13 Burst results for "Michael Alex"

"michael alex" Discussed on Unchained

Unchained

05:56 min | 2 months ago

"michael alex" Discussed on Unchained

"Conversation with Alex and Michael. Alex, so you have alluded to this. And so have I, you had an experience early on with Sam and it was interesting because I want to finish that with and Alameda or and FTX. I guess technically you were supposed to be talking about Alameda, but FTX came up in an inadvertent way. So why don't you tell us what it is that happened when you considered investing in Alameda in 2018? Yeah, so we were one of the first venture capital firms to consider investing in Alameda. This was before FTX existed. So it was just Alameda at the time. Investing in Sam. And I think we were probably the earliest one that did the most serious diligence around 2018. This is my, I'm an investor in early stage crypto infrastructure, I've seated a bunch of DeFi protocols and layer ones and I love and I've been backed exchanges and trading firms and so I love this I view it as sort of tech enabled liquidity provisioning for crypto. It's important infrastructure. What Sam was doing in building. So I met him early on in 2018 and we were very excited. We basically did a handshake agreement to do a deal, pending diligence. And then the diligence was just nuts. It was just months and months of work. We spent probably like 5 months, 5, 6 months on diligence. And typically, yeah, what's the normal? I mean, we were writing like a single digit million check. So you don't, you know, like a few weeks sometimes is diligence for that. We're not, you know, we're putting in a $1 billion here. But the reason we just kept we spent all this time on this was because there was just so much to unravel. There was like peeling off layers of this onion. There were these financials that he would show us about Alameda in the early days that were very reminiscent of the spreadsheets that I've seen in the bankruptcy filings, just these like chaotic footnotes, randomly strewn around the sheet that say like, sorry, we don't have this information. We're just a startup, you know? There were all these hidden losses that came to light only after months of diligence. The losses we can never fit they were called like untraceable losses by the team and by us internally. We never figure out if there was just massive infrastructure problems. If they forgot that they were custody, some assets or like send it to a wrong address and lost the assets or if there was fraud or whatever, but like half of his team ended up leaving after that big incident. So it's called like the April fiasco. So it probably wasn't just an honest mistake. And then there was all this ambiguity about where the money was going. And he was creating FTX sort of in secret while he was talking to us to raise money for Alameda and this came to light and he didn't want us to invest or have exposure to FTX. So he was like, he was sort of like using or proposed to use our money if he would have taken our investment to basically fund this sort of separate business that we had no part of or exposure to, behind our backs, which is the opposite of what he did today, allegedly, he has this side business Alameda that nobody has any information on or ownership in. I think it's just him and Gary that are on the cap table. And it had crushing losses and he decided to just give all the FTX money, not just investor money, but customer deposits, apparently, to prop up Alameda. So this sort of shell game of like, I'm going to use a bunch of money here to pay to pay off my other entity that I own over here that nobody knows about. So we just saw a bunch of red flags and we passed pretty early. And it wasn't great for us, actually. Sam was pretty upset at us and he called us out on Twitter. He posted this tweet thread about us a couple of years ago saying he had this horror story with his bad VC. Everyone should avoid this VC and they asked too many questions and they were stringing us along and stuff. Yeah, so that's sort of the high level. It was interesting. I mean, I've had to deal with this for four years, but look, I didn't expect it to end in this way, even after all this early stuff that I encountered. And so you did other VCs know that your firm is who he was talking about. And avoid you for that reason well, yeah, yeah, it was very specific information in his Twitter thread about us. It was like, it was like, I'm not going to mention names, but you know who you are. And then he went on to mention some very specific situations and this trip to China that and we're like we were one of the most prominent I was a cofounder of dragonfly capital at the time when we did this and we were one of the most prominent VCs in China and the U.S.. It was kind of obvious. And yeah, we lost a few deals. People, I think, think of VCs as we make all the decisions and where the masters of the universe, but we're in sales like the best deals are always very competitive and Michael and I fight over deals and it's like you have to sort of win allocation and so for a while, Sam was going around saying, hey, if you want to take FTX, venture or Alameda research money, you can't take Alex's or dragonflies money. So we lost a few deals for that reason. Alex, I think it's worth also bringing in CZ at this point because I don't know if you were involved, but originally Alameda was building a derivatives exchange for binance. It was my understanding. Binance ended up acquiring. Is that right? No, the acquisition did not go through, but it came very close. Yeah. Yeah, they spent a lot of time on it, right? Because binance did not have a strong derivative. But this is Alex's old partner bell and CZ and Sam have this different side of the world. This is the kind of onshore and offshore China exchanges. Alameda research started in Berkeley, but really went quickly to Hong Kong. And so this is happening a little bit out of the purview of the major U.S. VCs. The San Francisco New York crew does not really know that this is emergent because both information and social networks are very different over there.

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"michael alex" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast

Lex Fridman Podcast

05:30 min | 1 year ago

"michael alex" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast

"In a concert and he took a dump on stage, smeared it all over his face, grabbed the girl from the audience he gave her a big kiss, and as she walked by him, she just went like this. Excuse me. Went to the bathroom. So the audience is screaming at GG Allen because he's very visibly over the top. Whereas you got bunch of these kids resting these silly costumes. You guys just having fun. Well, the head of the club kids Michael Alex ended up killing someone. There was a kid called angel Menendez, who hung around with them. He would always have angel wings and boots. One time they're at Michael's condo with another drug dealer named frieze. They got into a fight, angel got hit in the head with a hammer. They kill him. What are we going to do with the body? They put it on ice in the bathtub, they had a party. So everyone's going to the bathroom while angel's bodies there. Michael got, they're like, all right, we gotta take care of this. Michael got extremely high in heroin. Had cutlery from Macy's, saw the body in pieces put in a box. They took him in a cab, the cab driver helped them throw the body into the river, and then Michael starts walking around Manhattan wearing angel's boots. And would tell people, I killed angel. Now, because he was a super effeminate over the top like he would pee in people's beer kind of guy. Everyone's like, oh God, Michael, you and your stupid pranks. But it was true. And he got caught and he got sent to jail. So I was in a store in Manhattan in Soho, and it was one of those stores. We have all sorts of things for sale. And I saw a painting and it said malice. And I was like, wait, what? And it was em alleged. It was a Michael Alec painting. He had painted while in jail. So my mom bought it for me for my birthday. I had to remember a birthday there was. And I started writing him in prison. He was going to write a memoir called illegal, which is clever. And then I actually went to visit him. Like I want to see what this person is like because on one hand, he's king of New York nightlife, this is goofy person. And it's also kind of ironic that GG Allen is like maybe he's gross. He's not killing anybody he's probably an accountant off the stage and Michael, I should kill someone. And then bragged about it tongue in cheek. So, but meeting him, he passed away last December. On Christmas, actually, just a Christmas 20 20..

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"michael alex" Discussed on Artificial Intelligence (AI Podcast) with Lex Fridman

Artificial Intelligence (AI Podcast) with Lex Fridman

03:15 min | 1 year ago

"michael alex" Discussed on Artificial Intelligence (AI Podcast) with Lex Fridman

"He was clearly a sociopath. And I'd never met a sociopath before. Now, a lot of times we'll read these, you'll take a BuzzFeed quiz. Are you a sociopath? And it's like, oh, my feelings weren't hurt when I was mean to someone. It's not a thin line between me and you and him. It's a thick thick line. Because when you're talking to someone like that, at least in this specific case, he was being very friendly. He wasn't, and it's not like he was going to kill anyone or as a threat to me. But there's that sense like something's really off here. And he was talking to me about how after he had killed angel, he would just talk about it because he felt so much guilt. He just wanted to get caught. It's like, no, no, no, he was describing wasn't guilt. He was describing just he didn't like the knife over his head, like waiting to get caught. I'm like, you don't even know what guilt is. So it was kind of like, oh, wow. So as for Jeffrey Epstein but the thing is Michael Alex is in a very low social position. And the thing is when someone is powerful, very high status and they do something, we are as kind of hierarchical animals. We kind of defer to their norms. So if you're at a party with let's suppose, either of us, and it's like a Jeffrey Epstein party. And everyone at the party is doing some sort of weird drug we've never heard of. We wouldn't really feel comfortable judging them because their norms kind of become the norm for that space. The lesson for me about Jeffrey Epstein is a lot of them because I think to me the biggest moment was the Amy rohrbach situation. Amy robach was caught on a hot mic saying that they had all the goods on him. They had all the names. And that Buckingham Palace call them. They killed a story because they weren't going to get a Meghan Markle in an interview out of it. So that the willingness of those in power to do the wrong thing for the flimsiest pretext, I think was a big important lesson. Also the fact that no one at ABC had any consequences for this. In fact, the only person who got in trouble for all this was someone who used to work at ABC when to I believe CBS. And they got fired from CBS because apparently they had access to footage at one point, even though they weren't the ones who had leaked it. The whistleblowers are the only, for example, the case in Eric Garner, the guy who was selling Lucy cigarettes in New York City who was arrested, he had a heart attack or whatever it was on the way to jail. He died. The only person the cops had a situation. The only person who had gotten in trouble because of that was the guy filming it, like he went to jail. So I think there is a lesson in terms of look at Julian Assange, right? There's a huge amount of power exercised by elites to make sure that what is done in the cover of darkness remains in the cover of darkness. And also, Kevin McCarthy, who was currently the House minority leader, leader of the Republicans, he wrote a letter to ABC News, you had this guy, maybe you couldn't call him the authorities, but you could have leaked it to somebody..

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"michael alex" Discussed on Artificial Intelligence (AI Podcast) with Lex Fridman

Artificial Intelligence (AI Podcast) with Lex Fridman

04:14 min | 1 year ago

"michael alex" Discussed on Artificial Intelligence (AI Podcast) with Lex Fridman

"Yes. I imagine I hope I would be able to not detect that Epstein lacks that completely. Even if he charismatic in the humor he has, even if he is charismatic in the expression of curiosity for science, which he did, he was curious about not just boring, minutia science. He was interested about the big questions in science, which I could see that become exciting to scientists. Like, oh, wow, here's a person who's thinking big. That's always exciting. When somebody goes into a room and thinks about like, how do we solve intelligence? How do we travel faster than the speed of light? That's exciting to people, especially people with money because it's like, all right, so it might be able to actually do big things here. But you could see through the bullshit, the dead, the deadness in the eyes, I don't know. So I think about that because I feel like I have the responsibility for me as an individual to detect evil. So I do know who Michael Alec is. Okay, this is going to be how long this is going to be on the next clip, but there's a whole long story. So there was a scene in New York in the 90s called the club kids. And they would go out to different nightclubs at night. They would all dress and really kind of crazy costumes. And the costumes are all like goofy and just think of like an angel. This was dressed like a nurse. There's a juvenile aspect to it. They're all taking ketamine and ecstasy to all hours. This is kind of rape culture was coming up in there. And the head of it and in fact, there's a clip on YouTube. I think it was the Jane Whitney show of the club kids and ggl and Gigi Allen's kind of punk rock performer, hard rock performer who passed away. And the GG Allen was very aggressive and like a crazy person. My friend once saw him in a concert and he took a dump on stage, smeared it all over his face, grabbed the girl from the audience he gave her a big kiss, and as she walked by him, she just went like this. Excuse me. Went to the bathroom. So the audience is screaming at GG Allen because he's very visibly over the top. Whereas you got bunch of these kids resting these silly costumes. You guys just having fun. Well, the head of the club kids Michael Alex ended up killing someone. There was a kid called angel Menendez, who hung around with them..

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"michael alex" Discussed on Inside iOS Dev

Inside iOS Dev

06:52 min | 1 year ago

"michael alex" Discussed on Inside iOS Dev

"Close enough and did i get right. Yes that was great. All right so scientific old. They're my coworkers at upkeep. I've been working with them for the last since january. I think sloughs five months and we are on the mobile team. Right where ten deepen. I code up and michael is our designer so that this is a vei first. Time went on this podcast when i have a not a developer guest and specifically even the designer. But so we're kind of figured we there's a lot of things that we talk about sort of designer to developers and developers to designer at work and there's a lot of interesting quirks and things that come up that we we figured we should get together and discuss those things because that's what most mobile developers kind of have their jobs day today right but before we go ahead with that. Let's start with introductions cindy please go ahead introduce ourselves of who who who you are besides just being you know one of the working with right. Yeah so hey guys soul When working is ingenious for last seven years. And i'm upkeep on more than four years Yeah okay michael. Alex mentioned my name. Is michael cossio here. on the product designer at upkeep where i work with these two great people i've been in products for about seven years spent the first two years as a product manager and then made the switch over to design and most of my career has been within the sas logistics like enterprise software industry. Let lebanon kickoff with more sort of open ended question to you guys and maybe sunday. Let's start with you As a as a developer and mobile developer i elegant specifically what is important for you kind of working with design and designers and design in general to deliver the tickets that you have so as a developable i think a consistent designs are more important to me so that whenever i have to design a custom component that custom component should not be needlessly get changed every time on every adult screen That's consistency. I hope to see from the designs Make sense okay. So what about you. Michael from the designer's perspective. What sort of what are you aiming at as you work with mobile depths right 'cause there's like different phases of your work right mocks exploration and then there's high fidelity design right that you hand off to us sort of on those. What's what are the priorities for you. I mean it's a great question And i guess. I should say front. I don't pretend to speak for any other designers. I can only draw on my own experience. But i guess a couple of things calm to mind one is i really enjoy working with engineers to like aren't afraid to give Sorry give their opinions on design or product decisions on. I think that's really valuable And i think that elevates and levels up level Say that but it it elevates the entire product engineering team when developers can do that and then something else i really value It kind of builds on what sandy saying. He was talking about how he once designers to produce. Consistent design I i really appreciate when engineers can call out designers. Say like you'll we already have this component built like. Why are you doing this thing or Which i've also experienced with both of you like hey That thing is kind of breaking an iowa's pattern. So can we not do that. I'm those just a couple of things that i really appreciate it. Yeah and i think that's Another common pain point for for us. I was devas- when were getting designs and they are sort of potentially even consistent. Let's say right. But they're exactly which said they're breaking some iowa's convention or they're just so difficult to fit into what i was system provides and then it's this either you know it's back and forth with do we do. We really want uh put the effort in and try to bend the system and implemented this way is worth it or not or do we want to compromise on the design potentially and like from my experience what i found. It just actually depends from company to company right from organisation-to-organisation. Some are really more for the lack of better term designed driven where it is more crucial and critical and i would think it's more social media type of companies or consumer facing companies where you're differ differentiating factor of your product. Is that designed right. Uniqueness of it whatever that is versus more utility based if you will products were functioning of the product is more important than it looks again for the lack of a better explanation. Yeah i mean we can talk about that point for hours because i think most designers who who work in this space like this the sas face will still you know want third products to be easy to use and i hate this word pretty right and that's that's kind of like the big thing we have to deal with that at upkeep in many of our competitors or just companies like us are dealing with it as well and it's it's tough for primer design perspective. Because you know. I i still want my work to look good and function very well and be really easy to use and i know that sometimes is not the focus at lake sas sas companies like ours or previous places i've worked and that's challenging.

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"michael alex" Discussed on The Dental Marketer

The Dental Marketer

04:03 min | 1 year ago

"michael alex" Discussed on The Dental Marketer

"Can you match this. Can you beat this. Most competitive lenders will look at that. And say yeah. Jimmy shot that. I think i can beat that or the good ones will say you know what. That's a phenomenal deal. Stay where you're at a great deal. I don't want to waste your time or my time because like me. Their reputation is way too important to try to screw somebody over but don't go fill out an application b. of a. well huntington bank of oklahoma. Don't do all those at one time. You're going to be drowning paperwork. Take one again. I would say your wells to start with and just get that approval letter. Somebody who you know does startups and then you can take that official approval letter and then you can shop and that give you the leverage to say. Hey i'm not just smoke. I actually approved with jared your competitor. Can you beat this. They'll appreciate that and it'll help you man. This has been really really useful extremely useful advice brand. We truly truly appreciate it because like we can go on for for more. We got you back now. You i know it's like no. No michael alex talkative merits. It's like it's such a casual user conversation and it's definitely definitely like highlights a lot of the important stuff especially for people who i mean even if you've already done startup and change us right. So i mean like the terms and everything so super important to know these things so it brian. If anybody has any questions or concerns or anything like that are they wanna reach out to you. Where can they find you. Yeah we can. We can typically assist with anybody in the country. If we can't assist world happy to give you tons of time just on the phone to guide you refers you we we have a network of other brokers that we work with across the country and we do deal with a lot and it's an affiliation that we have so we we can't help you we can. We can refer you or we can just simply guide you sort of be that that interim consultant until you find the team where we have put a team together for you Go to our website. You can find out more about what we do. It's rome r. o. Atm not r. o. m. v. so r. o. a. m. i roam around rome. Commercial realty dot com. And then you can always email me directly at info at rome commercial realty dot com or or bryant. vr a. n. at rome commercial real t..

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"michael alex" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

08:18 min | 1 year ago

"michael alex" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

"And then it's said that shot the reveal where you go round face as a little chair. You're telling about the lack of merchandise from the first moving. There's so many things like him with the sheet or the boy like in the clown costume if there's so many little morsels of iconography in only this movie there were there. Were like five years before cod senior died where they were licensing out. All that shit got made and now people wanted again. He's rare really rare. It can't reproduce it go. That's the thing but there was his own where you could buy like little michael michael with the sheet all that shit i had a inch plush michael that when you press this chest team played pretty cool me. Michael alex. you're my friends. The mental institution speaking of the muzzle institution sequence number. Two loomis at the hospital. This features i think one of the greatest shots in the history of the genre which is all the inmates wandering around in the field so spin. They're white robes in the headlights in the pouring rain. And you see the look on his face and they're like that usually allowed out and he's like no something very very wrong and right away. It's just like you've gone from this completely. Subjective wonderful flexing of technique to this just like classic rainy night and it says it's october thirtieth saying you're not going to happen then that nothing's happening now right and then they pull up in his rainy night. An insane asylum. And it's just like now what's happening. I work he came home from another thing. I like is that like luminous is kind of like a bull grammar man hunter where it's like this thing just permanently ruin tim right like he's got some of the carpenter cynicism but it's also just like this kid just kind of broke his brain and he spent the rest of his life being like partially a husky. Yeah and he plays that so well so well and the other movies and the remakes and reboots gal trying to contextualize that more. And i don't really need it. No you know what. I mean so much more interesting to just be like. He hasn't spoken a word in fifteen years. And you're thinking wow this. This is a long doctor patient relationship with. I mean that's why it's it's so funny because he's a doctor that has high interest. What does he do. Stocks around the suburbs in a raincoat with a gun being like shoot this fucking underneath when they're like why are we transferring him and he goes because it's the law already lake. He wants to lock. This guy could be saved. He's like it's all that stuff is true and you're forgetting he does also do funny voices when kids approach the house which is part of his psychiatrist turtles at the biggest thing. Is that like this movie. I mean it comes out of like four or five different places that all coalesced beautifully into making this time production or the narrative. I'm talking production narrative as well right but like production. It's like their four or five different thoughts that all come together for this movie to be the perfect drool but one of the key ones carpenters at a psychiatric hospital. And he sees a child with like the blackest is the devils is right and he just like dat sticks with him. The idea of just seeing some. It's like they're just fucking nothing they're like. I just felt like. I was looking evil in the face. How does a child that young contained that he was doing there on this planet. He was volunteering there. I was trying to an answer on this. Who was i would carpenter. Oh carpenter was i. Don't know yeah. I don't know yeah. I was tricking answer on this. This asylum stuff is so tense. Right and then the crossover the roof of the car. That's going saying like not getting the severity of loomis. And he's like you understand. I looked at him. And so you look at. This is not anything like what anyone else says deal with for. He's not a crackpot. He's a psychiatrist he's got home. Yes it's it's in the sequels he gets crackpot era authority. Yes who literally says. There's no soul inside that body. He's evil he's gone. Evil is gone. We showed up too late. The transfer and this movie is about. Michael myers said evil golan. He gets coveralls. He gets a mask around state. He came home he does come home but of course it's all it's all in the sequels that he he's chasing lori for a reason no reason here and there's no reason here i think it's just because she drops the key off there's no other reason and he just sees her and then right like i have to get now it sense. Obviously you watch this movie. And you're like what you do for a sequel yearly. Well we have to explain. Why he was so fixated on her. But it's better that we but he's not like he kills a bunch of other people he does but then he he is after he does see interact with her. Yes like people who as far as he knows don't know her at all they're just in the same in his path. Type thing he does kind of you know by the end. She's moving from house to house thing. This movie kind of starts to crystallize. As a trope is the virginal. Final girl thing. Which carpenters always argued was totally laid. Movie where sex get punished and the final girls virgin or just made a movie. You didn't have to rip off and also it's interesting to kind of like a logic problems solving our. Why does laurie survive. Why is she the final girl. Because she's the only one who's not distracted right. It's not that she's rewarded for being virginal. It's that all the other girls have active social. Lives she's also having fun. How a leading in the house can be do there. They're a little more right but she's also not virginal in a high and mighty way. She's no kind of a little shy and introverted the other extrapolation of the fact that she's just kind of loner. She sort of weird. She sort of like off in her own world. She's the weird one in her friend group. Exactly and the other thing he said. Is that like. It's not about her being rewarded for the fact that she hasn't had sex. The whole end point of the movie is her thrusting. His giant phallic thing into his chest like it's as much about her like sexual tension inside of her building up to a boiling point. But you're right as well i mean. Of course the sex and murder is all mixed up in this movie and as the opening semen also later there's the girl getting strangled while she's topless and easy. That's all in there but you're right that it's more like kind of that. Spooky is parent in the audience. Thing of like oh my god. We're putting teenagers in charge of our children. Another illicit element. Yeah but it's also everything just feels so everyone's opening doors and just being. Just wait there for a minute. I'll be back right. It's all to lose. This inherently kind of creepy concept of like. I've hired a teenager to watch after my child. Are they responsible enough. And then when you leave they let some fucking doofus guy through all kind of a thing on this dude. Tom who lived she grew up in utica. Which is city. But you know like kind of like cheese as kind of like this and it's like obviously no one had like ever lock the door. Latch key kids. Set like these kids as the movie so totally embraces and also doesn't address like this is a generation of kids that don't have parents around the seventies. These kids are on their own. But like i was saying. I just want to continue to compartmentalize sequence three hadn't field halloween Loomis hospital over evil is gone. And then all the introduction to laurie strode jamie lee curtis. who's dressed so like school. Marmi very conservative compared to her friends like i don't know she could fucking be killing it right now is closed you paying anything about the compared to she's less. Yeah yeah she doesn't linda but like this is where i think. We've all research..

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"michael alex" Discussed on The Church of What's Happening Now

The Church of What's Happening Now

04:16 min | 1 year ago

"michael alex" Discussed on The Church of What's Happening Now

"Was still making noises isn't shit and finally eureka. This motherfucker gets up all confused. He closed the pillow on the floor and he goes on to the living room. The beauty was. He didn't turn on the light. He just sat down at the coffee thing. Me and alex held our brett will like let's see what's going to happen and sure enough. You hear a cigarette. Getting pulled out of the fucking marlboro box. You know. i'm just assuming he puts in his lips. Michael alex with five seconds from d. day and all the side and you actually heard the line coach. You see him go back. There was like a little shadow on the wall and there was nothing but darkness and all of a sudden you just saw. Did you guys see the movie. Heat when deniro shoots fuckin- the guy at the end of the mexican dude trail. He shoots him at the end. They don't show you sh- him shooting than arrow shooting trail. They show you the house from outside. And you just see the sparks going up. You don't see any bullets. You don't see anybody. You sandy guns. That's all we saw from. The bunk bed was shot of like lightning pa and they went by. And i'm like oh shit and stuffed him so much. I thought it was had had blown off his fucking shoulders when he left that cigarette. We waited like five minutes alex. Let's go check. He hasn't said a word. He didn't say anything for five minutes. We tiptoed out there and we walked just saw on. He was just sitting in his chair with the cigarette. It was blown apart nicotine all over his shirt and he's just sitting there going like this. That's how i felt when i got here and that's how you feel right now. Better help is for you better. Hope is an online counseling. They connect you with the perfect therapist for me. It was dana. I love it okay. You can meet with them once a week twice a week you can email them on the site. They do the meeting with you on the website. You could do it on the phone through the website or on zoom. It's sheep and guess what it works. I am not a therapy type of guy but on this last fucking situation i had swallow my pride and go for it. I would never even talk about going to therapy. I want the therapy. When i was in the halfway house and i did not like it. I did not believe in it. And i gotta tell you. After i moved here i was having problems. I spoke to erica. She told me that she had gone to see online therapist at first our skeptical and i gotta be honest with you. Better help knocked it out of the park. I'm way better right now. Because they taught me different things. They taught me how to cope with different situations. How to read my triggers. How to see. When things are gonna go awry. And i'll tell you what i'm a better man. I feel better. I'm sleeping a lot better. And yes for years. I always said go to your friends law. My friends were fucking comics. So they will one jaded when they would. Give me the advice that i needed. I went to help and dana knocked it out. They will connect you with the right therapist. Let's see what they have here. Better help is therapy for the twenty first century again. This is not a crisis line. This is not self help. Better help is professional therapy online. Listen i am the most hardheaded person in the world. I hate all that stuff. And i welcome this when i have a call like the first three times i would call her like we would have a meeting. I would get anxiety. And i told her about it and she goes. I'm happy you told me about it. This is what you need to do. And i wrote everything down. Dana is great to have a flexible schedule. You could do phone video calls at your convenience. you get a good match. Put you in a licensed therapist. Who's right for you. And they did to me with dana. One shot they. Did i what my problem is. Were and they took care of miss fast. And when you sign up you start talking to your therapist and less than forty eight hours..

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"michael alex" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty On Demand

Armstrong & Getty On Demand

07:25 min | 1 year ago

"michael alex" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty On Demand

"Going on that. America's general admitting that taliban now control more than half of the four hundred districts in the country. And it's a taliban who have strategic momentum. There you go. That's where things are in afghanistan right now. Did you know that we've been bombing in afghanistan every day for two weeks. I didn't know that while launching from that's how little attention people pay play to this pay and taliban now has about half the country and they've They've got all rural areas so now they're attacking the major cities i keep hearing people say it's fear that the violence will spread and afghan will Afghanistan will find itself in a civil war. This and i want to call a dear afghanistan. you are in a civil war. Well that and there are concerns that the taliban could retake the country. is there. anybody saying that's not going to happen. Anybody now there are some who think the provincial capitals can be held the cities but what does that mean. How would you feel. it means. you're not gonna get your head sought off if you live in one. How would you feel if washington. Dc was safe but the rest of the country was under the control of the taliban area. I hear you anyway. That's that story and we'll talk about that another day. So i got into this conversation with my son last night and i wanted to get some different perspectives on this. So we've got joe nice perspective join. I are almost exactly the same age. Alex jones ten days apart while you're both twenty eight. Yes uh-huh joe. Ten days older than me which explains his maturity. Then we have Like an another decade down you get to michelangelo. And then you get another decade or so down to alex so we got like three generations practically Of my i pick him up for football practice last night and they're starting to practice in pads tonight for the first time so that'll be kind of interesting to see when they're actually starting to hit each other or some sort of federal law state law. You have to have eight practices before you're allowed to be in pads. They've got all kinds of rules. The sort of stuff any who. So i got into the conversation about will in school starts pretty soon and you'll be practicing right after school because he thought it was gonna be like you come home from school and then go back. No no no. You'll practice after school. And he said soa where my uniform to school nye said no. You won't where your football uniform to school. You'll wear your normal clothes and then you'll change into your uniform after school. And he said where. I said the locker room and then after practice i suppose you'll take a shower and an input. Your regular clothes back on. I mean that's the way we always didn't he said a shower. What do you mean like. Do we have separate stalls. Well i said. I have no idea the way it works now but certainly when i was young we all stood in one. Great big open room with showerheads coming out of it and took showers including the coaches. I mean so there gene. He was waiting. And we did not have the coaches show us. No cds are all differing things here so he was horrified at the idea of him and other students being naked in a room together now so far. Does that track with your experience in school michelangelo. Yes or no. Did you shout you. did you. Regularly shower in a big room with a bunch of other boys. Nobody's showered period. There was one guy that showered and wanted to be naked all the time and he was by himself so you supposed to be showering. It was optional but everybody look each other. Nobody wanted to do it. Can alex your experience We had one guy who showered everyday after practice but that's because he had religious observances afterwards but he wore a pair of athletic shorts after he was done show Africa with practice. Let everybody else just went home. Sweaty went home in our cars. One home showers for what did did a shower exist. Like did a shower room exists. We have them with you. Just nobody ever used them but we had them. Wow how interesting that is interesting. Do you find it both of you. Michael alex both find it. Weird that for instance. When i was in high school every everyday from fifth grade almost everyday from fifth grade through graduating high school. I showered in a big room full of other people. Does that seem weird. I gotta say kinda does for me. Yeah yeah it does seem weird. Wow i was grateful for that. Because i had to go straight to work after baseball practice in a restaurant i couldn't be stinking. There was no time to go home but so did you get like get all sweaty doing sports or gym class. Or whatever and then put your clothes on your sweat. oh i. I had the luxury of having p. e. the last period of the day because that was our football practice. They use that as part of our football team. So for me i can just go home after football practice. Now the circumstantial at home in your football close or do you put on e. you take off your football close input on like underwear and socks and everything over your sweaty body. Weirder to me than shower. I brought a third set of cloud brought just shorts and a t-shirt shirt that i didn't care if they got ratty and gross. I went home. Showered in them any or text line. Four one five two nine five. Kabc is the day of finished getting all sweaty and everybody showers together over. Is that been gone for dead disco and ladies what's happening with the women these days young women what are what are the practices there so you know now that i think about it. There was only one coach that ever showered with us. No coach nasser hanson. Can you jump on the microphone. You are different Socio economic age group and everything like that right showering group. Yes or no yes yes we were forced to we all you know as i think. Now that you mention. I don't think it was an option. Oh no no it wasn't. They'd monitor you. They checked to make sure everybody shower. We had one Gym teacher in particular. Don hahn camp the dreaded don hahn camp he forced every boy into the shower we all just stood there and looked up. There were thirty boys all stuck together in the in the locker room shower. He stood outside and waited for everybody to to get wet before they could come out so you had to shower. You were weirded out by it. Oh sure yeah. That's weird so the transition was already happening. 'cause you're a little younger than joe and i because i don't know about your experience joe but we all showered and nobody thought it was weird and i and and as far as i know people weren't uncomfortable starting in junior highs we call it. Yeah i think in middle school fifth grade. When i started wrestling in fifth grade and i don't remember being uncomfortable at all really my main. My dad just told me. Yeah and then. You'll sharon them okay. And they were the varying levels of maturity at that age were interesting. You got the sasquatch over there. Who's harry is harry sasquatch. And then i am over here you know like a dolphin not to mention the the fun sticker fairy had had already visited. I don't recall thinking about that. Well you would have if you Played with some of the guys. I play with the seventy four dolphins so those impressive so well. This is new news to me so i guess my son then. Walt probably shower. Would your guess be is going to get back in your car. And.

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"michael alex" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty On Demand

Armstrong & Getty On Demand

08:31 min | 1 year ago

"michael alex" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty On Demand

"No take me weeks of like really dedicated the eating and And denying myself to get back back ten minutes of kind of enjoyment. Oh but that half hour. That weird fat is coating my mouth live from studio see dimly lit room at cetera et cetera. It's friday ladies and germs into a summer weekend and today we're under the tutelage of our general manager of people sitting in their homes wolfing down potato chips. Mets general manager. we needed. He needed to lighten up the show by like. And that's that's my first step in that direction. What might have anna. There has been such an explosion in chip eaten and fritos and the rest of it. There's a strike at frito. Lay plant topeka. 'cause they've been making people work triple shifts seven days a week here. I want to hear about that as soon as we begin the show. Because this is friday. July sixteenth the year twenty twenty one armstrong and getty and. We approve this program. Well let's begin officially now according to fcc rules rags at mark. How did they think of kim back. That's it that's that's polite tinkle's play. What was that michael. alex somebody. That was the honest answer. Toco after leaving the game in the first quarter he they were asked. Why why did you leave. He had to take a tinkle. Oh i didn't understand. A word was greek to me. How can we hear it now again. Now that we've gotten think kim back that's that's polite inconsolably so he's trying to figure out what's the english word speaks. He's speaking greece. Latin greek speak latin. Don't think so not for a couple of thousand years Anyway the nba finals gets going again this weekend. With game five it's tied to So a lot of people are eating chips. You say Yeah yeah the topeka frito lay. Plant has been pushed to the brink. I don't ship eaten up at our house. I hadn't really thought about it but it definitely is. We've been eating more chips. We've been buying the big boxes. That have the assorted in it. It's got to like the regular lay's and then it's got fritos and then it's got doritos of various kinds and stuff like that. Well the allegation. By the i think it's a is there a union Union involved here is that they're forcing the workers to work seven days a week. Twelve hours a day is one of those deals where they're short on employees because that's happening all over the country where employees are just the people that did go to work or just getting killed. I mean they're just getting run ragged in restaurant. Business treated poorly. We've got a story about that Just abused because like i've commented services been horrible at most restaurants i've been to and i have been I've been re trying to react nicely. Even though you know if i'm paying the same amount i'd kinda like to have food over here get something to drink but anyway The boys can't help it. 'cause they're understaffed everywhere. I assume it's the same at warehouses that sort of thing to a lot of people. Just haven't come back. Well i'm trusting the the news coverage i'm reading in. There's no indication that they have any sort of worker shortage. it's just an explosion. In demand they go into the parent company. Pepsico's seen a huge increase in their stock. Higher demand blah blah bombs Is there a reason people all of a sudden beaten more chips and yeah they're laying around at home. You're not going into the office. I've never in my life brought a bag of potato chips to the office. But i have wondered over to the pantry. Occasionally you know and and purchased some well. Just grab some. I mean if you're working from home all your snack gotcha So a story came out yesterday. That the abidin ministrations putting some pressure on facebook and some of the other social media. Companies about disinformation around the virus and the vaccine. Yes the federal government is saying censor of that and censor them and censor them for us and so now we're even closer to what we were talking about earlier in the week and really matt taibbi got. This started right in his His sub stack article about. Hey if the government is telling facebook what they can and cannot say then. It is a violation of the first amendment especially because facebook is willingly participating going back and forth there advising each other on what should be censored in other words. I mean it's just. The government is contracted out censorship. And it seems like we're a lot more into that territory now than when he wrote that article so it would seem yeah after yesterday. So that's a that's a good topic for conversation They're the reason that they're cracking down on this is they're trying to get more people to get the vaccine trying to get more people to get the shot as the delta variant Travels around the country. And now the first county in america la county has back to mandatory indoor masking vaccinated or not. The belief is that there will be other counties to follow. I believe the county. I live in i would. I suspected any day. Well one interesting thing to me. Is that the mandatory. Indoor masking coming back starts at midnight saturday night. If it's a freaking that a crisis and a good idea saving lives and everything wenches say starting now. Why did he give what you wait two days. Well you gotta gear up preparations your vision your mask. Police have to arm their weapons. I'd have no idea it's today. It's crisis thrown a man midnight tomorrow night. What why that's that to me. That makes it sound more arbitrary and ridiculous. Not less he said. Starting this afternoon at three o'clock were back indoor masking than i would think okay. Well maybe maybe got some science to back that up. how are you feeling about. This seem like a good idea to you. Or what i as usual. It's it's blonde. It's a blunt blunt instrument. Everybody masked up indoors vaccinate. It's just dumb. I stopped paying attention to this story. A couple of months ago but the last. I heard the chance of getting spreading the virus. If i've got the vaccine is infinitesimally. Small is still. Yeah and even if you get it you will not get very sick with very rare exceptions. Why am i weren't masks person. Generally those exceptions where people get really sick or die or immuno-compromised or have serious underlying health problems all right. it's can dumb. It's a blunt blunt instrument because the authorities believe perhaps correctly that humanity is so stupid. They can't such a difficult to understand distinction. Ask if you're vaccinated this up to you if you're not vaccinated throw on a damn mask. Why me some complicated if i'm vaccinated. I'm supposed to wear a mask. And if i'm not i'm supposed to beat up anybody who i see with. Exactly what did you say again. I'd give it up over this. Kobe thing kobe. Kobe cases are now on the rise. In all fifty states we were all fifty states were dropping one point not that long ago now. All fifty states are going back again. Yes some of them. Quite notably in deaths are starting to rise to from a very very small number. Hospitalizations are on the rise. Deads are on the rise. Yeah i mean it's it's like it was on the level of what crocodile attacks. Awhile is very low numbers But it is starting to look significant again. Speaking to we shark week is going on this Speaking to crocodile tax shark week is going on and we're watching an episode. I don't think this is part of shark week but it was a it was one your nature shows last night. It was some sort of sharks versus alligators show. And it and my my youngest son was not sure if was going to be too violent for him or not and like in the opening scene. You had a crocodile head on the beach a lot of blood and so all switched away. Shark apparently won that battle. And it'd be something to see. I don't know i don't know if later in the program they showed. It might my older son. And i kinda see the battle that they were actually.

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"michael alex" Discussed on Spanish Aquí Presents

Spanish Aquí Presents

07:24 min | 1 year ago

"michael alex" Discussed on Spanish Aquí Presents

"Slightly better. I couldn't leave the apartment last year now. At least there's some things outside. Sure i'm like yeah you had already birthday. I'm like right. We're at the point where everybody did celebrate up every day. Yeah well 'cause but now we're getting to celebrate your second pandemic for because some of these early in the beginning of the year people. They didn't they didn't get that friday january one. We're not going to be in january all these your pandemic birthday pepper. Ha not going through that. The same place i spent a before the and after with all my couch I was Had red lobster. My assistance delight delivered. My sister lives in. La has names ri- and he's also a producer on my show and so We had red lobster and seafood and the whole supreme meal or in cash honey. Every time i go. I take ziplock. Ziplock chanel purse. I'm still taking of these biscuits are going into purse. And i don't care my friends who are embarrassed last time and i was like. Oh whatever later joe. I i will roll up and eat it right on. I don't care what good. oh yeah. They're so good when you got home. Join or whatever and i'm lynch corpus. Nineteen at the restaurant. Sorry i oscar introducing you about the biscuits. I mean gets are going to be our guest next week back. So you had red lobster with your producer. Yeah so we hundred option we just talked and just you know just talked and it was nice. You know not. But i didn't i didn't do. I didn't leave the house and this is in january so there was. I mean i guess it was kinda called in new york to really be trying to do anything But we were just coming back into in january. We were s- coming back into like another wave. Anybody remembers it was starting up again in. It was kinda. Like oh up gary again and so yeah i i hope that january of twenty twenty two to won't be That none of us will be in the same situation. Will do to gosh peppermint. We all live in la. But you're in new york. How has the pandemic in new york city. Only because i'm from new york originally And i can't even where is that. What you oh. I'm where parks took part parts know. Plus i mean like y'all y'all don't really no no i don't know it seems like you'll understand but y'all i need oskar okay. So here's here's a fun fact. Okay here's a fun fact. So i went to college with a drag race. Alum dorji thor and thorpe we lived. We lived together for a long time. We're very close He's you know in that drag race family but we would go out every every single night and shows barracuda was the place to be back in the day. Seeing you perform it was like truly iconic life truly life changing honestly because it was so great to be around gay. Poc and celebrate that at barracuda specifically was very irkutsk. Barbara me anyway. I didn't know any other place that. Yeah it was a great place peppermint now When i first got to new york In the nineties. I started working at a club called the tunnel which is infamously the club that was written about and the kind of central the setting for the clubland murders and happened with michael hallyg and angel That that were later. Become the story party monster. The movie but the book disco bloodbath. If you'd like the moody just like bath not yet. And don't we. I mean the book party monsters. Good discount bloodbath by james. Saint james leeway there I got there the next year that happened in one thousand nine hundred six and i got New york to end of nineteen ninety seven. So this is like michael. Alex still free. The people were still doing drugs. Just like people would like stop me like. Let me smoke this crap like it was just like whatever casual you know. That was new york. People were doing drugs on the street. It was you didn't know if you were gonna have sex get killed when you were going out to the club. And that was the way we liked it and so That's when i got here in the first of the purse club. I worked. I worked at all of the big. The thing that was in south bay clubs like major like things that took up the whole block so there was like places the limelight was of course the tunnel and filo her There was a club. Usa there was all these labs And then eventually after rudy giuliani and after nine eleven they just changed and then it became about smaller clubs in bars and things like that. But i i worked at all of them and then i'm eventually when it went from the big clubs than today. Con- splash only gay bar. That was day seven days a week. And i worked down. Take me back. And then I also worked at a drag restaurant called lips and that was a glimpse in california too. I've never heard of that. All guy in a bitch me lips tonight. Like oh my god right. I love it like no lip. I just want to thank a yeah. I'm like i need to learn how to do the better better. Lip liner drag queens. Because let me tell you saying we've got we've got the pandemic to curl in and out of the pen..

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"michael alex" Discussed on 710 WOR

710 WOR

09:21 min | 2 years ago

"michael alex" Discussed on 710 WOR

"Crowd, huh? Hey, Bill Murray's just waking up right now. As we speak, of course, are big three stories this morning. We have the big dig out. Snow. Totals range from 16 16 inches of Central Park to 30 inches in parts of New Jersey. There is still some snow showers in the area. We'll have the latest, also the Big Three outdoor subway service, the Long Island Railroad, Metro north, They're all shut down yesterday afternoon. Vaccine appointments postponed again today in New York City in New Jersey and New York City schools once again our virtual today and rounding out the Big Three, Um former Mets manager Mickey Callaway, accused of lewd behavior, this story came out of the blue Is accused of sending pictures to women asking for nude pictures and return. He's currently the Angels pitching coach. I have a feeling not for long, but of course it isn't Till proven guilty. Hey, Michael, you know we haven't mentioned the passing of how Holbrook At the age of 95, there's an actor with a long stage and film career. He was great after my goodness, Deep throat in the all the President's Man Mark Twain forever. I'm sure you interviewed him along the way I did, Duane. Is Mark Twain show. I saw it. I think two or three times in my life. You did a revival of it several years ago now when he was well into his seventies, and it was absolutely delightful. What was so great about that Mark Twain show was he used Real Mark Twain quotes He put the whole thing together with Mark Twain's sayings, and he would change it every night. He just had this colossal memory for all of Mark Twain's sayings, and you know if he got tired of a little bit, he would throw one out come up with another bit. The next night changed around my favorite My favorite quote. Remember, I burst out laughing when he said this and this is the Mark Twain quote said Now in a museum in Havana. There are two skulls of Christopher Columbus. One when he was a boy and one when he was a man. Zeus. Well, let's hear one more quote from Hal Holbrook. Him by railroad is on those trains against tired ever seven minutes has to stop and rest for three quarters of an hour. Hal Holbrook was also any uttered probably the most famous line of all time in the movies. Follow the money. He did absolutely throat well. Our version of Mark Twain here on the show is Alex Castano's the Workplace. Constantinos, ABC news political analyst in Washington. I like so much. Discuss a little time. How are you this morning? I'm doing fine. Fine. My favorite month. Twin quote was I didn't attend the man's funeral. But this letter saying I approved of it isn't either one that with the fact I mean, since we're going through the snow storm, everybody talks about the weather, But nobody does anything about it is that that maybe Mark Twain is well known. We could use it now. All right, morning. What Hell is frozen over? Washington is knee deep in snow, but it hasn't stopped them so Oh, cheer up yet Why had the Republicans the Democrats had dogs and cats getting along at the Oval Office yesterday? Is that going to go anywhere? Well, if it looks nice, and it's good theatrics for Joe Biden, he's playing this very well. But just like you ran these secret basement campaign, and one is running The Secret Basement Administration law, and he's winning. This is a guy who's issued 40 executive orders, which means this is not someone who wants to work frankly, with either Democrats or Republicans and the chances of this turn of India anything. On, uh, chances that the snow will melt in D C today. It's just not going to happen. He is making his party and Bernie Sanders An occasional Cortez. Very happy right now. You can't do that and unify the country. So how does he just doesn't just blow off the Republicans who went to the Oval Office yesterday? Doesn't say now. It doesn't do enough. Sorry. Nice try, see? We've seen the style we've seen. This is going to be talk softly and whack him with the big stick. We're going tol. He'll probably take a little bit of the Republican idea. You know, they had a good idea. Anybody that makes over 150 grand a year we're gonna phase down the help they get. Um, Pat him on the back and then jam his package when Joe Biden ran for office and said that if he passed his agenda, he would be the most progressive president in history. He was telling the truth. Hey, What did you make of Mitch McConnell over in the Senate taken shots at the wacko congresswoman from Georgia over in the house that that seem highly unusual. That than Alex. Very unusual, and at the same time he's sticking up for loose change. He Republicans are vato put home child tomorrow, see if they can Take her out of her leadership position because she voted in peach Trump. Now this is the same Republican party that's opposing Cancel culture that says People shouldn't believe their jobs because they say, and act upon what they believe So It's going to be a little bit difficult. What's Mitch McConnell do? He's strong to take back his Republican Party, the elite establishment Republican Party he used to run. Get Trump out of the way. But McConnell lieutenant and a few others their Little Island, the more wrong where the Republican Party is that still Donald Trump's party. Well. Speaking of Trump, he said, he'll be back in some form. And indeed, next week you'll be back in the form of impeachment. Now he hasn't has he found any lawyers now. I know you're there. Alex. Do you hear us? Alex. I think we may have Whoa, okay. You know, we may have lost Alex. Well, you know, Trump had Ah, whole legal team, And they all dropped out because Trump wanted them to argue that the election was stolen. So the people in the legal team refused. I think Alex is back. Why don't you finish finish your question, Michael? Alex. I was just wondering what is Trump do now? Does he even need to bother to make a defense Because there's no way they're going to get 17 Republicans in the Senate to vote to convict him of impeachment? No aunt. He's not going to get any attorneys to do what he wants to do, which is say they stole the election from him. So he's going to let this slide through and not pay a lot of attention to it that maybe they'll be a friend or two will send a tweet on his behalf. But Donald Trump is is out there right now, getting measured for some nice new tailored suits. Hey, he's looking at rejuvenating his empire. When they kicked him off Twitter. They handed Donald Trump Twitter to He's going to build a new media empire. Bye bye, Quarantining Trump. They have handed him billions of dollars and so he's working on that right now. What's this new media out? You know, it's gonna look like for Trump. What is it gonna be? It's going to look just like what works in in the media today, except is going to be for Trump lovers only And maybe for Trump haters, and he's gonna charge you fall bucks a month to be on his version of Twitter, and he's going toe have a hope of some news network. Either will create his own or hell. Uh, or by hunk of someone else's. He'll be giving speeches and rallies. You're gonna have to pay a couple of bucks. Lend. Get in, Uh, e don't think I don't weigh a lonely a few bucks there. Alex. You know if you want to stake me to this From my stimulus check. Absolutely right. Hey, Alex. Is he going to be in the upcoming primaries for Republicans? Is he going to be a factor in those? Is he going to put his weight behind the old time Trumpers against more moderates, Perhaps. He's gonna have to to remain politically active. I don't know if the Democrats clearly I don't think they have the votes to impeach him to convicted on the impeachment charges. But they may prohibit him from running for office ever again on to remain politically active. You know, that's frankly like an insurance policy for him. He doesn't have to risk himself at the ballot box. Yet he retains tremendous political power, endorsing candidates and primaries and in good red states and district supporting his candidates. He is raising a ton of money..

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Trump says will 'strongly consider' testifying in impeachment probe - but would it ever happen?

CNN's The Daily DC

08:12 min | 3 years ago

Trump says will 'strongly consider' testifying in impeachment probe - but would it ever happen?

"Back to the daily DC. The Impeachment Watch I am Zach Wolf. Alex Marquardt is still with me. And we're pleased to welcome CNN. Legal analyst Michael Zeldin. Thanks for joining us. Michael my my pleasure to things kind of interesting happened this morning number one Responding to Nancy Pelosi from over the weekend Donald Trump president trump suggests that he could be Willing to testify or at least to give written testimony to the impeachment inquiry. He said essentially to move it along so the Democrats could get something done for the country. That's thing thing one thing too. Is the house. Democrats made clear that they're investigating now. Donald Donald Trump and whether he Lied to Congress essentially As part of the Mueller investigation when he offered written testimony or answered questions wins in writing for Robert. Muller in this part of They're a lawsuit to get hold of grand jury Documents and testimony any from the Muller investigation this now ties into the impeachment investigation. It's all meshing together but these two things about Donald Trump and testifying before Congress which would be pretty much unprecedented I think And number two This idea that he may have said something that was incorrect about wikileaks. Not Leaks and what he knew to Robert Muller what is going on with those two things in your mind so the first thing that comes to mind is my expectation of his qualified offer. Potentially offer written testimony was not something that he cleared with his lawyers and that his lawyers are going to be saying. Excuse me but we don't want to do that. Thank you Mr President. Well he didn't say he was GONNA do it. He said he he's thinking about exactly but I expect he's thinking about it without having first consulted Laura's because I don't think his lawyers lawyers would want him to be offering written testimony so I think that's more of a sort of a hypothetical offer than it is a real offer second second with respect to muller the the question and answer that has been raised as a possibility that the president offered false testimony before before Muller in his written statements relate to whether or not he recalled conversations between himself and members of his campaign who themselves may have. I've been interfacing with Ricky wikileaks or whether he had any direct contact with a representative of what of wikileaks. And the thing. I forgot to mention this. Roger Stone found guilty on Friday essentially of trying to sabotage congressional investigation With regard to to wikileaks right so so the lawyer in me says says if the question is asked did you have any contact with a representative of wikileaks. He can answer no to that. Because none of the people who allege allegedly told him anything about wikileaks I would definitely meet the term representative of wikileaks. If he had spoken he would have spoken to. Julian assange essentially For that question to be ally The way he answered now with requests with respect to the question of whether or not his failure to recall whether he had conversations with anyone on his campaign. Am Pain regulated. He he didn't say no he said I don't recall talking to anybody. Don't recall is what his answer was. And that's a smart legal answer and expectation Asian. Is that the documentation that was presented by the White House to Muller contains no indication that the president spoke to anybody on his campaign about wikileaks leaks and so he has the opportunity to come back and say well. Now you've refresh my recollection. Yes indeed I remember speaking to Roger Stone in the car and it was overheard by whomever so I think it's a very difficult prosecution to make. However the appearance that the president is unaware of his interest his own interest which he on on the campaign trail repeatedly touted wikileaks? I love wikileaks. We Russia if you're hearing me. Please release her emails. All is wikileaks. centric in a sense. It's SORTA strains credulity to that. He didn't remember this stuff. But as I said when you ask a lawyer whether or not. This is actionable as a law case case I think it's probably not what about this Offer so to speak that he would be willing to testify in Congress in the impeachment inquiry which actually got a laugh last week During one of the hearings when when Peter Welsh Congressman Walter Democrat brought it up and say you'd be most welcome to sit down is is that another one of these. Is the president just floating something for the sake of it. That almost certainly won't happen. What my recollection of that QNA was the Republicans skins. Were saying the person who has firsthand knowledge the whistle blower a person who they first accused of having only secondhand knowledge but now all of a sudden he has firsthand knowledge. They said the person that we want to hear most from whistle blower because he knows the most and then well said well actually the person who knows the most is the president and he's welcome here anytime he wants. And that's what the left in my expectation. Is that the the likelihood of the president showing up in person raising his right hand to swear to tell the truth before that committee Mitty is not likely. So you've told us about the importance in lawyering Somebody like president trump to give wiggle room in testimony. I don't recall Paul as opposed to I don't or as opposed to know We have somebody we have a real life example coming up with Gordon. Sunland who actually didn't recall recall Some very important things with regard to the impeachment inquiry he had his memory jogged at least one time and then subsequent to that we found out new information mation that About his call. You know the very loud telephone call in the Ukraine Ukrainian restaurant with President trump. So I I guess the question is. Is Somebody like that that in more legal jeopardy or in some sort of legal jeopardy for his the the way he addressed Congress and then had completely changed his story about whether or not there was some sort of ultimatum to the Koreans for military aid. Right so Saad. Lynn says I don't recall then. Other witnesses testified to his direct direct involvement in the thing that he didn't recall and then he corrects the record. And says that refresh my recollection. I now recall. And my testimony is consistent consistent with those others in respect of the homes. Telephone call that was overheard the alcs talked about. He was not really directly asked. That question didn't exactly Give a denial of of that call so he too has room now when he testifies again to elaborate on his prior testimony which I expect that he will do. I expect that he is not gonNa have memory failures like he did in the closed door testimony too much each other evidence out there which links him to this information that if he were to not recall under those circumstances it probably would be seen as a false statement achievement and you can falsely testify before Congress by inaccurately describing your memory as as being faulting so so just to wrap this up for everybody If in in congressional testimony don't say no and if you absolutely can avoid it I don't recall is a lot better. Because it's really hard to prosecute somebody for lying if they said I don't know because your memory can always be shocked. Yes with the qualification. In that there are prosecutions where individuals have said incredulously. They don't recall and that they were the prosecutors. Were able then and to present evidence to say that I don't recall was actually ally and you cannot therefore say with confidence. Just keep saying I don't recall I don't recall and you off the hook because at one point you're alleged failure of recollection is GonNa be tantamount to an affirmatively. I think what what we've done here is tumble into exactly the problem. That a lot of people have with Washington because this is making my head hurt Michael Alex thank you for joining me on the daily. DC The impeachment

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