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Barr appoints Durham special counsel to keep investigating Russia probe origins under new administration
"Gave extra protection to the prosecutor. He appointed To investigate the origins of the Trump Russia investigation U S Attorney John Durham, giving him the authority of a special counsel to allow him to complete his work without being easily
Barr appoints Durham special counsel to keep investigating Russia probe origins under new administration
"Attorney General William Barr has also announced today. That he has appointed John Durham as special counsel. Special counsel for the Russia probe. Collusion investigation Now, as you know. John Durham, the U. S attorney out of Connecticut, has been charged by Attorney General Bar for over a year now to investigate everything focused around Crossfire Hurricane and the events leading up to and including the Mueller investigation. Any mistake Needs from the FBI or the Justice Department or the CIA, or what have you, But it has now been revealed that William Barr has officially made him a special counsel, which it appears means that it's not going to be that easy for a theoretical hypothetical President Biden to fire him. You know, a new president coming in can get rid of all the U. S attorneys and replace the mall. Frankly, President Trump probably should have done that. They can come in and just start with a clean slate and reappoint brand new U. S attorneys across the board. And that means Mr Durham could have been replaced immediately on day one of a new administration. But now that he is a special counsel, there's well different norms in place. Let's say so. This is a story that's just developed in the last 15 to 20 minutes again. Attorney General William Barr has announced that he has appointed John Durham, a special counsel to look into the crossfire. Hurricane investigation.
Helping Children Understand How They Feel
"The emotional side. Let's look at that. What are some consequences when we were children. Which is the topic of our program. Have unresolved emotions. What typically happens and it's funny because we're talking about kids right. We wrote this as a kids book and we did it intentionally because we wanted to get into the hands of more adults us because so many of us grew up in a home where emotion wasn't talked about and a lot of us grew up in homes where certain emotions were may be punished or dismissed or minimized and forever. Who's listening. I think just to take that pause at step back to see like really. Where do i come in on the spectrum because we all come in carrying emotion. But if you ask most people today like hurry feeling or even how you doing you know. We just saw you guys. How're you doing busy. Good none of these are feelings. We're just busy. Honestly were overwhelmed. We don't really know what we're feeling. But they're all they're under the surface and so if we can teach adults to then teach kids. Let's dig in there. That is valuable because what we find. Is you know especially in christian culture. I think we can look at emotion like it's a hindrance to our sanctification. And you know that we wanted to keep it in check but we actually find. Is the emotions that we leave out of. Check that we may be punished. Dismiss minimize will like don't allow in our homes or even maybe in our relationships like take marriage. Those are the ones that have the most control over our lives. They will come out somehow and typically sideways and this is when they come out and misbehavior and kids. Come out and tantrums. They come out in may be depression. Addictive behaviors scrolling instagram. If you're a workaholic. If you're turning to alcohol or drugs there could be a reason that we go to these. What we call numbing behaviors. We're just trying to numb something that we can't name we don't know what it is. We just we feel awful. We don't feel good and we wanted to stop. And so that's why emotion matters so much. If we're not in tune with the fact that i'm i'm anxious i'm sad or i'm still grieving. The loss of xyz and it might have been years ago and we might have thought that the world would tell us to get over it. You should be passed this but we're not right. It's not that easy or you can hear that but you can't make it happen. I mean that's that's why counselors are in business right because they're trying to help people cope with those wounds and one of the other factors that to a number of years ago. Counseling juvenile delinquent. I was going to ask you about my job was to help them have remorse on their victims. But the reality was. They didn't even know what they were feeling. Let alone to be able to help them. Step into the shoes of the person that they victimized and understand what they're feeling it had to start to the very first thing that i would do is i would give them a feelings chart with these faces on it so that they could begin to identify because in most cases any juvenile delinquent that i sat with the either didn't know who their father was or they had a very very strange relationship with their dad and so they didn't have a male figure to help them kind of navigate. What emotions were like in their life.
Biden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount
"Three million bucks for two recounts in Wisconsin. Once finished, Milwaukee County, Joe Biden still wins but even larger margin than before Milwaukee County Election Commissioner Rick Potts, a Republican, but is this body has conducted itself in a manner that is exemplary. We were not the rest of the country. We did not have yelling, screaming, shouting. We had counsel that could make an articulate argument. We've done the best we can do. Given the circumstances that were under federal judge in Pennsylvania Trump appointee throwing out the Trump team's appeal, attempting to overturn the election. Writing voters, not lawyers choose the president and calling an election unfair does not make it so. Actually even get togethers
Trump Announced Pardon for Michael Flynn in Thanksgiving Eve Tweet
"That that retired retired Army Army General General Michael Michael Flynn Flynn should should never never have have been been prosecuted prosecuted a a presidential presidential pardon pardon President President Trump Trump has has officially officially granted granted a a full full pardon pardon to to his his former former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Saying in a tweet. I know you will now have a truly fantastic Thanksgiving. I think he's a hero of the general back in 2017, the retired Army general pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Despite that, the Justice Department led by Attorney General William Barr, moved to drop its own case. Suggesting Flynn was entrapped into lying when interviewed by agents. Skylar reporting Flynn thanking his supporters and family on Twitter tweeted God bless family
Trump Pardons Michael Flynn
"That after he pardoned. Michael flynn is x. National security adviser flint pleaded guilty in two thousand seventeen too long the fbi about his contacts within russian ambassador sergei kislyak. It was one of the first major courtroom. Victories for special counsel robert muller but about a year ago flint tried to withdraw that guilty plea. His attorneys argued that he'd been trapped by people like fired. Fbi agent. peter struck fox's kristen fisher house intelligence committee chairman democrat. Adam schiff who helped lead the impeachment inquiry says the president has repeatedly abused the pardon power to protect. Oh soup covered up for
Trump pardons former national security adviser Michael Flynn
"Observers have long expected President Trump today wiped clean the record of former national security adviser General Michael Flynn. President Trump has often made clear how he feels about the prosecution and conviction of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. I think he's a hero of the general Today. He did something about it. CBS is Natalie brand President Trump announced on Twitter that he has granted a full pardon to his former national security adviser, General Michael Flynn. Flynn tried to rescind his 2017 plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller on charges of lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian officials. Larry Sabako is the director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. It isn't a surprise because Flynn, in Trump's view, was the victim as much as he Woz of the Mueller investigation, the investigation into the foreign events that resulted in several convictions of people. Close to Trump. I'm Wendy Gillette. The pardon drew quick condemnation from the head of the House Intelligence Committee, Burbank Democrat Adam Schiff talked to KNX. It's another terrible abuse of power by the president. He came into office acting like an organized crime figure, and he leaves office in the same way. Determined to use his power to protect and reward his friends. Those who lie on his behalf. And still seeking to punish his enemies, so another true to form action by the president. But another body blow is well to the rule of law shift points out that the president himself said he fired Flynn. Because he had lied to the vice president shift says he expects more pardons to come during Mr Trump's final weeks in office,
Trump pardons former national security adviser Michael Flynn
"Observers have long expected President Trump Today wide clean the record of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. President Trump has often made clear how he feels about the prosecution and conviction of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. I think he's a hero. With the general Today. He did something about it. CBS is Natalie brand President Trump announced on Twitter that he has granted a full pardon to his former national security adviser, General Michael Flynn. Flynn tried to rescind his 2017 plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller on charges of lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian officials. Larry Sabako is the director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. It isn't a surprise because Flynn, in Trump's view, was the victim as much as he Woz of the Mueller investigation, the investigation into the foreign events that resulted in several convictions of people. Close to Trump.
Trump pardons former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI
"President Trump doing something that he's hinted about. For months. He's granted a full pardon to his first national security adviser, one of the first casualties of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Jordan comes three years after Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador. During the transition from the Obama administration. This past May Attorney General Bar sought to drop the case, saying Flynn's lies were not material to a legitimate counterintelligence investigation. The court was suspicious of bars motives and appointed a retired judge to evaluate the request, who then accused the Justice Department of a gross abuse of prosecutorial power. All that drama ends with the president's pardon announced on
Interview With Gabrielle Ferrara
"To the masters in psychology. Podcast we're psychology. Students can learn from psychologists educators and practitioners to better understand what they do how they got there and to hear the advice they have for those interested in getting a master's degree in psychology or related. Field i'm your host brad schumacher. And today we have the privilege of talking with gabrielle ferrara. After graduating from morristown high school gabrielle attended university of miami where she received her. Ba in psychology and criminology. She then attended rutgers university where she received her masters degree in clinical social work with an emphasis in mental and behavioral health gabrielle served as a mental health counselor and she did her internship at the immediate care psychiatric center in parsippany new jersey. Gabrielle is a licensed social worker and currently works at the counseling center in middlesex. New jersey as a substance use and mental health therapist. Gabriel welcome to our podcast ink spread. I'm happy to be here My name's gabriel ferrara. I'm really honored to be on your podcast. Thank you for having me. Well you're welcome. Thank you for being on the podcast. I know that a lot of our listeners are going to get a lot from you today. A lot of things going on especially in the last six months i mean. You've you've graduated with your masters degree. You started a new job. You got engaged. Congratulations thank you. Thank you and you actually have your first blog post on psychology today so a lot of exciting things in the last six months It's been an exciting time. So let's go ahead and get right into it. I kinda wanted to open up the floor for you and ask you. Tell me a little bit more about yourself. Other than what that introduction. You know what i did with the introduction for all of our audience members yes so i mean you covered it pretty well introduction. But i'm from new jersey born and raised. I'm currently still living. Where i grew up in marseilles town Just getting into the field of social work and starting my career in my free time. I have a adorable little rescue dog that keeps me busy and keeps me on my toes. So yeah i mean. I just happy to be here talking about my experience and my rite aid and My my career at this point. We'll good good i. How did you actually decide to get your bachelor of arts and psychology and criminology. What made you decide to go that route so it's actually a funny story. I started college as a pre med neuroscience major and then i realized that there was a lot of science and math involved in that that i was not interested in so i but i still really had a passion for mental health in the brain and all that stuff so the next logical step seemed to go into seem to be to go into psychology so i switched my major psychology and began taking some courses and saw that there was an overlap between mental health and the criminal justice system and some of those common themes among the two fields and so i added a criminology degree as well and of combine the two and got to see some of the overlap and it was an incredible combination of studies and field work and just a really good overall experience. Based on our research on the website we are seeing more of the that overlap with criminology and psychology or and more of those Psychologists are needed in the criminal justice system as well. So it's interesting that you chose that route You know the next follow up. Question is what is you know. At what point did you come up with the idea of becoming a therapist. Yeah so that is something that didn't stand out to me at first. I wasn't really sure what i want to do. With my psychology and criminology degree. I considered going into the fbi. Some sort of police criminal justice work and then ultimately subtle settled. It's not the right word. But i made the decision to be therapist and go into clinical work based on my own experience in therapy. And i think we're gonna get into that a little bit later but my own experience in therapy and my good dot experiences with different therapists really motivated me to want to get back. Beat up person for someone else. Because i've had very good therapist and are not so great therapists over the years. Not just kind of comes with the territory but it really motivated me to want to continue studying psychology understanding it understanding people and being a person for others to connect with the actually interesting that you brought that up. If you don't mind i'm gonna go ahead and share my screen. And i'm going to share one thing with you and the audience and i liked your tagline here and you should see the psychology today website here in. Here's your most recent blog post. Why showing emotion as a therapist is okay sometimes and if you notice on the left side. Your tag is gabrielle. Ferrera therapist who sees therapist. Tell us a little bit more about that and how you came up with that idea. Yeah so. I actually got that idea from a book. I read earlier this year. I think i've been late last year. Actually and it was a book by lori gottlieb. she's a psychotherapist and author and also as speaker and she has a memoir called. Maybe you should talk to someone. And in that memoir she about her own experience as a therapist and also her time that she spent going to therapy and that book really resonated with me and it was the first time that i had connected so deeply with a therapist who also goes to therapy themselves. And i knew that a lot of therapists go to therapy. And it's something that were encouraged to do in grad school but reading. That book really made me feel like it was something normal and it was something nachos normal but an asset it was a strength to be in therapy myself and also be on the other side being in that helping possession.
Trump accepts US presidency transition to Biden must begin
"Today might mark the first day of the rest of donald trump's life that is because tonight joe biden officially became president elect. And let's also be real clear. Here it's over. The president has failed in his attempt. To overturn an election result joe biden will as planned takeover as the forty six president noon january twentieth in keeping with the results of the election. Another way of putting it is. Trump's defeat became official when the woman who runs the general services administration faced with a boss. Who will not concede just tonight grudgingly agreed to officially begin the transition to the new administration in a letter to biden that avoids calling him. President elect emily murphy signed off on his transition and noted she was under no political pressure. Writing quote please know that came to my decision independently based on the lawn available facts. I was never directly or indirectly pressured by any executive branch official including those who work at the white house or gsa with regard to the substance. Our timing of my decision. I did not receive any direction to delay my determination. Her decision came just hours after election. Officials in michigan certify. Joe biden's victory. Trump posted his reaction to the news about the transition with a message. That did not sound like a concession quote. I wanna thank emily murphy at gsa for her steadfast dedication and loyalty to our country our case strongly continues and we will keep up the good fight and i believe we will prevail nevertheless in the best interests of our country. I am recommending that. Emily and her team do what needs to be done and have told my team to do the same tonight. The new york times reports at this way quote mr trump had been resisting any move toward a transition but in conversations in recent days that intensified monday morning top aides including mark meadows the white house. Chief of staff pat sip alone. The white house chief counsel and jay seculow. The president's personal lawyer told the president. The transition needed to begin. He did not need to say the word can see. They told him. Trump continued to solicit opinions from associates including giuliani. Who told him there. Were still legal. Avenues to pursue. This all comes after a string of losses trump and his effort to overturn the election results. Now trump's legal team is putting all their efforts in pennsylvania. Even several counties have begun to certified the biden victory earlier on this network one of trump's campaign lawyers explained the strategy here or legal strategies to make sure that every vote counts in his counted fairly inaccurately and we have timing again until december fourteenth. At least where those electors for the electoral college will vote and so our strategies to make sure that we continue to challenge all of these False and fraudulent results. The election was stolen in president trump by landslide. Okay so far. None of the election lawsuits has uncovered any fraud.
How Gen Z/Millennials use podcasts
"Listening habits. Thirteen to thirty four year olds have been highlighted by team whistle her research company in the us and the uk. Two thirds prefer podcast to box. We linked to the full research from our show notes and newsletter today glow has launched refer matic a paid tool to incentivize your listeners to share your show beat idea. Volvo spent two point. One million dollars on podcasts advertising in october according to new data from gallon is highlighting advertising increases. The automaker was promoting luxury. Suv the top podcast. Advertisers were amazon at number three with two point. Seven million dollars ziprecruiter at number two with three million dollars and at number one just gonna take a quick break from the show and tell you a little bit more about better health. How better helped dot com. That's right that's right at number one slot help an online counselling service one for those still wondering how the apple podcast chance work. Pull culligan posts. All the cool kids says ratings and reviews places apple podcasts but our client is currently and legitimately and number five in all of health and fitness without a single review. The podcast is strength. Changes everything the tribeca film festival has added a new podcast section for the first time. Submissions will open for fiction and narrative. Nonfiction podcasts amazon. Music quietly launched in mexico and brazil in mexico. The company has also launched and exclusive podcast and lasala hosted by latino artists becky. G there's also an original in brazil to sirius. It is the new destination for original exclusive and popular. podcasts claims. A press release promoting new podcast with marvel entertainment. We've covered their relationship with stitcher in two thousand eighteen. And when they signed with pandora and sirius. Xm in twenty nine thousand nine hundred companies also announced further exclusives. According to quayle's ultimate guide to branded podcasts. Twenty twenty one will be the biggest podcasts yay yet as with covid nineteen on the rise. Advertisers move marketing spending towards podcasting to connect with their customers during lockdowns and experience of tad for two hundred and eighty million dollars. Work with companies. like pod. sites aac asked chargeable and adds ways among others diving into a conspiracy theory involving the cia and the deadly virus. Impo cost news sons versus has been looking at a pandemic but this pandemic was in nineteen. Seventy-one happened in cuba involved. Pigs and might have been put there by the cia. The invincibles park. Assassins is a new true crime series from ireland's taking listeners. Back to dumpling. In victorian times and assassination squads to british rule and the new police force set up to track the culprits. Whatever happens to from curious. Cast in canada looks at what happens after the cameras shut off the reporters walk away. Just because a story disappears from the news doesn't mean it's gone after all it's brand new and launched yesterday and whatever happens to pizza at mcdonald's is nothing to do with the above forecast. I just found it as i was searching. That if you went appalled fest expo two thousand and nineteen the answer already because right across the street from that hotel was the only mcdonald's in the world that still says pizza even today and that's an interesting piece of news that you never thought you'd hear on podcast about podcasting news. And
Interview With Chelsea Hirschhorn
"Hey everyone it's genial. I'm really excited today. And i have so many questions because today chelsea her short our guest on skinned from the couch. She is the founder and ceo afrita a company that makes products to make parents lives easier. I'm so excited. Because i like in my soon to be future. I will be obsessed with these products as my friends already are. It's one of the top selling parenting brands on amazon and you can find their products in over thirty thousand stores across the country chelsea. Thank you for being here. Welcomed skin from the couch. Thank you for having me a dory guys skin from the couch and take on a whole new meeting. yeah. I think everyone now is working from their couches. Okay we're gonna start out with an easy question. Skim your resume for us. Ooh okay. i worked in a candy store in high school in my town in in westchester my parents. Instill that of work ethic in both me and my siblings from a very young age but pressing fast forward too many details that far back i graduated from college went to law school where i met my husband and during law school. I was a legal intern for the new york. Mets my summer internship know the legal internship. When you're in law squad to your second year of law schools are a pretty big deal and it usually ends up. Hopefully if all goes well was an offer at the end of the summer and so my my summer internship after my second year of law school was with gotcha which was the pre eminent. Bankruptcy firm is started with them a second year of law school that was in two thousand seven and then got my offer. September two thousand eight. The world imploded. They actually asked. If i would start early. I started with them. I think it was like october. Two thousand eight. I joined the restructuring group and my first experiences. A lawyer was filing a general motors in american airlines bankruptcy and lehman brothers so spent about two years there and then my husband and i got married in about two thousand ten and he was general counsel for a brazilian private equity fund. That had just acquired burger king. They asked him and one of the other associates from the firm to go down to miami and run the restructuring. that's for burger. King is space and was founded. I left while you know shortly after we got married. Florida has what they call authorized house. Counsel's you actually don't have to take the bar if you work in house as an attorney. So it's really focused on finding an inhouse role and at the time removed. The miami marlins baseball team could had experience in baseball from law. School was opening a new ballpark so previous to that they had actually the facility from the miami dolphins the football team and they didn't have their own ballpark so they were building their own miami. I was brought on as associate in-house counsel director of non baseball revenues. So for the first time in franchise history. They were going to be trying to drive revenue that wasn't affiliated with baseball revenue. So it's sort of you know my first foray into running a peon. Al like an entrepreneurial or business unit within a large the larger confines of a much more resource organization and so i was there for four and a half years. I got pregnant with my first son a now three and we bought our first house in miami beach and my neighbor i was still working for the marlins in house. I was about probably six months pregnant at the time. My neighbor who was like the mayor of our blocks is lovely swedish woman. She invited us over for dinner and had been time about this business that she had started in her garage really and it was still in her garage. Had a few boxes of this swedish nasal spray that she sold to pediatrician's offices and baby boutiques and her kids were now teenagers and she wanted to know anyone. Miami interested in taking over the business. And i said you know about my okay my era i wasn't a parent yet. It didn't even it almost like went right over my head. Yeah i couldn't imagine what. The product was an eric as she wants you to buy the inventory for her. Then eventually you take over an hour running freda yes fast forward. What something that people can't find out about you from google earth lincoln that i really you know up until that moment i really was not a risk taker at all. I told the line. I did what was laid out for me and i i would never in a million years have predicted that i would have veered off. Course
Interview With Chelsea Hirschhorn
"Hey everyone it's genial. I'm really excited today. And i have so many questions because today chelsea her short our guest on skinned from the couch. She is the founder and ceo afrita a company that makes products to make parents lives easier. I'm so excited. Because i like in my soon to be future. I will be obsessed with these products as my friends already are. It's one of the top selling parenting brands on amazon and you can find their products in over thirty thousand stores across the country chelsea. Thank you for being here. Welcomed skin from the couch. Thank you for having me a dory guys skin from the couch and take on a whole new meeting. yeah. I think everyone now is working from their couches. Okay we're gonna start out with an easy question. Skim your resume for us. Ooh okay. i worked in a candy store in high school in my town in in westchester my parents. Instill that of work ethic in both me and my siblings from a very young age but pressing fast forward too many details that far back i graduated from college went to law school where i met my husband and during law school. I was a legal intern for the new york. Mets my summer internship know the legal internship. When you're in law squad to your second year of law schools are a pretty big deal and it usually ends up. Hopefully if all goes well was an offer at the end of the summer and so my my summer internship after my second year of law school was with gotcha which was the pre eminent. Bankruptcy firm is started with them a second year of law school that was in two thousand seven and then got my offer. September two thousand eight. The world imploded. They actually asked. If i would start early. I started with them. I think it was like october. Two thousand eight. I joined the restructuring group and my first experiences. A lawyer was filing a general motors in american airlines bankruptcy and lehman brothers so spent about two years there and then my husband and i got married in about two thousand ten and he was general counsel for a brazilian private equity fund. That had just acquired burger king. They asked him and one of the other associates from the firm to go down to miami and run the restructuring. that's for burger. King is space and was founded. I left while you know shortly after we got married. Florida has what they call authorized house. Counsel's you actually don't have to take the bar if you work in house as an attorney. So it's really focused on finding an inhouse role and at the time removed. The miami marlins baseball team could had experience in baseball from law. School was opening a new ballpark so previous to that they had actually the facility from the miami dolphins the football team and they didn't have their own ballpark so they were building their own miami. I was brought on as associate in-house counsel director of non baseball revenues. So for the first time in franchise history. They were going to be trying to drive revenue that wasn't affiliated with baseball revenue. So it's sort of you know my first foray into running a peon. Al like an entrepreneurial or business unit within a large the larger confines of a much more resource organization and so i was there for four and a half years. I got pregnant with my first son a now three and we bought our first house in miami beach and my neighbor i was still working for the marlins in house. I was about probably six months pregnant at the time. My neighbor who was like the mayor of our blocks is lovely swedish woman. She invited us over for dinner and had been time about this business that she had started in her garage really and it was still in her garage. Had a few boxes of this swedish nasal spray that she sold to pediatrician's offices and baby boutiques and her kids were now teenagers and she wanted to know anyone. Miami interested in taking over the business. And i said you know about my okay my era i wasn't a parent yet. It didn't even it almost like went right over my head. Yeah i couldn't imagine what. The product was an eric as she wants you to buy the inventory for her.
Chicago PhD Student Charged With Murder In Washington DC
"A PhD student at USC is charged with second degree murder in the death of a man in Washington, D. C. Here's the latest from WBBM. Steve Miller. Police in Washington, D C. Say 37 Year old Nijinsky. Dicks was arrested Saturday evening for killing a 44 year old man. Authorities are calling it a domestic incident, reports say. When police responded to the apartment in southwest D. C. Dicks was kneeling at the victim's feet and was holding a handgun and that she later told authorities she had blacked out. Dicks is a PhD student at you. I see and works for Notre Dame University is director of an organization called Trio, a tutoring and counseling program for high school and junior high students. Steve Miller News Radio one of 5.9
Democrats ask Supreme Court to delay arguments in Mueller grand jury case
"House Judiciary today asked the the Supreme Supreme Court Court to to postpone postpone aural aural arguments arguments in in the the case case concerning concerning former former special special counsel counsel Robert Robert Mothers Mothers report report at at issue issue redacted redacted grand grand jury jury testimony testimony on on Russian Russian election election meddling meddling and and Donald Donald Trump's Trump's response response back in 2016 all he's arguing that with Joe Biden taking over his president and a new Congress in January Newly constituted committee will decide if it wants to continue and try to get those documents.
Trump national security adviser Robert O'Brien says it looks like Biden has won
"National Security adviser Robert O'Brien, indicating he believes Joe Biden and his team deserve a timely and smooth transition. If the fighting Harris ticket is determined to be the winner, and it's you know, obviously things look that way now. We'll have a very professional transition from the national security question Counsel. There's no question about it. This comes as President Trump refuses to concede the election and continues to tweet. He won and as the General Services Administration, which oversees transitions, is declining to a certain Biden as the president elect
Top Trump adviser moves closer to accepting Biden win: 'Obviously, things look that way now'
"Some members of the Trump Administration's coronavirus response team say they would like to start briefing President elect Biden's people, but they can't until the White House allows it. So far. It hasn't is President Trump still refuses to concede. President elect, meanwhile, is giving a speech about the economy this afternoon. It should be beginning this hour. While many in the Trump administration continued to repeat the president's denials of the election result and claimed that he won his national Security advisor seems a step closer to reality. Robert O'Brien says Joe Biden's team deserves a timely and smooth transition. If the Biden Harris ticket is determined to be the winner, and it's you know, obviously things look that way now. We'll have a very professional transition from the national security question Counsel. There's no question about it. The remarks were made last week, but stream today as part of a global Security forum
"of counsel" Discussed on Office Ladies
"Charade this bird funeral. Pam had gone on and on enough. A man I want I'm done and that that's how you finish, and yes, Amen Amen. Amen stop talking. Yes exactly. Speaking of a script have a script catch. Okay, so you know in the scene. We set the box on fire in the shooting draft of the script. We buried the bird. There was a scene where Michael and Dwight are digging a hole outside, and then we all gather around this whole. And it got changed fire, but I don't know why I think maybe Angela. There was really no grass new in this area that we shine had no. There s a hedge with maybe like I. Don't know three feet of dirt. Like yeah, there was I mean not even there is a deleted scene where Michael and Dwight trying to dig a hole there, and then the business on the other side yells at them, and they run away. Oh, okay, well there you go. What we had another fan question about this fire, then Clara Johnson wants to know. Did you actually set the bird on fire? Yes, real fire fake bird can't told me they had to hire a special effects guy to oversee the fire, and the extinguishing, and they had to get a special permit to be allowed to set the fire, and he said we did three takes. Three takes the fire and Phil told me though that the special effects guys were worried that the fake dead bird might give off toxic fumes when burned, so we? They actually took it out of the box and just put it wad of toilet paper in there. Oh, not toilet paper. I know. To sale too soon, Angela too soon. And, then, finally, we had a fan catch from Peter Kay. He said I noticed the box was burned in some shredded paper. Could this be further evidence? That Pam does use the shredder? Oh look at that Nice one Peter. It would appear so well. You Know Jen. Actually left us a really great message about the scene, and she was talking about the fact that we never got to shoot outside and when we did, everyone would get really excited and she a little bit about that, so Sam, can you play that? One thing that I remember from the Grief Counseling episode. Is that when I went to the sound mix? They were showing us the playback of the episode, and it was still a little bit unusual when the characters went outside, it was still a little bit of a treat, so we get to the spurred funeral scene. and. Our characters are outside and I just remember hearing. A kind of enormous amount of birds and I think that. It was because we were outside. It was because we had a bird funeral. It was so exciting for the amazing sound people who do a fantastic job to put a lot of bird noises in because for the longest time. When we're inside the office, they're just putting dot matrix printer sounds and just faxes and old fashioned office noises, so it must have been such a treat in a field day to be able to go outside and here birds, and especially on theme with the funeral, so I remember in the slight exaggeration, but it sounded a little bit like Alfred Hitchcock the birds, when I when I first heard the playback for the bird funeral, but they. Quickly made wonderful adjustment, and it was the right amount of outside birds..
"of counsel" Discussed on Office Ladies
"Said exhaust that setting myself up for some fan mail of like Angela actually in season eight but I'm just saying I. DON'T I? Don't think that copier visits the next very often. Guys. If you're watching another episode and you see that copier, write to us. You can go to our website office. LADIES DOT COM and submit questions or comments or write to us at office. Ladies at your will come here. We WanNA. KNOW WE WANNA. Know all right, but this leads us into one of my favorite Dwight talking heads where he explains he's justifying. Why is he shoving this bird into a can? And it's because he grew up on a farm, yeah, and guys. They reburied his grandfather in an old oil drum. Okay, hold on, I mean. The same, the same grandfather that was buried in the suit that he wore like what's happening. How many times does this guy been brought up out of the ground? This is one of my favorite things about our show Theresa. S also loves it. She wrote into say in Casino Night Dwight says that his grandfather was buried in the Tuxedo he's wearing. And Grief Counseling. He said his grandfather was reburied an oil drunk reburied once he wrote re-bury. What is the story behind Dwight? Grandfather was he exumed for some reason. And Dwight take the Tuxedo off his dead grandfather for reburying him and then folded. It then he folded up and tried to shove them in a drum theresa. That's exactly what it sounds like. This is some of my favorite writing on our show in that moment and casino night when Dwight just says he's wearing a Tuxedo. My grandfather was buried in it. That's it. We say no more about it and then three episodes later. He's like when my grandfather was reburied. And it's like slowly. It's all coming together. Sort of sort of not completely. One of my favorite bits of how our show is written so now we're at reception. Right and PAM has prepared this really beautiful box for the bird funeral. I mean it's amazing. The attention to detail. She asked white if he would perhaps want to play a song she's like. Do you have your recorder? He's like always always. Always. And and you know. Pam has really sweet talking head where she's like well. What? I didn't anticipate I'd be throwing a bird funeral today, but you never know working here. That's we had a fan question from Andrew s did Jonah. Make the box for the bird funeral herself, or was that a fill, shea creation either way..
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"She did not speak French, but now she does. Yes I was like I. WanNa go to a French immersion class in the south of France zones amazing same. Same I took French in high school. You did Oh i. have a story about that actually I tell this real quickly. Yeah I took French in high school from Sister Landry. I went to a Catholic school sister. Landry was my French teacher. And I dreamed I told you guys this before I dreamed from the time I was a little girl that I would one day go to Paris, and then in my thirties that finally happened of course at this point I was now very far from my French training. Couldn't really speak French but Leeann I. We went to a little farmer's market and I guess in France. You don't touch the fruit. Okay? You don't select your own produce you point to it or you trust the person selling the produce to select the best pieces for you. I didn't know this. Okay. Oh, my Gosh! I would have been I. Pick up things I thump I. M No lady. Don't do it if you go to a farmer's market in France. Here's my tip for you. Don't touch. Don't melon melon and France. Okay now all through this trip. We've been going to restaurants and we'd been going to tourist places and I was fumbling with my French. Get anything out I. could read the Menus, but I couldn't order anything I was. I thought I was going to really help us, but I couldn't help us, but here we are. We're at this little market I have done the Faux Pas I believe that's French, the Faux Pas of touching the fruit. and. This woman turns to her CO worker and goes off on me. She in French is calling me like kind of like dumb, and he's basically whatever it was. Just these Americans come here and they touch her fruit. Going on on okay in French. I. I was this mixture of just like embarrassed, but also felt like I'm sorry. How was I supposed to.
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"The show, we will send you a swag bag of fun stuff including an office, ladies, Hoodie and assigned office ladies. Mug So guys Michael Gets pretty upset. That people are not taking this seriously, you know. He says the guy who used to do his job and sit at his desk has died, and no one cares yeah. And Toby tries to talk him down and tries to explain that this is just. Life and this morning he saw bird fly into the window. Downstairs die. Michael freaks out. Oh my gosh, toby, toby, what are you thinking? He totally attached to that. Now Michael's grief for Ed somehow wrapped into this bird. It's GonNa be a whole thing. Yeah, he runs downstairs. He freaks out. He wants to see if the bird is alive. I had a fan. Catch here from Kendra. At fourteen minutes thirty three seconds when Michael Runs through the front door to get the bird, he runs past the security desk and the security guard is not hank. Oh good, catch your different security guard. Hank took a personal day. You guys I guess so well. Michael attempts to resuscitate the bird him the kitchen. Angelo, you're not pleased so Michael is determined to save this bird. He brings it into the Kitchen Angela. Martin is not pleased. She's like no. That shouldn't be in here. Get it out while she is not pleased in Angeles. She's not wrong. Thank you, thank you. You're welcome you're welcome. Fan Question from Elliot Friedlander. She wants to know. was that a real dead bird? No no, no, no L. E. IT. It was a fake bird I reached out to fill. He told me that he found three dead fake bird options and presented them to Jen Roger, our director in Greg. They chose the one that you see in the show and Angela I have to say when he texted me back that he presented the three dead birds I imagined in my head that they were on a silver tray. Because remember Phil would always present your props on a silver tray s yes, and I was just. Imagine I. Said Phil. We're on a silver tray and he said you know me too well. This, these are the moments in our show where I'm like. Hey, babe, how's Your Day? What'd you do today? Well I had a fine three fake dead birds. Yeah he's. Like. Like when Greg goes home and his wife Suzanne his like Hey, hun how to go shooting today. He's like great. I picked a dead bird. Yeah, I liked the yellow one. I made my dead bird selection. Yes exactly well Michael, then tells the staff attention attention. We are holding a funeral for this bird at four pm in the parking lot. Be there. It's on Jenna now I think it's time to check back in on Jim and Karen. Oh, yes Have they found the chips. Where are? Where are they in their search for this very hard to find potato chip bag? That's actually in the vending machine, Miami. That is in the vending. According to a fan catch is be one in the vending machine. It's right there waiting sir. Well Karen kind of impresses Jim because she decides to call Montreal. The Montreal factory to see if they have them, and she speaks French Milan, may we, may we? A lot of people wrote in about this Brianna. Bullard and many many others want to know does Rashida Jones actually know French? So texted Rashida since we're already texting about her breakfast order, she's probably like. What is happening? This is what she said she goes. No at this time I didn't know. French I worked really hard on that line, but a few years later, I ended up going to France to do a French immersion school in the south of France. Maybe this scene was the beginning and it got me inspired. Wow that's crazy..
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"My heart, and dropped it into a bucket of boiling tears, and at the same time. Somebody else is hitting my soul in the crotch with a frozen sledgehammer. And a third guy walks in and starts punching me in the grief phone and I'm crying and nobody can hear me because I am terribly terribly. Terribly ill. Antelope can I guess the line? We couldn't get through. Is it frozen sledgehammer I put I put every one of us broke when he said the his soul was getting hit in the crotch with the frozen sledgehammer. Was What I wrote my journal. I said we could not keep it together. Okay I said that's not in the script. I don't know if he was handed that right on the day, but it feels like that's a steve. That's a Steve Improv. Demand man that got US good. Though man is so good, will then Roy walks in? There's a problem with Pam's car. Can she come down to the parking lot and take a look at it? Oh yeah, there is an extended scene of this in the deleted scenes. So if you thought it was awkward, enough their conversation by the car there's it's extended and even more awkward Jonah. Here's my question for you. How did Royno that? She was stuck in the conference room. How how did he know? There was grief counseling how? Oh Okay, I think you're implying that. She called Roy and told him about it. I'm just saying. How did he know? How did he know okay? I have a take on it I think Michael called. Daryl down in the warehouse and said bring everyone up for some grief. Counseling and Darryl was like no no. We'll that that would explain. Yes, that would explain it. We had a fan question from Alexa Porter. was there ever talk of putting Pam and Roy back together, or was it all just a setup to mess with our feelings? Well there was talk in the writer's room. That may be Roy could win Pam back. Remember David. Denman was made a series regular for season three. Yeah. So he's going to be making a lot of appearances the season. I can tell you guys. Nothing was decided at this point about what would happen with Jim and Pam. What would happen with PAM and Roy? They were feeling it out week to week. I totally remember that I also remember it was constantly said that, maybe maybe in the series of the office, Jim and Pam would not end up together in the end, but would instead lead one another to their actual true. Love's there was it had not been decided right now. That Jim and Pam were one. Another's true loves when you just said that I got angry oh no. Like no Jim and PAM end up together. No. Well,.
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"Now? Like Oh, on now actually we check the fax machine and you see how pissed off. Andy, gets it them because he knows he knows they're being smart houses. Any just looks at them so seriously and goes. Did you check your but. Starting allowed it'd be. I like watched it twice back to back. So I was like. Oh my God, and then I texted, Ed said Ed you're so funny in the scene. I texted him the line and he was like we were like trading texts about it. Just cracking up well, that line is in the script. I went and looked I had to know, but I don't know if you noticed in the scene seven minutes thirty five seconds the smile post. It is gone from Jim's computer. You've been tracking that posted late I've been tracking at glory and I don't know if you notice I, mean he's acting more like Jim now right like he's got a little thing. He's dazzling a lady with his charm. he told you that he's getting more comfortable yet. He's more comfortable and he has an adventure within work, right? That's kind of like. This is a boring job to Jim, so he always has to find a distraction to get him through the day gyms. The Guy who makes work more fun. Yeah, right with his little things like this that he does, so he's. He's back to his old ways. Back at the Scranton branch Michael is just obsessed now. He just can't stop thinking about Ed truck and he's really starting to internalize it about himself right like what if I were gone? No one cares here. No one cares and decides that they probably need some grief counseling They're in denial. Yeah Yeah He. He wants us to know the stages of grief. And he feels like it's his job to take us through them. He doesn't know if he can get us all the way to acceptance, but if he can get us depressed, he will have done his job. Such a great line at such a good line. I have a really great little bit right here. What is it okay so? In the deleted scenes. Toby is actually a trained grief counselors. Okay, yes, and so you know Dwight's like. Toby should probably lead us through this. He's a trained grief counselor and toby starts to walk them through the steps there in the conference room and Michael's like you're ruining everything. It's GonNa take me forever to undo what you've done. And of course, toby was being perfectly normal inappropriate right, yes! Yes Michael's like you're ruining it and this whole scene is in the conference room taking place around the conference table. Everyone sitting there and Michael's like that's it I'm going to have to fix everything. You've ruined Toby Ryan Dwight. Take the conference table out. We're GONNA. Take a five minute break while they reset and we're coming back in here and I'm going to lead you in, Grief Counseling I.
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"That a great catch and I was like I wonder if that was a little nod to gem, so that Jim's presence got to be in Scranton for low moment. I love that. Great catch guys grey. Catch all right so then we move into Michael's office and he's on the phone with Jan. who informs him that they have lost ed truck. And then Michael's like well I, have as number somewhere. I can find it for you. Yeah, and she's like no Michael. Truck has died. He goes out into the room. He breaks the news to everybody Kelly. Up gives them a hug Oh. We have a special appearance by Kelly's extensions and her bangs. They make special appearance. They are hugging Michael Young him some comfort, and then Michael Approaches Pam for a little awkward hug, some awkward and Lady I have a track moment. I'm tracking it I'm to. You know I love to track the plants at front reception. Are there more new plan? Well whatever happens to them, they make an appearance, and then we never see them again at three minutes twenty nine seconds. I am pretty sure that's a succulent. We have a succulent. succulent alert succulent alert at reception will probably never see it again, but when Michael Hugs, Pam awkwardly. You get a nice shot of that succulent. I'm not kidding. I really need to start a spreadsheet. A really complex spreadsheet, all the things were tracking. Will next we move over to the Stanford Office and a staff meeting becomes very awkward. When Josh is super sexist and condescending to Karen. Oh He. He was he sort of just totally. Trash I know yeah seriously, and then he puts Jim in charge of her the day Oh gross. Oh my gosh this. Is this is like a physical representation of Man's planning I feel like yeah. You. Know what Jim Wants. You check in on that. Yeah when you oversee that Joan that you check in on that and she's like. Yeah, thanks, yeah, thanks! Well we had a fan catch from Brandon. He says at three minutes and forty two seconds when Karen is flipping through her stack of papers I think I. See a page from the script in her note. Oh Oh the brandon. You do I froze it. Oh, yeah! She's got a little script page. That remember and we used to hide. Pages in our notebooks. I used to keep them in a drawer. Like inbetween takes I would open my drawer and I would be like okay. Wait did I get. It did I get to get and then I shut my drawer. Yes, we had scripts hidden everywhere on that set. That, we could just peek at between scenes to make sure we were like on our lines, or if we wanted to like prep right before I mean obviously we had worked on them, and we knew our lines, but we the budget take sometimes away crop. What was that and you just want to do a quick beak? But also you know they would have their. Their writers draft, and then we would read it at a table read, and then they would make a bunch of changes, and they would start on Monday with what was called the shooting draft, and that's what I have I have a bunch of shooting drafts leftover, but single morning would arrive to work, and there would be a stack of new pages. They were rewritten. Scenes just for that day they would handle the pages sometimes that morning. It'd be like okay here. We go guys these changes for the day you better believe..
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"She was so excited to share information, and so she sent. Sent in a whole bunch of audio clips that we are going to play, and she is going to come back as a full awesome guest for two episodes coming up, general do where we're trying to figure out scheduling and whatnot, but she is in, and I cannot wait. Let's play her. Hello Audio Clip, Sam okay paid is it's Jen I. Miss You I'm loving your podcast. I am learning so much. I had no idea of the drama behind the scenes of Booze cruise where you were floating away it see Angela Phyllis and rain, and Brian Amazing. Anyway I'm loving it and meaning interest grief counseling questions so I'll send him in separate audio files. Isn't it? I see her voicing Ange I. Love Her voice I find her voice really soothing listen. We were chatting back and forth, and I was listening to her voice a lot and Jen. You have real good podcast boys. I Know Jenner you doing voice over work like I anything. You're selling with your voice. Are just call me and talk to me at the end of my day. Justly message every day. Just kind of telling me what you did I. I will listen to that as I like. Do the dishes I agree Angela in one of the clips that Jan sent? She explains a little bit about the process of writing this episode for her right. Yeah, it's so it's so fascinating Sam. Can you play? It enjoy JEN's voice. Everyone one thing about this episode that really stuck with me. Personally was it was a thrill because it was hard to tell stories on other shows about characters going through internal things. And in this case with Michael, it was even more than that because this character was going through something internal, and he was unaware of it. which made it really exciting? Right because I love internal stories, but it also made it kind of difficult to explain at times, and I remember that I created a little chart. where it said here's what Michael is doing and saying in the scene, and then bowled under it, I wrote what was actually happening to Michael Underneath in all, and of course Steve got it all intuitively, and he's a genius. Ru such a treat to be able to write and tell that story, and then Jenna to have you be aware of what it was. That was going on with Michael to have pam sort of sense it see it and fix it without it. Being spoken was just such a delight as a writer. Isn't that amazing? I love it. I love that she had like a secret notes and charts in her script about the emotional journey of characters. Yeah, I find all that so interesting just like the writers process and what she wrote in how then it? It ended up playing. You Know Oh, my, Gosh. Angeles realize something what she was tracking she. Came Racking Michael's emotional journey. She tracked it all right well. We are going to hear more from Jim throughout the episode so Gina Why. Don't you fast fact me? Okay? I'm calling fast fact number two the big fight. Oh, you did a shoulder shimmy. I now. Are you intrigued? In Mindy Tailings Book. Is everyone hanging out without me? She writes a chapter about working on the office and being a writer, and also being performer, and she said in her book that she and Greg Daniels got into such a huge fight during this episode that she stormed off the set. She kicked his car. Yes. I forgot about that, but rather than have me. Read you the passage Angela. Wouldn't you rather hear it in Mendis Voice? Yes, well? Guess what there's an audio book..
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"The end of this podcast, we've done our job. Oh Michael its season three. Four written by Jen Salata and directed by Roger Nygaard Jensen. Lada is one of my favorite people Jenna hundred percent. She is just such a delight, and was so much fun onset because she would always crack up. Oh, yeah, she was one of our worst laugh, irs, which made her the best laugher. Agenda you know what I'd love right now. I hope it's a summary. It's a sorry. All right here. It is Michael finds out that his former boss Ed truck was decapitated in a self-induced drunk driving accident. Nobody seems upset. Though are certainly not upset enough, which causes Michael to question if anyone would care about his death, of course, he doesn't know that that's what he's worried about. He doesn't understand really the depth of his sadness. Yes, you wants everyone to love him and be sad for him if he wasn't around. Yeah, make fuss about him. Well, I, he leads everyone in some grief counseling. But then later he forces everyone to participate in a bird funeral. Meanwhile over in Stamford Jim is put in charge of supervising Karen for the day, but decides to put their work on hold, so they can search for her favorite bag of chips. Oh we're going to have so much to say about that. This is a really odd tangent, and I don't mean to take this really weird. Really value it. Jenna Y was re watching this episode I hear a commotion outside of My. That's what she shed. No. And a squirrel is eating. Oh! That's worse than what I thought you were going to say. Yeah, and so I was like wait. What's eating? What's eating I? Start filming it. I have video of me. Filming the Squirrel and in the background you can hear grief counseling, Bird Funeral. Like we, it was so crazy, but apparently squirrels are like A. They're like an opportunist. If. There's a a little bird's nest. They go for a baby bird. They do it. Squirrels are terrible. Everyone thinks they're so cute. Because of their fluffy tails, but they're all look at appleby buddies. Squirrels carry more disease than rats. Look it up. Okay, sorry, but it just was kind of crazy that I was watching an episode that had a bird funeral, and then I saw a squirrel attack bird. It was crazy. Yeah, okay. How do we get back from? That? Hit Me was fastback all right fastback number one. This episode was written by Jen. Salata we said that and Angela reached out to Jen for this episode. Yes, Jenin I traded emails and texts, and she was so much fun to talk to about this episode..
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"of counsel" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)
"A mugshot that someone kind of found on the Internet. That somewhere of some headshot of me and things like that and for many of my colleagues. This kind of amusing You know this was it's kind of a blip on the radar screen Oh isn't this funny that you know you are so you know diligent and careful and then something like this. You know all this other kind of stuff I can tell hey from. That was not the emotional response to the set of activities. So it was. It was a long week in both the McCain campaign in Nineteen household for me while I had this I experience of sort of you know public being taken to the woodshed for something I could do absolutely nothing now so one more question actually on the campaign Cain to the way. Are you on election night. Two Thousand Eight election. I two thousand eight. I was in Phoenix at the biltmore. Hotel where the the campaign was was and Senator McCain was John McCain is back in his home state of Arizona Republican nominee rallied supporters in Prescott on the steps of the store courthouse where very goldwater campaign was a director National Intelligence team. I was because I had my clearances. I was delays onto the intelligence community for the campaign as well and so one of the things that happens if someone wins. The presidential election as famously happened with Donald Trump's phone calls from trump tower. Is that you start getting calls coming in from every world leader and the order in which he returned those calls and what you say on them which will very quickly be leaked is kind of all important. Scene is the first signal of your foreign policy priorities priorities and all of that and makes big news especially abroad and so the DNA. I the director of National Intelligence had Sent out a jump team to Phoenix that that would be in a position had McCain one and had he wished do it to receive the president's daily brief the next morning and of course innings of Obama and there was some materials related to world leaders in phone calls and things like that and So I met with these folks out there and then I guess it was about seven o'clock maybe a little bit earlier than that on election tonight and I got a call Them asking me if I could return. The materials teams continue to get on a plane to go to Chicago and now they hadn't called anything for anybody. I mean okay. It wasn't looking good. I mean you know. Once we lost Virginia wasn't looking good but I said look you know I mean come on you know. This election is not over. Who knows lightning could strike and also other stuff and they were like look? If it makes you feel better we can postpone. This is kind of like we gotta go so that's fine so So we met. And and then that night Senator McCain gave what I thought actually probably was the finest beaches every game in which is way in a strange way his concession speech to Barack Obama because compared the two thousand sixteen it was not a particularly bitterly fought campaign but every campaign has bitterly fought and you know it had been hard won contest and for John McCain. This has been something that people talked about him. Being President is as one day when he was in the prison camp in Vietnam. I mean there's been a kind of a lifelong aspiration of his and this is it was all all over and Obama who had not any of the experience or background that McCain had suddenly was going to be the president and so I was in the the Biltmore hotel out on the lawn there and I was on the lawn watching the speech where he said that during the campaign Barack Obama was his competitor. Now he will be his president. I wish Godspeed the man who was my former opponent and will be my president and I call on all Americans is I have often in this campaign to not despair of our present difficulties but to believe always in the promise and greatness of America so that was a pretty poignant moment and then and then I said goodbye to Sarah Palin who left the Secret Service John McCain immediately dismissed the Secret Service and drove himself out of his apartment in Phoenix and then about two days later I had taken the campaign plane back to Washington Washington for the final time and went over to the campaign headquarters. Sort of clear myself out and my phone rang and it was McCain who and up in his cabin in and northern Arizona and he said we got to go on a trip I said what do you think we've been doing for two years especially you the now. We're we're GONNA go somewhere fun. This is not going to be one of these grueling trips where we're changing hotels every night and we only go do hard stuff. We're going to go somewhere. I think something fun and we went on an e country in eight days trip so he couldn't help himself..
"of counsel" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)
"Com slash F P insider. Is there a legislative achievement. Or something that you guys did in the Senate that you're particularly proud of or that. The you think he really moved into. You had an opportunity to play a role in in two thousand five in part of the war on terror. The the so-called black sites were still operating the Interrogation techniques that the United States us involved things like waterboarding and slamming people on the walls and stress positions and sleep deprivation forced nudity all these things that combination and I had had a little inkling that the black sites existed for my time in the NFC is clear here to me when I started working for Senator McCain that. He didn't know the first thing about this. He had been on the Armed Services Committee but not on. The Intelligence Committee. Hadn't been briefed on these things and then Aba grape happened happened where these pictures of Iraqi detainees piled up and mistreated really went viral. The army confiscated some sixty pictures of Iraqi prisoners being mistreated and in many of the pictures Americans. Both men and women are laughing posing pointing are giving a thumbs up up the result. Six Americans are being court martialled and I'd only been working for Senator McCain for literally a couple of months and I and I remember thinking to myself. I wonder how this guy is going to react to this because on the one hand I could see him saying that torture. That's not torture. You WanNa hear torture. I was tied to the ceiling for days on end. I was at my limbs broken. Can you also other kinds of stuff and as it turned out he was even more appalled and I was he just said this is UNAMERICAN. This is a grave violation of the values. We hold Oh dear certainly of the Geneva Conventions of our international obligations and this can't stand. I'm gravely concerned that many Americans. We'll have the same impulse as I did when I saw this picture. And that's to turn away from them and we risk losing public support for this conflict flicked as Americans turned away from the Vietnam War. They may turn away from this one sector. I'd like to know what were the instructions shins to the guards that is what the An investigation that. I've indicated has been undertaken but but Mrs Jerry Berman very simple straightforward question. Well the chief of staff of the army can tell you. The guards cards are trained to guard. People they're not trained to interrogate. They're not and it wasn't just Abbott Grade. It was the broader set of it was essentially the use of torture as an an interrogation technique. This is a very very terrible time for America. These young people who are serving are the best they're wonderful and they are being besmirched by The actions of a few I believe. And so it took some time for Senator McCain and Senator Lindsey Graham and Senator John Warner to kind of figure out what they wanted to do and I was very involved in that process and ultimately they introduce under Senator McCain's leadership will was ultimately called the detainee treatment act which required among other things anybody in a department offence facility to be interrogated only in accordance with the manual. That was already in place. Saying what you could do. You couldn't do and anybody who was in some other detention. CIA or something like that. Could not be subjected to cruel inhumane integrating treatment and I think that this will help us enormously and winning the war for the hearts and minds of people throughout the world in the war on terror. This was a major major fight with the Bush administration and with some Republicans in Congress and Senator McCain was willing to accept whatever the political consequences were in order to push this ultimately it did pass. It wasn't acted in the law and it changed inched overnight. The practices that were being conducted in the black sites Senator McCain has is Been A leader to make sure that the United States of America upholds the values of America's we fight and win this war on terror. And we've you've been happy to work with him to achieve a common objective in that is to make it clear to the world that this government it does not torture and we'd hear the International Convention of Torture whether it be here at home or abroad and moving on so then two thousand seven two thousand eight you move on to the presidential campaign. I'm not running for president to be somebody but to do. Use something to do the hard but necessary things not the easy and needless things in house a presidential campaign different than working in a Senate office office in two thousand seven I did most of the campaign related work sort on the off hours here and there and in two thousand and eight after Senator McCain won the New Hampshire primary I moved over to the campaign more or less full-time and the basic content of what one does is actually not very different. Something happens in North Korea and you're trying to determine what the response should be. Someone has an idea someone you know is coming to visit. You're trying to push an idea or an agenda Sir McCain gave a lot of speeches is a senator which I drafted almost all of his foreign policy related speeches. He gave a lot of speeches as a presidential candidate which drafted most of his foreign policy speeches but then there are things that.
"of counsel" Discussed on First Person
"In the world is changing in ways that affect your life and your business. Do you have the intelligence you need now. F P is offering insider rider with the new F P insiders subscription you will get all of. FP's content plus exclusive access to data driven intelligence. Power maps absolute distill complex issues in depth special reports and conference calls on the biggest stories and trends get global insight. You can bank on subscribe to F P incited today at foreign policy dot com slash F P insider. Is there a legislative achievement. Or something that you guys did in the Senate that you're particularly proud of or that. The you think he really moved into. You had an opportunity to play a role in in two thousand five in part of the war on terror. The the so-called black sites were still operating the Interrogation techniques that the United States us involved things like waterboarding and slamming people on the walls and stress positions and sleep deprivation forced nudity all these things that combination and I had had a little inkling that the black sites existed for my time in the NFC is clear here to me when I started working for Senator McCain that. He didn't know the first thing about this. He had been on the Armed Services Committee but not on. The Intelligence Committee. Hadn't been briefed on these things and then Aba grape happened happened where these pictures of Iraqi detainees piled up and mistreated really went viral. The army confiscated some sixty pictures of Iraqi prisoners being mistreated and in many of the pictures Americans. Both men and women are laughing posing pointing are giving a thumbs up up the result. Six Americans are being court martialled and I'd only been working for Senator McCain for literally a couple of months and I and I remember thinking to myself. I wonder how this guy is going to react to this because on the one hand I could see him saying that torture. That's not torture. You WanNa hear torture. I was tied to the ceiling for days on end. I was at my limbs broken. Can you also other kinds of stuff and as it turned out he was even more appalled and I was he just said this is UNAMERICAN. This is a grave violation of the values. We hold Oh dear certainly of the Geneva Conventions of our international obligations and this can't stand. I'm gravely concerned that many Americans. We'll have the same impulse as I did when I saw this picture. And that's to turn away from them and we risk losing public support for this conflict flicked as Americans turned away from the Vietnam War. They may turn away from this one sector. I'd like to know what were the instructions shins to the guards that is what the An investigation that. I've indicated has been undertaken but but Mrs Jerry Berman very simple straightforward question. Well the chief of staff of the army can tell you. The guards cards are trained to guard. People they're not trained to interrogate. They're not and it wasn't just Abbott Grade. It was the broader set of it was essentially the use of torture as an an interrogation technique. This is a very very terrible time for America. These young people who are serving are the best they're wonderful and they are being besmirched by The actions of a few I believe. And so it took some time for Senator McCain and Senator Lindsey Graham and Senator John Warner to kind of figure out what they wanted to do and I was very involved in that process and ultimately they introduce under Senator McCain's leadership will was ultimately called the detainee treatment act which required among other things anybody in a department offence facility to be interrogated only in accordance with the manual. That was already in place. Saying what you could do. You couldn't do and anybody who was in some other detention. CIA or something like that. Could not be subjected to cruel inhumane integrating treatment and I think that this will help us enormously and winning the war for the hearts and minds of people throughout the world in the war on terror. This was a major major fight with the Bush administration and with some Republicans in Congress and Senator McCain was willing to accept whatever the political consequences were in order to push this ultimately it did pass. It wasn't acted in the law and it changed inched overnight. The practices that were being conducted.
"of counsel" Discussed on The Report
"It's may seventeenth twenty seventeen white house counsel don mcgann is in the oval office but the president mcgann's job is to represent the office of the presidency which isn't quite the same as representing the president personally if the delicate the rules are being followed but the president's made clear he's not interested in following the rules trump is already fired his FBI director that's why mcgee the oval that morning they need to interview a new nominee for the position attorney general jeff sessions is there to sessions interrupts the me eating he has an urgent phone call from the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein so he steps outside to take it sessions returns a moment later and related the message rosenstein has appointed a special council to oversee the russia investigation it's the former FBI director robert mueller trump slumps back in his chair he says oh my god this is terrible this is the end of my presidency i'm fucked this is the report episode eleven a special counsel we began volume two with the description of rod rosenstein ends decision to appoint robert mueller special counsel to conduct the russia investigation that decision took place and the chaotic days following the firing of jim homey and the revelation that the president had asked komi to let michael flynn go this episode is about the president's reaction and response to mueller's appointment his efforts to remove the special counsel and his attempts to curtail muller's investigation upon learning that muller has been appointed special counsel the president says it's the end of his presidency and then he begins to direct his rage at sessions after all it's sessions recusals that's in him into this mess here's how the muller report describes the scene as always the report is being read or paraphrased by benjamin with us the pre accident became angry and lambasted the attorney general for his decision to recused from the investigation stating how could you let this happen jeff the president said the position of attorney general was his most important appointment and that sessions had quote let him down on unquote contrasting him to eric holder and robert kennedy sessions recalled that the president said to him quote you were supposed to protect to me unquote or words to that effect the president returned to the consequences of the appointment and said quote everyone tells me if you get one these independent counsels it ruins your presidency it takes years and years and i won't be able to do anything this is the worst thing thing that ever happened to me here's matt sabotage ski of the washington post trump learns of his appointment because sessions happens to just be over at the white house rod rosenstein call sessions and says hey i've just appointed robert mueller sessions goes in and tells the president and the president just blow what's up you know this is a disaster he blames it personally on sessions forget the rod rosenstein is the guy who appointed him he's tracing this back to the recusals sort of deliver there's a profanity laced tirade about the effect this is going to have in his presidency the president then told sessions he should resign as attorney general sessions agreed submit his resignation and left the oval office here's mike schmidt of the new york times trump recognized the severity of immediately instead i'm fucked and has this showdown with sessions in which he basically get sessions to resign sessions essentially quits and trump is blaming concessions for d. appointment of molly rica sessions recused himself from the russian investigation and trump things at the refusal is the original senior that puts them on the path and trump clearly is keying in on the most important thing here he clearly gets the chain of events that got him to this and the problems had a special counsel could bring being in how if it starts looking at one thing it could end up looking at another and how it really could way down a presidency he ends up asking for sessions to resign and it's not just that once but sort of multiple times that moment when muller has appointed you know post recusal trump just really blamed sessions for everything that would come to happen in particularly muller's point it's difficult to overstate how upset the president is at the prom aspect of a special counsel investigation hope pick saw the president shortly after sessions departed and described the president as being extremely upset by the special counsels appointment hick said she had only seen the president like that one other time when the access hollywood tape came out during the campaign meanwhile the investigation is ramping up and the white house is instructed not to destroy any relevant documents the next day may eighteenth two thousand seventeen f. b. i. agents delivered to magana preservation notice that disgust an investigation related tacoma's termination and and directed the white house to preserve all relevant documents that same day sessions offers his resignation on may eighteenth sessions final allies resignation letter that stated quote pursuant to our conversation of yesterday and at your request i hereby offer my resignation unquote sessions wrote the letter to the white house and handed it to the president the president put the resignation letter in his pocket and asked session several times whether he wants did to continue serving as attorney general sessions ultimately told the president he wanted to stay but it was up to the president the president said he wanted session chance to stay at the conclusion of the meeting the president shook sessions hand but did not return the resignation letter i think nobody in trump's orbit actually wanted sessions to resign but ultimately sessions does what he's asked and he gives the president a letter by that time the president is a little calmer and he just pockets the thing but now this is kind of remarkable right the president is walking around with this leverage on his attorney general like at any moment he can pull out this resignation letter and all of his advisors realize that is just a poisonous situation that's not how the president attorney general relationship can work at least president trump has to accept this or reject this so day kind of desperately tried to give him to give this coming up white house chief of staff reince priebus and chief strategist steve bannon are concerned about the president holding onto the resignation letter they think it looks like trump has leverage over DOJ which you can use as a quote shock collar anytime he wants the president keeps sessions's resignation letter for eleven days on may nineteenth two thousand seventeen the president left for a trip to the middle east hicks recalled that on the president's flight from saudi arabia to tel aviv the president pulled sessions's resignation letter from his pocket showed it to a group of senior advisors and ask them what he should do about it it was not until may thirtieth three days after the president returned from the trip that the president returned the letter two sessions with the not nations saying not accepted eventually he does return with just a handwritten note that says not accepted though it's not as if that resolves the matter i mean later on sessions will actually be walking around with a resignation letter that he has penned because he never knows when the act wchs might fall so even though that leverage literally in trump's pocket is gone sessions knows in the back of his mind any day could be my last muller paints extraordinarily detailed scenes about what's happening in the white house at the time it's worth pausing for a moment to explain how it is that muller oh so much about what's going on inside the oval office the answer is the white house counsel don mcgann tells him all about it reporting today that white house counsel on again has given three voluntary interviews to investigators totaling around thirty hours in all here's my let's mcgann's cooperation dates back to a decision that's made by the president john dowd and ty cobb in the summer of twenty seventeen muller has just been appointed the president has hired down in cobb to be his lawyers on this issue and cobb in doubt have sold the president on a strategy of cooperation and the sooner they cooperate the sooner the investigation will be over and that this will via quick thing off the bat muller wants to talk to the people closest to the president the lawyers in the cels office including mcgann it was highly unusual thing because most presidents have sort of fought to stop their lawyers from speaking with investigators and right off the bat you had trump handing mcgann over mcgann becomes suspicious is it that he's allowing him to speak with muller trump obviously knew all the different things that had gone on between them political pressure on him to really get to the bottom of whether trumpet obstructed justice began thinks he may be getting set up by doubt and cobb here to maybe take the fall he he doesn't understand it so mcgann does exactly.
"of counsel" Discussed on The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg
"I almost drove off off. The road. Just absolutely shocked we. I didn't understand or appreciate that he had had you knew significant health problems. It was really heart breaking news you know because regardless of what you think about his conduct in which I believe was fraudulent and criminal the human inside thought his the last years of his life to be dealing with that kind of stress was was really tragic. He was a human being with a family that was hard and then there was this sort of strange conspiracy theories that arose about whether or not he in fact died and you know whether he really just fled to Venezuela and faked his death and you know all of the the strange things that go along with a case of that profile Kathy. What did you do. After the Enron trial ended. I went to private practice for a couple of years. Actually at Leith them in Watkins Current Law Firm and then President Obama was elected. I was asked by air colder and David Ogden. He were that nominees to be the attorney general and the deputy attorney general respectively to come back into the department in a job called the pay Dag Chucky. No you know what that job is. Explain what that what it is and what it stands for. Yes so it's there's only one paycheck at at the department is the principal associate deputy attorney general mouthful mouthful. It's a mouthful but DOJ people no. That's why everyone refers to is paid ag. You are the sort of right hand manager to the deputy attorney general. I always described it as the number one person to the number two person. I think that's very apt description. It's a very apt description. The number two person in the Department of Justice the Deputy Deputy Attorney General is essentially the man or woman serving as the chief operating officer running the department on a day-to-day basis. That's exactly right is a lot to manage Dan inch all of the law enforcement agencies the FBI the ATF Marshall Sarah's the DA as well as all of the components of the Justice Department and all the US Attorney's in all the US attorney's offices and one of the things that that I spent a lot of my time on job is talking to the various US attorneys and interviewing each of the potential nominees David David Margolis who you know well who is a career veteran the most senior career official at Doj who's a very dear friend of mine and yours he and I interviewed indeed virtually all of the nominees to be US attorneys so do serve the department for half a century. He was a mentor to both you and me Kathy Athey into countless others. Yes he passed away and I miss him every day. I do too I do too. We used to have dinner once every couple of months or so. I would always try to convince vincent eat something somewhat healthy to no avail. Many of US tried to many of us felt. Yes exactly exactly but you didn't stay in that. Pay Dag role for too long as you know. I think the average tenure in that job it's a really tough job and you don't make huge number of friends in that job because it's a tough job but it's I think the average tenure actually David Margolis told me was you know between a year and eighteen months and I was in it for year and then I was cajoled jolt into moving over to the White House as deputy White House counsel Bob Bauer became White House counsel in January of two thousand ten actually the second second time he worked in the White House. That's right that's right. I had worked as associate counsel to President Clinton at the very end of his term so from basically from two two thousand two thousand one so the the interesting book ends there is that I left the White House on January nineteenth of two thousand and one it and then I did not go back in to the White House didn't step foot into the White House again. Intel January January twenty first of two thousand nine of course I worked at the department all throughout the Bush administration but as a career prosecutor it was interesting for me to see kind of both sides of the end of an administration creation and also the very very beginning of administration. How long did you remain deputy. White House counsel about a year and a half to do that job so I was the right hand woman woman to to the White House counsel to to Bob Our who's absolutely brilliant lawyer and has been an enormous mentor to me remains extremely close friend of mine together. We ran the office. The office has an enormous number of responsibilities lawyers would be in a typical White House counsel we had I think roughly around twenty five to thirty lawyers and people generally had various areas of responsibility and we had different teams so one team for example you know just worked on national security issues. One team just worked on judicial nominations. One team just worked on sort of domestic legal policy policy issues and when you talk about twenty five thirty lawyers those are the men and women in White House counsel's Office White House also have lawyers throughout the executive branch. You can call upon that's exactly right in every agency there are general counsels each agency and so I would be talking to them on a whole variety of different subjects constantly only former commerce one day State Department the next that's right that's exactly right and from the president's perspective yeah he conceptually understands that they're all these lawyers working across the executive branch but in his mind there's there's basically one who needs to figure out what the right answer is. Bob Our but that was ultimately you. It was ultimately me right so I was promoted to white. House counsel in June of two thousand eleven and Bob decided that he was going to go work on the the reelection campaign have pain for the president he is a brilliant one of the most respected election law lawyer's that's what he does so he went back to that and strongly encourage the president to promote me to the White House counsel and it was a pretty big leap of faith for President Obama because I did not have a a prior relationship with him I had not worked on the campaign and and my background was pretty unusual for a White House counsel coming from Doj and being a prosecutor cuter and I was young. I just turned forty. It's young in a relative sense. You know for that job. In the president and I had worked together when I was as deputy counsel but not really closely it was definitely a leap of faith on his part to promote me and I believe just as a historical matters. It's kind of unusual no other deputy counsel had been promoted to White House counsel so that's not typically the way it works young you had an unusual background and you didn't have a personal relationship with the president but they saw something obviously I'd had the opportunity over that year and a half to work closely with a number of the president's senior advisors with the Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel David Axelrod with David Plouffe obviously with Bob and I think they trusted my judgement and had been a more more kind of up close and personal way had seen my skill as a lawyer when you are White House counsel. Who is your client. The president of the United States and not Barack Obama explained that in the White House counsel. You are representing office itself. You're you're not representing an individual person and it's really important important to keep that in mind because there are things that come up from time to time that clearly may impact a president in his personal capacity that you as the White House counsel should not properly be representing him on. That's both because you're a federal government. Employees or your salary is paid for by the taxpayer you ultimately have a duty to the constitution into the public those took their institutional reasons that's true but they're also just practical reasons including that there is not a traditional attorney client privilege between the president and the White House counsel what I mean by that. Is that if I represent a client today so you're my lawyer. Yes anything that you tell me I am absolutely obligated ethically to keep that confidential and that's an obligation that attorneys understand and respect and it's sacrosanct and there are some limited exceptions in which can be breached but there are limited when you're the White House counsel that same type of privilege doesn't apply to your relationship you put the president there are different privileges that may or may not apply but it's not an attorney client privilege. I guess the best example I could give you is that if the president were to say to me as a White House counsel that he had authorized something that was illegal. I would actually have an obligation allegation as the White House counsel to disclose that to the Department of Justice whereas in a relationship with a private client when I'm representing you. Do you told me that you had authorized something. That was not lawful. I would be obligated to keep that confidential and not disclose it in in that job. You have to be very conscious of what confidences you can properly keep and if they're certain matters the easiest example why would give as you know if if a president were contemplating you know getting divorced or something purely personal matter. That's not something the. White House counsel Ken or should advise on you would advise the president to get private counsel for that. Yes we should point out that for president and Mrs this is Obama that strictly a hypothetical yes of course absolutely you know where it has come up historically or in the context of criminal investigations a we didn't have any of those which I'm grateful for during the Obama Administration that wasn't by accident is very much by the exercise prudence and design in fact that President Obama's it probably has more integrity than anyone I've ever met and a very high standard of ethics but historically there have been investigations with respect to Whitehouse's this is we saw that during the Clinton administration and President Clinton had private counsel David Kendall Williams Collie represented him along with others president trump likewise wise we saw also had private counsel. Those distinctions are important. They're not sometimes is kind of black and white and clear cut as you might expect. It's tricky to figure out the lines. I was very grateful. I didn't have to navigate that for president. Obama who said that President Obama was a man of tremendous integrity and that was my impression Russian of him. What else did you observe working for him. He is really funny. He's probably like the coolest person that I've ever met in a sense that cooler even the well. You're pretty cool. He's cool in the sense that he's just you know he's really level-headed. He doesn't lose his temper temper. I don't know if it's his wuyin routes. I often say he's chill that does not mean he's not intense. He's quite intense. He's confident confident and therefore able to make very level headed decisions. Zia demanding boss yes he is but there are sometimes demanding bosses who are radic and that's why they're demanding because you're not quite sure what demand is going to be placed on you. I think that's an important point when I worked for Bob Muller at the FBI FBI who was demanding but it was not mercurial was very linear. You knew what the expectations were. He was never a radic. He was always polite credibly civil a man of hi integrity but he was demanding. Yes that's exactly the same with President Obama. He was demanding in the sense that he demanded. You know your stuff. he demanded competence. He demanded rigor but he never lost his temper. He didn't drive people in mercurial ways as he didn't try to create strange competition among staff. He's a very kind of straight ahead guy. He worked really really hard. So one of the things things that I think people were who worked with him or so impressed about is that you would send a memo in to him. He could get a big stack of memos every night and then president isn't Obama's a bit of a night owl so he would do his reading late at night. You'd get the memo back. The next day always was comments.
"of counsel" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Was essentially conceding that the petitioner killed the victims but according to his current attorney the differences fundamental the first formulation he admits his perfectly fine the latter on the other hand is violation so agree gis that the defendant's conviction must be reversed even if there is no chance that the misstep caused any harm and that by the way is a reference to the second part of the opinion which typically under ineffective assistance of counsel rulings the it is not enough to show that you had a bad lawyer you have to show that you had a bad lawyer that made the outcome different and the majority says in this case when the attorney compromises your guilt or innocence over your objection that quote because a client's autonomy not council's competences in issue we do not apply are ineffective assistance of counsel jurisprudence to to the claim so violations of your six amend secured autonomy ranks as error of the kind that our decisions have called structural so so such an error is not harm is not subject to harmless error review so in other words being denied the opportunity to have six amendment assistance of counsel right having your lawyer concede your guilt over your objection is under the majority's opinion such structural violation of your fundamental constitutional rights that you don't have to show that you were prejudiced by you just have to show that it happened and it's enough for reversal it's enough to to get a new trial and this happened in two thousand eight so you know he might be retried actually but but this conviction will be thrown out and so the rest of the alito opinion is exactly what you would expect from a conservative judicial activist and again i really i'm gonna link this in the show notes obviously i really encourage if we have i know we have they've written into the show if we have originalists if we have alito defenders i want you to go to page six of.