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Nothing new to report: Robert Mueller testifies
"And the competitors editors are really fast I up though after months of anticipation special special counsel Robert Mueller reluctantly appeared before Congress yesterday for hours of televised testimony penalty of perjury testimony you're about to give correct the best of your knowledge information belief so help you got but the record show the witness sense of the affirmative thank you and please be seated he testified in back to back hearings for the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee with the President's still refuse to sit interview by your your team Pru in sometimes halting performance. Mr Mueller reiterated points from his Report on whether President Donald Trump's election campaign conspired with Russia whether Mr Trump impeded the ensuing investigation allegation lost the noise again was a warning that Russian operatives continue to meddle in America's electoral system. Mr Mueller had promised that his testimony would contain nothing beyond his report and on that he delivered his appearance doesn't seem to have had the impact that many Democrats were hoping for it may be the last that the public here's from Mr Muller even if his investigation and his report continue continue to drive debate Robert Mueller's investigation ran for two years during that whole time he said nothing publicly John Pro is our United States editor. There was a lot of competition journalists to find out what was really going on with the murder investigation and it wasn't leaky then when he presented his report finally he gave some short remarks and that was it and since then Democratic congressman in particular really wanted to get him to testify so that they could get him on the record they could get clips of him talking about President Trump and so this is really equally anticipated in the end they had to six hours even though he said he was reluctant to testify and as a prosecutor who still had some life cases it was in some senses inappropriate to do so so this was very eagerly anticipated testimony on the hill. Did he taimour. What what? What did they extract from him? He didn't say a whole lot more. Most disasters was short clip it. I refer you to this page in the report yes no. He didn't go beyond what was written in the reports and again he said Rice at the beginning of his testimony that he wouldn't do so I I would <hes> direct you to report dot what we have in the report with regard to that particular. We don't have the redacted version that's yet nevertheless there was a certain power to hearing him say some of the things that appear the report I pick out two things in particular the I would be on obstruction of justice has repeatedly claimed that your report found there was no obstruction and that it completely and totally exonerated him but that is not what reports said is it correct. It is not what the report said so one of the headlines President not cleared on obstruction of justice. There was a sudden powered seeing row but Melissa the other thing was him saying that agreeing with the Democratic congressman the president could potentially be charged once he leaves office because that opinion of the of legal counsel would no longer apply. Could you charge the president with a Trimbe after he left office. Yes you believe that he committed you could charge the president United States with obstruction structure justice after he left office yes ethically under the ethical standards. I'm not certain looked at the standards but but that's not a whole lot of payoff from six hours of testimony and what did Mr Moore say about the Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election on election interference by the Russian government he repeated much of the evidence which is in the report is very damning on the extent of the activities. He also said that he thought that election interference by rush was ongoing no repercussions whatsoever to Russia if they did this again and as you stated earlier as we sit here they're doing it now. Is that correct. You're absolutely right. Do you have any violent. He said that he hoped hoped this wasn't the new normal in American politics but it very well may be so it was democratic congressman who who wants to get Mr Miller on the on the national stage in the first place well. How do you think they did in terms of making the most of their opportunity identing they what they wanted? Wanted out of this. If what they wanted was to get lots of footage of Robert Mueller criticizing Donald Trump has campaign by reading up it's his report. They didn't get that what they did get is what another thing that congressman often want from these these kinds of hearings which is clips of themselves talking for many of them. The point was their opportunity to speak rather than what they could get out of Robert Mueller and you could see this by even while Muller was testifying you had clips of the Democratic and Republican congressman grilling him popping up cut by their office and then popping up on Youtube and on twitter so the opportunity for the Congress when to speak was as important or Bob's even more important than the opportunity for Robert mullet speak and and that's kind of grandstanding was going on both sides of the I'll certainly was as you'd expect Republicans were keen to repeat one of the conclusions of the report which was that the special counsel didn't find evidence for conspiracy between the trump campaign and the Russian Russian government on the other hand they will also very keen to assail Muller's impartiality the credibility of some of his team. You hired a bunch of people that did not like the president. Peter Struck hated trump okay. You didn't know that before he was made part of your team. Is that what you're saying not know that all right a low of Republicans on the committee were very cross that he'd floated this idea that he couldn't exonerate the president and they said well. This is not how prosecutors met behave prosecutors. Don't stand up and say I can't exonerate this person they stand up and say I can charge this person or I can't charge this person and so you know you'll legal theory of this. This case is questionable so the quite a lot of that was even some slightly crazy conspiracy theory stuff so yes there was a good deal of grandstanding Republicans as well and you got the feeling that plenty of them probably knew the president trump would have been watching some of this on T._v.. Anxious to impressive and did they succeed was was was impressed. Well it seems so he was tweeting writing about it on and he had plenty of towards Robert Muller had no material he had nothing to work with so obviously he did very early today. I don't think there's anybody even among the fakers. I don't think there's anybody that would say he did well. I I looked at your testimony means for president trump for president trump the most important thing here it was whether the testimony would make it more likely that House Democrats would try to impeach him. I think it's less likely than it was before Robert Muller testified. I didn't think it was very likely in the first place in for a number of reasons but most of them just politically clearly the democratic leadership in the house doesn't want to impeach they think that if you impeach in the House and then the president is acquitted in the Senate that backfires politically you know that may you may not be correct but it certainly view and I think that's those Democrats who in favor of impeachment those house Democrats in favor of impeachment who are hoping perhaps that robot mullah might give them some ammunition will have been disappointed by the hearing so take coif president trump impeachment less likely and what about four what the <hes> the public will make try to this. This has been this trailed as a huge event. <hes> what happens now. Does this draw a line under it. Is this the end of of the the broader muller question. This has always been a story which has fascinated people who follow to politics very closely more than it's been a story for the public large. If you go round talking to voters away from the big cities it's hard to find signed much mention of the Muller people focused on different things and so the Democrats may be rather disappointed in the short time by Robert molest testimony. Actually you know politically internal GONNA political strategy. It might not be a bad thing for them to move on from this so the the seems to be the last that will hear from from Robert Mueller and you've been following this for for literal years in <hes> forensic detail. What's what's your take away from? All this might take away from this release something about how the news is made. I I mean had the Miller <unk> landed without the trails without the investigative reporting without everything we knew already about what happened in the two thousand sixteen campaign had it just landed on people's desks without any knowledge I think it would have had an extraordinary impact pat in American politics. I think it's quite likely you would have had impeachment proceedings already but the way that on knowledge of what happened in two thousand sixteen both in the Russian election interference and in terms of what the trump campaign got up to the way gradually built men the win report arrived a lot of people struck by shoulders and said Oh well does not much new to see here that
"mr mueller" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"And what's really disturbing is on the very same day that the president says, I can't work with congress to get anything done for the American people, because I can't do that, and respond to investigations at the same time he initiates yet another investigation. So the irony is kind of extraordinary. We've passed over one hundred pieces of legislation in the congress so far while we are conducting robust oversight. So we can do both things we ought to do both things that happened during the Clinton impeachment. It happened during the Nixon impeachment investigations, and oversight are normal congressional work. We do that, while we're passing the for the people agenda, but it's sort of ironic that on the very day, the president's stormed out and said, I can't do both things a he announces his attorney general is now directed to assist, the intelligence community conduct a new investigation about the origins of the inquiry conducted by Mr. Mueller kind of funny chairman, Nadler, told Rachel that you're subpoenas, although or. Ready being treated, very seriously by judges and court, your winning at every stage of that they might be taken even more seriously and moved even more quickly, if they are in service of an impeachment inquiry. Do you support moving to an impeachment inquiry in your committee? Yes, I have expressed that opinion to my chairman and to my colleagues. I think we're at the point now where not only because of the contents of the mullahs report, but because of the conduct of the president and his administration and their efforts to impede and prevent us from getting the facts and following the facts wherever they lead us to get the truth. The president hasn't been engaged in a cover up. He is behaving as if he is above the law, and we have a responsibility to make sure we hold this administration accountable. I have argued that the opening of an impeachment inquiry is just the beginning step. It's a formal question as to whether or not impeachment is appropriate. We would then conduct our hearings collect evidence and make a judgment at the conclusion of that we would consider articles of impeachment or not. But this would be the sort of formal process. There's no question, it would raise the level of seriousness of our effort, it would consolidate some of this work, and I think it will there certainly is court decisions that say that at that moment when an impeachment inquiry is underway. Congress. Power is at its zenith. So I think it would strengthen our hand. I think the chairman is absolutely right. We have enough a thorny, under our regular oversight to get what we need. But I think the president's conduct sense, the mole report has been released in attempting to prevent us from hearing from witnesses defying subpoenas and telling people not to produce documents those acts have buy in by themselves may be a basis for impeachment, but certainly are enough in my mind to begin an inquiry to open up a formal process to consider, whether or not impeachment is appropriate before you go cars. Let me just ask you one more thing about this, because we know there's been a debate within the Democrats in the house about when to move to impeachment or how to move to impeachment, and you have been one of the leaders of, let's go to impeachment. Now. What is the most persuasive counter argument? You have heard from other Democrats in those private discussions. You're having. Well, I'd say two things. One is I'm not suggesting go to impeachment..
Barr grilled about Mueller letter in heated Senate testimony
"And extrordinary revelation by the New York Times that in late March the special prosecutor, Mr. Muller wrote a letter to the attorney general complaining thought they're complaining. The matter here is Russia gate, the context and here is the molar report. The weekend of the complaint was the one where the attorney general received the Muller report, and then issued an executive summary, pending the reduction of the Miller report, which came some weeks, later, gentlemen, a very good evening to you. Go to the letter that we now have written by we're told the special prosecutor. Mr. Muller, he signed it. But the sentence that seems to have the most complaint in it, quote, the summary letter the department sent to congress and released to the public late in the afternoon of March twenty fourth did not fully capture the context nature and substance of this offices work and conclusions and quote and a. I'm puzzled about this complaint to the attorney general. The word context throws made the word nature is a total. Puzzling and substance of this offices work is this something that's regular exchange between serving a prosecutors and the in the office and the boss himself. Does this happen all the time? Good evening to you. Andy. Good evening, John. No, it's extrordinary. I guess part of it is explained by, you know, people do all kinds of things when they're on their way out the door as some of the staff of this mullah's, and this more self they're apt to do all kinds of stuff when they're going out the door and no longer even cells in the chain of command. But they wouldn't dare have done before that maybe a little of that going on my sense, John is that the sequence of events that's important as attorney general bar pointed out in his testimony was that before bar put out his March twenty four th letter outlining conclusions of Muller's investigation, which he received on two days early on much second before the March twenty four bar letter goes out he gives molar these special counsel an opportunity that we've you the letter before issuing it and Muller declines that opportunity. Bars letter conveys, and this is not something I think that's contestable. That Muller did not make decision on the obstruction charge. Which was quite surprising since that was the main thing that he was brought in I believe to the side. And I think what happened was when bar revealed that Muller had abdicated on the main job that Muller was given to do. There was a lot of press criticism that arose from that. And after hearing all that stuff couple of days, they got miffed, and they sent this letter in and then when bar confronted baller about the letter the day after receiving it PS and quite blank point blank, rather. Are you saying that the letter is inaccurate and Muller, according to bar said, no the letter the complaint was not that. The letter was inaccurate. Was that the press? Coverage was an accurate. So here I think we get to the two things that are of concern to the tender sensibilities of people on Muller staff. One is that they got negative press coverage and because they were the avengers against Trump. They didn't get any negative press coverage. So this was something that was new to them, and I think probably difficult to deal with. And then the second thing is that. Bar is a prosecutor in the old school mold of the Justice department, which is at the prosecutor's job, which is the one that that Muller didn't do on obstruction is to make determination about whether there's enough evidence to charge. Well, whether there's not that's what we need to hear from. Prosecutors not the mood music around the determination, we need that determination that is. Well, part of the problem that it seems from this letter that they've inverted the master server relationship is not the special counsel work for the attorney general. Yes. The the normal chain of command is that the the special counsel reports to the attorney general, but I think that is what happened here was first of all we shouldn't have had a special counsel because there was no crime, and there was no conflict, which the two things you need under the rigs to justify special counsel. They were given that as the Democrats who complained about the firing of me were given a special counsel. Anyway, by Mr. Rosenstein, the the then deputy attorney general, and he made a commitment to the Democrats because they were saying mean things about him in the media. And he wanted them to stop that. He would give Muller basically carte lunch. Muller would have no restrictions. He'd be able to take the investigation wherever he decided to take it. So that would no crime no crime, no parameters. No restrictions on Muller. And then what happened that of importance in the last two months? Is that you know, we got an actual attorney general now who thinks that his job is to be the attorney general, which means he gets to supervise the prosecutors and Muller and his staff got used to operating for two years without any real to provisions, and as a result of that they did things like for example, the microcosm. I think that captures best with the report is like is the George Papadopoulos or the Roger stone indictment. You can pick either one. But both of them are the same thing, you have basically a relatively tiny in the scheme of things process crime that a normal prosecutor would charge a one half power graph indictment saying on you know, on such and such day, the defendant knowingly willfully lied to the FBI, you know, by saying X, and that would be the end of it. Instead with Muller what we got was fourteen. Pages of almost collusion. Nearly collusion. Lots of Russians around here who knows when collusion will happen. And then you put to the last page, and it's got nothing to do with collusion process crime. So that was the way he ran the investigation. And then when we got to the end, he hopes that that would be the way his report would go out. And instead what bar told him essentially was, you know, this is like a prosecutor's office would not writing screenplay and the public with the bottom line in the investigation, which is what you're supposed to get. The attorney general has now spoken to the Senate Judiciary committee and two members of the committee following the end of the testimony Senator Harris of California's Senator Geraldo of Wii have called for the attorney general's resignation. So this matter is now partisan contest is no longer. Just a search for the facts. However, I mentioned that. In addition, the House Judiciary committee. Cities expecting to turn general to testify and the latest news. The attorney general will not because of unusual demands by the house committee for the terms of that testimony. So we're thrown back on this dispute, and I want to identify the dispute in common in terms of what of us was not a lawyer, which is make you to our lawyers. It very much looks like and the word rift was used in an interview on the New Yorker with a Mr. mazzetti and Mr Schmidt, the two times reporters working this story and first revealed the bar. They Muller letter the word rift was used it very much looks to me as those who seek the president's unhappiness impeachment removal from office are siding with Mr. Muller those who seek to support right now. The Trump administration are siding with Mr. bar that looks? To me. I'm non lawyer to be an. An unequal match Mr. bars, the attorney general, and Mr. and Mr. Mueller is a serves the attorney general, do you believe that there is a head of us that scale of contest he said he said they're going to pick these two men against each other in a pending impeachment inquiry. Well, I think John that the way that that that is being teed up as if it was a contradiction makes an assumption. That's not true. And that is that what congress would have to find for impeachment is the same thing that a prosecutor would have had to sign for indictment and important. A fact they're very different. So what I think happened here is not necessarily that that bar and Muller are in conflict, at least in terms of what the facts love, I think they have some legal disagreements, but I think the thing to keep your eye on here is that bar as the attorney general is conducting himself as a prosecutor. And what prosecutors concern is is is there enough evidence beyond a reasonable doubt. To prove a penal offence in court. That was supposed to be Muller's job too. But I believe, and this is the whole thing about, you know, context and substance, and what I call mood music, and and narrative what Muller decided to do and to make his investigation was not the finding of charges or the decision. Whether charges were justified or not what he decided to do with to craft the narrative, and what you know, the the if there's a conflict here, it's that mo- that bar believes consistent with the with the old line Justice department way of thinking about the job of the prosecutor your job is to find out. There's enough evidence to charge or there, isn't what Muller seems to think is that a prosecutor's job is to write a screenplay of a narrative, which is peppered occasionally by things like processed primes. But otherwise what what your job is is to is to crap a story. That paints the president in as unflattering alive as possible mindful of the fact that congress doesn't need a penal offence in order to impeach. So I think they're serving different purposes more than being in in sexual
"mr mueller" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM
"That special counsel Muller's report does not exonerate the president on charges serious is obstruction of Justice demonstrates one thing we need the full report. Democrats want the full release of the mullahs report by April second that's next week. Meanwhile, in a hint of the reelection strategy, Mr. Trump's campaign is suggesting TV producers question lawmakers on air who said they had evidence of a Trump Russia conspiracy. The end of Mr. Mueller's Russia probe allows President Trump to relaunch his beleaguered presidency with new swagger ahead of the twenty twenty election. Gabby or White House reporter at politico says Mr. Trump supporters called it a turning point saying that with lurid questions about election, rigging out of the way. He will have a fresh chance to connect with Americans. Gabby. What are you hearing? I think that the president Adrian really going. Heading into twenty twenty that this is something that he is going to use to rile up his base, and to also just push this narrative that he was constantly reminded voters of over the past two years, but the media is out to get him that they, you know, over the course of this twenty two month investigation of perpetrated lie after lie. It seems as though he feels vindicated by this report, and is going to use it to sort of echo the complaints in the grievances. That we've heard him air rock if the base for him is locked up. Does this swing voters who might be on the fence about him or perhaps going democrat or some other out in two thousand twenty it might be a little too early to stay? I'd be I'd be curious to take a look at how his approval rating improved potentially in the coming weeks. Now that this investigation has racked up. I do you know, I did notice a few people out there yesterday saying that they didn't. Support the president in two thousand sixteen they've been apprehensive about his administration supporting him in twenty twenty. But knowing that he didn't, you know, knowingly conspire with Russian officials during the two thousand sixteen campaign make them feel a little bit more comfortable backing him in in twenty twenty depending on who the democrat nominee is speak with Gabby or White House reporter at politico. She's written a piece entitled Trump begins post Muller reset by attacking Democrats, and the media how long do you spend? If you're the president or his campaign going after say, Democrats and the media when do you say, hey, the economy's great, and it's my policies vote for me again because of that. Well, I think you have to find sort of a hybrid of both messages on the one hand he needs to be out there talking up all the things that he seizes as great accomplishments in his first two years whether dot. The booming economy the trade deals that he negotiated the deregulation. I mean, those are the quick talking points that you can head out to to. Bring back in your base supporters. But also other people who might be thriving under the current economic conditions. But on the other hand, I mean, he is heading into a reelection campaign. He's going to have to go after Democrats, and this sort of handed him and evening political tool to do. So he can now say that Democrats, you know, wasted billions in taxpayer dollars over the last twenty two months trying to push his investigation and white could ultimately determined that. There was you know, according to him complete exoneration no wrongdoing. So I think that, you know, had campaign Barad visors certainly looking to blend both of those messages together, it might be difficult to do. And that's one of the things is gonna be interesting to watch in the next couple of months, what about voters experiencing Muller probe fatigue. Were they just might start tuning this out? No, I think everybody grows as many voters who said that. They just wanted this investigation to wrap up the the conclusion, I think really had a lot of people paying attention, and and it is going to have likely significant impacts on the current political landscape. Whether that's you know, to the way that voters view, President Trump, and and how they view congressional Democrats as well does this immediately go into campaign materials that might be sent in fundraising emails to supporters. They already have. I, you know, I'm signed up to receive all the campaign alerts from the Trump operation, and I got a text message last night saying that they were you know, fundraising off of the Muller reports inclusion and the quote, total exoneration of President Trump's nice Gabby Gabby or White House reporter at politico..
"mr mueller" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"The end of Mr. Mueller's Russia probe allows President Trump to relaunch his beleaguered presidency with new swagger ahead of twenty two thousand election. Gabby or White House reporter at politico says Mr. Trump supporters called it a turning point saying that with lurid questions about election, rigging out of the way. He will have a fresh chance to connect with Americans. Gabby. What are you hearing? I think that the president isn't really going this. Heading into twenty twenty that this is something that you're going to use to rile up his base and to also just crush. This narrative that he constantly reminded of over the past few years, but the media is out to get him that they, you know, over the course of this twenty two month investigation complicated lie after lie. It seems as though he feels vindicated by this report, and is going to use it to sort of echo the complaints and grievances. That we've heard him air aloft if the base for him is locked up. Does this swing voters who might be on the fence about him or perhaps doing democrat or some other out in two thousand twenty? Might be a little too early to say I'd be. How his approval rating improved potentially in the coming weeks. Now that this investigation has wrapped up. I do you know, I did notice a few people out there yesterday saying that they they didn't support the president in two thousand sixteen they've been apprehensive about his administration and putting him in twenty twenty but knowing that he didn't knowingly conspire with Russian officials during the two thousand sixteen campaign faith. A little bit more comfortable backing him in in two thousand twenty depending on who the democrat nominee is speak with caviar White House reporter at politico. She's written a piece entitled Trump begins post reset by attacking Democrats, and the media how long do you spend? If you're the president or his campaign going after say, Democrats and the media when do you say, hey, the economy's great in. It's my policies vote for me again because of that. Well, I think you have to find a sort of hybrid of both messages on the one hand he needs to be out there talking all the things that he sees this as great accomplishments as two years, whether that's the booming economy, if it's the trade deals negotiated the deregulation. I mean, those are the quick talking points that you can head out. To bring back in your base supporters. But also other people who might be driving under the current economic conditions. But on the other hand is heading into a reelection campaign. He's going to have to go after Democrats and handed him an evening political tool to do. So he can now say that Democrats wasted billions in taxpayer dollars over the last twenty two months trying to push this investigation. And and go away. Determined that. There was you know, according to him complete exoneration no wrongdoing. So I think, you know, his campaign advisers are certainly looking to blend of those messages together, it might be difficult to do. That's one of the things that can be interesting to watch the next couple of months, what about voters experiencing Muller probe fatigue where they just might start tuning this out. No, I think everybody grows as many voters who said that they just wanted this investigation to wrap up the the conclusion, I think we had a lot of people paying attention, and and it is going to have likely significant impacts on the current political landscape, whether that's the way that voters view, President Trump, and and how they view congressional Democrats as well. Does this immediately? Go into campaign materials that might be sent in fundraising emails to supporters. They already have I've signed up to receive all the campaign alerts from the Trump operation, and I got a text message last night saying that they were you know, fundraising off of the Muller reports inclusion and the quote, total exoneration of President Trump's scabby Gabby or White House reporter at politico..
Manafort Jail Term Less Than What Prosecutors Sought
"It was not the sentence. Prosecutors wanted in the case against Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign manager on Thursday. A federal judge sentenced Mr. Manafort to forty seven months in prison for dodging taxes and Bank fraud, far less than the nineteen to twenty four years that he could have faced and Mr. Manafort faces sentencing on a separate case next week. Joining us from Washington is Wall Street Journal reporter arena Vishwanathan arena. Mr. Manafort got less than four years on what I believe was eight counts of Bank and tax fraud. Is that right? Yeah. That's right. It was five counts of tax charges, and then another tax related charge. And then two counts of Bank fraud. Now, the judge TESL has handed down the sentence that was far more lenient than the guidelines. I believe called for what was judge Ellis's reasoning? So the guidelines were always considered a little bit extreme. I don't think anyone actually expected him to get something between nineteen. Eight hundred twenty four years, but this sentence was definitely at the low end of what anyone had expected, and some of the factors that judge Ellis mentioned were an earlier series of cases involving similar tax issues where people had hid money overseas in which they received much more lenient sentences in some of those cases, they just received probation or just a few months in prison in those cases, people had cooperated, and showing remorse very early on and repaid all of the money. And so there were different circumstances in those cases. But he I think was very cognizant of the fact that he didn't want an extreme disparity where some people who hid money overseas who had millions of dollars overseas had gotten a very late punishment. And then Mr. Manafort potentially facing fifteen sixteen years in prison p also ordered Mr. Manafort to pay twenty five million dollars. Restitution, isn't that right? Yeah. It could be up to that much. It's it's a little bit dependent on. A how much some of these properties sell for and that might influence exactly what the number is. But it will it will be around that obviously the sentences being handed down are taking place as special counsel. Robert Muller is reportedly wrapping up his investigation into Russian meddling in the two thousand sixteen presidential election one complaint that prosecutors had with Mr. Manafort was that he provided no useful information to the special counsel and should therefore get no credit or consideration for his cooperation agreement isn't that? Right. Yeah. That's right. And they stressed it. Even more yesterday, one of Mr. Mueller's prosecutors got up an explicitly said, he even though he talked to us for dozens of hours. There was nothing. He gave us. He only told us what we already knew. And we ended up having to spend so much time with him just because he kept lying and we'd have to present him with the evidence. That clearly contradicted. What he was telling us going back a bit. Mr. Manafort was convicted by jury in August of not paying taxes on more than sixteen million dollars. Income he earned from advising Russia aligned politicians in Ukraine in the early two thousand ten's and of lying to two banks from which he sought loans in two thousand fifteen now this case coming up or the sentencing coming up he pleaded guilty in Washington to two counts of conspiracy against the US conspiracy to obstruct Justice, you know, agreeing to cooperate with a special counsel's office and that sentencing is due next Wednesday. How much time does Mr. Manafort face in the second case involving conspiracy. He faces up to ten additional
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
Rep. Chris Stewart: Still no indication of Russian collusion
"Investigation into Russian interference in the election continues, Utah Republican congressman Chris Stewart, I think Mr. Mueller is completing his investigation by all of the signs that we can see he's close to completing that and I don't think he's gonna find out that in seclusion. So do the American people think it's fair to just say, well, we didn't find what we wanted to find what we hope to find the list just keep investigating.
Sen. Susan Collins shares thoughts on the Mueller investigation
"Republican Maine Senator Susan Collins was on the Sunday talk show circuit she's weighing in on the Mueller investigation and was asked how she feels about the releasing of documents on WikiLeaks. USA radio's Rick Vincent has more on the story during a CBS interview on face the nation Republican Senator Susan Collins was asked if she thinks working with WikiLeaks should be considered a crime. You have to know the circumstances of it. I have great faith in Mr. Mueller's ability to pursue a fair and thorough investigation.
"mr mueller" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Would be with Mr. Muller and his people in Muller's office. Why am I the only one in the whole country to bring this up? Now, if you are US attorney. And you or your people are leaking investigative information to the media as the FBI is now found out this is a crime. Right. Mr mccabe. Right. Mr Baker, right, Mr. stroke, right? Miss page. I'm calling on the acting attorney general the United States, Mr. Whittaker and the deputy attorney general of the United States, Mr. Rosenstein. The start a leak investigation and Mr. Muller's office because I've been watching and listening to the press all afternoon long, which is very painful. I might add. It's like liberal porn. They just out there doing what they do. So I'm calling on the United States Justice department to immediately open a leak investigation and Mr. Muller's office because if this BuzzFeed story is true. A bombshell. Then we have criminal violations coming out of Mr. Mueller's office. Was it Mr. Mueller was it Mr. Viessmann? Who was it in Mr. Muller's office who leaked to BuzzFeed who showed them documents who read documents to the to investigators? It says the FBI agents working for Mr. Mueller. The who else would have this information, ladies and gentlemen, Mr. producer? Who else would have this information? Nobody. So these two I mean reporters, they just fingered. The Moller offs. His investigators. One more time. So the back benches can repeat it on Monday and say see what I said, I am saying. That Mr. Whittaker Mr. Rosenstein. And the director of the FBI must now trigger a leak investigation. Fine who the criminals are in this Muller's office fits not Mr. Mueller himself? What access to this information? If it exists, but it must right? And prosecute them. We cannot have federal prosecutors are federal investigators leaking. We know this Mr. McCabe case and the rest of them, we cannot have it. So that's the first point. I would make that there must be a leak investigation into Mr. Muller's office. Course, you won't hear it on CNN or MSN are certain programs on cable, boy, I have to bite my tongue to talk about not talk about some of these people. But anyway. There's at peace at CNN by Oliver Darcy. Sometimes he's good. Sometimes he's not. Jason Leopold and Anthony Cormet to reporters for BuzzFeed news may have just scored the scope that if it's confirmed irrevocably changes the course of the Trump presidency. How do I know because Oliver Darcy told me so if so it will represent for Leopold, the apex of a comeback from a troubled personal and professional past what? On Thursday evening. The duo published. A bombshell report that President Trump personally directed. Michael Cohen is former attorney to lied to congress about the Moscow Trump Tower project now more collusion now just something else to grab onto. If this story is accurate. I think this is the third time. He said, sir. Let's stop right there. What are news organizations doing? Hyping a story. And then saying if it's accurate have you ever heard a news like this rich? I I've never heard anything like this. If the stories accurate, and it's headline everywhere. Oh my God. That's an impeachable offense that Democrats swarming like locus. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Already planning on impeachment. If the story is accurate. Well, shouldn't you withhold reporting on it and till you can confirm if it is accurate. If the story is accurate. It means Trump asked Cohen to commit perjury. Now who is Cohen Cohen is a confessed felon pled guilty, multiple felony counts. He's going to be serving a three year federal prison sentence. Were they cellmate named Bruce? I'm sure. And let's just look I walked through the and the media believe Cohen, and the Democrats believe now Cohen didn't leak. Somebody Mr. Muller's office leaked. Because now CNN says, hey, they have texts stab emails. They may have this. They may have that. Well, who would know who is they who are they Muller's office? Wow. So mowers office is leaking. You ought to be Helen Keller. Not to see this over there at the FBI and the department of Justice pay attention to what I'm telling you over at the Justice department, and the FBI bows wrong with you. What's wrong with those people over there? Well, anyway. Let's continue on the if the story is accurate. Since it was published. The story is dominated cable news and caught the eye of congressional Democrats. Usually does. In a tweet House Judiciary chairman Jerry Nadler says committee would get to the bottom of it. Get to the bottom of what? So you're going to interfere with the Muller investigation. Leopold and co what is this like saccharin van SETI at broken a number major stories on Trump Tower in Russia that a proven true what major stories that have mattered to anybody about anything? But the intense and attention to their latest scoop is also resurface Leopold's. Checkered past. Buzzfeed news reporter Jason Leopold in twenty sixteen. He's a former Los Angeles time Dow Jones and vice news reporter who's been at BuzzFeed since thousand seventeen was involved in several major scandals they called into question the veracity of his reporting during George W Bush's presidency. So why are you citing him? Now, see how this works the media run with the story. And then they say, by the way, the guy can't be trusted. But look at that story. Look at this story. Look at the headline if it's true if it's true my God. Like, we have here if it's true. And two thousand to salon dot com, which is a left wing crackpots site removed two story Leopold had written as a freelancer for the site salon said that as it investigated a PC wrote about Enron, including an allegation of plagiarism against him Leopold distributed and account of events that was riddled with an accuracy misrepresentations, even with the plagiarism. I mean that takes some work ultimately, salon said, it reluctantly had to conclude Leopold's piece carried an instance of plagiarism despite his strong denials. Jeez. They've been in a look at this industry. People are plagiarizing me left, and right, Mr. producer after this scandal Leopold wrote a book in which he said he had engaged in lying cheating and backstabbing in his life. Battle mental illness and struggle with substance abuse. I have a checkered past and I was hoping that by coming clean about my own passed that would allow me to move forward. Leopold wrote according to a two thousand five article in the Washington Post, but in two thousand six Leopold found himself again and controversy he reported for truth out that that then top White House. A Karl rove had told then President Bush and other administration officials that he was going to be indicted in relation to the Valerie plame affair Leopold cited, quote, people knowledgeable about these discussions unquote and reported Rove's indictment is imminent. The road was never indicted. A twenty fifteen profile of Leopold in the New York slimes noted that he's been through a series of scandals. But the times also noted Leopold was able to make a comeback by breaking stories uncovered through the submission of freedom of information requests here. The nickname feared in his Twitter profile of the foia terrorist. Sounds like a punch to me. Actually, I love the score. He told the time. So maybe there's this drug thing in me that still exists. Maybe that was always part of my personality. I love the score. I love the score. Particularly when it's from the government. I just got you to give me your own documents. You know? Speech lesson might help sounds literate Leopold joined vice news in twenty fourteen and twenty seventeen was hired by BuzzFeed news, where he and cormier have led reporting on the Trump Tower Moscow project in two thousand eighteen he was a finalist for a twenty eight Pulitzer prize in international reporting for a story that committee described as stunning probe across two continents that proved that operatives with apparent ties of ladder. Putin had engaged in a targeting campaign against his perceived enemies on British and American wasn't that everywhere. And it goes on about his magnificent reporting. And of course, BuzzFeed stands behind him. They damn well better. Folks. Don't get nervous. Don't get people are pounding away pounding away the stories they come at a left field. They're just endless. It's like machine gun turned journalism. When journalists are running story saying if the story is true that truly pathetic. Now more on this when I return..
"mr mueller" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Would be with Mr. Mueller and his people in Muller's office. Why am I the only one in the whole country to bring this up? Now, if you are US attorney. And you or your people are leaking investigative information to the media as the FBI is now found out this is a crime. Right. Mr mccabe. Right. Mr Baker, right, Mr. stroke, right? Miss page. I'm calling on the acting attorney general the United States, Mr. Whittaker and the deputy attorney general of the United States, Mr. Rosenstein. To start a leak investigation and Mr. Muller's office because I've been watching and listening to the press all afternoon long, which is very painful. I might add. It's like liberal porn. They just out there doing what they do. So I'm calling on the United States Justice department to immediately open a leak investigation, Mr. Muller's office because of this BuzzFeed story is true. A bombshell. Then we have criminal violations coming out of Mr. Mueller's office was it Mr. Mueller was it Mr Vice men. Who was it in Mr. Muller's office who leaked to BuzzFeed? Who showed them documents who read documents to the to investigators at says the FBI agents working for Mr. Muller? The who else would have this information, ladies and gentlemen, Mr. producer? Who else would have this information? Nobody. So these two I mean reporters, they just fingered. The Moller office. His investigators. One more time. So the backbenchers can repeat it on Monday. And see what I said I am saying. That Mr. Whittaker Mr. Rosenstein. And the director of the FBI must now trigger a leak investigation fine who the criminals are Mr. Mueller's office. It's not Mr. Mueller himself. What access to this information? If it exists, but must right? And prosecute them..
William Barr tries to reassure Democrats at his confirmation hearing
"Administration is a very different thing. That's why during his opening statement he sought to reassure senators that he is well aware of what he's up against as attorney general my allegiance will be to the. Rule of law, the constitution and the American people. This is how it should be. This is how it must be. And if you confirm me, this is how it will be he told senators and discussing the job, President Trump did not pressure him in any way. President Trump has sought no assurances promises or commitments from me of any kind either express or implied. And I have not given him any other than that. I would run the department with professionalism and integrity special counsel. Bob Muller's Russia probe dominated the day-long hearing and bar assured senators that that probe will continue. I will follow the special counsel regulation scrupulously and in good, faith and on my watch. Bob will be allowed to finish his work when the special counsels work is complete but is very important that the public and congress be informed of the results of the special counsels. Work Democratic Senator Patrick layhee questioned whether President Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani will get to edit the report as he has suggested to number as you. Could take this report put his own spin on it before its release. You could live that would not happen. If you were turning general that will not happen. Here's what else will not happen says bar. I am not going to do anything that. I think is wrong, and I will not be bullied into doing anything. I think is wrong by anybody whether it be editorial boards or congress or the president that statement came in response to a question about what he would do if the president ordered him to fire Robert Mueller is the president directs an attorney general to do something that is contrary to law. Then I think the attorney general has to step down Democrats on the committee raised concerns about comments barmaid about Muller's probe including an unsolicited memo. He sent to the Justice department last year in which he criticized the inquiry into whether the president sought to obstruct Justice the memo also sent to the White House in June described the obstruction of Justice issue as reliant on what he termed a fatal misconceived theory bar defended the nineteen page memo and. Described it as narrow in scope a piece about specific obstruction of Justice theory, not about the investigation into Russian interference and potential collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow. How does he feel about Russian interference? I believe the Russians interfered or attempted to interfere with the election. And I think we have to get to the bottom of it bar said the nation also has to get to the bottom of the illegal immigration issue is long overdue and after a long day of questioning Louisiana. Republican John Kennedy sought to drive home the central themes of the hearing, President Trump instruct or ask you once you become attorney general to farmers to Mahler. Absolutely not. Did he ask you to interfere and Mr. Mueller's investigation absolutely not as anybody in the White House made that suggestion to you? Absolutely. Not is anybody in the western hemisphere. Made that suggestion to you. Absolutely embarrassed confirmation hearing continues today. Linda Kenyon, Washington. Spy forty here on the title, Don, showing us the government closing on a month or a partial shutdown the White House, extended an invitation to Democrats to have lunch with the president. But all of them declined minority leader Chuck Schumer says the president should feel pain of keeping the government shutdown. Democrats are keeping strong on their position of opening the government I talking about the possibilities of a border wall. Here's the story overnight and into Tuesday morning. The White House reaching out to Capitol Hill hoping some any moderate house. Democrats would accept an invitation to lunch with the president on day twenty five of the
Trump border wall: the hypocrisy of Trump's immigration agenda
"A cited said in his staff is cited factually, accurate, then why not just go ahead declared the national emergency Bill the wall and stop with all this grandstanding. Just do it. Right. Also, this idea he's also floated the. That the money that comes in from the new tariffs on goods is going to pay for it. Does this guy not know how the government works? That's not what happens. Okay. This money. Must be appropriated by congress. It doesn't come in from tax revenue. It has to go through congress. Okay. Through tax revenue. It's still has to be a portion by congress and congress is going to keep saying, no because guess what they were saying. No when when Paul Ryan was running them only, they weren't saying no as overly. But the fact of the matter is is the Republican party's donors are not happy at the idea of not having all that cheap labor being shut off. So this border wall thing is a game that they're playing with their base. Okay. See we want to keep out the Brown hordes from south of the border to protect America sovereignty on the other hand are businesses will die without him. I have a question for you. Donald Trump hiring illegal immigrants at his resorts. Evidently a bunch. Yeah. And at all of them. Yeah. In New Jersey. The attorney general of that state has turned this matter over to Mr. Mueller. Okay. Because he feared that Mr. sessions when he was attorney general would conveniently bury it and that Mr. Whittaker would do the same. So the fact of the matter is is that the same president of the United States who says we are in dire need of immediate border wall hires and lures illegal immigrants to the United States to work here. I recognize the two people that adore and idolize Mr. Trump, I might as well be speaking Swahili Healy standing on my head in a bucket filled with water for because they're not gonna listen to me. But these are facts your hero is hiring the people that he claims we must keep out that as we say back in Boston Massachusetts once I hail Wednesday hailed is double talk. This is the most Kelly show Johnny win on just a moment. KFI AM six forty more stimulating talk. Now, the news when Michael should pay part of the Coast Highway still closed in L A M deter counties because of. Mudslides and flooding. Heavy rains hit much of southern California overnight, including the fire burn areas. Cal trans pizza is closed between incidental canyon road in Malibu in Los pulses road in Ventura County about four miles south of Oxnard. Some cars are still trapped in the button. Water officials say they don't expect the closure to be lifted until sometime tomorrow man has been killed in a car crash. The Metrolink tracks in bitcoin cops say that a woman was also hurt in that two car crash news brought to you by Walt Disney pictures, Mary Poppins returns police in Houston say they have arrested a man in the killing of a seven year old girl. Twenty year old Eric black junior has been charged with capital murder. Allegedly admitted to being involved in the shooting. Girl was shot and killed December thirtieth car with her mother and brother and sisters prosecutor said the girl was killed at a case of mistaken identity. At least one other suspect has been identified in the case, it could be more arrests coming an inventor says his idea to collect trash on the ocean. Hasn't sunk yet a trash collection device set out to corral, plastic litter floating in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii is broken. The boom broke apart under constant wind and waves. Boy, slat started the Pacific Ocean cleanup project. He says the two thousand foot long floating boom will be towed. Eight hundred miles to Hawaii to be repaired. He says if it can't be fixed there, it will be loaded onto a barge returned to its homeport Alameda, California slat has said the boom was moving slower than the plastic allowing the trash to float away. Larry Parral KFI news
Democrats urge acting attorney general to step aside from Russia probe
"After a presidential appointment Democrats are concerned about the future of the Russia probe as we hear from USA radio's Wendy king, top Democrats. Want acting attorney general Matt Whitaker to step aside from supervising the Russia investigation and special counsel? Robert muller. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham tells CBS's face the nation. It's a non issue on different than a painful there overseeing trust me, there's politics of ounce when it comes to the mall or investigation that Trump's guilty, but the. Bottom line. Here is Mr. Mueller won't be allowed to do this job without political interference on Mr.
Graham says acting AG doesn't have to recuse himself in Mueller probe
"Want acting attorney general Matt Whitaker to step aside from supervising the Russia investigation and special counsel? Robert muller. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham tells Subbiah space the nation. It's a non issue recuse on opinions different than painful there overseeing trust me. There's politics abounds when it comes to Muller investigation that Trump's guilty and no matter what Muller fines, but the bottom line. Here is Mr. Mueller will be allowed to do his job without political interference. Mr. Whittaker Democrats
"mr mueller" Discussed on 550 KFYI
"I suspect I'll be taking it away very quickly With his wife Nellie for him to be in the Justice department and to be doing what he. Did that is that is this for Muller and miss the. Mother has a lot of, conflicts all also directly yourself so you know that Mr. Mueller, is highly conflicted in fact Komi is like his best friend I could go into conflict after conflict but Sadly Mr Mueller is conflicted no this is incredible because this is what the job that the media should be doing but of course the media checked out back in two thousand sixteen November twenty sixteen they with for reporting the news be doing Papa Ganda and. A working on behalf of the Obama administration working on behalf. Of the progressive movement But Bruce, or is a next official deal g official who's clearly clearances. Very like very likely to be yanked the president is educating the American people on how the swamp operates and who the major players are and yesterday A very almost forgotten individual showed up on. Fox News And ripped John Brennan A new. One way to you hear what John Brennan did to this individual to keep the truth of Benghazi from the American people Now tell you about it For twenty, fourteen minutes after the hour you are listening to. Do talk five fifty careful I tie for east side traffic was trello Powell shaping up to be kind of a crazy afternoon at James as far as problems on our freeways in service streets here on, the east side in Mesa you've got a wreck already eastbound sixty at, Stapley at the off ramp as..
United Nations, Witness Tampering and Tampa discussed on BBC World Service
"Bbc world service right here on wnyc am anna from new york still to come on the forum more on the three hundred year old story of the piano how in the nineteenth century it became the drawing room instrument of choice and the mainstay of as performances how in the twentieth century its versatility meant it was embraced by the new music of jazz rock and roll and pop so with me my guess elena rajko can hamilton and stuart isa cove so stay with us we'll be back after the news summary news with jonathan is odd the first funerals have taken place in guatemala people killed by the violent eruption of the fogo volcano ceremonies were held for several members of the same family sixty nine people are now known to have died but many others missing president trump's former campaign manager paul manafort has been accused by the us special counsel robert muller have tried to tampa with potential witnesses in his investigation mr mueller is looking into allegations of collusion between russia and mr trump's presidential campaign but the alleged witness tampering relates to a tax case against mr manafort the united nations says less than ten percent of the plastic ever made has been recycled according to the un report up to five trillion plastic bags are used worldwide each year with china the biggest source of plastic packaging waste while.
In memo to Mueller, Trump's lawyers argue he could not have obstructed justice
"If the us goes ahead with threaten tariffs china says any agreements reached with the white house this weekend will not take affect the statement comes as commerce secretary wilbur ross it's down for another round of trade talks in beijing trump administration says it wants china to dramatically reduce its three hundred seventy five billion dollar annual trade surplus with the united states the president wants to cut that gap two hundred billion dollars by two thousand twenty the administration also wants china to allow american businesses greater access to its economy fox's which edson at the last high level meeting in washington china promised to buy more american farm goods and energy products tariffs imposed on canada and europe had the us singled out energy seven conference in british colombia this weekend these are our most important allies where some of our most important allies we've had long standing relationships with all these countries that are very important treasury secretary steve mnuchin was asked to bring a message of concern and disappointment back to the white house as the russia investigation wears on it remains to be seen if president trump will sit down with robert muller and according to a letter written to the special counsel months ago the president's lawyers argued he can't be forced to what you have here are two of his attorneys jaysekulow and john dowd arguing and essentially pointing the case law and also documents and interviews to say that he shouldn't sit down with robert muller doubt suggested an in person interview between mr mueller and president trump is not necessary fox's ellison barbara the letter was first obtained by the new york times police in a phoenix supper may be looking for a serial killer in recent days four people have been killed and scottsdale police say three of the murderers have been linked fox news.
Santa Fe High School students graduate 2 weeks after deadly mass shooting
"Sit down with robert muller endowed suggested an interview between mr mueller and president trump is not necessary because the special counsel in their view already has the answers to the questions that they plan on asking the letter is about twenty pages in total treasury secretary steve mnuchin at a meeting of finance ministers and central bankers defending the us decision to impose new tariffs on aluminum and steel imported from the european union canada and mexico leadership on the economy which is one of president trump's major objectives that national security is not only good for the united states but is good for growth around the world mnuchin says the additional growth is more of a reason to focus on trade issues leaders and policymakers of the world's top seven economies meet to discuss global global economic issues later this month graduation day was friday for santa fe high school in texas two weeks after eight students and to substitute teachers were killed in a school shooting fox's brian has has more on the ceremony students wore white stores in honor of the victims in a video montage played honoring their lives students and faculty spoke about how the shooting on may eighteenth brought the class closer together these seventeen year old shooting suspect is in custody on capital murder charges fox news.
"mr mueller" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"The work of the special prosecutor mr mueller with regard to free different please or indictments the first is general flynn who pled guilty to deceiving lying to the fbi second is mr manafort who is under indictment for bad acting prior to the twenty sixteen campaign bad acting with regard money laundering and other suspicious activities connected to ukraine and the third is the indictment of the russian firm concord and a russian kremlin insider prog osen and thirteen individuals troll stirs who are said to be in saint petersburg free different actions by the special counsel i begin with mr flynn andy very good evening to you general flynn pled guilty to the fbi we all know very well to guard to with regard to his conversations with kislyak the russian ambassador sanctions were mentioned or not mentioned and an interview in the white house on the twenty seventh of january following mr afloat general flynn taking the national security advisers role the information on friday if i read it correctly was that when you get the whole story of remarks by director komai former director comey and former deputy director mr mccabe about the fbi interview of general flynn one of the two interviewers was peter struck whose name comes up often in the cohen counterintelligence investigation that fbi and because of activities that he had with another member of the muller team at one point lisa page in any event what what you get from the full transcript he is that mr komi misremembered or misstated he is information about general flynn what about this.
"mr mueller" Discussed on KTTH 770AM
"They had these calls recorded four kislyak recorded them and then somehow they were leaked to to them but i don't think that's what happened i think they were surveilling michael flynn's phone calls and they did it with the fis a warrant and they got that fis a warrant based on research provided by the hillary clinton campaign that is always the question that i would open with with when i when i questioned muller i would always start with as you know mr mueller this entire investigation was funded by clinton and the dnc and engineered by the obama administration that's the dossier guys that's how they got this thing going so i would always say as you know mr mueller because this investigation was started with money from the clinton foundation and also ushered an and organized and pushed along by the obama administration comma and then whatever i ask after that it's all tainted by that because the entire investigation shouldn't be happening okay this is the way that the mike the new york times characterizes it mr flynn urge russia not to overreact to sanctions mr trump's aides publicly denied that sanctions were discussed in the phone call why did they deny that because flint told them and when questioned by the fbi i'm mr flynn denied it as well look at this phrase here according to this investigation in the call mister flynn urged russia not to overreact to sanctions okay so if that's what let's assume that that's what happened they ever recording of michael flynn on the phone with serge kislyak saying don't overreact to the sanctions sanctions that obama administration slapped on russia on the way out the door okay now he as we know there's nothing wrong with doing that you're allowed as the incoming national security advisor to call foreign diplomats and have conversations with him about foreign policy is nothing weird about that.
Tech stocks shine after Apple results as shares climb
"Than a week now taking a little bit of breathing down at tenths of one percent but important technical levels have been breached as the p five hundred futures for the mini down at tenths of one percent look the story around this possible subpoena for the us president from mr mueller that dented sentiment quite clearly we'll keep a close eye on that and also check in for you on the first world headlines from around the world here's yvonne man thank you apple shares jumped an extended trade after second quarter revenue rose sixteen percent on the year to more than sixty one billion dollars the company sold more than fifty two million iphones and announced a new one hundred billion dollars stock repurchase plan the tech giant also gave a bullish revenue forecast and highlighted a surging services business growing at a double digit number on a year over year basis and so with that kind of change in the installed days and with the services that we have now and others that we are working on i think this is just a huge opportunity special counsel robert muller is said to have raised the possibility of a subpoena for president trump us officials say the president's lawyers toll muller that trump has no obligation to talk to the investigation into alleged russian meddling in the election were told muller responded by saying he could issue a subpoena to how the president appeared before a grand jury facebook is rolling out a new dating feature that will help connect people who are not facebook friends the news sent shares plunging for tender and okay cupid owner match group ceo mark zuckerberg says he wants to help build real longterm relationships and not just hookups the facebook app but it's totally optional if you want you can make a dating profile and i know a lot of you have questions about this i want to be clear that we have designed this with privacy and safety in mind from the beginning your.
Rogue Prosecutor: President of the United States Cannot Be Indicted Whilst in Office
"The office of the presidency because this is a rogue prosecutor was investigating nothing you understand that he's investigating nothing there's no underlying crime when he got his appointment by the deputy attorney general deputy attorney general did not provide any basis for the appointment that is he didn't say here the criminal statutes i want you investigate because there aren't any i wanna make a point that i don't believe anybody else's made and this is very very important for the president for the president's lawyers in the nation the official position of the united states department of justice under a democrat administration and a republican administration was set out by the office of legal counsel that's the constitutional office within the department of justice in two memorandum and these memoranda say that present the united states cannot be indicted while he's in office cannot be indicted while he's in office so he can't be a criminal target president united states can't be a criminal target because he can't be indicted that's the official position of mr mueller's bosses over there at the department of justice that's number one number two i keep hearing but what if he's sakina to appear before the grand jury subpoenaed to appear before the grand jury will then you go to the federal judge and you say to the federal judge your honor my client can't be indicted that's the position of his bosses so why is he going in front of a federal grand jury while we need them as a witness a witness to what what criminal statute or what criminal violations do you think he was a witness to that he needs to testify to.
"mr mueller" Discussed on Channel 33
"Thanks to politicos stephen shepherd for that one also friday evening deputy fbi director andrew mccabe was fired trump taunted on twitter and mccabe said quote it was part of an effort to discredit me as a witness in the russia investigation to which everyone made the joke mccabe and mr mueller as a robert altman joke if it event of western wow right that's her methods xilin it's amazing how many people went there the mccabe and mrs biller was that popular and political twitter also in trump news and also for matthews island last week we were all waiting for people to be fired by black monday and the nfl except just could be anybody in government and it's kind of an amazing day josh dossey of the josh dos excuse me of the washington post tweeted out a message from a white house source quote something is going to happen today i just don't think anyone knows what it is and everyone noted those are almost the exact same lyrics of bob dylan's ballad of a thin man it will weird over we're twitter giles but this week's winner david news toys r us may go out of business swayed for it made everyone offer up the lame joke i guess we have to grow up now that's a reference to this beloved jingle the guy marrying twice george it i can play right did you know that jalil white was the star of some of those ads like i should have known that wheelhouse i had no idea yeah arguably jalil what's most important artistic achievement i think.
Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix describes "shadow" election tactics
"I'm shopping at total wine and more ap radio news i'm tim maguire the white house insists president trump is not out to fire special counsel robert muller may be saga megani has more the president's ramped up his attacks for the first time going after mother by name in a tweet and this morning calling the probes into russian election interference a total witch hunt with massive conflicts of interest what you guys have seen is some well established frustration presidents but a white house spokesman hogan gidley says the president is not looking to get rid of muller there are no conversations or discussions about removing mr mueller meantime the president has added a new lawyer to his legal team in the russia probe former federal prosecutor joseph degen of oh who has publicly talked about justice department efforts to frame the president with a falsely created crime saga megani at the white house britain's channel four arizona undercover video of in which kramer cambridge politica executives boast of swaying elections in africa and europe ceo alexander knicks is seen in the video saying the company has secretly recorded agents offering corrupt campaign financing deals to politicians and essent girls around the candidates house to create damaging videos cambridge analytica was suspended from facebook last friday after reportedly using some fifty million user profiles in a protrump manipulation campaign to people been injured another in another package bomb in austin texas this when police say set off by a twitter trip wire last night laura mcginnis who lives in the neighborhood where the latest bomb went off admits to being worried it immediately st no strike percents of hearing you but you have to stop and pause and be like okay i'm fine this hasn't affected me yet but it's so close to home and it's been such an ongoing problem here in austin that it just makes you wonder why why haven't we found this person yet two people were killed two others hurt in three previous bombings in which packages were left at the front doors of the homes this is a radio news uber stops at self driving car tests after one hits a woman in arizona police in the phoenix suburb of tempe arizona say uber self driving vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian overnight police say the vehicle was in autonomous mode with an operator behind the wheel when the woman walking outside of a crosswalk was hit.
"mr mueller" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"This whole idea that there's a deep state now you can take this too far that making the deep state of conspiracy john brennan obama's cia guy who has just been a big mouth throughout this he tweets an answer to the mccabe firing listen to what john brennan tweets he says when the full extent he's tweeting to trump and the full extent of your analogy moral turpitude and political corruption becomes known you will take your rightful place as a disgrace demagogue in the dustbin of history you may scape goat and mccabe but you will not destroy america america will triumph over you what's that hell is going on i guy got fired because he lied under oath and it had nothing to trump at to do what is that you know if you don't want people to be afraid of the deep state maybe don't make threats maybe deep state or shouldn't make threats against the president and un ambassador samantha form of obama's ambassador samantha power who unmasks all those people rights he's unmasked hundreds of people we have no idea why she tweets not a good idea to tick off john brennan they're threatening him the threatening the guy i mean the only the person the only person on the left who supports the second amendment the right to bear arms is a congressman democratic congressman from long island tom swazi who was asked what do we do what do we do donald trump doesn't know bay the law listen to his answer.
"mr mueller" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"The investigation has focused on formation i chose to share with a reporter through my public affairs office and a legal counselor this was leaked information he is quoted as a source not as andrew mccabe he says his deputy director i was one of only a few people who had the authority to do that it was not a secret it took place over several days and others including the director james komi were aware of the interaction with a reporter so he leaked to a reporter and james komi was aware of it the problem with that is that komi testified to the senate on the questioning from chuck grassley in may of last year he testified that that never happens so here's cut number five with james komi director komi have you ever been an anonymous source in news reports about matters relating to the trump investigation or the clinton investigation never question two really related have you ever authorized someone else at the fbi to be an anonymous source in news reports about the trump investigation or the clinton investigation no has any classified information relating to president trump or his association associates been declassified or and shared with the media not to my knowledge there have been a variety of leaks leaks are always a problem but especially in the last three to six months okay so so now so mccabe says i leaked yes but i have the right to leak if i want to and komi knew about it but there is testifying that no in fact he never condoned anything like that so somebody is maybe so and now trump is growing about that trump puts out a tweet wow watch komi lie under oath to senator grassley when asked up you've ever been in the nominee source or known someone else to be an anonymous source he said strongly never know he lied.
"mr mueller" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"Absolutely he was his his fingerprints are not on this no matter what chocked up chuck todd says he had nothing to do with this and it had it was about the hillary investigation it was not about the trump investigation but trump can't keep his mouth shut so he tweets andrew mccabe fired a great day for the hardworking men and women the fbi great day for democracy sanctimonious james comey was his boss and made mccabe look like a choirboy he knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest level of the fbi then he goes on and he trump links muller's collusion investigation to this he says the muller probe should never been started and that there was no collusion in there was no crime it was based on fraudulent activities and a fake dossier paid for by crooked hillary and the dnc and improperly used in pfizer court for surveillance of my campaign which all of which is true but has nothing to do with mccain's firing which had nothing to do with any of this and the special counsel shouldn't have been as i said at the time should not have been appointed there was no crime to investigate it as that is why you appoint a special counsel is to investigate a suspected crime and he really has not there is no suspected collusion even if it happened isn't that a crime there's no evidence of it okay but make is not about this at all but but again my whole point here is the absolute panic about trump and the big words it's friday nights slaughter it's war all these big ridiculous words that they use about trump just completely ignore the fact that this world into which trump stepped was a corrupt world that obama had rigged against him you know he has he has a gripe you may be a big mouth he may not say things in the right way all the time he may not know when to turn it off and went to turn on but he walked into a world of corruption and belligerence and bullying of the american people so mccabe puts out his statement right and he says here's the reality i am being singled out and treated this way because of the role i play the actions i took and the events i witnessed in the aftermath of the firing of james komi the.
"mr mueller" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"The whiteley white house has continued to say and continues to say they're not gonna fire modern miller's not going to get fired and that they're cooperating he didn't say the chuck todd assumes that they've stopped cooperating with the muller investigation there's no evidence of that that i know of nobody said anything in any responsible news outlet and just to show these not an isolated incident i also just have to play this hilarious clip from cnn's washington presidential historian douglas brinkley so it's not that he gets a little overwrought about this listen to them is there any comparison to nixon saturday night massacre yeah i mean this'll be known as the friday nights slaughter you know this was i that jeff sessions has released something to form the public what this is done in an kind of cloak of secrecy late at night in a bazaar fashion the fact that he was about to have his pension and they couldn't let it go it's something very cruel and sad that's occurred tonight and i think our country now hopefully is going to wake up i mean donald trump is struggling for his life he is paranoid he felt that mccabe is was too close to call me and he decided to get rid of anybody in anything and that's standing in his way of kind of survival mode right now but i think we can say tonight that the trump white house is at war with our fbi the war is still on i mean really trump should be paying these guys rent because he's living in their head now let's take the other side of this to be fair donald trump should've kept his mouth shut over this because he got what he wanted it was.
"mr mueller" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"Be just sits another exciting adventure of the fbi this we're talking about andrew mccabe andrew mccabe is the deputy fbi director he was the deputy fbi director and trump has been hammering him forever because you know he's he was part of the investigation into trump collusion and all this but it became wife jill received something like six hundred seventy five thousand dollars in donations for her virginia state senate campaign as a democrat from a pack run by terry mcauliffe arts various organizations run by terry mcauliffe a big clinton pal so mccabe retired saying okay i'm getting out of here but i want my pension and then he was fired over the weekend by jeff sessions which doesn't mean he loses his pension by the way it means he he loses the chance to get his pension early so he loses kind of pension bonuses i think there will still be a pension for him when he's older he's only fifty so okay so the doj inspector general michael horowitz this is what happened let's let's just do the facts i okay so so you can understand what this was like in fact before i do that let's talk about shaving because i want to be able to say all this one point together so let's pause for just a minute and talk about shaving now you only have to look at me to realize you're talking to an expert about shaving i mean my shaving takes me about three hours in the morning to shave so much it's an enormous head and i gotta shave every every step of it so long before dollar shave club became a sponsor i was a subscriber to dollarshaveclub because i didn't want to go and get kinda mediocre disposable blades at want to open up the thing in the drugstore and have the alarm go off all the time dollar shave club they just send it to you send to you these.
"mr mueller" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"Doors what comes before it's as if trump you know with all his flaws and his good things things he does are good and sometimes the things he says are a really annoying he interest grow up out of the ground he didn't just spread up because people were sitting around going so you know i like living longer and having science but i really need to become tribal i wanna go i just you know like hillary clinton was saying you know you just want to you don't like blacks and you don't like women you know you don't like anybody you just want to go i just want trump i hate everybody else but trump as if as if there were not not just the eight years of the obama administration but really forty years of this reluctant this tirade against everything you hold dear telling you that if you believed in the constitution it was because you believed in slaveholders who wrote the constitution you must be racist telling you america is racist telling you patriotism is jingoism it's the same thing telling you that if you thought gee you like women who act like women more than you like women who act like men oh my god what a terrible thing if women are different than men you're fired i'm sorry you cannot say that women are different than men if you have religious philosophical objections to homosexuality you should be driven out of business years of this stuff years of being silenced and told you're no good what did they think was going to happen did they think you were never going to answer back did they think he was just going to sit there and let them step on your neck for ever you know like in one thousand nine hundred four picture of boot stomping on human face rivet that's not the way it works in america you know and i think the whole point about trump is trump is a reaction he's an answer he's response to this smugness of.
"mr mueller" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"Already low rates the only way for my listeners with good credit to get the special interest rate discount is to light stream dot com slash andrew that's light stream dot com slash andrew l i g h t s t r e a m dot com slash andrew obviously subject to credit approval rate includes point fifty percent auto pay discount available only when you select autopay prior to loan funding terms and conditions apply offers a subject to change without notice visit light stream dot com for important information about limits on light stream loans and same day funding so all these books are coming out now i mean it's just a spate of books as they say about the state of the west you know i reading a jonah goldberg book the suicide of the west even pinkers book i'm also reading enlightenment now and all these the all have this kind of trump terror they're invested with trump there there's not to comment on the quality of the books these are all really good writers but they have this idea that suddenly things were going great and the science was making life better and all that is true by the way science is making life better people live longer poverty is down people when you live past a certain age or health tends to be better because we know more about nutrition and exercise medical care is all these really are great the world is a piece in has been at peace for quite some time you know there's not major wars breaking out all of this is good and somehow the threat to this is the people who went out and voted for donald trump they're going back into the tribal past it'd been beating drums how you know how you are you trump voters you paint your faces and then you go out and beat your drums and do human sacrifices stopped doing that you know stop date it's annoying the neighbors but you know the the whole problem with this and i had this whenever i'm sitting with my liberal friends relatives i get into this argument all the time and they think i'm just picking on barack obama but i'm not the whole problem with this zooming.
"mr mueller" Discussed on WSB-AM
"And or snow high around forty two emmolo ron twenty eight thirty nine degrees on peachtree at thirty 438 i'm chris camp news 955 and am 750 wsb depend on it we rejoin sean hannity in progress sean hannity on hannity brought to you on wsb live renters warehouse healer and he is mr mueller's deputy under i made when prosecution met with this is that guy behind it listen remember he was accused of making up laws that don't exist he was accused of holding exculpatory evidence in the case of those poor meryl guys that ended up going to jail for almost a year and it turns out they did nothing and the supreme court scorched him 920 as did the fifth circuit court of appeals according to also now have been we now have an email showing that he was praising a government officials for breaking the rules and standing against president trump's enforcement of the rule of law so this guy doesn't want to follow the rules he admits it in the email you' when a job you cannot have political partisans and this is but my point from the beginning and i had no idea how right i was and that is why is muller appointing people that only donate to obama clinton and the dnc you know why did he pick somebody like weissman with his atrocious record and then we find out eight picks peter struck and peter struck girlfriend and they have a pro hillary antitrump bias and then you've got this guy praising sally yates and one has to ask how politicized the criminal justice system is if these are the people that muller has appointed and if they were not driven politically and ideologically from the getgo were afraid that the state is running our government and when we were confident ernie special catholic then he kcp so from the fbi the top echelon the fbi and the justice department and uh they don't believe in what's the president's trying to accomplish and i have a right to belief that as a us to the sense of what they're not allowed to bring those used their job they're supposed to enforce the rule of law in a neutral way and they've demonstrated through these emails they're not willing to do that tracing lawlessness attacking president trump wise running for office while praising hillary clinton in the case for your struck while he's supposed to be investigating her this is try.