40 Burst results for "Merrick"
The FBI Is Completely Out of Control
"The FBI is completely out of control. We've talked about that at great length. And over the weekend, inexplicably with guns drawn, the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided a man in Pennsylvania. A Catholic pro life speaker who was previously accused of blocking an abortion clinic with those charges dropped, by the way. And so then the United States Department of Justice run by the kraven Merrick Garland sends in a S.W.A.T. team. That's right, a S.W.A.T. team. Mark, how could this man's name? Let's get a picture of him up on stage on screen. By the way, if you listen to conservative media and they are not at least focusing one or two segments on this story, send them a message. This is one of the most outrageous things I've seen in quite some time. Father of 7, Mark hawke, with 7 kids, had his entire home rated as if he's some sort of narco drug criminal as if he's some sort of cocaine paddler as if he's smuggling fentanyl into the country. Now, in a scenario where you believe he did something wrong, of which I see no evidence. He did anything wrong. Zero. The civil case was dropped against him. The local charges were dropped against him. Why don't they just show up via his attorney on Monday morning with one or two agents say here's a warrant for your arrest? Sir, will you please come? Now, instead, they go shocking awe into this guy's house. As if they're trying to take out Osama bin Laden.
Fresh update on "merrick" discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast
"It's a gesture that I don't know what do you know what she's talking about? I'd like to see if somebody can explain it to me. Scott is in Hudson, Wisconsin, 806 5 5 Mike, Scott, what does Hillary mean when she said she saw young men raising their arms in the air in Youngstown Ohio? I saw the same thing on Facebook this weekend and they capture one image of a crowd raising their hands in prayer. And then they compared it to a cult and people Trump is just like Hitler and it just follows through people just don't have enough common sense to look past that. But I mean, think about how evil that is, you mean to tell me that the crowd was, they lifted their arms in prayer and Hillary saw that and compare that to a Hitler rally? It's not just, it's not just Hillary. Like I said, I saw it on Facebook yesterday with the same thing. You're kidding me. No, no, I'm very serious. I mean, I had heard something about music a QAnon music bed or something, where we go one, we go, whatever one of their phrases is, I don't even know what that's about, but you're saying it was more about raising your arms, their arms and prayer and then people claiming a heil Hitler gesture? Yes, think of them. They compare it to a cult. I hear that. That's the new word. I see that all the time on social media where they compared oh, it's a cult. It's a cult, but Trump called, look, I'm not a cultist. I'm not a cultist that I don't follow that. It's just the latest tactic that they have to do. And like I said, nobody has enough common sense these days to look past one image of something. They think everything out of context. And they see it and they go, oh my gosh, look at these cult that's following Trump. Well, it's a pretty awful thing to do, Scott. It's disgustingly awful for a major political figure, you understand when Biden called us semi fascists, they just keep ramping up the rhetoric before you know it, they're going to call us all serial killers. And we all have to be incarcerated. And they're kind of doing that. Just see the pro life guy, the pro life activist who the FBI swooped down on in front of his crying wife and screaming children took him out in handcuffs with guns pointed at him? Here we go again with Merrick Garland in the Justice Department and Biden's DoJ. Terrorizing and persecuting political opponents. We are in a really scary, scary stage. There's no discourse. If that's the, if that's their strategy, let's call the people we disagree with. Nazis? Let's call them, I mean, and it's all across the board..
Allison Gill's Concern Over Trump Blackmailing America
"One of the things that the DoJ keeps harping on and the ODNI keeps harping on is that, you know, we have to find out where we still haven't recovered all the documents. There were 90 misses empty folders. And we have to continue this risk assessment. And it's linked to the criminal investigation because we have to know where this information went if it was compromised. The fact that it was just down in Mar-a-Lago in a basement means it is compromised. So it's going to, I think we're going to, you're right, we're going to find out a lot of really, really scary stuff. And probably stuff that we won't find out about because it's so top secret. Well, would you heard what Michael Cohen said that he has this stuff he stole to he will blackmail the United States government to get out of going to prison, that he will use he will, I will release these whatever it is nuclear, whatever information. I mean, that's terrifying. Yeah, and his lawyers were up there talking to Wyndham. Last Thursday at Maine justice, purportedly about executive privilege assertions over folks like Patsy baloney and pat philbin and Eric hirschman, who's a riot, by the way. I love him. More bombs per square inch than any lawyer I've seen on TV thus far. Fantastic. So it seems he seems a little DOM. He seems a little dummy. Give me the best effin advice lover up and give you. Criminal defense lawyer. How you doing? He's having some serious parties. So yeah, we just have to very carefully watch that. But you know, I'm wondering if and when he's going to make he's already made had somebody make a phone call to Merrick Garland saying, it's a nice country you got here. It's a shame if something happened to it. You know, so I'm wondering when the outreach will be if he takes these nuclear documents and said, boy, I have some interesting information on the nuclear weapon locations for England. Be a real shame if Putin found out about, you know, like when does it come?
Fresh update on "merrick" discussed on The Larry Elder Show
"Down. We saw it on 9 11, unless you've forgotten. And it's going to get worse. This author goes on to say, Fahrenheit know that they believe in their radical eschatology that they can bring about the end times. And she says, this is exactly what they have been saying, and this is what they have been working towards achieving. She says it's not just rhetoric. They have been consistently working to achieve these ends. The strange thing is I never have to explain to Muslims while the Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist organization, she said, it's a foregone conclusion. Everybody knows it. Knows it's a terrorist organization. Fahrenheit noted that she has never spoken to a Muslim in the Middle East who doesn't know someone who has either been hurt or murdered or persecuted by the Muslim Brotherhood. She said it's common for people of common thing to have been victimized by this group in the Middle East. I myself and her family, she says, had been victimized by them in every single way humanly imaginable. She says whether it was political persecution, religious persecution, and until they kidnapped my brother and tortured him, they tried to assassinate her back and back in October of 2000 11. She says, everybody in the Middle East knows other brotherhoods, viciousness. She slammed the propaganda in the U.S. that asserts that it is islamophobia to talk about the terrorists who kill Muslims and non Muslims alike. I could go on and on and on. I mean, just several great comments that she makes. I'm gonna have to get her for an interview. But it's astounding. But all of that to say, we are missing the real threats to this nation because the left has become a threat in and of themselves. And they want to pretend as if these other threats don't exist. There's violent people coming in from different parts of the country because our borders are wide, freaking open. We have an Islamic threat. We have a criminal threat criminal element threat by the borders being wide open. We have a fentanyl threat. Crime is going to surge in crime is going to continue to surge until we get all of this stuff under control. And the only way to do it, the only way to do it is to make sure we kick every one of these left wing radicals out of office beginning beginning this November and we have to call our politicians and demand that Merrick Garland is impeached, demand that Alejandro mayorkas is impeached ahead of the Department of Homeland Security, this nonsense has to stop. None of us are safe. Meanwhile, the left is coming after you. The borders are wide open. But the left is coming after you. Criminals coming in by the thousands, radical Islamists still want to annihilate us and they won't stop wanting to an hour later until they achieve their objective goals and the FBI is worried about a father of 7. Whose wife homeschools their children and he goes out to save the lives of unborn babies. Once a week. Man, we are in such a sad state of affairs. Such a sad state of affairs. Guys, understand what's at stake. This election season. It is good versus evil. It is liberty versus tyranny. All right guys, appreciate you tuning in to this edition of the crawl Jackson show podcast. Please subscribe to the podcast everywhere podcasts are found, including Apple, Google, you can find us on Spotify. YouTube and rumble like, share rate and review there. Also follow us on social media, be Carl Jackson show that is the Carl Jackson show. Don't forget to support our sponsors, Mike lindell. In my pillow at Mike pillow, we know that he's a patriot and don't forget the propelled bedsheets and the Giza dream sheets that are available now on sale. The per Kel sheets, for example, normally queen size set sell for 89 98 you can buy them using my promo code for just 39 98 and there's all types of sizes and colors available in the prices will vary according to that..
Rep. John Yarmuth: Trump Deserves to Be Convicted for His Crimes
"Let's talk about speaking of justice. Greg sergeant tweeted the new DoJ filing implicates Trump more directly in the theft and concealment of classified documents than anything yet if the info was right he can't blame the theft on others or claim unawareness of it and he brought it all on himself and you said this isn't just a smoking gun. It's a nuclear mushroom cloud visible evidence of criminality lock him up. Oh, look at you. Lock him up. John yarmouth. Lots of Adam zero F's left to give. I really don't. I really don't want to see him locked up. You know, I think that would be the harshest form of punishment for those who, with whom he would be incarcerated. I think that would be very difficult to do. But I think he deserves to be convicted. And obviously, if he were convicted, then he could not run for any other office. So yeah, there's no question to commit a crime. And Merrick Garland said as much. I think the obstructed justice for one thing and obviously having the documents making them taking class about documents, taking any documents and not returning them. All of these are crimes. Some of them don't have penalties, but they're all crimes.
Fresh update on "merrick" discussed on The Larry Elder Show
"Here's one. And I know many of you have heard about this, but let's talk about it for a minute here. Venezuela empties prisons since violent criminals to U.S. border says the DHS report. Now, who does the Department of Justice or the Department of Homeland Security in this case? Who should they be concerned about? Should they be concerned about little old Mark hulk or hawk, who is the founder and president of the king's man, for an issue that occurred a couple of years ago that was dropped, by the way. The issue was dropped. I mentioned that. No charges, all the charges were dropped. I guess the guy tried to take him to court. It was kicked out of court. The FBI comes back for a second bite at the apple because they want to intimidate Americans. They want to intimidate pro life Americans. They want to intimidate Christians. They want you to understand that you are going to bow down to the state. Now you might not be a Christian. You might not be a person of faith. It doesn't matter. What matters is they are going to get you to bow down to the state and eventually something's going to happen to you, where you're going to be the last man standing. And no one else is going to be standing alongside you. So you better stand up. Stand up for all of your fellow Americans. Going back to this story, recent Department of Homeland Security and talent intelligence report received by the border patrol instructs agents to look for Venezuelan inmates that were released from entering the U.S. according to a source with the custom and borders patrol agency. The report reviewed by breitbart breitbart, Texas, indicates the Venezuelan government under the leadership of Nicholas Maduro, remember he's a dictator there. Unbelievable. It's purposely freeing inmates, including some that are convicted of murder rape and extortion. Now here's the scary part. Back in, I think it was 2020. As late as 2020, if I'm not mistaken, there were about 5000. Yeah, here it is. According to the CBP between October 2021 and July of 2022, this summer, more than 130,000 Venezuelan migrants have been encountered after entering the United States illegally. So that's right. October 2021 to July 2022. In all of fiscal year of 2020, there were less than 5000 Venezuelans that were apprehended. Not that ended that not that entered 5000 that were apprehended in 2020. Not that came into the country. Now we're talking about a 130,000 that we know of, not counting getaways that have entered the country illegally from October 2021 to 2022. And they are going all over the United States. And it doesn't matter if they committed murder, doesn't matter if they've converted rape or extortion. They're coming to a city near you. Now it's very dangerous for us to have open borders obviously. Because we don't know who's coming into the country, real terrorists. People that are a threat to all of us, people that are a threat to the American way. And we're not following these people. We don't know who they are. That's what scares me if I could go back to Gavin Newsom. Issuing state IDs to any and everybody. It legitimizes not only does it legitimize illegal immigration. Do you think that they're going to be able to figure out these people can say whatever they want? They're not going to be able to trace these people. They're not going to be able to confirm who these people claim to be. People coming from other parts of the country in Venezuela admit that there were they knew of murderers, rapists, hardened criminals that were on buses coming to the United States from Venezuela. They knew of them. But there's no way to identify them. In Venezuela, they don't have a type of the type of tracking system that we have under that freaking communist machine regime in Maduro. So they're sending their worst of the worst. Venezuela used to be one of the richest countries in Latin America. Now, look at them under Maduro, under this dictatorship. And they are sending us the worst of the worst intentionally so. So not only do we have China sending China as Trump would say it, sending the worst of the worst in sending fentanyl and Mexican cartels, sending fentanyl through the borders. We also have Maduro sending the worst of the worst in Venezuela. We're being attacked from all angles and you have a DoJ, you have a federal law enforcement agency that is concerned about a sidewalk preacher. See what the communists do? They turn the good into bad and they turn the bad into good. But that's what the communists do. This is all about saying sowing more chaos. So that America could collapse from within and you have these little left wingers, these bidens, these Joe Biden, these Gavin Newsom's that are contributing to the total destruction of the United States of America. Why anyone would take Gavin Newsom seriously is a mystery to me. The guy is a complete and utter idiot. He destroyed the city of San Francisco. He's destroying the state of California. And this greasy haired numskull has the audacity to believe that he can be and he should be president of the United States..
Kyle Seraphin: Moral Principles Versus Excuting Orders
"Do you think it even occurs to them that their partaking in an act that's so overtly political and as a chance to change the politics in the United States moving forward for the negative What do you think they're saying that Merrick Garland a DoJ Hey maybe this isn't a good idea or is it just we're going to be loyal little soldiers here and do what you tell us to do I don't want to speculate on anyone else's motivation I know what I look at I've got friends that I don't speak to after that I assume they were part of it It's like I don't know what happened but you guys forgot to throw the BS flag on that You asked me to go raid president Obama's house You asked me to go rate president Bush's house It's not happening It's not happening I'm not doing that And I'm going to probably be pretty vocal That's probably going to be my last day It's not going to happen So we had a lot of people that said yes And I think that so much compliance got done We talked briefly Here's what all kind of shares my last kind of concern Every single FBI agent has to go to the Holocaust museum for a full day When we're in the academy And they have a special program I don't know if you've ever been to it but it's well worth your time If you're a law enforcement officer you should definitely go Go through the Holocaust museum and see the piece they do for law enforcement specific It's a walking tour It's looking through the lens of how did this atrocity take place And the only way it takes place is minor government officials are on board and local law enforcement and state law enforcement and federal law enforcement has to say yes Because if anybody refuses to get with the program it doesn't happen And the answer I'm just following orders the Nuremberg piece it doesn't it doesn't fly We know better That's the whole point of history We're supposed to be able to see that That's why every agent has to go to that day We're supposed to know that if they ask you to do something that's illegal immoral or unethical following orders is not an excuse It's not an excuse for me You can't tell me to go get a vaccine that I'm not going to go get It goes against my mole principles I'm not doing it You can do whatever comes next You can ask me to do a search warrant that's not right I'm not going to go do it because it fundamentally changes the fabric of this country
Fresh update on "merrick" discussed on The Larry Elder Show
"It's about good versus evil. That's what the elections of 2020 twos about. Forget the party names. Don't get stuck there. Hat tip life site news. This is in bucks county, Pennsylvania, well-known pro life after site and sidewalk counselor, father of 7, was the latest victim of a U.S. Department of Justice sponsored S.W.A.T. rate and arrests for the supposed face act and face is an acronym FACE violations at his rural home as his children looked on screaming. Let me try to remember art. Let me check, I forget what the face act stands for with an acronym itself stands for. And great. I didn't hide light it. That's great. I'll run across it. But basically, I can tell you what happened. So it's been a couple of years. This was a guy who actually Mark hulk is his name, the founder and president of kingsman, that promotes healing for victims of pornography, addiction, and promotes Christian virtues among men in the U.S. and in Europe. So according to his wife, Ryan Ryan Marie, who spoke to life site news, he drives about two hours to Philadelphia every Wednesday to sidewalk preacher council for 6 to 8 hours at two different abortion centers inside of Philadelphia. So my Ryan Marie the wife is a homeschooling mother. She said that 25 to 30 FBI agents came to their door, banging on their door swarmed their property around 15 vehicles. This was at 7 O 5 a.m., I believe this occurred on what is today, Monday. So I believe this occurred on Friday morning. They quickly surrounded the house with rifles and a firing position. They started pounding at the door and yelling for us to open it according to Ryan Marie before opening the door. She explained that her husband tried to calm them saying, please, I'm going to open the door, but please, and I'm quoting here. My children are in the home. I have 7 babies in the house, but they just, but they just kept pounding and screaming close quote. When he finally opened the door, marked it. They had big, huge rifles, according to Ryan Marie though. The house, they pointed it at mark. They pointed them at her and they kind of pointed throughout the house. So you can imagine they opened the door, they bust down the doors. You know, the FBI agents are sitting there, kind of sweeping the house, trying to make sure they're safe. That's something that they would do in training. But do they really need 25 to 35 agents to show up their house to get a guy that's a sidewalk creature essentially trying to stop abortion? The kids were screaming. She says it was all just very scary and traumatic. They asked them where they were. Why they were at the house, the agents that they were there to arrest Mark. And then the wife asked for Warren, they claim that they said they were and I'm quoting, they were going to take him whether they had a warrant or not close quote, oh, really? Really, she is strong woman, obviously. She said she protested said, no, that is kidnapping. You can't just come to a person's house and kidnap kidnap them. At gunpoint, close quote. So they agreed and they got the warrant, at least they got the first page of the warrant. So at this point, Mark had asked her to go get him a sweater and as rosaries, but by the time she came back downstairs or back to the front room, they were already, they already had him cuffed in in the car. And again, they provided the first page of a warrant. They took him down to the federal building in downtown Philadelphia, and she says here, after they had taken mark and the kids were all screaming that he was there that he was their best friend, the FBI agent on the porch on her porch, they kind of softened a bit. She says, I think they realized what was happening, or maybe they actually looked at the warrant. She said, they look pretty ashamed at what had just happened. Once they had him cuffed arrested in the car and things started to calm down a little bit. As a result, the homeschool mother said her kids were quote really sad and stressed. So I already reached out to some psychiatrists or psychologists to try and help us through this. I don't really know what's going to come of it. When you see guns pointed at your dad and your mom and your house, when you first wake up in the morning, and guys, let me say this. There's no doubt about it. This is a Catholic family, 7 children. She's a homeschooling mom. There's no doubt in my mind that the majority of these kids, if not all are going to grow up to be very smart, smart kids, law abiding citizens, they've just got their first taste of what it looks like to live in a police state. Probably cops and law enforcement that they respect it. They're going to have a hard time, they're going to have a hard time now figuring out who's the good guy, who's the bad guy. Obviously, I'm sure their parents will help them figure this out, but still this is a sad state of affairs. This can not go on because the law enforcement, whether it's federal law enforcement or state police state troopers even local police officers, they're going to continue to get discredited. And this is exactly what the left wants. The left wants a police state. They want FBI agents that they can control CI agents that they can control local law enforcement that they can control so that they can control us. And they want to purge the FBI. There's no doubt in my mind. They want to purge the FBI of the good guys..
Amber Athey: The FBI Undermined Itself
"I mean this is why people have declining trust in American institutions and this was a cry from the left during the Trump years of his presidency that it was the right that was undermining institutions but actually they had undermined themselves because of their behavior because of the FBI falling for the Russian collusion hoax for example that really was a turning point in people's ability to trust federal law enforcement then during the Biden administration it seemed like attorney general Merrick Garland was taking this to another level Taking on that national school board association letter that painted parents protesting at school board meetings as domestic terrorists or rating Mar-a-Lago or refusing to properly investigate the Hunter Biden laptop scandal which involves allegations of corruption surrounding the Biden family and foreign powers So this is a trend that's very obvious for anyone to see if they're paying attention and I think it's a shame that these whistleblowers have to speak about this anonymously because they no longer feel like they'll even have their voices heard or be protected within the agency
Fresh update on "merrick" discussed on The Larry Elder Show
"Now, I want to go back to this topic at hand. The topic that I said I would be talking about and that is, hat tip life news, FBI race a home of a Catholic pro life speaker, author with guns, drones, as his terrified kids watch. Now, guys, you might think this is a story about a man that just happens to be pro life and Carl wants to talk about the pro life issues and all of this kind of stuff leading up to the election. Actually, I don't. And what I've told you before is that Republicans shouldn't worry about abortion. They shouldn't allow their opponents to frame the abortion issue as their anti abortion or anti pro choice or anti female. No, I'm sorry, Dobbs versus Jackson, just like you left each used to say about roe V wade, DOM's versus Jackson is settled law. So now it goes back to the states. The issue goes back to the states and states are deciding on their own and they will continue to do so. What they will do as far as abortion matters are concerned. In the state of Florida right here, we have a 15 week period where mothers can choose to abort or kill their babies in the womb. They have 15 weeks to make up their mind despite the fact that at that point in time, babies can feel pain, you can still go up to 15 weeks in the state of Florida. And each state is making their own choice. So Republicans, when it comes to this issue, this is very easy. You should pivot and move back to the issues that you should be talking about and that is crime. That is illegal immigration. That is inflation, right? Those are the issues that we need to pound pound pound pound pound, Democrats not only that, but also CRT, right? The wokeness. So crime illegal immigration wokeness, the inflation. These are the issues we need to pound the Democrats on. So now getting back to this topic, this is why this is important, however, because the Democrat party is going to be coming for you. Understand that we are dealing with a Democrat party that are a bunch of tyrants. There's another headline I want to make sure that I get to in case you think Facebook, all of a sudden has repented since Mark Zucker went on Joe Rogan's podcast and admitted that the FBI came to him on the down low basically asking them to censor Americans in case you think that Zuckerberg was trying to repent. They're not. They don't want Republicans. So in the House or the Senate, why? Because it's very likely that these people and the big tech will lose a lot of power. And a lot of things will be found out about them that I'm sure aren't friendly to their companies. But here's a headline. This is from RealClearPolitics. Facebook silencing quote unquote activity related to FBI whistleblower complaints. You know the FBI whistleblowers are being bullied right now, right? These men, it takes a lot of courage to do what they're doing because they put everything on the line. Their careers probably gone right, hopefully they can get jobs elsewhere, but their careers at least for the time being are probably gone. We need to be able to make sure that Merrick Garland is kicked out of the DoJ. These are communists. If you don't bow down to the left, there's no place for you. And what the left is trying to create and I'm saying left intentionally. What the left they exist within the Democrat party, they're trying to create a police state. These are socialist, understand what we're up against. The November election again isn't about Democrat or Republican. It's about liberty and tyranny versus tyranny..
Ali Velshi: America Dodged a Bullet but the Gun Is Still Loaded
"If you want the news, where do you go, Chris? Where'd he go, Travis? America's news, man. Ali belty. That's right. And here he is again. Good morning, Ali velshi. Good morning to you, my friend. It is great to see you again on this Friday morning. It's a Friday's always a great long day for me. And this is my, you know, this is getting my blood flowing in the morning stretches. Yeah, yeah. Right. This is your stretch for your weekend. And I have my your pillow. Yes. If my pillow, not anything relevant about my pillow, I just thought I'd bring my pillow. You know, I was going to read this tweet to you because this is where we find ourselves. You having to be a news reporter in this day and age. Patrick tweets, a pillow magnate, just had his phone seized by the FBI at a hardee's in connection to a fired reality TV host trying to steal The White House and I'm begging the writers of America season 246 to please stop drinking for even one day. Do you not feel like that when you're just like, who else was it? Oh, somebody, oh, Don said, it seems almost written that Trump will be picked up at a McDonald's. Who was the other guy in a clown wig at dairy? And dairy Queen. The guy that said Trump is going to be reinstated. But that's real. That's real. Ally. Where do we find ourselves at this juncture? The problem is, and as I've traveled around the world, it's all like this, right? It's all stuff that you could discount as not sufficient to make a movie plot. The type of lawyers Trump surrounded him with the four seasons landscaping thing after the election. It's all the Christina bob as his lawyer. It's all like that except two problems are occurring. One is they actually did real damage and continue to do real damage. They actually ruined real people's lives. So aside from people who were killed on January 6th, a lot of people were duped who are now going to jail. And Donald Trump continues to phone in to their rallies and things like that and encouraged. Not a bit of remorse. If I ever did anything that caused another human to spend a night in detention, I would be racked with remorse forever. But number three, which is the most important is that everybody looks at that stupid clown car and says, you know, they weren't going to succeed at this, which is not entirely true, right? But for Mike Pence making a decision at the last minute, our democracy could have been fully imperiled. There are a whole lot of smarter people out there who aren't part of the clown car. Who aren't Rudy Giuliani who want to buy who aren't, you know, all these lawyers that he's got who are looking at this thinking, um, I can figure out a way to get this right so that isn't a pillow guy and a McDonald's and all of this kind of stuff. That's actually what I worry about. The too many people look at this ridiculousness and write it off as, wow, that was stupid and ridiculous. But we didn't really Dodge a bullet. We actually really did Dodge a bullet and we better be careful because the guns got more in them. Yeah, this has caused one of America's premier newsman Ali velshi to bring an actual prop on a morning radio show. You actually brought a pillow because if I want to be really good, I'd have a pillow and a phone because the pillow magnet had his phone set. That's right. Now, you're going to cover that this weekend about by the way, it is not easy to see someone's phone, right? I mean, there have been a number of phones. Tell us about how you're covering that this weekend. Well, so I want to try to make sense of it, right? Because of the January 6th committee, there's the Department of Justice investigation in which Merrick Garland seems to have woken up to the idea that despite the possible damage and martyrdom of Donald Trump, if he's indicted for anything, the Department of Justice has to take this seriously and in a timely manner. So the DoJ has seized a bunch of phones. They put out a bunch of subpoenas. Now keep in mind, we got, we got Boris Epstein. He had his phone taken. And Mike Roman, who was a campaign strategist for Trump had a phone taken. The pillow man had his Jeffrey Clark had his phone taken back in June, Dan scavino, the social media director, had his and Bernie kerik. Former commissioner of the New York police, who was working with Rudy Giuliani in overturning the election, had his phone taken. It is very hard to take somebody's phone, by the way. The Department of Justice can't do it as a fishing expedition like Donald Trump likes to say. You can't take a phone for purely investigative investigatory purposes. You have to have probable cause of a crime and convince someone that you do. There's a high bar to getting someone's phone. Now, my confusion is that when it comes to pillow guy and guys like that, I feel like they've said all the quiet parts out loud on either fox or whatever crazy outlook will have them. So I'm curious as to what could possibly be on their phone, but they haven't already said they're being sued by dominion voting. They're being sued by all sorts of people. So I don't know, but I will say this that between the January 6th committee and the Department of Justice, they've all been very deliberative, more deliberative than many of your listeners are my viewers would like them to be. We took them to move faster in some cases. They've been very deliberative. So if they're getting the stuff, one of two things is happening. They know there's valuable information on those phones or it's information they already know and they are now calling these guys in or looking at their phones to say, we already know this. We just need further corroboration before we place charges or things like that. So those two things are happening and I don't know which. Right. So this special master ruling, we just talked to Glenn kirschner about it. I mean, it's just, it's getting harder and harder to sort of cover, first of all, I don't even know how you keep track of all of these stories of lawbreaking, and which crimes are being investigated by who. But you know, I mean, I guess Trump has succeeded once again in at least delaying. Yes, that's exactly what it is because the special master has to get through the documents now by November 30th. Which, you know, the Trump people had wanted three months. The Department of Justice and wanted less. November 30th, the one, the one thing about that, and I guess the Department of Justice doesn't care to get politics involved in this, but there's a sort of political thing happening between now and November 30th and it's November 8th, right? It's the actual midterm elections in which it does seem that some Republicans and conservatives are disgruntled by the degree of criminality that seems to surround the former Trump administration and Trump today. And so that's the frustration that why November 30. This is just a delay tactic. There may or may not be some documents that were seized that were inappropriate, but generally speaking, the FBI and what's called its filter team do a relatively good job of this. So this is just going to be a way to do what Donald Trump has always done. One day, perhaps Donald Trump will face the music. Yeah. He's very, very, very good at delay, and that's what the special master essentially. Yeah. Speaking of politics, our Republicans trying to lose the midterms. Let's talk about the Lindsey Graham's proposed. Right? That's exactly right. And now this stunt was desantis and Abbott, you know, illegally flying migrants in some cruel prank. So it's cruel. It's cruel and the cruelty seems to be the point. I'm not sure that moves the needle politically all that much other than gets Democrats who were thinking of not voting. To vote. But I think abortion may have done that anyway. So I think you're seeing a lot of energy amongst Democrats, which you wouldn't have seen in the midterm typically. But the Lindsey Graham thing just weird, right? The
Gov. Newsom Wants Gov. DeSantis, Abbott Investigated for Kidnapping
"The governor of California Gavin Newsom, who wants to be president someday. He is asking the Department of Justice to consider charging governor Ron DeSantis with kidnapping. Now, think about this. The California governor Gavin Newsom has asked the Department of Justice to look into whether sending illegals to Martha's Vineyard constituted kidnapping or other federal crimes. He wrote a letter to Merrick Garland, Newsom asked Newsom asked whether actions by Texas governor Greg Abbott and Florida governor Ron DeSantis sending illegals to destinations like New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Martha's Vineyard were illegal. Why does Gavin Newsom care where illegals go why illegals are going from Texas to Martha's Vineyard?
What Is a Show Trial?
"Solzhenitsyn wrote the gulag archipelago, one of the most important books of the 20th century. Arthur koestler wrote darkness at noon. They all kind of danced around this idea of political prisoners and show trials. What is a show trial? A show trial is a fabrication of justice, a show trial is they go through the motions as if they're putting someone on trial for the, they already know the outcome. They never lose a show trial. For all to see, to act as if they're going through the motions. But what was the purpose of the show trial? The purpose of the show trial was not to imprison or to be able to administer the death penalty to the subject. The show trial is about you. I want all of you to understand that these 40 subpoenas, the raid on Mar-a-Lago, all of it is about you. Then I might say, oh, Charlie, come on, it's about Trump. No, it's not. If you read the philosophy behind a show trial. If you read the inner Soviet literature, it's about demoralization of the public.
There Are Only Two Ways to Govern People...
"Two ways to govern people. You can break every type of government into two parts or two different buckets. I could say. You can govern people by using speech. The United States Constitution gives a preference on speech. You've got to make arguments. You've got to run for office. You got to convince people to give their power to you. You have to dialog with them. You could debate, you could have differences of opinion. Speech is what makes us human. We are the speaking beings. We are made in the image of God and God's spoke it into existence in the beginning was the word and the word was God and the word was with God. Speech is what makes us different than the creatures and the beasts of the wild. We could do more than just feel pleasure and pain. We could decipher and determine between right and wrong. What we call civil society, what we appreciate as western civilization is a preference is an elevation of the higher way of governance. Which is speech. The founding fathers knew this, the founding fathers lived under a regime of force. They studied every government that came before them. The Chinese empire, the British Empire, the Indus River valley empire, the Egyptians, the mesopotamians, the Byzantines. And they saw something in common that, throughout human history, whether it be the Greeks or whether it be the Dutch or whether it be the Romans, the few have a tendency to rule the many and the many end up not ruling the few.
You Are Living Through an Attempted Political Purge
"Living through an attempted political purge. Will we survive? We'll conservatives outlast this. It is a uni party purge. It is not just the American left and Joe Biden. It is done by the uni party in Washington, D.C.. It is a deliberate calculated attempt to expunge the entire landscape of political dissidents. Yesterday we remembered 9 11 it being 9 12. We remembered when the planes hit the two towers. When we talked in great detail about how what happened after 9 11 laid the groundwork of the political persecution we are living through right now, the raids, the spine, the infiltration, the intimidation, the hundreds of billions of dollars the federal government has to go after political dissidents. All of that was created because of our inappropriate response to 9 11. We were in a frenzy. We had to have the Patriot Act. We had to invade Iraq. We had to invade Afghanistan. $8 trillion spent in America is less free, less prosperous, less happy than it was 21 years ago.
The Justice Department Issues 40 Subpoenas in One Week
"The Justice Department issues 40 subpoenas in a week expanding its January 6th inquiry. You know, I always laugh where the people say on television. It's an insurrection. It's an insurrection. It's an insurrection. And then Joe Biden comes out and he says, you can't take over the government on an F 15. So which one is it? Was it actually an insurrection? I thought you did an F 15 to take over your government. According to Joe Biden, it wasn't an insurrection. No one's been tried for insurrection. No one has been indicted for insurrection. It's even worse, by the way, than what Steve Bannon said on this program. 40 subpoenas in one week. Not to mention, we have political prisoners rotting in jail in Washington, D.C. in pre trial detention. 614 days in pretrial detention. Some of the people in that prison did things they should have not done. At all. Where are the criminal justice advocates on the left that are saying we need rapists and murderers and arsonists, kidnappers, to not have any bail. But no, if you're a Trump supporter, if you wear a maga hat, you get 614 days before you ever get a trial.
Gregg Jarrett on the Political Consequences of the Dems' Latest Moves
"With Greg Jarrett, who has two hats two very natty hats. He wears at the same time at Fox News. Of course he is the preeminent legal analyst, but also political analysts. So if I can ask you Greg to doff your political analyst hat, what are the ramifications first? What do you think is the overall consequence politically for the Democrats in the midterm year given not only the Mar-a-Lago raid, but the way the January 6th show trial was handled, and if in the next month or two, because we're only 70 days away, we get some concrete accusations, buttressed by the 13 or 14 FBI whistleblowers that, yes, political actions were taken by the FBI to squelch the Hunter Biden laptop story into assist his father winning the election. How dangerous could things become politically in the United States? Well, the show trial hasn't moved the needle according to polling data. But polling data has indicated that it had Americans, I think the number was 70%, it said that if they knew the truth about the laptop, it would have influenced their vote. 78%. So that gives you an indication that Americans are convinced that the fix was in. That there were our deep state bureaucracy led by Merrick Garland's DoJ and the corrupt FBI put their heavy feet on the scales of justice and also tried to influence the presidential election by burying incriminating information about Hunter Biden and Joe Biden. At the same time, propagating a phony story in it, it was all Russian disinformation when they knew it wasn't
Sebastian Unpacks the FBI's Total Corruption With Gregg Jarrett
"Newt on Fox with his qualification of the federal bureau of investigations cut to. I think that you've been watching political theater. Disguised as law enforcement. We've seen that now for four or 5 years. We've seen case after case where they are overreacting, where they're deliberately humiliating people. I always say that our podcast with Paul Manafort about his experience in prison, he's in, he's kept in solitary confinement for 8 months. And I just think this is, you're watching a corrupt department that is out of control, gave 98% of its money to Hillary Clinton in 2016 of the people who were donating, who worked at that department. The senior justice, the senior FBI, is clearly corrupt and clearly dishonest. Greg, is the FBI out of control and why is half of the affidavit supporting the warrant still unreadable? It's right. It's a cesspool of corruption. And when Merrick Garland says, oh, trust us, we should not. He is not our trust. His actions in protecting, running to protection racket for Hunter Biden, Joe Biden. Together with his lawless rate into Trump's home, grabbing everything in sight are just two examples of why we shouldn't trust them. And today in a court filing down at Florida, Garland, who is opposing the appointment of a special master to examine the seized documents for privileged material. Said up, well, we already looked at them all. We have our own filter team team. To ensure that these documents are properly protected and that executive privilege and attorney client privilege are segregated. Yes, right. And
DNC Chair Jaime Harrison: Trump and MAGA Republicans Are Delusional
"Don't even know what this latest thing is with Trump, but this is just going to get worse and worse as we review what the damage is right to our intelligence to our national security. I mean, I'm just curious you're taking a piece of Merrick Garland might have two paths to filing charges against Trump. I mean, he keeps committing. We keep finding out about so many new crimes and then you're like, what about the last thing? What about the insurrection? I mean, I don't know how you process as an actual leader that the ex-president of the United States just tweeted that he'd be named the winner of the 2020 election or we have a do over. I just don't, I don't know if it's a setup or an insanity defense, but obviously this piece is about whether Merrick Garland is going to charge him for one or the other or both. You know, the classified documents and the insurrection in January 6th. What is your feeling on that? Well, they need to check the exhaust system there in Mar-a-Lago because whatever it is, they're delusional. I don't know what's in the air down there, but there's no sanity in terms of what they're trying to do. No, Donald Trump, nobody is doing a do over of the 2020 election. Dude, you lost. Deal with it. You know, I lost my race and you just got to move on, you know? But just deal with it. And it's just, it is really, really sad. And what's even worse is the delusional people, these mega Republicans who are mimicking everything that he says. Yeah. You know, in the end of the day, the Justice Department is now an independent agency. The White House is not pulling their strings, unlike what happened in the Trump administration. And so, you know, their job is justice, following the law and following the constitution.
Devin Nunes on 'Bitter Old Man' Merrick Garland
"You've had Merrick Garland actually say, you know, everything has to go through ledge of flares, nobody can talk to Congress. I mean, it seems like they're holding it together with the old country terms spitting bailing wire. I mean, because they went so far that even some who will be sympathetic quote company people are saying, wait, wait, wait, there's got to be some balance here. Yeah, Garland, I think, is just an avatar, old guy, old, bitter guy, luckily we were able to stop them from ever becoming appointed to the Supreme Court. Because the Democrats knew exactly what they had on this guy. They knew exactly what he was going to be. He was going to be swayed very, very easily. And that always makes me wonder as to what they have on some of these guys. There were the Democrats knew exactly what to do. They put up this guy and it was kind of a phony Republican and said, get them, let's get them approved. And luckily, we know he was stopped by the Republican Senate at the time. Now he's just a bitter old man who's not in charge. And I say that he's not in charge because it's clear just by this latest raid where had stories that say, oh my God, he was in turmoil for two months, not knowing what to do. Well, that's weird because we were told it's nuclear secrets, classified information. Like, what? This is wild that he that he toiled over this for months. Whatever part of that is true, but what we do know is true is that the rate occurred, everybody from at least the right to the center, whatever mainstream media is left that has any sort of moral compass, was saying, what is going on here? We need to hear from the attorney general. Well, he waited and waited a wait at what four days goes out and does a press conference, my guess is that he waited because he was waiting for the corrupt DoJ and FBI people to come with the goods. Of which they didn't get any goods. We know we know that now because we just saw in recent days, they sprinkled out some classified looking documents all over and took a picture on the carpet,
Americans No Longer Trust the FBI
"I see from Rasmussen and the Rasmussen survey here is supported by other surveys that all the rhetoric we hear from Merrick Garland about the FBI is above politics, the FBI is without fear or favor, the FBI is no one is above the law. We're very even handed. The American people are not buying it. And not only are the American people not buying it, independents and Democrats are not buying it either. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? There is a group of politicized thugs at the top of the FBI who are using the FBI as Joe Biden's personal Gestapo. I mean, this is framing the question in the most extreme way, not just do you think that the FBI is somewhat prejudiced? No, do you think that the FBI is like the KGB? You think they're like the Nazis? Agree. GOP, not all that surprising, 64% agree. So a substantial majority. Let's remember, though, you know honey, I think the GOP, I'm actually surprised at 64, because for decades, you know, where the party of Law & Order. And so by and large were deferential to the FBI. So getting this number over 50, I think is an accomplishment. Anyway, independence, 47%, a near majority agree. And Democrats 30%. This to me is really telling almost one in three Democrats agree that the FBI is now a thug operation.
FBI Agent Resigns Over Hunter Biden Scandal
"I want to still talk about this guy named Mr. T bolt. I think I'm saying his name. He's the FBI agent that they ran out of there. Not only was he biased in his investigation into Trump or the information that was provided to ray and the rest of them, Merrick Garland, not only was he biased in the information that was given to them, which is why they got him out of there. He also shut down a Hunter Biden's on Hunter Biden investigation. I don't know if you guys are aware of this, and I know I said it every time I talk. Do y'all understand that Joe Biden's son, while Joe Biden was the vice president of the United States of America, was doing deals in Ukraine. He was doing dirty deals in Ukraine. He was working for burisma. He can't even speak the language there. You see pictures of him snoring Coke off prostitutes. He is not a businessman. And he ain't over there doing business. But they paint a millions of dollars. Because his father was the vice president ladies and gentlemen, they paying to play.
Kash Patel: Republicans Need a Committee to Expose Corruption
"Republicans take back the House and the Senate cash, what can possibly be done to hold this fourth branch of government accountable, the unelected unknown unchecked branch. It just seems like there's so many different scandals. So many different things they're doing or not doing or intentionally, you're not focusing on what is it, cash that they need to do, going in January, more than just writing letters. I mean, I think it's time for a church and pike committee equivalent. What are your thoughts cash? You're not wrong. They need a committee. Whether it's select or otherwise to run a russiagate style investigation that Devin and I ran, but they need to go ten times harder. And here's why. You're right. Issuing letters is meaningless. Go get subpoenas. Go get the documents. Make sure the American public are shown. The documents that expose the government corruption at the FBI and DoJ. And I've said this since the beginning, I think the reason the FBI went down there and raided Donald Trump's home was because they knew this political leadership that was in place that started Russia gate knew that Devin and I only got out 60% of the russiagate documents during our investigation. That means 40% were left. Why do you think president Donald Trump declassified then? Because it showed their extreme levels of corruption and illegality against the sitting president of the United States and others. So they come in and sweep up under the counterintelligence investigation umbrella to prevent their disclosure and this Congress is the only mechanism that can go in there and force the disclosure of the documents and then they must call these people up to testify publicly, Chris ray, Merrick Garland, John Carlin, all these people, and without time limits and without private jets waiting for them that are paid for by the government to answer hard questions as to why did you allow this investigation to occur when you knew the people and the personnel operating it had already broken the law during russiagate. And some of these individuals are supposedly under investigation at the FBI themselves. How is it possible that they can work on an investigation of this magnitude? Congress must act big time.
"merrick" Discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast
"I got to say, your colleague and friend Greg gutfeld was brilliant in pointing out that this is a trick when Merrick Garland says I will not tolerate criticism of the FBI or the DoJ political violence, et cetera, et cetera, it's a tactic tyrus. It's an attempt to silence us. In other words, go ahead. It was trying to get responses. And I will not tolerate. Can you read the job of fine print? You're going to be scrutinized. You're the head of the FBI. Right. You have your bureau has ability to and are able to do things that normal citizens are not. And when you abuse those powers, you damn straight, are going to get criticized. And you better accept those criticizing answer questions, which you didn't do. Exactly. So sitting on his pulpit and again, I don't think he understands the job. And the more you hear him speak and see in the speech, he just comes off as a guy who's got an axe to grind and is going and there's no, I'm sure there's no secret that he was all too happy to sign that paper. He blames the Republican Party for not being a Supreme Court Justice. So what I've learned with being around politicians and career politicians is they're extremely petty. So my fear is Republicans when the blue drowning happens is that they spend way too much time and being petty and retaliation instead of getting this economy back on track, getting our police force strong again. So getting our schools and our educations together, getting that border fixed up. And then the international community know that we are not going to be soft sponges anymore. Right.
"merrick" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"That's what's so confusing to me, and it should be for you. And I want your thoughts, by the way, freedom at Charlie Kirk dot com because the silence of Garland. I think is very instructive. Now both could be true, by the way. More might be coming, all the while something might have went wrong. They might have went too heavy. Could you imagine if someone misunderstood in a meeting, hey, go subpoena Trump's documents and someone thought they said, go raid Trump's documents. That's unlikely, by the way. But I'm only inferring that because of the silence of the FBI. By the way, it's 30 agents for 9 hours would be 270 man hours. Sorry, I screwed up my math a little bit. Catherine emailed us freedom at Charlie Kirk dot com, Charlie, don't be surprised. This is the left's MO. They lob a bomb and won't respond. Call you names and walk away. They didn't make a mistake. It is possible they're planning more, watch your back. That's why I led with that. But there is still something suspicious about the silence of it. And even the liberal media is starting to get a little bit nervous about this whole thing. The New Yorker comes out with an article and says that the silence is not here after the Trump raid silence is not an option for Merrick Garland. That is 19 hours ago. The New York Post says if Merrick Garland doesn't give a solid fast reason for raiding Trump's home, he probably just reelected him. Everyday Merrick Garland is silent about the raid, the more they are losing the court of public opinion. 270 man hours, a 9 and a half hour occupation, Jamie emailed his freedom at Charlie Kirk dot com, Garland isn't taking credit for his terroristic rate on Mar-a-Lago because he was forced into it by somebody else. There's something not right here. And if you think this is all according to plan, it's unusual because they're losing even Democrats on this. They're losing independence on this, even the Democrat media is like, I don't know if we love this. Front page of The New York Times, high stakes gamble in divided nation. That's not exactly a victory lap for The New York Times to cover your raid. High stakes gamble in a divided nation, I think it's most likely that they're not done. Why would Merrick Garland speak when this was just the pregame? They go after Scott Perry's cell phone, who else are they targeting? Who else are they thinking of? Raiding. There's something else here, everybody. We have to be on our guard. We have to look a level deeper. Garland and this is, this is what's so frustrating. Garland has not even been asked to go in front of Congress for this. Obviously, because Democrats are controlling it. The silence is instructive. And there's a pattern here..
"merrick" Discussed on The Breakdown with Shaun King
"Merrick Garland is a really bad attorney general. Particularly, he's bad for the moment that we are in in the moment that we were in like he has majored in missing the moments. The United States Capitol was overtaken, the American president, Donald Trump, was deeply involved in his administration was deeply involved. And the DoJ has so badly bungled and has waited so long over 18 months now. To do anything seriously credible about the major players behind it, that it has started to frustrate mainstream democratic leaders like congressman James Clyburn, who was a moderate black Democrat from South Carolina, one of the key reasons Joe Biden as president. And many others, I see almost every day now, not super leftist Congress people, but like moderate Democrats say, what the hell is this man doing? Why is he waiting so long to take serious steps on the attack on the capitol? Yesterday, families in D.C. came from buffalo, families of victims of the white supremacist terrorist attack in Buffalo came. And testified and one of the children of one of the elders that was killed in Buffalo just said like, what are you all actually doing? Not just what is Congress doing, but what is the full weight of the entire government doing? What is the DoJ actually doing to confront white supremacy? You've already heard me say it. Who are your staff? What is your plan and show us your budget? And they're not really doing anything substantive. To stop more of these attacks from happening, again and again and again. And the base of Democrats are frustrated about it. Mainstream Democrats are just saying like, where are you? Like, we voted you in, James Clyburn, moderate black folk across the country, moderate white Democrats. What are you doing? About the attack on the capitol, what are you doing credibly seriously about white supremacy in America? And what are you doing to confront police violence? There are right now a hundred cases that the DoJ should have already opened up. To confront police violence in America. That they don't need Congress for. But it appears that Merrick Garland just doesn't have the proclivity. The desire, the courage, the gumption, the perspective, the the drive to actually hold individual police accountable with federal civil rights charges for some of the worst cases in the country. On that issue, he's hardly doing better than anyone from the Trump administration. There are so many cases. That we expected the DoJ to at least prosecute if you're not going to change this system at least hold some of the worst police officers accountable. But there refusing to do that. And what I continue to be told from people who either work in the DoJ or are close to high ranking officials in the DoJ is that Merrick Garland is just not into it. We always knew that his disposition was kind of quiet and low key, but it's not just his disposition. It's his actual effort. And again, we're nearing halfway through the first term. Literally we're getting to the point where people are going to begin announcing who's running for president. Against Joe Biden. Once we hit that two year mark, that's about when it begins to happen. We have huge elections this November. And instead of Democrats being able to stand on what they've done to confront white supremacy to confront the attack on the capitol to confront police violence, instead of them being able to do that with some real credibility, there's virtually nothing. It's maddening because it's an easy victory for Democrats. For the DoJ to do what they can actually do without some supermajority in Congress, but they refuse to do it. And this is always who Merrick Garland was going to be, but at this point, Joe Biden needs to really hear and understand in Merrick Garland really needs to hear and understand. That people are tired of how little he is doing about the most pressing issues of the moment. Listen, we only have two more days left of this podcast being on Instagram. And then we're going to begin directing all of you to go back to Apple. Go back to Spotify and other podcast players and join us there. You can become a member and I hope you will, at the north star dot com today, hundreds of you think thank you, hundreds of you have joined this week. We're grateful, but we're hoping to get 4000 more new members in this new push that we're in, we're grateful for all of you that have joined. Go now to the north star dot com and join today and subscribe to this podcast on Apple podcast on Spotify. Let's continue to do what we do. Love and appreciate all of you. Take care everybody. Break it down. Right now. 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"merrick" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"According to a whistleblower from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the FBI is now compiling information. Under the tag Ed you officials to track parents that communicate complaints to school boards, administrators, teachers, and staff. Directly at odds to Merrick Garland's testimony sworn testimony under oath to lawmakers. Now, Senate Republicans instead of actually doing their job, they're too busy passing $1.2 trillion infrastructure packages, $2.5 billion, by the way of the infrastructure package, put money towards tree equity. That's right. Tree equity. That's what your Republicans voted for. Now why do I connect those two? Because your Senate Republicans that voted for that infrastructure package, they've been too busy. Work in the deal. Doing the process, glad handing fellow Democrat senators while the FBI. Now has Patriot Act style tags a new why would you even negotiate with this regime? Why would you vote for any bill that they put up while this is even remotely happening and it is happening? FBI creates threat tag to track alleged harassment of educators. They're never going to stop doing this until they realize that there's a legitimate opposition party in this country. And as we've said before, the new war is not going to be won in Taiwan. It's not going to happen in Taiwan, the regime doesn't want that. It's not going to be one of sand and death in the Middle East. It's not going to be a conflict in eastern Russia. No, the new war is against you. And Garland lied under oath about it. U.S. code title 18 section one 6 two one. Anyone who will fully in contrary to such oath states are subscribed any material matter, which he does not believe to be true, is guilty of perjury and shall be fined or imprisoned up to 5 years or
"merrick" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"The national school board association letter otherwise known as the letter that broke the entire educational world led to the memo. The memo from Merrick Garland that inexplicably called for the defense apparatus to use potentially the Patriot Act and Department of Homeland Security to go after moms and dads. This is a legitimate scandal that is heating up, which we will now call memo gate. Cut 58 Merrick Garland in front of Congress, said that he could not imagine any circumstance that parents complaining about their school boards would be labeled as domestic terrorism, cut 58. Like you, I can't imagine any circumstance in which the Patriot Act would be used in the circumstances of parents complaining about their children, nor can I imagine a circumstance where they would be labeled as domestic terrorism. New whistleblower last night shows that Merrick Garland lied under oath in front of Congress as all of these deep state unelected operatives do, no one voted for Merrick Garland, Merrick Garland is an unelected Plato guardian type that wants to usher in a globalist internationalist borderless society, while he does not actually have to live under those same rules and measures. Whistleblower breaking last night. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the FBI, created a threat tag to track allegedly menacing statements against school boards and their members after attorney general Merrick Garland directed the bureau to take the lead on hyperlocal disputes. A whistleblower has revealed. The email dated October 20th about a month ago, released Tuesday by House judiciary Republicans, who said this was proof that the federal counter terrorism was being deployed against parents at school board meetings.
"merrick" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Either way. The big lies still a big line. All they have is that one line. That's it. Junk and has responded for the now battleground state of Virginia used to be a comfortably blue state, education has changed that. And we see that playing out in real time with Merrick Garland's testimony, play cut 53. Well, I just take this as the standard rhetoric from a failing campaign. And what they're not focused on is what's really happening in Virginia. I mean, we have parents trying to stand up for their children in school boards all over Virginia. I mean, we saw students walking out of the classroom yesterday trying to actually just please ask school boards across Virginia to look out for their safety. I mean, this is what this race is about. And Terry mcauliffe can't talk about any of these things because he's on the wrong side of every issue. Virginia, legitimate battleground state all because of the issue of parent rights, sovereignty, choice and education, and Merrick Garland is not backing down from this. He says, oh, it's all because of threats of violence towards school board members. He didn't even read the memo, Cruz exposed that. He believes that the greatest threat that deserves federal involvement and surveillance is parents. And yeah, you better believe that's gonna animate parents to vote against this current power structure. And here's what is so amazing to see in real time. How imprudent this has been for them. Let me just put this more simply and bluntly. This has been one of the dumbest calculations I've seen by the Democrat party in my ten years of doing this. They control every single chamber of institution. Now you're gonna go declare war on the one constituency you guys were actually doing better with. Be our guest. It's backfiring and it's not going back any time soon. They're doubling.
"merrick" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"So Merrick Garland is testifying in front of Congress right now. And not in front of the house in front of the Senate, though, which was very important, let's go to cut 64. Senator Tom cotton has said what we are all thinking, which is praise God and thank goodness that Merrick Garland is not on the United States Supreme Court. Let's play cut 64. This is shameful. This testimony, your directive, your performance is shameful. That's not true. Thank God you are not on the Supreme Court. You should resign and disgrace judge. You should resign and disgrace judge. I'm a big Tom cotton fan. I think he's terrific and it's exactly right. Merrick Garland is one of the most despicable, craven, self righteous, arrogant, and lowlifes ever to serve as attorney general of the United States. And we've had some. We've had some attorney generals. Trust me. The fact that Merrick Garland is now double and tripling down on the weaponization of the Department of Justice against moms and dads tells you everything you need to know. And I am seeing here as my friend senator Marshall Blackburn right now is touching is asking questions that Merrick Garland and the testimony. I'm seeing Republicans start to play offense. They realize that the rule of law is been temporarily put on life support in our country as Merrick Garland and his cartel of muscle mafia people try to put moms and dads in a headlock saying you better not show up to school board meetings. You better not challenge the
"merrick" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"Hello and welcome it. Is eric erickson here. The erik erikson show. I hope it's a wonderful day wherever you are and it's a wonderful day here and you can call it and be a part of it. Eight seven seven nine seven eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five. Well you know what are the fun things about the show particularly now. I'm that i'm doing a new three live. I know somebody listened on delay but the news happened so much this time of day that like for example i wanted to spend some time this coordinated campaign against facebook. If you saw major newspapers stay almost every single. One of them had a front page story attacking facebook and i'll get there but something else has happened. Merrick garland has gone to the united states. Senate i need to set the stage for you on this story. So that you know about it The national school board association sent a letter to merrick garland calling for a fbi investigation into parents showing up at school boards. These school board association claimed that Parents were being threatened and bully or they were threatening and they were bullying they were harassing. They were threatening. They were domestic. Terrorists and merrick garland the attorney. General of the united states bit formed a task force to investigate parents as domestic terrorists. Except there's a side. The story we did not know at the time turns out the head of the national association of school boards coordinated with the biden white house the daily caller ross that they got the thorough foia. They got a lot of the exchanges in you could see it was the bite administration that actually helped prepare the letter included certain language including wanting to call parents. Domestic terrorists was the biting administration. That did this. In the national association of school boards worked with them on drafting. The letter incentive. To merrick garland. Now we know that the board never approved it. The national associate scores their board never proved it now. We know that the executive director of the ceo of the organization has been appointed by joe biden to serve in some capacity it was all coordinated with the by demonstration to make parents look like terrorists and we know this now. We know it was the bite administration. That did this. We know the board did not sign off on it. There was a big explosion. A lot of State school associations walked away for the national associate. School boards demand apologies in members of the board. Have come out and said we had no idea. We didn't approve this. So now the attorney general is before the united states senate. Today i wish to play for you..
"merrick" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Where does Barbara streisand live or where she once live? I said, Charlie, what does that have to do with anything? Barbara streisand has a big house or had I don't know if she still lives there. And Barbra Streisand was very upset that a certain photographer who wanted to try and catalog the erosion of the California coastline happened to photograph Barbra Streisand's home. Barbra Streisand did everything she possibly could to try to remove this. Barbara streisand was very upset that anyone would dare photograph her home. So this was put on the Internet and Barbra Streisand found out that her house was photographed. She said this was a violation of privacy. Now mind you, this was literally just some environmentalists that was taking pictures of the coastline. So Barbra Streisand realized this and up until she decided to do something about it the image was downloaded 6 times. 6 people were interested in her home. But once she filed a lawsuit to try to prevent anyone from finding out where the house was, the picture became international news and was downloaded 420,000 times in the following month. The lawsuit was eventually dismissed because there really is no violation of privacy to photograph what you can see in a helicopter. This started something known as the streisand effect. It's a phenomenon that occurs when an attempt to hide, remove or censor information, has the unintended consequence of increasing awareness of that information. Often via the Internet. This is exactly what is happening right now with Merrick Garland and the national school board association. In an attempt to censor moms and dads to show up to the school board meeting, just like how Barbra Streisand wanted to censor her home from being on the Internet. We're only 6 people went and saw it. As a result of that and the national school board association and Merrick Garland going after, the grassroots push of parents that have started to care about what's happening to their kids education. We are now seeing more people talk about the national school board association story than ever before. I want to play a tape here of cut 83 representative chip Roy, who started to press attorney general Merrick Garland on the loudon county sexual assault scandal. So Merrick Garland is being called to testify in front of Congress. And what is every Republican asking him about? School board school board school board school board school boards. The thing that is winning 60 70 80% of independent voters of our schools have become radical indoctrination camps. You think that's what Merrick Garland really wants to talk about? Merrick Garland and the Democrats are being put on defense, saying, well, yeah, of course we read the letter from the national school board association. In an attempt to censor the issue, they've made it bigger than ever before. In an attempt to cover it up and suppress the idea that our education system has become that of the third world, it is now all of a sudden, the number one issue in loudon county, Virginia, the number one issue in Scottsdale, Arizona, the number one issue for swing voters is the decay of our government run schools. Let's play cut 83. Do you agree with loudon parents, you said it is not okay to allow a child that has been charged with a rape to go back into a school in that public school system. Again, I don't know any of the facts of this case, but the way you put it, it certainly sounds like I would agree with you. Yeah, I don't know the facts of the case. Is the FBI or the Department of Justice investigating the loud and school board for violating civil rights or under authority of state of violence against women act? I don't believe so, but I don't know the answer to that. Well, I don't know what's going on. It's not like I'm the attorney general of the United States, so let me get this straight. You're not using the attorney, the attorney general's office and Department of Justice to go after civil rights violations, but according to some letter that you get from the national school board association of America that then warrants federal involvement, let's play cut 81, and again, this is the greatest example of the more you try to cover something up, the more you try to censor it, the bigger it gets. Democrats very well could have let the school board issue continue to grow and kind of keep it at bay and that kind of downplay it. But they can't help themselves because within a liberal is an authoritarian Mussolini style tyrant waiting and screaming to get out. They can't help themselves. And they get worried. Why are the people getting so animated? Why won't they just stay in their corner and say, we want Liz Cheney back please? Please make Mitt Romney the head of our party. Instead, Merrick Garland made a fatal error. The deep state ruling class and the craven cartel of people running our country, they made a huge strategic mistake. They are now treating moms and dads like ISIS. Now, moms and dads across the country, they're not just tolerating but guess what? You now just validated what they're doing to such a great extent. They want to do it more..
"merrick" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Today, Merrick Garland is doing a hearing in front of the House judiciary committee. Merrick Garland is being asked certain questions that he doesn't even know the specifics of what he does his attorney general is exactly what bob Mueller did when he was the appointment, where they have these elderly kind of elderly old men that have had long resumes and careers, Merrick Garland being a federal judge, bob Mueller, think bubble around the FBI, and he's something like that. And then they use them as puppets and they manipulate them to wage domestic war on us. Merrick Garland, you have to understand what you're dealing with here. Is the current hired gun of the craven ruling class. Merrick Garland is the placeholder of all of the entrenched interests. Merrick Garland oversees the department that spied on Donald Trump illegally oversees the department that had Peter struck and Lisa page. James Comey, Merrick Garland is the placeholder unelected by the way no one showed up in huge numbers to go elect Merrick Garland to be able to write letters to say to the national school board to acknowledge the letter from the national school board association, say, you know what? We need to go use the FBI the Department of Justice to go after moms and dads that are showing up in big numbers to school board meetings. Now, Republicans are doing their job here by overseeing Merrick Garland. They're conducting oversight. And a lot of this is just words. But Merrick Garland is not used to being challenged like this. I listen to some of the hearing this morning and I could tell you this is a man who just like bob Mueller is only a placeholder and is being used and manipulated by other treacherous and other malevolent interests. To try to weaponize the federal government in the United States.
"merrick" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"And then you see the national school board association calling on the federal government. Merrick garland agreeing and rand paul. And ron paul been warning against this abuse for quite some time that it will just be a matter of time before this security apparatus will be used against political dissidents and we saw a preview of that with donald trump. We saw a little bit of a of a coming attraction trailer. They will not be able to help themselves. But to use the power of the federal government to try to crush you play. Cut seventy one made phone calls. And all their senator rand paul. Once again having a filibuster moment leading a ten hour talk ifan against renewal of key provisions of the patriot act and i will not let the patriot act. The most unpatriotic of acts go on challenged so the american people. Say enough's enough. We want our privacy protected. The bulk collection must end. And i think we have the votes to do it now. Rand paul was ridiculed mocked. never taken seriously but why am i playing all of this. Because the government only has the ability to spy on parents because republicans gave them at ability. Rampal tried to stop this rand. Paul and a couple others. Mike lee and bizarrely enough bernie sanders. I think it was a huge critic of the patriot. Act which always kind of perplexes me where it's like. Oh yeah we want government to do everything for you. And by the way we're really worried about government overreach us overlook government over reach one. You want the government. Run your healthcare you. Schools and tucker. Carlson said last night. He said any rational thinking person that used to be for the patriot act and now looks at. What's become trico. Call for the total and complete repeal of it. But that's not going to happen anytime soon. Because most almost all democrats except a couple but almost all republicans are equally tied to the intelligence agencies. Look really carefully and closely your elected official. Are they calling for the fbi the pfizer courts and for the patriot. Act to be repealed. Because they see what's happening right now may see that if you expose a certain political viewpoint and they're coming.
"merrick" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Merrick Garland That was his testimony That's not domestic terrorism They're not hunting down the members of antifa They're not hunting down the members of Black Lives Matter They're not hunting down nationalist separatist organizations now Parents law abiding taxpaying parents with their flesh and blood In the classroom trying to protect them from the radicalization of the teacher union mob Of the superintendent mob and at the educational bureaucrats Because the Democrat party are in bed with all of them and they rely on them The poor kids in our inner cities School choice is prohibited They have to go to our inner city schools You want to know where there's crime Crime in our inner city schools You don't see Merrick Garland putting out a memo saying the FBI state local law enforcement We need to get together To figure out how to prevent crime in our inner city schools now No They would never touch Democrats strongholds never ever And disgusted by this coward Merrick Garland Disgusted They did not answer My request for Merrick Garland to come on life liberty and levain on Fox They did not reply to our phone message the form we completed they did not reply to our emails Merrick Garland And the frauds and the phonies and the radical kooks that populate the highest levels of the Department of Justice I was a school board member And I was chief of staff to an attorney general And what this man is doing is undermining americanism That's exactly what he's doing And it will not be tolerated Period We don't expect the corrupt media for the most part To come to the defense of liberty and the right to association No never Unless of course you're antifa or Black Lives Matter one of those groups Stand firm America We're not about to give up our children We're not about to give up our school systems and we're assures how not about to give up our country I'll be right back Love in On 77 W ABC Ladies and gentlemen I want to ask you a question Did you know what drawing your cash from the bank can be very risky That's right I said it Let me educate you about this Banks are now required to spy on us for the government And the report any behavior they think is suspicious Man oh man I was shocked as I read the.
"merrick" Discussed on Dr. Jockers Functional Nutrition
"Now when it comes to taking to merrick you know certainly we can be putting it on our our food. You know taking food based Forms of to merrick right. A lot of people will use the most well studied compound which is curcumin however what we know. Is that whole food based to merrick has nearly three hundred other beneficial components than just curcumin alone and so again curcumin is extremely powerful but the research shows that taking a whole foods based to merrick complex can be much more beneficial now. The problem is that it notoriously has.
"merrick" Discussed on The Daily Beans
"This isn't the kind of the normal way this goes right. Normally you're charged. You get a letter you turn yourself in. He was arrested. This is this is reminiscent to me of when they were like picking up nader at dulles as soon as he landed or you know like what are some reasons that prosecutors would wanna get their hands on on barrack without warning him that they're coming. I mean presumably You know i. I should say assuming. That's even what happened. Yeah definitely seems different. You know if you think back to some of the other changes. That are similar here. Like manna for. I think some of these people turn themselves in you know there were agreements for when people would be either picked up by the fbi or turn themselves in at a local office at the i. Office or something like that doesn't always happen. That way. stone was arrested at his house But there's a couple aberrations that. I kinda thought were of note. Usually if fbi goes to arrest citizen especially unlike white collar stuff. It tends to happen really early in the morning. Usually like a six. Am knock get out of bed. This is happening. We're doing in out of sight of the press. This seems like it happened in the middle of the day. Now there could be details. We don't know i. I should speak to that to be very sparse details but another reason that it seems like he was not fully aware. This might be happening today because they were not ready with a ton of statements. He did not have team of lawyers ready with a ton of explainers for why he is not guilty and now they just had a bail hearing. The judge apparently expressed some concern. That he's a flight risk that his lower level associated a flight risk. So i wondered if there was concerned about him being out in. La maybe prosecutors had noticed some plans to travel. I don't know but it did seem like it. Came out nowhere and there is no indication of these depressed. We knew that this investigation exist. We did not know heating up nor did we go that it had died on the horizon. No right not like the matt. Gaetz has been heating or the rudy's been heating up in the eastern district there. I think you know you bring up a couple of great points here and you know as i just mentioned. He was interviewed in two thousand nineteen on obstructed justice. He lied on several occasions particularly saying he wasn't doing any work for the uae and and that he'd you know etc and you know that to me says that the justice department under trump kept this investigation going. What are your. What are your thoughts on that because a lot of people see this and a lot of people are reacting like oh see merrick garland is is pushing things back into gear. But this has been. This has been happening. Yeah it's clear that the the offices of doj especially the district offices continued on these investigations in the trump era. And we they deserve credit for that and we should command those. Us attorneys who have courage to risk their jobs and move on potentially politically explosive implications. Like this because they certainly didn't have to interview barrack but they pursued this right. They wanted to talk to him in two thousand. Nineteen that's height of trump's Tantrum throwing control over the justice department..
"merrick" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"But in practice. That's going to be a really difficult thing to do. Yeah so i actually want to hear from both of you little bit more about that when we come back from a quick break. We are scrutinizing the first three months of attorney. General merrick garland tenure at the department of justice. Much more when we come back. This is on point. This is on point. Meghna choco bardy. And today we're taking a close look. At attorney general. Eric garland's first three months as the head of the department of justice and what his actions as attorney. General tell us about his view of justice overall in america and whether or not he is making progress on his promise to de-politicize the doj and to build trust in the department once again. I'm joined today by paula reid. She senior legal. Affairs correspondent for cnn. She's with us from washington. Frank figliuzzi is also with us as well former. Fbi assistant director. Juries nbc news national security contributor and host of the podcast the bureau with frank figliuzzi and he joins us from tucson arizona. And frank i just wanted to quickly pick up on what. Paula mentioned right there. Before the end of the previous segment about attorney general garland very assiduously staying away from saying that the doj would investigate ideology. Right i mean because when he announced the national strategy to push back on domestic terrorism he he basically said explicitly quote we do not prosecute people for their beliefs that across the world extremist or terrorist labels have at times been fixed to those perceived as political threats to the ruling order but there's no place for partisanship in the enforcement of the law. The justice department will not tolerate any such abuse of authority. But what does it tell you That he is saying that he's going to stay very very far away. From using the power of the justice department to a to do anything up route the ideology which has which led to the attacked on congress on january six. Well first let me state clearly. He's he's absolutely right on the money you. We must preserve civil liberties and privacy and free speech if we're going to preserve our country and democracy as we know that but i think we're kind of falls down is the notion that somehow securing our nation and preserving civil liberties are are mutually exclusive. They can't they can't be done together and the absolutely can be done together. And his repeated statements on this and even the thirty some odd page national strategy for countering domestic terrorism goes out of its way almost contorts itself in its language to say we're not looking at ideas and rhetoric were only gonna gonna look at violence and then this new phrase that's been introduced by the way called imminent violence so now you know if anybody were to say frank have you seen any different change in stance and how this might be invested. The change i see is now. We're saying we're putting an adjective in front of violence and calling it imminent violence so in the old days you know prior strategy. He almost wait for the violence to happen. And then come in and clean up afterwards and now we're seeing imminent violence so that is encouraging but again we're nowhere near a government. What even facebook can do on a daily basis. They have sophisticated algorithms that. Tell them even anonymously. This user is talking about hurting somebody repeatedly and at the point where that becomes a concern. They can then send that tip over to the fbi. They do it every single day and it can be done anonymously and then the fbi can come back and say please tell us the identity of that user until i see an approach like that being offered I'm not convinced that the this the rules have changed enough to get us to a place where we can prevent the next act of domestic terrorism. Well i have to say. I really appreciate you pointing out the addition of that one adjective about imminent violence. Because i guarantee you that is going to be a civil. Libertarians are going to be focusing on that with with with a laser like intensity as time goes on but listen of franken paula. We also have to before we get too much further towards the end of the show have to talk about voting as well as another major area of the doj's focus of garland focused in particular because first of all. Let's just listen to what he said earlier this month. When garland unveiled his plan plan to protect voting rights. There are many things that are open to debate in america but the right of all eligible citizens to vote is not one of them. The right to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy. The right from which all the rights ultimately flow now key part of the garland plan is to double the doj civil rights division staff and that division forces voting rights protections but adrian jones is a professor of politics race and law at morehouse college in atlanta and she says that the division no longer has one of its strongest mechanisms for protecting the right to vote that is pre clearance if your state had used a test or device to restrict the vote or to restrict registration and less than half of the black voting age population in your jurisdiction or state had voted in particular. You presidential elections jurists state or jurisdiction. We'd need to submit any new voting law for review from the federal government now pre-clearance protections were eliminated in that twenty thirteen supreme court decision of shelby v holder but professor jones says the justice department still has important oversight powers as part of the voting rights. Act i do. Want merrick garland to use those additional people to oversee elections with a election observers. Which provided for both in hr four and in the voting rights act at also like him to Enforce section eleven of the voting rights. Act which prohibits voting fraud right voting twice and making sure that people are not falsely registering to vote and professor jones says she wants garland to be aggressive in addressing nationwide efforts to change state level voting laws. People are in danger as a result of these elections Georgia elected officials. Georgia candidates georgia voting activists were subject to threats and violence in two thousand eighteen and twenty twenty nationwide. We've had people threatened in twenty twenty their concerns about what happened in the miracle. A county recount Not only in terms of threatening people and making them uncomfortable but the fact that you now review their information and been able to have an opportunity to identify who they are Bees are the kinds of things that went on during jim crow adrian jones..
"merrick" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"As we have been an enormous task ahead to move forward as a country to punish the perpetrators to do everything possible to prevent similar attacks and to do so in a manner that affirms some values on which our justice system is founded upon which our democracy depends resolve and dedication with which the justice department has approached the investigation of the january. Six attack reflects the serious illness with which we take this assault on a mainstay of our democratic system. The peaceful transfer of power. Well joining us. Now is frank figliuzzi. He's a former. Fbi assistant director. He's currently nbc news national security contributor and also host of the podcast. The bureau with frank figliuzzi frank. Welcome back to the show. Thanks for having all right. So you heard. Attorney general garland directly tie the new national strategy to combat domestic terrorism to the january six attack. What's your first take on. What garland is proposing read through it several times The document runs about thirty pages and my initial reaction is that it's largely devoid of the kind of details that i think america needs to hear and see because without those details. It's far less of a blueprint and just kind of more of a of a sketch of where this strategy might be going. I'll give you some examples and they tie into the discussion. You just had with paul about this whole dilemma of being conservator attorney general. And whether not you know being a conservator might actually required to be require you to be more assertive activists in order to bring To the ship Rate the ship so for example in the strategy we see language aimed at using quote non governmental entities for things like threat assessments and Remaining aware of what's going on out there well bet we don't know what that means. Is this an attempt to essentially outsource threat. Analysis is that does that mean that. The rules within the doj fbi have not been changed. And therefore we're going to let the private sector maybe even big tech Which has a very robust analysis component to it. Are we going to let them do it. Does that circumvent all the rules. And regulations of why the fbi can't spy on american citizens we simply don't know And then when it comes to the big question in the strategy of hey should we have a a law against domestic terrorism There's an entire section that In very contorted languages says we're kind of fixing to get ready to think about. We might need a new law. So i think i think the devil's in the details and the details are missing here right. Well i mean regarding whether or not we need a new law to combat domestic or to define domestic terrorism. There is a great deal of debate over that we you were on the show When we talked about it there's a lot of people. There are many people who think that extent law may actually be enough but but garland also talked about hiring more agents expanding to put very broadly the reach of the doj. Can you talk a little bit about that frank. Sure we're you know when we have a crisis in our in our government like this we see a threat. Now it's internal or we've seen external at nine eleven. We tend to throw bodies at it. And even things like deadbeat dad laws carjacking. We went through a period of a carjacking in major cities. Becoming a problem. And what did we do. We we pointed to the fbi and other agencies we said more bodies more analysts more money And and and let's try to tackle this and that's something that that we do. But i'm here to tell you based on my experience. Twenty five years as an fbi agent and talking with on board fbi agents. That's all well and good and they'll take it but until the rules of the road change until they're allowed to do more and more tools are put in their toolkit to combat domestic terrorism namely to kind of take off the rains in terms of assessing through perhaps sophisticated algorithms millions of of social media messages that speak toward violence until that's more permitted. I'm concerned that january six could repeat itself and so while we're putting all the steps in place for very whole of society approach articulated in this national strategy. Nothing's changed with regards to the fbi's governing policies. Well as i read it. It's a four pronged plan that includes what one hundred million dollars in the twenty twenty two proposed budget for adding that personnel. We talked about bolstering ranks. Prosecutors analysts and investigators paula reid. We've just got about thirty seconds before the next break. What do you think of francs concerns about what's missing from garland's whole of country proposal here. Oh spot on. There's a lot of money being thrown a lot of words being thrown around but there are not a lot of details in this has been a perpetual challenge for the justice department. How do you confront domestic terrorism when you also have to be careful not to infringe on anyone's first amendment right which is why you heard. Garland there say they are going to be focused on violence not ideology.
"merrick" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Garland comes to the attorney. General's office with a wealth of experience. He served as a senior justice. Department official during the clinton administration led the government's investigation of the oklahoma city bombing temperamentally. He is an 'institutionalised and was a highly respected chief. Judge of the us circuit court of appeals in washington. Dc considered the most important appeals court in the nation. And of course merrick garland also endured more than two hundred ninety days as a languishing supreme court nominee blocked by the very republicans who lauded his work on the federal bench and yet in his february twenty. Twenty one confirmation hearing garland swore to push partisanship out of the department of justice. I'm not the president's lawyer I am on the united states lawyer. And i will do everything in my power Which i believe is considerable To fend off any effort by anyone To make prosecutions or investigations partisan or political. In any way my job is to protect the department of justice. Protect the doj. Well three months into his tenure. It's time to scrutinize if is achieving. That goal especially in a department described by some legal analysts as strewn with political. Ticking time bombs everywhere. Well joining me to help with this analysis. Is paula reid. She's senior legal. Affairs correspondent for cnn and she joins us from washington. Polit great to have you back on the show. I am so thrilled to be back with you today. So first of all protecting the department of justice. How monumental of task is that. Broadly speaking in two thousand and twenty one. Gosh it's hard to think of a bigger task right now. He's entering the halls of the justice department. At a time of great division morale is very low and while for the most part Paseo seven to ten years of carbon. The justice department walks people really wasn't on their radar but over the past five years Mostly during the trump administration the justice department the fbi. It's really come into a lot of people's consciousness and they are paying more attention to it They have questions about whether they can trust it. Whether it has been politicized. And whether merrick garland can actually roll back some of the concerns of the politicisation that we saw under the trump administration so the in fact i see to co centric circles of a lack of trust right. There's the the trust that might have broken down within the department itself. There's the trust across washington and various branches institutions in washington. And then of course the trusted the american people in the doj so monumental is a good way to put it. We played those clips a little earlier. Just a second ago to just remind folks. How merrick garland attorney. General garland talks about his view. Of what justice is in america Following that that languishing supreme court nomination. He went back to the circuit and was assiduously a political right. And you heard that again in his confirmation process has he met with two questions first of all has he managed to maintain that apolitical stance in the first three months of his time as attorney general. It appears so i mean. He's definitely pursuing a strong robust civil rights agenda. But if you look at what's happening in the country right now. These attacks on voting rights. He really doesn't have much of a choice but to speak up on that also questions of police reform. He has certainly laid out. Some priorities will civil rights and domestic terrorism but again domestic terrorism like civil rights. He doesn't have much of a choice if you look at. What's going on in the country. January six you see charleston charlottesville. It's been building for years. He has to as the nation's top law enforcement official really take a stance there but by and large if you look overall at the past several months. It appears that he has been pretty impartial. That's what president biden wanted but that's not what progressive democrats wanted and there have been some criticisms of him for being so impartial and for not being more aggressive particularly with how he's handled some of these holdover issues from the previous administrations. We'll talk about those issues in a second and a little later in the show we'll go. We'll dive deeper into garlands plans for the doj's Expansion of Anti domestic terrorism efforts. And what he said about voting in this country but one more thing about his background. Paul if we may. I mean what do you think. We need to understand about who. He is his previous work. His time on the dc circuit To really understand what he brings to the attorney general's office his resume is perfect is central casting for supreme court justice. Because there's a big difference. Right he was a federal judge for over twenty years. When you're judge or you're sort of is located during your chambers you're not really sort of In the fray every day even though you're designing big cases i'm but when you're attorney general of the united states you were constantly waiting into the guest controversies. I remember reading a profile. Eric holder at the time and they just said look this job as a magnet. If there is a problem it's going to stick to you eventually. And that's a big change for him. And i think what we've seen particularly over the past week or so with the subpoena story coming out which we'll talk about. I'm sure i really think we've seen him. Maybe starting to adjust to the realities that he is no longer a judge. So that's the biggest challenge. I see in terms of his resume he would have been ideal for supreme court justices writing opinions. But when you're attorney general you're going before congress. Dealing with the biggest controversies. You're having to answer questions or bisky reporters all the time. It's a big change and there's an outstanding question about whether he is the right man for this job at this moment. Well in fact as you said a second ago. This is one of the areas of criticism from a president biden's left from the left wing of the democratic party. For example we spoke with jeff houser whose founding of the revolving door project which scrutinises executive branch appointees and. He said he believes mary. Carlin despite that picture perfect cv. You talked about paula. He says garland is unprepared to lead. The doj merrick. Garland spent a generation cloistered within the judiciary developing Myopic view of the world. That did not take into account political reality. I don't think merrick garland followed the ins and outs of trump's america. I don't think he knows. Just how bad it got. And hauser also says in. His view garland is simply continuing the positions of his predecessor. Former attorney general bar. He believes that this continuity in the department of justice is a sign of independence assign that regardless of elections. The department of justice remains committed to the rule of law and just not change a haphazardly or excessively just because of an election. Which would be a reasonable thing to do if you were taking over for gerald ford paula. Reid would respond to that. What do you think. I disagree with that analysis. I think that's really cherry. Picking what has happened over the past several months. It's more complex than that. Yes the garland. Justice department has continued to defend the trump administration stance in some cases related to the president. Which we'll talk about..