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"ken starr" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Talking to ken. Starr the book is religious liberty in crisis very important right now. Get a copy religious liberty in crisis. can Let's talk about what you were just mentioning on the break the autonomy of religious institutions. This is one of our most fundamental freedoms we do not want the government to be telling the church religious institutions and religiously affiliated organisations. Here is what you're gonna be doing. Here's what you're not going to be doing. And the supreme court of the united states has been a great friend of this idea of autonomy. Very quick example christian school in the mid west gets into a squabble. With the teacher they fire the teacher and the federal eeoc equal employment opportunity commission comes in and takes the side of the teacher. The teacher was fired because she threatened litigation and the lutheran school said the apostle paul saint. paul said. Don't do that. And so you're violating the strictures of our faith the tenets of our faith and super the eeoc took the side of the teacher for that situation but the obama era. He said we're for the teacher. The supreme court the united states said nine to nothing. We're in favor of the school. Eeoc's stop interfering with this very important aspect of autonomy of this church school to decide who will teach these. Freshest slow little children autonomy we do not want as in china the roman catholic church bishops to be selected by xi jinping right. We want the ability of religious organizations institutions including para church organizations to be free from the shackles of caesar. What isn't the issue with the the so-called equality that the government is It's going where ought not to go. American government has never gone there before and again most of us are so we've been so blessed with religious liberty that we haven't really thought about what are the parameters religious liberty. when is the government overreaching. So one of the positive things. Is that a lot of americans are for the first time. Actually thinking about this issue would not the equality act Abrogate some of the liberties that we have that you've just been talking about. There's no question it purports in. This is so appalling shocking. It purports to repeal for purposes of this very important nineteen sixty four civil rights act. The religious freedom restoration act that is so audacious. How dare you. The religious freedom restoration act which did in fact restore religious freedom in the face of a very wrongheaded supreme court decision was well intentioned but it said in fact as long as the law has general not aimed at religion and applies to everybody then there are no exemptions the idea of no religious based exemptions so inimical to the idea of free exercise of religion and they should in fact be traditionally enforceable but the equality act has got to change all that so churches. Beware church camps. Forget about it. In my state of texas. The baptists alone had twenty seven church camps in the lone star state. Every state is going to have some kind of church a religious camp christian jewish..
"ken starr" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Other good news we have great advocates right. We have alliance defending freedom. I can go through these groups. I liberty the becket fun on the catholic side. We have powerful advocates. And i'll tell you one thing that folks can do. I hope they'll purchase my book. Want may be even more important is become a friend of freedom of friend of liberty and support our soldiers out of the field. We rightly honours american patriots. Our soldiers in uniform and now we on our first responders. We need to honor our first friends freedom. You mentioned the three again. The becket fund eighty atf. Right alliance defending freedom. I liberty right and there are others. That are out there. And i think i just want to say the beckoned fund. They're not. I mean they're not actually catholic in the sense that they're they're i mean. Some of the leadership is also defending religious liberty. Absolutely full need to know. And i'm glad you brought it up. I liberty. that's kelly shackelford the alliance defending freedom and the becket fund. They are heroes and they've been heroes for many years now for decades. Some of them Because they understand this and they do take these things to the highest court. I still dismayed in a in a sense that we even have to think about taking these things to the highest and i'm staggered that we in america have elected leaders. Who it's not just that they don't seem to be on the same wavelength. They seem really to be dismissive of people of faith. And i would say of traditional american values and that really is a staggering thing and it's a reminder to be careful of whom you vote for because at times like this which are unprecedented suddenly these things matter and suddenly the views of cuomo They're they're highlighted and it's It's unfortunate folks. i'm talking to ken starr. The book is religious liberty in crisis. I hope you get a copy. It's only one hundred seventy pages my goodness you can read it in a moment religious liberty in crisis with ken starr is my guest. Don't go away. Go suzanne plans. They made put an end. A walk. This morning anna. Roll down this song. Just can from them.
"ken starr" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Eric what is the worth of the soul to christ. Is it the same now as it was two thousand years ago in pillars of barabbas author. Md house shows how. The times of the early christian church differed little from our own including the treacherous moral and political waters. Christ saints have always had to navigate with his abiding help. Everything they did and said is applicable to our day and we are fundamentally. No better than them for instance. The apostle paul did not fear. The roman emperor nero he served the lord of lords and king of kings true followers of christ should always influenced secular rule so that his church can be the beacon on a hill inviting all to come unto him order this powerful testimonial pillars of barabbas by md house now on amazon and feel the inspiring left to us by those faithful followers of our lord and savior. Jesus christ see folks. i'm talking to ken starr. He has a new book out called religious liberty in crisis. Can you were talking about how governors i mean. I think that one of the big headlines of last year is that most of us who live in america never really think much about our governors or about our mayors which is great You know that government is best which governs least. They do certain things certain things. They don't do. Suddenly they are required to have the wisdom to understand the view of the founders. And what is too much government and how much they can coerce citizens and most of them especially in blue states who have a very favorably favorable view of big government. They really got it terribly terribly wrong. You were talking about Cuomo gavin newsom i mean staggering ineptitude staggering ignorance of the founders vision Are were you surprised to see it. I was a little bit surprised. I confess i was because of the ridiculousness of saying churches the and And gas stations but but notice another certain things that are quote necessary for people to carry on their lives. Well guess what for people who fade that includes coming together in the congregation and worshiping not just being online and there were disparate rules being applied and finally supreme court in december. December's a nice christmas present. Really got with the program and said you know it was in the governor. Cuomo situation Bill de blasios situation of you've gone too far. You're trading the walmarts of the world. One way a but you. You can't discriminate against religious faith. It's not as if we are exempt. Right congregations are not exempt from all regulation. So let's over argue the case but we are free and must be free from being singled out for unfavorable treatment. And that's what he here's my question. How is it possible that you need to get the supreme court's involved in something that any idiot in america sees it to be genius. You don't need to be a scholar you don't need to be elected. Anyone knows that this is preposterous. So my question is why do you think do you think there's an animus on the parts of governors like cuomo and newsom against people of faith. I don't know how else to read their. they're thinking. Yeah it's hard. I mean you you try to think. Well people and not a butte nasty motives to them But it's it is hard whatever. The motive is happily the supreme court has ridden to the rescue..
"ken starr" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"The story of these precious little girls during world war two who are meeting coerced by their school to engage in a flag salute ceremony. They could not do that in conscience. The supreme court the united states just three years before that episode said well. The state can do that if the state wants to require patriotism. That's the business of the state and our federal republican but the supreme court the united states thought through this issue again and the magnificent opinion and described this by justice robert jackson. You don't need to go to law school to read the entire opinion. don't worry i have just key. Excerpts what justice jackson for a super majority of the supreme court spoke to so eloquently was in this country. We enjoy freedom of the mind. That's the way put it. It can be free. Exercise freedom of speech sick of the cancel culture and so this is now har- the idea of protecting acts of conscience including little school children who are coerced to go to school. Right they're not engaged in home schooling clinton. They've got to go to school private school or public schools so they are coerced there in the army now. But even in that context. They don't shed their rights at the schoolhouse gate as the supreme court has this was in this was during the war during the second war and just to be clear they were supposed to salute the flag. Is that the idea the idea and they couldn't do it. Because as devout jehovah's witnesses right debuted as violation ten komo case. now this is where Ut me up to make this point all more clearly. I if i had a daughter or a son in school would say i'd love you to salute the flag. I like that idea that has nothing to do with whether the government can force children to do this if i tell my daughter that I want you to do it. That's i'm free to do that if i tell my daughter. I don't want you to do it. I'm free to do that. It's not a question of what i feel. It's a question of what the government can coerce. And i think we have to make this point in a way that we never did before that. That's in america. Were in the business of telling people you are free. You're free to say things that i find vile that i disagree with your free to do things or not do things that we disagree with an i. I wanna make this point because so many people really don't get this as you just said. They said for crying out loud. What's wrong with saluting the flag. There's nothing wrong with suiting. The flag the point is the government cannot and should not coerce it M i know you talked about this folks. That book is religious liberty in crisis examining Exercising sorry your faith in an age of uncertainty of tell us a little bit about the covid restrictions and then we'll go to a break and we'll come back and keep talking about that. Yeah the covid restrictions were wildly wrong in in so many states and that is okay. You can have a maximum of your new york..
"ken starr" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Hey alvin salem. Now dot com. There are a plethora or is there is a plethora actually. I don't know we're going to have to look that up. Plethora plural or singular. Anyway there's a whole bunch of movies at salem now dot com the one that we're promoting now is called church people. Why are we promoting it. 'cause it's an easter story. And it is starring. A whole raft of baldwin's not quite a plethora but a whole raft of baldwin's. You've got billy baldwin. Our buddy stephen tall and billy's wife china phillips baldwin. Who was on this program last monday. Giving her miracle. Monday story by the way she's going to be on. Tbn we're gonna air that on tbn and then we're gonna put it on youtube so everyone can watch it in case you missed the tbn program. But i gotta say that. I've been thinking about movies movie ideas of my own. Do you have a movie idea. You wanna share now. I just wanna be clear if you go to salem. Now dot com and use the code eric Used to get a discount but the movie. I'm gonna talk about right now. Is just a theoretical movie. Yeah i was thinking of writing plethora the movie the through the movie. No kidding. I came up with the movie idea People say hey eric. What did he do on easter. Well i went down to to new jersey to hang out with would suzanne's family and suzanne's brother. Tommy and i went into the basement to kind of you know. There's just a lot of stuff that needs to be gone through. We're in. We're in the basement. And i look.
"ken starr" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Is. Those camps are now going to be regulated under the equality act if it passes the senate president biden who supports it signs it into law then watch out because the police are going to be so to speak. The civil rights police are going to be all over you. Meaning what in other words what. What is the kind of thing that will come up and be a problem. Same-sex restrooms of hiring decisions with respect to Case so hiring decisions. Let's say somebody who is openly a transgender openly. Same-sex says i want to work in a church camp The church camp may say we love you but we don't agree with your public position if the position has been public And so we wouldn't hire someone like that. What i'm saying. Now the government will come in and say no no. No you have no right. We don't care what you believe. We don't care that this is a church camp. We're going to force you to hire people that are opposed to your basic values. The very idea of the campus to teach these values. The government now is going to force Those camps to hire people who with their values or whether somebody is openly a pro abortion these kinds of things that the government is going to step in on the equality act while. I'm glad that you mentioned abortion because there is a very strong view. This has to be sorted out in the courts of that. If in fact someone espoused a pro abortion pro choice kind of position then are just openly saying you need to have kids at at girls camp a reproductive freedom at sarah. You're going to have to hire that person or not discharged that person even though is totally antithetical to the basic tenants of your faith. This is so far reaching in the likes of. We do need to sound the alarm now. Hope is not lost because heaven forbid if it does pass eric. It's still going to have to face first amendment challenge. But let's don't go there. Let's as we say out of the west. Let's cut it off at the pass. Urge the senate nod in fact enact a.
"ken starr" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Liberty and support our soldiers out in the field. We rightly honor as american patriots. Our soldiers in uniform and now we on our first responders we need to honor our first friends. Freedom mention the three again the becket fund. Atf right alliance defending freedom. I liberty right And there are others. That are out there and i just wanna say the beckoned fund. They're not real. I mean they're not actually catholic in the sense that they're they're I mean some of the leadership is why they are also defending religious liberty. The absolutely need to know. I'm glad you brought it up. I liberty that's kelly shackelford The alliance defending freedom and the becket fund. They are heroes and they've been heroes for many years now for decades. Some of them Because they understand this and they do take these things to the highest court. I still. I'm dismayed in a in a sense that we even have to think about taking these things to the highest court and i'm staggered that we in america have elected leaders. Who it's not just that they don't seem to be on the same wavelength. Be dismissive of people of faith. And i would say of traditional american values and that really is a staggering thing and it's a reminder to be careful of whom you vote for because at times like this which are unprecedented suddenly these things matter and suddenly the views of cuomo They're highlighted and it's It's it's unfortunate folks. I'm talking to ken starr. The book is religious liberty in crisis. I hope you get a copy. It's only one hundred seventy pages. My goodness you can read it in a moment religious liberty in crisis with ken starr is my.
"ken starr" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Folks. i'm talking to ken starr. He has a new book out called religious liberty in crisis. Can you were talking about how governors i mean. I think that one of the big headlines of last year is that most of us who live in america never really think much about our governors or about our mayors which is great You know that government is best which governs least. They do certain things and certain things they don't do. Suddenly they are required to have the wisdom to understand the view of the founders. And what is too much government and how much they can coerce citizens and most of them especially in blue states who have a very favorably favorable view of big government. They really got it terribly terribly wrong. You were talking about a cuomo Gavin newsom i mean staggering ineptitude staggering ignorance of the founders vision Were you surprised to see. I was a little bit surprised. I confess. Well i was because of the ridiculousness of saying churches the and and gas stations but but notice another. There's certain things that are necessary for people to carry on their lives. Well guess what for people fade that includes coming together in the congregation and worshiping not just being online and there were disparate rules being a plied and finally the supreme court and december's nice christmas present. Really got with the program and said you know what does in the governor cuomo situation And bill de blasios situation. You've gone too far. You're treating the walmarts of the world one way but you can't discriminate against religious faith. It's not as if we are exempt. Right congregations are not exempt from all regulation. So let's don't over argue the case but we are free and must be free from being singled out for unfavorable treatment. And that's what he here's my question. How is it possible that you need to get the supreme involved in something that any idiot in america sees it to be a genius. You need to be a scholar. You don't need to be elected. Anyone knows that this is preposterous..
"ken starr" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Like a mister milquetoast walking back. I promised you a. Ken can fish can start. We didn't know ken norton turns out. We have ken star. Ken starr welcome back when we love to see you. Thank you great to the new book out called religious liberty in crisis examining your faith in an age of uncertainty religious liberty in crisis. I know religious. Liberty is in crisis. But i rarely have anyone on a whole book about it. And that's why we're thrilled to have you here because this is a very serious issue so tell us why do you say religious liberties and crisis and why you feel so strongly about it that you wrote a whole book about it. Look at the pandemic lug at the orders of governors and mayors to close church services. Look at what is happening with. Respect to denying of freedom of conscience acts of conscience. Jack phillips baker. These examples are now legion. Litigation is underway around the country challenging conscience-based exemptions from generally applicable laws is the culture wars. That is now come to end. Embodied in the so called equality act which is passed the house of representatives which is now pending in the united states sending senate which by its terms would repeal for purposes of the public at winged. Get into the fancy stuff but anyway it seeks to repeal the religious freedom restoration act every person who believes in freedom should know about the religious freedom restoration. Congress is about to repeal it for purposes of all manner of activity including churches and so forth the great triumph of the nineteen. Nineties is now in ashes in the year. Twenty twenty one it has happened quickly. It is an onslaught and so this is a sound the alarm. But let's just sound the alarm then. Alarms are sounding all over the country even pastors and priests and rabbis irs talking about this in the hope. It and god bless him for doing that. But then what do we do. What am i doing well. Of course the question because people feel powerless the the The the dc swamped which we now know it is doesn't really seem to care about the founders vision of america things like religious liberty which should be. Sacrosanct are suddenly On the table as things we can we can push off the table. So what can we do. I guess let's let's start with what you just where you just ended. And here's the good news the alarm going off. But there are lots of fire departments around there lots of places of refuge and succour and they are called above all the courts of the united states but especially not all the courts the united states but especially the supreme court of the united states. It is time and again a friend. Religious freedom upholding values of religious liberty as against the onslaught of very secular society in it..
"ken starr" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Host. Eric metaxas there folks. Welcome to the eric metaxas show. I'm eric metaxas al ben. I'm the host. I'm eric who are you. I'm gonna be i'm going to be albert. I'm going to be like the sidekick sidekick role okay. that's fine listen. Today's what they call easter monday. Run day technically. Yesterday was easter sunday. We have an exciting show. We want to warn people. What's coming up number one in a couple of minutes none other than ken starr. Have you heard of ken starr not to be confused with ringo starr or brenda starr. Ken starr is his own man He was the independent counsel In the clinton administration the nemesis of the clintons. I guess Okay in our to not to get freaky but we're gonna have another ten. That's right and it's not. Ken norton as most people were guessing It is our friend. ken. Ken fish You haven't heard ten fish like this. This is something we did this for. Tbn and i said my tbn audience. Tv audience does not really know can fish so. Let's just introduce him as though he'd never been on before. And i learn things which you're going to learn our today about ken fish and you think how bizarre he's been my friend for years and i didn't know this stuff about him. Yeah gummy earful. The miracle with his mother that involved his mother. It's it's a true miracle anyways that's our to can fish our one. Ken starr and right now album. This is what's called the introduction to our one because we've got a bunch of things to share about easter weekend and a number of the things Where do we start. Let me start with this Matt la bash. He's a never trumper conservative christian He invited me to kind of debate with him in the pages of the new republic. Some of you know the magazine. The new republic. It's a I would say center left magazine. Very much establishment Anyway so he. And i did a five thousand word back and forth which two thirds of it is me joking around and that's gonna really annoy some people and i apologize but you know what what are you gonna do..
Witnesses Praise Merrick Garland, Joe Biden's Pick for Attorney General
"Witnesses have been called on the second and final day of confirmation hearings in the Senate for attorney general pick Merrick Garland. One of the witnesses attesting to Garland's character and judgment was interim president and chief executive officer Wayne Henderson. With the leadership conference on civil and human rights, he called Garland uninspired choice. Attorney general must be seen by every member of the public from every community as a fair arbiter of our legal system, whose sole duty is to serve the national interest. Alan was also praised by Republican witness former independent counsel Ken Starr, who spent years investigating Democratic President Bill Clinton. The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to vote on Garland Monday. The full Senate could act
"ken starr" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"If he had that briefing that would be a fact that the decision makers should take into account in terms of incitement or inciting insurrection. Now the president is of course subject right here and now to indictment in the criminal justice system. I hope that won't happen. But that's part of our equal justice under law. He should not be subject to impeachment and trial. That's a travesty. But he obviously like any other. Citizen is subject to the criminal justice process. Well or so would help without the kind of circus that happened in the house with no witnesses no due process no representation just complete and total you know multi just a couple of our process. And then you're impeached which is extraordinary. We've never seen anything quite like that right The house is supposed to be deliberative. The speaker of the house cannot sue a spontaneous. Just literally say we're impeaching the president. She tried to do that impeachment. One ride she. She said we're impeaching the president. He will be impeached. So go draw articles. I said at the time abuse of power there should have been vote by what precedes the vote. Look at history. History is a great guy especially when we look at presidential impeachments. Each presidential impeachment was preceded by numerous and careful hearings a sifting of the facts an assessment of the credibility of witnesses. Not done here exactly as you say and the the democrats are saying to play devil's advocate that we don't need the evidence. The evidence came here but the more information we actually find It's not that simple there. Were groups that were. They're coming with the intent to try and take federal buildings with militia gear and with out any of the remarks of the president. And so it's not that simple and a judge. Can you talk about for some are younger listeners. Why our systems designed the way. It is why it is supposed to be deliberative. Why we're not supposed to be able to convict somebody in twenty four hours or less. You have to have time to be able to build the defense to submit evidence. It feels as if this is almost like the russian system where they convicted the alexi novel lonnie guy in four days or less. I mean i couldn't believe it. I said look the similarities between the two of this kind of rush to judgment. Can you just from a constitutional perspective talk about why our system is actually built that way. It goes back to magna carta almost a thousand years ago. That government whether it's the king whether it's congress whether it's the president whether it's the governor can abuse power and what we treasure and a constitution. Democracy throughout the speaking world is power has to be limited and that includes the power of the house of representatives one justice of the supreme court from yesteryear. Put it very well. The history of liberty is largely the history of procedure..
Federal prisoner Brandon Bernard executed despite pleas from celebrities, jurors
"Administration carried out its ninth federal execution of the year. Last night. Last minute clemency pleas for Brandon Bernard were rejected celebrities and a former U. S prosecutor had taken up his cause. George Hale from member station. W F I U has more fans flooded Donald Trump's Twitter account for a week after Kim Kardashian West asked for help trying to save Bernard's life. But late Thursday it was the mother of a murdered youth minister of plotting the president's decision to let the execution go forward. The family have Todd Bagley would like to thank President Donald J. Trump. Attorney General William H. Bar and the Department of Justice. Todd and his wife, Stacy, were visiting Texas in 1999 when a group of young men kidnapped them, hoping to empty their bank accounts. Hours later, the couple was locked in the trunk of their car when the gang's ringleader fatally shot them. Both. Bernard was a low ranking member of the gang and followed orders to set the car on fire. Federal officials executed shooter, Christopher V. Alva in September. They also moved to set an execution date for Bernard. Supporters of Bernard insist he had no idea the all the planned to shoot anyone. He was also only 18 at the time. That wasn't part of the original kidnapping. But prosecutors managed to convince a mostly white jury to send us both young black men to death. The majority of surviving jurors later changed their minds about Bernard. So did Angela Moore, a former U. S prosecutor who helped defeat Bernard's appeal. Mr Bernard was not planning on any kidnapping or killing to happen. Mr Real of Awas More wrote in an op ed in the Indianapolis star detailing her objections to Bernard's execution. That's when Kim Kardashian West got involved tweeting the essay to her nearly 70 million followers. Trump listens to West before he once hosted her in the White House alongside prisoners he had granted clemency. The Stars Support offered rare hope to an inmate scheduled to die under a Supreme Court stacked with death penalty supporters. Hours before the execution, Bernard's defense, added attorneys and Trump backers Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz to the team. They sought a 14 day stay to review the case. But any hope of Trump intervening, faded late Thursday. As prison officials gathered witnesses and the execution went forward Kardashian West took to Twitter soon after our system is so eft up, she said. The next federal execution is set for tonight. For NPR News. I'm George Hale and Terra Haute, Indiana.
"ken starr" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"A consent agreement. The consent agreement is a compromise between democrat pressure groups and republicans state officials. The voters have no say over this whatsoever and the person suing to get that consent agreement or some of these agreements was a guy named marc. Elias marc elias. Hillary clinton campaign lawyer. He was also the guy who arranged for fusion. Gps to write the russia dossier back in two thousand sixteen. He came back in twenty twenty and started suing all over the place to force. These changes to the rules. Which i would agree are unconstitutional. So the same cast of villains came out again and we were warning about this during the whole election. It's not like it's just sour grapes. After the election you are warning about it. We were warning about it. Article after article saying hey wake up the guy behind. The russia dossiers also suing all these battleground states to change their rules. And you the people have nothing to say about it. The problem is is that we can send men to the moon and bring them home We have all of the other states. And they're impacted. And frankly disenfranchised i think would be the right word for it when other states don't follow either law or constitution or changing the rules after the game started to be played Or the making site agreements. That are unconstitutional and illegal. And that that is the fundamental legal argument of the supreme court is petitioned eight thousand times a year. They take maybe about eighty cases but when a when an issue of great importance such as this comes up and and i think they have an obligation to look at it. Let's say for a moment that they do. I actually think the odds are pretty decent. They might and if they do on the legal merits which is the way and constitutional merits. Any supreme court decision ought to be made. I think we win the argument. Now the question is does politics. Come into john roberts court yet again. Because i don't really have a lot of faith and confidence in the chief justice anymore. But we do have amy coney barrett we do have clarence thomas. We do have sam alito. We have neil gorsuch and cavenaugh still open question in my mind yet. But i mean you might have the votes there. If they follow the law and the constitution would do is it. Wouldn't quite overturn the election. What texas is asking the court to do is to send it back to the state legislatures now. Those state legislatures could still decide to give electoral votes to joe biden. But at least at some point there would be accountability right now. There's no accountability. Because these rules were just changed outside of the state legislatures outside of the laws. And there's no accountability and voters are going to lose faith in the system if you elect these people and they write these laws and they pass these laws and then the rules change in the middle of the game because the democrats have a lawyer who's willing to sue or they have interest groups that are able to get these consent decrees. That's what people are infuriated by. People can actually accept a loss if it's a free and fair election if there's accountability right now. There isn't any so. I think the supreme court has enough justices alito. I think wants to take the case. Clarence thomas wants to take the case. I think you've got enough people there who are at least gonna wanna weigh in on the constitutional issues again it. It might not change the result in the election. We'll have to see. But i do think that sending it back to the state legislatures. Where's accountability. At least you can hold these politicians accountable for what they decide to do. I think that's a step towards restoring public trust quick break right back more with jamychal pollock and will preview the top of the hour..
'VPR' Star Lala Kent Preps for the Oscars
"As I head into my weekend. I've got one thing and one thing only on the mind and that is the fact that Lalla Ah Ken Starr of Vander Rules is going to the Oscars. Probably she's at least going to the after parties and I personally can't wait. I I mean obviously I watched the Oscars every year because the Oscars are like my sports. But I'm going to be watching extra closely this year. Just so I can get a screen. Shot of La Woah like sitting in the very back row of the Oscars. I wonder what she'll wear. I bet she's Gonna I mean honestly she's GonNa look amazing. We stand someone promote her to real housewives so have beverly hills already come on
Impeachment trial of President Trump continues
"Baloney this is an effort to overturn the results of one election and to try to interfere in the coming election that begins today in Iowa and we believe that the only proper resolved before applying the golden rule of impeachment if for plying the rules of impeachment that were so eloquently stated by members of the Democratic Party the last time we were here the only appropriate result here is to acquit the president and to leave it to the voters to choose their president White House counsel Patsy Bologna at closing arguments of the impeachment trial of president trump John McConnell is a professor at Georgetown law school what about this argument from the president's attorneys house managers argued quite the opposite so we Lofgren said today if the impeachment in election years was not to be our founders what is said no yes there is no exception written into the constitution for a certain kind of high crimes and misdemeanors that bear upon elections being off limits if anything I think the house managers have the stronger argument here namely that the very conduct at issue in this case bears upon the crowd credibility of our elections so it's not an argument to elect a president go ahead and campaign when he's shown himself to be untrustworthy and willing to to bend the rules and break them what about the appeals to the founders professor Mikhail that we kept hearing really from from both sides as they tried to to couch their their arguments within the the framework of the constitution yeah it's very telling that both sides really went for originalist arguments that it is in some sense it's a reflection of just how strong the gravitational pull of originalism has become in our political and legal culture neither side really took issue with the idea that the correct touchstone or the correct a measure of the impeachable info fences and high crimes and misdemeanors and so forth want to be what the founders intended or what they wrote into the document and apps revealing their other legal and constitutional issues where the the arguments would really go in another direction say for example what counts is cruel and unusual punishment where most persons agree that really the standards that ought to be applied in that kind of a context are contemporary standards not necessarily eighteenth century standards yeah and we kept hearing that from from the the democratic house managers that what the president was accused of is exactly what the the founders meant and certainly the opposite from from the other side which is it what what did the founders intended well does on this point it doesn't matter I think everyone thinks that the history at least matters whether or not it's dispositive I think of another question but really on this question again I have to side on the merits with what the house managers were arguing in the following sense the president's lawyers questioned whether abuse of power counts as a high crime and misdemeanor and they argue that it doesn't the problem with that is that the single most important impeachment that matter to the founders with the impeachment of a man named Warren Hastings in Great Britain it was happening in the British parliament at the very time that the constitution was drafted the chief prosecutor of Hastings was Edmund Burke of political theory fame who used to be incidentally a hero to American conservatives Edmund Burke is one of the people that they tend to look to for their founding ideals and ideas and Berks the peach impeachment Hastings makes quite clear that abuse of power was in fact a high crime and misdemeanor that was the language that was used in Great Britain in seventeen eighty six eighty seven eighty eight just at the time that the constitution was being drafted and ratified and we have evidence in the records of the constitutional convention that Hastings impeachment was discussed by the framers so it's really very hard for the president's lawyers to deny that the views of power is an impeachable offense or could count as a high crime and misdemeanor in light of this kind of historical evidence there was also this other argument we heard it from from can start that in a any invoke deflate gate he said we don't have depleted footballs that's one of the rules and and you guys didn't follow the rules pointing it at Democrats saying that this whole impeachment just wasn't proper ugh the end and you know it was a little rich to hear him to cry the age of the era of impeachment that in large part Ken Starr may of started but it is their real quick professor McCullough the did anything to his point no I don't think so I mean that the as you say that really was an exquisite case of the pot calling the kettle black but as as far as the substance of the matter the constitution it is very simple in the powers of delegates to the house to impeach and to the Senate to try impeachments there are no restrictions on how the house Kerry's that out that are written into the constitution and there are really only a couple of data points so the and
McConnell, Romney vie for influence over Trump's trial
"Just yesterday. Yesterday we talked about how Pam Bondi one of Donald Trump's defense lawyers is corrupt herself and she goes out there on the Senate floor and goes after after the Biden's for corruption when she took twenty five thousand dollars from the trump foundation and is now representing trump but more importantly dropped the investigation instigation into trump university Luckily they didn't drop that investigation in New York and trump ended up having to pay twenty two million dollar settlement because he defrauded students But this is this is what we're dealing with right. So whenever the media pretends like both sides are equal. It's infuriating because you have one side. That is not family lying to the American people but helping cover up Donald Trump's criminal activity in the White House so let's move on to some real corruption when it comes to this impeachment process new reporting indicates that Donald Trump's lawyers have given thousands of of dollars to Mitch McConnell who is obviously overseeing the Senate impeachment trial now. It seems as though there might be a conflict of interest there but we live in a country where I heard this type of bribery is legal. And so you end up with senators who don't serve the best interests of the country. They will sell the country out in order to maintain their your cozy little relationship with their donors. So let me give you the details of what's going on former independent counsel Ken Starr and Robert Ray who both investigated former president. The Bill Clinton ahead of his impeachment contributed thousands of dollars to Senate Majority Leader Mitch. McConnell last year before they joined the president's team so Star Star actually gave him twenty eight hundred dollars in July of last year and Ray gave him a fifty six hundred dollars in September of last year and and that's according to the Center for Responsive Politics which is trying to shed some light on what's going on some of the corrupt influences in the Senate impeachment trial in fact Senator Mitch McConnell was notoriously. Said this and he was very open and honest about it during a cable news appearance. Let's take a look everything I do during this yes I'm coordinating. With White House counsel there will be no difference between the president's position our position as to how to handle this. But we'll be working through through this process. Hopefully a fairly short period of time in total coordination with the White House counsel's office and the people who are representing the president in the Oil Senegal Exactly how we go forward. I'm going to coordinate with the president's lawyers so they won't be any difference between us on how to do this again. I'M GONNA take my cues from the from the presence lawyers. I'M GONNA take my cues from the president's lawyers because the president's lawyers have donated to my campaign and GotTa look out for their best insurance. Go Go ahead and sell the country out. It's this is this is this is our democracy.
"ken starr" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Ken Starr god bless you now he's gonna work out well kind of a snooze fest their enemy yeah he's got a very soon hello and and yeah using voice like a slow cadence to his voice it's not exciting to listen to them at all yeah things got a little bit better with Pam Bondi who did a lovely job explaining how this whole Biden story is so wack but really the star of the show if you will was Alan Dershowitz if you did not get a chance to see his hour long presentation I'm telling you what it's a lesson it's like getting a free Harvard law class yeah it and it was he's so entertaining yeah like there's something so he's so charismatic when he speaks and he's like actually a pleasure to listen to and he's not partisan and he's like and he loves his country and you can tell that he really does yeah Hey so he's doing here and he's doing all of what he's doing because of that like I really do believe that yeah it was a it was a phenomenal presentation and it was like one the end times would give you all the feels you know when he would talk about his love of country yeah but then also I don't know how you could watch it as any of the senders Democrat or Republican I don't know how you watch that and think that this is that impeachment should happen yeah well I think it's some of them probably have riding of the brain because of tedious right you know it is a serious disease it's it's almost like mad cow yeah not even kidding it's it it's like eats away at your brains yeah he's away your brain and you can't think clearly anymore and so I I I I think a lot of these people already have made up their mind regardless yeah they will listen to have to listen to the logic and they can't hear the logic and I mean he was full of logic yeah we've got a couple real quick clips and obviously this isn't this doesn't give you nearly enough it and as much as you should see I highly recommend if you haven't taken our to watch it watch it here is just I think we've got is in a part of his intro and then the part where he talks about what this Bolton revelation meant take a listen it's a great honor for me to stand before you today to present a constitutional argument against the impeachment and removal not only of this president but a whole and any future presidents who may be charged with the on constitutional grounds of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress I stand before you today as a student in nineteen seventy three in nineteen seventy four for the protection of the constitutional and procedural rights of Richard Nixon I personally aboard and whose impeachment I personally favored and as I stood for the rights of Bill Clinton who I admired and whose impeachment I strongly oppose I stand against the application and misapplication of the constitutional criteria in every case and against any president without regard to whether I support his or her party's our policies I would be making the very same constitutional argument.
Pressure grows on Republican senators to call Bolton as witness
"Senators faced mounting pressure yesterday to summon John Bolton to testify. Donald Trump's impeachment impeachment trial even as trump's lawyers brushed past extraordinary new allegations from trump's former national security adviser and focused instead Ed undisputed facts and historical arguments for acquittal outside the Senate Chamber Republicans grappled with claims in a forthcoming book from Bolton that undercut a key defence argument that trump never tied withholding military aid to Ukraine and he's demand that the country help investigate eight political rival. Joe Biden Michael Papura. A deputy White House counsel argued that trump had legitimate reason to be concerned about corruption option in Ukraine and in any event ultimately released the aid without the country committing to investigations. The President Wanted Democrats. Say Trump did so only after a whistle blower submitted a complaint about the episode White House counsel. Ken Starr the moaned. What he said was an age? Age of impeachment impeachment he said requires both an actual crime and a genuine national consensus that the president must go. Neither the exists here star claimed the lawyers also defended. The actions of Rudy Giuliani. The president's personal lawyer whose efforts pressing pressing for the binds an investigation helps leads to the firing of the American Ambassador to Ukraine Republican senators face a pivotal moment and pressure is mounting for at least four to buck. GOP leaders and form a bipartisan majority to force the issue. Republicans hold a fifty the three forty-seven majority John Bolton's relevance to our decision has become increasingly cleared. GOP Senator Mitch. Romney of Utah told reporters autres senator. Susan Collins of Maine says she has always wanted the opportunity for witnesses and the report about Bolton's book strengthens the case. He's Senate Majority Leader Mitch. McConnell appeared unmoved telling Republicans at a closed lunch yesterday they would take stock off off to the defense team concludes arguments. Democrats argued their side the impeachment case for three days last week warning that trump will persist in abusing his power and endangering American democracy unless Congress intervenes to remove him before the twenty twenty
Bolton allegation roils Trump impeachment trial
"The Senate's been getting a history lesson from manned directly tied to the last presidential impeachment effort like war impeachment is hell former independent counsel Ken Starr's investigation of president Clinton led to the house impeaching Clinton he's now on president trump's legal team and says there's nothing more to visit for the nation those of us who lives for the Clinton impeachment understand that star told the Senate impeachment requires two things in actual crime and that genuine national consensus that the president must go away he says neither exists in this case and after just one presidential impeachment in the nation's first two hundred years Congress is now too quick to act we're living in what I think can aptly be described as the age of impeachment one democratic senator calls that absurd and quite rich coming from Ken Starr Sager make Donnie Washington
Trump’s impeachment trial - Day 3
"All right famed attorney royal Oakes attorney to the stars and a prominent legal analyst a regular here on a land of evening news is with us day three of the impeachment trial royal always good to speak with you my friend welcome back good to talk to you and I never thought I'd feel sorry for United States senators but I'm starting to feel that way after their twelve hour plus days with no cell phone they can't say a word and listening to the speakers essentially regurgitate the same message over and over it's going to be a little tedious for them yeah absolutely and just a little side note you probably heard that they're only allowed to have water or milk in the on the Senate floor as well no caffeine making it even more difficult this is only the third impeachment trial in the Senate ever so there is really no mold or model to go by royal right everybody is saying the Clinton rules this is how we did it with Bill Clinton this is how we should do it here but from a real court room perspective what do you think about how this is going well it's hard to think of it if from a real courtrooms perspective because it's so different for example here Chief Justice John Roberts is kind of ceremonial he can be overruled at any point on any issue by a majority of the Senate and so yeah it's it's hard to think of it in those terms of the jury of course instead of middle Boris we picking people who can be objective you've got a hundred people who are political animals you gotta figure that pretty much already made up their minds you covered the president Clinton impeachment what do you think about Donald trump's legal team especially Ken Starr it was amazing that he would hire somebody a few days before the trial I know these guys are brilliant lawyers but you know when you get ready for trial you're totally immersing yourself like a tea bag into this soup of evidence and it's amazing to think that they don't have to be able to get up to speed that quickly and when you compare to Clinton of course you suggest that's the model where you have some deposition testimony videotaped of Monica Lewinsky back then in a couple of other witnesses and then it was played on TV for the senators that's what Mitch McConnell I think is hoping for you to know what this is we're just a few video tech with this is to keep this thing a short and sweet as possible and going back to the two original charges when the house passed the impeachment charges against president trump abuse of power and obstruction of Congress and what we're hearing from a lot of our listeners and what we're hearing from Republicans is that the obstruction of Congress is not a real crimes or it's certainly not an impeachable offense is that true well you know what it boils down to is that there are no clear guidelines as to what is impeachment worth it now if you argue that it has to be a crime literally on the criminal law statute books then there's a good argument to trump didn't commit a formal crime but the Democrats believe that something is generic and anymore this is abuse of power is a legitimate basis for impeachment we'll see what the senator said but probably more importantly was hit with the voters say in November there's no jury here but they do have to convince the Senate which is ultimately the jury that the president did abuse his power it's a subject of thing doubly subjective very political and of course let's face it realistically the Democrats down fifty three to forty seven in the Senate to convict you have to have a two thirds vote or sixty seven where are they going to get twenty Republican senators to vote for conviction is just not going to happen unless a nixonian smoking gun piece of evidence emerges it's kind of for show it's a made for television production with the Democrats hoping that it will sink into the voting public and influenced or voted November all right royal oaks with us from Los Angeles royal thank you as always okay if you take
Comparing the impeachment trials of President Clinton and President Trump
"Right now on Capitol Hill ahead of the one PM eastern resumption of the Senate impeachment trial of president trump some Senate Republicans are holding a news conference led by Lindsey Graham South Carolina chair of the Judiciary Committee thank you all very much observations about yesterday it was a long day but that's okay a lot of Americans have long days a couple things I've been involved into impeachment trials this is the second one I just want to make an observation here what the house managers were proposing yesterday is basically destroy the institution of the presidency as we know it make it make it when it comes to the partisan impeachment not have a venue to go to court and litigate privileges at the end of an exercise our prior presence when it comes to Donald Trump willing to destroy the institution of the office in the name of getting him so bottom line the Clinton impeachment was conducted by outside counsel there's not here Ken Starr spent five years investigating the president before we took up the matter in the house the president was allowed to cross examining Ken Starr at the house Judiciary Committee he recommended eleven grounds for impeachment and president Clinton utilize the court's extensively on his behalf Robert Mull was an outside counsel appointed to investigate this press I want the public to note that this president cooperated with Mister Miller he turned over million documents his lawyer testified for thirty hours and after two years of investigation with nineteen lawyers forty F. B. I. agents two thousand subpoenas and five hundred search warrants they decided to take no action they said there was no collusion between the trump campaign and the Russian government when it came to obstruction of justice they did not recommend any action I thought that would be the end of actually introduce legislation to say that Robert Muller cannot be removed accept the call because the president felt like the motor investigation was of which I did not the present was frustrated because he said he did nothing wrong I can understand that but it was important for me to make sure that the country would have somebody to look at these allegations Ross are very serious and I supported Mahler's ability to look any work for a long time and I thought it would be over Mr Shipp said yesterday what they did in the house was just like what we did with Clint that is absolutely untrue from the time they authorized impeachment it took forty eight days not two years with Mahler not five years like Clint the forty eight days the fact finding process was done in the Intel committee now the Judiciary Committee the present was denied the right to cancel the Intel committee and could not request with they spent one day in the Judiciary Committee go back and look at the tapes of how long can start testified before the Senate excuse me the house Judiciary Committee of which I was a far what we've done for the first time in American history isn't Peter president without outside counsel and all in a forty eight day period well here's what struck me the most where the house manager said reason we didn't go to court we don't want to go through the courts is that we can engage in before the election they withdrew from the Cumberland cover of the dead the national security adviser case where the dead the national security adviser what course to tell me what to do judge the house actually withdrew the subpoena because they didn't want the court process to stop the impeachment trial they would have the United States Senate create an impeachment process where the president would not be allowed to go to article three court to argue privileges that have been argued in every other impeachment trial and have been argued by president since George Washington that would destroy the institution of the presidency as we know it what would it do it would allow a handful any three hundred plus million country people all along partisan lines ten PH a president without independent judiciary the before I came here I used to try cases we have a lot of good lawyers in this body all I can say is that when the court date was set and if I showed up and asked for a bunch of subpoenas and documents to be produced on the day of trial that I had not pursued before the trial in any serious way how to get tossed out what do we do yesterday exactly what happened in the Clinton impeachment trial we're going to hear the house's gate the president's response we're going to ask questions then we'll decide among ourselves do we want to know anything yesterday was about eleven hours of them telling us how bad their case was in my view they did not pursue these witnesses because they knew the president what's the judiciary very us and it literally would stop them impeaching him before the election so the only thing I can tell the American people when it comes to replacing those present nine months plus from the election you got an up hill battle with me because I really do believe that the best person group of people to pick a president are the voters not a bunch of partisan politicians senator Lindsey Graham every day we're here doing this is a day were taken away from doing things that really matter so when they say it was like Clinton no when they say the court's really have no place in impeachment that's all going to be done by the house and the Senate without any independent judicial review god help us all center Steve Daines of Montana we had a lot of time last night thank some twelve hours on the floor of the US Senate is the first impeachment trial I've been through senator Graham is the experience that is his prior political life it reminded me of when I went to high school in Bozeman Montana if I turned in a term paper he was half complete my teacher toss it back to me they didn't get it done is incomplete probably give it up and say it's a complete try yeah that's why I felt like we saw last night was an incomplete case I have not done a complete homework you're my enemy what Nancy posted back in two thousand ten on the Obama care is that first we got a pass to find out was it it feels like what happened last night they had a rush this through the house just get over to the Senate we'll find out what's really in try to fix a fair let me remind you remind all of us in two hundred forty four years of history of this great country United States Senate has never remove a president from office never you look at the two trials for presence but we have had in the Senate over the course of our history President Johnson eighteen sixty of course president Clinton nineteen ninety nine what's unique about this impeachment trial versus the other two the other two both had crimes alleged in the impeachment articles president trump does not the other two impeachment trials had bipartisan support coming out of the house president trump impeachment coming out of the house did not first time I've ever seen there were many things that I agreed with with with a German never said last night but he did say some and I hope everybody hurts actually back to the Clinton days was it and I will paraphrase it and god help us if we ever purely partisan basis numbers work back then were wives and I hope you would see them today this is the most hardest impeachment process ever seen a history of this great country no crimes alleged in the trunk articles not bipartisan in a very important final point is if you look for the Democrats are asking United States Senate to do is to remove president trump from office and to bar him from ever holding office again was also unique about this trial versus president when this is done in an election it's really big the fundamental question as well is to the United States Senate the side the two thousand twenty election and overturn a two thousand sixteen election by removing this president from office I put the trust in the voters of this country they should have that say not the nicest
Ken Starr Baylor University Scandal
"Ken Starr is best known for his investigation that helped lead to the impeachment of president Bill Clinton and now he'll be playing a part in the defense of president trump during his impeachment trial in between these chapters in presidential impeachment store worked for six years as president of Baylor University in Texas which is the nation's largest Baptist university and where he was forced out over his handling of sexual assault scandals we're joined now by Paula Levin an investigative reporter for ESPN who wrote a book about the scandal welcome thank you so I want you to bring us back to twenty ten when Ken Starr first became president of Baylor University what brought him there like what were the university's aspirations when they picked him to lead them was an interesting choice I mean he was not someone who had history with with Baylor but he was a big name and they were looking to raise their profile and to raise more money for the university and thought that bringing him in would would really appeal to the donors and he had a Christian background it was a very important aspect for how they ran the university and they were really hoping that he could bring them into the next chapter will publicity is certainly what thank god in twenty fifteen when things drastically changed when scandal first hit the national headlines because a football player at Baylor was convicted of sexual assault can tell us what happened there right so football player Sam echo what she was convicted of sexual assault and why it raise some eyebrows more so than some other cases was that he had previously been cleared by university investigation which actually would have a lower burden of proof in a criminal conviction and what the media and others came up with were additional reports of sexual assaults involving football players that led to an internal investigation and then what the media and those investigators found was that Baylor's failure to address sexual violence was not just a problem with the football program it was a campus wide issue that even getting worse over the years women being silenced victim blames retaliated against this so this leads to may twenty sixteen the border regions decides to fire head football coach art Briles they suspend the athletic director and they demote Ken Starr he'd later that summer steps down from all of his rolls of Baylor and departs so what do we know about whatever personal role Ken Starr had in this scandal did he play personal well I think Ken Starr's role was one of someone who was responsible for making sure that this got addressed to Baylor bites dropped the ball on that a good example of that is that federal guidelines required the university to appoint someone to title nine coordinator and so he does that but he gives that job to someone who was handling human resources and who already had a full time job and who's not really equipped to to deal with that just doesn't make it a priority does what's in his position that he didn't know so many women were coming forward with reports of sexual sorrow he didn't know what happened to those reports of sexual assault well right so after this all played out that's it that's what he was saying is like I wasn't aware that all of this was happening and how serious this all was and a lot of what happened with his discussions and and the border regions when he was demoted has not come out because they've both sides agreed to keep silent about a lot of that but at the end of the day no one has ever come forward and said that he specifically knew about a case of sexual assault that he covered after that he had a role in covering up and and that is important it's more that he was sort of out to lunch on the issue big picture so what is Baylor University done to address the culture that led to the scandal I would say that there are people who say it hasn't gone far enough and that there are still issues I mean I they did have a massive turnover best you know Ken Starr leaving athletic director Briles and then after that it and number of other people at lower levels but I think something that's important to mention is that they're still alive loose sense of this there are multiple women who filed title nine gender discrimination lawsuits against Baylor some of those are still pending but another thing to keep in mind is that there were a number of entities that launched investigations including the US department of education and that investigation is still
Trump defenders push 'no crime' as Democrats seek removal
"For and against president trump or digging in on whether a crime is required for his conviction and removal on whether witnesses will be called the Senate impeachment trial CBS news correspondent Ben Tracy says the ground rules still aren't set but we have a pretty good idea of how things will go the president spent the weekend at his club in Florida where he appeared to be in good spirits his legal team which now includes former Clinton special prosecutor Ken Starr and constitutional law professor Alan Dershowitz plans to argue the president did not break any laws in withholding aid from Ukraine and that he was within his constitutional rights to refuse congress' demands for documents and witnesses the seven house managers are expected to do a walk through the Senate chamber tomorrow around lunch time
Trump adds Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz to impeachment defense team
"The president's legal team has eight members it includes constitutional law professor Alan Dershowitz former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and former whitewater prosecutors can store in
Who's on Trump's impeachment legal team? Here's the list.
"To big legal names are now joining the defense team and president Donald Trump Senate impeachment trial Ken Starr the prosecutor whose investigation two decades ago resulted in the impeachment of Bill Clinton is now representing the president also former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said he will deliver constitutional arguments meant to shield trump from allegations that he abused his
Impeachment managers will release legal brief ahead of Senate trial
"With the Senate impeachment trial set to resume Tuesday president trump has made some additions to his legal team they include former independent counsel Ken Starr and retired Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz Democrats meanwhile have released more documents from love partners the indicted associate of Rudy guiliani they also face a deadline of this evening the file a brief on why the president should be
Who's on Trump's impeachment legal team? Here's the list.
"The trump administration is assembling its legal team had a next week Senate impeachment trial Alan Dershowitz one of those attorneys talking with Sean Hannity on fox news last night but one thing that's critically clear is that if the Democrats are allowed to call witnesses president trump's lawyers will have to be allowed to call witnesses and they're going to determine initially whether the witness is irrelevant on CNN all day they've been saying today that hunter Biden wouldn't be relevant but of course he be relevant if witnesses will call because the issue is was he corrupt president trump's legal team also includes former Baylor president Ken Starr the independent counsel during the clean Clinton impeachment trial former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and former White House prosecutor Robert
More of Trump's impeachment defense team announced
"What the Senate impeachment trial set to resume on Tuesday a couple of well known lawyers are joining president trump's defense team retired law professor Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr the independent counsel investigated
Who's who on Trump's legal team
"White House counsel pats of Bologna and the president's personal lawyer J. secular will lead the legal team joining them will be former independent counsel Ken Starr and Robert ray renowned defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Jane Raskin another of the president's personal lawyers boxes John decker the Senate
Trump's impeachment trial team: Who are the lawyers defending the president?
"And former independent counsel Kenneth Starr are among the team that are going to join president trump who else is on this team and what is the selection of this team what kind of signals is that sending about how the trump administration wants to defend itself among the others who were on the team we have Robert ray who took over for Ken Starr and actually wrote the report on the Clinton impeachment out and particularly about the affair with Monica Lewinsky who's had some reaction today on Twitter and we also have Pam Bondi who's been working for the White House as a communications person she is the former Attorney General of Florida she is actually a lawyer of course and she is going to be participating as well and several other people who have a lot of experience here including Jay Sekulow who has long been a trump lawyer and has been associated with many to conservative causes and is also frequently seen on fox as are all the other people that we have just mentioned so this is really a a a fox oriented team and a very real sense the president is presenting not only a legal defense against impeachment in the Senate he is also presenting a defense in the court of public opinion with a very strong emphasis on public opinion among
"ken starr" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"I counsel Ken Starr the former special prosecutor who did the background that led to the impeachment of president Clinton on the Lewinsky case I will also be a member of the team Alan Dershowitz the professor emeritus at Harvard University and one of the top three as his White House officials put a constitutional experts in the world will be on the team Robert ray the former whitewater prosecutor the former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi Angie Raskin not a household name but a very important player in the molar investigation oxes John Roberts at the White House White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley defending the choices made by the administration against criticism from Democrats as soon as we have now Sir what we were going to do and the people we were putting in place all of whom have sterling records are incredible legal minds scholars and all of their fields it you know they they come out and attack them they come out and attack of the team try to impugn their character as opposed to focusing on the issue at hand which is did the president do anything wrong on fox is the story with Martha McCallum as the twenty twenty presidential race begins to ramp up the Supreme Court has agreed to hear the so called faithless electors case over whether members of the electoral college must vote for the candidate that wins the popular vote in their state arguments will likely be heard in April and a decision could be issued by late June Virginia's highest court has upheld the ban on firearms in a pro gun rally set for Richmond next week the Ralph Northam had issued an executive order banning all weapons from the capitol grounds saying the state has received credible threats of armed militia groups storming the capitol that day America's listening on brought to you by ABC home and commercial services newsradio kale BJ on John Cooley a topping Austin's news life works in Austin based group that gives assistance to young homeless people was hoping to see an end to use almost this this year pre Williams of the indie community almost as coalition says he has full confidence that goal will be reached we've been working a steadfast with life works with Kerr toss of Austin with the safe alliance with the city three circle she says the city needs to invest heavily in affordable housing with the new U. S. Mexico Canada trade agreement heading to president Donald trump's desta Austin chamber of commerce is Dana Harris believes more businesses are breathing easier okay market has ability now all of our company now what they're dealing lance staying at a trade agreement that's in place and now they can move forward and the presence loss off presence in fifth street in downtown have new owners silly on property group is buying the property they tell the Austin business journal there's no set plans just yet but hit a building holler than the nearby frost tell work could be in the.
"ken starr" Discussed on Skullduggery
"Name. All of our listeners might remember was. The longtime business partner of Bill Clinton in the whitewater real estate deal after he was criminally convicted of fraud by Ken Starr he flipped and said that the president, then President Bill Clinton did have knowledge of a fraudulent loan to his then wife, Susan McDougal, and also encouraged him to hire Hillary Clinton, put her on retainer to represent his corrupt savings and loan. But guess what? James McDougal had no corroboration for his story. He was a convicted felon, and his story went nowhere and is now forgotten. So we, we don't know yet which direction the Michael Cohen story. What was castle Guerande day was one of the fraudulent real estate deals that was being investigated by Ken Starr well, we hung out with with McDougal down in Little Rock. Interesting character. Very interesting character. And there were a lot of interesting characters who are around at the time including rod Rosenstein who was on the Ken Starr prosecution team that convicted James McDougal. Hunter. I'm sorry, we've clips you with our own kibitzing, but appreciate your time here on skulduggery. Michael. I could listen to you talk about whitewater. Dan toast Uris you're a sick and desperate hunter. All right. Thanks, enter. Thanks guys. We'll be back with more skulduggery. And now we are joined by our special guests, Sam Nunn Bergh a guy with a truly unique perspective on the president and Trump world in general. Sam, welcome to skulduggery destroy is an honor. Let me explain this. Somebody up in lived politics, and of course you know, Michael Isikoff is one of the major enemies at the right. You know, obviously because he helped Hillary, you help Bill Clinton when you covered up the The other. other major enemy of the Clintons during the little toy so fun. It's always so funny because too, because the way the way Republicans covering he was my colleague, CLYDE men. Here he the way Republicans cover it. Your enemy of them. Yeah, and your, but and then of course the left eight you, you can never win, right, equal, equal opportunity by the way, I thought you were going to say it's an honor as someone who's been involved in a lot of political skulduggery over the course of my career. Well, that's another way to say. We're going to get into that by the way, is somebody who's listening to this podcast and write and read the Russian relented and had to talk about, okay, jed drunk drinking game. You gotta open. Bourbon. And who had to talk about Michael Isikoff both in my voluntary ingrained jury testimony. So Ooh, I want to hear about that. We'll get to that just to just to sort of buttonhole this. We are the enemy of whoever is in power. That's right. That's the mantra..
"ken starr" Discussed on Skullduggery
"Gates clearly knew about kalinic's ties a couple of other quick stories before we get to ken starr the what i think is a is a wild card out there judge federal judge in maryland gave a green light for the emoluments lawsuit brought by the attorneys general in maryland and dc to proceed this is the case that says that trump by maintaining his interest in the trump organization is violating the constitutional clause that forbids payments from foreign governments i think this is a wild card it's a big one because if we get to the point where the democrats take back control of the house in november which does seem like a very real possibility at this point impeachment is going to be right up there at the top of the agenda and i always believed that the if the democrats go that route and is good reason to think they will they're going to want it to be bout more than russia and emoluments the violation of the emoluments clause of the constitution is is very likely to be one of the articles of impeachment a federal judge saying there's grounds to do this they don't wanna hang it all on this russia story they want to paint a picture of a corrupt presidency exact and this is another way to get to it now we should say that i think this case was narrowed to just the trump international hotel in washington it's a little bit less broad than it had originally been brought and also there are conflicting decisions by federal judges but this allows it to go forward and that gives the democrats probably what they need right and also the plaintiffs the opportunity potentially to take discuss cover to get records on the trump organization and then finally we can't we would be remiss if we did not.
"ken starr" Discussed on Skullduggery
"Yeah and and you know this is you know there had been some reporting that trump had asked about pardons he's been you know talking to his lawyers about it but this is kind of stunning and raises all sorts of questions about how it could actually fit into muller's investigation itself obstruction look i mean if you float the idea of pardoning a key witness somebody who muller wants to hear the unvarnished truth from you are arguably impeding with muller's investigation it does put a new twist on the story we broke last year just about this time flynn is having dinner just about this time of year ago march of last year having dinner with some close friends and then tells them afterwards he just gotten a message from president trump telling him to quote stay strong those words stay strong now given the the pardon by because it has has new meaning what's maybe implied in that message from trump is stay strong and we'll take care of you now there's just quickly one other thing i say quickly which is that you know if this should become part of muller's obstruction investigation raises the kind of intriguing possibility that john dowd becomes a witness in this case and of course muller has you know he's been pretty aggressive when it comes to sort of the attorney client privilege and and exceptions to that as as was should point out our guest today ken starr when he had a similar job right independent counsel just a couple of other stories worth mentioning.