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Senate Judiciary Committee approves Amy Coney Barrett's nomination
"Judiciary Committee has advanced Judge Amy Cockney Barrett Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate. Mr Chairman, the votes or 12 years. 10 no votes. Republicans powered past a democratic boycott of this morning session. To keep confirmation of President Trump's election on track before Election Day. The final confirmation vote is expected Monday.
Fresh update on "mr chairman" discussed on C-SPAN Programming
"You. Thank you, Mr Chairman and Mr Chairman. I just want to start by saying that I certainly appreciate the bipartisan work that we have accomplished together during this. Congress, under our leadership of this committee has advanced important legislation to strengthen or security to safe guard critical facilities and institutions from Terrorist attacks, streamline government efficiency and in the process, save taxpayer dollars and ensure strong oversight of the coronavirus emergency spending. This committee does its best work for the American people when we come together and areas that we can mutually agree on. I regret that today's hearing unfortunately, does not need our best. Traditions of nonpartisanship and bipartisanship. This committee has already held a hearing on oversight of Crossfire Hurricane investigation, We heard testimony from the Department of Justice Inspector general or Wits about the errors in the misconduct. Here is non partisan independent investigation found. Inspector General Horowitz interviewed more than 100 witnesses and reviewed more than one million documents over the course of nearly two years to come to his conclusions. In fact, I asked that the executive summary of this report be entered into the record transactions checked. I'll remind the chairman and Mr Horowitz found that opening quote opening the investigation was in compliance with department and FBI policies and to quote and found quote, no evidence of political bias in its opening or in any investigative step taken by the Crossfire, hurricane team and of quote You know, the inspector general did find problems with this investigation, and the FBI has already implemented those recommended changes to prevent those errors from happening again. In addition to our own committee's hearing, the Senate Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction over the FBI, and the Department of Justice, is currently undertaking its own investigation. Prosecutor John Durham is also continuing his own investigation at the Department of Justice. The Senate Intelligence Committee has also already investigated and it's bipartisan report. Including the Trump campaign manager, Paul Manafort. Willingness to share information with the Russian intelligence services was a grave. A grave counterintelligence threat. I ask that the findings of the Senate Intelligence Committee also be entered into the record without objections. Toe determined that objection. In addition to our own Uh, today's hearing seeks to rehash the same matter it a more partisan way to reach conclusions that the chairman has already announced publicly. Panelists here today are not witnesses to the underlying events. Their public commentary has been extremely partisan and in some cases such as disputing the result of the most recent election. Entirely divorced from reality. Strength of American democracy and a peaceful transfer position of power depends largely on the American people's Trust that our elections are free and that they are fair. There was no plot against jackpot President Trump when he won the election four years ago. Or when he lost the election last month. Promoting a demonstrably false narrative with dangerous rhetoric erodes trust and prevents our country from healing. Our committee has a real responsibility to conduct oversight of the federal government's role in pandemic response, and so many other matters, impacting national security and given the dangerous world that we live in. We simply don't have time to indulge in hyper partisan investigations that simply don't advance the interest of the American people. Therefore, I did not think today's hearing is the appropriate use of our committee's time. Resource is or quite frankly, credibility. Next year, I look forward to returning to our strengths toe work together in a bipartisan way to address the devastating public health, economic and security challenges. We're facing as a country. Thank you, Mr Chairman. Thanks, Center, Peters. It is the tradition of this committee to swear and witnesses. So, Ms Atkinson, if you just raise your right hand and the gentleman here will stand and raise your right hand. Do you solemnly swear the testimony you give before this committee will be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, So help you God, please be seated. First witness is Miss Cheryl Atkinson. Considers an investigative journalist and the host of the National Television News Program Full measure for 30 years, Ms. Atkinson was a correspondent and anchor at CBS News, PBS, CNN and in local news This Atkinson has authored several books on US politics, the media and government abuses. This Atkinson has received five any awards and the Edward R. Murrow Award. Investigative reporting, Ms Atkinson and that's a Homeland Security committee chair, Ron Johnson. Thank you. Good morning, everybody. I've been a non partisan journalist for nearly 40 years in local news, CNN, CBS, PBS and the national station groups and Claire I've witnessed a dramatic devolution of my industry is.
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?
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
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
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
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.
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 C-SPAN Radio
"Will be reported to the Mr Chairman may be recognized. Yes. Thank you. Mr Chairman, Senator coons, thank my friend, and colleague Senator flake and thank you for giving us the time today to have a conversation. A number of my colleagues have asked for a one week delay in order that there might be an FBI investigation of what alligators are currently. Before this committee. I respect Senator flakes view that in his opinion. It was best to respect your having given Dr Ford the time to be heard yesterday and advance the nominee to the four. But it is my hope that we could work together on a bipartisan basis to diligently pursue an FBI investigation within the next week not for the purpose of delay. But for the purpose of investigating further either allegations made by Dr Ford or others with a goal towards demonstrating a bipartisan commitment to diligently investigating these allegations. Thank you, Mr Chairman. Thank you, Senator flake Senator Feinstein. Thank you. I would support that motion. I think we do need this investigation. Matter of fact, I sort of misunderstood Senator flake what you were doing. I thought it included a one week investigation. So I would like to support the motion for that investigation. Miss chairman share. We'll take turns here Senator. I love this committee. But we're not the majority leader Senator flake is made clear what it would take him to be comfortable on a final. Passage vote. Senator Lindsey Graham matter what we say here. This'll be up to Senator Schumer and Senator McConnell, so it is completely up to that. Yeah. And I think it's very clear Senator, let's.
"mr chairman" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Mr Chairman we were had proposed. Having the polygraph examiner testify, as you know, if that had happened the full panoply of materials that he had supporting his examination would have been provided you rejected that request. So what we did provide was the polygraph report. Which is what the members of the committee currently have an on September twenty six Mr Chairman this was actually sent to your chief counsel, and I just wanna share it with America. So that they have this report as well. We will accept without objection. What you've accident includes the world's requesting and expect the other materials that I've stated that Mr Chairman, you wouldn't allow the underlying witness who performed the polygraph test to testify, nor would you allow Mark to testify. And so I would just like to point out. Thank you for allowing this report and the record. But that is the reason that we don't have the underlying information for you. You got what you wanted to? I think you'd be mistrial. I'm satisfied with Senator. Go ahead almost the polygraph administered. It was administered on August seventh. Was. It was the data. The report is August tenth in two thousand eighteen was it provided today. Medi. Let's see if we can't do this in a more orderly way. It was I was he was asking, and I have it right here. And you have except camera twenty-six accepted. All right. Mitchell for Senator Cruz. Thank you. Mitchell. Cuter? We've talked about the day in the Republicans in the summer of nineteen eighty two and thank you for being willing to do that. I know it's difficult. I'd like to shift gears and discuss the last several months, okay? In your. Statement, you said that on July sixth you had a quote sense of urgency to relate the information to the Senate and the president did you contact either the Senate or the president honorable before July six? No, I did not. I did not know how to do that. Okay. Prior to July six had you spoken to any member of congress. And when I say congress, I mean, the Senate or the house of representatives or any congressional staff members about your allegations. No. Why did you contact the Washington Post on July sixth? So I was panicking because I knew the time line was short for the decision. And people were giving me advice on the beach people who don't know about. The processes that. They were giving me advice and many people told me you need to hire a lawyer. And I didn't do that. I didn't understand why I would need a lawyer. Somebody said call the New York Times, call the Washington Post put in an anonymous tip go to your congressperson. And when I weighed those options I felt like the best option was to try to do the civic route, which is to go to my congress person who happens to be an issue. So I called her office. And I also put in the anonymous tip to the Washington Post and neither unfortunately, neither got back to me before the selection of the nominee. You testified that congresswoman we're going to have to take a break here. We'll be right back. I'll tell you. What transpired if anything the this woman? Rachel Mitchell is taking essentially all the time that would have been given two Republican senators they were afraid that having men ask her questions would look bad. That is the America of twenty eighteen..
"mr chairman" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Reported to the Mr Chairman may be recognized. Yes. Thank you. Mr. Chairman. I just wanted to thank my friend and colleague Senator flake and thank you for giving us the time today to have a conversation. A number of my colleagues have asked for a one week delay in order that there might be an FBI investigation of what allegations are currently. Before this committee. I respect Senator flakes view that in his opinion. It was best to respect your having given Dr Ford the time to be heard yesterday and advance the nominee of the four. But it is my hope that we could work together on a bipartisan basis to diligently pursue an FBI investigation within the next week not for the purpose of delay. But for the purpose of investigating further either allegations made by Dr Ford others with a goal towards demonstrating a bipartisan commitment to diligently investigating these allegations. Thank you, Mr Chairman. Thank you, Senator flake Senator Feinstein. Thank you. I would support that motion. I think we do need this investigation. Matter of fact, I sort of misunderstood Senator flake what you were doing. I thought it included one week investigation. So I would like to support the motion for that investigation. Miss chairman. We'll take turns here Senator I love this committee. But we're not the majority leader Senator flake is made clear what it would take him to be comfortable on a final passage vote. But it doesn't matter what we say here. This'll be up to Senator Schumer and Senator McConnell, so it is completely up to them. And I think it's very clear and Senator.
"mr chairman" Discussed on KOMO
"To the Mr Chairman may be recognized. Yes. Thank you. Mr chairman. I just want to thank my friend and colleague Senator flake and thank you for giving us the time today to have a conversation. A number of my colleagues have asked for a one week delay in order that there might be an FBI investigation of what alligators are currently. Before this committee. I respect Senator flakes view that in his opinion. It was best to respect your having given Dr Ford the time to be heard yesterday and advanced the nominee to the four. But it is my hope that we could work together on a bipartisan basis to diligently pursue and FBI investigation within the next week not for the purpose of delay. But for the purpose of investigating further either allegations made by Dr others with a goal towards demonstrating a bipartisan commitment to diligently investigating these allegations. Thank you, Mr Chairman. Thank you, Senator flake Senator Feinstein. Thank you. I would support that motion. I think we do need this investigation. Murphy, I sort of misunderstood Senate flake what you were doing. I thought it included one week investigation. So I would like to support the motion for that investigation. Miss chairman. We'll take turns. I love this committee. But we're not the majority leader Senator flake is made clear what it would take him to be comfortable on a final passage vote. But it doesn't matter what we say here. This'll be up to Senator Schumer and Senator McConnell, so it is completely up to the. And I think it's very clear Senator,.
"mr chairman" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"Thank you. Mr chairman. Eve made reference judge to a sworn statement, I believe by Mark judge to the committee that correct? Made reference to Mark judge is a lawyer sent to the committee. It's not a sworn statement is it. Under penalty of felony. Well, it's a statement signed by his lawyer Barbara van Gelder it is six cursory and conclusively sentences. Are you saying that that is a substitute for an investigation by the FBI or some interviewed by the FBI under under penalty of felony? He's said this kind of event in happen. And then I never did. Or would have done something like that as a federal judge. You always want the best evidence. Don't you? So he is said and all the witnesses present look at miss. Zirs statement. She's she's move onto another topic. You've testified to this committee this morning. This afternoon. Quote, this whole two week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit fueled with a parent pent up anger about President Trump and the two thousand sixteen election fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record revenge on behalf of the Clintons and millions of dollars in money from outside left wing opposition groups, is it your testimony that..
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
"mr chairman" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"Hearing on the nomination of Mr Chairman, Fred Cavanaugh, Mr Chairman to serve as a social Justice chairman. I'd like. Before we proceed regular worth Mr Chairman. I'd like to be recognized ask a question before we proceed the committee received just last night less than fifteen hours ago. There's more regular pages of documents that we have not had an opportunity to review. We cannot be recognized. I moved to adjourn the American people, and I moved to return directly Judge Kevin. Karen, I moved. Okay. So this is all a bunch of nonsense. Chuck Grassley is the Republican Senator who's in charge of that. Does Kamala Harris that you heard there who was saying that she received all these documents except that as I mentioned, she has already come out against the nomination, Brad Kavanagh? So what are the documents going to change her vote in favor of Brad Kavanagh? Of course, it's a bunch of nonsense. And then you have Ron Wyden who's jumping in there. And you have Senator Richard Blumenthal, who's jumping in there a bunch of different democratic senators saying, well, we moved to adjourn. Guess what buddy? You don't have the votes. So this is a waste of time. What Grassley institution of said, listen since you're making a mockery of this. We're just going to skip the hearing and voted Matic many. We can save everybody a month. Save everybody a month of time and stupid effort. And instead, we'll just vote the guy directly out of committee and down to the floor. And then we can have about this guy can be sitting on the supreme court by the end of the week because that's where this is going. Instead, we're gonna waste a month with all of this bureaucratic nonsense or Democrats opposed because they have to oppose and Republicans vote for him. And that's the end of the story. But I do enjoy they do enjoy the theatrics. They. Kabuki theatre of all this the real reason that all of these Democrats are running for president want hearings is they can have their their sort of. Ronald Reagan nineteen eighty moment. In the nineteen eighty primaries. There is a New Hampshire primary debate. There was a point where Ronald Reagan was debating, George H W Bush, and he had paid for part of the sponsorship of the debate. And they tried to cut off his Mike, and he said I paid for this microphone, Mr. brain and the crowd erupted. And it was this big moment. All these Democrats are looking for that except in the Senate Judiciary committee. They're all looking for that moment where they get to celebrate Cavanaugh. You sir are Representative of the regime from the Handmaid's tale. People were actually being dragged out. I'm not kidding kicking and screaming from the hearing room a bunch of the folks on the left to dress up in pussy, hats and Handmaid's tale, costumes, they were actually brought out by their hands and feet like carried out by their hands and feet because they were screaming about judge Breyer cabinet, wait until President Trump gets to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the supreme court. If you wanna see people burn stuff down because they're almost doing it for Brad Kavanagh who it should be remembered is replacing Antonin Scalia, another conservative on the court. It is a replacement of a of an originalist by an originalist. He's probably a little bit softer than Antonin Scalia. And yet we're getting all of this who nanny this hot and bothered from from the left. It's really insane. I know that they think under article forty seven of the constitution of the United States. There's whining clause that allows them to wind their way into obstructing this. But there's no way for them to actually obstruct this. So it's all a waste of time. It's all virtuous signaling nonsense, and again, all of these judicial hearings annoy me in the first place because if somebody were to give..
"mr chairman" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"Stay connected with one six one FM talking. Iheart radio station. I Mike Hamrick. It appears at least four proposed amendments to the north. Carolina constitution will be on the fall ballots that the result of the state supreme court's rejection of requests by the state NWC p to block questions on voter identification and income taxes. The higher court made that vote today to other amendments are still in court while two more weren't challenged. The family of Martin Bankhead says they are relieved that he has been found. But it's not the way they'd hoped Bank heads family learned Saturday. Authorities found his remains, but they still have a lot of questions about how he wound up two hundred miles away from home without any of them knowing it marisha Davis Bank heads knee says that's way out of character for her uncle authorities found his decomposed body in a wooded creek. And South Carolina read Kevin all supreme court hearings are off to a mighty rough. Start Republican Chuck Grassley opening statement was interrupted by democrat Kamala. Harris. Mike Bauer reports. Welcome everyone to this confirmation. Hearing on the nomination of Mr Chairman Brit Kavanagh, Mr Chairman to serve as a social Justice to chairman. I'd like. United States before we proceed, and that is how it all began. Democrats are demanding more access to Kavanagh's background some protesters in the audience, then started shouting and will remove Democrats have accused Republicans of withholding documents on Kavanagh's background and want the hearings postpone Mike Bauer reporting. However, most American voters think President Trump's nomination of cavenaugh will be confirmed at Lisa's e with details on that. According to a new Rasmusen survey sixty nine percent of likely voters think it's somewhat likely that Brett Cavanaugh will be confirmed. That includes thirty eight percent who believe it's highly likely only seventeen percent of people surveyed do not think a confirmation is likely with six percent saying it's highly unlikely at least Z reporting, stay connected. Follow us on social media. Go to one oh, six one FM talk dot com to connect. I may take the comedian bringing.
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
"mr chairman" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Mr chairman mr chairman since secretary carson was last before this committee is taking actions and issued proposals that are deeply problematic and harmful for abominable families and hardworking americans is releasing outrageous plan that will triple rents by the lowest income households and put one point seven million americans at risk of eviction and homelessness is also embraced steep budget cuts to important programs the trump administration's latest budget request to congress would cut heads budget by twenty four percent compared to current levels and would eliminate the community development block grant and the home investment partnerships program i'm also very concerned about the action secretary costs and has taken to undermine fair housing in this country secretary carson has stopped the implementation of hoods affirmatively furthering fairhousing rule which requires the federal agencies and recipients of federal housing funds take proactive steps to affirmatively further fair housing according to news reports is brought to bear housing investigations and enforcement actions is even proposed taking the free inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination out of her mission statement to address these harmful actions i've introduced legislation to restore the fairhousing protections that secretary carson and the trump administration ed eliminated hr sixty two twenty the restoring housing protections eliminated by her act of two thousand eighteen response directly to each action that secretary costs and has taken to undermine fairhousing congress should not stand by while the agency charged with ensuring housing turns its back on its mission and takes actions that rollback of physical protections that ensure that all americans have access to housing so i think the secretary for coming today and i look forward to hearing his testimony on these important issues and as to the chairman's comments about civility and about what he would do if he owned a restaurant let me just say that i think every reasonable person have concluded that the president of the united states of america has advocated violence is been divisive and he has been the one that has caused what we see happening today where people are trying to push back on his policies and where people are dragged to have peaceful protests instead of violence but he continues to call names and he continues to challenge people in various ways al quote to you some of his stains saying in his campaign i quote he said at like to knock the crap out of them he said you know what they used to do to guys like that when they were in a place like this there'd be carried out on a stretcher folks and in addition to that he also talked about the fact that if someone was hurt a while they were being assaulted as he was encouraging them to do it said this so if you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato lack the crap out of them and would you seriously trump said okay just knock the hell out i promise i will pay for the legal fees i promise i promise so mr chairman if you wanna talk about civility you start with the president of the united states and you employ him not to continue to promote violence not to continue to promote divisiveness and then i think he would be a better example and people would follow a better example rather than get trapped into what he's advocating which is cure violence i you.
"mr chairman" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Probably nothing we're on spring break he's in brazil is when president obama made this announcement and when the bombing occurred and when the congressional break was over and the president returned from his trip to south america nothing had happened except that the constitution was weaker and the power of the presidency was stronger qaddafi was about to be killed in a horrific away if qaddafi was so evil that he ought to have been killed ought to have been killed by american forces only the congress can unleash those forces madison could not have been clearer what troubles me the most is the precedential value that comes about when congress looks the other way i'm not here to criticize president trump this is not an argument about politics this is an argument about principle but he had reason to believe that congress would do nothing because congress did nothing in these other instances in which presidents went to war mr chairman i would argue that the am apps are unconstitutional because they don't have an endpoint because they unleash the president to pursue who he wants for as long as he wishes to do so and i would encourage you to repeal those am apps but not to replace them with corker kane and the senator corker is a friend of mine senator canes a friend of mine this is hardly a personal but as you yourself mr chairman have have pointed out at the present time the president goes around the world and i don't mean president trump presidents go around the world looking for monsters to slay when it's popular or win their view what's moral they slay them and congress does does nothing about it but when this behavior becomes a precedent for future presidents to do it when a president in this era can rely on a document of no moral and legal value like the two fs and the congress does nothing about it the constitution is being amended by consent i only have a few seconds left corker kane look if the congress decides to withdraw funds for some military excursion the president will veto the act of withdrawal and then it will require a two thirds vote of both houses to overcome that so a president with one third plus one in either house can wage war on any target at anytime the president chooses to do so that is so contrary to what madison intended so contrary to the plain meaning.
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"Steve on thursday night north korea said it was ready to talk to president trump quote at anytime trump's decision to cancel the summit the statement said did not match the world's desire leader kim jong hoon had focused every effort it said on his meeting with president trump here's what else you need to the times reports that harvey weinstein the disgraced movie mogul is expected to surrender to police eman hatton on friday on charges that he raped one woman and forced another to perform oral sex on it is the first time that weinstein will face criminal charges for a pattern of alleged sexual assault that stretches back decades done something today that was very important because we righted a wrong it was a wrong a lot of people what i do it without being an expert on the subject i knew it for a long time in an oval office ceremony on thursday president trump pardoned the leap boxer jack johnson the country's first black heavyweight champion who was sent to prison in nineteen thirteen for crossing state lines with a white one jack johnson was not treated fairly and we have corrected that honor to have done it lend the case was brought to the president's attention by the actor sylvester stallone who attended the white house ceremony along with johnson's niece linda heywood linda to say something from jack this has been a long time coming and i am really only.
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"W bush so that i think was seen as quite problematic quite a major snub on the part in the north koreans i think the second area that's worthy of exploration is the role of the chinese president xi jinping kim jong un went out to sea xi jinping twice most recently a couple of weeks ago he went to visit him in a coastal chinese city dahlie on and as soon as he got back to north korea there was a perceptible shift in north korea's tone toward the united states the big question and president trump himself has raised this is what happened in that meeting was she i i will say i'm a little disappointed because when kim jong had the meeting with president chief and china the second maitre the first meeting we knew about the second meeting i think that was a little change in attitude from kim jong on so i don't like that did president she tell kim jong on to go back to pian yang and take tougher tone or alternatively did kim jong un say to president she you know i really don't wanna do this meeting if i pull out will you have my back we don't know the answer to that question but i think it's a major part of what may have happened here i wonder if this summit was doomed from the start based on the death of trust and these very different goals of both countries the us demanding that north korea immediately denuclearize north korea saying we can't do that we won't do that we fear that that leads us to giving up our protective shield or was this a case of both sides the president and his people and kamat and his people could've mucking this all up with their actions and their statements i think if you speak to american diplomats that have been involved in previous negotiations with north korea they will tell you it was doomed from the start because the gap between the two sides was simply unbridgeable i think what president trump managed to do interestingly enough by sheer force of enthusiasm is kind of make people rethink their assumptions about north korea well maybe if the president of the united states can get.
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"The daily is supported by the showtime documentary series the fourth estate the fourth estate is an intense four part series from behind the scenes of the new york times during the first year of the trump administration with incredible access this series follows the editors journalists and reporters who fight everyday for the freedom of the press in their tireless pursuit of the truth the fourth estate starts may twenty seventh only on showtime listeners go to showtime dot com and enter code daily to receive a thirty day free trial offer expires june twenty fourth it still feels like there's a little ambiguity around exactly what happened here there's the obvious surface theory that starting with john bolton and then mike pence that language from the us spooked north korea and so they issued threats and that unsettled the president and he cancelled the meeting but what do you think is really behind this historic decision to end this stork summit i think there's a couple of other elements that are intriguing i'm not sure they're absolutely the main cause but i'll mention both one is the united states sent a group out from the white house to start making arrangements in singapore and they were in singapore for three days waiting for their north korean counterparts and the north koreans never showed up they stood up the american group and that group included the white house deputy chief of staff joe hagen a man who's planned presidential trips going all the way back to george h.
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"Recognition of just how much distance separates the two sides may president trump made it clear the united states of america under his leadership is not going to tolerate the regime north korea possessing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles that threaten the united states and our allies so trump ends this section of a letter that you read with a pretty explicit threat pointing out that the us has a quote massive nuclear arsenal and it would be a shame if we had to use it why would you do that i think this goes to the second part of what the north koreans were saying their statement which is this kind of threat that if you don't meet us in the negotiating table maybe you'll meet us on the nuclear battlefield i think this is the president reminding the north koreans you know what we have more of those than you do it was really i think no more complicated than that it's a little in congress to have the president say how sad he is to not do this meeting he really wanted to do and simultaneously say we might new newco yeah no kidding i mean there's a lot of paradoxes but there's been paradoxes in president trump's relationship with kim jong un from the start rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime this after all is a relationship that began with trump calling him little rocket man rocket man should have been handled a long time ago and then almost overnight things have changed very radically from a few months ago you know the name calling and a lot of other things turned into this very strange courtship has been where he wound up referring to cam as a gentleman who had behaved honourably very honorable from everything wishing there has been this paradox in how trump has treated kim from the beginning and i think we do see it even in this letter today so how does this letter end will you read the last two paragraphs trump rights i felt a wonderful dialogue was building up between you and me and ultimately.
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"You'd overnight by a top north korean official the vice foreign minister and in that statement the official goes after vice president mike pence calling vice president mike pence quote a political dummy and says that he misunderstands the north korean position and he is saying uninformed and stupid things so there's a personal insult that's being lobbed here at the vice president but beyond that the statement goes on to say that if you don't meet us in a room maybe a meet us on the battlefield maybe we will have a nuclear showdown so there's actually a very serious threat here of military hostilities that's also being rolled out by the north koreans but why would north korea call the vice president of the united states a dummy so now to my exclusive interview with the vice president starting with that meeting at the white house will vice president pence invoked libya you know there was some talk about the libyan last week and the president made clear you know this this will only end like the libyan model ended if kim jong doesn't make a deal remember the libyan model which we've discussed here before libya promise to get rid of its nuclear weapons in exchange for economic health even though it would be gave up its nuclear weapons program that eventually led to an overthrow of libya kim jong hoon is likely mindful of qaddafi bloody end as opposition forces in his country gained power i think what's at play here is that the libya model is a particularly provocative issue for the north koreans and so the fact that vice president pence brought it up only a few weeks after john bulletin the national security adviser i floated the idea may have lodged in their minds as a sign that the us was not getting this model out of its head and so they needed to push back hard on that so i think it's a combination of anger at the libyan model but a growing.
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"A world will not take place you talk about your nuclear capabilities but ours are so massive and powerful that i pray to god they will never have to be used wow yes there's a lot to impact there there is an i'm struck by the line we were informed that the meeting was requested by north korea but that is totally relevant i was very much looking forward to being there with you why say that as an introduction to cancelling this meaning well one of the points the americans have made from the very start is you guys ask for this we didn't ask for you came to us we didn't come to you that said president trump particularly as time has gone on and he's had more time to get used to the idea of this meeting and to look forward to it has become very attracted by the prospect and he's put a lot of time into cultivating his relationship with kim jong oh and even though the two men of never met present trump has spoken about cam in very personal terms for quite a few weeks now so i think that this line captures both points one you came to us but to i really was beginning to have a relationship with you so this kind of an earnest sentiment here that he wanted this meeting to occur and is kind of a little crush that it's not that's absolutely right i think one thing that's been very clear about president trump particularly in the last two to three weeks is he really really was looking forward to this meeting this wasn't a show on his part he wasn't being dragged into it he didn't even really have misgivings about it on a personal level he was savoring the opportunity he was excited by it okay so then the president writes that the meeting is cancelled because of what he calls tremendous anger and open hostility from north korea what exactly is he referring to well the most immediate thing he's referring to is a statement that was issue.
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"Welcome to our viewers here in the united states in round the world significant breaking news on this thursday morning the plan summit the historic summit in just a few weeks between kim jong un and president trump is now off this coming in a letter so very soon after the end of this highly public exercise in north korea the demolition of this nuclear site the white house puts out a letter at about nine forty five in the morning late afternoon in north korea from president trump to kim jong un in which the president essentially says our meeting is off and did anyone know that this letter was coming no it came completely out of the blue and frankly even more so because president trump had recorded an interview with fox which aired early in the morning on thursday june twelfth you're going to be in singapore and we'll see what happened in which he spoke quite optimistically about the prospects for a summit good chance a great thing for north korea if that happens it'll be a great thing most importantly it would be a great thing for the world so we'll see what right and it really truly was a bolt from the blue and work what is this letter from president trump to kim jong actually say well it begins dear mr chairman we greatly appreciate your time patients and effort with respect to our recent negotiations and discussions relative to a summit long sought by both parties which was scheduled to take place on june twelfth in singapore we were informed that the meeting was requested by north korea but that to us is totally irrelevant i was very much looking forward to being there with you sadly based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement i feel it is inappropriate at this time to have this long plan meeting therefore please let this letter served to represent that the singapore summit for the good of both parties but to the detriment of the.
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"I'm here in north korea's nuclear test cited peng eighty place the foreign journalists have never been allowed before and we are here the north korean government says to witness the destruction of this site they say it will never be able to be used again thursday began with this carefully selected group of journalists who had been flown into north korea to witness the demolition the blowing up of an underground nuclear testing facility mark land lor covers the white house for the times the north koreans had made a very big show of inviting this group of outsiders to witness this act we travel around fifteen hours to get here i five bus through the coastal city of one son compartment seven here we are then some twelve hours by train they had to truck them to a very remote site by plane by car they even had to hike a certain amount of distance to get to this place this viewing site where they could watch this facility buried into a hillside blow up in front of them they had retuns that were still remaining at the site and they blew them up major exploded and why did north korea demolish this site has a public fashion this was meant to be one of a series of confidencebuilding gestures by the north koreans halting missile tests releasing three americans who'd been detained in north korea gestures to the united states and to south korea that the north koreans were serious when they said they were ready to give up their nuclear arsenal and all of this of course was aimed at building confidence in advance of the big show the meeting between kim jong on the north korean leader and president trump so yes thursday started off on a very promising note.