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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.
Former Acting AG Matt Whitaker leaves Justice Department
"KRLD. Former acting US attorney general Matthew Whitaker has left the Justice department. What occur had joined the department and the fall of twenty seventeen and was named the acting attorney general by. President Trump after he fired Jeff Sessions Whitaker had been reassigned. From the department's top position after attorney general. William bar was sworn in Whitaker had been serving as a senior counselor before he left the
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
"matthew whitaker" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Asked to approve any requests their action to be taken by the special counsel? Mr Chairman, I see that. You're five minutes is up. And so. We we we we I I'm here voluntarily agree to five minute rounds. Oh, what a classic moment. That was acting attorney general shorttimer Matthew Whitaker informing the chairman the org zone Jerrold Nadler that hey, sorry. I out of time. I mean, look we had these roles and you're done here. But thank you. Thanks for coming. Amazing. Course you heard the response of the room. And then I mean, the the news media went went mad at oh, my God, how dare you do responsible. But again, it was a beautiful moment. The best thing that came out of that hearing today. Was Matthew Whitaker being a shorttimer calling? It like he saw it saying what he could while holding back what he couldn't. And just don't take any crap. I mean, it was just gonna wanna dance let's dance. Let's go yet. You're out of time. Yeah. You can you even formulate a question? I'm not sure. Trying to gather your thoughts. Give you a second. Get your breath together. You don't have. I mean, it was that was what we had today. Now. I ramped up the the first segment talking about the potential for compromise. I have no idea. What's going to happen? 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, and some don't some say, it's terrible. But the single biggest thing again that that came out that say the union address and nobody's talking about your dozens of Democrats better. Freshman 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 get in 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. They are very different immovable objects here, and the facts are things are pretty good and people get it. Our economic growth the best since two thousand five our personal income growth is the best since nineteen eighty seven over the past many months. We had unemployment rates for the fallen 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 any more capitalism. Doesn't work. Well, now, it's just that. When you don't practice capitalism, it's not gonna work in. And so once we got back to something that can 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.
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.
"matthew whitaker" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"General have you ever been asked to approve any request their action to be taken by the special counsel. Mr Chairman, I see that. You're five minutes is up. And so. We we I'm here voluntarily agree to five minute rounds. Oh, what a classic moment. That was acting attorney general shorttimer, Matthew Whitaker. Informing the chairman the ozone Jerrold Nadler that the 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 respect one? But again, it was a beautiful moment. 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 mean, it was just kinda. Yeah. You wanna dance let's dance. Let's go. Yup. You're out of time. You can you even formulate a question, I'm not sure you're trying to gather your thoughts. Give me 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 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 you've dozens of Democrats that freshman 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 here, and 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 one thousand nine hundred eighty seven. Over the past many months, we'd had unemployment rates for the fallen 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 this thing is gaining traction. Because you can't get ahead anymore capitalism. Doesn't work. It's just that. When you don't practice capitalism? It's gonna work in. And so once we got back to something that 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 adjust for inflation. Divorce rate at forty two year, low something else that most folks. No. But it makes sense, right? Number one cause of divorces what money. So if your finances are in good shape, then your marriage be being 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 top to bomb the.
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 KYW Newsradio 1060
"Matthew Whitaker, testified before the House Judiciary committee today. Democrats grilled Whitaker about the Robert Mueller investigation, which he oversees lawmakers say Whitaker will likely be called back possibly under subpoena and the movement to start high school later is gaining. Steam w suburban bureau chief, Jim Melwert reports the push to change start times is based on sleep studies that show the average sleep cycle during adolescence shifts about two hours later, they are still going through Remm sleep up through approximately seven eight o'clock in the morning fictional school district superintendent, Dr Alan fatally says phoenixville recently. Voted to make the change to eight oh, five not quite the recommended eight thirty. But he says they spent about a year and a half reviewing data find get credible with clear benefits to the students. There's some findings are showing that the mental health. The students is improved when they get better sleep. There is research out there right now that shows that students who have a later school. Start time have a lower rate of car accidents, the union Ville chads Ford school district made the change in the two thousand seventeen eighteen school year board president Jeff hell wrong says while they're careful not to read too much into one year of data. They've seen many positives from the change literally nobody, and I have frequent contact with teachers students parents I haven't heard a single person wanna go back says students responded, positively to seventeen of twenty questions in the survey after the change. You says there's been less concussions and better attitudes. And I and less period. He also points out. They won three state championships in the entire history of the school, then won three state titles. The first year they made the change, but he's quick to add. They can't prove a connection there. At the suburban bureau, Jim Melwert, KYW NewsRadio compilation of breast milk research released this month points to the components that make it so beneficial YWCA Kuznits reports a compilation of research by Dr Filippini ca coolest was released this month in the newsletter milk, genomics, dance, bats, nurse researcher, and director of the lactation program at children's hospital of Philadelphia explains. The main finding is that breast milk contains stem cells, and the research has demonstrated that the stem cells can be absorbed. Enter the baby's brain stem cells can be grown in a Petri dish into different types of tissues surf you. Just imagine mom has pressing her baby every day her baby is consuming tens of thousands of stem cells so babies who are breastfed are getting brain power from their mothers. No that leads to improved health. And I do which is information. That's that's routinely explains. In the breastfeeding classes that she teaches I think it's really important for families to have a good understanding of the science of human milk. And how the milk works and how it benefits because for some women. Breastfeeding can be a lot of.
"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..
"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 KQED Radio
"What we do they target civilians, and we talk it's terrorist activities. The violence was sparked by Sunday Israeli special forces raid that killed two HAMAs commanders but also killed in Israeli Lieutenant Colonel and recent diplomatic progress. Both sides have been eager to address months of protests and a humanitarian crisis ninety seven percent of Gaza's water is undrinkable they're only four hours of trinity day. So Israel recently allowed shipments of diesel for Gaza's power plant and an infusion of dollars, so thousands of HAMAs. Civil servants could pick up. Months of back pay. But today that fragile progress must be rebuilt just like the buildings that both sides know could be targeted again. The PBS NewsHour mixture from President Trump fired off a series of Twitter taunts this morning, lashing out at the president of France over military spending and trade this comes two days after his notably tents visit to Paris. Mr. Trump mocked president Emmanuel Macron for proposing. An all European army and suggested that France has lost both world wars without the US military support the president also criticised French tariffs on US wine as not fair in a rare move first lady Melania Trump publicly call for the ouster of a senior White House official today. She issued a statement through her spokeswoman suggesting that the deputy national security adviser to the president myrow riccar. Dell be fired it read quote. It has the position of the. The first lady that she no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House. No specific reason was given but it was widely reported that this stem from Ricardo's handling of the first lady's trip to Africa last month. The state of Maryland filed a legal challenge today to block President Trump's choice to be the acting US attorney general Matthew Whitaker from holding the post the lawsuit contends that Whitaker's appointment, violates a federal succession law, and that the post should go to deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein was already been confirmed by the Senate Whitaker had been chief of staff to former attorney general Jeff Sessions with the president fired last week. CNN sued. The Trump administration today for revoking correspondent, Jim Acosta's? White House press pass claiming that his first amendment rights were violated the White House streptococcus press credentials following a heated exchange at the president's news conference last week. In a statement press secretary, Sarah Sanders, accused CNN of grandstanding and insisted that the White House will quote, vigorously defend itself. Democrat Kirstin cinema has won the Zona Senate contest putting an end to a race that has been too close to call for almost a week in a pickup for her party cinema narrowly edged out Republican congresswoman Martha mcsally to fill the seat vacated by outgoing Republican Jeff flake cinema celebrated her victory last night in Phoenix. She was the first woman from Arizona to ever be elected to the US Senate. Arizonans had a choice between two very different ways. Forward one focused on fear and party, politics and one focused on Arizona and the issues that matter to every day families, Arizona rejected what has become far too common in our country. Name-calling petty personal attacks and doing and saying whatever it takes just to get elected. Meanwhile, in Georgia, a federal judge has extended the deadline to certify election results for that state's hotly. Contested governor's race until Friday and in Florida officials are racing to meet later Thursday deadline for recounts in both the Senate and governor's races. We'll get the latest on Florida's recount later in the program envoys from Britain and the European Union have agreed to propose Brexit deal after months of stalled negotiations. British Prime Minister Theresa may will present the terms of the withdrawal to her cabinet tomorrow. But it's fate remains unclear since it still must be approved by her cabinet and by the British parliament and then ratified by the EU. The UK is set to leave the block on March twenty ninth. There is word that airplane manufacturer Boeing. Fail to tell pilots about a computer software issue that is believed to have played a role in the deadly crash of an Indonesian jetliner. The Wall Street Journal reported today that pilots were not informed until after last month's incident which killed all one hundred and eighty nine people on board experts said that a new automated flight control future can rare occasions caused the seven thirty seven to take a nosedive or crash Boeing is working to fix the software. The trial of notorious Mexican drug Lord, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman got underway today in New York and the tight security. Opening statements were delayed after a juror had to be dismissed mind has pleaded not guilty to charges of drug trafficking conspiracy to murder and money laundering. If convicted sixty one year old could face life in prison. The US Environmental Protection Agency today announced new plans to limit pollution from heavy duty trucks. It is one of the Trump administration's first efforts to regulate the industry rather than rollback environmental rules. The has not updated its standards for nitrogen oxide emissions for big rigs in nearly two decades and stocks extended their losing streak on Wall Street today, led by a steep drop in oil prices. The Dow Jones industrial average lost one hundred points to close at twenty five thousand to eighty six the NASDAQ gained a fraction of a point and the S and P five hundred slipped four so to come on the news hour, what.
"matthew whitaker" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"General Matthew Whitaker replace Jeff Sessions last week after he resigned at the request of President Trump Democrats wants to know if the Justice Department's ethics office advise acting attorney general Matt Whitaker about his oversight of the special counsel investigation. Whitaker now oversees the special counsel probe replacing deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein, House Republicans, including Darrell Issa alleged Rosenstein was disqualified because of his role in the president's firing of FBI director Komi on the ethics questions. Adjusts department spokesperson said Whitaker is fully committed to consulting with officials on his oversight role on the legitimacy of his appointment at DOJ officials said Whitaker is eligible under the federal vacancies reform act in Washington, Catherine Herridge, Fox News interior secretary. Ryan Zinke saying he's one hundred percent confident. No wrongdoing will be found in pending ethics investigations, the former von Tanna congressman navy seal faces a number. Of probes including one involving dealings between a foundation he created and the chairman of an energy company to MLB players have earned rookie of the year honors sensation beating out to New York Yankees for the Jackie Robinson rookie of the year. Ward. In the American League is Elliott. Angels pitcher and designated hitter Shohei Otani took AL rookie of the year honors from the Baseball Writers Association of America, Monday, Otani, throughs, interpreter on MLB network. Accomplices helping this special first year means a whole lot to me Otani beaten out Miguel and gleyber Torres for the rookie of the year award in the National League Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald kunia junior took the rookie honors over one soda of the Washington nationals and Walker bueller of the LA dodgers. Matt Napolitano, Fox News off season job for New York. Mets minor leaguer Tim T-bill two thousand seven Heisman Trophy winner. And former NFL quarterback will host million dollar mile a ten episode physical competition shell layer on CBS. I'm.
"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 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..