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"From NPR News. I'm Jack Spear, President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden Me tonight for the final presidential debate of 2020. It's the last time voters will get a side by side comparison of the two candidates before Election Day. NPR. Sam Greene glasses more Tonight is just the second presidential debate Last week, The candidates participated in separate town halls at the same time, but tonight, Trump and Biden will be on the same stage again. The last time they met up, the debate was plagued by interruptions largely from the president. Even some Republicans felt like that performance hurt Trump with undecided voters. This time, organizers hope to exercise a bit more control. At the start of each segment on Ly, the candidate who has the floor will have his microphone open. Sandrine Glass NPR NEWS Washington Jamie Cockney Barrett is a step closer to the Supreme Court. NPR's Brian Naylor reports. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved her nomination this morning, sending it on to the full Senate. The 12 Republicans on the panel voted unanimously in favor of Barrett. But Democrats on the committee boycotted the proceeding, saying Barrettes nomination was being rushed through the Senate during an election that's already underway. Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham of South Carolina Republican brushed aside the absence of Democrats. And ordered the vote to take place. Mr Chairman, the votes or 12 years. 10 no votes. The nomination will be reported favorably to the floor with a unanimous The Barretts nomination now moves to the full Senate, which is scheduled to vote on Monday. If, as expected, she's approved, the court will have a 6 to 3 Conservative majority. Brian Naylor. NPR News, an independent board that will review Facebook's decisions over what content it allows users to post is up and running. NPR Shannon Bond explains. The board is unlikely to weigh in on post related to the U. S presidential election, though Facebook's new oversight board can overrule the company's decisions over which posts it takes down and which it allows to stay up on its platform. Two years after Facebook CEO first proposed the board, it now says it will begin accepting appeals from Facebook and Instagram users who think their posts were unfairly removed. It will also review cases referred by Facebook itself. The company must abide by the board's decisions. The board is expected to review on Ly a tiny fraction of the millions of appeals Facebook receives every year. The review process can take up to 90 days. Shannon Bond, NPR News, With both business and leisure travel down dramatically due to the Corona virus pandemic, the major airlines reporting increasingly deep pools of red ink. American Airlines announced a lost $2.4 billion in the third quarter, while Southwest posted a loss of 1.16 billion. Stocks closed higher today that out 152 points the NASDAQ Rose 21 points the S and P 500 rows 17 points. This's NPR This is WN Y C in New York. I'm lance lucky. Hundreds of volunteer poll monitors will be on hand at voting sites in New York starting this weekend. It's part of a push by a statewide nonpartisan election protection program to ensure voters get correct information. Susan Learner is the executive director of Common Cause. New York, She says the volunteers will be able to answer questions such as Am I at the right polling.
Senate Judiciary Committee sends Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination to full Senate as Democrats boycott vote
"And I'm Noelle King. Good morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Cockney Barrett. Mr Chairman, the votes for 12 years and 10 not present motion is passed. Thank you. All 12 Republican senators voted for her nomination. The committee's 10 Democrats did not show up. They were boycotting the proceedings. NPR congressional reporter Claudia Gonzales has been following this story and the proceedings. Good morning, Claudia. Good morning. No. Well so fairly short today. This morning. What happened? Yes, it all went by very quickly, all said, and done and under 12 minutes. This is a very traumatic Shift from what we saw last week with hours and hours of testimony at least 20 hours of questioning Barrett by the members on the panel, both Republicans and Democrats, But today Democrats boycotted they did not show up. Republican senators on the Judiciary Committee sidestepped that no show to move barrettes nomination forward to the full Senate. Democrats said they were boycotting because they wanted to highlight the damage that bear it would do to healthcare, reproductive and voting rights and the fact that the vote took place amid a presidential election. And this is one battle. Democrats say perhaps the lose, but they're looking to win a bigger war. Graham alluded to that when he talked about the next vote on the Senate floor. Let's take a listen They started this On May For up to May that be a 60 vote requirement in the Senate today, and he's referring to the Senate filibuster there. This is a requirement of 60 votes that was once needed to approve a nomination like barrettes. But the filibuster was eliminated in 2013 as Democrats struggled to move their judges forward when they control the chamber with the tight margin, So that's what Graham is referencing, and he added later that perhaps this will be addressed again in the future. However, now that the Senate is controlled by Republicans with tight margins, they're able to push through barrettes nomination with just 51 votes. It's a preview of the battles to calm that this will go on after barrettes nomination this conversation even as far as she goes to the floor to be considered by the full Senate, and we see if Democrats ultimately changed the dynamics of power in the Senate or the presidency through the upcoming election day. How did Democrat to respond today? They didn't just say nothing right? Yes, there had been rumors for days that Democrats could boycott these hearings. They were facing a lot of pressure from outside groups to even skip out on the hearings last week questioning their it. But they decided not to do that last week. Instead, they did it to Dae. So later yesterday, they confirmed that they would all not show today they're empty seats were filled instead with images of Americans who have used the affordable care act. This is a case that could become it could be considered before the court next month. And so this is one critical issue They've been highlighting all along. They also held a news conference after the vote. This was led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on the steps of the Capitol is take a listen. The nomination of Amy Cockney Barrel. Is the most illegitimate process I have ever witnessed in the Senate, and her potential confirmation will have dire, dire consequences. For the Senate. With his Supreme Court and our entire country for generations to come. So this was the theme they've been driving through this entire process. Barrett will shift the court to a 63 conservative majority, and they say she's a foe to the affordable care act. The landmark abortion rights case, Roe v. Wade, and she could play a role. If there's a dispute in the election. This is activated activated opposition as well. There were protesters outside the capital. Speaking against this nomination, this resulted in about a half a dozen arrests so far today I spoke to Judiciary Committee Democrat Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut yesterday, said the watchword for them is no more business. As usual. He and the other members have been driving home this point that this is a sham process. It's not normal. It's not writing Americans should see it for what it is and probably see more of this in the coming days, because there is so much acrimony over this nomination. Yes, exactly So many reasons. We're in the midst of a pandemic. We're rushing this through in 30 days, one of the fastest, we've seen the fight over health care. And, of course, you know the division between Republicans and Democrats. Really. Exemplified by President Trump pushing this forward and so there's a long history as well of these fights over the Supreme Court in the controversy surrounding these nominations if we go back to 2016, Democrats try to move forward. President Obama's nominee at the time. This is Judge Merrick. Garland and Republicans refused because they said they were so close to an election months away. But here we are now people are early voting and they're pushing this through. So this is set into motion a series of debates to calm and we're even hearing about it from the Democratic nominee Joe Biden this morning. We understand he told 60 minutes that he's going to create A study a commission to bipartisan commission to study whether they should add more seats to the courts a lot more to come here, including next week, right what happens then? So tomorrow, the nomination for Barrett actually will reach the full Senate floor. It's going to be followed by some procedural votes on Friday, as well as on Sunday. In between, we're going to see a lot of debate an argument back and forth. But the rial final moment for this will come Monday when the full Senate will submit their votes for bear to confirm or vote against her nomination to the Supreme Court. NPR congressional reporter Claudio Gonzalez. Thanks, Claudia. Thanks for having me
Office of the Director of National Intelligence says it will cease in-person briefings
"The Office of the Director of National Intelligence will no longer briefed Congress in person on election security a move that house speaker, Nancy Pelosi, and intelligence chairman Adam Schiff called quote a betrayal of the public's right to know how foreign powers are trying to subvert our democracy. Joining me now is the chair of the Homeland Security Committee in the Senate Republican Senator, Ron, Johnson of Wisconsin and Mr. Chairman. Thank you so much. I I want to talk about what? Happened in Portland, we saw someone get killed overnight amid clashes there, and the president has been tweeting and re tweeting before dawn this morning he called for the Mayor of Portland to resign and be arrested. He painted protesters as thugs and cities. In chaos. You are the chairman as I mentioned of the Senate Homeland. Security Committee are you comfortable with the present appearing to inflame tensions instead of what we normally see from presidents, which is trying to calm them down. Maury Dan Listen I've been urging calm across the board particularly in light of what happened here in Kenosha but as I said in opening. Statement when we had the acting secretary well before my committee when when you encourage disdain for the police, you encourage criminals when you do little or nothing to stop rioting. You encourage anarchy. So when you're encouraging criminals and anarchy. People's lives are lost you have more more and more destruction more and more violence. So what we need, we need to get control of the situation and until we until we do, we're going to have more violence we're going to have unfortunately. Prep trenchantly more loss of life. So we need to get control the situation we need to encourage calm an here's something else we need to do. We need to figure out what we do all agree on and we share the same goal. We all want to save prosperous and secure America in states and communities. Let's concentrate on those areas of grievance. That's that's how we achieved the unity everybody says they want
Dr Fauci grilled on virus spread during protests
"Kim Jordan questioning Dr Fauci today on Capitol Hill. Listen here now recognizes for five minutes, Mr Jordan. Thank Mr Chairman, Dr. Fell to do protest increased the spread of the virus. Protest increased the spread of the virus. I think I could make a general statement by half a 1,000,000 protesters on on June June 6th 6th when when I'm I'm just just asking asking that that number number of of people people doesn't doesn't increase increase the the spread spread of of Iraq Iraq crowding. crowding. Together, Together, particularly particularly when when you're you're not not wearing wearing a a masked masked contributes contributes to to the the spread spread of of the the virus virus should be limit. The protesting I'm not sure. What do you make should How do we say Limit the protesting your government limit. The protesting I don't think that's relevant to. Well, you just said if it increases the spread of the virus, I'm just asking should be limited. Well, I'm not in a position to determine what the government could do in a forceful way. While you make all kinds of recommendation. You make comments on dating on baseball and everything you can imagine. I'm just asking. You just said protest increased to spread. I'm just asking. Should we try to limit the project? I think I would leave that to people who have more of a position to do that. I can tell you government stopped people from going to church Doctor Falke. Yeah. Last week in the Calvary Chapel Case. Five liberals on the Supreme Court said it was okay for Nevada to limit church services. 100. I mean, justice, Gorsuch said it best, he said. There's no there's no world in which the Constitution permissive added a favor Caesar's palace over Calvary Chapel I'm just asking. Is there a world where the Constitution says you can favor one First Amendment Liberty? Protesting over another practicing your faith. I'm not favoring anybody over anybody. I'm just making a statement. That's a broad statement that avoid crowds of any type. No matter where you are, or what he wants him to say is is insane. Do not You know, stop a protest for the code crisis because you stop people going to church?
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"Mr chairman here's another amendment that I hope maybe we can agree on there's been a lot of references to the mall report and wanting to get to the bottom of how the crossfire investigation began you've indicated that you want to get have someone here from the Mahler team I think we need the unredacted Muller report I don't know whether you've referred to the painting that full report on redacted but I have an amendment that would require the chairman to subpoena that report and I ask that it be called out without objection thank you I'll make sure that anybody can look at the unredacted portions on the office of I don't know why it's redacted but we'll all be able to look at it for ourselves Senate Judiciary Committee chair Lindsey Graham call the roll the thanks twenty right no by proxy no by products yeah hi I Christopher but I I by proxy hi this is I no the members not agree to anything else if you don't mind that's all I'm sorry to hear thank you on behalf of myself and senator Booker I'm offering an amendment H. E. N. two zero five five zero that would provide that the chairman would not issue subpoenas under the authority of this motion until the Senate passes legislation to meaningfully address the justice and policing act which of course is within the jurisdiction of this committee specifically that it would address racial profiling and excessive use of force and other forms of discriminatory policing and I request a roll call on my minutes thank you thank you will move to table or call the roll yes hi.
As Demand For Oil Dries Up, OPEC And Allies Agree To Historic Cuts In Output
"Been a news over the weekend. Many of the world's oil producers have agreed to cut production to prop up prices. Npr's Camilo Domino ski reports on their deal. The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States is well under two dollars but many people aren't filling up because they're not going anywhere that's the state of the oil market in a nutshell. Oil is super cheap. And there's not much global demand. What's that done to oil producers? Here's Muhammed Burkino. The Secretary General of OPEC on Thursday Industry. Mr Chairman is hemorrhaging. No-one has been able to stem the bleeding. In fact instead of stopping the bleeding Saudi Arabia and Russia were adding to it by waging a price war against each other. But now they've called a truce and OPEC is trying to put a bandage on those wounds. Actually it's OPEC. Plus the oil cartel has expanded from its core members to include allies like Russia and Mexico and when Mexico threatened to derail this deal. President trump stepped in. We are trying to get Mexico as the expression goes over the barrel the. Us is the world's largest oil producer and American oil and gas companies have been hit hard by low prices. President trump is often hostile towards OPEC. But this time he helped them out. The new deal is massive nearly ten million barrels of oil per day in cuts. That's the biggest deal in OPEC history but the drop in demand than twice that amount. Rozsa Dewan is an oil strategist. Ihs market but there's no cut that can match that degree of shrinkage in the market possible so despite the new deal oil prices are still low. In fact says the steel isn't about propping prices up. It's about avoiding the collapse of the oil industry. Camilo Domino NPR news.
US lawmakers clash over impeachment charges against Trump
"Today. The House Judiciary Committee is marking up. The articles of impeachment in a confrontational televised hearing. Were also learning new details about the inevitable Senate trial early next year. I've got to fantastic guests. Tell me unpack all the news of the day in a few minutes. We'll be talking with White White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks that CNN. Political analyst. April Ryan but I I'm joined by my colleague. CNN producer and reporter the relentless Marshall. Cohen Marshall Thank you so much for being here on the podcast. Thank you David so I want you to hear a little bit of sound from today's hearings now just I said marking up. The what is happening here is actually like the normal legislative process. What you know when When a bill gets introduced in committee it gets marked up that means each side? Has the ability need to make amendments to the bill change it and the committee homes that bill and then passes that to the full House and that is what is happening with these articles of impeachment. Now of course. The Democrats crafted these articles. They're very comfortable with the language and they're trying to change anything. Republicans are being given the opportunity Obviously To be able to slow roll this day make their political points Try to amend the articles but they're outvoted time and time again. procedurally These two articles are likely to be passed out of committee before the day is done and then onto the house floor for a vote next week. But that's the process. Here's the rhetoric I want you to I hear hear from Congresswoman Pramilla Jal of Washington state will any one of my colleagues on the other side. Say that it is an abuse of power to condition aid to condition aid on official acts. We'll forget about president trump. Aw Forget about President. Trump is any one of my colleagues willing to say that it is ever okay for President of the United States of America to invite foreign interference in our elections. Not a single one of you has has said that so far what I heard jibe. How say this Marshall? Today my ears perked up because she was really trying to remove donald trump from the equation and really focus on the fact that Republicans on the hill. Her colleagues on the other side of that day are would from her perspective blindly in lockstep with him no matter what so her her whole arguments here stripped him out of it. Are you okay with this presidential behavior. We've heard from a couple of Republicans. Mike Turner of Ohio will hurt Texas that have indicated the the phone call with Dolinsky that trump's language was not okay. I mean I think Turner used that that exact phrase Mr President. This is not okay yet. He fully does oppose impeachment She wishes it. Was that simple though. You could just strip trump out right hand mant trying to make an argument larger about Republicans here right about being just blindly lockstep with him. But they don't agree with her on the merits of this. Either right she's she said said two things she said trump Conditioned official acts on these favors number one and number two solicited election help from Ukraine crane. Now Democrats are in lockstep. That that's what happened Most outside observers that are acting in good faith would say that that is apparently apparently what happened but the Republicans dispute both of those right they say number one there was no direct proof that trump conditioned the military aid aide on the investigation. And you didn't hear that From anyone not even sunland right. Who said a Gordon Sunland the US ambassador to the U.? You who said that. It was conditioned on the White House invitation but not necessarily the military and then secondly we've been hearing this all day from Republicans today they're not conceding the ground that this was trump soliciting election. Help they're still arguing and they've been doing all day that this was trump trying to crack down down on corruption because Burris MMA The Ukrainian energy company was corrupt. And Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden was involved with these corrupt crooked get actors so problem with the ground. Marshall can you point to all the other places that Donald Trump has made it policy to fight corruption and using Presidential Oval Office meetings meetings and Military aid is a way to accomplish cycle no and the Republicans are acting in bad faith by pushing both of these points it strains credulity ability it it defies logic. It's it's not a good faith. Argument here is perhaps a better argument from the Republicans that I wanted to hear from a Republican Congressman of California in Utah McClintock. His argument is really neither of those things. It is that the president has the ability to set policy here. And what is At core in McClintock's point of view here is all of these witnesses. You've heard from data policy disagreement of the way he was managing the Ukraine relationship relationship and priority. Here's McClintock MR chairman. The constitution introduces the President. With fifteen words. Executive Power shall be vested in a president under the United States of America. It does not vest any authority in Lieutenant colonels the NFC Ambassador State Department officials are Cabinet Secretaries Rotarians the only authority that these officials exercise is delegated to them by the president so all of the criticisms and resentments Johnson personal and political disagreements. That we've heard from those officials are completely irrelevant. I give him some credit there for making a a constitutional to tional argument on the constitutional question of impeachment. Is he right well. The president does get to set the policy but if the the policy is essentially that the United States government should be used to help the re election of Donald J trump then okay. The president sets that policy but it's in his own personal interest. The outcome of that official policy is for his his personal benefit and as Democrats describe it. What you just described is in violation of the Constitution and the oath of office that he swore You know when he became president. That is Nancy Pelosi's ultimate point right when when we discussed this yesterday. Whenever she's pressed on the politics of this she she goes to her oath of office to protect and defend and uphold the constitution and that the president violated that very oath that he also takes? Ah On she's not you know hooting and hollering and making a big show out of this in many ways. It's been very much reluctant march to get here. And and you know I think the strongest proof of that is that when Nancy Pelosi in the Democrats took over in January of this year. They didn't impeach anybody they didn't even they tried to snuff out talk of impeachment and anytime did any of the more Liberal members of their caucus started bringing it up Pelosi's he just shot it down over and over the are largely here. I think it's pretty clear that they are here because they feel like the president forced them to do this that he was so so unconstitutional and so much putting the integrity of our next election at stake that they had to do it period. So where do we go from here. Marshall so These articles get passed out of committee. Today I assume on a party line vote. We have no indication that there's a Democrat on judiciary. WHO's not in favor of these? These articles of impeachment and judiciary is known to be a a more partisan committee of all the committees on on Capitol Hill And then we see action on the House floor Lord but what happens between now and then yeah right so the question is going to be. How many Democrats are going to break ranks and joined the Republicans a few have already stated their opposition? No big surprises there I think that the the same guys that voted against authorizing the inquiry are going to be voting against impeachment number two of those Jeff Andrew of of New Jersey and Colin Peterson of Minnesota. That's right so no big surprise there I don't think that anybody really believes that. Either of these articles of impeachment each mint will get voted down by the house. It seems like there's a They've crossed that threshold based off of where we are right now. That could change but You know is it going to issue going to drop. Is Nancy Pelosi to lose more to this. Point where it's kind of embarrassing and people will sort of get second thoughts and feel like it's limping. Something over to the Senate or will they keep it in the low single digits. Maybe you can count it on one hand and say well it's too bad that we didn't get any Republicans but look we still have a clear majority very few defections and we did our jobs and now we'll kick it over to our colleagues in the upper
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"The college and Jerry neighbor the house Judiciary Committee going out a little bit so as well there's the impeachment process continues in the house let's join IT in progress and listen in live Michelle in the rules for you come to a time of actually being able to deny this up at certain points further reserving the right to object as a as I've said right the point of order would be in order at the meeting where we are considering are the reserving the right to object we will now hear presentation Sheila decision of the chair there is no decision to appeal that was not a ruling on the motion the only you made a ruling on the border point of order Mr chairman you not all I feel the ruling gentleman will suspend you do have it was not a cook a nice of a point of order it was not who's not a cook nice of a point of order it was not in order at this time to make that point of order there is no ruling to appeal to a Mister chairman in our role was obligation rations you are obligated schedule not to consider the made a ruling in order to appeal gentleman will suspend we are doing what we have to do under the rules we will now your presentation Herman settlement is recognized now your presentations of evidence elementary inquiry Jackson I will not recognize a parliamentary inquiry at this time stations of evidence from council so that we just hear staff house versions of other staff members get delta out of this hole here four hours try to overturn the result of an election we don't elected people giving gentleman was spend.
Diplomats reveal new details on Ukraine at first impeachment hearing
"Day. One Thousand Twenty eight of the trump administration will go down as day one of the first public impeachment hearings in generation. Today's testimony featured to veterans senior diplomats called upon to lay out the case part of the overall case against the president. Today is testimony brought forth some some new revelations that tied trump closer to the Ukraine pressure campaign ambassador. George Kantha State Department's top expert on Ukraine. And William Taylor Taylor. The current acting ambassador to Ukraine appeared together before the House Intel Committee. Both our top diplomat. Who served under both Republican and democratic like presidents? I represent the third generation of my family to have chosen a career in public service in sworn the oath of office that all. US US public servants. Do in defense of our Constitution. Indeed there has been George Bent sworn to defend the constitution continuously for nearly sixty years. It has been a privilege for me to serve our country and the American people for more than fifty years starting as a cadet at West Point. Is You have mentioned Mr Chairman. That is an infantry officer for six cheers including with one hundred first Airborne Division in Vietnam than at the Department of Energy than as a member of a Senate staff then at NATO than with the State Department right here and abroad in Afghanistan Iraq Jerusalem and Ukraine much of the hearing focused on the July twenty fifth phone call in which President trump trump asked Ukraine's presidents Alinsky for investigations into the Biden and our two thousand sixteen election. The witnesses also described an effort by trump up in his deputies to leverage that country into delivering those investigations if they wanted the promise. US military aid to be used in their fight the Russians by the way it was against that backdrop that ambassador Taylor eventually revealed another pivotal conversation involving trump. That took replace July twenty six the day after the phone call in question. Taylor set a staffer of his recently told him about this conversation involving having the president and the trump donor turned ambassador to the EU. Gordon Sunland member of my staff could hear president trump on the phone asking ambassador ambassador. Sunland the investigations that's toll president trump the Ukrainians were ready to move forward following the call. With president trump trump. The member of my staff asked investor. Solomon what president trump thought about Ukraine. That's the song and responded that President Trump cares more about the investigations of Biden. mm-hmm which Giuliani was pressing for two sources familiar with this matter told NBC News that David Holmes currently the political counselor at the US Embassy. The in Ukraine is the staff member that Taylor was referring to there Taylor Story About Holmes earned homes and invitation at testify which he will do behind closed doors on Friday complicating matters for the Republicans and making him a less easy target. NBC NBC News. Also reports that in twenty fourteen. Mr Holmes won a State Department award for speaking out internally about the Obama Obama Administration policy in Afghanistan. Gordon Sunlen never mentioned this particular call with trump and his closed door testimony before impeachment impeachment investigators trump who spent the day hosting Turkey's president. Erta one at the White House says he was too busy to watch the hearing late today. Trump responded onto this new information however from Ambassador Taylor. I know nothing about that. First Time I've heard the one thing that I've seen that Sandelin said was that He did speak to me for a brief moment. And I said no quid pro quo under any circumstances and that's true in any event that's more second hand end information but I've never heard of conversation I don't recall no not at all. Not even a little bit intelligence committee chairman Adam. Schiff had a very different different. Take on this matter what this call indicates as other testimony has likewise indicated. Is that the instructions coming from the the president on down during the hearing Republicans Slam Taylor
The unstoppable Fannie Lou Hamer
"She walked with a limp. She had a blood clot behind her eye from being severely beaten in Mississippi jail. Her name was was Fannie Lou Hamer. She was the youngest of twenty children born to black sharecroppers in Mississippi and in late nineteen sixty four for president Lyndon B Johnson was absolutely terrified of her why she was about to make make an appeal before the credentials panel at the Democratic National Convention. The potential implications were profound. Hamer represented the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party a racially integrated coalition of delegates Hamer wanted to challenge the seats of the current aren't all white democratic delegation from their state saying that they were in violation of the party's rules because they had systematically excluded excluded black citizens according to Time magazine. Johnson was worried that Hamer speech could offend the Southern Democrats whose votes he needed for reelection he wanted her silenced but Hamer had a following that rivaled that of Dr Martin Luther Author King Junior and she would not go unheard. Hamer was born in one thousand nine hundred seventeen in the Mississippi Delta. The share cropping system kept her parents in debt and without enough food to feed their twenty children in the Winter Hebrew tied rags on her feet because she often didn't have shoes. She started picking cotton when she was six years old. Aw Hamer started her civil rights work in nineteen sixty one after she was sterilized without consent during what it should have been a minor surgery she tried to register to vote in one thousand nine hundred sixty two but was turned away after she failed illiteracy literacy tests which were used in the south to discourage black people from voting the clerk asked Hamer complicated questions like interpreting the state constitution after she failed the test. She told the clerk she'd be back when Hamer returned to the plantation in that day. She was fired from her job but she wasn't defeated. Hamer became a student nonviolent. Coordinating Committee a community organizer and helped found the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party in reaction to the lack of integration in the state's Democratic Party party as a candidate from the party. She ran for Congress in nineteen sixty four against democratic incumbent Jamie L whitten at that year's Democratic Democrat National Convention. Hey made her way to the stage through a crowd of men who refused to make space for her other members of the civil rights movement including Martin Luther King Junior spoke but all eyes were on her. She then talked for thirteen minutes Mr Chairman and to could dentures committee. My name is Mrs Fannie Lou Hamer. She called for mandatory delegation an integration and recounted her experience trying to register to vote. It was the thirty first of all the night being the eighteen of US travel. Put the six miles the county courthouse in in the normal tried to register to become first. I player Hamer describes being arrested in beaten in Mississippi jail after white waitress at a rest. Stop refused her service. That's how she got the blood clot. All of this is own account. We won't be registered to become first-class. NFL Freedom Democratic Party is not beating not after her testimony humor and other other Freedom Party members discovered that Johnson a wildly tough politician had held a news conference so that national television networks could he cover her testimony live. She was livid but Johnson's efforts to silencer didn't work that that night in a hot Atlantic City Hotel Room Hamer and the rest of the country watched her testimony broadcast in prime time on the evening news news less than a year later. Congress passed the Voting Rights Act and at the nineteen sixty eight convention in Chicago. He became team the first African American to be seated as a delegate. She received a standing ovation.
Trump kicks off re-election campaign at Orlando rally
"What a evening we had last night in the Amway center before I took off. On average, average, we we lost lost two two thousand thousand manufacturing manufacturing jobs jobs a month, since by an organization we've added sixteen thousand manufacturing jobs, a month that didn't happen by accident. Remember the statement from the previous administration, you need a magic one to bring back manufacturer. Well, we'll tell sleepy Joe that we found the magic wand. The sleepy guy. Magic one he did fine with me on the ninety four five. The answer guest line for a few minutes this morning. Drew mckissick, chairman of the South Carolina, Republican party, welcome in Mr Chairman, glad to have you. Good morning. How you doing her? I am wonderful after a night lack a last night. I mean what an it, citing Kreil down here in Orlando, drew, and I know that we had a lot of watch parties around South Carolina last night. Throughs, iast crowds. And that's our job now that's, that's what we have to do in South Carolina. And we got rallied troops and help the president get reelected next year. Look. It was it was a great night in view actually being down there. We were obviously up here in South Carolina. And like I said, we had a lot of watch parties around St. last night. I was actually in Greenville, the green will counted. You watch party last night, had a big crowd about half of the people in the room actually were completely new people never been to Republican party needing four, so, which which is goes to prove that the president has drawn a lot of new people into our party. So grow our party, we saw evidence of that and the elections here in two thousand eighteen here in South Carolina when we were able to actually beat Democrats by eight points on a straight ticket ballot statewide. And so just a record for us more and more excitement about the president. But also, you know, look, the accomplishments. I mean he's is he recounted their last night. They've got a great record to run on the economy's booming. We've got a record low unemployment rate over six million new jobs. We slash government regulations and he is actually now manage to get the Mexican gonna. Government to do more to defend our southern border than Democrats are willing to do forgetting, I mean, you know, so tremendous progress, and then on top of that, obviously a conservative judicial appointments incredibly important, as you know, over the long haul, and look, it's just it's a things like this or opportunities for us to continue to bring new people into our party and grow it, which helps Republicans all the way down the city and county council rations and drew. That's the encouraging part. And I'm glad to hear you say that, that there were a lot of new people there in Greenville, and I suspect S's case over and smart murderer, Cordis, and the others. And that's what I witnessed here in Orlando, drew, I got down on Monday and got out and walked around had an opportunity to talk with people who literally had pitched tents that we're gonna be sleeping out on the street so that they could be a part of this. I mean
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"Thank you. Mr Chairman, and I thought Mr. matters is going to be here for opening statement on both two thousand three and two thousand four I will just cut to the chase. We are. We are flying with these pieces of legislation. Appreciate your work Representative Conley represented meadows work on this Bill, and the, the one next in line in our on our agenda with that, what you'll back in the past beg very much there, being no further discussion on the amendments resolution to the question now occurs on your doctor minute off about chairman all of about saying, I I all those opposed any opinion, the I haven't guys have it and the amendment is adopted question. Now person. The question the reporting it to the house floor. Those oppose guys. Thank you. Going to notice I call up through four two thousand four ensuring the fed the I T, and the F L tease the coverage during the Zack. The clerk will report the Bill which was distributed in advance. HR 200, four to amend title, five days. United States code to continue supplemental dental and vision benefits in long term care insurance. Coverage for federal employees affected by the government shutdown, and for other purposes. Read and open to amendment any point that you recognize himself to offer an amendment nature of sensitive copies women have already been tributed are on the clerk will report. And then in the nature of a substitute to HR two zero zero four off by mister Cummings of Maryland. Directing the amendments read them with services based sex limit on network news myself, a five minutes. I want to thank my colleagues Jerry Connolly, and Mark meadows for joining me. And introducing a Bill that.
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"And I tend to vote for your your motioning your report. Thank you. Mr chairman. I yield back German, Mr.. House Judiciary committee live WCS PFM, Washington. The gentleman from Wisconsin living chairman, I'm strike the last word drive Republican James Sensenbrenner chairman we've had a number of speakers in her role on the other side of the aisle. And everyone of them has forgotten the background of attorney general bar returning de-deputy attorney, general Rosenstein, and also Mr. Muller all of them are prosecutors all of them are trained to spot where there is enough evidence to obtain a conviction should they go to the grand jury and bring a defendant to trial in terms of the alleged Russian collusion. There is extensive evidence in the Muller report that yes, the Russians did attempt to influence the election. But there was no collusion or no conspiracy. You know, they did things like paying Facebook have pop up ads on people's cell phones. And other types of things including getting the voter registration rolls in the state of Illinois, and perhaps elsewhere. There wasn't the tie that they concluded with the Trump campaign or for that matter anybody else to do that now in regards to two of the molar report. Again Muller is a train prosecutor many of the indictments that he brought we're for federal crimes of people who were involved in the Trump campaign like Mr. Manafort, but for fences that they committed before Mr. Trump even announced his candidacy for president of the United States. So we're not talking about corruption during the campaign. We're talking about corrupt individuals doing corrupt things before Trump announced and fo- for the campaign started we hear an awful lot about the summary of the Muller report your Turkey general bar made public a couple of days after the report. It was delivered. First of all you can read that report and a couple of days four hundred pages long. So having a reaction to the report within two days is not simply blowing off what may have been contained in there. But Mr. bar is entitled to his opinions and what was contained in. That letter are the opinions of the attorney general of the United States. No more no less on what he had read in the Muller report. If Mr. Mueller has a different opinion. And apparently, he does from my reading of the press, maybe he should have made that part of the report a little bit more specific. So that there would be no ambiguity involved in what Mr. Muller was driving. Now, we talk about separation of powers your at. I've heard that repeatedly today on the other side of the aisle, one of the things in separation of powers is that the legislative branch does not prosecute anybody. That's a Bill of painter. And that was specifically prohibited in the constitution simply because of the excesses of the British parliament of that occurred before the constitution was written in before the independence of our country. So we don't prosecute anybody. Sure, we do over side. But I can say there's a way. Not to do oversight. And that's what we're seeing on the other side of the aisle. I was the chairman of this committee for six years in the last decade before that I was the chairman of the science committee. We did very vigorous oversight on the Patriot Act is the chairman gentlemen from New York recognize I get vigorous oversight of our involvement with the Russians in terms of the space station, those who are around here at that time recognize but in ten years as a committee chairman, I never issued a subpoena. And the reason I never issued a subpoena is that I was able to get the information. They committee needed to do its oversight to play by negotiating by writing letters to the agency heads some of which I admit us some very tart language, but at least I was able to get the information that the committee needed to make the agencies operate. Great better without issuing the subpoena. Receiving here is subpoenaed purrs and then figure out what we can do the make people a baris- because they cannot comply with all parts of the subpoena. Mr. bar can't do that under rule sixty. So the chairman has put the attorney general between a rock and hard place comply with the subpoena violate the law and grand jury secrecy blow off the subpoena, and you ended up being found in contempt. That's not fair, and it doesn't do this committee any good and getting to the bottom of this back. Purpose does the gentleman from Georgia secretly nation. Thank you. Mr chairman. I'd like to move to strike the last word rig knows. Thank you. On the heels of my esteemed colleague from Texas. I'd like to kind of take a few moments into. Bring these discussions back to our broader problem democrat, Lucy MacBeth, and the House Judiciary committee is holding a vote on whether to hold Mr. bar in contempt and trust me, I take no joy in doing this whatsoever. And I'm disappointed that it's come to this, but compliance with congressional oversight is simply not an option the American people should be able to know if the government is working for the people and my constituents in my district. They deserve to know the truth, and this committee, we deserve to know the truth, and we should do whatever it takes to ensure that our government is by the people and for the people this administration has announced a dangerous blanket policy of refusing to comply with congressional critical. Congressional oversight has makes it impossible for. Us and this committee to fulfill our constitutional responsibilities. And lastly, I'd like to say this. If this committee with every fiber of their being is not fighting for the American people, then who are we fighting for? And I you back the balance of my time as chairman chairman purposes, the gentleman from Louisiana's seek recognition mood strike, less word less. What is really struck in a gentleman's readiness? Thank you, MS chairman. I have a point of clarification it's a bit technical. But I do believe it's very important for the proceedings today before we recess the committee voted unanimously to adopt amendment by Mr. gates that provided that nothing in the resolution show require the attorney general to break the law and comply with the subpoena, and a number of Democrats, including you assured, the committee your intent was not to force the attorney general to disclose sixty material which would of course, being violation of the law that a court order without a quarter. So on April third. This is the question Mr. bug offered an amendment to specifically exclude. Sixty material from the subpoena, and I had the amendment right here. Not asking analyst consenting include that in in the record that objection every democrat voted against that amendment. And I have the vote tally right here as well. And asked to include that in the record as well that objection the amendment failed by party line vote, sixteen Republican gays and twenty four democrat nays. This morning's vote changes nothing about the subpoena. And the demands that are put on the attorney general the subpoena as it stands today requires the attorney general debris the law to be fully compliant. If you look at it on its face, that's beyond dispute Republican Mike Johnson at you know, that and you were nonetheless rushing told him in contempt. So despite your intent that the subpoena not require sixteen material without a court order. That's what the subpoena you issued actually demands if you read it on its face you and every single democrat member on this diet voted for that. And that's the danger that we're talking about today of moving forward so quickly on these things. So here's the question as my good, friends and colleagues on the other side. How do you explain today's sudden? Change of heart. Is it true that it is not your intent to force the AJ to break the law by forcing him without with your subpoena disclosed sixteen material, and if that is your tenth that proves whatever you're publican on this diet has been saying all day, if it's not then a subpoena you've issued is dangerously overbroad in the question is are you going to reissue a new subpoena? It's a change of heart. I think jets. Oh, you know, we're not going to issue a new subpoena. We have no intention and never had any intention of of enforcing of trying to force the attorney general or anyone else to give us sixty material without going to court. We did want to and we still do want to follow the procedure that has been done in every similar case in the past of going to court, which we will do to ask for sixty material and having the attorney general go with us the reason that was in the subpoena was was to increase our cloud in court in getting the sixteen material hopefully with the attorney general's support. But in no way, meant to force them to give that support this chairman reclaimed, my time the way I understand that the attorney general would be required to go to court to avoid the way the subpoenas is written right now. He would be required. Yes, sir. The subpoena is written as the beginning of a dialogue process as did any of a process to talk to the attorney general and to the department of Justice and ultimately to go to court, but it's designed to be the foundation for dialogue, and is not designed to force our hand in what we insist on in court. Mr Chairman, the beginning of a dialogue. Let me healed Mr. buck. If I may. This for you. Let me just point out. Why did this happen? Having said that the amendment today. We've stated the intent I think that should have to take care of the manor committee chair Jerrold Nadler seating, Mr. Buch, this is of C span radio programming from Wednesday. Mr Chairman, I've never issued many subpoenas over request with the court tissue many subpoenas on behalf of prosecutor's offices that I've worked in. I've never considered it at the beginning of a dialogue of a considered it a command by the court to produce documents. We are now in contempt proceeding. And I'm not sure whether you consider this the middle of a dialogue or the mid mid beginning of dialogue, but I consider this a pretty serious matter as is ordering a issuing subpoenas from the judiciary committee, if it was a dialogue that you're interested in and I understand that. It's your position that you had attempted a dialogue for two months before the department of Justice came to the table. But if it's a dialogue, you're interested in I believe there are other methods of going about that then a command from congress to the administration to supply documents. And this is a far far cry from anything other than one of the most serious matters that we will handle judiciary committee. In the year two thousand nineteen so I would ask and I thank the gentleman for yielding to me. But I would ask you to clarify exactly what we're doing here in contempt. If this is part of a dialogue with the attorney general, Mr Chairman, just reclaimed about six seconds that I have left in the letter this morning from the department of Justice to you. He says you've terminated are ongoing negotiations and abandoned the accommodation process, that's a dialogue. Why did you do this? And why are we here if this is part of the dialogue? We didn't terminate they did refusing to make anywhere in good faith, gentle lady from Florida's recognized for what purposes generally from Florida's recognition. Thank you. Mr. Chairman, I moved to strike the last word, ladies reading. I think we need to regroup for just one second in like to share my story. I have I did not have the privilege of being born into this country. I became an American citizen when I was twenty years old and both when I became a citizen, and when I was sworn into congress, I took a noth to protect and defend the constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic and just last month. I spoke to a group of new citizens in my district in Miami. Who took that same the room was in tears at the significance of becoming members of our shining example of democracy. Attorney general took that same old. But now he shows us that the only he's following is to protect and defend this president who right now is threatening the strength of our democracy having come from South America. I understand very, well what it means when our -tarian leaders believe that they are above the law, Debbie MU Carcelle Powell circumventing other branches of government and consolidate their own power to the detriment of the democratic ideals and freedoms of this country, and we cannot allow this to happen in the United States of America..
Nadler: Mueller Report Is "Limited To Crimes," Congress Has Responsibility To Look At "Broader Picture"
"We do know the special counsel is not planning to issue any more indictments. According to a senior Justice department official the conclusion of the report which has cast a shadow over the first two years of the Trump administration is already shaping new political battles the president's allies are signaling he is vindicated as Democrats demand full transparency and vowed a press four with their ongoing investigations into the president. His administration and his businesses. Let's get straight to the man at the center of cherry chairman in the house, congressman, Jerry Nadler of New York. Thank you so much for joining me this morning surfers on our reporting that there will be no further indictments in the Muller probe. That means the end no member of the Trump campaign was charged with conspiring with the Russian government to influence the election Duke sept- that no member of the Trump team engaged in that kind of criminal conspiracy with Russia will I don't know first of all we don't know what indictments forthcoming from other investigations that have been spun out by the special prosecutor to the southern district of New York with these district Virginia. But his main mission was about Russian you think you think he he Muller would would send that to other parts of the Justice department. Don't know that's one of the things we will have to see when we read the report. And that's one of the reasons that I think it's. So crucial that the entire report and the evidence underlying it be released to the public transparency is key here. I mean, obviously, we know we know there was some collusion. I mean, we know that the president's son in campaign manager involved in a meeting with the Russians. To receive a stolen. They thought was to receive a stolen. Information's information is stolen by the Russians from the Democratic National Committee as part of the Russian government attempt to help Trump in the election. That's the way the Email invited into the meeting put it none of what you just said has risen to the level of criminal indictment special counsel. No it hasn't. As far as we know. But we know there was collusion. Why? There's been no indictments. We don't know. Let me say further, we know a number of things we know what I just said we know that the president. Pressure pressured, the FBI to go easy to stop investigating Flynn and various other people. We know that he fired the FBI director. To as he put it to the NBC to take care of the Russian thing in order to stop the investigation of various people associated with him. We know that he concocted the lie about the purpose of that Russian meeting. We know that. He. A lot a lot of his top associates have been indicted and convicted, and we know that he has relate engaged in a relentless attack against the FBI, very slow. So on that note. Mr Chairman what you're describing is evidence to back up. What you said before that you believe the president has obstructed Justice. You still believe that? Well, there have been obstruction of Justice. Whether they're clearly whether they're criminal obstructions another question, but we have. Special. Prosecutor is limited in scope. His job was limited in scope and limited to crimes with congress has to do is look at a broader picture, we are in chart. We we have the responsibility of vindicate of protecting the rule of law of looking instructions of Justice at looking at abuses of power and corruption in order to protect the rule of law. So that our democratic institutions are not greatly damaged by this president. I'm not married into do. Right. And on that very note if Robert Muller comes out in his report, and suggests very strongly states flat out that he agrees with you that the president of struck dead Justice or that the president may have committed some crime that guidelines don't allow to be indicted will you begin impeachment proceedings? It's way too early to speculate about that. Remember, the it is true that the Justice department thinks that they can indict the sitting president no matter what the evidence as a matter of law. And that's what makes it even more important that all the evidence be given to congress and the American people because while the normal rule is and it's a good rule that if you're not indicting someone because you don't have enough evidence. A you don't then smear their name by by saying they did these terrible things if you're not in ninety someone because you can't as a matter of law, then you can't hold the president accountable. The only other institution they can't as congress, and you should not then hide the evidence because that converted into a cover up, right? Congress needs that evidence and the American people need that evidence that information to make judgments, well, let me ask you about that. Because I am glad that you brought that out the deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein has made clear that he wants to quote, prevent the disclosure of information that would unfairly tarnished people who are not charged with crimes, but. We just heard when you saying that people should see the entire report the evidence underlying it Democrats were pretty upset in two thousand sixteen when then FBI director tapes, call me publicly accused Hillary Clinton of wrongdoing, but then said, well, she shouldn't be indicted. So why shouldn't allegations that don't reach an indictment threshold and talking about the president. But everybody else, stay confidential. Well, because we need to know what was going on here. And it's not just a question of of indictments. It's a question of of protecting the rule of law and of obstruction of Justice and abuses of power and protecting our government and our whole system and it's been subjected to unprecedented attack. Our law enforcement agencies have been subjected to unprecedented smear campaign by the president against the FBI the special prosecutor other one forcement agencies. We have to know the facts so that we can so that we can protect our to know the facts, but do you want to know? Well, the American public has not worried about judgments the underlying notion of the protocol of not getting putting out evidence and people that aren't indicted is to protect reputations and so forth that was the concerned again about Hillary Clinton. This is the same should be applied for Trump officials. Well, we're not talking about indictments. We're talking about what about the American people finding out what went on, and what has gone on a very different question. We have to know. And I want to ask you about Robert Muller's report overall, and the whole notion that you and other Democrats, including the house speaker, I've talked about with transparency if the Justice department is not going to hand it over to you fully and say that it can be fully. Put out to the American public. Are you? Absolutely sure that you will issue a subpoena. Well, we'll try to negotiate and we'll try everything else first. But if we have to yes, we will certainly issue subpoenas to get that information, and you're going to be willing to take that all the way up to the supreme court if you have to absolutely. And by the way, the already hearing that the president may wanna claim executive privilege in some of this. And the fact is he has no right to claim executive privilege any evidence of wrongdoing executive privilege cannot shield evidence of wrongdoing, and that was made very clear by the nine nothing decision of the supreme court in the Nixon case where the order the tapes reveal even though those tapes were personal conversations with the president and some of his advisers executive privilege cannot be used to shield wrongdoing. How long are you going to give the Justice department to turn it over? I can't give you a specific answer that days weeks months. Can you give a general? It will be months. Okay. So you're likely to see the main conclusions of the mullahs report as soon as today will you accept them at at face value. Well, we're likely to see what bar characterizes as the main conclusions of the report and will accept them but subject to see all the underlying. We have to make judgments the American people have to make judgments as to how founded those conclusions are or bars summary of the conclusions are, and that's one reason we have to see the entire report and the evidence under an underlying it are you suggesting that bar might mislead about what? No, no, I have no reason to say that. But I am suggesting that people make judgements and those judgments could be right or wrong. Making a judgment is to. Characterizing observation. And and what about when you get to the point where you actually do see the whole report from from Robert Mueller will you trust those results. Do you have full, faith and confidence? I have a great deal of confidence in the people who worked with them. I think they've done. Very good people. So my expectation is that yes, I would address that. But like any other product of human hands, we have to look at the underlying. Evidence and make our own judgments as to as to their judgments. So on that note, let's say he doesn't find that the president obstructed Justice. We you stop your investigation in the house on well, he can't he cannot find that the president did or did not obstruct Justice because his mandate is to look for crimes and the policy. The Justice department is that you cannot look for any criminal acts by the president cannot make that judgment. He can give evidence one way or the. Yeah. Exactly because you don't get you can't reach that conclusion. And the other point is our mandate as congress and the committee for that matter is much broader special prosecutor's looking only at crimes we have to look at protecting the rule of law at obstruction of Justice at abuse of power and a much greater level than simply crimes. Chairman, Jerry, Nadler, thank you
"mr chairman" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"To make a note. Mr Chairman, just because someone has a person of color, a black person working for them does not mean, they aren't racist. And it is insensitive. That's someone even say, it's the fact that someone would actually use a prop a black woman in this chamber in this committee is alone racist in itself. Donald Trump is chairman I asked. I reclaimed my time. I asked her words when she's referring to an individual member of this body be taken down and stricken from the record. I am sure she didn't intend to do this. But if anyone knows my record as it relates it should be you, Mr Chairman Cameron. I would like to hold on. I want the words right now. No, I'm just saying that's what I believed to have happened as a person of color in this committee. That's how I felt at that moment. And I wanted to express that. But I'm not calling the gentlemen. Mr. metals a racist for doing. So I'm saying that in itself it is a racist act. All right that was earlier congresswoman to leap tonight. Mark meadows will respond. We will have full complete coverage. Both the president and Kim Jong. They're meeting were in Vietnam. We will be here. Live scheduled to meet as we come up at nine eastern on the east coast, New York and DC and six on the west coast, of course, nine AM here in Vietnam. Anyway, we also have tonight, Lindsey Graham, Mark meadows. All right. We will see you back here. Tomorrow tonight nine eastern, thanks for being with us and nine eastern.
"mr chairman" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"Are you back? Get. Thank you. Mr. Chairman. I've done a lot to do as well. I've got houses in schools to help rebuild in the Virgin Islands expansion of voting rights educational opportunities. Criminal Justice reform. Thank God, the democratic majority can walk into dumb at the same time. So we're here with you right now. Mr. Cohen, you learned well in the ten years that you worked with Donald Trump. What was your position with the GOP in the up to eight months? Stacey Plaskitt democrat Virginia finance committee. Vice chair of the finance of the Republican National Committee, right? Correct. Okay. Do want to say I was a democrat until Steve Wynn found out I was a democrat and me switch parties about. To be the vice chair let you to. I don't have a little bit of time on behalf of the many members. Here who have expressed to your family our policies to your family. But I want to apologize for the inappropriate comments in tweets that have been made by other members of this body and as a former prosecutor and his former counsel on house ethics. I think that the very least there should be a referral to the ethics committee of witnessing Tim Dacian tampering under USC fifteen twelve of my colleague, Matt gaetz and maybe possibly him being referred for criminal prosecution. So I wanna put that on the record on may second twenty eighteen the president's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani loses personal attorney like you appeared on Fox News and referred to the president's reimbursement to you for the hundred and thirty payment for Stephanie Clifford has part of a retainer and I'll third twenty eighteen one day after Mr. Giuliani's appear. The president tweeted, and I quote, Mr. Cohen an attorney received a monthly retainer not from the campaign and having nothing to do with the campaign, by the way. This is Stacey plastic who's a delegate. She's not she's not a member of congress as a delegate from the US Virgin Islands. That's what you talked about Virgil island. What's interesting? They're getting all the links this committee the federal government with responsibility over what the president needs to report publicly about his assets was puzzled by this. It seems and they were skeptical that a retainer was actually in place and asked to see the retainer agreement on call of may eighth with the president the president's personal counsel Sherry Dylan replied that. She would. And I quote, not permit OG staff to read the agreement because it is privileged is dealing with not even let OG staff come to her office to review the retainer agreement. Mr. Cohen in a court filing made in August of last year. Federal prosecutors stated that quote in truth. And in fact, there was no such retainer. Agreement. Mr. Cohen, did you ever have a retainer agreement in place with the president for the payments in this Clifford? No. So was Mr. Giuliani's statement inaccurate. Yes. Was miss Dylan statement about retainer agreement. Inaccurate. I'm still in statement is about the retainer agreement is inaccurate statement is what her statement to them with quote, not to permit OG staff to read the agreement because it is privilege. There was no agreement and is the president's tweets or his statement accurate. And his statement was Mr. Cohen attorney received a monthly retainer now from the campaign and having nothing to do with campaign from which he entered in through through a reimbursement. That's not accurate you've mentioned some individuals. Listen and monitor that because again, that's on the democrat side. So they're going to be friendly to as they've been in the Republicans have been more pointed. And I gotta I gotta take a break sometime. We have to take a break right now. AM seven sixty talking breaking news.
Michael Cohen testifies before Congress
"Michael Cohen when everyone in this room to think about this the first announced witness for the hundred and sixteenth. Congress is a guy who is going to prison in two months for lying to congress. Mr Chairman, your chairmanship will always be identified with this hearing. What this is hearing for heavy-handedness. Straight up there about the business of the day. I think. Choreograph the whole. Cummings rose out all sorts of historic. These people are crazy than I am. No. He told her staff he told the committee staff, he said, the hearing was his idea he selected this committee. He had to talk Michael Cohen into comment, and most importantly, he had to persuade the chairman to actually have it. He told us took two months to get that job done. But here we this is what Americans like about politics. Yeah. I find the posturing someone convicted of lying to congress has appeared again so quickly in front of congress. Certainly it's the first time a convicted perjurer has Cota or no, he's shirtsleeved, sir. And there's a reason why subject really burning mechanical. Bernie sanders. Canadian we got lots of lawyers on this. No, it's actually sorta slick. I'm a witness to violate attorney client privilege. Mr Chairman, we legitimize dishonesty, we de-legitimize this institution. We're supposed to pursue the truth. But you have stacked the deck against the truth. We're only allowed to ask certain questions even with that amendment. You just told us about Russia's now on the table. You initially told us we can't ask questions about the special counsel can't ask questions about the southern district of New York. Can't ask questions about Russia realized that if he gets stuck in. I'm going to be harmful to the president of the United States and the answers to those questions. I'm gonna come from a guy who can't be trusted. Here's what the US attorney said about Mr. Cohen, Mr. Cohen enjoyed a privileged life, his desire, forever, greater wealth and influence precipitated. An extensive course of criminal conduct. Mr. Colin committed four four distinct federal crimes over a period of several years. He was motivated to do. So by personal greed and repeatedly repeatedly used his power and influence for deceptive in could hire a piece of shit like that. They don't care. They just wanna use you Mr. Cohen. You're their Patsy today. They gotta find somebody somewhere to say something. So they can try to remove the president from office. Tom Steiner told him to Tom. Seek organized a town hall guess where cut replaced. George Soros or Charles coke townhall, guess where Sheldon Adelson district in Baltimore. The best. They can find the best. They can find to start this process. Michael Cohen well in this complete waste of time in the circus. Federal inmates. Seems like there's real works. If the congress could be doing. I'll say one thing about the Democrats. Oh, wait, they stick to the playbook. Remember, I'd like myself. Rex the Clinton campaign hired Perkins. QE law firm who hired Glenn Simpson who foreigner Christopher Steele who put together the fake dossier air, we go that the FBI used to go get a warrant to spy on the Trump campaign, but when that whole scheme failed and the American people said we're gonna make Donald Trump president. They said we got to do something else. So now Clinton loyalists Clinton operative. Lanny Davis has persuaded the chairman of the oversight committee to give a convicted felon a forum just tell stories and lie about the president of the United States, whatever we can start their impeachment process. Mr Chairman, we are better than this. We are better than this. Are you back? Nicely done. He said everything he knows the chairman actually I want. I jesus. I don't give these back. So. Yeah. Motion motion under rule two K six of rule Baxter chairman. You took seven minutes. I took four. That's how you could operate. I don't follow the rules. That's how you're gonna say. You'll be back. Backward. From the rules. I just have a simple motion. Mr chairman.
"mr chairman" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Mr Chairman that would be a, you know, a decision that that doctor the physician and the woman understand that. I'm asking you. If you're Bill allows that my Bill would allow that. Yes. So the woman who is giving in the process fully formed fully developed viable fetus, it's being born. When the governor Ralph Northam, he goes on this radio show in Virginia and explained. Well, tell you exactly what would happen we deliver the baby. Well, listen for mothers in labor. I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable the infant would be resuscitated. If that's what the mother in the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother okay in this particular case in this situation. So the baby's going to be delivered. And then. Baid comfortable. And then the mother will decide if the babies in distress. Remember, this is a human soul alive being kept comfortable, the the essence of innocence. If a baby is the essence of Venezia's innocence. We've got to ask yourself what kind of country? Do we want to be what kind of sold? The we want to have what values do we represent here? And while the babies being made, comfortable only, the mother will decide whether to resuscitate the child or not if the child is in distress. And then it goes even further gets worse as it relates for Ralph north of. Because then this photo emerges from a medical school yearbook. Him dressed or or a picture of a clan member next to a person in black face and he apologizes for the photo. And then like the next day in another weird press conference says I wasn't in the yearbook photo. And but but I did dress in black face. I darken my face for a Michael Jackson costume contest. Cut six. Let's play. And then he wanted to do the moonwalk at that moment. Why did not appear in this photo? I am not surprised by its appearance in the in the place and time where I grew many actions that we rightfully recognize as a horn today, commonplace. My belief that I did not wear that costume or attend that party stamps in part from my clear memory of other mistakes, I made in the same period of my life that same year I did participate in a dance contest in San Antonio in which darken my face as part of a Michael Jackson costume. I look back now and regret that I did not understand the harmful legacy of an action. Because my memory of that episode is so vivid that I truly do not believe I'm in the picture in my yearbook. Remember the?.
"mr chairman" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Thank you, Mr. chair. Mr. acting AG. I actually wanted to ask you some questions regarding what you did prior to being acting AG. It's my understanding that before you move to the department of Justice that you were the executive director of the foundation for a kiss chairman, Mr. entrust, Mr. border democrat, Karen bass, Mr Chairman. Hey, can sit there the tax. -servative ethics watch. Full use of the opportunity to call for. The gentleman was status point of Republican. Doug Collins statement from the gentle lady is now side of the scope of an oversight investigative hearing on the department of Justice. It is not unique. He's not my question, and you'll say will suspend that is not a valid point of order. The general eighty will continue. Thank you, Mr Chairman, Mike Boorda border town of the house rose at the question is outside the scope of. Are you just going to run up one of order? Yeah. Because you're. Channel eighty will suspend I ruled that it was not a valid point of order and the general eighty has the floor. The general eighty will continue. I was not through with a border. Fill. The ruling the chair. Moat moved to table table. Motion. Motion to table. The appeal of the ruling of the chair is before the committee motion to table is not debatable. The clerk will call the roll. Moment where we set up a clerk. Jerrold Nadler is the chair of the House Judiciary committee live coverage from Capitol Hill. Chairman make a unanimous consent progress while we're waiting for this vote..
"mr chairman" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"I agreed voluntarily you didn't serve as a bean on me. I run to committee on the witness how nice well, the chair of the committee. That is just that. That's that's so disrespectful. That is so horrible that is broken about twenty eight norms. And I don't think there's enough norms left. Nobody's naming a kid Norma. Thank you. Breaking the norms eight we ran out of norms, just repeat the question. So so people remember what we're talking about in your capacity is acting attorney general have you ever been asked to approve any requests their action to be taken by the special counsel. Mr Chairman, I as the acting Torney general I. Under the special counsels. Rules. I am the person that is ultimately in charge of the investigation. And I have exercised that authority under the special counsels regulations of the department Justice. In other words, he's avoiding saying anything I want to be very specific about this. It's going to lie a lot of fears that have existed among this committee among the legislative branch largely and maybe among some American people. We have followed a special counsel's regulations to a T. There has been no events. No decision. That is required me to take any action. And I have not interfered in any way with a special counsel's investigation, nor has he recused which if he'd been following the regulations he should have done. So he gave that kind of vague statement. I haven't I haven't done anything. I haven't approved anything. But look the whole point was to not say anything of substance. He's not going to be the attorney general and the weak, right? The the the Senate is about to confirm William bar, and so William bars about to be as soon as they confirmed he'll be sworn in within a few hours and. Matthew Whitaker's gone. So understand my perspective on this is just my perspective. Is the Democrats knew all they're not dumb. They knew all this stuff that I'm sharing with you. They know Matthew Whitaker's got very few days left as so-called acting attorney general they know that they're not going to get another chance to get him under oath. They once he's out. He's out. I mean, maybe moral goes to the guy with a subpoena one day to find out if there's anything relevant, but from Congress's perspective, they're going to want to talk to the new actual attorney general's to what's going on in real time. Then that day, right? A couple of weeks from now whatever Matthew Whitaker is about to be yesterday's news. And the Democrats know that and they know that he he, you know, he's about to be gone. So the value of Matthew Whitaker from my perspective. The value of Matthew Whitaker today for the Democrats was these clips on playing for you to show America people or whoever's willing to pay attention amongst the American people that Benedict Donald hires the best people believe me. Right. They wanted to create a spectacle. They wanted to show America. What a clown. What an unqualified imbecile what a political. This guy is believe me only the best people believe me. So he got into it with congressman Eric swallow. Well, can.
Whitaker testifies he hasn't talked about Mueller probe with Trump
"Acting attorney general Matt Whitaker was called to testify today by Democrats on the House Judiciary committee who grilled him on his oversight of special counsel. Robert Muller's Russia investigation, Whitaker said the White House has never asked nor has he provided any promises or commitments concerning the Mueller probe and he had this response to democr-. Chairman Jerry Nadler who continued to press him over whether he had discussed the investigation with President Trump. Have you ever been asked to approve any request their action to be taken by the special counsel? Mr Chairman, I see that. You're five minutes is up. And so.
Whitaker testifies he hasn't talked about Mueller probe with Trump
"Acting attorney. General Matthew Whitaker took a dig at the democratic chairman of the House Judiciary committee Jerrold Nadler, who's been asking questions about possible interference and special counsel, Robert Mueller's probe. Mr Chairman, I see that. You're five minutes is up. And so. Remark prompted by questions like this. Why did President Trump choose to replace attorney general sessions with an outspoken critic of the special counsel instead of with any number of qualified individuals who had already received Senate confirmation Whitaker did say point blank. He has not interfered with the special counsel's investigation. Here's ranking Republican. Doug Collins, take on the hearing when we look forward into this hearing today is time on this one. If this is the way we're going to go, then we'll have plenty of starts. We'll have plenty of theatrics. Bring you park when I'm thinking about maybe we just set up about former seat in the back because that's what this is becoming is becoming a show Whitaker. Also took a jab telling the panel, this is not a confirmation hearing. And he's about to
"mr chairman" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Controls. Thank you. Mr chairman. General were you aware of the president's intention to order? The withdrawal of our troops from Syria before that was publicly announced. I was not aware of the of the specific of that announcement, certainly we're aware that he has expressed. Yeah. But desire and ten in the past to depart depart Iraq. So you weren't you weren't consulted before that decision was announced. I was not consulted. You mentioned in your testimony that you use the word remnant with regard to ISIS. Can you give us a good a better number than remnant? What were we talking about? Here. Senator cotton mentioned twenty to thirty thousand fighters scattered in various places around the world. Is that accurate? I think that is approximately what the intelligence community has has estimated that is that is left behind. I think we would we would generally share with that that includes people of a variety of different characters. Invite includes fighters and includes supporters includes facilitators within that. About in Syria and Iraq, what number would you put that? I think that in general from what I have seen that that that that is about the number that I to thirty thousand the center, I'm sure this is I think we're we are this is probably a low to moderate confidence number the US troop withdrawal will fulfil Trump's goal of bringing troops home from Syria. Military leaders have pushed back for months, arguing ISIS remains a.
"mr chairman" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"She's dilating. Mr Chairman that would be a, you know, a decision that the doctor the physician and the woman understand that. I'm asking if you're Bill allows that Bill would allow that. Yes. So thin right there before we go to the governor it Virginia re doubling down. He went further even the legislation because the legislation was saying that you'd have the abortion during labor he saying to kill the child after you deliver it, but but it again, he's tried to. He's not he said, he doesn't regret the statement. But we hear this from the source. This is the sponsor of the legislation explaining what they believe it will allow will in Jordan for people that haven't seen the video. If you watch the video of delegate tran- trying to respond to that question. You hear that long pregnant pause to use a term that maybe is appropriate here. She actually grimaces when when she's asked that question because she's knows there's no way she can answer it, truthfully. In a way that just is not barbaric. She knows. This is wrong. But Jordan, I would just say, I know you're going to move to the governor's comments. But whether you're talking about his comments in his refusal to moderate, or in fact, he'd actually doubled down on them or delegate trans refusal to do it during there's a reason for that. If either of these officials were to take even a slightly more nuanced position that you know, if the child is born alive, maybe it's not part of abortion procedure or it is. And there's a living human being on the table if they were to favor any sort of restriction that would say that child would have to be given medical care. The entire reason that they're putting forth proposal which is to garner. The support of Planned Parenthood and narrow and the pro-abortion left Jordan, the support from those groups would disappear if they put any restrictions into these measures along those lines the report the support from those groups would go away. That's why even though she's standing there. Trying to answer the question grimacing knowing there's no good response. She can give she cannot moderate her position because the very support she's going after would disappear if it did let me the governor. Was given a chance to take back statements to you regret. This tape is taken list invite Twenty-one you regret what you said. The way you said it know. And you know..
"mr chairman" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"She's dilating. Mr Chairman that would be a, you know, a decision that the doctor the physician and the woman understand that. I'm asking you. If you're Bill allows that my Bill would allow that every what does that tell us? That tells me tells me that the sponsor of the Bill believes that the child could actually be in the process of delivery and not just that the mothers lives in danger because the Bill says mental health, which means anything we know that that's the way it's been interpreted, by the way by the courts, not just something we're saying the courts of interpret mental health mean anything economic pressures that would put on the family that during the delivery that child that child's life could be ended. Right. And then they call the. Any other post remedies that would take place? Instead of saying a live birth at that point, they call it the product of abortion, right? A product a product a product of abortion, anti a box of cereal just a product something you just take off the shelf and put back on. And if you don't want it you throw it in the trash, and that's how they I mean, this is part of this, by the way, this is the language. They put in the Bill. This is not anything where this is their language. Yeah. That's right. And I think what we are seeing now is how far the abortion movement would go. It's an industry these are expensive procedures makes money for them. Let me remind you Planned Parenthood has doubled their amount of late term abortion facilities in the United States. They had eighteen and that's because there were so few procedures people that would even perform the procedure. So they fly I actually these abortionists around to this procedure because there are so few who'll do it, but they've got from eighteen to thirty seven. So they're investing in late term abortion right out, Planned Parenthood. So. So the idea again that this is something they want to keep his, oh, this is very this doesn't happen off to this very rare. Then they wouldn't be investing in it because areas had eight t late term abortion facilities. Why do you need thirty seven? And they've done that just in the last two years so under the Trump presidency. They're seeing well over sway got overturned. Hey, we get to make up the laws. Why don't we start that process? Now like Andy said, and you're starting to see the liberal states. Do what played parenthood ask you? They always do.
"mr chairman" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Where it's obvious that a woman is about to give birth. She has physical signs of that. She's about to give birth would that still be a point at which she could request an abortion if she was so certified. Dilating? Mr Chairman that would be a, you know, a decision that the doctor the physician and the woman I understand that. I'm asking you. If you're Bill allows that my Bill would allow that. Yes, there you have it it's infanticide in the birth canal. I'm not sure if they've crowned you know, I've got three kids. So I know low process, I don't know whether it's just dilation or in the birth canal. But it seems like if the baby is not on the table. But then we learn from the governor Virginia who was a pediatric neurologist and loves children. I stipulate that but he has a conversation with WTO radio host Deborah Feinstein that is simply disgusting cut number two. Exception. There was a very contentious committee hearing yesterday when Fairfax county delicate Kathy TRAN made her case for lifting restrictions on third trimester abortions as well as other restrictions now in place, and she was pressed by Republican delegate about whether her Bill would permit an abortion, even as a woman is essentially dilating ready to give birth and she answered that it would permit and abortion at that stage of labor. Do you support her measure in in explain her answer? I wasn't there Julian I certainly can't speak for delegate TRAN, but I will tell you one first thing I would say this is why decisions such as this should be made by providers physicians and the mothers and fathers that are involved. There. Are you know, when we talk about third trimester abortions, these are done with the consent of obviously. The mother with the consent. Of the physicians more than one physician, by the way. And it's done in cases where there may be severe deformities. There may be a fetus that's non bible. So in this, particular example, if a mothers in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable, the infant would be resuscitate it if that's what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother, so so I think this was really blown out of proportion. But again, we want the government not to be involved in these types of decisions we want the decision to be made by the mothers and their providers. And this is why Julie that legislators most of whom are men, by the way shouldn't be telling the woman what she shouldn't shouldn't be doing that is infanticide. All right. When it says, the baby will be resuscitated if the mother wants that that means the baby is capable of life outside of the womb, and the mother can decide not to give it life at that moment. All right at that moment after they've given birth. I don't know how many of you have been with your wives or how many of you have given birth. You know, you're not exactly in the greatest position to make a rational decision at that point. And if there is a handicap if there is a significant disability you're in shock at that. It's not what you expected sometimes it is unexpected. And what Ralph Northam said, then the mother will decide that's infanticide. And there's no way around it. And I know he's a good guy. I often go out on the speaking tour with Paul Begala is by far the funniest speaker. I work with I love working with Paul because I don't do much hang around with a funny guy like that. He's very very funny. He loves Ralph Northam because Ralph is a quote, moderate, Paul Begala. Thanks that Ralph Northam and Paul is Virginia voter as I am. I did not vote for Ralph north of my voted for Ed Gillespie, Paul Begala voted for Ralph Northam. He loves him. Oh, he's a monitor. No, he's not. He's not a moderate. He may not talk about how extremist, but that's an extreme position. Ninety five percent of America reject that position. If a baby is born, you do whatever you can to save that baby. And I yeah, America's shocked. I didn't wanna play. I hate to do that to you on the morning drive. But you have to know that New York and Virginia have gone crazy. Gone crazy. Now, I also want to get back to Alexandria, Kallio Cortez. But first, let remind you one of the great sponsors of our program citizens for truth and drug pricing in tomorrow. I'm gonna have on Chuck Grassley was the chairman of the finance committee to find out how the hearing went on the cost of prescription drugs because the Senate finance committee is drilling down. Senator Bill Kennedy. Dr Bill Cassidy was on its John. Kennedy Bill Cassidy, Dr Bill Cassidy of Louisiana was on this week and said explained the finance committee was going to drill it the regulations that allow these ridiculous price increases that are killing people ten different medications increased by over one hundred percent since two thousand eleven with no end in sight why because the big drug maker's spent lobbying to protect their profits. They are the biggest lobby in America. Well, actually, the people are, but the people need to say these need to be controlled Chuck Grassley will be joining me on the program. We have our voices, we have our votes, and we have senators that we can talk with and they come to the Hewitt Show to talk about it. The president United States has tweeted. The actually in.
"mr chairman" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"It's time to give federal employees pay raise and the respect they deserve. And I urge my colleagues to support this legislation. Thank you. And I yield back. Members are reminded to refrain from engaging in personalities toward the president. Gentlemen from North Carolina. Is a gentleman from Maryland prepared to closer is. Yes. Thank you. Mr. Chairman. I I will go ahead and close then if the gentleman is prepared to close and has no further witnesses saying that got he's shaking his head. So I'll go ahead. We prepared to close. All right. Thank thank thank Mr Chairman. Let me let me close by saying a sincere word of compliment to the gentleman from Maryland mister, Cummings and the gentlemen from Virginia, Mr. Khan. We have great differences on this piece of legislation, and indeed we represent very different districts. But it has been said many times that you can disagree without being disagreeable. And I want to compliment the two gentlemen for their vigorous debate today, but where they didn't make personal attacks. And I hope that Mr Chairman they've seen the same from me, and I have high respect for both of them. I also believe that it times where perhaps we de-escalate the emotions, and I know this is a highly charged emotional debate as it should be Republican Mark meadows when we deescalate that we can find common ground, and this chairman I commit to the two gentlemen that I have had the privilege of working with for the last six years that I will continue to work hard and with great. Resolve define ways that we can not only recognize and compensate our federal workers, but we can do so in a manner that is fair and equitable, and certainly make sure that the servants they are is recognized. Mr chairman. I would also say that this particular piece of legislation. Hopefully, we'll we'll provide the fodder for us going back to the committee and going through a markup process to look at how we actually addressed this where we actually have hearings and bring in experts because Mr Chairman, we have had the majority leader of of of the congress on this house floor, citing one store one particular survey, we've had me here citing the CBO and those two statistics are at odds. So I think it's important that we hear from real experts and figure out how we do this time is now for us to find a way to work in a bipartisan manner to truly move this country forward, the federal workforce is an important part of that. I believe this particular piece of legislation sends a bad message to those federal workers who believe that pay raises are not based on merit that they don't Adelphi the poor performers. We have to address that as well. Mr Chairman, and so I urge rejection of this Bill and I yield back the balance of my time. The gentleman from Maryland is recognized mitchum. I have. The gentleman has five minutes remaining. Thank you very much myself such as I may consume. I would like to insert into the record an article from the washing Washington Post reports federal salary council. The official monitor of federal bay found founded federal workers make an average of thirty percent less than their private sector counterparts. The gentleman's request will be right general general leave. Thank you very much. Mr speaker. You know, it is so important that we do everything in our power to support our federal employees. And I want to thank Mr. Conley. And Mr. warrior. They have given the blood and sweat knits years. For federal employees constantly standing up for them. Trying to make sure that they are treated fairly and given their due. Just today. I spoke to two people who were telling me about how is federal employees. And I. I did basically save their lives. Save their lives. And that they told me that one told me that the first thing who saved their lives. I was making about sixty five thousand dollars. There's a Doctor Khumalo now. And the other said it was about maybe seventy at best. These are people that could have been doing other things. Could have been making a lot of money. But they decided to give their efforts. To a greater cause. Their names were probably never appear. On the front page or any page of the Washington Post. They won't be on ABC news. They will not have the mansion that they could have gotten. But they have done something that would have fed their souls. They have come to the job with passion. Compassion. And the desired to make things better. And they are the ones that have determined that they wanna put their fingerprints on the future of.
"mr chairman" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Appointed three Mr Chairman a special counsel. And and generally when when something comes up at issue comes up that needs to be investigated. And there are good reasons to have it investigated by a special counsel outside the normal chain at the department. Some unusually of public stature they can provide additional assurance of non-party the attorney general sessions had a conflict because he worked on the Trump campaign. I'm not sure all the facts. But I think he probably did the right thing recusing himself. I agree. I think he did the right thing to recuse himself. Dino, rod Rosenstein, yes, I do push your opinion. I have very high opinion of rod Rosenstein and his service in the department. Very high opinions of rod Rosenstein and Bob Muller as I do as I've been telling you from the beginning. I'm not afraid of the Muller report. That's why I think the first week. He was appointed on meet the press. I said do not interfere. Do not fire do not harass the president's made mistakes. But the tweets, but he has left him alone because he's going to be exonerated. That's what's going to happen. And then Muller with his seventeen angry Democrats are going to exonerate Trump. That's what I think is going to happen while fighting Manafort to be just a very bad guy. Meanwhile, Lindsey Graham talked about a memo that Bill Barr wrote about the power of the presidency and article to basically a con LA primer and why he wrote it what it what it said. You gotta listen to this cut number sixteen Bill bar and Lindsey Graham. Why.
"mr chairman" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"By appointed three Mr Chairman a special counsel. And generally when when something comes up an issue comes up that needs to be investigated. And there are good reasons to have it investigated by a special counsel outside the normal chain at the department someone usually of public stature that can provide additional assurance of non-party bleed the attorney general sessions headed conflict because he worked on the Trump campaign. I'm not sure if all the facts, but I I think he probably did the right thing recusing himself. I agree. I think did the right thing to recuse himself. Dino, rod, Rosenstein, guess I do push your opinion. Again, I have very high opinion of rod Rosenstein and his service in the department. Very high opinions of rod Rosenstein and Bob Muller as I do as I've been telling you from the beginning. I'm not afraid of the Muller report. That's why I think the first week. He was appointed. As on meet the press, they said do not interfere. Do not fire do not harass the president's made mistakes. But the tweets, but he has left him alone because he's going to be exonerated. That's what's going to happen. And then Muller with his seventeen angry Democrats are going to exonerate Trump. That's what I think is going to happen while finding Manafort to be just a very bad guy. Meanwhile, Lindsey Graham talked about a memo that Bill Barr wrote about the power of the presidency and article to basically at con LA primer, and why he wrote it what what it said. You gotta listen to this cut number sixteen Bill bar and Lindsey Graham. Why.
Facebook and Twitter Executives Testify on Foreign Interference in US Elections
"Google was noticeably absent, but top leaders from Facebook and Twitter were on Capitol Hill this week Kelly. Smoot reports they faced a barrage of tough questions from senators on what they're doing to protect US elections from foreign interference Twitter and Facebook facing tough questions from both Republicans and Democrats during his Senate intelligence hearing Wednesday about the use of social media to influence U S politics by foreign entities. What makes a good can be manipulated by bad actors to do harm Russian disinformation has reveal a dark underbelly of the entire online ecosystem. Facebook CEO, Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey under fire for allowing accounts linked to countries like Russia. In Iran to influence Americans. The information your platform. Disseminates changes minds it hardens opinions. It helps people make sense of the world when you control that or you influence that a little a little of it. You're in a position to win wars without fern shot. The tech giant's acknowledging they missed the disinformation campaign ahead of the two thousand sixteen election. We were too slow to spot this and too slow to act knowledge, the real world negative consequences of what happened and outlining what they've done since to combat fake accounts. Hackers and attempts at foreign influence where identifying and challenging eight to ten million suspicious accounts every week and resorting over a half million accounts from logging and to Twitter every single day. We are now blocking millions of attempts to register false accounts each and every day, but senators saying more still needs to be done. I'm skeptical that ultimately you'll be able to truly address this challenge on your own. I believe congress is going to have
Democrats, Trump and Cory Booker discussed on Laura Ingraham
"Economy added more jobs than expected in August and wage growth hits. This is where we were looking for Taylor just handed this to me, this is what we were just looking for wage growth hits post recession high. Wow. That is good
Senate Judiciary Committee, White House and Senator Dianne Feinstein discussed on Rush Limbaugh
"Break on that's going to give us that the steps forward. We just haven't received that tip yet. The boy's mother Antoine's black man with gold teeth and dreadlocks driving. A white Toyota Camry will the white grill. You can see sketch more nine seventy WFL a dot com.
Former Sen. Jon Kyle to replace McCain in Senate
"The governor of Arizona has picked John Kyle inexperienced experienced hand to replace John McCain in the Senate McCain died of brain cancer last month, Kyle represented Arizona in the Senate from nineteen ninety-five to twenty thirteen when he retired Kyle. Republican is expected to get a chance to vote on the nomination of Brett Cavanaugh giving the Republicans the bare majority required to confirm Cavanaugh to the supreme court. Kyle says he is committed to serving through January of two thousand nineteen he is not committed to serving beyond that date. He is expected to be a placeholder not running in two thousand twenty when voters will get to decide who fills the remainder of McCain seat through twenty twenty
Eight shot at apartment complex in San Bernardino, California
"Investigators in San Bernardino, we're trying to talk to people who saw a shooting that injured eight people a couple of people who were shot went to the hospital in critical condition, but San Bernardino, police captured rich law head says, no one is talking about this shooting at the apartment complex of the victims that we have none of our victims that can talk to his right now are cooperative and will not. To provide any information. He says detectives are trying to find a motive for the shooting Sunday night, the apartment surveillance cameras were not
Trump criticizes British PM Theresa May over Brexit deal
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