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"kurt olson" Discussed on Opening Arguments

Opening Arguments

07:53 min | Last month

"kurt olson" Discussed on Opening Arguments

"Of a special master with the recusal of defendants Hobbes and richer from further participation in matters involving the 2022 general election, including any new election in any review of the issues related to the 2022 general election and any new election. None of that is in the statute, all of that is absolutely bonkers and we are headed towards another rule 11 sanctions against Kerry lakes lawyers. So Kurt Olson insurrectionist weirdo and proven liar. Congratulations because you're about to be on the hook for the attorney's fees incurred in connection with litigating this nonsense suit. Why am I confident of that? Could it be their Sterling batting average? Yeah. They're doing great. And just to keep things moving, we just received confirmation by the tenth circuit that certain sanctions imposed in 2021 in one of the dominion lawsuits where upheld not, by the way, dominions defamation lawsuits, which are continuing to run against the propagators of the big lie. And in fact, next week, Rupert Murdoch is scheduled to be deposed in connection with one of the dominion defamation cases. Yeah, absolutely. So I'm looking forward to that one. We talked about this very, very briefly when it was filed. This was two years ago over Christmas, December 22nd, 2020 in Colorado federal court, a bunch of random voters filed perhaps the silliest election denying lawsuit. And you're saying that's a really, really high bar. Silly one. How about one which purports to represent purports to be a class action? And if you're saying, who's the class, the class is everybody who voted in the election? Yeah. So that's page 81. This is monstrously long. Their conduct that is the evil Democrats who stole the election has negatively affected the entire world. Because this was written by a 40 year old. However, the plaintiffs represent a designated class of persons that have standing to sue IE the registered voter. The plaintiffs and those similarly situated have birth certificates, driver's licenses, social security cards that are on the jury rules. These registered voters have an interest in choosing the president of the United States as the chief executive officer and the commander in chief of the armed forces. So yeah, they attempted to bring a class action on behalf of the entire United States and what about the ones who voted for Biden? They threw in a constitutional challenge to section two 30 of the telecommunications decency act because why not? It was just garbanzo. Absolutely insane. And the linchpin was that they could sue under 42 U.S. section 1983 that his deprivation of your civil rights under color of state law because dominion is really a state actor because they run the elections, right? Which is kind of like arguing that the manufacturer of number two pencils is a state actor, right? Exactly. Look. Uses them, yeah. Yeah. It's bizarre. The complaint is so bad, like they didn't even do their own work. They made reference to other bogus kraken law complaints. So for example, paragraph two O two says, on November 25th, 2020, former U.S. attorney Sidney Powell esquire here after referred to as attorney Powell. On behalf of a group of Georgia voters filed a complaint in federal court for emergency relief to decertify the results of the general election for the office of president, and then a bunch of just repeating verbatim, the frivolous elements of Sydney Powell's frivolous lawsuit in Georgia. Coupled with paragraph two 82, as in Georgia on December 1st, attorney Powell on behalf of two Wisconsin voters filed a complaint federal court for declaratory emergency and permanent injunctive relief they forgot that word. Naming defendants herein WC defendants at mister Evers in their official capacity and then a whole bunch of that. So look, so this complaint was nonsense from the moment that it was filed. And the court was like, this sure seems to be nonsense. And gave them kind of multiple outs to try and fix the problem. Again, remember rule 11, you get a 21 day safe harbor period to withdraw your nonsense pleadings, which they decided not to. No, we got to write you heard us. Yeah. So yeah, all the defendants moved to dismiss as the appellate court says, on various grounds, including that the plaintiffs lacked standing because they sought only to assert non justiciable generalized grievances. Plaintiffs opposed the motion to dismiss, but then moved for leave to file an amended complaint that would add in new plaintiffs and new claims under RICO because they read somewhere that RICO allows you to do that. I don't know. They sued dominion. They sued Facebook and they sued a bunch of state officials. Ultimately, the plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed out their claims against the state officials, but left in their complaints against dominion and Facebook. Right. And so the district court granted the motion to dismiss and said, yeah, you're just like complaining about election stuff, but dominion is not a state actor, Facebook is not a state actor. This is absolutely bonkers go home. And then everybody moved for sanctions. And fire sale? Yeah. Come on down with Cornell's. Brand new sanctions. Sanctions against everybody, right? Because of course they did. The attorneys then appealed those up to the tenth circuit and it is my pleasure to tell you, as of late last week, the tenth circuit upheld those sanctions against everybody and I want to bring this full circle to what's happening in Trump world in Florida. So in upholding the sanctions and they were sanctions of nearly $200,000 against these lawyers. The district court found that there was no good faith basis for believing or asserting that plaintiff had standing to bring the claims that they did because there was no individual particularized harm alleged and no reasonable attorney would have believed plaintiffs as registered voters had nothing more had standing to bring the suit. This finding is amply supported in the record. Yet the attorneys efforts to distinguish this case and the other dismissed lawsuits were either self contradictory, a claiming that this suit is brought against private entities and not governmental entities. Or nonsensical and precluded by Supreme Court case law, such as the suggestion that seeking money damages rather than an injunction as a remedy makes plaintiffs claimed injuries sufficiently particularized to form a basis for standing. At the hearing on the motions to dismiss, the district court explicitly gave the sanctioned counsel the opportunity to distinguish the many adverse cases cited by defendants, but he was not able meaningfully to do so or to meaningfully explain how the proposed amended complaint established the plaintiff's standing. And when the district court asked him to identify the plaintiff's most supportive case to establish standing, he cited Terry versus Adams, which involved whether a private entity, it was a 1953 U.S. Supreme Court case, which involved whether private entity was engaged in state action, Brown versus board of education, which you know, and Anderson versus celebrity, a 1983 case U.S. Supreme Court case, which held that a state could not impose an earlier filing deadline for independent candidates.

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"kurt olson" Discussed on Opening Arguments

Opening Arguments

08:40 min | Last month

"kurt olson" Discussed on Opening Arguments

"So she went back on OAN, got interviewed by some doofus and who then proceeded to ask her, well, when Kerry Lake wins this lawsuit could it reinstate Donald Trump as president and Christian Obama was like, I don't know, sure, maybe. Why not? Why the hell not? It's probably the connection, even though that's just for fun, Andrew. Let's just say everything in this idiotic lie of a complaint is right. How would it get Trump to be? Even bob kind of did a double ticket. She was like, well, you know, you'd have to get other states, but like, but no, this is about Maricopa County in 2022. Yeah, you could declare that 2022 every single election was fraudulent and it wouldn't put Trump back in office. It is just bonkers so let's dig into just how bonkers this is. As always, using the tried and true OA technique of reading the complaint backwards, we see that this thing was filed by Kurt Olson, and if you're saying, that name is familiar, but it's not quite Sydney Powell levels of familiar. Kurt Olsen is the guy who represents Mike lindell, who is now in the inner circle with Kerry Lake. So was co counsel with Dershowitz when Mike lindell argued that the tried to sue the FBI for executing a search warrant and taking his phone in a hardee's. And that went nowhere. Curdle is a stop the steal insurrectionist. He was fired by his firm for making comments that were pro insurrectionists, which never great to do. He was also part of the team of buffoons in December of 2020, pressuring the Department of Justice to overturn election results. So his name has shown up in materials that were discussed by the one 6 committee and in fact released by the House committee on oversight. So bad dude representing the worst of the bottom of the barrel dregs. So yeah, Carrie Lake's new lawyer. If you're asking, what's the argument? Oh boy. Here's the argument. The first thing you need to know is Arizona has two laws that passed apparently before the 2020 election scam that actually do provide courts with the ability to order a do over of a state election or declare a winner. So Arizona revised statute 16 6 7 two says any elector of the state that is a voter may contest the election of any person declared elected to a state office or declared nominated to a state office in a primary or the declared result of an initiated or referred mesh or a proposal to amend the constitution of Arizona or other questioner proposals submitted to the vote of the people on any of the following grounds. The first three don't matter it is misconduct on the part of the election boards. That's not alleged here. That the person who's right to the office was not at the time eligible to the office, not alleged here, that the person has given to an elector inspector judge or clerk a bribe or reward or his offer in such briber reward for the purpose of procuring his election. Okay. So none of those, but four and 5 say, four on account of illegal votes, and that's it. And 5 says, by reason of the erroneous count to votes, the person declared elected did not in fact receive the highest number of votes for the office. So Arizona has law that says if you think that for whatever reason, the person who was elected did not receive the most number of votes and you voted, you can file a lawsuit and what can the court do if you're correct that is 16 6 7 6. If an election contest, it appears that a person other than the contest E has the highest number of legal votes, the court shall declare that person elected and that the certificate of the election of the person whose office is contested is of no further legal force or effect that is subsection C and subsection B says after hearing the proofs and allegations of the parties, the court shall file its findings and immediately thereafter shall pronounce judgment either confirming or annulling and setting aside the election. So case closed, I guess, yeah, okay. Yeah, you can get the election declared null and void, or if the counting was erroneous, you can get a declaration from the court that the person that the court thinks got the most number of votes one actually won. I can not find when this law was passed. I looked, I did ascertain that there was an effort to amend it in 2021 because of course there was to include presidential electors that was House Bill 27 20, but that failed and now in the Arizona state legislature. So but what that tells me is that this was not something. As soon as I read this, I thought, oh, dipshit Republicans in the Arizona state legislature got this bill passed in 2021 because of crazy yeah, that's what I was thinking. That's what I thought too. It clearly predates that. It's a terrible idea, but whatever, that's the law. Well, okay, hold on. Why do you say it's a terrible idea? It's a terrible idea in today's climate, I guess I would say. When people are comfortable going into court and either lying or getting an affidavit from a known liar like Russell Ramsey or terpsicore spider or whatever that says, they think that there were any illegal number of votes because the voting machines beamed the results to Venezuela, where the ghost of Hugo Chavez turned them into, right? Like that's what makes this in a void? Sure. I can see yeah. I mean, I guess I'm saying where I'm coming from is I feel like the problem is not the recourse to possibly challenge her overturn a fraudulent election. The problem is proving that it was actually fraudulent and some real sense. And I mean, I guess I'm holding out for like, if they start getting more and more control of some of these places where they could actually affect elections and really steal one, maybe this would kind of come back to bite them, wouldn't it? It could, but let me give you sort of the counter argument in looking at the U.S. presidential election. And this is part of the kind of idiocy and why the kraken folks were sort of left with. Fraud vitiates everything so that means mumble mumble because if you could prove beyond a doubt, right? And let's use a democratic instance, right? Like you could prove beyond a doubt the certification of Palm Beach, Florida was fraudulent in 2000, right? And so therefore, Al Gore received more votes in Florida and therefore was entitled to Florida's electoral votes and should have been the winner of the 2000 presidential election. By the way, completely plausible claim. Suppose you prove that in the middle of 2001. You want to kick George W. Bush out of office? Sure. In state Al Gore and then like retroactively undo the last 6 months. You might have saved millions of lives in the Middle East. I certainly agree that that would have been a better outcome. But from a rule of law perspective, you can't declare a do over 6 months into a presidential administration. Oh, okay, I guess. I don't know. So I'm not sure. I just put it there again. We certainly could debate it, but my point is that in the abstract, this actually provides a remedy for if you have claimed fraud and election. And of course, we're now in a season. And maybe my views are colored by the fact that people alleging fraud tend to be the fraud hours rather than the fraud ease. But I take your point in a vacuum being able to say, oh, here's the remedy for a fraudulent election. If you can prove that they're illegal votes, we'll do a do over. You at least do another election. I mean, I think, I guess where I'm coming from is way back when or pretty early on in the show when we talked about a lot of the theories around Russian interference and that was, you know, the Mueller report and stuff was still unclear.

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"kurt olson" Discussed on Opening Arguments

Opening Arguments

08:15 min | Last month

"kurt olson" Discussed on Opening Arguments

"So these are state officials who now have subpoenas from the special counsel, requesting quote for the period June 2020 through January 20th, 2021, produce any and all communications in any form, a two from or involving Donald J Trump for president. Donald J Trump or any employee or agent of or attorney for the Trump campaign or any records or documents that record summarize transcribe Anna to annotate or reflect any such communications with official campaign employees and surrogates so that includes Bill stepien Justin Clark Jenna Ellis, our buddy Boris Epstein, Rudy Giuliani, drunken flatulent Giuliani's deputy slash hitman Bernie Carrick outside lawyers, including John eastman, Kurt Olson, William Olson, cleta Mitchell, who, you know, I like to think we had some small part in getting fired from Foley & Lardner. Sidney Powell Lin wood. And then some state level folks that we have talked about in connection with the eastman docs like Ken cheesebrough. So we've seen some of these documents again in connection with the eastman litigation. So the fact that one of the very first things that we have heard out of the special counsel's office is we are going to state election officials and we are looking for evidence of efforts to improperly persuade state election officials to overturn the election. Good news. Okay, here's my question on this point. We talked about Jack Smith and what he's doing and it felt to me, you know, it's special prosecutor, go back to that episode, but why is this something that wasn't already done? That's going to be my question with everything Jack Smith does, short of actually indict people because it feels like he should just be there to cross the T's and dot the lower case J's and just then indict people. But is this something that should have already been done that they just didn't do? So we don't know how much previously has been done. And again, we did not know until Trump made it public that there was the entirety of the investigation in connection with the presidential records act documents, which now, you know, probably seem to be the easiest path towards a Trump criminal conviction. So, you know, I'm reluctant to say that the prior folks at the DoJ were napping on the job. No, I'm not, yeah, I just am wondering. I agree with you. Here's all I can say is we don't know what we don't write this to classic unknown unknowns. And we don't know what we don't know. And so I'm not willing to say, should have been done already, but the point is taken, but that would be my counterargument is. Maybe they were focused on a whole bunch of other areas. And now we know that, oh, by the way, Jack Smith thinks, hey, how much work have you done on the trying to corrupt state legislature's part? Because I've seen that and Alex real bad. So, you know, however you want to slice it, obviously good direction for team justice. And then Andrew, what does this headline about? They just found more classified folders and whatnot. I mean, why is that not instant you're under arrest? What is going on here? So here's what's going on. Remember, we have since learned that the redacted name is Trump attorney Christina bob, signed the certification in connection with the subpoena that was served on Trump over the summer that said, hey, give us back all the documents with security classifications, and she signed on and said, you know, two of the best my knowledge, we've conducted a diligent search and we definitely gave you back all of those documents and they definitely didn't. And so that dispute is now in front of our friend chief judge beryl Howell, the U.S. district court in the District of Columbia, that said, you know, given that that certification doesn't seem to be worth the paper it's printed on. Yeah. Maybe you should do another triple checks for us. You say you checked for all the crimes. I'll give you a chance to check a little bit more. Did you look in the closets, all of the. And so here's what Trump's lawyers have said in court, again, this is Washington Post reporting, so I wish I had the documents, but again, don't. But I think it's important to convey. So Trump threw his lawyer said that they hired a third party to search Trump Tower in New York and bedminster in New Jersey. To comply with the court's request. And then the lawyers said, and guess what? We didn't find anything at Trump Tower. We didn't find anything at bedminster, no need to look there. But we did look at a storage unit in West Palm Beach, Florida. And we found two more documents. And so we're going to give you those two documents. But it is fine, right? And The Washington Post. A person familiar with the matter said the storage unit had a mix of boxes, gifts, suits, clothes. It was suits and swords and wrestling belts and all sorts of things to my knowledge he, meaning Donald Trump has never been to the storage unit. I don't think anyone in Trump world could tell you what's in that storage unit. Which I don't think is the flex they think it is, right? We stole so much stuff that it's turning up at places I've never been is not the defense that you think that it is, right? And so the initial reaction a lot of people have said is, oh yeah, we're all just back to taking Trump's word for it and, you know, God, you're so stupid and we told you, you know, white people never face justice. I want you to remember, this is exactly the playbook that DoJ ran in. Private in the summer, right? That was like, hey, we've served a subpoena on you. We've asked you to certify that all the documents were back. And now we've got a court order asking you to certify that all the documents are back. And if there's additional evidence that you can now go ex parte to a magistrate judge and say, here's the court order, here are Trump's lawyers in court testifying under oath, just like the certification that they've now we've searched bedminster and by the way, here's our surveillance that we've been running on bedminster and here's testimony of a witness from bedminster who said he saw classified documents. Again, that's all hypothetical. They're going through classified documents like it's COVID contact tracing. Like, well, he was on a cruise. Oh yeah, there's a bunch of documents there. They're just coming out of his pant legs. Everywhere. Yeah, that's right. And look, we'll probably know if there's a search warrant for bedminster and or Trump Tower because Donald Trump will tell us again because he's an idiot. But, you know, we won't know about that ex parte trip to the magistrate unless Donald Trump spills the beans against, which he might who knows. So everybody whose initial reaction is, we understand why they're just taking his word for it. This is part of how you certify to a court that there is probable cause to search a resident for evidence of criminal conduct, which is what you have to do under the Fourth Amendment. The Fourth Amendment requires you to demonstrate probable cause with specificity for the persons to be searched and the places to be searched and the items to be seized. So you can't just say, well, I think Donald Trump is a criminal, so I'd like to look everywhere he's ever been. You have to show with particularity like, and it's not good enough to go, you know, he hangs out at Trump Tower a lot. Okay, but what can you do to connect to Trump Tower? Well, now you can say, yeah, we asked him to search Trump. We saw this document, and then we asked him, hey, can you triple check to make sure there's nothing at Trump Tower, and then he told a court X without disclosing this fact, that looks like a criminal effort to conceal exactly like he did at Mar-a-Lago. And every magistrate judge on earth would issue a search warrant under those circumstances. And so I'm not saying that that's what's going to happen, but I'm saying we won't know. That does happen. And you certainly shouldn't infer that barrel Howell and or the DoJ are just now at the like, okay, fool me 11,604 times shame on me. So there you go.

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"kurt olson" Discussed on The Daily Beans

The Daily Beans

07:31 min | 1 year ago

"kurt olson" Discussed on The Daily Beans

"Let's hit the notes hot notes lead. Story's hard to pick today dana. I can see why. There's so much. But i'm gonna go with. We'll start with the select committee on the insurrection. The you know. They're investigating the insurrection on wednesday. They sent a flurry of requests to federal agencies for records related to the attack including communications from the white house. This is the panels first step to see documents on how the united states government handled the chaos of the siege on the legislature. Set up by house. Democrats with two anti-trump gop members. Which i don't think you have to say that they're just republicans. The select committee is escalating. Its investigation even as the chamber breaks for a month long recess. The committee chaired. By as we know benny thompson plans to seek executive branch records related to the attack in and it's run-up including communications within among the white house and executive branch agencies on and before january six. This records request is huge. I'll go over a couple of things here. They're seeking records relating to attempts to place politically loyal personnel positions across the government after the election. The planning the organization in response to january sixth in earlier and attempts to overturn the rule of law and overturned the two thousand twenty election one segment of the requests notably seeks documents and communications related to the mental stability of donald trump or his fitness for office member that whole twenty fifth amendment thing. Oh absolutely it's requests. Went to the national archives and records administration the justice department department of defense department of homeland security department of the interior the fbi and the office of the director of national intelligence thompson. Gave the agency's. Ah two week deadline to respond. He's not fucking around. The broad range of this request could make it difficult for them to do so in time. But i don't care. The committee asked the national archives for all documents communications within the white house involving host of trump denizens including picks former national security adviser. Robert o'brien trump advisor. Pete navarro kaley mcenaney kennedy mackin. And i'm a god steve bannon mike. Flynn malania trump. All trump's adult children except for tiffany. She's off the hook and makes me laugh. Left out of every family reunion. kimberly guilfoil. The best is yet to come. Rudy giuliani and roger stone quote. I think it is unlikely to house committee which hunt is going to find any documents or evidence that the fbi couldn't find. Roger stone told politico. I say again. Any claim implication insinuation or assertion. That either knew about or had anything to do with the events of january six even though i stayed at a hotel and hired a bunch of boys to guard me is categorically false. There's no evidence to the contrary. Accept all the evidence that is to the contrary. Yes i did. Add few things into his statement in its request to the pentagon the panel specifically asked for all documents communications concerning possible attempts by trump to remain in office after january twentieth. Twenty twenty one. They also asked for communications about martial law the insurrection act and the use of military personnel. During last year's election it also sought communications to from an about cash patel. That is the former nunez aide who ascended through the trump administration's national security ranks and then ended up serving as the acting. Defense secretary's chief of fucking staff the patel requests touches on civil unrest violence or attacks at the us capitol challenging overturning or questioning the validity of the election or the counting of the electoral vote on january sixth It also seeks communications between the defense department and trump on january fifth and january. Sixth as well as communications about the twenty fifth amendment. Hey so that has to do with all the chris miller stuff and why the national guard didn't go out on time for department of homeland security. They requested materials relating to instructions to stop or delay preparations for the transmission or the transition of administrations. The committee also ask for materials related to dhs's monitoring of social media and the ousting of chris crabs who ran the department cybersecurity agency until trump fired him for defending the integrity of the election panel also sent abroad request to deny seeking communications relating to actual or attempted conversations between any oh dna official and any white house official on january fifth and january. Six twenty twenty one a request to the interior seeks all documents communications relating to national park service permits and permit applications for events in washington. Dc relating to the two thousand twenty election. I'm sorry jeep is point. It's like we're requesting all documents that have ever been documented to give you anything that has writing on it. And there's a piece of paper or that has prints on it in a piece of paper. We're requesting it yet. And this is all this stuff for the interior between election. Day and inauguration day. That's that whole that's not just the fifth and six november december january the p- the permitting process for the rally held outside the white house. On january six has drawn scrutiny because of the ties between trump campaign a campaign officials in the end. You know the event it also asked for documents. Communications related to conversations between any department of the interior official and president trump or any white house official january fifth or sixth relating to the january fifth. Rally the january sixth rally or january sixth attack on the capital. The park police came under attack during the insurrection. As well as the washington monument They requested wine region records from the department of justice related to trump's attempts to force the department to intervene in the election. Then vice president. Mike pence's role in presiding over the election certification and any discussion again of the twenty-fifth amendment and the department's response to january six. They're really driving home. This twentieth amendment thing in particular asking for records on any potential or actual changes in senior personnel in the period between the election and inauguration day and investigations voter fraud all documents and communications involving mark meadows. Kurt olson rudy. Giuliani sydney powell agenda. Ls joseph degen uva and victoria toensing. Both of my fantasy indictment draft and communications between any department of justice official and president trump or any other white house official on january fifth and sixth now from what they want from. The fbi is their preparation for the attack and intelligence gathering and communications with the trump white house and it also is asking for records related to election investigations communications with individuals including rudy sydney pal and supporters of trump to push to overturn the election. And if you're wondering what that noise is in the distance it's the sound of a thousand paper shredders. Fortunately all these agencies now are you know. They're biden agencies. The paper shredder sounds would have happened before january twentieth. My god we'll be fbi. I don't know it like to think that's claim we'll find out. Thank you for that. I- unbelievable amount of requests there. I sorry i took so long it was just. There's no way to to shorten that story and i would. I would been disappointed. Had you i think our listeners would have been too because they're so much in there that's just delicious This is also good. Stuff to members of congress are facing condemnation questions following their surprise. Visit to ghanistan this week. Which diverted resources from the us is chaotic withdrawal enrage military leaders and lead house speaker. Nancy pelosi to declare it not a good idea. So we've got rep seth moulton. He's a democrat from massachusetts and rep. Peter masur republican from michigan..

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"kurt olson" Discussed on The Daily Beans

The Daily Beans

07:12 min | 1 year ago

"kurt olson" Discussed on The Daily Beans

"So let's hit the hothouse hot notes. Alright lead story. Today is all about the attempted coup from the former guy. This is coming from betsy. Woodruff swan at politico. She says donald trump asked the country's top legal official in late december about a conspiratorial draft. Complaint this is rosen about this draft complaint aimed at overturning the twenty twenty election according to previously unreported accounts of trump's phone call with the former acting attorney general. That's jeffrey rosen. Rosen persuaded trump. The lawsuit wasn't a good idea. He told senate investigators last weekend that that's what he told trump and that's according to two sources familiar with his testimony. This previously unreported detail underscores. How hard the department of justice lawyers work to shoot down. The increasingly harebrained legal strategies that reached the president's desk trump brought up the fifty four page legal document in a phone. Call with rosen and late december weeks after losing trump wanted to know. Why wasn't the justice department doing more about the election. The complaint was being circulated by an outside group. Helmed by kurt olson. An attorney who had represented texas in its own failed lawsuit challenging trump's loss earlier that month and some of the president's allies found its logic compelling the complaint modeled after the texas lawsuit would have urged the supreme court to declare that the electoral college from six key. Swing states lost by trump cannot be counted because of baseless allegations of election fraud and for the justices to order a special election for trump to be held in those states. Rosen didn't so he basically had this legal document that said the supreme court needs to overturn six states that he lost and how we hold the election in the states that he lost. Oh yes for sure. Let's just do reverse just doing just do a new election rosen. Didn't find olson's arguments persuasive. Really he had already been in touch with texas lawyer. That's according to emails previously released by house. Investigators any challenged him to come up with some supreme court precedents backing up his case. But that didn't happen. So when trump brought the complaint up on the call the acting attorney general was ready. Because he'd already talked to this guy wilson. The complainant circulated widely enough at senior levels of government. That department's office of legal counsel had reviewed it. They reviewed it and laid out legal reasons why it was a non-starter rosen presented some of these arguments the president including arguments related to standing and original jurisdiction and he told not not that. It's fucking ridiculous. You know he was like well. You might have some standing and jurisdiction problems. and he told congressional investigators. He persuaded trump to side with him. On this particular case the justice department did not sign onto the complaint and rosen repeatedly. Told the president what he didn't wanna hear over the course of his final weeks in office but despite that trump didn't fire rosen and bj pack former us attorney in atlanta told congressional investigators today on wednesday that his abrupt resignation in january had been prompted by justice. Department officials namely rosen warning. Bj that the trump was gonna fire him for refusing to say that there was widespread voter fraud enjoy. That's according to a person familiar with. Bj pants testimony pack provided more than three hours of closed-door testimony to the senate judiciary committee. He stepped down with no notice on january fourth saying that he had done his best to be thoughtful and consistent and to provide justice for my fellow citizens in a fair effective efficient manner and A little breaking news right now right in the middle of treason pillow guys symposium his cyber symposium own a lawyer for acute on conspiracy theorists named ron watkins told him to say read a statement on the zoom call that he was on to say that the the data mike lindell was analyzing and was up on the screen for all to see had been stolen from mesa county colorado clerks and they needed to stop the review immediately. The county clerk. Tina peters who has supported election conspiracy theories in the past told nine news colorado. She would not comment on the investigation based on advice from the local district. Attorney district attorney. Dan rubenstein however said tuesday. He never advise peters or anyone else in her office and his office is also conducting. Its own separate criminal investigation into this incident. Peter's did publicly acknowledged the breach tuesday evening when she joined my pillow founder. Mike lindell's cyber symposium promoting trump's fos election rigging claims peters appeared with lindell and sharona bishop former campaign manager for republican colorado congresswoman loren. Bogaerts so dana. It's a cluster. fuck it is. And here's a story that doesn't sound like we've completely made it up my the last one. The senate passed a sweeping democratic budget resolution as spunk. Pardon lines early wednesday. That would make it possible to expand medicare education and environmental measures largely to higher taxes on the wealthy incorporations. Who this is. The to the three point five trillion blueprints to pave the way for the massive social safety net expansion which stopped it was adopted. Fifty to forty nine vote after more than fourteen hours of debate on a myriad of amendments. Now senators voted on forty seven. Non-binding amendments forty-seven during the process adopting some sponsored by republicans among them or an amendment offered by freshman senator. Tommy tuber vo republican from alabama football. Coach you remember him adopted in a ninety nine to zero boat actually that would block federal funds for any jurisdictions that fund. The police which is fine. Because that's not what we're going for anyway. We're not trying to take away all the money from the boys at least most of us anyway. Another by senator. Rick stotts from florida also adopted a ninety nine. Zero vote would ensure tax money doesn't go to groups like hamas which the united states considers a terrorist organization g. When the fuck was our tax money going to hell maas by the way they weren't this was all just a quarter the democrats to vote no on defunding. The police and cory booker was like thank. God let's all walk no. Let's sashayed down and all vote. No on this because you know or vote to include this amendment. Because nobody wants to do that. And i'm sure exactly you know the two thousand twenty two election cycle. I'm sure all the republicans will acknowledge that no democrats voted to defend the police. So you know. It's just absolutely ridiculous. And on the other side of the aisle we have an amendment senator. Tom carbon is a democrat from delaware. He's called for a fund to address. Climate change sounds more reasonable. Because the budget measures are non-binding lawmakers typically use them to pitch messaging proposals which many than using campaign ads during later election cycles which is why every democrat went and voted against the funding. The police democrats said earlier. This week that the legislative package they plan to write would fund programs to provide a families combat climate change in expand healthcare and education programs. Democrats are planning to include language that would establish universal pre-k for three and four year olds making community college. Tuition free for two years provide green cards to millions of immigrant. Workers families reduced prescription drug costs. Now rep steny steny hoyer incenting stateful..

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"kurt olson" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

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"kurt olson" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

"Attack. This time january. Six assault on our nation's capital attacks by domestic terrorists are not just attacks on their media victims. They are tax on all of us collectively. We are focused on violence. Not on ideology. We do not prosecute people for their beliefs just yesterday. The fbi warned that some frustrated cunanan conspiracy believers may try to carry out acts of violence. We've also learned more about how the former president and his then chief of staff. Mark meadows repeatedly and unsuccessfully pressured. The justice department to investigate baseless claims of voter fraud weeks before the newly elected president's inauguration. This is stunning stuff. The house oversight committee today released email exchanges detailing the white house pressure campaign as the wall street journal puts it quote mark meadows on january one forwarded to the justice department a youtube link. Referencing unsubstantiated allegations. That people in italy had manipulated the us election results. A then senior justice department official had two words for it pure insanity they go on the released. Materials include an email from the white house to acting attorney. General jeffrey rosen and acting solicitor. General jeffrey wall that had attacked a draft brief brought by outside attorney. Kurt olson asking the supreme court to overturn election results in pennsylvania georgia michigan arizona and nevada. All states mr biden kerry the email goes on to say trump wanted the documents sent but that neither justice official had responded today the art and trumper. Ohio republican congressman. Jim jordan brought up the emails and the doj skepticism during a house oversight committee hearing when the president when the cheapest apt to the president i had states asked someone in the executive branch to do something and they basically given the finger. I think that's the problem that we should be looking into. But that's not what the democrats gonna look into a few moments ago. We mentioned growing optimism concerning the corona virus yet. Many doctors are still cautious out there today. The cdc designated the delta variant as a quote variant of concern this version you'll recall first detected in india now accounts for almost ten percent of all new cases in our country even so more states including california the first state to impose those strict stay at home regulations are lifting most restrictions now and in new york fireworks were set off across the state a few hours ago to celebrate the benchmark seventy percent of the population of new york getting vaccinated. The white house is also planning an independence from the virus event for the fourth of july. Let's bring in our leadoff guests on this tuesday night. Peter baker the veteran journalist an author who is chief white house correspondent for the new york times. Professor melissa murray. Nyu law school. Who was law clerk for justice. Sonia sotomayor on the federal bench prior to her nomination to the supreme court. Dr irwin redlener. Founding director of columbia university national center for disaster preparedness. He advises us on public. Health also happens to be a columnist over at the daily beast. Well good evening to you all and welcome peter. Let's start with the president you cover for a living and more than that. Let's start with lindsey graham tonight pre-summit advice on hannity. He needs to putin. There's another cyberattack in america coming from russian soil. You're going to pay a price. His policies indicate to me that he doesn't understand the dangers. We face this was not happening. Donald trump president we would not be attacked twice from russia by cyberterrorists. Donald trump were joe biden to fix this interesting advice there to be tough on putin Perhaps the senator can be forgiven. Perhaps he has forgetting this in helsinki. My people came to me. Dan coats came to me and some others. They said they think it's russia president putin. He said it's not russia. I will say this. I don't see any reason why it would be tonight. Fiona hill indeed said that was a humiliating moment for our country. So peter baker doesn't tomorrow Really begin to normalize up this relationship. Well first of all it's worth remembering senator. Graham says this wouldn't have happened under president trump. That is actually did happen. Under president trump. Not just the election interference as you noted there from the helsinki summit but just in the last weeks and months of his administration was the solar wins Cyberattack states for which president trump did nothing and said nothing about public so the extent the senator graham was concerned about an american president being taught on putin This would be the first mobile when a president is confronted a president in that circumstance. We'll see what president biden says tomorrow. We'll see how he confronts president putin what what kind of tone he takes. I think a lot of people are looking to see whether or not he can stand up the president it. So how does he do it. Remember you know. This is a interesting timing for us. Summit in which russia has been provoking the west in recent weeks in quite a demonstrative way both through a repression of its own dissenters at home by embracing Bellarusse was just forced down a plane in order to capture internal opposition leader Through cyber attacks and other provocations in recent weeks so people even side the biden administration to question whether this is the right time. Have this meeting. The question is what president biden will use it for and how he will make that point to president professor. Murray over to you. This is also about the circle around the former president but a big story that came out in peter's newspaper tonight our friend. Neil cock y'all was talking about mr weisselberg to and raised this prospect. If weisselberg doesn't cooperate he's gotta worry that trump may turn on him. Each is going to have to worry about that and that becomes a race to.

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