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"lieutenant colonel vitamin" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"Hillary Clinton. She's crooked folks he's crooked as three dollar bill locker up is right. It's just awfully good. That someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country. Because you'd be in jail. Who specifically are you accusing of treason? If you look at Komi if you look at McCabe if you look at probably people people higher than that if they were honest about it that sort of major investigation into the vice joined tonight by Melissa Marie a law professor at Nyu and former federal prosecutor. Kirshner who was also inside the Roger Stone courtroom today. Thanks to both of you for joining me tonight. Thank you are Glenn. When you view these pardons do you view them As potentially corrupt or an abuse of power. Or do you see them as the president's lawful and proper discretion he has the right to issue these pardons but it is clearly in my opinion abusive power Ari. You know we can call today pardoned Palooza but it it just reinforces that the president really believes that he has the right to weaponize the powers of his office to punish his enemies and to sort of bestow benefits on his friends. And you know if you let the president talk long enough. He's GonNa tell you what he's really thinking. What's really motivating? Because I heard him talking about the blagojevich pardon and he ultimately got around to saying well. You know you know who the prosecutors were in that case it was Patrick Fitzgerald and and you know what he's friends with Komi he's telling you right there that what he was doing was weaponized. Pardon as a way misguided way to punish his enemy Komi and by EXTENSION COMBS FRIEND PATRICK FITZGERALD. And you know it reminded me of when he fired. Lieutenant Lieutenant Colonel Vitamin for speaking the truth about him and then gratuitously punished his brother. I mean if that's not trump sending the signal that I will punish you. I will punish your friends. I will punish your family in any way that I have at my disposal including the pardon power. I don't know what is Melissa. Well let's be clear. Presidents use executive clemency for lots of different reasons often to send policy message. President Barack Obama Exhibited Clemency Two Thousand Times. Just a little bit under two thousand times during his presidency but all to make the point that he thought that low level nonviolent drug offenses were a problem and so most of the people who benefited from his clemency were people who'd been convicted of these drug charges the precedent today's also sending a message. But this is a very different message than one about legislative policy on drug charges. This is a broader question about weaponising all of the powers vested in the president article too for his own political gain. When you put it like that. It almost sounds like you're minimizing it. Because I don't think there is a policy here all personal right. I don't think I mean the personal can be political and I don't think minimizing it at all. This is awesome power it is constitutional power vested in the Office of the president by Article. Two and presidents have the option to wielded as they choose some have chosen to use it to make a stand about legislative action that they would like to see Congress do but Congress has overtaken it and others are using it for other reasons like we saw Gerald Ford Pardon Richard Nixon before he was even convicted in order to make a stand about national unity. And we're seeing the president today using that power to make a stand about preserving his own skin. These are good idea pardons well. They're not my partners to issue but I will say it is surprising and if you look at the individuals who were pardoned eight largely men. He's actually only pardoned one woman in his entire term as president lots of commutations but mostly individuals who have been convicted of serious offenses against the public. Trust that's concerning. You mentioned the public trust. I mean Glenn that's what really jumps out. I think that the interest of who is also in our wild world. A celebrity apprentice contestant is someone who the president was musing about in the middle of the Ukraine plot as well public officials should be able to do whatever they want and so in that context of whatever as Melissa says it may be driving a message to the country. What is the message that public officials should get away with what accountability of any should there be for them? Take a look at what we learned about. Quid pro quo bribery in the initial case. Here of the State of Illinois was engaged in behavior in an attempt quid pro quo to trade a US Senate seat for something about. He didn't do anything. Because it just agree with Mr Lang's contention that offering something of value since there's no I know. Of course I don't disagree. With Mr Lanes contention offering.
"lieutenant colonel vitamin" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"And there's the carrot and a stick can work but we have a we. We identify the problems. We just have different solutions for him. And I I think that what is waiting to see what the other states doing the Caucasus and I guess and they primaries coming up Super Tuesday will be a telltale for a lot of people would view support sanders over trump. If it came down to that well you know we'd have to see where we are. At time. There is sanders. I can tell you one thing. He's got a good heart and he wants to do the right thing. His solution for for fixing it might not be palatable. Might also be something doable. How I'll have to see who knows Bernie might change and moderate just a little bit from now to then who knows all rights West Virginia Democratic? McGrath Senator Joe Manchin. Thank you so much for your time. Always good to see you you too. Thank you Jay. What senator Lindsey Graham is appearing to do now to curry favor with the president? Stay with us. 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We receive from the Ukraine at face value. Republican senator Lindsey Graham and outspoken ally of president trump first. I announced that the Justice Department was cooperating with Giuliani yesterday. CNN's Evan Perez joins me. Now Evan what exactly is the process in place to review Giuliani's claims as it is. He getting information from Giuliani. The same way any of US could submit information or is it different. That's kind of what the Justice Department is suggesting. Jake but that sound bite you just played is is pretty much all we could get from the attorney general before. He made a quick exit from that. Press conference this morning and so the best we can figure out that they've set up a process whereby in a field office away way from Justice Department headquarters. The Giuliani information can be looked at can be vetted to see whether it is any there there But as Bill Bar pointed doubt There's a lot of skepticism that any of this information. That Giuliani has been Flogging for for months I is any value whatsoever and Evan the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsay Graham also yesterday defended the firing in the administration of Lieutenant. Colonel Alexander van mini was fired from the National Security Council He's still in the military. This is after testified in the impeachment hearings under a subpoena. He was forced to testify right. Exactly he was there under subpoena and J. You got what Lindsey Graham did was equate. What Lieutenant Colonel Vitamin did with behavior of some FBI agents and and some investigators in the trump Russia investigation that have now come under scrutiny by the Justice Department? Take a listen to Lindsey Graham's comments I appreciate his service but but there. FBI agents who took the law in their own hands there CIA agents who took the law in their own hands at Department of Justice Lawyers who lagged at the court there's been movements and president trump was elected by people in our government down and Jake. Obviously these are far from the same thing so it's curious comparison comparison for the senator. Make curious as a nice word for it. Evan Perez. Thank you so much I appreciate it. Let's let's talk about this. Amanda grahame clearly is suggesting with ECZEMA. Evidence that Lieutenant Colonel Veneman is part of some deep spe deep state conspiracy. Vin was called to testify. He was subpoenaed and the crime. He committed a crime and quotes is that he told the truth under oath. And I've just listened to those clips. Did impeachment happened happened. Did all that happened Rudy. Giuliani what is he doing. What is Rudy Giuliani's roll up? Nobody knows he has a personal lawyer. Digging up dirt and somehow he has direct access asked to the Department of Justice even though he's currently under investigation himself he's shoveling dirt on a political appointment. It's like the last three months never ever happened. And I remember I mean the weirdest thing about Lindsay Graham being as obsequious as he is to president trump and doing everything everything that trump would want him to do is that there was a time when he was the exact opposite when they were running against each other. This is Lindsay Graham in two thousand fifteen. He's a race baiting XENA phobic religious. Big He doesn't represent my party. He doesn't represent the values that the men and women who wear the uniform are fighting for. He's pudding Our soldiers and diplomats at risk. He's empowering the enemy who is that guy that was tied to the person that he's describing. I mean in South Carolina. Trump is very popular Lindsey. Graham wants to continue to be a senator and he also is that proximity to power the more he is You know we've seen this with lots of people the more you're playing to the audience of one the more you get in the door you know. He's chairman one of the Judiciary Committee now so he actually has power. I mean he look. He's a lick spittle. Suck up right. I mean there's just no question that he has this audience audience of one as I said with Donald Trump as well. What is a frightening though? Is that the Department of Justice would actually engage this that you would have bill bar the attorney general. Well actually signaled the same sorts of things. And if you have the attorney general and the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee essentially conspiring to do investigations Of people for political revenge those are those are powerful outrageous things to do and nothing has been learned by this president over the last three months because exactly right we see what happens. Opens the people who say no who stand up to the president who do things that are different than what he wants. He has them frogmarched out of the White House unceremoniously. And that's why we're seeing so many people willing to comply imply with some of these seemingly outrageous request from the president to dig up dirt on political rivals to look into conspiracy theories about crowd strike and whether the Democrats were in cahoots with Ukraine to take his campaign down the people who know better. Including Lindsey Graham are willing to entertain some of these things in part because they don't don't want to be frogmarched out of the Party by President Trump. And what's also interesting about this. As you point out is that I don't think anybody begrudges president trump thinking that lieutenant colonel. Ben Men in probably shouldn't be on National Security Council anymore given that they disagree about so many things but to have him escorted off the White House grounds. 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"lieutenant colonel vitamin" Discussed on Mueller, She Wrote
"Attorney Attorney and host of the on topic podcast. Please welcome back Renato Mariotti Renato. Welcome back molar. She wrote thank you good to be on the show how are you. We haven't spoken in. It feels like forever but I think it was not that long ago. No doubt no. I'll tell you in today's world a week or two can just I feel like an entire lifetime so I been busy practicing law and doing my own podcast. And and all sorts of other things are definitely keeping busy good and if you have the if our listeners have not listened to the topic podcasts you really should check that out. It's it's really really very informative and we really appreciate appreciate all the work that you're doing on that. So thank you for that and I wanted to have The reason I have you here today as I wanted to legal expert To Talk to us about the bombshell news. That's come out over the weekend about the removal of Lieutenant Colonel Vitamin and his brother From the National Security Council so and then of course Gordon Somboon from as ambassador of the E U I think they just dissolve that position has trump actually broken any laws here. Let's pretend he's not above the law as he actually broken any laws here. You have a great question you know it obviously stinks to high heaven. Which is why my initial the actions tweet out that this looks a lot like witness Retaliation which it is. I think you know we saw Donald Trump junior tweeted out essentially that You know I think he said something makeshift smoked out everyone. That trump needed to fire that sort of thing. So I think it's clear that the intent of this is to retaliate against people. The WHO are witnesses against trump and I also think that the another part of the intent is essentially to discourage other people coming forward in the future so is it. Does it break the law. Well let's start on the criminal side of things because that's what I think. People are really focused on. Is this sort of witness tampering. So one problem problem with any kind of bringing kind of criminal claim for for this being a good form of witness tampering is that it's not clear that an impeachment Eastman proceeding is a quote legal. You know is it a legal proceeding for purposes of any of the staff federal statute so in other words. You know with clear that a let's say a you know a court case would be a grand jury investigation would be but you know is impeachment and impeachment. In Kore- I is it A is proceeding for purposes of the statute. I don't you know that is an open question. No one knows for sure but let's just assume that it is another problem is of course all the testimony already occurred in other words the proceedings. Over whatever it is you you know the fee Peterman proceedings over. And it's clear that he's not trying to influence any future testimony in that proceeding right. So that's why. I'm sure that his advice from his lawyers was to wait until the impeachment was done to do it Because now the AL it will be one thing if in the middle of impeachment. Corey fired Someone you know you're just missed on land or or demoted Vin meant Or transfer vitamin HE KENO cheap purposely waited until after You know it was over To do that so I think the argument here you know really would be the You know that he's trying to you. Know essentially her witnesses. You know her. He's trying to discourage witnesses from coming forward. It's some future wrongdoing or some you know or or something like that but of course we don't know what that would be future proceeding would be. It's very It's very the Speculative so I don't I don't see this as something that would be a prosecutor and actually charged as a practical matter. I mean do so. I think that there might be a clever person out there. Who could try to shoehorn it into something? I guess I I. It doesn't appear like it's obviously wanted to me in another other issue. I should just mention Vin. Men didn't lose his job he's just moved to a new post within the army and Thon Linden Ambassador and they're sort of routinely team we you know they serve at the pleasure of the president and so forth so it's it's not clear It's not clear to me You know wh you know whether whether or not there's any I it doesn't seem to me I would say that there's any criminal case now on the civil side It's possible I don't see some heavy any kind of claim it's possible that Vin might claim that he was That he was to adverse action was taken against him for unemployment matter for some sort of improper reason. But you know I. I'm not one thing. I'm not an expert. In terms of armies CODA justice. Does he have a civil claim. Claimed he may but I don't think you know it's not clear what the impact would be in his career. What damages would be to him? and Asi- aside from that. I I mean whether or not this deepen technically a demotion or an adverse action. Anyway he was set to leave the NFC and six month anyway. Yeah and truth be told Generally when you're doing a civil suit for an adverse action the remedy is to get your job back and is that really attendance. Tenable situation for Vin. My I would be more like his brother. Probably has a really solid claim. You know civilly speaking thing because what his what does his brother have to do with it. and then so you're thinking son's going to sue for his million dollars back. Yeah right I I yeah I don't. I don't think that someone is that he writes that brother to it's sort of like you know the president is not firing you for. It's not like you. So you'd being in the these guys aren't you know cer- Vin men and his brother aren't whistle blowers for purposes of any statute or regulation Russian They're you know Vin Minute somebody who came forward once there was already an inquiry. His brother of course is just totally unrelated to that you know typically speaking Certainly employers can fire people for all in many in most states or any reason whatsoever. Certainly my state you know I. I can't answer. I don't know enough about the fact of the situation or all. The potential applicable laws did know for sure whether they have a civil claim But I it's there's no obvious. Obvious claim the doubter. And now what about this have been men sunland environments brother aside Lieutenant Colonel Brother Side I mean we because we know trump has a long history of firing those who oppose him going back to Comi and Jim Baker and Andy McCabe what we call it. The Komi Five Ben Tae there were a ton of people at the FBI who were investigating in trump Russia. Who got moved or put in? HR set behind a plant somewhere But now there's reporting that trump got his eyes on firing the Inspector General Enroll Atkinson. And that's I think maybe of greater concern than these sort of other removes. What do you what do you make of that? I mean the the concern. I'm concerned about all of them. Concern with the other moves. I agree with you that the the other moves are essentially him sending a message each to future people. Anybody opposes me. There's consequences right now. Here is essentially all the All the Inspector General Did was follow the law. Aw and protect the whistle blower who came forward. And you know this is. He's he's somebody who's not any sort of partisan or anything like that he wasn't you know going out of his way to her trump. He was just doing what his duty was. And essentially. What trump's thing is you if you protect whistleblower? I'm going to take get action against you and I want people in there who aren't gonNA protect whistleblowers. I mean that is in fact the message. So the Senate Certainly should have something to say about that if he ever wants to if he does that it wants to replace that position but I once again I don't I don't see a way in which doing that You know his violate the lar- statue in other words. The unstated message may be that he wants people who are loyal to him or that he wants people to Who Don't enforce the law? I that would be an abuse of power. But we've we've seen I mean I think trump could do pretty much anything and removed from office for abusing his power. So I don't Wanna I don't like to give people false hope that something's going to happen to trump affects gate. And I don't WanNa do that. Yeah what has happened before so why it would happen. But there's last year of his presidency. I'm not sure why anyone would would think that I mean it's it's it's certainly justifies a little bit of outrage and it's completely corrupt erupt and totally horrible but again if something is going to happen or not I'm with you probably not I. Fear that our only recourse here is to talk about it. Widely shine shined light on it. Vote in November. But if we get the White House and the Senate hold the House or do you think that maybe any of these laws ause could be changed to maybe strengthen them do you see that as a as something that's feasible without actually because you know sometimes laws can go overboard. I do you see that as something that could. That's that's feasible. Yeah I certainly. Certainly you could strengthen for example protections for people who are witnesses against abuses in the executive branch beat you know you could certainly enhance whistleblower protections sections you know clearly there's inadequacies to the whistle blower statute which is which Republicans Grandpa in others have exploited Donald trump junior and so forth of exploited. But but also you know there are also a new statute that there could be enacted. I mean one lawmaker. It asked my advice about a statute that would criminalize. It is seeking seeking foreign. Help In you know foreign an influence or interference election more broadly. You know it's possible. There's there's issues there's constitutional issues. Crafty hits you like that but it's possible to come up with debt you today. Could you make it more difficult to very least for for people to June. Gauging that sort of activity because it's kind of just the polar opposite of what Muller Dead When Muller refused to come out and say trump committed a crime because muller was afraid of tainting future prosecutions but here we have a president who has absolutely no fear of tainting future witnesses. That might come forward against him so where we a little too. A lot of people say Muller was a little too conservative about that but again you oh no. It's it's how loyal you are to the rule of law and what you're willing to do and not do in order to corrupt future witnesses or prosecutions. Yeah I have to say our legal system is not really set up to deal with a president coo is is essentially going to maximally do whatever possible to increase his own personal power to weaken institutions that could potentially serve as a check on him and I think the reality is the all of us now between now and November. Have to do whatever we can to organize into mobilize and get votes out. Because the legal system there's just not equipped to handle that and speaking of weakening institutions. Before I let you go I was wondering what you thought about. Bill bars new rule that any investigation by the department the Justice into a presidential or vice presidential candidate for president must submit that in writing to him and get express written consent from Bill Bar in order to go forward. Does that actually. Isn't that already a rule. Why would he need to come out and say say this? Well I don't it's it's not exactly a rural It is certainly the practice of the Justice Department. I think look as a practical matter. Any sort of investigation that would That would touch on. The candidacy of a candidate for president would go Ordinarily through the attorney the Attorney General would be aware of that that In real time they would be. You know they're certainly. They would go up the chain of command at the Justice Department. It obviously a concern because trump is shown that he is going going to do it again..
"lieutenant colonel vitamin" Discussed on NPR News Now
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jeanine herbst lieutenant. Colonel Alexander van men who testified against President Trump and the impeachment hearings was escorted escorted today out of the White House where he served on the National Security Council as NPR's Franco Ordonio reports. Vinson is being pushed out two days after trump's acquittal by the Senate Lieutenant Lieutenant Colonel Vitamin was among a group of US officials in the White House who listened in on the July twenty fifth call with Ukraine President Vladimir Alinsky Vin men testified that trump press Alinsky to open an investigation of a political rival. Then men is a Ukrainian immigrant and decorated Iraq. War veteran trump trump has targeted him calling him a never-trumper witness David pressman vitamins. Attorney said telling. The truth cost vitamin his job in in career pressman added in a statement vitamin followed orders. He obeyed his oath and he served his country and for that the president exacted revenge Franko or Donas. NPR news the Whitehouse. Meanwhile pressman says Vin mint twin brother. Lieutenant Colonel You again even been a senior lawyer and ethics official show at the National Security Council also a decorated Iraq. War Vet was also escorted off the grounds of the White House today. Suddenly and with no explanation ahead of tonight's night's Democratic presidential debate in New Hampshire the Biden campaign is promising that he will go after two of his leading rivals. And here's Domenico Montanaro has more senior Biden. Haydn campaign officials acknowledged that the former vice president quote took his lumps with a disappointing fourth place. Finish in Iowa but the campaign is urging voters and the media to judge the the first four states as a whole particularly given Biden strength with voters of color. And how White Iowa and New Hampshire but Iowa winners Bernie Sanders and Pete Buddha. The judge are seen as real threats to the nomination for Biden so much so expect him tonight to go after sanders for wearing a democratic socialist label and Buddha judge edge for his relative inexperience to Medical Montenero. NPR News Washington administration than New York Governor. Andrew Cuomo says his state will sue the trump administration administration over it. Blocking New Yorkers from taking part in the trusted traveler program the Department of Homeland Security made the move after New York blocked immigration officials access to state motor vehicle records while says it's retaliation for the state allowing immigrants in the US illegally to get driver's licenses. We believe undocumented. People in the state should be allowed to have a driver's license. We want them licensed. We want from public safety point of view. We WanNa know that the drivers who are on our roads are licensed the DA just action means an estimated one hundred seventy five thousand New Yorkers and thirty thousand commercial truck. Drivers will no longer be allowed to enroll or renew their membership in certain federal programs. Rams that ease the process for people travelling internationally to get through security checks you're listening to. NPR.
"lieutenant colonel vitamin" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"So there is A. There's one clip. There's not at least one. There's most one clip yesterday. Yesterday from the testimony of the Democrats are hanging their hats on and saying see there's evidence of a quid pro quo. We throw the president out of office. Here it is Secretary Repairing Ambassador Volker and I worked with Mr Rudy. Giuliani on Ukraine matters at the express direction direction of the president of the United States. We did not want to work with Mr Giuliani simply put. We were playing the hand hand we were dealt. We all understood that if we refuse to work with Mr Giuliani we would lose a very important opportunity. Eighty to cement relations between the United States and Ukraine so we followed the president's orders there it is. We followed the president's orders. They worked with Mr Giuliani. They follow the president's order. They didn't want to work with Mr Giuliani but they did. So what's the problem here. The the implication what Adam Schiff is using to say that there was a basic quid. Pro Quo is that the employees of the federal government. The diplomats were forced to work with the president's personal lawyer therefore the president obviously had a personal interest in getting Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden therefore this is evidence in and of itself of a quid. Pro Quo okay. When we're talking about the role of Rudy Giuliani here? I think it's perfectly valid to raise the question. Why is the president sending his personal lawyer? Here that's perfectly valid. Obviously he's got an interest when we're talking about the role of Rudy Giuliani through Joe Biden being investigated. I think it's perfectly valid. Say an investigation of Joe Biden could potentially give some help to donald trump. Now I'm not totally convinced of that because I don't think Joe Biden is anywhere near of actual front runner in this race for the Democratic primary. I don't think there's a very good chance that Joe Biden is going to get the nomination anyway so I don't think it would provide by trump a lot of help but let's just go with all of that. Compare that information to what we've seen in the past not just two weeks not just two years but really some comes from started running for office. There is a concerted effort in the federal bureaucracy. The deep state to undermine the president's policy agenda that you heard Lieutenant Colonel Vitamin yesterday say that he's the victim is the one who makes policy. The interagency makes policy and the president. Better just go along with the president is not going to go along with it. We're going to throw him out of office. So you've got this. This attempted coup. That's been going on for three years. To overturn the presidential election and overturned the policies cities of the president of the United States duly elected. Don't you think it makes sense. The president trump would put his own his own guys in there just to oversee things to make sure sure that everything's going all right to me. That makes perfect sense. Now is that is that how the government should operate no but should the deep deep state bureaucrats also be overturning the policies of the president of the United States. I don't think so. I don't think that should be happening at all now. Even even further if you want the absolute end of it all Sunland says look that there was no quid. Pro told not to engage in a quid pro quo but I was told to work with Giuliani and and that sort of a quid pro quo. If if that's an issue here why did sunland not clarify all of this in his is opening statement if there is any question at all of improper conduct of a quid pro quo. Why did Ambassador Sauna put it in his twenty three page opening statement Eightman? And just say hey by the way guys. I did have a conversation with trump. He told me not to engage in a quid pro quo. Jim Jordan nails him on. Why didn't you put that statement statement in your opening statement? I think you said you couldn't fit in. Is that right so we might be here for. Forty submits purposeful. Trust me wasn't purposeful couldn't fit in a twenty three page opener. The most important statement about the subject Zeke matter at hand the president of the United in direct conversation with you about the issue at hand and the President says. Let me read it one more time. What do you want from Ukraine? Mr President. I want what.
"lieutenant colonel vitamin" Discussed on No Agenda
"My core function is to coordinate. US US government policy agency policy. And I spoke to two individuals with regards to providing a some some sort of readout of the call now two individuals that were not in the White House not in the White House cleared the US government officials with with appropriate need to know and what agencies sees were these officials with Department of State Department of State and Deputy Secretary George Kent who is responsible for The the portfolio eastern Europe including Ukraine and a individual from the office of intelligence community What as you know? The intelligence community has seventeen different agencies. What agency was this individual from if I could interject here? We don't want to use these meetings. It's time we need to protect the whistle blower if please stop. I WanNa make sure that there's no effort to out the whistleblower through these proceedings if the witness as a good faith belief that this may reveal the identity of the whistleblower That is not the purpose that we are here for. And I want to advise The the witness accordingly so now of course what's interesting is shift says that he doesn't even know the whistle blower does know who he is yet apparently gently he does know that when WTN's about to say office and maybe he was going to say office of Management and Budget Office of the Director of National Intelligence. It's it's an office of something. There's a number of them but the minute he's ready to spill the beans shifts steps in. Well that's interesting. Thinks he's supposedly doesn't know who it is. Exactly here's Here's been men telling newness to shut up. You testified in your deposition that you did not know the whistle blower ranking member lieutenant. Colonel Police Lieutenant Colonel Vitamin you testify. Shut up slave. What play adding add again wasn't expecting to go that way Fisher vines? You testified in your deposition that you did not know the whistle blower rank remember exile. Lieutenant attended Colonel Women. Police lieutenant colonel. Benjamin testified shut up. I out rank you now. Of course with all the touchy feely stuff. I could have pulled a million clips about how people felt hurt and it was wrong and no president. Should subvert vert our foreign policy as if that's true but okay and so it's very easy for president is the foreign policy. It's very easy for either either side and when I say side I'm talking about m five M it's very easy for them to Cherry pick bits and pieces and create a story around which is really what this is about the only thing the only solace I take is that these politicians and the m five M are still playing by the old rules rules. The old rules are give it you know. Give a An interview to the New York Times..
"lieutenant colonel vitamin" Discussed on No Agenda
"My core function is to coordinate. US US government policy agency policy. And I spoke to two individuals with regards to providing a some some sort of readout of the call now two individuals that were not in the White House not in the White House cleared the US government officials with with appropriate need to know and what agencies sees were these officials with department of State Department of State and Deputy Secretary George Kent who is responsible for The the portfolio eastern Europe including Ukraine and a individual from the office of intelligence community What as you know? The intelligence community has seventeen different agencies. What agency was this individual from if I could interject here? We don't want to use these meetings. It's time we need to protect the whistle blower if please stop. I WanNa make sure that there's no effort to out the whistleblower through these proceedings if the witness as a good faith belief that this may reveal the identity of the whistleblower That is not the purpose that we are here for. And I want to advise The the witness accordingly so now of course what's interesting is shift says that he doesn't even know the whistle blower does know who he is yet apparently gently he does know that when WTN's about to say office and maybe he was going to say office of Management and Budget Office of the Director of National Intelligence. It's it's an office of something. There's a number of them but the minute he's ready to spill the beans shifts steps in. Well that's interesting. Thinks he's supposedly doesn't know who it is. Exactly here's Here's been men telling newness to shut up. You testified in your deposition that you did not know the whistle blower ranking member lieutenant. Colonel Police Lieutenant Colonel Vitamin you testify. Shut up slave. What play adding add again wasn't expecting to go that way Fisher vines? You testified in your deposition that you did not know the whistle blower rank remember exile lieutenant. Colonel Women Police Lieutenant Colonel. Benjamin testified. Shut up I out rank you now. Of course with all the touchy feely stuff. I could have pulled a million clips about how people felt hurt and it was wrong and no president. Should subvert vert our foreign policy as if that's true but okay and so it's very easy for president is the foreign policy. It's very easy for either either side and when I say side I'm talking about m five M it's very easy for them to Cherry pick bits and pieces and create a story around which is really what this is about the only thing the only solace I take is that these politicians and the m five M are still playing by the old rules rules. The old rules are give it you know. Give a An interview to the New York Times..
"lieutenant colonel vitamin" Discussed on No Agenda
"My core function is to coordinate. US US government policy agency policy. And I spoke to two individuals with regards to providing a some some sort of readout of the call now two individuals that were not in the White House not in the White House cleared the US government officials with with appropriate need to know and what agencies sees were these officials with Department of State Department of State and Deputy Secretary George Kent who is responsible for The the portfolio eastern Europe including Ukraine and a individual from the office of intelligence community What as you know? The intelligence community has seventeen different agencies. What agency was this individual from if I could interject here? We don't want to use these meetings. It's time we need to protect the whistle blower if please stop. I WanNa make sure that there's no effort to out the whistleblower through these proceedings if the witness as a good faith belief that this may reveal the identity of the whistleblower That is not the purpose that we are here for. And I want to advise The the witness accordingly so now of course what's interesting is shift says that he doesn't even know the whistle blower does know who he is yet apparently gently he does know that when WTN's about to say office and maybe he was going to say office of Management and Budget Office of the Director of National Intelligence. It's it's an office of something. There's a number of them but the minute he's ready to spill the beans shifts steps in. Well that's interesting. Thinks he's supposedly doesn't know who it is. Exactly here's Here's been men telling newness to shut up. You testified in your deposition that you did not know the whistle blower ranking member lieutenant. Colonel Police Lieutenant Colonel Vitamin you testify. Shut up slave. What play adding add again? I wasn't expecting to go that way Fisher. Vines you testified in your deposition that you did not know the whistle blower rank remember exile lieutenant. Ten Colonel Women Police Lieutenant Colonel. Benjamin testified shut up. I out rank you now. Of course with all the touchy feely stuff. I could have pulled a million clips about how people felt hurt and it was wrong and no president. Should subvert vert our foreign policy as if that's true but okay and so it's very easy for president is the foreign policy. It's very easy for either either side and when I say side I'm talking about m five M it's very easy for them to Cherry pick bits and pieces and create a story around which is really what this is about the only thing the only solace I take is that these politicians and the m five M are still playing by the old rules rules. The old rules are give it you know. Give a An interview to the New York Times. They'll
"lieutenant colonel vitamin" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"Needed I needed a few glasses of that while I was watching these impeachment hearings. Why didn't lieutenant? Colonel Kinmen expresses concerns to his boss. Vinnie was the director of European Affairs on the NFC. His boss is Tim Morrison on the messy. Why did he go to a lawyer? Why did he go around? The official process. Jim Jordan Republican congressman as usual males. Why didn't you go after the call? Why didn't you go to Miss Morrison? I went immediately per the per the instructions from the July tenth incident. I went immediately to Mr Eisenberg after that once. I made that expressed my concerns. This was an extremely busy week. We had a just finish. We had the call and then we had a deputies meeting which consumed all my time. I was is working extremely long. Days is that right lieutenant. Colonel Than Men. So the reason that you didn't go to your superiors and follow the chain of command here when you wanted to change US policies singlehandedly. The the reason that you went to a lawyer instead but you didn't have time to go to your boss is because you were really busy that week are you joking. This says like a freshman in college didn't finish his term paper on time making an excuse to his professor. You had time to go to the lawyer. You had time to gin up this whole conspiracy this whole impeachment hoax which we've heard is a hoax. Based on now what five major witnesses called forth by Adam shift. That's defy so you you. You had time to do that but you don't have time to go to your boss. Give me a break you. You had time to talk to somebody. And it wasn't even just the lawyer he also had Eh Tundras. NFL to talk to his boss the time to talk to the lawyer and he had time to talk to somebody else in the murky deep State Intelligence Community Jim Jordan pulls that atom so the lawyer not only didn't go to your boss. You said you try. You didn't go to your boss. You went straight to the lawyer and the lawyer told you not to go to your boss. He No. He didn't tell me until. Why didn't you go to your direct report? Mr Morrison your response. Was this page one too. Because Mr Eisenberg told me to take my concerns to him then I ask you didn't it. Did Mr Eisenberg tell you not to report to go round Mr Morrison and you said actually he did say that. I shouldn't talk to any other people that right. Yes but there's a whole there's a period of time in their between when I spoke to him and when he circled back around it wasn't that long period of time but it was enough time for me too enough time to talk to someone that you won't tell us who it is right I. I've been instructed not to represent Jordan. Here's what I'm getting. The lawyer told you. Don't talk to any other the people and you interpret that is not talking to your boss but you talk to your brother you talk to the lawyers. Talk to Secretary Kit and you talk to the one Guy Adam. Schiff won't tell you won't let us won't let you tell us who he is. That right representing Jordan. I did my job. What a little weasel this guy is? I love to say so Jim. Jordan says Lieutenant Colonel Vitamin the lawyer. Told you not to talk to your boss. Well no no no. He didn't tell me not to talk to my boss until he told me. Not Jerked Talk to my boss. Oh Okay and you didn't have time to talk to anybody right. Yeah that's right. I didn't have time to talk to anybody other than your brother. And other than the secretary and other than the whistle blower and other other than all the time to talk to them right and obviously this point of Inman has nothing to say so he just comes out and says Mr Jordan. I did my job no you. You didn't do your job. You did the opposite of your job. You know what Vin men refers to so much threat. This mindless testimony is how he did go to the bureaucrats bureaucrats. He did. Go to the interagency the interagency. That's the term that keeps coming up. He did go to the federal bureaucracy but he didn't go to his boss us. He didn't follow the chain of command. He didn't follow the president's policy the interagency. That's the battle here. The president the elected guys the American Eric people versus the decisions of the interagency. The federal bureaucracy. The deep state this guy then men is is an operative with an agenda. He's just admitted it himself. How do we? Let's let's put not to put to a point on it but let's see if this weasel bill can can just finally come right out and say what he really wants to which is that he believes it is the job of himself. The job of the interagency interagency the job of the entrenched bureaucracy to make policy. And it's not the job of the elected. President of the United States. Is there a process to determine German official. US policy. Yes that is my job is to coordinate. US policy so throughout the preceding year. That I've been on staff I had undertaken in an effort to make sure we had a cohesive coherent US policy and as you listen to the call. Did you observe whether president trump was following the talking points based on the official. US Policy Council. The president could choose is to Use the talking points or not the president but they were not consistent with what I provided yes the temerity of that response response that response by the way is to the Democratic Council the Temerity of the Democrat Council asking if Lieutenant Colonel VIND men made sure that the president of the United States was following his talking points unofficial. US policy just the question itself. The the question basically boils down to WHO MAKES US policy. Environment doesn't wait one little second he says I make US policy. No you don't dude dude you know who makes. US foreign policy the president of the United States. You don't get to dictate to the president of the United States. What the policy is and you don't get to dictate to the president of the United States? What he should say about? What the policy is you are a functionary? You work for him. You should keep your mouth shut and do what the President of the United States tells you to do. Because guess what none of us elected Lieutenant Colonel Kinman and after that testimony none of us really really seemed like lieutenant colonel of inman. Not a very likable guy. He's a power hungry bureaucrat and oppress about it too we elected trump. Maybe you don't like trump too bad. That's your job. Do Your job. Then men thinks that he makes policy him and the interagency is what he said. The interagency policy was is just support secretary. It was to support security assistance for the Ukraine. Hey you know what I think of the interagency policy when it comes into conflict with the policy of our duly represented duly duly elected representatives. This I think flick off underneath my chin. That's what I think he says. In in my position I coordinate with a superb cohort of interagency. Portland's I bet you coordinate. Four Day with the president of the United States and shut your mouth into your job. He says quote I'm the point man for coordinating the interagency. I don't care who you are and I don't care what your title is. I don't care about you. Lieutenant Colonel. Vitamin A. Care about the American people having control over their own government and you following the orders of the elected representatives. Nobody elected this guy. Hi He wants representative. Nunez have more respect for his military title about Lieutenant. Colonel Vitamin show some respect to to his civilian superiors namely Devon Nunez namely his boss on the National Security Council namely the president of the United States. In this this country. The civilians run the show not the military. I have great respect for the military. I don't have a ton of respect for women but I have a lot of respect for the military and by the way most of my pals in the military know that in this country the civilians run the show about the interagency. I got friends who've worked at the interagency. The good ones are the ones who know that. The civilians run the show in particular the elected representatives not some some technocrat tyrants in the deep state okay. Do you know who runs the show in this country. Not any of the punks like Eric. Chara Mela allegedly who who are shredding our Constitution. Because they don't like that the American people elected the wrong candidate in two thousand sixteen. This is not even about the left versus the right. This is is not even a bad democrat versus Republican. I mean it is in so much as the left likes the entrenched bureaucracy. A lot more than the right tends to but you know. Republicans like the bureaucracy. Chrissy sometimes too if a Democratic president right now we're threatening the technocratic status quo you can bet that the deep state would be going after them to. This is a major threat to the country. This is a major threat because it actually transcends partisan differences in the partisan divide and it gets right down to the heart of who we are. Are we going to be a country. That's run by a good experts with nice ties. All well tied up and good looking jackets on who nobody likes them. And they don't have any real powers designated in the constitution but they know better for us. So they're gonNA make policy and the president and he just better go along with it and by the way if he doesn't go along with it we're gonNA throw him out of office and who cares. What the American people say? There's that possibility or self government in our constitutional order. We get to decide. Obviously people lieutenant. Colonel Edmon have made their decision. I think we should probably make another decision. The only way that this is going to resolve itself delve deep state is defeated the deep state the deep state. It's a real thing it's called the bureaucracy. You just saw major representative of it right now. The deep state does not want to voluntarily give up power because what the deep state thinks is that the electrodes come and go political winds change but they are always going to be there. Are We need to seriously deplete their power. I actually like a lot of the agencies and the bureaucracy I think they do some good good work but they have become far too powerful and if they are going to try to take sovereignty they're going to try to take the control of making policy in the United States states away from the American people. They must be defeated. You know there was the line in ancient Rome. CARTHAGO DELENDA S. Carthage must be destroyed. 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"lieutenant colonel vitamin" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed
"Three and on twitter Jim Jordan Jordan pointed out that Benjamin the big witness that here yesterday was going to be so devastated. The president just look sorry Lieutenant Colonel Vitamin that Goo yes lieutenant colonel But and by the way the the the civilians are under no obligation I refer to him as such thank you now. That smacked of Komi senator earned. It sure did that was my first thought yesterday. uh-huh the Dianne Feinstein thing. Could you please refer to me as senator. I worked really hard to get that. Yeah Okay Okay Yeah okay. Diane Jordan pointed out that Vincent that Lieutenant Lieutenant Colonel Vin men is the only witness shift one answer he will shift. Won't let answer questions about the whistle blower because apparently the thought processes it was vendor. Who gave the whistle blower the information or in the first place and he was ready to name? Both names That he talked to yesterday to news closer all lawyers and and yeah and Schiff and everybody. WHO's in on this thing Jumped in there are other whistleblower. First of all how are you going to expose a whistle blower. You don't even know who it is right right. You don't even know who it is. You told us so. And it's nice. That Jordan also made that point. Yeah you told us you. Don't nobody believes it but you told told us you don't know who that is. I love that and it's true. How how are you going to keep us away from the whistleblower? If you don't know that was my biggest takeaway from yesterday. I can't remember who made this point so many people were talking yesterday. That you know the the infamous phone call was July twenty fifth and it's supposedly a quid. Pro Quo bribe. Whatever ever you know flavor of the month charged? They WANNA give this go around. But it wasn't until So it was in the afternoon session. It wasn't until the Ukrainian saw the politico article on August twenty eighth. I think it was that they said. Hey what's this story about. Our aid is being delayed so they didn't even have a reason to. I suspect that there was some sort of. I know there was any delay right right. So it's just does not hold water whatsoever no and it continues today. A with What's his name? Oh Yeah I can't wait to talk about talking about the Gordon problem. What's her name brought up yesterday? There's a Gordon problem or no. The guy was quoting. I don't know there's so Gordon problem. I don't know like him. They were keeping something from him or something. I don't no no but I hope that hope it comes up today. The Gordon problem because he's going to be testifying today and then we got more tomorrow anyway. It's it's never gonNA end today's the big day. They think they thought yesterday and it wasn't and then they thought last week we're big days. They weren't but But today today's the big day today with the testimony back plus the debate. Yeah the yeah I mean. It's a big day the it's a big. Yeah I mean Sunlen what is what is he going to say. He doesn't he doesn't know anything either. He wasn't on the phone call was all but but he. He overheard had feelings about it. He didn't he over here no he was on the phone with the president when somebody else overheard him him on the phone in restaurants I think it was a chance that he thinks he's talking to Donald Trump. I think he is and I'm excited. Conversations that Donald Trump. Yeah I think so look. He's acting like he might be talking to the President Act when one is talking to the president yesterday was also this whole thing is reenact today. He's got just as much evidence as solid. Thank you or Vin been did ah or certainly last week's witnesses non witnesses and I love the fact that the Democrats have completely flushed down the toilet the the freeze quid pro quo. Because nobody knows what it means. Hi This is Latin. People aren't getting it. They're not they're not worried about. Let's go go to bribery. Okay that's something. The American people understand. And you know they did a focus group and in quid pro quo meant nothing to them. Well well it was a joke joke. Yes so there's primary there's no quick we call it whatever you want. It didn't happen right. It clearly. Early didn't happen when they when they got the aid which by the way were not obligated to give them and they did nothing for us. I think it's fascinating Democrats. Rats are more concerned about the tax dollars going to military for Ukraine than our own military. Oh I mean all of a sudden they're either. They're hawks all of a sudden for Ukraine. Aren't you sitting this stuff come on. Where's the military? A part of the problem too is that Donald Trump you know win against protocol. Well he sets the protocol Thought the Department of State So get over it. I love how protective these Democrats are of Ukraine because of Russia when Russia was just a nothing to worry about. It was ridiculous to worry about. Russia's ill I thought the eighty s were calling and they wanted their policy. Thank you I mean one thing after another for these flaming hypocrites you know as as tiresome is all of this impeachment hearing stuff is hopefully this rapid fire having people one after another. Maybe they'll have this vote before Thanksgiving and we can move on. Well actually no. We won't be able because they will it'll get outta the house wanted and then we'll just be waiting for the Senate after Thanksgiving. I don't know that they're going to also I also have. The vote was their plan. Originally I don't think they will. They know they don't have any. I mean I know. They don't have anything though. Vote Musica to to bilk it. Yes yes I don't know about that. Morton delay the American people are getting really tired of it. So I'm a person and I'm I'm tired of it so that's our commercial American person and I'm tired of it. I would American person. I'm tired of it. I'm an American can person and I'm tired of it to American people and we're tired of it. I love it. Yes we should record that yes but my point is they probably want to actually. They realize they're going to lose one way or another. Yeah now they just wanted off their plate. No I don't know I don't know it's hard to say with these boneheads. I don't I don't know I mean maybe run across. Somebody overheard another full. Yes maybe somebody WHO's sitting to booth down other cell phone call. You would have thought by now. They would have had some surprise witness that we didn't know you would've thought as as much as if dragged us out in this confident as they've seen you would have thought okay. They've got something there. Hold back not all they have is anything hatred of Donald Ultra. That's it that's all they have and it.
"lieutenant colonel vitamin" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Here we are the impeachment of a president this whole case was totally made up this is crazy this is a special edition of the Mike Gallagher show the attempt to remove president Donald Trump from office and so it begins from the relief factor dot com studio here's my a day in which the Democrats got virtually nothing they wanted from the testimony of this impeachment inquiry hearing no crime committed knoll extortion no bribery no quid pro quo shed the witnesses including lieutenant colonel vitamin admitting he told the whistle blower about the call and then turned around and said under oath he doesn't know who the whistle blowers work well now we come to ambassador Gordon shunned limb and the anti trump forces are desperately believing that this is the guy who's gonna bring the president down he's described as a friend of the president it's been pointed out that he's donated to the president and his campaign he has just taken to the the dash you see you soon his position behind his name Jack he's laughing he's smiling and laughing a lot interestingly and he's about to deliver his opening statement I want I want to take his opening statement for you so we'll take you to Capitol Hill live and we'll hear from ambassador Gordon Sheindlin who is expected to confirm his belief that there was a quid pro quo in place and that will of course send the corrupt media into spasms of hyper ventilation because they are so invested in this thing there there's they're such liars the lies they tell and this should be in there doing is so plus and it for example on a day when factually no evidence of a crime was confirmed by these witnesses Chuck Todd got on NBC and said boy the Republicans just didn't get what they wanted out of the witnesses got everything they wanted out of the witnesses are coming up we're gonna take you to Capitol Hill shifty ship is beginning one of his boring partisan tinged monologues and then we're gonna listen together in real time to Gordon's son ones opening comments as we bring you this and yet another day this Wednesday November nineteenth edition of the Mike Gallagher showed our special coverage of the impeachment hearings the really factor dot coms two years to get ready here we go it is just another day in paradise welcome to the my calendar show I want you know all about pain relief all that you can know about Pete and chef tall but the father and son team who have brought relief factor into the world these are great guys in fact kudos Pete just recently celebrated fifty years of marriage with his beautiful bride Seth is such a neat husband and and young father and they're the the guys who are committed to it to those who hurt those you have back pain and they have a big concern about I'd be probing with the negative side effects or prescription drugs and all the dangerous things that can happen there I know full well that if you're in any kind of pain you know how debilitating it can be give really factor try it's all natural from wild caught fish oils and botanicals and they put together a low cost way for you to try it for three weeks to see if it works for you nineteen ninety five that's it three weeks give it a try if after three weeks does work for you notify really factor you're only got twenty Bucks we have to lose the pain relief factor dot com really factor dot com or call eight hundred five hundred eight three eight four eight hundred five hundred eight three eight four for really factor alone in this thanksgiving it's a beautiful day in this the beautiful day for based on the true story of the friendship between Mister Rogers and a cynical journalist in love broken people like me as for help and that's okay starring Tom Hanks and Matthew Rees a beautiful day in the neighborhood rated PNG travel guide to test in theaters this Friday for tickets and showtimes resources done a beautiful data what in trump is surging in the polls but below sea in.
"lieutenant colonel vitamin" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Ben Menu in the National Security Council's director for Ukraine. Did you participate in preparing the talking points for the president's call. I did prepare them so you prepare them. They were then reviewed and edited by multiple senior officers at the NFC and the White House. Is that correct. That is correct. The talking points for the president contain any discussion of investigations into the twenty sixteen election. The Biden's or Barack Obama did not are you aware of any written product from the National Security Council suggesting that investigations into the twenty sixteen election. The Biden's or charisma are part of the official policy of the United States. No I'm not some president. Trump's allies have suggested that the president request quest these investigations for official policy reasons as part of some plan to root out corruption in Ukraine. And your experience that the official policies policies of the United States include asking Ukraine to specifically open investigations into the Biden's and interference by Ukraine in the twenty sixteen election. Seven are we prepared or had discussed up until that point included any of these elements. Would it ever be. US policy in your experience just to ask a foreign leader to open a political investigation. There are proper procedures in which to do that. Certainly the president is well within his right right to do that. It is not something the NFC certainly a director at the would do. As a matter of fact we are prohibited from being involved in any transaction action between department of Justice and farm on a foreign power to ensure that there is no perception of manipulation from the White House so it is not something that we participate in Miss Williams and you're experienced. The official policies of the United States include asking Ukraine to open investigations. into the Biden's I had not seen any reference to those particular cases in our policy formulation process Stewart very quickly. I'm curious swin ranking member Nunez referred you Mr Ben Menu quickly corrected him and wanted to be called. Lieutenant Colonel Edmon do you always insist on civilians calling you. Buy Your rank. Mr Stewart Representative Stewart. I'm in uniform wearing my military rank. I just thought it was appropriate to stick with that. Well I know because I don't believe he did but The attacks that I've had in the press in Twitter have kind of eliminated the fact that either a marginalized me as a military officer were. Listen I just I'm just telling you. The ranking remember net meant no disrespect you. I believe that I like to go back to your previous testimony earlier today much much has been talked about as we've discussed between the president and trump and president bush and the word favor and this being interpreted as a basis for impeachment and your interpretation of word favor and I'll paraphrase you and your feel feel free to correct me you said in the military culture which you and I are both familiar with when a superior officer asks for a favor of a sport and they will interpret that as the demand is is that a fair synopsis of what you previously stated representative of when a superior makes a request. That's an order. Okay in short then using your interpretation of a favor as demand is based on your military experience and the military culture. I think that is correct. That is correct. It is president trump a member of the military. He's not has he ever served in the military. I'm not that I'm aware of his presence. Zelinski a member of the military. I'd I believe so. I don't know he's not. Would it be fair then to take a person who has never served in the military and to take your e reevaluation of their words based on your military experience and your military culture and to attach that culture and that meaning of those words to someone who's has never served representative made that judgment. I stick by that judgment I had to tell you. I think it's nonsense. Look I was in the military. I could distinguish between a favor. An order an demand and so could my subordinates and I think presence Zilenski did as well. He never initiated an investigation. In fact he's been very clear he said I never felt any pressure at all so you interpreted the word favor but the two who people who were speaking to each other did not interpret that as a demand it was your interpretation. Is that fair. The context of this call consistent instant with a July tenth July tenth meeting with the reporting that was going on including the president's personal attorney. Made it clear that at this was not simply a request. That's not at all. It's not clear at all. You say it makes it clear. It's not clear at all and the two individuals who are talking talking to each other. Didn't interpret it that way. I'd like to go on to discuss reaction to the phone call and again. Your previous testing and for brevity and for clarity already. I'm going to refer to your previous testimony. Page fifty five year attorneys. Welcome to follow on quoting you. Lieutenant Colonel Goodman. I did not know whether this was a crime or anything of that nature. I thought it was wrong. And I think the key on the word wrong here because we can come back to that in my mind. Did I consider this factor. That could have been other other implications. Yes but it wasn't the basis of I dunno lodging a criminal complaint or anything like that. Then you go on to talk about policy concerns and more ethical judgments so your your concerns regarding this phone call. We're not legal. They are based on moral ethical and policy differences. Let me ask you then and what you thought were wrong to use your word. You said this was wrong not illegal but wrong. There are as I've stated previous sitting here a couple of days ago. There are dozens of corrupt nations in the world. Hundreds of corrupt government officials. Exactly one time did a vice president go to a nation and demand the specific specific firing of one individual and give a six hour time limit and withhold or threatened withhold. A billion dollars. Eight if not it was the one individual who is investigating Skinny company that was paying his son. So I'll ask you that also wrong I that is not what I I. Frankly frankly don't have any first hand knowledge of that. I've I've seen the video was described as video. Everything I just said to you was into video was that wrong. Is Well Congressman. This is something I actually participated and I think I don't attitudes on the time of journalists expired intimate but if you'd like to answer the question more I frankly don't know any that much more about that particular incident. I saw the snippet of the video but I don't know if I could make a judgment off that. Thank you squiggly colonel. It's one thing to ask somebody a favor like hey go pick up my dry cleaning. It's another when the commander in chief of the most powerful army in the world. Ask An ally who's in a vulnerable position. Do him a favor. Is it not yes. Let me go back to that military assistance. If I could Miss Williams will ooh again. When did you first learn that? The security assistance was being held up the nearly four hundred million dollars that was referenced July third and were you aware of any additional or did you attend any additional meetings in which that Military assistance being with how was discussed I did I attended ended meetings on July twenty third and July Twenty six where the security assistance hold was discussed. I believe it may have also been discussed on July thirty first and at that point. Did anyone provide a specific reason for the whole in those meetings the O. Oh NBA representative Reported that the assistance was being held at the direction of the White House. Chief of staff and did they give reasons beyond that. It was being being withheld by the White House. Chief of Staff Not specifically the reason given was that there was an ongoing review. Whether the you the funding was still in line with administration priorities. Did anyone in any of those meetings or any other subsequent discussion you had. Ed Discuss the legality of withholding that aid there were discussions. I believe in the July thirty first meeting and possibly prior as well in terms of AH defense and State Department officials are looking into how they would handle a situation in which earmarked funding from from Congress that was designated for Ukraine would be resolved if the funding continued to be held as we approach the end of the fiscal year. In from what you witnessed missed that anybody in the National Security Community support withholding the assistance. No colonel again just for the record. When did you first learn? The security. Assistance was being withheld on or about July third. What exactly had you learned from the State Department? I believe that Prompted you to draft the notice on July third. I saw an honor about July third. I became aware of inquiries into security assistance funding in general there typical pots State Department and Dod. And I believe it was around that date that maybe put a hold on congressional notification. And had you had any earlier indications that this might be the case Prior to that there are some general inquiries on how the funds were being spent things of that nature. Nothing specific but no no hold. Certainly we you aware of anyone in the National Security Community who supported withholding the aid. No no one from the nationals security. None no one from the State Department. Correct no one from the Department of Defense correct in eighty one into your understanding. Raise the legality of withholding this assistance. It was raised on several occasions. And who raised those concerns so the following the July eighteenth sub. PCC which is again. What I coordinate convene at my level there it was a July twenty third? PCC that would have been conducted by Mr Morrison. There were there. Were questions raised on. As to the legality of of the hold over the subsequent week the issue was analyzed and during the July doc twenty-sixth deputies so the deputies from all the departments and agencies out there was a a opinion rendered that it was It was is legal to P- put to hold. It was excuse me there was an opinion legal opinion rendered. That was okay to that hold was is legal from a purely legal point of view correct. You'll back to the chairman John Yielding mist of hunting so corruption in Ukraine as ambassador. YVONNA Vich testified. One of the key reasons why presidents Alinsky was overwhelmingly elected by the Ukrainian people was that they were finally standing up to rampant corruption. Their country would you both agree. With the Ambassadors Assessment Yes yes and Williams. Corruption was such a critical issue from your perspective perspective that when you prepared the vice president for his congratulatory call with President Celeski. You testified that the point you wanted to communicate on the call where the following unquote looked forward to seeing presidents. Alinsky really implement the agenda on what she had run related anti-corruption reforms. That's correct at us. Yes and Lieutenant Colonel Vin. Would you agree that this focus on anti-corruption is a critical aspect of our policy towards Ukraine. And Lieutenant Colonel Vincent you are aware that in two thousand fourteen during the Obama Administration the first anti-corruption investigation partner between the US the UK in Ukraine was into the owner of the company. Barack Obama are aware aware of it. Now and Lieutenant Colonel Vitamin you testified that you were aware that Barack Obama had questionable business dealings. That's part of its track record. That is correct. You also testified that regarding money laundering tax evasion comports with your understanding of how business is done in Ukraine is that correct. I'm not aware of specific incidents but I'm understanding is that it would not be out of out of the realm of the possible for well that's page to seven from your testimony but I'll move on. You are aware that Hunter Biden right and did sit on the board of Barista at this time are. Do you agree that Hunter Biden on the board of Barack Obama has the potential for the appearance of a conflict of interest interest. Certainly the potential and Ms Williams yes now shifting to the legal requirements that aid to Ukraine is conditioned on anti-corruption. Lieutenant attendant. Colonel von men. You testified that you understood that Congress had passed under the Ukrainian Security Assistance Initiative a legal obligation to certify that corruption is being addressed rest bettas correct and you also testified that.
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"Carson? Sean Patrick. Maloney of New York's Eighteenth Congressional district asked Lieutenant Colonel Alexander written about his opening statement when Colonel Vigne told his father not to worry about him. Because he's telling the truth worried if you were putting yourself up against the president it states is that right. He deeply worried about it because in his context there was there was the ultimate risk. And why do you have confidence that you you can do that. And you tell your dad not to worry Arnesen because this is America. This is the country I've served and defended that all of my brothers have served and here right matters. Thank you Sir joining us now is represented. Sean Patrick Maloney Democrat from New York. He's a member of the House Intelligence Committee and was obviously at today's hearing cars Maloney. That was a very a powerful section of the testimony. It's actually got a much longer bursts of applause there then we showed on the video. What made you wanNA bring bring colonel? Vitamins attention back to that statement. He made directly to his father in the opening statement. Well I just thought it was moving I you know oh I think all of us who read it Were struck by and in the in the in the hurries moments Early in a hearing. I just didn't I didn't feel it. got the attention it deserved and I just wanted to ask them about it. And and boy You know I got more than I bargained for. I mean what what he said at the end Thinking about it when he said this is America. You know I've fought for my brothers fought for it and here right matters Boy that's our challenge. Orange seems to me because because I I think that's up in the air. Frankly whether it's going to matter whether whether this is going to get through and I just feel we owe it to guys Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Vitamin To make sure he's right about that. I just want to show passage where Jim Jordan I was trying to go after the colonel's judgment and qualifications Let's take a look at how that played out so your boss had concerns about your judgment. Your former boss. Dr Hill had concerns about your judgment. Your colleagues had concerns about your judgment and your colleagues felt that there were times when you leaked information. Any idea why they have those impressions Colonel Edmund Yes represented Jordan. I guess I'll I'll start by reading. Dr Hill's own words as she she tested to in my last evaluation that was dated middle of July right before she left. Alex is a top one percent military officer and the best army officer. I've worked with in my fifteen years of government service. He's brilliant unflappable and Exercise Excellent Judgment and carbon as you. I know there's more to it that he was too modest to continue reading but best mill army officer. I've worked with in fifteen years of government. Service is about as high praise as you can get right and of course you're not selected to work on the National Security Council unless you're one of the very best everything about Lieutenant Colonel Oh been Screams excellence and not just excellence but real duty and he used that word in. Why did you report it when you knew it was wrong? Because it's my duty. He he said remember. Mr Morrison is reporting to. But he's reporting it so that they restrict access and cover it up then men went up there because he knew it was wrong and thank God. There's still guys like Lieutenant Colonel Women who know right from wrong and it's these foreign service officers and these military officers who right now are going to save our democracy carwash lose your assessment of the most important points of evidence in today's hearings While you have now direct witnesses saying we heard the president with our own ears. Jennifer Jennifer Williams said it who works for Bryce Vice President Pence. WHO's worked for a bunch of Republicans and you've got Lieutenant Colonel Vitamin saying we heard it and we knew it was wrong In some substance she said it was inappropriate and unusual. He said it was improper and reported. And then of course you've got ambassador Volker who now says. Oh if I'd only known that BEREA SMA meant the Biden's as I would have raised my own objections I would have considered it to be wrong. That's a big shift from. When he came in testified the first time and I'm glad he's cleaning cleaning that up but it aligns his testimony with the other witnesses and of course Mr Morrison who also heard the call who confirms all the key vets and question and then who by his actions demonstrated how serious he knew it was? These are all witnesses who were in the room who were directly listening to the president who were responsible for the policy. They detonate the Republican talking. Point that this is only second or third hand or hearsay this powerful testimony and to Morrison established. I the principle. I guess we could call it at this point where someone told him that the only way Ukraine is going to get the aid is if they publicly announced the investigations. Yeah no that's right. We know ambassador Sunlen who will testify tomorrow. Delivered the you know unvarnished quid pro quo To the Ukrainians in worse on September. First you don't get the aid you don't get the White House meeting unless we get specific language in a statement by the President President to CNN. They literally said that. The calls for an investigation and the Biden's ambassadors Sunland. Now is GONNA come in and testify to that. He's of course going to have also have to remember now the conversation he had That that David Holmes Overheard that he that he so famously characterized is that the president not giving an expletive about Ukraine. Only about the investigation of the Biden's Mr Sunland is very important witness. Because he's again directly speaking to the president quickly before you go Carson Ambassador Sunlen tomorrow is going to have to change his testimony again. He's changed his under oath. Testimony for your not once before. He's obviously going to have to change in relation to David. Holmes overhearing the now infamous cell phone call. Is Gordon. SAN's legal future on the line in how he testifies under oath tomorrow morning. Of course it is but then it is for every witness who testifies under oath That's to be expected. I think if if Ambassador Sunland resolves to tell the whole truth then he can come in and he won't have anything to worry about. You know none of us are out to get you know ambassador Sahlin and and none of us even wanting to say any particular thing we just want the truth. We want them to come in and tell us what he knows. It should not be this hard to get someone to talk about events. That happened just a few weeks before his first testimony and we are getting there because of the way we approach this investigation which was to not let them coordinate cordinated testimony with other witnesses to do it behind closed doors at I like any good investigator would and then to surround him with other testimony that he can not evade aid and so he has to tell the truth. I think you're going to see them. Come with the whole Truth Mall Carson. Sean Patrick Maloney and I'm sure I speak for everyone in our audience including by by the way Republicans on the committee are all very impressed with the way you use your five minutes in these hearings and we really appreciate you joining us tonight. Thank you very much. Well that's very kind but the real thanks goes to these witnesses. They've done the hard thing. Thank you and when we come back and.
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"Pounce instead and you know right now we're hearing from Republicans or just gonna toss system here if Democrats accuse the president of high crime more peaceful offense he at least ought to know which one it is a one speaker Pelosi says this is all about bribery she's promised us evidence of bribery that would be compelling an overwhelming and instead it's invisible I yield back this tool Mister chairman I'd like to join everyone in thanking both of our witnesses for your service lieutenant colonel vitamins as part of your policy portfolio in the White House you maintain a relationship with Ukrainian officials do not that is correct you explained earlier in your testimony that your job was in the White House was to coordinate U. K. U. in United States and Ukraine policy is that right our is to coordinate United States policy vis a vis Ukraine correct you testified in the spring of this year that these officials on these Ukrainian officials began asking you quote advice on how to respond to Mr Giuliani's advances in quote is that correct and that is correct what do you understand they met by Mr Giuliani's advances I understood that to mean both his public commentary so publicly calling for investigations into two thousand sixteen very smart and hunter Biden as well as his direct overtures to the government of Ukraine directly and through proxies that's what I understood and as you understand it under whose authority do you think Mr Giuliani was acting under congressman I I don't know did the Ukraine Ukrainian officials who spoke to understand that Mr Giuliani was telling them to investigate buy a vice president Biden's son and about the twenty sixteen conspiracy theories I'm sorry can you say that again do you think that the Ukrainian officials that you spoke to understood the underlining meaning of of miss Mr Giuliani's advances to be both investigating the bidens as well as the banking the twenty sixteen conspiracy theories yes I think to to be clear I think you're referring to debunking that it was a Russian interference actually and now was looking themselves that it was Ukrainian difference how much exactly now is this official US foreign policy to push for investigation into the bind it was not part of any process that I participated in miss Williams do you agree that pressing these two investigations was inconsistent with official US Ukraine policy obviously anti corruption reforms as a big part of our policy I I I understand I I was not in a position to determine whether these particular investigations were perfect hair colonel is it true that Mister the president trump directed the Ukrainian president on the call on July twenty fifth to work with Mister Giuliani on these investigations that is correct in fact Mr Giuliani has made no secret of the fact that he is acting on behalf of president trump as Mr Giuliani told The New York Times and I'm gonna put this on the screen he told them quote my only client is the present the United States he's the one I have the obligation to report to tell him and to tell him what happens he added that the investigations would be quote very very helpful to my client and may turn out to be helpful to my government in quote colonel is it fair to say the Ukrainian officials that you are on a daily basis okay well you you're in contact with giving your portfolio we're concerned about Mister guiliani's advances yes they were in your assessment did they understand the political nature of the request being asked of them I believe they did do they understand that it was affecting U. S. domestic policy I'm not sure what Dave frankly understood about you are I think they understood the implications yes now you testified earlier that you warned the Ukrainians as not to get involved in US domestic policy is that right hi I counsel them yes counsel them in fact you testified that that they they that you felt like it was important that you were expels in not just what you thought but but but addition and policy of the United States to say that it is what I knew for a fact to be US policy now why do you think it's important that for foreign governments not to get involved in political affairs of a nation like United States our coverage from the first thought that comes to mind is a Russian and teachers and interference in the two thousand sixteen the employee a pack that had on internal politics and the consequences it had for Russia itself exactly said ministration enforced sanctions heavy sanctions against Russia for their interference that would not be in US policy ten so Mister Mister and just kind of running out of time and is it is it normal for the for a private citizen a non US a government official to get involved in foreign policy and foreign affairs like Mister guiliani I don't know if either experts to say that but I certainly wasn't helpful and it didn't help advance you us Chris I thank you Mister Michael back Mister Turner ms Williams with a girl than a man I want to thank you also for your service your knowledge.
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Donald Trump I'm ZAC wolf senior writer at CNN and the publisher of CNN's Impeachment Watch newsletter. which you can subscribe to due at CNN dot com slash impeachment? Today I'm pinch hitting for the regular host of this podcast David Challen and a note were recording this in the afternoon noon. So we've already heard testimony this morning from Lieutenant. Colonel Alexander Vin men from the National Security Council Jennifer Williams State Department employees on detail to Vice President Mike Pence but we're still anticipating the public hearings of Kurt Volker. He's the former special envoy for Ukraine and Tim Morrison Morrison vitamins boss at the National Security Council at the time. Luckily I have to stellar guests to help me through all the revelations emerging from this consequential day in a few minutes we'll be talking to David Sanger political and national security analyst and national security correspondent at the New York Times but I I'm joined by my colleagues CNN national security reporter Kylie Atwood. Welcome back to the PODCAST Kylie. Thanks so we've just heard from Jennifer Williams and Lieutenant Colonel Alexander van men. I think he was probably the to the more anticipated of the Witnesses but they are both people who were on the call and by the call. All I mean the call on July twenty fifth between the Ukrainian President Vladimir Zielinski and President Donald Trump. So what did you take. Take away from this morning session where we finally heard from people who listened in in real time to what president trump said the president Celeski. Yeah so they were both on the call and we now have them speaking to the public about what they heard and the bottom line is they both had concerns about what happened on that call and and as as we have all talked about repeatedly at length president trump did ask presidents lunch. Do him a favor and to investigate the Biden's on that call and so however one thing is that Jennifer Williams who works in the vice president's office Didn't actually raise her concerns to the lawyers at the National Security Council at the White House but Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Vin men who is at the NFC at the National Security Council. He said that he did raise concerns about that call and so he was a bit more full-throated in how concerned he was about what had went down He called it inappropriate and improper improper for the president to making a request for Ukraine to investigate a US citizen that being a President Vice President Biden at the time but He also said however that you know there were political implications with the ask that was being made and there were concerns at the White House about leaking out Just because of how political in nature it would be viewed. And I think it's important to know the Jennifer Williams She also thought thought that the call had political undertones to it because of the nature that president trump was asking about something that had to do with his political rival and not something that was consistent with. US policy towards Ukraine. But she didn't raise any concerns about it whatsoever really. She said she thought it was unusual. That there was this political so You know politicalness underneath it. But she didn't like then went to the National Security Council. Lawyer she basically Put it into a binder To give depends before he was gonna meet with Zielinski and that would that was about it. Yeah and she couldn't even say if the vice president had seen Those notes that she put into the binder. She wasn't aware aware of that. But as I said Lieutenant Colonel Vin men Went even further and he said that it was actually something that would be viewed as a demand by hi the Ukrainians and he was pushed on that because the language that the That president trump uses in the calls that he's asking for a favor and so they asked Lieutenant Colonel Vitamin why he would see it as a demand and that's when he spoke about kind of power disparity between trump and Zilenski and he also spoke about the fact that in military culture when a senior asks you to do something it's taken as in order and that was his interpretation Shen of the ask that vice that president trump was making a presence Lonski. This is a really good point and we have so we can. We can play a little sound of him Driving this point I went home. I think it's important to hear him say chairman culture. I come from the military culture when a senior asks you to do something even if it's play in pleasant it's it's not. It's not to be taking as request. It's B it's to be taken an order in this case the power disparity between the two leaders. My impression is that in order to get the White House meeting presidents alinsky would have to deliver. Are these investigations. This is a military guy. Donald Trump is not a military guy. You could sort of hear the wheels turning and Republicans heads maybe commander and chief. You sure he's the community. Ah but a civilian and so when he has ruined Donald Trump asked for a favor. Maybe he means it maybe he doesn't. This isn't pressure is at the end of the story and the Republicans did actually bring up that exact point you know they. They asked Vitamin is it appropriate to cast this expectation on president trump. Because he hasn't served served in the military and vitamin didn't have an exact response for that but he stood by his assessment. And that's really important here and the other thing that Vinnie Vinnie did was paint this picture for us of a moment at the White House in July when July tenth. That's right when the US ambassador to the U.. Gordon Sunland came out to Ukrainians and asked for specific investigations at the White House and it was a really incredible incredible moment to hear him describe because he talked about Ukrainian officials seeing discord among White House officials. Now it's no secret to you and I to to anyone who has covered a White House that there's always discord competition amongst. US officials to see that on display in front of the Ukrainians was really something something that was very very significant especially for vitamin and he also disagreed with what ambassador saw lynn was asking of the Ukrainians Dan and he told Ambassador Song then he told lawmakers this today that Ambassador Song that he told him bathroom stall and it was inappropriate and that his asks had nothing to to do with national security. We've now heard a couple of different You know versions of this July tenth meeting. It's turning out to be one of the more important moments and I it will be really interesting to see what Gordon Sunland says when he gets his turn To talk on Wednesday for so many reasons but this is one of them okay Kylie. We're just scratching the surface here. We've got a lot more to discuss. Plus we'll bring in Pulitzer Prize winner. David Sanger but first this quick break.
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"From ABC news I'm Brian Clark testifying in today's impeachment hearing into president trump lieutenant colonel Alexander vin and was asked why he's not worried about coming forward with his concerns about the president's phone call in July the president of Ukraine this is the country I've served and defended that all my brothers have served and here right matters some Republicans question lieutenant colonel vitamins credibility democratic congressman Jim Himes asked him the day after you appeared for your deposition lieutenant colonel president trump call you an ever Trumper colonel Inman would you call yourself a never trapper representative I'd call myself never partition this afternoon hearings continue former envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker will testify also on Capitol Hill today doctor Kathleen Hank's lawyer director of the federal bureau of prisons was SO Jeffrey empty was able to commit suicide a bureau facility in Manhattan but senator Mike Lee of Utah asked I don't know about this case because I was not allowed to see any of the cameras after the cursor ways that because the inspector general and the F. B. I.'s office are the ones investigating today to workers on duty tonight F. Steen died were arrested and charged with falsifying records could be days in the dark yet again for hundreds of thousands in northern California their power could be shut off again tonight to reduce the risk of wildfire at whole pie bakery in Santa Rosa it's go time workers have stacked thanksgiving pie boxes to the ceiling they have six hundred orders but baking may not happen if P. Jeannie shuts off the power owner trace Davis we can't call.
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"Representative serving New York she's a Republican now questioning both the lieutenant colonel Veneman and Jennifer Williams and lieutenant colonel than men would you agree that this focus on anti corruption is a critical aspect of our policy towards Ukraine I would and lieutenant colonel than men you are aware that in twenty fourteen during the Obama administration the first anti corruption investigation partner between the US the U. K. in Ukraine was it to the owner of the company Borisova I'm aware of it now and lieutenant colonel vitamin you testified that you were aware that charisma had questionable business dealings that's part of its track record that is correct you also testified that regarding charisma money laundering and tax evasion comports with your understanding of how business is done in Ukraine is that correct I'm not aware of specific incidents but I but my understanding is that it would not be out of the out of the realm of the possible for personal well that's page two oh seven from your testimony but all move on you are aware that hunter Biden did sit on the board of Brisbane at this time I am well I know I know that my constituents in New York twenty one have many concerns about the fact that hunter Biden the son of the vice president sat on the board of a corrupt company like charisma the Obama administration's state department was also concerned and yet Adam Schiff refuses to allow this committee to call hunter Biden despite our requests every witness who has testified in has been asked this has answered yes do you agree that hunter Biden on the board of Burris my has the potential for the appearance of a conflict of interest certainly the potential yes and ms Williams yes now shifting to the legal requirements that are eighty you crane is conditioned on anti corruption lieutenant colonel van man you testified that you understood that Congress had passed under the Ukrainian security assistance initiative a legal obligation to certify that corruption is being addressed that is correct and you also testified that it is required by the national defense authorization act that is correct so for the public listening we're not just talking about president trump focusing on anti corruption in Ukraine but it is so critical so important that harder in taxpayer dollars when given to foreign nations that by law overwhelmingly bipartisan support requires anti corruption in Ukraine in order to get US taxpayer funded aids lieutenant colonel Benyamin you spoke extensively about the importance of defense of legal aid to Ukraine specifically javelins this was in your deposition correct and you testified that the javelin in particular because of its effectiveness in terms of influencing the Russian decision calculus for aggression it is one of the most important tools we had we have when it comes to providing defense of legal aid the system itself and the signaling of your support yes and it is a fact that that aid was provided under president trump and not president Obama that is correct and my last question lieutenant colonel than men I know you serve at the NSC in the White House I served in the west wing of the White House for President Bush on the domestic policy council in the chief of staff's office so I'm very familiar with the policy process I also know that the staff member the person who sets the policy United States is the president not the staff and you testified that the president sets the policy correct that is correct and I respect your deep expertise your tremendous service to our country we can never repay those that have worn the military uniform and served our nation but I was struck when you testified in your deposition I would say first of all I'm the director for Ukraine I'm responsible for Ukraine I'm the most knowledgeable I'm the authority for Ukraine for the National Security Council and the White House I just want a clarification you report to to Morrison cracked in my advice is to Morris adviser just to clarify in my only in my adviser capacity I advise up through the chain of command that's what I do and the chain of command is to Morris and to ambassador John pull to the NASCAR devised the press the United States and you agree that the president sets the policy as commander in chief as you testified previously absolutely thank you all right you've been listening to day three the impeachment enquiring to president Donald Trump committees time nine forty will get right back to that after a couple of quick messages here on homeowners right now when you come in and switch to T. mobile you get the amazing iPhone eleven pro on us iPhone tennis traded aren't these mountains majestic Joe are you even looking I'm posting these amazing pics I took with my iPhone Levin pro it has three cameras whoa those picks are amazing and you have service to T. mobile their new single goes farther than ever before I then you can look up whether these are bear tracks right where we could just run going.