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"mueller trump" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

02:02 min | 1 year ago

"mueller trump" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"The fact is, it's both in legal and immoral. You put it so starkly. Let's listen to the other time this came up when Jared Kushner struggled with a very similar question about what you just said, was a moral obligation as well as a legal one take a look. My question to you is why didn't you pick up the phone and call the FBI? It was an Email that said Russia that said the Russian government was trying to help, but why didn't you do that Jonathan? We're in a place now where people are playing Monday morning quarterback. And they're being so self righteous had there been something that actually wasn't a fairies at that meeting. They came up, maybe we would have done something different. But the reality is, is that the meeting was a total waste of time. We only if the happened again, I don't know it's hard to do hypotheticals, but the reality is, is that we were not giving anything that was salacious. I don't know how pathetic are he went? He went to a pretty good law school. So he's done some hypotheticals before when you see that when you see the president's comments, do you think at a certain point? This is not just ignorance or willful blindness, but something more sinister. Or are you not prepared to go that far? Well, in the president's case, I think, speaker Pelosi said today that he really doesn't have the capacity to understand. Right and wrong. And I believe that's true in Jared, Kushner's case, the idea that you're naievety would allow you to ignore. What is law and precedent? I mean, anytime you take an important meeting and campaign, their lawyers there to explain to you. What's, what's legal? And what isn't either they didn't avail themselves of that talent or they ignored it. And in either case it's unacceptable behavior. And these are folks who've worked with a lot of lawyers have been Trump is nothing if not known for litigation most to just candidate in American history, Kushner's. There's I mentioned is, is a lawyer himself. Congressman. Lived through this in a eerie. Echo of some of this as the president says will. That's not how it works. Showed through your actions. How you how you think it should work? And we appreciate you telling the story here at newly relevant tonight. Congressman Tom downing. Thank you. All right. Thank you, sir..

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"mueller trump" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

02:43 min | 1 year ago

"mueller trump" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"There is a sense of decency about fruit from the forbidden tree ill gotten gain. Four congressmen and allegory advisor Tom Downey is here with me now exclusively. Thanks for coming on the beat about this. My pleasure. You are now a fascinating footnote newly unearthed in the news on this story. You've done many things in your life. But on this story, walk us through why you made that decision how quickly you call the FBI and what you think watching all this. Well, the fact is it was quite clear to me when I saw the debate materials and the video that this was Bush campaign material that I should not have, and I call my lawyer, we talked about what we were going to do with it. We've turned it over immediately. He eventually turned it over to the FBI. They came and interviewed me that day. And the curious thing about it was, I had to explain what the crime was to the FBI agent. But the fact is on that point, they came out and saw you how soon that afternoon same day for four hours. So you'll reaction as a campaign operative was. This might be criminal because it could be stolen at a minimum to help another side. And you call the authorities and their reaction is this is important. They come out same day. Correct. And not only that, but Louis Freeh, who is the director of the FBI at the time became the agent of record. So then why? Well, not only did I have to turn it over. But then I had to recuse myself from any further campaign activity on, it was clear to me that no one would believe that I hadn't read the material or watch the video. So to make sure that we made a clean break of this, so that there could be free and fair and honest debate. I didn't participate in the campaign after that, let's take a look at that actually because we read, what you said, at the time, people are cynical about the political process. I happen to believe it is a noble and honorable profession that the American people to believe that we must act honorably, and that is what I've tried to do here. So to put you in the strike zone middle of the plate ball, down the field question. How does what you did in that moment? Differ from what the president says he wants in two thousand twenty. Yeah. Well, the president is playing by a different set of baseball rules under the president. If. We were pitching and he hit you. You'd be out. The fact is that that's not how we play baseball. And that's not how a president should govern. The fact is, is the commander in chief, you should set an example on not be prepared to win at any cost allow foreign entities to influence a campaign. It's shocking as you're Steve, Israel said in the earlier segment..

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"mueller trump" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

02:22 min | 1 year ago

"mueller trump" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"It's illegal. We were just talking about at the top of the show. The president knows that Torney general bar last month. Take a look. What if a foreign adversary, let's now say North Korea offers a presidential candidate dirt on a competitor in twenty twenty do you agree with me, the campaign should immediately contact the FBI? If a foreign intelligence service, a Representative of foreign government says we have dirt on your bone it should they say, I love it. Let's meet in contact the FBI intelligence service does. Yes. Yes. That's all Trump's attorney general. We know that Donald Trump knows about this, because in this interview, that's giving him so much heartburn, he made a point to say he would also overrule his own FBI director of any public official, or member of any campaign is contacted by any nation state or anybody acting on behalf of a nation state about influencing or interfering with our election. And that's something that the FBI would want to know about let me, call the FBI. Give me a break lifeless director assistance, which should happen. The FBI director is wrong. The FBI director is right and not only is this. Well understood federal law, there's even. Precedent for how it would go down. You may have heard about this. It's pretty interesting. Take a look at what happened in the two thousand election. Former Congressman Tom Downey, who prepares the vice president for debates received a package of materials Wednesday containing notes and videotape. Gord visors say Downey realizing he shouldn't have the material immediately turned it over to his lawyer, who in turn passed it on to the FBI. Former congressman downing is here to discuss this exclusively. We'll give you a little more context. The gore campaign, of course, was not the Victor after the supreme court resolved one of the closest US elections in history. But Downey says he was, of course, doing what he understood to be the lawful requirement and the right thing, telling the FBI by the Mitchell, he received thinking that, yes, it could even be part of a crime. This is a point that speaker Pelosi herself raise just today. Isn't it? Even foreign government doesn't even find. That's what you do..

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"mueller trump" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

03:28 min | 1 year ago

"mueller trump" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"But how nerdier we that we're marking the third anniversary of the meeting? We're pretty nerdy speak for myself. No, not huge ice. But, but the reality is that behind the scenes. There was a lot going on. Right. You know, the president set one thing, but there were hundreds of meetings behind the scenes. So if this assist position, this policy, this is what he's saying now to the camera. What's going on behind the what's going on behind the scenes and what's going on around the world? This is the series part, which, which you studied where you have a government and foreign intelligence services that are constantly trying to mess with us to create fake information to trick us. And now they've got what appears to be a whole new pipeline to do that mentioned. You mentioned the pressure on impeachment. I do wanna show where this is going speaker, Pelosi's made it pretty clear. This is not what she's leaning into, but the pressure is building. Not just from the grassroots not just from some of the twenty twenty candidates that really is more of an establishment wing as well saying, so what Trump gets away with all this, and obviously, I mentioned choices at the hearing where there was a lot of discussion of that look at Brian Fallon, who's the Justice department former official who worked for Hillary Clinton. He said, I used to think Trump could shoot a man on Fifth Avenue Republicans would let them get away with it now. I think the Democrats would too. Well, I think Democrats are frightened right now. You talk about the polls, there seems to be some thought within Democratic Party that moving towards impeachment has a negative effect. There's no evidence that I've seen to support that at all. And in fact, what we know from the Nixon era, is that once the impeachment increase started actually support for it built because the case is being made the case is being made on television and publicly and I think gradually, those Democrats are going to have to get over this and move forward with impeachment, not just because it's politically the right thing to do, but because constitutionally, it's the only thing to do I think the beginning, we started off with the question about the census. And I think to a large extent, you know, having a bar and Wilbur Ross refused to come testify, and the president attempt to exert executive privilege on stuff that happened during the transition when he was not president mind. You I think that's another element. I mean, I think it's just. Just building, and frankly to be fair. It might qualify under non executive privilege. Executive privilege joke count it up and not Not nerdy nerdy at at all. But I also have happened. I think the other part of that ledger is not just what happens if you impeach the other part of that ledger is what's the cost if you don't? Because right there. The Democrats have passed about fifty fifty five bills since they took the house. There's not a lot of stuff left for them to do frankly, and something's going to happen. Between now and the election. And if it's not if the Democrats aren't taking that space, you can be sure that the Trump administration. Well, it's very interesting, and I think there are tells here at one of the tells us, the White House is actually seriously worried about this politically have not substantively. We've heard tonight from our experts about why both are significant Democrats and Republicans unloading on Donald Trump for saying he's open to colluding with foreign governments. Democrats, not reaching for the I-word though. In response later, I'll speak to a presidential campaign operative who actually went down this road and by all accounts, did the right thing, receiving stolen material and reporting it to the FBI, that is an important story..

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"mueller trump" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

03:38 min | 1 year ago

"mueller trump" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"Whether they're seen as valid or not is kind of higher than, oh, we need this information to help us legislate or hold another funding hearing. So I think that's broadly true. But it doesn't necessarily tell you who's automatically going to win. We're in that sort of grey zone. Margaret of, of the question of when you go to the court, and they say, well, the G has some good arguments for keeping stuff private, and the congress has some good arguments for what they need. What are the things that break that tie so too? But only in the tax question. Is the legislative purpose. Legitimate are salient. And when Mnuchin responser or his, his attorney does that without a legislative purpose. Why is chairman Neil asking for these tax returns? The court doesn't have to accept that. And there there, I mean, there's a massive number of legislative purposes you can have on these other matters oversight committees in judiciary. Congress has a lot of power to, to ask for anything and have it come to them as the third branch of government yet. I think I think the treasury was as you get into that throwing stuff at the wall. I mean there's a rule. It's because someone arcane, but it makes sense called a Bill of a -tainer congress is not allowed to pass a Bill, for example, that says, Nancy, Pelosi's, taxes are lower than everyone else's, and everyone can understand why that's a fair restriction on their powers. Well, likewise, if the president is trying to do things that would only benefit or largely benefit him or his companies, congress can argue they need to know some factual predicate for that to guard against that as a legislative purpose. Right. So there's also. Sorts of interesting. We're getting into the fog before we let you go real quick. What did both thinking in a sentence or two about chairman Nadler's apparent confidence? Breaking little news, tidbits night, that saying he would have a resolution on Muller testifying way before the end of summer, or I think that was news to me, because that didn't seem to be going anywhere. More much of anywhere. Any brushed off the question of whether or not he'd have to be subpoenaed. So it looks like they just like it might happen. Well, anybody did brush off end of June question. Mar Ari that you followed up with cell, not the end of summer, but I don't think before the end of June. So, right. Maybe in July, it's just like planning apart. You set the wide window, then you try to narrow and is everyone afraid next week. Now, are you made news in July? Well, you said it, not me. We'll keep on really interesting here from the chairman, we appreciate his time and from two ace Washington journalists Eugene Robinson Margaret Carlson, thanks to both of you for helping us understand it. We're following several developing stories right now. President Trump in full damage control mode explaining why he ended up being pro collusion later. A special report revealing how Mitch McConnell is helping the president's embrace of collusion and the fallout from this new admission on, on the issue that relates to everything else that Donald Trump seems to be hiding will again ever speak has the president undercut himself on privilege. We have a special report on that later but we begin with President Trump backtracking over his collusion. Claims think about it like this, if you can remember Monday this week began with a hearing on the Miller report with experts discussing the criminal evidence against the president, and how prosecutors carefully analysed issues of collusion, which Donald Trump has long. Denied that was the beginning of the week tonight Friday that week, ends with President Trump literally going from no collusion to pro collusion something. So controversial so rebuked. And yes. So obviously illegal as a claim of something you wanna do that even he has found himself spinning to backtrack..

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"mueller trump" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

04:22 min | 1 year ago

"mueller trump" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"When Democrats say they have a break, so, gene, in getting things from bar that he initially wasn't going to give your top on reaction. What we heard from the chairman. Well, I'm a little confused does the resolution that was was just past say, you, Don Mcgann and, or you William bar, or hereby held in contempt of congress, you were charged with contempt of congress, or does it, use some inherent contempt power to allow committee chairman to then, go to court in order to enforce it subpoenas, or somewhere in between probably understand the legal more than I literally actually contradiction. I'll give you a little reaction your reaction. And then hand you hand you the ball back. I mean, what the chairman is trying to argue is that the civil contempt process in their view is contempt, because it gets them out of congress where there's letters exchange and into court where if the DOJ loses there's a court orders to hand stuff over. But as I noted, in fact, I think we'll play a little sound for you. And then toss it back to both of you. There have been times, where the congress explicitly said criminal contempt. That was certainly the case. That's what I thought in Eric Holder. Let's look at the flashback to that. Eric Holder today became the first United States attorney general ever to be held in contempt of congress. I don't take this matter lightly, and I would drink we hoped it would never come to this back to you, Jean. Well, you know, maybe, maybe it's a distinction without a difference. It sounds like a difference to me, but the other question I have from what the chairman said is. He had a hearing yesterday. Barbeque bar mcquaid Joyce, fans established basically a privatization, case for, for obstruction of Justice, which would seem to me to be a predicate for impeachment inquiry, which would give congress would put congress at the height of its power. It's ability to compel testimony and documents. So what's missing in that in the step from yesterday to today? If it's so clear cut. Why not take the next step? Well, first of all criminal contempt has a way of getting someone's attention more than civil contempt. So there there is a difference in that way. And I don't have answers to Eugene's questions. I wish I did are a year the better lawyer, but I actually have another question, which is given what the Democrats got today. The vote to enforce the subpoenas with civil or criminal contempt down the road. What superpowers does impeachment give chairman Nadler or the Democrats that they don't have now where you just as a point of are you both conducting a reverse interview we kind of are, but I think I can kind of answer. I can partially answer that question. Because Margaret is in the middle of the screen anyway. Margaret UT that up to, gene. Go. Well, I believe that it that it does it takes off the table, one of the arguments that the White House is making, which is there's no legitimate legislative intent for watering, all of this information. You're not gonna use this information to make laws. That's what you do. You're supposed to make laws and you don't need the president's tax returns or anything like that to make laws. Well, you certainly need that and everything you can get if you're in the middle of an inquiry to see if the president should be impeached. The president committed high crimes and misdemeanors. So seemed to me that congress has power to compel testimony to compel documents whatever it wants, whatever it needs would be at its very height in an impeachment inquiry. Yeah. I would echo that I'll answer Margaret, and then we'll figure out the next question. But I think. Part of what we're talking about the reason why these things get into this. We're interest places we're talking about, what will convince judges on the DC district and circuit court of appeals. And if they rule it stands unless it's court wants to get involved, and we know John Roberts and others are hoping to sidestep Muller related stuff, they've made it this far whether those judges think that certain arguments are stronger weaker based on what congress looking for and historically, the notion of potential high crimes and misdemeanors..

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"mueller trump" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

02:19 min | 1 year ago

"mueller trump" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"And if you laid out in it's laid out in the Mullery, we want to hear that from in firsthand, and Mr Chairman, if you have that view that as education for the American public to hear that from loyal Trump aide this is not some critic is Donald Trump's aid and innermost advisor in the White House saying, these things that sound really bad, or is that for your colleagues to try to push others, who maybe have not been as concerned about this, as you have, or at least aren't moving towards content votes and impeachment. It's for our colleagues for the American people, the American people have a right to know what happened. You remember the mullahs report came out and said what it said. And then the attorney general came out and lied. What was about what was in the in the mullahs, report and for five or six weeks, all you had out there was the attorney general misrepresenting was it was in the mail report and saying, no collusion obstruction. The president echoing that. And that's the dominant Ethel's that was established, now the mullahs report doesn't say that it doesn't say no collusion. It says not enough evidence to, to, to, to convince to convict beyond a reasonable doubt, the crime of criminal conspiracy, but it does show massive evidence of cooperation between the Trump campaign and the Russians of the Trump campaign knowing that the Russians were trying to help them and and, and welcoming that help that, that's what I normally, quote would quote collusion. It shows that it shows considerable evidence. Substantial evidence in the words of the model report of, of criminal obstruction of Justice and the purpose. One purpose of the hearings is not just for people to read the report. The people are not gonna read a four hundred forty eight page report, but it's important that the witnesses who give us this information, the person who heard from the president illegal instructions what to testify today. And yeah, I would say, you know, some people read the port, I know you read the report, your staff, many people who follow this, but I take your point in terms of how the information gets out there that you mentioned earlier and I want to circle back to make sure we're understanding this. You said, we'll contempt his contempt the history, as you know, is the Republicans held attorney general holder in criminal contempt. And the Democrats when dealing with the Bush administration, we'll put up, so folks remember with White House officials Bolton and Myers..

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"mueller trump" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

02:52 min | 2 years ago

"mueller trump" Discussed on WJR 760

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In memo to Mueller, Trump's lawyers argue he could not have obstructed justice

Sportsman Notebook

01:48 min | 2 years ago

In memo to Mueller, Trump's lawyers argue he could not have obstructed justice

"If the us goes ahead with threaten tariffs china says any agreements reached with the white house this weekend will not take affect the statement comes as commerce secretary wilbur ross it's down for another round of trade talks in beijing trump administration says it wants china to dramatically reduce its three hundred seventy five billion dollar annual trade surplus with the united states the president wants to cut that gap two hundred billion dollars by two thousand twenty the administration also wants china to allow american businesses greater access to its economy fox's which edson at the last high level meeting in washington china promised to buy more american farm goods and energy products tariffs imposed on canada and europe had the us singled out energy seven conference in british colombia this weekend these are our most important allies where some of our most important allies we've had long standing relationships with all these countries that are very important treasury secretary steve mnuchin was asked to bring a message of concern and disappointment back to the white house as the russia investigation wears on it remains to be seen if president trump will sit down with robert muller and according to a letter written to the special counsel months ago the president's lawyers argued he can't be forced to what you have here are two of his attorneys jaysekulow and john dowd arguing and essentially pointing the case law and also documents and interviews to say that he shouldn't sit down with robert muller doubt suggested an in person interview between mr mueller and president trump is not necessary fox's ellison barbara the letter was first obtained by the new york times police in a phoenix supper may be looking for a serial killer in recent days four people have been killed and scottsdale police say three of the murderers have been linked fox news.

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In memo to Mueller, Trump's lawyers argue he could not have obstructed justice

Dennis Prager

00:57 sec | 2 years ago

In memo to Mueller, Trump's lawyers argue he could not have obstructed justice

"News i'm rhonda rockstar president trump's lawyers have argued that the president could not have committed obstruction in the investigation of possible russian election meddling because he has absolute authority over all federal investigations they compared a secret twenty page letter back in january special count they composed that is a special twenty page letter to scott counsel robert muller to assert that mr trump can't be forced to testify in the investigations into the russian meddling in the two thousand sixteen election commerce secretary wilbur ross says the us and chinese officials of discussed specific american export items beijing might buy as part of its pledged to narrow its trade surplus with the united states the two sides began a new round of talks in beijing this weekend aimed at settling a simmering trade dispute ross will be in beijing through the weekend this is sr news.

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Report: In memo to Mueller, Trump's lawyers argue he could not have obstructed justice

Masters in Business

00:59 min | 2 years ago

Report: In memo to Mueller, Trump's lawyers argue he could not have obstructed justice

"And quickly grew to more than two hundred and fifty acres correspondent pamela brown says the new york times reports lawyers for president trump sent a letter to the special counsel wondering why the president should have to be questioned in the russia probe the contents of this latter really spells out that the president's lawyers believe that he does not have to sit down with robert muller's team and that he did not obstruct justice because he's the president of the united states and under the constitution he is allowed to fire whoever he wants in this case the former fbi director james call me all medical procedures in baylor st luke's medical centers heart transplant program have been suspended for fourteen days to determine what went awry at the houston hospital with the deaths of at least three patients this year i'm barbara kusak i'm barry ritholtz.

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Report: In memo to Mueller, Trump's lawyers argue he could not have obstructed justice

Saturday Night Special with Amy Guth

00:53 sec | 2 years ago

Report: In memo to Mueller, Trump's lawyers argue he could not have obstructed justice

"First birthday they say they will continue to raise awareness about gun violence and be there to support each other going forward andrea darlas wgn news there is concerns about a killer or the loosen arizona who may pull the trigger again they say their suspect shot and killed a renowned forensic psychiatrist outside of his phoenix office thursday and also shot and killed two paralegals near their office in scottsdale yesterday abc's marci gonzales our station in phoenix reports that pit may have known his killer and police say the two women were not killed at random tonight investigators are still working to piece these cases together and beliefs in scottsdale also say there may be a connection to get another shooting in a business in scottsdale today moderate republicans on capitol hill are under pressure to buck the party's hardline stance at immigration centrist favor a bill that would protect deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to this country illegally as children a secret memo revealed in the russia investigation has a rather interesting legal strategy abc's tara palmeri twenty page memo reportedly handdelivered special counsel's office in january making broad claims that the president cannot be guilty of obstruction in the russia collusion case or be subpoenaed to speak to robert mueller the russian collusion hoax to hoax the memo a blueprint for trump's defense sports traffic and weather next on wgn there's i don't know how to say this so we'll just say what is it linda i think we should see other people maybe we should an.

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"mueller trump" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"mueller trump" Discussed on The Takeaway

"Could be a great hollywood movie except this really happened in february of two thousand sixteen the mark was the federal reserve bank of new york and the team is the elite hacking arm of the north korean intelligence agency also known as the r g b patrick win is the asia correspondent for pr is the world in global post investigations and he's been digging into how they operate the rgb is the reconnaissance general bureau of north korea and this is their equivalent to the cia or in my six or kgb but there's a little splash of yakuza thrown in because they don't spy on their enemies they don't just pull off assassinations type of things that other foreign intelligence bureaus do they also have a vast network of organized crime they make money in the underworld in the past they've had experience in producing heroin counterfeiting hundred dollar bills they have produced counterfeit cigarettes but now all all that is totally eclipsed by their hacking they've assembled some of the best hackers in the world and the goal of this hacking i'm going to assume is to make some money right of course to make some money but also to make up from the money that they've lost from sanctions the us the un shuts north korea out of the global financial system and north korea says okay fine you wanna do that we will hack your global financial system and get our money back one south korean analyst i talked to said that he thinks in the last few years they've gotten six hundred and fifty million dollars from hacking banks around the world and they don't just pick on the us actually often they pick on banks in parts of the world where the banks have less security they really like to pick on southeast asian banks because they can get away with you actually met a couple of north korean defectors who said they used to be involved in the rgb's hacking team let's talk about junk say who is mr jong i would've loved to have talked to some.

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"mueller trump" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"mueller trump" Discussed on The Takeaway

"Course it's going to be the kiss the nature of the constitution means that if you want to remove something there has to be a public referendum all nuts on throughout the campaign it has seemed as if the yes vote was going to win but turn it will be huge factor so it is it is difficult to predict lots of people are saying that the yes county inhabits but certainly anybody's taking that for granted and what about this hashtag home to vote what can you tell us about that yes this is up on social media like all over the world so we've seen talkers at airports and welcoming campaigns for for yes on no voters on a lot of them are wearing the campaign merchandise uniforms or side of the competions it's certainly something that's really galvanized the public and it has led to act of generosity from different groups in different individuals helping fund people who couldn't afford to get home to vote so they can get back to their hometowns in arden to cast their ballots and how does this compare two we mentioned at the top that ireland has had some pretty progressive referendums in the past including extending rights lgbtq couples how does this compare to that there's a different tone to the debate certainly know that the referendum on same sex marriage for the community very easily on the felt as if it was a real moment in our history where it was sort of stepping in until in the rest of the world doing this for its it sells ubt brothers and sisters at think this issue slightly different given the neutral votes on i think that the divorce referendum that there was in the nineties it was a reasonably close vote that was thirty years ago this campaign for the same sex marriage vote own a couple of years back on the interesting thing that i've noticed about it was i was starting in dublin i'm ross coleman conversation with the essono come painters on there was a lot of 'em international journalists for men on europe there there was a journalist was talking to friends on she said for her it's interesting for europeans to walton on this debate.

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"mueller trump" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

01:55 min | 3 years ago

"mueller trump" Discussed on The Takeaway

"Title prosecutor type probes that took place up more frequently when there was a law specific law that authorized them as opposed to the somewhat improvise we're doing it now but but under that law it wasn't uncommon for those investigations to take multiple years one of them ran for a whole decade so for muller to have been at work for a year is is really not very long and if you consider that the investigations also going to have to span i think at least as long as some of these major prosecutions are underway such as the one the two cases against all manafort it seems to me inevitable that we were looking at a timeframe here of of at least a couple of years to get through this inquiry let's take one more call from our listeners hi this is matt from fort worth i'm wondering if special counsel could indict members of congress for impeding an open investigation ryan your thoughts on that su members of congress could engage in criminal activity and they wouldn't be immune from that including obstruction of justice former senator boxer just last night in fact warned nunez represented noon is that he might be coming close to that line senator whitehouse's said something similar about newness and i do think it can raise us yours concern they're legitimate ways in which congress can engage in oversight but if there really are trying to undermine the investigation for ulterior motives that's a different story we're coming up on the absolute end of the segment and i want to answer the question is this a witch hunt you got three choices yes no wait and see ryan no josh i i don't think it is now josh gerstein is a senior reporter for politico covering the white house and the justice department and ryan goodman is editor in chief of just security and former special counsel to the department of defense thank you so much for sharing your time with us today thanks for having happy to be here.

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"mueller trump" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"mueller trump" Discussed on The Takeaway

"There because it's not working i mean these are just facts it's not about anything else in terms of their have in fact being crimes uncovered by the muller investigation including a massive indictment of russians for their social media campaign and their effort to interfere in the election in fact the indictment says that the russians referred to as quote an operation that was information more for against the united states josh i asked ryan if that's our fault e the media's fault your reporter what do you think i think it could be it could be somewhat our fault i mean i think the other element that you see here are there's two things that come to mind one it is true that muller's investigation i has not yet produced charges of collusion as the president of brings out a direct collusion between his trump campaign officials and russian operatives and so there's a sense that the holy grail muller baby looking for either he hasn't found it yet or has yet to reveal it so i think if people have a sense of incompleteness with the investigation or a sense it it hasn't delivered you know that there is something at the core of that the other thing i think in terms of the way these matters are presented in the media is you know the president is a very powerful a mouthpiece who is doing this sort of branding putting these watchwords out there like no collusion no collusion spy gate witchhunt as you covered earlier and on the other side it's a more diffuse message you don't have a clear messenger there's been no robert muller press conference there's been only one official event that i know of which was deputy attorney general rod rosenstein coming out to announce the russian troll indictment that ryan referred to earlier rosenstein stood there alone at a podium muller was not even there and muller's prosecutors generally do all their speaking in court there is no video there is no audio there is only the bare words that they recite and that we.

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"mueller trump" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"mueller trump" Discussed on The Takeaway

"Given that they're not as far as we know privy to the information that the fbi or the denied director of national intelligence and others were planning to brief congress on on the white house eventually said that kellyanne flooded only come in briefly at the beginning of both these meetings to sort of state the president's preference for being as transparent as possible with congress and then they departed which is also sort of a weird tap dance so let's turn to the study right that we we've laid the groundwork let's look at the study by navigator research that act that says that fifty nine percent of americans think that muller's investigation has not uncovered any evidence of crimes and for those keeping score at home so far muller has obtained five guilty pleas seventeen criminal indictments why do people think he's not doing anything ryan it's hard to fathom the part of it that's the number is so high fifty nine percent saying no whereas you could maybe think well it's because people have filter bubbles there may be getting their information from a certain source of media fox news is not necessarily broadcasting these events in the criminal indictments and the guilty pleas as much and they're hearing from the president directly that's their primary source of information of one of their primary sources of information that everything's a hoax and that every time there's an indictment quote unquote no collusion but it's fifty nine percent so it's not as though fifty nine percent of the american public only get their source of information from those channels but maybe those channels are also bleeding into the other channels so it's it's a very high number and what's also remarkable about that study is that of the all of all the respondents they actually also said eighty one percent said that they were following had aware of the investigation higher than i small amount i are higher than a little amount so in fact fortynine percent said that they had a heard a lot about our fault if that the media's fault ryan i think there has to be some responsibility.

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"mueller trump" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"mueller trump" Discussed on The Takeaway

"They did not make this public that's a concern that some have about it but the new york times reported for example the entire investigation around paul manafort and his money laundering and his ties to the ukrainians went into a quote unquote low simmer the fbi and justice department decided to put it on low simmer because they didn't want to interfere with the election so you know you have to make sense of all the data points if you're going to build a theory and i think many of these data points don't support the one that the president has is trying to promulgate and you mentioned yesterday's meeting and going to talk to both of you about that why we're congressional democrats upset that the president's chief of staff john kelly and lawyer emmett flood were in those briefings yesterday the white house is arguing that they were entitled to be there who's right josh well yeah i was standing there as emmet flood and john kelly went bias at the justice department to go into out of the meeting that was held there with a few of the congressional of leaders including a paul ryan the house speaker we were quite surprised to see him at flood there i think in sort of a more general sense it may be not a startling development in the sense of emmett flood officially a white house employees he works in the white house counsel's office one of the things that he's responsible for is dealing with congress and trying to figure out some of the complicated in for issues about what kind of information congress should be entitled to have and what the executive branch wants to hold back so i think in sort of more normal less tense times his presence there might have not been as concerning to folks but given the fact that it seems like floods main responsibility at the moment is sort of holding back the tide of the muller investigation and helping to manage the muller investigation for president trump there were number of democrats who thought it was totally inappropriate for flood to be there and it was also a little bit weird that you would have somebody like john kelly and flood show up at these meetings.

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"mueller trump" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"mueller trump" Discussed on The Takeaway

"It is very unusual for the f b i to be running informants at people on a major presidential campaign and there is the risk intentional or not when you do that that you can have some impact you may be just trying to soak up information but just by interacting with those folks you can potentially sort of alter the outcome of events and so it is something that you would wanna have overseen in a pretty tight way by the fbi and the justice department ryan your thoughts on that so yesterday was a meeting between the senior officials of the fbi and the justice department with members of congress the gang of eight plus one from the hill and the schiff and the other democrats at least have issued a statement that there was no evidence provided that would support this theory of a spy being placed inside the campaign for political motive and or some other data points that i think are important to try to make sense of all of this so the thought or theory that this was some attempt to to expose the campaign and put them in jeopardy and not informed the campaign in fact that they were potentially the target of russian influence campaign so nbc reported several months ago that in fact donald trump himself with some of his senior members of his campaign was given an intelligence briefing by senior intelligence officials in august telling them that russians were attempting to influence american elections dating many elections back but as well as this election and to inform the i if there was anything that they had any knowledge of which they did not do so this is not if you put all the data points together doesn't build up to any kind of theory that i think works here and there really isn't any evidence that's been presented publicly that would even suggest this notion of this politicized reason for the fbi to conduct the investigation just one of the data point if you look at what the fbi was otherwise during during the election of.

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"mueller trump" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"mueller trump" Discussed on The Takeaway

"Intelligence investigation and it did seem to infect reflect standard operating procedures in which the fbi identify identified specific individuals who might have been operating as potential agents of foreign power so like george popadopoulos and carter or both individuals who page are both individuals who at that point in time we're doing quite various things directly with the russians and that's how it fits i think the terminology of spy just being bandied about particularly by the president to try to suggest that this was something much more nefarious in politicize as though the fbi was spying on his campaign and had political motives behind it so i think that's what's going on in the kind of struggle as to how this episode is framed and in all ask you both how has the fbi justified the use of an informant there was an interview earlier this week with with clapper saying that this was really meant to focus on whether there was russian interference or not but the president and republicans are suggesting that all of this was politically motivated i mean i've seen no indication at this point that it was politically motivated but you're right the president continues to frame it as the obama fbi or the obama administration sending a spy and his campaign has suggested that maybe this was actually done at the instigation of hillary clinton the fbi has been pretty quiet about this publicly indeed one of their complaints here is that you know there is a risk publicizing these kinds of informant based operations that nobody will want to cooperate with the f b i and more extreme cases there's obviously danger to people's physical safety we don't know what other things mr helper might have done for that be i over the years that might have been a potentially more perilous than just trying to talk to senior officials in the in the trump campaign but i would say you know there is a certain degree of legitimacy to the concerns at some people express here because.

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"mueller trump" Discussed on WZFG The Flag 1100AM

WZFG The Flag 1100AM

02:51 min | 3 years ago

"mueller trump" Discussed on WZFG The Flag 1100AM

"Babble away from iran our two savage nation mueller trump i'm gonna give me the latest on the trump euler saga the trump meal of circus is evolving in the following way not not gonna talk about it you read it on five different websites you can catch one of the predators tonight on television and so what do you wanna talk about celebrities freak after trump calls ms thirteen gangsters animals they call them at the humanizing nazi big at monster this is what you're going to vote for they can into news he never said it so you wanna involve yourself with it god bless you you can do that all day long and you and you can make false outrage to you could scream you can yell you could screen the left is this the left the right is that what's going on with hawaii with the explosions ashes ashes to ashes and dust to dust biblical big island kill away great island beautiful cattle ranchers snow i almost bought a house there forty years ago thank god i didn't would've been buried under lava being buried under mueller right now pulitzer winner ditches journalism to work at hotdog story on the drudge report thanks matt this is a good show prep ulitsa winner ditches journalism to work at hotdog stand having a better time at least he knows well smells better than it did while working in the in the in the media charlie defend dissipated all the problems that trump's election may playing to the rest of us then fell into the whole himself god is making hot dogs they don't make any money you see this is the problem that you don't understand why people in print journalism is so unhappy and mean i didn't know they made such little money they make less money than certainly than a teacher most teachers do than most cops do in a big city they're miserable the hate everybody and then they compare themselves to the predators on television and the the predators make millions of dollars because they're in show business the predators aren't in news there is show business showbusiness pays big money so the print journalists hate those in show business and you know truthfully talk radio fall somewhere in between talk radio people make good money it's still a very lucrative medium that is the absolute truth and that's why they hate talk radio.

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Mueller, Trump and Rudy Giuliani discussed on The Brad Davis Show

The Brad Davis Show

02:47 min | 3 years ago

Mueller, Trump and Rudy Giuliani discussed on The Brad Davis Show

"Form of skeptical judges while the courtroom setbacks have not derailed mueller's criminal cases they have field questions about their strength breath and given the intense scrutiny of mueller's work even small hitches are welcome news for a white house looking for evidence that the russia probe has gone too far it makes our job a little easier trump's top personal lawyer rudy giuliani said in an interview yesterday to federal judges have now questioned mueller's authority to bring charges on matters unrelated to the presidential election including alleged financial crimes by former trump campaign chairman paul manafort on saturday a third judge rebuffed mueller's request to delay proceedings involving three russian companies and thirteen russian citizens he has indicted for meddling in the twenty sixteen election the thirteen angry democrats in charge of the russia which haunt are starting to find out that there is a court system in place that actually protects people from injustice this is what trump tweeted yesterday a reference to the number of mueller's seventeen prosecutors who are registered democrats so it goes on and on and on now let's change the scenario and a quarter after five on this tuesday to baseball the yankees and the red sox yes we've all been waiting the yankees and the red sox who were both off yesterday begin a three game series tonight at yankee stadium the yankees have won fifteen of their last sixteen games the red sox laid the yanks by one game in the american league east and on the hill how will be drew a proper naga tonight for boston and luis severino for the new york yankees game starts at seven.

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What we learn from Mueller's 'Trump questions

World News This Week

07:42 min | 3 years ago

What we learn from Mueller's 'Trump questions

"ABC's world news this week will begin after this. Are you hiring with? Indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on qualified candidates in an online dashboard. Get started at indeed dot com. Slash higher. From ABC news world news this week. Chuck's Iverson in New York coming up forty, nine questions for the president's clean. Did you become aware of the Trump Tower meeting stormy Daniels payments, no campaign finance violation. So through lawful. Then the president, he North Korea summit. We now have a day and we have a location. Paradise ignites a difficult thing to watch the floor is unpredictable in his own words. Here, maybe I'll have another five years. Maybe I'll be gone before you hear this. People in events that made headlines when world news this week continues. There's a lot coming at you right now, turmoil tweets, an insane amount of chatter. I'm Brad milkey with ABC news and I'm here to throw you a lifeline. It's a new podcast called start here or are experts give you on the ground access to the biggest stories of the day. We're going to give you some context, some clarity among the chaos, twenty minutes every weekday subscribe now on apple podcast or wherever you get your podcast and start here. What did you know about phone calls that Mr Flynn made with the Russian ambassador? What did you mean in your interview? With Lester Holt about Mr.. Komi in Russia. Those are two of the forty nine questions. Robert Muller's special council wants to ask President Trump in a sit down interview according to a document leaked to the media this week, ABC's congressional correspondent MAry, Bruce on what else is in those questions. The list of nearly fifty probing questions. Special counsel, Robert Muller has for President Trump lines of questioning, Muller shared with Trump's own legal team. The list now published by the New York Times and what the president is now calling a disgraceful leak Russian collusion. Give me a break. Trump insists. Molars list has no questions on collusion, but that's not true. The special counsel has questions about Paul Manafort once the president's campaign chairman according to the times, Muller wants to ask Trump what knowledge did he have any outreach by his campaign, including by Paul Manafort to Russia about potential assistance to the campaign. Muller also wants to ask the president win. Did you become aware of the Trump Tower meeting that infamous sit down Don Jr. Jared, Kushner? Manafort in Russians, they were told had dirt on Hillary Clinton much of Muller's list centers on possible obstruction of Justice by the president. The special counsel wants to know what if I were made to reach out to Trump's fired national security adviser, Michael Flynn about seeking immunity or possible? Pardon. And what did Trump mean when he said this about firing his FBI director, James Komi when I decided to just do it. I said to myself, I said, you know, this rusher thing. Thing with Trump and Russia is a made up story N when Trump told Russian diplomats and this Oval Office meeting that firing Komi had taken the pressure off, what did he mean by that? Another question Muller wants answered, what discussions did the president have regarding terminating the special counsel with the release of those questions also came word that the special counsel has warned President Trump's legal team, that if the president refuses an interview, Muller could issue a subpoena ABC news, chief legal analyst. Dan Abrahams says, this raises the stakes, let's say it works its way all the way through the courts. The supreme court then says, sorry, this is a valid subpoena and the president says, well, I don't think so, and I'm not going to show up. That's when you have the real potential crisis. We use this word constitutional crisis all the time. I think that the only real crisis occurs if you have in the end, a real war between two branches of government were one of saying, you can't tell me what to do the president. However, maintaining he's still willing to sit down with Muller despite what his legal team is telling him. I would love to speak. I would love to nobody wants to speak more than me back against my lawyers because most lorries they never picked another. I would love to say, what is it like to sit down with a special counsel's team former Trump campaign adviser. Michael Caputo recently did so, and he's detailing the experience to ABC news, chief Justice correspondent Pierre, Thomas former Trump political adviser. Michael Caputo helped in the early stages of a campaign from Trump Tower says he won't soon. Forget the grilling. He says, he took from two FBI juice and a prosecutor with a special counsel's team three hours. Plus they weren't pulling any punches at at some points in time. I, it got kind of frightening. Caputo says the agents knew so much about his life. It scared him. They know everything here. They know more about what I did in two thousand sixteen than I do, but will the investigators after they're talking about the timing of some things that happened at the campaign and at the convention. I think they're completely focused on collusion. With Russia. According to Caputo, there was a lot of focus on the hack of the DNC by Russian operative known as goussev for and WikiLeaks, which published stolen information. This is his stark assessment on whether Muller's anywhere near done, investigating possible collusion. I'm hoping this end soon, but it sounds to me like they have more dating to do today. Give you any sense that they have anything. I believe that they, they think they're onto something what that is. I don't know. They're not messing around. Caputo, says investigators Pepperdine with questions about his friends. The president's personal attorney, Michael Cohen. Paul Manafort who's been indicted on money laundering charges. The president's longtime friend and advisor, Roger stone. The one thing he says, surprised him from the interview. It was remarkable to me that the president was brought up. Nobody with last name Trump came up at all. Speaking of the president's legal team, there were major shakeups yet again this week with top White House lawyer, tie Cobb telling ABC news. Be leaving having, you know, stay longer than I intended, but believing that the end of this month ABC's chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl spoke with Cobb about his departure from the president's team out tie Cobb, the lead White House lawyer dealing with the special counsel replaced by Amit flood who was one of President Clinton's impeachment lawyers Cobb tells me he was ready to leave almost everything that I was brought on to do as Ben accomplished comet employed a strategy of patients with Muller cooperation. Definitely. What is the right move? And and definitely the path that would lead to the quickest resolution. But it was President Trump's newest lawyer, former mayor, Rudy Giuliani who created shockwaves this week when he told FOX's Sean Hannity, that money was not campaign money. Sorry, I'm giving you a fact now that you don't know, it's not campaign money, no campaign finance violation. So they've funneled through law firm. Frontal through over and the president. It. I didn't know Giuliani acknowledging for the first time that the president repaid that one hundred thirty thousand dollars to his personal attorney. Michael Kohn ABC's giancarl with a new explanation from the White House last month. The president, flatly denied knowing anything about the hush money Cohen claimed he paid Daniels out of his own pocket.

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