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Trump asked Walter Reed doctors to sign nondisclosure agreements in 2019
"President Trump required personnel at Walter Reed Medical Center to sign non disclosure agreements before they could treat him. NBC News reports that during a surprise trip in November, the president required the En D A's from doctors and non medical staff, most of them active duty military. At least two doctors refused to sign and they were not allowed to have any involvement in the president's care. The reason for his unscheduled trip It's still
Former Uber Security Chief Charged With Paying 'Hush Money' To Conceal Data Breach
"Former top executive at Uber is accused of concealing a massive hack that exposed the data of fifty, seven million drivers and passengers he was fired and now faces criminal charges, NPR's tech correspondent Shannon bond reports, and just to note uber is an NPR financial supporter when Joe Sullivan learned that hackers had stolen huge amounts of data from Uber, back in two thousand sixteen, he didn't tell regulators law enforcement or the public instead federal prosecutors allege Uber's chief security officer tried to hide it. Here's US attorney David Anderson who filed the charges against Sullivan in federal court in Northern California, we expect proper pouring of criminal conduct. We expect cooperation with our investigations. We will not tolerate corporate cover ups we will not tolerate illegal hush money payments to keep the incident under wraps prosecutors say Sullivan, or for Uber, to pay the hackers one, hundred, thousand dollars and he had them signed nondisclosure agreements saying falsely that they never stole any data. That payment was made through Uber's Bug bounty program. Many tech companies have similar programs offering rewards to so called white hat hackers that test their systems for vulnerabilities. But Anderson says this payment was not a bug bounty? It was a cover up the problem isn't with a legitimate bug. Now, the problem is that this hush money payment was not a bug valley best the problem overdid eventually disclose the breach and fire Sullivan but not until a year later, two men pleaded guilty to the hack last year. Now, Sullivan is charged with Obstructing Justice and concealing felony a spokesman for Sullivan, says, there's no merit to the charges. He says it was up to Uber's legal team to report the breach Uber says it's cooperating with the investigation. If he's convicted, Sullivan could face up to eight years in prison and five hundred thousand dollars in
Trump is a "narcissist," niece claims in scathing new tell-all book
"Now seen hello books from lots of people who worked at the White House at one point or another in his new book team. Vipers Sims, recounts one day help the President on the sharpie and White House stationary compile. An enemies list people who got along with the president and people who didn't what Bolton saw left him deeply disturbed. I don't think he's fit for office I. Think he has the competence to carry out job, but never have. We seen a no-holds-barred perspective from someone who? Who grew up in the trump family? Mary trump the niece of president. Trump has now written a book that the president tried to suit to block, but it's publisher says this book is coming out with a he likes it or not. An ABC news has obtained a copy and these other books from former White House officials. Try to take you inside the president's game plan is leadership style. The message from Mary Trump is there is no game plan. There is no leadership and that she. She says is the danger in the midst of a pandemic heading into an election ABC senior editorial producer. John T was there in the early days of the trump campaign and just kept covering him John Every day. You read this book. What's in it while there's a lot Brad I mean the idea that of member of the first extended family is coming out and saying something about sitting president then and never itself is news worthy of an and what she's doing. This book is doing several. Several things they've had an estranged relationship just to be clear they have seen each other sporadically over the last several years married trump explains quite vivid. Detail a dinner at the white. House she went to an April two thousand seventeen. This was a birthday party for to her aunts that the president hosted. But you know what she talks about in this book is the dynamics beyond the broader family you know. She is the daughter of Fred from junior I had a brother Fred. Great Guy. Best Looking, Guy Best personality much better than mine bridge from dine about. It's the reason Donald. Trump says he personally never touched a drink or smoke a cigarette. He was substantially older and I listened to him, and I respected it, but he would constantly tell me. Don't drink. He'd also add. Don't smoke and Mary Trump says that between Donald, trump and donald trump's bother fred trump senior. They were the ones that destroyed his brother I think Fred would have been very happy if he didn't have to compete, he had to compete. Because of the environment he had to compete and ultimately ended up destroying and with very sad she details in the book instances where they belittled him of four, leaving the family business than when he tried to come back later in life of the abused him further. And pushed him to the brink Mary. Trump said the president's father served to encourage Donald's reckless hyperbole and unearned confidence that hit Donald's pathological weaknesses and insecurities. What's the John is the book the claims in this book more about like. Here's what it's like to grow up trump or are there. Moments shed light into think what the rest of Americans like what voters want to know. How does this affect the president's governing style what he does in the Oval Office is. Are there insights there well? She says that the idea that he is on a narcissist, and no it all I built this empire. And I. Get it by myself. Nobody did it for me. He has votes in their allegedly attributed to the president's eldest sister who happened to be a former federal judge up in New York Jersey area. That says he's a clown Mary. Trump says the president sister retired judge Maryanne trump. Barry told her in two thousand fifteen. She didn't take her brother's presidential campaign. Seriously those things that voters will perhaps find interesting. I mean it's it plays right into the political climate right now with writings book and she says that she you know thought about writing something for years she. Comes clean. You will in admitting that. She was a source to the New York Times Investigation Renee revealed. Never before seen Information Donald Trump's financial specifically tax returns according to The Times in multiple years Mr. trump seems to have lost more money than nearly any other individual taxpayer in the country, and the paper says because of those staggering losses. He paid no federal income taxes for of those ten years. She says that she just couldn't take it anymore. She felt that. If Donald Trump got elected for a second term, it would damage democracy. Donald is not simply week. She writes. His Ego is a fragile thing that must be bolstered every moment because he knows deep down that he has nothing of what he claims to be. Hey, what is the deal with whether? This book can come out or not, because there were questions about whether Simon and Schuster could even publish the it looks like they can, and they will weird as. As Mary trump in her relationship to the family into all this, the main crux of this remember is that this all started or I? Guess married? Trump's ax to grind really came from a after her father died. There was a share in the grandparents estate The cheap should've gone to her and her brother well. When the grandparents died, it turned out. They were cut out of the. and the two of them A. Spot a lawsuit tried to actually get their fair share of what they said was. The trump family is stay and ultimately they settled in a nondisclosure agreement and appellate court rulings freed the publisher from temporary restraining order that is still in effect for Mary trump. The president's brother tried to prevent the books release because the family said it violated a nondisclosure agreement. The I and they were learning more about the presidents character. Obviously, there's been books written about his time governing in the White House but to hear more about Donald Trump the man It is a different portrayal that we've heard from previous books in the white. House is classified. This is a book of fiction. The press secretary Kelly McNamee said yesterday. I haven't seen the book, but it is a work of falsehoods.
From Active Duty to the Red Carpet: How Hollywood Helped This Veteran Understand Civilian Life
"Welcome everybody today on mission daily. We have Jennifer Marshall. She is a navy veteran and she's now an actress host in all forms of entertainment. She's going to fill in today about what it was like coming out of the military, and then also getting into Hollywood, we're GONNA also find out a little bit about what she has in store for the future Jennifer welcome to mission daily. Thank you so much for having me this husband a work in progress for months now. Well I'll tell you what booking is always crazy I'm sure your schedule's busy schedule gets rearranged all the time to from people cancelling and demanding reschedules, and then we have paid sponsors. It's not always easy. Yeah, gets a little crazy well. Thanks for doing the show and thanks for Karnal period of time for us. Thank you so much for having me. So where are you today right now? So I'm in Los, Angeles today is a very rare day off. So I'm actually in my robe in my bed with my cat, so it's a good day. So, we always like to talk about what you're doing today a little bit how you got here and then what's going on future? So, what are you working on now at I? Don't know if you can even disclosed, but hopefully you can. Oh, Gosh, so unfortunately I can't as actors. Were you know anyone in front of the camera or behind the camera and entertainment? We most of the time we. We signed nondisclosure agreements, and that's just because you know different studios compete. They don't want people knowing who's on their project so I am working on something. Really Great I'm working on projects today I have the day off and so I've got some downtime, and I'm enjoying the downtime. Because once we ramp up and we start shooting. It's going to be a couple. Months of you know relentless. Twelve to sixteen hour days, onset, six or seven days in a row, so I'm definitely enjoying this downtime for the rest of January okay so I want to dive into. Let's dive into that right away. You're famously known as being a navy vet, so the military is generally regarded as a very difficult. Demanding job in there is I would say a notion or this idea. It's probably false and I think it's false. Bad Actors and actresses have. Have it quite easy yet. You just talked about twelve to sixteen hour days six to seven days a week. Tell me what is harder. Is the military or doing your role today? You know it depends because when I was on deployment in the military. That is very difficult. I would say that most of the sites that I go on I am either co-starring, which is just a few lions or one scene on a show that can be. Pretty easy because you're in your trailer most of the day you're relaxing. You're waiting in year. Prepare for when they need you. If your guest starring a little more crazy because you're in several scenes, or you're in one very long seen, that can be quite difficult with the show that I'm hosting right now. Mysteries Dakota very difficult to shoot because I'm in every scene. It's my show. I'm hosting it and so. So there is no downtime I don't have a trailer. Basically just go in the car if I need to relax for a few minutes, but I'm interviewing all the witnesses I'm interviewing all of the experts and so occasionally my co-host will interview somebody, but it is. It's very taxing. It's twelve sixteen hours on set and There's not a lot of downtime so I would say that that in comparison to deployments both. Both are difficult in their own way. And you know being on deployment was definitely more physically difficult, but when you are in front of a camera, and you're hosting a show you have to be on. You have to be intelligent. You have to know what you're talking about. You have to be quick witted. You have to be able to pivot very quickly, and you have to be adaptable, so I find deployment to. To be physically taxing, but I find hosting the show to be very intellectually demanding and I'm drained by the end of the day for sure now I got a quick question for so you're talking about twelve to sixteen hour days. You're talking about six to seven days a week, but a very small percentage of what you do. All the work that you do actually ends up in the final product is that? Is that disheartening hurt that is that just something you've got become used to know? Thank you so much for bringing that up. Because it's people don't understand like especially with my show, they'll say well. You didn't bring up this theory or that theory or this theory and I always tell them. There are so many theories that we look at, but you know when we shoot hours and hours and hours of footage, you know we only have forty one minutes in the show and they're so much. That does not get shown, so there's so many different theories that we do. But it just doesn't make it into the show so additionally. There was a show that I was in probably two years ago called timeless on NBC and shot on that show for five days. Will it turns out that one of the scenes I was in? They completely cuts, and it was a lot of us that were in the scene, and then another scene that I was in. They cut my lines and it didn't have anything to do. Do with performance on. It just had to do with how the scene was set up and that it wasn't really conducive to kind of go into the trench where we were and get the lines because of the hectic nature of the scene, so I shot for five days, and it doesn't look like shot for five days in the final cut so when you're watching whatever you're watching. If you have an actor host in your life, be kind. Kind. Because sometimes it's difficult. You know you give a few days or a few weeks of your life to something, and sometimes it just doesn't show that in the final cut.
A Hidden Side of Police Abuse
"In response to weeks of protests across the country, police departments are starting to change in New York. For example, disciplinary records for the NYPD are finally going to be made public and last week. New York City, police. Commissioner Dermott Shea made announcement about the NYPD'S ANTI-CRIME UNITS UNDERCOVER COPS who tend to be involved in police shootings. Effective immediately we will be transitioning those units roughly six hundred people citywide. Into a variety of assignments including detective bureau. neighborhood, policing and other assignments. When he made that announcement. said that it was part of an outdated model policing in that they generally are much more focused on intelligence. This is twenty first century policing. Intelligence. Data. Shot Spotter. Video Make no mistake. This is a seismic shift in the culture of how the NYPD polices disgraced, city. It it gives you a sense of. How a lot of the focus is on sort of individual officers on the street, but increasingly young PD's focus is on surveillance, and it has been for a long time. On Hell, story starts almost two decades ago the years just after the nine eleven attacks. Nine eleven, because it happened in New York has had a very long shadow and fundamentally changed. How many communities view the police department? Nine eleven not only to look to automate in. Sharing between different federal agencies, it also tried to turn local police departments into sort of the eyes and ears of intelligence on the ground in major cities, so it became a really important time for police permits to start to view themselves as counter. Terrorism agencies in that perspective is also true to this day. So unhealthy after nine eleven when this technology really expanded. was there a sense of? Push back. was there a sense that this was controversial that there were these growing NYPD dragnets of both Cameras and investigations and wiretaps that that seemed to be targeting regular New Yorkers who might not have been guilty of anything at all, so there's always been pushback from impacted communities and from civil liberties, advocates, but. It goes to show the effectiveness of the police department in the influence of the police department where a lot of the concerns were allayed by saying. This is going to empower us to catch terrorists in that terrorism label really. Calms a lot of fears for many because they thought well, these are tools that are only going to be used against the most dangerous people, but in reality was never limited to counter terrorism in the first place. It was just presented as a counter ripped terrorism tool. The most notorious example of NYPD surveillance was the illegal spying on Muslim New Yorkers after nine eleven. The NYPD sent informers to take photos inside mosques. They infiltrated Muslim student groups at local colleges. Undercover cops, twelve bookstores, restaurants and hookah bars. Even played cricket. The group was called the demographics unit. But until the Associated Press revealed its work. NYPD denied it existed. Now the demographics unit is gone, but the police departments post nine eleven surveillance infrastructure remains. Everything, the police know shoveled into a giant database called the domain awareness system. That includes audio from gunshot detectors, two billion photos of license plates, hundred million summonses, eleven, million arrests, two million warrants and thirty days of video from nine thousand cameras. How will that information gets crunched? We don't really know. And some of the things we do know suggest the NYPD could use more oversight. And, that's where the post doc comes in. To give you an example of the types of things that they've done. They use facial recognition systems to try to identify people that are suspected of crimes that were captured on. Let's say TV camera. So there is an example of someone who went into a CVs and stole a six pack of beer and the NYPD try to run a picture of that suspect through its facial recognition system. But it didn't return any results, so the NYPD thought well. You know that person looks a little bit like woody. Harrelson, so why don't we grab a photo of Woody Harrelson run that through the facial recognition system and see if we can find a match that Oh my God. How did this become public? The seems like something. The NYPD would never want to admit. So, one of the things that the post actors trying to do is to change the way that we ordinarily find out about surveillance abuses, which is costly public records, requests or through leaks to journalists in this case data that information came from an internal training guide that was obtained by Click Gharbia Georgetown that was turned over through a public records request. To what extent do we find out about these kind of technologies? When some kid ends up in court, and they say well, we know it was you because we have a witness identifying a dragon tattoo. We searched our database for a dragon tattoo and it turns out the. We knew you had one because you were stopped and frisked five years ago. Annie's Harlem. Only, it was that that linear. That would be great. Essentially does work that way most often. We don't get a sense of what tools are used at all. Sometimes the NYPD will enter into contracts with vendors that require them to be secretive, and they'll sign a nondisclosure agreement or a confidentiality clause that prevents them from disclosing the use of particular surveillance tools to the point where there are instances that police departments have dropped. Dropped charges against a particular person because they don't have to explain how they found them using the technology. That is still secret
Judge: Bolton can publish book despite efforts to block it
"Know that Bolton's book is set to come out this week he blasted president trump in an ABC news interview that aired on Sunday describing the man that he served as national security adviser for seventeen months as damaging to the country and hoping he's a one term president so what judge did the climb to block the publication of the tell all book but apparently the legal fight is not over just yet his more from fox's colonel Scott U. S. Attorney General bill Barr said exclusively on fox news Sunday morning futures there is currently collection the forcible tend to address classified details bar says still contained in the book titled the room where it happens we are bringing a civil action to enforce his agreement that he would do that before publishing the remedy if he doesn't complete it is that he forfeits any money from the government the Bolton book is officially set to be released this week after a judge ruled he would not stop that book's publication good all Scott fox news was reported last week that president trump's niece merry trump is running as a tell all book about him and their family called too much is never enough how my family created the world's most dangerous man with its scheduled release to come out on July the twenty eighth from Simon and Schuster but trump told Axios over the weekend that is fifty five year old niece is quote not allowed to do so because she signed a nondisclosure agreement trump said his niece sign that in D. A. after two thousand one settlement over the estate of our grandfather who was Donald trump's dad Fred trump's senior which bars her from publishing anything about the litigation or her relationship with trump and his siblings maryann and Robert merry trump is the daughter of trump's late brother Fred trump junior the daily beast last week cited people with knowledge of the book saying that would be filled with quote harrowing stories about the president but this one looks like it's going to be it's going to be blocked
Bloomberg News Killed Investigation, Fired Reporter, Then Sought To Silence His Wife
"Mike Bloomberg's presidential bid led to tough scrutiny particularly about his company's frequent reliance on nondisclosure agreements for employees. One of the people under a nondisclosure agreement is a former employee who years ago worked on an investigative story about Chinese leaders. Bloomberg News killed that story. It also tried to silence his spouse. Npr's David Folkenflik reveals. What happened at debate? Elizabeth Warren Challenge Bloomberg. What about complaints about him Mr Mayor? Are you willing to release all of those women from those nondisclosure agreements? So we can hear their side of the story. Bloomberg tried to move past it. We have a very few nondisclosure agreements. Finish Bloomberg's blase response outrage the writer late. Hong fincher full disclosure award supporter finger points to the widespread use of such as by the company. Bloomberg founded the company uses them to handle complaints of sexual harassment and hostile work environment. According to reports ventures complaint is not that. I don't know exactly what happened to those women but I do know how incredibly terrifying it is to be threatened and bullied into signing a nondisclosure agreement in two thousand thirteen ventures husband. Michael Forsyth was a reporter for Bloomberg News in Beijing Bloomberg had already published his team's investigation into the wealth of the families of Communist Party leaders. The Chinese Ambassador had warned the company against publishing death threats followed venture and forsyth moved to Hong Kong yet. The team kept reporting. He continued to do an investigation and it was that story. This story on longed in China's honest man and his ties to senior Chinese Communist leaders including Jinping Z. Had just become president of China and I saw these emails from the editors praising it meaning the reporting saying that. Yeah it's it's. We're really excited about this. We can't wait to move it forward. Three former Bloomberg journalists verified this account after that however radio silence. The story never ran Serrao Mike. Her husband Mike and some of the other reporters. And Editors who had been working on this story. Just we're asking for answers about why. Why was this story killed the famously intense founding editor in chief of Bloomberg News finally weighed in? That's Matthew Winkler back then. To Editors told me the story needed work. That's not the reason we are cited for killing it. It is for sure going to invite the Communist Party to completely shut us down. Take us out of the country so I just don't see that a story that is just divide. This recording winkler on in October twenty thirteen conference call weekly praised the team but warned about covering the Chinese regime which he called it everywhere and who they are and we should have no illusions that the Chinese authorities had search Bloomberg's bureaus delayed visas for reporters and ordered state owned companies not to sign new leases for Bloomberg terminals the terminals offer subscribers specialized financial data and are the most important source of the company's profits and China was seen as a growing market and a strategic priority again. Matthew Winkler is the information they do have away that enables car to report but not Elsa Prophet Bloomberg News N Winkler. Who's retired as editor in chief declined to comment in two thousand thirteen? Mike Bloomberg was mayor of New York City and denied Bloomberg News Killed The China Story. Two months later back at the company he founded asked about the China controversy again. Mike Bloomberg said it was arrogant to impose American values on others if a country gives you a license to do something off with certain restrictions. You have two choices either. Accept the license and do it that way. Well you don't do business there. Npr also obtained audio of these remarks. Mike Bloomberg to his global newsroom Bloomberg said the newsroom should be proud of its China coverage then said all organizations have bad apples. Some staffers thought that was aimed at the China. Investigative team. Bloomberg News fired Mike Foresight. He was accused of leaking news of the killed project other outlets. He landed at the New York Times and would not comment for the story. He signed a nondisclosure agreement with Bloomberg LP lawyers for Bloomberg's company pressured someone else to sign one foresights wife later Hong fincher. The company's lawyers threatened to force her to pay a six figure sum if she didn't agree to keep silent about her husband's work. Here's venture. There was no reason why I should have to sign a nondisclosure agreement. Because I didn't possess any damaging material about the company venture recalls being summoned to the high rise offices of Bloomberg's Hong Kong lawyers. Her husband was there too. And then this lawyer from New York on that. I mean giant image of his face on the video screens said but what about all the evidence? That's in her head venture says. She walked out of the conference room and left the building. They assumed that because I was the wife of their employees. I was the wife I was just an appendage of their employees I was not a human being ventures former CNBC correspondent who was finishing up PhD. She bristled and hired top-flight lawyers and finally the company let it go now. Mike Bloomberg has returned to his company. Wants more but venture isn't letting her question go. What else in his newsroom she asks is hidden by those nondisclosure agreements.
5 takeaways as Joe Biden scores stunning wins on Super Tuesday
"All of yesterday's Super Tuesday primaries former vice president. Joe Biden is the odds-on favorite in what now appears a two horse race with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders dropping back a few lengths. It is quite the comeback for Biden and quite the concern for Donald trump who fears biden sufficiently to have got himself impeached. Trying to source dirt on him first of all. Here is our America's editor at large ED stock. What difference so we can make? It wasn't so long ago that people were writing. Joe Biden's political victory but Super Tuesday proved that a resurrection was underway. All part of what Biden's fans referred to as Gimenez him first off. There was the decisive victory in South Carolina. A few days ago expected given the state's large number of African American voters who favor him then last night he clinched the early battles many of them in southern states where he was expected to do well including North Carolina Tennessee Alabama and Virginia. But then he just kept on going so what happened exactly to reverse. Biden's fortunes with the party's most liberal candidate Bernie sound is emerging as the clear front runner. After the Nevada caucuses the moderate wing closed ranks and move to unite behind one person and that person was biden the endorsements of former presidential hopefuls. Pete booth attach and Amy Klobuchar. Who both recently dropped out of the running as well as Texan. Better Walk have been game. Changes the results by didn ended up winning in states where he hadn't even spent at dollars who held campaign rallies speaking from his HQ in Los Angeles next to his wife and sister Biden stuck to script talking from a teleprompter sounding solid and confident avoiding the wobbles from earlier in his campaign. Like this from I were that had cast doubt over. His Candidacy for kids are just as bright and just as talented white kids. Wealthy kids clock. Note that Bernie Saunders had a bad note nor is he out of the race by any stretch of the imagination. Going to defeat the most dangerous precedent in the history of this country his State of Vermont as well as Colorado and Utah and the most delegate rich state of California a total of one thousand three hundred and forty four delegates had been available on Tuesday. Night we'll counting towards the magic number of one thousand nine hundred and ninety one needed to win the party nomination but unlike the Republican Party for the Democrats delegates are awarded by proportional representation. If you get over a fifteen percent threshold meaning less chance of a runaway leader even if the pact has significantly narrowed what's clear is that this is very much two-horse race for the nomination now with Democrats going for two older white men who they've already seen on campaign trails to horse because a couple of candidates had bad nights the first of them. New York's format Michael Bloomberg who has taken a pummeling from his rivals since he decided to join the race at the end of November. This was the big test for his appeal and the power of his deep pockets after two wobbly televised debates one of which produced this. Lloyd have a very few nondisclosure agreements. How many how many is that? None of them accused me of doing anything other than maybe they didn't like joke. I told
Licence plates, education fights and other dispatches from Doug Ford's Ontario
"This is one of those bizarre little government. Screw that probably happened on some level to every single government anywhere on the political spectrum is an embarrassing sure. But it's also not a big problem is screwed something up you've vixen. You apologize annual move on. It's the kind of screw up that only sticks around because it says something about the bigger picture and it says something when you refuse to acknowledge that and you won't answer questions as you guys. The Media WanNa stick in this little downtown Toronto bumble and start worrying about little things in this respect from them in my opinion first nations right today worse. So welcome to year. Two of Doug Ford's Ontario where alongside the big issues like teacher strikes autism funding and pandemic preparation. We also have license plates. But you can't read and look the plates will be fixed. It'll be fine but this could have been a one day story and instead it's a three week story. Because the first time the issue was raised we got us. We have worked with our key. Stakeholders and our plates are readable. And that right there is how a small story becomes a big one. And that's why it's worth taking a look at how it happened. In a look at the bigger picture and Ontario rating and discussing the government. It's trying to balance a of spinning plates. I'm Jordan Heath Rawlings. This is the big store. Cynthia Mulligan is the Queen's Park reporter at City News in frequent guests. During at least this administration I Cynthia Jordan. Why don't you tell me as we sit here today? What is the Ontario government dealing with? Like what issues are kind of swirling around them. Well license plates are a huge one. I mean license plates have just turned into a boondoggle fiasco nightmare for this government and it it should have been such a benign thing you know. The old license plates were peeling. The contract was up and they wanted to sort of put their mark on the province so for people outside of Ontario who Like to enjoy a laugh at Toronto's and Ontario's expense told me about the license plates like start from the beginning. Why does Ontario have new license plates? And what are they well early on in his tenure doug four decided he was going to rebrand. Ontario in his vision license plates. Were one of the main things. And he redid the slogan. That sounded like you know a Doug Ford campaign slogan and he did them in colors that are known to be more conservative blue colors and they were instantly dubbed Vanity plates by the end EP and partisan plates and they were released early February and it instantly turned into a gong. Show because a sergeant from Kingston a police officer took a photo of a license plate and said Oh my God. Didn't anybody research these plates. Put IT OUT ON. Twitter went viral. Because you couldn't read them when the light is Sean on them in the dark and it became a joke but it also became a how not to handle a crisis lesson for government. Explain what happened in the days following because again government screw up right Lebanon's highland and this could have been dealt with and done in a day. Maybe two days on the news cycle except the way they handled it. It then became a much bigger story so Lisa Thompson. Who was the former Education Minister? And you know I hate to say it she. She's she's really struggled in front of the media particularly in scrums she was the one who infamously said. Let's raise class sizes because it will make kids more resilient and you know would fall apart in scrums under the intensity and listen. Scrums are not easy to Queens Burke. They're really not so my hat's off to anybody who can manage an intense scrum. She has not mastered that skill so she stands up in the legislature. Somebody brings it up the MVP brings it up first day back and it's don't forget it's the first day back after the Christmas break and instead of coming back and I think everybody was expecting you know five weeks off six weeks off. They're coming back. It's going to be nice and calm. And he's talked to you in in late. Twenty nineteen about the new calm and friendly Pc government yes. They were trying to rebrand themselves. They have a new chief of staff after Dean French left under that scandal the patronage scandal and they were really trying to rebrand themselves and you would see. Doug Ford and even when he got questions at the time Before Christmas he was very calm and he handle them very well and he didn't Bristle and he didn't get angry and I think that they were just expecting you. Know SORT OF WE'RE GONNA start up this new session and we're going to carry on with that tone and Kabu license plates blow up in their face. Lisa Thomson gets up. The minister in charge gets up and denies. There's a problem when there's so clearly is a problem and basically says we've done a ton of research no problem and then it gets worse because then she does a scrum with the media calls says that they had to replace the old liberal license plates. The previous license plates were created some forty years ago under conservative. Premier Bill Davis so it just it just got worse and worse and worse and they wouldn't acknowledge there was a problem that then became a much bigger story than it had to finally the next day or so. They're like yeah. Ok well we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA look into this and they were very begrudging about it but it created a bigger problem than what what they should have had. And what really is the problem with these license plates. I mean in the grand scheme of things. It's yes it's a mess up. It's a big flood whether it's three. M's fault or the government's fault will never know because now there's a nondisclosure agreement but what it does is add to the pile of mistakes and backtracks at this government has had to do and it's it's becoming ingrained in the public consciousness because every time they look at a license plate they're Gonna. Think. Oh Yeah. Those are the license. Plates of the government messed up on top of the Autism. File on top of the gas pump stickers. That wouldn't stick on top of like I could go on and on and on what's happening at Queens Park right now just in terms of scandal or issue after issue and what's it like down there because it it seems like it's a bit chaotic from the outside so I had somebody from inside the government high up in the government. Come to my office recently. And they said how do you think we're doing and I said I think you're trying really hard to reset the channel and be different than your first eighteen months in office and I think your past mistakes. Keep coming to bite you. And she looked at me and went That's what's going on. How is Doug Ford navigating? All this this week he gave his first press conference in a while. Judy address it well. He was doing an announcement about a road to the ring of fire that He he championed as a historic agreement. In it's going to bring prosperity to first nations in northern Ontario. I mean it's really a a very preliminary announcement in it's basically an announcement that we're going to try and do this it. Put them in front of people. It also put them in a positive place in terms of indigenous affairs which you know we've been grappling with as a as a nation the last weeks so he wanted this positive announcement. The problem was the whole thing was a disaster from the get-go I mean it's at the Metro. Toronto Convention Center in the bowels like several floors down at a trade convention. It's packed and where they've set up this announcement they don't have enough room and the audio is terrible and the cameras are on a riser looking down at the premier and two chiefs and there's a ton of people from the public who WanNa Watch and they can't because they can't see the media can't see and the audios terrible and nobody can hear a darn thing. It was terrible optic to begin with. I think in watching him because he came when he arrived he was. He seemed in a really good mood. He was smiling. I think from his vantage point. He could see how things were going wrong. I mean one chief was standing at the microphone talking. You couldn't hear a word. He was saying and that had to have been frustrating for him so I think when the questions started and the first couple weren't even about his announcement about about something entirely different which is not unusual when we haven't seen him for five weeks so he has a lot on his plate and he wanted to change the channel with this historic announcement as he
Elizabeth Warren Challenges Michael Bloomberg on 'Kill It' Abortion Comment
"We crossed the top of the hour. We continue our coverage of tonight's democratic debate from Charleston South Carolina as we said in the last hour. One of the biggest moments came early on Elizabeth Warren directed at Michael Bloomberg. When I was twenty one years old I got my first job as a special education teacher. I love that job and by the end of the first year. I was visibly pregnant. The principal wished me luck and gave my job to someone else so I packed stuff and I went home. At least I didn't have a boss who said to me. Kill it the way that Mayor Bloomberg never led said to one of them on employees. I never said that they were the record of truism teacher in New York City. She would never have had that problem. We treated our teachers. The right way mayor Bloomberg went on with a longer explanation of what was part of a legal case standing by with Chris Matthews in the Spin Room Senator Elizabeth Warren. Thank you so much Brian. Do you believe that? The former mayor of New York said that to a pregnant employee. Well pregnant employee said that he did. Why shouldn't I believe her? You know I'm just really tired of this world. This one is personal for me. It really is but you aim. Hi pregnancy discrimination is real and we have gone on and on and on where people say. Oh I can't really believe the woman really why not Mayor Bloomberg has nondisclosure agreements. For who knows how many women and it's not just the one the whole point is how can you actually trust someone who will not just say look? I'm going to wave on nondisclosure on sexual harassment and discrimination. Anybody who has a story to tell can come with. Everybody deserves incredible response when they make a charge like that. My question about him. You believe he's lying. I believe the woman you believe. Which was he's not telling the truth and why we live because just to protect themselves. Yeah and why would she? If that's the question why breaking as the Gospel to make sure you're clear about this. You're confident of your accusation. But all I know is what she said what he said and I've been on her end of in the sense of discrimination based on pregnancy. It happens all across this country and men all across this country. Oh my gosh he never would have said. Yeah really okay. Let's talk about redlining that we're talking about an audience down here. A heavily African American Uh constituency down here and just put. These are tough charges. What is it that he did red lining that you believe is bad? Have you seen the video? And which he describes that the housing crisis see there had been redlining and then the government caught involved and forced all of these banks to lend money to poor people and then hit. That's how he describes the housing crisis. That's blaming African Americans and Latinos who were discriminated against on housing for decades. The very act that created a black white wealth gap that persists until this day. He blames that on the people who were victimized by you. Don't here's the thing it's redlining and what happened afterwards. You know after nine hundred and sixty five when redlining was finally made illegal. We just kind of go to neutral laws. African Americans start buying homes at higher rates. And then what happens? The giant banks on Wall Street target African American Communities Target Latino communities for the worst of the worst mortgages stripping whatever wealth had been those homes back away from them of course then took it nationwide and crash. The entice fits complete with your career. I don't I don't doubt a bit of what you've been saying but strategically. Why did you decide to go after Bloomberg tonight and not Bernie Sanders? Who is really rowing? Up The score. Right down this fight so I gotTa Tell You. I think is is the riskiest candidates standing on that stage. He is risky because he's already spent a half a billion dollars nearly as that what he's crowding in on at this point and because he thinks he can buy this election and he puts out on TV with all his millions and millions and millions of dollars this image of Michael Bloomberg that just doesn't fit reality Bernie Sanders. I don't know but I think that he would be view. Worst nominee for the Democrats and he is the worst nominee because he cannot be trusted by the base of the Democratic Party. Let's shift the attention to Bernie Sanders. Who is doing very well right now. You may wind down. And you may wind down here Let me ask you about your your. Very strong statement about him was that you can do a better job as that's that gets to executive ability it gets to relations with other political figures gets to effectiveness. And where do you? Where do you found that? What's your basis for saying it's experience notice your ability as a as a legislator compared to him give me some anecdotal evidence where you are better better president potentially the he is so Bernie and I both wanted to rein in Wall Street of the financial crash of two thousand and eight gave both of us a chance to do that but I was. The one who did the hard work fought with wall. Street fought with the banks built the coalitions and actually one and got the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau passed into law. That's a great accomplishment. Let me ask you giving star where he had to fight against other only have a couple of minutes show host out. I worked on the hill longtime and I watched what could get done. What could I watch the filibuster? Sixty vote requirement every serious legislative initiative. You need sixty votes or at least to the US reconciliation. Which deals with fiscal totals? And you can use that sometimes to just operate with a majority now. Everybody has ideas. You've got much more modest ideas than Bernie in terms of quick this and universality and all that other things how do you get anything through Congress that so fifty fifty divided since the end of fifty fifty roughly one side of the other? You know it's GonNa end up point about I'm willing Mitch. Mcconnell does what he did to Barack Obama them. I'm willing to roll back the filibuster. How many votes does that take the fifty one? Or fifty it can use the nuclear option. Guesswork at look part of it is it. Depends on what Mitch McConnell if he stays in blocking position. But here's the assure agreed to do this. Here's the majority leader's. The party is majority leader. I haven't asked it is. I have been out building the foundation for this for over a year building allies. Because that's how you get things on if we want a president. Who gets things done to look? After the last debate I was a quarter of a million people came to Elizabeth Warren Dot Com. And said I want to join this? I want to be part of this fight. I think that's where we are again tonight. I hope it does go done. You got to think through. How do you have a roll-call Fifty Democrats for maybe a couple of Republicans who will get rid of the filibuster? Do you know what that can happen. So it doesn't happen if you don't get out there and build it when I started fighting for the Consumer Financial Protecion Bureau's do you know what the odds were. They were like ninety nine to one. Nobody thought we could do this. We not only were up against every republic show. We were up against half the Democrats but you stay after eight. You reel it in US pressure from the outside to build the coalition. Sometimes you have to make a compromise. Stark legislation passed with only a fifty fifty situation. What I think because this is an issue. Here's took Ted Kennedy and sixty fifty nine other. Democrats to get sea. It took sixty. And you'RE GONNA burn. You're talking about big changes that you would get in a fifty fifty. Is that health and country. Look what country is where it is progressive or can I have one chance to make transformative change. And we better do it. We better be effective on this. And here's the thing. We cancel that student loan debt. There's no going back. We make that investment in universal childcare. There's no going back. We make that investment in housing. There's no going back that's what we need to do. Make the transformative change. Get it through. And then we're going to hang onto it because we his transformative we will change this country. That's why I'm in the Spike Chris. I can tell thank you very much and everybody knows you mean it. Thank you very much Elizabeth Warren. Us Senator from Massachusetts back
What We Learned from the Harvey Weinstein Verdict
"Women who came out with allegations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein were some of the biggest voices in the metoo movement. But even some of them were worried that he would be hard to convict this week. A jury found Mr Weinstein guilty of First Degree Criminal Sexual Act and third degree rape counts joining us. With more is Wall Street Journal Legal Affairs reporter Laura Cousteau Laura is this a watershed moment for these kinds of cases. It really is. I think as you said Culturally this was already a really central sort of touchstone over the last couple of years. He was one of the most high profile people to be accused of Sexual assault by dozens of women but it wasn't clear that that would really translate very well legally and it wasn't really clear how much had resonated with people And so what this case which had some very complicated. Very difficult facts. Facts that would have probably precluded a conviction say five years ago This really kind of showed that it has actually really kind of changed the culture and Change. The legal system with the idea of the casting. Couch has been around for decades and in many cases. Weinstein claim that many of these were consensual encounters. How is his case shifted? How Society thinks about what constitutes assault or even rape. Yeah this is what made these cases one of the things that made these cases so difficult. A lot of these women had long term relationships with him long term romantic relationships. They needed him professionally. They continued to talk to him. After the assault they continued to correspond with him safe for new affection of things to him. And that's a very difficult set of facts and I think what the me to me too. Movement really opened up. Was this idea. That complicated facts are life complicated. Facts are part of sexual assault. They don't necessarily mean that it didn't happen and certainly experts. I talked to said they. Just don't think that that idea had as much currency a few years ago as it does today have we seen sort of a ripple effect and how businesses deal with these problems. Yeah so absolutely. We've seen changes in industries everywhere from Hollywood to the fast food industry and some of these changes have not been necessarily voluntary states have changed rules including New York which now requires sexual harassment training There's also been an uptick. Empl in in cases in employment discrimination cases being brought Which is of course also led to changes in behavior you know. Hollywood is a great example of this where it's a lot of it is also just changing the culture. Where in Hollywood? They no longer have meetings in hotel rooms which seems pretty intuitive but was pretty much the norm for a long time so yeah we've seen pretty widespread cultural cultural changes. One of the big hurdles the accusers had was that many of their claims were from incidents that happened years ago. What impact has this case head? And do you think will have on the Statute of Limitation Laws? So we don't know I mean. Of course it's it's just a you know twenty four hours later but there is a sense that this is going to prompt states to look at some of the things that made this case so difficult to bring forward so one of those was the statute of limitations another was nondisclosure agreements. Many of these women had signed and D. A.'S. Which precluded them from coming forward speaking to the media bring civil cases and so there is some hope from experts that. I talked to who would like to see these kinds of changes This will also be something that they can highlight and say These are changes. We need to make to make these kinds of cases easier to bring. That's right just last week in the Nevada debates we saw Michael Bloomberg get called out over these as I guess. The question still has has the metoo movement changed how lawyers and businesses use or will use. Nda's it's very tricky. So New York state changed the law and said you can no longer require employees to sign. Nda's around sexual assault but they said unless unless the employee wants to and that creates a sort of tricky situation where employers may just not agree to a settlement at all if an employer doesn't sign an NDA according to lawyers. I talked to so it's very still very tricky to get this right but certainly experts that I talked to are hopeful that if we make it much more difficult or impossible for employers to require NDA's when their Employees are alleging sexual assault That could also be Something that helps protect people in the workplace if people know they can't hide behind these kinds of NDA's you've spoken to a number of experts. This field is there a sense that this conviction will have ripple effects and prompt more women to come forward both for criminal and civil filings. So there definitely is a sense of this that that you know. I think women often saw these kinds of cases as hopeless. You didn't see. It was very hard to get a successful conviction. These kinds of cases they they were kind of notoriously the he said she said cases. There wasn't physical evidence if there was if there was a complicated set of facts women would often just feel. There's no point in coming forward or a lawyer. I talked to said women would off to come forward. Make that first phone call to her and then change their minds and not want to deal with the repercussions But there are certainly others who I who. I talked to. Who disagreed with that? Who Said you still saw? These women get really eviscerated on the stand. Have Their sexual histories uncovered? Have there have being serve accused of selling sex? And so you know that that may still give some women. Pause Wall Street Journal legal reporter Laura Consist. Oh thanks a lot. Laura thanks very much.
Weinstein case could influence other sex crime prosecutions
"Are talking this hour about the verdict handed down yesterday in the case against Harvey Weinstein. And what if any work remains to be done in the metoo movement and whether or not yesterday's verdict was a watershed moment in the metoo movement? I'm joined by a team. Goss graves. She's president and CEO of the National Women's Law Center and co-founder of Times Up Legal Defense Fund and joining us. Now from New York is Jodi Kantor. Jody along with her colleague. Megan twohey both from the New York. Times they are Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporters who first broke the story about Harvey Weinstein and his sexual harassment behavior to say the least Jodie and Megan are co authors of the two thousand eighteen book. She said breaking the sexual harassment story. That helped ignite a movement. Jodi Kantor welcome to on point. Glad to be with you so first of all I. Have you been in touch with many of the women who even speaking to over the years in the in the wake of the Weinstein verdict yesterday and if so what have they told you I had? I actually delivered the news. Tash Lee Judd. Yesterday I called her Emmy told her. I just really a few minutes after the guilty verdict. What had happened and she took a second and he just said this is the way it's supposed to be. This is the way it's supposed to be. And then what did? What did she mean by that? What more does she tell you? I think what team anticipated. Harvey Weinstein signature is lack of accountability. This is a man who manipulated people. Who PRESSURED THEM TO SIGN? Nondisclosure AGREEMENTS PAID PEOPLE OFF Often intimidated and threatened people according to numerous sources and former employees and the idea that he is finally facing accountability. I think meant a tremendous amount to different people. Some people felt closer people. Some people felt Satisfaction. But I think when you look at the power of me too. It's really accountability. That's driven the whole thing. The idea that there are consequences for this kind of behavior is what caused other people to come forward in the first place. Jodi you've been following this story for so long now. I wonder what you make. Of the fact that he was found guilty on those on those two counts against him but but not but not all of them. What's what is the the the implications of that. It was a mixed verdict. Which I think is actually pretty symbolic of me to that. It is very hard to resolve these issues in society and remember that the jury was charged with interpreting a lot of complicated questions about consent. This was by no means You know a sort of Straightforward set of allegations. And so. I think I think we as the Society of the lot of these jurors we ask them to go into a room and resolve things that the rest of us have not really worked out And the U. and Megan wrote a story just yesterday for the Times Following the the the verdict. And it you point out your remind us of the two thousand eighteen verdict against bill cosby the Cosby and the Weinstein verdicts taken together. Do you think that we're we're seeing a change in terms of as you're making put it end of story people's acceptance of the quote messy -ness of these kinds of cases and what it takes to prove? What happened in a court of law? That's the question I mean either. To very high profile cases but especially in the Weinstein trial part of the significance of the verdict comes from the fact that this was a really long shot case in a lot of ways. It was risky for the prosecutors. Some fellow prosecutors didn't even think the New York Attorney New York. Da was right to miss soured And so then the fact that they won this victory means that they may have done something to shift andries of sex crimes prosecutions and whose stories get hurt annoy only heavy for another minute or two more. Jodi because I imagine you're still very busy but there is no problem. I just WanNa ask you one last question. I mean as I'm just wondering if I could ask you to step just a hair outside your role as a as a reporter for a moment and just reflect with me on what this moment meant to you and to Megan in terms of all the work that you put in to do the investigations that drove this issue into the public mind. What does the verdict mean to you? Well thank you for asking. That mean when I would say is that the meaning of this work was clear to me from within the very first phone calls to the very first braves women who told us their stories and we did this work without knowing what we would find what we are others would uncover. What the extent of the allegations are now we can see crimes would turn out to be and we hit the way. Yeah whether Weinstein would be prosecuted or not and and and what would result from that prosecution? You do the story just to find the truth. Knowing the journalism may be the only form of count ability that he faces or knowing that it could lead to something more we'll Jodi cantor is the Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter for The New York Times Co author with Megan. Twohey of she said breaking the sexual harassment story. That helped ignite a movement. Jodi thank you very much. Thank you take care.
Bloomberg says his company will release women from NDAs
"Time is Michael Bloomberg now says he'll release several women for the nondisclosure agreements they signed following settlements reached with they sued his company for sexual harassment or discrimination here's ABC's Mary Bruce under enormous pressure to an about face from Michael Bloomberg announcing he will release some women who filed complaints against his company from their confidentiality agreements Bloomberg has been pummeled over the issue but several of the women who have signed NDAs with Bloomberg's company told ABC news they are interested in telling their stories but feared the prospect of
Bloomberg to release female employees from gag orders.
"Democratic presidential candidate. Mike Bloomberg said yesterday that he's willing to release at least three women from nondisclosure agreements. That prevented them from speaking publicly. About sexual harassment or discrimination suits filed against him over the last three decades. Dozens of lawsuits have been filed against his company. Over the years Bloomberg said they had identified three and as that was signed over the past thirty plus years with women to address complaints about comments. They said I had made he wrote if any of them want to be released from their NDA so that they can talk about those allegations. They should contact the company and they'll be given a release. Bloomberg was attacked repeatedly this week in his TV debate for declining to release women from the nondisclosure agreements. He wrote. I've done a lot of reflecting on this issue over the past few days and I've decided that for as long as I'm running the company we won't offer confidentiality agreements to resolve claims of sexual harassment or misconduct going forward. The former mayor is still registering double digit support. At seventeen percent but Bloomberg's post-debate dip was the largest of any candidate bunny saunas meanwhile held onto his first place position in the poll and even gained two points. Compared to the pre debate survey rising to thirty percent Joe Biden stayed steady at nineteen percent.
Former New York City Mayor Bloomberg says he'll release three women from NDAs
"Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg says he's ready to release three women from non disclosure agreements they're related to comments they say Bloomberg made during his business career the democratic presidential candidate has been under pressure since the Washington post reported the existence of the agreements they came under fire at this week's democratic debate in Nevada especially from Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren my the question is challaned by being muzzled by you and you release them from that the media of course that audio from NBC news joining us in studio with more on this and PR skills he's now welcome back hi there what have you learned about these agreements and these women Bloomberg says that he and his company if I identified three nondisclosure agreements that were signed over more than thirty years he doesn't identify the women or say much about who they are and he puts it on them to come forward and ask if they want to be released when The Washington Post did originally our report on this they identified three men three women as well and they named them based on public records on lawsuits but that's the only information we have right now and what more does Bloomberg say he's going to do he released a fairly lengthy statement and he said that he's willing to release the agreements because he says quote I recognize that NDAs particularly when they are used in the context of sexual harassment and sexual assault promote a culture of silence in the workplace and contribute to a culture of women not feeling safe or supported which is essentially the argument that Warren was making throughout the debate he does go on to outline a broader plan and he talks about addressing sexual harassment in the workplace and workplace equality a couple of the things that he mentions there are twelve weeks paid family leave and paycheck fairness and he's he's saying that this is part of a broader push by his campaign and making it not just about these nondisclosure agreements but also about the policies he would promote as president it can we talk about the why right now I mean as we mentioned Elizabeth Warren came down on the former mayor very hard in the debate and I mean based on what I saw he didn't look eager to jump on this issue then yeah it was a very uncomfortable moment for him it seems and he seemed to struggle to respond to the question you know he hit the warning came after him repeatedly and she kept bringing it back up and you know this is a little bit of the back and forth that we heard we have very few non disclosure agreements how many the company has accused me of doing anything other than maybe they didn't like to joke I told and let me just let me he's been criticized a lot for that statement about a joke I told we saw it all over Twitter and Warren is brought that back up again she definitely has not let this go she brought it back up again at the opening of a CNN town hall last night and where she held up a contract he said she's a lawyer she knows how these things work and she said it was a contract that he could use to release the women from their agreements it's also pretty important to remember that Bloomberg's base of support here is primarily suburban women and he is making a really strong effort in many of the ads that he's put together so far to target women specifically he has an ad that it it's been includes just women talking about their experience and why they're supporting him and he needs to kind of shore up this part of the conversation with
"nondisclosure agreements" Discussed on Skimm This
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"nondisclosure agreements" Discussed on Skimm This
"It's Thursday February twentieth. Welcome to skim this. We're breaking down the most complex stories of the day and giving you the context on why they matter last night for the first time. Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg was on a debate stage. Several former employees have claimed. Your company was a hostile workplace for women. We'll explain why an argument over nondisclosure agreements became a highlight of the night then president trump's longtime adviser. Roger Stone was sentenced today to over three years in prison for stone. This prison sentence might not necessarily mean prison time. We're here to make your evening smarter. Let's skim this. This episode is brought to you by best fiends. We need to talk about something today. That a lot of people can't talk about nondisclosure agreements or NDA's they came up at last night's Democratic primary debate in Nevada hosted by NBC MSNBC and the Nevada Independent newspaper when former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg got this question for moderator Halley Jackson. Several former employees have claimed at your company was a hostile workplace for women when you were confronted about it you admitted making sexually suggestive remarks saying quote. That's the way I grew up. Bloomberg went onto condemn offensive behavior toward women and set. His company is a great place for women to work. Senator Elizabeth Warren then jumped in and basically said prove it and she challenged Bloomberg to release women from nondisclosure agreements. They had signed in the past. We'll get into that exchange a little later but first let's take a look at what? Nda's are and the impact they have at the office so depending on where you work you may have signed an NDA on your first day on the job or maybe even when you went in for a job interview the point of them is to make sure that if you learn something that might be a company secret you're legally barred from sharing it with someone else haven't been particularly controversial in most contexts that's L. Camille a bear. She's a professor of law at Ohio State University and an expert on employees sexual harassment corporations might have client lists or other crate secret or other confidential information that they want employees promise not to disclose right. The ones that came up in the debate last night are different. They have to do with workplace harassment and might be part of a settlement with your employer. Those settlements can include money but also promise not to go public or talk to the media because they've been used got out about what you experienced. That wouldn't be a good look for the company for some victims of sexual harassment. This tradeoff might be fine. Maybe they don't want to share their experience and for those who do they don't have to sign. That's the case. Michael Bloomberg tried to make last night. None of them accused me of doing anything other than maybe they didn't like joke. I told and let me pause and let me play agreements between two parties. That wanted to keep it quiet. And that's up to them. They signed those agreements. And we'll but a bear says just calling these as voluntary doesn't tell the whole story. Yes there voluntarily signed In the sense that no one's holding a gun to their head but to resolve the case often right employers require them as in to settle some cases. You might have to keep quiet but that silence can have big consequences Gretchen. Carlson was an anchor on Fox News. Who was fired in two thousand sixteen shortly after she sued then Fox News Chairman Roger? Ailes for sexual harassment. Carlson later settled with Fox. But as part of that deal she accepted an NDA. She stopped by the skin today and she said that. Nda's like hers prevent other victims from knowing that they're not alone. I mean at your own workplace. There's no way for other women to know that it's actually happening to somebody else. That's a huge thing and also protects the perpetrators because since there are NDA's nobody ever finds out what they're doing and so they can continue to do the harassment but also get to keep their job and that really isn't fair but the status quo around these NDA's starting to change pressure is mounting to release people from NDA's in sexual harassment cases and the culture of silence has changed. Nda meet me to a bare says the settlements that include NDA's are just contracts and if both sides agree they can be torn up or changed after allegations of sexual assault and harassment surfaced about NBC anchor Matt Lauer Against Other NBC employees. The network released those employees from their NDA's and said you're free to talk about what happened. And that's what Elizabeth. Warren tried to get Bloomberg to agree to do last night. What we need to know. Exactly what's lurking out there? He has gotten some number of women. Dozens who knows to sign nondisclosure agreements. Both for sexual harassment and for gender discrimination in the workplace. So Mr Are you willing to release all of those women from those nondisclosure agreements? So we can hear their side of the story. Bloomberg responded by saying Nope these women signed the agreements sir. We're not going to get to end these agreements. Because they were made consensually and they have every right to expect that they will stay. But Carlson said that answer shouldn't cut it to say that women enter into NDA's on a consensual pacis is just totally off base women are usually forced into signing NDA's and at the very least he should give all of those women the option to be released from them. Some women may choose not to be released but from all the women. I've spoken to across this country. They don't want to be Muslim anymore. But since releasing people from NDA's is voluntary and requires both sides to agree. Carlson is leading an effort to end the practice of forcing people into end e as in the first place and several states are starting to follow for example last year. New Jersey made it illegal for businesses to force people into NDA's in cases of sexual harassment. That would really be the boiler plate kind of legislation that we would like to enact nationally. Some corporations are deciding on their own to get rid of. Mda's and I always say that they're the ones will be on the right side of history. But if we need to enact federal legislation to make the law of the land then we will to hear the skims full interview with Gretchen. Carlson subscribe to our other podcasts skin from the couch. Her interview with our founders. Carling and Danielle comes out on Wednesday coming up. Why the recent drama over Roger? Stone's prison sentence might end up being all for nothing. That's next if you're looking for a fun way to pass the time while engaging your brain your answer is best fiends. It's a unique and exciting puzzle experience. That doesn't require Internet to play. So you can play anywhere. Engage your brain with fun puzzles and collect tons of cute characters with over one hundred million downloads. This five star rated mobile puzzle game is a must play download best fiends free on the apple APP store or Google play. That's fiends without the our best means today. Roger Stone was sentenced to forty months or almost three and a half years in prison in November. The longtime former political advisor to president trump was convicted by a federal jury on seven counts. Those counts include witness tampering and lying to Congress all stemming from special counsel Robert Muller's investigation into the twenty sixteen election. There's been a lot of drama over. What Roger Stone's prison time should have been? You probably remember that. Last week four of the Federal Prosecutors. Who worked on the stone case recommended that get seven to nine years then their bosses. Aka the Justice Department intervene to see that he should get a lighter. Recommendation that came after trump tweeted that the initial memo was a miscarriage of justice. The four prosecutors didn't seem to agree so they all resigned. Attorney General Bill Bar maintains the trump tweet had nothing to do with their decision to override the prosecutors sentencing pitch but the drama sparked a firestorm from critics saying that the White House influence the trial and more than two thousand former officials from the Justice Department have called on Bar to resign. Which brings us to this morning the sentencing hearing DOJ sent new prosecutors to replace the ones who resigned and those prosecutors told judge. Amy Berman Jackson that the Justice Department stands by that original sentencing memo and ask for a quote substantial period behind bars in the lead up to her sentencing decision. Judge Jackson laid out the case against stone calling him. An insecure person who recklessly seeks attention and said he should spend forty months behind bars which is less than half of what prosecutors initially called for happens next well. Stone won't go to prison immediately. He still challenging the ruling and believe it or not after all of this. There's still a chance that stone won't go to prison at all because when you're a convicted felon and helps to have a friend in the White House. President trump just spent the last few days pardoning all kinds of high profile convicted felons everyone from former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich to the former head of the NYPD Bernie Kerik both of whom served time for corruption. Trump is hinted that his big part in energy mike extended to his old friend Roger Stone. It hasn't happened yet but the past is prologue. That wouldn't be a surprise..
Breaking Down Bloomberg's First Debate
"Up on today's podcast. The ninth and possibly the liveliest democratic debate in Las Vegas. This was the first debate performance for Michael Bloomberg and the other candidates came out swinging. I like to talk about who were running against a billionaire who calls women fat broads and horseface lesbians and no. I'm not talking about Donald Trump. I'm talking about Mayor Bloomberg. It was also the first chance for Bloomberg to respond to criticism on the public stage. Here's an exchange with Senator Elizabeth Warren as she pressed him to release women employees from nondisclosure agreements that prevent them from talking about sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. I hope you heard what is defense was. I've been nice to some women. The mayor has to stand on his record and what we need to know. Exactly what's lurking out there? He has gotten some number of women. Dozens who knows to sign nondisclosure agreements. Both for sexual harassment and for gender discrimination in the workplace. So Mr Are you willing to release all of those women from those nondisclosure agreements? So we can hear their side of the story. We have a very few nondisclosure agreements. How many finish. How many of them accused me of doing anything? Other than maybe. They didn't like joke. I told and let me let me play agreements between two parties. That wanted to keep it quiet and that's up to them. They signed those agreements and we'll live with taxes you know from all sides and just want to show everybody a quick exchange between Bernie Sanders and Mike Bloomberg believed it Democratic Socialists. Working People not billion as healthcare for all educational opportunities. Chopstick we have the best known socialists. In the country happens to be a millionaire with three houses. But I miss here. Well you'll still work in Washington housewives. The first problem live in Burlington House too. That's good and like thousands of other Vermont. Subba cap to give me for that whereas your home which talks which tax haven New York New York City. Thank you very much on my taxes. And I'm happy to do it because I get something for. Bloomberg also drew negative reaction from the audience for his comments on releasing his tax retur variously transparency Mayor Bloomberg. Your campaign has said that he would eventually release your tax records when it comes to transparency but people are already voting now why should Democratic voters have to wait? It just takes us a long time unfortunately or fortunately fortunately I make a lot of money and we business all around the world and we are preparing. The number of pages will probably be the thousands of pages. I can't go to turbo tax but I put up my tax return every year for twelve years in City Hall. We will put out this one. It says tells everybody everything they need to know about every investments that I make and where the money goes and the biggest item is all the money I give away and we list that every single donation I make and you can get that from our from our foundation anytime you want. And this was Bloomberg's response to whether he supported Senator Bernie Sanders proposal. That would require all large companies to turn over up to twenty percent of their ownership to employees overtime absolutely not. I can't think of a ways that would make it easier for Donald Trump to get reelected and listening to this conversation ridiculous. We're not going to throw out capitalism. We tried that other countries tried that was called Communism and it just didn't work again. That was an answer that actually agreed with. There was some people who said that's not the answer you given a Democratic primary. That it's an answer you would give if you were in the actual campaign against president trump but that was the one that really resonated with me with. Yeah okay. Honest answer on that part of Ari Fleischer on twitter last night tweet aways going on saying that. He couldn't fathom how the whole Party that nobody in the party when they're asking their capitalism everybody's there with the exception maybe of Mayor Bloomberg I think Amy Klobuchar also said that she was a capitalist of believe in capitalism. But you know you know how everybody gone mad that this is just not what it is but by the way I mean Look Bernie. Sanders calls himself a socialist. Whether it's a democratic socialist or whatever you WANNA call the it's strange led a little bit of circa firing squad feel for me or someone said a gun fight in a lifeboat or something like that. But but what what I'm coming to realize is that Bernie is in the stage. Yep He's got grassroots. He Does Sport. And these people are gonNA turn out and if he just keeps winning and winning and winning. I don't know what you do. There's a difference between the democratic establishment and millions of of Democrats. That are voting for him. And you can't just say no. We don't like the way this looks so we don't like our prospect and who knows what the prospects really are. You never knew. He may have some people think he might one four years ago if he so. I've always been a Bernie Bro and BRO now. Well no Birdie Bro. If I had to pick I'm not sure at this point I immediately came in and I said to you this morning. What else you got sick Bernie because you think that makes it better or ascribe any type of weird and just let's is beyond her hand in a while snow but seriously that's the sixty came up. You got anything got anybody else you got it. We're shoulders Howard Schultz. Is he done? He's definitely divall Patrick and he come back and Bloomberg's campaign seemed to acknowledge his difficulty with this last night. I think he got better at the end to answer at the end was a fairly strong answer. His campaign said he's just warming. I mean the. What's the the reason the night? By the way do you know Neil Patel? We've had on the program. The rights that that Bloomberg is the gap that Bloomberg's performance the gap between an influence or marketing campaign and putting an actual product in front of reviewers. And I thought that captured beautifully Ashley happening here and I think it is online he. He's you know if you had sixty billion dollars you really do start thinking that you just might us man and when it comes to the woman whatever you want to say it but when it comes down when when the rubber meets the road you really do have to debate and you need to be good and fast and strong and all those things none of which and I started feeling. Sorry for he did. Have everybody coming after is not something we really happy. Start Feeling. Sorry for him. But there's an old adage in its most Jewish things don't ever feel sorry for someone has a Gulfstream jet. You just never never feel sorry for someone who has a g six V you just. Shouldn't I mean there could be things that happened? They can always fall. But you still felt sorry for. It'd be because as you know and I've said it a million times. Maybe he's not a great debater isn't clearly but if you look at what? I what he did in the city in the public sector and then the private sector. We're different we're different on what we think is competent and a nanny. State to me is competent. Well no no. Other major initiatives took it was. Well run under Giuliani to look at him now than in your eyes. I mean you think he's like a lunatic. Look let's just leave it at Bernie Bro- stick with that. He's in the center. He's at fifty eight percent. Something on League dictums on CNBC earlier. This week I don't know if it was yesterday the day before and I guess. He said that he thinks. Bernie Sanders bigger threat to the markets. Then they'd run a virus and your lights night's performance. You wonder if there's anybody who's GonNa stop along the way but the market and took the Marlboros. Go UP THE STRONGER. He gets because he's a could be another McGovern. I'm not I'm not coming out of my no. Well we know what you think but put the markets aside. Let's Talk Real Economy Bernie Sanders. Wins Your CEO in America. You're see on America's because this to me is really to one thing Mike Bloomberg was right about okay. Bernie can't win but no I'm saying if Bernie wins I think that every ceiling American not to Bernie San monkeys flat out of my reread to leave the set. Look by the way people can carry where he says the same thing trump right and even even two months before he won. People would don't really you don't really think that's the same thing. No I'm not saying it's health your honest opinion of what is Bernie's if you had to bet all your money on what. What are his chances for winning? Is it twenty five percent? Do you think it's that high winning? In general winning in the general we in the journey and the general third no more than you think a third see. I think that's I don't think it's a third what was weird less gets overwhelming at all. No I think it's I think in becomes very what would there have to be more. I don't know what would happen. He'd have to be the nominee and something else anyway. Joining us right now with reaction to last night's debate pollster and political strategist frank. Bunce FRANK WANNA get your action to all of this. I think the whole night was challenging moment. I WANNA take you back to two thousand twelve when Rick. Perry was moving three or four points a week in the race against Mitt Romney. He participates in the first debate. And he's destroyed and it ends his candidacy. I think Mike Bloomberg we will look back at this debate potentially as the beginning of the end because he did not come across as prepared and more importantly I don't think captured the tone of the audience that he doesn't understand that there are more women than men who are Democrats that they don't like this Aggressive behavior and I don't think in Blooberg defense of capitalism against socialism. He doesn't realize that. So many Democrats prioritize socialism over Frank. I WanNa ask you about the preparedness issue. Because he I know we'll say he only got into this campaign ten ten weeks ago but he's been preparing for this for a very very long time. How could he not have been more prepared? Well and what were the right answers to some of these questions? Well I so I want viewers to know that I did work for Bloomberg in two thousand one and back then. He doesn't like language. He doesn't like debates he doesn't like that. Kinda give and take that's not what he's about. The problem is it's what the Democrats are about and he should've known that these candidates who are going to take him on frankly. I don't know what the response is for the challenge about the nondisclosure agreements in terms of capitalism vs socialism. He's GonNa Remember. You should know that. The average Democrat is working class. The average Democrat is middle income and having a capitalism vs socialism debate among the average Democrat. Bloomberg's GonNa lose that and Bernie Sanders and the reason why is leading right now is going to win that contest. Frank do you believe Bloomberg will follow through on his promise to spend another half a billion dollars defeating Donald Trump on one of these people that just you know completely eviscerated him last night. Have you think once he realized you just said maybe it's the beginning of the end of his candidacy? He sees it. He's not going to be the candidate. Will he follow through and spend another four or five hundred million dollars on somebody else well? He's not done because we still have a South Carolina debate coming up and Super Tuesday. If you look at the state by state polling Bloomberg is actually taken the lead in some of these states doesn't if you said that it's probably the beginning of the end it was. Do you believe he will follow through and spend his money to defeat? Donald Trump by backing Bernie sanders or the eventual nominee is. Do you believe he'll do? I think Mike Bloomberg will have a problem backing Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren because he simply disagrees with them ideologically on their economic last night's performance by Elizabeth. Warren puts her back in the game in a way that she might not have been just Twenty four hours ago. I'm going to surprise you but my answer is no because I don't like Democrats attacking Democrats they want you to focus on donald trump but that's what Bernie Sanders has been doing so successfully and he seems to be the runner. And that's exactly. Why is the Front runner and Elizabeth Warren Attacking Buddha judge as well as Bloomberg? I don't think that sits well with the average Democrat. I'm will tell you know. Sandra has been attacking his his competitors in this race. No He's been speaking clearly and loudly and pronounce way in a position that for the center of the Democratic Party. And they like what he's saying and he is going to trump more than the rest of them I think last night was a good good debate night for Sanders because he clearly articulated a point of view that none of you may agree with but for the center of the Democratic Party. Remember this is not the center of America for the center of the Democratic Party Bernie. Sanders speaks to them. He's emotional he's passionate and it's the reason why he's now the front runner and what we got to run but what happens if if he is the nominee against trump given what you know given what okay. What are your odds for the first time ever ever on a TV program? I will say that trump will have the narrowest of advantages narrowest inch. Yes that's all that's all this going to be a brawl. It's going to be ugly selection ever and even though centers outside the mainstream the press will protect him. The media does not want trump elected. It will come down to election day. Okay Frank clots with an interesting perspective. Great to see this morning. Thank you thank
Harvard Professor's Arrest Raises Questions About Scientific Openness
"So it's May of Twenty fifteen. And a researcher named Chichaou. Shing is at his home near Philadelphia. She is a physicist at Temple University who studies SUPERCONDUCTIVITY SPECIAL MATERIALS. That can sometimes lead electricity flow through them with no resistance. There's a ton of applications for it and all of a sudden there's a knock door very very loud and urgency rental open the learns Esau arm agents outside and pointing their guns to my wife and daughters into an Tokyo in Hong Cups and I had absolutely no idea why okay. So why was he arrested? Like what was going on what the. Us government accused him of sharing a special piece of equipment with researchers in China. But here's the thing he did. Do it prosecutors. Were confused because well it turns out. Superconducting technology is just really complicated. But what about the idea that he was helping? The Chinese developed superconducting technology. Just in general. Well Dr she says sure. He works with scientists in China all the time and sometimes he spent summers over there doing research with them. But as you know Mattie one of the basic pillars of fundamental research is openness nothing. He shared was classified or restricted in any way. Qadam ICK espionage. It's a contradiction me. Everything we are doing is fundamental research. There's nothing to steal can. Just sit there and read your paper and sure enough about six months after this whole thing starts. The charges are dropped against doctor she. The government admits he's done absolutely nothing. Wrong I mean honestly it sounds like he just had collaborators which is like a major thing in science unless there was some weird money. Thing being exchanged or going on this is what scientists do. Yeah I mean. They're technologies that are restricted for example stuff to do with rockets that could be used in missile development say. The government has very strict rules about sharing that kind of information but generally scientists open collaborations. Happened all over the world. The thing is China is getting a lot more scrutiny. These days so fast forward to twenty eighteen attorney general. Jeff sessions is really concerned about the theft of scientific knowledge and intellectual property by the Chinese so the Justice Department launches what it calls its China initiative the goal is to crack down on the transfer of US knowledge to China and in the academic community the focus. False really quickly. I'm one program in particular. It's called the thousand Talents Plan. So our understanding is that originally. The purpose of the thousand talents program was to reverse the brain drain. That's Michael Lower. He's deputy director of extramural research at the National Institutes of health. And he's the main guy at NIH dealing with thousand talents. When he says brain-drain an example of that is like scientists. Go abroad to study and then end up staying in whatever country instead of coming back home. Exactly the Chinese government wanted to bring back outstanding scientists to China so as to develop their science and technology and the way the Chinese government does is by offering money so researchers set up labs in China and they spend at least part of their year over there Doing their work in exchange for grants and expenses paid and the program grew pretty quickly to include non-chinese scientists as well right and I think there are these kinds of programs in other countries to yeah. It's not uncommon. Canada had something called the one hundred fifty research chairs. I mean. That's kind of the less ambitious Canadian equivalent. Chevy Sega but with lower says is the thousand talents program has gone too far in the real problem from his perspective is that in a number of cases researchers are not telling their home universities or the. Us government for that matter about Chinese funding and not disclosing that Chinese funding. That's what's actually against the law. Exactly the types of behaviors that we are seeing are not subtle or minor violations What we're seeing is really quite egregious and that brings us back to Charles Lieber. The Harvard Chemist We were talking about earlier. Who is arrested back in January the complaint alleges Doctor Lieber signed a contract with the Chinese University in Wuhan and was paid to fifty thousand dollars per month plus up to one hundred and fifty eight thousand dollars in living expenses and awarded more than one point five million dollars to set up a research lab at the Chinese school and work there on researching nanotechnology that is a lot of money. Jeff that is like ten post docs full of money. At least I love that. Your brain calculates prices in post is seen but the bottom line is. It is a lot of money in the criminal complaint. Alleges not only did he get all this money. Lieber lied about being part of the program to Harvard to the NIH in the Department of Defense. Which together we're also giving him many millions of dollars in research money. I should say Lieber attorneys declined to comment about this case. They didn't WanNa speak to me but Mike clower from the NIH says there's a larger pattern here other scientists have done the same and it's a real problem. Collaboration does not involve offshore offshore bank accounts. collaboration does involve undisclosed cash payments. It does not involve undisclosed employment agreements or undisclosed contracts. It does not involve double dipping. Where a person is being paid salary to work in China and to work in the United States at the same time several scientists and other institutions have been fired over this he says the NIH is currently investigating around one hundred eighty other scientists. He thinks this is a systemic problem. So if these cases involve lying failing to disclose information which we do know is against the law. Why are scientists doing this? It's a really interesting question and I don't have a great answer as I said. Liebers attorneys have declined to speak to me In other cases other scientists who've been fired don't talk to the press generally now lower says. In some cases the thousand talents contracts scientists sign actually come with a nondisclosure agreements. So they're actually told by the Chinese not to say anything which is illegal but there's also more going on I mean it may be then some cases they fear if they disclose money from the Chinese. They are going to get more scrutiny on their work and then something else to consider is the possibility of just plain old greed the criminal complaint against Charles Lieber alleges and I should say alleged here that he was receiving cash payments from the Chinese. That some of this money was just coming straight up cash. Okay so the sounds problematic for sure but is it espionage. Maybe I have like an outdated old timey spy version of espionage but it doesn't necessarily feel like that to me no I mean. It isn't really espionage. I think it's really important to say that. Lieber isn't technically being accused of espionage. The government this is about the money and I think it's very telling the US government's going after the money rather than transfers of technology like you remember that superconducting case earlier. It's really hard to tell of. Someone's doing something illegal when they're collaborating scientifically and that's also got some people wondering whether these sorts of cases really deserve criminal treatment so frank who is somebody I spoke to. He's a professor at the University of California Hastings College of Law and he tracks these espionage cases and says arresting people for issues around what they disclosed for their grants. It just feels heavy handed to him zone. The past if there was a problem somebody would talk to you. Maybe you would face disciplined from your employer but you wouldn't face being fired and going to prison and having your name dragged through the mud as a spy in fact the same day. Lieber was arrested the Justice Department announced the arrest of two Chinese nationals. They say had lied on visa. Applications and illegally transferred biological samples. These aren't exactly the same kind of case. But you know it's the same general flavor. It sounds like a lot of people who have been accused are Chinese nationals or ethnically Chinese. Does we think that racism plays a role in this well would midst. There are some real espionage cases that involve Chinese people and they have been convicted. But they're sort of larger tone around all this. It sounds very familiar to him. No matter how assimilated. You are no matter how much you think yourself. I'm an American just like any other American winner of Chinese background. There's that risk always that people will look at you and suspect you're actually communist agent now. I should say. Us officials categorically denied. This has anything to do with race. I interviewed Andrew Leveling the federal prosecutor. Who ARRESTED LIEBER? And he said this if it was the French governments that was attempting to steal. Us technology in a massive decadelong campaign. We'd look for French people. But it's not it's the Chinese government and he actually points to the Lieber case as an example of how they're willing to prosecute anyone they think is broken the law by lying but even if the government doesn't think it's racial profiling it's definitely having an effect on the Chinese research. Community your remember. Chichaou shing the researcher who was falsely accused that we talked about well. I asked him. Does he still work with colleagues? In China. The short answer is yes but the more Ah Longer answer. Is that to my research. Now is much much smaller than used to be. And that's because he doesn't want to apply for federal grants anymore. He's afraid he'll do something wrong so every time I do all this conflict of interest floor alright to all these Grant applications and check boxes and also I I I I shake I I. I'm scared that if anything I didn't do exactly accurately I could be in
Avenatti found guilty of trying to extort Nike
"A lawyer who fought president trump in court has himself been convicted a federal jury in Manhattan found Michael on the not guilty of trying to extort sportswear giant Nike prosecutors say either not a threat to use his media access to her Nike's reputation and stock price unless the apparel company paid him up to twenty five million dollars I would have these lawyers countered that he was following the wishes of an amateur youth basketball league director who wanted him to force Nike to fire corrupt executives and fix its culture the lawyer gained fame by representing adult film star stormy Daniels in a lawsuit to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement in which the actor had promised not to discuss her alleged affair with trump trump denied that
"nondisclosure agreements" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"From the bloomberg ninety nine one newsroom in washington nancy lyons with these latest headlines the supreme court today heard it second case to overturn state gerrymandering after republican wisconsin at heard a case from democratic maryland bloomberg's irv chapman cover today's argument at the supreme court justices kagan and briar was cut and dried the democratic governor of maryland said the redistricting goal was to flipper republican seat in congress to democratic but said brier will never have another such open and shut case how can the court guide all fifty states he advocated taking wisconsin maryland north carolina gerrymandering cases who rehearing maryland state attorney denied that the goal was a democratic district just a competitive one at the supreme court or chapman bloomberg radio president trump received a setback in court today when a federal judge in maryland allowed a lawsuit to move forward that charges that president trump is improperly profiting from his lavish downtown washington dc hotel the president has said he has no conflicts of interest and is not in violation of the constitutions emoluments clause those provisions prohibitive president from receiving gifts from foreign governments without the permission of congress the attorney for stormy daniels says he's seeking permission from a federal judge in california to depose president trump and his lawyer michael colin michael avenue ati says it's part of a discovery before a trial in daniels lawsuit devoid a nondisclosure agreement with trump white house press secretary sarah huckabee sanders was asked about the deposition request the president has denied the allegations we've spoken about this issue extensively i don't have anything else to add beyond anything beyond that i would refer you to the outside counsel the request was filed in federal court in los angeles global news twenty four hours a day powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred twenty countries i'm nancy lyons this is bloomberg best bloomberg best is all the insight and the context and get the marquess it's a great way to catch up on some of the stories you might have missed on the bloomberg stories you're not going to find in any other news organizations bloomberg best bloomberg's best stories of the day powered by twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred twenty countries around the world i'm june grosso and i'm ed baxter on this edition of bloomberg best for wednesday march twenty eight peter navarro discusses.
"nondisclosure agreements" Discussed on KBOI 670AM
"A russia probe over the president and gun control i'm anne cates republican lawmakers have wrapped up a yearlong probe into russian meddling in the election concluding there was no collusion between the trump campaign and moscow correspondent manu raju reports democrats weren't consulted democrats have contended that not enough interviews have been conducted not enough witnesses have produced documents and they have not been enough subpoenas issued a range of documents from the democratic perspective but the republicans say that this has been gone on long enough they believe they've come to the consensus on their side there's been no collusion between trump associates and russian officials during the two thousand sixteen elections the white house says president trump has an abandoned previously expressed support for raising the age to purchase guns to twentyone press secretary sarah sanders saying the administration wants to start with areas that have fewer political hurdles he hasn't backed away from these things at all as i just said they're still outlined in the plan but he can't make them happen with a broad stroke of the pen you have to have some congressional component to do some of these things i'm karen kay fought a porn star wants to return the hush money she received a remain silent about her affair with donald trump correspondent drew griffin stormy daniels in essence will pay back the one hundred thirty thousand dollars that she was given just eleven days before the election if they release her from this nondisclosure agreement it also says that stormy wants to be able to use whatever text pictures and videos she may have relating to this with the president in in the future and advocacy group has named president trump and his attorney and its complaints with federal officials over the stormy daniels saga common cause filed amended complaints today with the federal election commission and the justice department on wall street the dow jones industrial average fell one hundred fifty seven points the sp five hundred down four the nasdaq gained ground closing up twenty eight points i'm ann.
"nondisclosure agreements" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"To las vegas of groups and austin potential trump official i'm anne cates investigations are underway into a series of packagebomb attacks in austin texas who people with including a teenager have died and multiple others hurt as a result of the blasts austin police chief brian manly says police are following all leads to find the person responsible and is asking the hundreds of thousands of visitors in austin for the south by southwest festival to be vigilant that it's important for those knows that are here in ostend they're here for the spring festival to be aware of what's going on enjoy yourself have a good time there's no reason to believe that you are at any greater risk other than be aware the fbi is in austin assisting with the investigation i'm clayton 'evil cnn is reporting that conservative commentator larry kudlow as president trump's choice to replace gary cohn as the new director of the the white house is national economic council kudlow shares khan's opposition to steel and aluminum tariffs the white house says president trump has an abandoned previously expressed support for raising the age to purchase guns to 21 our secretary sarah sanders saying the administration wants to start with areas that have fewer political hurdles backed away from these things at all as i just said there are still outlined in the plan but he can't make them happen with a barrage stroke of the pen you have to have some congressional component to do some of these things i'm karen kay thought a porn star wants to return the hush money she received to remain silent about her affair with donald trump correspondent drew griffeth stormy daniels in essence will pay back the one hundred thirty thousand dollars that she was given just eleven days before the election if they released from this nondisclosure agreement it also says that stormy and wants to be able to use whatever text pictures and videos she may have related to this with the president in in the future on wall street the dow tumbled one hundred fifty seven points the nasdaq up twenty includes the news.
"nondisclosure agreements" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM
"The subject of the nondisclosure agreement so legally she's looking for loopholes to be able to tell her story i would imagine tissues riding a lot of well she's looking she's finding a lot of fame people are wanting to talk to her dramatic winds will weird is when it noted i mean she was a good looking lady it's not that she said she's the dog face or anything like that is at appropriate ventured coretail thinks that you use the door great spread the nausea i don't think she's not bad i don't think she's i i mean i wouldn't say she guiding light beauty right but i don't think she'd like crack a mirror of she looked great russia democrat dad mirrored but what i think is interesting here is that she's bed on tv as recent i think is maybe two or three weeks ago because of my life all blunts together as pretty reasonable rehana when she was asked if she had a physical relationship with the present she said no so she's all over the place you've got these allegations that she did and then she said when asked pointblank if she did have a physical relationship not just a it kind of going back and forth she'd she says that she was always talking with him a knowing him then she said no and now she's filing this lawsuit look i if i'm sure that this wins the prize me of donald trump's pass it also seems like this is probably a case to someone who's not fraternise but cochairing i don't know yes it is the dow is found the money it always is so anyway at that story i like it or lump it digested a deputies the old expression on the farm next up in the people department governor jim justice love that name i love the name jimmy just use the democrat that switched republican ayodhya i didn't know that trump always talked about his friend jim justice kim injustice signed legislation authorizing a contract agreement with the twenty thousand teachers who are on strike in west virginia the deal includes a five percent pay raise well they already had that deal and then the legislature finally confronted four percent so there's screw you i'm we're not going back to work so governor had to figure out how to get the rest of the.
"nondisclosure agreements" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM
"The subject of the nondisclosure agreement so legally she's looking for loopholes to be able to tell her story i would imagine issues riding a lot of well she's looking she's finding a lot of fame people are wanting to talk to her winds will weird is when it yesterday i mean she a good looking lady it's not that she said she's the dog face or anything like that is at appropriate ventured coretail thinks that you use the door crease brazelle don't think she's not bad i don't think she's i i mean i wouldn't say she writing like beauty right but i don't think she like crack a mirror of sheila operating grading take russia greg dad mirror by what i think is interesting here is that she's been on tv as recent i think is maybe two or three weeks ago because of my life all blunts together as pretty reasonable hannah when she was asked if she had a physical relationship with the president she said no so she's all over the place you've got these allegations that she did and then she said when asked pointblank if she did have a physical relationship not just a you know kind of going back and forth she'd she says that she was always talking with him and knowing them and she said no and now she's filing this lawsuit look i if i'm sure that this wins the prize me of donald trump's pass at it also seems like this is probably a case of someone who is an opportunist but it could change them i don't know yes always follow the money it always is so anyway at that story i like it or lump it digested a deputies the old expression on the farm next up in the people department governor jim justice loud that name i love the name jimmy just use the democrat that switched republican eto i didn't know that trump always talked about his friend jim justice jim justice signed legislation authorizing a contract agreement with the twenty thousand teachers who are on strike in west virginia the deal includes a five percent pay raise well they already had that deal and then the legislature only funded fourpercent so there's delaware screw you i'm we're not going back to work so governor had to figure out how to get the rest of the money in there and so now.
"nondisclosure agreements" Discussed on Love 860
"You can't answer on entering into a nondisclosure agreement is one thing if we're protecting trade secrets for you know we're protecting home maybe you've got on business things that you learned along the way while you will employ by that person if the supreme note um you know maybe i don't know maybe i'm i'm a a an inventor in his party you as being married you have you're privy to my own inventions azzam telling you keep that quiet that's one thing but again whenever you start talking about people lives being endangered and um um somebody being in peril those agreements are not the rain thank you in there since i will have to you there poos i will have the break confidentiality is like if a person was hiv and they had another individual debt needed to know that it in in deir certain things that confidentiality key they're certain things confidentiality it has to be open up in oak of their province has changed because you tom imminent danger you know showed so sold the solar individual with the job who was fired when a nondisclosure agreements stop them from testify if they will call by saved the fbi and it doesn't involve life or death but it does involve illegal activity i don't know all the facts but my gut which tell me they would still have the fire hacking i don't think you can enter into a me if that was the case allow people would enter into agreements should not have to testify against the mighty involving illegal activity i mean i don't you can't contract for illegal for um uh something that is illegal coker as you did not deny ended a question will work out who movie hell combated trump leroy cavallero vitality isn't across question governor telenova i may rutgers elizabeth man i a margo tunnel problem is going to turn up all.
"nondisclosure agreements" Discussed on KTRH
"In bigger agenda for this year end ktrh has close saunders is live with that one that might not include a brawl with bannon political scientist alan sachs with you to your on can says the president will try to get things done on a number of fronts that look great infrastructure the war on terror iran of court north korea so many issues on the agenda so does he have the support in congress to good deals done sex as it should be easier in the house i think that speaker ryan probably the vote we've learned on issues like obama care even a few votes uh you have to work at won't be as easy in the senate with these smaller republican majority with the midterms coming up in november sack says the democrats will fight trump at every turn looking to deal him a political defeat on election day is it a feud that's brewing as it real or is it fake attorneys for president trump say that former white house strategist steve bannon violated his nondisclosure agreement in comments apparently made to a journalist michael wolff now press secretary sarah sanders slamming the book firing theory which hit stores next week the book is has a lot of things so far what we've seen that are completely untrue give many people that have quotes that our source of them that are now coming out publicly insane that those things are not true in that book the author wolf says that bannon called ivanka trump dumb is a brick and claim that donald trump jr had been treasonous in meetings with the russians now the president apparently on off the cuff.
"nondisclosure agreements" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"And nondisclosure agreements but seat when you're talking about a a lawsuit of somebody brings a lawsuit against somebody else and he you do acknowledge that some of these sexual harassment cases could involve some level of misunderstanding where someone is an idiot and he he thinks that some comment that he actually made or some touch that he actually gate was actually welcome the point of outlawing nondisclosure agreements interfering with a legal process making it more difficult that would only make it more difficult to actually win some kind of settlement in a lawsuit and i'm not sure would help women and but meghan i i do agree with you look sexual harassment is a serious problem one the good things about america right now is we are making progress in that regard in this greatest nation on god's weiner it's normal to have a teenager who doesn't want to sit down at read the bible and be preached to all the time there are always getting there from their parents any way whether it's from the bible of whether it's do this do that cleanup this do these chore so you're gonna kinda get that time of eyeroll on today's focus on the family minute jonathan evans explains why you should be persistent in family devotions even if you're teenager doesn't want to participate that's not what your focused on which are focused on is how when they grow to maturity that they look back in view how important that time was here and now that i look back i think about my formation as the christian as a man came from that time i was at the table and so the focus can't just beyond the rolling their eyes in the moment.
"nondisclosure agreements" Discussed on KELO
"Not yet for an extra eur however faith agency you call the first quarter base agency if a nonproblem space agency based in florida we don't have launched capability but we're into research and development uh a lot of people know the iraqi hundreds of faith and hugo out there are not all of them launched like safer we supply ansa larry uh services uh even divisive mechanic stay uh technology police are some development four to support our european space agency nasa spacex me fifa companies but we do research and development on zero point energy devised this as well as the alternative propulsion systems uh so you know and i go to be space composed them every year in uh in colorado and all my company has pass secret clearance a private space so i get to see a lot of things behind this the the average person you know we're not get a fair or here and side had to sign and nondisclosure agreements de had this thing hardly bowed her your can't your non before agreeing that you can you like a gag order you can't are any of that information that you know from bind though thing but what i can tell you that were light years ahead i'm mean gonna stuff that i can definitely say that were believed that they were thirty forty years ahead of the general population that's more like three hundred years ahead see you again three a gears for three hundred years ahead your herlaut well let's other leads into a at at an an a nice way to get into a discussion also bowed abend rich the second at lockheedmartin skunk works you and i wanted to ask you whether some of the quotes that have been attributed to him a on the surface if they are regarded to be taken at face value are utterly astounding and it won't for example is widely reported to have said we now have the technology to take et home but there is some question as to whether he said that in a serious manner or whether he was joking because apparently a dates back to the early eighties at about the time steven spielberg's movie he t was coming out and so he may have he may have said it ingest what are your.
"nondisclosure agreements" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Of a percent on a dollar sixty two twelve eighty four sixty analogous straight ahead we have the latest world and national news and this is bloomberg in that brings us to six or seven on wall street kushner questioned the latest from bloomberg's michael barr good morning michael good morning bob president donald trump's soninlaw jared kushner has been a question by special counsel robert muller's team of investigators about former national security advisor michael flynn a person familiar with the investigation tells the associated press questioning of kushner took about ninety minutes it was aimed in part at establishing whether kushner had any information on the flame that might show he's not guilty of wrongdoing the us is urging all nations to cut diplomatic and trade ties with north korea bloomberg's peter pei has the latest from seoul us ambassador nikki haley told an emergency session of the nation sarah assembly that president trump demanded china cut off oil exports to north korea after pyongyang fired a longrange ballistic missile capable of reaching all of the us haley said the missile launch brings the world closer to war but no new sanctions were announced while the us dozen seat war would north korea haley said if welcomes the north korean regime will be utterly destroyed in seoul peter pay bloomberg daybreak president donald trump says it a tweet that british prime minister theresa may should focus not on him but all the destructive radical islamic terrorism that is taking place within the united kingdom trump's comedy comes amid criticism including from may's office of his decision to reach tweet string of inflammatory videos from a fringe british political group purporting to show violence being committed by muslims embattled us congressman john conyers as no plans resigned amid allegations since he sexually harassed several women at security to his lawyer who says god years is going to fight claims democratic representative kathleen rice of new york has been out front about her opinion that gun you should resign en accusers should not have to sign nondisclosure agreements job he wants about this woman and her lips are sealed because of this nondisclosure back should be would eat she should be able to defend herself they're seeking further information about the sexual misconduct allegations against former today show host matt lauer who owns the largest stayed on the country salve eyelid under.
"nondisclosure agreements" Discussed on WTMA
"You go around groping women and flying women in at taxpayers to have sex with them and your wife is an exconvict and a racist and you're racist and you have presided over a massacre of black people unprecedented in modern times you know you're still a free and clear because you're you're a democrat you're in you're not only free and clear now i can he's an icon uh that's what the head of the democratic party and the united states of america nancy pelosi the woman who is the leader of the democrats in the house of representatives called them an icon he's uh he's he's a groper he's flying in who knows what hookers or something these firing women and for not having sex with them and then using taxpayer dollars to pay them off make nondisclosure agreements and what does he he's an icon and that's what the democrats lip and the news media to the needs new the news media is not a sailing him they're not pursuing him john conyers and by the way there is yet another accuser that has now emerged in the john conyers saga the icon you got the icon and fish lips and the crusty paul and all these people it's yet they're they're calling there they're calling it congregate it's congregate the gotta have a gate attached any scandal in washington right and this is congress you could call it grop gate groping mick groped fehb gate that takes you are now congregate is better i think neighborhood that's what i think congregate and now uh old folk honest lie awassa sitting bull maybe she is maybe she prefers one over the i think we should focus group test this with native americans c which they like better sitting bowl because she lied about being a native american for so long lyle author jean same reason or uh polka harness see i think you know maybe foca harness would be better because it means that she's a fake folke hanell's fake polka rather ranked narratives representative john conyers accused of sexual harassment by another former staff this is john today's news a former staffer for eight percent of john conyers junior above michigan has accused the detroit democrat of unneeded sexual advances actually crunched the numbers on this one time i went and i was kinda hard to do i was trying to find out you know liberals love to say that in the.
"nondisclosure agreements" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"In washington dc then why in the world would anybody think that would be acceptable four taxpayer dollars to be used in defence of these things and don't forget not only did they used taxpayer dollars but they made the the accusers sign confidentiality statements nondisclosure agreements so none of it could become public and of course were only finding out because at some point women's woke up and now we have ethics investigation which by the way also takes time money to go do that all right now we now we're sending people to washington to investigate each other and an excellent who thinks than ethics investigation with al franken or barton or conyers isn't going to be a circus sideshow because frankly that's how these things are and when you're al franken who's made a a living out of just trying to crucify republican uh people appearing on the various committees serves berating them in many cases how does he sit there given the charges against him some interest rates a lot of issues four one four seven nine nine one six twenty is this an epidemic in washington dc is this the new normal we've seen it in the course the media bill o'reilly that was one of the biggest cases this year hollywood weinstein all of these things all these industries now it's in side congress and even outside congress because roy more from alabama the senate candidate is trying to get into the senate and he's been an charged with on unbecoming the senate candidate with young women some as young as fourteen years old although he denies those charges in that race is coming up next week in alabama so interesting time is this the new normal for washington dc is it just being played up because what's happening outside of of the the elected officials the the hollywood piece the news media i tell you i have never seen anything like this when i when i define this year i define it as the year of sexual harassment this this latest peace from washington dc elected officials certainly fits that profile sees graffiti wtmj start.
"nondisclosure agreements" Discussed on WCTC
"The ace nondisclosure agreements well what kind of standard is that so our tonight later on we have julie gun lot coming up of the independent woman women's former talk about this she wrote a great column on saturday yesterday about what's happening with girls now i didn't know this is even possible till irb fascist in new york university writing about the sexualization of girls so i'm reading this with interest according to this new york university professor that was grandfather's in grandmother's give christmas gifts they call him holiday presence to their grandchildren and that in response the grandchild what a hug or kiss on the cheek a grandparent to thank grandpa or grandma or poppy and nona for the christmas gift that according to the new york professor sexualizing children at an early age operating this what i got grandchildren the idea that somebody would think a hug or a kiss on the cheek between a grandfather and a granddaughter as sexualizing children is despicable only feminists liberals think like this allegedly in exchange for sexual favor a child is taught to get something in return that is a christmas gift they call a holiday present are you kidding me that is where the left is i have to laugh to keep from near seething with anger at the idea that a mom or dad or grandparent what encourage a child to give a hug to a person giving them a gift most like the girl scouts have now joined the boy scouts because there's knows no difference between boys and girls according to the radical leftists so according to the nancy pelosi standard roy more is innocent until proven guilty he's an icon doug jones who is running against has received little or no media scrutiny zero zilt nada because the democrats don't want this alabama liberal to get media scrutiny is see if it's al franken and the governor in minnesota is a democrat they mining some might encourage al franken the state stepped down because it will make any difference because the men of soda got him dayton in minnesota will appoint another progressive liberal left us social warrior to become a senator john conyers who's been in congress fifty five years are you kidding me he's like nine years old last year walked around his house offices playing with the breast of female subordinates and he's the ranking member of what the judicial judiciary committee is in.
"nondisclosure agreements" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"What's happening in entertainment to that up a lot of good third on my top might listen and gore's this the top story going around the right now harvey weinstein indeed filed a lawsuit done thursday yesterday against the weinstein companies seeking access to his personal file and has email account as he seeks to defend himself from harassment investigations be filed a in delaware yesterday and he says that is sought numerous records from seen as low as access to a cell phone as it pursues an independent investigation of harassment claims and it's also are asking why seemed to assist in the investigation by releasing potential witnesses from their nondisclosure agreements so it's just hit the fan big time give even more so given the emails at a burden that competitive it around daily endangers get rid of it and start a new europe with no salvaging that no you will get system a little happier stories here we has we disguised there will be a new actress in the crown looks soleil livia coleman will be there for a sh first seasons three in court and her first episode will kick off in 1963 is one ed eliza queen elizabeth the second third thirty seven i so this will be an interesting time on the way described it to me that but not in the million per episode and it's not even like drag ends or whitewater is anything in there that amazingly you'll see it is beautiful sort we re recall with a vehicle okay she's a great actress and this is one of my favorite shows if you have watched it everybody watch the clough knock yeah you sold at me there and it looks like taylor swift said new brought boyfriend joe alwin got the approval from ed sheeran all the new couple's relationship has managed to stay out of the spotlight but swift good french sheeran offered a glimpse into the lives he says he's really nice really friendly good dude and this task than about the though agreed omiss legs he added scientists get this is a real relationship while i wonder how this lovely into her songwriting now that they cheering gave the approval and said okay had said okay that's all i got for you for.
"nondisclosure agreements" Discussed on Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
"This arbitration and the nondisclosure agreements it feels like a extortion in some ways or feels like you know you get paid off to lead a man get away with some one hundred percent is what it feels like mrsa that companies don't have their dirty laundry being exposed out into the public so here's what i'm doing on capitol hill to try and get rid of that great i am working on getting a bill cosponsored by a republican and a democrat because that's the only way it's going to get the m by the way this is a nonpartisan issue is linked here it is soho nonpermanent articles look at what's been happening in the news you have harassers who are from both parties and you have victims who are from both parties and nobody asks you what political party or and before they do it so everyone should care everyone who has a mom a daughter and niece a granddaughter a friend who happens to be female everyone should be concerned about this issue here and i would argue just being a human being even one hundred percent even if you've never heard of the word female i mean you should know as a human being there's a truth to not do these horrible things to be vote riot so i really have democrats on my side because they tend to be already lobbying to get rid of arbitration clauses uhhuh i'm looking for just baby steps because i know that's the only way that i'm going to get bipartisan support what is the biggest resistance on the republican side well because republicans in general terms would be more aligned with big business and so they would worry that somehow he no business secrets would now be flying all over the place if we didn't have these nondisclosure zain but listen better to protect big business than women being raw and that's all too that that's my arguments and by the way arbitration clauses were never intended to handle issues like sexual harassment they've they've been.