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Senate intelligence report warns of repeat of Russian interference in US election
"Week, the Senate Intelligence Committee released its final report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. A detailed significant contacts between the Trump campaign and people with ties to Russian intelligence. Former campaign manager Paul Manafort was especially singled out as a grave counterintelligence threat. More on the Senate report will speak to Olivia Beavers, congressional reporter at the Hill. There's really build on our knowledge from other investigations and incense become public, which is the House intelligence investigation and the special counsel's investigation. It was made public last year now. Some of the main points there really caught our attention for those of us who have been following this closely is just a great detail and how they hae. These extensive communications between Russia and members of the Trump campaign, and one of the names that really stood out was Paul Manafort and Home. Manafort, they said was in constant communication with someone means Kalinic and they went further than the special counsel and described clinic as a Russian intelligence officer. So basically, they were saying that Manafort was willing to share a polling data he was helping with Russian oligarchs. Efforts to spread information overseas in different countries and He was also possibly interacting consulate with this as they describe it, Intelligence officer who might have had an involvement in the DNC hack in 2016, so it really kind of Through Manafort and these Russian government linked individuals much closer than I think. We had previously known another report with regards to Paul Manafort, they said, because he was so willing to share some of that data that he was a grave counterintelligence threat. Although they didn't go a Sfar saying he actually quote unquote colluded. With anybody that was never really determined. But just because of his dealing with this guy that they now deemed a Russian intelligence officer. He was a big threat that way and a lot of what they also talk about is that Russia Saw all these vulnerabilities in the trump transition team. They saw them as an experienced, disorganized unprepared and they were ready to exploit all of that. That really stood out as well. They were saying, you just touched on. They basically saw an opportunity that you had all these inexperienced business officials working on the transition team. And they decided to take advantage of that. And they did that through reaching out to people who didn't have these kind of foreign affairs backgrounds was understanding how Russia works, and it wasn't just Russia. It was other countries. They said. Allies and businesses, but basically you had During the transition. You have a new president coming in. And you have all these outsiders rushing kind of embedded themselves to a point where they have access and that was A point that this report was trying to make is that this is not a thing that is safe for our intelligence purposes, and we should be more careful about going
Manafort was ‘grave counterintelligence threat’ due to Russian contacts, Senate panel says
"Committee released its final report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. A detailed significant contacts between the Trump campaign and people with ties to Russian intelligence. Former campaign manager Paul Manafort was especially singled out as a grave counterintelligence threat.
Steve Bannon Arrested on Border-Wall Fraud Charges
"Architect of Donald Trump's twenty-six election victory who wants claimed he wanted to destroy the state and bring everything crashing down was arrested on a yacht on Thursday and has since pleaded not guilty after being charged with defrauding donors in a scheme to help build the president's signature wool across the US Mexico border. As a top advisor to trump's presidential campaign who later served as White House chief strategist. Bannon. Helped articulate the America first right-wing populism and fierce opposition to immigration that have been hallmarks of trump's three and a half years in office. Dinan was among four people arrested and charged by federal prosecutors in Manhattan with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money. Laundering prosecutors accused the defendants of defrauding hundreds of thousands of dollars through a twenty, five, million dollar crowdfunding campaign cold we build the wall. Bannon used hundreds of thousands of dollars of that money to cover personal expenses according to the charges. He was freed on a five million dollar bond and was barred by Federal Magistrate Judge from traveling internationally. Bannon was arrested in Connecticut by agents from the prosecutor's office and the US Postal Inspection Service aboard a one hundred and fifty foot long yachts according to a law enforcement source trump told reporters at the White House that he feels very badly about the challenges but typically sought to distance himself from Bannon and the alleged scheme Bannon is the eighth close trump associates to be arrested or convicted of a crime former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort longtime friend and advisor Roger. Stone. Former national security adviser. Michael Flynn and former personal lawyer Michael Cohen. The indictment comes as the Republican. President trails Democratic challenger Joe Biden in opinion polls ahead of the November third presidential election. Biden's campaign said corruption surrounds trump.
Steve Bannon charged with fraud over Mexico wall funds
"Bannon has been arrested intimidated. By the Southern District of New York no less on fraud charges. This is not the development I expected to see as Joe Biden prepares to take nomination. But let's let's just remember here for a second that Steve Bannon was. Really an architect of the trump campaign He was chief strategist in the trump White House during most of year one. He is somebody who the president had a falling out with, but has more recently said Nice things about. This is something else and he now joins on the number of people really close to the president in really important positions that have been indicted arrested faced criminal charges, his campaign chairman. Paul. Manafort. His National Security Adviser Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, his personal lawyer. Michael Cohen, his really the first political strategist. Conceived of the trump campaign, I a Roger Stone not to mention a that we could get into but I mean this is this is quite cast of. Allegedly criminal characters of did have been right there at the president sign and the particular ironies around this that you have to the Post Office Acting against the Bannon you can't make that up and the fact that this is about the wall that Mexico was famously going to pay for in, of course that wasn't happening and there was an effort by alleged by Steve Bannon and several other people close to him to to raise money to to have private funds to pay for that wall they ended up according to the the US Attorney's office in the southern district trying to line their own pockets with that money. So it is downing the. Timing of this, of course, fascinating president trump had the US attorney in that southern district replaced by his attorney general just a few short weeks ago we know of other active criminal investigations that affect trump world they're coming out of that same office and all of this to happen here on on Joe Biden's Big Day on the eve of the Republican National Convention where the wall is going to be a major talking point Steve was a big part of that last convention he very much won't be this year.
Bipartisan Senate Report Shows 2016 Trump, Russia Collusion
"The news Do. You guys remember when the big question on everyone's mind was did donald trump colluded with Russia during the two thousand sixteen campaign remember it was all anyone talked about and then trump lead one, hundred and seventy thousand Americans die on his watch and we moved onto that. Well, it turns out the US. Senate had not completely forgotten about it and yesterday they dropped a bombshell report. A New Senate report says members of the 2016 trump campaign were eager. To accept help from Russia some of a directed personally by Vladimir Putin the Republican led Senate Intelligence Committee releasing its final report declaring two thousand sixteen trump campaign had repeated contacts with Russian operatives, Paul Manafort? The former trump campaign co-chairman. It goes further than the Muller reports saying he was in close touch with a Russian intelligence officer who became a business partner. It says manafort posed a grave counter intelligence threat. The report says he may even have been connected. To Russia's hacking and leaking Hillary Clinton campaign emails, an operation it says was actually directed by Russian. President. Putin. The three year investigation also found that president trump may have misled special counsel Robert Muller One of the other headlines is that this committee actually made criminal referrals in June of last year in two thousand, nineteen to federal prosecutors on the list of referrals, Steve Bannon Jared Kushner, and Donald Trump Junior. That's right. The Republican led Republican led Senate committee. Referred Steve, Bannon, Jared Kushner, and Don Jr. for criminal charges for lying under oath, and this is good news for Eric. When you the least favorite child, you get left out of all the family traditions, even the criminal ones basically, this Senate investigation found that the trump campaign's contacts, with Russia, during the two thousand, sixteen election posed a threat to national security, and the interesting thing about this report is that it's bipartisan with policies agree on the facts but. Each party came to a different conclusion about whether the facts meant that there was no collusion. And I will say it's always weird to see the same set of facts that are interpreted that differently it kind of reminds me of how two different guys will have different stories about how they fight went down you'll. That guy in the face and he was down on the ground lights out man. So Dude, I told that guy get on my face and then I took a nap on the
Senate report details Trump campaign's 2016 Russia connections
"Trump's term. A Republican controlled Senate committee takes 1000 pages to describe How Russia launched an aggressive effort to interfere in the last election on Donald Trump's behalf, the report alleges a close professional relationship between former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and a man linked to Russian intelligence report says that Manafort's relationship with this individual was long standing. It developed as a result of his other relationships with Ukrainian and Russian oligarchs, and it was unequivocally troubling. CBS
Senate report details Trump campaign's 2016 Russia connections
"A bipartisan Senate panel says Paul Manafort, the 2016 Trump campaign chairman, was in regular contact with a Russian operative during the 2016 campaign and posed a grave. Counterintelligence threat to the U. S. Now this is all part of a long awaited report from the Senate Intelligence Committee on Rush in coordination with the Trump campaign here, CBS's Nancy Courtis The nearly 1000 page report details an extensive web of Russian relationships within the Trump campaign. Specifically, it says Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort ce willingness to share information with individuals closely affiliated with the Russian intelligence services represented a grave counterintelligence threat. The three year investigation also found that President Trump may have misled special counsel Robert Mueller. He told Mueller that he didn't recall discussing the Clinton campaign's stolen emails with his close friend Roger Stone. But the committee assesses that Trump did, in fact, speak with stone about Wikileaks. On multiple occasions. They begin me. The Russia hoax, shifty shift and all these characters from the day I got here in what may be the reports biggest bombshell. Bipartisan investigators say they learned of three general sets of allegations. Involving Trump engaging in personal relationships with Russian women during trips dating back to the nineties. In one case, Russian businessmen warned the president's former fixer Michael Cohen, that there were sensitive tapes of a trump visit to Russia that could potentially be used as
Manafort was ‘grave counterintelligence threat’ due to Russian contacts, Senate panel says
"Can Delaney in says the Senate Intelligence Committee found that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort worked closely with a Russian intelligence official who may have been involved in the hacking of Democratic Party emails. Emails is easily it was a Russian operation. Dr Jill Biden will headline night two of the Democratic National Convention. The former second lady will speak to the nation and so
Final Senate Intelligence Report On 2016 Election Russian Interference Released
"The Senate Intelligence Committee releasing its late Instalment of counterintelligence threats and vulnerabilities. The reporters close ties with former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate constant in Kalim, Nick reports. His clinic was a Russian intelligence officer, Paul Manafort is serving 7.5 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy charges. He also was convicted on charges related to his former lobbying efforts. This was uncovered during former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's election interference. And potential coordination with the Trump campaign
Final Senate Intelligence Report On 2016 Election Russian Interference Released
"Three year long Senate Intelligence Committee probe affirms links between the Russian government on the Trump campaign as well as a Kremlin sanctioned breach. That undermined the 2016 election in Trump's favor. NPR's Tim Mak reports of final bipartisan report on Russian election interference is now public. The report outlines former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort CE work with a man named Constantine Kalim Nick, who they identify as a Russian intelligence officer. The Senate Intelligence Committee says that Manafort sought to share secret internal trump campaign information with him briefed Kalim Nick on the campaign's polling data and how they wanted to beat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. The report also says that the committee obtained evidence that clinic may have been related to the Russian government hack and leak operations targeting the 2016. American election. NPR's to Mack reporting, President Trump maintains He wanted 2016 election fair and square, calling investigations into his campaign's ties with Russia, a democratic and media fueled hoax
Charlie Kirk: Coronavirus stimulus
"And you have Schumer Pelosi. In Biden one hundred twenty five years, Charlie Kirk of failure, unmitigated failure, swap failure and I. Think of my kids. You met my son. He's twenty one years old. My daughter's eighteen and I would think about your America their America and when I say you know, live free or die, American, the world on the brink I'm not joking. And very specifically will be probably the biggest choice election by far in my lifetime, and maybe since eighteen sixty, and there's a lot at stake We can go through the issues if you want, but it's. It's there's there's not one issue we agree on that. I can think of for the most part yet, and you wrote this, and it just really sent chills down my spine. You wrote this book to sound an alarm as a warning. Warning to my fellow patriots about the left's undying commitment turn America into a land, our parents, founders and framers wouldn't recognize it. It's perfectly put, and that's the direction that they're headed on page twenty seven. You have a great part about how Ben Franklin says we ever republic. If you can keep it, can you talk more about how this truly is? A referendum election in some sense and the left is trying to do to our country. Well the the story about Franklin's interesting, because it's, it's the constitutional convention and somebody says he comes out one days, says, is it a monarchy republic republic? If you can keep it Reagan, I quote him off. When I give speeches, said Freedom Charlie and you know this is but one generation away from extinction. And you know when if you want understand if socialism is adopted if their stated goal is adopted America as we know, it then becomes unrecognizable look, I can understand psychologically. There's a component of maybe people that that have been indoctrinated in schools, and you're great at this because you're going in to hostile environments every day, and you're saying you know what there's another way of thinking here, so maybe the idea that people think Charlie that some things are oh, everything's going to be free and they're gonNA forgive my loans at I'll have a guaranteed government job guaranteed government food. How did obamacare workout now? We're GONNA have Medicare for all or or double down on the stupidity of Obamacare and guaranteed retirement. Guaranteed vacation sounds great. But simple math shows you that you'll never get there. And that's why in the Fourth Chapter of the book did this whole history of socialism which is a history of failure? The point is look at the issues. If if we're talking about law and order. They've cited in Portland in Seattle and new. York and Chicago with the radicals. Joe Biden his yet that I know of said one good thing about the ninety nine percent of cops protect and serve and put their lives on the line for us every day. You're right. Okay, so law and order taxes. He's pledging to raise your taxes through the roof. That will destroy the economy Then they're gonNA just add all the bureaucracy. The Donald Trump spent almost four years. Eliminating that'll be gone. That means nobody's GONNA WANNA DO Business. That's why the Biden Obama economy was so bad. Then you look at where now energy independent for the first time in seventy five years with a number, one producer of energy in the world will lose that for sure We'll shut down coal fracking. Oil Gas exploration production those tens of millions of jobs high paying jobs career jobs for people. Then it's about amnesty. Or the United Sanctuary states of America versus Border Security and law and order of never mind foreign policy. We haven't even touched that part yet, so. There's a lot at stake. If those plans stated plans are implemented. America will go down the past you know. The Trash bin of history as Reagan, said Freedom One generation away from extinction we will. It I shudder to think what will happen the three you and your children by kids, and and maybe one day grandkids. ARE READY FOR THAT And I love the framing, because as the founder said either we're GonNa live free and defendant right now, or we're gonNA. Have a country that you know. We don't WanNa live it, and that's really the framing. That is so important right now, and you talk about and I'm really pleased about this. Shawn because I think we have forgotten about the Russia hoax too quickly in. In the conservative movement, you have been the leader on this every night. You were covering it. You didn't let us forget you help. Muller Accountable, you had investigative journalism and it just seemed that an Oxana names, but other conservatives just kind of drifted away from like Oh. That's what happened happened. You have two chapters on this in the book. Can you talk about that? Yeah I mean I call it Charlie, the the biggest corruption abuse of power scandal in history and the Ukraine was oh. Okay, we failed with Muller after three years. We won't. We won't even bother with a special prosecutor not to I'm going backwards here but to get to Ukraine. You? Know they're talking about quid pro quos, but you have to ignore their presidential candidate on video saying you're not getting a billion US tax payer dollars unless you're fire. That prosecutor is named Shokhin. WHO's investigating my son Hunter who went on a and said? Do you have any experience in oil? No Gas, no energy, nope, any experience in Ukraine. Nope, why are you being paid millions? No, because you dad, so there was a quid pro quo and millions of dollars for the Biden I call crime family. That's exactly right, so. Listen and China's even worse. You get to this whole thing what we now know and I believe what's coming. It's like, and this is where the media's corrupt because. They're just the propaganda wing of all things democratic. Socialist. We now know and have all the evidence that we'd ever need is that they protected their favorite candidate. Hillary Clinton. For things you and I and everybody you know that follows you and you have a massive audience would. Literally never get away with. If you had subpoenaed emails Charlie Kirk and you decided to delete them, and you decided to acid. Wash your hard drive with something. I had never heard about bleeped bleach bit and bust up your devices with hammers. You'd go to jail. If you violated the espionage act, you'd go to jail. They protected her. Then the narrative began we now know began in August. We know crossfire hurricane representatives actually went to brief. President Trump General Flynn. Flynn on national security, but they were there to try and get information on trump and Russia, the most amazing part of this, because the Democrats and the media live for all these years is that they knew and they said and they wrote, and they even testified. There was never any evidence, but there was a dirty Russian dossier. And now we know even the New York Times acknowledged full full of Russian disinformation and that was used. And they were warned not to use it, but high ranking people abusing their power, wanting to take out candidate, trump, transition, team, trump, and then deep into the Presidency Donald Trump. They use the dirty Russian misinformation dossier to ruin Carter pages life and roomed his civil liberties and constitutional rights, but more importantly to spy on candidate trump, and then they had their insurance policy. The fact that the mob in the media ignores it is beyond comprehension. I have so I have two chapters. One is on the Russia hoax, and the other is on this whole impeachment witch hunt. And I want everybody in your audience to understand one thing here if I can get one point across. Yeah, they hate Donald Trump, but they hate us more. They think we are as Peter. Struck, said the smell by the way I probably shop at Walmart say money. Why not you have a woman I love Walmart I love COSCO's. I Love I love it all. And I've shopped there my whole life I mean people always stopped me when I'm in a grocery? So, what are you doing here? Shopping? Wa I like to eat a cracks me up. So but think about that. smelly Walmart Shoppers while irredeemable deplorables, wow! Bitter Americans as Obama said that WANNA cling to their God. I'm guilty their Second Amendment Rights Guilty Bibles and religion I'm guilty of that, too. But. It's contempt for your audience. It's contemporary my audience. It's because they knew better. And they will ling. This was an attempted coup. Now do I think there's going to be arrests and prosecutions I? Do spend much slower than any of us would have liked, but the evidence is overwhelming. It's incontrovertible sad actually that this could happen. That was going to be my follow up. Question Sean because when I travel and we get thousands of e mails a on this topic. When are people going to go to jail? And can you give me insight on this? Can you give us any clues any crumbs that we're starting to see from Durham? It's I call them. It's funny. You say crumbs because call them the the Attorney General Bar breadcrumbs. It's like Hansel and Gretel. Remember. We're we're trying to follow and see the trail exactly yeah. He did say that the president was spied on. It did happen illegally. The. Think about this. If you go before Judge Judy I wouldn't WANNA lot because Judge Judy I. I've met her once she'll eviscerate. You I watched her show. You. Don't go before a court. The information that you have not verified. It actually said at the top of a FISO Warren Charlie. It says verified. Okay. We now know the dossier was unverifiable. The sub source we now know, said this this bar talk. We were making this up. This was never meant for anything and again Hillary paid for it funneled money separate issue. And so, what is going to happen I don't have a crystal ball but I. do know all of the facts that are in the public. Are Enough to indict many of the names that your audience is most familiar with. I would argue. Komi McCabe struck page. I'd like to know a clapper. Brennan's role in all of this ends up being and and others. The more fascinating deep question is. Will they get to that January fifth twenty seventeen meeting inside the Oval Office? This is when member Biden said George Stephanopoulos Oh I. Don't know. Anything about this, you know this whole impeachment Russia thing. He was the one same. Bring up the Logan Act fifteen days later Susan Rice in that meeting did the Cya memo the day that Donald Trump was inaugurated. Obama in that meeting shot Sally Age by saying a He. He knew everything about the Kislyak Michael Flynn call. If we look. To sum it up. I think we're GONNA get there because the evidence. Is that overwhelming? If we don't. I fear for the country? Because of you. GonNa Raid Manafort's home predawn raid and you're going to raid Roger Stone's home. For lying to Congress by the all many of the names I mentioned were referred for the same crime and you're gonNA. Pull it twenty nine guys in tactical gear, frogmen and tip off CNN cameras and. Have a biased jury for person. We won't have equal justice and equal application of our laws, and worse than that Charlie is. We lose our constitution. Yes, all our laws are are predicated on next great document and some `perfect, but it creates the path to perfection at a more perfect union so. Long answers. I'M GONNA talk. Show I love it. No, this is what our audience needs to hear, and and thank you for that and look I I completely agree because if we do not have people and I, say this as carefully as I can in handcuffs for what they did Donald Trump then I I will lose faith in the American justice system I. Don't want that and I don't want revenge I don't retribution I want people to be held accountable and I would want the same if someone did this to Barack Obama because it should never happen to a leader ever. Yes. and. They've gone after every single trump friend confidant, and yet if you oppose Donald Trump you get different treatment, talk a lot about the constitution in your book and the founding of our country, Sean going to be honest, I've been very let down by some of these supreme. Court decisions lately Can you comment on that and the importance to get more people like Kavanagh? Who's actually ruled brilliantly? Unlike John Roberts. I! I'm a little. I don't know what's happening. Roberts I have my theory I guess I have my sources people that. have their own ideas based on some knowledge? For whatever reason and I think this goes back to the obamacare decision. He has allowed. How the court appears to influence his decision making. I also sense with no evidence whatsoever. You're not a big fan of president trump, but that should not come into his thinking. Now. If getting rid of bureaucracy and lowering taxes and energy, independence, and securing our borders, and law and order are all part of this election. Let me tell you another big part of it. And it's you know we're taping this ninety. Whatever days away from the Election Day, I what about and we got asked. What about the Supreme Court? Yes, I go through a whole list I. Forget what paid maybe sixty seven I forget. A. In the book. Of. All the things Democrats would do if they're getting power one, is they? WanNa, stack the courts. Get rid of the Electoral College. And I. What, they're saying they. WanNa do is scary. They used to hide it Charlie. When I every single Liberal Democrat running for office, they would run to the left in the primary. They race back to the center, but you knew they wanted the left. There now openly embracing the most radical elements in the country and you know. Unfortunately we're watching it all. Play out nightly on TV and and that sad what I see happening when I think we have to remind a trump supporters that these are not trump appointed justices, a gorsuch I think ruled incorrectly on one ruling. That's it besides that gorsuch and cavenaugh have been tremendous and terrific verses Roberts. I just think we have to give the audience a sense. Sense of continued conviction that the trump appointed justices will continue to rule correctly and Clarence. Thomas and you know the the Thomas Family. They get no credit at all. I mean what he has done. And can you comment on that? 'cause I, E, you've actually been you open my eyes to that like eight years ago and I never learned about Clarence Thomas as a high schooler until you I mentioned it just as a quick aside on his incredible career. I like to do on TV and antidote on radio, too. Sometimes I call it the Hannity history, lesson 'cause I lived through all of this. I know this is going to see. You're not even thirty three, but my radio journey started in nineteen eighty-seven crazy right. Now on my twenty fifth year of Fox, I didn't think I last two. So I feel very blessed. As a side note if you haven't read my grandfather's son. Which is about Clarence Thomas is life. It's amazing. But. You know it's interesting because him and Scalia. To my opinion, my to most favorite justices in my lifetime. Scalia this incredible wit and genius and understanding and. They got a little acerbic side to when when he was questioning Clarence Thomas always set by quietly. What they called a high tech lynching at the time, the more modern. Let it. You gotTA. Remember Yeah. And you know. It was then Senator Ted Kennedy you know Robert Bork's America the borking of America. That was Clarence Thomas. Now we see it more recently cavenaugh. It exposes. The, who is Joe Biden? Who is his team? Because Clarence Thomas and Justice Scalia or the people we need on that court. We call them constitutionalists or originalists, the original intent, not people that would sight foreign law as liberal justices have done or not people that feel that they can rule by judicial Fiat and dictate or legislate from the bench. Democrats always wanted the court to do that which they could never. Do legislatively or win at the ballot box and that's why they want. We call them. Activists Justices Clarence Thomas. has shown a fidelity to the Constitution at the Antony Scalia. That is beyond enviable And the differences styles always interesting, too because Justice Thomas will always be quiet. That's very few questions. Anthony Scalia was in there in a wrestling with people. I don't know about John Roberts. I can't get into it, but I do believe the next president United States is a very good chance. You have a lot of older justices may want to retire. And I think that the next this election in just three short months. That's on the ballot and that's that's generational now. And Sean I think we have to pressure the Biden campaign to do what trump did and release a list of justices I mean president trump was so transparent and Joe Biden hasn't done it yet. Intentionally, of course, because he'll probably put repeated to lieber something on the United States Supreme Court I mean as horrifying as that might be so in two two quick closing question Sean and thank you for being so generous with your time anchorage, everyone you know. Know go by live, free or die. the first is this. Can you just talk about? We are heading into the election. A lot of trump supporters. They're failed. They're falling victim. They suppression pulse I wish that wasn't the case, but it seems like the memory of two thousand sixteen as faded where people forget. We were down by double digits. Can you just give a little vote of confidence to some of our listeners out there? That think we're just losing. I WANNA. Give the vote of confidence, but I want people to feel this way. I want people to think I'll use a football analogy that our mutual friend Linda that you know. Who's your biggest fan? My radio producer? He's amazing. Amazing, but she doesn't even know how many points you get a touchdown, so I'm giving these football analogies. I, want this election. I want people to feel the way I feel which is. We're on our own twenty. Two minutes to go. We have no time outs We're down by six. We got a cross. The plane marched down the field, cross the plane and hit the extra point to win. So if people feel a sense of genuine urgency and worry and concern, I'm cool with that because fear often as a great motivator, not irrational field fear, but if people do not vote, you will get the government that they're telling you. They're going to give you believe. That that is their agenda. To be a Republican and win. You GotTa always use this analogy got to run the table I gotTA. Get Florida Georgia North Carolina can't win without Ohio. No Republican's ever become president without it right? You got hold Iowa then you got pick off Pennsylvania Wisconsin hopefully Michigan maybe MINNEA- Minnesota will be play. Maybe the city of Arizona will be in play. By Joe Biden reference for those of you. That didn't get. We got a hold Arizona Gopher Nevada New Mexico. New Hampshire and Maine's second congressional district. If every single mom, this is a battle cry. You started out this interview with this. I wrote this book not because I like writing books. My last book I donated every Penny I made to charity I don't care. It's not that. This is a tipping point. Charlie this is I, don't. See if these policies are implemented how America recovers. Irreparable harm the to the rule of law to our courts to our economy, they want to wipe out the lifeblood of of the world's economy. This this promise of socialism and I go into such detail about how it's always failed. Here's a quick socialism of example. Member obamacare. Keep your doctor keep your plan. Save on average twenty five hundred dollars a year per family right? Okay. Millions lost their doctors. Millions lost their plans. We're all paying about two hundred percent more and add to that. Forty percent of Americans almost forty percent have only one obamacare Biden Carriage James Choice now. How did they do with that promise? Medicare is going broke. How did they do it? That promised social security. Charlie hate the break this here. He paying into it. You probably won't get it I. Barely Skate through, and they might give me ten cents until they means tested and then take it back, How does it? How did Liberal government work in New York City with all the anarchy cutting a billion dollars, so please? How's IT WORKING IN CHICAGO? All. These liberal cities have where the violence we've been talking about takes place. They all have one thing in common. They've been run by Liberal Democrats for decades right. Most of these states have been run into the ground by Liberal Democrats for decades. If you WANNA know what America will look like if Biden Bolshevik Bernie. Pelosi Schumer and Bozo. That team gets place look at new. York state and city look at Chicago the City Illinois. The State Look at California. Look at Oregon. Look at Portland, the city. Look at Seattle. Look at the state of Washington. Yes. And I. Love this country too much. You know it's an all hands on deck moment and Every everyone of you've got this connection with younger people in this country. You have this incredible. A credible platform you built, and it's become powerful and meaningful and transformative to the country, and you're going out there, and you're fighting on these college campuses and you. You know it's not easy to be in the middle of a I call it a shift. Show all the time, but let's well put, but you do it. And it's freedom works. Every time you give up freedom for security, you lose your freedom because the security that they're offering. These promises that can never ever be fulfilled. In America. The land. I'll close with this unless you want to go further I can keep going the. Barry Farber who was a mentor of mine. Just recently passed away like ninety ninety one. And he always said there's never been a country in the history of mankind that has accumulated more power and abused at less than the United States well I add. A country in the history of mankind that has accumulated more power abused at less, but used it to advanced human condition. The reason America is great and exceptional. If I can say that today, it's not perfect, but it's great. An exceptional is because of its people, and because of the fundamentals of liberty and freedom. So that? Natural rights versus government or rights, natural rights come from God doubt by our Creator. Life Liberty pursuit of happiness while you can't pursue happiness these days in Chicago New York Moreland Seattle. So there's a lot on the line. I love your audience. I'm so thankful for all you're doing, and you've got a great team that you building review and you're out there fighting the fight and I just urge you guys. Just fight like your country depends on it. Because America's, we know it. It's all hanging in the balance. Yet was Sean. You've been so generous the last quick thing I defend the president all the time personally as a person. Can you comment on that because I've had the opportunity to meet him? not as much as you obviously and get to know him, but a lot of people here misrepresentations in lies about who he is as a human being. Let's close on this note. Can you just mention one or two things that that people can take away from that? You know first of all. It's interesting. Nobody seems to understand Donald trump yet. They don't want to understand. I mean Donald Trump. The Dog Bites the beasts, things you feeling sad or get cancer. You Complain Trump. I mean that's how saying the leftist. But here's a guy that is so unique he this guy is like a soon nami force of energy like I've never met my life. The most distinct and unique quality he's had is as president. You mentioned the Supreme Court. He put those people that he said he put. He cut the bureaucracy as he said he'd caught, and he cut the taxes as he said he'd cut. He did the North Dakota. A keystone pipelines Anwar Likey said he would. He's building the wall or almost four hundred miles. A wall by the by election will be over four hundred miles. He found a way it was. It was an uphill climb He said he wanted to pull us out of foreign conflicts, but not back away from evil defeated. The Caliphate took out. Baghdadi and Associates took out Sola Mani took out the Al. Qaeda leader in Yemen. So? What makes him special and unique in terms of presidency is that he is who you see is who you get. The guy that's fights on twitter is the guy that's fighting for a better trade. Deal the guy that fights. Against Liberal Democrats and the media mob is the same guy is fighting to keep his promises that to me makes him the most unique transformative political figure in our lifetime. And Right now. The. We tip the scales. You have a choice. It's never been a bigger choice. He will keep his promises. Coronas been a little bit of a curve ball to the world, but even that ten days after the first case, the only guy that I know of thought about a travel ban will be donald trump. They were teaching at the time and Joe Binder Biden was call them Sinophobic, so he's a man of his word. He's a man that will fight to his last dying breath for this country and the promises he made, and that makes them in my view very transformative. Men will. The book is live for Your Die God bless you, Sean, thank you for that. You do and we really appreciate. It helps you soon. Thanks bye. What a great conversation that was! Please email me or questions freedom. Charlie Kirk Dot Com freedom at Charlie. KIRK DOT COM please type in trolley. Kirk, show your podcast provider. Hit subscribe, give us a five star reviews screen shot at an email us. If you want to win a signed copy of the Maga- doctrine, please get involved with turning-point USA at Teepee USA dot com that is Teepee USA DOT com. 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Paul Manafort released to home confinement amid coronavirus threat in prison
"Nation he has more than seven years left in his sentence stemming from the Russia investigation but former trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will get to serve them at home rather than prison legal analyst Jonathan Turley says Manafort is getting a break because of the virus risk prison officials feel they have little choice for inmates who are in advanced years Paul Manafort is seventy one he has had previous health
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort released to home confinement amid coronavirus concerns
"CBS is Catherine Herridge tells us concerns about the coronavirus have prompted the prison release of a big name the lawyer for the former trump campaign chairman confirmed to CBS news that Paul Manafort was released to home confinement where he will serve the rest of his sentence for a bank and tax fraud in mid April Manafort's legal team made the request to the bureau of prisons citing the threat of covert nineteen as well as the seventy one year old poor health including multiple pre existing
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort transferred to home confinement
"President trump's former campaign chairman is going home Paul metaphor was released from prison because of the corona virus crisis metaphors lawyer telling fox he is on his way home on home confinement he will be with his wife in Virginia Anne is obviously relieved fox's John decker Manafort's crimes include tax and
Imprisoned Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort released to home confinement
"President trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been released to home confinement for the remainder of his seven and a half year sentence for bank fraud and other
Trump campaign ex-aide Manafort released from prison amid coronavirus
"He's not exactly a Freeman but former trump campaign chairman Paul man afford convicted of conspiracy and tax fraud and the Muller probe he is out of prison Manafort's attorney Todd Blanche says his client will serve the rest of the sentence in home confinement due to concerns about the corona virus the seventy one year old metaphor was released Wednesday morning from FCI Loretto a low security prison in Pennsylvania Manafort had been serving more than seven years in prison following his conviction his lawyers and asked the bureau of prisons released into home confinement arguing that he was at high risk for corona virus because of his age and pre existing medical conditions Rosada Jeremy
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort released to home confinement amid coronavirus concerns
"Former trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been released early from prison to home confinement today amid coronavirus concerns the seventy one year old was released this morning from FCI Loretto a low security prison in Pennsylvania according to his attorney Manafort had been sentenced to more than seven years in prison after being convicted as part of the special counsel's Russia investigation his attorneys had asked the bureau of prisons to release him to home confinement arguing he was at high risk for corona virus because of his age and pre existing medical conditions Manafort was among the first people to be charged in the special counsel's investigation which examined possible coordination between the trump campaign and Russia I'm Julie Walker
Paul Manafort seeking release from prison because of coronavirus threat
"Paul metaphor has requested early prison release over fears of contracting the coronavirus behind bars the seventy one year old former trump campaign manager is serving a seven year sentence at a Pennsylvania federal prison for bank fraud and tax evasion in a letter obtained by CBS news lawyers for Manafort argued that he's at a high risk because of high blood pressure liver disease respiratory ailments and a heart condition and requested that he be allowed to serve his sentence with home confinement they say there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus at that prison they believe it's only a matter of time though for the disease to
"manafort" Discussed on American Greed Podcast
"That was president trump or others or if it got to the very heart of cooperation about Russia but it may be that those lies or whatever it was he continued to protect was the reason that Robert was never able to establish a conspiracy between Russia and trump campaign in March. Two Thousand Nineteen Judges Manafort cases in Virginia and DC hand-down separate sentences totalling seven and a half years in prison. Metaphor did not respond to requests for coming. His is a fall from grace for the king-maker who wants behind the most powerful men in the world. Many who studied manafort's long career as an influence peddler remain baffled by the words of the Virginia judge in his federal case who said except for his recent crime manafort had lived in otherwise blameless life. There was so much evidence revealing Manafort be a shady operator that to hear the judge sort of almost applaud him. For a blameless life to that point was sort of going to a lot of people that phrase in an otherwise blameless life really does stick into the crawl because everything that manafort had done from the moment that you opened up his lobbying shop in Washington had been done to personally enrich himself at the expense of American democracy. Thanks for listening to the American read podcast presented by CNBC. I'm Stacey Koon.
"manafort" Discussed on American Greed Podcast
"In two thousand sixteen presidential candidate. Donald trump makes waves promising to clean up American politics. We are going to Washington. Dc and we are going to drain the swamp that Spring to hope to cure. His party's nomination. The outsider candidate turns to a big time. Washington insider Paul Manafort. Ken Bogu is a reporter for the New York Times. There's a lot of irony in the trump manafort connection not the least of which is a candidate who's running as a climber. Party's platform on draining. The swamp has just hired to run his campaign. The ultimate swamp creature metaphors path to the trump campaign begins years earlier in an industrial town. Not Far from Hartford Connecticut Paul Manafort. I became enamored with politics at his father's knee. His Dad ran for and won the mayorality of new Britain Connecticut. Their home town. Franklin fourer is a staff writer for the Atlantic is Dad was a was a guy who practice a very hard style politics but new Britain was also a place that was filled with corruption. Palma for his father was accused and even charge with perjury but never convicted and had a road named bathrooms kind of a hero in his hometown. So certainly possible that the sun would conclude that you can walk right up to the end of the line without paying the penalty in the late nineteen sixties metaphor leaves new Britain for Washington. Dc Very attends Georgetown University while many members of his generation celebrate peace and love. He's pictured in the school yearbook flashing V-for-victory Son and apparent celebration. The nineteen sixty eight election. Victory up Richard Nixon after Nixon's resignation in nineteen seventy four manafort than a lawyer serves in the White House under his successor. President Gerald Four Paul Manafort even in those early days showed signs of becoming the master. Strategist that you would eventually fully realize you just this shrewd operator. Who understood how to get the head of somebody to figure out what they wanted and how he can deliver it to them after helping four defeat robber Reagan for the GOP nomination in nineteen seventy six metaphor. Works on Reagan's presidential campaign. Four years later the south will be targeted. We'll get specialized media. We will carry the Reagan record to the south particularly He kind of went where he saw an opening and by the time he was I getting evolved professionally around Reagan. That was the hot thing. In American politics it turns out to be a good bit in this present crisis. Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem out of Ronald Reagan's nineteen eighty camp in Washington suddenly flooded with Republicans. Who'd been out of power for several years and they had this new power in town but nobody had figured out how to really capitalize on power. Manafort will lead the charge on K. Street DC's lobbying center in one thousand nine hundred eighty. He teams up with two other. Reagan Campaign Veterans Charlie Black and Roger Stone who will later worked for the trump campaign together. The three men form political firm with an innovative to part business marble. They were electing people who'd established intimate relationships with and then they would turn around and ask them for favors on behalf of corporate clients and this was an incredible advantage and it made them a fortune. The firm's principles bring in six figure salaries representing big-name domestic clients including a high powered New York real estate developer name Donald Trump manafort ran affirm that blew up based on a reputation for getting things. Done if you're a lobbyist you're going to be effective some of the time you're going to be effective. Maybe not all the time but the important thing is to create the perception of power and Manafort was a master of that. The way he creates. This perception is partially spelled out in a company pitch obtained by NBC News. In one thousand nine hundred ninety eight but document lists the close political ties that key members of the firm had in the Reagan administration and it promised that personal relationships with Department of State officials would be utilized to upgrade a back channel relationship. What they're doing is legal. Some considered questionable some of the old guard in Washington. Dc turned up their noses at what blackstone and Manafort were doing and they saw it as really unseemly they were breaking all sorts of norms. They were creating all sorts of new conventions for Washington. And I think it's even possible to say that through their firm Paul Manafort and his crew did a lot to create the swamp if you will as we know it over the decades that he works in Washington Paul Manafort becomes a behind the scenes master of crafting politicians images. When you set up here with all this gadgetry no because Amb where we'd have curtains on the front of the window but in this world power and money. It's not just American politician and American lobbying clients who turned to him for help. The definitely is this is before Paul Manafort of lobbyists working on behalf of scuzzy foreign governments but nobody had made it a cottage industry in quite the same way that Paul Manafort did he basically went out and found all manner of folks with unsavory reputations. Who are willing to pay huge psalms in order to try to buff their reputations and improve their standing in Washington. The word is not without controversy. The Prime Minister of the Bahamas Lynden thinly and key officials of his government have long been described in reports of American drug agents as receiving huge payoffs from big time Colombian and American drug bosses but in Nineteen eighty-four Washington. Lobbying firm run by these men. All of whom are now key advisers in the Bush campaign went to work for the pindling government at eight hundred thousand dollars a year when these reports I surface manafort's partner. Charlie black denies any wrongdoing. Saying the firm would never work for a foreigner whose interests are at odds with those of the United States. But other bad press will follow in Nineteen Ninety-two Manafort's firm then called black manafort stone and Kelly features heavily in the torturers lobby published by the center Republican Teddy. This report outlines the company's work on behalf of questionable foreign clients said to receive US aid and abuse human rights. That's certainly an argument to be made. That manafort was kind of the angel on the shoulder of some of these arguably very bad people that he was trying to get them to embrace democratic tactics and strategies but also democracy that certainly manafort and his allies saw manafort's detractors say that's a bunch of bull it's possible to know who manafort's firm works for who they lobby and how much they make because of a law called the foreign agents registration there or Farah created in the nineteen thirties. Think this is right in Madison Square Garden. Usa This a strict Cuban leader german-american hiding behind the American flag artist. Berlin the Foreign Agents Registration Act was enacted in nineteen thirty eight in response to congressional concerns about Nazi subversive activities in the United States in particular clandestine propaganda being disseminated throughout the United States. Now a partner at the law firm of Wiggin and Dana. David lawmen once served as chief of the Department of Justice's countered intelligence and Export Control Section. There he was responsible for enforcement of Farah law that requires people like metaphor disclosed their lobbying and public relations work performed in the US on behalf of a foreign power. The whole point of the statute is not to suppress or regularly the content of speech but when that speech is propagated by people United States acting on behalf of a foreign government or foreign political party to require registration with the government in periodic disclosure. So that the American people or US lawmakers can be properly put on notice of. Who's behind that content? So they can way what credit or wait too attached to it in. Farah filings like these from the nineteen eighties. Manafort divulges which foreigners? He's working for what he's doing for them. And the vast sums he's paid Paul Manafort went from being a guy came from relatively little means to a guy running affirm that was suddenly printing money. This was nineteen eighties. The age of four in Gecko and benefit with somebody when suddenly stumbled upon. Well really set out to enjoy it. Manafort and his partners and even some of the associates at the firm were wearing flashy tailored suits driving. Big Shiny cars often foreign. He got one of the biggest homes and his friends said when he had a pool. He didn't like where it was positioned so he had. It moved several feet he would disappear for weeks and come back and expense concord round trip to Paris and a week and a half and the nicest hotel.
"manafort" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"Manafort for mortgage fraud conspiracy and falsifying business records Manafort has been banking on a pardon from President Trump was non-committal. It's not something. That's right now on my mind, I do feel badly for Paul Manafort that I can tell you. But even if Mr. Trump grant a pardon for the federal crimes, his powers, don't extend the state crimes. Former federal prosecutor Scott Fredrick sin. It certainly appears to be an attempt by the Manhattan DA Sivan's to make sure that Mr. Manafort is prosecuted, and perhaps served prison time, even if he is pardoned this sixty nine year old former Trump campaign, chairman was one of Robert Muller's first targets and is heading to jail for arrange a federal crimes. Including Bank fraud witness tampering and conspiracy against the United States in court Manafort appeared in a wheelchair wearing a dark suit and holding a cane I'm sorry for what I have done. He told judge Amy Berman Jackson. He asked her not to separate him from his wife and family, but judge Jackson was not moved saying Manafort was not a victim. And that it is hard to overstate the number of lies and the amount of fraud involved in his crimes, New York. Prosecutors have to be careful that the charges. They filed aren't too similar to the charges. Manafort has already faced that is prohibited under a standard called double jeopardy. But New York prosecutors say they are confident in their case, Paula Reid. The city has news the White House. Investigators are probing the theft of guns and gun parts from martinsburg. West Virginia ATF firearms disposal facility here. CBS news. Correspondent Jeff piggies? Police recovered a stolen part from an agent's Glock handgun in early February when ATF officials ran a trace on the item they discovered it should have been destroyed at the martinsburg facility, but it wasn't officials then launched a criminal investigation determined that thousands of firearm parts, including guns and ammunition had been stolen in what they believe was an inside job the thefts raise questions about how the ATF secures weapons and ammunition that it's supposed to be destroying Michael Sullivan is a former ATF director some confidence ATF would say there was a failure in their process. A failure in the system in a letter to the ATF deputy director senators on the homeland security and governmental affairs committee asked the agency to turn over information on the theft. Michigan Senator Gary Peters, the top democrat on the committee wrote the letter there was a breach of these parts were able to get out and to be sold. And that's something that we can never tolerate Jeff picky. Reporting now to a cross country college admissions scandal implicating some celebrity parents, including one of the stars of four house Laughlin was released on a million dollar bond Wednesday due back in court later this month. Now, remember, just fear self and talk to me like you would at home. She and her husband mossy emoji newly along with actress, Felicity Huffman are among dozens of parents charged in connection with the estimated twenty five million dollar college admission scheme run by William singer. Hedge-fund CEO Manuel and Rica's has also arrested step down from his position, Hercules Cava Wednesday. According to court documents, he his wife paid singer roughly half a million dollars to help their two daughters. His oldest who was admitted to Georgetown gloated about having a Proctor sit side by side with her at the SAT's and correct her answers. I don't think she belongs here because she never deserved to get in, gene. Buckingham founder of a brand strategy firm is accused of paying fifty thousand dollars for a Proctor to take the ACT test in place of her son. Jack, Jack tells the Hollywood reporter I've been advised not to speak on the matter. But I take comfort in the fact that this might help finally cut down on money and wealth being such a heavy factor in college, admissions, Mark ridell, whom singer called his best test taker faces charges related to fraud and money laundering, it a new statement. He apologized saying I understand how my actions contributed to a loss of trust in the college admissions process. I just want there to be a system that's fair to everyone UCLA student. Stephanie says it will take drastic action level the playing field. Or would you like to see the school do about all this? It would be fair for them to get their admission revoked just because it's like it shows you the the school is for integrity. Here at USC. They say they're reviewing each student associated with the alleged scheme on a case by case basis. But as for those who are implicated who apply for next year. They're.
"manafort" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Manafort. We were talking about national security intelligence journalist. Marcy wheeler. This was her take on this whole Manafort thing just about the only explanation for manafort's actions are that as I suggested Trump was happy to have Manafort serve as a mole in the Muller investigation. But Muller's team appears to have no doubt that Manafort was lying to them. That means they didn't really need his testimony at all it also means they had no need to keep secrets. They could keep giving Manafort the impression that he was pulling a fast one over the prosecutors all the while reporting misleading information to Trump that so that he could use them to fill out his own open book test, which increases the likelihood that Trump just submitted sworn answers to those questions full of lies. The government will file a detailed sentencing submission to the probation department in the court in advance of sentencing that sets force the nature of the defendants crimes in lies, including those after signing the plea agreement here in and that's supposed to be next week. I think yeah. There's your Muller report, which will be provided in a form that Matt Whitaker won't be able to suppress. Oh, my. Technically, bypasses Whitaker's ability to suppress the facts that would just be fantastic. That's all the caller was correct. According the US border and customs the frequency is different during twenty sixteen Obama's last full year in the office troops used tear gas at the border only three times the next year border agents used it eighteen ties more of Trump's at the record in two thousand eighteen for the most tear gas deployments at the border. According to Newsweek over the total of twenty nine incidents so far. So okay. This again disgraceful in both cases. But this is this is different. They know that this is mostly women and children fleeing violence, and you can see it at the border can see that. There is no need to use tear gas. I can't speak to and again with the contact this false equivalency. We always this is where the pay these people to call shows like this. So they take my valuable airtime to go bum. And did he do? You know, and it's just it's an Obama separated. No, absolutely. Did not. It's always a matter of nuance. This is the top. Now, we will use Meyer time to to talk about. Now, we have both sides do it equivalence. And this is what they do all the nine. And it just infuriates me. It's like there is almost different wartime obstruction impeachable indictable offence. Hourly is the Trump administration. And I it just it's that's their only. Right, but Obama, but Hillary that's all they've got. It's a fifth grade defense twenty nine minutes after the hour, Malcolm Nance next..
"manafort" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Now this is, I mean, we, we, we overuse the word unprecedented Bevere supreme court nominations, even with the Clarence Thomas background. This is absolutely unprecedented really is remarkable. Thanks my friend. Thank you restaurants. Well, there is no reporting tonight that former Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort is close to an agreement on a plea deal with special prosecutor. Robert Muller Paul Manafort was found guilty last month, of course in federal court in Virginia, on charges of Bank and tax fraud is scheduled to go on trial in Washington DC in federal court. With jury selection beginning. Next week on charges of money laundering and witness, tampering. And tonight, ABC news is reporting. The deal is expected to be announced in court Friday, but it remains unclear whether Manafort has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors or is simply conceding to a guilty plea, which would allow him to avoid the stress and expensive trial according to three sources with knowledge of the discussions Manafort and his most senior defense attorneys spent more than four hours Thursday in discussions with a team of special prosecutors. President Trump has been very supportive of Paul Manafort even when Paul Manafort was convicted by that federal jury in Virginia. Right. Nothing to do what they thought it out, looking for records. Involved in our campaign were I'd be hurt badly full medical after Paul Manafort was convicted. The president tweeted such respect for a brave man leading off our discussion of Jilin banks, assistant Watergate special prosecutor and Barbara mcquade former federal prosecutor and a professor of law at the university of Michigan. Both are MSNBC legal contributors and Jill. I to you on the significance of Paul Manafort if tomorrow's story is he is pleading guilty. It's very interesting because it depends on whether there's a cooperation agreement with the plea agreement. The plea agreement will get him out of spending a lot of money on trial, and it will help President Trump by avoiding all these horrible facts coming out just before the midterms. So that would be a reason why he might plead even if it was without a cooperation agreement, which means that he would be sentenced for the crimes that he admits in court and wouldn't get any special recommendation from the prosecutors to remove any part of the sentencing that he might get. And he's already facing a long prison term. So it could end up being a very lengthy conviction for him if it's without a cooperation agreement. So that's the real significant question is he doing it to benefit the president and to save himself money, or is he going to cooperate and paint a real picture of what was going on. During the campaign and what was the relationship to Russia? Those are the questions that were hoping he's going to tell an Barbara, what does it mean to the investigation? If he if ROY Moore gets another guilty plea from another defendant tomorrow. Yeah, either way with or without cooperation, I think a conviction through guilty plea has value for Robert Muller and his team for lotteries one. You eliminate the risk of an acquittal or a hung jury. You can save the resources that you would spend on trial working on other aspects of the investigation. But I think maybe more importantly is it would make it clear that this isn't some witch hunt that Paul Manafort was not unfairly targeted because he would have to admit under oath in open court. What he did the rules of criminal procedure required offended to provide a factual basis for guilty plea. And so he would have to stay in open court on the record, all the things that he did that makes him believe he's guilty before a judge would accept a guilty plea. And so I think that has value for Robert Muller to show the world that he's not. I was a kid anybody, this is a person has committed serious crimes. Jill, it'll be interesting to see if the president tweets, his admiration for Paul Manafort after Paul, Paul Manafort has recited his crimes in co. If he does plead guilty, I think he would possibly Trump would still consider Manafort a strong person as long as he doesn't agree to cooperate and testify against the president as long as he doesn't do that, the president will be very supportive of Paul Manafort and Barbara mcquade if Paul Manafort is playing of four, a pardon of this is not inconsistent with that. This fact saves him money because the most expensive of clock ticking for legal fees as once you.
"manafort" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"In this case on another fascinating wrinkle, Matt Miller is the prospect or the possibil-. Pardon for Manafort. How do you read the Wall Street Journal reporting tonight? That as recently as last week, Manafort was considering cooperating with federal prosecutors. At the same time, the White House has been rumbling. Rudy Giuliani, putting out some fires himself late last week about the prospect of a pardon for Paul Manafort. Yeah, you know, Nicole, I think actually this report raises more questions for me than than it gives answers that most obvious one is what was it that caused these talks to break down was the special counsel insisting not just on a guilty plea, but on cooperation that if you wanted to get an actual serious reduction in any jail time, he was going to have to come in and fully cooperate against the president, anyone else close to the president. But the other question that it raises to me is why this is league. Now, there would only be two parties of this conversation. Obviously, Bob Muller's office and Paul Manafort and his attorneys. I think we can say with a fair degree of confidence is not leak from the special counsel's office. It seems fairly obvious in that this came from Manafort and his team and the only explanation I can think. That would make sense for that type of leak is you know they, they're legal strategy from the beginning, seemed to me to play for a part. They faced Omer overwhelming evidence in both of these cases, the one in Virginia and the one upcoming in DC where if anything, the evidences is even stronger against Manafort and this might just be a public Sehgal signal of the president's say, you know, look, I have been out here taking a bullet for you. I took a very serious one in Virginia. Last week I'm going be I'm certainly going to be sentenced to jail time. I'm now looking at another one coming up next month in September. I'm trying to be strong as you asked me to, but you know what? I need a little help needle a promise of a pardon. I need something more tangible than just as possibility..
"manafort" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Prosecutors in the special counsel's office are considering that they are also steaming toward the start of the next federal felony trial for Manafort. It's interesting just a few days ago, the federal court in DC that's about to start the second trial for Manafort. They unsealed some of the earlier proceedings that we the public hadn't previously had access to in manafort's DC case. Let us see for the first time that even the judge who's overseeing the next Paul Manafort trial. The one in DC that judge appears to be mystified by the fact that Manafort didn't consent to all the charges against him just being consolidated in one jurisdiction. So we could just go on trial. Once the reason Paul Manafort the trumps the Trump campaign chair. The reason he had a trial that ended last week and he's now about to have a new trial that starting within the next few weeks is simply because he decided he wanted to trials. Government gave him the choice to consolidate them and only go on trial. Once he chose to go on trial twice in these two neighboring jurisdictions. Why do they make that choice? We don't know. And neither does. The judge in his case, this is from the newly unsealed court transcript in manafort's case from February fourteenth in Washington DC. This is the judge in Manafort DC case talking to manafort's defense lawyers. And before this was just unsealed. This had been a sealed preceding at the bench. Now we know what happened. The judge says in this newly unsealed discussion quote, I understand your hamstrung. Is there any change in Mr. manafort's point of view about the eastern district versus the district of Columbia? I think the only thing I can imagine that's more unusual than the government offering you. That choice is the choice you're making, but is there any further discussion about that manafort's defense lawyer Mr. downing says no. And then the judge says, okay. All right. The judges saying, are you sure you want your client to go on trial twice? You want to federal felony trials. The judge is saying to the defense lawyers. Listen prosecutors, never give anybody the option to drop one of their trials. They're giving you the option to drop. One of the trials didn't just go on trial once you sure you're not willing to take them up on it. Defense lawyer is like, Yep, your honor were sticking with the plan to trials, just like, okay, it's your funeral. Here we go. And so this second trial is about to start, and it's weird. And it's going to happen before this judge who finds it remarkable in the judges where it's unusual that Manafort has decided to have a second trial. Incidentally, this judge is going to be presiding in the trial is the same judge who ordered Paul Manafort held in jail instead of on house arrest because of allegations that he was tampering with witnesses in his case, while he was out on bail. So this next case for Manafort is not promising for a lot of reasons, but it's also going to be significantly different from the case in Virginia where he just got convicted on felonies..
"manafort" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Cohen. Kilty Paul Manafort guilty Mr. Manafort is disappointed on eight felony counts each tonight. The implication for the president. I didn't understand as Michael Kohn claims Trump directed his hush money crime. Boss what's next for the president's former lawyer and fixer. Now facing years in prison, I'll do anything to protect Mr. Trump what's next for the president's former campaign chair. Now, facing years in prison is evaluating all of his options at this point and the possibilities of pardons for both of that. I can't think of what Mr. men forced onto deserve reporting. An all in starts right now. I love loyalty. Good evening from New York. I'm Chris Hayes on a day of extraordinary news. There is one big headline above all the rest, and that is this. The news of the president is states who's identified in court documents today as individual one directed his personal attorney to break the law in order to influence the outcome of the two thousand sixteen presidential election. That's according to Michael Kohn who pleaded guilty to his part in those crimes. And for the next hour, we're going in the implications for individual one, Donald J Trump. It was a historically bad day for the president as to close associates Cohen. His longtime lawyer and fixer. And Paul Manafort is former campaign. Chairman were simultaneously appearing in different federal courtrooms Cohen in New York Manafort in Virginia. Both determined to be guilty of multiple federal crimes within the space of just a few minutes is after noon, Cohen, pleaded, guilty. Two, eight counts tax evasion lying to financial institution and crucially campaign finance violations Manafort was convicted by a jury on eight counts of tax fraud and Bank fraud. At the same time, the president was leaving for a campaign rally in West Virginia..
"manafort" Discussed on Politics and More Podcast
"The name Trump has not come up in trial, but what are the stakes here for? I mean, obviously Manafort himself would go to jail, but for the president and and for Muller. Well, look, it is the very first prosecution in the molar investigation. And so it's a test of his of his team of their legal work of how well their evidence holds up. They need a conviction here if their strategy is to pressure Manafort to cooperate with them, or to give them evidence in the bigger collusion investigation of Russia in two thousand sixteen than they obviously need to score win. Here. I should note though there's another trial of Manafort. He has a whole separate set of charges that he'll face trial for in late September in Washington DC on Gatien's that he failed to properly register as a foreign lobbyists as a foreign agent for Ukraine. So this isn't the only shot. The molar team has at Manafort and you know every week and I'm proud to edit and publish your your com- letter from Trump's Washington, you Russell with this, this challenge of facts in the Trump era in Washington. And so this is a fact-finding exercise a trial. How is that going? I mean, is this is confusing possibly for the jury look. I mean, in many ways, actually, it's pretty simple case. It's an old story. Rich guy gets paid millions and millions of dollars seeks to keep as much of it offshore as possible while funding his lavish and fancy lifestyle. It's also weird in the sense that you know, you have this Trump era swirling around outside the courtroom, this universe of the president's creation of alternative facts of the war on fake news. And here in this courtroom, you realize. American system and especially but not exclusively. Our legal system is built on the very premise that facts matter and the US government would spend millions and millions of dollars investigating Paul for it. There was an FBI forensic accountant, you know, who'd spent clearly hundreds of hours reconstructing the facts. In this case on this day, there was this much money that was transferred from this particular Bank account in Cyprus to this particular Bank account in the United States. And here's this invoice from this clothing store to Paul Manafort on that day, and here's how they paid it. And I thought, you know, it's just it's, it's the ultimate rebuke in some ways to this era of fake news and all this noise about the death of facts that we're living in. And yet here we are at least in this courtroom where facts matter. Donald Trump and Robert Mueller, and not in this courtroom and not being mentioned this trial. But again, for each of them is a very high stakes trial in terms of the politics of this and how will make each of them. I think you know, appear to the American public. Is that fair. Absolutely. Donald Trump last week on the day, the trial began tweeted that wasn't it. So unfair for Paul Manafort that he was being treated worse than Al Capone. The most famous gangster in US history. I thought it was once again, a sort of Trumpian inadvertently speaking truth. And I think it's it's very much a story about Donald Trump and those he's chosen to surround himself with. Not only was Paul Manafort campaign chairman, but Rick gates ran the presidential inauguration and actually stayed on Donald Trump's payroll far longer than Paul Manafort ever did. There are the spiralling accusations of corruption and other financial misdeeds that involve members of Trump's cabinet current and former. There's, of course the serious questions about how much the president himself and his children have profited financially off of the presidency, refusing to withdraw from there. Offices and do things that all previous presidents have done. And I think it suggests the unique and troubling nature of the Trump presidency. Well, thank you David. That was quite an experience to cover the trial this week. Susan Glasser is a staff writer at the New Yorker and writes
"manafort" Discussed on Politics and More Podcast
"And of course, all of those expensive bespoke suits that problem Manafort is now famous for paying with money wired from overseas Bank accounts in Cyprus, that's obviously not the normal fashion in which even very wealthy people pay for their personal lifestyle expenses. There's this revealing moment in the courtroom. The other day when I was there on Wednesday, when Rick gates manafort's longtime deputy, who's now turned against him as cooperating with the government basically said, well, why did you have all of these array of account secret Bank accounts in Cyprus. And the like. And he said, well, that's how the Ukrainian businessmen who were paying us. That's how they operate. And it's almost like Paul Manafort has become one of these oligarchs himself. So you're in the corner about eight hours on Wednesday Manafort was I assume you know near you or you could see him. What was his manner like? How how did he seem to be fairing as the drop progresses Manafort comes in, he's wearing a blue suit. It looks expensive, but he's much less polish looking these days his hair. You can tell that he used to color it. It's growing out. So it's it's much more turning gray and white than it was in the past. It's a little unkempt looking, which is interesting for someone so famously put together and who spent so much money on his appearance. His wife is there attending the trial every day. She sits in the front row on the right hand side right behind Manafort and his legal team Manafort himself is very attentive. He has a yellow legal pad. He writes down extensive notes. He seems to be talking and consulting and possibly even directing his lawyer. Throughout the trial. And of course, when gates was on the stand, which was for nearly eight hours over the course of three days. Sweet. He stared right out right on. Way as the sort of crux of the prosecution's case, right? They Manafort is essentially trying to blame gates for the crimes. Manafort is on on trial now into, did you find gates to be credible? Any sense of how the jury sees gates and sees metaphor. Well, I mean, you know, gates is is, is kinda the start human witness, right? You know, and there's the drama, the built in drama of the longtime deputy, and sidekick, who's so trusted. He had all the information about manafort's finances and he turned on him in order to save his own skin. It's a classic example right? If you're prosecuting any corrupt organization. Well, you don't find that there are some angels in the midst there. So gates, you know, is a very flawed character just like the boss he represented and they did a good job of bringing out those flaws. You know, he had to admit that he lied that he cheated that he stole from Manafort. So it wasn't just Manafort engaging in this conduct, but Ricky's admitted under questioning on Tuesday that he had stolen himself hundreds of thousands of dollars from Manafort in the form of false expense accounts and the like..
"manafort" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Because I will not hear it? I will not hear, sir. Okay. Well, then we'll move on. On July sixth Manafort moved for a continuance that is to delay the trial. And he also moved to change the venue of the trial from the eastern district of Virginia to Roanoke, Virginia, southern world, Virginia. And the basis for the argument was, hey, Alexandria is DC suburbs. Everybody here is following the Muller investigation. They're all Democrats, and they all hate me. I'm going to get a fair trial and and judge Ellis a couple of days ago slapped that down to and said, you know what the constitution guarantees you a fair and impartial jury. It does not guarantee you a jury of folks who agree with you politically. So sorry, you're gonna stay here in Alexandria. There's no basis to delay. There's no basis to change the venue and and this kind of comes full circle to my. I like this guy point right that that that what the judge was signaling in. That first hearing is, as we pointed out was. Give it to me straight. Don't be asked me, don't waste my time with nonsense arguments. And at that time you know, look, there was a little bit of and and I said this, there's a little bit of a poker face on the Muller team to say, no, we're totally interested in Paul Manafort and we have no interest in bringing down Donald trial. Of course, they're also interested in how high this goes. Right? So so you know, he slapped down a little bit of that and. And yet at the same time when it was manafort's turn to make a, you know, a somewhat misleading argument, eight and have any problem. You know, slapping that down as well. So you know, that's what I mean by no nonsense. What else is what else is still out there? There is. Also adjudicated. And this is literally just a couple of days ago Manafort moved to suppress the evidence that was seized as a result of the search. Warrants argued that it was illegal search and seizure, and both courts have denied that motion to suppress. So the only thing that's left out there now are two pending motions, and I bet that by the time you hear the and those have not been resolved, they will get resolved. By the time we go to trial, they will be resolved by the time you hear this and my bet is that Manafort loses on both of these. So so I'm going to break those down for you really quickly and then talk about what's what's happening. So what is the first category of motions that are still out there are motions in Limone and emotion in lemonade is. Again, the Latin is a true cognate there. It's motion to limit testimony, right? It's it's different than suppression, motion and emotion to the question that that the candidate for for judgeship couldn't get right? Yes. That's exactly right. So emotion and he didn't have to compare and contrast. He just had to define what it was, which anybody who has ever been to a trial knows what emotion lemonade is because you file them at every trial. Right, right. So so let me contrast it with motion to suppress motion suppress says, there is relevant evidence that was illegally obtained and therefore should be suppressed right? That was the stuff that the government seized from manafort's ipad and his electric is electric devices. Emotion limited says, there is evidence that you should not allow the other side to put on because it is inadmissible or irrelevant. Right. And they've indicated we're gonna put this on and you're saying, no, no, no, that that you've legally procured it. There's not a basis for that, but it shouldn't come into the trial and it shouldn't come into the trial because it's prejudice value, you know, greatly exceeds its probative value because it's irrelevant and and prejudicial or because it's inadmissible for other..
"manafort" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"It also could distract from the other story. I mentioned this truly historic trial slated to begin this week in Virginia. And today Paul Manafort appear before court in jail. Uniform has his lawyers did convince the judge. They should get one more week to go over of a luminous amount of evidence before trial begins. Now, this was manafort's first court appearance since the judge sent him to jail last month. He came in today wearing a short sleeved green, Alexandria jail, jumpsuit whether that's going to be the situation during the trial or not. We don't know. I suspect his lawyers will try to get that chains. Judge also made some news by granting Motors requests to immunize five different people who will testify against Manafort the witnesses linked to companies that did business with him. The list does not include any famous names or known Trump associates joined by former federal prosecutors, real good and John Flannery Sephiha Nelson, an attorney and former counsel to the Republicans on the house oversight committee. John looking at the Manafort trial in a minute, we'll get into all of it there. But on Cohen, a, what do you make of the waiver of privilege and your theory as to why this stories in the news? Well, I think it's in the news because you have Trump on tape and is anybody would say that's the strongest possible evidence. If they're making an admission on the tape, and then the particular tape, we looked at. Last week, there certainly was evidence of knowledge by the president of a payoff to the playboy playmate. MS McDougal and it looked like they were trying to find a way either to reimburse the publishers. The non publishes if you will have her story or to own it themselves to have even more control over it. And this several months before the end of the election for no other purpose apparently than to have keep it out of the election news if you will. I think that the significance of this tape is that the. It struck me that Lenny Davis. Lanny Davis actually gave a sucker punch to Rudy Giuliani. Rudy wanted so badly to speak about this tape. He waved any possible privilege as to it. On the one hand, he said it wasn't secret. Then he said it was a professional conversation by doing that. He may away for privilege to any tape relating to that kind of communication which may or may not put him back behind when the publication was denied. That is when they made the deal with McDougal in August of two thousand sixteen and then in September of two thousand sixteen in the tape. Last week, they were talking about how they could perhaps even strengthen their hold on MS McDougal disclosing anything further. Yeah, and maybe there's a good piece of the New Yorker that sort of goes through. This is a real thing. Even when you put aside the questions of how it came out. The new revelation suggests the Trump campaign was lying when it denied Trump any knowledge of the ideal with McDougall. That's what they said. Then Cohen also worked on that aboard effort to develop a Trump Tower, Moscow pushed a proposed peace deal for Ukraine and also is tied up with financial firm with vessel Burg at hired him as a consultant. The point being it's easy to forget how many real and potentially legally significant things there are that this tape could provide evidence on. Yeah. And how much Michael Cohen. Could testify about how much information he has. I mean, the tapes are important for sure, but what they really are a reminder of all the information and Michael Cohen head, which is, I think going to be more than on one tape or twelve tapes, even and Guiliani can try to explain away the way defense attorney would at a trial each individual recording. Well, the shows they didn't actually pay the money. Am I pay the money which isn't a defense, but he can try to explain it away. But the fact of matter is Michael Cohen if he decides to cooperate is really going to have a lot of information. I think that's that's one of the biggest takeaways from these recordings Sophea. Yeah. I mean, I agree. I think a couple of things we've been talking about this for months since the initial f. b. i. raid back in March or April, I guess it was. And what this shows is that Michael Cohen new day was going to come, are you where he was going to have to protect himself?.
"manafort" Discussed on Fresh Air
"In ukraine the fbi i started to scrutinize money that was coming in three ukrainian oligarchs and has started to scrutinize paul manafort zone money and he was interviewed by the fbi in the summer of two thousand fourteen now i don't think it's a coincidence that right after that interview he stopped transferring money from cypress back to the united states because he was worried about accessing that money and worried about what would it might mean for him in terms of legal jeopardy and so his finances which once came through this this incredibly intricate system that he built up were suddenly imperilled he couldn't access all that money that he had abroad so you scattered writing about paul manafort in april of 2016 mrs before manafort becomes donald trump's campaign manager why did you start writing about him so i have i have a familial history with ukraine i'd been there a couple of times my grandmother was born in ukraine and i'd gone back with my mother in two thousand ten to try to find the family that it saved my grandfather during the war and so i started to take a personal interest in the country when i was editor of the new republic magazine i tried to expend a lot of resources covering the revolution in ukraine and covering russia's invasion of crimea and so i'd come across paul manafort name and also just over the years as somebody who is fascinated with the conservative movement i had heard about him at heard about his firm and so when he came to the trump campaign he was he was somebody who i knew was a good story and over time he became something of a personal obsession just because because of his role in creating washington as we know it but also there's almost a cinematic quality to disguise life thumb in the way in which she was constantly transgressing norms constantly doing the thing that had been previously unthinkable in washington so what is paul manafort facing now so it looks like he's going to go to trial in about sip timber to face these charges that robert muller as brought against him and so we need to not meets look at that in isolation but then look at it in the bigger narrative of in in the bigger strict strategy that robert muller is pursuing that he's constantly looking for ways to build alliances to flip people.
"manafort" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Press coverage of himself through an intermediary to oleg deripaska and he tells the intermediary that he wants to quote unquote be made hole with tara pasqua and so it seems like what he's saying to dare pasqua is i want to help you get close to this campaign if that's what you want and if that helps restore me to your good graces let me just say that there's really there's no evidence that dare pasqua took him up on this offer a or that dare posco received those emails but what it reflects is manafort own sense of desperation at this moment and it also reflects the ways in which he didn't see his involvement with the trump campaign as a selfless act to try to help this candidate get elected he always was looking at his own selfinterest he was always looking at his own debts and he was always looking at ways to leverage his connections with the campaign to better himself what do you know about how much donald trump knew about manafort when trump hired manafort to be his campaign manager is a long history that manafort has with trump but it's not a closer tight history manafort firm had done some work for donald trump because his partner roger stone had a close personal relationship with donald trump that extended back decades manafort had a pieta tear in trump tower so he would occasionally run into trump and make small talk with them but it's not clear that trump had a dossier on manafort background i think that he liked that manafort fit the part that manafort is a guy who many people compare in demeanor to a network news anchor and that he exudes authority he looks the part of a campaign chair and he did have this uh topdrawer history of working on repair can conventions going back to gerald ford and so if you're donald trump and you're craving some with of establishment respectability some whiff of conventional campaign accu minute expertise well manafort was there was just right for that so let me reintroduce you here if you're just joining us my guest as franklin for he's a national correspondent for the atlantic and it has a new investigative profile of paul manafort it's called american hustler we'll be right back this is fresh air support for this.
"manafort" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Bail out and so every million dollar our said he's invested suddenly becomes much more important to him and so he goes to paul manafort and he says you know what i gave you this money to invest in this ukrainian telecom but i need it now and i want it back and manafort says okay okay you can have it back i just need to sell the company and he promises to sell the company and the years go by and manafort says that he can't really do it and promises an audit but the audit never comes and then a certain point he stops responding to all the terror posco's attempts to contact him and there's a court filing from two thousand fourteen which so we're we're now many many years after the initial purchase of the telecommunications company and deir pasqua still wants his money back any his lawyers tell the court that paul manafort his simply disappeared and so dare pasqua starts to dig even deeper and as he begins to dig his lawyers begin to reflects his feelings in the end up telling the court that they're they're not even sure that manafort bought the company that he promised to buy in the first place and all of this is simply incredible in deir pasquas history given that dare pasquas not the type of guy who overlooks any sort of debt and it's really incredible that manafort would have dealt with them in the way that he did given all that so this kind of brings us to where we started with manafort in a lot of debt yeo's dr pasquale out of money dare pasqua really wants the money so manafort joins the trump campaign hoping to camera rebuild a client base and make money while he serves as trump's campaign manager um he writes an email that if they're a pasca needs private briefings we can accommodate what is an email about so after manafort joins up with the trump campaign he almost immediately starts to send all the.
"manafort" Discussed on Fresh Air
"And he hired manafort because he wanted to eat use manafort political skills to help him advance his political interests within the region and so for instance montenegro the former yugoslav republic has bad an aluminum industry that he wanted to control so he hired manafort firm in order to orchestrate montenegro's independence campaign in two thousand six which it successfully did so had a paul manafort end up working in ukraine and representing viktor yanukovych who was elected led a lot of people considered to be a rigged election so yana cove which was deposed in the orange revolution he'd wine he'd won rig election and if you remember as was an election where he was accused of poisoning his main opponent and so you add all of these ukrainians taking to the street complaining about the unfairness of these results and he was deposed in deir pasqua sees what's happening he's worried he dispatches manafort to kiev to try to figure things out and manafort ends up insinuating himself with the corrupt elites who backed viktor yanukovych and yana coverage at this stage get sent into selfimposed exile in the czech republic for a brief time and he comes back to the country and he's basically toxic he's a radioactive figure who's got no political base he's worried about his supporters getting arrested by the new democratic government and he's looking to try to figure out some sort of way to rehabilitate his political career and so he turns to manafort and the all the elites who are backing him turned to manafort and they say is there any way they you can revive this kind of corpse of a political career and manafort.
"manafort" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Did paul manafort in the trump campaign have uh financial ties the russians well i think paul manafort did a better job in revealing that than anyone else this is earlier uh when he was asked about it cnn he had this wonderful hilarious answer fifty be clear mr trump has no financial relationships with any russian oligarchs that's what he said that's would i suppose obviously with those two our position is nabil bibi bibi bubba so do they manafort is uh brought in has surrendered to the authorities is charged with twelve counts he clearly had a ties the russians overwhelming evidence an indictment and that's where the grand jury brought it in um but she asked during the campaign that was a clear from the campaign whether trump had financial ties the russians that question has not been issued yet but you can tell from man of words answer that the correct answers it'd be boohoo bu bu the surface you'll position of emu's then he couldn't even bring himself to lie clearly there i didn't say he didn't have ties are just said that was are official position i almost said he had ties and changed my mind two different dived to the middle of an answer these stabber can't touch okay that was his telling clippers you i've ever seen one last thing i s if you see that clip and you think no bad afford citizen as so is trump i'm sure that's a perfectly good answer i think these guys have no connections the russians you're either stupid or disingenuous and i don't care what side of the political spectrum you're on you again i'm out of your auto see anything i don't see anything he was totally innocent the me really.