not a social company I message notwithstanding that they kind of weren't paying attention to that and what happened was we talked about this China where we chat actually became the exact sort of dominant APP that I think the APP store was designed to limit. But because they weren't sort of paying attention, they ended up the exact same situation as a nineties is the apple as a company is much stronger than back. Then it's not even remotely comparable but the fact that we chat is more important than your phone is definitely the case you. Like Oh we trade the same well then why is it? We have a mini APP store for on purposes and no one else has allowed it like one of the most obvious examples of APPs not being treated the same and it's not true the same because we chat as more important than the IPHONE.
Washington vs. Big Tech: Taking on the Trillion-Dollar Club
"Lawmakers came out swinging yesterday against Amazon Apple, Alphabet and facebook at an historic antitrust hearing held with CEOS, Jeff bezos, Tim Cook Sundar Pichai, and Mark Zuckerberg. Over remote Webcam, you swear or affirm under penalty of perjury that the testimony you out to give his show incorrect. The Best of your knowledge information and belief. So help you God. Yes. Let the record, show the witnesses answered informative. Thank you, and you may remain seated members of the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee used charged language like too much power, Anti Competitive Acquisition and emperors as they aired their concerns about those four giant platforms. Here's the subcommittee chairman. Democrat, Peterson, Selene, a Rhode Island, our founders would not bow before king, nor should we bow before the emperor's of the online economy and ranking member? Wisconsin's Jensen. Brenner. Pointing out. Political concerns about size does big tech have a bias serves our consumers to? The need the protection of the antitrust laws. Both sides of the aisle had their opportunity to highlight this core conflict between Washington and Silicon Valley that antitrust enforcement can fix whatever is challenging or concerning about big tech. The CEO's for their part. Say We haven't squashed the competition. Here's Pichai Cook and Zuckerberg competition drives US team. needs to better products, Noah choices and more choices for every customers have a lot of choices in their products space fierce competition companies like Samsung, G. while way in Google has built successful businesses with different approaches. We okay with that. Our goal is the best, not the most I recognize that there are concerns about the size and power of tech companies. Now, we're services are about connection. Our business model is advertising and we face intense competition in both Amazon's ECOMMERCE dominance sparked a few intense moments after CEO Jeff bezos. The richest man in the world with a personal fortune of about one hundred and eighty billion dollars didn't get a question until nearly two hours into the hearing apparently due to a tech glitch. But then the pressure was on basis was asked about undercutting diapers, dot com before buying it Amazon's counterfeit problem whether Alexa favors Amazon's own products, many times. He didn't have the answer I. Don't remember that at all. I remember is that we we we'd match competitive. I believe we follow diapers cog, and this is eleven years ago I. Think we do is offer to get you information if you. Get it to your office for you read that article, but I didn't remember that piece of that I apologize for that I don't know the specifics of that situation, and I would be happy to give back to your office with more information about that. These questions for Basil's and Amazon strike at the heart of the antitrust that had been building for years as these four companies that we use every day every single day grow and grow larger with a combined market. Market cap of about five trillion dollars. If they were their own stock exchange, they'd be the fourth largest in the world. Here's vice chair. Joanna goose to facebook's mark. Zuckerberg strikes me over the course of the last several years. FACEBOOK has used. It's market power to either purchase or replicate the competition and facebook facebook. MESSENGER WHATSAPP instagram are the most now downloaded APPs of the last decade your company. Sir, owns them all and we have a word for that words monopoly. My Take Away I. Don't know I. Don't know if you guys watched I thought some of it was fascinating. A couple of questions, not not a lot of great questions thought. There's a lot of some good answers, some not good answers, but I didn't think that there was a major takeaway that all of a sudden. You know Washington was Gonna come down hard on these companies and there was evidence that was presented. That was gonna GonNa, create that challenge. I thought the most challenging piece of of news out there. But I think we've seen it before was instagram and facebook in some of the emails back and forth. Did you ever use this very similar facebook camera product to threaten instagram's founder Kevin side-stream? Congresswoman I'm I'm not sure what you mean by threatened I. Think it was public that we were building a camera up at the at the time in a chat. You told, MR, science that facebook was quote developing our own photos strategy. So how we engage now, we'll also determine how much were partners versus competitors down the line instagram's founders seem to think that was a threat he confided confided in an investor at the time that he feared you would go. That you would go into quote destroy mode if he didn't sell instagram to you, one of respectfully disagree with the characterization. Really dug into the emails and didn't take them out of context I. Thought, you'd have a hard case to make. Yeah, I, mean. I thought on on the point with facebook is easy Riley points to the quite a few different lawmakers went off the Mark Zuckerberg on on the topic of their competition practices whether he considered some of those companies they've taken over I, walk up and Instagram as competitors at that point which knowledge that they had been, which kind of course, a bit of a stir. Has Been Engaged in purchasing competition I, in some cases, replicating competition in some cases eliminating your competition, would that be a fair statement? The space of people connecting with other people is a very large space and I would agree that there were different approaches we took to to addressing different parts of of that space, but it's all in service of building the best services. Likewise said that they had tried to copy some of the particular tools that other rivals whether they bought them or not use including. Of course, the stories feature snap, which I thought was quite interesting, but Geo Point, Andrew as to whether we we conclude from yesterday that significant action from no makers is imminent. Even if we go to a sweep at the next election, the market didn't take that conclusion on those times. Talks hit session highs during the hearing, but the interesting dichotomy which goes to the question. Of, how much we managed to watch I watched as much as I could apart from when fed chair Jay Powell speaking and I watch that instead, and you had one side of Washington of goes up pressuring these tech stocks. The other part saying that we're hit as long as it takes, we're not even thinking about thinking about thinking about raising rates and not allowed old. Not just the textbooks. And close at a pretty strong session yesterday can I? Can I just ask whoever buys a company? That's not a competitor I mean. News the idea that you would buy a competitor when. Merger has ever taken place among a company that does an entirely different area that you wouldn't consider a competitor. Watching. This yesterday was complete theater just like it often is with the these congressional hearings. At. The beginning, they were asking questions and not even letting them answer. So this was really about giving Congress people their time to have their six minutes to talk and to go through with some of these things, I didn't feel like learned a lot under yesterday. I couldn't take my eyes off it when I was watching it, but it was theater. Classic, you'll take the time comments from lawmakers when they get me on. So they wanted to I, totally agree on that, but I would say compared to say twenty eighteen when Mark Zuckerberg had to go to face, they'll make on his own. Better prepared than they had even if it was then making arguments rather than letting. The answer, their questions, they made better arguments. They brought up more pertinent facts whether that was is Amazon. Abusing small sellers on this. Platform. In two, thousand, thirteen, it was reported that you instructed Amazon employees to approach discussions with certain business partners, and I quote the way a Cheetah would pursue a sickly gazelle is the gazelle projects still in place and as Amazon pursue similar predatory campaigns in other parts of its business. I cannot. comment on that because I don't remember it. Is. Apple misusing the margins, it takes on on the APP store. Apple from increasing its commission to fifty percents we serve. We have never increase commissions in the store since the first day at operated in two thousand eight. From doing so is it? No, Sir I disagree strongly with that, there is a competition for developers just like there's a competition for customers. So I think they were getting it the crux of some of the issues. But as we I think all concluding I, it didn't spell imminent danger for the tech stocks just because of that air. Just one note though on the competitor. Comment there or issue that you were just discussing Becky, which is an interesting one. We often talk on the show about how being a monopoly unto. itself is not illegal, and you just commented that you can't buy from everybody wants to buy competitor. Interestingly, if you're deemed a monopoly which is not illegal, but you have that market power, it actually is illegal to buy a competitor, and so if you really go back and read mark, Brooks emails even. Even about the instagram transaction, he actually even doubled back on one of his emails because I. Think he realized that given the power that having that industry depending on how you define it that he had to rewrite the email later to suggest no, I'm not trying to do this. He was by the way thinking about this, even to two, thousand, ten, you can. Almost, if you look through emails, you can sort of see how tracking in his mind. The Way He's thinking about it. So yes, everybody always wants to buy. 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"judiciary committee" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Impeachment drafted pass by the committee but the investigation of the president's actions and its administration including these Ukraine issues is actually ongoingly of news tonight. On how new evidence is just hit into the judiciary committee record. We'll explain today. The Judiciary Committee formerly recommended impeaching Donald Trump for abusive power and obstruction of Congo's but the investigation into the freezing of that military aid. Ukraine continues in the investigating committees as well as in. This is interesting in the courts tonight. We have an update on some evidence entered into the record last night the center for a public integrity sued in federal court for documents related to the Ukraine scandal. And this is what they've got. Aw they won in court but what they got were heavily redacted documents. Why because the president doesn't want these documents to to see the light of day? I ask for unanimous consent chairman to enter these directions for the record and now we're joined by Dave Leventhal editor at large for the Senate Republican tax. which did sue the administration as mentioned? What did you get? What more do you need? We didn't get much in the sense that as you saw right there from the clip that the documents that we did about one hundred and forty-six pages worth of them were heavily redacted and many of the conversations that were happening between members of the the Department of Defense and the White House Office of Management and budget conversations. That could have been tantamount of some very interesting stuff directly related to the Ukraine situation. And we just don't have access to. We went back to court. Today filed a motion to effectively. Tell the judge. Hey look we gotta keep working on this and come Tuesday. We're going to have another bite at the apple. Are the Democrats also using their congressional subpoenas to try to get the same stuff. Yeah indeed in fact I had the these documents been released without the reductions. We may have had more information information than even congressional investigators have had an and then speaks to let me get you one of the point here because folks may have heard the White House finally put out an alternative out of explanation to why the money was frozen and said it wasn't to get the Biden's it was for legitimate foreign policy. Yada Yada it would seem that if these reductions were removed ooh the underlying material. If it's valid could show whether that's an after the fact sort of lie or whether if it were true there was contemporaneous letters like I supported it from the time I mean. Is that part of your argument well. Donald Trump earlier this year. Ra said that He is the most transparent president in the history of the United States. It seems like this would be an opportune time for him. If in fact that is the case and that is true for him to compel his own administration to release this this information that would shine a great deal of light and provide a great deal of transparency into an issue. That's at the heart of the impeachment inquiry and the ultimate impeachment. That's is going to happen next week of the president. He hasn't done that at this point. And we're going to continue to fight in court in order for the public to have the right to know what this information in in fact entails Dave thank you so much for joining six months ago before Donald Trump even called the president of Ukraine to ask for.
"judiciary committee" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Know like norm. I was gobsmacked last night when I first saw this tape it was very difficult to process. The leader of the Senate went on national television and vowed to violate the oath of office that he was going to take impeachment pitchman preceding started. And I as I have watched it over and over today I'm even more disbelieving than I was the first time that I thought of course as we know that that's not how the Clinton process work it is of course a inherently a political process. But what happened during Clinton Woods much more in in line with our expectations. The problem going into impeachment. After having McConnell take this sort of a vow is there's no way that trump can truly be exonerated even if the Senate votes to acquit him. It's a rig jury it's not an acquittal is such a great point because it is it is instructive to the fact that all of this norm appears to be a blatant power. Play you go on Hannity to assure everyone. Don't worry there's not even a pretense or a head fake fake being a real process now again. Whether every Republican senator other senator goes along as an is a different question. But this is the tone McConnell setting and I just WanNa read because it does matter particularly not only does it matter under the law but for people who say they are originalist or Conservative about the tax or they care about their their duties under the the constitution. I want to read this oath for Senate trials which says I solemnly swear or affirm and all things pertaining to the trial in this impeachment now pending I will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws. So help me God nor do you see it as important for people to actually dig into this point which is about process separate from what you think trump did and really raise the fact that you have a senator one center maybe more appearing to be planning running to stand up and swear to something they don't believe and not just any senator he's the majority leader of the Senate and when you go John Hannity show which is critical place for the followers of Donald Trump and in effect say. I'm Reagan this process and I'm going to try to make sure that every other Republican goes along it's putting pressure on them as well and you know how this plays out is going to be a curious thing but boy if I were the Democrats in the Senate I would be raising. Holy Hell every minute about this as Joyce said. The Clinton impeachment was inherently political but the members tried to follow the facts. They had votes and in some cases disagreed on what witnesses to call but they said a fair process in place and we had Republicans who decided added after hearing the facts that it didn't rise to the level of impeachment and Democrats. Who decided that it did? We're not going to see any of that at this point. And it's just further poisoning of the process and one that Mitch McConnell has basically blown up over the last decade or more in the Senate. There isn't a norm remaining in the body that he hasn't isn't taken on well and you got to wonder where Chuck Schumer on all this I mean Mitch McConnell's out doing is TV laps and making his making himself clear speaker. Pelosi obviously Veasley got her carcass together in process does Chuck Schumer get out front. Does he lied on this. Does he take on this person. And you know it's not a hard argument to make you say it would mitch. McConnell wants to be judged this way by a judge You know if it was rigged would anyone trust a process like like this and if the answer is no that obviously they're they're falling down norm Ornstein. Thank you very much. Joyce is I'M GONNA come back to you. I have one other story to get to with you so hang hang tight rudy. Giuliani.
"judiciary committee" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"I'M GONNA put my foot on the scale. I mean boldly said that he is coordinating with the White House. How can a juror coordinate with the defended? You find his corrupt you think he is he infects people. Was that why you don't hang out with him. I don't think we have much in common as well as you say. There's there's much to keep track of here and it's certainly certainly true that as we're going to be covering tonight. The Senate appears ready to dispense with traditions. That it's held for a long time. Apparently bowing trump at least some Republican senators. We're GONNA get ended that Congresswoman Karen Bass staying up with us. Thank you so much. Thanks for having me on. We turn now to David. Corn Washington bureau chief for Jones and the author of Russian Roulette. Maria Theresa Kamar Presencio has NCO Voto Latino both analysts here. David what do you think. I think it was historic day. As you noted the only president who's ever been then impeach dry almost impeachable go to the House floor in his first term and I think a lot of the screaming at least for the moment is over. I assume there'll be more. We get to the House floor but having sat through those hearings for several weeks having been in the hearing room for many of the days it was very dispiriting to see Republicans begins. Just come out and flat out deny reality. You could argue whether this was impeachable gets to the level of the ultimate political punishment. But they would just come out out and say it didn't happen there wasn't a quid pro quo. There was nothing wrong. He never he didn't even ask the Wenski to investigate anyone or Biden. All those things are untrue. So so now this SORTA re- reality distortion campaign. Disinformation campaign on the part of Republicans. At least has a pause and I think the public can. I don't think there's going to be a lot out of persuasion. One way or the other but at least can reflect upon the fact that things have gotten to the point where the Democrats felt. They had no choice as you know in house. Democratic leaders were not happy Roach into impeachment throughout this year but they felt they had no choice on the basis of the facts and the evidence they brought to baroness career. I think the fact that they've brought this to bear was because they recognize that if they do not impeach the president if they do not sound the alarm our election integrity haggerty is still vulnerable to foreign interference and is that the Democrats are trying to do is recognize. Make sure that the public recognizes that. This is an ongoing criminal investigation that if the president does not feel that he's going to be repudiated he will continue welcoming foreign interference. What I do everyday are is trying to get people all to register to participate in to vote? And if they feel that their vote is not be recognized and not being respected that undermines the underpinnings of art democracy of participation their their choice to go forward is not small and every single person should be watching what the Republicans decide to do on the Senate side the Republicans the job according to the Constitution on the Senate side is to hear a trial to be to be impartial and to listen to the facts that is their job. The fact that Mitch McConnell Right now now is saying that. He's going to do a dotted line of whatever. The White House says. Shame on him because he's abdicating his duty he's abdicating what the voters are expecting a true public servant to this country. David I'm curious as we watch those hearings Washington as a place where you can't take a lot at face value so you had a lot of Republicans publican's in those hearings wanting the country to think that this was some sort of farce on their uniform and opposed to because that's their political incentive vignette. There may be some who privately resent that the the president brought them into this mess and then if they have to do this type of defense of the party there may be some. I'm who secretly think maybe it's good that Donald Trump's getting a hard time of it although they can't obviously admit that to their conservative base and then there's the president and his aides themselves David who very recently were claiming and it would appear to be lying in saying that impeachment would be good. It would be good for them politically. Bring it on that's sort of fake bravado. And now you have this reporting. And it's backed up by Donald trump breaking his own record of tweets ever and a day as he lashes out the angrily. I mean he's not he's not longer holding back and pretending not anger. Let me read from this interesting times. Account that says Donald Trump's nursing this resentment over the red mark about about to be tattooed on his page in the history books as only the third president American history to be impeached no matter what some of his critics say advisers. I said he genuinely does not want to be impeached. Viewing it as a personal humiliation. You think even in private the article continues. He accepts no blame. Expresses Regret Gretzky rails against the enemies. He sees all around him. I don't know if you've finished Succession David on HBO. Yeah yeah no spoilers spoilers but there is a scene where you see someone who's hardball person hurt by someone else hardball and they. At least take some pride in the fact that the the person could finally stand up and you have to wonder if deep down Donald trump who takes no blame whatsoever is looking at his political opponents and and understanding. Wow they're actually standing up to him and he says he feels feels humiliated. Listen we've talked about this in the past. Donald Trump is pathological narcissist. He does care fact the only thing he cares about is how he is seeing. That is how he believes. He is seen so one reason. He's in this impeachment. Imbroglio now is because of the Russia's scandal he tried to get Linski not just to look at Biden but investigate a debunk conspiracy theory. That said Russia did not hack the the election to help donald trump and it was Ukraine and it was all craziness because he knows his presidency is tainted and has and is it. It has a partial degree of illegitimacy because of the Russian intervention that he refuses to acknowledge. He can't even talk about protecting this country from another possible attack. In twenty twenty a partial or anybody else apartment grease is that issue of illegitimacy. I've never heard you be so restrained. David as an IT straight be somber but my point is that he does care about these things and this is serious seeking trivialize it as petty partisanship but it is serious. And you know the historical record the current record which will become. The historical record is clear for anybody to study what he did. And what the people around him did. And it's rather damning already and that's even before we find out what the New York has an Rudy Giuliani and all that all those other people who are working on trump's behalf Maria I wonder if you could speak to the way David brings it all together. which is a history now will have an inflection point of? Oh what did people do to stand up up to X Y Z. And how did the system work. And when and how was this president who did so many things that defied norms and literally has multiple. The adviser is incarcerated right now some things they did for him Michael Cohen. Some things they did for the Ukrainians and Russians wall working for him. Paul Manafort who lied and it may may or may not have been for the president would seem today of all days along with any House vote next week is an inflection action point where history will take stock of what exactly happened and who stood up to this president and this is. This is the challenge. Our last impeachment with a tablet impeachment. It was President Clinton being impeached for sexual relations with a consenting adult. This is completely different. This actually has the vulnerability of the republic on its hands and for Republicans to sit idly by and basic trying to wash their hands as much talent pilot pretending that it's business as usual. That is not the case ace and when we start talking about the real Russian interference to dismantle our democracy. We should all have not only are hair on fiber. Also be incredibly saddened when when Fiona Hill spoke to Congress and she said that she was both angry and sad. I think she was talking about so many Americans right now. There cannot will that are staring in disbelief relief regardless of party to see president to see a a whole party not standing up for our values and it is the Democrats that are doing it despite not wanting to because they know that there's an election in in the horizon they know that it seems incredibly partisan. But if they don't do it then they are not standing up to the rule of law as determined by the Constitution. This is not small. Not Small at all David Gordon. My thanks to both of you coming up. We have a deeper dive.
"judiciary committee" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"The house Judiciary Committee has approved two articles of impeachment against the president the full house is taking up the vote expected to next week house speaker Nancy Pelosi likely has enough votes but there are some Democrats who may break with their party for some moderate Democrats who hail from districts where president trump remains popular next week's impeachment vote is not cut and dry a vote in favor of impeaching the president could cost them in a reelection bid next year house speaker Nancy Pelosi says there will be no pressure put on Democrats in casting their vote she can afford to lose up to seventeen Democrats and still prevail there are six Democrats whose votes are being closely watched Jordan Phelps ABC news Capitol Hill president trump criticizing Democrats said accusing them of drumming up abuse of power and obstruction of Congress charges there was nothing done wrong to use the power of impeachment for this nonsense is an embarrassment to this country economists say it is too soon to tell what impact the president's announced phase on China trade deal will have Mason University economist Christine McDaniel says the amounts trade deal is short of details and really only does some of the damage the trade war the president began more than a year ago we still have these terrorists we still have not seen any major movement on China that addresses the original U. S. concerns concerns include China continuing to ignore US intellectual property rights Andy field ABC news Washington the centers for disease control and prevention out with their weekly numbers on the flu saying so far this season thirteen hundred people have died from the flu nationwide the CDC estimates so far this season there been at least two point six million flu illnesses and twenty three thousand hospitalizations federal health workers urging people to still get their flu shots you're listening to ABC news Arizona is a news station Katie a our on air ninety two three FM online A. T. T. A. R. dot com and streaming live on the Katy a our news app your breaking news and traffic it is two oh two good afternoon I'm Becky Lynn here's our top story president trump's impeachment the house Judiciary Committee today approved two articles of impeachment against president trump the committee voted along party lines to send charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress to the full house for a vote Arizona Republican congresswoman Debbie Lesko voted against impeachment and says it's a bad move this is really a travesty for America and it's really tearing America apart the full house is expected to vote next week Katie our eyes on education we now know which schools will be getting extra funding for school resource officers counselors and social workers all in favor say aye the Arizona state board of education voted today to approve the latest round of school safety grant recipients we had over nine hundred schools apply for positions Kelly coal slick with the Arizona department of education says the only had funding to approve three hundred eighty one of these requests she says the application process has shown that there is a fundamental need across the state the board also approving governor Doug Ducey is request that a school resource officer be provided to Wilson elementary school which is in a Phoenix neighborhood with high crime rates result as a team KTA our news a year after former police officer Tembe already was seen on surveillance video slapping a hand cuffed suspect at a Walmart the Phoenix civil service board appealed the decision to bring him back into the Phoenix police department our TV partners at ABC fifteen report that the city previously completed an internal investigation but took no action against BRT councilmember Kurt Kurt magnum this would have gone unnoticed I'm done unless the state became available because it doesn't look like the city had any concerns whatsoever they voted unanimously to up hold his termination gunfire in the loop three oh three near good year yesterday afternoon a man driving a Camaro was shot in the leg by someone in a white Ford F. one fifty with the roof rack it looks like a work truck DPS and police are still trying to find it the man who shot should be okay but the loop three oh three was closed.
"judiciary committee" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Head down the backstretch under is finally Friday distance Antonio's first news well the house Judiciary Committee will vote today on the articles of impeachment against president trump after their marathon fourteen hour session last night they planned to return this morning and we will keep you updated all morning long with special reports on what the status is right of what's happening with the vote but before we get to all the fun stuff we got going on here it is it is Friday the thirteenth but it is also the holiday season so let's focus on something positive how about some great things that happened on Friday the thirteenth okay for instance the first heavy metal album was released Black Sabbath first album came out Friday February thirteenth nineteen seventy which many consider the official birth of heavy metal it reached number twenty three on the Billboard two hundred and Rolling Stone magazine considers it one of the best debut albums of all time and I tend to agree with Rolling Stone magazine it is a fantastic album we got to play Super Mario brothers for the first time video game Super Mario brothers released in Japan on Friday September thirteenth nineteen eighty five it made its way to the America's shortly after that I know chair you are big fan yeah I'd go to the U. center at Randolph Air Force base just to get in line and sign up on the sheet to play and children back then it was only a quarter remember that a bunch of birthdays happened on Friday the thirteenth for instance the Olsen twins born on Friday the thirteenth Julia Louis Dreyfus born on Friday the thirteenth studio Sammy born on Friday thirteenth Christopher Plummer Friday the thirteenth rocker born on Friday the thirteenth and no Alfred Hitchcock was not born on Friday the thirteenth a lot of people that rumors been around for ever he was born on August thirteenth eighteen ninety nine which was a Sunday so it was the thirteenth it just was not a Friday and the most important thing is the last day before the weekend and all Fridays are special it's the last working day of the week so whether it's the thirteenth fourteenth whatever it is Friday something to celebrate all right we've been playing this game all morning long on what is your bowl game name is similar to the porn name member the porn name your favorite dog in the street you grew up on so I would be ruthless west line you would be harvest rusty Hussey harvest which I'm sorry that sounds like a real porn names and so we went and here's how it works the last restaurant you went to the last item you purchased followed by the word ball so we got some good ones recapping for you real quick here Beller mito the water burger socks ball I like telling like it I will go to that one rand the fifty fourth street hoodie bowl which I think has their start something that's a Broadway Jeff to Mister Gatti's printer ink ball that's expensive ones pan the chatters Lotto ticket ball Eric had the longhorn cafe trailer ball which we like that one a lot want to tell get going yeah he had a really good one the free tell basketball ball I could see that like is it have tended to boil a charity basketball there you go I like it Megan was the Chiles slippers bowl I am the last Laguna's does excuse ball which it look let's just face it that's all that's got fun written all over yeah party time yeah Michael telco was such a poll a bagel ball we had Jamie Martin I like hers allied to the ill Mirasol scooter bowl I'll tell you what that she's fat that I like it there we had ed who emailed it in March it W. O. A. I. dot com outback coffee bowl now the last two that I'm gonna give you might be my favorite ones here then wait for these all morning long way Kenneth the last poll opposite vodka bowl okay and then another one here Mike the water burger with people who has a nice ring to it I can get behind that went by that time all rights are coming up your weekend here warm before we get your son had any morning minute and it's a good one plus science.
"judiciary committee" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Debate. I think that's actually pretty good word for it. You had Democrats trying to elevate the conversation here a little little bit. Make this about the constitution historical moment something. They didn't want to do but felt they had to. There are a lot of biographical speeches from some of these members. He's trying to describe how they got to this point where they're ready to impeach a sitting president and the Republican strategy was interesting to assign from a couple of members. What you heard by enlarge large was not a debate about this specific facts in Ukraine case but rather than trying to make a case that this was inevitable the minute the Democrats regained control of the House after the two thousand eighteen midterms that Democrats? They said we're trying to keep a promise to their base. Made starting back in late twenty. Sixteen that they would impeach this as president but this was not a lot of the procedural hijinks. This was not as nasty as what we will probably see tomorrow when they resume the markup and get into this four this process of exchanging amendments on a set of documents that let's be clear will not be amended. They will come out of this committee the same way they went in But we're GONNA see a whole lot of I think much more bitter fighting about the wording of these documents Republican efforts to to to change them before the die is cast and the votes are taken taking tomorrow afternoon sometime. That's one point. I wanted to make for any of the kids majoring in government. Who might be watching tonight? I'm not proud of the fact that I have been to markups before and I remember them as marking up documents submitting wording having it accepted or rejected tonight was was kind of preambles. So you're saying tomorrow. Are we actually get down to wording and maybe amending the nine pages that we've seen so far. Yeah that's the idea. Because this is such a momentous Sir resolution really only about nine pages but so important. They stretch this process out over two days. They justed member opening statements tonight. The real. You'll work happens tomorrow with the mark but again this is not a you know a spending bill or an authorization bill that you'll have tons of small amendments that might get accepted opted or changed or language tweaked. This is something that was painstakingly put together by committee chair people and by the Democratic leadership by the speaker and sort of locked Kim before it ever made its way back to the Judiciary Committee the amendments that will be offered we'll becoming from Republicans. Some of them might be Germane to impeachment. Some of them might not not have anything to do with impeachment all on purely designed to slow down the process tomorrow. Democrats want their document to get through. They've got the votes it will but this there's one last opportunity for Republicans to gum up the works here a little bit and when you're in the minority In the house. That's really all you can do is slow something like this down and Garrett as we mentioned tomorrow night a lot of them are heading out to Andrews to get on government planes to fly to Europe to mark the seventy fifth anniversary of the battle of the bulge for any of our viewers wondering why the calendar has been compressed into a Thursday markup session Garrett Hake get some rest thanks very much for hanging out with us so late at night after the long day you've had Garrett Hey covering Capitol Hill for us another break.
"judiciary committee" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Assumes that the president is going to one sort of as many people as possible not just defending him but people like Alan Dershowitz who have done so publicly who've done so on television who have done so on Fox News and has made a forceful case not just on the legal merits but in the court of public opinion. which in some ways is where the president and his team believes? This is being fought. That's where they thought. The Muller fight was being fought they were correct in that. And they want someone who who is fiery and I. I think that's why you're hearing Mr Dershowitz. His name floated right now. Meco Yang among the defenses mounted tonight that you heard from the Republicans is. Do you hear anything. That is convertible to their argument that they're going to have to post in the Senate and Coralie anything if if you assigned yourself the floor manager for defending trump. How would you go? Well we didn't hear any any substantive defenses of the president and what the Republicans were arguing this evening. What they were basically Arguing was that the process has been unfair now. The whole point of a fair process is to to allow both sides to present their case but we have not heard substantive defense of what the president has done other than he did it. Get over it So they really have very little that they can argue here. I actually think that defending the president in this process is going to be a very difficult task and what it comes down two was just straight partisan loyalty for these Republican Senators Phil Rucker. There's no Jan toll or dignified way to ask this to the White House feel that they have have Republicans in the Senate willing to be as nakedly aggressive and sometimes fact neutral as some of the Republicans is on the House have proven to be the answer. Brian is a little bit complicated The vote in the Senate seems pretty much preordained at this point. It appears appear that all the Republican senators are likely to vote to acquit President trump his removal from office does not appear to be in the offing and the White House is very confident about that assessment. But what you're hearing from. President trump is that he wants there to be a big trial a big show of force in defending him. He's He's thinking much more about the public relations aspect of this. How will it frame the reelection campaign ahead through November and he wants to take advantage of the Senate trial L. on home turf so to speak because it's controlled by Republicans to put up a show to drag hunter Biden in as a witness to drag Adam Schiff in as a witness witness to have fiery defenses of the president's conduct and what you're hearing from Senate leaders you heard it there from Senator Graham Senator Thune the number two Republican told our colleagues in the post today There's much less of an appetite for that among the senators. They WANNA get this. Vote taken care of quickly Turn the page and move on and so that's where the tension relies or resides right now within the Republican coalition. Ashley Parker. You were in Hershey. PA last night Just as a television viewer. There was anger in that arena at the trump rallies. Talk about how and how often the President Inc operated impeachment into his remarks. Impeachment was the through line of his remarks last night. You could sense that anger on television. You said and you could really feel that. They're being there in the arena. In Hershey Pennsylvania in the president would move on to sort of touting positive aspects of his presidency of the the economy but he would always return to impeachment. And you could just tell this was something is sort of the emotional. Dichotomy of the president on this issue is on display there because it was something that infuriates him. It angers him. It's something he can't help but talk about. He views it as undermining the legitimacy of his presidency so part of his impeachment. riff was trying undermine impeachment. Saying it's impeachment light and they're trying to impeach him for doing nothing wrong but at the same time you also saw him trying to make it into a political issue acknowledging gene that he believes the silver lining of impeachment was forced Democrats to strike a deal with him on the US trade issue and saying to his voters using it to rally them. And saying this is the Democrats trying to subvert. Your will trying to undo twenty sixteen and foil you again in twenty twenty and so it's both it's a rallying cry cry and it's something that is so deeply upsetting to him. He can't help but talk about it. In a moat became if the White House had a change of heart and delivered averred to the hill. Reams of paper tomorrow and said you've got us. Here's all the documents we could find. This should respond to everything. You've subpoenaed. Would they get out from under an obstruction of Congress article and are they willing to take that article as opposed to doing in just that. I think that they would rather take the article that actually produce. The documents is not just the documents there are also ten. Witnesses who have refused is to appear in defiance of a subpoena which no other president has done before we all remember in the Clinton administration even the presence personal assistant. Betty Currie came to testify survive. The people really close with intimate knowledge of the President and past impeachments have come to testify about what has been happening there. Trump hasn't allowed any of that and I think he's concerned about the story that they would tell otherwise. This whole argument the Republicans are making about. How Democrats should sue to enforce subpoenas? They never once asked ask the president. Just let them come forward and talk. It's very simple to solve and they're unwilling to do it. They'd rather have the article of obstruction. Fill you and your colleague. Dan unbolt at the Post. Did a kind of canvassing of elected officials Talking about the kind of era of disinformation. We find ourselves in. What were your findings? Brian a couple of things the the last couple of days and especially earlier this week in a single single day It really spotlighted. The extent to which distance formation and distrust is defining our political system and and really halting the levers of government. Here here we saw that with the way the president and his allies have responded to the Inspector General's report Out of the Justice Department and among those allies by the way is the the attorney. General himself Bill Bar using that report Spreading some false information and attacking the FBI but we saw more broadly that this impeachment proceeding has served to even further divide and inflame the tensions in the country. There's a lot of concern among the former governors from in both parties that we spoke to who are in their outposts their states all across the country that this is a real inflection point in our country's history that we're not gonNA find any any resolution until November of twenty twenty and the election when voters have essay and that the divide could continue well beyond that depending on the outcome and depending First first and foremost on. How president trump handles Ashley you get the last word? I need you to talk about a story you covered and wrote about tonight the executive order order from the president that defines Jewishness ask an ethnic group not only a religion. It was instantly instantly controversial. Why is that well? It's complicated because the president his allies say and Jared Kushner has an op. Ed about about this that it is basically making it easier to prevent antisemitic behavior because there are protections given to a nationality that religious groups oops. Don't get it is just simply problematic to to classify Jews that way for starters and then there was also some controversy Over that it was squashing. Free speech and that this will be used to limit free speech on college. Campuses which is where a lot of this activism is taking place. Ace never an easy or uncomplicated story at the White House. Thank you very much to all three of you Phil Rucker to Ashley Parker to Meco Jianghua greatly appreciated and coming up for US tonight.
"judiciary committee" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"The smoking gun reloaded and then really. Are we going to stop him. Our Republican colleagues. Going to say that there is anything. Wrong An unconstitutional about asking a foreign power to engage in our democracy and take power away from we the people which his really where the president derives his power from we. The people has Chairman Nadler Given you members of the committee. Any idea who will be selected. You'd be a managers house managers who go to the Senate floor to present the case against Donald Trump in the senate trial no. We really haven't talked about that at all. We are really focused on doing the work in front of us. That is going to be speaker Pelosi's decision but we have big work work to do here as we finish up tomorrow I think the Republicans were you know. Did Not Enter rupp very much. They didn't they didn't try to Bring down the precedings tonight but I think tomorrow we may see something different. We may see them once again. Trying to object trying to disrupt and really taking taking us away from this really crucial question of our Constitution and cars. When I know you have to be back out on at nine? Am tomorrow morning there and the committee so we thank you very very much. ACTRE- join us. I really appreciate it. Thank you lawrence great to be with you but is tonight's last words. Hey It's Chris Hayes. Sometimes it's good to just take a step back from the day-to-day onslaught of news and take our broader. Look at the issues. That's what I'm doing each week. My podcast why is this happening exploring topics ranging from school segregation to climate a change. Well the way that I think of it is. Climate Change will be to the twentieth century. What Madeira not was the nineteenth century? It'll be the central subject of questions about economic justice. Everything um you care about in the world will be affected by climate and digging deep with guests uniquely qualified to analyze issues from mass incarceration to race relations as you know for the first time in our history at the national level whites are on the verge of losing their majority status in twenty years. And I think it's no coincidence that our politics are getting more tribal. Join me for. Why is this happening? New episodes every Tuesday. Wherever you get your podcasts?.
"judiciary committee" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Trump directed Rudy Giuliani to smear his political rival. Donald Trump fired an anti corruption ambassador. You're who stood in his way. Donald Trump withheld three hundred ninety one million dollars in aid that was essential to Ukraine and Donald. Donald trump withheld a White House. Meeting and less Ukraine's president would do him a favor in this scheme. Donald Trump was not an incidental player. He was the central player and anything we don't know about what Donald Trump did is because donald trump continues to this moment to block us from knowing Donald Trump used his office to abuse his power to re elected himself. Barb mcquaid what did you make of that summary of the case against Donald Trump. I thought congressman swallow did an excellent job of summarizing the case. They're just did in the questioning in yesterday's it's hearing where he asked the Council for the Democrats in a similar way. He asked a series of questions all of which elicited the same same answer. You know who was it. who hired Rudy Giuliani to smear Joe Biden president trump? Who Was it who withheld the president trump? Who has it who withheld the White House meeting eating president trump and so focusing that this was not a rogue Rudy Giuliani? This was not underlings at the State Department. This was president trump utilizing. His is office to put his own personal political interests ahead of the interests of the country. And I think when you frame it that way it really makes the question of impeachment a very compelling telling one Lisa graves we heard a vast array of irrelevant things thrown into the mix by Republicans. Tonight my favorite included D- dragging in Robert Deniro and Kathy Griffin and complaining about how the President of the United States has suffered so much watch including negative things said about him by Robert Deniro and Kathy Griffin. It's harder that that to me is the best description of the emptiness of the defense case that we were hearing tonight. I think that's right in one of the things that really struck me is just how little Republicans have to say. They were subdued tonight but they lied and they continue obviously for this president and the idea that this president is so thin skinned that they're lament is over him being insulted when he the insult. So many people on a regular basis is astonishing to me but also in in that way think denigrates the importance of this matter. This is about our democracy about our or constitution and those Democratic senators in that committee or Party. Democratic Representative Committee spoke so eloquently about the evidence the only evidence we have before us is compelling testimony under oath showing time and again all the support for this. NPR these impeachment a piece. Because it's clear there's evidence substantial substantial evidence to impeach the president and the president has mounted no defense and his allies have basically just continued to skate and try to misdirect the American people and Iran claimed. It didn't seem like with your experience in the way. These hearings are organized. It did seem like there was an organizing principle in the Republicans approach tonight because totally and I really mean mostly just the volume part of it and the lack of emotion in it was unusual for them. They quieted down They kind of rushed through their statements. They they weren't leaning very hard on any particular part of this Jim Jordan was not not a memorable entry. Even in this discussion tonight. And that seems like a coordinated decision of some. Yeah I think from their perspective. They're trying to make AAC what happened over on the Senate side Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the. I report the news of the day but I think Lawrence that's going to be a very very failed effort. I mean we've only had a president get to this stage of the impeachment process four times in the two hundred and thirty your history of this country and nothing that happened today. The Senate Judiciary Committee is is going to change the historic nature. What's happening in the house? Tonight change the historic significance of the houses action move towards impeachment and certainly none of in any way shape or form relevant to the conduct houses looking at today so I think they've got a very tactical approach here for a very historic moment. And I think they've missed the mark once again very badly. Jill do expect the Republicans to continue with this particular with this strategic approach of just. Let's let's do this kind of in a muted and quiet way and rush through it as much as we can. I don't see what choice they have. They don't have any exculpatory evidence. If they did they would have presented long ago. So if you can't argue the facts and I wrote an op Ed in Doc Tober with sixteen of my Watergate colleagues and we basically predicted where we are. We said the Congress shouldn't wait that there is a prime facial case that that means there's a case in plain sight for all to see and that was long before we had the hearings with live witnesses testifying to what Donald Trump himself had done putting it right in his hands. It's just like the June twenty third smoking gun tape. Jill one banks Barbara mcquade. Lisa is a great for unclaimed. Thank you all for starting off tonight. And when we come back today congressman. Jim Jordan was invited to attend a luncheon in the Senate with all of the Republican senators presumably to discuss the defensive Donald Trump in the Senate impeachment trial congressman. Jim himes joins US next to explain what Jim Jordan doesn't and seem to know about the evidence against.
"judiciary committee" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"All during this breaking news night. We can't tell you right now for sure exactly who will be joining us in this hour because as the House Judiciary Committee continues its work session tonight on the articles articles of impeachment. Some of the members of that committee might be able to join us this hour. If they get their work done we definitely will be joined by a member of the Senate Senate Judiciary Committee who asked some of the most important questions in today's hearing with the Justice Department. Inspector General Senator Amy Klobuchar kept the focus on the big picture in that hearing hearing today and she will probably be taking a new oath in January. It is the oath. The Senate Administers Two senators when they act as jurors And an impeachment. Trial the house judiciary. Committee's articles of impeachment being debated tonight are based on the investigative work of the House Intelligence Committee and Carson. Jim Hines as a member of the House Intelligence Committee. He is one of the people who will definitely be joining US tonight. The House Judiciary Committee is now working toward voting on articles of impeachment. Tomorrow The Standard Procedure the Judiciary Committee and most committees is from the chairman and ranking minority member to make opening statements only but tonight for for this momentous hearing chairman allowed each member of the committee Democrat and Republican to make opening statements. After Chairman Nadler began the historic session with these words. Today we begin consideration of two articles of impeachment against President Donald J trump. The I started charges that the president used the powers of his public office to demand that a foreign government attack his political rivals the second second article charges that the president obstructed the congressional investigation into his conduct. Other presidents have resisted congressional oversight but President. Trump's stonewall was complete absolute and without precedent in American history taken together the two articles charge charge president trump with placing his private political interests above our national security above are free and fair elections and above above our ability to hold public officials accountable. Most of the Republicans did not did not mention any of the evidence referenced in the articles of impeachment impeachment But we will. Now go to the hearing as congressman. Joe Negotiates makes his opening remarks listening and watching who may disagree agree with the steps. This committee is taking. I hope that you will understand that. We are proceeding on this path..
"judiciary committee" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Morning let us begin. where founders unders began in seventeen seventy six when in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another with those words? Our founders courageously began our declaration of independence pendants from an oppressive monarch for among other grievances. The King's refusal to follow rightfully passed laws. In the of course of today's events it becomes necessary for us to address among other grievances the president's failure to faithfully execute the law our democracy is what is at stake. The president leads us no choice but to act because he is trying to corrupt once again the election for his own benefit. The president has engaged in abusive power undermining our national security and jeopardizing the integrity of our elections. His actions are in defiance of the vision of our founders and the oath of office that he takes to preserve protect and defend the constitution toossion of the United States sadly but with confidence and humility with allegiance to our founders and her heart full of love for America today. I am asking our chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment. I commend our committee chairs in our members verse or their Sombor Approach to actions which are wish the president had not made necessary and signing the declaration of Independence Our founders invoked a firm reliance on divine Providence Democrats to our prayerful and we will proceed lead in a manner worthy of oath of office to support in defend the constitution of the United States from all enemies foreign fine and domestic. So help us. God thank you and with that Nancy. Pelosi guaranteed that Donald Trump will be the third president of the United States impeached by the House of Representatives. The House Judiciary Committee will right and vote on on articles of impeachment. Those articles of impeachment will pass in the committee and then be voted on by the full House of Representatives and some or all of the articles of impeachment and will pass the House of Representatives and j trump will take his place in history as an impeached present. We don't yet know the exact timetable title for all of that. But it could happen before Christmas. The House Judiciary Committee has its next impeachment. Hearing scheduled for Monday when they will consider the evidence in the House Intelligence Committee's He's written report of its impeachment investigation of the president's solicitation of help in his reelection campaign from the president of Ukraine by asking the president of Ukraine to investigate Joe by after making her historic announcement. This morning speaker of the house went about her regular duties including conducting later or her regularly scheduled press conference about House of Representatives Business in which she discussed the two hundred seventy five bills that she has passed through the House of Representatives with bipartisan votes. That are all now on Mitch. McConnell desk in the United States Senate where he is ignoring norring them and refusing to allow them to come to a vote and then when the speaker was leaving that press conference a reporter decided to shout out out a question. The reporter James Rosen. Who spent almost as much time working at Fox News as disgraced sexual Predator Bill O'Reilly and who left Fox News? According to The New York Times quote after the network began scrutinizing sexual misconduct allegations. Against Him James Rosen now works for a much less prominent right wing so called news organization and he asked Nancy Pelosi the kind of question that would have made his former Fox boss sexual predator. Roger ailes very very proud President uh-huh anybody could donate any not world positive representing college. Yesterday suggested that the Democrats are doing. Don't I don't want to do. It said why.
"judiciary committee" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
"Now the house Judiciary Committee will begin the next phase with its own public hearings next week they've already received subpoenas to appear the president joked about being Cory well hosting the traditional pardoning of thanksgiving turkeys but he's complained in the past about not being involved if you have a kangaroo court changes president trump and his counsel are invited to attend in next week's hearing chairman Jerry Nadler is also expected to invite to legal experts to discuss the constitutional grounds for impeachment Laura passed a CBS news the White House suffered a defeat in court a federal judge ruled the trump administration can't block former White House counsel don McGann from complying with the congressional subpoena to testify in a one hundred twenty page opinion judge contention brown Jackson rules the former top White House lawyer must appear before the house Judiciary Committee Jackson rejected the sweeping claims of absolute immunity put forward by the trump administration in its effort to shield senior officials from congressional subpoenas the judge ruled that no one is above the law and then in particular presidents are not kings if don McGann is made to testify about how president trump ordered him to fire special counsel Robert Muller other witnesses such as former national security adviser John Bolton would lose their rationale for failing to appear in the impeachment inquiry as boldness signal he has plenty to say he's been waiting for the courts to weigh in on the weight of congressional subpoenas but judge Jackson say likely won't be the final one the White House says it will appeal her ruling CBS news White House correspondent Stephen Portnoy ousted secretary of the navy Richard Spencer speaking out about his exit from the Pentagon after defense secretary mark as per accused him of engaging in secret talks with the White House about disciplining navy seal Edward Gallagher accused of war crimes and convicted of posing with the corpse of an ISIS fighter Gallagher was fighting to keep his prize trident seal pain more from correspondent David Martin what do I stand for secretary of the navy good order and discipline of the United States Navy that's a prime tenant this in fact roads that former navy secretary Richard Spencer told CBS news that president trump's decision to intervene in the Gallagher case sends a dangerous message to the troops that you can get away with things you we have to have good order and discipline it's the backbone of what we do Spencer was fired by defense secretary mark as for for going behind his back in an attempt to work out a deal that would convince the president he didn't need to intervene sector Spencer a proposed a deal whereby the present allow the navy to hand the case he would guarantee that any Gallagher would be restored to rank allowed to retain his trident and permitted to retire according to structure the response from White House lawyers was quote nope holders will be involved Geller was demoted after he was convicted of posing for photos with the dead isis fighter president trump told reporters he stepped in to restore Gallagher's Frank and let him keep his trident in order to stand up for warriors and the decisions they have to make on the battlefield I don't think he really understands the full definition of a war fighter war fighters a profession of arms in the profession of arms has standards that they have to be held to and they hold themselves to Spencer Warren Gallagher's case was about more than just one navy seal the special operating community has been put under amazing pressure to do amazing things and they're amazing performing people but there's ramifications to happen with that and we have to build a system around it that has disciplined people look up to us and go yes they actually stick by what they say and they take the higher ground you think in this case the US has not stopped by what it said to date I think it has but and action like this the roads that Steven Martin reporting from the Pentagon a White House celebration Monday for hero dog tone emerge from the oval office tail wagging the Belgian Malinois why and its US special forces team had just been honored for taking down ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in Syria last month Colin got a plaque and a metal along with some pats on the head and scratches behind the ears for a job.
"judiciary committee" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Provide that to the Judiciary Committee to make sure that we protect the country in the election that's yet to come com do you think it's possible that there will be other parts of the articles of impeachment they do not have to deal with Ukraine I know that this is just let me put it this way to put it away if it were up to you and I got I guess it gets up term now learn the Judiciary Committee but for up to you what the articles of impeachment should they be written focus only on Ukraine well within our committee what we're focused on is of a set the consolation issues around Ukraine as well as the the blanket obstruction of Congress vis a vis the Ukraine investigation others been more obstruction Congress that goes beyond Ukraine there's also the obstruction of justice that Miller wrote about so extensively and there are other violations of the constitution that we will need to consider I'm not at this point Sheik prepared to say what what I'll recommend and ultimately if only Democrats vote to impeach the president trump present president from and Republicans and maybe a couple Democrats do not vote to impeach him vote against that doesn't that suggest that this is a pardon partisan impeachment wouldn't that hurt the credibility of the impeachment that only Democrats to support I think what it will mean if we decide that we cannot accept this kind of conduct in the present nine states and the Republicans decide that because of the president's party or because they're afraid of a primary for whatever reason they cannot vote to support impeachment I think it'll mean a failure by the GOP to put the country above their party and it will have very long term consequences if that's where we end up and if not today I think Republican members in the future to their children and grandchildren will have to explain why they did nothing in the face of this deeply on ethical man who did such damage to the country president Nixon resigned rather than be impeached he was never actually impeached by the house it was going through the process and he resigned before could happen do you think president trump should resign well I certainly think that he's committed the most grievous misconduct I have no illusions about Donald Trump doing what's right for the country or what's best for the country that's never been where he's coming from what my Republican colleagues I think need to to decide and to search their own conscience about is why was it that in the past Republicans were willing to put country first why were there people like Howard Baker then but not now I would hope that there will be Republicans who will be willing to step forward and say whatever the political consequences if this was Barack Obama had done this they would have voted to impeach him in a heart beat with a fraction of the evidence it shouldn't matter this is a Republican president I hope to hell Jake if this had been a democratic president I would be among those leading the way and saying we need to seriously consider impeaching his present term Adam Schiff thanks so much for your time today we appreciate thank Jeff the impeachment inquiry has a real serious allegations against president trump next I'm gonna talk to one of the president's.
"judiciary committee" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Judiciary Committee out a deep dive into the origins of the Russian pro center where does this investigation stands well you've got three lines are you got what the committee will do my committee you've got an instructor arm is looking at criminality using as a turning Connecticut and got the hall was inspector general report but I think will be coming out in weeks not days not months now played the harlot this report is going to be ugly and damning regarding the department justice handling of the Russian probe did you hear that Charles Oakley and damning damning regarding the a Russian pro shops in managing this imagine if you're running from I run for office I was state representative here in the state of Illinois I know how tough and how hard it is just a even put your name on the ballot and run for office now imagine your own government then sets up an investigation you into your campaign without your not solicit Dianne Feinstein senator di offense not Feinstein Jenna driver something was going on hanky panky with that you know what the FBI did they reached out to her to give her a call to give her a heads up to say Hey what was going on why couldn't they have done that to the trump campaign why what was the reason why they couldn't pick up the phone or call one of the call drop in and say hello this is what's going on we think we got some hanky panky going on you know why because they want to destroy his got it what is it that they had no idea he will be president at all and we couldn't have come in there and clean up this mess that's what I think what is the reason why but here's a cynic in me though here's my problem I get it and conservatives are gonna rah rah and say yeah this is going to be damn and I can't wait for it to happen but you know realistically you know about the power and the money and all that kind of stuff what are the chances that they will actually be full both investigation clear determination of what happened and I won all three and prosecution and punishment for anyone who may have done anything criminal what currently room of the I. D. V. I. G. report is not a criminal investigation I'm currently the term investigation is not acrylic dorms is that you said it was good it's basically right now as an administrative review of what happened now I I think I think because rumor dorms investigation is not complete the IG report is complete that I've I've just based upon us Jon Solomon from the hill that investigation is complete now when it comes to what dorm is doing if he then in fact after his and that's gonna you know I was a police officer then this was this would be to pick my interest in my Spidey sense raise up on on the back of my my neck when I saw how this investigation even began I knew something was up I knew something was wrong and you know Lindsey Graham goes on to say you know I'm really I'm really curious about the role that the CIA play here we know that the files a worn application was based on a dossier from Christopher seal that was biased against struck pay for about Hillary Clinton campaign by the way and I was one problem but this was whole this was a whole intent Telligent operation what role did the CIA play you know he who knew about this in the White House there's a question was president Obama be briefed on the fact that they will open up the counter intelligence investigation gets dropped campaign that's I think I think the whole world wants to know that well yeah that's true I mean it's all important stuff it'd be good to know but the issue is that nothing go I just being a cynic saying we could even we may get lucky even if we get to the point that all that information is is out there but even if it is out there the problem becomes what happens because of it so all that information is out there and then they're just going to find some creative way to walk away so we're angry we know what happened and nobody gets in trouble yeah but I I think how I don't know if that's going to happen is do you think Barack Obama's going to you know how to I don't think I don't think at all I think that's impossible to not ability with do you think what we we are very known that she that's all on Hillary anyone besides a fall guy is what I'm asking well as as in these type of I guess investigation that's normally what happens the fall guy well you don't have what you want right what you want is the people responsible to be found guilty what city was it that's what this is what you have to understand about government investigations that's always a clean up as always the clean up process conspiracy theories but it gives conspiracy theorist but I think that's part that was part of having a Andrew Weissmann at all those people involved in the initial investigation I think they clean it up I think beget based upon as as a as an officer investigating the crime I I can see the through the pores mystery doctrine fallen in here somehow some way in the coming days well I hope you write I hope we do find out what happened and that something actually happens to those who were responsible but this is the whole for leave it there will you listen to jail while shown with Charles and John from black.
"judiciary committee" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"You know, I think it's fair Lawrence, and it was a little bit disappointing. I'd hope that we would have the opportunity to engage with legislators from both parties to discuss the evidence and to talk through how prosecutors analyze evidence and, and how they make an assessment about whether or not charges should be brought, but that wasn't the inquiry that Republicans were there for today Jewish, what do you think the value of today's hearing was, I hope it was helpful for some of the legislators, I hope that the people that were watching us on C span got the opportunity to hear a little bit about how prosecutors operating in the real world because we understand, you know, one of the things that prosecutors offices, don't necessarily do a good job of is taking the public. How we work so often the evidence that prosecutors, you'd have to remain secret while these decisions are being made? This is an opportunity, we have this body of evidence. And now former prosecutors like myself can talk with the pub. About how you use the law, the elements prosecutors have to prove to assess the evidence and decide whether you have a prosecutable case or not Juwan banks must have been odd for you to watch having worked on the Watergate case, where in fact, Republicans a- did cooperate and the House Judiciary committee, a total of seven Republicans, ultimately voted for at least one article of impeachment against president Nixon. Yes, it's shows how different the world is now that there is absolutely no interest in the Republicans in even listening. They did not ask any serious questions. They did not challenge. Any substantive thing that Joyce, Vance or Barbara mcquade or John dean said rather they attacked them? One even said, wasn't that quaint, which I found particularly offensive..
"judiciary committee" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Member of Jerry Nadler's judiciary committee, but this situation with Don Mcgann affects all of the committees, the intelligence community that you're on where you release the Michael Cohen testimony today. I wanna I get your reaction to chairman Landers letter and then we'll talk a little bit about, Michael Collins, testimony. Right. Well chairman Nadler is right. And people need to understand how completely unprecedented, Donald Trump's strategy. Here is you said, at the close of the last segment that he is claiming an absolute right? To say no to the congress. No president in two hundred and forty years of history has ever claimed that Richard Nixon when ordered to turn over the tapes, and the conversations in the Oval Office turned over the tapes of the conversations in the Oval Office, Bill Clinton didn't imagine that he would say, I'm not going to be interviewed by the Starr investigation team. He was interviewed there was a negotiation, but he was interviewed. So look, just as in the case that we were talking about earlier. The president is not on any way shape. Perform on legal ground. And, you know, so Mcgann must show up that is what the law will say. No look, we can have a conversation about executive privilege executive privilege is important in the sense that any president should have the right to believe that the the private conversations. He has with advisors about policy. We'll be protected but remember bottom line when it comes to the law, congress need not recognize executive privilege. No, that's not where we are. We will recognize that. But when you certain executive privilege, you come before the congress, and he'd say, look, I'll talk about everything other than that, which the White House wants to assert executive privilege on. And so that's the right way to do this. But, you know, look at the end of the day, this is going to be just another example of the White House, offering up a completely novel in absurd legal strategy to protect the president and Carson on Michael Cohen. Testimony released today. Here he is very clearly you are in the room when he gave that closed door. Testimony. It's very clearly saying, J Secolo, the president's lawyer told me to say things that were not true to congress. And that's what the accusation of that. He pled guilty to lying to congress was about that testimony. Yeah. And look, let's, let's stipulate that a man who is now in prison for lying to congress is in not your very best witness. But Michael Cohen as is his habit showed up with receipts just as he had canceled check signed by the president to stood to reimburse the payments for stormy Daniels. He has. And I believe they either are or will be released the emails that went back and forth with all of these attorneys, as they were crafting his statement now. Now, remember, it's his statement, and that in and of itself is sort of interesting. Right. Michael Cohen is in jail because he was inaccurate he lied about his statement. His statement was whatever else you think Michael Cohen was created by all sorts of attorneys coming together and offering? Comments. And when you see the transcript is, I suspect, you have you will see that Abbe Lowell is offering up comments about whether he should be talking about vodka Trump. I mean, again, remember this is Michael Cohen statement, and it was drafted by a collection of lawyers on his behalf acting not on Michael Cohen behalf. But acting on in the defense of Donald Trump. Joy Bex, I want to get your response to Jerry Nadler's letter which is the new entry in what is a triple document day. I a memo from the Justice department saying that Don Mcgann has complete immunity from a congressional subpoenas doesn't have to testify. Then the president ordering Don Mcgann not to testify against lawyer, then letter to Jerry Nadler, saying he's going to testify presence say doesn't have to just department says he doesn't have to Jerry Nadler comes back tonight with this very powerful letter filled with legal citation beyond the Justice department citations, first of all the office of legal counsel opinion in my opinion. Is extremely weak. It is built on one thing and one thing only, and that is prior office of legal counsel opinions. There's only reference to one district court opinion. And that one said there is no such thing as absolute immunity. So there is no absolute immunity. Jerry, Nadler's response..
"judiciary committee" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Shorts. January thirty first two thousand nineteen today. An article that we ran this morning on l'affaire entitled what an old Watergate document can teach the House Judiciary committee by me. The chairman of the house committee on the judiciary faced a vexing problem pressure for impeachment was building. But while lots of evidence against the president was public key pieces of it were not they were rather in the hands of a special prosecutor who didn't work for congress. The prosecutor's job was to prosecute crimes not to evaluate the president's fitness for office that ladder job lay with the chairman and his committee who didn't have access to the prosecutor's evidence. So the House Judiciary committee chairman wrote a letter requesting that the evidence be turned over, quote, the house and the judiciary committee are under control. Rolling constitutional obligation and commitment to act expeditiously in carrying out. Their solemn constitutional duty wrote chairman Peter Regino in a letter dated March eighth nineteen seventy four to John, Sarah. The chief judge of the US district court for the district of Columbia. It was Redeina said the quote committee's view that in constitutional terms. It would be unthinkable if this material were kept from the house of representatives in the course of the discharge of its most awesome, constitutional responsibility, unquote. I have a suggestion for Jerry Nadler, the current occupant of regina's old office he should consider taking a page from his predecessors book and formally requesting a referral of possible impeachment material. Not ler. Circumstances are admittedly a bit different from regina's, but the similarities are striking to and regina's course, suggests a way forward for Nadler that is worth serious consideration it boils down to this if Nadler and his committee want the evidence in the hands of special counsel, Robert Muller that is relevant to their performance of their own constitutional function. They should start by formally asking Muller to refer it to them. I ran across regina's letter in a passing reference in my recent research on the Watergate roadmap. The grand jury report that Watergate special prosecutor Leon Jawara ski referred to the House Judiciary committee in nineteen seventy four specifically Ceric mentioned the letter in his opinion approving the transmission of war skis impeachment referral quote. The House Judiciary committee through its chairman has made a formal request for delivery of the report materials the opinion says a footnote in support of this point footnote number four sites the Rudeina letter specifically along with a hearing transcript the national archive has made both of these documents public and we posted them on law. Fair this morning. Let's acknowledge up front the differences between regina's circumstances and Nadler's regina's committee already had an open impeachment inquiry authorized by nearly unanimous four hundred. Ten to four vote in the house of representatives Nadler's committee by contrast has no open impeachment inquiry. Indeed democratic leaders insist they have no plans to impeach President Trump and are waiting on the evidence from Muller before making any decisions about how to proceed as Nadler himself recently. Put it, quote, we have to see what the Muller report says, unquote. He added we have to get the facts, we will see where the facts lead maybe that will lead to impeachment. Maybe it won't it is much too early unquote. Perhaps more importantly Jawara ski. Unlike Muller was ready to provide material to the house, the Watergate grand jury had specifically prepared the report for purposes of transmitting it to the House Judiciary committee in support of the impeachment inquiry by contrast Muller is keeping things. Very quiet. He presumably doesn't want congressional activity to interfere with his investigation. And he's evidently, not look. To jump start congressional investigations that will want to talk to his witnesses. Indeed, it's not even clear if Muller believes he has information that he would want the House Judiciary committee to examine pursuant to its obligations under the impeachment clauses. So if I sit in short to say that at the present time, neither the supply side, nor the demand side of this equation is as mature as it was in nineteen seventy four. And yet as I say the similarities between the situations strike me as alternately more substantial than the differences for one thing. The structural arrangement is very similar once again, the judiciary committee has the impeachment thority, but not the evidence while the prosecutor has the evidence, but not the authority to think beyond the narrowly criminal in critical respects, the current interational of this problem is actually worse than it was in Watergate back then after all the Senate Watergate committee had done its own extensive investigations key witnesses had testified publicly and the broad parameters of the story were thus known..