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"mcgann mcgann" Discussed on Mueller, She Wrote
"So to be clear. Mr Trump has no financial relationships with any Russian oligarchs got. That's what he said. That's what that's obviously with. Our position is. I'm not aware all any of those activities. I I have been called a surrogate time material and that campaign and I didn't have not have communications with the Russians to get involved with Putin have nothing to do with Putin. I've never spoken open to him. I don't know anything about him other than he will respect me Russia. If you're listening I hope you're able to find the thirty thousand emails emails that are missing so it is political your communist know Mr Green Communism is just a red herring all members of the oldest profession capitalist hello and welcome to Miller she wrote and our special coverage of the redacted report. I'm your host. Ag and with me as always always jealous Johnson and Jordan Coburn new. Hey guys doing good good good sweet. Yes all right today. We're GONNA cover volume two sections. I and J pages just one hundred thirteen to one thirty three suppository. Okay welcome back so section I covers trump ordering mcgann to deny that he tried to fire Mueller Muller and section Jay is about trump's conduct toward Flynn manafort and a redacted name which I believe to be Roger Stone because it's redacted for harm to an ongoing matter and stones trial doesn't begin until November member fifth and right now we're in the September twelfth timeframe of twenty nineteen so just so you know when you're listening twenty years from now and when we're on some MSNBC documentary you have have the dates yes. We're two months away from his trial. Yes so let's kick this off with the evidence that trump directed mcgann to lie about his attempts to fire Mueller with section I I of the evidence on page one thirteen beginning with the press reporting that you know trump tried to fire the special counsel that subsection one and on January twenty fifth twenty eighteen the New York Times reported that in June twenty seventeen the president ordered mcgann to have the Department of Justice Fire Muller according to the article quote amid mid the first wave of news media reports that Mr Mueller was examining the possible obstruction case the president began to argue that Mr Mueller had three conflicts of interest that disqualified him from overseeing the investigation Shen unquote the article further reported that after receiving the president's order to fire Mr Muller White House Counsel Don mcgann refused to ask the Justice Department to dismiss the special council saying he would quit instead the article stated that the president ultimately back down after the White House counsel threatened to resign rather than carry out the directive and trump dismissed that dot news as fake then that's one way to put it trump dismissal. I Love Muller. He's like I take your question. Trump said it was fake. The next day the Washington Post reported on the same stuff but they added that mcgann had not told the president directly that he intended to resign rather than carry out the directive to have special counsel terminated aided in that respect the post story clarified the time story which could be read to suggest that mcgann had told the president of his intention to quit causing the president to back down from the order to have special counsel fired tired so those are the two conflicting stories from times in the post onto subsection to about trump trying to have mcgann publicly dispute the press reports both of them on January twenty sixth two thousand eighteen the president's personal lawyer called mcgann's attorney and said that the president wanted mcgann to put out a statement denying he had been asked to fire Mueller and that he threatened to quit in protest mcgann's attorney spoke to mcgann and then called trump's lawyer back to say he wasn't going to do that because the time story was accurate why God Hicks Hicks recalled telling trump that one of his attorneys at spoken to mcgann's attorney about the issue so hope picks back that up that you know they've spoken about the reporting and mcgann told her the article was was accurate and he was going to refute it so now we've got a couple of people saying that mcgann said the New York Times article was correct the following week previous appeared on meet the press and said he didn't recall trump overseeing he wanted to fire Mueller trump called him up and told him good job and then I never said any of those things about special counsel on February Fifth Breath Twenty eighteen trump complained about the times article to Rob Porter saying the article was bullshit. trump said that mcgann it says that in the report Bullshit that's not my a little flair trump said that mcgann leaked to the media to make himself look good the president then directed porter to tell mcgann to create a record to make it clear that the president never directed mcgann onto fire the special counsel porter thought the matter should be handled by the White House Communications Office. The president said he wanted mcgann to write a letter to the file for our records and end wanted something beyond a press statement to demonstrate that the reporting was inaccurate. President referred to mcgann is a lying bastard and said that he wanted a record from him reporter recalled trump saying something to the effect if he doesn't write the letter. Maybe I have to let him go. Oh my God at this point in the report of course it's been confirmed he one hundred hundred percent asked him again to fire Mueller yes but he didn't use the word fire and we'll get into that the next day February sixth Kelly scheduled time from again to meet with him and the President in the Oval Office to discuss the Times Article the morning of the meeting. The president's personal council called mcgann's attorney said the president was going to be speaking with mcgann mcgann could did not resign no matter what happened in the meeting weird and then the president began the Oval Office meeting by telling mcgann That The New York Times story didn't look good now that it was fake. It just didn't look like I'm not a frigging reported. Take it up with them and mcgann needed to corrected mcgann called the recall. The president said I never said to fire Mueller. Yeah I never said fire. The story doesn't look good. You need to correct this. You're the White House counsel and in response mcgann acknowledged that he had not told trump directly that he planned to resign but that the story was otherwise accurate so now mcgann is refuting the New York Times report that he told trump directly he was going to resign but he didn't tell him that directly the president but the president did say a have his lawyer Com against no matter what he can't resigned during this meeting so the president asked me again. Did I say the word fire and mcgann responded. What you said was call? Rod Rosenstein Tell Rod that Muller has conflicts and can't be special counsel. The president responded. I never said that trump said he merely wanted began began to raise the conflicts issues with Rosenstein. Leave it to him to decide what to do. mcgann told the president he did not understand the conversation that way and instead he heard call Rod. There's conflicts conflicts muller has to go the president asked mcgann whether he would do a correction and mcgann said no thought the president was testing his medal to see how you know committed mcgann was has to what happened Kelly described the meeting as a little tents. Oh yeah there's a little tense. The president also asked mcgann sorry I just just had a little tense view of my head. You know how to pitch a tent. All like camping is intensely yeah that kind of cute little the president also asked him why he told Muller's team that the president had told him to have the special counsel removed mcgann responded he had two and that his conversations the president were not protected by attorney client privilege the president then asked what about these notes. Why do you take notes lawyers? Don't take notes. I've never had a lawyer who took notes. Let's Shady Shadier. Fuck voice recordings in McGee. Totally mcgann responded that he keeps notes because he's a real lawyer explained that notes create a record and they're not a bad thing. The President President then said I've got a lot of great lawyers Roy Cohn he didn't take notes and he was totally disbarred. After after the Oval Office meeting concluded Kelly recalled called mcgann telling him that he and trump did have that conversation mcgann recalled that Kelly's he said that he pointed out to that to the president after the Oval Office that mcgann had hadn't backed down and would not budge following the meeting and trump's lawyer then right after the meeting called mcgann's lawyer trump's lawyer called mcgann's lawyer and related the president was fine uh-huh with mcgann so that is sort of the the evidence about this whole creating a false document you know pressuring mcgann and mcgann Dan was going to quit and but apparently what he's establishing here is that mcgann didn't directly tell the president he was going to resign because of this the president knew and I think we'll find that out out when we go over the analysis of the evidence as soon as we're back from a quick word from our sponsor whether you're getting ready to move spring cleaning or Marie Condo in your life which I'm doing because summer is now over Europe probably a lot like me. 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"mcgann mcgann" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Tonight, the president tries to walk back, his willingness to accept campaign, dirt from a foreign power while trashing his former White House counsel, who happens to be a giant potential witness for the Democrats, plus the lasting impact of Trump's all out assault on the FBI and the man in charge of the agency who the president diminished again just this week. And the stage is now set for two nights of democratic debates at an art center in Miami, two separate matchups of ten you'll need a program and tonight we are that program as the Friday edition of the eleventh hour gets underway. Well, good evening, once again, from our NBC news headquarters here in New York, day, eight, seventy six of the Trump administration. This happened to be the president, seventy third birthday, and while the cleanup effort continued stemming from the damage done when the president said, of course, he'd accept dirt on political opponents from a foreign power. Today's news was more dominated by an attack by the president on a very high value. Target Don Mcgann Mcgann has returned to private practice after serving his Trump's White House counsel. He knows a thing or two because he saw a thing or two in that job. His testimony to Muller was so valuable, he was quoted in the Muller report, more than any other witness and emerged, really as one of the reports day facto narrators after testifying for over thirty hours about what he witnessed inside the Trump White House began described how Trump had urged him to pressure. G O J to get rid of Muller by insisting that he raised that Trump insisted were Muller so-called conflict. Of interest. Well today, we heard Trump deny mcgann's account to ABC news and George Stephanopoulos as he essentially accused the former White House counsel of lying while under oath to the special counsel. He lays out a lot of evidence including the episode where you ask your White House counsel, Don, Mcgann, you tell him Muller has to go you. Call him twice Dan's a Muller has to go. Call me when it's done. It was never gonna fire mother. I never suggested firing Muller, do, what excuse I don't care what he says doesn't matter that was to show everyone. What a good counsel he was. Why would we had a business would lie under oath? Why would you lose your wanted to make himself? Look like a good lawyer or or he believed it because I would constantly tell anybody that would listen, including you, including the media that Robert Mueller was conflicted. Robert Muller had a total con- hassle. I, I never I didn't say that. The Muller report notes, nearly half a dozen other witnesses testified to the president's intent to remove Robert Mueller the special counsel, close Trump allies like Chris Christie Ryan's Priebke, Steve Bannon, as well as meticulous. No takers, like. Donaldson mcgann's, former chief of staff, our NBC news colleague, Peter Alexander obtained a response to Trump's comments from a person close to White House counsel, Don, Mcgann who said this, and we quote, Trump doesn't actually contradict Don in any meaningful way. All he does all he says, is that he didn't tell Don to fire Muller. Don never said that he said that Trump told him to call, rod Rosenstein, and say these conflicts are too much and Muller needs to go source goes on to say it's just fantasy land..
"mcgann mcgann" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Residents. So, for example, here in rural township at this place can get seven. These towns can get more than what they're alloted though. But there's an extra step Carol. The liquor license these approval from the and the township. All right. Thanks to him. But former White House counsel Don Mcgann ignored a congressional subpoena to testify to the House Judiciary committee yesterday. He's the second no-show at the direction of the Trump administration following suit with the Torney general bar. Now committee chair Jerrold Nadler, says his subpoenas are not optional says he's going to take this to court a local member of that committee says, Mcgann mcgann's no-shows prompted her to join those calling for congress to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump. Here's KYW's, David Madden democrat, Mary gay, scaling is reached what she calls an inflection point given not just MacKenzie absence. But the ongoing effort by President Trump in the administer. Gration to work Congress's inquiry at of return. We have a job to do the time has come. When I think, in many of my colleagues think that we need to open and impeachment inquiry news. The first local member of congress suggests the move, she says many of her colleagues are also feeling the heat from back home in the last couple of weeks. It should be noted that her decision does not necessarily lead to a call to actually impeach the president. Not yet. Anyway, this point if the move gets that far and is blocked in the Republican controlled Senate. She says congress has to do the right thing, regardless of political consequences. David Madden, KYW NewsRadio Jackie Nerius spent more than two decades, patrolling the sidelines at division, three Cabrini university in Radnor is the head coach of both the women's women's lacrosse and field hockey teams. Now, she's picked up more than five hundred combined wins. Haywire ws Matt Leon sat down with her to talk about her career and reflect on her battle with and victory over Hanser to me. Everyday's beautiful every day gift. You know what I'm not saying, you're not going to bed days, cone, that would be realistic, but yes, it has changed me in many, many levels that feeling that first year that you have is amazing because, you know that you, you beat something and you are lucky to wake up every day. So sometimes I don't want to miss it, but that was such a unique feeling. You know, it's almost like when you get a win, you feel great does disappear later, you forget about it. So there are times when I do forget the New York Times when I'm moved to tears because I do I'll see something. One of my kids doesn't, I'm like, well, my here to see this, in checkout, Matt's full interview with Jackie.
"mcgann mcgann" Discussed on 710 WOR
"It's an election lawyer concerted back to this formerly employed by the USDA O J under the George W Bush administration. Please welcome j Christian Adams to the program Christian. How are you Joe conscious wheel New York, Joanne Lees some doing good? So I'm sure you've been watching like the country has what's been going on in Washington. The last two days, obviously, attorney general bar goes before the Senate Judiciary committee on Wednesday. Obviously that was explosive very tense went on for about eight hours afterwards bar said, he was not going to appear before the House Judiciary committee. Citing that staffers shouldn't be able to ask him questions where you have a Jerry Nadler, for instance, who last check isn't attorney, and there are many attorneys on that judiciary committee that are very capable of doing that. And plus maybe he just saw this thing for what it was which was the circus that it was becoming for political gain. So what do you see here? How do you unpack it? And where do we go from here? Well, don't forget the attorney general of the United States has pretty wide discretion in deciding what sort of reports come out of the Justice department. He is not an independent elected branch of government. And so for some of the more outlandish conclusions that may have been in that report, the attorney general obligations to review it. What do I see? I mean, look, I've testified the House Judiciary committee. I did so couple months ago, and the last thing you want to get to the bottom of anything to have some of these staffers who who line the back wall during hearings driving the show Jerrold Nadler, at least has some measure of of shall we say decorum. But when it comes to the staffers, you're dealing with some of the most partisan rabid people in the entire city of Washington DC, sorry to what exactly was the problem for allowing staffers that are staffed work. For the congressmen and women to allow them to ask some questions. I believe they were going to be limited to thirty minutes asking questions of attorney general bar. It's lawyer upon lawyer follow-up cross examination questions that would then inform their bosses Nadler in the other the other congressmen and women on the sit on the committee members of the committee for starters. And when you have a hearing of of that nature. That's why you elect people to congress to conduct the hearing. It's just it's very rare that staffers are the ones driving hearings. I mean, sometimes it happens behind closed doors, and there's a deposition like the house oversight committee engaged in the previous congress were staffers would play a role there. But these are public hearings and their public hearings of the members of the committee, not the employees of congress who who who might ask some really good questions. It's supposed to be hearing of congress, not hearing of Congress's employees. Christian. The committee though, voted twenty one to fourteen to allow staff cans council to ask these questions. And that is a legislative prerogative to be able to say this is how we're going to run our committee. That's the legislative branch able to do what they kind of want to do and run the way they want to run it. So now is the attorney general sort of allowed to come in and say, well, we're just not going to abide by legislative rules. Well, I mean, I remember Senator Strom Thurmond his staff used to write his questions on index cards. And if you wanna see something real fun, go back and watch those hearings where rebe index card and ask the question. I mean in the end staffers have the ability to get their questions asked. I don't understand. Why would be such a controversy to actually have the members of congress conducting a congressional hearing actually ask the question. And we're talking with Christian Adams, former US department of Justice lawyer under George W Bush a Christian. That's the thing. Right. I mean, if Bill bar volunteers to appear before this committee, and the already appeared before the Senate when people say he's scared and somebody actually puts a chicken where he was supposed to be sitting or, you know, obviously, a dollar one Kentucky Fried Chicken that just shows the children that we have as our lawmakers in some regards. But when you've all tear doesn't that mean negotiation in other words, okay? Yeah. All appear, but it's not going to be completely. And totally by the rules that you said and from what I've seen for two hundred and six years staffers. Don't ask questions in open House Judiciary committee's. It's never happened before. So there is Preston here. Correct. Well, I mean, look you had you had Watergate council in the in the seventies. Asking questions open hearings, though televised. There were there were that was the Senate though. Correct. Well, I think it might have been in. We'll definitely is in front of the Senator from North Carolina. Right. The house. I think it's unprecedented. But but regardless I see your point as far as context Senate Halley. You're exactly right. If you're if you're appearing voluntarily you I appear voluntarily in front of congress about once or twice a year. And you know, I can say no, I'm not going to say, no, I'm not going to answer questions. If you wanna find another witness, go ahead. But if you if you if you don't like it the national subpoena. I mean, that's the alternative. That's how the system is supposed to work is congress has subpoena power, and let them subpoena, the attorney general do you do you think that he will appear eventually Christian? Why do I mean this is not going to be some sort of situation where the attorney Joel never shows up. I mean, look mad ignored the house roles. He didn't one regular water. He didn't want debates on amendments. It was going to be my way or the highway and general bar said, no we're going to play by standard operating procedure. If you want me to testify voluntarily and we're speaking with j Christian Adams Christian, I'm curious. Do you think that Democrats there's a pull out yesterday saying that seventy percent of democratic voters favor impeaching the president, regardless of dough collusion being found between president President Trump's associates and Russia is this something that you think the Democrats just because of that pressure from the left flank of their party will pursue or will cooler. Heads prevail. Will never prevail on this issue, the left flank of the democrat party is in in in fold arrangements. It it is not possible to bottle it back in. And that's why you have these outlandish positions being taken strangely from a lot of congress members of congress from New York City for some reason, and you're just going to have this this intensification of polarization because you know, it was rabbit as they are in their hatred of the president anything he touches the president's supporters are equally rabbit, and they're supportive him. And so it's a precarious situation where the country grows even more polarized. And frankly, it looks like people are happy to to increase the levels of polarization by forcing issues like this in most. I look I I've gone on the networks any number of times. Frankly, the issues is seem so played out. I mean, it seems to me to be done issue, but not to Jerrold Nadler, not and not to his base. So I think we're gonna hear. A lot more of it. It seems like the president makes it more of an issue by saying he's not gonna let his former White House counsel Mcgann testify, you know, that he's that mccan. He's denying statements that he made Mcgann Mcgann said that he made it seems like he's the one that's dragging it on if they're if the investigation would just begun. We done fairly quickly. It would seem to me. I'd hardly consider a client of an attorney asserting his privilege. Not have that attorney testify about things he said dragging it on when when it's Mcgann who's being dragged in front of people to testify the person dragging it on as the person who wants to break, the attorney client privilege between the president is lawyers. So Don Mcgann, it can't testify about things that his client said did testify or did speak to Muller's team thirty hours. Executive privilege on that. On those matters. He's already waived executive privilege roll, the president can assert executive privilege any moment. He doesn't wave it and can't wave at permanently that he's already waived executive privilege on those matters, not on everything. But on those matters he had and we'll have to leave it there. Jay Krishna election. Lawyer conservative activists DOJ under George W Bush. Thanks so much for joining us Christian, very good. And we come back lease more on the hottest story of the day. Or in this case coldest carbel eighty five cent ice cream cones, why eighty five cents we tell you next on seven ten w o r seventy seven percent of rural counties lack sufficient primary healthcare. Blue Cross Blue shield is working to.
"mcgann mcgann" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Asked you whether a president deliberately impairing, the integrity or availability of evidence would be obstruction, and you responded. Yes. And this is a different take on Senator Feinstein's question. Would causing Mcgann the White House counsel to create a false record. When the president asked ordered him to have the when Mcgann he told them to deny reports righty tells Mcgann deny report that the president ordered him to have the council fired. If you don't see that as as obstruction and directing him to change testimony. Do you think that would create a false record to impair the integrity of evidence, which it fails? The evidence would not be sufficient to establish any of the three elements there, I it's not sufficient to show a obstructive act because it is unclear whether the president. Knew that to be full. In fact, the president's focus on the fact that I never told you fire again, did I ever say fire? I never told you to fire Mcgann mcgann's Mcgann. I'm getting it something about impairing the integrity of the evidence. I just see it as different. This is the second thing. There's no I it's hard to establish the next to the preceding because he already had testified to the to the special counsel he'd given his evidence. As the report itself says there is evidence that the president actually thought and believe that the times article was wrong, that's evidence on the president's side of the ledger that he actually thought it was wrong and was asking for its correction. It is also possible. The report says that the president's intent was directed at the publicity, and the press the government has to prove things beyond a reasonable doubt. And as the report shows. There's there's ample evidence on the other side of the ledger that would present prevent the government from establishing that okay, again, I look at the totality of the evidence. And when you look at it, it is a pattern and that is different than having one incident. Thank you, Mr Chairman, Amy klobuchar questioning attorney general William bar judiciary committee live centers this. Thank you, Mr Chairman general bar, I'd like to go back to to Russia and your opening statement laid out some of what the GR you had done what military Russian military intelligence had done in terms of hacking. I'd also like to look at some of the oligarchy and some of the corruption so closely aligned with Putin volume one pages one hundred twenty nine one hundred and forty four largely about Dera pasta. Can you tell us who he is? And what is objectives are? I'd rather not get get into that in this open setting. Well, all these quote, the department of treasury because this is a public document so designated individual he's possesses a Russian diplomatic passport. He regularly claims to represent the Russian government. He's an aluminum and other metals billionaire, and he's been investigated by the US government and violator of our allies for money laundering. He's been accused of threatening the lives of his business rivals. He's been charged with illegal wiretapping taking part in extortion and racketeering schemes. He's bribed government officials. He's ordered the murder of a businessman, and he has many links to Russian organized crime. So I think we can in an open setting at least agree that he's a bad, dude. Right. This is a is a bottom feeding scum sucker. And he has absolutely no, I'll take your laugh as agreement. He has absolutely no alignment with the interests of the US people at our public. So. The section of volume one that deals with nominally Paul Manafort, but it's really about their pasta. I would like you to help us have an American public one. Oh, one understanding of what is an isn't allowed. So Paul Manafort is hired by pasta extensively for things related to the UK, and they have a bunch of failed. Visit business ventures together. It looks like overtime. But he's on the payroll of a Russian oligarch that has interest completely misaligned with the American government, the American people and with the interest of NATO, and he's on his payroll is it permissible for someone to be paid by somebody who's basically an enemy of the United States? And then could that individual volunteer and start to donate their time and talent and expertise to campaign in the US? And I mean this let me interrupt for a second. So one of the things that I think is painfully tragic about a hearing like this. I think the vast majority of the American people are going to tune it out, and those that pay attention are gonna. Think the only two takeaways you need to know is a bunch of people were pro-trump before they came and they stayed pro-trump. But a bunch of people were anti-trump before they came, and they stayed anti-trump. And we didn't dig into any of what the report actually says I think these four hundred and forty eight pages say a whole bunch of really important things about intelligence operations against the United States people in our public and our government and our public trust. And I think it isn't just about two thousand sixteen they're important questions about two thousand sixteen Lindsey German Graham, summarized at the beginning how much money and time was available to the special counsel in his team to do their work. So there are bunch of factual matters about two thousand sixteen that matter, but if one of the most important things, we take away from this isn't that we're gonna be it needs to be that we're going to be under attack again in twenty twenty and it isn't just gonna be Russia who's pretty clunky at this stuff. But it's also overtime likely going to be China who's going to be much more sophisticated about this stuff. Can you help us understand what is legal and illegal about foreign intelligence services being involved in US elections, and what should American people? The American public, and especially American campaign, operatives know about what's appropriate not appropriate to take in the form of help from foreign intelligence agencies. I mean, that's a that's a very broad topic. What is legal and illegal could refine it a little bit you talking about what kind of what kind of propaganda got kind of thing coming into the country. Could obviously make. Put money into into foreign money, obviously into a campaign, you could you take could Russia China, I'm making up a country decided to come into the United States and look at all the political talent make a database, by the way, the opium hack in two thousand fourteen tells us the Chinese government is actively involved in creating databases of people they can potentially use as leverage against American citizens. More than twenty million people are already in this five recruitment database of the of the communist party of China. Could they come in and build a database of all campaign operatives in the US and some foreign entity just decided to hire all of them. And then say, why don't you go and volunteer for this campaign and you'll go and volunteer for that campaign. Could we have campaign chairman and women running around the US US citizens who have campaigned talent and experience paid for by foreign entities. Just choosing to volunteer on campaigns going forward is that legal. If time is paid for for the purpose of participating in the campaign. I wouldn't think it's legal, but given how sleazy so much of the city is in a whole bunch of people live on retainers of fifteen and twenty and thirty thousand dollars a month. Is it always obvious? What you're paid for versus what you do. So some Russian oligarch just decides to start putting American campaign personnel on retainer payments and say we may need you to lobby for something somewhere in the future. We've got views about oil pipelines and natural gas pipelines into Germany would just hold you on retainer. And by the way, the fact that you're a person who likes to work for specific campaigns and certain parties and causes feel free to go in vocational, and do whatever the heck you want whenever you want. Is that is that a place we should head is is that allowed under US law today. I mean, it depends on the specific circumstances. The nature of the agreement with the who the person is representing they represented the interests of a foreign government or they foreign agent. Who are they registered? I mean, we could. A slippery area. And we could sit here all day and without specific. I only have seven minutes. I don't I don't get all day. But you're the chief law enforcement officer, the United States government. And I think it would be helpful for us to have a shared understanding as we head toward the twenty twenty election of what campaign operatives should well understand is beyond the pale. So if if the Chinese government decides to start hacking into twenty twenty campaigns, I would hope there's clarity from the department of Justice about whether or not democratic campaign presidential campaigns, and whether or not the Trump reelection campaign are allowed to say, hey, we're interested in this hack material going forward. I think we need to have clarity about a question like that. And I think as somebody who sits judiciary of it on the intelligence committee. I think there are a bunch of counterintelligence investigations happening right now in the United States where campaigns don't really understand what the laws are. And I think we need a lot more clarity about it. Because I'm nearly at time at least give it to you. As this version has a precise question under the presidential transitions. Act. Once you have a democratic nominee for. President and a Republican nominee for president one of the things that we do is we start to brief them on in the event that you would become the president-elect you will need to know where we are in different national security issues. Should we be adding to the presidential transition act counter intelligence briefings for campaigns as they become the nominee in a much more detailed way than the response. You had about the bureau's efforts when Senator Cornyn asked if defensive briefings were given should we the congress be thinking very intensely about authorizing the ability of the bureau and a shared broader context, but with the bureau or homeland security probably being the interface entity should nominees for the highest office in the land heading into twenty twenty be receiving regular counter intelligence briefings on the fact that foreign intelligence services are going to surround people that are likely going to be people of influence and principal officers of the United States government should they win. Absolutely. I think the danger from. Countries like China Russia, and so forth is far more insidious than it has been in the past because of non traditional collectors that they have operating in the United States. And I think most people are unaware of how pervasive it is. And how what the risk level is. And I think actually should go far beyond even campaigns more people involved in government have to be. Educated on this. Thank you. I met time. But I would love to work with you in the broader intelligence community on that more. I think there are a number of members of the Senate intelligence committee who know what you're saying particularly about the Chinese government and their attempt to encircle lots of people who are going to have influence in the future. And I think we not just government effort, but as a whole of society effort to become much more sophisticated about what foreign intelligence services, and especially the Chinese are plotting for the future. If I could just say that the pattern is whenever there is an election, foreign governments and their operatives frequently descend on the people who they think could have a shot at winning, and it's it's common and and. Most chemical scenario is that they do try to make contacts and so forth. So and in a digital cyber era. You don't need a bar and a Hooker anymore. You can surround people digitally much easier. And we know that we're going to be having these kinds of attacks in the future. And we need to up our game. Thanks senator. Ben Sasse judiciary committee live with attorney general William bar, minus the bar Hooker will have hearings about all that stuff. Senator coons. Thank you, chairman Graham, thank you turning general bar, and I wanna follow up on some of that line of questioning from Senator Sassoon club, Sean..
"mcgann mcgann" Discussed on 710 WOR
"To. We'll get to President Trump will get to Bob Kraft. We've now seen the woman the video threats to leak it out. We'll get to the craziest new traffic plan to completely screw up Manhattan. And cause even more congestion. These idiots running things will get to the Robert deniro the Hillary. We'll get to the moron. Don, mcgann. We'll get to the hearings. We'll get to Biden looks like he's gonna what's today. Wednesday tomorrow looks like he's going to announce he's all set to go. He's going to get so messed up in the next few weeks. So President Trump mentioned yesterday's filed lawsuits against Elijah Cummings. The committee. He's suing the accounting firm the house, which is coming. Oversight. I think he's the oversight. Yeah. Nadler's judiciary? Can you imagine? This bumbling old Elijah Cummings is in charge of government oversight. Yeah. I feel good about that. So Cummings is the one I can't keep this all straight Cummings is the one busy with Michael Cohen. Neil is the ways and means committee. He's the one with the tax return deadline. What is what goes through? These guys heads issue a deadline. I want your Texas here by the sixty thrills. Well, of course, the president knows it. And then Nielsen all right. I want him here by the twenty second absolute deadline than the president, nor is it. Now, it's gonna come up with another deadline. What do they think this looks like two people? I guess they can subpoena it now, right? Not really what I would do. I don't know subpoenaed all you want to deliver it. In fact, President Trump is told all of his White House people not to testify or appear before any of these committees. I think one of them. I can't remember his name. A little known guy. He didn't show up and he's had a subpoena now. But so what you just throw them away. It's not a real subpoenas Elijah Cummings. It's Jerrold Nadler, you know, house of representatives throw it away course, you can member Eric Holder of attorney general for Obama. He did that all the time. He was held in contempt of congress seem to bother anybody. What happens after that nothing who first of all the president has a very good point. If you really want this investigated, I could see Muller. He's a lifetime professional at investigations. He brought in some of the most ferocious thorough. Investigators you've ever seen. They were really a partisan. And I don't think they were fair. I mean, there were two partisan. They were Hillary supporters Trump haters, but you can't argue that they weren't pretty good investigators. You can't argue that went pretty thorough, but this old bumbling Elijah Cummings. He's qualified to investigate anything this Joel Nadler, this waddling swamp idiot his he qualified to investigate and if you had a terrible crime. Committed. Would you bring in Elijah Cummings and Jerrold Nadler to investigate it for you? The the question is this congress have the right to do this kind of oversight really know, and when they said government oversight committee. I think they meant find out why we spend a million dollars a mile to pave a road when it's only forty thousand. Yes. That's what they meant. Or how come the VA hospitals? Don't work. I think that's what they meant by government oversight. I don't think they meant go see if you can find dirt on your political opponent. You know, if you went to a network, and you said within Netflix said, I got an idea for great TV show. We're gonna make a pilot and you brought Elijah Cummings. Joel now that about these two guys detective investigate things, they would say to you. Nobody's going to believe he's got investigate anything preposterous. Could get even their way out of this room. They probably no good place to have lunch. That's about it. Yeah. I mean, Nadler and Cummings have you ever seen two more helpless? Confused idiots than these two guys. They're going to investigate. Now. The lawsuit against Cummings is pretty good. Because apparently, he's basing whatever you seeking on the testimony of Michael Cohen, who's a proven known convicted liar. So it shouldn't really have any validity. There's no basis for him asking for what he's asking for a coned, by the way, going to jail may six well, and it's the softest of the federal prisons if you had a pick a federal prison you pick this one. So that was probably, you know, he made some kind of deal that was probably a major part of the deal to get that prison, but he'll start serving. What was it three years? Yes. Then this Don Mcgann wanted him to testify. Now, it's a partisan committee. You got him into a fair committee. I now believe Mcgann was lying about everything. The president is also thinking about suing Mcgann personally, the president would Sudan Mcgann Mcgann was minor figure in the White House. They call him a lawyer, but really it was more of a compliance officer. And he came out with the story, which is told three different ways. So he's already look at it looks like he's lying is three different versions of the same story that supposedly the president told him to fire Robert Muller. The story makes no sense because he would have no authority to fire anybody employee's catches fire each other. So and the president, of course, would know that McCain would have no power to fire anybody. So why would he tell him that one reason would be same as he told Chris Rudd is gonna fire you want it to leak out that you thinking of firing Muller or you're gonna fire Muller? Just a freakout Muller. A little it's the only thing you can do in that case against your opponents. That'd be the only reason, but he knows. Again, couldn't possibly fire molar. So one reason to sue him would be to get him under oath. You can't trust Elijah Cummings Jerrold Nadler to do this correctly. But you get him to courtroom get him under oath. You could get the real story of the three versions. He's told. So that would be interesting now, let's get to something more interesting. You know that this Hillary Clinton is completely deluding herself. She's now the old woman in Sunset Boulevard rum, rambling around his big house yelling at the Butler that that's all she does for a living that so they they dressed her up and took the cobwebs offer and brought her to this time. What is this time magazine? Some forum. I guess time magazine one hundred how do they even print this time magazine, where it's it's not even a magazine it's a little pamphlet like things on the table in the dentist's office about was very thin. It's very thin. It's like this little pamphlet this conference that they were holding a lot of big names, Jared Kushner has bent the conference costs more to put on than the entire publication of time magazine for the last five years, so but Hillary Clinton what nerve this woman has. Now, remember taking the there's enough there that any other person who had.
"mcgann mcgann" Discussed on KTRH
"I spoke about these matters on radio as well. If you keep track of my social media, you can see on posting. I'm not only posting comments about what's taking place. I am addressing parts of the media, which really are repulsive and disgusting. Because they're destroying the first amendment and freedom of the press. This report is a joke. Mr. Muller was not required to write a report like this. He was not required to write four hundred pages. He was not required to talk about obstruction. When he didn't charge. Somebody was not required to put all the notes and all the names and his report he's to prepare a report not this report. And of course, the media and the Democrats in congress they don't much care about that. They're fully in police state mode. They want the president's taxes ten years worth. They want more than his taxes. They went all his communications with accountants. They went all the communications with anybody and his accounts over the last ten years. What do you think of that, folks? And what is the legislative purpose? There is no legislative purpose. None. Tell us about collusion for two and a half years. They knew there wasn't any collusion. They tried to create collusion. Put a spy in the president's campaign. Top echelon of the FBI doesn't even exist anymore. They were all wiped out by their own conduct their under a criminal or where I g investigation think about that. You had individuals in the department of Justice that we're working with the Hillary Clinton go between fusion GPS. And you had the Hillary Clinton DNC funding all this and the Obama administration embracing it and promoting it. Now, you have the Democrats they've moved on from collusion to obstruction. But there is no obstruction. Nothing was obstructed. Not a damn thing was obstructed. They told us there would be a Saturday night massacre all over TV after the president fired Komi who deserved to be fired a long time before the president fired him as a matter of fact, there was no Saturday night massacre. All these these parallels. They said to Watergate there is no parallel. Watergate. This president hasn't committed any offence at all. President didn't fire anybody else. President didn't cut any funds president do it new any. But he said so and so two Mcgann who cares what he said to Mcgann Mcgann is his White House counsel. And he's no savior. The only reason we know what Mcgann told Trump is because Trump waived all privileges, attorney client and executive privilege. So that Mcgann could talk Tamala. If Trump hadn't waived privilege. We wouldn't know any of this. It certainly would be amazing. Wouldn't it? Ladies and gentlemen, that the president of the United States who use no privilege. Unlike his predecessors, withheld documents provided any staffer former staffer campaign worker. The prosecutors wanted to talk to provided them to the prosecutors that he would be accused of obstruction. That joke. Eric Holder was holding contempt for obstructing withholding documents Democrats weren't all worked up about that. Where they. No. Volume. One of the report some two hundred pages long says there was no collusion that took one sentence. Volume. Two of the report. Cup. One hundred more pages goes on and on and on one stink bomb after another one landmine after another put in their opinion, notes back and forth. As I've said over the weekend. If Mr. Muller wasn't a special counsel. But if you garden variety United States attorney he'd be disbarred. All of this runs counter to our constitutional system. All of this runs counter to the rule of law all of this runs counter to Justice. Why? Because the prosecutor and his team can write all this stuff up. Well that any of being affectively challenged. Without due process. Why don't assumption of innocence? What about cross examining witnesses without challenging notes and evidence and all the rest of it. That is the main reason why Muller and the rest of them didn't subpoena, the president of the United States and get into a long battle litigation over whether or not they have the power to try and force a president to testify person in front of a federal grand jury. I they had no case there was no criminal pregnant. Now. How do we know that because there was no collusion? They had to come to that conclusion eighteen months ago that there was no collusion. So you don't get the subpoena. The president force in the testify for the purpose of trying to criminalize. Create a new crime in order to take out the president of the United States. The supreme court would never have gone for that Muller knew that he didn't forebear he's a coward. He withheld because he knew what would happen there. So what did he do? He and Viessmann and the rest of them said, you know, what we'll smear the president of the United States. Because we get to write a report. We get to write a report unlike all ninety three United States attorneys, we get to write a report, that's cool. And we know the Democrats took the house back in November. That's cool. We know they've been talking about impeachment since the day. He was elected. So that's cool. And we know that the attorney general when he was nominated by the president of the United States told the Senate Judiciary committee during his confirmation hearing said he would make as much of the report is available to the American people as possible redacting, you know, sixty material grand jury material. Well, that's cool. Well, dump all this crap into the report. And that's how we'll get the president. And what's been going on with the media? For the last many days, they're focusing on volume to not collusion, not volume. One forget about that. Just as I predicted Justice. I told you at all about obstruction phony. But that's what it would be about. There's no collusion. Say at the manufacturer something else. Well, again, if it wasn't for Mcgann, the president of the United States would have obstructed Justice. No, that's not true. The only way for the president of the United States to fire somebody at the department of Justice is to have as White House counsel, do it. He can pick up the phone and say, you're fired. He didn't name again to tell them. Yes. Or no. Period. He didn't need anybody else to tell him. Yes. Or no period. He was angry who the hell wouldn't be angry. You said to be treasonous. You're said to be a spy you're said to be a so Putin all lives day in and day out CNN and MSNBC the phony news pages of the New York slimes in the Washington compost. J he was angry. Can you imagine that? Threats about charging his son. Don, jR, what some phony offense threats against his son-in-law Jared Kushner threats against this daughter Ivanka Trump threats against this family threats against him threats against us businesses. All. Any supposed to sit there. And just pretend these Mitt Romney. And just take it. Would you just take it? Would you just sit there? Well, the constitution is being eviscerated. While the rule of law is being twisted. Into pretzel. You're supposed to sit there and keep your mouth shut. You're not supposed to tweet. You're not supposed to make public comments. You're not supposed to say anything in the Oval Office to your supposedly loyal staff. You know, that guy ought to be fired. You know, this ought to happen. And that ought to happen. No. Now, let me tell these Democrats. In the house of representatives. These committee chairman, let me let me educate them, and these are very stupid people. No, president has ever been removed from office. Several have been impeached, as you know, Clinton among others. No, president has ever been removed by the United States Senate. This president will not be removed by the United States Senate. That is what Nancy Pelosi knows. Now, they can try and build a case of innuendo. They can try and build a fiction. They're good at that. The Soviet Union was good at that. In the modern democrat party is good at that too. They can do all that they can try all that in the lead up to the twenty twenty election. And I'm guessing sixty three nine of you and another ten million of you while Risa. On election day and make them pay the price for this. While thirty to forty percent of the American people don't believe in fair play. I think the vast majority do. And what was found what we already knew that? There was no collusion. All the rest of this is a setup. Tries. They might it's a setup. And when Mr. Muller goes to testify in congress. The Republicans have an obligation. Damning obligation to ask. Who wrote the report what are their names? Who are they they have an obligation? How in the world can you write a report on collusion? Adding nor. That dossier and ignore the Hillary campaign, and the DNC and ignore the senior level of the FBI many of these individuals, Mr. Muller who used to report to you. How can you go to thirteen countries? How can you go into tax fraud and now fraud and wire fraud and campaign violations claiming all the rest? And yet miss. What's right in front of your face? That's intentional. I've got a lot more to say I'll be right back..
"mcgann mcgann" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"I'm glad he's been relegated to the nonsense position on MSNBC should be relegated. Once again. To somebody's basement. Hot takes won't help us. What will help us is knowing what got said by the attorney general. And what's in the report? Let me give you a couple of clips from the press conference yesterday from the attorney general William Barr. This is the important stuff. Right. This is about what what what happens, right? He comes out. And he's having a conversation of listen. I'm going to release this report. Here's what we know as you will see the special counsel's report states that his quote investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities. I ensure that all Americans share my concern about the efforts of the Russian government interfere in our presidential election. As the special counsel report makes clear the Russian government sought to interfere in our election process, but thanks to the special counsels thorough investigation. We now know that the Russian operatives who perpetrated these schemes did not have the cooperation of President Trump or the Trump campaign or the knowing assistance of any other American for that matter that is something that all Americans can and should be grateful to have confirmed. It is in no way possible to be clearer than the idea that no one in the Trump campaign nor any American assisted the Russians. In drying few engage deposited in the election. No, one in the Trump campaign did this in that statement as exposed in a report the entire collusion narrative fell apart. So when Glenn Greenwald, not a guy with all the time. When he writes in his headline Robert Muller did not merely reject the Trump Russia conspiracy theories. He obliterated them. He's correct. In that statement. And in the report it is over. Everybody who said there is collusion was wrong. Now that doesn't mean that they still won't believe it. Oh belief is a miraculously. But they have nothing no legal basis. No foundation on which they can stand. William Barr also discussed hacking and the Hillary Clinton emails, but again, the special counsel's report did not find any evidence that members of the Trump campaign or anyone associated with the campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in these hacking operations. In other words, there was no evidence of the Trump campaign collusion with the Russian government's hacking. Ross story a left leaning publication. What's their headline bar intentionally misled the American people former federal prosecutor lays out damning case against Trump's attorney general shall we go to national review. A clearly right leaning. Conversation. Bar press conference. No, obstruction on the facts of the case that's engine McCarthy. Former attorney with the southern district of New York. Oh, hot takes a plenty. So that's bar. Now, the actual report I want to get into some of. It's just in funny. Gus one of the things we said from the beginning is that I have not seen any evidence of collusion. Nothing ever leaked of collusion. But wasn't going to be embarrassing to the president. Oh, you better believe it was gonna be embarrassing to the president. And it is indeed embarrassing to the president. How embarrassing well that's going to require dramatic reading. Evidence number one, the appointments of the special counsel and the president's reaction on may seventeenth two thousand seventeen acting attorney general Rosenstein appointed Robert S Miller the third special counsel appointed him to conduct the Russia investigation and matters that arose from the investigation, the president learned of the special counsels appointment from sessions who was with the president and Mcgann Mcgann being the presence Boyer continue conducting interviews for new FBI director session stepped out of the Oval Office to take a call from Rosenstein who told them about the special counsel -pointment and sessions then returned to inform..
"mcgann mcgann" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"The closest races Senate, how can governorship you predict the winner the margin of victory and the person of accumulates the most points like the Browns did in overtime against the ravens yesterday with may apply at a DC the week after the election. We have a great time. Joined now by Robert CASA Robert has vows of Washington week in review on PBS on Friday nights. He's my colleague is a contributor at MSNBC NBC here. They Washington Post reporter Ryan merely a contributing columnist there. But he's my pal. I dunno. He's written for the Yankees Red Sox. But I'm sure he's written for the Indians today. Aren't you Robert? I'm the Francona fan. So I'm always reading for the Indian. And I I enjoyed the Braves coming back again dodgers I thought that that series. Suddenly looks a little real. Yeah. We need to get real today. Cleveland your has to win today. Or this thing what a year to lose twenty game winners and not never mind, Bob. Let's get to the White House. First of all I'd been asking other people. I believe Donald Trump will meet with Kim Jong UN before the election. Have you got any reporting other than Mike Pompeo's tweets that are optimistic to back that up? No other reporting back that up, but the president is certainly driving toward another meeting. He said so publicly in defend Pompeo, really stoked those flames of the talks, you see a president who sees that potentially as one of his signature foreign policy achievement if he can broker a real kind of agreement that's long-term and lasting and you see him continuing to push before the midterm. That's not necessarily an October surprise. But something that could be powerful, our friend. Peter Baker reporting three minutes ago that Kim Jong has agreed to allow inspectors to examine a key nuclear testing site that was supposedly blown up. That's what the secretary of state told them the reporters from the time that would be a big deal talk to me a little bit about the mood in the White House. Robert after this knock down drag out fifteen round Thrilla in Manila confirmation that saw Brad Kavanagh triumph. What is the mood there? The mood inside of the White House when they look at the calendar is they got about a month ago before the midterms the president's gonna hit the road. It didn't go to Iowa this week. Erie Pennsylvania to help out Senate candidate, Lou Barletta. They believe they have a message to sell on the tax cut on the repeal of aspects of the ACA on the supreme court justices, the overall the federal judiciary and the more kind of traditional hawkish direction foreign policy that right? You can. Republicans. Now, the question is can they sustain that message and make that the closing message rather than some kind of controversy or scandal a month can be a lifetime in politics. So they're optimistic for the elections. Not tomorrow at three point seven percent. Unemployment recognize Jerusalem is the capital of Israel the congressional packs. I mean, all this stuff. I put it in the Washington Post comedy because Republicans need to make a closing argument. But this anger. Certainly gave them an opening and the attention of traditional Republicans uncomfortable with President Trump style agree or disagree. Agree that the Republican voter now has what they want to turn out. Can they keep that in Tuesday as sometimes the politics, Hugh, you know, this? It's the voter who feels like they were wrong the democratic or maybe this time may be more motivated to turn out knowing the steak knowing Republicans are getting so much done. They have to turn out if they wanna flip the house and not only have subpoena power, but be able to stop this this Republican agenda that's moving like machine. Now, let's talk about that Jerry Nadler is going to go after Brett cavenaugh, Maxine Waters is actually urge the physical pursuit of Republicans. She would be the chair of House Financial Services Nadler with chair judiciary. I think that prospect actually may stop democratic momentum in some districts like Mimi Walters. That's my home district when I used to live in California because the people don't want this. They want to go back to a normal life. I think. This is a challenge for leader Pelosi. She's not talking in these terms. He's an old school Baltimore moved to California politician who understands that the midterms you gotta reach out just like she did when she won the house in two thousand six to the suburban voter the voter who may went, bro. Bombing twelve went to Trump in two thousand sixteen Pelosi is it making the case for impeachment are our major investigations of these things. She's trying to make the message and economic fairness and trade who is the Democratic Party that Nancy Pelosi where they're more careful messaging, Jerry Nadler talking about investigating Cavanaugh in Maxine Waters, and that's the looming question if you're voter, how do you define it? How do you see it better? Watch for ads that show the protesters. I believe Republican congressional candidates are going to show the mob breaking through the barriers at the supreme court and Lindsey Graham, I wanna play this for you. He wasn't on our network yesterday. He was on Fox News with Chris Wallace cut number eight well as well. Now, a November at that makes sense. I hope everybody running for the house and these purple districts. We'll ask will be asked a question. Do you support impeaching judge Cavin based on five allegations, none of which could be corroborated? Do you want an outcome so badly that you would basically turned the law upside down all I can say is if this is going to the streets at the ballot box. I'm going to I've never campaign against a colleague in my life. That's about to change I'm gonna go throughout this country, and let people in these at purple states red states, where Trump one no what I thought, you know, what I think about this process now that Robert Costa. I wish you say it on, and I gotta Lindsay on this week on our network, but set it on FOX that means he'll go to North Dakota and work against Heidi Heitkamp, he'll go to Missouri and working its Claire mccaskill he'll go and work against Joe. Donnelly in Indiana, he will go and work against Lee Tammy Baldwin wiscon-. That is actually kind of shocking. He has that angry. Is he really has become President Trump's top ally. In the US Senate, President Trump's close with Senator Paul and a few other senators McConnell is the power player who makes things happen. But Graham channels the rage of President Trump about the process about the Democrats. But what he does is. He has a real understanding of the inside process of the Senate. And so there really in a team one at sixteen hundred one on the hill. Now, I was telling Michael shear last I have yet to receive a call the interview for White House counsel. So I guess I'm not in the running. But someone's got to replace Don Mcgann, and I remember from my years as an assistant counsel in the White House that job on the second floor of the White House is one of the most strategic in the entire government. People don't know how good Fred fielding was. He was recognized last week for having put Justice Scalia on the court. He also helped put chief Justice Roberts on the court. What do you think who is going to be the new White House counsel? Well, it's clear that Emmet flood who has experience on impeachment and executive privilege. It's going to be a major player legally inside of this White House, regardless of whether he formally becomes White House counselor not he's already in working closely with Mcgann Mcgann told friends based on my reporting that he would like perhaps be his successor President Trump has yet to make an announcement. President Trump says he pretty much knows what we want. But he hasn't said so the only challenges, but a lot of these lawyers a lot of people don't want to come in from the white shoe firms because as much as the client of of a lifetime be with the president of the United States. This is going to be a political war. Not just to leave a war back in the Clinton years. President Clinton Divino the counsel's office history. Pretty well. In reagan. We had seven warriors total nine counting accounts on dick houses deputy counsel. Total seven assistant associate counsel, so total a nine it quadrupled under Bill Clinton in the impeachment. But they divided the office into the to the. Defense team on impeachment and then the other team which did everything else. Judges executive orders things like that. It seems to me they need that bifurcation on team Trump as well with 'em at flood running the of the president. And there is a story out that John Kelly is preparing for subpoenas by the dozens if the House Democrats, get control, the gals, can you confirm that I I can't confirm that exactly what Kelly said, but I know the White House thinking about this the peanut how the Democrats could wheel just a few weeks by the end of the year when they take over in January. They will they will have subpoenaed power. They win the house, and it'd be strange if the White House wasn't preparing for this. You have the mullahs report perhaps coming out sometime after the election. The Democrats could take over the house. This is going to be a White House under siege. You could argue yes, as you have you the Democrats could overplay their hand and Jerry Nadler move too far, but they're gonna have made your power to bring some of the White House officials up and the White House going to have to make a decision. Do you argue executive privilege where the line's drawn. Now last question, I am assuming Jeff Sessions is leaving after the election. Rod Rosenstein is flying with the president today on air force wanted to talk about his relationship, but on that shortlist. Gotta be judge Michael Ludwig who was runner up to John Roberts for the chief Justice of the court fourth Circuit Judge prolong time general counsel Boeing is there any other name that you have heard for the new attorney general. I mean. The only other name that I've heard is no Francesco who's the solicitor general who's seen as someone who has respected the Senate who has pretend to attorney general one day is not a controversial figure that he only other name. Interesting Robert cost, always a pleasure costareports on Twitter, America. If you want to know what's going on follow him there. Follow me to the next segment. I'll play some more audio of your Lindsey Graham has just on fire, and I just got to play more of that. And just.
"mcgann mcgann" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
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"mcgann mcgann" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"The other side media is even worse. Again, I understand what Trump is upset about this. He said, my lawyer went and talked to Muller, and you guys are yelling at me for that and saying that I'm struggling even though my guy went and talked gun, I don't think Trump is wrong. I don't think Trump is wrong. Again, the in the sort of implication that Trump is trying to hide something when he allows his council to go and talk with Muller investigation is a weird one. Nonetheless, Rudy Giuliani was out there making the rounds and sort of demonstrating that Trump was is upset about the media coverage and Giuliani is just not a good Representative for the president is one of the big problems with representing President Trump is that every attorney who has ever represented Trump ends up being undercut by Trump from goes on Twitter and then blast out what he thinks anyway, route Giuliani, however makes things worse regionally. Onny is sort of the straw that stirs the drink when it comes to media coverage, he was talking about Mcgann and he makes a good point about Mcgann, and then he gets to some much worse point. Here's Rudy Giuliani over the weekend with Chuck Todd of NBC. You don't know how to percent what he testified to you. I think that through through through John Dowd, we have a pretty good sense of it. And John Dowd yesterday said, I'll use his words rather than mine that Mcgann was a strong witness for the president, so I don't need to know much more about that. Okay. So if mcgowan's strong witness for the president and Mcgann went and talked to the special counsel and in the end, special counsel has to prove obstruction. The federal eight, not intense, not intent to obstruct actual obstruction. Andrew McCarthy makes this point over at national review today obstruction as an actual statutory crime. If you're going to prove obstruction, you have to prove that the president actually took act designed to stop or meddle with the investigation. There's nothing to suggest. He actually took these acts. He said stuff but saying stuff does not constitute obstruction. The president has the ability to say as much stuff as he wants. He just can't commit perjury and he can't actually engage in witness intimidation. That's not the same thing. Giuliani then goes on. He says, Robert, Muller is panicking. And this Don Mcgann leak shows it, here's where Giuliani starts to share over into a little bit dicey. Territory, it could be Mcgann mcgann's, not doing it, and he would have done it a long time ago. If you're gonna do it, they're down to desperation time. They have to write a report and they don't have a single bit of evidence. So it is very possible. The Muller has no evidence that New York Times report, however, looks like a leak from against him. It looks like Mcgann is leaking to the press that the reason that he talked to Muller is because of being hung out to dry. It'd be weird if that leak was coming from t Muller their sentences in the report that appeared that it makes it look like it's from Mcgann and then Guiliani gets himself in the biggest trouble of all. Now what Giuliani says in this particular clip is going to be wildly misinterpreted. I don't think Giuliani is completely wrong, but expressed in the worst possible way. And in a second, I'm gonna talk about why this sort of stuff matters. And when you tell me that, you know he should testify because he's going to tell the truth, he shouldn't worry. Well, that's so silly because it somebody's version of the truth, not the truth. He didn't have a conversation. I go like, I know it isn't truth, true, isn't truth. The president of the United States says, I didn't truth is. The truth. Mr Mayor de realized what I know now become don't don't don't do. Don't do this to me. Okay. Here's the problem with with Rudy Giuliani. What he's saying is not wrong when he says that there is such thing as a perjury trap that if I told the truth in front of Robert Muller, I still may be brought up on obstruction charges. I still may be brought up on perjury charges because it's possible there to people who are telling different sides of the same story. And one of them sees it a different way and therefore a perjury charge emerges. He's not wrong about that. But when he says sentences, truth isn't truth, that is not going to help in any way..
"mcgann mcgann" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"And in many ways he can show his sort of modus operandi you know he's famous for sort of going into these types of sensitive areas without a lot of thought about oil eltingh at president you're right so it i have to say you know this is something muller most certainly can ask about it is a really i think for the president do it it's another selfinflicted wound but people need to be careful witness tampering requires intent and he does have this alternative argument that i was trying to spin a political story reckless me of another case here to word don mcgann the white house counsel a remember he wouldn't fire bob moeller as you reporter many weeks ago and now be that he wouldn't go out and say that present didn't ask him to fire bob moeller so in some cases at least there is at least someone standing between the president and doing the wrong thing well the president had a particularly interesting relationship with mcgann mcgann is one of the few people still around the president that was there during the campaign and has been there for the entire time in the white house mcgann had to deal with the call me firing trying to take trump's rationale that he'd given in a letter and going the justice department and getting the attorney general deputy attorney general to give them documents that help them support the idea of getting rid of the fbi director he's stood up to the president i don't think is particularly close with him but they have clashed with the same time he stole or brown even though he's been at the heart of so many different things i think that if you're mcgann you might be afraid that the president would blame you for some of the things that have gone on saying that you've gotten bad legal advice and that would be a concern going forward is that is your actions in any of this going to be used as an excuse will he be a scapegoat for the president i think that's a concern them again.
"mcgann mcgann" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Trump went to rob quarter at the two was still at the white house at the time and told him that the president the to the trump said that he wanted mcgann to put out a statement that this was not true and that he would get rid of him if he didn't do that porter relieved that message to mcgann mcgann and the president than at a confrontation in the oval office in which make the president said look this never happened and mcgann had to remind him of what had occurred in over the summer when trump told him to call rosenstein and say that the mother had these conflicts and needed to go just an incredible yarn michael smith onehalf of the writing due of schmitt and haberman on the board tonight over at the new york times supplying our lead story michael thank you as always for being here with us on the show and here to react now further chuck rosenberg a former us attorney former senior fbi official currently in msnbc contributor and we welcome back nico yang an attorney and former staffer for the house intelligence and arms mrs committee good evening and welcome to you both chuck if you watch too many movies or legal shows on tv you go around using phrases like witness tampering is there anything legally wrong if this story in the new york times proves true if the president had at least these two encounters with people and say hey what what did the special council asked you about what did you tell those guys probably dislike at brian when lawyers say maybe but maybe and here's why it's of navy the first thing that prosecutors do and i was prosecutor for a long time has asked witnesses.
"mcgann mcgann" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Right and one of the biggest reasons why it's such a big problem for the president to be kind of venting about the russia investigation to his aides in the oval office is that it creates more legal exposure for him because these are just more witnesses that can then tell moeller if they're called in to be interviewed by him about what the president has been saying about his state of mind when he did all of these things and state of mind of course is the most important thing when you're trying to figure out whether someone has attempted to obstruct justice now if this entire episode have happened in a vacuum say and donald trump was just you know complaining about something that he thought he remembered differently in terms of mcgann's mcgann's testimony to moeller then perhaps you could give him the benefit of the doubt but when you take this in conjunction with everything else we've seen from this president asking his cia director the director of national intelligence to put pressure on you know the intelligence community to drop the case and to michael flynn venting and erupting at his attorney general for recusing himself and the russian investigation and of course firing fbi director james comey back in may than it really starts to create a pattern that you can't ignore and serbs done uh the the uh as as the muller witness list expands almost a daily uh when we get accounts like this uh of course this adds to this legal jeopardy that every member the white house staff seems to be experiencing every day and that is that the the possibility of knowledge trump can send you on an errand across the hall to go tell don mcgann this and suddenly that's going to cost you tens of thousands of dollars at minimum in legal fees dealing with this investigation and we sort of had a real life illustration of the emotional psychological toll that could take a few nights calcutta cable news if unesco when sam nunn berg went on a cable news bonanza rant and said he just wasn't gonna produce emails and part of that was just because of the cost its prohibitive we're talking about tens of thousands of dollars and for aids who aren't are making a lot of money already by the fact that there.
"mcgann mcgann" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"Republican credentials and realize that our oath of office was to the constitution and quite honestly history is going to judge how all of us act at this moment and my hope is that we would take up this bipartisan legislation if they've got improvements on it let's have added but it into the day special prosecutor mower has got to finish his job or bipartisan committee the senate intelligence committee has to finish its job because the american public deserves to know what happened in 2016 democratic senator mark warner virginia thank you so much appreciate your time thank you jack so who is the chief white house counsel who stopped president trump from firing rubber muller a closer look at dong begins role in the oval office with our panel next stay with us if you could make the world a little bit better every time you use your phone why wouldn't you with credo mobil you can credo donates over one million dollars each year to amazing nonprofits like planned parenthood aco you earthjustice and more for progressive social change ready to join get the incredible iphone eight four zero dollars per month with plans as low as sixty dollars per month at credo mobile dot com slash cnn c r e g o mob i l e dot com forward slash cnn or use code four four four zero zero zero credo mobile dot com slash cnn one man prevented president trump from firing special counsel robert muller we're told white house counsel don mcgann mcgann was a key player in the firing of acting attorney general sally yates the justice department holdover from the obama administration mcgann also played roles and national security adviser michael flynn's dismissal an fbi director james comey's firing notice a theme here cnn's down form and reports on whom again is and why some today are questioning his motives.
"mcgann mcgann" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Bloomberg business flash from bloomberg world headquarters i'm charlie pellett after yesterday's record stocks are mix the army and during right now with the nasdaq composite index up another four points 73 o to a record they're up by about one tenth of one percent s p polling back little changed down three now down about one tenth of one percent twenty seven ninety nine on the s p the dow holding above twenty six thousand up down three tenths of one percent lower by ninety one points twenty six thousand twenty four on the dow jones industrial average 10year down three thirtyseconds the yield two point six o percent we have gone gold higher by a dollar the ounce 1320 28 up by about one tenth of one present west texas intermediate crude lower by two cents a barrel little changed their 63 ninety five i'm charlie pellett and that's the bloomberg business flash thank you charlie claims of executive privilege during steve bannon is testimony to the house intelligence panel have thrown a glaring spotlight on the potential conflicts of interest of white house counsel don mcgann mcgann has not only been interviewed by investigators for the special counsel in the russia probe bannon's lawyer is also his lawyer and mcgann's office was involved in instructing bannon on which questions from the house panel he should answer he shouldn't answer or according to a person familiar with the matter walter job former director of the department of government ethics spoke about mcgann's position with cnn earlier this month he can try to hide behind the i was only following orders but that didn't work at nuremberg and it's not gonna work here because as an attorney the president is not his client the office of the president is is his client and he's ultimately answerable to the american people joining me is tom schanberg bloomberg news financial crime reporter tom describe what happened when these areas of concern.
"mcgann mcgann" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"With houston plan of that part of it was one of them where the president can decide that it's in the best interests the national something and do something illegal well when the president does it that means that it is not illegal my panels with me now jeffrey toobin let me start with you how significant is it that doug don mcgann the white house counsel said he has told president trump that flynn had lied to the fbi in january before the president allegedly tried to tell colmey to back off it's very significant because it's one thing to tell james colmey leave mike flynn alone he's a good guy he's done service to his country there's certainly nothing wrong with that sentiment if that's the real motivation for the comment however if donald trump knows that mike flynn has committed a crime and then the president asks for mercy ass ford no prosecution of mike flynn to the fbi director who is in charge of that investigation that is very problematic and could be part of a case for chefs in of just and there's one other thing that's interesting and all this on january 24th that's when flynn was interviewed by the fbi and lied for under twenty six the acting attorney general sally yates told the white house hey flynn's lying to you guys he did talk about sanctions with the russians on the 27th she went over to the white house met with don mcgann mcgann told president trump about what gates had said that same day the president calls colmey invite him over dinner and asks him to pledges loyalty right i mean the whole relationship of the president to call me as colmey recounted in that unforgettable testimony earlier this year suggests that he was trying to stop the investigation and a combination of course on may ninth when he fired james call me to to end the investigation this is the core of the obstruction of justice case even more than the the comments too about flynn the.