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Philadelphia - In blistering ruling, judge throws out Trump suit in Pa.
"Claimed there was misconduct when it came to Pennsylvania's Melon ballot system. But US Middle District Judge Matthew Brand ruled that was not the case when he tossed out the suit filed by the Trump campaign into a courtroom really have to explain yourself on the basis for why you're there and plainly, Mr Giuliani was not able to do that Mark. Errant Chick is one of the lawyers who represented the Commonwealth, He says allegations of voter fraud the Trump campaign made out of court were never actually argued in the case, something he says the judge made clear. It's a campaign attorney Rudy Giuliani said. You know, you keep talking about conspiracies and frauds. But I'll send the actual written complaint here in court, and it's Giuliani conceded this was not a fraud case. Following the ruling, Giuliani released a statement that says, in part, the decision turns out to help them in their strategy to get their case to the Supreme Court. But before they could go that far, the third circuit must hear their appeal. Justin Nude, O K Y w News radio.
"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.
DOJ open to reviewing credibility of any Ukraine-related material: Barr
"Even after the acquittal of the president his lawyer Rudy Giuliani is pursuing allegations of corruption in Ukraine this past week Attorney General William Barr said the justice department would carefully scrutinize what Giuliani finds last July president trump made the phone call to Ukraine that led to impeachment he asked the president of Ukraine to investigate a mysterious Democratic National Committee computer server that Mr trump said was hidden in Ukraine we have found that odd request is a story that has grown over the years and was influenced by Moscow you may have wondered how the president was impeached over Ukraine of all places the answer is in the story of the mystery server a reminder that the US and Russia have been on opposite sides of a war in Ukraine since Russia's invasion in twenty fourteen Ukraine security is important to our security and the reason I believe that is that Ukraine is on the front line few people understand what's at stake as well as ambassador bill Taylor he led the U. S. embassy in Ukraine as the trump administration withheld military aid while pressing for investigations of Democrats it was a logical that could not be explained it was crazy trailers testimony carried the weight of his resume west point one hundred and first airborne in Vietnam thirty three years as a diplomat and an expert on Ukraine the Russians are fighting a hybrid war against Ukraine but not just by the crime they're fighting hybrid war against Europe and against the United States the war that the Russians are fighting in Ukraine we have a stake in we have a stake in but it's not just the military war was the cause hybrid wars more than tanks and soldiers hybrid war is information war it's cyber war made its economic war it's a tax on elections and as we know they've attacked our elections the Russian attack on the twenty sixteen election included hacking the computers of the Democratic National Committee US intelligence agencies found the Russian government inspired to help president elect trump selection chances when possible by discrediting secretary Clinton former deputy national intelligence officer and see I a Russia analyst Andrea Kendall Taylor worked on that report the report itself is based on a large body of evidence that demonstrated not only what Russia was doing but also it's intact and it's based on a number of different sources collected human intelligence technical intelligence you seem to be saying that the evidence is convincing that this isn't a close call that's absolutely right if you read the intelligence report it's the consensus view of three intelligence agencies at CIA and NSA and the FBI I'd like to highlight from the same conclusion was reached by the Republican led Senate select committee on intelligence the committee's report on Russian interference was unanimously approved by all of its democratic and Republican members rushes uses social media to him a credit mark Warner is vice chairman the Russian project was a top down government run covert operations that hacked into the DNC an individual's personal emails and weaponize that information to release it at the most important times but the idea that the trump campaign was helped by Russia even unwittingly was a unanimous judgment Mr trump would not accept and by the way folks just in case you were curious no Russia did not help me okay Russia the Russian hopes Mr troop begin a campaign to discredit the intelligence community's conclusions he tweeted so how and why are they so sure about hacking if they never even requested an examination of the computer servers in Mr trump's telling the FBI failed to look for evidence on the Democrats computer network the story of the mystery server was born you dealt directly with the FBI I did yeah sure would Robert Johnston was an investigator of the DNC hack for crown strike a leading cyber security company hired by the Democrats the same he told us the FBI didn't physically examined the DNC servers because crown strike gave the bureau copies of the data from the servers if there is also a server for a computer system of any kind that's involved in the incident you can take an exact bit for bit digital copy of what's on that system now that digital copy is just as good as having the real thing as far as you know the F. B. I. god what it needed and what it wanted exactly and and evidence of that is you don't hear the FBI complaining he's right a former senior government official familiar with the investigation told us that the FBI would have preferred to work along side crowd strikes investigators but the Democratic National Committee decided to give the bureau digital copies of its servers instead the official told us this was acceptable in fact even typical in FBI investigations the F. B. I. use the data to help indict twelve Russian intelligence agents for hacking the DNC but Mr trump's tweets persisted why did the DNC refused to turn over its server to the FBI and where are hidden and smashed DNC servers there were more than one hundred forty servers and the Democrats network but Mr trump created an image of a single box of incriminating information where is the server I want to know where is the server and what is the server saying with that being said all I can do is ask the question my people came to me Dan coats came to me and some others they said they think it's Russia I have president Putin he just said it's not Russia I will say this I don't see any reason why it would be but I really do want to see the server that statement leading Russia off the hook course president trump to issue a retraction the next day we'll probably through all of this Vladimir Putin wasn't just standing idly by he was working to shift blame away from Russia what we can say is that Russia did what Russia dies and that is piling on they amplify those narratives in ways that than advance Russia's own interests they look for conspiracy theories that are already out there they're picking up on elements or narratives that already exist in a society and amplifying those narratives that advance Russian interests the interested Putin was to drive a wedge between his enemy Ukrainian and Ukraine's most important ally the United States I successful prosperous western oriented Ukraine provides a direct threat to Putin's hold on power he can't how the successful Ukraine on his southern border because then it demonstrates to Russians what is possible we need to weeks after Mr trump's inauguration Hooton said in this news conference you it was not Russia that help Donald Trump but Ukraine that helped Hillary Clinton Russian media and U. S. conspiracy websites began to spend suspicion of Ukraine ultimately those rumors appealed to Mr trump's private lawyer Rudy Giuliani who was working to discredit the investigations of Russian meddling in twenty sixteen and there were concerns that there was another game being played another channel that Mr Giuliani was involved as head of the U. S. embassy in Ukraine bill Taylor was frustrated that Giuliani was agitating for investigations that were never official US policy did anyone at the state department ever direct you to investigate whether there was a server in Ukraine so why not no internet search for no one perhaps except the president in twenty seventeen for the first time he added Ukraine to the story of the server in an interview he said why wouldn't Hillary Clinton allow the FBI to see the server they brought in another company that I hear is Ukrainian based crown strike the reporter asked that's what I heard I heard it's owned by a very rich Ukrainian the securities and exchange commission shows that crowd strike is incorporated in Delaware and based in California it's larger shareholders are American venture capital firms over the years crowd strike has been hired by both the democratic and Republican parties so the server they say is held by a company whose primary ownership individual is from you perfect I'd like to see the server are there any links to your knowledge between crowd strike and anyone in Ukraine not to my knowledge was this something that the embassy was concerned about no during the investigation you were leading the crowd strike ever send any of the DNC's computer hardware to Ukraine now that that is that is insane and that is not within the realm of reality last July reality suffered a final blow the story Mr trump first adopted as a server the FBI was blocked from seeing and then became the server investigated by a Ukrainian company finally morphed into the server hidden in Ukraine in the call after the Ukrainian president ask for anti tank missiles to defend himself from Russia Mr trump replied I would like you to do us a favor though they say crowd strike I guess you have one of your wealthy people the server they say you crane hazard this was the first favor Mr trump asked for even before his request that Ukraine also investigate the son of vice president Biden this past November Mr trump spoke by phone to fox and friends the server to cloud strife or whatever it's called which is a country which is a company owned by a very wealthy Ukrainian and I still want to see that server you know the F. B. I.'s never gotten that server that's a big part of this whole thing why did they give it to Ukrainian company they did that are you sure the David to Ukraine well that's what the word is the word that Ukraine was involved was amplified by the president's defenders in the impeachment inquired think pointed to a twenty sixteen opinion article and social media posts written by Ukrainians that were critical of Mr trump as though they were equivalent to Russia's covert campaign targeting U. S. computer networks voting systems and social media Fiona hill Mr trump's former senior director for Russia on the National Security Council warned the committee some of you on this committee appear to believe that Russia and its security services did not conduct a campaign against our country and that pops somehow for some reason Ukraine days this is a fictional narrative that is being perpetrated in propagated by the Russian security services themselves what are the chances that this whispering campaign about a Democratic National Committee server in Ukraine is actually a Russian intelligence operation the Russian disinformation operation the Russians are very good and fast it's these fake stories that they have propagated and that's what they do they do it pretty well we have to be on guard against the that is the diversity from Vladimir Putin's perspective it worked last November as impeachment played out in America's next election season was under way he said at this forum thank god no one is accusing us of interfering in the U. S. selections anymore now they're accusing you cranes assembly not we reached out to the White House multiple times on this story but they did not
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 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.
"mr. giuliani" Discussed on Talk Radio WPHT 1210
"Are you a feminist changed and and you didn't buy it looks as though Mr Giuliani kept their July kept going in doing some more work in June stuff to me but at the end of the day it was stuff I'd already reported it didn't add anything new and so I didn't pursue it any further the stuff I had reported in March April and may but the ready corroborated was out there was on the record all the documents were there and I focus my attention on suing to get the state department to give us the records where is it now do you think because I think this blow up in everybody's faces now we saw this one Congress woman that I I spoke about earlier yesterday she said I didn't I didn't come here to impeach this guy I've I've I'm sure I supported the inquiry and she was obviously they call it yeah whip the meaning of the majority of the minority whip right that's whipping votes is what it means and right the congresswoman changed her mind so are I think this is ending up badly for them because none of the witnesses but for ambassador someone could ever help in the and a Senate trial because the other witnesses are here say witnesses and in witnesses none of that's really the problem that is a problem for the Democrats I think the other problem is listen because impeachments a political act political momentum is important and you see the Democrats political meant of momentum going in reverse particularly the independent voters are souring on the idea of impeachment these hearings did not make the sort of case that swayed independence in some cases but independence in reversal that there are less likely to be even less unhappy about the impeachment proceedings it's a tricky thing I thought the Congress woman made an interesting tidbit yesterday she suggested something I talked about a few times maybe the Democrats will find impeachment articles and instead go to a center because they don't feel like they have the public behind them that'll be a dynamic to watch over the next two to three weeks and then you got Chuckie Todd he's now panicking in the mob too but I don't think the Democrats have made the case on impeachment they wanna pivot and say well we'll just center because they say the polls are going south John John and we come back I want to get to the call me wrote yesterday but look only one in five American homes have a home security system now part of it I blame the home security industry because why they hard why your home you have to pay a fortune for installation you have to sign a five year deal fifty sixty Bucks a month and you can never get out of it you know even if you don't like them our and then you go to another be moved to another place you can take it with you it's hard wired well simply safe is wireless a lot of my wife I goes down no problem they have that it works anyway what if.
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
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
‘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 10 10 WINS
"Karen Stewart our next report is ten fifty one on ten ten wins wins news time ten forty two another round of testimony in the impeachment hearings today it's the former and as the director on Russia and an official from the US embassy in Ukraine let's get the very latest live with our Juliet Papa in the ten ten wins newsroom and Susan questioning now by the attorney for the Democrats on the impeachment committee Daniel Goldman asking national security adviser David Holmes about how he learned who was guiding policy in Ukraine Mister Holmes did you also understand that ambassador Sunland had been given some authority over Ukraine policy from the president hope we understood that that he'd been told to work with that Mr Giuliani now guiliani of course had no official context and he was working on behalf of president trump in an unofficial capacity homes over heard the president's call with ambassador Gordon Sunderland he says the president spoke loudly and someone had to move the phone away from his ear he says president asked specifically about Ukraine launching a Biden investigation former Russian advisor Dr Fiona hill also made an opening statement at these hearings warning of the perils of a parallel story as I told the committee last month I refuse to be part of an effort to legitimize an alternate narrative the Ukrainian government is a U. S. address three of the Ukraine not Russia talked in twenty sixteen these functions are harmful even if they do call for purely domestic political purposes she says Russia is poised again to do damage to our democracy and our institutions and the next presidential election and in her testimony she also said she was disappointed that the call to Ukraine's presidential Lansky was not formal and not going to be about policy live in the newsroom Juliet Papa tented wins news you can watch the hearings at ten ten wins dot com.
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
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.
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
"mr. giuliani" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"I've got houses in schools to help rebuild in the Virgin Islands expansion of voting rights educational opportunities. Criminal Justice reform. Thank God, the democratic majority can walk into gum at the same time. So we're here with you right now. Missile coin you learned well in the ten years that you worked with Donald Trump. What was your position with the GOP in the up to eight months ago? I was vice chair of the RNC finance committee vice chair of the finance of the Republican National Committee, right, correct? Okay. Do want to say I was a democrat until Steve Wynn found out I was democrat and made me switch parties that Democrats to be the vice chair good let you to. I don't only have a little bit of time on behalf of the many members here who have expressed to your family our apologies to your family. But I want to apologize for the inappropriate comments in tweets that have been made by other members of this body and as a former prosecutor in his former counsel on house ethics. I think that the very least there should be a referral to the ethics committee of witnessing tampering under USC fifteen twelve of my colleague, Matt gaetz and maybe possibly him being referred for criminal prosecution. So I wanna put that on the record on may second twenty eighteen the president's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani loses personal attorney like you appeared on Fox News and referred to the president's reimbursement. T for the hundred and thirty. Payment for Stephanie Clifford has part of a retainer, and I'm Nathan twenty one day after Mr. Giuliani's appearance. The president tweeted, and I quote, Mr. Cohen, an attorney received a monthly retainer not from the campaign and having nothing to do with the campaign from which he entered into three 'imbursement a private contract between two parties known as a nondisclosure agreement or NDA the office of government ethics which is the agency which the federal government with responsibility over what the president needs to report publicly about his assets was puzzled by this. It seems and they were skeptical that a retainer was actually in place and asked to see the retainer agreement on call of may eighth with the president the president's personal counsel Sherry Dylan replied that. She would. And I quote, not permit OGE staff to read the agreement because it is privilege MS Dylan would not even let OG staff come to her office to review the retainer agreement. Mr colleen. In a court filing. Maiden August of last year. Federal prosecutors stated that quote in truth. And in fact, there was no such retainer agreement. Mr. Cohen, did you ever have a retainer agreement in place with the president for the payments in his Clifford? No. So was Mr. Giuliani statement inaccurate. Yes. Was miss Dylan statement about a retainer agreement. Inaccurate Dylan statement is about the retainer agreement is inaccurate. And her state statement is what her statement to them. What quote not to permit OJ staff to read the agreement because it is a privilege. There was no agreement and is the president's tweets or his statement accurate. And his statement was Mr. Cohen attorney received a monthly retainer now from the campaign and having nothing to do with the campaign from which he entered in through through a reimbursement. That's not accurate. You mentioned some individuals to my colleague from New York, miss Connelly and also in your testimony about Mr. wisenberg and other individuals miss Rona who were those individuals are they with the Trump organization they are there. Other people that we should be meeting with Alan Weisberg is the chief financial officer. Many names as you can. So we can get to them. Just as miss Rona. What does miss ruinous Rhona Graff is the Mr. Trump's executive assistant? But she be able to corroborate many of the statements that you've made here because she was heard officers directly next to his and she's involved in a lot that went on. Mr. Cohen when the president's lawyers were having discussions with the office of ethics in two thousand eighteen did they reach out to you to talk with you about these payments Noman, and what did you did you share anything with them, otherwise in any other conversation? I do not recall no in the committee of taymor formation about these facts by teaming testimony documents from the White House, the Trump organization and the president's attorneys. I believe so Mr. chair, I think that those are the individuals that we should be speaking with and I yield back at this time. Many will now stand in recess again. We will come back. Listen up thirty thirty five minutes, thirty five minutes after the last vote began so often Mr. coin going we're talking about probably about an hour about an hour or so. And so there we are finally another break looks like maybe an hour as you just heard from the chairman of the committee logic Cummings our democratic Maryland, boy, there's a lot to digest here. And we're going to do it. I'm dick held along. With Charles Feldman. We have in studio guests, we will get to them and other things in just a moment. But.
"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..
"mr. giuliani" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"We heard President Trump talked about his chances of being impeached and his prediction of widespread poverty. If he is, here's what his lawyer. Rudy Giuliani had to say on the subject to Sky News today. Mr. Giuliani is inevitable known. The President Trump will be impeached hardly. I think it's inevitable that he wound President Trump is a completely cleared. You have this Cohen guy. He doesn't know anything about Russian collusion to ninety about obstruction. He's a massive liar. With anything. It's turned very much in the president's favor. You only impeach him for political reasons, and the American people would revolt against. You have to admire how hard that gentleman hit the pro shop. He's got the Trump jacket and the tartan plaid Trump golf hat. That's hitting the pro shop hard. When you get there back to news Giuliani may believe it's inevitable that Trump won't be impeached and we are hearing the word more often or a more general conversation and a question about whether the president will reach the scheduled calendar, organic end of his term. Well, joining us tonight, Jim, Warren veteran print journalist and political commentator, who was there. He covered the Clinton impeachment trial for the Chicago Tribune. Later, of course, serving as their Washington bureau chief. These days. He is executive editor of the new startup called news guard available in spray enroll on that will rate the veracity of news and information sites, and also joining our conversation is our friend. Steve Kornacki. So Mr. Warren, are you surprised that we're hearing the word and we're hearing the word from the president using it obviously to bat it down? Well, first of all, I'm surprised. You didn't answer the question where Giuliani's greens, fees, wave by Trump. That's I would love to know. I mean the stuff with Clinton's fascinating clearly. Trump and his camp, invite the comparison province reasons. One have this look like it's merely private behavior when in fact, as Steve noted, it's apples and oranges, particularly with the charge, I think, which is very different now of hush money. Both men though portray themselves distinctly as victims of witch hunts in the case of Trump Robert Muller in the case of Clinton by Ken Starr if you remember back, there was a great show on early days of MSNBC called the news with the camera. Yeah, I can't remember what. The venom that we reported that particular democrat showed it toward Ken Starr was Utah. Now, one thing that left out of that brilliant, brief concise history of Steve was the fact that Clinton benefited not just from a good economy, but by the unpopularity of his enemies notably Newt Gingrich Gingrich. Remember, amazingly, he win seats. Gingrich time's man of the year only a year or two before resigned. The speakership once said parenthetically, it looks like a guy now forgotten by history. Bob Livingston was going to be the successor and what happens to him loan. Behold, he's got resigned from congress because of extra marital complexities. A difference at this point obviously is that we don't know what Muller knows. We have no clue. We are just guessing at some point in that fall, we knew exactly what kind of star had via that report that..
"mr. giuliani" Discussed on AM Joy
"He said that this was only an effort by Anatolia veselnitskaya to to bring information about Russian adoption policy and didn't mention anything about the. We've, we've had so many different stories and Joyce. If if you think that's confusing, let me show you what Mr. Giuliani said about the truth this morning. When you tell me that, you know he should testify because he's going to tell the truth and you shouldn't worry. Well, that's so silly because it somebody's version of the truth, not the truth. He didn't have a conversation. This Trump I go. Like, I know it isn't true, true. There's in truth. The president United States says, I didn't truth is truth. Mr Mayor de realized what I know this is going to become like that don't don't do. Don't do this to me. Don't truth. Donald Trump says, I didn't talk about Flint with Komi. Komi says you did talk about it. So tell me what the truth is Don Mcgann by such a genius, John Mcgann, Don Mcgann, does it no. Joyce helped me true if isn't true coming, you know, it's Sunday. I've been a preacher long time. I've never truth isn't truth. What does that mean? I mean, that's not even rational. If you have to resort to truth isn't truth, particularly as a lawyer, you're in a very dark place. You're in a place where you know your client is in a lot of trouble because we all know that there is a truth and when two witnesses tell different stories in an investigation, which is what Giuliani is pointing to hear the job for investigators to go look at evidence that corroborates one version or the other, but Trump has tried to maintain throughout this. The truth is what he says. The truth is a couple of weeks ago. He said, you can't believe what you see. You can't believe what you hear and at bottom, it's this effort by his administration to convince the American people that there is no truth that is the most disheartening part of this whole endeavor because there is truth. It's what prosecutors like folks in my my former job do every day in court, help juries make determinations about what is the truth. There is a truth about this president scene. It's time for the American people to learn what it is now, Richard in the White House, isn't it time for someone to call this to order and say, look, this is what is legal. This is what is ethical. This is what we do, and all other nonsense goes to the side and those that have violated including the president have to be held accountable. I mean, you can't have this flexible of true Finn and ethics, and people just move around and reinterpret and reposition things of carding to what is in their interests. Somebody needs to stab leash off in that White House as been done in every administration, whether I agreed with the politics and not. I've never seen a situation where you have this kind of disarray and kind of almost. Moving ball morality around the west wing. Guessing date and this is just a rehash of what Kellyanne Conway said, what she talked about. Alternative facts. There is such a thing as objective truth and those on the extreme left and extreme right, have persistently consistently attacked the objective truth, that notion of objective truth. This is the way Hitler talked in his political campaigns about truth and that there is no such thing as objective truth. I say what the truth is. This is a distortion of the truth is combined with extreme racism and extreme religious bigotry. It is very dangerous for our country. The White House is not going to fix this problem. It is up to the United States. Congress to address at the constitution has an impeachment clause, and the congress is not investigating it is their obligation to hold hearings as they did in nineteen seventy three, nine hundred seventy four. The respect president. Nixon inquire into structure of Justice, abuse of power violation of the United States constitution, and they aren't doing anything. They're sitting on their rear add griping about Hillary Clinton's E mail and attack on the f. b. I hope the voters throw every last one of them out the door. All right, Richard will join us in our next hour. Thank you to Natasha and Bertran and Joyce vans Moi joy after the break. Next, my panel reacts to my interview with Orosa this morning..
"mr. giuliani" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"The notion that that no sitting president should be forced to answer subpoenas. He's gone so far suggests that even the unanimous decision USB Nixon was was wrongly decided. And so we know that after pursuing the President Clinton during the Starr investigation, he had a change of heart once he went to work for President Bush and subsequently. So I. Is that the court? Let me ask you is that the core then of Democrats are going with this. Not that he is a traditional Republican appointee who may do things that shocked many people. Most women in America would be against overturning Roe as well as a lot of other people, but not so much only that, but you're you. And the Democrats are basically saying this person was picked by Trump to protect Trump that he is part of a softer type of obstruction. Are you prepared to go that far? I think we have to, I think we have to examine his record and look at the context. President Trump and Mr. Giuliani said, he's going to decide whether to force subpoena for Mr. Muller, whether he's gonna volunteer, totally testify. That's a decision that could easily go to the supreme court. Mr. Kavanagh's express his views already on that subject matter, say in saying that the president shouldn't be forced at answer subpoenas, and so you never know what's Donald Trump's. Mine. But you have to know that he knew that Cavanaugh was someone who wanted to protect the president in a context that he finds himself in and think of the constitutional crisis we'd be in if he was the deciding vote in a in a constitutional crisis where Mr. Muller actually issued a subpoena and the White House and dial Trump refused to comply with it. I think it is a context for this nomination. I'm not casting aspersions on the integrity of Mr. Cavanaugh, but he has well expressed views here, and there's a context in his appointment to the seat. And so I think Democrats are really need to examine a what he intends to do if faced with that choice. Right. I understand how how precise measure you're being while raising the fact that this is not a drill where dealing with a president who seems to delight in breaking things. And the question of whether Muller can put him in the grand jury box. If he won't do the interview. Unlike the Clinton example where it was negotiated out may go all the way to the supreme court. I mean, I think you're saying something that our viewers know is a very real possibility in the near term. Speaking of the molar pro wanna get to that. I wanna play for you. Donald Trump who did promise to come out with all of this dirt on your side as all things in politics, rough and dirty is fine. A legal or foreign is not. Let's look at that moment and then and then we'll ask you about it. I am going to give a major speech on probably Monday of next week and whether it'd be discussing all of the things that have taken place with the Clintons. I think you're gonna find it very informative and very. That was hours after Donald Trump junior confirmed the Trump Tower meeting the president's former lawyer. Michael Cohen now says Donald Trump knew about it. Can you shed any light on that based on what you experience then being on the other side of.
"mr. giuliani" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"It more fair to give extra time to deal with them rather than fasttracking your case i mean just from a general view of fairness well lawsuits aren't fair ari frankly and they're just not and this lawsuit and many others i've been involved in it's likely not going to be fair either fares one of those four letter words but let me say this we're seeking to to lift the stay in our case we think that mr giuliani and mr trump shot themselves in the foot if you will by making these very public statements about their ability to defend themselves and making statements and admissions about what mr trump new and winnie knew it and about one hundred thirty thousand dollars in the way that it was handled i think those statements are gonna come back and bite them in a very big way i don't think this case is going to be put on hold for months or years on end and ultimately are i think that the statements are going to prove to be fodder for us being able to depose the president in the coming months placing him under oath you think you're more likely to get the president rothe now than you were before all of the coen prob tmz there's no question in my mind about that ari especially in light of mr giuliani statements which are very very helpful and i hope he continues to go on fox as many times as he possibly can and he should provide as many facts and statements he's like too because we're counting them and we're very appreciative of his efforts were you struck mr giuliani says he hasn't talked to his client and weeks i don't believe that i'm thinking much of i don't well i don't believe much of what mr giuliani says i don't know if he's lying are or maybe he's just dazed and confused which appears to be on a fairly regular basis i mean this whole thing doesn't make any sense to me i don't understand why he was hired to begin with i don't understand why he hasn't been fired at this point in light of the appearances these made in the statements that he's made but look if they wanted if mr trump wants to continue to employ this guy to go out and represent him on television and make very damaging legal statements god bless them well it's interesting you mention days it could fuse because of course plot of that movie involves whether you want to sign something and be accurate about it and they don't want to sign it on the senate football field as i recall and david denison in the visage of donald trump didn't wanna sign the india that you're litigating so a very apt at reference you make i want to also ask you because you've put michael coen's legal career under scrutiny i wanna ask you about your law firm you're familiar with these reports los angeles times says law firm stormy daniels attorney hit with ten million dollar judgment are there problems in in payments or.
"mr. giuliani" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"Breaking news tonight some stunning pushback from the office of the first lady melania trump directed at her husband's personal attorney rudy giuliani as you know giuliani was brought on board just last month to be aggressive a flame thrower and defend the president against his legal troubles he's certainly living up to that and right now under fire tonight from the first lady's team this all started earlier today at a conference in tel aviv where giuliani was asked how mrs trump feels about allegations from stormy daniels that she had an affair with the president back in two thousand and six here's how giuliani responded she believes in a husband she knows it's not true i don't even think there's a slight suspicion that it shooing excuse me but when you look at stormy daniels i know donald trump look at us three wives right beautiful women classy women women of great substance stormy daniels now the first lady might have remained quiet about mr giuliani thing she believes in her husband knows it's not true but instead this afternoon her communications director came out with a statement quote i don't believe mrs trump has ever discussed her thoughts on anything with mr giuliani it's dana bash talked with giuliani to get his reaction to all this she joins me now along with cnn chief legal analyst jeffrey toobin dan i just find this fascinating first of all how unusual is it before we get to a juliana his told you how unusual is that the first lady's office put out a statement basically slapping him down so unusual i mean anderson it's unusual for the first lady's office in any white house to put out a statement on anything of this nature even if they were talking about a political foe this is far from that i mean this is the first lady's office as you said slapping down the president her husband's attorney for something that he said in a public forum on a global stage about her sort of saying what she would he thinks that she feels or what she believes and you know so she's basically saying to him cut it out but she's also sending a signal and the very carefully worded statement that maybe she doesn't believe her husband and there's no.
"mr. giuliani" Discussed on 10 10 WINS
"A low of fifty three breezy and cooler tomorrow a high of only around sixty nine rain ending early then maybe a little afternoon sun but some spots may see a leftover shower warming up to around seventy two on tuesday of some sun gives way to clouds maybe a shower or thunderstorm later in the day good evening i'm vaughan wins news time at the tone ten thirty good evening i'm mario boss claims today by donald trump's lawyer rudy giuliani hypothetically speaking mr trump could have shot former fbi director james comey to stop the russia probe not face prosecution while in office mr giuliani huffpost interview said that presidential power goes so far there quote in no case can be subpoenaed are indicted and in a memo leaked to the new york times that's a look inside the legal strategy from president trump's attorneys and argument that the president cannot obstruct justice because he would be obstructing himself since he is the nation's top law enforcement officer the president's lawyer giuliani addressed a letter here's tower palmieri with more in the president's tourneys believe the president has the power to pardon himself he he's not but he probably does rudy giuliani was responding after a secret memo sent to the special counsel leaked to the new york times in it trump's lawyers claim that the president can't be guilty of obstructing justice and has the authority to terminate the case while giuliani said a self part in maybe legal he acknowledged it would come at a high political price gordon to the new york times a twenty page letter to special counsel muller's office argues a president cannot be compelled to testify in front of a.
"mr. giuliani" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"That kind of admission to a disbar defense was a little too much to bear for the giant law firm from which rudy giuliani took a leave of absence to become donald trump's and michael cohen public defender the firm greenberg charring announced today that rudy giuliani is no longer on a leave of absence because the firm has completely severed its relationship with rudy giuliani and the law firm announce that rudy giuliani was not telling the truth about paying off porn stars and other women to buy their silence force celebrity clients with the law firms money jill perry the law firms spokesperson told the new york times we cannot speak for mr giuliani with respect to what was intended by his remarks speaking for ourselves we would not condone payments of the nature alleged to have been made or otherwise without the knowledge and direction of a client rudy giuliani issued a written statement about his departure from the firm today i believe it is in everyone's best interest that i make it a permanent resignation a written statement for rudy giuliani when rudy giuliani become so careful so reserve issuing a written statement instead of going on fox news and blabbing about it and while he's at it calling stormy daniels lawyer michael have an audience ambulance chaser his favorite phrase of last week rudy giuliani donald trump have not dared to say the words michael avenue vis week after michael nadi revealed the millions of dollars in payments that michael cohen's llc has received after he used that llc to pay stormy daniels one hundred and thirty thousand dollars including the payments of a five hundred thousand dollar inflow from.
"mr. giuliani" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"The president then is pleased with the job mr giuliani is doing again i haven't had that conversation with the president that's an outside counsel and not something that would be a part of that is press secretary sarah sanders this afternoon responding to one of several questions and comments made by rudy giuliani last night on fox good afternoon and welcome to washington today for thursday may third twenty eighteen i'm bill scanlon more from today's news conference in a moment but first a quick look at news headlines house chaplain reverend patrick conroy announced his resignation last month informed speaker paul ryan today that you wanted to resent his offer and remain in his position at least through the end of this year the washington post paul came reports that in a two page letter by the conroy told speaker ryan that he gave into pressure from the speaker staff when he agreed in mid april to resign believing that representative ryan had the power to fire him but the chaplain now believes he was pressured into the resignation for lack of 'cause congresses out this week but when they return they'll be met by an eleven million dollar budget reduction package from the white house politico's john bresnahan and sarah ferris report the proposal will not target funds from the recently passed one point three trillion dollar spending bill instead it will focus on years old spending that's been approved but hasn't yet been spent senate majority leader mitch mcconnell is set on getting all of president trump's judicial nominees a floor vote this year telling radio host hugh hewitt today quote.
"mr. giuliani" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The president personally reimbursed another lawyer who pulled the silence of a porn star about an alleged affair with mr trump in two thousand sixteen the president's has previously denied any knowledge of the payment johnson paul reports president trump has always denied having a relationship with the former porn star stormy daniels back in two thousand and six all of which made it decidedly odd that the president's lawyer would pay her one hundred thirty thousand dollars hush money just days before the presidential election and then he's only public comments that president while on air force one four weeks ago said he knew nothing about the payment but last night the former mayor of new york rudy giuliani revealed the president had repaid his lawyer the hundred and thirty thousand dollars paid to miss daniels mr giuliani said donald trump about the specifics of it but was aware of the general arrangement president trump has suggested in a tweet that an announcement is imminent on the situation of three americans held in north korea laura bicker is in seoul we have spoken to the south korean activists who says that his north korean sources telling them that they have been moved from labor camps to a hotel in pyongyang while they await release now i have to emphasize he is one person who's spoken to sources in north korea we cannot independently verify this in the meantime president trump tweeted he said as everybody is aware of the past administration has long been asking for the three hostages to be released from a north korean labor camp but to no avail stay tuned talks have begun in beijing with visiting us delegation led by the treasury secretary steve mnuchin aimed at averting a trade war between the world's largest economies discussions will center on a deepening row of balloons of donors wealth and potential new tires ruben brown's reports from shanghai the us team arrives with the aim of negotiating what the president says is a level playing field the us wants an immediate cut in china's trade surplus moves towards that may come but demands for changes to china's big strategic push to develop hitech industries are far less likely to follow in the days ahead of this trip the bbc understands that imports and exports of ford vehicles that the key port of tianjin in the northeast of china were put on hold the move the.