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James Comey and Truth in Government
"Joe klein joins us now to talk about a new book. From james comey. It's called saving justice truth. Transparency and trust. Joe thanks for being here screwed to be with you. All right joe. You don't need any introduction but for those who are not familiar with. Joey is a former writer for the new yorker former columnist for time magazine author of many many books including perhaps most famously when that did not appear with his byline primary colors And a follow up novel running meat and this week he reviews for us at james. Comey's second book so the obvious question. I have to ask i is. How does this book differ from his previous book. Well it doesn't differ very much at all actually except for one thing. He rehearses all of the confrontations he had with donald trump in both books but in the second book he places that in the context of the need for truth and transparency in government. Which i think is a valuable thing. The book is the repetition of the first book but it's not an insignificant repetition because of the the context that he now placed it so the first book higher loyalty was kind of hybrid memoir both from his earlier days as a prosecutor in the department of justice and then for his brief period at the doj under trump but it was also kind of manifesto about justice. It feels like on the surface this new book saving justice is kind of exactly the same thing. Well yeah it is. It is the same thing and it's obviously something that cody feels very strongly about. But i think you know the important thing here is his view of justice and his view of the fbi remember he was the fbi director. Whom trump fired because he allowed the russian investigation continue which resulted after he was fired in the hiring. A bob muller as special investigator but komi has a very distinctive view of justice. And i and its ecclesiastical he sees the members of the justice department all the way down to assisted. Da's out in the country as being part of a sacred priesthood sworn to absolute honesty to complete probity to conducting the business in entirely facts based and nonpartisan manner and you can see how that might conflict with donald trump right. Does he talk about what's happened at the department of justice since his departure. He doesn't talk about that all that much except to say that it has been corrupted by trump trump spent the last four years trying to make it into a partisan weapon to go after his enemies in. Kobe is appalled by that. One of the things that you do in your review is draw the distinctions between trump's view of justice and company's point of view. Is that something that komi himself dozen. The boker was that you. He doesn't to a certain extent. But i teased it out a little bit from me. The most important thing that is kind of gone overlooked about trump if anything can be said to have been overlooked is his view of the world which came out in the second debate with joe biden where he said only low. Iq refugees showed up for their refugee hearings in other words. The smart ones absconded. Only stupid people abide by the laws. Smart people get around it. Only stupid people pay off their creditors. Smart people stiffen and that is donald trump's operating philosophy and unfortunately it seems to be the operating philosophy a lot of his followers and that stands in direct contravention of commes operating philosophy. Which is you gotta tell the truth. I don't think you could find two more temperamentally opposite. People trump and komi. But what's interesting at least in the little bit of this book that i read it seems is a slight shift in tone from the last book i mean in part it seems like he's he is trying to draw contrast he opens up the book with donald trump sort of leaning back in his chair and telling him that putin showed off to him apparently about russia having the best prostitutes in the world. And he's telling that james comey. Yeah that would not go over very well. Comas is a religious catholic and And as i said he's religious about the notion of justice and truth. I mean he tells a story about his early days as a us district attorney where he was working a drug case and he had a government informant named vinny and it turned out that they put vinnie in the witness protection program and vinnie took the opportunity to get married. The problem is that he was also married in his former life which meant he was now a bigamist which is a crime and komi says that it was his absolute responsibility. Even though the bigamy had nothing to do with the drug case in question to tell the other side the defendant's lawyers that vinnie was a bigamist. And that shows you the degree to which komi will go in the defense of the truth almost to the point of myopia. I
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"That's all of the community news. We've got time for this week now. It's time for some news headlines. Martin won't you been reading in the headlines this week. Oh i have been. Wallowing in. Internet drama is read with interest that the twin galaxies herve struck back at billy mitchell's frivolous claims about his high school's on such games as donkey kong and pacman. So we've discussed this before something to do with the documentary code king of komi is that right. We have yeah was he was earlier this year. We discussed this. Yep i i wasn't sure i mean all these memories blend into one this year as tight about a decade to elapse am. I couldn't remember. This season allows season. But yes this is one of those intimate dramas. I just can't rindge my sofa away from but yes twin. Galaxies have rebutted Billy mitchell's claims quite aggressively. Which which they've not done before and they've really sort of laid back he's stating that mitchell lacks the requisite natural skill ability to be the greatest video game player of all time goal getting personal thirty people. Alex is website and organization that hosts the rankings for people. Doing things like speed runs fastest ticket game a high scoring whatever whatever game so the guinness book of records survey. Yes yes yeah. I believe twin galaxies. the organization was sold recently. Didn't somebody buy in galaxies. And that's what's triggered by bite back against billy mitchell. This all stems
EPISODE 35: Election Fraud / Interference - The Facts, The History & The Conspiracy Theory - burst 02
"It got me thinking back to twenty seventeen And it was about one hundred twenty days into president. Trump's presidency and i wrote an article on statecraft was over dot com called plot. Twist the komi in in it. I kind of touched on a scenario. That i thought was intriguing and it was right around the time that memo's were coming about For komi where the left was just so hard up to try and find something anything they can impeach president trump on and They're at that point in time. The democrats were demanding. Memo's be released in an investigation launched and impeachment proceedings to start and so i theorized in that article that you know what if blinded by their absolute rage over losing the election in november and doing whatever it takes to get president trump out of the white house they now have inadvertently exposed information within other memos comey may have made because they wanted to make all of comey's memo's pop public record right at the time it was all about how komi keeps these immaculate notes on everything and anything he does. It was the whole reason why after he was president trump that one day he immediately went out to his car grabbed laptop and started writing out notes from that from that meeting that everybody wanted where he's a take it easy anyway but that opened the door to all of comey's memo's well at the time and of course s things played out. You know we. We got access to some of them but not all of them and you know it really did kind of turn on the democrats what i thought because know i made the point. Could you imagine the look on president trump's face if he were to be exonerated of any wrongdoing which did happen right. He did get impeached but at the same point in time he got acquitted as well because there was no wrongdoing. Even the molar report showed that there was no wrongdoing. And you know those four hundred and forty eight pages are out there. There's very very little redacted to muller's credit into Ag bars credit there was very little redacted in that document. So you can actually go out and see. Just how much of the report was there. And there was no russian collusion which we knew all along well. Those of us who knew president trump knew all along but i wrote in the plot twists. The komi memo's back in two thousand seventeen and linked to it so you guys can go back and take a look at it if you want to. It's a short article to like a minute and a half to read. But anyway you know if i made the point that if he was exonerated of any wrongdoing and then to add insult to injury for the democratic party that You know they actually exposed through those memos and documents wrongdoing done by the democrats in thereby getting hillary clinton locked up right which you know we finding out now. Due to release of memos that were done earlier this year. But that's exactly what happened. That this whole russian collusion story that chased or that was held over a president trump ted for two years and You know hindered. His presidency in the beginning was all made up and fabricated by hillary. So in prepping for this week's podcast. I was thinking about that and so i wanted to kind of lay out since two thousand seventeen when i wrote that my gut knee joking reaction was actually right just took a while for it to pan out took almost four years for it to pan out but i was right. I wanted to talk about the election fraud now. Obviously we don't have four years to have this one pan out and president trump is running out of time and it's looking more and more likely that we will have a biden harris administration As much as it pains me to say. I
The First Thing Democrats Must Do if They Sweep Election Day
"Any moment now in fact, by the time, you hear this. Republicans may have already approved Amy Komi Barrett to be the next Supreme Court justice she. Might literally be the single most conservative person on the Supreme Court. Certainly, she will be as conservative as Clarence Thomas. She's an ultra conservative and has never hidden that that's why she's so popular among conservatives. And All of a sudden. Donald trump in a single term. Will have appointed more Supreme Court justices than Barack was able to do in two full terms. he in fact, will have appointed more supreme. Court justices than most presidents ever get to do. And Republicans are now doing the very thing they said just could not be done. In the final year of Barack Obama's administration. But here we are. I've talked about in many times they don't play by the same rules. They're not even playing the same game to F. The rules. These are these are two completely different games and. There are options. There are basically no options left at this point. To stop this nomination and Democrats. Have made it clear that they don't even really have. Democrats in the Senate Particularly, Democrats on the judiciary have made it clear that they don't really even have the guts to stop the nomination. There were many things they could have done to slow it down and and they chose basically none of them just even procedural things to delay it. But here we are and she is about to be approved by. The Republican Senate and I could even talk to you about where Democrats fumbled the ball to continue to give Republicans the Senate. But the. That are left at this point. Are Really going to require. Democrats to win the Senate majority. Joe Biden to win the White House and Democrats to keep the house. and. If those three things happen if Democrats control the House, the Senate and the presidency. Which is Democrats will keep control of the house. So you know put that to the side. They are enough of them running that will win their seats and keep their their majority and maybe even strengthening. Whether or not Democrats flip the Senate. And take the White House. It's still up in the air I mean voting is going to have to continue at a frenetic pace. Between a Noun Election Day election day will have to be huge. And and it's possible. But if those three things happen, there are then. Multiple. Very serious systemic. Changes, that have to be considered. And I, think in a lot of ways we have to look at what Chile just did as you may know. As you may or may not have seen. It got very little coverage in the mainstream American media but late, last night nearly eighty percent of all people in the country Chile. Voted to be able to completely rewrite their constitution. MEAN A. Picture major deal it was written nearly one hundred and fifty years ago. Of course, not only by all men, but it was written during the age of of a dictator. And now they have an opportunity to seriously shape shifted into something that is beautiful inequitable. I want to tell you right after the break some of the necessary changes. That our country and our government can can undertake do I think that we will. Overhaul our constitution. No probably I wish I. Wish It'd be a beautiful thing.
Senate to confirm Trump's Supreme Court nominee a week ahead of Election Day
"Later today if you Senate majority leader Mitch, McConnell's predictions proved accurate the US Senate will vote to confirm amy coming Barrett to the US Supreme Court Bar will be the judge that the Republican Party has been able to put on the bench during President Donald Trump's term, and while she may not be the controversial of these herself her. Confirmation is the Republicans have breezily disregarded the convention which they invoked for years go to keep a barrack Obama nominee from even having confirmation hearings on joined with more on this by Christian mcnichols news editor and Claude Harrington associate professor of American politics at Montfort University. Claude first of all is this now actually a done deal is they the remotest chance at all Barrett doesn't get put on the bench? I think it's. All bots jail she seems to be there I. IT's. It's quite staggering to see how fast. The process can move when people actually wanted to unlike 'em time round as you mentioned just a moment ago. So yeah, I would say unnecess- some unanticipated and catastrophe she's had. Chris, the Republicans hypocrisy here is mildly staggering MRIs, of course, the same Republican Party that four years ago clutched polls and affected vipers at the very idea of even holding confirmation hearings for Merrick. Garland who Barack Obama wished to put on the court in the last year of his presidency they going to do this about a week out from a presidential election. But this isn't what justifies the trump thing in the as far as the Republican establishment is concerned absolutely I mean I think the issue is if you look at this from a purely political perspective taking out the the hypocrisy argument if you will Mitch McConnell and the Republicans in the Senate have achieved. What they wanted to achieve and they have, they have given people who voted for Donald Trump essentially what they wanted I think you can divide those who voted for Donald Trump in two thousand sixteen obviously into many different camps. But there were there were those who voted for trump himself. But then there were many who simply voted for a Republican with this in mind with the idea in minded, they would be able. Influence. The Supreme Court for decades to come remember as you said at the beginning Obama was denied I'm nominee that meant that there was a vacant spot open right when Donald trump was elected president, which was then filled and that in itself would have been a dramatic swing in the other direction. So we shouldn't forget that it was a very conservative Justice Antonin Scalia who had passed away or shortly before the two thousand sixteen. Election. So we have seen a dramatic shift in the court compared to what would have happened if Hillary Clinton had been elected president and so in that sense. Yes. From a purely political perspective, the Senate Mitch McConnell who is a traditional Republican was You could argue very much power political individual who was willing to stomach donald trump and some of his politics because he knew that this is what he would be able to achieve. At once amy conybeare. At ease confirmed, that will give the Supreme Court, a six three conservative majority. Now, that's not absolutely set in stone Supreme Court justices have been known to have minds of their own from time to time, but is it possible from distance to assess what difference that could make to American politics for as Chris quite rightly points out potentially decades ahead of us. Yes I think that that's absolutely not an overstatement to to to to say how significant this is. You know what they did. There would be an ideological. Conservative majority from this point on and. There's a couple of things I suppose one is. What it might mean in terms of what's coming before the court you know in the short to medium term I mean there are. Big issues coming down the road to do you know things on climate change on immigration and other major. Political stumbling blocks the one that's coming soon as I really am the one that's going to get the most attention for the moment is a vote on the for care act and that is coming before the courtroom, November and it's about rather than the the. Statute in its entirety is to be deemed unconstitutional or can can parts of it be on picked now? Komi Bats. Take on. This is going to be enormously important because if there is a possibility that's M obamacare in its entirety could be undermined and that's that's a fairly enormous moment. I think for the country not least when it's in the the grip ave, a public health crisis. Chris at the top of the show, we did play a quote by senator. McConnell which struck me as slightly all I don't know whether he misspoke or just found himself saying the quiet out loud. But he said a lot of what we've done over the last four years. We'll be undone sooner or later by the next election is that Mitch McConnell assuming or perhaps even hoping that trump gets beaten next Tuesday It wasn't interesting remark wasn't it? It's it's hard to say I think there might be a little bit of that in in his remarks you can read into it I do think more importantly though his comment related to what I was saying earlier I would argue that he is making this case almost a gloating case to say you can undo whenever you win whether it is in November as the polls suggest. Currently or not you can. You can undo much of what we did in the four years in electoral terms in legislative terms I should say, but you cannot undo what we've done on the court that will remain that will remain something that stays for a long period of time. The one thing I just wanted to say on that as well. I think it will be interesting with this conservative majority To really see how aggressively they go after that to to Mitch McConnell's point if you will things like the affordable care act they were passed by Congress if there is a Democratic president with Joe Joe Biden becoming president, they will have an opportunity to pass laws to to to change laws as well. Of course. So the question really will be to what extent this cord goes after laws declaring things. Versus giving Congress an opportunity to sort of legislate when it comes to things like healthcare as well. There were some interesting remarks I just add for Amy Coney Barrett on this in the past, he's talked about the idea of precedent the idea of who legislates when when you overturn precedent and she did have a little bit of a line to say she will own the overturn precedence. If there is still controversy in a certain issue. So if it is something that is divisive and it has not been decided if there is an overwhelming public support for something, she also believes that it's not the courts job to overturn it, and so that I think will be a key thing to watch going forward if we have say a democratic President Democratic majority but a conservative court. Claude if next Tuesday is a big win for the democratic. Party. As Senator Mitch McConnell appears to think it's going to be the not completely without options are there is the possibility as has been floated off expanding the Supreme Court but do you think a democratic administration would be willing to spend political capital doing that? Yes. It's interesting to see how the the the kind of the tightrope that Biden has been walking in his language on this topic and you know any mention of packing the court does. Bays alarm bells, I think in causes some concern people start talking about FDR on his efforts back in the day. I would say, maybe there might be an possibly needs to be a conversation about reforming court gets in its current. Is. Having become such a punishment killed body and it's certainly not what the framers set out to be, and the does probably you know some serious conversations that need to be had I suppose as one other point as well. Maybe just more. And immediately, is that the last male liberal on the court Stephen Prayer is the HVAC too. So. I. Mean He seems in relatively good shape put. It's quite likely that whoever is President the next four years, we'll have the opportunity to put. A new justice on the court. So that's just something to think about in terms of the balance clothes. Harrington Christian. Thank you both for joining
Behind the Scenes of the Biden Campaign
"So Kate I'm curious. I'll always struggle this you in eight and twelve You know just that period from the last debate to election day is a long time. It seems like it's three years. And your case, it's actually less than than two weeks but still you know when we saw the Clinton Campaign leaving the Komi issue aside from an they thought about doing a fourth debate because their sense was. They were having a hard time, keep the momentum going and actually trump. You know that was part of the crispus. He wasn't sixteen unlike the rolling shit show on wheels that we see today but I'm curious like So from that last debate in particular till. Election Day I mean, do you guys think about that? Like you know how do you? You might remember back in? Oh, you're in a thirty minute ad in part just because that was new and different, and you know we did a seventy two hour campaign day of I recalled in twelve, which sometimes the president was happy with sometimes he wasn't. You know but just to like you know keep momentum going like how do you guys think about that because I do think it's important particularly when you're in the lead which is you don't WanNa just hang on. Yeah absolutely. I mean now I think it is worth noting that I think the this. Debate being on October twenty second. It's the latest that it is young been at least in recent talk show. So we have we have slightly time but no, you're absolutely right I mean we we are going to want to be. Focused on on keeping our momentum I. Think you know one thing we did coming out of the first debate was we did this whistle stop tour in Ohio and Pennsylvania And and it was a great success it just it really gave Biden the opportunity to you know to connect with people. Obviously, it ties very very a closely to his own. Life experience riding the train back and forth from Washington to Wilmington when he was was in the Senate So we're thinking about a number of things like that we will. We will absolutely be looking for creative ways to to have him out connecting with people. We believe that he's strongest and I think it's it is very clear that he strongest when he's When he's talking to real people when he's able to as I say bring his own life experience to to the conversation So we we found that whistle tour coming out of the first debate was a very successful model and I think you know if not exactly a whistle stop I think you can expect to see some some creative campaigning like that. Now obviously, we are you know as everyone is we are grappling with with covert and Roy restrictions that we have to put in place to keep our events safe to keep the communities that we're visiting safe. which puts a little bit of a damper on our creativity sometimes unfortunately. But. But yes, we will. We will definitely be working to maximize moments net in that last run up to election day because you're right it's incredibly important. Well. One of the tools you're going to have his surrogates in and now you're GonNa Rock Obama on the ground in battleground states what's interesting about this I think people look back at Obama and assume well, it's big crowds in rallies and energy. So you know because he'll be a say as you guys are that won't be the case, but it's still I think to your point about local media like he'll be there and you're going to get outside covered. So talk a little bit about. How you're GONNA use him and other key surrogates close. So that's exactly right. Obviously local media huge piece of it, but I think surrogates is a place where we've been We've we've been particularly successful in terms of creating digital content and creating unique opportunities I mean you may remember the the social distance conversation that the President Obama in the did earlier in the campaign. Got It got an enormous amount of traction online. I think it was one of our most shared most viewed. campaign videos of of the entire campaign online. So you know in addition to doing travel where we can because obviously there's no, there's no. There's full replacement for physically being somewhere and You know as you say, talking to the local press and and you know having your picture on the front page of the paper immediately recognizable everybody who reads that paper that you're there in the market on the ground obviously, you can't fully replace that. But I think there is a tremendous amount that we can do to to build on it. In terms of our digital content and You know we've seen that creating content for Particularly for non political, non traditional political platforms has been really beneficial. We've done a lot of surrogate work my colleague Adrian. Rod has done an excellent job building out on something we call team Joe talks, which is which is basically a surrogate network where we campaign staff where we have high profile surrogates, sit down with celebrities and influencers on instagram and huge followings of their own. And have conversations about the about the VP about Kamala Harris about the campaign. And we've got a a tremendous amount of lift doing that as well. So. I think that'll be the key challenge for us will be layering in that creative digital piece on top of the local travel that we will be doing to the best of our ability to to the extent that we can do it and keep everybody safe. That's very helpful I. Think for people to understand how you guys think about. I will just add one point toward a discussion about that momentum at the end you mentioned that debates historically late ten days out of the of course, the other thing is, by that last debate, you'll probably have twenty, five, thirty, million people voted. So there's a lot more votes coming off the table.
Parenting in a Pandemic with Pediatrician Dr Kelly Fradin
"What a great opportunity and a meaningful position that it sounds like also gives you a little bit more bandwidth to do other things like you know, write a book during the pandemic. Yeah exactly. Yeah. Why don't you tell us about the logistics of that since a lot of folks feel like there's a zero extra bandwidth how did you? How did you pull that off I know so I, I was trying to do it all between March. And June, you know watching my two and a half year old helping my son was zoom kindergarten and working part time from home like four hours a day and it was really difficult and my my little girl started carrying around a toy phone and saying I'm unaware Komi and I was like, okay, something has to change. So in June I took a leave of absence normally have the summers off every anyway but I went out couple of weeks early. And in July, I started to send out a newsletter and I compiled everything. I had written about Corona virus just in bits and pieces on instagram captions and it was fifty pages and I said my has in like it's like a lot of content I've already written like This and you know he said like, yeah, you should. You know you have. My background just fits really naturally with the topic like I did my college thesis about Stress Management in Psychology, and then in residency idea research on Kawasaki Disease, which is Kinda like misc and I did you know I know more than the average person about complex conditions and I published also on when you have respiratory illnesses and you're hospitalized as a child so it just felt like Kinda destiny that I should try to compile a resource to help families so I did it in in a month. mostly like from eight to midnight men sometimes in the morning and it was really fast and I think one of the things. That I learned from the experience was how important passion is professionally because when you get a project that you think is really important and when you believe in something, you can just you make it work. I hadn't had anything that I have been like so excited about in committed. In a while and so that was a nice experience to remind me like why we are we do we do. It sounds like you are perfectly positioned was that you did a conventional publishing deal writers itself. I did everything myself. So I've I've tried to learn a lot about like covers and book layouts in audio books I recorded my own audio book in my closet. About how we do podcasts over here? So Thankfully, totally with you on that. and. Anything writing about this other places to women. So Sarah and I saw what you had written in Emily. Newsletter of course, she is a previous podcast guests use the author of a couple of books like crib sheet expecting better about you know the actual research and what it says on on pregnancy in child raising and things like that, and she has a very balanced. Approach on risk and such like that which sounds like it fits a lot with your. Philosophy as well. So can you talk to our listeners a little bit about what you wrote for her newsletter about about code? Right, I you know I was so happy to connect with Emily Austria this this pandemic because. You. Know it's been a rapid fire Some scientists say it's like we're getting hit with a fire hose of information about corona virus because it's so new and everybody is thinking about it and talking about it. There's so much data to take in an analyze, but I was so happy and reassured to see that. When we all read all of the studies we kind of interpreted them in a similar way with regards to children's health, which is that while we don't know everything everything we do know so far is. Is On the more reassuring sign regarding children regarding the severity of illness, more similar to other respiratory illnesses like the flu and RSV that four children that that krona virus doesn't seem to be worse than other viruses. Now I think is important for a general audience that I emphasized these these regular respiratory viruses we see are a problem for children. Thousands of children are hospitalized every year for RSV and flu. So I'm not trying to dismiss or minimize the risk. There are children who have died of corona virus and it's a tragedy but I think it's also important that we take it in context as we make our decisions like what's different about this or what's new about this and how does it affect? Our decision making as parents. So what I tried to address for her her newsletter was about. How worried parents should be about the long term side effects of Corona virus for children because there's been a lot in the news about about long haulers, adults and children who have prolonged symptoms from coronavirus. So, we obviously have a lot to learn about this because it hasn't been very long but I tried to give my best guesses as a pediatrician about how to put this in context for families because statistically, for example, the MISC which is the sort of immune system overreaction that some children have from corona virus that lands them in the hospital. It's a scary disorder, but thankfully, it has been rare and treatable. So, while awareness about it is important, I don't think it's the kind of disorder that has to change parents opinions or keep them up at night worried about it because it is it is so rare at this point. So while they're certainly may be some long term side effects from Cremona. Virus. I think parents can leave that to doctors to worry about and research and learn about and and not worry about them. Now because I don't think we have evidence that they exist in a meaningful way. That should alter your decision making now.
Charlie Kirk: Coronavirus stimulus
"And you have Schumer Pelosi. In Biden one hundred twenty five years, Charlie Kirk of failure, unmitigated failure, swap failure and I. Think of my kids. You met my son. He's twenty one years old. My daughter's eighteen and I would think about your America their America and when I say you know, live free or die, American, the world on the brink I'm not joking. And very specifically will be probably the biggest choice election by far in my lifetime, and maybe since eighteen sixty, and there's a lot at stake We can go through the issues if you want, but it's. It's there's there's not one issue we agree on that. I can think of for the most part yet, and you wrote this, and it just really sent chills down my spine. You wrote this book to sound an alarm as a warning. Warning to my fellow patriots about the left's undying commitment turn America into a land, our parents, founders and framers wouldn't recognize it. It's perfectly put, and that's the direction that they're headed on page twenty seven. You have a great part about how Ben Franklin says we ever republic. If you can keep it, can you talk more about how this truly is? A referendum election in some sense and the left is trying to do to our country. Well the the story about Franklin's interesting, because it's, it's the constitutional convention and somebody says he comes out one days, says, is it a monarchy republic republic? If you can keep it Reagan, I quote him off. When I give speeches, said Freedom Charlie and you know this is but one generation away from extinction. And you know when if you want understand if socialism is adopted if their stated goal is adopted America as we know, it then becomes unrecognizable look, I can understand psychologically. There's a component of maybe people that that have been indoctrinated in schools, and you're great at this because you're going in to hostile environments every day, and you're saying you know what there's another way of thinking here, so maybe the idea that people think Charlie that some things are oh, everything's going to be free and they're gonNA forgive my loans at I'll have a guaranteed government job guaranteed government food. How did obamacare workout now? We're GONNA have Medicare for all or or double down on the stupidity of Obamacare and guaranteed retirement. Guaranteed vacation sounds great. But simple math shows you that you'll never get there. And that's why in the Fourth Chapter of the book did this whole history of socialism which is a history of failure? The point is look at the issues. If if we're talking about law and order. They've cited in Portland in Seattle and new. York and Chicago with the radicals. Joe Biden his yet that I know of said one good thing about the ninety nine percent of cops protect and serve and put their lives on the line for us every day. You're right. Okay, so law and order taxes. He's pledging to raise your taxes through the roof. That will destroy the economy Then they're gonNA just add all the bureaucracy. The Donald Trump spent almost four years. Eliminating that'll be gone. That means nobody's GONNA WANNA DO Business. That's why the Biden Obama economy was so bad. Then you look at where now energy independent for the first time in seventy five years with a number, one producer of energy in the world will lose that for sure We'll shut down coal fracking. Oil Gas exploration production those tens of millions of jobs high paying jobs career jobs for people. Then it's about amnesty. Or the United Sanctuary states of America versus Border Security and law and order of never mind foreign policy. We haven't even touched that part yet, so. There's a lot at stake. If those plans stated plans are implemented. America will go down the past you know. The Trash bin of history as Reagan, said Freedom One generation away from extinction we will. It I shudder to think what will happen the three you and your children by kids, and and maybe one day grandkids. ARE READY FOR THAT And I love the framing, because as the founder said either we're GonNa live free and defendant right now, or we're gonNA. Have a country that you know. We don't WanNa live it, and that's really the framing. That is so important right now, and you talk about and I'm really pleased about this. Shawn because I think we have forgotten about the Russia hoax too quickly in. In the conservative movement, you have been the leader on this every night. You were covering it. You didn't let us forget you help. Muller Accountable, you had investigative journalism and it just seemed that an Oxana names, but other conservatives just kind of drifted away from like Oh. That's what happened happened. You have two chapters on this in the book. Can you talk about that? Yeah I mean I call it Charlie, the the biggest corruption abuse of power scandal in history and the Ukraine was oh. Okay, we failed with Muller after three years. We won't. We won't even bother with a special prosecutor not to I'm going backwards here but to get to Ukraine. You? Know they're talking about quid pro quos, but you have to ignore their presidential candidate on video saying you're not getting a billion US tax payer dollars unless you're fire. That prosecutor is named Shokhin. WHO's investigating my son Hunter who went on a and said? Do you have any experience in oil? No Gas, no energy, nope, any experience in Ukraine. Nope, why are you being paid millions? No, because you dad, so there was a quid pro quo and millions of dollars for the Biden I call crime family. That's exactly right, so. Listen and China's even worse. You get to this whole thing what we now know and I believe what's coming. It's like, and this is where the media's corrupt because. They're just the propaganda wing of all things democratic. Socialist. We now know and have all the evidence that we'd ever need is that they protected their favorite candidate. Hillary Clinton. For things you and I and everybody you know that follows you and you have a massive audience would. Literally never get away with. If you had subpoenaed emails Charlie Kirk and you decided to delete them, and you decided to acid. Wash your hard drive with something. I had never heard about bleeped bleach bit and bust up your devices with hammers. You'd go to jail. If you violated the espionage act, you'd go to jail. They protected her. Then the narrative began we now know began in August. We know crossfire hurricane representatives actually went to brief. President Trump General Flynn. Flynn on national security, but they were there to try and get information on trump and Russia, the most amazing part of this, because the Democrats and the media live for all these years is that they knew and they said and they wrote, and they even testified. There was never any evidence, but there was a dirty Russian dossier. And now we know even the New York Times acknowledged full full of Russian disinformation and that was used. And they were warned not to use it, but high ranking people abusing their power, wanting to take out candidate, trump, transition, team, trump, and then deep into the Presidency Donald Trump. They use the dirty Russian misinformation dossier to ruin Carter pages life and roomed his civil liberties and constitutional rights, but more importantly to spy on candidate trump, and then they had their insurance policy. The fact that the mob in the media ignores it is beyond comprehension. I have so I have two chapters. One is on the Russia hoax, and the other is on this whole impeachment witch hunt. And I want everybody in your audience to understand one thing here if I can get one point across. Yeah, they hate Donald Trump, but they hate us more. They think we are as Peter. Struck, said the smell by the way I probably shop at Walmart say money. Why not you have a woman I love Walmart I love COSCO's. I Love I love it all. And I've shopped there my whole life I mean people always stopped me when I'm in a grocery? So, what are you doing here? Shopping? Wa I like to eat a cracks me up. So but think about that. smelly Walmart Shoppers while irredeemable deplorables, wow! Bitter Americans as Obama said that WANNA cling to their God. I'm guilty their Second Amendment Rights Guilty Bibles and religion I'm guilty of that, too. But. It's contempt for your audience. It's contemporary my audience. It's because they knew better. And they will ling. This was an attempted coup. Now do I think there's going to be arrests and prosecutions I? Do spend much slower than any of us would have liked, but the evidence is overwhelming. It's incontrovertible sad actually that this could happen. That was going to be my follow up. Question Sean because when I travel and we get thousands of e mails a on this topic. When are people going to go to jail? And can you give me insight on this? Can you give us any clues any crumbs that we're starting to see from Durham? It's I call them. It's funny. You say crumbs because call them the the Attorney General Bar breadcrumbs. It's like Hansel and Gretel. Remember. We're we're trying to follow and see the trail exactly yeah. He did say that the president was spied on. It did happen illegally. The. Think about this. If you go before Judge Judy I wouldn't WANNA lot because Judge Judy I. I've met her once she'll eviscerate. You I watched her show. You. Don't go before a court. The information that you have not verified. It actually said at the top of a FISO Warren Charlie. It says verified. Okay. We now know the dossier was unverifiable. The sub source we now know, said this this bar talk. We were making this up. This was never meant for anything and again Hillary paid for it funneled money separate issue. And so, what is going to happen I don't have a crystal ball but I. do know all of the facts that are in the public. Are Enough to indict many of the names that your audience is most familiar with. I would argue. Komi McCabe struck page. I'd like to know a clapper. Brennan's role in all of this ends up being and and others. The more fascinating deep question is. Will they get to that January fifth twenty seventeen meeting inside the Oval Office? This is when member Biden said George Stephanopoulos Oh I. Don't know. Anything about this, you know this whole impeachment Russia thing. He was the one same. Bring up the Logan Act fifteen days later Susan Rice in that meeting did the Cya memo the day that Donald Trump was inaugurated. Obama in that meeting shot Sally Age by saying a He. He knew everything about the Kislyak Michael Flynn call. If we look. To sum it up. I think we're GONNA get there because the evidence. Is that overwhelming? If we don't. I fear for the country? Because of you. GonNa Raid Manafort's home predawn raid and you're going to raid Roger Stone's home. For lying to Congress by the all many of the names I mentioned were referred for the same crime and you're gonNA. Pull it twenty nine guys in tactical gear, frogmen and tip off CNN cameras and. Have a biased jury for person. We won't have equal justice and equal application of our laws, and worse than that Charlie is. We lose our constitution. Yes, all our laws are are predicated on next great document and some `perfect, but it creates the path to perfection at a more perfect union so. Long answers. I'M GONNA talk. Show I love it. No, this is what our audience needs to hear, and and thank you for that and look I I completely agree because if we do not have people and I, say this as carefully as I can in handcuffs for what they did Donald Trump then I I will lose faith in the American justice system I. Don't want that and I don't want revenge I don't retribution I want people to be held accountable and I would want the same if someone did this to Barack Obama because it should never happen to a leader ever. Yes. and. They've gone after every single trump friend confidant, and yet if you oppose Donald Trump you get different treatment, talk a lot about the constitution in your book and the founding of our country, Sean going to be honest, I've been very let down by some of these supreme. Court decisions lately Can you comment on that and the importance to get more people like Kavanagh? Who's actually ruled brilliantly? Unlike John Roberts. I! I'm a little. I don't know what's happening. Roberts I have my theory I guess I have my sources people that. have their own ideas based on some knowledge? For whatever reason and I think this goes back to the obamacare decision. He has allowed. How the court appears to influence his decision making. I also sense with no evidence whatsoever. You're not a big fan of president trump, but that should not come into his thinking. Now. If getting rid of bureaucracy and lowering taxes and energy, independence, and securing our borders, and law and order are all part of this election. Let me tell you another big part of it. And it's you know we're taping this ninety. Whatever days away from the Election Day, I what about and we got asked. What about the Supreme Court? Yes, I go through a whole list I. Forget what paid maybe sixty seven I forget. A. In the book. Of. All the things Democrats would do if they're getting power one, is they? WanNa, stack the courts. Get rid of the Electoral College. And I. What, they're saying they. WanNa do is scary. They used to hide it Charlie. When I every single Liberal Democrat running for office, they would run to the left in the primary. They race back to the center, but you knew they wanted the left. There now openly embracing the most radical elements in the country and you know. Unfortunately we're watching it all. Play out nightly on TV and and that sad what I see happening when I think we have to remind a trump supporters that these are not trump appointed justices, a gorsuch I think ruled incorrectly on one ruling. That's it besides that gorsuch and cavenaugh have been tremendous and terrific verses Roberts. I just think we have to give the audience a sense. Sense of continued conviction that the trump appointed justices will continue to rule correctly and Clarence. Thomas and you know the the Thomas Family. They get no credit at all. I mean what he has done. And can you comment on that? 'cause I, E, you've actually been you open my eyes to that like eight years ago and I never learned about Clarence Thomas as a high schooler until you I mentioned it just as a quick aside on his incredible career. I like to do on TV and antidote on radio, too. Sometimes I call it the Hannity history, lesson 'cause I lived through all of this. I know this is going to see. You're not even thirty three, but my radio journey started in nineteen eighty-seven crazy right. Now on my twenty fifth year of Fox, I didn't think I last two. So I feel very blessed. As a side note if you haven't read my grandfather's son. Which is about Clarence Thomas is life. It's amazing. But. You know it's interesting because him and Scalia. To my opinion, my to most favorite justices in my lifetime. Scalia this incredible wit and genius and understanding and. They got a little acerbic side to when when he was questioning Clarence Thomas always set by quietly. What they called a high tech lynching at the time, the more modern. Let it. You gotTA. Remember Yeah. And you know. It was then Senator Ted Kennedy you know Robert Bork's America the borking of America. That was Clarence Thomas. Now we see it more recently cavenaugh. It exposes. The, who is Joe Biden? Who is his team? Because Clarence Thomas and Justice Scalia or the people we need on that court. We call them constitutionalists or originalists, the original intent, not people that would sight foreign law as liberal justices have done or not people that feel that they can rule by judicial Fiat and dictate or legislate from the bench. Democrats always wanted the court to do that which they could never. Do legislatively or win at the ballot box and that's why they want. We call them. Activists Justices Clarence Thomas. has shown a fidelity to the Constitution at the Antony Scalia. That is beyond enviable And the differences styles always interesting, too because Justice Thomas will always be quiet. That's very few questions. Anthony Scalia was in there in a wrestling with people. I don't know about John Roberts. I can't get into it, but I do believe the next president United States is a very good chance. You have a lot of older justices may want to retire. And I think that the next this election in just three short months. That's on the ballot and that's that's generational now. And Sean I think we have to pressure the Biden campaign to do what trump did and release a list of justices I mean president trump was so transparent and Joe Biden hasn't done it yet. Intentionally, of course, because he'll probably put repeated to lieber something on the United States Supreme Court I mean as horrifying as that might be so in two two quick closing question Sean and thank you for being so generous with your time anchorage, everyone you know. Know go by live, free or die. the first is this. Can you just talk about? We are heading into the election. A lot of trump supporters. They're failed. They're falling victim. They suppression pulse I wish that wasn't the case, but it seems like the memory of two thousand sixteen as faded where people forget. We were down by double digits. Can you just give a little vote of confidence to some of our listeners out there? That think we're just losing. I WANNA. Give the vote of confidence, but I want people to feel this way. I want people to think I'll use a football analogy that our mutual friend Linda that you know. Who's your biggest fan? My radio producer? He's amazing. Amazing, but she doesn't even know how many points you get a touchdown, so I'm giving these football analogies. I, want this election. I want people to feel the way I feel which is. We're on our own twenty. Two minutes to go. We have no time outs We're down by six. We got a cross. The plane marched down the field, cross the plane and hit the extra point to win. So if people feel a sense of genuine urgency and worry and concern, I'm cool with that because fear often as a great motivator, not irrational field fear, but if people do not vote, you will get the government that they're telling you. They're going to give you believe. That that is their agenda. To be a Republican and win. You GotTa always use this analogy got to run the table I gotTA. Get Florida Georgia North Carolina can't win without Ohio. No Republican's ever become president without it right? You got hold Iowa then you got pick off Pennsylvania Wisconsin hopefully Michigan maybe MINNEA- Minnesota will be play. Maybe the city of Arizona will be in play. By Joe Biden reference for those of you. That didn't get. We got a hold Arizona Gopher Nevada New Mexico. New Hampshire and Maine's second congressional district. If every single mom, this is a battle cry. You started out this interview with this. I wrote this book not because I like writing books. My last book I donated every Penny I made to charity I don't care. It's not that. This is a tipping point. Charlie this is I, don't. See if these policies are implemented how America recovers. Irreparable harm the to the rule of law to our courts to our economy, they want to wipe out the lifeblood of of the world's economy. This this promise of socialism and I go into such detail about how it's always failed. Here's a quick socialism of example. Member obamacare. Keep your doctor keep your plan. Save on average twenty five hundred dollars a year per family right? Okay. Millions lost their doctors. Millions lost their plans. We're all paying about two hundred percent more and add to that. Forty percent of Americans almost forty percent have only one obamacare Biden Carriage James Choice now. How did they do with that promise? Medicare is going broke. How did they do it? That promised social security. Charlie hate the break this here. He paying into it. You probably won't get it I. Barely Skate through, and they might give me ten cents until they means tested and then take it back, How does it? How did Liberal government work in New York City with all the anarchy cutting a billion dollars, so please? How's IT WORKING IN CHICAGO? All. These liberal cities have where the violence we've been talking about takes place. They all have one thing in common. They've been run by Liberal Democrats for decades right. Most of these states have been run into the ground by Liberal Democrats for decades. If you WANNA know what America will look like if Biden Bolshevik Bernie. Pelosi Schumer and Bozo. That team gets place look at new. York state and city look at Chicago the City Illinois. The State Look at California. Look at Oregon. Look at Portland, the city. Look at Seattle. Look at the state of Washington. Yes. And I. Love this country too much. You know it's an all hands on deck moment and Every everyone of you've got this connection with younger people in this country. You have this incredible. A credible platform you built, and it's become powerful and meaningful and transformative to the country, and you're going out there, and you're fighting on these college campuses and you. You know it's not easy to be in the middle of a I call it a shift. Show all the time, but let's well put, but you do it. And it's freedom works. Every time you give up freedom for security, you lose your freedom because the security that they're offering. These promises that can never ever be fulfilled. In America. The land. I'll close with this unless you want to go further I can keep going the. Barry Farber who was a mentor of mine. Just recently passed away like ninety ninety one. And he always said there's never been a country in the history of mankind that has accumulated more power and abused at less than the United States well I add. A country in the history of mankind that has accumulated more power abused at less, but used it to advanced human condition. The reason America is great and exceptional. If I can say that today, it's not perfect, but it's great. An exceptional is because of its people, and because of the fundamentals of liberty and freedom. So that? Natural rights versus government or rights, natural rights come from God doubt by our Creator. Life Liberty pursuit of happiness while you can't pursue happiness these days in Chicago New York Moreland Seattle. So there's a lot on the line. I love your audience. I'm so thankful for all you're doing, and you've got a great team that you building review and you're out there fighting the fight and I just urge you guys. Just fight like your country depends on it. Because America's, we know it. It's all hanging in the balance. Yet was Sean. You've been so generous the last quick thing I defend the president all the time personally as a person. Can you comment on that because I've had the opportunity to meet him? not as much as you obviously and get to know him, but a lot of people here misrepresentations in lies about who he is as a human being. Let's close on this note. Can you just mention one or two things that that people can take away from that? You know first of all. It's interesting. Nobody seems to understand Donald trump yet. They don't want to understand. I mean Donald Trump. The Dog Bites the beasts, things you feeling sad or get cancer. You Complain Trump. I mean that's how saying the leftist. But here's a guy that is so unique he this guy is like a soon nami force of energy like I've never met my life. The most distinct and unique quality he's had is as president. You mentioned the Supreme Court. He put those people that he said he put. He cut the bureaucracy as he said he'd caught, and he cut the taxes as he said he'd cut. He did the North Dakota. A keystone pipelines Anwar Likey said he would. He's building the wall or almost four hundred miles. A wall by the by election will be over four hundred miles. He found a way it was. It was an uphill climb He said he wanted to pull us out of foreign conflicts, but not back away from evil defeated. The Caliphate took out. Baghdadi and Associates took out Sola Mani took out the Al. Qaeda leader in Yemen. So? What makes him special and unique in terms of presidency is that he is who you see is who you get. The guy that's fights on twitter is the guy that's fighting for a better trade. Deal the guy that fights. Against Liberal Democrats and the media mob is the same guy is fighting to keep his promises that to me makes him the most unique transformative political figure in our lifetime. And Right now. The. We tip the scales. You have a choice. It's never been a bigger choice. He will keep his promises. Coronas been a little bit of a curve ball to the world, but even that ten days after the first case, the only guy that I know of thought about a travel ban will be donald trump. They were teaching at the time and Joe Binder Biden was call them Sinophobic, so he's a man of his word. He's a man that will fight to his last dying breath for this country and the promises he made, and that makes them in my view very transformative. Men will. The book is live for Your Die God bless you, Sean, thank you for that. You do and we really appreciate. It helps you soon. Thanks bye. What a great conversation that was! Please email me or questions freedom. Charlie Kirk Dot Com freedom at Charlie. KIRK DOT COM please type in trolley. Kirk, show your podcast provider. Hit subscribe, give us a five star reviews screen shot at an email us. If you want to win a signed copy of the Maga- doctrine, please get involved with turning-point USA at Teepee USA dot com that is Teepee USA DOT com. 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Explaining the Michael Flynn controversy
"Their developments in the Michael Flynn case as you just heard and as you've been hearing and it really is prosecutorial abuse not even misconduct misconduct it just sounds a my intends to soft for what the picture is coming together the degree to which the deep state the establishment the Barack Obama intelligence community and and if you think that this happened without the knowledge and involvement of Barack Obama you're crazy but the the the links to which they went to try and damage the incoming trump administration general Flynn was the national security adviser designate and he as such in that position of course had conversations with his counterparts around the world as everybody should we don't want to if you're appointed the secretary of state we don't spend the time between the election and inauguration day going yeah you know it sounds a good time to take a vacation I had a really go out and take a month off and then I'll be ready to hit the ground running come January twentieth that's not the way it works you have a massive apparatus that you have to get under your control you have policies you need to set in place policies that will likely differ from your predecessor so that'll take some time you have a whole bunch of key positions to fill as you do with the national security adviser it's not just one guy sitting in a desk go and tell me what you know and then I'll tell the president no you have to have staff with special areas they look at areas of you know the specialized in this part of the world that part of the world and you build start building relationships with your counterparts around the world because you'd have to work together on a lot of things so that Michael Flynn would have had these conversations is not breaking news is not beyond the pale it is not anything we order out of the ordinary that Michael Flynn would not have mentioned or forgotten something in an interview with the FBI is also not beyond the pale again if you go back and watch any Hillary Clinton testimony before Congress it is I don't remember those the I can't remember this but I don't not sure I'd really I don't recall and if you read her transcripts of the depositions that she's given in other cases it's full of I don't remember anything it's like does she remember running for president by that what you want to be president she's suffering from Alzheimer's she can't remember anything he has a case of C. R. S. where instead of anything you replace it with something that you might find on the New York City Subway but that this conversation with the FBI took place at right after the inauguration always seemed a little sketchy we never quite knew what the FBI was doing interviewing Michael Flynn right after inauguration and then last year this is going to be the call me caught last year James komi said in an interview with MSNBC in front of a live studio audience that he basically just sent FBI agents in to talk to Michael Flynn see if maybe they could get him to say something who knows transcendent examine an awful lot like he was to say go talk to him and see if we can get him to lie see if he says anything that's inaccurate anything we can charge him with so that we can screw him over and by proxy Donald
Ashley Feinberg: Politicians' Worst Online Nightmare
"Week? I spoke to this reporter whose articles. I've really enjoyed her. Name's Ashley Feinberg. She writes it slate and I think it's safe to say that like politicians live in a low level. Fear of her. What is your do you have a beat? I mean yes but like it's this is the part of the problem. Is that question like I? The easy answers Internet culture and politics. But it's really just sort of anything I think is like bad or funny or weird. My favorite thing about Ashley is her ability to catch politicians in what are basically they're most unguarded moments on the internet and it's not like she's using hacking tools or any kind of specialized technology to do this. She's just really good at finding embarrassing secrets that are sort of hidden in plain sight. It's it feels like kind of like a superpower to me but it does pissing people off. There's some chorus of how dare you invade this person's privacy and this journalism. This is digging through garbage law which like the Internet is garbage so like it is digging through that capacity but anything you can find out about a powerful public person should be public knowledge. Ashley's first major political catch was in two thousand seventeen when then. Fbi James Comey gave a speech where he said that he had a secret instagram account. I have an instagram account with nine followers. Nobody's getting then they're all immediate and then one daughter serious boyfriend and let him in because they're serious enough and so actually just like. Hey thanks for all the clues that might help me find your hidden account. I'M GONNA go try and find it now. Okay so the first thing she did was go on Instagram and start looking at James Comey's relatives but most of those accounts were private. And it's really hard to get any information from a private account right. Luckily for Ashley. The way that the instagram algorithm worked at that time was if you attempted to follow someone who had a private account. Instagram would be like. Hey I see that you tried to follow this person. Let me recommend to you a bunch of people that they follow God. It's like you're following like if somebody like you and your wife it'd be like you should probably follow their kids. Alright so actually. Requests to follow James Comey son and then instagram immediately recommends a bunch of other accounts mostly people with the last name. Komi but there's one account that recommends which has no profile picture. The account is locked. It has the name reinhold. Niebuhr Ashley was like. That's a weird name. And she looked it up. And apparently James Comey did his thesis on this theologian named Reinhold. Niebuhr so then she's like okay. I'm pretty sure this is James Comey but then she starts wondering like I wonder if this is using him anywhere else and then. I searched on twitter for that same name. And they're like three or four counts that use that username but only one of them. That was fading tons and tons of tweets about FBI engine coming long after she published the article. James Comey actually confirmed that the account was his which was very gratifying. For Ashley. The interesting thing and that was just the FBI Director. Tatton performed like upset well enough to cover his tracks on twitter. I mean how long did it take you a couple of days? I think it's been like four hours to like four hours to find the head of the F. B. I. S. Secret Twitter Account Going on just the follower count and who he follows that's impressive. Yeah meeting that challenge very satisfying so it was a pretty big deal when she found Komi secret accounts but the downside was like he wasn't tweeting anything. His instagram was private. But Ashley's next catch was a little more rewarding when it happened so Mitt Romney was the subject of an article by McKay coppins rates for the Atlantic. Oh actually I actually saw this actually catch. This is really good. So this catch started with this McKay coppins article that basically said like Mitt Romney is now sort of like. He's like a bit of a rebel because he stands up to the trump administration and is willing to sort of speak his mind but and I read the article. I remember and I was just like fine. Yeah Fine McKay great article but actually noticed something really valuable in that article that everybody else missed so at one point in the story Romney tells McKay coppins just as an aside. I have a secret twitter account quote. I won't give you the name of it on following six hundred sixty eight people. Why do they always do this? Swiping at his tablet he recited some of the accounts he follows including journalists late night comedians and athletes and of course to actually this is all gold is like all valuable information. Those things seem like very obvious challenges to me when I read them partially shocked. That McKay coppins wasn't basically following up with a barrage of questions to Romney about what that account was in. How what he used avoid basically so again she was like well. I'M GONNA go look through Mitt Romney's family because probably Mitt Romney's following family members on twitter and his eldest granddaughter was being followed by an account that had it followed about seven hundred people. Yeah and you may remember this. The the name was Pierre delicto. Why Pierre delectable the thing is i. it sounds very much like a Mitt. Romney would choose as a fake name and one thing bunch people said or mentioned was that when he was doing his missionary work he was in France and appeared electro just sort of like a semi French way of saying pure delight and the thing about peer. Directo is that he actually spends most of his time defending Mitt Romney like there. Was this incident where Jennifer Rubin who? Who's an opinion writer for the Washington Post criticized Romney on twitter and wrote quote inside Romney's trump's strategy his strategy is non-confrontation verging on spinelessness? Npr's elected responded Jennifer. He need to take a breath. Maybe you can then acknowledged that people who agree with you in large measure even if not in every measure. I mean. What's funny about this as even though you can tell that he's annoyed at being called spineless And even though he can say whatever he wants because it's an anonymous account he's still kind of like premium proper her cursing yeah and so actually reaches out to. Romney gets no response and so she goes to publish the article. That was a little worried about that one just because I know it seemed like I had two good luck so far that I was like sure that this one's GonNa be wrong But Yeah in pretty quickly afterwards Mckay apparently called up Romney and asked him if it was him and Romney's only comment was same wa Wa is a genuinely cool response to like. It's very depressing to come from like Mitt Romney for
Democrats raise stakes with impeachment vote
"After weeks of factfinding behind closed doors the house is gearing up to vote on the best way to present it's impeachment inquiry to the public in what will likely be act to the investigation into the president's alleged quid pro With Ukraine the gathering political storm comes amid a flurry of damning testimonies from top officials most recent leap new Tannin Colonel Alexander Finland the Ukraine expert on the National Security Council who listened in on the phone call between President trump and you can Ukrainian presidents and landscape and said the White House those omitted details of the calls in its transcript today to more diplomats take the stand Christopher Anderson and Catherine craft both were for trump's former envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker who helped the president's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani contact Ukrainian officials close to President's landscape now former Defense Secretary William Cohen is being closely watching these hearings member of the Judiciary Committee during the Watergate hearings he was one of the handful of Republicans who actually voted for President Nixon's impeachment and now he's calling for politicians on both sides of the aisle to put country before party they the current evidence and he's joining me now from Washington Secretary Cone Welcome to the program good to be with you so I ask you first and I do you think the house and the Senate are in fact going to or have they showed any evidence that they're putting country before politics I think some of them are I believe the the Democrats who are now leading in the house are trying to get at all of the facts is best they can I think they've gone about it the right way and that is to have private hearings or secret hearings in order make sure nothing is classified comes out an open testimony that's what happened during the Watergate era where the Watergate Committee had private hearings before they went public and as a result of those public hearings it certainly educated the American people in terms of what was at stake and then it came over to the House of Representatives we conducted almost all of our hearings in private and only went public when we started to debate the articles of impeachment so this kind of a hybrid here because there was no Senate Watergate Committee investigating a Watergate type committee investigating the president trump and his actions and so it's a hybrid now where the House has been required to go and dig out some of the facts before they go public and then they'll go public I assume within the next two weeks so it's very interesting who are really hammering this this fact that they have been doing their job behind closed doors because they needed to get all the relevant facts before they could go public I mean I assume you're saying that to answer the chorus of criticism from the Republicans and from members of president trump's as that this is somehow as he says it a kangaroo process with everything happening in a non-transparent way well much else what is being said its faults number one Republicans have been in the hearings behind closed doors and the spectacle that we saw last week with I'm forty or fifty Republicans storming the intelligence committee room was just that it was a spectacle because many of those who were storming the who was actually had seats on the inside and could have sat there if they hadn't at any time during the course of all of these hearings so I think it was more for a show that had little to do with the facts and the facts were being gathered by Republicans behind closed doors as well as the Democratic majority and so now will go public and I think it's really important it's not enough to have Robert Muller just read from his testimony what he had gathered as his his finding Wchs it's really important that those who have key information go before the American people be subjected to a critical examination in cross examination so the American public can understand what's at stake and what's at stake is the rule of law and whether or not the president has breached that rule whether or not he has engaged in conduct which in my opinion on its face is impeachable namely to call upon a foreign government a to dig up critical information or dirt on a potential of campaign competitor in the following in next year's race yeah I think that is something which on the face of it would be an impeachable offense I'm let me ask you you mentioned the rule of law that's obviously the fundamental principle of one of the main principles the United States and the democracy that are you concerned that the rule of law itself is under threat and are you concerned that the from the consistent attack on institutions in the United States is having an impact on the democratic process I am during the time of Harry Truman Indianapolis and others it was called you know watching the president that the beginning I think we're present at the end of that process they were present at the beginning of setting up these institutions in the United States and elsewhere which helped to maintain for the most part peace and stability for the past seven years I believe the president trump is in the process of knocking down those pillars and so he feels that he doesn't need any of these other institutional guards such to make that he feels that he alone own can take action without regard to any of the other institutions which are there to make sure that the rule of law stays intact and so that only I can do that assume that has the sound of a dictator or dictatorship where only I can solve this problem I don't need you for consultation I know more than the generals I know more than the ambassadors and I alone can take this action without regard to you congress I don't need you know have to come you and therefore it becomes one man rule now if the president can do that in his first term what we would we expect if he has second term and which has no need to go before the electorate again there's no need to go to Congress to say I'm sorry I broke this rule they'll be no rules that will go on broken in my opinion because he feels that he is above the law that he is the face of the law that he is the face of the Justice Department et Cetera. So I worry about the future as much as I worry about the present in terms of what is happening I want the president to abide by the rule of law and I want Republicans to say Mr President when you step over this line you have to be held accountable you cannot go to a foreign government and ask for assistance against dirt on your future opponent that crosses the line which should not be crossed now whether the majority in the Senate supermajority in the Senate two thirds of the Senate will vote for removal I think at this point is rather doubtful but in any event even if doubtful it is important for the American people to listen to the facts to say you may think it's okay for this president but do you want to set the standard and lower the standards for every other president in the future because what is good for president trump will be good for them and I've always believed I want to look up to the president I want to see the president as a shining example of what the rule of law supposed to look like in America and why we treasure that rule of law because if you don't have the rule of law you have the law of rules and that's something the president seems really more akin to he likes President Putin he likes Kim Jong Hoon he likes presentation paying he likes spreading the Erawan he doesn't much like our allies in terms of paying the same kind of tribute to them that he does to those who the kind of one man rule I mean you've just laid out a pretty alarming scenario I mean if I had to sum it up you pretty much saying that potential elite the United States is is on route to anti democracy I mean almost tyranny you've just said and from from somebody like yourself who's a pretty moderate Republican who served a Democratic president you're not a flame thrower it's pretty alarming I wonder whether former colleagues or current members of Congress whether the House or the Senate listening and you of course signed a letter with with forty four other four most Republicans and others about this issue and yet the Boston Globe has said where are you all where are you all where all the Republican senators or Congress people who who actually did what they had to do according to the rule of law during the Watergate era Where are you all apart from US speaking out like this well many of the Republican Senators with whom I served L. exactly as I do they are worried about where the country is heading I would ask everyone to go back and read Orwell's nineteen eighty-four and look what he was writing about a fictional sense and saying is that where we're headed where you have a Ministry of truth in which you can tell the biggest is and you repeat them over and over again until they're accepted as the truth so you have a situation where the words like a war really means peace or ignorance really means wisdom or slavery is equal to freedom and two plus two week was five when you that's pretty fictional but it's not too for removed when you can have the president of the United States I yeah I wrote this letter and it's a perfect letter and I would say perfectly corrupt in the sense that you're trying to dig up dirt through a country that has beholden to us for its security in order to get that security delivered to them but only if you give this information on Joe Biden and his family and so you keep repeating it's perfect it's perfect perfect and people soon we'll say yeah it is perfect so that's why it's important to have these public hearing so you can have a ambassador Bill Taylor about Yvonne show you can have a lieutenant colonel come forward and say here is what I heard this is why alarmed me and this is why every American and should be alarmed about this because this is not what we do this is not how we act we don't ask we don't ask Russia Russia if you're listening come on in so you can we're open for business that's not something that we can accept which should not accept into the extensive the American people feel it's okay then I think we're headed down they very dangerous past one that every American should be concerned about so let me ask you about the American people because clearly the idea of an impeachment is a very I soon traumatic one for the nation they've been through it once or twice before it's rabbit it's happened and it is traumatic and people I will also say as president trump's allies of said that it's simply an attempt to rob an elected leader of his position do you are you concerned given what we're seeing in polls right now that this could be even more divisive even more traumatic than than than the all of law being upheld well we had the same arguments he met made back during Watergate there were people in the street we had bomb threats at our hearings I had to get special protection for my family as well and the argument was this will tear the country apart and my argument at that point was no it won't tear the country apart there'll be a vice president who will take office of removing the head for head of state for actions that are antithetical to what we believe in will not result and tearing the country apart we'll we'll tear the country apart is if we watched the slow the unraveling of the rule of law in the name of the power of the president and when you confuse the office of the president with the Individual President and His undoing becomes our undoing I tried to make that very clear I believe it's still obtains The president is there a temporary occupant we have our allegiance to who is the office of the President and to the The constitution into the country and so I know the president trump was trying to get members of like Mr Komi the actress FBI? I want you to pledge loyalty to me yes there was no MR president. I don't pledge my loyalty to you I pledge my loyalty to the Constitution. that's something that has been going on now insisting upon loyalty to the person and it has to be loyalty to the office of the president why do you think then sorry to interrupt you but why think then so many Republicans are in fact not doing what you're saying in other words they are pledging their loyalty to him rather than do the pro the the
Teen activists speak up at UN to ensure kids voices are heard in child-friendly treaty
"This is an card move from US news. Two teenagers from opposite sides of the world made a special trip to the UN engineer recently to help Mark Thirty years of the convention venture of the Rights of the child an international treaty that protects children from discrimination violence and neglect more important. Perhaps Marie for Mexico in from the Philippines have also been advising. UN rights experts on child friendly version of the convention. They've been telling you a news. Daniel Johnson why it's important portent that young activists from all over the world make sure their voices are heard and I am part of the Child Advisory Team and we are are going to be a part of the launching of the child friendly version of the United Nations Convention under rights of the Child Maria. You've come from Mexico today. You're also taking. He fought in this special day. Can you tell us exactly what you're doing. How old are you by the way seventeen years off today I work. He reads tyrel too and I'm so happy and excited of this moment because I think and this is important for every child have rights and they can use them because some of them have it and they have the right and they can use them because Algal sometimes times forgive this so tell me Maria how are children managing to get their voices heard here at the United Nations well today. Sarah on I want wants to be the voices of every single kid around the glove because we think the reason for time and maybe they can use them in our voices because we are the kids who are here but they have the power and only idols have their responsibility to lease them so you're going to be presenting something called the children's convention. Tell me a bit more about Sarah so the UNC are about the rights of the child. It's right to survive up with action development and practice invasion. The document does not end there. It also talks about the responsibilities of the bridge Sun's around. The child may be her family the government the school and the stakeholders. It's not really something you were. We just made it more child friendly so that children would understand it more because the original you know you. MCSE was crafted by adults therefore I think they have this goal to make it more child friendly so that the children would be able to understand it because it was crafted for them so go on. Tell me what was hard about the original convention that you have to reformulate to make it more accessible. If you like for Youngsters Maria the document have allowed a lot of worth their heavy for kids so we make using little races so concentration is short term concentration also we use images and colors so so the colors make it more attractive for them. What are you told me Maria what you do that Komi Mexico to advance children's rights. My responsibility after this event is the pressure freshman government so they can rectify Danya with convention okay. Is there a particular project is there something particularly bothers you about the lack of children's rights in your country the couple of the you'd like to tell the today well today. I wanted to invite him to their own kids because sometimes our government's forget this parts is starting. Kane on something more like for adults or for economic and I think that we are we are depressing and if we don't I started using on making Laos for kids. We are going to have problems in the future. Thank you very much clearance. Finally you come from the Philippines and you're interested accident protecting your communities and also extending children's rights so give me an example of the kind of problems that you see at home that you would like to get fixed here at the United Nations. I think emerging issues that I'm really concerned about this that the needs pregnancy actually there was a release of national emergency of teenage pregnancy because although all of of the issues I should have equal attention. I think that finished residency should be specific focus into because it is very visible how the pregnancy affects child okay. And how old are you ask. I am seventeen seventeen to well listen. I wish you all the best here at the United Nations today on this thirtieth anniversary of the signing of the Convention on the rights of the child.
Watchdog: Comey violated FBI policies in handling of memos
"The justice department's watchdog says former f._b._i. Director james comey violated department policies over his handling of official memo's off correspondent. Linda kenyon has the latest in his report. The inspector general rights we conclude that khamis retention handling and dissemination of certain memos violated department the f._b._i. Policies and his f. b. i. employment agreement at the same time the i g said commes conduct did not merit prosecution and no information shared shared by him or his attorneys was classified at issue was a series of memos. Komi wrote about conversations with president trump that he said unnerved him. One memo detailed how all the president had asked komi to let go of the investigation into michael flynn trump's one time national security advisor the president's later decision to fire comey in may of of two thousand seventeen as the f._b._i. Was investigating russian election interference sugar questions about whether the president was trying to obstruct justice and so i asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter didn't do it myself for a variety of reasons by asked him to because i thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel commies hope was is realized weeks later when the justice department did appoint special counsel robert muller in an interview in april of last year republican senator tom cotton said would call me did did was wrong. I think that's unfortunate. Behavior on director comey is part and republican senator. Mike lee agreed leaking. The memo's was bad form. That doesn't seem to me to be the kind of the thing. We want out of an f._b._i. Director and f._b._i. Director whose example will affect everyone else in a department in a bureau where leaking seems to be a problem this week's release the inspector general's report prompted president trump did tweet perhaps never in the history of our country. Has someone been more thoroughly disgraced an excoriated than james komi in the just released inspector general's report. He should be ashamed of himself. Call me fired back noting that the investigation found no evidence that he or his attorney shared classified what information with the news media and accusing his critics of defaming him he tweeted. I don't need a public apology from those who defamed me but a quick message with a sorry we lied about how you would be nice and to all those who spent two years talking about me going to jail or being a liar and a leaker. Ask yourselves why you still trust people who gave you bad info for so long including the president
Democrats Stuck After Mueller Testimony
"Democrats are sort of stuck between Iraq and a heart place. You spend two years telling your voters. The president trump will be ridden outta town on a rail because muller you're more shows up and it turns out that he is not solid it turns out that he is wavering it turns out that he doesn't know his own report. A Demo Republicans were basically able to establish that he was not familiar with his own stuff which means that it kind of felt like this was politically motivated and we're about have to find out in the next month whether this investigation was properly initiated and conducted Inspector General of the D._O._J.. Michael Horowitz is about to bring out a report about the beginnings of the trump Russia investigation. I'm sure that will be fascinating. Stuff is reported certainly on the Hillary investigation and was fascinating reading and pretty damning for a lot of the folks involved in all of this well Democrats are not going to let go of this and that includes the people who are most closely tied to it so Andrew McCabe who was fired from the F._B._i.. For lying to the F._B._I.. He lost his pension over it and that was because he lied to the F._B._i.. About whether he had spoken to the press with the permission of James Komi About Hillary Clinton's investigation well now Andrew McCabe is back on television suggesting it's time for Congress to pursue impeachment based on what he really can't explain not based on anything Muller said that we didn't already know for sure from my own experience at the very beginnings of this investigation we confronted some very hard choices choices that we knew would have negative repercussions on our organization on US personally and we made those choices anyway because it was our job and our duty to do so <hes> I feel strongly that that's the same position Congress's in now and they should step up to the plate and do their job. It doesn't mean that the president will be removed from office or should be removed for off from office or we'll be impeached but it is absolutely clear to me that the time has come for Congress to pursue a dedicated impeachment inquiry. This is becoming a talking point. People who are very invested in this thing are not going to let it go. It's good for trump because he can point to them. You can say listen you petty jerks. There's a full investigation. There is no recommendation of Prosecution Muller himself would not even answer whether he would prosecute me. Why in the world are we still still doing this routine? If you don't like me so much you can beat me at the ballot box by the way trump is beatable if we're all the talk about the Democrats being cast which is true right now. Trump is underwater in Ohio by four percentage points according to variables including morning consoles. He's he's underwater in Iowa now. He could still win those states. He's expected to win those states in fact against Democrat those just as popularity ratings still trump is vulnerable and yet democrats don't seem to want to run against trump. They seem to want to impeach him or at least talk about impeaching him for the purposes of smearing him as a Russian catspaw. Even though that all fell apart the other folks who were invested in this members of the media deeply invested C._N._n.. Everyday Breaking News Wolf Blitzer. We have a brand new piece of news. I work out every day and unfortunately the gym that I attend very often as C._N._N.. On and so I'm well aware of the chirons that C._N._N.. Runs every single day and the chirons for two years were about breaking news bombshell report trump's presidency over the Russia scandal explodes and then it turns out that the thing is a complete waste of time pretty much and C._N._N.. Ain't GonNa let that go because it makes them. Look bad so here on C._N._N.. Or folks yesterday trying to say listen listen listen just because Bob Muller appeared to be old and dithering doesn't mean that the underlying content isn't important guys. You're building this up because you thought that Bob Muller I was GONNA walk in like Tom Cruise in the top gun trailer and just own it and that is not the way this worked here is C._N._N..
Donald Trump Roasted Over Airport Gaffe During Salute To Revolutionary War
"There's a lot of news about the fourth of july because trump is receiving flex he's extravagant and heavily choreographed fourth of july celebrations which included on the playlist star wars theme song military flyovers which is where lots of plans go around looking like they're hunting for a parking spot in the crowded mall and a lawsuit bloopers at it's enough to make you feel sorry for trump to feel like he can't do anything but then you realize he can't do anything a he's fourth of july speech betrayed us sort of loose jazz interpretive historical understanding of american war of independence or as the british closed and at the time stop at you'll grounded la la la and noticing a my favorite big was that when he was referring to the fighting force created by the continental congress in seventeen seventy five trump said our army men in rammed the ramparts it took over the airports i mean that is a long sentence to unpack so just meant what what is that i mean lost time someone men we're in my presence i had to open a window and as the second half of that sentence my issue is not so much worthy idea that trump thinks it will seventeen seventy five air force and presumably commercial airport to the duty free ward mullen cost addle section that i mean that's just someone who's been reading too much badly lee written historical fiction and if that's a bad thing komi guilty and put me in a book jail my issue with that sentence is with the rams the rams hot you know what he thinks rampart is i desperately wanna give him a packet of failed to tended making all one for me i'm reading the rand paul it sounds like it might be some kind of maskell some ministry what i'm very useful in modern warfare where round sucker very much involved but yeah it was a you know if it was the trump a you know doris demonstration everything makes america great and to people who disagree with trump it will risks demonstration of everything but it's making america absolutely terrible shows shows how you know country could go while you with the perfect example of where ambition met realism listed he insisted on having tanks but they were too heavy through the part of the ground said he wanted the moms and they just have to sit in the side streets so i don't know about you but a lot of military palm it's it's i think it's a necessary thing in twenty nineteen i mean wherever i go tactical deformed m and i just have to look this up you know so i i looked up emperors who may crazy entrances to the trump embrace that kind of emperor like palm m i found this guy in mongolia who go con relative of the wellstone memorial day which dick cheney's column i he used to enter rooms everytime celebrate a military victory when he entered
"komi" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
"You look at at at Komi you look at Muller and I know Dershowitz, just was finally willing to say yesterday that he's a partisan. We said this for a while. Yes, there was a report came out. So this is a partisan report. Yes. And why because he could decide he left the big question open. Well, there might be obstruction of Justice without answering. The question his only job was to answer the question, whether there was evidence or not. Right. Didn't have to indict this is. And by the way, it's the elephant new every prosecutor knows that what Muller did yesterday is bogus every prosecutor knows what he did was bogus. Right. Everyone. And if they don't admit it, that's because they hate Trump to dip it works for their narrative, and they are also hack. But think of the fill that was inside the upper management, a federal law enforcement. In this country. And our intelligence agencies look at the rot that existed in there, the bureaucrats at still today. Believed that they get to run things and not the elected representatives. There is rot inside the system Muller. Is now made it as clear as you possibly can Muller is part of that rot in Washington DC. He's part of the rot of the federal government and federal law enforcement. It's a. It's sad. It's pathetic. Eight six six ninety.
FBI's Wray: Spying is 'not the term I would use' to describe Trump campaign probe
"Just hours after bars interviews, the president tweeted, my campaign for president was conclusively spied on. And he celebrated the departures of. Top intelligence officials involved in the investigation. Komi Brennan Clapper would drain the swamp folks, but former deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein, an FBI director Christopher Ray have both said that Russia investigation was appropriate and legal last week Ray distanced himself from bars use of the term spying. Will that's not the term I would use. The Justice Department's inspector general is also reviewing how the Russia investigation was handled. He's expected issue report as soon as
Trump Lashes Out at James Comey After CNN Town Hall
"President Trump on Twitter talking about another subject James Comey's time on CNN. The president tweets James Komi is a disgrace to the FBI and we'll go down as the worst director in its long and once proud history, he brought the FBI down almost all Republicans and Democrats thought he should be fired in capital letters. But the FBI will regain greatness because of the great men and women who work there explanation point. You're listening to USA radio
"komi" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"You take director Komi out of the equation and his actions in two thousand sixteen and twenty seventeen with the country where it is today. I think that he did a terrible job. I would say he probably led some kind of an effort the words spying has been used probably was one of the people leading the effort on his fine. So very serious charge. We'll find out whether or not it was true. And I think it could very well be true. We're gonna find out pretty soon. How was this not spying? Well, I guess it depends on your definition spying attorney general sort of saying the other day that he has an expansive view of spying, including legal spying, in the way that if the government actually has the right to be doing it that spying is not he legal others, heavy different connotation of it and see it more nefarious -ly. What this was was the FBI felt that it needed to have eyes and ears on the ground as us a confidential informant to speak to to Trump campaign officials, and what they did was they install the woman with this professor in England who made these attempts to talk to these individuals, and the woman herself spoke to at least one of them what they showed to us was sort of how seriously the F B I was taking the problem. How two lanes they were willing to go to to put a trained investigator someone. That knew how to collect information knew how to collect evidence to testify in a trial putting them on the ground to bear.
Rosenstein suggests standing with Barr on Mueller report is his job
"Congress will in fact testimony this coming week from Trump's handpicked attorney general William Barr who has come under fire for his handling of Muller's findings the judiciary committee's from both chambers will question bar about the report Wednesday and Thursday of next week. And that brings us to the deputy attorney general that bar inherited the man who gave us the Muller investigation one rod Rosenstein and the questions about him tonight. Like how? Savvy. An inside player is he really this career federal prosecutor Harvard law graduate is first internship was for Massachusetts US attorney named Robert Muller. This man who the president has privately derided as mister peepers has he been privately currying the favor of the president all along to keep his job. Here is what raises all these questions tonight, the Washington Post late today detailed that Rosenstein, reportedly told Trump something certain in order to remain in charge of the investigation. The post focuses on the fallout in the wake of this explosive article from the New York Times, you'll recall it September twenty eighteen we reported on that widely at the time it said that after the 2017 firing of James Komi Rosenstein suggested wearing a wire to secretly record the president. And he talked about the twenty fifth amendment. The post now says after that Rosenstein was called on the carpet, and he was forced to explain himself to a furious White House and was reportedly teary-eyed in a meeting with then chief of staff John Kelly on a subsequent phone call with Trump he sought to quote assure the president he was on his team. And that he would make sure Trump was treated fairly quote. I give the investigation credibility Rosenstein said in the words of one administration official offering their own characterization of the call. I can land the plane that made us stop. And remember where we last heard that phrase? Landing the plane right now, and I've been willing to discuss my my my letters and the process going forward, and I'm just not going to get into the details of the process until the planes on the ground. Now back to the Justice department, which will admit can sound at times more like an airport quoting again from the Washington Post on multiple occasions, Rosenstein, told Trump he was not a target of Muller's investigation. That's important because we know that hearing that was critical to this president
"komi" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Komi on the hill budget showdown. I'm Anne Cates. Former FBI director James Comey has once again appeared before lawmakers returned to Capitol Hill for a second day to provide closed door testimony before the Republican led House Judiciary and oversight committee's speaking to reporters after what he chastised Republicans for remaining silent. While he said, President Trump disregarded the rule of law Republicans use to understand that the actions of a president matter. Words of a president matter the rule of law matters and the truth matters Comey also told reporters quoting here, so another day of Hillary Clinton's emails and the Steele dossier. This he said while the president of the United States is lying about the FBI attacking the FBI and attacking the rule of law in this country. Linda Kenyon, Washington. A budget deadline looms in Washington to avert a federal government shutdown at the end of the week with President Trump demanding five billion dollars for his border wall. Correspondent Phil Mattingly. Republicans and Democrats have been waiting over. The course of the last week for any word whatsoever. From the White House what I've been told from sources that are involved in this process is Republican negotiators have laid out a series of potential pathways to get out of this a series of options at the president could take. There was a meeting on Friday. The president had with top staff, and he didn't settle on any of those options. Another sell off on Wall Street. The start the trading week. Correspondent Steve Kastenbaum. There was cheering at the closing bell at the new York Stock Exchange, but there wasn't much of anything. To celebrate. The dow. Jones industrial average closed down more than five hundred points with two day losses. Topping nine hundred points, the s&p five hundred fell as much as two and a half percent during the trading day that index at its lowest point of the year, the Dow s&p five hundred or on track to have their worst December since the great depression on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average fell five hundred eight points the and P five hundred closed down fifty four the NASDAQ off by triple digits down by one hundred fifty seven points. I'm Ann Cates. Here's.
"komi" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The democrats seized on the komi judgment that komi acted wrongly in disclosing the investigation to hillary clinton and that seems to have tipped the election i would hope that the repub the democrats were mad at komi embrace the idea there should be some secrecy in government which is an idea they haven't embraced i think the core issue though is that the fbi the investigations basically were fair and on the merits and so for all the mistakes that surrounded the the report found that you know we have a lot of professionals in the fbi as were basically doing their job recently well ej it was to emails versus five hundred other pages in the report is the way i see it i mean i see to real messages of this report that in the end the fbi hurt clinton and thus help trump even if that wasn't its intent and be it also showed that the republicans ongoing effort to work the rafts by attacking the fbi and other institutions succeeded komi decided to have that news conference with the which the inspector general's reports that was extraordinarily and insubordinate near had other words criticizing it because he was worried about what the repub publican's would say about him and similarly the report was very critical of his leaking that information about new emails in october that turned out not to be new email so that i think what you gotta do is put this report together with trump's efforts now to continue to attack the investigation and continue to attack the fbi because this is spectrum general's report tells us those attacks have worked for republicans i want to touch on the summit with north korea because in any other week that would be a big deal with historic summit after generations of isolation and north korean leader came face to face and on equal footing with a us president old prejudices and practices worked as obstacles on our way forward but we overcame all of them and we are here today and that's a translator the words of king kim jong un we heard scott horsely piece of president thinks that this issue is over and one despite the fact that there's no information on how when or under what supervision north korea would dispense nuclear weapons ej briefly do you think this was the success that the.
"komi" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"That they are now going to congress take this report and they have at the ready now fbi agents let me let me be clear at the fbi agents the rank and file are going to be the heroes in this story but because they're the ones on the ground they're the ones that know the truth they're the ones that are dying to tell their story which they cannot tell until they are subpoenaed now my sources sarah sources greg sources we all know that those guys are already lined up we know they're they're following this report will be a follow up here and one other thing greg i mean it was interesting to see all the laws that you had identified in this document that to me you know jumped off the page and the second thing is these the struck email shows the fbi covered up the fact that hostile actors in fact did gain access to hillary's email which was in the original draft that they took out just like gross misconduct and extreme or gross negligence versus extreme misconduct all of that we were dead right on from the gecko and that was the most important part i thought is i read through the report today that they did confirm that komi initially found clinton committed crimes and then the language was red lined out it was altered and you know the aichi never really gets to the bottom of that and then the other changes which you just mentioned comey comes out of this bruised battered and bloody but you know frankly it's not surprising to me the i was unable able to connect the dots that he cleared clinton for political reasons it's what i predicted any program last night i mean and here's why and no one's gonna leave an incriminating paper trail that says what's fixed the clinton case to absolve nobody's gonna confess to it after the fact that would be confessing to a crime but the evidence is sufficient for americans to draw the inexorable conclusion komi contorted the law he twisted the facts he ignored compelling evidence to clear clinton and nothing else makes sense and you can really see that in the section to which you just referred in which the i g really breaks down the statutes that were examined by komi and others dick clinton surely violated and.
"komi" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"Heroes in this story because they're the ones on the ground they're the ones that know the truth they're the ones that are dying to tell their story which they cannot tell until they are subpoenaed now my sources sarah resources greg sources we all know that those guys are already lined up we know they're following this report will be a follow up here and one other thing greg i mean it was interesting to see all the laws that you had identified in the stock you that to me you know jumped off the page and the second thing is these the struck email shows the fbi covered up the fact that hostile actors fact did gain access to hillary's email which was in the original draft that they took out just like gross misconduct and extreme or gross negligence versus extreme misconduct all of that we were dead right on from the gecko and that was the most important part i thought as i read through the report today that they did confirm that komi initially found clinton committed crimes and then the language was red lined out it was altered and you know the i never really gets to the bottom of that and then the other changes which you just mentioned komi comes out of this bruised battered and bloody but you know frankly it's not surprising to me the i g was unable to connect the dots that he cleared clinton for political reasons it's what i predicted program last night i mean and here's why and no one's gonna leave an incriminating paper trail that says let's fix the clinton case to absolve or nobody's going to confess to it after the fact that would be confessing to a crime but the evidence is sufficient for americans to draw the inexorable conclusion komi contorted the law he twisted the facts he ignored compelling evidence declare clinton and nothing else makes sense and you can really see that in the section to which you just referred in which the i g really breaks down the statutes that were examined by komi and others that clinton surely violated and yet they just sort of misconstrued and massage them and you can tell the i g thought so they justice department inspector general did refer five f b i employees for an investigation into whether this politically charged hostile text messaging etc etc violated.
"komi" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Who else got this was leaking it with my private memoirs is my collection for my diary so for now we don't have the sound bites for this but there's another important exchange bret baier asked komi if he thought mccabe should be prosecuted because mccabe according to the inspector general report has lied to investigators four different times four different times so bear ass komi should be prosecuted qomi said well that's not for me to say bradberry away we'll wait a minute you're set it in the clinton case you said that hillary should not be prosecuted komi while i was the director of the fbi then bear and but even as director of the fbi you did not that was not your role to determine who gets prosecuted in it's a key point the july fifth press conference what they're talking about here for komi goes out and list all the crimes hillary committed but then tells us no reasonable prosecutor would pursue it because she didn't intend to break any of these laws and in komi saint komi announces that he will not press charges he will not recommend that charges be brought and he will not do it wait a minute you're not the attorney general loretta lynch isn't she's over there with clinton on a tarmac in phoenix and bret baier is simply pointing out what do you mean you not gonna say whether mccabe should be prosecuted you said hillary should not be there.
"komi" Discussed on WHO NewsRadio 1040 AM
"On tv we have been right on most of the issues involving the deep state last week was a vindication on so many of those issues with congressional criminal referrals being sent to the department of justice numbers of them including komi anne mccabe and people like hillary clinton and struck and page loretta lynch and so many others and then an i g criminal referral as it relates to andrew michaela's the deputy fbi director and then we now have an investigation that is ongoing into told komi this was going to happen into james komi and what james comey was involved in leaking information and i think the president makes a phenomenal point as it relates to james comey and that is well this investigation doesn't exist but for the illegal leaking to get the special counsel which we all know the james comey was involved in and by the way i'm not even talking about the the surveillance the unmasking the leaking of ron telling the weaponising of the powerful tools of intelligence by certain upper echelon corrupt people within the fbi the doj in the intelligence agencies that we have exposed or the pfizer abuses that we have exposed or the dossier issues that we have exposed that judges are being lied to and information omitted to get warrants on americans in the weeks leading up to an election trump campaign associate bought and paid for by hillary not told to judge all in an effort to obtain a five zero warrant to spy on that campaign through that one individual and the fact that none of that information was verified a corroborated lies that were told to the presidentelect donald trump you have deep state actors like struck and page and mccabe talking about insurance policies we've exposed all of that and then on top of that exoneration letters written before there is even an interview or investigation of hillary and seventeen other key people and the very specific crimes that hillary clinton has committed eighteen usc seven ninetythree which incidentally now james comey is facing himself and the fact that hillary of course obstructed justice by the leading emails that were subpoenaed acid washing and bleach bidding the hard drive and then of course you know having an aide beat the crap out of.
"komi" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Eight five five four hundred savage eight five five four hundred seven two eight two we've got a lot going on we've got the never ending soap opera that is the russian collusion story but as the as the collusion turns it's falling apart on the democrats komi contradicting mccabe mccabe contradicting komi the i g asking for a criminal investigation and prosecution possible prosecution into mccabe call me on his book tour which is might sell a lot of books but not going very well in the public relations department he's just not likeable and then the komi memo's come out where if you think mccabe contradicted komi komi contradicted komi so that means now he lied under oath last march of two thousand and seventeen so this all has made donald trump very happy today as it should but what does a criminal referral into mccabe really mean has this means the back it has the russia investigation has backfired on trump's enemies and since they're saying he's been cleared and told he's not a target of mahler investigation is is this a trap are they trying to lull him into a meeting with lulla into a sense of complacency and lure him into a meeting with robert mahler where he might slip up this is a lot going on oh what about komi is he going to face a criminal referral he's got eleven caa congressman already wrote a letter about him destruct page loretta lynch hillary clinton and others will call me skate like clinton did or will he be prosecuted for releasing classified information has all of that going on and we're talking about police officers first responders there in the areas of crime is there a war on police in this country some people have shared their personal experiences and we encourage you to answer that question to innocent deputies eating chinese food yesterday murdered assassinated while having their lunch is we some from a retired police officer earlier who said that there's always been contempt for the police officers from certain groups and we saw rash of assassinations back in the late sixties and early seventies but now we're seeing it again in two thousand eighteen and has been a few over the years it's not about police officers being killed in the line of duty that sat enough but just gunned down for for no reason is there a war on police.
"komi" Discussed on KARN 102.9
"Eight five five four hundred savage eight five five four hundred seven two eight two we've got a lot going on we've got the never ending soap opera that is the russian collusion story but as the as the collusion turns it's falling apart on the democrats call me contradicting mccabe mccabe contradicting komi the i g asking for a criminal investigation and prosecution possible prosecution into mccabe call me on his book tour which is might sell a lot of books but not going very well in the public relations department he's just not likeable and then the komi memo's come out where if you think mccabe contradicted komi komi contradicted komi so that means that he lied under oath last march of two thousand and seventeen so this all has made donald trump very happy today as it should but what does a criminal referral into mccabe really mean has this means that the the back it has the russia investigation has backfired on trump's enemies and since they're saying he's been cleared and told he's not a target of investigation is that means is this a trap are they trying to lull him into a meeting with lulled into a sense of complacency and lure him into a meeting with robert mahler where he might slip up this is a lot going on oh what about komi is he going to face a criminal referral he's got eleven congressman already wrote a letter about him peter struck page loretta lynch hillary clinton and others will call me skate like clinton did or will he be prosecuted for releasing classified information as all of that going on and we're talking about police officers first responders there in the areas of crime is there a war on police in this country some people have shared their personal experiences and we encourage you to answer that question to innocent deputies eating chinese food yesterday murdered assassinated while having their lunch is we've heard some from a retired police officer earlier who said that there is always been contempt for the police officers from certain groups and we saw rash of assassinations back in the late sixties and early seventies but now we're seeing it again in two thousand eighteen and has been a few over the years it's not about police officers being killed in the line of duty that's sad enough but just gunned down for no reason is there a war on police in this country.
"komi" Discussed on WRVA
"Hello everybody mark levin here our number eight seven seven three eight one three eight one one eight seven seven three eight one three eight one one now these memos these komi memos which so much were made of the komi memos and all they do is damn komi and the justice department sat on these memos for a year fought the release of these memos under foia requests for a year why why because they benefit trump there's a nice concise review of this over there at the daily wire and they say what do we know about these memos number one we know the komi leak the memos to prompt a special counsel in the first place after commes firing he leaked memos to a close friend so the press would see them intending to prompt a special counsel investigation into his firing and by the way now that we've seen these memos why would they prompt a special counsel investigation the theory was that the memo showed the komi was hot on trump's trail on the russian investigation and that trump fired komi in order to obstruct justice i'll say this too if the president had not fired komi ladies and gentlemen he'd still be over there doing his stuff the president deserves a big thank you for firing komi comey told the senate committee in june twenty seventeen quote i asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo where the reporter i didn't do it myself for variety of reasons but i asked him to because i thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel that there's nothing in the memo said suggests trump was actually tempting to obstruct justice it shouldn't have prompted the appointment of anyone for anything number two the letter from the department of justice to congress suggests portions the memo were classified comey said he hadn't broken the law by showing the memos to a third party because they run classified personal recollection but the letter from the department of justice to congress with a memo's attached states therefore pursuant to your requests were providing the request of memoranda.
"komi" Discussed on Super Station 101
"Yeah all that lisa page have you read those text messages that's a little brash spicy pressure another part of the the the the memo's we're finding out that where komi was telling donald trump when he brought the dossier to donald trump and he said listen i'm being pressured by cnn to advise you on this stuff so on and so forth it turns out that the cnn journalist that was covering the doj for them at that time was none other than valerie jarrett's daughter laura so basically somebody that james comey would have known very well he was using her as a scapegoat to go in and present that stuff trump and saying hey we want to be careful we don't wanna let this stuff get out when he the cnn handed the whole time there would be no surprise if if komi literally hand delivered the the dossier to to cnn it's insane how how deep the web is amongst all this stuff and it just goes back to the hannity standard that we talked about this thinking about that in the fact that people have now according to the mainstream media they have to disclose all their relationships as to who they know or who they talked to who's wedding they went to whatever whatever a hannity actually i think i guess this was last night he called out chuck todd because his wife is something something to do with the democratic party like within the dnc fake i may maybe misrepresenting that but she's something to do with political heavy hitters he called him out on it in chuck todd's mad that he brought it up he's like listen bro standard kaz exactly if you've got to do the whole disclosure thing why is that how about the fact that they preach to us that we have to be like accepting of everyone yet they're the least accepting side of the all in all of this i mean if you don't lawn up with what they believe in i mean they'll trash you it makes no sense all right we're talking right now about the hypocrisy the left we gotta take a break but we want.
"komi" Discussed on Super Station 101
"The bombshells in another excerpt komi ridiculed trump for being shorter than he anticipated and described trump as having bright white half moons beneath his is additionally he argued that trump's ties are too long wow just wow well we know what the have moons from right well he says in the book that it's from the tanning bed tanning goggles right but this is this is part of this big book he's putting stuff in but i don't know when you were growing up if your mom and dad name would say that i know your dad would have no him there's your side their side and then there's the truth right i i'd like to hear the other side and then we can make a judgment on here's a section of the book which is sure to bring trump to his knees take trump down there's no way trump would be able to get up from this blow your adding komi rides that obama sat alone with him in the oval office in late november and told him quote i picked you to be the fbi director because of your integrity and your ability i want you to know that nothing nothing has happened in the last year to change my view on the verge of tears called komi told obama quote boy those were words i needed to hear i'm just trying to do the right thing.
"komi" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM
"He was using figures of speech he wasn't being specific my god my wife might macos one percenters are can't handle at me you gotta y you to knock this down i'll tell you this is more about komi this has much more about komi that does about trump this the way kambas written this and has not changed any of this even after a year has gone by shows trumpy komi is out to get trump and that's why komi never told trump upfront the dossier was a smear job paid for by hillary and it was used by obama don't forget to get the faisal more that's the obama administration this whole thing was made up remember this pfizer investigation was the third time the obama administration had been using the intel community to leak stuff to the drive by media to see how compliant they would be in getting stuff in the news that the obama administration wanted in the news at coley says that trump then told him quote i may order you to investigate that komi says he told trump i said serve that's up to you but you want to be very careful about that because it might create a narrative that were investigating you personally and second it's very difficult to prove something didn't happen wait a minute nobody is supposed to know about these investigations call me that is another thing i mentioned at once this whole book if we ever go by the book again if we ever do really go by the book of logging we're not doing it in immigration we're not doing it with guns we're not doing it with this apparently where we get back.
"komi" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Wanted to lift the cloud komi also told congress that the president had said to him that this russia business was interfering in his ability to run the country as president these notes we obtained appear to show that komi told data bentayga the exact same thing komi also told congress that the president had asked him to make a public statement that the president wasn't personally being investigated by the fbi komi appears to have recounted that same presidential request these same way to dana bet komi also told congress that that he that james comey had had asked the attorney general to make sure the president never again spoke to him alone one on one about matters like this komi conveyed the same description of that same conversation to dana bent and from these notes we got it appears to us almost the exact same word for word language so the reason all of that matters the reason those matching phrases those matching descriptions of those conversations the reason that's important is because the president is potentially in legal jeopardy for firing james komi if not firing was an effort by the president to obstruct justice now how to prosecute his termine if an action like that wasn't effort to obstruct justice they look at why it was done and so all these pre firing conversations and interactions between james comey and the president they may end up being part of any legal case against the president if those interactions show what the president thought of komi what he wanted from komi what might have motivated him to fire james comey that's why komi testified about those interactions with the president in detail under oath to congress last year honestly that's also why there's so much intimidation about combs book coming out next week what happened between komi and the president before the president fired him is really important to the question of whether the president might be criminally charged or otherwise liable for obstruction of justice in this instance and the president of course disputes commes.
"komi" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM
"The report is based on review of one hundred and twenty eight thousand documents and interviews with prosecutors and fbi agents on the hot seat and this is why some of us want an investigation of what took place with the fbi komi mccabe and the justice department during the lead up to the election and during the election it details critical failings by the government as it raced to get ready for the two thousand eight trial to shoveled files key meetings at which fbi agents never took notes insufficient management by supervisors at the department of justice criminal division and pained egos that led resentful members of the prosecution team to stop talking to each other in the weeks before the case went to a washington dc jury for instance the report says that the justice team argued to the jury that stevens who served the state of alaska for forty years except that pricey renovations to his alaska chalet from oil services company executive bill allen prosecutors argued the senator didn't disclose the full value of the gift on his congressional disclosure forms there was a problem with that though defense attorney sullivan says senator stevens had a handwritten note to bill allen requesting that bill allen cinema bill it was the heart of the defense because the note said send me a bill we have to do this ethically quote unquote but prosecutors reason the senator was simply trying to cover his tracks and they failed a turnover statements from a renovation for him in rocky williams who might well have supported the senators account they went on to present estimates about the cost of renovations that were wildly overblown the report said the government team also left the jury with the mistaken impression that allen had been telling thirties all along that stevens had cooked up a cover story about wanting to pay all the bills but in fact the report says allen didn't mention that in fifty five previous interviews were prosecutors in the fbi only coming up with the count that helped the justice department on the eve of the trial.
"komi" Discussed on KHNR 690AM
"Allowed to investigate americans that's why he's batting he's pounding his fist on commes desk all the time wanting komeito opened up the investigation because the cia can't do it but then the cia can't put information about americans out into the out into the into the media so brennan work through intermediaries one of them was harry reid and he went and he briefed read on things that he had no right to brief read about about investigation of americans and then read then went public with it in a letter to comi which which read the gave to the media saying you must open investigation i have information about the connection between trump and the russians and so on and so forth did he have to convince komi or was comey easily convinced call me was the way i understand comas as he was he was kind of balancing between the trump campaign and the hillary campaign he would he would anger one of them and then they would go in anger the other and so call me was was put up some resistance but he was not difficult to convince what was harry reid's role in all of this harry reid's role was to was to publicly pressure komi and to help brennan get information out into the media and reed brennan goes to read.