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"michael mckinley" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Show. We did nine minutes during on. MSNBC this night the president is apparently taking his revenge. Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vincent who testified in the impeachment inquiry into into president trump was test. Excuse me was fired from his White House job and marched off the White House grounds today as was oddly. His twin brother who is also a National Security Council official but one who had absolutely nothing to do with the impeachment inquiry. He did apparently commit the crime. Crime of being born a few seconds after Alexander van men as his twin brother. Apparently that is enough. Within hours of Colonel Von men and his brother being marched off the White House grounds. There was word that Gordon sunlit the president's appointed ambassador to the EU was also fired. Sauna gave incredibly damaging testimony about the president's behavior during the impeachment inquiry as of tonight he has also suddenly been recalled from his post his lawyer Robert Ruskin confirming forming. NBC News Tonight. That Gordon Song was not just reassigned to some other job inside the government or within the State Department he was summarily fired. And we don't know if this is the full list tonight or if there are more long knives out for people who testified in the impeachment inquiry or are related to that scandal or literally are familiarly related to anyone who did so but despite what feels like a sort of historical parallel to Nixon and at the height of the Watergate impeachment crisis. I think it is not fair to say that this is a modern day. Saturday night massacre. The Saturday night massacre was the night in in October. One thousand nine hundred seventy three. When Nixon decided to order the firing of the Watergate special counsel the reason we remember that night low these forty years later? It's is not just because Nixon ordered the firing of Archibald Cox Watergate Special Prosecutor. We call it the Saturday night massacre because when Nixon ordered the firing of Archibald Cox out of anger and rage and frustration at the Watergate scandal when he ordered that firing there were resignations at the Justice Department Mitt from officials who felt that they couldn't in good conscience carry out that order Attorney General Elliot. Richardson resigned rather than carry out. Nixon's order to fire Archibald Cox when Attorney General Elliot. Richardson resigned. Then the deputy attorney general became the acting head of the Justice Department. His name was William Ruckus House. He too resigned. Resigned rather than carry out. The president's order to fire Archibald Cox so control the Justice Department then fell to the number three official at justice the Solicitor General Aluminium. Robert Bork. Only bork was willing to do it. And that's how Archibald Cox Scott fired. That's what it took. But those senior officials refusing to go along with what President Nixon was doing those officials standing up. And saying I will not do this. You will have my resignation instead. That's why we remember that night from back in one thousand nine hundred seventy from from that that night from the Watergate scandal. As the Saturday night massacre. That is not what is happening here because there is as yet no Elliot Richardson. In this story. There is no bill ruckus house and you know there. There have been protest resignations in the trump administration including leading over the handling of the Ukraine scandal in early October. A forty year veteran serving at the highest levels of the State Department. Michael McKinley resigned his position in part over the pressure that the trump administration was putting on Ukraine to try to get that government to help president trump in his reelection bid but also because of how Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the administration more probably really thrown to the wolves totally abandoned career nonpartisan Professional State Department personnel who had been caught up in the impeachment inquiry because of their jobs and who were therefore bearing the wrath of the president and the conservative media and the president's supporters because of it caracal. McKinley resigned in early October as the impeachment inquiry was getting underway into the Ukraine scandal. McKinley later testified behind closed. Doors in the investigation saying quote. The timing of my resignation was the result of two overriding concerns. What appears to be the utilization of our ambassadors overseas to advanced domestic political objectives and the failure in my view of the State Department to offer support to foreign service employees caught up in the impeachment richman inquiry on Ukraine? He said quote since I began my career in nineteen eighty two. I have served my country and every president loyally under current circumstances. Insist however I could no longer look the other way as colleagues were denied the professional support and respect that they deserve from us all and thus Michael McKinley resigned in protest of the administration and in protest of the actions of Secretary of State. Mike Pompeo specifically him abandoning State Department employees to the wolves as they were caught up in the impeachment investigation and not lifting a finger to protect them as they were targeted and their lives and careers. Were in some cases basically they destroyed by virtue of the fact that as part of their job responsibilities they had witnessed something relevant to the inquiry and they had responded and testified truthfully about it when called to do so and subpoenaed to do so. McKinley resigned and McKinley is not the only one. There have been other protest resignations agents of high level trump's appointees for various reasons defense secretary. James Mattis resigned in December. Two thousand eighteen when he felt that the president made an unconscionable all an irresponsible decision about Syria he was followed out the door. Soon thereafter by Brett mcgurk who was leading the effort against Isis in Iraq and Syria at at the time this past November. It was the Navy Secretary who resigned Richard Spencer. He resigned in protest. When president trump personally intervened interfered appeared in the military justice system to mess with some specific criminal cases that he wanted to try to turn to his political advantage Navy secretary? Richard Spencer's resignation. Nations statement was rip roaring. He said quote the rule of law is what sets us apart from our adversaries. Good Order and discipline is what has enabled our victory against foreign tyranny time and time again the constitution and the uniform code of military justice our shields that set us apart and beacons that protect us all. Unfortunately it's become apparent that in this respect I no longer share the same understanding with the commander in chief who appointed me in regards to the key principle of good order and discipline. I cannot in good conscience. It's obey an order that I believe violates the sacred oath I took in the presence of my family my flag and my faith to to support and defend the constitution of the United States. Richard Spencer resigned as secretary of the Navy on November twenty-fourth remarkably today. He became the first trump appointee to endorse one of president. Trump's opponents for the November election. We'll have more on that a little bit later on but there have been principal high level resignations from the trump administration. There have been a few because we know the president does not like to fire anyone directly. He likes to have other people do that for him. We can surmise based on that past practice that there are probably other people in the chain of command who were called upon on today and tonight to start firing the witnesses who testified against president trump gray so far. Whoever those people are they appear to be carrying out those orders and not resigning in protest? We haven't seen any resignations at least that we know of that's notable not only because history is sort of focused intently on our behavior as a country right now I truly believe but also because at least within the military when it comes to the specific case of Lieutenant Colonel Alexander van we have had some very pious assertions from the people who would would be in an Elliot. Richardson Bill Ruckus House kind of role in this firing. But of course they would never let this happen. Of course. They'd never let anything like what what happened tonight horse. They'd never let that happen in November when lieutenant colonel emerged as a witness in the impeachment inquiry you might remember that the army moved in prepared pared to move his family to a secret location. They developed a secret. Excuse me a special security detail for him and his family to keep them safe in the face of an incredible number of threats against him and his family after he was demonized by not just the White House but by the conservative media and and by the president's supporters in Congress and around the country at the time Defense Secretary Mark Esperer was asked about colonel during a gaggle with reporters quarters a reporter defense. One Markus Weise Gerber. Actually posted online the full transcript of that exchange and it is worth looking at tonight tonight of all all nights it is worth getting this re upped in the public record. You should see this. Here's the question to defense secretary. Marcus Burke Question Alexandrov inman is is in the news remember. This is from November. This is the time that Alexandrov inman is becoming national news right question. Alexandra Vigne is in the news. A lot of service members are going to be wondering is his career toast after testifying and should I take the risk of whistle blowing. What do you tell them? As the defense secretary answer from Defense Secretary Mark Asper the the Department of Defense has protections for whistleblowers they are guaranteed in law and he should not have any fear of retaliation. That is the department's position question. He meaning vitamin ANSWER. He an any other whistle blower. All right question are you going to reinforce that message periodically answer. I've already spoken to the secretary of the army about that question. What was the message to him? Answer no retaliation. That's law question. There's the law but there's also ways to screw somebody answer there's no retaliation it's that simple defense secretary mark asper in November personally guaranteeing guaranteeing that there would be no retaliation against Alexander Edmund for him testifying in the impeachment inquiry. No retaliation under the law in terms of him being criminally prosecuted or something but also no other way to In the reporters words quote. Screw him as revenge for him testifying and there's the guarantee no there's no retaliation it's not simple. He shouldn't have any fear of retaliation no retaliation that's the law so says Defense Secretary Mark Asper November shortly thereafter the top Democrat in the Senate Chuck Schumer wrote to Defense Secretary. Mark Asper asking in writing for him to confirm that Lieutenant Colonel Kinmen would be protected from any retaliation any revenge for his testimony. Schumer wrote to Defense Secretary Mark for November eighteenth. Took the Defense Department almost a full month to write him back when they did the letter. This time didn't come from defense. Secretary Mark Asper asper. It came from the Deputy Secretary of Defense. A man named David Norquist Jumper Grover Norquist. The antitax like longtime conservative activists. Guy Who famously said. He wanted to get government down to the size where you could drown in a bathtub. Grover norquist has a little brother. Whose name is David? Norquist who trump named named deputy secretary of Defense and. That's who sent this letter back to Chuck Schumer when Senator Schumer inquired as to whether or not the Defense Department would protect Colonel Vitamin from retaliation allegation for his impeachment inquiry testimony. Here's what David Norquist pledged in writing on Pentagon letterhead on December sixteenth quote. Dear Senator Schumer thank you for your letter to Secretary. Asper dated November eighteenth regarding recent testimony by Lieutenant. Colonel Alexander Vitamin and Deputy Assistant Secretary of defense lawyer Cooper. I'm replying on secretary experts behalf. Let me assure you. The Department will not tolerate any act of retaliation or reprisal against them further. We're committed to take whatever steps are necessary. Sorry to ensure the security of colonel and Ms Cooper we continue to monitor their security situation will make available any appropriate resources necessary to ensure their safety and that of their families. Lease again please. No we take responsibility to protect our people very seriously. I appreciate your continued support of the men and women of the Defense Department and we'll keep you apprised is D- of any developments as appropriate. Let me assure you that department will not tolerate any act of retaliation or reprisal against I. We will keep you apprised of any developments as appropriate no word as to whether or not David Norquist deputy secretary of defense in fact kept the Senate Democratic leader apprised apprised over the last twenty four hours when reports I started surfacing that president trump indeed was planning on taking revenge against Colonel Vincent for his testimony. Bloomberg news was first to report late last night that president trump might be seeking to take his revenge to retaliate against Colonel Madman for having been a witness defense. It's secretary expert was again asked about about this matter at a press conference today despite his his earlier assurances is earlier pious guarantee that he wouldn't allow any retaliation against inman whatsoever despite him saying that himself in November and the Deputy Secretary of defense saying that on his behalf in writing reading in December today. Defense Secretary of Marcus was not exactly a profile in courage when he was asked about that matter in light of Bloomberg News. report that Vin men might be in the president's crosshairs.
"michael mckinley" Discussed on WTH Podcast
"What the fuck are we at here? They they subscribing by the win drought rule. I don't know what is going on here. I have to see that one. That the the the White Guy White Guy the guy in the white shirt Kind of looks like it might be a photoshop delay whereas his His his wristwatches what. I'm looking at in that line. Going up it looks a little now. I think I think he says his hand in his pocket and I think he look he showed up for the rally did in the yellow shirt and then said hey blacks for trump. I'll take dasher all. Take that shirt. And we've seen the one at the bottom on the right before seeing that one or the black Republican above to the old. The old people episode. Drop saying that you know I. I was watching On Youtube by this weekend This guy who who changed his Race on his police department. Oh yes there was a an. He came in and he talked about Miami. Yeah Yeah he came in. He talked about the one drop rule. And that's why he was saying he was black. Yeah all right. Whatever works for and he was Jewish. Oh yeah he might. Sammy Davis junior black view through that in the end. Yeh tastic Speaking speaking of one drop. I'm watching Dexter again. Oh wife and I are watching Dexter again. It's really good however a stop watching after the fifth season. No we just finished season two and the thing that you see upon second viewing having seen it all. There's a couple of things. Some of the actors aren't very good particularly the one who plays DAB the other thing I've noticed in this in part of it is my wife was commenting about how she hates several of the female characters and I notice especially the first two seasons. They're pretty two dimensional both deb and and Lieutenant Laguerta and the other lieutenant that they bring in who. Laguerta seat spoiler alert sleeps with her boyfriend to make her crazy. These are all very two dimensional. These are all female characters. Written by dudes has like two ways that she acts. She's either crying. The best one. The best was and spoiler alert. She's not if you haven't seen dexter where he's making dinner thinking about how he's going to break into deb that he is the bay the Bay Harbor Butcher. Yeah and she. You have the multiple reactions from her in. There's there's the blubbering basically. They're all just these basic reactions. And but again dexter if you've watched it before I've only watched it the one time all the way through. It's really fun. It's is watching. Someone kills someone is going to be Just wanted to bring that briefly all right so this is the other thing that happened at this point a week ago but I found it interesting. Not a lot of people heard about it. So there's a reporter for NPR. Who was hawking to Mike Pompeo and this is how the exchange went me get that. Make sure it's right back people who worked for you in your department people who have resigned from this department under your leadership saying you should stand up. But I don't know I don't know who these unnamed sources are you preferring to. I can tell you this when source for senior adviser Michael Mckinley a career foreign service officer with four decades experienced who testified under oath that he resigned in part due to the failure of the State Department to offer support to Foreign Service. Employees caught up in the impeachment inquiry on your craft. I'm not gonNA comment on things that Mr Mckinley may have said. I'll say only this. I have defended every State Department official. We've built a great team. The team that works is amazing. Work around the world did Murray. Ivana defended every single person on this team. I've done what's right for every single person remarks were you have defended Maria von of settle. I'm going to say today. Thank you know. Now that's a contentious exchange is then after the interview a allegedly. Mike pompeo shouted at her for about the same amount of time as the interview lasted he asked you. Think Americans care about Ukraine? Used the F word in the sentence and in many others he then asked if she could find Ukraine on a map said yes. They call through his aides to bring him a map of the world with no writing no countries marked. She pointed to Ukraine. He put the map away and he said people will hear about this and then he turned and said he had things to do. Don't ever challenge somebody like that as the secretary of fucking state go good 'cause wondering where it will thanks we'll try to figure it out a secretary of state in a little pissy fit with NPR reporter who call them out and he didn't have an answer for the question. Your senior adviser said this. Did you see there? They've been removed also from The removed from the plane. That's not surprising at all and it wasn't even her. It was just a different. Npr reporter. Well yeah I mean that's again. That's that's kind of standard operating procedure for the administration to do something like that. But I thought it was. I thought it was kind of important. It's something that with all the impeachment news and all the other. There's a thousand things going on and it's a lot of them will fall to the wayside. I thought this was really interesting. That the secretary of state would be this sad in petty about an issue like this and try to someone who covers how do you. How are you not prepared for that question? They just they just live on bullshit and then they buffalo they buffalo their way through and go Albany and then then he'll the all fake news but that's what I'm saying like how you are you people will hear about this. Yeah they will Mike. Oh so you okay. Well we're going to put it out there so people can hear it. I chill mouth by the way speaking of hearing so I- Leslie and I went to Walnut Creek a week ago and Walnut Creek Nice downtown. So we're going to the press. Oh booty get more than espresso pods. That was our purpose for going and they have in downtown Walnut Creek and actual Amazon Bookstore So we went into Amazon. I've lost where my brain is going with. This story says really sad. You don't even smoke marijuana. I don't I don't know lost my place that plays into you WANNA create. Yeah Now. Let's take a deep breath. It might bring it back to hold on. Oh okay got it got it. I had to do the trump thing because it's about trump so when I bought the stuff that I bought the Amazon Bookstore so I bought a new camera for the office and I bought Bought a A charging cable in an Amazon Echo. Show they said. Hey you get a free month membership to audible No so my wife's already a member of audible and they said well if you're already a member and I'm on her membership You get two extra books so I said you know what came out very stable genius and I have sorted listening to a very stable genius which is about Donald Trump and it's not a tongue-in-cheek title to make fun of him. It is how he is referred to himself on not one not two not three but four different occasions this four different occasions and they go through. Its three years of reporting on the Book and interviews with top aides in people on the inside in fact at one point trump even said he would sit down for an interview. Didn't end up doing it. I should you the book Jason so you can catch up with us not already the same as are you listening okay. So I'm not that far into it. Seventeen hours of listening. I'm only like an hour in ten minutes and it's so so you've made it through the part of how they hired. Mike pompeo yeah okay. Mike Pompeo was hired because he looked like somebody. Who would be doing that job? Yeah that trump hires people based upon like a casting call. Oh this person looks like they would do this. This person looks like do that. Mike Pompeo Secretary of state arguably the second most important job in the administration. How many interviews do you think Mike Pompeo had negative one? He had one interview one interview. Who told him to hire? Was it? Steve Miller something those One of the generals really. Yeah so anyway. It's it's an interesting. Listen because it's very fact based in going through. It's really not it's not Dramatic or but it's going to be very interesting. I saw interviews with the two reporters who worked on it. And Yeah you anything is you. Don't have to dramatically is it? It's just it's crazy dude. It's it's been interesting so anyway I just wanted. That was the aside so very stable genius. And that's how you know the poor the reporting on him has been correct. Doubt it very. I don't doubt it one bit so is not small town news but it is happening in Vermont and it's very interesting. Those distinctive green license plates are part of Mont identity. Most pleats or whatever we get at the DMV okay so the first shot you just saw the backs of the cars and licensed place that you saw were covered with road salt so they didn't look green at all just FYI. I some shitty editing but some are custom and bill proposed at the State House could give drivers the option to add even more personality to their plates and then going to be neat to see the legislation calls for a new place to be made that would allow one of six emojis to be added on with numbers or letters. It's unclear what the new plates would look like what Emoji would be allowed or what the design would look like but this mockup by NBC. Five maybe a glimpse of what we could see on the green mountains roadways. If you were to have the option to do in a more junior license plate that Emoji implant probably a heart and raimo would probably be an angry face in Kisii. Smile face with hearts kisses all over but some residents believe it could be dangerous. It's like using your cellphone while driving. Everybody would be distracted looking for the emojis on license. Plates others are different attitude. I would say it's good. I would say it's bad. It's not hurting anybody in a few arm. Or not you can already customize it. I mean it's just another thing to add to. It really is long as they're appropriate. I'm all for it. In Springfield Malaitan. Nbc Five.
"michael mckinley" Discussed on 10 10 WINS
"Campaign finance violations says the tape shows partisan trump discussing of an overture in April twenty eighteen dinner when is the best there was just a little over from the administration or the M. S. we walk around telling everybody waiting he's gonna get impeached just wait I need after that Mr trump demands get rid of her get her out tomorrow take her out your one of which was fired a year later the White House as every president has the right to hire people who support his agenda meanwhile secretary of state Mike Pompeii drawing a lot of attention for going off on NPR host after she questioned him sharply on Ukraine and his treatment of the of an overage Mary Louise Kelly Preston about that I just want to give you another opportunity to answer this because as you know people who work for you in your department people who have resigned from this department under your leadership saying you should stand up for the day I don't know who these unnamed sources are you referring to I can tell you this when I was or not I know I'm source and I just adviser Michael McKinley Ave alternately said he defended every person on his team but could name a time he defended you of a note of it all of this is Democrats wrap up their opening arguments in the impeachment trial the president's lawyers get ready to make their case that begins at ten A. M. today Mr trump's defense team expected to begin speaking this morning stay with ten ten wins and ten ten wins dot com for full coverage news time nine thirty one traffic and transit now with bill Cowher saw fill up with the rain start to come down and things start to get every for your first up gonna be over in the Grand Central or everything is still close westbound side heading in towards a little and neck parkway due to an accident investigation you've been hearing about right here on ten ten wins more info to come so stay tuned I stick with the L. I. E. instead of the L. I. easy in a little company for you as you go by the clear view and then again as you have been towards the Grand Central parkway you're going to be bumper to bumper as well right now if you're traveling over a in a Brooklyn coming off the belt parkway on to the inbound call one is and the goal one is will be heavy right on up in towards the Brooklyn battery tunnel all volume no major incidents to report we are dealing with a couple of problems in New Jersey first over on one and I buy Communipaw.
Giuliani associate Lev Parnas agrees to cooperate with House impeachment probe
"Day. One Thousand Nineteen eighteen of the trump administration and as the president takes his fight against impeachment as he did tonight to Lexington Kentucky Democrats feel they are gaining and building ending their case against him. Just tonight Lev Parnasse. One of those two Rudy Giuliani associates and the effort to have Ukraine help trump investigators. Rivals also has agreed to give documents and testimony to Congress Arnesen was picked up while apparently trying to flee. The country has already been indicted on campaign finance charges and and refuse to comply with investigators. Initially last month. He and the other Guy Ebor fruman were also involved in the effort to oust one time. US US ambassador to Ukraine Maria Villanova who trump recalled back in May and that brings a big move from the house. Democrats to the four today today this morning. They went public with the impeachment inquiry releasing the first transcripts from witnesses who Baha behind closed doors gave depositions. Opposition's remember these other depositions that were being taken in private the same proceedings the Republicans wanted to disrupt a week ago. Oh demanding transparency. Well we got some of that transparency today nearly five hundred pages of testimony from the former former ambassador and a top aide to the secretary of state. Mike pompeo former ambassador Michael McKinley. They are now no longer secret. House Intelligence Committee Committee Chair Adam. Schiff described the essence of what the witnesses said. The apparatus of the State Department itself was being used to seek political information for a political purpose by the President United States and others. It's actually gripping reading as our former ambassador. Yeah Oven ovatch test to find. She learned of plans to get rid of her from quote people in the Ukrainian in government. WHO said the former prosecutor general was in communication with Mayor Giuliani and they had plans and that they were they were going to? Do you know do things things including to me she added. They told me I was. I really needed to watch my back. She also testified that when she asked former trump trump donor turned. EU Ambassador. Gordon Sunlen for advice on how to handle the attacks against her from Giuliani and trump allies. He quote said you know you need to go bigger go home you need to. You know tweet out there that you support. The President says a former foreign service official eventually called her at one in the morning to warn her quote. There was a lot of concern for me that I needed to be on the next plane home to Washington. She said I don't know. But this is about your security. You need to come home immediately late today. The president was asked what he knew about former ambassador. Graf Center which was the target of a smear campaign by the transcript descript. The president of Ukraine was not a fan of hers. Either I mean he did not exactly say slowing things. I'm sure she's a very fine woman I I just don't know much about her. Sorry for the multiple pronunciations yet on that July. Twenty fifth phone call with Ukraine's president trump said about the John Bassett or quote the former ambassador from the United States. The woman was bad news today. Four witnesses subpoenaed by House Democrats kratz including John Eisenberg. He's the lawyer to whom several White House officials reported their concerns about that Ukraine phone call all skipped their closed-door depositions sessions didn't show up. NBC News has learned that most of the witnesses scheduled to testify.
"michael mckinley" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"The transcripts now released from the closed door hearings on the impeachment in Korea are providing context to the testimony of one US ambassador went to Kenyon reports a transcript spell out the testimony of former U. S. ambassador to Ukraine Maria von of itch and Michael McKinley a former top aide to secretary of state my palm pale Adam Schiff the chairman of the house intelligence committee says the transcript from a bass are you fond of it is very telling you will see in a master of on a vicious testimony what a dedicated public servant she is the transcript of Michael McKinley shows he resigned from his post at the state department just days before his testimony it largely to protest the unwillingness of department brass to go to bat for senior diplomats in the face of pressure from the White House Linda Kenyan Washington Maryland one man is dead fatally stabbed overnight outside of a Popeye's restaurant in a fight over the recently re released chicken sandwich victim and another man reportedly were waiting in line Monday night when one of the men accused the other of cutting in front of him a fight broke out police are hunting for the suspect a federal appeals court New York says president trump's tax returns can be turned over to state criminal investigators appeals panel ruled that president trump's longtime accounting firm masers USA must comply with a subpoena from the Manhattan D. A. and hand over eight years of tax returns one of trump's attorneys argued that a sitting president is immune from criminal investigations prompting one judge to ask what if he shot someone on Fifth Avenue this is not a permanent immunity.
"michael mckinley" Discussed on WJR 760
"Seven sixty WJAR we're Detroit comes to talk records released election day finally Francis house Democrats have released the first transcripts from their closed door hearings in the impeachment inquiry when the canyon reports the transcript spell out the testimony of former US ambassador to Ukraine Maria von of itch and Michael McKinley a former top aide to secretary of state my palm pale Adam Schiff the chairman of the house intelligence committee says the transcript from a bass are you fond of itch is very telling you will see in a master of on a vicious testimony what a dedicated public servant she is the transcript of Michael McKinley shows he resigned from his post at the state department just days before his testimony largely to protest the unwillingness of department brass to go to bat for senior diplomats in the face of pressure from the White House Linda Kenya Washington a federal appeals court in New York says president trump's tax returns can be turned over to state criminal investigators ruling by the second US circuit court of appeals sets the stage for the case the head to the Supreme Court latest development in the ongoing fight over Mr trump's financial records voters in four states will cast ballots today more from bill Michaels voters go to the polls today elections that Democrats and Republicans will use as a snapshot of the national mood amid impeachment proceedings in Washington at a crowded democratic presidential primary president trump took to the campaign trail in Mississippi and Kentucky in the hopes of staving off democratic upsets in gubernatorial races tomorrow the people of Kentucky will head to the polls are you will vote to reelect you're terrific Republican governor of Virginia Democrats are hoping to take control of the state legislature well we'll just leave of seats are also on the ballot in New Jersey bill Michaels Washington BMB is agreed to provide Hawaii with records of many of its online host says the state tries to track down vacation rental.
House releases transcripts from key witnesses in Trump impeachment inquiry
"We are now starting to see the actual testimony from the depositions in the impeachment inquiry so far the transcripts and they are as damning as expected for the president and and his allies now Republicans wine for weeks and weeks of the fact that depositions were being held behind closed doors despite the fact that many of them were actually attending those very same hearing the president tried to get out ahead of the release of the word for word transcripts today by saying they would be faked and Republicans should release their own indicating indicating that he was clearly not happy with what was about to come out well today we got the first two transcripts from forward top State Department official Michael Mckinley and crucially former US ambassador bastard Ukraine Marie Ivanovich we already know a lot about what McKinley testified about including that he said he resigned his post in part because of quote the failure of the State Department urban to offer support to foreign service employees caught up impeachment inquiry McKinley who was senior advisor Secretary State Mike Pompeo also testified again under growth in this deposition that he told not pompeii about his concerns multiple times before he resigned which makes what pump said last month so much more interesting listen listen to the way the pompeo gives himself absolutely no wiggle room on this question Mike McKinley third me well for a year and a half I chose him my head people tell me he was a great foreign service officer in fact he served America wonderfully for thirty seven years he had in fact had the office that was just just behind mine had a door that he could walk in any time and say whatever he wanted you know from the time that embassador yvonna bitch departed Ukraine until the time that he came to tell me that he was departing harding I never heard him say a single thing about his concerns with respect to the decision you never ask not once not once George did ambassador McKinley say something it to me during that entire time period that's interesting so maybe set it outside that time period or maybe McKinley is lying or maybe pompeo's lying the story though that has has told these depositions of of someone who was in the way of the corrupt quid pro quo abuse of office the President Rudy Giuliani were running to try and squeeze Ukraine to manufacture a dirt the president's political rival particularly in that of the ousted US ambassador Devante vish Ukraine whose career was a casualty of that scheme she testified that she learned from and Ukrainian officials that Rudy Giuliani plan to target her Ivanovich was asked what she thought President trump meant when he said on the phone call with Ukrainian president that she was quote going wing to go through some things Ivanovich said I didn't know what it meant I was very concerned I still am. She testified that a concern senior Ukrainian official told Oldie quote told me I really needed to watch my back former ambassador also told Congress the same Ukrainian official wonder about quote to individuals from Florida Mr Parnasse and Mr Freeman who were working with Mayor Giuliani they were interested in having a different ambassador to the post because they wanted to have business dealings in Ukraine or additional additional business dealings I didn't understand that because nobody the embassy had ever met these two individuals now the president gets to appoint ambassadors and he gets to recall them but in the case of Ambassador Basser Uganda Bitch let's remember her position and removal are also at the center of a criminal case that's currently being brought by the US attorney in the Southern District of New York doc against two men who are associates the president's personal were John Juliani reportedly paid Guiliani at least half a million dollars who hung out Yankee Games among other places with with Rudy who got prime seats at a twenty thousand trump rally and who represented themselves to Congress in an official letter as members of the president's legal team and and let's remember that part of the charges against these two men love Parnasse and eager fruman is that they were giving donations to a member of Congress as part of this sprawling effort to get rid of ambassador of rich so that they could corruptly install from the associates to promote their business interests in Ukraine Ivanovich was standing being in the way of making Ukraine more corrupt on behalf of president trump and Rudy Giuliani and I should tell you we just learned tonight that one of these guys parnasse seems to be ready to cooperate with congressional investigators Reuters reports Parnasse is prepared to comply with requests for records and testimony from congressional impeachment investigators PARNASSUS lawyer has confirmed that that me see news joining me now from Warren What we learned today so he told me legal reporter for Buzzfeed News and Tasha Berkshire National Security correspondent political NS NBC contributor. Natasha let me start with you on the Parnasse news his old lawyer had been the president's old lawyer John Dowd who'd written a letter being like he's part of the team and he's not going to show up and do anything he's now jumped don't John Doubt and now he's GonNa cooperate is that what's happening. Yeah Chris I mean it certainly seems seems like Parnasse is angry he's angry that the president has said that he doesn't know who he is he feels like the president has completely mischaracterized their relationship and you have to be inclined to believe a bit because there are so many photos of them together over the last two or so years a political events at gallows at fundraisers Parnis and firmin were everywhere and they surrounded the president at many pivotal moments so what we're seeing now is they've opened the door to cooperation with the congressional committees that doesn't necessarily Sara Lee mean of course that it's going to happen because a lot of the documents at the Congressional committees want are in the hands of the FBI which of course rated partisan ferments belongings as part of their indictment it also is remains to be seen whether or not their lawyers are even going to his learned this case has even going to let him testify because he's in the middle of a criminal probe but this does indicate at least a shift for now in how he perceives the president and trump really hasn't learned this lesson that you know when these people are are under scrutiny and he continues to criticize them his former allies and says I don't know them well they usually have receipts Zoe what did we learn today in the Ivanovich Ivanovic testimony in terms of the nexus between this sort of strange plot that was hatched by nuts room in for variety of reasons perhaps APPs personal business reasons as well as Ingraham themselves the president and the president and Rudy Giuliani's attempt to squeeze Ukraine government for for dirt on their political what we saw was perspective from yet another witness in the impeachment inquiry sort of explaining how they learned that there was this other her channel between the White House and Ukraine that was unofficial not sanctioned involved a cohort of non-government officials in this case Rudy Rudy Giuliani left parnasse eager freeman who for months had been traveling around trying to set up connections and Ukraine in an effort to dig up dirt on Joe Biden trying to discredit the Mueller investigation but all while making entrees into very official circles in Ukraine to the dismay dismay of the career civil servants who you know whose job it was to establish those formal channels between the administration and these foreign government entities and what we heard what we saw in the transcript was the former ambassador Marie Ivanovich saying you know learning about this back channel and being perplexed and concerned -cerned by it but not really seeing away out and being told that if she wanted to keep her job she needed to ingratiate herself with the president and not make waves about this both the one in one point she testified she was told to tweet US support for the president. I mean what what's fascinating here and attach you had these sort of comparative means of of of conducting yourself Marie Ivanovich the lifelong foreign service officer who's there who's trying to like steer American policy and then the Parnassus Fruman and Giuliani's of the world old who are wheeling and dealing and taking meetings and doing God knows what God knows who's behest and those are the people president is listening to and who had the imprimature of the entire hire American state behind them exactly Chris and Marie Ivanovich testified that this wasn't something that the State Department could just ignore they felt really hamstrung owned by the fact that this dual foreign policy track was taking place and at one point she said the Ukrainians didn't know who to talk to didn't know whether we represented US policy whether they should be listening to Giuliani and Parnasse Freeman and the rug really felt like it was being pulled out from beneath us we have to remember also that this is a very sensitive moment what what has been a very sensitive moment in Ukraine for the last five years since the Russians invaded eastern Ukraine and at this moment there trying to negotiate peace in the east with the russian-backed separatists separatist so for the aid to be withheld at this sensitive time was extremely troubling to the Crohn's and on top of that they didn't even know who the interlocutors were are there was supposed to be communicating with fast forward to mushy Ivanovich getting removed recalled from Ukraine someone that they really trusted now they have no choice really okay but to try to negotiate with the president and the best way that they can which is Zilenski you saw on that phone call kind of saying to the President Yes we'll investigate ah yes we'll do what you want essentially to try to appease him because again Ukraine faces an existential threat to its east and they are trying to navigate that right now the best way they can we're also getting a lot more back story on the origins of this I think deranged saying conspiracy theories about Ukrainian involvement in the two thousand sixteen election the idea that actually the DNC hack was a Ukrainian op that they conspired to frame Russia for it doesn't actually make sense when you sort of square it up but this this article near that Manafort was actually spreading that back in twenty sixteen it's been germinating and sold to the president time and time again what do we know about uh-huh so over the weekend buzz feed at CNN received a new cash of documents from the Justice Department then it was as hundreds of pages of records of notes that were taken during the investigation and in one seer set of notes from Rick Gates who had been the deputy campaign manager Paul Manafort's right hand man Rick Gates told investigators that basically as soon as news broke in two thousand sixteen the DNC had been hacked that wikileaks had these messages and they were going to release them. Paul Manafort was immediately saying it wasn't Russia it was Ukraine and Michael Flynn who was at the time a senior advisor to the campaign later became trump's short-lived first national security adviser also was immediately saying adamantly it wasn't Russia it wasn't Russia look at Ukraine so we had at the time three years ago to senior officials in the trump campaign trying to you direct the narrative away from Russia towards Ukraine it raises all sorts of questions of who they were talking to us who's ear they had and it's the theory that it has really persisted notwithstanding the findings of the US intelligence community that it was Russia that orchestrated the hack of the DNC that was
"michael mckinley" Discussed on News Radio 810 WGY
"Shows so it's time for your impeachment geared towards you die to update well as even talking about all along Democrats have some real trouble with twenty twenty and that means they must must focus in on impeachment because if they don't in the trump and do so I'm a credible basis I got a real problem on their hands in if they don't teach from and it's on the basis of basically partisan hack break it's gonna backfire on them the latest is that the house impeachment investigators began moving witness testimony into the open for the first time on Monday according to The New York Times the release of transcripts of private questioning taken last month with a former US ambassador to Ukraine and top diplomat who by secretary of state might come pale the ambassador Mary L. Ivanovic told Democrats and Republicans during her deposition last month she believed she was the victim of a conservative smear campaign that sought incorrectly to portray her as his loyal to president trump and prompted him to remove her the transcript shows you also detailed what she knew of times by trump's private where Giuliani and its allies to work with the former Ukrainian prosecutor general to do things including to make the top diplomat meanwhile Michael McKinley describes investigators how he pressed a top state department officials to publicly support miss you on edge as she was dragged through the news according to the transcript McKinley spoke directly with Palmdale and other senior officials this fall that issuing a public statement about Ivanovic's professionalism was eventually told by department rep they did not want to draw undue attention to Ivanovic the house of course has already voted on a resolution to direct the house intelligence for there's an oversight reform committees to release transcripts unnecessary redactions those transcripts on the process of being released the Democrats are hoping that this will all drive support for the impeachment moves right now about half of Americans supported teaching from which is not a shock I mean his again approval ratings are in the low forties a bass according to fox news forty nine percent say that they would be in favor of impeachment removing tribe as opposed to fifty one percent in early October so not much has changed very much most voters believe the truck ask you crane to prop his rival sixty percent say that they held a military aid is pressure to get we wanted fifty two percent and then they only forty nine percent favor impeaching him for doing so that's before Republicans actually make the case that trumps quid pro quo here was actually not illegal meeting the trouble all along the line here he's been making a non credible claim which is that he didn't perform a quid pro quo early on it appeared a lot more credible right because the reports that I reported on that Ukraine did you know the military it was being withheld any came out it was all about the president meeting with someone ski and that the crane is actually we're aware by early August what exactly was going on all that transvestites always and forever here is that yes this was a quid pro quo but was not a quid pro quo to get Joe Biden was a quid pro quo to fight what he perceived as Ukrainian corruption up to including Bridgman right because that is how from things with a from things that he has a note card of thoughts on topics did you say to him things like Hillary server what you'll get back is he emails Russia Ukraine had struck it's just a bunch of thought and you say to him Ukrainian corruption the first anything's is twenty sixteen with with Hillary Clinton had straight prisoner is a bunch of stuff in there it's been fostered by people like Rudy Giuliani feeding him bad information those that apparently Rudy Giuliani that's unimpeachable it maybe bad judgment but is not impeachable it's actually from doing what he thinks is in the interest of the American people it's just that he's doing so on the basis of that information and that is trump actual case Republicans increasingly are making that case as they should and they're also making the case which they also should which the Democrats are overshooting mark here and they're making a case for a level of intended that does not actually exist right here and that they're trying to portray the president in a light that is just not accurate like James Clyburn for example representative Cliburn Democrat he said over the weekend that people think from committed treason if you actually believe that most Americans are going to go along with trump is a traitor to the United States that's that's over selling right and that's an overzealous Cliburn what I'm saying is there seems to be an indication that something was going on here they should be high crimes and misdemeanors taking place there might even be bribery taken place and we will get to the bottom of this and then we would be able to make a determination at that time well not this something happen that was treasonous I've talked to a lot of people since I've been home who believe that these treasonous on the part of this rather that they certainly believe some crimes have been committed okay well I'm sure that that's what his people are telling him that he is a democratic representative in a democratic district by the same token it's a mistake for trump to do what trump is been doing which is to say no quiproquo over and over because again that's pretty good evidence that was a quid pro quo the question is whether the quid pro quo was corrupt you can see the administration beginning to waver on this as as they should and they should go to the final defense here and then just push on it here's Chris Wallace interviewing kellyanne Conway they said like is one from the definition of a quid pro quo the question is whether it's a bad would broke well let's look at the case because over the last two weeks Fiona hill and William Taylor and lieutenant colonel Alexander Veneman all of them top foreign policy officials for this president have all testified about repeated instances where they saw that support for Ukraine was dependent on Ukraine investigating the bargains isn't that the definition of a quid pro quo the fact is it the queen has a danger using that aid as we sit here under president Obama they got pillows and blankets we've given aid that's important to know they had which is a good way the aid was withheld until cranium rises as he has no idea the aid was and how he quote felt no pressure okay so Connelly's point which is Ukrainians in feel pressure that's true but it's not but the fact is that you know the the best line of defense here is the one that I have provided with regard to trump and in the second line of defense which is a simultaneous line of defense minister two pronged strategy if you're from steam is that this is a partisan witch hunts which it kind of this I mean we just did two years a molar I mean we just it like they're legit questions to be asked about Ukraine I trust Adam Schiff to ask those questions absolutely not it Kevin McCarthy house minority leader said this over the weekend so like why in the world I would pretend that AM shift as an impartial arbiter of the truth here who is it that you want to state that was the question asked well what I think the very first person we should bring Adam Schiff in his staff he is the only individual in American public hearing who knows you want high Shelley is Jen and I think I'll just credit yes I would because he's the only person who knows who this whistle blower ads he refers to himself as a Ken Starr can start testified how many times did you meet with the whistle blower what did he talk to the whistle blower about I mean these are legit questions and and go shift is legitimately under review and he should be the general question the reports it was coordinating with the whistle blower to sort of change the story may be ready as were the speculation which is also why trump is saying like what's your from whistleblower what's the deal here is pretty hears from saying why is it that the whistle blower was most important person in America for a full month now you're saying we can't even talk about who he is our.
Yovanovitch testimony alleges back-door efforts by Trump for Ukraine information
"Same page when investigators have released some transcripts of closed door testimony including from a former diplomat who was abruptly shown the door last summer corresponded merry Bruce former Ukrainian ambassador Maria von of its describing a shadow campaign to oust her and led by the president's personal attorney Rudy guiliani she says Ukrainian officials told her guiliani and his associates had plans and that they were going to you know do things including to me adding one Ukrainian official told me I really needed it to watch my back president trump was asked about I really don't know but if you look at the transcript the president of Ukraine was not a fan of hers either I mean he did not exactly say blowing things another transcript released involved the testimony of Michael McKinley who was a top adviser to secretary of state might palm pale the Kelly testified that he told Pompeii on three occasions he was concerned that the US was not doing enough to support them ambassador your bondage okay was asked about it last month during an appearance on ABC's this week I never heard him say a single thing about his concerns with respect to the city you were never asked not not once George did ambassador McKinley say something to me during that entire time period
"michael mckinley" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Impeachment geared towards he died too often well as even talking about also along Democrats have some real trouble with twenty twenty and that means they must must focus in on impeachment because if they don't in the trunk and you sell a credible basis they got a real problem on their hands in if they do one piece from and it's on the basis of basically partisan hack break it's gonna backfire on them the latest is that the house impeachment investigators began moving witness testimony is the open for the first time on Monday according to The New York Times the release of transcripts of private questioning taken last month but the former US ambassador to Ukraine and a top diplomat who advise secretary of state my palm pale the ambassador Mary L. Ivanovic told Democrats and Republicans during her deposition last month she believed she was the victim of a conservative smear campaign that saw incorrectly to portray her as his loyal to president trump and prompted him to remove her the transcript shows she also detailed what she knew of times by trump's private lawyer Giuliani and his allies to work with the former Ukrainian prosecutor general to do things including debate the top diplomat meanwhile Michael McKinley describes investigators how he pressed a top state department officials to publicly support Mr bondage and she was dragged through the news according to the transcript McKinley spoke directly with palm pale and other senior officials this fall that issue in a public statement about Ivanovic's professionalism was eventually told my department rap they did not want to draw undue attention to Ivanovic the house of course has already voted on a resolution to direct the house intelligence foreign affairs an oversight reform committees to release transcripts of necessary redactions those transcripts are the process of being released so Democrats are hoping that this will all drive support for the impeachment moves right now about half of Americans support impeaching from which is not a shock I mean his again approval ratings are in the low forties of bass according to fox news forty nine percent say that they would be in favor of impeaching removing from as opposed to fifty one percent in early October so not much has changed very much most voters believe the trump asked Ukraine to probe his rival sixty percent say that they held a military aid is pressure to get we wanted fifty two percent and then they only forty nine percent favor impeaching him for doing so and that's before Republicans actually make the case that trumps quid pro quo here was actually not illegal meeting that trump all along the line here he's been making a non credible claim which is that he didn't perform a quid pro quo it early on it appeared a lot more credible right because the reports that I reported on that Ukraine to give you know the military aid was being withheld any came out it was all about the president meeting with someone ski and that the crane is actually we're aware by early August what exactly was going on all that transvestite always and forever here is that yes this was a quid pro quo but it was not a quid pro quo to get Joe Biden was a quid pro quo to fight what he perceived as Ukrainian corruption of two including Bridgman right because that is how from thanks whether from things that he has a note card of thoughts on topics is if you say to him things like Hillary server what you'll get back is he demands Russia Ukraine had struck it's just a bunch of thought and you say to him Ukrainian corruption the first thing you things is twenty sixteen recovery couldn't penetrate prisoner Mr bunch of stuff in there it's been fostered by people like Rudy Giuliani feeding him bad information those but apparently Rudy Giuliani that's unimpeachable it maybe bad judgment but is not impeachable essentially from doing what he thinks is in the interest of the American people it's just that he's doing so on the basis of that information and that is trump actual case Republicans increasingly are making that case as they should and they're also making the case which they also should which the Democrats are overshooting the mark here and they are making a case for a level of intended that does not actually exist right here and that they're trying to portray the president in a light that is just not accurate like James Clyburn for example representative Cliburn Democrat he said over the weekend that people think from committed treason if you actually believe that most Americans are going to go along with trump is a traitor to the United States that's that's over selling right now that is an oversell his clever what I'm saying is there seems to be an indication that something was going on here they should be high crimes and misdemeanors taking place there might even be bribery taken place and we will get to the bottom of this and then we would be able to make a determination at that time well not that something happened that was trees in this I've talked to a lot of people since I've been home who believe that these trees in this on the part of this president they certainly believe some crimes have been committed okay well I'm sure that that's what his people are telling him that he is a democratic representative in a democratic district by the same token it's a mistake for trump to do what trump has been doing which is to say no quiproquo over and over because again is pretty good evidence that was a quid pro quo the question is whether the quid pro quo was corrupt you can see the administration beginning to waver on this as as they should and they should go to the final defense here and they just push on it here's Chris Wallace interviewing kellyanne Conway is it like is one from the definition of a quid pro quo the question is whether it's a bad quiproquo let's look at the case because over the last two weeks Fiona hail and William Taylor and lieutenant colonel Alexander been men all of them top foreign policy officials for this president have all testified about repeated instances where they saw that support for Ukraine was dependent on Ukraine investigating the bargains isn't that the definition of a quid pro quo the press and in fact is it a crane has IT and they're using that aid as we sit here under president Obama they got pillows and blankets we've even an eight because that's important but no they had which is it is the aid was withheld until cranium rises as he has no idea it was and how he quote felt no pressure okay so Conway's point which is Ukrainians in feel pressure maybe that's true maybe it's not but the fact is that you know the the best line of defense here is the one that I have provided with regard to trump and in the second line of defense which is a simultaneous line of defense minister two pronged strategy if you're from St is that this is a partisan witch hunts which it kind of this I mean we just did two years of our I mean we just it like they're legit questions to be asked about Ukraine I trust Adam shift to ask those questions absolutely not it Kevin McCarthy house minority leader said this over the weekend so like why in the world are we pretending that AM shift as an impartial arbiter of the truth here who is it that you want to state that was the question asked well why I think the very first person we should bring Adam Schiff in his staff he is the only individual in American public hearing who knows you want high sure well if you just kidding yes I would because he's the only person who knows who this whistleblower S. he refers to himself as a Ken Starr can start testified how many times did you meet with the whistle blower what did he talk to the whistle blower about I mean these are legit questions and and it got you shift is legitimately under review and he should be the general question the reports that he was coordinating with the whistle blower to sort of change the story may be ready as were the speculation which is also why trump is saying like what's your from was a blur what's the deal here is pretty good hears from saying why is that the whistle blower was most important person in America for a full month and now you're saying we can't even talk about who is our because the whistle blower I won't go that far but when I read it I probably will what is that clip twenty second click on the convert from the eighteen seconds in the course of the I wouldn't say necessarily the was a blur stories of pride but maybe if I look at it I take pride all right you got me it's Bradley but the broader case which the Democrats have been motivated to get rid of them forever is obviously true we'll get to the media again overplaying their hand here because instead of them just saying like let's wait for the data cut to come out right let's let's do a full bipartisan investigation the media instead of like Adam Schiff is the greatest man ever to walk the earth that's not your defense guys that's not the way should be pushing us I get to that in just one second first what kind of wireless earbuds are you using today I mean maybe not even using wireless here but maybe you're using your phones Marty McFly in nineteen eighty five or maybe using the earbuds that have the wires in the stems attached to the one you put your pocket and all tangled every time you put them back in your phone it takes you half an hour to untangle of what you really should have is a great pair of wireless earphones and you should really be using ray cons age one hundred one at the age one hundred headphones from Raycom deliver great audio access across all genres top sound quality on every high low in bass heavy note there was a noise canceling so they're perfect when you need to focus 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House Democrats Release Transcripts of Yovanovitch, McKinley Impeachment Testimony
"Earlier today house Democrats began releasing transcripts of testimony heard behind closed doors former U. S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie of on average and another diplomat described in your regular foreign policy effort in Ukraine president trump earlier tonight saying he doesn't know your Bonaventure if you look at the transcripts the president of Ukraine was not a fan of hers Hey there I mean he did not exactly say blowing things I'm sure she's a very fine well but I just don't know much about her former state department adviser Michael McKinley told investigators he resigned in part because of the use of the state department to dig up dirt on political
"michael mckinley" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Dot rating in Kentucky I'm rich Denison fox news president trump held a rally tonight in Lexington again dismissing the ongoing impeachment investigation and telling his administration's policies wages are rising he is thriving like never before is stronger than ever before president continuing to call the impeachment probe a hoax and a witch hunts testimony from a pair of career diplomats interviewed in the impeachment inquiry were released today former Ukrainian ambassador Marie your bottom edge telling house committees she was warned by Ukrainian officials of a smear campaign against her orchestrated by allies of president trump she was removed from her post in may former state department adviser Michael McKinley telling investigators he resigned in part because of the use of state department to use dig up rather political dirt on opponents transcripts from two other diplomats who testified are scheduled to be released tomorrow Republicans have long pushed for public release of the transcripts saying they don't change the fact there was no effort to force Ukraine to investigate former vice president Joe Biden Kentucky Republican senator rand Paul speaking of president trump's rally in Lexington tonight calling for the media to release the name of the whistleblower who sparked the impeachment investigation the whistleblower needs to come before Congress as a material witness because he worked for Joe Biden at the same time hunter Biden was get money from corrupt all the guards I say also calling for the unmasking of the person who filed the report federal laws protect whistleblowers from interrogation those working for the government and reporting possible violations of laws rules or abuse of authority America is listening to fox news if you know the value of good machines then it's high time we got together we're Bailey industrial.
"michael mckinley" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"All a we think you should the pharmacist under answer our questions and do that in also up on Capitol Hill today some of the transcripts from the closed door testimony that's happened so far in this case the deposition transcript have started to be released so we got to be a the definition transcript a former and after you creamery of honor it and that of Michael McKinley who was a former state department adviser to secretary of state Michael pale he resigned shortly before his testimony but we got both both those transcripts which were you know something like four hundred pages long you for hours long half the mony that they gave I'm going to highlight the from the re of on of it we found out that she said she was shocked to learn that the president president trump had discussed who had it in her extensively with the Ukrainian leader and had said that she was bad news she said that she was she felt apprehensive to learn that president trump had told the Ukrainian leader that there were bad things that were going to happen to her and then with you when it comes to Michael McKinley that former and state department advisor he revealed that he talked about how there was bullying at the state department and have you raised concern over how to read a lot of it was being treated and that nothing was being done and then we're expecting to get more at a deposition transcripts released tomorrow we'll get the transcripts from the ambassador Volker and should be interesting reading it has delicate tear up on Capitol Hill thank you so much for your time today.
"michael mckinley" Discussed on 790 KABC
"Show so it's time for your impeachment geared towards you die to the object well as even talking about also long Democrats have some real trouble with twenty twenty and that means they must must focus in on impeachment because if they don't in the trunk and you sell a credible basis I got a real problem on their hands in if they do one piece from and it's on the basis of basically partisan hack break it's gonna backfire on them the latest is that the house impeachment investigators began moving witness testimony into the open for the first time on Monday according to The New York Times the release of transcripts of private questioning taken last month with a former US ambassador to Ukraine and a top diplomat who advise secretary of state my palm pale the ambassador Mary L. Ivanovic told Democrats and Republicans during her deposition last month she believed she was the victim of a conservative smear campaign that sought incorrectly to portray her as his loyal to president trump and prompted him to remove her the transcript shows you also detailed what she knew of times by trump's private lawyer Giuliani and his allies to work with the former Ukrainian prosecutor general to do things including today the top diplomat meanwhile Michael McKinley describes investigators how he pressed a top state department officials to publicly support Mr bondage as she was dragged through the news according to the transcript McKinley spoke directly with palm pale and other senior officials this fall that issue in a public statement about Ivanovic's professionalism was eventually told my department rap they did not want to draw undue attention to Ivanovic the house of course has already voted on a resolution to direct the house intelligence foreign affairs an oversight reform committees to release transcripts of necessary redactions those transcripts are the process of being released the Democrats are hoping that this will all drive support for the impeachment moves right now about half of Americans supporting teaching from which is not a shock I mean his again approval ratings are in the low forties of bass according to fox news forty nine percent say that they would be in favor of impeachment removing trump as opposed to fifty one percent in early October so not much has changed very much most voters believe the trump ask Ukraine to probe his rival sixty percent say that they held a military aid is pressure to get we wanted fifty two percent and then they only forty nine percent favor impeaching him for doing so and that's before Republicans actually make the case that trumps quid pro quo here was actually not illegal meeting the trouble all along the line here he's been making a non credible claim which is that he didn't perform a quid pro quo now early on it appeared a lot more credible right because the reports that I reported on that Ukraine's even know the military aid was being withheld it came out it was all about the president meeting with someone ski and that the crane is actually we're aware by early August what exactly was going on all that transvestites always and forever here is that yes this was a quid pro quo but it was not a quid pro quo to get Joe Biden was a quid pro quo to fight what he perceived as Ukrainian corruption up to and including Bridgman right because that is how from thanks the weather from things that he has a note card of thoughts on topics is if you say to him things like Hillary server what you'll get back is he emails Russia Ukraine had struck it's just a bunch of thought and you say to him Ukrainian corruption the first thing you things is twenty sixteen recovery couldn't penetrate prisoner is the bunch of stuff in there it's been fostered by people like Rudy Giuliani feeding him bad information those that apparently Rudy Giuliani that's unimpeachable it maybe bad judgment but is not impeachable it's actually from doing what he thinks is in the interest of the American people it's just that he's doing so on the basis of that information and that is from the actual case Republicans increasingly are making that case as they should and they're also making the case which they also should which the Democrats are overshooting the mark here and they are making a case for a level of intended that does not actually exist right here and that they're trying to portray the president in a light that is just not accurate like James Clyburn for example representative Cliburn Democrat he said over the weekend that people think from committing treason if you actually believe that most Americans are going to go along with trump is a traitor to the United States that's that's over selling right now that is an oversell his clever what I'm saying is there seems to be an indication that something was going on here they should be high crimes and misdemeanors taking place there might even be bribery there are taken place and we will get to the bottom of this and then we would be able to make a determination at that time well not bit something happened that was trees in this I've talked to a lot of people since I've been home who believe that there's trees in this on the part of this president they certainly believe some crimes have been committed okay well I'm sure that that's what his people are telling him that he is a democratic representative in a democratic district by the same token it's a mistake for trump to do what trump has been doing which is to say no quiproquo over and over because again this pretty good evidence that was a quid pro quo the question is whether the quid pro quo was crap you can see the administration beginning to waver on this as as they should and they should go to the final defense here and then just push on it here's Chris Wallace interviewing kellyanne Conway anything like is one from the definition of a quid pro quo the question is whether it's a bad quiproquo let's look at the case because over the last two weeks Fiona hail and William Taylor and lieutenant colonel Alexander Veneman all of them top foreign policy officials for this president have all testified about repeated instances where they saw that support for Ukraine was dependent on Ukraine investigating the bidens isn't that the definition of a quid pro quo the fact is it a crane has a danger using that aid as we sit here under president Obama they got pillows and blankets we've even an eight because that's important but no they had which is a good way the aid was withheld until cranium rises as he has no idea the aid was and how he quote felt no pressure okay so Connelly's point which is Ukrainians in feel pressure maybe it's true maybe it's not but the fact is that you know the the best line of defense here is the one that I provided with regard to trump and in the second line of defense which is a simultaneous line of defense minister two pronged strategy if you're from St is that this is a partisan witch hunts which it kind of this I mean we just did two years a molar I mean we just it like they're legit questions to be asked about Ukraine I trust Adam shift to ask those questions absolutely not it Kevin McCarthy house minority leader said this over the weekend is like why in the world I would pretending that AM shift as an impartial arbiter of the truth here who is it that you want to say that was the question asked well what I think the very first person we should bring Adam Schiff and its staff he is the only individual in American public hearing who knows you want high Shelley if yeah I'll just credit yes I would because he's the only person who knows who this whistle blower it's he refers to himself as a Ken Starr can start testified how many times did you meet with the whistle blower what did he talk to the whistle blower about I mean these are legit questions and and got shift is legitimately under review and he should be the general question the reports that he was coordinating with the whistle blower to sort of change the story may be ready as were the speculation which is also why trump is saying like what you're from whistleblower what's the deal here here's pretty hears from saying why is it that the whistle blower was most important person in America for a full month and now you're saying we can't even talk about who is our because.
Who Is John Eisenberg? Trump Lawyer Moved Ukraine Transcript to Classified Server After Vindman Complained
"And today house democrats have released transcripts of the testimony given by former US s. ambassador to ukraine maria vich and former state department official michael mckinley we will be following that but meanwhile a top lawyer for the national security council counsel john eisenberg is a no show today for a scheduled deposition on capitol hill to find a subpoena an escalating the white house's legal battle with congressional democrats let's eisenberg is a key witness for the impeachment inquiry he reportedly was instrumental and locking down the transcript of president trump's july twenty fifth phone call with ukrainian union president by moving it to top secret server so let's learn more about who eisenberg is and his role in this whole saga tom hamburger is is an investigative political reporter for the washington post and tom last week alexander van men the top ukraine advisor at the white house testified that he listened in on that call where president trump asked the president of ukraine to investigate the biden's and vinson said he raised concerns to the white house's top national security lawyer earlier john eisenberg what was eisenberg's response according to your reporting so what we learned about colonel benjamin's testimony to the a house impeachment investigators is is this he was alarmed as he listened to president trump's call with ukraine's president on july twenty five so unnerved that he went immediately after listening to the call to see john eisenberg the white house legal adviser on national security parity to tell him that what the president did was wrong that it seemed to be violating US policy and seemed to be seeking a personal sola political favors from foreign leader he testified that he went to eisenberg's office because he was alarmed by what he had heard on the call and and the only response that he offered during the meeting right after the call was that the roughed transcript of the call the summary of the call should be placed in an unusual usual spot that is the highly classified top secret vault i'm usually reserved for documents that would reveal sources and methods for US intelligence awesome military operations not for presidential call transcripts in fact we're told it's unheard of or virtually unheard of for for such a call to be placed on a classified server like that so that was one step another was a couple of days after the conversation eisenberg approached vitamin again and said i'd like you not to talk to anybody about what we discussed and what you observed in the call again a by itself perhaps there's an innocuous explanation for this but in combination with a couple of other factors that we're talking about here it seemed seemed to some is though it was part of a pattern or could have been part of a pattern or an effort to conceal or berry the substance of the president's conversation with his counterpart in ukraine you also write that by the time vin men came to eisenberg and late july eisenberg was already familiar with concerns among white house awesome officials about the administration's attempts to pressure ukraine for political purposes what did he know and why is this important to note eisenberg was aware of concerns from the national security staff because a couple of weeks earlier on july ten presidents alinsky had sent a delegation of ukrainian indian officials to the white house to try to shore up relations with the US they couldn't figure out why it seemed there was a delay in getting face as to face meeting set up between the newly elected president and president trump and there was some concerns about whether legally mandated a military aid would be flowing to the ukraine and so they came to the white house these two emissaries end-july ten and had a meeting with the national security council staff but also with three other they're individuals one is a special envoy appointed by president trump mr samland another was energy secretary rick perry and the third was a special on on void to ukraine volcker and in the course of meeting with this group those three led by sandra fund seemed to be pushing a request for assistance in getting information that might be helpful to the president politically the conversation was a bit subtle but it so alarmed armed john bolton in this meeting that they had on july ten that he quickly called it to a close and then he later asked one of his associates the national security advisor sir for ukraine to report what was observed to legal office and so the the place that those bolton advisers went was once again john eisenberg so on july ten there was the first warning of an executive branch effort this time not involving the president personally but involving some of his top appointees to seemingly introduce a question of seeking political favors from the new ukrainian administration as a condition for getting a meeting meeting with president or getting needed aid has eisenberg or his lawyer responded to any of this eisenberg has so so far declined to comment and the white house has declined to comment the response that we have is really the response that is visible today on capitol hill which is where in the impeachment investigators hoped john eisenberg would be sitting to answer questions there will be an empty chair eisenberg is another of several figures at the top level of advisors to the president who are declining to respond to subpoenas and request testify in this impeachment inquiry and so he is one of these figures who is now part of this constitutional drama that we're witnessing between the demands of the legislative branch and the claims of special privilege by the white house in the office of the president and those other folks michael ellis also of the national security council as well as robert blair and brian mccormick of the white house office of management and budget they're all skipping this meeting as you said these meetings what will the the democrats do next now that these folks have decided not to testify so there are others who are facing request to testify who are even more senior one is john bolton the research resigned recently as national security adviser he remember is the guy who is at the top of this national the security establishment and in a sense the buck stops with him he would be a critically important witness and his testimony is considered vital so much to a follow that's tom hamburger investigative political reporter for the washington post tom thank you so much good to be with you
Full Trump Impeachment Inquiry Transcripts Released For First Time
"Three house committees leading the impeachment inquiry into president drop it started releasing transcripts of private depositions the material covers hours of testimony from current and former trump administration officials the first releases involve testimony from veteran diplomat Michael McKinley and former U. S. Ukraine ambassador Maria
"michael mckinley" Discussed on NPR News Now
"Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Shay Stevens Vice President Mike Pence leading a US delegation to conquer to call for an end to Turkey's military campaign against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria president trump is defending his decision to pull US troops on the region and welcomes efforts by the events that have transformed the shape of the war in Syria the Kurds and ceremoniously portrayed by the US have turned to the Syrian regimes mm for help in the face of Turkey's military power international condemnation of what's happening is not stopping another humanitarian crisis has been created and the Security Council has warned that Islamic state the extremist Jihadi group could use the chaos in northeastern Syria early in text messages about trump's alleged efforts to get the Ukrainian government to investigate a potential political rival a former diplomat Michael McKinley tests five before houseman impeachment investigators yesterday among other things McKinley explained why he quit working as a top aide to Secretary of State Mike Clump Pale more from NPR's Michelle Kellerman according to one of his former colleagues familiar with the testimony. McKinley says he had two main concerns as he handed in his resignation one was the failure of the State Department who support Foreign Service officers caught up in the impeachment inquiry the second was what appears to be the quote Utilization US ambassadors overseas to advance domestic political objectives the committees are looking into whether the trump administration withheld security aid to Ukraine. to pressure that country to dig up dirt about former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Michelle Kellerman NPR news the State Department Chicago Public School Teachers are going on strike today following months of contract talks which broken off from member station WBZ Sarah Carter reports that the teachers and school district don't see eye to eye have all these resources the school district says it can't afford to meet this demand that leaves some three hundred thousand students out of school due to the strike Sarah Carr reporting from Chicago on stock markets in Asia shears closed mixed today higher in Hong Kong this is NPR news European Union leaders are holding a two day summit in Brussels with hopes of finalizing a revised plan for Britain's exit from the EU Prime Minister whereas Johnson needs the support of Northern Irish party which has put refusing to back his brexit proposals. The latest Brexit deadline is October thirty first and Johnson says he will not seek another delay Canadian authorities say they've broken up a multi province human trafficking ring as Dan Carpenter reports more than thirty he suspects including the alleged kingpin have been arrested on more than three hundred charges. Fraudulent convalesce began a year ago after two female victims of human trafficking contact did police authorities named Jonathan Guelleh as the leader behind the human trafficking police say he had been associated with numerous women involved in the sex trade the investigation and began to uncover a large criminal network that eventually led to the arrests of thirty two people as well as the seizure of eight vehicles more than three hundred charges were issued on Human Traffic picking fraud drug trafficking and weapons offenses officials identified twelve victims who endured violent assaults in sexual assaults by the criminal gang they say the victims women were controlled in every imaginable way for NPR news. I'm Dan Carpenter in Toronto. Hong Kong legislative session has been suspended for a second day after opposition makers again demanded the resignation of the Jimmy Shams group or the Pro Democracy demonstrations that began in Hong Kong in June I'm Shay Stevens N._p._R.. News in Washington
New Gallup survey finds 52% of Americans support impeachment
"Pelosi stood up to donald trump and said all roads with you lied to Putin after an incoherent rant by Donald trump which she described to reporters this way ahead of the president was a meltdown sad to say in what would you have to be melting down about there's the bipartisan resolution that passed the House of Representatives today with one hundred twenty nine Republican votes condemning Donald Trump's sentiment of the Kurds and there's a new devastating impeachment poll for four Donald Trump Donald trump is the only president in history who wakes up we day bracing for new devastating reelection pauling and at the same time new devastating impeachment pauling the most I number of all for Donald Trump is going up in a new Gallup poll fifty two percent of Americans say that Donald Trump should be impeached by the House represent lives and convicted and removed from office by the United States Senate in June and the aftermath of Robert Muller's investigation the Gallup poll found forty five percent of Americans said Donald trump should be impeached and removed from office the impeachment numbers are moving in only one direction and reports indicate that the evidence being gathered in the house impeachment investing nation is also moving in only one direction and that is in support of the accusation that donald trump conspired with Rudy Giuliani and others to salute of help from Ukraine in his reelection campaign by asking Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden Michael. McKinley told the investigating committees today when he resigned from the State Department last week in protest Michael McKinley was serving as an advisor to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in his opening statement in his deposition under oath today behind closed doors. He said the timing of my resignation was the result of two overriding concerns the failure in my view of the state unto offer support to Foreign Service employees caught up in the impeachment inquiry on Ukraine and second by what appears to be utilization of our ambassador overseas to advance domestic political objectives I was disturbed by the implication that foreign governments were being approached to procure leg of information on political opponents since I began my career in one thousand nine hundred eighty two I have served my country and every president loyally under current circumstance US however I could no longer look the other way
U.S. House Intelligence chairman says impeachment transcripts to be public
"Wire house intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff says he will release transcripts of the private interviews with current and former trump administration officials when those interviews don't jeopardize the progress of the impeachment enquiring former top state department aide Michael McKinley a career foreign service officer is said to have told the committee is involved in the Enquirer read that he resigned last week because he could no longer look the other way as other professionals in the department were denied support and respect the committee's expect to hear next from US ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sunland his testimony was already highly anticipated but the interest is even keener now after a former White House aide placed him at the center of an effort outside normal diplomatic channels to pressure you crane into politically charged
"michael mckinley" Discussed on Impeachment: A Daily Podcast
"He is ongoingly violating his oath of office and abusing his power we have to impeach this president and majority of Americans not only support impeachment They support removal this is impeachment a daily podcast from WNYC. I'm Brian Lehrer Holy United and of course the impeachment news has continued to develop over the last twenty four hours I'm thinking two things today the pace of the revelations is breathtaking and it isn't stopping yet think about how slow the Mueller investigation felt right this Ukraine investigation is absolutely flying right now and team trump cannot control it they are losing the PR war every day right now as one government official after another sounds the alarm about something terribly rotten taking place and second there are so many new names to get to know in the last few weeks including a new one test flying before Congress every single day this week so we'll continue to try to introduce you to these people and their place in the story but we promise not to lose the the forest for the trees justice will take place only if people remember the main plot trump asked Ukraine to collude with him on political interference to her job Haydn after two years of denying that he colluded with Russia to hurt Hillary Clinton and to boot trump seems to have bribed or extorted his way mccranie and collusion by offering all things changes and actual US foreign policy the parade of witnesses this week is intended to see how wreck the evidence is for the quid pro quo our guest on impeachment today is New York Times Justice Department correspondent Katie Benner Hi Katie for doing this nice to have you on today Nice to be here. The testimony yesterday was by a senior State Department official in charge of Ukraine policy named George can and one of these new names who said he was one of those shoved aside and told to lie low on Ukraine even though Ukraine was part of his Aub so that the shadow foreign policy team including Rudy Giuliani could really run things where do you see George Ken testimony fitting into the picture said church can testimony is part of this mosaic being put together by former State Department officials for excuse me former and current State Department officials who are all contributing a little bit of knowledge to this idea that the State Department was at the heart of the president's attempts to get personal things for himself using the levers of lament you know we should probably take a step back and remember again why the State Department is so important its primary function to for the policy political national security and military interests of the United States without the use of force to work with other countries and to try to find ways to get what we want in a way that helps other people as well but first and foremost what he's going to benefit this country in a national security in a military policy way and what they're all saying the president decided this very very powerful lever of the government could also help him and they're each contributing a little bit to that picture and George actually contributed pretty powerfully to by saying that even though he was an expert in this area even though he should be running and helping contribute to conversations with Ukraine gene there is something about him about the way that he wanted to represent the government I then made him an unappealing messenger and instead three other people all were more inline with the president's agenda would take over and we've now heard similar stories from Maria von of it is the former trump ambassador to Ukraine fired to enable the scheme and Fiona Hill former trump Ukraine expert and via Fiona Hill's testimony a national security adviser John Bolton who was also shoved aside in favor of this Rudy Giuliani crew and now torch Kent when it's so many people who trump jointed and these are all trump appointees I think one of the big plot points here is that it's getting harder for trump to hang the revulsion with his Ukraine scheme on some kind of anti-trump deep state so I'm curious how much do you think we're seeing the deep state defense crumble before our eyes this very week well it's interesting the deep state defense is crumbling quickly for a lot of people of course you have to remember that over the White House they have not yet come up with new talking points it's really fascinating to watch how you have on one hand over on Capitol Hill very close to her I'm sitting right now these closed door meetings where lawmakers are gathering a lot of information we only know a tiny little bit of the things that they're being told these witnesses or coming in and testing crying for hours and hours and hours down Pennsylvania Avenue over at the White House they do not know what's happening and it's clear that inside the White House there's an almost incoherent response to what's going on because they're having a really hard time to your point earlier controlling the messaging too much information as dribbling out too fast they're always on their back foot and then to some of the old messaging only does not apply in this moment like the deep state defense but who knows what will end up again they don't know where this testimonies heading all they know is that people are defined them they are going to talk to lawmakers they're painting a very unflattering portrait of the President and I've essentially his fixer Rudy Giuliani today's witnesses Michael McKinley another new name to the general public McKinley resigned and this is quite a story if you haven't heard it yet folks. McKinley resigned suddenly last Week as a very top aide to Secretary of state POMPEII so Katie Benner any idea what Michael McKinley might want to expose today McKinley is an interesting figure because of his role and his proximity to Pompeo we know that Pompeo was on the call with Ukraine and that he originally did not want that known so oh McKinley is extensively the kind of figure who would know a lot more about the things that pompeo might not have already publicly said we do know that he's going to tell me acres that he was for a longtime concerned that people at the State Department career diplomats were being mistreated while he worked there and ah for political reasons they were being abused and some of them had their careers derailed including Marie Yovich who was the former ambassador Ukraine and tomorrow it's Gordon Sunland a very key player whose name people are starting to know because he's that trump donor from the hotel industry street in Portland Oregon who got rewarded with the job of ambassador to the e U Now the EU does not include Ukraine so that's not officially been in his portfolio no but he was very involved with Rudy in the pressure to get Ukraine to investigate Biden according to the text messages that have been revealed and other evidence so since he's up to his ears in this Katie why do you think on Mona's even agreeing to testify tomorrow well I mean there are a couple of reasons why we could why we presume that song would wanNA testify one of everybody around him testifying and it is inevitable that his name is probably being brought up in these closed door hearings and he would probably if he is smart want you half his own version of events in the record to he is in those text messages and in those text messages that you just mentioned somebody says to him point blank Listen Sawn Lynn I do not think that it's a good idea to hold back aid holdback assistance to Ukraine basically subvert the policy we believe is best for this country just so president trump can get something that he wants which is something for his own political personal gain in investigation one as rivals and silent interest Stanley in Tuscon text message exchange writes a very formal message back that says you know that is not how I see it it's not how the president see that please call me you know taking this conversation off line it's gotten too hot so there is a question about what sunland believes he was doing the president believes he was doing and those are the questions that Gordon someone's going to have to answer now you cover the Justice Department and one of the big bombshells came last week when two of Rudy's associates got arrested and charged by trump's own US attorney in New York with buying influence in the US government on behalf of Ukrainians today's a congressional deadline for them to turn over documents regarding communications with the White House these two defendants eager fruman left Parnasse do you know more specifically what Congress's seeking from them you know Congress again they want to know what the trump administration is doing and it's it's communication for Ukraine you know where their deals being made was there some sort of quid pro quo but what's what's also interesting is that this really puts the focus back again on Rudy Giuliani right again people say they don't really know in what capacity Giuliani was doing some of these things Giuliani said he was doing it with the blessing of the State Department he's also said he is acting on behalf of president trump he said he was hacked acting in private capacity but what's clear as he isn't every single -sation and so these two men are so closely tied to Giuliani they would be really interesting witnesses now. This is a key wrinkle for the Justice Department they have charged urged these two associates of Giuliani they suspect them of committing a crime as the southern district of New York it's closer and closer to these two men the cranium oligarchs who worked with them and anybody who would be interested in buying influence in the United States again that makes us wonder we have to ask the question will trump's own justice department bump up against Rudy Giuliani and if so how hard will they go after him we already know that he's a person event rest and that they are looking at his own actions and whether or not he was acting unlawfully as he tried to further the interests of people in countries like Ukraine is Julian johnny who was once the US attorney in Manhattan himself now under investigation by his old office. I mean that is what we've heard we've heard that he certainly personally interest people want to know what he's been up to now this also presents a quandary as you can imagine for the Justice Department for the southern district or New York they need to go where the evidence exam and if the evidence is pointing to Rudy Giuliani having committed any crime done anything wrong they would be obligated to go down that road that has what accusers do and certainly at Southern District Region York they take pride very much so in going hard after people who may have committed a crime now the president you can imagine would not want Rudy Giuliani investigated we saw this during the Mueller investigation a criminal investigation remember impeach Nada Criminal Process It is a political process during the Mueller Investigation this criminal investigation every time somebody closer to trump's inner city Michael would be investigated we would see charges brought against them it caused great agile within the White House and president trump attorney general bill bar in the same way that he spoke about molars prosecutors and former attorney general jeff sessions every time of investigations got close his inner circle he railed against those people he criticized them and he basically told them to stop the investigation we have not seen that yet with Mr Bar but it is to be seen how president trump responds to the idea that somebody almost as close to him as this department correspondent what do you think is placed in all this is because his reputation has been that though he's the attorney general of the United States and name he's another trump defense attorney in fact is it any different in this case than it was during the Muller investigation or the way he spun the release of the an exact transcript you can hear that in the recreated conversation that the White House released of the call between president trump and Ukraine's president zone ski right so it's clear that trump thinks of bar as somebody who will do anything to personally defend him not defend the presidency not defend the White House but personally defend him for lar- I think that the way that the investigations into these figures in Ukraine and into people like Giuliani that's going to be his real authorize it now we've said previously here I'll say it again so people are very clear that such a vote is not required under the law it's not required by the institution it's not required by house rules but last night speaker Nancy Pelosi doubled down on her refusal to take such a vote voluntarily like that so why not called trump's bluff Katie I imagine Pelosi has the votes than Penson Rudy and all the others would be out on a limb Rudy Giuliani on the merits of actions that is actually I mean that that is not a concern that I think is going to stop Nancy Pelosi and Adam show that this impeachment inquiry this process is not legitimate and they would probably still stonewall and if you want articles of impeachment out by Thanksgiving.
"michael mckinley" Discussed on KQED Radio
"A former US ambassador is testifying behind closed doors on Capitol Hill today Michael McKinley's testimony is part of the houses democratic let impeachment inquiry of president trump in Pierce David welna reports this comes five days after McKinley resigned as a senior adviser to secretary of state might compare no subpoena was necessary for Michael McKinley to appear today before the impeachment inquiry although he wrote his colleagues that his decision to quit as Pompey owes top adviser was personal a colleague who knows him well says the timing of his departure is striking like McKinley Dennis Jett is himself a former US ambassador it's very hard for any career officer to testify declare a senior level sticking around under this administration this is an assault on American diplomacy that hasn't been seen since the McCarthy era McKinley's testimony comes a day before garden Sunland the trump administration's ambassador to the European Union has to testify as well
Former Pompeo Adviser Michael McKinley To Testify In Impeach Probe
"A former US ambassador is testifying behind closed doors on Capitol Hill today Michael McKinley's testimony is part of the houses democratic let impeachment inquiry of president trump in Pierce David welna reports this comes five days after McKinley resigned as a senior adviser to secretary of state might compare no subpoena was necessary for Michael McKinley to appear today before the impeachment inquiry although he wrote his colleagues that his decision to quit as Pompey owes top adviser was personal a colleague who knows him well says the timing of his departure is striking like McKinley Dennis Jett is himself a former US ambassador it's very hard for any career officer to testify declare a senior level sticking around under this administration this is an assault on American diplomacy that hasn't been seen since the McCarthy era McKinley's testimony comes a day before garden Sunland the trump administration's ambassador to the European Union has to testify as well
Former top aide to Pompeo to testify today on Ukraine
"Though house Democrats are pushing forward in the impeachment inquiry in scheduled to appear today is a former top aide to secretary state Mike Pompeii Michael McKinley president trump continues to call for the impeachment inquiry in and killed in illegitimate
"michael mckinley" Discussed on NPR News Now
"Fits debated each other last night in the seeking to put house members on the record but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said vote is not necessary and after meeting with the House Democratic Caucus to gauge support for such a vote she was asked about calling the administration's bluff call house Democrats will hear from a former US ambassador as part of the impeachment inquiry. Michael McKinley was a top aide to Secretary of State Mike pompeo until last at a hearing Tuesday Oklahoma judge that Ball c'mon acknowledged that he meant to order Johnson and Johnson to pay the state one hundred seven thousand six hundred dollars date Jackie forty-eight reporting the National Weather Service is warning that a strong storm is developing off the coast of the mid Atlantic states it will bring very heavy rainfall to the area today and surge into the northeast seized by tomorrow you're listening to NPR Turkey's president says his country will stop its military offensive into northern Syria against Syrian Kurdish fighters only if they put down their weapons and pull out of a designated border area president registered type air to one has his country won't give into world pressure to stop its military actions Vice President Mike Pence is flying to Turkey today Swedish automaker Volvo isn't it housing it's plans to help reduce carbon emissions company representatives made the announcement in Los Angeles were Volvo's first all electric cars being unveiled this morning from member station K. P. C. C. Sue Carpenter reports Volvo says that within five years most of its cars will be electric Okon Samuelson is president and chief executive Volvo cars he reduce carbon emissions company representatives made the announcement in Los Angeles were Volvo's first all electric cars being unveiled this morning from member station K. P. C. C. Sue Carpenter reports Volvo says that within five years most of its cars will be electric Okon Samuelson is president and chief executive Volvo cars he says the company will introduce a new electric vehicle for each of the next five years by twenty twenty five will be an all electric fuel. Electric for every mobile that we are saddling Samuelson says Volvo is goal is to take concrete actions that aligned with the Paris climate agreement of two thousand fifteen which aims to limit global warming to one point five degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels more than six hundred companies have pledged to do their part to limit global warming Volvo plans to be fully carbon-neutral by twenty forty for NPR news. I'm sue carpenter in Los Angeles. The Washington nationals are going to their first world series they defeated the Saint Louis Cardinals last night seven to four to take the National League Championship series. The nats will take on either the New York Yankees or the Houston Astros
"michael mckinley" Discussed on 5 Things
"To the secretary of State is set to testify on Wednesday in a closed session as part of the ongoing impede been inquiry p Michael Mckinley resigned from the position last week after a decades long career that included post says US ambassador to Brazil and to Afghanistan and the Washington Post reports that his resignation came amid worries that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was not supporting those involved in the Ukraine related controversies something Tayo denies Wednesday's testimony comes after a busy day on Tuesday when Vice President Mike Pence and personal president trump attorney Rudy Giuliani ignored Lena and refused to turn over documents relating to the inquiry lawyer and author David Stewart a USA Today what could happen if the trump administration can tin us to refuse to cooperate with the inquiry if the president continues to refuse to let his appointees testified four Congress Congress can contest that instruction in court a lawsuit on that ground would be very powerful but is likely to be time consuming and Congress could charge it as a separate abuse of power wanting impeachment I think that's a valid way to go in some circumstances and aspect congressman will not want to do this they could simply send the sergeant at arms to arrest a person for contempt of Congress would have to get a contempt most approved by the House but there is precedent for that additionally on Tuesday House Speaker Nancy Pelosi publicly rejected calls by trump and his GOP allies to hold a full vote on whether to authorize the inquiry the impeachment probe is looking into whether the president abused his office for personal political gain and whether he used gary aid to pressure Ukraine to gather dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden vice-president Mike Pence and secretary of State Mike Pompeo will head to Turkey on Wednesday to work toward a ceasefire deal president trump told reporters on Tuesday that he's threatening severe tariffs on Turkish steal if they don't cooperate we with the strongest sanctions that you can imagine but they get a lot we have a lot in store if they don't if they don't have an impact including massive tariffs on will ship a lot of steel to the United States they make a lot of money shipping steel they won't be making so much money but on Tuesday Turkey pressed on into Syria last week arcus leader receptor told trump that he planned to invade Syria and trump announced the withdrawal of a contingent of US troops on the Syria Turkey border the decision drew a backlash from both sides of the political as it seemed to give her to on a green light to attack Kurdish fighters who have been key allies in the fight against Islamic state terrorists. Next up fresh off debate night there's no time to rest for some Democratic candidates former Vice President Joe Biden Southend Indiana Mayor P beauty judge and cal corneas Senator Kamala Harris will attend campaign events in Iowa on Wednesday and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar will begin a two-day swing in New Hampshire on Tuesday tonight Democrats held their fourth debate on a crowded stage with twelve candidates a number of issues were brought up including Syria and for the first time the impeachment inquiry into President trump and one major theme of the night was a series of attacks toward Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren which came after her recent polling success Senator Warren said we can't be running any vague campaigns we got level with people level with people with telling me exactly what we're going to do how we're going to get it done and if he talk probably want to give a reality check here to Elizabeth because no one on this stage wants to protect billionaires not even the billionaire wants to protect billionaire bought everyone seemed to agree early on one thing that president trump should be impeached my judgmental trump is the most corrupt president in history of this country this president and agree with Bernie Sanders Sanders is the most corrupt president in modern history I think all of our history our framers imagined this moment a moment where we have a corrupt president and our framers then rightly designed our system of democracy to say there will be checks adults Lebron James will play a preseason game on Wednesday following comments he made about Houston Rockets General Manager Darryl Maurice Commentary of the protests in Hong Kong Maury tweeted out support for pro democracy protesters there leading to a wave of negative responses in mainland China CCTV a state run broadcaster declined to broadcast the Lakers Nets Games in Shanghai and Shenzhen and telecom company ten cent cancelled both rockets coverage and all NBA preseason games additionally a number of Chinese companies have announced that they will end partnerships with various NBA Stars after Maurice Tweet James told reporters.
"michael mckinley" Discussed on 10 10 WINS
"Event this Saturday from eleven to two fourteen callous about for speeding starstruck winds news time to forty eight twelve Democrats battling it out Tuesday night but there was one topic they all agreed on getting president from out of the White House correspondent Alex stone reports from the debates in Westerville Ohio the night started in kept returning to president from one by one this man will not be permitted to break the law over and over without consequences the twelve Democrats on stage calling for the president's impeachment in the C. N. N. New York times debate log judgment from is the most corrupt president in the history of this country but Cory Booker called on his fellow Democrats to take a deep breath and make sure what they're doing is not just political sis is got to be about patriotism and not partisanship yes we can answer below sea emerged from a closed door meeting with the democratic caucus two aunts there will be no vote at this point to launch formal impeachment proceedings against president trump as a distinguished chairman says there's no requirement that we have a vote and so we at this time we will not be having a vote so the on going hearings remain an impeachment inquiry despite efforts by Republicans to push Felicity call the vote more testimonies plan behind closed doors today from P. Michael McKinley is a diplomat who resigned just last week as an aide to secretary of state Mike Pompeii off the trump administration is again to find a house of pizza in the impeachment inquiry president trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani notified lawmakers he will not comply with the subpoena at the White House the president honored the Stanley Cup champions the St Louis blues amazing comeback reminds us to never give up but it wasn't all hockey talk on impeachment with Missouri Republican senator Roy blunt in the crowd the president didn't seem too concerned I wouldn't worry about it Alice I wouldn't worry about it don't don't worry too much how we doing really okay in the center there were looking very good Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer says the matter at hand with Ukraine is at the heart of the integrity of American elections and it must be investigated thoroughly completely and in a non partisan matter and Donahue Washington wins news time two fifty a funeral will be held today for the teenage boy who died in Sunday's crash in Rockland county the first funeral for a victim of an accident held yesterday mourners filling the Rouge aerial funeral home on Yonkers admitted to attend the wake for Alton is AJ Giambologna Jews the teens uncle he loved the one who's had a smile on his face his love by the time school since high school cannot everything's on show support for him this seventeen year old senior at Pearl River high school died Sunday afternoon in a fiery crash his cousin Brian fighting back tears almost all ten of a single day and it's a go tonight not being able to talk to him also killed in the crash fifteen year old son I objected job Kensington Brooklyn the driver her seventeen year old cousin are you sure read don check of Orangeburg she's recovering at Westchester Medical Center al Jones ten ten wins in Yonkers winds news down to fifty one from the ram truck traffic center here's Jeff Jensen and here's a we see on Long Island big three had a problem in the southern state parkway looks like quickly cleared here he spent or by route one ten no troubles on the northern state everything fine there the ally he is okay there is NO problem ever gonna want to however the north and see photos to be expressway has rubber CAP plain view road up to the northern states only one lane is getting by at that spot in your slow on the one on the western side of seventy in New Jersey local and express lanes at work approaching the garden state parkway exit exit fifty to fifty two up to two lanes blocked five thirty in the morning and the slow dance continue through our work zone over on every three in a couple different places are first by the questions for the turnpike then of a just up ahead by Harmon co right in the middle and and the pass that between route seventeen Park Avenue they're working both ways with the westbound side is the busy one and here's what you need to know about the bridges and tunnels no troubles the Holland only one lane open each way there for the overnight center to with the Lincoln isn't too that's close this morning the George Washington bridge inbound lower level shuttle for the rest of the bridge.
Bolton Objected to Ukraine Pressure Campaign, Calling Giuliani a Hand Grenade
"We're learning that president trump's former national security adviser John Bolton was concerned about Rudy Giuliani's activities in Ukraine that's according to multiple reports coming out of the house impeachment enquiring yesterday former national security official Fiona hill testified to congressional investigators behind closed doors and here's diplomatic correspondent Michele Kellerman is online from the state department good morning Michelle good morning no else so Fiona hill testified behind closed doors but some information about her testimony has come out what do we know well well we know it lasted a really long time she's there for more than ten hours she raised concerns about how the ambassador to Ukraine Maria von of age was treated remember you've on of H. was withdrawn in may after a smear campaign led in part by trump's private lawyer Rudy Giuliani and a hill also had concerns about Giuliani and another key figure in all of this court in Sunland he's that trump donor who's now in basket or to the European Union and and was tasked with dealing with Ukraine together Giuliani in Sunland seem to be carrying out kind of a side foreign policy not the one that was agreed to by the National Security Council we're told for instance that hill described a tense exchange between Sunland and national security adviser John Bolton about that SO Fiona hill was working with John Bolton what was the relationship between those two well I've been told she worked quite well with Bolden Fiona hill as long as I've known or his really tried to stay above the political fray she sees herself as kind of a non partisan expert on the region someone who's you know she's a critic of Vladimir Putin to be sure she's someone who is a critic of Russia's president Vladimir Putin but also someone who spent her whole in a don't life studying Russia and the region and she's known to be kind of a non partisan political expert who knows how governments normally function and so when she sees something that out of the ordinary like this she went to the hill and talked about it how did the White House feel about Fionna hill's testimony well the White House has been trying to block a lot of people from going up to testify they see this as a democratic run kangaroo court as they've called it they tried to warn her against talking about anything that was that would be out of executive privilege I should point out that Fiona hill actually left the government she had had turned over all her responsibilities before that phone call between president trump and Ukrainian president vo demerit still Lansky so she was not on that call and and wouldn't have been able to talk about that part of this story there are other state department witnesses who are going to be testifying in closed door hearings this week who are they well one is Deputy Assistant Secretary George candy was the number two at the US embassy in Kiev until last year and he was also a lead figure in U. S. anti corruption efforts for the region before that a day after his deposition another career diplomat Michael McKinley has been called to appear he just resigned last week as a top aide to secretary of state Mike Pompeii ale I I expect you know these two will be talking a lot about how the U. S. ambassador Maria von image was treated among other things and here's Michele Kelemen at the state department Michelle thanks so much sure
Former Pompeo aide asked to appear at impeachment inquiry
"A former top aide to secretary of state Mike Pompeii has been asked to appear in the house impeachment inquire if president trump Pompeii owes de facto chief of staff Michael McKinley had resigned on Friday ending a thirty seven year career but it is unclear if McKinley will appear tomorrow as requested
"michael mckinley" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Deal and of course national tv deals for league have been incredibly valuable the nfl as made a fortune through that approach it allowed teams to substantially increase their uh franchise value very quickly because of tv and of course the 1960s tv became a much more accessible and affordable to americans as other of manufacturers outside the united states started making key so that's really the the gist of it i wanna come back to the nfl in a couple of minutes but michael mckinley shift back to the nc aa and college football in particular just how big of a business is it for colleges and how much oversight do these colleges face from washington dc so i would support clearly are in the billions of dollars in terms of value and much of that value stems from broadcasting rights where the playing of men basketball and football at the highest level is incredibly marketable and that's shown through all sorts of metric with you look at attendance at games you have the stadium but you know one hundred thousand people were at these games and then you have college coaches making in excess of ten million dollars in some cases are the highest paid employee when there when they coach at public universities in the state more than the governor up more than the president of a university and that creates a landscape where there is clear value tremendous value in the playing of college sports it of course there's the the lingering uh i lingering problem that many would say that the actual athletes are not recipients of any of that wealth they make it full rides to college which can be worth a lot but in some cases especially for star players are clearly getting less than what they would be getting in a more free market and similarly their names and images of nichols nuclear you can wave that provide value to the universities and also conferences on the empty double it's all will let me call up a net point then why not pay these athletes well i would say we should do that that that would be the simplest changed to allow college athletes to be paid but the emptied of away has stood fast with its system of amateurism amateurism is the idea that college athletes our students fundamentally and live if they were to be converted into professionals it would undermine their studies.