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"michael waldman" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

01:32 min | 7 months ago

"michael waldman" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"And now. It's the united states of america versus the state of georgia today. The justice department filed a lawsuit against georgia for violating the civil rights of black voters with its new election law assistant attorney general for civil rights. Kristen clark said this our complaint today. Alleges that several provisions of sp two. Oh two were past. With a discriminatory purpose. In violation of the voting rights act. These legislative actions occurred at a time when the black population in georgia continues to steadily increase and after his historic election. That saw record voter turnout across the state particularly for absentee voting. Which black voters are now. More likely to use than white voters are complaint challenges several provisions of sp two to on the grounds that they were adopted with the intent to deny or abridge black citizens equal access to the political process. A general merrick garland said the justice department is evaluating other restrictive. Laws recently passed in states with republican legislatures. But he also asked for help from congress. We are using every method at all in our enforcement efforts but that is not enough. We urge congress to act to provide the department with important authorities. It needs to protect. The voting rights of every american

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"michael waldman" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

07:59 min | 1 year ago

"michael waldman" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Let's not forget this president was extraordinary in just not paying any attention at all to oversight by by the Congress. A lot of this stuff is in a piece of legislation proposed called the Protect Our Democracy Act. The Brennan Center has a task force that prick Ferrara and Christie Todd Whitman. Chaired with bipartisan membership that have proposed the number of others. There are also other proposed reforms. That must we think, I think, be part of Ah, moment of democratic reckoning. I keep going back to the fact that what has been so extraordinary and why I think what Trump has done since he lost his reelection. Rather handling is for neither said has the worst stuff he's done as president is the slanderous lie about the election being stolen and about widespread voter fraud because That goes to the heart of American democracy. And so part of the response also will be legislation to restore the strength of the Voting Rights Act on Brother election reforms. Many of these air in a bill called HR One, which passed the House represents the last year and is likely to pass the house again. On where with a split Senate. Some of these at the very least, have have a chance of becoming well. They will be a reform response and history teaches that when it happens, it's actually often very often bipartisan. And by the way, just do you believe or have any knowledge that HR one will be taken up again. By both the House and the Democratic Senate. Well, the House for sure is soon and in the new term speaker Pelosi has said it has been reintroduced as HR one again. And has said they want to bring it up and also HR four, which is separate legislation on the Voting Rights Act. Of course, the Senate is split. Um and what a week. It's been that we haven't even mentioned the fact that the Senate when Democratic and that the reason what Democratic was Reverend Warnock and John ourself winning Senate seats that was like the minor note last week, But of course, there's a filibuster in As a norm and on Lee 50 50 split, and so everyone needs to find ways to make things work. But there may be possibilities. In a moment of reckoning. Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center, former speechwriter for President Bill Clinton. Prorated Michael talked about voting rights. That's obviously one of your core areas of expertise. You've testified in front of Congress. You've worked on legislation. What What would you like to see done to both strength and voting rights in this country, but also to try to Quell some of the confusion born with lies the president's created around voter fraud. So I do think the president was able to take advantage of weaknesses in our system We had north of 150 Million people vote this past election cycle, and so of course, they will be missed aches right. But mistakes happen every election. That doesn't mean that there's fraud or Abuse of the system. But because their mistakes, his rhetoric resonates with people who are already suspicious of the system. And I do think it emphasized the need for more voter education. For example, there was a controversy prior to the election over the naked balance and Pennsylvania because a lot of people didn't realize that they needed to put their ballot in secrecy envelope and then in the second envelope, private smell of it. So there was this pretty intense public education campaign in order to help voters know how to submit their ballots properly. I mean, it worked right? It didn't end up being a huge issue in Pennsylvania. And so I think, in part that revealed the need for more voter education around, Um, election issues, more transparency so that people understand because the more people understand the more difficulty is for Political elites to make statements that are untrue and go unchallenged. Also election funded. Write some of this. Some of our problems have to do with outdated infrastructure. The reason that people were concerned concerned about Pennsylvania the cycles because they have outdated infrastructure in right, it's not my Pennsylvania's. The only state with a Republican Legislature and a closely divided electorate is just their infrastructure is pretty poor. And so that lends itself to Mishaps and the steaks and things that could be outcome determinative. So Pennsylvania is not alone in this. A lot of states need funding in order to update their infrastructure in order to better respond to Um, you know, claims that the election is rigged or various legal challenges, and I grew up Michael, We have to pass HR one in HR four. It's pretty clear that they're still states that are engaged in voter suppression efforts. I know everybody loves the Georgia secretary of State like God bless him. But for the last seven years he's been Suppressing the vote in Georgia. He's you know, kind of been at the forefront of this and so that often gets lost in the narrative, But it's important for there to be some federal oversight for those states that are attempting to suppress the votes of minorities. And so I do view it. It's kind of like federal legislation, funding voter education, civic education. I think that all of that will go a long way towards pushing back against claims of election rigging. No question about it. The civic education. I'm glad you mentioned because obviously gotten a large part of federal Mission on bats. One of the things that I think has gotten us to this situation. David, you know, one of the things for me to mention earlier was not electing people like Donald Trump. She echoed John Kelly, Trump's former chief of staff, saying, We need to be a lot more thoughtful and careful about how we elect people. It wasn't for lack of Republicans warning about Donald Trump in 2015, right. I mean some of some of the senators who ended up being the strongest supporters. Including Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham were among the people and Ted Cruz let most loudly warning about him in 2015, and that gets the questions about the reckoning within the Republican Party, So I want to ask you as a Republican. What do you think there's any rational reason to believe that Republicans will have learned their lesson, given the composition of the base? And then, perhaps more importantly, in the short term, what areas? Do you think there's a realistic chance that Republicans enough Republicans could work with Democrats on issues of democracy reform? Well, I would have hoped the 2018 election would have been a serious wake up call for Republicans about how they're losing ground in the areas that had been the historic Heartlands of the Republican Party and picking up votes in The most disaffected rural areas are using picking up both through gaming the system over the long haul that's not sustainable. It also pulls a party in a direction It doesn't want to go. And we've seen that with the with the transformation Republican Party from a Free Trade party into a protectionist party because it is getting more more of its votes from the parts of America, where the global economy looks frightening and fewer and fewer of us. Of its votes from the most dynamic parts of the American economy, where products are invented, where songs written where knowledge is developed. That's what Republican Party is weak where the global economy looks threatening. That's where the Republican Party is strong. I've written With some concern that there to pass forward for Republicans and I'm worried they'll choose the wrong 11 path is the American system does offer a lot of opportunity for gamesmanship for leverage of minority control, especially the state level. You see it states like Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan Republicans get less than half the vote. But more than half the seats and their many and Republicans did well enough in the elections of 2020 that they that they can present the great Jerry Mander of 2011. Looks like it will be substantially preserved for another decade on DSA Republicans. That's a path but over the long haul..

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"michael waldman" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

02:06 min | 1 year ago

"michael waldman" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"After months of campaigning the presidential race 15 for election results. ABC Sandy Field has more on the president's final day. He was so superstitious in 2016. He did not prepare a speech on Election Day. President Trump is doing the same this time winning is easy. Losing is never easy, Not for me. It's not the president inviting several 100 friends and family to the White House to watch the returns because the expected crowds size violated DCs covert gathering rules, and he failed. ABC News. Joe Biden will be in Delaware watching results, election experts say, because so many people voted by mail this year, it could take longer than usual. Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center, a nonpartisan law and policy institute. Says the swell of absentee ballots to counts. Americans need to be patient. Everybody's got to be a little patient. Polls show that the public gets this and is expecting it to take a while on Wall Street stocks finishing up on an up note today on this election day with a rally, the Dow closing up Nearly 550 points. You're listening to ABC News from California's Capital City. This is Sacramento's news 93.1 kfbk. I'm John Byrne, Isaiah to 02 with your top local stories. Campaign 2020 KFBK continuing coverage as people lined up to vote in person today for the big election. Many people here in Sacramento County are still concerned about safety and intimidation of the polls, especially with how divisive and contentious elections have become something. Sacramento County's Janet Hayne says they're prepared for. No one can be in that. Actively talking about candidates proposition measures they cannot be wearing any paraphernalia, whether it's ah button or a shirt or hat that depicts a specific candidate proposition or measure, she says. Election officials throughout the county are trained to talk to people de escalate any situations that get tense and ask people to leave if they don't comply. Sacramento County Sheriff's Department says deputies will have a presence at voting centers tonight in case any violations occur and to give voters peace of mind. An election season can take an emotional toll..

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"michael waldman" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

05:06 min | 1 year ago

"michael waldman" Discussed on KOMO

"With people over politics, losing sleep over it. You are not alone on Carleen Johnson some advice from an expert. Also armed militias are officially unwelcome. I'm Corwin hate Spokane carries out its election day. Promise. We'll get to those stories right after this Live update from ABC News News Time 10 o'clock From ABC News. I'm Michelle Franzen. Americans are getting out the vote at the polls today with reported long lines earlier and owning Sze, Maryland, added parts of Philadelphia, the battleground state. They also started processing all those mail in ballots. ABC is Mark Rebel Art isn't Phil. There was an early rush here at the Museum of the American Revolution, which has been turned into a polling place this year. So very busy to start. Things have calmed down a great deal Now Leah blew it is the judge of Elections for Award five division to here in historic village. Elvia and she says they're seeing less pressure here at the Poles do the higher mail in voting. More than half of our voters in our division had already voted by mail in ballot, she says. If voters have male invalid still, they can take them to a secure drop box or come to their polling location to spoil that valid and instead vote in person. Mark Malard, ABC News Philadelphia election experts say, because so many people voted by mail this year, nearly 100 million nationwide, it may take longer than usual to count all those ballots. Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center, a nonpartisan law and policy institute, It's obviously tremendously hard to run in an election during a pandemic. But the system has responded. Election officials all over the country really are doing a tremendous job. Corona virus case is continuing to surge around the country on this election day, with the majority of states dealing with an increase in also hospitalizations that includes Wisconsin, the hardest hit state in the nation. Right now, ABC is Deborah Roberts is outside a polling place in Kenosha, where voters started early here in Kenosha. The line has already started to form really all the way through the parking lot. A socially distant line. I might add the Corona virus in some ways is on the ballot here. This is a state where the cases are surging one of the biggest surgeons in the country right now, But the big question is how worried are voters about ABC is Deborah Roberts on the ground in Kenosha, Wisconsin. There are more than 84,000 new covert cases in just the past 24 hours. Across the country. You're listening to ABC news. Stay connected. Stay informed. Election Day 2020 Co Moh news 1000 FM 97 7 news time 10 02 49 and Rain in downtown Seattle on this election day. Thanks for joining us on Tom Butler with our top story from the Come on 24 7 news Center Because so many people excuse me. People voted early. Results for some races could be final tonight. While others may take days. Even weeks, Secretary of State came Wyman says Initial results will be posted on county websites. Soon after eight PM elections officials will be out collecting ballots from drop boxes multiple times through the day all day. Today, County election officials across the state will be monitoring those boxes and emptying them regularly. We already have over 70% of our balance back, which is unprecedented. We've never seen this before, so it's exciting. There are also voting centers across the region to help with any ballot issue or to register for the first time and then vote. Why one expects turnout to exceed 90% That would be a new record for the general election. Demonstrators playing around at Seattle's Occidental Park tonight, and they're concerned that President Trump will prematurely declare victory or contest. The results of Joe Biden shows an early lead. The reverence Cecilia Kingman is with the group Protect the results checked the results. Seattle Coalition is concerned about election integrity On the other end of the spectrum, Dion Thompson with colored conservative like that. If Trump does lose that the only way that that could actually happen is with voter fraud, Whatever the risks, the focus for those gathering after the election is to demand that all All votes be counted in Spokane. The City Council has followed through on a promise to condemn armed militia groups Council members with an eye on preventing post election violence. As we hear from comas, Corwin take encouraged by the support of downtown business owners. The Spokane City Council by a 61 vote passed a resolution saying in effect, camouflaged private militia groups carrying a AR fifteen's and other firearms are not endorsed by the city or welcome on its streets. Business owners told the council. They reject the notion that militias are needed to protect their storefronts and merchandise. I'm not concerned for my businesses safety I have not seen issues. If you want to go hang out downtown and open carry during a riot it during a protest, intimidate and create an environment that is very unwelcoming. We don't need that either. That second voice comes from the lone dissenting vote Kxl why, reports Council member Michael Cathcart said. While he doesn't care for armed groups, intimidating people he could not support the resolution because he said it could infringe on the rights of individual armed citizens. Corwin Heiko, Mo. New Year's What's Next? I'm Brian Calvert, with largest work release outbreak to date and the largest daily covert numbers since summer News on 10 0 for busy day for a lot of a.

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"michael waldman" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

01:35 min | 1 year ago

"michael waldman" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"ABC News. Michelle Franzen. Americans are getting out the vote at the polls today with reported long lines earlier and owning Maryland and in parts of Philadelphia, the battleground state. They also started processing all those mail in ballots. ABC is Mark Bremer. Lard isn't Phil. There was an early rush here at the Museum of the American Revolution, which has been turned into a polling place this year. So very busy to start. Things have calmed down a great deal now. You blew. It is the judge of elections for Award five division to here in historic Philadelphia, And she says they're seeing less pressure here at the polls do to hire mail in voting. More than half of our voters in our division had already voted by mail in ballot, she says. If voters have mail in ballots still, they can take them to a secure drop box or come to their polling location to spoil that ballot and instead vote in person. Mark Malard, ABC News Philadelphia election experts say, because so many people voted by mail this year, nearly 100 million nationwide, it may take longer than usual to count all those ballots. Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center, a nonpartisan law and policy institute, It's obviously tremendously hard to run in election during a pandemic. But the system has responded. Election officials all over the country really are doing a tremendous job. Corona virus case is continuing to surge around the country on this election day, with the majority of states dealing with an increase in also hospitalizations. That includes Wisconsin, the hardest hit state in the nation. Right now, ABC is Deborah Roberts is outside a polling place in Kenosha, where voters started early here in Kenosha. The line has already started to form really all the way through the parking lot, a socially distant line. I might add the Corona.

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"michael waldman" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

03:05 min | 1 year ago

"michael waldman" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

"Members of the House get backto Washington House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today announcing she is calling on the House to return to session later this week to vote on legislation to protect the Postal Service. This as the Postal Service and mail in ballots had become major issues in the 2020 election. Michael Waldman heads the Brennan Center for Justice at Y you among those who suggested that there deliberately sabotaging the post office's president Trump himself who said the other day That he didn't want to fund it because then it would be able to deliver people's ballots. I will tell you in the history of the country. Uh, no President has ever said anything remotely like that before. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy says the Postal Service needs funding and it's not on Ly because of voting. It's not as though it exists just for vote by mail. Think about the seniors who rely on it for medicines are veterans. Our small businesses. The commerce associate ID with the backbone of this country. We need to fund a postal service. We need to root for its success. A supposed to the apples and he was on Fox News Sunday. The brother of President Trump Rubber. Trump died last night at the age of 71. Author David Cay Johnston has covered the Trump family four years He worked as an underling to Donald and he was treated like an underling. In fact, when Donald was in deep financial trouble in 1990 he openly discussed with executives who told me about this. Throwing Robert out of a Trump organization own department so they could sell it to help raise cash. Some encouraging news about protection from Cove in 19. The CDC now says those who recover from Corona virus can count on three months of immunity. Former FDA commissioner Dr Scott Gottlieb. This was the first study where they could say with certainty that for at least three months you have immunity that would guard against Reinfection actually said people have been exposed. A covert, who've had infection the last three months. Don't need to self quarantine because the immunity is that absolute he was on CBS's face. The Nation New Zealand today announced its Dulaine It's elections by four weeks because of a new co Vered 19 outbreak. Some very scary moments for shoppers at a San Antonio flea market today after at least one gunman opened fire in a crowded parking lot. It all happened very quickly. I turned around and all I saw were people screaming and running towards thie area that we were at that it was been my wife just kind of dropped what she was doing and They kind of took off. At least five people were injured. One critically. This is CBS News. You know the capital, one assistant that looks out for surprise credit card charges and help T That's the capital one. What's in your wallet, see Capital one dot com for details. Now from the Cairo Radio New Center at my northwest dot com. The expectations should be that we will probably not know the president of the United States until mid to late November. That's.

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"michael waldman" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:36 min | 1 year ago

"michael waldman" Discussed on WTOP

"I'm Valerie Ball new findings on the impacts of Corona virus on minority communities. I'm Andrea Camryn, If CBS News on the hour really news really reporting I'm Steve Futterman in Los Angeles. Members of the House Get back to Washington. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today announcing she is calling on the House to return to session later this week to vote on legislation to protect the Postal Service. This as the postal Service and Mail in ballots had become major issues in the 2020 election, Michael Waldman heads the Brennan Center for Justice at noon. You among those who suggested that there deliberately sabotaging The post office is president Trump himself who said the other day that he didn't want to fund it because then it would be able to deliver people's ballots. I will tell you in the history of the country. No president has ever said anything remotely like that before. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy says the Postal Service needs funding and it's not on Ly because of voting. It's not as though it exists just for vote by mail. Think about the seniors who rely on it for medicines are veterans. Our small businesses, the commerce associate ID with the backbone of this country. We need to fund a postal service. We need to root for its success. A supposed to the opposite. He was on Fox News Sunday. The brother of President Trump Rubber. Trump died last night. At the age of 71. Author David Cay Johnston has covered the Trump family four years He worked as an underling to Donald and he was treated like an underling. In fact, when Donald was in deep financial trouble in 1990 he openly discussed with executives who told me about this. Throwing Robert out of a Trump organization own department so they could sell it to help raise cash. Some encouraging news about protection from Cove in 19. The CDC now says those who recover from Corona virus can count on three months of immunity. Former FDA commissioner Dr Scott Gottlieb. This was the first study where they could say with certainty that for at least three months you have immunity that would guard against Reinfection actually said people have been exposed. The covert, who've had infection last three months. Don't need to self quarantine because the immunity is that absolute he was on CBS's face. The Nation New Zealand today announced it's the lane it's elections by four weeks because of a new co Vered 19 outbreak. Some very scary moments for shoppers at a San Antonio flea market today after at least one gunman opened fire in a crowded parking lot. It all happened really quickly..

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"michael waldman" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

04:12 min | 1 year ago

"michael waldman" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"On Wednesday, sounding clouds with high of 81 right now it's 67 degrees. Some rain around in Boston at 6 35 in the state is temporarily closed down a pool in Lawrence after an employee came into close contact with someone who tested positive for the Corona virus. The guy's lemur memorial swimming pool at 50 High Street is closed, effective immediately, until further notice. For deep cleaning and sanitation. Continuing conversation is the election approaches regarding mail in voting and the president's opposition to it. The USPS has now sent letters to more than 40 states, including Massachusetts, warning of the possibility that they might not be may able to get all the ballots in in time to be counted. Michael Waldman is president of the non partisan Brennan Center for Justice and in You School of Law, and he says states can avoid problems by taking early action. What stays need to do is to Make sure people have the ability to get those absentee ballots. Send out the applications early. Uh, let people start sending in the balance early. Aunt start counting early. The whole goal is to avoid chaos on Election Day. The president and first lady have both requested mail in ballots to vote in Florida. Appearing on CNN's state of the Union today, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows address stalled negotiations on a new covert relief package. Meadows said the president will sign a bill including finding funding for the U. S. P. S if Democrats give up on some other demands. Meanwhile, Vermont Senator Bernie Bernie Sanders calling on Republicans to back a plan that would extend a $600 federal unemployment benefit He spoke on ABC this week and pointed the finger. Republicans for delays in passing relief off the Republicans in the United States, said it do not want to contribute another nickel to American workers. Help during this crisis. That's the reality. Senator Sanders also slated to speak tomorrow night, the first night of the Democratic National Convention. Sanders says he'll focus his speech on the effort to keep American democracy alive and well. Also speaking tomorrow night for former first lady Michelle Obama, and I convention lasting four days, starting tomorrow, again in Milwaukee, the Republican National Convention set to start a week from tomorrow, setting the scene for the final two months before the Action. But there is uncertainty as to how many voters can actually be swayed at this point. Here's ABC is George Stephanopoulos is such a polarized nation right now that it's hard to see any big swings. In the vote. President Trump's approval rating's been pretty pretty steady at around 40 40 to for his entire presidency that Joe Biden's lead over Donald Trump has been in the 79 point range ever since the pandemic. Started started. It's hard to see much changing those numbers in a big way. It is 6 37 piling up in a couple of minutes. A virus outbreak on a college football team. Just like business apparel Makeup is losing some allure as more people work from home and as long as there are fewer places for people to go when going out. But while makeup company L'Oreal saw sales dropped 19% April through June, it's putting some lipstick on its outlook Loreal because I'm worth it. I'm pretty confident for the second half fruit because I think that the Time for beauty is strong, and Floreal chief executive Officer John Paula gone number two. I think that we would not see the same type of look downs confinement that we experience and to go on expects E commerce will keep getting stronger after online sales for the cosmetic Giants products grew 65% in the first half of the year, with an 80% jump in June and a further sign the pandemic is accelerating a digital shift among retailers worldwide, and Loreal is betting once things begin to Return to normal makeup sales will surge as people celebrate. I'm Steve POTUS. Bloomberg Business on W. B Z Boston's news Radio Europe can tell you there's a problem on your commute, but only tell you busy can tell you why and for how long.

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"michael waldman" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

03:27 min | 1 year ago

"michael waldman" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"To start off foggy end up cloudy high near 70 on Tuesday, warming Sunny with a high of 82 then on Wednesday, partly cloudy and a high of 81 right now it's 69 PVT 68. Matthew in 69 in Gloucester, 68 overcast in Boston at 4 34 new numbers out from the state Public Health Department 303 newly reported confirmed cases of covert 19 this afternoon. This is along with 11 additional deaths that brings the death toll. Above 8600. The state is temporarily closed down a pool in Lawrence after an employee came into close contact with someone who tested positive for covert 19. The guy's lawyer memorial swimming pool of 50 High Street is a closed effective immediately until further notice for deep cleaning and sanitation. Continuing conversation as the election approaches regarding mail in voting and the president's opposition to it. The USPS has now sent letters to more than 40 states, including Massachusetts, warning of the possibility that they not may be able to get all the ballots in in time to be counted. Michael Waldman is president of the non partisan Brennan Center for Justice at in You School of law, and he says that states can avoid problems by taking early action. What states need to do is to Make sure people have the ability to get those absentee ballots. Send out the applications early. Uh, let people start sending in the balance early. Aunt start counting early. The whole goal is to avoid chaos on Election Day. President and first lady have both requested mail in ballots to vote in Florida. Appearing on CNN's state of the Union today, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows address stalled negotiations on a new covert relief package. Meadows said the president will sign a bill or will consider signing a bill including funding for the U. S. P. S if Democrats give up on some of their other demands. Meanwhile, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders calling on Republicans to back a plan that would extend a $600 federal on Employment benefit. He spoke on a B C's this week, pointing the finger Republicans for delays in passing relief off the Republicans in the United States Senate do not want to contribute another nickel to American workers. Help during this crisis. That's the reality. Sanders also appeared on NBC's Meet The Press, where he previewed his speech to the Democratic convention. Sanders said he'll focus on the effort to keep American democracy alive and, well. He speaks tomorrow night along with former first lady Michelle Obama. Tomorrow is the first of four nights of the DNC in Milwaukee. The Republican National Convention is set to start a week from tomorrow, setting the scene for the final two months before the election. But there is uncertainty as to how many voters can actually be swayed at this point. That's such a polarized nation right now that it's hard to see any big swings in the vote. President Trump's approval rating's been pretty pretty steady at around 40 40 to for his entire presidency. That Joe Biden's lead over Donald Trump has been in the 79 point range. Ever since the pandemic started started, It's hard to see much changing those numbers in a big way. That was a B C's George Stephanopoulos. Right now we go to Bloomberg, with a check on business pandemic is put the heating ventilation and air conditioning industry in the spotlight..

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"michael waldman" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

03:51 min | 1 year ago

"michael waldman" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"The election approaches regarding male and voting and the president's opposition to it. The USPS has now sent letters to more than 40 states, including Massachusetts, warning of the possibility they may not be able to get all the ballots in in time to be counted. Michael Waldman is president of the non partisan Bread and sorry Brennan Center for Justice at in you School of law, he says states can avoid problems by taking early action, too. Is to make sure people have the ability to get those absentee ballots. Send out the applications early. Uh, let people start sending in the balance early. On start counting early. The whole goal is to avoid chaos on Election Day. A president and first lady have both requested mail in ballots to vote in Florida. Appearing today on CNN's state of the Union. White House chief of Staff Mark Meadows address stalled negotiation on a new coat Corona virus relief package. Meadows said the president will consider signing a bill including funding for the USPS if Democrats give up on some of their other demands. Meanwhile, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders calling on Republicans to back a plan, extending a $600 unemployment benefit till the end of the year, he spoke on ABC is this week. Ming, the finger Republicans for delays and passing relief half off the Republicans in the United States Senate do not want to contribute another nickel to American workers. Help during this crisis. That's the reality. Sanders also appeared on NBC's Meet The Press, where he previewed his speech to the upcoming Democratic convention. Sanders said he'll focus on the effort to keep American democracy alive and, well. He speaks tomorrow night along with former first lady Michelle Obama. And the Democratic National Convention lasting four days again starting tomorrow in Milwaukee, the Republican National Convention set to start a week from tomorrow, setting the scene for the final two months, 80 days before the election. But voters there's uncertainty as to how many voters can actually be swayed at this point. Here's ABC is George Stephanopoulos is such a polarized nation right now that it's hard to see any big swings. In the vote. President Trump's approval rating's been pretty pretty steady at around 40 40 to for his entire presidency, and Joe Biden's lead over Donald Trump has been in the 79 point range ever since the pandemic. Started started. It's hard to see much changing those numbers in a big way. As for any boost that Biden will receive coming out of Democratic convention, Jason Miller, President Trump's senior re election advisor, says that campaign isn't worried. Democrats get a nice bump from the convention. I wouldn't be surprised with upwards, even if 8 to 10 points. I do think it will be a pretty sizable bump. But look, this convention might play well in Brooklyn, New York. Not so much in Brooklyn, Iowa to 37. We gotta Bloomberg Business. It's nearing the end of the road for a compact and subcompact car models. A small car segment has been steadily shrinking because there's just been a lack of interest from Sofia Chi wrote The story for Bloomberg News. Most recently we have Honda discontinuing the set. And shortly before that, GM announced that it will dropping the Chevy Sonic and Toyota is parting ways with its urine. All with sticker prices under $20,000 to the smaller vehicles really aren't very profitable. They've got pretty low margins and you can't ignore the role of lower gasoline prices. Companies have responded and shift that their design and sails towards these larger vehicles, which provide more possibility, according to Kelley. Blue Book data, sales of compacts and sub compacts have been trending down for the past five years. Dipping to just 1.3% of all new car sales.

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"michael waldman" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

07:44 min | 1 year ago

"michael waldman" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"News. This's all things considered. I'm Ari Shapiro and I'm Elsa Chang. This month, The Justice Department celebrates its 150th anniversary. But thousands of veterans of the department aren't really feeling the love these days. Instead, they worry President Trump has demolished the norms that we're supposed to insulate prosecutions. In politics. At the center of that debate is Attorney General Bill Bar, He testifies this week on Capitol Hill, NPR National Justice correspondent Carrie Johnson reports. The modern history of the Justice Department is a reaction to the chaos in 1973. President Richard Nixon was staring down the Watergate investigation that would eventually lead to his downfall. I want you You know, beyond the shadow of a doubt. That during my term as president, justice will be pursued fairly. Fully. And impartially. In May, he named a new attorney general Elliot Richardson, a man of unimpeachable integrity and rigorously high principle. You can see where this is heading right. At his confirmation hearing to run the Justice Department, Richardson pledged to guarantee the independence of the Watergate probe. Richardson named a special prosecutor, Justus he had promised Congress. But five months later, the White House moved to tamper with the prosecutor and Richardson quit. He explained his decision to justice workers who gathered to give him a standing ovation. In the final analysis is a very integrity of the governmental process is I came to the Department of Justice. Help restore after that debacle nearly 50 years ago, Republicans and Democrats came together to agree on some bright lines at Justice President wouldn't use the Justice Department to go after their enemies or reward their friends. Michael Waldman of the Brennan Center for Justice explains. There was this idea that we were all better off if there was a really independence. Between the prosecutors and the president. That wasn't a lot. It was, however, a set of standards agreed to by Republican and Democratic President Donald Trump has put those standards in the shredder. Critics pointed three main examples one the decision to abandon the case against former national security advisor Michael Flynn to their early prison release for former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. And three overturning a punishment recommendation for Trump's longtime advisor Roger Stone. The president eventually swept away stones prison sentence altogether. Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey says the current attorney general was correct to review whether this stone case was handled fairly in a highly publicized politically fraud case. It was not only proper but also advisable for the attorney general's was sure If the government sentencing recommendations not promote that on more. The end New Casey says that Justice is lucky to have Bill Bar in charge at a difficult time. But thousands of Justice Department veterans have looked at those same examples and called for Attorney general bar to resign or face investigation himself. They say Those cases have damaged the department and its reputation is depressing. That's Bill Well. The former governor of Massachusetts early in his career well led the criminal division at Justice under Republican President Reagan. More recently, he ran for president this year against Donald Trump Well, thinks justice's supposed to operate free from politics. Instead, he says, it's now hostage to the president's tweets. Let's be honest, he despises the whole idea of the rule of law. He despises the notion that you do justice without fear or favor. He's he's happier if he thinks the fixing James last month, attorney General Bar told NPR he's doing his job, not systematically protecting the president. But the president's tweets appear to direct the Justice Department to target his enemies. It does look like something untoward is going on in the Justice Department. There's no doubt about that. Harvard law professor Jack Goldman says Trump's public comments Complicate matters for Bill Bar. The problem is that he seems to be acting as the bag man for the president. Who has in been attacking these prosecutions for years, and whether there's the reality of carrying the president's water. There's clearly the appearance of it, and it has a terrible impact. I think on the Justice Department's legitimacy and everything adults, Goldsmith and other legal experts are starting to think about what should happen next in order to shore up public confidence in the Justice Department. Goldsmith says Congress could make clear conflict of interest and obstruction of justice laws apply to the president. Lawmakers could put constraints on some of the corrupt uses of the pardon power and declare a president can't pardon himself. Some members of Congress and public interest groups have proposed legislation that would limit contacts between the Justice Department and the White House. But former deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick is wary about that I personally Don't like most of the legislative ideas that have been bandied about For addressing alleged political influence at the department their time, she says, when Justice Department leaders need to be in touch with the White House in cases that involve international officials for the economy. In the end, the heavy work to shore up confidence in the Justice Department's independence may need to come from the next president and the next attorney general. Again, Jack Goldsmith. In the past the best reforms of The executive branch to make sure it acts with integrity have come from within the executive branch. That's what happened after Watergate when leaders issued new rules of the road to restore faith in the rule of law. Back then people needed a reason to trust the actions of the Justice Department and have confidence that politics played no role in prosecutions. Carrie Johnson NPR NEWS Washington During recessions like the one we're in now, economists and business reporters look at a lot of different indicators to determine the overall health of the economy indicators like consumer confidence, durable goods purchases, and until now. The lipstick index that term the lipstick index was coined by someone who knows lipstick. Leonard Lauder is the son of Este Lauder, founder of the makeup company. He came up with the Lipstick index during the economic downturn after 9 11 Here's how Kelly doubles explains that she's a cosmetic chemist in Cincinnati that women were still going, Tio. By themselves a little pick me up, even during a downturn and economic cycle because it's relatively inexpensive, and it's a nice treat for themselves. In other words, when the economy goes down, lipstick sales go up. But like so much else in the world, the Corona virus has turned the lipstick index on its head. The reason being masks speaking from experience mass and lipstick Just don't mix. I've already stained a bunch of my masks, Ari. So why am I even bothering with lipstick? I wish I could say I feel your pain, but I have not had that problem. Jennifer Spaulding Schmidt is senior partner at McKinsey and Company. What we see now, obviously with masks is that people are not buying lipstick, but people are still looking for inexpensive ways to treat themselves what they I'm buying his nail care nail polish to do their own nails. They're buying skincare products. So kiss lipstick index. Good bye and say hello to a new economic indicator. I think for seeing the new nail index Do my head check..

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"michael waldman" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

07:42 min | 1 year ago

"michael waldman" Discussed on KCRW

"To the five It's 3 20 From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Ari Shapiro and I'm Elsa Chang. This month, The Justice Department celebrates its 150th anniversary. But thousands of veterans of the department aren't really feeling the love these days. Instead, they worry President Trump has demolished the norms that we're supposed to insulate prosecutions. In politics. At the center of that debate is Attorney General Bill Bar, He testifies this week on Capitol Hill, NPR National Justice correspondent Carrie Johnson reports. The modern history of the Justice Department is a reaction to the chaos in 1973. President Richard Nixon was staring down the Watergate investigation that would eventually lead to his downfall. I want you You know, beyond the shadow of a doubt. That during my term as president, justice will be pursued fairly. Fully. And impartially. In May, he named a new attorney general Elliot Richardson, a man of unimpeachable integrity and rigorously high principle. You can see where this is heading right. At his confirmation hearing to run the Justice Department, Richardson pledged to guarantee the independence of the Watergate probe. Richardson named a special prosecutor, Justus he had promised Congress But five months later, the White House moved to tamper with the prosecutor and Richardson quit. He explained his decision to justice workers who gathered to give him a standing ovation. In the final analysis is a very integrity of the governmental process is I came to the Department of Justice. Help restore after that debacle nearly 50 years ago, Republicans and Democrats came together to agree on some bright lines at Justice President wouldn't use the Justice Department to go after their enemies or reward their friends. Michael Waldman of the Brennan Center for Justice explains. There was this idea that we were all better off if there was a really independence. Between the prosecutors and the president. That wasn't a lot. It was, however, a set of standards agreed to by Republican and Democratic presidents, Donald Trump has put those standards in the shredder. Critics pointed three main examples one the decision to abandon the case against former national security advisor Michael Flynn to their early prison release for former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. And three overturning a punishment recommendation for Trump's longtime advisor Roger Stone. The president eventually swept away stones prison sentence altogether. Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey says the current attorney general was correct to review whether the stone case was handled fairly in a highly publicized politically fraud case. It was not only proper but also advisable for the attorney general was sure If the government sentencing recommendations not promote that on war, the end New Casey says that justice is lucky to have Bill Bar in charge at a difficult time. But thousands of Justice Department veterans have looked at those same examples and called for Attorney general bar to resign or face investigation himself. They say those cases have damaged the department and its reputation. It is depressing. That's Bill Well, the former governor of Massachusetts early in his career well led the criminal division at Justice under Republican President Reagan more recently ran for president this year against Donald Trump. Well, thinks justice's supposed to operate free from politics. Instead, he says, it's now hostage to the president's tweets. Let's be honest. He despises the whole idea of the rule of law. He despises the notion that you do justice without fear or favor. He's he's happier if he thinks the fixings in last month, attorney General Bar told NPR he's doing his job not systematically protecting the president. But the president's tweets appear to direct the Justice Department to target his enemies. It does look like something untoward is going on in the Justice Department. There's no doubt about that. Harvard law professor Jack Goldman says Trump's public comments Complicate matters for Bill Bar. The problem is that he seems to be acting as the bag man for the president, who has in been attacking these prosecutions for years. And whether there's the reality of carrying the president's water. There's clearly the appearance of it, and it has a terrible impact. I think on the Justice Department's legitimacy and everything and guts, Goldsmith and other legal experts are starting to think about what should happen next in order to shore up public confidence in the Justice Department. Goldsman says Congress could make clear conflict of interest and obstruction of justice laws apply to the president. Lawmakers could put constraints on some of the corrupt uses of the pardon power and declare a president can't pardon himself. Some members of Congress and public interest groups have proposed legislation that would limit contacts between the Justice Department and the White House. But former deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick is wary about that I personally Don't like most of the legislative ideas that have been bandied about for addressing alleged political influence at the department their time, she says, when Justice Department leaders need to be in touch with the White House, in cases that involve international officials or the economy in the end the heavy work to shore up confidence in the Justice Department's independence Many to come from the next president and the next attorney general again, Jack Goldsmith. In the past the best reforms of The executive range to make sure it acts with integrity have come from within the executive branch. That's what happened after Watergate when leaders issued new rules of the road to restore faith in the rule of law. Back then people needed a reason to trust the actions of the Justice Department and have confidence that politics played no role in prosecutions. Carrie Johnson NPR NEWS Washington During recessions like the one we're in now, economists and business reporters look at a lot of different indicators to determine the overall health of the economy indicators like consumer confidence, durable goods purchases, and until now. The lipstick index that term the lipstick index was coined by someone who knows lipstick. Leonard Lauder is the son of Este Lauder, founder of the makeup company. He came up with the Lipstick index during the economic downturn after 9 11 Here's how Kelly doubles explains that she's a cosmetic chemist in Cincinnati that women were still going, Tio. By themselves a little pick me up, even during a downturn and economic cycle because it's relatively inexpensive, and it's a nice treat for themselves. In other words, when the economy goes down, lipstick sales go up. But like so much else in the world, the Corona virus has turned the lipstick index on its head. The reason being masks speaking from experience mass and lipstick Just don't mix. I've already stained a bunch of my masks, Ari. So why am I even bothering with lipstick? I wish I could say I feel your pain, but I have not had that problem. Jennifer Spaulding Schmidt is senior partner at McKinsey and Company. What we see now, obviously with masks is that people are not buying lipstick, but people are still looking for inexpensive ways to treat themselves what they I'm buying his nail care nail polish to do their own nails. They're buying skincare products. So kiss lipstick index. Good bye and say hello to a new economic indicator. I think for seeing the new nail index.

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A Low-Turnout Election is Solvable (Even During COVID-19)

Solvable

04:54 min | 1 year ago

A Low-Turnout Election is Solvable (Even During COVID-19)

"The stakes are extremely high for this year's election. Experts had anticipated the largest turn out in a century, states were registering voters and preparing their precincts, and then covid nineteen head. Priority suddenly shifted. You don't want governor being able to say Oh. I'M GONNA postpone an election. I mean we've had elections in this country under all kinds of dire circumstances, wars in fact, pandemics in the past having the paper ballot having that backup so that you can do an audit so that you can see if there was fraud so that you can do a recount that turns out to be the best system of all turn. Is there an argument other than the purely partisan one? That more voting may advantage one versus the other you more likely to be struck by lightning. Than commit in person voter impersonation in the United States. But. There are other real hurdles to this year's election. With millions of Americans vulnerable to a deadly pandemic. Social distancing measure is now a familiar part of life and the country facing what is perhaps the largest economic crisis in its history, the challenge of securing safe election with high rates of participation is huge. We can have an election that is participatory. With robust turn out in twenty twenty. This is a solvable problem. Michael Waldman is the author of the book the fight to vote. He's the president of the Brennan. Center, for Justice at Nyu. It's non-partisan law and Policy Institute that focuses on improving systems of democracy. Waldman's an expert in the practicalities of the democratic process. He's identified some straightforward solutions to this year's election challenges. My solvable is having an election. That is safe and secure and fully participatory in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic and might. We can't really predict what it's going to be like in November. What are the main things we as a country and as states need to do? You're right that we don't know what it's going to be like in November. The line is we need to? Upgrade how we run elections in the United States for twenty twenty, so that people have the option voting by mail so that there are safe in person options and ample early voting, so that people can register to vote safely and so that we count the ballots in a careful way recognizing that everything's changed. Vote by mail seems like a pretty simple and obvious solution. I mean I understand their legal obstacles in some states in their funding obstacles, but in your ideal world. Wouldn't we just send a prepaid? To everybody WHO's registered and encourage them to vote that way? We'll a lot of states already run their elections by vote by mail, Western states especially like a California and Oregon and Washington. And Colorado and Utah. That's pretty much how people vote right now it will be. Impossible to imagine the whole country. Moving to vote by mail in November. What we can do in the meantime is make it so that people are notified of their a opportunity to get a ballot and they don't need an excuse. They don't need a doctor's note, and we have every reason to think that most people right now will WanNa vote that way yeah I mean. You wrote a whole book about the history of voting and the expansion of voting rights in this. This country, the thing I don't understand about it. Older people who tend to be more conservative tend to vote with Republicans are the most in need of remote voting options and the most in jeopardy from having to go out to vote in person yet it seems to be conservatives who were fighting the vote by mail. Thing so, can you explain that to me well? You know there's lots of things. When it comes to voting. That are controversial with have been partisan fights. If you think about something like the debate over what kind of voter makes sense, that's pretty intense and has been. In the kind of Democrat. Republican left right way. Vote by mail has not been one of the controversial things. The further away you get from. The Fox News set or I guess the White House podium, the left part is in. This is trump. I said out loud. What you really not supposed to say, which is oh, we'll get levels voting there so high. That will never win. And then. After a few days he realized he'd gone off script and what he says. Oh I'm very worried about the specter of voter fraud, but he really made clear. The goal was to restrict. The electorate

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"michael waldman" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

03:29 min | 2 years ago

"michael waldman" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Chance to speak we're speaking with Michael Waldman he's the president of Brennan center for justice down and and why you you mention section five of the voting rights act let's talk about that a bring us up to speed on that because it was it was a time that certain states in certain districts had to go to the justice former for approval if they were to change their voting rolls any way shape or form that has been struck down as I understand the Supreme Court one is been the aftermath this is the automatic still is a fact but you don't have to go to the justice department you can bring an action is I understand on the voting rights act they be doing that well the thing you can do now under the voting rights act is after something is all said and done after somebody who maybe got elected he after racial discrimination voting is in office you can sue after the fact that it is not remotely is effective and the voting rights act and it's poignant of course even talk about it as we've learned of the illness of John Lewis who was that the hero one of the heroes in Selma Alabama who was beaten by police and whose struggle and sacrifice help educate the country as to why you need a voting rights act of nineteen sixty five it has been the most effective civil rights law in the country's history it said that states that had a history of racial discrimination in voting if they wanted to change their practices or laws or do things like purge people from the rolls they had to get pre approval in advance from the justice department or federal court and that fact really made a difference it really change the country in a very positive way and what happened was in twenty thirteen Chief Justice Roberts wrote an opinion he said it in Shelby County it was called the said basically that was then this is now we don't have these problems anymore justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote a dissent she said that's like standing in a rain snow or holding an umbrella and not getting wet and therefore concluding you don't need an umbrella you're not wet what happened after that decision was there was a wave in the southern states especially of new laws new practices such as the surgeon purging in in those states and other things that make it harder for some people to vote and so it's unfortunately a even though it's neutral and high tech it's a bit of a throwback and was green lighted by the United States Supreme Court so let's turn the other side of this from and that is a move in some states to allow former felons to vote which originally had been banned we actually have the new Kentucky governors pressure speaking out of this is what he said I believe in the wall as Attorney General I was proud to work with law enforcement to prosecute those that have broken the law and to make sure that we sought justice I also believe in redemption in second chances so what what's the status of that how many states are moving for that what is that prevalent it's a great question because while you have these intense and often partisan fights over here on voting over here you have real heartening progress on something that is a legacy of the Jim crow era which is these laws that different states they're different ways we we don't have one election system in this country we have fifty states in actually thousands of counties doing this that have said in a lot of places if you have a past criminal conviction you can't vote or you have to go through a lot to get your right to vote restored that was Michael Waldman president of the Brennan center for justice at NYU law school coming up twenty twenty marks the decennial U. S. census with the Sun Belt headed toward gains in.

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"michael waldman" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

14:31 min | 3 years ago

"michael waldman" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"That. Raise a really interesting complex point. Because I remember having debates myself, I was not on the Clinton campaign or any campaign. I remember having debates before we say you worked in the Bill Clinton administration. Just question. Yeah. No I scars from previous investigations. So I have a sense of of you know, as I said that that a lot of these things are in fact, what people investigate, but with I in the run up to the election twenty sixteen I debated with a number of friends who are journalists. And I said look everybody knows this stuff was stolen by Russia. And they said, yeah. But lots of things that journalists print or convey, you know, legally obtain somehow and whistle blowers. There's also breaking the law, and it got to the point where you know. I asked someone hey, you're saying that if she Gordon Liddy broke into the Watergate and stole the files, but instead of giving Nixon the transcripts face to the Washington Post that would have been okay, I think this is really hard thing. Now that we know that foreign governments or people like that have the ability to weaponize this stuff, it's really challenging Justice. We the New York Times. Printed stuff from the WikiLeaks Russian hacked, the Hillary Clinton campaign emails in an article without identifying him, I don't believe as coming from Russia in in an article that the fight between a liberal interest group and the sands campaign. So I think we all have to grapple with this kind of new moment of understanding. Right. And and not to go down this rabbit hole. When there's so much from today to talk about, but a journalist could certainly argue back that we get leaks of true material factual material from all kinds of unsavory sources for all kinds of self interested reasons, and that's part of how the journalistic sausage gets made. It's our job to call out the potential motives as far as we can determine them or the apparent motive. As far as we can determine them of of anybody who is on savory or doing things for self interested reasons who does leak that will material, but it would be beyond the journalists write in an ethical sense to then withhold that material from the public because of that if it's factual material that's relevant to the public interest. But I guess that's that's another. That's a show for them. And all kinds of motives, but that doesn't mean they're not letting the public know really important information that the basis for setting whether the information should be released but not to go down the rabbit hole. But but that that is the quote defense as a legal matter. It's interesting. My guest is Michael Waldman. President of the Brennan center for Justice at the NYU law school as we react to the news conference that concluded about fifteen minutes ago by attorney general William bar with his description of the main conclusions of the mother report, basically, no collusion. I mean, he was so unequivocal about no collusion, and we'll get into that next. And he said he disagreed with Robert Muller's theories of what would constitute obstruction of Justice. But that even with Muller's theories as the guidelines there was no obstruction that part is. More vague than his conclusions about collusion. And so let's let's get into that. Let's get into each of those two things he said volume one of the investigation was on Trump campaign conspiracy or coordination with the Russian interference. I'll say again that bar. Does acknowledge because the mullahs report makes clear that the Russians did seek to interfere. Trump hasn't even accepted that but Muller and Baugh do accept that. Russia did seek to interfere in the election. But the mother report, according to the attorney general. Concludes that the Russians did not have the cooperation of Trump himself or the Trump campaign. He said we should be grateful that that was confirmed. He he said, no one with the Trump campaign. No american. In fact, no American person think he said, no US person colluded with Russia, and he did use the word collude in addition to the legal terms of conspiracy or coordinate, and he was so unequivocal about that Michael again, you know, because of the ethically creaky nature of this whole news conference coming before congress or the public or reporters could see the material we really don't know how this is going to contradict or be contradicted by the mother report itself, but bar certainly putting himself out there. And if the mother report Willie says, it's pretty says it pretty differently. Is going to be pretty vulnerable. So for the moment, this is what we have to go on that. He says Muller concluded that there just was no cooperation with Russia. No collusion, legal or illegal having to do with interference in the campaign. How did you hear and what's your reaction? Yes. So you're right. And I guess one thing I think people will want to do very quickly in the Rams arrived on Capitol Hill, which I guess is how they're making this known this kind of charmingly retro. Then you have to go out to some e- junkyard and find a disk drive to play. But anyway. The I think everyone will do word search for the word collusion to see does Robert Muller actually, saying, no collusion. No, collusion, like Trump tweet or that. You know, an interpretation by Trump defender of what molar concludes. We don't know it is important and actually valuable that Muller that he already has done in the indictments and in the speaking dive into the narrative parts of which are so gripping that he's done over the month. Muller makes clear and bar has now reaffirmed that Russia did attack our democracy. That there were tremendous vulnerabilities in our system in a whole bunch of different ways. Not just emails, but the integrity of voting machines. The integrity of voter registration lists and that Russia really ran Muller described basically dark money operation out of Saint Petersburg Russia on behalf of Donald Trump. And we as a country have to take this very seriously and understand that we need to take steps to protect our democracy. So it doesn't happen again. And, you know, the partisan fighting over Trump screaming, no collusion. No collusion has been one thing that's gotten in the way that live. There has been considerable progress actually congress actually cared for hundred almost four hundred million dollars for states, for example to buy new voting machines for Justice purpose, but we all need to take seriously. What it says about Russian interference in the election? You know, taking at face value, which may not be warranted. What bar is saying what bars saying is that the Trump campaign was the beneficiary of the interference. And maybe maybe an unwitting dupe of interference. But did not legally collude work collaboratively conspire, and again, collusion is not a legal word. I. Let's see what it really says. But I think that the underlying the underlying severity of the threat from Russia. And in this case it was Russia, but it could be somebody else. It could be North Korea to be domestic malevolent actors. We have to do a lot to take seriously what we need to fix our system, the secure elections act that Amy klobuchar and Republican Senator Lankford introduced that actually was in bodied in HR one the democracy reform Bill passed that has representatives last month. There are things that can be done nationwide. Local officials in big role, but it, you know, Dan, Coats, the director of national intelligence before this last election said the lights are blinking red about possible Russia's interference. And this should remind us the lights are still blinking red. Right. And you know, there's there are questions about the implications for our. Democracy, whether whether or not illegal collusion or conspiracy took place, for example, we have a tweet, and we'll start bringing in some some listeners voices here with Michael Waldman. Head of the Brennan center for Justice at NYU. And now the tweets are coming so fast from listeners that I've lost the one that I was going to read to you. But I'll summarize it from memory, and that that, and that's that this isn't just about. Illegal conspiracy or obstruction of Justice. We should also be talking about this in terms of abuse of power by the president in in a more general sense. What do you think about that? I think that is exactly right. That's first of all it's true on the even on the Russia. Interference aspect because we want our president to do is not just not be guilty of being a co conspirator. But what is that president doing to stand up for the country to defend the country, but especially on the obstruction of Justice. And all these things has this president abused power. And we will see but even from bars tap dancing. It seems as if there's certainly evidence and we've all seen a lot of it. Ourselves of that kind of abuse of power. I think we would be in a terrible situation as a country if a president under investigation can with impunity fire. The FBI director say the reason is to shut off the investigation or just concerns about the investigation, and basically just get away with it because his motives were pure because the press was criticizing him, which was basically what bar said. That if we let that stand as a society, and I'm not saying that the peach remedy, but if we don't make clear that that is an abuse of power, then we have moved very far away from what we want to be a nation that rule of law to protect us. You know, our colleagues on the media have released a breaking news consumers. Handbook Muller addition with eleven things for regular people out there who don't work in politics and don't look in the news media to keep in mind as they consume news of the mother report and the mother investigation, generally and breaking news consumers handbook tip number one on that list. Is collusion isn't the whole story? There could be fifty shades of corruption. So just a good reminder from our fence at on the media right to look at the details, and what they actually mean not just the top line. Finding. To give an example, one of the things that we believe to happen. Then maybe it'll be in the report or maybe not is that pardons were discussed witnesses with potential defendants on this. And you hear the president's defenders sometimes say, well, the pardon power is in the constitution. Therefore, it can't be a legal to use it, even if you're a bad guy when you're doing it, and that may be one underlies some of the legal conclusions even even Muller's legal conclusions. But that has never been the standard for the public or for congress one of the articles of impeachment against Richard Nixon. For example, was that he dangled pardons in front of the Watergate burglars and. That was one of the articles that was out and was proceeding when Nixon resigned of just because something is otherwise legal or otherwise. Constitutional even in the constitution. Doesn't mean it can't be part of a pattern of obstruction of Justice or abuse of power. You know, I have a right as a citizen to drive to drive and travel. I don't have the right to drive again away car. There's you know corrupt intent and participation in corrupt activities has everything to do with motive. And this does go to one question that I was really somewhat surprised didn't get asked at the press conference. To understand. I it seems as though at least according to the Washington Post. Coverage Lee last night, which they may have been maybe accurate or they may have been getting one side of the story. It seems as though the notion that there was no criminal obstruction of Justice had to do with Trump's motive. Did he have a corrupt motive in doing? What he did? And of course, as we know he was never interviewed by the special counsel. They decided to take written answers lawyer up answers, rather, I guess than go through the lengthy and protracted process of getting the supreme court to rule I think that's an important point that they're going to have to get more of an answer on from bar or Muller because for people who follow this process closely.

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"michael waldman" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

04:54 min | 3 years ago

"michael waldman" Discussed on KCRW

"NPR news in Washington, I'm korva Coleman. President Trump travels to the southern border in Texas today NPR's Windsor Johnston reports visit comes on the twentieth. Day of a partial government shutdown and a bipartisan dispute over his demand for a border wall. Trump is taking his argument for a wall to Texas today. Even though the trip is unlikely to make any headway amid the ongoing dispute over border funding. Michael Waldman is the president of the Brennan center for Justice is explicitly a photo op, but as the Hinch of the shutdown really gets felt across the country and millions of lives get affected or disrupted. I suspect people have less collartoo to that. Kind of Trump himself has reportedly dismissed today's trip as pointless after an off the record lunch with network anchors on Tuesday, the New York Times and other media outlets reported that Trump said his visit quote wouldn't change a damn thing. Windsor johnston. NPR news Washington as the partial government shutdown continues, the national air traffic controllers association warns it could worsen a staffing crisis in the industry. Main public radio's nor flare t- reports members are holding a rally in Washington today to call for an end to the shutdown the union blames much of the staffing problem on repeated federal government shutdowns and says controllers who aren't getting paid under the shutdown may just retire while younger ones may look for work in another industry training is also being delayed because the Federal Aviation academy and Oklahoma is closed as it has been underpass shutdown SNorre flare de reporting other workers furloughed from the federal government includes safety inspectors for the Federal Aviation Administration. Donald planes are getting inspected. Most federal courts are open, but US immigration courts are closed. These courts already had an enormous backlog of cases, the former commanding officer of the Guantanamo Bay military base, east facing federal criminal charges. As NPR's Ryan, Lucas reports the charges stem from the twenty death of a civilian who worked at the base. US navy, captain John nettleton faces ten counts in all including false statements. Falsifying records and obstruction of Justice. The charges contained in a federal indictment unsealed in Florida relate to the death of Christopher whose body was found floating in the waters of Guantanamo Bay. In two thousand fifteen tour had worked as a civilian at the base. The indictment says nettleton hit from investigators that he had had an affair with tears wife. Nettleton also hit that he had had a fight with her the night that her went missing nettleton. Initial court appearance is Wednesday in Jacksonville, Florida, Ryan, Lucas NPR news, Washington election officials in Democratic Republic of Congo say the winner of the presidential election in December is opposition leader Felix Chesa, Katie. But reports from the DRC say that religious groups believe their observations don't show him as the winner and opposition candidate is also disputing the results. This is NPR. The biggest car maker in Britain Jaguar Land Rover is expected to announce thousands of layoffs today as NPR's Frank Langfitt reports from London the reasons include falling sales in China and anxiety over Brexit. British media report that about five thousand of the company's forty thousand UK staff could leave the firms responding to a series of challenges. China was once Jaguar land Rover's biggest and most lucrative market but sales there have fallen by about half because of import duties and declining consumer confidence China's slowing growth in a trade war with the US have consumers holding off on big ticket purchases. The companies also worried about Brexit. And this warned that if the UK walks away from the European Union with no deal on a future relationship. It could force. It's UK factories to stop production because they depend on a steady flow of parts from the continent. In addition, the firm's diesel car sales have plunged in the wake of the two thousand fifteen VW mission scandal, Frank Langfitt, NPR news, London. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo is in Cairo where he'll. Deliver a speech later today. He's expected to say the US remains a force for good in the region, especially compared to Iran pump was also reassuring US allies in the region. 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"michael waldman" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

04:02 min | 3 years ago

"michael waldman" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"The transcripts of our witnesses fully available to special counsel for any purpose, including the bringing a perjury charges. If necessary against any of the witnesses, but also to see the evidence that they contain and help flesh out the picture for the special counsel. What do you think about releasing them to the public as well? I want that to happen as soon as possible Chris to our priorities. Protect Muller, send evidence to molar. And we've got a lot of evidence that the Republicans would not send over to Muller. And then make sure the public understands. What Muller did is soon as molar is done. That's my priority. So I wanna play you something else that someone on my show. Michael Waldman who worked for for Bill Clinton speechwriter is the Brennan center said that really clicks something into place for me about how understand the moment. We're in and the need for public nece for public hearings public investigation. Take a listen. There has to be a case made to the public, and it real tangible visible dramatic way about what has gone wrong. I do worry about the idea that this silent G man is going to deliver the facts all the scandals that have made the history in the country. There's been a real congressional investigation. They have power and they need to use it. Do you agree with that? Absolutely. And we saw that with Watergate the powerful testimony from John dean that opened the investigation wide open as far as the public's concern. And right now, you know, who is benefiting from the darkness, especially on the house investigation are the witnesses because they're all working together. And we saw that investigation. Some of them are represented you've got three or four people represented by the same lawyer. So they're sharing stories they're getting their account straight. And the only people in the dark are the American people. And I think it'd be it would really help us if we're going to protect the ballot box going forward. If the American people understand what? Russia did who they worked with and what we can do to make sure it never happens again. Yeah. So I guess the question is, you know, I've talked to the congressman chair Schiff about this few days ago about what the plan is for how much and how in a kind of set of public hearings on just these matters that you've already sort of investigated, but what's the plan for them? So there there will be public hearings. And I know chairman chef has talked about that I will defer to him on who they who they are with and when they happen, but we wanted to in the past to balance the interest of making sure witnesses weren't sharing accounts with each other. And they weren't able to kind of get their story straight. And that's why there was a need to do it underground. But this has been going on a couple years now. And I don't think you're really protecting against that much knowing that Muller probably has interviewed the bulk of the witnesses. So now, it's time for the public to understand why this matters, and what's at stake here. Also in House Judiciary committee. I've talked to the chair there to Jerry Nadler about the attorney general the United States, Mr. Whittaker who it's unclear whether he's willing to come for your committee. But every day goes by and this individual who is being sued in three or four different lawsuits who has been ruled not an actually principle. Neth necessitating Senate confirmation is the chief law enforcement officer, the US Willie come before your committee. Yes, he cannot hide from our committee as he would would have been able to if Democrats had not won the congress, presidential immunity is over Chris. We will subpoena him. That's subpoena will be upheld in the courts, and he's going to have to defend his investigation, and whether or not he's made any promises to President Trump. We'd rather see that done voluntarily this is the United States. This shouldn't be adversarial for the people's attorney general to come to congress and tell the American people what his priorities are. And whether he can uphold a lawful investigation. Do you anticipate that he will try to run out the clock because obviously there's going to be confirmation hearings for William bar has been nominated to succeed him. But it seems to me important to get them there. Whether he's the acting attorney general or not, do you agree. We're not going to let that happen. I know chairman Nadler is determined to get him of a force..

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"michael waldman" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

04:13 min | 3 years ago

"michael waldman" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"But that's here's the question this, and they did that because of the process that was fair because as Michael said the facts were brought publicly and they understood the constitutional requirement. Okay. But here's the question is that if due process infects matter in two thousand nine nineteen the way they mattered in nineteen seventy four nineteen seventy five because there is a reasonably they don't the persuasion is impossible that the hermetic sealing of certain portions of population are such that no matter how fair you are no matter how damning the facts are. They cannot pen. Treat people's mind to get level consensus that you're not going to penetrate All People's minds, even when Richard Nixon resigned with the house tradit- air committee, unanimous twenty twenty some odd percent of the American people support him. We don't have to persuade all the Americans, but you have to persuade a majority of Americans, and that's going to happen. Just by slogans, and it's not going to happen because you don't like his policies. That's not the way it's going to work. And remember you day. Bill Clinton was impeached in the Gallup poll, he was at seventy three percent. They peach him the wing and the little love God. They just lost where they lost seats because they were going to impeach. So the politics matters a lot. But here's an example of something Rudy Giuliani, as you know in his bizarro. Pretend lawyer phase says oh, you can't you can't prosecute a president for obstruction of Justice for things that he can do like firing somebody you certainly can impeach the president for abuse. That was one of the counts against Richard Nixon and the. Very kind of the incredible reaching into the independent law enforcement, violates people's sense of the constitution of violates people's sense of right and wrong. And they haven't yet heard it from the mouths of the people that's blocked. That's and that's critical in Watergate. We did that the Senate committee did that. But just take one example, the dangling of the parts Richard Nixon dangled pardons in front of the burglars. That was one of the ways of keeping them, quiet. That was an obstruction of Justice. In fact, we used it into onto counts of impeachment for Nixon. We don't know all the facts about Donald Trump and the pardons. We know that he's appears to dangle them. But those facts have to be brought out if you bring out those facts, if you bring in they show that the president actually authorized it was involved in that and tried to stop the investigation by offering pardons, you show, the American people, the precedent regard to Nixon you show them what the constitution says, which is high crimes and misdemeanors agree. Misuse of powers, then you begin to persuade the majority of the overwhelming majority support, and there is a link. I think to near attendant mentioned, which is the introduction today of really sweeping democracy reform legislation campaign finance reform, public financing automatic voter registration ethics rules people. See this all as a response to the attack on our democracy. And again, it's part of building a public case has broad consensus about democratic integrity of fighting corruption. And then not only makes things go smoother. It helps build a public argument for different approach across a whole bunch of different areas. Is there timing questionnaire mind like part of part of what's strange here is to what Michelle was saying? What's leave is? There's a bunch of stuff already out there. Like dollar aside. Only some of it is out of good example. We have tantalizing tidbits about this. Do you have enough of a case in my opinion? Not quite yet. So somebody wrote an article in the time saying that impeachment was inevitable. I don't know that impeachment is inevitable. But the prelude to impeachment has to be inevitable and that is full investigation. And and this Michael said, they lot of this has to be in public because is a public education function that has not been performed home. Trust finally has investigators. He can't fire or threaten to fire. And there's a TV camera watching. Let's see what happens Liz, Holzman and Michael Waldman. Great to have you both next with no end in sight for the Trump shut down the president says he's prepared to keep the government closed. I this is serious. He says this for months or even a year look at potential breaking points in two minutes..

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