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Fresh update on "justice department" discussed on Kim Komando

Kim Komando

00:36 min | 3 hrs ago

Fresh update on "justice department" discussed on Kim Komando

"Corona virus continues to take a toll. The US recorded its highest single day infections Friday. Hospitalizations peaked in the south in the West, the highest in Texas. Dr Scott Weaver of the Galveston National Laboratory. Asked about the seriousness of the situation on a scale of 1 to 10 it's probably something like an eight. We have a lot of transmission in the community. Where we have increased hospitalization. Now, to the point where some of our hospitals are nearly full. We have mortality rates going up in the last few days for right now, it's looking very, very bad restrictions are being rolled back in a number of places, including Nevada, where some bars have now re shut their doors. And many residents and tourists have been forced to change their plans. People ruined it for all of us. I don't want to get sick. I don't think anybody does. I don't really like it, but I'm guessing that's what you've got to deal with. One county in Ohio has established a hotline for people to call and report those not wearing facemasks calling high over pounding. After the tone. Please share your mask learning experience along with any questions or concerns you may have violating the Ohio governors. Facemask order is punishable by up to 90 days in jail. President Trump has commuted the prison sentence for Roger Stone Stone was to have began gun serving a 40 month prison sentence for lying to Congress in the House investigation. And whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. Loyola Law professor Laurie Levin said. More questions are going to be raised about what's going on in the Justice Department when you have so many people from Rod Blagojevich in Illinois to Michael Milken, and now Roger Stone. Or getting pardons or commutations to their sentences as political allies to the president. Millions of Americans.

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Execution blocked after victims' family raises virus concerns

Red Eye Radio

00:52 sec | 7 hrs ago

Execution blocked after victims' family raises virus concerns

"Federal judge has ruled that a federal execution the first in nearly two decades should be delayed. Fox is Jessica Rosenthal explains why, after a series of delays, including over the lethal injection protocol, Daniel Lee was scheduled to be executed on Monday at a federal facility in Terra Haute, Indiana. He was convicted of killing three members of a family in Arkansas in 1996. But a federal judge agreed with the family members of the victims who said due to covert concerns, they wouldn't be able to attend his execution. They asked for delay, the judge said Executions must be delayed until the Justice Department can show it's observing the right of victims. Relatives to attend executions without risking their health. The Department of Justice plans to appeal, arguing that extensive planning for Monday's execution can't be undone easily. The court order does not apply to two other execution scheduled for next week.

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Fresh update on "justice department" discussed on WBBM Programming

WBBM Programming

00:36 min | 3 hrs ago

Fresh update on "justice department" discussed on WBBM Programming

"It for all of us. I don't want to get sick. I don't think anybody does. I don't really like it. But I'm guessing that's what you've got to deal with. One county in Ohio has established a hotline for people to call and report those not wearing facemasks going high over pounding. After the tone. Please share your mask learning experience along with any questions or concerns you may have violating the Ohio governors. Facemask order is punishable by up to 90 days in jail. President Trump has commuted the prison sentence for Roger Stone Stone was to have began gun serving a 40 month prison sentence for lying to Congress in the House investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. Loyola Law professor Laurie Levenson. More questions are going to be raised about what's going on in the Justice Department when you have so many people from Rod Blagojevich in Illinois to Michael Milken. And now Roger Stone. Or getting pardons or commutations to their sentences as political allies to the president. Millions of Americans.

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Federal Judge Emmet Sullivan asks appeals court to rehear Michael Flynn case

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:32 sec | 18 hrs ago

Federal Judge Emmet Sullivan asks appeals court to rehear Michael Flynn case

"Security advisor Michael Flynn's criminal case is again an uncertain place. The full D C Circuit Court of Appeals is now reconsidering whether that case should be thrown out. The appeals court says. You will hear from Flynn's attorneys and from the Justice Department before the 20th of July. The case won't be Dismissed until at least then. Just yesterday, U. S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan asked the court to revive the case. Sullivan wants the appeals court to put it back in his hands so he can wait. The Justice Department's surprise request from back in May to dismiss this case, We talk more

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Fresh update on "justice department" discussed on Ric Edelman

Ric Edelman

01:05 min | 3 hrs ago

Fresh update on "justice department" discussed on Ric Edelman

"From 98 7 and 13 30. K. N S s. I'm Rodney Price. It's nine o'clock, mostly cloudy and 76 degrees at the K NS Studios in Wichita. Hide this afternoon. We'll reach the mid upper nineties. Details on the recipe of four can start straight ahead. Kansas has it contained a resurgence in Corona virus cases, and that is raising questions about whether the state made a mistake in allowing local officials to set rules for businesses and public gatherings. State Health Department figures show. Kansas experienced its worst spike in confirm new cases since the pandemic began in the two weeks. Indeed, Friday, counties have had the power to set the rules since May 26. In a Democratic leader Anthony Hensley, says Kansas was doing better when Kelly was in control. Republican Senate President Susan Waigel disagrees, suggesting the virus is less deadly than it, Wass. Wichita Police have arrested the father of a two year old boy who drowned on Tuesday, 44 year old William Kabu is being held on suspicion of felony murder and two counts of aggravated child endangerment. Police say caboodle was intoxicated when he took the boy and his four year old brother to a closed neighborhood pool. He allowed the boys to squeeze through the fans, but he was too large to get through. A two year old boy drowned. The case has been presented to the Centre County District attorney A Department of Justice memo reveals the FBI found that Michael Flynn did not lie on purpose, the Justice Department memo says. Quote General Flynn denied having conversations about sanctions. FBI advise that Based on this interview they did not believe General Flynn was acting as an agent of Russia recall. One of the agents who interviewed Flynn was now fired. FBI agent Peter Struck Back in April. Vice president even says she's now more inclined to believe Flynn and called him a patriotic American who was the victim what appears to be abused by officials at the Justice Department, General Flynn's attorney said in a statement. Quote These documents provide even more compelling evidence requiring the court to grant General Flynn's consent to and the government's motion to dismiss. In short, there was no crime for many reasons. That was Fox's Lucas Thomason reporting..

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Judge asks for full appeals court review of Michael Flynn case

Forum

00:44 sec | 1 d ago

Judge asks for full appeals court review of Michael Flynn case

"Judge overseeing the criminal case against Michael Flynn is asking a full federal appeals court to reconsider a decision ordering him to throw out the charges as NPR's Ryan Lucas reports. It's the latest in a long running legal saga over the prosecution of President Trump's first national security Advisor. U S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan is asking the full D C Circuit Court of appeals to allow him to scrutinize the Justice Department's decision to drop its case against Michael Flynn. The request comes after a three judge panel on the D C circuit ruled that Sullivan could not scrutinized the DOJ is decision and ordered him to drop the case. The former national security adviser pleaded guilty in 2017 tow line to the FBI about his contacts with Russia. And now says he was set up.

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Fresh update on "justice department" discussed on No Payne, No Gain

No Payne, No Gain

01:09 min | 5 hrs ago

Fresh update on "justice department" discussed on No Payne, No Gain

"Easing WNBC. W A B C sentence commuted. Goodbye, Fay. I'm Christopher Cruz. It's a commutation. Not the pardon. Roger Stone wanted, but President Trump has spared his longtime political advisor time in prison, where he was set to report on Tuesday. When Roger Stone was arrested in January 2019 there were heavy tactical units that burst into his home and a CNN camera crew recording much of it. That was sighted in the White House statement announcing stone sentence of just over three years was being commuted to the minimal amount of time he'd actually spent in prison. The Justice Department had recommended Stone serve his sentence. But President Trump never wavered in his support for his sometimes political guru, convicted for being a go between for the Trump campaign toe wiki leaks in 2016 But Roger Stone and everybody has to be treated fairly, and this has not been a fair. Process. That's Mr Trump In February, Stone defiantly said he would never turn on the president Bob Constantini, Washington House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this morning called the computation and active, staggering corruption. Tropical Storm Fay has been downgraded to a post tropical cyclone this morning, but not before it brought heavy rain to the mid Atlantic. In southern New England. Almost 67,000 Corona virus cases reported in the U. S. A record setting a day There are hot spots throughout the country, House Speaker and California Democrat As we noted Nancy Pelosi says she has no confidence in the president's ability to bring the pandemic to an end. The president has been a failure in every way. Right from the start his denial, calling it a hoax. His delay on all the rest have gotten us into a very bad place, but we want to go forward and where we go from here is not to listen. To the president because he doesn't listen to the scientists news for loved ones in one of New York State, 600 or so nursing homes. They will be able to visit starting next Wednesday, so long as the facility has been quote without covert 19 for at least 28 days. Signed Christopher Cruz. And sponsored by opened your concepts attention. This is an important message for anyone that has been diagnosed with cancer after being exposed to round up or other weed killers. The Internal Agency for Research on Cancer wore that overexposure to round up and other weed killers may increase the risk of developing non Hodgkin's lymphoma. Monsanto, the manufacture of roundup may have known that round up another week, killers were likely linked to organ damage and cancer..

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Washington DC Judge Asks for Full Appeal Review of Flynn Dismissal

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:02 min | 1 d ago

Washington DC Judge Asks for Full Appeal Review of Flynn Dismissal

"Judge who oversaw the criminal case of President Trump's former national security adviser today requested a full appeals court review after a three judge panel ordered him to dismiss it. Last month, the three judge panel ordered U. S District Judge Emmet Sullivan to dismiss the case against Michael Flynn following the Justice Department's extraordinary decision to drop the prosecution. Panel ruled that the Justice Department's decision to abandon the case against Flynn settled the matter. Even though Flynn had admitted to lying to the FBI during the Mueller investigation. This is such a highly unusual situation. They pointed to the fact that you have a federal judge who was asking for relief. From an order of a higher court in a case in which he is not a party, which means that's usually done an appeal by the prosecution or the defense. It's not done by a federal judge that was CBS senior investigative correspondent Katherine Harris. If he appeals court agrees the DC circuits 11 full time judges would hear arguments.

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Fresh update on "justice department" discussed on Ric Edelman

Ric Edelman

00:33 min | 5 hrs ago

Fresh update on "justice department" discussed on Ric Edelman

"For on seven felony counts, which include witness tampering headline to Congress. But if you look a commutation, it simply reduces the sentence. CBS News Legal analyst Rikki Klieman so whether or not he's guilty Whether he knows he's guilty or whether the president knows or believes he's guilty. That kind of still stays out there. A little yellow law schools Laurie Levinson thinks this will set a precedent. More questions are going to be raised about what's going on in the Justice Department when you have so many people from Rod Blagojevich to Michael Milken and now Roger Stone getting pardons or commutations as political allies to the president. A number of Corona virus cases continues past the three million mark with more than 250,000 hospitalized. Social distancing measures and lock down procedures are being put to the test. More from CBS's Michael George of Carolina Governor Henry McMaster threatened to strip liquor licenses from violating proprietors at a Kentucky test site. Bartender Michael Wikler knows what can happen after 11 PM once it gets to weigh at night. It's just unbelievable enough to make you want to get tested in Tennessee shall be counting Dorantes require customers to fork over their contact information before they'll be.

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Justice Department supports Roger Stone going to prison on Tuesday

Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe

00:19 sec | 1 d ago

Justice Department supports Roger Stone going to prison on Tuesday

"Is calling for President Trump's longtime ally, Roger Stone to go to prison next week, Stone is asking a judge to delay his reporting to a Georgia prison because of the Corona virus pandemic. The DOJ has been criticized for how it has handled the stone case. However, it argued today the decision for stone to report on Tuesday is reasonable. The head

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Geoffrey Berman, U.S. attorney fired by Trump, twice refused to resign

Bloomberg Businessweek

00:22 sec | 1 d ago

Geoffrey Berman, U.S. attorney fired by Trump, twice refused to resign

"US attorney leading investigations into President Trump's ally says Attorney General William Barr pressured him to resign. Geoffrey Berman, the former federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York Is testifying behind closed doors before the House Judiciary Committee. Berman says he told bar he was not interested in leaving his position. The committee is probing whether the Justice Department has become politicized.

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Ousted U.S. attorney details push by Barr to resign post or be fired

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

00:25 sec | 1 d ago

Ousted U.S. attorney details push by Barr to resign post or be fired

"Attorney leading investigations into President Trump's allies has told the House Judiciary Committee that Attorney General William Barr pressured him to resign. Jeffrey Berman, the former federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, is providing the panel in a closed door interview with a detailed account of extraordinary standoffs of his June departure, according to his opening statement obtained by the AP. He said bar repeatedly urged him to take on another position. At the Justice Department. On the

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Tuition Price Resets in the Age of the COVID Recession

Rosie on the House

05:01 min | Last week

Tuition Price Resets in the Age of the COVID Recession

"Pandemic has accelerated a years long shift in bargaining power away from colleges and toward families. Which are quite prepared to treat tuition as they would a car's price, something toe haggle over. Here's this weekend's Jennifer Cash Enka When it comes to higher education, bargaining power, is shifting away from colleges and universities and toured families. Josh Mitchell has written about the shift for the Wall Street Journal and joins us now. Josh, What did you find out about tuition, while the pandemic has given families more leverage to bargain for tuition discounts when they are getting their offers from from schools. This was actually a trend that had Ah been going on before the pandemic. So this is a Preexisting friend that the pandemic has accelerated, But basically, schools are in a tight position. Right now. They Are expecting a possible enrollment decline. You know 11 reason, for example, is fewer international students are going to be going to school next year. On DH, You know, families are more price conscious. They've either lost jobs or their businesses of fan businesses. Their businesses have Um, been hurt by the pandemic. And so right now, you have this normal negotiation process that happens to clean family school and family find themselves in a better position now. Teo Archy for reduced to tuition. Josh, we talking about mostly private schools, or does this encompass, um public universities as well? But we are talking mostly about private schools, but this type of negotiation process is increasingly happening. At public schools and the context here is that For years and years. Uh, mostly private schools have turned to consultants to determine how much parents are are able and willing to pay. And so one of the things that's been happening for a while now is schools will collect a lot of data data on perspective. Students. Um this data includes, you know, sex race Where where they live. You know the exact address of where they live, whether their parents are college graduates or not, And this is in addition to what there. S a T scores are and what their high school deepa is. And then they send that data to consultants. You think crunched the numbers and come up with an algorithm to determine how much the next year's class will be willing to pay. And this is how schools for awhile now, particularly private schools have have come up with individual discounts for different students to again extract the most money they can. They're trying to figure out how willing How able you are to pay public colleges are now getting into this because public colleges you know, some of them are struggling, and so they need to figure out You know, how can they extract the most money from the next year's freshman class on DH? The schools will say, Look, this is not just for us to, you know, make money. This is also for us to determine You know which students need the most financial aid, But there's you know, several things going on here. They do want obviously maximize the money they're making. And they also want to determine how to help students that need help. The most. We're speaking with Josh Mitchell, The Wall Street Journal, Josh. Obviously, things air rather chaotic in the world right now, including what will happen in the fall or even in August, when colleges open up again. How far are families going and deciding or not deciding to enroll? Also, that's a good question, because one of the things that's going on this year there was a a consent decree between the Justice Department and one of the main trade groups for colleges that was signed. Late last year, and basically that consent decree said that colleges are now able to recruit students beyond May 1. There used to be this hard deadline where if a student had committed to a school, then other competing schools could not dangle offers, if it was beyond may want will that That industry rule has now been scrapped. Which means there are a lot of students who have even right now have not committed to a school where in prior years they would have done so by now. And so you're seeing a lot of bargaining and negotiation. Between families and schools go on far later in the year, then we would see in prior years and you know, some of the consultants for these families that I'd talk to, you know, are saying this could go on for another few months? Because I think there is a lot of uncertainty, and I think you know families. Not only are they trying to bargain lower tuition, they're also trying to decide whether they're going And there Kids to score whether they're adult Children are going to go to school. Given that they don't know if they're campus. Is there going to be open? They don't know what the experience is going to be like, so there is still a lot of uncertainty.

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Judge deals setback to key Trump policy limiting asylum

AP News Radio

00:52 sec | Last week

Judge deals setback to key Trump policy limiting asylum

"A federal judge strikes down a key piece of the trump administration's changes that block entry to people who travel to another country to reach the Mexico border without seeking protection there judge Timothy Kelly a trump appointee in Washington says the administration violated federal procedure by not seeking public feedback before putting the asylum ban into effect last summer the justice department response this is a procedural ruling not a policy statement but an attorney who argued the case is calling it a massive victory for asylum seekers and the rule of law the immediate impact of this ruling is muted because the White House invoked a public health law to expel people who cross the border illegally and block asylum seekers during the virus pandemic Jackie Quinn Washington

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UK judge warns Assange on US extradition hearing attendance

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | Last week

UK judge warns Assange on US extradition hearing attendance

"A British judge says wikileaks founder Julian assigns must attend his next court hearing unless he can provide a report to support his absence the songs could not attend the next hearing on his U. S. extradition case by video link from prison for medical reasons but the judge says he must appear at the next one scheduled for July twenty seventh on this is medical evidence to explain his non attendance the Australian has been indicted in the U. S. on eighteen charges over the publication of classified documents and last week the justice department I did a new superseding indictment alleges songs conspired with members of hacking organizations and sold to recruit her because to provide wikileaks with classified information Charles hello this month London

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Four Charged In Attempted Toppling of Andrew Jackson Statue in Washington, DC

Vickie Allen and Levon Putney

00:33 sec | Last week

Four Charged In Attempted Toppling of Andrew Jackson Statue in Washington, DC

"The US justice department is prosecuting for men over an attempt to topple a statue of Andrew Jackson in Washington a criminal complaint unsealed yesterday charges the men with destruction of federal property it accuses them of trying to tear down the statue in Lafayette park just near the White House last Monday one defendant has been taken into custody the justice department says it has video evidence statues of Jackson have been targeted over his treatment of native Americans and ownership of enslaved people president trump signed an executive order yesterday promising a crackdown on the destruction of federal

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Trump signs executive order to protect monuments

The Car Pro Show

00:36 sec | 2 weeks ago

Trump signs executive order to protect monuments

"Executive order signed by president trump Friday gives the justice department free reign to prosecute any person or group that destroys were vandalized as monuments and memorials the secretary of the interior says the mob will not decide on monuments and memorials go through a careful process to be included and delicately placed on our on our properties and the process to change the story that's told by those monuments or a man that works come up with their own story there's a process for that and it's a lawful process that with this will not be done by a mob David Bernhardt on fox and friends

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American jailed in Spain was unwitting drug mule, US says

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 2 weeks ago

American jailed in Spain was unwitting drug mule, US says

"An American senior citizen being jailed in Spain was an unwitting drug mule according to U. S. authorities say he fell for one of the oldest schemes out there they just M. Berger was lowered by emails inviting him to make millions now the seventy six year old Virginia man sits in a Spanish jail one year after flying into the country with cocaine sewn into bubble jacket his family says he has cognitive issues and didn't know about the drugs the US justice department told Spain Stamberg or was tricked by West Africa criminal network according to correspondence obtained by the AP the feds have warned about scams targeting the elderly into becoming drug mules they say in twenty sixteen they intercepted more than a hundred and forty on wedding careers and that over thirty are believed to still be in jail I'm Julie Walker

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American jailed in Spain was unwitting drug mule, US says

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 2 weeks ago

American jailed in Spain was unwitting drug mule, US says

"An American senior citizen being jailed in Spain was an unwitting drug mule according to U. S. authorities say he fell for one of the oldest schemes out there they just M. Berger was lowered by emails inviting him to make millions now the seventy six year old Virginia man sits in a Spanish jail one year after flying into the country with cocaine sewn into bubble jacket his family says he has cognitive issues and didn't know about the drugs the US justice department told Spain Stamberg or was tricked by West Africa criminal network according to correspondence obtained by the AP the feds have warned about scams targeting the elderly into becoming drug mules they say in twenty sixteen they intercepted more than a hundred and forty on wedding careers and that over thirty are believed to still be in jail I'm Julie Walker

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American jailed in Spain was unwitting drug mule, US says

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 2 weeks ago

American jailed in Spain was unwitting drug mule, US says

"An American senior citizen being jailed in Spain was an unwitting drug mule according to U. S. authorities say he fell for one of the oldest schemes out there they just M. Berger was lowered by emails inviting him to make millions now the seventy six year old Virginia man sits in a Spanish jail one year after flying into the country with cocaine sewn into bubble jacket his family says he has cognitive issues and didn't know about the drugs the US justice department told Spain Stamberg or was tricked by West Africa criminal network according to correspondence obtained by the AP the feds have warned about scams targeting the elderly into becoming drug mules they say in twenty sixteen they intercepted more than a hundred and forty on wedding careers and that over thirty are believed to still be in jail I'm Julie Walker

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Judge Orders Trump Adviser Roger Stone to Report to Prison by July 14

Weekend Edition Saturday

00:54 sec | 2 weeks ago

Judge Orders Trump Adviser Roger Stone to Report to Prison by July 14

"A federal judge's giving Roger stone a longtime political adviser to president trump is short reprieve NPR's Carrie Johnson reported stone will not have to report to prison until July fourteenth Roger stone says he's worried about contracting cove in nineteen in a crowded prison facility so he asked a judge to delay his surrender until September but judge Amy Berman Jackson has decided to give stone just two more weeks of freedom the judge has ordered stone to serve home confinement between now and then since he lives in Florida which has become a hot spot for the virus this week Congress heard testimony from the justice department whistleblower who said stone got special treatment from higher ups to justice because he's a friend of the president trump has said stones cases quote very unfair raising questions about whether he might win a

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Barr creates task force focused on 'anti-government extremists'

KNX Afternoon News with Mike Simpson and Chris Sedens

00:27 sec | 2 weeks ago

Barr creates task force focused on 'anti-government extremists'

"The justice department is taking aim at what it calls anti government extremists in response to nationwide protests against police brutality The Washington Post reports Attorney General William Barr has directed an order creating a task force that's likely to escalate operations by federal law enforcement agencies Barney's memo singles out those associating with the right wing group boogaloo movement and the anti fascist movement antifa as the top

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Appeals court rules funding for Trump border wall construction 'unlawful'

KCBS Radio Afternoon News

03:32 min | 2 weeks ago

Appeals court rules funding for Trump border wall construction 'unlawful'

"A federal appeals court has ruled against the trump administration as it looked to transfer military funds to build sections of the US border wall with Mexico the ninth US circuit court of appeals ruling today that diverting money from military construction projects to build wall is unlawful creating a setback for president trump's attempt to deter immigration joining us with more of the KCBS ring central news line is bilking professor and director of the immigration and deportation defense clinic at the university of San Francisco residents as always for being with us help us with some perspective here just how significant is this ruling well it's pretty significant because as we all know the wall is something that president trump he said that he was going to do when he was a candidate and he said he was going to do it all the time that he's been in office and took a big step back basically he tried to transfer two point five billion dollars from the department of defense budget to build a squall claiming that there was an emergency but the court said that this is not the type of emergency that Congress intended it in the legislation that that appropriated defense money do you think the justice department will appeal this I think they will because I believe that they follow the instructions of the president and bill Barr who's head of the justice department follow the instructions of the president so I think they will appeal the and they have a couple choices they can ask for a rehearing with a fuller panel on the ninth circuit because the food just three judges today in a two to one decision or they can go directly to the Supreme Court I have a feeling they're going to head to the Supreme Court on this yes you will but more about the politics of all this is you mentioned this was a huge issue for the trump campaign in twenty sixteen are do you have a sense of just how big of an issue is going to be this time around relative to that last campaign I think that the president does believe that his position on immigration is what helped him win the election in twenty sixteen so I I I I can't see him backing off of the immigration issue so I I definitely think that he's going to say that I want to get this wall built on the he can appoint to what's happening at the border right now there's over sixty seventy thousand migrants there waiting to apply for asylum and he's going to point at that and I I believe that that what part of this campaign is going to be based on even amid the corona virus a pandemic and more calls for racial justice you know I think so because of that he separate immigration from George Floyd and and the the policing protests and and so I I I definitely think that immigration is an issue that he continues to espouse we saw that earlier this week what Thursday or last week so I went to the Supreme Court ruled against him on daca he tweeted instantly that it was a bad decision sprint Corp didn't like him now I don't know if he's going to try to rescind daca but it's clear that his base one fifty here an anti immigrant sentiment from

"justice department" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

Anderson Cooper 360

13:28 min | 5 months ago

"justice department" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"Talking tonight about a president who appears to be weaponized and the Justice Department and the fear. He'll use the power to investigate prosecute and punish for his own aims and obsessions namely to do with impeachment. And the Russian investigation before the break you heard from the former deputy director of the FBI has already experienced the brunt of it for two years perspective now from two others former FBI general counsel James Baker impre- both CNN legal analysts preet served as US attorney for the Southern District of New York before president. Trump fired him so jim just look at everything. That's happened this week. The Roger Stone Case Attorney General Bars interviewed the Flynn case getting reexamined. Do you think that the Justice Department is being weaponized? Boy It seems as though it's that's certainly what is going on and that's what I'm afraid of whether it's working or not is another matter. I mean you. You saw for example. The resignations this week I think that was a a an effort by line people to say no. We're we're not GonNa let this happen. That that whatever's going on at the top whatever the president is saying. We're not going to allow that that that to happen. And we're going to put our foot down. Now they're gone and so other prosecutors. Come in and those folks have to have the same level of integrity That that the other the people who've left had but look I. I'm quite worried about what's going on it. It is a very bad week for the Department of Justice. I think From what I'm hearing there number of people who are dismayed. The morale is suffering as a result of this and so it. It's something that all Americans should be concerned about. Pre You tweeted. I think bill bars shrewd delivered smart calculating careful in full of it. I mean he's doing exactly what president trump wants. Does anyone actually think that that? He isn't kowtowing to the president here. I mean some people are suggesting that maybe he's not he's finally You know seeing that. There's a straw. There's broken the camel's back in my mind. You have a track record. That's gone on for a year or more bill bar basically acquiescing. Whenever the president wants the way he treated the Miller report the where he delayed the Mullahs Report The way he is given special treatment to Roger Stone whatever you think of a sense of seven to nine years that involvement at the level of the Attorney General. I've never seen before in any case. And when you do it when it's a person who's a crony of the President. It looks terrible And I think that what maybe is going on is. He's realized that it's it's such a boiling point within the department with morale's so low and waning and you had as JIM mentioned four career. Prosecutors withdraw from a case when resigned from the department altogether. He's got to do something about his internal leadership responsibility as well and so at a minimum. He thought he had to say those things that he said on television new. I'd love it to be You know turn on a turning point an inflection point where he and others do things more than just talk about how they want to do their job but speak up to the president and resist the president's commands whether they come directly or on twitter by the way this whole the business of President Communicating through twitter and bill bar announcing his reservations on an interview with. Abc News is bizarre to me. I think they have each other's phone numbers I think they know where the office of the other are. They should have a conversation about this. And then it built bar wants to say I told the president to uphold the traditions of the of the department rather than pursue your vendettas than that would be a welcome thing to hear right I. It seems odd. This is the way they would go about such a discussion to just have it in the public. Does sort of you know it raises the question of is this essentially just some sort of setup by attorney general to give himself cover two of you know mollify some people in the Department of Justice who who may be feeling that what's going on is inappropriate. Bars never stood up to the president's assault on the rule of law so for him to be standing up suddenly for the independence. The Justice Department. Does it seem disease calculator to you? Does it seem do you or do you by what he saying? Well look I mean. He did make forceful statements and he in what he said was was good and appropriate and I think he deserves credit for that. Now the reality though is from what the reporting is is that he pre coordinated this. I guess I'll use the neutral word With the White House to some degree and perhaps with the president directly and so because the words that he said yesterday in that interview really sounded like the words. If somebody who was prepared to resign at that moment or if the if the president you know didn't back down so at the same time and he also had to say those words in order to keep folks from Really rebelling within within the Department and so I think he's a he's in a tough place now he has to try to if he wants to keep his job he's got to keep the the troops happy to a certain degree and keep his boss happy and that is not very easy in this environment. Look the fact that they're communicating through this way as pretty was talking about doesn't shock me because you know the people that I've talked to like Jim Komi Andy McCabe and others who've tried to have a conversation with the president. It's extremely difficult. Because he basically talks all the time and doesn't really listen and so that it has devolved into this type of interchange Doesn't shock me. Free the reporting of the Washington Post. That is the impeachment trial is winding down federal prosecutors with the southern district of New York took new steps in the probe related to Giuliani. What do you make of that? How do you? How do you read that? So if it's true it's within the you know the convention of that office. Which is it doesn't matter who you are. How much money you have. How much power you have or if you even ran that office once upon a time if there's a basis to investigate they will and they'll go with the facts and the league. What I think is incredible about that. Development is at the same time you're hearing that the southern district may have an investigation criminal investigation into the personal lord of the President Rudy Giuliani. You have on the other hand built Barr and others suggesting that Rudy. Giuliani has some special place and role and backchannel to provide information but he is gathering in Ukraine and other places with respect to the president's other political foes. That's not a role that anyone gets if you're a private citizen and it shouldn't be the role that you get if you are otherwise under Criminal Investigation. The whole thing is is extraordinaire. I'm running out of words to use. But it's highly highly ordinary if I can use that phrase It's kind of unbelievable Jamaica reaper are. These are fascinating times. Appreciate you coming on. Thank you thank you. Thanks stay with US A lot. More news straight ahead. A federal jury in New York City is handed down. Its verdict in the attempted. Extortion charges against Michael Nadi Stormy Daniels. Former attorney their decision when sixty continues a federal judge in New York City today found attorney. Michael Abernathy guilty of trying to extort. The company Nike millions of dollars. The case is just one of several avenues facing. He's also been accused of stealing money from the adult film. Actress Stormy Daniels. Whomever naughty represented in her lawsuits against President. Trump has polo. Sandoval has more interesting. Good evening. I think they were really two themes that prosecutors really tried to hammer home in their prosecution of this case betrayal. The other one extortion. Now when it comes to that according to prosecutors Saudi essentially Called Mikey resell to Nike and demanded that they pay him millions of dollars or he would publicly accuse the sports a pro maker of conduct specifically That they were illegally paying amateur basketball players and then the other side of the argument here Anderson was that betrayal factor. Here that betrayed his client by advocating for money for himself versus actual client ultimately end the day today conviction secured their four of. Nadi as he was found guilty on all three counts including wire fraud and attempted extortion. What was avenues reaction to the verdict was read? It was interesting before they actually read out that verdict Anderson. He actually did the sign of the Cross before they declared him guilty on all counts and then he turned to his lawyers thanked him hugged one of them and then let out by us. Marshals and the sentencing is set for June. I'm assuming they were going to try to appeal. What potential sentencing is. Yeah ooh could look at potentially over forty years here but you're absolutely correct here. His attorneys will certainly pushed to appeal. This case. However you also have to take into account that he has these two other pending cases Two more trials one in New York for allegedly stealing proceeds from stormy Daniels this book and the other for fraud in California we should mention. He has pleaded not guilty on those charges. So yes there is a sentencing in this separate. Your case it's scheduled for this summer but isn't attorneys. Made very clear today Anderson that will likely be rescheduled for later Polo. Sandoval Polo thanks. It's difficult to imagine more dramatic fall in this with you now legal analyst. Jeffrey toobin an old fashioned shakedown does what they call you know. Today I was thinking of is. I'm sure many people remember he was on. Cnn A log time. And I did stories. Not just the stormy Daniels interview. The he was he was he was part of. I did Previous stories with him on sixty minutes on other cases and I got to know him. And I remember once at the peak of all this. We went to lunch and midtown when our offices were in midtown and we walked back together tour to CNN and it was like walking with a major major celebrity. People came up to him. It's like you know go for it. Go get trump. You know he had this Hashtag `Basta people remember that and at the peak of this. He even announced he was considering running for president and he went to Iowa. He went to New Hampshire and it to call it. Hubris is not even a doesn't do it justice. I mean the craziness of this and when you look at this case and the three cases he's forty eight years old. He could be looking at decades in prison really. Also there's this case which Post said the forty years as possible. I think that's unlikely. But but the the way the sentencing guidelines work is that it's based on the amount of money at issue in the case and he's accused of trying to extort fifteen million dollars so if they use that fifteen million dollars as the number in the sentencing guidelines he could be looking at a decade in prison and the California case is worse. Cases is one of the California kids to the stormy Daniels because the story Daniels is here in New York and it involves him taking approximately three hundred thousand dollars of a book advance that she was supposed to get that instead. He just pocketed. It's on his own money. The California case is much worse. Because I will. It's millions of dollars. And also he was the lawyer in cases where there were awards to his clients and again. He pocketed the money. People in need people who had problems. That's why they got this award in the first place also stealing money from his law partners again millions of dollars an issue and all these sentences are based on the amount of loss. So I mean. These are big numbers of nineties. As Attorney said that they are planning to file a motion to change his conditions of confinement. Because they are inhumane. I he's in the MCC which is where they hold people in federal court before trial. I it's an it's a lousy place to be. It's worse than being in prison because it's a much more confined condition. He had his bail revoked. So He's been locked up during this trial he's obviously now that he's convicted. He certainly had Israel revoked because he was accused of trying to hide money crying. Trying to hide more money involving a divorce that he's going through. I mean the total collapse of his life is really sort of extraordinary. And frankly you know I feel kind of snookered because I took him seriously. I think we all I mean he was. I mean prior. Dan says he had won a large judgment in a an a class action lawsuit. I think it was in California. Yes and I'd actually done a sixty minutes report about the case that he that he had interviewed people. I mean he. He won a large jury. Verdict that then got reduced later all right and he did and he did represent stormy. Daniels and I think. In retrospect her legal strategy was kind of insane. I mean the the fact that she was suing to be cleared a nondisclosure agreement that they weren't enforcing it all I mean he just he wanted to gin up a fight with the president but he lost every case that he brought on stormies behalf and now he's accused of stealing money from her as well. But you know there was a real pathology it worked with the accusations are would show it extraordinarily pattern of abuse and it's all involving stealing money. It's all involving taking money. That was destined for clients that was destined for law partners. You know he had these. This really extravagant lifestyle. He drove Ferraris racism and he had like a Ferrari in private planes. And I think it's clear it's clear at this point afforded it by taking. It wasn't entitled to appreciate a well known former television. correspondent and anchor is break precedent to endorse presidential candidate. Michael Bloomberg we'll tell you who and he will tell you why coming up ever been locked down..

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"justice department" Discussed on Post Reports

Post Reports

02:55 min | 5 months ago

"justice department" Discussed on Post Reports

"And now one more thing. An opinion from Monica Esi a columnist columnist for the style section. So I spent forty eight hours going to Elizabeth Warren born rallies and events and every conversation about Elizabeth. Warren becomes the same conversation about Elizabeth Warren for her fans knew your it starts off with. I love her. I'm inspired by her. I love her policies. Love who she is. I love her Kardashians. I love her the energy. I love her shoes. I love her dog. I love her skin. I love her healthcare. I love her child care but then the conversation turns into something else. The conversation turns into. I love her but I'm afraid that America doesn't or that America loves her but won't vote for her or that. I'm afraid my moderate father-in-law other in law won't vote for her or I'm afraid the country isn't ready for her so it's fascinating scenario of really liking your candidate but being so trapped in a panic of electability that you yourself might not even vote for the candidate that you want to win and think desserts to win. I think in this election were haunted by a couple of ghosts or haunted by the Ghost of Twenty Sixteen and Watching Hillary Clinton lose. And and how that somehow in people's minds has become this abstract panic that no woman can win and then I also think we're haunted by the ghost of the past Millennia of American and international history. which is how we think of women and how we think women should behave and how we react to them when they don't behave h-have that way so in this particular election UC Bernie Sanders passionately yelling and it's looked at as being inspirational `rational righteous? What do you do with an industry that knowingly for billions of dollars in short-term profits is destroying this plot? I say that is criminal activity that cannot be allowed. Thank you Senator Sanders and you see Comma Hera's raising her voice and it's looked at as being gene lecturing or like a heron failure of states to public schools in America. I was part of the second class to integrate Berkeley California public schools almost two decades after Brown v Board of Education Because Your City Council made that decision. It was uh-huh and that's why we need to pass the Equality Act even the people who are saying I don't even even think of gender. I don't even think of Elizabeth Warren as a female candidate. I don't even think of Amy Klobuchar is a female candidate. We can't escape those ghosts. They haunt us in the best. We can do always be aware.

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"justice department" Discussed on Post Reports

Post Reports

03:57 min | 5 months ago

"justice department" Discussed on Post Reports

"Biden's like he has said he's created a process to evaluate Rudy Rudy Giuliani's information and. I should also stress that he has sort of emphasized. Ukrainian information is inherently reliable. So he's just in the way he's he's created waited. What seems to be a special process? He hasn't used the word special but he has said I've created an intake process. That in itself is notable. You know it's not like he's telling Juliani hey just one eight hundred call. FBI and you can get your information to us as like I would have to do. He's created a process and we've reported that involves Mr Giuliani going to the US. Attorney in Pittsburgh. We don't know why exactly that person was selected but that does to your point suggests just it's a little it's a little more special. It is something that was specifically created at least To handle this Ukraine information. So when we think about all of of these different incidents the Roger Stone sentencing the roll out of the Miller. Report this special access. That Rudy Giuliani is going to have the to the Department of Justice. What what does that tell us about? The future of the Justice Department and its relationship with the president will so in the wake of the stone controversy Versi a lot of former justice department officials Democrats other legal analyst. Legal scholars are saying that the Justice Department is just being politicized to a degree that they haven't seen before they're seeing the department kind of bent to the will of president trump in the stone controversy. You can see that kind of most clearly. You can see clearly. The tension between career prosecutors accusers bureaucrats who weren't appointed by the president and the political leadership which wants to go a different way? I think think it's important to say I'm sure bill bar would defend this as look. There's a reason that we have politically appointed leaders. I am accountable to people. People all know who I am. They know my name. You know I can be impeached. I have to testify before. Congress is resistant to that sometimes. I am accountable so I make make the decisions career bureaucrats. Don't get to make these decisions but what you do see here. Is it being exposed. That decision seemed to be going the way president trump wants them to go and that is causing some alarm among former justice department officials and people who worked in that institution before Matt's Appetite Ski covers the Justice Department for the Post. Roger Stone is expected to be sentenced by judge next week so unlike the day after. The Iowa caucuses focuses. We actually have results today from the New Hampshire primaries. What have we seen so far? Who won well Bernie Sanders one? They take this opportunity. So thank the people of the Hampshire for a great victory tonight in in doing so became the first candidate to unquestionably win. State of course after Iowa after that lengthy count we had Bernie Sanders with the most votes. But what Pete Buddha judge with the most delegates behind us popular vote Iowa and the victory here tonight so you even saw Bernie Sanders in his victory speech last night saying we had one Iowa which is disputed at this point but clearly he is the winner of New Hampshire. There's no doubt about that. And he'll try to turn that into momentum. I'm going to Nevada. We're going to South Carolina. We're GONNA wind nonsense as well. I'm Aaron Blake Senior reporter for the fix..

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"justice department" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"justice department" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Prosecutions as a matter of law he can't he can try he can't or the to do something unlawful that would violate his take care of gatien but he really has extrordinary the radical powers to control prosecutions the enforcement of the law however ever since watergate is kind of a compromise to in the face of this attempt to make the justice department independent ever since watergate there these norms that have developed they're not required by the line don't believe but there these very important norms that have developed between the white house and the justice department we referred to that basically insist on pretty sharp separation not an absolute separation but a sharp separation with very narrow channels of communication between the white house and the justice department with regard to enforcement matters and we had gonna council statue grew up which was designed to allow the president senior officials to be investigated to find a way to allow the prob problem that senior officials and cronies as don said can avoid criminal prosecution those norms are not required by law they're basically executive memoranda but they have really i think in the last fifty years forty years since watergate they have really taken on an extraordinary power president trump is utterly indifferent to those norms but the important thing i think is really important understand he's indifferent to those norms but his political appointees and the justice department have not been indifferent to those norms and one of the extrordinary things about how the rule of law's worked in my opinion in the last year and a half and it's really remarkable testament that i think we don't appreciate enough and i know bob disagrees me about this so he can have the next word is the extent to which really the investigation of the president has gone forward despite far in the fbi director it's got worse for him after that despite the fact that he put in place attorney general the deputy turner general the fbi director.

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"justice department" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"justice department" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"It should it be different and are the alumni sort of right to react so strongly when they hear things the president say that he has the absolute right to do what he wants to do at the justice department good question so first of all i was going to start with robert jackson also saw this i'll jump ahead to jump ahead to just after watergate when there was a serious proposal in congress try to make the turn general independent of the president and this seemed like a good idea after watergate give him a six year term make him only four calls removal seemed like a good idea after watergate to a lot of people at first because of the way in which exited ministries with the cooperation of its justice department had really abused the enforcement of law including criminal law to protect itself and that turned out after liberation not to be good idea and it was actually the leading lights of the liberal establishment who came forth to say that's a bad idea and the reason that was thought to be a bad idea first of all many people thought it was unconstitutional because the president's core power the president is vested with obviously the executive power he has a duty to faithfully execute the law and his core power is to control the enforcement of the law including criminal prosecution and there was also a sense it was thought in which it would be a bad idea to have an entirely independent entity precisely because criminal enforcement needs accountability something that robert jackson also infestation his speech so there's a sense in which the president really has extrordinary authority the turning general is really delegated his authority by statute and custom to enforce the law and that is how it worked throughout the executive branch there's a fence in some sense in which only thin since i want to emphasize in which trump is right what was the exact quote he can do whatever he wants there's an absolute right absolute right well there's a sense in which that's true he has the power to fire subordinate officials he has really in theory legal control too.

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"justice department" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"justice department" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Politics and related ly why is it that there has historically at least since watergate through both republican and democratic administrations been a wall of separation between the white house and the department of justice when it comes to individual criminal investigations thanks mad it's terrific to be here and be a part of this so i think it's helpful maybe to take a step back and think about this little bit broader context the department of justice is a key way unique cabinet department in the executive branch of the government and the one hand it's like every other cabinet department like hhs so the department of energy in that the department is a part of the executive branch and if the president has a certain set of policies that the president wants to implement and they involve legal matters of course the partment of justices supposed to implement them and you know an obvious example of that for example in the obama administration there was a belief that the criminal enforcement of low level drug offenses was contributing to over incarceration and as a policy matter we ought to cut back on that this administration different policy take on that same question wants more vigorous enforcement so in that respect the o j is like any other cabinet department and that it implements policies of the president but there's a way in which it's vitally different and it has been vitally different and it is at its core related to this question about the enforcement of the law because you know there's about one hundred twenty thousand or so police and the justice department the vast majority of them are devoted to the enforcement of the criminal laws and the way in which they go about enforcing the criminal laws is a matter of incredible importance to the legitimacy of the government it is a vital importance that the public has confidence in the way the department of justice carries out that responsibility and.

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"justice department" Discussed on Pod Save America

Pod Save America

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"justice department" Discussed on Pod Save America

"Literally walk up and down the halls of congress and teach other members of congress republican and democrat what it meant to get the dream act pass and what it would mean not just to her but to the literally thousands and thousands of young people just like her all across the country and as you know the senate passed a bipartisan piece of legislation in august of thirteen and then speaker of the house john bainer did nothing didn't even as laos to have a hearing and i is we know immigration reform died and i'll tell you this guy's nothing has changed our current speaker of the house is unwilling to bring any bill to the floor to settle the status of our dreamers and i've been a cosponsor of the dream accents might i you know year in congress and we actually have a new bill that we introduced recently called the usa act it's a bipartisan bill that both does smart investment and border security so drones and cameras and boots on the ground not the wall because that doesn't work but it does the smart border security that stops the guys who are running the drugs and running the guns across the border and creates a longterm path to citizenship for dreamers and protects them and we've got the votes if that bill were put on the floor of the house today it would pass we have the votes to pass it what we don't have is support from speaker ryan to put the bill on the floor he won't do it and it you know it's just so frustrating because they're using this as a political game and they're not working in the best interest of arizona and frankly these guys should just get out of the way and let us let us get this done so it seems like you're someone who's you know a lot of your political life you've had very progressive us but you're also trying to respect the views of your constituents that may be more moderate and you're trying to get things done in congress with people who may be more moderate as well how do you sort of balance pragmatism trying to get things done by partisanship with trying to persuade both your constituents and.

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"justice department" Discussed on Pod Save America

Pod Save America

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"justice department" Discussed on Pod Save America

"Registered voters to make sure that they all felt that even if we didn't agree on all political opinions i want them all to feel that i am their representative and they can trust me and i share their values and i believe that if we had more people who came to congress and came to the senate with that perspective we'd get a whole lot more done and we'd probably see a lot more not just comedy but productivity out of washington instead of the you know ridiculous chaos and dysfunction we see today carson i wanted to ask you about daca i know this addition you've worked on alarm time what would you say to aid you have any status updates on efforts to solve the problem decisively but what's your message to dreamers in arizona who are despite recent court rulings living in fear of deportation well number one zona dreamers are incredible they've graduated from our schools they are contributing to our connie they've enlisted in our military these young men and women are citizens and everything f for paperwork and they deserve to become citizens of the only country they've ever known and to which they've contributed so much and it's so frustrating that right now they're being used as political pawns in this political climate and it's just it's so upsetting i i don't know if you guys know but i i actually when i first got elected to congress january of two thousand thirteen a when i was kind of setting up my office one of the first people i hired was a young woman named erica on the ola and erica is a co founder of the national dream coalition and has dedicated her life to passing the dream act and i was one of the first members of congress to hire dreamer it was right after dhaka had gone into effect she just got her dhaka card and i said erica come work for me because we're going to get immigration reform done this year that was twenty thirteen i know i was like it was cute and so she came to work in my office and i even asked her to move to washington for several months and her job on my team was to.

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"justice department" Discussed on Pod Save America

Pod Save America

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"justice department" Discussed on Pod Save America

"Opportunity to get that shot at the american dream just like i had gotten and what i found over the years as i was working as a social worker in the phoenix community was that the legislative system just wasn't designed to help folks right so it was it was kind of confusing and it was over there and people didn't really engage and and so things would happen to people instead of them being involved in it so i started getting involved in politics and you know engaging in activism i went down to the legislature to try and talk to them about cuts to education that they were making in in the late nineties and early two thousands and that really what i learned there was that i needed to go do this job and for me that's really about paying back my debt to my country and making sure that i'm giving back to the country that's given so much to me and ensuring that i'm paying it forward that make sure that other kids and kids and their kids have that same opportunity in that same shot the american dream that i did so when i served in the state legislature i represented a liberal district in central phoenix and when i ran for congress as you guys know i ran for a district that had been newly created in two thousand eleven and this district had a slightly republican advantage so it was almost evenly divided between democrats independence and republicans but slightly more republicans than than the other groups and so i thought you know i want to go do a really good job in serving in congress and being a representative of the people and so i spent a lot of time learning and listening to the constituents of the ninth congressional district and when i was elected i pledged that i would do my best to represent their values and to make sure that i was an honest broker for what they cared about and i think i've done that well in the last six years in arizona and have worked hard to reach out not just a members of my own party but members of the the other political party republicans but also to arizona independence who actually make up the largest group of.

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"justice department" Discussed on Pod Save America

Pod Save America

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"justice department" Discussed on Pod Save America

"Own lives and making sure their kids get to school they want their kids to go to college particularly they didn't get to those are the kinds of things that they're worried about every day what do you think we should do to fix or improve upon the affordable care act a lot of democrats in the senate have endorsed bernie sanders medicare for all plan a number of other senators have come out for some sort of medicare by an option or public option what are some of your policy ideas for shoring up the affordable care act and improving it was you guys probably know i'm very very practical person so what i'm interested in is like what's the problem that i can solve right now and who can i work with to get this done and so one thing i'm pretty proud of is the work i've been able to do in the last six years serving in even really chaotic and dysfunctional us congress of actually changing some of the provisions of the law to make it work better for areas zones so one thing we fixed was the the group definition of how many employees accompany has to have before they had to change their insurance plan and we changed that from fifty to a hundred that's a big deal in arizona because ninety four percent of our businesses or small businesses just mom and pop shops doing their best to try and take care of their business and their employees so we've been working on provision to try and make it easier for small businesses to take care of their employees and provide them with good coverage you know we got a delay to the health insurance tax and that was a big deal because the health insurance tax gets passed directly onto employee's and it was going to be over four hundred dollars a year per family in these small businesses that folks would have to pay just to keep their existing coverage so there are lots of smaller things that need to be addressed and tweaked within the law to make it work there's some parts that are really wonderful that we've got to protect and that in arizona would be like medicaid expansion in arizona we call the program access and it.

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"justice department" Discussed on Pod Save America

Pod Save America

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"justice department" Discussed on Pod Save America

"It went very big for trump connor lamb was by all accounts superb candidate rexecode was by all accounts terrible candidate so you can attribute it to individual factors specific to that race none of those factors were present here guys arizona is a state that trump did well in this was a district where republicans greatly outnumber democrats this is a district eighty thousand more publicans the democrats this was district that had early vote which gave republicans who when you have an enthusiasm problem early vote gives you a lot more time to turn your voters out so are they failed to people for vote to yep and you didn't require an excuse like in pennsylvania i believe in some of these other states and indepth lesko by all accounts was a very good candidate and or certainly a generic republican candidate didn't and despite all of those things it performed very well for democrats relative to pass performance and so that is a sign that if i were to give a lesson that's the lesson is run hard everywhere because if the environment is like this democrats have chance to win races we never thought we could race because this is not a democratic i think there's one hundred and forty seven districts i think that are more democratic than this one yeah yeah so i mean also i think it's the racist they ran to debbie less goes race was i mean you talked about make america great again she also talked about immigrants pouring over the border and nancy pelosi this is like the new playbook now for republicans not really new but and dr tipton.

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"justice department" Discussed on Pod Save America

Pod Save America

02:20 min | 2 years ago

"justice department" Discussed on Pod Save America

"Yeah and i think like technocratic changes to the tax code and tax incentives and tax credits the usual laundry list of sort of incremental policies get cuts at this time i don't think it cuts it politically and i also don't think it is commensurate with the magnitude of the challenge that we're facing in the economy especially for low income and middle income people let's talk about the arizona special election on tuesday before we get a cureton cinema on the phone republicans want a special election in arizona on tuesday and yet it might have been the best result yet for democrats democrat candidate harare to burn any loss to republican debbie lesko by five points in a district that trump won by more than twenty points in two thousand sixteen the cook political reports dave wasserman tweeted on tuesday night that there are one hundred and forty seven republican held house seats that are in districts less solidly republican than the arizona eighth dan what's your take on the special what lessons can we learn from the results well i like winning more than losing szekler about that much prefer the dr bernard seem like a great candidate who would have been a real interesting voice to have in congress it's certainly better than debbie lesko who pledged to quote make america great again but if you were looking at this not in the context of this individual action but what it says about the electoral environment it is all positive for democrats because there have been in each of the previous specials that people have pointed to were democrats won there have been these sort of extenuating circumstances that allow republicans to explain away why they lost so you take virginia virginia is a state that hillary won by more than brock obama so it was a state that that is antitrump resist trump is trump didn't win and the primary they voted for marco rubio i believe there's no accounting for taste and that fact you look at alabama obviously roy moore very has had a unique set of challenges that are not replicable and other races you look at pennsylvania eighteen which even though trump did very well in it had a long history of voting democratic election has more democrats and republicans even though with.

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"justice department" Discussed on Pod Save America

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01:52 min | 2 years ago

"justice department" Discussed on Pod Save America

"Alone and they charge them huge amounts of interest and they get them trapped in the cycle of debt it's awful in the consumer financial protection bureau was created it existed to protect people from payday lenders and it's been doing a fucking great job of doing that now mick mulvaney who took all this money from payday lenders and had all these meetings with them and then bragged about it puts himself in charge of this agency that he's now trying to shut down so that it stops protecting people from payday lenders so it stops protecting consumers from credit card companies to take advantage of them or who banks who charged them overdraft fees or whatever it may be it's outrageous the good news yesterday by the way was kirstin gillibrand is just crushing it with the policy proposals lately proposed the postal banking act which gives everyone access to basic banking services like checking and savings accounts atm machines and low interest loans right at their post office and this could actually end the predatory practices of the payday loan industry is a really great idea you've post offices in every single community in america and a lot of times people end up at payday lenders because they don't know where to go in there not near a bank with an atm or anything else and this would mean that people could go to their local post office and do their banking there which is really a great idea another cool thing about this is apparently jill lieber and heard about this idea from mersa baronne on pod save the people this woman is an expert in banking she's a professor and she started talking about a positive the people with d'auray in the crew and jill brand was listening and now she's proposed this thing and you know democrats takeover become la so there's good news dan it's not just all bad i mean it could news in the in your efforts to make crooked media the fox news of laughed is perfect you're setting the agenda you're making policy it's super could you imagine that.

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02:16 min | 2 years ago

"justice department" Discussed on Pod Save America

"You can get classes led by elite new york city instructors in your own living room livestream studio classes top by the world's best instructors or find your favorite class on demand hey what am i put grape jelly on this toast and make it desert to you know you can ride with thousands of other writers at the same time in the real time leaderboard keeps him over to do your best doesn't itami you've been here the whole time toured a fun toward a fund shut up tommy discover this cutting edge indoor cycling friend group we got here john always a pleasure anyway peleton brings the studio experience to your home it's offering listeners a limited time offer you go to one peleton dot com you enter the code pod save america checkout and you're gonna get one hundred dollars off excessive with your peleton by purchase you know you need the accessories yeah what do you do with that the accessories it's like having a steak for breakfast without the parsley or the potatoes and the toast and the diet pepsi that's what he had oh just a now norms yeah delicious so gross so good mary fast too it was very rate of consumption was i ate a gray steak very fast and now he's going to go get a great workout at home anytime he wants go to one pelivan dot com use the code pods of america get yourself started we should talk about dr ronnie jackson who formally withdrew his name for consideration to lead the department of veterans affairs this morning this comes after senate democrats on the veterans affairs committee released list of allegations against jackson that included drinking on the job over prescribing medication in overseeing a hostile work environment so look a lot of people have tweeted us about this as question because way back in january when dr jackson gave that report on donald trump's health because he's donald trump's personal physician number of us in the obama world said we know dr ronnie he had been our doctor and you know thought he was a great guy and a good doctor later when he was first nominated for the va i think pretty universally in obama world we said still like him still think he was a good doctor none of us think he was qualified to lead the.

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"justice department" Discussed on Pod Save America

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01:33 min | 2 years ago

"justice department" Discussed on Pod Save America

"I now understand what media companies and and reporters and editors go through when they try to make decisions about what talk about because we sort of all had this debate here yesterday when we were writing up the newsletter and we're like do we put it at the top do we put it somewhere down in the middle like everyone's talking about it but then if we're talking about it we're contributing to everyone talking about it as you and i are doing right now so it's really hard to figure out how to cover these things and how to talk about it because they do get so much attention and i would say that even as most journalists and most political observers or wrestling with that question on the right like this blanketed fox news all day yesterday after it happened but it's interesting like all the maga trolls on fox and twitter were ecstatic that a black celebrity liked donald trump purely because they thought it would upset liberals this was the whole this is all they cared about they don't care issues and policies it's like just own the libs so you can get more followers you can book more fox hits you can get your own fox shows that you can run for president he can own the libs more this is like their whole this is their reason for being on the right and i do think that if we as a culture where very vulnerable to celebrities taking it over but you realize like this republican party trump's republican party they don't have it it's not even like paul ryan in his obsession with tax cuts like he's got something that wakes him up in the morning with policy related we all hate it but he's got it trump's republican party the one you see on fox news.

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01:50 min | 2 years ago

"justice department" Discussed on Pod Save America

"Pops into his head many people appear more angry on twitter than they are in real life yeah donald trump's equally angry on yeah you're not an angry person for those of you who have who fee for those of you have not met john outside the twitter verse he's one of the least anger people i know but yeah yeah no you're not a yeller you are in all caps twitter user periodically but trump is a that is truly authentically trump and that's actually pretty scary like it's not yeah performance art on twitter to rile up the base or send a message to someone or send a signal to his massive propaganda and our it is just what he is actually thinking at the moment and the things he is thinking would be scary if it was your uncle posting them on facebook let alone the president states posting them on twitter there's no method to the madness noone should ever think there is there's no attempt to distract with no attempt to do anything it's just you know stream of consciousness all day long do not want to spend too much time on this at all because it is so deeply annoying but let's talk about konya after a long twitter hiatus connie spent wednesday declaring his love for donald trump while noting that he doesn't necessarily agree with him on everything he he posted a photo of him wearing a sign maga hat he said that nothing changed in chicago for the eight years that obama was president kim kardashian jumped into defendant explain her husband chance the rapper inexplicably jumped into say the black people don't have to be democrats of course we love chance here donald trump replied very cool to konya don jr nevada got an on the action fucking auntie scare mucci who we learned from this whole thing texts with kanye tweeted we are all one race gonyea the human race.

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01:44 min | 2 years ago

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"So so donald trump at the beginning there was referring to james komi he you know threatened to obstruct justice on national television which is not something that you do every day during that rant he also admitted that michael cohen did represent him in the stormy daniels case he threatened jon tester for raising questions about ronnie jackson's qualifications he bragged about his electoral vote he yelled about the media and he hinted that he may not have gotten his wife a birthday gift dan your thoughts i would cite this as a historic moment in the history of fox news is this the first piece of public service journalism fox's ever done now they accidentally did it by just allowing are unstable president to call in and talk nonstop for what felt like a decade half hour for the world to see how donald trump thinks i would know that before you fill out a form for a retroactive pulitzer for steve doocy they did try to encourage donald trump to obstruct justice is like why aren't you obstructing justice mr trump the is this is for you but it does department you you can obstruct this justice sir it mean it is it's why it is wild this man as our president it is wild there is a news network like this that exist in the world that the president would call into i mean it is amazing i mean it is really bad thing and this will be the thread that ties connie and trump together is these are two men who put their insights thoughts on the outside.

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