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Whitaker â€˜did not denyâ€™ talking to Trump about Cohen, says top Dem
"The chairman of the House Judiciary committee Jerrold Nadler suggested former acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker may have had conversations with President Trump about Michael Cohen legal trouble. He said Whitaker didn't deny the conversations during a private meeting on Capitol Hill.
Trump reportedly wanted loyalist to oversee Cohen probe
"The president is denying a New York Times report that he s then attack acting attorney general Matt Whitaker if he could replace the prosecutor investigating Michael Cohen with someone seen as friendly to the administration, and he'd rather really recused himself from the lower case over a routine conflict of interest issue ABC's. Karen Travers is at the White House. Trump continues to push back on a report in the New York Times that says he asked his former acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker to intervene in the investigation into hush money payments bay by Mr. Trump's former personal Turney Michael Cohen the president writing on Twitter Wednesday morning quote. The New York Times reporting is false times reports that late last year. The president asked Whitaker to appoint a potentially sympathetic US attorney to oversee that
President Trump, New York Times And Trump discussed on Ernie Brown
"President Trump is denying a report in the New York Times that he asked her attorney general Matthew Whitaker, whether an ally could be part of put in charge of the southern district of New York probe times. Reporter Mark mazzetti Bletchley investigation going on that is investigating Trump organization and the role that the president played in hush money
Whitaker gives fiery testimony on Capitol Hill
"Matthew Whitaker is likely to be out of that job next week. The US Senate is expected to confirm his successor William bar within a few days, but they certainly made an impression on Democrats on his way out of the door yesterday. NPR's national Justice correspondent Carrie Johnson joins us carry. Thanks so much for being with us. My pleasure. Democrats on the committee had a lot of questions for Matthew Whitaker, the Russia investigation other things to how did he handle Diddy? Well, Scott, how do you say? So so get it. We are. I know what you mean. Okay. Whitaker got bombarded with questions about the Russia investigation. Here's what he had to say. We have followed the special counsel's regulations to a T. There has been no event no decision. That is required me to take any action. And I have not interfered in any way with the special counsel's investigation. Now. Matt Whitaker said this probe is going to be over when the special counsel. Bob Muller says it's over, but he refused to say the special counsel was not engaged in a witch hunt. He also refused to answer questions about whether he's talk with President Trump about a separate campaign finance investigation in New York. That's the one where Trump's former fixer Michael Cohen has pleaded guilty and implicated the president. Now, carry you've covered a lot of congressional hearings over the years all jokes aside, a lot of them could be sleep aids. This one was not right. This was notable for its fire. Very notable. This is the first chance that Democrats in the US house got conduct oversight of the Justice department. They were determined to make the most of it problem is this witness met Whitaker was ready to
"matthew whitaker" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Out. Thirty five civil rights divisions teams to believe nineteenth states. If I remember, right. I might be wrong. And I prefer back to my statement. But we did send out election monitors from the civil rights division because I was in Georgia, and I can tell you I saw the problems that I didn't see the election monitors. Did you send any that? You're aware of as I sit here today. I do not know if Georgia received what I'm describing, obviously, we would have we would have the civil rights division would determined where those assets could be deployed, I know in the two thousand four election when I was US attorney the civil rights division. I think three or four lawyers to my office to monitor the elections in Des Moines. So I wouldn't be surprised that they did send election monitors to Georgia. I can tell you. I really think that we needed them. And I'm very disappointed in the numbers that we received we needed far more help than we than we got. But also on February first. The committee sent you a letter asking again for information on the department's voting rights enforcement and these questions were asked by members during the one hundred fifteenth congress, but we're never answered will you commit to providing this information for this committee. We try to respond to all the letters we receive from congress, obviously, February I was I believe only a week or so ago, I've kind of lost track of what it is. But yeah, I mean, we we will look at that letter. And we will respond consistent with the way we respond to requests from congress. But I mean reporting issues, and I share your concern about some of these places where there is alleged voter suppression in and I know that we are going to enforce the voters rights, the Voting Rights Act robustly, and we will continue again, if if there is evidence, we should get that to our FBI and the people that enforce these laws so we can properly predicated investigation. Well, thank you for that. Because if you don't get answers, I promise you will keep. Asking. Another question that I have is. House Judiciary committee hearing testimony from the acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker being questioned. Now by democrat Lucy w from Washington. Live coverage on radio. What steps did the department take to support election security joined the two thousand eighteen election specific efforts? Are you talking about the actual voting devices or that the responsibility for the security of the voting devices machines is actually the responsibility of the department of homeland security? Can you tell this committee? What those what those responsibilities were those who are actually taken because I can tell you. There were many many instances and Georgia we saw over and over again where people were not allowed to vote you time the general eighty is expired the witness fans to the question again, if there's specific evidence the crowds have been committed. We would be very interested in that that Justice. Thank you, MS Stanton every much Mr. chair, Mr. Whittaker. Thank you for appearing before is here today, your time as acting attorney general is near end after that, you may or may not be working for department of Justice or another position within the Trump administration. But there are of course, several congressional investigations that involve yourself, and I want you here today pledged that you will answer any say that you didn't inspector general questions in cooperate fully with his investigations, even actor you depart as your current position. Are you.
The Latest: Whitaker won't answer 'witch hunt' question
"American media acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker has declined to answer a question about whether a special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is a witch hunt. President Donald Trump has reportedly called the repeatedly I should say call the Russia probe a witch hunt asked by democratic Tennessee Representative Steve Cohen today. If he also thought it was Whitaker declined to answer citing the
"matthew whitaker" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"A classic moment. That was acting attorney general shorttimer Matthew Whitaker informing the chairman New York zone Jerrold Nadler that hey, sorry. I out of time. I mean, look we have these roles and you're done here. But thank you. Thanks for coming. Amazing. Of course, you heard the response of the room. And then I mean, the the news media went went mad at I mean. Oh my God. How dare you do respectable? And but again, it was a beautiful moment is the best thing that came out of that hearing today. Was Matthew Whitaker being the shorttimer calling it like he saw it saying what he could while holding back what he couldn't and just taking any crap. I it was just gonna. Yeah. You wanna dance let's dance. Let's go. Yep. You're out of time. You can you even formulate a question, I'm not sure looks like trying to gather your thoughts. Give you a second to get your breath together. You don't have. I mean, it was that was what we had today. Now, I wrapped up the the first segment talking about the potential for compromise. I have no idea. What's going to happen? We we have, you know, the bipartisan group meeting trying to work out something see we're going to avoid a partial government shutdown part do a week from today. Burying different accounts. Some some folks say, yeah, there really is something for, you know, physical border funding in this. Some don't some say, it's terrible. But the single biggest thing again that came out that say the union address and nobody's talking about your dozens of Democrats that are freshmen media does not pay any attention to that are in districts that Donald Trump won. And with the way that message was received as positively as it was received, and knowing that Trump is going to be on the ballot and getting twenty twenty the way they vote. Might not show up until they actually get a chance because again, they're not getting the oxygen in the room. But as for the actual state of the union, again, two sides stories one side effects. There are various different immovable objects in the facts are things are pretty good and people get it. Our economic growth the best since two thousand five a personal income growth is the best since nineteen eighty-seven over the past many months. We've had unemployment rates for the following groups that have hit all time lows, including Asians, blacks, Hispanics, native, Americans and women. The quality of life is actually the best on record four millennial adults. This is an under told story we heard for years during the Obama administration that hey, part of the reason why the socialism thing is gaining traction. Because you can't get ahead anymore capitalism. Doesn't work. Well, now, it's just that. When you don't practice capitalism? It's not gonna work. And so once we got back to something that Kim to capitalism. It started to work again, not only that, but we broke out big time. And in fact, the average millennial adult is earning twenty percent more than their parents were at the same age when you had just for inflation. Divorce rate at a forty two year, low something else that most folks don't know. But it makes sense, right? Number one cause of divorces what money. So if your finances are in good shape, then your marriage probably going to be in better shape. And why do I mentioned all of that? Because ultimately, there is still a disconnect between obviously your news media, which drives a lot of the the angst in the conversation today in the real world again in the real world that back in two thousand sixteen lead to more elected Republicans to bomb the.
"matthew whitaker" Discussed on KOMO
"General Matthew Whitaker, who's appearing before the House Judiciary committee now controlled by Democrats ABC's? Stephanie Ramos tells us the hearing kicked off contentiously acting attorney. General Matthew Whitaker says he will seek to answer the committee's questions as best as he can. But he isn't budging on his talks with the president. Mr Chairman as I said earlier today in my opening remarks, I do not intend today to talk about my private conversations with the president United States. But to answer your question, I have not up to the present United States about the special counsel. Investigators and the answer is no thank you says he has never denied special counsel, Robert Muller funds for the investigation. And that he has been briefed Whitaker. Also refused to answer. When members of the committee asked him if he thinks the Russia investigation is a witch hunt a nurse in Idaho has pleaded guilty in connection with the disappearance of a Colorado mother. Kelsey Barrett hasn't been seen since thanksgiving. Prosecutors have charged her fiance Patrick crazy with murder believing. He killed her. But now, crystal canny of Idaho is pleading guilty in Colorado accused. Driving Berra cell phone to Idaho to impair the investigation. Colorado courtroom Kenny admitting she transported the phone for freeze. He after learning he had committed murder. Police got a ping off cell phone in Idaho. But they didn't know why it was there. It's unknown. How Kenny and frizzy know each other Alex stone ABC news a Baltimore high school was on lockdown today following a shooting. Baltimore police say a staffer at Frederick Douglass. High was critically wounded by an adult visitor. Who's now in custody students and staff for said to be safe. Health officials are reporting the highest flu activity of the year this week amid a mild flu season overall, the CDC estimates more than thirteen million people have gotten the flu so far with more than one hundred fifty five thousand hospitalizations and twenty eight child deaths the Dow is down one hundred sixty five points. You're listening to ABC news..
"matthew whitaker" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"General Matthew Whitaker's on the hot seat today. Testifying before a house committee now controlled by Democrats focusing on the Russia probe House Judiciary committee, chairman Representative Jerrold Nadler, wasted no time pressing acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker about his communications with the White House regarding the Robert Mueller investigation. I do not intend today to talk about my private conversations with the president nor White House officials, but I will tell you consistent with about have already said I have not talked about the special counsel investigation with senior White House officials Whitaker refused to answer any questions about the briefings themselves beyond just saying that he has been briefed on the investigation. Stephanie Ramos, ABC, news hill. Another question Whitaker did not answer. Whether he agrees with President Trump that the Russia investigation is a witch hunt. Wells Fargo is apologizing for yesterday server shutdown that continues inconveniencing customers today. Wells Fargo has been extremely limited in what it said about its computer problems only. Saying it had to shut down power at one of its locations because smoke was detected. That location was reportedly a building housing the Bank servers now Wells Fargo says online and mobile banking, ATM's and most other services are back up and running. But that some customers may have to deal with issues as a company recovers ABC's Alec stone and some customers report paychecks and direct deposits are not showing up in their online accounts today, and Idaho nurse has been pleaded has pleaded guilty to tampering with physical evidence in connection with the disappearance of a Colorado mother. Kelsey Berith spy fiance is charged in her murder. Nurse. Crystal Lee admitted in court, she took the woman cellphone to Idaho. Berith body has not been found. British actor Albert Finney has died. The five time Oscar nominee appeared in dozens of films over his long career from Tom Jones to murder on the Orient Express. Erin, Brockovich and sky fall any was eighty two the Dow is down one hundred seventy eight points. You're listening to ABC news..
Whitaker testifies he hasn't talked about Mueller probe with Trump
"Acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker is declining to say whether special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation is a quote witch hunt. Democratic congressman Steve Cohen of Tennessee repeatedly asked Whitaker to characterize the probe Whitaker declined to answer. While the investigation. He says is underway. The democratic majority on the House Judiciary committee is pressing Whitaker about his oversight of an investigation that he has previously criticized also want to know what he's told President Donald Trump at no time has the White House asked for nor have I provided any promises or commitments concerning the special counsel's investigation or any other investigation. Whitaker's tenure leading the Justice department is likely drawing to a close President Trump's nominee for attorney general William bar is a step closer to being confirmed by the full US,
Whitaker testifies he hasn't talked about Mueller probe with Trump
"Acting attorney. General Matthew Whitaker took a dig at the democratic chairman of the House Judiciary committee Jerrold Nadler, who's been asking questions about possible interference and special counsel, Robert Mueller's probe. Mr Chairman, I see that. You're five minutes is up. And so. Remark prompted by questions like this. Why did President Trump choose to replace attorney general sessions with an outspoken critic of the special counsel instead of with any number of qualified individuals who had already received Senate confirmation Whitaker did say point blank. He has not interfered with the special counsel's investigation. Here's ranking Republican. Doug Collins, take on the hearing when we look forward into this hearing today is time on this one. If this is the way we're going to go, then we'll have plenty of starts. We'll have plenty of theatrics. Bring you park when I'm thinking about maybe we just set up about former seat in the back because that's what this is becoming is becoming a show Whitaker. Also took a jab telling the panel, this is not a confirmation hearing. And he's about to
Acting attorney general will testify before Congress
"Acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker is heading to congress today. NPR's Carrie Johnson reports he will testify before the House Judiciary committee Democrats on the judiciary committee have been wanting to hear from Matthew Whitaker for months Whitaker. Became acting. Attorney general Jeff Sessions resigned under pressure last year. Lawmakers wanna ask Whitaker what he's told the White House about the Russia probe and whether President Trump has pressed Whittaker to end a separate campaign finance investigation in New York, but Whitaker may cite executive privilege to avoid answering. Democrats have warned they might issue a subpoena if the acting attorney general stonewalls their
Acting AG Matt Whitaker faces House Judiciary Committee today
"Acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker's to appear before the House Judiciary committee this morning that panels expected to ask Whitaker if he shared any briefings that he had on the special counsel Russia investigation with anyone in the White House.
Acting AG refuses to testify unless Dems drop subpoena threat
"The Justice department says acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker will not testify before a House Judiciary committee. If he is subpoenaed earlier today the committee voted to authorize the subpoena. If Whitaker does not answer the questions, they believe are relevant at a hearing tomorrow.
Whitaker refuses to testify unless Dems drop subpoena threat
"Senate Judiciary committee this afternoon. Voting along party lines to advance the nomination of attorney general William ball are two full Senate vote next week. Meanwhile, the acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker today says he will not appear before the House Judiciary committee tomorrow and less. Democrats backed down from its threat to subpoena Whitaker, if he refuses to answer questions about the special counsels
Senate Judiciary Committee votes on William P. Barr nomination
"News bars nomination as attorney general is headed to the full Senate for confirmation vote after he passed the Senate Judiciary committee, South Carolina, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham says he gave a ringing endorsement about bar when the president mentioned he was thinking about selecting him. He asked about Bill Barna said that would be that'll be a great choice. I think because you know, what you're getting and he's got the judgment. But also you can expect from him to be fair. The public intruder the law. Democrats raise concerns about bars not committing the eventual findings special counsel Robert Muller's Russia investigation. House Democrats are expressing concern about acting attorney. General Matthew Whitaker who was threatening to cancel his planned appearance before a house committee tomorrow morning, unless Democrats who control the committee dropped the threat to subpoena him, they say, the acting attorney general will testify that at no time did the White House ask for or did the acting attorney general provide any promises or commitments concerning the special counsel's investigation, but they go on to say, we do not believe however that the committee may legitimately expect the acting attorney general to discuss his communications with the president. And that's the whole fight here. Correspondent Laura Jarrett Whitaker accused the House Judiciary committee of creating a
Senate Judiciary Committee to vote on Barr nomination today
"In Washington. The Senate Judiciary committee votes today on the nomination of William bar to be attorney general Bill Rakoff is their bar is not expected to attend today's vote which is expected to approve his nomination from there. The full Senate would vote on that nomination where it too is expected to pass bar who would replace acting attorney. General Matthew Whitaker is drawn concern from lawmakers over his comments about releasing the special counsel's report to the public when it's finished bar has said that he would let the include and has expressed confidence in Robert
"matthew whitaker" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"To the acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker. Who says I hope we can get the report from director Muller as soon as possible. He hinted around the idea. That the investigation is coming to a close. Well, what he really said is that it's close. To being completed. Knocking home my breath. I wanted to be I wanted to be done. I wanted to be finished. I'm sick and tired of this nonsense. All I know what the Russians did. And then I want to know how we're going to deal with the Russians. I want to know how we're going to move forward in dealing with these people because we should Matthew Whitaker acting attorney general the Muller investigation has a very defined. Scope and. So anything outside of that scope would have to either be the scope would have to be enhanced to bring additional matters to be investigated by the more investigation. But obviously, the if it's not given to that investigation by an increasing the scope of the investigation, it would be retained by the department of Justice. We have we take very seriously. Lying to congress. And if there are referrals made by by the committees as ordinary course for for matters like this, then we would investigate that would anything else. You know, I've been fully briefed on the investigation. And I look forward to director Muller delivering the final report, and I really not gonna talk about opening ongoing investigation, otherwise, but you know, sort of the statements that I made were a private citizen only with publicly available information. I am. I am comfortable that the decisions that were made are going to be reviewed. Either through the various means we have. But right now, you don't investigation is close to being completed, and I hope that we can get the report from director more Muller soon as we as possible. Now, you understand the Matthew Whitaker's had some some issues for things he said about the mother investigation in the past before well being with the DOJ, and then being the acting attorney general you still have the confirmation to happen of William bar. He will be the next attorney general. There's no reason why that confirmation should not go through being close to done is not done. I don't know if that's a line. That's about about putting pressure. But he's having this conversation next to Christopher Ray, the FBI director and Wilbur Ross the secretary of commerce.
Whitaker says Mueller probe 'close to being completed'
"The acting attorney general says the special counsel is Russia investigation is almost done. Matthew Whitaker says he's been fully briefed on special counsel, Robert Mueller's investigation telling reporters, it is close to being completed, and I hope that we can get the report from director Muller soon as we as possible Whitaker has been overseeing the Muller investigation since taking over the top spot at the Justice
U.S. charges Chinese telecom giant with fraud
"In which they say, the department of Justice says that while way was involved in stealing trade secrets from T mobile specifically, they were interested in a robot named capi which is used by t mobile tests, their cell phones, they say that employees of way were involved in taking photos of that robot measurements even stealing parts of the robot. So that they could then replicate that on their own end without obviously having to go through the same kind of research and development. So it saves them time. And so they say that they are allegedly stole that than the other indictments came out of New York and involves the company allegedly going around. US sanctions on Iran by using basically shell companies essentially to continue using American financial systems being able to continue to conduct business in Iran. So these are very serious charges market is the US is seeking extradition of the wall way executive who I believe is currently in Vancouver BC is that part of this story. Yeah. That's the second indictment. So the second diamond names wall way names US affiliate, but it also names a company called sky com which way claims to have sold off. And this was this kind of alleged shell company that they were using to conduct business in Iran with, but it also names the CFO monologue show is her name and she was arrested in Canada in December. She's been released on bail. But now the US is trying to extradite her. And they say that although they have not filed a formal extradition request yet that is due by the thirtieth that they will do that. And they will sink. Seek to bring her to the US and face charges and commerce secretary. We'll barrages accusing China basically of breaking export laws US export laws for years now. Yeah, they say this goes back a long way, they say, so the the issue with T mobile goes back to two thousand twelve to twenty fourteen in which is when they were believing that they were attempting to steal this information about the robot from from T mobile, but then the issue with buzz circumventing allegedly circumventing US sanctions, and and continuing to conduct business and mislead banks all the other things that are charged with that goes back to as early as two thousand seven so they the the US from the commerce secretary Wilbur Ross acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker at the FBI director. They had some very stern words for how they feel that this company has been conducting business not only in what they say has been violation of US law, but just international business practices. They say that they've been violating those for a very long time ABC's Mark Remillard good enough to. Join us from New York, Mark. Thanks so much. Komo news time four twenty. Now. Your propel insurance money
Senate Sets Mid-January Confirmation Hearings For Attorney General
"Is preparing to hold confirmation hearings for President Trump's nominee to serve as the country's next. Attorney general the Senate Judiciary committee has announced it will hold confirmation hearings for attorney general nominee William bar on January fifteenth and sixteenth. The committee says bar will receive the same fair and thorough vetting process as the last five nominees bar would replace acting attorney. General Matthew Whitaker who took over when attorney general Jeff Sessions was forced out by Trump American Paul wheel and remains held in Moscow on
Intel officials say terror threats against airlines, airports to rise
"Of a rise in terrorist threats against airlines and airports all around the world coming from both American and British intelligence officials acting US attorney general Matthew Whitaker is warning America must continue to be aware of the constant threat of terror terrorists are going to continue to target us. So we've got to keep targeting them during the holiday season and all year
"matthew whitaker" Discussed on Skullduggery
"Rush investigation because some comments he's made defending Trump and saying that it would be valid for him to go after his rival Hillary Clinton so on and so forth and is coughing. I did a story that came out this weekend that reported that bar actually had interviewed with Trump to be Trump's primary defense attorney in interviewed might be a little beyond why. Well, they brought him into the White House to meet with Trump and Trump asked him about his interest in being his defense lawyer and then barred murdered but then talk about their efforts to recruit bar for that job. Continued into this year into two thousand eighteen. For recusals. So first of all, I think bar is a big step up from Matthew Whitaker. Just by dint of the fact, he's going to go through the constitutional process of advice and consent. So he's a step up. I don't think that saying that much. I think my shoe would be a step up from Matthew Whitaker. But, but so this does trouble me, though, that you know, it depends on what the facts are. But certainly if I interviewed for any position any client before I came into the Justice department. I recused from all of those. And I think that is a very very standard practice, and I certainly trust that bar would do the same thing. If he actually did interview. I just don't understand exactly what happened and the reason for that is there's no interview you can ever have for a job or for a client in which some sensitive information is not disclosed. It's impossible, really. Because you know, it's just the nature of what you're doing is actually getting. Something private insuring sharing something private about your views in less. The interview is about baseball or something like that. But that's not gonna be the case if you're hiring someone to be your lawyer. So if it all actually happened, I think he has to recuse I think he will recuse. I don't doubt us from the Russian investigation. He has to the I mean if that's what he was being interviewed for now. Again, if he being interviewed for some other unrelated job, you know, DOD general counsel or something. No. I don't think it'll be account is that he was asked if he would be willing to do it. And certainly there were other discussions that must remarkable discussions with the White White House. house. Aides about doing that particular job he kept rebuffing them. But he ended up meeting with Donald Trump for the purposes of having this discussion at least, so I think at the Senate hearing, I think this all has to be made. Absolutely, crystal clear, and all of those people who have those conversations have to come forward because I think it would be very very damaging thing for the office of the attorney general for the traditions of the Justice department to have the possibility the appearance of impropriety here that the president is picking someone for this job because he knows their views on an investigation that concerns him that strikes me as a very very damaging to the impartiality of Justice. If the Justice department there is literally a figure of a woman blindfolded. Yeah. I mean that is literally the mission of the just so in other words, if in this meeting with Trump bar said, look, Mr President, I'm not gonna do this job. Now, I've got a bunch of reasons I. Do it. The investigation is bullshit. But I'm not your man that would be a problem. I think it would have -solutely. All right last question before you go you've written a couple of op-eds now with George Conway husband of Kellyanne Conway head you get hooked up with calmly..
Ohio ranks second in nation for overdose deaths
"Delivering remarks opioids today in Cincinnati more than fifty one hundred people died during drug overdoses in Ohio just this last year. And while the figure it makes the state second in the nation for both total. Number of recorded overdose deaths and proportion of state population washed, the only state that had more was Pennsylvania. So we do get a lot of conversation about that. But you know, where do we go from here? And now do we move it forward? We know that nationally now that number is among the top when it comes to deaths in the country. I mean, it beats things like gun violence and HIV even when they were peaking so interesting to hear what the acting attorney. General Matthew Whitaker has to say when he
"matthew whitaker" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Townsend four ten six six eight twenty three hundred. This is talk radio six eighty WCBS. Now once again, here's Tom more. We're back the Tom moisture another issue on the talk about if you guys want. What just really is a big big issue is going to be a huge issue is the fact that Trump fired Jeff Sessions, and he appointed. This guy Matthew Whitaker. Think is his name who was his chief of sessions chief of staff, and this this guy Whittaker is then he's got more problems than anybody. I've ever heard of first of all he hasn't been confirmed as the real questions about whether he has the authority to do anything. He's anti Muller probe. And then he said so publicly that he thinks it's it shouldn't be up there shouldn't be one. And yet now he's supervising it and won't won't recused himself. He's under. He was the with with a company that was a invention submission type company. And he basically said anybody who complained he basically said he was going to take them to court over it. Whenever they because this was a scam a total scam. He's also invested under investigation from the FBI and another matter and this guy Coursey who's. I think it might be who's. Under investigation, and he's an expectedly indicted. He's he was. This. His name is Whitaker was his campaign manager when the guy ran for office. So this guy is as dirty as they can get and yet now he's supervising the investigation. I gotta tell you. It's just it's just Trump's that. He's going to drain the swamp. And then I'm telling you the swamp. It's it's really bad anyway. And the next two minutes left. Let's government has before we go to Willie waffle. Let's go to Pete in Centerville peak. Welcome to the show. Sorry to keep you waiting. Professor, you think do you think Robert Muller's a stand up guy? Yes. Yes. I think if you look back when he was he was the federal prosecutor in Boston Massachusetts, nineteen sixty five. Well, you know, he was appointed to the to the FBI, wait, wait a minute. Let me let me finish. When he when he was a federal prosecutor in Boston. Same time when the FBI was thirtieth hell in Boston. To be All Saints around. Anyway, that's the Whitey Bolger. Was that Robert Mueller did when he was when he was a federal prosecutor in Boston. Prosecuted for men and sent four men to jail for a murder. The murderer petty Degan the thing they knew nothing about had nothing to do with. He sent them to jail and later with a federal investigation of it. And these people were pardoned and everything else in this cost the taxpayers a lot of money. Well, he did. Totally wrong. Well, okay. What we don't call. Don't call him a standup guy to answer that question. I don't understand why a federal prosecutor murder is not a federal crime. It's a state crimes if someone convicted of murder that would have been in state court federal court. He was a federal prosecutor, then then he wouldn't have been involved in a murder matter. It was involved in. He was involved in this. That's all I okay. Okay. But but look at look at he he was he was confirmed. He was appointed by Bush, the FBI confirmed by the Senate Republican Senate. He was. I wanted to talk about one other thing quickly. Okay. Okay. Humanitarian aid. Are you aware of the fact that during the eight years of the Obama administration? Eighty thousand eighty thousand refugees were brought into this country, actually. We're we're real quick settlement program contract done by the State Department. That's that that could very well have been because there was a quota the quota was eighty thousand than eighty thousand came in that whatever that number was quotas set by the by the congress. Anyway, I think we've got we got to go to Willie waffle. But Pete, I think you've got to watch out for statistics and make sure.
"matthew whitaker" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Andrew what's going on with this lawsuit over Whittaker? I'm really really curious about this. You've already teased a quite a bit. So spill the beans. Yeah. And let me cut to the punchline, which is that there has been an order issued by the United States court for the district of Maryland. I will upload it in the show notes. And it is to say that the district court for the district of Maryland will issue a legal determination on who the next attorney general is and that is going to come that that hearing will be December nineteenth twenty eighteen. Okay. So one month and four days from now. How did we get there? We got there. And this is being reported everywhere as Maryland sued over the next attorney general this is another lawsuit. Brought by my buddy, Brian frosh, attorney general the state of Maryland and somebody who we should be talking about as an up and coming hero in the Democratic Party. This is it's not correct. That Maryland filed a new lawsuit regarding the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general what he did is something really really clever, and and you may recall that in our last episode when I was talking about the appointment of Whitaker. I said I believed that Robert Muller, for example, could have standing to challenge Whitaker's appointments under the. Vacancies and reform act. And I and you ask the question will who else might have standing, and, and you know, we sort of punted about it. Here's how Maryland came up with standing to challenge the appointment of Whittaker as acting attorney general this is really really clever, and it makes me suspect that Brian frosh is either an opening arguments listener, which could be hi Brian. Or is just a really really smart lawyer, which is obviously, you know, much a much higher probability outcome. Maryland had previously filed an existing lawsuit naming Jeff Sessions naming the department of Justice they'd filed that lawsuit on September thirteenth of twenty eight team. And that's actually something it's on our white board to do a deep dive it challenges the twenty seventeen the December twenty seventeen tax Bill. Which as you pointed out eliminates the penalty for the individual mandate under the hasn't been years since we did that home. I got. Yeah. Easy. And so the the lawsuit which has been joined by numerous states says that you cannot use as part of the reconciliation process as part of the tax Bill process. Something that repeals the core mandate of the ACA..
"matthew whitaker" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"My dad was a vet, and I just honor and salute you all for the sacrifices that you've made for this country. And I'm very grateful. I don't my family's very grateful. That's why now more than ever. We need to drain the swamp. It needs to be drained quickly because I'm sure many vets are rolling over in their grave witnessing. What is a mockery being made of our election system of our constitution of our way of life. What they fought for bravely many paying the ultimate sacrifice. Now, why do I say the swap needs to be drained quickly? Well, we've got Democrats in charge of the house. Now that'll happen in January already acting like they're in charge. You already heard mad Maxine she got a brand new wig. She got a new wig because she's going to be in charge of probably the financial committee, which she's one of the most corrupt politicians ever. Well, walk onto the steps of congress. But we'll talk about that here at the bottom of the hour. The Dem's are in control. That's what you need to remember. And they're gonna start drumming up other charges to start speaking about impeachment. They're going to try to do everything to put a block against the Trump agenda. Now, many of your saying, well, yeah. But look the Senate. No, no, no, didn't you already hear that Kirsten cinema. All of a sudden is now projected to be the winner here in Arizona. The first woman Senator in the history of Arizona, and well there hasn't been a democrat that is sat in the United States Senate out of Arizona and like a long long time decades. But yeah, lo and behold, and here's what's funny, and a friend of mine just tweeted me this and said, look there's over a hundred and sixty thousand more registered Republicans in Mira COPA county than registered Democrats. How is it mathematically possible out of a hundred and fifty thousand votes in Mira COPA that cinema? Got eighty five percent of the vote. Mathematics don't lie. The dem's. Do there's your constitutional crisis. And as I said Adrian fun tests showed up on Friday, and all of a sudden Kirsten cinemas in the lead. Now, look, I wasn't a real mixed Kelly fan, I think she was a weak candidate. But yet in Mira COPA county. This is Barry Goldwater country. We've got six years of Kirsten I love wearing a pink. Tutus cinema representing the great state of Arizona. We're gonna find out what's going to be happening in Florida and in Georgia. But most importantly, Florida right now that hot contentioned race regarding Nelson, and Rick Scott and Brenda Snipes, the fraudster. It's just a mess. It's a disgusting mess, and of course, Broward County, one of the most corrupt counties in the country is behind all of it. Now, the reason I'm saying drain the swamp is because you still have swamp creatures and monsters in and around Washington and one of them was just forced to resign. Thank god. And that's Jeff Sessions, President Trump, and I was pleased that the president cook his first steps, in fact, moving the agenda to drain the swamp further and. The forced resignation of Jeff Sessions came the very next day after the election. Now, of course, the mainstream media and the left they're saying that well, the only reason Donald Trump got rid of Jeff Sessions and appointed a temporary. A temporary acting AG is a ploy to stop the molar investigation. In fact, many or Saint Trump's appointment of the acting attorney general is unconstitutional, the president is a requirement to seek the senate's advice and consent for the nation's chief law enforcement officer and the person who will oversee the Mueller investigation. What many of those people don't realize is the attorney general serves at the pleasure of the president, and he can fire and hire as he so chooses. No, one sure gave a crap about Loretta Lynch and. Bill Clinton sitting on a plane for ninety minutes in Phoenix, Arizona, discussing just their grandchildren during the general election, the corruption with the Democrats is incredible to me. Incredible. And Matthew Whitaker. Now, the acting attorney general and everybody the mainstream media saying President Trump is doing this because he wants to fire a molar. Look. Here's the deal. He has the right? He can actually put a stop to this this witch hunts because look two years later friends, we have nothing, and I think pretty much everybody. Forgot there was even a Bob Muller that existed, but here's the bottom line. We have a new world order, and we have new world order puppets. I want you to listen to the insanity of these new world order puppets. And the questions that they ask the president. Can we run that clip MacKenzie? Up to him. What a stupid question. Stupid. You a lot you ask a lot of stupid. Mike. I'm glad the president said that was a stupid question because it is a stupid question. It was a stupid question. Mr President did you appoint Matthew Winokur to rain in the Bob Mueller investigation. What an idiot, but this is the way these idiots operate. This is the insanity of the new world order puppets. Now. Look, of course, the new world order puppets had to discuss this. They had to discuss the big bully. President Trump them mean racist and word sane President Trump. Let's run that clip MacKenzie. First of all a president.
"matthew whitaker" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"As we continue Greg Jarrett and David Schoener with us, you know, the acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker, the more. I read about them the more. He seems to be somebody that believes in equal Justice and application of our laws and while rod Rosenstein was busy appointing Muller to investigate the Russia gate hoax. Well, Whitaker was arguing that Hillary Clinton should have been indicted for compromising US national security with her illegal Email server. In other words, he was interested interested in prosecuting genuine criminal behavior, while Rosenstein Muller, and by extension, I guess sessions because he recused themselves. We're happy to let Hillary slide on these issues. What do you think that means for Hillary Clinton? Is there any statute of limitations Greg Jarrett, whether Arsim statute of limitations, however, she hid evidence in destroyed evidence which could arguably toll or extend the statute of limitations on many of the potential charges against her some have. Yeah. Got to run. So I think that this is a man Matthew Whitaker who wants to uphold the rule of law and the important principle that nobody is above the law, even those who are in law enforcement like Komi and McCabe and struck and page or and certainly you don't get a free pass or get out of jail free card simply because you held public office as secretary of state and ran for president which seems to be the argument of some I just like to say that for those who immediately like Schumer and Pelosi said, oh Whitaker has a conflict of interest. These are not lawyers. They've never bothered to read the law. I read the law. It's in my book and a conflict of interest. That's disqualifying is when somebody has a personal or professional relationship with a person involved in the case that, you know, making a comment about a case. Is not a conflict of interest under the law. So as usual humor and Pelosi and many in the media who said the same yesterday and today don't know what they're talking about. They're ignorant of the law. The new attorney general won't recuse himself from the Russia gay probe. He has been firm about that. What about what Pelosi Schumer Schiff Warner demanding of the DOJ and the FBI that they defy the president's declassification order, and that would be on the FIS warrants gang of eight materials and the three oh twos. And they would be unredacted in the American people get to see whether or not a fraud was committed on the court once and for all David Joe. Yeah. I mean, they're just dead wrong. Again, you know that that kind of talk is it kind of talk to raises a specter of a constitutional crisis. It is clear under the constitution and under all of the relevant statutes national security. And otherwise at the president is the ultimate arbiter of what gets declassified is every right to do it here. The American people not only should allow it. They should demand. It. The American people must know what these doctors say there's no ongoing investigation that this could disrupt were put at risk. The president wants the truth to get out. President wants the American people have all the facts, that's what they deserve. That's what investigation order require the last thing. I would ask is is it. So it is now possible that everything now gets on the table. How would that work because obviously House Democrats leading committees aren't gonna do it. Would it take? Special counsel appointed by the interim attorney general would it take it looking specifically into the issues of the corrupt abuse of power investigation that we have all been calling for as it relates to you know, Komi and all the top brass at the FBI, and you know, all these people that have been that we have been talking about DOJ, I mean, McCabe Komi page struck Brune, sore, etc. I mean is that all a possibility? It is a possibility is very simple could have it a couple of ways first the acting attorney general Mark Whitaker. Matt Whitaker, excuse me. Could simply present the evidence that has been accumulated. And there is a lot of it that the FBI and the department of Justice were using phony unverified fabricated evidence to spine American citizen that should be presented to a grand jury. Indictments should be. Rendered if there's sufficient proof, I just had a time guys. Thank you for being with us wish. I just didn't manage my clock while this half hour. Thanks for being with us. David shown, Greg Jarrett quick break, right back. We'll continue when we come back. More of the best of the Sean Hannity show. Stay too..
"matthew whitaker" Discussed on WTVN
"Right. As we continue Greg Jarrett and David Schoener with us, you know, the acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker, the more. I read about them the more. He seems to be somebody that believes in equal Justice and application of our laws and while rod Rosenstein was busy appointing Mueller to investigate the Russia gate hoax. Well, Whitaker was arguing that Hillary Clinton should have been indicted for compromising US national security with her illegal Email server. In other words, he was interested interested in prosecuting genuine criminal behavior, while Rosenstein Muller, and by extension, I guess sessions because he recused themselves. We're happy to let Hillary slide on these issues. What do you think that means for Hillary Clinton? Is there any statute of limitations Greg Jarrett, whether some statute of limitations, however, she hid evidence in destroyed evidence which could arguably toll or extend the statute of limitations on many of the potential charges against her some have yet to run. So I. I think that this is a man Matthew Whitaker who wants to uphold the rule of law and the important principle that nobody is above the law, even those who are in law enforcement like Komi in McCabe and struck and page or and certainly you don't get a free pass or get out of jail free card simply because you held public office as secretary of state and ran for president which seems to be the argument of psalm. I just like to say that for those who immediately like Schumer and Pelosi said, oh, Whitaker has a conflict of interest. These are not lawyers. They've never bothered to read the law. I read the law. It's in my book and a conflict of interest. That's disqualifying is when somebody has a personal or professional relationship with a person involved in the case that, you know, making a comment about a case is not a conflict of interest. Under the law. So as usual humor and Pelosi and many in the media who said the same yesterday and today don't know what they're talking about. They're ignorant of the law. The new attorney general won't recused himself from the Russia gate probe. He has been firm about that. What about what Pelosi Schumer shift Warner demanding of the DOJ and the FBI that they defy the president's declassification order, and that would be on the FIS awards gang of eight materials and the three hundred twos. And they would be unredacted in the American people get to see whether or not a fraud was committed on the court once and for all David Joe. Yeah. I mean, they're just dead wrong. Again, you know that that kind of talk is the kind of talk to raises a specter of a constitutional crisis. It is clear under the constitution and under all of the relevant statutes national security. And otherwise at the president is the ultimate arbiter of what gets declassified is every right to do it here. The American people not only should allow it. They should demand. It. The American people must know what? These doctors say there is no ongoing investigation that this could disrupt were put at risk. The president wants the truth to get out. President wants the American people have all the facts, that's what they deserve. That's an investigation. Water require the last thing. I would ask is is it. So it is now possible that everything now gets on the table. How would that work because obviously House Democrats leading committees aren't gonna do it. Would it take a special? Council appointed by the interim attorney general would it take it looking specifically into the issues of the corrupt abuse of power investigation that we have all been calling for as it relates to you know, Komi and all the top brass at the FBI, and you know, all these people that have been that we have been talking about DOJ, I mean, McCabe Komi page struck Brune, sore, etc. I mean is that all a possibility? It is a possibility is very simple could have it a couple of ways first the acting attorney general Mark Whitaker, Matt Whitaker, excuse me. Could simply. At present the evidence that has been accumulated, and there is a lot of it that the FBI and the department of Justice were using phony unverified fabricated evidence to spine American citizen that should be presented to a grand jury indictment should be rendered. If there's sufficient proof, I just out of time guys. Thank you for being with us wish. I just didn't manage my clock while this half hour. Thanks for being with us. David shown, Greg Jarrett quick break, right back. We'll continue..
"matthew whitaker" Discussed on KGO 810
"Victims more casualties. So we don't have an exact number. Thousand Oaks, California mayor Andy FOX, I'm John trout. Your next update is at the top of the hour or win it breaks. We'll be going live to Jim Roope who is at the scene and getting updates from investigators as well. He's also talking with witnesses again that's at seven this morning on K G O eight ten or when it breaks the resignation of Jeff Sessions as attorney general has potentially ominous implications for special counsel, Robert Muller's Russia investigation. Sessions chief of staff Matthew Whitaker is the new acting attorney general and before Whitaker joined the Justice department. He talked about ways in attorney general could theoretically stymie, the probe Marshall Phillips will have much more in just a moment. He is also following the press credentials were revoked for CNN's Jim Acosta, congressional leaders are savoring their wins and reflecting on their midterm losses. Correspondent Linda Kenyon has the story. I want to thank the president Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, speaking to reporters the morning after Republicans picked up some seats in a midterm elections to expand their majority in the US Senate, Senator McConnell says the partisan battle over the confirmation of. Now supreme court Justice. Brad Kavanagh also helped Republicans in the Senate minority leader, Charles Schumer, says Republicans maintained and strengthened their majority in the Senate. But that's just part of the story. Republicans lost women minorities and suburban voters and Schumer says the president shouldn't gloat too much because he did after all lose the house. And that's Linda Kenyon reporting for K G O a fugitive on the run for more than twenty years has been captured in the north bay. Federal officials say seventy year old Ronald Solanki and had been on the run since nineteen ninety five when he disappeared in southern California while in drug charges, the press democrat reports he had acquired a passport at that time using the name of a five year old child who died in nineteen fifty three. He was living under that name in Tacoma county, his whereabouts were unknown until early this year when he was arrested after his passport application filed in September two thousand seventeen came under scrutiny. Cagey is Terry rouse reports earlier this month, a judge sentenced to thirty months in prison for making false statements about his passport application. Oh, eight ten business.
"matthew whitaker" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"Last year. Deter told police they could shoot lawyers investigating his drug war Romo says the thirty four th lawyer to be killed since Detaille became president two years ago in Poland. The mayor of war saw is banning this year's annual March of far right groups the March, which stencil celebrates Poland's independence was attended by sixty thousand people last year with participants chanting slogans, including F off with the refugees and pure Poland white Poland, the March organizers vowed to go with the event on Sunday in defiance of the ban democracy. Now, we'll be broadcasting from Poland next month for the UN climate summit. And in Cameroon almost eighty students who were kidnapped Sunday in the north west of the country have been released by their captors. The school's principal and a teacher reportedly still held captive. No group has claimed responsibility for the abduction. But Cameron's government has blamed separatists who have been calling for secession of Cameron's anglophone regions in the majority French-Speaking country, and those are some of the headlines, this is democracy. Now democracy, now dot or the Warren peace report. I mean, he Goodman, and I'm mean, Shay, welcome to our listeners in view is around the country and around the world. President Donald Trump has fired attorney general Jeff Sessions replacing him with a Trump loyalist who's called special counsel Robert mothers Russia investigation of which hunt. Matthew Whitaker, formerly Jeff Sessions chief of staff will now take charge of the Russia inquiry. Trump announced the news on Twitter just hours after the midterm elections prompting questions about the future of the Russia investigation. And whether Trump will target Robert mother next some experts raising questions about the galaxy of putting Whitaker and charge rather than the department's number two deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein who had been overseeing the Russia probe. In a statement. The ACLU said quoting Jeff Sessions was the worst attorney general in modern American history period. But the dismissal of the nation's top law enforcement officials shouldn't be based on political motives and quote. Trump has repeatedly and openly attacked sessions recusing himself from the mother investigation into alleged Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election. This is Trump on FOX and friends earlier this year Jeff Sessions recused himself, which he shouldn't have done for should have told me, even my enemies say that Jeff Sessions should have told you that he was going to recuse himself then you wouldn't have put him in. He took the job. And then he said, I'm going to recuse myself. I said what kind of a man is this in two thousand sixteen Matthew Whitaker road enough Ed for USA today in which he wrote he would've indicted Hillary Clinton saying, quote, FBI directors judgment was that no reasonable prosecutor would bring the case. I disagree. He wrote Whitaker's also a close friend and former campaign chair for Sam Clovis when Clovis ran for public office in Iowa in two thousand fourteen Clovis who is the. Two thousand sixteen Trump campaign national co chair revealed earlier this year that he had been interviewed by Muller and testified for the molar grand jury in an interview with CNN last year. CNN was CNN comment. Whitaker was a CNN commentator. He speculated about sessions being replaced and funding to the Muller investigation. Being withdrawn Whitaker was then the executive director of the foundation of accountability and civic trust and organization with ties to the conservative billionaire coke brothers scenario where Jeff Sessions is replaced it with a recess appointment, and that attorney general doesn't fire Bob baller. But he just reduces the budget so low that his his Vesta Gatien grinds to almost Democrats who won control of the house in the midterms vowed to protect the molar investigation. Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer both cold for Whittaker's recusals. From the Muller probe for more on the implications of sessions departure, we're joined in New York by two guests. David Cole is the national legal director of the American Civil Liberties union professor of law and public policy at Georgetown University Law Center. His most recent book engines of liberty the power of citizen activists to make constitutional law speech on sessions out earlier this year and the New York review of books headline. Trump's inquisitor also with us Elizabeth Holtzman former US congresswoman from New York who served on the Watergate committee..
"matthew whitaker" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS
"CNN should be ashamed of itself. Having you working for them? You are a rude. Terrible person. You shouldn't be working to CNN. Go ahead. I think that's very rude person the way, you treat Sarah Huckabee is horrible and the way you treat other people are horrible, you shouldn't treat people that way. I think you should let me run the country you run CNN or if you did it. Well, your ratings. Let me ask you, Mr President, right? Are you worried enough? All right. So some heated words, the president and CNN reporter Jim Acosta was one of the things that happen out of the White House today. Hey, everybody, Kate Delaney. It is never born my friends. Never. That's why I love doing this thing sit behind this Mike and Jeff Sessions out. So now, there is fear about what's going to happen to the Russian pro. But and is Muller gonna go down next. So before we get into a Kosta. Let's talk about the attorney general Jeff Sessions. It it happened. You know, this is something that had been coming. Right. Is anyone completely shocked by at the timing? But that that happened. I don't think so so now the interim dude successor Matthew Whitaker. He is saying that this should be a limited inquiry sessions resigned and made it clear that he was booted because he said he resigned at the president's request. So then the Democrats were on the move warning that it has could derail Robert Muller. House. Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said. I'll tell you what Twitter exploded with this. I mean, just absolutely exploded. So New York Representative Jerrold Nadler, the ranking democrat on the House Judiciary committee said the president's action represented a perilous moment for the country. That Donald Trump may think he has the power to hire and fire whom every pleases, but he cannot take such acts action action rather of his termined that it is for the purposes of subverting the rule of law strutting Justice. So where does that? Where does that go? We, you know, we we don't know we do this. I did some digging on Whittaker in two thousand sixteen he said wrote actually that he believes Hillary Clinton should have been indicted over who use of a private Email server. He did another piece where he disagreed with FBI director because he was the FBI director James Comey saying that no reasonable prosecutor would would indict Clinton for handling classified documents as secretary of state on a private Email server. And he did another piece while serving as executive director of the foundation for accountability and civic trust where he talked about various things and the answer is we can dig and we can look, but it ultimately comes down to his his call. Well, I'll call as to whether Muller will wrap this thing up or not Susan Collins Republican from Maine said special counsel Muller must be allowed to complete his work that interference garlic of who the attorney general is. And that's the problem with all of this. I mean, listen this has been going on a long time. I've said this what comes out of the investigation. What are we going to? What are we going to see from this investigate? Gatien? And the the answer is we don't really know. There's nothing honestly nothing giant has leaked just innuendo and conversation. But where's the hard core? And that's honestly, that's you know, it's like show and tell so then show us when do you show us, and there may now be a? Pressed up get it done now or else kind of thing. It could be the or else moment could could could could be that. And the Matthew Whitaker. The guy who is serving as the acting attorney general was involved in a invention marketing company that the Federal Trade Commission said was a scam. It was called the world patent market world packet a world patent marketing, he sat on the advisory board there, and they had to pay twenty six million in a settlement after they said that they had deemed investors after the Federal Trade Commission said that Whitaker though wasn't named as defendants in the case of the firm, but court filing show that he got payments from the company just normal payments. Which is based in Florida. So. Does that you know, how much does that taint him or not? There were a lot of articles written about this. The Miami New times first reported his ties to the company so Whitaker is though the acting attorney general after Jeff Sessions announced his resignation at the president's request the reporter in talking about Jim Kosta. Kosta? He is. Is been denied the hard pass so access to the White House where you can easily get in and out that was revoked after the back and forth at the press conference. And you heard what the president had to say. And how he said it. I don't see any change in the weather there the. Talking about the way Sarah Huckabee Sanders was treated, and that's what the president said that. You know that that's not right. The way that you treat her and Kosta tweeted out, I've just been denied entrance to the White House secret service system for me, I cannot enter the White House grounds for my eight o'clock hit. So we'll see an have to do an end around. I don't know what you can really do there. I've explained this before but reporters who cover the White House. Get a hard pass to get easy entry and exit to the grounds because it would be not. There'd be too many time constraints of you're trying to do live shots, and that kind of thing. So whether he's going to get some other sort of entry who knows, but he was turned away at the gates the White House Correspondents Association reacted they released a statement saying that the revocation of his access is unacceptable. And the White House Correspondents Association said journals may use a range of approaches to carry out their jobs and the White House Correspondents Association says not police the tone of frequency of the questions members ask of powerful senior government officials including the president, and then they went on to say such interactions, however, uncomfortable, they may appear to be helped to find the strength of our national institutions, we urge the White House to immediately reverse this week and misguided action. I.
"matthew whitaker" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"But on the other hand on the other side of that, you have the fact that that Donald Trump put them in this job with a very clear expectation that he will not recuse himself. Look there are dozens of people at the Justice department that Trump could have picked to be the acting attorney Joe the natural choice would have been a deputy Turnage, whatever you just about every other president doesn't this circumstance? But there are other Senate confirmed people as well, he reached down into the Justice department to find this one person who has demonstrated public hostility to the Muller prob-. I suspect he has some assurance implicit maybe explicit that he that he will not that he will not recuse himself. And he the president thinks that on some of the close calls maybe on a close called whether to approve a subpoena to the president the close called weather to authorize the release of a report to congress. He thinks Matthew Whitaker will side with him the president and not with Bob Muller. And that's why I got this job. Well, Donald Trump might be the second Republican president to get this wrong. Because Richard Nixon believed. That Robert Bork was going to be his Matthew Whitaker in the Justice department has acting attorney general and blocked the special prosecutor's investigation. That is not what Robert Bork did. And I'm going to report later in this hour, exactly what Robert Bork. Did we will see if Matthew Whitaker is a Robert Bork? And if he is that's a good thing for America. Actually. I remember Matt Miller. Thank you both for joining us discussion tonight. Really appreciate it. And when we come back one of the big winners last night because he will now move into the majority of the house representatives is Eric's wall. Well, he will join us. Today. Carson.
"matthew whitaker" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
"But we also need to make sure that the molar investigation is protected that it's adequately funded. Unlike the position that Matthew Whitaker seem to take that Bob Mueller can continue to do his work should the acting attorney general this this guy, Matthew Whitaker who has been named by the president acting attorney general do believe he should recuse himself from the Muller probe given all the public statements. He's made going against that entire Russia investigation. Yeah. He absolutely should recuse himself, and I hope that the ethics office will make that clear to him and that he act with integrity. He's made some very damaging statements about the investigation about its usefulness about. Funding it about Bob Mueller himself. So yeah, the right thing to do would be for him to recuse himself. And allow the investigation to continue your party takes control of the house of representatives, the two months January if the president take steps to end the Muller probe should that lead to impeachment proceedings? Well, I have said for quite a while that I believe I've seen evidence of obstruction of Justice. And if it becomes clear that this is another move to shut down the Muller investigation than that is something that we'll have to seriously consider, you know, I think many folks in congress, both Democrats and Republicans have been waiting for Bob Muller to produce his report, and perhaps the actionable items in that. But if the president is not even gonna let Bob Muller get to that point then. Yes, that becomes a problem that combined with the fact with how he fired Komi what he's done on McCabe, rod Rosenstein, and others. There is a pretty strong case for obstruction of Justice here. The Senate majority of their Chuck Schumer said this up potentially could lead to a constitutional crisis. How do you see it? I mean, you know, wolf nobody nobody gets elected to congress and goes to congress. I think in order to be involved in a mess like this. Right. Nobody nobody wants that. So I hope the answer is that it doesn't happen. But at the same time the legislative branch does have to hold the president accountable. And we can't just allow somebody. You can't just allow the president to put a yes man in there. Who's going to shut down the mole investigation on his behalf. Is there anything congress could do at this point congressman to protect Muller and his investigation. Well, first of all adequate funding for the work that Bob Muller's doing there should also be legislation. There was a bipartisan Bill that was moving through the Senate. I believe that the White House basically squelched, but there should be legislation at this point the parties coming together the Senate that's controlled by Republicans the democratic house to protect Bob Muller and make sure that this investigation can continue through you got some Republican support for that effort. You know, the evidence from the past doesn't suggest that that's a great prospect. But I think it's important to realize that what happened yesterday is that the American people voted for divided government. They voted for a Republican controlled Senate and democratic controlled house. And it means that they won both parties to work together for the best of the country. Not the best of the president or even the best of the Republican party or the Democratic Party. But for the best of the country. Even if Whitaker doesn't end the Muller pro, but he's going to be overseeing it presumably now he could severely limit the scope or berry any report that Muller might release are you prepared to respond to that possibility in January? The Democrats will be the Geordie in the house of representatives, and they will have as we've been pointing out subpoena power. Yeah. Absolutely. We need to make sure that that doesn't happen. Look, you know, when you're in the majority, I think part of and when you're in divided government part of the trick is that you have to make sure that the politics of things doesn't overtake the substance of things we shouldn't be fighting with the White House just to fight with the White House or justify with the president. But at the same time, the American people deserve answers on these very important and consequential questions about who interfered with our democracy in two thousand sixteen and whether the president or his people had any role in that. So yes, if he oversteps his bounds. We have to make sure that we push back..
"matthew whitaker" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"Anti-catholic March madness we sixty five on this week tradition. I'll be joined by Kansas head coach Bill right now. That's probably one of the biggest weaknesses Of our. our team those guys get outside their comfort zone. He had been good talkers. And really being a great leader. Does he can lead, by example? But he also got to have some people take charge. God's alum. According to get better. Is three sixty five now at apple podcasts. And spotify. Welcome back to breaking news coverage of President Trump's firing of his attorney general Jeff Sessions. The two men had been at odds over sessions decision to listen to the ethics lawyers at the department of Justice and recused himself from the Russian investigation. Joining me on the phone is democratic Senator maisy Rono Hawaii, she serves on the Senate Judiciary committee, and she was reelected last night with I think just seventy seventy one percent of the vote. Senator congratulations, your reaction your reaction to today's developments. It didn't take long for the president to act immediately predictive self because it's always about him all the time every time. So I e fires Jeff Sessions. And then he as Matthew Whitaker as the acting attorney general very very troubling knowing mister Whitaker's us about the investigation. You know, it raises, of course, a conflict of interest. This is our to Whitaker, and it certainly goes to the obstruction of Justice by the president. So by congress has to pass legislation predicts investigation, so you you and your colleagues on the Senate Judiciary committee already passed out of the committee legislation to protect Muller, Senator Mitch McConnell. The majority leader did not bring it up. I think he said he didn't feel there was any need to do. So do you believe that there will be any appetite by Republicans to do? So and and will there be perhaps a push by somebody like you or others to do? So before the end of this congress when you lose even more seats in January. Muller in this nation, basically to protect any special counsel out of the judiciary committee in a bipartisan way. And the only reason that that McConnell then bait on the floor with he says, oh, well, we don't need to do that. Because nothing's going to happen to Muller. And I don't know what it take, you know, maybe a ton of bricks has to fall on McConnell fan before he realizes recognizes what is actually going on. So certainly expect that the Democrats in in the Senate as low as they Democrats in the house will push to protect because that has to go on and the president's actions are so blatantly political to protecting south. That is I said it didn't take long for him to to do it. Obviously your parties your power is being part of the party, the minority party in the Senate are limited compared to your democratic colleagues in the house who are going to soon have the majority. What do you want them to do that? You are not able to do. It'll be able to investigate what's going on with the president. And my friend Jerry Nadler who with whom I search for six years in the US house. I know that he has already said that he wants to know what the president's motives are. I think we can pretty much conclude. What is more Zarin that is to protect itself? So I spent Jerry Nadler to be chairing the judiciary committee in the in the house and then to proceed with the what he needs to do to get to the bottom of this and to protect investigation. Do you think that this is where it ends that the that he he appoints a Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general and Whitaker maybe tries to keep two tries to shrink or or contract. The the bounds of the Muller investigation. Or or do you fear that they're more is going to happen? Investigation continues that this is yet more actions by the president that goes to obstruction of Justice. Does it doesn't Trump have the right to have as attorney general whoever he sees fit as long as that person is ultimately confirmed by the Senate..