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05:02 min | 10 months ago

"kay johnson" Discussed on KGO 810

"Because his Rise to power was fueled a lot by white men and suburban white women. But that notion that white men would turn on Donald Trump. It seems as Brett says, sort of like, you know. Cognitive dissonance, right? I mean, there's a I'm looking at pictures of the Capitol building being overrun by mostly white dudes and a couple of and white women her along for the ride, But you know that that machismo white guy taking over government Wearing a trump, You know, let's make America great again. Hat. I mean, that's that's just really an image because the reality is the bulk of voters who are white men didn't turn out for him. And they felt let down by this president. Now, I would say this and this is a cautionary, I think message to the Democrats. Don't let down those people the way they were let down by Trump. That's why, as you know, I think that the relief checks are important. I think the relief packages important. Don't screw it up. Because the disaffected white voter is a real thing. I didn't feel the Democrats. I feel neither party really caters to them. Both parties promise right. Both parties came to be the party of the working class. But I mean, the Republicans are, you know they're more than a day's drive from that. And the Democrats. I think they've faded as well. They have to step it up. Well, well, I'm hoping that this autopsy on the failed campaign of President Trump will kind of weight the GOP up and find another offering. How many? How many offers can they have? Two separate Donald Trump from the GOP and bring it back to its original form. Instead, you have Kevin McCarthy, the minority leader, visiting him down in Florida. Very public alignment. Of, uh, of he was support for President Trump. Well, it's bread is so right. I mean, the power and aura of Donald Trump still seems to be powerful enough. Pull Kevin McCarthy into his orbit to have people reticent about trying to criticize the, uh, green and Marjorie What? What's your name? Marjorie Green? Yeah. I mean, she's crazy. You don't want to step up and criticize her because you're worried about the trump backlash, But the Wall Street Journal. I just end with this. They haven't opinion piece called House Republican reckoning. The face of Representatives, Cheney and Green will suggest the GOP future It's a little bit of what bread is saying. You know, you guys have to choose your course. This idea that you want to depose Liz Cheney from House leadership because she voted to impeach Donald Trump. And then you wanna take this Marjorie Taylor Greene and you want to let her serve on committees. Now you know what's happening. We just we'll. We'll get enough table from ABC in a minute. But now McCarthy is talking about taking her off of committees. That is what you need to do. Otherwise you have so last yourself to them. The crazies that you will go down, you will go down. Now McCarthy's facing this is an amazing political thing in California politics. He's a You know you're the Bay Area. You don't realize there's such an intense red part of California, of course, and McCarthy's getting backlash for having been too tough. That's why he's down with Trump. From his district. He's getting a lot of backlash, and he's getting challenged about his loyalty to trump. That is to say, not enough loyalty to trump just to put a point on it. So I'm saying he's getting pulled in a bunch of different directions, But you will go down. If you lash yourself to this. Marjorie Taylor Greene. She's crazy. She has to call her views. Cookie is to be polite about it. They're hateful, awful, bizarre conspiracy theories. Who was that? David Kay Johnson. Instead of somebody in your office was spewing those Various theories that she has those philosophies and wouldn't shut up about him. They'd be fired. Yes. Yeah, that was a good way to put it. You know, he start talking about how the Jews were controlling. Uh, laser that Z actually triggering California fire, You know, Honestly, you will be in HR R that day, and you will be gone. David Cay Johnston put it this way, says Republicans don't have the decency to expel a member with murderous thoughts, bigotry and anti Semitism in her heart, a weapon in our personal desire to overthrow the government, which she serves. Yeah, exactly. I mean, you've got to do it. We talk to David Cay Johnston about that yesterday. Anyway, this Wall Street journal. I mean, you know, they're right. Leaning publication. And they're saying, Hey, you gotta find God on this Republicans because this is serious. Still to come, will get into California politics in the recall of Gavin Newsom, how serious that is becoming But first that is your chunk of Trump. That's it.

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"kay johnson" Discussed on KGO 810

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03:30 min | 11 months ago

"kay johnson" Discussed on KGO 810

"I'm to Franklin. This is K G O coming up in about 10 minutes. David Kay Johnson. He has opposed Pulitzer Prize winning journalist. On. He writes extensively about politics and particularly trump, and I'm just really curious. I don't know a journalist that knows Trump better than David Johnson here. He's been covering him since Theeighties. Hey, knows him on a first name basis, And that's why you always called him. Donald Trump hates to be called Donald or Dani. Anyway, he'll be with us in a little bit. We'll talk Keeping eye on the polls have been closed for half an hour. We're really not gonna know anything, but I'm keeping an eye on the Atlanta Journal Constitution and some of the local media down there is, if anything does command that is a real big indicator. It's going to be just like any, you know, presidential election you're gonna look from, you know District to district when the votes were counted as they come in, and Atlanta was, it took him a while Members of count the votes afterwards the mail in ballots and but the early mail in ballots were much greater. Then the early mail in ballots for the presidential election. Which, if that's any indication, that could be really good for Nick and And I also ass off. Can you pick to harder names to say By the way, Aasif and warning Anyway, be interesting people. Really? I really like Aasif. I mean, if I don't know if you've heard him speak But he is he. Did you see the interview with Steve Doocy son who I named Mike. And and he was. He was like, Come on, man. You're a real reporter. What do you asking these questions? It was great. It was really And somebody called because no, no, I want to finish talking to this guy. It was alive. They went to him alive, and he knew it was live. And you know, any politician hates something that they're not prepared for. That is live unless you're really, really confident and what you have to say. Menlo Park. Charles What's going on, man? Hey, chip again. Good to talk to you. There's an old then saying I would like to mention in terms of Ron Owens. You know Ron Owens, the great rhino and now must go ahead. We're staying is When you walk walk when you sit, sit above all, Don't wobble. And and over the years. Owens yesterday was the crowning achievement to me for him to say that he wanted the Republicans to win the Senate and have and have Mitch McConnell for two more years. I mean, almost like when My brain's almost blew up. Okay like I I cannot. Democrats have to be just strong right now. Maybe we should hold trump accountable. We shouldn't be waffling into this stuff. Because these guys they're bad news, man. These air bad embrace. I agree with you. I disagreed with Ronald. That I I do believe under normal conditions that it's nice to have, but there's nothing normal. There's nothing The way it should be any more. So I think we do have some fixing to do. But I've said this and I really mean it. And thanks for the call that one of the first things Biden needs to do is to reach out to the Republican Party and sit down and say, Look, we have to fix this s show now. We got to get this done even expect, especially. I have really think we should get the Republicans on board to expand the Supreme Court. And some of the nominees would be, you know,.

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"kay johnson" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

01:36 min | 1 year ago

"kay johnson" Discussed on KGO 810

"To treat without knowing they're testing status. We're gonna burn through PPE, and we might have a lot more people get sick and Pete. We also don't know if you're tested. You could still be shedding you just it's or the next day. I mean, it does because of the timeliness of it, because we don't have a test that tells you accurately. That's the problem. All right. What is trump gonna do on January 21st? And moving forward. Well, this guy knows him better than anybody. David Kay Johnson's next right here on KGO from ABC News. I'm Daria Aldinger. President Trump wants to join a Texas lawsuit that's asking the Supreme Court to overturn the presidential election or than a month. Now the president has claimed of Joe Biden. Swing states win It was about fraud. This election was rigged. Now the president's lawyers telling the Supreme Court Mr Trump doesn't have to prove fraud. Just that those swing states Joe Biden, one strayed from how lawmakers there said they would choose electors. Those states have already certified Mr Biden's win. Andy Field, ABC News Washington Hunter. Biden has confirmed that U. S attorneys in Delaware looking into his taxes. The president elect son also says he's confident the investigation will show That he handled his affairs legally and appropriately, their arm or signs. The post Thanksgiving covert 19 search has come to fruition. The U. S is averaging over 200,000 cases a day more than 30,000, California alone. ABC is Kaylee Hartung says. Hospitals are nearing the breaking doctor Sarkies Arabian has been working 11 days straight. I'm not going.

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"kay johnson" Discussed on KGO 810

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06:56 min | 1 year ago

"kay johnson" Discussed on KGO 810

"President Joe Biden get used to saying it if tomorrow we're going to hear from Nevada. And if it's as I expect this will be 270 electoral votes for You know again, somebody that the Poles may have been off a bit, but in the end, it's exactly what he was and the Democrats were trying to do. They were trying to get that You know the Great Lakes solid. Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. I think they're going to win Pennsylvania, but they're not going to need it if they win Nevada tomorrow. Joining us right now is pulsar prizewinning journalist from D C report dot or David Kay Johnson Boy. There's a lot happening, David, but Thiss as of about 11 o'clock last night, this was a pretty pretty much a stop and 1 80 turnaround from what a lot of us were looking at. Yes, And there was not a blowout. I had said on your show in the past that I thought would be a 16 million vote margin. There wasn't the Republicans remain in control of the Senate, and that says a lot of not nice things about our country. But what it says for our future is Rich. McConnell will be in a position to say no more Corona virus relief for ordinary Americans get a job or suffer. He will be in a position to block any significant efforts by the next administration to do anything, and he could just simply refused to confirm any of the More than 1000 appointees of the next administration, requiring Senate approval like members of the Cabinet. But there's another election in 2022. There are two that, Yeah, there are prices to pay for these kind of things. I'm not so sure that we're going to see that McConnell with this, Biden not it's. It's not. This is not Obama, whom he had no relationship with really biting him where they were fellow senators and we'll see But good mate, maybe trip. But here's the thing to keep in mind. What price did Republicans pay other than the White House for what's gone on with the last four years of abject submission to Donald Trump? Um they're still in control of the Senate. They didn't pay a price for it. I think that's the message that Mitch McConnell's likely take. He's not going to go overboard and create unnecessary problems. But he's going to stymie any efforts at doing significant things to improve the country by Joe Biden. Because he doesn't want four years from now, the public to think that Biden did me good. Yeah, but on the other hand, David Only the fourth time in history on incumbent has been unseated and incumbent who you know again, and maybe he didn't he had Again 90% some like that approval within the Republican Party, and and he didn't get re elected And you know, it was all said that it might be 305 electoral votes may not be just 2 70 or 2 84 to 90. The more I look at this. I don't really Yeah, It wasn't a blowout, we predicted, Although the Biden will get the most votes in the history of any presidential race, and and you know, and Trump will get two million more than he got last time. I don't know. I look at this and I think to myself the real issue is the United States Post Office and the executive branch. Has a lot that they can do. First, we can fix the broken fix justice. We can do all these things that were Ah problem before and and there's a lot. There's going to be senators in there. I think Republican senators that breathe a sigh of relief and and I know what Susan Collins plans are for the rest of her life. But I do know that you know, there's also an outside chance in that Georgia run off that they could get two more seats. Right, So there's another. There is an outside chance but maiming at one of those seats. I don't think they're going to get two of them. But the I just find it astonishing that the moral jellyfish, which is what Republicans on Capitol Hill become their spineless, They're blind, and they allowed themselves to just be classed about in the chaos of trumpism. They they were put back in office by voters, and that's just astonishing and one of the things I've been thinking about the managing editor of DC reporter lives in San Francisco is one thing he rather to What degree? Does this tell us that the civil rights movement has a long way to go on that perhaps the civil War? As I've contended, from time to time really isn't over. It just went into a cold basis because camp actually got two million more votes. As you said them the last time around. My goodness we have over 300,000 excess deaths this year, almost all of them certainly due to Corona virus. All of the official count slower 230 some 1000. We've had ah, whole host of problems with Donald Trump. And yet he managed to get two million more about that. That certainly says there are a lot of angry people who don't care about the decent government, competence, integrity. They're just angry, and they think they continue to think that this guy is, you know, they're great savior. Well, look, if I want to see what the future of this country looks like, I don't look in the mirror because it ain't gonna look like me and that's that, And that's something I think you know. 87% of African American women and 80% of African American Man voted for Biden. Granted that whatever Latino voters supposed to look like, because that's a that's a wide demographic, right. I think you're going to start to see the Democrats realize they've got to go backto work. They gotta sharpen their tools and go into these states and find ways to communicate with these people. And to say these people being The ones that voted for Republicans against their own interests. You know, we have to. We have to reach out to them first. Well, the Republicans Democrats have to stop being Republican light. And I mean that in the derisive sense of that terrible beer, T lie and they've got to say, you know, we stand for the following principles and then go after them. So you know, we should really look, we're going to find out with absolute certainty. What is inevitable, Joe Biden will be the next president of United States. We're going to discover whether Donald Trump can bring himself to come to the inauguration and behave like a grown up. Doubtful, and we're going to have once again a person with respect for the Constitution for the principles of our country. In the White House. That's really good. Our national nightmare will be over soon, and I just I'm doubtful that we'll see significant progress with Republican stone control of the Senate..

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"kay johnson" Discussed on KGO 810

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06:46 min | 1 year ago

"kay johnson" Discussed on KGO 810

"Join the conversation at 80 88 now Franklin kgo. So when I was a kid, I got to turn down the Russell building and I was just it was in high school. And I had some family that had some France on Capitol Hill. So I got to go down there and also what I was really little. I got to go to the Pentagon and I worked there for a while. I got a story about that. I haven't told in years, but I won't tell it now, but remind me Karen and Samantha to tell the Pentagon story later because people go, dude, there's something wrong with you. And there is, but these buildings are these old federal buildings are not exactly models of air circulation and making people go backto work in them in a pandemic. Would be just short, especially since what we've seen Trump do and what's going on Right now in the White House. It's just It's just a short of a crime to put people in that situation. That's exactly what the EPA is doing right now. Joining me right now is David Kay Johnson. He is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and and the chief of D C report dot or GE. Oh, and this is this is a story that is II sits straight up, killing people. I mean, if you're frightened, I mean, can you think of another way to say it? No. This is absolutely outrageous. And the reason we have it and none of the big newspapers or new services have it is we have a labor writer. We actually have two of them and Nobody else does anymore. You know, The New York Times last Labour writer took Abi up about 10 years ago. But we think workplace and what's happening, The labours are important. And what's happened here is that one federal agency just one The Environmental Protection Agency, which is run by a coal lobbyist, has ordered All by the way. Stop right there. David Separate. The irony of that is so rich. You can't make this stuff up. There's no question Andrew Wheeler. This coal obvious who's running. The EPA has ordered all the EPA workers who are telecommuting to come back into the office and the union that represents the workers. The American Federation of Government employees, its top counsel, had a no confidence vote. On Andrew Wheeler 93%. Voted no confidence in the man. Now by law, they cannot strike. This is the strongest action that they're legally allowed to take by Congress. But 93% no confidence and nothing is being done. By the way When you come backto work to mitigate the risk, you know greater filtration of the air, greater circulation of the air. Facemasks, cleaning surfaces, whole Bunches of mitigating things you Khun do and he's not doing them so You know, they're not just spreading fossil fuel toxic waste with this guy around there. They want to spread death and you know, And here's the thing is that Regeneron, which is being touted now by the president, You know it has the pdf Regeneron put out admitted that they use embryonic stem cells a human embryonic stem cells. Granted in vitro, not from abortion. But nonetheless there doing that on DH only only about of the 100,000 people that they could have doses that they have this on ly about 10 people. Are getting it and the president is one of them needs touting something that that he only he has access to. And time will tell whether or not it really does help them. It's kind of like a and a plasma. Sort of Ah based thing that that helps your blood and it helps your blood. Stay strong in your white cells. Be able T O fight. This discovered 19 but again, the look of the rest of the government. He's asking them to die for him. Right, Well, Regeneron, which is a very innovative company that probably has a great future ahead of it is going to rue the day that Donald Trump gets Amy County Barrett onto the Supreme Court because she's pretty much an absolutist about Matters like abortion and birth of conceptions. So if you have an idea, um embryo the to harvest and don't allow to come to birth, which is the normal practice because typically get multiple infants in a pregnancy. Um, great case comes along. Sorry, folks, no more. That kind of research. And of course, this is research that has incredible potential for everything from paralysis. Tio tio LSD. You go down the list. Absolutely. So I guess the real question here is when Republicans will realize that the that the Trump White House cares. Little for anyone. I said that I said this earlier, too. Ah, Margaret Hart from the ABC News about you know if I were Biden and then I said, What is it gonna take for you to stand up in and debate are Canada. I said Fine. Bring in Bill Bar and Mitch McConnell. I haven't drink from the same glass of water. And then I'll come on stage and debate this day. I give me a little theater and prove it. But these people, aren't you. I haven't heard anything from Mitch McConnell in three weeks of you. Hey, I had a couple of brief pressures, but they've been very minimal and you go back to your point about the telling back to work in the White House and Trump. You know, he staged this event yesterday. That was ter, perfectly worthy of the propaganda films of El Douche and Hitler and Putin and Kim, But, um And what he's doing here is remember, he said. He could shoot somebody on Fifth Avenue and not lose a vote, one set of shooting lead bullets and killing people. Every time he speaks, he spearing death out of his mouth to people who are in the White House. No regard for the roughly 90 or 100 servants who served the family on the East Wing and with the residences for the secretaries in the office workers, many of whom had been working at home and His own press secretary, who has an 11 month old baby at home gets Kobe because to show her fealty to the president. She doesn't wear a mask right now. Ask yourself if Kayleigh Mcenany was not a privileged white woman working for the president states or for the taxpayers, but on his behalf if she were a poor, black or brown woman..

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"kay johnson" Discussed on KGO 810

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04:44 min | 1 year ago

"kay johnson" Discussed on KGO 810

"We're going to take it on a case by case basis. And Joe Biden is well, okay, so it's interesting because they kill meets face was like, Well, that's news to me. Can he win? Can he pull this off without the support of Fox? No, I don't think so. But Donald really is trying to broaden his base with limited exceptions, But he seems to think that he can persuade Latinos who are about 17% of the US population. Latinos, Hispanics that Biden is a socialist and as you mentioned With this tweet today, suggesting he's a pedophile. It's not his real problem is that he hasn't tried to expand his base. No, But my point is, is that Pete? If he really tries to pull some shit cannery off, you know, around election time, Doesn't he need of Fox? Hannity and Tucker Cross to come out and say yes, he did get screwed. They're trying to screw us and because without them It's just him talking. Oh, no, That's yes, you're already seen. I watched Tucker and warring room and Hannity and you're already seen them setting up that all of this is rigged against him Notice, Roger Stone said. I'm crazy. Alex Sheldon. Donald should just declare martial law. Um, this is going to get much worse before it gets better. I've always said that Trump's presidency no matter how long it lasts more end badly. And it will be amazing if we get out of this without any bloodshed. I'm I think I've said to you before Chip. I think that on Election Day in some precincts, you're going to see armed militia standing just outside the no Politicking zone, which isn't very big. It's usually a couple 100 ft from a polling place. And we've already seen threat to that. We saw Caputo saying people should be buying ammunition and claiming the left wing hit squads were after him and then going into a thing about the shadows of his bedroom. That suggests, you know he's deeply mentally ill. But Fox is essential to trump all the way along. And then Donald criticizes Fox. It's because he wants to assert that its not trump TV as Lawrence of normal calls it But is Chris is one of the two of them but is instead really not under his thumb. Um and and handed me Lauren Graham and Tucker Carlson are absolutely critical and assuming that Trump does not get the Electoral College victory Even if it were to be hey, lost in the only got Dougan electoral college votes. They will continue to maintain that this was all rigged. And the problems Trump has brought forward. They're going to continue. Chip Donald is not the disease. He is the symptom of a tumor tumor. Yeah, A lot of people don't want democracy. They don't want the obligations of citizenship. They want to be able to put the civil rights movement in the bag. And this is going to be a continuing problem and we should really be worried about what happens when we get someone who is Has this charismatic is Donald. But it is a competent manager is deeply philosophical is mentally healthy and is a hard worker. That person could be very dangerous to us. And could be the end of our liberties and wow, That's why we pay close attention to this, um, going forward in our democracy is in people been saying, and I'm among them for 40 or 50 years. Our democracy isn't just people are voting there, not paying a lot of attention. Citizenship is work. And if you're not going to do the work citizenship, or you're gonna outsource it to the people who make money off the government, you're going to get things like the pieces. I will not be C report about how the incomes of Americans down below have been shrinking under Trump. And the incomes of the top 1% of growing the 1% in just two years, captured half of the total increase of income in this country and almost all the rest of it. People in the top 10%. And that, of course, will be the great irony of these four years. Is that the people that support him the most for the ones? He screwed The greatest assist? Unbelievable. David Kay Johnson again. Great stuff, man. You know, I always appreciate you coming on. Check out d c report dot org's You want a really valuable insight into what's happening. That's the place to go. Be. Well, David, take yourself okay. Please, Chip on, but he carefully out there. You got it, buddy. Ah, great guy. Smart man. Good stuff. All right, coming up. It's interesting up. Pennsylvania may make this mandatory o or you could be arrested..

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"kay johnson" Discussed on KGO 810

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08:12 min | 1 year ago

"kay johnson" Discussed on KGO 810

"Guy just said Franklin Money on Friday from 3 to 6. Follow me on Twitter at Chip Franklin. Ah, a lot of great tweets here a lot of stuff that we can't get to in the show. This is amazing here, you know, a pro Trump group apparently is paying teenagers to post online. One tweet proclaimed Corona virus numbers were intentionally inflated, adding, it's hard to know what to believe. Another warned. Don't trust if Ouchy Facebook comment argued that mail in ballots we defraud for this election. The messages have been dominating in recent months, from the accounts of young people in Arizona, seemingly expressing their own views. However, they were being paid. None of this stuff such surprise anybody. The group is called turning Point Action, an affiliate of turning Point USA, a prominent conservative youth organization based in Phoenix. You know, I mean, you see these stories, time and time again. Nobody knows this guy like my next guest, who is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, and his sight is DC report dot or GE A must read every day as David Kay Johnson, the president has become increasingly unbalanced yet for some reason. The people around him are rallying. It seems like instead of the that if the defection of what you expect from normal human beings and American citizens They're not David, and it's like it's almost like it's Ah, it's almost like a crow. No virus of insanity. Well, it shows how much our democratic institutions rely on good faith. And there always have been, and there always will be many people who are not of good faith and what you just mentioned turning point Yusa through one of its arms, paying teenagers to post things or young people to post things that are not what they believe. Consistent with how Donald Trump began his campaign when he came down the escalator at Trump Tower in 2015. He got wild applause, and it turned out it was from actors who will pay 50 bucks if they showed up in applauded on cue. Wow. I understand everything about about Donald his claim. You know he was worth $10 billion when he became president. He filed his financial statement that was attempt of that amount of money. Even that, I think is wildly inflated. And Donald always told us he was under audit. But he wouldn't even give us the audit letter. Which just says you're under audit doesn't tell you and details. Everything about Donald is and always has been a fraud and 32 years I've covered him in the consistent years on the other side. The world's most successful con them. There's just nobody in his league, he conned his way into the White House. He tweeted today that Biden is a pedophile. I mean, he tweeted hashtag paedo with a picture of Biden and you know, I really don't think that there's any road that he won't go down in orderto avoid losing and then facing New York state's Possible indictments for tax fraud, racketeering. Who knows Well. In fact, ABC Tonight is airing this program from Philadelphia, where they had uncommitted voters Ask Trump questions, old fart. And Trump was asked by a young woman about why did you downplay the Corona virus? And he says, I never downplay. I never said I downplayed it. My God, Apparently people didn't listen to the body. Bob Woodward tape. I mean, Donald is important to understand that Donald and he is not unique about this, but there are very few people do this. Donald creates his own reality. If he says something that makes it so and if it's a complete contradiction of what he said a minute ago, while your memory is faulty, that's fake news. And you know, you would think that people would grasp that Wellman. Tens of millions of Americans do people lot of people get but there are a lot of people who No set of facts. Will interfere with their belief that he is their savior. He is their champion. Ah, that he's their guy D. C report when Michael comes book came out One of things I wrote about what Donald has the embrace of all of these Christians, particularly evangelicals, even though he spent 16 pages in one of his books Think Big Calling Christian schools idiots schmucks, declaring that his life's philosophy is revenge, which is completely contrary to Christian teaching and going on pear page after page about how much he gets pleasure from ruining the lives of the people of his violent fantasies, especially against women. And this year at the National Prayer breakfast, he reiterated that he does not believe in the Christian value or giving and loving your fellow man he believes in revenge. So there are a lot of people to whom reason and rational argument, which were the principles on which the founders of this country and the framers of our Constitution operated. They just don't believe in. Well, you know, I'm trying to pace myself because we are, you know, six weeks away on because the seven weeks from today seven weeks from today. Yeah, thanks. And you know, I I look, I look at these look at these people like Susan Collins and other Republicans, but that's a good significant person. I mean, She obviously is not. She doesn't She knows that He's insane that there's something really wrong with him and what he's doing to our country. Is it simply that they're holding on to power is that it is my missing. Is it or is that just basically it? The McConnell I, You know, I think Fundamentally, that's right. And let's remember that the first president templates here George Washington, one of the piece of land He could have used his powers president to get it. Instead, he bid on it like everybody else. He happened to present the winning bid because with the highest bid, and he voluntarily step down two terms in because he said it wouldn't be good for the country. President to serve more than two terms. Um The Republicans are a minority party, and they have been for a long time. But they have paid very close attention to the scut work of politics. You know who is in charge of elections who gets elected the various minor offices, though the Democrats have not And we see the results of that. Remember Donald Trump only got 46% of the vote. He if you add up, the vote went to Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein. He lost by 11 million votes, He will lose this election. Bye. Probably 20 million popular votes, but he still might get a second time. If if the if they're able to successfully rigged the election and look at the things they've done. Louis. The joy the postmaster general has gotten a lot of attention or what's happened with mail delivery, but Worse. In many ways is they've been sending out false notices about what you have to do to qualify a federal judge, at least in Colorado for the stock to that. Yeah, that's true as brother today, that's amazing. A year and they Ah for years now in particularly Florida and Georgia. Republican election officials have been removing people from the ballot to essentially, they believe will vote for people of Republicans in North Carolina, the drawing of congressional districts and state legislative district. A judge held was done with virtually surgical precision. To ensure that Democrats would not be elected. In Pennsylvania, the way the state was cut up for congressional election two thirds of the voters in pencil in your Democrats, but two thirds of the elected members of Congress are Republican. I don't buy the argument that all Republicans are evil and like that, I do not want to live in a one party society..

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"kay johnson" Discussed on KGO 810

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03:54 min | 1 year ago

"kay johnson" Discussed on KGO 810

"She started on Twitter and said, Worst night of my life. You were at least 12 times in tweets that had been deleted recently. I'm It sounds to me like there's some real personal stuff here. Yeah, Every time san is that it's a very bitter split within the family. She was very concerned, apparently about The political direction on that her uncle was going in, among other things, so You know, she just way don't know some of the things that you're asking because she has not said publicly. Any of this. Yes, there were these tweets, which, by all accounts to be hers for publisher is not Pushed back on the idea about countless hers there deleted, But you're there in San Francisco, so your audience may know that's already but there is a way on Twitter. Apparently he certainly what case when I was him up to find tweets that air deleted. So if you delete your tweet sanfrancisco, they're not really deleted. As far as I can tell from my reporting, unless you delete your account, maybe then they're deleted, but You can still search for them in a certain way, So maybe sorry. Listeners know about that. Um, you know, I don't know. I'm on Twitter all the time. And I thought when you deleted it, I mean, Twitter still hasn't Unless somebody got a screenshot of it. I thought it was gone. There is a list of our tweets trumps deleted, telling you something a little bit of backstory of my reporting. I wasn't sure I figured that there was a way to read them in archived way. For example, she has a website. About a company she created, which has been deleted. In that case, you know, there's a website called archive dot or which has what's called a way back machine. And if you type in a deleted less site that what site called the Web all the time and captures No bless tights and then once been deleted often times you go distiller site and you can see what's been deleted so least our tool that I as a reporter, in addition to interviewing Her colleagues her reading court documents. You know, I have a way you know that I've certainly tried to find things that someone deleted them. Is there a way to still find them. So it's just something I think is I mentioned it to you. Because people may think Hey, I deleted that, and it's not actually deleted. So you know, I want to ask you a question. David Kay Johnson on the show yesterday, and he has a trump biography and You know, it's funny, he said. I don't I don't hate the man. I feel bad for the guy. To be honest with you. I have strong feelings about his enablers. What Trump seems to me to be like a broken record, literally that Justo are scratched record that when you put on the term table just never sounds right, and everybody pretends it sounds great or the person who has the clothing on everybody says Oh, that looks great when it really does. From your reporting. And now you know is this We wait for the publication of this book and and just, you know, just what's what's going on in the world right now. I mean, he's obviously is His ego and his desire to be something that he's not has put the country in harm's way with his control of the pandemic. And the response. Do you? Do you find an inn? It's a personal question. You have to answer it, but You know you wrote this book. And as you go through this to get a sense in some way that we look back on this guy as ah, not so much a associate path, but a tragic sort of figure is that possible? Well, your rescue me mean David Cay Johnston. I don't know. Firstly, it all. He's an independent author who can save his opinion in a way that I was a reporter for The Washington Post. I don't write editorials. I try to do really hard reporting what's going on so You know, you're asking me a question to make a judgment how history will judge him. You know, the country have chance to go to elect him or kick him out of office. You know, a second time. You know, it's for reelection matter..

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"kay johnson" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:44 min | 2 years ago

"kay johnson" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Other people that use government bread, one person and then get that person to inform. On other people, you may have heard of the red scare of the nineteen fifties, the fear stoked by Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy that communists had invested the federal government. But a panic of a different shade. Must not be handling toxic. Material led to a much wider purge of gay employees that long outlasted McCarthy's tenure. Pervert is easy. Prey to the blackmailer, David Kay. Johnson is the author of the definitive history of what's come to be known as the lavender scare. What is the lavender scare describe it as a fear the fear that permeated Cold War political culture, this fear that, that gay people were threat to national security that they had infiltrated the federal government, and that they needed to be systematically, removed from government service, the rooting out of homosexual employees became official policy with an executive order signed by newly elected president Dwight D Eisenhower in nineteen fifty three. This is a guy who understood firsthand real threat when he's a supreme allied commander in World War Two, so you would think he would understand a real threat. I think he probably didn't see this as a real threat, but he saw that one election. Expedient politically was part of their campaign. Let's clean house. Let's get rid of all these people, Josh Howard, formerly of CBS news has produced and directed.

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"kay johnson" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

10:17 min | 2 years ago

"kay johnson" Discussed on KGO 810

"Here. Fat, ass Mawson. It is the K geo band. Yeah. Problem to trucks, so they can never count on him some days. They're here, some days, they're not. Think of it or on chip Franklin, have you heard about Michael Wolff new book? You remember the guy that he had that fire and fury in his new book. He says that Muller had indictments against Trump and then decided not to go forward with him. He doesn't. I don't know. I mean you know, I don't know. Those guys keep close to their chest. But the fact that again. When somebody asked me to go. So tell me, what is the thing about Trump, and I go nine hundred plus former federal prosecutors saw the mother report and said, oh. Justice. Right. That's all it is right there. I just this every day if Trump doesn't wanna be impeached. He's really caught himself in a corner because I think he absolutely thinks to help him. I think people are telling them. Hey, the trial in the Senate Mitchell have you back, but I think the house, they can make that lasts forever. They can literally make the house since they control the Democrats control, they can make the last three months, four months, and just and they, they don't. There's no. Again, they can go into his all his taxes, and they disapproved court will be have to determine whether or not, it's of course, can determine right away, if they start to impeachment and Trump says, I'm not going to let people come in imports have to ruin that immediately that's going to be like, you know, in Bush versus gore, anyway. So this is a story about, despite the majority of Americans getting a tax cut Americans are going to pay ninety billion more under Trump's new tax law. So the idea that this is you you've talked about this the other day with your situation. Listen to this story again. This is from Yahoo finance. Despite the majority American for shaving a tax cut the IRS pulled in an additional ninety three billion from two thousand eighteen tax payers on individual income taxes, more than it did in two thousand seventeen according to data from the IRS, not the left wing media. This is in part, thanks to the Treasury Department's processing one point five percent more individual returns for twenty eighteen than twenty seventeen. So they're getting more more people have to pay taxes than they did in the past now. So even though this is interesting. The IRS there after the, the tax cuts in the jobs act, the IRS encouraged taxpayers to update their withholdings. But few did that. Right. That's you this Nikki story. More than halfway through two thousand eighteen after the law took effect, the a, the government accountability office warned more Americans would money to the IRS under the new law while those receiving refunds would decrease. And this is this is why they didn't run in two thousand eighteen on taxes. Well, because listen, even if they adjusted it, so as quote, unquote, getting more and my paycheck, I would have to adjust my withholdings for them to take more out of my paycheck. So whatever I was quote unquote getting I was going to have to take back. Anyway. Telling me that I'm benefiting from some tax cut. Now when I first heard this, I, I heard this one, the cut was in two thousand seventeen when they were talking about it. Right. And I didn't understand it to be honest with you. I didn't until you brought it up. And then I read another story about what you said, I googled it, and then I saw this story incidentally today that said, we're going to give you. You a tax cut yet at the end of the year you're going to pay it back. And in some cases, more more. Right. So you're not getting a cut, you're actually paying more more people fell under the umbrella being taxed and you can't itemize. Well, I mean, I'm not on a short form but a long form you can. I mean, if you if you're above that threshold, though, they raise the threshold, right. I mean, but a lot of people that don't make a lot of money as what I'm saying. Right. I mean again, if you have a second business, you have to make a certain amount before you can actually, you know, you can make deductions and count, that, as you know, take those deductions that many of you, can if you work for business. I mean. It's just makes so much sense to have a simpler tax deal at funny that I heard David Kay Johnson when he had him on, he's going to write a book about this. And I'm wondering I almost said, galop. You're wasting your time. I mean the IRS is not going to allow it to. I mean, the Democrats and Republicans aren't gonna for a flat tax because, you know, why nobody knows whether or not it's good for congress and the people to pass a law not for you. Well, because yeah the, the big money that's in politics doesn't want. It wouldn't it be two things that this, this is a brilliant idea in the history of brilliant ideas to whoever came up with taken out of your paycheck. Brilliant. If you had to write a check every night for seven hundred or five hundred three hundred whatever it is, you pay in taxes. You would there'd be revolution. But they take it out, and then they give you a portion back at the end of the in your life. Texture to. That's what they sound like can you do that? I now I'm not going to do that anyway. So my point is, is that this is they make something that should be really simple. How much did it cost to run the government protect the country? That's how much does it take run the government, the governments and kickbacks, everybody that got you into the position that you're in and to keep you in that position. And all of those this Republic, the government's job changes a lot. I mean we've talked about undocumented people and stuff. Right. You know, we mentioned the money that we wanna do to acclimate immigrants, but there's also I mean, there's money in them there hills, all these undocumented people as citizens would be kicking in billions. So, again, you get back to when you say to yourself why and there's two rules of thought about that again. I don't wanna get deep into the undocumented thing again. But the first reason is they, they didn't wait in line. All right. That's unreasonable argument is the second part is, is that they're Brown like that caller yesterday. Right. I mean like honesty. You know, he's like he was straight out racist. You know, why people commish all the great things human history? Yeah. Anyway, so this tax Bill again, if you want, I will, I'm not going to tweet this out. But I will tell you go to Yahoo finance or just Google. Let me to Google tax cuts and jobs act today, and you'll see it you'll see the story and the story is painful, because if you're a Trump supporter, you were told you would pay less taxes, you would get more money back. It would be the kind of money that, would you be able to do things and change your life. But, you know, the IRS actually, to ninety three billion more, which is not a ton of money. I mean it isn't it isn't. I mean, are, you know, are when you look in the big picture, what does our deficit twenty three trillion dollars a trillion is a thousand billion so yeah, but our what is our budget about between two and three of two and three trillion ear, so ninety three billion, you know? I mean, it's, it's a one on twenty fifth of that. If I math is right. One third Gago here, Matthew and what a lot of money. It's my point anyway. So as this story goes on. Forty. Americans are being this. I'm reading again, from the article as Americans who are being surprised about their tax bills approximately forty Democrats in the Senate, criticize attrition department from impo manipulating withholding tables to make it appear Americans had received a windfall. My problem is, is why aren't forty-three Democrats and that. And two hundred thirty four thirty five members of congress, I mean this Schumer and others are coming out. But this is the kind of thing, you know, it mentioned this the other night was Amish just an Amish. This is a European Republican again now. Yeah. Impeach the freedom caucus guy. Yeah. He came out and he's, he's actually backing, I think this, this tax thing is one of the things he said the Trump lied about, you know, that wasn't true. And apparently, he is he said this earlier. And that's one of the reasons why he you know, got a big pushback. Here are the best and worst states for US taxpayers. You ready? All right. So the best state in, in the country. The number one was, why can't even find it on this list number two was Delaware. We've talked about that before. And I think it's buried over in there somewhere. I can't even find the number one state California's number twelve when it caught onto tanks tax ranking has best and worst. So, you know, again, I think a big part of that is because the wealthier, you know, that you can take advantage of things when you have more money than you can. When you have less money that's a screwed up part about. Refunds on average this year. We're down a staggering seventeen percent. Before and then he started to creep upward and then remained flat. They cooped upward because again, people were starting to get. There, you know this, this idea that, you know, if you when you get refund a refund from the IRS that means probably you had your stuff together, and you're more likely because you did it early, right? So but those people were down this year, and that's what was the and then it kind of crept back up, but it's still pretty flat. You know, the idea that you're gonna make more under this tax plan. Just didn't happen. And it didn't it didn't happen because that was a lie. Because it was for corporations, it wasn't for us. Why? Somebody says you're confused. Hi, rick. That's nothing new. Yeah. All right. Well, what did NICKY, what she confused about? I'm confused about is making is relating the tax refunds. She got they didn't get everything. I didn't get a refund. Now I paid paid over ten thousand dollars in taxes on top of what they took out of my paycheck in which I had no withholdings taken out. I was supposed to adjust my withholdings in the middle of the year. So I wouldn't have to pay hopefully as much as I did. But I did, and then they penalize me because I didn't do the withholding out in the middle of the year. I'm not confused Heisman is one of our on the phone with the IRS, Rick. Don't tell me that I'm confused. I know exactly what they're doing to me, and they're doing, it's every other person that they sold his BS line to that were making more money. We're not. Question. What percentage of the major pay your taxes this year versus last year?.

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"kay johnson" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

03:50 min | 2 years ago

"kay johnson" Discussed on KGO 810

"Complaints are correct. And the whistle blower, by the way, is that was the chief tax executive at his company. So he's not exactly someone without knowledge of what was going on inside the company and the other tax dodges that we will report on over the next two weeks, or so at those show other tax dodges, and it looks to me that with, with penalties this is well over a billion dollars owed, here's a here's my question. Okay. We already know that Bill bar is going to protect the president. And if the president has anything remotely connected to do with this. In other words like trying to save a great soft money contributor to the RNC. You think Justice is going to go after him. No matter what you or anybody else. Find. No. And in fact, what we point out in our piece is that congress like the president has the right to see anyone's tax returns. They both have the same right? And we believe that the House Ways and means committee, the joint committee, on taxation, should request the retact returns, Bill coconuts companies, they should then call in witnesses, including IRS criminal investigator, Michael Galvez, who was assigned to this case, and then suddenly said, we're not doing anything with it. He would come in. He's no longer employee, the federal government employees and they can they can subpoena him to come and. Well, maybe they could also have staff employees speak to him and ask, well who told you to drop this, and just follow the chain of who told you to drop this, because, you know, lots of cases you drop because they're murky tha are, are, are ridiculously excessively complicated tax code. That's over thirty nine hundred pages. If you put out the official government version, has all sorts of problems of it, but this is a case, where there seems to be compelling clear evidence, a line in my piece that rookie auditor should be able to spot the money, assuming they were given access to the documents, and that's it. We'll talk about next installment is in the coke papers Mattias. What was going on during the audit of Bill cokes company because the IRS didn't change the tax returns that the chief tax executive at the time says we're. Fraudulent. Yeah. Obviously David Kay Johnson DC report dot org. Check it out and raw story has a story today. You're what you're doing and what others are doing. It's the it's going to be the compelling case for impeachment of ignoring subpoenas to continue. Not reluctance, just decline of this relationship between the powers of the congress to, to, to make subpoenas to do their investigatory responsibilities. That alone that alone demands impeachment. Forget all the obstruction stuff in the mall report. But if this continues if you if you go like this, and we see Trump telling people in the IRS not to, to come in and testify. I mean right. Would you agree that we're seems every day more? The Trump does, it's leading towards a path to an eventual impeachment. The dike on Donald has been breached, but I also think since the Senate is highly unlikely to take action against him based on at least what we know now. That what's important is that in those states where the electoral college will matter Donald Trump can lose the next election by twelve million votes and get a second term. Right. People began to recognize that they were conned, and that Donald Trump is not doing. Anything that he promised that he is against working against the interests of what he called the forgotten man..

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"kay johnson" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

10:18 min | 2 years ago

"kay johnson" Discussed on KCRW

"He spoke during a hearing on whether to hold attorney general Bill bar in contempt of congress. That vote was a yes on the democratically controlled judiciary committee. Well, President Trump has a certain executive privilege over the entire Muller report. He says he will not comply with the committee subpoenas for the unredacted report or the underlying evidence press secretary Sarah Sanders says quote faced with chairman Nadler's blatant abuse of power and the attorney general's request. The president has no other option than to make a protective assertion of executive privilege while all of this comes as the New York Times published a bombshell story about Trump's finances. The paper found that Trump lost more than a billion dollars over a ten year period investigative journalist. David Kay Johnson has reported on Trump's finances for years. He's the author of the book the making of Donald Trump, and he joins us now. Hi, Hello meddling. Okay. Well, does this new report by the times and just to say full disclosure you worked for the times for a long time? Does it shed any light on Trump's fight to keep congress him seeing these tax returns? Oh, yes. It helps explain that. Donald Trump has presented himself as the modern Midas everything he touches turns to gold and that myth died Tuesday afternoon when the New York Times posted its story showing that Donald Trump is arguably the biggest loser in the history of American business in nineteen Ninety-four his business losses. Equaled two percent. Almost two percent of all the business losses. Taken by everyone else in America. Wow. And this was a period from nineteen eighty five to nineteen ninety four. What was he doing in that time period? Well, it's that time Donald Trump on casinos. He posed as a major real estate developer was actually a relatively minor developer with one big notable building Trump Tower. And he was a terrible manager. I was covering him back then for the Philadelphia Inquirer. And one of the very first things. I learned about him was his competitor sell said, he has no idea what he's doing and its own executives are busy telling me constantly about how he had no idea what he was doing. Everybody was constantly doing one thing. He was squeezing his businesses for cash. And of course, if you keep squeezing a business for cash instead of getting stronger and more vibrant, more profitable over time. It gets financially sick and ultimately dies. Which is what's happened to the Trump casinos? They're gone. What did he do that cash? He spent it in the most unbelievably profligate ways. He's he overpaid for the plaza hotel. He bought the for three hundred sixty million dollars. He bought the eastern airline shuttle along with its fleet of ageing gas guzzling three engine Boeing jets, seven twenty-seven jets. His losses were running at least seven million dollars a month. When it finally was shut down and put out of its misery. He he just he spends wildly. Donald Trump is not your normal business person. A normal business person creates a business. I'm a business creator of a company. I'm no longer involved in to create wealth and overtime by nurturing the business, it should get healthier. And better. Donald Trump's business is take everything you can cash out of it leave behind unpaid vendor's, many time many small businesses. He's ruined. As a result, sometimes unpaid workers hire illegal immigrants because it'll save you money and win. Nd business collapses the art of the deal, you just make another deal. You find another sucker who thinks you're going to make some wealthy when you're actually going to destroy their wealth, and as long as you can keep finding more and more marks you can keep moving along making more money. I mean, would you call him a conman? Donald Trump is the the greatest con man in the history of the world economists way all the way into the White House. He's donalds a man who has no idea. What's in the constitution? Just look at the statements. He makes in public. He has no idea what his duties are thinking he can use executive privilege to shield an investigative report into him. That's laughable my law school students. If they made that argument, you know, other students would take them apart. However, it seems to be working at least for now in the short term. And in the short term. It's a good political strategy and its delay. But it has no legal or constitutional basis. All right. So this tax information covers the years from one thousand nine hundred hundred nineteen Ninety-four, but the information the House Democrats want now covers the most recent tax filing. Yes. But he interesting factor. The president of the United States has had the right to look at anybody's tax return since we began the income tax nineteen fourteen was the first year it actually was in effect and congress in nineteen twenty four's an anti-corruption measure gave itself the same power and for ninety five years every tax return and all the tax information ever requested by congress has been turned over without question. In fact, there are three career congressional staff employees who work at the IRS just to make the flow of information easier and Donald Trump is refusing to comply with the law, and that makes anybody who doesn't comply with it. Subject clearly into this administration. Berliner prosecution by the next administration five years. Prison ten thousand dollar fine. Now, there's a very interesting development here. The IRS Commissioner is the person delegated to turn over the data, but the refusal to comply with the law is not coming from him. It's coming from the Treasury Secretary, and the implication that is the Charles reading the Beverly Hills tax lawyer who runs the IRS has said, I will not break the law. Why else would they have Mnuchin do this instead of Charles reading? And I think congress needs to bring a red again and ask him about this are they planning on doing that. I don't know. But we'll see they're clearly determined to get Trump's last six years of tax returns. And you know, there's an issue here of separation of powers and co equal branches of government. The Trump administration has made it very clear if we don't like something that you want we'll just refuse to cooperate. That's not what our constitution provides. So what congress says they're really after? And you know, let's be honest. There are a lot of political points to be made here. Sure. Well, because this is obviously a partisan fight. But what they say they are after substantively is whether or not Trump was in such financial bad shape that he has compromised by being bailed out by certain foreign actors, and that may be that as influencing his actions as president of the United States. Also, two other issues one is whether Trump as a tax cheat. And as I reported two years ago, I guess three years ago. Now, Donald Trump was had to income tax frog trials and lost them. Both. Now these were civil not criminal trials, but the evidence in those trials showed that that could have been handled as a criminal matter his own tax lawyer testified against him in one of the trials. And the other issue is is the IRS properly audited returns of presence of the United States. The IRS gave Richard Nixon a clean Bill of health on his nineteen sixty nine return. The first year he was in the White House. Congress used section sixty one three of the tax code to get his returns its own experts reviewed them in behold, Richard Nixon turned out to be a major tax cheat with about in today's money three and a half million dollars a fraudulent deductions that was one of the articles of impeachment that didn't get voting on because Nixon resigned, but Nixon's tax lawyer. Went to prison. And the only reason Richard Nixon did not go to prison is that president Gerry Ford gave him a pardon. We're talking about federal income taxes by and large. But meanwhile, there a New York state investigation going on how likely is it that we will see Donald Trump's taxes through New York state. His state taxes will almost certainly going to see Donald Trump saxes in the most likely, I place will be New York state, your state and federal returns. If you're a New Yorker like I am are virtually identical unless you're getting retirement income, absolutely insignificant. Letitia James the attorney John for office saying she would investigate Trump. She's had active investigators working on not just on Trump. But the Trump organization and the Trump foundation and New York state has a Rico statute a racketeering influence and corrupt organizations law, just like the federal government. So I expect we'll see that the New York legislature is also moving on a Bill that would authorize giving to the House Ways and means committee and other congressional committees copies of the tax returns of any New York resident when they are requested. So if Donald Trump says, no, you can't have this day could the committee's could just go to New York state and that. Now's if the laws passed in the meantime, Letitia James may well, bring a case if Donald Trump has committed federal tax fraud, then he's committed New York state tax fraud and her team is actively working on this. So and Trump Ken, pardon people for federal crimes, he he is staff of ours argued he can pardon himself, but he cannot pardon himself for New York state crimes. David Johnson Pulitzer prize winning journalist, former tax reporter for the New York Times and author of the making of Donald.

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"kay johnson" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

12:30 min | 2 years ago

"kay johnson" Discussed on WCPT 820

"Stephanie miller. I just know Baio, your hands and super smelly breath that you'd be good for. Oy. I feel like Donald Trump at Fordham every time I have to talk to Cynthia. I feel like I've. Studying for the bar, and I'm going to fail miserably. There's a lot to ask legally about what happened yesterday. Listen, I quipped for this which many crimes, you know, who is my friend sent the oxygen. Hi, good morning, Cynthia. Good morning. You have to study in advance. He'll just you just me up, and I'll just start yacking. Thank you. I'll just I'll just cheat off you like I always do or you can pay off like Donald Trump there with his employees's Cynthia. I mean, seriously, I can't even imagine as a lawyer. I, you know. First of all, we're talking nine hours. And can somebody tweeted, I don't think people with appropriately processed the incredible number of felonies that Cohen directly implicated Trump in today, and it's understandable because it's an incredible number talk to us about what is most significant to you legally about what what you saw yesterday. Okay. Here's my impression. I is. I expected to guy to be a terrible witness. He was not right. He was compelling, and he was and I found him to be credible. Which which I have to say surprised I surprise myself in that conclusion. He kept his cool any handled he handled Jim Jordan G Y M, Jordan, very well. You said you tweeted the same thing, I was screaming you said nothing like being lectured by Jim Jordan and his desire to pursue the truth. It wasn't so interested when young men and his care we're being sexually assaulted and look the other way, I was screaming at the TV. And thank you for that tweet. Go ahead. I was screaming at the DVD. So that was number one. My second impression was he solidified the campaign finance violations and the conspiracy to cover it up. Right move that in to the timing of the White House and out with very effective. I also thought he effectively communicated to the members of the committee and to everybody watching the the manner and the effectiveness in which Trump either suborned, perjury or convinces people to lie for him. Where does that fall? Where does that fall legally Cynthia? It's interesting you brought that up. I was gonna ask you that. When he said, he did not directly tell me, but he had a code that you understood, you know, obviously when he looked at him and said, there's no business going on in Russia, obviously when he knows when he's he's asking for an update on it. How does that frail legally? Legally the same. It's the same discussion about direct and circumstantial evidence. You know, and and direct evidence is he told me to lie and circumstantial evidence is he looked me in the eye and constantly said to me. This is said to me what the talking point was. And that is a talking point. He expected him to use in the Senate and the house, and you know in front of the microphone, so the press. So I think that was very effective. And. Sadly Cohen went along with it for a really long time. Interestingly. The committee members were so bad at questioning they didn't get the follow ups that were necessary on that subrogation, for example. He said we already knew that he had circulated his testimony winter Jay Secolo any added that it went to abbey law. He said it was edited on the issue of the length of the negotiations with Trump Tower Moscow because that's really important because that's he got he he's going to jail. That's one of the reasons why it's going to jail because he lied. Congress about how long that was going on. And. And there's a big issue about whether or not the president told him to lie to congress, and he was affected in in that I thought but. Congresspeople. I couldn't believe they didn't ask the question. Like when Jay in your statement. How did he edited Embiid? He no, it was not true as he was editing. It was like a really key follow-up Phages NIST, and I was screaming at the television as if you know, what's weird sometimes in screaming at you on the television. But but in a supportive way. Yes. Good point. Okay. The last time you were on we were talking about the idiocy of Roger stone, which speaking of which so now, which is has he not violated the gag order. Why is he not back in prison? He's he's obviously come out. You know, he had the exception that he proclaimed his innocence. I think that one the one comment that I thought would sort of fall under that. Yeah. I mean just think what would have done without the gag order. And what he did with the Doug order, and you can see there's obviously a big difference. He'd have been on hours yesterday. So all he did really well as the guy's not telling the truth, and that's a way of saying he's innocent. I guess. Okay. Well, you're you're you're really fascinating fascinating thing that she's given him the rope dang himself. I predict you. Well, but I I'm not sure he did yesterday. The other thing that came out is when he said when Cohen said I was in the room when Roger stone hauled instead the WikiLeaks dump is going to happen, right? And the reason why that's important especially you can never trust Cohen really as the only witness right in stones indictment is her breath twelve it says don't call the Trump campaign about the future releases about WikiLeaks. So that means to me is Lawler has other evidence. Thank you on has other evidence. Besides Pohan and Cohen is a little maybe frosting on the top that he would never have put in the indictment just Cohen because Colin's knife rental with because of his conviction. Thank you. That's what I was wondering I was speculating yesterday Cynthia is I mean, I'm not even sure. Is it possible that Trump was already wiretapped by that point? So that we would we would what you're saying. There must be some other evidence of other evidence. Yeah. Right. There's some other evidence. I I think he was not wiretapped. But there is somehow this paragraph twelve of the indictment on page four. Roger stone's indictment. If anybody wanna look at it is the key paragraph says right in here. Don't thereafter told the Trump campaign about potential future releases of damaging material by organization one, which is Wiki leaks. And he says it it happened after July twenty second so best best. The Cohen was testified in this paragraph. And there must be other evidence. Besides cohen. Yeah. Okay. Well, obviously, the thing that Trump said once again untrue. He said the only thing he says is true. No collusion. And I'm like, he said, no such thing. He has to you have direct evidence of collusion. And once again, we're using the wrong term, right? There's not a legal term collusion. It's conspiracy. And if that whole thing about Roger stone is not conspiracy. I don't know. What is right if? Yeah, go ahead. I mean, the other thing is that came out that sorta wouldn't make any everybody in the White House cable exercises is that don't said his later your last conversation with the president my last conversation with the president was over on the phone after after my office had been raided by the FBI, and what happened in that. What happened in that conversation? I can't really say because the southern district of New York is investigating it. Yeah. That was you know, I'm sure a bombshell. Exerciser? The White House. Yeah. I'll say I'll say, and he was having such a good day in Vietnam. Okay. Well. So here's one question to I wanted. So he was asked about prog which I was really interested in. But I also I mean, I don't know. Whether maybe it's that part of the dossier is not true. But I also was interested that the reporting said the cell signal his cell signal was picked up outside Prague. I mean, are we, you know, are we in the weeds on this? Or do you think that that that is a again, we know what was wrong? Yeah. But it's my memory of haven't read the dossier a while. But my memory was it was sort of in the suburbs of Prague, and it was a cell signal. And he was not asked. Thank you. Anybody else had access to your phone or something when the FBI raided his house. He had like twelve phone interesting. Well, this is the main reason I wanted you on today we need to get you to run for congress. So that you are asking the questions next time because I was like city Oxley let that slip by I wanted to run a little class on how to and how to take questions they were couple of people who were good, right? This lynch. Yes. Excellent. Yes. He said that he had the line of the hearings into he said, they're not afraid you're gonna lie. They're afraid. You're you will tell the truth. Right. Yeah. But he's well, we have better. We have a lot of prosecutor former. Obviously former prosecutors. Yeah. I mean, Alexandra Alexander across Cortez is the best. I just going to say speaking of non lawyers. Here's a tweet in case you missed it AFC used her time to a layout a massive tax fraud scheme taking place in her district lay out the case for subpoenaing, Trump state tax returns lay out the case to subpoena. Alan Weisselberg, she had five minutes like everybody else that that is really a good point right is like she really set the stage to get his tax returns. Isn't she? Yes. She did. She was very effective and she had a plan. She listened to the answer. She had a follow up. She laid the groundwork for to get his tax records. And then she yielded our time beautifully done. Yeah. And I was very impressed. Yeah. Wow. This is I was just reading a bunch of different. But I think was David Kay Johnson. That said, I don't know if people understand the amount of felonies he was implicated in right? I mean, Bank fraud insurance fraud wire fraud. I mean, they're going to be very busy in that committee. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Exactly. You know, what that's a really good idea. If the Democrats are smart, and they are they should have you win for a bright like a session with everybody to get them ready for stuff. Like this. The thing about it is a lot of those people can do it. But but they have a different agenda. It's not they. You know, they figure the questions are gonna come through other investigations, and they're trying to get their minute on the news, right? How it's hard to underestimate. How truly spectacularly awful the Republicans were right? I mean as first of all as you know, the famous thing, right? He's any good lawyer. You don't ask a question, you know, the answer to they? I mean, they had clearly no preparation. They did no research. They went for these big Gotcha moments. I mean, how guy going where the boxes I was like, I don't even believe this. This is that guy was pathetic. He just could not listen those boxes had been returned. Brought up for people who don't or watching yesterday Cohen said at one point I had to go through my record looking for stuff. And I found a copy of this check and the Republican congressman said, you know, when you better turn over those boxes, those should be with the FBI. He said all they've already been with you returned them to me. And the guy said. Those should be with the FBI. And and I demand Mr Chairman that we instantly get a subpoena for those documents. It'd be tar hearing. Rumors looking at this guy. Like you have a hearing problem for what? Issue or just a stupid going at it. Yeah. I sent the it's interesting when you read historian, Stephen Beschloss tweeted as much as I'm horrified by the corruption criminality and aim morality. It's more stunning to witness. How fully the GOP is protecting and enabling him. I mean, that's why you're coming speech. Was so powerful at the end. Right. Like what come on, man? Like, what are we doing here? I do feel like we're lucky to have him. They were kind of a one trick pony. Like, we're going to go after the lie lie, and then he just said, yeah. And absorbed it, and in fact and turns it on. And instead all the study that you know, they had in the back of the room. They had a liar liar pants on fire. He said all this silliness, I feel responsible for..

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"kay johnson" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

09:36 min | 2 years ago

"kay johnson" Discussed on WCPT 820

"Okay. But he set up their own drum set everybody in America's on air thirty eight with me. The. Yeah. Somebody had a bad day yesterday. Wow. What I was getting ready for bed allow worst ones coming. Where do we even start? Right. How do you? How do you host a radio show today? Travis. I mean, really I mean, I mean they've been all the work for you. I don't even okay. Get ready for bed last night. And then the news came out to the summit was ending. I'm like, wait a minute. This is not that means you're winning when you abruptly cancelled. The summit is getting on a plane. Did he get anything? He gave up. This was worse than last time. He gave up. So we we dropped a demand that they would they can what's the word that we can even check their nuclear arsenal gave up something. We gave them the meeting. He gave him a pass on auto warmer. Oh, my. Okay. I'm gonna see this is going to be an early stroke that that was like, and then everybody's playing it. In trio, of course, with him saying, I believe Putin election influence, I believe NBS about kashogi. And now, I don't I don't I'm a little. You got a lot of feels. Right. He said, yes, he believes he trusts. Oh, and he also said he was going to drink. That's boy, this is Reagan's party. He said I'm going to trust. But never mind. We'll just just trust. You. He literally said I where he says he's not good. He says he's not going to do and eat nukes. Him. Anything about the thing. He does a lot of prisons. He doesn't. It was good on. Oh my God. I don't and Michael Conway. Well, so we we got to cut we've got the MS thirteen the MS mystery science theater three thousand pardon the bejesus out of live yesterday. But that is a lot first of all Elijah Cummings rockstar. LED rockstar. Their site. Just a complete unmitigated disaster. Down to the Republicans. This the points. They scored yesterday, right? The guy would wear the boxes that dumb. Right muller. Remember that famous raid, they took them, and then they gave them back. Where is where that guy is gonna be famous southern where the boxes dip that guy. What's his name? I didn't you think like the playing out the split screen. It is told you everything you need to know about what's happened to the Republican party. They went in there completely unprepared. Just completely whiffed asking all these. Gotcha questions that went up in flames, right? This is Trump, obviously. And by the way, he thought it was shame. They schedule this doing this important some the summit the summit was scheduled to distract from the hearings. Eight. The hearings were scheduled first. Nice. Try. Oh my God. It was such an obvious pathetic photo op, and he was completely not prepared for and of course, had done. No work for any probably stayed up all night. Crates or so crappy that he had a lawyer threaten to determine his kindergarten too. Seriously. He stayed up all night watching Nicole testimony. So, you know, who's cranky during those negotiations with came and when things weren't going this way. Better. Join us on getting prescription drug prices down because he's got to be the Louvre up Adderall like by God. Wait. What was I going to say? Yeah. No. I they were just a disgrace the Republican party. I I mean, I don't even know what to say that was pathetic yesterday. Okay. Yeah. They just kept doing the same thing over and over again. And I don't even know where to start with Representative Cummings was fantastic. That's okay. Yes. Hi, Michael Cohen. I thought really didn't amazing job under just like these idiots just over and over again, you're liar. You're all right, right. Right covered that played that going to jail. No it. Yes. Right. For Trump did and that was wile when he said, you were doing the same thing. I did for ten years and you're going to go down with him. I mean that was kind of doing them a solid. I'll say, oh, yeah. Yeah. We got these stupid props with Michael Cohen liar on them. Like what what is? Okay. We're grade school. I'm responsible for I'm responsible for your silliness. Because I did the same thing that you're doing now for ten years. I protected Mr. Trump for ten years, and the fact that you pull up a news article that has no value to it. And you wanna use that as the premise for discrediting mate that I'm not the person that people called at three o'clock in the morning. Inning would make you inaccurate in actuality would make you a liar which puts you into the same position that I am in. And I can only warn people the more people that follow Mr. Trump as I did blindly are going to suffer the same consequences that I'm suffering. Yeah. Peter winner in the New York Times, it is the truth Republicans fear, and it is the truth. They feel compelled to destroy this is the central organizing principle of the Republican party. Now, Republicans are dedicated to annihilating the truth in order to defend Trump. But yes, you're saying even Cohen said, no one is asking me any Trump. He I mean, what's his name historian? David Kay Johnson. He was saying I don't think people understand how many felonies he was just implicated in. Yeah. Right. Of course, they didn't ask any questions about it. Felonies. That he is an including the ones that he brought physical evidence for right, right? Oh my God. I don't I mean, it was an AO. See she's a rockstar for first of all she got him implicated in new crimes. That's right insurance fraud Bank fraud, wire fraud. I mean, obviously, she got on the record that they're going to need to see his taxes. Now, it's well he even admitted he wasn't under audit. He didn't want to release his taxes because he was afraid of an audit. Yes. That was new. Thank you. Good catch and attaches Brittan. Obviously, Rachel Maddow caught that that he said well, first of all we all know that it's bolt. Under audit. And we've known he wasn't under audit for a long time because he's been saying, but no one else. Facet up about him is a gigantic fraud. Right. I mean from him saying, he's brilliant to making sure they threatened never to release his grades theory on that he welched on a kid that he was paying to take the test for him. Right. That's what he started not paying people could do work for them. That's where it all began. Right. From the fake, you know, the family friend Dr fake bones verse. I mean, it's just on and on and on right in terms of his we just talking about his taxes con man for a long time, and even my he asked because when you're the fixer your job is to go. Can I see the medical letter? You know, can I see the you're you're the tax whatever the thing the audit thing that's not doing anything, by the way that is so simple as everybody pointed out to just release a letter that shows you're under audit doesn't say anything about your, of course, he didn't produce that. Because it doesn't exist. Just just a gigantic fraud from. Okay. I don't even know what to say. I oh, I got a lot of lakes traitor. Todd just triggers me in. This whole family. I don't okay. And why and he got implicated several more crimes. Right. They all. Did he tweets? It is getting more accomplished on the Korean peninsula. Sixty years. I was like trader Todd. I can see what your dad thinks you at the worst judgment of anyone. He knows but nice prison beard fun. Knock knock shell cashed him. Knock knock hash tag FBI. I just I don't it's like, they're all delusional. Okay. Trump. I think we had a very productive meeting. Really what what did what did you produce other than? Abject humiliation than even we lost the last time. Pardon me, concessions. That's what he got. They got concessions out of us on my God Southport tweets, we're working. So well together, we decided to abruptly end our meeting hours ahead of schedule with no agreement cancelled the signing ceremony. We had planned ambassador. Michael McFaul said this is never done. This is never done. I mean, there was clearly no preparation is. Once again, how many times do we have to prove? He is the worst negotiator in the world. Right. But what about what? Right. All right. Chris the boy is moving in the middle of whatever he will not be with us today in the desert, right? He's yes. Like a horse, but no name out into the desert. Do we have one of my legal ladies do Cynthia coming out Karl Frisch Jacki Schechner Danny Goldberg live in studio, and Malcolm Nance is a lineup to break a breakdown. All this. I think it might have been his worst day ever. But I I think it's a setup for a lot worse days to calm. I mean, but that was a.

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"kay johnson" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

04:25 min | 3 years ago

"kay johnson" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"Cussin' now are two people who have spent years following the money trail of Donald Trump and both have written books about the business of being Donald Trump. David Kay Johnson won the Pulitzer prize as a tax reporter for the New York Times. He is now the founder of DC report dot org, and the author of most recently, it's even worse than you think. What the Trump administration is doing to America, and Tim O'Brien is the author of Trump nation. He was unsuccessfully sued by Donald Trump for publishing that book. And he is now executive editor of Bloomberg opinion, and an MS NBC contributor, and David I like to start with you, the the the federal prosecutors now investigating the Trump inaugural committee for crimes related to conspiracy to defraud the United States, mail fraud, false statements, wire fraud and money, money laundering, who could ever have seen this coming. It's amazing. It's taken this long to get there since we found out horri- that they'd raised one hundred and seven million dollars. I've been calling for a forensic audit a criminal level oughta there's no indication they spent even a quarter that much money on the really minimal sort of inaugural celebration that they had who put the money in where did it go, and we really need answers. That's I think it's very important to the public that we learned that these subpoenas are out there. And I'm sure that they will now be a fine tooth comb run over the books to find out where the money came in. And who it went to and why and Tim not surprisingly one of the crimes that the federal prosecutors are investigating in relation to the inaugural committee is false statements. And so they've already been investigating and others have been investigating what happened with one hundred and seven million dollars. And it seems. As though some of the Trump people involved in this might not have told the entire truth to investing are you shocked? But but that is of course, exactly where you expect them to be caught up is on the false steak. And yeah, and you know, it's not just the money itself. But it's where the money came from. They also want to know if this money came from foreign donors, and this is the larger issue the tone over almost everything Donald Trump touched who four during and after the election, it touched his business, it touched his campaign, it touched the inauguration. It touched the transition foreign money coming into the Trump coffers with questions now raised by prosecutors as to whether or not that was influence peddling. It's really no more complex than that. The complexities are did his team. No about it into they lie to cover it up where they're quid pro quos, what were the quid pro quo? How extensive were they put the fundamental issue here were foreign entities or foreign interests paying money to Trump concerns. In order to get favors and David everyone in politics, and employment campaigns, the peop- the people who know how to do it in an honorable and legal way know that there are bad donors who want to come into your world. There are people who want to come into your campaign who you do not want in your donor list. And some of them are completely legal to Kemp to contribute. They are Americans. But they might have had some problems with the or some kind of things associated with them that you don't want associated with your campaign that involves turning down money. That comes your way has done. Trump ever turned down money that has come easily his way. Did the sun failed arise the east this morning? It's exactly right. Remember when Bill Clinton got in trouble because of some Hanky character in marina, del Rey, California who made contributions and politicians after police this, and when they somebody slips around them, and that happens the honorable thing to do is you own up to it. And you give the money to a charity or you give it back to the individual, depending on the circumstances. You haven't seen a single thing by Trump and the people around him to correct the record here or to express any concern about this. Because of course to the leader of this group, Donald Trump. There's nothing wrong with any of this. What's wrong with you Lawrence for questioning? Maggie Haberman is tweeting a part of the New York Times report tonight saying this subpoena is huge in scope, and what the southern district of New York..

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"kay johnson" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

07:41 min | 3 years ago

"kay johnson" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Show. That's a writer. David Kay Johnson. Former guest on this show matter of fact, multiple times. Who is written several books on the continent is Donald Trump the making of Donald Trump? Is one of the better Trump books you could ever read which talks about the stuff that we've seen in the last two years nothing different than what he's done for his entire career in all the bodies. He's left in his wake having said all of that we go to Steve Grzanich on this gives you been soaking up this story, Steve this Foxconn thing could be laid at the feet of outgoing governor or former governor Scott Walker and the people in Wisconsin. Who said sure, here's all the tax breaks you need. Yeah. I mean, lots of tax breaks was it four billion dollars worth. And there are a lot of things play here. Steve about why this is happening now part of this obviously has to do with the tariffs. The trade war that's going on between the two countries. There's been a historic slowdown in China as well with their economy and the competition with these LCD screen production has been pretty stiff, and it's pretty expensive to hire workers in Wisconsin. And so you put all those things together. And I hate. Using the phrase a perfect storm. But that's what has happened here in while Foxconn says it still wants to invest in Wisconsin. It's really unclear exactly how what that investment is gonna look Paul Ryan's could take some of too is speaker yet a lot of power, and he signed off on this as well, literally and figuratively. So here's the thing. I don't understand if a business whether it's in Chicago or wherever gets major tax breaks, and they violate the core of the agreement by going in a different direction. Changing the hiring numbers or whatever. Can't you take back some of those tax breaks, you would think so. And maybe that's something that the new governor of Wisconsin. We'll try to do. I know there's been a report that he wants to perhaps renegotiate with Foxconn. But a lot of those tax breaks were put in place. So that that for Foxconn would have to meet certain benchmarks to get them. Like, for instance, in two thousand eighteen the company had to hire a certain number of workers to get a four million dollar to get one of the first four million dollar tax breaks. Didn't hire as many workers as they had. We're supposed to so they didn't get those tax breaks going. So there are safety levers. There are some safety levers, right? The people the people who are in southeast Wisconsin, the governments there that have already put money their own money invested into buying land into turning stuff. Getting some of the stuff going there, you know, scratching their heads. Now wondering what is gonna happen? They expect FOX conduct follow through and people who may decisions to not sell their house and move and take a different job. And there's a million little examples of things that they were counting on that not going to happen. Now is that is that the is that really what's at the core of the million little examples because how much money was actually given to literal money was given to Foxconn at this point. I think we know we Steve I don't think we know either. I know that you know, they had planned to create eventually thirteen thousand jobs that they've now said just kind of looking at that part of it that now instead of that they maybe have fifty two hundred people by the end of twenty twenty. But even in the last twenty four hours now people are saying that's going to be closer to just one thousand workers and the plant that we've. I've been talking about this manufacturing facilities. Gonna look more like a research and development hub and the work force. There is going to be less, blue collar and more research and development technical type people more college educated, folks. Right. And there's nothing really a provision to reeducate those who would have been doing factory work. There's nothing set aside to say, we're gonna take people been twelve months. We're going to teach them how to to to do things. They don't know how to do now to make sure they have jobs. There's nothing in there at all about the have. We heard from the president at all on this. We haven't in you know, this from the political part of this. This is going to be could be a big hit for him. Because this is something you know, he was up there. There was a big show a dog and pony show about how this was going to be a huge manufacturing boost for Wisconsin in the mid west. He's bringing jobs president is gonna bring jobs back. If that doesn't happen if these manufacturing jobs, don't come with this development. You have to you have to ask yourself will Wisconsin be in his corner next time around in two thousand twenty. Steve is there, you know, you mentioned yesterday in office after the show that they had already started like moving land in things like actually tilling the ground getting ready for that things. Is there people that are not going to get paid for services? They've already done on the project. Boy, that's a very good question. We're just there are so many people that are just surprised at what this development the developments in this story have been over the last forty eight seventy two hours that I don't think those questions have been answered yet. But they're in addition to moving ground, there have been more smaller companies that would go into be supportive of FOX cons major work there that have business plans they plan to move to southeast Wisconsin do that work. There's been so much bad governing in it sucks up the news cycle in a way that these follow up stories are tough to do is. Obviously a headline story. But you may remember one of the first things out of the gate for Trump was was an HVAC plant in Indiana. That was go to Mexico, and they decided they were gonna keep it and they didn't. And they didn't those folks there largely. You're out of work as well. So the smoke and mirrors that is the Trump economy is not the Trump economy and people need to pay attention to it. There could be a positive for Illinois here in this story. If they go ahead with this research and development hub, they're going to have to draw a more educated workforce from a larger area around southeast, Wisconsin. So that means people who have this kind of expertise in northern Illinois, maybe even northwest Indiana could be drawn for jobs in Wisconsin. At this point, eight four seven made a great point to not to mention all the local villages, the village boards and others who who commissioned studies on how they were gonna hit the water to the Foxconn plant where the traffic rearrangements millions of dollars that were spent by the local governments to prepare for Foxconn coming that. They will not see a return on that investment. Yeah. And and the and the politicians it signed off on it won't have to pay for Scott Walker may not be able to run for office. He's gonna do just fine. In business, Paul Ryan's doing just fine in business bad governing. Dangerous. That's why you gotta be really heartened by the fact that we saw fifty percent turn out in the midterms. And hopefully, a fifty percent or more turn out for the mayoral election. Coming up. Because people are angry anger motivates people to actually get up go out and vote and Steve L E V with this. Maybe we get into sold more later. Mitch McConnell, one of my least favorite humans. Mitch McConnell said something over the weekend about a sort of a sweeping initiative coming out of the house that was all about ethics and all about reform and one of the the pushes in this Bill was to have a election day be a national holiday and Alexei being a national holiday. Meaning the people would then have an opportunity to go out and vote where maybe they wouldn't now Mitch McConnell said, and I'll get the direct quote, but he essentially said the Democrats are just trying to do that to win elections. Words. Why would we go is something that could increase the vote total? That's just going to screw us. All right headlines. See what's coming? We're gonna have more on the latest candidate democratic candidates to throw his hat into the ring for the presidential nomination in two thousand twenty Cory Booker has announced this morning. He's running for president more on that at seven thirty from the WGN newsroom keeps getting worse than some of the roadways. Icy conditions, especially eighty ninety four eastbound.

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"kay johnson" Discussed on AM Joy

AM Joy

03:21 min | 3 years ago

"kay johnson" Discussed on AM Joy

"Two hundred fifty thousand seven to your knowledge Russians involved in tempting to help the campaign while I was there were was Donald Trump in communication in any way with Russians well, Russian officials Russian officials, not I don't believe. So I mean, we couldn't even have being communication with American officials. They didn't take it serious. I would say is he had business hit business relations in he was trying to get a tower. I didn't know particularly about the tower. But I mean, I was there when they had Miss Universe, and I worked I didn't work directly on it. But what are you know? But they insularity tweets, whatever. But sure that they had a relationship with the Laura's did dared Kushner or Donald Trump junior have relationships or communications with Russian officials while you were working with Jared wasn't involved with the campaign that that I know I've never was he was involved in the social media aspects of it not while I was there the sun not that I'm aware of. I don't believe. So okay. Let's bring in the rest of the panel. Wanna let everybody in here. David Kay Johnson. Barbara mcquade, Malcolm Nance, Barbara wanna start with you on the questioning that Sam faced with the Senate intelligence committee in light of this new information. What would you have wanted to know? From sam. Well, I think that the Senate school is somewhat different from Robert Muller's goal. Robert Muller is trying to reach a conclusion hold anyone accountable, criminally whereas the Senate, I think is exploring intelligence issues and trying to understand what Russia was doing with our election. So I would ask him questions about any -nology head about context with Russia any business interests that the Trump organization had in Russia that could be used as leverage against the campaign or against President Trump specifically in one of the ways that intelligence operatives work is to try to obtain leverage on someone in some way. Whether it's money personally, embarrassing stories anything that can be used to blackmail someone. I think those would be the kinds of things that I would wanna probe to see if they had leverage over anyone relating to the Trump campaign. Whether that's President Trump or others. Were you ask you the by the grand jury Sam or by the Senate intelligence anything about that anything might be personally damaging? To Donald Trump's US that's about Moscow what he knew about Moscow. Christopher steele. The story. What I would say is is is that the president was invited to Billy Graham's believe it was one hundred or ninety ninth Burchett. And when I was there, I said, I really hope Mr. Trump, you can go to this understand you're going to be in Moscow, and they had left earlier. I also heard and I don't believe what is in the steel document happened at least at night. I was not there. Correct. Yeah. I don't believe were you asked about Roger stone of. Yeah. In your mind. Do you believe that stone Manafort who obviously had a consulting firm that just worked for a lot of bad actors, right? There were from a boot to they worked for a lot of dictators around the world. Do you believe they were still actively working for Russia or for Russian interests, while they were working for Donald Trump out Roger as far as I know during that time what I would say is that Roger Roger had any foreign work since he had worked in Ukrainian election. He worked in that election stone worked in it as well as sport for a smaller party on another side gen joined the coalition. Okay..

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