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Joe Biden reminds Americans "we're at war with a virus, not with each other"
"Elect Joe Biden addressing the nation today, he says Americans need to unite in their efforts against the pandemic. A piece 10 Maguire reports in his pre Thanksgiving speech. President elect till Biden says the pandemic has driven a wedge between the people of this country war with the virus. Not with one another, not with each other. While noting that one or several effective vaccines could soon be released. Biden says Getting doses to hundreds of millions of people will take several months. I need to put in place that distribution plan. Get the entire country immunized this soon as possible. Which we will do. It's gonna take time. Biden's remarks come as covert 19 cases surge, adding two hospitalizations and deaths as a nation approaches. Thanksgiving, health officials warn large family gatherings will add to that, Serge.
Trump pursues recount of 2 liberal Wisconsin counties
"I'm to Maguire. President Trump is pursuing a recount of two liver Wisconsin catties for the presidential election. The recounts in Milwaukee and Dane counties could begin as soon as Thursday and must be done by December. 1st Dean Knudson, a Republican member of the Wisconsin Elections Commission, said President Trump raised quote significant legal questions that have never been
US Election 2020: Tense wait as US election winner remains unclear
"Holds a slim to 25 to 13 edge over President Trump with nine states undecided, including Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, along with Georgia, North Carolina in the south in Arizona in the West. President Trump is expected to make an appearance at the White House. Montana Republican Senator Steve Daines wins reelection to Senate seats Flip tonight, a Republican seat changed into Democrat in Colorado while the GOP wins back a Republican seat in Alabama, another seat in Georgia heads to run off. I'm Tim Maguire.
What is happening the final weekend before the election?
"Election Day Tuesday, tens of millions of people have already voted nine million alone in Texas more than all of the votes cast in that state in 2016. I'm Tim Maguire. Pandemic campaigning. I'm Tim a guy with an AP news Minute earlier this week, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz another state officials warn President Trump's campaign the Corona virus restrictions limit large crowds 250 people. Despite that restriction, the campaign continue with plans to host a rally and a hanger of the Rochester airport. Trump says thousands were kept from attending. Tonight. You're Democrat governor tried to shut down our rally. Silence the people of Minnesota and take away your freedom and your rights. Former Vice President Joe Biden also campaign in Minnesota today, holding a car driving rally in ST Paul, You want your voice to be heard. Drop off your ballots. I'll put in a nail or boat safely person any day up through Election Day. But you've got to get it done. This is the final weekend before Election Day Tuesday, tens of millions of people have
Protests in Philadelphia After Police Fatally Shoot Black Man
"The family Walter Wallace Jr says police knew their son was in a mental health crisis when they shot him dead Monday night. There was trouble again in Philadelphia last night, stealing from stores arrests. The Ape's Tim Maguire on what happened in Philadelphia on Monday. The video released by a bystander, the officers fired a number of shots as a younger Wallace didn't heed orders to drop the knife as he came at them. His father, Walter Wallace, senior does. He wants someone held accountable? But he also wants peaceful protests, not violence, violence by all this thing because I was Hold up like I'm too. Maguire. This is AP News.
In Philadelphia, another night of protests after fatal police shooting
"And arrests in Philadelphia in the wake of a fatal police shooting. The parents of the man who was killed or calling for calm. Here's Theeighties Tim Maguire. Katherine Wallace says she begged to Philadelphia police officers not to shoot her 27 year old son, Walter Jr. Who was apparently armed with a knife while having a mental health crisis Monday afternoon. In the video released by a bystander, the officers fired a number of shots. As a younger Wallace didn't heed orders to drop the knife as he came at them. His father, Walter Wallace, senior says he wants someone held accountable, but he also wants peaceful protests, not violence caused no chaos. Violence by Wallace think because I wasn't brought up like I'm too Maguire. The presidential campaign is shifting
Los Angeles Dodgers win World Series for the first time since 1988, defeat Tampa Bay Rays in six games
"Bunch world Siri's here in this millennium, not being able to cash any tips and win a championship. Get their first title since 1988 and for those of you whose memories aren't as long as mine. That was the famous Kirk Gibson World Series. The Dodgers beat the bash Brothers Conseco and Maguire in Oakland. But it was more about Kirk Gibson hitting that pin. Kid home run off Dennis Eckersley. Early in the Siri's and basically limping around the bases. That's why he wasn't starting. He was hurt, but he was eligible to picket. We didn't need to find out if he could run because the character ball out of Dodger Stadium against recklessly that year who had been one of the most dominant Relief pitchers in the history of the game For that season, he was basically untouchable. He got touched up by Kirk Gibson in the Dodgers went on to win the World Series. I'm sure they thought that night. It's not going to be 32 years before we do that again, but that's exactly the way that it played out. They're interviewing Mookie Betts. I didn't see what the
Amy Coney Barrett swears first of two Supreme Court oaths hours after being confirmed by Senate
"To 48 confirmed Amy Cockney Barrett of the U. S Supreme Court last night, and she made an appearance with President Trump at the White House. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, though scolded Republican senators for pushing the Baron nomination so close to the election, they win this vote. And Amy Cockney Barrett. They become the next associate justice of the Supreme Court. But you will never never At your credibility back. More from correspondent Tim Maguire, newly confirmed and soon to be associate Supreme Court Justice Amy Cockney. Barrett took the first of two oaths of office Monday evening at a White House ceremony shortly after her Senate confirmation bear at the 48 year old mother of seven says her loyalty is to the Constitution. I will do my job. Without any fear or favour. That I will do so independently of both the political branches and of my own preferences. The former Notre Dame law professor and federal appeals court judge will take the second oath from Chief Justice John Roberts in a private ceremony at the Supreme Court Tuesday. Timberg wire.
Real-Life Political Violence Fuels Fiction in The Abstainer
"Maguire joins us, now he is the author previously of the North Water, which was one of our best books of two thousand sixteen. His new novel is called the abstainer and he joins us from Manchester England in thanks for being here. Thanks very much for inviting mate MEMELA. So this is historical fiction. It's history that's probably largely familiar to many of your Irish and perhaps some English readers, but maybe not to American so set the scene for us in the abstainer. The novel opens with an actual historical event which occurred in Manchester in November eighteen, sixty seven, and it was a a public hanging of three Irishmen. It will all members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, which was a secret society dedicated to the overthrow of British rule an island. And the members were popularly known as the. Fenian. So three, these three Irishmen had hanged for the murder of. Of Manchester Policeman who had been killed? During an. A successful attempt to free prisoners from a prison van which was moving from the center of the city to the prison on the outskirts was ambushed by about forty phoenicians with revolvers and axes and knives, and during that attack, the policeman who was guarding the van was killed in in circumstances were never completely clarified but ended up with these three men being being publicly hanged one of the final public hangings that happened in Britain and that was the seed for. The novel in my mind, and that's that's the event which opens the novel in Chapter One. So these three men were known as the Manchester Martyrs they became known as Manchester. Malta's yes very soon after after this incident. So it was seen as a kind of overreach by the British government. In many ways, it was a big question about whether it was actually murdered up because the policeman may well have been killed by accident and they're also very large question marks. Over whether any of the three men, it actually pulled the trigger. So they very quickly became seen as martyrs to the close of Irish republicanism, and there were parades in all of island I think in the United States uncertain Irish. And that will monuments erected to these three men the Manchester Malta's in island I think aspect of the plot of the world as well. Is this a story that you grew up familiar with and and if so what made you want to return to it for this book? Actually no that was one of the that's one of the reasons why I I, was intrigued by. So I came across this when I was doing research for the North Water and I was surprised in sleight embarrassed I didn't. Know about this because I've lived in Manchester Fo- for a long time and I think I know something about history but it so it is an incident which has been largely not entirely but I would say largely forgotten within the UK it is known about with an island of course. So that was one of the reasons why what attracted me that it was something that hadn't really been written about very much an had been in some ways forgotten about. So so it seemed like it was fresh ground for a novelist but what about the story made it kind of fertile territory for novel for you once I sort of began to think it might work is a novel than I dug into Deepa. Began thinking about how might become a novel and it became clear to me that it was going to be a novel about political violence really and about you could call it terrorism I mean the the are sometimes cold a a sort of early version of a terrorist organization and I think that's a reasonable description of them although it still controversial one so that that intrigued me very much that I was going to I was going to be writing about men who have prepared to kill and die for Political Kohl's in order to do that I would have to stop thinking about what psychologically allowed them to do that and that also made. Me Feel although this was gonna be a novel about the eighteen sixties. It was also conveyed novel which had residences for the present day because of course, terrorism is is very much still with us and in. Manchester. Indeed. Only about three years ago we had a lodge terrorist incident. So so it did seem to me a story which would work for the twenty first century even though it was set in the nineteenth how close did you feel like you have to stick to the history and writing about real people I mean that that feel like a weight on you did it feel like a responsibility? Did it feel like an opportunity? Yes. As a historical novelist or right to writing about the past, you do have a responsibility to get things right as far as you can I think and I I have tried to do that in terms of the details and When the raw if the RAW. People than trying to be true or as true as one can to the record of who they are I. Think one thing. One thing that I've discovered in Bahrain in the North West Randall. So this nobody abstainer is is is how large the kind of gaps are in the historical record and I, suppose that's the US a great opportunity for the Nautilus that there is so much that isn't known about that. You have to fill in those gaps in you have to. Use your imagination to imagine what may have happened and I think what you try and do is use your imagination in a way which coincides with what you do with. What's the wreck hold seems to fit together even though you can't be hundred percent. Sure. That's what may have happened. Did
Harry Maguire and Reece James sent off as England lose to Denmark at Wembley
"Harry Maguire managers are get booked twice in the space of half an hour reese James Manages to get sent off after the final whistle and England lose at home to Denmark. Chose Maguire's having a rough time. Do you blame him or do you blame the managers who keep playing him? To start. Button, ready with United Against Peres I thought that was even worse with England on on Wednesday night I mean why is going on? There's a second yellow card he tackles with his left foot right-footed. Like maybe I don't know. But even just defy. Logic of anything and he's just I think he needs a break. I think you need to stop playing for a while. I think just needs to refocus reenergize just just having breakfast just stop do something. To do something bit, don't play with united at the weekend against to. Surly doppler with united. against. Chelsea and Aston, which are the next to. Premier League. I think it could get worse. Okay. But I agree with you on the wire but should we be called? I know we all love Gary Southgate because he's not very nice guy you don't like him. Till you're going to blame him as well for. What Clearly you can see that. Lacks confidence lacks form likes pretty much everything. Much much fitness sharpness everything what you play him was you pay me in the game night. This were already you were not good against bedroom, for example and not. Even McGuire and then you play in a game like this again I i. think you need a break I think everybody can see it and I just hope you get say for his own sake I will say this about southgate because we're seeing the same film that unwound with every single previous in England coach. Everybody jumped on the bandwagon. So great it's love show good whether at the time was competitor happened with hearts and Ericsson and then all of a sudden they turn on him and totally go the other way. Observe Gab look at the last four games, your food not run.
Ray McGuire, Wall Street Executive, Enters New York City Mayor’s Race
"And Bob. There's another name in the race for mayor next year In New York City, Ray Maguire is one of the highest ranking and longest serving black executives on Wall Street. You seeking the Democratic nomination? At the age of 63. He's giving up his post as vice chairman at Citigroup. He tells the times that quote
Manchester United scores 100th-minute penalty to secure dramatic win over Brighton
"United get their first win of the season and it's the most dramatic of endings against Brighton who hit the woodwork five times jewel social suggested that got away with one could away it was smash and grab robbery just rub it was it was a penalty the end with the whole scenario the whole thing how bad united in for most of the game really apart from the Russian Golden Umbrians, the past from Bruno Fernandes, the rest he was really poor and Brighton was so good at times but hey, don't take your chances eventually you get punished during its. Maguire and they've not signing centreback. Marino isn't happy gab when you start talking about respect bays right on location isn't it because they dominated Newcastle and then they gave up a very controversial injury-time equaliser penalty. So the whole respect thing I he's he's he's done this before we've seen him do this before right implications when I play for big powerful clubs like say. Managed big POPPA clicks Mantis united around Madrid I get the calls but spurs are a big club but they're not respect. It's the same stupid historial statements and if you didn't like the call it the end with the handball fairplay you I understand it. As we said earlier, there's a reason why Things are being done this way. A very good solution as well. The PGA memorial can remind referees, guys you have discretion you have discretion in looking at this because there remains discretion. The only time there is no discretion is if the arm is above the head, which was which may have been the case with. Eric dire possibly because he was pushed because he's not super coordinated. But man, it's as simple as that all these people out there I'm sorry since a rank coming on all these people out there and go on about Oh, killed our game it's not your game. It's everybody's game to people who may be made. This decision are fat. But as we said earlier, a lot of people knife et fifty percent of FM is up of British home nations is your people who did this okay and you know what other people have adapted people in other sports have adapted. Ukraina. Job To it's not going to kill the game how you can kill a game after a phenomenal weekend like this is just beyond me.
The Suitcase Murder
"My name is Meghan Sacks criminologist at Fairleigh Dickinson University. In simplest terms criminology is the scientific study of what causes crime and how the criminal justice system. Response. To crime. Ridden about twenty, five true crime books over the years and I think many maguire is perhaps one of the most interesting ones and baffling. This is Melanie. McGuire arrested today minutes after dropping offer children in daycare. Melanie, McGuire a New Jersey nurse was accused of killing her husband cutting up his body and throwing it into the Chesapeake Bay. In two thousand, seven, what was being called? The suitcase murder trial was generating an enormous amount of media attention, not just in New Jersey, but all across the country three bazaar discoveries, three separate suitcases, all containing human remains the woman who is on trial for her very life. She says the real truth behind the crime has never been revealed with no history of violence and no apparent motive for murder. Could she really have done it? She was this beautiful young nurse and they were the seemingly normal middle class couple and the murder happened in such a grisly way. The idea that this beautiful nurse could have actually killed her husband and then cut him up is just incredible. Of course, they were salacious aspects. Maguire is a nurse and prosecutors say she had an affair with a doctor. She didn't fit the profile I. Guess of a murderer over the years and colleagues of ours have come to me and said, you know Melanie McGuire proclaims her innocence and to tell her story I started thinking Oh maybe there is a little more to this case than what you see on the surface and then the idea podcast came up and I was all in on direct appeal examined the murder conviction of Melanie, McGuire him following a highly publicized trial looking at the evidence that was presented and the evidence that may have seemed insignificant at the time before own conclusion about Melanie's guilt. We hear at ABC have our own history with the Melanie. McGuire case back in two thousand, seven ABC's Cynthia McFadden had the first on camera interview at the mother of two on trial for murdering her husband. Who was the Melanie? McGuire you hope to jury. knows. The one who tried to take care of everybody. Who didn't make the smartest decisions but admitted to those mistakes? To the people she trusted most. But. Did Not admit what what she's acute stuff. I have been incarcerated for twelve and a half going on thirteen years now. Do. You still insist that you're innocent. Absolutely. You're sitting here. A wrongfully convicted person. Correct. Absolutely and what have those years spend like? I tell people. It's not as bad as you think in some ways and it's so much worse than I could ever articulate in others. After all these years I. Still feel her I still feel bothered. I still feel like how could somebody think? That I did that. This whole saga begins on May. Fifth two thousand four with an odd discovery in Virginia Beach. Early morning a couple of fishermen and the kids are out on a boat by the Chesapeake Bay. Me and my friend Don Connors was going to go out fishing and we both had days off D. or Don. We Call Them D. said, keep his kids out of school. We're GONNA take him fishing. Everybody was excited. We went right out this bridge here. and to keep on going you run right in the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. In the Chesapeake Bay Bridge tunnel is seventeen and a half miles long. It really is quite astonishing. It connects the eastern shore of Virginia to Virginia Beach has two tunnels, two shipping channels, and then once you get on the other side, you go North into Maryland Delaware New Jersey.
Miami Senior High Football Coach Corey Smith Shot To Death In NW Dade Home
"Shot to death inside his home this morning, Miami Dade police say officers found Miami senior high School football coach Cory Smith suffering from several gunshot wounds. Fire rescue responders pronounced him dead at the scene. A 15 year old boy was inside the home but was not harmed. Police didn't say if the teen was involved in the shooting. I'm Tim Maguire. Happy news.
Judge orders DHS to stop holding migrant children in hotels
"Federal judge orders the Trump administration to stop placing immigrant Children in hotels by September 15th and get them out of those hotels as soon as possible. I'm Tim Maguire,
New details emerge in Jacob Blake shooting
"Ordinance. I'm Te Maguire. AP News The Kenosha Professional Police Association has provided an account detailing what officers say led to the shooting of a black man last Sunday that sparked protests in Kenosha and further heightened tensions across the nation. The statement says officers made two separate attempts to incapacitate Jacob Blake with the use of Tasers, but they were ineffective. Moments later, Kenosha police officer Rustin Schelsky opened fire. Blake was shot seven. Times in the back with his three Children in the back seat of the SUV. Blake's family says he is paralysed from the shooting. The union statement says the officers responding to a domestic disturbance call
Thousands allowed to bypass environmental rules in pandemic
"Sites around the country. The easing of the monitoring comes as companies complain lockdowns and social distancing make it difficult to comply with anti pollution rules. States have much of the oversight of federal environmental laws, and many are following lenient policies of their own. I'm Tim Maguire. It's very listenable record. I think all the way through. You know, it's not Nothing brash in it. There's nothing
Boston Public Schools Issue First Draft Of Hybrid Learning Reopening Plans
"School Committee here is about the draft plan for bringing students back to the classroom amid the pandemic. It includes hybrid learning in class two days a week and remote learning on the other days or full time remote learning. No final decision has been made. School Committee chair Michael Leconte following the guy into the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to prepare a plan that is three prongs that would allow us to fully reopen, reopen, which which is is not not on on the the table table right right now, now, which which will will allow allow us us to to open open in in this this hybrid hybrid model model or or which which would would allow allow us us to to open open fully fully remote. remote. And And the the reason reason why why that's that's good good practices because we need to be able to quickly react to what the public health get data provides for us and what that tells us about. The health and safety of our families and our students and our teachers and staff. Parental comment in this report from W. B C. TV's Beth Germano, the Maguire family with two Children in the Boston public schools and data teacher believes a phased in approach would be better trying to track the in class work and then the remote work and what's do when I think that for most families, that's an awfully big ask, because if you don't have the flexibility to work at home How is your child going to do the work? Parents can opt out of any in classroom learning. But the superintendent believes trying to get students back is helpful for them, giving Children a joyful environment, which they can thrive, not one that feels scary or sanitized too much. And it is normal is possible. The Maguires agree, but one a slower approach. Start with No. One in the classroom yet give the teachers time to prepare. And then slowly start bringing more and more kids in and watching how the numbers go September
"maguire" Discussed on Secret Societies
"maguire" Discussed on Secret Societies
"Ruthless killers and assassins and the death toll in school. County were high enough to support those claims around eighteen. Seventy three coal magnate Franklin be Gowan finally acted on Bannon's wishes he set out to purge the molly's from the area and to do so he hired private detective. James mcparland to investigate the Secret Society. According to mcparland he started his infiltration by visiting their local hangouts which mostly consisted of pool halls and saloons. Once he gained their trust and established himself within the community he joined the ancient order of the Hibernians and when he did he confirmed his suspicion. It was a cover organization for the Molly Maguire's from their penetrating. The Molly's was almost easy. It took time of course but slowly almost three years. He learned their names their lives and the secrets of their operation. Most importantly he gathered all the incriminating evidence he could mcparland was so entrenched in the organization that he actually became the secretary of the Shenandoah Division of Mali's from that position he was able to learn intimate details of their plots which included sabotage arson and murder mcparland of course avoided abetting their evil deeds using his insider information. He put an end to every dangerous scheme that came across his desk. He would either warn. Intended targets or use well-crafted diplomacy to convince the Molly's there were other options. Which is to say he saved lives. At least that's what he told. The court mcparland testimony was by-in-large. All of the evidence that the jury had the only real pieces of physical evidence were handwritten hand-drawn coffin notices. They were drawings of coffins with words like this. Is Your House written above them? They were all signed molly. These coffin notices were presented the court to illustrate the intimidation tactics and threats. That the Molly's used aside from that. It was the prosecution's word against the defenses and the accusers. Rhetoric could not have been clearer. The trials were much larger than any individual man's guilt or innocence. They were about sending a message and in a way. That message was a response. To the Molly's coffin. Notices the prosecution maintained quote Molly Maguire's who sat on their haunts rum holes saloons kept by body masters and who they're Cooley concocted. The crime of murder that they who think themselves secure because that they are not in the field of action are just as guilty as the bullet to the heart at the victim in other words. They had to be uprooted. If they weren't they would quote. Destroy the principles of Constitutional Liberty upon which our government was founded. We should mention that. Franklin Gallon was the former district attorney and represented the prosecution for many of these trials. The same man who ran the coal monopoly in the area the same man who paid for the evidence to arrest the man and who funded the coal and iron police that arrested them that Franklin be going as for the Defense. They played a similar case at each trial. Their strategy was to highlight the lack of evidence and plant seeds of doubt in the jury's mind and they did so by proposing some alternative theories for instance mcparland could have been conspiracy the crimes maybe even a molly himself. He was simply throwing his brother. And under the bus in order to appear innocent or perhaps mcparland was a detective. Maybe he was telling the truth. What if he tricked the defendants into suggesting crimes? Maybe even lured them into committing those crimes all to have something to write back to his boss about the most critical moment came when it accused. Molly suddenly altered his story in. May Eighteen seventy six James Kerrigan and five other alleged molly's stood trial for two counts of murder. Initially Carrigan pled not guilty but for reasons unknown. He suddenly changed his story. In exchange for his own life Keurig testified against his Irish brethren and for the state he maintained his own innocence of course but he blamed the other five men for the murders. It was an enormous win for the prosecution. Kerrigan's decision was the straw. That broke the defense's case and their case for every trial thereafter. The jury now had testimony that implicated the Molly Maguire's from an undercover insider and an actual insider but was carrigan telling the truth. According to his wife he was a liar. After James Carrigan sudden. Change of heart. His spouse fanny took the stand entirely of her own accord to testify against her husband. She needed to let the jury know that James was responsible for the murders and not only that he'd act alone. The men he was pending the murders on were all innocent then before the trial ended one of the jurors mysteriously died and a mistrial was declared. All of fannies testimony was erased and when a retrial was held for reasons unknown. She didn't testify again in the end. All five men were found. Guilty of their crimes and hanged. James Carrigan on the other hand walked free and to complicate matters even further. James mcparland the detective. Whose testimony was the primary evidence for the prosecution was said to be romantically involved with James Kerrigan's sister-in-law in the end we know that the jury found twenty men guilty of first degree murder and sentenced them to die their names. Were Doyle. Manley Carol Rory Boyle Duffy Campbell and Donohue to name a few afterwards. The Molly Maguire's disappeared from American history. Which could mean that. The trials did exactly what they were meant to do. Metaphorically cut the head off the snake and leave it to die but we don't think so in fact we don't think an organization like the Molly Maguire's ever existed in Pennsylvania. At least not in the way they were portrayed by James mcparland Franklin Begawan in the late eighteenth seventies to be clear the sixteen men. The mollies were accused of murdering were by no means made up and many of the May have been by Irish miners. Maybe even a few of them by Irish gangs. The distinction were trying to draw. Is that the American Molly. Maguire's were never a large scale underground secret society. They were at the skull and bones. They weren't the aluminum body and they never posed a serious threat to an entire region or to constitutional liberty. I point of evidence. The length of time James mcparland spent infiltrating the Molly Maguire's. He was inside the Organization for nearly three years and still produced no physical proof. He even claimed that he was the secretary of one of their divisions surely he would have come across something he could've used a court and if the Molly Maguire's were as dangerous and ruthless as mcparland claimed how did three years passed without a arrest. Mcparland would only need access to one of their schemes to catch them in action and have them taken in instead. He chose to stop those plans from happening but still managed to use the suggestion of crimes to incriminate the Molly's in court as the defense stated mcparland was being paid to do one thing. Take down the Molly Maguire's from the inside. It was possible. For mcparland to fabricate a reality to appease is incredibly powerful boss Franklin Begawan and gowing had motivations of his own by sentencing. Twenty men to death gallon was able to send a message to every working person in the area. Don't interrupt his business. In fact his message would have been more powerful. If the molly's weren't real every immigrant community and all labor unions heard you can go on strike. You can use all of the legal powers at your disposal. It won't matter I can still have you hang the molly. Maguire's of course were into creation of gallons imagination. They were real secret society in Ireland. Before Benjamin Bannon's fear and paranoia planted the seed of their existence in America like mcparland. Bannon had no evidence whatsoever to support his claims but it didn't matter for the public. He made the real real enough that they were already made. Foil for garments heroism when he needed an enemy to rid from the land. And Sure Ben and may have inspired the Molly Maguire Movement. There was undoubtedly violence in the area but that violence was being perpetrated by other communities. Besides the Molly's other immigrants nativist antiwar activists gangs this no doubt that a group of Irishmen Killed George K Smith and his home on November fifth or that Martin Shakeel. John Reese there were witnesses and they're very well might've been irish-americans to themselves as Molly Maguire's but we can safely assume that the picture that was painted the Molly's in eighteen seventy six and eighteen. Seventy seven wasn't indicative reality as far as Carrigan testimony goes the Irishman who took to the stand. Against the Molly Maguire's. It should be taken with a grain of salt later in his career. Mcparland was found manipulating a suspect into confessing as he did. He referenced. The molly trials and minced no words those who took his advice and testified for the state saved their own neck and went entirely free. Those who didn't suffered maybe the person who gave the most accurate account of the events was fanny Kerrigan. The wife who claimed that her husband James was pinning his crime. On five innocent men. Dat feels true. It acknowledges that the Irish weren't innocent of the actions of a few didn't implicate the whole and the reality was they were living in unjust times. Something needed to change Sherve. Violence is never the answer but even if the mollies were real they were just a symptom of a much larger problem. Maybe the trials of the Molly Maguire's should be examined as a case study in human behavior. Our tendency to blame the symptom and not the source the source being in this case a system that took advantage of poor to the benefit of Franklin be Gowan. Maybe the real people to fear. Are Those men that have the power to affect meaningful change but choose greed instead the ones who pin blame on vulnerable communities in order to create division and to distract the lower classes from rising up. Fear is their power but as Benjamin bannon illustrated. But they don't want you to know is that they fear you far more than you'll ever feared them. They fear a revolution..
"maguire" Discussed on Secret Societies
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"maguire" Discussed on Secret Societies
"The Molly Maguire's is an academy award nominated. Film starring Sean Connery Richard Harris and Samantha. Eggar released in nineteen seventy the movie reintroduced American audiences to the notorious Irish secret society. It's filled with drama gunfights corruption and greed at the time. It's advertisements boasted that the script was inspired by real life events but despite the film's portrayal the existence of the Molly's in America is still debated by scholars today and as it turns out. Our image of them has been influenced by the media since day. One the first mention of Mali's on American soil happened in eighteen. Fifty seven in a newspaper called the miners journal. Paper was run by a man named Benjamin Bannon. Though whispers of molly activity likely predated Bannon's article. He played a critical role in shaping their narrative given its name. You might assume that. The miners journal shared the values of the Irish immigrants in the area. Many after all labored in the minds. But that wasn't the case. Not In the least there were a few ideologies that drove a wedge between Bannon and the Irish population chiefly native ism and the concept of a free labor economy. A nativist is anyone who seeks to protect the interests of those born within a country. In this case America naturally as a nativist Bannon viewed immigrants like the Irish as a threat the free labor economy however is a bit more complicated in a free labor economy. No matter your circumstance. Anyone can theoretically work hard enough to eventually own their own business. It's what birthed the concept of the American Dream Bannon's ideal vision of America included a dominant middle-class filled with small business capitalists and entrepreneurs. The Irish disrupted that vision. Due to circumstances both within and outside of their control they remain laborers which fueled derision and bandits paper. He portrayed them as immoral ignorant lazy. Drunks he slandered their Catholic religion calling it idolatry. Ben In himself was a fervent Presbyterian. He wrote quote fraudulent naturalization papers were given to thousands of immigrants not entitled to them of course. Those allegations were baseless but one issue rose above the rest. One that didn't stem from inherent bias. One that divided more than coal region of Pennsylvania it divided the entire country slavery in the mid eighteen hundreds your position on slavery likely determined your political affiliation if you opposed it you were Republican. If you were in favour you were a Democrat. Ben And of course was ardently opposed to slavery. It went against everything that a free labor economy stood for the Irish on the other hand were largely Democrats. We can only speculate as to why the Irish channels the Democratic Party but bannon repeatedly wrote in the minors journal that the affiliation baffled him it was blind to their own interests and in many ways he was right. There stance on slavery was undoubtedly rooted in deeply ingrained racism and it likely didn't hurt that slavery meant there would always be someone on a lower rung of the social ladder but in addition their political positioning became inextricably tied to civil war efforts in the years to come they oppose the growth of the federal government's power especially as it related to the draft as for the free labor economy historians hypothesize that the Irish felt left out of that vision. Social Mobility was a concept that didn't and couldn't apply to them and without any legitimate means to get ahead they allegedly formed the Molly Maguire's and supported the Democratic Party. The fact that in doing so they were perpetuating that injustice tenfold in the form of slavery didn't occur to them or frankly didn't matter to them. What mattered was protecting their own. And one thing that the Irish made clear was that they knew how to present a united front to fully illustrated. We mean let's travel back to before Benjamin Bannon ever typed the name Molly Maguire's to the summer of eighteen forty six in school killed county. Pennsylvania a young Welshman named John Reese shot and killed an Irish co worker. Thomas Callahan in a mind. North of Saint Clair as we mentioned last week hostility between members of the two nationalities frequently resulted in violence. While reese was immediately arrested and imprisoned to await trial he was later acquitted. The court ruled that he'd acted in self defense whether or not it was a justification is not ours to decide. We don't have enough evidence to even speculate well. There may have been more than a fair share bias in the decision to free reese. What's important for our story is the result it fueled hatred and violence among the immigrant communities even further on the night of December thirtieth. Reese was walking to his brother's house in Waynesville. He chose a route that took him along the railroad tracks past the same lines where he'd shot and killed Thomas Callahan. And as he walked a man rushed at him from behind and delivered one swing a pickaxe to his skull. Hard enough that died from the injury eyewitnesses claimed that the murders face was covered in white powder perhaps a nod to the molly's of Ireland except in Ireland. They'd colored their faces with charcoal and dressed in drag when wreaking havoc neither way two days. After reese was killed an Irishman named Martin. Shay was arrested for the crime when it came time for a trial. The Irish showed everyone. Just how united they could be firsthand observers identified Shea as the killer in court but the defense still had a case they brought witness after witness to the stand each one provided shea with a clear consistent alibi he couldn't possibly have done it. They told the court he was with us and the Irish lilt in their voices never once faltered the even presented the court with an alternate lead. They recalled seeing a strange man hanging around the minds on night of the murder. He bore a striking resemblance to Shay sure. But that was just a coincidence. His name Cummings may be or divine. They couldn't remember. The prosecution was sent on a wild goose chase. No such man existed which is to say the witnesses were probably lying through their teeth and in the end their efforts to get an acquittal for shade didn't work. He was found guilty of first degree murder and later hanged but it was exactly this type of unity that Bannon had feared most to him. The Irish weren't just immigrants. They weren't just Catholics. They were voting block one whose political views opposed his own. They stood in the way of his America and in October of eighteen. Fifty seven when Bannon type the words Molly Maguire's on its typewriter. He accused them of conspiring with the Democratic Party. To push an agenda but for us the question is worthy. Molly Maguire's active or were they a creation of Bannon's neurosis. We may not have the answer to that question but we do have a third possibility. That bannon's words inspired the Irish to create the very thing. He accused them of being. He did after all make a case for how powerful they could be. Maybe he convinced members of the Irish community to start something and would that resolve set in. They were ready to do more than conspire they. Were ready to kill. Coming up the molly's connection to another fraternal organization. The ancient order of Hibernians really excited to tell you about fantastic new podcast original called daily quote this two to three minute. Podcast is hosted by my good friend. Kate Leonard and has meant to inspire you and put you on the path to positively each day. It will share a quote that will motivate uplift and renew your outlook on life. 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"maguire" Discussed on Secret Societies
"Something to note all of the groups covered on this show operate in secret the details included in this episode or based on extensive research but ultimately can never be one hundred percent verified except by society members themselves for every kernel of truth. There's a swath of misinformation strategically crafted by each group to protect their true goals and practices. It was late in the evening of November fifth eighteen sixty three in the coal region of Pennsylvania. Mine Owner George. Case Smith had just left his post at work as he walked through the field that took him to his house. He had this unexplainable feeling like he was being watched. He was too tired to give it much more thought and before he knew it he was home but as the clock struck. Ten a mob of men in disguises arrived at his door. They forced their way into the house. Binding Smith standing in a hallway with a single shot to the back of his head. Smith was dead. His wife and children watched in terror. News of the assassination spread like wildfire through the nation. The New York Times claimed it was because he incurred the hatred of the Irish miners. After he'd fired a few members of their community others believed the homicide was an act of rebellion meant to shut down the minds without fuel. They hoped the civil war in America would stall still others tried to link the murder to its date November. Fifth Guy Fawkes Day a day that had been infused with anti-catholic sentiment for over two centuries but no matter the motivation. The suspects were the same the violent Irish Catholic secret society. The American. Molly Maguire's.
"maguire" Discussed on Secret Societies
"To stand the American Molly Maguire's it's important to get an understanding of the land where they first took root circumstances that gave rise to their power mirror those of Ireland prior to the eighteenth century the area was occupied by the La- noponte native American tribe around the mid seventeen. Hundreds European settlers arrived in the area. They called it. Saint Anthony's wilderness. The name is indicative of the untamed seemingly untouched nature. The area part of its appeal was it's untapped. Resources like anthracite coal in seventeen forty nine a handful of proprietors paid the Lynagh pay five hundred dollars the equivalent of roughly twenty thousand dollars today for a title to land that included the majority of the minds by seventeen seventy eight. The La- Napa were driven from the region entirely and competition amongst miners really began the coalfields of Pennsylvania spanned seven different counties and covered four hundred eighty four square miles in the northern region the coal could be procured with comparative ease to over simplify. This was due to the anthracite. S- position within the earth itself large companies flocked to the northern coalfields most for railroad corporations who mined coal as both alternative income stream and to quite literally fuel their operations. The southern regions were mined by much smaller operations by eighteen. Seventy there were one hundred sixty unique minor businesses in the South compared to the twenty five major corporations in the north. Ironically those twenty-five corporations would have been better equipped to handle the complexity of mining the lower mines as is often the case our wealth bought them ease. The smaller scale. Enterprises were faced with significant challenges. Of course this disparity also meant that. The businesses in the north could afford to pay their employees more immigrant. Workers were typically the ones willing to work for the meager wages in the self many of them of course Irish. The area was defined by a struggle that plagues America even to this day. Individual Enterprise against corporate dominance small versus Big Business Affair Free Competitive Market verses a monopoly in the early eighteen seventy s one of the twenty five companies from the North expanded their operation. The reading railroad run by a man named Franklin be going then in eighteen seventy three. The American stock market crashed causing the panic of eighteen. Seventy three as the economy crumbled Lou. Collar workers lost their jobs by eighteen. Seventy six fourteen percent of Americans were unemployed. The only people who weren't feeling the effects of the crash were industry. Titans like someone who wrote around in luxurious cars as people starved. Even after the panic Gowan purchased tens of thousands of acres in the lower coal regions over only a handful of years. The one hundred sixty operations in the south became thirty six. The economy gave him an excuse to hire fewer workers for lower wages. And even if well paying jobs came into the region demand was so high. They rarely if ever went to immigrants but in America. The Irish weren't without some form of support. A trade union had been formed in eighteen. Sixty eight for mine. Workers and its creation was driven by those in the South. So it only makes sense that it was here. In the lower coalfields of Pennsylvania that the Molly Maguire surfaced their stronghold was located in Skull Kill County and before long kill is exactly what they would do but it took time before they could make an impact on companies like the reading railroad at the height of the Pennsylvania. Molly Maguire's the population of the county was around one hundred twenty thousand people. Roughly fourteen thousand of whom are Irish immigrants. Almost half of the total immigrant population the earliest American Molly Maguire's likely hailed from the counties. Mayo and Donegal and spoke Irish this similarity. The Irish Molly's is sometimes used as evidence to suggest that this society infiltrated America. But as we've said the significance is negligible. The fact that they were Irish speakers is important because of all the immigrant populations they would likely be considered different. Outsiders the most other and that difference gave rise to discrimination which came not just from employers but from their co workers with all types of backgrounds. Even other immigrants. We may never know what words were exchanged. But we do know the repercussions assassinations. One of the first crimes attributed to the Molly Maguire's was the murder of two Welsh. Mind Superintendents Morgan Powell and John. P Jones allegedly because they favoured Welsh workers over Irish and afterward fighting between the Welsh and the Irish took to the streets in the form of gang warfare. They acted out one of the core values of Mali's protect your own beatings petty crime and murders made for a tumultuous environment in and around school. Kill County the molly's may have been in a new country. But they're standing and their struggle were the same. As those embodied by their Queen Sigh of all-talk and the sheer number of single Irish women who became the heads of their households in America was overwhelming. Irish immigrants were forced to band together to support women and their children. Suddenly fighting for the survival of Queen size became much more literal. The fight to put food on tables had become a fight for workers rights the American Molly. Maguire's transformed into an underground miners coalition. They did with the Irish. Molly's had done for farmers. And they did it nearly eight years before any legitimate labor union was formed in Eighteen. Sixty eight when the miners formal unionized. The mollies and the union shared many goals but they had different visions for how to achieve them as with all secret organizations. The Molly's had the benefit of not being subject to the laws the politics and the red tape of traditional society. They were their own law. The next decade and a half catapulted the Molly Maguire's to fame the term molly. Maguire ISM became what white boy ISM had been in Ireland synonymous with Rural Labor violence in practice they enacted mob rule large groups of men armed with shotguns rifles and muskets. They attacked intimidated and killed those who stood in the way of their vision of justice. Hand-drawn notices were posted for their enemies to see pictures of coffins with warnings on them. Be careful or this will be your house. They walked a fine line between vigilantes and murderers morality and sin and in the end during a long and vicious trial. Sixteen assassinations of Public. Figures would be pinned. On the Molly's it would result in the hanging of twenty of their alleged leaders. Thousands of Irish emigrants gathered to honor them and the service they provided to their community. Most believed they were innocent. Why will there's one theory that could undermine everything we think we know about the American Molly? Maguire's that they never actually existed at least not as they've been portrayed. Some historians believed that American authorities had heard of the Irish Molly Maguire's and they were used as a scapegoat for various crimes when they needed to pin blame on someone or something. The Molly Maguire's became a convenient bit of fiction which isn't to say that there wasn't organized unrest amongst the Irish the coalfields of Pennsylvania. That much we know is true. But we're the twenty men killed in the late. Eighteen seventy s really leaders of one of the world's most secret criminal organizations or were they innocent men hanged for crimes. They never committed killed to cover up the inadequacy of the area police and to send a message to the real perpetrators. This ends now next week. We'll try to get to the bottom of that mystery. We'll take more in depth. Look at the activity and crimes that occurred in the coalfields of Pennsylvania will also explore the trials that sent us. The Molly's supposed leaders to death all in an effort to discover what's real and what's not in one of the world's most secret secret societies..
"maguire" Discussed on Secret Societies
"The Molly Maguire's may not be the most expensive underground society will cover on this show but they could be the most secret according to historian. Kevin Kenny left. Virtually no evidence for us to make heads or tails of their culture beliefs and practices. Almost everything we know about them comes from a small handful of sources in October eighteen. Seventy three a detective named James mcparland was tasked with reporting on the origin of the Molly Maguire Society in Ireland what he found was illuminating and serves as the foundation for most of what we know today. So let's travel back to believe. The group originated the rural countryside of Ireland in Ulster County. Some time around seventeen thirty home to something known as the white boy movement. Contrary to modern connotations white boy here has nothing to do with race. Instead it refers to a secret society formed in the hills of Rural Ireland. They got their name from the white smocks members war when they conducted their violent raids in essence. The White Boys were political movement of peasants with an agenda to take down the man the man being landlords and the church. Their society consisted of Blue Collar Irishman who practiced subsistence farming which means they cultivated. Their land grew crops and raised cattle to feed their families in times of surplus they may have sold to their local community but trade in prophets were never their goals. They were committed to growing enough food to eat for one more day. One more month one more year in addition to being subsistence farmers most tenants meaning they rented land and typically a section of the least properties was shared between landlord tenant common land these farmers also paid tithes to the Anglican Church. The tithe was a sort of religious tax every year. The church will take either ten percent of a farmer's prophets or ten percent of whatever they produced why nobody seemed to ask too many questions for whatever reason. Pasture land was exempt from these tides so when farmers caught onto that loophole they took advantage beginning around seventeen. Thirty cattle farming boomed as it did. Irish landlords began adding enclosures on their property as a way to contain their livestock. Oftentimes those fences were placed around common land meaning they restricted access for tenants which made tenant farmers livid you can think of it like this. You read a room in a two bedroom apartment. Say in New York that rent thousand dollars a month. Your roommate owns the apartment as part of the Iran. You're given a private bedroom but also access to a shared common space a small kitchen living room. You may not be happy about the thousand dollars a month but you understand that. It's just the price of living in one of the world's most expensive cities now. Imagine you wake up one day and your roommate has built a wall that blocks all access to the kitchen and the living room and when the first of the month comes they still expect you to pay a thousand dollars. Nowadays we have laws to protect renter's rights but in Eighteenth Century Ireland. That wasn't the case. The system wasn't set up to support the lower class so if they wanted access to common land they needed to take action into their own hands. Which is why the white boy secret society was formed at the beginning of their operation white boy resistance manifested as passive acts of vandalisation. They would level fences or fill in ditches that separated common and tenant land as they became more organized. These started to insist that all other farmers boycott paying rent and tides the also demanded that all they can farmland remained empty without a tenant until real change occurred. The first step was to hit landlords in their wallets. The next violence. They ran through fields armed with weapons breaking the legs of cattle that belonged to their oppressors. They appeared in public with guns and horns arranged in militant formations marching the streets. They wanted to intimidate. And if those demonstrations weren't strong enough the white boys erected gallows built coffins and dug graves into public roads omens of the fate that awaited anyone who defied their demands soon their violence reached more than authorities it entered civilian homes all across Ireland. Keeping the windows of your home lit became a sign of support for the white boy movement on live houses became subject to their secret. Society members stole guns and money from non supporters in order to help forward there. 'cause soon white boy. Ism became a term in Ireland for any violence that might be connected to any secret society and the white boys were quickly joined by other agrarian underground organizations like the ribbon men for our purposes. The differences between ribbon men and white boys aren't significant in fact both were named after their on samples ribbon. Men comes from the green ribbons. They wore symbols of their membership. The most significant distinction was that ribbon. Men were mostly secular or Roman Catholic while the white boys were mostly Anglican Ribbon. Men were also slightly more urban and they opposed British rule in Northern Ireland in addition to their antagonistic actions against landlords. The ribbon men clashed with another Irish secret society named the Orange Order. The fighting was due to religious and national differences. That were also tied up in times. The Orange Order was allegiance to British and thus Protestant rule most of the violence happened between the ribbon. Men and Orange Order. Non members were largely left out of their feuds but unintended casualties started to pile up as more Irish secret societies cropped up over the years. The common thread between these organisations seems contrary to our understanding of other secret societies. Their mission wasn't some secret plan with unknowable goals. No they made their agendas crystal clear to the authorities and to the public at the end of the day each one essentially acted as an illegal underground semi militarized Labor Union. And when the Molly Maguire's appeared sometime in the early nineteenth century they were no different except that arguably they were the bloodiest of all.
"maguire" Discussed on Secret Societies
"maguire" Discussed on Secret Societies
"The other counted rosary beads a bit of Heaven and a bit of earth and just as final amen escaped. His lips they arrived. Campbell stood to face the men sent to take him to his death but before they could shackle his wrists he slammed his muddy hand against the Cell Wall and issued them a warning that mark of mine will never be wiped out. It will remain forever to shame the county for hanging an innocent man. It was June twenty-first eighteen seventy seven in mock chunk Pennsylvania Campbell was being put to death as a suspected member of the violent secret society by Molly Maguire's as he and the guards exited the jail. He saw a living nightmare. A tall scaffolding stood before him with four nooses swinging in the breeze. The crowd seemed to stretch to the horizon. They were minors wives and children. Nobody spoke a word. Their silence was in honor of those about to die for Alexander Campbell. The walk from the Carbon County prison to the gallows was the first time he'd seen the sun in weeks he felt every ray as it warms his skin and he paid attention because he knew the sensation would last. And it didn't but today you can still find a muddy handprint on the wall of Campbell's sell tries anyone might. They can't seem to erase the curse of the molly. Maguire's.
"maguire" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"There's nothing to see here decided sided that we don't believe that this constitutes a violation of the campaign finance laws and therefore we're not authorizing an investigation the FBI is not authorized sized to investigate any of this any of this so the I can't do it according to the Department of Justice The F. B. I I can't do it because it doesn't meet their threshold that makes him worthy investigation so at this point only this committee and this congress is is in a position to investigate and I want to ask you going to the whistleblower complaint whether you believe these allegations are worthy investigation whistleblower. This blower says I've received information from multiple. US government officials that the president of the United States is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign one country in the two thousand twenty US election you would agree that should be investigated. Would you not chairman the Horse has left the barn. You have all of the information you have the whistle blower complaint you have the letter from the ICI. You have the office of Legal Counsel Opinion Yes but yes we do but would you agree that. If there is a serious and credible investigation that you've read there should be an investigation. I believe that it is a matter to be determined by the Chair uh-huh and this committee well. I'm asking you as a career military officer someone who I greatly respect and I admire your service to the country. Do you believe if there is a credible allegation by a whistle blower corroborated corroborated by apparently multiple. US government officials that the president had states is using the power of his office to solicit into from a foreign country in the twenty twenty election do. Do you believe that should be investigated. I don't believe it who's corroborated by other folks. The whistleblower says that he spoke or she spoke to about a dozen other people all this is second hand information criticizing the whistle blowing but the inspector general took those two weeks as you told us to corroborate that information we don't know which if any of these officials spectra general spoke to and found it credible and you've told us that you have no reason to believe otherwise otherwise am I right. I had no reason to doubt a career inspector general lawyer in his determination on whether or not it was credible that is something for Michael to determine and let me ask you this the whistle blower also says over the past four months more than half a dozen. US officials and for me a various facts related to this effort to seek foreign interference you would agree that we should speak to those half a dozen US officials would you not i. I think that you have all the material that the committee needs and I think it's up to the committee how they think they need to proceed but I'm asking your opinion. It has the head of our intelligence agencies. Did you see my do you think that we should talk to those other people and find out whether the whistle blowers right my responsibility to is to get you the whistle blow a letter that complaint and the information released. I have done my responsibility that is on the shoulders of the legislative branch and this committee. Let me ask you this director. The whistle blower also says I am also concerned that these actions pose risks wchs to US national security and undermine the US government's efforts to deter encounter foreign interference in US elections. You would agree if there's a credible allegation. Along those lines is that we should investigate it. I agree that if there was election interference the complaint is not about election interference. It was about a classified confidential diplomatic conversation involving election interference by the president sought by the president that doesn't take it out of the realm of seeking foreign assistance. It makes it all the more pernicious. Wouldn't you agree. I said they said I don't disagree with the I G ICEES assessment that it was a credible matter. The whistle blower further says namely he the president sought to Ukrainian leader to take actions to help the presence twenty twenty reelection bid. You would agree that that should be investigated not necessarily Sir I mean as far as I was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation No it wasn't just the the Department of Justice concluded that this wouldn't violate the election laws now. No one can understand how they could reach that conclusion after the two years we've been through but nonetheless they didn't authorize the FBI investigate it you would agree. Someone should investigate this wouldn't you. I referred it if I didn't I would not have referred it back to the Justice Department and to the FBI then. I'm glad that we're in agreement. The whistle blower says they told me that there was already discussion ongoing ongoing with waste house lawyers about how to treat the call because of the likelihood in the officials retelling they had witnessed the president abuse his office for Personal Gain. You would agree that. That should be investigated wouldn't you all I know is that that's the allegation right and it's credible and therefore should be investigated right. Well it it again. It is hearsay secondhand second hand information. It should come to this committee for further investigation. Thank you I mean you. Have you have the document. I just wanted to confirm that we're in agreement that you think the committee should investigate it. The whistle blower also says Donald Trump expressed his conviction that the new Ukrainian government will be able to quickly improve Ukraine's image and complete the investigation of corruption cases that have held back cooperation between Ukraine and the United States. This is the list the blower citing the Ukrainian readout. You would agree that if the Ukrainian readout when they're talking about corruption cases is talking about investigating Biden and his son and that is held back the the failure to do that as held back cooperation between the two countries that should be investigated right. That's of a national I don't agree with with any of that. What I did not agree that it should be investigated what I said it was the I complied with my requirement to send you the documents committee and that it is up to the chair ranking member and this committee members to decide what to do with that information position well the chair or the committee to do an investigation to an investing? Oh okay I I find remarkable Kabul. The director of National Intelligence doesn't think credible allegations of someone seeking foreign assistance in a US election should be investigated. let me ask you. This whistle blower further says in the days following the phone call. I learned from multiple. US officials that senior White House officials had intervened to lock down all all the records of the phone call. Do you have any reason to believe that the whistle blowers allegation there is incorrect. I have no idea whether it is correct or incorrect. Someone should find out though right excuse me someone should find out if it's correct shouldn't they. I don't know if that is a incorrect allegation. I mean I just do not know again. That is the work that is the business of the executive branch of the White House and the office of the White House. Corruption is not the business or it shouldn't do you have the White House or anyone entities house. Decides decides to do with their privileged communications and information. I believe is the business of the White House. Do you believe that's true even if that communication involves crime I'm or fraud. I'm sure where there's a there's an exception to any claim of privilege. The privilege can't be used to conceal crime fraud before any crime or fraud or or instances of wrongdoing should be referred to the Justice Department for investigation as a whistle blower further further alleges that White House officials told the whistle blower they were directed by White House lawyers to remove the electric electronic transcript that is of the call from from the computer system in which such transcripts are typically stored will and instead it was loaded into a separate electronic onic system that is used otherwise used to store and handle classified information of especially sensitive nature one lighthouse official described this act as an abuse of metric system. I do not know whether similar measures were taken to restrict access to other records of the call such as contemporaneous handwritten notes doc taken by those who listened we should find out. Shouldn't we chairmanship when I received a letter from Michael Atkinson the twenty sixth of August he concurrently sent a letter to the office of White House counsel asking the White House counsel to control and keep any information that pertained to that phone call on the twenty fifth it was a lengthy letter Michael would be able to address it better but I do believe that the icy I G. I know that the I see I G has sent a letter to the White House counsel requesting that they keep all of that information but you would agree that if there's a credible allegation from this credible whistle the lower that way south officials we're moving these records into a system that was not designed for that purpose in an effort to cover up aw essentially potential misconduct that that ought to be looked into you would agree with that wouldn't you to the best of my knowledge when this allegation nation came forward that's whistleblower complaint on the twelfth of August. I have no idea what the timeline was as far as whether whether or not the White House the National Security Council or anybody involved in that conversation what they did with the transcripts where they put them. I just have absolutely no knowledge nor the timeline of that German. It is not something that would be under a by authority or responsibility. The whistle blower makes a series of allegations nations involving Mr Giuliani cites a report in the New York Times about his planned trip to Ukraine to press the Ukraine government to pursue investigations that would help the president in two thousand twenty reelection bid you would agree that if the president was instructing his personal lawyer to seek again foreign help in a US presidential election that that would be improper. I believe Muller described such efforts to seek foreign assistance as unethical unpatriotic and very possibly criminal. Would you agree with Director Muller that that to seek foreign assistance assistance that way would be unethical unpatriotic and very possibly a violation of law. I believe that Mr Giuliani here's the president's personal lawyer and whatever conversation that the president has with his personal lawyer I would imagine would be by client attorney privilege. I'm in no position to criticize the president of the United States on how he wants to conduct that and I have no knowing of what Mr Giuliani does or does not do. Let me ask you you about the last couple of allegations of the whistleblower I learned from. US officials shows that on fourteen may the president structed vice president pence to cancel his plan travel to crane to attend President Zielinski Inauguration on on twenty may secretary of Energy Rick Perry led the delegation instead according to these officials it was also also made clear to them that the president did not want to meet with Mr Zelinski until he saw house Alinsky quote chose to act quote in office. I do do not know how this guidance was communicated or by whom I also do not know whether this action was connected with the broader understanding described and the unclassified letter that at a meeting or phone call with the president and presence Alinsky would depend on whether it's Alinsky showed the willingness to play ball. Do you know whether Mr Pence vice president pence trip was pulled because of an effort to find out I whether Ukraine was willing to play ball chairmanship. No I do not I have no knowledge of any of that until this information came to me from the I have absolutely no situation awareness no knowledge of any of those facts. Would you agree that if the vice president's trip was cancelled in order to put further pressure on Ukraine to manufacturer dirt on Mr Biden that that would be unethical unpatriotic and potentially a crime. I do not know why the vice president of the United States did not do that. I do know what the allegation was within the whistle blower complaint and I don't know that allegation is accurate or not Mr Chairman finally the whistle blower says on July eighteen gene and office of Management and budget official informed departments and agencies that the president earlier that.
"maguire" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"He's asking the president. UK Crane to investigate a former vice president of the United States does that qualify as an intelligence matter that the CIA would want to know how the conversation was by the president to the the president of Ukraine. Is You know and is his. I am not a Mr McGuire I understand but that cannot be that cannot be an ultimate shield against against transparency. It can't be an ultimate shield against accountability. The president is not above the law. One thing that you haven't told us is if if if your office this or the Inspector General is not able to investigate then who is able to investigate a congressman Castro once again serve as I mentioned several times so far although although it did not come to the committee the complaint was referred to the Judicial Department for Criminal Investigation. This was not swept under the rug. I have one more question Russian for you. Why did your office think you should appeal the determination about quote unquote urgent concern to Doj that has never been done under four? It's never been done before. This is unprecedented in that in the past. There has never been a matter that the inspector general has has investigated that did not involve a member of the intelligence community or an organization that the director of National One last point I would make with respect to to you keep saying the president is not part of intelligence community. I believe he is the president you agree has the ability to declassify any single intelligence document degree. That's true and the president has original classification authority. How then how is that person outside of the intelligence community? Excuse me he's the president of the United States above the entire executive branch. Thank you thank you congressman Mr Ratcliffe Chairman Admiral good to see you again. Sir You served in the Navy thirty six years commanded seal team too and you retired as vice admiral of the navy correct that's correct congressman and despite the fact that after after that service you became acting deny twenty three days after the trump is Alinsky call and four days after the whistle blower made in his or her complaint you were subpoenaed before this committee after being publicly accused of committing a crime correct yes congressman Congressman Chairmanship let on September thirteenth accusing you of being part of an quote unlawful cover up and then the speaker of the House took it one step further she went on national TV TV and said not once but twice that you broke the law that you committed a crime she said the acting director of national intelligence blocked him meaning the I g from disclosing the whistle blower complaints. This is a violation of the law uh publicly accused of committing crimes. You're also falsely accused of committing a crime as you have so accurately related you required to follow not just an opinion what the law is the opinion from the Justice Department and eleven page opinion about whether or not you were required by law to report report the whistleblower complaint correct that's correct congressmen and that and that opinion says the question is whether such a complaint plaint falls within the statutory definition of urgent concern that the law requires the DNA to forward to the intelligence committee. We conclude that it does not read that accurately you better have that's an opinion not from bill bar. That's an opinion from the Department of Justice Ethics lawyers not political appointees appointees but career officials serve Republicans and Democrats the ethics lawyers at the Department of Justice that determined that you did follow the law so you were publicly publicly accused. You're also falsely accused and yet here today. I haven't heard anything close to an apology for that. Welcome to the House of Representatives with Democrats Kratz in charge. Let me turn to the matter that we're here for a lot of talk about this. Whistle blower complaint question is at this point given what we have. Why all the focus on this whistleblower? The best evidence of what president trump said to President Zielinski sqi is a transcript of what president trump said to presidents alinsky casting aspersions on the whistle blowers good faith or their intent but a second hand account of something someone didn't hear isn't as good as the best evidence of what was actually said and to that point despite good faith faith the whistle blower is in fact wrong in numerous respects. I know everyone's not gonNa have time to read the whistle blowers complaint but whistleblower says that I am deeply concerned talking about the president that there was a serious or flagrant problem abuse violation of law was a lower then goes goes on to say I was not a direct witness to the events described however I found my colleagues accounts of this to be credible and then talking about those accounts of which this whistle blower complaint is based on whistle blower tells us the officials that I spoke with told me and I was told that and I learned from multiple. US officials that and White House officials told me that and I also learned learned from multiple US officials that in other words all of this is second hand information. None of it is first hand information the whistle blower then goes on to cite additional sources besides those secondhand information those sources happened to include mainstream media the sources that the whistle blower basis complaints on include include the Washington Post The New York Times politico the hill Bloomberg ABC News and others in other words much like the steele dossier the allegations in the whistle blowers complaints are based on third hand mainstream media sources rather than first hand information the whistle blower also peers to alleged crimes not just against the president but says with regard to this scheme to solicit interference from a foreign the country in the two thousand election that quote the president's personal lawyer Mr Rudolph Giuliani is a central figure in this effort and Attorney General Roll Bar appears to be involved as well but buried in a footnote a couple of pages later couple of pages later. It was a lower admits. I do not know the extent to which rich if at all Mr Giuliani is directly coordinating his efforts on Ukraine with Attorney General Bar Attorney General does because because he issued a statement yesterday saying there was no involvement. My point in all of this is again. The transcript is the best evidence of what we have and so that the American people are very clear what that transcript relates is legal communications. The United States is allowed to solicit help from my foreign born government in an ongoing criminal investigation which is exactly what president trump did in that conversation so if the Democrats are intent on impeaching the president isn't for lawful conduct then be my guest you'll back. Thank you congressman backcloth. Mr Thank you Mr Chairman Director. Thank thank you for being here. Sir Thank you very much for your service. I want to step back a little bit and kind of put it into perspective. I think what's at stake here obviously yesterday the White House released the transcript of July twenty fifth conversation between President Trump and president was Alinsky and we now know that this phone call was indeed a part of the whistleblower complaint yesterday the chair at a press conference characterize the president's AH conversation in that call as shakedown of the Ukrainian leader was not suggesting that it was a shakedown for either information or money but instead it was a shakedown for help to win a presidential election which is coming up next year so now let's fast rewind to May seventh breath of this year when FBI Director Christopher Ray testify before the United States Senate that and I'm quoting now any public official or member of any campaign should immediately report to the FBI any conversations with foreign actors about quote influencing or interfering with our election director rate is of course the top cop and the United States of America. You agree three with director Ray. Do you not Sir Congressman Heck. I do not disagree with directory and is at the same thing as you agree with him. Sir Are you yes okay. Let's let me go on it fast forward it was referred to the FBI let me fast forward this was referred referred to the FBI by the president who actually engaged in the conversation the job no it was not let me fast forward to June thirteenth when that's five weeks in advance of that when the chair of the Federal Elections Commission made the following statement follow me please let me make something one hundred percent clear the American public in anyone running for public office it is illegal for any person to accept solicit or receive anything of value from foreign national in connection with the US election. This is not a novel concept election. Intervention Venture from foreign governments has been considered unacceptable since the beginnings of our nation. Do you agree with the F. E. C. Chair doc wine tribe Mr Director. I agree that our elections are sacred and we any interference from an outside source which is is not what we wanted to solicit or accept. It is illegal. I don't know about that. I'm not a lawyer sure. I don't mean to be evasive but I think it is okay for public official to solicit or maybe okay you do not know the law in this regard you think it may be okay for a candidate candidate or elected official to solicit foreign interference in our election. I cannot believe you're saying that you're not really saying that right. I'm not saying that Congressman Heck at all so so we should note that the chair was prompted to say this because it was just literally literally the day before that the president neither night states sat at the resolute desk in the most iconic room in the United States the Oval Office instead that FBI Director Ray Ray was wrong. You're obviously disagreeing with that. He also said that he'd be he would consider accepting foreign help and of course yesterday we learned the president did in fact did in fact do exactly that solicited that help director whether it's this president or any president. Do you believe it is okay for the president of the United States to pressure a foreign country into helping him or her winning election congressman heck. I believe that no one is above the law and we've discussed what we think applies to the law so it is illegal solicit no. I can't answer that against her. I can't reconcile your two statements. Is it okay for a president to pressure any president to pressure a foreign government for help to win an election. It is unwarranted. It is unwelcome. It is bad for the nation to have outside interference. It's any foreign incur- and by extension it would be equally unacceptable to extort that assistance as well and I mean all I know is that I have the transcripts as you have. I have the whistleblower complaint as you have and I wasn't referring to the whistle blower complain but if any president were to do this and I accept your answer. I think it's BioNIC unacceptable the ball director this year. I think it's wrong. I think we all know it. I think we were taught this at a very young age and there's a voice within most of us unfortunately evidently gently not all of us that suggest that it is wrong. It is illegal. It is wrong and I think you serve with that. You'll back but congressman..
"maguire" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"For preventing election interference election interference interference by a foreign government congressman election interfere. I hope you know this answer is yes or no are you responsible for preventing election interference by by collection interference is already intelligence community. Is it your priority though yes it is okay so this complaint also alleges a AH shakedown with a foreign government by the United States president involving a rogue actors. Mr Quickly pointed out who has no clearance no authority under the United States and an effort by the White House to move the transcript of this call to a secret system. Is that right that's at least what's alleged congressman. I believe that Alexa security is my most fundamental priority. However this complaint focused on a conversation by the president with another foreign leader not election security you'll back thank you thank congressman and if that conversation involve the president the requesting help in the form of intervention in our election is that not an issue of interference in our election chairman once again this was sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to understand that but but you're not suggesting are you that the president is somehow immune soon from the laws that preclude a US person from seeking foreign helping the US election? Are you what I am saying Chairman Chef is that no one none us is above the law in this country Mr Jordan thank chairman animals pleasure to be here with you. I tell all my friends all the time that I've I've gotten more surveillance as a member of Congress and I did as an undercover officer and the CIA and I think you've gotten more arrows shot at you you know since you've been deny then you did in your almost four decades on the battlefield a specific question the letter that's contained in the whistle blower package. It's actually dated August twelfth and I recognize this may be a better question to be asking the icy that letter is dated August twelfth and it's to the chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence into the chairman of this committee. Do you know if the whistle blower provided that letter to those two chairman concurrently Lee with the I know congressman as I said earlier I believe that the whistle blower and the icy I g acted in good faith. Faith followed the law every step of the way good good good copy we we've talked about the way the law on the whistle blower statute is says says you shall share if it's decided to be an urgent concern however best practices has always been onto share regardless of whether that surge concern on do you see any reason a negative impact on the intelligence community if that legislation was changed to say a all whistle blower complaints should be shared with with the committees that that's correct and in addition to that Congressman I mean let's just say the allegation was made against a member member of this committee members of this committee although you are in the intelligence committee are not members of the intelligence community and as the deny I have no authority authority or responsibility over this committee but but my question is do you think that if every whistle blower complaints that was brought to the intelligence dilligence community inspector general was always shared with this committee with that have any impact on intelligence equities and I ask because I don't know why why when the statute was written that didn't say all should be shared rather than only urgent concern in my question to you as the head of the intelligence community. Do you think if we change that law aw would it have impact on intelligence equities. I don't think that law could be changed to cover all things that might possibly happen. I think we have a good law. I think it is well written. However is they said Congressman? This is unprecedented and this is a unique situation why this one is this why we're sitting. We got this morning sure and I hope we're not in this position again. however we do find ourselves in this position again. I WanNa make sure that there's not any uncertainty in win. Information should will be cherished. This committee was the Odeon I or under you or under your predecessor aware of an NBA decision to suspend Ukrainian aid read as was alleged in this complaint as far as I'm concerned personally congressman. No I have no knowledge of that and I am unaware if anybody buddy within the Odeon I is aware of that. I just don't know the answer to that. When the and I apologize for a lot of these legal questions that may be best directed at somebody else but I feel like you have a perspective windows oil see office of legislative aw Legal Counsel Legal Counsel gives me a guidance override laws passed by Congress? The office of Legal Counsel Does Not override override laws passed by Congress. What it does is it passes legal opinion for those of us who are in the executive branch and the office of Legal Counsel so legal opinion is binding to everyone within the executive branch good copy and two final questions and I'm asking them together to give you the time to answer? I answer them. Both what is your assessment of how intelligence operations in general are going to be impacted by this latest this episode and when I say episode I'm referring to the the media circus the political circus the technical issues that are related to this whistle blower revelation. You alluded to it in some of your previous questions but I I would. I would like your your assessment of how this could impact intelligence since operations in the future and I do believe this is your first time testifying to Congress in your position her right and I would welcome in the end. I know this is off a little off topic. What do you see our greatest challenges threats to this country as the director of National Intelligence? Well let me answer the part of that. I think that the the greatest challenge that we face is not necessarily from kinetic strike or with Russia or China or Iran or North Korea. I think the greatest challenge that we do have is to make sure that we maintain the integrity of our election system we know right now. There are foreign powers who were trying to get us to questioned the validity on whether or not our law our elections are valid so first and foremost I think the protecting the sanctity of our election within the United States whether it'd be national city state local is perhaps the most important job that we have with the intelligence community outside of that we do face significant threats. I'd say number one is not necessarily Connecticut but cyber. This is a cyber we talk about whether or not the great competition is taking place with Russia and China and we are you know building ships and weapons to do that but in my estimation the great competition with these countries is taking place right right now and is doing that in the cyber animal. My time is running out the broader implications on intelligence operations of this current whistle blowers situation. I'll I will tell you in light of this. I clearly have a lot of work as the leader of this community to do to reassure my to reassure that that the intelligence community that in fact you know that we have totally committed to the whistleblower program and I'm absolutely absolutely committed to protecting the anonymity of this individual as well as making sure that Michael Atkinson who is our. ICI continues to be able to do his this job unfeted but I think that with that I certainly have to be proactive in my communications with my team Mr Chairman. I you back to time. I may not have have Miss Castro. Thank you chairman. Thank you director McGuire for your testimony. Today I want to say thank you also to the whistle blower for having the courage the bravery to come forward on behalf of the nation thank you to Mr Atkinson also the inspector general for his courage in coming forward to Congress you mentioned that you believe that the whistle blowers report is is credible. The whistle blowers credible that the whistle blower acted in good faith. You've had a chance now as we we have and I believe the American people have had an opportunity to review both the whistleblower complaint and the transcript that was released of the phone call between the president of the United States and the present is in the Ukraine. You've read both documents now haven't you yes congressman. Would you say that the whistle blowers complaint is remarkably consistent with the transcript script that was released. I would say that the whistle blowers complain is in alignment with what was released yesterday by the President Okay I. I want to read you a quick section of both to underscore exactly how accurate and consistent this complaint is on page two of of the whistle blowers complain the whistle blower says according to the White House officials who had direct knowledge of the call the president pressured misters Alinsky Sqi two and then there's a few bullet points the first one says initiate or continue an investigation into the activities of former Vice President Joseph Biden and his son Hunter Biden and the third bullet point meet or speak with two people the president named explicitly as his personal envoys on these matters Mr Giuliani and attorney attorney general bar to whom the President Referred Multiple Times intend in the transcript that was released on page four of the first paragraph off into what looks like the third sentence president trump says the former ambassador from the United United States the woman was bad news and the people she was dealing with in the Ukraine. Were bad news so I just want to let you know that the other thing there's a lot of talk talk about Biden's son that Biden Stop the prosecution and a lot of people wanna find out about that so whatever you can do with the attorney general would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution etc.. Do you have reason to doubt what the whistleblowers brought forward getting back into Michael Atkinson's determination on whether or not was credible or urgent concern as deny it is not my place to ensure that it is credible that is the ice. Cigna job as the inspector he has determined that is credible. My only trouble was that in fact it involves someone who is not in the intelligence community or in an organization under which I have authority and responsibility outside the Director Mcguire you agree that it involved intelligence matters it involved an issue of election interference it involved an investigation of us us persons including a former vice president if you had knowledge or the CIA had knowledge that a government was going to investigate or drum up an investigation against a former vice president with that not class that wouldn't qualifies an intelligence matter. Would that qualifies an intelligence matter yes or no it well. I don't mean to say it's a hypothetical question sir. I don't think it's hyper well. That's that's exactly what's in the transcript. That's what he's asking for what the complaint the complaint but that's what the president is asking the president of Ukraine to do. He's asking the president. UK Crane to investigate a former vice president of the United States does that qualify as an intelligence matter that the CIA would want to know how the conversation was by the president to the the president of Ukraine. Is You know and is his. I am not a Mr McGuire I understand but that cannot be that cannot be an ultimate shield against against transparency. It can't be an ultimate shield against accountability. The president is not above the law. One thing that you haven't told us is if if your office this or the Inspector General is not able to investigate then who is able to investigate a congressman Castro once again serve as I mentioned several times so far although although it did not come to the committee the complaint was referred to judicial department for Criminal Investigation this was not swept under the rug. I have one more question Russian for you. Why did your office think you should appeal the determination about quote unquote urgent concern to Doj that has never been done under four? It's never been done before. This is unprecedented in that in the past. There has never been a matter that the inspector general has has investigated that did not involve a member of the intelligence community or an organization that the director of National One last point I would make with respect to to you keep saying the president is not part of intelligence community. I believe he is the president you agree has the ability to declassify any single intelligence document degree. That's true and the president has original classification authority. How then how is that person outside of the intelligence community? Excuse me he's the president of the United States above the entire executive branch. Thank you thank you congressman Mr Ratcliffe Chairman Admiral good to see it just she against her you served in the navy thirty six years commanded seal team too and you retired as vice admiral of the navy correct that's correct congressman and despite the fact that after after that service you became acting deny twenty three days after the trump is Alinsky call and four days after the whistle blower made in his or her complaint you were subpoenaed before this committee after being publicly accused of committing a crime correct yes congressman Congressman Chairmanship let on September thirteenth accusing you of being part of an quote unlawful cover up and then the speaker of the House took it one step further she went on national TV TV and said not once but twice that you broke the law that.
"maguire" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"It can only be given away if every action meets those criteria you will always be a person person of integrity and my nearly four decades of public service by integrity has never been questioned until now I'm here today to unequivocally state that is acting deny I will continue the same faithful and nonpartisan support and amounted that adheres to the constitution and the laws of this great country as long as I serve in this position for whatever period of time that may be I wanNA make it clear that I have upheld my responsibility to follow the law every every step of the way in the matter that is before us today I went to also state my support for whistle blower and rights and the laws whistle blowing flowing has a long history in our country dating back to the Continental Congress. This is not surprising because as a nation we desire for good government therefore for we must protect those demonstrate courage to report alleged wrongdoing whether on the battlefield or in the workplace indeed at the start of ethics trading the executive branch ear we are reminded that public service is a public trust and as public servants we have a solemn responsibility ability to do what's right which includes reporting concerns of waste fraud and abused and bringing such matters to the attention of Congress under the Intelligence Community Wissel Blower Protection Act. I applaud all employees who come forward under this act. I am committed to ensuring that always a blower complaints are handled appropriately and to protecting the rights of whistle blowers in this case the complainant raised the matter with the intelligence community inspector general the inspector affected general is properly protecting the complaints identity and will not permit the complain to be subject to any retaliation or adverse consequences for communicating the complaint the Inspector General upholding the integrity of the intelligence community and the workforce is my number one priority throughout my career relied on the men and women of the intelligence community to do their jobs so I could do mine and I can personally attest that their efforts saved lives. I would now like to turn to the complaint and provided general background on how we got to where we are today. On August twenty six the inspector general forwarded to play to me for an employee in the intelligence community the inspector general stated that the plate raised an urgent concern a legally defined find term under whistleblower protection act that has been discussed at length and our letters to the committee on September sixteen and Seventeen before I turn to the discussion about about whether the complaint meets the definition of urgent concern. Are I want to talk about an even more fundamental issue upon reviewing the complaint we were immediately struck by the fact that many of the allegations of the complaint are based on a conversation between the president and another foreign leader such calls are typically typically subject to executive privilege as a result we consulted with the White House counsel's office and we're advised that the information that complaint was in fact and subject to executive privilege a privilege that I do not have the authority to waive because of that we were unable to immediately share the details of the complaint with this committee but continued to consult with the White House counsels in an effort to do so yesterday the president released the transcripts transcripts of the call in question and therefore we are now able to disclose the details both complaint and the inspector general's letter transmitting to us as a result I have provided the House and Senate intelligence committees with the full unredacted complaint as well as the expected journals letter..
"maguire" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"The current hysteria has something else in common with the Russia hoax back then they accuse the trump campaign of colluding with Russians when the Democrats themselves were colluding with Russians and preparing still dossier today they accused accused the president of pressuring Ukrainians to take actions that would help himself or hurt is a political opponents and yet there are numerous examples apple's of Democrats doing the exact same thing. Joe Biden bragged that he extorted the Ukrainians into firing a prosecutor who happened to be investigating Biden's own son three Democratic senators wrote a letter pressuring Ukrainian General Prosecutor to reopen in the investigation into former trump campaign officials another democratic senator went to Ukraine and pressured the Ukrainian president not to investigate corruption allegations on involving Joe Biden's son according to Ukrainian officials the Democratic National Committee contractor Alexander Alexandra to Lupu aw tried to get Ukrainian officials to provide dirt on trump associates and try to get the former Ukrainian president to comment publicly on alleged ties to Russia Russia Ukraine officials Sir Hey Shinko was a source for Nellie or wife of Department of Justice official Bruce Moore as she worked on the anti-trump operation conducted by fusion. GPS and funded by the Democrats and of course Democrats Democrats on this very committee negotiated with people who they thought were Ukrainians in order to obtain nude pictures of trump people can reasonably ask why the Democrats are so determined to impeach president when in just a year they'll have a chance in fact act one democratic congressman. One of the first to call for trump's impeachment gave us the answer when he said quote. I'm concerned that if we don't impeach the President Uh he will get reelected unquote winning elections is hard and when you compete you have no guarantee you'll win but the American people do have a say in this and they made their voices heard in the last presidential election this latest gambit by the Democrats crafts to overturn the People's mandate is unhinged and dangerous they should in the entire dishonest protests spectacle oh and get back to work to solving problems. which is what every member of this committee was sent here to do judging by today's charade the chances of that happening anytime soon are zero to none are you'll back? I think the gentleman director would do you rise for the oath and raise your right hand. You saw swear or firm that the testimony will give today shall be the truth truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help you out like you may be seated. The record will reflect the witness has been duly sworn director McGuire fire. Would you agree that the whistle blower complained alleged serious wrongdoing by the president of the United States Mr Chairman the whistle blower. Actually I apologize director. Let me recognize you for your opening statement. uh-huh and you may take as much time as you need. Thank you very much the chairman German chef ranking women donors and members members of the committee good morning. I'd like to begin by thanking the chairman and the Committee for agreeing to postpone this hearing for one week this provided sufficient in time to allow the executive branch to successfully complete its consultations regarding how to accommodate the committee's request Mr Chairman. I've told you this us on several occasions and I would like to say this publicly. I respect you. I respect this committee and I welcome and take seriously the committee's ladies oversight role during my confirmation process to be the director of the National Terrorism Center. I told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that Congressional Oversight Recite of the intelligence activities is critical and it's essential to successful operations with the intelligence community having served as the director to the National Counterterrorism Center for eight months and as the acting director of National Intelligence for the past six weeks I continue to believe strongly that the role of congressional oversight as I pledged to the Senate I pledge to you today that I will continue to work closely with Congress while I'm serving either in in this capacity as acting director of national counterterrorism or when I return to the National Counterterrorism Center to ensure you a fully and currently informed of intelligence activities to facilitate your ability to perform your oversight of the intelligence community the American people expect us else to keep them safe. The intelligence community cannot do that without this committee support before I turn to the matter of hand and there are a few things I would like to say I am not partisan and I am not political. I believe in a life of service and and I'm honored to be a public servant. I served under eight presidence while I was in uniform. I have taken the oath to the constitution eleven eleven times the first time when I was wanted to the United States Navy nineteen seventy four and nine times my subsequent promotions in the United States Navy most recently former director Dan Coats administered the oath of office last December when I became the director of the National Counterterrorism Center I agree with you. The oath is sacred. It's a foundation of our Constitution. The oath to me means not only that I swear true faith and allegiance is to that secret document but more importantly I view it as a covenant. I have with my workforce that I lead and every American that yeah well and faithfully discharge the duties of my office I come from a long line of public servants who stepped forward even the most difficult times steer times to support and defend our country. When I took my uniform off in July of two thousand and ten it was the first time in seventy years that an immediate member of my family was not wearing the cloth of the nation as a naval special warfare officer? I had the honour of commanding at every level in the community. It was at times very demanding but the rewards of serving in America's special operations community more than make up for the demands. Uh after my retirement I was fortunate to work for a great private sector firm. I left the business world after three years to lead a nonprofit charity already some question why would leave promising business career to run a charity. The answer was quite simple. It was another opportunity to serve. I let it foundation dedicated to honoring the sacrifice of our fallen and severely wounded special operators that foundation led enabled hundreds of children are falling falling to attend college. It was extremely meaningful and rewarding in the winter of two thousand eighteen. I was asked by former director Dan Coach to return government service to lead the National Counterterrorism Center. This request was totally unexpected and was not a physician. I saw it but then again it was another opportunity to serve my country in particular I knew that many of the young sailors junior officers that I had trained twenty years earlier when now senior combat veterans deploying and still sacrificing I decided that they could continue to serve returning to government service was the very least least I could do and now here. I am sitting before you as the director of National Intelligence with last month's departure partner of Dan Coats and Sue Gordon to exceptional leaders and friends. I was asked to step into their very big shoes and lead the intelligence community entity until the president nominates and the Senate confirms the next director of National Intelligence. I accepted this responsibility because I love this country. I have a deep deep and profound respect for the men and women of our intelligence.
"maguire" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"The current hysteria has something else in common with the Russia hoax back then they accuse the trump campaign of colluding with Russians when the Democrats themselves were colluding with Russians and preparing still dossier today they accused accused the president of pressuring Ukrainians to take actions that would help himself or hurt is a political opponents and yet there are numerous examples samples of Democrats doing the exact same thing. Joe Biden bragged that he extorted the Ukrainians into firing a prosecutor who happened to be investigating Biden's own son three Democratic senators wrote a letter pressuring Ukrainian General Prosecutor to reopen in the investigation into former trump campaign officials another democratic senator went to Ukraine and pressured the Ukrainian president not to investigate corruption allegations on involving Joe Biden's son according to Ukrainian officials the Democratic National Committee contractor Alexander Alexandra Chalupa UH tried to get Ukrainian officials to provide dirt on trump associates and try to get the former Ukrainian president to comment publicly on alleged ties to Russia Russia Ukraine officials Sir Hey Shinko was a source for Nellie or wife of Department of Justice official Bruce Moore as she worked on the anti-trump operation conducted by fusion. GPS and funded by the Democrats and of course Democrats Democrats on this very committee negotiated with people who they thought were Ukrainians in order to obtain nude pictures of trump people can reasonably ask why the Democrats are so determined to impeach president when in just a year they'll have a chance in fact act one democratic congressman. One of the first to call for trump's impeachment gave us the answer when he said quote. I'm concerned that if we don't impeach the President Uh he will get reelected unquote winning elections is hard and when you compete you have no guarantee you'll win but the American people do have a say in this and they made their voices heard in the last presidential election this latest gambit by the Democrats crafts to overturn the People's mandate is unhinged and dangerous they should in the entire dishonest protests spectacle oh and get back to work to solving problems. which is what every member of this committee was sent here to do judging by today's charade the chances of that happening anytime soon are zero to none are you'll back? I think the gentleman director would do you rise for the oath and raise your right hand. You saw swear or firm that the testimony will give today shall be the truth truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help you out like you may be seated. The record will reflect the witness has been duly sworn director McGuire fire. Would you agree that the whistle blower complained alleged serious wrongdoing by the president of the United States Mr Chairman the whistle blower. Actually I apologize director. Let me recognize you for your opening statement. uh-huh and you may take as much time as you need. Thank you very much chairman German chef ranking them in Dune years and members members of the committee good morning. I'd like to begin by thanking the chairman and the Committee for agreeing to postpone this hearing for one week this provided sufficient in time to allow the executive branch to successfully complete its consultations regarding how to accommodate the committee's request Mr Chairman. I've told you this us on several occasions and I would like to say this publicly. I respect you. I respect this committee and I welcome and take seriously the committee's ladies oversight role during my confirmation process to be the director of the National Terrorism Center. I told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that Congressional Oversight Recite of the intelligence activities is critical and it's essential to successful operations with the intelligence community having served as the director to the National Counterterrorism Center for eight months and as the acting director of National Intelligence for the past six weeks I continue to believe strongly that the role of congressional oversight as I pledged to the Senate I pledge to you today that I will continue to work closely with Congress while I'm serving either in in this capacity as acting director of national counterterrorism or when I return to the National Counterterrorism Center to ensure you a fully and currently informed of intelligence activities to facilitate your ability to perform your oversight of the intelligence community the American people expect us else to keep them safe. The intelligence community cannot do that without this committee support before I turn to the matter of hand and there are a few things I would like to say I am not partisan and I am not political. I believe in a life of service and and I'm honored to be a public servant. I served under eight presidence while I was in uniform. I have taken the oath to the constitution eleven eleven times the first time when I was wanted to the United States Navy nineteen seventy four and nine times my subsequent promotions in the United States Navy most recently former director Dan Coats administered the oath of office last December when I became the director of the National Counterterrorism Center I agree with you. The oath is sacred. It's a foundation of our Constitution. The oath to me means not only that I swear true faith and allegiance into that sacred document but more importantly I view it as a covenant I have with my workforce that I lead and every American that yeah well and faithfully discharge the duties of my office I come from a long line of public servants who stepped forward even the most difficult times steer times to support and defend our country. When I took my uniform off in July of two thousand and ten it was the first time in seventy years that an immediate member of my family was not wearing the cloth of the nation as a naval special warfare officer? I had the honour of commanding at every level in the community. It was at times very demanding but the rewards of serving in America's special operations community more than make up for the demands. Uh after my retirement I was fortunate to work for a great private sector firm. I left the business world after three years to lead a nonprofit charity already some question why would leave promising business career to run a charity. The answer was quite simple. It was another opportunity to serve. I let it foundation dedicated to honoring the sacrifice of our fallen and severely wounded special operators that foundation led enabled hundreds of children are falling falling to attend college. It was extremely meaningful and rewarding in the winter of two thousand eighteen. I was asked by former director Dan Coach to return government service to lead the National Counterterrorism Center. This request was totally unexpected and was not a physician. I saw it but then again it was another opportunity to serve my country in particular I knew that many of the young sailors junior officers that I had trained twenty years earlier when now senior combat veterans deploying and still sacrificing I decided that they could continue to serve returning to government service was the very least least I could do and now here. I am sitting before you as the director of National Intelligence with last month's departure partner of Dan Coats and Sue Gordon to exceptional leaders and friends. I was asked to step into their very big shoes and lead the intelligence community entity until the president nominates and the Senate confirms the next director of National Intelligence. I accepted this responsibility because I love this.
"maguire" Discussed on Pop Culturing
"The way he does it in the movie is perfect but yeah that didn't that didn't catch fire people didn't talk about that they just said show me the money not quite I think I might have the candy kid is talking to him about his dad getting his fifth concussion and he just has a complete disregard so I think he wasn't ours assist when the movie began take a break down or something at some point I don't know feel like he had some serious personal issues that he has since come out of Oh and act yeah and he was perfect perfect now known it was Jennifer Aniston I know which one you're talking in Kevin Bacon and that is in it and came here to let you go pardon came here to fire you jerry it's an uncomfortable moment say the least and I think Bob Sugar getting kind of get a kick out of it because Jerry's not at the agency then Bob sugars probably right Jerry it oh yeah so upon his departure Jayme bob sugar moves moves up exactly so he's you know that's an interesting so basically Jerry has enough love and intimate relationship because some of my favorite scenes are really simple ones were he and rod or walking and having conversations and rod is being a good friend asking him good questions and they're being super honest with each other that's intimacy Jerry think about like let's go back a scene at the very beginning remember when he's sitting on the plane and he's having that conversation with Ali Wentworth you know it's the plane seen where Rene Zellweger's coach and he's in first class and he's talking to Allie Wentworth who we found out that Courtney love tried to be that oil that's right yeah and she allie went with got it but he's talking and he's telling the story and it's so nice genuine the way he's telling the story Oh yeah he's a showman he's a showman but his conversations with rod are real do you have do you have a good okay going spires people that is not what inspires people showed play the game play it from your heart and you know what I will show you the quantity and that's the truth man that's the truth can you handle it just a question between France oh and when they call you shrimp I'm the one who defends you I wanna be friends who quit using that word clock that's my word you know what I'm all heart motherfucker now that's not really the best the fall of the friendship but I'll tell you something true about that there's an authenticity yes in what Tom What Jerry Maguire is saying to Rod Tidwell Dan because it's easier just to kind of just be surfacing and they find themselves in this like relationship where they can hold a mere up to one another uh-huh because Rod Tidwell does this four Jerry Maguire in his marriage he's like you're not in love with her what are you doing you've got to be honest with her so that's it what I want my friendships with other guys like can we have authentic conversations where we're not just like appeasing each other we're actually lovingly a holding up a mirror to them and say this is what I see you might need to look at this shoplifted the Pootie I did not show the Pootie so in with that said did you do you remember the first time you saw no okay see I do and I did don't feel the Dorothy Jerry love but it wasn't at the point well I didn't it's funny because listening to Cameron Crowe talk about it last night he's like Oh this was the moment where I was like you guys are a couple and this I'm like I didn't never a couple the very end if you think about it totally like even the scene where they go to dinner at the Mexican restaurant I feel it's so forced and again that's good screenwriting and everything 'cause you're supposed to realize that Dorothy is trying to they're both trying to get something you're getting a need met but it's not the most she's a single mom who's looking for a partner was somebody who can help her raise this young man and just be in partnership herself and she is but even like what she says vitamin the kitchen where she's like I love him for the man that he is the man who he almost who he almost what is she doesn't say for the man he is can you do you have that Clark and try to find because that's the thing is the way she said it it's kind of like saying I'm in love with this person's potential like what about right now do you love this person right now and again masterful screenwriting because what they're trying to say to us is that both trying to make something out of something that isn't there quite yet I don't know if this is going to want to try manager from people when they're hanging onto the bottom rung but maybe I am taking advantage does that make me a bad person All I know is that I found someone in popular and charming and not so nice man he died okay so why should I let this guy go why when everything in my body says that this one is though one take it easy all right I was just looking for a few funding tales that's why didn't you say so I don't know if you're interested in this one little detail awesome but I was just tell you I love him I do I love him I love him I don't care what you think I love him for the for the man he wants to be and I love him for the man that he almost is I love him she loves him for the man he wants to be and for the man he almost sounds like he's not ready yet it sounds like he's not the man and he's not who she wants him to be at this moment he's in love with the possibility of him which is a very not goes ep are on but I think a lot of women try to hook up or connect or marry a man and see that and they take it they they take responsibility for trying to fix is this man when men do that too don't you think there are men who have courses are of course there are I think that there's a lot you know Bill I was one of those immature guys and I think a lot of women try to grow their husbands up very quickly and the husband's not on board it's not going to happen or so they're not married yet yes so basically what you're saying is people fall in love there a couple maybe they're concerned doing what's our next move and whether or not she's going to marry this guy not based on who he is right now right based upon who he could possibly be that's there's nothing wrong with it but it's also dangerous well it can be dangerous in there's many specifics of people I know specifically who I could speak to there was red flags and danger but also sometimes there's a role of the dice todd because when you when you and I got together you were not know who you are now and I remember we're in my apartment and you long story but I was GONNA bite one of my buddies to move in because my other buddy had moved out and it was if if anybody else we're looking at our situation it would be very obvious to that person that it's time for us to consider moving in together we're married yeah we're yeah we're in our late twenties we've been together for a few years and then I had this great idea of biting Mardi to be my roommate and you're like era Mayan this equation and if you didn't say that if you did not stand up and say listen this isn't GonNa work if Marty my live with you for three more years where am I in this equation so I'm Kinda like your flip-flopping swapping what I said before and you know just like we see on the CPR it's everything's it works well and that's the thing is because in this movie it's very obvious that they are not meeting each other on a genuine level his relationship with rod is more genuine than his relationship with Dorothy there's a lot of like still kinda salesman ish with dorothy she's still hoping for something and you know so that situation or in a relationship where it's like well I don't really love him now but maybe I love him later that's dangerous but if you're in a situation or in a relationship with someone who like I know that we have a genuine love each other but this person is not considering me in their plans then I hope you're speaking up to the reason that I think you could hear that in the moment or a few days later however long it took you is we did have a genuine relationship like you weren't like Oh no you're just my girlfriend I've never considering US I knew that I needed to kick in the air so there to your point tied you just said this we talk about this a lot on parenting radio by the way if you didn't know most people do but we have a podcast called send parenting radio where we talk about relationships and self awareness and and some pop culture about five hundred more episodes of that than of of what we've been doing it for nine years so but you know it is nuance there is no like if a guy has done exactly what you want him to do yet he's going to be a loser because there's also scenarios that the guy looked pretty darn good and acted very genuine and found out who he was exact or he did you go he was doing fine and then it didn't go the right way five years later like we can't guarantee anything that's why it makes me nervous we have three daughters and whoever partner up with there's no guarantee it's all a roll the dice it is and even at the end of this movie one of the things that was mentioned in the watching that we did last night is that win win the movie ends you don't know if rod is going to be able to sustain the career.
"maguire" Discussed on The Rewatchables
"While the to the rewatta balls were brought to you by sea geek are presenting sponsor for the bill simmons podcast as well as the easiest way to shop for the best tickets thanks to their revolutionary grading system download the seekie gap today or go right to seek dot com this is a podcast the chris run i did for the sports movie hall of fame it's a sports hall of famer no question jerry maguire but also it's it's a reaction was hall of famer to when we did the voting we were surprised by how many uh how many votes jerry maguire style a gap by aircract staff so this is the first sports movie hall of famer that we did that also cracks the re watchable hall of fame we've thrown that into this free watchable feed that we are relaunching so here we go me and chris ryan talking about jerry maguire so this is the world and they're almost six billion people like when i was a kid there were three it's hard to keep up their that's better that's america see america's still sets the tone for the world we are celebrating the twentieth anniversary of german wearing without there's a clear line in the sand between everything that happened before 96th and everything after and this was the first sports movie of its of its kind that was a just the traditional rocky script yeah we we saw there are other ones that weren't exactly the church script this is like a movie that is set in sports but isn't a sports movie yeah you don't get it you get some movies like slap shot in the years before that it over the decades before that that are about lesser plus popular sports or the things outside a sports but nothing like this where you get into my new show how the sports business works like this rate yeah and it's i made a case we did a big thing on ground land two years ago about sports i wrote a pete we did a sport was at a rom come week yet and i did a whole piece about sports movie around com and jerry maguire to me.