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House says it needs Don McGahn's testimony for Senate trial and because Trump could face more articles of impeachment
"Tonight House Democrats saying they're open to impeaching president president trump again. The House counsel pushing for testimony from former White House Attorney Don mcgann in federal court in federal court filing today arguing. His testimony is critical article as it could lead to new new articles of impeachment. This comes as the justice. Department is arguing. The court should stay out of the fight as impeachment is already going on Shimon Peres out front with with with much more on this first. All folks are going to a second impeachment. Are you serious but what is this all about. It's really about precedent for Congress. This is all about being able to get information formation that they believe they are entitled to and in fact some federal judges and this is why this is now in the appeals process have cited with Congress Saying saying that the president is not immune from the scrutiny. That members of Congress have put him now that he's under now because of the investigations In Congress so there are two things going on here and the first thing is is that the judiciary committee which has been looking into the entire Russian investigation the also the obstruction of justice. The extension of the Muller Investigation. They still want the Don mcgann testimony and they still Don mcgann to come in and testify. Obviously for Don mcgann He doesn't they WANNA do that. He's waiting to hear how the courts ultimately decide. But what makes him so important. He was one of the most prominent witnesses in the entire Muller investigation certainly certainly as a related to the obstruction issue. He spent thirty hours with Muller. There's a lot of information that you think that he can provide the other thing is that they want this information because they they say that it could help them in their process certainly in their impeachment because of the they say this shows that the president his past in previous interaction certainly when it comes to influence from foreign countries and also the obstruction issue. And so they're saying they need this information to all now. Obviously in the Appeals Court We'll see they do say as you point out that. Listen if there's information that they can get Regarding began that they can use That could potentially can lead to more Articles of impeachment. They would do that politically. I don't know if that's going to happen. But certainly the lawyers for the for. Congress are suggesting that that that could possibly happen to see you. Thank you so much all right. Everyone's back with me Corey. You've got I mean I don't know Carr Heads GonNa idea idea like more articles of impeachment coming forward but before that happens. What do you think of this that? The House has the need mcgann's testimony because it could lead the new information that could lead to more articles of impeachment. I really look. I think we absolutely need another article of impeachment on obstruction of justice. Mr Muller outlined ten instances the report of obstruction of justice. And the only reason why he didn't file criminal charges against the president is because they're a department of Justice memos that say were wrongly in my opinion that you can't indict diet sitting president but Hamilton and others who supported that idea of immunity. It was a controversial idea. Even at the founding people disagreed with it his point was that the reason for the immunity eighty is that impeachment has to come first that it's a constitutional obligation to remove criminal president so that he or she then can be tried after removed from office and the assumption was of course. That
House Democrats Announce Articles of Impeachment
"The House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President trump including abuse of power. Judiciary Committee Chair jerrold Nadler made the announcement is an impeachable offense for the president. Is it into exercise the powers of his public office to obtain an improper personal benefit while ignoring or in injuring during the national interest. That is exactly what President Trump did when he solicited and pressured Ukraine to interfere in our two thousand twenty presidential election thus damaging our national security undermining the integrity of the next election and violating his oath to the American people the second article relates to obstruction of Congress. Democrats alleged president trump prevented at least nine officials goals from testifying and blocked the federal government from sharing documents with lawmakers joining me. Now Is Wall Street Journal reporter Chaban Hughes Chevron what can you tell us about. Democrats strategy in narrowing down to two articles of impeachment against the President and Democrats had a couple of big goals. They wanted to keep their caucus together and they wanted to present a case to the American people that was clear and muddled both of those goals. Help explain why. Democrats limited their articles of impeachment only to focus on obstruction of congress and abuse of power. For what was left out was a charge of obstruction of justice and what's significant about that is obstruction of justice. Is the charge that would have covered did donald trump's actions as detailed and special counsel Robert Muller's report and that report. Mr Muller painted a picture of a president who obstructed justice on at least five occasions according to an analysis by Democrats and others that includes trying to get then White House is counsel Don mcgann to force Robert Mueller out of office to basically take him off of the probe and then in other cases to try to get Mr Muller to narrow his probe that focused only on future meddling and what happened in twenty sixteen for a lot of Democrats especially the thirty one democrats in the district's but Donald Trump won. That would have been a bridge too far it would have been a stretch. Some of those Democrats had said the only reason they were willing to vote for articles. Live impeachment this time with because of the Ukraine probe. Not because of anything that had happened before. And then and that's he Pelosi wanted to keep her caucus together. I'm glad you mentioned that. Because of course this impeachment inquiry is proceeding against the backdrop of heading into the two thousand twenty elections. And I'm curious how much that plays into to the calculus here in terms of which articles to seek and how for Democrats are willing to go here. Democrats have publicly stated that their their motivations are not at all political that they're acting out of a desire to really stand up for the constitution. But it's pretty clear that electoral L. Politics are certainly in the backdrop and that it does help. Democrats limit their risk by focusing only on two articles of impeachment. uh-huh it inoculate them from charges. That Democrats are broadly negative against Mr Trump and are willing to throw an entire book. Look at him without thoughtfulness consideration. Chaban as we look forward to potentially seeing this on the House floor. How might those electoral politics play out out there? Well in a couple of ways most prominently. The politics will play out in terms of the number of votes that has democrats amass. Nancy Pelosi has a reputation for never bringing something to the floor. That won't pass. She said unless you're passing legislation or resolutions. All you're doing is having a conversation but there is still the risk that some of those thirty one democrats could break with her. So what we are watching for are the numbers of Democrats who ended up defecting and then both parties have been saying that the Senate is unlikely to impeach the president we would need a two-thirds majority they're exactly and Republicans have fifty three votes in the Senate compared with forty seven for Democrats. So what this means is a full twenty. Twenty Republicans would have to side with Democrats and vote to convict the president which is why that seems unlikely. Now Democratic senator. Chris Murphy gave a very very interesting interview last week in which he said he thought as many as five Republicans might side with Democrats and vote in favor of conviction so that would show a party. Hardy rift that would be significant but clearly a far cry from the numbers needed for a conviction. If President Trump Wall Street Journal reporter show Von Hughes keeping keeping us up to date on all the impeachment proceedings
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 muller" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Bob Muller stated this is nothing new this again has been out for a while. It was actually written in the report. I mean, a lot of people are saying that this was some kind of a new revelation from Moscow this week. No, it was actually written into the report. We talked about if then but Bill. He does contradict what it does contradict, what bar was saying the attorney general when he said that Muller said that, that wasn't an issue. And mother says it wasn't issue. So at least with setting the record straight with regard to what attorney general bar has been saying. Well, and that's Mr Miller. He made it to do his press conference this discussion about it. But also, it's very clear that Bill bar and rod Rosenstein, basically, mostly that they did not take that into account when they took the information from Muller, who, by the way, punted only prosecutorial decision. He sent it back and said, we're not gonna make a decision based on the evidence that they had found when we look at this again, the frustration point is, is the report has been out Mr. Muller decided he wanted to end his time and resign and go back into private lot. He did so by going up in restating points that he picked from the report that he wanted to do on Wednesday. Look, I respect him. He needs to go back to public life. That's what he wants to do. That's fine. But when we look at this report, there's also many things that were left unanswered, all where it started how they got the information while they only pick and choose a little bit of the dossier to actually disprove, but yet not talk about the other issues around this. Like, when did they stop and find they no collusion, actually existed? When did they continue on with this continuation of looking into the president? This is a continuation of a discussion to happen Wednesday that should have ended with report he now should be ended in. Now, actually, I believe Bill bars ride. How did we get to this point to start with this is the critical point that we've had two years of basic terminal calls by a cabal started at the FBI? We're now actually getting a chance to look into. All right. I promise. I'm going to get to that in a moment, but you just raised a lot of questions that Robert Mueller could answer in the past, you have said that you would like him to testify before the committee he made it clear this week he has no interest in doing. So would you support a vote by Democrats on your committee, the House Judiciary committee to subpoena Robert Muller's, so they can out their questions and you can ask your questions? Well, that'll be an interesting question for chairman Nadler, because this year is shown that he is willing to Spain anything that moves, and it's amazing that he's not talking about that with Robert Muller. I don't believe he really wants to talk to Robert Muller, because it's better for him to continue a narrative that Robert Muller said things imply things that he's trying to imply the American people is impeachment. I was one of the first Republicans, it said publicly allow John Ratcliffe, and others. It said we would like to talk Robert Muller, because we do have questions, I believe it's a twofold process, I believe chairman, Nadler, lives to continue the innuendo, and in that has been placed and then also at the same point Robert Muller doesn't want to testify before congress because he's going to get real questions about how the investigation was done where it started how it became while they sort of pick and choose. It's things in the report how this actually got going. So I think it's a two way street here. Let's see what chairman Nadler does. He's got he's, he's been obsessed with subpoenas since he became German. Let's see what he does now. Okay, let's get to the question. You are raising attorney general bar has indicated that he is now launched an investigation into the origins of the Russia, probe. What is the single biggest question that you have that you would hope that this investigation would answer? One is taking into account. The what we've already seen is a pattern seemed to be developed by what I've called a corrupt cabal with struck with page with Komi with Baker with McKay. That seemed to be at the picture in the center of everything going on from the mid year investigation. The Clinton Email investigation that moved into the rush investigation, the information that was given to the court, the information with dossier, that was if Mr. call me later said, was salacious and unverified. But yet, he verified that it was accurate one before this court, these are the kind of things that you look at it should concern, every American, not just Republican democrat or independent this, you consume every American that you had a group at the department of Justice and FBI, not the whole Brock, but a cabal that was saying, we don't like Donald Trump. We don't want to see him president. They even said in text message, we'll have an insurance policy. They were going around about way to say, we're going to take it into our own hands Vichy, concern, everybody when you use a court such the court, which is a secret court, which is one in which they have seeming, Lincoln ni- us all the. Evidence that they could have done. I got I got congressman excuse me. I got less than a minute. I wanna ask you one last question. And this goes to the origins of the investigation, James Comey says, look that they had information by July at twenty sixteen that.
Mueller: DOJ policy says we can't charge a president
"We are looking at the words of this past day by Robert Mueller the special prosecutor in the Russia probe. And he has, of course, in those comments made clear that in his view he could not charge the president because of department of Justice regulations that prevent a sitting president for being indicted, therefore, Muller, said those actions were not pursued the opinion says that the constitution requires a process other than the criminal Justice system to formally accuse a sitting president of wrongdoing. N beyond department policy. We were guided by principles of fairness. It would be unfair to potentially. It would be unfair to potentially accuse somebody of crime, when there can be no court resolution of the actual charge. And of course, that is being read as a sign that Muller is saying, I can't take action, but congress certainly can, and therefore, the obvious inference that they should let's talk some more about this tonight with your calls at one eight six six five O, JIMBO one eight six six five five four six two six and with breads Samuels reporter for the hill dot com, the definitive voice of what takes place on Capitol Hill of the nation's capital. Brett good evening. Good to have you aboard. Thanks for me on Jim. Absolutely. I it certainly does sound very much as though Muller is saying that congress should he didn't use those exact words. But it's it was thing to, to note that he would on to say that this was it that he should. His report and he held this public statement this past that's it. He says that he does not wish to testify on, on Capitol Hill. I'm wondering which. People are telling you that there will be subpoena issued for Muller, and that he will be told to show up or else. Yeah. You know, that's something that Democrats and specifically a couple of the committee chairman, Jerry, Nadler, and Adam Schiff in particular, you know, they'll have to kinda way moving forward. You know, whether it's worth it to subpoena, rather Muller, whether it's worth it. Eventually get into, you know, some kind of extended legal battle over that at the special counsel, really adamant that he doesn't wanna show up, but they also have to consider, you know, rather more said today that the report is his testimony, essentially, so he's made it pretty clear that even if he were to be called in front of lawmakers. I think he would be pretty careful to kind of stick to what is in his report. What's already out there publicly? So, you know, Democrats have to really way before they would go as far as the peanut, you know how much they would benefit or how much they would gain from from doing that with a special counsel. There is such an outcry among some Democrats on Capitol Hill for impeachment that you have to wonder if this should be taken this, the, the stated reluctance of speaker Pelosi to proceed. Of course. She's the speaker speakers have considerable power, you have to wonder if in fact, this goes beyond the issue of impeachment itself and goes to the issue of. The extent to which the speaker is in control of the democratic caucus. Do you foresee in the next year and a half or so a challenge to speaker Pelosi and her leadership position? I wouldn't go that far, you know, based on what we've seen two point, I think, to the other point, you know, the opposite point this is actually she seems commanded a lot of respect from even some of those who are skeptical Milton comes to mind, people who have praised are essentially for kind of job, she's done in sort of keeping the troops in order, you know, balancing, those who are really clamoring for impeachment, along with those who are gonna adamant that, that's not the route to go down some both kind of the Safar farther, left wing of the party, and the more centrist wing of the party DC's dose, far, you know, kept everyone relatively happy and in, in line. So, you know, we'll see if that changes, I guess, but so far, she seems to really say you what eight six six five O, JIMBO our number one eight six six five, oh, five four six two six the next year and a half proceed. It's going to be very interesting to see the extent. Which in fact, Democrats, either on Capitol Hill, or in the General Electric are dominated by their left wing, or by those who are more in the center of the, the party's thinking. Here's a call from Andy in Butler, Pennsylvania. You're on the Jim Bohannon show with Brett Samuels of the hill dot com. Hello, andy. Hello, Mr. Bohannon. How are you tonight? Thank you. I'll try thank you. I'll try to be quick. First of all, Mr. Molly said he didn't believe he could bring charges against the Justice Department's policy but not only did not bring charges. He didn't even recommend charges. Okay. And I get the feeling was somewhere along the idea was, it's not positition to bring charges against the setting president. And as far as I know that's not justices call to make supreme court call to make if you felt there should have been charges I think he should have bought them. Let the supreme court decide if it can go forward or not, that's their job. But moreover, we waited two years for this, and we got pulled by the Democrats whole time, we gotta wait for the mall report the mall report and the mall report come out what Mr. Muller said was high congress. This is your job to do funny. Democrats didn't know it was their job to do it. Two years ago, it took them two years to figure out what their job was. Anyway, it points that, that you do bring up Andy. I must say that other than than what has been department of Justice policy. I think that the Andy has a point bread Samuels in that the issue of what is or is not constitutional is up to the supreme court. It may be a view of the Justice department. The constitution requires a process other than criminal Justice to formally accuse sitting president of wrongdoing. But again, clearly if Mr. Ballard have felt distressingly enough about it. He could have since he obviously is not there at the Justice department for his career. That is to say did his job as special counsel and he's gone. Now, he just say policy be damned proceeded and let the supreme court sorted out that would have been an option. I would think yeah. I think we've seen some arguments made from people who. Have liked to seen him bring charges, you know, essentially point out that issue hasn't really been decided by the courts, you know, there hasn't been a case that has gone to the top over whether a sitting president can actually be charged. So I think there are some people who think, you know, these point that he should, you know, if he felt that the president, we're guilty in this matter. He should've brought charges and allowed that to play out in the courts from there. But then some people would have liked to see and do that. But obviously, he, he chose centrally follow the DOJ guideline. And that is his reasoning. One eight six six five O JIMBO, we have Vanessa who calls in from Vernon Connecticut. Hello vanessa. Hi, I'm worried about this situation. I remember when Obama classified the elections as critical infrastructure putting them under the potential control of the and control. I mean, it wasn't as though they were going to determine who won. I mean we. Let me explain. Could I finish? My statement. Yes, what happened is today, fuller is chess player, the noblest play chess. And this is another in which they cleared that our elections are under the attack by countries and the government will take them over the last election was conducted by the military Joseph Francis done for chairman of the joint. I have no idea. What you're talking about in terms of elections conducted by the military, but for Pete's sakes. Come on. That's not even worthy of comment. The elections in this country are not being run by the military or anything else, and the notion that our elections are critical infrastructure. They are and should there be additional protections to safeguard them. Yes, there certainly should be that doesn't mean anybody's being put in charge of anything in some kind of, of vast conspiracy.
"mr muller" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Mr. Muller. Told us. What we need to hear today. It's very important to be clear on what he told us as for the Trump White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders says they consider it case closed. Mark Remillard, ABC news. And you're listening to WBZ news. I spoke little bit earlier today with WBZ TV political analyst, John Keller. He says it's true. We heard nothing new from Bob Muller, but his words today have a greater impact everything he said today is already in many cases long since a matter of public record, but by putting it in his own mouth on live nationwide TV and by in no uncertain terms, reiterating the points we just discussed that they, they would have said. So if the president were cleared that he wasn't charged because it was not an option to charge him. I, I mean, the immediate impact here is, I think it adds a dose of rocket fuel to the calls for the impeachment process to begin rocket fuel for the impeachment process to be. Again from John Keller there, our coverage throughout the day, keep it on WBZ NewsRadio. If you have to leave the radio, don't worry take us with you on your smartphone. And of course, on your Alexa device, you say Alexa, please play definitely visi, NewsRadio an iheartradio win resorts rights chat for thirty five and a half million dollars to the state of Massachusetts. It's one big expensive apology the state gaming commission. Find win for failing to disclose that there were multiple women accusing the former founder, Steve Wynn of sexual misconduct win denied that. But step down CEO, the payment means win is not going to appeal the penalty with a start date of opening its encore casino in Everett on June twenty third Massachusetts could be the first in non-casino sports betting, but they need more than lady lock. They need lawmakers to sign off WBZ's James Rowe, Haas, covering a public hearing at the state house. Those who support the state regulation of. Sports betting are looking at the potential revenue that can be brought.
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 muller" Discussed on KTRH
"Vortex. Turns deadly for some in the mid west the yellow NewsRadio seven forty KTAR h. look at this. Reuters US special counsel Robert Muller's office said today that self proclaimed hackers in Russia stole evidence in an attempt to tarnish its investigation of a firm charged with funding a Russian propaganda campaign date new fear in the twenty sixteen US election. Prosecutors sitting in a court filing in Washington that a Twitter handle called at hacking Redstone came online last October twenty two to brag they did it hacked some of the evidence. In the case, we've got access to the special counsel probe database as we hack Russian server with info from the Russian troll case unquote, the court document, quoted the Twitter poster saying. In February two thousand eighteen Butler indicted, thirteen Russian sin three Russian companies with allegations of tampering two thousand sixteen support then Republican candidate Donald Trump and all thirty four people played, you know, this is amazing. Thirty four people have pled guilty been indicted or otherwise swept up to the broader inquiry. This reuters. Ladies and gentlemen. This is the kind of reporting that is absolutely disgraceful. Thirty four people have pleaded guilty been indicted or otherwise swept into the broader inquiry. None of them having anything to do with colluding with Russia. None of them. Nothing. Zippo NADA zero. Kaput poof. The companies named in the indictment included the internet research agency known Fritsch trolling on social media. Concord management consulting LLC, which is said to have provided financial backing for the operation and concord catering. The Twitter account link to an online file, whatever. But anyway, they start mocking Muller. Taunting him. Enjoy the reading it said. The data that appeared on line was altered and disseminated as part of a disinformation campaign aimed apparently discrediting ongoing investigations. In Russian interference in the US political system. Prosecutors right now look. Some of us are all Cold War warriors. And we have a great deal of concern about Putin. His ambitions. They're quite obvious. He wants to rebuild Russia. He's angry about what happened to Russia that is the old Soviet Union. And so the leash these cyber war activities. And they are to be fought. And I wish Obama d-actually fought them in two thousand sixteen and Clapper all those clowns Brennan. I wish they'd done something effective about it. But they didn't. I wish the FBI that Mr. Muller used to run. Had competent people to senior levels or busy chasing each other in underwear. Or? Weren't busy chasing the would be soon to be president of the United States and actually dealt with the Russians. But they did at least not effectively. Now, Mr. Mueller says here that these Russians. Are trying to create hostility towards investigation pretty much. I'm paraphrasing. Says here let me find the the language. Zillion pieces of paper here. One second. Please. Hey, buddy. Jess sing your favourite show tunes. Let's see here trying to discredit ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the US political system. I would say to Mr. Muller, maybe they're trying but you've done a damn good job on your own. I will tell you that. You've done a damn good job on your on your own on the same day, a journalist contact in Muller's office to report receiving a Twitter message from someone who said they had hacked a Russian legal firm, and that that had received the evidence from concord US based law firm Reed Smith, the illicit activity outlined by prosecutors illustrates the concerns of US Intel officials about continuing efforts by Russia to interfere in US politics. The FBI is found no evidence. The US servers were compromised, and the IP address the count used to publish the materials originated in Russia. Prosecutors said. What what what is it that they want the court to do? What is it that they want the court to do? I don't know. You got a criminal investigation. And yet you have. Russian. It's not espionage activities per se. But cyber warfare activities. And you see the bottom line is Muller is utterly incapable to do anything about he runs in the court. But they're not in the United States there in Russia. You should have never been handled in a criminal environment. But that's what they do. There's some irony to it, really. But I won't get into that. Ammos, you've heard of Rama's haven't you? He's a Univision. He is a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico. He votes in both federal elections. I think that should be outlawed by the way. I think that should be outlawed. If you're a dual citizen, you don't get the vote in this country. That's my view. I'm sick and tired of the debasement of citizenship. And the debasement of the franchise. And that's what's going on in this country. So the Univision anchor Domino's said on Tuesday that a border wall will not prevent illegal immigrants and drugs from entering the United States from Breitbart, no matter how much you might want to seal the border between Mexico and the United States had simply not possible, you might temporarily stopped lane complicate or hinder the flow of immigrants and drugs from south to north, but nothing will ever stop it entirely. He said. Though, it may upset some politicians who spent years making false promises. This is the reality of the situation. Now, the reality of the situation is we have jerks like you. Who have allegiance to another country in our country. With dole citizenship. Anchoring for Univision. Spreading your propaganda. Rama's who has said that the United States has a responsibility to Central American immigrants. Why is that? Said that if there's anything immigrants are known for its further innovative thinking is he liked the the president of would be immigrant. How does he know? It's like any other group of human beings. Some are good. Some are bad summer smarts. Dumber stupid, some are physically appealing summer physically grotesque summer rocket scientists some can't find their what from what? When they come to a wall. They simply go around it or over it or they find a ladder to climate or dig a tunnel underneath. Are they arrived by plane and overstay their visas walls, by themselves are pretty useless. So he's arguing against having any border. Tell me. Is that the position of the countries in central and South America is that the position of Bolivia and Honduras? And I'll Salvator is that their position. No. Is that the position of of all these other countries in the third world? No that's not their position. They fight to maintain their borders to protect their borders. But America, you see can be walked through walked on walking around doesn't matter..
"mr muller" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Those clowns Brennan. I wish they'd done something effective about it. But they didn't. I wish the FBI that Mr. Muller used to run. Had competent people to senior levels weren't busy chasing each other. In underwear? Or weren't busy chasing. He would be soon to be president of the United States and actually dealt with the Russians. But they did at least not effectively. Now, Mr. Mueller says here that these Russians. Are trying to create hostility towards investigation pretty much. I'm paraphrasing. Says here. Let me find the language zillion pieces of paper here. One second. Please. Everybody sing your favourite show. Tune. Let's see here trying to discredit ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the US political system. I would say this to Mr. Muller, maybe they're trying but you've done a damn good job on your own. I will tell you that. You've done a damn good job on your on your on your own on the same day at journalists. Contact in office to report receiving a Twitter message from someone who said they had hacked a Russian legal firm, and that that had received the evidence from concord US based law firm Reed Smith, the illicit activity outlined by prosecutors illustrates the concerns of US Intel officials about continuing efforts by Russia to interfere in US politics. The FBI's found no evidence the US servers were compromised and the IP address the account used to publish the materials originated in Russia. Prosecutors said. What what what is it that they want the court to do? What is it that they want the court to do? I don't know. You got a criminal investigation. And yet you have. Russian. It's not espionage activities per se. But cyber warfare activities. And you see the bottom line is Muller is utterly incapable to do anything about he runs in the court. But they're not in the United States there in Russia. You should have never been handled in a criminal environment. But that's what they do. There's some irony to it, really. But I won't get into that. Ammos, you've heard of Rama's haven't you? He's a Univision. He is a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico. He votes and. Both federal elections. I think that should be outlawed by the way. I think that should be outlawed if you're a dual citizen, you don't get the vote in this country. That's my view. I'm sick and tired of the debasement of citizenship. And the debasement of the franchise. And that's what's going on in this country. So the Univision anchor Ramos said on Tuesday that a border wall will not prevent illegal immigrants and drugs from entering the United States. If from Breitbart, no matter how much you might want to seal the border between Mexico and the United States had simply not possible, you might temporarily stopped lay complicate or hinder the flow of immigrants and drugs from south north, but nothing will ever stop it entirely. He said. It may upset some politicians who spent years making false promises. This is the reality of the situation. Now, the reality of the situation is we have jerks like you. Who have allegiance to another country in our country. With dole citizenship. Anchoring for Univision. Spreading your propaganda. Ramos who has said that the United States has a responsibility to Central American immigrants. Why is that? Said that if there's anything immigrants are known for its further innovative thinking is he liked the the president of would be immigrant. How does he know? It's like any other group of human beings. Some are good. Some are bad summer smarts. Dumber stupid, some are physically appealing some physically grotesque summer rocket scientists some can't find their wet from a what? When they come to a wall. They simply go around it or over it or they find a ladder to climate or dig a tunnel underneath. Are they arrived by plane and overstay their visas walls, by themselves are pretty useless. So he's arguing against having any border. Tell me. Is that the position of the countries in central and South America is that the position of Bolivia and Honduras? And I'll Salvator is that their position. No. Is that the position of of all these other countries in the third world? No that's not their position. They fight to maintain their borders to protect their borders. But America, you see can be walked through walked on walking around doesn't matter..
"mr muller" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM
"Well, look at this. Reuters US special counsel Robert Muller's office said today that self-proclaimed hackers in Russia stole evidence in an attempt to tarnish its investigation of a firm charged with funding a Russian propaganda campaign date new fear in the twenty sixteen US election. Prosecutors said in a court filing Washington that a Twitter handle called at hacking Redstone came online last October twenty to brag that it had hacked some of the evidence. In the case, we've got access to the special counsel Muller's probe database as we hack Russian server with info from the Russian troll case unquote, the court document, quoted the Twitter poster saying. In February two thousand eighteen Butler, indicted, thirteen Russians said three Russian companies with allegations of tampering in two thousand sixteen support then Republican candidate Donald Trump and all thirty four people have played, you know, this is amazing. Thirty four people have pled guilty been indicted or otherwise swept up in the broader inquiry. This reuters. Ladies and gentlemen. This is the kind of reporting that is absolutely disgraceful. Thirty four people have pleaded guilty been indicted or otherwise swept into the broader inquiry. None of them having anything to do with colluding with Russia. None of them. Nothing. Zippo NADA zero. Kaput poof. The companies named in the indictment included the internet research agency known for its trolling on social media. Concord management consulting LLC, which is said to provide financial backing for the operation and concord catering. The Twitter account link to an online file, whatever. But anyway, they start mocking Muller. Taunting him. Enjoy the reading it said. The data that appeared on line was altered and disseminated as part of a disinformation campaign aimed apparently discrediting ongoing investigations. In Russian interference in the US political system. Prosecutors right now look. Some of us are all Cold War warriors. And we have a great deal of concern about Putin. His ambitions. They're quite obvious. He wants to rebuild Russia. He's angry about what happened to Russia that is the old Soviet Union. And so they unleash these cyber war activities, and they are to be fought. And I wish Obama had actually fought them in two thousand sixteen and Clapper all those clowns Brennan. I wish they'd done something effective about it. But they didn't. I wish the FBI that Mr. Muller used to run. Had competent people at the senior levels weren't busy chasing each other in underwear. Or? Weren't busy chasing. He would be soon to be president of the United States and actually dealt with the Russians. But they did at least not effectively. Now, Mr. Muller says here that these Russians. Are trying to create hostility towards investigation pretty much. I'm paraphrasing. Says here let me find the the language zillion pieces of paper here. One second. Please. Hey, buddy, chess senior favourite show. Tune. Let's see here trying to discredit ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the US political system. I would say this to Mr. Muller, maybe they're trying but you've done a damn good job on your own. I will tell you that. You've done a Dan good job on your you're on your own on the same day, a journalist contacted Muller's office to report receiving a Twitter message from someone who said they had hacked a Russian legal firm, and that that that had received the evidence from concord US based law firm Reed Smith, the illicit activity outlined by prosecutors, Ella straights. The concerns of US Intel officials about continuing efforts by Russia to interfere in US politics. The FBI's found no evidence the US servers were compromised, and the IP address the count used to publish the materials originated in Russia. Prosecutors said. What what is it that they want the court to do? What is it that they want the court to do? I don't know. Got a criminal investigation. And yet you have. Russian. It's not espionage activities per se. But cyber warfare activities. And you see the bottom line is Muller is utterly incapable of doing anything about he runs in the court, but they're not in the United States in Russia. You should have never been handled in a criminal environment. But that's what they do. There's some irony to it, really. But I won't get into that. What had I most you've heard a horror haven't you? He's a Univision. He is a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico. He votes in both federal elections. I think that should be outlawed by the way. I think that should be outlawed if you're a dual citizen, you don't get the vote in this country. That's my view. I'm sick and tired of the debasement of citizenship. And the debasement of the franchise. And that's what's going on in this country. So the Univision anchor ammos said on Tuesday that a border wall will not prevent illegal immigrants and drugs from entering the United States. If from Breitbart, no matter how much you might want to seal the border between Mexico and the United States had simply not possible he might temporarily stopped lane complicate or hinder the flow of immigrants and drugs from south north, but nothing will ever stop it entirely. He said. Though, it may upset some politicians who spent years making false promises. This is the reality of the situation. Now, the reality of the situation is we have jerks like you. Who have allegiance to another country in our country. With dole citizenship. Anchoring for Univision. Spreading your propaganda. Ramos who has said that the United States has a responsibility to Central American immigrants. Why is that? Said that if there's anything immigrants are known for its further innovative thinking is he liked the the president of would be immigrant. How does he know? It's like any other group of human beings. Some are good. Some are bad summer smarts. Dumber stupid, some are physically appealing some physically grotesque, some rocket scientists some can't find their what from a what? When they come to a wall. They simply go around it or over it or they find a ladder to climate or dig a tunnel underneath or they arrived by plane and overstay their visas walls, by themselves are pretty useless. So he's arguing against having any border. Tell me. Is that the position of the countries in central and South America is that the position of Bolivia and Honduras? And I'll Salvatore is that their position. No. Is that the position of of all these other countries in the third world? No that's not their position. They fight to maintain their borders to protect their borders. But America, you see can be walked through walked on walked around. Doesn't.
Roger Stone compares his FBI raid to those of Bin Laden, El Chapo
"New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, he joins CBS this morning and says it seems a bit excessive to use all that force to bring in stone. One of the things where I was what I was watching the reports that my wife asked me would you have done that. And I said the only way I would have ever done as your attorney is if we knew that he had a gun and someone has gun in your dining, then you worry about them killing themselves or harming others when I found out that Roger Staubach did not have a gun. I think it was over the top for them to do that. Because otherwise, he risks and as far as some folks saying that stone had electric devices Eddie could have possibly destroyed Christie says you don't need to bring you know, guys with a are fifteen flak jackets as if they're going to get shot when I saw them coming in with all the protective gear signal to me while they must know there are weapons inside which in Florida. Given that. China intimidate them. And I think it's the wrong signal. Prosecutors to do by Mr. Muller made a mistake in authorizing that because you're going to be criticized and rightfully so if you're a prosecutor using those musicians as a means of intimidation if you're using it as a way to protect agents, that's completely appropriate. And I've done it Christie has a new book, titled let me finish what comes out tomorrow and goes into some details on the inner workings in his opinion of the administration
"mr muller" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Who the house looking at it. What's the name of the US attorney? What's the name of the prosecutor who's looking at it gives us their name? There isn't any. Now, Mr. Muller keeps going to Mr. Rosenstein. To expand his investigation. But he never asked to expand it where Russia is slapping. I'm right in the face. Now. Why is that? We know why it is. We know why it is. And I had gotten so concerned about this. I decided honestly, this is not a promotion, but you think about it. That on my talk Sunday show. This is really where I can do it to reach the most people other than radio. My single guest. Is Sydney power. Our caller called in and suggested we were already thinking about it. But I want to thank the caller anyway. She's a former assistant United States attorney. She served under nine different US attorneys, democrat and Republican appointed. And she has litigated against Andrew. Weisman. And you're going to learn more about how this special counsel's office operates and the invisible hand behind Muller and all the activities going on. Because what you see that happened to stone today? What you see that happened a matter for months ago also happened to the Enron executives to the Andersen? Executives to four Merrill, Lynch executives, and you're going to see what the supreme court ruled. You're gonna see what some appellate courts ruled this guy. Weisman. Has been given more and more responsibilities. More and more power by Muller over the course of the last twenty years. Roger stone. Is not a serious person. He's a joke. He's a gossiper. He stirs the you know what? He's easy pickings for a prosecutor. Who's just out to do damage? And we should have absolutely object to that as a people. If these guys can do this to powerful people to famous people, they will roll over you and two seconds. I a bankrupt you then they're out to destroy you. There is no reason for me to still be going after manifested in Washington DC. When it's got an arm long.
"mr muller" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Hannity is on right now. When you bring up an integrity issue. And it's interesting you and then the gentleman from Texas raised this in a way that almost approaches. Is insulting gentlemen answer. Response saying I'm here under oath. I am not lying. I have never lied under oath that. I'd never will. And so the insinuation not even the insinuation, the direct comment that you somehow say you have an integrity issue is insulting. I take offence. It is incorrect nothing personal life. I just simply said the mount of time that you were spitting on the tax payers dollar wasting when you were supposed to meet you and your job texting back and forth problem. Gentleman has already answered that you save known mother a time. Would you say you have a close relationship with Mr. Muller? I would say we were good friends. Would you say that you understand him to be a fair minded person? Absolutely. Do you? Trust him to be fair to the president and the country is a whole. Yes. When is report comes to you. Will you share it with us as much as possible consistent with the regulations and the law? Yes, do you believe Mr. Muller would be involved in a witch hunt against anybody? I don't I don't believe Mr. Muller would would be involved in a witch hunt. Now at know there were two things specifically that got some people nervous that we're watching the hearings yesterday William bar, by the way, twenty four now 'til the top of the hour. Eight hundred nine four one Sean is our number. You know is when he said it's not a witch on number one and number two where he didn't go along or with the issue of locker rapport didn't know much about the uranium one deal. That would be. A third issue that people were concerned about. Now the question is is he going to do his job because as we went over and in great detail last night, we now have to FBI two of the top F B I management echelon under James Komi under criminal investigation. We have as general counsel. James Baker does now a criminal investigation into him Andrew McCabe, the deputy FBI director. He too is under a criminal investigation, by the way. There's John Ober still looking out for the leak issue that would mean Komi himself. He admitted he leaked does FBI memos about President Trump to the media vis-a-vis, a close friend of his a Columbia professor, and why both for the very purpose of getting his friend. Robert Muller special counsel appointed. Then the issue is, you know, all the people the ad into this page and struck and and Bruce or. And Nellie or and Komi and McCabe and all of them. They have one thing in common. In some cases, they actually helped Hillary Clinton remain in the race by exonerating while we're obvious crimes of obstruction. If you don't believe she obstructed Justice. What when you're you get a subpoena one day. Of your emails, and you delete them all and then you acid wash your hard drive with bleach bid. And then you bust up your devices and rip out your sim cards. I promise you, you're going to get arrested and charged and found guilty of obstruction of Justice never mind the espionage act, which forbids people from putting classified top secret information on a server, a private server, the case that she did that we all now believe at least six foreign intelligence agencies were able to hack into you know, we all know all these people hated hate Donald Trump hated him and still hate him. They all wanted Hillary to win in one case one hundred million zero they all now, we know worked in various ways to rig our political system and the lead up to the two thousand sixteen election by using their positions to help one candidate Hillary Clinton get elected and to undermine the candidacy of another candidate. And then even Hillary Clinton talk about the Russia connection. We have one bought and paid for Russian lies. Is with funneled money from a that. She gave to a law firm that photo op research group that hired a foreign national that used the Russian sources, and then they bring this. The bulk of information in four five Warren applications is the dirty Russian dossier of Hillary Clinton. They don't tell the court that she bought and paid for this. They don't tell the court that it's unfair and it's never been corroborated. As a matter of fact, most of it now has been debunked. And then one has to ask is this abuse of power. Going to go on and happen and there'll be no repercussions. Because if that's the case, we don't have equal Justice under the law. We have a dual. We don't we have a dual Justice system one for the Clintons one for the McCabe, some bakers and commes and Rebecca. Pages instructs of the world and one for the rest of us. And I'm not even talking about Susan Rice and Samantha Powers' and Clapper and Brennan. Anyway, John sale is with us. Former federal prosecutor he served in the ever prestigious southern district of New York as an and also served as an assistant special. Watergate prosecutor David shown is with us civil liberties and civil rights criminal attorney. Thank you both for being with us. John will start with you. What did you think of the hearings yesterday? Well, I thought he did very well. But I I would sum it up in two words his testimony. He said trust me. The my words, but and I think that he has earned our trustees imminently qualified talking about Mr. bar, of course. And he said, he will let Muller continuous work. And he said there'll be no political interference. But he made it very clear that he is the boss. That he's got responsibility, and Sean I'll tell you what I think he's gonna do what I would do is. I think once he gets in there, and he'll be confirmed, and I think he'll get some Democrats to vote for him and he'll come in. And he'll say I need to now. Get the facts, I think he'll call and more. And they'll ask them what's going on. What are you doing? How much time do you need? And I think Mr. bar will say if Muller makes a good case he'll say, okay, come back to me every month. If he says on the other hand, I don't think you need to drag this out anymore. He'll bring it to a close. But the bottom line is he's a private citizen now when he gets in there, he's gonna take charge and one other thing he's not gonna recused himself despite the fencing he did with Senator Harris, you can bet the farm that he's not recusing himself. Himself. And you know, the thing is is what really is frustrated me John throughout this process. We really do have Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election that we can prove and nobody is shown any interest in this. And we do have examples of abuse. We do have clear clear, obstruction of Justice. If if you're still an attorney in the southern district of New York and us to peanut my emails, and I decided I was going to delete them, and I was gonna clean my hard drive with bleach bit, and I was going to bust up my phone devices and pull out the sim cards. Would you think that you would be charged with obstruction of Justice? Well, in my law practice, the is I represent companies and individuals who get grand jury subpoenas from a luminous documents. First thing you do is. You question them, not to delete not to mess with any of those emails, and if anything like that happened, you can bet that person or company would be indicted before you can stop you. Fingers and found guilty in a case like that. That's a slam dunk obstruction case, right? I absolutely assuming all those things happened. And even if you have a great defense attorney like David shown in there, even David shown couldn't get me out of that one, Cody, oh, it would be tough. Maybe he could. But he's the only one who could. Yeah. I mean, and this is the point. Now, we have the top people around Komi under full criminal investigation. I think when all is said and done if there's if there is equal Justice wouldn't that mean page struck me himself, Bruce ore, and a bunch of other people can be expected that they're going to be fully investigated on some of these criminal matters this abuse of power. What about all those people that signed off on a FIS application having never ever try even attempted to verify or corroborate its contents. Never telling the FIS accord judges that it was a political document bought and paid for by the other candidate to me that's a fraud on the court. I will be by the way when I get in trouble for fraud on the court, David shown. Yeah. Absolutely, listen, I think part of the problem right now is that all of the investigations of all of those people you just name which all must go forward should be under one umbrella. They're spread out. Now, you've got Durham on one case, you've got Huber on another case, and it sort of divide and conquer. I don't think that's the way to go about it. And Furthermore, thanks to your show. You're starting to uncover even more facts just when you thought you had all of the dirty. These congressional hearings are showing now it was a so-called verification. File rank and file nobody knew about nobody still knows about or has seen. Let's see. Let's see what that looks like the misconduct is unbelievable. There really was a a cottage industry in stop Trump going on at the Justice department. We've never seen anything like this before. And when we see net about the investigation decision that was made after Comey fired. I hate to say this. I don't like to overly dramatic. This is closest in my lifetime. I've seen something that could be called a coup earlier. Instead think about this John I mean Hillary's exoneration was written before the investigation. The espionage act is clear. You can't have an a mom and pop shop bathroom closet server with top secret classified information on it. She did have that there. And she lied about that, then the whole deletion issue, then she funnels money through a law firm into op research firm. Hires? A foreign national gets Russian lies that she pays for. No. That those lies were leaked to the American people doesn't that sound like she's trying to influence the American people before a vote with Russian lies sounds like collusion in a way. And then, of course, that information is both bulk of information is used as the as the basis for Pfizer, Warren applications, and these high ranking officials did nothing to verify it. I mean, would you ever present before any court something, you didn't verify or corroborate or know to be true? Well, I mean, no officer of the court would do that knowingly. But I think everything you've just said should be the subject of a full fare and complete investigation. Just like Muller is doing involving the president. But I want to emphasize the word fair that the president is entitled to a fair investigation and the ultimate decision. One of the decisions that attorney general bar will have to make will be what happens to the report. And that's where I think the president through his. Council on the White House counsel have a right to be heard have a right to assert any objections and have a right to respond to it. And I think that would be fair he actually said in as as part of the Justice Department's policy that once these matters are finished, they usually don't make them public. He said that very clearly yesterday. Well, he said he's gonna make us much because he can subject to the rules and regulations, and for example, grand jury material that is prohibited by rule sixty KOMO procedure that could be national security information. But I think again you have to make a judgment everybody. Does if you trust Bill bar to do the right thing. What do you think of this whole thing where James commes fired? And then you have these high ranking officials saying, oh, no evidence at all no probable cause. Even did not a scintilla of evidence. They just decide. Well, maybe the reason Komi was fired because he was doing Putin's bidding. They had. Already been investigating at that time nine months into so-called, Trump, Russia, collusion and Lisa page. Peter Struck James Komi, m McCabe all said they had nothing at that time..
"mr muller" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Would be with Mr. Muller and his people and 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's 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 of Mr. Mueller's office because if this BuzzFeed story is true. A bombshell. Then we have criminal violations coming out of Mr. Muller's office was Mr. Mueller was it, Mr. Viessmann. Who was it in Mr. Muller's office who leaked to BuzzFeed showed them documents who read documents to the to investigators at says the FBI agents working for Mr. Muller? 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 Muller 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 in this Muller's office. It's 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 a piece at CNN by Darcy. Sometimes he's good. Sometimes he's not. Jason Leopold Anthony cormier to reporters for BuzzFeed news may have just scored the scoop 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. Tell congress about the Moscow Trump Tower project now Mark 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 story is accurate, and it's a headline everywhere. Oh my God. That's an impeachable offense that Democrats swarming locusts. Yeah. 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 funny counts. He's going to be serving a three year federal prison sentence. Were they cellmate named Bruce? I'm sure. And look as I walked through the and the media believe, Colin and that Democrats believe now Cohen didn't leak. Somebody Mr. Muller's office leaked. Because now CNN says, hey, they have texts they have emails they may have this. They may have that. Well, who would know who is they who are they Muller's office? Wow. So Muller's office making. You have to be Helen Keller. Not to say 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 Dow's wrong with you. What's.
"mr muller" Discussed on WTVN
"And more bold inspired solutions for America. Longtime. But you say you have a close relationship with Mr. Muller. I would say we were good friends. Would you say that you understand him to be a fair minded person? Absolutely. Do you? Trust him to be fair to the president and the country is a whole. Yes. When is report comes to you. Will you share it with us as much as possible consistent with regulations and the law? Yes, do you believe Mr. Muller would be involved in a witch hunt against anybody? I don't I don't believe Mr. Muller would would be involved in a witch hunt. And I want to save one. Final thing on the rule of law because it picks up on something you said, Mr Chairman, what is the rule of law? We all use that term in the area of enforcement. I think the rule of law is that when you apply a rule say it has to be the same rule and approach you apply to be CD the and so forth, and that seems to me to suggest to corollaries for an attorney general the first that's why we don't like political interference political interference means that the rule being applied to a isn't there? A rule your plying special treatment because someone's in their exerting political influence the corollary to that. And this is what you're driving at Mr Chairman is that when you apply a rule when a prosecutor is applying a rule to a you gotta be careful that it's not talked specially for that case in a way that couldn't be applied down the road. Or if it is applied. Guide will create problems down the road. And I think the attorney's general's job is both it is both to protect against interference. But it's also to provide oversight to make sure that each individual case the same rule that would be applied. Broadly is being applied to the individual. All right. That was from the hearings today for the new attorney general William bar, and a lot of people getting a lot of different feedback on it some things he said, I found to be interesting in the right way to approach the law and his job. And I am a little concerned that he doesn't see the which aspect as it relates to the Muller investigation. The team that Muller has put together a group of heavily partisan Democrats, including Hillary Clinton's former attorney a guy that has ethical issues once cited for withholding exculpatory evidence and involved in a case where tens of thousands of Americans lost their jobs at Enron accounting. And then that case overturned nine zero when the supreme court for Merrill, executives go to jail for a year, Andrew Weissmann puts them there. That's overturned by the fifth circuit court of appeals. And he's supposed to be Robert Muller's pit bull. So a lot of people are concerned joining us now jaysekulow he's the chief counsel for the American Center for law and Justice and also counsel to the president. I think you know, Bill bars at true, I do I've known Bill bar longtime. What did you think of his testimony and the things that he was saying that some of which contradict your client and what he's been saying? Well, I don't think it's it's contradictory. I think it's you gotta understand the different roles in the different approach. I thought the most enlightening part of the discussion was when the attorney general nominee Bill bar was being pressed by senators Blumenthal and later by Senator corona where the issue was would you guarantee us that you will for instance, allow the special counsel, basically, do whatever he wants will. You guarantee us a. Subpoena. Right. Will you guarantee us that his report will be public? And what Bill Maher said correctly is that bill's gonna file follow the law. But he also said he's not surrendering his authority as attorney general in the United States under the rules and regulations that have been set up, and it's pretty clear that a lot of d- senators don't know what those rules are. But or the regulations that govern the special counsel keep complaining Lianjie war ski and the Watergate council and the independent counsel with the situation with special counsel. It's just it's it's apples and oranges. The rules are different. They're not independent in the sense that they don't report directly to say congress or directly to a three judge panel. They report to the attorney general. So look Bill bar is a man of tremendous integrity for Mendes reputation. I've known him for three decades. He's going to be fair, which is all you can ask for he's gonna apply the law without a bias, which is something it's desperately needed. And he's aware that the department of Justice has challenged a look at the biggest challenge today the general counsel of the Federal Bureau of investigation. Jane? Baker. James Baker is under criminal investigation for leaking information. Now, we also know that a winning McCabe. Mckay was the number two guy who's the deputy FBI director into combing, the FBI director. He's under investigation for leaking. We know that James Comey leaked James Comey said it, so I mean, look the FBI and department of Justice need a steady hand and billboard did not need this job. He's a he's older than me sixty eight years old and has had a distinguished career. And I think people are overeating on both sides. What he's saying? Here's a compromise hearing is answering forthrightly there are distinctions between what he's saying. And the way others would say it or phrase it is Bob Muller on a personal witch hunt. I picked up all that. And I look here's the thing. Bill bar does not know the no one does except Muller and his team as exactly where all the tentacles of this investigation. Are nobody knows that. I mean, we have general ideas, we have more specific ideas as the president's council, but this is someone that has raised the issue of the obstruction inquiry. In a memo that's being widely discussed now he was critical of that. He's been critical of the thirteen the people that were hired. He said it should be no partisanship involved in these decision making. But he also said I think most important thing today said was he's gonna play the welfare lease not surrounding his thirties. Attorney general he's not Rick. They already asked him to recuse himself shown early in this area. Well, he actually got eight thought Jeff Sessions did the right thing by recusing himself. Now, there is a difference between barn Rosenstein, you. Gotta hope that bar is going to be an honest broker. Now, if bars, an honest broker Jay that would mean that equal we'd have equal application of our laws and equal Justice under the law that then brings us back to the exoneration of Hillary that brings up the espionage act that brings back top secret information and classified information on her server that also goes to the heart of you know, when issued a subpoena when she deleted and acid wash them broke up her devices that brings up the issue. He did say he would be looking into the FIS abusive. But bought and paid for Russian lies that were disseminated to the American people and used as the bulk of information to get four five warrants that were never verified, meaning the dossier. Is he going to do all of that? Because short of that, we don't have equal Justice under the law. Well, let let's talk about what what we do know you already said to Lindsey Graham to Senator Graham that he's going to look into once look into the leak of what came out over the weekend the purported counterintelligence investigation than you. And I talked about last night on TV. I mean, he's already said he's going to take a look at that. That's number one number two. I think here which equally important is you've raised these issues of these other inquiries. You know, there is a US attorney in. I believe in Nevada or Utah Utah excuse me that is investigating this. And we don't know what he's uncovering. For instance, did any says Jon Huber is supposed to be investigating the leak aspect that was identified by then attorney general sessions, I think he said some twenty or thirty leaks at the time. So now, we know today that in fact, the number the general counsel of the FBI under James Comey is in fact under a criminal investigation. And we didn't know that today. Jim Jordan wrote a letter that talked about the testimony that was given that his lawyer Jim Baker slower wisely. We're not let him answer a series of questions because about I would have been the lawyer. I would've done exactly the same thing when Manson those questions either. And you look at it. And you say, okay, there are things going on here. We don't even know that are going on. And that by the way, that's the way it's supposed to be these investigations going. You're not supposed to be leaking them. So I think look I think between a credibility and stature William bar Bill Maher coming in and the fact that there is ongoing f. Efforts right now to cleanest mess up and it is a mess. I thought about this, Sean, I I remember you three years ago that massive suit against the IRS. It was three years to get it resolved. It took us three years to get the rules change. It took us three years to get the people out, but the same I haven't freedom of information act request. We talked about it on our broadcast today that has one of the few fight. They fight you on every document document. I got has guessing wanted Jamie James Baker, you got it. Right. And and by the way, Peter Struck. And these were involving James Comey. See I I am wondering what a lot of these people have been fired. You know, these investigations damn never materialized seemingly under the old attorney general sessions, which I know became a great source of frustration for me and all the president was very frustrated. I remember asking very key people in the Justice department is this a violation of law. If you the lead acid wash your hard drive after information has been subpoenaed, you're a good lawyer. Could you get me out of obstruction of Justice did that charts such as that? Well, you know, I would fight for it. For me. But it'd be an uphill battle wouldn't it up? Of course. So here, here's here's the rules. That are different Bill. The message Bill Borsen today was they're not going to be two sets of rules here. We're gonna play by the rules. We're we're going to we're going to deal with the laws law is written. We're gonna apply in equal and fair way with integrity. We are. He said he's not surrounding his authority. He's not starting his tenure as attorney general by surrendering is already. That was the message today. I was I thought he did a very effective job. Okay. And he's. And as relates to the Muller reports said he would release all that he was able to based on I guess Justice department guidelines, according to guidelines, my understanding is he doesn't have to release any of it. It's a competent. I mean, this is what people do not understand. I've been saying this for nineteen months twenty months now, it's a confidential report under the regulations, it goes to the attorney general. And then what what the attorney Joe says he will release as much as he can be transparent as the law allows. As the law allows and that raises the whole spectrum of the regulations that he's governed by and be various privileges that may or may not exist or that would exist in its executive privilege. There's been a little flak that my colleague in an answer to he was asked a question will you allow Rudy Giuliani to correct the report, and he said, no, I will not and some have interpreted that is oh my goodness. But that's not what I what is not what Rudy said he didn't say we're going to correct. The report we said, we went an opportunity to respond to the report, which is just due process and Bill bark wreck just said that he of course, you're not lending anybody, correct report. But the report he's talking about the bills talking about is his report. Go to congress because it's not necessary. That Muller's report goes to see that's not the way they set the rules up. And that's not the way the law was established. All right as we enter the new year. It's so important to take care of the legal matters..
"mr muller" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"That's an impeachable offense that Democrats swarming locusts. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Already planning on a peach mint. If the story is accurate. Well, shouldn't you withhold reporting on it until 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 phony counts he's going to be serving a three year federal prison sentence. Were they cellmate named Bruce? I'm sure. And look as I walked through the and the media bullied 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 of this. They may have that. Well, who would know who is they who are they Muller's office? Wow. So Muller's 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 Dow's wrong with you. What's wrong with those people over there? Well, anyway. Let's continue on the if the story is accurate..
"mr muller" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"For the president's pick for its Ernie general, I'm rich Denison, Fox News. The confirmation hearing is underway for the man. President Trump wants to lead the Justice department. Fox's Rachel Sutherland joins us live from Washington bridge. William bar told the Senate Judiciary committee, he wants to be as transparent as possible about the Russia probe and let it reach its conclusion ranking member Dianne Feinstein will you commit to providing Mr. Muller with resources funds and time needed to complete his investigation. Yes. Republican chairman Lindsey Graham, do you believe Mr. Muller would be involved in a witch hunt against anybody? I don't I don't believe. Mr. Muller would would be involved in a witch hunt bar also definitive memo critical of Robert Mueller last summer saying it was narrow in scope and written on his own initiative. Rich, Rachel, the Trump administration is planning to include a citizenship question in the twenty twenty cents is has been blocked by a federal judge in New York. The Commerce Department wanted to add the question, which has an appeared. On census forum since nineteen fifty President Trump is bypassing democratic leadership by inviting rank and file members to the White House to discuss the ongoing partial government shutdown shutdown shutdowns now in its twenty fifth day with the president's demand for five point seven billion dollars in border wall funding remaining to be the main roadblock in. Goshi nations educators in the nation's second largest school district are walking picket lines today. Tens of thousands of teachers in the Los Angeles unified school district are on strike over pay class sizes and resources this teacher doesn't see the strike ending anytime soon, we're all very resourceful. We're willing to fight.
"mr muller" Discussed on AM Joy
"Mr. bar, hugs relationship with Mr. Muller terrific. We embar Trump's nominee to be the next attorney general of the United States made the Senate rounds ahead of his confirmation hearing next week you face tough questions about his prior criticism of the Muller investigation, namely a memo in which he called a quote fatally misconceived to say that a president could be accused of obstructing Justice for firing the director the potential confirmation of bar also comes as deputy rod Rosenstein, who's overseeing the investigation is set to resign leaving the department of Justice and potentially the Muller probe in bars hands once he's inevitably confirmed by Senate Republicans joining me now is Joe Coniston editor in chief of the national memo and author of man of the world the further endeavors of Bill Clinton back with me, Barbara mcquade and Elliot Williams. Thank you very much. I'm gonna come second. But I wanna start with Barbara Elliot on just the question of whether now William bar is going to have to answer some pretty pointed questions because his memo about obstruction not being possible because the president. Has the right to fire. The FBI director Elliott I'll start with you. Well, that's real different now because the FBI the New York Times story says that the obstruction is the collusion. Oh, absolutely. Look, let's start with a really really big point. There's a lot of chatter about the fact that bar was attorney general in confirmed once for attorney general before and that should take away a lot of the questions of his integrity and his fitness for the job just to make something clear having been attorney general or in any government position before doesn't entitle you to the position for life. And you need to be the American people deserve full and thorough vetting on all of the important questions in issues that might become before this individual, including whether whether he ought to be off to recuse himself or has compromised himself based on positions. He's taken with respect to the investigation. Now based on the reporting we've seen from the New York Times, a significant amount of time should be spent on his confirmation here in getting into these questions of you know, I would he take the advice. Ice of career officials at the Justice department, which predecessor did not as to whether to recuse with respect to the investigation. Would he? Would he commit to making any report public based on everything we know now? And so yes, this reporting from yesterday raises a number of significant questions that he needs to be able to answer and clear answers on otherwise he's just simply can't demonstrate merely having had the job twenty five years ago doesn't render him fit eternally. Yeah. Absolutely. And because Barbara the investigation of the counterintelligence investigation really now is about potentially Moscow ongoing influence over the sitting president of the United States. Here's a clip from this New York Times story that criminal and counterintelligence elements were coupled together into one investigation former lawn investment fourth officials said in interviews in recent weeks because if Mr. Trump had ousted the head of the FBI to impede or even end the rush investigation that was both a possible crime and a national security concern that leads me to ask. And I will ask you that six suggest to me that if Mr. Barwa, then becoming Torney general, and he were to fire Robert Muller at the behest of the white. House wouldn't that put him in jeopardy of being investigated for potentially a counterintelligence criminal probe? Well, possibly, but it would all come down to his intent. What was his purpose in doing? So if he did it for a legitimate reason, the no, but if he to doing it for some corrupt purpose to derail a counterintelligence investigation than certainly I think Elliott makes a really good point in saying that just because he had this job twenty five years ago. Doesn't mean he's qualified to do it today. And I would submit that in some ways, it may make them even less qualified because so much has changed in those twenty five years. I think this story demonstrates that hazards of offering an opinion when you don't know all of the facts, what has happened since nine eleven is congress. The Patriot Act has brought down the wall that previously existed between criminal investigations and counterintelligence and counter counter-terrorism investigations it used to be that those two things were kept completely separate. They are. Now shared that information shared because we wanna make sure that the FBI has the ability. To connect the dots. It's the phrase that they use so often..
Graham says Barr committed to letting Mueller probe continue
"Nineteenth day attorney general nominee William Barr says he won't interfere with special counsel Robert Muller's Russia investigation, if he's confirmed by the Senate next week that according to Republican Senator Lindsey Graham who says he spoke to borrow about Muller. Do you think he would be fair to the president and the country is a whole he said, yes and. Do you see any reason for Mr. Muller's investigation to be stopped? He said, no deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein who has been overseeing the special counsel's investigation is expected to step down
Don McGahn departs as White House counsel
"NBC news has confirmed that Don Mcgann is out as White House counsel today was done against the last day according to to White House officials. The New York Times which first reported the news says, Mr. Mcgann may have also caused more damage for Mr. Trump than any other White House official in the special counsel investigation. Mr. Mcgann has spent at least thirty hours with Mr. molars, investigators laying out how Mr. Trump tried to interfere with or quash the inquiry, including by trying to fire Mr. Muller himself in the summer of two thousand seventeen federal prosecutors met with President Trump's former personal or cone today at his attorney's office. A person familiar with the matter tells NBC news. Michael Cohen met with quote a group of state and federal law enforcement officials investigating various aspects of president, Donald Trump's family business and charitable organization according to CNN dot com. Yesterday, President Trump was. Asked about Michael Cohen's plea deal with federal prosecutors for the first time in an interview with the Associated Press the Associated Press, asked, president, quote, Cohen, testified under oath in federal court that you directed him to commit a crime. Did you, sir? Trump replied, totally false. It's totally false. The Associated Press followed up with. So he's lying under oath. President Trump replied. Oh, absolutely. He's lying. And Michael Cohen was a PR person who did small legal work, very small legal work. He represented me very little. It's a very low level in April one, Michael cones, home office and hotel room where raided by the FBI President Trump said this disgrace, it's frankly a real disgrace, say an attack on our country at a true sense. Join us. Now, John Holum national fares analyst for NBC news and MSNBC. He's co host and rooster of showtimes the circus and Mimi Roka's. Well, this former federal prosecutor in MSNBC legal contributor and John President Trump in in accusing Michael. Cone of being a liar tells the lie that Michael Cohen was just a small player in his operation who had very little to do with Donald Trump. Yes, barely knew him. I hard. I imagine that even has an opinion about my cone. I not sure he's ever heard of the man. He's never had any part of Donald Trump's life whatsoever. The only thing I think that's true. Lawrence of the things that Donald Trump said about Michael Cohen is that he did very little legal work for Donald Trump because it doesn't seem like he actually did very much legal work for Donald Trump because he's not really lawyer. He also didn't do much PR work. Although he did representing Trump in the press to some extent when he did for Donald Trump in the period of time the decade or so that he worked with Donald Trump not a little bit, but a lot every day for many hours every day. And if you've ever dealt with Donald Trump in those ten years or so, you knew the Michael Cohen was the guy you had to talk to to have any kind of interaction with Donald Trump? What he did was not legal work or PR work, but was business development work. He was the guy who made deals for Donald Trump. Here's the guy who cleaned up Donald Trump's problems. He was the right Donovan guy. He was the guy who went to Moscow and tried to make Trump Tower Moscow happen and to many other countries around the world. So is Trump telling the truth about the fact that. Clone was not much of a lawyer for him. Yes. Was is Donald Trump telling the truth about anything else related to Michael cones degree of involvement in his life? No, all of that is a grotesque live and vanity fair's reporting tonight about Michael Cohen despite having no formal cooperation agreement with the government Cohen has willingly assisted in provided information critical to several ongoing investigations according to sources familiar with the situation in a string of meetings that have exceeded more than fifty hours. Maybe Roca one is that tell you, that's a lot of time tells me he's got a lot of information and they are interested in hearing what he has to say. Everyone should understand though no one's going to take Michael Cohen's word at face value. They're not going to just write down what he says, and then you know, go in to the grand jury and based charges against anyone or any entity on that alone. They are
Lindsey Graham: I Trust Mueller to 'Be Honest and Fair'
"Senator Lindsey Graham says he. Trust special counsel. Robert Muller to do his job on CBS has face a nation. The South Carolina Republican talked about the mother investigation into Paul Manafort Graham, says Republicans want to save Muller's investigation completed now one Republican in the Senate has done anything to stop this investigation. The leadership of the house and the Senate or Republicans have pledged their efforts to make sure that Mr. Muller finishes job. He says he'll make sure the investigation is completed without any sort of political interference. And we'll be able to answer questions when the report is issued Graham says at this time he hasn't heard anything coming out of the probe showing collusion between Donald Trump and the Russians Graham emphasize, how this is part of why it's important to let Muller do his job and says, he trusts him to be honest
Peter Strzok fired from FBI after anti-Trump texts, lawyer says
"Trump is questioning whether a special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference during the presidential campaign will be dropped now that the. FBI has fired one of Mr. Maloney's former investigators former agent. Peter Struck lawyer said today, that, he, had been, fired from the agency over texts that were critical, of candidate Donald Trump Mr. Muller remove Peter Struck from his team immediately last year once the tax discovered house, freedom caucus chair Representative Mark meadows of North Carolina, said in a statement Peter Struck was fired from the FBI because of what his own written words plainly showed he was willing to use the official FBI position to try and stop President. Trump from getting elected
Nikki Haley responds to White House claims: "I don't get confused"
"Church burial comes the next day at the george h w bush presidential library in college station meanwhile the chief of staff for the forty first president says the ninety three year old was at his wife's bedside when she died and that he's heartbroken but strong that's jim ryan reporting spring court justice in neal gorsuch joins the four more liberal justices ruled against part of a federal deportation law gorsuch says the law was too vague he urges congress to define which crimes should demand a noncitizen get deported specifically the federal law states that immigrants should be deported if convicted of crimes of violence that's the phrase the high court found too vague some of our listeners reacting gorsuch has just destroyed all of his credibility if the wording about breaking the laws vague what are the people even doing oh what a surprise in dc maybe just means really is today and he started thinking about party line last about what the right thing for the country we need to stop the division gene wexler news ninety six point five wdbo senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says the bill to protect special counsel robert muller from being fired will not get a vote on the senate floor fellow republican senator lindsey graham says he supports the leader but will vote in committee supporting protections for the special counsel that's his decision to make i don't believe mr muller's in jeopardy being fired mcconnell on fox news said the president would never sign such a bill anyway you an ambassador nikki haley is firing back after white house economic adviser larry cudlow claimed she was confused when she declared that the administration would announce new sanctions on russia kudlow told reporters yesterday the haley quote got ahead of the curve when she announced the sanctions there might have been some ma a momentary confusion about that in a statement haley said quote with all due respect i don't get confused it's unclear if and when actions on russian companies will be announced jimmy dupree your washington watchdog and this is where orlando turns first for breaking news weather and traffic news ninety six five wdbo washington watchdog jamie dupree looking at the irs response to its online troubles jamie says you'll get an extra day to file because people trying to.
Bipartisan group of senators moving to protect Mueller's job
"Topics including a one hundred thirty thousand dollar payment to an adult film star who alleges she had sex with the president on capitol hill a bipartisan group of four senators moved to protects mr muller's job some plan to introduce legislation today that would give any special counsel a ten day window in which he or she could seek expedited judicial review of a firing senate majority leader mitch mcconnell so my view that muller should be allowed to finish your job i think that's the view most people in congress senate minority leader chuck schumer we democrats are urging our republican colleagues to work with us now pass legislation to protect this investigation and head off a constitutional crisis that would be devastating to this country press secretary sarah sanders made clear that white house officials have explored mr trump's authority to fire mr muller jay one in the books dave to is later today for facebook ceo mark zuckerberg testimony on capitol hill he spent five hours answering questions from angry senators yesterday about how his company handles user privacy after revelations.
"mr muller" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"What do you think about sarah huckabee sanders saying the white house has made the determination the president himself has the power to fire robert moan this white house and this president seems to think he can in effect support some laws and ignore other laws i'm not the legal expert here but i would actually agree with republican senator lindsey graham that if mr trump tried to fire mr muller that would be the beginning of the end of the trump presidency the president also said this yesterday about the raid or call it attack on this country i want you to take a listen get your reaction i have this witchhunt constantly going on for over twelve months down and actually much more than that you could say it was right after i won the nomination and started that it's a disgrace it's frankly a real disgrace say an attack on our country at a two cents to tack on what we all stand for do you think the ray was an attack on our country absolutely not what this president doesn't seem to understand is that there was no one that is above the wall including the president united states and i would remind the president that mr rosenstein who his deputy attorney general longterm republican mr ray the fbi director a trump appointee throughout this whole investigation mr muller a lifelong republican somehow the notion that it is being caused by political purposes it is being caused because there are serious questions that need to be answered about trump campaign and affiliates affiliation or collusion with russians and i think this investigation has to finish either leave our senate intelligence committee investigation has to finish.
"mr muller" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"I have been contacted by american authorities yes and are you cooperating i plan to be we're just setting out dates that i can actually go and sit down this is this both with congress and mr muller or just one or is it both entities that are doing investigations it's as i understand it and my lawyer is is the one interfacing with them but it is both congressional investigations and also law enforcement in the department of justice all right can see my complete interview with christopher wiley website meet the press dot com up next the success of roseanne got us thinking about the differences between the shows democrats and republicans watch we've found out we come back did it load time the huge success of the roseanne reboot on tv has captured a lot of attention political circles in the past few weeks particularly it's enormous viewership in socalled red america but how deep are the partisan divides in america's entertainment tv went well it depends on how you look at the question now there are shows the democrats are more likely to watch than the average american like empire and blackish both senate around african american families political shows like hbo's last week tonight with john oliver and veep also do especially well with democrats and there's saturday night nba basketball where viewers likely come from larger urban areas with nba team they're also shows republicans are more likely to watch like abc's last man standing whose main character is politically conservative the show is actually cancelled last year but fans are now petitioning to bring it back with the success of the roseanne reboot then there's antiques roadshow popular among older viewers college football and nascar to especially wh.
Facebook’s security chief to depart role over company’s handling of misinformation
"That while the president continues a direct attack on mr muller global news twenty four hours a day powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred twenty countries in san francisco i'm ed baxter this is bloomberg brian all right thanks very much and it's time for the media review so we do a lot of this facebook stuff here the new york times saying that the security chief add to facebook the chief information security officer alex stamos would leave the company that's after internal disagreements over how facebook should deal with its role in spreading in disinformation and then the new york post came out with the story saying well no he isn't actually stepping down that he's just working in a different capacity there's role has changed and that he himself says he's working on risks and election security and we also had that line from facebook saying that the independent auditors ron site at cambridge analytic is london office but then we got word that they stood down at the request of the uk information commissioner's office they wanted to conduct their own onsite investigation and if you go back to the channel four piece from the uk that expose on cambridge analytic showing the ceo boasting they could use prostitutes spies and even students to entrap politicians this is the data firm accused of harvesting phaser user profiles and the ceo alexander nick said they could send some girls around the candidates house adding ukrainian girls are very beautiful i find that works very well and a quick final note the wall street journal says that the new central bank chief egon in china after running start he's promising a series of reform and openingup measures wouldn't say what the are but you'll know soon enough and that's the media david right.
"mr muller" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"On this matter lawyers are concerned that the president who has a history of making false statements and contradicting himself could be charged with lying to investigators the lawyers and aides believe the special counsel might be unwilling to subpoena the president and set off a showdown with the white house that mr muller could lose in court one of the few voices arguing for cooperating with mr muller's ty cobb white house lawyer who mr trump also brought on the deal with mr muller's investigation mr trump's pension four bravado has been a factor that his lawyers must contend with the president has bragged to some aides that he would be able to clear himself if you talk to mr muller's team in one deposition related to a libel case that mr trump brought against the journalist tim o'brien mr trump admitted more than two dozen times under oath that he had lied in the past about a range of subjects mr trump ultimately lost the case there is also news tonight in the latest chapter over the house intel gentz committee memos pertaining to this russia case and the potential for a new showdown with the white house the intel committee voted unanimously to release the democratic rebuttal now to the republican memo which accused federal investigators of improperly obtaining surveillance warrants for former trump campaign advisor carter page the republican document if you were watching last week than you know was released late last week by the committee chairman and trump ally congressman devin nunez republican of california democrats on the committee contend it's real purpose is to discredit the muller cory here is the committee's top democrat earlier tonight.
"mr muller" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"And i see no evidence that president trump wants to far mr muller now i i don't know what happened back last year but uh is pretty clear to me that aired by in the white house knows it'd be the end of the president trump's presidency if he fired mr mollar so i think we're in a good spot with mr mollar senator lindsey graham explicitly warning the president against what he has been repeatedly threatening you do and that is of course fire special counsel robert muller new york times reported the president tried to get rid of the special council last year word him fired but backed off when white house counsel threatened to quit that reporting squares with what news mac executive and trump pal chris ready that in june the president was at least considering the firing muller also squares with what fire and fury author michael wall says he heard last summer though wolf added some context for my colleague learn so donald the firing of muller was talked about by trump especially in this in this june july period before his his legal team really got in and and and took over this became an obsession with the president he had to get rid of muller now but in obsession with this this president becomes instead of instead of in order it becomes kind of like wallpaper it just goes on and on and on he repeats in repeats in repeats and is it serious is it just just him spouting off.
"mr muller" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Gosh i think it's important to recognize that when we talk about political affiliation that all demonstrates political affiliation the issue of bias is something different i have discussed this with director muller and he and i collectively have a lot of experience managing offices and the department of justice we recognize we have employees with political opinions and it's our responsibility to make sure those opinions do not influence their actions the new york times reporting this today quote democrats say the pattern is becoming clear as mr muller moves closer to mr trump centrecircle republicans trying to discredit federal law enforcement and undercut the eventual findings of the special council the republican effort may also be intended to blunt the political repercussions should mr muller be fired democrats say and the president's eldest son made his third trip amidst all this to capitol hill today to answer questions about russian interference in the 2016 election this time donald trump jr appeared before the senate intelligence committee he spent about nine hours in all answering questions but did not say anything as he exited for more we are joined here tonight by attorney joe wind banks former assistant watergate special counsel and an msnbc legal analyst and michael crowley national security editor and senior correspondent for politico welcome to you both michael to you first how seriously should people take this smear campaign against robert muller well extremely seriously if anything it's been building over time to what feels like is approaching a crescendo and it actually predates these reports about the text messages between a couple of fbi officials so although that has provided kind of rocket fuel forgiveness idea that muller and his team or tainted some sort of edict seems to have gone out around the time of thanksgiving where the conserve conservative outlets and members of congress kind of fired up the jets to go after mother and the big question brian is what exactly is the goal here is it to lay the groundwork for president trump to potentially fire moller or is this a an attempt to create almost to taint the jury pool to create a political climate in which muller's report if he writes one is you know were there's not a guarantee that he will submit one to congress but if he warned tainted.