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How Tight Is the Trump Grip on the GOP?

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:57 min | 2 months ago

How Tight Is the Trump Grip on the GOP?

"Back america on you. You joined by former united states senator. Jim talent one of my favorite guests. Good morning senator. How are you fine. And i love you to you okay. Let me begin with the story. In the wall street journal by michael bender. How tight is trump's grip on the gop. Take a look at the ohio senate primary. It is undeniable that former president trump has many many many many millions of supporters in the united states. And that many of those supporters will follow his recommendation. He also has around in a circle of acolytes who sometimes purport to speak for him like sports epstein an others. Who aren't actually speaking boris's mad at me. Because i've just given my objective opinion. Eric from your home. State of missouri will lose that senate seat if he's the nominee because of the bondage and assault charges the impeachment campaign scandals. All the stuff that goes with eric writings and bores. Sheen has mad at me one. How important is a trump endorsement to what about this satellite group of people who have some association with president trump. who purport to speak for him. I think trump's endorsement is important in the same sense that mean endorsements typically aren't they they raise the profile of the person endorsed and there's sort of a They're a powerful piece of evidence in support of that person. Assuming you liked the endorser right. But i also think voters then step back and look at candidates and make their own judgment. I would say that about but people. Ask me to endorse you. Then he thinks that. Just because people like jim talent. They're going to walk into the ballot box in both for whoever tim talent says. I don't like that's right. i think it's a. It's a favorable piece of evidence. Okay and in terms of the people around you presidents all president trump so we had an interesting group around people. Come and go. I think people want to know what donald something's not somebody around thanks.

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"michael bender" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

03:36 min | 5 months ago

"michael bender" Discussed on Skullduggery

"Or yeah. Do you want me to send who If i want him to run. I don't know the answers. I don't know i don't think he knows i know that. He's being advised not to decide. Until after twenty twenty two because there really is no benefit for him to announce one way or the other right now. But you know and again i think. This book is is important earlier because of this of examination of trump facing winner at start to understand where there were there at heading into this next election cycle but also for republicans to the party republican party here heading into two thousand twenty. Two has a very clear choice. This is their opportunity to define the party post trump. And whether or not they're going to you know what they're going to decide their. I don't know but i do know that this book framing i could on on the issues. We went through in twenty years. No excuse to that decision of anything other than their is open. I got one final question. Because i in the book that i thought was just kind of astonishing. I guess you call sort of out of the blue and june of twenty twenty from the white house asking if you can come down to interview the president. So i guess you throw on a suit which you hadn't worn in a year because of the pandemic and you get down there. And the white house press secretary collie mcenaney escorts you to the oval office. And then i read this correctly. Then she left. And left you alone in the oval office for thirty minutes. Yeah that's right. Yeah i mean. There was so much bizarre this i mean it was this interview. Take any of the. I mean i mean. Isn't that like a huge. Like security violation to leave a reporter alone in the oval office for that much time. And right did you have. You must have been awfully tempted to take a closer look at the resolute desk in the papers. That were there. Eileen i did city right in front of me a bit surprised that they were really any papers out on the. It was a stack of a really. There was a stack of papers that were listed. Trump's accomplishments in office under the desk with their warlick's there's cell phones that were left back there sitting on the seats in staff and it was a really bizarre dansk gavino. shuffles through one point Tie and mike pence your stops in you know will say you know what trump would never do. Ask me about my family. And he knew. I had a baby. And how you know how she was doing. It asked me to come back on the road with them and he left. You know so was part of me. That was tempted to ask pants to shut the door on the way out. But i decided not to do that. You should have a rifled through the desk and found all the pd and just like collected them like powerpoint solid powerpoint anyway. The book is frankly we did win the election. Which if you read you'll discover is not exactly the case But frankly he did not win the election. I know it's are the subtitle. But i sort of thinking of it as one big too long title which is frankly we did win this election the inside story of how trump loss anyway But it's good. You're able to get trump to speak frankly about these sensitive issues. So congratulations on that Thanks a lot for joining us. Thank you so much for having me. Michael great bug..

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"michael bender" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

06:17 min | 5 months ago

"michael bender" Discussed on Skullduggery

"I don't think there was ever a question that hundred biden's trading on the family name. I mean he's been doing that for decades news a lobbyist in washington. You know thirty years ago a this is not a and it is from upon right but light is not a major newsflash. You know there are some times where i did meet twenty linski. At that point they call called is called into the meeting and he's telling me that he has firsthand knowledge at joe's involved because will they went to dinner. Okay well did you guys talk about the deal. He says we'll know because the other guys in the in the company told me not to bring a business okay. Well did Did he say anything to you. You know in any user for speech by gives a speech or be speech mumbling skis walking out of the conference. Joe biden chases him down and tells them the made crew that he wanted. You know that he that he knew what was going on. What did he say he said. Well please look out for my son here. And it's like well okay. I guess that could be about his business but he also could be like you know. I mean there's there's it's worth questions here but it's not the smoking gun that i thought it was. I get that. I get that. But i guess my question is You know there is obviously ferocious pushback from the biden campaign in which they're suggesting all of this is russian disinformation right. That's what they were publicly saying. Did you just be interested in your thinking when you heard them the counter attack from the biden folks and secondly when you learn well. He is under criminal investigation for tax violations by the justice department. You know should. The press have been more aggressive in reporting on all this right now. I mean that's what. I ended up the story. Yeah that's where this story ends up with with. These guys in these documents is that i i think it is worth a story and i think like hundred by like What he was doing and what he's doing in china was worth looking at. And that's what i told him. I said it's not a story about joe biden like you don't have anything year. That joe biden anything wrong but it is worth looking at what a son of a former vice president and a longtime senator was doing yes like i. I don't know that we're you know but that's not what if that's what you want if you want a story on joe biden did it it. You're not getting that from you. And i can't guarantee you you're not gonna get that from the wall street journal and there was no no it to get to the other point. Here is if you think there's any story here we want you to pursue it you know. We want the Editing reputation of the wall street journal. Look at these things. And say you know if you say that there's a story here. There issue had been that the hundred stuff had gotten so tangled up in the conservative right wing media that any mention of one hundred biden's immediately dismissed as a conspiracy and then that point. They're not wrong and on that point. I mean that's why for a big why this is like world in a nutshell because while they're having this back and forth with me steve. bannon rudy giuliani. Have hunter laptop right with a lot of these same documents in that they bring to the new york post and just dropped the whole damn thing and you know there. 'cause they're theory of the case was different there. The case was that there is no one that was ever going to give it any attention. So let's get it into the bloodstream on the right wing and use it to keep that energy up and trying to turn the heat up there where the field is dealing with. Wanted to try to get into the mainstream into the bloodstream in the mainstream. And you know it just what. The two sides are not talking to each other. I certain that both sides are talking to trump and what happens is that trump blurts out. That were the wall street. Journal's working on some big story you know about hunter biden which just like just drops a nuclear bomb on everything because now the wall street journal in the position of like do we look like we're doing trump's bidding or do we look like we're being you know not doing the story because just because trump said and what ends up happening. Is we end up doing story that that my sources in the first place If forces our hand to write a story in the moment that says there is no evidence that joe biden was right and then win win. The reality is working on a story about hundreds of all like what was actually happening. But would you. Would you have had it out before the election. Which is clearly what they want. They wanted it out before the last debate. I mean they want know and you know you know how this works. Like i had told them over and over. I can't tell you when it's coming like we have to get you want the rigorous editing in the rigorous reporting. We need to do that and you. We can't be. We won't be you know boston. Your deadlines you wanna take it somewhere else. Fine take back to the new york post or breitbart. Go right ahead write like this is what we're doing and dishonorable small observation here. That in light of the recent indictment of weisselberg on tax charges. It's gonna make it a bit more difficult for the biden folks to dismiss an indictment of hunter on tax charges. If that's indeed where this is going to end up. Yeah i i. I actually think the story one hundred stories more important now that that that joe biden one in a weird way so and i will say that. This is I do give this distillery in a lot of detail in person in the book as a whole chapter on. You know what ends up becoming you know. He even in the final days of the race. I mean trump is spending significant. I go back account. All of the references to hunter biden on that he makes the final weeks in meanwhile on the other side. Joe biden is saying nothing but cova cova kovin right now which which resonates a little more with the american public at the end of the day. Do you think trump's gonna run in two thousand twenty four. I'm not asking you to predict or prognosticate you are. You just asked him exactly what you asked. Maybe.

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"michael bender" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

06:19 min | 5 months ago

"michael bender" Discussed on Skullduggery

"That you know. People confuse that sort of shamelessness with his sort of like a or or headed to outbursts right in fact that trump wasn't screaming at people and only at the mouth in the weeks after the election days after the election was called head. Somehow given folks like mike pence run mcdaniel the of false security that trump was gonna find his own way to his own path to concede and just give them some time and give him his own space. He'll get there though what we saw. Is that giving of spatial Open the door for people like rudy. Giuliani and cindy paul. To come in and tell trump exactly what he wanted to hear and you know. Sell the results. At the end of the day. A lot of key players did have their kind of breaking point pants. And then you mentioned ron mcdaniel. I think you have an anecdote. There where trump's wanting to push out these bogus fahd claims out of michigan. And she asks around about it and ultimately says i think correct me if i'm wrong in front of trump. This is crazy. And i'm not doing it. It's not true. Yeah tells them. On the phone with mike pence on the line as well. Yeah i mean she had gone from thinking casino. She had conversations with trump in those first few days that about running for a third term. Right i mean she wanted to be part of the movement moving forward And thought everything was an place in then becomes alarmed when folks like jenna l. start getting elevated and and regional. Giuliani starts pushing some stuff. And yes and this is also how she kind of sort of Justified it in her own mind as well at that she. She does run. Run it down. Check it out and tells trump no that that you can't use the nc for this kind of bidding. Which is you know in this context. Trump is admirable. But that's you know that's where it stops Kind of like you know. Let the white house do its thing. Now which is what you saw. Trump is friday and she doesn't quit and she doesn't say anything publicly exactly right in that winners and it's not time for blamer when things got tough a lot of people you know. Faded into the background but when king time to take credit for things. There's no shortage of michael for all your tough coverage you get offered a exclusive by the trump campaign in the last few weeks of the election about hunter biden's laptop and they're gonna give you this. What what they hope to be a bombshell story about The hunter but what's on one hundred lydon's laptop. They even let you talk to this former business partner of his. Tony bob alinsky. Who has some interesting things to say. Walk us through that and your wariness about reporting it at the time but then we do learn in fact at later on that hunter biden is under criminal investigation by the justice department. Suggesting there's something there about hunter biden's activities you know. Just walk us through the story and how you decided to do handle it. The way you did and looking back on it from today's perspective. So i called. I just a few weeks out from the election that a and this is the truth. That joe biden was involved in hunters making right. I mean this at this point is the holy grail of Trumpworld bateson mrs basically. What gets trump impeach the first time right and they don't give up on it for over a year. My kind of rule of thumb reporting. It's better to talk to people right. And i was willing to go and it was coded i and wanted to get on my house and go go. Look get some evidence supposedly so i went and and it was like i mean there were a new. We're going to be attorneys there. Which have led me give it some sense of credibility that most attorneys don't want to put their good standing with the bar on a line for sorts of things that used to be. The cash positive was split gut at least go to hear about and and basically turns out. His is not the story quite like they sold right. I mean there are. it's take a step back. What is it what it is is a fascinating look to me under the hood at the embryonic stages here of international dealmaking between two young ambitious and You know Sort of a hard charging businessmen right one hundred one into into instant chinese officials in the other and all these fabulous locales around the world where they're meeting. They're going meeting up in doing apartment shopping in manhattan scheming about how to get one of the chinese officials daughters into a hard to get into private school in new york. You know as a as a wall street journal reporter. I thought it was fascinating business store but not one that showed any wrongdoing or even involvement from joe biden. There was a job is name was brought up in some of these documents from other reference to the big guy getting ten percent of the equity in the joint venture with the chinese and the big guy supposedly being joe biden himself right and but that didn't come from hunter didn't come from hunters uncle in that. None of family members part of that and it disappears in the final part of a draft. That someone else put together. Any of joe biden's extra shares of the company are gone. A hundred a couple occasions refers to might chairman or the chairman. When he's trying you know he kind of is lashing out at some of his colleagues. But that doesn't really you know the chairman who would kind of is clearly referencing his.

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"michael bender" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

07:42 min | 5 months ago

"michael bender" Discussed on Skullduggery

"And how is it that all the craziness doesn't change or influence their thinking at all. Yeah i appreciate that. I do think this is i. Try to do you to so many trump books right and i covered the guy everyday road. Eleven hundred stories about trump for the wall street journal right like i don't wanna read another trump thing that i already know. I feel like i know a lot of it too much too much So i try to present this in a new way and a every chapter. Try to get some you know. Give people a reason to read this. And when i think this spoke it notebook before it has or i think will is committed three ways from inside the room of the white house. You know behind the scenes of the campaign. And i spent two years effectively embedded with these front row. Joe's to understand why what it was about them and what. They saw trump that it wanted to see thirty forty and it. I'm not exaggerating more than fifty rallies. And when i found is Yeah try to understand humanity a little bit of this and these are people who have time on their hands. Right there retirees or or almost retirees. There they never had kids or strange from their families and suddenly they have a little community here right the other people who they are they see see the show and you split a hotel room with or state each other's house on the road and in a way that made their lives richard bigger than they were before. But what we see you know what detail through the book here is is other misled by the man. They put their faith in and trust in and political hopes. And you know when it comes to cove it. One of the rally-goers dies in march right enters. This moment i go to the invited. Me to zoom memorial. There's a moment where there's a sense of a remorse. Since of reality really that this thing is real and they pray for each other and pray for the country and they pray for the hot zones in around the country at that point but then a few months later they're they're blaming trump's political rivals for for their friends desk so so does it ever do. Do you ever see where it shakes their faith in trump at all any event not. It's a good question. Why i think this is a remains important. In there was part of me that was felt like i was kind of documenting. The history of this movement in a way had before. But but now i feel like it's really a really relevant right now because we still have. There's still thousands of people showing up for his rally in ohio last month in in florida this month and i think it's a you know it's important to figure out what is why they're coming now right after january six like forget about the the when. It was a raise. The question with me. Because i wanted to. This is the same show every single time. Like why does people coming to see a rerun. You know they know what they're gonna get but now it's you know after what happened on january six after more than five hundred people have been arrested for their role in this. Why has that faith. Still not been shaken and i think the answer is to ohio into the rally to talk to him and to you know. Start to figure this out or more stories to come and i think i mean. I started to see some cracks. I really did. I mean there was a couple of arguments between started to put questions to them about what happened that day about. Who's to blame right like they. There was one per one of them who who thought that. The former were the people that i focused on. Were not in the bill to be clear. No one that i had. There was one woman who is outside and marched and ended up outside the little. But knowing that i can tell broken laws in a moment but one of the people thought that it made them all look bad right that that that these and we're just true. I mean there are a seventy five million. People voted for trump a very small percentage of that storm. The capitol right. But it's a it can paint an entire movement or you know and and she was right about that night. I felt that that show. I mean that was the kind of sort of acknowledgment of a certain reality that you wouldn't have seen from them Six months ago or year ago another man left rally early because he felt like they just did it just kind of gone off the rails than there is too much lack of reality happening around him and again these are a couple people in a crowd of thousands but i would not have seen that a year or so ago so i. I think it's going to be interesting. Is interesting to see as we moved into. Twenty twenty two. That looks like so moving to a different group of trump's supporters which is the call the elected officials from from the republican party members of congress. It doesn't feel like we're seeing comparable cracks in them in fact it seems like there's kind of a doubling down amongst many of them. How much trump today working the phones and working to shore up his leadership of the republican party this week kevin mccarthy go down to mar-a-lago and we're still waiting for some details to come out more details. Come out of that meeting. But i would be shocked if like january six commission did come up you know and it goes to what did company that the ethnic. That's ghost starts to answer your question there of Of how involved he is. I mean he's on the phone constantly with rick scott who's in charge oba senate campaigns mccarthy's another one but i think he's very very vaults still in stays in contact with these folks in. I think it's mostly the other way right. I think these these people want to keep trump involved because as much as like there's a disturbing seven of trump based at beliefs trump. one right. I mean there's no other way to say that the people around trump the elected officials. They know that's not true. They know that's alive but they asked to think that trump beyond something here than using the election security choose argue as a way to energize the base. There might be something to that. So i think they're gonna be pretty hand in hand over the next couple of years. Michael got a great line in the book. Where you say. Trump's shamelessness was his superpower which seems to me is kind of a key kind of character logical insight into trump talk about how that was in some ways the key to his success and i kind of wonder just picking up on what you were saying before about other elected officeholders in the republican party. Seems like a lot of them have kind of picked up on that. I'm just interested in that as a psychological factor that drives him out for sure. It was something that you know with a minute. Jared identified early with trump. You know and looking back. It's it's easy to see now or or to identify that as How much of a advantage. That was for trump when he was willing to say you know a tag john mccain for for being captured Would even think the doing that. Let alone that. It would cost them things that he was willing to say. And do things that other politicians wouldn't you Advantage in this kind of like in this political atmosphere. And you know. I think what happens is that we see that run. Its course in a real. A violent unfortunate way by january six by williams suggests told this line at the election was stolen games one of the shocking things to me and i.

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"michael bender" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

06:46 min | 5 months ago

"michael bender" Discussed on Skullduggery

"At which point. Trump wants to debate him on about the merits of of it off. Hitler which obviously takes john kelly. By surprise as it would just about anyone including me when i cur this for the first time and the net effect is is is kelly telling this is not. Do not say this ever again right there. Hitler did not do anything. Good there there is no good side of hitler writers. And you know this isn't a debate. Which is pretty striking thing for someone to have to Can walk the president of the united states through. And why did i quit. I mean the sourcing on this is rock salt. And you know the the sort of counter to defamation is truth and you know i i again. The the sourcing is rock solid who it was actress so i printed and i think it's important piece of the book in that is a again a through line. Here there are people around trump from that point forward. Who are worried that. He's long given a wink and a nod to these extremists. Corners of the republican party in the base in order to keep energy up within his base and to maintain the kind of support that he he has all the way. Through to the end. We get closer to january six and I detail here book. Some some conversations that general mark milley has with other people administration worried that the people trump is bringing in right at the end of the administration may have links to neo nazis. So these are the things that people around trump you know. We all know the story of chaos of these for years right. I mean this is not necessarily book about catholic with struggling reporting in this book is people around trump. Were worried about the cast. That that he'd become a danger to the country did that he. He become violent reckless in his desperation. To hold onto power. two questions. one is with all this exposure. You've had to trump all the great reporting you've done talking to dozens if not hundreds of people who are in the inner sanctum. There what did you learn about. Donald trump that you didn't know before that's the first question and the second question is do talk a little bit more about the people you talk to. The people reported on who at the end there seemed truly terrified of what trump was capable. Is that because of his sense of desperation and wanted to hold onto power or do you think he changed at all over time. Talk about that but let me. Just start with the first question. what did you learn about. Donald trump yeah no. I don't think he changed over time. And that is that that is partly one of the things that are learned about donald. Trump is is that now that i go back this last year. But i spent a lot of time going back and and reviewing trump's other flirtations with a running for office so that you know there'd been so much news in two thousand sixteen and as president that i don't think really had gotten the kind of attention that would have with another candidate. Assemblies pass a moments rotations. That would have been just dissect it over and over it by major media. Mainstream media diff- confident here in gone because happening in the moment. And what and what. I want to detail in the book is easier same candidate every time the same person every time. It's which actually convinces me that back. Then he was just dismissed them without a hand as a provocateur as a showman as a trying to someone who is promoting his own book joe etc etc but. I don't think it's clear. I mean i think he was seriously considering running in two thousand and two thousand twelve and it's all kind of of a piece for trump and because he's saying the same things and behaving the same same exact way consistently all through all through over those couple of decades. Now would i learn new about. Trump is some of that just how we saw Glimpse but we saw a very viscerally in the cleveland debate when he was just. I was in the room for that debate. And it was a different man than i'd ever seen it and i'd been in that in the room as many as much other peoples around the around the people around him but a lot and i had never seen that man before. I'd never seen trump behaved like that before. We're just that constant shouting interrupted you. It was it was a disorienting in the room. And that's what was happening behind the scenes and whatever new. I guess is that he unlike twenty sixteen. Now be careful with this. But there's a certain charm to donald trump right. I mean he he's es Just as much back then but was different that night in cleveland was there was none of the. It wasn't funny at all right like again here here. We usually attacks with some kind of mocking writer. Nicknames where you know kind of draw a laugh and has that way to go after people that leaves you kind of feeling less like he left people around people around him worried that he came off as too much of an asshole that night he put it just frankly there and that's what was happening behind the scenes. He felt like he had something to lose. This time the rubbers kind of being ripped out from underneath he felt by cova the economy the floyd protests and he was he was lashing out in a way that you know again that that that made people feel. He grown unstable. I mean he was telling is top military advisers and a senior administration officials to shoot americans people who are peacefully protesting Civil rights abuses is secretary of state was worried that the president may lean into an international conflict. Pulled on to office. These were the shocking details for me in reporting this book even after a front row seat for four years. His secretary of state. Pompeo's as you report the crazies of taken over twerton referring to the end. But i want to ask you look as dangerous as trump was and as crazy as the things he says he does. Have this fanatical base that sticks with him. No matter what you did something interesting. The book you start out talking about these folks the front row joe's who go around from rally to rally so they can sit in the front row of listening to donald trump. And so i guess you know the question is like what is it that has created this fanatical fan base of donald trump. What drives these people..

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"michael bender" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

07:12 min | 5 months ago

"michael bender" Discussed on Skullduggery

"We now have with us. Michael bender senior white house reporter for the wall street journal and author of the new book. Frankly we did win this election. Michael welcome to skulduggery extra having me. So congrats on the book. Great read So much to talk about here. But i wanna start out. We've you like other of the many book. Authors about the end of trump's presidency did get the unique opportunity to sit down with the former president in writing. I think two sessions for three hours. You apparently got him to talk to you. Quite frankly about those also the election. Good thing he was frank about it in telling you how he won. Tell us what it was like to talk to trump. during those those two sessions you had in which i gather. He continued to insist that frankly he did win the election. That is a correct assumption here and yes that the the trend held up for both interviews. Almost every question. I ask them came back. Turned it around to missing ballots in detroit. That trucks of ballots in georgia conspiracies in arizona. Kind of take your pick a literally almost every question. I asked so it was sort of surprising that he wanted me to come down for a second time. What would happen was we'd reached. The end of our first interview is actually kind of interesting. I didn't interview trump. At trump tower is a candidate in the oval office. And of course wine any all all every time. I interviewed him always lasted longer which is very deliberate. His part he wanted the reporters to leave the meeting. Feeling like it went so well it was an in an hour instead of a half an hour when you know all this extra time but went down to the first time he cut it off. Because biden was speaking that night it was the anniversary of the dacoven lockouts and he really wanted to see the speech. Which you know. I guess any any former president would have wanted to do it. Struck me that the trump really want to see what about going to handle that moment. We've been talking about bar him quitting so they asked me to come back down to second times but now i got down there just lost to threatened or something because he denounced talk about bardy morning again was was all of the same and just you know so two questions i mean one is you know i. I assume you would gently point out to him that everything was telling you about the missing ballots and you know other Fr- supposed fraudulent attempts. Were not true. How would he respond. When you point that out and then sort of secondly more broadly. Why is he talking to you at all. He knows you're not going to buy this stuff. You know what you've written. Why is he bothering so the first day that the answer to the first question is i- decorating debate with trump Definitely did not. I interviewed him enough and been around him. Amass to know that he's going to withdraw. It is not lease if there is a if feels like he's being pushed if he's like. There's a competition. Mind would i. Would i want to do with with downturn interview is keep talking and so when you bring stuff up yes gently. Tell him is the right way to describe. That actually is now. I don't think that's the case but back to the you know the scene about embattled creek on what he would do you did. Nato planes like Like widespread veronica. Remember exactly what the question was. There is a note Case and then he returned to his aid. Who was there with him right but you do right and of course they is. Yes you know who is miller. There are legitimate questions here and okay. Yes ma'am yes. The wisey talking to us i mean there. There's two reasons one is the big bigger picture. If like sort of trump's unique media genius here which is is to stay in the vice. Wants to be talked about in. And i really do think that a bad headland for him is better than no live. I think that is the big part of it. He does think like he. He's gonna take his shots to get his message in a stolen election in maine here. We are spending the first units so this is talking about it but there's also a small piece of this to in a very also equally trumpian piece is that he's talking to everyone. I think basically everyone is to ask success one author bob woodward that's right yes i mean. He's still so pissed. Bet bob wilber details twenty twenty. It's my reporting that he has department. This is to stick to bob woodward and do with everybody else but michael. There's another. there's a third reason as to why donald trump took a shine to you which you reveal in your block. Which is that. He loved your hair. Yeah i mean this is really the. It's really the heart of our my relationship. Donald trump. you're an incredibly skilled reporter. But great reporters use whatever tradecraft. They can and by the way for the listeners. You can't see this. He does have a lustrous. Reddish brown machen. Hair really quite magnificent. Winky which i think. Trump and trump is obsessed with good here. I wonder what the psychology i wonder. What the psychology is there. I just took it as a as a deep compliment from someone who spent so much time on his own hair. I mean i took where i thought it was. I thought it was like as kaplan as i could get down trump and it is it really. Is a candidate nine really a joke in the crux relationship is the thing he brings up with me on this all the time and in one point effectively to offer me to press secretary job i mean not no real way but you know a the president of the united states. He says that the press secretary in a gaggle of reporters on air force one. You know. I mean he's it's his own sort of. We're trying to get in my head as well you know. So when he he called me out by name in attack this book to talk about it. But that's i was very relieved that he didn't Disparage my hair. Because i know that things would really be You know 'c a problem between the two of us so let let's talk about the the the way he's attacked the book. There's there's one anecdote in the book that seems to have really gotten under his skin and he he threatened. maybe see. you claimed it was defamatory. It didn't stop you from publishing it. Why don't you tell us what it was and why you weren't worried about his his threats. Yeah this has gotten a lot of attention. This is the scene in from a twenty eighteen. Win john kelly is chief of staff at the time and him in over in europe for a world war one anniversary and john kelly finds himself having to kind of give a very top level history of who on which side of world war one How that can lead into world war two..

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"michael bender" Discussed on Skullduggery

Skullduggery

07:52 min | 5 months ago

"michael bender" Discussed on Skullduggery

"Gov chief investigative correspondent for yahoo news. I'm dan kleinman editor in chief of yahoo news. And i'm victoria city. At fellow at the brennan center for justice so the trump book blitz is underway. Michael bender is seems to be the first out of the block with his great book. Frankly we did win this election. But there's more. Michael wolff has landslide. Carol lanigan phil rucker of the washington. Post have a book out. We'll be talking to them in a few weeks. And then of course bob woodward has got coming so with bob. Costantini with bob costas. Yes so it looks like the final days of the trump presidency is going to be among the best chronicle last days of a presidential term in quite some time at least since the final days of richard nixon and the woodward and bernstein book by the same quick fact check just because i wanna make sure we get it right that the title of the book is frankly. We did win this election. The inside story of how trump lost so. Just just a swirl on the same page. The election spreading disinformation about the election and get taken down by facebook and twitter. Frankly yes he did. He did not win the election. So i just wanted to get that off my chest but it is amazing that i mean i think the one thing that leaps through when you read this book is trump keeps insisting this nonsense and for the most part people gently not and you know. Yes mr president. We understand where you're coming from. But with few exceptions bill bar being one bats baloney being another the white former white house counsel people did not stand up to him and tell him no mr president. You're wrong you lost deal with it. There was a little bit of that in the book. I mean ronin mcdaniel. Who was the chief gory see. Yeah now but she does. She does say when he wants to put out this. You know bogus claims of of massive election fraud in michigan. She says i'm not doing that. It's wrong it's not true. It's crazy so when they're pushed to the absolute limit they will speak up and i think one of the things. That's fascinating about this book. Is that the people. Some of the people around trump in those last days were actually afraid of what trump was going to do. The really people the members of the deep state but people who were in very very senior positions notably mark milley the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff who is getting a lot of airtime these days because i think he was genuinely terrified at the end that trump's desperate attempts to hold onto power. We're going to lead to either. You know a war with iran. Because i think there was some talk about about that maybe as as it attempted to deflect attention away from the election or even in the book by carolina and phil rucker that has that has also come out when as you pointed that we'll be reviewing them as well and in a couple of weeks potentially even seizing power in a coup right been wasn't just the deep state people who were freaking out of pompeo. The secretary of state trump's on sector state says at one point. The crazies have taken over after the election so even he was worried aloud. About what some of these trump acolytes or getting installed in key positions Particularly at the pentagon might end up doing and milly milly sphere probably began ratcheting up in the summer of twenty twenty when the floyd protests were going on during which time trump both suggested that army troops should be called in to shoot upon protesters and called for the execution for treason of whoever leaked the fact that he had been taken down into a secure bunker when the protests were at their peak so so. Millie was already kind of his antenna. Were already up for. Shall we say some of the Slightly more coup tastic efforts. That trump was was nosing his way toward not a word. I it's as it is. Now you know the skulduggery. The the the million stories reminded me back in twenty sixteen during the campaign. I remember hearing about you know. High level military brass kind of joking among themselves a little bit about sort of gallows humor about trump. and what would happen if he became president. This is around the time when trump was talking about bringing back torture talking about like not just executing terrorists but their families. And i remember them talking about well. You know. maybe they'll maybe we'll have to deal with a coup. But they were joking about it. It was it was lighthearted. And you imagine all these years later what started as a joke became all too real and it tells you something about the journey. We've been onto the last four years but look this is important isn't just for podcasters to have things to talk about. Donald trump may run again in two thousand twenty four and he continues to have the rock solid support of of his base and four years after he took office the Institutions of democracy are not as strong as they were when he began so the consequences and the stakes are high. Yeah and trump is probably to this day out there. Working the phones calling state elected officials all over the country encouraging them to kind of continue to push the fact that he won the election. Just yesterday i believe the leader of the arizona senate called for a new election in twenty twenty two An and that the biden electors that were elected out of that state. Were not legitimately in place. So he hasn't stopped. And he still has a very sizable number of elected officials or top kind of operatives in the republican party who are completely in his thrall. Well you know. Look my only push back on. That is yet when push comes to shove and the leaders of the republican party had to do something for the most part they did not. That's crowd pencils. Didn't go along with go along with it mitch. Mcconnell didn't go along with it the guardrails as strained as they were her and perhaps pushed to the limits. But they did hold in. That should give us some small confidence that they'll continue to. They'll continue to. There's still a crazy car careening towards them and on the regular yes all right. Well let's talk about with michael bender. So let's get to do..

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Author Michael Bender on Interviewing Trump for His New Book

South Florida's First News with Jimmy Cefalo

02:16 min | 5 months ago

Author Michael Bender on Interviewing Trump for His New Book

"Trump sit down with you? In an interview for this book? We, uh he is. The president brought me down tomorrow. Lago a couple of times. Was very, very integration with this time. The first time we spent a couple hours talking and then invited me to dinner on a terrorist there, where he regains every night with with its com members. Uh, nice and has he been complimentary about the book or has been critical of the book? Oh, he's he's singled my book out for attack. Actually, he's not pleased with some of the things that some of the information that's coming out. Uh but He knows very well that I talked to a lot of people around him. People who don't normally talk to reporters, and and that's why he's really singled me out and we'll say Is I've known him for years. Now he's always Complimented my hair, which is Really the Okay? The crux of our relationship, and I'm just thankful he hasn't disparaged my hairdo yet because then I know that things would really be, you know. Been broken between us. Right, like this is the basically you're talking the president about in this book that the president was the kind of a boss that pits people against each other, and there was a lot of that turmoil going on both in the campaign. And the White House. Why wasn't that successful? A lot of businesses do it that way, and it becomes successful. Well, there is a get a lot of the because the attention was turned away from the task at hand, which was, you know, for the president's top priority from day one of the White House. I mean they filed was re election, he filed paperwork on Inauguration Day in 2017 to run for re election. Get recovery him for all four years in the White House, and through the both campaigns, I got to tell you, I don't know. Who Also shared that as their top priority and my point here being that not only was there in fighting, but people have their own agenda as well for working for this president, and at the end of the day, he was not well served.

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'American Marxism' Is the #1 Book Across All Sites

Mark Levin

01:12 min | 5 months ago

'American Marxism' Is the #1 Book Across All Sites

"The number to book is our pal Jesse Waters book How I Saved the World. The next three out of four books are Trump trashing books. This full Michael Wolff book called Landslide Is Number three. Frankly, we did win this election. The inside story of how how Trump lost by Michael Bender. And then the number six is I alone can fix it. Now two out of three of these hate trump trash trump traps, Trump supporter books. Written by reporters. They're written by reporters. One for the Wall Street Journal and then two at the Washington Post. And Michael Wolff is the reprobate. We all know him to be. But American Marxism has blocked them from going to the top of the list. That's because of you. And these are the kinds of books that publishers have made a fortune off of over the years since the announcement of Donald Trump running for office. Now it's our turn, folks. It's pushback time. An American Marxism is number one on Amazon. It's number one on Barnes and Noble. It's number one on every single books

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"michael bender" Discussed on VCR Podcast

VCR Podcast

04:49 min | 1 year ago

"michael bender" Discussed on VCR Podcast

"You know. It didn't have era. Gary creatures that they were talking about they looked fucking stupid. It was just literally There's no saving grace in this movie. And frankly this should just this honestly on. Not exaggerating should have been a direct dvd movie. There was no reason for Theaters there is no reason for it to be delayed this long. Nothing save his fucking movie. It is that bad it makes. Dark phoenix look like a masterpiece. Hey ain't slow. The thought down bro. Down dark phoenix. At least had michael bender as magneto at actually had a really cold battled seen in the train beyond that. La- movies terrible but new is i just. I really can't stress. How bad it is. It's just so awful. There is literally no saving grace for it. What they should have fucking done was made this prequel to logan with x twenty three in there and she is. She finds a way to escape. That's how it should have been done. Well like this nonsense garbage. I mean when the idea was hey. let's take superheroes. make it into a horror movie. It's like okay that works if you're not doing an actual license 'cause axman is not a horror comic. No not even close naughty. There's the reason. I think of the name of it right now. But what do you guys remember the name of that movie. That was supposed to be like if superman was like a horror villain. Yeah right burn thank you. That's that's an idea And it works because there's no attachment to it. It's just a thing. If new moons was had nothing to do with x. men it might have had a better shot but anybody going into it. No already x. Men who was it was bad enough as it. But what i'm saying is you're already go into that movie. You already go into that movie expecting some level of quality because you're familiar with the excellent you're expecting at least like some amount of care whereas if there's no attachment to it you're just thinking okay. It's a horror movie scare me. That's what you're there for at least scare me..

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"michael bender" Discussed on My Marvelous Year

My Marvelous Year

05:44 min | 1 year ago

"michael bender" Discussed on My Marvelous Year

"Falco this stands out to me so much as just like was stilted and kind of awkward like Banter in a way that has no no rhythm and just feels kind of yeah kind of awkward. It got kind of feels like when we read the. The worst of bride Michael Bender and it's like this is twenty years old, and you feel it right like sometimes you don't get that, but sometimes you're just like Oh this and this isn't me. Saying this feels like it comes from the eighties. This feels like it comes from like the sixties or seventies, sometimes just over kind of hey, there buster. You Better Watch out because I'm on my way to punch you. Give you five fingers of Justice. That kind of thing like I off love. What lovely did there I'm vaguely? That and do the end contribute that dialogue in our have all typed up here because I did write that ahead of time, and then just come up with all cabs five fingers of Justice. Name Right? Yeah I'm excited to see that one. I, really like Louis Simpson's. Ex factor work on that title especially once husband Walt joins us on the art. Side of things is the title I think of most fondly of her writing. So, we'll have to see as the. Progresses to more comics how that keeps, check out all to hear like I haven't actually read a ton of web of spider man. Most of this was missing and actually chunks of it like big chunks of it are still missing in marvel unlimited, so if there are big web of fans out there right to us at my marvelous here, Jim Dot com or let us know in the slack. If you're part of that to check out some issues, because those would definitely be on my radar to add this, go round cool. Yeah, let's get into the death of Jean Dewolf which. We do that. The the web of spider man number one ends with the kind of iconic. Peter Parker finding a large. Oh Yeah. Oh, the Sonics of a very large you know like liberty, bell kind of thing belt yeah yeah. It's very weird because he's just like. Yeah, the bells are ringing. The suit is getting vibrated off them because it hates suit, hate hate, sound and. Shoot. Inside Iran is like as the suit is coming off of him. He's falling unconscious and he's just like. Oh, no, I guess. This is the hen bells turning my brain into Jelly. As out like what are you talking about? BELLS AREN'T GONNA turn your brain into. What do you mean you've never been a first off I'll. I'll answer matters of the brain, thank. Google and right now bells, brain, jelly, and you'll. You'll find an article on Carol. Dot Com written by Dr Check out this. That's why you want to two articles here..

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"michael bender" Discussed on 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast

1947: The Meet the Press Podcast

02:52 min | 1 year ago

"michael bender" Discussed on 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast

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"michael bender" Discussed on 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast

1947: The Meet the Press Podcast

03:41 min | 1 year ago

"michael bender" Discussed on 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast

"The White House for years has denied this narrative that trump considered dumping pence for Nikki, Haley and Bolton puts it on the record in his book that trump with. Trump trump wants discussing it and Bolton attributes the idea to jared vodka. You know look. There's a lot of. A lot of an I'm sure you guys note this with when it comes to reporting out of trump world. You you end up, basically always getting the circumstantial evidence, and then it's about two years later. There's there. It is I knew it I had it. It was like all circumstantial. It's why I think it's one of those things that. I think when it comes to reporting on trump. Leaning into some sort of his. Of Sort of of of patterns of practice with him ends up being very useful. And report like. Final thing that I want to get you guys on which is this goal to smoke by now? Right? The one thing they clearly know as they've got a problem because they're running against the virus running against the protests, they're not running against by and that's the problem they're running into. They can smoke by metal they want by may come in in going to do. Biden is not made my understanding that the the campaign knows what trump's trying to do and team by knows. Their job is to keep by exposure limited. Yeah. There's a difference between what the with the trump campaign wants to do of what trump wants to do right? I mean I think that they the probably is a good. Strategy of a I think they probably could smoke biden so to speak if trump was actually focused on this, but when he goes to Tulsa and spend fifteen minutes talking about a ramp that I don't know anyone who cares about that that part of a day in wet at West Point unless you're projecting unless you're projecting, and you are worried about I mean. Why is this guy brought up the word Parkinson's twice? WHO's bringing it up other than him story rightly. Yeah and that's that's valuable time I mean. Not Not spent on on on the Task Han, which is running against Biden so as long as that continues, and it's hard to imagine that changing. or how that would change I mean it's a sign of weakness for both of that. It's like flipped like the president is asking for debates. You're not usually the incumbent asking for more debates the Biden. People know that he is not a great candidate out there that he only opens himself up to sticking his foot in his mouth to creating like they're fourteen points ahead. Why change course right now when it could only potentially hurt them? I mean so I think it's. It's kind of a sign of weakness on both sides that That I didn't want to be out and trump's begging for him to. I don't know if you'll remember. The Tennessee, New England Patriots playoff game where the Tennessee Titans spellcheck Bella. Check by taking delays of game kept running out the clock train basically, and that's what Biden's doing Mike. Young. I was thinking. About that specific game I try not to think about the Patriots too much these days invite. You know. When he came to twenty sixteen and and and Republicans and Democrats were just so frustrated. They couldn't come up with a strategy of of how to be trump, and maybe this is maybe you just you. Just don't in material to work. Yeah, you don't get many material to work with and he's and he's distracted to other. Focus on other things and attacking the media and attacking you know the ramp at West Point and you know If we were all about it, we were all in our seventies. We'd say Oh, it's rope a dope..

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"michael bender" Discussed on The Chuck ToddCast: Meet the Press

The Chuck ToddCast: Meet the Press

03:29 min | 1 year ago

"michael bender" Discussed on The Chuck ToddCast: Meet the Press

"Manager is been around trump world for for a since the campaign close with Kushner there's been speculation are a obviously elevated a couple of weeks ago. you know I don't think. Kushner in the family would sign off on bringing the two thousand sixteen back back like a corey Lewandowski or Dave Bossie Those are some of the other Angie. You here get mentioned. so for that reason really is that there is no obvious clear answer. Here would come in next at that. And and Brad has just ingratiated himself so deeply into the campaign, and really does have pretty strong relationships with jared and the family that I would be shocked. To see a change anytime soon both like if anything, it would be more layering or more that. Yeah and if the Oklahoma story dies down here, a little bit of it's overtaken in that and in the new cycle by something else which sorta seems that's the direction it's going in and if they pulled together for another rally in an and fill the seats, he's probably sitting. But you know no one's really ever quite safer in trouble and after. that. They step in. They'll step in and Justin. Clark are to people who have long experience in Republican politics, running campaigns and have been quietly doing a lot of the nuts and bolts. Work of getting state party chairs and Line of Guaranteeing Salute Convention which trump upended himself, but there Brad kind of entered National Politics with trump twenty sixteen with no background. This they do have people. Who are less? They aren't throwing the t shirts at the route from the stage like Brad does. They aren't celebrity names, household names, but are quietly working away behind the scenes and I think right now. Another question I would ask gives who who wants to be called the campaign manager of this campaign right now. Maybe it's better. To stay. Quiet lower-profile right now you know key or keep an acting title. Thing on pence. I would just like to say that. The White House for years has denied this narrative that trump considered dumping pence for Nikki Haley and Bolton puts it on the record in his book that trump with. Trump trump wants discussing it and Bolton attributes the idea to jared vodka. I you know look. There's a lot of a lot of an I'm sure you guys note this with when it comes to reporting out of trump world. It you you end up basically always getting the circumstantial evidence, and then it's about two years later. There's there it is i. knew it I had it. It was like all circumstantial. It's why I think it's one of those things that. I, think when it comes to reporting on trump. Leaning into some sort of his. Of Sort of of of patterns of practice with him ends up being very useful. On report like. One final thing that I want to get you guys on which is this goal to smoke by now? Right? The one thing they clearly know as they've got a problem because they're running against the virus running against the protests, they're not running against by and that's the problem they're running into..

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"michael bender" Discussed on The Chuck ToddCast: Meet the Press

The Chuck ToddCast: Meet the Press

03:24 min | 1 year ago

"michael bender" Discussed on The Chuck ToddCast: Meet the Press

"Point here that during the daily coronavirus task force briefings right on and trump viewed those briefings as an extension of his rallies and talk to people about how many Americans were tuning in and sold at directly as a reflection on himself. Well, seniors were tuning into those. Gotten those news conferences for information right I mean it was. It was a national emergency the. That's the only other time in American history where we have worry. Air News conferences from start to finish is in moments of national emergency when people need to know minute by minute. What's going on? It was the hardest. Can I posit I? I was sort of an. Whether, it's fair or not I will let you guys decide. I was put in the position of deciding when to go in and out of us. Okay, that was I was basically, but in put in me and my ep at the timer. We aren't let's go, and you're sitting there, but I always wait on the side of my God at the end of the day we got. We got to stay on this just because we might hear important information from pouching burks for the public right like at the end of the day and felt like as a public service. You had to do this. But boy, it made it very difficult. Right and I think that's what seniors were seeing as well like what? How long am I going to keep watching this? Why am I tune into this to to watch him fight with two? Reporters in a room about you know about whatever and this goes to A. This personality questions here to and and sort of trump's coarseness that that turns off people, and and and that they've been willing to overlook because of the economy well the one the one issue that underscores that. Better than anything or or worse than anything if you're trump is his handling of race relations right? His numbers dipped after Charlottesville is numbers dipped on the on the centre-back. Chance I mean these are moments. Were were Americans Writ Large Senate! Don't don't like the way trump's handling member his work during the. The worst moment during the general election. was anyone after the Goldstar? Yeah and Republican for separate themselves from trump on this issue so now not only is he it do most Americans disagree of the way he's handling current Ivars, but you have a civil rights movement on top of it that he has struggled to figure out. How to respond to and and struggle to differentiate between the thugs that are doing the looting and inciting violence and the peaceful protests. That have you know that to every three Americans, say they they they. They have a favorable opinion. Any I have to say I'm the one thing I. Want the peace. You reference a piece that you and Maggie wrote about this idea that maybe he doesn't really want to win. And there has been a running belief about trump for years on this. When it comes to politics, remember how long during the campaign will help quit? Oh, he'll go halfway. He will announce right I look. I was I got into heated arguments with him in twenty twelve. He's like. Why don't you take my campaign? Seriously and I said because I. Don't believe ever I, said the day you announce I'll take it seriously in an announced that year, but announced and I. I wonder how much that is. US Anne like me. You know what I mean by this that we project like he's so. He's taking such bad political advice that has to be self sabotage like we come to that conclusion. Maybe this is just who he is. I get three point this was. This was coming more from people. Close Him..

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"michael bender" Discussed on The Chuck ToddCast: Meet the Press

The Chuck ToddCast: Meet the Press

03:02 min | 1 year ago

"michael bender" Discussed on The Chuck ToddCast: Meet the Press

"You know. That's the thing I, think they? They feel very confident as it relates to. Oklahoma sort of two questions here is that is that the is at the Cape Pop Data Pranksters? RSVP pranksters no question led to them, overestimating the crowd size, right, and and and as You guys well know the first rule of politics is don't over promise, and under deliver, and never before. Has that been a problem for trump until pulsa? And never have done that when it comes to the rallies. But In a significant way, the question is whether or not six thousand people showed up because of the of the of the K pop stuff, or are there other issues at play and I think we still have to figure. Wait to see that because you know news that six campaign staffers six people around. Trump effectively got Kobe had in Tulsa I mean there's a straight place argument that has much to do with with Eric convincing people to stay home as as anything you know an Internet campaign. Did the have mess with their number? One is that. Is that what I heard from White House officials that at the end of the day. You know a lot of older people go trump rallies. They can watch it on television and it did have I mean Fox, said seven million people watch. Would you go to the rally when you can watch it from the safety of your home and the question is why did the campaign? I think they're just. Jumble no real real. Quick here just to give them the other side of that Thurs is. If they have another rally in. It's half full. There's going to be a major questions for these folks to answer, but right now you know we're else in America. Can you go to to see a major event? There's no concerts. There's no baseball games right. There's there's there's the only game in now. It's the only game in town at. We should tell you something and he's still got six thousand people to show up so in a sense like it's. Some this is the context of what they were promising, but on the other hand that six thousand people to show up in the midst of a pandemic. To support the president. So what exactly that means I think. We were still kind of weeks away from knowing for sure but Just one other data point I wanted to throw out there. And I look I want to. There's there's starting to be a growing body of evidence that that the country is paying a lot more attention locally to the virus than than trucking pain realizes and. And so any, so it's about the poll. That's in the Times this morning on one hand. Somebody's a fourteen points. It seems like an odd, but we've had now. Fox's at twelve. This one's at fourteen I think there was acquitted of a Quinnipiac. I think was eleven. Recently at the CNN one that was double digits. Mike are ABC. Also turn on women sitting at at seven sort of stubbornly high dark you from three months we're. We're starting to look like a low outlier.

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"michael bender" Discussed on 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast

1947: The Meet the Press Podcast

04:55 min | 1 year ago

"michael bender" Discussed on 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast

"You know it's interesting any Some of US are still waiting for Bill Clinton to announce his reelection. In Ninety, sixty never announced that he was running for reelection was one of the funny sort of Weird Gags of that campaign. He always wanted to look like he was on top of it. He was working and all of that stuff in here. Of Donald Trump's been. Relaunching his reelection campaign five or six times so now knowing that that was a reboot. How does Tulsa look as a rebooted campaign kickoff event? Well this was such an unforced errors. hype it like this you know. Over crowd size at a rally doesn't really mean much except that they've made it mean everything they talked about Brad was talking about a million ticket requests. He was talking about building overflow stage they were. Really hyping this again, a fourth or fifth bite at the re launching a campaign apple. And then. It was also starting to me. How late in the game? They realized that this was off I was told. Or both both speak of this overflow stage. And only a few hours before those features were supposed to take place. Did they scrap that realizing they can't speak to an empty? Empty Room are empty outdoor space so it was. It was late that they realize this is way off. The number of people getting into the rally started trump started getting those reports on Air Force as fine to tell. So as a reboot, I mean in some ways it ways. It was a reboot that was. Indicative of where we are it shows that people are still really frightened of gathering in an indoor space with during the coronavirus something that. The campaign underestimated that fear. It showed. That any big question ahead of this was the staple of the trump political brand the mega rally. Does that still carry the power did when it was new, and it was shocking and it weighs. Something that you know Cable News. Carried all the time. In Two thousand sixteen has lost its power A little bit yes. The campaign miss this. It's supposed to be a vaunted data vacuuming shine so I don't buy that if they really were..

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"michael bender" Discussed on The Film Vault

The Film Vault

02:12 min | 2 years ago

"michael bender" Discussed on The Film Vault

"She's like I wasn't even enjoying that. This is a streaming on cinemax was good news of your cinemax subscriber. Grabber is also streaming on HOOPLA. Love me some flirting with disaster. Law is a good movie is it a bad movie is somewhere in between we'll never know very disappointing the counselor twenty thirteen. It's a terrible movie breath. It's there's some good parts to it. This is the only one of mine probably only one either are less worthy. Sexual deviance occurs offscreen in the counselor 2013 wrecked by Ridley Scott starring Michael Fast Bender the sexual deviance occurs offscreen but there is no less unsettling so brad pitt's character right. He's explaining the penalty for crossing the drug cartel Tomago Bass boundaries like well you you've crossed them so here's something that could happen. They'd like to make a video of of the after they've kidnapped something from that movie. The the catfish was the cafe. It's on the on the windshield of a car from the counselor yeah November cash. How do you remember the catfish Guy Fish? It was somebody Hammering D._a.'s and she was doing that move and then she spread suction cups herself yeah actual. That's a bit of a deviant sexual dentures. There's a lot of weird on their ladies on my list and I felt bad about it. Go opportunist okay well. Here's interesting well. Here's something that happens. That's upsetting. He explains Brad picks. Fast boundaries like well. You've crossed the drug cartel hotel so here's something that could happen. They like to kidnap someone who's close to you and make a home video where they behead that person and then after the person's head has been removed from their body and asked man comes into the room still on camera and makes love to the <hes> now headless corpse and they'll they'll send you that video so enjoy if that does happen to you smash cuts later in the movie when Michael Bender has crossed the drug cartel and is poor fiance played by Penelope Cruz <hes> does get kidnapped by the cartel and fast bender is he's really sweating right. He's really upset like even you say acting his ass off of this movie he's in.

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Jessica Chastain's 'Dark Phoenix' character explained

The Afternoon News with Kitty O'Neal

00:56 sec | 2 years ago

Jessica Chastain's 'Dark Phoenix' character explained

"Yeah. The whole dark Phoenix is an extended x men storyline in the marvel comics universe at centers around Jean grey, a female superhero with special powers, and this is called dark, Phoenix. Okay. And so this one is set in nineteen ninety two and mutants, Jennifer, Lawrence Alexander ship, and nNcholas, hold among others have been sent to space to rescue members aboard a damaged shuttle. And while there, gene played by game of thrones. Sophie Turner absorbs a cosmic force. It takes over a body and greatly enhances your superpowers, and so now the mutants include Michael bender wonder if saving gene is worth risking. All of mankind also in the mix is a villainous alien played by Sacramento's Jessica Chastain. She wants to control gene for her own reasons. But despite some of the choice actors the biggest problems is the story is cold and humorless. And it's supposed to be the final entry in the series. And I can't imagine it would end so weekly should have had a little bit more razzle dazzle. So it's just okay. I'm giving it to out of

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"michael bender" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW

TalkRadio 630 KHOW

10:58 min | 2 years ago

"michael bender" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW

"Worth of fives in that phone number. But give us a call enjoying the conversation. We're going to go right to the phones with Troy from Denver. Troy, you are on the Dan Catholic, George broccoli. We have been talking to Representative Leslie haired from Denver about the felon ising drug possession. What are your thoughts on it? I liked hearing that that interview. I I'm a former Aurora, and I've made you know, literally, hundreds of drug arrests in my time. And I think this is a worthy discussion because in the time that aqap spend with someone that they arrest on drug drug charge. You know, how long it takes to get them processed. It could be up to an hour or so and and in that time you often hear, hey, you know, I want to get off this. I want to do something better with my life. What can I do? What do I do that oftentimes as a cop? Well, I don't know other than to tell them, you know, tell every judge every attorney every jailer that you want help and see what happens but inevitably a month later, you'd be arresting him again for the same thing. I think it really is worthy of discussion because I do have a heart for for folks like that and the people that we're dealing with George aren't aren't people that have you'll a lot of support or the resources. To get help on their own. So. So you're right. You've been in the trenches and you've done this. So I think that we're all coming from the same place. Right. Like, these are not the same people. That's the -sarily as burglars in robbers and people who hurt other people, although this can start them on that path. No doubt about it. But we don't look at the same way. So I get that. But my concern is is the devil's always in the details. What we say is, hey, we have too many people in prison for possession of drugs. We really don't look and see how they got there. And you and I know sending someone to prison ain't easy. It takes a lot of effort to get somebody locked up. So my concern is all we've looked at is. How do we keep them out of the situation where they can go to prison, and we talk about resources, and I truly believe Representative haired wants to provide the resources, and we'll try to do it. But if you don't have that piece in place, I all we will have done is to have saved you time on the road because instead of felony paperwork, you can scratch out a summons, and these people are going to get into a turnstile here at the courthouse. And we're just going to be cutting them loose to go back to their addiction and back to the street. That's my concern. To that. I don't know. I don't trust. That'll be addressed properly in this Bill. But I believe the discussion is right to have, you know. And so I appreciate taking the call and thanks for all your hard work on a case that was very dear to my heart shooting. So thank you. Hey, Troy, thanks and watch that Seattle is dying my friend because I'm telling you, I did not watch it until it got sent to me by someone from state patrol, and I heard about it. But it's scary because you see Seattle, and you think oh my gosh Denver's on the doorstep, but watch that if you haven't had a chance to see it. It is on the call try. Appreciate hey, let's go to another caller that we have from boulder. Drug-free boulder. Colorado, Donny, you are on the Dan cap show. George Brock learn how are you? I'm living the dream my man, what what do you think about this conversation where have about defensing drug possession? For the for the possession thing had a felony charge back in eighty seven. That's why I was calling. Yeah. Yeah. And did it turn into a conviction or was it just a charge? And then they did something else. And would you end up lead into if you don't mind me asking to possession? And so was it. What was the bigger charge? They than they charge you for three three different AME for three different charges attempt to sell and manufacturing. Okay. Now. Those are bigger charges. Right. I mean, that's possession with intent and manufacturing. Those are much bigger charges. This Bill wouldn't touch that. But you ended up with a plea bargain to just treat possession. Possession was seven tenths of a gram. Where was the intent to distributed? They get it off of you handing it to someone else in exchange for something. No undercover deal. No, nothing like that. How'd they get the intent to distribute? What how did they get you with intent to distribute? Charge you with that even if they do position. So they they can drop to the charges. Get you for one guy. What jurisdiction if you don't mind me asking? And by sterling, Colorado. I know that's that's the northeast part of the state, and that's very conservative part of the state and in nineteen eighty seven I can imagine that that's a different world up there. Zero tolerance. So they can nail you for whatever, you know. And then give you the same amount of time or for the time for you got with a pound or two of the same sewn? And now, Donna let me ask you this before by the way, I I was in Colorado. I was a senior in high school at the time. So I wasn't in the criminal Justice system after tell you how the laws change. But let me ask you this. Did you get some kind of incarceration as a result of your plea? Six years what six years DC? Yeah. Oh my goodness. And where did they send you up in sterling or they send you someplace else? During that time. I went to canyon city for while. Then I went to a vista. I want to rifle how much of the six years did you serve? You know, you get one day. If you're good one day. A good time for each day. Serfs I served three years. Donny. I have to tell you that if this same crime to be committed here in my jurisdiction, which is arapahoe. Douglas, lilburn Lincoln swab got rural and they're kind of like Logan if that same amount that you're talking about there one we would've never charged with possession with intent, and I don't know where the manufacturing came from. But it is very likely and was that your first offense. Okay. Large charge. See my attorney told me same thing that you don't have to worry plead to this. Because. He was from Denver, Donny. Are you still a convicted felon as a result of this? Felonies rest of your life, right? Yeah. Buddy. Look, let me I'm not giving you legal advice. I'm just giving you advice as someone who knows a couple of things you should in my opinion, go to the governor's website. And there is a place on there for clemency in you should. And I don't know what you've done with your life, by the way, since then I'm presuming you've lived a good productive law-abiding life. If in the meantime, cabinet shop boulder, it's been successful Danni, my recommendation is you apply for a pardon. That's the only vehicle that exists right now in the law for you to get this thing out from under you'd be you're talking about a conviction from thirty plus years ago. You're completely reformed you've done this. I would make an application with the governor's office for a partner going to take that packet of information. You send them they're going to send it to the DA up in the thirteenth. Her name is Brittany Luton. She is a good person in a good prosecutor. She'll take a look at it and they'll make some decisions. But if what you're telling me is accurate, and that is it is under a gram of anything. If it was just a teeny tiny usable amount. I defense no intent to distribute. No, manufacturing, buddy. I'm telling you in this day and age you couldn't end up with the sentence. You had with unless you were using the drug in court during your sentencing that would probably be the only way to get some type of incarceration. By my lawyer. And I had a real good lawyer. I don't feel heard of Michael bender. Oh, Michael bender as in former now supreme court Justice Michael bender. Sweet goodness. He's a smart smart accomplished, man. I wish I knew more about that. Danny what I preach about. This is that we're getting a real world conversation here with someone who is in a different version of this law than what we're talking about now, and my guess is your life would be different if you had only had to face misdemeanor consequences, but let me be honest with you you got locked up for three years. You're never gonna get those years back that his life changing stuff. Do you think you would have remained drug free and sober had you not had that period of incarceration? But I don't know. I don't you know, you don't know. Don't know was the prison. What got you the sobriety? I think it helped straightened out for three years when I got out, you know, of course, right back to work, and what I've always done is construction and cabinet making stuff. So has that felony conviction? Limited you in any other way in your life where you've had to disclose ham convicted felon, and then they say, well, hey, we're not gonna obviously you can't possess a firearm or anything, but we're not gonna hire you not going write? You this space anything like that? Him directly. You know? I get you know, one customer to the next customer to their neighbor to their sister and just snowballed from that. Had a real good good run up boulders ghetto being in the construction industry. The only thing it does have felony on my record going hunting with my nephews and good luck. You know, you can't do that. We used to go every year. You know, look, Donnie, I respect the path you've been on. And the story that you've told you've been candid here to talk about this. This is real this is what is I think really caused. You've got Republicans and Democrats coming together on this Bill. I can tell you have my own concerns the prosecutor that aired here, but it's not something that should keep us from trying to figure out a way to move forward. So that we don't put someone else in a position where they're haunted for the rest of their lives by an addiction that they've gotten past. Donnie, I really encourage you to go pursue that clemency piece the pardon with the governor's office. And I'd love at some point when I'm back on the radio for Dan forever. Lets me back on to have a conversation about that. Can you do that for me? Don. Hey, Britney Britney Luton is the DA. You don't have to worry about reaching out to her. The governor's office will send her the packet. You send them and say, hey, what do you think? But that's the best vehicle to do that. And frankly, I think we ought to have a more robust approach to clemency by the governor's office. Anyway, but you know, it's politically unpopular because the concern here is Danni. They give you a pardon. And the next day you go out new murder family of five you know, what I mean? That's the political concern as everything is about. Oh my gosh. I took away this guy's villain. But but I think that's silly in about ninety nine point nine nine percent of the cases what I'd love to do. Donny is to use your phone call as a way to continue this conversation and have if you're a convicted felon out there, and you're willing to call and you can use some made up name donny's been created with us. But let's have you used the name Ross. If you're a convicted felon for some sort of drug charge, call up and use the name Ross, and we can have a conversation about how this thing is impacted you and what you think about this Bill. 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