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Intelligence Report Says Russia Tried To Help Trump In 2020
"Russia tried to influence a U. S presidential election. That's the conclusion of a new U. S intelligence report this time the 2020 election. Says Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized a misinformation campaign against Joe Biden and used people close to President Trump to undermine the election and to try to divide America. President Biden was asked about it in an interview today on ABC is Good Morning America. He will pay a price. We had a long talk and I we've known relatively well. And the conversation. Start off. I said, I know you and you know me If I established this occurred, then be prepared well, President Biden has his work cut out for him when it comes to repairing the U. S relationship with Russia. Says My next guest, Angela Stent, a long time Russia watcher, She leads the center for Eurasian, Russian and East European studies at Georgetown University. Welcome to the program. Glad to be on your program. Well, what do you make of that report? So I think the report confirms things that people had already suspected. So the Russians wanted to do at least two things. One of them was obviously to boost a president Trump's chances of being re elected and to denigrate Joe Biden when it became clear that he was going to be the candidate on particularly all of these rumors about his son and the son's laptop and corruption. And then the second one really had to do with Ukraine, because when President Biden was vice president, he really had the Ukraine account. He was very active there, and they knew that if he got reelected, probably the United States would ramp up its efforts to help the Ukrainians in their struggle against the Russians. And so that's where the Ukraine anger comes in. To try and reinforce the idea that no one should want to deal with this country because it was so corrupt. And when they talk about people close to President Trump being used by the Russians to spread disinformation. They didn't name any names in the report. But were they really referring to, really Giuliani? I think we have to assume they were because we have photographs off Mr Giuliani with some of the Ukrainians and Russians that are mentioned in the report. And what did they say? The Russians did with someone like Giuliani, how exactly where they being used to spread misinformation. So they, you know, they told them all these things they presumably may have given them some things and writing. They had these recordings off vice president. Then Biden talking to various Ukrainians, and then they also reached out to the U. S media. So, Mr Giuliani, if it is, indeed him had this information, but they reached out to the media via. You know their contacts. And if you like agents in the United States So you have some of this obviously made its way to Fox News on another pro trump media outlets again. All of the you know, accusing candidate Biden of being in cahoots with
"mr. giuliani" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"Mail in ballots that you know are highly suspicious, anyway, this form of balloting has always been considered. Most prone to fraud. Hey, also talked about you know he wants the votes counted. He just wants him counted fairly. We're going with this. I'm gonna win this election we've actually wanted Just a matter of counting the votes fairly telling him fairly. Here's what never a single Republican has been ableto look at any one of these male balance. They could be from Mars as far as we're concerned, or they could be from the Democratic National Committee. Joe Biden could have voted 50 times as far as we know, with 5000 times. Ah! Yeah, but is it See Mr Giuliani. You could also say the same thing for Republicans. Couldn't you mean needs a hunter or Ah Donald Trump Jr may have voted 5000 times. 500 types. You know, obviously. The hearsay is what's confusing, right? But throwing these things out there asleep allow the transparency at least allow the access. For these, you know, officials toe watch to actually see them being counted and you know, they're told to stand across the room or use binoculars or, you know, are boarding up boring up windows. That can't be the case. Okay, So what you have is volunteers that come in. They sit down in the chair and they start counting. Yes. Unsupervised. If what I understand a lot of it. Yes, that's ridiculous. A lot of that now that's ridiculous. We had a lot more on this throughout the morning. As we continue to work our way through it. The Postal Service is right in the crosshairs will tell you why coming up 5 45. Nicolo say has the 5 30 news. Next more North Texas businesses have their liquor licenses. Polled stories Next. Are you ready for an elegant night? A fine food and fun while supporting a great school for Indio Academy is hosting its diamonds and bow tie gala with.
"mr. giuliani" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"But again, I go back to what I say all the time, and then we'll actually go back to Rudy Giuliani. Hunter Biden is not running for President Joe Biden is so This was the part of the interview that I thought was it was kind of funny because I watch the Borat movie the second one, of course, and I was a little disappointed with it. But my favorite part of the the entire movie. Was when Borat sat down with the attractive female reporter in the movie portrayed as Borat's daughter, and we all know what went on there. Where then they have drinks in the bedroom and Borat. I should say Rudy Giuliani lies down on the bed, and it appears as though he's touching his members. Some people are saying that he was tucking his shirt and beyond, it was inappropriate. But it was funny. This is a comedy for sure. This is well, I mean, based on your shore, based on his mug and looking like Dracula, I can understand that. He probably doesn't He has to pay for sex. I would imagine boys settle, but well, yeah, I can't imagine any woman would have sex with him for free spin anyway, Uh, actually such a zone teaches on well back in back in the day. I'm sure things were a little bit different, but anyway This is a funny movie. I didn't think it was good as the first board. It's a funny scene because because Borat punked Rudy Giuliani, so Kennedy actually does confront Mr Giuliani after he went on this rant on that bar at scene, have a listen to this year old daughter. I watched that action in the Borat movie. No, That's a stupid question, isn't it? No. It's not just contain your daughter. I watch that. And I was I was kind of grossed out by it. I'm I'm giving you a chance to Explain why I called the police when I realized that it was a scam. I called the police and he ran away. Because the minute the minute she said something compromising I called the police. Whether you believe it or not. I was talking my shirt in He made it appear as if it was something different. Diminishing. Said she wanted to give me a massage. I call my security guy, and we call the New York City Police department who came there and Bora and his 50 man crew ran out of the place. All right, So that's what happened. Findings you like any other in the world. Any other any other question? Two to attack me for merely coming on your show. To show you what criminals they are from. All right, So let me respond to that. If I may. 1st of all this makes more sense now, actually, First of all, He did not call the police. The first time she said, something compromising. He called the police when he knew it was a scam, and Borat ran out in his undies dressed up as a woman. That's number one Rudy Giuliani's line You're saying finish things that he did not call the police when she asked because it would make sense if he did call the police when she asked him for a massage. That would make sense. If you had said as to why he asked for her name and her phone number so that he could tell the police that was sounding makes sense. Okay, So let me start over because I lost my train of thought. Let me start over. Rudy Giuliani is lying. Reason why he's lying. It's because he claims he called the police when she said something compromising. He's a liar. I saw the movie and I saw the scene as many of you have. The only reason why he jumped up out of bed. And by the way, he was lying down in a very compromising position, touching himself on a bed until Borat comes in the bedroom. Then he gets up. And it was after that, when he called the hallways in the mousseline movie. Do you see the part where she asked him for a massage? Yes, and he did not call the police. You actually what do you see that part? You see, they're having that conversation. And then you see that part? Yes, Okay, sits down on the bed. He lies down. I believe he was touching himself. But even if he was touching his shirt, and he did not call the police, the only reason why he jumped up and got out of there and call the police because when he knew he was being punked and embarrassed the bottom line is he went into the bedroom with this young lady and he had a drink with her. He agreed to do that. He asked not only for her number, but her address. Who does that? That's just beyond bizarre. But you know that. Well, that would make sense if you wanted to give it to the police. So, Brian So you think he asked for her number? Okay, First of all, you don't even see the scene. I'm just saying, Okay, And I'm just a service for her name. And that's her name. Her number in her phone address. Those those are things that would help policeman you are you are Police department tracked down some JD JD. Those were those were helpful things that we do that What you're saying is telling you and I'm just telling you what you're saying is wrong. You didn't even watch the scene I did, And I'm telling you as he's tapping her on the ass. He's asking her for her number and her address and Eikenberry T. You without a shadow of a doubt. The reason why he asked for her number in her address had nothing to do with calling the police and everything to do with wanting to bang her. And he is a creep that is number one. And what Kennedy is saying So anyone who is 74 years old that wants that a single that is a male that wants to have sex with a 24 year old. Beautiful woman is a creep. So so that again, not what I'm saying. You're misrepresenting their democratic. So if I can please Respond, and by the way that is a very stupid comment that you just made because I've called Bill Clinton a rapist. I've gone after Bill Clinton. I've gone after Anthony Weiner. So again, What you're saying is completely interactive, and it's false and it's a lie. I go after Democrats just a bunch of Republicans. If it's anything involving in being a sexual predator, or doing something inappropriate now, hold on. Let me finish. You said Why is it inappropriate? Okay, let me explain why it's inappropriate honored Brooke, So I know that's your opinion. But please let me give you mine because I don't just say it's not appropriate. Then move on to give you reasons for my opinions when somebody is interviewing you. In a professional setting, and then in the middle of the interview. You go into that person's.
US Senate rejects witnesses in impeachment trial.
"I'm Anthony Davis The US Senate narrowly rejected democratic demands to summon witnesses for Donald Trump's impeachment trial yesterday all but ensuring trump's acquittal fill in just the third such trial to face a president in US history but senators considered pushing off final voting on his fate to next week the votes on allowing new witnesses was defeated. Fifty one forty nine on a near Party line vote. Republican Susan Collins of Maine and Mitt Romney of UTAH. voted along with the Democrats witnesses. But that was not enough despite the Democrats singular focus on hearing you testimony. The Republican majority brush. Pass those demands to make this the first impeachment trial without witnesses even new revelations from former National Security Adviser John Bolton did not not swayed. Gop Senators who said they'd had enough that means the eventual outcome for trump will be an acquittal in name only said Representative Val demings Cummings House prosecuted during the final debate. Some called it a cover-up Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer Cold Friday nights results at tragedy tragedy on a very large scale protests chance reverberated against the walls of the capital left Parnassus attorney pendle letter to Senate Senate Majority Leader Mitch. McConnell detailing what his testimony would add to the impeachment trial in the letter. Joseph Bondi tells McConnell that Parnasse an indicted indited associated trump's personal lawyer rudy. Giuliani would be able to tell the Senate information that is directly relevant to the president's impeachment inquiry specifically clean regarding his relationship with trump and Giuliani as well as his actions in Ukraine on behalf of the president as directed by Mr Giuliani Johny. The letter indicates that Secretary of State Mike pompeo former Energy Secretary Rick. Perry and several other officials within the trump administration were are aware of the pressure campaign in Ukraine that is at the center of Trump's impeachment Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer invited to attend the impeachment
"mr. giuliani" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Well Mr Giuliani has provided the answer that question he stated publicly that the reason they needed to get the vestry of on average out of the way was that she was going to get in the way in the way of these investigations that they wanted this is the president's own lawyers explanation for why they had to push out why they had to smear vestry of on average so presents a lawyer gives us the answer and I have to tell us something that a couple respects one that the president's own agent has said that she was impediment to getting these investigations this anti corruption champion this is the anti corruption champion who's at an awards ceremony our recognition ceremony for Ukrainian anti corruption fighter a woman who had acid thrown in her face and who died a painful death after months she's at the very ceremony acknowledging this other champion fighting corruption when she gets the word you need to come back on the next plane now one of the reasons the Ukrainians knew they had to deal with the Rudy Giuliani is that Rudy Giuliani was trying to get this ambassador replaced and you know he succeeded he succeeded and that's the message to the Ukrainians that if Rudy guiliani have the have the juice with the president of the United States at the power the president I'd states to recall an investor from her post this was somebody that not only had the year of the present that could make things happen so the short answer is Rudy Giuliani tells us why she had to go now why they had to smear her why the president can simply recall her that's harder to explain but the reason they wanted her out of the way as they wanted to make these investigations go forward and they knew someone there fighting corruption was getting in the way of that now I want to say with respect to some of the arguments against having the testimony of John Bolton these are some of the former national security advisers who have been called to hearings and depositions the bigger Brzezinski the national security adviser for president Carter provided eight hours of public hearing testimony in additional deposition testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee subcommittee to investigate individuals regarding the interest of foreign governments admiral Poindexter testify provide over twenty five hours the public hearing testimony and twenty hours of deposition testimony before the house select committee to investigate covert arms transactions with Iran Robert McFarlane former national security adviser for profit president Ronald Reagan provided over twenty hours of public hearing testimony and three additional hours of deposition testimony Sam's Samuel Berger national certifies were put in president Clinton provided two hours a public hearing testimony before the Senate committee on governmental affairs it's in Korean to campaign finance practices Condoleezza Rice national security adviser president George W. bush three hours of public testimony additional closed session testimony Susan rice a provide a closed session testimony the house select committee on how the Obama administration handled identification of US citizens and US intelligence reports there is ample precedent where is necessary to have testimony of national security advisers now you saw I think presence council dancing on the head of a pin in trying to explain why the before you arguing we can't have these people come here how should soon court and why they're in court saying the court can't hear and I have to say a great understanding for the difficulty of that position I wouldn't want to be in the position of having to advocate that argument but it goes to the demonstration of bad faith here how can you be before this parties body saying you've got to go to court to house was derelict because it didn't go to court and go to the same court and say the house shouldn't be here how do you do that now they say well the houses in courts of the house was think it's okay even though we don't think so and we're arguing that it will take it all with the Supreme Court if we have to we don't think that's an adequate remedy that's the whole problem when you have bad faith invocation of privilege when you have non in fact assertion of privilege when you have a president who wants to continue to cover up his wrongdoing and definitely a person who is trying to get for help in the very next election that process of going endlessly up and down the courts with a duplicitous counsel for the president arguing one place you can do it and the other place you can't shows the the wall with the president that Congress must exhaust all remedies before can insist on answers with the ultimate remedy of impeachment if the majority leader's recognized as she closes out to just rejected five minute right without objection so ordered during this Senate break we want to hear your voices and we want to see your tax we want to get your reaction here what questions you would like to have asked over a hundred and fifty questions have been asked in the last two days the senators are down to their last two hours or so to to his hearing code seven four eight eight nine two zero if you live in the east and central time zones two oh two seven four eight eight nine two one for those of you in.
"mr. giuliani" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"I'll put that ring gear away on and off showers and thunderstorms possible throughout the day drying up as we go into Wednesday right now fifty two degrees out the DFW airport as part of the Senate impeachment trial Alan Dershowitz who's a member of the president trump defense team said an impenetrable an impeachable offense has to include criminal like conduct such as trees Siri treason or bribery they need not be in my view conclusive evidence of a technical crime that would necessarily result in a criminal conviction let me explain for example if the president were to receive or give a bribe outside of the United States and outside of the statute of limitations he could not technically be prosecuted in the United States for such a crime but I believe he can be impeached for such a crime because he committed the crime of bribery even though we couldn't technically be accused of it in the United States president trump is expected be acquitted in the one hundred C. chamber where Republicans hold fifty three seats voters in Dallas will be casting ballots this week in a special election for the Texas house this super house representative in district one hundred is open and election day is tomorrow the district serves parts of East southern and west Dallas it was formerly led by now Dallas mayor Eric Johnson who left the seat after he was elected mayor businessman James Armstrong the third and Dallas community advocate Lorraine bearable both on the ballot the winner will serve the remainder of Johnson's term which ends after this year but would be eligible to run again Clayton Nevil WBAP news alliance Texas home to alliance airport in north fort worth generates over eighty billion in economic impact for that region alliance Texas the twenty six thousand acre mixed use community generated more than seven billion dollars and twenty nineteen alone with many fortune five hundred companies investing there five hundred twenty five companies in over sixty two thousand people working satellites Texas every day my theory president of hell what developer for alliances companies include Charles Schwab Amazon air as well as Stanley black and decker to name a few Kaplan's liar WBAP news and many residents of the Houston neighborhood impacted by this month's deadly manufacturing plant explosion are being forced to move rebuild after the massive blast ravaged parts of that area the disaster relief director for the Texas Baptist man says teams are on the ground working with those involved Texas business closing numbers on Wall Street the Dow off four hundred and fifty four points nasdaq down one seventy six S. and P. five hundred was off by fifty two from the W. B. A. P. newsdesk I'm making breaks your next update will be at eight thirty twenty four seven coverage is that W. B. A. P. dot com this is the news welcome to ninety nine five and then the city to start gravel travel crap what role double book saying that there was a quid pro quo that kind of stuff basically that's what the reports say and what a what a crazy time because I'm watching the impeachment hearings I love the Dershowitz is there our day to the arguments just wrapped up and I I have to admit though that some of the stuff as others which do as little boring to be honest with you I got I guess that's why he's a law professor right executive producer Chris probably little boring although I like him as a guest on fox news and such but at some of the stuff that we were doing today in the impeachment hearings for the defense for other president was good I like that and it came across well for example Jane Raskin who defended down J. trump and represent him I should say in the mall or investigation she did a great job with this I love how she puts them on the line she's poor little because as a little spice in it the bottom line is Mr Giuliani defended president trump.
Parnas attorney asks William Barr to recuse himself from investigation
"The attorney general in on whatever was going on there in the Ukraine I have never spoken to attorney general bar. You're about this investigation ever. I have been circumspect. Careful exceedingly careful. Not only that Parnasse knows that. I told a several times that I would make sure I would never go to the attorney general with it so I wouldn't compromise it. That's really on Fox News tonight making his own case while his has indicted one time. Buddy is doing the same Lev Parnassus attorney today requested that. Attorney General William Bar recused himself take himself out of the federal campaign finance case against Parnis. He's also calling for the appointment of a special prosecutor. Claiming prosecutors have refused to meet with him and receive receive information on the president. Giuliani and the other significant players here is a reminder of what parnes told Rachel Matto about the role all that Bill Barr played. Do you know if Mr Giuliani was ever in contact with Mr Bar specifically about the fact that he was trying to get Ukraine to announce these investigation into Joe Biden. Absolutely Mr Bar knew about that. Mr Bar known everything. The difference between white trump so powerful now. He wasn't as powerful in sixteen seventeen. He became the powerful when he got William Bar. That gets your attention as they say and with us for more tonight Maya wildly former assistant. US Attorney for the Southern District of New York now with the new school here in New York. And Rick Wilson Longtime Republican strategists co-founder of the Lincoln Project A SUPERPAC created created by conservatives with the aim of defeating trump and trump ISM. His new book goes a long way toward that very ideal running against the devil. A plot to save America got from trump and Democrats from themselves. We welcome you both tonight. Maya Wiley in normal times would love to have a lock accenture. Deal with the Fed's New York. Would there be an investigation. Launched as in. Do you hear what this guy is saying about people at the highest levels of of our government. That's a hard question to answer quite honestly Brian. And here's what I mean by that. I don't think there's any question that William Bar has earned earned himself and impeachment inquiry. So that's clear and that starts from his misrepresenting the muller pro report before. It's it's released knowing that Robert Mueller have some issues with the way he's handling it that goes to the fact that he himself has personally flown around the globe helping helping to kind of try to stir up some of the dirt that Donald Trump wants all kinds of reasons that we could list about. Why William Barr himself deserves some scrutiny? In some oversight that's very different from saying in in different world where Donald Trump was not president accident love. parnassus would be would have some kind of cooperation agreement. Or where William Sorry was not attorney general and that's because we just don't know enough about all all the evidence that the US Attorney's office has if your in the US Attorney's office and someone just doesn't have anything to offer you if they cooperate great. Meaning you don't believe they're telling the truth or you have so much evidence that you don't believe they can add to the evidence that you have or both you would have a legitimate reason not to enter into a cooperation agreement with someone and left Parnasse. We should remember eleventh. PARNIS is has some of his assertions and the Rachel maddow interview have documents. Those are documents the. US Attorney's office had and enabled him to share their other allegations allegations that he makes that. He says he believes but he doesn't necessarily offer any directed specific knowledge to suggest just that he could offer anything more substantive so. I think we have to separate out whether there's huge issues of public trust with William Bar and there's it's a question about whether I think the. US Attorney for the Southern District. Berman should cues with regard to Rudy Giuliani because he is the one who recommended Rudy Giuliani for US attorney spot with Donald Trump and appearance of conflict or appearance of impropriety. It is enough to recuse because we have to have the public believing in the institutions. But I don't want to go so far as to say that just by definition because left Parnassus is saying. He should have a cooperation agreement. He should have a cooperation agreement. Rick Wilson at a more basic societal level. When you think about it ah in the last seven to ten days we have come to know a landscaper from Connecticut? Who pardoned the double negative left? Parnis said he has never never seen him not drunk and now the European guy in the Maga- hat with a Belgian ip address. How is it that we we come to meet these characters? Surrounding in the orbit of the President of the United States there are some mystical gravitational force surrounding Donald Trump that attracts the worst griff tres scales scumbags roadside hobos incipient serial killers weirdos. These guys are attracted to him. Because they're like the d the D and E and F level operatives in this world and for whatever reason they feel empowered and it's pretty easy you show up at the trump hotel if you can afford the twenty two dollar cocktails. You're in the club. And so that's why we see guys like hide showing up and that's why you see all these all these other sort of oddball characters always surrounding trump and and and it's also because you know most of the people that that are in this rudy PARNIS orbit in particular. You know they come out of this eastern European whatever version of of of Hustle. Oh they're running is always inflected with whatever the sort of post-soviet corruption vibe and it seems to be very much definitional additional trump's orbit rick starting with you I want you and my answer the same question and I hate that. It's an a negative vein about the impeachment in trial. What are you girding for or resigned to girding for Mitch McConnell to choke this thing out as quickly as he can? There's no other option for McConnell right now if the dam breaks on any vote and the reason he didn't go for an immediate dismissal. Vote obviously as everyone else's covered was that he knows was if he loses one. It shakes the idea that he can control this process completely. So he's going to be very careful. He's going to move as quickly as he possibly can. He's going to try to make this as Dulles he can. Which I think is why as as clean with chain you earlier? He thought he thought he's GonNa win. By moving into the night. I think there's enormous public interest in this but on the optimistic side there will always be more information coming and these senators are not blind to the fact that trump lies to them all the time and that every time. They think they've gotten to the bottom of something with trump. There's worse things below it so I think you're going to see some skepticism building especially as the outside outside coverage continues to roll on in terms of both the story and the other revelations about Ukraine situation I can offer you my upwards of thirty seconds before I have to take our first break. I agree with
Parnas presented to Ukrainians as speaking on Trump's behalf
"You're really at the time was the general. The first thing I did this to introduce myself and tell them I'm here on behalf of really Giuliani beyond the president of the United States. And I'd like to put you on speakerphone for you. Know to confirm which we did we put you on. The phone rudy relate to him basically that we were there on behalf of the president of the United States. And you were there to speak on president. Trump's behalf exhibited those exact words. Mr Parnasse says that when he was taking meetings to advance this scheme taking meetings with various government officials in Ukraine he says it was a regular occurrence. It was the way those meetings started. He would put rudy. Giuliani on phone on the speakerphone in the room and he would say explicitly. Mr Giuliani would say explicitly that as the president's personal attorney he could affirm that left Parnis. was there air at that meeting. In Ukraine to speak on behalf of the President of the United States Donald Trump in May of last year may twenty nineteen. Mr Giuliani started speaking with reporters about his plans to travel himself to Ukraine to try to enlist the Ukrainian government's assistance to help hoped his client president trump. Basically in his re-election effort he said he was going to Ukraine to try to get them to announce investigations into Vice President Biden because that would be very very helpful to his client in the resulting firestorm of criticism. Mr Giuliani's trip was called off in May when he called off the trip. Mr Giuliani Johny made public statements. Criticizing the new government of Ukraine saying that Ukraine's new president was surrounded by enemies of the United States and for Ukraine that it was a really big deal right Ukraine. A country at war with Russia is a country very much dependent on both the reality and the perception of their having strong support from the United States government. And so when Mr Giuliani as the president's personal attorneys started making public claims the new Ukrainian president was surrounded by enemies of the United States of America. That's why he wasn't going to Ukraine at that point. The Ukrainian government kind of freaked out that kind of criticism from the new administration for their new new president in Ukraine. And that's a potential death sentence for their country so at the time that happened left part was in Ukraine in Kiev. At the time all of that happened and he told me today that he was tasked by Rudy Giuliani in that moment to crank up the pressure on the government of Ukraine to make even more insistent and obvious is an even more onerous this threat and this demand that Ukraine must announce investigations into Joe Biden. Or else it. Did you meet with Ukrainian official name. Sergei Schaefer Circuit Schaefer is a very senior aide to presidents Alinsky. It has been reported as far as we understand from public reporting that you conveyed to Mr Schaffer. The exact quid pro bowl that you wanted Celeski Alinsky to announce investigations into Joe Biden or military aid would not be released to Ukraine. Is that accurate. It was a little bit more than that Aw Basically The message that that was supposed to die gave Sergei Schaefer was a very harsh message that was told to be to give it to him in a very harsh way. A not in a pleasant way to give it to harshly mayor Guiliani Rudy told me After a meeting the president the White House he called me. His message was wasn't just military. It was all eight. Basically the relationships would be sour. You would stop giving him any kind of aid that unless that there was an announcement made several several demands at that point a the most important one is the announcement of the bite. Ministration did you also convey convey to him that the US government would stop showing support for mistress Alinsky. They wouldn't attend the inauguration those that was the biggest thing. Actually that was the that was the main Wasn't because at that time you have to understand the way you create now is for presents alinsky winning on that platform being a young president and not really having any experience the number one end being at war with Russia at the time the number one thing for them was not even eight and I know it sounds crazy but it was more of a support for the president resident by having a White House. Visit by having a big inauguration by having all the dignitaries there that was the key and at that time There were already aware because of their Conversations with the I guess what the embassy that President Vice President Pence was supposed to come to the inauguration was already discussed and they were replanning and now they were just working on days. That would be good for him at our meeting. I was very very heated. Conversation from our part to him. Basically telling What needs to be done? I mean basically me and at the at the at in the conversation. I told him that if he doesn't the announcement it was the key at that time because of the nation the pence would not show up. Nobody would show up to his inauguration unless he announced an investigation into Joe Biden No. US officials Dell's particularly vice president. Mike Pence would not come to do so the day after that meeting that you had on the twelfth. Aw I believe it was the following day that in fact vice-president pence is a visit to the inauguration was cancelled after my phone. Call the conversation conversation that I laid out to. Mr Schaffer was basically what I was told to do. By Giuliani of the president. And then afterwards I relate back to them saying that he's going to get back to me later tonight and we're supposed to meet then around eight o'clock or nine o'clock at night. I texted back against saying any word. What's the situation and at that point Because because
Jon Batiste on Working With Stephen Colbert on 'The Late Show'
"Start with a pianist and composer Jon Batiste. He's the bandleader for the late. Show Oh with Stephen Colbert John. He and Colbert. I met in two thousand fourteen when Batiste was actually a guest on Stevens old comedy. Thirty central show the Colbert report. Thank you Mr Battiste for being here Yeah all right you are here right. I'm right are you alive on the planet right now. They can in there all right now New Orleans jazz musician your work cross musical boundaries you worked with the Prince Lenny. Kravitz Wynton Marsalis your featured in spike. Lee's Red Hook summer and the HBO Series Tra may was based in part on your family. Are you the one with the dragons is that your family is Honestly I wasn't familiar with Steven or the Colbert report. And he wasn't familiar with me on my music and we met and there was just a spark that was something deeper and We aligned on a lot of different things in terms of what he really loved about comedy and how it can really bring people together together we can speak to something that is is tied to our humanity. If people watched the show they might hear ten in twelve seconds of song. But if you're in the house you're hearing a whole performance of peace and you're doing what four or five songs every day for the show yes about five or six songs As the opening theme and closing thing which I composed and we played every night and then there the bumpers that happened between acts and we have to act comedy one being the monologue want being a desk comedy piece and then we have two guests typically night and then and maybe a music guest so between all those acts and also walking on each guest. We play Stevens really open to give me the opportunity to just do whatever it is that I WANNA do. So we'll play all types of music on the show from video game music to Beethoven to Classic Jazz to top forty thirty two drake. I mean it. It ranges gentleman. We have a special guest joining us tonight. He has the Blues Jazz Club. Jaw the vocal stylings of former ambassador. Marie you'll find a bit with. Our Ukraine policy has been thrown into disarray. I do not understand Mr Giuliani's motives for attacking. How could our system fail like this? It's very intimidating. Wait a minute. President trump just tweeted at you every jazz club. Marie Ivanovich goes to turns bad. The what a jerk. Whatever we really bring to the show come from our life experiences Johnny Carson said this and he said to Letterman? Who then told it to Stephen? which is you gonNA bring everything we know to a show like this and you do everything you know and jazz is something that I do? So this a way for us to speak to what's happening in the world in comedies with Steven does it comes together on the
Giuliani, Facing Scrutiny, Travels to Europe to Interview Ukranians
"Three law. Professors made clear. During the lengthy session that they believed trump's actions constituted suited impeachable offenses trump has denied wrongdoing. Democrats who control the House of Representatives may vote by the end of the year on impeachment. Charges he's that could include abuse of power bribery obstruction of Congress and obstruction of justice. The Republican controlled Senate would have to vote to remove trump from power republicans in both chambers. Have stuck with the president blasting the impeachment effort as an attempt to undo. He surprise victory in the two thousand sixteen election. Even as Democrats intensified their scrutiny. This week of Rudy Giuliani's role in the pressure campaign against the Ukrainian Ukrainian government. Mr Giuliani the president's personal lawyer
House Judiciary Committee Impeachment Hearings Right Here
"And we begin tonight with the Astorg next step in the impeachment inquiry at a very combative one that played out today. On Capitol Hill the heated proceedings in front of the House Judiciary Committee the witnesses. Constitutional Law Scholars. who were asked was president? Trump's conduct on Ukraine impeachable. Three witnesses telling the committee yes arguing. The president abused his power for his own personal political game. The Republican witness saying the Democrats. Don't have the evidence that this is being rushed and tonight the unexpected moment when one of the witnesses brought up the president's youngest son to make a point it was not well received by many tonight. She's apologizing president trump meanwhile L. flying back to Washington tonight and lashing out this evening. What we've learned the president's team already looking ahead to what they want it? A Senate trial Terry Moran Lead US off from the hill tonight tonight. It was a highly partisan and dramatic day the first high stakes hearing in the judiciary committee featuring constitutional scholars and the issue before the panel does the evidence show that what president trump did on Ukraine rises to the level of an impeachable. Offense President has shown us his pattern of conduct. If we do not ah act to hold them in check now. President trump will almost certainly try again to solicit interference in the election for his personal political legal game. But this is not an impeachment. This is just a simple railroad job in today's is a waste of time right out of the gate three out of the four scholars. The ones chosen by Democrats testified that the president should be impeached. And I just want to stress that if this were if what we're talking about is not impeachable the nothing is impeachable if we cannot impeach a president who abuses his office for personal advantage we no longer live in a democracy. That's why the framers created the possibility of impeachment. The very idea that the president might seek the aid of a foreign government in his reelection campaign would have horrified them based on the evidentiary record. That is what President Trump has done Stanford law professor. Pamela Carlin said the president's alleged actions withholding nearly four hundred million dollars in USA approved by Congress simply for personal political. Gain has never happened before the evidence reveals a president who used the powers of his office to demand that a foreign government participate in undermining competing candidate for the presidency. Tendency Garland said over the Thanksgiving holiday. She read every with this transcript and she pointed out what she found. Most troubling and the most chilling line for me of the entire process was the following ambassador. Silence said he had to announce the investigations. He's talking about a presence Alinsky had to announce the investigations he. He didn't actually have to do them as I understood it. And then he said I never heard Mr Goldman anyone say that the investigations had to start or had to be completed. The only thing I heard from Mr Giuliani or otherwise was they had to be announced in some form and what I took that to mean was this was not about whether Vice President Biden actually actually committed corruption or not. This was about injuring. Somebody who the president thinks of as a particularly a particularly hard opponent donents but law professor Jonathan Turley called by Republicans said he did not vote for trump but he is still troubled by the Democrats impeachment inquiry in an agitated good time in our country. I get it. You're mad. The president's mad my Republican friends are mad. My Democratic friends. Rents are mad. My wife is mad. My kids are mad. Even my dog seems mad. He's a Democrats. Don't would have the evidence they need. There's a difference between requesting investigations and a quid pro quo. You need to stick the landing on quid pro quo. You need to get the evidence to support it. It might be out there. I don't know but it's not in this record. And he added. The Democrats are rushing this. It's a the perfect storm. You set an incredibly short period. Demand a huge amount of information and when the president goes to court you then impeach him in Nixon listen to the courts and Nixon lost and that was the reason. Nixon resigned house speaker. Nancy Pelosi Oh surging house democrats quote. Are you ready. While Vice President Mike Pence Rallying Republicans to turn up the heat on the Democrats and back in that hearing room. Republicans were were furious when one of those law professors argued that the constitution does not make trump a king driving the point home with a quip about the president's son done so while the president can name his son Barron. He can't make him a baron. When you invoke the president sons named here when you try to make a little joke out out of referencing Barron trump that does not lend credibility to your argument? It makes you look mean it makes you look like you're attacking someone's family the minor child of the president of the United States. So let's see if we can get into the facts to all of the witnesses. If you have personal knowledge of a single material fact in the shift report please raise your hand and let the record reflect no personal knowledge of a single fact so after that moment today. Let's get to Terry Moran Tonight as live on the hill in Terry I the apology. Not just in tonight from that law scholar who brought up the president's youngest son that's right Stanford Law Professor Pamela Cartland at the end of the hearing said this I want to apologize for what I said earlier about the president's son. It was wrong of me to do that it was. I wish the president would apologize. Obviously for the things that he's done that are wrong but I do regret having he said that. In the meantime Terry where does this go from here. It seems to be moving very quickly and news tonight from the president's legal team suggesting they believe a Senate trial is a certainty. And what do they want a senior trial. The president is a tough litigator and he's planning a scorched earth defense they want a full Senate trial including the president wants to the ability to call witnesses. Braff perhaps live in the Senate chamber itself He wants the Republican leadership has already blocked out the entire month of January. This is essentially eventually away and no one should be surprised at the president using the trial to put his accusers on trial.
U.S. prosecutors seek information on payments to Trump lawyer Giuliani
"Also these criminal cases that are proceeding alongside and in parallel with the impeachment proceedings on Capitol Hill Right and today alongside this Clarion Rian rule of law decision from Judge Jackson in the DC circuit and DC District Court. Today also those criminal cases produce some sort of bonkers headlines including for the man who is apparently still president. Trump's lawyer because Rudy Giuliani is definitely who you would go to for legal legal advice and who you think. The president of the United States should be consulting for his wise advice and guidance. On legal matters at this point Guiliani apparently still the president's lawyer. Keep that in mind when you see the headlines. Today about Mr Giuliani Wall Street Journal was first to have this story today. Federal Subpoenas seek information on Guiliani Lianis consulting business again. These are not subpoenas by Congress in this case. These are subpoenas by a federal grand jury working with federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York that Federal Prosecutors Office in the Southern District of New York at one point was led by. You Rudy. Giuliani when he was. US Attorney in New York Times have changed. So has Israeli Giuliani now. He's under investigation under what appears to be a serious criminal investigation by the office. He used to lead. As I mentioned the Wall Street Journal was was first to report. This story quickly followed by the Washington Post and CNN and several other outlets ultimately it was Reuters reporter Aaron Rawson who was first to report some of the actual taxed next of these subpoenas that have reportedly been delivered to multiple people associated Guiliani in recent days and weeks. According to Rushton's reporting quote the subpoena requests that recipient provide all documents including correspondence with or related to Rudolph Giuliani Giuliani partners or any related person or entity. See Giuliani partners is Giuliani's consulting company. But the subpoena also seeks documents related to any actual or potential payments or agreements. To or with Giuliani. So if Rustam is right about that being the specific language that's on these subpoenas that have been going out to multiple people in recent days and weeks. There's no doubt that this is not just about people who Rudy Giuliani new. This is about Rudy Giuliani and his firm and money paid to him or promise is to him through his firm. This appears to be a serious active criminal investigation into the president's personal lawyer. One of the president's personal lawyers is is already currently serving a federal prison term. Right now this this would be his current personal attorney who's not currently incarcerated. But how many more of them were. They're going to be in. How many more of them are going to go through this? I mean also. I don't know whether this is a standard thing or not when it comes to subpoenas but the Wall Street Journal and several other outlets that followed all of their reporting today say that one of the striking things about these new subpoenas that have been going out in the Guiliani case in recent days and weeks is not only that they're asking for all of this information very specifically about rudy. Giuliani the president's lawyer. But the subpoenas apparently are also describing which crimes are under consideration by prosecutors in this case again. I don't know if this is normal for a subpoena but according to the Wall Street Journal these subpoenas reportedly list more than half a dozen potential charges is under consideration including obstruction of justice money laundering conspiracy to defraud the United States of America making false statements to the federal government serving as an agent of a foreign foreign government without registering with the Justice Department donating funds from foreign nationals making contributions in the name of another person or allowing someone else to use one's name to make a contribution and plus mail fraud plus wire fried anything else. These grand jury subpoenas not only mentioned Giuliani himself and his consulting firm farm. There are also reportedly asking materials related to America First Action which is the officially endorsed Republican Super Pac that is the chief fundraising entity in support of president president trump's reelection so the president's lawyer the one who's not in prison one who's not in prison is now apparently currently the subject of this serious criminal investigation and the main funding entity the main SUPERPAC associated with the president's reelection. Effort is also the subject of these subpoenas from a federal the grand jury involved in an active criminal investigation in the southern district of New York. Oh so that's not
"mr. giuliani" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Mr Giuliani that apparently was always with him on these Ukraine trips and and may have been involved in the campaign finance scheme that's being investigated right now he says he has some things to talk to Congress about you can hear from well we have already subpoenaed him for documents and we're in discussions with the Southern District of New York so we are pursuing an but at the same time we'd like to know well what the documents have to say before we make a decision about four witnesses this is why we subpoenaed Pompeii for documents and others for documents to port in a we're not stopping but it's also important on this truck in using knowledge listened and I find this remarkable the evidence is already overwhelmed right the evidence is already overwhelmed the question is which on a court room you know that you know the political party of to me that's true that's true but the fact that Republicans may be derelict in their responsibility doesn't relieve us of our obligations to our constitutional duty and we feel an urgency about that Democrats argue the president leveraged his office for personal political gain the president at three hundred ninety one million dollars in congressionally approved US assistance with help from Ukraine from July to September and pushed Ukraine to launch investigations but Republicans contend that the allegation he sought to bribe Ukraine is unsupported by first hand testimony thirteen anti government protesters were killed Sunday by Iraqi security forces in one of the worst days of classes in the country south as protests swept through the oil rich area the demonstrators are outraged by rampant government corruption and poor services burned tires and blocked main roads that the violence came as vice president Mike pence made an unannounced visit to Iraq on Saturday as I said to our troops aside bays them and people will pause around the thanksgiving table and remember what they're thankful.
Trump Impeachment Inquiry: A Quick Recap
"More as Democrats and Republicans on the house intelligence committee ended what is likely their final impeachment hearing chairman Adam Schiff asserted president trump's conduct went beyond Watergate this president believes he is up all the law beyond accountability ranking member Devin newness called the hearings a show trial the latest attempt by Democrats to oust the president from office and their Russian dossiers and investigations fail to do the job they moved to plan B. the Ukraine helps those closing statements as this impeachment inquiry prepares to move to the house Judiciary Committee followed almost thirty three hours of witness testimony it began with ambassador bill Taylor who tried to show the importance of Ukraine to America's national security premiums or fighting Russians and counted on not only the training and weapons but also the assurance of U. S. support Taylor said in a regular policy making channel had taken over in Ukraine view reinforced by ambassador Marie Evanovich who questioned whether president trump was listening to people with interest be on national security they found Americans willing to partner with them and working together they apparently succeeded in orchestrating the removal of the US ambassador and colonel Alexander vin men raised alarms about making diplomacy personal is improper for the president of the United States to demand a foreign government investigate a US citizen and a political opponent and then came ambassador Gordon saman central assertion Mr Giuliani's requests were a quid pro hello for arranging a White House visit for presidents Lynskey and that brought us to David Holmes and Fiona hill to normally unseen players want a career foreign service officer the other a national security analyst they entered the spotlight and provided a cinematic finish to the public impeachment hearings I could hear the president's voice through the ear piece of the phone isn't voice was loud and recognizable David Holmes called it a distinctive experience to over here president trump on the phone with ambassador Gordon Solomon I dinner president trump ask so he's gonna do the investigation master Stalin replied that he's going to do it adding a presence Lynskey will do anything asked him to do when the call ended home stole democratic staff attorney Daniel Goldman he asks on then for his impression of the president's view of Ukraine what ambassador son one say to you it is it doesn't really care about Ukraine use
"mr. giuliani" Discussed on KOMO
"You by the New York City office of emergency management and the ad council you see where the witnesses are being questioned right now by California congresswoman Jackie spear a Democrat tax on her and you underscored again today that all ambassadors serve at the pleasure of the president of the what is the doctor Fiona hill president trump's former top adviser on Russia and the embassy official in key David Holmes come home but that didn't happen in fact there was a systematic character assassination that went on I went on from the eighteen if I'm not mistaken but you say and the most obvious explanation at this point it has to be said seem to be a business dealings of individuals who wanted to improve their investment positions inside of Ukraine itself you would then ask who do understand was responsible for her removal and you said I understand this to be the result of the campaign that really Mr Giuliani had set in motion in conjunction with people who were writing articles and you know publications that I was have expected better up and also you know just the constant drumbeat of these accusations that he was making on the television so Rudy Giuliani was playing fast and furious in Ukraine it would appear is that correct that's correct and he had no official tasking within the administration is that correct not that I had been told of the frequently met with Ukrainian officials to request that they open an investigation so I was led to understand us you testified that Mister Giuliani's involvement was quote a massive complication in terms of our engagement with Ukraine that's correct would you like to explain that well I think I already let out out and only a positive response to some of the questions we were actually by conducting which you know for all of the American people might seem to be a rather boring standards bilateral policy toward Ukraine pushing them on the issues of reform in the energy sector and more broadly we were concerned obviously about corruption in Ukraine we were trying to help Ukraine regained its sovereignty after the attacks by Russia so how did Mr Giuliani's involvement affect well we work we basically have workshops over the course of two years and or in conjunction close conjunction with the embassy in Kiev an interactive agency agreed auction palm on these are things that in fact kind of women and others were working on physically moving forward on the various issues of on the list of items Rudy Giuliani other people didn't care at all about this all righty ambassador Funland wasn't critically interested Spanish either is quite boring it would make for good copy in the press and is the kind of thing that everybody in a routine moves forward on Mister Holmes you talked about the extraordinary power that Russia tries to assert against Ukraine so since presents the Lynskey never got his White House meeting does that make Ukraine look weak and does not benefit Russia absolutely all right so promoting pollutants false claim of Ukraine intervention into the U. S. selection also benefits Russia does not it does so when president trump meets privately with Vladimir Putin at the G. twenty summit who does that benefit no it doesn't help you crank it doesn't help Ukraine and by president trump calling Ukraine corrupt and not North Korea for instance does that accrue to Russians benefit again doesn't help you crank all right I thank you and Mister chairman I yield the rest of my time to you you're dealing with three seconds even I can make use of three seconds Mister Stewart thank you doctor he'll Muslims thank you for being here I actually have no questions for you to have an already master made any points having already been made and I guess I'll just conclude by Utah Republican congressman Chris Stewart in pizza palooza tore finally comes to an end I mean a year of resistance two and a half years of these absurd accusations against the president of Russia inclusion we've gone from quid pro quo to bribery to extortion seven weeks of hearings sixteen secret closed door sessions twelve public hearings now which you are the last hundreds of hours of testimony and I really think the for those who hate the president they haven't changed their minds but there's a lot of Americans who look at this and they think is that yet really you're going to impeach and remove a president for this but like I said if you don't like the president you've already come to that conclusion many people wanted this three years ago but for a lot Americans they really look at that and they they can see there's no evidence zero evidence of any bribery zero evidence of extortion zero evidence first hand of any quid pro quo and yet the impeachment is almost inevitable and why because the leadership of this committee has been unfair and dishonest and I know we hear these crocodile tears from someone like calling to her heart broken they finally have to impeach this president and we hope that's absurd there's no heart broken there's no there's no for full tears over this they're giddy over this there's not a person in the country who doesn't know that everyone knows what they're going to do next can impeach the president we're gonna send it on to the Senate but that is the good news that's good news you know we've all been to a concert you.
‘Corruption’ probe meant Bidens, impeachment witnesses say
"A former National Security Council adviser and a US diplomat in Ukraine are testifying in the impeachment inquiry diplomat David Holmes heard a phone call in July between president trump and eat you ambassador Gordon Simon the president was heard asking is he going to do it faster song replied that he's going to do it adding a presence Lynskey will do anything you ask him to do home says Simon later told him the president doesn't care about Ukraine only the big stuff like stuff like to buy an investigation that Mr Giuliani's pushing former adviser Fiona hill pointed out incendiary comments about Ukraine by president trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani was Kaylee pushing forward issues and ideas that would you know probably come back to haunt us and and fox I think that that's where we are today and Donahue Washington
‘Corruption’ probe meant Bidens, impeachment witnesses say
"Diplomat David Holmes heard a phone call in July between president trump and eat you ambassador Gordon Simon the president was heard asking is he going to do it faster song replied that he's going to do it adding a presence Lynskey will do anything you ask him to do home says Simon later told him the president doesn't care about Ukraine only the big stuff like stuff like to buy an investigation that Mr Giuliani's pushing former adviser Fiona hill pointed out incendiary comments about Ukraine by president trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani was Kaylee pushing forward issues and ideas that would you know probably come back to haunt us and and fox I think that that's where we are today and Donahue Washington
"mr. giuliani" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Chicago police officers have been rushed to the hospital after car crash on the west side police crashed into a fence possibly stop sign it Francisco Avenue in Jackson Boulevard one witness spoke about what she saw she told us she saw the actual collision between these two vehicles she told us that there were police involved in a chase down Jackson Boulevard chasing a suspect and somehow the two vehicles collided so W. James Michael there to the injured officers in critical condition the other three are stable slewing tear from police on what led to the incident the man known as the star of the rock killer convicted of killing three suburban Chicago housewives during a hike sixty years ago has been granted parole WGN's Ryan burl reports Thursday March the twenty fourth time Chester Uighur asked for parole in the last two attempts of the last two years the Illinois prisoner review board split its vote seven seven keeping that out eighty year old behind bars weaker has long claimed his innocence recanting a confession he gave to police after the murders he has been described as well behaved in prison Thursday the board approved parole by a vote of ninety four the Tribune reports weaker is the second longest held prisoner in Illinois right bro WGN news witnesses in public testimony for the impeachment proceedings today include if you own a hill former senior director for Europe and Russia the National Security Council and David Holmes political counselor at the US embassy in Kiev Ukraine homes expresses concern about Rudy Giuliani's involvement in U. S. Ukraine relations at the time of the incidents in question one point during a preliminary meeting of the inaugural delegation someone wondered aloud why Mr Giuliani was so active in the media with respect you crank my recollection is that about her son unstated quote dammit roof every time Rudy gets involved he goes and asks everything up Israel's Attorney General has formally church prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a series of corruption scandals charged with fraud breach of trust and bribery Netanyahu has denied any wrongdoing and said he's a victim of a witch hunt the Illinois state board of education is taken emergency action to end the isolated seclusion of children in schools the region's Pam Jones has the story Illinois law allows putting students in so called quiet rooms if they pose a threat but attribute in pro publica report found children were being put in isolation rooms every day for reasons that violate the law the board of education says the practice has been misused and over used to a shocking extent new emergency rules include pairing a trained adult with a child exhibiting threatening behavior instead of isolating the child Pam Jones WGN news with recreational marijuana about to be legalized the city.
"mr. giuliani" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Justified to Mr Giuliani was expressing the desires of the president correct that's our understanding how did you know that who told you well when the president says talk to my personal attorney and then Mr Giuliani as his personal attorney makes certain requests or demands we assume it's coming from the president I don't I don't I'm not testifying that I heard the president tell Mr Giuliani to tell us so if that's your question refer to your deposition you you said the question was if the may twenty third reading when the president said go talk to go talk to Rudy you responded he didn't even say go talk he said talk to Rudy you you subsequently said it was sort of like I don't want to talk about this so it wasn't an order direction to go talk which is usually ninety correct our conclusion and the conclusion of the three of us was that if we did not talk to Rudy nothing would move forward on Ukraine and part of the exchange this past day before the house intelligence committee involving congressman Steve caster partly the that's the casters the oversight committee chief counsel and Gordon some of the US ambassador to the European Union as we speak with our guest doctor pundits reporter and columnist the local party your thoughts on that particular exchange there was a cut off from the line so I didn't hear part of what you were saying hello the not not a problem but again basically we get down to the point I suppose of whether or not people heard something or whether or not they interpreted something I suppose that to me is something that is as stood out each passing day that the regardless of who the witnesses are we keep hearing more and more of what it is is interpreted when you get that you get the at the additional problem with someone that he testified under oath that there was no quid pro quo the next day he's testified under oath there was a quid pro quo and so I'm quotation was he lying or mistaken yeah which we believe him over exactly I mean it in a an actual criminal trial with the rules of evidence in the like of this that would be pretty much should disqualify testimony or at the very least a highly tainted testimony well extender Hamel was so afraid of impeachment how it could be easily made a completely political exercise yes and Mister Hamilton glad it's not around to see all of this let's go to Jim in the northwest Montana on the Jim Bohannon show with our guest Lowell Ponti hello Jim will be the German are you cut out there for just a second but I think you were hearing on my question a third of them is charged with assault then and there's something procedurally the the prosecution law enforcement does something wrong it can be thrown out of court because this mark where studios is senator pretty much up to their their own rules on how they conduct this sort of thing in the short answer I suppose for the caller Lowell is nobody could throw it out as such only a full vote of each house can that can do that you need two thirds of course trial in the Senate would be overseeing to by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court but the sim could simply adopt the idea that we must use standard rules of evidence in other words the houses operated right now in a world where hearsay is suddenly for the first time acceptable as evidence there so we're we're allowing gossip or allowing interpretation we're allowing people who've heard the third and fourth hand passed around you and you know what the game telephone does to people after a third or fourth hand things give totally reversed or changed or manipulated they sent to him simply rule okay we no longer allow hearsay evidence therefore all the witnesses brought to us by the house are now invalidated because they were all engaged in here today the lady would be allowed to testify that's true in the Senate would be the sole judge of those rules just as the house is the judge of of these rules but yes the Senate would decide that and they could they could go that route they could not although it's not likely to happen they could mimic the house and ignore us such concepts we do pretty much what they want to that is one part of the constitution that is I suppose a little sketchy as far as that goes let's talk to Kim in the quest in Montana good evening Hey look yeah like its older screener are really gets here all of this I went through Nixon Watergate yeah sorry I'm a liberal and don't be sorry never mind that and just so sketchy about what's going on about all of this because I don't think that trump is a very honorable man but I also don't want him to be held to what he's calling a witch hunt let me ask you this can would you agree that removal of a president through the impeachment process is very much a last resort moved to overturn an election and that just for example in this case feeling somebody is an honorable is not really the basis for conducting an impeachment inquiry would you agree that there ought to be some basis some standard for proceeding regardless of whether you like him or not yes and I'm not disagreeing with you about that okay all right I think he's got some problems with the emoluments and sitting from his office alright well let's let let's let our guests responded that the part of the we have heard a great deal about of that of late the local party but in general it's about that in general what made trump acceptable to so many people is the same thing that makes Michael Bloomberg except to look at if you give people rich enough running for office they can't be bought they're just too rich nobody powerful so they're they're not dependent they don't have to spend half of each day coaling contributors to give the money by the way Kim is in an interesting position because as a liberal she's not quite old fashioned I mean the left of the Democratic Party regards liberal is utterly out of lead he should look to what rock Obama said only a few days ago the for a fundraiser gathering in which he said the Democratic Party is now going too far that the average American Democrat or Republican does not want to hear the country or the system down yeah that's what they seem to be doing so he is now in good company with Barack Obama the moderate he and I have to point out what what local just said which in fact of course did just happened a few days ago and that is the Democrats might want to think about this if Barack Obama tells you that you're being a little too to the left far to the left that should tell you something the furthest left of any president in American history you're saying that the Democrats are going too far in that direction there ought to be a lesson in there somewhere.
"mr. giuliani" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Mr Giuliani was expressing the desires of the president correct that's our understanding how did you know that who told you well when the president says talk to my personal attorney and then Mr Giuliani as his personal attorney make certain requests or demands we assume it's coming from the president I don't I don't I'm not testifying that I heard the president tell Mr Giuliani to tell us so if that's your question to your deposition you you said the question was it the may twenty third meeting when the president said go talk to go talk to Rudy you responded he didn't even say go talk he said talked to Rudy you subsequently said it was sort of like I don't want to talk about this so it wasn't an order direction to go talk with his Giuliani correct our conclusion and the conclusion of the three of us was that if we did not talk to Rudy nothing would move forward on Ukraine and part of the exchange this past day before the house intelligence committee involving congressman Steve caster partly the that Steve casters the oversight committee chief counsel and Gordon some of the US ambassador to the European Union as we speak with our guest doctor pundit reporter and columnist at Lowell Ponti your thoughts on that particular exchange there was a cut off the line so I didn't hear part of what you're saying hello not a problem but again basically we get down to the point I suppose of whether or not people heard something or whether or not they interpreted something I suppose that to me is something that is as stood out each passing day that the regardless of who the witnesses are we keep hearing more and more of what it is is interpreted when you get that you get the at the additional problem with someone that he testified under oath that there was no quid pro quo the next day he's fine under oath there was a quid pro quo what I'm what you had was he lying or mistaken yeah which we believe him over exactly I mean it in a an actual criminal trial with the rules of evidence and the like this that would be pretty much should disqualify testimony or at the very least a highly tainted testimony well extender Hamel so afraid of impeachment how it could be easily made a completely political exercise yes and Mister Hamilton I'm glad it's not around to see all of this let's go to Jim in the northwest Montana of the Jim Bohannon show with our guest Lowell Ponti hello Jim greeting German you cut out there for just a second but I think you were hearing on my question a room jarred loose all been and there's something procedurally the the prosecution lawn for his bills of wrong it can be thrown out of court because it my question is is there from provisions similar to that war the him each month could it be thrown out it could be cold though it's painted can be thrown out who would do that would it would it be the same I can do your part all right well look feel free to have to hang up and listen I guess the short answer would have to be though although the process that we see this impeachment process mirrors that of a grand jury and a jury trial of the judicial system but in point of fact it only looks like it in fact the house of the Senate are pretty much up to their their own rules on how they conduct this sort of thing in the short answer I suppose for the caller Lowell is that nobody could throw it out as such only a full vote of each house can that can do that you need to third of course doesn't it then it would be over eighteen to buy the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court simply adopt the idea that we don't use standard rules of evidence in other words how to operate it right now in a world where here today is totally for the first time acceptable as evidence there we're we're allowing gossip or allowing interpretation we're allowing people who've heard the third and fourth hand yeah you know what the game telephone does to people after a third or fourth hand thing totally reversed or changed or manipulated the server to him could rule okay we no longer allow hearsay evidence therefore all the with do it by the house are now invalidated because they were all engaged he would be allowed to testify that's true in the Senate would be the sole judge of those rules just because the house is the judge of of these rules but yes the Senate would decide that and they could they could go that route they could but although it's not likely to happen they could mimic the house and ignore us such kinds of cedar pretty much what they want to that is one part of the constitution that is I suppose a little sketchy as far as that goes let's talk to Kim in the quest to Montana hello yeah like it there are really gets here all of that I went through.
Pentagon official indicates Ukraine knew about aid delay far earlier
"On July twenty fifth a member of my staff got a question from the Ukraine embassy contact asking what was going on with Ukraine security assistance longtime Pentagon official Laura Cooper revealing for the first time that Ukrainian officials knew as early as the now infamous July twenty fifth phone call that American aid money was being held up testifying alongside the undersecretary of state for political affairs David Hale this after a full day of explosive and damning testimony from US ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sunland was there a quid pro quo as I testified previously with regard to the requested White House call and the White House meeting the answer is yes someone's testimony directly implicating president trump vice president pence Rudy Giuliani and secretary of state Mike Pompeii L. Mr Giuliani demanded that Ukraine make a public statement announcing the investigations of the two thousand sixteen election DNC server and worrisome president trump offering his take on Wednesdays hearings we have
Impeachment hearings: Sondland says quid pro quo was pushed by Giuliani and ordered by Trump
"In what could be one of the most consequential moments in Donald Trump's presidency. The the financial backer he appointed to serve in Basser to the European Union is implicating him along with the vice president and other senior members of the trump administration and testifying there was was a quid pro. Quo Gordon. Lynn is the most directly involved witness. Date draw connection between Ukraine. Securing things it wanted in exchange for investigations is that would politically benefit president trump. We have more from. NPR's miles parks summoned said. The connection was related to him. By trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. Mr Giuliani's lianis requests. Were a quid pro quo for arranging a White House visit for presidents alinsky silence testimony has also further involved a number we're of high level officials in the trump administration including Secretary of state. Mike Pompeo everyone was in the loop. It was no secret someone. Someone also says. He relayed concerns about connecting foreign aid with political investigations in a conversation with vice president pence in September. But Pence's chief of staff released a statement today saying that conversation never
"mr. giuliani" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"The facts as they exist our only interest and my only interest was to advance long standing US policy and to support Ukraine's fragile democracy now let me provide additional details specifically about Ukraine and my involvement first my very first days as ambassador to the E. U. which was starting back in July of two thousand and eighteen Ukraine has featured prominently in my broader portfolio Ukraine's political and economic development are critical to the long standing and long gonna take a quick break his he goes into a little bit of this I just want to recap if you just joined at this is really important testimony this is silent this is not going well for the president but it's not a knockout punch by by any stretch he says that Mr Giuliani did have quid pro quo they were working through guiliani but it was for the White House visit of presidents a Lansky not for the aid he said later the White House suspended the aid I've never been given an answer and I came to believe that it was about that however that was released before there was any kind of you know any kind of announcement that was made so it kind of undermines that but you can believe whatever you want but those are not facts now he said we were working to overcome to problems we were trying to get out of the way and try to get the president to meet with Zelinsky and to continue the long standing state department policies those long standing state department policies are what we laid out in the last special those are not good policies but that's what he said he was trying to get to and to cement a U. S. relationship with Ukraine which I think all of us would agree with more with ambassador Sunland and his testimony today in just a minute so Michael and dell is the inventor of the my pillow his pillow is giving me last night I actually said thanks Mike I really did I woke up and I was on the edge of my pillow and it was flat and I'm like cheese it's flat and then I just realized I was off the edge of the pillow and I sat there and I was as I was going back to sleep I thought I really love this fellow it's my pillow incredible company incredible pillow but he's also got a new deal now really good on his keys a dream sheets which I also sleep on really really soft.
"mr. giuliani" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"Pounce instead and you know right now we're hearing from Republicans or just gonna toss system here if Democrats accuse the president of high crime more peaceful offense he at least ought to know which one it is a one speaker Pelosi says this is all about bribery she's promised us evidence of bribery that would be compelling an overwhelming and instead it's invisible I yield back this tool Mister chairman I'd like to join everyone in thanking both of our witnesses for your service lieutenant colonel vitamins as part of your policy portfolio in the White House you maintain a relationship with Ukrainian officials do not that is correct you explained earlier in your testimony that your job was in the White House was to coordinate U. K. U. in United States and Ukraine policy is that right our is to coordinate United States policy vis a vis Ukraine correct you testified in the spring of this year that these officials on these Ukrainian officials began asking you quote advice on how to respond to Mr Giuliani's advances in quote is that correct and that is correct what do you understand they met by Mr Giuliani's advances I understood that to mean both his public commentary so publicly calling for investigations into two thousand sixteen very smart and hunter Biden as well as his direct overtures to the government of Ukraine directly and through proxies that's what I understood and as you understand it under whose authority do you think Mr Giuliani was acting under congressman I I don't know did the Ukraine Ukrainian officials who spoke to understand that Mr Giuliani was telling them to investigate buy a vice president Biden's son and about the twenty sixteen conspiracy theories I'm sorry can you say that again do you think that the Ukrainian officials that you spoke to understood the underlining meaning of of miss Mr Giuliani's advances to be both investigating the bidens as well as the banking the twenty sixteen conspiracy theories yes I think to to be clear I think you're referring to debunking that it was a Russian interference actually and now was looking themselves that it was Ukrainian difference how much exactly now is this official US foreign policy to push for investigation into the bind it was not part of any process that I participated in miss Williams do you agree that pressing these two investigations was inconsistent with official US Ukraine policy obviously anti corruption reforms as a big part of our policy I I I understand I I was not in a position to determine whether these particular investigations were perfect hair colonel is it true that Mister the president trump directed the Ukrainian president on the call on July twenty fifth to work with Mister Giuliani on these investigations that is correct in fact Mr Giuliani has made no secret of the fact that he is acting on behalf of president trump as Mr Giuliani told The New York Times and I'm gonna put this on the screen he told them quote my only client is the present the United States he's the one I have the obligation to report to tell him and to tell him what happens he added that the investigations would be quote very very helpful to my client and may turn out to be helpful to my government in quote colonel is it fair to say the Ukrainian officials that you are on a daily basis okay well you you're in contact with giving your portfolio we're concerned about Mister guiliani's advances yes they were in your assessment did they understand the political nature of the request being asked of them I believe they did do they understand that it was affecting U. S. domestic policy I'm not sure what Dave frankly understood about you are I think they understood the implications yes now you testified earlier that you warned the Ukrainians as not to get involved in US domestic policy is that right hi I counsel them yes counsel them in fact you testified that that they they that you felt like it was important that you were expels in not just what you thought but but but addition and policy of the United States to say that it is what I knew for a fact to be US policy now why do you think it's important that for foreign governments not to get involved in political affairs of a nation like United States our coverage from the first thought that comes to mind is a Russian and teachers and interference in the two thousand sixteen the employee a pack that had on internal politics and the consequences it had for Russia itself exactly said ministration enforced sanctions heavy sanctions against Russia for their interference that would not be in US policy ten so Mister Mister and just kind of running out of time and is it is it normal for the for a private citizen a non US a government official to get involved in foreign policy and foreign affairs like Mister guiliani I don't know if either experts to say that but I certainly wasn't helpful and it didn't help advance you us Chris I thank you Mister Michael back Mister Turner ms Williams with a girl than a man I want to thank you also for your service your knowledge.
Major Takeaways From Tuesday's Impeachment Hearings
"Today was a big day for the public hearings on the impeachment. Investigation number of trump administration administration officials did testify. One of those officials. Was Kurt. Volker who is no longer a trump administration official but he was formally The special envoy in Ukraine now his testimony publicly apparently is different from what he said privately. So let me give you the details IOS according to Various sources The week writes in his original closed door testimony when asked if there was any talk of investigating the Biden's in July ten and meeting with Ukrainian defence leader Volker repeatedly answered no but when appearing publicly before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday Volker reverse that statement on Tuesday Volker acknowledged that Gordon Psalm land the US ambassador to the EU brought up the investigations and that he found it inappropriate in fact in the next clip. That you're about to watch. He discusses what he really feels about the demand for the Biden investigations nations. This references the conversation. I had with Mr Giuliani as well where I think. The the allegations against Vice President Biden ourselves serving bringing and not credible so the fact that he says that it self serving is important because one of the trump defenses that we commonly hear from Republicans is it. What's the big deal? Quid pro quo. We do it all the time right. I mean we do. We make these deals with foreign leaders. Yeah you make the deals with foreign leaders in in an effort to do what's in the best interest of America overall. Not what's in the best interest of the president or his political campaign which was the case with Donald Trump trump or the very least in the best interests of the American military industrial complex but not for individual politicians Yeah and it also undercuts. I I know that a lot of right wingers had been expecting that he might sort of come up hint that well you know there were concerns about Biden at the time. Like that's that's one of the main like one of the main three. I guess defenses if the trump was that obviously issues of Biden and his family and so you cannot say that it was weird to bring it up but he's pointing out that no the people in the meeting knew that there was no legitimate reason talking about investigation by that time and in previous testimony We learned that the investigation into the Biden's makes no sense because the accusation Asian by trump is that Biden wanted to get rid of a prosecutor in Ukraine who was investigating Burris MMA but now we have multiple support people who are part of trump's administration. Saying no that prosecutor who got fired first of all the international community wanted him to get fired because the investigation was a stagnant and that particular prosecutor was corrupt. And so you say that. And it's so simple so easy understand but even that very easy to under the understanding in like three months that this scandal has been in the public like attention. You can't accept that. No I still think no no by Biden project to them so I get your perspective and you're right you're definitely right but also at the same time like this is why the giant conflict of interest of having Hunter Hunter Hunter Biden. Serve on. That board is coming back to bite. Biden You know because you really shouldn't have been on that board. Let's keep it real honest about that. Might China have a big conversation where we finally take stock of the fact. That nepotism is a huge thing in American politics and American business in America entertainment and music and the media and all of that and we we strip all those people that positions that make them actually earn what they get. Ben Sure we get rid of Hunter Biden in you. Know Jared Kushner doesn't have his job and you get the trump's aren't running the trump organization Shen and Meghan McCain's off the view and everything. I think we can totally have that conversation. It's probably long overdue. But that is not what Donald Trump was trying to do. It is so disingenuous of the right to pretend that that trump actually cared about hunter by not insofar as hurts the credibility of Biden an election but because Hunter Biden being on that board means well. That's really hurting the energy sector of Ukraine. I won't stand for it. No Look I. One hundred percent agree with you and think about Donald Trump and the nepotism within his own administration. I mean two of his top advisors are family members who have absolutely no business serving in the White House or in any form of government for that matter. Yeah so One other quote from volkers testimony that I wanNA share with you. He said quote. I participated in on the July ten meeting between National Security Adviser Bolton and then Ukrainian chairman of the National Security and Defense Council. Alex Danube Daniel loop. Who has the best name I love? Because as a reminder The meeting was essentially over when ambassador. Gordon solid again. Gordon Sahlin keeps coming coming up Made a generic comment about investigations. I think all of us thought it was inappropriate. The conversation did not continue and the meeting concluded. Yeah so can I just talk briefly about So Volker his what he just said a little bit different in some substantive ways from what you said earlier silent was the earlier version of that he originally originally said no quid pro quo totally not. And he's like sorry I meant quid pro quo. It's easy to get this to mix up and you know why the reason why changes testimony is because his testimony conflicted did a great deal from the testimony given by other trump administration officials exactly in. So that's what's really interesting about. The Republicans didn't want the closed door hearings. They also coincidentally don't want the public ones but they didn't want the private ones but the thing that the private ones brought was they had multiple people come in talk about what they knew and then when stuff started to come out from it some of them started to realize like oh it's gonna be really hard to sustain what I told them or best case scenario some of them their memories jogged or whatever and so now they're story is changing especially when they have apparently come to the understanding that they work for a guy that would love to throw them under a bus and they. They don't want to be the person who goes down for this Gordon San's like this was just fun man. I just spent a million dollars. I thought it'd be cool to be ambassador for a few years. I don't WanNa go to jail for Donald Trump. And so if Gordon Gordon Sunland tells the truth or at the very least avoids going to jail for perjury or something like that. Then at the very least from his point of view it passes the buck to Rudy Giuliani. Who can go to jail right? And I think that it is honestly given what we've heard 'cause look we know that investigations into trump don't necessarily work out out the way that you would expect them to. Even if there's overwhelming evidence you know the obstruction of justice outlined in the report is just so clear but all the people surrounding funding Donald Trump who engaged in any type of criminal activity paid the consequences. So if I had to take a bet on. The fate of Rudy Giuliani Donald. Trump's personal lawyer. He's in a lot of trouble. And trump will throw him under a bus as soon as it's convenient for him to do so.
"mr. giuliani" Discussed on KGO 810
"That president trump was discussing and that may twenty third meeting and asks you to tell you and the others to talk to correct that is the same Mr Giuliani and even at that point in may twenty third you were aware of these investigations that he was publicly promoting correct I knew that he had it adopted or was interested in all of those conspiracy theories that have come from the tango back in may you know that I can act no he was insisting on a a public commitment from president elect ski to do these investigations correct well now we what we mean by these investigations of the resume the twenty sixteen election respond twenty sixteen yes and at the time that you were engaged in coordinating for this statement do you find it unusual that there was such an emphasis on a public statement from president so Lansky to carry out the investigations that the president was seeking I didn't find it that unusual I think when you're dealing with a situation where I believe the president was highly skeptical about presents Lynskey being committed to to really change in Ukraine after his entirely negative view of the country that he would want to hear something more from presence Lenski to be convinced that okay I'll give this guy a chance and he will perhaps he also wanted a public statement because it would lock missed the president's alleged ski and to do these investigations that he thought might benefit him well again were you when we say these investigations what I understood us to be talking about was Ukrainian corruption well right what what we're talking about is the recent on the twenty sixteen election let's just we can agree on that and so when we're talking about these investigations isn't it clear that a public statement would be important to Mr Giuliani because it was politically useful to the president the the way I saw it as that it would be helpful right now it would be a way of being convincing to mayor Giuliani and also the president that this team in Ukraine is serious about fighting corruption reform that they are different and if that would be helpful in getting a more positive attitude in the White House meeting scheduled then that would be useful and that would be helpful to get that White House meeting correct in fact it was a necessary condition as you understood at that point right I wouldn't call it a necessary condition and in fact when it became clear later that we were not able to agree on a an agreement that Ukrainians are comfortable with I agree with you crane is just a drop it it's not worth it no I understand that by the year your or is it your testimony that based on the text that you wrote linking the investigations and.
"mr. giuliani" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Who coordinated with Mr Giuliani to peddle false accusations against you as well as the bidens yes it is my understanding and were these mers also amplified by the presence on Donald Trump junior as well as certain for hosts on the fox yes yes that is the case okay so that was what you manager Brian to say like that line right which is that trump was getting that information from his people but then from goes on Twitter he rents in the amount of edge the search twenty about her in time how she's bad investor is everywhere Maria bondage when turned bad you start off in Somalia how did that go then passports Ukraine where the new Ukrainian president spoken favorably about her in my second phone call with him it is president's absolute right to appoint ambassadors they call it serving at the pleasure of the president the US now has a very strong and powerful foreign policy much different than preceding administrations it's called quite simply America first with all of them however I've done far more for Ukraine and mama and the Democrats immediately jumped on front between about Ivanovic you suggest witness intimidation had taken place so Adam Schiff asked you monitor whether she felt intimidated the swim eighteen a lot of said yes yes yes this is all very intimidating not withstanding the fact that as you testified earlier the president implicitly threatened you in that call record and now the president real time is attacking what effect do you think that has on other witnesses willingness to come forward and expose wrongdoing well it's very intimidating to.
New details emerge in Ukraine case on first day of public impeachment inquiry hearing
"Well the curtain has been raised on the public impeachment hearings as members of the house intelligence committee heard from two key witnesses this past day and correspondent Linda Kenyon has more from Capitol Hill come to order German Adam Schiff this is the first in a series of public hearings the committee will be holding is part of the houses impeachment inquiry in his opening statement chairmanship said the committee will hear testimony about whether president trump strong arm to US ally Ukraine to do him a political favor in exchange for the release of congressionally approved military aid whether president trump sought to exploit that allies vulnerability and invite you craze interference in our elections whether president trump something that condition official acts such as a White House meeting or US military assistance on Ukraine's willingness to assist with two political investigations that would help his reelection campaign the ranking Republican on the committee representative Devin Nunez objected to the entire premise it's nothing more than an impeachment process in search of a crime the top US diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor with several decades of public service under many U. S. president said he has no political axe to grind I am not here to take one side or the other Deputy Assistant secretary of state George can also presented his credentials I have served proudly as a non partisan career foreign service officer for more than twenty seven years ambassador Taylor told the committee about what he called an irregular channel a foreign policy being conducted in Ukraine channel that included then special envoy Kurt Volker US ambassador to the European Union garden softened secretary of energy Rick Perry White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and as I subsequently learned Mr Giuliani Giuliani as president trump's personal attorney who was central to carrying out the president's efforts to pressure Ukraine to conduct an investigation of political rival Joe Biden I wrote that withholding security assistance in exchange for help with a domestic political campaign in the United States would be crazy Taylor also described in interaction with Gordon Sunland that seem to double down on that issue the member of my staff asked investor song and what president trump thought about your great as a song responded that president trump cares more about the investigations of Biden committee counsel Dan Goldin press Taylor further about this point have you ever seen another example of foreign aid conditioned on the personal or political interests of the president of the United States no Mister Goldman of not Goldman then pose the question to Deputy Assistant secretary of state George can't is pressuring Ukraine to conduct what I believe you've called political investigations a part of US foreign policy to promote the rule of law in Ukraine and around the world it is not where is the impeachable offense Republican John Radcliffe but chairman Adam Schiff said if this is not impeachable conduct what is Linda Kenya on
Impeachment transcripts detail Giuliani's outsized influence in Ukraine policy
"President trump's personal attorney Rudy guiliani is a central figure in the house impeachment inquiry pretty clear that Mr Giuliani was running around Ukraine communicating with with people in politics in Ukraine but Democrats say they don't need guiliani's testimony to make their case
Testimony released from Trump's former Russia adviser
"News just released transcripts from the house impeachment inquiry revealing even more officials testifying under oath that they had a great great concerns about president. Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani's work in Ukraine Fiona Hell of former Russia advisor to president trump. Testifying quote I was extremely family concerned. That whatever was that Mr Giuliani was doing might not be legal. Especially after you know people had raised with me these two gentlemen Parnis and and Fruman Ella E. Fruman of course to Giuliani associates. Who are arrested recently while trying to flee the United States and Lieutenant Colonel Alexander van the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council saying this about the July phone call or president? Trump urged Ukraine's president to help Giuliani. Dig Up dirt on the bites. Let's frankly up until that call you know. In certain regards. He was acting as a private citizen advancing his own interest to a certain extent. It wasn't until that call all that it became that that it became that he was pulled into kind of an official role all right. Let's discuss all of this out front. Now Greg Brower who was an assistant the FBI director Kerry Cordeiro who was the council to the US Assistant Attorney General for national security also with US tonight former Nixon White House counsel John Dean and former Republican congressman. Charlie Dent it has been a very busy news day going through these transcripts from two top White House officials. Carry to start with you witnessed ernest after witnesses testify and they had these concerns about. Giuliani what do you make of this of all. These officials testified that they knew what Giuliani was up to. They had these concerns. They did because we had there was an individual Rudy Giuliani who was not in government. who was doing things that from their perspective? At the as as far as State Department officials are White House officials working on national security related to Ukraine that he was stepping into interfering with what they were trying to carry out as legitimate foreign policy so on one hand you have a person not in government at all who is interfering in national security interests but then the second thing that but it also tells me is that there were a lot of people in the White House who knew what was going on. And it took the whistle blower to actually report it through an official channel Hannele and start that we part of this. I mean you have about it. He'll testifying a lot of people. Knew about what was going on. But you're right. It was the whistle blower who went through those channels. But what's interesting too is just the view of these officials Juliani. You know they're trying to do their official Government Work Greg. Then you have someone going rogue Outsides doing their own thing. I mean it kind of painted this picture of pure chaos when it came to Ukraine Policy Fiona Hill testified that John Bolton Liken Giuliani to a hand grenade alive handgrenade Do you think that's proven to be true. In all of this as you learn more and more Giuliani's role becomes more apparent and and not surprisingly so and and there was also the description of John Bolton oath you know Rudy's drug deal as if to dismiss this. Yeah exactly we have more understand the context around Right that's right and it would be hard enough frankly to have the national security and diplomatic Bureaucracy dealing with some kind of rogue operation if that rogue operation was parallel but legal. But in this case it appears that perhaps it wasn't even a legal rogue operation that not only complicates it's things for the govern- officials who are supposed to be pursuing national security and diplomatic relations but it it creates a whole Potentially impeachable the situation. And that's how it's playing out. It is how it's playing out John because this is all part of this. The Democrats impeachment inquiry. I WANNA bring up. What lieutenant colonel them and testified to who about acting chief of staff and they won't be head Mick? Mulvaney Vin was asked. Do you understand how he saw. Inland came to believe that this deliverable was necessary. This area and then men responded so I heard him say that this had been coordinated with White House Chief of Staff Mr Mick Mulvaney question. What did he say about that answer? He just Said said that he had had a conversation with Mr Mulvaney. And this is what was required in order to get a meeting. How significant is it to you that he testified that the president's acting chief of staff directed this quid pro quo essentially certainly gets closer to the president and and You know whether whether they'll claim that the president had no lodge we don't know yet Feel a hill gave the same testimony. Which cooperates spend Edmund? So it's a pretty strong charge and it certainly puts Mulvaney in the loop No question about that and Pamela. I'd I would just point out at this whole thing is just one giant conspiracy to extort a bribe. And it's very conspicuous. It's just no question and now how deep the president is. That's what the House is going to establish and so do you think this is an impeachable offense then because as we know bribery. According to the constitution is impeachable impeachable. Act John They have managed in this in this instance to come right within the definition of impeachable offenses. Because you the high crimes but how. But if if no one has made that directly to the president then then how do you make that case that he should be impeached impeached. Well you know it's interesting with Nixon When he was impeached they stayed away from conspiracy? Charges There is a reference in in in the minority report of all places that he conspired but the majority the Democrats with Nixon did not charge him with a conspiracy. All of that was very conspicuous. Louis in the in the evidence I so I don't think by precedent. They'll try to draw trump in through conspiratorial actions. They'll look for him being directly involved or enough. They'll look for testimony and we're they're gonNA find that is in the Document the the readout on
Did the Trump quid pro quo begin even earlier than we thought?
"Got reporter. Eric Lipton here from the New York. Times tonight to talk about a piece of the scandal that we really have watched coming down this pike. That appears to now be pretty well and truly confirmed. We highlighted this on the show on Friday night. Was This David Ignatius column in The Washington Post raising the troubling prospect that the scheme for which the president is now being impeached. This Ukraine scheme which has basically been caught. This year might have been not the first time he did. This might might've been round to basically that Rudy Giuliani and president. Trump might have already done this once before in Ukraine with with almost the same script with the president who preceded Vladimir's Alinsky. David Ignatius was writing about it at the post last week New York Times reporter Andrew Kramer had reported boarded on pieces of this In an article times published in May of last year but now Mark Mazzetti Eric Lipton and Andrew Kramer have updated with the story and it sounds like yeah what has happened in Ukraine ahead of Zilenski. Getting in there the guy who had the infamous phone call with trump. What happened there with the previous yes? President seems very much like a first draft of what president trump has been caught for in this impeachment inquiry. Now quoting from the Times tonight long before a telephone call with with Ukraine's president that prompted an impeachment inquiry. President trump was exchanging political favors with a different Ukrainian leader who desperately sought American help for his country struggle against Russian aggression near the end of two thousand seventeen just as the Ukrainian government was trying to get final approval from the trump administration. The sale of Javelin Antitank weapons the prosecutor secured general then working for the crane president. Petro Par SHANECO quote had begun freezing cases in Ukraine that were relevant to the Mueller investigation including an inquiry inquiry tracing millions of dollars that Ukrainian political figures paid to Mr manafort quote in two thousand seventeen shortly after Mr Giuliani visited. Kiev President Pora Shaneco prosecutor-general took control from an anti-corruption bureau of a criminal investigation related to Mr Manafort same prosecutor general took further steps APPs to slow walk. The Ukrainian cases related to the Muller Investigation in November of two thousand seventeen. He gave an official order to freeze those cases in April of twenty eighteen. That same prosecutor-general would later. Coordinate closely with Mr Giuliani to promote an investigation into former vice president. Joseph R Biden so this year in two thousand nine hundred nine president trump is being impeached for demanding these bogus investigations of Joe Biden.
"mr. giuliani" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Select. how about that. man there there is there is so much here and the questions will be reported the correct way and that's what's sad is that people can find out they don't have to rely on what a TV person says is the internet of course talk radio but. people can find out everything they can read it for themselves instead of relying on someone to tell them you have to trust me. right you have to trust me. but their visit there very important part of this whole document is full transcript the Ukrainian president said we are ready to open a new page on cooperation relations between United States and Ukraine for that purpose I just recall our ambassador from United States and he will be replaced by a very competent very experience ambassador who will work hard I'm making sure the two nations are getting closer I will personally tell you that one of my assistants spoke with Mr Giuliani you just recently we're hoping very much Mr Giuliani will be able to travel to Ukraine and we'll meet once he comes to Ukraine it was it was the Ukrainian president I brought all this up. not president trump were. forty nine he wins again these Democrats are really taken a shellacking we can try to squeeze in your calls eight eight zero can as TI eighty eight zero five six seven aids you can hit me up on email you get a message been interesting of it should what you had to say about all of this. but we also have some great guests to coming up by about eight oh five this morning again the inside baseball stopping trump's immigration agenda who stopping the wall who's helping how can we make Iraq we get it done the guy got that's been in DC for a bunch of years now works for fair Andre **** RG women is going to talk about it it is seven forty nine it is your morning ritual right here on campus stink. the morning ritual with Gary Lewis. all right hip home insurance home insurance is boring nobody thinks about it senior mortgage you pay it is what it is you know when you realize you might not be good when it's too late twenty actually need something that's where Hippel comes in hippos actually modernizing home insurance has been modernized since the sixties you might be paying for things you.
"mr. giuliani" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"Two other major amendments failed and were defeated we have some truth spring of hope here to try to get this government opened a suit as possible. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and minority leader Chuck Schumer met yesterday to negotiate but did not offer details on their discussions. The Senate intelligence committee has subpoenaed President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen to appear before the panel a day after Cohen postponed testimony before a house committee setting attacks by the president on his family. Lanny Davis Cohen's attorney told ABC congress needs to take bipartisan action against threats from the White House. We need more members of congress on both sides of the out. This a fair game to criticize Mr. code family is out of bounds that our tradition as a country and Mr. Giuliani should be indicted. And Mr. I think Mr. Trump should be censured this appeanas issued yesterday morning came a day after the chairman of the house oversight and intelligence committees issued a joint statement saying they expected Cohen to testify before their panels and that not doing so was never an option. Cowan is scheduled to testify before the Republican controlled Senate committee in a closed door session on February twelfth Republican, congressman Devin Nunes. Of California told FOX Republicans. Also, welcome the chance to question Cohen. I actually wanted Cohen to come testify. So his lawyer was out recently talking about how whether or not Cohen knew about the Trump. Remember, the Trump Tower meeting that's everybody talks about that. This is where the Trump people were really willing to collude with with the Russians actually wanna know whether or not that was true. I don't think it was true. Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison last month and is scheduled to begin serving his sentence on March sixth..
"mr. giuliani" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"We have some sort of spring of hope here to try to get this government open as soon as possible. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and minority leader Chuck Schumer met yesterday to negotiate but did not offer details on their discussions. The Senate intelligence committee has subpoenaed to President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen to appear before the panel a day after Cohen postponed testimony before a house committee setting attacks by the president on his family. Lanny Davis Cohen's attorney told ABC congress needs to take bipartisan action against threats from the White House. We need more members of congress on both sides of the out. This a fair game to criticize Mr. code family is out of bounds. That's our tradition as a country and Mr. Giuliani should be indicted. And Mr. I think Mr. Trump should be censured the subpoena issued yesterday morning came a day after the chairman of the house oversight and intelligence committees issued a joint statement saying they expected Cohen to testify before their panels and that not doing so was never an option. Cohen is scheduled to testify before the Republican controlled Senate committee in a closed door session on February twelfth Republican. Congressman Devin Nunes of Cal. Told FOX Republicans. Also, welcome the chance to question Cohen. I actually wanted Cohen to come testify. So his lawyer was out recently talking about how whether or not Cohen knew about the Trump. Remember, the Trump Tower meeting that's everybody talks about that. This is where the Trump people were really willing to collude with with the Russians actually want to know whether or not that was true. I don't think it was true Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison last month and is scheduled to begin serving his sentence on March sixth..
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"Good morning. I'm Joe Bartlett. You could soon be paying more to ride the subway the MTA voting today on whether or not to raise fares. Governor Cuomo pressuring the MTA board not to raise fares to three bucks. Maybe at won't other proposals reportedly include doing away with multi discounts raising one way fares, but not monthly commuter rail fares and raising fares to four dollars on metro north and the devil are some board. Members wanna to get tough on fair evasion, which sucks a half a million a day out of the system or the board ca Justice side to postpone today's vote Alice Stockton, Rossini seven ten wer, mayor de Blasio plans to unveil a method to speed up MTA buses it. Includes more bus lanes more intersections where buses have priority in the crackdown on drivers who park in bus lanes. President Trump is backed down in that showdown. With house speaker Nancy Pelosi over the state of the union he apparently is blink visiting. Trump tweeted late Wednesday that it's house speaker. Nancy, Pelosi's prerogative to change your mind about the state of the union due to the government shutdown the president writing he'll wait to deliver his address until the shutdown is over. It's a sharp change in tone from the president who on Wednesday accused speaker Pelosi of playing politics with the state of the union. Karen Travers, ABC news, the White House. More coming up with Len Berman, and Michael Riedel is part of their big three today this morning on Twitter the president's going after Michael Cohen saying he's hired crooked Hillary Clinton's former attorney that attorney. Lanny Davis says Trump and Rudy Giuliani are threatening Coen's family need more members of congress on both sides of the out. This a fair game to criticize Mr. Cohen family is out of bounds. That's our tradition as a country and Mr. Giuliani should be indicted. And Mr. I think Mr. Trump should be. Censured and Colin postponing congressional testimony because of those alleged threats the children of illegal immigrants going to get help paying for college in New York. Jose Peralta state estate dream act is named after the late Senator who died last November. His widow Evelyn Peralta says her husband would be proud to see the Bill passed. So every young immigrant hearing, my words, we love you. We see you. And we welcome you into our American family. Opponents say the measure is unfair to taxpayers who often have to take loans to send their kids to college. I'm sue Guzman on seven ten w on.