20 Burst results for "Mr Mollar"
"mr molar" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"You don't have to tell him that you're not exonerating the president. He knows US already. So then that kind of changed the context I know we included in the report per exactly that reason he may not know any should know it so you believe that the turney bill bar believes it somewhere in the hallways always of the Department of Justice. There's an office of exoneration now. That's not what I said well. I believe he knows and I don't believe you put that in there for for Mr Bar. I think you put that in there for exactly what I'm going to discuss next and that is the Washington Post yesterday. When speaking of your report the article said trump could not be exonerated of trying to obstruct the investigation itself trump could not be exonerated now? That statement is correct. Mr Molar isn't it in that no one can be exonerated. The reporter wrote this. This reporter can't be exonerated Mr Miller. You can't be exonerated in fact in our criminal justice system. There is no power authority to exonerate. This is my concern is this is the headline on all of the news channels while you testifying today muller trump was not exonerated Mr Molar. What you know is that this can't say muller exonerated trump because you don't have the power authority's exonerated trump you had no more power to declare him exonerated than and you have the power to declare him Anderson Cooper so the problem that I have here is that since there's no one in the criminal justice system it has power the president pardons he doesn't exonerate courts and juries don't declare innocent they declared not guilty? They don't even declare exoneration operation the statement about exoneration is misleading and it's meaningless and it colors this investigation one word out of the entire portion of your report and it's a meaningless that has no legal meaning and it has colored your entire higher on the gentleman has expanded this Carson. Thank you chairman. Thank you director Muller for your years of service to our country. I want to look more closely. Sir At the trump campaign chairman Paul manafort work an individual who I believe betrayed our country who lied to a grand jury who tampered with witnesses and who repeatedly tried to use his position with the trump campaign to make more money. Let's focus on the betrayal ingred your investigation survey found a number of troubling contacts between Mr Manafort and Russian individuals during and after the campaign that writer in addition to the June ninth meeting Justice Gust Manafort also Oh met several times with a man named Constantine Kalinic who the F._B._i.. Assess to have ties with Russian Intel agencies is that right Sir correct in fact. Mr Manafort didn't just meet with him. He shared private trump campaign. Polling Information Nation with this man linked to Russian intelligence is that writer that is correct and in turn. The information was shared. What they Russian oligarch tied to Vladimir Putin is that right Sir allegedly director molar meeting with him wasn't enough sharing internal? Polling information wasn't enough. Mr Manafort went so far as to offer this Russian oligarch tied to Putin a private briefing on the campaign is that right Sir and finally league Mr Manafort also discussed internal campaign strategy on four battleground states Michigan Wisconsin Pennsylvania and Minnesota with the Russian intelligence linked individual. Did he not sir..
"mr molar" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"Thank thank you MS chairman over here Mr Mr Molar you guys your team wrote in the report quote on top of Page two volume one also on pays one seventy three by the way you said that you'd come to the conclusion and that quote the investigation did not establish that members of the trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities close quote. That's accurate statement right. That's accurate and I'm curious winded. You personally come to that conclusion version. Can you remind me which paragraph you're burning up to onto volume one okay and exactly which paragraph or you're looking at investigation did not establish of course I see what was your question. My question now is. When did you personally reach that conclusion? We were ongoing for two years. <hes> right. You are ongoing wrote it at some point during that two year period but at some point you had to come to conclusion that that I don't think there's a there's not a conspiracy going on here. There was no conspiracy between this president <hes> and my talking about the rest of the president's team time of this president and the Russians as you understand developing criminal case <hes> you get pieces of information piece of information witnesses and like as you make your case right and when you make a decision that particular case depends on a number of factors right. I cannot say specifically that we reached a decision on a particular defendant at uptick point in time but it was sometime well before you wrote the report fair enough. I mean you. wrote the report dealing with a whole myriad of issues certainly as sometime prior to that report is when you reach the decision that okay with with regard to the president himself. I don't find anything here fair enough well. I'm not certain I do agree with that. The wait until the last and when you were actually writing imports their various aspects of the development of an shirt and that's my point there are various aspects that are that happen but somewhere along the Pike you come to Conclusion Ryan. There's no there's no. They're there for this defendant and that right so you can't say win fair enough so so I'm not no. I'm I'm I'm asking the sworn witness Mr Mr Mr Molar evidence suggests that on May tenth twenty seventeen approximately seven forty five A._M.. Six days before the Dag Stiffy Attorney General pointed you special counsel Mr Rosenstein called you mentioned the appointment of a special counsel not necessarily that you'd be appointed but that you had a discussion ocean of that is that is that true may ten twenty seven. I I don't have any knowledge of that occurring. You don't have any knowledge you don't recall. I don't have any knowledge evidence also just given what you do a questioning that well. I just find intriguing. Let me just tell you that there's evidence that suggested that phone call took place in the does what was said so this to the next question evidence suggests that also may twelve two thousand seventeen five days before the dag point you special counsel you met with Mr Rosenstein in person. Did you discuss the appointment of special counsel then not necessarily that you but that there would be a special counsel. I got into waters <hes>. I don't allow allow me to give you an answer to that particular question relates to the internal discussions he would have in terms of indicting an individual isn't a new indictment has to do with special counsel and whether you discuss that with Mr Rosenstein Salsa suggests suggested may thirteenth four days before your point special counsel you met with attorney former attorney general sessions and Rosenstein and you spoke about special counsel. Do you remember that Okay and on May sixteenth the David four-year appointed special counsel you met with the President and Rod Rosenstein. Do you remember having that meeting..
"mr molar" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Getting the guy Muller himself to just to just say, like even if he even if he's kind of a jerk about it in just sticks. Like, I will only say this report that I think that will actually accomplish something. And then, you know there's a little bit of risk of if I try to ask him this, maybe this extra question to get a little bit beyond what's the answer going to be. But I don't know. I can't really see that backfiring too much. It might just be. I'm not gonna say or I'm, you know, everything. You're worried about he'll, he'll give you too much information that will backfire. I'm not worried about him giving too much information that will backfire I am worried about him giving an ambiguous answer that will then spun as a denial for questions that you and I, and I think the informed Muller report, reading, public, intimidate, and easy answer to so, so let me give you an obvious example of that. There is no doubt in my mind. The House Judiciary committee will ask him. Mr. molar, did you intend for the attorney general to make the ultimate call on whether or not to indict the president? Right. Or did you intend to leave that to congress to pursue answer that, that he meant to leave congress? Right. Don't you think? Well, I think that right. But now imagine that he gives an equivocal answer right now. You have to ask the question and the problem is, you know, one of one of the, the foundational rules of legal cross examination that you know you get drilled into your head from year. One of law school is don't ask a question that you don't know the answer to, and they're going to be questions that members of congress are not sure exactly how Muller's going to answer. So, you know that those are the things that I worry about again on balance. Let me be perfectly clear here. I like being totally clear. You've persuaded me. I think it's an. An excellent argument and one hundred percent behind it that, just having molar read out if he just does name rank and serial number just reading out some of the parts of the report that we read on the air, having that be read out to fifty million Americans. I think will have a salutary effect on moving this and use it almost just ask him his little stick about, you know, when he said like had we found evidence just ask him. Did you clear the president of wrongdoing? No. Yeah..
"mr molar" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM
"The legal battle between House Democrats on the Trump administration entered a new phase with the judiciary committee voting to hold attorney general William bar in contempt of congress. More from Linda Kenyon, Michael a constitutional showdown is about to reach its boiling point the ice. Have it? The committee report as amended is ordered reported favorably. The house chairman Jerrold Nadler, sending the matter upstairs after a lengthy day of testy debate in the committee. The debate was exacerbated by the White House declaration of executive privilege of the entire Mullah report on Russian election interference as well as the underlying evidence, even as the committee was trying to compel the attorney general to release the information himself. Absolutely not one single page has been given why didn't Adler want the information to begin with. If allowed to go on check this obstruction means the end of congressional oversight and oversight says Nadler is a responsibility given to congress by the constitution. The ranking Republican on the committee Representative Doug Collins, described the Democrats as having a temper tantrum Democrats are angry the special counsel report and did not produce the material or collusion's. They expected to pave their path teaching the president and Collins said the chairman's request for the full unredacted Muller report was overly broad. It says gimme the whole report. I don't care even classified Collins also wondered why chairman Nadler didn't take the opportunity to see the report. Under the conditions. Previously said by the attorney general would block the members of this committee from reading those sections of the report for themselves. It would require me to leave my notes behind the department of Justice. It would prevent me from speaking with my colleagues with other members of the committee about what I might see prior to devote to hold the attorney general in content Republican Jim Jordan said what's the hurry? I understand Mr. molar is going to be here next week. Why are we doing you're going to get the ask the guy who wrote the whole darn document? We're all going to get asked him questions. Democrat Steve Cohen says there's not a moment to waste. He cited new information about President Trump's financial situation that he says suggests that the president might be beholden to Russia. We now know he lost over a billion dollars in a decade in the eighties and nineties he was broke. No Bank would loan him up. Any public portion of the Muller reports that there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia when it comes to the question of obstruction of Justice, many members of congress say Muller left that up to them. They also say attorney general William bar skewed that part of the report. In favor of the president. As if he were the president's attorney, not the nation's attorney now the full house will vote on the contempt of congress citation, although when is still undecided. President Trump is criticizing or move by a member of his own party Senate intelligence committee chairman Richard Burr, the reason as maharaja report is that bursts subpoenaed, the president's oldest son to force him to testify before the committee. The president's eldest son Donald Trump junior now weighing whether to obey a subpoena from the Republican led Senate intelligence committee,.
Trump invokes executive privilege over entire Mueller report
"And we begin at the White House where the president today asserting executive privilege over special counsel, Robert Muller's full report on Russia's interference in the twenty sixteen election, all of this intensifying clash with congress over its investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia. The move came just before the House Judiciary committee late this afternoon. Voting to hold of the attorney general Bill bar in contempt of congress for failing to turn over Muller's unredacted report and underlying materials, which the panel head subpoenaed. We are covering all of this. And we start with the House Judiciary committee hearing, and it's chairman Jerry Nadler of New York. Today, we consider report recommending that the house of representatives hold attorney general William bar in contempt of congress for defying valid subpoena issued by this committee. This is not a step. We take lightly. It is the combination of nearly three months of requests discussions and to go. She aviation's with the department of Justice for the complete unredacted report by special counsel mother into Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election along with the underlying evidence. I appreciate the fact that the department responded to the offer we made to them last week and met with us yesterday in the last minute effort to reach an accommodation. We heard the department out responded to them in good faith. And after always said and done we unfortunately were still unable to reach agreement, and we proceeded with our markup today is I've said before we remain ready and willing to consider any reasonable offer made by the department even. After today's vote. But if a letter I received late last night from the department is any indication I am concerned that the department is heading in the wrong direction. In response to our latest good faith over the department of Brunton announced that if we move forward today, it would ask President Trump to invoke what it refers to protective assertion of executive privilege on all of them subject. Are subpoenaed just minutes ago took that dramatic step. Size misapplying the doctrine of executive privilege since the White House waved these privileges long ago and the department seemed open to sharing these materials with us. Just yesterday. This decision represents a clear esscalation the Trump administration's blanket defiance of congress constitutionally mandated duties. I hope that the department will think better this last minute outburst and return to negotiations as Coequal branch of government. We must have access to the materials that we need to feel our constitutional responsibilities in a manner consistent with past precedent. This is information we are legally entitled to receive. We are constitutionally obligated to review. And I would remind the members that the mullahs report is no ordinary run in the middle document details significant is conduct involving the president, including his campaigns willingness and eagerness to accept help from a hostile foreign government numerous misstatements if not outright lies concerning these act those acts and eleven separate incidents of struck the behavior by the president that more than seven hundred former prosecutors have told us warrant criminal indictment. If congress is not entitled with full unredacted Muller report, one must wonder what document we would be entitled to exhausted negotiations with the department of Justice have unfortunately left us back where we begin with unprecedented obstruction by the ministration that has now announces intention to block all the Thames congressional oversight of the executive branch. It is our constitutional duty to respond. Let me be clear if we request we are requesting entirely. Within our legal rights receive, and is no different from what is been provided to congress on numerous occasions going back nearly century. But we do not need to go back and forth to find a precedent. As recently as the last congress under Republican control, the department produce more than eight hundred eighty thousand pages of sensitive investigative interiors pretending to its investigation of Hillary Clinton as well as balloonists other material relating to the rush investigation and other ongoing investigations that production included highly classified material notes. FBI interviews internal text messages law enforcement memoranda. With respect to grand jury information in past cases involving Gatien's of presidential misconduct or misconduct by other high-ranking. Public officials the department of Justice as a matter, of course, the permission of a court through at least relevant information to congress if not to the public notably. This include several cases that were not impeachment inquiries, including the investigation into former agriculture secretary, Mike Espy and the Iran country investigations as well as other investigations that were not governed by the independent counsel law. But no matter the fact that the law and history clearly support the release the congress of this kind of information the Trump administration has taken obstruction of congress to new heights. Unfortunately, the attorney general has been all too willing to support the president in this endeavor. I would also like to respond to the concerns often raised by my good friend. The ranking member. Yes, how can the committee hold the attorney general in contempt for merely complying with the laws on the books, and how can we hold him in contempt when I have refused an offer to allow me to see certain redacted portions of the report, the answer's simple. I we issued a valid subpoena for the full report. And all of the underlying evidence department is come nowhere close to satisfying obligations under that subpoena. Those comments by the chair of the House Judiciary committee, Jerry Nadler of New York, again, the final vote along party line vote twenty four to sixteen and at the conclusion of the hearing chairman Nadler telling reporters, the US what he calls facing a constitutional crisis over the mullahs report from the Wall Street Journal there is this quote, the dispute centers around the unredacted version of the mullahs report and the underlying evidence some of which the Justice department says by law cannot provide because in. In part. It involves grand jury testimony that is secret Democrats subpoena the material last month saying it was necessary for congress to independently examined the material and the basis for Mr. molars findings. The journal goes on to write quote at the Trump administration's abroad, refusal to cooperate with any oversight request from democratic committees elevating tensions between the two branches to levels unseen since events of the magnitude of President Bill Clinton's impeachment, the Iran contra arms scandal during the Reagan White House and Watergate a move that invokes executive privilege is all but certain to provoke a constitutional challenge in the courts more details at wsJcom more from today's hearing Doug Collins is the ranking member of the House Judiciary committee. Mr this. The folks watching this log continues last week ours you and the fellow members of Jewish Democrats to respect the history of this committee business accordingly. We still have across southern border still. Feeling property here. We are wasting another bible week legislating calendar against the majority's war against the administration. Today, we are meeting to consider a resolution to hold attorney general Bill bar in contempt of congress. So let's take just a few moments and go through this. What is the justification for holding attorney general bar in contempt of congress for apps failed to abide by the special counsel regulation? No, he went above and beyond what the regulations far by transmitting the full report to congress with limited. Reductions could it be that the attorney general failed to accommodate the chairman's demands for information. No, he offered to let the chairman involve other democrat leaders review, the less redacted at the department of Justice, including a ninety nine point nine percent unredacted volume own strokes in an odd move for anyone demanding access to information. The chairman and the other elected Democrats giving access declined to view that report. Attorney general also volunteered to testify before this committee about the reports conclusions his role in sharing the report. And as we all witness, the democratic gangs force the attorney general to forego the schedule hearing last week on Monday just farm an offer to meet to discuss accommodations yesterday. They made a reasonable offer to avert this. And once again, they were rebuffed and the chairman the client, perhaps the end, the Democrats believe that there has been an unreasonable delay in the Justice farmers response to they're saying, no, that's not true. Either. In the chairman is moving to this contempt resolution at lightning speed. It has been less than twenty days since the chairman now subpoenaed documents from the Justice department when the oversight committee held Eric attorney general Eric Holder and content more than two hundred fifty days had passed between the subpoena and the committees vote to hold him in contempt more than four hundred and fifty days passed between the committee's initial request to the Justice department and the committee's contempt vote, dude Isra Democrats are moving more than ten times. Faster than oversight did with holder. They have moved from request to contempt vote in only forty three days. And yet the Justice department is still at the negotiating table waiting for the Democrats to arrive in good faith, while this rush without any valid legislative or administrative reason, we can only assume the Democrats that are led by the chairman have resolved to sully the Bill bars. Good name and reputation to accomplish to go. First Democrats are angry the special counsel report and did not produce the material or collusion's. They expected to pave their path teaching the president feel compelled remind everyone the report found offers to do so no one from the Trump campaign knowingly conspired with the Russian government, and you can't help. But notice the phrase Russian collusion has vanished from the democratic talking points and left a void in the narrative. The special counsel did not make a prosecutor determination structure in which was his job attorney general and a deputy attorney general did so according to their mandates law enforcement officials while giving no credence to the office of legal counsel. Opinion regarding that a sitting president as a result, they're angry their anger nations chief law enforcement officer and his dad had yelled acidy decide the didn't support charges for obstruction investigation into something. The president. Second Democrats are afraid of what your general will fund when he completes his own going review of abuses, the Justice, including how the Russian investigation began. Multiple news reports have suggested those conclusions could be explosive good in careers and could even lead to criminal prosecution rather than face that the Democrats resolve to neutralize Bill bar by attacking him in the office in his in his career. This is the first what a cynical mean-spirited counterproductive irresponsible staff. It is. Meanwhile, our economy urging unemployment amongst already groups historic low a recent Washington Post poll shows cratering support for impeachment, but Democrats have no plans, no purpose, and no viable legislative agenda beyond attacking visit ministration the house is more than four months into a democratic majority. How many bills passed by this committee have been signed into law chairman poor? You see reason I asked if you recognize the craving and insincere politics. It seemed to be yielding, no. No dividends for the American people. We've talked multiple occasions improved at last week's pharmaceutical market that I stand ready to work with you to promote solutions. I will not though become a bystander as we say, the attorney general, and this committee our democracy deserves better. Those comments from Republican Doug Collins of Georgia, the ranking member on the House Judiciary committee and on Twitter. The president wrote the following, quote, everyone wants to know who needs to be accountable because it took up to two years of our lives talking about the Russia involvement at proved no collusion and people want to trace it back to see how all of this happened treasonous hoax that the president at real Donald Trump. And at the White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked about the president's use of executive privilege. Caroline, chairman Naylor says at the White House already waived executive privilege. He said the moment they reveal documents Muller, they waive the privilege that's black letter law. So how is the White House still claiming turning Adler would be a little? A bit more on the law. I'm not actually like understand better than he does. The attorney general is protecting information. Grand jury information confidential information had he cannot release the fact that the chairman knows that and continues to ignore it is absolutely absurd. What's not forget. This is the same guy who was to frayed to ask the attorney general questions himself if he can't do his job, and he can't understand basic rule of law and uphold it then he shouldn't be in
"mr molar" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"No collusion. Attorney general bark included. No, obstruction of Justice. All go home. Now. President Donald Trump was handed a critical in a decisive victory over Democrats and the media who had how name relentlessly entire presidency impeachment Dr predicated on the incessant claim that he had colluded with Russia that he had obstructed Justice many on the twenty twenty campaign trail use that narrative to gain voters and entice donors now, the grip Democrats believe that on Trump is slipped away like a fish in a murky like it's gone just a few days after the monumental announcement. The United States Senator John Cornyn. Join me on the Hugh Hewitt Show. How do you react to the the bar letter? And some of them on the report. Well, I think it's really it really says what I think we we knew pretty much all along in prominent Democrats like Senator Feinstein and Senator Warner had said there was no evidence of collusion. And so it's really no surprise hearing for Mr. molar, the I guess the surprises the people who wanted to protect the investigation our among the first to disparage it and try to question the conclusion, so this is not about a search for the truth. This is about politics. It's pretty clear now. I just had Senator cotton on and let me play for you the exchange which was very bracing and get your reaction to it. Adam do you think they tried to sabotage the transition? I do I think they rush down an ill-considered document again built on a fake dossier. That is actually only source of collusion with foreign intelligence, namely Christopher Steele, discredited. Former British intelligence officer who no doubt Bill most of the allegation that dossier based on. Yes. Russian intelligence services to senior Obama administration officials attempted to sabotage the transition. That's you're working premise. I don't think based on what we've seen in the last three years. You can have any other working premise.
"mr molar" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"IM Hugh Hewitt joined by United States, Senator John Cornyn from the great state of Texas. Good morning, Senator Cornyn. Good morning. How do you react to the the bar letter? And it's a summary of the Miller report. I think it's really it really says what I think we we knew pretty much all along prominent Democrats like Senator Feinstein and Senator Warner had said there was no evidence of collusion. And so it's really no surprise hearing from Mr. molar, the I guess the surprises the people who wanted to protect the investigation our among the first to disparage it and try to question the conclusion, so this is not about a search for the truth. This is about politics is pretty clear now, I just had Senator cotton on and let me play for you the exchange which was very bracing and get your reaction to it. Adam do you think they tried to sabotage the transition? I do I think they rushed down and ill-considered document that was again built on a fake dossier. That is actually only source of collusion with foreign intelligence, namely, Christopher Steele, a discredited. Former British intelligence officer who no doubt most of the allegations in that dossier based on. Yes. Russian intelligence services. So senior Obama administration officials attempted to sabotage the transition. That's you're working premise. I don't think based on what we've seen in the last three years, you can have any other working premise.
"mr molar" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"To do anything until the report comes out. They've of course, gained out what they would do based on what Muller may find. But at this point they've all gone in for their interviews. The president has responded to those questions, and it's all in Mr. molars court to decide what this report is going to say Jill real quickly. So you are not an agreement. Yeah. That's very much the case the televisions the west wing are always on. But that definitely was the story that had everybody's attention today. There are also a slew of other things at the White House is dealing with right now. It'd be Venezuela. Be at trying to convince Republicans not to. Break with the White House and try to overturn the president's emergency declaration on border wall spending. You know, they've got all of these immediate fires to put out. And at this point is we're in the third year of the administration. You know, we've got staffers and those who remain who are used to dealing with the inevitable questions with kind of this waiting game that we've all been engaged in where they've had a lot of time now to try to prepare for whatever response they're going to be able to provide once this actually gets released our workweek goes to midnight Friday night now that you're a podcast or you're going to be responsible for coming up with headlines. What do you imagine? We'll be the headline at the end of this week that we know that we don't know now. The basically different aspects of Muller probe reaching beginning to come together. More. We'll know more about stone will know more about gates. We'll have a concrete indication of are we really around the corner from the delivery of the report or are there. You know, miles to go before we sleep. All right. Just a fair warning. Phil Jill, and I may do a workshop on headline brevity as we go forward. We thank you for that participation. Phil Rucker Jovan Harry Lippman. Thank you so much for starting off tonight and coming up if you listen carefully from Washington to New York, you can still hear the echoes of Michael Collins testimony before a live television audience. It has brought fresh troubles to this president his former friend and boss and later, Donald Trump is not a pilot, but he has flown on jets lot. And so he has weighed in on aviation and avionics today. We'll talk about it tonight. As the eleventh hour just getting underway on Tuesday night. But nearly two weeks since Michael Cohen testimony, and it already may have triggered new investigations as we told you here last night, the New York Times first reported that the New York state attorney general's subpoenaed Deutsche Bank and investors Bank for financing records related to Trump organization projects and another loan Trump sought to buy the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. The president clearly unhappy with the news said today, quote, New York, state and its governor. Andrew Cuomo are now proud members of the group of presidential harassers, no wonder people are fleeing the state in record numbers. The witch hunt continues last month Cohen testified about financial statements. You'll recall Trump gave to Deutsche Bank. I'm giving to the committee today. Three years of Mr. Trump's personal financial statements from twenty eleven twenty twelve and twenty thirteen which. She gave to Deutsche Bank to inquire about a loan to buy the Buffalo Bills and two forms. It was my experience that Mr. Trump inflated his total assets when it served his purposes such as trying to be listed amongst the wealthiest people in Forbes and deflated his assets to reduce his real estate taxes just last week and B C news reported the New York State Department of financial services subpoenaed,.
Waiting for Mueller
"Robert Miller is thought to be near the end of his investigation into attempted Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen presidential elections Kadam Chaba discusses what to expect with the F. Jeff dyer. So welcome Kadam. We've grabbed ketamine is usually based in DC, but he's passing through London the moments. We grabbed him to pick his brains and all to do with the Russian vista Gatien. Ketamine have been reports in the last week that Robert Mueller the special counsel looking into plenty of links between the Trump campaign twenty sixteen in Russia that he's about to finish his investigation. What does that actually mean? What does it mean to say that he's going to finish the investigation or we're going to get the report sometime very soon? Well, he began Anna's work in may twenty seventeen. So we're coming up to the two year Mark this year when he finishes his investigation when he's decided that there are no more indictments. He wants to bring when he decided the investigatory work that he's doing his completed then he will file a report to the attorney general. And we assume there will be some announcement that Mr. molars finished his work, the probe is completed. And then the question becomes whether. We're going to get to see that report. So you took us through the actual process. What then happens the report when it goes from Miller's office to the attorney general. So this is going to be the big bone of contention in the coming months mobile file report to the attorney general who is William bar. He's was recently confirmed to the position at his Senate confirmation hearings. He shifted the ground quite remarkably previously. Everyone had assumed an expected that we're gonna get to see the report that Moore writes, he pointed out that regulations governing Muller's work, call his report, a, quote, unquote, confidential document, and so Mr. bar has said I will get polars report that report is going to be confidential and I will do my own summary of the airport, which I will give to congress in the public. That's going to be the thing that folks are battling over in the months. Democrats have said they will subpoena millers report, they'll do everything in their power to make it public Mr. bars being quite clear that he considered it become. Dential the other thing that we don't have a good sense of at the moment is what Muller's report actually looks like. So you mentioned the Democrats are going to do what they can get this report into public. The Democrats do not control the house of representatives of what tools do they have to take anything that moolah reveals and put it into the public domain how much power do they actually have no was primarily two things. One is that they can subpoena the documents and the DOJ resists, and that will ultimately go to court, and a judge will decide whether the documents have to be turned over or not the other thing they can do is demand that Muller himself or prosecutors on his team come and testify for the house, and they can also subpoena those individuals, and again, if there's resistance to that, and it will go to court, I think it's quite likely. We'll see Muller call testify, and I can't imagine why there'd be objections that question is what he would say what he would reveal. I mean, there's an expectation that Mr. Mueller throughout his career has not been someone who is prone to. Divulge incomes and tons of gossip information, he's a very by the book kind of guy he's brought several indictments. And what we may see him do say, well, I brought in diamonds where I thought it was appropriate to do. So and I didn't bring diamonds where I didn't feel as appropriate, and it wouldn't be right for me to start criticizing people for stuff that I didn't charge them for some of our listeners might remember back in the Clinton presence say the report by Ken Starr, which was a very long and at times, extremely lurid document detailing goings on in the Oval Office when Bill Clinton was president. Should we expect something some though this time or is it going to be very different? I think if anything we should expect the exact opposite of that the regulations Muller works under were introduced in nineteen ninety nine as a direct reaction to the independent counsel investigations that had gone on before William bar said at his Senate hearings at you know, steal J palsy, not to criticize people I thought that you don't charge them for rod Rosenstein at a conference. From Washington this week made the same point, which is the DOJ shouldn't be criticizing people. If they're not going to charge them for that conduct. I'm particularly after the two thousand sixteen election where you had famously or infamously James Komi to former FBI director when he gave conference announcing that he wouldn't bring charges against Hillary Clinton. He also criticized the way she handled her emails, and there's no total agreement amongst DJ and former DOJ folks in Washington that that was the wrong thing to do. I think what you're going to see here is if Muller hasn't charged someone it's likely that we're not gonna see a lot of
"mr molar" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Kevin good afternoon to you in New Mexico. Hi, kevin. Hey, norm. I wanted to talk about our press control. And how the corporate press mainly as what I'm referring to is really the main player that wants to gin up candidacies, like Mr Scholz and other people and give them the free press. And they're kinda just testing the waters. I think it's just another distraction. On on the way in and then it's just way too early to get blown out of the water by this guy or any other. And he's going to think and self with this guy. He doesn't occur is a right for everybody. And he's just he's a terrible candidate. All we have to do is just stand back and let him open this. Now, I I worry more about oppressed that is going to play kingmaker again by giving billions of the free press, buddy. Bingo. And I that's the thing. That's what got me around. Kevin, you're so smart, at least in my opinion. You really smart because I listened to the guy. I actually started listening to and I said, hey, wait a second. I'm my mind is changing because the more I listened to him tomorrow saying wait a second. I I can close my eyes in George Herbert Walker Bush, and he's going to appeal to a lot of Republicans, and he can actually help destroy the Republican party by reducing the former Republican party to the actual Nazis. And we'll see. You know, they'll be an option they'll be it won't be just Hillary versus Benedict doll. They'll be like a real Republican and the Republicans can all vote for him. And the rain enough of them to overwhelm the Democrats if the Democrats get United. And we gotta keep up. No short attention span and keep working on calling. Our congressman I'm so proud of them for holding strong on this wall issue and not being the ones that caved like you-know-who. I'm I'm hoping for more good news from Mr. molar. But this guy is just working working working this guy. Convictions and indictments, and they didn't shut down his grand jury in the government shut him down at all. Kevin. I mean, he's still going great guns. And I think that's fantastic. Kevin thanks for being with us that ends our to. But we've got to get to the economy and interest rates at the beginning of the next hour, and I will have significant time for you as well at.
"mr molar" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Your time, negotiate it, thanks joy. Thank you much more to get to here tonight. We are going to talk with a key democrat on the house intelligence committee who just one week from tonight will be in the majority stay with us. Allow me to direct your attention to the calendar. Those view lost track of what day it isn't. It can happen. When you've been binging on Christmas, cookies and eggnog and talk tales today is December twenty seventh one week from today is January third and that's important because on January third. The new congress is sworn in and Democrats take back control of the house and all those powerful committees, including the house intelligence committee, which in addition to having extensive subpoena powers has vowed to be as determined when it comes to reopening their investigation into the Trump campaign and administration as the previous Republican majority on the committee was to provide Trump cover joining us now is congressman my fluidly who sits on the house intelligence committee. Congressman thanks so much for your time tonight. Thank you joy. So let's talk we just spoke with a reporter from McClatchy whose story tonight is is providing with air. Saying are four sources who put Michael Cohen, or at least his cell phone in Prague when he says he's never been there. Adam Schiff has indicated he'd like to call Michael Cohen, again, what do you think should Michael Cohen come back and testify either in open session or closed session specifically about whether he was in Prague. Well, today's reporting certainly gives us additional information that he might have been in Prague, but it's not perfectly clear. It's not that difficult. Mr cohen. You're always welcome to come back and clear the air. I take you at your word that you want to resolve all this. But if if molar knows all quoting to your announcement today, I think the American public has right to know. So come back and share all this information because these investigations have very different purposes. Mr. molar has to determine who to bring to Justice. Our job is to find out what the Russians did who conspired with them if anyone and how to protect. I can inform the American public. We can't get to that problem. We can't solve that problem unless everyone including Mr. Cohen and others like Mr Flynn comeback and clear the air what about Christopher Steele. Because a lot of what the dossier alleges is a pretty straightforward attempt to, cultivate, Donald Trump, even before he was running for president really for years to dangle business opportunities in front of him to get him to be cooperative and then to he becomes cooperative. Right. And that then the attempt to help him become president is quite extensive involves multiple members of his campaign, whether it's Carter page or whether it's Paul Manafort or there, it's Mike Flynn or Coen. It's so complicated. But Michael Christopher Steele. Seems to be the guy that has the narrative would you consider recalling him or calling him in front of your committee? Well, I think we have to understand what this document was it was early on without complete information. And he didn't have the benefit of a. Team such as the special counsel. I believe that the steel document is a well done document. I leave it's largely accurate. I just believe it was a snapshot taken at the time. And it's incomplete we need the special counsel and the house and Senate in some respects working together communicating and cooperating so we get a complete picture. So I think Mr. Steele can add something to that. If he's willing to cooperate. I certainly understand why he would hesitate given the way he was treated by my Republican colleagues, but I think it would allow the American public to get a little more information about what took place more important than all that though is as you suggest we're starting next week a fresh with the ability to subpoena documents and paint people and have them not refuse to answer questions. As was allowed when the Republicans controlled the investigator. In the house. Right. We know that one of the through lines in a lot of these investigations has to do with money money laundering questions hanging over some of the people who've pleaded guilty you've been to Cyprus, which is supposedly one of the locations where mon- money might have passed through. What are you want to investigate when it comes to that aspect of these investigations? I think money laundering, extraordinarily important. I think there are other countries involved. This is a tough investigation..
"mr molar" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"In Ukraine and has himself been charged by Robert Mueller. The journal reports Mr. molar has long been interested in the relationship between Mr. Manafort and Kalinic he has questioned witnesses about a boat trip. Mr. Manafort took with Tom barrack, along time friend of Mr. Trump after Mr. Manafort was hosted from the Trump campaign in August, twenty sixteen say people familiar with the matter. Witnesses believed investigators were seeking to determine whether Mr. Manafort ever met with Mr. Kalinic on that trip. Mr. Manafort, also, allegedly misrepresented information about payments, he received related to his lobbying work, and as if that's not enough. The Washington Post has a breaking news report later tonight that Donald Trump's company. Trump organization quote turned over to Muller's team phone and contact logs that show multiple calls between the then candidate and stone in two thousand sixteen Roger stone in two thousand sixteen according to people familiar with the material washable it's reports Roger stone says that he never discussed anything improper with Donald Trump and added quote, unless Muller has tape recordings of the phone calls. What would that prove joining us? Now, judge sugarman professor of law at Fordham university, Harry, Littman, former US attorney deputy assistant attorney general Eugene Robinson associated editor and opinion writer for the Washington Post, and let me see political analyst and Jennifer Rubin opinion writer in Washington Post, an MSNBC contributor, and I just want to start with you quickly since you remember every one of these beats that unfolded during the Watergate investigation, the idea that Richard Nixon would ever have allowed himself to be caught publicly discussing the pardons of Bob Haldeman and. Two others was just unthinkable to Nixon who knew where the impeachment lines were drawn right because there were lines to be Biden's Lawrence. And and you know in in. Amid the evidence compiled by leeann to worse kfi as evidence of Richard Nixon's. Obstruction of Justice was y'all. That he sort of dangled clemency and pardons in front of a potential witnesses. And what is Donald Trump doing the differences? Of course, Donald Trump is doing it in public in front of us. We're seeing it before our very eyes any seems they seem nonchalant. Almost proud of the fact that they are obstructing Justice. I mean that that's what they're doing. It's it is clearly obstruction of Justice. And and the only question is whether you know, it's legally provable. I'm not a lawyer. But that's what it is Harry been your reaction to this collection of developments that include the president saying outright to Paul Manafort directly publicly today, I'm thinking about pardoning you while Paul manafort's of plea agreement and cooperation deal collapses. Yeah. So I I think there's actually an interesting connection between those two. Vents Lawrence because the manafort's treachery. In all the time being kind of double agent for Trump is so improper its proper so funky that it actually makes the offer of a pardon theme more directly tied to try to scuttle the investigation of Trump himself. In other words, it suggests that Manafort was going to great lengths extra-legal Lancs improper Lanks in order to have the possibility of pardon from the president and should that. Pardon eventuate? It will look much more sinister than it might have looked few months back. It will look as if it was an exchange for some very suspect and even criminal behavior on manafort's part jet driven. I can't think of a non sinister version of. Pardon? I can think of the faithless department as well. So I mean, one thing to keep in mind is that this raises the question of obstruction of Justice. This it also is a bribery problem. So bribery is defined legally as a quid pro quo for an official act so obstruction seems a little vague too, many members of the general public, I think many lawyers look at this and see there is ample evidence of obstruction in so many different ways move over these two years. But once we get the dangling of pardon that is offering an official act in return for thing value. What's the thing? Value. Lies to the bribery is Donald Trump bribing Paul Manafort, I for his silence saying I will pay you a pardon. If you give me your silence in exchange. Silence or or here lies the coordination of our lies is a thing of great priceless value. So I'd say whether it's bribery claim it's conspiracy. But here's the other thing..
"mr molar" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"The deal for Paul Manafort is off the table that is what US special counsel. Robert Muller is arguing this week accusing president Donald Trump's former campaign manager of lying repeatedly to federal prosecutors in September. Of course, Mr. Manafort signed a plea agreement and in that he agreed to cooperate with Mr. Muller and pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges related to money. He earned from consulting work on behalf of pro Russia politicians in Ukraine that plea deal was seen as a potential boon for Mr. Muller who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election as well as possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow while now that arrangement appears to have collapsed. Mimi Roca is a former federal prosecutor we reached her in New York City, MS Rocca, just a couple of months ago. Paul Manafort reached the best possible. Deal. He could with Bob Miller. Why would Mr. Manafort risk losing, the only lifeline? He had. Well, it's hard to know. A why people love these kind of deals, but in my experience, there's a couple of different possibilities one year that I don't think is present in most cases is that he's hoping for some kind of apart from the president anything that by breaking out of this. Now, maybe showing the president that you know, he he's not going to incriminate anybody. Our people can incriminate that the president might care about the second. And and this is something I saw pretty commonly as a prosecutor is people who cooperate willing to complete out everything they understand deter the fact that the government has more evidence on them. And they thought they did. And so they're they're truthful people. However, and this is true war. Commonly I would say with people who commit fraud crimes, which Manafort has done for most of his life. They still say that can hold back on some things tell the government. Most of what I did. But not everything can get away with it. I explain it away that may be what's going on here. And maybe thinks he can get away with it still Mr. Muller's team uses some pretty tough language at accuses Mr. Manafort of quote, crimes and lies in direct breach of the plea deal. Can you tell us how big these crimes in lies would have to be before the deal would be breached? The government doesn't cooperation agreement. Just because the stakes are forgets. Things government does that when someone liberally lies and usually about something pretty material to the investigation or more than one thing here. You know, they did use close. So it sounds like more than one thing. I don't think Miller. And his team. Would it would would accuse Manafort or go to shop if they could really truth pretty definitively that these were alive because they will have to justify that likely to court. So when Mr. Manafort lawyers argue that he believes he's provided truthful information, how would you assess how the court will look on that first of all this isn't a subjective thing or one believes or does it if the government is saying he lied, they likely have definitive proof of that. And Manafort belief is irrelevant. And also, what's interesting phrasing. Is it could be that he provided some truthful useful information, but it also could be that he hasn't in other areas, and it's holding back or the line about other things with the plea deal off what is Paul Manafort facing now facing decades in prison now, whereas under the plea agreement the government should agree to. To ask for the sentences of two cases to run current meeting run at the same time. They're now under no obligation to do that. And he's possibly looking at additional time for crimes of lying or an amendment. The judge asking for some kind of enhancement to his sentence because of the lies you mentioned the possibility that Mr. Manafort may be hoping for a presidential pardon would a presidential pardon. Get him off the hook not completely there. Still are state crimes that he is implicated and the assets that had been seized or forfeited from him from the federal government. He would not get those back in any way. What about for Mr. molar is this a blow to his efforts? This was supposed to be a key witness. A key collaborator has this hurt. His investigation question that it. It's not a good thing..
"mr molar" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
"But he's saying things in these tweets this morning, and you've seen them. He says, it's a total mess. He's gone. Absolutely nuts Muller, their screaming and shouting behind the scenes, these are angry people. They're highly conflicted a disgrace to our nation. He was not Senate approved Muller. He was not confirmed by the Senate in this interview with the daily caller, he says as far as I'm concerned, this is an investigation that should have never been. Brought it should have never been had. It is. It's something that should have never been brought it's an illegal investigation. He says, and it's very interesting. That Muller was never confirmed by the Senate your reaction. He doesn't need to be in this molar, head extraordinary bipartisan credentials coming in. When he was appointed. I heard many prominent Republicans say there couldn't be a better choice than Mr. molar. He's a war hero who's done nothing. But run a very tight investigation. In fact, I think he's probably bent over backwards tonight. And tag is the president of the United States. We talk we've heard that he's sent questions for the White House to respond to I believe he's well within his bounds who've called the president in on subpoena and require the president United States to answer these questions. So obviously the presence had a bad week. And he doesn't like these questions. So he's lashing out because he's afraid to take responsibility. Frankly for anything do expect more indictments of the coming days. I'm not sure what Mr. molars going to do. I think he he took this time off out of respect for the election process. We all remember how people reacted to director commes statements just days before that election, and how many people I think justifiably felt it had an impact on that election. So I think I respect for that process of the molar probe has been quiet. If they're going to do something I suspect it will be rather soon. How incriminating just sorts of those those texts from the longtime Trump ally, Roger stone. How incriminating are they involving WikiLeaks? When the WikiLeaks hacked texts would be released show. And I saw what Mr. stone said that he could take text out of context. I completely agree. So let's just silly forget that the text ever existed. The fact is prior to their release was Mr. stone who bragged about his relationship with Junius signed and his communications with WikiLeaks. And he said, and I think his words were that Mr. Podesta was next in the barrel. So he can't have it both ways. Now that he's you know, I he was bragging about it. Now, he's feeling the heat about that. And he's backing away as quickly as he can as you know, the Democrats will be in the majority in the house of representatives after January third. It looks like Adam Schiff Iraqi member will become the chairman replacing Devon Nunez who really. Didn't want to do much on this whole investigation. What are you going to be your committees key priorities? Looking ahead when you're in the majority, I think it's appropriate for us to get back on par bipartisan track working with our Republican colleagues to face our national security do that though given the bad blood that exists Senate intelligence committee, the Democrats and the Republicans are working pretty nicely together. But in the house, it's been it's been awful. I think we have to try because those national security threats that we face aren't partisan in nature. I think we have to protect the molar probe and assist them. All those transcripts that. People have heard about I think the first thing we should do is turn over everything you have to the moa pro. And then see where his gaps are what we have left to do and move forward appropriately. You believe the Republicans will have a devastating as as the ranking member of the top Republican on your committee. I'm hearing that Mr. Nunez wants to return as ranking member that'll be choice. He has to make because there's a lot of. Of friction between Devon newness Adam Schiff between the Democrats and the Republicans. Right. I think every two years it's incumbent upon us..
Don McGahn departs as White House counsel
"NBC news has confirmed that Don Mcgann is out as White House counsel today was done against the last day according to to White House officials. The New York Times which first reported the news says, Mr. Mcgann may have also caused more damage for Mr. Trump than any other White House official in the special counsel investigation. Mr. Mcgann has spent at least thirty hours with Mr. molars, investigators laying out how Mr. Trump tried to interfere with or quash the inquiry, including by trying to fire Mr. Muller himself in the summer of two thousand seventeen federal prosecutors met with President Trump's former personal or cone today at his attorney's office. A person familiar with the matter tells NBC news. Michael Cohen met with quote a group of state and federal law enforcement officials investigating various aspects of president, Donald Trump's family business and charitable organization according to CNN dot com. Yesterday, President Trump was. Asked about Michael Cohen's plea deal with federal prosecutors for the first time in an interview with the Associated Press the Associated Press, asked, president, quote, Cohen, testified under oath in federal court that you directed him to commit a crime. Did you, sir? Trump replied, totally false. It's totally false. The Associated Press followed up with. So he's lying under oath. President Trump replied. Oh, absolutely. He's lying. And Michael Cohen was a PR person who did small legal work, very small legal work. He represented me very little. It's a very low level in April one, Michael cones, home office and hotel room where raided by the FBI President Trump said this disgrace, it's frankly a real disgrace, say an attack on our country at a true sense. Join us. Now, John Holum national fares analyst for NBC news and MSNBC. He's co host and rooster of showtimes the circus and Mimi Roka's. Well, this former federal prosecutor in MSNBC legal contributor and John President Trump in in accusing Michael. Cone of being a liar tells the lie that Michael Cohen was just a small player in his operation who had very little to do with Donald Trump. Yes, barely knew him. I hard. I imagine that even has an opinion about my cone. I not sure he's ever heard of the man. He's never had any part of Donald Trump's life whatsoever. The only thing I think that's true. Lawrence of the things that Donald Trump said about Michael Cohen is that he did very little legal work for Donald Trump because it doesn't seem like he actually did very much legal work for Donald Trump because he's not really lawyer. He also didn't do much PR work. Although he did representing Trump in the press to some extent when he did for Donald Trump in the period of time the decade or so that he worked with Donald Trump not a little bit, but a lot every day for many hours every day. And if you've ever dealt with Donald Trump in those ten years or so, you knew the Michael Cohen was the guy you had to talk to to have any kind of interaction with Donald Trump? What he did was not legal work or PR work, but was business development work. He was the guy who made deals for Donald Trump. Here's the guy who cleaned up Donald Trump's problems. He was the right Donovan guy. He was the guy who went to Moscow and tried to make Trump Tower Moscow happen and to many other countries around the world. So is Trump telling the truth about the fact that. Clone was not much of a lawyer for him. Yes. Was is Donald Trump telling the truth about anything else related to Michael cones degree of involvement in his life? No, all of that is a grotesque live and vanity fair's reporting tonight about Michael Cohen despite having no formal cooperation agreement with the government Cohen has willingly assisted in provided information critical to several ongoing investigations according to sources familiar with the situation in a string of meetings that have exceeded more than fifty hours. Maybe Roca one is that tell you, that's a lot of time tells me he's got a lot of information and they are interested in hearing what he has to say. Everyone should understand though no one's going to take Michael Cohen's word at face value. They're not going to just write down what he says, and then you know, go in to the grand jury and based charges against anyone or any entity on that alone. They are
"mr molar" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"Number thirty thirty. There's more breaking news tonight and frankly won't be the last time. I say that a lot has been changing just in the last hour CNN has learned that Michael Cohen. The president's former personal attorney and self-described Mr. Fixit met today with a group of state and federal law enforcement officials according to sources familiar with the meeting, they're investigating the president's family business as well as his charity Cohen has also been talking with Russia's Russia's special counsel, Robert Muller's team, and we've new reporting tonight on how busy Mr. molar has been lately, although not in the headlines, put some of these new pieces together to some this quiet period before midterms and starting to look perhaps like the homestretch CNN. Sara Murray has the reporting behind this possible new timeline. She joins us now. So what are you hearing about what's going on what's been going on? Because it's obviously, you know, they've been kind of lying low in terms of there's no public indictments. And what are you hearing about possible more indictments in the future? Well, that's right. You know, we're just a couple of weeks in the midterms. We don't expect any big. Public announcements, but there has been a flurry of activity going on behind the scenes. And you know, we can tell you that sources close to the president sources familiar with this investigation. Still believe there could be more criminal indictments to come. And you know, one of the big characters in this we haven't heard a lot about lately is Roger stone. One of the president's longtime political advisors, and he's even said publicly that he believes he could be indicted for some kind of criminal activity. He just doesn't know what. So just be clear though there's no reporting saying criminal, some criminal diamonds are coming out it just you're hearing the possibility of fairly there is the possibility of, you know, we don't know from Muller's team, whether there's going to be a criminal indictment until the criminal indictment comes out. But what we know is that people who are familiar with this investigation people know what's going on behind the scenes with some of these ongoing investigations, do believe that there could be more indictments to calm. Of course, we would expect that stuff too. All become public later on down the road after we get through the mid term elections. And as we get to this point, you know, we're Robert Muller wants to get he these last few cases on the board, at least through the through the finish line in terms of the indictment, and then start preparing his report. What about Paul Manafort has he been interviewed a lot. Yeah. I mean, when we talk about what's going on behind the scenes, we're talking about some key players in this investigation. So Paul Manafort we know is cooperating. He's been in with his lawyers to meet with a special counsel team, nine different times. And we've also seen something similar going on with Michael Cohen. As you point out, he met with state and federal investigators to talk about the Trump family business to talk about the charitable charitable foundation, but he has also met with Muller's team and we're not exactly sure what they are cooperating on, but we know that the special counsel obviously had questions for them and who knows what kind of investigations or what other players they could provide Intel on. Is it clear at this point if this, if this does end, whether some public report will actually be issued because there's no, there's no guarantee that there would be a public report by Muller. Correct? Exactly. And there are plenty of Americans who have watched this play out who've heard us talk about they score wondering what the special counsel and his team have been up to. But the way that these rules are written, what has to happen is the special counsel has to handover report to deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein, and then it's basically up to him to decide what if anything he wants to make public. This'll be a report and sort of explains why Muller decided to prosecute the things he did and why declined to prosecute other things that you know were maybe left behind left on the cutting room floor, but we just don't know if the American public or we or if we are going to get a glimpse of that at all Anderson. Sir, Murray. Appreciate another potential sign that big things may be a head comes from the the president..
"mr molar" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"He was not guilty Anyway so I I kind of scoff at the idea Yeah yes Just because you're paranoid don't mean they're. Not, happy All right let's let our guest Russia or anybody? Else, had impact, on the election well of course can. Collude without. Necessarily having an impact We have, no, evidence that, they colluded but it would be. Entirely possible for from. A logical standpoint to say that? Well they colluded but the impact was was Neil the are not necessarily how do we know they had how. Do we know that they had no impact given that they. Spent millions of dollars on their interference campaign I've yet, to see any indication that anything that came out I? Guess, we're talking mostly about the the WikiLeaks leaks which I think I think the Wiki leaks emails they they took a, heavy poll on Hillary. Clinton I think that plane evidence really, hurt her credibility but again again yet to see evidence that in fact the, the, Trump campaign, arranged for this to happen now. It again if Putin. Wanted to see to it that? That this was was done then again I don't certainly applaud that notion quite to the contrary but again the? Key factor is what part did the Trump campaign have to. Do and all of this and I I've still not, seeing What I thought was interesting was how and we learned this week or two ago Trump. Said where, you know if Russia's listening you know they should try. To find, those missing Hillary Clinton Email and a few hours later they started for the first time trying to get, Hillary's Email and so Democratic, emails so that that's kind of interesting coincidence of timing well it certainly would be interesting if we were to see everything, on the, table, here that could, possibly include Russian collusion. Of any sort to include half a million dollars speeches made in Moscow followed by massive contributions to the Clinton foundation the selling, of twenty, percents of our uranium and the like there may very well be some substantial issues of collusion here but they unfortunately for the Democrats don't involve Donald Trump Beverly, a, Chapel Hill North, Carolina Beverly good evening Vanhanen I'm just a lay here in Chapel, Hill but I'll tell you the truth I am so tired. Of this dragging on. And dragging on and dragging on and no results whatsoever I support my president I don't believe he has done anything has collusion and Mr. molar just he just hit a gold mine. And he is milking it for all the money that. We can, pay him. And that's all I have to say the whole thing all right very good I. Think most of us probably, are, are a, little tired of it by now but on the other hand again even fact he found something and actually was a law violation by the president or his. Campaign that, to be Daniel Lipman would make. All the difference in, the world so far there's a lot of Spokane fire and as I say there have been a lot of indictments issued including works. Against Russians who will who will never see the inside of the, US courtroom but I'll be very curious if in, fact this finally winds up maybe Sometime roughly around election day with with. Some kind of actual action against some member, of the Trump campaign Daniel Yeah I think that's something that we would all be very interested in in learning. About And even if those Russians who were charged. Don't, actually end up in a US president it shows that doesn't matter where you are If you commit a crime against you should be held accountable, and you should be charged and that goes Any anyone committee any crime we are a nation. Of laws and we should not forget that and they've allows apply, to Democrats and Republicans and foreign individuals if they are, trying to interfere in the US granted a granite all.
"mr molar" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront
"People who have been making threats privately and publicly against me for quite some time and i think they should understand by now the department of justice is not going to be extorted all right here's the word extorted i we're not going to be extorted and congressman mark meadows who obviously freedom caucus among the republicans leading the attack against rosenstein went on twitter responded right away with this congressman quote if he believes being asked to do his job is extortion than rod rosenstein should step aside and allow us to find a new deputy attorney general preferably one who is interested in transparency what do you say is that a declaration of war they're going ahead with it look i think the war started over a year ago when chairman nunez went to the white house at midnight of their plan has been to work in concert with the white house to obstruct this investigation from absolutely day one don't call certain witnesses you're certainly don't want to subpoena key documents we have talked to popadopoulos haven't scratched the surface on money laundering they don't want to know what the truth is and right now the only way to get to molar is to get to rosenstein can they do it because they the the i don't think they can impeach him i think what they're either trying to do is intimidate mr rosenstein oh the office or to lay the groundwork for the president to fire him and therefore muller as you suggest if you fire one he's the one who's going to get the report he's the one who's gonna make recommendations from mr molar and put them in the place so obviously if you fire him you're going after molar and the heart of the investigation congressman you know all of the you know hoax which hunt whatever it might be it appears on some level to have been working the new monmouth university poll today shows a rise in the number of americans who think the russian investigation should aunt here are the percentages thirty seven percent in march said that the investigation should end the russian investigation it's up to forty three percent in april and one month six percentage point increase that's a huge change.
"mr molar" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
"Headlights to essentially buy her silence and so that's the reason why she has filed this lawsuit and so it's it's kind of a surprising thing that this would be included in search of cohen because cohen has claimed that he had nothing to do with this at this had to do with again with american media the publisher of the national enquirer doing a private deal with this woman to be clear american media says that they're cooperating with all inquiries on this issue and they say that they simply bought the story and decided not to publish it because they say they didn't find it credible that's their story got one hundred fifty thousand dollars stormy daniels shimon got one hundred thirty thousand keep in mind that people that are doing this investigation new york are public corruption investigators i mean that's important and all this that's where this is being generated and those are the investigators that are going through all of this now of an guys excellent reporting as usual joining us not democratic senator ben cardin of maryland senator let me get your reaction the white house press secretary sarah sanders says the president believes he has the power to fire muller directly do you believe he has that power wolf under the rules for special counsel the power to dismiss is with the rod rosenstein the deputy attorney general and only for 'cause that's how the rules special counsel are a written therefore if the president dismisses mr rosenstein is the first step to dismissing mr molar and clearly and i think many of our views that would cross the line the senate majority leader mitch mcconnell is reluctant to consider legislation to actually protect the special counsel robert muller says it's unnecessary because he doesn't believe the president will actually remove the special counsel how do you see them you listen to the president.
"mr molar" Discussed on Skullduggery
"Communicate to others in the trump campaign so let me be very clear because you know this we can't talk to those witnesses having asked muller's people whether you can we have an agreement with them that once hundred indictment we won't interfere with that and once and that's the operate fitness fitness then quest which is why i support the molar investigation and always have he can then take that ball and move with it but i believe it's an unfair characterization to say well you guys haven't talked to these witnesses once again that you can't talk to we can't talk to them therefore you're you're your investigation is is somehow solely or you're doing things but incomplete well that's why we say we recognize we can't talk to these these people will let the special counsel take it and i reached the conclusion no evidence of of 'cause we 'cause we end because we saw has been able to complete the investigation that you would like to complete because the the witnesses that we could talk to on the evidence that we've examined has given us no evidence of collusion and that's just a fact look that's again that's not me and and if you have evidence of that i ask you to present it here or bring it to us but again it's not just me dianne feinstein many other reached the same conclusion and if mr molar finds a different conclusion we'll let him do that i mean we're not we're we're not making any conclusions at all for him in his investigation but by the way it's i think it's important to note as well of his indictments none of them indicate any collusion between trump officials and any russian ages none of them do well the the the the witnesses who have reached plea agreements acknowledge they lied about their contacts with russians in the case of michael flynn he is acknowledged lying about his his communications with the russian ambassador kislyak and i'm telling you the popadopoulos lied about his his contacts with these kremlin cut out well i mean if you think that there's something there then we'll wait and see all right i'm telling you i am telling you see it's the nothing to see here when you haven't been able to question i'm.